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/. L. MIMS,
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be poatoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, R?solu
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Wednesday, April 25
Germany is now having her Ham
burg riot. _
John Barl?ycorn is falling back fas
ter than Hindenburg.
The Germans seem to be in need of
forty years more of preparation.
When it takes two nickels to buy a
loaf of bread somebody is going
hungry. _ _
In making a selection from the va
rious forage crops, think of the V's in
If the average dinner pail were
weighed, it would be found wanting
in variety, if not in quantity
If you can't do guard duty for your
country, you can do gardening duty,
which is almost as important.
Dr. W. T. Kinnaird will officially
hang out his sign this morning. Won
der who will get prescription No. 1?
It is to be hoped that the severance
of our relations with Turkey is only
temporary and that the normal status
will be restored by Thanksgiving.
In the first half of the war MIGHT
predominated but in the latter half
RIGHT will prevail. However, we can
not say" All is well that ends well."
If our congressmen can fight as well
as some of them can debate and d?lay
legislation, every man of them should
be sent to the front.
As President Wilson can do almost
everything else, we wonder if he can
converse fluently with Premier Viviani
and Marshall Joffre in their own
Do not allow an idle plot of ground
on your premises in 1917. Make every
available spot produce some life-sus
taining crop. Better grow vegetables
Relief ships, hospital ships and war
ships all look alike and meet alike fate
at the hands of the Germans. Their
heartlessness permits of no discrimina
Some of the wise ones say the war
will last for years and years. But
here's hoping that "Uncle Sam" will
find a peace proclamation in his Christ
Some automobiles claim to be blue
blooded and turn up their noses at
other machines. But, if we mistake
not, all of them descended alike from
them wheel-barrow or jinrikisha.
The latest type of submarine is an
L-boat. Have we got to run the en
tire gamut of the alphabet with sub
marines before the war closes? If so,
hasten the christening of the Z-boat!
The slump from four quarts to one
will make only one drink possible in
future where four were taken before.
Yet the whiskey people say prohibi
tion does not curtail the consumption
? of whiskey.
The high coat of living seems to
have brought a new word, kitchenette,
into existence. It probably means a
diminutive kitchen, which is better
.suited to the diminished supply of our
Distillers admit that they have 211,
.900,000 gallons of intoxicants stored in
?bonded warehouses. Then why make
more grain into whiskey when the entire
world is suffering from hunger or
high prices of foodstuffs?
As much as the old Kaiser appreci
ates the firm resolve of; the German
people to "stand by him" to the end,
we have a sneaking notion that he pre
fers for them to stand in front of him
in this emergency.
The people of the goodly town of
Anderson never do things by halves.
For example, an Anderson lady re
cently purchased the entire bond issue
of a school district, amounting to $8o,
000. As for that, the people of Spar
tanburg never do things by halves
either. For example, Col. Harold
Booker of The Journal never stops at a
half-gallon of buttermilk.
Wonder what the old moss-backs,
who seem to want women to hide their
light under a bushel, will say of Gov
ernor Manning's act of selecting some
intelligent women to work along with
the men, some of them effective speak
ers, in the campaign for food pre
Should Close Distilleries.
In advocating and legislating in fa
vor of national preparedness, by both
conserving and increasing the food
supply of the country, President Wil
son and Congress will be inconsistent
if they fail to close the distilleries and
breweries of the country that are an
nually destroying, rendering unfit
for food, enough cereals to feed nearly
8,000,000 persons an entire year.
According to a statement given out
by the distillers and brewers them
selves, the enormous quantity of 050,
000,000 bushels of grain is annually
made into beer and whiskey. Why
urge an increase in the production of
foodstuffs and then not stop this wan
ton waste? Granting that the people
need and must have intoxicating li
quors, which is not true, there is now
stored in government warehouses suf
ficient quantity to supply a normal de
mand several years. Therefore, the
closing of distilleries and breweries du
ring the period the war lasts will not
work a hardship on anyone. Those
who are now employed in these plants
can readily find employment in other
lines. The cry is for men everywhere;
not only by the government for ser
vice at the front, but by corporations
all over the country that have more
orders than can be filled.
By diverting the grain that is now
consumed in making intoxicants into
other channels, prices can be held at
a lower level through this increase of
grain available for food. Let's stop
the making of corn into liquor, - in or
der that the people may have more
meal for making bread. Unless the
government places an embargo on
grain consumption for this purpose, as
one of the first war measures enacted,
it will be grossly inconsistent and
grievously negligent in safeguarding
the people's interests in this time of
unprecedented strain and stress.
Corporations Often Misjudged.
It used to be said, more than now,
that corporations have no souls. But
the making of a sweeping charge or
statement, including all corporations
in one class, is manifestly unjust. Cor
porations reflect the men who manage
them, being altogether what these
men make them. Those that are man
aged by men who are unreasonable in
their requirements, arbitrary and un
scrupulously exacting in their dealings
with men, deserve to be classed as hav
ing no souls. But we believe only a
small per cent, rightly belong to this
class. Most corporations of to-day are
conducted upon broad, generous lines
which cause them to deserve, and there
fore should receive, favorable rather
than unfavorable criticism.
The very generous aid that cot
ton mills are giving their employees
in the various phases of welfare
work shows that these corporations
have souls, or at least their manag
ers have more than "a spark of di
vinity" in them.
The aid that railroads give in
free transportation and in various
other ways when human suffering
is to be relieved at home and
abroad indicates \,bat many of these
large corporations are not altogether
devoid of the milk of human kind
The way in which some banks
and other corporations are co-ope
rating in the food preparedness
campaign likewise disproves the
sweeping assertion that "corpora
tions have no souls." Unfortunate
ly, some corporations are manned
by men of dwarfed and shrivelled
souls who take no thought of the
welfare of others, their greed for
gold, and then more gold, shutting
out everything but the advancement
of their own selfish interests. Such
corporatins are never helpful to any
except their selfish owners. How
ever, these are in the minority.
Card of. Thanks,
We tase this privilege of ex
pressing our sincere thanks and ap
oreoiation to our friends and' rela
tives for their many acts of kind
ness, during the recent illness- and
death of my husband and our
Mrs. S. L. Roper,
Mrs. J. G. McKie,
Mrs. W. H. Moss,
Mrs. Joseph Ripley,
Mrs. W. E. Ousts,
Mr. A, H. Roper,
Miss Lula Roper,
Miss Sue Roper,
Miss Lila Roper,
Miss Anna Roper.
Your cash money will go a long
ways toward supplying your needs
at our store this week. Special
values in dry goods and slippers.
Do not miss these bargains.
The Corner Store.
A Trip to old Gilgal.
It was on the occasion pf the
burial of Mrs.Clarissa Strother (Cla
rissa Bowles she was), who died
yesterday. She was the daughter
of old Major Isaac Bowles, who
years ago surveyed and made a map
of the entire county of Edgefield."
The writer remembers to have
often sppnt the night at their hos
pitable home, before Miss Clarissa's
marriage, when I was their pastor,
the pastor of old Gilgal. There, it
was my privilege to marry her to
Mr. Strother of Saluda county.
She died at the home of her sister,
Mrs. Dean in South Greenwood, and
her remains were taken today to
While the occasion that called
me there was sad, yet it was a plea
sure for me to go with the bereav
ed family and to meet so many old
friend*, many whom I had baptized
and married. Mr. Pomp Cheatham
was <me of these. He asked me if
I remembered how long it had been
since I married him? No, I could
uot think. He said it had been 34
Then Mr. Carr Williams and the
several other Williamses aud Grif
tises and Moigans, Corleys, Byrds,
Dr. Self and the Stroms, etc.
It was pleasant, indeed, to be there.
Memories of former days were
sweet, mingled with the present day
sadness, in the death of our sister.
Dr. Josh Bell of Blythe. Ga.,
who married a sister of the deceas
ed, who is now a member of the
Georgia Legislature was over to at
tend the burial and funeral.
Then, there is also another reason
that makes this old church a sacred
place to me, and that is, it is where
my sainted mother was baptized
when she was a young lady, before
her marriage. She was baptized by
Rev. James Childs.
Mrs. Strother was 69 years of age
and was remarkable for her quiet,
Christian life, having joined the
Gilgal church when quite young.
G. W. Bussey.
Richard Carroll to the Colored
The Civic Preparedness commis
sion, colored, working under and in
cooperation with the white commis
sion, Col. D. R. Coker, chairman,
was given instructions by Col. Cok
er, and urged to go immediately to
work and prevail upon our people
to plant plenty of foodstuffs, econo
mize and act at once. A chairman
from each county was appointed
and instructed to work in coopera
tion with the white people and farm
demonstration agents white and
colored. Mr. Sparks, secretary of
the commission, with headquarters
in The State company's building,
Columbia, S. C., is ready to give
information to colored county chair
men. The time to do effective work
is short. Colored people should
call meetings and organize on qr
before April 28. Here is a chance
for every colored leader, preacher,
teacher to show bis interest in his
race. There is no money for the
leaders in this movement, as I
know of, and nobody is promised
any money, but every Negro that is
interested in his race has a chance
now to show himself loyal by giv
ing voluntary and grateful service.
The white farmers can do erreat
good by giving instructions to the
colored people and disseminating
the information they get in the
communities where they live. The
colored people would do well in the
few remaining Sundays in this
month to pro" V. the full gosptl
salvation of soul and body.
The Newberry patriotic meeting
on the 17th was the best I know,' of
and the most effective and far-reach
ing. The white farmers came to
the court house on the day o* the
meeting bringing with them the
colored farmers to hear the speech
es on Preparedness. I believe that
the negroes in every county ia the
State will see more clearly their
duty if the Newberry example is
followed. Every negro preacher,
teacher and pastor should get busy
with both tongue and ?pen. What
ever time I have to give to this
work, I am giving free of charge
and I ara not asking anybody to do
what I am not doing. If anyone
wishes to do so, come to my place
in Kendal ?town when I am at home
and you will see that I am giving
free ot charge and ? am preaching
along this line. I leave on the 28tb
for Alabama to spend one week and
I am urging our people between
now and that time to get busy and
plant every vaeant lot in something
to eat for man and beast.
Chairman Negro Civic Prepared
ness Commission for South Caro
How To Give Quinine To Children.
FEBRILTNEisthetrnde-mnrk name given to on
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleat',
tint to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
it the next time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
name FEURILINE is blown ia bcUle. 25 cent*
Tribute to Mr. Samuel L. Roper.
[Written by Miss Anna Roper.]
How well do I remember
The days in which I roamed
When I in glee was pratling
Around my father's home.
When he in joy would greet me
With smiles in pleasant form
And to his heart would press me
While holding in his arms.
T'was then I knew no sorrow
That lasted over a dav
For smiles of precious father
Would drive them all away.
For I was then unconscious
Of what I'd have to meet
When I would be no longer
Around my father's feet.
But days and years kept passing
Until that awful day
That father heard the summons
Th'it called him far away.
T'was April the nineteenth
' Of nineteen and seventeen
That brought the saddest day
That we had ever seen.
But we could not resist it,
For t'was God's call of love
That took him from our presence
Into his home above.
And now he is done with sorrow
With aches and pains and grief
For in that parting hour
He found a sweet relief.
But oh, my precious father,
I miss him here below
Though he was old and feeble
His steps were faint and slow.
Yet precious was his presence
To have him by our side
And hear his words of council
To help us o'er life's tide.
Yet nott since he departed
His voice I still can hear
Though far away in distance
It seems that he is near.
His body now lies quiet
In Horn's Creek church yard
With nothing but the angels
His silent form to guard.
But again he wiil awaken
And from the dust arise
To greet again his children
Beyond the vaulted skies.
And then there'll be no parting
With papa any more
And we can dwell together
On Canaan's happy shore.
Card of Thanks.
We adopt this means of express*
pressing our grateful appreciation
to our neighbors and friends for
their many kindnesses rendered du
ring the illness aud death of our
father. We are more thankful
than we can express in words for
these many thoughtful acts of kind
ness, and hope that some day we
may be able to render some service
to these friends that will in a
measure repay them.
Mrs. G. A. Talbert,
W. R. E. Winn,
W. A. Winn,
W. L. Winn,
W. E. Winn,
T. C. Winn,
J. E. Winn,
R. M. Winn,
E. P. Winn,
Miss Maggie Winn.
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
and High School.
First Grade-J. R. Timmerman, Fitz
maurice Byrd, Mazie Kemp, Lois Cog
burn, Ned Nicholson, Maxcie Holston,
Carolyn Dorn, Byrnes Ouzts, Wilber
Moore, Alice Hume. Advanced first
Maurice Rubenstein, Ralph Quarles,
Mary Thurmond, Margie Prescott.
Second Grade-Effie Allen Lott,
Frances Louise Townsend, Martha
Thurmond, June Nicholson, Milton
Swearingen, Sarah Hughes, Mary
Lynch, Orlando Morgan, Margaret
Strom, Frances Wells, William Cog
burn, June Hume, Elizabeth Johnson.
Third Grade-Julia Strom, Elizabeth
Bailey, John Curran Feltham, Albert
Rainsford, Kathrine Stewart, Luther
Johnson, Hansford Mims, Renand
Shannonhouse, Janet Timmons, Carrie
Fourth Grade-Allen George Thur
mond, Robert Tompkins, Jack Feltham,
Odel Holston, Rhett Morgan, Mary
Fifth Grade-Elizabeth Lott, Isabel
Byrd, John Wells, Gladys Lawton, Al
len Edwards, Wallace Sheppard, Ben
Sixth Grade-Lillian Pattison, George
Tompkins, Mitchell Wells, William
Strom, Raymond Folk, Eleanor Mims,
Robert Ouzts, Mattie Saunders, Helen
Nicholson, Gertrude Thurmond.
Seventh Grade-William Folk, Rhae
Timmerman, Dixon Timmerman, Ed
Sar Padgett, William Jones, Mary
ficholson, Ruth Paul, Thelma Jack
son, Elizabeth Rives, Raymond Dun
Eighth Grade-Carolee Cogburn,
Frances Jones, Reba Cogburn, Sarah
Lyon, Fannie Ouzts, Edith Ouzts.
Ninth Grade-Margaret Blocker,
James Sharpton, Hob Byrd, Ilene Har
ing, Edwin Folk.
Tenth Grade-Margaret May, Willie
Peak, Neta Ouzts.
Eleventh Gr ade-Ouida Pattison, Em
mie Broadwater, Pearl Quarles.
Collett & Mitchell
Large stock of Drugs and Drug Sundries always
on hand-fresh from the leading manufacturers.
Prescriptions accurately compounded from
drugs any hour of the day or night.
A Share of Your Patronage
Spring and Summer
Warm weather is here, and we must lay aside heavy
clothing of all kinds and don what the season demands.
In supplying your needs for warm weather garments
come in and let us show you through our large
Spring Clothing, Shoes
Dry Goods, Notions
We placed large orders early and are in a positions
to make as close prices as any merchant in this section.
If we haven't in our large stock what you want we will
order it for you. Come in to see us.
Daitch Bros. Bargain Store j
Next Door to Farmers' Batik
F. E. GIBSON, President LANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets,
Our Motto: S
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER o
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in der
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAMES FRANK & SON, Augasta, Ga.
Our Edgefield Friends
are invited to make our store their headquarters when
when in Augusta.
On our first floor we carry a large stock of Cloth
ing, Hats and Furnishings for boys and men. We
buy from the largest manufacturers, therefore we
show the most stylish and the best of everything.
See our large assortment of Underwear, Shirts,
On our second floor we have our Ladies' Depart
ment, showing the latest in Tailored Suits, Evening
Dresses, Waists, Skirts, etc. We invite the Edge
field ladies to visit our store. A cordial welcome
will be extended them.
J. Willie Levy Company