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J. L. MIMS.Editor.
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per year in advance.
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?he postoffice at Edgefield S. C.
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olutions and Political Notices pub
lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, December 22.
If you would enjoy Christmas
.yourself, make others enjoy it.
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Where there is no Christmas jug
lhere is no Christmas jag.
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"Make more and buy less" should
"be the slogan for 1921.
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Make 'em, even if you. do break
"em. We refer to New Year resolu
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No use to make and* resolution
along the line of practicing economy.
Conditions will force you to do that.
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Recipe for Christmas happiness:
Urge the children to hang up as large
stocking as usual and then do your
test to fill it.
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Bo you read anything these long
evenings? If not, you are losing a
good opportunity to derive much real
^pleasure from good books.
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Let the children's stockings be just
as large and as well filled as usual
this Christmas. They are children but
If Christmas candy has declined in
proportion to sugar, a* fellow can give
his best girl a larger box than last
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Isn't it a fine thing that we can
te happy even if we have no money
in our jeans. It is not what a man
has that makes him happy.
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Great is the pity that the acreage
of grain in the county is small-much
smaller than usual, with the need
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The question right at this juncture
with most of us is, "Where will I get
the money with which to pay my
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Almost everything for which mon
ey has to be paid in Edgefield is
marked down, except taxes. We have
not yet heard of taxes being cut in
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The sausage season is more wel
come than usual. Nothing is compar
able to home-made, all-pork,- well
seasoned sausage for the breakfast
menu these crisp mornings.
President Wilson likes Washington
better than any of the other ex-pres
idents, having purchased a stately
mansion there for his permanent
home after March 4.
.'The Lord will not look lightly upon
.the wave of crime and unprecedent
. ed shedding of human blood now pre
railing in South Carolina. It is
enough to call down His wrath upon
..so wicked a people.
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Are yon not glad that whiskey is
not shipped to Edgefield now by the
?carload as in the old dispensary
days? But to go a step further, are
you not glad that the gallon a month
law is not now in operation? and let's
..ali go still another step and say we
.are glad that even a quart a month
is prohibited. We are all getting
; along better without it.
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~Ef Congress ever expects to do any
thing worth while for the farmers of
the country, now is the time. Most
of them are "down" and a large por
tion will be "out," unless speedy re
lief is provided. If the present session
preceded an election year, instead
of following one, something would be
done to relieve the masses of the
people of the country.
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^Governor Catts of Florida has
threatened to take his shot gun load
ed with ?buckshot to one of his politi
cal persecutors, which sounds like
one or more of South Carolina's for
mer governors. Men higher up also
make mistakes, and the greater the
man th? greater the mistake.
The hunter's license law is a gc
law and is being enforced in t
part of the county. It should be i
forced in every nook and corner
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Lookout for an avalanche of m
riages Christmas, mostly of the m
ried in haste and repent in leisi
kind. Marriage was divinelyinstitut
md is all right, but the relationsl
should never be entered into lig]
ly br hastily..
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Edgefield people ai-e learning
old lesson again to the effect that
is mighty easy to vote bonds b
mighty hard to meet the interi
payments afterwards. The town ta
es are something fierce, with no ho
of a lighter burden for possibly
generation. We have heard it sa
that "what can't be cured must
endured," but that's mighty co
comfort right now.
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More Drastic Law Needed.
Hotels and merchants in cities a
suffering from the passing of bogi
checks, an evil which is tremendous
on the increase.. It is very rare th;
an honest man draws checks on
bank that are not cashed. He eit
er knows his balance in bank wa
rants the drawing of the check or 1
feels confident that the bank will ii
dulge him for a short season in.
small overdraft. But the dishone:
man, one who knows that he is ii
suing a worthless check, is concerne
about nothing at the time except ol
taining the cash'or merchandise froi
his victim for the check. There ls no1
a law on the statute books bearin
upon this phase of dishonest dealin
but it is not drastic enough. The lai
needs teeth in it that will make i
a terror to evil doers of this class
Victims of worthless checks wi]
agree with us in this position.
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Japan Preparing For the Future.
It is reported that Japan has se
cured an option on a tract of land ii
Lower California for a naval base
which is but another step in the pre
paration for war against the Unite<
States. Mark our prediction, no
many years will pas? before then
will be open v conflict between th<
United States and" Japan, and unies!
war is averted through the interven
tion of th^e League of Nations oi
some other peace-making promotinj
agency, there must be a resort t(
arms, if our national honor and in
tegrity are preserved. Such a situa
tion is not pleasant -to contemplate
but, if "coming events cast their shae
ows before them" some of the shad
lows are already discernable.
If it be true that Japan has secured
an option on a tract of land in Lowei
California as a base for naval opera
tions, some means should be devised
for thwarting her plans.
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Banks Have Dealt Generously.
We believe the worst of the finan
cial stress is over and the banks of
South Carolina, particularly the
banks of Edgefield county have weath
ered the storm well. Wherever and
whenever possible banks have in
dulged those whose notes they held.
Had banks not adopted so liberal a
policsy the blow would have fallen
heavier on our people. Possibly many
persons would have profited however,
if the banks had forced them to sell
their cotton when the staple was sell
ing around twenty-five cents, instead
of permitting them to store it. Our
observation has been that the banks
of Edgefield county have all along
been disposed to meet the people
half way and more. While there may
be some cases in which they have
urged and forced payment, sound
business and policy requiring it, yet
in the main the bannks have dealt
generously with their patrons.
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There are some people in Edgefield
who would be mortally offended if
told they were parasites, and yet
that is just what they are. We are re
ferring now to moral parasites.
Edgefield of today is not the same
Edgefield of several decades ago. The
moral tone and the atmosphere of
our community have been changed,
and this improvement of moral con
ditions did not come without an ex
penditure of time, effort and money
on the part of a goodly number of
our people. There are, some who are
sharing the benefits of this moral
transformation without giving any
thing in return, absorbing everything
and giving out nothing. They are
thus proving themselves to be morai
parasites, living upon the sacrifices
and fruits of the labors bf other peo
There are parents who are rearing
families in Edgefield whose children
are being made better men and wo
men by reason of the influence of
the churches in Edgefield, and yet
some of these men and women are
willing in their selfishness to let
others bear the burden of supporting
the churches. They are satisfied to
have a very small part in supporting
the churches. Such men and women,
wherever you find them,* belong' to
the moral parasite class. Edgefield's
churches, more than anything else,
make Edgefield a fit place to liv-e in
and to rear families in, and every
father and every mother should have
a part in supporting the churches in
proportion to their financial ability.
In so far as they fail to measure up
to? this obligation they become moral
The December meeting of the D.
A. R. was held with Mrs. L. S. Ker
naghan on Tuesday afternoon at
3:30 o'cclock. Mrs. Frank Warren,
Regent, presided and the minutes
were read by Mrs. A. A. Woodson for
The historical program was Tim
rod's "Christmas," a poem read by
Mrs. Woodson. . # v
A sketch of William Pitt and a-his
tory of the statue in Washington
Park, Charleston, was read by Mrs;
Miss Margaret May gave Chopin's
"Impromptu" for which the chapter
was very grateful. Miss May is*a
Mrs. N. G. Evans read a paper on
"The Stamp Act Congress" which
had been prepared by Mrs. WV, C;
Tompkins who was detained from the
At the close the program for next
month was read as follows:
Vocal solo, Miss Miriam Norris.
"Poem to the Old Year," Mitchell
Romance, Mrs. Hollingsworth.
Payment of dues.
The meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. J. L. Mims, January
18, 3:30 o'clock.
Mrs. James 0.'Sheppard was wel
comed as a visitor to the meering?
The hostess assisted by Miss Ro
sela Parker and Mrs. Yonce served
a dainty salad course followed by
coffee with whipped cream and fruit
i A Dream.
"I stood on the b^nks of a beautiful
The sands of its shore as of gold;
My soul1 was enraptured by the
thought of the Giver
Of all this glory untold.
As I gazed on that shining river
With eyes that looked from my soul,
The sight made my. very heart
As wonder upon wonder did unfold.
At last the silence was unbroken
By music I'd ne'er heard before,
And I saw that this was1 a token
To look on the opposite shore.
I heard swift wings near me, too,' '
"And a voice whispered softly, "Be
God's angel band before you;
i This the city of which you've been
In the midst my dear Saviour was
There were marks of the thorns on
On His hands I saw scars, as uplift
He said, "It is I, be not afraid."
One by one, they all took their
As the procession moved on in re
I saw hundreds of familiar faces,
That in days gone by I knew.
Then behold I saw there one other,
Her face to me brightest did seem;
My heart leaped with joy, 'twas my
Overcome, I awoke, 'twas a dream.
But dreams like this will come true
If you act well your part.'
For Jesus will give you a home with
If you'll rent Him a home in your
W. S. G. HEATH.
FOR SALE: Pecans at 40 cents
jer pound, delivered at my home.
Miss VIRGINIA ADDISON.
The annual meeting of the policy
lolders of the Abbeville-Greenwood
Mutual Insurance Association will be
leid in Greenwood on Tuesday, Jan
aary 4th, 1921.
J. R. BLAKE, Secretary.
Greenwood, S. C.,
Dec. 20, 1920.
Only One "BROMO QUININE"
ro get the genuine, call (or full name. LAX?
TI VE BROMO QUININE. Look (or Signatare o'
E. W. GROVE. Cur? a Coldln One Day." Stopi
cough and headache, ?nd works oft cold. 25c
A Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
To All Our Customers and Friends
* TAY the coming year bring them all health, happiness and pros
perity. Times just now may be tight, due to market conditions,
b. , pause and consider how our forefathers had to do with less after the
Civil War. All our money was worthless. Food and clothing had to be
purchased at prices higher than they have been during the war times just
past. Again we repeat
Be merry and happy on Christmas
day and forget your troubles for
that day, at any rate, and ruminate
on the fact that the birth of Jesus
Chrisi in the manger at Bethlehem
is the true reason of what you are
We wish to thank tour customers and Mends for their
patronage of the past, and trust that the coming year
will merit the trust placed in us in the past
Dont forget to be on hand Friday, 3 P. M.
As the numbers for the prizes will be drawn for then
If you hold three tickets you may win all three prizes-who
knows-it is possible. You lose nothing if you don't win,
as all our sales made now are bargains.
that HALF Price, ONE-THIRD Off and TWENTY Per Cent on every
thing in the house. Come and look us over when you have to make those
Christmas purchases. .
As a big help to those who owe us on account we will give them a discount of 3 per cent
on their account when paid in full between now and Jauuary 2, 1921.
The Corner Store