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Wednesday, September 12
Russian losses are more than offset
by Italian gains.
Something true to name: Flour that
is branded "Gold Dust."
The latest of Germany's diabolical
deeds is dropping poisoned candy in
French territory. %
Most people will have so much
money to spend that they'll have to
begin their Christmas shopping early.
This country will soon begin to har
vest its biggest corn crop and Edge
field has a very creditable part in the
Wonder how the insurance compaq
nies will explain to the legislature why
the recent increase in fire rates was
Farmers should not be unduly dis
turbed over the five cents decline in
the price of cotton. Let them "sit
steady in the boat" and not take a
panic. Unlike the fall of 1914, which
will not soon be forgotten by cotton
growers, money is plentiful.
The Chinese are noted for their very
foolish and sometimes amusing super
stitions. According to one of these
hundreds of superstitions, if an indi
vidual sets free a captured turtle he
will be eternally blessed. A turtle
weighing 700 pounds was sold at auc
tion at Yokohama, Japan, the other
day and the successful bidder was a
Chinaman. After planking down 551
for the turtle he towed it to the bay
and set it free. Just as this supersti
tion cost the benighted Chinaman more
than a year's earnings, many others
even more ludicrous cost them their
Paint Your Premises.
Possibly your residence or outbuild
ings need painting and you have been
postponing it until after the war. Do
not wait longer. There is no better
time to paint than during these early
autumn clays. While lead, oil and other
paint material are high, there is no in
dication that there will be a decline
until several years after the war closes.
You can probably paint your buildings
cheaper now than at any time during
the next five years.
Yv*hile France is experiencing un
speakable hardships on account of the
war, yet judging from a dispatch from
Paris the paint brush is still being
used. The Eiffel town, a structure of
world-wide fame, is soon to be re
painted, 40,000 pounds of paint being
necessary for the work. If the French
people can afford to paint within the
sound of cannonading, certainly the
petple can in Edgefield. Do not post
pone your painting longer.
Three years have passed since the
battle of the Marne, a battle which
will occupy a place in history along
with Waterloo and other decisive vic
tories that affected the destinies of
nations as well as leaders^ Several
days ago the French people celebrated
ti e battle of the Marne in a most fit
ting manner. It was here that the
Germans were hurled back in their
mad rush to seize Paris before the
people of France could prepare for
war. No wonder that the mention of
the word Marne causes every patriotic
heart in France to well up with grati
tude to the God of battles for the vic
tory of that fateful day.
Well, a pathetic celebration was
held the other'day on the famous bat
tle field. It was made pathetic by
having the wounded and maimed take
the leading part in the celebn
The parade was headed by
Maunoury who was made blind
a bullet wound. This commanc
Paris soldiers on the day of the t
was followed by several hundred
diers who were wounded and m?
in the battle. It can be safely
however,that^these brave warrior
proud of their battle scars an
many years to come these maimed
will pay their annual visit to the ?
of this bloody conflict.
One Hundred and Tenth Ses
of Edgefield Baptist
The one hundred and tenth
nnal Edgefield Baptist Associz
convened at Rehoboth church, w
is now in the new county of Mc
mick, on September 5, 1917.
? Our presiding officer and mo<
tor, Mr. Orlando Sheppard, was |
ent with his usual degree of
vency and punctuality. We
very fortunate in having as
moderator, a man so capable, f
est and just, and may God s
him to preside over this body
some years to come, and wi
would be, I am sure, the prayen
[common of the whole associ?t
\ M ay God bless him in every s
lof the world.
On account of the rain the ni
before and unpropitious clouds
the morning the first day's sesi
convened a little late, having I
called to order by the moder;
about 11:30 o'clock. Mr. Shepp
was re-elected as our moderator.
The acting secretary, Rev. J.
Littlejohn, having accepted a cal
another field beyond the border
the association, Rev. J.A. Gaines
appointed in his stead pro tem, ;
afterwards elected to the positior
vote of the association. Mr. Gai
was delayed on the road, h o wei
because his Ford could not (af)-f
to make ? run for Gain-(es) whili
disabled condition, so Mr. Lit
john, although a visitor now, fil
the chair of secretary, by request
moderator, with his usual degree
affability and efficiency. Welcoi
Bro. Littlejohn. We are alw
glad to greet you with a welcq
hand and a heart of sincerity.
Hospitality of the Rehoboth p
pie assured a hearty welcome to ?
and all apparently enjoyed t
gathering of God's people,
brotherly love seemed to previ
and it is the prayer of the wri
that Rehoboth church, and vicin
generally, may reap sound and dt
spiritual blessings from the effo
of their new pastor, Rev. Jacks
of our Phillippi section, in evider
of our gratitude to them for all (
The various reports of comm
tees on education, Sunday 6choo
missions, aged -ministers, etc., W?
all prepared and ready when call
for without exception, which is
great credit to the labor and effoi
of our untiring: moderator, as w<
as to the manifest interest of ti
chairmen and their associates of tl
appointed committees. The discu
sions on the reports were indulg<
in by the niembprs of our body ai:
our visiting brethren, which di
eussions elaborately unfolded tl
conditions and situations as to eac
canse represented. Notable were tl
addresses by Dr. C. A. Jon<
on education, followed by th
reading of a splendid repoi
written by Mr. Wallace Prescot
Chairman C. C. Brown on age
ministers, which all enjoyed. Di
Derieux stated in forceful languag
the imperative needs of his hoare
and to which the people shoal
rally in undivided support, for
house divided against itself can no
Dr. Jamison delivered quite ai
instructive review of the past aix
present condition of the orphanage
which has towered to heights, un
expected even hy our denomination
under the zealous and able manage
ment of this Godly man.
Rev. McManaway addressed tlx
congregation most earnestly in be
half of his mission work, and maj
his efforts be crowned with succes?
equal to the degree of his earnest
ness for the good of our people.
Col. W. J. Talbert was also pres
ent, and engaged in the discussion
of matters with a great deal of in
terest, and we trust that he will
join us again and tender his appre
Lieut-Gov. Bethea was among us
as the representative of the Baptist
Hospital of Columbia, S. C., and
gave us some interesting fapts and
figures as to its condition and pro
gress. A great institution, and it
should be fostered most cheerfully
by our denomination and forged to
the front-most ranks in the relief of
The report on temperance by our
earnest brother, J. D. Hughey, was
splendid, and the words spoken by
him thereon were listened to with
greatest attention by God's people,
who realized that temperance is now
mer<rin?r from its depression by the
hand of time, and opposition gener
ally, to thc incalculable good of our
individuality and country.
The report on periodicals by Mr.
M. B. Hamilton was timely and
suggestive, and if our people would
read the edifying and instructive
journals, as suggested by him, The
Courier, mission journals, orphan
age publications, etc., there would
be a manifestation of a great deal
more interest in behalf of the pro
mulgation and support of God's
causes. Dr. C. A. Jones and other?
appealed to his bearers in behalf of
The Baptist Courier in the absence
of its appointed representative.
The report on State of religion was
read by P. B. Lanham, setting forth
his views and collected information
thereon; and he further presented
his views in a short speech in his
usual earnest manner, and we trust
that it will awaken new interest on
the part of the indifferent member
ship of our various churches, be
cause the religious conditions of
any community devolves upon the
church membership to no little ex
tent, which fact many members do
not realize at all times as forcibly
as the good of the cause demands.
The treasurer's report by Bro.
Sheppard, and the report of appor
tionment to be raised by each church
of our association, were exceedingly
intricate, and involved great expen
diture of labor, as shown by th
splendid preparation of same.
I feel that it will meet the appro-1
bation of our entire order to thank
them most profoundly in behalf of
the association for the able manner
in which they prepared and pre
sented these reports.
All of our local ministers and
laymen deserve mention for the
manner and interest with which
they participated in all proceedings,
but space will not permit enlarge
ment of their views and expressions
in connection herewith.
We were also glad to welcome
Dr. Smith, Bro. Bussey, Col. F. N.
K. Bailey and others among us,
whose presence always lends aid
and stimulation to the association.
I especially wish to commend to
Rehoboth their new pastor, Rev
Jackson, who is a son of one of our
county's substantial citizens of the
Phillippi section, and a young man
for whom I bespeak a useful and
successful future; but remember,
church members, that his efforts,
not alone, but in conjunction with
yours, will be essential for the ac
complishment of great results. So
hearken to the needs of his and your
new labors in God's vineyard.
After resolutions of thanks were
tendered to Rehoboth and commu
nity the meeting closed on Thurs
day afternoon after one of the most]
successful and interesting meetings,
in my opinion, that our association
has experienced during my connec- j
Bro. Sheppard, our moderator,
closed the meeting with some very
expressive and appropriate words of
thanks to the choir and church com
munity for services rendered. All
churches should in future remember
that the rhythm of music adds un
told inspiration to all of God's work,
and should endeavor to have a good
choir in their churches on all occa
sions and at all times.
May we all be spiritually strength
ened after so great a portrayal of
the work and the information un
folded to our association, and de
termine, by God's help, to render
our best efforts in aiding to make
our next meeting equal, cw surpass,
that of the one hundred and tenth
association, which has just passed
into the annals of our county's his- j
J. H. C.
We have received several ship
ments of Ladies' and Misses' Coat|
Suits. We have a beautiful line of
them. Prices up to $40.00. We
will have our line completed in a
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Mrs. A. B. Roper, of
above County and State has made
suit to me, to grant her Letters of
Administration of the Estate and
effects of Samuel L. Roper, late of
above County and State.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said Sam
uel L. Roper, deceased, that they
be and appear before me, in the
Court of Probate, to be held at
Edgefield, S. H., S. C., in my of
fice on the 28th day of September
(1917) next after publication there
of, at ll o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause, if any they have, why
the said Administration should not
Given under my Hand, this lGth
day of September A, D., 1917.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J., E. C.
Sept. 10, 1017-.St.
BITTER? Family Medicine.
I have just r
spent three Wee
a search for cl
values at a low
These goods \
the newest of tl
Opening of School.
The Edgefield Graded' and High
School w(ill open Monday Septem
ber 17th. The opening exercises
will take place in the auditorium of
the school building at 9 o'clock.
All patrons are cordially invited
and urged to be present. Children
entering the first grade must be six
years old. All children must be
vaccinated or present a Physicians
certificate excusing them. Patrons
please see that your children buy no
books until they have first gotten a j
list of the books with prices of each
from the teacher. This list will
contain the books the child needs
now. .Others will be gotten later.
I take this opportunity of re
questing parents, both mother and
father, to closely examine the month
ly report showing the standing of
your children. If your boy or girl,
does not bring you this report on
Thursday after the ending of each
school month, please communicate
j with me and I shall gladly make the
proper investigation. It is very
necessary that each child in the
district who intends attending
school this session be present the j
first day. Perhaps some of yon on
account of harvesting the crop will
not be able to have your children
attend regularly at first. If this be
the case let them come the first
three or four days to be classified,
given their books and started in
T. J. Lyon.
LOST-An old fashioned gold
broach, an open ring with carved
gold bar across it. Lost between
Mr. TS. L. Bruuson's home and the
cemetery, or in the cemetery. A
liberal reward offered if returned to
Miss Kellah Fair, Edgefield, S. C.
Try the celebrated Veedol oil;
Veedol medium for Fords; Veedol
heavy for Overlands and Buicks
and Veedol extra heavy for Hudson
Stewart & Kernaghan.
I desire to a
opened a large st<
near the depot.
I solicit you
I will pay n
hulls and feed of
In my absenc
Edgefield, S. (
ack From Market
eturned from New York, where I
ks selecting the largest stock I have
>y staying longer than usual I made
leap goods, and found some good
ire now arriving. Come in to see
ie season's offerings.
Ly's Bargain House
Call, write or wire when desirous of rn formation
of cotton market of country.
NEW GOODS ARRIVING
The new stock I bought in New York is ar
riving every day. I bought many real bargains,
that I can sell at very attractive prices.
Large stock of Clothing, Shoes,
Dry Goods and Notions of all kinds,
and we call especial attention to
our shoe values. Can save you
Daiteh BFOS. Bargain Store
Next Door to Farmers Bank
sale and Retail
nnounce to my friends that I have
sck of groceries at Johnson's stand
r patronage. Can meet any price.
?arket price for cotton seed. Meal,
all kinds on hand.
ie Mr. C. M. Whitlock will serve you.
!. F. LOGAN
1 Near the Depot