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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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Wednesday, April 23.
A safe place for your V's is in Vic
A desirable place for your V's is in
A profitable place for your V's is
in Victory bonds.
Hasten the coming of the day when
there will be no casualty lists pub
Unfortunately, "pop-skull" can be
made from other cereals besides pop
Lets have no planting of cotton
after grain this year. Tell on your .i
neighbor, if he does it.
The ups and downs most desired in (<
the cotton situation: Raise the em
bargo and lower the acreage.
After the League of Nations shall
have been consummated for the j *
world, let's have a League of Farmers j
for the South.
The best free show we know any
thing aboUt is to see a hobble-skirted
young woman running to catch a I "
It may not- be safe to put all of
your eggs in one basket, but it is safe
to put all of your V's in Victory
The weather man was a bit incon
siderate of the comfort of those who jf
participated in the annual Easter ?I
fashion show Sunday.
"Six candidates in the field for the
Mexican presidency," says a headline.
The wonder is that there is even one
candidate. Nobody on this side of the
Rio Grande would have the job!
The failure of Germany to siprn
the peace treaty would only be mak
ing bad matters worse for the Cen
tral powers. This they will hardly do.
With characteristic grit, our Meth
odist friends have undertaken to raise
$35,000,000 as an education and
world-evangelization fund, and our
prediction is that they will have the
grace to achieve success.
It is safe to predict that the pen
with which the German representa
tives sign the treaty of peace will not '(
be placed in the archives in Berlins] (
They would rather cast it in the : $
The people of the United States :(
and Japan are about as far apart in \.
their ideal individually and national- L
ly, as they are geographically. With 'f
two races so entirely antipodal, there
can never be, certainly not for a long
time, altogether harmonious rela
Within a few days speculators with
offices in Wall Street skyscrapers will
be telling the world how many acres
are planted in cotton in the South,
and by their estimates obtained at
long distance they will set about to
regulate the price of the staple.
Buy Victory Bonds.
In order to bring about a speedy
termination of the World War, thus
saving the lives of hundreds of thou
sands of the flower of American man
hood, our country did not spare mon
ey.' Ships were constructed on the
largest possible scale, guns were
made in almost countless numbers,
airships were being made ready to
ship across by the tens of thousands,
tanks were being constructed for
every mile of battle front, munitions
were being provided in unprecedent
ed quantities and sundry supplies
were purchased to meet every possi
ble need. Did not our government
act wisely by adopting-such a policy?
Were it not better to spend American
dollars than to needlessly spill Amer
car. blood? Surely everyone will ans
ver these questions in the affirmative.
Now these bills must be met. The
rovernment must have the money
ind all that is asked of us is that we
end our money to the government..
We should respond spontaneously
md generously to the call as a thank
jffering for the return of our boys in
such great numbers. Only a few, very
few Edgefield county boys sleep in
Foreign graves. Let's heed the call by
joing over the top.
An Unsettled Question.
Two eminent authorities differ on a
question that is old as the hills: Prof.
Massey, of the Progressive Farmer,
says it makes no difference whether
yon plant Irish potatoes in the light
jr the dark of the moon, and Editor
Wallace, the Nestor of the South
Carolina press, says: "If the moon
:an make the tides of the great
Dceans that cover three-fourths of
the earth's surface, why may it not
iffect a potato patch?" Our practice
Has somewhat ignored the scientific
dews of both e* these high authori
ties, in that w plant potatoes as
?arly in March as we can secure a
larkey to do the work, the condition
if soil permitting. We are admonish
ed by Mr.' Emerson to "hitch our wag
in to a star," but we haven't taken
ip much time with the moon.
In dealing with petty troubles or
iriction among their children, pa
ints, especially parents who are your
?eighbors, should not allow them
?elves to make mountains out of
nole-hills. Children frequently have
;heir disagreements and little person
tl encounters that should be passed
>ver without notice by parents, let-1
lng them forget and forgive, as they
viii generally do if left to them- !
?elves. It is not natural for little chil
iren in their sweet innocence to har
When a child runs to mother and
?elates in an impassioned manner
lome seeming injustice perpetrated
>y a playmate, probably an older and
?tronger boy who is habitually over
learing, the first impulse of that
nother is to resent in a severe man
ier the injustice done her darling.
Sear in mind that frequently children
mconsciously exaggerate by over
ioloring their wrongs, and instead of
leting hastily and rashly upon the ex
larte statement of a. child in such
natters, a parent should either ig
?ore or carefully investigate before
;aking action. In most cases, is it not
letter to sympathize with the child,
;hen divert its mind from its griev
mce, than to give utterance to ugly
vords, making bad matters worse.
The penning of these words of ad
nonition' has been prompted by a
nost horrible homicide that occurred
n a town in this State Sunday morn
ng. Ona next-door neighbor, a man
if eighty years, shot another as the
.esult of a difficulty which occurred
imorfg their children. First, the chil
iren fell out, then their mothers be
anie involved in a difficulty over the
natter and next the fathers brought
:he unfortunate affair to a tragic end.
One of them is dead, leaving a widow
ind orphans in want and shanie and
lisgrace. The other father is in jail,
with probably a worse fate awaiting
lim, and with equally as dark cloud
?anging over those left in the home.
Instead of exercising forbearance,
he persons responsible for this trage
ly doubtless gave utterance to griev
ius words that stirred up anger, in
stead of returning the soft answer,
encourage children to overlook, for
get, forgive, rather than fan into a
.onsuming flame their petty differ
mces. Had the parties to the horrible
ragedy which occurred in Bamberg
:ounty exercised forbearance, their ?
iifferences would have been settled
vithout the awful climax. I
See the War Pictures.
The thrilling war pictures that will
ie put upon the screen in the Opera
louse to-morrow (Thursday) night
viii attract a large number of people,
'n addition to the interest that is felt
n the scenes of wreck and ruin
vrought in northern France by the
?eartless Huns, the object for which
he money is to be used will appeal
o our people. It will be used by the
). A. R. to purchase a bronze tablet
m which will be inscribed the names
)f the soldiers who died and were
cilled in the service of their country,
s not this a cause that will appeal
vith irresistible force to every patri
>tic heart in Edgefield?
The next regular teachers' exami
?ation will be held Saturday, May 3.
kVhite applicants report at Court
iouse; colored applicants at Mace
W. W FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education.
Meeting in Interest of Beard
Friday afternoon a meeting of the
citizens of Edgefield, at which a
goodly number were present, was
held in the Court House, for the pur
pose of considering the advisability
of establishing a boarding school in
the present three-story school build
ing and providing some other place
for the Graded and Hifrh school.
The idea was. conceived by Rev.
R. G. Lea, who is always on the alert
for some forward move. Mr. Lee was
made chairman of the meeting and
Mr. O. B. Anderson was selected as
clerk. The chairman stated somewhat
in detail the purpose of the meeting,
outlining tentative plans for the pro
I posed enterprise. After a general dis
cussion from different angles by J.
Wm. Thurmond, N. G. Evans, J. C.
Sheppard, E. J. Mims, A. S.. Tomp
kins, A. E. Padgett, S. McG. Simkins,
?J. L. Mims and others, a committee,
; consisting of Rev. R. G. Lee, E. H.
?Folk, J. Wm. Thurmond, A. E. Pad
!gett and J. W. Stewart, was appoint
ed to ascertain what amount of bonds
! could, under the constitutional provi
sions, be voted by the Edgefield
school districts to provide for the es
tablishment of the school and also to
?secure other facts bearing upon the
matter. A report of the committee
will be made at a subsequent meeting
of citizens to be called by the chair
The sense of the meeting as reflect
ed by the various expressions that
j were made was in favor of the estab
lishment of a boarding school inj
j Edgefield that would equip its pupils i
for sophomore work in college. Much ;
j interest is manifested generally in
I the success of the proposed enter
Hog Cholera in County.
Farmers of the county are asked
by the officials of the Departn eht of !
Agriculture to co-operate in the pro- :
ject to keep down hog cholera. This
can be done by first calling a veteri- !
narian or the county agent if there is j
sickness in the herd. Next, if there!
are any deaths, by all means burn or
j bury the carcass, and get your neigh
bor to do likewise. Then, too, use all
sanitary precaution towards keeping
the hogs in a clean lot or run. Be
careful about dogs eating with the
?hogs, for dogs are very bad to carry
j disease, also make a sport of shooting
the dirty buzzard, which also, is a
Report of Committee.
In the recent contest for the clean
|Up week in Edgefield, the first prize
?was awarded to Mrs. J. T. Pattison
?and the second to Mrs. S. M. Smith.
I The yards selected for the second
?inspection were those of Mrs. J. T.
Pattison. Mrs. A. S. Tompkins, Mrs.
?Mary J. Norris, Mrs. R. A. Marsh,
?Mrs. Arthur Wells, Mrs. S. M. Smith,
|Mrs. W. A. Strom, Mrs. Kate Butler,
! Mrs. J. E. Hart, Mrs. B. L. Mims, Mrs.
W. E. Lott and Mrs. W. Robinson.
Owing to a'misunderstanding the
commttee to inspect the colored peo
ple's yards failed to do so last week,
?but will come Friday afternoon. May
Candidate for Cotton Weigher.
j Having just returned from France,
'and receiving my discharge from the j
U. S. Army, where I have been since
'September 1917, at the solicitation I
J of a number of my friends, I hereby!
I announce myself as candidato for
Cotton Weigher for the town of Edge
field, S. C. li elected, I promise to
give faithful service to all parties in
the performance of my duties.
WILLIAM G. BYRD.
April 1". :J19.
FCR SALE: Plants have been in
spected. Ready to ship. Porto Rico,
Jerusalem, Triumph, and Pumpkin
Yams at $2.00 per thousand.
E. A. Williams,
FOR SALE: One hundred bushels
of corn in the ear.
J. D. MATHIS,
Trenton, S. C.
FOR SALE: Sows and gilts ready
bred. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.
FOR SALE: One Sterling Thrash
er mounted on trucks for $300.00.
Guaranteed to be in first class condi
tion. Suitable for six-horse power en
STEWART & KERNAGHAN.
STRAYED: One Jersey heifer a
bout three weeks ago from the pas
ture of W. L. McDaniel, light cream
color with a few white spots, weighs
about 350 or 400 pounds. Finder
please notify me.
j. w. MCDANIEL,
Cold Spring, S. C.
Our line of pretty French Ginghams that will make
you a pretty and serviceable dress for use during the
coming warm days.
We can also show you some mighty pretty styles in
Stripe and Plaid Ginghams suitable for dresses, and
striped Ginghams and Percales for boys' shirts and
Have just received a shipment of Ladies' Lawn and
Voile Waists, all large sizes. Come and get your pick.
When you have anything to be dyed or cleaned, let
the Ben-Vonde Co., do it for you, they are the best in
the South along this line. A trial will convince you. We
the local agents. They are prepared to clean or dye
Hats, Dresses, Suits, Waists, Gloves, Silk and Kid, etc.
While on the subject of dying, if there is anything
to be dyed that you are going to do yourself, come and
get a cake of Aladdin Dye Soap. Just received a ship
ment of dark colors and can supply your wants at once.
GIVE US A CHANCE TO SERVE YOU
The Corner Store
Put out boldly as a warning to wives that are not content to live noon
their husbands' income.-', the play .shows how ono married woman sold her
favors that she might clothe herself in tine raiment, the punch arriving
when the lady keeps an appointment with a strange gentleman and finds her
self face to face with her own husband.
One ot' the most able tributes to the big and wonderful feature
"To-Day" is the following letter from Ada Patterson of the New York
"I regard 'To-Day' as the vindication of the motion picture. No critic nor
enemy of the new art can stand against it. for it shows how much better a
picture may be than the play.
"Your cast is an inspired one. If you had searched the country you could
not have found a more splendid quartette of players than Florence Reed,
Fank Mills, Alice Gale and Gus Weinberg.
Do Not Fail to See it Friday Night