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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
Published every Wednesday in The
4dvertiser Building at $2.00 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice 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, MAY 14.
It is Germany's time to weep and
; These latter rains are making two
blades of grass grow where only one
As bad as it may seem, the Ger
mans had better be thankful that it
is no worse, and take their medicine.
The Germans wanted peace when
they asked for an armistice, but it
seems that they are not willing to
pay for it.
Think twice before sending money
away from home for that which can
be had at home. Money sent away
The machine gun and trench mor
tra are all right, but the most effect
ive weapon in the campaign that is
now being waged is the hoe.
What Woodrow Wilson has written
into the League of Nations forever
stops the mouths of those who criti
cized his going abroad. The world's
destiny has been largely fixed by him.
The war is over; but the newspa
per contest manager'has come to life
again. Every rose has its thorn.
Newberry Observer. Swat the contest
manager. He is an enemy of the
The day is fast approaching when
chaotic Europe must give up Wood
row Wilson. His mollifying influence
will be missed from Rome to Petro
grad and fro mLondon to Constanti
Usually the country folk suffer
most from a drought, but the drought
that will begin July 1, will fall heavi
est upon the city folk-those who
are in the habit of quenching their
thirst at the bar instead of the well.
Bear in mind, in these closing days
of the planting season, that^Western
com is selling very high, approaching
the two-dollar mark in Chicago. Just
an additional acre or two added to
every plow would make much in the
We seldom spend any time in a
court room, but when the ex-kaiser
is tried is one time that we would like
to witness a trial. If he tells the
"truth, the whole truth and nothing
but the truth," there will be some
Better Render "Canned" Chorus.
The Newberry Observer observes
that some large stores in Charleston
open for business in the mornings
with chorus-singing and suggests that
Newberry stores adopt this "forward j
move." Well, The Advertiser is more
considerate of the merchants' inter
ests than The Observer, in that, if
the singing be for the purpose of at
tracting shoppers, we suggest that
some other means be adopted. Cho
ruses in some of Edgefield's stores
would hardly be a "concord of sweet
sounds." Better render a "canned"
chorus from a victrola.
Simple Life Has Its Reward.
As a result of the war, the present j
generation will go down in history as
a tax-paying generation. A victory
has been won for this and subsequent j
generations that cost heavily but it i
was worth the price and more be- j
sides. Much of the cost is being paid ,
through a well-thought-out system of |
taxation. The taxes, however, fall
heaviest upon those who are most
able to pay. The wealthy class, those
who indulge in luxurious living, car
ry the major portion of the burden.
Those who lead the simple life, those
who are simple in their diet, in their
manner of dress and in their social
customs, have the burden fall light
est upon them. In this day of con
spicuous tendency toward excesses in
every form, is it not well that a pre
mium is being placed upon the simple
Generous, Patriotic People.?
The people of the town of John
ston and vicinity deserve a hearty
''Well done." The figures published in
this issue as a result of the Victory
loan drive are indicative of the gen
erosity and patriotism of these good
people. More bonds were bought by
the Johnston people than by all of
the other sections of the county com
bined. The figures published this
week of the Jewish Relief Work also
show up well for Johnston.
To every call that has been made
'during the past two years of unusual
stress and strain, Johnston has made
a fine showing, having had a large
j part in the making of the splendid
|War record that Edgefield county'has
'made. The eastern side of the county
sent a number of fine young men to
the front and the peopk left at home
gave them loyal, generous support.
Again we say "Well done" to the
Annual Press Meeting.
At a meeting of the ?xecutive com
mittee of the South Carolina Press
Association held in Columbia Friday,
it was decided to hold .Jhe annual
meeting of the association in Green
ville the latter part of June or the
?last week in July, the exact date to ^
be fixed by ?the Greenville hosts. The
time will be announced in a few days. ^
In many respects Greenville is an
'ideal convention city. The hospitality]
I of the people is proverbial, the cli
mate is ideal and hotel accommoda
tions are among the best in the State.
It is believed that the meeting this |
year will be the best held in years.
An attractice programme will be ar- j
ranged, including addresses by strong
men of nation-wide reputation. The
attendance should be the largest yet,
?recorded. After three strenuous
> years, *made more strenuous by the
war conditions, the newspaper mak
ers should lay aside their work and
relax for a season. There is no bet
?ter occasion for this than.the meeting
?of the Press Association. All rail
roads under government control are
authorized to exchange transporta
tion to this meeting in Greenville for
advertising space, thus providing a
j way for everybody connected with a
i paper who desires to attend to do so.
No .Feeling or Prejudice.
The Southern white man and the
Southern negro rallied alike to their
country's call. Not infrequently they
were trained in the same camps and,
if needs be, they fought side by side.
The .people of this section anticipated
no friction between the two races in
uniform, for the Southern white man
understands the Southern negro and
the Southern negro understands the
Southern white man. Why should
feeling and prejudice be engendered
by their wearing the uniform? They
were fighting for a common cause
their homes, their country and hu
An unmistakable evidence that the
i young white soldiers entertain no
! feeling or prejudice against the negro
;soldier is found in the, fact that
Lieut Greneker, one of a number of
?Edgefield's sons who made an honor
jable record in the homeland and over
seas, came to The Advertiser office
?yesterday and exhibited a certificate
from Gen Petain, the commander-in
j chief of the French army, which ac- J
companied a croix de guerre that had
.been bestowed upon a young negro
soldier from this county. In fact, this
I young negro won the distinction of
being awarded two French crosses of
honor. The point is this: this young
white officer expressed the opinion
that public notice should be made of
the honor that' this young negro,
j George Byrd, had won. He was right
and The Advertiser cheerfully pub
lishes this week the letter from Gen.
Petain. The young negro came from
the trenches of France back to the
farm in Edgefield county from which
he went and is discharging his duty
at home as faithfully as he did over
Jewish Relief Work.
In the recent campaign for the sup
port of the Jewish Relief Work,
Edgefield county subscribed $702.40,
which has been reported to Mr.
August Kohn of Columbia, the State
manager. Subscriptions were made
as follows, the cash being paid to Mr.
E. J. Norris, who served as county
Johnston (Collected by Miss
Harmony (Collected by W. H.
Trenton (Collected by W. W.
W. F. West for Antioch 25.00
L. R. Brunson for Cleora 8.00
J. M. Shaffer for McKendree 4.50
Ernest Quarles 5.00
For Sale-One McCormick binder
in good repair, and one milch cow,
with first calf. Apply at The Ad
When Congress Meets Next
The mid-summer term of Congress
-called in ?extraordinary session by
the president-which meets next
Monday, May 19th, will find many
important problems to handle, but it
is safe to say that the first few days
will be taken up in expert surveys of
the political situation, rather than the
legislative field. For, after an absence
of six years, the G. 0. P. adherents
will wield the gavel in both houses,
barring the perfunctory manipula
tions of that instrument at the hands
of Vice President Marshall in the s'en
ate. This will naturally bring on a lot
of political talk and the eventful
times occasioned by the gigantic re
construction process will cause care
ful and studied processes to be fol
lowed before any really constructive
national legislative planks is promul
J Aside from the League of Nations
question,-about which many have al
ready manifested symptoms of right
about-face, there is a multitude of
other issues bobbing up serenely for
those who want to disturb the water
of the political stream. The railroad
question looms paramount among the
internal affairs that must be conclud
ed, one way or the other, before the
American people will be satisfied, a
bout the way to vote, and if congress j
deigns to let it remain in its unset
tled state there is danger for the re
publicans; for the president has said
that the matter .is so big and broad
?that congress must pass upon it.
The appropriation bill must, also,
be considered, and, again, it is up to
j the house and senate to indicate to
the American people just where the
government stands. Do we want a
standing army and big navy, and if
so, are we to have it? This vital ques
tion must be'answered by the appro
priations provided and without such
an answer we will be in a chaotic
state. Anyway, it means that congress
must apportion some three or four
billions of dollars out for use next
year anyhow-the next year meaning
the government's fiscal year, from
July 1st, 1919, to June 30th, 1920.
Along with some of the other
troubles comes the vast business of j
the telegraph and telephone lines, to
say nothing of the express business,
all of which must be discussed at
length and handled in some manner.
It is, indeed, a big undertaking that
congress has on its hands, and by the
time Phesident Wilson gets back
from France, which it is rumored will
be about the middle of June, congress
ought to get over its first activities
in the matter of reorganization, and
be ready for real business; in the j
pursuance of which, it is to be pre-j
sumed, congress is going to have a
freer hand this time-for it is not at
all likely that the president v/ill seek
to dictate to a rehuii-Lo. i r. ...
to anything like tia i'X'.??.:
ix years ha h-i dicta*.-.-..! .. ? !:. ? j
ocratic house and JV:...:.-. '.. r
;does, he is likely to ba f.o!d. : _.?.
?way quick, just where hi "?c> . :
'as the saying goes,-Augusta Circr.i
Eggs By Weight. '
The Literary Digest is* arguing for
selling eggs by weight instead of by
?the dozen. Everybody knows, and has
long known, that that is the only fair
and just way; but everybody goes on
following custom; just like the boy
who carried a bushel of corn in one
end of the sack going to mill and a
big stone in the other end to balance
it for no other reason than his daddy
and grandaddy carried their corn to
mill that way. But these are record
breaking times, and new things are
in order. Why may not Newberry or
Prosperity str.rt this sensible custom?
When c:.z. brought 10 or 15 cents
a dozer.- e writer has bought many
a doru'ii -or 8 1-3 cents-it did not
make so much difference about their
size; but when they weigh all the way
from an ounce to two ounces and a
haif apiece, forty cents a dozen
makes a pretty considerable differ
ence in the quantity of food one gets
for his money.-Newberry Observer.
The State of South Carolina, .
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Probate
Whereas, George Rhoden and G.
W. Scott, of said county and state
made suit to me, to grant them let
ters of administration of the estate
of and effects of Elijah Rhoden, de
ceased, late of said county and state.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Elijah
Rhoden, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Edgefield, S.
C., in my office on the 24th day of
May, next, after publication thereof,
at ll o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be grant
Given under my hand, this 5th day
of May, Anno Domini, 1919.
W. T. Kinnaird,
Judge of Probate Court Edgefield
County, S. C.
Published on each intervening
Wednesday up to May 24th, 1919,
in Edgefield Advertiser.
have just been taken frorr
are quite the prettiest anc
come our way-they estai
nationally favored lines.
WIRT H M ORE WATS
to commend them, and w
exceptional worth, thei
as well as with the happy
they would purchase then
doing the nation over.
Another very i
Blouses is that t
on the very sam
Have just receied a si
Georgette Crepe and Ci
Also a shipment of Boy
We are ready t
FOR SALE: Nineteen thorough
bred 0. I. C. pigs, now r?ady for de
livery. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.
FOR SALE: White peas for plant
E. S. JOHNSON,
Edgefield, S C.
FOR SALE: Sows and gilts ready
bred. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.
I desire to
et for cotton
until the nig
will pay the i
seed. Now :
cotton seed i
Meal and ]
at all times.
rthy of Special Men
'thmor Waists c
?worth Blouses t
s advertised in the May Issu
f the Ladies Home Jouras
i their boxes and will be placed
I daintiest Blouses at these mod
blish a new and higher standard
TS and WALWORTH BLOl
e believe that it every woman v
r attractiveness of style, thei
and wholesome conditions und
i repeatedly, just as the great a
important thing to remember in
he same new Styles are placed on
te day that they first make their
Style Centers of the Country,
at the same moderate price.
JUST ONE STORE :
IN THIS CITY SOLD H
rjipment of Ladies' White Bfi
?epe de Chine Shirt Waists.
s' Colored and White Wash !
o serve you in anyt
FOR SALE: Plants have been in
jspected. Ready to ship. Porto Rico,
Jerusalem, Triumph, and Pumpkin
Yams at $2.00 per thousand.
E. A. Williams,
.Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
; General Tonic because it contains the
j well known tonic propertiesof QUININE
i and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
I out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
I Builds up the Whole System.' 50 cents.
notify the fan
that I will be j
seed every da
ht of the 20tl
is the time to (
lulls for sale
on sale tomorrow. They
est prices that have ever
of values for these two
JSES always have much
iras acquainted with their
r superb workmanship,
er which they are made,
rmy of admirers are now
regard to these
sale in our store
and they are
liddy Suits ana pretty
fling in our line
Cow Peas Wanted.
Paying highest prices of season.
WH1 buy one sacK to carload. Write,
wire or 'phone us what you have.
WALTON & CO.,
FOR SALE: One Sterling Thrash
er mounted on trucks for $300.00.
Guaranteed to be in first class condi
tion. Suitable for six-horse power en
STEWART & KERNAGHAN.
aers of Edge-1
in the mark-1
by from now I
i of May. ll
ice for sound