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/. L. MI MS,.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
he postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
anless 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 ?snot "Thomas."
Baby carnage dealers in Edgefield
-report a good business outlook fof 1917.
"On with the war! let slaughter be
unconfined,"' say the belligerents.
The legislature will begin to lay
down new laws to us next Tuesday.
The price of rubber shoes is also
elasti: 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 Nsw 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 olf-day when we visit the
It appears that Germany will not gel
out of the war as easy as she got in ?o
it. The Allies say they ar? in it to a
Cotton, iii: the doubie-nii.x-cd ma.:,
is unstable in all of us ways. Before
one can fully enjoy the h.ill of an ad
vance in price, he is chided by a de
Make at Least One Resolution.
It is well to make resolutions, when
made seriously at:d in good fai! Ii, even
if subsequently they are disregarded.
It is worth while when one, af.er de
liberate thought, realizes the weak
places and attempts to 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 bj' 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
ful 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 use, in
every possible way, the parcel post to
sweli the volume of their business. In
o?e day, just prior -to the holidays, one
mail order house alone of Chicago turn
ed over to the post office of that city
16,000 sacks of mail, paying thereon
$26,000 in postage, This large sum
was pa'd however by the patrons of
the house all over the country and not
hythe mercantile establishment itself.
The consumer always pays the freight
in one form or another.
The secret of the success of mail or-1
.?der houses is advertising. All of them
sre 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 mar
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
merchan', fails to ii 'ess the consu
mers in his field, 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 siten on the
lob, will have out-of-town merchants
make large inroads into his business.
If he is lacking in the "get-up-and
get" spirit, he should blame no ene
"the Youngest Child Taken.
The inexpressibly sad death of
Edward Homar Blalock, the eleven
year-old son of Rev. and Mrs. P. P.
Blalock, was a great shock to the
community. Several days before
Christmas Domar hadan attack-ol'
appendicitis and early last week he
wa? carried to a hospital in Sumter,
where he underwent an operation
Wednesday, December 27. The
disease had so far advanced, how
ever, that the operation failed to
save hi>. life. He died Sunday af
ternoon about one o'clock and his
bodv was brought to Edgeh'eld
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 Jonets.
Domar s parents and his sisters,
Mis. Ludy J. Blakelv and Mrs. W.
S. Boyd were with him at the hos
pita! and accompanied the bodv to ?
Edgetield. Everything possible
cnown to science ai:d skill was done
.o save this young Hie, but for - orne
reason, which finite vision can not
liscern, God took him out of this
ivoild. The Divine plan in his *boit
i fe was completed on earth and he
.va-i taken to that upper realm. J>o
nar was widelv beloved and his
leath also cau?fd profound son ow
iiiiong the children, boy? and ;,i ls,
jf the com m nu? ly, and es- ?ciallv
iujoii^ his schoolmate**. When dc?'. I?
emovrd thia bright boy Lbe last
mild w. ' .ken from the home-cii
dc. Being iheonly one ?cfc lo them,
he devoted, parents were already
eaning upon him despite his leader
icaiv Boniar was loe light, the i
i fe, the joy of their hearts and of
.he home. The beautiful floral
..ioules were silent e..p-iwions of
lynipathy from friends, and scores
if others share ibe sorrow and min
dle teai>. with U?eiu in thia hour ol
Edgelielcl County Teachers
The next meeting of the connia
eachers association will take place
in the auditorium of the school
building, Saturday Jan. 13, begin
ning promptly at eleven o'clock.
1 he o.licers are trying to make this
the best meeting of the year. The
program will be entertaining and,
instinctive. It is earnestly desired
I hat eveiy teacher in the county be
p ?sent. There is no reason why
Edgetield countv should not stand
in the front ranks in the forward
mai cb 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
The program will be as follows:
1. (a) Illiteracy in Edgetield
county: (b) Its Remedy.
(a) Statements of conditions now
existing in the county.
Leader, Miss Snow Jeffries, Edge
held High School.
(b) It's Remedy-Leader, Prof.
G. F. Long, Harmony High School.
The subject will be discussed gen
erally by all present. It should ar
jieal 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, aud the public generally is
urged to be present.
T. J. Lyon, Pres.
i C. M. Mol Lhamp, Sec.
.Do. Teachers Association
FOR REN T: 5-room house on
Addison Street. Apply to J. H.
Allen at TRe Bi uk of Edgetield.
Wanted-To buy 7 pounds of
goose feathers. State price per
pouftd. Mrs. E. H. Crews,
Edgefield, S. C.
Off For College Again.
The college hoys and girls cam*'
home and spent a merty ten davs
and have resumed their studies.
Miss Marion Bailey h,is returned to
the Chicora College for Women,
Miss Ida Folk, Miss Janice Morgan
and Miss Lula Oazts lo Winthrop,
Miss Gladys Padgett to the G.
W. C., Miss ILdcn Tillman to Hoi
lins, Miss Nell Jones to Converse,
Misses Helen Dorn, Minnie Lat:
ham. Emmie and Alma DeLoach
and Miss Florence Mims lo Coker.
Clover Tompkins, William and
Diomede Hollinasworth, Goode
Reel and Walter Mays have velu? ti
ed to Clemson, Carroll Rainsfoid
and James Thompson to the ci la i el,
Waller Camelon and Edgar Si) oth
er to the University of South Cata
lina, Gill Dun ovan t LO Woffo>d
Gus Tompkins lo Davidson ai.ft A -
thur Tompkins kio toe law School
of vhe University, Rainsford Can
telou lo Atlanta College of Pharma
cy. Ed gen* eld is very proud of
this splendid lot of young ladies
and young gentlemen and expects
great luin^s of them.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, A. A. Edmunds made
snit to me, to grant him Letters of
Administration of tho Estate and
effects of Mrs. Emily Middleton,
These Aie Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Mis.
Emily Middleton, deceased, t.bat
they be and appear before me, in
the Court of Probate, to be held at
Edge?eld, C. H., S. C., in my of
iice at ll o'clock on the l'Jth Janu
ary, 1917, nest after publication
theieof, at ll o:clock in the fore
noon, io show cause, if anv they
have, why the said Adminisl ration
should not oe granted.
Given under my Hand, this 2nd
day of Januarv A. D., 1017.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Probate Jud^e E. C.
Jan. 3 -3t.
Almost Lost Hope In
CHARLESTON MAN DE
CLARES HE WAS UP AND
DOWN ALL NIGHT
Cha rles! on Railroad Man Dcclai'es
That At Last He Has Conquered
"Tanlac has done a great deal for
me. Since I be au taking it I have
gained ten pounds in weight and I
do not suffer with any of those dis
tressing ailments and I am steadily
improving in health and s'reglh."
In these words. W. II. Lowis, a
Southern Railway sealion foreman,
of 44 Drake St., Charleston, sum
med up the great relief Tanlac,
"The National Tonic,"' had given
him. Mr. Lewis' ttatement fol
"My system was generally run
down and ont 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
I we n ty-ti ve 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
mv 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 Tnnlac 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 goo? 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 so much that I can sleep
well now and I feel much better and
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.
W. H. TURNER ESTATE
more refreshed in the morning now
than I used to. In every way I feel
a whole lot belter.
"My wife also took Tanlac, and
it gave her just as satisfactory re
sults as it gave me.
I am glad to recommend Tanlac,
because of the resal?s it crave ray
wife and myself. Tanbie has been
of gi eat benefit to both o'f us, and I
highly ?ecommend it."
Tanbie, the Master Medicine, is
EDGEFJ ELD Cor/xTY.
Edgefield, Penn cfc Holstein.
Cold Surings, II Ernest Qnaries.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson <fe Com
Plum Dranch, J VV Braekuell &
Plum branch, RFD No 2, E P
Winn cfc Bro.
Trenton, (4 W Wise.
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
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