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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
ished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, March 24.
With Senator Newberry, "the
paths of glory lead to the peniten
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Edgefield county has one automo
bile to every 31 person?. That's going
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Mr. Ford had money, too, but he
does not use it for so base a purpose
as buying high office.
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The Board of Commerce is ever
alert and active. This body of deter
mined business and professional men
will accomplish something for Edge
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The Board o* Commerce must look
?to the establishing of a landing field
near Edgefield for airships. It is a
necessary adjunct of the Dixie High
way Hotel. '
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The Advertiser hopes the sight of
the airship in Edgefield?s atmosphere
Monday did not give any of our peo
ple the "airship-fever." Some of them
are "high-flyers" enough now.
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They tell us that automobiles are
going higher and higher on account
of* the increasing demand. But there
would be no increase in price, if only
those who are able purchased auto
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Don't you know that Atlanta is
green with envy because Ty Cobb,
the world's greatest ball player, was
not born in that city instead of Au
' gusta? His salary is larger than that
o ffcbe governor of any State.
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' Another -unmistakable evidence
, that the war closed prematurely is
that Turkey is still on the map. It
was hoped while the conflict was rag
ing that the post-war map of the
world would be Turkeyless. But, un
fortunately^ not so.
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However much he should be speed
ily incarcerated, we opine that Sena
tor Newberry is a long way from the
prison bars. A man who can com
mand the means to buy a seat in the
United States senat? can buy legal
talent that will keep his case in the
.courts many moons.
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The Hon. William Howard Taft
has arrived in Augusta for a stay of
two weeks. If this country is to go
Republican, The Advertiser would
like to see Mr. Taft in the White
House again. He has always been a
friend of the So"uth, certainly as loyal
a friend as his party would permit
him to be.
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Lasting Debt of Gratitude.
Tt was said by some unthinking
person in the long ago that "Corpora
tions have no souls." But over and
over again it has been proven that
corporations, reflecting character and
quality of the men at their head, are
generous and public-spirited-much
more so than many individuals. The
Addison Mills easily belong to this
class, for this corpoation has proven
to the people of Edgefield that it is
not narrow, sordid and selfish. It is
willing to spend and be spent for the
good of the entire community.
Not many months ago Mr. T. A.
Hightower, the very capable and pop
ular superintendent of the mill, sav
ed a large number of bales of cotton,
and possibly the depot, from destruc
tion by fire. He called out his fire
.company and lengthened the hose so
as to reach and extinguish the burn
ing cotton cn the platform near the
depot. He did this cheerfully and
Early yesterday morning the fire,
which at one time threatened the de
struction of nearly half of the busi
ness property of the town, was con
fined to the buildings in which it
.originated by these same accommo
dating firemen and these same mute
but friendly hose that threw water
upon the maddened flames from the
mill hydrant nearest to the town. It
was conceded by the hundreds of
people present that the^Adidson Mills
^saved the day for Edgefield. It was
impossible to save from destruction
the buildings in which the fire started
but the steady stream of water kept
ic from spreading to a near by build
Edgefield owes a lasting debt of
gratitude to the Addison Mills, "a
corporation with a soul."
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Day of Demagogue Has Passed.
While South Carolina's illiteracy
record is highly discreditable, yet
there is no denying the fact that the
masses of the people of South Caro
lina grow more and more intelligent
with each passing year. Not many
'years ago a large portion of our cit-:
izenship was an easy prey of the dem
agogue but under the new order of
things,, brought about largely by the
increased intelligence of the rank and
file of South Carolina's citizenship,
men of the demagogic type do not
meet with1 sufficient encouragement
to announce for public office.
It is encouraging to see what man
ner of men are announcing their can
didacy, as well as those whose possi
ble candidacy is being spoken of.
Mr. Wilson G. Harvey, a promi
nent banker and business man of
Charleston, will be a candidate for
the office of lieutenant-governor, and
Mr. George Warren, a young lawyer
of Hampton, will be a candidate for
the office of United State senator.
Mr. Marchant of Orangeburg, one of
the heroes of the recent war, will be
a candidate for the office of adjutant
and inspector general. When men of
this type enter the political arena it
indicates a new order of things. It in
dicates a marked improvement in po
litical conditions in South Carolina,
and encourages .us to believe that the
day of the demagogue has passed in
South Carolina. May it 'be so!
The Advertiser extends sincere
congratulations to the young bride
and groom of Rehoboth. Sunday af
ternoon Mr. Clyde Corley and Miss
Margaret Callison were married at
the Baptist parsonage in Greenwood.
Miss Callison is teaching the Reho
both school and Mr. Corley accom
panied her to her home in Greenwood
for the week-end and they were mar
ried while there. Their nuptials were
a great supprise to their friends.
Both of these young people bear
greatly honored old Edgefield names,
their ancestors having a prominent
part in the making of history for
Edgefield county. For the present
they will make their home with Mr.
Corley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
Tribute to Bruce Timmerman.
On March 11th, Mr. Bruce Tim
merman left his earthly home to take
up his abode in "mansions not made
with hands, eternal in heaven."
His beautiful Christian spirit and
his submission to his situation, phy
sically, was beautiful to behold.
All that knowing physicians could
do, all that loving father, mother, sis
ter, brothers and a devoted kinship,
with a large number of neighbors and
devoted friends' service was lovingly
"But, he saw a hand we could not see
Which 'beckoned him away;
He heard a voice we could not hear
Which would not let him stay."
His precious body was laid to rest
in the Red Oak Grove cemetery
among ferns and flowers that were
placed on his grave-where the soul I
of the noble, gentle, kind Christian
young man finds the city of God with
gates ajar and a welcome from the
Father and His angels.
MRS. A. B. YOUNG, I
Modoc, S. C.
For Quick Acceptance.
Galvanized Roofing at $8.50 per
square, except 10 and 12 feet lengths
which are 10 cents higher. This is
cheaper than factory prices. Galvan
ized shingles on hand. A car of press
ed bick to arrive this week.
E. S. JOHNSON.
FOR SALE: 5 farm mules and a
horse, 40 bushels seed sweet pota
A. A. CHEATHAM.
Capital and Surplus Prof
Total Resources Over -
SAFETY AND SER^
OFFER TO 1
Open your account with UH I
pavings in one of our Intel
Lock boxes for rent in wi
All business matters referred
handled. We Solicit Your Bi
Lynch Drug Company and
Daitch Dry Goods Store
Tuesday morning about 6 o'clock
the watchman discovered a flame in
?the Lynch Drug store and the alarm
was given at once. The fire made
,such rapid headway, however, that it
was impossible to save any of the
stock or building. The'flames spread
to the store adjoining the Lynch
store which was occupied by Abram
Daitch, as a dry goods establishment,
and the store of W. W. Adams and
j Company, just across ? narrow alley
?from the Daitch store, would have
?burned had it not been for water
j thrown upon the flames with the aid
?of the long hose from the Addison
; Mills. Had this latter building burned
the flames would have spread un
checked through half of the business
portion of the town.
The two stores that were burned
were owned by Mrs. Kate Lynch ?nd
were insured for $12,000. W. C.
?Lynch had the stock of drugs and
i fancy groceries insured for $5,000.
N toany of the stock was saved. Mr.
Daitch carried a stock variously es
timated from $35,000 to $40,000, up
on which he carried $18,000 insur
ance. He saved merchandise to the
j amount of about $3,000 but this was
j The origin of the fire is unknown.
Those who left the store last on clos
ing the night before took every pre
caution to see that there was no dan
!ger of fire from'the stove. Possibly
I rats and matches caused the con
Card of Thanks.
We take this occasion to express
our appreciation to those who ren- '
dered such valuable service in their
efforts to extinguish the fire and
save our property Tuesday morning, j
when a large portion of the.town was j
threatened with destruction. We de
sire to state that we expect to re
open our business at an early date in
temporary quarters and will use our
best endeavor to merit the patronage
of the people as we have in the past.
W. E. LYNCH & CO.
LOST: Brand new Brunswick j
31x4 casing inner tube and rim off
of back of my car on night of March
24. Reward for information.
J. G. EDWARDS.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To AH Whom These Present? May
Whereas, T. J. Briggs has made,
application unto this court for final
discharge as Administrator in re the
?estate of Dr. Wm. T. Briggs, late of
?Edgefield County, S. C., deceased, on
this the 27th day of February 1920.
These are Therefore to cite any
and all kindred, creditors or parties
I interested to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court House
South Carolina, on the 3rd day of
April 1920 at ll o'clock a. m., why
said order of discharge should not be
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
In pursuance of the resolution of
the Board of Directors of the Bank
of Trenton, that it is advisable to in
crease the capital stock of said bank
from twenty-five thousand to fifty
thousand dollars, the stockholders of
said bank are hereby notified and re
quested to appear at said bank either
in person or by proxy at Four o'clock
p. m. on April 7tk, 1920 for the pur
pose of considernig the advisability
I of adopting the resolutions of the
said Board of Directors.
J. F. BETTIS
A. S. J. MILLER
B. B. BOUKNIGHT
3. R. TILLMAN
ANDREW C. YONCE
J. M. VANN
W. W. MILLER
J. M. LONG
Did you know that we will equip
your Ford with Shock Absorbers and
guarantee them to give satisfaction
YONCE & MOONEY.
IELD, S. C.
its - - - $135,000.00
- - - - $800,000.00
/ICE IS WHAT WE
"or the year 1P20. Invest your
est Bearing er ti fi ca tes of
lich to keep your valuable pa
I to us pleasantly and carefully
Events Are Near
Are you going to follow Fashions' trend in look
ing the part when they arrive? On March 21st, the sun
crosses the equator on it's northward march, ushering
v in Spring. On April 4th, the glorious day on which
Christ arose from the dead. On this day it has been the
custom to show our joy that Christ rose from.the dead
after suffering death in redemption of our sins, and on
this day it has also been our custom to wear our "Sun
day Best," and always will belong as Christianity ex
ists, which will be as long as the earth exists.
If you haven't made your Easter purchase, why
not come in and let us show you through out stock,
wherein you will find a great many items at last year's
price, which will be a real saving to you in these days
of the "Hi" Cost of Living.
We are wdl stocked in Dresses, Coat Suits, Skirts,
Hats, Shirt Waists, Underwear, Dress Goods, Nains
ooks (colored and white), also Voiles, Percales, Ging
hams, Madras, Linen Suiting. Nearly every piece of
cloth that we have in stock has advanced from 15c to
$1.50 per yard, a close inspection of our prices will
Oxfords, Pumps and Hosiery-a complete line of
these here for your inspection-and a chick line of
Children's Dress Ankle Pumps.
The Corner Store
This is the last advertisement I am going to spend
money for this season.
First, the Titan Boll Weevil Sprayer, the first and
only Two-Row Hand Sprayer on the market for dis
tributing Calcium Arsenate on cotton for destruction
of the boll weevil. This two-row gun is easily used
and will get them. The gun costs twenty dollars
complele. The calcium arsenate powder costs thirty
cents per pound. Two hundred pounds will treat
ten acres with three applications. The gun is easy
to operate. Just buckle it around your body and
turn the crank. People had better turn the crank of
this machine in July and August instead of Ford
machines, and it' they don't by September they
might not be able to turn the crank on Fords or any
Now just a word about Feed and Flour, Baggi?g and Ties,
Meat and Lard.
Now digest what I say as you read it. All this class of stuff
is high and 'tis not going to be any cheaper as long as labor
continues* to stay high like it is. Everything in the grocery
line is.going higher. Stuff isa great deal higher to-day than it
was fifteen days ago.
I have here and rolling about 5,000 bushels good No. 2 corn,
5,000 bushels red and white corn, six cars of hay, three cars of
Hour rolling this way.
I ha,ve got Purina, Como and Sngarine mills accounts exclu
sively for Edgefield and Saluda counties. Any one that is famil
iar with feed will tell you that these are three of the best mills
in the United States. I have a car of feed from each of these
mills rolling. Car of meal. Just arrived plenty of lard, pure
and compound. Meat, rib and plate.
I have got here and rolling 630,000 worth of stuff. Get
your money, truck or wagon together and come on and get it.
If you don't ?t will oost you more money later. I told'you
some time age to buy your automobile tires. Now they will
cost you 20 per cent more, but that doesn't matter much if
none of us could get them, but if you do buy get the Big "S"
and roll to success.
I have a thousand rolls of two and three pound bagging aDcf
1500 bundles whole rebundled ties. If you want them and will
call my attention to it when you see me, 1 will book you some
for September delivery. I am not going to bother you much
about the bagging and ties, because what little I have I can get
more money for them later. Now if you don't want to book
ten rolls or more and fifteen bundles of ties please don't men
tion it to me, because that is as small amount as I would write
an order for, and all other orders for smalt, amounts go to the
store as there is a man down there that will seil you. 1 sell
only to merchants in wholesale lots and haven't time to stop
and talk OD the streets about small amounts.
S. F. LOGAN, Edgefield, S. C.