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Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, November 14,
Have you done your bit for the Y.
M. C. A?_
How much wheat have you planned
to sow? Better double the acreage al
ready decided upon.
In some way the prosperity of our
people was not noised abroad. We
haven't had a single circus this season.
Spot cotton has reached 29 cents on
the Augusta market, the highest price
since the Civil War. s
With the staple selling at 28 cents,
Christmas will not find much "cracked"
cotton in the fields.
Everything goes up except the sub
scription price of newspapers. Is it
not about time they were having their J
turn? _ _
Wanted: Some information as to
how to make hens lay. Ours are on a
strike, and it is not a hunger strike,
There is a greater mileage of good
roads in the county than ever before.
But the question is, How can we keep
our clay roads passable in winter?
Encourage the children to make a
contribution to the army Y. M. C. A.
fund. Explain to them the object for
which the money is being raised. It is
a splendid opportunity to impress les
sons of patriotism and generosity.
Every boy and girl within the school
age should be in school. Not two or |
three days in the week, but regularly
every day. Regularity counts much
in school work. The boy who is frequent- j
ly absent gets behind and becomes dis
couraged, loses interest.
November 29 is the day set for the
American people to give thanks, and
all of us have much to be grateful for,
even if our nation is involved in a great
war. Surely those left at home who
are in the midst of unprecedented pros
perity should give thanks every day
for the blessings that are showered
If the Russians have a civil war, The
Advertiser balks when it comes vto
printing those Russian names. Here is
a sample. A dispatch says, '"The new
Bolsheviki government has Teresttche- | (
nko and Monogaloff in jail and that
there is a battle in progess at Alexan
drovsk, two persons being killed at
"While there is not much evidence of (
"whiskey in the community, practically
no drunkenness, yet there is too much
being shipped in. The legislature will
render a good service to the people,
particularly the people who drink
liquor, if they revise the existing law
.by making it read a pint-a-month. A
pint a month ought to cure an ordinary
case of "sickness.
Government Calls Halt.
The conviction last week of one Mr.
Beard in the United States district
court for his treasonable utterances or
statements in his publication will have
a wholesome effect. We believe in the
liberty of the press, but first and fore
most must come loyalty, unquestioned
loyalty, to our country in this crisis.
Even statements that are calculated to
cause defection in the slightest degree
should not be published at this time.
The entire strength of the nation, in
cluding every profession and every
business, should converge or concen
trate upon the one great end to be ac
complished: the complete overthrowing
of the German autocracy. To achieve
this result, it is necessary that every
individual go the full length in loyal
support, rather than see just how far
the government will tolerate disloyalty.
The conviction of Mr. Beard in the
district court in Greenwood Friday will
have a wholesome effect.
War Work Council cf the Young
Woman's Christian Associa
tion, Edgefield, Saturday
Nov. 24, Baptist Church.
Many of our readers were interest
ed in the account of the Conference
recently held in Columbia by the
leaders of the Young Woman's
Christian Association in the inter
ests of woman's work for women
made necessary by the preeent war
The Young Men's and Young
Women's Christian Associations,
being interdenominational in char
acter, have become the chief
channels through which religious
and spiritual and recreational neede
of the camps have been supplied as
well as providing for women and
girls in communities adjoining can
tonments, in mobilization centers, in
munition and uniform factories, and
in foreign countries affected by the
war. "'It is our problem to safe
guard the girls", says the Young
Woman's Christian Association.
The newest work being done by
the Young Women's Christian As
sociation is the equipment of Hostess
houses at every camp, where moth
ers, sisters and wives of the soldier
boys, may go to have an opportunity
to spend a few hours together, and
where they may be served simple
meals, and be directed to suitable
lodging if they are overnight in the
Four million dollars must be rais
ed for this purpose.
At the recent meeting in Colum
bia, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, of Johns
ton, was appointed by the War
Council of the Y. W. C. A. as
ch'-.irman for Edgefield county.
Mrs. Hatcher has already presented
the work at Johnston and met with
a most generous financial response.
The plan is to have a meeting at
tho couuty seat, to which the
women of the town are invited, and
invitations sent to all the represent
ative women from the various
churches of ali denominations, ask
ing them to come and attend a mass
meeting, from which they gain in
spiration to return to their respective
communities and present the cause.
The following letter has been re
ceived from Mrs. Hatcher, which
will make plain the object and pur
pose of the meeting.
'I am thinking much about the
women of Edgefield county doing
their part for the Young Women's
Christian Association hostess houses
and am going to put myself into it
ALL I CAN.
Will you advertise a meeting at
Edgefield of all the town women,
and inviting so many from each
church or every denomination in the
oounty, to come to the mass meeting
and carry back to their women the
I can make but the one trip and
If the wemen who mean business
for their country and their girls,
will come to Edgefield with pencil
md note book and go home and stir
Lheir own, we will be able to do our
The date which will suit rae best
trill be Saturday before the fourth
Sunday in November.
A meeting was called immediately
Dn the reception of this letter of
several women from each of the
^burches in Edgefield at Mrs. W.
L. Dunovant's home Tuesday after
The response was very generous
ind at that meeting the plans were
irranged for the meeting on Satur
day before the fourth Sunday in this
nonth at the Baptist church. The
?xact hour of the meeting will be
mnounced next week in the papers,
ind through the pulpits, and by
jommittees who will notifv all the
The following committees were
Invitation to out-of-town societies,
Mrs. T. H. Rainsfcrd, Mrs. J. L.
Mims, Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Mrs. R.
Invitation in town: Mrs. J. W.
Thurmond, Mrs. W. A. Byrd, Mrs.
B. E. Nicholson, Mrs. A. E. Pad
sett, Mrs. J. W. Stewart, Mrs. L.
Y. Moore, Miss Ruth DeLoach,
Mrs. B Timmons.
Hospitality: Mrs. W. B. Cog
burn, Mrs. P. P. Blalock, Mrs. P.
B. Mason, Mrs. T. H. Rainsford,
Mrs. J. L. Mims, Mrs. N. G. Evans,
Mrs. E. P. Jones.
Twelve ladies, three from each
church on lunch committee.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant, chairman;
Mrs. J. H. Camelon, Mrs. E. C.
Bailey, Mrs. R. G. Shannonhouse,
Mrs. J. M. Lawton, Mrs. Bettis
Camelon, Mrs. J. W. Peak, Mrs. A.
E. Padgett, Mrs. W. A. Byrd,
Mrs. E. J. Norris, Mrs. H. N.
Greneker, Mrs. J. G. Edwards, Mrs.
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth J. W.
Halloween Party at Victoria In
On Friday night 2t.J inst, thanks
to the well written and timely notice
io your paper, we had a very pleas
ant and profitable evening at
The gas buggies brought people
from the fonr corners of Edgefield
and Aiken counties and from other
Refreshments were sold and en
joyed. The witch was on hand in
all of her (?) wiles and quite a
figure she (?) did cut in her (?)
somber robes, witch's cap, streaming
locks, and broom stick. She (?)
added not a little to the amusements
of the evening.
Mr. John P. Mealing entertained
the crowd with a negro sermon on
"The Prodigal Son." He was at
his best. His dialect and delivery
were so good that black "Mammy"
paused on a shout and said, "I am
just tell you Mr. Mealing show kin
preach." That was a true compli
Miss Mayben read, "The Goblins
will get you it you don't watch out".
The part of the excitedly enthusiastic
little girl was never played better
than by this accomplished young
lady on this occasion.
Her grace and beauty were never
shown to better advantage than on
The Improvement club tenders to
her its hardiest thanks fur her part
in making the evening a succe9.
She won the cake for being the mo9t
popular young lady.
I would like to give you a com
plete list of the good people present
but the list would look like an an
nouncement of the selective draft
so will refrain and give you the
amount of the fund the society
Miss Lyon says that she can see
new Hyloplate black boards in 'the
school room first of all the improve
ments and she wants to write thanks
all over it in gratefulness to the
teachers, friends, neighbors, and
the bachelors from our sister state
who were present.
The handsome generous bachelors
who, I think, were looking for
helpmates were so dazzled they
could not decide among so many
THE GREAT LAURANT AND HI8
At a meeting in New York, attended
by 300 magicians, Eugene Laurant was
decorated with a beautlfu' gold medal
and later nt a meeting of Chicago ma
gicians he received another gold med
al. This illustrates the high standing
of the great Laurant among those of
his profession as well as the public.
He has also appeared on several occa
sions before societies of scientific re
Each year Laurant changes his pro
gram, introducing big new features,
both tricks and illusions. This season
he is to have three assistants. One of
these will be Miss Helen Barnard, a
cornetlst of great skill.
A beautiful musical opening has been
arranged wherein Miss Barnard will
EUGENELAURANT AND COMPANY
take the part of trumpeter. She will
also brighten up the intermissions with
her musical monologues.
Mr. Laurant will also have his own
pianist; also a stage assistant to han
dle his many properties.
The production of the coming season
will be equipped in the usual lavish
manner that has characterized all his
entertainments, the stage settings sur
passing In beauty all previous efforts.
For more than seventeen years the
Great Laurant has been a Chautauqua
and Lyceum headliner. For more than
ten years he has appeared under Red
path management, a fact which speaks
During the years which he has de
voted to the Lyceum platform many
offers from vaudeville and theatrical
managers have been turned aside by
Mr. Laurant because he believed in the
Lyceum as a greater field in which to
present his work.
AU persons are hereby notified
not to hunt or trespass in any
manner whatsoever on my lands.
Tho law will be enforced against all
persons who fail to heed this notice.
This means everybody, without
L. G. Quarles.
Cold Weather is Here
Everybody must prepare for winter,
and an invitation is extended to you to
call at our store. We can supply just
what you need at a reasonable price.
Our stock of Dry Goods, Clothing,
Shoes, Hats and Notions is the largest
that we have ever shown. It was
bought early and everything is marked
at a reasonable price. You can buy of
us all you need for the entire family
and save money on the bill.
Make our store your shopping head
quarters when in Edgefield.
Daitch Bros. Bargain Store
Slate of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
Court Common Pleas.
Bank of Western Carolina,
Against-Walter Pagett, et. al.
Pursuant to a decree in the above
entitled canse, 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 December,
the eame being the 3rd day of said
month, between the legal hours of
sale the following described realty,
All that piepe, parcel or lot of
land, situate, lying and being in the
Town of Johnston, State and Coun
ty aforesaid, as lot No. 12 of Eid
son Heights, a Suburb of Johnston,
and being described as follows,
bounded on the North fifty feet by
lot, Guantee Trust Company; East
seventy-eight feet by lot of 0. M.
Kidson; South fifty feet by Mays
Ave. ; West by lot Jonathan But
ler, or 0. M. Eidson, seventy-nine
and one-half feet.
Terms of Sale Cash: If purchaser
at said sale shall fail to comply with
the terms thereof, within one hour
from* the time ?f sale, said premises,
upon direction of plaintiff, or his
attorney, will be re-sold on said day
at the risk of the former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. H. CANTELOTJ.
Master E. C.
Nov. 6, 1917.
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ABUTTERS ?ND KIDNEYS
Notice of Final Dis
( To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Joe Stevens has made
application unto thia Court for Fi
nal Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of Elbert Stevens de
ceased, on this the 7th day of No
vember, 19 IV.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at ray office at Edgefield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 8th
day of December, 1917, at ll o'clock
a. m., why said order of discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Judge Probate E. C.
Nov. 7, 1917-4t.
Ladies and Gentlemen
of Edgefield County:
, We have proven to you over and over again that
we make good every claim we make in our ad
vertisements. We never make a statement
about our stock that is not absolutely true. We
have purchased our stock this fall to the best
possible advantage and will sell to our friends at
a reasonable profit.
We have just received some late shipments in very
stylish Coat Suits for ladies that will please the ladies
in style, quality and price. Also large assortment of
Cloaks, Waists and Skirts in all of the latest weaves
and colors. Come in and let us show you.
We invite the men and hoys to see our large stock of
Suits and Overcoats. We can fit your form, your taste
and your purse. .
In our Shoe stock we are stronger than ever. Every
thing from heavy every-day work shoes to the finest
dress shoe. Can fit every member of the family.
WE INVITE 0U1? FRIENDS IN TO SEE US
Mukashy Bargain House