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J. L. MIMS,.-Editor.
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Wednesday, April 30.
There" is a building epidemic on in
Edgefield and it may continue to
The Victory Loan campaign is lag
ging. Is that failure due in part to
Italy does not object to the color ?
of our money, having just been grant
ed a loan of $50,000,000.
Who said there were no Bolshevists
in this country? Anyway you'd better
open suspicious looking parcel post
packages with care.
We ar? on the alert for the govern
ment report on the blackberry crop! '
Here's hoping that it will be a record- '
breaker especially as Mr. Hoover has .
let up on sugar. \
Only 50 per cent of our "A. E. F." jj
boys have been brought home. The ' j
government needs money from the
Victory bonds to bring the other half
of the overseas army home.
Occupies First Place.
The establishment of the League of 1
Nations, corroborates what has been 1
universally conceded for some time- j >
that Woodrow Wilson towers head |i
and shoulders above any other per- ? <
sonality upton the world's stage to- ]
day. It proves the scripture, if it
needed any proof, that he that is last
shall be first and he that is first shall
Germany's autocratic ruler by pre- ;
cipitating a world war sought first |,
place among men and now he is last.
Woodrow Wilson sought nothing for ;
himself but entered the war as a ',
peace-maker, and now he is first.
Worldly Glory Empty and Vain.
While "the path of glory leads but
to the grave," unfortunately for the
ex-kaiser, there is unutterable humil- ;
Sation before h reaches the grave.
Nothing could be more humiliating
to an autocrat of Kaiser WU ?am's
ir pe than to be arraigned for trial by
tho powers he sought to overthrow.
/ n added misfortune is that he must '
f::^wer for his deeds before a preju- '
.ci.ed tribunal, one by which he has ;
1 ; n prejudged and declared guilty.
JV.rthermora, there is no alternative
c.; m to him, not even a change of
venue, a change to an unprejudiced
environment The entire world, with
the possible exception of a small por
tion of his f ormer realm, i; against H
him. Thc man most in need of friends '
and sympathy is without friends* rind 1
has forfeited the respect of mankind. 1
In the tragic death of Major Hen
ry E. Bunch, a hero of many battles ^
has fallen. His record for distinguish- *
ed service abroad has been an honor j
to the nation, to his State, to his
county and to the old Edgefield name L
which he bore. Yielding to a patriot- jj
ic impulse, he went overseas early in |(
the war, reporting at once to the
front, and was cited several times for
bravery and distinguished services.
Official'recognition of Major Bunch's1,
gallantry has been repeatedly taken .
by the government. Great is the pity ; j
that so valuable a citizen and so brave j
a soldier should have met a tragic ?j
death in his homeland after defying^
for many months shot and shell and jj
gas from the Germans. j(
His body, accompanied by military |,
escort, will be brought to his boyhood
,-home at Clark's Hill this afternoon
for interment. The memory of Major
Henry Bunch will live long in the
minds and hearts of the people of
both" McCormick and Edgefield coun
Reckless Driving Dangerous.
The people of Edgefield county
deeply deplore the tragic death of
Major Henry Bunch, who doubtless
would have been alive to-day had it
not been for the reckless driving of
two chauffeurs, one was driving the
car in which Major Bunch was riding
and the other was driving the car
with which this car collided.
Let this deplorable accident b<
earning to our people. Up to t
time no very serious automobile
cident has occurred in Edgefield ci
ty. When cars were something o:
novelty to our people there was m'
more reckless driving than there is
present. Let the tendency contii
to be toward careful driving rat
than toward reckless driving. Pra
cally all automobile accidents res
from the failure of the driver to h?
control of his car. When a car is
der control, accidents can genen
be averted, but a car is not un
control of its driver when going a
speed of 50 or 60 miles per hour.
A Much-Asked Question.
The most mooted question at t
time is, "What does it cost to grov
pound of cotton?" and there are
bout as many answers as there woi
be to the question, What does it c
to rear a boy? It depends upon w
rears the boy, and so it depends \
on who grows the cotton. In thi
latter days it costs more to rear so
boys than they are worth, be it s<
to the discredit of their parents, a
the way some people grow cotton
costs more than it is worth. But t
cost of growing cqtton by everybo<
under present conditions, is en<
mous, and farmers should receive
?ood price for it.
Back on His Native Heath.
There is general rejoicing amoi
the newspaper folk of South Carolii
over the return of Major J. C. Hem
hill to his native State. At the clo
of 25 years of able editorship of t
News and Courier of Charleston, M
?or Hemphill voluntarily severed I
connection with that paper to engai
in journalism in the North. Howevc
much of the time since he left tl
State has spent in the national cai
tal, where he represented several i
the great dailies of the country. T
morrow he will assume the editorsh
of the Spartanburg Journal and Tl
Advertiser joins the pr?ss of Soul
Carolina in welcoming most cordial
and most heartily Major Hemph;
back to South Carolina. Spartanbur
the Piedmont section, all South Car
lina are to be congratulated upon he
ing this able journalist again in tl
editorial chair of a leading daily p;
It would indeed be unfortunate
[ thought that with my feeble pen
could aptly describe all the extrao:
dinary places that are so numeroi
in and around Boston, but since w
all feel a kinship with the best, in ai
and life, you can supply with you
imagination what I can only sugges
Someone has said that we feel lik
newing the landscape of Cambridg<
Massachusetts, with anointed eye:
for no one section in any part of th
United States is thought to be s
very wealthy in homes of famou
statesmen, poets and scholars and s
full of spots and buildings of Rove
lutionary and pre-Revolutionary hi?
tory as this particular city, and sui
rounding:;. Flowing through the cit,
is the beautiful Charles River, name<
by Capt John Smith.
Near the river is the spacious, well
preserved home of Henry Wadswortl
Longfellow. Thc- home is now occu
pied by his daughter, Miss Alio
Longfellow. Gen. Washington use?
this home for his headquarters whili
Lhe British were sieging Boston, an<
the tree called the "u*:'>--hi'ifrton Elm'
is still to be seen, some distance fron
the home, under which he first tool
command of the American army.
It seemed too good to be true wher
ive were ushered into the very hand
some old hallway and shown the
nany relics associated with the great
y loved poet.
Among his greatest friends were
;he school children, and in his study
[ saw the chair made from the wood
)f the Spreading Chestnut Tree pre
sented to him by these little friends.
\ picture of the chestnut tree was
;here along with many of his books
md his desk. In front of the home is
i lovely little park which he bought
n order that the view toward the riv
?r might never be- obstructed, for
Tom the upstairs windows he could
raze on an exquisite New England
andscape. In this park is a memorial
:o him, a bronze bust, and back of it
six figures in relief, each the hero or
ier ' e of one of his poems. The first
*-as Miles Standish, easily recogniza
)le by his warrior-like aspect, Sandal
^hon, a symbolic figure, the Village
Blacksmith "with strong and sinewy
irms," the Spanish student, Evange
line and Hiawatha. Perhaps there is
r.o other poet so grentl beloved by
young and old as thi' idly man.
I walked around a bend of the riv
?r and came to the tablet with ai* in
scription marking the place where
Lief Erickson, ' the Norse explorer
had been in the year one thousand.
He could not have chosen a more
charming bit of landscape to explore.
Now a wireless station stands in
the city where the Norseman and the
early founders of America came, all
oblivious to the fact that along this
winding river great schools would be
built, networks of railways laid and
great men write thoughts that would
56 Gainsboro Street,
Frances Paul x
" Clara Morgan
; Dorothy Marsh
i Walton Mims
Mary Lorene Townsend
Geo. Edward Sheppard
'j. R. Timmerman
Effie Allen Lott
! Isabelle Byrd
! Elizabeth Lott
Mattie Timmerman, ^
: Sara Lyon.
I Fannie Ouzts.
National W. C. T. U. Lecture.
j Mrs. Deborah Knox Livingstone,
lone of the most distingushed and
I charming of all the splendid speakers
j of the Woman's Christian Temper
jance Union will be in Edgefield on
Sunday night, May ll, and will speak
in the Baptist Church. Mrs. Living
stone is one of.the ten women chosen
: by the National W. C. T. U. out of
the membership of the National or
ganization to present the work of the
W. C. T. U. in this Victory year. An
; interesting program will be added to
j the address.
i Mrs. Livingstone lives in Bangor,
I Maine, where her husband is thc Bap
tist minister and was assigned to New
? England as her territory, but' the
white ribboners of South Carolina on
request were permitted to have Mrs.
Livingstone for four days, and Edge
field is one of the favored places. She
will be at Aiken Sunday afternoon,
coming over to EdgfieF the night
meeting. ? . ? ther nr . ill be given
Victory Lor i Meetings, Sun
day, May 4th.
Red Oak Grove Church\j5unday
morning, ll o'clock.
Stevens Creek Church, Sunday
morning, ll o'clock.
Berea Church, Sunday morning,
Red Hill Church, Sunday afternoon
at 4 o'clock.
Brunson's School House, Sunday
afternoon, 4 o'clock.
Harmony Church, Sunday after
noon at 4 o'clock.
Jeters Church, Sunday at 12 o'
Pleasant Lane Church, Sunday at
Pastors of each and all churches
are hereby earnestly requested to co
operate with all Committees and
Speakers in behalf of this, our Com
J. H. CANTELOU,
LOST: One Gold Pin set with am
ethyst and pearls. Reward to finder.
April 23, 1919.
- Mrs. M. A. Taylor.
Let Us Show
Our line of pretty French Gingham? that will make
you a pretty and serviceable dress for use durirg 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 Sleuth 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
FOR SALE: Sows and gilts ready
bred. Apply to
I J. E. MIMS.
FOR 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.
Fred was a very precise and cir
cumspect young man, and when he
came to work one morning with a
blackened eye and one cheek swollen
to twice its natural size, the other em
ployes were considerably mystified.
'"It's nothing,' he replied, in ans
wer to the many curious looks from
his fellow clerks. "It was just a lov
er's quarrel, that's all."
"But Fred," cried one of them,
"you can't possbly mean to tell us
that little Alice Reynolds did ali that
"Oh. no." replied Fre ! with reluc
tance. "It was Jier other lover."
Notice to Stock
I will stand my jack, known
as the Julian Strother Jack,
at my farm four miles north
of Johnston on thc Long
G. W. HOLMES.
The season for making a complete change of all gar
ments is here, and we wish to inform our friends that
we are in a better position to supply the needs of the
entire family than we have ever been before.
Since moving into our larger quarters we have in
creased every department of our stock, Come in and
let us show you our large stock of
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, SHOES
CLOTHING, HATS and UNDERWEAR
We are in a position to make very close prices. Do
not fail to call at our store before purchasing.
Next door to Lynch Drug Store