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ENGLISH AS WORLD LANGUAGE
Writer Sees Strtfng Indication of Its
Supremacy as One Result of
the Great War.
AH the indications, are that the uni
versal language will be English. The
formal draft of the treaty of Versailles
will be couched in the traditional lan
guage of diplomacy, the language of
Foch and Clemenceau, but the discus
sions at Taris and Versailles were in
the tongue which President Wilson and
most of our peace delegates have best
at their disposal. Perhaps it is uo
compliment to us that the European
peacemakers should be in a position
to meet us more than half way in the
matter of foreign tongues, but the fact
The French language will prosper
after the war. In more or less perfect
form it will be brought back to Amer
ica, to Australia, to Canada, to South
Africa by soldiers and auxiliary war
workers to the number of many tens
of thousands. But for every Anglo
Saxon whom the war has taught
French it is a safe guess that there are
a hundred mid-Europeans to whom as
a result of the war, emphasizing al
ready existing conditions, the English
tongue will be brought close to home.
Because the new Czecho-Slovakia must
be in intimate touch with a million
Czechs and Slovaks in the United
States, because there are several mil
lion Polos in this country, because
every one of the new nationalities in
central Europe looks in the first place
to these United States, the American
language will be familiar among all
foreign languages to these people. For
that matter, the numerous commis
sions and propagandas of mid-Europe
which have been busy in the United
States will have brought back with
them the use, If not the idiom, of our
ALL FROM ONE TURKEY EGG
Here's Example of Taking Advantage
of Opportunities Which Should
Teach Good Lesson.
An old farmer and his son were at
work In the field near the roadside
when his son discovered a dead turkey,
which probably was discarded by an
other farmer who was on his way to
the market. Both were curious to learn
the cause of Its death. They brought
the turkey to the barn, dissected the
fowl's body and obtained an egg. The
boy set the egg and the result was a
fine turkey gobbler t?at was sold the
next summer for $5. With this money
the boy purchsed a pig. The next
summer the young capitalist sold his
sow and eight pigs for $50. He then
bought two thoroughbred heifers.
The ensuing fall he had two milch
cows and calves which he sold for
$200. His final Investment was in two
one-year-old filly colts.
After a lapse bf five years the lad
was the custodian of two good mares
and $1,000 In gold which he procured
in the sale of their colts. And today
this farmer's son ls studying agricul
ture and animal husbandry in a state
university as the result of one turkey
The married man concluded to try
out his new theory. Addressing his
spouse he said:
"My dear, I should like to go to
Jones' tonight for several hours. Mr.
Jones is not III and does not require
any sitting up with. If he did I should
let his wife do lt. Mr. Jones is per
fectly well, so far as I know, except I
for a certain itching for a poker game, j
He is notoriously a rotten poker j
player, and very likely could be nicked j
for several dollars In the course of j
the evening. There might be some
thing to drink-he did not specify con
cerning that. He only said my pres
ence would be appreciated. I ara sure j
that since I have told you the truth !
about this affair you will consent to ?
ray going. Am I right?"
He was not.-Kansas City Star.
The garrulous gentlemen tnlked and
talked and talked-about himself. The
only other occupant of the carriage
an elderly gentleman-was bored stiff.
But there seemed no remedy. The
train was an express. But suddenly
with a screeching of brakes the train
pulled up at a little out-ol-. he-way
"Hallo! What on earth are we stop
ping at a station like this for?" asked
the old gentleman, who dished to
get his journey over.
"To allow me to get out!" said the
"Ah, I see! It has its advantages,
tMen !" said the old gentleman.-Lon
Liked Their Suits.
Little Bobbie Swineford, who lires
nt New Augusta. Ind has. at the age
of two and a half years, become a
very enthusiastic basketball fan. A
few evenings ago the visiting team
came into the gymnasium for a little
goal practice, wearing the customary
basket-ball garb. The color being very
fascinating and the cut of the suit
looking to Bobbie like something he
had seen before, he turned to his
mother and said, "I think they got
jiret ty underwears." - Indianapolis
London is doing a good business In
second-hand pianos, thus saving the
labor and materials necessary for
further manufacture. At present th??
demand fer pianos comes chiefly fron:
munition workers, and people of mod
ernte means are helping to supply lt
by selling their own Instruments.
AND SAVE MONEY
To the People of Edgefield County :
Unless you want to pay $15 per
barrel for flour in less than 30
days, you had better come and
buy. If you don't want to buy
from me, you had better buy
from somebody else. Flour will
be higher and higher until the
new wheat crow is on the market
? Wm i- CB
OME STRIKE IT RICH
TO PUTA UT
IN THE BAN
CoD?r?rbt 1909. bf C. E. 2i?o?ermar Co.-No. SJ
THERE is no doubt about
money in the bank, ii is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S- Tompkins, Vice-President,
E. J. Mirna, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashiei.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Stoppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, M. C.
Parker, A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mirna. J. H. Allen
You Should Be Considering the
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WOODWARD LUMBER COMPANY
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
We are well equipped for making all kinds of repairs
on automobies on short notice. Whether you need us
day or night we are already to serve you, always guar
We carry a full line of auto accessories, tires, inner
tubes, oils and gasoline.
Whenever you need an auto mechanic or have an en
gine or other machinery that needs repairs call on us.
We are well equipped for all kinds of work.
We are equipping our garage for re-charging batte
ries. Hereafter you will not have to take your car to a
city to have your batteries re-charged. We have the
Permolite Battery Service, and can take out your dead
batteries and replace them with batteries already
charged. You will not have to wait for re-charging
batteries. This is something new for Edgefield, and
will fill a long standing need for car owners.
When in need of anything in cur line call to see us.
DIXIE HIGHWAY GARGAE
New McCormick Binders
The grain crop will be good in Edgefield county and a
number of farmers will have to buy a binder or lose
some of their grain. Labor is scarce and it will be im
possible to harvest much grain with a cradle. Better
place your order at once for a binder.
The demand will be great, and doubtless some who
want binders will be unable to get them. The supply
is limited, as our allotment for this territory is only six
machines, and unless orders are soon placed for these
we will lose them. They will be transferred to some
other territory where the demand is greater. We can
sell you the New McCormick Binder, which is a light
Will sell for cash or on easy terms
within reach of all
We carry a full line of parts and repairs for binders.
Drop us a card if you want a binder and we will call to
STEWART & KERNAGHAN