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J. L. Ml MS._..Editor.
Published every Wednesday ir
The Advertiser Building at $2.00
per year in advance.
Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield S. C.
.No cummunications will be pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Card of Thanks, Obituaries, Res
olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesda3r, February 8.
Strong Endorsement of Prohibition.
Although actual facts as proven by
reliable statisticians do not bear out
such statements, yet one occasionally
hears and sees in print statements
to the* effect that conditions in this
country are no better under prohibi
tion than they were before the 18th
Amendment to the constitution was
E::-Governor John Gary Evans,
who recently returned from a six
months' sojourn in Europe had the
following to say in an interview in
Columbia yesterday, which :is a strong
endorsement, of prohibition in Ameri
"I come back to my country more
of a prohibitionist than I ever was. I
have seen so much of wine drinking
and whiskey drinking and beer drink
ing; so few persons who were ac
tually sober, so many evidences Of
degeneracy brought about by exces
sive' use of alcohol, that I feel like
commending our country because we
took alcohol, in hand before it had
gotten a death grip on our people.
"Not that you see many people in
Europe in the gutters dead drunk,
yet there are few who are sober at
* .any time. Day and night they are
under the influence of alcohol."
? * . .
With this issue, The Advertiser en
ters upon its 88th year. For eighty
seven years it has been making its
weekly visits into the homes of Edge
field county. Very few persons live
in the county who were born before
The Advertiser was founded. Our
subscription list contains the name of
one person who has been taking the
paper sixty-five years.
The unique record^of The Adver
tiser entitles it to the distinction of
being the oldest newspaper in the
State. During all the years of its ex
istence, The Advertiser has never dis
continued publication, not even dur
ing the Civil War, it has never chang
ed its name, nor has it ever consoli
dated with any other paper, maintain
ing its identity from the date of its
founding in February, 1835. Had
there been any banks in existence
here at the time, a person could have
walked into the office at Edgefield 87
years ago and made a check payable
to the Edgefield Advertiser, just as
can be done today. There is no other
paper now published in South Card*
lina of which this can be said.
For twenty years the writer has
been editor of The Advertiser and all
thc while we have endeavored to im
prove the paper, making it a tead- J
ily growing factor in the moral up- i
lift and material development of the
county. Although the cost of publish
ing a newspaper has more than
doubled during the past few years,
yet we have not permitted, The Ad
vertiser to suffer in quality. Although
Edgefield county, having been cut
to the bone in the formation of other
counties, is a very limited field, from
a newspaper standpoint, yet, without
intending to be boastful ,we point
with pride to,the fact that The Ad
vertiser compares favorably with
newspapers that are published in the
larger and wealthier counties.
It is our one increasing purpose
to make The Advertiser better and
better as the years go by.
Mr. Eugene F. Bates.
Edgefield, S. C., points her finger
of pride at her native son, Eugene
F. Bates. \
As 4f boy, Mr. Bates developed a
passion for speed, which was doubt
less inspired by watching the ox
teams of Edgefield dash impetuously
through that wide awake village. He
hailed with joyful chortlings the ad
vent of the automobile as an outlet
for the pent-up speed mania that
surged within him.
Coming to Greenville in the late
nineties, he was one of the' first to
purchase a stock of cars and. ere long
he was able to be seen whizzing mad
ly up and down the streets and high
ways, slaughtering dogs, cats and
chickens, and out running the franti
cally-pursuing speed-cops. It is said
of him that once on the Spsrtanburg
road he hit her up to fourteen knots
h hour before he could control him
Aside from this one weakness, Mr.
Bates is a man of no faults and manj
riends. He is a pioneer in the auto
nobile business here and has done
nuch for its development. A convinc
ng talker, and filled with enthusiasm
for his subject it it almost impossible
;o escape, once 'Gene Bates makes a
dead set at you. It has been said of
him thai: he could sell, a buggy to a
man who didn't own a horse. If he
should ever decide to open here? an
agency for the sale of flying ma
chines, he would have all of Green
ville "up in the air" within a few
weeks.-Greenville Civic and Com
W. O.. W. Oyster Supper.
Friday .night the members of the
Edgefield Camp, W. O. W., held their
annual oyster supper in their hall
iver the store of W. W. Adams &
Company. As each member was ac
corded the privilege of inviting a
lady, there was a large number of la
lies present. The" social half hour just
before the feast was served proved
to be a'very pleasant feature of the
occasion. About eight o'clock great
vessels of oysters, prepared under the
direction of Mr. A. A. Edmunds, who
knows how to serve the bivalves to
the king's taste, were brought in and
served on the long tables. The ar
rangement committee had provided
seats for everybody which greatly
added to the comfort of the more
than. 100 persons who partook of the
feast. Just as many were taking their
last sip of coffee and others were
lighting cigars, Mr. W. A .Strom, as
toastmaster, presented the speakers
of the occasion. Rev. G. W. M. Tay
lor was called upon to welcome the
ladies, which he did in a most gra
cious manner, Rev. A. T. Allen appro
priately responding on behalf of the
ladies. The others who spoke were
Mr. J. Wm. Thurmond, Mr. W. W.
Fuller, Mr. J. L. Mims, Mr. T. A.
Hightower, Mr. M. H. Deal and Mr.
W. S. G. Heaath, who recited the sub
joined original verses which were
These social occasions are not only
very pleasant but afford an oppor
tunity for neighbors and friends to
come together for a social hour which
brings their lives into closer and
more sympathetic contact. Would
that oyster feasts were quarterly, in
stead of annual occasions.
The following were the original
verses by Mr. Heath:
Here's to the home town, Edgefield,
The spot I love best,
Where skies are blue and friends are
And if yoti are sad they comfort you,
And when I finish my little stay,
When my life's work is through,
When God say come, I have a home
Preparad up her for you,'
Then let me go from this little spot,
Straight through the azure dome.
It will not be much of a change you
To heaven from home and friends
V/AN TED: Salesman with car ca
pable of earning $150.00 per week
land able to manage salesmen in this
district. 10,000 mile cord tires at
lowest price. This is a rare opportu
nity for a producer.
SMITH ONE HEAT SYSTEM,
HOG S. Michigria Ave.,
FOR SALE: Nice, gentle 800
pound, six-year-old pony, will work
anywhere, $75; nice three-year-old
mule, $125; nice three-year-old horse
shows extra style, $125. Pure Poland
China beauties four months old
breeders, 2 sows and six boars, $8
each. Can be seen at my farm.
S. B. MARSH,
2-l-3tpd s Trenton, S. C.
? AH S HO TAL KEP UP
T' DE OLE 'OMAN LAS'
NIGHT -SHE POUKED HOT
AXLE-GREASE, ON MAH
CAWNS T' CYORE 'EM
EN NEAH BOUT SOT ME
Copyright 1921 b) McClure Newspaper Syndicat*
Iii PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Boys and Girls Who Did Such Pine
Work Last Year Soon Will Be
School boys and girls in all parts of
this State are reorganizing the sav
ings societies which did such excellent
work last session, and it is believed
that even better records will be made
duriiig this school year. In the nine
months of the 1919-1920 session more
than $2,315,C00 was invested in Sav
ings Stamps, Thrift Stamps and other
govenrment securities in this districo.
In order that thrift in its various
phases might be taught to greater ad
vantage this session, Miss Mary G.
ShotweJl, director of the educational
division of the district War Loan Or
ganization, last summer visited all of
the summer schools in Maryland, Vir
ginia, West Virginia, North Carolina
and" South Carolina, and was instru
mental in having regular courses Ul
practical thrift incorporated in the
curriculum not only in the State sum
mer schools but in the county schools
and teachers' institutes. In all, more
than .660 lessons and demonstrations
in thrift principles were given to up
wards of 11,000 teachers. Many of
these teachers-most of them, very
likely-v/ili correlate the thrift idea
with thei. /lass work this session.
The savings movement is being con
ducted in, the schools, and elsewhere,
under the direction of the United
States Treasury Department. '"Work
and Save" is one of the slogans. In
other words, effort is being . made to
make everyone realize-particularly
the boys and giris of today who will
be the men and women of tomorow
the importance of Increasing produc?
tion, of curtailing waste, of wise;
spending, of systematic saving, and of
investing in such securities as govern
ment bonds, Savings Stamps and
Last session the hundreds of sav
ings societies in this State gave ample
evidence of the patriotism and intelli
gent endeavor of their members. This
session, .with the foundation already
laid and with the pupils knowing how
to conduct their savings societies and
clubs, a record is anticipated of which
the State will have good reason to bs
IS EASIER TO DODGE'
ELEPHANT THAN FLEA
Troublesome Insect-Like Extrava.
gances Which Attack Pocket-Book
' When You Are Not Looking.
t You can dodge an elephant but you
can't dodge a flea. You have to swat
the flea. The big financial dangers
that threaten to overwhelm you can be
avoided easily and safely. Unless you
deliberately place yourself in the path
of danger by attempting to get some
thing for nothing, or by speculative
and hazardous investment, or extrava
gance, you are not likely to have the
financial life crushed out of you by
one rush of disaster.
You can sidestep the charges of tho
I elephants of dishonesty, bad judgment
and mismanagement by buying Liberty
Bonds but you can't sidestep the flea
bites of waste which take a nickel
here and a quarter there and a dollar
somewhere else before you can put
your fugger on them. Most people can
avoid spending $3,U00 for an automo
bile or $5000 fer a diamond ring but
they cannot resist the 15 cents' for
an extra cigar or the $2 for theater
tickets or the nickel for a bag of pea
nuts. You cannot always dodge if you
have the money in your pockets. If you
let them alone, they will make your
bankroll look as sick as a kid with
. The only way to prevent these small
expenditures from making an angry
rush on a $10 bill every week is to
swat them by putting the bill out of
reach before they light. The safest
place to put it is in government sav
ings securities. Thrift Stamps and
Savings Stamps are 3afe and profitable
and the greatest protection in the
world agaiust waste money.
THEY WILL AGAIN HELP
SAVINGS STAMP SALES.
Postmasters of the United States
have pledged themselves to continue
unremittingly to give their fullest co
operation to the success of the rav
ings movement instituted by the
Treasury Department, according to
new.s received by the Savings Divi
sion of the Treasury
At the Minneapolis convention the
National League of Postmasters an
nounced that they would continue to
act as the principal agents for the
sale of Savings Stamps and Thrift
Stamps as they have done for the last
Tho postmasters took this step,
they announced, because they were
convinced that the economic situation
which faced every citizen demanded
saving, wise buying, wise spending
and safe investment in government
securities, and they voted to encour
age the Savings Division movement
to the ful'est extent by urging invest
ment I. government securities by in
di7iduals, corporations and asaoatv
is called to the fact that we have just received a
Stamped Goods and Threads
and that now is the tim? to complete those articles
of fancy work that she has had in mind; We be
lieve that we have what you want in' stock; if hot
we will order it for you in record time.
VALENTINES! VALENTINES! VALENTINES!
GET THESE AT
THE CORNER STORE
Lott School News.
(Written for last week.)
The Emenean Literary Society hi
its regular meeting January 20, a
rendered the following program:
Trio-Azilee Salter, Olivia Pard
and Martha Derrick.
Song by school.
Story, Hunter New.
Gurrent Events, Ruth Coursey.
?School News-Marie Bryant.
Trio-Josephine Carpenter, Lu
Holmes and Martha Derrick. "
Lucile Franklin read the followii
paper on "Good Manners:"
Good manners are to a person wh
perfume is to a flower; somethh
which is necessary to make ev<
beauty lovely. Their very essence
sympathy. No one who has taken tl
gospel of Christ into his heart, wi
loves his neighbor as ihimself ar
blesses even his enemy ,can be an;
thing but polite. To go into sociel
with the object if making other pe
pie happy is to insure that you will I
not only at ease but well bred.
Good manners will carry ye
through life as a band of music go<
down the street, flinging out pleasui
on every side, to every one far an
neal*. Good manners fill the air wit
sweetness, as orchards in Octobe
days fill the air with the perfume c
"True politeness is to" do and saj
the kindest things in the kindes
way." It is simply treating others a
you would like to be treated.
Always use kind and gentle word
for a word once uttered cannot b
recalled. Gentle words cost very li;
tie and yet they accomplish great re
suits. Many a friendship has beei
broken and hope blasted by ?
thoughtless word. Do not carry on J
conversation with another in com
pany about matters which the genera
company knows nothing of. It is al
most as impolite as to whisper.
Don't forget to say "Good Morn
ing." Say it to your parents, you]
brothers and sisters, your school
mates, your teachers; say it cheer
fully and with a smile. Smiles ofter
scatter sunshine where only clouds
and shadows reign.
Nobody should sit down to a mea'
without making a proper toilet be
fore hand. Boys ought to be careful
that their hair is brushed ,their hands
and faces clean, their nails free from
stain, their collars and ties in order
before they approach the table. Fold
your napkin carefully and set your
chair back quietly. Girls do not need
to be cautioned thus.
Wherever else you fail to behave
I well, don't let it be at the church.
When you enter the church let your
thoughts be God-ward. Most people
will pause at the door during prayer,
which is man talking to God, but will
enter while the scripture is being
read, which is God talking to man.
Shouldn't we respect God as much as
man? Then we should stand quietly
and with reverence while God's word
is being read. \
Good manners are not learned from
books so much as acquired from hab
it. They growr upon us by use. We
must be courteous, agreeable, civil,
kind, gentlemanly and womanly at
home and then it will become a kind
of second nature to be so everywhere.
Home is the place for all the best
things, especially good manners.
Program for February 3rd:
Duet-Kathlene Jackson and Lu
Debate-Resolved that fire is more
destructive than water, by eighth and
ninth grades. After a heated discus
sion the judges decided in favor of
The following officers were elected:
President, Martha Derrick; vice
president, Kathlene Jackson; secre
tary, Clyd eJackson; treasurer-, Inez
Rankins; critc, Homer Randall;
chaplin, Olivia Pardue; correspond
ing secretary, Lucy Holmes. .
Will Push Centenary Missions
'Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 6.-That
there shall be no let up in pushing
the Centenary of Missions campaign,
which for more than two years has
claimed the attention of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church, South, was the
determination expressed at the clos
ing of a church-wide conference on
world program and missionaiy ad
vance held in Memphis, Tenn, Jan.
This assemblage, said to be the
most notable in the history of the
church, brought together more than
400 Methodist leaders, including the
members of the college of bishops,
300 presiding elders, twenty editors
of church publications, missionaries
from home and foreign fields, promi
nent laymen and church officials, for
the purpose of reviewing the achieve
ments of the Centenary movement
and perfecting plans for its final
and complete success.
The presiding elders were charged
with the task of interpreting the mes
sage of the conference to the local
church, . and they enthusiastically
pledged themselves to keep alive the
gi-eat principles of the Centenary
and stir the enthusiasm of the 7,000
pastors to canvass the membership of
the 18,000 congregations of South
ern Methodism for the collection ~of
unpaid Centenary pledges now due.
It was shown that sixty per cent of
the entire amount subscribed is now
due and that the work of collection
must proceed with renewed vigor if
the enlarged missionary program,
made possible by the subscription of
more than $35,000,000, is to attain
March 26, v/as designated as
"World Sunday," when throughout
Southern Methodist territory the
mind of the church will be refreshed
.and instructed concerning the Mis
sionary Centenary, and prompt pay
ment of pledges will be urged.
March 26-April 2 v/as named as a
time for an intensive campaign in
the interest of Centenary collections
when every member of the Methodist
episcopal Church, South, in arrear
ages to this cause shall be solicitated
by local committees for some pay
ment on thns pledge. This period of
special endeavor, it is said, will be
conducted along the lines of the
original Centenary campaign, utiliz
ing the four-minute speakers and
other agencies which conti'ibuted to
the success of that movement.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses; properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Vi Ul Surely ?? o o Th et Coud'.
We are in position to offer for im
mediate shipment from our Augusta
stock very low prices on the follow
ing building materials:
Galvanized Corrugated Iron Hoof
ing in all lengths.
Tin and Galvanized Shingles.
Builders' Hardware, Mantels, Tiles
We have complete stocks and can
save you money on anything you may
require in our line. Write us to-day
for catalogue and prices. i
David Slusky & Son
tual Insurance Asso
Property Insurred $117,226,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you may1
desire about cur plan of insurance.
We insure your property against
destruction by '
FIRE, WINDSTORM, or LIGHT
and do so' cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our ^Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties of
Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick,
Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda, Rich
land, Lexington, Calhoun and Spahr
tanburg, Aiken, Greenville, Pickens,
Barnwell, Bamberg, Sumter, Lee,
.Clarendon, Kershaw, Chesterfield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secretary
and Treasurer, Gleenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Dodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefieid, S. C.
J Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
' General Agent.
Greenwood, S. C.
All persons holding claims against
the estate of Mrs. Belle Jones Gallo
way, deceased, should present them
properly attested to the undersigned
for payment, and all persons indebt
ed to the said estate should make
payment to the undersigned at once,
J. W. PITTS,
Saluda, S. C. v
I take this means of notifying the
public that I have reopened my black
smith and repair shop at my old
stand to,the.rear of The Advertiser
building, facing the street leading
east from the residence of Mr. W. A.
Strom. I respectfully solicit the pa
tronage of the people and will do my
utmost to give entire satisfaction, al
ways guaranteeing my work. I make
a specialty of horse shoeing. Call to