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Wednesday, August 13.
Well, its too hot to eat pork any
It is always the other fellow who
is the profiteer.
Saturday will be a RED LETTER
DAY in Edgefield.
By common consent the ice man
is dubbed a nice man.
The Stork wants the high cost of
baby carnages investigated.
The only panacea for lofty living!
is a return to the simple life.
The man who conducts a still
turns a deaf ear to the "still small
All honor to our soldier boys. We
trust that all of them will come to
The good music, good speeches and
a good dinner should attract a large
crowd to Edgefield Saturday.
As repugnant as it may sound, with
ham selling for fifty cents the pound
the hog may yet be king.
The striking of 120 cigar makers
in Charleston is not calculated to re
duce the high cost of smoking.
Don't price your real estate if you
do not want someone else to own it.
A buyer seems to be awaiting every
The thirty days of vacation left to
the erstwhile school boy will seem as
short as the thirty days of a promi
They're reducing the cost of living
down in Barnwell by milking goats.
But we'll prune our expenses in some
The young swain who gives a five
pound box of candy where he only
gave a one-pounder before is just five
times as much in love.
We opine that it will require a
dozen Pinkertons to apprehend one
profiteer and then a baker's dozen
lawyers to convict him.
All merchants return from North
ern nuvLets sick, being paralyzed by .
high prices of fall merchandise. The i
consumer will get his dose later.
We'd all get along better, if we
had an eye to economy like the follow
who bought seven-top turnip seed the
other day because he'd get more for
Greenwood is welcome to her
"Oregon" and Columbia her "Jeffer
son." Edgefield will soon have one
too that will be a thing of beauty and
a joy forever.
. Speaking of bed and board, if the
price of bedding kept pace with the
price of boarding, there'd be many a
somnambulist in Edgefield-fellows
walking the streets at night or settin'
on. the curbing.
Now that Edgefield has been res
urrected, let's not allow the town to
iie again. The outlook at present for
he good old town is better than it
las been in the memory of man
?ny man living to-day.
President Wilson hit the nail
squarely on the head as usual when he
said: "Strikes only make matters
worse." Strikes curtail the produc
tion and the great need of the world
to-day is increased production.
If the Dixie Highway in its present
state of evolution is an inducement
to so many people to motor to the
mountains, why, bless your life, when
it is completed the tourists will form
one continuous pageant from Savan
nah to the pinnacle of the Blue Ridge.
In spite of the fact that the
passed into history nine months
many of the every-day food nee
ties h?ve continued ito advance, c
ing such an acute condition that
government has ben forced to
steps to locate the cause. The rt
of even - a partial investigation
shown that large quantities of 1
are being hoarded, causing a shor
whereas the actual supply is al
dant. Furthermore, a number of
'stances have been reported in w
retailers have charged exc?s
Profiteering should not be toi
ted. A legitimate profit, one that
bring reasonable returns upon the
vestment, is all that anyone sh(
charge. More than that is profit
ing, and it is gratifying to see 1
the government has gone after
profiteers with a strong hand, tat
steps to prosecute wherever the fi
warrant. While this action on the i
of the government will not reli
the acute situation altogether, ye
will have a decidedly deterent eff
After it was too late, the AI
realized that the war with Germ?
should have been waged seve
months longer-at least until
[Huns acknowledged their defeat i
begged for mercy. As it was, fon
?by depleted resources, they ca:
without scarcely a bow or a tak
'off of their hats, and asked for a c
sation of hostilities, when they sho
have been made to approach the .
lies on bended knee and ask :
peace. Then there would not hi
been the prolonged wrangle arou
the peace table and continued parh
ing on the part of Germany. Had G
many been conquered, had their m
tary machine been smashed and t
indomitable spirits of the Germ
people been broken, then Germa
?would have accepted without a wo:
[except a "thank you," any reasonal
terms that would have been offer
By the other nations of the world.
Just as floating straws indicate u
?mistakably the current of a strea
so do little things that come to
through different sources from Gi
many indicate that Europe will ha
a New Germany in name only. A d:
patch from Geneva a few days a|
contained the following utterani
from a prominent German which e
presses more, as one reads betwe<
the lines, than the words actually co;
"We are bowing our heads undi
the yoke of foreign states, but in ti
years hence shall put a monarch bac
an the throne who will lead us to vii
tory over the Allies. The next tiir
the invasion of France will I
through Switzerland, not Belgium.
Notwithstanding the safeguardin
of the future peace of the world b
the terms of the League of Nation;
the nations of Europe adjacent t
Germany will not feel secure or saf
without constant vigilance, the Gei
mans having shown in countless way
that they must be watched.
Little Felicia Moss made her birth
day a happy one for all of her litit
friends by asking them co spend th
afternoon with her. After a numbe
of gai. J r.he asked them into the din
ing room, the center of the table wa
a glorious birthday cake, iced in pinl
roses and burning brightly in the cen
tre were seven pink candles. Pinl
and white icc cream was served. Th<
home was decorated in nink anc
Miss Julia Wise gave a tea Tues
day night in honor of her visiting
guests, Misses Mary, Pauline and An
The young men of the town com
plimented the visiting young women
with a dance in Wise's Hall Thursday
night. The honorees were Misses
Mary Swindell of Columbia and
Mary, Pauline and Annie McKay of
Miss Fannie Harrison has returned
from a visit to the Rev. and Mrs.
Hamlin Etheredge of North Augusta
A. S. Miller and J. A. Clark ar
spending two weeks in the North
Lieutenant William Bouknight is
at home, having secured his honor
able discharge from the army.
Miss Mary Swindell of Columbia is
the guest o'. Miss Sabe Miller.
Mrs. O. S. Long of Key West, Fla ,
and Miss Conya Hardy of Johnston
are visitors of Mrs. Walter Wise.
Miss Laurie Moore is at home after
spending a month with relatives in
Madison, N. C.
Wright Moore is with his parerjts
for a holiday from his studies in
Mrs. Bess Jones Miller of Ridge
Spring is the guest of Mrs. Sidney
Miss Corrinne Clarke and Hugh
Clarke are at Waynesville, N. C.
Woman's Missionary Union
Auxiliary to Edgefield Baptist i
sociation Stevens Creek chur
August 27-28. The. first session v
begin Wednesday morning at ll:
Woman's Mission Society Sessioi
Song-"Jesus Calls Us."
Devotions-Mrs. J. N. Talbe
. Greetings-Miss Ruby Ransom.
Response-Mrs. T. M. Arringt<
Review of Woman's Societies.
The societies will be seated by
visions, and those who have been ;
lected by their society to make the ]
ports will be invited to take t
front seats during singing of the fii
hymn. Each one will be expected
answer three questions: (1) Ha
you met apportionment? (2) Toi
amount of gifts? (3) Are you on t
Each society is expected to appoi
their representative at their la
August meeting, so that they w
know in time to make preparatii
for the meeting.
Introduction of Visitors.
Reports: (a) Secretary, Miss Ru
?Salter, (b) Treasurer, Miss Kell
Fair; (c) Presidents of Division: 1?
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, 2nd Mrs. Hen:
Medlock, 3rd Mrs. J. M. Bussey.
Report of chairman of Missu
Study; Mrs. B. L. Mims.
Message of Superintendent, Mr
jj. L. Mims. . . -.
I Achievements of South Carolir
Union in relation to Southern Unio
Mrs. Donald Smith, Antioch.
Baptist $75,000,000 Campaig;
Mrs. J R. Fizer.
Planning Campaign for Royal Se
Ivice subscriptions, signatures 1
[ Stewardship and Emergency Pledg
Cards and enlistment for servie
Reading Associational Policy b
secretary, Miss Ruth Salter.
Offering for Edisto Academy.
Thanksgiving for year's blessing:
Afternon session in charge of Mis
Lanham, Associate Superintendent o
Young Woman's and Girls' Auxil:
aries and Royal Ambassadors.
Song-"O, Zion Haste."
Twenty-third Psalm in concert.
Sentence prayers by Y. W. A.'s
Review of Y. W. A.'s and G. A.'s
Report of Y. W. A. Superinten
dent, Miss Emmie Lanham.
Relating the College Girls' talent
to the W. M. U., Miss Florence Mims
Special song message, Miss Mar
Report on Training Sch ". Mis
I Plans for Young P o' Missioi
Work, Mrs. R. G. Le
Song, "The Kin-- easiness," Edgi
field Royal Ambassadors.
Report of R. A. Chapter.
Making the Missionary Appeal v.'.
tractive to our boys, Mrs. E. S
Edgefield Girls' Auxiliary, ir
charge of Mrs. R. G. Lee.
Thursday, August 28.
Sunbeam session in charge o?
Opening song, "From Greenland's
Processional of Children.
Devotional, Promises of God.
Prayer by Red Oak Grove Sun
Lake Sunbeam Song.
The colors of the Rainbow, exercise
by seven girls.
Bands in Review.
Honor Roll bands.
Report of Associate Superinten
dent of band?. Mrs. Tillman.
Story-Tc-".!ir.;r, Miss Florence Mims.
Distribution of Rainbow Charts,
Presentation of Banner.
Lucile Chapman Bed, Maizie Kemp.
Mr. W. H. Nixon of the Connie
Maxwell Orphanage will be present
and tell about the Orphanage, bring
with him a group of children from
The Woman's Missionary Union as
I see it-Mr. O. Sheppard.
Morris College-Mrs. S. T. Adams
of Clark's Hill.
Memorial Service for our boys and
Obituary Report, Mrs. T. B. Cul
Hymn-"Shall We gather at the
Reports: Personal Service, Mrs.
W. G. Wells of Republican.
Margaret Fund, Mrs. W. A. Stephens
of Hardy's. Literature, Mr3. T. J.
Briggs Hardy's. Aged Ministers, Mrs.
W. O. 'atley, Colliers.
One-n.inute Talks by pastors of the
$75,000,000 Campaign, Dr. R. G.
Lee, associational organizer.
Election of officers.
Report of committee on Time and
Place and resolutions.
While We Are Waiting
For our fall goods to arrive we are closing out a few items at
10 cents each. These items will be worth your money at 10
cents, and it will pay you to look them over, as nearly every
thing you used to obtain for a dime has advanced and is still
We will add to this window from day to day, so that the arti
cle you may want will not be there to-day. Look for it again
later on. Our 25 and 15-cent window was a big hit, and we
feel sure that this window will hold its own.
Our new goods will be in shortly, and they will be placed on
display as soon as they arrive. Then we will be glad to show
them to you.
DAMAGE AT SWANSEA
Rain Friday Night Caused
Swansea, Aug 9.-Last night be
tween 10 and ll o'cock Swansea was
visited by another hard rain and con
siderable damage was done. The light
r.ing and thunder were terrific and
during the storm J. W. Goodwin's
barn was struck by lightning and
burned. Mr. Goodwin lost 3S bales of
cotton, three mules, one milch cow,
five hogs, fifty bushels cotton seed,
three tons of cotton seed hulls, one
ton cottonseed meal, one ton Arab
feed, one wagon, all his farm imple
ments and anothers mule so badly
burned that he thinks it is of no ser
vice. He also lost a quantity of corn,
fodder and oats.
The cotton was covered by insur
ance but there was none on anything
The hard downpour of rain saved
his dwelling. The loss was nearly $10,
CALHOUN COUNTY HAS
Storm Hits County About St.
Matthews With Force-Cotton
St. Matthews, Aug. 9.-The mill
house of Mr. Spigener was washed a
way from its foundation and com
pletely wrecked. Much damage was
done in the town to the telephones
and lights and for a while a section of
the town was in complete darkness.
W. H Whetstone had the misfortune
to lose about 140 bales of cotton,
which he had stored in a galvanized
warehouse on his farm about eight
miles south of St. Matthews, which
was struck by lightning and fire fol
lowed. Reports from various sections
of the county are to the effect that
the storm played havoc in many parts
of the county.
Save one-third on gas, tires, re
pairs and depreciation by having your
car equipped with Hassler shock ab
sorbers. Sold by
YONCE MOTOR CO.
Adoption of Policy.
Appointment of standing commit
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Taught By Stone Age
It took our venerable ancestors of the stone age years to dis
cover that one could strike a harder blow with a stone on the
end of a stick than by holding it in his band.
Your modern mechanic did not have to discover his hammer.
He profited by the experience of previous generations. It is
tho same way with modern business methods. The best sys
tems have been worked out and tried lona ago. This bank of
fers you the benefit of its experience in all business matters.
Cunsult us regarding your plans and we can no doubt tell you
by experience whether it will pay or not.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
To the Public
Our warehouse having been ?old, we hereby call atten
tion to the following articles:
1st. All persons having cotton stored with us will please
bring said receipts to us by or before Sept. 1, 1919, and
receive new receipts from the new firm, as, after Sept. 1,
1919, we are relieved of all responsibilities of said cotton
on said receipts.
2d. This does not mean your cotton will have to be
moved from the warehouses, but merely means that the
warehouses change hands on the above date, and we
hereby desire to give notice that we will not be responsi
ble for outstanding receipts after Sept 1, 1919.
W. W. ADAMS & CO.
By W. W. Adams