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The Beautiful Fall Season.
Of all the year the fall season is
for the Soath the most delightful. The
summer heat which drove us to the
shade is gone and the calm, soft days
have come. The air has just enough
edge to make it bracing. These days
when the frost retreats before the
sun, makes one feel chat life is worth
while. It brings a keen joy. The long
days with their dragging hours are
gone; the minutes have been cut off
at either end so persistently that one
might think tba "Father Time" had
entered into league with the labor
unions to bring about a real eight
> There comes new life as we look
out of the window into the depth of
soft light that bathes the world. And
now the fairy artists will begin work
on a grand canvas. Day and night
their invincible brushes will be
spreading a very visible figment over
hill and valley, forest and lieid. They
will not forget the hedges of our
homes nor the parks of our cities, nor
even the trees of our back yards and
gardens. We shall see such a wealth
of color as no other season can boast
-every hue of the rainbow thrown
together in a most remarkable com
bination. And this art gallery shall
be under ?one great sky window
through which the soft light falls
with splendid effect upon every piece
of art the fairies have hung there, j
And we shall have a free season tick
et to this wonderful exhibit.
A healthy soul must find great de
light in the wonders of the natural
wprld. The Psalmist loved to look at
it by day and by night, in its calm
and in its storms. He loved its stars,
its waterfalls, its snow-capped hills,
its radiant sunrises and its noon-days.
The Master Himself must have found
joy among the fields of grain, and by |
the brookside, along the hedges, in j
the flowers of the fields and in com- j
pany with nature's solitude, to which
\e often retreated for strength and ?
lest. When the cares and conflicts of J
life weigh too heavily upon us, we
may go out for a few moments into !
the same, great, sane world and there J
get our bearings again. Let us get all j
the good out of this beautiful place
that God hath given us to dwell in
for a little while. Perhaps we may go
further and say that it is our duty
to get all the enjoyment and pleasure '
out of the autumn days that lie be
You Must Fade, All Fade Away.
Over hill and dale and meadow,
Over mountain, wild and green,
Tripping lightly through the garden
Is the Maid of Autumn seen.
Shivering flowers see her coming,
And they bow their heads with pain;
"We must die," they murmur sadly.
"We shall never bloom again."
"Spare us," says the stately lily,
Bowing down her queenly head;
"Spare us," says the golden sun
"Mercy," pleads the rose of red.
But like the dew upon their faces
Do the autumn's kisses lie,
As she whispers, bending downward,
"Pretty flowers, you all must die."
Leaves of green are turned to golden,
Beauteous by her kisses made,
As she whispers, softly, gently,
"You have lived, and you must fade."
Then a murmur, growing louder,
Rises from the. mossy ground;
I You can hear the green leaves sob
You can hear the autumn, say,
"Now the summer days are over,
You must fade, all fade away."
As this is true of the .flowers of the
vegetable kingdom, it is equally true
to human life.
J. Russell Wright.
Our Farm Notebook.
Save the leaves by converting them
into humus instead of ashes!
Sometimes a sagging gate may be
an index to the way the whole farm
Sharp tools mean easy work
therefore do not spare the forge or
the emery wheel or the grindstone or
A barrel mounted between cart
wheels for use as a push cart about
the farm is a mighty handy device
and not hard to make.
The wheel barrow is another farm
implement that is a great labor-sav
er, for it may be utilized in places
?where a cart would be too eumber
If you did not grow any corn this
year suitable for next year's seed,
maybe some neighbor can ?upply you.
Better see about it now.
.It's a wise plan to pay a few mora
cents a hundred for picking cotton,
to avoid damage by weather, than to
later take d few cents less a pound
for damaged cotton.
It never was, and is not now, safe
to keep the crop money in the house.
When a bale of cotton is sold, there
fore, it's a wise plan to leave the
money at the bank and take home a
The man who "can't use machinery
because his land is too rough" ought
to either purchase some dynamite and
make a stoneboat or buy a stump
puller-or both dynamite and stone
boat and stump puller-and use them
this winter for getting rid of all field
Do not take what the agent has to
offer unless you have already decided
that you need that thing-nor unless
you are positively sure that his prices
are right. He's not coming around to
see you for your benefit alone.
Has that rental contract been fixed
up yet? If not, a printed form may be
obtained from The Progressive Farm
er by sending a three-c?nt stamp for
postage. Renting or leasing land is a
business proposition and should be
fixed up in a business-like way.
Now that income taxes are so
strict, every farmer should keep care
LRT & KERNA
action to get next to real
)me. No more fruitless hug
fuel prices seal the doom
asting heating plants. If ;
fectly heated home and
fuel bills you will in\
ful account of his finances. The only,
way to do it is to get some sort of
farm record book and then write
down every item of income-either in
money or in crops-as well as expen
The leaves which are so abundant
how may be raked up and saved for
littering the stable this winter. This
will make them doubly valuable : chair
own plant food is saved, they give
the farm animals a greater degree of
comfort, the plant food they contain
is made more valuable by decay, and
they will absorb liquid manure that
would otherwise be lost.
Green fields in winter are a sign of
progressiveness. They also add color
and beauty to an otherwise drab and
dreary landscape. The legumes and
grains that make such fields possible
also mature quickly in the spring and
add humus and fertility to that which
they have conserved during a season
of washing rains and leaching winds;
In fixing up the rentai contract, of
fer the tenants a bonus for extra
good work next year. If they make
more money, divide up the extra pro
fits with them. Five dollars ipr each
extra bale of cotton or fifty bushels
of corn would be a big incentive to
better work, if a more liberal profit
sharing system cannot be worked out.
Have you yet picked out places
where you are going to plant fruit
trees, grape vines, pecans and crape
myrtles this fall? If you have not.
let us again urge you to have the
whole family talk over the matter
some evening after supper, make out
a definite plan, and decide just how
many trees and vines of each kind
you will order; also how many straw
berry and blackberry vines.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
WHEREAS, E. M. Whatley has
made application unto this Court for
Final Discharge as Guardian in re
the Estate of Mary Watson a minor,
on this the 29th day of October 1918.
THESE ARE THEREFORE, to
cite any and all kindred, creditors, or
parties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the
30th day of November 1918 at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of Dis
charge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
October 29th 1918.
Published each intervening Wed
nesday up to November 30th, 1918
in "The Edgefield Advertiser."
A. H. Corley,
Surgeon Dentist ?
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Come in and let us show you
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that we have ever shown. These goods were bought
early and we have marked them far below their
present values. We can save you money on what
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We desire to call especial attention of the ladies to
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is the satisfaction that it is sure. . Posi
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and that it is safe.
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OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E."!Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E
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