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Wednesday, March 29
It seems that the Germans are good
at everything except keeping their
If all the swords were beaten into
ploughshares and all of the spears into
proning-hooks, there would be an over
Watti fires occuring daily and nightly
at almost every point of the compass,
H ia not likely that many local com
panies will spring up.
The Kaiser may not realize it but he
is searing thin ice. He may be a good
skater but, if he is wise and prudent,
be will change his course.
Wagener wants to be a county seat
and Fort mill also aspires to become a
court house town, but new county talk
is no longer a nightmare to Edge
And what has become of the old
fashioned girl who insisted that her
future husband must have curly hair?
-The State. She finally married a
The papers tell us that dyestuff's
are getting scarce but, judging from
the way hair is changing its color in
Edgefield over-night, there is yet an
abundant supply here.
The Republicans are greatly con
cerned about the selection of some one
to defeat President Wilson. The^j
Jection would be easy if left to the
Colonel of Ouster Bay,_ _
Newberry county has 28 candidates
already out, while Edgefield only has
four. Ye men of Edgefield, you are
not living up to the old county's tradi
tions. Bestir yourselves.
In the failure of the supreme court
to agree upon the " issues involving
the formation of McCormick county,
the chief justice has ordered an en
bane session for April 14.
ilcCormick county is said to have about
850 voters and 875 candidates. Just
how they will lind a way out of this
paradoxical predicament we do not
know, unless they give the ballot to
At the conference in Paris a few
days ago the entente Allies renewed
their vows of allegiance to each other,
realizing that "united we stand, divided
we fall"-into the hands of the Ger
mans, at that.
The only trouble about the Colum
bia square meal is that you have to
mortgage your home to buy it.
Greenville News. Our contemporary
loses sight of tie medical and hospital
b?ls that follow.
According to liquor sales recently
made in Columbia, and they were con
sidered good ur der the circumstances,
putting the dispensary stamp on liquor
made it depreciate 50 per cent, in
value. Bottled in dispensary is not like
"bottled in bond."
"Bond issue or no bond issue?" is
the question that is sigitating the pub
lic mind in Richland county. The Ad
vertiser would not presume to advise
at long range and in a matter that
does not concern us, but, speaking
generally, we urge people to think
twice before voting once on a bond
Augusta Sustains Loss of Millions.
At a time when Augusta had just
fully recovered from the last over
flowing of the Savannah and had con
structed a leve3, according to govern
ment specifications, in order to pre
vent a recurrence of the disaster, the
severest blow yet experienced came
from an unpeeled source. Late in the
afternoon of March 22 fire broke out
m Augusta's first "skyscraper," the
Dyer building, and a terriffic gale
caused the flames to spread with great
fury and rapidity, rendering all hu
man agency ur able to cope with the
In a few short hours property mount
ing up into the millions was reduced
to ashes. Scores upon scores of
cotton merchants, banks and business
houses and hundreds of residences
covering thirty-odd city blocks were
devoured by the merciless flames. Three
or four hundred lawyers and other pro
fessional men were put into the streets,
with their valuable libraries and office
fixture? reduced to ashes and scattered
by the wind. The two "skyscrapers,"
the Empire and Chronicle buildings, al
through constructed upon modern and
scientific lines, were unable to success
fully resist the flames. Augusta's two
newspapers, The Chronicle and The
Herald, succumbed with their neigh
bors, the plants of both being de
stroyed. However, neither of the papers
missed an issue. Temporarily, The
Chronicle is being published in Macon
and The Herald in Thompson from the
plant of Watson's Jeffersonian.
While this blow is probably without
a parallel in the South, yet we believe
that Augusta will rise out of the ashes
a "Greater and Better Augusta."
Wood and mortar and brick have
been destroyed by the flames, but the
undaunted Augusta spirit survives and
will cause to rise out of the ashes bu
siness and residence blocks that will
do credit to cities tenfold larger than
Edgefield and Augusta have always
been closely bound by the strongest of
ties and The Advertiser joins with our
people in extending sympathy to the
stricken city across the Savannah.
Millions of Orphans in ?urope.
Of the many disasters, misfortunes
and sad things incident to the warm
Europe one that will appeal to every
heart is the millions of fatherless chil
dren that are left in the wake of bat
tle to be cared for either by penniless
mothers or by a bankrupt State. Al
ready the care of the orphans in
France is a problem that is difficult of
solution. The orphans in France alone
number 800,000 and the end is not in
At first thought, one is likely to say
a nation suffers most from war through
the actual cost in dollars and cents,
but the many billions of dollars of
debt that are being piled up is the
least of the losses. The slaughter of
the flower of a nation's manhood is the
heaviest loss, and following t-.is is the
failure to properly equip the millions of
orphans who are to recruit tl;e ranks
of depleted citizenship. Such losses
can never be nv?-sured or computed in
dollars and "tnts. Germany, England,
Frane? and the other nations at war
v/jH require dozens of generations to
?estore the status that existed before
the war began.
United States Greatest Commercially.
The ill wind, in the form of the
world's most disastrous war that is
making a graveyard of Europe, has
blown many blessings to America. It
has made "Uncle, Sam" banker for
the nations of the earth and has made
him the leading manufacturer of the
world. And owing to the continued
devastation of the war and the de
moralization that will exist many years
after peace has been restored, it is
probable that the United States can
maintain this commercial supremacy.
Statistics just issued by the census
department show that for the year
?9?5 the United States stood first in
exports. During the past 15 years
the volume of exports of this country
ha's doubled, and the amount grows
greater from year to year. Just
as the individual who always has some
thing to sell steadily accumulates
wealth, so with the nation that ships
its products abroad, receiving the cash
of other nations. Having gained com
mercial supremacy, it is not likely
that the United States will lose first
place among the world's exporters.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
Court Common Pleas.
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Cobb-Plaintiff
-against Killa Williams-De
Pursuant to the decree in this
cause, I shall offer for sale at public
out-cry to the highest bidder, be
fore the Court ? House, Town of
Edgefield, County of Edgefield and
State of South Carolina, on sales
day in May 19IO, same being the
first day of said month, between
the legal hours of sale, the follow
ing described realty to wit:
All that lot in the town of Edge
field, S. C., as was bought by said
Milla Holloway from W. W.
Adams, and containing Or:e and
three-fourth (l 3 4) acres, more or
less, hounded North by Sallie Dun
ton, Ea.st and South by lands of
VV. W. Adams and West by Pub
lie Road, leading to Trenton, S. C., j
and lie;, near the Tre-tle of South
ern Railway Company that crosses
Beaver Dam Creek.
Terms of Sale Cash: If purchaser
at said sale shall fail to comply
with terms thereof within one hour
from the time of said sale, said
premises, upon direction ot* Plain
tiff's Attorney, will be re-sold on
said day at the risk of the former
pu i ch aser.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. H. ?ANTELOU,
Master E. C., S. C.
March 2?, 1916.
Edgefield School Lette?
The following are the ones
ed to represent the Edgefielr
school in the athletic conte
Running: broad jump, boyi
3 4, Diomede Hollingsworth,
50 yard dash, hoys ander 14,
gan Lamb, Maurice Deal.
50 yard dash, boys over 14
mede Hollingsworth, Carroll I
100 yard dash, boys nnde
Maurice Deal, Morgan Lamb.
100 yard dash, boys ove
Dibrnede Hollingsworth, G
220 yard dash, boys ovei
Diomede Hollingsworth, C?
440 yard dash, boys over 14.
roll Rainsford, William Holl
Running high jump, boys t
14, Morgan Lamb, Dixon Tin
Running high jump, boys
14, Diomede Hollingsworth, G
Standing broad jump boys u
14, Elwyn Moore, Morgan L:
Standing broad jump-, boys
14, Diomede Hollingsworth, (
er Tompkins. 1 >
Rope climbing contest ojfcn
all boys, Edgar Padgett,^. El
50 yard dash open to all g
Bessie Du no vant, Kate Mirns.
Running high jump open t
girls, Lois Mims, Kate Mims.
Standing broad jump open b
girls, Kate Mims, Ethel Ch eal h
Rope climbing contest ope
all girls, Alice Prescott.
Running broad jump open tf
girls, Kate Mims, Ethel Cheatfi
Flag race girls under 14, Be
Dunovant, Kate Mims, Ethel Ch
ham, Lois Mims, Elizabeth Ri'
Llily Holson, Elise Hudgena, Fr
cts Jones. Norma Shanncmhoi
Recitation contest, Janice'Jd
Declamation contest, ; Willi
The music club met with/iM
Grace Tompkins Friday aflerno
March 24. Quite a number w
present and a thoroughly enjoya
program was carried out by the f
lowing young ladies: V .
Duet, Miss Couch, May '^Riv
Solo, Jeanie Simkins.
Solo, Willie Peak.
Solo, Ruth Cain.
Duet. Grace Tompkins, ;Gei
Solo, Grace Tompkins. '^V . '.
Solo, Ruth Lyon.
After the program delicious
cream and cake was served; T
next meeting will be he'd at t
horne of Miss Jeanie Simkins.
A most exciting game of bas!
ball was played between tho Ed;
Held and Johnston hiurh 8clu
teams, Wednesday afternoon, Mar
22. This was the second game Edi
field had ever played and the tea
is db be highly complimented f
its splendid work. Johnston has
splendid team, but they did not p
up as strong a fight as usual for t
Edgefield team worked togeth
belter and out played them by fa
Edgefield had never pfactic
throwing goal from fifteen feet b
Johnston insisted on using this nil
and of course, we had to eonsent
the visitors. This lost the game fi
Edgefield by two points, the seo
being 5 7. We are practicing fiftee
feet goal now and when Joh nett
comes over again we will be read
to win the game. The basket ba
on Field day will be between Johr
ston and Trenton.
The Mc Duffie literary society wa
called to order by the president Fr
?day afternoon, March 24. After ro
call, minutes, and report of con
initi?es the regular program follow
ed. The first number was curren
events, Willie Peak. This was
splendid paper consisting of th
latest war and fire news mixed witl
high school tips. Reader, Norm;
Shannonbou8e. Music, Margare
May, Ruth Lyon. Brooke Jone
rendered a very humorous recitatior
and next in order came the debat<
resolved, ''That the ternfof th<
Ridgefield higTi school should bi
cut to eight months next year anc
the money saved be expended on th(
library, laboratory and athletic ap
paratus." Affirmative, Pendleton
Gains, Onida Pattison. Negative
Ed .vin Folk, Lallie Peak. ' All the
pipers were splendid and showed
excellent work on the part jf the
debaters A very lengthy discussion
took place after the debate and add
ed greatly to the program. Janice
Morgan, Claud Harris and Ilene
Hailing were appointed to act as
judges, and their decision was ren
dered in favor of the affirmative.
By a vote of the society two new
laws were added to the constitution
Alter the report of critic the socie
ty adjourned to meet Friday April
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVES TASTELESS chill TOHiC cinches the
blood, builds up the whole syste>u iud will won
derfully -trensthen and fortify j ov io withstand
the depressing effect of the hot ?ummer. 50c.
SPENT $1,000 BE
FORE HE SOLVED
SHADOW LIFTED FROM
HOME OF PROMINENT
Mrs. D. G. Free Regained
Health in Almost Miraculous
A home made happy, a life given
renewed strength and relief from
Buffering which had continued six |
years and which had continued six j
years and which had reduced her,
health almost to that of an invalid '
- that is the resujt of Mrs. D. G.
Free's taking Tanlao, the master
medicine, according to the state
megt given by her husband, who is
proprietor of the D. G. Free Fur
niture Co., of 430 Assembly St.,
Columbia. "I have spent at least
?1,000 to secure relief for her, but
Tanlac is the only medicine which
bas given her relief," he declared.
. '1 sometimes believe Tanlac is
the medicine the Lord sent her,"
added the giaieful husband. "I
?hall always be glad to recommend
Tanlac for it is a wonderful medi-1
cine. I intend sending my mother;
several bottles for she needs it.
"My wife suffered terribly with I
indigestion and for six years she I
was supposed to be threatened with
dropsy of the stomach, which caus
ed her constantly increasing suffer
ing. She had no appetite, and was
confined to her bed the greater part
of the time She employed ser-1
vants to do al! ber housework. :
When bbe began taking Tanlac,
Mrs. Free was a physical wreck,
and seemed steadily becoming
worse, despite all that medical I
science seemed able to do for her.
I was spending au average of fifty
dollars per month for medical ser
vices for her.
'.We had ?nally come to the con
clusion that her case was beyond
relief. 1 was in a desperate frame
of mind. Seeing Tanlac so inten
sively recommended for stomach
troubles, she decieed to try it and
the immediate result was wonder
' After she had taken two bottles
the servants were discharged, and
Mrs. Free began doing ber house
work, something ehe had not done
in years. Her appetite is good
now, and bee. eats anything she
wants. She is regaining weight
rapidly, and her palor has been re
placed by a rosy color. She bears
little resemblance to herself as she
was a month ago, and she is in tine
"It is almost unbelievable that
any medicine could V>i-intr such won
derful results, but Tanlac has done
so in the case of Mis. Free, and it
cannot be praised too highly. She
is now taking her third bottle."
Commenting on this,endorsement,
T. W. Galyon, Slate agent for Tan
lac, said: "Such statt ments as this,
tel lins: of marvelous relief brought
by Tanlac, should convince the
thoughtful of the medicine's merits.
Tanlac, which is a combatant of
disorders, a tonic, appetizer, and in
vigoraut. is what hundreds of ailing
persons need. Il seems to build up
the entire system, and creates a
healthy appetite, promotes digestion
and assimilation of food, vitalizes
the blood and brings back good
Tanlac, the master medicine, is
sold exclusively by Penn & Hol
stein, Edgefield; Johnston DHU
Co., Johnston; G. W. Wise, Tren
ton. Price: $1.00 per bottle straight.
Bank of Parksvilie
Pays Five Per Cent, on
A Savings Account is a life
insurance policy for your
family. Poverty is death's
running mate. You can
bunk by mail.
We Make Liberal Loans
on Good Security.
We have a complete line of men's
and boy's suits.
Honor Roll Branson School
1st grado: May Brimson, Ruth
Thomas, Tom Timmerrnan, Abram
Seigler, Albert Seiner.
Advanced First: T C Strom,
2nd grade: Cmnie Brimson, Gell
Morgan, Elizabeth Rearden.
3rd grade: Harling Morgan,Floyd
Thomas, Buller Doolittle.
4th grade: Price Morgan, Ruby j
Morgan, Elizabeth Timmerman, i
Nettie Doolittle, Eugene Rearden, |
5th grade: Ruth Morgan, Wil
moth Seigler, Ruby Brunson, Dan
Brunson, Mattie Thomas.
6th grade: Eugene Bninson,
Pearl Reel, Ben Seigler, Evan Mor
gan, Cris Thomas.
7th grade: Savannah Morgan,.
Tot Brunson, Corrie Thomas, John
j Mealing Morgan, Jim Brunson, Ab
i ney Brunson.
I 8th grade: May Belle Reel.
THE SMALL ACCOUNT
Many people hesitate about opening a Bank Acconnt,
because they have not much money with which to make
the start. They seem to think' a small sum is too
trivial. They overlook the fact that the greatest for
tunes in the world beean with small sums-are com
posed of single dollars-made up of single dollars.
This Bank has never put a limit upon the amount with
which you can open an account with ns. We.welcome
the small, thrifty depositor. Some day such a deposi
tor is BOUND to become a big depositor. May we
welcome yon here-never mind how small an amount
you may bring?
Always remember life holds nothing trivial-Louis Xl.
THE BANK OF TRENTON
TRENTON, S. C.
Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m.
We pay 5 per cent, on time deposits.
O. P. BRIGHT J. C. HUGHES
TELL US YOUR TROUBLES
IF ITS PILES
GET A BOX OF
CHALMER-OS PILE SALVE
Tested for Two Years. Cured Ninety-Nine Per Cent
Treated. Convincing, Reliable Testimonies on File.
First Application Brings Relief
Three Applications (in most cases) a Cure
JE?~ Send Coin, Money Order or Stamps.
BRIGHT & HUGHES
Edgefieid, S. C.
AVinter is now behind us and the glad, happy spring
time is upon us. We must now lay aside heavy win
ter garments and don those suited to the change of
season. We have anticipated the needs of our patrons
by purchasing, while in New York some weeks ago, a
beautiful stock Spring Dry Goods and Notions-every
thing new; nothing lias been brought over from last
By going to market in person we were able to buy
to the best advantage, getting the best offerings at the
lowest possible price. Goods along many lines have
advanced since ours arrived. It matters not what you
need for the spring in wash goods of ali kinds, in all
the late fabrics and newest colors- we have them Our
stock of Notions is filled with the newest novelties.
We are also showing all of the popular things in
Spring Footwear. The new lasts and leathers are on
hand for the men, women and children.
j. w. PEAK
WITH THE UTMOST CARE
Any Hour of the Day or Night
Only the Purest Drugs are Used
Your Patronage Solicited
Complete Stock of Fancy Groceries
COLLETT & MITHELL