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Sie postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Wednesday, January 29.
Santa Claus has already resolved
that he will not purchase any "Made j
in Oermany" toys for the world's lit
tle children in 1919.
The Spurtanburg man who j
brought suit for 810,000 and was a-1
warded a verdict of $10 probably I
blamed it on his lawyer instead of
realizing that he had a very lame
case in chancery.
As three million more women than
men voted in Germany the other day, j
th-jre h yet hope for thc Huns. The
hand that rocks the cradle is a mighty
pood hand to be ruled by-except
when it brandishes a rolling-pin.
Is it right to put your automobile
in a dry. rain-proof house and put
your faithful horse in a leaky, wet
stall? Let's apply the golden rule in
a measure at least to the dumb
brutes as well as to our fellow man.
Have you ever thought of giving
thanks for the improvement in the
food and fuel situation as compared
witii a year ago? Everybody has been
weii supplied this winter. On Febru
ary 1 .iii restrictions applying to the
sale of coal will be removed.
Some of the Solons are adepts at i
merry-making as well as law-making, j
Occasionally between the acts, Rep- j
resentative Moss of Cherokee, will i
"hist"' a hymn or some other song !
and a score or more members of the I
house will make the historic old hall
resound with their voices.
The bankers of the State are
standing squarely behind the farmers
in tneir efforts to stay the constant- I
ly falling price of cotton. The farm- j
ers of the South and the bankers of :
the South are a combination that j
should be able to break the "Hinden- ,
burg line" of "bear' speculators.
Wha : the cotton situation needs is!
about a score of ships like the one .
that ieft New Orleans Wednesday,1
for France loaded with 2f>,2G8 bales.!
This one ship sailed with about as :
mud: cotton aboard as all the farm- j
ors in Edgefield county raise in one ;
Your "Uncle Sam" is just a bit :
shortsighted, from a business stand- i
point. He .--hcjuld have held the price j
of cotton up until he sold all of his j
second-hand cantonment mules. Mule :
flesh slumps along with cotton. If
there is r.o reduction in the price per j
capita, there will be !es.= demand and |
A Trousseau Fund.
There is always something new, in
spite of the sameness of this old
world. One of the new things is said
to be the setting aside.of a trousseau '?
fund by a father who has a marriage- i
able daughter, corresponding some- 1
what to the sinking fund of a bond
issue, lt may be said to be a fund 5
for retiring your daughter on. The :
father who has all boys may congrat
ulate himself that he is relieved of
providing a trousseau fund, but in
lieu thereof, he generally has to buy
cigarettes for his boys and candy for
some other father's girls. So every
thing about evens-up in this old
Real Estate Changing Hands.
Doubtless the public records of the
county will show tnat more real es
tate, particularly farm lands, has
changed hands in Edgefield county
during the past four or five months
than for a like period at any time in
the past. Boys have left the parental
roof and set up house-keeping for
themselves, or neighbor has sold to
neighbor and moved away to another
community upon a newly purchased
farm or. better still, some newcomer
has purchased an Edgefield farm and
cast his lot among us. We are always
especially glad when the real estate
transfer is of the latter character,
for one of the greatest needs of Edge
field county is an influx of a thrifty,
home-owning population. Thousands
und ten1? of thousands of acres of
Edgefield land are practically idle, or
at least poorly cultivated, needing
someone from beyond the borders of
the county with pluck and energy
and frugality to settle upon it. We
are always delighted to hear of a
transfer of real estate, for it general
ly means an improvement of condi
tion on that farm, but we are partic
ularly pleased when the purchaser is
a new acquisition to our citizenship.
May the number of real estate
transfers, especially farm land sales
continue to increase.
TRIBUTE TO SENATOR B. E.
After spending the week-end at
home, I am again here in the dis
charge of my legislative duties, but
it was with a heavy heart and sorely
depressed spirit that I boarded the
train for Columbia yesterday. I miss
my departed friend and co-worker,
Senator B. E. Nicholson, even more
here than in Edgefiekl. From the time
we came, at the opening of the ses
sion, until he was stricken and left
for his home, we occupied a roo.n to
gether here in the hotel and always
sat at the same table in th? Jiaing
The last time I saw my beloved
friend was Thursday morning just a
week preceding his death, when I
bade him good-bye as I left our room
for the House, after I made all neces
sary preparations for his going home.
Although suffering much from a
dreadful ?-old, accompanied by high
fever, he*was bright, cheerful, hope
ful, stating that he would return with
me to Columbia the following Mon
day. That Monday, and still another
has come and gone, and my friend is
not here. In my abject moments I
feel like exclaiming with Tennyson,
'"Oh, for the touch of a vanished
And the sound of a voice that is
Aboard the train, in the hotel lob
by, c>n thc streets of Columbia and in
the halls of the House and Senate,
almost continuously since I left
home, people have expressed pro
found admiration for Senator Nich
olson, expressed sincere sympathy
for his bereaved loved ones and also
for the people of Edgefield county in
their irreparable loss. Senator Nich
olson had thoroughly established him
self in the affection and confidence
of his fellow senators, so much so, in
fact that the older men of the body j
who were more mature in years and
experience deferred to him and learn- j
to lean upon him. His ability, cour
age, h'gh ideals, persistent and
painstaking efforts, together with his
unswerving purpose and rectitude of
character, made him one of the lead
ers of the upper House, Everybody
has a kind, complimentary word to i
say of Edgefield's young statesman,
honored alike at home and abroad.
I recall that Dr. Stoddard in one of
his celebrated lectures says Almighty
God has set a special imprint of di
vinity on certain portions of our
globe, referring particularly to the j
Alps, the Pyrenees, the grandeur of 1
Norwegian fjords, thc Sacred Moun- j
tains of Japan and other favored j
places. Just as God has placed his (
special imprint upon these rare spots, ;
petting them apart as objects of sur- j
passing beauty and admiration, so
has he placed the imprint of divinity
upon some choice spirits, both men ',
v.r.? women, Senator Nicholson being,
one of these. He needs no eulogy in j
eloquent words or flowery phrase.
His life and works speak louder than
words and his influence among his
fellows shall live longer than any '
marble shaft that may be erected to j
perpetuate his memory.
Senator Nicholson is not dead. To i
such as he "death is but a gate of '
life." True his frail form now rests
eternally but his great soul has been
wafted to the God who gave it to us,
the people among whom he lived, for
To such as Ben Nicholson
"There is no death ! the stars go |
To rise upon some other shore,
And bright in Heaven's jewelled
They shine forever more."
J. L. Mims.
Columbia, S. C.
Your bicycle can be driven by a '
light two-cylinder motor that will do
away with your pedaling. Something
entirely new but altogether satisfac
tory. Come in to see it.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
FOR SALE: One young mule and
one young horse, both home raised,
also four Essex pigs.
Edgefield. S. C., R. F. D. ?5.
WANTED: Tenants for several (
good farms. Apply to
Mrs.M. J. Norris.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
To the Commissioners of Elections
for the County of Edgefield.
Whereas B. E. Nicholson who, at
the General Election held in Novem
ber 191G, was chosen a member of
the Senate for the Election District
of Edgefield County, to serve for
four years, has since said election
died And whereas the Constitution
of the State of South Carolina directs
that in such case a writ of Election
shall be issued by the President of
the Senate for the purpose of filling
the vacancy thus occasioned for the
remainder of the term for wh:ch the
member so dying was elected to
Now, Therefore, You and each of
you are hereby required, after due
advertisement, and with strict regard
to all the provisions of the Constitu
tion and Laws of the said State
touching your duty in such case, to
hold an election for a Member of the
Senate, for the Election District
aforesaid, to serve for the remain
der of the term for which the said
|B. E. Nicholson was elected: the
Polls to be opened at the various Dis
tricts on Tuesday the fourth day of
February, 1919, by the various sets
of Managers for those places respect
ively; and the .counting of the votes
feast and the declaration of the result
?of the election to be in accordance
?with the provisions of law providing
|for the General Elections and the
manner of conducting the same.
This Writ, Together with your re
turns and all papers pertaining to the
Election to be held under it to be
?transmitted to the Secretary of
Witness the Honorable Junius T.
; Liles, Esquire, President of the Sen
ate, at Columbia this the 29th day of
January in the year of our Lord one
[thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
Junius T. Liles
President of the Senate,
j M. M. Mann
Clerk of the Senate.
The following Managers of Elec
tion have been appointed to hold the
?election at the various precincts in
the said County:
Timmerman-E. L. Scott, Luther
Yonce, L. J. Claxton.
Trenton-L. C.' Eidson, W. H.
Moss, J. M. Long. ^,
Johnston-W. L. Derrick, J. Wil
bur Yonce, Archie J. Lewis.
Edgefield, Pickens-J. W. Reece,
W. J. Duncan. J. H. Nicholson.
Edgefield, Wise-S. E. Morgan,
J. H. Paul, S. B. Mays.
Meeting Street-W. M. Ransom,
M. A. Watson, G. B. TimmeVtflan.
Pleasant Lane-M. B Byrd, Mou
zon Dorn, J. Whit Harling.
Red Hill-C. L. Mathis, 0. 0.
Timmerman, H. E. Quarles.
Cheathams Store-R. C. Griffis,
T. G. Morgan, L. R. Brunson, Sr.
Mathis-I. L. Miller, H. W. Mc
Kie, D. T. Mathis.
Meriwether Hall-M. L. Bunch,
R. W. Glover, H. P. Cooper.
Ropers-J. D. Boswell, S. W. Mil
ler, F. F. Rainsford.
Bacon at Bouknight's Store-W.
H. Smith, 0. W. Wright, H. H. Her
School House near J. 0. Scigler's
-Ed Callison,. R. D. Seigler, T. B.
The Managers at each precinct
named above are requested to dele
gate one of their number to secure
boxes and blanks for the election on
or before Monday, February 3, 1919.
J. W. KEMP
A. M. CLARK
J. B. MINNICK
Commissioners of State and County
Elections for Edgefield County, S. C.
Notice of Special Meeting of
Complyi-: with instructions of the
Board t " Erectors of The Farmers
and Me: .K.nts Bank of Johnston,
Notice is hereby given that a Special
.Meeting of thc Shareholders of the
said bank will be held in the building
occupied by the bank on Tuesday,
February 25th, 1919, at ten o'clock
a. m. The object of the meeting will
be to consider and pass upon the
recommendation of the board of di
rectors to increase the Capital Stock
of the said, The Farmers and Mer
chants Bank of Johnston, from Fifty
thousand dollars to One hundred
Shareholders are requested to be
present in person, or represented by
S. J. Watson, President,
W. C. Derrick, Cashier.
This is to inform our friends and
th public generally, that I have pur
chased from the estate of my forme1,
partner, thc late Mr. B. B. Wilson,
his interest in Merchandise and Live
Stock, and will continue the same !
line of business at the same place. .'
Hi.s estate will retain one half in-1
tcrcst in all notes, so parties owing,
notes now due and past due will,
please call and settle.
Bettis Cantelou. |
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The policy of the Ford Motor Company to sell its cars
for the lowest possible price, consistent with the de
pendable quality, is too well known to require com
ment. Therefore, because of present conditions, there
can be no change in the prices on Ford cars:
Touring Car ... . $525
Truck Chassis . . . $550
DGFEiELD, SOUTH CAROLINA