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Soldier Boy Borne Home For
Lexington, S. C., April 25.-The
powerful efficiency of the govern
ment, in at least one line of its en
deavor-no matter however weak it
may appear in others has been clear
ly demonstrated in the case of a
Lexington county young man, a
member of Uncle Sam's regular
army, who died in faraway Siberia
on December 22, ?919. The young
man in question was Milton Shirey,
son of Jacob W. Shirey, prominent
planter and lumberman of the Hol
low creek section of the county. On
December 24, last, the father of the
young man received word that his
..son had died pf pneumonia on De
cember 12, and requesting instruc
tions as to the parents wishes in the
disposition of the body. The father
immediately sent a message asking
that the remains of his soldier-son be
?ent back to Lexington, if such could
be accomplished. A few days later
another message came and it was
stated thatthe effort would require
four months for the body to cross
the waters and get back to Lexing
Nothing further passed between
the government and relatives of the
young man until Friday, April 16,
*when a message came saying that the
fcody of young Shirey had arrived in
San Francisco, ' Cal., and that it
would be immediately forwarded to
Prosperity, the point named in the
instructions sent requesting that the
remains be sent home for interment.
The corpse arrived at Prosperity on
last Monday, April 19, and was trans
ferred to the old Lexington Baptist
church, in this county, eighteen miles
from the court house where the in
terment was held on Tuesday.
Only a brief burial service, how
ever, was conducted, the Rev. W. A.
Dutton, performing the last sad rites
in the presence of hundreds of rela
tives and friends who came to pay a
last tribute to the Lexington soldier
boy.. The casket was opened at the
grave and it was declared by rela
tives and friends that the body was
in a splendid state of preservation;
that every feature of the young, man
.was clearly shown, leaving no doubt
in the minds of the family that the
"body was that of their relative. The
government paid all expenses of the
transportation, and nothing was left
undone to care for and preserve the
Milton Shirey was about 20 years
of age. He enlisted in the army some
time during .last year and was home
for the last time in September. He is
survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Shirey, together with several
brothers and sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Shirey feel-grateful
to the government for the interest
manifested in the case, and are high
in praise of the splendid efficiency
demonstrated in bringing the body of
their son back.
The Army's Great Week.
Next Sunday usheres in the great
week in Salvation Army circles in
Greenville. And it is a great week
for the city itself.
The week's program includes the
.annual mass meeting on Sunday af
ternoon; laying the cornerstone of
the Army Hospital on Monday after
noon; a reception at the Bruner
Home on Tuesday afternoon ; a meet
ing of the ladies of the city Wednes
day afternoon. At most of these
meetings Salvation Army leaders of
national fame will be present and
?will make addresses. Pominent citi
zens of Greenville will also take part.
Tne laying of the cornerstone of
the hospital marks the official incep
tion of one of the greatest undertak
ings the Army has on its hands per
haps in the South. It is quite an hon
or to this city to be selected at the
.site for this institution. There is not
a city in the South that would have
aiot been glad and proud to have
leen so honored. The Army is active
ly engaged in its great work in all
cities and knows all of them thor
oughly; and this city was its choice
.with the whole field befoe it. Green
ville should cherish the institution
and so prove that no mistake was
made in its location. Perhaps there
is no city in which the Army is more
appreciated. That probably had some
thing to do with the selection. But
the real reasons are distinctly ap
preciative of the advantages of
Greenville's location. In the judg
ment of the Salvation Army leaden,
this was the best place for its most
ambitious benevolent undertaking.
The Bruner Home, the Rescue
Home, the Citadel ,and now the Hos
pital-these are institutions that will
represent the great Christian organi
zation. And no co-operation or as
sistance should be lacking on the part
of the city to make them worthy of
the Army and of the city. The most
immediate form of co-operation is
full attendance at the meetings.
By its wonderful work in the war
the Salvation Army endeared itself
to the soldiers to whom it ministered
and to the people back home whose
hearts were with those soldiers. Its
great work in peace is no less en
dearing. And next week is the
Army's big week.-Greenville News.
Million Dollar Bank Will Fi
nance Cotton and Fix Price.
A million dollar cotton bank is one
of the things that Commissior B,
Harris will urge upon the South Car
olina Cotton associatidn when it
meets here Wednesday. "A million
dollars sounds like a lot of money,"
says Mr. Harirs, "but really it is not
impossible. It represents approxi
mately one dollar per bale for the
cotton grown in South Carolina.
"I have been urging the organiz
ing of such a bank for a good many
years. My suggestion was received
first with distrust, then with skepti
cism, later with interest and now ]
believe it is going to be a fact. If it
is not, then all of the fight for liber
ation that is being made by the far
mers will have been a failure.
"Cotton at 40 cents is really IC
cents a pound short of what it should
be bringing. If we had had this cot
ton bank in operation last Septembei
cotton would have brought 40 cents
then and perhaps 65 now. Why? Be
cause the kind of bank that I have
had in mind would not engage ir
general banking business, but would
be here to finance 'distressed' cotton
to help the local bank hold it off the
market until such a time as the own
er might see fit to sell.
"Georgia, under the leadership oi
Governor Dorsey, is organizing such
a bank. I am sure we can do it ir
South Carolina, and I think $1,000,
OOO will be enough to protect the
early market or distressed cotton
The part first sold is the part that
makes the price for the remainder bl
the year. The speculators have beer
smart enough for years to see this
and the growers have continued tc
permit them to manipulate the mar
ket-but I hope for the last time.
"It has been impossible heretofore
for the farmer to put his price upor
distressed cotton. This habit of trade
must be changed, the farmer must bc
allowed to put his price on his owr
product, and this can be accomplish
ed in no other way except by co-op
"Three things are necessary tc
give to the cotton association thc
power that it must have-first, tc
complete the organization by extend'
ing its membership; second, to per
feet a warehouse system; third, tc
complete, this organization to -hole
'distressed cotton from the market.
We are expecting a great meetinf
Wednesday. The state association ai
this time will appoint a committee
I feel sure, to make the plans to or
ganize this cotton holding bank
When the plan is presented to thc
people of the state, they can not fai
to indorse it and to put it into mo
1920' Cotton Crop to be Verj
The cotton crop for 1920 will bc
the shortest produced in many years
according to a prediction voiced bj
B. Harris, commissioner of agricul
ture, today. Mr. Harris states that he
believes the country in on the verge
of a cotton famine, caused by the
shortage of spinable cotton and the
prospects for a short 1920 crop.
Mr. Harris explains that his pro
phecy of a small 1920 crop is basec
on the bad season, caused by the ex
cessive rains, and the low tempera
tures of the spring.
The spinners, states Mr. Harris
will be able to use all of the cotton
that the^world can produce ,and then
some. There is only enough spin
nable cotton on the globe to Last the
cotton mills five or six months, says
Mr. Harris. He says that if the cotton
holders will hold a little longer they
can get 60 cents fer their staple.
"The farmer can fix his own price,'1
states Mr. Harris, "and the process is
simply one of holding."
The reports reaching Commission
er Harris from all sections of the cot
ton belt show that very little plant
ing has been done this season so far,
and in the few sections where there
has been planting the germination
has been so poor that the cotton sup
ply will be curtailed.
"If the farmer doesn't get the
price he wants for his cotton," Mr,
Harris says, "he must not blame il
on the other fellow. It is simply a
matter of holding."-Columbia Re
Building and Contracting.
I desire to notify the people ol
Edgefield that I have located here
and will be glad to assist them ir
drawing plans, will make estimates
on work and make contracts for all
kinds of building, remodeling and re
pairing. See me before letting a con
tract for your work. It is probable
that I can save you money.
T. R. SKINNER.
PREPARE FOR COLLEGE
NEW CAMPAIGN SL9GAH
PVSLIC SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE
MAY 14 TO SIVE STIMULUS
TO IMPORTANT MOVEMENT.
Public sebe?is hers have besa re*
feasted to observe Maj 14, whick has
hew deeiffaated "Prepare for Collera
D*7" tm this itate and In the other
?toto* comprising ike Fifth. Federal
During; chapel exercises, or at other
f^ee^ed periods that day, lt ls sup.
festod that addresses be made la the
high schools by leadlas bucinesj mea
sad pro mine nt educators, ead la the
el amenta rr echools by the teachers.
Th* purposes of the observance, it ls
explained, are te stress the Importance
of a college education aad to offer
.nggestive methods whereby the pu
pile, aad their parents, may plea ahead
with a college eourse definitely hi
"Women's clubs aro being asked to
kelp la the movement, and the Rotary
clubs also are expected to take part,
while many churches hare expressed
their interest and indicated their de
sire to participate. Further, the Unit
ed States Treasury Department,
through the di?triet War Loan Organ
isation, is leading assistance, aad the
general plan, lt is announced, has re
ceived the heartiest approval of prac
tically every college president ia the
Miss Mary 0, Shotwell, director of
tko oduoational division of the War
Loan Organisation of this district, re*
oeatly discussed the project before tho
convention of the Virginia Association
of Women's Colleges and .'Schools. The
association, by resolution, pledged its
"sincere and hearty co-operation la
carrying out all the pleas."
lt is proposed by tho Treasury De
partment that parents who desire to
send their sons and daughters to col
leges and that boys and girls who wish
lo provide a college fuad fer them?
.elves-that they definitely plan for
the future and make regular syste
matic oavinc a part ef their plan. As
safe, productive investments for such
fuads government securities, such as
Treasury Cavings Certificates aad War
Savings Stamps, ara suggested.
Observance ef "Prepare fer College
Bay" wHl be fruitful of extensive re*
.ult?, lt is believed, and the stimulus
toward higher ?ducation ls expected
to be very valuable, particularly since
MM statement has so frequently been
lade recently ead so authoritatively
that never before has the country been
m saere imperative need of mon and
vam ea of framed minds and bread vle>
I j Dog Bites' Children in Colum
Four little children and one youth,
t J all of whom were bitten several days
ago by a dog which was suffering
from rabies, are now being treated
regularly at the laboratory of the
state health department and are un
II derstood to be doing well None of
the wounds inflicted by the dog were
serious, most of them being mere
scratches, the skin in ,some places
hardly being broken, but in order to
take no chances whatever of infec
tion, the treatment is being adminis
Louise and Bettie Collins, aged re
spectively ten years and three years,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. George
W. Collins, 1817 Pickens street, were
bitten on the legs. Elizabeth Rodgers,
aged seven years, was bitten on the
hand.. Other persons bitten were:
Melton Pierson, a boy about 16 years
old and Louise Bunting, age four
years. Mr. Collins, in speaking of the
incident yesterday, said that the dog
was small and that he understood
that it had bitten several dogs in the
The head of the animal was exam
ined at the state laboratory and the
dog was found to be suffering from
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Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Mrs. Eleanor S. Schnall
has made application unto this Court
for final discharge as executrix in re
the estate of Mrs. Eleanor S. Ivey,
deceased, on this the 10th day of
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested, to show cause before me
a tmy office at Edgefield Court House
South Carolina, on the 10th day of
May 1920, at ll o'clock a. m., why
said order of discharge should not be
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WASHINGTON,, D. C.
May 12-18, 1920
Reduced Fares via Southern Railway System
Fare From Edgefield $23.31 Included
Proportionately reduced fares from other points. Tickets on sale May
8 to 14, inclusive, will be validated at Washington May 12 to 21 inclu
sive, and bear final limit May 24, 1920, prior to midnight of which date
return trip must be completed.
Delegates and members of their families attending this convention who
are not traveling on clergy permit should secure from Dr. C. E. Burts,
Columbia, S. C., proper identification certificate for presentation to ticket
agent, as this ceitificate is necessary to secure round-trip fare.
Special sleeping sars have been arranged from Augusta for delegates
who will leave on Southern ttailway train No. 32, Augusta Special, Tues
day, May ll. This train carries through coaches and sleeping cars tc*
Washinaton. Dining car service. Schedule:
GOING TRIP RETURN TRIP
10:40 a. m.Lv. Edgefield Ar.2:00 p. m.
1:30 p. m.Lv. Trenton Ar.._1:30 p. m~
7:35 a. m."Ar. Washington Lv.___7:00 p. m..
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