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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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Wednesday, September 25
Had any oysters yet?
The road to Berlin becomes shorter
day by day.
We haven't seen any estimate on
the 'possum crop yet.
The popularity of price-fixing de
pends upon whose product is priced.
Don't have to be begged to buy
bonds. Our boys did not have to be
begged to fight for us.
Who's the champion cotton picker
of the county this year? The Adver
tiser would like to have his name.
The cutting out of gasoline on Sun
day causes less wear and tear on
many consciences as well as purses.
It can no longer be said that "talk
is cheap." The telephone company
has asked for permission to increase
September has borrowed some Oc
tober mornings that were just a bit
out of season for peek-a-boo waists
and other summer toggery.
Nothing affords parents keener de- .
light than for their children to be
studious and enthusiastic over their
studies. Wonder how many boys and
girls will read these words?
With bacon and shortenin' selling
for three-pounds-to-the-dcllar, one is
mighty apt to see not a few ashy
lookin' colored people. Not enough
grease can be had to make them
A headline says, "Teutonic allies
facing hard blows." That's nothing
new. The Huns and their allies have
been facing hard blows ever since
the American Yanks got into the
Is your son receiving his home
paper? You could not spend a dollar
in any other way that would give
him as much pleasure. Quite a num
ber of fathers have been thus mind
ful of their boys in France.
Try to make school life attractive
during the first months of the term.
Then the boys are likely to do good
work throughout the session. There
is no better way to make school life
attractive than to encourage a boy
to learn well every lesson at home.
The school room has no terror for
him then. .:.
Hon. William D. Upshaw has our
sympathy. Congress passed the "dry
bill" before he took his seat. Nothing
else under the sun-not even a vic
tory at the polls-would have afford
ed him as much joy as casting his
ballot in Congress against old John
Barleycorn, whom he has labored so
many years against.
At last men have found out that
they can not run things without
women and their unerring "intui
tion." Two women have been placed
on the Richland County Community
Labor Board. This is as it should be.
These women will know better than
men on just what lines of work wo
men can best supplant men.
Circuses may be all right when
the dove of peace hovers over the
land but when Mars holds heartless
reign all circus tents should be folded
and stored away. Dollars that find
their way into the circus tills should
rather be directed to channels where
they will do war duty. Teach the
children in a crisis like this that it
is better to buy thrift stamps than
"merry go round" tickets. There is
no place for circuses while the calls
for Liberty bonds, War Savings
stamps, Red Cross and Y. M. C. A.
are being made. Not a dollar should
be diverted from these very worthy
causes. Even after our quota has been
met, begin to save for the next call.
These calls will be made until our
boys return home victorious.
Then as a means of spreading dis
ease is another good ground for ta
booing circuses at this time. An epi
demic of disease of one form or an
other generally follows in the wake of
a big circus. Let's preserve our
health and conserve our wealth by
letting the circus pass by.
j No Part in lt.
No personal representative of the
Kaiser will have the distinguished
honor of putting his feet under a
table around which a peace confer
ence will be held. If he meets no
worse fate, he will be languishing on
a St. Helena or some more appropri
ate place while a peace conference
is trying to permanently "patch up"
a war-torn world, the work of the
"Beast of Berlin." The Kaiser will
have cling to him the lasting dishon
or of breaking the peace of the
world but he will not be accorded the
honor of having any part in restoring
peace. If Germany participates at all
in the peace conferences which Pres
ident Wilson shall assemble at the
proper time, it will be as a represen
tative of the German people and not
a representative of the royalty.
Committed to Education.
Not only during the campaign but
since the election Hon. R. A. Cooper
has committed himself to an educa
tional policy that will redound to the
lasting benefit of South Carolina. In
an admirable address delivered before
the South Carolina Press Association
at the annual meeting in Gaffney
last week Governor-Elect Cooper
stated with emphasis that he is in
favor of a compulsory education law
with teeth to it-one that can be en
forced. Mr. Cooper also stated that
he is in favor of a seven months'
school term for every school in South
Carolina. No school should have a
shorter term. He stated that he will
recommend to the legislature that
such legislation should be enacted as
will provide for at least a seven
months' term for every school and
also a compulsory education law
that will accomplish the desired end.
which is to put every child of the
school age in school in South Caroli
na for at least seven months in the
year. Mr. Cooper's splendid address
was well received both by the news
paper men and by the people of Gaff
Guilty of Manslaughter.
The conviction, followed by a sen
tence of four years in the peniten
tiary, of a colored man in Columbia
Saturday for running over and kill
ing a child while driving an automo
bile at a very rapid speed will have
a wholesome effect. The reckless man
ner in which quite a number of per
sons in this county drive cars rather
indicates that they are unmindful of
the fact that any blame will attach
to them if their reckless driving
should cause the death of another.
How much better it would be if all
automobile owners would "slow
down" when meeting another car in
the public road so as to have perfect
control of the machines as they pass
each other in close proximity. When
persons, without regard for the lives
and rights of othera, drive their cara
at reckless speed and some fatality
results, such thoughtless and re-.kless
persons should be made to feel the
penalty the law provides fer such
persons. - ? >. >
Let all reckless driving upon the
public roads of Edgefield county be
stopped before some unspeakably de
plorable fatality results. It will then
be too late to drive at a sensible rate
of speed-some life, as precious as
that of the offender, will have been
Mrs. C. M. Thomas Has
For several years, Mrs. C. M.
Thomas has been a resident of
Edgefield, and had endeared herself
to many in our town since she
came with Mr. Thomas and her
family to our town.
On Sunday of this week Mrs.
Thomas was carried to the Hospital
in Columbia, and on Tuesday morn
ing in the early hours just after
midnight this beloved mother and
kind friend passed away in the
On Wednesday about neon her
body was carried to Berea church
where Mrs. Thomas had long been
a member, and there amid a large
number of friends and a large fami
ly connection this beloved lady was
laid to rest, Kev. H. B. White pas
tor of the church olliciating.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas had just
moved into their new house on
main street and life was giving
promise for great happiness.
Mrs. Thomas leaves her husband
and four daughters, Mrs. Clyde
Jackson, Mrs. Frank Lyon, Misses 1
Cleora and Alma Thomas, and sis- ''
ters, Mrs. W. T. Reel, Mrs. Ernest '
Morgan, Mrs. Mack Deal, Mrs. J. ]
L. Prince and her mother Mrs. 1
Jane Harling, and brothers, Messrs. 1
Holloway Harling, Lemuel Harl- '
ing and Oscar Marling. The sym- '
pathy of all Edgefield goes out to 1
these sorrowing ami bereaved
friends in this dark hour.
Notice to Committeemen For
Sale of Fourth Liberty Loan
All members of sales committees
appointed to secure subscriptions to
the Fourth Liberty Loan are re
quested to meet at Edgefield, S. C.
on Saturday afternoon, September
the 28th, at 4:30 p. m., fast time.
Please be 6iire to attend this meet
A. E. PADGETT,
County Chairman Edgefield County.
Committee of Colored People to
Solicit Subscriptions to Fourth
Edgefield-A. W. Simkins, Rev.
J. W. Shaw, C. A. Cheatham,
Jerome B. Holmes.
For the Country Districts-Ham
mond Cheatham, William Hollo
way, J. W. Turner, C. D. Bossy,
L. VV. Collins, Richmond Cheat
bam, Rev. R. W. Kinner, Charlie
Ellis, P. L. Anderson, George Free
land, Jessie Barnes, Baltie Clay,
Clarence Blocker, Jasper Tolbert,
Scott Stevens, George VV. Rober
son, Joe Stevens, A. G. Parks, W.
A. Settle, Ernest Little, Elbert
Vance, Steve Dugas, John C.
Simmons, Charlie Limbecker, Solo
man Atkinson, Lee Arthur, Tom
Smith, M. VV. Edwards, M. H.
Holmes, Henry Jefferson, Jim Wil
liams, J. Q. Bonham. John Spann,
Charlie Simkins, Eldred Watson,
M. S. Hacker, William Loyd, Dock
Meachan, A. W. Nicholson, Dan
L?rick, Charlie Brighthop, Mose
Wooten, Rev. Jas. Moss, Rev. Tom
McManus, Genie Wooten, Billie
Sullavan, William Holmes, Tom
Holmes, Sam Holmes, Claud
Rhodes, Prince L. Adams, E. W.
Wilson, Charlie Holloway, John
Powell, Jordan Lewis, J. Mat
SHE WOULD BE GOOD
EXPRESSES WISH THAT
EVERYMAN AND WO
MAN KNOW OF HER
MRS. HOOGKIRK NOW ABLE TO
ENJOY HERSELF AND RECOM
MENDS TANLAC AS IT WAS
"I just wish that every womaD,
and every man, too, for that mat
ter, could hear of ray experience,"
earnestly declared Mrs. J. B. Hoog
kirk, of 825 Gate Ave., Brooklyn,
N. Y. "If they all could hear and
know, there would not be nearly so
many suffering people in a few
weeks, she added.
This woman, made wonderfully
happy by the benefits which came
to her wants to be a missionary of
good cheer, and for that reason she
told her experience, a chapter right
out of her life. "I was not able to
be like other women,'1 she said.
"For nearly ten years I suffered
with rheumatism, nervousness and
a generally run down condition. I
had pains all through my body. I
was unable to do my housework,
had almost no appetite, and found
no pleasure in my meals. My food
did not digest properly, but soured
on my stomach, giving me head
aches, nausea, a bad taste in my
mouth and a dull, tired.feeling.
"One day a friend cold me to try
Taulac and I did. To my surprise
I began to get fine results right
from the start. I gained four pounds
on the [first bottle. My headache
was relieved and the pains ceased.
Soon I was able to do ray house
work. My appetite became good,
ray whole system was built up and
I slept well. I am not pale any
loncer and I ara able tc enjoy my
self at home and traveling, and
wherever I fro I recommend Tanlac
to others as my friend did to me."
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H. Ernest Qoarles.
Edgefield, R. F. D. No. 3, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Com
Plum Branch, J. W. Bracknell
Plum Branch, R. F. D. No. 2,
E. P. Winn & Bro.
Trenton, G. W. Wise.
I have passed all necessary exam
inations and expect my commission
as Veterinarian in our army at an
?arly date. I take this manner of ask
ing all of those who are indebted to
me to see me at their earliest con
venience, and all those who have ac
:ounts against me to render their
ailis. I thank you for your past fa
B. F. JONES.
Your Country is First. Help It! W. S. S. and Liberty Loan Bonds Wiil Do It
i4 Store Belongs
To Its Customers
And the customers of this store have a right to the use of
its service, because that is why we are here to serve the pub
What a customer wants, and this store hasn't in stock, it is
the duty of a customer to make us perform the service for
them, namely: "GET IT FOR ME."
We are willing to get any article that a customer wants the
quickest way. Service counts.
Try us on Millinery, Coat Suits, Skirts, Dresses, Sweaters,
Underwear, Dress Goods, Shirt Waists, Hosiery (silks, grey,
brown, gold, black, white and champagne).
THE CORNER STORE
The store that always says, Thank You
Your Country is First. Help It! W. S. S. and Liberty Loan Bonds Will Do It
Let Us Supply You With School Shoes for the
Children. We Handle the BEST
We have received a large stock of ladies'
Tailored Suits and invite the ladies in to
We also have .a large stock of men's and
boys' Clothing marked at very reasona
ble prices. See the new styles.
New goods arriving every day.