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J. L. MIMS,_.-Editor.
Published every Wednesday in
The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be pub
lished unless accompanied b? the
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olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, November 19.
No hotel spells no town. A good ho
tel contributes to the making of a
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Some men are "sponging" upon
Edgefield-taking ir. everything and
giving little or nothing.
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The four doctors who have formed
a .professional co-partnership in a
near-by town should be able to heal
a man cap-a-pie.
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Pershing says the Thirtieth did it
-broke the Hindenburg line, and he j
is the court of highest resort.
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If Edgefield fails to have a com
modious hotel, it will be because a
few citizens failed to do their duty. '
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'The Alabama, moonshiners who,
seized several officers and are hold
ing them for ransom have compound
. ed their crime.
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The paterfamilias who has his
bunkers full of coal now realizes
that it pays to practice preparedness.
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The very sharp advance in candy
is said to cause some of the young
swains to think much upon the "high
cost of loving."
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The high cost of printing is caus- j
ing the average publisher to lose
more sleep than the high cost of liv
* * * *
Instead of heralding the fact that
a cold wave is coming, it would be
much more welcome news to say a
coal wave is headed this way.
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Print paper, the kind The Adver
tiser is printed on, is keeping pace
with cotton, the price being now
$150 per ton, plus the freight.
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Since the government has recent- ?
ly increased freight rates the man !
who "pays the freight" these days (
catches thunder and lightning.
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The Greenwood paper announces
that "the local military company will \
drill every night this week." Don't I
you wish Edgefield had a "local i
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Next to Edgefield's need for a
new hotel, is the need for more res-1
idences. A dozen houser could be
rented in Edgefield before tomorrow
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The estate of the late tobacco
king, R. J. Reynolds, has been ap
praised at more than seventeen mil
lions of dollars. Practically every
chewer and smoker of the weed in
the country has at some time contrib
uted to this fund.
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Ready Pistol Should Go.
Having outlawed the bottle, let's
.concentrate upon the pistol. While it
was outlawed years ago, yet we still
have the 'unlawful pistol with us.
There is geat need of a stronger pub
lic sentiment against carrying a con
cealed deadly weapon. The pistol will
go when the people decide that it
?shall go. The ready pistol has caused
the unwarranted shedding of human
blood times without number. It is
generally the cowardly, irresponsible
fellow who carries a pistol on his per
son. A truly brave man does not feel
the need of such protection, if lug
ging a pistol around with you be any
protection. Let's by word upon word
and line upon line create a sentiment
that will finally drive out the unlaw
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Are You a Good Citizen?
In an address before the New
York Chamber of Commerce some '
years ago, the late Col. Roosevelt \
gave utterance to these words: "The!
first requisite of a good citizen in
this republic of ours is that he shall
be able and willing to pull his own j
weight; that he shall not be a mere
passenger, but shall do his share in
the work that each generation of us '
finds ready to hand."
Now, the part you have taken in
promoting the proposed hotel for
Edgefield will test wlrether you are
a GOOD CITIZEN OR NOT. Are you
pulling your own weight or are you
lagging behind, doing as little as pos
sible, and letting some one else pull
his own share of thc load and yours
too? We have a score of citizens who
are ABLE but NOT WILLING to
PULL THEIR SHARE of the weight.
Better losen up and become public i
spirited rather than dwarf through |
more and more selfishness. Money j
that is hoarded for selfishends will)
in time-in the next generation, if
'not in this-burn the hoarding
hands. It will prove a curse rather
than a blessing.
Edgefield NEEDS A NEW HO
TEL. PROVE yourself to BE A
GOOD CITIZEN by PULLING
YOUR SHARE of the weight.
Letter From Rev. John Lake.
My long suffering correspondents
have had to put up with my from
bad-to-worse hand writing long
enough! It is twenty years and more i
since I owned and used a typewriter, !
and now I am having to learn all ;
over again, especially since the ma
chine I used to own is different from
the one a friend in the homeland has
recently sent me. My friends will
doubtless feel grateful to him as I
Wife and I were much interested
to learn from the home papers that
the editor of The Advertiser had :
been elected President of the Press '
Association, and she very much ap-1
preciated receiving some copies of
the Greenville papers. When I was
editing that little paper at Batesburg I
while teaching to fulfill my Citadel !
obligation, I was a member of the J
Press Association-and what a 1
change in the personnel of the or-1
ganization during the years that
have intervened! Makes ' a fellow
realize how the years are passing.
Fifteen years ago this week since I
left for China.
Thought you'd be interested in the
inclosed clippings from our Canton
English paper-English language,
but thoroughly Chinese in i$s man
agement and editorship, and Ameri
can in its sympathies, so far as for
eign matters go.
And now I've had to catch a train
-the Chinese kind, that bumps-so
I'll not write much on the train.
Lots of love from us to all the
friends "at home" and everywhere.
P. S. We are both just out of the
hospital, but are O. K. now.
The following article from the
Canton China Times has been receiv
ed by this office from Rev. John
China a Dumping Ground For
The enactment of a prohibition
law in the United States and Canada
will affect Asia, especially* China, I
much more than is generally thought:
of. China and other oriental coun
tries of the Pacific will come to be, if
it is not yet, the dumping ground of
much of the liquor from the United
States and Canada.
The breweries and liquor interests
of America are now sending men
throughout the Orient to look into
the possibilities of the business here.
In Canton there arrived the other
day a representative of the British
Columbia Distillery Company, Mr.
M. McCideel who is traveling through
out the Orient for that purpose.
Other representatives of the liquor
interests are also busy making con
nections in China and preparing for
the coming "boom.','
"The liquor trade possibilities in
China look good," remarked Mr. Mc
Cideel to a Canton Times reporter
when interviewed yesterday at the
Asia, Hotel. After visiting the city,
Mr. McCideel will go to Shanghai,
Tientsin, Peking and other cities and
then return to Vancouver, Canada.
His company will push their liquor
trade from northern Vladivostock
down to Calcutta. They specialize in
With regard to the extent the
American and Canadian liquor trade
is invading China may be gleaned
from the fact that that on all the lo
cal bars and hotels, the liquor that
predominates^ American made, es
pe .dy in the case of beer. Not
many weeks ago the steamship Vene
zuela, of the Pacific Mail, was dis
patched to the East with practically
no other cargo but wines champagne
and beer and other kinds of liquor,
as a result of prohibition in the
Another business contemplated by
the liquor interests in the establish
ment of bars throughout the Orient.
The bars will be outfitted so attrac
tively as to attract high class cus
tomers and will be backed by capital
A Crisis Reached, What Will
Old Edgefield Do?
At a joint meeting of the boards
of directors of the proposed new ho
tel and hospital, recently organized
for Edgefield, it was unan im -usly
agreed that SOMETHING MUST BE
DONE NOW or the NEW HOTEL
project will fall, and "great will be
There is no argument against the
fact that a hotel of modern design
and conveniences and of adequate
capacity will mean more toward the
future growth and development of
Edgefield than any other one thing,
I if not an IMPERATIVE NECESSI
There is no better way of adver
tising a good town than by the free
advertising done by the commercial
traveling men and the tourists, in
spired by good fare and hospitable
treatment at "a dandy good hotel."
; On the other hand, nothing causes
'more "kick" by these same free
?"boosters" than a "bum hotel/' or
NONE AT. ALL. Try to imagine, if
'you please, the dismay and disap
pointment experienced by the many
people who have come to our good
old town puring the past year or two
looking for a new place for business
of different kind, and looking for a
home or a farm and instead of a
hearty WELCOME TO EDGEFIELD
find NO ROOM for them even over
night. Many traveling men and tour
ists on the railroad, and over the new
DIXIE HIGHWAY, instead of selec
ting Edgefield to spend ?t good night,
or over Sunday, have actually figur
ed Edgefield out of their stopping
program. These are hard and lament
able facts. Edgefield is facing a stern
situation, and there is no way of
evading the issue that will uphold her
former honors, and glorious records
except by awaking to the reality and
each and everyone in the town and
surrounding country should do their
part and "go over the top" in sub
scribing for stock. This only, is be
coming to our Edgefield people when
they become thoroughly interested
and make up their minds to do a '
thing. This characteristic has been
quite noticeable to the writer during
the past sixteen months spent with :
you. There is no question as to the
success of this preposition when the
people become fully awake to the
meaning and necessity of it. And
NOW is the time to act. It is a LIVE
or DIE issue. YOU cannot afford to
NEGLECT this matter.
Edgefield has felt the thrill of a
REAL BOOM in recent month?*
which has had a little cold water
thrown upon it, for the time being,
by Mr. Boll Weevil and his folks,
but if only the people of this old
town and county would see the natur
al resources, and possibilities, espe
cially in fertile soils and congenial
climate, favorable for diversified
farming and live stock raising, as is
seen by the new comers from less fa
vored sections of the country, noth
ing could keep Edgfieeld county from
forging rapidly to the front ranks
of progress. In the past year a num
ber of new stores, garages, ware
houses and residences have been erec
ted, and are now under construction,
with the New Hotel, Hospital, Bank
and Water Works and Sewerage sys
tem and considerable road building
in the county in prospect for the
near future. Nothing will contribute
more to the progress, development
and general good of the town and
community than the New Hotel, with
the right management, and then the
other thing will follow-Edgefield
will, indeed, be a good place to live
To the business men and property
owners in and near Edgefield, there
is noth-'ng in my opinion, that will
pay larjer dividends in increased
business and enhanr values of
property in a gen- way than by
putting your mo: a the New Ho
Come alon:/ ..ow, one and all, put
your shoulder co'the wheel, and make
the NEW HOTEL a reality. There
will never be a better time for this
than now. May it be a perfect SUC
M. W. S.
Edgefield, S. C.,
November 18th, 1919.
FOR SALE: Five or six desirable
building lots. Apply to
G. V. CROUCH,
Edgefield, S. C.
Keep an eye on Edgefield. Watch
YONCE & MOONEY.
FOR SALE: A Ford Touring Car,
practically new. Apply to
H. H. SMITH, Jr.
and much newspaper and poster ad
vertising to make them popular.
Isn't this sad?
that we have had so far this fall means two things:
that we arp going to have some very cold weather or
that we will have a late spring, and it be best for all
for us to have some real cold weather in order to kill
off the boll weevil, which would be a blessing to our
farmers. But are you prepared for the cold spell if
it should come our way in such as Wool Blankets (a
shipment just received), Sweaters, Knit Caps, Under
wear, Hosiery and Wool Serges. On all orders sent
in for these goods, most are returned with the words:
"Sold up. Will have no more to offer." Better heed
the warning and get what you can while we have it
Have just received a shipment of Misses Cloaks,
and can save you money on them. Also, a shipment
of Moccasins and Soft Sole fine kid shoes for the baby
in the popular colors. We are well stocked in other
departments. Give us a-chance to serve you.
The Corner Store
No matter whether you come to
buy, meet a friena, or wait for a
car, y o? are welcome to our store
Prescriptions and Sick Room Supplies
Are Specialties of Ours
Always the first consideration in
the goods we carry in stock
If you cannot come to the store
We Deliver Goods Promptly
H. C. MITCHELL PHARMACY
Edgefield, South Carolina