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Eatalilisiiru ! S3 5.
J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at $2.00 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the postofhee at Edge?ieid, S. C.
No communications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by thc
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Res
olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertisinc rales.
Wednesday, December ll
Wonder how lon?sbefore Germany
will bc asking for a loan?
If you would spend a happy
Christmas, plan to make others hap
With sugar restrictions removed, j
everybody ought to be able to keep
It should be no trouble now for
Mrs. Wilson to obtain Parisian gowns
of the latest mode.
Just because Secretary McAdoo's
suceessor is named Glass does not j
mean that the treasury will be easily
When General Foch visits New
York in the near future he will be
accorded a reception second only to
that which President Wilson will re
ceive in Paris.
No wonder this is a great country. ^
No whiskey being distilled and no
beer being brewed. We'll have a sa
fer and saner Christmas by reason
John Barleycorn won a mighty1
small victory when one of the nu- :
merous courts throughout the coun- '
try decided thai whiskey could be ;
used in the treatment of influenza. '
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Keep your Liberty b^nds in a safe '
place. Already thefts, of bonds are i
being reported. Some people lese j
sight of the fact that a fifty-dollar .'
bond is the equivalent of a fifty dol-j
It seems that the newspaper men ?
are Laving their day. The elevation
/" ' Glass to be secretary of the
tions n . p]ace3 .?%vo newspaper men '
cabinet, Secretarv Daniel.; of
tho* , . ' , .
fu- navy being the other one.
The heavy loss which the Journal '
and Herald of Spartanburg have sus-j
tained by fire is deeply deplored .
throughout the Slate. We predict '
that in a short time both of these ex
cellent newspapers will be better and
more modern equipped than ever. '
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That the announcement some time
ago of the death of Lieut. W. F.
Caldwell in action in France was an i
error has caused great rejoicing a-,
mong his friends. Lieut Caldwell is '.
deserv? div very popular among the
newspaper men of South Carolina. :
The people of Edgefield should
give thanks dady that the influenza
scourge has touched our community,
the entire county, in fact, so lightly
In ii; phzibah, (?c-orgia. an eiaire
family, consisting of husband, wife j
and three children, succumbed to
Should Not Sacrifice Thoroughness.
Tb speak in military parlance, the
schools will have to double-time, if j
they catch up with the work outlined ;
for the session in che prescribed cur-1
riculnm. However, in trying to re
gain the lost time, thoroughness
should not be sacrificed. It is better j
for children to master, assimilate I
and make their very own, fifty pa
ges than to gain a smattering of the
contents ofNfive hundred pages of a
text book. By adopting too intensive
a method, children not only gain very
little actual valu? from the text book
but there is practically no mental
development from such work. After
all, the first thing to be considered
in teaching children is the develop
ment of the mind rather than crowd
ing them with matter that possibly
will never be of great value.
Thoroughness from day to day
will be attended by normal mental
develojnnent, which is the first thing
to be considered in teaching a child.
See our complete assortment of
salid gold jewelry just arrived by
express. A selection of Christmas
presents should be easy.
Penn & Holstein.
Report of Edisto District.
S. C. Division, United Daughters of
Tho report of the Edisto District is
Submitted to the South Carolina Di
vision with mingled feelings of
pleasure and pride. Pleasure that I
was honored with this saced trust
and pride which arises from the
splendid work done by the live wires
This District numbers twenty nine
chapters (there being ninety one in
the state) one new chapter of twen
ty five members having been organ
ized at Crockettville, Hampton Co.,
with Mrs. Addie Lightsey president.
The Irving Walker chapter of
Summerville, was re-organized and
is doing most acceptable work. An
other chapter was begun, but re
mains incomplete, owing to the in
fluenzia epidemic. There is steady
growth in membership. Eighty new
members have been reported to me.
We have lost some precious mem
bers, whose faithfulness to the cause
is a cherished memory.
Four new chapters, Childen of the
Confederacy, have been organized at
Orangeburg, Williston, Beaufort j
and Saluda. The District chairman
C. of C., Miss Virginia DuRant, 'Fair
fax, S. C., is indefatigable in her la
bors, realizng that the children must
be enlilsicd for the proper continu
ance of our organization.
We recall with pleasure the gen
erous hospitality of the Hampton Le
gion Chapter Allendale, when they
entertained the District Conference
in April. Sixty nine delegates and a
large number of visiting Daughters
An informal reception was held in
the elegant home of the president of
the hostess chapter, Mrs. W. R. Dar
lington, Jr., and later a sumptous
luncheon was served
The Conference was presided
over by the 4th vice president with
Mrs. Agatha Woodson, Edgefield,
secretary. It was a delight to have
our State President, Mrs. John Cart,
at the Conference and all were bene
fitted by her stirring address. Miss
Lillie Cooper, State Recorder of
Crosses; Mr?. J. R. Owens, District
Historian; Mrs. Eugene Buckingham
District Chairman War Relief and
Mrs. J. A. Merritt. S. C. Editor Con
federate Veteran, all of whom have,
done valuable work in their respect-1
ive departments, were present and I
each had a message for the Confer- '
Ii was voted that thc District buy
a Liberty Bond of $100.00. The
chapters contributed so generously
that one bond of $100.00 and one
of $00.00 was bought at Johnston,
leaving a balance of about $15.00 in
the treasury to be used for other
war purposes. Four invitations were
extended the Conference of 1919,
coming from Beaufort. Walterboro,
Blackville and Denmark. Blackville
won. having received the largest
number of votes.
Our Veterans and Women of the
GO's are the inspiration and first
consideration of the U. D. C., there
fore, much attention has been shown
them by all chapters, many mark
ers have been placed on the veterans'
Closly allied to the veterans is the
Historical work, preserving for fu
ture generations the records of their
noble cause. Many chapters have
contributed in various forms of his
torical papers, prizes, medals and
pictures to schools. Edisto District
has the banner in Historical work, j
with 145 manuscripts filed with thc
Man Ann Baie Chapter of John-'
ston, leads the State for the third j
year in filing ninety historical manu
scripts and other valuable historical !
work of relics, prizes, etc. The his
torian of the Mary Ann Buie Chap
ter, Miss Zena Payne, deserves much
praise and thanks of the District for
her splendid effort in this direction.
The Wade Hampton Chapter of
Vam ville has historical distinction.
Fifteen dollars in gold was won by a
high school girl for thc best abridg-1
ment of "The Life of General Ander
son," and a gold medal was presented
to the chapter for the largest num
ber of contestants for the prize.
Your vice president has communi
cated with historians of all chapters
in an effort to establish the observ
ance of U. D. C. Red Letter Days in
rural setions, which met with fine re
The Educational Work has grown
and is on a fine basis. All big and im
portant in life have taken time and
trouble and it is thus with our Edu
cational Work. The scholarships are:
Edisto District, one valued at$140;
Paul McMichael Chapter, Orange
burg, one valued at $1G2; Frances
Bamberg, at Bamberg, two valued
at $70; Mary Ann Buic, Johnston,
one valued at $30; St. Matthews, one
atS 100; Winthrop-Carolinia, one at
$100.00; General Endowment Fund,
$70; making a total of $812.G0. In
a financial way, Ellenton leads in
Ejifts to the amount of $1,014.65.
Johnston stands second with $9G4.75
The finances of other chapters
have also been splendid.
Contributions from chapters to
other various funds are: History
Medals,$19.50; Prizes for Essays,
$30.50; Libraries, $28.50; Pictures
to schools, $8.00; Red Cross Window
$12.00; South Carolina Room at
Your vice president has visited the
chapters of Edgefield, Ridge Spring
and ic was my privilege to organize
a chapter C. of C. at Saluda with 14
bright girls and boys as charter
Have written 153 letters, 310 pos
tals, 4 telegrams and 3 phones*
And now comes the Alpha and O
mega-War Work. It is our very be
ing. lt touchs the men and women of
the 60's and the men and women of
Liberty Bonds bought and sold,
contributions to Red Cross, Orphans
and Hospital beds, are $234,472.22.
Total number of garments made,
2G4 sons of Confederate Veterans
in service; 2 Red Cross nurses. Char
leston chapter leads in buying Liber
ty Bonds. Aiken chapter reports lar
gest number of garments made,1891.
Ellenton chapter maintains one
bed in the American Hospital France
at a cost of $600.00 per year. Edge
field chapter contributed $100.00 to
a bed in memory of the Women of
thc Confederacy in the same hospital
Filled with the same spirit which
actuated our ancestors, the chapters,
one and all, have co-operated in a
marvelous way and will work so long
as our country calls.
I thank each chapter for their un
wavering courtesy, their harmony,
and hearty co-operation, making it a
joy to serve them and with a hope
that I have been true to the confi
dence reposed in me.
Ethel Payne Black,
Fourth Vice President South Caro
lina Divison U. D. C.
Johnston, S. C.
To the Frends of Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis Blount, Jr., deceased
of Johnston, S. C.
To all of you friends living in and
around Johnston, S. C. and Augusta,
Ga., our hearts go out in deep, sin
cere appreciation for the tender con
sideration and love given our dear
daughter and her beloved husband;
also for the sweet thoughts, true
sympathy and the loyalty to their
loved ones who have suffered such
an irreprable loss. May God wonder
fully bless each one of you.
We shall always have tender mem
ories of those who gladly gq^e of
their abundant love and sympathy
during their illness.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Gentry,
151 Curlew Street,
Rochester, N. Y.
Swygert Lagrone Writes
To His Mother.
November 3, 1918
I thought I would write you a let
ter and let you hear from me.
How are all at home? Fine I hope.
This leaves me getting on fine. I am
in thc hospital. Has Papa finished
gathering the crop? I guess they will
.-ave my pistol and things for me.
Well, I will close. You and Papa
write to me.
Walter Qriffis Writes His
Cousin From Francs.
October, 2G 1918
Dear Cousin Emmie:
Will write you a few lines as I am
out of thc lines for a while.
llave been in now for about thirty
days and am broken down, think we
arc out for a long rest though, hope
We have certainly experienced an
exciting time in the last thirty days,
the morning we went "over the top"
with the infantry we were supposed
to be in thc second wave, but the of
ficer carried us a little too fast and
we got ahead of thc first; there's ex
actly where we caught the old-!
Wc turned back to a little town the
Germans were shelling to "beat the
band", bricks were falling all around
me, so you can imagine how I felt.
One of our boys got wounded while
in the town I caught him and started
to thc dressing station but the town
was so shelled, until I carried him to
an old house. While in there I found
seven Germans, and I got them too!
They helped me dress the wounded
boy then help carry him to the dress
ing station and get him to the hos
pital at once. Lots of our boys got
slight wounds, but I am in hopes of
seeing them soon.
I expected every minute to be hit
but didn't even get a scratch. Don't
think it will bc long until we will
have settled this "little scrap" satis
factorily and then we will all come
Walter W. Griff.s,
Co. D, 114 M. G. Bn. !
is thc question that is bothering most people these days. Just be
cause money is scarce and goods are high doesn't relieve you of giv
ing presents as you have done in the past. While we realize that
that the matter of selecting Xmas presents is a hard one. we believe
that we can help you decide upon a good selection, as it is our busi
ness to help you with your problems. Bring them to us and see
what we can do for you. Head these few suggestions that ma)-be
of service to you :
For Grandfather. Father and Uncle-Suspenders-, Ties, Sox.
Handkerchiefs, Heavy Underwear, Umbrellas, Collar Huttons, Cuff'
Buttons, Scarf Pins, Box of Toilet Soap,-Shaving Lotion, Talcum
Powder. Foot Warmers, Shoe Brushes, Polishes, Outing Night
Shirts, Sox Supporters and Tie Clasp.
For Grandmother, Mother and Aunt-Bed-Room Slippers,
Foot Warmers, Shoes. Handkerchiefs, Combs, Brushes, Hair Pins.
Collars, Shirt Waists, Cameos, Bar Pins, Brooches, Talcum and
Face Powder, Toilet Soap. Skirts, Dresses, Coat Suits, Hats, Un
derwear Knit and Muslin, Ribbons, Laces, Underskirts Knit and
Silks, Knit Caps, Furs, Crochet Thread, Crochet Needles, Thimbles,
Hand Bags, Center Pieces, Table Runners, Cut Class and Crockery,
Scissors and Needles.
For the Girls-Handkerchiefs, Collars, Hosiery, Bed-Room
Slippers, Lavaliers, Cameo Pins. Beauty Pms, Fancy Silk Under
wear, Hair Ribbons, Toilet Sets, Sweaters, Shoes, Knit Caps.
For the Baby-Knit Caps, Sweaters (wool and cotton). Sacques.
Hose, Booties. Rattlers, Dolls and Rubber Toys.
Think over the above items. Come in and look at what you
like before it is gone. Thc eleventh hour shopper generally gets the
TEE CORNER S TORE
Statement of the Ownership,
Etc., Required by the
Act of Congress of
Of the Ed ge fi e.d Advertiser, pub
lished weekly at Edgetield, S. C.,
for October 1, 1918.
State cf South Carolina, I . .
County of Edgetield. )"'
Before me, a notary public in
and for the State and county afore
said, personally appeared J. L.
Minis, who, having been duly sworn
according tu law, deposes and says
that he is thc editor and publisher
of the Edgetield Advertiser, and
that the following is, to the best ol
his knowledge ami belief, a true
statement of the ownership, man
agement (and if a daily paper, the
circulation), etc., of the aforesaid
publication for the date shown in
the above caption, required by the
Act ot August ?4, 1912, embodied
in section 443, Postal Laws and
Regulations, printed on the reverse
of this form, to wit:
1. That the names and addresses
of thc publisher, editor, managing
editor and business managers are:
Publisher, ,1. L. Mi rn?, Edgetield,
Editor, J. L. Minis, Edgetield.
S. C. .
Managing editor, none, Edgetield,
Business manager, J. L. M ?ms,
Ed geri ?.Ul, S. C.
.J. That tho owners are: (-Jive
n am ss and addresses of individua
!owners, or, if a corporation, give
its name and the names and ad
dressee of stockholders owning oi
holding 1 per cent or more of the
total amount of stock.)
J, L. Slims, Edgetield, ?3. C.
3. That tlie known boiidholdersi
mortgagees, and other security hold
ors owing or holding 1 per cent or
more of total amount of bondp,
mortgages, or other securities are:
(If there are none, so state.)
J. L. M IMS,
Editor and Publisher.
?Sworn to and subscribed before
me this 9th day of December, 1918
E. J. MIMS,
(My commission expires at the?
pleasure of the Governor. )
In order to supply the usual demand for the Christ
mas season we have replenished every department of
our stock. Let us have your orders for
We bought in large quantities and can make low
See our full stock of smoking goods of all kinds.
It will be a pleasure to serve you.
Edgefield Fruit Store