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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 by the
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Res
olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, December 17.
Cupid has resumed activities in
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The fellow who will pay $20 per
quart is hard up for a drunk.
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Extravagance causes the cost of
living to mount higher and "higher.
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Your joy during the Christmas will
be in the same measure that you give
joy to others.
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People become easy victims of the
profiteer at the Christmas season. |
Don't lose your head altogether.
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Apples are high this season, like
everything else, but the quality is
good. No just kick can be made.
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This will be, as it should be, a dry
Christmas. Eggs are high and the
"neg," wherever it can be found, is
said to be higher still.
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Charleston has a new mayor but
we seriously question whether a ma-1
jority of the people of the staid old
city are proud of him.
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'Let us hope that all strikes will
have been settled by the New Year
and that capital and labor will again
be in hrmonious relations.
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Notwithstanding their majority in
the Senate and House, if the Repub
licans give President Wilson half a
chance he comes out on top.
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According to the way some young
?women appear on the streets, they
would appreciate a generous supply
..of paint for a Christmas present.
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Mayor Grace may flourish in Cnar
leston through a bolting policy but
he wouldn't have a following equal !
to a corporal's guard outside of the
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As a presidential possibility comes
into the limelight almost every day, '
.the Republicans will have consider
able weeding out to do in their con
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With the price ranging from five ,
to ten cents each, the application of
the old health rule, "an apple a dayjl
Will keep the doctor away," would J
break a fellow".
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The new mayor of Charleston may | ?
feel that he has won out, as the ex- ?<
pression goes, but he has lost infinite-11
ly more than had he suffered defeat '
at the ballot box. '
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It is a struggle to get enough mon- 1
ey to buy high-priced building mate- !
rial and then after you get the mon- J
.ey in hand it is a greater struggle 1
io find the material. 1
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It was alleged some months ago
that some saw mill proprietors in ^
Edgefield county were running gin '<
mills in connection as a side line. But i
it appears that the side line has been 1
cut out by them. '
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' The big, new hotel on the corner <
will be a large factor in making Edge 1
field's forward pace permanent. The :
Advertiser does not believe that 1
Edgefield will ever get back ir J.he
old rut again. Let's hope not.
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Real estate activities mean more
to the progress of a town than almost
anything else. Edgefield's period of
new life dates from the first auction
sale made here early last summer.
Prior to that time the old town slum
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Th* Old Year Passing.
Not many leaves of 1919 are left
unturned and then another Book of
time will be opened at Page One.
That all of us have made mistakes
during the past year goes without
saying. The regrettable part of it is
many of these mistakes cannot now
be corrected, but a wise man will
profit by the experiences of the past
and not make the same mistakes
again. Let us all resolve to be strong
er, nobler and more Christlike men
and women during the year that lies
before than we have been in the past,
making the Golden Rule our guide
in dealing with our fellow creatures.
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Money Plentiful in South Carolina.
With deposits in the State banks
of South Carolina amounting to
$150,000,000, not to mention the Na
tional banks, indicating that farmers
of this state are well armed in the
fight that is on against the boll wee
vil. Suppose the weevil had appeared
ed when a period of financial depres
sion, similar to that of 1914, was on,
farmers would have had great odds
against, them. Now everything is in
their favor. Those who have not the
cash for building pasture fences and
re-stocking their farms can easily ob
tain it from their local banks. The
wise farmer will not wait until he is
dealt a solar plexus blow by the wee
vil, but will diversify now while
everything is favorable to a change
of system of farming. Not many peo
ple thought they would live to see a
plethoric condition in the money
market in South Carolina, but it ap
pears now th?t such a condition is
not far ahead of us.
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Big Problem on Their Hands.
Kentucky distillers and former sa
loon proprietors are in more than a
peck of trouble. They have 38,000,
000 gallons of whiskey valued at
$400,000,000 wholesale, stored in
government warehouses and the on
ly avenue of disposing of it open to
them is that of exporting the fiery
fluid and that has to be done by Jan
uary 1G, the date fixed for constitu
tional prohibition. Even if they had
foreign orders now in hand, a suffi
cient number of vessels could not be
engaged to transport the liquor. It
now appears that these vampires,
otherwise known as whiskey mag
nates, will lose heavily. Well, they
will not actually lose so much, as the
first cost of the whiskey is nothing
like the price demanded, but they
will fail to realize their hundreds of
millions for the stuff. One can have
but little sympathy for them,
Antioch School Honor Roll for
Tenth Grade-Zola Walker, Dab
Seventh Grade-Mamie Brunson,
Mable Talbert, Eva Walker.
Sixth Grade- Sam Brunson.
Fifth Grade-Ruby Wood.
Fourth Grade-Fannie Hamilton.
Susan Walker, James Talbert.
Third Grade-John Graves.
Second Grade-Maggie Mae San
ders, Fred Wood, Sallie Mae Brun
First Grade-Ollie Holmes, Frank
Walker, Elizabeth Graves, Carlton
On account of scarlet fever in the
community the attendance has been
?mall for the second month. That is
the reason why the honor roll is so
IT'S FOOLISH TO SUFFER
When So Many Edgefield Peo
ple Are Pointing the Way Out.
You may be brave enough to stand
aackache or headache or dizziness.
But, if, in addition urination is dis
ordered, look out! If you don't try to
fix your sick kidneys, you may fall in
to the clutches of dangerous disease
aefore you know it. But, if you live
nore carefully and .help your kidneys
ivith Doan's Kidney Pills, you can
stop the pains you have and avoid
future danger as well. Don't experi
ment-use the remedy Edgefield peo
ple are publicly endorsing. Read this
Mrs. J. P. Samuels, 5 Battle Road,
Edgefield, says: "It was some years
igo that I used Doan's Kidney Pills
For the first time. At that time my
kidneys were giving me a lot of trou
ble. The worst complaint was with
my back; it felt stiff all the time. I
couldn't stoop over and dizzy spells
bothered m?e. My kidneys acted ir
regularly and caused me a great deal
of annoyance. Finally, I began to use
Doan's Kidney Pills and they prompt
ly relieved me of much trouble."
Price 60c, at ali dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mrs. Samuels had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
LOST: On last Sunday night, De
cember 14th, one black mare mule.
Strayed away from my home near
Monetta, S. C., R. F. D. 2. Finder will
please notify Gid Williams, above ad
dress and receive reward.
LOST: About three months ago, a
suit case between Edgefield and
Greenwood, marked, "G. W. T., Au
gusta, Ga." Finder will be rewarded
by returning same to A. D. Whiteley,
Manager Elks Club, Augusta, Ga.
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flu. so got a bus and went out to the
home of another son, J. C. Getzen,
who lives on a 40 acre grove just be
yond the city limits. Lakeland is a
thriving inland town in Polk County,
with paved roads all over the county.
They took us in a 60-mile auto trip
down near Atlantic coast. Roads are
so smooth it did not take us long.
Passed through Bartow, Ft. Meade,
Bowling Green, Wauchula, Zolfo and
Arcadia. Saw between Zolfo and Ar
cadia a herd of about 500 sheep. All
cattle run out on the range.
At Lakeland I watched a privately
owned airship go up for three even
ings and also come down. One could
take an hour's ride for $15.00. A
good many paid the price and came
back o. k., but I didn't care to take
We went to see another 40 acre
grove of Mr J. C. Getzen's near Bar
tow, which he had just paid $45,000
for last summer. Trees were loaded
with green fruit, and it doesn't turn
yellow until cold weather. We stop
p?d at the home of Rev. Entzminger,
who taught at Edgefield also at Plum
Branch. His mother was visiting'him.
Left Lakeland in an auto for
Clearwater, on the gulf. Passed
through Plant City, Tampa, Safety
Harbor, Oldsmar, Tarpon Spring and
Dunedin. We traveled over 300 miles
of the Dixie Highway, most of it
After our stay in Clearwater with
Mrs. Thomas Hamilton, a grand
daughter of Captain Getzen, we re
turned to Ft. White. Here we are on
the front piazza looking at the squir
rels running up and down the trees.
There are a variety of trees in the
yard, orange, pecan, palmetto, cam
phor, magnolia, banana, live oak,
etc. There is one live oak six feet in
I forgot to say while in LakelancL
that I hunted with my old friend, P.
B. Day. Found him quite busy get
ting two houses ready for tourists.
One was a 12-room house and the
other a 16-room house. P. B. said he
could plough all day yet. He had
been preparing land the week before
to set out a very large grove.
Now, my friend Jule, I have al
ready written more than I expected,
and am expecting Dr Adams' wife to
soon return home with us, so I'll say
to my friend in EdgefieJd county that
I have had quite a pleasant trip. I
have enjoyed better health, gained
six pounds. When asked where I am
from, said Edgefield county, South ;
With kindest regards to you and
family. I raise my hat to the old Ad
vertiser (which I have been reading
65 years) and bow to friends and
relatives of the whole blessed coun
J. B. ADAMS, SR.
Nothing could be more suitable as a
Christmas present than a nicely ?
titted pair of Kryptok or other style i
.of glasses. Call and let me explain j
a new plan by which the glasses can ?
be siven, and the examination made j
GEORGE F. MIMS !
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Very Desirable Real
Estate for Sale.
L. G. Qaarles-One six-roo m
house, barn and other buildings and
twentv acre? ot land, one ?ailes from j
Edgefield Courthouse on Dixie
Highway. Easy terms. ?
W. M. Loyd-One 5-room bouse
and. other buildings and eight acres !
of land one mile from Edgefield
Courthouse on Dixie Highway.
Mrs. M. A. Dorn-One 5-room
house on Adams street. A bargain.
A number of beautiful lots on
Addison and Church streets. We
? want you to look these over.
? EDGEFIELD REALTY AND
Edgefield, S. C.
The Advertiser $2.00 a year
Time is nearly here for all people to exchange good cheer, gifts and good
wishes, and good luck for the coming year. But to many people the purchase
of their Christmas present is a serious matter during these days the high cost of
living, or the cost of living high, as some people wish to express it, and is a
problem that has to be gone over in detail before all selections have been made.
We know well just what a big problem the Christmas shopper has in getting all
gifts together to make it a merry "Yuletide," and we have enumerated some
items here that will aid the perplexed shopper in making up their shopping list,
as one couldn't find a better time to make up a list than when they were at
home and had plenty of time to decide, with articles and prices to aid them.
Where prices are not mentioned we will be glad to show you anything you may
wish to see along those lines. It is impossible to print a price list of all small
items, especially during these days of changing prices.
Our prices, combined with the High Quality of the
goods, will prove a very agreeable surprise
to vou. Come in and be convinced
Men's Linen, 60c, 75e and 80c; Cam
bric, 30c;: Cotton, 10 and 15 cts.
Ladies' Linen, 25c, 40c and 50c; Cot
ton, 5c, 8e, 15c and 25c; Crepe de Chine,
30c; Jap Silk, 15c.
BLANKETS-All wool, $10.50 and $11.501
Cotton, $4.00 to $8.00.
Comforts-%3.75, $4 75 and $5.00.
Bed Spreads-$3.25 to $6.50.
Dresses, cloaks, skirts, coat suits and hats,
all at reduced prices.
Silk underskirts, $5.00 to $8.00, Cotton,
$1.75 to $3.50, all colors-Sateen.
A GIFT THAT IS A SAVING.
96-piece crockery set, $22.00 ; 56-piece set,
$15.00, gold band.
Salad bowls, meat platters, vases, jugs,
pitchers, cups and saucers, trays.
GIFTS FOR COMFORTS.
Showing latest styles and colors. Ladies',
children's, and babies' soft sole bed room
slippers, all colors, $2,35 to $2.75.
Men's shoes at reduced prices.
A GIFT THAT PLEASES.
Ladies' fine dress kid gloves, white, tan,
cardovan and field mouse, $2.30, $3.50
Driving gauntlet, tan and black, S3.50
and ?5.00. Undressed kids, silk, cham
ois, wool and cotton gloves, 25c to ?1.75.
A GIFT THAT ALWAYS COMES IN GOOD.
Hosiery, Burson's black, seam backed,
$2.28; black, all pure silk, ?5.50, gray
silk, ?2.00; cardovan silk, ?2.39, white,
?2.00; black S?K lisle, seam back, 85c;
brown silk lisle, seam back, 60o; white
silk lisle, seam back, 60e and 75; chil
dren's hose in brown, black and white,
30c to 85c; men's sox in tan and gray,
20c to ?1.50.
GIFTS THAT ARE KEEP-SAKES.
Jewelry, cut-class and sterling silver,
cameos, lavalliera, brooches, bar pins,
cuff buttons, acart pins, necklace chains,
solid gold, bon bon tubs, comforts, nut
dishes, vases,, carving sets, meat forks,
spoons, cake servers, gravy ladles.
Engraving work sent off for any one.
Gifts for the Outside Man.
Men's wool shirts, brown, ?2.50, going
at ?1.50; blue, ?1.50, going at ?1.15.
Heavy underwear at ?1.25 a garment.
Caps going at 75 cents.
GIFTS OF THE DAY.
Men's ties, best selection we've ever
shown, 60c, ?1.00 and ?1.50.
GIFTS WORTH GIVING.
Ladies', ?5.00 to ?12.00.
Children's, 85c to ?4.00.
Boys', ?1.25 to ?5.50.
Knit cap tams and scarfe, 30c to ?1.75.
Booties, 30o to 60. s
Men's outing night shirts at ?1.75'.
Values that can't be duplicated to-day for
the quality. See them. _&&?g
GIFTS THAT ARE USEFUL.
Hand bags and purses, 60c to ?4.50.
Fancy handle umbrellas, ?3.50 to ?6.00.
Bath mbes will soon be needed all the
more. Both ladies' and men's, ?5.00 to
A GIFT POR THE COOK.
a pattern cut out of outing, gingham,
percale or checked homespun.
Wall paper in stock or will or
der any design you may select.
FOR THE TOTS-A few toys,
story books und tea sets. The
best selection of dolls we have ever
carried, and here's hoping old
''Santa" will get around to see
them all, so "clean out the chim
neys, little ones."
OH, Boy! SOME GIFT!-Shirt
waists in crepe de chineTand
georgettes, various colors. Rus
sian blouses, $5.00 to $14.00.
Voiles and lawns, $1.50 to $4.75.
GIFTS ?GR DAILY USE.-Rib
bons and underwear. See the fan
cy work case, camisoles, teddies,
gowns, centre pieces, tatting gown
yokes, toilets sets, manicure sets,
writing sets, military brushes,
sterling silver, clothes brushes and
From the list above you can select a gift, big as the heart's desire, as a token
of remembrance to friends we greet maybe but once a year. Where else could
you choose from such a variety of beautiful and practical gifts as you can here.
Yours for Service,