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/. L. MI MS,.Editor
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he postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Wednesday, Mav 9
Prices are out of reason.-Headline
Yes, and they almost put a fellow out
Considering the high price of every
thing else, some men sell themselves
Another way to economize is to burn
only one gallon of gasoline where two
were burned before.
After all, war is not without'its ad
vantages. It is helping some seniors
to get their diplomas.
If you think all of the big guns sre in
Europe, just wait till commencement
orators are abroad in the land.
We've bought a bise .c cutter with a
hole in the centre ir order to make
four teen-dollar flour "go further."
There are disadvantages in delays.
The French captured. Champagne be-'
fore any American troops arrived.
We haven't yet heard of anybody
hereabouts plowing up cotton to plant |
something to eat. But they ought to.
The reason women do not like the
role of chauffeuse, they can't see what
other women are wearing in the cars
Suggested query for the high school
"boys: Resolved, that it is now m^re
patriotic to talk big-ear corn than bfg
You can indulge in some 'luxuries
without letting your creditors know it,
but onions do not belong in that class.
They just^-il obtrude themselves upon
As there are "now "plug" automo
biles, maybe it will not be long before
there will be a general swapping of
autos on first-Mondays, instead of
"Sues husband for non-support," says
a headline. Well, unless something
stops the steady advance in prices,
some more of us bread-winners are
likely to get into trouble.
And still the wonder grows that there
were enough one-dollar per-bushel cot
.ton seed to plant the 1917 crop. Can
-this be taken as prima facie evidence
-that there has been a reduction in
As an appeal bas been made to the
women of the country to economize,
we would suggest, as a first step, that
they lop off about four inches of their
?hoe heels, making- the heels of one
pair supply heels for three more.
Solomon said it is better to dwell on
the housetop, than in the house with a
brawling woman. But he did not tell
.the fellow with a thousand-dollar salary^
and a twelve-hundred-dollar wife how
'p> get put of ?is troubles.
Le? us hot longer speak lightly of the
war. Soon the tramp, tramp, tramp,
of Edgefield soldiers departing for the
battle-field will be "heard. Mother will
goon have to give up her son and wife
her husband. It is now time for seri
A New Augusta.
The most casual observer who is
without prejudice must admit that real
prohibition has greatly improved condi
tions in Augusta. Practically all build
ings that were occupied by liquor deal
ers under the old regime have been
overhauled, and now have conducted in
them some line of business that is a
blessing, instead of a curse, to human
ity. It is probable that the several!
hundred persons who were actually^en
gaged in selling the stuff have had no
difficulty in finding more honorable em
As to the improvement of conditions
from the standpoint of law and order,
that is reflected by a statement con
tained in the Augusta Chronicle Sun
day to the effect that for the first time
probably in the history of the city not
a cell of the police barracks was occu
pied at midnight Saturday night.
'.Bone dry" prohibition will convert
the most stubborn unbeliever, if given
Every Individual Should Serve.
Not many persons in Edgefield county
of middle-age and younger ever thought
they would live to see a war. We
mean a real war. The Spanish-Ameri
can conflict only furnished a little rec
reation for "Uncle Sam's" fighting
forces. But we have lived to see a
world-wide war which has drawn
America into the vortex. In order that
our country may do its part, and not
be regarded among the nations as a
shirker, every citizen must do his part.
There is a duty for all of the American
people, and it behooves each one of us
to decide in what capacity he or she can
serve most effectively. Not more than
three or four per cent of the more
than 100,000,000 American people will
be called to arms. But those who re
main at home can render some service
of great value. j
T?ose wlio follow the plow and wield
the hoe can make more abundant the
food supply, rendering the necessities
of life cheaper for dependent families
at home and for those abfoad who need
bread at our hands.
The good women are already serving
with their needles. The various organ
izations of women over the country are
alert and active, making articles of
clothing that will contribute to the
comfort of soldiers in camp. They are
gathering up hospital supplies in antic
ipation of the increased demand, and
are also looking to the sending of deli
cacies and other articles of food that
will vary the monotony of hospital and
The avenues or channels for service
are practically limitless. If gifted with
the ability to inspire others in conver
sation, arouse those with whom you
meet, engendering patriotic fervor
which should be more in evidence on
every hand. This admonition is not
untimely. The war has been brought
to our very door. But many will not
realize this until within a few short
weeks some members of Edgefield
homes are drafted for army duty.
Then there will be an awakening in the
homes affected. Seek the place or
manner in which you can serve best.
Bliteracy a Menace.
Russia and Mexico furnish striking
examples d? nations afflicted with a
preponderate or "illiteracy, making
them a menace |b the entire world. In
Russia 87'per cent, of the population
cannox read 6r write, and 70 out of
every 100 Mexicans are illiterate. The
Unsettled conditions in both of these
countries' are due chiefly to the dens?-;
ignorance'of the masses of the peopled
In Russia 87. per cent, of the popula
tion have been kept in ignorance for
four centuries by. a tyrannical .dynasty
which was recently overthrown. The
people have taken over the government,
but in their undeveloped Condition are
incapable of self-government, the pres
ent unrest and unsettled conditions
causing Russia to be a menace to the
entire world. There is no telling what
a day will bring forth. The Germans,
who are always ready to seize every
point of vantage and improve every
opportunity, are now making overtures
to the Russians, and may induce them
to forsake the Allies and join the Cen
Illiteracy and ignorance have been
the curse of Mexico. Instead of edu
cating and elevating the masses, the
church that has largely dominated Mex
ico in the p?ast has kept the people in
ignorance. That which has made Mex
ico a menses .to this country, for the
past ?hreet years has been the ignor
ance and superstrtron.of._the millions of
Mexico. Were the average of citizen
ship of the country to the south of us
upon a higher plane, we would have a
next-door neighbor that would be help
ful instead of a hindrance to us.^ Ig
norance always blights, both in the na
tion and in the individual.
. Seeing the direful consequences of
lliteracy, in both Russia and Mexico,
t behooves us, as American citizens
ind as South Carolinians, to drive it
from our borders. Every citizen who
cannot read and write is to the extent
>f his life and influence a handicap.
But for illiteracy and ignorance,, the
iemagogue Would be shorn of his locks,
[t is from this class that he recruits his
ranks, becoming a power at the ballot
30X. The Advertiser has not a word of
censure for the unfortunate individual
who cannot read or write. On the
)ther hand, it has only the profoundest
?ympathy. The hordes of Russia are
not to blame for their present deplora
ble condition, nor are the Mexicans re
sponsible for their ignorance. But
those "higher up" are responsible.
Let Edgefield county. South Carolina
and all of the fortfe'diiht States strive
for the ideal conditio:i: 190 per cent,
literates. Let us constantly put forth
an effort to reddce the great menace of
Death or Mr. J. W. Cheathim.
Wednesday of last week the peo
pie of Ed ge field were gieatly shock
ed by the announcement of the sud
den death of Mr. J. W. Cheatharn.
which occurred at his home about
eleven o'olock. Early Wednesday
morning he came over town as usual
and appeared to be as well as usual.
Soon after returning home he went
out in 'he field where a negro was
plowing and adjusted the plow,
probably exerting himself in the
hot sun. Upon returning to the
house he complained of his head.
Mrs. Cheatham saw he was ill and
summoned a physician, but he was
dying when the physician arrived.
It is presumed that he died of ap
oplexy. His two little girls, who
were at school, were sent for and a
messenger was sent for his sons
who were out on the farm.
Mr. Cheatham was a man of robust
statue, and apparently possessed a
strong constitution. Because of his
splendid physique, it was generally
believed that he would live to be an
oid man. Mr. Cheatham had passed
fifty by about six years, and had
reared a large family of children,
having married Miss Bena Seigler,
who survives him. As the affection
that prevailed among the members
of this happy household for each j
other was exceedingly beautiful, the j
taking of the devoted father, the!
head of the family and tower of j
strength of the home, is all the'
more sad/", .
For several' years Mr. Cheatham
served as public cotton weigher at .
Edgefield, always giving entire eat-;
isf action.. He was a member of the j
Baptist church and a member of the j
fraternal oider, the Woodmen of the j
World. The funeral was conducted j
at the ' Baptist church Thursday]
morning at eleven o'clock, Dr. E.
Pendleton Jones officiating. The !
ceremony at the grave was con- J
dfected by request by the Wood-|
Besides his devoted wife, Mr.
Cheatham is survived by four sons,,
Aldrich, Arnold, Oscar and Albert!
Cheatham, and three daughters, I
Mrs. W. P. Timmerman, Ethel and j
Pay in Army and Navy.
The compensation of the men in
the army and navy is not known to
every one. A statement just sent
out from Washington gives very
interesting information on the sub
The Army-Major general, $8,000;
brigadier general, $6,000.
Colonel, $4.000; lieutenant colonel,
$3,500; Major, $3,000; Captain, $2,400,
first lieutenant, $2,000; second lieu
Those of the lower gradea are paid
the following per month:
Electricians, $45 to $75; Sergeants,
$30 to $45; cooks and horseshoers, $30;
coporals, $21 and $24; mechanics and
artificers, $21 to $24; privates, first
class, $18; other privates, $15.
Officers get ten per cent extra pay
after five years, and 40 per cent extra
after 20 years. They also have heat
and lights free and allowed for quarters.
Privates get $18 per month during
second enlistment, and each subsequent
enlistment adds something up'to the
seventh when the pay is $25.
The pending army billgadds five dol
lars per month to the present pay of
every enlisted man.
The Navy-Admiral, $13,500; rear
admiral, $6,000 to $8,000, according to
rank; captain, $4,000; commander, $3,
500; lieutenant commander, $3,000,
lieutenant, $2,000 to $2,400, ( according
to grade; ensign, $1,700; midshipman,
$600, while at the Naval Acadamy, $1,
400 in service; warrant officer, $1,500;
mate, $1,125 to $1,500.
The pay of lower grades ia by the
month, as follows:
Chief petty officer, $50 to $70; petty
officer, $30 to $65, according to class;
seaman, first-class, $24; ordinary sea
man, $19; apprentice seaman, 516; cook
$25 to $55; fireman, $30 to $35.
Gunners are classed as warrant offi
cers. Gunner's mates are classed as
petty officers.-Augusta Chronicle.
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Programme of -M?morial Day
Exercises) May IO.
Hon. B. E. Nicholson presiding.
Song, "Dixie," by Wart Gary Chap
ter, C. of-C..
Invocation, Kev. E. C. Bailey.
Song, "Bring Flowers," Mis? Hor
tensia Woodson with Isabelle Byrd,
Mary Marsh, Eleanor Mims, Mae Rives
and (bradys Lawton.
Scripture, Rev. A. -L. Gunter!
Song, with viol?it'ebligat?, "Carry
Me Back to Old Virgjnny," Mrs. R. G.
Shannonhouse and Miss R?sela Parker.
Introduction of spesl?er by Ex-Gov.
5. C. Sheppard.
Memorial address, R^v. Carter Helm
Jones, D. D. '-m I
Song, "America," by?hence.
For quick, and satisfactorjL-epair
Monkey-Grip. It never L'faHa ip
nive satisfaction. Can supply it |
for $1.75 per tube. ? . , (
Stewart & Ker?jjghan,
for your Spring and Summer wear
we have it. Come in and let us show
you through our large stock.
We invite the men to see our Palm Beach suits
and other light-weight clothing-just what they
are looking for when they lay aside heavy garments.
Also let us show you our large stock of
Oxfords. Try a pair of Walk-Over Oxfords.
Nothing better on the market for the money.
See our Straw and Panama hats and sum
mer under underwear of all kinds.
am MUMU s tu. 01
We invite the ladies to see our new shipments of
Waists in Silks and Wash goods. Just what you
have been wanting. We also carry a large stock
of piece goods of all kinds for making waists and
skirts. A beautiful assortment of novelties and
notions of all kinds. We want you to see our
stylish Walk-Over Slippers. We have the nobbiest
styles shown anywhere.
Mukashy Bargain House
Edgefield, South Carolina Next Door to Dtmovanfc & Co.
Naval Clothing Factory, United
Editor Edgefield Advert?an
The United States Naval Cloth
ing factory, at the Navy Yard,
Charleston, S. C., requires im
mediately five hundred young ladies
as operators ot power driven sewing
machines. It is hoped that you
will give the Government's need,
in this respect, such prominence in
the next edition of your newspaper
as will insure the attention of all
those in your community, who may
be interested. The plant is operat
ing two shifts of ten hours each.
The entrance pay of those without
previous experience is $1.04 per
diem for eight hours work. OperaW
ors who have had a year's experience
or more, will be taken on at $2.24
per diem, for eight hours' work sub
ject to ability demonstrated. Time
and a half is paid for all overtime,
and two hours overtime can be put
in, daily, by those who adapt them
selves readily, and are willing to
work. The maximum earnings may
thas be increased to 83.08 per diem.
No advance ^application need be
made, as those who apply up to the
namber stated qan be immediately
accommodated at the Navy Yard,
and can fill out the necessary papers
and tak? medical examination, etc.,
after they have- entered on their
duties. The* appficants must be
citizens of the United States, in
good health, and of a reliable
character. The medical examin
ation will be given without pay by
a Naval Surgeon at the yard. The
applicant will be required to name
five persons, who will vouch for
her good repute in the community
in which she resides. Suitable
boarding places can be secured in
Charleston, through the Young
Women's Christian Aasaociation, 79
Wentworth Street, for from $4.00
to $4.50, weekly. The work con
sists of making cotton uniforms for
the Navy's personnel, and the sur
roundings are of the best, the Fac
tory being under direct control of
Thanking you in advance for
Very truly yours,
J* J. Gaffney,
By direction of the Commandant.
A large assortment of mens' and
aoys' palm beach and cool cloth suits
THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT
ABOUT THE RESULTS
EE8ULTB ?BLL THE TALK". ALL DOUBT
18 REMOVED. THE TESTIMONY
OT AK EDGEFIELD CITIZEN
CAN EASILY BB IN
For first-class, filtered gasoline
that will generate a maximum of
power, come to us- Our Drice this
week is 27 cents per gallon?
Stewart & Kernaghan.
T. J. Paul, Prop., of garage,
Jeter St., Edgefield says: "Kidney
trouble in ray case was brought-on
by being on my feet continually. I
had dull .pain in my back and I
tired easily,- When I was on my
feet for any length of time, my
back got pore and stiff. My rest
was broken at night, as the kidney
eeoretiona were too frequent in pas
sage, causing me to get up a number
of times. Three boxes of Doan'a
Kidney Pills, procured at Penn &
Holstein's Drug Store, cured the
backache and other symptoms of
Price 50o. at all dealers- Don't
aimply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pille-the same
that Mr. Paul had. Foster-Mil burn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N, Y.
For malarial headache, Granger
Liver Regulator entirely relieved my
trouble.-J. Height, Wetumpka, Ala.
Had heavy headache. Vomited
twice to six times a day. Four dosej
of Granger Liver Regulator made me
well.-Loundas P." Brindley, Somer
The State of ?South Carolina
County of Edgefield
By W. T
Kinnaird, Esq., Pro
Mother had siek headache.' Grander
Liver Re-gulat?r did ker; more good
than all the medicine she had taken
before*--Pearley Davis, Pacio, Ala.
I never 'expect to be without it in
my home^-^Jenie Usey, Gadsden, Ala.
lt is $ '?r?at saver of doctors' bills.
-Louis Kent,* Honoraville, Ala.
There is nope better.--Dr. T. E.
All druggists sell Granger Livei
Regulator-25c. Try it.
New Farming Paper
Is Distributed Free
The new publication launched
in Atlanta to serve as the official
organ and expounder of the Job
son System of Agriculture is
probably one of the most inter
esting four page sheets ever pub
lished in connection with the im
portant subject of farming. Be
sides being full of valuable sug
gestions and common sense dis
. eussions the paper has consider
Whereas Jote McKie of above ab]e ^ ig ^ than ordinarily
County and State, made suit to rae
to grant him Letters of Administra
tion of the Estate of and effects of
John Stewart, later of said County
and State, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the
kindred and creditors of the said
John Stewart, deceased that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield
C. H., S. C., in my office on the
25th day of May, 1917 nert,after
publication thereof, at ll , o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if
any tbey have, why the said Ad
ministration should not be granted.
Given under my hand thia 5th
day of May, Anno Domini, 1917.
W. T. Kinnaird, L. S.
Probate Judge, Edgefield Co., S. C.
The mirror just off the press
contains ar .des .on The Torrens
System, the "Ten Command
ments of Agriculture," Rules for
Rotation, Jobson's Big Idea and
many other interesting and in
structive articles. Among the
poems are: "Out in the Fields
With God," "The Path the Calf
Made," and Kiser's celebrated
"Man Behind the Plow." It also
gives a great many valuable
household hints, antedotes for
poison and "First Aid to the In
Copies of Common Sense Farm
ing are being distributed free to
all who call in person or apply
to W. L. Dunovant, Special Jobson
System Agent for Edgefield.