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J. L. MIMS.-Editor. .
Published every Wednesday in
The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
tte postoffice at Edgefield S. C.
No cummunications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Card of Thanbs, Obi Lories, Res
olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, December 20.
If you would be happy Christmas
make others happy.
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Light wines generally make heavy
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Don't complain. The weather man
had to 4'oven up" for the prolonged
sunshine of the fall.
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According to the Greenville News,
liard drinks cause hard words, hard
feelings and hard times.
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Have you noticed it?-There
seems to be less pistol toting since
there is less whiskey.
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Would that the boll weevil could
he drowned! The pesky little things
seem to have more lives than a cat.
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.It seems that the electric chair
might as well be "scrapped," if the
law making possible an endless chain
of appeals is not amended.
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Our already emaciated purse be
comes emptier and emptier with each
passing day, and the worst of it is
there is no "filling station" in sight.
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The days are now short and crisp,
like Southern waffles-The State. It
appears to us at this writing that
they are about as "tough" as some
waffles we have seen.
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The thoughts of what this world
would have been without the life and
teachings of the Prince of Peace
should cause us to observe the Christ
mas season aright.
they do, or possibly by what they do
net do. A few years ago South Caro
fina had a chief executive who was
known as the "pardon governor;"
later we had one known as the "war
governor," and now we have one who
will go down in history as the "law
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Dial vs. Harding and Tolbert.
It appears that President Harding
is determined to force Joe Tolbert
upon the people as marshal of the
Western District of South Carolnia,
having, in addition to giving him a
recess appointment, twice sent his
name to the senate for confirmation.
We are pleased to see however, that
Senator Dial, with the same determi
nation that the French held the Ger
mans back at Verdun, is holding up
Iiis confirmation by the senate, with
out which confirmation Tolbert can
not -be commissined.
Senator Dial charges that Tolbert
although the ranking member of the
Bepublican national executive com
mittee, is unworthy of serving the
people as marshal, having been con
victed of embezzlement in the Unit
ed States courts. Thus far, although
given an opportunity to do so, Tol
bert has not appeared before the ju
diciary committee of the Senate to
answer the charges.
Senator Dial is being commended
for his fearless and unrelenting fight
upon Tolbert, and in no other county
in the state will his efforts along this
line be more highly appreciated than
right here in Edgefield, which county
has suffered at the hands -of the Tol
berts in the past more than any other
county in the State.
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Willing to Pay the Price,
It is encouraging to see that such
a large number of young men are
willing to endure hardship in order
to secure an education, especially
when so many young men fail to im
prove the opportunity of attending
college offered .them by their parents.
Of the 409 young men who are at
tending Furman University, about 40
are without adequate means to pay
their.vay and are working their way
through college. These young men
realize how seriously handicapped
they will be without an education and
are willing to jpay the price, even to
performing menial service and doing
all sorts of drudgery. We admire them
for it. They .are made of the kind of
stuff from whieh MEN are made.
The following paragraph from the
Greenville News of yesterday shows
"he daily routine cf one young man
who is making his own way through
"Every morning,- rain or shine, he
rises at 3 o'clock and the first of his
duties is to report at the Greenville.
News, where he "checks in" for some
60 papers to be delivered along a
route in the city. Soon afterward he
fires furnaces in two large buildings,
and he has never failed to have those
buildings at a 70 degree temperature
at opening time. He then gets his pa
pers and starts delivering. He-finish
es his route usually about 7 o'clock.
On his way back to the hniversity
he stops and sets in order some 12 of
fices in a building on. the corner of
Main and Broad streets. He then hur
ries on to Furman to classes."
Priceless Christmas Present.
There are Christmas presents and
Christmas presents. But of all the
tangible Christmas gifts that can be
enumerated where can one be found
that would bring more joy to the
heart of a father or mother than such
a letter as the one published below?
When it was shown to us by our good
friend, Robert H. Parks, we at once
requested the privilege of publishing
it, for two reasons. Harrison Parks
deserves to have his Edgefield friends
know something of the large and en
during place he has made for him
self in Columbia, coming especially
as it does not from him but from one
of Columbia's foremost citizens, such
as the author bf the letter, and then
we desired to publish it as a stimulus
to other boys to emulate the example
of this very worthy Edgefield boy.
Mr. W. H. Hand is superintendent of
the public schools of the city of Co
Mr. R. H. Parks, Sr.,
Edgefield, S. C.
My dear Sir:
I am taking this method of making
your acquaintance, and at the same
time sending you a Christmas present
which I feel sure you will be pleased
For a little more than three years
your son, Harrison, has had a room in
my home. I have watched him rather
closely, and my final opinion is that
for integrity, steadiness and clean liv
ing he stands high. I am confident
that others hold him in the same es
teem. His life I-feel sure will con
tiiijttto muoii fco.tho joy of yow ma
ture years. I congratulate you.
W. H. HAND.
Mr. Parks' youngest son, Willie,
who is also a very fine character, has
cast his lot in Columbia and we con
fidently expect to hear as good reports
from him and his success after he
shall have had time to establish him
The Farmer's Dollar.
The farmer's dollar, measured in
commodities which he must buy, is
said to be worth about 60 cents as
compared with its value in 1913.
With the exception of cotton, a scar
city of which has brought about a
better price than the average, the
value of farm products has fallen
far short of keeping pace with other
Money in its present form, is mere
ly a matter of convenience. While , we
become accustomed to using money
as a real measure of value, it has no
value in itself. It has no practical use.
Therefore, farmers must necessarily
measure the value of what they raise
with what they can get for it in com
modities they must buy. If thirty
bushels of corn at fifty cents
a bushel will purchase a good suit of
clothes, that corn is more valuable
than corn at 75 cents a bushel if it
takes fifty bushels to purchase that
same suit. By this measurement, and
it is the only method of securing a
true value, the farmers of the country
are getting the short end of the pros
perity said to be advancing across
the continent. And, as a matter of
fact, the business barometer shows
that the South and Southwest is en
joying a greater measure of pros
perity than any other section of the
country. This is due to a short crop
of cotton for two successive years,
proving that a production approxi
mating the demand, or slightly under,
is worth more to the farmers than an
overproduction and low prices.
Cotton farmers throughout the
South should bend their efforts to
produce a maximum quantity of good
staple per acre, but see to it that
acreage is not great enougi to bring
about an over-supply. Producers of
all other farm products will find it to
their interest to keep posted on sup
plies on hand and probable consump- j
tion and plant accordingly.-Farm &
There will be, a Christmas tree at -
McKendree church on next Monday,
December 25. Everybody is invited
to attend- and receive their present
which will be d?livered in person by
We are sorry to report a great deal
of influenza in this section, several
families having already been strick
en. Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Walker and
son, Tommie have been confined to
their bed for several days. Mr. and
Mrs. E. F. Turner and. family have
also been sick with this dreaded dis
ease, but are gradually improving.
Mr. Y. F. Timmerman has been quite
sick for the past few d?ys but is at
Miss Grace Verner left last Friday
for her home in Oconee county where
she will spend the Christmas holidays.
Mr. John Shaffer who is attending
school at Wofford is at home for the
We wish for the old Advertiser and
its editor a very happy Christmas and
a glad New Year.
Governor Harvey is quoted as having
said in an address ' at Greenwood"
last week :
"Much is said about law enforce
ment, but I want to ask, what do you
say about law observance? Do you
realize, you men of South Carolina,
that if the law is observed, .there will
be little problem of law enforcement?
I would rather hear a man "say he be
lieves in law observance than in law
enforcement, for then he can demand
that the law be enforced."
This is about the best thing Gov
ernor Harvey has said since he has
been in the executive office, not sim
ply because The Carolina Citizen has
been preaching along the same line,
but because it is the truth.
The campaign for law enforcement
has not-amounted to much. Let's try,
for a change, a campaign for law ob
Program of Meeting of Third
The union meeting of the Third
Division will meet with the: Modoc,
church Decembe r30th and 31st.
church December 30th and 31st.
11:30-Roll call and reports by
12:00-Query No. 1. What are
some of the sins that threaten the pu- ]
rity of the church life? J. C. Har-'
vley, J. M. BUssey. . ;
,__Qnery_NLo-2- Whatsis. the.eausKa-of1]
so much indifference in our churches?
G. W. Bussey, Jr., J. G. McKie.
Adjournment for dinner.
Query No. 3. Have our churches in
this division made any progress dur
ing this old year; if not what changes
should be made? Dr. W. G. Black
well, S. T. Adams.
Query No. 4. As Christians, what
should be our attitude towards main
taining law and order? J. W. Joh'n?
son, J. C. Morgan.
Sunday School in regular order.
11:00-Missionary sermon by Rev.
1:00-Adjournment for dinner.
A Sunday School talk by T. G. Tal
H. E. BUNCH,
Rain insurers Plague Weather
Sunshine brought relief to many
this morning but to none was it as
welcome as to M. M. Calhoun, gov
ernment weather reporter, who wear
ily sighs now when it begins to rain.
For since wagering on rain insurance
became the favorite indoor sport for
those with the speculative instinct, a
rainy day means endless measure
ments and frequent trips to the rain
guage. Yesterday Mr. Calhoun de
clares that his telephone never ceas
ed to ring for more than ten minutes
t a time. 'Hello, will you please tell
me whether it rained one-tenth of
an inch between ten and 12 o'clock?"
was the stock query. Practically all
insured for one-tenth of one inch
but some chose different hours. Dur
ing, the whole day, the rainfall
amounted to .31 of an inch, and if the
insurers chose the right hours, they
Those who ?have no businesses to
insure continue to "borrow" a busi
ness for the sake of insuring it. It's
a great game, this sport of gambling
with Jupiter Pluvius, and sometimes,
if the insurer picks out the right day
and the right hours and the right min
imum amount of rain, he may win;
Jupiter Pluvius is something of a
sport himself.-Greenwood Index.'
Rev. John Lake and Mrs. Lake
All of Edgefield association will be
made-to rejoice when our people
learn that Rev. John Lake and Mrs.
Lake will arrive . iii Edgefield Jan
uary 3 and will remain over .Sunday
the seventh. They do not know what
is being planned for them, but the
coming to Edgefield is the home com
ing, and the Baptist church is Mr.
Lak?'s home church.
: On Sunday, January 7, an all day
meeting is being planned, when the
church will be the hostess for ali the
people of the association. Sunday
morning there will be speeiai music
and sermon by Mr. Lake, and follow
ing this dinner on the grounds or in
the dining room, according to the'
In the afternoon the following pro
gram will be carried out:
Afternoon, W. M. U., Mrs. J. L.
: - Hymn, "How Firm a Foundation."
Scripture: Mr. Gardner.
< Welcome from Sunbeams.
Lake Sunbe' .. Song by Sunbeams
of Edgefield Association.
Talk, Mr. Orlando Sheppard.
v Greeting from Girls' Auxiliary.
^ Royal Ambassador Welcome.
Address, Mrs. John Lake.
. Song, Mrs. M- B. Tucker.
'Message from Y. W. A.
Welcome from W. M. U., voiced
by Mrs. W. J. Talbert.
Response, Mr. John Lake.
Song, "The Morning Light is
At this meeting all the Woman's
Missionary Union societies of all
grades will be invited and expected
to take part and later information
will be given.
All the pastors in the association
will be expected, and if for any rea
son they can not attend the morning
sermon, they will be expected in the
.Further plans for the morning and
evening services will be published
^iThe people of our association are
peculiarly blessed in having these
consecrated and successful mis
sionaries all for our own to pay us
a love visit in the new year of 1923.
CANT DO THE WORK
It's too mUch to try to work every
day against a constant, dull backache,
or sudden darting pain in the small
of the back. Be rid of it. Try Doan'sj
Kidney Pills. Your neighbors recom
te%nd them; '
? -J. C. Hughes, Engineer on Sou. R.
R., Edgefield, says: "I used Doan's
Kidney Pills several times and al
ways found them good. My back gave
me a great deal of bother. The jolt
ing of the engine shook me up a
great deal and this irritated my back
and kidneys. It wrns hard to climb in
to my cab because of the stiffness in
my hack and sharp pains stabbed
into my kidneys. I didn't rest well
nights and was compelled to get up
and walk around in order to relieve
the pain across my back. My kidneys
acted too freely but Doan's Kidney
Pills relieved the trouble. I am glad
to recommend them."
60c, at all dealers. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
FOR SALE: Wyckoff-Barron sin
gle comb white Leghorn cockerels,
February and March hatch. $2.50
Mrs. GEO. F. MIMS
I hereby give notice that all hunt
ing, fishing and trespassing in every
form whatsoever is prohibited on my
land. This means everybody and the
law will be enforced against those
who fail to heed this notice. Keep off
of my premises.
A. G. OUZTS.
"' Put a new Ford in the family
stocking Christmas morning and make
a real merry Christmas for the entire
YONGE MOTOR COMPANY^
Had you thought about it that a
Ford car would be one of the most
acceptable Christmas gifts for the
family that you could possibly select?
Come in and let us tell you about our
YONCE MOTOR COMPANY.
In order to keep people out of
trouble, I hereby give notice that I
do not want anybody trespassing on
my land and all who do so will he
prosecuted to the full extent of the
law. This means everybody, without
C. L; TURNER.
We Invite Holiday
Shoppers to Call
At Our Store
In every department of our large stock
can be found useful and beautiful gifts
for every member of the family. It will
be a pleasure for us to show you.
For the Ladies-We have Tailored Suits,
Cloaks, Sweaters, Silk, Lilse and Wool
Hosiery, Gloves, beautiful Handkerchiefs,
For the Men-We have Suits, Overcoats,
Shoes, Suspenders, Hosiery, Handker
chiefs, Hats, Shirts, Gloves and many
We have mentioned only a few things. Many others'
can be found here suitable for Christmas tokens. Come
in and see for yourself just what you can select here that
will make friends and loved ones happy.
The Store of Lower Prices and Better Values
LOW INSURANCE RATES.
Low insurance rates for
farm buildings, if taken for
five years. Premium IO per
cent less and payable in five
annual installments, without
interest. In Old Hartford, 112
years old, with the strength of
E. J. NORRIS,
All persons are hereby warned not
to hunt on land owned or controlled
A. S. J. MILLER.
FOR SALE: One registered Jersey
bull two years old; eight registered
Duroc pigs; one setter and seven
pups, and five good cows. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.
In stenography and bookkeeping
are stepping stones to commercial sue
cess. For two decades Draughon
graduates have thus advanced to high
salaried positions. Draughon's nine
officials and teachers are. experts and
able men and women in their chosen
lines. They first train you and then
assist you in obtaining the position
you wish. Draughon trained is well
trained. Write for January r?serva
tons. Wm. Lykes,. Jr., President*
Draughon's Business College, Colum
LOST OR STOLEN.
One white and brown Setter. Ans
wers to name pf Will. Tail about six
inches long, tip end white. Left home
Wedensday, December 6th. Ten dol
lars reward for his return. No ques
S. M. SMITH,
Edgefield, S. C.
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We invite Christmas shoppers to call at our store,
and see our beautiful assortment of Holiday Station
ery, Toilet Articles, Perfumery and Candy in beau
tiful holiday boxes. We have made large purchases
and your selection will be made easy at our store.
We have purchased a very large stock ot Fruits of
all kinds, Nuts, Raisins and candy of all kinds in
bulk. Let us have your Christmas orders.
Get your fireworks for the children from us.
We solicit a share of your holiday trade.
LARGE STOCK OF
FRUITS AND CANDIES
We have made large purchases of all kinds of fruits,
candies, nuts, raisins, etc., for the Christmas season, and
our stock will be constantly replenished by arrivals by
express every day. Let us have your orders. Santa
Claus will make his headquarters with us.
We can supply you with fruit cake material at very
If we haven't got what you want we will order it for
Edgefield Fruit Company