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Wednesday, June 27
That rousing Red Cross response is
Sambo says he's mighty glad the
drafting comes after the watermelon
season is over.
As a rule, the size of a man's contri
bution to the Red Cross reflects the
size of his heart.
Yes; it's already hot enough for us.
This announ :ement is made tosave you
the trouble of asking us.
The sharp advance in all soaps will
cause some people we know to get
further from godliness than ever.
"Married men who are separated
from wives not accepted in Army,"
says a headline. Why, bless your life,
these are the men who are needed, be
ing already inured to war.
The German press is up in arms be
cause their supply of paper has been
cut more than 50 per cent., losing sight
altogether of that weightier matter
depriving them of their liberty.
In his sweating and boosting and
cranking to arouse interest in the Press
meeting at Beaufort, Colonel Josephus
Sparks forgets that in the matter of
attending these annual gatherings
nev -paper men are self-starters.
When President Wilson asked the
American people for a fish they did not
give a stone. He asked for two billions
of dollars and they handed him over
three billions for Liberty Bends. This
bit of information wi'l be somewhat
disconcerting to the Germans.
Few Changes Made.
In an editorial last week The Adver
tiser took the position that at such a
time as this when economy is being
urged on every hand aud there is no
telling what a day will bring forth,
the State Board of Education should
net heap unnecessary expense upon
th-j people by making a sweeping
change of text books, even if the time
has arrived, as provided by law, for
the changing of books. We have been
pleased to read the announcement since
by the board that it "has been conserv
ative and has made but few changes."
This is as it should be. Better use the
. books adopted four years ago a while
longer than to burden parents all over
the State with the buying of new text
books at a time of such stress and
The Food Situation.
The matter of controling the price of
food by the government is gradually
t.fcing definite shape, and not any too
soon either. The government does not
contemplate fixing minimum prices
that will work a hardship on producers
but it will deal with food speculators
*with an iron hand. The Advertiser
?has not the actual figures at hand but
tne belief is current that very few
wheat growers were benefitted by the
phenomenal price of flour. After the
raw material passed out of the pro
ducers hands speculators have made
consumers pay exorbitant and unrea
sonable prices for this every-day neces
sity. While flour has declined some
a nd will doubtless, due to the new
crop, decline more, yet unless the gov
ernment takes a hand in the matter,
gamblers and speculators will again
control the wheat and flour market,
causing a return of recent unreasona
When the government takes over
the controling of foodstuffs it will not.
be to the injury of any particular class
in order than another class may be
benefitted. Bat it will be done to pro
mote the greatest good of the greatest
number of people.
The 1917 County Fair.
It is about time matters were taking
on definite shape for our county fair
next fall. Several counties have al
ready announced their dc tes and are
going forward with laying plans for
Owing to the fact that food produc
tion has been stressed throughout the
county this year, there should be a
large number of exhibits available. At
a time too when all farm products are
in great demand at record-breaking
prices it should be easier from every
standpoint than during former years
to make the county fair a great suc
Edgefield has a well equipped plant
for the fair in the form of ample and
desirably-located grounds, spacious
buildings and stalls for livestock. The
gates be thrown open next fall for the
reception of exhibits with very little
The planning that needs most to be
done at this time in providing suitable
exhibits must of necessity come from
the farms and plans should be made
now by farmers for exhibits. The
sooner work of providing exhibits is be
gun the larger they will be numbered the
more creditable will be the numbers.
Farmers, begin now to do your part in
making the fair of 1917 a great suc
Watson Has Broken Loose Again.
As The Advertiser has said before,
it is much to be regretted that so bril-1
liant a genius and so brainy a man as
Thomas E. Watson of Georgia is so
wofully lacking in poise and judgment.
The loose screw in his intellectual ma- j
chinery precludes his being a success
ful leader of men.' His giant intellect,
were every other part of his being as
well developed, would make Mr. Wat
son a national figure. He sored that
high at one time, reaching the halls of
congress, but the defective opinion,
his lack of sound discretion and judg
ment, caused his decline rapidly to
his accustomed level.
Mr. Watson's latest egregious blun
der is his white-heated opposition to
the selective draft law. In fact,
he has so brazenly and boldly sown
seeds of discord and disloyalty to the
government the wonder is that he has
not been called to account by the au
thorities in Washington. In a crisis
like this, when the honor of our com
mon country and the safety of our
lives and homes are at stake, it be
hooves every man to rally to the sup
port of the flag. Surely, in this, his
latest blunder. Mr. Watson will not
find any considerable number of Geor
gians who will blindly follow him. .
The Advertiser has agreed with Mr.
Watson in some of the fights he has
waged and could bid him God-speed,
but about the time we were ready to
extend him a hearty "well-done" he
has flown off at a tangent, like the
present attack upon the government,
upon our common country, which
caused us to withold our words of com
mendation. Again, we express regret
that this intellectual Goliath is unable
to accomplish so little in the world,
compared with what he could achieve,
because of his faulty judgment or some
Off For Press Association.
Col. L. W. Cbeathaiu, Mrs. P.
M. Feltham. Mr. J. L. Miras and
Misses Florence and Eleanor Miras
will leave this morning for Beau
fort to attend the annual meeting of
the South Carolina Press associa
tion. They will go by way of Col
umbia where they will join the
newspaper folk from the-upper part
of the State, making the journey
from Columbia in two special coach
es provided by the Southern rail
road. The good people of Beau
fort have made elaborate prepara
tions for the entertainment of the
newspaper men and the members of
their families who attend.
Free of Charge.
Any adult suffering from cough,
cold or bronchitis, is invited to call
at the drug store of Collett &
Mitchell and get absolutely free, a
sample bottle of Boschee's German
Syrup, a soothing and healing reme
dy for all lung troubles, which has
a successful record of fifty years.
Give* the patient a good night's
rest free from cougbiner, with free
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Regular sizes, 25 and 75 cen ta.
For sale in all civilized countries.
D. A. R. Announcement.
The July meeting of the Daughters
of the American Revolution will be
held with Mrs. B. E. Nicholson on
Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, June
Every one is .requested to bring
their knitting as the meeting will
be of a practical nature, and the
work that is being done is a contri
bution to the Red Cross, to be pre
sented to the sailors on the battle
ship "South Carolina."
We are selling Palm Beach suits
for a few days at reduced prices.
Call in and look at them before you
Mukashy Bargain House.
(Continued from First Page.)
free locomotion and inalienable and
inseparable right of trial by jury
and recklessly trampled under foot
every right that was dear to the
heart of a British subject- The
Mother, through its Colonial Pro
prietors, had forgotten its child, and
without compassion or considera
tion entered upon a policy of en
slavement. A great and powerful
nation, which bad been lead to su
premacy by the band of liberty, now
undertook to deprive its colonial
subjects of tbatjiberty. Each day
the Proprietory encroached more and
more upon those rights and liber
ties, until at last an incensed body
of colonial subjects, boarded a ves
sel belonging to an English com
pany lying in a Boston harbor and
destroyed a carload of tea, which
had been denied landing because of
the obnoxious Stamp Act laid by
the British Parliament. For this
act, there were judges in the colon
ies appointed by the crown, before
whom a claim for damages might
have been set up and enforced, but
no damages were even demanded.
Instead, an entire colony was in
dicted, it's ports closed, and a host
tile army landed in its principal
town, and thirty thousands of souls
reduced to want and dependence
Gradually the fetters of bondage
were being substituted for the privi
leges of freedom, and gradually the
American spirit was developed,
grew and became to be known and
felt. But for more than a year
after this warlike move, the colon
ies hoped for reconciliation. The
battle of Bunker Hill was fought
for their right and not for inde
pendence, and not until July 4, 1776,
was the Declaration of Independence
formally declared and agreed upon,
after all hope of peace and recon
ciliation was by necessity abandon
ed and a great nation came to real
ize that they must fight for their
liberty or be enslaved. This great
document which formally declared
the independence of the United
States of America, and which ele
vated the American people in the
eyes of the world to the rank and
standing of a nation, was drafted by
Thomas Jefferson and spread over
the entire land. Washington caus
ed it to be read aloud at the head of
each of hif. regiments, and.the effect
of its promulgation was tremendous,
not only in the Colonies, but in Eu
rope. It has set the world to think
ing. It has bred revolution and
overthrown dynasties. It ha? sub
verted the false idea of the divinity
of kings, and established the true
doctrine of the universal sovereignty
of the people. It has wrested pow
er from the few and given it to the
many. It's principles are working
today, and in the end, it will be the
means of establishing in all nations
the principles that all men are creat
The long and terrible struggle,
with all of its horrors and suffering
which tried and tested the righteous
ness and truthfulness of these prin
ciples and proved them lo be right,
in well known to each of us, from
the battle of Bunker Hill, to the
battle of York Town, followed by
the withdrawal of all British forces
in America. Thousands of brave
souls, heroes all, are known to us
and the memory of mai y is dear to
the hearts of all of yon, and that
pure spirit of libert; urged them
on through disasters and defeat, and
withstood immeasurable pain, want
and suffering, and itter a terrible
test of years of sich suffering,
destined to succeed snd teach to the
world the pure ida of democracy
which shall ultimatey supplant the
false idea of autoency.
To-day, a great prosperous and
powerful nation, vee stand at the
side of our form-T oppressors, our
English cousins, 0 whom we have
taught the true principles of free
dom and democracy, to fight for the
freedom of tbe eJtire world. Our
hatchet was fomerly buried with
the United Kinplom of Great Brit
ain on the 22nd (ay of February last,
when the Corrmission from that
country, togetler with the presi
dent of the U'ited States, visited
the final restiig place of that great [
and good patri)t whom they once
denied the titi? of General, and paid
homage to thc dust of the Father
of our County.
To-day th? entire oivilized world
is looking tc us to carry on and
complete to* successful conclusion,
a war more terrible in its magni
tude and f r-reachiug in ?ts effect ]
ever beforeknown to man, for the
same pure spirit of liberty. The ?
Imperial Government of Germany
by its auocratic military masters '?
has undetaken to unite under a
powerful nilitary rule before which
political teedom must perish, all
the Statt? of Europe and if it suc
ceeds mot next jeopodize the free
dom of imerica. Its rulers have \
long conidered governments not aB a
made ofmen and women of flesh j
and blod, but merely as tools and
We carry a mos
such as United
Pumps, Jacks, "Sa
Tool Boxes, Pressi
We have a filli
oline-the best so
instruments to further that aim.
Should they succeed, Germany and
the whole world is undone. This
is a war for the people. For the
people of America as well as Ger
many and ail of Europe. A war
for the right of free government as
bought by the blood of our fore
fathers aud now enjoyed by Great
Britan, France and other nations of
the world. And let us bring our
selves to realize its real meaning*
and importance to us. Let us pray
God that we may eee our duty and
it; for once more our freedom is se
riously endangered. If Germany
succeeds, then wa must prepare our
selves for the next struggle which
must inevitably come. If she fails,
then her autocratic military rulers
are undone and will crumble with
their military machine and the world
will have a lasting peace.
Let ?3ch of us prepare ourselves
for ihe denials and heartaches that
must come and strive todo our part
in this the third war of inde
pendence and emulate so far as pos
sible those noble heroes who have
passed on in the great beyond and
whom you are here to personally
NEVER NEGLECT A COLD
A chill after bathing, cooling off
suddenly after exercise and drafts,
give tne cold germs a foot-hold
that may lead to something worse.
Safety requires early treatment.
Keep Dr. Kind's New Discovery on
hand. This pleasant balsam reme
dy allays inflammation, soothes the
cough and repairs the tissues. Bet
ter be safe than sorry. Break up
the cold with Dr. King's New Dis
covery before it is too late. At your
druggist, 50c. and $1.00. 1
We have in a nice iine of Wash
Skirts, Waists and Middy Blouses
that we are selling at cut prices.
Mukashy Bargain House.
As You Think.
If you think you are beaten, you are;
lt" you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win, but you think you
It's almost a cinch you^won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost,
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you're outclassed, you
You've got to think high to riser
You've got to be sure of yourself be
You ever can win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins,
Is the one thinks he can.
rake courage, then; resolve you can,
And strike an earnest, vigorous
Hoe out your row! hoe out your
We are showing a nice line of
adies' waists in Gtsorgette Crepe
ind Crepe de Chine in all the lead
ng colors and styles.
Mukashy Bargain House.
?t complete stock of auto accessories,
States Auto Tires and Inner Tubes,
fety Vulcanizers, Blow-Out Patches,
ire Gauges, Red-0 Skid Chains, Horns,
ng station for gasoline, and always
prices on Highest Grade Filtered Gas
Id by the Standard Oil Company.
Igefield, South Carolina
Booze or Bread?
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, former
government food expert, in an ad
dress in Atlantic City recently,
made a plea Kir national prohibi
tion as the greatest practical stroke
for economy and the solution of the
food problems of the day.
"Food for the allies isas import
ant, and perhaps more so, than new
forces of trained meu for the battle
fronts, so why threaten the supply
by waste in the manufacture of alco
holic beverages?" Dr. Wiley ask
'Booze or bread; there stands
your selection. In view of the fact
that the latest scientific investiga
tions show that alcohol is never
helpful, not even in small quantities,
we should, without question, choose
thc bread end of the conundrum.
"The argument I make here is
not the ethical or moral argument
in favor of prohibition, strong as
these points are, but simply a plea
for efficiency in the food supply of
this country and for the allies."
FOR SALE: Home grown corn,
strictly first-olass, at $1.90 per
bushel, f. o. b. trenton. M. J. Mil
ler, Trenton, S. C.
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