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J. L. MIMS,...Editor.
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Wednesday, April 28.
Blackberies will sell away below
par without sugar.
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When have you ever seen more
presidential possibilities than at this
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We know some people who can't
keep sweet much longer, unless the
sugar shortage is relieved.
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Edgefield county seems to be po
litically below the freezing point.
But the temperature is likely to rise
rapidly after the county convention.
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Better than the overall fad is the
decision of the Lander College girls
to graduate in their old dresses.
Thjat's down-night common sense
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Scientists tell us that about ninety
per cent, of ali vegetation is water.
Then, if that be true, we should have
no apprehension about 1920 being a
good crop year.
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Pound cake isn't good anyway.
Gingercakes, the kind our grand
mothers - used to make, are good
enough for anybody's last course at
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Do More Than Don Overalls.
Overall clubs are all right as far
as they go. But merely resolving to
buy less clothes does not go far
enough. Buy fewer railroad tickets,
less gasoline, fewer soft-drinks, few
er cigars and cigarettes, etc. These
are some of the things that make a
needless, drain upon the purse. One
man may don overalls and yet waste
more money in a day thon some other
?fellow who doesn't wear them wastes
5n a month. See the pointe
Then after practicing economy,
earnestly and consistently, go to
-work. The world's greatest need in
this exigency is increased production.
Along with the resolution to spend
less, resolve to make more. BE A
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Highway Commission Called
Believing that no member of the
recently appointed Highway Commis
sion for Edgefield county would feel
disposed to take the initiative in call
ing the members of the commission
.together for the purpose of organi
sing, the members of the legislative
. delegation request that the members
of the Highway Commission meet in
the.Court House at Edgefield, Mon
day, May 3, immediately after the
adjournment of the County Demo
cratic convention, for the purpose of
organizing and taking up their work
as set forth in the act creating the
Interesting and Helpful Sun
day School Convention.
Sunday afternoon the Edgefield
County Inter-Denominational Sun
day School Contention met in the
Methodist church, with the president,
Mr. J. H. Cantelou, presiding, and
Mr. W. W. Fuller as clerk. Rev. G.
W. M. Taylor welcomed the conven
tion to his church in a most cordial
manner. Besides the Edgefield Sun
? day schools Harmony and McKen
. dree were represented by delegates.
The features of the afternoon ses
sion were very inspiring addresses
'.by Miss Cora Holland and Mr. R. D.
'Webb, both of whom are Sunday
rschool specialists and are devoting
th -?ir lives to this great work.
The evening session was well at
tended and the programme ^was as
helpful and inspiring as that of the
afternoon. Addresses were again
made Miss Holland and Mr. Webb.
Tba schools that failed to send dele
gates to the convention should have
received some of the enthusiasm and
inspiration following these two ses
sions. A collection was taken for the
work at the night session. ?
The following officers were elected
to serve for the ensuing year: S. B.
Nicholson, president; W. A. Strom,
vice-president; J. W. Stewart, sec
jrelary; Mrs. Mamie'N. Tillman, as
sistant secretary; Mrs. J. M. Shaffer,
superintendent of Children's Depart
ment; T. B. Greneker, superinten
dent of Young People's Department;
W. H. Smith, superintendent Adult
Department ;-Drr J. A. Dobey, presi
dent first district, E. H. Smith, sec
retary; J. M. Shaffer, president sec
ond district, M. B. Byrd, secretary;
C. C. Jones, president r,hird district,
Mrs. T. P. Lyon, secretary; Mr. J.
! L. Mims, administrative superinten
Meeting of Cotton Growers
Pursuant to the announcement
made last week, a goodly number of
! farmers and other business men met
in the Court House Friday in the in
terest of the Cotton Growers Asso
ciation. The meeting was called to
order by Mr. W. A. Strom who de
clined election as permanent presi
dent and Mr. J. Wm. Thurmond was
elected president; Mr. B. R. Tillman,
vice-president, and J. L. Mims, sec
retary. Mr. Thurmond on taking the
chair spoke at some length and very
effectively, upon the high cost of
living and the great need of an or
ganization of farmers to protect
Mr. Thurmond introduced Col. R.
M. Mixon, the president of the State
Cotton Growers Association, to the
audience and he made a forceful ad
dress, appealing to the farmers to
stand by their organization which has
already borne fruit in advancing the
price of cotton. He was followed by
Prof. Wessinger of Lexington, who
likewise presented many facts and
figures that were of especial interest
to those present. The following gen
tlemen were chosen delegates to the
meeting of cotton growrs which is to
be held in Columbia: W. A. Strom, A.
B. Carwile, B. R. Tillman, . M. P.
Wells, 0. M. Eidson, J. L. Mims, S.
McG. Simkins, J. W. Thurmond, L.
R. Brunson, Sr., Capt. J. R. Block
er and B. T. Lanham.
The question of securing a gov
ernment cotton grader for Edgefield
county was discussed and a number
of persons expressed themselves in
favor of such action. Some definite
step will be taken later. Mr. A. B.
Carwile, the county demonstration
agent, has been working on the mat
ter for some time.
Death of Mrs. John M. Mays.
Late Friday afternoon as the shad
ows were lengthening Mrs. Mays," the
beloved wife of Mr. John M. Mays,
passed peacefully away at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. J*. W. Kemp,
in Edgefield, she having been at the
home of her daughter since her re
turn from the hospital in Augusta
about a month ago. /
For more than a year,^ylrs. Mays'
health had been steadily failing. In
the hope of securing permanent ben
efit early in the year she was carried
to the hospital in Augusta where she
remained for nearly two months. But
receiving practically no"benefit from
the special treatment she was
brought back to Edgefield. Every
thing that science, medical attention,
constant and devoted nursing could
do was done to stay the progress of
the malady. But it wai? unyielding
and death finally relieved her from
suffering. Mrs. Mays was a member
of Horn's Creek church and she was
visited frequently in her illness by
her pastor, Dr. R. G. Lee, and ex
pressed her readiness and willingness
to face death. Before her marriage
Mrs. Mays was Miss Harris, a des
cendant of an old and honored Edge
field county family.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Mays is
survived by ^ne daughter, Mrs. J.
W. Kemp, and five sons, Sam, John,
Fred, Walter and Carroll Mays. All i
of her children were with her at the
time of her death except Carroll, who
is in the military service. He has
since come home on a furlough. The
funeral was conducted at Horn's
Creek church Saturday at noon by
Dr. Lee and the interment took place
in the family square in the Horn's
Watch Club Work Grow.
> Progressive work in the boy's and
girl's club work of the county is
now under way under the direction
of County Agent A. B. Carwile and
the Home' Demonstation Agent, Miss
Patti Major. They plan this year to
conduct the following clubs: Peanut,
cotton, pig, poultry, sewing, garden
ing and canning. To make this great
work a success Mr. Carwile and Miss
Major will undertake to raise $250
among the farmers and business men
of the county to put up as prize mon
ey. They have sent out a cir
cular letter to the supporters of the
work throughout the county, and re
l?ort that several responses have
come with appreciative donations to
che club fund. Also, in the summer a
.short course will be planned to be
held for three days at Edgefield. This
will mean a great deal towards get
ting the boys and girls of the county
familiar with the town of Edgefield
and will mean much as instruction
for the club members to attend this
course. Since this county does not
have a County Fair it is rather hard
to show the public what the club
workers are doing. Mr. Carwile and
Miss Major are intending to have a
club show this fall anyway, even if
the county cannot- afford to have a
Tank Company Meeting;
At the meeting of the tank com
pany held last Monday night enlist
ment blanks were filled out and sign
ed by the men present.
The 'officers of the company are
prosecuting the enlistment during
the week and by Monday night, May
j?rd, it is hoped that the full quota of
seventy-seven men necessary for the
headquarters and first platoon will be
signed up--" j
Captain Hastings Wyman, Jr.,
Medical Reserve Corps of Aiken has
been notified by the Adjutant Gen
eral to be there next Monday night,
May 3rd, for the purpose of giving
the men the necessary physical ex
aminations. It is very necessary that
every member of the company at
tend the meeting Monday night be
cause Captain Wyman will be here
only one night and if he returns for
the purpose of giving physical exam
inations at another time, the com
pany will have to meet the expense,
whereas, for the first ?examination
the State Government meets the bill.
The Adjutant General is having
Headquarters Southeastern Depart
ment issue an order for the muster
ing in of the company on Monday
night, May, 10th.
Officers of the company visited
Columbia last week in the interest
of the organization and they were as
sured by the Adjutant General's of
fice that Edgefield wi?l get the organ
ization if they present the necessary
seventy-seven men properly enlisted
and physically qualified. It is not be
lieved that the young men of Edge
field county will lei this splendid op
portunity to afford military protec
tion to the county slip'by and some
other place land the company.
News From Sweetwater.
I have not seen any news from
Sweetwater in two weeks so will try
to help the correspondents out.
We sure do have lots of rain. The
roads and fields are washed hp real
bad. There was a hail storm below
here last Thursday evening. But we
should be thankful as we read of so
many storms and torhados at other
The farmers are very busy plant
ing and working their crops when it
is not so wet.
I hear the Cooper school is to
close in three weeks. Guess the chil
dren will all b^e glad.
The people are thinking of having
a Memorial service at Sweetwater
second Sunday in June.
Mr. and*Mrs. W. B. Burkhalter en
tertained delightfully at their home
Friday afternoon at four o'clock with
a birthday party for their son, Mas
ter Hommond, -who was three years
i old. Those present at the party were:
Mays Cooper, Katherine Reese, An
nie and Georgia Murrah, Julia Mc- .
Clain, Laurie Stephens, Mary High
tower, Annie Ruth DeArmand and ,
her two little sisters, Thomas and ;
Francis Stephens, Daniel Hightower
and James McClain. After enjoying
games the children were invited into
the dining room where delicious re
freshments were served. The table
looked very attractive, the big white
birthday cake with three pink can
dles on it being in the centre. All
around the table were little tele
phones which were given as souve
nirs. After the refreshments mints
were pa;sed around. On a table in
the corner of the room the presents
Mr. J. A. Crawford of North Au
gusta is visiting relatives in the com
The Sunday school at Sweetwater
seems to be on the boom, there being
a large crowd present last Sunday.
Sorry to hear that Miss Isabel
Boone has been sick. Hope she has
recovered ere this.
Glad to hear that M. J. B. High
tower of Augusta has recovered suf
ficiently to be visiting his brother,
Mr. John M. Hightower.
Dr. Thayer preached a fine sermon
at Sweetwater Sunday afternoon, on
the subject of\ "Sin." He will attend
the Southern Baptist Convention at
Washington, D. C. in May.
Mr. T. H. Shaw is in Savannah at
tending the motorcycle races.
Miss Estelle Cooper is in Green
ville visiting her sister, Miss Chris
Miss Mattie Shaw is visiting Mrs.
C. B. Murrah.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
?pply at once the wonderful old reliable DK
?ORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HFALING OIL. a sur
gical dressing that relieves pain and heals a?
toe same time. Not a liniment 35c "^^Cns*
The Month of May
Is going to be a profitable one for those of our cus
tomers who are in need of Shoes, Oxfords and Pumps.
Every pair that we have in stock, with the exception of
White Oxfords, Pumps and Infants' soft soles, are go
ing to be sold during the month of May at cost. There
will be no profit in it for us. Our customers will derive
the benefit of this sale. This is all strictly good and
fresh stock in the Manss-Owens, G. Edwin Smith and
Midlan Shoes and low cuts.
As usual we are going to offer some good bargains
in Shoes and low cuts, about 75 pairs of shoes going to
be closed out at 75c per pair; about 50 pairs to be
closed out at $2.00 per pair.
For those who are in need of foot-wear at a saving
during these "Hi" costs of everything, it will pay them
to investigate these prices.
There is no immediate prospect in the drop of prices
in the shoe market. So a word to the wise-be on hand
early Saturday, May the 1st, and get your size before
it is gone.
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SALE PRICES CASH
GOODS EXCHANGED IF POSSIBLE
The Corner Store
Remember that we close at Six P. M.-Saturday's excepted
Hogs and Pigs
Two brood sows.
Two litters of pigs, half-registered
Dnroc-Jersey, at $3.00 and $6.00
each, according to size. Fine con
W. M. ROWLAND,
Meriwether, S. C.
WANTED: Men, or women to take
orders among friends and neighbors
for the genuine guaranteed hosiery,
full lines for men, women and chil
dren. Eliminate darning. We pay 50c
an hour for spare^ime or $24 for full
time. Experience unnecessary. Write
International Stocking Mill,
New Grocery Store
We have just opened a complete line of
fancy groceries in the store opposite the sta
tion, formerly occupied by Mr. Pearce
Thomas. Wef shall make a -specialty of ta
ble delicacies in season, carrying a full as
sortment of fresh vegetables at all times.
We will replenish our stock by express and
keep everything fresh. It is our purpose to
carry the highest class line of canned goods i
We invite you to visit our store and so
licit a share of your patronage.
?. T. & A. R. Moore
Spring Head and Foot Wear
We have just received a large shipment of
direct from the celebrated Stetson factory.
The name of Stetson stands for 100-per
cent excellence in the hat world. Come in
and let us fit you in a nobby spring hat.
A large shipment of the celebrated
just received. All of the latest leathern 1
and lasts. Come in and let us show you.
DORN & HMS