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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Wednesday, August 14.
Let's begin to prepare for the
home-coming of our boys.
When captured, the Kaiser should
be turned over to Everet True.
The consumption of so much sug
ar was only a habit, and maybe .a
In weather like this it is a difficult
matter to interest a man in next win
ter's fuel needs.
The note of optimism found in the
letters from our boys at the front
makes the folk back home feel better.
Under the new ginning rates there
will be a few bales of cotton weigh
ing less than 500 pounds this fall.
According to an exchange, when
a widower begins to comb his hair
so as to cover the bald spot, he has
decided to find another victim.
Provost Marshal General expects
fully 50 per cent of 1918 registrants
to be placed in Class One, and Edge
field county will not be a disap
pointment to him.
It does not pay to violate the
food laws, even in a small way. The
Horlick Malted Milk Company was
forced to turn over $50,000 worth of
its products to the government for
violating the flour regulations
Better take good care of your
Ford. It may be a long time before
you can get another. Fifteen of the
21 Ford assembling plants have clos
ed on account of the shortage of ma
terial and Ford production has drop
ped from 3,100 to 750 cars per day.
No Peace Yet.
Heretofore when the Huns made
special drive, gaining a temporary
victory, they came forth with a peace M
proposition. At present the Allies are
gaining not only temporary but per
manent victory after victory but they
have yet no offers of peace for the
Huns. No peace can come to Germa
ny until the Kaiser and the Germans
are crushed. This menace to human
ity and Christian civilization must
be removed for all time. The Allies
have no peace terms yet to offer.
Stand by This Edgefield. Boy.
An Edgefield boy who has made
good, serving his State ably and re
flecting lasting honor upon the old
county that gav'e him birth, is Hon.
John E. Swearingen, who has filled
the office of State Superintendent
of Education for the past decade.
This year he has opposition, and
while we feel confident that he will
succeed himself by an overwhelming
majority, yet The Advertiser would
like to see the people of Mr. Swear
ingen's home county stand by him
to a man. Let the people of the
State see by our practically unani
mous ballot that we endorse his ad
ministration. He has done much con
structive work for the educational
interests of South Carolina and dur
ing the years that lie before him he
will be able to accomplish more than
in the past.
Let's poll 1,500 votes for John
Swearingen on the 27th of August.
Plan to Market Slowly.
In spite of the large government
estimate of the cotton crop of some
time ago, followed by a considerably
revised and curtailed estimate, the
staple will bring a good price this
fall. If it does not, farmers them
selves will be largely responsible for
a decline. With a surplus brought
over from last years' crop and prac
tically no exports, the price will sure
ly drop if cotton is rushed on the
market. This year, above all years
of the past, cotton should be market
ed slowly. It should be a fine thing
if the mills were made to search for
cotton this fall, rather than for them
to be urged to buy. A reversal of the
usual order would insure a good
price for the staple.
Plan to market cotton slowly. Af
ter pressing obligations are paid hold
the remainder of the crop until a
satisfactory price is offered. Unless
such a course is adopted by farmers,
the price may be less than we now
expect. Farmers can largely control
Few Die of Wounds.
Naturally we are solicitous about
our boys at the front, -fearing that
the worst will befall them. But offi
cial figures given out by the War De
partment a few days ago should al
lay our anxiety to a great extent.
Officially attested experience of our
Allies during the past four years
shows that only 1 in 20 men who
are wounded and sent to the hospi
tals die. This includes death from
disease as well as those who die of
wounds. Of all soldiers wounded in
action more than four-fifths return
to active service, many of them in
less than two. months. Only about
14 per cent of the wounded are dis
charged for physical disability.
We have the comforting assurance
too, that our surgeons have the ex
perience of the past four years to
profit by and it is probable that the
proportion who die from wounds
will grow less and less. As the heart
less Huns -have done their best in de
vising implements of death and tor
ture, it is not likely that other and
new methods of inflicting death and
suffering upon our men will be pro
vided. Since the tide of battle has
turned, they will have all that they
can do, and more besides, to defend
themselves. No time will be at hand
for providing new means of attack.
A Worthy Deed of Philippi
W. C. T. U.
Through the efforts of Mrs. Mary
Cullum, president of Philippi W. C.
T. U., and the generous contribu
tions of the good friends of temper
ance and Philippi, $25.00 was con
tributed for the electric fan fund
for the base hospitals.
Mrs. Cullum was very appreciat
ive of all the kind responses to her
request and the names of all those
who contributed follow. Mrs. Cul
lum also writes that they had a most
profitable meeting at Philippi, Rev. .
Robt. G. Lee preaching and conduct
ing the revival services, and wrote .
that 19 names were added to the:
R. D. Ripley, 50 cents., H. W. '.
Jackson, 50 cents., Johnnie Jackson,
50 cents, L. D. Holmes, 50 cents, Mr. ?
and Mrs. Jas. Temples, 50 cents., :
Tommie Lott, 50 cents, J. E. Frank
lin and son, 50 cents, Ed Scott, 50
cents, Malachi Boatwright, 25 cents,
Mrs. Butler Derrick, 25 cents, Mrs.
Lucy Holmes, 15 cents, Mrs. Mary ,
Cullum, 25 cents, Mrs. Will Jackson, ,
25 cents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Scott,
25 cents, Mrs. A. W. Williams, 25 ,
:ents, Claude Clarke, 25 cents, D.
W. "Clarke, 25 cents, J. M. Carpenter,
25 cents, W. H. Carpenter, 25 cents,
W. Bledsoe, 25 cents, Avory Frank- *
in, 25 cents, King Franklin, 10 cts.
Foe Clark, 25 cents, W. J. Carpenter,
25, cents, Willie Derrick, 50 cents, J
Jessie Derrick, 25 cents, Claud Der
rick, 25 cents, Fred Derrick, 25 cts.
Mrs. J. M. Derrick, 25 cents, Mr. .
?ap. Derrick, 25 cents, Rev. A. C. j
Baker, 50 cents, John Rowles, 25
:ents, Bennie Richardson, 25 cents,
F'rc.nk Timmerman, 25 cents, Sam
Thomas, 25 cents, Ed Pardue, 25 '
:ents, Welly Yonce, 10 cents, D. W. 5
Sanders, 25 cents, L. O. Yonce, 10 1
rents, W. C. Yonce, 10 cents, George .
Thompson, 25 cents, J. L. Prince, 50 1
:ents, Jessie Moyer, 50 cents, Wil- 1
liam Jackson, 25 cents, Darling Jack
ion, 50 cents, J. M. Brown, 25 cents, (
.7rank Gibson, 25 cents, B. S. Thom
is, 20 cents, J. P. Hite, 25 cents,
einher Lott, 50 cents, John Bryant, s
15 cents, Ernest Jackson ,25 cents, 1
\lrs. Mattie Claxton, 25 cents, Tom
?ipley, 25 cents, Elijah Derrick, 25 (
:ents, Tom Hollies, 50 cents, Moyer '
.-iolmes, 50 cents, Lewis Holmes, 25 1
jents, Charley Holmes, 25 cents, Ben- 1
iamin Day, 25 cents, Mrs. John Der- '
.ick, 25 cents, A. Woodward, 25 cts.
Mrs. John Claxton, 25 cents, W. B. 1
iackson, 10 cents. Bal Rhoden, 25 '
..ents, E. S. Fulmore 5 cents, Ollie (
bulmore, 25 cents, Bud Rhoden, 25 '
;ents, Georgi Rhoden, 25 cents, .
Hugh Clarke, 25 cents, Cecil Thomp
son, 25 cents, J. B. Thompson, 25 1
:ents, Ed Cullum, 25 cents, Lem Cul- 1
um, 25 cents, Karl Cullum, 25 cts. 1
Bomar Scott, 25 cents, Fletcher Der- 1
rick, 25, O. P. Kirkland, 15 cents, 1
John Claxton, 25 cents, Jessie Wil- 1
liams, 50 cents, Mrs. Jessie Williams, '
10 cents, Mrs. Dave Derrick, 25 cts., 1
Mrs. Johnnie Herrin, 15 cents, Mrs. :
Cleveland Clark, 25 cents, Mr. Cart- :
ledge, 25 cents, Lawrence Yonce 25 1
Mr. Norris Receives Letter !
From Mr. Scott.
Mr. E. J. Norris, Agt., i
Dear Sir: 1
I want to thank you very much
for your prompt settlement of my '
late fire loss of tenanted dwelling,
store and stock, which is very much j
appreciated by me. ]
H. H. Scott, Sr. ]
Meeting Indicates Aiken County
Overwhelmingly for Byrnes,
Notwithstanding Fact That
There Are Two Other Candi
dates From Same County.
Before a throng that packed the
Aiken Court House almost to suffoca
tion, the candidates for senatorial
and congressional honors from this
congressional district made addresses
here last Thunda v.
Mr. Evans, a son of Edgefield and
of illustrious forebears, pitched his
address on a high plane. He used no
Billingate, he- hinted at no "cuss"
words but spoke in the even, polish
ed tenor of the thoroughbred gen
tleman. He thought Congressman
Byrnes had made a big mistake in
not upholding the Selectiva Draft.
The said Selective Draft had done
wonders for America. He recited sev
eral instances of bravery among the
soldiers now in France and stated
that the draft had the effect of mak
ing good soldiers out of the negroes
as nothing else could have done.
Hon. G. L. Toole followed the
Mr. Toole was full of debate and
denunciation. He pitched right in.
He started in a high, key and lc.pt it
up. Losing sight of the fact that he
who controls himself is greater than
he who controls a city, he got mad
and showed it. He sailed in hammer
and tongs on "Jimmie;" Byrnes. Ev
ery now and then he would pound a
most voluminous book he had placed
on the desk before him and shout,
"I have the records!"
He lost his head. Mr. Toole did
not keep calm enourrh for his listen
ers to fully catch his words.
And then came-to use John Ed
win Stanfield's words: "The uncrown
ed Knight of the Arena," Theo. G.
Croft, Esq., candidate for congress.
Mr. Croft didn't get "het up," he
held the ribbons of self control light
ly and easily in his hands. He is a
fluent speaker and impressed his au
dience as such. He said he would an
ticipate Byrnes, who was to follow
him, in explaining the endorsement
of thc Republican, Carmen-for post
master of Aiken. Byrnes had charg
ed him at Graniteville with overlook
ing the splendid sound hearted tim
ber in the Democratic party to en
dorse C. E. Carmen, who, although
a good citizen, was not of the Wilson
Democratic faith, and in fact was
one of the Presidential Electors for
Woodrow Wilson's opponent, Charles
Mr. Croft read a dispatch from a
friend at Washington, D. C., which
stated that the records of that parti
cular case were destroyed, but also
stated that "it appears that Theo.
3. Croft did endorse Carmen.
The speaker stated that he was not
jure that he had signed his name to
;he endorsement, but if he had he
,vas "man enough to acknowledge it.
He with the other candidates seek
ng the Byrnes seat, charged that
Congressman Byrnes had chosen and
Furthered the volunteer system in
;he face of President Wilson's dis
ipproval, against the Selective Draft
system as now in vogue. This was thc
nain string on which all three of
;he Byrnes opponents harped, though
t is true that Toole charged Byrnes
.vith signing a plea to Lloyd-George,
England's premier, for the freedom
)f Ireland-this, too, in face of the
fact that the leader of Democracy,
Woodrow Wilson, made a plea him
self for the "Rights of Small Na
Xcar the closing of Mr. Croft's ad
Iress Chairman Stanfield beckoned
;oward a door of an anti-room in
.vhich Congressman Byrnes in the
center of a croup of friends had
jeen listening to the speakers.
As the young congressman stepped
forward a tumultuous and spontane
JUS cheer went up over the audi
;nce which lasted for several min
utes. In announcing Congressman i
Byrnes, Chairman Stanfield said:
'From the heart of the common peo
ple has many a leader come; I now
present to you one such. Raised an
orphan boy by a widowed mother, he
nas gradually climbed his way from
that widowed mother's knee to a
nigh place of esteem and honor; you
know him, he has been the stenogra
pher in this very Court House and
yet again the honored solicitor for
your district-I have the honor to
present to you the Honorable! James
Amid another thunder of applause
and calls for "Jimmie! Jimmie!" Mr.
Byrnes stepped out before the crowd.
A little pale and work-worn from
continued service at his post in Wash
ington, he looked, but the fire was
Lhere and he let the sparks fly.
He charged that Croft was trying
to keep the scent off his own trail
for endorsing a point blank Repub
lican for the Aiken postoffice by mak
ing charges against him (Byrnes).
He denied absolutely that he had vot
outlook for fall business is better than
ever, and will soon have on display
some of its pretty fall goods. Although
prices are still going up every day, we
find that it will be to your advantage
to inspect our goods before you buy
elsewhere. Keep your eye on The
Corner Store. A live coal always at
THE CORNER STORE
The store that always says, Thank You
ed against the present Selective
Draft and called on any man to
prove it. He did vote, together with
other solid Democrats against the
draft law which left a loop hole open
for slackers and the sons of rich
men. He stood by the President
through thick and thin- had never
voted against him and never would
he was a Democrat from South Car
olina and stuck to his party. On ev
ery one of the 134 measures offered
for the prosecution of the war his
name would be found on the roll in
He had been called to the White
House many times by President Wil
son for consultation on matters of
trust and weight and enjoyed that
great man's confidence. To cap the
climax, as it were, and to set aside
forever all attempts by his oppo
nents to reflect on his loyalty, he pul
led from his pocket a letter from the
Hon. Carter Glass, of Virginia, close
friend of the President and staunch
leader of Democrats? and read the
President's endorsement of him to
the people-for Woodrow. Wilson
makes no mistakes in his choice of
men. The letter, which arrived in
Thursday's mail was addressed to
Congressman Byrnes by Hon. Carter
Glass, read in part: "President Wil
son said to me, 'Say to Congressman
Byrnes for me that I have never once
doubted his whole-hearted loyalty; I
consider him one of the ablest and
most trusted members of Congress:
Byrnes is a fine fellow."
Waving the president's splendid
endorsement in his hand, Congress
man Byrnes concluded: "Whose word
do you take? That of men who want
my job or the President of the Unit
ed States? If I am good enough for
Woodrow Wilson God knows I ought
to be good enough for you."
To any one not blinded by preju
dice and of unbiased mind the Aiken
meeting of the congressional candi
dates was most decidedly in Con
gressman Byrnes favor. - Journal
FOR SALE- One two-horse pow
er gas engine as good as new. Also
one House punch and shear combin
ed in good condition.
E. W. Samuel.
WU Surely Sioo Thai Couafe
NOTICED BIG CHANGE
IN JUbT TWO DAYS.
GREENVILLE MAN TELLS OF
LONG STRUGGLE WITH
DREAD ILLS, HE TRIED
MEDICINE FAILED To GIVE DE
SIRED RELIEF-TOOK TANLAC
AND Now ENDORSES IT.
Regarding the great relief that
Tau lac gave him from stomach
trouble, which after five years de
veloped into pellagra, F. S. Crum
ley, of No. 8, Buncombe St-i Green
ville, have the following state
"I spent several weeks at a Gov
ernment pellagra hospital at Spar
tanburg, but after I came home
what 1 ate continued to hurt me.
Gas formed on my stomach and I
had pains in my stomach. My ap
petite was not good and I could
not rest at night.
"I began to take Tan lau and it
soon corrected my stomach trouble,
lu a couple of days I could tell a
big difference. My food was di
gested, gas stopped forming on my
stomach and those pains left me.
The Tanlac soon got me so I could
eat aa much as anyone, my nerves
were quieted and I began to sleep
soundly at night.
"Tanlac is a fine medicine for
stomach trouble, and I am glad
to recommend it, to all with such
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H. Ernest Quailes.
Edgefield, R. F. D. No. 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J. yW. Bracknell
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E. P. Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G. W. Wise.
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Notice of Letting Contract to
Construct Pontoon Bridg
es at Shaw and Mc
The County Board of Commission
ers of Edgefield County will receive
bids for the construction of two pol
toon bridges each 90 feet long at
Shaw and McKie's Mill across Ste
vens Creek, according to plans and
specifications furnished by the Coun
ty Supervisor at his office at Edge
field, S. C. on August 25th, 1918, at
eleven o'clock A. M. The successful
bidder will be required to furnish a
good and sufficient bond for compli
ance with contract. The County
Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
R. N. Broadwater,
J. 0. Herrin,
J. N. Griffin,
County Board of Commissioners for
Edgefield County, S. C.
August 8th, 1918.
No. 62 Broad Street
CHARLESTON, S. C.
A Boarding and Pay School for Girls.
Begins its Session October 2, 1918.
Historical Institute situated in a
healthy location. Advantages of city
life, with large college yard for out
A WELL PLANNED COURSE of
studies in a home-like atmosphere.
A BUSINESS COURSE open to sen
niors, and Elective courses to juniors
Two Domestic Science Courses, giv
ing practical and theoretic knowledge
A well equipped Library.
For catalog and further information
apply to the College.
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