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the posLoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, November 21,
Wonder how'many farmers in Edge
field county will be liable to the income
tax this year?
We haven't yet heard that the ex
cesss profits* tax has been levied on
When our Edgefield boys are "some
where in France" we will read the
war dispatches more eagerly.
Wonder if the legislators can not be
induced to decide that one pint a month
is enough to cure ordinary "sick
A'peep into the express office
leads one to believe that the health of
our people is not as good as it was
some monts ago. And hundreds of
others will be "ailing" before Christ
Draft Law Should be Amended.
When congress convenes, among the/
earliest matters to receive attention
should be the passage of an amendment
to the selective draft law requiring
aliens, or foreigners who have not
taken out naturalization papers, to
serve in the army. It is not just to
our American citizens to require them
to enter the army and then allow men
of foreign birth who enjoy the privi
leges of citizenship and have the pro
tection of our laws to receive dis
charges from the local boards. Un
der the present draft law no alien or
person who is the subject of another
country can be forced to serve in the
Everybody Should Assist.
The drafting for the first quota or
increment ofjthe army has been prac
tically completed andjvery soon'amend
ed or revised regulations will be issued
for the selection of additional men for
military service. Many of those who
have registered will need assistance in
answering questions that will be pro
pounded under the new regulations.
President Wilson has called upon
teachers, lawyers, men of other pro
fessions and the citizens generally to
volunteer their services to the end
.that the work of selecting the next ar
my proceed with all possible haste. It
is hoped that men will offer every pos- ;
sible assistance. Hon Thomas P. ?
? Cothran of Greenville, president of the
South Carolina Bar Association, has '
addressed the following open letter to
the members of this association:
"By reason of my officiai connection
with you this communication is so ad
dressed, but it is intended to reach
ev?ry practicing lawyer of the State.
"The president of the United States 1
has called for your active co-operation
and assistance in the great undertak
ing of selecting and moblizing the
second contingent of the National f
Army. He declares: 'I urge men of
. the legal profession to offer them
? selves as associate members of the *
Jegal advisory boards to be provided
??i each community for the purpose of ?
advising registrants of their rights
and obligations and of assisting them *
m the preparation of their answers to
the questions which all men subject ;
to draft are required to submit.' (
"The governor of the State will, .
within a few days, appoint a legal
advisory board for each county in the '
State, of which notice in the public <
prints will be given. As soon as these |
boards shall have been appointed,
they will secure the written pledge
of every lawyer in the respective coun- j
ties to become associate members of
these boards, and to carry out the re
quest of the president of the United <
States. It is suggested that as soon
as those lists shall have been com
pleted they be published in the county
papers, so that every registrant will
know that upon application he will
have the unstinted co-operation of
the local attorneys in the work in
"There never has been a military
epoch in the history of the nation
that has not been brightened by
the valor and sacrifice of you and
your ancestors, members of the pro
fession; the sons and grandsons of
those who served and suffered will
not now fail the nation in its stress, "
Patriotic Gathering at Johnston.
All of the people of Johnston
came together in the Methodist
church last Sunday niyht, the meet
ing combining religious service* and
a patriotic rally to raise funds for
the war work of the Young Men's
Christian Association. It was the
writer's privilege and pleasure to
attend as county chairman, and the
occasion gave us an opportunity to
see first hand the beautiful harmony
and commendable spirit of co-opera
tion which prevail among the John
ston people. While we have al
ways held the good people of John
ston in the very highest esteem, yet
what our eyes beheld and what our
ears heard Sunday night has caused
us to have still greater admiration
for them. The programme, which
is p-iven in detail by our Johnston
correspondent this week, was ad
mirably arranged, and every word
was fitly spoken, arousing the large
audience to a white heat of patriotic
zeal and enthusiasm. Had the Kais
er taken a peep into the Methodist
church of Johnston Sunday night
he would at once have made a bona
fide proposal of peace.
When the opportunity was given
fir voluntary contributions they
were announced so fast that two
secretaries could scarcely record
them, the amounts ranging from
$50.00 to dl.Ou. The fact that
?1,240 was raised in a short time
shows that large subscriptions weie
in the preponderance. Since Sun
day night Johnston has increased
its subscriptions to the Y. M. C. A.
to &il,320, for which the county
chairman is profoundly grateful. We
shall never forget the generosity and
cordial co-operation of the pastors
and people of Johnston.
Our Government Call to the
Up to this time little grain and
especially wheat has been seeded.
There is little time left if we ex
pect to obtain a profitable crop at
harvest time. Surely our people
have not forgotten the call by our
Government for the seeding of an
increased acreage in wheat to the
amount of thirty-seven per cent,
over last year. Last year's acreage
in the state was 225,000 acres. In
order to meet the demands of the
Government we should seed 350,
000 acres. This is absolutely nec
essary if we are to do our part in
furnishing the bread supply for our
armies and the armies of our al
We are asking our young men to
defend our honor and our liberty,
if need be by giving up their lives.
If they are willing to die for us,
surely our people should be willing
to live for them.
County demonstration agent W.
E. Stokes is being assisted by de
monstration agent Z. D. Robertson
of Hampton county and county
Superinten of Education Fuller in
a wheat and pig campaign through
out the county. The idea being to
visitas many schools as possible
and distribute pledge cards to the
pupils and in this way get the
parent to agree to plant two acres
of wheat to the plow and to add
on one more brood sows.
All boys on farms between the
ages of ten and eighteen years de
siring to enter corn or pig club
work should hand their names in to
their school teacher, and in the
mean-time sow a half acre down to
rye for grazing.
Use your cocnty demonstration
agent.His headquarters are in Eden
field. Maybe be can be of assistance
to you. His services are free.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esq., Probate
Whereas, E J Parkman has made
mit to me, to grant him Letters of
Administration of the Estate and
iffects of W. J. Parkman.
These Are Therefore to crte and
idmonish all and singular the kin
ked and ..Creditors of the said W.
T. Parkman, deceased, that they be
md appear before me, in.the Court
)f Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
3. H., S. C., in my office, of Dec.
Uh, 1917, after publication there
>f, at ll o'clock in the forenoon,
;o show cause, if any they have, why
;he said Administration should not
Given under my Hand, this 20th
3ay of November, A. D., 1917.
W. T. KINNAIRD.
Probate Judge. E. C.
Nov. 20, 1917-3t.'
For Rent or Sale-Good farm
eight miles south of Edgefield C. H.
Address R. , F. D., Box 5, North
Augusta, S. C.
Mr. Toole Takes Mr. Byrnes to
Task on His Plea of Dignity.
So you do not care to meet me
now in debate or explain those ques
tions to the people?
lu additiou to your last letter
declining to meet me, you have said
in print that "I do net think it
dignified", meaning to debate or ex
plain mv question. THIS SMACKS
OF AUTOCRACY, SURELY NOT
DEMOCRACY. The book of man
in the Book of All Books says
"FOLLEY IS SET IN GREAT
DIGNITY. The great "I am" on
man power without regard for an
accounting to the people, whom you
are supposed to represent. I trust
that the time will never come for
me to hide behind a highness, dignity
or nobility to keep from answering
for my political transgressions.
The five hundred words used to
show why you should not explain
and answer to the people would have
answered all of my questions fully.
But the responsibility rests upon
you. How could the giving of an
account of your votes and acts, at
this time, toan interested citizenship
hurt our country's cause or imperil
her future? With your rabid
speeches scattered throughout the
dietrict, the people want to know
how you VOTED. This will have
to be done, so that it may be deter
mined whether your present
PATRIOTISM will square with
your OFFICIAL RECORD.
You seem concerned about my en
trance fee of 8250. It is true, that
I haven't as much money as your
self with your opportunity of FOUR
TERMS in CONGRESS, for AC
CUMULATION. But you need
not fear when the time comes, I will
get it together.
You must not forget that you are
still a servant of the people and not
their master, and they have a right
now and at all times, whether cam
paign year or not, to demand an ex
planation of your acts and votes.
Pas^experience has taught them re
ports and eleventh hour letters are
to be shunned.
You have tried to evade my ques
tions by saying they are misleading
and untrue, with the CONGRES
SIONAL RECORD, in your hands,
and you know that very few of the
people have got them and cannot
get them. The record cannot be
rubbed out. You are afraid "to
turn on the light."
G. L. TOOLE.
Is Like Different Man
After Taking Vitona.
Had Lost Twenty Pounds.
KIRBY GAINS SIX POUNDS IN
TWO WEEKS-IS IMPROV
ING EVERY DAY.
"I wouldn't take all the money in
Columbia for the good Vitona has
done me," said J. M. Kirby, 1910
Hampton Street, a well known Co
lumbian citizen, a few days ago.
"Yes Sir" continued Mr. Kirby,
"the rpsults I obtained from Vitona
have simply been amazing, fori had
been going down hill fifteen months
and could find nothing to check my
troubles until I took Vitona. I've
been taking it only two weeks and
have actually gained six pounds, al
"1 was in a .very bad run down
condition and was losing weight
and strength every day. In fact, I
fell off twenty pounds. I was so
nervous at night I couldn't sleep
and all during the day I was tired
aud listless. I was also troubled
with indigestion and couldn't eat
hardly anything without suffering
afterwards. I got so weak it was
all that I could do to work and
several times I came pretty near
giving up altogether.
"I shall always bless the day I
began taking Vitona for I began
then to regain my lost health, after
the first few doses, and now I'm not
like the same. I have a good appe
tite, eat anything ?I want and my
food agrees with me perfectly. I'm
not nervous any longer, my sleep
is sound and restful and I get up
every morning feeling jast fine.
My work is no longer a burden but
instead is a pleasure to me. I am
gaining in weight and strength
every day and am beginning to feel
like my old self again. My wife
says 1 am always talking about
Vitona and praising it for almost
making a new man of me. It's the
finest thing of its kind I have ever
Vitona is sold by druggists.
The J. M. Sawyer Farm on Long
Cane Road, two miles from John
ston. Good buildings, fine farm.
Apply to the Bank of Johnston or
P. D. RISINGER,
Ehrhardt, S. C.
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
and High School..
First Grade: Bertha Bussey, William
Byrd, Mary Cantelou, Jim Covar,
James Deal, Elizabeth Kemp, Dorothy
Marsh, Walton Mims, George Edward
Sheppard, Martha Stewart, Monroe
Second Grade: Fitzmaurice Byrd,
Rudolph Davis, Carolyn Dorn, Mazie
Kemp, Hiram Lowe, John Nixon, Ned
Nicholson, Byrnes Ouzts, Harry Paul*
Maurice Rubenstein, Mary Thurmond,
J. R. Timmerman.
Third Grade: Effie Allen Lott, Orlando
Morgan, June Nicholson, Margaret
Strom, Martha Thurmond.
Fourth Grade: Clyde Arthur, Mary
Lilly Byrd, Albert Rainsford, Kathrine
Fifth Grade: Felicia Mims, Mae
Rives, Robert Tompkins.
Sixth Grade: Isabel Byrd, Allen Ed
wards, Ruth Hart, Elizabeth Lott, Ed
win Rives, John Wells.
Seventh Grade: Raymond Folk,
Helen Nicholson, Robert Ouzts, Lillian
Pattison, William Strom, B. E. Tim
merman, George Tompkins, Mitchell
Eighth Grade: William Folk, Lois
Ninth Grade: Coralee Cogburn,
Frances Jones, Sara Lyon, Edith
Tenth Grade: Hob Byrd, Edwin Folk,
James Porter, Lucile Ryan.
Eleventh Grade: Annie Sue Broad
water, Neta Ouzts.
GONE FOR GOOD.
Results That Last Are What Ap
peal to Edgefield Peopl e.
Kidney sufferers in Edgefield
want more than temporary relief.
They want results that last
Results like Mrs. Lowe tells
Hers was a thorough test.
Tnree years is a long time..
Doan's Kidney Pills have stood
the test and stood it well.
Why experiment with an untried
People here in Edgefield have
shown the way.
Read the story of Mrs. K- L.
Lowe of Cedar Row. She says:
4My back had bothered me for
months and I became weak and run
down. From other symptoms I
knew that my kidneys were at fault.
Doan's Kidney Pills gave me quick
and positive relief." No trouble
More Than Three Years Later
Mrs. Loweflaid:"I have had no occa
sion to use Doan's Kidney Pills for
several years. They have cured
me of all symptoms of kidney dis
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that Mrs. Lowe has twice publicly
recommended. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
and an invita
call at our ste
what you ne
Shoes, Hats a
that we har
at a reasonab
us all you n<
and save moi
Make our s
Large Stock of
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will he a pleasure to
show you through our stock. Every department is constantly re
plenished with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which
has every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as
new. Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
A Cordial Invitation
We invita our Edgefield friends, la
dies and gentlemen to make our store
tlieir headquarters, their stopping place,
when in Augusta.
We are showing the largest stock of
men's wear that we have ever pur
chased. It will be a pleasing to show
Our ladies' ready-to-wear department
is on our second floor.
The J. Willie Levy Co., AUGUSTA, GA.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
eather is Here
must prepare for winter,
,tion is extended to you to
Dre. We can supply just
?ed at a reasonable price.
of Dry Goods, Clothing,
,nd Notions is the largest
ve ever shown. It was
and everything is marked
?le price. You can buy of
Bed for the entire family
ley on the bill.
tore your shopping head
n in Edgefield.
ros. Bargain Store