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A Newspaper's Creed.
" A newspaper has character, like an
individual. Indeed, a newspaper usu
ally reflects the aims, the ambitions,
purposes, etc.,-all of which go to
make up its character,-of those who
operate it. And to keep the name of
a newspaper above reproach is the
chief ambition of every right think
ing editor. Those who are entrusted
with the operation of a newspaper
property are guardians of its charac
ter, of its good name, during their
incumbency. Therefore editors are
weighted down with responsibility,
some taking it less seriously than
When many thousands of people
have for generations been reading
tneir favorite newspaper they come
to look upon it as something almost
sacred in their lives. They might talk
about it flippantly at times and say
unkind things about it, but at heart
they love it. A newspaper that con
tinues to serve many thousands of
pe?ple daily throughout the decades
and quarters of a century on down
to a century and over must have a
character that commands respect.
And if you were to ask the average
man or woman what he or she likes
most about their favorite newspaper
their answers would be interesting.
Certain newspapers stand for certain ?
things, but the principal things which
newspapers, according to our idea,
should stand for, are: integrity in
news, integrity in advertising, a sense
of fairness that will cause you to re
spect the other fellow's views, and to
be sure never to permit the use of
your newspaper to blacken the char
acter of any man or woman. This,
coupled with the sincere desire to do
something for the community that is
constructive, something that will
bring people together instead of tear
them apart makes up a splendid I
creed for a newspaper. These are,!
very frankly, among our aims for
We have read many newspaper
creeds in our time, but we read one
the other day in the Tampa Times
which can not be surpassed. Indeed,
it is so like the ambitions we have
for our paper that we shall reproduce .
it and with the permission of that .
splendid Florida cjaily incorporate it 1
into our creed. It is as follows and
every word in it rings true:
"In our determination to make ,
The Times a great and good news
paper, let us be animated by a spirit
of charity toward the weakness and
shortcomings of our fellowmen so
long as their actions are more inju- ,
. rious to themselves than to the pub
"Printing nothing that will injure
or reflect upon the reputation of any '
man or woman without thorough and
painstaking investigation of the facts,
remembering that it is better to miss
a good story than to run the risk of
damaging the name and reputation '
of an innocent person;
"Abhorring the gossip monger and
the purveyor of neighborhood scan-1;
' "Handling sex crime and revolting 1
details of all kinds so as to offend 1
good taste as little as we may, in
the knowledge that many of our read
ers are pure-minded girls and women,
and that an intentional appeal to the
salacious is indecent journalism;
"Refusing $o create sensations out
of trivialties, or allow motives of any
kind to inspire overplaying of the
"Vowing solemnly to ourselves
that ours shall be an honest and truth
ful newspaper in which shall be
printed nothing bu: well established
facts, emphasizing constantly that
guessing is unpardonable, and the
printing of irresponsible rumors a
"In all of which meriting, as in
dividuals, the respect of our asso
ciates and the public by fairness to
our enemies, cleanness in our pur
poses and unswerving honesty every
minute of every hour.
"As the character of an individual
is built by thoughts and actions, so is
the character of a newspaper built
up by the printed word.
'The good name of The Times
must be kept above reproach."-Au
"Enough is a Plenty."
Manufacturers are very careful
not to glut the market. Should they,
by any chance, produce more than
the markets of the world can readily
absorb, they reduce production, and
sometimes close their factories for
periods of varying lengths. Frequent
ly this is done on the plea that it is
necessary to overhaul the machinery,
or to re-equip, but it is noticeable
that such occasions of necessity never
arise when the demand is good and
prices ruling high.
Farmers and livestock breeders have
over-produced. Considering the de
mand for their products and the
prices offered, they have a surplus of
foodstuffs and meats, even though
world's statistics would indicate a
shortage in some lines. That being
What's Your Verbal Range?
How large is the vocabulary
average, reasonably well educati
twentieth century person? Probab
not one in ten million ever finds ox
Most of rs regard with somethii
akin to veneration Milton's proverbi
eight-thousand word power, and
for Shakespeare's fifteen thousand
that puts the Bard of Avon in a cia
by himself to this day, so far as fo
mer estimates have been made.
But we may make another gue
today. Now comes Mrs. Myrtle Koc
Cherryman of Grand Rapids, Mich
gan, with a record of twice that <
Shakespeare and one that places
piker like Milton in a cave so con
pletely isolated that he cannot I
heard at all. Mrs. Cherryman says si
made a systematic journey through
dictionary to find out what her woi
P'/*?"r was. Incidently, she learned
great many interesting things aboi
the vital statistics of words-the
birth, growth, decline and death
but the mere number of words at he
command was impressive-31,501
twice as many as Shakespeare usec
Mrs. Cherryman is a very intell
gent woman, but without a forms
college education; a public reade
and an effective speaker; writes bot
verse and prose, but is not classed a
a professional writer. Her journe
through the dictionary was not mad
for publication. She began the e>
p?riment as a sort of game, as a pas
time, going through a half-page or ;
page list of words every evening, ii
the same way in which others migh
play a hand of solitaire each nigh
But she soon became interested ii
the game and worked at it from timi
to time at odd moments. She develop
ed an intense curiosity about words
She learned a great many curiou
facts about some of the words she al
ready knew that made them riche:
for her and tarnsformed the journey
through the dictionary into an adven
turous quest for hidden treasures
lhere is the word "sulky," for in
stance-tho sort of one-seated gif
her doctor father used to ride in or
his country rounds- "so-called,'
says the dictionary, "because of th<
fact of its carrying but one person,'
the implication seeming to be thai
the young .nan who feels sulky ride?
by himself in one of these lonesome
things insttiid of on a regular buggj
seat with his girl beside him.
The comment of this 31,500 word
power woman herself on her experi
ment adds a new sprig to the laure'
of Shakespeare: "It only proves thal
Shakespeare; was even more of a wiz
ard than we have been told, if he
could paint such undying pictures
and give an effect of infinite variety
with half the stock in trade of a rath
er poorly educated woman of the
The Record wonders how many
South Carolinians, men and women,
ever try to improve themselves by a
trip through the dictionary. We
should hesitate to even guess, much
less to ask any of our friends, per
sonally. Yet we know scores and
scores of persons who spent enough
time at the ultra silly tasks to im
prove themselves greatly, if they
would spend the same time on worthy
the case, why not follow the example
set by the manufacturer and reduce
production to a point where the world
will readily absorb their products at
a fair price.
A strong "back-to-the-farm" move
ment is being fostered by many indi
viduals and organizations. Farm and
Ranch is unable to fathom the mind
that will direct people to invest and
labor long hours producing something
that will glut a market already over
burdened with things that cannot be
sold at a price that will pay even a
small portion of the expense of pro
ducing. People behind the "back-to
the-farm movement" may be over
loaded with good intentions, but they
are doing those who have spent their
lives learning the business of farm
ing, many of whom have invested in
land, improvements and equipment,
very serious injustice. If they will go
into the market and leam at first
hand what the farmer sells his prod
ucts for and then learn also what he
makes for his labor and on his invest
ment, they will feel ashamed of them
selves. The most ignorant eight-hour
a-day laborer can secure as wages in
three months more cash than a ten
hour-a-day farmer can from a year
of studious effort. There are so many
producing that it would be good busi
ness to let a good portion of the land
they have buen cultivating lie fallow
?ach year than continue producing
food and fibre for which there is no
It takes brains, experience, energy
and application to tickle the soil and
make it laugh back a crop, and those
competent have more competition
than others and should resent, and
we believe do, the urge back to the
farm movement.-Farm and Ranch.
War on the Boll Weevil.
Mr. Ira Williams, boll weevil ex
pert of the Georgia State Department
of Entomology, has recently made
some interesting statements on the
boll weevil situation which needs to
be promulgated widely. His opinion
that we will see a much larger cotton
crop next year is merely a opinion,
and while we believe too, that next
year's crop will be larger, it is only
belief in either case.
As a matter of fact, however, his
observations on how the weevil can
be held down are different and have
more value than his and our belief
that the crop next year will b
In some sections of Southwest
Georgia this year, Mr. Williams says
the cotton crop is actually larger than
it was the year before. And in all
such sections it has been shown that
the farmers were active last winter
in "cleaning up." They did not leave
so many places for the weevil to hi
bernate. Plowing up fields where cot
ton was grown was done, of course
but that was not enough. The weevil
finds his finest winter quarters under;
stumps, logs and dead trees. Thesej
places were cleaned out and the re?
! suit was that there were far fewer
weevils in those sections this year
?than last, although the weather con
ditions this year were more favor
able for the weevil than they have
been in years.
In addition to the good one may
1 do in destroying the winter resorts of
the boll weevil, one could add greatly
to the fertility of one's soil by put
ting litter from woods on the soil;
Millions of dollars worth of fertiliz
ing and humus-making stuff is wast-,
ed every year in the South by fail
ure to use pine needles, leaves and
other masses of vegetable matter left
in woods and places to rot. It should
be made to rot in the fields, where"
clean cultivation has robbed the soil
of an element that is essential to fer
A clean-up campaign is needed on
the farms before winter comes on.
It will show its value in next year's
Rape for Hogs.
Dwarf Essex rape makes fine pas
ture for hogs. On rich land there is
no other crop that comes as soon and
furnishes as much pasture for hogs as
rape. A small area of land in rape
will be worth much to you for hog
Chickens are very fond of rape in
fall and winter. Your layers will sur-:
prise you if you will have rape for
them and supplement this with grain.
Cattle and sheep also like rape but
some care must be used as rape will
sometimes bloat cattle or sheep if
grazed while the rape is wet or if
turned on when very hungry and al
lowed to eat too much.
Sow Dwarf Essex rape and time
during the fall on good soil. The seeds
are very small and cheap. Three or
four pounds will plant an acre. Sow
like you plant turnips.-Farm and
I want the people of Edgefield
to know that I Repair Watches
and Jewelry of all kinds in the
most approved manner. Twenty
five years of experience.
W. E. SIKES
216 Campbell St. Augusta, Ga.
Hemstreet & Alexander
647 Broad Street
Dealers in Guns, Revolvers and
Repairing of Fire Arms, Bicycles,
Key Fitting a Specialty.
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing, fishing or trapping day or night
is prohibited on my land in the Col
liers community. All stock must be
kept off also. Law will be enforced
against those who disregard this no
JAMES B. ADAMS.
FOR SALE: 150 acres three miles
of Edgefield; $10 per acre. 450 acres
six miles of Edgefield; $8 per acre.
To Preveut Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliaMe DL
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING Oil,, a ?ut
pical dressing that relieves pain and heals at
fte 8am?; time. Not a liniment 25c. 50c. Ji.oa
Notice of Master's Sale.
Pursuant to Decree of Coprt of
Common Pleas for Edgefield County,
S. C., in case of G. H. Ransom, Ad
ministrator, Plaintiff, against P. M.
Cothran, et al, Defendants, -
I shall offer for sale at public out
cry to the highest bidder before the
Court House at Edgefield, S. C., on
Salesday in November, next, being
7th day thereof, between the legal
hours of sale, the following realty:
All that lot of land situate in town
of Edgefield, S. C., containing 1-8 of
one acre more or less, and bounded
north by lands of Mrs. Maggie Lee
Pruitt; East by the public street from
Griffin Hill to Columbia road; South
by lands of W. R. Covar and West
by lands of Mrs. Maggie Lee Pruitt.
Terms of Sale-One-half cash, bal
ance on credit of one year, with in
terest from date of sale, or all cash
at purchaser's option; the credit por
tion, if any to be secured by note of
purchaser and mortgage of premises.
If terms of sale are not complied
with, premises will be re-sold at risk
of former purchaser. Purchaser to
pay for papers and stamps.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Master E. Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Oct. 10, 1921.
Notice of Master's Sale.
Pursuant to Decree of Court of
Common Pleas for Edgefield County,
S. C., in case of L K. Heywood, Plain
tiff, Against J. D. Garren, et al, De
I shall offer for sale at public out
cry to the highest bidder before the
Court House at Edgefield, S. C., on
Salesday in November next, being 7th
day thereof, between the legal hours
Of sale, the following realty:
' All and singular that tract of land
situate in Edgefield County, S. C.,
containing 232% acres, more or less,
and bounded North by lands of Mrs.
L. H. Nicholson; East by lands of
Mrs. H. N. Greneker; South by Ab
beville public road and West by lands
of Turner (formerly Wallace Hol
TERMS OF SALE: Costs, and one
third of the purchase money in cash,
balance in two equal annual install
ments, interest payable semi-annual
ly, or all cash at purchaser's option;
the credit portion, if any, to be se
cured by bonds of purchaser, and
mortgage of premises sold, with in
terest from date of sale at 8 per
cent per annum, and 10 per cent At
torney's fees, if so collected after
jtnaturity. If purchaser shall fail to
comply with terms of sale within one
hour thereafter, said premises will be
resold at risk of former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for stamps and pa
Master E. Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Oct. 10, 1921.^
NOTICE TO SWEET POTATO
Every one who is growing sweet
potatoes for market this year is urged
to secure their crates. We have them
on hand at our local warehouse and
will cost 14 cents per crate with the
S. C. Sweet Potato Assn., stamp on
each crate. We would also ask that
you engage your storage space right
away in order that we might arrange
to take care of all the potatoes that
are to be stored.
Johnston Potato Curing Co.
I Indigestion ?
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[ vigorous and healthy, are B
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tm disordered stomach on the ??
j~ system are dangerous, and "J
I prompt treatment of in di gea- I
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been something to aid diges- fl
fl tion and clean the liver," fl
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. McKinney, Texas, farmer, fl
I "My medicine is
S Thedford's i
n for indigestion and stomach Q
! trouble of any kind. I have fl
fl never found anything that B
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BDraught I take it in broken fl
doses after meals. For a long H
fl time I tried pills, which grip- fl
Bed and didn't give the good _
results. Black-Draught liver M
fl medicine is easy to take, easy fl
rm to keep, inexpensive."
?S Get a package from your ??
fl druggist today-Ask for and ?j
Li Insist upon Thedford's-the fl
fl only genuine. fl
Get it today.
BB EM fl
For several weeks we ha
marist, but having now t
marist of experience, we
prescription, using only pi
taming the high standard
during its career of 76 yet
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Pursuant to an order of the Judge
of Probate for said county and state,
I will sell for cash at the store house
of R. E. Cheatham, late of said coun
ty and state in the county of Edge
field, at Eleven o'clock a. m., Novem
ber 4th, 1921, the following goods
and chattels belonging to the estate
of said R. E. Cheatham; to wit:
Two mules, 3 head of cattle, 2
hogs, 1 Ford truck, 1 Ford automo
bile, 1 wagon, farm implements) 5
bales cotton, cotton seed, corn, peas;
fodder, 1 shot gun, one-half interest
in stalk cutter, and sundries.
Mrs. MAE WEST CHEATHAM.
Admx. Estate R. E. Cheatham, de
October 18, 1921.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, J. Claude Johnson has
made application unto this court for
Final Discharge as General Guardian
in re the Estate of Maud Smith John
son, his ward this the 28th day of
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at Edgefield Court House, South Car
olina, on the 28th day of October,
1921, at ll o'clock a. m., why said
order of Discharge should not be
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C., S. C.
No. 50, A. F. M. will
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.
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons who are indebted to the estate
of the late R. E. Cheatham to make
payment to the undersigned and also
all persons who hold claims against
said estate to present them to the
undersigned properly attested.
Mrs. May West Cheatham,
October 12, 1921.
Do not fail to examine the stock of
furniture, rugs, stoves, and house
hold goods offered for sale at greatly
reduced prices by the Edgefield Mer
cantile Company. Come at once'and
i buy something at a bargain. Don't
j wait.-Advertisement. j
ve been without a phar
lecured a graduate phar
are prepared to fill all
ire and fresh drugs, main
which this store has set
- - Georgia
tual insurance Asso
Property Insurred $17,226,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information yon may
desire about our plan of insurance.
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM, or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties otf
Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick,
Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda, Rich
land, Lexington, Calhoun and Spar
tanburg, Aiken, Greenville, Pickens,
Barnwell, Bamberg, Sumter, Lee,
Clarendon, Kershaw, Chesterfield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraseir
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secretary
and Treasurer, Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Dodges, S. C
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. Ci j
J. R. BLAKE, j
General Agent. 1
Greenwood, S. C.
Is solicited by us. We cany
a full stock of fresh drugs
and carefully compound pre
We also carry a large
stock of confectionery, sta
tionery, perfumery and toilet
articles or all kinds. Large
assortment to select from.
Our stock of fancy gro
ceries is always complete
and we can fill your orders
with the best of everything.
Your patronage solicited.
Mitchell & Cantelou
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
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