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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
Published every Wednesday in The
?dvertiser Building at $2.00 per year
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(ka postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Wednesday, September 3.
A sign ? never seen in Edgefield :
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The demagogue has had his day in
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Get busy and stop talking about
the high cost of living. |
When a fellow hears the price of
some fall goods he needs a shock ab
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Young man, fit yourself for a big
job in life. There are more big jobs
than big men to fill them.
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What's your plan for operating
the railroads? Everybody else has1
a sure-to-wc-k plan of his own.
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It is ea-aer to "cut a garment ac
cording to the cloth" than it is to ad
just one's appetite to a mid-summer
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The rash statements of Go vernor
Catts of Florida sometimes leads one
to believe that he is something of a
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Don't throw brickbats at the
neighbor's cats anymore. They cost
too much. Better throw a pitcher,
vase, or a piece of cut-glass. |
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Figures say cotton has improved
the last report, but the farmers
say not. Although "figures never
lie," we are inclined to believe the
When a fellow sells his home for a
big profit he feels mighty big until
he finds out what a big profit he
must pay the other fellow when he
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If it were not for putting so many j
dollar$ in hat$, $hoe$, clothes,
Steak, chop$, groceries and ga$o- .
line, one could put more money in .
the bank. h
.'Give 'em bricks." We mean let's i
supply prospective Edgefield build- i
eis with home-made brick, so that (
all building operations will go for- j
ward unhampered. j]
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Men's fashions are becoming as
freakish as feminine fancies. Dur- ?
ing the summer men wore their belts 1
beneath their coats but according to 1
fall fashion plates, belts will be worn ?
around the waist over the coat. j(
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The people want the cost of trans- j1
portation to go down and railroad 1
employees want wages to go up.
Congress is charged with the heavy 4
duty of reconciling these warring/
forces. A big job it is. ^
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They tell us that King Albert of ,J
Belgium will soon visit the United !
States. We were under the impres-;*
.sion that our boys went overseas to *
doff the crowns of all European '
Kings. As for our part, we do not ^
feel inclined to "bow and scrape",'.
before any crowned ruler. 1^
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Many a faithful officer ever the t
country is making the supreme sac-ja
rifice at the hands of illicit distillers'f
in his efforts to uphold the majesty1]
of the law. Stand by the faithful
officer of the law. He may be fear
less, but needs your moral support.
The President is urging a maxi- j c
mum of population along every line j c
and yet gives sanction to shorter
hours of service, forgetting that one
cause of greatly reduced production,
industrially, is greatly reduced hours e
of work. j
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We congratulate the Yorkville IV
Enquirer upon the forward step it f
h?s taken, having installed a large, f
modern press that will make it easi-.t
er for this very excellent journal to
serve its large constituency. In
many respects The Advertiser re
gards the Enquirer as being first and
foremost in the ranks of weekly and
semi-weekly journalism in South
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Secretary Glass is insisting that
the way to fight high prices is with
patched clothes and the like. The
secretary is absolutely right.
Yes, Secretary Glass is altogether
correct but, although impertinent,
is it not also pertinent to ask if Mr.
Glass wears any half-soled pants
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Some Things One Never Hears:
A small boy say, "I'm glad school
A girl tell her lover, "I'm tired of
candy. You needn' bring me any
A farmer say, "Cotton is sellin'
for more than it's worth."
An auto demonstrator say, "This
car burns more gas than any other
car on the market."
A girl at a ball say, "It's too hot
A dry goods salesman say, "This
piece of goods will shrink and 'run'
to beat the band."
I An editor say, "Nothing in my
'sheet' can be relied upon."
A live stock dealer say "This
horse is older than he looks to be." j
A banker say, "You can overdraw j
your bank account whenever you
war t to."
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Military Company Needed.
For a number of years Edgefield
had a splendid military company.
The Edgefield Rifle Company was an
old organization, one in which the
people of the community took much j
pride two or three decades ago. j
There are reasons why this company
should be revived. In fact, we be- ?
lieve every county seat should have j
a military company. This seeming j
preparation for disturbance of the j
peace, a training of men in the use
of firearms, is a splendid means of
The war department has issued an
order to the adjutant general to or
ganize another battalion of 4 com
panies, the minimum being (J5 men [
to the company. There should be no j
difficulty in enlisting men here for a,
military company. We have men '
fresh from active service and the ;
training camps who could easily
come together and organize a com- :
pany that would be a credit to the .
county and the State. The presence
of an armed body of men who could
be ready at an hour's notice to as
sist in law enforcement or in pre- ?
serving the peace would have a 1
wholesome effect upon the commu
nity and the county.
Brick Making Plant Needed.
Having aroused from its long \
sleep, the town of Edgefield has |
[Treater need for certain enterprises j
now than it has ever had. A building L
boom is on and will continue if!,
people can secure material with
which to build. Rough lumber has
more than doubled in price and mill
ed or 'finished material has advanced
nearly fourfold. The price of brick
nas advanced twenty-five per cent,
luring the past few months.
. Rough lumber for building can be
supplied by mills in the county and j
inished material must be had from
liants in the cities as heretofore, re- j
rardless of price and the prolonged .
ielay in securing it. But builders in t
Sdgefield and vicinity could be inde
jendent of brick manufacturers in
?earby cities who, we are inclined to
>elieve, are extorting higher prices |j
han conditions warrant. Good brick 1
:an be made right here in Edgefield. I
VII of the brick buildings that were L
?rected in Edgefield^after the first jg
rreat fire were built of brick made
if clay in the town limits. The sup-jj!
dy was not exhausted and the facil
ties for making brick are much bet
er now than was the old hand
nold process. We believe brick could
?e made at a profit in Edgefield at
?ut little more than half what city
nanufacturers are asking.
We need a Chamber of Commerce
o take up the matter of organizing j
. brick maunfacturing plant in Edge .
ield. There would be no letting up ^
n building activities, if our people
ould secure the necessary material
t anything like reasonable prices.
Jut when prices become prohibitive
luilding operations will cease, ex
ept in cases where the need for
onstruction work is imperative.
The board of county commission
rs will receive bids for the erection
f a steel bridge across Stevens
rek on the Ninety Six road near
leeting Street. The bridge is 120
eet in length, being three spans of
arty feet each. The right is reserved
a reject any and all bids.
R. N. BROADWATER,
Miss Sadie Mims Entertains.
On Tuesday evening, August 26,
Miss Sadie Minis entertained delight
fully with a "military party" Every
?c-ne wa? in t -e soldier spirit and the
"red, white and blue" was fluttering
.everywhere. The soldiers have learn
!ed how to live uncomfortably and
? now they are able to enjoy more
The contest consisted of a series
of questions about the great battles,
camps and generals and all the
guests, even the most learned ones,
?found that the war had taught them
a great deal.
At the conclusion of the contest,
it was found that Mis- Mamie Dun
ovant and Major W A. Collett held
the highest honors and were present
ed with a box of patriotic stationery,
while Mrs. Arthur Childress and Mr.
?R. T. Hill fell heir to the booby, a
red, and white and blue box of
A large tent, "general headquar
ters," was situated in the yard with
a large flag near. Physical examina
tions, issuing of guns, camp singing
?and bugle calls completed the mili
Every camp has its canteen ser
vice and so had this one, at which
delightful fruit punch was served,
by a. Red Cross canteen girl.
Everyone was tagged, not with an
ofheer's bar, few of them. were that
commanding, but only a little sou
venir bearing the name of "Sunder
land," the name of Miss Minis' sun
ny home. The guests needed no re
minder of the occasion.
Some of the young ladies who
brightened the camp scene were
Miss Bessie Dunovant, who presided
very hospitably at the Red Cross
Canteen, Miss Kate Minis, who rep
resented Liberty, Miss Mary Nichol
son who personified Peace and Miss
Sarah Ready who was dressed as
Miss Columbia. These accompanied
the guests about the lawn which was
electrically lighted. The whole place
was aglow with light and color and
was beautiful enough to have been
prepared for a peace celebration.
To strengthen the tired army af
ter its strenuous camp life, delicious
red and white cream and cake were
served and enjoyed. At the sound of
'"Taps," after the lowering of the
flag and the singing of the Star
Spangled Banner, the . triumphant
and victorious army tramped home
ward to the tune of lasting joys and
sweet memories of martial airs.
Linen Shower for Miss Marian
Miss Nelle Braxton Jones enter
tained delightfully on Tuesday afr
ternoon for Miss Marian Bailey
whose approaching marriage is mak
ing her the center of interest and at
The spacious hall and drawing
rooms were artistically arranged i
with decorations of yellow golden-1
rod. The guests were giVen tiny gold
bells at the door, being greeted by
Mesdames N. M. Jones, VV. Lou
ind B. B. Jones.
In tiie receiving line were Miss
Marian Bailey, Miss Martha Boozer (
>f Columbia and Mrs. E. C. Bailey.
JSach guest was given a tiny card
tied with yellow ribbon on which was
irranged the program, for the after
?oon. The first number was an ap
propriate violin solo, "Love Dreams"
>y Miss R?sela Parker. Miss Ruth
["ompkins sang "The Light in Your
Zyes." Little Miss Elizabeth Bailey
n a dainty pink costume danced to
he delight and pleasure of the ad
niring assembly. The next number,
injoyed by all, was a dance, "The
?low Worm" by Miss Ruth Tomp
:ins, wearing a costume of silver and
fray. The last number of this inter
ning part tf the afternoon was per
ormed by .'liss Mary Cantelou when
he presented to the bride, after
howing it to the guests, a souvenir
took filled with tiny recipe books
ied together with yellow streamers.
^ little poem about the booklets add
d to the charm of their presenta
Then came the climax when the
hewer, not an April shower, came,
onsisting of handsome presents of
?nen of all designs and very useful,
ndeed, the presents were so many
hat the guests were admiring them
or many minutes as Miss 'Bailey
ook them from the large box.
When this part of the entertain
lent had been finished, a delicious
alad course with iced tea was serv
The gracious hostesses and their
opular guest of honor bade good
ye to a host of Edgefield's young
romen who had enjoyed a most de
ghtful afternoon and in their
oarts heartily Congratulated Mr.
'hompson of Timmonsville who is '
lie favored groom.
LOST: A gold brooch at or near j 1
ie station at Trenton on August 21. ;
inder will please erturn to W. W. j I
[iller at Trenton Bank and receive; I
j ward. IL
You Can Now See
Our New Fall Goods on Display
And a word to the wise: It would be a good idea to come early and
have your wants supplied, as there doesn't seem any possible chance of
goods coming down soon-in fact they are advancing daily in most lines,
such as silks, woolens, and leather and cotton goods.
In the Clothing Department
we can show you coat suits and cloaks in the latest styles and colors, fur
and braid trimmed. Dresses trimmed in braid.
In the Hat Department
3'ou will find us well supplied, and in a position to
fill your wants in style, shape, color and material.
In the Shoe Department
We have just received a shipment of G. Edwin Smith and Midlan shoes.
Don't need any introduction. We have them in black, tan and fav/n
colors in high and low heel. In response to numerous calls for men's fine
dress shoes we have added a small stock of men's fine shoes in the Manss
Owens line, and you will find that this is one of the best shoes you can
get for the money, as not a pair of these shoes are marked over $10.00.
This is a saving for the man who is looking for a good shoe, and wants
his money's worth.
Come in and see the new goods. They are arriving daily, and it will pay you to keep in touch
with us. We are in business to make a fair profit and not to profiteer. If all our customers
could only go to market and see what goods cost, and know what expenses and transportation
rates were, they would soon find out that the Southern merchant has little chance to profiteer.
GIVE US A CHANCE TO SERVE YOU
The Corner Store
A FEW CHOICE SELECTIONS OF
0FFiiED DAVIS REALTY COMPANY
No. 2133 141 Acres $80.00 Per Acre
141 acres of sand-clay land lying just V/4, miles
out from the centre of town- Very convenient to school
and churches, and is ideal for subdivision or a farm as
the Dixie Highway will run thru part of it More than
100 acres in cultivation and 12 acres in pasture fenced
with woven wire, and 30 acres woodland. Three tenant
houses, two wells and a live stream. The place rents
for 5,000 pounds lint cotton. This a No. 1 bargain for
somebody. $80-00 per acre- A fine place to build "in the
No. 2184 134 Acres $135 00 Per Acre
134 acres sand and clay land 2 miles from Tren
ton on the road to Johnston. 85 acres in cultivation, 6
in pasture fenced with woven and barbed wire, and
35 in woodland. Nearly new 9 room house, and 3 ten
ant houses of three and four rooms each, with barns at
each house, and cotton house- 3 wells and running wa
ter in pasture. 2 acres of asparagus 5 years old. Very
profitable. Price $135 00 per acre
No. 2204 56 Acres Price $2750.00
56 acres of gray land, 10 miles from Edgefield on
the new-cut road- About 30 acres in cultivation, and
small pasture fenced with barbed wire- 15 to 20 acres
in woodland. Good, nearly new five room dwelling,
barn and shop. A good small farm. Price $2750-00
No- 2214 House and Lot $7,000.00
The Porter Hotel property, a two story house with
14 rooms, 2 halls and 2 porches on the front, and two
cellars under the house- Fire place, heater and elec
tric lights in each room. The house is partly plastered
and partly ceiled inside, and is located within a block
.of the Court House, and 5 blocks from the City High
School. The lot has a frontage of about 90 feet and
250 feet deep with a fine garden in the back part of
the lot- A splendid residence or boarding house prop
osition. The household and kitchen furniture will be
sold also, if desired. Price for house and lot, $7,000 00.
No. 2217 247 Acres $30 00 Per Acre
247 acres of gray-slate land in the vicinity of Cle
ora, ll miles from Edgefield, lV? miles to school and
4 miles to church. 100 acres in cultivation, 25 in pas
ture-woven wire fence-and the balance in wood
land. One four room house and a tenant house, large
and small barn, and other outbuildings- Well, spring
and stream.. A good lot of> timber. Price $30 per acre
DAVIS REALTY COMPANY Byl^gTE