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Wednesday, November 29.
The senate voted to seat Newber
ry and public sentiment unseated
m m * m
Robert Quillen says in the Green
ville News that the rich have their
twin beds and the poor their twins.
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Judging from the large audiences
that he is attracting, the venerable
Tiger from France is a whole menag
erie by himself.
. . . .
With Irish potatoes selling at 18
cents per bushel in the Northwest,
cotton is a more inviting crop, in
spite of the boll weevil.
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Wonder if drinking onion soup for
breakfast has had anything to do with
Clemenceau's being hab? and hearty
at 81? If so, please pass us the onion
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You will enjoy Thanksgiving Day
more if you will make a contribution
to one of the several orphanages to
morrow. To a "tightwad" this will
fall like water on a duck's back.
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Many "Amens" are being heard to
Dr. Riggs' protest against the over
shadowing place that is being accord
ed football in many colleges. We be
lieve strongly in college athletics but,
as Dr. Riggs says, in some institutions
the thing is being overdone.
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The supreme court has somewhat
slowed down Governor Harvey in his
efforts at law enforcement, but he
wiirfind some new way to disturb the
slumbers of evil doers. In the matter
of law enforcement, as in many other
laings;-wueie uieie-s a wm men^a
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Is it correct to speak of a female
violator of the prohibition law as a
"bootlegger?" Nor can we hardly call
them hip-pocket violators of the law.
But, in any event, when a woman is
convicted of selling whiskey she
should be shown no consideration on
account of her sex. A she-devil is
said to be worse than a he-devil and
she should fare accordingly.
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Edgefield a Sober Town.
So marked has been the absence of
whiskey and the decrease in drunken
ness in Edgefield during the past few
months that it has been a matter of
general comment. The agitation for
a better enforcement of the law and
the general house cleaning that was
given the old town by the federal of
ficers, assisted by the local officers, is
still bearing fruit. With the approach
of the holiday season, it behooves our
people to see that there is no letting
up in he matter of keeping whiskey
out of Edgefield. Not many people
will go out of their way to buy blind
tiger liquor, but yield to the tempta
tion only when it is brought within
easy reach. Let the distillers know,
if any be made in this country now,
that it will be safer for them to seek
other markets for their spurious pro
duct instead of bringing it to Edge
Aside from the evil effects of whis
key and the moral phase of the ques
tion, few of our people have the mon
ey now to spend for the vile stuff.
Their scant earnings are needed to
purchase actual necessities for the
family. Thus the removal of the
temptation from the head of the fam
ily benefits the entire family. Let's
have a sober Christmas in Edgefield.
We can keep out much of the stuff if
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A custom which is now so deeply
rooted in the lives of the American
people as to be practically an unwrit
ten law, is that of setting apart the
last Thursday in November as a na
1 onal Thanksgiving Day. It is beau
t.iul; it is appropriate; it in alt?
la her fitting for a Christian nation
li Dhus honor Gol. So strongly is the
sen iment sustaining national Thanks
g.ving Day entrenched that if at any
time a president-should fail to issue,
at the usual season, ? proclamation
calling upon the people to refrain
from all work for one day and give
thanks to the Great Giver of every
good and perfect gift, there would
go up from all over the country a
loud and vigorous protest. And very
properly so. While not all the people
-only a small minority, perhaps
will observe tomorrow in the proper
spirit, yet the effect upon the people
of the executive head of a great na
tion placing the seel of state upon
this recognition of Gc d will be whole
some and altogether helpful.
Every individual should give thanks
tomorrow. God has been especially
good to the people of Edgefield coun
ty and of all South Carlina. If, as
someone has said, we will begin to're
count our blessings, we will have no
time to mourn over our misfortunes,
most of which are more fancied than
real. Some people are disposed to
magnify the "leanness" of the years
through which we are passing, losing
sight of the fact that America is the
most favored nation today on the top
side of the globe. One can read with
profit the Thanksgiving Psalm which
is published in this issue.
Tragic Death of Mr. W. M.
Monday morning about eleven
o'clock Mr. W. M. Ransom was fatal
ly injured by a tree falling on him
while he was in the woods superin
tending the cutting of logs for his
saw mill. A tree that had been cut
struck a dead tree, causing the latter
to fall in the direction where Mr.
Ransom was standing. He saw the
danger but in the effort to escape
his foot became entangled in a vine,
making it impossible for him to get
out of reach of the tree. Besides the
breaking of his left arm and right
leg, several ribs were crushed in. He
lived about four hours after being
Mr. Ransom's death is a heavy loss
not only to his family but to his com
munity and church. His tragic and un
timely death is mourned by a great
host of friends. Although retiring
and unobtrusive, this county had
few better citizens than Will Ran
som. He was generous, public spirit
ed and always ready to put his
shoulder to the wheel in promoting
any and every enterprise that was
undertaken for the uplift and better
ment of his community. He was an
active member of Stevens Creek
church, being a member of the board
of deacons. He will be greatly missed
in his church and community_life._
TEe funeral was "Held- at Stevens
Creek church Tuesday afternoon at
Mr. Ransom is survived by his de
voted wife and seven children, the
eldest of whom, a daughter, is mar
Paryer meeting will be conducted
Wednesday night hy Mr. L. B. Ham
Miss Effie Adams spent last week
with her brother, Mr. T. M Adams
Miss Mary Prances Hammond spent
last week with Mrs. J. S. Holmes.
Mr. J. L. Miller, Jr., and Mr. Hart
Miller of Augusta spent Sunday with
their father, Mr. J. L. Miller.
Mr. L. C. Hammond of Augusta
spent the week-end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Hammond.
Mr. Joe Hammond, Mr. Martin Mc
Kie and Mr. Roy Harling attended
the minstrel in Edgefield last Friday
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Miller, Mrs. E.
J. Miller and little Ernest, Jr., spent
last Tuesday with Mr. B. F. Talbert
Miss Stella Hammoni spent Wed
nesday with Mrs. E. Hammond.
Miss Allinee Hammond, Mrs. E. M.
Miller and children spent last Friday
with Mrs. J. N. Crafton, Jr.
Mrs. Philip McLean and Mrs.
Leon S. Holley Will Visit
Edgefield W. C. T. U.
Let every member of the W. C. T.
U. bear in mind the meeting on Mon
day afternoon, at 3 o'clock, when
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn ar.d Mrs. J. W.
Peak will be hostesses a; the home of
Mrs. Holley and Mrs. McLean will
give an account of the World's and
National W. C. T. U. conventions in
Philadelphia. Come and bring a con
tribution for the Door of Hope.
I shall be pleased to receive orders
for baking Christmas cakes' from the
ladies of Edgefield and vicinity. Can
furnish any kind of cake desired, but
all orders must be placed by the 18th
of December. Leave orders with Mr.
Parks at his store.
Mrs. R. H. PARKS.
FOR SALE: Barred Rock chick
ens. Apply to
Mrs. EMMA MARSH.
Mr- McCreless Writes From
I wish to express my gratitude for
the privilege of receiving and r?ad
ing one of the dearest papers there
is to me, namely, the Edgefield Ad
vertiser. I like it for many reasons.
I'll only mention one. It stands four
square on any and all matters con
cerning the American people, more
especially the South, the Joe Tolbert
proposition not excepted.
Be it understood that there is one.
man in the Lone Star State of Texas
who is standing behind The Advertis
er in sympathy, words and if need
be, in action, concerning every word
that has been said since the abomi
nable Republican convention was
held. I recall an instance that took
place in the court house at Edgefield
soon after the close of the Confed
While there was a force of militia'
stationed their", a man by the name
of Jones was the acting (not pre
siding) judge. "One of Edgefield's
own citizens by the name of Ramsey,
who turned a traitor for a mess of
pottage (or something of the kind)
was acting as clerk. Dr. West, a hero,
saw fit to thrash a negro and was ar
raigned in court, tried, convicted and
paid a fine of $150 and on the wind
up called the attention of the judge
and Mr. Ramsey to a negro who was
a witness in the case, telling them
that that negro was black on the out
side but a d-sight whiter on the
inside than either of them. So I'm
forced to wonder what what color lit
tle Joe is on the inside.
The crops in this section this year
are rather short on account of
drought which is still on. We had a
good underground season to start
with, and there has been fairly good
cotton and feed stuff made here with
out any rain.
The boll weevil is still unknown in
this country, and permit me now to
say, that I'll never, or don't want to
be the cause of any one ever leaving
the dear old homestead, but will say
that there is still new and unsettled
country awaiting human effors to de
The red. man was driven from
place to place because he had no tact
for development. We have a good
country here in which to live and lots
of room for lots of good people, and
now I'm going to use a commn term
and say "I love my country," and ask
Miss Florence Mims or some other
good scholar to define the term.
In conclusion I offer kindest re
my kindred and acquaintances, and
all others who stand for the right.
E. M. McCRELESS.
Oh, Mr. Huggins!
Thank You for Telling
About "Sophie Mae" candies. He
brought me a box of
"Married-Folks" Chocolates, a lb. 69c.
Huggins also has
"Sophie Mae"candy asst.-varied prices
Plum Pudding, a box_.__.45c.
Big Fruit Cake, each._.$1.85
Sun Maid Raisins, a pound.25c.
Rose Bub Cherries, a jar_15c.
Old-Fashioned Stick Candy, a lb...20c.
CRISCO, small can._25c.
MRS. DUKE'S MAYONNAISE..,25c.
Campbell's Tomato Soup, 2 for...25c.
Heinz Tomato Soup, 2 for.__.25c.
Get "Sophie Mae" candies for Xmas
AT THE DEPOT
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, R. T. Hill has made ap
plication unto this Court for Final
Discharge as Administrator in re the
Estate of Ina S. Hill, deceased, on
this the 25th day of November,
These^ Are Therefore to cite any
and all kindred, creditors or parties
interested to show cause before me
at my ojffice at Edgefield Court House,
South Carolina, on the 30th day of
December, 1922, at ll o'clock, a. m.,
why said order of discharge should
not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
November 29th, 1922.
FOR SALE: About 20 tons of
baled peavine hay f. o. b. Ridge
Spring. Apply to Frank B?atwright,
Ridge Spring, S. C.
All leather goods are advancing,
so you had better anticipate your
wants, and act before they reach the
Thanksgiving Day is
bountiful supply of blessi
ing the year-the day set
vidually give thanks.
As a Nation we have
which has been our leade
to all the people of the vi
As a city we. have cai
the guidance of the can
govern our municipal org
As individuals we oj
prosperity and happiness
And as a store organi:
friends for the spirit of pr
serve you with the iieeesi
city is a privilege which 1
press our thanks in terms
A very lovely wedding was sol
emnized on Sunday, the 19th, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. M.' Padgett
of Trenton, S. C., when their daugh
ter, Mary, became the bride of Mar
ion J. Ashley of Augusta.
The reception hall of the Padgett
home was decorated in white and yel
low chrysanthemums, and many beau
tiful gifts were. displayed. In the liv
ing room, where the ceremony was
performed, the decorations were of
autumn leaves and Southern smilax,
and a profusion of candles were used.
Preceding the .ceremony, a short
piano program was rendered by Miss
Ruth Padgett, sister of ine bride, and
Mrs. E. L. Beazeley of Augusta sang
"I Love You Truly," as the ceremony
was in progress. Officiating were
Rev. W. S. Myers, cousin of the bride
and Rev. G. W. M. Taylor, her pas
tor. The ring used in the ceremony
was carried in a garland of flowers
on a prayer book which has been in
the family for seventy-five years, and
it was borne by Master Ernest Leroy
Young of Fairfax, S. C., nephew of
. At the gfirst notes of the Lohen
grin wedding march, little Miss Clara
Moiton~~an?I Master~JameS "Mlllcrj
niece and nephew cf the bride, enter
ed with baskets of flowers from which
they scattered petals of white chry
santhemums in the path of he bridal
party; they were dressed in white and,
performed their part in the nuptials
with all the grace of small fairies.
The bride entered with her father,
and following was Miss Willie Padgett
of Augusta, maid of honor and sister
of the bride. The groom came in at
tended by his best man, Dr. C. C.
Timmons of Augusta. The bride was
strikingly beautiful in brown Rus
sian brocaded crepe with drapings
of self material and hat and acces
sories to match. She carried a show
er bouquet of bride's roses, and her
bridesmaid carried white chrysan
After the ceremony a delicious sal
ad course was served by Misses Lena
Padgett, Mary Alice Beazley, Hazel
Simons and Sarah and Mary Eliza
Out-of-town guests were: Mrs. W.
G. Ouzts and family of Edgefield;
Mrs. Addie LaGrone and Miss Vida
LaGrone, and Mr., Ervin Myers of.
Johnston; Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Young
and Master Leroy Young, Jr., of Fair
fax; Mrs. E. L. Beazley, Mr. C. P.
Blanchard and Dr. and Mrs. C. C
Timmons of Augusta; Rev. and Mrs.
G. W. M. Taylor of Edgefield. Pres
ent also were Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Bur
ton and family and Mr. and Mrs. J.
J. Miller and family, of Trenton.
The bride is the second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Padgett and is
a young woman who counts hosts
of friends in South Carolina and
Georgia. The groom is a popular
young man of this city, and is in the
employment of the government at the
The bridal party left in automo
biles for an extended trip to South
ern points and the young couple will
be at home to their friends at 1521
Central Avenue, after December 1st.
Just received a shipment of Tyson
& Jones buggies, can furnish most
any style you would like; not as
cheap as ten years ago, but reason
A bountiful lunch will be served in
the Court House Saturday by the
Episcopal ladies at the old popular
price, 50 cents.
m IS TH Ah
a public inventory day. A tin
ngs which each one of us has re
; aside by our great Republic t
many glorious things to be tha
rship in the cause of justice, de
use for thankfulness, in that w
?fully selected officials whom w
fifer thanks for the great perso
which we have enjoyed during
zation we give thanks at this t
actical co-operation extended t<
sities of life and happiness. 1
ve hold very dear, and for this
of heartiest appreciation TO ?
Thanksgiving Card From
Rev. F. A. Weaver.
Please allow me space in your pa
per to speak of another Thanksgiving
Day. We should be thankful that we
are spared to see the closing of anoth
er in the midst of this dark hour of
disappointment. We have bread to
eat and we still live. By this great,
unrest God is weighing the nation
and has found it wanting. Have faith
in God. He sees all we do and hears
all we say. Sin is in the way of prog
ress, sin is a reproach to any nation.
Whenever the wicker rule the right
eous mourn. But listen, there is a bet
ter day coming, and it is not far off,
when the nation shall come rejoic
ing, bringing in the sheaves. We have
been taught a great lesson, one that
we will never forget. Be not weary
in well doing, for in due season we
shall reap if we faint not. Be not de
ceived, for God is not mocked, what
soever a man soweth that he shall al
so reap. As we watch the sinking sun
bringing this year to a close, let us
say as one of old, "What shall I ren
der unto the Lord for all of His ben
efits toward me?" The secret of na
tional prosperity is to do right. To
bo-on-God's aide, -i? His- rewords are
sure, righteousness is the surest way
to national safety.
Another.Thankgiving Day is al
most here, and we should be thankful
to prepare for eternity, for morning
and the hopes of day, for hours to
work and hours to play. We should be
thankful to God for victory over sin, '
for home and loved ones, for friends
true and tried, for life and its op
portunities, for all material blessings,
for all good and perfect gifts are
A Christian has three hundred and
sixty-five thanksgiving days every
year. Trust in God and do the' right
and He will bring you out more than
. We regret to say since pur last an
nual Thanksgiving Day the death an
gel has visited our town and taken
two of our worthy citizens in the per
sons of Mr. A. S. Tompkins and Mr.
J. D. Holstein. They were highly es
teemed by white and colored. May
the Lord bless their families and may
they find comfort in these words:
"Thy will be done." 1
Yours for the Cause,
F. A. WEAVER.
?See our check lines 16 feet long,
1 1-8 inches wide, best leather, $4.25. 1
I Large S
I Jewelry to *?
I We invite our Edgefield
g when in Augusta. We 1
? DIAMONDS '
of all kinds that we have ever show
you through our stock. Every depj
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to our
every improvement. Your watch
Work ready for delivery in a short t
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S 980 Broad St.
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?ceived and enjoyed dur
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nkful for, chiefly among
imocracy and good will
e have prospered under
e have duly elected to
mal blessings of health,
:ime to all of our good
D us in our endeavors to
To be merchants of our
reason we publicly ex
Shipments received weekly, and we
On Ice-Always Fresh
CHAS. F. BIRD & CO.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Th :s solves the old floor riddle.
A good brush and a can of Kjjanize
Sanitary Floor Enamel (any of the
All ready to apply-simply spread
from the can to the floor.
In almost no time it's done. Next
day a bright, cheerful, waterproof
floor greets you.
Suitable for Porch
and Piazza Floors
Smooth as velvet,
tough as rawhide
-a floor of beaury
and lasting good*
ness. That's the
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cont? for a tfood brush to apply it.
For Sale by
W. E. LYNCH & COMPANY
Yes,, if you want a leather collar
we have it. 1912 prices, full kip,
J4.25 and some cheaper.
friends to visit our store*
lave the largest stock of
n. lt will be a pleasure to show
irtmen" is constantly replenished
repairing department, which has
or clock made as good as new.
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