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Only three more shopping days before Xmas. Bigger and better every day.
Come join the happy throng. Miss a day, miss a bargain. Every day bargain
day. We are opening up new Xmas novelties every day. Sit down; make
out your list of wants. Come early while our stock is complete.
Mr. Whatley Writes Again
From North Augusta.
Our new pastor, Rev. H. Floyd
Surles, called to the North Augusta
Baptist church is a persistent and an
earnest worker, both in the church
and Sunday school. Mr. Surles began
his charge here last April. Since that
time 76 new members have been add
ed to the church and the Sunday
school, Baraca and Philathea organi
zations have been greatly revived and
strengthened. Our Sunday school has
about 275 regular attendants. The
Baraca and Philathea classes are
largely attended and much good is
being done. Money for all purposes
is easily raised. There is an earnest
and tireless race between the Baraca
and Philathea classes * to see which
can have the largest attendance.
Our two modern brick school hous
es here, one a high school, under the
auspices of Prof. Rickerson, are in
a flourishing condition.
Through the medium of your paper
I want to thank the good people of
Edgefield county who write me such
encouraging letters for my "holy
boldness," as one terms it, for the
stand I have taken in regard to the
whiskey question in Edgefield. I was
horn and lived in Edgefield county,
and I love it and its people (some of
them) and would like to see it the
banner county for prohibition. How
ever, not all the people in Edgefield
favor my stand against whiskey.
"Some are hitter toward me and make
fun of my feeble efforts but the good
Lord says "Blessed are ye when men
revjle you and say all manner of evil
against you falsely for my sake, for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
There are two stills near Modoc
on the West side of your county that
have been doing business quite a
long time. The prohibition director
has knowledge of these as well as
some others in Edgefield and I hope
ere long they will be swooped down
upon and the arrest of the parties,
whom I know, will be effected and be
given what is coming to them. Peo
ple who are unknown to me are en
couraging me and giving information
in regard to these stills and whiskey
runners. I feel this way about it: Ev
ery man and every woman in Edge
field county is responsible for every
drop of whiskey made and sold in
Edgefield until he or she has done
his or her level best to put it out. All
men know full well what will be the
ultimate end of those who persist
in making and dispensing whiskey.
No one is so blind as he who refuses
J. C. WHATLEY.
North Augusta, S- C.
Six Per Cent Money.
Under Bankers Reserve System
six per cent loans may be secured on
city or farm property, to buy, build,
improve, or pay indebtedness. Bank
ers Reserve Deposit Company, 1648
California Street, Denver, Colorado.
To Pre. e?. t Blood Poisoning
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Harding Names Tolbert Again
Washington, Dec. 9.-The presi
dent today returned the nomination
of Joseph W. Tolbert to be marshal
of the Western district of South
Carolina, to the senate. Senator N. B.
Dial of South Carolina, who has
fought-the nomination of Tolbert,
will continue to fight, it is announced
tonight. The senator is hopeful that
the subcommittee considering the
nomination will report it adversely
and thus make unnecessary a hitter
fight in the senate. The belief here is
that Tolbert will never be confirmed.
Washington, Dec. 9.-Joseph W.
Tolbert, who was nominated today
for a third time by President Hard
ing to be United States ?marshal for
the Western district of South Caro
lina, can not resume the duties of
that office, which he filled for some
weeks under a recess appointment
that expired when it failed of con
firmation in the special session of
congress, ending Monday, until his
nomination is confirmed by the sen
ate, according to opinions expressed
here today in well informed quar
ters. In the meantime, Nelson R.
Greene, Democrat, who succeeded
Tolbert by appointment of Federal
Judge H. H. Watkins, having been
sworn in at Anderson, S. C., early in
?the week, will continpe to act as mar
shal. Opinion to this effect is based
on precedents, it was explained.
Tolbert, Republican executive com
mitteeman from this state, was nomi
nated by President Harding to the
marshalship at the last regular session
of congress. Senator Dial of South
Carolina opposed confirmation in the
senate, urging the charge that the
nominee had been convicted in the
courts and was ineligible. He suc
ceeded in preventing the nomination
After adjournment of congress,
President Harding tendered Tolbert
a recess appointment, under which he
was sworn in and assumed the du
ties of marshal. This appointment
failed of confirmation when the sen
ate took up a large number of pres
idential nominations on the last day
of the special session.
Following announcement today
that the president had again nomi
nated the Republican committeeman,
Senator Dial announced that the fight
against confirmation would be re
Judge Watkins, it. appointing
Greene, who is a former sheriff of
Anderson county, acted upon the ad
vice of District Attorney Ernest E.
Cochran to the effect that he had been
informed by the attorney general of
the United States that the judge had
authority to fill a vacancy existing
under these circumstances, according
to reports received her?;. ,
Notice is hereby give a that al] .per-,
sons are forbidden to hunt or in any
manner trespass upon my land and
that of Limus Perry. The law will
be rigidly enforced against those who
disregard this notice.
lt. T. HILL.
Vest's Eulogy of the Dog.
The "Eulogy on the Dog," one of
the most famous speeches ever made
by the late Senator George G. Vest
of Missouri, was made in the course
of the trial of a man who had wan
tonly shot a dog belonging to a neigh
bor. Vest represented the plaintiff,)
who demanded $200 damages. When
Vest finished speaking, the jury, af-1
ter two minutes' deliberation, award-'
ed the plaintiff $500. The full text of
the speech follows:
Gentlemen of the Jury: The best
friend a man has in this worl? . -vi
turn against him and become his en
emy. His son or daughter that he has
reared with loving care may. prove .
ungrateful. Those who are ..neanejK
and dearest to ns, those whom we
trust with our happiness and our
good name, may become traitors to
their faith. The money that a man
has he may lose. It flies away from
him, perhaps when he needs it most.
A man's reputation may be sacrificed
in a moment of ill-considered action.
The people who are prone to fall on
their knees to do us honor when suc
cess is with us may be the first to
throw malice when failure settles ?to
cloud upon our heads. The one abso
lutely unselfish friend that man can
have in this selfish world, the one
that never deserts him, the one that
never proves ungrateful or treacher
ous, is his dog. Gentlemen of the
jury, a man's dog stands by him in
prosperity and poverty, in health and
in sickness. He will sleep on the cold
ground, where the wintry winds -blow
and the snow drives fiercely, if only
he may be near his master's side. He
will kiss the hand that has no food to
offer, he will lick the wounds and
sores "that come in encounter with the
roughness of the world. He guards
the sleep of his pauper master as if
he were a prince. When all other
friends desert he remains. When rich
es take wings and reputation falls to
pieces he is as constant in his love as
the sun in its journey through the
heavens. If f ortune drives the master
forth an outcast in the world, friend
less and homeless, the faithful dog
asks no higher privilege than that of.
accompanying him to guard against
danger, to fight against his enemies*
and when the last scene of all comes,
and death takes the master in its em
brace and his body is laid in the cold
ground, no matter if all other friends
pursue their way, there by his grave
side will the noble dog be found, his
head between-his paws, his eyes sad
but open in alert watchfulness, faith
ful and true, even in death.
A small cash payment and our easy
terms on the balance would make the
purchase of a Ford car for your fam
ily Christmas an easy matter. Had*
you thought about it? u
YONGE MOTOR COMPANY. -
FOR SALE: Thirty Duroc-Jersey
pigs bred from the best Duroc strains
in America, all entitled to registra
tion, weighing from 50 to 75 pounds.
J. B. TOMPKINS,
Edgefield, S. C.
10,000 Murders in 1921.
More than 10,000 murders were
committed in the United States dur
ing 1921. This is revealed by a check
up conducted by Dr. Frederick L.
Hoffman, consulting statistician tof
the Prudential Insurance Company.
Hoffman found that 28 leading cit
ies, with combined population of 20,
558,770, had 1,910 murders last
On a population basis, this is over I
10,000 known murders for the whole
country. To them must be added the
unknown number of murders that
are successfully concealed and do
not show up in the police reports.
These probably run1 into the thou
The death toll'should, draw a grim
smil% from the Turks, next time
America gets excited about Arme
Picture a town of 10,000 inhabi
tants, all murdered in cold blood dur
ing one night. A frightful picture.
But it's a true picture of the murder
situation in our so-called civilized
With this slaughter spread out
over a gigantic territory of people,
with a murder here and there, day
after day, and we lose sight of the
Dr. Hoffman found that the 1921
murder rate was a fraction more
than nine out of every 10,000
Allowing for concealed murders
that are never definitely discovered
(including many "missing persons'
cases,) a conservative estimate is
that one American in every 10,000 is
Meaning: Your chance of being
slain is one in 10,000 each year, one
in 100 during a period of 10 years.
Figure it up over a lifetime and, if
you lived 100 years, one chance in
100 of being murdered.
The Greenville Piedmont, quoting
the above figures, observes that the
brighter side of the picture is that,
while more than 10,000 are murder
er in a year, at least 108,000,000 are
not murdered. As in all other forms
of crime, evil is "far and away" in
the minority. That's why evil gets so
much attention-it's the exception,
Most of us, after all, are decent j
law-abiding citizens.-Gerenwood In
It is a curious trait of human na
ture that makes people hate those
from whom they have n?ceived fa
vors, or to whom they have done an
lt is this quite as much as any
thing else that explains the knockers.
The next . time you hear a man
knocking another, try to get at the
bottom of it. As likely as not you will
find that he has done some injury to
the man whom he is knocking, or|
has received some favor at his hands.
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When Christmas Comes to Stay
We look and long for 'Christmas
As a bright and glorious day,
From our early childhood
Until we are old and gray.
Its coming bespeaks much pleasure,
Good eats, fun and mirth,
The grown-ups and the children
Rejoice throughout the earth.
But there's yet a deeper meaning
Why joy should abound,
Why each should be happy
And pass it all around.
For this momentous occasion
Is the birthday
Of Him whose second coming
Will bring Christmas here to stay.
W: S. G. HEATH. :
We thank Thee O God
For Thy grace and mercy.
For the bounty of Thy love;
And the blessings that we enjoy.
For our free nation
And the peace that we enjoy;
For the golden garnered grain
And the ripened ears of corn.
For the dew drops that sparkle
And the sunshine that dries them
For the flowers that bloom
And the birds that chirp for us.
For the gift of Thy dear Son,
All so freely given,
That we through His grace
May have everlasting life.
To Thee, O God, we offer praise, .
And ask that we with Thee
May dwell and feast upon
Thy grace and love.
Miss M. A. Q.
Modoc, S. C.
Make your wife happy by giving
her a new Ford car as a Christina's
Present-something that will afford
pleasure for the family every day in
YONGE MOTOR COMPANY.
Auditor's Notice For Return of
Personal Property and
All persons owning property, both
real and personal, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor,, ad
ministrator or trustees are required
to make x re tur ns .of the same to the
Auditor under oath with hi the time
mentioned below and the Auditor ia
required by law to add a penalty of
50 per cent, to all property that is
not returned on or before the 20th
day of February in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent, penalty will
be added for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax pay
ers, I or my representative will be at
the following appointed places on the
dates mentioned to receive tax re
Ropers-Monday, Jan. 15, 1923.
Thurmond's Store, Tuesday, Jan.
Collier, Wednesday, .Jan. 17, 1923.
Red HilL Thursday, Jan. 18, 1923.
E. P. Winn's Store, Friday, Jan.
iCleora, Saturday, Jan. 20, 1923.
Pleasant Lane, Monday, Jan. 22,
Meeting Street, Tuesday, Jan. 23,
Johnston, Wednesday, Jan. 24,
Lewis Clark's Store, Thursday,
Jan. 25, 1923.
Trenton, Friday, Jan. 26, 1923.
The office will be open to receive
returns from first day of January till
the 20th day of February, 1923, as
prescribed by law. .-. ...
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
. Auditor E. C., S. C.
AH persons are hereby warned not -
to hunt on land owned'or. controlled
. D. R. DAY.
Trenton, S. C.
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For motlier and sister and cute
and Hand-Made SACKS and BOOMS and
MITTENS for the baby.
Norris Millinery Co.
Johnston* S. ?.