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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 21.
These ar; fine day for growing .1
\ peas, peanuts and potatoes.
If the ex-kaiser has a good lawyer,
he will advise him to plead guilty and
throw himself upon the mercy of the
The placing of a tax on a dose of
castor oil administered at a soda
fountain shows that they've taxed a
bout everything they could think of. j
The war was started by the Kai
ser'sdesire to rule the world with his ,
sword and it ended by President Wil-1
son ruling the world with his pen.
We haven't yet heard of anyone
applying for the ambassadorship to
Germany. Mr. Gerard will hardly de
sire to be ambassador to New Ger
Everett True should be in Wash
ington this week to swat the first sen- '
ator or congressman who raises his
voice against the peace treaty or the
League of Nations.
These record-breaking times bring
many changes. When congress last
convened President Wilson delivered
his message in person, while the mes
sage Monday was delivered from !|
overseas by cable.
Senator Dial will live up to his
name, having declared that among
his first votes in the senate will be
one cast for the turning back of the
clock. A good beginning for the sen
There has been a change in time ,
that hits the average school boy hard- ^
er than the change of the clock which '
gets him up an hour earlier. We refer
to the time added-to the school term
ill order to offset the closing in mid
session caused by the epidemic of in- .
Allies Can Now Laugh. j-,
It may not be quoted literally, but
there is an old saying which runs j
something like this, "He who laughs j
last laughs best." In their heartless ?
slaughter of the Russians in .1915-16 ^
and in their murderous march to- t
ward Paris eariy in 1918, the Ger- j
mans laughed loud and long. Finally j
a turn came in the lane of Fortune, L
bringing the Allies a time to laugh, \
and the Germans are taking their '0
medicine with the ugliest sort of ?
Everybody-sWill Be Benefitted. |
To call our fleet that will transport
our products of export and import !a
"the merchant marine" is a sort of j
misnomer. The advantages that will
accrue from such a fleet of ships are
not confined to the merchants. Every I
one of the more than 100,000,000 1
American peopie will be benefitted. e
On with the building of a merchant n
marine! Let the number of ships be w
unconfined! It is gratifying to note ^
that all German ships seized in Amer- j?
ican ports when war was declared on Ci
Germany, will become a part of our,0
merchant marine. The Allies can lay S
no claim to them.
Extermiante the Flies.
We know of no more effective
stroke, says Orangeburg Times and "j
Democrat, than a swat that disposes
of flies to the number of 4,353,504, ^
072,000,000,000,000 ac one time. Yet
every fly living on the first day of
June will be the great-gr?at-great
great-great -great-gTeat- grand-father ,
or mother of that many flies by the .
28th of September. Wonder who i .
made the calculation? i.i
Well, at any rate, if these figures ^.
be only an estimate and are but half- j
way correct it will pay to Jo as much ?
swatting as possible. We do not like ?
the word, but- there is nothing else so t,
NASTY as a fly. If a fly were follow- b
ed on even a portion of its meander- s
ings about the premises during the *
day, the superlative degree of its a
filthiness would easily be established, ti
Therefore, let's poison and kill as r
many flies as possible every day. 'g
Instead of. returning to their ho:
broken in health, the young men }
rallied to the support of the "Si
and Stripes" in the world war C?
back from the training camps
from service overseas stronger
better men. JVlany of them who wi
from banks, offices, stores and ot
indoor occupations were pale, t
and flat-chested, but came back v
xhe bloom of health upon tl
cheeks, with well developed ch<
and broad shoulders. The official i
ords show that the average gain
weight of the men who entered
military service was 14 pounds.
While the men were at times s
jected to great hardship, yet "Ur
Sam" took the best care of them p
sible. The outdoor life, regular h
its, eating of pure and very nui
tious food made the men in the s
vice 100 per cent, physically fit. Tl
built up a tremendous reserve fo:
which enabled them to withstand :
a time without ill effects the exposi
and hardships incident to mode
No country ever called into m
tary service a finer body of men th
the nearly four millions of soldh
who wore the American uniform, a
on the other hand no country 1
ever sent a finer body of men back
civilian life than the men who ha
laid aside the uniform which th
wore with such great credit and he
or. Aside from the victory achieve
the money expended in training t
American army was well spent,
has set a new standard for the ph
sical manhood of America. In t
generations that shall follow the
will be a large percept, of physical
f?t men than there existed at the ti'i
the army was organized.
Success Will Come.
After many lives have been saci
fleed, snccess will come from the a
tempts now being made to establh
a line af trans-ocean airships. Havir
accomplished the at-one-time,-seen
ingly-impossible-feat of trans-cont
nental air flight, scientists and e:
perts are concentrating upon the coi
necting of the continents by airshi
transportation. The Advertiser pr<
diets that out of repeated failures, tc
gether with the sacrificing of man
raluable lives, will come a degree c
?uccess that will be a marvel to th
world. The war seems to have enger
iered a sort of daredevil spirit i:
men; they seem more willing >tha:
formerly to challenge the impossible
being totally unmindful of danger.
A year ago when the airplane mai
service was established betwe?i
?Vashington and New York many pre
iicted faliure. But the official record!
>how that the net profits for the yeal
ierived from the air service amount;
;o-$18,000. Encouraged by *,he sue
:ess of the xperiment between Wash
ngton and New York, a similar ser
rice will be established between New
fork and Chicago.
Who knows but that before the
lassing of another decade Edgefield's
.ural routes will be served by carriers
n airships? Unless our public roads
>e improved, such a service may be
indertaken before the passing of ten
Airships have passed the experi
mental stage. In fact, considering the
ery short period in which the flying
f heavier-than-air machines was un
lertaken the results achieved have al
eady been marvelous. A large meas
ire of success will attend the efforts
f the scientists who persevere in the
evelopment of transportation by
A Hospital For Edgefield.
The physicians of the county have
or some time been actively interest
d in establishing a hospital, a county
ospital in Edgefield. It is a county
.ide enterprise, Edgefield being se
?cted as the most suitable place for
ie hospital because of its central lo
ation. No one will question the need
f such aa institution for this county,
cores and scores of people go to the
?ty hospitals from different sections
f the county each year for surgical
peration and for special treatment,
'here is no good reason why they can
ot be cared for right here at home. 1
lis effecting a considerable savin?
nd enabling them to be near their 1
Then, too, there are a great num- 1
er who do not go to the city hospit- I
ls, who are just as much in need of 1
ospital treatment, because they can *
ot afford the expense. This is the
lass that should be provided for
lie people who can not now go away
It is estimated that to erect and ?
roperly equip a hospital of thirty or
orty rooms will require an expendi
ure of about $40,000. An effort will
e made in a short time to raise this 1
um among the physicians an'i people *
rom all part of the county, and when
concerted effort is made we trust ?
hat there will be a generous and
cady response. Edgefield county has
ood churches and good schools, and
along with these institutions, if we
ave to have a well-rounded county,
should go a well-equipped hospital to
provide for sick and suffering human
Let it be borne in mind,, however,
that for a hospital locaced in Edge
field to fill the need that exists in the
county and in order for it to be the
success that it should be, it must re
ceive the united support of Trenton,
Johnston, Edgefield and every rural
community of the county. Every
shoulder must be put to the wheel
and kept there, making the institution
grow so as to meet this increasing de
mand that will be made upon it.
Death of Mrs. Ernest E. Padgett.
The recently purchased cemetery
lot now has two newly-made graves
near the entrance, that of Mrs. Er
nest E. Padgett and her little babe.
The babe was born Wednesday morn
ing and Mrs. Padgett died Wednes
day afternoon at 6:40 o'clock. The
announcement of her sudden death
cast a pall over the entire communi
ty. The interment took place Thurs:
day afternoon, the funeral being con
ducted by Rev. A. L. Gunter.
Before her marriage Mrs. Padgett
was Miss Berta Hill, having descend
ed from an old, honored and widely
connected Edgefield family. Mrs.
Padgett was a devout Christian wo
man, having been an active and zeal
ous member of the Methodist church
from her girlhood. Her influence was
not only uplifting and ennobling but
by her gentle manner and sweet dis
position she won the love and esteem
of all with whom she came in contact.
But few, if any, persons in Edgefield
were more widely or more genuinely
beloved than was Mrs. Ernest Pad
gett. In answering the summons of
death, this good woman has been re
moved from the stage* of human ac
tivities but her influence is still with
us. Countless lives have been sweet
ened, ennobled, ^inspired by her
Christ-like walk and conversation. In
mourning her untimely taking away
we should not forget to be grateful
for the blessing of this well-spent life
in the county and in the town even
for a few short years. It has been a
The father and mother of Mrs.
Padgett are both dead but besidas her
devoted husband she is survived by
one sister, Miss Margaret Hill, and
three brothers, J. B., J. L. and Baron
Do Your Best.
Everyone should do all he ean to
provide for his family and in order
to do this he must keep his physical
system in the best condition possible.
Mo one can reasonably hope to do
much when he is half sick a good
share of the time. If you are consti
pated, bilious or troubled with indi
gestion get a package of Uhaminrr
ain's Tablets ano fouow che printed
lirections, and you wiu so?.n be i. A
ng all righc and amx LO UO a .la., "s
A woman who was troubled wich
.hronic nightmare and who frequent
y cried out in her sleep, advertised
'or a room and board "with a family
vho would not object to screaming in
he night." Among the answers she
eceived was one which asked, "How
iften would you require us to
"That young man stayed very late
"Yes, papa; I was showing him my
"Well, the next time he wants to
tay late, you show him som.1 of my
lectric light bills." Boston Tran
Youncr Hopeful-My teacher told
s to-cu; that the tongue is the organ
Henpecked Father-But did she
zl\ you that in women it is an organ
.ithout any stops?-St. Louis Globe
When you come to Edgefield to
aul guano, freight or on other busi
ess put a sack of corn on your wag
n and bring to my mill. I have just
ad my mill rocks sharpened and I
lake better meal now than I have
ver made. You can save time by
atronizing my mill. Your corn
round while you wait, practically no
ime lost. Give me a trial. Satisfac
A. L. KEMP,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Sows and gilts ready
red. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.
For Sale-One McCormick binder
,i good repair, and one milch cow,
-ith first calf. Apply at The Ad
FOR SALE: White peas for plani
E. S. JOHNSON,
Edgefield, S C.
I Do You Long to be Young Again
Foolish question, isn't it? Every one longs to be ;
young again to live once more those careless, rapturous 9
years of youth and irresponsibility. Thanks to Booth S
Tarkington, that joy can be yours. This master inter-1
preter of youth has given us by all odds the funniest I
book about his funniest hero since he created the im- 9
mortal "Penrod." I
Begin Booth Tarkington's new story now. Get Pic- g
torial Review now. at the pattern counter. How you
will laugh and laugh at the two boys and the girl who
run a newspaper. Booth Tarkington has never written
anything funnier than "The Oriole." It is even better
than "Penrod" or ''Seventeen." You'll adore meeting
Herbert Atwater, Jr. The "Oriole" will delight you.
Don't miss this story for anything. If you want to
laugh, go now and get the current issue of Pictorial
With the coming of summer fashion decreer all sorts
of dainty, sheer, cotton frocks, simple in line and with
charming trimming touches. One of the latest novel
ties is the reticule pocket which is a smart phase of the
popular outstanding pockets. The Pictorial Review
patterns have them.
See the new Middy snits just in. Also a good line of
Middy Blouses just received.
Your for Service,
The Corner Store