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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wo padlock, bolts or bars can secura
a maiden so well as her own reserve.
Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Tile battle lines continue to see-saw
Last Thursday every other Edgefieid
man was a gunman.
You can shave expenses'without going j
to the barber shop.
Don't you wish Miss Pankhurst had |
a place in "Plutarch's Lives"?
Th^tore that is advertising pocket
-books for sale needs a new advertising |
How many husbands gave thanks
because winter waists are not buttoned
in the back?
The war is not altogether without its
advantages. No more Limberger |
cheese can be imported.
"Shot While Out Hunting"-Such a
headline will doubtless be seen quite
frequently for some months.
We are pleased with the idea of be
ing in the Upper South Carolina Con
ference. We like the name.
Prohibition means fewer heartaches
for the wife and fewer headaches for
the husband in many a home.
If the old admonition, ' Tay as you go' ',
were heeded now, most of us would
have to stay close around home.
The liquor trust is doubtless already
larine: its plans to thwart the South
Carolina Prohibitionists next summer.
There is something: pathetic about
shipping faithful American horses j
abroad to become targets for shot and j
When it comes to heavy taxes, no j
people can more deeply sympathize j
with the Belgians than' South Caro-j
The blame for the war is still being |
shifted. It will have to be left to im
partial historians to say of some ruler:
"Thou art the man."
The use of revenue stamps and Red
Cross stamps, in addition to postage
stamps, gives one's little unruly mem
ber considerable extra dutv.
To say anything of a derogatory na
ture concerning Germany in Charleston
stirs up a veritable hornet's nest among |
the Germans of that city. They are
loyal to the last'ditch.
If prohibition is voted on by the
people next summer, The Advertiser j
ventures the prediction that i t will be
an overwhelming victory, such as that |
of Virginia and West Virginia.
The hunting season claims its annual
toll. In Minnesota ll hunters have
been killed and 12 wounded. The num
ber in South Carolina will depend upon
the precaution and prudence exercised
by those who handle firearms.
Insured cotton, like all other insured
. property that is burned, enhances sud
denly in value. The other day, 1,200
bales of cotton were burned in a Geor
gia town and the loss was placed at
$60,000, or about $50.00 per bale.
Santa Claus' stocking may be smaller
this year in some homes, but the sad
part of it is the Christmas jug will be
as large as usual. Isn't that enough
to cause you to .decide to put your
name on one of the prohibition peti- J1
Some of the big dailies of South Car- ?
olina would spurn the offer of money j
from the great whiskey interests of j
the country, and yet; they are doing ?
"free, gratis and for nothing" just -
what the whiskey people would gladly
pay them for-opposing prohibition
with all of their might.
Neutral to the Core.
When President Wilson and his cabi
i?t declared that this country must be
?eutral with respect to the European
W?T they meant just what they said.
Every indication of partiality for this
jr that nation is promptly suppressed.
The latest evidence of enforced neu
trality is the order issued by Secretary
Daniels forbidding the singing of "Tip
perary \ the British marching song,
by men wearing the United States uni
form. He takes the position that this
martial song should not be played or
lung by American sailors any more
than the "Marseillaise" or "Wacht Am
Rhein" should be sung.
Red Man Declined Pardon.
Were all the recipients of pardons at
the hands 'of Governor Blease gath
ered into one large auditorium, it
would present rather a variega
ted scene, with the black predom
inating. Probably realizing that
the picture needed a little col
oring, the -governor the other day
granted a parole to an Indian in Lex
ington county, with the proviso that
he leave the State within twenty-four
hours and never return again.
The unexpected happened, however,
when the Red Man declined to accept
a parole "with strings tied toit," rath
er preferring to serve his sentence and
have all of the liberty that thia liberty
loving landican supply.
President Wilson is Right.
President Wilson is right in taking
the position that this is not the proper
time to agitate the question as to
whether or not this country is prepared
for war. The question of paramount
importance now is that of keeping al
together jMit of the present conflict, if
it can be done honorably, and thediscui
sion of our preparedness for war is
calculated to make strict neutrality
more difficult If the administration
continues its present policy in dealing
with belligerents, this country will be
the first to recover from the effects of
the war and the one that will reap the
fullest measure of prosperity after
everything is restored to a normal
Let's prepare to reap and enjoy the
fruits of peace at this time rather
than prepare for war.
Concerning the Prohibition Election.
Interest in the prohibition movement |
is steadily growing, and it is encourag
ing to note that a large majority of
the newspapers are supporting the un
dertaking, believing it to be timely
and wise. Practically all of the daily
papers except those of Columbia and ;
Charleston will give their hearty sup
port to state-wide prohibition. Several
days ago the Greenville News had the
following to say editorially:
"The News thinks the movement I
which has been started is a wise one.
The prohibition question is one de
manding attention, it may be put'
down for a time, but eventually it |
will come up again. It should receive
careful and dispassionate thought, and
in order that the attention may be dis
passionate, The News believes the
best plan is to have the matter thresh
ed 'out by itself, and free from the can
didacy of any man or men.
"All over the country the prohibition
question comes repeatedly to the fore,
so it is not a question of dragging out I
something which otherwise would re
main in obscurity. It will come up,
and should come up. so it remains for
the state to treat it in the most sensi
ble way possible.
"The prevalence of illicit liquor sell
ing has vexed but has not inflamed the
question for some time. The state is
in the proper frame of mind to consider
sanely what it wants. It can consider
the question of being either dry or wet,
and yet avoid bitterness. It can con
sider the question aside from personal
preference for this or that candidate.
"South Carolina has recently turned
over a new leaf. She has started on a
course which during four years she had
ignored! She is now prepared to con
sider educational matters and public
health matters. Why not consider also
the great question of liquor selling? lt
goes hand in hand with other measures
of vast importance. The state once
gave its preference for prohibition, but
got the dispensary instead. The dis
pensary system proved disappointing,
It was a compromise which did not
work satisfactorily; so the question re
mained unsettled. It is time to give
the people another chance to say what
they think about thi? matter. There
is nothing to be lost by putting 'this
question to a vote, and should any con
siderable number of voters request the
election, the general assembly will be
acting only as representatives of the
people should they allow the election
At the special session a disposition
was evidenced to let the voters decid
what they wished to do. This same
disposition should be prevalent at the
next regular session. True it is that
prohibition was not an issue when the
general assembly which will meet in
January was elected, but that should
not alter the case. If we wait until
an assembly is chosen on this platform,
tve shall once more mix candidacies
with the question of prohibition-one
)f the things which we wish to avoid
"The liquor question has for a gen
eration been* a bone of contention in
South Carolina. It haa caused almost
;ndless strife. One reason for this is
:hat it has not been treated to itself, as
t should have been. Leave it out of
he realm of politics, and the most
vexatious features will not be so prom
nent. Treat it as a social moral and
iconomic question, or, in other words,
i question to be thought out in the
ight of logic and facts, rather than
'ought out in the light of personalities
md other political issues."
Bacchus Receives Blow.
The world at war turns its back on
liquor. These are great days for Mars,
but gloomy ones for Bacchus.-News
Will Vote For lt.
If the people of South Carolina are
given a chance to vote on the question
of state-wide prohibition they will vote
for it.- Spartanburg Herald.
Wot Much Left.
Senator Tillman is quoted as saying
that when the British, French and Ger
man navies get through hammering at
each other, the navy of the United
States will be the greatest in the
world.-York ville Enquirer.
Let's ask our representatives to pass
a bill at the next session of the legisla
ture prohibiting carnivals within a
radius of three miles of a town. This
has been found an effective means" of
ridding many North Carolina cities of
the nuisances. -Lancaster News.
Will Not Surrender.
" Are the people of South Carolina go
ing to surrender to the whiskey ele
ment and allow them to conduct their
nefarious business all over the state
notwithstanding the fact that the ma
jority of the people are opposed to the
whiskey traffic?-Gaffney Ledger. : fj
The Stars and Stripes should float
over every school building in this coun
try and adorn the walls of every school
room. The presence of the flag teaches
patriotism, reminding the children con
stantly of their duty as citizens to love
and honor the flag. - Lancaster News.
Misfortune Also Knocks.
It may be very true that "fortune
knocks at every man's door," but each
man must of his own will open the
door. If he has not sufficient get-up
about him to do that, Fortune will pass
on, for Fortune does not go around
with sledge hammer to break open
doors. -Orangeburg Times and Demo
An Edgefieid Man's Expe
Results Tell the Tale.
Can you doubt the evidence of
this Edgefieid citizen.
You can verify Edgefieid en
W B P^ul, painter and paper
hanger, Butler street, Edgefieldf
says: "I was bothered by kidney
trouble nearly all my life. It ?grew
worse when I had the measles some
years ago. I never found anything
that would give rae relief from the
terrible pains until I happened to
hear of Doan's kidney pills. They,
were just the thing I needed, re
moving the pains and strengthening
and regulating the action of my
kidneys My health became better
than it had been in many years. I
think as well of Doan's kidney pills
as I did when I first endorsed them
some years ago. I have little trouble
from my kidneys now."
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the ?ame
that Mr. Paul had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
t Classified Column. |
FOR SALE: One lot of nice
fruit trees, about 875.00 worth.
Will be sold to highest bidder Mon
day Dec, 7. W. L. Byrd, Edge
filed, S. C.--lt.
FOR SALE: Six nice well-bred
gilts, oue thorough-bred Jersey bull
three years old, pair of eisrht-year
old mules, one mare suitable for
lady, saddle and harness, one good
farra horse, good farm of 100 acres.
30,000 feet of good lurabei.. J. M.
Mays, ?dgefield, S. C.
LOST: Between W. E. Winn's
Store and Plum Branch, Nov. 19,
three twenty dollar bills, one ten,
one five. Reward if returned to W.
FOR SALE-Grafted paper-shell
pecan trees, best variety for 50
cents and up. P. B. Day, Trenton,
FOR SALE: White Holland
Turkeys, vigorous and healthy,
$4.50 per pair. White African
Guineas S3.00 per pair, great layers.
Order now. Harold Norris.
FOR RENT-Two-horse farm,
part of the Gilchrist place near Re
hoboth church, including 75-acre
pasture under woven wire, 7 acres
of Bermuda grass. For particulars
apply to T. B. Gilchrist, Augusta.
TORRENT: Residence of seven
rooms and pantry, near High School.
Well on back piazza, and all neces
sary out buildings. Apply to J. L.
A New Kind of Union Meeting.
il-' Dear Jnle:- The skies certainly
looked gloomy when we said good
hye to Edgefield Saturday, but we
didn't fully realize what was ahead
of us. What a rain! I hope Mr.
Lyon got back to Edgefield before
the bad weather set in. He took
good care of us on the twenty-five
mile trip, but we did not reach
Bold Springs church till the last
delegate had gone from the union
meeting, so we came on to the hos
pitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
P. Rush and here we are Monday
afternoon, weather bound, but in
good hands and happy.
It looks now as if we shall not get
back to Edgefield this trip, but we
shall hope to come after the holi
days. Wife and I agreed that we
would spend Thanksgiving at my
old home, and Christmas with rela
tives on her side of the house, in
Charlotte. Beyond Christmas our
dates are not made up.
How glad we are that we could
spend three nights in dear old Edge
field, in your home and at aunt
Belle's, and how glad we could
spend the two days among relatives
and friends, the first day at Berea
and the second day in town. That
wasn't a long Thanksgiving vaca
tion, but it was a happy one.
Had the weather continued good,
our plan was to go back after the
union' meeting and stay with you
and the other friends in Edgefield
who have so cordially invited us
till time to meet our appointment at
Allendale the middle of this week,
but now those visits will have to
wait till later in the winter, as we
are booked for the state convention
in Charleston next week and then
for a Y. W. A. convention at Mul
lins, and for visits to points in the
lipper part of the state.
So far as I have been able to
learn, the/e was no meeting at Bold
Springs yesterday. Our kind host
thought it was useless to attempt
the five mile drive and back in
such weather, with such roads.
Somebody says there were not more
than thirty people at the the Satur
day meeting, none from Edgefield
I think. I have long since learned
that weather bound days need not
be fruitless days at all, and we
spent yesterday profitably and
pleasantly, around a roaring fire
chatting about missions with three
generations of good friends. In the
morning the topic was China, and
in the evening Palestine absorbed
our time, while one of the boys pro
duced some stereoscopic views
that illustrated the conversation on
JPalestine; and when. the time oame
Tor prayer fi and good night, we all
agreed that there were more kind?
pf a. good union meeting than une!
When the creeks go down and
the roads are all passable, we shall
have to take the train at Bradley,
four miles from here, for Augusta
and Allendale and on and on, so
here is a reluctant but temporary
goodbye to you and the oousins and
friends with whom we had promis
ed to spend Thanksgiving.
Goodbye old Edgefield for a
while yet, goodbye Red Hill and
Littlejohn home, and Modoc and
Berea! How glad we are that we
could attend those splendid mis
sionary meetings in those three be
loved old churches. God bless the
noble workers we met.
Nothing would please us better
than to begin at Bold Springs the
first Sunday in January and talk
missions and Adonirara Judson at
every church in the association be
fore we stopped. Maybe when we
meet the pastors and other delegates
at the Charleston convention this
can be promised, but we shall see.
Brother Lansdell may have made
dates ahead for weeks, we cannot
tell till we get weather unbound and
get news from him. Meantime what
a glorious time we are having in the
union meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Rush
and their family have so lavishly
provided, a feast of good things
for body and soul, around the roar
I ing fire, a union meeting that doesn't
8top"with any fifth Saturday and
Sunday, but that lasts while this
weather lasts or until we swim out
to the railroad. We mu9t read up on
Noah and the ark.
With love to your homefolks all
Bradley, S. C.
Keep it Handy For Rheumatism.
No use to squirm and wince and
try to wear out your Rheumatism.
It will wear you out instead. Ap
ply some Sloan's Liniment. Need
not rub it in-just let it penetrate
all through the affected parts, re
liave tho soreness and draw the
pain. You get ease at once and
feel so much better you want to get
right out and ??.tell other sufferers
about Sloan's. Get a bottle of
Sloan's Liniment for 25 cents of
any druggist and have it in the
house-against Colds, Sore and
Swollen Joints, Lumbago, Sciatica
and ?like ailments. Your money
back if not satisfied, but it does
give almost instant relief. Buy a
Meeting of First Division W.
Berea church was the place for
the first meeting: of this division on
Thanksgiving day November, 26.
Mrs. W. R. Swearingen called the
meeting: to order, and Miss Collins
one of the teachers of the Cleora
school, led in prayer. Reports from
societies were then called for, the
quarterly accouut of the Berea so
cieties being made by Mrs. W. T.
Reel; Bethany was reported by Mrs.
B. N. Talbert; Edgefield, Mrs. Ma
mie N. Tillman; Gilgal, Miss Mary
Emma Williams; Mountain Creek,
Mrs. Y. M. Faulkner. Berea Sun
beams were represented by Miss Ida
Lou Byrd; Gilgal, Miss Pauline
Byrd^Mountain Creek, Mrs. Faulk
ner; Edgefield, Mrs. Tillman; Berea
Royal Ambassadors, Miss Ruby
Watson: Edgefield Y. W. A. Mrs.
J. L. Mims; Mt. Creek, Miss Jessie
The subject bf personal service
was very practically discussed by
Mrs. Y. M. Faulkner, president of
Mt. Creek society.
The mission study class was an
important subject presented by Mrs.
J. L. Mime and Mrs. Faulkner. The
subject of apportionments was dis
cussed by Mrs. J. L. Mims, Mrs.
W. R. Swearingen an I Mrs. Till
At 1:30, the meeting adjourned for
recess and dinner was served most
abundantly on the grounds by the
hostess society. None would ever
have believed all the stories we hear
about hard time?, if they were s?d
denly ushered in on this occasion.
Everything was most bountifully
and delightfully served. There were
only two gentlemen present to par
take of this feast with us, our mis
sionary, John Lake and Mr. B. N.
Talbert of Bethany,? who so kindly
came along to accompany the di
vision president, Mrs. Talbert, who
so graciously presided during the
meeting. Mr. Tom Byrd also ap
peared a little later, and Mr. Luther
Byrd and Mr., Griffis, making a
quintette of very useful attendants
during the recess hour.
After all the delegates had enjoy
ed a social hour together, hymn No.
30 was sung and grayer led by Mrs.
I Tillman, who also made a very in
teresting report of the recent meet
ing: in Newberry. Mrs. Fannie
Tompkins followed with a helpful
account of the Sunbeam work as
se?-n at the Newberry convention.
Plans for Christmas offering was
discussed by Mrs. Lewellyn Ham
ilton of Gilgal.
A most delightful part of tht
program was the -pleasant ?surprise
of having our missionaries Rev.
and Mrs. John Lake with us. Mrs.
Lake told in her charming manner
some incidents of Chinese life, and
Mr. Lake spoke very feelingly bf
his memories in regard to Berea,
where his father and mother were
both charter members, and of his
having found the deed to the origi
nal land upon which tue church was
built among his father's papers and
it is his desire to returu it to the
proper persons. Then he told of his
work in China, and saug together
with Mrs. Lake and the congrega
tion "God be with you till we meet
again." The next rally meeting
wiil take piace at Mountain Creek,
the latter part of April.
Our expert machinist can pull
you out of the hole when your en
gine, ginnery or other machinery
breaks down. He can also do first
class plumbing. Call on us.
Edgefield Auto and Repair Shop.
Due to the fact that I am agent
for the Ford car, and having all
repair parts in stock and a first
class mechanic, can afford to do
first-class livery cheap.
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop.
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Dr. G. D. Walker being his local
Miss Lila Maud Willis spent
Thanksgiving with her sister, who
is a member Of the faculty of Coker
Invitations have been received
here to the marriage of Mis9 Grace
Smith, daughter -of Mr. and Mrs.
Guss Smith of Mullins, to Mr. Carl
Owington Crouch, the happy event
to take place on the afternoon of
Wednesday, December 9, at 5:30
o'clock in the Methodist church.
Miss Smith has visited here and is
a very sweet and charming young
woman, being a recent graduate of
the Woman's College, Columbia.
Mr. Crouch is one of the young
business men of this place, and is a
man of sterling worth with true
and ti rm principles, and sincere
good wishes are for these young peo
ple as they are about to enter this
happy estate under such auspicious
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Waters, en
tertained, several of their friends on
Saturday evjning with an elaborate
Thanksgiving day was observed
here in the customary manner, the
stores and public buildings closing.
A union service was held in the
Methodist church, Dr. A. T. King
preaching the sermon. The music
was especially sweet and appropri
ate. The collection taken was given
to the orphanage of the various de
nominations of the town.
In the afternoon of Thanksgiving
day, a foot ball game was played
between the teams of Leesville and
Johnston. The game was full of
life from beginning to end, and. al
though the visiting team outweigh
ed the home boys, Johnston defeat
ed them 19 to 0.
Roy Barron of Rock Hill spent a
few days of the past week here
Mrs. W. M. Coleman has return
ed to Aiken after a visit to her
daughter, Mrs. W. E. LaGrone.
Prof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott
spent Thanksgiving at Monticello
with the former's parents.
Miss Ola Smith who is teaching
at McCormick s^ent the week end
at her home here.
Mesdames F? M. Boyd and James
White are in Yorkville attending
the state LT. D. C. sonvention.
Mrs. Hugh Ivy has returned to
her home io Atlanta after a visit to
her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Ivy.
Mr. and Mrs. John K. Allen and
Master John and Miss Mary Lewis
spent Friday in the home of Mrs.
Willie Tompkins- --?-^--?jr ;
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Mobley of
Thompson, Ga., were visitors in
the home of Dr. S. G. Mobley re
Miss Sara Carwiie spent the past
week here with relatives.
Prompt Action Will Stop Your
When you first catch a Cold (of
ten indicated by a sneeze or cough),
break it up at once. The idea th at
"It does not matter" often leads to
serious complications. The remedy
which immediately and easily pene
trates the lining of the throat is the
kind demanded. Dr. King's New
Discovery soothes the irritation,
loosens the phlegum. You feel
better at once. "It seemed to reach
the very spot of my Cough" is one
of many honest testimonials. 50c.
at your Druggist.
I have a fine lot of Seed Rye to
offer, was grown on my farm at
Ellenton, S. C. Put up in bags of
one and two bushels, price 82.50
per bushel, F. O. B. Ellenton.
Send in your orders early.
H. M. Cassels,
Ellenton, S. 0.
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