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Wednesday, July 30.
Edgefield's name is no longer
As the mercury goes up che stand
ing collars go down.
Why is the ex-kaiser like a Jew?
He's a man without a country.
Well, after all, the mud served a
good purpose by conserving gasoline.
The man who sheared 3, 935 sheep
in nine hours was something of a
A timely alliteration : Pack the pan
try with plenty of peach pickle andj?
If the prolonged rains provoked
frowns, should not the beaming sun
shine bring .smiles?
Let's imitate the lark in more ways
. than rising early and sing as we work. '<
The lark is said to be the only bird ; (
that sings as it flies.
The race question, once a southern <
problem, has now become a national |:
problem, with the national capital as)1
the present locus belli.
After reading that seventy million ?]
animals are killed yearly to supply
furs, one is forced to thu conclu sion
that women do "make the fur fly." M
About the only thing that we have
seen baffle a Ford was Edgefield's ! '
mud. Even a Ford lacked the nerve!1
to tackl ; Edgefield's roads early last
It's an easier matter for the news-U
papers to publish menus suitable for j
these hot days than it is to adjust j
the menus to thc average midsummer
Edgefield streets and Edgefield;
county roads struck a new level last11
week, the bottom of the ruts being
several inches lower than they had
ever been before.
Blood and butchery marked the '
race riot in Abraham Lincoln's State
Sunday, which proves beyond perad
venture that the race question is not
now confined to any section or clime. L
One marked difference between'L
this country and Europe is that ^
while the cost of living is lower t
avross the Atlantic, since the war, ?
it has gone further skyward in this (
Wouldn't it be a fine thing if all
the energy expended in chewing gum
could be diverted to some profitable
channel or pursuit? Would not this
be converting girl-power and woman
power into man-power?
The Massachusetts mother who
shot her three-year-old son because
she was jealous of her husband's af
fection for the boy, is more insane
than Harry*:Thaw whose plea of in
sanity has kept him from prison walls
these many years.
Just as the spectacle of a man crea
ted in the image of God, lying beast
ly drunk in a gutter, is a most effec
tive temperance lecture, so the sight
of Edgefield's streets and roads last
week was the best good roads lecture
that could possibly be made.
The Austrian foreign minister is
credited with saying the treaty will
make Austrians slaves of the Allies
for thirty years. Well, they have been
slaves of Germany for a longer pe
riod than that, and the Allies will be
less exacting in their domination.
According to Shakespeare, Henry
the Eighth exclaimed: "A long fare
well to all of my greatness!" and
many a dusky person will paraphrase
it by exclaiming: "A long farewell
to all of my joy!"-the watermelons
The latest ami greatest joke is that
;he ex-kaiser still claims the throne
pf Germany. In the first place Ger
many has no throne, a'nd if it did, the
sid cuss wouldn't be "settin" on it.
Chicago is aflame with race preju
lice akin to the conflagration that
swept the city the night the cow
kicked over the lamp.
Mr. Hoover seems to have gotten
Edgefield people out of the picnic
pabit. Such social gatherings have
peen few and far between this sum
It's a strange anomaly that a young
lady goes bare-headed about two
;hirds of her time and yet needs, or
rather buys, more hats in a season
;han a half-dozen men.
Doubtless some of the European
lations feel that they are needed to
pour oil on our troubled waters over
iere, not realizing.that in an Ameri
:an race war five years would not
?lapse between the first and second
Mighty Poor Advice.
Leaders among colored people in
>ther parts of the country are giving
;hem mighty poor advice. In a negro
nass meeting in New York Sunday
ifternoon one of the speakers sug
gested "following up the constructive
vork done by the blacks in Washing
;on." The "work" referred to in
iVashington should be referred to as
'destructive" rather than "con
ductive," for if such a coui-se be
persisted in by the colored people, it
viii doubtless result" in their ulti
In a dispatch from chattanooga in
Monday's papers a negro preacher is
credited with writing a letter to
President Wilson in which he de
clares that before the negroes of this
country will submit to "many of the
injustices which we have suffered,
:he white man will have to kill more
cf tHem than the combined number
soldiers that were slain in the great
vorld war." Such a veiled challenge
sent out by a negro preacher, one
who poses- as a leader of his race, is
lot calculated to foster hannonious
[.elations between the races.
We apprehend little trouble from
:he cDlortd people in this part of the
country. The two races understand
;ach ctherand wc believe the same
inrmonious relations of the past will
continue. However, the advice given
md the examples set in other parts
of the country are anything but
>vhol asome and may have harmful ef
Bolts White Primary.
It is almost unbelievable that a
South Carolina white man, one born
pf South Carolina parentage, reared
in the Democratic atmosphere of the
Palmetto State, educated in South
Carolina institutions, and, too, one
vho has given direction to the affairs
if State for four years and there
fore realizes how fraught with dan
cer is such a course, should be so dis
oyal and so untrue to the traditions
pf the South as to repudiate the white
primary and seek office by entering
;he general election in opposition to
he nominee who shall be chosen in
:he regularly constituted, Democratic
vay. And yet, as calamitous as it is,
his is true. Ex-Governor Blease has
innounced that he is a candidate for
Congress from the seventh district
mt will not allow his name to be vo
ed for in the primary election fixed
dr August 20. He furthermore urges
lis followers not to vote until the
reneral election, .which is without
ace or party restriction.
Considering the fact that the Re
lublican party is now the dominant
laity and will leave nothing undone j
hat will embarrass and humiliate
he South, and considering the fur
hev fact that race conditions nation
lly and in our own State have not
een more acute since the trying
ays immediately following the Civil
Var, rendering it imperative that
here be no division among the white
eople of the South, such a course as
Ir. Blease has adopted is all the more
While we know nothing of Mr.
floase's motives, and do not now im
ugn them, yet in view of (the hun
reds of pardons issued to negroes
nd in view of certain well-known
pseches he has made to large negro
udiences in the past, does he not
?ad one to suspect that this denoue
lent is a bid for the negro vote? We
ave been informed that the negroes
re registering in large numbers in
he seventh district.
Every true South Carolinian owes
: to himself, to society and to the
Hate, to throw the weight of influ
nce on the side of relieving the
i;nse racial and pollitical situation,
tistead of seizing upon it as an op
ortunity to further selfish ends,
iurely such a course as Mr. Blease
has adopted will not meet with the
approval of even a handful of white
mer. in the seventh congressional dis
There are some things we ought
to forget, and there are some per
sons who deserve to be forgotten;
but to forget those who have ren
dered us a service either by act or in
fluence, to forget them is to injure
ourselves and to deprive life of an
inestimable blessing. Retrospection
delights the mind, especially if the
recollection of a person has benign
influence and sanctifying effect upon
one's conduct. Such was the influence
of Thohias Lanham Dorn, the flower
of whose sweet life faded just about
one year ago, and made the commu
nity the richer for his having lived
and poorer for his having left us, but
still the perfume of that flower lin
gers with us.
For his companions to remember
him, will make it always more difficult
to do wrong and easy to emulate his
beautiful example. Just to recall his
sweet face will rebuke us in the hour
of temptation and inspire us with an
ambition to be Christlike! We are
satisfied that the life of this boy's
influence has contributed much to en
rich the minds and hearts of those
with whom he was associated in child
hood. If this dear little fellow was
passed by unnoticed by those of ma
turity, then we are poorer for our
neglect, but the souls of those who
took him in have caught a vision of
another and better life.
There are some people who stagger
our faith in immortality, but there
jare others who defy us to doubt. We
are too prone to magnify the loss of
a grown person and minimize the
loss of a child-forgetting that the
great world teacher took children in
His arms and said: "Of such is the
Kingdom of Heaven."
In writing this retrospection we are
not prompted by professionalism,
but by an actual experience which
grew out of the association of a child
so near and dear, and bearing the
same given name to my own son,
whose life has been so benefitted by
his playmate that I am satisfied that
both the life and death of this dear
boy has been instrumental in con
firming religious impressions that
were made in his home. ' So that,
gratitude to the deceased and a per
sonal love and admiration prompts us
to record a retrospection of most for
He was born January 22, 1904 and
departed this life July 30, 1918. Du
ring his brief life of less than fifteen
years he grew in favor with God and
man. Each day mraked the un
folding of a splendid manhood ?:ac.
promised to bless th? world, bu; in
the wisdom cf Ged he was transplant
ed to a life where the "rainbow ncv?r
fades, where the stars will be cpr?aJ
before us like islands that slumber
on the ocean" and where glory meets
the eye; to a land where the "wither
ing word, farewell, is never heard,
where there is no night, nor tears,
nor'groans, nor sighs; to a land where
we long to go because the good have
It is not the absence of the worth
less and the wicked that dispels the
j shadow of the inevitable, but it is the
I absence of the beautiful in form and
spirit that beckons us to immortality,
that removes the sting and conquers
the vale. And that which makes
heaven so real is the life that on
earth was lived.
This dear child was filled with the
greatness of goodness, for he was
modest, humble, affectionate, respect
ful, gentk, ihoughtful, generous,
kind, loyal and consecrated to high
ideals of life. In the home, on the
! streets, on the playground, he ex
hibited those traits which add a
charm to personality. Of course he
was not faultn?ss but possessed
enough humanity to temper him with
the milk of human kindness. Just as
soon as he realized the meaning of
Christianity he identified himself with
the church, and to the day of his
death he enjoyed the services of the
sanctuary and Sunday School, con
tributing not only his presence and
influence but also of his means.
He is gone but not forgotten! His
parents and relatives have a treasure
in Heaven where the heart can safely
be. What a sweet retrospection! The
lasting perfume of the flower that ;
fades; the paradise where, the soul
delights to dwell; the wealth of mem
ory stored with visions of beauty; it
summons us back to the past, cheers
the present aching heart, enables us 1
to have a better perspective of life.
His message to us is this: "Christ
made what I am, and what I am be- 1
longs to Him! Playmates, do not dis-^ ?
appoint me! I am waiting and watch
ing for thee!
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Senator Tillman's Will File
Augusta, Ga., July 29.-A copy o
.he will of the late United State
! Senator Benjamin R. Tillman o
Trenton, S. C., has been filed wit]
.he local clerk of court here togethe
'with the papers appointing his son
B. R. Tillman, Jr., executor. '
I The will was originally fih.d witl
the clerk of court at Edgefield las
?August following the death on Jul]
2,. 1918, of the senator.
Under this will Mrs. Lona Tillmar
Moore is given the Tillman propertj
at the corner of Broad and Kollock
streets now occupied by the Augusta
Vulcanizing Company. The othei
property of the late senator, consist
ing of valuable farm lands in Green
wood, Aiken and Edgefield counties
of South Carolina and other property
in North Crolina was divided equal
ly among his widow and four chil
children. The home place at Trenton
was left to his widow and other prop
erty divided equally among the four
children. Certain sets of books were
left to his grandchildren, the bulk of
his library remains at the Tillman
home in Trenton. Two busts of the
late senator were given to Clemson
and Winthrop colleges of South Caro
lina. By terms of the will the children
are required to care for one of the
old and faithful servants at the Till
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