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Office No 61
Residence, No. 17
Wednesday, November 20
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mr. and Mr?. A. T. Cole of Whea
ton, DI., are spending some time in
Mr. J. W. Johnson of Clarks Hill
is among the visitors in Edgefield
Mrs. Hal Beman of Augusta is
here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Key.
Mr. T. W. Lamb and Miss Kathlei
Kenrick were among the visitors in
Edgefield Saturday. '
Mrs. John Miller has returned
from Columbia where she spent sev
eral days with her mother last week.
Miss Julia Mabrey of Columbia
spent the week-end in Edgefield with
her aunts, Misses Minna and Annie
Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Cleveland
and little Norwood, Jr., spent the
week-end here with Mr. and Mrs. A.
Corporal Cephas P. Derrick and
Private L. E. Lott of Camp Jackson |
spent the week-end with the" home
folks at Johnston.
Mrs. Marie Dozier ar.d her two sons j
from Johnston are here spendingvsev
eral days with Mesdames W. J. Dun
can and J. W. DeVore.
Mrs. George Mciver gave a recep
tion at her home in Columbia a few
days ago to the relatives of the mem
bers of the 81st Division, inviting
Miss Sarah Collett to attend.
Our friend Joe Reese is out for
the first time this morning from a se
vere attack of influenza. He had a
very stubborn case which made away
with about 10 pounds of his avoir
The Advertiser is indebted to Lu
ther Hammond, a progressive young
farmer of Colliers, for a very large
sweet potato. He made a very satis
factory yield. Four of his potatoes
weighed 20 pounds.
Mrs. A. J. Ives came up from Sav
annah and spent the latter part of
the week in Edgefield with her aunts,
Misses Sophie and Marie Abney. She
was very affectionately greeted by
her Edgefield friends.
Mrs. John Holland of Greenwood
spent several days last week with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Agner.
She was in Edgefield a short time
Saturday, having her little daughter,
Allie Ruth Holland with her.
Miss Florence Mims left for Boston
Sunday afternoon to enter the Le
land Powers School of Expression.
If she can spare the time from her
studies she will write letters from
time to time from Boston for The
Mrs. J. D. Holstein motored to
Greenville Monday to spend a week
in order to be with her son, J. D. Hol
stein, Jr., who is at Camp Sevier.
Mrs. Holstein was accompanied by
Miss Helen Tillman and Miss Eliza
Mr. and Mrs. Clair Hilton went to
Columbia several days ago to make
their home in the capital city, Mr.
Hilton having accepted a position
with the Gibbes Machinery Company.
Mr. Newton Parker has also accept
ed a position in Columbia.
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Mr. Orlando Sheppard went to Ridge
Spring Friday to attend the funeral
of Mr. William Merritt, a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Merritt who are well
known in Edgefield. Young Mr. Mer
ritt was in training at Camp Fremont
California, and died there.
Within a few short weeks there
will be a steady stream of our boys
returning from the camps and from
overseas. Mr. Morris Ryan who reach
ed home Saturday from Camp Sevier
is the first to receive an honorable
discharge. He has two other brothers
in the service.
An Obstreperous Ford.
The Ford car of Dr. W. G. Whit
lock became extremely obstreperous
Friday and after balking refused to
be "cranked." The car was standing
near Mr. Ernest Quarles' store and
Dr. Whitlock made an effort to crank
it, with the result that several bones
in his right hand were broken. There
upon Mr. Quarles made an effort to
crank the car and it "kicked," break
ing both bones in his right arm just
above the wrist. Both of these gentle
men were injured by the car within
The American People Mus
I attended a conference yesterd
in Columbia which was called
State Food Administrator Willia
Elliott for the purpose of presentii
to the county food administrate
the new problems of the Food Admi
istration that have arisen since t
armistice was signed. The impressii
prevailed among many people th
there would be no further work f
ithe Food Administration after t'
war was won, but the necessity f
the conservation of food now is evi
j more imperative than it has bet
since the war began. There are mo
than 200,000,000 people in Euro]
who must be supplied with a lar?
part of the food they consume ai
70 per cent, of this food is expect?
?crom America. Unless this food
upplied, there will be millions i
persons who will succumb to disea:
this winter because of their deplete
physical condition, rendering the
easy prey of all forms of disease.
It is said that there are no childre
now in Serbia, Poland and Rouman
under seven years of age, the-hig
rate of mortality being due to a lac
of proper diet. The mortality amor
old women in these countries hi
been especially high, due to a lac
of proper nutrition. The world's su]
ply of fats is especially low and 7
per cent, of the needed fats in til
form of condensed milk, cheese, oi
and meats must be furnished by th
United State. In order to meet th
great demand that will be made o
our national storehouses, there mai
be the most rigid conservation. .
most inspiring address was made b
?Mr. Franklin W. Fort of Washingtoi
before the conference in Columbi
yesterday, setting forth the reason
why our people should conserve foo
in every form. Mr. Fort said it is noi
a "crime against civilization for
man to rise from the table with
tight belt strap."
There will not be any shortage i:
flour before the next harvest, as ther
are vast quantities of wheat in Aus
tralia, Argentine and Russia that cai
now be moved with the submarine
eliminated and the merchant-vessel
released from war transportation
Furthermore, owing to the guaran
teed price by the government, whicl
is profitable to the wheat growers o
the West, it is estimated that the nex
crop of wheat will be the largest thi
?country has ever harvested. Then
will also soon be an adequate suppl:
of sugar available, and if England
France and Italy do not greatly in
crease sugar consumption, this coun
try will return to a normal basis. I
is probable that early in December
the allowance will be raised to foul
pounds per capita, which is abou
as much as our people should con
sume at any time.
The Food Administration in Wash
ington has issued emphatic orders tc
the effect that profiteering in everj
form be prohibited, and to this enc
Mr. Elliott has employed two addi
tional inspectors, making four foi
the State. Their visits will be more
frequent and their investigations
more thorough. Edgefield county mer
chants are patriotic and have noi
been guilty of over charging, excepl
probably in a few instances, which
was due more to ignorance than tc
willful violation and was stopped as
soon as the merchants were informed,
Mr. Elliott will send to every retail
merchant in South Carolina in a few
days a list of prices showing margin
of profit allowed on certain commod
ities and these prices will be rigidly
Recently there has been a re-ad
justment of prices pf cotton seed
meal and hulls, the prices as' fixed by
the Food Administration in Washing
ton being uniform throughout the
cotton belt. On account of the de
crease in the demand for hulls, being
no longer used in the manufacture of
explosives, the price has been re
duced from $20 to $16 per ton, and
in order to offset this reduction in
the profits realized from seed by the
mills, the price of meal has been in
creased to $55 per ton. Had not the
increase been made, the price of seed
would have been lowered. The Food
Administration ,is convinced that if
the government were not now regula
ting the price of seed and meal, seed
would be much lower and meal much
higher, probably around $60 per ton.
The Food Administration is arrang
ing to have a "Food Conservation
Week" early in December. Public
gatherings will be held in towns and
rural districts in the interest of food
conservation. The schools will also be
asked to set apart one afternoon and
carry out a programme that will be
arranged and supplied by the Food
J. L. MIMS,
County Food Adminisrator.
We have on hand a nice lot of la
dies' men's and children's rrmeoats,
which we are selling at a very reason
Our Brave Boys of the Thirti
As the days drag slowly along, the
anxiety of the relatives and friends
of our boys in the now celebrated
Thirtieth Division becomes more and
more intense. Some of the fiercest
fighting of the war was in the several
prolonged engagements in Flanders
and in northeastern France. Notably
in the battles of Bellicourt and Cam
brai. Here it was that the American
soldiers who compose the Thirtieth
Division rendered such gallant and
daring service side-by-side with the
British. The members of this Divi
sion, scores of them being our ow
Edgefield county boys, were compli
mented by British officers in the high
est terms. Because of the fact that
they were fighting with the British
forces and the casualty lists being
reported through the British War Of
fice, accounts for the delay in receiv
ing definite and official information
concerning the casualties in Flanders
and northeastern France. It was prob
ably in one of the above named bat
tles that Hezzie Griffis received his
The editor of The Advertiser has
exhausted every possible means of
ascertaining Hezzie Griffis' condition
and up to this time has been unable
to obtain any official information.
The last of several telegrams receiv
ed from Senator E. D. Smith, who
has given every possible assistance
in our efforts to secure information,
stated that the casualty lists are now
being reported from Europe by mail
instead of by cable. This, together
with delay incident to the report com
ing through the. British War Office,
instead of from Gen. Pershing direct,
accounts for the prolonged delay.
We have been informed that Jimmie
Burnett, a son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. M.
Burnett, who was in the same regi
ment with Hezzie Griffis has been
wounded, only slightly, we hope.
Red Cross Activities.
As the time has been extended un
til the 30th of November for sending
boxes to our boys and as labels will
be provided for all those who have
not sent them home any who have
not attended to this very important
duty to their boys "over there' will
please call at the Red Cross rooms
All persons not able to send boxes
to their boT are asked to send the
names and addresses and labels if
they have them, to the Red Cross
rooms at once and these will be filled
and sent by the committe in charge.
Mrs. A. A. Woodson,
Concerning Christmas Parcels
For Soldiers Overseas.
In order to insure the receipt of a '
Christmas parcel by every single man
in the American Expeditionary For
ces, the War Department has extend- I
ed the time for mailing overseas
packages until November 30th, and I
has authorized the American Red
Cross to have printed sufficient ad- 1
ditional Christmas labels exactly sim- ]
ilar to those received from abroad
to issue to those families who have
not received the labels which were I
distributed to the men abroad. In
many cases these labels have been
lost in transit and the new ruling
provides that the nearest relative of 1
each man in the A. E. F. may obtain
from the Red Cross Chapter a dupli
cate label provided the original has I
not arrived by November 21st.
Applicants for these duplicate la
bels should make a wiiten statement I
to the effect that he or she is the
nearest living relative in the United
States of the man to whom the packJI
age is to be sent, that he or she has
not received a label from abroad,
that should such a label be received
it would not be used and that to the
best of his or her knowledge and be
lief only one package will be sent to
the proposed recipient.
This extension of the time limit
and the issuing of duplicate labels
insures a Christmas package to every
man in the service in Europe. The
Southern Division is now having
these labels printed and they will be
distributed to Chapters with full in
structions as soon as possible.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Smith were in
town several days ago accompanied
by their two little boys, who were
attired in regulation sailor uniforms,
the handiwork of Mrs. Smith. The
little sailors were greatly admired
and petted wherever they went.
Come in and inspect our nice line
of men and boys overcoats.
All persons are hereby notified not
to hunt or trespass in any manner
whatsoever on lands owned or con
trolled by the undersigned. The law
will be enforced against all who fail
to heed this notice.
M. C. PARKER.
SIXTY PIANOS TO BE SOL
piano 1 have ?old for nionihs ha:
sell by Christmas. Several of ti
$450.00. I want State-wide not
ll A. M , and closing Saturday hi?
have now only six pianos on hun
to ge* Jess than the va.ue of you
This is trick to sell a lot of i
regular prices printed on them s
Which it is sold. Those who corr
sale is io seil the largest numoei
my business thereby.
In April the government cut th?
lumber for makinir aeroplanes, i
allowed, and recently the governn
expressed by piano manufacturers
have advanced thirty per cent, sil
Nearly all pianos have advanc
on hand prior to April, 1918, and (
tioned. Most of the makes 1 hav<
below a few names of makes:
Estey Piano Company
Starr Piano Company
All of these are strictly artis!
and take your pick, one price on/?
the store and no high salaried exf
ceived by any one. The cusi?me:
cern in the State. I am sole owni
The price on players wiil not 1
ers now unsold.
Three Krell Auto Grand Players
lowing makes: Richmond, Trays?
Gilt erlgr securities taken in f
twelve months, with 8 pier cent, ii
time except the interest on tue m
good 1 don"t want it. Where cre?
All of these pianos are fresh :
$29S.i'i) and two shoo worn Ren
the^others are in mahogany. I',,
old instrument traded lor on ti..s I
REFERENCE: The Bank ol
jet's bother ourselves a little bit
With the troubles of other folk;
jets' bother ourselves to help them
The weight of their daily yoke.
L,et's bother ourselves to help them
And help them laugh and smile;
jet'c bother ourselves with how they
If just for a little while.
jeth's bother ourselves, though oft
We haven't time to do it;
jet's bother ourselves for our fellow
I'm sure we'll never rue it.
jet's bother ourselves to help them
When they're in distress and trouble
jet's bother ourselves to make their
Blow by like an airy bubble.
jet's bother ourselves; it may not
But the fact that we took some
?'or the way they lived and the way
And the battle of life they fought
Will have its bearing on our own
And make it fine and sweet
To face the storms that sometimes
Our own bare temples beat.
Let's bother ourselves a little bit
To be as true and kind
As ever we can to the weary heart,
The troubled body and mind.
Let's bother ourselves to utter a
Of kindly cheer each day
As down through the toil and trust
e of life
We struggle along our way.
We have an attractive line of la
dies' and men's dress and work
I. MUKA SHY. v
FOR SALE-One sound mule. Ap
ply to D. R. Day, Trenton, S. t?.
ty-Five to One Hundred and Fifty
Reduction in Price of Pianos
D AT ONE PRICE, REGARDLESS OF FORMER PRICE. The cheapest
> been for $350.00. I have now on hand sixty pianos which I expect to
lese pianos are priced $500.00, severai others $475.00, and most of them
oriety in my business, and beginning Monday, November 25th, at exactly
?ht, December 21st, I am going to sell every piano I have at $350.00. I
d. the price of which is ^s low as $U50.0U, so there is no possible cnance
nferior pianos at extra vallie's. I will mail any one a stock list with
o that you may know the make of the piano and the regular price at
ie first will get the best values. My sole object in having this special
: of pianos in one month of any one man in the State, and to advertise
' piano production thirty per cent, on account of the great need of spruce
(ater the steel fur plates was cut one-third of the seventy per cent, then
lent has taken charge of all the piano felt. It is the general belief, as
. that pianos wi;l_ advance still higher. Some of the pianos I have instock
ice I bought. These conditions accentuate the bargains offered in this
ed $50.00 since early spring. I contracted for all the pianos that I have
>n account of buying last winter, I am enabled to sell at the price men
; are household words throughout America and other continents. I give
Chase Brothers Kroeger Piano Company
Bush & Gerts Adam Schaaf
if instruments and stand in the foremost rank of standard pianos. Come
ivery instrument and the same to every one. All pianos will be sold from
>e?t piano salesman will have to be paul and no commissions will be re
. will reap the benefit. I have the largest stock of pianos of any one con
er and manager a d have to consult no one about what I do.
oe reduced with the exception of three players. I have only a few play
, worth $750 00 will be sold at $550.00. Two years time given on the fol
.r & Remington. All others must be paid for in twelve months.
nil or part payment. Any of th^se pianos sold on terms payable inside bf
i teres t added to amount carried-over. No difference betv^en cash and
oney. Ot.e man's money is a.-i good as another's, and if your note is not
?it is desired, satisfactory bank references must be given. ,
stock, brand new. Besides these, I have one Carlisle piano in oak at even
?rton pianos at $298 00. Two Es tey pianos are in Circassian walnut, all of
3 is tue opportunity of a life time, to get a piano at a great bargain. No
proposition. Write at once or call for stock list of these bargains.
JOHN A. HOLLAND
The Greenwood Piano Man
Greenwood, S. C.
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