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Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Doubtless the Allies would like to ex
change a dozen or so of their generals
for one Von Mackensen.
Gentlemen of ths general assembly,
let's make it a quart a month. That
will more than supply the necessity for
There is more talk about national
prohibition than ever before, and much
of it is coming from "higher up" than
Santa Claus will not distribute many
"Made in Germany" toys this year.
But those "Made in America" will
make the little folk just as happy.
William Jennings Bryan is already
outlining a platform for the Democrats
for 1920, woman suffrage and nation
wide prohibition being two of the lead
The owner of the empty stocking
Christmas is not alone in his or her un
happiness. The individual who is wrap
ped in selfishness has no part in filling
the stocking is even more unhappy.
You may make jest and sport of the
coming of the boll weevil if you will,
but the day is coming-not far distant,
either-when you will take it seriously.
A word to to the wise should be suffi
Farmers should be grateful to the
speculators for giving them a stable
market for cotton while the rush of
marketing season was on. It has been
a long time since cotton growers had
more favorable marketing conditions
than they have had this fall.
When the price of any commodity
becomes unreasonably high the consu
mers should resort to some substitute,
refus*' .g to pay unreasonable prices.
Through a concert of action on the
part of consumers in some of the large
cities, the price of eggs, butter and
fresh meats has been Very much
Shop Early! Shop Karly!
Make out your memorandum and be
gin your holiday shopping early. It
is better for you and better for the
merchants. By supplying your needs
early you have a large, unbroken as
sortment to select from, hence you are
benefitted. Shopping early relieves
th? congestion that usually precedes
Chrstmas. enabling the merchants to
serve the trade made easily and more
satisfactorily. Shop early! Shop early!
Countless Empty Stockings in Europe.
Santa Claus will be in Edgefield in
less than twenty days. But the sad
thought in connection with the ap
proaching Christmas is that so many
homes in Europe have been deprived
of Santa Claus by the cruel war, and
.as a result there will be countless thou
sands of empty stockings throughout
the war zone. Sure . the little folk
.on this side of the Atlantic have much
.to be thankful for. Right here parents
should call to their minds how much
?hey have as compared with the
fatherless little ones of Europe. Their
fathers are either in the trenches or in
their newly made graves, the former
condition being but little preferable to
Beautify Your Premises.
A few days at this season devoted to
^beautifying the home grounds is time
.well spent. Send to some reliable
.nursery for evergreens and flowering
.shrubbery and brighten your premises
with them. Set out shade trees where
needed. A little artistic touch here
and there will add an hundred fold to
tne appearance of the >^ome. And why
noe make of it the brightest and hap
piest place in the whole world. You
expact to pass the remainder of your
earthly sojourn in this home, if the
boil weevil and the sheriff do not drive
you away. Furthermore, you expect
to leave it for your children. Then,
why not devote a little time and ef
fort and money toward beautifying
this the dearerst spot on earth to you?
Make a beginning now-this week,
to-day. Act while a good impulse
prompts. See what a great change
can be wrought by even one day's
W(.>rk devoted to beautifying the home
The scarcity and high price of news
print paper grows more and more seri
ous. It's a difficult matter to get hold
of the money to meet the advanced
price and it is just as difficult to find
any paper for sale after getting the
Begin to Diversify.
The wise farmer will heed the warn
ing about the coming of the boll wee
vil and will begin to prepare at once.
The best authorities on the subject
advise stock raising as one of the most
effective means of meeting the new
situation with which farmers in this
section will soon be confronted. If
stock raising is to be engaged in suc
cessfully, the food must be produced
on the farm. It is out of the question
to make stock raising profitable in the
cotton belt by feeding western ground
corn, grain and hay. lt must be
grown at home.
While it is getting late, yet it is not
too late to sow wheat and oats. The
prolonged drought made it impossible
to sow a large acreage earlier. Buf.
take advantage of the favorable con
ditions now prevailing and sow a larger
acreage even than you at first planned.
This is the first step toward preparing
for the boll weevil.
A State Tapering Off.
There is a growing sentiment in
favor of revising the gallon-a-month
law so as to read a quart-a-month. -
"The Advertiser would have the
state to taper off like a man who drinks
too much-quit gradually. The trouble
abu at that kind of quitting is that it
seldom quits; it is 'only a few more
ups and downs for a while, and then the
same old gait,"
The foregoing paragraph is from a
somewhat lengthy editorial in the New
berry Observer advocating the repeal
of the gallon-a-month law, thereby
shutting liquor out altogether, instead
of reaching absolute prohibition by de
grees. The Observer and The Adver
tiser are not very far apart. As both
desire to see ABSOLUTE prohibition
with all their mind and soul and body,
about the only difference betwaen them
is a difference in the route or means of
reaching the coveted goal.
So satisfactory, in the main, has
been the means or method adopted in
the past of reaching our present state
or stage of prohibibition in South Car
olina that The Aovertiser is disposed
to praise the bridge that has brought
us safely thus far. The advance of
prohibition during the past decade has
been by degrees, a forward step being
taken when public sentiment warrant
ed, or sustained the law. Going at
one bound from the State dispensary
to State-wide prohibition would have
been as unwise as was the attempt of
the Germans to take Paris and subdue
the French at one fell swoop. The in
vading armys would have seized more
territory than it could hold, and in like
manner the going, at one step, from
the State dispensary to State-wide
prohibition would not have been a real
victory. At that time prohibition sen
timent among the masses in South Car
olina was in its swaddling clothes.
However, by line upon line, and pre
cept upon precept, public sentiment
has steadily grown, making a steady
and sure victory possible.
Liquor has baen overthrown in every
part of South Carolina as rapidly as
the people were educated and the pub
lic conscience enlightened upon this
great question. From the graft-ridden
State dispensary the people went to
the county dispensary, with the county
option provision. Under the latter
provision, county after county voted
out whiskey as rapidly as public sen
timent sustained a forward move.
Finally, a majority of the counties
tabooed the dispensary and the next
step was a State-wide law. When the
people by a majority vote of more
than 30. OOO ratified the State-wide pro
hibition referendum the fight was.not
ended, for the law had to be enforced.
Under the county dispensary system, a
citizen could purchase liquor for per
sonal use in unlimited quantities with
out the State and ship into the State
by freight or express. But when State
wide prohibition went into effect the
legislature limited the quantity to one
gallon a month. Under this provision
of the law a large quantity of whiskey
is being shipped into the State and into
Edgefield-a larger quantity than
should be permitted. The Advertiser
would like to see these shipments dis
continued altogether, if such a step be
wise at this time. A question that the
legislature will have to decide is,
Should whiskey shipments be stopped
altogether or should the quantity be
If public sentiment is ready for an
other forward step-that of stopping
whiskey shipments altogether-then
The Advertiser favors such a law. If
public sentiment will not sustain so
drastic a step, then we are for further
curtailment of the quantity, say to a
quart a month.
The Observer and The Advertiser are
not so far apart after all. Both de
sire to see ABSOLUTE prohibition.
dies of fodder. Apply at The Ad
SS THE ONLY
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witb grave and steady tread, cross
ed the threshold with his youngest
daughter, the beautiful bride, lean
ing upon his arm. As thesp ap
proached the altar they were met by
the gmora who entered from the
vestry with his two best men, Mr.
B. R. Tillman, Jr., and Mr. James
Rhea of Bristol, ;Va.
The girlish baauty of the bride
was never more striking than on
this her wedding docasion. She
was clad in a rich gown of white
duchess satin with train, embroid
ered with pearls. Her flowing veil
of tulle was caught upon ber brow
with a wreath of pearls. Her bou
quet was of lilies of the valley and
All of the bridesmaids wore pink
liberty satin, with tints or shades
varying from decided roe to the
most delicate flesh color. A unique
and altogether pleasing feature was
the shepherd's crook which each
bridesmaid carried, measuring the
full height of an individual, instead
of the conventional bouquet. Around
each staff smilax was delicately
twined and a bow of pink maliue
graced the top.
The impressive Episcopal cere
mony was used and their pledges
sealed with a ring as a token. Af
ter Heaven's benediction had been
invoked upon Mr. and Mrs. Shuler,
the bridal party emerged from the
church in the reverse ordev. Im
mediately after leaving the church
about 250 guests repaired to the
home of Senator and Mrs. Tillman,
where a reception was held. Mrs.
James D. Mathis and Mrs. Miller
Sproul greeted the guests at the
door. In a flower embanked nook
on the front piazza refreshing punch
was served to the guests through
out the evening by Miss Hazel Kill
ian and Miss Cecil Kinard.
The parlor in which the bride
and groom, encircled by their at
tendants, received the congratula
tions of their friends, was beauti
fully decorated in white and green.
Some of the flowers used here were
from the White House greenhouses,
being thoughtful tokens from Pres
ident and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson.
From the standpoint of artistic
and effective decorations, the dining
room was the piect de resist<mce of
the beautiful home, As one crossed
the threshold a scene of surpassing
loveliness greeted the eye, the color
scheme being pink and green? Pink
carnations and American Beauty
roseB from Washington was uWd in
great profusion. In the cen^C Of
the bride's table a huge basket was
filled to overflowing with . pink
roses. The pink shades of the tall
candelabra on the table reflected a
soft light about the room, The
laige wedding cake waa trimmed
with pink roses. Peals of laughter
came from the dining room as the
future of each member of the bridal
party was revealed by the cutting
of the bride's cake, The ring be
came the possession of Mr., Sauer
foff, the silver thimble graced1 the
h?.ad of Miss Louise Oberly, the
button fell to a genial bachelor,
Mr. W, Cook, and the dime swelled
the fortune of the youthful bride,
A salad course was bountifully
served, being followed by pink and
white block cream and pink cake.
As the gdests entered the dining
room Miss Addie Hughes pinned a
pink heart on each one.
In the north parlor the wedding
tokens from relatives and friends
throughout the Stale and nation
were arranged on large tables arouud
three sides of the roora. Conspicoud
among the rich assortment of silver,
hand painted china, paintings, tapes
try, and cutglass, was a large chest
of heavy silver of original design,
the gilt of the distinguished father
of the bride. Here aud there among
the collection were observed hand
some gifts from government offi
cials and other promiuent men.
Early in the evening the bride
withdrew from the scene of mirth
and merriment and donned a brown
traveling suit, with hat and other
accessories corresponding, And af
fectionate good-byes were said,
Mr. and Mrs. Shuler departed for
Augusta, leaving that city the fol
lowirifr day for New York, where
they will be the guests of Admiral
Samuel McGowan at the Biltmore
during a portion of their stay in the
metropolis. Later they will be
guests of Mr. and Mrs, Charles
Sumner Moore at Atlantic City,
N. J" Mr, B. R. Tillman, Jr,, will
entertain in honor of Mr. and Mr?.
Shuler when they reach Washing
ton. Later they will go to Port
land, Oregon, where Mr. Shuler
will establish law offices.
Great clothes are those "new
style" garments, all wool, stylish
and durable. In mixtures and solid
colors, ?17.50 to $30.00.
F G Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
FOR SALE: One Ford Touring
C?.r. Guaranteed to be in first
class shape-practically new.
G. W. Adams.
BACKACHE IS DISCOUR
But Not so Bad if You Know
How to Reach the Cause.
Nothing more discouraging than
a constant backache. Lame when
you awaken, pain? pierce yon when
you bend or lift. It's hard to work
cr to rest. Bacheadle often indi
cates bad kidneys. Edgefield peo
ple recommend Doan's Kidney Pills
Read this case:
Mrs. E. P. Jackson, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, says: ''I suffered great
ly from a weak and lame back,
which became so bac that I could
hardly get around. My sides and
hips also got sore and lame and loss
of sleep made me weak and exhaus
ted. Doan's Kidney Pills rid rae
of the attack." (Statement given
April 12, 1911.)
Over three years later, Mrs. Jack
son said: ''My back or kidneys sel"
dom trouble me now, but when they
do, Doan'H Kidney Pills always
give rae quick relief."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the *ame
that cured Mrs. Jackson. Has twice
been publicly recommended. Foster
Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
STIFF, SORE MUSCLES RELIEVED.
Cramped muscles or soreness fol
lowing a cold or case of grippe are
eased and relieved by an application
of Sloan's Liniment. Does not stain
the skin or clog the pures like mus
sy ointments or plasters and pene
trates quickly without rubbing.
Limber up your muscles after exer
cise, drive out the pains and aches
of rhumatism, neuralgia, lumbago,
strains, sprains and bruises with
Sloan's Liniment. Get a bottle to
day. At all Druggists, 25c. 3
CONSTIPATION MAKES YOU DULL.
That draggy, listless, oppressed
feeling generally results from con
stipation. The intestines are clog
ged and the blood becomes poison
ed. Relieve this condition at once
with Dr. King's New Life Pills;
this gentle, non-griping laxative
i? quickly effective. A dose at bed
time will make you feel brighter in
the morning. Get a bottle to-day
at your Druggist, 25c. 3
All persons are warned not to
hunt or tresspass on lands owned or
oontroled by me, and this means
to stay off.
1 G. T. Sweringeo,
Trenton. S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Mrs. Susie' Miller of
said County and State has made
suit to me, to grant her Letters of
Administration of the estate and
effects of Mrs. Emma H. Atkins,
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Mrs.
Emma H. Atkins, deceased, that
they be and appear before me, in
the Court of Probate, to be held at
Edgefield, C. H., S. C., in my of
fice on the I6th day of December,
1916, next, after publication there
of, at ll o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have,
why the said Administration should
not be granted.
Given under ray Hand, this 27th
dav of November, A. D. 1916.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Probate Judge E. C.
If you want to save from 10
for cash, therefore I do not have
Make my store your headqus
send them to the train or car fre
OUR NEW STORE
We want'our Edgefield friends to call to see us at
our new store, 846 Broad, when in Augusta. We
have the largest stock of
that we have ever shown. Large assortment to
select from in each departmeut.
We call especial attention to our art room, and
invite you to inspect it. It will be a pleasure to us
to show through our new store.
Wm. Schweigert & Co.
846 Broad Street Augusta, Ga.
Pure English Bloodhound
When in need of Bloodhoods 'phone me.
W. L. CLARK,
Phone 3, 302. Johnston, S. C,
We have just received our Fall and Holiday
line of Silver and Cut Glass, which embraces
all the newest things in this line to be had in
New York. We invite your inspection. Our
prices as usual are right. -
Penn & Holstein.
COOK MCKIE *
ood Shoes Cheap"
treet Augusta, Georgia
GUARANTEE EVERY PAIR
? best shoes that can be bought for the money, for ladies, men, boys and
to 20 per cent on your shoes, don't fail to visit my store. I sell strictly
? to charge you an enormous profit.
Agent for the BARRY SHOE for Men
y Parcel Post on all Mail Orders
irters when in Augusta. I will take care of all of your packages and
e of charge.
f. COOK McKIE
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