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The C?rner Sto
For Two Weeks Only, January 27th to February 10th
All shoes in the house at ONE-THIRD OFF. This is of vital importance
to our customers because of the high price of leather. Better come early
and get your size, if we have it, as the stock is broken.
And don't forget that many other items, including Ribbons, Dress Goods,
Embroideries, Middy Blouses and Shirt Waists, will go in this sale at a big
reduction, considering the high cost of goods at the present time.
Now is your opportunity to save that dollar that you have been trying to
save by waiting for this sale. Act at once while we have what you want.
Please remember that this is strictly a clearance sale to make room for
our new spring goods, and the prices are for cash.
The . Corner. Store
Edgefield, South Carolina
Judge Johnson in Favor of Pro
"In my judgment, the most im
portant and most far reaching and
beneficial thing that the present gen
eral assembly eau do for the people
of South Carolina is to give them
absolute prohibition," says Joseph
T. Johnson, judge of the federal
court for the western district of
"South Carolina, in communications
forwarded to the senator and mem
bers of the house of representatives
from S partan burg count}'.
"The recent decision of the su
preme court of the United States
makes this possible," continued
- Judge Johnson. "In 1913 congress
passed over the veto of President
Taft the Webb-Kenyon law. That
law has just been upheld by the su
preme court and it is in your power
to put whatever restrictions you see
fit on the importation of liquor, or
better still, to prohibit its importa
Continuing Judge Johnson sub
mitted the followina suggestion to
the local members of the assembly:
*kThe gallon a month law had its
origin in two things. First, doubt
about the power of the state to ab
solutely prohibit the importation of
liquor, and second, the yielding to
the jevil appetites of the liquor
drinkers. Anybody who has seen
the great crowds, especially negro
women, around the express offices
must know that the gallon a month
lawjserves no good end. Let us be
. rid of it." * 1
As a sistsr piece of legislation
Judae Johnson suggests an act for
bidding liquor advertisements in the
state. He shows that the Bankhead
bill, prohibiting the use of the mails
to liquor advertising or to letters
soliciting ordsrs for liquor in terri
tory in which such soliciting and
advertising is prohibited try state
law, has already passed the senate
and anticipate? that it will pass the
house before March 4.
Judge Johnson represented the
Fourth South Carolina district in
the national house of representatives
for many years, where his attitude
at all times was distinctly in favor
of adopting legislation which would
correct the evils of the liquor traffic.
JUDGE JOHNSON'S LETTER.
His letter to the senator and mem
bers of th? Spartanburg county del
egation to the general assembly will
be read with interest by thousands
of Spartanburg oonnty people who
are turning their attention toward
prohibition legislation winch will
shortly come before the general as
sembly. It is as follows:
The Senator and Members of the
House of Representatives From
Spartanburg Countv, Columbia,
Gt-ntlemen: In aspiritof friend
ly co-operation I wish to submit for
your consideration certain sugges
tions. ?In my judgment, the most
important and most far-reaching
and beneficial thiner that the present
general assembly can do for the peo
ple of South Carolina is to give
them absolute prohibition. The re
cent decision of the supreme court
of the United States mikes that
possible. Hitherto, the great ob
stacle in the way of prohibition has
been the inter-state clause in the
constitution of the United States.
No matter how drastic a law a state
might enact, there was nothing to
prevent persons within the state
from ordering liquor from beyond
the state and in this way a dry
state could bo flooded with liquor
from beyond the state. In 1913
congress passed over the veto of
President Taft the Webb-Kenyon
law. That 'aw has just been upheld
by the supreme court and it is in
your power to put whatever restric
tions you soe fit on the importations
of liquor, or better still, to prohibit
its importation absolutely.
The gallon a month law had its
origin in two things: First, doubt
about the power of the state to ab
solutely prohibit the importation of
liquor^ and second, the yielding to
the evil appetites of the liquor drink
ers. Anybody who has seen the great
crowds, especially negro women,
around the express offices, must
know thfct the gallon a month law
serves no good end. Let us be rid
The people of this state in the
democratic primary of 1892 voted
for prohibition by a large majority.
The legislature disregarded the man
date of the people and instead of
giving them prohibition gave them
the 6tate dispensary, whose unsavo
ry history you are familiar with.
In 1)06 the issue in the campaign
was whether the old state dispensa
ry should be reformed or abolished.
Our present governor was a candi
date OD a platform for the reform
ing of the state dispensary. Martin
F. Ansel ran upona platform in fi
vor of abolishing the state diaper
sary, and he was elected by a larg'
majority and the state dispensar
was abolished. It was still left ii
the power of each county to vote ii
or to vote out dispensaries, so th
monster of county dispensaries live<
in some counties until 1915, whei
the people of the state voted then
out. I have thus briefly narratec
the facts to show that the majority
of our people every chance the.i
have had have recorded themselvei
against liq nor.
I have hoard all ray life and nc
doubt you have all heard liquoi
men who were opposed to prohib?
tion saying that they would voU
for prohibition if wo could havf
prohibition. We can have prohi
bition. So let us give it to the ma
jority that has always wanted it
and to that majority who profess to
want it if they could get tho real
article. There is not the shadow of
a doubt but that the railroads and
express companies will obey the law
and will refuse to bring liquor into
the state if this general assembly
passes a law prohibiting it? impor
As a sister^piece of legislation, I
would suggest an act forbidding li
quor advertising in the state. What
is known as the Bankhead bill, pro
hibiting the u?e of tba mails to li
quor advertising or to letters solic
iting orders for liquor in territory
in which such soliciting and adver
tising is prohibited by state law,
has already passed the senate and I
hope will pass the house before the
4th of March. There is no reasen
why the wholesale liquor bouses
should bo allowed to advertise their
stuff in dry territory.
I should have stated in speaking
of the gallon a month law that one
of our local papers just before
Christmas stated that 900 gallons of
liquor came to Spartanburg in oue
day. Such affairs should be stop
I have not attempted to preach
any sermon on the evils of intem
perance and liquor drinking. Ev
erybody knows that liquor causes
more misery than any other one
thing in the world, but it is beyond
my power or the power of any oth
er man to describe the blessings that
would come to the people of South
Carolina if tjie legislature will cut
it out absolutely.
Wishing you a very pleasint and
prosper?os session, I am very sin
Joseph T. Johnson.
Agents Wanted at Good Pay
F, Lee Sheppy, 8th floor-243
17th St., New York City, General
Sales Manager of the largest con
cern pf its kind in the world, wants
three or four men in Edgefield*
?County and several men in adjoin
ing counties, to work for him spare
time or all the time. He can uso
only those-who have a rig or auto.
Work is very pleasant and no pre-j
vious selling experience is necessa
ry. Work consists of leaving a
wonderful new household necessity
in the homes on free trial. Tests
at more than thirty of the leading
Universities and the Government
Bureau of Standards show this new
article to be four times as efficient
as article now in general use in this
Article is needed in every rural
home and benefits every member of
the household, bringing cheer, com
fort and happiness into the homes.
Not necessary to be away from
home nights. Pay from $6.00 to
$10.00 per day according to ability
and number of homes visited.
In writing Mr. "Sheppy, mention
what townships will be most con
venient for you to work in; what
your regular occupation is; your
age; married or single; how long
you have lived in the community;
what kind of a rig or auto you
have; whether you wish to work
spare time or steady; how much
time you will have to devote to the
work; when you can start, and about
how many homes are within six
miles of you in each direction. This
is a splendid opportunity for several
men in Edgefield County and coun
ties adjoining to make good money,
working steady or spare time. Some
of the field men earn $100.00 per
month; one farmer earned $1,000.00
working spare time only. No in
vestment or bond necessary.
Bargains in ladies' shoes. We
are offering 50 pairs of ladies' shoes
for fl.19 the pair. We have your
size-1 to 3 1-2.
s The Corner Store.
FOR SALE: Two very large
home-raised Mules, one six years
old and the other nine. D. E. Lan
ham, Edgefield, S. C.
Jan. 'J, 11)17.
(Continued from Page One.)
easion closed with a feeling prayer
by Mr. J. C. Lewis.
Mrs. Alfred Holstein died very
suddenly on Friday morning at her
home about two miles from here,
and her death was a great shock to
her family and friends, as she was
sick only a few hours.
Before her marriage she was Miss
i Nettie Langston, the daughter of
1 Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Langston, and
was a christian girl, and developed
into a noble christian woman and
good mother. Six little children
Her parents have been doublysbe
reaved within a few months, their
eldest - son, Mr. Alonzo Langston
dying, and last year, their second
son, Mr. Clarence Langston.
Miss Maud Sawyer, who has been
ill with pneumonia, is now improv
Miss Eloise Strother, of Walhal
la, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas.
Mrs. T. R. Denny, and Miss An
toinette Denny, of Aiken, have been
spending a few days here with
The Angeline Bacon Chapter, C.
of C., held a very interesting meet
ing last Friday, January l?th, with
Miss Leola Moffett.
Mrs. P. B. Waters, Jr., is direc
tor, and this year has gleaned sev
eral new members.
The subject was, "Lee and Jack
son Day," and an enthusiastic query
was had, and the lives of these two
great generals told of.
"Lee's March" was - played by
Miss Bettie Waters, and Miss Leola
read an instructive paper.
During business, the chapter de
cided to have a box party on the
evening of February 14th, Valen
ce's day, and this they will make
very pleasant. This will be had in
the home of their director, Mrs.
At the conclusion, the hostess
served an enjoyable sweet course.
At the last meeting of the Apollo
Music Club, the members decided
to hold Reciprocity Day on Febru
ary 27th and this will be in the
homo of Mri. Wilmot Ouzts. The
program committee is arranging to
make the occasion just what it im
plies, and it is being pleasantly an
Tho New Century Club will eel
J ebrate Deciprocity Day on Febru
ary 20th in the home of Mrs. F. M.
Boyd, and this, as planned by their
committee, promises to be equally
as enjoyable, and an attractive club
woman will make an address. t.
Mrs. Chas. P. Corn entertained
on Fnday^ith a luncheon in Com
pliment to Mrs. McCord, of Ten
nille, Ga., who has been visiting
her sister, Mrs. W, B. Ouzts.
Bridge occupied trie time for an
j hour, and Mrs. Horace Wright won
the prize, a box of stationery, and
Mrs. W\ E. LaGrone, the consolk
tion, a box of handkerchiefs. The
guest prize was a beautiful hand
embroidered towel. A lovely lunch
?on was attractively served.
Mr. and Mrs. Renry Clark, of
Aiken, spent Sunday here with rel
Mrs. J. A. Lott and little Marion
are at home from Atlanta, where
the latter has heen under treatment.
Miss Alma Woodward has re
turned from Danville, Va., where
she has been visiting friends.
Edition of the
New York World
/ in 1917
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