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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, Jan. 24.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
After this prolonged wet season
not many wells in this vicinity can
be used for powder magazines. I
District Attorney J. Wm. Thur
mond spent Friday and Saturday in
Greenville on business of the gov
Rev. Jas. W. Kilgo, D. D., pre
siding elder of the Columbia Dis
trict, will preach in the Methodist
church, Sunday at 11:30 a. m.
Married, Thursday afternoon,
January ll, at two o'clock, by Rev.
P. P. Blalock, at his home. Mr.
Joseph Earle Ouzts and Miss Viola
Mr. James Hart has resigned his
position with Collett cfc Mitchell to
accept a position with the American
Tobacco Company as traveling
. Mr. Hugh Warren, who has been
making his home in Augusta for
some time,' spent several days here
last week with his mother, Mrs.
The splendid afternoon paper,
The Columbia Record, is offering a
cut price for a short time. It's a
good opportunity to get a good af
ternoon paper mighty cheip.
Mr. O. B. Anderson has sold his
home on Addison street to Mr. W.
W. Fuller and will build on a lot
which he owns near the home of
Mr. George F. Miras.
Mr. J Perry Waddell advertises
this week that he will hold another
auction sale of horses, mares and
mules at Idgefield the first Monday
Unless Mrs. Corley and Mrs. May
soon return. Dr. Corley and Luke
May will form a grass-widowers'
club. These days of loweriug clouds
a?*e especially dark and dreary to
Mr. A. C. Hart, who has been mak
ing his borne in McColl for several
years, is here spending some time
with relatives. He has been very
cordial ly greeted by his Edgelield
/ ^ Now that the rains have stopped
practically all farm worjp, it is the
best time for farmers to make their
arrangements for the year, Call on
us now and make your loans. The
Bank of Edgefield is prepared to
accommodate you at once.-Adv.
Generally speaking, this is an off
season for everybody, but those who
are having a period of absolute rest
are the public cotton weigher and
the dispenser of marriage licenses.
Both of them report nothing doing.
Read in this issue what Judge
Joseph T. Johnson of the federa!
court of the western district of
Sooth Carolina says in his appeal to
the Spartanburg delegation argiug
, them to enact an absolute prohibi
Mr. J. M. Ouzts ' who has been
employed in the cotton mil! here for
nearly 10 yiars, with the exception
of a year or two spent on the farm,
has accepted a position with the
mill at Winnsboro and has moved
his family to that town.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Mellichamp
united with the Baptist church Sun
day by letters from Gilgal church and
Miss Edith Bruce, thc tiained nurse
employed by the Addison Mills,
united by letter from the First Bap
tist church of Columbia. ??
Mr. Levi Holmes is now serving
the Lynch drug store as pharmacist.
He is a young man of sterling qual
ities who "*-as reared in tho Red
Red Hill community. Ile gradua
ted from the Atlanta College of
Pharmacy last September and is
The fertilizer season for 1917
seems to have formally opened. In
spite of the mud, a number of far
mers are hauling guano. If they
do not overload tlu;ir stock while
the roads are bad, it is well to get
the fertilizers under the shed while
practically nothing can be doue ou
When the county auditor visits
your community to receive tax re
turns call on him and make your
returns. It greatly facilitates his
work for taxpayers to make prompt
returns. Surely you will not ne
glect to make returns after he trav
els the muddy roads to get in easy
reach of you.
Mr. T. A. Hightower, the capa
ble and popular superintendent of
the Addison Mills, spent the week
end in * Spartanburg, his former
home. He returned to Edgefield
Monday morning, being accompa
nied by Mrs. T. C. Greene, Mrs.
Hightower's mother, who will spend
several months in Edgefield.
Instead of going on tho legisla
tive junket to Rock Hill Friday, as
guests of Winthrop college, Sena
tor B. E. Nicholson and Represen
tative N. G. Evans acted the part
of wisdom and came home, remain
ing until Monday. The Adverti
ser has never been in favor of these
side trips by the legislature.
A representative of the post-office
department came to Edgefield sev
eral days ago to arrange for the re
moval of the post-office from the
building which il now occupies.
There are two buildings under con
sideration, the vacant store under
the opera house and the store on
the coiner next door to B. B. Jones'
The law has been so changed
that it is not optional with the in
dividual whether the commutation
tax of two dollars be paid or work
six days in lien thereof. The law
now requires all persons liable to
road duty to pay two dollars com
mutation tax. The time for the
payment of this tax will expire
March 15. Better pay the two dol
lars by that date.
Are you among those who do not
believe the boll weevil will eorrfte to
Edgefield? Well, if you are you
will yet regret that you failed to
prepare. Better begin to diversify
this year. You will profit by the
change, even if Jjjthe weevil does not
reach this section for five years.
Those who have made a etudy of
the weevil and its habits say it will
reach Edgefield inside of three
Officials Visit Mill.
The Addison Mills were visited
last week by several of the officials
higher up, among\these '"being Mr.
Henry C. Everett, Jr., of Boston,
treasurer, Mr. A. R. Dickinson of
Atlanta, general manager, and Mr.
H. Newton Marshall of Boston,
general contractor. Mr. Marshall
came diwn to inspect the many im
provements that a/e being made
upon the property.
Beginning with Monday the Ad
dison Mills made an increase in the
pay of their operatives, which will
help very materially in meeting the
increased cost of living.
Annual Clearance Sale.
In its half-page advertisement
this week the Corner Store announ
ces that the annual clearance sale
will begin Saturday, January 27,
and for the next 15 days great bar
gains will be offered in many line
in order to close out all heavy stock
to make room for a large sprint:
stock. The advertisement does not
contain rash and extravagant state
ments but is worded in a business
like way. Every word of it in
spires confidence and the store
stands squarely behind every state
ment made. Read the advertise
ment and seize some of the bargains
that will be ottered.
"Mr. Drew and His Troubles."
The yo.ing men who staged ''Mr.
Drew and His Troubles" made
(piite a success .of their entertain
ment on- Monday evening. The
weather was very inclement, ami
yet in spite of the rain $31.(JU was
taken in as door receipts.
' The first attraction was a one-act
moving picture comedy.
Miss Ruth Tompkins, in a beauti
ful and becoming colonial costume,
sang ''Carry Me Batik to Ole Vir
ginny," just preceding the first act
of the play.
Stephen Scurry as Mr. Drew and
Bunyan Duncan as Sugar Foot elic
ited much merriment and applause;
Irvine Padgett made a typical Irish
man in his make-up and acting;
Harrison Parks and Hamp Smith
made beautiful young ladies in a
restaurant, but Harrison said after
wards he wouldn't be a girl for a
million dollars; Amos Moore, thc
messenger boy, brought in tele
grams as if he were accustomed to it
Miss Hortensia Woodson, in
"Miss Columbia" costume, sang
that beautiful new patriotic song,
''America, I Love You."
The closing scene in the play was
a toast given in grape juice, and a
song by the boys, which may have
been something like this: '
"Goxl bye corn licker,
Farewell rock and rye.
It'll be a long, long way
Across the ocean .
When America goes dry."
The expenses being heavy and
the night so inclement, the ladies
did not accept any of the proceeds
for benevolence, so that the boys
could keep a little amount to begin
Now that the rains have 6toppe?
practically all farra work, it is the
best time for farmers to make their
arran ere ment" for the year. Call
pn us now and make your loans.
The Bank of Edgetield is prepared
to accommodate you at once.-Adv.
Unless Subscription is Paid Pa
per Will be Stopped.
Recently a numher of names have
been dropped from our subscription
list and unless others who are in
arrear? pay up soou their names
will he dropped also. The expense
of publishing a paper now is enor
mous and we can not afford to.mail
The Advertiser to persons who fail
to pay. Look at the ?abel on your
paper-turn to it on tlie front page
at this moment-?".nd see if you are
in arrears. If so send ns a check
or money order at once. Of the
several hundred who owe for their
paper, there are not more than a
dozen who can not send the money
at once. A few may not have the
cash, but most of the delinquents
have it. Do not delay longer, if
you want The Advertiser. We pre
fer not to drop a single name, but
the high cost of publication and
your failure to pay will force ns to
strike your name off. Send in the
amount you are due at once io or
der to keep your name on the list.
A Deserved Promotion.
Mrs. Allen T. Samuel and little
Allen will leave tomorrow for Rich
mond to join Mr. Samuel who has
recently been promoted to the posi
tion of division manager of sales
men oi the American Tobacco Com
pany, having supervision of several
states, with Richmond as bis head
quarters. The Advertiser congrat
ulates Mr. Samuel upon his promo
tion. He has steadily risen from
the time he entered the employment
of this great company.
An Honored Visitor.
Col. R. B. Watson of Ridge
Spring spent Sunday in Edgeheld
as the guest of bis niece, Mrs. J. P.
Ouzts. He attended Sunday school
at the Baptist church, accepting an
invitation to make an informal talk
to the school. Col. Watson stated
that there is not a person residing
in Eduefield now who lived here at
the time he attended school in
Edgeiield in 1850. He paid a beau
ful tribute to two noble Christian
women, Mrs. Griffin and Mrs.
Youngblood, who deeply impressed
him by their good works while he
was here at school. Col. Watson
told the members of the Sunday
school that tnere is but one way to
be happy and that is to love God
and* love people. Notwithstanding
the fact that he is now in his 81st
year, he rode his faithful saddle
horse to Edgefield, a distance of 16
miles. In fact, Col. Watson occa
sionally rides 50 miles a day horse
Card From Mr. W. E. Lott.
Mr. Editor: Since some feeling
seems to be existing about the petitions
being circulated for the election of
trustees in this school district, we
wish to say that there are quite a num
ber of people in this district who be
lieve that the trustees of our school,
in fact more than the petition shows.
Any argument that holds for the elec
tion of any officer, from U. S. Senator
to magistrate, will hold for the elec
tion of school trustees, and any argu
ment that can be brought against the
election of school trustees can be
brought against the election of U. S.
Senator. It is merely an extension of
democratic principles. The people
have just as much right to say who
shall be trustees as who shall make the
laws or who shall execute them. Those
who pay the taxes to support a school
ought to have a voice in its manage
ment. It is but just.
Hon. John E. Swearingen, Supt. of
Education of South Carolina, in a re
cent letter said, that there were a
great many school districts in South
Carolina now electing trustees, that it
was growing in favor, and that it was
his personal opinion that they ought to
be elected ? nid serve for three years.
One trustee's term should expire
Since lids question has been placed
in its present situation no action is ex
pected, but it is not settled and will
not be settled until it is settled right,
not according to my views of right,
nor any other one man's views of right,
but by an enlighted public sentiment.
We are not contending against per
sonalities, we are contending fd?
I thank you for your courteous per
mission of space.
W. E. Lott.
Wboaever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic propertiesof QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood aud
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
Negroes Who Went North From
Moses Holloway, colored, return
ed yesterday from a trip of investi
gation into conditionH at Philadel
phia, Camden, N. J., and Wilming
ton, Del., where so many negroes
from this section have gone during
recent months. He went aa the
special representative of Springfield
and Pleasant Lane Baptist churches,
in the lower parn of Greenwood
county, the congregations of which
paid his expenses. He left Green
wood early in December and has
spent the entire time in the North
except when he was travel ino,.
"My advice to the colored people
of Greenwood county and of South
Carolina is to stay at home and
work," is Holloway's report in a
nutshell. 1 The negroes who do
their part receive better treatment
at the hands of the white people
here than they can hope to receive
in the North, and I have come to
this conclusion after making a
thorough investigation into condi
tions up there."
Holloway went to Philadelphia
first. He played to some extent the
role of a detective, having told sev
eral it.fluential negroes with whom
he soon became acquainted that he
might want work. He says he was
taken to one of the large steel
plants and underwent a thorough
physical examination, which is
required of all applicants for posi
"I had no trouble in passing," he
added, J"but I wouldn't have had
the job they gave me at any price.
I was supposed to shovel snow and
ice off tho railroad tracks run
ning into the large steel yards.
,With snow falling nearly every
other day and ice all tho time,
iL was a big task fora man who
had been raised in this part of the
Holloway was very much im
pressed with the danger to human
life in the steel plants, especially to
'green" hands. Over the entrance
to one of the large departments he
says he found this B?gn: "Make
your peace with your God!" And
he discovered that the warning was
not without meaning, for many col
ored people, who have had expe
rience only on the farms of this sec
tion, have lost their lives trying to
do the new work. "I did notfind that
very many were sick," he said, "but
it certainly is a fact that large num
bers of them have been killed in tho
IIABD TO GET JONS.
Not every colored person who
goes North finds a job easily, Hol
way said. ''Unless a negro has
considerable surplus money," he sta
ted, "he is likely to stay in the
large city several days before find
ing work, and then he may not get
anything to do. Tile employment
bureaus have certain days to hire
white and certain days to hire
colored labor, and there is always
a long line of men applying for
"I paw many who apparently had
nothing to do, and some of them
were out of money and behind on
board," he said.
Conditions in Camden, N. J.,
and Wilmington, Del., are worse
than in Philadelphia, in the opin
ion of Moses. ' I found tho labor
was given even rougher treatment
in these two cities" he said.
SENT BY CHURCHES.
Realizing that many negroes of
the county had become excited to
the point of giving away their be
longings in order to go North, Kev.
W. M. Peterson, pastor,' and th*
congregation of the Springfield
church decided last month to send
Holloway North to get first-hand
information there and to report it to
the church upon his return. He
will make an address next Sunday
and no doubt the negroes of the
lower part of Greeuwood county
will hear him with interest.
'.'Stay at home and work," is Hol
loway's advice to his people in this
Holloway is a responsible colored
man and owns his own place in Mc
Cormick county, just over the
Greenwood line.-Greenwood Jour
LINGERING COUGHS ARE DANGER
Get rid of that tickling cough
that keeps you awake at night and
drains your vitality and energy. Dr
King's New Discovery isa pleasant
balsam remedy, antiseptic, laxative
and promptly effective. It soothes
the irritated menbrane and kills the
cold germs; your cough is soon re
lieved. Delay is dangerous-get
Dr. King's New Discovery at once.
For nearly fifty years it has been
the favorite remedy for grippe,
croup, coughs and colds. Get a
bottle to day at your Druggist,
THERE CAN EK NO DOUBT ABOUT
THE RESULTS IN EDGEFIELD.
Resulta tell the tale,
All doubt is removed,
The testimony of an Edgefield cit
Can be easily investigated,
What better proof can be had?
T. J. Paul, prop, of garage, Je
ter St., Edgefield. says: "Kidney
trouble in my case was broughton
by being on my feet continually. I
had a dull pain in my back I tired
easily. When I was on my teat for
any length of time, my back got
sore and stiff. My reft was broken
at night, as the kidney secretions
were too frequent in passage, 'caus
ing me to get apanumbei of times.
Three boxes of Doan's Kidney
Pills, procured at Penn & Holstein's
Drug Store, cured the backache and
other symptoms of kidney troubles.
Price 5c at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that Mr. Paul has twice publicly
recommended. Foster-Milburn Co.
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
WINTER BRINGS COLDS TO CHIL
A child rarely goes through th?
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 cough. Its antiseptic
pine balsams heal and soothe. For
croup, whooping cough and chronic
bronchial troubles try Dr. Hell's
Pine Tar Honey. At all Drug
gists, 25c. 3
Notice of Change of
* We desire to give notice that we
have purchased the fruit store' and
restaurant next door to the pn*t
oltiiee from Mr. James Yelix and
will continue at the same stand.
We will make improvements in the
restaurant that will eaable us to
serve the public better.
VVe solicit your patronage.
, Nick Palimerus.
FIRST PRIZE AWARDS
is the prize-winning record achieved by one
South Carolina boy, who used Planters Soluble
Guano-one of our Four Big Crop Producers
that have been made and sold for years and
You can do as well if you want bigger, bet
ter crops of corri, cotton, truck. Enrich your
soil and make it more productive with these
reliable, time-tested fertilizers.
Don't accept substitutes-there's nothing "just
as good"-see that ouf Giant Lizard Trade
Mark is on every bag. It's your certainty of
For advice, information and prices, consult'our nearest agent ?
write us direct.
Monday, March 5th, 1917
Tickets will be sold March 1, 2, 3. 4, with final re
turn limit March 10, unless extended to April 10 by
deposit of ticket at Washington prior to March 10,
and paynent of $1.00.
Convenient Schedules in both Directions.
THROUGH STEEL ELECTRIC LIGHTED
TRAIN-' 'AUGUSTA SPEC I AL. ' '
PULLMAN SLEEPING CARS, COACHES
DINING CAR SERVICE.
For details, apply nearest Ticket Agent, or
Fred R. McMillin,
District Passenger Agent,
228 Eighth St,
Through the attractive and historic Piedmont sec
tions of the Carolinas and Virginia.