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WE WILL CONTINUE OUR
ANNUAL CLEARING SUMMER SALE
Which was to end August 1st Until August 10th
We have received several letters from our far-away customers, who were not able to attend our sale, asking us to
continue a while longer, so we will, have to do so. All tfte special offerings that we had in our advertisements will
be good until August 10th.
We still have on hand over 300 men's and young men's suits which we are off erin?; at less than wholesale cost.
DEESSES-We have a large assortment of dresses on hand in Silks, Voile and Organdies. Prices $1.98 to $25.00.
MILLINERY-We have about 200 hats in stock yet. Prices ranging from $3.50 to $10.00 at $1.75 and $2.50.
Eemember that we still sell 12 yards of white homespun for 48c. Eruit of the Loom and Hill Bleaching at 17Jc.
VISIT OUR STORE AND GET THE BENEFIT OF OUR SPECIAL OFFERINGS
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Deplores Lawlessness That is
Rampant in Country and
City. Sunday School
:*f i Convention Held.
Just a few lines to let you and
your readers hear from this section
We have just passed through two
weeks of rain and wet weather, with
practically no farm work done. Mr.
Boll Weevil has had the lead during
this time hut today the sun is shin
ing beautifully and we are plowing,
so we are going to give Mr. Weevil
some trouble this week if the sun
continues to shine.
Right now I am inclined to say
that these troublesome and perilous
times would not exist, if it were not
for disobedience of our people in the
past. Sin is the cause of all this
trouble and we can not reasonably
expect better times .until our people
get nearer to God and leave off so
much of the damnable social func
tions that are in every country, town
and city, that have neither fear of
punishment nor hope of reward, and
not even eye or ear to the commands
of our Heavenly Father. We can not
expect better times until our people
get better. We all know what hap
pened to the cities of Sodom and Go
morrah in olden times for the sins
of the people, and as I see it now we
have numbers of cities today in the
world in which the morals if the an
cient cities already mentioned were
a credit to. Then how can we expect
better times in the world wihout bel>
ter people in it.
Take up a daily paper, if you
please, and we readily see in cold
print the heading of all sorts of crime
such as murder committed by both
sexes, and robbery, gambling of
many kinds, bootlegging and whis
key smuggling and selling against the
law of God and country, and but few
of the number punished by laws of
the country, for such crimes, but as
sure as the God in the eternal heav
ens, they are to meet their just re
wards when they are called hence for
the final reckoning at the last day.
The country is full of moonshine
whiskey makers and law breakers and
when one is caught.with the.whiskey
and all the- outfit for making it and
brought before the courts, there is
some lawyer, though guilty as the
know they are, willing to go to thei
refuge and use every technical poin
of law they can rake up to clear th
guilty party, and send him hack t
the swamps to double his resolutioi
of manufacturing the damnable stuf
in order to get cash to pay the law
yer. I tell you that the last state o:
both criminal and defender is worsi
than the first. I can see the effects o:
moonshine business every week tha
j goes by.
I am sorry to have to write thus
j but nevertheless it is evidently true
We have all the law we need for th<
punishment of crime, but for som?
cause it does not seem to be enforced
to make criminals fear the penalty
fer crime. Every good citizen should
be on the alert and do all they can tc
help turn up the law breakers, be
cause our sheriffs and magistrates
can't do it without the cooperation
of the good citizens of each commu
nity. I will stop along this line and
talk about something else.
We have, we might say a week of
Sunday school conventions in the sec
tion. Wednesday and Thursday last
week the convention met with Little
Stevens creek church. The attendance
was not as large as our people had
expected, owing to weather condi
tions for the past few weeks. While
we had a fairly good congregation
all seemed to enjoy the occasion.
Right after the white convention
the colored people's convention was
in session at Willow Springs church
and about five hundred per cent bef
and they went us one better in days
ter in attendance, they having Fri
day, Saturday and Sunday, with their
best attendance on the last day. They
were, there from about four counties
and several thousand on hand. Yes,
when the colored people have services
at church they "sho do get thar for
Mr. J. Q. Cogburn is still confined
to his room and we can't see that he
is improved to any extent. We trust
that he will yet get up and be able to
mingle with us again.
I am sure I voice the sentiment of
most people in this section, both
white and colored, at the capture of
one Ell Cnlbreath..His crime was one
everybody in the county was famil
iar with, he having evaded arrest for
about eight months. Somebody is re
sponsible for his get away, and if
j found out should also be punished.
The Good Book says that he that is
not for Me is against Me, which i's
very applicable here to the laws of
Crops are looking fine at present,
so we hope to be able to make this
report 30 or 40 days hence, and reap
a truthful reward of the report.
J. H. C.
Death to Weevils by Poison
To the Editor of The State:
From time to time I have noted
accounts of poisoning the boll weevil
by the use of a mixture of calcium
arsenate with /blackstrap molasses.
Knowing the general reliability of the
observations and conclusions of those
who have had no training in scien
tific experimentation, I have placed
little faith in these reports. However,
to satisfy a natural curiosity and per
chance to add to our too meagre
knowledge of the boll weevil, ? have
just completed a preliminary experi
ment, which is striking in its results,
so much so that I hasten to report on
it with the hope that it may even
this late day enable farmers to check
to some extent the ravages of the
boll weevil this season.
The experiment was conducted as
follows: Under each of four large
glass jars a stalk of cotton was plac
ed. The jars were numbered 1, 2, 3
and 4. Into each three live and active
boll weevils were introduced. The lat
ter promptly entered the squares and
fed freely upon them. A few drops
of poisoned molasses were then
placed upon the leaves of the plant
in jars 1, 2 and 3. As a check, the
plant in jar No. 4 was left without
The next morning one weevil in
jar No. 1 was dead and two in jar
No. 2. During the several following
days others died, until on the fifth
day all three weevils in each of the
three poisoned jars were dead. Of
the three weevils placed in the un
! poisoned jar one was well and active,
one was accidently crushed in remov
ing the jar, and the third could not
be found. The observed faots, there
fore, are that in each of the poison
ed jars all the weevils were found
dead, while none in the unpoisoned
jar died a natural death.
To mako sure of the cause of
death, Dr. G. F. Lipscombe of the de-'
partmenc of chemistry made a chem
ical analysis of the bodies of the
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dead weevils and found that tht
contained arsenic. It would, ther
fdre,seem positively certain that tl
boll weevils did find and eat the poi:
I am setting up a second exer
ment to test the matter more tho:
oughly, but I believe the results s
far obtained justify their publicatio
Andrew C. Moore
Professor Biology, University o
. South Carolina.
Newest Profiteering Scheme
Ci..cago, July 24.-A new form o
profiteering was charged here toda:
and the city council ordered an in
vestigation into the sale of artificia
"Ice makers are only half freezinj
their ice, which permits them to mak<
double the amount at a given cost,'
councilman Franz charged befon
the council. "Such ice melts twice as
fast as solid ice and thus gives th?
manufacturers four times the ordi
nary profit." *
Biggest Business Boom Coun
try Ever Witnessed.
New York, July 26.-"The biggest
business boom this country ever has
witnessed" is coming at some future
date, Judge Gary, head of the United
States steel corporation, said today.
'The fundamental facts for this
conclusion are assured. The undis
puted figures amount to a demon
stration. As stated at the American
iron and seel institut e last May in
dustry is headed in the right direc
"Thw business results of the steel
corporation for the last quarter,
which were not exactly determined
until today, are surprising to anyone
familiar with general conditions."
New earnings of $21,692,016 for
the second quarter of the current
year, ending June 30, were announc
ed by the operation today. Wall
street had estimated these at from
eight to twenty million dollars. In
the preceding quarter $32,286,722
were reported ?nd for the second
quarter of 1920 $43,155,705.
Regular quarterly dividends were
declared both on common and pre
ferred stock. This disbursement was
made possible by drawing on undi
vided surplus for,$4,571,6*88 as net
income after repreciation.
Discussing general reduction of
wages in many industries, Judge Gary
"We have been paying somewhat
higher wages than many other basic
lines of industry. We think reduc
tion in these rates should follow,
rather than lead, selling prices, par
ticularly those involving the cost of
living, which in some respects is still
unreasonable. This is being surely,
if slowly, forced down to a fair basis
by withholding of purchases by con
usmers. Up to the present time we*
believe wage earners generally have
not been paid too much.
"Just at present there are many
reasons for believing our conditions
are improving, even though we may
not as yet have experienced, to a
large extent, the good results. Read
justments were necessary and they
have been and are progressing with
"Actual" Peace Ahead.
"Apparently, we shall soon have
actual peace throughout the world.
Legislation will be calculated to as
sist rather than obstruct legitimate
progress.' Taxes which now burden
almost to the point of stagnation
will surely be gradually and reason
ably modified. International and in
dustrial peace will become stabilized,
not as the result of combined force
because of the good will and honest
desire of right-minded people.
"The financial aspect of this coun
try and other countries has been in
an endeavor to return to a sane and
reasonable basis. The banking insti
tutions of the country are sound. Our
resources are enormous. Everyone is
called upon to do his bit or her part
in the endeavor to return to a sane
and reasonable basis, and the sooner
this opinion become practically unan
mous the earlier will we reach the
goal of prosperity, the apparent dis
tance of which depends upon indi
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Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas Whitfield S. Mobley has
made application unto this Court for
Final Discharge in re . the Estate of
Mary Ware Coleman, late of said
County and State, deceased, on this
the 7th day of July, 1921
These are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court House
South Carolina, on the 13th day of
August, 1921 at ll o'clock a. m.,
why said order of Discharge should^
not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
July 7th, 1921.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
By W. T. Kinnaird Esquire, Probate
Whereas, C. C. Jones of abovo .
County and State made suit to me to
grant him Letters of Administration
of the Estate of and effects of Sarah
D. Jones, late of said County and
State, deceased. ,
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Sarah D.
Jones deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at my office at Edge
field, S. C., on the 29th day of July,
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 be granted.
Given under my hand, this 11th
day of July, Anno Domini, 192-1.
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L. S.)
J. P., E. C., S. C.
All creditors of the estate of N
L. Branson, late of said county and
state, deceased, will render an ac
count of their demands, duly attest
ed and all debtors will pay amount
due by them, to the undersigned Ex
ecutor of estatp at his home at Go
ora, S. C.
- D. D. BRUNSON,
Cleora, S. C.
June* 21, 1921. ..