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Prosperity's right hand is$ndu8try,
and her left hand is] frugality.
Wednesday, July '21.
The Pates are against Frank.
Even the brow of the^loaf er is sweat
ing these days.
Nobody would object to a"|slump in
England lacks men a* well as muni
tions-genius as well as guns.
Barbed'wire contributes its mite to
the barbarity of the European war.
HaalOyster|Bay gone dry?J?Nobody
ever hears anything of it these days.
Suggested query: Resolved that the
"ice line" is more ?popular than the
Register for the September election.
Less than|30 days are left in which to
The strike in the coal mines of Wales
is offset bv the strike in the Krupp gun
factory of Germany.
President W ilson will give Miss Jane
Addams an ^?^nce to-day. Isn't it
well that thij^jMn^gp-year?
Automobile bill 1
w^Syfir bins are
eausing some TV i^?of }?ns to com
plain of the high / -.g.
- Went to
Harry Thaw ???QtV?*^ last
Sunday and alsc t?fy s-^ --n/^ Both
of these were p ac*9. j
The British would give a good^many
billions for a Thomas" A. Eidson
and that American board just now.
Experience has proven in Edgefield
county and everywhere a fair trial has
been given that prohibition is the best
solution of the whiskey evil.
What was at one time regarded as
an idle threat, the actual landing of
German troops on English soil,Jmay yet
become a reality.
Don't-yer-know those English wo
men wish they had all of those explo
sives that were wasted months ago
when bomb throwing was their favorite
. Englan 1 claims to have made a big
yield of wheat, but what they call a
big crop of wheat in England wouidn',t
furnish a first-class breakfast for the
The statement that Thaw family is
without funds is refuted by the fact
that Harry could spend several days
at an Atlantic City hotel.-The Record.
And by the further fact that his lawyers
have not deserted him.
The Newberry Observer savs, "The
great problems are being settled grad
ually," and proceeds to mention Chicora
college as one of the settled problems.
But what assurance have we that
Chicora will not bob up again in a year
or so? There ought to be some way of
anchoring a college permanently.
The members of county dispensary
boards who desire to manage wisely
will make their purchases light for the
next 60 days. It is conceded every
where that the days of the dispensary are
numbered in South Carolina. County
dispensaries, like the old State dispensa
ry, have also been a failure.
The unwarranted destruction of the
Lusitania by a German submarine
without a moment's warning, taking
the lives of many American citizens
along with hundreds of others, was the
cause of the first diplomatic note which
President Wilson addressed to Germa
ny, and in addition to the demand that
the Germans make suitable reparation
for the killing of American citizens,
President Wilson mide a strong and
earnest appeal that a proper regard be
shown for humanity by refraining from
destroying passenger vessels without
first giving non-combatants, especially
women and children, an opportunity to
escape. For a time, it appeared that
Germany would heed the appeal of
President Wilson. But the effort Sat
urday to destroy, without warning, the
Orduna, another passenger ship on
which there were a number of Ameri
cans, rather indicates that Germany
in unyielding in her purpose to destroy
passenger ships flying British flags
wherever they are found, and that too
By attacking such vessels as the
Orduna Germany gains practically noth
ing. England's resources are not af
fected by the loss of such vessels.
While some little notoriety may be
gained by the officers commanding the
submarine which makes the cowardly
attack, yet in prestige Germany loses
much. It has been shown repeatedly
that Germany has failed to take the
high ground in war that she pledged
herself to take when she became a
party to the international law which
controls, or should control, warfare on
the high seas.
Pernicious Labor Leaders.
The Advertiser favors organization
for every trade, avocation and profes
sion. We advocate organization how
ever for the protection of the members
of the organization and not for the
purpose of persecuting or injuring
We believe in organized labor for the
protection of the individual, for safe
guarding the interests of the weak
against the strong, but we ure unal
terably opposed to unreasonable de
mands being made by these organiza
tions, acting nnder the advice of labor
i leaders and agitators. In order to keep
themselves in good standing and to
make the rank abd file of .the laboring
j men feel that they are the real guar
dians of their interests and that with
out them all would go to the bow-wo ws,
grand officers of labor organizations
not infrequently bring about strikes.
Generally strikes are ordered when the
employer is face to face with circum
stances or conditions that render it
almost imperative the operation of the
plant or factory. Strikes are reported
from several parts of the country, with
labor leaders or agitators in charge. It
would be far better for the local or
ganization3 to negotiate with their em
ployers rather than take counsel from
men who reside a thousand miles away
and know nothing of local conditions.
We are of the opinion that not a few
leaders are a greater hindrance to the
interests of labor than a real help.
Trenton hat* never been in such
a whirl of gaiety and been honored
with so many charming visitors, as
at present, among them are Miss
Arah Catting and Miss Belle
Privette at the home of M rs. J. H.
Courtney, Miss Forsythe with
Aliases Margie and Ida Ryan, Misses
Hilton and Green with Mrs. H. W.
Scott, Miss Frances Wootton and
Miss Jessie Moss the guests of Miss
Belle Clark with Miss Orie Sabe
Miller, Miss Sara Schawb with Mrs.
Willie Miller, Miss Emily Scbapter
with Miss Julia Wise, Miss Boat
wright with the Misses Clark, Miss
Padgett' with Mrs. W. C. Padgett,
Miss Teague with Miss Lola Hun
. In compliment to Miss Gatting,
Miss Privette and Mrs. Schapter,
Mrs. J. H. Courtney gave a beauti
ful reception on Thursday evening
last. About seventy-five guests call
ed te welcome these lovely visitors.
Music both vocal and instrumental
was enjoyed and the evening
throughout was one of delightful
pleasure. Mrs. Courtney served de
On Monday evening Misses Fan
nie and Sabe Miller entertained two
tables of bridge for Miss Belle
Ciark and at the conclusion of the
game, the guests were invited in the
dining room, where an elegant
luncheon was served.
Tuesday evening Mrs. J. R Moss
was hostess at a large card party,
the honor guest being Miss Emily
Schafter. The home was decorated
very tastefully in pink and green,
the chosen colors, which was car
ried out perfectly in the refresh
ments, and prizes a pair of pink
silk hose beinsr presented to Miss
Shafter, while Mr. Edd Harrison
won the gentleman's prize, a pair of
dark green silk socks. Miss Boat
wrightwas given a beautiful bunch
of Killarney roses for the highest
score for the young ladies.
Wednesday evening Miss Ruth
Salter complimented Misses Arah
Gatting, Belle Privette, Jessie Moss
and Frances Wootten with an ideal
lawn party. Progressive conversa
tion oaused much merriment
throughout the evening. Miss Salter
served delightful cream and cake.
Misses Maggie and Ida Ryan gave
a lovely party to their lovely visitor
Miss Forsythe on Thursday eve
ning. Rook was enjoyed ind tempt
ing refreshments at the conclusion
of the game.
Miss Emma Boatwright, is the
recent purchaser of a handsome
Buick, and knowing her generous
nature as we do, we are sure that
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Name Ins pires Confidence.
Having Thomas A. Edison at the
head of an advisory hoard for the. navy
department makes us all feel better.
People's Advocate. ,
Bryan is Quiet.
There is always something for which to
be thankful. For instance Mr. Bryan
ha3 about quitissumgstatements on the
European war.-Spartanburg Journal.
That Spoiled lt.
The reported declaration of the Em
Eeror of Germany that the war would
e ended in October would have proved
mighty interesting had it not carried
the London date line.-Charlotte Ob
We call it "civil" court and go right
ahead with the trial of some of the
most uncivil scrapes moria's ever be
came entangled in.-Anderson Intelli
A dispatch from Columbia says that
if Cole Blease enters the race against
Manning next summer, W. P. Pollock
wiil probably get in the fight also. This
sounds interesting.-News & Courier.
Slap at Georgia.
Be it said to the credit of all South
Carolinians that no matter how out
raged they may have felt over some of
the official acts of a former governor,
they never attempted mob violence
against the object of their wrath.-;
A Lazy Man.
A lazy man has more bad luck than
anybody else because he is too slow to
get out of its way. An industrious
man hustles around so that bad luck
doesn't know where to look for him.
Farm and Factory.
Germany Strikes Back.
Germany will not permit dyestuffs
to be shipped to America unless we can
arrange some how to get her cotton;
The German government has taken the
position that unless American cotton
reaches German ports no dye-sturTs
will be released for export. We sftStf
have to wear all white after a while.-4
m ? ?'?
Owner Grows Careless.
Aman with an automobile after a
time gets careless with his machine
J'ust as a man will do with a horse that
ie has had and driven for years. And
as it is the old horse that no one sus
pects of doing such a thing is the one
that always runs away, So the old au
tomobile driver is the one to take too
great risks oftentimes. Safety first. -
Greenwood Index. ?HI
. . Most Important.
The meeting which began in tho
Methodist church Monday night is
starting well. Rev. A. E. Triggers
is preaching helpfully and some of
the people are in earnest andar?
praying. The meeting may close
?Sunday night. Let every one pray
and come to every service. If you
.ire lost, seek God. Services daily at
10:30 and 8:30. On Sunday at ll
and 8:30. J. R. Walker.
Annual Protracted Meeting.
The protracted meeting at Mt.
Zion church will begin on next Sun
day, the 25th. Rev. Joseph A.
Gaines, of West Baden, Ind., will
assist Rev. P. P?. Lanham in the
meeting. Dinner will be served on
the ground each day, and it is hop
ed that there will be a large at
Mt. Zion, S. C.
Griffis Grove Picnic.
I will give my annual picnic on
Friday July 30, and the public is
invited. Good music guaranteed,
but no modern dances will be al
lowed. Perfect order is expected
of all who attend.
j. J. Griffis.
Cleora, S. C.
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One or two Dr. King's New Life
Pills with a tumbler of water at
night. No bad, nauseating taste;
no belching gas. Go right to bed.
Wake up in the morning, enjoy a
free, easy bowel movement, and feel
fine all day. Dr. King's New Life
Pills are sold by all Druggists, 36
in an original package, for 25c.
Get a bottle to-day-enjoy this
easy, pleasant laxative.-2
this car will give pleasure to more
than her own self.
Mrs. Wallace Wise entertained at
a beautiful little morning card par
ty on Saturday for Misses Wootten,
Moss and Schafter. Mrs. Wise
served a lovely salad course.
The W. C. T. U. met with Mrs.
J. D. Mathis on Saturday afternoon,
a very interesting program was ren
dered, and much enjoyed.
Mr. Ned Holder from Augusta is
the guest of Mr. ?. R. Tillman.
The Southeastern is the oldest
old line legal reserve insurance com
pany in South Carolina.
C. M. Mellichamp,
Temperance Rally and Medal
Contest at Harmony.
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock the
second in the series of medal con
tests and temperance rallie?, will
take place at Harmony church.
There will bo an oratorical contest
and two sonar contests, three silver
medals being awarded. ?Mrs. M. P.
Wells will explain the object of the
The contest in oratory wilie be as
Marguerite Smith, Harmony,
Mary Myers, Aiken, "Putting
himself in your place."
Janice Morgan, Edgefield, R. F.
D. "Living pictures."
Helen Marsh, Harmony, "The
Mattie Lee Long, Harmony, 'The
Leila Quarles, Trenton, "Only
The song contests will be inter
spersed and most of the music will
be furnished by the Loyal Temper
ance Legion of Johnston, under the
leadership of Mrs. James H. White.
The first song contest will be as
The child's prayer, Martha Reese.
Only a flower, Belle Youce.
Apples, ripe apples for me, Dai
Pity the fallen, Azilee Yonce.
White Ribbon rallying song,
At the conclusion of this contest
there will be music by the Harmo
ny choir who always give inspira
The second contest in music will
be a song and story, entitled "Buy
your own cherries"
1st, soloist Elliot Lewis Bny
your own cherries.
2nd, soloist Davis Lewis, Noth
ing for me.
3rd, soloist Hattie Johnson, Sign
4th, soloist Carrie Tbrailkill,
Stand for the right.
5th, soloist Ora Belle Perry, We
shall be happy.
6th, soloist-The blessing of
, j ? At the close of thia there will be
a chorus, "Marching on" by Elliot
and N Daisy Lewis, Albert Furman
1 and Thomas Hoyt.
At the conclusion of this very in
teresting program, an address will
be made by Mr. J. L. Mims of
- At the close, there will be a tab
lean which will demonstrate the
Status of the states, called "The
j ?dry line," which will be explained
; in a poem by Elizabeth Lott.
a j A collection will be taken for the
expenses of these meetings. ., There
! -may be other contestants in OJ a^ory,
whose names will be. handed in
Corner Store Will Continue.
- The Advertiser is pleased to an
nounce that while Mr. W. H. Tur
ner will soon open two stores in
Greenwood, he will continue the
Corner Store in Edgefield - as here
tofore. Through the persistent
efforts of Mr. Turner, the Corner
Store has been made one of the
foremost mercantile establishments
'in Edgefield, one that has a wide
spread reputation for uniform cour
tesy and honest dealing. The lo.cs
of this popular store woald be keen
ly felt iu Edgefield, and it is for
that reason that we chronicle with
pleasure the announcement that Mr.
Turner, notwithstanding his new
business in Greenwood, will con
tinue his Edgefield store and will
continue to own his home here. At
an early day he will open in Green
wood an up-to-date stock of jewelry,
silverware, cutglass, china and nov
elties that usually accompany such
a'stock. In an adjoining store he
will conduct a large furniture busi
ness. The stores which he will oc
cupy in Greenwood were formerly
occupied by the Durst-Andrews
Company. The Advertiser wishes
Mr. Turner well in the new depart
ment in Greenwood, and hopes that
the day is not far distant when,
owing to large financial returns, he
will retire and come back to Edge
field, his first love, to remain per
Bu is t's Turnip Seed.
Let us supply you with Buist's
new crop turnip seed in all the
popular varieties1 Rutabagas, white
globe, seven top, purple top, Aber
deen, in fact, we have all of the va
rieties that are grown on the cele
brated Buist farm.
Penn & Holstein.
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FORSALE: Two three-quarter
Red Poll bulls, 9 and ll months
old. D. E. Lanham, Edgefield, S. C.
Send us your orders for ice cream.
We can supply you from our foun
tain or have your special order for
block cream aud cake filled in Au
gusta. Special designs or colors or
dered on short notice.
Penn & Holstein.
Missionary Temperance Meet
Tho Baptist mission society enter
tained the members of the other so
cieties on Fridav afternoon with a
temperance program nie at Hie Bap
tist church. Mrs. Abner Broadwa
ter president of the Baptist society
presided, and Dr. .Tones led the de
votions. Mrs. J. R. Tompkins pre
sided at the organ.
Sh?"t readings, suggestions of
the subject were read by Mrs. VV.
E. Lott and Mrs. E. J. Norris. The
music was provided by Francis
Jones and Benjamin Cogburn who
belong to the "Flying Squadron."
Short talks were made by Mrs.
Rai ns ford and Mrs. VV. L. Duno
At the close of the programme,
all were invited out under the trees,
where light refreshments were
In Honor of Mrs. Swaffield.
One of the leading social events
of the past week was the bridge
party givan Thursday afternoon
from 5 to 7 o'clock by Miss Virgi
nia Addison at her home in honor
of Mrs. Fred G. Swaffield of Co
lumbia. Four tables were arranged
at one end of the vine-clad, .front
porch. The pot plants in full bloom
near by also added to the enchant
ing beauty of the setting for the
beautiful scene. The tables were
decorated with pink roses. The
first prize, a large basket of selected
fruit, was won by Mrs. J. W. De
Vore, and the guest's prize, a hand
embroidered towel, was presented
to Mrs. Swaffield. At the close of
the game the guests were invited in
the dining room and seated around
the large mahogany table,, a highly
prized relic of the family that has
been handed down through several
generations. The hostess served an
elaborate hot lunch, followed by de
licious ices. The dining table was
also decorated with a profusion of
Only one company produced more
business in South Carolina in 1914
than the Southeastern.
C. M. Mellichamp,
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w. E. MCGEE,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Columbia, S. C.
Hon. F. H. AIcMaster. Insurance
Commissioner, says: "The South
eastern now ranks as one of the
leading financial institutions of the
C. M. M el li ch amp,
FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I respectfully announce that I am a
candidate for the position of public
cotton weigher for the town of John
ston and solicit the support of the peo
ple who market their cotton at that
place. If elected, I pledge myself to
render faithful service.
E. F. HHRAILKILL.
Johnston, S. C.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the position of public cotton
weigher for the town of Edgefield, and
respectfully solicit the support of those
who market cotton at Edgefield.
W. D. ALLEN.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the position of public cotton
weigher for the town of Edgefield, and
respectfully solicit the votes of the
people who market cotton at Edge
C. H. B. WILLIAMS.
I respectfully announce my candidacy
?"for the position'of public cotton weigher
for the town of Edgefield and if elected
will do my utmost to give entire satis
M. H. Deal.
Notice to Creditors.
District Court of the United States,
Western District of South Carolina,
In the matter of J. W. Peak
To the Creditors of the above named
Take notice on the 9th day of July
1915, the above named bankrupt filed
his petition in said Court praying
that he may be decreed by the Court to
have a full discharge from all debts
provable against his estate, and a hear
ing was thereupon . ordered and will be
had upon said petition on the 9th day
of August 1915, before said Court, at
Greenville, .in said District, at ll o'clock
in the forenoon, at which time and
place all known creditors and other
persons in interest may appear and
show cause, if any they have, why the
prayer of said petition shou?d not be
J. B. KNIGHT, Clerk.
STON, S. C.
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