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Establish i 835.
J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at $2.00 per year
Entered as second class matter at
fte postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Res
?lutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, July 2.
While the editors are away the
"devils" can play.
Germany signed the treaty but it
was an act of the hand and not of tho
Now that cotton is nearing thirty
five cents we are glad it is too late to
Edgefield real estate is getting ! ?
higher than.it is sometimes carried ?j
by a March wind.
All eyes henceforth will be on
Germany to see whether it keeps
faith with the rest of the world.
God was not with the Germans in
battle, as they boasted, but He will
henceforth be wi?h them, if they will,
Well, the sinking of all those Ger
man ships had at least one good ef
fect: It made a lot of us look up
Scapa Flow ' on the map.
What are the boys doing since
school is out? Better keep them busy
with the right things or they will be
busy with the wrong things.
Wonder who will own the first air
ship in Edgefield county? We are al
together willing for some other fel
low to have that distinction.
Here's hoping that the big cotton
corporation will go into training dur
ing the summer and be prepared to |*
win some big victories next fell.
And still the wonder grows that
some enterprising publisher has not
already put a new map of the world
on the market since the treaty wa?
Harry Thaw's name is appearing
in bold print again. One regret inj*
connection with the war is, that Har
ry was not put in the first line
trenches and taught a few valuable
Noboi.^ ever thought the Sahara
would ever spread over the oceans so
as to include America, and yet, since
Monday night at twelve o'clock this
country, technically if not practically,
has been as dry as Sahara.
Many an American boy had to go
? all the way to Europe before he could
be made to realize how much he was
loved in the home. It should not re
quire a world war for us to let our
kith and kin know that we love them.
~ Will Not Keep in Cellars.
Some big, rich fellows near the
whiskey centres doubtless stored
their cellars with whiskey before July
the first for future consumption. But
it is a widely known fact that whis
key will not keep long stored in cel
lars. Some how or other, it grows a
little less each day-sometimes less
and less several times a day. Finally,
.the erstwhile "wet" cellar becomes
as "dry" as a bone. Don't .worry
about the liquor that has been stored
in cellars. The law of supply and de
mand will take care of that problem.
? Should Devoutly Give Thank?.
Now that the war is, in reality as
well as technically, at an end, the
people of Edgefield county should de
voutly give thanks to the God of B?t
ies who has so tenderly watched over
our hundreds of boys who went out
to give their lives, if necessary, for
their country. We doubt if any other
county in the country has so much to
be thankful for as has Edgefield
county. While scores and hundreds of
young white men from other counties
were k'lled outright or died of
wounds received in action, Edgefield
county will have all of her sons re
turn to their homes except four. And
as our heart wells up with gratitude
for this protecting care, it at the
same time goes out in sympathy to
the parents of the boys who never
again will take their accustomed
places around the fireside.
The Advertiser suggests that a day
preferably some Sabbath, be set
apart as a day of thanksgiving for
the safe home-coming of so many of
our boys. Within a few short weeks
all will have returned and it will not
only be fitting, but eminently proper,
that public thanksgiving services be
held in the churches of the county.
The colored people should likewise
give thanks for the safe return of so
large a number of colored soldiers.
Surely they too, have much to be
profoundly grateful for.
Some Dirt More Valuable.
' Notwithstanding the fact that]
much Edgefield real estate is chang
ing hands at prices hitherto unheard
of, there can be found dirt that is
of much greater value. The Green
wood Index reports the following
sale of New York Broadway real es
tate that is somewhat ahead of Edge
"Some idea of what New York
city dirt is worth is gathered from a
recent sale of a piece of real estate
an Broadway by Vincent Astor, son
ot the John Jacob Astor who lost his
life cn the Titanic. The property sold |
was said to be one of the "largest
?ingle holdings on Manhattan Island"
ind yet it had a frontage of only 200
feet and ten inches on Broadway.
However, there are ten five story j
buildings on the rear, fronting on
13rd and 44th streets. It has an an- j
lual rental value of $320,000 and the 1
price said to have been realized by !
poung Astor was five million dollars. I
"The entire property has been in !
;he hands of the Astor family for
"It is of historical interest that it
xas on this spot that Gen. George 1
Washington and Gen. Israel Putnam |
net on September 16, 1777, to dis- ;
:uss the plans of the American army j
jrior to the battle of Harlem the next ;
"Land in that vicinity is valued at(
>o much per square foot and on that
>asis was this property bought, '
iround $150 square foot. The locality j
n which the land is located, Times !
Square, shows steadily enhancing]
igures; and prices may reach levels
is yet undreamed of. The same thing
s time of almost any town as dan
gerously high and yet they are bound
o go higher-unless the Bolsheviki
ake the country and overthrow the
Meeting of Third Division, W. I ;
M. U. at Modoc, July 9.
The third division W. M. U., of
Sdgefield association including the ?
.hurches at Plum Branch, Parksville, ji
tfodoc, Clarks' Hill and Red Oak ';
Jrove will hold a conference or divi-ji
ion meeting on Wednesday, July 9, !<
?eginning at ll o'clock with a pro-!]
pram as follows: L
Mrs. J. M. Bussey, Parksville, pre- j|<
Devotions, Mrs. Zelpha Thurmond.
Greetings, Miss Fannie May Mc- ! (
Response, Mrs. W. J. Talbert. j(
Roll Call of Woman's Societies, j (
rith verbal reports from each.
"Some Ideals to be Reached by our \?
innual Meeting," Mrs. J. L. Mims. jj
"Th a Important Task of Winning j j
Roman's Enthusiasm for Missions,"
'.ev. Mr. Coogler of Parksville.
Devotions, Mrs. C. L. Harper.
Y. W. A. Session in charge of Miss
Roll call of auxiliaries, responding
Account of Southern Baptist Con
entior. in Atlanta, Miss Kathleen
Vocal Solo, Miss Osborne.
Sunbeam session presided over by
Roi Call and responses from bands.
Exercises by Red Oak Grove Sun
Address, Dr. R. G. Lee, Pastor of
dgefield Baptist Church.
Every r.ociety is expected to send
^presentation. All visitors are wel
ummer Complaint Quickly Relieved.
"About two years ago when suf
?ring from a severe attack of sum
ter complaint, I took Chamberlain's
olic and Diarrhoea Remedy and it
?lieved me almost instantly," writes
[rs. Henry Jewett, Clark Mills, N.
'. This is an excellent remedy for
olic and diarrhoea and should be
ept at hand by every family.
Mosquito biting time. Get you a
losquito Bed Canopy and sleep in
THE CORNER STORE.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
pply at once the wonderful old reliarle DI
'ORTriR'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING Oit. a sui
?cal dressing: that relieves pain and heals ai
'? S-UIK time. Not a linimeot. 25c. 50c. Ji.Oft
JOHNSTON LETTER. '
(Continued from page One.)
Officers were elected for the com
Regent, Mrs. W. F. Scott; 1st vice
regent, Mrs. P. N. Lott, 2nd vice re
gent, Mrs. M. R. Wright; Recording
secretary, Miss Bettie Waters; Cor
responding secretary, Mrs. J. H.
White; Treasurer, Mrs. J. W. Brown;
Historian, Miss Mallie Waters; Reg
istrar, Mrs. J. Neil Lott; Auditor,
Miss Zena Payne.
The subject of the program was
"The Flags of the Allies" and a good
paper on the subject was given by
Mrs. J. L. Walker.
The hostess invited all into the
large dinng room where places were
found at the beautifully appointed
table by dainty place cards. The deco
rations were of nasturtiums, the chap
ter flower, and ferns. An elaborate
salad course with iced tea and sher
bert was served by Mrs. Calhoun
Kammer and Mrs. Shelton Sawyer.
Miss Dorothy Starbuck is visiting
Miss Louise Hoyt.
Mrs. Ona Denny Reece of Colum
bia is visiting Mrs. T. R. Denny.
Rev. and Mrs. Pleasan E. Monroe
of Leesville, were visitors here last
Rev. David Kellar left on Monday
for Columbus, Ohio, to attend the
World's Centenary Celebration. On
the eve of his going, his church pre- j
sented him with a purse to cover all j
expenses of the trip. Others attend
ing are Mr. and Mrs. Olin Eidson,
and John Olin, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Eidson, Misses Eva and Jessie Rush
ton and Mrs. M. E. Norris.
Mr. and Mrs. Livingston spent last
week here with Mr. and Mrs. Tom
District U. D. C. Conference.
The Edgefield delegate was never
more delighted than to find herself
domiciled with that delightful Barn
well-Aiken-Edgefield family, the Ham
monds. Old Major Spann Hammond
is the last remaining son of the nota
ble Governor James H. Hammond
and while 85 years old, has a mind of
great brilliancy and his retrospect
was as clear as in a man many yeats
There surrounded by the many
evidences of his families' former
grandeur, he lives a quiet life with
his devoted help mate, who was Miss
Hanson Dunbar of Beech Island.
They have two sons, Dr. Dunbar Ham 1
mond of Blackville and Mr. Jas. H. :
Hammond of Columbia.
The conference was ententained \
at a delightful informal reception at t
the home of Mrs. Rich, after which
automobiles were provided to take ;
the visitors and delegates to the Ma ? (
sonic Hall where a lovely, lovely <?
luncheon was served. .Never wa5 th:re \
nore tasteful and simple decorations t
ar a more sumptuous feast served ir. i:
:hree courses-canteloupes lor the 's
irst-for the second, a half chicken \
>n toast, peas en casserole, creamed ?
potatoes, tomatoes with mayonnaise (
iressing, dainty rolls, ice tea. For-the -\
lessert, ice cream in red blocks and
square white cakes with a Confeder
ite flags done in the icing. There was
nerriment and jollity in spite of the
Mrs. Black gave a very happy
oast to the Davis Lee ^hapter,
vhich is the baby chapter in our
)istrict and numbers only 34 mem
lers. "Here's to health, wealth and
At the school building our session
/as held. The reports were all very
:ood, but the principle thing for
.rhich this conf erence will be remem
bered is that it was decided to give
hundred v.aliar liberty bond, which
he district purchased last year by
:5 cents subscriptions to the 1917
918 Hero educational fund. That
?aves us with a fifty dollar bond and
, bonus of about $14 in the district
unds. Our Winthrop scholarship for
his year is assured. This scholarship
s vacant now and it would be a good
hing if some of our girls would ap
tly for it. It is worth $100 and free
uition. Admission is by examination,
he applicant being a descendant of
omeone who served in the war be
ween the States. The application
ias to be signed by the chapter pres
cient and sent to Miss Armida Moses,
iumter, S. C. Any girl wishing to
pply for the scholarship should stand
he regular Winthrop examination
>n Friday, July 4th, and write to Miss
doses for application blanks.
The Aiken women got ahead of us
n the matter of entertaining the con
erence next spring. They did a good
leal of lobbying so when a call was
nade for invitations Edgefield only
eceived 23 out of the 67 votes cast,
["hey voiced the wish to come here
lext time however. Altogether, it
vas a most delightful and successful
AGATHA A. WOODSON.. | .
We Have No Trumpet
In announcing that for the month of July we are going to close out a few
odds and ends, such as broken stock, broken sizes and shop-worn goods.
We do not have to announce a big slaughter-sale in order to draw the
crow,, due to the fact that we have bought wisely and haven't any great
stock to sacrifice.
Due to the recent rise in staple cotton goods we don't see any reason of
closing out our present stock (which is sufficient for fall trade) and putting
in more at a higher price. By holding on to our present stock of this
class of goods, such as Sea Island, Sheeting, Percale, Outing, Chtck
Homespun, Cheviot and Ginghams, we will be in a position to sell our
customers this fall at a price that they have been paying all the summer.
We are going to put on sale for July, sixty pairs of children's and Misses'
Slippers at 50c. ; sixty pairs of Ladies' Slippers at $1.00 per pair. All
other slippers (soft soles excepted) and pumps in the house going, at one
third off. This is a saving of $1.67 on a $5.00 pair of slippers. Invest
now, for the leather market is still rising, and present indications are that
it will continue to do so.
.All men's Athletic Underwear going at 39c. the garment. Same goods
in B. V. D. will cost you $1.00. Seal Pax Unions, worth $1.75, going
at $1.15. All boys' Underwear in Athletics ct 15c. per garment. 85c.
Unions going at 59c. each. This is cneaper than these goods can be
bought for on the present market. Come and see the values.
See the window display of the above Bargains
Also look for other announcements in all July issues.
By holding a sale in this manner it gives us a better chance of finding
your size and number and serving you to your satisfaction..
Money refunded if not satisfied-48 hours limit goods bHng out. No
goods charged at these prices.
The Corner Store
A Texas Letter.
To the Readers of the dear old Adver
It will be borne in mind that I am
i native of the dear old state of South
karolina. Spent most of my childhood
lays on the James Dom place situa
:ed on the Edgefield and Ninety Six ;
?oad near Dom's Mill Postoffice. I am
mw receiving the good old Adverti- :
;er once a week, as I stated in a ;
;ormer letter that my father was a
(ubscriber to it when I was quite a
:hild, and naturally I appreciate it ;
rery highly. I see in it a great many i
Do You Want to I
We have Carolina Farmer and
and any other you wish to select:
Bailey Military Institute
Chicora College for Women
All you have to do is to secun
the only farm paper published in t
news and editorial matter relating
the people easily, for once they kn
in addition to the fact tbat they wi
have in the home.
Here is the way it works out:
your apare time this summer, we w
of the institutions you select above
than 200 subscriptions we pay you
200 we give you in cash 25 per cen
In addition to this we will aid
aod belo you get subscriptions win
THIS IS OUR PROPOSITI
full particulars. We furnish all ni
CAROLINA FARMER AND ST'
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROL
Please send me, without any obli
regard to your scholarship plan, wi
names of relatives and old acquain
tances and places that are dear to
me. For instance, Stevens Creek and
Mountain Creek churches and many
others too numerous to mention.
Your name Mr. Editor is very fa
miliar. The Mims' old plantation was
not a great way from Ninety Six.
I will now mention a few other
names of my early recollection. John
Smyly, Stevens, Childs, Nicholson,
Gary, Bland, Ouzts, Faulkner, Har
ling, Dorn, Horn, Timmerman, Hol
loway, Culbreath, Sheppard, Bowles,
and Williams. These are enough to
Go to College at Our Expens
Extra Money This Summer?
) THE COLLEGE OF YOUR C!
Stockman scholarships open in the f
Charleston College ]
Presbyterian College ]
Draughon's Business College 1
Furman University ]
Greenville Woman's College 1
IS OUR LIBERAL PROPOSE
? 200 three-year subscriptions to the i
he State. It is a regular standard f
to agriculture. You can get people i
ow you are trying to pay your way th
ll see the value of the Carolina Farra
>Y TO GET SUBSCRIPTION
If you will secure 200 three-year au1
ill give you absolutely FREE a schol
, or at any other institutioo you wanl
in cat*h 33 per cent of every dollar j
t of every dollar.
you all during the summer, by havic
uh will be credited to you.
ON. Write to-day on the attached (
ecessary literature and receipt books ?
OUT AND MAIL TO-DAY.
gation on my part to accept them, fi;
)ereby I can attend college next seaso
ADDRESS (TOWN) .
show that I recollect some of them.
One other I want to mention is the
Cogburns. Yes, the Quattlebaums too.
The crop prospects in this section
are reasonably good after being dam
aged some by heavy rains, hail and
sandstorms and worms.
Now, if you see fit to give this
space in your columns, I may write
E. M. McCRELESS.
Dg.fflNG'5 RiEW ?i?C?VOTB
vyi?l Syrfilv Sioo Thal Cnuoh.
;e or Earn Some
ollowmg South Carolina colleges
Medical College of S. C.
Woman's College of Due West
Porter Military Academy
karolina Farmer and Stockman,
arm paper, and carries all tbe
right around your section to take
rough college they will help you,
1er and Stockman as a paper to
bscribers at $2.00 each during
iarship valued at $130 at any one
; to attend. If you secure more
ou take in, or if you fail to get
ig our Field Representative come
soupon, aud we will send you
und help you do it. .
ill particalars and information in
m at your expense.