Newspaper Page Text
J. L. MIMS_Editor.
Pub''shc.? every Wednesday in Thc
Advertiser Buil?ing ttl $2.0') per year
Entered as soo md class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefiejd, S. C.
No communications will ho pub
lished unless accompanied by the
Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Res
olut i ons and Political Not iocs pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, December 4
Tell the children that Santa Glaus
will come in just titree weeks from
The ex-kaiser is down and out
dev. -. oiT his throne and out of his
Have you paid your preacher? Ho
nect > and deserves all that you have '.
pren.sed him and more besides. |
We need mind sweepers as well as
mino sweepers. Some folk need io '
have the cobwebs swept from their
Can you name a country that has
at least one more mau within its bor
ders than is desired? It starts with
an "II"' and ends with a *,d."
Thc peace conference can outline
a code of laws for the nations of the
earth but it can not by enactment
make the Huns a truthful people.
The greatest disappointment Mr.
Ford will have in publishing a new.--;
paper .viii be in his pro?t account, j
Ho has been used to "Ford" profits. !
Genserve food when you serve ii. ?
Eat a sufficiency but do not waste a
crumb. The teeming millions of Eu
rope need all we can spare and then
Trie pen of our soldier boys is as
mighty as their sword. The first thing
we read in every paper we pick up is
the personal message contained in
letters from France.
Next to the empty sleeves to be
fou:..i in Europe, tito empty Christ
mas stockings that wiil be among
thou ands of orphan children will
cause keenest sorrow.
We are not among those who be
lieve that vengeance should be wreak
ed upen the ox-kaiser, but we are
among those who believe that he
should not be allowed to go scot
The happiest, hornes Pt this broad
lam: of ours during thc approaching
holidays will be those around whose
Christmas table sits the erstwhile ab
sent saldier boy. And won't mother
do her best to have everything just:
the pink cf perfection for him? j
Slr. Ford's troubles are multiply:?
ihg. The announcement lia-, been
made that he will henci forth give ?i's
attention to editing anti publishing ?
a newspaper. We rather opine that
he will find more troubles in this new '
venture than are to be experienced '
in <. ?nnection with Ford cars.
The Figbt !s Cn.
For some time a determined fight j
has been made upon holders of cot- i
ton. and from the time the farmers
met and agreed upon cents as a 1
fair price for cotton, considering the
high cost of production under war ;
conditions, the "bears" have become
more and more determined. They;
seem to have defied the resolutions
of farmers in their efforts at price
Farmers can win this fight if they
will l>e equally as determined not to :
sell their cotton for less than a prof
itable price. Conditions at home and
abroad have been for some time fav
orable for "bear" speculators. But at i
the same time conditions in the South
arc rot altogether unfavorable to the
farmers. Unlike 1914, the banks are
well supplied with money and while
they may not be disposed to lend
heavily on cotton at this time, they
at least will not force the sale of cot
ton that is being held fer a higher
price by responsible men? I'1 1914
Southern banks were, in sense, .
fore d to press farmers to pay their
obligations. Now conditions are very
With a short crop for 19IS, with
but little surpplus brought over, with
a very small supply in Europe and a
heavy foreign demand soon to open
with abundant southern money avail
!? io ali! tho farmers, if they do
; . win this fight for a reasonable
rice for cotton they need hot ex
ec t io win at any future time; Con
.'i ?ons ai homo and abroa:! will prob
never in* again so favorable for
.:. Fi is true that financial condi
tions road ar (his time are net fnv
. . but ir will not be long before
: he European countries; tho largest
I uycrs of raw cotton, will be in a
condition to purchase considerable
?ci .ten. Just as the United States will
;; lp to feed Eurone, so will tins
ci lintry aid in clothing naked Eu
Again Wv- urge farmers to hold
their cotton for a better price.
Extract From Letter From
Capt. Wm. Carier Con
cerning Lieut. Wad
"I v. Allen is my right hand. He
ha? proven himself the most energet
ic officer in the Train. That is, he is
the most efficient for Iiis rank. He
has been recommended for promo
tion to first lieutenant and that is
one reason why I postponed going
to an artillery school. I am awaiting
iii- promotion so that he will be in
charge in my absence and wiil stand
in line for a captaincy should I be as
sighed elsewhere. He has boen un
der shel! fire mere than once and
took no more notice of the danger to
himself than if it had been rain in
stead of high explosive, and his fir.-t
thought is the safety of the men and ?
horses He is even- inch a SOLDIER.
We are indebted to Mrs. Wallace
Townsend for the above extract from
the loiter of her brother. Capt. Car
ter. Mrs. Townsend was Quida Car
ter, so well known and loved in Edge
field. . ?
En loria "nment at Colliers.
Will you please announce through
your paper that there wiil be an en
tertainment at Colliers school on
Friday evening. December 13th, at;
8 o'clock. Among other interesting!
features, the men of Colliers will pre-;
sent "A Womanless Wedding." The
: roceeds are to ho used for the bene
fit of tiie Piano Fund.
Everybody come and bring some- '
body else. Thank you. I
Bertha Lee Ferguson.
Leiter From ' Uncle Iv."
After a leng silence I will write
you again. I was at the Association i
the Red Oak Grove church in Sep
tember and met with so many people
thai I knew and was so glad to see .
. .. I
Fer quite a while 1 was so anxious:
to meet your moderator for it was lie ?
ihat wrote me on hearing of thc 1
. ?th of our daughter. I loved him ;
bef< re and that letter made me love
him more. And there are othar who,
f ' very near to rue.. I can see them i
now. But it would take ton much I
sj ace ir. your paper to name them all
but ju-t must name few of them:
Yourself} Eddie, W. B. Cogburn, A.
S. Tompkins from your village; Then;
:!: rc were thc '.wo ladies from your
village that will not allow me to,call
ti: m Mrs. Minis am! Mrs. Tillmani
bri just Florence and Mamie. Ail
right. So wh :: 1 bid them goobbye
I just say, "Goodbye; Florence, good
bye. Mamie/' God bless, guide and
ct them in their noble work.
X : v ry long after coming back
to my home in Georgia I was taken
si Idenly rick and for several 'noars
hone thought I would ever recover;
not even the physician that was call
ed h t' see m.- and for about thirty
hours ? thought my time had come to
depart from this world but am still
lure. For what purpoe God alone
knows. But I am hot at ail strong
and never expect to be again. This
year has brought me much sorrow 1
and grief but in it a'l God has not
forsaken me and never will if I will
i'.liv trust Him, which 1 am trying to
You don't know the goori il does
?ne to read the soldiers' letters; A 1
good many of tin m 1 know and oth
ers 1 knew the. parents of. I don't
know that I would be writing these
lines how heal I not read Tee Bailey's
letter wanting to know what had be
come of ' ousin Iv Morgairr so here
i arti, Tee. and 1 am so glad to know
that you are a Christian. Would to
(iod all our soldier boys .were Chris
tians. Their parents could stand to
see them go so much better.
I have a s< n. E. T., somewhere ov
. r eas but don't know where. Ile
sailed on the <Jth of October and I
? i a (ard on or about the 23rd of
October saying tia; vessel on which
!:?? sailed had arrived safely over
seas.. Have heard nothing from him
since the vessel landed. We are very
;.:.-.:< us to know if he is well but can
inly wail. Daily I walk to my mail
box a mile away hoping to get a let
ter/ When none comes a prayer as
cends to God to keep my boy safe
: 1 send him home again, "fis ali
that I can do.
Is the war ended? I don't know.
W co br but God--dbes !;hc\v. But
lo . . .
thai "Hope viihotu expectation is
no : Ic" that bc true 1 vant to
5.?.:.* thai my nope is noi hope for ?
?eve ; or better
say, thc Kaiser I-, trying h's very best
to hri?.: about a split among the Al
bos. Hera my, hope I bsliovo is hopo
for I don't believe he will succeed in
splitting the Ailles who have stood
shoulder to shoulder in the straggle
for tht freedom of the world; Oh. no.
I believe God lins been and is now
on the side of thc Allies asid that we
will have a new world and a better
world to live in or our children and
grandchildren viii. Guess 1 have said
enough on this hue. Now for some- j
thing else. j
Are the farmers sewing any wheat
and eats? Yes. sir, and stii! sowing. |
Some are not sewing ail they intend j
now but will finish after Christsias.
Crops are all gathered and full :
cribs of corn .speak for the cr-.j). Are
the farmers selling their cotton?
Very few have sold any since it drep
ined be low SO cc nts. Neither are they
sending il to the warehouses to be
stored but are carrying it. back to j
their home?-and say, they intend :
keeping it until they can get U"> cents;
a pound for it. Of course some few ?
had to sdi to meet their obligations
but very few have had to sell all
S;> far In the immediate neighbor
hood where we live ibo influenza has
not been very fatal. In fact only two
or three families had any severe eas.
es-and only two deaths. North of j
the line of the Georgia Railroad '
quite a number have been seriously"]
ii! and several deaths have occurred'
but the (?! ease seems to be on the j
decrease at present.
1 see in your la1:! issue that H. E.I
Mealing (Ohl Mike? and his daugh
ter Neil are go ir.g to North Augusta:
io live with Mary. H. E.'s daughter j
who has a nice home there. 1 was'
e:?:d to see a notice of their intend- ?
ed move in the letter from Hardys. ;
I also notice, M?. Editor, that you
are being thc recipient of some large .
potatoes but no "possums. Well, I j
wish I were nearer you. 'possums;
are plentiful down here and Hook j
?my bull dog) is hard to beat tree-j
ihg them. Sn when you get your au
to itt me kn(>\v a few days ahead!
when you will take dinner with us j
and we will have 'possum and "ta
ters" for dinner or would you rather
I weald send you one? If so. don't be
surprised; No. 1 don't hunt but my
sons do, anti they have caught so
many that vc imagine they don't
No hogs killed yet but ready for
slaughter as soon as the weather is
. . .. I
not pi . .. . No,
Sir! Rca ho: ? weigh from :* to
i EREA-S, John I'.
. Estate of Nathan
ceased, on li:.s the Urti day vf Decem- j i
Tlii-.sff Aili-: THERE DRE, te
cite 'any and all kindred, creditors,
or parties interested; to .-;T>W eau:,1
before me at my office ut Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, bil the
3rd day of January, 1919 at 11
o'clock a. m.. whj sahl order of Dis
charge should no. be granted. .
\V. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. Gi, E. .'., S. C. j
3rd December; 1918 !
All persons are ii n by forbidden !
Lo hunt, fish or trespass iii any man-!
ncr whatsoever upon thc ?ands own
ed or controlled by the undersigned.
All persons who fail to heed this no
tice V.'ili bc dealt with according lo
M. T. TURNER
.J. D. KIDSON,
W. I', t O LEMAN Estate
per B. WALSH.
L! . r - A ' :V ."? a: Inc V. toi
Monday, December 12, in the pub
road between the home of .J. iL
Blocker sind Edgefield; Reward ot
$ 10.00 if returned io Manly Ouzts;
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
and don't delay your Christmas shopping till the last hour-do it
now and avoid the rush that is sure to happen. When one is rushed
they are apt to buy something that they don't like later on.'and why
should they pass it on to one of their friends when they are not
likely to he pleased with it either. Don't merely indulge in swap
ping presents, give something that will please. Be sensible in your
purchase this Christmas. Come in and let us show you around, and
you will be sure to find something that is sure to please the one who
is to receive the gill.
THINK OVER THESE ITEMS:
Umbrellas in silk and cotton, Sweaters, Shirt
Waists in silk and cotton, Skirts, Dresses,
Underwear, Hosiery, Ribbons. Hair Brushes
and Sets, Picture Frames in Ivory and Sil
ver, Cut Glass, Bed-Room Slippers, Shoes,
Handkerchiefs, Dolls, Dress Patterns, Jewelry
THE CORNER STORE
vepy Department Well
Wc placed large orders early loi- the several departments on our second floor and
invite our friends, the ladies especially, to inspect these attractive goods.
We are showing some good values in bed-room suits. Also see our sideboards,
Ti -racks* sofas, dining tables and china closets. A beautiful assortment of rockers to
si k ci (rom.
Wc have a large stock of iron and enameled beds and thc best bcd springs on the
nt; A large stock of cotton and frit mattresses.
Wc exit nd .". special imitation to lin- ladies to come and see our beautiful assort
mi ii of rugs and arl squares. Many attractive designs at very reasonable prices.
Wc have bought a large stock of stoves, ranges and heaters. Now is thc time to
d sea rd your <>l<l one and purchase a new one.
We were never heller supplied than now to fill the needs ol our customers in har
li ,s, bridles and saddles. Large assort ment to select from.
Our undertaker's department is well supplied with collins and caskets of all sizes
and prices. A share of your patronage is solicited. Our hearse responds to all calls
( In our first floor will be found a large stock of heavy
groceries and plantation supplies. We buy in large
quantities and can make very satisfactory prices.
Large shipment of Texas oats for seed-no better quality on thc market. Let us
lill vour orders.