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J. L. MI?V?S,_Editor.
Published every Wednesday in The
Advertiser Building at $2.00 per year
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tho postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Wednesday, September 3.
A sign . never seen in Edgefield :
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The demagogue has had his day in
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Get busy and stop talking about
the high cost of living.
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When a fellow hears the price of
some fall goods he needs a shock ab
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Young man, fit yourself for a big
job in life. There are more big jobs
than big men to fill them.
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What's your plan for op ung
the railroads? Everybody else has I
a sure-to-work plan of his own.
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It is easier to "cut a garment ac-,
cording' to the cloth" than it is to ad-1
just one's appetite to a mid-summer
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The rash statements of Go vernor
Catts of Florida sometimes leads one
to believe that he is something of a
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Don't throw brickbats at the
neighbor's cats anymore. They cost
too much. Better throw a pitcher,
vase, or a piece of cut-glass. |
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Figures say cotton has improved
the last report, but the farmers
say not. Although "figures never
lie," we are inclined to believe the
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When a fellow sells his home for a '
big profit he feels mighty big until \
he finds out what a big profit he
must pay the other fellow when he
buys again. ' j
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If it were not for putting so many |
dollar$ in hat$, Shoe$, clothe$, '
$teak, chop$, groceries and gaso
line, one could put more money in
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"Give 'em bricks." We mean let's
supply prospective Edgefield build
ers with home-made brick, so that
all building operations will go for
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Men's fashions are becoming as |
freakish as feminine fancies. Dur
ing the summer men wore their belts
beneath their coats but according to
fall fashion plates, belts will be worn '
around the waist over the coat.
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The people want the cost of trans- j
portution to go down and railroad
employees want wages to gi- up.
Congress is charged with the heavy
duty of reconciling these warring,
forces. A big job it is. i
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They tell us that King Albert of
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 I
Kings. As for our parc, we do not
feel inclined to "bow and scrape" '
before any crowned ruler.
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Many a faithful officer over the
country is making the supreme sac- j
rifice at the hands of illicit distillers !
in his efforts to uphold the majesty ?
of the law. Stand by the faithful
officer of the law. He may be fear
less, but needs your moral support.
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The President is urging a maxi
mum of population along every line
and yet gives sanction to shorter
hours of service, forgetting that one
cause of greatly reduced production,
industrially, is greatly reduced hours
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We congratulate the Yorkville
Enquirer upon the forward step it
has taken, having installed a large,
modern press that will make it easi
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 light.
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't bring me any
A farmer say, "Cotton is sellin'
for more than it's worth."
I 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."
A banker say, "You can overdraw
your bank account whenever you
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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
pride two or three decades ago.
There are reasons why this company
should be revived. In fact, we be
lieve every c -nty seat should have
a military upany. This seeming
preparation for disturbance of the
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 (35 men
to the company. There should be no
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 org-"ize a com
pany that would be a redit 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
wholesome effect upon the commu
nity and the county.
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Brick Making Plant Needed.
Having aroused from its long
sleep, the town of Edgefield has
greater need for certain enterprises
now than it has ever had. A building
boom is on and will continu: if
people can secure material
which to build. Rough lumber has
more than doubled in price and mill
ed or 'finished material has advanced
nearlv fourfold. The price of brick
has advanced twenty-five per cent,
during the past few months.
. Rough lumber for building can be
supplied by mills in the county and
finished material must be had from
plants in the cities as heretofore, re
gardless of price and the prolonged
delay in securing it. But builders in
Edgefield and vicinity could be inde
pendent of brick manufactui'ers in
nearby cities who, we are inclined to
believe, are extorting higher prices
than conditions warrant. Good brick
can be made right here in Edgefield.
All of the brick buildings that were
erected in Edgefield ^after the first
great fire were built of brick made
of clay in the town limits. The sup
ply was not exhausted and the facil
ities for making brick are much bet
ter now than was the old hand
mold process. We believe brick could
be made at a profit in Edgefield at
but little more than half what city
manufacturers are asking.
We need a Chamber of Commerce
to take up the matter of organizing
a brick maunfacturing plant in Edge
field. There would be no letting up
in building activities, if our people
could secure the necessary material
at anything like reasonable prices.
But when prices become prohibitive
building operatioi will cease, ex
cept in cases where the need for
construction work is imperative.
The board of county commission
ers will receive bids for the erection
of a steel bridge across Stevens
Crek on the Ninety Six road near
Meeting Street. The bridge is 120
feet in length, being three spans of
forty feet each. The right is reserved
to reject any and all bids.
R. N. BROADWATER,
j Miss Sadie Mims Entertains.
j On Tuesday evening, August 26,
!Miss Sadie Minis entertained delight
fully with a "military party" Every
one was in the soldier spirit and the
"red, white and blue" was fluttering
everywhere. The soldiers have learn
ed how to live uncomfortably and
jnow 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 Miss Mamie Dun
'ovant and Major W A. Collett held
I the highest honors and were present
ed with a box of patriotic stationery,
(while Mrs. Arthur Childrcss 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 ?uted in the yard with
a large ' .ear. Physical examina
tions, ' .ig of guns, camp singing
and ,te 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
officer'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 Mims, who rep
resented Liberty, Miss Mary Nichol
son who personified Peace and Miss
\ Sarah Ready who was dressed as
I Miss Columbia. These accompanied
J the guests about the lawn which was
electrically lighted. The whole place
Iwas 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
I served and enjoyed. At the sound of
j''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
Ifained 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 arrangsd
with decorations of yellow golden
rod. The guests were given tiny gold
.bells at the door, being greeted by
Mesdames N. M. Jones, W. E. Lott
and B. B. Jones.
In the receiving line were Miss
Marian Bailey, Miss Martha Boozer
?of Columbia and Mrs. E. C. Bailey.
vEach guest was given a tiny card
j tied with yellow ribbon on which was
.arranged the program, for the after
jnoon. The first number was an ap
propriate violin solo, "Love Dreams"
I by Miss R?sela Parker. Miss Ruth
.Tompkins sang "The Light in Your
?Eves." Little Miss Elizabeth Bailey
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lin a dainty pink costume danced to
the delight and pleasure of the ad
; miring assembly. The next number,
?enjoyed by all, was a dance, "The
i Glow Worm" by Miss Ruth Tvmp
'kins, wearing a costume of silver and
gray. The last number of this inter
jesting part of che afternoon was per
formed by Hiss Mary Cantelou when
she presented to the bride, after
showing it to the guests, a souvenir
book filled with tiny recipe books
tied together with yellow streamers.
A little poem about the booklets add
led to the charm of their presenta
Then came the climax when the
shower, not an April shower, came,
consisting of handsome presents of
linen of all designs and very useful.
Indeed, the presents were so many
that the guests were admiring them
for many minutes as Miss Bailey
took "them from the large box.
When this part of the entertain
ment had been finished, a delicious
salad course with iced tea was serv
The gracious hostesses and their
popular guest of honor bade good
bye to a host of Edgefield's young
women who had enjoyed a most de
lightful afternoon and in their
hearts heartily Congratulated Mr.
Thompson of Timmonsville who is
the favored groom.
LOST: A gold brooch at or near
the station at Trenton on August 21.
Finder will please erturn to W. W.
Miller at Trenton Bank and receive
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 tact 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
you 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 fawn
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
0FrBE?ED DA VIS REALTY COMPANY
No. 2133 141 Acres $80.00 Per Acre
141 acres of sand-clay land lying just IVi 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 bu?ld "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 gai den in the back part of
the lot A splendid residence o" 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, \y% miles to school and
4 miles to church. 100 acres in cultivation, 25 in p?s
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