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Wednesday, October 25.
A Needed Law.
While there are doubtless a num
ber of laws on the statute books that
.we do not need, there is at least one
" that is badly needed. Several days
ago the recorder of the city of Co
lumbia., who seems to have been an
noyed with drunken auto drivers,
suggested that the next legislature
should- make a special provision to
i each the man who drives a car while
nnder the influence of intoxicants.
The suggestion is a good one and
smonld be acted upon. A drunken
chauffeur is a menace to life and
property, and something should be
?lone to restrain such reckless char
acters. The recorder in Columbia
suggested that a law be passed mak
ing it possible for officers to seize
?and confiscate the car. But it should
not stop there. The man who is so
ntterly disregardful of the rights of
1 others as to drive a car while drunk
should be made to feel. personally
the consequences of violated law.
Seizing the car -which may not be
long to the driver-would be about
as restraining as putting a fine on
bootleggers. At any rate, let's have
soine form of legislation.
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Don't Give Up.
Of the many needs of the Edge
field people in this crisis, the one
outstanding need is to have their
morale strengthened. Their courage
and hope need strengthening and re
newing. While prosperity has return
ed ITO some sections of the country,
onr people can yet plan for only a
short time in the future.
But in our discouragement let us
bear in mind one thing, which is just
as true in business and commerce as
in the law of gravitation, the pendu
lum, however far it may swing in
one direction, must swing back.
Farm land is now selling cheap but,
mark our prediction, not many years
will pass before there will be a good
demand for farm land in Edgefield
county at a good price.
Land, or agriculture, to be more
specific, is the parent industry, the
foundation of every other enterprise,
and the day is not far distant before
the producer of food stuffs and raw
material of all kinds will realize a
profit for his labor.
What we need to .do now is to
WORK and ECONOMIZE until the j
turn comes in the lane of business.
Really many people are not working
.as they should. They have too quick
ly succumbed to the depression and
adverse conditions. There is every
reason why we should not give up.
To give up we will lose all, but ap
plying ourselves assiduously to each
.day's task will surely bring prosper!- I
ty to our borders again. Our people !
?can grow some cotton at a profit with
the price double what it was before j
the war, and we should bend our en- ,
. ergies to that end, at the same time ?
not neglecting making a living at ,
home. To the fellow who fails to live
.at home prosperity will never re
Bear this in mind, that be condi
tions what they may, the fellow who
WORKS HARD and ECONOMIZES
.will, as certainly as night follows }
.day, bring prosperity to his house- 1
hold again. 1
President Harding Appoints ]
. Tolbert. i
Of course, South Carolina is not
a part of the United States of Amer- ]
ica, when the republican party is in i
power. Its people are not considered
-because they are democrats-and (
always will be democrats-and ' de- ]
mocrats are not citizens, when the ,
great sectional party is in power.
The state's only meaning to the re- ,
publican party, is a place to keep \
*tied out" a bunch of delegates to
a republican national convention.
Joe Tolbert, republican national com
mitteeman, has been successful, as J
the Great Keeper of the Delegation, '
and he is now being rewarded.
That President Harding has given
Tolbert a recess, appointment to the
office of United States Marshal for 1
the Western District of South Caro- 1
lina over the protest of South Caro- J
lina Senators, and in the absence of
an endorsement by a sub-committee
sf the Senate composed of republi
cans, may be taken as a political
.nove with the next republican na
tional convention in minfl.
There is talk these days of deny
ing the president a second term. In
Washington the political observers
are expecting Governor Miller of
New York to succeed Harding as the
republican nominee and there may
be something to the gossip that the
president will not object to being a
"one termer." But that is not keep
ing him from chucking away the
South Carolina outfit, while the
chucking away is good, and the
crowd is not looking. The South Car
olina delegation will be for Harding
When South Carolina sits down
and seriously figures that they make
a financial contribution to the gov
ernment of the United States; that
their fore-fathers won the decisive
battles of the Revolution, som? of
them on South Carolina soil, and,
that in the very recent history of
this world, their sons fought the
country's battles beyond the seas,
and then contemplate the acknowl
edged incompetency with which the
present government of this country
fills the high offices of the United
States in this part of the.country, it
is not surprising that there is re
sentment and disgust.
Joe Tolbert, United States Mar
shal of the Western District of South
Carolina! May the Lord have mercy
on President Harding.-Spartan
The President Picks His Man.
Yesterday President Harding gaye
Joe Tolbert what is called "a recess
appointment" to be United States
Marshal for the Western District of
South Carolina and he will assume
the duties of the office, for which
he is utterly unfit, upon filing the
usual bond, if, indeed, the United
States District Court of which he
will be an officer will suffer such
bond to be made. We are not very
much surprised. The character of
the Administration is reflected in
this particular appointment-"ab
uno disce omnes." In Tolbert we
have the express image of his maker
-the stream rising no higher than
The appointment of Tolbert is "an
Administration measure" . so /to
speak. The special committee charg
ed with the investigation of his fit
ness for official position did not think
there was anything to commend him
for the office for which he has been
named by the President during the
absence of the senate which would
not confirm the nomination as re
quired by law when it was in session.
The President "slipped up on the
senate" in this case, and we have not
the least doubt that Senator Dial and
Senator Smith of South Carolina
will make him regret what ought to
be considered an act in violation of
all courteous relations that should
obtain between the White House and
The recess appointment bf Tol
bert must go to the Senate for con
firmation upon the reconvening of
that body. We suppose that it will be
referred to a committee for consid
eration and recommendation; but as
the senate committee on Executive
appointments is fully advised in this
case, we wonder if it would not be
proper for Senator Dial and Senator
Smith to take the case to the floor of
the senate in open session for full
discussion so that xhe country might
be informed of tae true character
and fitness of the representatives.
President Harding would choose
ivith his eyes wide open, for himself
ind his Administration in the South.
Miss Ruth Crouch and her sister,
Mrs. Matheny of Saluda have re
amed to their home in Saluda af
;er a visit to Miss Sabe Miller.
The many friends of Mr. Ben T.
Horde will regret to learn that he
s confined to his home by illness.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Miller will regret to learn of their
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Huiet are re
ceiving congratulations upon the
>irth of a baby girl who will be call
ed Mary Elizabeth.
Miss Laura Moore left Wednesday
for St. Matthews where she will act
as bridesmaid at the Salley-Crntch
Eield wedding on Thursday evening.
Mrs. G. W. Wise and William Wise
left Tuesday by motor for Seneca
where they will attend the Dendy
Barber wedding on Wednesday. Mr.
Wise will act as groomsman.
Miss Margaret Reynolds is spend
ing the week-end at her home in
Mrs. S. E. Posey left Tuesday for
Columbia where she will visit
Messrs. E. W. Rentz, J. F. Bettis
J. D. Mathis, Sr., G. W. Wise, Sr.
were visitors to the State Fair in
Columbia this week.
Miss Mary Helen Harrison who is
teaching near Batesburg, and 'her sis
ter, Mrs. Frank Herlong of Saluda
are the guests of their mother, Mrs
B. J. Harrison.
The continued illness of Mr. B. J
Harrison at the University hospital
is the source of much concern to his
many friends here.
Miss Marie Davis of Congaree and
Miss Lunn of Springfield were the re
cent guests of Miss Edith Herlong,
They accompanied Miss Herlong
home from Springfield where all
three 'are teaching in the high school
Mr. Herbert P. Wrenn, popular
member of the Augusta Chronicle
staff, was in the city today en route
to Columbia where he went to attend
the Clemson-Carolina football game.
Educating People Concerning
Few diseases are taking a heavy
toll annually from the American peo-r
pie than cancer. This is not so much
due to the serious character of the
disease itself as it is to ignorance
and indifference on the part of the
people themselves. Science has found
a way to arrest or relieve a very
large per cent of cases if treatment
is begun in time. Neglect frequent
ly causes victims to succumb to can
cer, when if a competent physician
were consulted in the incipiency of
the trouble permanent relief could
be effected. A campaign of education
as to the seriousness of neglecting
cancer and also as to the cure is now
being waged. Dr. R. A. Marsh is in
charge of the work in this section
land has an exhibition in the drug
store of Chas. F. Bird & Company
that will accomplish much good.
Drop in and see the right way and
I the wrong way of treating a cancer.
Prayer meeting will be conducted
Wednesday night by Mr, B. F. Ad
Miss Allinee Hammond has re
I turned from Raleigh, N. ' C., where
she has spent the past two months
I with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Miller and
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Miller and two
little children spent Sunday last with
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Mliler."
The friends of Miss Stella Ham
mond will be glad to know that she
is able to be out after being ill.
Mrs. G. A. Adams, has been stay
ing with her son, Mr. S. T. Adams of
Mrs. G. L. Miller's friends will re
|gret to learn that she is ill.
, Mr. and Mrs! W. H.,Hammond of
'Augusta spent Sunday last with Mrs
Mr. E. J. Miller ?pent last Friday
We are sorry to hear of little Car
roi Holland's illness. Hope he will
be able to take up his school work
Misses Lois and Marguerite Par
due spent Sunday last with their
grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Hammond.
Mr. Hart Miller from Augusta
spent Sunday with his fathez\ Mr. J.
Delicacies in Season.
We want the Edgefield housewives
to know that we are headquarters in
Edgefield for all of the season's deli
We carry a well selected stock of
fresh fruit such as Bananas, Apples,
Oranges, Grape Fruit, Grapes, Cel
ery, and Cranberries.
Selected Norfolk Oysters, nothing
finer on the market, by express every
week. Choice mackerel and imported
canned goods of all kinds.
Come in to see us or send us your
EDGEFIELD FRUIT CO.
The next teachers' examination
will be held Friday, November 3rd,
and Saturday, November 4th. There
will be questions for three classes of
certificates i Primary, which entitles
the holder to teach first five grades;
elementary, to teach first nine grades
and high school which covers eleven
grades. Work will begin at 9:30 a.
m., and close at 5 o'clopk p. m. Ap
plicants who expect to complete the
work must be on time. White appli
cants report at high school building;;
colored applicants, at Macedonia.
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education.
invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening touic. '
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC drives out
Malaria-enriches the blood.andbuUdsupthe Bys?
wm, A true tonic Cor adults and children, ?f?e
Are what you wan
can show von valu
Don't these items
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Jackson and
amily of near Seivern were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jack
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Moyer and Miss
jeola Moyer, Mr. and Mrs. John
f?ne? and Mr. J. B. Yonce of Har
nony were the spend the day guests
if Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Franklin on
Miss Ethel Clarke of the Long
Jranch section visited Miss Nelle
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Clarke visited
?Irs. L. A. McGee Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Price Timmerman
pent Saturday in Johnston.
Misses Gertrude and Eunice Par
lue visited Miss Maude Rhoden
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Clarke, Jr.,
pent Sunday^ with their grandpar
mts, Mr. and Mrs. Darling Jackson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mathis of Tren
on spent Sunday near here with rel
Mr. J. E. Timmerman and Miss
lue Timmerman visited Mr. and Mrs.
Jass Plunkett Sunday.
Mr. L. A. McGee is spending a
vhile in Graniteville with his daught
r, Mrs. John Watson.
Mrs. E. J. Jackson and family
[med in the Philippi section Sunday
? Miss Edith Harley spent Satur
;hy night with Miss Irene Rutledge.
Mr. Gordon Williams spent Sat
urday night with Mr. John Harley.
Mr. Frank Timmerman visited his
ncle at Kirksey last week.
Mrs. G. S. Cartledge and Miss
?livia Pardue visited relatives near
Misses Julia and Lucile Yonce
pent Sunday with Miss Nelle Ran
it these days of extre
es in goods that you ne
make you think of the
O RIVER ?
Time is the test of truth. And
Doan-'s Kidney Pills have stood the
test in Edgefield. No Edgefield resi
dent who suffers backache, or an
noying urinary ills can remain un
convinced ' by this twice-told testi
L. W. Redd, 202 Norris Ave.,
Edgefield, gave the following state
ment February 3, 1918: "I had con
siderable trouble with my back, after
I was in a run away, in which I was
injured. My back ached severely.
When I stooped, I could hardly
straighten again and had to hold on
to something to help me up. A friend
advised Doan's Kidney Pills and I
began to use them. Two boxes of
THE WAR IS 0
OUR PRIDES HAV]
15 to 20 Per Cent on Evei
PRICE QUALITY C]
I THE REST WE SHALL BE
j We serve Fresh Country Eggs an;
served with our delicious coffee.
SPECIAL DINING F
Kitchen open at all hours for th
V. & L.
315-317 JACKSON ST.
[ Boys' Clo
5>4 Broad Stree
me thrift, and we
ed at once, such as
cold days coming t
Doan's rid me of the trouble and I
I am glad to recommend them."
On February 4, 1922, Mr. Redd
I said : "I have not needed Doan's Kid
ney Pills for some time but I am glad
to continue my former endorse
60c at all dealers. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
FOR SALE: One nbe oak bed
room suit for $30; also four porch
rockers, all for $5. See them at the
home of Mr. J. W. Morgan.
C. M. MELLICHAMP.
We can supply farmers with seed
wheat, Texas, Appier and Fulghum
oats at reasonable prices.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE CO.
E BEEN REDUCED
?y Dish Since October 5th
GLAD TO LEAVE TO YOU
yf style. 100 per cent pure cream
:OOM FOR LADIES
e inspection jf the incredulous,