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Wednesday, July 24.
If all of the 'cans on the premises
have been filled, buy some more.
The Huns thought they could fight
until they met the valiant "Yanks."
It's not any longer No Man's Land.
It belongs to the French and Ameri
General Foch is all right but bear
in mind he has good material at his
It's a mighty good time to prepare
for winter by purchasing at least a
part of next winter's fuel supply.
Blame it on nobody but yourself
if you have lost your vote by failing
It has been demonstrated tnis year
beyond peradventure that Edge
field county can grow wheat.
Don't you hope that Mrs. Kaiser
is such a woman as Mrs. Jiggs, the
one who is kept busy "bringing up
Hurrah for our brave boys in
France! They have a good cause and
a heritage worth fighting for and they
are making good.
Poor old Hindenburg! A beneficent
Providence removed him" from the
scenes of the conflict before the hu
miliation of defeat came.
Wonder if the Crown Prince has
explained to the Kaiser's satisfaction
how it was that the tide of battle
along the Marne went against him?
It must be mighty humiliating to
the Germans to have to record some
entries on the "loss" side of their
"loss and gain" account jn the war
The erstwhile German fighters are
proving to be good runners. In a re
cent official report an American com
mander stated that the "Germans ran
We'll wager a goodly sum that the
"Beast of Berlin" swore and tore his
hair when his army was driven back
and back again Friday by the French
and American armies.
The Denver father and mother who
have all of their eight sons in the mil
itary service-five in France and
three in training camps-deserve a
cross of honor of colossal propor
And they tell us that soon the old
town will have an up-town telegraph
office. Hasten the coming of the Post
line or some other line. Edgefield
needs better telegraph accommoda
tions or* facilities.
With defeat staring them in the
face, the Germans seem to have more
heart. They actually gave Lieut.
Roosevelt a military burial. We did
not expect this of a people who shot
Miss Cavell in cold blood.
The retreat along the twenty-mile
front is the bitterest pill the- Kaiser
has had to swallow during the past
two years. This, however, was only
the first of the course of treatment
that the Allies will administer.
With a meatless pantry in the
house, eggs are very palatable, even
if there is no "r" in the present
month. Some connoisseur has erro
neously declared that eggs, like oys
ters, are only good in the months
that carry an "r."
Director General McAdoo may just
ly complain of the size and number
of trunks a drummer carries but
there is now no just complaint
against a summer girl's baggage. In
stead of needing a Saratoga trunk,
she can transport a month's supply
in an ordinary suitcase. Her summer
garments are few and feathery.
Give Men in Ranks Credit.
Gen. Foch is of course entitle<
a large measure of credit for the
lied victory, but it is after all
men behind the guns who are d(
the work. Had they failed, the v
iaid plans of the commanding gei
al would have failed. In speaking
honors and successes of war, we
ways like to see the humble pri\
receive his share of credit. The i
along the battle-front, more than
men of high rank in the rear, I
the heat and burden of the day. T
more than any other set of men,
exposed to dangers and hards!
that try men's souls. Let's "rendel
Caesar the things that are Caesar
Give the men in the ranks whal
With ugliness and contempt t
is characteristic, the Germans r
sistently ignore the American troc
Whenever a victory is won in wh
the Americans and French had eq
part, in the official news given i
from Berlin the Germans never m
tion the Americans. All along tl
have deceived the German popul;
by minimizing and ridiculing the fii
ing qualities of the Americans a
now to have them disillusioned at
critical a period would have trenn
dous weight in breaking the spirit
the German army. In other wor
this is merely a continuance of a p
icy adopted many months ago. T
German press, especially in southe
Germany, is clamoring for the fai
concerning the "American menac<
Rush the Ship Building.
On with the ship building! Let o
efforts be unconfined. When the w
is over they will be needed to trar
port our manufactured produc
abroad. Just as a merchant does n
wish to depend upon a competitoi
delivery wagon to have his mercha
dise delivered, so should a nation n
be dependent upon a competing n
tion for the merchant ships. Ame]
ca can not maintain commercial s
premacy without being entirely ind
pendent of other nations. Lei tue
lean upon us rather than -have 1
lean upon them. Besides, all of tl
other nations will be as "broke
sticks" after the war.
Let the merchant snip building cc
tinue without let or hindrance. W
will need them all and then som
True-Blue Confederate Veterans.
You find no taint of the "slacker
on the garments of Confederate vel
erans. They are as ready and willin
to fight the .Huns today as the
were the "Blue Coats" in tho sixties
They an; also loyal to the core. On
of the b:*ave men of the sixties, mei
who never can be shown the full hon
or that is due them, remarked to th'
writer a few days ago: "If I wen
a young man and had no responsibil
ities to keep me from volunteering
I would join the army to fight th<
Germans even if I knew I would bi
killed. I have but one life and wha
would that be worth to me if I wen
unwilling to fight for my country.'
That is the spirit which everyone
should manifest in this crisis. It ii
a privilege to be able to fight fm
Plant Late Potatoes Largely.
Letters from growers in the North
and West say that there will be not
much more than one-fourth the av
erage area planted there in potatoes.
In fact, they, say that is just about
the area planted. The great crop last
year and the low prices this spring
have had the usual effect and have
discouraged the potato growers.
The result will be an unusually
small crop in the fall and a big ad
vance in potato prices. Then in the
spring of 1919 the market will be
clear for the early crop from the
South. Hence there should be a heavy
planting of late' potatoes in the
South. But to make a full crop, do
not wait till it is too late for it to
mature well. Some think August is
early enough, and perhaps it is in the
lower South, but over the larger part
of the South the middle of July is
the best time to plant late potatoes.
The best seed are the potatoes of last
fall that have been kept in cold stor
age. Plant these of the early varieties,
Cobbler, Bliss or Early Rose. These
will make good potatoes for winter
and the best of seed potatoes for
spring planting. Supply your home
market and do not depend on the
high-priced potatoes from the North
If you want to grow a second crop
from seed of the early crop, take per
fectly matured potatoes and cut them
in halves. Spread out on the ground
and cover with pine straw kept rath
er moist. Then have the ground ready
and plant them as they show signs of
sprouting. Plant in deep furrows and
cover lightly, and later work the
earth to them till level and cultivate
level to retain moisture. Spray with
Bordeaux mixture to prevent the late
blight and rot.-Progressive Farmer.
I Colored Increment:
Early Thursday morning 79 patri
otic colored men left Edgefield with
faces turned toward Camp Jackson.
With but few exceptions a happier
lot of colored folk have never been
seen. Grady Daniel, one of the num
ber, was selected . as leader of the
squad, he reporting to the officer,
Lieut. Birdsong, who was sent from
camp to accompany thc men to Co
lumbia. The leader of the squad re
sided in the extreme southern part
of the county near the Aiken line.
The men assembled at the court
house Wednesday afternoon at six
o'clock in response to a call of the
board. Brief appropriate; addresses
were delivered by Mr. S. McG. Sim
kins and Col. P. B. Mayson. All of the
men who desired to return to nearby
homes for the night were permitted
to do so, as there is not a public lodg
ing house in Edgefield for colored
people, and those whose homes were
too far to return for the night were
very cordially received into the homes
of the colored people of Edgefield.
The men who composed the incre
ment were as follows:
Joe Ed Anderson
Jno. Henry Butler
Jno. Henry Clay
Arthur P. Gordon
George Lee ?
' John Lucky
Henry Mealing . >
Clark Nabred '
Wallace Price ? "
Johnnie Cain Rearden
All War Skies Are Brighter
The sky above every field of battle
above every inch of the long line on
which the allies are fighting the bat
tle of human Mberty, is growing
brighter every hour.
Over Russia even, the darkest quar
ter of the heavens, the night is begin
ning to clear and streaks of dawn are
appearing. The forces of right and
the friends of the real people of the
land are getting closer together, are
forming into groups here and there,
to join with the armies of Czecho
slovaks and Cossacks and Siberians
within the old imperial boundaries,
and with the soldiers that the Allies
are sending to fight with them in the
Arctic regions, and with those they
may yet send-must surely send-^-to
fight with and for them in the Far
The Greek-Albanian line, the south
eastern or Balkan front, is again as
suming tremendous interest and im
portance. Several recent victories by
Greeks and the Franco-Italian armies
We are putting
j are mentioned he
due to the fact th
and the constant
to look them over
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A few small siz<
A' small lot of fi
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Three odd lot oj
See our 10-cenfr
extra good bargai
; Be on the look (
p?ars next Monda
for you therein.
Cultivate the ha
you will cultivate
the latter aided by British and Italian
warships in the "Adriatic, have ad
vanced the line sharply and decisive
ly in the west, and the progress of
the Allies is beginning, as we suggest
ed it would, to menace the entire Bul
garian and Teutonic forces. The En
tente armies are taking ground rapid
ly in Albania, and now have a united
front of 200 miles from the Adriatic
to the Aegean. This front may well
become the one from which the death
blow to Austria is delivered.
On the Western front the French
have made notable gains, breaking
down the German defenses and pierc
ing their lines for a distance of more
than a mile and capturing a good
many prisoners. The positions won
are of great value in the present and'
And while the Hun's line is being
broken and battered at various points
demonstrating its vulnerability, Amer
ican troops are thronging the trench
es, joining their Allies for the great
drive from our side of the war fron
tier. There may be, almost certainly
will be, one more drive by the Huns,
but we need not fear it, and it will
be the signal for our own final prep
arations for the last counterblast of
the War.-The State.
RYRNES DEFENDS HIS
In South Carolina Congressional
Campaign Address Declares
He Has Supported Every
And Crowd Accepts
Special to the Chronicle:
Baldock, S. C., Joly 19.-The
Congressional campaign in the Sec:
ond District opened here Thursday
with all four candidates for con
gress present. The occasion was
the annual Baldock picnic, and it
was attended by several thousand
people from all over the district. A
brass band was on hand and the
yoting people enjoyed dancing until
late in the day.
The speakers were introduced by
Col. R. M. Mixson, of Barnwell,
who made fe ringing patriotic ad
dress, prefacing the introduction of
the congressional aspirants.
Congressman James F. Byrnes is
on sale this week a
?re below. That w
at room has to be rr
change of styles, a
and it will be to y
during these times
rds going at 75 cen?
^ wash skirts going
ne Flouncing going
f Oxfords and Pump
3 window. Here yo
ns at prices that ye
)ut for our 5-cents
y. Values of surpr:
.bit of reading our a<
the habit of being t
that always says, TJ
being opposed-for re-election by T.
(G. Croft, of Aiken; Gr. Li Toole, of
1 Aiken, and'K. G. Evans, of Edge
field. Messrs. Croft and Evans
spoke first, followed by Mr. Byrnes,
Mr. Toole sneaking last. Mr. Croft
devoted practically all his speech to
a criticism of Mr. Byrnes' record,
as did also Mr. Toole. Mr. Evans,
confined his talk to a patriotic dis-'
cussion of the war, which he char
acterized as being the only issue be
fore the people at this time.
The crowd was decidedly with
Mr. Byrnes-"Jimmie"-as he is
fondly known throughout the dis
trict. The Congressman answered
the criticism of his opponents in a
very convincing manner. It was
evidently satisfving to the crowd as
he was uprously applauded. The
other candidates rnceived modest
recognition in the way of applause
of their various patriotic utter
Answering the charge that he
had opposed the selective service
measure, Mr. Byrnes denied that he
had ever opposed any administra
tive measure, and explained that
the measure he had opposed was
one that provided a draft age from
1G to 25, with exemptions only for
industrial reasons. The measure
was so imperfect in its provisions
that after being thrashed out in
committee it died a natural deatli
and was never presented to the
House for a vote. Inasmuch as
this is the principal charge against
Byrnes' record, it -rather threw a
bomsbeli into the camp of his oppo
Mr. Byrnes asserted that there
had been 134 war measures intro
duced in the House and he had
vote i for every one of them, and
he defied his opponents to show by
the record that he did not. He
further asserted that he enjoyed the
full confidence of the President,
and 'of the entire administration,
and was frequently called into con
ference'by the President on im
pending 'matters.-Augusta Chroni
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