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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, August 28.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL,
Mr. Dewey Young was the guest
during the past week of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Young.
The Edgefield graded and high
ichools will open the 1918-19 session
Monday, September 16.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bomar and
/ little child of Georgetown are visit
ing Mrs. Emmie DeLoach.
Mr. Joe Cromwell of Selma, Ala.,
accompanied by his family is visiting
Mr. and Mrs. L. Y. Bryan.
The Junior Missionary Society of
the Methodist church will meet at
the Methodist church on Friday af
Mrs. Abner Broadwater's brother,
Mr. J. L. Martin, and nieces, Miss
Martin and Miss Princess Bomar
are visiting her this week.
LOST: Sunday afternoon between
the Methodist church and my home
an octagon shaped gold brooch, with
amethyst set. Reward. E. J. Mims.
The annual session of the Edge
field Baptist association will be held
at Red Oak Grove church Wednes
day and Thursday September 4 and
Mr. Lewis Hammond came down
from Camp Wadsworth and spent
Saturday night and a part of Sun
day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Broadwater
spent several days last week in Edge
field and vicinity visiting relatives.
They always receive a cordial wei-1 \
come to Edgefield.
Watch for the full page advertise
ment of Mr. J. A. Holland next "week
in which he will tell of his bargains
in organs. He has had a carload ship
ped to Edgefield.
* An official count of the votes cast
in the county will be made by the
county executive committee Thurs
day and an official statement will be
published next week.
The annual session of the Wom
an's Missionary Union of the Edge
field association convened at Kbrn's
Creek this morning and will continue
Miss Mamie Dunovant has accept
ed a position in one of the depart
ments of the government in Wash
ington and will leave for the nation
al capital Thursday.
Lieut. B. T. Huiet is over from
Camp Gordon spending a week with
relatives in the Harmony section. He 1i
has made a fine record since he -en-1 ?
tered the service last October.
Better leave your automobile in
the garage Sunday, unless it is ab
solutely necessary to use it. The gov
ernment has placed its stamp of dis
approval on Sunday pleasure riding.
A conference will be held at the
Baptist church Sunday morning at 11
11:15 o'clock. As business of impor
tance will be transacted, a full atten
dance of the members of the church
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beman of
Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. Hal Beman
of Augusta, Miss Kate Beman of At
lanta and Mr. Julian Key of Colum
bia were week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Key.
In this issue will be found the
registrars appointed by the local
board to conduct the registration of
men in September, the date to be
announced as soon as the proclama
tion of the President ordering the
registration is announced.
Hear Mr. T. D. Wood, the Field
Agent of the War Labor Board,
speak in Edgefield next Tuesday af
ternoon at five o'clock. Mr. Wood
wishes a large number of ladies to
hear him. White and colored people
We are delighted to announce that
Mrs. Thomas H. Rainsford has stead
ily improved since she was operated
upon in Columbia for appendicitis.
Her friends here in Edgefield-and
everybody is Mrs. Rainsford's friend
-havej been greatly interested in
FOR SALE-One twohorse pow
er gas engine as good as new. Also
one House Cold Fire shrinker, with
punch and shear combined, in good
E. W. SAMUEL.
Mr. J. T. McManus, Jr., is at home
on a furlough of two weeks, the first
furlough he has asked for since he
has been in the naval service. This
splendid Edgefield boy has made a
fine record and we confidently ex
pect to hear still better reports from
Mr. Morris Ryan came down from
Camp Sevier and spent Sunday with
the home folk. Mr. Pearce Ryan has
arrived safely overseas.
Mr. J. S. Scurry came up from
Charleston and spent Sunday with
his* parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Mr. R. W. Christie has purchased
the farm of Mr. Wallace F. Holston
six miles northwest of Edgefield and
Mrs. Abbie R. Prince has purchased
the farm of Mr. Christie near Cleora
where he is now residing. We are de
lighted that Mr. Christie is coming
Dr. and Mrs. Manly Timmons and
their sons, Joe and Manly, stopped
over in Edgefield with Mr. Beaure
gard Timmons Monday and Tuesday
while en route from Camp Jackson
where they visited their son, Treze
vant,. who has been in military ser
vice several months.
Just before closing our forms to
day we learned of the death of Mrs.
Clifford Boatwright, which occurred
at her home in Ridge Spring. Mrs.
Boatwright was a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John T. Nicholson. The fu
neral will be held this afternoon. She
had many friends in Edgefield.
After spending some time at the
University hospital in Augusta
ivhere she underwent an operation,
Mrs. Sam Agner is a'gifin at home
and is improving rapidly to the de
light of her friends. She was car
ried to the hospital on July 30 and
returned to her home August 14.
A service flag will be presented at
Red Hill church Sunday morning1,
:he third Sunday in September, at
ll o'clock. An address will be deliv
ered by Ex-Governor J. C. Sheppard, i
\ Y. M. C. A. secretary will also i
speak. Arrangements are being made
;o have a military band to supply :
Mrs. William Franklin Gorton of i
tiailford, Connecticut announces I
he engagement of her daughter <
Elizabeth Mitchelton to Captain <
Henry Abram Adams, Jr., of Meri
wether, South Carolina. Captain i
.\dams is in the Engineering Corps
)f the United States Anny and is j
;tationed temporarily at Norfolk,
^j0m r'* .__,- r~ s
Interesting Service at Antioch. }
The service at Antioch last Sun- j
lay was somewhat ? u,n??P. service
md* the attendance was very large. ;
After a very inspiring sertii?h by 1
.he pastor, Rev. J. VV. Kestcrson, r
the ordinance of baptism was ad- *
ministered to about 12 or 15 per- s
?ons. Those who united with Red '<?
Hill, Republican and Antioch 1
?burches were baptized at Antioch ?
Sunday. After the baptism the 1
".burch held a business session.
To The Voters of Edgefield <
Because of the nature of the con- :
:est just closed it is peculiarly grati
fying to me that the voters of the 1
district have given me such a spien- :
did endorsement. I cannot thank each
of you in person and take this means
of expressing my gratitude. I am
satisfied I can show my appreciation
of the confidence you have shown in
me by giving my time, thought and
energy during the next two years to
your service ind to the service of
our country. Your endorsement
causes me to return to my work with
renewed energy and enthusiasm.
. Sincerely yours,
.;:'..'.* James F. Byrnes.
The Primary Election.
The election Tuesday was unusu
ally quiet and the total number of
votes cast in the county was much
smaller than anticipated. The total
enrollment was about 1,575 for this
county but only about 1,300 votes
were cast yesterday.
There were only two contests in
the county. One for the house of
representatives in which Mr. J. L.
Walker and Mr. J. L. Mims were
elected. The other contest was that
of county treasurer, which resulted
in the election of Mr. J. L. Prince.
The latest figures obtainable from
the State ticket gave Mr. Dial about
53,000 and Mr. Blease about 31,000.
Mr. Cooper was elected over all of
his competitors. There will be a sec
ond race between Mr. Benet and Mr.
WJiJ Surely Sfoo Tfcgi Gooch.
Unofficial Report cf the Primary Election of 1918
Edgefield No. 1.
Edgefield No. 2.
TOTALS... 303 938 207 285 733 69 928 210 488 68 457 297 922 953 557
Open Air Concert.
Saturday afternoon from S to 9
o'clock an open air concert was held
under the trees on Sweetwater
churchyard under the auspices of
the Red Cross. The music was
supplied by the Jazz band of 28
pieces from Camp Hancock. The
young men played a Dauber of pa
triotic selections, their repertoire
being practically unlimited. Soon
after the several hundrea people!
assembled Rev. Harry Curtis, a Y.
M. C. A., secretary from Camp
Hancock, delivered an appropriate
address from a stand erected in
front of the church. Mr. .Curtis
was introduced by Mr. J. L. Mime.
This gentleman has had a number
of years experience working among
soldiers, having spent eome time
upon the Mexican border. Soon
after the address a bountiful lunch
eon was served to the young sol
diers on a long table under the
trees, good ladies of Sweetwater
sustaining their reputation for dis
pensing wholesouled hosp i
tali ty. The ladies sold ice
jrearn and a free will offering was
Laken for the Red Cross work, the
mm of about $150 being added to
;he treasury of the Red Cross la
iies. The social feature of the oc
casion was exceedingly pleasant.
\. Practical, Helpful Address.
Saturday last Mr. T. D. Wood of
fountain Inn, the Field Agent of
he War Labor Board, delivered a
itrong, practical, helpful address,
laving been invited by the local la
)or board to be present. Mr. W. T.
kinnaird, chairman of the local la
>or ^resided over the meeting. After
making some very appropriate r?-j
narks, Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond in J
r?duced Mr. Wood. From the out
let he proved himself not only to be
t practical and very successful busi
?ess man but also one who is alto
gether familiar with the labor prob
Mr. Wood stated that the govern
ment has undertaken to stabilize ev
?ry class of labor and that hereafter
the floating or removal of labor from
place to place will be prohibited.
The government wants 100 per cent
efficiency from labor and it is impos
sible to obtain satisfactory results1
unless those who work on farms and
upon other work apply themselves
six days in the week. He stated em
phatically that this loafing in town
by hundreds of people every Satur
day afternoon will be prohibited, and
that he will deal vigorously with ev
ery case reported to him. Mr. Wood
said that the winning of the war de
pends upon the labor of the country
and that everybody, white and col
ored, old and young, men and wom
en, rich and poor will be forced to
engage in some necessary employ
ment. The man worth a million dol
lars will be made to work just as
the man who is dependent upon his
daily earning. Women will be made
to work as well as men.
Persons who are now idle, living
on checks received from the govern
ment will be forced to work.
The address of Mr. Wood was
timely and effective. So well pleased
were the people who heard him that
he was urged to return to Edgefield
next Tuesday afternoon and speak
again. He consented to come and de
sires white and colored, men and
women of both races, to hear him.
Tell everybody with whom you meet
to come to Edgefield Tuesday after
noon to hear Mr. Wood. It will be
time well spent.
For Rent: Good two or three-horse
farm. Good land well fenced, good
orchard, plenty of water. Apply tc
H. S. Gardner, North Augusta, S. C
I Registration in September of
Men Between }8 and 45
Years of Age.
The local board has appointed the
following registrars for Edgefield
county to register the ?con between
18 and 45 years of age. The exact
date for the registration to be fixed
by a proclamation of President Wil
son. The first named for-each pre
cinct to act as chief registrar as pro
vided in the Selective Service Regu
Timmerman: George W. S'..ott
and Hansford Rhoden.
Trenton: J. D. Mathis, Sr., D. R.
Day and I. A. Webb.
East Johnston: C. D. Kenny and
H. D. Croft.
West Johnston: John Wright and
J. M. Edwards.
Edgefield-Pickens: W. A. Byrd
and J. G. Holland.
Edgefield-Wise : E. H. Folk and
W. A. Strom.
Meeting Street: J. R. Blocker and
M. A. Watson.
Pleasant Lane: M. B. Byrd and
Red Hill: H. E. Quarks and 0. 0.
Cheatnam's Store: P. W. Cheat
ham and R. A. Wash.
Mathis Store: H. W. McKie and
t. M. A<jams.
\ -Meriwther: H. F. Cooper and H.
Ropers: W. J. Lanham and T. L.
Bacon: W. H. Smith and H. H.
Liberty Hill: E. W. Callison and
Geo. T. Jordan.
Rock Hill School House: J. W.
Morgan and T. B. Culbreath.
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic propertiesof QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
-If you haven't rn;
Where for prices tin
charge, (ices tl
an entire year,
TION while pc
National Coal Association De
clares National Prohibi
tion Absolutely Nec
The National Coal Association has
addressed to Fuel Administrator
Garfield an emphatic appeal for im
mediate war prohibition. We quote
from it at length:
"Nation-wide prohibition for the
period of the war is absolutely essen
tial, in the opinion of the National
Coal Association, representing bitum
inous coal operators with an annual
production of nearly 400,000,000
tons, to make effective any plans for
speeding up the mines sfficiently to
get the 100,000,000 additional tons
of coal the country will need this
"A definite program for increased
coal production, placed formally be
fore the United States fuel adminis
tration as the best thought of the in
dustry, carries with it the recommen
dation that nation-wide prohibition
be put into effect at once. The coal
production committee of the Nation
al Association, which formulated the
program, also has addressed a letter
to each member of Congress advis
ing him of the recommendation.
Bocze or Coal?
"In the opinion of the representa
tive committee of operators, which
comprises in its membership deleg
ates from virtually every large coal
producing field in the nation, the
country cannot have both booze and
sufficient coal this winter. Nor can j
the country keep booze in the mining I
sections and have enough coal later j
on. The liquor traffic is curtailing ?
coal production and the time has
come to eliminate it if there is to be I
the substantial increase in coal out
put the war program demands.
"This conclusion was reached un
animously after thorough and pains
taking investigation by the commit
tee. The National Coal Association
is informed that the conclusion is not
only the judgment of the operators
but it is concurred in by Frank Far
rington, president of the United Mine
ade your purchases of Furnitur?
all means do so before Satur
anywhere from 10 to 50 pe:
stock is reduced from r?gulai
< -As a special inducement
^ purchase Furniture anc
\ ment, and who care to
? outlay cf cash, we off?
( Our Honsel
j s.cirne as cash, with only the ad
ian Bank inte'/est), payments rr
and in addition we furnish F
SALE EY ALL MEANS BE FC
Workers of America for the State
"It is understood that Fuel Ad
ministrator Garfield has transmitted
the recommendation of the National
Coal Association to President Wilson,
who now has it under consideration."
Based on Production Comparisons.
The Coal Production Committee's
recommendation to the association
"Regardless of political affiliations
of the members of th^ association
and leaving out of consideration the
moral issues involved, and nasing its
opinion entirely on economic and pa
triotic grounds, the committee unan^
imously and unqualifiedly believes
that national prohibition for the pe
riod of the war is absolutely neces
sary to make effective this or any
other plan for increased coal produc
tion. A comparison^of the records of
production of mines in wet and dry
territories furnishes ample proof of
the need of prohibition. The various
instances cited to you need not be
repeated herc, but they typify the
experience of operators throughout
the entire country."
-The Union Signal.
Buy War Saving
you can't see.
Then see me.
Geo. F. Mims,
a before now, then by
day, if you would save
r cent, for our entire
. prices just that much.
to those desiring to
I other Home equip
invest only a small
dition of small carrying
tay be distributed over
USS FIRE PROTEG
IEZ AUGUST'S END.