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Wednesday, July 16.
Sic Everett True on the man who
first offers "Made in Germany"
goods for sale.
' If this weather continues, celluloid
collars and seersucker coats will com
mand a premium. '*
Money may make the old mare go
but thirty-five cents cotton will make
her trot a little faster.
It ought to be a mighty small loaf
' - the loafer gets these times when man
power is in such great demand.
We're mighty glad that Mr. Ford
is not being sued for damages. He
might advance the price of cars if he
The court that is trying Henry
Ff .d's damage suit is running in low '
gear, having entered upon the third ,
month and the end is not yet in sight.
According to a recent court deci
sion, it costs a fellow $300 to steal1
a kiss in Pennsylvania. We have not
seen any South Carolina quotations.!
' It takes the Dixie Highway a long .
time to get to Edgefield. It has been 1
"coming" this way for a year or !
more. Wonder who can speed it up?
"Is Buttermilk Alcohol?" is the ti
tle of an editorial in the Greenwood
Index. Well, if it is so decided, we ex-1
peet to see the price of cows advance. '
With corn selling at two dollars
cash in'Chicago, would it not be a
good idea to give the growing crop 1
another coat of top-dresser?
People resent the "watering" of j
stock by masters of finance, but we
haven't heard of anybody objecting j
. ! to Mother Nature "watering" some
melons this season.
The city of Columbia picked up
$2,000 that John Duncan dropped on
the city hall property. Wonder if it j
will be a case of "'comes easy, goes
Germans are already asking for j
loans from Wall Street with which ,
to purchase American goods. Five j
years ago she was a lender instead of j
Will the next geography show At- ?
lanta or Macon as the capital of
Georgia? That is the burning ques
tion before the Georgia legislature
now in session. -
It is bad enough to be a South
Carolina legislator sitting in January
but to be a Georgia legislator in ses
sion in July-the good Lord deliver
Farming has at last become more
profitable than the practice of law, if
we are to judge by the recent retire
jnent of several of Aiken's leading
'lawyers to engage'in farming.
The selfish individual who lives to
make money grows smaller and small
er as his fortune grows larger and
larger. Watch the men who are pur
suing such a course and see if this
statement is not true.
Mr. Ford is reported as stating on
the stand, while testifying in his
damage suit, that all professional sol
diers are murderers. All we have to
say is that his son, although an only
son, should have gone to the front
along with other American boys to
murder the Germans, if he so chooses
to speak of their heroism.
Doomed to Disappointment.
Along with the descendants of
Ham, who always view the future
with roseate glasses before their orbs,
we jubilated over the approach of
the watermelon season, but when it
arrived our spirits were so depressed
over the smallness of the size and the
largeness of the price of melons that
we concur in what Goldsmith^said
once upon a time: "The hours we
pass with happy prospects in view
are more pleasant than those crowned
with full fruition."
Even Great Men Err Sometimes.
No man is infallible, however
great. President Wilson made a mis
take when he recommended the re
peal of legislation restricting the sale
of wine and beer and congress, refus
ed to make the change in the existing
law. The President again made a mis
take in vetoing the measure repealing
the so-called daylight saving law. In
matters of that chracter, we believe
the senators and congressmen are in
closer touch with the people of every
section and are therefore in a better
position to know of the economic
needs than the chief executive him
self. There are scores and hundreds
cf matters affecting the public wel
fare in which the President's wishes
should prevail. But in this instance
we believe congress should have pass
ed the amendment repealing the day
light saving bill, which was purely a
war measure, if it has any claim for
existance at all, over the president's
"Uncle Sam" had a conspicuous
part in setting fib right the wrongs of
Europe and unless our neighbors to
the southwest of us set their house
in Qrder, it will be Mexico's time next
to get a sound thrashing. Scarcely a
day passes that some thefts or mur
ders along the border are not report
ed. This thing can not go on indefi
nitely. Those people who reside just
east of the Mexican border have as
good reason to look to the "Stars and
Stripes" for protection as those of us
who are made safe from Mexican
depradations by residing thousands
of miles fi om them. All of those mil
lions of Mexican half-breeds are
scarcely worth the life of a single
American citizen, and yet the same
reason that carried our army across
the Atlantic-the safeguarding of
human Liberty-may cause our
armies to cross the Rio Grande. The
outlaws should be made to under
stand that it will be Mexico's time
Extravagant or Economical, Which?
The germs of demoralization seem
to be in the atmosphere and but few
individuals are immune to them. In
this day of high wages, fictitiousj val
ues arid easy money there is ari evi
dent pronenss on the part of many
people to be extravagant. The calm,
level-headed individual will not be
carried off his feet, however, but will
rather seize this opportunity to lay
by in otore for the season that will
not abound so greatly m prosperity.
And, little as the average person
thinks of it such a season is as certain
to come as night follows day.
Two ways are open to every in
dividual, and whether you choose to
or not, you are bound to travel one
of them. One has "Extravagance"
emblazoned above it and leads to fi
nancial disaster, embarrassment and
utter dependence; the other road has
written across it "Economy" and it
leads to a competency, contentaient,
Which will you travel? Which will
you teach your son to travel? Unless
you teach him to embark upon the
way of Economy, why expend your
life's blood hoarding money that will
contribute to his downfall rather than
be a blessing to him?
"Extravagant or economical,"
which? This is a more serious ques
tion than most persons realize.
League Will be Endorsed.
Fight and fillibustef as they will,
we do not believe that a handful of
recalcitrant senators will be able to
defeat the League . of Nations. This
wonderful conception for maintain
ing the international equilibrium of
the future is of American origin and
we believe that nearer one-hundred
per cent, of the. American people en
dorse it than have endorsed any great
movement in the past. The failure of
America, the greatest nation on earth
t;o-day, to endorse the League of Na
tions would be ?. world-wide calainity
second only in consequence to thc
world-war itself. Concerning the
League of Nations, the following is
a paragraph full of interest' taken
from the Yorkville Enquirer:
"As to whether the League of Na
tions will preserve the peace of the
world indefinitely, we cannot be cer
tain. The probability is that it will
not do so. But we will have peace
longer with the League than without
it. And so far as trying to hold Amer
ica aloof from theobligations of the
League, that is absurd. We are tho
biggest nation of the biggest people
in the world to-day. To think of occu
pying su^h a status without incurring
the responsibilities which go there
with is aboard. It is not even credit
able that vye should want to do so. To
try to evade the responsibility that
goes with our importance would'be
simply contemptible, and that Ameri
ca could be contemptible seems im
Good Meeting at Modoc.
The mission societies in the church
es comprising the third division of the
Edgefield association held a good"
meeting at Modoc last Wednesday.
It was a great pleasure to be present
on this occasion and see the interest
manifested by those present in the
work of our mission societies. Mrs.
John M. Bussey of Parkcville, divi
sion president, has been doing some
telling work, as each ? of the five
churches in the division was repre
sented by delegates; Clark's Hill, Mo
doc, Red Hill, Red Oak Grove, Parks
ville and Plum Branch.
The meeting was called to order
by Mrs. Bussey who is an earnest,
honest, sincere and devoted leader
of this division. The morning devo
tions were led by Mrs. Zelpha Thur
mond, president of the Red Oak
Grove society, who has held this po
sition longer than any other presi
dent in the association in the oldest
society in our association. The greet
ing was given by Mrs. Fannie Mc
Daniel and responded to by Mrs. W.
Every society responded with a re
port of the year's work, and Mrs. J.
L. Mims gave some idea in a talk as
to the work to be accomplished before
the annual meeting at Steven's Creek
church in August.
Dr. R. G. Lee was present on invi
tation and made an inspirational and
helpful address on the potentialities
in Woman's Missionary service*
The recss hour was spent in social
mingling with friends and co-workers
from the churches in the division and
others whovwere present to show their
interest and sympathy. A delightful
dinner was served out in the open.
The afternoon devotions were con
ducted by Mrs. R. E. Coleman, presi
dent of the Plum Branch society.
It was regretted that Miss Emmie
Lanham could not be with us on this
occasion, Mrs, Bussey calling the roll
of Young Woman's Auxiliaries, Miss
Kenrick responding from Red Oak
Grove and Miss Annie McDonald,
from Parksville: During the Y. W. A.
session, Miss Kathleen Kenrick gave
her impressions of the Southern Bap
tist convention which she attended
in Atlanta, and Miss Gazzie Osborne
of Parksville sang a vocal solo which,*
The Sunbeam session was in charge,
of Mrs. Mamie Tillman, who talked
to those present on the importance
of the work and gave some of the
ideals for the coming year.
The Red Oak Grove Sur.bsarr.s un
der the leadership of Ilise ICe::r:;k,
gave a very interesting exe .eire cc.:
ried out by two little Indies, ?His: :s
Dow and Agner.
Mrs. Bussey announced thai tiro ,
next division meeting would be hAd
at Parksville soon after the annual
Mrs. W. J. Talbert was appointed
to organize the Sunbeam bands in all
the churches not organized, in the
third division, and was expecting to
organize at Modoc on Saturday. Mrs.
Talbert could not be surpassed^ in this
capacity as an inspirer of young peo
Notice of Election of Public
Notice is hereby given that an
election for public cotton weighers
for the towns of Johnston, Trenton
and Edgefield for a term of two
years, commencing September 1,
1919, will ve- held at the respective
towns cn Laturday, August 2, 1919.
The polls will be open at eight o'clock
a. m. and close at four o'clock p. m.
All qualified electors who market
cotton at the respective towns will be
allowed to vote, but no person can
vote at more than one place. There
will be two cotton weighers elected
for the town of Johnston and one
for each of the other two places. The
following managers are appointed to
hold said election:
Edgefield-W. J. Duncan. W. L.
Dunovant, Jr., and Wallace Holston.
Johnston-Wilbur Yonce, Tom
Milford and W. H. Dobey.
Trenton-Wallace Wise, Albert
Miller and Roper Mes.
The managers at each place are au
thorized to appoint persons to take
the place of the managers who are'
R. N. BROADWATER,
Superviser Edgefield County.
WANTED: White families to cul
tivate one, two, or three-horse farm.
Must give good references. Apply to
J. 0. ATKINSON,
Colliers, S. C.
FOR THIS WEEK
that will cause a number of people to consider twice
before they pass this offer up. We have about
1,000 yards of flowered and stripe muslins,that we
.are going to close out. 500 yards for 10 cents the
yard and 500 yards for 15 cents the yard. This
muslin is worth up to 40 cents per yard on the pres
ent market. Better come in early and get you a
dress pattern out of this lot, as nothing would be
cooler and look prettier during these hot days.
Remember that we still have a sale, of one-third off
on all Oxfords, and only a few left to sell $1.00 and
and 50c. the pair. All tub skirts going at half
price. All hats in the millinery department at one
third off and are going fast.
Men's and boys' underwear going at 15c, 39c, 59c.
and $1.15 the garment. }
Sale prices for cash. Money refunded if not satis
fied. Limited 48 hours.
The Corner Store
Get your August Pictorial and read Will Pane's novel, "The Packet of Letters."
This is a complete summer novel of 22,000 words.
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