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Wednesday, May 8.
I "XHS. liSTNGS STAMPS
IB SUED DY THE
I UNITED STATES
Buy Them And
?Help Win The War
?TOR SALE EVERYWHERE
In spite of the approaching bien
nial fight on the county-to county
campaign, we fear that it will be
like the poor.
Hon. R. A. Cooper was unanimous
ly endorsed as a candidate for gov
ernor by the Democratic convention
of this county:
Shoes Continue High.
According to recent market quo
tations of raw hides, one was led to
believe that shoes could soon be
bought cheaper. But recent purchas
es by the government indicate that
the price of shoes will continue high
for some time. Contracts for 5,500,
OOO pairs for our soldiers were re
cently placed by the government.
The heavy metallic fastened fieid
shoes for overseas wear cost $7.75
per pair and the welt shoes for over
seas service cost $G.50. If the gov
ernment pays such prices for shoes
in large quantities, it can be easily
understood that smaller buyers must
pay more for the same quality of
shoes. The government paid as high
as $9.14 and $9.17 per pair for sev
eral lois of shoes.
Will Use Text Books Longer.
As terrible as it is, with its dire
ful consequences being felt in every'
nook and corner of the earth, the
war is not without some blessings,
which, we trust, will be lasting. As
a result of the war, print paper of
all kinds is scarce, and as result of
the limited supply of paper new
editions of school books will not be
printed as frequently as in the past.
Tba practice of changing some of
the text books every year used in the
public schools has always met the
disapproval of many people, but it
seems that a world-wide war has
been necessary to put an end to
this practice. Let us hope that after
the war is over the old practice of
discarding text books so frequently
will not be resumed.
Feople Behind the Government.
The American people are present
ing almost a solid phalanx against
the Huns. The patriotic response
from all sections to the third Liberto
Loan gives unmistakable evidence of
the increasing loyalty and enthusi
asm of the American people.
According to figures given out in
Washington, about one person in ev
. ery six subscribed for a Liberty
Bond. In the first Liberty Loan cam
paign early last summer there were
about 5,000,000 subscribers; in the
second Liberty Loan campaign there
were about 12,000,000 subscribers
and in the campaign just closed the
number of subscribers will mount
up to 17,000,000. With the increas
ing number of our boys in France
there will be a steadily increasing
interest in the war, which interest
will find expression in various ways.
Yes, the people are behind the gov
ernment and the war will be won for
humanity and civilization.
Sustains Heavy Loss.
South Carolina and the entire na
tion has sustained a heavy loss
through the decision of Hon. A. F.
Lever to become a candidate for the
United States senate. Not only will
this State lose the chairmanship of
the agricultural committee, one of
the most powerful committees of the
lower house, but it will lose the in
fluence of one of the most useful
members of that body. A new man
will take the seat of Mr. Lever in
the next Congress, while Mr. Lever
will either be retired to private life
or will be elected .to the senate.
Shouid the latter good fortune be
his lot, which we do not believe is
at all probable, the State, will sus
tain a loss in the senate, similar to
that in the house, through the re
tirement of Senator Tillman, the
chairman of the committee on naval
affairs, which in this crisis, is one
of the most important committees
of the senate.
. Concerning our loss in the lower
house, through the failure of Mr.
Lever to stand for re-election, the
the Rubicon has been crossed. But
as to our possible loss, through the
retirement of Senator Tillman, that
is by no means certain. In fact, we
believe the outlook for his re-elec
tion is more favorable at this time
than it has ever been. There have
been more expressions of determina
tion on the part of the people to
retain him where he is in this crisis
than ever before since the campaign
has been a topic for discussion.
Mr. Lever's withdrawal from the
house, with ita consequent loss,
makes it more imperative that Sen
ator Tillman be re-elected in order
to avert or prevent a similar loss
in the senate. The people's interests
should not be allowed to suffer in j
Josephine Cuthbertson Timraons. J
Mrs. Beauregard Timmons passed
away on the morning: of Saturday,
May 4, at the Leesville Infirmary,
after a long illness. She had only
been in the hospital a few days hav
ing gone from her home in Edge
field on Tuesday of the tams week.
Because Mrs. Timmons had won
for herself such a large place in
the life of our town, and community
and such an exalted position in her
church life as a high type of chris
tian, her name and memory will be
revered by all with whom she came
in contact, and her passing a_way
most grievously deplored.
Josephine Cuthbertson wa3 born
in Champagnole, Arkansas, July 5,
1873, the daughter of Dr. M. \V. and
Ker parents having died when she
was quite young, she and her broth
er made their home in Charlotte,
N. C. where they spent their child
hood, Miss Cuthbertson coming to
Edgefield in the spring of 1897. She
was married to Mr. Beauregard Tim
mons in January, 18?8. Her only
brother, Dr. Charles W. Cuthbertson
is located in Washington, D. C.
where he is one of the leading prac
titioners of dentistry in the city.
Mrs. Timmons leaves in her im
mediate family her husband and two
sons, Eugene, now i h the Medical
Department of the United States
Navy, Lee, and her only daughter,
Janette, ten years of age. To these
the sympathy of the whole commu
nity is extended. Mrs. Timmons had
been ill for a long time, but so cheer
ful and uncomplaining was she that
her friends could not realize how
near t";c en<: .-.he was, and every on?
of them hoped and prayed for her
She was so faithful and loyal and
capable, so ingenious and efficient
in all she undertook that her worth
was appreciated in her church and
in every worthy undertaking. She
had been elected president of the
mission society of the Methodist
Church, but had never been able to
serve in that capacity.
She was a loyal member of the
Woman's Christian Temperance Un
ion, having been a member for many
years, and this organization accom
panied the family to the church as
her earthly remains were carri eil
there, to the place that she had loved
so well in life.
Mrs. Timmons was laid to rest in
our village cemetery on Sunday af
ternoon, the first beautiful spring
day of the year, her funeral having
been conducted by her pastor. Rev.
A. L. Gunter at the Methodist church
whore a large gathering of friends
and relations were present to do hon
or to her memory.
Her casket was covered with beau
tiful spring flowers, floral offerings
from the family and friends, the
Woman's Mission Society, and from
the Leesville and Edgefield W. C.
The family present were, her bro
ther, Dr. Chas. W. Cuthbertson,
Messrs. Davis and Frank Timmons of
Batesburg and North Augusta, Mrs.
Manly Timmons and Miss Annie May I
of Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Steiffle
of Langly and Miss Ruth Timmons
F. A. M.
Card of Thanks.
I take this means of thanking our
neighbors and friends for the many
kindnesses shown us during the ill
ness of my wife, both here at home
and in the hospital in Augusta. She
has now recovered and is likewise
grateful for these very kind atten
tions. We shall never forget our
friends and hope some day to be able
to return these many thoughtful at
Modoc, S. C.
PASSING OF USELESS PARKS
British Government Has Done Well In
Converting Vast Tracts Into Areas
Since William the Conqueror first
laid waste to a smiling countryside to
make a deer park, aud forbade com
mon "men to hunt In that great traet
he called his "New Forest." millions of
acres of fertile English land have
served no purpose useful to the race.
The nobles of medieval times, and their
children's children after them, loved
above all things the chase, and they
paid scant heed to those beneath them
who sought to draw their living from
the soil. If there were room for deer,
and foxes, and hares, and moor and
marshland for falcons to soar above,
or gentlemen to shoot over, they did
England was prosperous and secure.
Many years ago her governments defi
nitely abandoned the idea of making
the land self-supporting. The seas were
safe to British commerce, and none be
lieved the time would come when the
nation's needs would compel the use
of pleasure parklands. The country
grew old gracefully, and enjoyed lt.
It was not decadent, only too well con
All this the war has changed, and
for the better. Britannia still rules
the waves, but beneath the waves Ile
unseen terrors, menacing the nation's
commerce, Its food supply. Its very
life. The nation cannot trust Its sea
borne trade now. It must utilkze every
possible means to provide the neces
sary sustenance for Its armies, and for
those who supply the fighting men.
And the British government rises '.o
Before the war Lloyd George forgot
long and well to compel the breaking
up of old estates, to make possible the
cultivation of land long Wie, to gl?a
the laborer a chance at the soil. He
failed, for the British are conservative
by instinct, and the old way seemed
easiest They have learned their les
In three years past the British gov
ernment has taken over outright no
less than 1,000,000 acres of British soil,
purchasing some, renting more. It has,
indeed, found necessary the establish
ment of a great department to handle
this work of national regeneration.. It
is a great change, and one that should
not be regretted. The English which
makes peace will not be the England of
tts fathers, but a better one, less at
tractive, it may be, to tourists, less
beautiful to look upon externally, but,
surely, far more of an inspiration to its
neighbors which travel, in company,
the road to real democracy.
Beyond Writer's Power.
Coningsby Dawson says, in telling of
his disinclination to keep even a note
book after he went to the front, though
he had been a professional writer:
"One has a strange feeling about
books when he is in the immediate
presence of death. I remember anr
anecdote of a great Swedish writer
which partly Illustrates my mood.
The watchers hy his bedside thought
he was dead. Suddenly he raised him
" 'Now I could write,' he whispered.
They were his last words.
"In the light of my experience at
the front I know what he meant. The 1
petty personal problems which we
cloak in words and call literature
seem so ignoble a presentation of men
and women who are planned for im
mortality and live in an Infinite world.
I went to France fully intending to
keep a record of what I felt and saw
there. I soon found that what I felt
and saw was too grave to put on pa
per; I cheapened myself lu my own
eyes In the attempt."
A government press censor was talk
Ins about the German press censor
"We found on some prisoners, re
cently," he said, "the German censor
ship's latest prohibition. Prominent
ann?ng these was an order to the press
not to mention under any clrcumstnc?
the growing use in Germany of dog
flesh for food.
"That prohibition reminds me of a
story-a story that may contain a lot
"A German prisoner," the story runs,
was rebuked hy a sergeant for the
sloppy way he was feeding and look
ing after some Red Cross dogs.
"T guess you think you know a lot
about dogs,' the sergeant sneered.
"Tes. slr, that's right.' said the pris- ?
oner, 'for let me tell you, sir, I've been :
cook in a Berlin restaurant for the ,
last two years.* "
"That great railroad president waa
once an office boy."
"I venture a guess," observed Misa
Cayenne, "that he felt much more se
cure and Important when he was an
office boy than he docs today."
A Gone Case.
Katherine-I saw him flirting with
a girl last month, and he's a married
Kidder-Well, that's always the
way. If a man gives a girl the least
encouragement she'll marry him.
A Cold Night.
"Did you put the cat out, John?"
"No," came the resolute answer. "I
joined the S. P. C. A. today. It's against
my principles to do anything so cruel."
His Va-Well. Earlie?
Earlie-Does a mill race come under
the head of aquatic sports?
HELP TO B
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? out this
Wt and self
Red Cross Committees
The following1 colored persons
are appointed members of canvass
ing committees for the Red Cross
drive in their respective sections to
begin May 20th, to wit:
A. W. Simkins, Edgefield.
John Ramey, Edgefield.
Howard Cheatham, Edgefield.
Wm. Holloway, Pleasant Lane.
Rev. Wm. Peterson, McCormick.
Lucius Dobbs, Meeting Street.
Charlie Bussey, Modoc.
Rev. Kinner, Cold Spring.
Henry Jefferson, Trenton.
Lewis Collins, Edgefield.
Milton Strother, Edgefield.
A. W. Nicholson, Trenton.
Rev. F. A. Weaver, Edgefield.
E. W. Anderson, Edgefield.
Rev. Mark Adams, Edgefield.
Rev. Shaw, Edgefield.
Erksomc Parker, Edgefield.
Charlie Holloway, Cleora.
Rev. Tom McManus, Meeting
Rev. Hamp Hill, Trenton.
Rev. James Blocker, Edgefield.
John Garrett, Cold Spring.
Ramsey Miller, Edgefield.
Jasper Rearden, Pleasant Lane.
Sam Reece, Morgana, S. C.
The members of said committee
are requested to attend patriotic
services at Macedonia Baptist church
at Edgefield, S. C., at two o'clock
p. m., Sunday, May 19th, and all
colored people, men and women,
who can conveniently do so, are re
quested to attend said services as
matters of greatest importance to
them growing out of this war will
There are many colored boys
from this county in the war, and the
colored people are expected to do
their full part for the proper treat
ment and care of our soldiers; and I
feel sure they will do so. Immedi
ately after said services a meeting
of said committee is called in said
church for the purpose of discussing
the quota to be raised by the col
ored people, and other important
matters pertaining thereto.
J. Wm. Thurmond,
Chairman the American Red Cross,
Second War Fund Campaign.
For Salo: A good second, third,
or possibly fourth-hand mule-nev
ertheless a plum good one--for sale
cheap. A. A. Edmunds.
RING THE BOYS OF THIS
UNITY BACK HOME
can do it by buying of the Third
J berty Loan. This is the last week
u can do your bit to help the boys in
? ARE GIVING THEIR LIVES.
i'T YOU GIVE YOUR DOLLARS?
ecial for One Week Only
b skirts to fro ai one-third off. This is
'arly in the season of the year to close
; class of goods. So be on hand early
?ct your size.
; a trial in the Shoe and Hosiery de
nts. We are sure that we can please
we are not satisfied with any sale that
tomer doesn't like.
.ess Goods department, along with the
ry and Underwear departsments, are.
'over the top?? when it comes to sup
that always says, Thank You
Edgefield Speed Limits.
Although we have had very few
accidents in Edgefield from auto
mobiles, our speed laws however
strict are not enforced. And it has
been the hand of Providence that
basso far averted many catastrophes.
The excellent condition of our
streets have caused the ? .omo
bileists to turn them into speed
ways. They dash down the street
making the traffic dodge them; pay
ing little attention to where they arc
going, and chattering attentively
to the ones on the rear seal.
The speed limit I am told is fif
teen miles per hour. I have seen in
the last few days ladies even, driv
ing through town going at the rate ! should not be granted.
To All Whom These Presence May
Whereas, Mrs. Susie Miller has
made application unto this Court
for Final Discharge as Administra
trix in re the Estate of Mrs. Emma
Atkins deceased, on this the 8th
j day of May IPI8.'
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court
House, South Carolina, on the loth
day of June 1618 at ll o'clock a.
m., why said order of Discharge;
of twenty-five miles per hour, at the j
least. Little children are also to
he seen whizzing by at the samel
"break-neck" speed. Think of it!
Children taking the responsibility j
of human lives in their weak little!
hands; and whose feet can hardly
reach the pedals!
Some people are able to see their
faults themselves as others see them
and correct them, while others have j
to be taught by sid experience.
Sad it would he indeed if this reck
less driving of automobiles should
have to be stopped at the sacrifice
of some human life.
If more care is not taken by the
?drivers, this little parody will be
"My auto 'tis of thee
Short out to eternity."
(Written by tenth-grade pupil of
Edgefield high school.)
Probate .1 udge.
May 8, 101S.
Notice to Stock
My Jack will make the season ?t
Wm. Allen Mobley's farm, west-end
of Edisto street, Johnston, S. C.
Service fee ?15.00 insuring mare to
get with foal. Five dollars paya
ble when mare is bred, and the bal
ance when colt is foaled. Notes or
contracts for deferred payments
must be given. Not liable should
B. T. Boatwright
Phone No. 12-7 V/
To All Whom These Presence May
Whereas, E. J. Mundy and W.
F. West have made application un
to this Court for Final Discharge as
Administrator in ;e the Estate of
Mrs. Emma Johnston deceased, ou
the 7th day of May 1018.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House. South Carolina, on
the 8th day of June 1918 at ll
j o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T, KINNAIRD,
Probate J udge.
May 7, 1018.
For Sale, Grafton
101 acres of good farm land, lo
cated in Edgefield County, at
Morgana, has good eight room
dwelling house, 2 good outhouses;
125 acres in cultivation; balance in
timber: has well water and S
springs; 2 new barns; has two good
tenants paying 2400 lbs. lint cot
ton. For terms and other informa
tion address Mrs. Jeesie Crafton,
Augusta Hotel, Broad and 5th St.,
Price $2,500 net to me.