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/. L. MI MS_.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at S1.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
be postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
unless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, Jan. 3.
The express messengers are enjoy
ing the calm after the storm.
Plain old-field pine burns mighty
good when coal is SS. 50 per ton.
Florida now has a Catts for governor
but his name is not "Thomas."
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Baby carriage dealers in Edgefield
.report a good business outlook fof 1917.
"On with the war! let slaughter be
unconfined,1" say the belligerents.
The legislature will begin to lay
down new laws to us next Tuesday.
The price of rubber shoes is also
elastic and has stretched upward con
Some people have troubles thrust
upon them but auto troubles are as
One brave South Carolina boy is
worth more than all the teeming
millions in Mexico.
Don't worry over the liquor ship
ments of the past. Let's look to their
curtailment in the future.
It appears that Villa's New Year
resolution is to raise more h-1 in
Mexico than ever before. -
Gentlemen of the General Assembly,
curtail our "rights"" further. We are
getting entirely too much "licker."
As 40,000 dressmakers are on a strike
in New York, some of the women folk
may be forced to wear some of last
spring's carried-over garments.
It is said that a murder occurs in
Chicago every other day. We want to
select the off-day when we visit the
It appears that Germany will not get
out of the var as easy as she got into
it. The Allies say tiley ar? in it to a
Cotton, like the doubie-mi.'.-cd ma.:,
is unstable in all of its ways. Befoie
one can fully enjoy the -brill of an ad
vance in price, he is chilled by a de
Make at Least One Resolution.
It is well to make resolutions, when
made seriously a-:d in good faith, even
if subsequently they are disregarded.
It is worth while when one, af ?er de
liberate thought, realizes the weak
places and attempts lo strengthen
them through a determined resolve or
a supreme effort of will. The resolu
tion may be broken in some unguarded
moment but the realization that the
weak place or shortcoming exists will
cause one to be more constantly on the
alert for improvement.
The ONE resolution that The Adver
tiser would have all make, is to resolve
to KEEP SWEET throughout the en
tire year of 1917. The happiness of
many a home, even homes of affluence
and culture, are marred by the ill na
ture "of some member of the home-cir
cle. Their biting words and the sharp
corners of their nature are constantly
* pricking those with whom they hourly
meet. It is just as easy to scatter
sweet smiles, kindly words and thought
fill deeds along the way as it is to make
life miserable for those about us. Any
way, it is the "small, sweet courtesies
of life" that make living worth while.
Don'.t make many resolutions, lest
they be lightly regarded, but in the
. few you make, one should be a firm re
solve to KEEP SWEET.
Mail Order Houses.
The volume of business of mail order
houses is steadily increasir/g. They
have been astute enough to nse, in
every possible way, the parcel post to
swell the volume of their business. Ip
o?e day, just prior 'to the holidays, one
mail order house alone of Chicago turn
ed over to the po3t office of that city
16,000 sacks of mail, paying thereon
$26,000 in postage, This large sum
.was paid however by the patrons of
the house all over the country and not
by the mercantile establishment itself.
The consumer always pays the freight
in one form or another.
The secret of the success of mail or
tder houses is advertising. All of them
are large advertisers, using religious,
agricultural and other journals, sup
plementing these with catelogues and
circulars. Every dollar that is sent
away to the distant city decreases the
volume of business of some local mer
chant. However, the same means of
bringing about an increase, that of ad
vertising, is open to him just as to the
big mail order house. If the local
merchant fails to impress the consu
mers in his fiei J, or section from which
he draws his business, with the fact
that he not only sells certain lines of
merchandise but sells merchandise of
quality and at reasonable .prices, then
he has no one but himself to blame if
the out-of-town merchants gets his bu
The Advertiser has always practiced
and preached trading at, home. Every
dollar kept in the community is a ben
efit not alone to the local merchant
but to the entire community. However,
in this day of progress and enterprise,
the local merchant who, to use a com
mon expression, goes to skeo on the
.job-, will have out-of-town merchants
make large inroads into his business.
If he is lacking in the "get-up-and
get" spiri.'. he should blame no ene
'the Youngest Child Taken.
The inexpressibly sad death of
Edward Homar Blalock, the eleven
vear-old son of Rev. and Mrs. P. I*.
Blalock, was a great. 6hock to the
community. Several days before
Cbristaias Domar had an attack of
appendicitis and early last week he
was carried to a hospital in Sumter,
where he underwent an operation
Wednesday, December 27. The
disease hud so far advanced, how
ever, that the operation failed to
save hi?, [ife. He died Sunday af
ternoon about one o'clock and his
bodv was brought to Edgefield
Monday and interred in the family
square in the village cemetery. The
funeral w?s held in the Presbyte
rian chinch, being conducted by
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones?.
Domar s parents aud his sisters,
Mrs. Ludy J. Blakelv aud Mrs. W.
S. Boyd were with him at the hos
pilal and accompanied the bodv to
Edgefield. Everything possible
known to science aud skill was done
to save this young life, but for .- onie
reason, which finite vision can not
discern, God took him out oe this
world. The Divine plan in his shoit
life was completed on oa-rtb and he
ua^ taken to that upper realm, i?o
naar was widely beloved and his
death also calved profound son ow
among the children, boy? and .%i U,
of the cominnnity, and esi ?ciallv
aujoii^ his school ma tes. When dea i?
?euiovrd this bright boy ibe last
child w. .ken from the horoe-ch
cle. Being the on ly one left to them,
the devoted parents were already
leaning upon him despite his ieuder
jeasi. Borour was t?->e lh'hl, the
life, the joy of their hearts and of
the home. Tile beautiful iloial
l. i bules were silent e.. pinions of
sympathy from friends, and seores
of others share tba sorrow and min
gle tears with t' ei.'.i in this buuv oi
Edgelie?d County Teachers
The next meeting of the conni v
teachers association will take place
in the auditorium of the school
building, .Saturday Jan. 13, begin
ning promptly at eleven o'clock.
I he o.beers are trying to make this
the best meeting of the year. The
program will be entertaining aud
instinctive. It is earnestly desired
chat every teacher in the county be
present. There is no reason why
Ed&etield counlv should not stand
in the front ranks in the forward
niai ch of education. No body can
make this association a success but
the teachers themselves. It is the
duty of every teacher to attend the
meetings and to freely express them
selves upon all subjects for discus
Tue program will be as follows:
1. (a) Illiteracy in Edgefield
county: (b) Its Remedy.
(a) Statements of conditions now
existing in the county.
Leader, Miss Snow Jeffries, Edge
field High School.
(b) It's Remedy-Leader, Prof.
G. F. Long, Harmony High School.
The subject will be discussed gen
et ally hy all present. It should ar
peal strongly to every teacher in the
Address, Dr. W. S. Currell of
of theUniversity of South Carolina.
Dr. Currell is one of the finest
speakers in the South. No teacher
can afford to miss this address.
We invite all pupils of the High
Schools, and the public generally is
urged to be present.
T. J. Lyon, Pres.
. CM. M.il ijhamp, Sec.
9o. Teachers Association
FOR RENT: 5-room house on
Addison Street. Apply to J. H.
Allen at Trie Bi nk of Edgefield.
Wanted-To buy 7 pounds of
goose feathers. State price per
pound. Mrs. E. H. Crews,
Edgefield, S. C.
Off For College Again.
The college hoys and girls carne
home and spent a merry ten davs
and have resumed their studies.
Miss Marion Hailey h.is returned to
the Chicora College for Women;
Miss Ida Folk, Miss Janice Morgun
and Miss Lula On/As to Winthrop,
Miss Gladys Padgett to the G.
VV. C., Miss Helen Tillman lo Hol
lins, Miss Nell Jones to Converse,
Misses Helen Dorn, Minnie Lan
ham. Emmie and Alma DeLoach
and Miss Florence Mims to Coker.
Glover Tompkins, William and
Diomede Hollingsworth, Goode
Reel and Walter Mays have return
ed to Clemson, Carroll Rain ?lo td
and James Thompson to the citadel,
Waller Cantelou and Edgar Stroth
er to the University of South Caro
lina, Gill Dunovairt Lo Woft'o'd
Gus Tompkins to Davidson ai.fl A -
lour Tompkins kio toe law School
of the University. Rains'ord Can
telou lo Atlanta Oolle'>e of Pharma
cy. Ed^.elield is very proud of
luis splendid lot of young ladies
and young gentlemen and expects
great things of them.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUN'TY OF EDCKI/IELD.
By W.-T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, A. A. Edmunds made
suit to me, to grant him Letters of
Administration of tho Eftate and
effects of Mrs. Emily Middleton,
TlrPseAie Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Mis.
Emily Middleton, deceased, vbat
they be and appear before me, in
the Court of Probaia. to be held at
Edgefield, C. H., S. C., in my of
fice at ll o'clock on the 19th Janu
ary, 1917, next after publication
thereof, at ll o'clock in the fore
noon, ?o show cause, if anv they
?rave, why the said Adminislration
should not be giauteu.
Given under my H.nid, ibis 2nd
day of Jan uaw A. D., 1917.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Probate Judge E. C.
Jan. 3 -3t.
Almost Lost Hope In
CHARLESTON MAN DE
CLARES HE WAS UP AND
DOWN ALL NIGHT
Charlesion Railroad Man Declai'es
Tint Ai Last He Has Conquered
"Tanlac has done a great deal for
me. Since I bep;an taking it I have
gained ten pounds in weight and I
do not suffer with any of those dis
tressing nilmenis arni I am steadily
improving in health and sM'egl.h."
In these words. W. II. Lowis, a
Soulhern Railway section foreman,
of 44 Drake St., Charleston, sum
med ii!> the great relief Tanlac,
"The National Tonic,"' had given
him. Mr. Lewis' ?tatement fol
"My system was generally run
down and out of tone before I be
gan taking Tanlac. I was a sufferer
with indigestion and nervousness.
I had contended with indigestion
and stomach troubles for about
twenty-five years and it seemed
that nothing I took would take
give me permanent relief, and gen
erally 1 failed to get relief. I have
taken a great many different medi
cines and have been treated by phy
sicians, but I continued to suffer
with my stomach.
Gas formed in great quantities on
my stomach and I was troubled a
great deal with pains around my
heart. At night I was very restless,
and my sleep was broken and un
refreshing. and I was up and down
all night. Pains in my abdomen
also added to my troubles and dis
"I was subject to severe attacks
of nervousness, and when my nerves
were in that condition, any noise,
if it continued a while, would al
most drive me crazy. ^
"The Tanlac advertising had
caught my eye, and finally 1 deci
ded to take it, even if so many oth
er medicines had proved disappoint
ing to me and had done a lot to
kill my faith in medicine. But
Tanlac proved the exception to this
rule. Tanlac has done a great deal
for me. I have gained ten pounds '
in weight and I do uot suffer from
any of these distressing ailments as
I did. My appetite is good and I
digest what I eat and I do not have
those pains after eating as I once
"My nerves Were quieted by tak
ing the Tanlac, and I was also im
proved eo much that I can sleep
well now and I feel much better and
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Wishes its many patrons a prosperous and happy
new year; and, also, takes this means of thanking
them for their continuous loyalty in the past., -
We are certainly grateful of the encouragement
shown the store in the past, and it will be the policy
?f the store to'be conducted on the same lines as in
the past, and hope to hold the confidence of the
patrons in the future.
more refreshed in the morning now
than I used to. In every way I feel
a whole lot belter.
"JMy wife also took Tanlac. and
it gave ber just as satisfactory re
sults as it gave me.
I am ?lad to recommend Tanlac,
because of the results it crave ray
wife and myself. Tanlac has been
of gi eat benefit to both o'f us, and I
highly ?ecommend it."
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Snrings, II Ernest Ojiarles.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
i'lutrt Branch, J W Bracknell &
Plum Branch, R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G W Wise.
NEW YEAR'S . J
v GREETINGS I
I am deeply grateful to the people for the
splendid business accorded me in the past, and
wish one and all a Happy New Year.
I will appreciate a continuance
of your patronage
L. T. MAY
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The year just closed has been a very satisfactory
business year, and we owe much to the people who
have so generously patronized us. We take this
means of thanking them, and also solicit a contin
uance throughout the year 1917, which we hope will
be a happy one to all of our friends.
We expect to keep our stock complete in every
department in the future and solicit a share of your
business, doing at all times our best to merit your