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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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Wednesday, June 25.
The pa ence of old man Jiggs en
titles him to a croix de guerre.
The canning season is on and everj^ ?
housewife should can till' she can't
If Solomon's temple were to be1
rebuilt now, wonder what the cost
would be? j
People should be up and at 'em'
rather than sit still while the stills
still still "licker."
Think of it! Nineteen-nineteen will
be the first Glorious Fourth celebrat
ed in this country without liquor.
The Germans didn't get the spank
ing they deserved, but if the job ever ,
has to be done over again, they will j
get a sound one.
Young women who are on the bor
der line between girlhood and old
maidhood are already dreading the
visit of the census taker.
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Who said the sale of lemon extract
would increase in Greenville while
?the editors are there? That is the
most unkindest cut of all.
They tell us that skirts will be
short sure enough this fall. Well, if
skirts grow much shorter, hosiery
should grow longer. j
A fellow doesn't mind walking to
dinner these sweltering June days
when he can sit down to "four and
twenty peaches made into a pie." J
We are made to rejoice by the
home-coming of our boys of the gal-"
lant Eighty-First, but saddened by
the absence of those who will never
The fellow who planned the pre
vailing sugar shortage to take place
with the opening of the blackberry
season is an enemy of the poor man.
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To the Huns there was but one
thing wrong with the peace treaty
. and that was its failure to bear the
imprint, "Made in Germany."
Edgefield's real estate market
slumbered a long time but when it
did wake up it became wide-awake
all at once. j
If you are undecided whether to 1
plant late corn or not, bear in mind
that Western corn is selling for $2.35
There will be a marked impiove
mnt in the health of the people after
July 1, "medicine" being harder to
procure after that date.
It matters not what the staple sells
for, a farmer can't "live at home" on
cotton. Everything that one has to
buy keeps pace with cotton, or a
"leetle" ahead of it.
The Germans can now return to
work and remit the proceeds of their
labor to the Allies. It will be a long
time before they can call what they
earn their own.
The Germans doubtless think their
interpretation of the Golden Rule,
"Do others before they do you," has
been adopted by the Allies in draft
ing the treaty.
After President Wilson makes a
few speeches in defense of the
League of Nations those fellows in
Washington who have been opposing
it will feel smaller than "two by
The newspaper men will hold their
annual meeting in the Mountain City
of South Carolina next week, having
remained at their posts throughout
June-until they made all of the
June brides "beautiful" and all of the
We advise the "Cid Man" of Gaff
ney to take an extra straw hat along
with him to Greenville. One will hard
ly last him through three games of
Germans have done a few big
things in the world but they likewise
are capable of doing seme very small
ones. Nothing could be smaller than
sinking those surrendered ships at
Will Never Trust the Huns.
As long as venom rankles in the
breast of Germany, bearing a burn
ing hatred for the nations that forced
an unwilling peace upon them, a feel
ing of rest will never prevail through
out the world. In spite of the League
of Nations, the nations that are now
known as the Aliies, will have to sleep
with one eye- open. As for Belgium
and France, who could ever expect
them to trust the Germans again?
An Honor Worthily Bestowed.
Congress having placed Peru in
that class of nations to which an am
bassador is sent to represent this
country, President Wilson looked
over the field for someone to fill this
(important place and he decided that
Capt. William E. Gonzales, who has
served the past five years as minister
to Cuba, was the right man. Since he
entered upon his field of duties in
,Cuba, Capt. Gonzales has reflected
j lasting honor upon himself and upon
I the United State by the able manner
in which he has measured up to the
responsibility that was placed upon
him, and we feel confident that in the
I new and larger field to which he has
been assigned he will likewise make
a record of which his State and na
tion will be proud.
Appropriations for Education.
If the efforts that are now being
put forth to increase educational
facilities in this State had been put
forth several decades ago, South
Carolina would not now occupy such
an unenviable place among the States
in the matter of illiteracy. The teach
ers are more efficient, the schools are
better equipped, the terms are
longer than they have ever been, and
the cap-stone was placed upon South
Carolina's educational structure
when the compulsory education law
was passed. x
The time has come when the people
do not mind paying the bill for bet
ter educational advantages. . Larger
special levies are constantly 'being
voted and steadily increasing appro
priations are being made by the leg
islature for the support of the
schools. The fact is people receive
larger returns for the money they
?put into the schools and colleges than
they do from that expended for any
other purpose, and they already real
ize that it pays.
Tuesday the State Superintendent
of Education .disbursed the funds
provided under the school extension
:law which have made it possible for
I weak, short-term schools to ran long
er. More than one-third of the school
districts of the State have received
aid under this law. In Edgefield
! county 16 districts have received
j $1,506. Let this good work continue
and the illiteracy in South Carolina
will rapidly decrease.
j Death of Mrs. M. A. Watson.
Sunday morning in the early hours
my beloved friend, Bessie Padgett
j Watson was called away to a better
country. It had not been many weeks
since I had enjoyed a pleasant but
unexpected meeting and conversation
with her in the home of her sister,
Mrs. Ransom Timmerman when she
had with her all the dear children,
such interesting and bright boys and
girls. She was always so cordial and
gracious and winning in her manners
and of such a generous nature.
Mrs. Watson was 38 years of age
and was married to Mr. M. A. Wat
son about thirteen years ago. At the
time of her death there were seven
little children, one just a day old.
Mrs. Watson was a member at
Stevens Creek church and leader of
the Sunbeam Band of that church.
Last fall at the division meeting of
the Woman's Missionary Union these j
children gave a very interesting pro
gram arranged by Mrs. Watson.
She was buried in the new village
cemetery at Edgefield on Sunday af
ternoon, her pastor, Rev. H. B.
White officiating. The funeral ser
vices were held at the home.
Besides her devoted husband, th?
children are Lewis, Mary Ida, Milton,
William. Elizabeth, T. D., and the
The immediate cause of Mrs. Wat
son's death was heart failure. She
will be greatly missed in the home
and in the community.
Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Keen an eye on the man with the
Ford Truck. Watch his business grow.
YONCE MOTOR CO.
Those who attend the auction sale
of land Friday will be invited, with
out money and without price, to par
take of an old-time barbecue. Tell
your friends about the free barbecue
that will be served. Everybody is in
vited to attend the sale and partake
of the barbecue, a real Edgefield
Capt. Sheppard Returns.
Capt. F. W. Sheppard arrived in
Edgefield Saturday with an honorable
discharge, after an absence of more
than two years, during which time he
served 21 months with the army
overser.s. Capt Sheppard was in the
artillery and rendered conspicuous
service at the front. We are very
proud of the splendid record he has
Made a Fine Record.
The friends of Miss Ouida Pattison
are congratulating her upon the
splendid record she made at the An
derson College during the past ses*
sion. She was president of the college
Y. W. C. A., editor in chief of the
college magazine and a member of
the board of student government,
l?arely does one member of a student
body fill so many places of honor
! extends congratulations upon this
.very fine record. Miss Ouida has one
more year at Anderson college..
Many Boys Come Home.
I The coming of the 81 Division has
brought home nearly a score of our
boys and all of them have received
a warm greeting from their friends
and loved ones. Among those whom
we have seen are Bowles Morgan,
Swygert LaGrone, James Hart, J. B.
?Reel, Gordon Warren, Fred Mims and
?Thomas Griffis. While we've not seen
him, we have heard that George
Logue is again at home. The Adver
tiser rejoices with the parents of
these boys over their safe return af
ter rendering faithful service with
the American Army overseas.
Contest at Baptist Church Sun
day Afternoon at 6 O'clock.
Devotions, Dr. R. G. Lee.
: Silver Medal Contest,
i ' "A Question About the Cigarette,"
J. R. Timmerman.
. "The Empty Place," Carolyn Dorn.
I "Two Boys and the Cigarette,"
i "Nothing But Leaves," Katherine
"The Boy and the Cigarette," Al
! "Papa Does, Why Should not I?"
Vocal Solo, John Owen Smith.
"Should Teachers or Preachers
Smoke?" Oration, Mitchell Welis.
j Loyal Temperance Legion Slogan,
j "A Conference cn thc Clgnre.te,"
Mary and Martha Thur.v.inJ ar.i Mil
Chorus by Children.
j Everybody is invited to come and !
let us hear the young people reason |
'on the question of the cigarette.
Luncheon by Rotary Club.
j A new feature of the eniertain
(ment program for the South Caro
lina Press Association is a luncheon
?to be given in honor of the members
j by the Greenville Rotary Club. This
?will come on Tuesday, July 1, the
j second day of the meeting. The Ro
jtarians will exert themselves to see
i that the visiting newspaper men have
la jolly good time and get an insight
?into the Greenville spirit. J. L. Mann
i will make a brief address on the Ro
jtary and there will be talks by J. L.
?Mims of Edgefield, president of the
?South Carol'r.a Press Association,
.and by Dr. .7. W- Ball of Columbia,
'editor of The State.-Greenville
I have been asked by a number of
friends and acquaintances if the ^Da
vis Realty Company and the South
Atlantic Company are in any way
connected. I wish to say that we are
entirely separate and distinct.
Davis Realty Co.
Per M. W. Shive
Mack Mims, 5 feet 10 inches tall;
coffee colored; left shoulder slightly
lower than right; sharp nose; promi
nent teeth, escaped from Edgefield
county chaingang June 15, 1919.
Reward of $150 for arrest and no
R. N. BROADWATER,
Supervisor Edgefield County.
Where the Far-Famed Wirthmore Waists are Made
Here is a picture of the WI HT H MO ll factory, the most modern and largest
building in America devoted exclusively to the making of ladies' Waists.
This building is of interest to merchants and to the wearers of Waists every
where, because it shows the wonderful development of the Wirthmor idea,
of a better and more efficient way of Blouse making and .Blouse selling that
has meant much m savings to women the Country over.
Not alone because of its size does the Wirthmor factory claim distinction, but
because of the high plane upon which waist making is there conducted, be
cause of cheerful surroundings, and the happy, healthful, wholesome condi
tions there existing.
And who will say that there is not an added satisfaction in knowing that the
Blouse you wear comes from a factory of this kind.
New Wirthmor Waists $1.50
\ ..?-> yyiRTHMOR <~^?^ S-* '^4
Four timely and tempting new Styles, particularly appropriate for Summer
time wear have-just arrived and will be shown for the first time to-morrow.
Like all Wirthmors they are by far the best obtainable Blouse to sell at this
low price. They are sold here only.
The Corner Store
Death of Mrs. Cartledge.
The death of Mrs. Emma Cart
ledge occurred at the home of her
pon on Thursday last.
The funeral services were con
ducted by Mr. P. B. Lanham assisted
by Mr. Kesterson. A beautiful tribute
"ras paid her memory. "Nearer My
God, to Thee" and "Jesus Lover of
I ly Soul" were sung. She was carried
back to her old Sullivan home bury
ing ground and laid to rest beside her
loved ones gone before.
Mrs. Cartledge was in her eightieth
year, She leaves two children, George i
and Carrie Coleman and seven grand- j
children to mourn her loss.
An occasion of interest to many
people over the State was the mar
riage of Miss Sarai Chiles Peak of
Edgefield to Mr. David Herbert
Britton of Sumter on Tuesday at
high noon. Only the families and .a
few neighbors and friends were
present. , ^
The parlor and hall were exquisite
ly decorated in shasta daisies and
asparagus. The bride wore a becom
ing coat suit of blue with hat to
match and carried a bouquet of roses
"The ceremony was performed by
Rev. P. H. Bussey. Miss Ruth Tomp
kins sang sweetly just before the
bride and groom entered to the
strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding j
Mardh, played by Mrs. Mamie N. j
Some of the out of town guests
were Rev. and Mrs. P. H. Bussey and
little son, Thaxton, of Greenwood;
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Mobley of Heath
Spring; Mr. and Mrs. Britton, niece
and nephew of the groom from Sum
ter and Mr. Jones, also from Sumter.
After the ceremony delicious cake
and cream were served.
The popular bride and groom re
ceived many hand clasps and show
ers of congratulations. All Edgefield
regrets the departure of Mrs. Brit
ton who has a host of friends in and
around the town.
The marriage took place at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. V/. Peak, on Columbia Street.
Our aim is to make you happy-A
Ford in every home.
YONGE MOTOR CO.
Our New Shop
Has Just Been Equipped With Machinery
For AU Kinds of Machine Work
)ut-of-Town Orders Given Prompt Attention
WEATHERS & GARRAR
' Oldsmobile and Chandler Service Station
!25 Broad Street Augusta, Georgia
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
BARRETT & COMPANY