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Wednesday, October 29.
President Wilson Not Sustained.
President Wilson seems to want
the flood-gates raised * for liquor
again. He surely had not weighed the
subject sufficiently when he vetoed
the prohibition bill Monday. The
country is near enough the bow
wows now, and if liquor should be
dispensed freely again in'congested
centres where strikes and disorder of
all kinds already exist, What would
become of the country? President
.Wilson knows that whiskey would
add fury to the fires of unrest and
discord that are burning with increas
ing intensity throughout all parts of
We need now all of the sanity and
conservatism that can be mustered [
to restore order out of the Bolshe- j
vistic chaos that seems to be spread- i
ing everywhere. Nothing would be .
more disastrous than' to again open !
barrooms in the districts where thou-1
sands and hundreds of thousarfds of 1
workmen are idle. Conditions are bad |
enough now and they would be made i
infinitely worse by havings whiskey
inflame the minds, passions and prej
udice of these men. '
Congress did right when it passed
the measure over the veto of Presi
dent Wilson by a vote of 176 to 55.
The great need of the hour is sober
min of sound judgement and dis
cretion. President 'Wilson s*hould
havt taken the opposite stand and
not : avor che open sale of whiskey at i
* * * *
Support The Lyceum. ?
It was a fortunate day when, sev
eral years ago, a committee of citi
zens contracted for a-lyceum course.
The highest evidence of the need of
entertainments of this character in
Edgefield was found in the fact that
'at first the lyceum was not popular.
Cheap shows and lower order of en
tertainments were more largely pat
ronized. . But as time passed the
tastes of our people grew until final
ly lyceum entertainments were apr
predated and largely patronized.
These nigh-class? entertainments have
ran educational value that should not
be overlooked. They edify and enno
ble as well ?s entertain, and for that
reason deserve, and should receive,
the loyal support of the people of
Some may say that the entertain
ments are not given at times by the
best class of talent. Well, it should
be, borne in mind that to engage the
b?|t" talent requires a considerable
sum' of money, and if the committee
which has assumed the responsibility
for the Course, is to have the necesy
sary~funds ?to- engage good talent,
our people^must patronize the enter
tainments)-must purchase the sea
son ticket^ Let us assure the ladies
who are managing the present course
bf our hearty support and cp-opera-1
iion. This can 'be done through pur-!
chasing tickets and talking for the
lyceum. ' Instead \of knocking it,
boost 'it. Such a course , will not only
.make it easier for those, who have as
sumed the burden of managing the
present course, but it will, at- the
same time, insure a stronger aiujl bet
ter course for next season.
We trust that the time wili.n^ver
come when the people of Edgefield
will have no lyceum entertaaments
to attend. They afford helpful and
wholesome diversion for'.our/pe?ple
?t a very reasonable cost,'' - \i&
Letter From Our -Boston
? went, this afternoon, with niy
spirit on tip-toe, to hear the grave,
kindly man, Kreisler, play. There are
.some things we never question, one '
of them is the worth of sterling sil
ver, the grandeur of the Alps at sun
set, and another is the authority of
Kreisler on the violin.
J sometimes think*of "what doth it
profit a man" if he admires those
whom everyone else admires, and yet
what doth it profit him if he fails to
admire them? The loss would cer
tainly be his, not theirs.
. He looked a little sad, certainly
not because of lack of appreciation,
'for above him, before him and even
far back of him sat exnectant thou
sands Vhose very faces were radiant
^as he stepped out on the platform,
' but perhaps he'looked sad because
the^knowledge of the possession of a
great gift had humbled him. I would
like to think of that as true.
Such complimentary things as this
.were printed on the program: "As
'personality, as musician, as violinist,
.Mr. Kreisler wins the vast and varied
audience. In the concert hall he is
sincerity itself, bent wholly upon the
niusic in hand, quietly resolved to
play it in the full measure of his
abilities, 'courteously considerate of
the desires of his hearers, so long as
he can keep his own fine standards."
I always like to know how people
look who are famous. He is'about
forty-four years old and of the Ital
ian type, moderately tall with ,dark
hair and eyes. He never seemed tired
of bowing in gracious acknowledge
ment of praise that must now be so
vary commonplace to him. Such is
the man who can make a wooden in
strument, that once, perhaps grew in
the forests of Europe and weathered
the rain and snow, sheltering birds
in its branches, speak and tell al! the
manifold sounds of the forest, all
the mysteries . of nature and all the
despairs and ecstasies of mankind.
142 Hemingway St.,
Some Good Effects of the Coun
ty Supervising Nurse.
Says one writer, "Tomorrow is no
bigger than the children of to-day.
In proportion to Laura'? vision and
John's, will civilization go forward
or dwindle out."
Amiel, the Swiss philosopher de
clares that, "in health there is liber
ty, meaning fullness of opportunity,
heartiness of effort."
This is said to be the age of chil
dren, when everything and every
body is concentrating on tie perfect
development of the child, that one,
who will bye and bye set thc stan
dard,*and as Dr. Lee says "We can 1
not hold on to outgrown standards in
an ongoing world."
Nearly every magazine you read
contains articles on the care and wel
fare of children. Better Babies Con
gests, have taken the place of Baby
shows, when the beauty of the child,
J rather than its all around develop
ment, was rewarded. To-day the
prize goes to the fine specimen who
has the proper weight and good com
plexion and healthy appearance, not
to the little fairy whose mother has
the most taste in its adornment and
displays the bluest ribbon or pinkest
When the United States was at
war with Germany, and our men
were 'being given physical examina
tion, a large proportion of them were
physically defective. Some ?for such
comparatively small things as poor
teeni, or a few pounds underweight,
were ? assigned to limited service or
not accepted at all. This state of af
fairs became of great concern to our
national government, as this condi
tion was not previously known, no
health census having ever been tak
We can readily see how great a
thin? it will be when such a census
is taken of the 20,000,000 public
school children of America, and their
exact physical condition is contained
in government statistics and aid fol
lows according to the" needs.
ISdgefield has always been a strong
and healthy county. Our red hills
and pine trees have made rugged cit
,izens of our inhabitants. In the early
I days of our pioneer fathers, it must
have been the survival of the fittest.
We have as few paupers as we have
millionaires. Most of our people are
on a financial equality with homes of
their own, and parallel opportunity.
The first thing we can do for our
children is to study their physical
condition. Our physicians who have
been the stay and comfort of the peo
Iple are overwhelmed with attending
Ito those who are already victims of
disease. What we need now and al
ways, with their sympathetic co-op
eration, is investigation and medical
inspection of those who have not ,yet
shown any outward signs of disease,
for most of the physical defects "trna
underweights of our men called" into
service were unsuspected and pre
Edgefield -oun'ty is peculiarly for
tunate in having secured such an ac
ceptable nurse as Miss Grace Brum
baugh, who has b?fen/in our;midst
I now nearly a month. Jfothing ,which
has ever come to Edgefield b/ii met
with a more hearty response than
this movement for better health con
ditions. She has completed the in
spection of the Edgefield school, hav
ing examined ten grades, and made
demonstrations in two country
schools, and is now in the midst of
her examination of the Trenton
Graded school.- In every place she has
visited, they have very enthusiasti
cally invited her to return and con
tinue the work.
A very close inspection of each
child is made and a tag placed on
them to be carried home to the pa
rents, giving the child's weight sud
height and wait it should weigh ac
cording to the samo standards which
the govenrii3i:t uses for rh;* solders.
On one side of the tag is this ad
monition : /
Bureau of Child Hygiene,
State Board of Health,
Columbia, S. C.
"Help your country, and Uncle
Sam by keeping your body strong.
Sleep long hours with windows open.
Bathe your body often. Use your
tooth brush daily. Have a daily bowel
movement. Eat plenty of green vege
tables, cereal, fruit. Drink no tea or
Drink at least one pint of milk a
Watch your Weight.
"Do as much better as you can."
The mothers read the tags and if
there is any defect, a personal note
is sent her saying "Consult your fam
ily physician," giving the reason for
such consultation. Even if the trou
ble is already known to the mother,
it stimulates her interest or anxiety
in regard to the child, for the child
is enthusiastic over the nurse if all
are like Miss Brumbaugh.
The counsel of the nurse, as she
converses with ?ach one stimulates
them from within to make their own
efforts toward health. Our children
are becoming ambitious to be well,
and even to grow fat.
Even those children whose parents
have urge'd them to partake of whole
some food without effect, find that
the counsel of the nurse has met
with enthusiastic response.
It is a notable fact, hardly without
exception, that parents make very
poor teachers either in music or lit
erary pursuits, for their own chil
dren without the influence of some
outside stimulus. Perhaps this is best
so that the child will not receive all
its impressions from mother and
father, but will absorb new ideas
from other sources.
Miss Brumbaugh is giving some
good advice to the children as she
goes along, not for their health alone
but as to their need for strength that
it may lead to higher scholarship and
better scholarship to the occupancy
of their proper sphere in the commu
nity in which they live.
The teachers in the Edgefield High
and Graded School have been cour
teous and helpful to Miss Brum
baugh, and the fact that they know
from the charts left with the school,
the exact physic?l and mental condi
tion of each child in their respective
grades should be of inestimable ad
vantage to the child as well as to
themselves. Prof. Brocks has been
very loyal to the interests of the chil
dren and their parents in urging
them to follow Miss Brumbaugh's in
struction. She has found the teeth
of the children of Edgefield and the
arches of their mouths unusually fine
?and who knows how much of this is
due to the sentiment made by our
good dentists, unselfishly made, for
the care of the teeth in our commu
nity? jThis, Miss Brumbaugh consid
ers a great asset and she has added
her weight of testimony to that of
the dentists by impressing them'with
the importance of taking care of
Every individual has his or her pe
culiar influence, and this is one of
Miss Brumbaugh's effects: One little
boy, under her admonition on the
care of the teeth, has, from a very
reluctant fellow along that line,
Come to be very enthusiastic, and
each morning after having gone
through the brushing process, goes to
his mother and grins and says, "How
do they look now?" He has fallen un
der the spell., Mothers should wel
come every aid which gives sponta
neous self-movement to their chil
dren and not be jealous of any other
person's influence. Let us welcome
every^ instrumentality which will add
to the child's welfare.
The greatest powers and influenc
es of this world are the unseen, in
visible forces, only seen in results.
For instance, ihe splendid play in the
Opera House on Friday evening.
The public enjoyed it immensely,
but not many dreamed of .the varied
and multiplied influences which had
to be exerted, the obstacles in
thought to be overcome and the pow
er of one mind over another to bring
it into harmonious beauty. All visi
ble facts have their beginning in .in
visible influences. In proportion as
these are wholesome and working for.
community uplift, in that proportion^
will existing ignorance or evil be. cor
rected, and events come to pass
which will give our splendid county
a pure and more wholesome atmos
Miss Brumbaugh will, as soon as
the schools are inspected, have her
office ready to make examination of
children under school age and will
interview mothers as to the care of
'IN A BAD WAY'
Many an Edgefield Reader
Will Feel Grateful for
If your back gives out;
Becomes lame, weak or aching;
? If urinary troubles set in,
Perhaps your kidneys are "in a
Doan's Kidney Pills are for weak
Local evidence proves their merit.
Mrs. E. P. Jackson, Edgefield,
the following statement April 12,
1911: "Several years ago I used
Doan's Kidney Pills when I was suf
fering "with a weak and lame back.
My sides and hips were sore and I
could'nt sleep well on that account.
Doan' Kidney Pills rid me of that at
tack of kidney trouble and I am glad
to endorse them." ,
On February 7, 1918, Mrs Jackson
said: "Doan's Kidney Pills have prov
ed themselves splendid when I have
used them in the past. I gladly con
firm all I have said in my former
Price 60 cents at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan'sKidney Pills-the same that
Mrs. Jackson had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. 1
FOR SALE: Pair of mules, two
horse wagon, buggy, mower and
rake; corn, fodder, hay and plow
. CHARLIE B. LANIER,
Modoc, S. C.
FOR SALE: Registered Big Bone
Poland China pigs, ready for deliv
ery. Sire weighed 600 pounds at 18
Trenton. S. C.
has taught people how to judge values, and no tricks
of the trade, as some merchants practice, are needed
in these days to sell goods. The secret of success is
to have what the customer wajits at the right time,
and not to force upon them something that they
It has always been the policy of this store to please
its customers in every transaction, and your money
is refunded and credit given cheerfully on any sale
that is not satisfactory.
Then you can trade with us knot?g that at all
times you are getting a square deal, and at the same
time you are trading with a store that always tries
to treat its customers right.
The Corder Store
Announces Great REDUCTION in PRICES
Men's and Young Men's Suits
We invite your inspection of our large stock of suits. As stated previously, we
placed our orders for men's suits early, and thefore at lower prices than they cost to
day. You have the advantage of saving from $10.00 to $15.00 on your suit this fall.
W? are very glad to offer this opportunity to our customers.
MEN'S SUITS: Well tailored Serge, Broadcloths and other good qualities. A
large stock to pick your choice from.
$50 value at . $38.50 $40 value at . $28.00
$35 value at . $23.00
YOUNG MEN'S SUITS: We carry a very large stock bf the most up-to-date young
men's suits. They are all very attractive with silk linings and in alJ. shades of the'best
qualities. If you want a smart suit we have it here, and let us gladly show them to
value at . $39.50. $35 value at , $25.00
value at . $28.00 $30 value at . $22.50
This fall we carry a complete line of Ladies' Snits and Coate tii.it snre will please you. We invite
the yoong ladies' especially to look ocr stock over if they want attractive fall modele of coate and suite.
You can secure your suit much cheaper here than elsewhere. Come and we will gladly convince you>
COAT SUITS: A large stock of attractive suits in all shades and quality.
$70.00 value at . $49.00 $40.00 value at . $28.50
$50.00 value at . $35.00 $35.00 value at . "S25.00
COATS: High-grade Coats-Fur, Plush and Cloth.
$60.00 value at
50.00 value at ...
40.00 value at
35.00 value at . ..
30.00 value at