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Wednesday, June 29.
Gasoline is going down, down,
down, but not as fast 'as cotton
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Mexicans fight bulls and Americans
fight men-which deserve the great
* * * .
People are becoming expert in the
art of making one dollar go as far
as two went before.
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A dispatch states that more women
will attend the Dempsey-Carpentier
contest than any other in history.
Some women may attend but no la
Does the arrest of a woman in an
Illinois town for not being properly
clad indicate that the old world is
growing better or worse? Are women
wearing less clothes or are officers
more alert and active?
m m m m
Suppose Dempsey should kill Car
pentier, or vice versa, would not
every one of the nearly one hundred
thousand spectators be particeps
* . * .
I Wonder how many parents will en
courage their children to form the
reading habit during vacation? It's
a mighty good habit for them to
form, provided they read the right
kind of books.
' Why is it that the low and base al
ways appeals to and arouses men?
Wonder how many of the nearly
100,000 persons who will witness the
Dempsey-Carpentier slugging match
^ would attend a contest between two
leading intellectual giants?
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Farmers should not fail to plant
a large acreage of late corn. For
this county to have to buy Western
?om next spring would be an un
speakable calamity. Now is the time
to fortify yourself against such em
. . * .
We can muster no national pride,
nor give'expression to any desire to
see Dempsey, the American, knock
out that Frenchman. In fact, if we
were to express any preference at
all, it would be that he lose ignomin
. ? % ?
The Advertiser is ndt betting on
the outcome of the Dempsey-Carpen
tier contest, but we could safely wa
ger a large sum that hundreds, and
possibly thousands, of fathers will
pay considerable sums to witness the
disgraceful affair who will say they
are not financiallly able to send their
boy to college.
? * ? *
Were Japan to attack us in open
warfare some morning before break
fast, as she is likely to do some of
'these times, don't you think that not
a few of the leading nations of the
.earth that have suffered because the
United States refused to enter the
League of Nations would be secretly
3f not openly, glad of it?
. * . *
An Unwarranted Charge.
One not infrequently hears, the
.charge made that ? greater percent
age of -ministers' sons belong to the
prodigal class, and fail to make good,
than sons of the laity. We believe the
<charge to be unwarranted and unjust
to ministers and their wives. Boys
andt girls everywhere who grow into
manhood and womanhood are largely
products of the homes in which they
are reared and we are confident that
.children who reside in manses and
parsonages are as carefully taught
by precept and example as children in
the homes of the laity. Furthermore,
file ideals and the atmosphere of
these homes is as high and as con
ducive to high thinking and noble liv
ing as that of other homes.
Being subject to the law of heredi
ty and as liable to contamination by
bad influences and associates at
school and elsewhere out of the home
circle as are children of the* laity, it
is both unreasonable and unfair to
?expect and require so much more of
ministers' children. We do not bel
this charge has any real f ounda
but has gained credence in s
quarters because of the fact
when the son of a minister
short of the 100-per cent stan?
he is at once held in the spotligh
carping critics and not infreque
his short comings are greatly e;
Would that fault-finders wer?
prone to give a minister credit
rearing a strong, manly, upright, 1
o.rable, ambitious and altoge
praiseworthy boy as they are disp<
to criticize when he has the mis
tune of having an unworthy son
out from his home. Were the Gol
Rule more generally practiced
the lives of men and women, no s
unjust charge would have gaine
In this connection it gives the w
er a peculiar pleasure to reprod
the following from the Aiken Joui
and Review concerning the achii
ments and true worth of the splen
son of Dr. and Mrs. Phillip J. McLi
"Phillip James McLean, Jr., v
graduated with honors from
Charleston Citadel last week, hac
busy senior year in addition to
regular college work. He was i
associate editor of "The Sphin:
the college annual, a member of 1
debating team, manager of the a
teen, acting secretary of the collt
"Y.," editor of "The Bulletin," 1
state organ of the Student Voil
teer and delivered many addres;
! before minor organizations. He v?
I the Second Lieut, of Co. D., and gre
uated 6th in a class of 46. He li
been recommended for a commissi
as second lieutenant in the O. R. <
Coast Artillery and w?ill be coi
! missioned when he reaches the a
of 21, being only 19 years old no
Next year he will leave for Crozi
Theological Seminary where he i
tends taking up his studies for t
ministry and at the same time <
post graduate work in the Universi
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A National Disgrace.
The slugging match which will tal
place between Dempsey and Carpe
ter Saturday afternoon, July 2, aero
the 'Hudson river from New Yoi
city is a national disgrace. If tl
State of New Jersey has no law pr<
hibiting the holding of such a brut
combat within its borders, it nee(
one. The ideals of a nation which ei
joys the world-wide distinction of bi
ing a model for the other nations c
the earth should be so high and til
public conscience so quickened thc
such a spectacle would be impossibl
Leaving out of consideration th
demoralizing influence of such
sport, if such a slugging match ca;
be so dignified as to be classed as ;
sport, from an economic standpoin
alone in this financial crisis it shouli
be outlawed. With millions of peopL
literally starving in the remote cor
ners of the earth, who nevertheles:
are our neighbors; with hundreds an<
hundreds of thousands ofvpeople it
our own country out of employment
many of them heads of dependen!
families; with want and suffering
wide-spread in our congested cities
because of business depression nov,
prevailing; with countless schools and
churches lacking in adequate support
because of the existing conditions, it
is nothing short of a crime before
God and man for millions upon mil
lions of dollars to be spent upon a
sport so useless and so harmful. It
is a national tragedy which in our
opinion will not go unrebuked.
Notwithstanding the fact that a
hundred words can be truthfully ut
tered in condemnation of the brutal
contest to every word that can be said
in its favor, yet it is quite probable,
that one person out of every hun
dred of the country's population will
either be a spectator or a party to
the crime by being in close proximi
ty to the arena. Upwards of 90,000
seats have been provided, at a cost
of more than $250,000, the price of
each seat ranging from $5 to $50. It
is a shame that such an enormous
sum is to be spent upon a contest to
decide what?-which of the two men
is the more brutal. Simply that and
nothing else. The cost of admission
and the making ready for the contest
are but a small part of the actual
money to be spent. Think of the thou
sands who journey from the far off
Pacific coast, from the lakes and from
the Rio Grande, and the sums they
will spend in railroad fare, hotel
bills, etc. Then there will be gamb
ling in connection with the contest.
Hundreds upon hundreds of thou
sands of dollars will be staked upon
The following dispatch sent out
from New York several days ago
3hows what elaborate preparations
have been made * for the success of
this shameful contest:
"Imagine a huge, flat saucer filled
to the rim with black ants, in the cen
ter a small checker board square with
two white ants dodging about and
waving their tentacles. That's what
the big fight will look like from an
aeroplane July 2.
"This giant saucer measures 606
feet in diameter, and more than ?
?quarter mile around. Its outer rim.is
34 feet from the ground.
"If you are a $50.00 ant, you will
sit on a comfortable chair from 24
feet to 145 feet distant from the
"If you are a modesty $5.00 ant
and have the bad luck to get the
worst of all the 91,613 seats you will
be only 302 feet away from the ring,
and will be able to see practically as
well as you are to see the home plate
from an upper grand stand seat in a
big league ball park.
"All the seats except the $50.00
ones are smooth spruce planks, 10
inches wide by two inches thick, with
rounded, edges. Why spruce? Fewer
"The 40.00 seats are 142 to 158
feet from the center of the ring;
$30.00 seats, 160 to 168 feet; $25.00
seats, 172 to 222 feet; $20.00 seats,
224 to 228 feet; $15 seats, 232 to
260 feet; $10.00 seats, 264 to 294
feet; $5.00 seats, 296 to 302.
"All the $50.00 and $40.00 seats
have been sold. Most of the $30.00
ones are gone. There are still plenty}
of seats on sale at $25.00 to $5.00.
At the rate they are going, however,
it is certain as anything human can
be that the largest arene that was
ever built in the history of the world
will be taxed to its capacity.
"The arena is in an open field in
the factory district of Jersey City,
about a mile and a half from the Hud- !
son, due west across the river from I
the tallest skyscrapers of lower Man
"The Hudson tubes, four ferries
and the Pennsylvania railroad will
furnish ample transportation for the
crowds. The nearest tube stations
are about a half mile from the arena.
The auto bus lines of Jersey City will
run one minute schedules to keep
the price down to ten cents-their
normal one-way fare. From Broad
way'and 42nd street will take about
a half an hour. . j
"The completed arena will cost
upwards of $250,000. It has taken
,130 carloads of lumber-2,250,000
feet oi spruce and yellow pine-and
forty-five tons of nails. r
"The Western Union is putting in
a cable as thick as Jack Dempsey's
arm to the ringside, to carry the d?
tails of the fight to every corner of
"Huger ten-inch water mains wit^
heavy pressure and many hydrants'
encircle the structure, and an army
of policemen and firemen will be pres
ent to insure order and safety.
"The present plan is to have the
preliminaries begin about one p. m.
daylight saving time, with the big
fight at 3. The hour, however, may
be slightly modified."
News Letter From Flat Rock.
(Written for last week.)
".Crops are looking pretty since the
rain, and we are glad all the farmers
have good crops around here.
Mr. J. H. Cosey is sick, but we
hope he will soon recover.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Holland and
little Ruth are spending several days
with Mrs. Holland's parents.
Mr. J. W. Bailey and son, Leon,
went to Choty yesterday.
Mr. Jim Steven's' barn was struck
by lightning yesterday and burned
with all his corn and fodder.
Phennes Cosey has cotton blooms.
Isn't that good?
Mrs. Mellie Dow spent yesterday
with Mrs. Eddie Agner.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Harling, Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Agner and Mr. Wiley
visited Mr. J. H. Cosey this week.
Mr. J. E. Agner will have water
melons by the fourth.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, PrV
Wheras H. E. Quarks of said
county and state made suit to me to
?rant him Letters of Administration
Df the Estate of and effects of Joanna
Quarles, late of said county and state,
These are Therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Joanna
Quarles, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate to be held at my office at
Edgefield, S. C., on the 30th day of
June, (1921) next after publication
thereof, at ll o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said Administration should not
Given under my hand this 14th
iay of June, Anno Domini, 1921,
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L. S.)
HERE IS A
for you which will be good in our Ten Days' July
Clearance Sale, beginning
Saturday, July 2, lasting until
Thursday, July 14
Just cut out this'advertisement and bring it with you and
we will redeem it for you on a trade purchase of a ?ollar or
in this clearance sale of oxfords and pumps we have in
cluded all of our oxfords and pumps that we had priced at
$11.00 and $13.00. Here is a list of a few prices that will
help you decide your needs:
20 pairs going
at ... .
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This includes all white oxfords and pumps, and will posi
tively last for ten days only. See advertisement later for
clearance sale on dry goods and notions.
Remember this advertisement is a coupon which is good
for 25 cents. .
THE CORNER STORE
At break of day, first thing I hear
The rooster's crow so loud and clear
?He wakes the -world in pleasant way
To begin another day.
From the kitchen I can smell ,
The ham that mother cooks so wgll
I think of work planned for the day
So jump from bed without delay.
Breakfast o'er, the sun peeps out;
The restless cattle walk about;
I hear the song of distant lark,
And Rover greets me with a bark.
Our work's begun, and 'most U . oon
We hear the bell that says 'tis noon;
Potatoes, fruit of every kind,
It's just the feast that suits my mind.
Back to work when dinner's over
The summer sun has withered the
Its rays are hot, the sweat does roll,
Oh, to dwell by the far North Pole!
Down by the spring where the cool
And through the elm the soft breeze
A while I sit, thinking how grand
Is Nature in our own fair land.
At close of day when all is still,
I hear the song of the whippoorwill;
The little squirrels go to nest,
And all of Nature is at rest.
Oh, Nature you are wonderful,
With vine-clad hill and stretching
Beautiful rivers and stately trees,
And oceans whose wavelets never
Oh, for the pen of Longfellow great,
Qr the mind of Edgar Lee,
That I might put in words and song,
What Nature is to me!
THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
Open to Men and Women
Entrance examinations, and ex
amination for the free tuition coun
ty scholarships at all county seats,
Friday, July 8, at 9 a. m. ?
Four-year course lead to the B. A.
and B. S. degrees. A special two
year pre-medical course is given.
Spacious buildings and athletic
grounds, well equipped laboratories
unexcelled library facilities. A dor
mitory for men. Expenses moderate.
For terms, catalogue, and illustrated
HARRISON RANDOLPH, Pres. ?
Due West, S. C.
Eighty-Four Years of Continuous Service
Unwavering adherence to Christian character and thorough schol
Courses: A. B., B. S., Pre-Medical, special.
Literary societies emphasized.
Intercollegiate.contests in debates, oratory and athletics worthy of
Adequate equipment and endowment.
Board in college home at cost. Price in private homes moderate.
For catalogue and application blank write to
DUE WEST, S. C.
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