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/. L. KIMS._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.
No communications will be published
unless accompanied by the writer's
Cards of Thanks.Ob'tuanes, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, July 10.
TSR SASIKOS STAMPf
ISSUED BY TE36
Buy Them And
jHelp Win The War
FOR SALE EVERYWHERE
Nobody would object to seeing the
There appears to be much wire
pulling in congress over the telegraph
telephone lines legislation.
Hon. E. D. Smith is now senior
senator from South Carolina-both
in age and in term of service.
To say that a man "is as honest as
the days are long" these Hoover days,
is saying a great deal for him.
A seven-year-old Edgefield boy de
sires to know why a bare-footed boy
"stumps" the same t?e all summer, j
It may be No Man's Land for the
present. But before long the Allies
will own every foot of it and more.
Cut your sweetcnin' according to
the supply-the supply is very limited
The Huns no longer hunt the Amer
So much attention is being given
to keeping the"home fires burning"
that the political pot is hardly up to
the boiling point.
If United States senators are to
be made over-night of unseasoned
timber, there should be provided a
training camp for such newly creat
ed national lawmakers. \
It has been anounced that the De
partment of Agiculture has discover
ed a means of- poisoning the boll wee
vil. We hope the War Department
will also try it on the Huns.
Conclusive evidence that our peo
ple are now one and inseparable is
the fact that our Southern boys, sons
of Confederate veterans, do not mind
being called "Yanks" in France
As compared to the hardships a
tobacco shortage would involve, ma
ny men say a sugar shortage is noth
ing. They would rather be deprived
of their sweetenin' than their quid.
If old King Cole was a merry old
soul, he was unlike the Kaiser. A
man with blood of millions of men
and women and children on his hands
can not be merry. If he tries to be,
it's all camouflage.
Congressman Jeanette Rankin has
announced that she will be the repub
lican candidate for the United States
senate from Montana. Her only op
ponent will be Senator Walsh, the
Democratic senator, and doubtless
he is quaking in his shoes already.
Sow Sorghum for Forage.
We do not know how it is in other
parts of South Carolina, but as for
Edgefield county there is almost cer
tain to be shortage of food for live
stock. Unless a desperate effort ,is
made along every line in the matter
of planting late crops, owing to the
apparent early neglect of these crops
there will be an unprecedented short
age next spring. A large acreage
sown in oats may relieve the short
age next summer. It is the period
from October till May that must be
provided for now. While it is too late
to plant corn with the hope of hav
ing the ears mature, yet it could be
cut just before frost and housed for
forage. A better crop still, for late
planting to supplement the forape.
would be sorghum. Plant some at
once, fertilize it well, cultivate
idly and a reasonably satisfz
harvest will be realized. Unless
thing: is done, and done at once,
western hay as well as corn, will
to be shipped into Edgefield e
next spring. Now is the time tc
vent this additional burden
heaped upon already overtaxed t
portation lines, to say nothing ol
ing the actual cost of western
Senator B. R. Tillman.
j Although comparatively sma
area and ranking very low in mi
al wealth, South Carolina is n
nized as one of the foremost S
of the Union, and it is generally
ceded that Edgefield county has
tributed much to South Carol
greatness. That this county has
a leading factor in making his
for the Palmetto state is due tc
intellectual giants that this and
generations have produced. Not
have these prominent figures
stand out silhouetted against the
es of history possessed one eler
of greatness, a giant intellect,
they have possessed other elem
of greatness as well. One a
would not have caused them to tc
so conspicuously above their fell
Among the men who have n
Edgefield and South Carolina g
stands the lamented Benjamin R
Tillman, who for the past thirty
years has been n conspicuous lei
of men. His entry into public '.
his earner years having been u
his farm in lower Edgefield cou:
was made by a speech at Benni
ville, in which he, among other thi
advocated the abolition of the c
vention system and the election
public officers in a Democratic
mary election. From that time (18
on, his influence and power stea<
grew. He was twice elected gover
by the "Reform" faction, in 1890 ;
1892. In 1894 he was elected to
United States senate to succeed G
M. C. Butler and served continuou
up to his death, being actively
gaged in his duties as chairman
the committee on naval affairs at
time he was stricken with the m?
dy from which he never rcgair
While Senator Tillman achie\
much during his long term of act
service that is not tangible or eas
defined, yet some fruits of his labi
will be an enduring monument to
name. Conspicuous among the lat
is Clemson college and the placing
Winthrop college upon a permanc
basis. From his first public utterar
on, until his dream was accomplish!
Senator Tillman advocated agrie
tural and industrial training for t
boys of South Carolina, and this w
provided for through the establi
ment of Clemson college. Senat
Tillman also introduced the prese
primary system, the selection of pu
lie officers by popular ballot. Limit
space will not permit of a lengtl
review of his services as a nation
legislator. Soon after entering up<
his duties as senator he became
national figure, ranking among tl
foremost men of his day and gene
ation. No member of either the lo\
er or upper house wielded a great?
influence than he. Whenever he rai
ed his voice the people gathered i
the galleries and the senators occi
pied their seats, being eager to hes
him. His distinguished service, togctl
er with the prestige he won brough
added honor to South Carolina, th
State which he so loved and whos
good name he jealously guarded.
Being a positive, aggressive chai
acter, always ready to blaze the wa
and let others follow, he sometime
made mistakes, as do all men who un
dertake to do things, but with th
good which he accomplished set ove
against the mistakes he made, th<
preponderance is decidedly in favo:
of the former.
The home life of Senator Tillman
the devotion to his wife and children
was beautiful. Although his mannei
was frequently brusque, yet then
was underlying tenderness in his na
ture that provoked the admiration oi
all who really knew him.
The universal esteem and affectior
in which Senator Tillman was held
was attested by the large concourse
of people who gathered at Trenton
from practically every county in this
as well as from some other States tc
do him honor. The numerous floral
tributes, conspicuous among them
being a beautiful design from Pres
ident and Mrs. Wilson, were silent
witnesses to the affection of friends
from all parts of South Carolina and
the nation at large.
After a long, useful and brilliant
public career, all that was mortal of
Senator Tillman rests in Ebenezer
churchyard beneath the sod which he
loved so well.
quart and pint sizes. Please return
either to my store or dairy.
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant.
Just received a nice shipment of
middy blouses at a very reasonable
price. Come and look them over.
Field Day Programme.
The official family and the people
who make the machinery of the Ad
dison Mill go, together with a num
ber of their friends, gathered at the
fair grounds the 4th of July and had
a day of outdoor sport and pleasure.
The gates to the grounds were open
ed early and the programme which
had been printed was carried out to
the letter. A spirited game of base
ball was first played between Edge
field and a visiting team. After a long
hard-fought contest the score stood
4 to 2 in favor of Edgefield. After
the very exciting sport upon the dia
mond, racing contests were engaged
in by boys, men, children and young
ladies, a prize being awarded to the
winner in each contest. Mr. T. A.
Kightower and Mr. J. T. McNeil were
both constantly on the grounds doing
everything in their power to make
the day one of pleasure to all who
At the close of the races, a boun
tiful barbecue dinner, with sweets,
was served in thc woman's building
of the fair grounds. The meat was
cooked by Mr. Pearce Ouzts who on
more than one occasion has proven
himself to be expert. It was served
in plates upon long tables by a com
mittee of ladies who were constant
ly on the alert, leaving no one with
out a bountiful supply of everything.
In the afternoon a game of ball was
again played. The entire day was one
of unusual pleasure.
Mourns Senator Tillman's
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
Please tell every one to step
lightly, for there is crepe upon my
door. I learn that my beloved and
grand old friend, Senator Tillman
is no more. He has gone from this
wicked world of ours; no more to
gather its thoms or its Howers.
With best of good wishes for all
of his family. I am an old friend of
his, boru in Edgefield, S. C., 1858.
Fred J. Browne.
Box 593, Plant City, Fla.
(From Clintonville, Ohio, paper.)
The marriage of Miss Ethel Har
riet Lanham to Mr. E. Winfred
Barnes was solemnized Thursday ev
ening, June 20, at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
B. Lanham, 157 Erie road, Clinton
ville, by the Rev. Vernon S. Phillips
pastor of the Tenth Avenue Baptist
church. Members of the two families
and a few guests were present. The
long living room was decorated with,
green plants and baskets of summer
flowers. A large silk American flag
hung above an altar of palms and
daisies, lighted on either side by ca
thedral candles in tall brass ' canda
labra. Miss Ruth Chenowith of Lon
don, Ohio, sang Cadman's "At Dawn
ing" and "A Birthday" by Woodson.
The wedding march was played by
Mrs. E. M. Miller. The bride, who en
tered on the arm of her father, wore
a hat and gown of white georgette
crepe with white crystal trimmings
and carried a bouquet of white roses
tended by her sister, Miss Ellie Miller
tended by hr sister, Miss Ellie Miller
Lanham, who wore a gown of sheer
pink organdie and carried a cluster
of Maryland roses. The bridegroom
was in military uniform. The bride's
going-away costume was of dark blue
serge with which she wore a black
and white tailored Milan hat. A buf
fet supper was served, the dining
room decorations being sweet peas
and hanging baskets of ferns. Among
the gifts was a set of silver with an
interesting history, an heirloom in
the bridegroom's famliy.
Mrs. Barnes is a member of the
Eta Upsilon Gamma sorority and has
been devoting her time to kindergar
ten teaching. While instructing a
summer class at Lake Geneva, Wis.,
she met Mr. Barnes, who was attend
-ing a conference of the Young Men's
Christian Association, in which work
he engaged after his graduation from
Colorado university and the Y. M.
C. A. college, Chicago.
The couple will be alp home at 1423
North Church Street, Rockford, 111.,
where Mr. Barnes is in service at
Camp Grant. Out-of-town guests
were Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Barnes,
Brooklyn, N. Y., parents of the groom
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Arnold, Mrs. Ida
Chenowith, Miss Ruth Chenowith
?and Miss Fay Williams, London,
Ohio; Mrs. C. C. Hatfield, Chicago,
DI., and Mr. David Bevis, St. Louis,
Notice to Shopping
For a while I am located in
the retail dry goods depart
ment of J. B. White & Co.,
Augusta, Ga., and I extend a
cordial invitation to any of
my Edgefield and Saluda
friends to call on me while in
the city. Respectfully,
JAS. E. HART,
Edgefield, S. C.
Who has a
that you co
tience and 1
have at this
give this a \
and auto hi
We have tl
. The store
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE BAW OF EDGEFIEI?D
located at Edgefield, S. C., at the close
I of business June 29, 1918.
Loans and Discounts....$380,525.67
Over Drafts.- 9S4.72 j
Liberty Loan Bonds owned
by the Bank. _ 14,000.00
Furniture and Fixtures_ 1,000.00
Banking House. 5,000.00
Other Real Estate Owned.. 2,610,41
Due from Banks and Bankers 37,441.95
Silver and Other Minor Coin 1,004.20
Exchanges for Clearing House. 1,812.85 j
Total.$448.947. SO I
Capital Stock....._$ 57,400 00
Surplus Fund. "32,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
its Subject to
of Deposits.... 254,636.49
State of South Carolina, I
County of Edgefield. j
Before me came E. J. MIMS, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
E. J. MIMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me !
this the 9th day of July, 1918.
J. H. CANTELOU.
Notary Public for South Carolina
J. C. Sheppard,
B. E. Nicholson,
A. S. Tompkins.
Buy War Savings Stamps and help
I win the war. Furthermore, these
stamps are a safe investment.
Delightful apple-butter, 20 cents
per pound at
L. T.- May's.
We have a beautiful line of la
dies silk skirts, stripes and solid; al
so just received a nice Jine of serge
skirts, such as cream, blue, black
and gray serge.
good deal of spare 1
summer days? T
uld use those mom*
ir fancy work for
This class of work c
;ime, which a numb
5 season of the year
second thought? C
line of stamped lir
srpieces, pillow eas
ie .above articles ir
nd, the best there :
se it pays to clo.
ty Thread for all pi
that always says, T
Do Not Close the Schoolhouse.
School clays are over for the pres
ent, but with the many activities that
war times and local needs demand of
us, the closing of the school term
should not mean the closing of the
school house doors.
- Let us see if every rural school
house cannot be used this vacation
for some truly useful and education
al work. '
I know of one schoolhouse in a
nearby town that was kept open last
summer for the purpose of canning
surplus vegetables that might be sent
in from neighboring gardens.
Also, why not organize a Red Cross
chapter in your community and keep
the schoolhouse open for the purpose
of making bandages, pneumonia jack
ets and hospital garments for our
Another plan would be to have it
open certain days in the week for
the meeting of a community knitting
club. If you haven't a Red Cross chap
ter yourself, you can secure wool
from the chapter nearest you.
Aside from these, there might be
meetings of the United Farm Women
home and farm demonstrators, sing
ing clubs, the practicing of the boys'
band, the girls' literary society, the
Farmers' Union picnics, socials for
money-making and athletic contests.
May the closed door of every
schoolhouse in every rural commun
ity be a challenge to each person who
passes it to see that those doors are
opened and that the building is put
to some useful, inspiring service.-?
FOR SALE: My house and lot on
Jeter Street in the town of Edgefield
-house has nine rooms and lot near
ly two acres. There are good out
buildings on the premises. Mrs. Eva
Just received a car of Tilehold
select Red Cedar Shingles. Get our
prices before buying. We can save
you money. I
Trenton Fertilizer Co.,
Lost-Cameo pin, surrounded by
pearls, at the Methodist church or
on road home. Suitable reward offer
F. F. Rainsford,
Trenton, S. C..
mts in pre
alls for pa
er of people
. Why not
ome in and
es, tea sets
i the Royal
is. Get the
University of South Carolina.
Scholarship and Entrance Examina
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in the University
of South Carolina and for admission
of new students will be held at the
county court house, July 12, 1918, at
9 A. M. Applicants must not be more
than sixteen years of age. When scho
larships are vacant after July 12,
they will be awarded to those making
the highest average at examination,
provided they meet the conditions
governing the award. Applicants for
scholarships should write to President
Curred for scholarship examination
blanks. These blanks, properly filled
out by the applicant, should be filed
with Dr. Currell by July 5.
Scholarships are worth $100, free
tuition and fees, $138, total. Next
session will open September 18, 1918.
For further information write to
S. C. University,
Columbia, S. C.
College of Charleston.
South Carolina's Oldest College.
134th Year Begins September 27
Entrance examinations at all tho
county-seats Friday, July 12, at 9
Four-year courses lead to the B. A.
and B. S. degrees. A two-year pre
medical course is given. Military
training in all courses.
A free tuition scholarship is as
signed to each county of the State.
Spacious buildings and athletic
grounds, well equipped laboratories
unexcelled library facilities.
Expenses moderate. For terms and
Harrison Randolph, President.
Must be sound and free of holes.
15,000 washed fertilizer bags.
10,000 meal sacks unwashed.
Will pay 10 cents each for these
You can ship or bring them to me.
Johnston, S. C.
New Orleans molasses in 10-gallou
kegs at 75 cents per gallon.
L. T. May.