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Wednesday, July 23.
The farmer who dees not "lay by"
in the grass this year is not in the
The senate will eventually ratify
? the treaty. Wonder why it does not
do it now?
The Ford trial wags wearily on. If
the plaintiff wins, he should present '
each juror with a "Ford."
The "drys" seem to be having their _
way in Congress, but everything con
tinues wet down here.
Don't you wish there were some
Ford watermelons on the market
selling at about half the price of the
other "brands" of melons?
There is always something for one
to learn. For example, an exchange
refers to stale eggs as "eggs that are
in an advanced state of ennui."
If "Uncle Sam" does not soon pro
vide quarters for the postoffice, he
will have to send down one of
his ex-army tents. I
If Mr. Good, chairman of the na
.tional House committe on appropria
tions, is true to name, he will recom
mend an appropriation for a post
office building in Edgefield.
The more we see of Henry Ford,
the more we are convinced that his
forte is not statesmanship but making
Ford cars.-Newberry Observer. It
"peers" so to us too. .
"Public schools to teach thrift,"
says a headline. That is good, but
teaching thrift in the home is better.
Children should form the habit of
saving a part of every dollar that
passes through their hands.
There's no telling what a day will
bring forth in matters of real estate
" transfers in Edgefield. A man may
eat breakfast at his accustomed place
but before supper time comes around
his "vine and fig tree" may be owned
hy some one else.
The Confederate Veterans, God
bless them every one, are fighting
thc battles of the Sixties over again
ii. Greenwood to-day at their annual
re-union. May their sunset of fife be
calm, peaceful, happy. They deserve
more than they have ever received.
A Life for a Life.
The Fates seem to be against mur
derers as never before. Of the great
number of homicides recently report
ed, in several cases the slain man,
while in the throes of death, fired up
on his assailant vith fatal effect. In i
several instances the bodies would
lie lifeless ?' nost side by side. Know
ing of the uncertainty of juries, I
some unseen power directs the f atali- |
ties incident to taking human life. A
life for a life. Not on the gallows or
in the electric chair, but on the
ground where human life was taken.
i Edgefield Needs Home Owners.
No one questions the fact that
there is a dearth of residences in
Edgefield. Not only is there no place
for further influx of population but
families living in Edgefield now need
Now is the time for peopie to buy
lots and build homes of their own. It I
can no longer be said that lots can
not be had, as a score or more of de
sirable building lots will be offered
for sale this week. At the prevailing
price of labor and building material
erecting houses for rent is not at this
time a profitable investment. But !
when a person needs a home the cost,
from the standpoint of investment,
is not to be considered. It is scarcely
probable that many houses will be
built for rent in Edgefield for some
time. Therefore, those who need a
residence would do well to purchase
one of the many lots offered for sale
at this time before they are all taken. I
A Thoughtful Courtesy.
A thoughtful courtesy one which
we are constrained to believe emanat
ed from President Wilson himself,
was the act of inviting fifteen pri
vates from each of the British,
French and American forces to wit
ness the signing of the peace treaty
by the German delegates. As many
representatives of Allied govern
ments crowded into the Hall of Mir
rors to witness this momentous act,
the capacity of the room being taxed
by the great throng who desired to
see Germany bind herself, "her heirs
and assigns," a place of honor was re
served for the privates from the Al
lied armies. This was proper. The
men who bore the heat and burden
of the great task should have been
thus honored. The big fellows, like
Foch and Pershing, had a large part
in winning the war but they never
would have been able to dictate terms
to Germany had it not been for the
j men in ranks. We are glad that his
tory will record the fact that the
many millions of privates were given
recognition in the closing scene
around the peace table.
Race Friction in Washington.
For the past two days daily papers
have carried accounts of race friction
in Washington, D. C. Those who are
acquainted with conditions in Wash
ington are not surprised at- the
trouble that is reported. Negroes, un
der, the protection of political lead
ers and parties, have for a number of
years been given wider latitude in the
national capital than elsewhere in the
country. Feeling that they have Fed
eral protection, the younger negroes
have not infrequently conducted
themselves in a way that gave of
fense, and consequently we have been
expecting trouble. Those who have
visited the national capital have ob
served conditions existing there with
more or less apprehension. In the
press dispatch Monday the following
paragraph is contained, which shows
that conditions have grown from bad
to worse, causing resentment which
will go unrestrained as long as the
ground for it exists:
"Considerable feeling has been
aroused here recently by the numer
ous attacks on white women by ne
groes, the latest victim of which was
said to have been the wife of a sailor
and which resulted in the organized
effort for revenge last night."
I Unless " there is a change in race
conditions in the national capital,
this is the beginnig of race friction
I that will grow more and more acute.
Further Vigilance and Activity
Some colored leaders give express
ion to the apprehension that their
; protracted meetings this summer will
I be almosv broken up by rowdyism,
I unless something is done to curtail
the supply of "moonshine" whiskey.
Now that a good start has been made
in breaking up distilleries, wholesale
breeders of lawlessness in every
form, the work should continue until
every one in the county is destroyed
and their operators punished. Since
the first of the year three or four
j distilleries have been located and put
out of commission. But it is reported
that there are yet others doing busi
ness. It is a reflection on the citizen
ship and offcers of the law that even
?one distillery should find lodgment in
Edgefield county. The vast majority
of our people are law-abiding people,
and they should not permit less than
a dozen persons, some of them per
chance men who have come from
I some other States where standards
and sentiment for law enforcement
are lower than they are in Edgefield
county, to demoralize our labor, de
bauch and degrade our manhood, es
pecially our young men.
"Moonshine" distilleries were trans
planted from other soil into Edgefield
county, but let's publish to the world
the fact that distilleries can not flour
ish here. It is an insult to the county
of Edgefield that a 30-gallon distil
lery should have been operated for a
term of months within six miles of
the county seat. If there are others,
let's get busy-both officers and citi
zens-and break? them up.
FOR SALE: A horse and one-horse
wagon, wagon practically new. Ap
J. D. KEMP.
LOST: One Goodyear, non-skid
auto casing 34x4 on rim. Thought to
have lost between Edgeefild and Mc
Cormick on the morning of July 4.
Finder will please write J. W. Tomp
kins, care of Columbia Grocery Co.,
or C. A. Parks, Mt. Carmel, S. C., for
WANTED: White families to cul
tivate one, two, or three-horse farm.
Must give good references. Apply to
J. 0. ATKINSON,
Colliers, S. C.
Children's Service at the Bap
Miss Gladys Lyon, leader of the
Sunbeam Band of the Baptist church,
prepared a most inspiring program
for the public meeting of that society
on Sunday evening.
Dr. R. G. i.e.) conducted the de
votions and pr^i'd ;d over the meet
A chorus of beau4.1 ful girls and
handsome boys sang and this was fol
lowed by a vocal solo by Elizabeth
A mite box song was given by
eight children in an exercise called
"The Mite Box Convention," each
box speaking for itself. The first one
was represented by Elizabeth John
son followed by Rebecca Arthur, J.
R. Timmerman, Martha Thurmond,
John Nixon, Mary Thurmond, Maizie
Kemp and Carolyn Dorn. This was
well done and a very true exposition
of the way mite boxes are treated. 1
A vocal trio was given here by
Margaret Strom, Elizabeth Johnson
and Martha Thurmond. .
A vocal solo was then sung by lit
tle Miss Margaret Edwards of Bates
Little Horace Mellichamp made
his first public1 appearance in a reci
tation which was well rendered.
Little Margaret Lyon gave a beau
tiful and effective solo.
France? Willard Johnson sang that
appropriate song for children, "Je
sus bids us shine."
A duet was sung by Carolyn Dorn
and Margaret Lyon, followed by a
prayer in song by little Corrie John
son. . j
Just before the closing chorus, a
Bible was presented to Horace Melli
champ who had brought more/money
in his mite box than any of "the
others. This was presented by Dr.
Lee for Miss Gladys Lyon. The mite
boxes contained more than $14.00,
and the hat collection made it
$30.00 which was taken up by four
little boys, Walton Mims, Geddings
Arthur, Byrnes Ouzts and McLean
Arthur. This will go for missions.
The meeting was closed with pray
er by Dr. Lee, who said his only ser
mon for the evening would be the
hope expressed in these words that
each one present would give up any
habit in their lives which they could
not recommend to the little children
who had given the program.
Program of Sunday School
The Edgefield County Baptist
Sunday School Convention will be
held at Horn's Creek Church, Wed
nesday and Thursday, July 30th and
31st, 1919. . .
11:00-Devotional exercises, con
ducted by John D. Hughey,
12:00-Report from various Sun
12:30-Query. How can we im
press upon the average scholar, the
importance of learning the lesson,
taking care of the Sunday School lit
erature?-S. A. Brunson, Rev. P. B.
Lanham and W. B. Cogbum.
1:00-Adjournment for dinner.
2:00-Query. The importance of
putting the first things first-E. J.
Norris, Rev. J. W. Kesterson, Rev.
E. L. Cooglcr.
2:40-The Sunday School as an aid
to destroy illiteracy from our State
-Rev. R. G. Lee, Hon. J. L. Mims.
3:30-Reports of committees and
11:00-Devotional exercises by
Rev. C. G. vvells.
11:30-Sunday School address by
Rev. T. J. Watts, State Sunday
12:15-Relation the Sunday School
bears to the church, Mrs. J. L. Mims.
1:00-Recess for dinner.
2:00-Can Christian teaching be
adequately done without the Sunday
School? Rev. John E. Jackson, W. E.
Lott, O. Sheppard and J. H. Cante
2:40-Is Sunday School work pro
gressing as it should? Rev. H. B.
White, John K. Allen, M. B. Hamil
ton, R. T. Strom, W. J. Talbert.
Miscellaneous business, and ad
We hope all delegates will prepare
reports of their respective Sunday
John D. Hughey,
Rev. P. B. Lanham,
S. B. Mays,
A. S. Tompkins,
FORMALE: The residence of Mr.
Beauregard Timmons on Norris St.
Lot contains one acre, good well, gar
den, etc. For price and terms apply to
If you are not interested in a sale of Laces and
Embroideries that we are putting on this week; but
this advertisement will interest those who wish to
save along this line on their purchase, because we
are putting.on sale for the rest of July about l,fiO0
yards of Embroidery Insertings to go at 2 cents the
1,000 yards of Torchon, Linen, Vale and Round
Thread Lace Inserting and Edge to go at 3 cents
the yard, values up to 15 cents the yard. This sale
doesn't need any great write up, the values will
speak for themseves. Come and see them.
Remember that all our previous sale advertise
ments still hold good for the month of July, and
there are only a few more days to secure what is
left of the splendid bargains we have offered.
Look for something interesting in next week's
The Corner Store
ere's the way
we look at it
Just for a minute, look at the tire proposition from our
We are in the tire business here, to stay. We can remain
in business only so long as we please our customers.
Consequently, it pays us to handle flood tires-United
They're the tires we sell.
They're the tires you should use.
We have them to oe every need of price or use.
STEWART & KERNAGHAN, Edgefleld, J- M. WISE & SON, Trenton, Local Dealers