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Wednesday., November 9.
"Shoot to Kill."
While America is a Christian na
tion, nominally and by profession,
at least, and too, we believe our na
tive born citizenship averages higher
than that of any other nation, yet
there is an element among our popu
lation who are not one whit better
than the Bolshevic element of Russia.
This is unmistakably evidenced by
the many bold and daring crimes
' which are committed, apparently with
For some time the United States
mails have been robbed in different
parts of the country of enormous
sums. Not only are mail cars enter
ed but mail trucks are held up and
robbed in the principal thoroughfares
of some of the large cities, while
transporting mail pouches to and fro
pbstoffices. The aggregate losses have
been so heavy and the outrages have
increased to such an extent that the
Postmaster General has stationed ma
rines on numerous mail cars and on
mail trucks in fifteen of the large
cities, Atlanta being among them.
The government means business
and will protect the mail at all costs,
having instructed the marines to
"shoot to kill." It is believed that
such a preventive measure will at
least drive this daring class of rob
bers into other fields of pillage. This
new departure on the part of the
government will have a wholesome
effect. There has been a laxness on
the part of the constituted authority
over tfie country which has in a large
measure been conducive t oa spirit
of lawlessness. Officers of the law
everywhere should "shoot to kill" in
the discharge of duty. First they
should be sure they are right then as
sert their might. Were such a policy
practiced from the humblesi justice
of the peace on up to the highest au
thority in the land it would have a
detergent effect upon the criminal
The Country Doctor Becoming
Scarcer and Scarcer.
The country doctor is becoming
scarcer and scarcer. At least that is
the statement of Dr. George Vin
cient, president of the Rockefeller
Foundation. He declares that there
are fewer of them than ten years ago,
and that the outlook is that they will
still be scarcer in the next ten years.
The Savannah Press, discussing
Dr. Vincient's statement, says that
that gentleman is correct and holds
that the reason is that the doctors
do not like to live in the country.
They object to being isolated from
the communities where there are lab
oratories, and hospitals and research
bureaus and things of that character.
It is very hard for a man to be a
specialist along medical lines in the
country and the tendency now is to
ward specializing in some branch of
surgery or medicine. The doctors are
getting away from general practice
.and the old practitioner of. a small
town seems to be disappearing.
There are probably many reasons
for this and Dr. Vincient says one of
them is that discoveries in the use fo
serums and vaccines, the rapid devel
opment of bio-chemistry, the ad
vancement in surgery and the con
stant mutiplication of diagnostic re
sources and other products of the last
half century, have made it necessary,
he says, for medical education to be
Dr. Vincient declares that one of
the most disquieting results of the
raising of standards" in medical train
ing is the reluctance of young doc
tors to settle in rural communities.
This is sometimes attributed wholly
to the hardships of country life and
the small income of the rural doctor.
These influences are doubtless po
tent, but they alone cannot explain
the situation. A doctor who has had
modern training is unwilling to be
exiled from laboratory and hospital.
He wants to be where h? can com
mand their resources and enjoy the
comradeship of his professional col
league. He wants to keep in contact
with the newer developments in his
own special field. The large town and
city offer him a congenial and stimu
lating environment, so he is leaving
the small town and the isolated com
munity without proper medical as
Further discussing the matter the
Press declare 5 that it is certainly un
fortunate if the country doctor is dis
appearing, for the doctor . in the
country is an institution. He must
know how to do a great many things
and the community is very depend
ent upon him. As a rule he is a man
who has grown up among his pa
tients and he is ever ready to drive a
long distance to save a life or give
attention to those who are ill and to
practice his skill whether he receives
a large or a small fee, or no fee at
all. He is the j neighborhood benefac
tor. Those of us who have lived in
the country will recall the kindly face
and the marked patience and g?nuis
of the family doctor. If the country
communities are to lose him they will
lose one of their most interesting
characters and ene of the best.
"We trust," concludes the Press,
"that in these days of automobiles
and rapid communications between
the small towns and the cities that
there will be worked out some plan
by which .the family physician can
continue to serve his patients in the
country and yet have access to the
laboratories and hospitals of the
larger cities."-Augusta Chronicle.
You Can't Afford to Neglect
Your Fruit Trees.
Clemson College, Nov. 14.-In
conjunction with the county agents
throughout the state a campaign of
winter pruning, spraying and other
orchard work is being put on in the
various ' counties by the extension
horticulturists, who are now carry
ing out a schedule by which they
will spend from one to three days
with each county agent. All "farmers
who are interested in growing fruit
either on a small or a large scale,
should Seek information from the
county agent concerning the "Or
chard Week" to be held in each coun
ty and should arrange to attend some
of the demonstrations that will be
given in the various orchards of the
county during the time designated
as "Orchard Week.'".
Even under normal conditions the
importance of the home orchard in
supplementing the family food sup
ply is too great to need argument,
i.nd under the abnormal conditions
now existing, with the boll weevil a
menace to the South's chief money
crop, a good home orchard is a ne
cessity for right country living and
itt least a few trees should be planted
about each home.
Since fall and winter are the best
months for orchard work, farmers
and others who have available land
are urged to begin at once to plant
;i home orchard and those who have
already any fruit on the place should
plan to give better care in pruning,
spraying, and cultivating such or
chards as already exist.
Attention is called to the shortage
of good trees and vines 'and conse-1
quent high prices, but stress is laid
upon the fact that trees for a-one
fourth-acre home orchard (approxi
mately 30 trees and vines) is suf
fient to supply the average family
with abundant f::uit and. will cost
probably not more than $10 to $15,
which is a sum unimportant in com
parison with the value ci fruit to be
derived from such an orchard.
It has been well said that "Man
never plants a tree for himself
alone." This is particularly true of
fruit trees and all who can possibly
do so should get behind the "Orchard
Week" movement and help put more
home-grown fruit into South Caro
Four Orphanages Appeal for
The four orphanages of the state,
supported by four strong denomina
tions, are sending for help, and it
is being suggested that offerings be
taken in the churches on Thanksgiv
ing Day for this purpose, each con
tributor "being asked to give the
equivalent of one day's earnings.
There are in the four church or
phanages of the state 988 fatherless
childred who must be cared for. They
are divided as follows: 100 in the
Church Home, Episcopal, York, S. C.,
233 in Epworth Orphanage, Metho
dist, Columbia, S. C., 350 in Connie
Maxwell, Baptist, Greenwood, S. C.,
and 315 in Thornwell Orphanage,
Presbyterian, Clinton, S. C. These
bright, sweet children must be fed,
clothed, tranied and educated. The
support for their maintenance must
be provided entirely by the church
and individual gifts. All of the insti
tutions, due to the financial depress
ion of the past few months, have suf
fered from a lack of fund and their
needs at the present are urgent.
The Methodists in South Carolina
are. asked to turn their-help to Ep
worth Orphanage, the Baptists to
Connie MaxweH, the Episcopalians to
the Church Home, while the Presby
terians will give their aid to the
Death of Mr. B. L. Abney in
< Columbia. \
Benjamin Lindsey Abney, one of
the ablest and best known members
of the South Carolina bar, died yes
terday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock fol
lowing an illness of a little over a
week. Mr. Abney died at the home of
C. L. Blease on Washington street
where he had resided for a number of
His only immediate relatives, Col.
John R. Abney cf New York, a
brother, and Mrs. J. C. Hunter, a
sister, were at his bedside when the
end came. Colonel Abney has been
here since last week and Mrs. Hunter
arrived from her home in Atlanta
early yesterday morning.
Mr. Abney had not been in the best
of health for some time and the last
week was taken seriously sick. He
had rallied earlier in the week, but
Thursday grew worse and was un
conscious all Thursday night and un
til his death yesterday afternoon.
Diebetes and pneumonia were given
as causes of his death.
Funeral services will be. held to
morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at
Trinity Episcopal church and the in
terment will be in Elmwood ceme
tery. The Rev. Henry D. Phillips,
newly chosen rector of Trinity, will
probably conduct the services.
Was Able Lawyer.
Benjamin Lindsey Abney was rec
ognized not only by fellow members
!of his profession, but by laymen as
well as one' of the ablest lawyers in
the state, having few, if any, peers
among the South Carolina bar. In ad
dition to being learned in the law he
was a deep student otherwise. He had
one of the finest private libraries in
Mr. Abney had handled some of
the largest case's ever carried before
South Carolina courts, included
among these being the famous South
ern railway merger suit in which he
gained wide distinction for his work.
In this case some of the most prom
inent attorneys in the country were
engaged, including A. P. Thom, then
general counsel for the Southern rail
way. Mr. Abney was division counsel
for the Southern at that time and had
charge of the entire case, being as
sister by a number of other attor
neys. Another important case"he was
engaged in was the Seminole suit
and the last case of importance in
which he appeared in court was the
Columbia canal case. He was engag
ed by the state of South Carolina for
this case,- the commonwealth winning
in the court of common pleas.
He was division counsel in charge^
of South Carolina for the Southern
railway for a quarter of a century,
resigning in 1917.
Mr. Abney practiced law in Co
lumbia for 39 years, coming here
January 1, 1882 from Edgefield. He
practiced with his brother, John R.
Abney, until the latter went to New
York in 1883 and then formed a part
nership with John P. Thomas, Jr.,
which continued for many years.
Mr. Abney was born in the old
Ninety Six district in what is now
Edgefield county February 25, 1859,
and was therefore 63 years old at the
time of his death. He was educated
at the common schools of his district
and attended Newberry college when
this instituion was located at Wal
halla, his father owning a summer
home there. He later went to the Un
iversity of Virginia where he was
graduated in 1879.
Family From England.
Following his graduation at the
University of Virginia Mr. Abney
read law under his brother and other
leading attorneys in the district. He
was admitted to the bar December *
13, 1880, and had been practicing his
profession since that date, a little
over a year in Edgefield and the re
mainder of the period in Columbia.
Mr. Abney inherited his talent
from a long line of distinguished an
cestors in England. The family mov
ed from England to Virgina and then :
William Abney, the paternal ances
tor of Ben L. Abney, was granted
lands on the Saluda river in the old ]
Ninety Six district. The family is of ?
Norman-French ancestry. Chapman's ;
history of Edgefield and McKenzie's
"Colonial Families" give a full ac- (
count of the history of the family as :
does Burke's "Landed Gentry" and ]
"American Families." ,
James M. Abney, planter and phy- \
sician, was the father of Ben L. Ab- j
ney, and his mother was Martha Liv- (
inbston Abney. Both died a number ]
of years, ago. :
Mr. Abney was never married. He 1
was devoted to his profession and the ]
study of literature. He was widely
read and preferred to occupy his time
in this manner rather than in clubs
or societies. He was-content to de- ,
vote his time to his profession and \
books, never turning aside for politi
cal honors.-The State.
To PreveLt Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliaHe DI
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING Ole, a sut 1
fical dressing that relieves pain and heals ai \
%c sunytime. Not a liniment 25c. 50c. $1.00,
are receiving more attention now during "Scarce
Money" than at any other time- A financier is sup
posed to be one who has a plenty of money, but it
seems to us one who can make ends meet and con
tinue to live these days is a financier.
Here are a few items mentioned that we can save
you money on, and which you certainly need when
you are in need of them-Bath Robes, Dress Goods,
Sweaters, Wool Skirts, Dresses, Cloaks, Corsets, Ho
siery, Shoes, Shoe Laces, Polish, Comforts, Byrd Eye
Rubber Sheeting-and Towels.
Get your Pictorial Review for December. You get
good articles, short stories and serials, besides the
latest styles are shown in the fashion section. Only
a few left.
Remember that small profits and quick
sales means goods at less price to all
THE CORNER STORE
I will re-cover your Ford top,
b^ST'v curtain included and bows
painted, roadster $9 and touring car
$10.50. Better have this done before
11-9-lt G. V. CROUCH.
last Saturday was 582. The holder
will call and get a Fisk inner tube
absolutely free. It pays to ti'ade with
YONGE & MOONEY.
Insist on genuine Ford parts.
Notice of Master's Sale.
Pursuant to Decree of Court of
Common Pleas for Edgefield County,
S. C., in case of I. 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 December next, being 5th
day thereof, between the legal hours
of sale, the following Tealty:
All and singular tint 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 o? sale at 8 per
sent per annum, and 10 per cent At
torney's fees, if so collected after
maturity. If purchaser shall fail to
comply with terms of sale within dne
hour thereafter, said premises will be
resold at risk of former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for stamps andxpa
Master E. Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Nov. 8, 1921.
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
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General Tonic because it contains the
prell known tonic properties of QUININE
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out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds np the Whole System. 50 cents.
You'll feel better as soon as you swallow the first
one. Two- or three pills usually stop all the pain.
DR. MILES' ANTI-PAIN PILLS
are absolutely free from all narcotics and habit
forming drugs. They relieve without danger and ,
- without bad af ter effects. Your druggist sells them?.
Columbia Dry Batteries
work better and last
--for bell? and bmxeri
-for dry battery lighting
in closet, cellar, garret,
-for ignition on the Ford
to cold weather "balks"
The world's most famous dry
battery, used where group of
individual cells is needed.
Fahnestock Spring Clip Bind
ing Posts at no extra charge
uses you have for
FOR bells, buzzers, thermostats,
alarms, etc., use Columbia "Bell
Ringer." Little package of big power.
You need but one.
For gas engine ignition; for tractor
ignition; for ignition ontheFord while
starting; always Columbia "Hot Shot"
Ignition Battery No. 1461. Starts
quick, regardless of cold weather.
Solid package of 4 cellpower (6 volts).
Fits under the front seat of theFord.
Sold by electricians, auto supply shops
and garages, hardware and general stores,
and implement dealers. Look for thc name
Columbia on the label.
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