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Letters From Edinburgh,
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were sore. The gates to the wall are
called "bars," and there is a fasci
nation in walking through "Monk's
Bar" or "Bothan? Bar" and imagine
all the perils in the old days that
made them necessary. The city with
in the walls is equally as interesting.
There are streets called "shambles"
which are so narrow that the build
ings on either side seem to bend to
the centre and almost touch. I do not
know when they were built, "but if
you asked me, I should say "before
the flood." Everything looks ante
.quated and out of date-the people
as well as the streets. Of course the
principal attraction here is the 'Cathe
dral which* is said to be the largest
in the world, but I must take this
statement with a pinch of salt. How
ever, too much can not be said of the
"beauty and grandeur of this building.
It is pure Gothic and was seven hun
dred years under construction, being
completed in the fourteenth century.
You can imagine the veneration and
pride with which this old Cathedral
is regarded by the natives, and every
thing possible is done to preserve and
guard it as it stands. I had a fine view
.of it from the top of the Roman
"Wall and I wish I could send you a
picture of it as it lay before my eyes,
with its well kept grass plots and
.well trimmed shrubbery, softening
and toning down the classic severity
of the architecture.
I do not remember mentionnig it,
but the cooking in England is very
poor, and they seem to live harder
than any people I ever saw. I often
think of that lunch Cleora gaye me
when I left Edgefield and I believe if
I should suddenly see that much
fried chicken I should die of heart
failure from the shock of joy. But
ter is never served except for break
fast, and coffee is served with boiled
milk. I believe it would create a pan
ic if you asked for cream. We have
just had our first meal in . Scotland
and have found it so superior to any
thing we have had since we landed,
thatl believe we would be able to
get out of the under-nourished class
if we stayed here long.
The next impression is the women.
They seem not only extremely poor
ly dressed but actually untidy. Their
2iair looks bushy and they adore loose
looking blouses, lacking that, smart
ness you see ni New York girls. Even
our Edgefield girls could lay any of
.them in the shade. ?? -
I can not write anymore tonight.
Don't fail to write me in Paris.
I love you all and God bless you for
Royal British Hotel,
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My dear Mother:
I wish it were possible for me to
write up this trip for you as it should
be done, but when night comes on
all my strength and time have been
been consumed, so I never hope to do
it justice. There is so much that is
new and interesting, that it will take
.years to mentally digest it.
We got in so late last night that
with darkness and rain we could see
nothing, so this beautiful city was a
happy surprise when I waked this
morning. It is built on seven hills
and reminds me, in a way of Ashe
ville, on a much grander scale. It
has a population of over 500,000, and
a lady here told me it was considered
one of the most beautiful cities in
the world. She was a Scotch l?dy,
"however, so you can accept this infor
mation as I did-with reservation.
Everything looks so much more
modern and up-to-date after London.
The streets look broad and clean, the
"buildings fresh and new and even
the people are not only better looking
but dress better. I don't think I have
ever seen more misery than in the
streets of London, and I am glad to
nd it does not seem to exist here.
There are no parades of the unem
ployed, and so far I have seen none
of those repulsive looking beggars
w"hich prey upon your pocket book or
your conscience every minute you are
.on the streets of London. I have seen
there a crowd lined up before a thea
tre office, being worked by six beg
gars at once. And the trouble is, there
is so much Bolshevism mixed in with
.real suffering and need, that it is a
hard matter to decide which are the
The hotels here are so different
from those at home. None of them
are heated much, and what little heat
yog do get, comes from an open fire.
You seldom find running water in the
bed rooms, just a bowl and pitcher,
but what they lack in conveniences
they make up in servants. I can well
understand now why Americans have
such a reputation for bad manners,
.since the people here in every class
have the most beautiful manners I
ever saw. Even the maid who comes
to our rooms every morning with a
pitcher of hot water, is all courtesy,
and politeness. At night our shoes are
put outside of the door and we find
them cleaned and ready for use next
morning. When bed time comes the'
beautifully clean sheets are folded
back and a hot water bottle is put in
side to keep the feet warm. It all
seems so much work and trouble
where a few modern conveniences
would answer so much better. But
these are a conservative people and
their point of view would be hard to
We spent most of the day in see
ing Edinburgh and Holyrood Castles.
Castles and Cathedrals have been our
specialty for the past few days, and
while there is a certain sameness af
ter you've seen many, the surround
ings and location of both these give
them a unique advantage. We also
visited St. Giles Cathedral and John
Knox's tomb, then took a peep at the
courts where we stared with gaping
mouths at the judges and lawyers all
dressed in gowns and white wigs. I
can't see why they must be freaks
to be officials.
We met a manufacturer from Man
chester last night, and I asked him
if he could give me any information
about cotton. He said there was no
demand for cotton anywhere in the
world. China is not buying, and none
of the markets for England's big
out put, so the goods are piling up in
mills. Hence, they were buying no
cotton. He said this was the situation
in all manufacturies and if something
was not done soon, some of these in
dustries were bound to "go West."
I hear a good deal about Ireland
here and the sentiment is strong
against her. Some say England would
[settle with Ireland if it were not for
I fear of America. Lloyd-George also
comes in for a large share of abuse.
He, like Wilson, seems to have lost
his popularity since the war.
Well, enough this* time. I find it
hard to write in here as my attention
is divided between the conversation
going on iiear me and this letter. I
am afraid I might miss something.
With lots of love to all the home
folks. j, . 1 . I r .
?. ~,? GRACE.
SEARCH SOUTH CAI
Edgefield Comity's Most Atti
$ Woman Sent to Coli
Social Gayety Mai
Who will represnt Edgefield coun
ty in the contest for queen of Palma
festa (Palmetto State Festival) to
be held in the capital city March 27
to April 2? By means of a popular
voting contest through local newspa
pers during the next four weeks, can
didates will, be chosen from every
county in South Carolina who will
go to Columbia as the guests of the
Palmafesta Association, which organ
ization will defray all expenses, in
cluding railroad transportation, hotel
bills and entertainment. The young
women will be chaperoned by promi
nent Columbia society folks and will
feature in a week of entertainment
and social gayety which promises to
rival the famous New Orleans Mardi
Gras. During the week an election
will be held in Columbiato determine
tiie most attractive and popular
young woman from among the dele
gates assembled from the various
counties. The winner of this contest
will be proclaimed Queen or Palma
festa, and will be awarded a grand
prize consisting of a complete Spring
trousseau of the finest apparel ob
tainable. One of the leading moving
picture companies will film the queen
and her entire court and this special
ly selected galaxy of South Carolina
beauties will be sent far and wide
via the movie screen to advertise the
Palmafesta is to be an annual
Spring event, held in the capital city
for the entertainment of ail the peo
Queen of ?
My*choice for Queen of Palmaf?
This coupon good for one vote. A Ye
this Newspaper counts 100 Votes.
What Ex-Presidents Do.
Considerable speculation is being
indulged in as to the future activi
ties of President .Wilson. It is the un
derstanding that Mr. Wilson will con
tinue to reside in Washington af*ter
he retires from the presidency next
March, but so far there has been no
intimation as to his plans for future
work. It is reported as more than
likely that he will devote himself to
writing, and from his pen the nation
may expect some notable contribu
tions to the history of the times in
which so few statesmen have played
so prominent a part as he.
Only one president has returned to
public life after he quitted his office.
John Quincy Adams, retiring from
the presidency in 1820, returned to
Washington two years later as a
member of the house of representa
tives, at, the age of sixty-four.
Friends feared this step would dim
the lustre of his great fame, but his
service in congress only added to his
The chief occupations of the presi
dents after they quit office have been
George Washington, upon retiring
from the presidency, engaged in farm
John Adams devoted himself chief
ly to the writing of history.
Thomas Jefferson gave his chief at
tention to the foundation of the Uni
versity of Virginia.
James Madison lived a strictly re
tired life after quitting the presiden
James Monroe became identified
with the University of Virginia, and
for a time held office as a local mag
John Quincy Adams, as already
stated, returned to congress, and re
mained there until his death, in 1848.
Andrew Jackson went into retire
Martin Van Buren spent much time
in travel and took an active part in
William Henry Harrison died in j
John Tyler cast his lot with the
Confederate cause, sitting in the Vir
ginia Secession convention.
James K. Polk returned to his home
in'Tennessee and died within a short
Zachary Taylor died while in office.
?N OF FALMAFESTA
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[.active and Popular Young
umbia for Week of
'Ch 27 to April 2.
pie of South Carolina. It will be a
week of many and varied attractions,
including the State-wide automobile
show exhibiting the late models of
cars, trucks and tractors; the spring
style show, featuring the latest cre
ations from the realm'of fashion by
professional models to be imported
from New York for the occasion;
daily band concerts by one of Ameri
ca's premier musical organizations;
floral, trades, automobile and baby
parades; fetes, dances, social events
and special attractions at all thea
tres, with nightly exhibits of fire
works in which will be featured
specially designed set pieces depict
ing important events in South Caro
lina history. The auto show, stlye
show and fireworks display will be
staged at the State Fair Grounds.
In order to secure the most popular
young woman in Edgefield county
as candidate for Queen of Palmafes
ta, there is printed below a popular
ity voting coupon which is to be filled
out and mailed as per instructions
contained therein. Voting coupons
will be printed in each issue' of this
newspaper up to and including the
issue of March 12th, at which time
the votes will be counted and an
nouncemnt of the winner made.
There will be no restriction upon the
number of each person may cast.
Every coupon clipped from this news
paper is good for one vote, and a
yearly, paid in advance subscription
will count 100 votes.
arly Paid-in-Advance Subscription to
THE QUALITY SHOP
WE take this means of announcing to the ladies of Edgefield, both town and
county, that we have opened an up-to-date line of MILLINERY and
Ladies' READY-TO-WEAR goods in the Annex to The Corner Store. We
have just returned from market, where we purchased a large assortment of the
latest and most stylish spring apparel for women. We haye no old goods,
nothing that was carried over. Our goods are not only brand new, but they
were bought low in price, atter everything has declined.
We are receiving new shipments by express every day, and invite the ladies
to give us a call. Our long experience in millinery and ladies' ready-to-wear
goods will enable us to supply the ladies of Edgefield with just what they want.
In order to sell at rock-bottom prices we will adopt the cash plan of con
ducting our business. No goods will be charged to anybody, which will enable
us to buy for cash and sell cheaper.
We Invite the Ladies to Come in and Inspect
Our New Goods
THE QUALITY SHOP
Miss Kate Samuel and Miss Ruth Lyon
TURNER'S AIM IM EX, TO THE REAR OF TH IE CORNER STORE
Millard Filmore made two trips to
Europe and devoted- much time to
Franklin Pierce spent several years
in travel abroad and then went into
James Buchanan, returning to his
home in Pennsylvania, lived in retire
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated
Andrew Jackson engaged in poli
Ulysses S. Grant made a world
tour, engaged in banking, and wrote
Rutherford B. Hayes became iden
tified with educational and charitable
James A. Garfield engaged in the
practice of law. . e; -. r
Chester A. Arthur engaged in the
prrctice of ?aw.
grover Cleveland be?ame identified
We have beer
brands of comm
the farmers of
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to live up to it.
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with Princeton University.
Benjamin Harrison devoted himself
to writing and delivering an occasion
al lecture on law.
William McKinley was assassinated
Theodore Roosevelt made trips to
the interior of Africa and to South
America, became an editor and final
ly a candidate for the presidency.
William H. Taft became identified
with Yale University, delivered lec
tures and wrote for the press.
News and Courier.
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When your liver and bowels be
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liver and cause a gentle movement
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Tribute to George Washington
Father of his country in truth and
A patriot and soldier in time of need;
No human tongue can adequately
Nor to his memory can worthy mon
ument he raised.
His name will be sacred in the home?
of this land
As long as God's mercy permits it to
Though many have passed the way
None have surpassed our Washing
ton. " :.;
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