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he postortke at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published j
oaless accompanied by the writer's
Gards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, Dec. 20.
No paper next week.
The gallon-a-month law has proven
a delusion and a snare.
The happiness that one gets out of a j
jug is a spurious brand.
The dispenser of marriage licenses
will also have a Christmas rush.
What^Premier Loyd-George says has
more weight than what King George j
What are you reading these long j
?winter evenings, the longest of the
Three more shopping days till Christ
mas and ten more tax-paying days till
Have you paid your taxes? We|
beg pardon for reminding you of an |
Down, down, down goes cotton and j
UD, up, up goes wheat. That's where
the shoe pinches.
In selecting a Christmas gift for'us,
please do not send an automobile, un
less it*s a wood-burner.
The adding of fruit cake and mince
meat to the menu means more work
for the family physician.
The war was "Made in Germany"
nd.it appears that peace will also be
Placarded in like ms.nner.
Those who framed the law should
have allowed a gallon-a-month for
every month except December.
I Here's hoping that not a drop of hu
Pman blood will be "spilled 4in Edgefield
county during the festive season.
Even a Ford, just from the cold cli
mate of Michigan, did not relish the
Io v temperature of yesterday morn
Somehow or other we'd all have
just a bit more of the Christmas spirit j
in our bones if cotton had remained at |
Death has claimed another Carolina
boy on border duty at El Paso. How |
we would like to see them back home
by New Year!
If we mistake not, Georgia levies a.
tax on every gallon or package of j
liquor shipped into the State. Such a
law is worth investigating.
Prayers are ascending for the recov
ery of Robert Gonzales, The State's
paragrapher, who lies ill with pneu
monia in the hospital at El Paso.
An exchange speaks of annual "div
idend" Well, after all, nobody ob
jects to the spelling i'ust so the divi
dend check is satisfactorily large.
Judging from the number of large
'"boxes of candy, de luxe editions, that
;have been sold in Edgefield this week,
ithe young swains do not count the high
?cost of loving.
Talk about neutral nations! Neutral
j na .ions, like neutral individuals, exist
in name only. No man with hot blood
rn his veins can refrain from "taking
sides" in thi? cruel war.
Wonder why Santa Claus has tabooed
ithe sock? It seems that the old gen
?tleman always requires a stocking as
J a receptable for his bounty. The bach
elor is thus hopelessly shut out.
Tm high cost of paper is causing
^papers to discontinue the "time hon
ked custom" of exchanging. Every
l-ithingis drifting to the cash-in-advance
] system, even to their brother pub
m. . m.
Have you noticed with what pre
cision sach nation at war has kept a
record of the death roll of the enemy
n'ltious? Germany can tell you to a
i h>w many men England has lost
; no use to urge holding cotton
The price has gotton where
? :an't afford to turn loose. How
we confidently believe that there
ne a turn ;n the lane early in
It will be a hard blow to the liquor"
interests when Uncle Sam closes the
mails to liquor literature, as was done
with the Louisiana lottery some years
ago. However, liquor is worse than a
lottery, in that it wrecks lives as well
We would like tb extend our right
arm across the Atlantic and shake the
hand of David Loyd-George. We like
the ring of his words: "Complete'
restitution, full reparation aud effec
tual guarantee." That's what should
come before peace negotiations are
seriously entered into.
As Volume 1916, according to our
way of reckoning time, is about to be
closed and the unsullied pages of 1917
to be opened, is it not apropos that a
retrospective view be taken in order
that we may profit by the mistakes of the
past? The experiences of the old year
should the better fit us for the duties
of the New.
Feed the Little Birds.
Be mindful of the birds during win
ter. They are your little feathered
friends. When the snow comes or the
ground remains frozen all day feed the
birds. Let them know that you are
their friend. Have them light on the
piazza or'gather about your chamber
ber window to feed upon bread crumbs
or hominy. Besides relieving the hun
ger of the birds, this thoughtful act of
kindness will soften and sweeten your
nature through the reflex influence.
When an opportunity presents gather
the little birds about you and make a
practical experiment or application of
what we have suggested. The kindly
deed will not be without ita reward.
Concerning Pastors' Salaries.
Is your pastor receiving the same
salary that he did 10 years ago, when
the cost of living was about half what
it is at present? Doubtless home de
mands, providing for an increased
family and the education of children,
are greater yet the minister is expected
to pay his bills promptly and "keep up
appearances"- on the same meagre
salary. Few ministers receive what
they earn, this being especially true of
country pastors. As the cost of living
advances and demands upon their in
come increase, the salary of the faith
ful, self-sacrificing minister should
likewise increase. Teeming thousands
of ministers are underpaid but who
ever heard of one being overpaid, re
ceiving more than a just and proper
return for services rendered the church
and community? In these times of fi
nancial strass and strain, when the
salaried man suffers most from high
prices, see that your pastor receives
adequate compensation to supply his
needs, and some more besides.
Beautiful Home Wedding.
Tuesday at noon Mrs. Sallie Brooks
Moseley became the bride of Mr. S.
Mouzon Smith, their marriage occurr
ing at the home of the former on Jeter
street. The wedding was a quiet, nev
ertheless beautiful, one. Rev, A. L.
Gunter, pastor of the Methodist church,
The lower floor of the home was
beautifully decorated in green and
white. In the parlor where the cere
mony was performed the decorations
were especially artistic. Smilax and
tulle were draped above the folding
doors, the tall windows and cabinet
mantel. Ferns, palms and other pot
plants added beauty to the background.
Cat flowers were also used in great
profusion in the parlor. Only the im
mediate families of the bride and the
groom were present, and after they as
sembled in the parlor Mr. Gunter en
tered. The groom entered the parlor j
with his father, Mr. Gamewell M. j
Smith, and the bride was accompanied
by her sister, Mrs. Ellie Brooks Jones,
of Columbia. '
Immediately after the ceremony all
repaired to,the dining roora, which was
likewise attractively decorated, where
a sumptuous wedding feast was served.
An elaborate menu of all the season's
delicacies was bountifully provided.
Mrs. Moseley is a daughter of the
late Capt. James Brooks and a sister
of General U. R. Brooks of Columbia.
He and Mrs. Brooks attended the mar
riage. Mr. Smith is likewise a de
scendant of an old and honored Edge
held family. He is a graduate of Wof
ford college and has been a member of
the Edgefield bar for about twenty
years, locating here soon after leaving
college. The friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Smith are delighted that they will con
tinue to reside among us.
We have just received a large as
sortment of comforts and blankets.
WINTER BRINGS COLDS TO CHIL
A child rarely goes through the
whole winter without a cold, and
every mother should have a reliable
remedy. Fever, sore throat, tight
chest and croupy coughs are sure
symptoms. A dose of Dr. Bell's
Pine Tar Honey will loosen the
phlegm, relieve the congested lungs
and stop the coagh. Its antiseptic
pine balsams beal and soothe. For
croup, whooping cough and chronic
bronchial troubles try Dr. Bell's
Pine Tar Honey. At ali Drug
gists, 25 c. 3
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is belter than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness nor
rintring in head. Remember the full name and
lock for the sicnature of E. W. GROVE. 25c.
BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME PLACE
lt Doesn't Cost Much But Adds a
Great Deal to Value of Property
Some Shade-Tree Advice.
Beautifying the home place is one
of the pleasures and duties of every
home lover. Homes that do not re
flect in some way the better natures
of their owners are not what they
shouldJ)e. Home is the place where
we spend the most important part of
our lives. Homes that are not com
forting to the tired home-maker have
lost all their charm and usefulness.
Homes should be made benutiful to
the eyes as well as comforting to the
body and nerves. If you will look
about you the homes that are the best
in appearance are homes that harbor
gentle people. Homes that are al
lowed to run to ruin are owned by
people who are careless and often
shiftless in their personal habits.
It ls not hard to beautify your home.
It does not require a lot of money or
valuable labor. "I remember seeing
a little dooryard in St. Louis once In
which a few seeds had been planted,"
says a writer in Farmers' Guide. "Pos
sibly the place was not more than ten
feet square, but there was such an
abundance of flowers and grass on
that little dooryard that it gladdened
housands of passers-by every day.
That little place was tended by a
crippled girl. And lt reflected more
than anything erse the spirit of gen
erosity and gentleness which was her
predominating characteristic. Money
alone will never make a home beauti
Many farmers plant fruit trees about
the house, but shade trees would be
better for the front yard.
A shade tree to be satisfactory must
be tall, thick and cover a large space.
Unless it is pruned high the grass will
not grow well under it The most
satisfactory fruit tree ls almost oppo
site this in general characteristics. It
must be headed low in order to have
the fruit within reach at harvest time.
If It grows tall and thick there will
be very little fruit and it will be of
poor quality. An open top or crown ia
necessary for the prpduction of good
fruit, and with this condition the
shade ls not good.
HOW TO PLACE BAY WINDOW
This Dwelling Ornament Must Be Put
Properly or lt Will Mar Looks
of Your Residence.
Bay windows may add g-eatly to
the attractiveness of a house, or they
may greatly mar it They should be
judiciously used and carefully propor
An attractively detailed bay be
comes an important feature In the ex
terior design ; therefore the interior as
pect should not be the sole considera
Too often are otherwise well
designed houses marred by bays so
placed as to have a detached appear
ance. A bay, to be right must seem
to have grown to the side of the house.
Single-story* bays are more easily
handled than are those of two stories,
and may be either square or three
sided. If extending to the sill line
only, they require no foundation, which
is quite an item in the expense, and
for small houses they are extremely
The' two-story bay requires skillful
handling; otherwise it becomes an ap
pendage most inharmonious. It should
correspond to the exterior finish of the
houses. A successful treatment for
bays of this description is to extend
the main roof out over the bay.
A clever architect can often accom
plish a pleasing interior treatment by
grouping windows nt the corner of a
room, thus giving to the room the ef
fect of a bay, yet interfering In no way
with the exterior design. /
Are You a Croaker?
/A croaker sat oh the grumbler's
bench and croaked that the town was
dead and ne'er did once he lift his
hand to push his town ahead. He
cursed md swore with all his might
such a town he ne'er did see-the
times were dull, the stores were bum,
as bum as bum could be. And so he
sat from early morn, each bright and
happy day, and croaked and croaked
wi'.h all his might till the summer
passed away. And then one night
while the wind blew cold, when the
winter time had come, he croaked his
last and closed his eyes upon his earth
ly home. But when he reached the
other shore-the city bright and fair,
it was no good, 'twas dull and dead, he
ne'er would enter there! And since
there was no other place, to the croak
er's fate he went unmourned by man,
unwept, unsung-none cared a bloom
Fire Hydrants Protected.
An ordinance passed by the authori
ties of San Bernardino, Cal., specifies
that no vehicle shall be allowed to
stand within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
Tha? innocent persons may not dlsre
gard the restriction unwittingly, the
fire chief has had both the hydrant
and the adjoining curb painted red.
On this red strip indicating the forbid
den area appear the words, "Keel
Away" in large white letters.
vVhsnever You Meed Q General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains thc
well known tor::c pruperticsof QUININE
and IRON, lt acts ^n the Liver. Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blond and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
The* Pills That So Cure.
Something appropriate foi his
Xmah gift; A ''JSu btv le" suit in
nobby mixture and solid navies,
,$17.50 to. $30.00.? F. G. Mertin's.
See our line of ladie's and chil
dren's handkerchiefs, in holiday
Don't worry. Write us for a
Rainproof <'oat for his Xmas gift,
t?ia value* we are showing now at
$5.50 to ili/i F. G- Mertin, Au
We have about 35 iadien trimmed
hats. Prices from $7.50 to $10.00.
We are offering any of them at less
than half price.
FOR SALE: One Ford Touring
Car. Guaranteed lo be in first
class shape-practically new.
G. W. Adams.
Why, it's easy to select bis Xmas
gif?.. A smart Overcoat will please
him-?10 to $30. F. G. Mertin,
Give him a pair of dressed or un
dressed kid gloves. All sizes, $1.50,
$1.75, $2.00. F. G. Mertin, Au
A life time remembrance, a leath
er Suit Case or Hand Bag for him
or her, $3.50 to $15. Write F. G.
Mertin, Augusta, Ga.
Write us today for one of those
newest "Super Six" 1917 Hat? in
felt new shades, pearl, tan, greyish,
navy, etc at $5.00. F. G. Mertin,
A good all wool Sweater will
please him. Write us today. In
navy, grey, red, tan and tax mixed.
$1 to $7.00. F. G. Mertin, Augus
WANTED.-Five hundred bun
dles of fodder. Apply at The Ad
Ladies aud Misses Coat Suits
We are offering any coat suit in thc
house from now until Christmas at
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
' State of South Carolina,
County of EdgeSeld,
Court of Common Pleas.
Mrs. F. E. Dibble-Plaintiff-vs.
R. J. Harley and L. Reams
Pursuant to a decree in the above
entitled cause, I shall, offer for sale
at public outcry to the highest bid
der before the Court House, Town
of Edgefield, County and State
aforesaid, on Salesday in January,
1917, the same being the first day
of said month, between the legal
hours of sale the followind describ
ed realty, to wit:
All that piece, parcel or tract of
land, situate, lying and being in
the County and State aforesaid, All
that certain piece, parcel or planta
tion of land situate lying and being
in the State of .South Carolina,
County of Edgefield (now County
of McCormick) containing Seventy
Eight (78) acies, more or less, and
hounded by lands of W. O. Stur
key, James White, D. P. Self and
C. A. Miller, being a part of the
Dr. J. H. Jennings lands.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash,
balance on a credit of one year, with
interest from date of said sale, or all
cash at purchaser's option; the cred
it portion, if any, to be secured by
the bond of the purchaser and mort
gage of the premises. Said bond
and mortgage to provide for inter
est from date, and ten per cent, at
torney's fees, in case same shall be
placed in hands of an attorney for
If purchaser at said sale 6hall
fail to comply with the terras there
of, within one hour from the time
of said sale, said premises, upon
direction of plaintiff, or his attor
ney, will be resold on said day al
the risk of the former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. H. CANTELO U.
Master E. C. S. C.*
Dec. 4, 1916.
COLLETT & MITCHELL
You can get a present for
every member of the family at
In addition to toys, fancy ar
ticles and fireworks, we have
candy, fruits and nuts of all
. Send Us Your Orders
BARRETT & COMPANY
Augusta - - - - - Georgia
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Augusta's Leading Jewelry
We want our Edgefield friends to come in to see us
at our new store, 980 Broad Street, We have in
creased our stock, and are better prepared in every way
to serve thenf. We are showing the largest assortment
of Jewelry, Silverware, Cut Glass, Clocks, Watches
and Novelties that we have ever shown.
VVe desire to call especial attention to our repair de
partment, which has ?een improved 4n every way.
We now have new and improved machinery, and can
do the most difficult and most delicate repairing here
in our store. Send us your watches by express and we
will return them promptly repaired in the very best
Call Upon Us at Oar New Store
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad Street Augusta, Georgia
Let your Christmas giving this year
be alono; practical lines., selecting
things that are serviceable as well as
A selection for father, brother or
gentlemen friends is easy at our store.
Come in and see our attractive line
of Neckwear, Gloves, Handkerchiefs,
Our stock o? Clothing, ?Shoes, Hats,
Overcoats, Kaincoats, Suit Cases, Hand
Bags, Etc., present a number of things
' that will please the men. It will be a
pleasure to show you what we have for
DORN and MIMS.