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/. L. MIMS.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at SI.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the posLofiice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
anless accompanied by the writer's
a am e.
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, May 15.
fffl?t SAVING S STAMPS
ISSUED BY TUB
Buy Them And
?Help Win The War
\*OR SALE EVERYWHERE
Show your patriotism by eating
Brass buttons cause many a maid
to fall an easy prey of Cupid.
Jacksonville was voted dry yester
day, which was another blow :o John
What has become of the old-time
farmer who called his hogs every
morning before day?
Every day of inactivity on the
western battle front means a decid
ed gain for us and our allies.
About the cheapest thing in South
Carolina is human life. Too many
cob-webs are allowed athwart the
Winning the war should be the
first consideration of every citizen.
Making money in a crisis like this
should be secondary.
Statesmen, politicians, demagogues
and citizens have gathered in Colum
bia today to attend the State Demo
The support you give to the Red
Cross work is a test of your patrio
tism. Supply every need of the boys
who are fighting YOUR battles.
What has become bf the old-time
farm hand who "chopped"' cotton by
the acre? Probably some of them are
living in leisure on government mon
ey now. j
Judging from the enormous price
that the Germans have had to pay
for every foot of ground they have
gained, the soil of France must be
We grow a little suspicious when
we see the names of chronic politi
cians among those who attend a cot
ton growers' convention. It leads
one to believe that they "have an
axe to grind" as well as have cotton j
Americans are a little slow but
when they realize that things must
be done they DO them. Ships were
needed to win the war and they are
being built at a very rapid rate.
We have a sneaking notion that
the Kaiser is secretly planning for
a voluntary retirement to some se
questered spot when the "made-in
America" peace shall have deprived
him of his crown, rather than meet
the fate of Napoleon.
Newspapers are being used more
and more for advertising religious
services. We mean real advertise
ments in heavy display type, not mere
ly fr<e notices in the news columns.
Why should not the churches adver
tise? The devil employs every means
possible to establish his kingdom.
President Wilson is in command
of the American forces and he is
under the authority of Mrs. Wilson.
So it follows that the Lady of the
White House is first in authority in
America. Well, woman-rule is migh
ty good government after all.
Winthrop College will send out
this year 179 graduates. The sending
of so many thoroughly educated
young women into every nook and
.orner of the State augurs well for
the future of society. Each one of
thsse young ladies will be a center
of wholesome and helpful influence,
being a little leaven that will leaven
an entire community.
Day of Prayer
Presiden!? Wilsen and Governor
Manning have both sec apart
a day of fasting and supplication for
divine aid to thc end that our armies
in Europe may win a speedy victory
over the cruel hordes of central Eu
rope. Let the day be fittingly ob
served throughout Edgefield Coun
ty. Man-power alone will never win
the war. Victory must come through
a higher source. The sooner our
people fully realize this, the better
it will be for our cause.
Columbia's First Duty.
More important to Columbia now
than anything else-more import
ant even than winning the war-is
the apprehension and punishment of
the demon in human form who mur
dered James McC?oughlin Saturday
night. It has been a long time since
a murder more foul was committed
in South Carolina. The depravity of
the man who planned and committed
so unspeakably horrible a crime is
second only to that of the Huns.
The ferocious beasts of the jungle
are not any greater enemies of hu
manity than the brute in human form
who slew this man while asleep in
the heart of the capital of the State.
Columbia's first duty is to bend
every effort and concentrate every ?
agency upon the apprehending and
punishing of this vilest of criminals
to the fullest extent of the law. And
we confidently believe that the peo
ple of Columbia will leave no stone
Dealers Must Have Permit to Pur
chase Flour. ,
An order was issued yesterday by
William Elliot, food administrator
for South Carolina, that no whole
sale or retail dealer in South Caro
lina may purchase flour, until fur
ther notice, except with the permis
sien of the food administration.
This ruling of the State food ad
ministration applies to all who deal
in flour, including commissaries.
This action has been taken by the
food administration simply as an em
ergency measure. Until the new
wheat crop comes in there will be
close figuring to keep an adequate
flour supply. Steps are therefore
taken to assure to the people of
South. Carolina that one section of
the State will not be plentifully sup
plied with fiour while another sec
tion goes begging because of lack
of flour. The appeal to the people of
the State is to be fair and liberal to
their neighbors. The new crop will
be available by August.
The order issued yesterday reads
"To Wholesale and Retail Flour ?
Dealers in South Carolina:
"You are hereby notified to ap
ply by May 20 for blanks on which
to make report of flour on hand.
Those who fail to write for blanks
or to make report of flour through
neglect or otherwise may later find
themselves in an embarrassing situ
! ation in obtaining supplies.
By order of
(Signed) "William Elliot.
"Food Administrator for South Car
j When this inventory is completed,
the food administration will know
what sections of the Stute have ex
cess of flour and which sections are
short of a 30 days' supply. Overstock
ed dealers in this State will then be
aided in moving their flour, and deal
ers who are short will be quickly
No notices of the new order will
be sent out to dealers direct by the
food administration, and the publi
cation of the new order, in the press
and at postoffices, will bc deemed
sufficient for all dealers.
Blanks should be applied for at
once, to William Elliot, food admin
istrator for South Carolina, at Co
We have the largest and bec
stock of this neighborhood, no ma t
ter what you need in dry goods you
will always hud it here for less
We have a larire assortment of
silk dresses in Taffettas, messaline
and crepe de chine.
LOST-A broach containing 23
pearls, with 2 or 3 of them lost ont.
Broach lost in tonn of Edgefield.
Reward will be paid to finder.
'Leave broach at Advertiser office.
[4 10-:u Mrs. R. E. Chesham.
Pretty assortment of ladies' ready
to-wear hats-all stylishly trimmed.
I '.mesura sorct, buiot ?WHJUIC? -Von't Cus?,
riic wor?t cases, no mattel o? liow long siaudim;
,:re cured by thc wonderful, oM icliable JJI
Porter's Autistic Hen Hag Di!. It relieve?
.'?iu and l.eali ii iii-.' HMIM? ?:~?5c. 5?c. ?LO
Thc Press for Christian Temperance.
(Frances E. Willard.)
''The mightiest of the mighty means
On which the arm of progress leans.
"Why should the devil have all
the good tunes?" was the clear-cut
question of good John Wesley.
Why should the devil have so
much printer's ink?" was from the
first a leading question among white
ribbon women. In every village-, town
and city of the world in these days,
there is, as a rule, some sort of news
paper, to establish which cost the
proprietor a snug sum of money. To
keep it going makes a constant de
mand on his purse. We women could
no more have started these papers
than we could have made a world,
but if we have the tact and talent, or
to state it more correctly, the good
common sense to put a mortgage on a
few square inches every week in
the columns of these papers, it is
just as well as if we owned that
amount of space, which, if paid for
at advertising rates, would cost an
incalculable amount of money.
There is net another line cf work
except that of gospel meetings which
our women have taken up with so
much alacrity, for they are quick
witted enough to see that there is
not in the world another power where
we can bring to a focus so much in
fluence for the spread of temperance
principles and temperance practice
as the newspapers, because they go
everywhere and are read by all peo
ple. The voice that speaks dies on
the air almost before its echoes reach
us, but the firm types and black ink
hold through months and years. The
newspapers that issue from the press
in New York city may be read in
Yokohama, Melbourne, St. Peters
burg, and in the Islands of the Sea.
When you have got a thought into
"cold type" it is there "for keeps."
There is no magician in this age
like the clear-headed, far-sighted man
or woman who impresses the
thoughts that he believes are God's
truth, upon the printed page.
The universal complaint concern
ing our local press superintendents
is that while they "run well for a sea
son" they are apt to "grow weary
in well doing," and seem to forget
that it is "in due season" that "we
shall reap if we faint not." Innu
merable editors have said to me, "I
gave a quarter of a column" (or a
half as the case may be) "to your
superintendent and she. sent me ma
terial to fill it for a month, three
months, six months, or possibly a
year, and then the whole thing drop
ped." Other editors have said, "If
we could count upon the copy as a
certainty and that it would not come
in too late, we would set aside the
space, but the women do not seem
to understand that an hour or even
a moment makes all the difference c
in a newspaper office between hav- n
ing what is sent put in the paper or vv
in the waste paper basket." h
Verily, we must be up to time as y
well as up to date if we expect to w
inspire the confidence of that much c;
tormented dignitary, the editor. 0
Another mistake that we some- w
times make is to devote our attention tl
wholly to the local editor. A paper Cl
of importance is divided into apart
ments each of which is under the care u
of some one member of the staff, p
and an ingenious press superintend- w
ent will not only try to secure the n
insertion of local news on the city t]
page, but will furnish every now e
and then a story, a bit of verse, an v
anecdote, a pithy paragraph for ihe ti
home column or the scientific selec- ^
tions; indeed, there is hardly a sub- p
division of the paper for which an n
ingenious woman would not be able c,
to find, from time to time, appropri- p
ate and attractive selections. n
One of the most neglected fields tl
is reporting the sermons and address- tl
es of temperance men and women.
How often have we found in the lo- fj
cal press some account of where we tl
had come from and were going to, sj
some account of our general appear- tl
ance or manners, some friendly hope ti
expressed or adverse prophecy, but cj
almor.t never any setting forth of t(
WHAT WE HAD SAID. s]
If our press superintendents in a]
the large cities and towns could se- D
cure stenographic reports at least of a
the leading addresses made, in the ^
course of the year they would be
furnishing to the public the latest ^
and best facts and illustrations of ti
those who are constantly studying fi
the movement, and whose method of t(
presenting it to the public has prov
ed so satisfactory that a large audi- ~r
ence is assured to them wherever
they go. c,
A. ready lead pencil is the magic 0
wand of power to a press superinten- p
dent, whether she be national, state "
or local. To catch an expression "on ^
the fly" is an art for which women
are peculiarly adapted by reason of
their quick thought and quicker sym- ?
pathy. If we learn to be on the alert p
for the department under our care tl
we shall constantly be hearing some-,
thing that helps to illustrate and ex- ^
tend its influence. It is. practically d
impossible for two or three white u
without developing experiences, in
ribbon comrades to come together, ?
WE ? 1
idents or arguments that would be
mst helpful to that larger number
mom the reformer must constantly
ave in mind, for as the material of
ie sculptor is marble on which he
.orks untiringly with hammer and
nisei, so "people" form the material
f the temperance apostle, upon
?hich he' is steadily trying to make
ie impress of his own thoughts and
A mother's hand smoothing the
rappings around her little child to
rotect and shelter him is not more
'orthily engaged than a woman's
and that pens high and noble
loughts, which passing under the
ye of untaught childhood and
outh produce that arrest of atten
on in thc mind from which every
ood cause has everything to hope,
br this reason there is to my mind
othing secular but everything su
red in the contemplation of the
ress department through which we
ave, as white ribbon women, spread
ie pure light of a pure life over
ie nations fast and far.
Wc should be grateful to those
riendly men who have opened to us
ie use of their columns, and we
?ould do our utmost to win and hold
mir respect, not only for our inten
ons, but our clear, practical saga
?ty in furnishing them suitable ma
;rial with which to occupy the
pace they have kindly given. We
re nearer to victory than we first
elieved; the day begins to dawe
nd the shadows flee away.
We respectfully announce the Hon.
f. G. Evans as a candidate for re-elec
on to the House of Representatives
rom Edgefield county and pledge him
> abide the result of the primary
I respectfully announce that I am a
andidate for re-election to the office
f auditor of Edgefield county and
ledge myself to abide the result of
ie primary election.
J. R. TI M M ER M AN.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
I respectfully announce that I am a
andidate for the office of County
reasurer of Edgefield county, and
ledge myself to abide the result of
ie Democratic primary.
JOE LAKE PRINCE.
I hereby announce that lam a cand?
ate for re-election to the office of
reasurer of Edgefield county, pledging
lyself to abide the result of the Dem
JAMES T. KIMS.
SING THE BO'
J can do it by buying of thc
J berty Loan. This is the las
ii can do your bit to help the
Y ARE GIVING THEIR LP
PT YOU GIVE YOUR DOLLA
ecial for One Week 0
b skirts to fro at one-third off.
;arly in the season of the year I
s class of goods. So be on han
ect your size.
> a trial in the Shoe and Hos
nts. We are sure that we car
we are not satisfied with any s
tonier doesn't like.
ress Goods department, alono; v
ry and Underwear departsmei
'over the top"' when it comes
that always says, Ti
FOR JUDGE OF PROBATE.
I respectfully announce that I am
a candidate for re-election to the
office of probate Judge of Edgefield
county and pledge myself to abide
the result of the primary election.
W. T. Kinnaird. j
I hereby announce that I am a ?
candidate for re-election to the of- j
fic? of coroner of Edgefield county j
and pledge myself to abide the re
suit of the Democratic primary elec- j
T. E. Byrd.
For Sale-:-?U0 bnshels of Cleve
land Mig Holl cotton seed at Si.25
per bushel, and ?00 bushels of corn
in the shuck at ?-J.'J") per bushel.
E. L. Ryan, Trenton, S. C.
LOST: One bay mare lu years j
old with .nane sheared, and tail I
bobbed, was hitched to an open bug
gy with end springs and red run
ning gear. J. T. Rhoden, H. F I).
.J, Johnston, S. C.
A full line of Hams and Break
fast StripSj fresh every 10 days.
Try our Georgia Cane Syrup. ?Oots,
L. T. May.
A large shipment of shapes and
riboous. Arrived to day.
Have just received a shipment of
Georgette and crepe de chine waists.
FOR SALE.-I offer for sale the
furniture and equipment of the
Edgefield post-office, consisting of
lock boxes, desk, scales, iron safe,
etc. Mrs. Eva W. Ouzts.
FOR SALE-White table peas for
seed, also sorghum seed. Large
quantities at cheap prices. Also one
car of lumber and one car of laths.
E. S. Johnson, Edgefield, S. C.
For Sale: About 50 bushels of
King Cotton seed at $1.50 per bush
el. A. A. Cheatham, Edgefield, S. C.
5-S 2 t. pd.
New Orleans mola&ses in lu-gallon
kegs at 75 cents per gallon.
L. T. May.
YS OF THIS
v?t h the
Winthrop College Scholarship
_and Entrance Examination..
The examination for the award
of vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College and for admission of new
students will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 5, at
9 A. M., and also on Saturday, July
6, at 9 A. M., for those who wish to
make up by examinations additional
units required for full admission to
the Freshman Class of this institu
tion. The examination on Saturday,
July G, will be used only for making
admission units. The scholarships
will be awarded upon the examina
tion held on Friday, July 5. Appli
cants must not be less than sixteen
years of age. When scholarships are
vacant after July 5 they will be
awarded to those making the highest
average at this examination, pro
vided they meet the conditions gov
erning the award. Applicants for
scholarships should write to Presi
dent Johnson for scholarship exam
ination blanks. These blanks, proper
ly filled out by the applicant, should
be filed with President Johnson by
Scholarships are worth SI00 and
free tuition. The next session will
open Sept. 18, 1918. For further in
formation and catalogue, address
President D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill,
For Sale: About 500 bushels of
corn, shelled, in ear or shuck, at
$2.25 per bushel. M. C. Parker.
5-8 2 t.
For Sale: 200 bushels of good
sound pets at So".75 nc" ?/U?hfcL Mrs.
Julia K. Prescott, Modoc, S. C.
See our large assortment of men's
and bo3's'clothing-the latest styles
and newest materials.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined anc> g.asses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of ai' kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.