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Wednesday, September 5
How's this for an early autumn motto:
"Work more and eat less."
September has an "r" in it, but who
wants oysters yet?
They say there is hardly standing
room in the Columbia hotels.
It's about time tn "set the ball in
motion" for the county fair.
The 15.000 members cf exemption
boards over the country deserve more
sympathy than censure.
What is more penetrating than the
rays of Old Sol about the noon hour of
these September days?
As Cupid does most of his work in
the night time, it is difrk-ult to make
an intel'igent forecast, as to the Octo
ber crop of brides.
The cleaning up, morally, which Co
lumbia is receiving will be good for
the citizens as well as the soldiers.
. Germans lose not opportunity to
blow their own horn but your "Uncle
Sam" will yet blow 'em out the little
end of it.
The Germans are driving the Rus
sians and the Italians are driving the
Austrians. So, after all, these re
ported war drives about "even up."
With the cup of prosperity brimful
and running over it should not be a
very hard matter to make the 1917
county fair the best-very best-yet
Unreasonable is the man who re
ceives 5125 for a baie of cotton and
then "kicks" because he has to pay
10 or 12 cents for the old-time five
Who blames the fair sex for having
their heads turned by brass buttons
and uniforms? Even most any dead
hearted man is thrilled by the sight of
a manly fellow in a snugly fitting
. President Wilson's reply to the peace
proposals of the Pope, like most of his
official utterances, were "apples of
gold in pictures of silver." Marvelous |
man is our President.
If congress will tax "big business"
until it hurts-hurts as much as taxes
hurt the average individual-there will
be no dearth of funds with which to
prosecute the war.
Congress could well vote a few ob
structionists on indefinite leave of ab
sence. A handful of men-some in both
bodies-obstruct in every conceivable
way the passage of legislation that is
imperatively needed at this time.
Eight'dollars a day is what Columbia
hotels now charge for a room without
meals, so we hear. Wonder what the
legislators will do this winter?-Green
ville News. Buy 'em a Ford and go
home every night and back the next
Market Cotton Slowly.
Let's not market the cotton in too
great ha3te. Such a policy will play
into the hands of the mills and ex
porters. Money will be plentiful this
fall and there will be no need to rush
the crop in the market. If the wheat
and corn of the West were marketed
in about ninety days, as the cotton of
the South is, do you suppose the pro
ducers would realize the record-break
ing prices that have prevailed for the
past six months. Cereals are stored
in elevators and other places that are
provided. Then let the cotton growers
use as much good sound common sense
and realize what the staple is worth.
Considering thirty-cents bacon and
two-dollar-and-a-half corn, cotton at
30 cents is not high-priced cotton. The
time has about come when the cotton
producers, like the grain producers
are doing, can get what cotton is
Let's do it by not marketing too
Peace Proposals Untimely.
Mr. Henry Ford, Pope Benedict and
other individuals had better leave the
settlement of this great war to the
belligerent nations. President Wilson
did not rush into the struggle through
heat of passion. He has a definite
end to accemplish, as clearly set forth
in his reply to the latest peace propo
sal, and the American "days of war"
will not be called off until that end is
accomplished. The nations allied with
America are equally as determined to
prosecute the war until not a vestige
of Prussian autocracy is left to blight
and curse humanity. Premature peace
proposals only complicate matters and,
if they have any effect at all, tend to
prolong the war.
The First Increment.
No one in Edgefield fails to realize
now that this country is at war. From
one border of the country to the other
there is scarcely a home that has not
already been affected directly or in
directly by the recent calls for men.
Some have been allowed to remain at
home and others will be sent to the
front. In fact, the first increment, 10
strong, manly fellows, will go out to
day in a body for training in Camp
Jackson. Columbia. Edgefield has al
ready sent a number of brave fellows
to the various commands and camps
but the contribution to-day to the
country's army is the first body of men
to leave with the battle line in Europe
as their ultimate destination.
In the more or less remote future,
some historian will take up the task of
putting on printed page the history of
these and other days. And a position
of honor will be accorded the men who
have volunteered from this county
and those who compose the squad of
men who will take to-day the first step
in their maf-fh to the front The Ad
vertiser joins the people of the county
in bidding them good bye and in wish
ing that a safe and brilliant career
lies between this the clay of their de
parture and thf: day when they shall
return with victory perched upon their
God be with you. brave boys!
First Increment Goes to Camp.
Following instructions from the War
Department "the loc-il board sent 10
splendid young men to Camp Jackson
to-day. They assembled at the court
house, as ordered, early in the morn
ing and were given dinner at the Du
Bose hotel at 12:30 and left at one
o'clock in automobiles to catch the
Augusta Soe :ial at Trenton. Just be
fore entraining at Trenton Mr. S. McG.
Simkins made a brief patriotic speech
to the young men who are under com
mand of Mr. Jolly James Owdom until
they reach Camp Jackson.
Each of the young men was pre
sented with a "comfort bag" from the
ladies of the Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union and they appreciated
the thoughtfulness of these ladies.
By being selected for the first incre
ment, these young gentlemen have a
splendid opportunity for promotion.
They will be used in making ready for
the coming tof the drafted men into
The following is the roll of honor:
, James Preston Lanham, Clifton
Pruit, Thomas 0. Bryan, Benjamin F.
Lewis, Hampton Medlock, Frank
Smith, Henry Albert Lott, Jolly James
Owdom, John L. Holston, Pierce C.
The members of the local board are
indebted to Mr. Bettis Cantelou, Mr.
Wilbur Hading, Hon. J. Wm. Thur
mond, Mr. R. C. Padgett and Mr. W.
Cogburn for cars to transport the
young soldiers to Trenton. Mr. J. G.
Holland also offered hia car.
Death of Mrs. O. W. Lanier.
Friday morning, August 31, Mrs.
O, W? Lanier passed away at her
home in the Limestone section. She
had been ill for a long whiie but
bore her suffering patiently. Mrs.
Lanier was a member of Gilgal
church where the funeral was con
ducted Saturday morning and the
interment took place in the family
square of the cemetery. Bafore her
marriage Mrs. Lanier was Miss Sal
lie Harrison. This good woman
will be greatly missed by a large
circle of friends. Besides her hus
band she leaves four children, Mrs.
John Seigler, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs.
Sue Harrison and Mr. Robert La
nier. She also reared four grand
children, being children of her son
Mr. Walter Lanier.
We have the largest line in boys
and girls school Shoes in this sec
tion. We carry the entire line of
E. C. Skufiers, also some other
good brands. Try a pair it will
pay you, there is none better. A
new pair if don't give satisfaction.
(Continued from First Page.J
lost his self control.
The women of Edgefield associa
tion have done these things so long
that it has become second nature to
them, and a gift to the public which
they accept like fresh air and sun
shine, many times without apprecia
tion. They are saintly and self
sacrificing, gracious and hospitable
to the highest degree. There is a
great desire on the part of the
writer to say something about the
men of Hardy's, and ^e can scarce*
ly refrain, but must delay until a
little further on in this article.
The afternoon session was devo
ted to the Young Woman's Auxil
iary, of which Miss Emmie Lan
ham is associate superintendent.
Thi6 programme was in charge of
Miss Lanham, and began with a
processional of young women, lead
ers and members of auxiliaries.
Miss Florence Mims of Edgefield
conducted the devotions, and re
ports from auxiliaries were called
Miss Lanham's address was made,
using her chart, and was full of in
spiration. Miss Lanham then in
troduced Mrs. Geo. E. Davis, State
superintendent of the Y- YV. A.,
who made a wonderful address, and
wa& listened to with rapt attention
by all present, and many gentlemen
who had come in to hear her.
A demonstration of the Train
ing School work, called "Lasting
Foundations," was beautifully car
ried out by the following young la
dies of Republican church, each
wearing across her shoulders a motto
on yellow crepe paper, showing
some virtue encouraged at the
Training behool. These young la
dies were Misses Emmie Lanham,
who led thi exercise, Ellie Mathis,
Eva and Errie Adams, Grace Lan
ham, Lucy Ti ra m erin an, Mrs. W.
A. Stephens, Lila, Lena and -Minnie
The report on Aged Ministers
was read by 31 rs. YY. B. Cogburn,
and the message of our State presi
dent, Mrs. Chapman, by Mrs. W.
E. Lott, both of Edgefield.
"South Carolina's Place in ?the
Southern ?Union" was read bv Mrs.
J. W. Peak.
Mrs. W. H. Cannada, of P^disto
Academy, was then introduced to
the congregation, and spoke briefly
for Edisto Academy. She stated at
the close of her remarks that they
wished to purchase a piano for Ed
isto academy, and that a very cheap
but good one of the old-fashioned
variety had been found. The wo
men of Edgefield association con
tributed enough by subscription to
purchase the piano.
The last thing on the afternoon's
programme was the report of the
chairman of the mission study, Mrs.
W. S. Middleton, who made a
splendid talk on this subject, which
was worthy of more work than tbe
societies bad done for her this past
vear. not enough study classes and
reading circles being reported to
satisfy ber worthy ambitions in this
A very attractive demonstration
of the mission study idea was pre
pared by Mrs. Middleton, and the
young ladies brought over from
Cark's Hill to Take part as follows,
Misses Lula and Minnie McKie and
Misses Frances and Edith Rich.
Wednesday morning was the oc
casion for the Sunbeam programme
in charge of Mrs. Tillman. This
is always one of the most attractive
meetings of the whoie session.
The greetings were given by lit
tle Miss Estelle Cooper of the
Hardy's Sunbeam band, and this
was beautifully done, and responded
to by that bright and vivacious lit
tie lady, Elizabeth Lott of Edge
The roll call of bands was re
sponded to by a very promising
number of bright young girls, and
the Hardy's band by a splendid boy,
Badges of honor were presented
to the honor roll societies. Bethany
and Edgefield, little Grace Gillam
receiving the one from her band and
Elizabeth Lott from Edgefield.
Red Hill won a banner for hav
ing first met the apportionment, and
Edgefield for having exceeded the
apportionment by the largest
Mrs. Tillman made an encourag
ing report of the work done for the
year, and Eleanor Minis told a
story of the Red Mau, called the
"Gift of the Ohiyesa."
Mr. Lake's Sunbeam song and a
helpful demonstration of how a
Sunbeam society may reach the
standard of excellence was conduct
ed by Mrs. Walter Stephens, leader
of the Hardy's band.
The message from Mrs. Fizer was
read by Miss Kel lah Fair of Edge
When the time for announcement
arrived, everybody was charmed to
hear a great novelty for the mid
day meal. The best part of it was
that the men had prepared it, and it
was to be served at Meriwether hall
and was to be a barbecued dinner.
One of the visitors Had never seen a
barbecued meal and was the more
In a few minutes, eome riding and
some walking, Meriwether hall al
most in sight of the church was
reached, and there seemed to be no
end of people.especially of women,
but then there was also no end of
dinner, barbecued hash, rice, corn,
tomatoes, potatoes, and hogsheads
of tea and tons of ice and bread.
Everybody ate to their hearts con
tent, and the tradition that men
cannot cook has forever passed
away with all such passe supersti
tions. Some of the ladies slyly
asked of the Hardy's people if the
men did not get some help, being
slow to believe that they could pre
pare alone such a meal, but an em
phatic denial was immediately
The afternoon session was a short
one, but of interest.
Mrs. W. S. Middleton read the
resolutions, and the committee on
time and place, Mrs. Jessie Craf
ton of Horn's creek invited the
union to meet next year with the so
ciety there, which comes next in
The same officers were recom
mended by the nominating commit
tee, adding Mrs. VV. E. Lott as
chairman of mission study, and
Miss Kellah Fair as treasurei.
The report of obituaries was read
by Mrs. J. L. Miras, and the follow
ing names of the deceased read:
Mrs. Charles Strom, Rehoboth, Miss
Lucia Miller and Mrs. Julia Ham
mond, Republican; Mrs. Walter
Holston and Miss Cottie Young
blood, Edgefield; Mrs. Emma At
kins, Horn's creek.
At the close of this service "Shall
We Gather at the River" was sung
by the contri?iiation, and the thir
teenth annual session of the Wo
man's Missionary Union came to a
close to meet next August at Horn's
Immediately after the close of the
afternoon session. Rev. Joseph A.
Gaines preached his first sermon in
a series of meetings to be held al
that church. Mr. Gaines is very
popular in that section.
Delegates from the societies at
Mountain Creek, Bold Spring,!
Gil?ral and Red Oak Grove
were greatly missed. The Red Oak
Grove society has never failed to
have representation before, and on
this occasion it was the sad bereave
ment' of Mrs. Zelpba Thurmond,
president of the society, which pre
vented their corning. Mrs. Thur
mond has held her office as /presi
dent of a mission society Ipnger
than any woman in the association,
and was also president of the oldest)
society, which is Red Oak Grove, j
An addition to the afternoon pro
gramme was a lovely little song by
Edith Prescott, and a demonstration
in custuoie of Miss Lula Whilden's
Life Sketches, given by Mrs. Till
man and others.
Opening of School.
The Edgefield Graded and High
School will open Monday Septem
ber 17th. The opening exercises
will take place in the auditorium of
the school building at 9 o'clock.
All patrons are cordially invited
and urged to be present. Children
enterintr the first grade must be six
years old. All children must be
vaccinated or present a Physicians
certificate excusing them. Patrons
please see that your children buy no
books until they have first gotten a
1 ist of the books with prices of each
from the teacher. This list will
contain the books the child needs
now. Others will be gotten later.
I take this bpportunity of re
questing parents, both mother and
father, to closely examine the month
ly report showing the standing of
your children. If your boy or girl,
does not bring you this report on
Thursday after the ending of each
school month, please communicate
with me and I shall gladly make the
proper investigation. It is very
necessary that each child in the
district who intends attending
school this session be present the
first day. Perhaps some of you on
account of harvesting the crop will
not be able to have your children
attend regularly at first. If this bo
the case let them come the first
three or four days to be classified,
given their books and started in
T. J. Lyon.
Have you bought your children's
school Shoes yet? If you hav'nt
don't fail to look over our line, it
will sure please you. There is none
Try the celebrated Veedol oil;
Vcedol medium for Fords; Veedol
heavy for Overlands and Buicks
and Veedol extra heavy for Hudson
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Are You a Slacker or Are You
Doing Your Duty.
If you would avoid being placed
in the class with the "SLACKERS"
j you must be willing' to "CON
SERVE" TIME as well as "FOOD
There are numbers of people who
do not value time as they should.
During this world crisis "TIME" is
the most precious item there is, the
man who is wasting his "TIME" is
in one sense a "SLACKER."
There are numbers of people who
waste several days during the course
of a few months by not using good
judgment in carrying their cotton
to a gin where they get it at the
very quiekest moment, and will wait
[some times possibly a half day on a
few bales which happened to get
to the gin before they did, or pos
sibly waiting for on old worn out
belt to be repaired, which should
have been placed in the junk pile
long ago. You can avoid all this
trouble by Ginning at Alford's Gin.
He has ten gins and can turn out a
I hundred bales per day with all
He is in the market for seed all
I the time and also carries a stock of
meal and hulls. By ginning lhere
I you can save Time and Money.
He is located at the Oil Mill,
Edgefield, S. C. Give him your
giuning if possible.-Adv.
LOST-An old fashined gold
broach, an open ring with carved
gold bar across it. Lost between
Mr. N. L. Brunson's heme and the
cemetery, or in the cemetery. A
liberal reward offered if returned to
Miss Kellah Fair, Edgefield, S. C.
Acid From Iron Mineral Brings
Relief From Disease by
Removing Cause. .
USED IN PELLAGRA INSTI
Those headaches, singing in the
ears, dull tired feeling, black spots
on the skit, burning sensation, red
rash, and other 'systorns of pellagra,
I may be eliminated by the faithful
use of Acid Iron Mineral.
Pellagra is primarily a blood dis
ease and Acid Iron Mineral brings
relief by correcting the cause.
AcidTron Mineral is not a *'dope"
or patent medicine. It is obtained
from the only natural medicinal
iron mineral deposit of its kind
known to the world and in addition
to three forms of natural iron, con
tains potassnrr, magnesium, calcium
and sodium, medicinal properties
which your doctor will tell you are
effective in the treatment of the
blood, nerves, kidneys, stomach and
For more than thirty years doc
tors and hospitals have been using
A-I-M. Pellagra institutes are like
wise using it. Get a bottle of Acid
Iron Mineral to-day, it is nature's
own remedy for pellagra.
Use A-I-M iron ointment for skin
eruptions, old sores, eczema, etc.
I have a modern ]
contains all of the
seed thoroughly a
sample. Bagging \
Located just one ]
of Edgefield. Besi
every patron. You
bodv. Highest ma
I G. H. NIXON
I 851 Reynolds Street
Liberal Cash Advances
State of SouthJCarolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate
Whereas, Wade Jennings, of
above County and State has made
suit to me to grant him Letters of
Administration of the Estate and
effects of Nathan Jennings, late of
said County and State, deceased.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred ar.d creditors of the said
Nathan Jennings, deceased, that
they be and appear before me, in
the Court of Probate, to be held at
EdgefiJd, C. H., S. C., in my of
fice on the 21st day of Sept. (l9l7)
next, after publicatiou thereof, at
ll o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause,~if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my Hand, this 1st
day of Sept. A. D., 1917.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J." E. C. S. C.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
Court Common Pleas.
M. A. Jones-Plaintiff-against
Anderson Bronson, et. al.,-De
Pursuant to a decree in the above
entitled cause, I shall offer for sale
at public outcry to the highest bid
der before the Court House, Town
of Edgefield, County and State
aforesaid, on Salesday in October,
li) 17, the same being the first day
of said month, between the legal
hours of sale the following descrb
ed realty, tc wit:
All that certain piece, parcel or
tract cf land, situate, lying and be
in the County and State aforesaid,
containing seventy-four and 88-100
(74-88-1OO) acres, more or less, and
bounded as follows: North by lands
ol' Lawrence Wash; East by lands
of Mrs. Susan B. Hill: South by ,
lands of Mrs. Cornelia Uothran and
Mrs. Carrie Burnett, and West by
lands ol' Charlie. Bussoy.
J Terms of Sale: One-half cash,
i balance on a credit of one year,
I with interest from date of said ea.e,
; or all ^cash at purchaser's option,
j The credit portion, if any, to be
i secured by the bond of the
purchaser and a mortgage of
the premises. Said bond and mort
gage to provide for interest from
date, and ten per cent, attorney's
f?es, in case same shall be placed in
hands of an attorney for collection.
If purchaser at said sale shall fail
to comply with the terms thereof,
within one hour from the time of
said sale, said premises, upon direc
tion of plaintiff, or his attorney,
will be resold on said day at the
risk of the former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. H. CANTE LOU.
Master E. C.
Sept. 3, 1917.
Thc Best Tonic,
mm-ran & Mi 1 '"l ' laxative
B?TTSR??) Family Medicine.
jiimraus ginnery that
nd makes excellent
and ties always on
mile and a half east
t of attention ?iveii
r patronage will be
gin as cheap as any
rket price paid for
M. C. PARKER
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