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J, L. A?/.MS_.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at $1.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the posloffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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unless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, May 22.
ISSUED BY TUB
Buy Them And
Help Win The War
l^dR SALE EVERYWHERE
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The proposed raise in freight and
passenger rates seems to have raised
How's your war garden? Is it suf
fering from lack of work? Then you
are to that extent a slacker.
The Allies' extremity is America's
opportunity. And the opportunity is
being seized with vigor.
Will r.ot everybody vote for the
drafting of bill collectors? They dis
turb a fellow when his bank balance
is at a low ebb.
Every red-blooded American yells
"Hurrah for the Red Cross." And
follows his words with giving accord
ing to his means.
We can spare the traditional Am
erican eagle for a brief sojourn over- j
seas, but the traditional Stork never.
We offer a life-time subscription
to The Advertiser to the first Edge
field county boy who marches victo
riously into Berlin.
While the poet prays, "God give
us men," we wish to amend the peti
tion thus, "God give us red-blooded
If we give to the Red Cross till it
hurts, there will be less to hurt our
boys while they are strangers in a
Our boys are made of fighting
stuff.They are going overseas to "go
over the top." And the Germans will
be loath to make their acquaintance
in No Man's Land.
The people of Edgefield county
are afire with enthusiasm for the
war. If the age limit is not soon rais
ed, we expect to see volunteers
among those of middle age.
We are admonished to give to the
Red Cross until it hurts. But the
trouble is some people's pocket nerves
are near the surface and very sensi
tive, making the hurt come too quick.
Since the action of the Southern
Baptist convention arming the good
sisters with full lay-rights there is
nothing left for the men except to
"play second fiddle." But as the wo
men have been doing most of the
work, why not accord them privileges
and honors commensurate with their
Have a Part in lt.
While the Huns are making a
drive on our boys and our Allies we
people at home can make a counter
drive by oversubscribing to the Red
Cross fund. Our soldiers cannot
win the war without the Red Cross
work and the Red Cross cannot min
ister to the needs of our soldiers
without money. The people at home
MUST furnish the money. That is
the LEAST service that can be ren
dered in winning the war. Have a
part a large part, in this, the least
that our people can do.
Should be Prohibited.
Monday morning's papers carr
the dispatch that 15,000 persons
tended a game of baseball that >
played in Washington Sunday aft
noon. This is the first time thai
match game 'of ball has been pla;
in the national capital on Sund
and it should be the last. The he
of the nation should not tcler
such Sabbath desecration. We do ]
believe the distinguished occupant
the White House will give it his
ficial sanction. Public life has ne
caused his conscience to lose any
its pristine sensitiveness. With
world's crisis on, the Sabbath sho;
be seriously observed in the natio
No Time For Disloylty.
If there ever was a time when 1
per cent, of our people should be 1
per cent, loyal, now is the time, h
only our national existence, not oi
the liberty of our people, but t
lives of hundreds and thousands
America's and South Carolina's f
est young men are at stake.
Edgefield county now has in t
training camps, on the high seas a
along the firing line many of the fl<
er of her young manhood, and t
people at home should not tolers
for one minute anything that w
jeopardize the lives of these men
that will in any way add to the har
ships incident to the war that mi
necessarily be borne. The man w
gives expression to the slightest d
loyalty or fails in any way to be
his share of the burden should n
be tolerated. He should be given
understand that German sympathi
ers are not wanted in Edgefield coi
ty, not wanted in South Carolin
not -wanted in any nook and corn
of America. .
The politician who gives evideni
of the slightest disloyalty to our co
mon country should be treated wi
the utmost contempt by the peop
with whom he comes in contact. Tl
standard for men in public life shou
be 100 per cent, loyalty.
Working with a Quick Step.
We believe it is a fact as was r
marked to the writer several da]
ago by a gentleman who resides i
the country, that the more patriot
our people become the harder the
work. A greater effort is being mac
this year throughout Edgefield coui
ty than ever before by those who ti
the soil to make recordbreaking croi
This special effort is not confined t
cotton, but gardens and food cror
of all kinds are receiving special a'
The firing of our people with pi
triotism is quickening the flow o
red blood in their veins, causing
more persistent application to th
task in hand. The man with the ho
and the men with the plow, togethe
wi tin those of other callings and prc
fessions, like our soldiers on the dril
ground, are marching with a quic!
step, that will assure a successfu
Our people realize too that great
cr financial demands through th
Liberty Loan, Red Cross, Y. M. C
A., and from other worthy causes
are being made from time to time
and it will require a redoubling o:
their efforts in order to be able t<
meet those demands. Xo man in Edg<
field county who has descended fron
pioneer, patriotic stock is willing t<
be a slacker by failing to heed thes<
demands. He, therefore, is quicken
ing his pace in order to be ready tc
respond to every call to duty.
While we are sending our best tc
the front, yet we have some mifrhtj
good men left at home. God bles:
Automobiles Have Come to Stay.
It is sheer waste of time to de
clare war upon automobiles. This
means of transportation has not on
ly come to stay but is filling a larffc
place in the world's progress. The
splendid success of the Red Cross
rally held at the Baptist Church
Sunday afternoon was due in part
to the score and more of automo
biles that were parked on the church
yard. Having this rapid means
of transportation at hand, persons
from practically every section of
the county attended, carrying back
to their respective communities in
creased interest and enthusiasm.
Rural life has been made more
attractive through automobiles. Sec
tions remotely situated from railways
are now in easy reach of market and
also social and religious advantages
that are offered by the towns and
cities. Had automobiles been more
generally owned by tho country folk
a decade ago there would not now be
so* many rural communities largely
depleted of white population. Just
because some people purchase auto
mobiles who are unable to own them
sometimes unwisely used, afford no
just ground for inaugurating a ti
rade against automobiles in general.
We are always glad to see a person
purchase an automobile who is able
to own one. Frequently it broadens
their horizon and enlarges their
r.t.hcf? of activities and usefulness.
Men of Fine Physique.
A visit to the training camps of
any branch of the service reveals the
fact that this country has called tc
arms the finest body of young men
that probably was ever brought to
gether. Strong, robust, hardy, cour
ageous fellows they are, who will
prove themselves to be heroes in the
strife. The morals and morale of
our men are also on a parity with
their physical condition, and for that
reason when they are assigned act
ive duty in France they will attract
the attention of military experts
everywhere by their achievements.
That the French people are deep
ly impressed with the splendid ap
pearance of our boys is shown by
the following statement which is cre
dited to the French *ocd minister:
"They are men of wonderful phy
sique, bright intellectuality and ac
customed to substantial food. They
spend an immense amount of energy
and they require the best foods They
are sober and their digestive organs
have not been impaired by the use
It should be noted en passant that
it is realized abroad that our men
are better equipped physically for
having abstained from alcoholic
drinks. It is extremely fortunate
that prohibition sentiment was suf
ficiently strong in this country be
fore the call to arms was issued to
keep intoxicants away from the train
ing camps. The sobriety of the Amer
ican soldiers will be only one of the
many effective object lessons that
will be impressed by them upon our
Allies in Europe .
The Second Registration.
The local board has received from
the Provost Marshal General instruc
tions and regulations governing the
I registration of all young men who
have attained their 21st year since
June 5, 1917. The day for the regis
tration has not been fixed, but will
be announced by telegraph to the
board as soon as it has been agreed
upon in Washington. Instead of hav
ing a place of registration in each
township,, as was done last year, all
rgistrants will be required to come
to Edgefield on the day set for the
registration, and they will be regis
tered by the members and the clerk
of the local board. Due no
tice will be given of the registration
and all citizens are urged to be on
the alert for slackers or per?ons dis
posed, through failure to register, to
shirk military duty. The white peo
ple should inform the colored men
who are in their employment of the
registration after the date is announc
Just how many men through the
second draft will be added to the list
of men eligible for military service
is a matter of conjecture. The esti
mate made by the War Department
is that a little more than 10 per cent,
of the total number registered last
summer, which would make the num
ber in this county, both white and
colored, about 180. Let each reader
of The Advertiser make its own es
timate or guess as to what the num
of The Advertiser make his own es
be known the day following the reg
istration, as a report must be made
by telegraph to the Provost Marshall
General on that day.
Later:-Since the above was put
in type, Wednesday, June 5, has
been fixed as the date fer the sec
ond registration. It is probable that
registrations will after that date be
Death of Mr. Albert Dozier.
'The people of Edgefield, among
whom he was reared and spent ma
ny years of his life, were deeply pain
ed Monday to learn of the sudden
death of Mr. Albert Dozier at his 1
home in Johnson. He died of heart
failure following an acute attack of
asthma. Mr. Dozier had a host of 1
friends in Edgefield whose intimate '
association with him in the past will
always be a pleasant memory.
For a number of years, practical- 1
ly from the time of his marriage to
Miss Marie Smyly, Mr. Dozier has 1
been making his home in Johnston,
serving the Southern railroad as
freight agent. By his gentle, amiable
disposition he attracted people to 1
him, having greatly endeared him- ;
self to the people of his adopted 1
home. Mr. Dozier was a member of (
the Catholic Church at Edgefield and 1
it was from this church that the fu- 1
neral was conducted Tuesday morn
ing at eleven o'clock. His body was '
placed in the family square of the
Besides his wife and three children j
Mr. Dozier is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. W. J. Duncan and Mrs. J. W.
Old Dame: "Tinpence a pound for
candles! That's very dear, ain't it?"
Grocer: "Yes, but you see they are
dearer now on account of the war."
Old Dame (in surprise) : "Lor* a
massy! You don't say so! An' be they
a-fighting by candlelight now?"
"WAS A BLESSING TO
ME" SHE SAYS."
DECLARES SHE GAINED 21
POUNDS BY TAKING
MKS. MAGGIE FOX DECLARES SHE
Is A WELT. WOMAN FOU FIRST
TIMK IN FIVE Y KAI i.s.
"I've gained all of twenty-one
pounds since I Deiran taking Tan lac
and I feel .lust tine in every way, '
was the remarkable statement made
a few days aero by Mrs. Maggie
Fox, of East Thomas, Ala., when
she was in Birmingham, talking to
the Tanlac representative.
"1 suffered for live years," con
tinued Mrs. Fox. "My stomach
was in an awful condition and I
could hardly eat anything without
suffering agony afterwards. I never
enjoyed a meal during all that time,
and I was as nervous as a kitten
and couldn't stand any noise or ex
citement. I got so weak I couldn't
do my housework and fell off in
weight until I only weighed ninety
five pounds. I tried everything I
ever heard of and all sorts of treat
ments, but nothing did me any
good and I just kept on getting
worse and worse until I began tak
"I was convinced that this medi
cine would help me after I had read
about and known of so many peo
ple that had been helped, and it
certainly has doue me a world of
Erood. My appetite is splendid now
and I can eat anything I want with
out the least bit of suffering, and I
am as strong and healthy as I ever
want to be. Why, I do all my
housework and just feel fine and
full of eneryy all the time. Tanlac
bas certainly been a blessing to me.
I'm glad to recommend it lo any
one who has suffered as I did, for I
know it will bring the same relief
it did for me."
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H. Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R. F. D. No. 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Parkaville, Robertson & Com
: RED CROSS
BOYS OVER 7
IR LITTLE BIT by itself dc
rge, but when every one does th
^*es the Red Cross Ul that th
hen our efforts really amount tc
besides you have helped an or
at is taking care ol' our boys w
[ for the freedom ot your counti
e and consider before you ma
leek. Give all you can. for
the Red Cross you may be 1
vu son or relative.
is the time to select a pretty
lothing is prettier and cooler fo
/s. See our stock of muslins
:ide on buying.
are prepared to serve your wi
r. Dress Goods, Muslin and Si
-, Gauze Yest. Corset Covers, O
, Straps in tan, black and white
>n*t forget the Pictorial Revie
len you plan to make your next
es of this popular magazine ar
ve gone over the top, and hav
>r the last three months.
that always says, Tl
Plum Branch, J. W. Bracknell
Plum Branch, R. F. D. No.
E. P. Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G. W. Wise.
Our Farm Notebook.
There's not a day to lose in get
ting in the fly screens now!
Potato spraying should not be neg
lected in the rush of planting.
Those who do not save what clover
seed they can may not be able to get
the needed amount next fall.
A silo insures a varied diet for the
farm sto^k in winter, just as a can
ning outfit does for the farm family
during the same period.
Keeping a machine or vehicle in
pood repair and well oiled not only
increases its efficiency but lessens
the power to operate it.
We should not tolerate any idle
land, but plant it in cowpe;, is good
insurance against hunger both for
man and beast.
In clearing land, it is the general
custom to burn many of the logs and
poles that are in the way. This should
not be done this year when there is
a shortage of fuel. Work these logs
up into cord wood and sell them to
the city man-which will thus save
the Nation's coal and be a patriotic
Young frying chickens are now be
ing put on the market, and farmers
should remember to pen *;hem for
fattening at least ten day* before
they are sold. Much may be added to
their weight in this time and - is
the most profitable feeding tho poul
tryman can do. Some people even
make a living by buying poor fowls
and then fattening them for market.
Farmers who have not bought ni
trate of soda for top-dressing corn
and cotton should not delay, as this
fertilizer will likely be hard to get
promptly. The nitrate of soda will
not remain in the soil very long, and
consequently should be applied when
needed by a growing crop. It will re
main in the soil approximately eight
weeks. -Progressive Farmer.
A full line of Hams and -Break
fast Strips, fresh every 10 day?.
Try our Georgia Cano Syrup. QOcts.
L. T. May.
Fitting the Horse Collar Is an
"Much trouble results on the aver
age farm each year from sore shoul
ders on horses caused by the improp
er fitting of collars, and improper
adjustment of hames," says a recent
statement from J. S. Montgomery
of the University of Minnesota.
"The collar should ?it the shoulder
so that in length there is just room
for the fiat of one's hand between
the collar and neck at the bottom In
width the collar should fit snugly
against the sides of the neck from a
point three inches above the shoulder
point, to a point about half-way up
to the top of the neck. The upper one
third to one-half of the collar should
be wide enofrh to allow one to pass
the thick of the hand between the
collar and the side of the neck. If the
upper part ol the neck is thick a
'Quarter Sweeny" or "Half Sweeny"
collar should be used, so as not to
pinch the neck. A collar too wide at
the top will produce a sore neck on
account of side motion of the collar
is\the horse walks.
"Sweat pads should be avoided as
they hold the heat and sweat and pro
luce a tender shoulder, often causing
i galled condition.
"The hames should be adjusted so
is to hold the collar snugly against
the sides of the neck, and so as to
aring the line of draft at right angles
;o the face of the shoulder as nearly
is possible. '
"The collar should be kept clean by
washing with a damp cloth each night
when it is removed from the shoulder.
"Washing the shoulder each even
ing with cold salt water will help
to toughen the skin and prevent
shoulder galls."-Progressive Farmer
A large shipment of shapes and
ribbons. Arrived to day.
Have just received a shipment of
aeorgette and crepe de chine waists.
New Orleans molasses in 10-gallon
kegs at 75 cents per gallon.
L. T. May.
We have a lanre assortment of
ulk dresses in Taffettas, messaline'
md crepe de chine.