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J. L. MIAIS,.Editor] Published every Wednesday in The Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year| in advance. Entered as second class matter at j the postoffice at Bdgefield, S. C. No communications will be published unless accompanied by the writer's name. Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu tions and Political Notices published at advertising rates. LARGEST CIRCULATION IN EDGEFIELD COUNTY. Wednesday, October 15. The shortest life is long enough if it lead to a better, and the longest life is short if it do not -CALTON. _ * Hobson's militancy will probably rf:;-.ct against him. Help to make it a county-wide fair. Charleston grand juries have petit ways. Edgefield's anuual gala week is now only three weeks off. WThat bas become of Thaw? We haven't seen his name in print in two days. Detaining Mrs. Emmeline Pank hurst at Ellis Island will only give speed to the progress of her cause. The tri-county fair is in full flower at Batesburg this week, opening to-day aud closing Friday. Mr. Hobson assumes a difficult tatk when he undertakes to prove that Mr. Underwood is not as straight as a shingle. A term of considerable duration! on the chaingang is what the vete- j ran blind tiger needs to make a new ? man of him. Let us have no Prohibition party in South Carolina. If the anti whiskey forces can not win as Dem ocrats, they can't win under any other name. In spite o( low estimates by far mers themselves, there are indica tions that this county will make an average cotton croo. The Septem ber ginners' report showed that 4,877 bales have been ginned this year against 4,318 last vsar. When a circus advertises that 40 clowns will perform in the arena, of course fathers will sudden ly become very indulgent and take the lit tie boys. So after all shows have their good side as w?ll as their bad. Mrs. William Jennings Bryan is also a leoturer of renown. The Secretary might send her out to make a livelihood for the family ?while he attends to "Uncle Sam's" business. His lecturing by proxy would disarm the carping critics. The powers that be in Washiug ington say there will be no adjourn ment of congress until the currency question is settled, which is but an other way of saying the extra ses sion of congress will merge into the regular session in December. fc| A county fair benefits the agri cultural interests of a county in pro portion that farmers take active in terest in the enterprise. Our coun ty fair as every unbiased person will admit has been of very great value to stock raising and^ agricul ture in the county. Now let us all come together this year and make the approaching fair the best one yet held and the benefits derived from it will be still greater. The suffragette question is rap idly becoming a live issue on this bank of the Atlantic too. And the women are notgoing to allow the men to straddle or take neutral ground, either. They, like the balance of mankind, prefer an open enemy to a secret friend. Wonder if Mrs. Pankhurst can't be engaged to bring about an ad journment of congress in time for us to have Major Anderson's help ful presence at the fair again this" year? If anybody can do it she can. In the past'she has been equal to every task. State-wide prohibition is being agitated again. Probably that is what Charleston needs. So far everything else except the open barroom is a failure. Prohibition could be no more pronounced a failure than the ditpensary is down there now. Charleston in Bad Way. The people of a county look to the grand jury to bring the viola tors of law to answer for their crimes, and it is clearly the duty of a grand juror to be on the alert for lawlessness in every form, t iking the initiative himself in the prose c ution when others fail to do so. Then, if it be his duty to apprehend the guilty and bring them to jus tice, it is all the more a grand ju ror's sworn duty to press the cases that are reported by citizens who are not bound to do so by an oath. What a pitable spectacle that was in Charleston last week when So licitor Peurifoy handed out indict ments against 300 men for viola ting the dispensary law and not a single true bill was found, the en tire matter being disposed of by embodying this brief statement in the formal report to the presiding judge: 'The bills handed us in violation of the dispensary law we found 42 no-bills and took no action on the remainder, returning same to the solicitor." Charleston, a centre of culture, refinement and wealth, sustains in estimable injury when men who have taken an oath to uphold the dignity and majesty of the law thus stultify themselves. It is qaite probable that a large number of the 300 cases should have been thrown out of court, but it will be difficult indeed to convince the people of South Carolina that a portion of the number are not guilty. Doubtless these several hundred lawbreakers are exulting over their victory, for indeed it was a victory. It would have been better possibly had no indictments been made. Not that either, for at least one man in Charleston, Solicitor Peurifoy, has performed his duty. Shame on the citizenship of Che leston! T he Schools and the Fair. The count} superintendent of ed ucation bas made an appeal to the teachers and trustees to have their schools represented in the school wagon parade which will be a fea ture of the county fair. We do not believe this appeal will go unheeded. The response to a like call last year was most gratifying and we believe that the parade this year will be large and exceedingly credi table. Larger prizes have been offered this year, which will war rant the schools in inci rring more expense-the prize money paying the bills for the winning schools. Trustees, teachers, patrons and pupils, Edgefield expects a large number of schools to be represented. Do you not realize that it is your fair too? It does not belong to the town of Edgefield. It is a COUNTY fair and an AGRICULTURAL fair. Because a few Edgefield men do practically all of the work (and that wi thou, compensation) do not get the idea that it is their fair. Come and put your shoulders to the wheel and assist in making your fair a success. There must be not less than 25 wagons in the school parade. Will not your school be one? Fresh shipment of Lowney's can dies by express. Timmons & Morgan. What Others Say Not Given Fair Show. A male prisoner who tried the hun ger-strike plan in London was allowed to starve to death. And, yet, the suf fragettes say they do not get an equal show with the men. - Columbia Record. Not Responsible. A New York Judge has ruled that a man is net to be held responsible for promises made while he is in love. Glory! how the yoting men of this land will bless that Judge.-Abbeville Me dium. Republicans Desperate. Jacob Riis says Theodore Roosevelt will be nominated by the Republicans in 1916. There is no question but that the Republicans are desperate, but we did not know it was as bad as that. Columbia Record. Exactly Right. We cannot help thinking that a con gressional investigation of the Whaley election will help things in Charleston. A thorough investigation into the Wha ley election will have a bearing on oth er elections, and it may ultimately re sult in the selection of honest grand jurors.-Yorkville Enquirer. A Boy to be Envied. We have known men who worked from early morn to dewy eve to hoard up wealth for their children, losing sight of the fact that in almost every instance it is a misfortune to be born rich. The boy who is brought up wisely, whose education and character are good, and who is turned out into the world with five dollars in his pock et to make his own way is to be envied. -Orangeburg Times and Demo crat. Smile Provokers Mr. Summerman: "ls it true that since coming up here you've engag ed yourself to Billy, Harry, Ed and George, as well at to myself?" Miss Sweetly: "What if it is?" Mr. Summerman: "Then I'd like to know if you have )any objection to all of us chipping in to buy the engagement ring?"-New Orleans Picayune. Little George was six years old, and the family was much interested in having him start to school, but he insisted that he was not going. One day his grandmother 3aid to him, "George, you are going to school with sister this winter, aren't you?" "No, grandma, Tm not going to school at all. I can't read, nor I can't write, nor I can't sing, and Pd like to know what good Pd be at school." A number of offenders had been disposed of by the magistrate when there was brought before him a son of the old sod. "Phwat name?" snapped the magistrate as he looked at the pris oner. "Patrick Casey, sorr." "Hov ve ever been before me be fore?" "No, your honor-r. Oi've seen but wau face that looked like yourn, an' thot was the picture of an Oirish king.'] "Discharged!" announced his honor. Call the next case.-Uarpor's Magazine. A good many years ago a steamer was sailing down the river, with a shrewd old Yankee captain in com mand. Suddenly the engines stopped, and there was nothing doing for several minutes. The passengers be gan to talk it over among them selves, and one of them, a portly, persistent sort of person, advanced pompously to the captain. ' What seems to be the trouble, cap?" he inquired. Why have we stopped? Too much fog, answered the skipper ourtly. We can't see up the river." "But I can see the stars overhead quite plainly, argued the persistent party." Mebbe ye can, admitted the cap tain grimly, but unless the bilers bust we ain't goin' that way." The housekeeper who has known what it is to have unexpected guests will no doubt find sympathy welling within her heart at the plight of a woman in a western town. Her husband had asked her to show some kindness to a young offi cer of the militia to whom he had taken a fancy. She, therefore, dis patched a note, in which she said: "Mrs. Brownrequests the pleasure of Captain White's company at sup per on Wednesday evening." She received a prompt and joyful reply, which read: "With the ex ception of one corporal and three privates, who have other engage ments, Capt. White's company will come up with pleasure." Appeal to Farmers to Sow 0 Large Acreage in Grain. Editor Advertiser: While we have been blessed in this Stale with j an average crop in many section?-, and with a price that is remunera tive, I fear that the financial relief ihat is coiniiiir to many of our far mers will make them forget the necessity at this time of set-ding a large grain crop, especially oats, and I would add, some wheat. I am calling the attention to the ad visability of seeding these two grain crops from the fact that the corn crop in many of the great corn producing states of the west is a failure. In many sections it is an absolute failure, and tbe present prices of corn in the western mar kets, and reflected in our local mar kets, should make os realize the ne cessity of seeding a large crop of oats, and in many cases, wheat, in order to supplement the crop of corn that we are now harvesting. It is not too much to expect that corn next spring and summer will be selling for $1.25 cash, aud $1.50 or more on credit, per bushel. Sure ly, the possibilities of such prices i? enough to make us stop and think, and the farmer who has not produc ed a sufficient supply of corn for man and beast, certainly will be very much in his own light if he does not seed as large a crop of grain as it is possible for him to do. I have mentioned the seeding of wheat, not from the fact that it is a paying market crop in our State, but I am one of those who believe that every farmer should make all of his supplies at home, for it is my observation that those who prac tice this method of agriculture are generally the men who are prosper ous. It would take ouly a few acres on each farm to supply every fami ly with flour enough for home con sumption. W. W. Long, State Agent & Sup't. of Ext. Chronic Dyspepsia. The following unsolicited testi monial should certainly be sufficient to give hope and courage to per 80U8 afflicted with chronic dyspep sia: 'I have been a chronic dyspep tic for years, and of all the medi cines I have taken, Chamberlain's tablets have done me more good than anything else," says W G Madison, No. 7 Sherman street, Hornellsville, N. Y. For sale by all dealers. Women Who Get Dizzy Every woman who is troubled with fainting and dizzy spells, backache, headache, weakness, de bility, constipation or kidney troub les should use Electric Bitters. They give relief when nothing else will ! improve the health, adding: strength and vijror from the first dose. Mra. Laura Gaines, of Avoca, La., says: "Four doctors ha i given me up and my children and all my friends were looking for me to die, when my son insisted that I U9e Electric Bitters. I did so, and they have done mea world of good." Just try them. 50c. and $1.00 at all drug gists or by mail. H E Bucklen & Co. Philadelphia or St. Louis. The Family Cough Medicine. In every home there should be a bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery, ready for immediate use when any member of the family contracts a cold or cough. Prompt use will stop the spread of sickness. S A Stid, of Mason, Mich., writes: "My whole family depends upon Dr. King's New Discovery as the best cough and cold medicine in the world. Two 50c bottles cured me of pneu monia." Thousands of other fami lies have been equally benefitted and depend entiiely upon Dr. King's New Discovery to cure their coughs, colds, throat and lung troubles. Every dose helps. Price 50o and $1.00. All druggists. H E Bucklen & Co. Philadelphia or St. Louis. Avoid Sedative Cough Medi cine. If you want to contribute direct ly to the occurrence of capillary bronchitis and pneumonia use cough medicines that contain codine, mor phine, heroin and other sedatives when you have a cough or cold. An expectorant like Chamberlain's cough remedy is what is needed. That cleans out the culture beds or breeding places for the germs of pneumonia and other germ diseases. That is why pneumonia never re sults from a cold when Chamber lain's cough remedy is used. It has a world wide reputation for its cures. It contains no morphine or other sedative. For sale by all deal ers. Store Your Cotton. I will store and insure your cot ton. I to 10 bale lots 80 cents, 10 or more bales 25 cents per bale per month. M. A. Taylor, Adams Warehouse Co. v?* fedtatii sm ?m &m frai A. J. RenkL ms J $ R E E W E L 706 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia. Augusta's Largest and Hand somest Jewelry Establishment HBF THAT NEW When you are ready for a new fall suit drop in to see our stock. We also have the newest styles in hats It will be a pleasure to show you. Large stock of shoes, both Crossett and Selz-Schwab. Nothing better on the market for the money. Come in to see us. Dorn & Mims Ready for your Fall Suit, Overcoat or Hat The J. Willie Levy Co., Augusta, Ga. Everything that Boys Wear The most complete women's Suit, Cloak and Shirt-Waist dept in the South. Make our store your headquarters. MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. Fall Goods Ready We have made large purchases for the fall season, and invite our friends to call to see us. Many of the new goods have arrived and there are others yet on the way. We have never before been in a better position to serve our friends than we are this fall. Come in and let us show you through every department. J. W. PEAK. ESS Perkins Sash and Door Company Manufacturers of High Grade Millwork Hardwood work a Specialty Rough and Finishing Work. Estimates on Request. AUGUSTA, GA.