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J. L. MIMS.Editor.
Published every Wednesday in The
advertiser Building at $2.00 per year
Entered as second class matter at
(fee postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Caril s of Thanks, Obituaries, Hes
itations 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 the
Now that cotton is nearing thirty
five cents we are glad it is too late to
Edgefield real estate is getting
higher than, iu is sometimes carried
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 wita 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 in
connection with the war is, that Har
ry was not put in the first line
trenches and taught a few valuable
Nobody ever thought thc 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.
* r Should Devoutly Give Thanks.
. t 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 killed 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, ba 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 ts gathered from a
recent sale of a piece of real estate
on Broadway by Vincent Astor, son
of the John Jacob Astor who lost his
life on the Titanic. The property sold
was said to be one of the "largest
single holdings on Manhattan Island"
and yet it had a frontage of only 200
feet and ten inches on Broadway.
However, there are ten five story
buildings on the rear, fronting on
43rd and 44th streets. It has an an
nual rental value of $320,000 and the
price said to have been realized by
young Astor was five million dollars.
"The entire property has been in
the hands of the Astor family for
"It is of historical interest that it
was on this spot that Gen. George
Washington and Gen. Israel Putnam
met on September 16, 1777, to dis
cuss the plans of the American army
prior to the battle of Harlem the next
"Land in that vicinity is valued at
so much per square foot and on that
basis was this property bought,
p ?nd $150 square foot. The locality
ii. which the land is located, Times
Square, shows steadily enhancing
figures and prices may reach levels
as yet undreamed of. The same thing
is true of almost any town as dan- j
gerously high and yet they are bound
to go higher-unie: e Bolsheviki
take the country ana overthrow the
Meeting of Third Division, W.
M. U. at M od oe, July 9.
The third division W. M. U., of
Edgefield association including the
churches at Plum Branch, Parksville,
Modoc, Clarks' Hill and Red Oak
Grove will hold a conference or divi
sion meeting on Wednesday, July 9,
beginning at ll o'clock with a pro
gram as follows:
Mrs. J. M. Bussey, Parksville, pr??
Devotions, Mrs. Zelpha Thurmond.
Greetings, Miss Fannie May Mc
Response,- Mrs. W. J. Talbert.
Roll Call of Woman's Societies,
with verbal reports from each.
"Some Ideals to be Reached by our
Annual Meeting," Mrs. J. L. Mims.
"The Important Task of Winning
Woman's Enthusiasm for Missions,"
Rev. 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
tention 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
Sdgefield Baptist Church.
Every society is expected to send
.epresentation. All visitors are wel
Summer Complaint Quickly Relieved.
"About two yeai*s ago when suf
fering from a severe attack of sum
ner complaint, I took Chamberlain's
jolie and Diarrhoea Remedy and it
relieved me almost instantly," writes
Mrs. Henry Jewett, Clark Mills, N.
?. This is an excellent remedy for
; o 1 i c and diarrhoea and should be
tept at hand by every family.
Mosquito biting time. Get you a
Mosquito Bed Canopy and sleep in
THE CORNER STORE.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
?pply at once the wonderful old reliarle DI
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OiX.asut
?ical dressing that relieves pain and heals al
.V sim'; time. Not a liniment, _25c. 50c. $!.(&
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 Centenar Celebration. On
the eve of his r , his church pre
sented him w' purse to cover all
expenses of trip. Others attend
ing are Y and Mrs. Olin Eidson,
and John O An, 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.
j The Edgefield delegate was never
.more delighted than to find herself
i 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 ye?rs
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
mond of Blackville and Mr. Jas. H.
Hammond of Columbia.
The conference was fcntentained
at a delightful informal reception at
j the home of Mrs. Rich, after which
.automobiles were provided to take
I the visitors and delegates to the Ma?
j sonic Hall where a lovely, lovely
luncheon was served. Never wa' th?re
more tasteful and simple decorations
or a more sumptuous feast served ir. '
three courses-canteloupes lor the '
first-for the second, a half chicken
on toast, peas en casserole, creamed
potatoes, tomatoes with mayonnaise
dressing, dainty rolls, ice tea. For. the
dessert, ice cream in red blocks and
square white cakes with a Confeder
ate flags done in the icing. The?e was
merriment and jollity in spite of the
Mrs. Black gave a very happy
toast to the Davis Lee ^Chapter,
which is the baby chapter in our
District and numbers only 34 mem
bers. "II "-'s to health, wealth and
At the school building our session
was held. The reports were all very
good, but the principle thing for
which this conf erence will be remem
bered is that it was decided to give
a hundred collar liberty bond, which
the district purchased last year by
25 cents subscriptions to the 1917
1918 Hero educational fund. That
leaves us with a fifty dollar bond and
a bonus of about $14 in the district
funds. Our Winthrop scholarship for
this year is assured. This scholarship
is vacant now and it would be ? good
thing if some of our girls would ap
ply for it. It is worth $100 and free
tuition. Admission is by examination,
the applicant being a descendant of
someone who served in the war be
tween the States. The application
has to be signed by the chanter pres
ident and sent to Miss Armida Moses,
Sumter, S. C. Any girl wishing to
apply for the scholarship should stand
the regular Winthrop examination
on Friday, July 4th, and write to Miss
Moses for application blanks.
The Aiken women got ahead of us
in the matter of entertaining the con
ference next spring. They did a good
deal of lobbying so when a call was
made for invitations Edgefield only
received 23 out of the 67 votes cast.
They voiced the wish to come here
next time however. Altogether, it
was a most delightful and successful
AGATHA A. WOODSON..
We Have No Trumpet
In announcing that for the month of July we are going to ciose out a few
odds ano ends, such as broken stock, broken sizes and shop-worn goods.
We do not have to announce a big slaughter1 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, Check
Homespun, Cheviot and Ginghams, we will be in a position to sell our v
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 cheaper 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 being 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
a native of the dear old state of South
Carolina. Spent most of my childhood
days on the James Dorn place situa
ted on the Edgefield and Ninety Six
road near Dora's Mill Postoffice. I am
:iow receiving the good old Adverti
ser once a week, as I stated in a
former letter that my father was a
subscriber to it when I was quite a
child, and naturally I appreciate it
pery highly. I see in it a great many
Do You Want to
We have Carolina Farmer an<
and any other you wish to select:
Bailey Military Institute
Chicora College for Women
All you have to do is to seem
the only farm paper published in
news and editorial matter relating
the people easily, for once they kr
io addition to the fact tbat they w
have in the home.
Here is the way it works out:
your spare time this summer, we \
of the institutions you select abov<
than 200 subscriptions we pay you
200 we give you in cash 25 per cei
In addition to this we will ai<
and help you get subscriptions wh
THIS IS OUR PROPOSIT
full particulars. We furnish all i
CAROLINA FARMER AND SI
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROI
Please send me, without any obi
regard to your scholarship plan, w
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 Minns' 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?
D THE COLLEGE OF YOUR C!
1 Stockman scholarships open in the f
Charleston College ]
Presbyterian College ]
Draughon's Business College
Furman University ]
Greenville Woman's College
IS OUR LIBERAL PROPOSD
e 200 three-year subscriptions to the <
the State. It is a regular standard f
to agriculture. You can get people i
low you are trying to pay your way tr.
ill see the value of the Carolina Fartr
SY TO GET SUBSCRIPTION
If you will secure 200 three-year su
viii give you absolutely FREE a Bebo
s, or at any other institution you want
in cai*h 33 per cent of every dollar 3
ot of every dollar.
1 you all during the summer, by havii
ich will be credited to you.
ION. Write to-day on the attached <
lecessary literature and receipt books
3 OUT AND MAIL TO-DAY.
ligation on my part to accept them, fi
hereby I can attend college next seasc
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.
TO Surely Sfoo Thal Couob.
ie or Earn, Some
ollowing South Carolina colleges
Medical College of S. C.
Woman's College of Due West
Porter Military Academy
Carolina Farmer and Stockman,
arm paper, and carries all the
right around your section to take
irough college they will help you,
1er aod Stockman as a paper to
bscribers at $2.00 each during
larship valued at $130 at any one
t to attend. If you seoure more
'ou take in, or if you fail to get
ig our Field Representative come
:oupon, aud we will send you
and help you do it. .
ill particulars and information in
mat your expense.