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Wednesday, December 14.
Indulgence in ram generally puts
a fellow on the bum.
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Will not somebody take the "ax"
out cf tax? It cuts to the quick.
. Marshall Foch will sail for France
today. H2 cari truly say, "Veni, vidi,
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A simple recipe for happiness
Christmas is 'to make others happy,
i *Try it.
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Better to have formed a League of
four nations, than never to havje
formed a League at all.
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Who would have thought a decade
.ago that Japan would be one of* the
IBig Four among the world powers
so soon? '
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Start a ten-dollar bill on a debt
paying mission and keep it going. The
number of debts it will pay in twenty
four hours would surprise you.
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. Don't make the' mistake of seeing
3iow large an explosive hvthe form of
a "fire cracker" you can purchase for
your boy. Many Christmas fatalities
Tesult from such diversion. Fireworks
are all right in moderation.
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deferring to "Xmas,", Life speaks
the sentiments of thousands when it
says: "I always feel like protesting
we?KaETer I see that vulgar caricature
of She .most beautiful word in human
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- Wouldn't it be a fine thing if, be
fore the arrival of the Holidays,
every pistol from every nook and cor
3ier of the county could be piled upon
the public square of. Edgefield and
destroyed, "lock;- stock" and barrel."
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~What this country mest needs as
x the holiday season approaches is to
place more emphasis on the first syl
' lable of the word Christmas, making
it Christ-mas. There ought to be more
xeverer.ee and less revelry character
izing- the delebration of Christmas.
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There is but little real cause for
worry with most people. If they could
only content themselves with having
less than they have been accustomed
:to, they would be serene and happy.
. JBe thankful for what you have and
s stop worrying over what you haven't
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Although his party defeated the
Great League of Nations that would
have encircled the earth, putting an
end to cruel war, - yet if President
Harding will accomplish even half as
anuch through the disarmament con
ference which he* summoned to Wash
ington, all of the people will rise up
and cail him blessed.
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Fire . Prevention.
Touring the winter months is the
'time when fire damage is greatest.
'This is due to two causes. First, the
.danger from fire is greater in cold
weather because more fire or fire in
a greater number of places is neces
sary, and second because there is a
?greater amount of combustible mat
ter within reach of flying sparks.
Seldom does one scan th? pages of
a daily paper without seeing the ac?
count of heavy loss of rural or city
.property by fire. While we have bet
'tar_fai:ilities for fighting firkin Edger
Ifield than we have ever had before,
.yet the "old town is not "fire proof"
"by any means, as was shown last
week when one of our fellow towns
men had his home consumed by mer
ciless flames in less than an hour.
The :safest way is to use every possi
ble precaution to prevent fire. Far
better it is to exert ourselves in pre
venting fire than to be compelled to
put forth almost super-human effort
to extinguish the flames themselves.
Gather up and destroy all combus
-tiblo matter possible. -Remove leaves
from roofs of buildings. Keep the
matches away from the rats. Never
place a box of ashes about the house.
Slumbering live coals may burst forth
.during the night.
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Banks Great Help to People. -
Both during seasons of prosperity
md during seasons of depression,
.he banks of South Carolina have
3tood in the forefront among the
banks of the country. Through wise
and conservative management, they
have ^successfully weathered every
period of financial stress and strain,
withA only an exception here and
there. But especially do we take pride
in-the banks of Edgefield county. As
a result of wise and conservative
aianagement, they are all as safe and
as solid as Gibraltar, being towers of
strength to our people. ? .
In their savings departments they
have paid out hundreds of thousands
of dollars in interest to savings de
positors, always paying a higher rate
of interest .on savings that the city
banks, and by carrying the obliga
tions of borrows of every class dur
'ing this unprecedented.season of de
flation, which has dealt a paralyzing
blow to every individual and to every
interest, the banks of the county
have been the mainstay of our peo
ple. Think for a moment, what would
have become of the hundreds of per
sons to whom ourbanks have extend
ed a line of credit had there been no
banks in the county? Suppose our
people, when in need of money to
make investments, and for the con
duct of their business, had been forc
ed, because of the existence of no
banks in the county, to obtain the
needed funds from commission men
and outside or foreign institutions.
Instead of being indulged during the j
crisis through which we are passing,
they would have been forced to sac
rifice their property in countless in
stances. As it is, our banks are in
dulging their patrons, to the fullest
limit consistent with sound business, '
and as a result hundreds and hun- '
dreds of mortgaged homes and mort-]
gaged, farms in Edgefield county will j
be saved to their owners.
We doubt if many people fully '.
realize to what extent the banks of
Edgefield county have promoted and '
are . now promoting the interests bf j
our people of every class. If you are
not already doing so, learn to look ?
upon your local banks as your best j
friends. Instead of oppressing the
people and taking advantage of their J
misfortune by. charging exorbitant;
their obligations, at the usual rate of
interest until they can meet them.
What outside or foreign interests j
would befriend our-people'in this
crisis as the banks of the county are |
The Co-operative Marketing
of Farm Products a Ne
Farmers must bring their products
together and market them jointly in
order to reduce marketing costs and
get better prices. If it be true that
economic laws require that the prod
ucts of individual farmers be pooled
and marketed, for the effects of econ
omic laws cannot be avoided.
The necessity for cooperative mar
keting of farm products has been
pretty well > established, or kt least
the necessity for improvement in the
marketing of farm products has be
come pretty generally recognized;
but many doubt the ability' pf far
mers to put the principle into suc
cessful practice. If we accept the
'principle as sound then the means of
applying it will certainly be develop
ed. The time which it takes to work
out the problem is of less importance
and the methods are merely matters
of detail ; the important' thing is that
cooperative marketing of farm prod
ucts being necessary, is coming.
If the principle is sound it matters
not how many middlemen may be put
out of business, or that this banker,
that cotton broker, or some merchant
may find his business injured.
If one-fourth the men^at one-half
the cost can render every service now
being rendered to cotton, for in-*
stance, then it is important to the
whole South that such change be
brough*-, about. But the cooperative
markering of farm products is not
coming because of the desire of pro
ducers- to put middlemen out of bus
iness. Cooperative marketing of farm
products is certainly coming; but for
the reason that it will enable the
farmer to market his products more
efficiently and economically, and this
is a result which cannot fail to be of
benefit to the whole country. /
What are some of the reasons why
it is necessary for farmers to pool
their products for marketing? In
other words ,what benefits will result
from the cooperative marketing of
farm' products? Since cotton is the
chief farm crop of the South let us
enumerate a few of the advantages
which must result from the coopera
tive marketing of cotton:
Classing or Grading Fair,to Both
At present not one fariner out of
a hundred knows the class or grade
of his cotton when he offers it for
saie. Even if they know the market
quotations, few producers of cotton
?can tell within $5, $10 or $15 a bale
he value of their cotton. The gra
ng or classing is done by the buy;
.vhile the seller has nothing to i
vith the fixing of the grade or prie
Jould anything be more absurd? Ti
jroaucer offering his product^for sa
.vithout any knowledge of ita grai
and then allowing the buyer to d
termine or set the gracre and tl
price! Since, the grading of cotton
3 difficult . matter requiring mu
practice and considerable skill on
the very largest producers can affo'
to employ a disinterested classer. Tl
small producer has no way at pre
ent of putting himself on an equ
footing with the buy
Official, disinterested classe
should determine the gr?de and cia
of all cotton offered for sale, whi<
grading should stand and the buy
be forced to accept it; but since th
is not now practicable the next be
thing is for farmers to pool their cc
ton, hire a competent man to gra<
it, and then they can offer it'for sa
with a knowledge which will prote
them from unfair or inefficient gfa
ir.g. At" present, country buyers a:
often also unable to class, the cottc
they buy and must buy at a price lo
enoujh to make themselves saf
while there are numerous instanci
in which the producer has been TO
bed of 5, 10, and 15 cents a pound c
deliberate fraud in. grading ar
If pooling cotton and grading
accurately before offering it for sa
were the only results of cooperate
marketing, these alone 'would moi
than justify the change.
-, Adequate Warehousing Made
The cooperative marketing of co
ton? also means proper warehousin
and this again would alone justify th
change from present methods. Proi
er warehousing will result from cc
operative marketing because the mai
keting association will require tha
the small producer deliver hit cotto;
promptly so that it. may be protecte
from country damage, so that mone;
may be borrowed or advanced on i
and that it may be insured agains
loss by fire, etc.
Proper warehousing, which ha
never yet been obtained by the ol
methods of marketing, will be force*
by cooperative marketing, > and sine
this means adequate financing am
protection from country damage
these alone are sufficient to justif;
all the effort necessary to marke
cooperatively. Lack of space forbid
^ven naming all the benefits; bu
briefly some of the others are a mon
regular and gradual marketing of thi
crop, encouraging the production o:
a more uniform type and better qua!
it^y.of cotton, a reduction in the cos
of marketing and a better price.
Many seem to think that the chiei
benefit from cooperative markefinf
is a better price, but as a matter ol
fact the better price will com?
through accurate grading, better fi
nancing, proper warehousing, pro
tection from country damage, anc
more economical marketing. The in
dividual farmer's products are nol
sufficient in quantity to enable him
to employ the best marketing ahjlity
in selling them; but, when he joins
with a hundred, a thousand, or a hun
dred thousand other small farmers
the quantity justifies the employment
of the highest marketing ability
possible.-Progressive Farmer. %
Many Offices of State Filled by
There will be numerous elections
in the general assembly which con
venes on January 10, and already
candidates are ' looking to their
"constituents," the members of the
The chief race will be that for the
associate justiceship, left vacant
by the last legislature, after many
futile efforts to* break a deadlock.
All four of the candidates who were
in the race last winter will be voted
on again, M. L. Bonham, of Ander
son; Jesse I. Carter, of Bamberg;
Senator J. H. Marion of Chester and
Judge S. W. G. Shipp, of Florence.
It is expected that a "dark horse"
will likely b eentered when the voting
is renewed in January. Governor
Cooper is being mentioned in this
There will also be elections of
seven circuit judges. The judges
whose terms expire in 1922 are I. W.
Bowman of Orangeburg; Hayne F.
Rice of Aiken; John S. Wilson of
Manning; Edward Mciver of Cheraw;
Ernest Moore of Lancaster; Frank
B. Gray of Abbeville; and Thomas J.'
Mauldin of Pickens.
The only one of these races about
which there is as yet any political
talk is that for the first'' circuit of
which Judge Bowman is now the pre
siding judge. The name of Marvin
M. Mann, prominent lawyer of St.
Matthews, and clerk of the state sen
ate, is being mentioned as a possible
candidate for the judgeship. Mr.
Mann as well as Judge Bowman will
probably - nominated for the place.
Mr. Mann is very popular with the
Ha?f Million Dolla!
ch andi se, and s tap]
The Sale C
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Freight or express charg
r?es excepted) to R. R. pc
members " of the general assembly,
serving now his'seventh term as clerk
of the senate-.
An election in connection with one
of the important state commissions
will be that of the chairman of the
State Tax Commission. A. W. Jones
is the present chairman, but it is un
derstood he will not offer for re
There are numerous other offices
to be' filled by the legislature as fol
Two members of the board of visi
tors* of the Citadel, the terms of
John P. Thomas of Charleston* and
James H. Hammond of Columbia, ex
T?jree trustees of Clemson college,
the expiring terms being those of J.
J. ?~vans, of Bennettsville: I. M.
Mauldin, of Columbia and B. H.
Raw! of Lexington.
Two members of the-board of vis
itor^ of the colored Normal Indus-1
trialj Agricultural and Mechanical
college at Orangeburg, those whose
ternis expire in 1922.being G. B.
While of Chester and C. F. Brooks of
Qne trustee of the John de la
Howe -Industrial school in McCor
mick county, the trustee whose term?|
expires in 1922 being J. M. Nickles
Two trustees of the University,
those whose terms expire in 1922 be
ing C., E. Spencer of York, and L. P.
Holis of Grenville.
One trustee of Winthrop college
at Rock Hill, the term of J. E. Mc
Donald of Winnsboro, expiring in
Two directors of the state peni
tentiary. Those whose terms of of
fice expire in 1922 are A. H. Haw
kins of Prosperity and W. H. Can
field of Anderson.-Columbia Rec
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insurred $17,226,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you 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 of
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. Fraser
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, B?tesburg, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
p Stock of Wonderfi
le goods is involved, v
Lordinary! . -
res prepaid on purchases of
)ints within 200 miles. x
FOR RENT: My brick store near
railway station formerly occupied by
Moore Brothers. ' '
ll-30-2t W. M. HARLING.
Trespass Notice. *
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing and all manner of trespassing
upon my land is prohibited and the
law will be enforced against"?all per
sons who fail to heed this notice.
This is meant for everybody, without
Mrs. ELLEN W. STROTHER.
In Stationery we can satisfy the
most fastidious. Many beautiful
packages suitable for Christmas
COLLETT DRUG CO.
Your Christmas Orders.
We not only solicit your Christmas
orders for Fan.cy and Heavy Gro
ceries but we have already in stock,
and will add to it every day, a large
supply of fresh fruits, raisins, nuts,
candies and all of the season's table
Drop in and place your holiday or
der^ with us. They will receive our
personal attention,.. guaranteeing
J. D. KEMP & COMPANY.
FOR SALE: One 1919 Ford Tour
ing car at $150, in good condition.
12- 7-1 * Lt ON BROS.
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we will give a numbered tiela
paid us for oil*, gasoline, acce
plicate ot each ticket will be
Saturday, December 24th (Cr
will have some disinterested i
from the box.
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The first number drawn wil
number to the first prize, a F(
The holde'r of the second
gallons of Havoline Oil.
The holder of the third nu
Tube to fit his car, it matters
No number will be issued ti
il Christmas. Mer
$5.00 OP more (groce
Notice of Master's Sale.
PuTsuaht to Decree of Court of
3ommon Pleas for Edgefield Courjty,
S. C., in case of The Federal Land
Bank of Columbia, S. C., plaintiff,
against H. A. Stack, et al defendants,
[ shall offer for sale at public outcry
;o the highest bidder before the
"ourt House door at Edgefield, S. C.,
HI sa*lesday .in January'next, 2nd
lay thereof, between the legal hours
jf sale the following lands:
All that tract of land in Edgefield
bounty, S, C., containing 360 84-100 ;
icres, more or less, situate on Old
Plank Road in Meriwether Town
ship, bounded north by Hancock and
W.*A. Pa'rdue; east by Lemis Till
man ; south by W. T. Gardner and
vest by Mrs. Simpson.
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*Terms of .Sale: One-fourth cash
ind balance in three equal annual in
stallments or all cash at purchaser's
>ption. Credit portion, if any, to be
iecured by bond and mortgage of
premises sold, with interest from'
late thereof, at 7 per cent per an
?um and 10 per cent attorneys' fees. .
[n case either of said annual in
stallments shall not be paid when
lue the whole debt to become due
ind payable. Upon failure to comply
vithin one hour after sale, premises
viii be resold at risk of former pur
maser. ' Purchaser to pay for stamps
( J. H. CANTELOU,
. ? , Master.
EdgeVield, S. C-., Dec. 6, 1921.
et with each dollar in cash
ssories, work, etcV A du
deposited in a box, and on
iristmas eve), at 12:00,' we
)erson draw three numbers
1 entitle the holder of that
>rd rear tire.
number will be given five
mber will receive an Inner
not what size his car is.
o any person not, living in