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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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Wednesday, October 9
History will say: "The Americans
' did it."
People are so busy these days that
they haven't time to say influenza.
They only say "flu" as . they rush
along. . ,
We've had a visitation of German
measles, American mumps and Span
ish influenza. Wonder what next?
There should be no letting up this
side of Berlin. Make the red-handed
' Huns feel what war is-the kind of
war they wage.
We've got the Kaiser on one knee
but not until he comes down cn both
knees, with crown in hand^ will we
think of discussing peace.
Aren't you glad that we have but
little of that stuff sometimes labeled
"bottled in bond" to interfere with
our, liberty bond campaign?"
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It is but a manifestation of char
acteristic effrontery for the Kaiser
to ask for honorable peace when he
has soaked Belgium and France in
blood and not a drop has been shed
OR German soil.
Ead it not been for America's
Liberty Bonds, the world today
would be in bondage. Let's continue
to subscribe for bonds until an un
breakable chain is forged about the
Those who buy bonds now will not
oplyN have that amount "saved up"
far a rainy day but after the war
vrill experience the sweet conscious
ness of having had a part in bringing
about a permanent world peace.
The failure to subscribe for the
full fourth Liberty Bond issue would
be a failure to drive home and clinch
the victories that our boys have won.
They are not lagging on the gory
fields of Franoe. Let us not lag at
The schools are closed, the church
es are closed, the courts are closed,
the theatres are closed on account of
Ae prevailing malady but the trench
es never "close. Our boys must fre
quently ?ght for seven days and s?v
es nights in the week.
No higher tribute could be paid
President Wilson by the enemy than
the addressing of the peace note to
him. Why was it not sent to the head
of some one of the other belligerent
nations? The Kaiser knows that
Woodrow Wilson holds the key to the
Sujjgesiion to Patriotic Farmers.
No greater stimulus could be given
to the Liberty Bond campaign than
for some of our progressive, patriotic
farmers to emblazon upon a large
edge of a cotton field, these words:
"The net proceeds from this field
will be put in Liberty Bounds." Who'll
be the first farmer to give such a
stimulus to the Liberty Bond cam
paign? If you purpose buying bonds
-and you do-then let others know
-it in a way that will stimulate them.
This would not bc a flourish of
trumpets from a selfish standpoint
but to arouse patriotism in others.
"Buy a Bond."
Just as the slogan of "Buy a Bale"
was adopted in 1914 to save our far
mers, let the slogan now be "Buy a
Bond" to save our boys: A.t certain
times in 1914 a bale of cotton and
the seed would not purchase a fifty
dollar bond, while now a Heavy bale
of cotton and thc seed will purchase
four fifty-dollar bonds.
With this tremendous increase in
the value of our leading money crop,
surely there can be no good reason
for our people not buying bonds.
There are scores and scores of farm
ers, who could, without making any
sacrifice, buy a fifty-dollar bond for
every acre they have planted in cot
To the extent that a man is finan
cially able to purchase bonds and
fails to do it, to that extent he is
lacking in patriotism. We do not be
lieve, however, that many of the
people of Edgefield are lacking in
j patriotism. We believe the county's
quota will be met. But it can only be
subscribed by every man, woman and
child, white and colored, doing their
Farmers advocated the "Buy a
Bale" movement in 1914. Let them
adopt and practice the "Buy a Bond"
slogan in ISIS to save our boys over
Purilanism vs. Patriotism.
Considering all of the issues in
volved, is it not better in the present
worid-crisis to be a broad-gauged pa
triot than a narrow-gauged Puritan?
There are a few of the latter class,
and only a few, who object to the
taking of Liberty Bonds on the Sab
bath. If we are not engaged in a
Righteous war-one of light against
darkness, one of right against wrong,
one of humanity against Prussian
brutality-our armies should be re
called from the field. When minis
ters or laymen pray .for the success
of our cause and do not believe we
are engaged in a righteous war their
prayers .are the veriest mockery. Then
if they believe it to be a Righteous
cause, why not be willing to sacrifice
and work for it along the same lines
that they would other Righteous
causes? Wherein lies the difference?
A distinguished writer^ has rever
ently said, in effect, that our Ameri
can boys are as surely giving up
their lives in France to save human
ity as did Christ give up His life on
the cross for humanity. Spurred on
?by this conviction that they are sac
rificing themselves for Christianity
and for Christian civilization, as well
as for their country, our officers and
;men seize every' point of vantage,
[whether it be an advantage of time j
. or place. If a charge must be made on
the Sabbath day to advance their
lines, they make it. Some of the
world's most decisive, far-reaching
battles were fought on Sunday. Won
der if a few narrow-gauged Puritans
would have our boys retreat under
the withering fire of the enemy on
a bright Sunday morning, just be
cause the charge was made on Sun
Then if the cause for which our
brave boys are freely giving their
lives is just and they feel warranted
in seizing every point of vantage,
even to doing battle on the Sabbath,
should not we likewise, as an earnest
i of our loyalty to them and our com
mon cause, seize every point of van
tage in 'supplying the needs of our
boys, even to the securing of Liber
ty Bond subscriptions on the Sabbath,
if that be the most propitious and
most fruitful time?
-I . - - "? "ft,!
Camp Branch News Items.
We hear of a good many? wells go
ing dry through the country. Hope
we will soon have some rain. Cotton
will soon be open but hands are hard
to get in this community.
Mrs. Ellis Peeler and little daugh
ter are spending some time with Mr.
and Mrs. Peeler in North Carolina.
Mr. C.. P. DeLaughter returned
from a week-end visit with friends
in North Carolina. He says the roads
are just fine up there. We all had
better go so we can enjoy good roads.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hudson are
welcome visitors in the home of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett and
little James spent a delightful day
with Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Prescott
of Red Hill.
We are sorry to hear that Mr.
Line Bailey and family will move
down near Red Kill, as they will be
Mrs. T. C. Mathis and her little
daughters spent a few days in this ,
Mr. Pete Wood was at home last 1
week from Camp Jackson. ;
Mr. Maris. Somerau was among '
A crowd from this community at
tended the circus in Augusta Tues- ;
The speaking in Edgefield Friday \
night was very much enjoyed.
Several from hore attended the
union meeting at Republican last
Sunday. Reports were good and a
fine dinner was served.
Miss Lenee DeLaughter and Mr. '.
Sam Hightower motored to Edgefield
Friday from North Augusta to stand
teachers' examination. That night
they spent at the home of Air. J. WN
R. De Laughter..
Miss Lou Lanier of South Georgia
is spending a while with her grand
father, Mr. Jim Lanier.
We hear of influenza being almost
everywhere. There are several cases
A large shipment of shapes arrived
FOR RENT: Three nice rooms.
Apply to W. L. Holston.
On account of the epidemic of in
fluenza which is sweeping over our
state, the State Board of Health has
issued orders closing all schools,
churches and other public gathering
places, and has forbidden public gath
erings. This order cancels all meet
ings announced by me in last week's
county papers in the interest of the
Fourth Liberty Loan. We regret this
very much but the cause is beyond
our power to help, and I especially
urge upon all committees appointed
to sell these bonds to redouble their
efforts to induce their people to do
their part, and that they begin now
and make a house to house canvass
in their section. Our government
needs the loan of this money to car
ry on our fight for liberty, property
.and life" against the greedy, brutal
Hun. Our government especially asks
through our great president not that
a few people subscribe for bonds, but
that every man, woman and child
with the spirit, means and property
in our country become subscribers,
and thereby do their part in the de
fense of our country.
The time is coming when some "of
our people will wish that they had
loaned some of their money to their
government. They will wish that they
could crawl on the honor list. Now
is the time to do it. Look and think
what you are doing, and not talk
about what some one else ought to
do. The war is not over yet. The Kai
ser is willing to negotiate now, but
he is not willing to surrender and
make restitution for his murder of
the helpless neutral nations he has
destroyed with his armies, for the
women and children he has murdered
he is offering to make no atonement.
Our people must not be deceived in
to inaction by these wily, deceptive
propositions. We cannot expect any
peace that is safe and decisive, peace
that will give us our homes in safety
for the future until we have prose
cuted this war to the point where the
Hohenzollern rulers will be cast aside
by the German people. That time has
not arrived. So we at home must buy
bonds just as long as our boys are
called on to fight, and we must^buy
them with the same vim and spirit
that our boys' are showing on the
We need some volunteers in the
bond selling, bond buying force. Let
every bne of us begin as volunteers
to sell and buy bonds from our gov
ernment. If you have not the money
just by you now, go at once and con
sult your bank about helping you.
Put up a margin and your bank will
help you. Everybody sell bonds and
call on everybody to buy bonds* 'ihe
campaign closes on October 19th
Since writing the above a notice
has been received that open air meet
ings in the interest of the Liberty
Loan campaign may be held. There
fore, open air meetings will be held
at the fellowing places:
On Saturday, October 12.
At Edgefield, 4:30 P.* M.
Cleora, at 4:30 P. M. "
On Sunday, October 13.
Gilgal at 12:30 P. M.
Sullivan at 4:30 P. M.
Berea at14:30 P. M.
A: E., PADGETT.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Probate
Whereas, H. G. Bunch of said
County and State made suit to me,
to grant him Letters of Administra
tien of the Estate of and effects of
Herbert L. Bunch.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
tired and Creditors of the said Her
bert L. Bunch deceased, that they be
?ind appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
S. C. in my office on October 19,
1918 next after publication thereof,
:it ll o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause, if any they have,, why
the said Administration should not
Given under my Hand, this 4th
day of October Anno Domini, 1918.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Probate Judge Edgefield Co.
Published on the 9th and 16th day
cf October, 1918 in The Edgefield
FOR SALE: 500 acre farm, 250 in
cultivation.seven miles north east of
Aiken. Fine land. Price to quick buy
C. L. JONES, Mgr.
Munetta, S. C.
For SALE-A fine farm of 270
acres 2 miles from Ridge Spring on
public road. Prices and terms right.
C. L JONESf Mgr.
Monetta, S. C.
Just received a beautiful line of
ladies' and children's cloaks of thc
latest stlye and colors.
FIGHT as these American Soldiers iought in the
streets of Fismes. "They cbvered4hemselves with
glory," the papers say. Of. coi^rse/iney did-ythey are
They met the finek of the,
rifle hand-to-hand struggle,
their bayonets-their ban
went after his man des?
with one great driving
Guard, to silence its
It's a pretty go^3 way to
It wins battles over there, it
Liberty Bonds t
my's troops in a ter
y useef their guns
ose-t? fyhip that Prussian
1 win a splendid victory
e fight Ajif we buy
When you fight-fight! Whhp you buy-buy \
Lead the way iky f??ht-Buy Bonds io your utmost
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We come to another big tas
helpers. The volunteer worKe:
the main highway leading to vi
All patriots, by confession.
Tho grumblers are awed into si
lence. If the taint of disloyalty remains
anywhere it is hidden as a shameful
secret. The heads are wagging and
we hear many bold assurances ?
-111 do all I can."
"Ill go as far as the next fellow."
"Ill taKe all I can afford to taKe."
We are speaKing of course of the
Fourth Liberty Loan and the willing
ness of the war-bacKers to subscribe.
This time we do not explain e Lib
erty Loan and how it worKs, or why/'
we battle with Germany or that a wa/
costs money. It will just about require
a search warrant to find a man who
does not say that he will taKe all of
the bonds he can "afford" to taKe.
But, O my countrymen, we need
night schools and correspondence
schools, private tutors and Chautau
quas and special information bureaus
to enlighten Mr. A. and Mr. B. and Mr.
C. as to the real meaning of tho word
Are you penciling around to find
out how much money you can set
aside without the slightest inconven
ience to any of your pet private
Are you trying to decide how
many bonds you will have to taKe in
order to escape the charge of being a
Thisitime we need not call for
stream in myriad hosts along
tory and vindication.
Ard y/rii getting ready to answer
tn hunjtfreds a . country that has en
1 owed you with thousands?
As you squint your eyes and try
'decide/upon the sum which will
ly reniresent your individual quota,
ara you lacting as attorney for the
UnrVaa States of America or have you
gone in for technicalities in order to
protect special interests?
/ In seasoning with your conscience,
/are yoV trying to be generous or try
/ ing to play safe?
It is up to you.
The bucK cannot be passed.
It is for each man to decide whether
he is going to be a thoroughbred or a
squeezer of ? O-cen? pieces.
For tho saKe of your own self-re
spect, come through to the limit. If
you live to be a thousand years old
yea never will have another chance
to start your iron dollars upon such a
Do you wish to deepen the wrixJUes
upon the brows in Potsdam?
Would you fortify the courage of
every soldier in Franco?
Shall we set in such ? stacK that
the Kaiser can't see over tho top of it?
All right! You are appointed a
Don't wait for a committee to hunt
you up or run you down.
Hurry to tho banh and breaK through the line and order
so many Liberty Bonds that the man inside will be dazed and
aU of the neighbors surprised and ail of your relatives proud.
Buy liberty !?E?? ?WIic?esale, Not letal
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