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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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Wednesday, November 20
Something new under the sun:
Elections in Germany.
TV>^ most popular woman in all
the wc rid is Miss Red-Cross Nurse.
Tho only item on the menu for the
Peacr Table agreed upon thus far
Th? two most popular men in the
world are your "Uncle San:" and
The "Yanks" have chanced Ger
mai . "iron heel" to one of rubber,
the softest, most pliable kind.
L ' us not forget the loyalty of
Gu The little Republic declared
war . ?? Germany the day after the
United States did.
What are you going to do for the
hom coming of your boy? It is not
enou^ii to kill the fatted calf or the
biggest gobbler in the yard.
The Advertiser has been "shower
ed" with large sweet potatoes this
fall but we haven't yet had a sample
of tha 'possum crop.
Things have gotten somewhat aw
ry. Instead of compulsory school at
tendance, we have compulsory school
closing in South Carolina.
Among the "ex's" soon to be re
corded will be some ex-camps, but
than.:? to the War Department Camp
Jackson is to be a permanent insti
Personal mention: After a visit to
the Fatherland of more than 40 years
M..-.; Alsace-Lorraine has returned
homo, much to the delight of her Pa
Yas the Germans are an educated
pei , but as it is all in their heads
and ie in their hearts they bi't?me
: top-h . vy, nationally unbalanced
a,;.: ... ?at was the fall.
They tell us that the day of auto
cv:. . ale has passed, but old man
'.-Jh .. and seme of hhs brethren in
g ma v oniai bondage Co not sub
sc . ;o .?his statement.
T" have this too. to bc thankful
fy:'-- ?at cotton has not declined in
ts much as uniforms. Since
j was declared most anybody
can .... .,rd a pair of puttees.
On with the ship building! Ameri
ca * ids should be shipped in Am
er: ? bottom.-. It is only through
sil ? policy that America will hold
ci.cial primacy of the serb.
he ex-Kaiser will have to be
gra il for this Thanksgiving season
:.everything is well with him
as it .s. It might have been (and may
bp yet} a thousand times worse with
The vessels that sweep the mines
fr?m the ports and high seas should
02 manned by Germans. If anybody
ir VJ i>3 killed in this hazardous un
Mertaking, let them be "hoist upon
ihtir own petard."
Winiam Hohenzollern has run
a..; "rom Berlin but he can't run
away from his conscience and the
ipointment of becoming the em
; . . f a world-wide domain. He is
the most miserable of men.
Ad of the girls can soon have a
soldi sweetheart. Under the rules
t-f ?he War Department all honorably
d..st harked soldiers can wear their
uniforms for three months after be
ing mustered out of the service.
It is generally conceded that, next
1> n . dent Wilson. Secretary of the
u.'y-Director General McAdoo
is the biggest man in America, but he
will have to step down to third place
when General Jack Pershing sots foot
cr. American soil again.
Premier Ebers of New Germany
may be all right but, in truth, we dc
not altogether like his "looks." How
ever, he is not nearly so repulsive as
the brutal Hindenburg who should
be hanged as high as Haman.
No chimneys stand upon former
sites of hundreds and thousands of
homes in Belgium and France. There
are no firesides around which the
Christmas stocking can be placed*
But America should see to it that
Santa Claus visits the children-hun
dreds of thousands of them orphans
-of these homes.
The monthly "outlay" of the av.
erage family in these belligerent
times is something fierce, and thrice
i happy is the man who can make
"tongue and buckle meet." We've had
to buy everything under the sun this
year except an auto number plate,
and judging from "rumblings" heard
in The Advertiser home we may have
that to buy before another year
Huns Should Pay The Price.
Tell the Huns we'll feed their hun
gry women and children but they
must pay for the demoralization, de
pradation, devastation and damna
tion they have wantonly committed,
?and settle, too, on a full 100 -per
cent, basis. Their maudlin appeals
for sympathy should avail nothing.
How can people whose hands are
j yet dripping with the blood of inno
cent women and children have the
nerve to ask for sympathy. They not
only needlessly precipitated the war
but made it the most unspeakably
terrible conflict that the world has
ever seen. Now let them pay for it
in part at least. Full compensation
and reparation will be impossible.
Honor to Whom Honor Is Due.
Not all of the bouquets should be
handed to Gen. Pershing. Every man
under him who did his duty, it mat
; ters not what his rank may be, is en
titled to a share of the glory. Had
Gen. Pershin. been sent to Europe
alone, the Huns would now be vic
tors, dictating the hardest and harsh
I est peace terms conceivable. But, in
! stead of sending him alone to combat
'the Germans, America has sent more
;than 2,000,000 men and they, to
gether with the men higher in com
I'mand, made victory for the Allies
! possible. Render unto Caesar the
things that are Caesar's-Render un
to Pershing the honor that is Persh
mg s-Render unto the subordinate
;ohicers and privates the honor that
j is rightly due them.
j The erection of a monument re
cently io perpetuate the memory of
[the three first Americans who fell in
: action in France by the citizens of
Nancy was a gracious and beautiful
act. The men sacrificed their lives
for the safety of the world, as well
as for tho safety of their own homes,
and richly deserve the honor that
France has,shown the^?. They fell in
the kattie of Nancy about a year ago
and the French were unwilling for
their memory not to be perpetuated.
Public exercises were held on thc oc
casion of thc unveiling of the monu
ment and speeches praising the Am
erican soldiers for their bravery and
vor thc services that they are render
ing the French people. The sacrificial
! blood of the American soldiers will
[henceforth make one of France, Eng
land and America.
;A Thoughtful and Wise Suggestion.
j Somebody, we do not recall who,
j has made the suggestion in one of
thc daily papers that the question ol'
j supplying potash be settled by thc
! peace conference. Germany holds
I practically a monopoly of the world's
j .supply of potash and after order has
?been restored from the present chaos
. . . ?
those people should not oe permitted
to charge exorbitant and unreason
able prices for this much-needed and
widely-used article of commerce.
Some definite terms bearing upon the (
exporting of potash should be agreed
upon. The Advertiser does not a i vo
cale an unreasonably low prie: Cor
potash. Allow them to mine and sh
at a profit, SVen a larger profit tiwi!
that which was realized before the
war. America can afford to pay sume
more than was formerly paid. But
our people should not be robbed sim
ply hut-use Germany ho*lds a monop
oly of the world's supply of potash.
War Savings Stamps to Be Soid
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. l?.-War Sav
ings stamps will continue after the
conclusion of peace, according to an
official announcement which has been
received by Hugh Richardson, State
director for Georgia, from Secretary
The stamps to bc issued after Jan
uary 1. 1919, will be blue instead of
the present trreen, and will bear a
portrait of Benjamin Franklin, one
of this country's greateit advocates
of thrift and economy.
Thousands of Georgians signed a
Interesting Letter From Mr. A.
North, S. C.
November 18, 1918.
I am just up from an attack of in
fluenza but am not yet able to leave
the house. Our little town has been
hard hit by this terrible disease, and
the doctors have been unable to con
trol it. Seven of my neighbors have
died within the last week and many
others are criticallydll. I found a ne?
gro cemetery on my mail route the
other day and I counted ten fresh
graves, all having been buried in
three days. One of them was buried
at ten o'clock at night. Not in the
history of North has the town and
community been visited by such a
scourge. The Red Cross, and the min
isters of the town have" been tireless
in their efforts to relieve the suffer
ing and care for the sick and bury
the dead. God bless such an organiza
tion and may we revere and hold sa
cred the memory of Clara Barton,
the founder of this gr?a!" society.
There is another class of ministering
angels who should ever be encourag
ed and commended for their faithful
service. I have reference to the grad
uate nurses. These noble \yomen have
not held back but have rendered
faithful service, not once thinking of
their own safety. Many of them have
succumbed to the dreadful malady.
Let there be no sneering remarks
about these dear women-they are a
blessing to our country. And right
here let me say, I believe our legis
lature ought to provide means for
training more of our woiuen as
Mr. Mims, there is a matter I
should like to mention that may be
of int?r?t to some of your readers.
About two years ago I undertook the
difficult task of preparing and having
published a genealogical record of
the Tillman family, some of whom
were my mateVnal ancestors.
In my research I have received
many nice letters from descendants
in many states-among them one let
ter from Col. John Tillman, a promi
nent lawyer of Birmingham, Ala.,
and Hon. George N. Tillman of Nash
ville, Tenn., one of the most promi
nent lawyers and distinguished citi
zens of that state. John Tillman is a
grand-son of Jacob Tillman who mar
ried a Mosley and moved to Alabama,
a brother of Benj. Tillman, Sr., fath
er of late Senator Tillman. George
Tillman is the grand-son of John Till
man who married Rachell Martin,
whose mother was a Marshall and
first cousin of Chief Justice Marshall
of the United States Superior Court.
In Mr. Tillman's letter to me he
says, "Doubtless you and I are de- f
scended from and have a common an-1
cestor in Rodger Tillman, of Prince
George county, Va. My great grand
father, Lewis Tillman, son of George
Tillman and wife Frances of Edge- ;
field district, married Polly Huff. His
son, Dan Tillman, taught school at!
Martintown about 20 miles from
Augusta, Ga. His brother John and !
Rachel! Martin, daughter of Mat
Martin were among his pupils. Lewis
Tillman moved with his family to
Bedford County, Tenn., so did Mat
Martin and his family John and
Roc hell married' and rode horse-back j
to Edgefield on their honey moon to ;
visit relatives. Lewis Tillman was !
killed in the Revolutionary war. Ab
ram Martin, father of Mat, was also
killed at Augusta, Ga.
The Tillmans, Martins, Ryans, Mil
lers, Hancocks, Glovers and Lanhams
all came from Virginia and settled
in the lower part of Edgefield county
before the Revolutionary war and
played an important part in its de
velopmc.it. In all the wars in which '
our country has been engaged thc j
blood of these people has been spilt :
on the battlefields.
This Martin family evidently lived j
?ul where Tuck Mathis now lives.!
Vir. Tillman is anxious to know if
i lie oil Martin settlement still exists
so w dd li to .'.ave it photo
apb :. If anybody knows whore'
the place is please ?rite me. In a
w ni nths I h( ? to have my rec
c-rds-feady for the press. If there is
any one who knows the whereabouts
f any ol eorge Tillman's descer?d
.lodge last. June to buy a certain stip
ulated amount of war savings stamps
during 1918. Some of these pledges
have been redet med but others have,
not. Presently the victorious Ameri
an soldiers will be coming home to
find members of their family and
friends who were not as punctual in
discharging the obligations of duty
as proved themselves on thc battle
,;ne in France.
FOR SALE: Eighty bushels of
May wheat for seed ,grown on my
own farm. $2.50 per bushel. M. C.
NOW THAT PEACE
HAS BEEN DECLARED
it is up to the people of this country to get
business back on a sound footing and to re
duce the high cost of living.
We are going to start the ball rolling in
that direction by offering all hats in the
Millinery department at
ONE-THIRD OFF *
for November and December. Come in and
get a hat before they are picked over.
Just received a shipment of Outing Gowns,
Sweaters, Middies, Blouses, and for the
baby Wool Caps, Booties, Wool Socks and
Another shipment of Enamel Ware just
THE CORNER STORE
We placed large orders carly for the several departments on our second floor and
invite our friends, the Indies especially, to inspect these attractive goods.
We are showing some good values in bed-room suits. Also see our sideboards,
hat-racks, solas, dining tables and china closets. A beautiful assortment of rockers to
We have a large stock of iron and enameled beds and the best bed ?springs on the
market. A large stock of cotton and felt mattresses.
We extend a special invitation to the ladies to come and see our beautiful assort
ment of rugs and art squares. .Many attractive designs at very reasonable prices.
We have bought a large slock of stoves, ranges and heaters. Now is the time to
discard your old one and purchase a new one.
Wc were never better supplied than now to fill the needs of our customers in har
ness, bridles and saddles. Large assortment to select from.
Our undertaker's department is well supplied with coffins and caskets of all sizes |
and prices. A share of j'our patronage is solicited. Our hearse responds to all calls
On our first floor witt be found a large stock of heavy
groceries and plantation supplies. We buy in large
quantities and can make very satisfactory prices.
Large shipment of Texas oats for seed-no better quality on the market. Let us
hil your orders..
dgefield Mercantile Company