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Wednesday, April 2.
Immortal Thirtieth Division
Received and Honored by
the people of South Caro
Yielding to an irrepressible desire
to meet and greet our soldier boys of
the 30th Division first hand and to
have a part in their official'reception,
as it were, I came to Columbia this
(Monday) morning with many thou
sands of other citizens from every
quarter of the State. Special trains
and the regular trains on all of the
railroads leading to the capital city
have been crowded for two days and
a constant stream of automobiles
have poured in from every direction.
A friend from the Piedmont section
of the State told me to-day that at
one ferry there were 300 automobiles
at one time this morning waiting to
be transported across the river. This
gives some idea of what an immense
throng gathered here to-day to do
honor to the men who broke the Hin
Seven thousand heroes marched up
Main Street this afternoon to the
step of martial music between two
solid walls of men and women, lined
up on both sides of the street, who
had assembled to show their appre
ciation for their service and sacri
fices. Never were there more people
in Columbia at one time and p;.)baMy
never again will such an inspiring
scene be witnessed.
The soldiers were brought to the
city from Camp Jackson in street
cars and formed the pageant near
the city limits for the memorable
march through the leading streets.
Everywhere they were greeted with
deafening cheers and with every
. form of public r?cognition and ex
pression of sincere appreciation for
what they did to save not only Amer
ica but the world from German dom
ination and tyranny. Although the
assembled throng waited nearly three
hours, standing, for the young heroes
to form in martial splendor, yet
there was not the slightest evidence
of restlessness or impatience.
The approach of the procession
was announced by patriotic music
from the 117th regiment band and as
its s.rains died away in the distance,
the band of the next regiment i it line
as the procession passed, could be
heard, the climax from a musical
Standpoint being reached when the
Marine band of 2G pieces from the
navy yard in Charles Lon. brought to
Columbia by Major T. T. Hyde, pass
ed playing "Dixie" with all possible
fervor and enthusiasm.
The men who whipped to a frazzle
the finest troops that Germany ever
put in the field, the pride of the Kai
ser and the boast of Hindenburg,
bore the marks of hard service. They
are no longer amateurs, or citizen
soldiers, as the German press de
risively called them early in the war,
but they are seasoned soldiers who
have received the "Well done" of
Mar.-hal Foch, General Pershing,
President Wilson, the Congress of the
United States and the people for
whom they fought back home. The
brave Spartans who immortalized
themselves at Thermopylae deserve
no more enduring place in history
than do these brave boys who march
ed triumphantly through South CarO'
lina's capita^ to-day. It was indeed a
rare privilege to see them and greet
them. South Carolinians who were
not-here have let pass an opportunity
that will never come their way again.
As tile men passed by to-day with
military precision and cadence, wait
ing, like "time and tide," for nothing,
it was practically impossible to recog
nize even erstwhile familiar faces of
the men in uniform. The only Edge
iield county man I recognized during
the march was Lieut. W. D. Allen
who, being in command of his com
pany, marched several paces in front,
making it easier to recognize his fa
miliar face and form. As Lieut. Allen
marched with conspicuous military
bearing in the procession, I was made
to feel very proud of him and the
splendid record that he has made. His
men speak in the highest' terms of
him. Than such expressions from men
who know him, no officer can be paid
a higher compliment.Like Napoleon,
Li sut. Allen was born a military
leader. Upon his victorious return to
his home State this afternoon, I re
called very vividly his earnest, patri
otic appeals to the young men of his
county at the time he forsook all,
voluntarily, for his country.
Among the Edgefield parents who
came to Columbia to greet their sons
were, Rev. and Mrs. P. B. Lanham,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holmes, Mrs.
J. G. Byrd, Mr. J. Whit Dorn and
Mr. Press Medlock.
Pension For All Soldiers.
As there has been some doubt as
to whether or not all Confederate
soldiers and widows of Confederate
soldiers will receive a pension under
the new law which is to be adminis
tered by the Pension Commissioner
and the State Pension Board, I called
this afternoon to see Pension Cojn
missioner McLaurin and discussed
the matter with him at some length,
gathering the following facts from
him: By April 10 all persons who
have heretofore received a pension
will be paid the usual amount through
the Clerk of Court. What is left of
the appropriation after these veter
ans and widows are paid, something
like $100,OOO, will be divided among
all veterans and widows of veterans,
j who have not heretofore received a
I pension. They will be paid later |
i through the judge of probate. The
newly enrolled pensions will be divid
I ed into two classes, one and two, ac
cording to their income from proper
ty owned. Class one, composed of
i those who are most needy, will re
iceive a larger amount than those in
! class two. The Pension Commissioner
stated plainly this afternoon that rec
ognition will be taken of every Con
j federate soldier, even if he has an in
come of a million dollars. His name
j will be on the honor roll. If he choses
to give what he receives from the
'State to some more needy comrade
in arms, he can do so. The Confeder
.ate veterans have for a long time de
sired a pension law carrying such a
.provision, the law as it now stands
. being drafted by the veterans them
, selves. j
Many Solon? in Columbia.
It gave me peculiar pleasure to rub
' elbows with many men from all parts
j of the State with whom I recently |
?served in the legislature. The com-j
Iradeship, the good fellowship, in ci-j
?dent to the seven weeks of legislative i
?work is a source of peculiar pleasure j
'to the members of the general assem
bly. All of them with one accord dis
?cussed good roads legislation. I am
?satisfied that in due season there will
! come out of the present agitation
some feasible, well-thought-out plan
?that will meet the needs of the peo
i pie. It is a matter of too great im
portance-that of heavily bonding
; this and subsequent generations-to
receive hasty consideration. Only aii
j ter careful and mature consideration
?should any plan or good roads scheme
;be fixed upon the people through leg
j To-morrow morning (Tuesday) I
(leave for Greenville at the request of |
District Attorney Thurmond to testi
fy, as a member of the -local board,
'against a colored registrant who hiis
i properly been classed as a deserter.
?He is being prosecuted in the United
States court for his unwillingness or
refusal to serve in the army.
J L. MUMS.
Columbia, S C.
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Given by Many EdgefieldN>
Experiences told by Edgefield peo
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3 TAT EM EXT OF THE CONDITION ?F THE I
THE BANK OF EDGEFIEIiD
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
At the close of business on the 31st
cay of March, 1919.
Loans and Discounts.$486,160.31
Over Drafts. 2,983.82
Liberty Loan Bonds._ 53.350.00
War Savings Stamps.- 846.CO
Furniture and Fixtures. ? 1,000.00
Real Estate and Bank Build
Due from Banks. 40,518.18
Cash in Vault_. 5,542.93
Capital Stock_.$ 57,400.00
Undivided Profits. 17,13*78
Bills Payable.__. 30,000,00
State of South Carolina, /
County of Edgefield. \
Before me came E. J. MIMS, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
E. J. MIMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me |
this tbe 1st day of April, 1919.
W. B. COGBURN,
Clerk Court C. P. and G. S.
J. C. Sheppard,
A. S. Tompkins.
J. H. Allen,
E. J. NORRIS
Have New and VERY
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tile face of the policy if
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paying premium and in
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enlarging 35c. up. Specialists-we do
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daks, Films, Supplies.
Columbia Photo Finishing Co.,
lill Taylor Street, Columbia, S. C.
My Stallion and Jacks will make the
season at my farm, and on account of
so much trading among mare owners I
have decided to reduce fee to ten dol
lars-strictly cash at time of service.
Not responsible for accidents. Return
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Clark's Hill, S. C.
Spring is now in full blast, and those who haven't had
their wants filled had better not wait too long, because
when the present supply has been sold it will be pretty
hard to get any more, because as at present the demand
is far ahead of the supply.
How About a New SpringXloak
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Look our line over before you buy. We have some good
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How are You Fixed in the Hosiery Line?
Come in and see our line of Bontex Silk Hose. This is a
good wearing silk hose,-and in the lisle hose we have just
received a shipment of Ipswich hosiery for ladies and
children-the best lisle hose at the price.
See our JAPANESE CHINA just received. This is the
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