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J. L. MIMS,_.Edltor.
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Wednesday, February 12.
. . Rush the early garden. It will help
to lower the high cost of living.
They tell us that Germany has a
President. His task will not be an
"A constitutional or no constitu
tional?" is a question that is puz
zling many legislators at this time.
The over enthusiastL- suffragists
who burned Persident Wilson in effigy
on the White House grounds did not
help their cause along by such ridic
The one vote that was lacking in
the Senate to carry the suffrage
amendment will probably be gained
upon the convening of the next Con
gress on March 4.
That new $6,000,000 revenue bill
is of sufficient proportions to make
the people sit up and take notice.
Every individual will either directly
or indirectly have to pay this tax.
The friends of the Citadel are
working for a bigger and better Cit
adel. The war has given this institu
tion an opportunity to show what it
has been doing by way of training
Notwithstanding the fact that the
English fired in one day last Septem
ber $24,000,000 worth of ammuni
tion at the Germans, they could not
stem the onward march of the enemy
until the "Yanks" came upon the
Another evidence that old section
al differences are being buried is
found in the action of the Tennessee
general assembly which has passed a
bill making Lincoln's birthday a holi
day in Tennessee, one of the Confed-1
It matters not what plan will be
adopted by the Peace Conference to
preserve the world peace of the fu
ture, the French people will never
sleep with both eyes closed. They will
henceforth and forever keep one eye
on thc*:r treacherous neighbor, Ger
Casualties Still Being Reported.
We have now entered the fourth
month since hostilities ceased and
yet thc long-drawn-out casualty list
is still being daily published. It does
seem that the government could
weeks ago have given out to the pub
lic a complete list of all casualties.
With every part of the army so well
organized and with rapid means of
transportation and communication a
vailable, such a delay seems unrea
sonable. Wonder how^ long before we
shall have the last and complete offi
cial tidings of the casualties as a re
sult of the war.
Will be Fought.
Hub Evans' proposed gallon-a
month law will meet with the stub
bornest kind of opposition. Besides
being a step backward from the
standpoint of prohibition, increasing
the supply of whiskey during demob
ilization of the army would be ex
tremely unwise. As we have three of
the large training camps in South
Carolina it is imperative that whis
key be suppressed as much" as possi
ble. If there be any change in the j
existing law at this time, there should j
be a reduction rather than an in
crease in the supply.
Help School Children.
On account of the epidemic of in
fluenza which caused the closing of
all schools in the county, for two !
months or more since the session be- j
gan, thc pupils will have to do inten
sive work if they pass up to a high
er grade at the close of the session.
Withom; regular and systematic as
sistance from parents, children will |
be unable do to this. Subordinate
everything else in the home to the
children and their studies. They are
entitled to and should receive first j
attention. After a few short years the i
opportunity fer receiving an educa
tion will have passed to the present
generation of boys and girls. Give
the attention while it is most needed.
Memorial Service in Honor of
Senator B. E. Nicholson.
Following a long standing and
beautiful custom, the senate last
Wednesday at noon held a memorial
service in honor of the late Senator
B. E. Nicholson. For nearly two
hours the members of the senate,
many of whom have been associated
with Mr. Nicholson in the house and
senate for the past ten years, gave
utterance to heartfelt and very beau
Men who have witnessed memorial
services in the halls of Congress
have said the memorial service in
honor of Senator Nicholson would
have done credit to the national
house or senate. So earnestly, so feel
ingly and so tenderly did his co
workers speak of the worth of Mr.
.'Nicholson as a public servant and as
Ja man, that tears moistened the eyes
j of many who were present and who
loved the young statesman from
Edgefield county. Would that I had
?these tributes in manuscript form
?and could publish them for the bene
'fit of Mr. Nicholson's relatives and1
Among those who participated in !
this beautiful memorial service were
Senators Ridgcll, Shelor, Walker,
Banks, Johnstone, Laney, Christen
sen and Padgett, who represented
practially every part of the State.
At thc conclusion of these ad
dresses Ex-Gov. J. C. Sheppard, who
;had qualified as the successor of'
; Senator Nicholson, arose and in ai
j very fitting manner expressed sincere j
appreciation on the part of Edgefield
county for the many beautiful trib
utes to the lamented Senator Nichol- '
i Senator Nicholson's desk in the !
-senate chamber has been draped in
? mourning and it will until the close
j of the session.
J. L. Mims.
For the Children.
Too much care cannot be exercised j
in selecting a cough medicine for
children. It should be pleasant to
take, contain no harmful drug and
mose effectual in curing their coughs I
and colds. Long experience has shown
that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
meets these conditions. It is a fa
vorite with many mothers.
?Notice of Application for In
corporation of The Edgefield .
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will apply to the Hon. W.
Banks Dove, Secretary of State, at
his office in the City of Columbia,
S. C., on the IS day of February, A.
D. 1019, for a Charter incorporating
the "Edgefield Cemetery Associa
tion" organized for the purpose of
holding and conveying property as a
'Cemetery Association in or near the
Town of Edgefield, S. C.
A. H. Corley
W. H. Harling
J. W. Stewart
February 12, 1919
Edgefield, S. C.
EDGEFIELD EVIDENCE FOR
The Statements of Edgefield
Residents Are Surely More
Reliable Than Those of
Home testimony is real proof.
Public statements of Edgefield peo
pie carry real weight.
What a friend or neighbor says
The word of one whose home is
far away invites your doubts.
Here's an Edgefield woman's state
And it's for Edgefield people's
Such evidence is convincing.
That's the kind of "proof that backs
Doan's Kidney Pills.
Mrs. Mattie Sharpe, 4 Battle Row,
says: "About two years ago I was
down with my back, so bad I often
had to crawl on my hands and knees
when I had to go up stairs. Dizzy
spells bothered me too, and sometime
at night it felt as if the bed was go
ing around. I tried many remedies
without getting relief until I finally
heard of Doan's Kidney Pills and
used them. After I had taken four
boxes I felt that I didn't need any
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
Mrs. Sharpe had. Foster- Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
Any parties having boats in my
pond will please get them out before
Feb. 20th. If not out by that time I
will take them in charge.
v S. E. MORGAN,
Edgefield, S. C.
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HEART OF EILEEN
(Copyright, 191S. Ly McClure Newspaper
Eileen Wainwright, leaning back
wearily against the cretonne-covered
back of the piazza rocker, could not
help overhearing the conversation go
ing on just inside the club window.
At first the words had no meaning,
for her own thoughts were busy with
other things. Then she realized that
some ono, an often referred to "she,"
was most unpopular with the convers
er, and suddenly hearing her own
name mentioned she realized that she
herself was the subject of this un
It was Mrs. Langdon Merrill talking
to her sister, Mrs. Enoch Cuthbert,
about her son, Lionel Merrill and Eil
"Don't you see it all, Jennie?" said
Mrs. Merrill's voice. She's come back
because she's tired of nursing. You
know that's what both the Wainwright
girls did after their father lost his
money-trained for nurses. And as
she and Lionel had a sort of boy and
girl affair, she thinks she'll take it up
now where they left off. I shouldn't
worry about it. only the girl's a rav
ing, tearing beauty. She's got that
sort of ethereal look about her that
appeals to a man. And she knows
It, you can gamble, and she's going to
play for big game. But she's not
going to marry Lionel Merrill if
know anything, just when he was be
ginning to take an interest in Mary
Evans-the very thing I've set my
heart on all my life. I don't know
what the Aberdeens meant by asking
her here ! Why didn't she go to France,
where she's needed? I've no patience
with nurses who don't go to France."
There was more, but Eileen, decid
ing she had heard enough, got up and
Her indignation had cooled to a
She joined the Aberdeens at the end
of the terrace, watching a set of ten
"Thirty-love." explained Jean Aber
deen as Eileen came up. "Lion Merrill
and Mary Evans are winning."
It was the first time Eileen had seen
him for seven years, and she approved
of what she saw.
"Wliy didn't Lionel join tile army?"
she asked Jean.
"Why!" Jean's eyes were indignant.
"Because his mother wouldn't let him.
It's a shame, when he wanted to go so.
The set over, Lionel came up to the
group on the terrace.* "It's little Eileen
back again," he said, taking her hand
and looking searchingly down Into her
eyes. "And she's come back a very
beautiful lady-but it strikes me, a sad
lady. We'll have to have a few par
ties to brighten her up. I see that."
Eileen laughed and shook her, head.
"It's not a time for parties, Lionel. One
can't feel festive these days."
Mrs. Merrill arrived In time to hear
"You're very patriotic. Miss Wain
wright. One would think your patriot
ism would carry you across seas."
Eileen's face clouded. "I wanted to
go," she said simply. "My sister and
I drew lots and she won."
Several days passed In which Lionel
^lorrin managed to see Eileen very of
Then, one soft evening In June, when
the stars were struggling through a
long pale twilight, he told her he loved
"Eileen, dear, I love you," he said
suddenly. "I can't let you go back to
New York. I can't let you go away
again, my white angel."
She drew away gently. "Lionel, we
must not talk of love. It can't be. You
see, I know your mother, doesn't ap
prove of me. And I'll never marry a
man against his mother's wishes. Good
by, dear boy. I must go In. And please
don't try to see me again."
Two days later Doctor Harbison
came downstairs nt the Merrills',
where Mrs. Merrill was anxiously
waiting for him in the hall.
"It's pneumonia, Mrs. Merrill. Lionel
must have a nurse right away. But
there isn't an extra nurse in the state.
"But what -hall we do?"
'Tra Pure i don't know, Mrs. Mer
"I '.ave it," she exclaimed. "There
a girl-a nurse visiting near here. Per
haps she'll come." But her voice was
Mrs. Merrill herself called on the
telephone and stated her case.
"I'm sorry," said Eileen. "My rest
Is over, Mrs. Merrill. I must return to
New York today. The babies and
mothers need me. I'm pledged to them
and to the soldiers, if they need me
on this side. I can't take any one else."
"But Lionel needs you, my dear Miss
Wainwright. If he were a soldier
would you nurse him?"
"Then, my dear, he'll be a soldier.
He has always wanted to be one. It ls
my fault he wasn't. If I consent when
he gets well will you come?"
"Yes, I c:.n do that without breaking
"And Miss Wainwright! There ls
another thing. I've been fearfully un
kind. I-I think Lionel cares for you
a great deal. If you can forgive me. I
am going to ask you to be kind to him."
"It seems," mused Eileen thoughtful
ly, as she hung up the receiver, "that
it takes the fear of death to move
some people's hearts. I often wonder
If this war Isn't just for that very
thing! Of course, I'd have gone. hoy.
dear, but ?t didn't hurt your mother
to cosx me-and lt didn't hurt her to
promise you to your country either, my
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wall paper put but by any manufacturer.
Sanatas Oil Cloth and Glazed surface paper for the Bath
Room will wash off and has the looks of tile.
Parrish's Stained Glass Paper will make your home attract
ive. For the Front Door of the Vestibule, Bath Room Win
dows or transoms. Why bother about curtains for these
places when you can put Parrish's Art Paper on and it will
stay on for years, besides locking- like real glass.
Can order the paper paste ready mixed to use, and any
thing in the Wall Paper line, we can get it for you. This line
includes also, Wall Paper Cleaner, Paints, Paper Hangers?
Paper Rollers, Cretonne Paper, Mouldings, Borders, Muslin,
bleached and unbleached a yard wide. Burlap in colors as de
If you are going to do your home over this Spring, look
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The Corner Store
All persons owning property of
any kind whatsoever, or in any ca
pacity, as husband, guardian, execu
tor, administrator or trustees are re
quired to make returns of the same
to the Auditor under oath within the
time mentioned below and the Audi
tor is required by law to add a pen
alty of 50 per cent to all property
that is not returned on or before the
20l;h day of February in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls
The 50 per cent penalty will be added
for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers,
I or my represer tative will be at the
following appointed places on the
dates mentioned to receive tax re
The office will be open to receive
returns from the firas day of January
till the 20th day of Feb. 191?, aa pre
scribed by law.
J. R. TIMME RM AN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
NOTICE-My friends and cus
tomers having wheat to grind, please
bring it in between now and March
15th, as I expect to shut down at that
time in order to put my mill in first
class condition for the coming wheat
S. E. MORGAN,
Edgefield, S. C.
Formerly the Walter H. Smith Mill.
FOR SALE: One young mule and
one young horse, both home raised,
also four Essex pigs.
Edgefield, S. C., R. F. D. 3.
For Nineteen and Nineteen
We desire to notify our farmer friends that we are
ready to supply their fertilizer needs. We have ready
for delivery reliable brands of fertilizers that have been
tested for years by farmers of this county, and have
over and over again proven their merit.
Besides the mixed goods, we carry a large stock of
meal and acid phosphate for mixing any formula you
desire at home.
Come in to see us and get our prices before you make
your fertilizer contracts for 1919.