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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, July 9.
Germany hos ratified the treaty.
Can an American Congress afford to
Something to be thankful for: On
ly seven American soldiers on duty
in Russia married Russian women.
Everybody is eagerly awaiting to
see in whose hat that big, luscious
plum, the Federal judgeship of the
Western District will fall.
So far as our information extends,
Edgefield county was not represented
at the Willard-Dempsey slugging
match, and we are proud of it.
As long as Americans can plank
down more than a half million dollars
to witness a brutal prize fight, they
should not complain of the high cost
Alabamians allowed the man with
his 500 gallons of liquor en route to
Cuba to pass through that State. But
Georgians couldn't let such a good
thing pass. They stopped it.
Old Hindenburg asks to be tried
instead of the ex-kaiser. He should be
tried, not instead, but along with him.
They are birds of a feather, veritable
vultures, and should receive the same
Those Columbia people who are
kicking against the raise in street car
fare should be thankful that it was
not put into effect before this. About
everything else has advanced, then
why not street carfares?
If half what Mr. Burleson's critics
say about him is true, President Wil
son should cause a vacancy to occur
in the cabinet at once. But we have a
sneaking notion that many of his crit
ics are only "hit dogs" that are
The city of Toledo gained notoriety
through the prize fight held there last
week but the notoriety was something
of the same kind of notoriety that
has come to the autocrat who had an
ambition to rule the world by brute
force. Such publicity is more of a
liability than an asset.
In order to stay the hand of the
murd erer, the State of Missouri has
returned to capital punishment. Ex-j
ecution will be by hanging, the old
time way. If there is any way that
will terrorize those of murderous in
tent in South Carolina more than the
electric chair, it should be resorted
Greenville Most Charming Hoit.
Nearly one hundred editors and
publishers gathered in Greenville
last week to attend the 45th session
of the South Carolina Press Associa
tion, and there was not a dull moment
from the time foot was set upon
Greenville's soil to the parting hour.
The Greenville people through the
committee on entertainment consist
ing of Rion McKissick, B. H. Peace,
George Koester and F. M. Burnett,
the latter being the secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, left nothing
undone that would contribute in any
manner whatsoever to the pleasure
of their guests from all parts of the
The attendance upon the conven
tion was very large and the business
sessions were both interesting and
helpful to-the members of the craft.
The opinion was expressed by many
that it was the best session of the
Press Association held in ten years.
The social intercourse, the personal
touch, that these meetings afford is
helpful to the newspaper folk. It
helps members of every craft or pro
fession to meet their fellow workers
face to face. As the Imperial Hotel
was selected as convention headquar
ters, the business sessions being held
there also, an opportunity was afford
ed for the newspaper workers to min
gle with each other much of the time.
The luncheon that was given in
honor of the newspaper men by the
Greenville Rotary Club at the Impe
rial Hotel was a very pleasing fea
ture, and the automobile trip over
the mountains from Greenville to
Hendersonville, with dinner at tba
iat'ter place, was likewise a source of
great pleasure. But the climax of the
lavish entertainment came Wednes
day night when a banquet was given
in the large dining room of the hotel
by the people of Greenville. After one
knows the Greenville people there is
not any longer wonder why the
Mountain City grows by leaps and
bounds. In a subsequent issue The
Advertiser will go more into detail
concerning Greenville's rapid growth.
The 1919 session of the South Car
olina Press Association will long be
.remembered by those who attended
as one of the best sessions in its his
tory. The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: Pr?si
dant, A. B. Jordan, editor of the Dil
lon Herald; first vice-president, H.
G. Osteen, editor of the Sumter Item;
second vice-president, Rion McKis
sick, editor of the Greenville Pied
mont; secretary, Mason Brunson, ed
itor of the Florence Times, and
treasurer, August Kohn of the News
Merciless Profiteering Prevented.
j Some rather unpatriotic individu
als who were disposed to resent the
! efforts of the food administration to
conserve and equalize the distribution
of food stuffs during the war can
find in the present acute sugar situa
j tion, good reason for government
I restrictions and control during the
war. With sugar now selling in some
cities at 22 cents a pound, eight
months after the cessation of hostili
Ities, what would have been the top
: most price a year ago had the govern
ment not effectively throttled profit
eernig? Why, flour might have been
$25 the barrel, sugar 30 or 40 cents
the pound and meats and fats of all
kinds ranged around a dollar a
?pound. Conscienceless speculators
?would have profiteered mercilessly
?had not the government taken hold
of the situation with a firm hand.
Sundry reasons are given for the
present sugar shortage, but who can
say that speculation is not back of it
all, causing an apparent shortage of
supply in order to extort unreason
able prices? If this be their purpose,
let's consume less sugar and defeat
them at their own game.
Much Ado About Nothing.
The mouthy Kansas congressman
who is working overtime in order to
secure the passage of an act prohibit
ing the president of the United State
from going beyond the borders of his
own domain could engage in a more
profitable business. Anyway, the pas
sage of such a law now would be like
[locking the stable door after the
[family horse fiad been stolen.
Believing it to be his solemn duty
to go to Paris and participate
in the deliberations of the Peace Con
ference, President Wilson totally
. disregarding his critics who knew
? but little of what they were speaking,
?went abroad, accomplished his impor
tant mission and promptly returned
'to his post in Washington. Most peo
jple outside of the Republican party
I believe that the service which Presi
dent Wilson rendered his people and
the world at large justified his absent
ing himself from Washington. Fur
thermore, the Paris office was in con
i Stent communication with the White
House and the chief expecutive could
discharge his duties pertaining to
home affairs almost as well from
Ps.ris as from the White House.
Granting that President Wilson
Wilson made a mistake by going
abroad, it is now too late to correct j
it and it is quite pi-obable that cen
turies will come and go before it will ?
be necessary, if ever again, for the
president of the United States to go
abroad. Therefore viewed from every
angle, the Kansas congressman is mak
ing much ago about nothing.
Dr. B. F. Jones Charming Host.
Nearly 150 friends of Dr. and Mrs.
B. F. Jones were recipients of their
thoughtful and very beautiful hos
pitality Friday, July the fourth, at
their annual barbecue given on their
farm. For several years Dr. Jones has
provided a bountiful feast on a well
shaded hillside near a bold spring of
icy water out on his farm and has bid
den his friends share the pleasures of
the day with him., The hash and meats
on this occasion were thoroughly
cooked, well seasoned and faultlessly
serged, making the feast one that was
thoroughly enjoyed by all who were
honored with invitations. In addition
to the good things to eat, ice lemon
ade was as free as the air, refreshing
everybody throughout the day. The
occasion will afford pleasant memo
ries to the nearly 150 ladies and gen
tlemen, boys and girls, all friends of
Dr. and Mrs. Jones, who were invited.
C3.I?.N(?rS NFto ?SSC?VESTS
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Tragic Death of E?gar Lanham
A great number of people in Edge
field were very happy Sunday over
the success of the dedication of the
Baptist church ml tbs splendid j el
lowship that seemed to permeate the
atmosphere, but the day was brought
to an unspeakabiy sad close by the
tragic death of ??dgnr Lanham, who
with his sisters worshipped at the
Baptist church morning and after
noon, partaking of the dinner there
with his young friends. Not in a long
time have so many Edgefield people
been so completely overcome as on
Sunday afternoon when the sad news
reached town that Edgar was drown
ed about six o'clock in the deep pool
at the old quarry.
He together with about eight or
ten other young men motored to the
quarry late Sunday afternoon, as is
the custom of many Edgefield boys
during the summer, for a swim in the
daep pool at the quarry. Edgar was
among the first to take a plunge in
the water and after he swam out
nearly midway the pool, probably GO
feet from the bank, he was seen to
flounder in the water and call for as
sistance. Three young men, Eddie
Talbert, Morris Deal and Aldrich
Cheatham, swam at once to him but
were unable to rescue him. He soon
sank to the bottom. In his efforts to
save Edgar, one of the young men
came near losing his life also. After
Edgar disappeared several dived far
beneath the surface in the hope that
?he could yet be rescued but failed to
?locate him. m
The news of his tragic death spread
?rapidly and soon a considerable num
jber of persons gathered to offer as
sistance in recovering his body but
'probably two hours passed before it
I was located in water about 20 feet
An act of splendid heroism, than
. which the knights of old never per
formed a more valorous deed, was
I that of Mr. William P. Yonce, who,
seeing that all other means had fail
?ed to recoved the body of the widely
j beloved young man, swam out to
j where the body had been located and
dived straight down 20 feet and re
turned, after such a long interval
that anxiety was felt for his safety,
with the form of Edgar under his
Late in the night it was that the
hearse reached the parental home at
Ropers bearing the corpse of the
youngest child in the home, within
seven days of his 20th birthday.
When good-byes were said- in the
early forenoon, when Edgar and. his
sister left in their car for Edgefield,
no one thonght the beautiful Sabbath
day would have, so terrible an ending.
Monday afternoon the funeral was
conducted at Republican church, of
which church he wa-"; a member, Dr.
R. G. Lee officiating. Se!dom deas or.c
see so large a gathering cf rc*r.'.rves
and friends at a fenerr.! wlr.ch, to
gether with the beautiful flora! t.'.b-1
utes, bore evidence of Edgar's prr.i-1
laxity among the people who kn:v/ ?
him best. Everybody had a gocd word
to say about this exemplary young
man who filled so large a place in the
?home and in the community life.
Edgar was in the last registration
j but was granted deferred classifica
tion by the board because his pa
rents, Rev. and Mrs. P. B. Lanham,
had already sent two sons into the
service, Preston to the training camp
and William to the navy. Later, how
ever, Edg?r did not feel satisfied to
remain at home with his two broth
ers at the front and insisted that he
be allowed to volunteer. So strong
was his desire to yield to patriotic
impulse and so unselfish was his na
ture that it was only after much rea
soning and pleading that he changed
The town of Edgefield has had
scores and hundreds of young men
to come here from the country to
attend school or enter some line of
business but not one endeared him
self to those with whom he came in
contact so much as did Edgar Lan
ham. He was properly reared and
trained in a Christian home and when
he went from the walls of that home,
he was the same young gentleman
that he was under the eyes of father
and mother. Everybody trusted him,
everybody honored him and every
body who really knew Edgar Lanham
He is survived by his devoted pa
rents, four sisters, Mrs. H. W. Mc
Kie, Mrs. Harry Bunch, Mrs. Mattie
McKutchen and Miss Lena Lanham,
and two brothers, Preston and Will
iam Lanham. William is still in the
navy and could not attend the funer
FOR SALE: One cow fresh to pail.
Three and a half gallons of milk, and
a pound and a half of butter per day.
Perfectly gentle and broke to line.
W. W. FULLER,
Edgefield, S. C.
This Week July Specials
We are putting on a sale for July, beginning with this
All hats in the millinery department at One-Third
Off. Better come and pick the hat you have been
wanting, as hats are in greater demand than anything
We have on hand a small' lot of wash (white) skirts
that were left over from the one-third-off sale that we
are going to close out at one-half price. Look into this.
It is a bargain for you in the latest styles and best ma
terial for your money.
Don't forget that all Slippers and Oxfords are going
at one-third off, and that we have a few pairs left that
are being closed out at 50c. and $1.00 per pair. Your
size may be in stock now, but if you wait you won't be
able to secure it.
Also the men's and boys' underwear sale is still on at
15c, 39c, 59c and $1.15. This is a big saving if you have
to get any underwear for immediate needs. Come and
see what we have before you make your purchase.
Sale prices for cash money refunded if not satisfied.
Limited 48 hours.
The Corner Store
I will sell my ginnery and mill out
fit at Cleora, eight miles northwest of
Edgefield. Ginnery consists of fifty
horse boiler, forty-horse engine, three
seventy-saw gins, revolving press.
Grist mill has four-foot rocks, both
complete with shafting and belting.
W. T. REEL,
Cleora, S. C.
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