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Wednesday, October 31.
The more bread goes up the less
No, the quart a month law does not
apply to persimmon beer.
After to-morrow cold storage eggs
can not be labeled "fresh."
President Wilson wants no peace
pact signed by the Hohenzollerns.
Have you had time to count the days
left for your Christmas shopping?
Some aviators say: "Let's eat, drink
and be merry for to-morrow we fly."
You will have less wheatless days
next year by sowing more wheat this
Glory be! Duns will be fewer. After
to-morrow it will cost three cents to
Now that the hot supper season has
opened the demand for razors will j
Have you signed a food conservation
pledge card yet? If not, do so before the
The man who raises plenty of food at
home does not worry when prices are
Those who have empty coal bins
regret that they failed to practice pre
paredness in mid-summer.
Have a part in the great patriotic |
food conservation movement. Sign one
of the pledge cards.
Wonder how many persons who are
holding cotton for 30 cents will have
the nerve to sell at that price?
Next to shouldering a gun, the sup
plying of funds for conducting a war
is the highest manifestation of patri
While Germany has won some spec
tacular victories over the Italians
during the past week, submarine disas
ters have been lighter.
Although floundering in mud in
Flanders, Gen. Haig's men make steady
gains. Wonder how long before the
cry, "On to Berlin," will be heard?
Next Sunday will be observed
throughtout the country and Go-to
Sunday-School day. Go and take some
one else with vou.
However paradoxical it may sound,
the best way to conserve food is by
serving at the same time more and
less food-more of some kinds and less
It seems that bottle toting and pistol
toting were very closely allied. Since
there has been less bottle toting the
ready pistol is not so much in evi
Already men are vieing with each
other as who shall fine the first gun in
the campaign for governor, Mr. Pee
ples, the present attorney general, be
ing the last to announce his candidacy.
The quitessence of altruism is found
in the willingness of the American
people to burden themselves with bonds
in order to loosen the bonds that fet
ter the German masses.
Wonder how many ribs or links of
sausage Mr. Hoover will let a fellow
eat for breakfast? Some of us have
bad meatless meals so long that all
prohibitions should be withdrawn for
a few day3 at least.
Commissioner of Agriculture Watson.
The death of Col. E. J. Watson Sat
urday was a distinct loss to the State.
As commissioner of agriculture, instead
of spending the greate r part of his
time in his office, as many public of
ficials are wont to do, he went here
and there over the State as duty called,
keeping in parson-il touch with thc ag
ricultural class,, always encouraging
and inspiring them. He was a man of
[Wonderful versatility, possessing thc
qualities that were needed to make the
office of commissioner of agriculture
of much real value to the people. The
farmers in many parts of South Caro
lina, with whom he has mingled and
counseled, will miss Ebbie Watson.
His place will not be easily filled.
Well Done, Charleston!
Notwithstanding the fact that a
large portion of Charleston's popula
tion is German, many of them born in
the fatherland, yet Charleston has
proven her loyalty and patriotism be
yond peradventure The people of
Charleston have unstintedly placed
their wealth at the command of the
government, having subscribed for
Liberty bonds far beyond their allot
ment. Nearly one-third of the Liberty
bonds purchased in South Carolina,
more than $5,000,000, were pur
chased by patriotic Charlestonians.
Those who are disposed to throw stones
at the "City by the Sea" must hence
forth withhold the up-raised hand.
There are no better people in all the
world than the true-blue South Caro
linians who reside in Charleston. This
has been proven many, many times.
Again we say, Well Done, Charleston!
Third Division Meeting of
The third division meeting of the
Woman's Missionary Union of
Edgefield Association met on Sat
urday with the Parksville church,
Mrs. J. M. Hussey the division
president in charge.
On the wall was the division
chart and banner, and lovely roses
on the table manifested the loving
interest and expectancy of the kind
friends at Parksville.
After the meeting bad been call
ed to order Mrs. Lamb of the Red
Oak Glove society led the devotions.
The welcome was given by Mrs.
Clifford Robinsou, and responded
to by Mrs. Thomas Miner of Plum
There were delegates from all the
five churches, composing the aeso
ciation, Clark's Hill, Modoc, Parks
ville, Plum Branch'and Red Oak
Grove. The reports made verbally
were encouraging in many respects.
Mrs. S. T. Adams of Clark's
Hill was present and reelected
secretary for the division.
Talks were made by Mrs. J. L.
Mims on the Standard of Excellence
and an explanation of the chart; by
Mrs. \V. E. Lott on Mission Studl
and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn on Per
Mrs. Lott presented the subject
of Mission Study from every
standpoint, making valuable sug
gestions to societies, and urging a
fall class wherever possible.
Mrs. Cogburn read the various
activities which are embraced under
the head of personal service and
magnified the importance of organ
ized personal service in each so
A pleasant feature of the after
loon service was a vocal solo by
VlissGazzie Osborne of Parksville,
iceompanied by Mrs. Aiken who
ilso furnished the piano music for
he occasion. Miss Annie McDonald
)f Parksville also assisted in the
Mrs. S. T. Adams conducted the
ifternoon devotions, and little Miss
Cornelia Bussey a daughter of Mrs. ,
C. M. Bussey recited an appropriate
election, entitled, "Do Missions
An encouraging letter was read
rom Miss Emmie Lanham, Y. W.
\. Supt of Edgefield association who
vas unable to be present and also ;
"rom Mrs T J Briggs urging the se
curing of subscriptions to RoyalSer
fice and Home and Foreign Fields [
ind the Baptist Courier.
At the recess hour the ladies of
Parksville served a substantial and
iaiuty luncheon on the grounds.
The weather was like summer, and
but for the dust the drive from
Edgefield to Parksville and back
was one of pleasure and profit.
The next meeting of the third
division will take place at Plum
Branch next April.
F. A. M.
MIILL1NERY: Several ship
raents in Ladies', Misses and chil
dren's shapes. Just received.
A large shipment of ladies Shoes
in while kid, chocolate and other
fancy tops, just received. Prices
S3.00 to ?io.OO.
Fresh Norfolk oysters always on
hand. Can serve you any style at
our restaurant or cell then: in bulk
for the home.
Edgefield Fruit Co.
An Open Letter To Congressman
James F. Byrnes.
The Liberty i?ond campaign i>
now over. OTi reading the man.\
newspaper reports, to my and man}
others surprise, your speeches wer?'
largely devoted lo an effort to bolstei
np your record and positions in
But since you have seen fit to d?
so, I now feel tu'ly at liberty tc
write you this public letter in justice
to the people and enter into the
discussion of a few matters of
In the many places I visited and
made speeches in the interest of
Liberty Bonds, I confined my re
marks solely to the cause of our
You are serving your fourth term
in Congress, and have not volunteer
ed. I conclude that you will ask
for a fifth.
I. -Are you willing to stand for
re-election on your whole record in
II. -Why did yon vote to least
(which was practically a sale) certain
coal lands in Montana to the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
Railway Company when Mr. Hill
iard, of Colorado, was begging you
and others to keep and lease to small
cities and towns to prevent the
women and little children of our
country from freezing?
III. - Why did you vote for an
Income Tax Law, whereby you im
posed a tax on all citizens,* leaving
YOUR salary of Sf,500.00 per year
exempt from the tax? and if not,
what did you do against it?
IV. -You could have asked the
people, by a rising vote, if they
would have refused to vote with the
President in his request to "turn on
the light", as Mr. Borland, of
Missouri, wanted you to do, when
he introduced this amendment on thc
Civil Sundry Bill calling for an
investigation in the HIGH COST
OF LIVING, and MANIPULA
TION of FOOD-STUFFS by the
SPECULATORS when the beef
trust and the Milling Interests in the
Country placed an exorbitant price
on the necessaries of life? WHY
DID YOU VOTE AGAINST THIS
V. Did you request aid or en
courage Congressman Claak to dis
tribute at the expense of the govern
ment his anti-draft speeches in this,
VI -Why did you not ask the
people for a rising vote if you did
right in making a vicious speech
against the DRAFT LA W calling
it, in your own words: "the rnost^
infamous proposition ever submitted j
to an American Congress?" And
then, did yon in a few days there
after vole for it? It strikes me thal
you should have been fair enough
to have asked them that.
? These are a few of the questions
whieh I defire for you t% aus wer in
public to the people. I hereby ask
you to meet me in open, friendly
and high toned debate, between now
and the assembling of Congress in
December, as afler that time you
may be engaged and not able to
come before them. You can name
dates and places.
G. L. TOOLE.
Look at the label on your
paper. Enough said.
Third Week of Court.
When The Advertiser went to
press last week the court was en
gaged with the suit of Mrs. Lucy V.
(4!.?vcr against the Georgia Carolina
Power for damag-?s in the sum of
36,400 alleged to have resulted to
her farm through the impounded
wator. As the jury could not agree
upon a verdict the court ordered a
When court convened Monday
mother damage suit was entered,
bekig that of Mr. J. A. Thurmond
against the Georgia-Carolina Power
Company. He alleges that he has
been damaged because the sanitary
or health conditions surrounding his
farm have been impaired by the im
pounding of the water by .the dam
constructed across the river by the
defendant company. The testimony
in the case has been completed and
today the jury will be carried in
automobiles by the sheriff to view
the property. This case, like all of
the preceding suits of a similar
nature, has able counsel on both
sides. The plaintiff is represented
by Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond and
lion. B. E. Nicholson and the de
fendant company by Sheppard Bros,
Wright and W right of Augusta and
Elliott and Herbert of Columbia.
The verdict of the jury is eagerly
FOR SALE:-Two milch cows,
fresh to pail. G. W. Adams.
For Sale-30.000 ft. of good dry
pine lumber, standard dimensions,
?10.00 at the mill. R, A. Wash,
Parksville, S. C. 10-24-2tpd.
Large Stock to Select From
We are better prepared than we have ever been to sup
ply the needs of our customers. We made large purchases
early, and all of the goods have been received. Every de
partment of our store is chock full of good values. We
cannot be undersold, when you consider values along with
Come in and see our large stock of Dry
Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats and Clothing.
Our shoes are from the very best manufac
turers in the country-nothing better made
for the money. We can fit every member
of the family.
We want to fit the men and boys in new suits for the
cold weather. Our garments are dependable in every way.
We guarantee them to give satisfaction.
We invite all of our friends to come in to
see us. You can make your entire bill for
the family at our store, and thereby save
money. Come in let us prove what we say
Daitch Bros. Bargain Store
Edgefield County Colored '?air* bpet?ng
The second annual session of the Edgefield County Colored Fair will begin
Tuesday, November 6th, and Continue Through the 9th
This session is destined to surpass all other efforts previously puf forth by the
colored people of said county to show their thrift along agriculture j?nes uncj
their loyalty to their country and ot>edience to the President by groWn.1?r more
foodstuff than ever before. This we shall show to the public within a few ^?ys.
We hope all persons in the county will bring some exhibits and assist in makiMr
the fair an overwhelming success.
We have put forth strenuous efforts to bring those things to the public that
we deem they will appreciate. '
There will be bands of different managers competing for the prize. Horse
racing each day. at which time the colored people will show some of their fast
est trotters and pacers.
We also have an up-to-date carnival, which carries amusements of all kinds,
but of such a nature that the most modest lady will enjoy with a smile.
Amidst all of this we have not forgotten the school teachers and students.
There will be a prize of $5.00 given to the best school float, and Friday, the
fourth day. will be known as children's day. All school children under 14< years
of age will be admitted free. This day will also be known as contest day for the
bands. A prize of $10.00 will be given to the band furnishing the best music.
All bands wishing to contest for the prize are asked to. participate in the parade.
We have two kinds of tickets-season and roll tickets. Season tickets for
adults $1.00, children 50c. Roll tickets for adults per day 3.5c., children 20c.
Season tickets may be purchased from Mrs. Sallie Butler, Rev. J. W. Shaw or
E. W. Anderson*
Amidst all of these things and our recognition of the schools, etc., we cannot
close this article without making special mention of the kindness shown us by
our many white friends, who wish us well, and have proved it by the many
pledges they have made to us as pri??es. We were very much pleased when our
soliciting agent returned from the white people with so many names, who so
willingly consented to give something as prizes to further encourage the colored
people in this 1917 fair. Our agent, Mr. Shaw, .?md Cherry, will begin to col
lect those prizes this week. We feel that we shall be equally satisfied with the
collections. The white people have proven that they are simply awaiting our
agent. Mr. James .Sheppard, son of ex-Gov. Sheppard, caljed one of the mem
bers of of the committee and gave him $1.00, which was his pledge. Good for f
him. He is tracking his father.
In view of the fact that there will be a large attendance of white school chil
dren and adults, the fair association has designated a special committee to ar
range for and make it comfortable for them during the four days of the fair, that
none of them will feel embarrassed for having come
Once each day the public will be will be entertained by one ofthebest orators
of both races.
The fair will be opened Tuesday with a speech delivered by Hon. P. B. Mayson of Edgefield at 2:00
P. M. Second day, Wednesday. Prof. R. W. Wesbury, Farm Demonstrator for Sumter county, will de
liver an address. Third day, Thursday, ex-Gov. Sheppard has kindly consented to deliver an address.
All persons coming in vehicles are asked to be on time, that their team may be cared for. All per
sons wishing to place exhibits will have them on the grounds not later than November 6th.
JOHN S. RAMEY,
REV. J. W. SHAW,
REV. E. W. ANDERSON,
J. H. CHEATHAM.