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Wednesday, August 8
It's a pity that Mutt and Jeff have
passed the conscription age.
Some crusty old bachelors say, "Mar
ry in' to keep out of the war is like
jumpin' out of the fryin' pan into the
While Joe Sparks and Billy Banks
are a standing advertisement of Co
lumbia "square meals," yet the gov
ernment, by providing hospital accom
modations on such a large scale at the
cantonment near the city, seems to
look with questioning eye upon those
While the evils of war far outweigh
the good, yet some wholesome reforms
are being made directly as the result
of the war. For example, the man
ner in which many of the cities are
having a genuine house-cleaning by
wiping out altogether the vice dis
Burbank a Practical Man.
Although the world stands aghast
and awe-stricken in contemplating the
achievements of Edison, Marconi,
Wright and others, yet their achieve
ments in the field of science and in
vention are not any more marvelous
that those of Burbank, the plant
wizard. He has during the past 50
years developed and perfected more
than 500 species of fruits, vegetables
and flowers and is in the present crisis
concentrating his genius and energies
upon the food problem. How fortu
nate it is for humanity that Burbank,
unlike many a man who possesses so
decided talent as to be classed as a
genius, is intensely practical. In
stead of devoting his efforts of the
past half century to certain forms of
plant life that would be of no actual
benefit to humanity, he has trans
formed seemingly worthless plants
into food-producing plants for man
and beast. The fruits of his toil have
been of practical benefit to his fel
He comes to the nation's rescue now,
a time when every effort, is being
made to increase the production of
food crops. In an interview a few
days ago Mr. Burbank said: "I am
putting my best into the problem of
growing more and better grains and
forage, to avert distress and the loom
ing tragedy of a world faced by star
vation. " What a privilege it is to be
living at a time when the world is be
ing blessed by Luther Burbank and
other scientists of his class.
. Government Money Helps Business. '
The flood-gates of the national
treasury are being opened and the
countless millions of dollars that were
paid for Liberty Bonds are now finding
their way back into the pockets of the
people who paid the money. There
will hardly be a section of the coun
try, any line of business or class of cit
izens that will not be benefitted by the
large amount that will be put into cir
culation. The enormous sums that are
being expended for labor and material
used in the construction of the canton
ments can already be felt and after
the newly drafted army has been
quartered in these camps the expen
ditures of the government will steadily
Men from practically every class of
skilled and unskilled workmen have
gathered in Columbia from all parts of
the State to assist in the construction
of the cantonment at that place. All
of them are paid high wages and money
is being sent back horne to their fami
lies. Quite a number have gone from
Edgefield county to enter the govern
ment employment in Columbia, and
now that farm work is practically
completed for a season it is probable
that others will go from this section.
After all, rawing a war fund of sev
eral billions of dollars is no strain
the government or drain on the peo
A large portion of the money s
finds its way back through the reg
channels of trade and every!
through whose hands it passes real
a profit. So, instead of produi
stagnation, by taking enormous s
out of circulation, the floating of a
loan by "Uncle Sam" stimulates
increases the volume of business,
is a somewhat anomalous condit
yet true, that war has meant incre*
prosperity to America. However, tl
are none so selfish as to desire the
continued in order that the wave
prosperity may rise higher and higi
Woman's * Missionary Unioi
Delegates will be seated by divisi<
wearing their colors.
10:00 A. M.-Executive commit
W. M. S. Session.
10:30 A. M.-Devotional, Mrs. A.
Hymn, "Jesus Calls Us."
Calendar topic for day.
Welcome, Miss Marjorie McKie
Response, Mrs. W. J. Gaines.
Superintendent's address and ch
report, Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Report of division presidents w
charts, Mrs. B. .N. Talbert, Mrs. Ji
Prescott, Mrs. J. M. Bussey.
Payment of expense fund.
Presentation of badges to honor I
Chart reports of secretary and tre
urer, Mrs. Prescott Lyon and M
Western Division Institute, our sch
of methods, Mrs. W. O. Whatley.
Aged Ministers' Relief, Mrs. W.
Message from State President, M:
W. E. Lott.
Recommendation of executive co
Margaret fund exerciser by nine gi
and boys of Hardy's church.
Election of nominating commits
Appointment of committees on til
and place and resolutions.
Appointment of messengers to E?g
field association at Rehoboth church.
Y. W. A. Session, Miss Emmie Lanna
Miss Emmie Lanham presiding.
2:30 P. M.-Processional ot' youi
Payment of expense fund for 1
South Carolina's Place in Southe]
Union, Mrs. J. W. Peak.
State Missions at Edisto, Mrs. W. I
Mission Study, Mrs. W. S. Middletoi
Sunbeam Session, Mrs. Mamie N. Tillma
' 10:30 A. M.
Hymn, "Jesus Calls Us."
March of children.
Devotional, prayer calendar topic fe
the day, Mrs. J. T. Grffiis.
Motto Scripture by Sunbeams.
Greetings from Hardy's Sunbeam.
Response, Lillian Pattison.
Roll call of bands, each presenting
Distribution of apportionment card
Payment of Sunbeam expense fund
Presentation of badges to honor roi
Address and chart report by Mrs
Mamie N. Tillman, Superintendent o
Solo by Ruth Prescott.
The Red Man, Eleanor Mims.
Victory Meeting of Honor Roll Band
presented by Mrs. Waker Stephens
Recitation, Margaret Courtney.
Method Class, Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
Mr. Lake's Sunbeam Song.
Message from State Corresponding
Secretary, Miss Kellah Fair.
Characters from Miss Lula Whilden's
"Life Sketches. "
Report of committees on literature
and personal service.
2:30 P. M.-Music.
History of Woman's Work in Edge
field Association, Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Report of nominating committee.
Election of officers.
Report of committee on time and
place and resolutions.
Report of committee on obituaries.
On August 24th, 1017, I will sell
at public auctioii all the personal
property belonging to estate of Mrs.
M. A. Houston, deceased, at my
residence on corner of Addison and
Lee streets, in the Town of John
ston, S. C., at eleven o'clock.
W. C. DERRICK,
Johnston, S. C., Aug. 6, *17.
Welcome of Blue to Grey Evi
dence of a United Nation,
No North, No South.
The men who wore the blue are
doing their utmost for the comfort
and enjoyment of the Confederate
veterans. When Geo. P. Harrison
commander-in-chief of the United
Confederate Veterana responded to
the address of welcome at the open
ing of the Washington convention.
"I point with pride and pleasure to
the reception which has bien ac
corded ns to-day." he said, "indeed,
I am informed that the suggestion
I of our invitation came from a gal
lant colonel of the union army,
Andrew Cowan, of New York,"
Gen. Harrison briefly referred to
the arbitrament of thu sword, de
claring that soon after the
war they buried the hatchet and
scalping knife in the roujrh sands of
the sea, saying that it was the cnmp
followers and politicians who were
slow to recognize the result. He
declared that when President Mc
Kinley wore a Confederate button
aud carried a miniature Confederate
Flag, presented to him by a bevy
of southern girls it was evidence of
a re-united country. But when I
contemplate the fact that Wood
row Wilson, a Southern mani has
been elected and is to-day President
of the United States, and as such
the commander-in-chief of its army
and navy, I know the war of sec
tions is over. And I here repeat
that those who wore the .gray are
as loyal to our country as those who
wore the blue, all of our passed
differences are settled. Let us
shake hands and be friends, said
Gen. Harrison. To-day cur sons
are registering in answer to their
country's call. Let us encourage
and^stand by thom, whether they
came from "Yankee-land" or Dixie
The importance of this re-union
is without parallel or comparison.
It will pass into memory as a
crowning event in the history of a
great nation, an epoch never to be
forgotton or obliterated from the
pages o f history or dimmed by the
passing of years. More than a
half century ago the men who wore
the gray, numbered by all as the,
evening shadows deepen upon us,
were snatched in youth from loving
embraces of devoted mothers, and
left our homes and fire-sides in the
defense of what we knew to be
right. With bright hopes, stub
born determination and that historic
southern chivalry surging ?hrough
our veins, we responded to the
trumpet's call and marched to the
tune of Dixie, with a heroisifr
never surpassed, rarely equaled,
and admired by both friend and
Inspiring as the strains of Dixie
were to us in '61 to 'C5, none the
less, I am sure, was the feeling of
l patroit?8m that came to each of us
while marchiog on historic Penn
sylvania avenue under the Stars and
Stripes, our country's Hag. to the
soul-inspiring strains of our national
anthem, "The Star Spangled Ban
ner, "?.and with throbbing hearts and
steadfast purposes proclaimed that
"long may it wave o'ef the land of
the free and the home of the brave."
If this re-union had as its only ob
ject the proof of a united country,
once divided, then this gathering
would be in vain. . If it is to sig
nify any special fact it is that love
reigns and hatred lives no more.
The loyalty to the Flag by the men
who wore the Gray has long and
permanently been established,
It is accepted that there is now
no North, no South, no East, no
West, except in so far as geographi
cal necessities require. The wel
come that we all received was not
only for the men who followed Lee
and Jackson, but also for the sons
and daughters, sponsors and maids.
The welcome was without qualifica
tion or mental reservation-the
freedom of the city, thc hospitality
of the people, was unlimited to the
men who wore the gray. The doors
of the city swung wide open to us.
This re-union will be cherished as
one of the precious events of my
life. Of course there will always
bc some "rough necks" who will
not agree with me when they read
this article, but I did not use their
glasses. I have written facts as I
saw, heard and felt while moving
about among the great multitude. I
shall always be glad that I was at
thc great peace celebration at Get
J. Russell Wright.
The rivalry between the two lo
cal doctors was very keen, and they
never lost an opportunity of scor
ing" off one another.
On one occasion they met and
Doctor Lancet said to his colleague:
"I notice that you occasionally
take a patient out for a drive."
"Yes" was Doctor Endem's re
ply, "I think it docs them good."
"But, my dear sir, it isn't profes
sional. I never do it."
"No," was Doctor Lancet's re
tort, "I notice that when your pa
tients go driving the undertaker usu
ally accompanies them."-Medical j
PARENT AND CHILD.
(Continued from First Page.)
else-a merchant, for instance->o
set op a different standard for the
child and attempt to hold the father
for it. Not only is this true, but
foi such necessaries as it is the duty
of the fri'her to furnish he can only
be held liable for his failure if the
fact is he is williner to furnish them
to the child no one else can do so
and recover from the father. If it
is the judgment of the father that
his child shall be reared in the most
rigid economy-and this despite the
fact that he is wealthy, the law per-|
mits him to do so, and does not al
low any one else to interfere with |
his plan of rearing, his own children.
As to a wife the rule would be dif
ferent for the wife meets the hus
band upon terms of equality and
must be supported according to his
As the parent has to support the
child the law gives to the parent the
earnings of the child during the
child's minority and in this con
nection it is well to note that in the
event the child enters into an agree
ment to work for a stipulated sum,
less than what his services are
reasonably worth, the father is not
bound by the contract but may sue
for the worth of the services render
"When a child suffers personal
injuries through the negligence of
another he may recover for the in
juries suffered, but not for los? of
time occasioned thereby as his time
belong? to his father. The father
may bring suit for this and also for
the expenses incurred in hie behalf,
including doctors' bills, nurses and
"The mother is substituted to the
rights and duties of the father only
in the event of the death of the
father or his abandonment of his
family, she then becoming the head
of the house.
"In an article appearing some
time ago in a largely circulated wo
man's magazine, The Pictorial Re
view, the assertion was made that
in this state the father was made
the sole and despotic owner of his
ohildren and might deed them away
but the supreme court held that the
legislature only meant that he could
deed away his own rights and that
as between himself and the one to
whom the grant was made, such a
deed would be binding, but that his
deed could not affect the right of
the mother or of the child.
"There is no more important
question that the law is called upon
to settle than the conflicting rights
of father and mother to their child
ren when divorce or separation
makes their interests antagonistic.
Formerly at the ancient common
law there can be no question that
the rights of the fatlier were para
mount. This was probably due to
the fact that as the bread earner
was regarded as more capable of
taking care of .the child than the
mother. Subsequently the courts
recognized that for very young
children the mother was more neces
sary and more capable than the
father and awarded such children to
her. The more recent cases have
attempted, and in general success
fully, to equalize the parents in the
claims to their children by provid
ing that the children shall spend a
portion of each year with each
"But above and beyond the rights
of the parents the law looks to ihe
best interest of the child. This is
in fact the controlling consideration
from the standpoint of the law and
if from the evidence it appears that
either of the parents is an improper
person to entrust the children to,
tnen the courts award them to the
"As to that unfortunate class of
children known as illegitimate, the
common law rule was that they had
no inheritable blood, and therefore
not only could they not inherit from
their parents but the parents could
not inherit from them. That is to
say that if the mother of an illegeti
mate child had property and died,
or if an illegitimate child acquired
property, neither could inherit from
the other but in the absence of other
heirs the property went to the state.
This law remained the law of tluB
state until quite recently. But
about ten years ago the legislature
passed an act permitting illegiti
mate children to inherit from the
mother and the mother to inherit
from the child, and permitting
either to maintain an action for in
juries resulting in the death of the!
other. It is remarkably that this
manifestly harsh and unjust law
should have remained unamended
from its brutal common law form
until nearly now.
For obvious reasons an illegiti
mate child cannot inherit from its
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Becnuse of its tonic and laxative effsct, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Ouinine and does not cause nervousness nor
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look for the signature o? E. W. GROVE, 25c.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines. Boilers.
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble. Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files. Belts
and Pipes, WOOD SAWS
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
I desire to notify the people of
Edgefield and vicinity who have
stock to feed that I have a supply
of meal and hulls on hand. Have
hulls in sacks or in bulk.
J. G. Alford.
For Metal or Composition
TILING AND GRATES,
Roofing and Mantel Co.
607 Broad Street,
HAIL: Protection against Hail
damage to crops can now be had by
a policy in the HARTFORD FIRE
INSURANCE CO., through E.
J. Norris Agent. See or phone Mr,
We are in the midst of summer,
and everybody needs clothing suited
to the weather. We have an un
broken stock in every department.
Come in and let us show you.
We can supply ready-to-wear gar
ments for men or women or we can
sell you the material to make up in
the home at very reasonable prices.
Also let us show you our slippers
and oxfords for men, women and
children. Styles, leather, quality
and price are all right. Come in
and let us prove what we say.
Daiteh Bros. Bargain Store
Next Dooroo Farmers Bank
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
B?n5t Poison Yoi?
With that SiekenSn
It is almost a crime to dose children
frith calomel-that nauseating, pois
onous mineral that some folks still
think is the one thing that will relieve
constipation, headache and other bil
ious conditions. J wouldn't give calo
mel to a dog unless I wanted to kill it.
When you need liver or stomach
medicine, use a safe, guaranteed veg
etable preparation like Martin's Liver
Medicine. It tastes good. It acts
powerfully on the liver and bowels
without pain or griping. And it often
saves one from a^pell of sickness.
One of the best known men in Had
dock, Ga., is C. H: Keller. On the 12th
of May he wrote the following letter
to the proprietors of Martin's Liver
Medicine: . . : . ?..?-! .? ?&ts3gLv?
"I have five children in school and all of
them showed deckled saUowness and were
very sluggish. I gave each of them a dose
of Martin's Liver Medicine night and morn
ing for two cbys. Their completions cleared
up and they
are now normal children in
The medicine did not inter
fere with them in school and did not grtpo
like liver medicine formerly used. My young
est child, three years old, was sick last sum
mer and it took careful nursing and the at
tention of physicians to save him, and I am
sure that a few doses of Martin's Liver
Medicine has prevented a recurrence of the
same trouble. Therefore I feel it my duty
to others to let them know what Martin's
Liver Medicine did in my home."
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standard preparation, made according
to the prescription of a prominent
Southern physician. It is composed
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If after taking a bottle of it you are
dissatisfied with the result, carry the
empty bottle to your druggist and
you will receive your 50c back.
If your druggist hasn't Martin's
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for you. Do not accept any substi
tute. There is no other medicina
"just as good." *
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