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Wednesday June 21.
. About the only use a small boy has
for soap is for making bubbles.
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Nobody can ever complain of bath
ing suits cumbering their person.
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In the matter of horrible homi
cides, Georgia is almost running neck
and neck with South Carolina.
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If you would vo1;e in the primary,
enroll. Do it now. Procrastination
may deprive you o:c your ballot.
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These sweltering days cause one's
thoughts to longingly turn to the
"Land of the Sky." The flesh is will
ing but the purse is weak.
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One candidate for governor admits
that he is worth $25,000. The fact is
a man has to be worth up into the
thousands these days to enter the
campaign for state office.
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It is almost a universal desire of
office holders to die in harness. With
the exception of Governor Harvey
and Adjutant General Grant, every
state officer is a candidate for re
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Times may not be getting worse
but some people seem to be meaner
than people used to be. Certainly
crimes more devilish and diabolical
than crimes ever were before are be
ing committed. . "
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Take a little gratuitous advice and
never engage in an argument, not
even with your brother, on two sub
jects, politics and religion. Few
things are more unprofitable than
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When one reads that a wealthy
American woman, with her eighty
trunks, six maids and four footmen,
is monopolizing the Ritz in Paris he
involuntarily exclaims that all fools
are not dead yet.
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Upon reading of a certain court
granting eighty-odd divorces in one
day, we at once thought of the chil
dren of these unfortunate marriages.
The breaking up of a home means
not infrequently broken lives as well.
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Few, if any, people rejoice over the
death of an individual, not even a le
gal death, yet we doubt if there was
much real sympathy felt for the
three White men who were electrocut
ed in Columbia Friday. As awful as
such a fate was, they received what
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Ignorance and Prejudice.
Over in Georgia where, like here in
some sections of South Carolina, some
.of the best and some of the worst
people in the world reside, a terrible
low has been raised because the gov
ernment insists upon the dipping of
-cattle to drive out the tick, as was
-done Jin this state several years ago.
Through ignorance of the real dam
.age that is being wrought by the tick
.and of the great advantage to be
.gained through rendering cattle im
mune to Texas fever, on the one
"hand, and through prejudice .engen
dered J>y the government interfer
ing with what some of them claim as
their liberty, making cattle dipping
compulsory, these short-sighted peo
ple are offering armed resistance.
More than that-they are dynamiting
dipping vats in the broad open day
Nothing daunted, the government,
as it should do, is going forward with
the dipping, placing armed men at
the vats to guard them. A few igno
rant and highly prejudiced men
should not be allowed to block prog
ress and thereby cause their neigh
bors to suffer. Such an occurence
shows the importance of having an
educated citizenship. Intelligent men
would not offer armed resistance
to a movement which has been in
augurated solely for their good. Ig
norance is a great handicap to any
community and to any state.
All this makes us the more grateful
for the high standard of the citizen
ship of Edg?field county. Although
South Carolina stands at, or next to,
the bottom in the matter of illiteracy,
yet Edgefield county ranks up near
the top in literacy among the coun
ties of the state. Less than three per
cent of our white population are il
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"Got Into Bad Company."
In a short statement, just .before
taking his seat in the electric chair
Friday, one of the young men said:
"I have nothing to say, except that I
hope this will save some other poor
sinner. I am sorry and ashamed of
what I did. I got into bad company."
These words should be a warning
to parents. Nine times out of ten
when boys have bad associates pa
rents are at fault. Boys in their ten
der years do not realize the damag
ing effects of bad influence and bad
associates. Parents do know the harm
and should protect their boys to the
fullest extent. Keep the small boys
employed or provide some pleasant
diversion at home for them rather
than allow them to run at large with
whomsoever they chance to meet. The
oft quoted remark, "Boys will sow
their wild oats," is not true. Boys
need not sow wild oats and will not,
if properly taught and given a whole
some environment. Bad company is
the first step toward sowing wild
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More Tax Payers Needed.
In th discussion of prevailing
high taxes much that is said is mis
leading and falls short of the truth.
The great need in South Carolina in
this exigency is not less taxes or less
revenue but more tax payers. South
Carolina ranks among the lowest in
the per capita cost of government.
Therefore, a decrease in revenue
would inevitably result in a lowering
of standards and a lowering of effi
ciency. The great need now is a prop
er distribution of the tax burden,
making it fall alike an all classes of
individuals and all lines of business.
When this is fully accomplished suf
ficient funds will be raised without
hardships upon anyone. Heretofore,
the owners of tangible or visible prop
erty have been taxed too heavily,
while other citizens whose income
was probably tenfold greater have
felt but lightly the tax burden.
This tax question presents a field
ripe unto the harvest for dema
gogues. But do not allow yourself
to fall an easy victim to their specious
argument. Rather instead do some
thinking for yourself.
Good Effects of Prohibition in
New York Shown by
There is a widespread and persist
ent movement just now to dicredit
the prohibition amendment to the
constitution and prohibition legisla
tion generally. The attack, they say
is because there are so many viola
tions of the law, and the people do
not have respect for the law, and
therefore the law cannot be enforc
ed. But we have violations of the law
against larceny, against murder,
aganist speeding, and violations of
many other laws. Nobody has sug
gested that we license thievery be
cause a good many people steal; no
body has advocated immunity from
punishment for murder because mur
ders are still, committed, and that af
ter hundreds of years of attempted
enforcement of the laws against that
crime; nobody desires to make "the
sky the limit" in the matter of speed
ing just because automobiles every
day are violating the law against
speeding, in Abbeville,'in, Abbeville
county, and everywhere else.
But they say that the condition of
the country grows worse under pro
hibition than under the legalized sale
of liquor. We deny it. If there is a
place which the thirsty crowd might
be willing to select for a test it is
HAMBONE S MEDITATIONS
DEY TELLS ME A FOOL I
EN HE MOMEY SOON I
HE DON' HATTER BE
NO POOL --ME E* MAH
MONEY DOOES rr,Too !
New York. In New York prohibition
has had such a good effect that we
read the following facts stated in the
New York Herald of last Friday:
"Since prohibition went into effect
the decline in the alcoholic death rate
for New York city has assumed ex
traordinary proportions, according
to " the report submitted to Commis
sioner Maynes today by Director Day
of New York.
'The total number of deaths for
the year 1921 caused by drinking was
141, compared with 690 for 1916,
Mr. Day said. In the seven years of
license 1910 to 1916 inclusive, he de
clared that 4,437 deaths resulted
from alcoholism, wood alcohol and al
cohol poisoning, averaging 634 per
year. In 1920 and 1921 there were
268 deaths, or an average of 134.
Mr. Day calculated this to be a de
crease of 500 per annum.
"In 1919 there were 39 deaths
from wood alcohol, 29 in 1920, and
in 1921 there were but 14, Mr. Day
estimated. This was only eight more
than in 1910.
"Life insurance figures also show
that in 1917 the death rate due to al
coholism was 4.9 per 100,000 policy
holders," Mr. Day reported, "while
in 1921 the ratio was 0.9, or only
one-fifth of the figure for 1917."
That is not such a bad record, we
think, in a city where they say the
laws are violated more persistently
than anywhere else in the United
States, unless it is in Savannah.
Prohibition has come to stay. Rev
olutions do not go backwards. The
country has benefitted greatly by pro
hibition laws. It is true that the laws
against intoxicating liquors are vio
lated. They are violated largely be
cause those who like liquor think
more of a drink than they do of the
integrity of the law; they are violat
ed because the makers of illicit liquor
are profiting largely by the encour
agement of those who should have
respect for the law. But figures do
not lie, and progress is being made
Five white men on the "gang" in Ab
beville county is a warning to the
liquor makers in Abbeville county
that lawbreaking does not pay in the
end.-Abbeville Press and aBnner.
Underwent Surgical Operation
Recently Mr. Wallace T. Prescott
.of Scranton underwent a surgical
operation in the hospital at Florence
for ulcer of the stomach. While the
operation was quite a serious one he
stood it splendidly and the last re
port from him was to the effect that
he was steadily convalescing. His
Edgefield friends will be pleased to
learn that the operation was a success |
and will remove the cause of his
trouble. We hope that Mr. and Mrs.
Prescott and their children will pay
Edgefield a visit this summer.
Manufacturers Now Using Ap
ples to Last Seed.
The thoroughness with which the
apple is now worked over and utilized
by some manufacturers makes it com
parable with the packing-house pig
that leaves only a futile squeal. The
apple is not transformed into such a
variety of products as the pig, but all
are useful, and when the last of the
series has been made hardly a smell
In many of the apple-using factor
ies the apples are first pressed to pro
duce cider, which may be sold as such
or may be manufactured into vine
gar. After thorough pressing the pom
ace is treated with hot water to re
move the pectin, which, after purifi
cation, is sold in either liquid or sol
id form to manufacturers of jelies
and similar products and to house
wives. The much-wasted and squeez
ed residue is dried, ground and sold
as cattle feed.
Violators of Federal Bird Laws
Convicted and Fined.
Among the convictions obtained by
I the United States Department of Ag
riculture during May for violation of
the Migratory-Bird Treaty Act were
1 in Illinois, involving the killing of a
gull, fine $25 and cost; 1 in Virginia,
involving the sale of a heron, fine
$25; 2 in Kentucky, involving the
hunting of ducks from a motor boat,
fine $25 each and costs; 2 in Florida,
involving the possession of ducks in
close season, $25 each; 2 in Oregon
involving the hunting of ducks after
sunset, fine $25 each; 1 in Oregon,
involving the killing of a band-tailed
pigeon, fine $25; 2 in Arkansas, in
volving the sale of ducks, $20 each; 1
in Florida, involving the killing of
ducks in close season, fine $50; 1 in
Virginia, involving the sale of ducks,
fine $100; and 1 in Louisiana, involv
ing the sale of ducks, fine $100.
io Drive out malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malaria, the
Von builds uo the system. 50 cent/
Who is being killed? Some real sure enough prices
being slaughtered when we are putting out such ki
prices in White Tub Skirts, values up to $6.50, now b
killed at the rate ot three lots of.
Attend the inquest and we will promise startling disclosur
jjg|J While your mind is dwelling on murdered prices cc
r**\ White Sateen Petticoats, values up to $5, now to be I
WHERE IS ALL THIS KILLING TO C
THE CORNER ?
We Can Give You Prompt Service
on Mill Worland Interior Finish
Large stock of Rough and Dressed Lumber on hand for
"Woodward Lumber Co.
Corner Rober cs and Dugas Sts., Augusta, Ga,
ERRINGTON BROS. & co.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers In
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Feeds
Gloria Flour and Dan Patch Horse Feed
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
Consult Your Own Interest by Consulting Us
Roofing Metal or Composition
Mantels, Tiling, Grates
Doors, Sash, etc.
Youngblood Roofing and
635 Broad St. Telephone 1697
Its alluring fragrance T7 A VT KTT? It9 de,icious flavour
tempts a trial V A13! "IN 1 JU gratifies desire
>nsider these OA Kfi
ailed each at OLOV
OME OFF AT?
A Ford touring car was left in
front of my house Tuesday, June 6,
by two young men and it has never
been called for. It is a 1921 Model
and the license number is 11,721, S.
C., 1922. The motor number is 49,
275,04 and the switch number is 54.
J. 0. ATKINSON,
Colliers, S. C.
Bible Thoughts for
A SUN AND SHIELD: - The
Lord God ls a sm and shield: the
Lord will give grace and glory; no
good thing will he withhold from
them that walk uprightly.-Psalm
Monday. " **"'
THE PRINCE OF PEACE:-For
unto us a child is born; and the
government shall be upon his shoul
der: and his name shall be called,
The Prince of Peace-Isaiah 9: 6.
MERCY ASSURED.- He that
covereth his sins shall not prosper:
but whoso confesseth and forsaketh
them shall have mercy.-Proverbs
REWARD OF HUMILITY:
Whosoever exalteth himself shall
be abased; and he that humbleth
himself shall be exalted.-Luke
SAFE STEPS:-The steps of a
good man are ordered by the Lord:
and he dellghteth In his way.
Psalm 37 : 28.
HOW TO GET ON :-Ask, and it
shall be given you; seek, and ye
shall find.-Matthew 7: 7.
WITHHOLD NOT G O O D :
Withhold not good from them to
whom lt Is due, when it is in the
power of thine hand to do it.-Prov
erbs 3: 27.
Fou&dlry, 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 and Feed
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quartes & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
now To tflve Quinine To Condren.
FEBRIUNE is the trade-mark name ?riven to aa
unproved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas*
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine..
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
lake ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the bead. Try
U the next time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. Th?
tsune F EB RI LINE is b'own in ??ottle. 2S cent?*
mil haO Family Medicine. '