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J. L. MIMS,_Editor.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 21.
These ar; fine day for growing
^ 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.
The war was started by the Kai
ser'sdesire to rule the world with his
sword and it ended by President Wil
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
in order to offset the closing in mid
session caused by the epidemic of in
Allies Can Now Laugh.
It may not be quoted literally, but
there is an old saying which runs
something like this, "He who laughs
last laughs best." In their heartless
slaughter of the Russians in .1915-10
and in their murderous march to
ward Paris eariy in 1918, the Ger
mans laughed loud and long. Finally j
a turn came in the lane of Fortune, '
bringing the Allies a time to laugh,
and the Germans are taking their '
medicine with the ugliest sort of
EverybodydWUl Be Benefitted.
To call our fleet that will transport 1
our products of export and import
"the merchant marine" is a sort of I
misnomer. The advantages that will j
accrue from such a fleet of ships are !
not confined to the merchants. Every I
one of the more than 100,000,000
American peopie will be benefitted.
On with the building of a merchant
marine! Let the number of ships be
unconfined! It is gratifying to note
that all German ships seized in Amer- j
ican ports when war was declared on
Germany, will become a part of our .
merchant marine. The Allies can lay
no claim to them.
Extermiante the Flies.
We know of no more effective
stroke, says Orangeburg Times and
Democrat, than a swat that disposes
of flies to the number of 4,353,504,
072,000,000,000,000 at one time. Yet
every fly living on the first day of '
June will be the great-great-great
great-great -great-great- grand-father
or mother of that many flies by the
28th of September. Wonder who
made the calculation? i
Well, at any rate, if these figures
be only an estimate and are but half- j
wa., correct it will pay to do as much
rwatting as possible. We do not like
the word, but there is nothing else so
NASTY as a fly. If a fly were follow
ed on even a portion of its meander
ings about the premises during the
day, the superlative degree of its
filthiness would easily be established.
Therefore, let's poison and kill as
many flies as possible every day. '
Instead of. returning to their h
broken in health, the young men
j rallied to the support of the "
and Stripes" in the world war
j back from the training camps
from service overseas stronger
better men. ?Many of them who
from banks, offices, stores and
indoor occupations were pale,
and flat-chested, but came back
the bloom of health upon
cheeks, with well developed c
and broad shoulders. The official
ords show that the average ga:
weight of the men who enterec
military service was 14 pounds.
While the men were at times
jected to great hardship, yet "I
Sam" took the best care of them
jsible. The outdoor life, regular
lits, eating of pure and very n
itious food made the men in the
j vice 100 per cent, physically fit. '
I built up a tremendous reserve f
.which enabled them to withstand
a time w'^hout ill effects the expo
and hardships incident to moi
No country ever called into i
tary service a finer body of men 1
the nearly four millions of sole
who wore the American uniform,
on the other hand no country
'ever sent a finer body of men bac
civilian life than the men who 1
laid aside the uniform which 1
wore with such great credit and 1
or. Aside from the victory achie
the money expended in training
'American army was well spent,
has set a new standard for the j
sical manhood of America. In
generations that shall follow tl
, will be a large percent, of physic
flt men than there existed at the t
the army was organized.
Success Will Come.
After many lives have been sa
ficed, snccess will come from the
tempts now being made to estab
a line af trans-ocean airships. Hav
accomplished the at-one-time?-see
ingly-impossible-feat of trans-coi
nental air flight, scientists and
perts are concentrating upon the c
necting of the continents by airs
.transportation. The Advertiser p
diets that out of repeated failures,
gether with the sacrificing of ma
valuable lives, will come a degree
success that will be a marvel to 1
world. The war seems to have eng?
'dered a sort of daredevil spirit
men; they seem more willing 'th
formerly to challenge the impossib
being totally unmindful of danger.
A year ago when the airplane m
service was established betwe
.Washington and New York many pi
dieted faliure. But the official recor
show that the net profits for the ye
derived from the air service amour
to-$18,000. Encouraged by the su
cess of the xperiment between Was
ington and New York, a similar se
vice will be established between Ne
York and Chicago.
Who knows but that before tl
passing of another decade Edgefield
rural routes will be served by carrie
in aii'ships? Unless our public roa<
be improved, such a service may I
undertaken before the passing of te
Airships have passed the exper
mental stage. In fact, considering th
very short period in which the flyin
of heavier-than-air machines was ur
dertaken the results achieved have a
ready been marvelous. A large meas
ure of success will attend the effort
of the scientists who persevere in th
development of transportation b,
A Hospital For Edgefield.
Thc physicians of the county hav<
for some time been actively interest
ed in establishing a hospital, a count)
hospital in Edgefield. It is a county
wide enterprise, Edgefield being se
lected as the most suitable place foi
the hospital because of its central lo
cation. No one will question the need
of such an institution for this county.
Scores and scores of people go to the
city hospitals from different sections
of the county each year for surgical
operation and for special treatment.
There is no good reason why they can
not be cared for right here at home,
this effecting a considerable savin?
and enabling them to be near their
Then, too, there are a great num
ber who do not ero to the city hospit
als, who are just as much in need of
hospital treatment, because they can
not afford the expense. This is the
class that should be provided for
the people who can not now go away
It is estimated that to erect and
properly equip a hospital of thirty or
forty rooms will require an expendi
ture of about $40,000. An effort will
be made in a short time to raise this
sum among the physicians and people
from all part of the county, and when
a concerted effort is made we trust
that there will be a generous and
ready response. Edgefield county has
good churches and good schools, and i
along with these institutions, if we
ave to have a well-rounded county,
should po a well-equipped hospital to
provide for sick and suffering human
Let it be borne in mind,, however,
that for a hospital locaied in Edge
field to fill the need that exists in the
J 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 bab'e 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
1 ducted by Rev. A. L. Gunter.
J 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
I not only uplifting and ennobling but
by her gentle manner and sweet dis
position she won the love and esteem
pf 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
Igett. 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
I Christ-like walk and conversation. In
.mourning her untimely taking away
I we should not forget to be grateful
?for the blessing of this well-spent life
lin the county and in the town even
I for a few short years. It has bsen a
The father and mother of Mrs.
Padgett are both dead but besides 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.
No 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 ox Chamber
lain's Tablets nnu foiiow the printed
directions, and you wut soul be ?.. A
ing all right ana ubiv co uu a .la., s
A woman who was troubled wich
chronic nightmare and who frequent
ly cried out in her sleep, advertised
for a room and board "with a family
who would not object to screaming in
the night." Among the answers she
received was one which asked, "How
often 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
stay late, you show him some of my
electric light bills." Boston Tran
Young Hapeful-My teacher told
us to-c'.:. that the tongue is the organ
Henpecked Father-But did she
tell you that in women it is an organ
without any stops?-St. Louis Globe
When you come to Edgefield to
haul guano, freight or on other busi
ness put a sack of corn on your wag
on and bring to my mill. I have just
had my mill rocks sharpened and I
make better meal now than I have
ever made. You can save time by
patronizing my mill. Your corn
ground while you wait, practically no
time lost. Give me a trial. Satisfac
A. L. KEMP,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Sows and gilts ready
bred. Apply to
J. E. MIMS.
For Sale-One McCormick binder
in good repair, and one milch cow,
with first calf. Apply at The Ad
FOR SALE: White peas for plant
E. S. JOHNSON,
Edgefield, S C.
?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
years of youth and irresponsibility. Thanks to Booth
Tarkington, that joy can be yours. This master inter
preter of youth has given us by all odds the funniest
book about his funniest hero since he created the im
Begin Booth Tarkington's new story now. Get Pic
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 i
than "Penrod" or "Seventeen." You'll adore meeting I
IHerbert At wa ter, 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 decrees 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,
I The Corner Store