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J. L. MINIS,.. _Editor.
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Wednesday, April 9.
Get your V's ready for the Victory
That tax on pockketbooks gives us
"A. E. F." also stands for, "Amer
ican Eagle Fearless."
In the spring a school boy's fancy
lightly turns to' fishin' hooks.
We didn't know how much we loved
our boys until they donned the khaki
Wh?t is prettier than a young wo
man with subies on her lips, roses on
her cheeks and a Bolshevik hat on her
The larger your income tax the less
ground you have for complaint. Had
hot Fortune dealt generously with
you, you would have nothing to pay.
.When it becomes operative, the
new revenue law will tax silk sox.
Well, that will be one time we will go
scott free without being a tax-dodger.
It didnjfc require the assembling of
a Peace Conference to fix the respon
sibility of the war. The universal ver
dict is that it was "Made in Ger
The local boards now exist in name
only. All offices have been closed but
up to this writing there has been no
formal demobilization, followed by a
According to the way the "extract
of corn" is flowing in this part of the
country, there will bc no drought af
ter the first of July. Violators of the
law should be brought to justice.
If the people of Kansas don't watch
out, the cotton growers will be sing
ing a song about Governor Allen like
they did about one John Brown once
upon a time.
If we are to speak of President
Wilson's favorite ship . as "she,"
should it not be named Martha Wash
ington instead of Geroge Washing
In advertising their bargains soma
merchants used to advertise that dol
lars would do double duty at their
places. But somehow or other our dol
lars are very lazy and will do only
It matters not what the war has
cost, every man feels that he has
borne his part of the burden. But on
ly those with sons in the A. E. F.
who will not return made any real
TheAdvertiser never likes to criti
cise the government. But an egre
gious blunder has been made, one
that will cause a host of our people
to be farther removed from godli
ness: A tax has been placed upon
In this democratic land we plead
for equal rights to all and special
privileges to .none. The government
would not allow men to wear red cra
vats, but lets women wear red hats.
Just another right that women al
ready enjoy more than men.
In writing of his observations in
Europe, bearing upon the cotton sit
uation, Governor Manning says: "If
the South plants a full cotton acreage
it will reap a whirlwind. It will mean
eight and ten cents, and possibly low
er prices." All of which is respectful
ly referred to Governor Allen of Kan
sas as well as the farmers of Edge
The approach of a world-peace
proclamation makes the cotton mark
et nervous but not half so nervous as
the holders of cotton. The tensity ol
the situation, to those of us who have
been holding on with a tight grip
has become almost unbearable.
Even if it is April and bordering;
upon sweltering weather,'it is not in
apropos to say that the coming of
large transports to Charleston loaded
with home-coming soldiers is "break
ing the ice" for the coming of big
vessels into this port, and let us hope
that it will mean larger things for
Charleston, as a port of export and
debarkation as well as embarkation.
Help War-Stricken People.'
Now that many of our . soldiers
have returned victors and have been
demobilized, there is a disposition on
the part of some of our people to
relax and withdraw further support
from Europe. Such a course is a mis
take. America,' as a nation or people,
suffered less than any of the other
twenty-odd nations that engaged
either directly or indirectly in tho
war and we should contribute of our
abundance to relieve the suffering in
the war-stricken countries.
A just God rules over all, and we
do not believe that He will allow
America to continue to make money
frc m the other nations of the earth,
less fortunate nations, unless we are
willing to share their burdens. Unless
our people respond generously to the
worthy appeals that come from over
seas, we will be made to suffer in
some way for our indifference and
Can Be Independent.
This morning's papers contain the
statement that "the whole world is
organized against the cotton grow
ers." Whether this statement be true
or not we do not know-we rather
doubt itA-such a condition of affairs
may prove a blessing in disguise, by
either causing cotton growers to or
ganize for a counter attack, or as
sert their independence by refusing
?to plant cotton at all. Whether the
outside world knows it or not, the
people of the South are about the
most independent people in the world,
if they make up their minds to assert
their independence. Practically every
crop that is grown in any other sec
tion of the United States can be suc
cessfully grown in the South, and a
great many other crops can be grown
here that cannot be grown elsewhere.
Governor Allen and others of his
way of thinking can do more to cur
tail the planting of cotton in the
South than any efforts put forth a
mong the farmers themselves. Tell
the farmers of the South that they
I have "got to grow cotton," and they
j will promptly tell you to go to the
i nether-world, resolving firmly to
plant other crops instead. It may not
be a bad thing for "all the world to
'combine against cotton - growers,"
?for then we might not, for a time at
least, have any cotton growers. Sup
pose the South should, even for one
year, discontinue growing cotton,
think of what would happen ! Not an
other part of the globe could supply
?the world's need for clothing. May i
I the day come, soon come, when the
J cotton growers of the South will as
sert their independence.
Tribute to Mrs. Holmes.
Thursday, March 27, 1919, Anna!
: Belie-the beloved wife of Lewis D.,
? Holmes, and eldest daughter of Mrs. ?
Julia Brooks Morgan, fell asleep by
j the gates of death. After days and
months of agony, borne with Chris
tian fortitude "God's finger touched
her" and her gentle spirit soared a
way to join the "choir invisible."
The skies of springtime were filled
with a radiant sunshine, and in the
wildwood, the little birds warbled
their sweetest songs-for her who
?had worn always, the white flower
j of a pure and blameless life-but
the wails of her loved ones and the
babies' piteous cries cannot reach the
cold, still ears of death. But God
knows best, though her lips are dumb
and her heart is stilled forever and
saddest tears fall unheeded on her
The name of Anna Belle Holmes
is synonymous with all that is lovely
and generous. God hath given His be
"He will calm the tortured breast,,
He will give the troubled rest,
But the dead He loveth b?st."
Your Patronage Solicited.
I desire to notify the public that I
am the local representative of Mr. C.
F. Kohlruss, of Augusta, the well
known manufacturer, importer and
dealer in Marble and Granite Monu
ments, Statuary, Headstones,' Coping,
Iron Fencing etc.
The superior quality of his work is
well known throughout Edgefield
county. If you contemplate having
any work done in this line, write me
or see me in person and I will make
A. A. EDMUNDS,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Home-grown corn in
the ear for $2.00 per bushel. Apply to
C. W. SATCHER,
Ward, S. C.
V/inners of Boys' and Girls'
Pig Ciub of County.
Of the Pig Club work conducted
last year under . County Agent W. E.
Stokes and.turned over to the present
County Agent, the following' have
been made winners foy the judges:
Of the Sow and Litter ciassi First,
Zola Walker, Edgefield, Route 2;
second, Elizabeth Brunson,-fi?!gefield,
Route 2, both of the Antioch School;
third, O. D. Padgett, Johnston, Route
4, Harmony School.
Of the Breeding Class: First, Al
bert Walker, Edgefield, Route 2, An
tioch School; second Margaret Court
ney, Trenton, Harmony'School; third,
Frank Cooper, North Augusta, Gard
Of the Feeding Cir ss: First, Lucile
Brunson, Edgefield, Route 2, Antioch
School; second, Thelma Wood, Edge
field, Route 2, Antioch School; third,
Myrtis McClendon, Cold Spring, Red
Hill School; fourth, Addie Sue M.c
Lendon Cold Spring, Red Hill School.
These winners, unfortunately have
not yet been awarded their prizes.
Since there was not a County, Fair
last fall the work of securing, prize
money has been delayed. To make
the club work in this County a suc
cess we must have a County Fair
or promote a plan to get prizes to the
club winners; because our boys and
girls are not going to do their best
unless they get what is due them.
SAYS SHE WASTED MANY
Mrs. White Tried Fifteen
Years to Overcome
SHE FEELS FINE NOW.
Declares Benefit Derived From Tan
lac Wat Great and Health Wa?
"Actually a few bottles of Tanla?
did more for me than medicines and
treatments that cost me thousands of
dollars," said Mrs. Kittie White, who
lives at 1312 Forty-second St., Seat
"Fifteen years ago," she continued
"I was strong and healthy and weigh
ed one hundred and seventy-five
pounds. I contracted asthma, and
night after night I would have to sit;
up, hardly able to get my breath and
suffering terribly. My stomach went
back on me, my food would sour and
the gas that would rise up in my
throat would almost strangle me and
I would be in so much misery that I
would go almost distracted. My head
ached like it would split and my back
hurt like it would break. I lost forty
pounds in weight, and I was so weak
and worn out I felt barelytab\e,to get
around. , ( ' .
"One of my friends told me about
Tanlac, so I got a bottle. My appetite
is so great now I feel ashamed to eat
enough to satisfy myself, and my
stomach is in fine condition. I have
'liri ' ' .
not suffered any from asthma since"
I began taking Tanlalc. I felt so fine
after my first bottle I just could not
get another one quick enough. I nev
er kpow what a headache is now and
those awful pains in my back are all
gone. I have already gained several
pounds in weight, I can do any
amount of hard work without getting
tired, and I cannot remember the
time when I felt as fine as I do today.
Edgefield, Penn and Holstein.
Cold Spring, H. Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R. F. D. No. 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Company.
Modoc, G. C. McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Company.
Plum Branch, J. W. Bracknell and
Plum Branch, R. F. D. No. 2, E. P.
Winn and Bro.
Trenton, G. W. Wise.
Con?:?Lner and Tonic for
I am selling the best stock condi-1
tioner and tonic on the market any
where and will indemnify each head
of stock to the amount of its real val
ue fed on this tonic and conditioner
three months- See me and have your
horses, mules, cows, sheep and hogs
free from disease and indemnified
M. A. TAYLOR,
Edgefield, -S. C.
April 8, 1919.
Are You Happy?
To be happy you must be well. If
you are frequently troubled with con
stipation and indigestion you cannot
be altogether happy. Take Chamber
Iain's Tablets to correct these disor
ders. They are prompt and effectual,
easy and pleasant to take.
FOR SALE: Ford touring car,
practically new. Will accept War Sa
vings Stamps or Liberty Bonds in
payment. Apply to
GEO. T. JORDAN,
Callison, S. C.
6u(&iera;s ?rni?ea Su Eve
Che Best Salve la The World.
Time to Supply Your
Only a short time to prepare for this great event.
Let us help you to get ready. We are prepared to show
you a full line of Hats in the Millinery Department,
also cloth and straw Hats for the Children. The White
Navy Hat is all the rage this summer. Time to get a suu
hat to keep the hot rays of the sun off the children.
Coat Suits, Taffeta and Wool Coats, Dresses, Skirts
and Shirt Waists. All will be in demand heavily the
next two months. Better let us show you what we have
before it is too late.
Time to think about lighter weight underwear
during these warm days. We can show you something
in Nainsook and Muslin underwear.
We can supply your wants in Oxfords and Pumps.
The predominating styles for this spring are Tan and
Black Patent Leather Pumps and Oxfords.
Can fix you up in the Hosiery line.
Have just received a big shipment of Crockery ic
Cups and Saucers also Plates, this is the first shipment
that we have been able to get-in some time due t-o war
. GIVE US A CHANCE TO SERVE YOU
The Corner Store
The year 1919 will be axactly what you, and those who work
with you make it.
Our seasonable and stylish goods will meet the requirements
of our steadily growing trade. Our new stock has arrived and we
are pleased to announce co the buying public that we are in a bet
' ter shape to serve the trade than at any time since we opened
We are making every item in our store at prices in keeping
with the present wholesale prices. Quite eveything in Dry Goods ,
and Notions made of cotton is selling for lower prices now than
last season. Silks and all Woolen goods are holding firm, with an
upward tendency in prices. There has not been any reduction in
prices on good leather shoes. White goods are cheaper.
We have opened up the most complete line of Spring and .
Summer Clothing for men and boys that has ever been our privi
lege to show. We have all the latest styles and models, in various
colors, and we bought this line of clothing to sell, and not to keep.
Our prices are as low as the lowest. We have everything needed in
Hats for men and boys, including high grade Panama Goods, and
select line of the famous John B. Stetson Hats just arrived.
Everything needed in Silks, Voiles, Serges, White Goods, etc.
One of the most complete lines in Notions ever opened in
Edgefield now on display and marked at going prices'.
Our line of Waists and Ready to Wear Dresses for Misses
will please you. Come in and see them.
' We have a full line of Spring Oxfords in Black, White and
Spring Shoes for Men, Ladies and Children
Will find in our stock such brands as Walk-Over and Peter's Black Diamond
If it is comfort you want, buy here If it is neat fit you want, buy here
C^?^ Israel Mukashy
Bargain House .
^*^>NJ EDGEFIELD, s. c.