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Wednesday, November 26.
Sloppy sugar substitutes make a
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Wha thas become of the old-timer
who practiced economy?
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A little swestnin' now and then is
relished by the most of men.
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Some Republican senators may be
big men in their party but they are
mighty small men in public esteem.
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"Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks
unto the Lord; for he is good; for his
mercy, endureth forever."
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Weil, we'll be keepin' company
with the majority if we do have a
gobblerless Thanksgiving dinner.
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The game law .ias been out now
goin' on two weeks and nobody has
sent us a "n.-ss" of birds yet.
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It is a mighty selfish sort of fel
low who is only thankful for his
oread and meat-the material things
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Breathes there a man in Edgefield
with soul so dead that he will not ex
perience a thrill of pride and pecu
liar satisfaction at the sight of the
' new hotel on the corner?
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It matters not what kind of dinner
you have tomorrow, be thankful for
it. Think of how much worse it might
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Who said that Sir Boll Weevil had
d epressed land values around Edge
field? Almost every day some dirt
changes hands at good prices.
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Let no Baptist in Edgefield county
fall short of his duty in making the ?
75-Million drive a success. It should
be regarded as a golden oppoi'tunity ,
for serving God and humanity.
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The latest "strike" reported is a
"silence" strike. Well, some comfort
can be found in the fact that women
will not join in this particular
"strike." Men who adopt this form of
co-ercion will have to fight their bat
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Among other things, be thankful
than the Prince of Wales did not car
ry an American heiress back with
him as a bride. It is a source of grat
ification that royal blood and crown
ed heads are now somewhat at a dis
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What has become of the old-timer
ill to bear as a nation, yet not since
our pioneer forebears first set foot
on the soil of the new world have the
American people had so much to be
profoundly grateful for as now. Give
thanks tomorrow genuinely and sin
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Say what you please, we believe
that Lodge and the other senators of
his stripe are experiencing some un
comfortable gnawings of conscience.
Why, do you ask? Because they were
actuated by politics rather than prin
ciple, and no man who finds himself
in such a plight is ever comfortable.
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If money makes her go, the old
mare should be trotting along at a
lively gait. No tsince Columbus made
his first visit has this country at any
time had so much money in circu
latio nas now. It might have had it
in vaults, but now it is in the pockets
of the people.
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A Shoe "Strike" Needed.
Generally speaking, we are not in
favor of strikes, but there is one
strike that we advocate, and that is
for wearers to strike-and hit hard
-against the unreasonable advance
in shoes. If every wearer of shoes
the world over would wear his old
shoes just a little longer, the price
of leather and shoes would soon tum
ble. In this particular, as in many
others in the present crisis, the
GREAT NEED is CURTAILED CON
Merchant Marine Growing.
One of the most welcome news
items that our eyes have fallen upon
in some time was the announcement
yesterday that the American mer
chant marine has expanded from
four ships before the war to a fleet
at present of 9,772,000 tons. This
means our national commercial inde
pendence. It?means that we shall not
hereafter be beggars in the matter of
transporting our exports. We now
have the vessels for carrying our
farm produce and merchandise to
whatever foreign port we desire at
any time we desire. Furthermore, we
can haul to our shores the foreign
merchandise that will come to Ameri
ca in almost limitless quantities to
pay off war debts. Thus it is seen
that America will be benefited both
"goin" and comin' " by the merchant
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Newspapers Kit Hard.
Unless there is a change in the sit
uation, newspapers will be compelled
to decrease their size and also in
crease their rates. Newspapers had
to endure their share of hardship du
ring the war and after the cessation
of hostilities better things were hop
ed for, but it appears now that the
worst is yet to come. The ava ?able
supply of news, print paper is not
equal to the demand and the price is
not only going skyward but it ap- j
pears now that in a few weeks or
months small newspapers will not be
abie to obtain any paper at all. The
following paragraph from the New
berry Observer is apropos in this
"There is nobody so bad off as the
newspaper man in these strenuous
times; none who has to work harder
and gets so little for his work. Just
now it looks like he is coming fast
to the end of his row. He thought
paper at $150 a ton was awful; the
indications now are that it will go to
$250, and it is probable he may not
be able to get it at any price. But he
can comfort himself with huch re
flections as these: 'While there's life
there's hope'; 'The darkest hour is
just before day.' "
Miss Florence Writes From
The New England Conservatory of
Music is perhaps the most famous
and highest ranking institution for
study of all forms of music in Ameri
ca. It is situated on Huntington Ave
nue in the heart of the student cen
ter of the city.
It stands out very prominently
from the surrounding structures, be
ing built entirely of white stone in a
square massive style. The huge audi
torium is used for recitals and con- !
certs of students and noted singers !
?.nd pianists. There ax*e three dormi
tories unconnected with the main
building, where hundreds of students
from all over the United States stay.
The past winter was an uneventful
one for the schools and colleges since
so many men were overseas and the
influenza and war conditions were
not conducive to study. This winter,
however, the conservatory boasts of
thousands of students, while last,
year there were less than two hun
I know one little girl, a native of
the Phillipine Islands, who came all
the way from Manila to take a three
or four year course in this well
George Whitefield Chadwick, a no
ted composer and native of Massa
chusetts, is one of the teachers. At
the last Symphony Orchestral Con
cert one of his compositions, "The
Angel of Death" was played for the |
first time in Boston. Just after the
orchestra had finished the number, I
saw people all around me rising from
their seats and looking at someone
I could not see. I was told that the
composer, Chadwick, was in the au
dience listening to his own great
composition played by an orchestra
for the first time in the city of Bos
ton. Mr. Chadwick had celebrated his
seventy-fifth birthday the day before
and this recognition of his attain
ment came as a fitting aftermath.
The present Conservatory building
was erected in 1901. The knowledge
of it was spread around by the stu
dents. On the students' verdict and
not so often on the catalogue and the
circulars depends the surest and
most dependable popularity of any
142 Hemenway Street,
Who said that Edgefield hasn't
any stylish hats for men? Come and
will be pleased to show them to you.
FOR SALE: Sweet milk delivered
at your door. Apply to
W. E. OUZTS,
An Earnest Appeal.
Brother Minis, please give space
in your columns this week to say a
work to our Baptist brethren of this
Association abcut Victory week in
our 75-Million Campaign.
Brethren, if you ever expect to
hear God's call to save more than
?474 million people, if you ever ex
pect to co-operate with your breth
ren in a worthy work, if you ever in
jtend to honor your Master in a be
coming way, be in your place at your
'church Sunday morning, November
'30. No other time will mean so much
?to the cause as this, and there is no
'better way than to go and take your
j offering or make your pledge.
I This is no time to say, "I pray
?Thee have me excused." For you to
fail to respond to the call of God and
'your brethren and the Kingdom at
this time will be a calamity to the
cause now, and a calamity to you
and those you love best always.
Fer the sake of the cause of your
Lord and Master, do not have a com
mittee out hunting you up to get you
to do what you ought to do in this,
j Some cf the happiest churches I
know of are those that have done the
worthy thing, that all churches ought
to do, they have gone over the top.
There will be an all day service at
Red Hill Sunday. Dr. R. G. Lee will
.speak at Eleven O'clock promptly.
Let every member be present Sunday
and whatever you do, come on time.
Yours for Victory,
J. W. KESTERSON.
Death of Mr. J. P. Hagcod.
Hundreds of friends throughout
Greenwood and Edgefieid counties
will be sorry to learn of the death
at his home here- last night after
three or four weeks of critical ill
ness, of Mr. J. P. Hagood. Mr. Ha
good was a native of Edgefieid coun
ty, where he spent most of his life,
moving to Greenwood several months
ago. He was born in Pleasant Lane
in Edgefieid county and was around
75 years of age. He was an uncle of
Mrs. M. E. Etheridge and a great
uncle of Mrs. Roy Anderson and Mr.
Furman Etheridge of this city. He
was a man of many sterling qualities
and had a host of friends who join
with the family in their bereavement.
The funeral arrangements have not
yet been made.-Greenwood Index
Col Hagood had a large number
of friends in every section of Edge
field county who were saddened by
the announcement of his death. In
the years past he was always very
cordially greeted by his friends in
Edgefieid whenever he came to the
county seat. Since he moved to
Greenwood more than a year ago he
has not visited Edgefieid. He was
buried with the Masonic ceremony at !
Berea church Sunday afternoon.
'Possum Hunt and Sumptuous
Friday night Mr. John Hollings
worth proved himself to b? a most
charming host He invited nearly a
score of his friends, both ladies and
gentlemen, out to his ideal country
home to engage in a 'possum hunt.
Soon after nightfull the guests gath
ered and repaired to the dense woods
in the pasture, a favorite haunt of
Brer 'Possum, and "soon the yelp of
the dogs indicated that a hot trail
had been discovered. The result of
the hunt was the bagging of a huge
'possum, which was given its freedom
and chased and caught a second time.
Soon after the return to the house,
a sumptuous feast was bountifully
served, the menu consisting of ham,
turkey, cranberry sauce, pickle, sal
ads, fruit cake and other good things.
All who have been guests in the Hol
lingsworth home know how bound
less and princely was the feast. The
guests drew for the 'possum which
had been bagged in the woods and
Miss Elizabeth Rainsford became the
owner. The occasion was one that
will be long remembered by those
who were honored with invitations.
Lady Helen Chocolates. Sweet as
the sweetest and better than the
best-79 cents per pound.
QUARLES' VARIETY STORE.
LOST: On Saturday afternoon
above Pleasant Lane, a mule five
years old, black with yellow mouth.
Finder will please notify Jim Turner
at Pleasant Lane and receive re
ward of $25.
All persons are hereby notified not
to hunt, fish or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever on the lands of the
undersigned; This notice is published
to keep people off of my lands and all
who disregard it will be prosecuted
under the law. This means every
body, without exception.
. C. A. NICHOLSON.
Why We Should
rn HANKS GIYIXG 1919 causes us to look back
over the year nearly gone and reflect on what
we should be thankful for. /
Peace, Prosperity, Life and Happiness are the four
great things to be thankful for, and what nation of
people would wish for more.
Sugar is about the only thing that we can't be thank
ful for; but why worry-better conditions are ahead
and will adjust themselves in time.
So join in with us and be thankful that you are alive
to-day and are enjoying good health.
The Corner Store
There are scores and hundreds of
homes in the rural districts that
should have all of the modern conve
niences with which town and city
homes, are equipped, including an
electric light system. It is possible
to have a city plant in the country
through the installation of a Delco
Light system. Attention is directed
to the large, attractive advertisement
on our second page. Call on or write
to Mr. Spann Toney of Johnston if
you are interested in an electric light
plant for your home. He will take
pleasure in furnishing you with all of
the information you desire.
I Long Staple Brings 75 Cents.
i Mr. R. M. Winn of Plum Branch,
j sold four bales of long staple cotton
jon the Greenwood market this morn
ing at 75 cents a pound. This, is the
(highest price long staple cotton has
brought here this season and is
above that paid in other markets in
this section.-Greenwood Index
FOR SALE: Blue stem May wheat
for seed. Apply to
A. H. CORLEY.
We carry a large and complete
?stock of men's fine suits. Come and
pick your fall suit and save $10.
I you want a stylish shoe that lasts
and gives satisfaction, buy our Walk
False Rumor Corrected.
The impression is out that we are
not booking any more orders for
Ford cai-s. This is a mistake. Place
ycur order with us NOW. and it will
be fi;led in its turn. Better place or
der now for a 1920 Spring car.
YONCE & MOONEY.
Peter's "Diamond Brand" shoes
are made of solid leather at the best
prices. We have them in all styles
Al! kinds, weekly. If we haven't
your favorite paper, we will gladly
add to our list anything you desire.
QI ARLES' VARIETY STORE.
How About a Ford Closed
Car for the Winter
RIDE IN COMFORT IN COLD WEATHER
Yonce & Mooney