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J. L. MIMS,..Editor.
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lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, August 17.
We haven't heard of any dogs "cut
tin' up" during dog days this year.
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Thece's nobody on this beat who^can
beat the Abbeville gardener growing
beets who grew a seven-pound beet
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V It provokes a laugh that> a Georgian
should cast the first atone at another
State because of the presence of a mob.
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Wouldst not be analag'ous to the pot
calling the kettle black for Georgia to
call South Carolina to account for at
. tempted mob violence?
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A French prima donna has pakb$12,
000 for a bathing suit, and still the
wonder grows how so small a garment
could be worth so large" a sum. ??
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TThe alarming increase everywhere of
deaths from unnatural causes is likely
to cause life and casualty insurance
companies to increase their rates. ?
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Those red-handed murderers, Fox and
-Gappin, are getting some, free auto
?rides from city to city, but it is safe to
say,that they are not "joy rides."
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Notwithstanding her numerous pre
vious "farewells," Madame Sarah
Bernhardt in an interview in Paris a
few days ago, said she will say "fare
well",to America personally next year.
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?Some "newspapers Tare making fur
ther increase in their subscription price
in order to meet the high cost of publi
cation, but The Advertiser will endeav
or to keep its head above water with
out additional increase, for the present
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"Some are born great, some achieve
greatness, and some have greatness
thrust upon them." When Miss Alice
Severn became the bride of George T.
Harding she-'had greatness thrust upon
her in that she became the mother of a
President, in law.
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This admonition from the Newberry
Observer should be kept constantly be
fore our people: "The ballot is a duty
as well as a privilege. The person who
votes'or does not as convenience or in
clination"dictates is not doing his, or
her, duty. Every voter should exer
cise this privilege." SI
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* The Newberry Herald and News in
.referring to the;political platform of an
.aspirant forlegislative honors says "a
platform is" made to get in on, and
when it come to carrying out the plat
form after he |gets to the legislature
?that is an entirely different matter."
^Unfortunately, more often than other
wise, this-statement^ concerning plat
forms is true.
. Too Great a Burden.
Somebody has figured out that Amer
ca's expenditure for armament con
tinuing at the present rate through a
period of forty years, will be more than
Germany's total indemnity of $33,000,
.O00.000, the payment of which will ex
tend over a like period. We do not
vouch for the figures, but if they are
correct it is,.a burden too large for any
nation, especially in time of peace.
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Regarding "Summer Capitals."
This "summer capital" foolishness
was started by the presidents, and now
nearly every governor in the nation is
having his "summer capital"-the
South Carolina governor on Paris
Mountain, for i?ist^nce, and the North
Carolina governor at Asheville.-New
berry Observer. The Observer is about
right in speaking of the summer migra
tion of presidents and governors as
"foolishness." If hundreds and thous
ands of Columbia's men, women and
children can brave the heat of the cap
ital city in summer, why could not the
Governor do so? Then his official pres
ence would be easier of access to a*
greater number of his constituents
from every part of the State, instead
of spending several months of the year
in one corner of the State.
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Still Riding Donkeys Bareback.
Some twenty-odd years ago, while
the writer was sojourning for a short
.season at a summer watering place in I
South Carolina, one sweltering July af
ternoon, with a group of children fol
lowing at his side, a young man ap
peared-upon the lawn of the hotel
astride a donkey bareback, evidently,
as the guests sitting upon^ the long ve
randa thought, for the purpose' of at
tracting attention. Certainly so un
usual a spectacle at once made the
rider the cynosure of all eyes. Inquiry
elicited the information' that the free
show performer was Mr. Henry Ham
mond, a young lawyer of Augusta.
Although this young: lawyer of Augusta
is now a judge, his rushing into the?
newspapers with a letter addressed to
Governor Hardwick of Georgia to re
port the visitation of an armed body of
men from South Carolina which oc
curred a'week before, as if His Ex
cellency did not already know it, indi
cated that he still bas a penchant for
riding donkeys bareback before the
gaze of the populace.
Send Boys and Girls to College.
The writer was greatly pl?ased to
hear a father who'has had a series
of financial reverses say the other
.day that he expects to send his two
daughters back to college this falf,
this being their senior year, even if
he had to sell a piece of land to do
it.. Th?t's the way to Jook at it, for
such a decision is putting first things
first. There should be not one less
boy or girl sent to college from
Edgefield county this fall than last.
Let no sacrifice, however large, be
considered too great. After a year or
two the bey^r girl will have passed
the -college age and then it will be
too late. Their destiny will have been
* A Beautiful Life of Christian
Though somewhat belated, owing
to circumstances, the editor of The
Advertiser can not refrain from pay
ing a tribute to the .lamented Mr.
Henry W. Jackson who departed this
life on Saturday, July 30. In his
death Phillipi church sustained the
loss of one of its most active and
most exemplary members, a deacon
of many years of faithful service.
Phillipi community has lost a man
who was a tower of strength under
any and all conditions, and Edge
field county has lost a sterling citi
zen who stood four-square to every
thing that was upright, honorable,
of good report, and for the public
In this day of fast living and ap
parently growing disregard for law
and constituted authority, it seems
a pity that such a life, so pregnant
with influences and forces for good,
could not be spared on and on to re
strain and counteract the forces of
evil in the world. It. was a great
privilege to converse with such a
man as Mr. Jackson whose weight of
years, together-with long and varied
experience, enabled ; him to speak
with profound wisdom which always
proved helpful and inspiring. For
more than three score years, we do
not know his age, Mr. Jackson fought
a good fight and kept the faith. Now
he has entered upon eternal rest
and has received the reward prepared
only for those who are ployai and
faithful during their earthly proba
A Woman's Prayer.
(From J. A. "Stamps, Texas.)
0, God, I ask thee not for shorter
hours or higher wage: not for a lar
ger house nor jewels rare, not idle
ease. The privilege to vote does not
?my raving soul appease, and truly
not for fame or fortune, Lord, pray.
But give me a love, a husband's love,
as pure and true and fine as I give
him. Give me a man with body clean
and innocent of wrong, .as he re
quires that I should be. Give me a
man so strong, that him ? can re
spect and trust and love. That prayer
is mine.-Essie Rock Dale.
To keep in living with the above
prayer should be the resolve of every
man who intends to marry a virtuous
woman. All men want virtuous wives
but very few men are living a life
that would naturally merit the love
of a virtuous woman. I have con
tributed the above prayer in hopes
that it mill have the same impression
on other young men as it has had on
Tribute of Respect to W. L.
McDaniel By Cold Spring Lodg
No. 301 A. F. M.
Whereas, God in his wisdom has
seen fit to remove from our midst
Whereas, we feel his loss and the
loss to his family^ he it resolved:
First, that we extend our sincere
sympathy to his bereaved family.
Second, that a page in our minute
book be spread to his memory.
Third that a copy of these resol
utions be sent to his bereaved family
Fourth, that a copy be sent to the
W. D. Cheatham,
T. A. Williams,
W. A. Dow,
Controlling the Peach Tree
One of the most serious enemies of
the peach tree is the peach tree bor
er, according to Professor J. R. Wat
son, entomologist of the Florida Ex
periment Station, Gainesville. He
writes as follows concerning the
borer: -rt ,
"There are few moths (which lay'
the eggs ' from which the borers
hatch) in the spring and early sum
mer, but most of them hatch out in
August and September. Immediately
after hatching the females lay eggs
on the trunk and larger limbs of the
trtts, seldom over two feet above
the ground. The egg hatches . in <a
week or less and the young borer
crawls down the trunk of the tree
to the ground. Its boring .into the tree
causes gum to exude. It feeds in the
tree through winter and spring, some
times till July.
"To control the insects, 'the earth
should be mounded about the trees
in July to a height of a foot or a foot
and a half. Most of the adult moths
as they issue from the pupae in the
trees", will be unable to make their
way through this dirt and will perish.
The young borers which hatch out
from the eggs laid on the trunks and
limbs, encounter the mound and at
once enter the trunk of the tree in
stead of the crown or roots. In this
situation they are easily gotten at.
"As soon as all eggs have hatched,
which will be in October, the mound
should be leveled and the bark scrap
ed and the borers dug out! They will
not have penetrated deeply at this
time and will be easily scraped off or
"Another remedy is to spread para
dichlorobenzene (a white powder)
around the base of the tree (not
touching the tree) and then mound
and pack the earth about the tree.
An ounce of this powder is a dose
for a tree six or more years old. Ap
ply the last of September or first of
October. The powder gives off pois
onous fumes which kill the borers.
Since the ohemical is seldom carried
in stock by'retail druggest, growers
will find it advantageous to order it.
at once for use this fall."
Summer Poultry Notes.
The males and the females in the
flock of old fowls should already'have
been separated, but if this has not
yet been done, by all means get busy
and do it now. A rest during the re
mainder of this year will mean better
fertility-next spring, a more rapid
molt this fall and more health and
contentment among the hens without
being bothered by the rooster.
The hens will lay as well or better
without the services of a male bird,
and infertile eggs have the added ad
vantage of keeping better in hot
As soon as the young cockerels be
gin to nag and worry the pullets, they I
too, should be separated. That this
will be better for the good develop
ment of the females is obvious, while
it will be better - for the males1 be
cause they will fatten better and
quicker as bachelors and may there
fore be sold at a greater profit.
Push, the young roosters for mar
ket-at least the ones that don't look
promising .enough to keep for breed
ers. Don't keep market fowls too
long; let them go when they weigh
two pounds. A bunch of useless males
will eat up the profits. On the other
hand, save all the best of the early
pullets for winter layers. Don't let
a paltry dollar cause you to part with
a nice, big, likely looking young pul
let, because she will produce several
?dollars' worth of eggs for you next
The water supply for the flock of
fowls ie a matter often neglected on
farms during the summertime. This
is bad practice, because pure, fresh
water is every bit as essential to the
health and comfort of poultry as to
any other kind of livestock. It is sur
prising how much water fowls will
drink during hot weather. See that
they get all they want and whenever
they want" it. Also keep is clean and
Whe?t and oats are. best grain
feeds for chickens during the sum
mer. The less corn you feed for a
while now, the better, because it is
very heating and fattening. A more
cooling food is very desirable now,
and it may be practically non-fatten
ing with no harmful results. Wheat
bran is good, and many people like
thespian of having it constantly be
fore their fowls in self-feeding hop
pers during the summer. They can
not eat enough of it to hurt them.
Wheat screenings are cheap and not
bad for occasional (ibut not regular)
use.:-Farm and Ranch.
Lost: Thursday, August ll, a
lady's gold Elgin wrist watch be
tween Smith's pond and the home of
Mrs. Emmie DeLoach. Suitable re
ward if returned to Miss Edith
Ouzts, Edgefield, S. C..
We have just received
?nd will give you here
India, Rope, SI
We have also received i
So if you do not see airy
be glad to order it for j
signs from this catalog,
Our BARGAIN Prices on
good for this month.
I 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
No. 50, A. F. M.- will
i hereafter hold its
tion on the SECOND
MONDAY night of each month in
stead of Friday night as heretofore.
All members are kindly requested
to observe the change and be pres
J. .H. CANTELOU, W. M.
Edgefield, S. C., August 1, 1921.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted. *
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S- C#
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Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing ssd Feed
a new reduction on ROYAL SOCIETY THREADS,
our prices on this well known thread :
:rand and Satin Floss 5c. the skein
rhree skeins for 10c.
a Rope Silk 6c. per skein
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Six skeins for 30c.
Thread is now 10c. per ball Strictly.
the new catalog of Royal Society Stamped goods,
thing in our present stock that you want we will
rou, and you will be sure of getting the latest de
all Shoes and other items, as advertised, are still
Yours for service,
GINNERS, OIL MILLS AND MACHINERY OPERATORS
We have a large and well assorted stock of Machinery Supplies at present
low-prices. We only mention a few of them:
Flue Flanders Shaft Hangers . Pulleys, Wood
Flue Cleaners Injectors Pulleys, Steel
Files Iron Shafting
Steam Gauges Lubricators Pipe Toola
Water Gauges' Packing, all kinds Wrenches, all kinds
Engine Governors, Pipe, Valves, Fittings
We have anything that should be found in a first-class machinery supply
Columbia Supply Company
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Copyrirht 1909, br C. E. Zimmerman Co. -No. 6*
EVERY DOLLAR that you spend foolishly, every proportion
ate amount of money that you earn that it would be possible to
Bave and do not, is only money that -you have to work for again.
On the other hand every dollar you put in the bank is money
that is going to constantly work for you. Which is the best;
money always working for you, or you always working for
your money. Come in and start that bank account. Don't put it
off another1 day.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S. Tompkins, Vice-president;
S. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford,
ld. C. Parker, A. S. Tompkins, J. G. Holland, E. J. Mims, J. H. Allen.