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Wednesday, Mav 23
Congress should be enjoined from
placing a war tax on soap.
No investment is safer than a gov
ernment bond. What portion of the
Liberty Loan will you take?
The blackberries seem to have
responded to the food preparedness
agitation and will yield an abundant
Fourteen hours will be given for reg
istration on June 5, which, with two
registrars at each precinct, will af
ford an opportunity for everybody.
None need stay away.
We are inclined to the belief that the
encampment of 30,000 soldiers on the
outskirts of Columbia will knock some
of the corners off those "square meals"
of the civilian population.
Farmers should sow all the peas they
have and thenpurchcse that many more
and sow them. Never let up in the
matter of growing food crops as long
as the seed will germinate.
This states it plainly: All male per
sons who shall attain their twenty-first
birthday and shall not have attained
their thirty-first birthday on or before
the 5th day of June will be required to
Unless negroes are thoroughly in
formed as to the law requiring regis
tration, scores of them are likely to
become involved in serious trouble. It
is cleany tee duty of white people and
the leaders among the negroes to
Would S^. ?t Out Liquor Altogether.
Secretary Daniels believes that wa
ler and nothing but water should be
used in the navy. He is eminently
right in shutting out intoxicants. Why
spend upwards of $10,000,000 building
dreadnaughts, equipping them with the
most powerful guns that it is possible
to devise, and then have the aim of
the gunners miss the mark because of
unsteady nerves, due to drinking in
toxicating liquors? In times of war.
more than -at any other time, men need
unerring judgment and unfaltering
nerves. The drinking of liquor is not
conducive to either. It is likewise as
important that whiskey be withheld
/rom every branch of the service. In
this connection, it is commendable of
Secretary Daniels that he has never
hesitated to take the intiative, blaze
a new trail, in instituting reforms of
Banks Aid in Food Preparedness.
Here and there over the country
some banks have put their shoulders to
the wheel and are giving material aid
in the food preparedness campaign.
The banks that have thus manifested
a patriotic spirit have not been con
fined to any particular section of the
A few weeks ago a bank in Georgia
gave 25 thorough-bred pigs to farmers
in different parts of the county, the
only stipulation or requirement being
a pledge to give to the bank three of
the first pigs, which will likewise be
distribuetd among farmers in the coun
ty free. It can be easily seen how
this public-spirited acton the part of
the bank will not only stimulate hog
raising in the county but will be help
ful by introducing a pure breed of
hogs. Were other banks in the boll
weevil stricken section of Georgia to
come to the aid of f?- .ers who are in
distress, conditions could be wonder
fully improved. The actual aid or as
sistance which thi3 bank gave to the
farmers, although helpful, will not
benefit them as much as the assurance
that their bank sympathizes with
them and stands ready to give al! aid
consistent with sound business poli
Last week in one county in Massa
chusetts 400 boys purchased that num
ber of thorough-bred pigs through a
local'bank, each one giving his note
payable in the fall for the purchase
price of the pig. The Bank of Edge
field is offering to co-operate with boys
in this county who desire to embark in
Just as the Southern railroad finds it
profitable to maintain a special depart
ment, which is in charge of well paid
experts, to develop the country through
which its lines pass, so would banks
promote their own interests by en
couraging and stimulating farmers to
undertake greater things. In propor
tion a3 farmers prosper other lines of
business, the banks included, prosper.
In the proclamation issued Friday
calling unon all male citizens of the
United States between the ages of 21
and 30, inclusive, President Wilson has
fixed Tuesday, June 5, as the day for
registering, and it is desired that the
matter be given the] widest possible
Colored ministers should fully inform
themselves of the law calling for the
registration and then explain it in de
rail to their people. Not only should
i these leaders explain the law, but they
should urge upon their people the im
portance of their going to their near
est precinct and registering. Those
who fail to register will be indicted in
the United States courts. Not all who
register will have to ser%re in the ar
my, but all male citizens under 31 will
?be required to register. Farmers
should also explain the law to the ne
groes in their emyloyment.
An attempt to shield or prevent an
other person from registering is also
punishable by heavy fine or imprison
ment. Let there be no slackers in
Edgefield county. Every man should
be willing to do his duty.
- 1 ^ Om.
An Appeal From Capt. Carter
of Co. F.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
During the week just ended a
party of young men of Edgefield
county called upon me to ascertain
the opportunities which we could
offer for a number of young men of
that county coming into the military
company which I have the honor of
commanding in the National Guard,
as volunteers and after discussing
the conditions with them it was
agreed tnat I should, through your
colums, issue an invitation to those
of your community, who desired to
volunteer their services to the nation
to become members of Co. *'F." 2nd
Infantry, South Carolina National
As I have before said in discus
sing this organization, we have
more than an organization in that
the traditions of the "Governor's
Guard," as this company has al
ways been known in the State serv
ice, is among the best thal the State
of South Carolina has, traditions
made under such cammatiders as
Cul. A. H. Gladden, who com
manded the "Palmetto1' Regiment
after the death of Col. Butler arid
Lt-Col. Dickinson, and became a
brigadier Genera! in the Conferer
acy and way killed at Shiloh. Maj.
John Meighan of the 2nd.J?South
Carolina Cavalry, Col. F. W.
Mc.Mast^r of the 17th. S C. In
fantry, Col. A. D. Goodwyn, Lt
Col. 2nd. S. C. Infantry, Gov.
Hugh S. Thompson and Major
General Wilie Jones, retired.
As a native of "old" Edgefield, I
shall welcome the addition of any
of tho young men of that county in
to this command and will arrange
to meet with them later in the week
\i there are a sufficient number to
justify the trip. Mr. W. D. Allen
will take the names of those who
wish to volunteer and will keep me
Tell your young men to volunteer
now and not wait for conscription.
There can be no volunteers after
June 5, the day fixed for registra
Wm. M. Carter,
Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award
of vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College for the admission or now
students will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 6, at
9 a. m. Applicants must not be
less than 10 years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July
G they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at this
examination, provided they meet
the conditions governing the
iward. Applicants for scholarships
should write to President Johnson
for scholarship examination blanks.
These blanks properly filled out by
tue applicant should be filed with
President Johnson by July I.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 19, 1917. For
further information and catalogue,
President D. B. Johnson,
Rock Hill, S. C.
Self-Explanatory Letter From
Capt. Carter to Mr. Allen.
Mr. W. D. Allen, /
Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Sir: -
Following our conversation of
today, in which I fully explained to
you the opportunities offered to the
young men of your community, in
volunteering in this organization. I
feel thai a few words pertaining to
the Governor's -Guard will not be
Founded in 1843 the company
was represented in the Palmetto
Regiment by some of the most
prominent citizens of the State.
The organization continued to rep
resent the very best of Carolina's
citizenship and flourished in the
ante-bellum days. In 1861 it be
came Co. A. Second South Carolina
Infantry and fought from Fort
Sumter to Bentonsville.
I After the war the company was
reorganized as the Richland Rifle
Club with captain (afterwards gov
jernor) Hugh S. Thompson as presi
dent; at that time white military
companies were not allowed by the
Radical Government. Upon the
inauguration of General Hampton
as Governor the chance to the old
name became agitated and the Rich
land Rifle Club became the Govern
In the Spanish-American War
the company volunteered and the
company became Co. K., First
S. C., Infantry.
The call to the Mexican border
last summer found the Governor's
Guard back in the 2nd. Regiment
where it has always been save in
the Spanish-American war
The personelle of the Governor's
Guard has always been represent
ative of the cosmopolitan element
of Columbia, making it a more a
State institution than otherwise.
The pending call for the Europ
ean conflict finds a native of Edge
field in command of the organiza
Wm. M. Carter,
Precinct Registrars Appointed
For Edgefield County.
Timmerman: George W. Scott
and Hansford Rhoden.
Trenton: J. D. Mathis, Sr., and
D. R. Day.
Johnston: C, D. Kenney and
Edgefield-Pickens: W. A.( Byrd
and J. G. Hollond. ?' \
Edgefield-Wise; E. H. Folk and
W. A. Strom.
Meeting Street: J. R. Blocker
and M. A. Watson.
Pleasant Lane: M. B. Byrd and
Red Hill: H. E. Quarles and 0.
Cheatham's Store: P. W. Cheat
ham and R. A. Wash.
Mathis Store: H. W. McKieand
J. L. Miller.
Meriwether: H. T. Medlock and 1
il. L. Bunch. 1
Roper's: ix. A. Timmerman and '
W. J. Lanham.
Bacon: W. IL Smith and H. IL 1
Liberty Hill: E. W. Callison ,
and Geo. T. Jordan.
Rock Hill School House: J. W. '
Morgan and T. B. Cul breath. j
Of the above registrars, the one
first named for each precinct has 1
been designated Chief Registrar for
that precinct and he is "responsible 1
for the custody of the cards until
they reach the executive officer's I
own hands." i
The Chief Registrars are required j
under the regulations of the War 1
Department to deliver cardsIN PER 1
SUN to J.L.Miras (executive officer) 1
IN PERSON by noon of June 6, 1
the day following the registration.
A Timely Appeal to the Colored (
Please allow rae space in your pa
per to bring a very important mat
ter to the attention of my people. '
To the Colored Ministers of Edge- ?
Brethren, Congress has passed a
law compelling every male person i
throughout the United States from '
21 to 30-years of age, inclusive, to i
be registered. And the president
has set June 5th prox, for registra- i
tion. Now, Brethren, permit me to i
remind you and ask you to try to i
get every one of said ages to regis
ter on said date, June 5th. Should
they fail to do so they will get in to
serious trouble with the govern- (
It would be well for all Minis
ters and any others who can reach 1
the people, to meet at Macedonia
church at Edgefield, on Friday at i
ll a. m., June 1. Accordingly I
have arranged with Mr. J. L. Minis
chairman of the Board of Registra- i
tion, who kindly offers to explain I
the manner of registering, at said I
meeting. ? I
A. W. Simkins. 11
It is uncertain \
for your family.
It is certain tha
are the breadwinn
It is certain i
It is certain tha
largest old-line le?
1916 in the
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father, a little nephew, W. S.
Wertz, Jr., bearing, her train. The
bride was attired in a ?-ich gown of
white Duchess satin, court train of
maline. She carried a large bouquet
uf bride s roses and upon her brow
rested a coronet of orange blos
At the conclusion of the impres
sive ceremony of the Episcopal
church, the ring ceremony being
used, Mr. and Mrs. Yann were
showered with congratulations and
good wishes, friends seeming to vie
with each other as to which should
greet the bride and groom first.
A salad course was served after a
delightful social half hour, during
which tim? the guests viewed in the
south parlor the tokens that were
bestowed by friends from far and
a?ar, a richer or larger assortment
o? cutglass, silver, cutlery, linen,
clocks, handpainted china and num
berless dainty silver novelties, one
?eldom witnesses anywhere. The
salad course was followed with de
licious block ice cream and cake,
the color scheme, pink and white,
being carried out in this course and
ilso in the mints that were handed
The dining room also presented a
lovely scene in pink and green, the
bride's table being especially ad
mired. The centre was adorned
with a huge bouquet of roses, reach
ing almost to the chandeliers. Pink
tulle was gracefully draped from
the chandelier to the outer edges
of the table and also to the ceiling.
The climax of merriment was reach
ed when the bride's cake was cut by
young ladies and young geutleraen,
the future or fortune of each being
depicted by the article that fell to
their lot. Another climax was
reached when, upon the eve of re
tiring to don her traveling suit, the
bride tossed her bouquet among an
eager dozen outstretched arms. It
was Miss Berman Barker's good
fortune, however, to have these
choice flowers, about which will
linger such happy memories and as
When the bride re-appeared, ready
for her wedding journey, which they
took in the groom's new Packard
touring car, she was attired in a j
lovely suit of dark tan, trimmed in
Copenhagen blue, with accessories!
io match. I
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low many days you
t your income will
hat insurance is
iinst this uncertaint;
t the Southeastern
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I'S A REASON
To use a long string of adjectives
in praising the bride and groom
would be like painting the lily
.white. All who knew the bride as
Beatrice Stephens, gentle, sweet
spirited and uniformly thoughtful
and kind, loved her, and all who
know Julius Yann, the very soul of
honor and nobility of character,
have the highest regard for him
personally and honor him for the
success that has crowned his ef
forts as one of Trenton's foremost
Amid shouts of good wishess and
I shower* of rice, Mr. and Mrs. Yann
departed upon their wedding jour
From His Work.
GRATITUDE OF BOTH HUS
BAND AND WIFE IS WON
WIFE GIVES DETAILS.
MRS. FINLEY SAYS THEY WKRE
ENABLED TO IXCREA.SK HAPPI
NESS AXD INCOME.
"Both my husband and myself
think Tanlac is a very fine medi
cine, because it did so much toward
restoring our health and strength,"
declared Mrs. A. O. Finley, of
Drayton, S. C., a suburb of Spar
tanburg, in a statement she gave on
March 29th. "I suffered from a
generally weakened system and I
was very nervous when I began
taking Tanlac. I was trou
bled a lot with sleeplessness,
and ray appetite had about left me.
I felt tired all the time and I al
most had to drive myself to do my
"My husband took Tanlac for in
digestion and a generally run down
system. When he started taking
Tanlac, he was almost past going
and he did not eat anything at all
hardly. I have seen him go to the
table and turn sick at the sight of
"The Tanlac gave us both excel
lent results. It quieted my nerves
and gave rae a fine appetite. I got
stronger and began to feel fine in a
short time, and the medicino regu
lated and strengthened my system.
"My husband only took one bot
w ill be left to care
be missed if you
the only certain
is the oldest and
in South Carolina.
he State in
)f new busi
tie of Tanlac, and thal got him in
such fine shape he went back to
work when the bottle was taken,
and he had not been able to work
tor three weeks when he began tak
ing it. It gave him a good appe
tite and stopped the indigestion and
built up his system. He took Tan
lac last September and he has not
lost a day's work since."
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn *fe Holstein.
Cold Sorings, H Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R F D No -2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J W Bracknell <&
Plum Branch, RFD No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G W Wise.
Meriwether Club Gave Barbe
cue. Officers Elected.
The Meriwether Agricultural
Club held their monthly meeting at
Meriwether, in Edgefield County,
yesterday morning, and the attend
ance was larger than usual.
J. C. McAuliffe was the speaker
of the day and he used for his sub
ject, "Community Development and
Food Production Problems." Mr.
McAuliffe evidenced a marked fa
miliarity with this subject and his
remarks were most helpful to those
This was the date for the election
of officers, and the following gen
tlemen were elected:
President Walter Cheatham.
Vice-president, Philip Mark ert.
Secretary, H. L. Bunch.
Treasurer, L. A. Stephens.
H. L. Bunch was also elected ex
ecutive committeeman to the Savan
nah Valley Associated Farmers'
Clubs, of which the Meriwether
Club is one of the eleven clubs
A barbecue dinner was served af
ter the morning meeting.
It was decided at the meeting yes
terday not to have the annual July
picnic, but special meetings of the
dub will be held during that