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Nation to Give Thanks No
Washington, Nov. 17.-Pre
Wilson in a proclamation today
nated Thursday, November '
Thanksgiving Day and said this
the American people have speci;
moving cause to be grateful ai
joice. Complete victory, he sai(
brought not only peace, but con
promise of a new day as Wi
which "justice shall replace
and jealous intrigue among nati
The proclamation follows:
"It has long been our custc
turn in the autumn of the ye
praise and thanksgiving to Aim
God for his many blessings and
cies to us as a nation. This yea
have special and moving cause I
grateful and to rejoice. God hi
His good pleasure given us peac
has not come as a mere cessatic
arms, a mere relief from the s
and tragedy of war. It has com
a great triumph of right. Com;
victory has brought us, not p
alone, but the confident promis
a new day as well, in which ju:
shall replace force and jealous
trigue among the nations. Our gal
armies have participated in a triu
which is not marred or stained
any purpose of selfish aggression
a righteous- cause they have won
mortal glory and have nobly sei
their nation in serving mankind,
has, indeed, been gracious. We 1
cause for such rejoicing as rev
and strengthens in us all the best
sons of our national history. A :
day shines about us, in which
hearts take courage and look fonv
with new hope to new and gre:
"While we render thanks for tl
things, let us not forget to seek
Divine guidance in the performa
of those duties, and Divine mercy :
frogiveness for all errors in act
purpose, and pray that in all we
"we shall strengthen the ties of frie
ship and mutual respect upon wh
we must assist to build the new str
ture of peace and good will ame
"Therefore, 7, Woodrow Wils
president of the United States
America, do hereby designate Thu
.day, the twenty-eighth day of Nove
ber, next, as a day of thanksgivi
and prayer, and invite the peo;
throughout the land to cease up
that day from their ordinary occu]
tions and in their several homes a
places of worship to render than
to God, the ruler of nations.
"In witness whereof, I have hei
unto set my hand and caused the SJ
of the United States to be affixed.
"Done in the District of Columc
this sixteenth day of November,
the year of our Lord one thousai
nine hundred and eighteen, and
the United States of America, t!
one hundred and forty-third.
"By the President.
Secretaiy of State."
Nearly a Million War-Ris
Checks Mailed in October
In the month of October the B
reau of War-Risk Insurance of tl
Treasury Department mailed 957
240 cheeks, of which 934,157 wei
for allotments and allowances. 6,07
for compensation, and 17,009 f<
To date the bureau has sent o\
7,4SG,434 checks, representing a ti
tal disbursement of $230,000,000.
More than 15,600 death claim
representing $1 IS,000,000 of insui
ance, have been paid to. date.
Total Near $36,0^0,000,000.
The insurance written on the live
of soldiers and sailors by thc Burea
of War-Risk Insurance'is now clos
to $30,000,000,000. Up to Octobc
31 about 4.000.000 applications, rer
resenting $35,736,000,000 of insui
ance, have been received.
Almost $2,000,000,000 of new ir
surance was written during Octobe:
This is a marked decrease from th
figures for recent months and wa
caused by the epidemic of influenza
which retarded the movement of mei
to camps. Nevertheless the Bureau o
War-Risk Insurance received durin;
October more than six times as mud
insurance as the largest commercia
life insurance company in thc worh
wrote during the entire year of 1917
With the resumption of steady en
trainments, the flow of new insurant
is now returning to its normal rab
of approximately $1,000,000,000 j
Average Mounting Rapidly.
The average amount cf insuranci
applied for per man is mounting rap
idly. Almost without exception nev
men joining the colors arc taking: th<
full $10,000 of Uncle Sam's insur
ance. The average amount is nov
According to the best available es
timates, the Army and Navy are nov
almost 95 per cent insured.
The Bureau of War Risk Insurance
has received to date about 4,000,00C
applications for Government insur
ance and 4,000,000 applications foi
allotments and allowance, and has re
ceived and answered in addition more
than 3,500,000 letters.
If Germany Had Won-Terms
Decided on for "Beaten"
What Germany once thought of
demanding of the allies was published
June 30, 1918, in the Nachrichten of
Goerlitz by Count Roon ,a member
of the Prussian house of lords. Ac
cording to this German peace pro
gram which came through a Havres
dispatch from Basel, Switzerland, at
that time the following conditions
were included: ?
Annexation, of Belgium, with ad
ministrative autonomy in the interior.
Independence of Flanders.
Annexation of the entire Flanders
coast, including Calais.
Annexation of the Bricy and Long
wy basins and the Toul, Belfort and
Verdun regions eastward.
Restitution to Germany of all her
colonies, including Kiao-Chau.
Great Britain to cede to Germany
such naval bases and coaling stations
as Germany designates.
Great Britain must return Gibral
tar to Spain, cede its war fleet to Ger
many, restore Egypt to Turkey, and
the Suez Canal to Turkey,
j Greece must be re-established un
der King Constantine, with frontiers
as before the war.
Austria and Bulgaria will divide
Serbia and Montenegro.
Great Britain, France and the
United States must pay all of Ger- ]
many's war costs, the indemnity be
ing a minimum of $45,000,000,000.
They also must agree to deliver raw
materials immediately. j
France and Belgium are to remain i
occupied at their expense until the ,
conditions are carried out.
Count Roon, the dispatch stated, ]
said Germany was entitled to these
terms because of its strength, and ,
that until they were realized there j
should be no armistice and no cessa- j
tion of submarine warfare.
Well Named Destroyer.
From the Bellman. 1
The action of the navy department
in giving the name of the late Ben- <
jamin K. Tillman to a recently com
pleted destroyer emphasizes in a !i
most striking way, the contribution I
which he made to the development, !
of our national life during the last
quarter of a century. In a sense, he n
was himself a destroyer, though he
was much more than that. The vessel ? t
bearing his name has the mission to j<
help in clearing the world of those
age.icies, typified at this time by the <
German government, which represent
the uses of ruthless power. These ; <
must be destroyed, not alone that
we may be rid of thom, but that we
may build on their ruins the structure
cf a saner democracy. il
During Tillman's long term of ser- M
vice in the senate the country has ii
passed through little less than a revo- |i
lution, and there have been few of its
phases that have not owed something
to him. His advent in public life co
incided with the populist movement, ?
and he was at the tune considered to
be one of the most grotesque of its
protagonists. "Pitchfork" Tillman he
was called, and his savage and ire- ,
tquently intemperate attacks on his
Opponents justified his name, ?orne
cf the ideas for which he fought have (
'lad a natural death, but more of j
them have been embodied in construe- !
tive legislation enacted in many cases
by the same men who two decades
ago, were their most violent oppo
Responsibility, as i? always the case
sobered him. and while his vision of j
democracy "hover grew dim, it became
less Utopian. He was willing to pro-1
ceed step by step, to pass from one
thing to another, rather than to at
tempt to reach the goal at a single
E or twenty-four years Senator Till
man served as a member of the naval
affairs committee, and his part in the
building of the new navy was a no
table one. He saw it, not as the in
strument of an aggressive imperial
ism, but as a part cf the police force
of the world. It became tho major in
terest of his life. Ile visited the ships
constantly, and acquired an intimate
knowledge, not alone of the details
of their construction, but of the life
of the officers and men. In no small
measure it was due to him that our
navy, when asked how soon it could
be prepared for active service in the
great war, was able to respond, "We
are ready now, sir."
Lumber for Sale
We have lumber of all kinds on
hand at our mill. Bills cut to or
der from a good grade of yellow
W. M. RANSON,
JNO. R. BRYAN,
Johnston, S. C.
Fiendish Hun Cruelty.
(New York National Humane
The fiendish cruelty of the German
Empire has been exemplified time
and time again. Nothing shows the
full lack of moral qualities displayed
by the Hun more than an instance de
scribed in the London Morning Post.
As the British army advanced to oc
cupy a town from which the Germans
had retreated, the soldiers discovered
a kitten hanging by its forepaws
from a door to which it was nailed.
"The wretched creature, which
must have been where it was found
at least an hour or two, was mewing
piteously in its agony and struggling
desperately with its hind feet to re
"With a natural instinct of pity
for a suffering dumb animal, one of
the British soldiers rushed forward
to release the unhappy kitten. He
pulled out the nails that pierced its
paws, but in the moment that he did
so there was a flash and a roar, and
his mutilated and dismembered body
was flung aross the street.
"A hidden explosive charge had
been set off by the withdrawal of the
nails. The retreating Hun had laid
his trap and had baited it with the
kitten nailed to the door. He calcu
lated that such an appeal to British
humanity would be irresistible; and
he was right."
Care of the Eyes.
The following excellent sugges
tions on the care of the eyes have
been issued by the Illinois Society
for the Prevention of Blindness. They
ire well worth reading and remem
Take as good care of your eyes as
you would of your watch. You can
juy a new watch, but you can't buy
Wear glasses if the doctor advises
iou to do so.
Don't use your eyes in a poor or
Have the light shine on your work
jr book-not in your eyes.
Hold your work or book 14 or 15
nches from your eyes.
Don't rub your eyes with dirty
Don't use other people's towels,
vash cloths, handkerchiefs, etc.
Have sore eyes and granulated lids ,
reated promptly, and as long as the j
loctor thinks necessary.
If you suspect eye trouble, see an
)culist at once.
Dont let any one but an oculist
jxamine your eyes.-Ex.
All persons are hereby warned not
o hunt or trespass in any manner
.vhatsoever on lands owned or con
.rolled by the undersigned. This
neans you, so stay off.
G. T. Swearingen.
Trenton, S. C.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE j
Bank of Trenton j
Located sit Trenton. S. C.: at the i
close oi uusiness November 1, iUlS.
Loans and Discounts $198,150.59
Bonds and Stocks owned bv
the Bank . 1,500.00
Furniture and Fixtures 2,057.84
Banking House 2?529.00 ;
Due from Banks and Bankers 17,997.12
Silver ami Other Minor Coin 1,451.71
Checks and Cash Items 2?ii?, ?ii
Capital Stock Paid in $16.300.001
Surplus Fund 5,5-i5."i ]
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent" Expenses and Taxes
1 aid 4,005.24
its Subject to
Check $ 87,230.70
of Deposit 87,998.59
Cashier's Checks 791.28
Bills Payable, including Cer
tificates for Money Bor
State ot South Carolina, * .
County of Edgefield. \ b'
Before me came W. W. Miller,
Cashier of the above named bank, who,
being 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.
W. W. Miller.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 19th day of November, 191S.
G. T. DUNCAN, [L.S.]
Notary Public, S. C.
B. B. Bouknight,
A. S. J. Miller,
J. F. Bettis,
Hov/ To Give Quinine To Children.
FEBRILINEisthetrade-mnrk name trivet? to nn
improved Quinine, lt is a Tasteless Syrup, pleas-.
nut to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and ?ever know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate not
cause nervousness nor ringing in the bend. Try
it the jext time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce criminal package. The
name FEBRXUXE Ut Mown iu bettie. 2? cents
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC enriches tht
blood, builds up the whole system and will won
derfully strengthen and iortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. SOc.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for. the purpose of receiving ?
[taxes x'rom the loth day of October,
1918, to th? 15th day of March, 1919.
All taxes shall be due and payable
I between the 15th day of October,
1918, and December 31st. 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not
I be paid by December 31st, 1918, the
?County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1919, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent additional,
from the 1st of March to the 15th of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be coilecced by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1918
?are as follows:
For Statepurposes 8 Vi.
For Ordinary County 7
?For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch 4
For Bacon School District IVz
For Blocker 2
For Blocker-Limestone 4
For Colliers . 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4
For Edgefield 8
For Elmwood No. 8 2
For Elmwood No. 9 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C. 3
For Hibler 3
For Johnston ll
For Meriwether (Gregg) 2
For Moss 3
For Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater \4
For Trenton 8 Va. |
For Wards .2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R. 3
For Pickens R. R. 3
For Wise R. R. 1H
For Corporation . ll
All the male citizens between the
apr?s of 21 years and <>0 years, except
those exempt by law. are nable LO a
poll tax of One Doilar each. ANcani
tation tax ol' 5U cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of IS and ;
55 years must pay 82.00 commuta- ;
tion tax. No communtation is includ-!
ed in the property tax. .So ask for
road tax receipt waua you desire' tc
pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C. j
Notice of Final Discharge.
To Ail Whom These Presents May
WHEREAS. E. M. Whatley has
made application unto this ?.'ourt for ?
Final Discharge as Guardian in re
i he Estate of Mary Watson a minor,
on this the 2i)th day of October 101 ;rh
THESE ARE THEREFORE; to
cite an; and all kindred, creditors, or'
parties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my offitce at Edgefield:
Court House, South Carolina, on the j ^
:;oih cay o? November 1918 at ll
o'clock a. m.. why .said or-i^r of Dis-;
. barge shoul.i not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. c.., E. C., S. C.
October 29th 10J 8.
Published each intervening Wed-1
nesday up to November 30 th, '1918
.11 "The EdgLiiwid Advertiser."
You can pot what you like and
you like what you get at the
Arcade Cafe and Restaurant for
Ladies and Gentlemen.
Regular dinner 50c. $3.50
Commutation Tickets for $3.
We invite our Edgefield friends
to call to see us (the Edgefield
PETE G lil FALL,
Arcade Bld'g, Columbia.
Lost: One white setter with liver
colored spots, named "Jack." Stray
ed from my home Monday morning.
Reasonable reward. C. E. COGBURN,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE.-Two first-class mules
8 and 9 years old, weight 900 to
1,000 pounds. Good work animals.
Apply to G. D. Minis or Zeb Clem
ent. Clarks Hill, S. C.
Twelve Buff Orpington Hens,
$1.50 a piece.
W. E. STOKES.
53 TME OWLY
Large Stock vf
Jewelry to Select From
We invite our Edgefield friends to visit our store
when in Augusta. We have the largest stock of
of all kinds that we have ever shown. It will be a pleasure to show
you through our stock. Every department is constantly replenished
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our repairing department, which has
every improvement. Your watch or clock made as good as new.
Work ready for delivery in a short time.
A. J. Renkl
980 Broad St.
(Best by Test)
Slusky's Roofing Materials
Mantels, Tiles,vGrates v Builder's Hardware
Complete stock of Metal and Composition Roofing, Gal
vanized Metal Products, Copper, Zinc, Asphalt and
Prompt Delivery-Low Prices
DAVID SLUSKY & SON, 1009 Bradway, Augusta
STEWART & KERNAGHAN
has been called to the remarkable
fuel saving secured with Cole's
Original Hot Blast Heaters.
Coal prices are soaring-why be a slave
to an extravagant heating plant or stove
that is a demon for fuel.
Join nov) in the great army cf
satisfied users who have found
relief from high- fuel hills
with the great fuel saving
Burns cheapest ?02! clean and fcrigfti. ?sss sny f?e!
Everybody is searching for a way to save fuel
and food. Here's your opportunity to
^ cut your coal bills square in half and
gain a perfectly heated home as
well. Investigate now. Our Store
is Fuel Savers Headquarters.
Augusta Packing Ob.
On New Savannah Road, on Belt Line
Phone 518-P. 0. Box 818
We buy Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Calves. In
market at all seasons of the year.
Car load lots or less. We charge no commission
SHIP US YOUR CALVES