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J. L. MIiV.S,_Editor.
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at $2.00 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the postoflice at Edgefield, S. C.
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lished unless accompanied by the
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olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, January 1.
Why frown because you still write
191S? It is a common failing.
Do not longer worry over the mis
takes of 1?? 18 but try to profit by
them in 1019.
Large numbers of troops are com
ing home and great shiploads of cot
ton proina overseas-a double cause
for New Year rejoicing.
Such a combination of figures as
1919 comes once in a hundred years.
Nobody now living remembers the
last similar combination-ISIS.
This is indeed a New Year. The j
old world has been born again and
the present generation have the
privilege of living in its infancy, the
greatest privilege that has been ac- j
corded mortal man.
One year ago Might was in the as
cendency, stalking the earth with
iron tread. To-day Right's in the as
cendency, going about as a minister
ing angel, serving the weak and down
trodden of the earth.
Do we who are living in 1919 half
way realize that
"We are living, we are dwelling,
In a grand and awful time.
In an age on ages telling,
To be living is sublime."
There are already diversity of o- j
pinions expressed among the fe^re-1
sentatives of the leading nations that
will be represented at the Peace Con
r ? i i - -1--*--i
prevail in the end. Because they are ;
right-based upon high, unselfish
Viewing the year 1919 as a huge!
granite boulder in the tough fresh
from Nature's quarry and each indi- j
vidual an artisan carving by his j
daily acts upon this stone, wonder
what the finished product of each will
be at the c'ose of the ?G?th day? j
The finished product will be deter- I
' mined by the ideals of the artisans. '
Are yours hl<*h or low?
_Prohibition Prohibits. _J
One needs no stronger endorse-1
ment for prohibition than the splen- j
dill deportment of the large crowds
that gathered in Edgefield before and
at times during the holidays. We did ?
not see a man under the influence of
whiskey during the festive season.
There were very few quarts shipped
here for .'medicine" or personal use. '
It is probable that within a short time
a sufficient number of States, thirty!
six, will . have ratified the Federal ?
amedment providing for national pro
hibition, but whether that be or not,
whisi.ey will never again be legally
sold in Edgefield county*. In fact,
very little, if any at all, is sold now j
illegally. Were the question submit
ted to a ballot in Edgefield county,
we dc not believe that one man in ten
would vote for the return of whiskey.
It has gone, and gone forever, from
the borders of Edgefield county. Yes,
prohibition does prohibit.
Much is being said and written up
on the question of ?rood roads, and
we believe that some results in the
form of a definite " plan to improve
the highways of the State will come
from the present agitation. Several
plans of a State-wide character have
been suggested providing for a bond
issue, but this is a matter that must
be decided by the people. No bonds
should ever be issued for public im
provement without the consent of a
majority of the people expressed at
the ballot box. The people who pay
the taxes should always decide the
matter of issuing bonds.
One thing is certain, we can never
have better roads in South Carolina
without more money. It requires the
cash to build roads and the most equi
table way of raising money for pub
lic improvements of any kind is by
floating bonds. Whenever a bond
issue is voted, if one should be, there
mould b-2 provided at thc same time
x sinking fund th:it will in time re
:ire the bonds. A bond is nothing
nore or leas than a long-term loan at
i low rate of interest.
Better roads is a State-wide need
ind we believe that- sooner or later
some way will be devised for im
proving our highways on a large
Miss Florence Minas Writes
To the Advertiser:
On Friday afternoon, December
13th, I went to Symphony Hall to
near one of the two or three greatest
orchestras in the world. They told me
that Monnet was to be the soloist. I
went not caring especially to hear
him, as I had never heard of him be
fore, but I learned later of his world
The Symphony Hall is very vast,
so fug that it would swallow two ordi
nary buildings, and still enclose more
it seems to me. It is oblong with vast j
galleries on the sides and back. The i
orchestra consists of one hundred j
pieces, the performers being artists !
themselves. The conductor #s a 1
Frenchman. There is one very inter
esting fact conected with the orches- i
tra. There are no Germans in it. Af- |
ter America declared war, all of the
German members were removed and
some Americans or Allies put in their i
Above the platform hangs the '
"Star Spangled Banner," and every >
performance is begun by the-orches
tra playing the National Anthem.
Though the performers are seated
for every other number, for this one I
they all stand.
While I was sitting in the hall I
waiting for the performance to begin j
I felt some one pulling my sweater ;
from the back to get my attention. 1j
turned around and saw Miss Row
land, one of the voice teachers at Co
ker College, whom I had known for
three years. Besides Ruth Tompkins,
Miss Rowland was the only person I
have seen since I have been up here
that I had ever seen before.
On the following Sunday after
noon I went to the Museum of Fine '
Arts. Since there is such a mixture
there of every conceivable form of
Art, from so many countries, I would
not have tried to describe anything,
if I had not luckily found a new ex
hibit that had just been opened to the
public on the 13th of December.
What I saw there interested me,
and I know it will interest you. Hung
around tho walls of a very extensive
hill! BtflXfl nirinrnr- pniatoJ iV f
were on leave. These pictures were
being sold for their benefit. As I saw
the crowds of people intensely study
ing these works of art, it seemed that
if all of us in America could study
those pictures that they would speak
more eloquently for the next Liberty
Loan drive than any words.
Some of them portrayed the whole
war-its desolation and horror-in
the face of one poilu or in a stretch
of a few feet in No Man's Land. Un
der two groups of pictures was hung
Wilek silk, mourning for the painters
who had died, one on the field of bat
tle, and the other from wound receiv
ed in battle. The largest and most
beautiful of the paintings were by
George Scott. The picture of Joffre
decorating the soldiers on the battle
field was very realistic and inspiring.
The most valuable one in the whole
collection, also painted by Scott was
a picture in color called "Poilus of
France." Around a cannon were a
group of poilus and above them was
a group of lovely flags. In their faces
might be seen the grim determination
and undying hope that made the
"Hs ne passerant pas" at Verdun
One little picture showed a tiny
French girl kneeling in front of a lit
tie grave on which was a cross. One
arm was in a sling-the other hung
by her side. Under the picture was
written, "C'est sa main"-it was the
?rave of her hand, cut off by the Ger
mans. I wandered over the gallery
for a long time and came back to the
room that I had started from-that
if the wounded soldiers of France,
for though a critic might have criti
cized some of the technique of the
Deductions, he could not deny the
'act that the soul of France and the
spirit of brotherhood shone through
;he pictures and reached from the
?eart of France to the heart of A
A new "Continental" bicycle was
itolen from in front of our store
Christmas eve by a colored boy. Re
vard of $10 wHl be paid.
Stewart & Kernaghan
A black mare mule, shod all ?.
.ound, strayed from my farm De
rember 25. Reasonable reward.
B. L. Still,
Saluda, S. C. R. F. D. G
Wounded Soldier Returns
Mr. Henry Wise, a son of Mr. J. H.
Wise of Trenton, arrived at Trenton
Tuesday night from Camp Hancock
on a short furlough. He was in sever
al very severe engagements in France
and was wounded in the lc.? near the
knee and was sent back to the States
in advace of his company. He has al
most recovered from the wound and
hopes to receive an honorable dis
charge in a short time. ?Mr. Wise is
the first Edgefield boy who was
wounded to return from Europe. A
lar^re number of people met the
train at Trenton last night and gave
him a very affectionate greeting.
HEARD IN EDGEFIELD
How Had Hacks Have Been Made
Strong-Kidney Ills Corrected.
Allover Kdgtfield you hear it.
Dean's Kidney Pills are keeping up
the good work. Edyclleld people
are telling about it-telling of bad
hacks made sound again. You can
believe thc testimony of your own
towns-people. They tell it for the
benefit of you who are suffering. If
your back aches, if you feel lame,
sore and miserable, if the kidneys
act too frequently, or passages are
painful, scanty and off color, use
Dean's Kidney Pills, the remedy
that has helped so many of your
friends and neighbors. Follow this
Edgefield citizen's advice and yivo
Doan's a chance to do the game for
J. G, McNeill, Battle St., Bays:
"Six years ago when I was living
in Greenville, 1 was afflicted with a
lameness in the email ol' my back,
which was undoubtedly caused by
my kidneys. My kidneys didn't
act right, being slngglish. I got a
box of Doan's Kidneys Pills and
used them and they removed the
Price GOc. at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that Mr. McNeill had. Foster-Mil
burn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
For Sale: A six-room house, large
lot, servant's house, good well, large
garden, etc. Apply to 0. Sheppard.
State of South Carolina, j
Couuty of Ddgefield. \
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire,
tera of Administration of the estate
of and effects, of William Traylor
These are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said Wil
liam Traylor Briggs, deceased, that
they be and appear before mo, in
tho Coori of Probate, to be held at
Edgefield C. H., S. C., at my office
on ISth of January next after pub
lication thereof, at ll o'clock in tho
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 1st
day of January, Anno Domini 101W.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Probate Judge, E. C., S. C.
Published on the 1st. Sth and
15th days of January, 1P19, in The
Red Cross Annual Meeting.
On Friday, Dec. 20, the Edge
field Red Cross held tr.eir annual
meering for the election of officers
and the gathering in of the year's
report. Previous to tho time ap
pointed for the meeting in the
Opera Hons*?, decorated automo
biles wern 'alhering from every
directif". 'presenting the various
anxil'ir f the town and county?
in which rode representatives of
the Ked Cross work.
The cars were decorated in Hags
of our country and Red Cross flags
and emblems. Rev. R. G. Shannon
house chairman of the Edgefield
chapter and Miss Sarah Collett
vice chairman, riding in the first
car, other officers and auxiliaries
From the depot to the Opera
House, the parade was preceded by
the Machine Gun Band from Camp
Hancock, going around the public
square. On the platform were seat
ed, the chairman, Rev. R. G. Shan
nonhouse who presided over the
meeting, Miss Collett vice-chair
men, and representatives of aux
iliaries and chairmen of the various
departments, the Executive board
and the following officers from I
Camp Hancock: Majors Blanton j
Leonard and Scott and Lieut. Sey- j
mour, and the Ministers of the I
Reports were made by the Tren
ton auxiliary, through Mrs. J. D. j
Mathis; the Civic League, Mrs. B. j
L. M ?ms; D. A. R. and ?. 1). C., j
Mrs. Woodson; Episcopal Auxiliary, '
Y. W. A. of the Baptist church j
and the Junior Red Cross.
Mrs. J. L. Minis made report !
We hate to sec you #0, because we have
much to thank you lor. Just look at what
you have brought us-"Peace," and what
more could one have wanted of you. Again
we all say good-bye.
Here's to the New Year all bright and new.
Here's hoping that it has much in store foi
May all the joys of the coming year come to
our customers one and all.
Mak a New Year resolution and keep it. 0in
resolution for the coming year is to piense our
customers better, and we are going to strive
to keep it.
THE CORNER STORE
from the department of Civilian
Relief, and Miss Sarah Collett from
the department, ol' Woman's Work
and country auxiliaries. Miss Hor
tense Padgett gave the secretary's
M.ijor Barton gave a lew re
marks on the work of the Ked
Cross, and between the numbera
the band played beautiful selections
The benediction was pronounced by
Rev. H. (4. Lee.
Immediately after the meeting
adjourned, all the officers and the
executive board repaired to the
court house, where a delightful
luncheon was served to the Machine
(inn Hand. The luncheon was
served in three courses with coffee
and whipped cream, the tables dec
orated in the colors of the Hag with
holly and mistletoe, suggestive of
the Christmas season.
At the Hose of the luncheon, the
hand played a number of the most
popular patriotic selections before
their train left for Augusta.
One good yoke of oxen. ApplyTo
W. P. Brunaon,
1-1--3t Cleora, S. C.
150 three-pound cans of tomatoes,
"-1-H" brand, guaranteed to be full
weight and good quality, at 20 cents
Miss Eugenia Brunson,
l_l_4t. Cleora. S. C.
We thank them forUhe/Iiberal patronage^during
the past year, and jr?omise every effort on our
part to merit a continuance of their favors. \
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