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Wednesday? August 10.
It follows as night the day: Empty
cotton houses, empty purses.
* * * *
Make all the hay you can and save
all the hay you can in every way you
* * . .
South Carolina is about ' to go
Georgia one better in her- criminal
* * * *
- Begin now to darn your old sox
twice where you only darned them
* * . .
It will require no "argyment" to
.cause farmers to reduce cotton acre
age next year.
* * * ?
Edgefield county needs more sows
and more dairy cows, and then better
? * * *
'Say what he may in his defense,
'Governor Harding has certainly made
it hard to keep head above water in
this part, of the country.
* * ? .
We saw a man the other day wear
ing patched trousers, which gave us
renewed hope for the financial re
demption of tile country.
* ? * *
The farmer .who thinks he can by
this means or that head-off the wee
vil next year will simply be cutting
off his own head, financially.
* * ? *
Judging from the way they are
having to feed the weevils, farmers
will not have much cotton to feed
the Wall Street "bears" on.
? * * ?
? While they will not agree with us,
?yet it is a fact that some folks we
Scnow who say they need a change
.only need to get down to harder
* * * *
The "red plague" seems to be a
greater menace in South Carolina at
this time than the 'white plague."
The spilling of human blood grows
* * * *
; Read about the. mass meeting at
Johnston Thursday, August 18. There*
should not be less than one thousand
farmers present from Edgefield and
* * * .
They tell us to "sit steady in the
boat" and await the better days
just ahead. With creditors clamoring
all around a fellow about the hard
est thing to do is to "sit steady" any
* . . *
Automobiles, with their attendant
demoralization, financial and other
"wise, and silk hose, with their at
tendant demoralization, financial
and otherwise, have 'most "ruint"
It appears that theatrical start fig
ure in the divorce courts more than
any other class of people. If they
haven't the proper"regard for or con
ception of the marital relation, they
should not embark the first timel
? * * ?
Too many cobwebs being spun
across that electric chair in Colum
bia. Were it used more, instead of
allowing red-handed criminals to
slip through the "meshes of the law,"
there would be fewer homicides in
* * ? *
Our one increasing desire is to see
no falling off in the attendance upon
our schools and colleges this fall. Let
us be willing to sacrifice everything
for the education of our children.
After all, cost what it may, education
is not an expense but an investment,
the most secure and profitable one
that can be made.
* ? * *
The judges and juries are more to
blame than anyone else for the cheap
ness of human life in South Carolina.
They should apply the remedy: More
convictions and severer sentences.
Those who hold the scales of justice
should have a thought for the inno
cent dead as well as sympathy for
the guilty Irring.
Unspeakably Horrible Murder.
Almost as shocking as the brutali
ty of one Williams of Georgia was
the revolting murder which was com
mitted Sunday night in Lexington
county, near Leesville, when an un
offending white lad was brutally
slain by three other white men in or
der that they might gain possession
of the automobile in which they were
Solicitor Callison should urge a
special term of court for the trial
of these men and let their speedy
trial, conviction and execution be an
example that will have a deterent ef
fect upon criminals. Unless something
is done to stem the tide of murder
in South Carolina, people would do
well to look to some of the cannibal
isles of the sea as a place of refuge
and safety. If justice is not speedily
administered in such cases, it will be
impossible to stay the hand of lynch
ers, a mob having already made an
effort to seize the perpetrators of
this crime. Let the majesty and pow
er of the law be demonstrated here
. * ? *
Better Marketing: Conditions.
The great damage which is being
wrought by the boll weevil is causing
unprecedented demoralization among
cotton growers and under present
marketing conditions farmers have
nothing to look to for relief. It mat
ters not what food-stuffs are produc
ed upon the farm, the local and near
by city markets are now over sup
plied and afford no outlet. For ex
ample, should many farmers bring
butter, eggs, hogs, beef cattle and
such things to Edgefield, there would
be practically' no market for the de
mand is quickly supplied, possibly
over supplied. The same is true of
Augusta. The influx of produce from
the adjacent territory of Georgia and
South Carolina soon causes conges
tion and prices fall below the cost of
The greatest need at this juncture
is an improvement in marketing fa
cilities which will enable farmers to
dispose of their produce at profitable
prices. Until this is done, farmers
who have been in the habit of grow
ing cotton will experience great hard
ships. Of course, they must diversify
but that is not all. Unless a market
it supplied for the new or diversi
fied crops, farmers will find them
selves in just as embarrassing plight
as at present.
Virginia's Gift to Britain.
Virginia has presented Britain with
a statue of George Washington.
I There was a time "when th? mere pro
, posai of such a thing would have been
taken as an insult, but n6w that it is
an actuality, it is an evidence of the
re-establishment of cordial relations
between America and England. The
: statue of Washington was accepted
and set up in Trafalgar Square,
where it will share the prominence
hitherto accorded to Nelson . and
Times change and men change with
them. This bronze effigy of the "Fath
er of his Country," who was once
proclaimed a rebel by the English is
now acclaimed in England as "one
of the greatest Englishmen who ever
lived." It is a replica in bronze of
Houdon's famous work in marble
which stands in the rotunda of the
State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia.
It was presented by the people of Vir
ginia to Great Britain and unveiled
June 30th. Similar ceremonies had
marked the placing of busts of Wash
ington in St. Paul's Cathedral, Lon
don; in the Town Hall at Liverpool,
and in Sulgrave Manor, the ances
tral home in Washington.
v In his speech of presentation, Pres
ident Henry Lewis Smith of Wash
ington and Lee University, declares,
the Literary Digest points out, that
the Houdon statue is the effigy of one
"who forsook Great Britain's flag, re
jected her sovereignty, and fought
against her king," but that "with
splendid and characteristic magna
inmity she had answered the chal
lenge by placing the one time rebel
on a pedestal amid the mighty mon
uments and memories in Trafalgar
i Lord Curzon, in accepting the
statue said that in answer to the
question, why Englishmen gladly and
proudly welcomed the statue of i
Washington, it was
"Because he was a great English
man-one of t/ie greatest Englishmen
that ever lived; because, though he
fought us and vanquished us ,he was
fighting for ideals and principles
which are as sacred to us as they
are to the American people, and
which are embodied in the very fibers
of our common race."-Augusta
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RED OAK GROVE
(Continued from Page One.)
calmly, so earr <stly and plain that
now we must be either a better!
church or we are worse, should not I
the message so forcibly expounded
be made manifest by our future liv
ing. Brother Bussey gave to us the
plan direct from the Scripture. He.
made the way clear. While there
were no additions to our church, thc
entire community manifested pro
found interest, many, resolutions j
formed for more work, more conse
cration in the lives of the members.
Self sacrifice for the good of others
was the principal of the life of Him
who died for us, and when maintained
by His own makes us fit for the
Lord's indwelling and for the ser
vice to Him and to mankind which
flows out of it.
The church held a short conference
and appointed delegates to Bold
Springs as follows: Messrs 0. Tim
merman, W. M. Agner, W. A. Dow,
George Bussey and Clarence Bush.
Mrs. Zelphia Thurmond rendered
her resignation as president of the
W. M. S. The society regrets that
circumstances have rendered it im
possible for this beloved woman to
reside the better part of her time
with us, but-we feel her prayers will
be with us in the work she has faith
fully carried on for over thirty years.
The society continues the cir.cle
plan, which can be enlarged greatly j
by cooperation on the part of the
members. May the way be provided
and may the work not be neglected
by' our neglect to duty.
The friends of Mrs. A. B. Young
regret to learn she has not improved
sufficiently and has had to call in a
physician. Here is hoping she will be
better now. /
Mr. and Mrs. George ' Bussey and |
family leave Tuesday for recreation
in the up country, spending a part
of the time at Glenn Springs. They
will be joined by Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Ramsey, of Springfield, Ga., and Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Bradley of McCor-jj
mick, S. C.
The old friends and neighbors of I j
Mr. J. Nick Griffis were saddened to I
learn he is not improving, but that
his condition is such as to alarm his
Meeting of the W. C. T. U.
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union met at the home of Mrs..
Mamie N. Tillman on Monday after-; jj
noon. There was a large number pres- jj
ent.*Mrs. T. H. Rainsford conducted*?
the, program and led the devotions,
the subject being Sabbath Observ
ance. Temperance hymns were sung :
and the afternoon devoted largely
to a discussion of citizenship, led by
Mr. P. P. Burns, who made a most
able address. Miss Florence Mims
talked on the Americanization of the
foreign born and more especially of |
those of the north west. At the con-.,
elusion of the program refreshing | j
cream and cake were served.
Reunion of Hill Family.
Smith's pond has been the scene of ]
dozens of picnics and social gather- i
ings this summer but none have been
more pleas?nt than the reunion of i (
j the Hill family which was held there j j
Thursday of last week. Instead of
having the reunion at the home of \
some member of the family, it was (
decided to repair to Smith's pond for f
a day out of doors. The weather was
ideal and the environment altogether j
conducive to a delightful day's out
ing. Mrs. Sadie Hill, the mother and
grand mother, was the central figure
or personality of the occasion and it j
was a happy day for her when there
gathered around her all of h?r .
daughters, daughter-in-law, her son
land sons-in-law, granddaughters and c
grandsons, making in all twenty-sev- j
en persons. All of the gi_ id children ^
were present except Miss Sara ^
Ready who was too indisposed to at- a
tend. The day was spent in swimming, ^
beating and engaging in delightful j.
conversation. About the noon hour j
a bountiful feast, consisting of a j
combined barbecue and picnic menu,
was spread under the shade of the.|g
trees. As the shadows began to
lengthen and the day's pleasure wasjf
nearing an end good-byes were re
luctantly said. The family reunion at j j,
Smith's pond will be a source of
pleasant memories for a long time to
come for all who were present.
The Garden in August.
The first week in August is the
time for sowing lettuce seed for head
ing in the open garden in the fall.
Prepare a fine, fertile seed bed and
scatter the seed thinly broadcast and
rake them in lightly. This is better
than sowing in rows where they are
apt to be crowded and do not make
as nice plants as where they grow
singly. Market men grow Big Boston
entirely. I find that I get as much
good lettuce in the smaller'and closer
heading sorts like Tennis Ball and
?j We have just received a new reduction on ROYAL SOCIETY THREADS,
m and will give you here our prices on this well known thread :
India, Rope, Strand and Satin Floss 5c. the skein
I Three skeins for 10c.
I Celestia Rope Silk 6c. per skein
Six skeins for 30c.
Cordichet Crochet Thread is now 10c. per ball Strictly.
We have also received the new catalog of Royal, Society Stamped goods.
So if you do not see anything in our present stock that you want we will
be glad to order it for you, and you will be sure of getting the latest de
signs from this catalog.
Our BARGAIN Prices on all Shoes and other items, as advertised, are stil?'
good for this month.
Yours for service, ?
The Corner Store
Belmont and May King. Set the
plants eight inches apart in a very
heavily manured bed. A convenient
bed is about six feet wide. The plants
sis taken up should be dropped into a
pail of water and set in the bed drip
ping wet. But this will be in Septem
ber. Then after they start to grow
?ive them side applications of nitrate
bf soda, for lettuce to be good must
be grown fast.
Make succession plantings of snap
Deans. I sow a row as soon as the
last row planted is up and has its
Early Model or Eclipse beets sow
;d the first of the month will make
rood roots for winter.
Sow the Globe Purple Top turnip
;he middle of the month, and the Gol
len Ball and Yellow Aberdeen the
irst week in the month.
Make the last planting of the Black
Mexican sugar corn the first of the
Good, strong plants of Flat Dutch
:abbage set early in the month in
?eavily manured soil, and pushed
dong by good cultivation and side
Iressings of nitrate of soda will make
food heads by last "of November. No
:rop pays better for heavy manur
ng than cabbage or collards. If
veather is dry, it will be a great ad
rantage to be able to irrigate. There
ire all over the South creek bottoms
vhere cabbage and celery can be
danted, and with little expense can
ie irrigated. On uplands the ?ver
iead systems with windmill and
.levated tank will be very useful in
:ardens. I have this in my garden
md find it very important and use
Sow Southern Curled mustard for
In the flower garden sow seed of
lansies and hollyhocks and rthlox
irummondii. I transplant the pansies
ater into beds eight inches apart,
nd alsa set some in a frame to be
ujotected by glass sashes in winter,
nd these will bloom all winter. Phlox
Irummondii also can be set in
rames and will bloom in winter.
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nproved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas?
ut to take and does not disturb the stomach,
hildren take it and never know it is Quinine.
Iso especially adapted to adults who cannot
ike ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
ause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
the next time you need Quinine for any put>
ewe. Ask for 2 oence original package. Tht
?m? PivURIJ IN S is bl own in bottle. 25 ceot*
Railroad Rates Must Be
Germany is now supplying to Ca
fornia and the entire Pacific Coa
all the coke which that section is u
ing, according to a better from tl
Matthew Addy Company, iron me
chants of Cincinnati. And yet v
have been, told that there was no da:
ger from Germany competition.
In discussing this subject, the Ma
thew Addy Company points out ths
this condition is largely due to e:
orbitant freight rates. In olden daj
the freight rate on pig iron from Bi]
mingham to the Pacific Coast wa
$12.32 per ton, but today it is $22.4
per ton, and. they add : "All the iro
that is needed on the Pacific coas
is coming by sea, most of it fror
Belgium." * * * "In the olden day
the rate to California on Connells
ville coke was $11.39 per ton; th
present rate is $19.76 per ton.
And the mention of the fact tha
the coke is being used on the Pacifii
Coast is coming from Germany.
The old freight rate from Binning
ham to Cincinnati was $2.75 per ton
now it is $3.50. The freight rate or
pig iron from Birmingham to St
Louis was $2.75 ;today it is $5.25
"The South," the Addy Company
writes, "has practically gone out ol
the pig iron business, because freight
rates are so high as to practically
build a wall around the Southern
The situation in the iron and coke
trade, so clearly outlined in this let
ter, is typical of the conditions pre
vailing in nearly every line of busi
ness in this country. Freight rates are
exorbitantly high. They are destruc
tive of business. They were made
when cotton was selling at 35c to
40c a pound, and pig iron and coke
at more than double the present
prices. Since these freight rates were
established prices of everything have
been cut right and left, and railroads
cannot prosper at the present rates,
because present rates destroy busi
There can be no thorough econom
ic development of this country until
the railroads voluntarily, or by the
power of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, are forced to bring Tates
down to a more normal basis.
The Manufacturers Record for
twenty years or more advocated a
higher rate than that which prevail
ed, believing that the railroads were
not then getting a freight rate which
would justify the expansion of rail
road'facilities, which we have so per
sistently advocated. But the present
freight rate is absolutely unjustified
from every point of view. It is do
stuctive of business. It has thrown a
great burden upon the country. It is
permitting European coke and iron
to drive out the coke and iron of
Pennsylvania and the South from
the Pacific Coast, and is hampering
and in many cases making impossible
the development of our domestic ex
port trade, i
Unless the railroads voluntarily
and promptly take the lead in bring
ing about a lower freight rate, they
will inevitably create a hostility to#
railroad interests which will prove
as destructice as were the legislative
activities years ago, by the states and
the nation alike, against all railroad
interests. A quick readjustment of
freight rates, preferably by the wis
dom of the railroad managers, is the
safest and sanest course for their
own preservation. He will be a nar
row minded railroad official who fails
to see the signals of danger in pres
ent rates and who does not take
prompt steps to bring about a reduc
tion in rates.-Manufacturers Record
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