j. L. MIMS,_Editor.
Wednesday, September 17.
Gire Enlisted Men Honor Due Them.
The measure providing the nec
essary appropriation for purchasing
a gold sword for Gen. Pershing has
been temporarily held up in con
gress. Not so much on account of ac
tive opposition to such a course but
because along with this honor to
Gen. Pershng should be made some
provision for honoring the enlisted
men. While it is fitting that army
end navy leaders should be suitably
rewarded and honored for the vali
ant service they have rendered their
country, yet they have rendered no
more valuable service than have the
privates and officers of lower rank.
Render unto Caesar the things that
are Caesar's by letting the privates
?hare in the honors that are lavishly
being passed around.
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Compulsory School Attendance.
For the first time in South Caro
ona every child that has attained to
the school age is compelled to attend
school. Great is tlfe pity that such a
law was not enacted several decades j
ago. Had this forward step been ta'.-- j
en then, there would not now be such
a large number of persons in the '
State who can not read or write.
Under the compulsory attendance
law every child of school age is re-.j
quired to attend school four months '
during the school term. Not eighty I
days scattered through the session,
thus receiving but little actual bene
fit from school attendance, but each
? child is required to attend four con
secutive months. While the law was
very explicit before on this point,
the attorney general has just issued j
a ruling to that effect, removing all j
doubts as to the actual operation of !
the law. Parents, trustees and the I
people generally, should give the J
school attendance officer their fullest j
co-operation in his efforts to enforce ?
the compulsory school attendance
,law. Let it not become a dead letter.
We do not believe it will.
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Stamp Out Distilleries.
. Prior to a few months ago there
were two kinds of distilleries in this j
country: one that had the sanction of !
law and the other class was referred i
to as illicit distilleries. Now they are !
all illicit distilleries. Not one any
where has the sanction of law. It is
very gratifying to see that the peo- ;
pie in this country are more and
more determined to stamp out these
nuisances of the most flagrant type.
They demoralize the labor of the
country and debauch our manhood
It is further gratifying to note
that the Federal court in which these
cases are tried is no longer a burles
que or mockery. The judge who pre
sides over this district has made it
clear that he proposes to deal with
this class of offenders with gloves off. :
It is gratifying to see too that grand
juries and petit juries no longer vio
late their oaths when liquor cases
come before them. Not many years
ago it was not an easy matter to con
vict one accused of making or selling
liquor. Not so now. Jurors seem to
find delight in making the lot of the ,
liquor seller a hard one. As soon as
this determination to stamp out li
quor becomes more generally known \
and realized among the people of
every section it will have a very de
terent effect. Hasten the day when of
fenders of this class will be few. j
Distilleries can bc stamped out in ;
Edgefield county if the people will
encourage and co-operate with the '
officers of the law. We believe that
the people wifl rally to their support
more and more, realizing that there
are no greater or more harmful j
parasites upon society than the whis
key maker and the whiskey seller.
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Maximum of Production Needed.
It is conceded by all who have
studied conditions closely that there
can be no material or permanent de- '
crease in the present high cost of
living until there is a very great in-.
crease in the production of all kinds !
of manufactured goods. During the
years that practically all of the
world was at war, production of
every needed article fell greatly be-1
low nermal. Not only was the man
power of this country mobilized but
every ounce of energy and every
possible resource was diverted to
winning the war in the shortest pos
sible time. So it was with the nations
across the seas, except they were ac
tively engaged in war longer than
America and conditions were propor
tionately more acute ewer there.
Following the war in this country,
instead of all production being r??
sumed on a pre-war basis, shorter
hours of work were sanctioned in
scores and scores of lines of work,
making it impossible to realize even
? normal or pre-war production,
when this country and the entire
world needed greatly increased pro
duction. If every individual could be
made to realize the great need of
consuming as little as possible and
producing as much as possible until
a normal status is restored, then it
would not be long before there
would be a perceptible decline in
prices all along the line.
The wedding of Miss Carrie Sue
Tompkins and J. P. Key, of this city
was solemnized at the home of the
bride's brother, J. W. Tompkins,
1906 Pendleton Street, yesterday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock, the Rev. C. E.
Burts, pastor of ';he First Baptist
Church officiating. The living room,'
parlor, dining room and hall were
lovely with their decorations of as
paragus fern and white flowers. The
bride wore a fawn colored coat suit
of velour with brown beaver trinv
mings and a small brown hat with ac
cessories to match. She carried bride
roses and lillies of the valley, and
was given away in marriage by her
brother, J. W. Tompkins. She was at
tended by M^ss Leslie King of Char
leston as maid of honor, who was
gowned in fawn colored charmeuse,
with picture, hat to match, and car
ried pink roses. The groomsmen were
Alva Brock, this city, as best man,
and J. H. Tompkins, another brother
of the bride. The little ribbon girls,
Carrie Bell1 Morton and Joe Evelyn
Parks, were nieces of the bride. The
music was furnished by Mrs. John R.
Tompkins at the piano and George
Tompkins, violin. Mrs. S. C. Stro
hecker sang ' "At Dawning," "0
Promise Me," and "Roses, Roses
Everywhere." The bride's book was
presided over by Mrs. A. D. Reynolds
and each guest was registered.
After a small, informal reception
at the home of the bride's brother,
the young couple left for Atlantic
City, Washington and New York,
where they will spend their honey
moon. They will make their home at
1322 Lady Street.
The out of town guests --ere: Miss
Leslie Kirg, Charelston; Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Key, Edgefield; Mrs. H.
D. Beman, Augusta; Mrs. M. T. Hill,
Edgefield; Mrs. J. D. Eden, Red
Springs, N. C.-The State. '
"Hayseed" Writes About Fer
The question of fertilizers for an
other crop is a matter that some of
our farmers find hard to settle. Cot
ton seed meal is prohibitive on ac
count of the high cost; dried blood
and tankage are controlled by two
of the largest guano manufacturers
in the United States, both use their
best blood and tankage for their
North Eastern trade among the New
England truck growers. Fish scrap
is controlled by fish factories.
The above is the condition we
Southern farmers are face to face
with. The popular 8-3-3 or 8-3-0
has proven this year as near nothing
as nothing can be, yet it cost the far
mer all the way from 48 to 65 dol
lars per r.on. Let us analyze this
stuff and see what we have:
1,000 pounds 16 per cent acid,
160 pounds plant food, S40 pounds
inert ground rock.
375 pcunds 16 per cent nitrate
soda, 60 pounds plant food, 315
pounds crystalizod salt petre.
125 pounds 4fc. per cent potash,
60 pounds plant food, 65 pounds
280 pounds plant food, 1220
pounds worthless matter plus 500
pounds sand, in all, 1720 pounds
worthless stuff that we pay our hard
earned dollars for at the rate of 21
cents the pounds for the mineral
matter it contains, with the hope
that we will make crops.
Weather conditions this year put
this spurious stuff to the test and
farmers who depended upon it have
lost out. Surprising as it may seem,
these down and out farmers are con
tracting for the same stuff for anoth
We wonder how long it will take
our people to learn that farming is
no fool's job, neither has the farm
any place for a lazy person.
Fill your soil full of organic mat
ter, grow clovers, vetch, peas and
beans. Sow rye, a bushel to the acre.
Keep your stalls well bedded,' in
other words, raise all the manure
you can. Buy acid and cut out the
worthless stuff. I think we -have
made enough guano millionaires for
Day of Fasting and Prayer.
Greenville, S. C., Sept. 13, Special.
Seprociber 24th will be generally ob
served among the Baptist churches
throughout the state of South Caro
lina as a day of prayer and fasting
in behalf of the Baptist 75-Million
Campaign. Plans have already been
virtually completed for the holding
of special services of prayer for the
success of the Campaign among the
congregations of all of the 1,142
white Baptist churches of the state,
and the "call to prayer" is receiving
a gratifying response, according to
announcement today from state head
quarters for the Campaign.
In some cases, the churches of an
entire association are preparing for
prayer services for the association;
in some associations groups of
churches are arranging to unite at
some central point for this purpose.
In some cities, several churches will
hold union services of prayer, and
in a number of instances are arrang
ing for their own services. That the
day will be specially observed by all
the churches however, is now an as
sured fact. .
Program of First Division W.
M. U. at Edgefield First
Baptist Church, Sep
Meeting called to order by Mrs. '
W. B. Cogburn, Division President.1
The societies of all grades in the
first division including Berea, Beth
any, Bold Spring, Edgefield, Gilgal,
?Little Stevens Creek and Mountain
Creek are invited to meet at Edge
field on Thursday, September 25.
This will be an observance of
State Mission Day by all Edgefield
Societies as well as a Division Meet-,
ing and discussions of the 75-Million '
Devotions^-Mrs. J. W. Peak.
Roll Call of Moman's Mission So- '
cieties, a representative from each
responding with "Why I believe in
the 75-Million Campaign."
Message of the division president,
Mrs W. B. Cogburn. , , j
State Mission Program, presided
over by Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth i
Items on State Mission Work-;
Mrs. J. W. Thurmond.
Chain Prayer for 75-Million Cam
paign led by Mrs. John Talbert of j
Vocal solo-Miss Miriam Norris, i
How the $5,5000,000 will help
(a) Orphanage, Mrs. E. J. Norris.
(b) Hospital, Mrs Abner Braod
(c) Baptist Schools, Mrs. M. N.
(d) Aged Ministers, Mrs. J. L.
Mims. One minute talks.
Ingathering of State Mission En
Address-Dr. R. G. Lc2. ,
Lunch will be served the church
dining room. ?
Young People's Societies.
Processional of Y. W. A.'s and
G. A.'s Mrs. A. B. Carwile in charge.
Response to Roll Call by telling
why they believe in 75-Million Cam
paign, by each representative.
"A challenge to the Y. W. A.'s
and G. A.'s in thc 75-Million Cam
paign, Mrs. A. B. Carwile.
Pageant by G. A.'s under direc
tion of Mrs. R. G. Lee.
Ingathering of gifts for State
Processional of Royal Ambassa
dors, R. A. Song.
R. A. Idea!* by Ambassador in
?Chief, Aller. Cc orge Thurmond.
How the /.lissionary idea ?an be
made attractive to our boys, Mrs.
?E. S. Rives.
Ingathering of envelopes' follow
ed by prayer for blessing on the of
fering as it goes forth.
I Processional of Sunbeams, Miss
Gladys Lyon in charge
Lake Sunbeam song.
Song-For our own State we
plead, Margaret Lyon.
Lucile Chapman Bed, Maizie
I Kern ).
' The Little White Bed, Martha
Orphanage recitation and song by
six children and Corrie Johnson.
Prayer, John Nixon.
Gathering of envelopes.
Announcements of full amount of
all State offerings.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman superin
tendent of Sunbeam work in the as
sociation will have charge of the
As Thursday and Friday of next
week, Septemer 25 and 26, will be
Jewish holidays, I will close my store
those two days. Willi open Saturday
morning, September 27.
busy season will soon be at its height, and it would pay
those of our customers who are expecting to get their Fall
and Winter Clothing later on to buy them now, and not
wait until it is gone, and run the risk of not getting what
they want, not to mention that the present price of goods
are somewhat higher than the goods that are now on our
shelves, which were purchased during the summer.
The merchants have to buy early to protect their custom
ers as far as possible, and are trying to protect them
when they advise their customers to have their wants
filled early, because when it gets cold you will need Coat
Suits, Dresses, Cloaks and heavy underwear. It is some
thing you cannot do without, for people must dress warm
during cold weather. /
Don't forget that we are well stocked in the shoe depart
ment in G. Edwin Smith shoes, fine grade shoes for ladies
at moderate prices-in fact from $3 00 to $5 00 less than
you have to pay for the same shoe in larger cities.
Children's school shoes and hosiery in light and heavy
ribbed. Get them a hat or cap for school wear.
Call and see what we can show you
The Corner Store
"The Great Victory"
This is the most wonderful scene ever thrown upon
the canvass in America. Do not fail to see it at the
Monday Afternoon and Night, Sept. 22
Nothing could be more interesting to our people
at this time than to see the fall of the Hohenzollerns
thrown on the screen in the most vivid manner.
' See Wilson, the world's greatest builder, con
trasted with the Kaiser, the world's greatest
This is conceded to be the most wonderful drama
of a hundred years. Tell your friends about it. J
Take the children to see it. lt's an opportunity in
i fe ti me.
More than thirty actors of national fame appear in
he screen history of the war. Nothing like it was
ver before shown.
First Show. 3:00 P. M.
Second Show, 4:30 P. M.
Third Show, 7:00 P. M.
Fourth Show, 8:30 P. M.
Fifth Show, 10:30 P. M.
"The Great Victory"
Wilson or the Kaiser?
The Fall of th? Hohenzollernes
Afternoon prices: 25c. for everybody. Pric?s at
night: Adults, 50c and 5c. war tax; children, 35c and
3c. war tax.
Edgefield Opera House
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