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J. L. MIMS._Editor.
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Che' postoffice at Edgefield S. C.
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lished unless accompanied by the
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olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, February 1.
And still the wonder grows why
shoes are so high with hides so low.
Did your New Year resolutions
withstand the strain of the past
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No, sad to say-for the old maids
-this is not Leap Year. February
-only carries 28 days.
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What do you read these long even
ings? Do not let these golden oppor
tunities slip by unimproved.
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"Old field pine" lumber is' bridging
many a fellow in Edgefield county
over this season of depression.
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The extent to which prohibition
prohibits depends upon the alertness
?nd activity of those in authority.
After all, do not the old clothes
which most of us are wearing feel
"better than spick and span new ones?
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Planted out any shade trees about
jour premises yet? If you haven't,
include some pecan trees in the trees
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Better wear patched pants and
pay your debts than dress, in newly
tailored clothes at the expense of
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Some things a fellow gets used to
amd some he "don't." For instance,
one never gets used to making early
fires on cold mornings.
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Although we are in the midst of
winter, Edgefield county has, in the
main, wonderfully good roads. Alto
gether unlike the highways of a year
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It's wrong, if not unlawful, to
slaughter robins at this season. They
destroy insects that damage our gar
dens and field crops. Befriend, rather
than kill, Robin Red Breast.
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A statement-has been given out in
Columbia to the effect that 872 miles
of the State highway system have
been built. Let us hope that all the
v rest is better than the Dixie High
. . . .
The eifort that is being made in the
legislature to abolish capital punish
ment should fail. Thirty-eight states
now have capital punishment and
South Carolina should continue to be
one of the number.
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Tlar off the first leaf of your cal
endar this morning and look Febru
ary squarely in the face in a spirit
of optimism and with a determination
to make each one of the 28 days
?count for the most possible.
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The great demand for bottled egg
nog in Germany has carried the price
of eggs one hundred times beyond the
pre-war price. The Reichstag is con
sidering the prohibition of bottled
egg nog in order that the poor people ,
may enjoy the luxury of an egg^oc
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Acted Too Late.
Now that a catastrophe has occurr
ed in ^Vashington which has shocked
the entire nation, costing 150 people
their lives and injuring hundreds of
others, congress has ordered an in
vestigation into the safety of build
ings in the national capital in which
.a large number of people congregate.
It is weil to take steps to prevent .a)
similar calamity, but would it not
have been better had these precau
tionary steps been taken before this
tremendous loss of life occurred?
Unless there is a better enforce
ment of the prohibition law in the
town of Edgefield and in some sec
tions of the county, a shocking trage
dy is likely to occur at any time.
Whiskey is a great breeder of crime
and whiskey is being sold regularly
in Edgefield. Drinking and drunken
ness seems to be on the increase.
Fights and disorder as a direct result
of drinking occur not infrequently.
Some good citizen may be killed or
may be forced to kill some one else.
After that occurs, our people will
wake up, as Congress has done, and
demand a better enforcement of the
?aw. Why not demand it now before
human blood is spilled or other shock
ing crimes committed?
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Change the Subject.
Stop talking about weevils and talk
about Berkshires, Durocs, Poland
Chinas, Hampshires or Essex,
And then when you tire of them
discuss Jerseys, Guernseys, Holsteins,
Shorthorns, Herefords or Red Polls.
And then if you grow weary talk
about Barred Rocks, Rhode Island
Reds, Games, Leghorns, Cochins, Or
pingtons, Wyandottes, ^iinorcas, An
conas, Mammoth Bronze, White Hol
land or Bourbon Reds.
And then last'but not least Wheat,
Oats, Corn, Peas, Potatoes, Peanuts,
Velvet Beans, Sorghum, Cabbage,
Collards, Beets, Tomatoes, etc.
Anything but cotton. Get your
mind off the staple for 192"2.
News From Red Oak Grove.
Will you find space in your paper
for a letter from Red Oak Grove?
We are glad to see the sunshine
after the snow and sleet of the past
Few, if any, from our church at
tended the union meeting at Reho
both on acount of bad roads. We are
looking forward with pleasure to
the coming of the union meeting at
our church in April. Don't forget,
readers, that we wish every one bf
you to be with us.
Mr. P. D. Thurmond, now work
ing with the C.& W. C. railroad, with
headquarters in Laurens. S. C., was
on a visit to his grandfather, Mr. J.
B. Dorn, the first of the week.
Miss Kathlene Kenrick was a pleas
ant visitor in the home of Miss Lou
Eva Parkman on Monday and Tues
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Senn, with their
attractive children, spent the week
end with Mrs. Senn's father, Mr. E.
C. Dcm. Mrs. ?enn and children
spent the following week. Misses
Minnie and Nettie Senn came with
them as far as Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Hammond's. Friends in this neighbor
hood regret very much that they
came no farther.
Mrs. P. E. Thurmond has been
with her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Thur
mond for the past two weeks. She
leaves for her home tomorrow at
Mrs. James Rearden and her sweet
little daughter spent Sunday in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Willis.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Dorri and chil
dren were visitors in the home of Mr.
Eugene Thurmond, Mrs. Dora's
brother, on Sunday last.
"Mr. George Dorn and little son, and
Alva Jordan were guests in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Dorn, recent
Mr. Earl and Miss Thelma Dorn
were callers at Miss Lou Eva Park
man's Sunday evening.
Mr. Clarence Willis attended Sun
day school at Flat Rock. Tack, what
is the attraction?
Mrs. Frank Sharpton is on the sick
list. We wish for her a speedy re
All persons holding claims against
the estate of Mrs. Belle Jones Gallo
way, deceased, should present them
properly attested to the undersigned
for payment, and all persons indebt
ed to the said estate should make
payment to the undersigned at once.
J. W. PITTS,
.Saluda, S. C.
PEY5 LAU6HIM' BOUT ME
.SWINE r SLEEP SUNDAY
MAWNIN' IN CHU'CH,BUT
AH WANT E?R-SLfcEP- AHS
JES' PLAYIN' POSSUM ON
COUNT .pE WAY DE PARSON
WUZ TECHIM' UP WE-ALL
Coejr/lght 19z; by Mcciw? Ke*?w?, ayndteM*
Locating a Horne for the
On Board the Chinese Governmi
Transport, "Po Pik," in the Ch:
Sea, October 22, 1921.
Last Saturday, Dr. Sun Yat-iS
left the Southern Capital, Cant
on this boat, for a tour of milite
inspection in the Provinces; and 1
Wu Ting-Fang became the acti
Yesterday, Dr. Wu, with a rep
sentative of the Governor, thirte
members of the leper work comm
tee, and others of us, left Canton,
visit the island which Dr. Wu has pi
chased and donated for a model lei
My wife and I are the only foreig
ers in the party; but my wife is ri
the only lady aboard, as two Chine
ladies came, one of them being t
wife of Rev. Frank W. Lee, past<
teacher, editor and Commissioner f
Foreign Affairs in Canton.
We were to have taken ? this ti
s?veral days ago, but for the fact th
President Sun needed this particul
boat; but he sent it back for us
soon as he reached his first stoppii
placj. Acting-President Wu, on s
count of this delay, will not ibe al
to get back to Canton in time for ti
regular meeting of the Cabinet ne
Monday, so he has postponed th
meeting till Tuesday!
Affairs of state and governme:
boats are giving the right of way
the leper work just now! This is tl
fifth time the writer has been giv<
the use of Chinese gun-boats fi
trips like this, to the islands in ar
near the Canton^delta, one of whi<
Tai-Kam Island, has at lsat been s
cured-all through the generosil
and good offices of Dr. Wu, blessinj
on the venerable statesman, who 5
loves his people, and is so loved ar
trusted where he is best known! 1
recent years, all kinds of boats, ?
well as two aeroplanes, have bee
used by the scribe, who has bee
working on the problem of such a
island colony off the Sz Yap coast c
Kwong Tung Province, for more tha
ten years; and whose prayers and h
bors have now been rewarded by th
assurance of large financial help froi
America. We are planning to tak
care of several thousand lepers o
that beautiful and most suitable h
land, here in the China Sea, abou
ninety miles as the crow flies, in a
almost southerly direction from Car
ton City, and about two miles fror
the shores of Chik K'ai County, unt:
recently a part of the County o
Sunning and the Sz Yap section ar
famous the world over, as the hom
of the tens of thousands of Chines
who are in business in America am
many foreign lands; and in a semi
circle, southwest, west, north, am
northeast of Tai-Kam Island, then
is much of historic and general in
terest. San 'Wooi County, *he anees
tral home of Dr. Wu, is in plain view
especially from the island belonginj
to it, where in 1279 the last of th<
emperors of the Sung dynasty mad?
his last capital, and lost his life, witl
the coming of the troops of Kubla
Khan. St. John's Island, where Fran
eis Xavier died, in 1552 is easily seer
from our island. Also in plain view
are the shores of Heung Shan Coun
ty, the home of China's first presi
dent, o f his son, the first mayor oi
Canton (Mr. Sun Fo), of former
Premier Tang Shao-Yi ,and of other
famous men. These paragraphs are
being completed after our return to
Canton-so just a line here to say
that, on the return journey, our boat
anchored near the home of Mr. Tang,
and Dr. Wu took us to call on his old
friend, who showed the keenest in
terest in the work we are doing, and
presented us with a small tree from
his beautiful gar'ikn, to plant on Tai
Kam Island, whicn he also promises
to visit. It was intensely interesting
to hear them chat. Both have served
as premier of all China, and have held
other high positions in different parts
of the world. Both studied abroad;
and, in their youth, became church
members, as did so many who are the
leaders on the present government.
Our journey, lasting from 2 p. m.,
on Friday till Monday night, was a
week-end of unalloyed pleasure, and
of great profit to the proposed work
for the lepers. On the boat, we had
meetings of the 'committee, prayer
meetings, and studies in the geogra
phy of this part of the country, and
in the problems of the work in hand.
On this island, we had the plant
ing of a memorial tree, by Dr. Wu,
and a picnic, both events being at
tended with religious ceremonies.
We explored the regions around the
south and north bays of the island;
and Mr. Chan, the governor's repre
sentative, made a pretty accurate
map of the island. An expert Chinese
photographer made a history of the
journey, all his own! Altogether,
October 21-24 will make a notable
chapter in the work of making a
home for thousands of Chinese lepers,
is called to the
and that now is
of fancy work t
lieve that we h<'
we will order it
many of whom may now expect to be
r. Wu Ting-Fang " Visits Proposed
Site for Leper Colony.
Dr. Wu Ting-Fang, Minister for
Foreign Affairs, left Friday at one
o'clock in the afternoon with a party
to visit the site recently selected for
a leper colony. Dr. Wu is much inter
ested in this proposed work for lep
ers, having given five thousand dol
lars for the purpose of the site on
Tai Karn Island, not far from the
district of Chek K'al. Members of the
committee, together with Rev. and
Mrs. John Lake, and Mrs. Frank W.
Lee went with Dr. Wu to select a site
for the first buildings which will be
erected immediately. A. architect was
included in the party and will Yemain
on the Island to supervise the con
struction of the buildings.
A modern leper colony, accommo
dating hundreds of lepers is propos
ed. There will be a hospital, houses
for the women and the men, a separ
ate building for untainted children,
and a laboratory where the trained
physicians will carry on research
work. This movement had the recog
nition and financial support of the
Mission to Lepers. Dr. Fowler, the
representative of the 1 Mission in
China, planned to accompany D^,
Wu on the present trip, but owing to
the pressure of government affairs,
Dr. Wu was forced to postpone his
trip several times, so Dr. Fowler had
to leave for the north without seeing
Rev. John Lake has been working
among the lepers in the Sz Yap dis
tricts for some years. The establish
ment of the present leper colony is
largely due to his indefatigable ef
forts on behalf of these social out
casts. As a cure has now been discov
ered for leprosy not only in its initial
stages but even in advanced cases,
this colony will open the door of hope
to many contaminated men and wo
men.-Canton Times, Oct. 24.
Information Regarding the
Does good form require that an
engaged man present his fiancee with
a diamond engagement ring?
To be sure, most men in this coun
try do present their fiancees with
some sort of betrothal ring and when
they can. afford it, it usually is a dia
mond ring, simply because^ Mamonds
are associated in most girls' minds
with engagements. But the young wo
man ought to be consulted as to her
choice in the matter. Many girls
nowadays-when girls are given to
having original ideas on so many
subjects-profess a dislike for the
conventional engagement ring simply
because it is so usual. Of late years
the diamond circlet has been in high
favor ard sometimes a young woman
prefers her favorite stone-an emer
ald, ruby or sapphire, or set with
diamonds, to any plain diamond set
ting in the world. It is the young wo
man who has to wear a ring and the
considerate young man suits her taste
rather than his own in selecting lt.
The only hara and fast rule there
need be about engagement rings' is
that their value should be propor
tionate with the financial position of
those who buy them. A young man
with enough money to do so would be
regarded as selfish.if he cid not give
his fiancee any engagement ring, but
on the other hand, a young woman,
knowing her fiancee had many respon
sibilities and little money, would be
extremely inconsiderate if she per
mitted him to make much of an ex
penditure in this way.
Young women simetimes differen
fact that we have
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, the time, to complet
;hat she has had in
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for you in record ti]
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tiate between a "ring engagement"
and an ordinary engagement, with
the absurd notion that where there is
no engagement ring obligations are
.less binding. Of course, this is silly.
New York Sun.
Early Action on -Bonus Bill.
Washington, Jan. 26.-Early action
in the house on a soldiers' bonus bill
was forecast tonight when Republi-,
can members at a caucus adopted a
resolution instructing the ways and
means committee to frame a bonus
bill and declaring1 that once reported
the measure should be the continu
ing order of business until passed.
No opposition to the resolution de
veloped, it was said .
While ways of raising necessary
revenue for a bonus were discussed,
it was said no instructions were given
the ways'and means committee as to
what revenue raising provisions
should be placed in the bill. Members
were generally of the opinion that it
would be advisable for the committee
first to thresh Wt this point, and
have the Republican membership of
the house privileged after the bill is
reported to caucus again, particular
ly on that feature of the measure.
Sentiment was expressed, it was
said in favor of making the cash pro
visions of the bill less attractive and
those providing for insurance and
home and farm aid a more desirable
option. Several members were said
to have urged that cash payments be
somewhat reduced so that more vet
erans would be inclined to take ad
vantage of the other benefits. This,
it is said, would require less initial
Incidentally several ways of pro
viding necessary revenue were sug
gested, among them a sales tax, issu
ance of bonds secured by the foreign
debt and use of interest paid in by
nations indebted to the United States.
Chairman Fordney of the ways and
means committee assured his col
leagues that his committee would act
with dispatch. Hearings, he said
would begin Tuesday with Lae pros
pect that they would be brief and
that the bill would be reported very
Hie perfect blend of the three
perfect cigarette tobaccos
in one perfect cigarette
:e those articles
mind. We be
in stock; if not
Tax Sale Notice.
I STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Under and by virtue of a delin
quent tax warrant or execution for
the sum of twenty-nine and 73-100
($29.73) Dollars issued and deliver
I ed to me as Sheriff of Edgefield
?County, State of South Carolina, by
'J. LJ Prince as County Treasurer of
Edgefield County, state aforesaid,
dated June 14th, 1921, J have levied
upon and seized and taken exclusive
possession *of the below described
tract of land of Laura Ann Griffin in
said county and state which said
lands I shall sell at public auction be
fore the Court House door at Edge
field, S. C., on salesday in February
next (1922), same being the 6th day
thereof, at ll o'clock a. m. Proceeds
to be applied to payment of said de
linquent taxes and costs and ex
penses of this sale. If terms of sale
are not complied with within 1 hour
thereafter, premises will be resold
same day at risk of former purchas
er. Purchaser to pay for stamps and
[ Description of land to be sold: All
and singular that certain piece, par
cel or tract of land situate, lying and
being in the county of Edgefield, S.
C., State of South Carolina, contain
ing Sixty (60) acres, more or lees,
and bounded as follows: North and
East by lands of Clifford Sneed;
South and West by other lands of
said Laura Ann Griffin and from
which'this tract is cut. Same being
the north-east corner of the original
tract of said Laura Ann Griffin con
taining 260 acres.
/ W. R. SWEARINGEN,
Sheriff Edgefield Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Jan. ll, 1922.
I take this means of notifying the
public that I have reopened my black
smith and repair shop at my old
stand to the rear of The Advertiser
building, facing the street leading
east from the residence of Mr. W. A.
Strom. I respectfully solicit the pa
tronage of the people and will do my
utmost to give entire satisfaction, al
ways guaranteeing my work. I make
a specialty of horse shoeing. Call to
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
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 end Feed
FOR SALE: Nice, gentle 800
pound, six-year-old pony, will work
anywhere, $75; nice three-year-old
mule, $125; nice three-year-old horse
shows extra style, $125. Pure Poland
China beauties four months old
breeders, 2 sows and six boars, $8
each. Can be seen at my farm.
S. B. MARSH,
2-l-3tpd Trenton, S. C.