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President Harding's Inaugura
Washington, March 4.-Presider
Harding in his inaugural addres
My Countrymen: When one sui
? ,veys the world about him after th
great storm, noting the marks of de
struction and yet rejoicing in the rug
gedness of the things which withstoo
it, if he is an American, he breathe
the clarified atmosphere with
strange mingling of regret and nei
hope. We have seen world passio
spend its fury, but we contempl?t
our republic unshaken and. hold ou
civilization secure. Liberty-libert
within the law-and civilization ar
inseparable, and though both wer
threatened we find them now secure
and there comes to Americans th
profojtmd assurance that our repre
sentative government is the highes
^expression and surest guaranty o
Standing in this presence, :,mindfu
of the solemnity of this occasion, feel
ing the emotions which no one ma;
know until he senses the great weigh
of responsibility for himself, I mus
utter my belief in the divine inspira
tion of the founding fathers. Surel]
there must have been God's inten
in the making of this new world re
public. Ours is the organic law whicl
had but one ambiguity, and we sav
that effaced in baptism of sacrifice
and blood, with union maintained, th?
nation supreme and its concord in
spiring. We have seen the world rivel
its hopeful gaze on the great truths
on which the founders wrought. Wi
have seen civil, human and .religious
liberty verified and glorified. In th?
beginning the old world scoffed al
our experiment, today our founda
tions of political and social belief
stand unshaken, a precious inheri
tance to ourselves, an inspiring ex
ample of freedom and civilization to
all mankind. Let us express renewed
and strengthened devotion, in great
ful reverence for the immortal begin
ning, and utter our confidence in the
Progress Proves Wisdom.
The recorded progress of our re
public, materially and spiritually, in
itself proves the wisdom of the in
herited, policy of non-involvement in
old world affairs. Confident of our
ability to work out our own destiny
and jealously guarding our right to
do so, we seek no part in directing
the destinies of the old world. We do
not mean to be entangled. We will ac
cept no responsibility except as our
own conscience and judgment in each
instance may determine.
Our eyes never will be blind to a
developing menace, our ears never
deaf to the call of civilization. We
recognize the new order in the world,
with the closer contacts which prog
ress has wrought. We sense the call
of the human heart for fellowship,
fraternity and cooperation. We crave
friendship and harbor no hate. But
America, our America, the America
builded on the foundation lend by the
inspired fathers, can be a party to no
permanent military alliance. It can
enter into no political commitments,
nor assume any economic obligations
or subject decisions to any other
than our own authority.
I am sure our own people will not
misunderstand nor the world miscon
strue; we have no thought to impede
the paths to closer relationship. We
want to do our part in making of
fensive warfare so hateful that gov
ernments and peoples who resort to it
must prove the righteousness of their
cause or stand as outlaws before the
bar of civilization.
Association for Counsel.
We are ready to associate our
selves with the nations of the world,
great and small, for conference, for
.counsel, to seek the expressed views
of world opinion, to recommend a
j way to approximate disarmament and
relieve the crushing burdens of mili
tary and naval establishments. We
elect to participate in suggesting
plans for mediation, conciliation and
arbitration, and would gladly join in
that expressed conscience of progress
which seeks to clarify and write the
laws of international relationship and
establish a world court for the dispo
sition of such justifiable questions as
nations are agreed to submit thereto.
In expressing aspirations, in seeking
practical plans, in translating human
ity's new concept of righteousness,
justice and its hatred of war into
recommended action, we are ready
most heartily to unite, but every
commitment must be made in the ex
ercise of our national sovereignty.
Since freedom impelled, and inde
pendence inspired and nationality ex
alted, a world super-government is
contrary to everything we cherish
and can have no sanction by our re
public. This is not selfishness. It is
sanctity. It is not aloofness. It is
security. It is not suspicion of others.
It is patriotic adherance to the things
. which made us what we are.
Today, better than ever before, we
know the aspirations of humannkind
and share them. We have come to a
new realization of our place in the
world and a new appraisal of our
nation by the world. The unselfish
ness of these United States is a thing
proven, pur devotion to peace for
ourselves and for the world is well'
established, our concern for preserv
ed civilization has had its impassioned
and heroic expression. There was no
American failure to resist the at
tempted reversion of civilization,
there will be no failure today or to
Rests on Popular Will.
The success of our popular govern
ment rests wholly upon the correct
interpretation of the deliberate, in
telligent, dependable popular will of
America. In deliberate questioning of
a suggested change of national pol
ity, where internationality was to
supercede nationality, we turned to a
referendum to the American people.
There was ample discussion and there
is a public mandate in manifest un
America is ready to encourage,
eager to initiate, anxious to partici
pate in any seemly program likely to
lessen the probability of war and pro
mote that brotherhood of mankind
which must be God's highest concep
tion of human relationship. Because
we cherish ideals of justice and peace,
because we appraise international
comity and helpful relationship no'
less highly than any people of the
world, we aspire to a high place in
the moral leadership of civilization
and we hold a maintained America,
the proven republic, .the unshaken
temple of representative democracy,
to be not only an inspiration and ex
ample, but the highest agency of
strengthening good will and promot
ing accord on both continents.
Mankind needs a worldwide bene
diction of understanding. It is needed
among individuals, among peoples,
among governments, and it will inau
gurate an era of good feling to mark
the birth of a new order. In such un
derstanding men will strive confident
ly for the promotion of their better
relationships and nations will pro
mote the comities so essential to
Trade Ties Bind Closely.
We must understand that ties of
trade bind nations in closest intimacy
and none may receive except as he
given. We have not strengthened
ours in accordance with our resources
or our genius, notably on our own
continent, where a galaxy of repub
lics reflect the glory of new world
democracy, but in the new order of
finance and trade we mean to pro
mote enlarged activities and seek ex
Perhaps we can make no more
helpful contribution by example than
prove a republic's capacity to emerge
from the wreckage of war. While
the world's embittered travail did not
leave us devastated lands nor deso
lated cities, left no gaping wounds,
no breast with hate, it did involve
us in the delirium of expenditure, in
expanded currency and credits, in
unbalanced industry, in unspeakable
waste and disturbed relationships.
While it uncovered our portion of
hateful selfishness at home, it also re
vealed the heart of America as sound
and fearless, and beating in confi
Amid it all we have riveted the
Ejaze of all civilization to the unself
ishness and the righteousness of rep
resentative democracy, where our
freedom never has made offensive
warfare, never has sought territorial
aggrandizement through force, never
has turned to the arbitrament of
arms until reason had been exhaust
ed. When the gov?rnments of earth
shall have established a freedom like
our own and shall have sanctioned
thc pursuit of peace as we have prac
ticed it, I helieve the last sorrow and
the final sacrifice of international
warfare will have been written.
The Supreme Task.
Our supreme task is the resump
tion of our onward normal way. Re
construction, readjustment, restora
tion-all these must follow. I would
like to have them. If it will lighten
the spirit and add to the resolution
with which we take up the task, let
me repeat for our nation, we shall
give no people just cause to make
war upon us. We hold no national
prejudices, we entertain no spirit of
revenge, we do not hate, we do not
covet, we dream of no conquest, nor
boast of armed progress.
If, despite this attitude, war is
again forced upon us I earnestly
hope a way may be found which will
unify our individual and collective
strength and consecrate all America,
materially and -spiritually body and
soul, to national defense. I can vision
the ideal republic where every man
and woman is called under the flag
for assignment to duty, for what
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g By VIRGINIA BAKER.
(?. 1920. by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
They were jost at that stage in the
affair when other people were say
ing: "When do you suppose they'll
announce it?" and they were saying to
each other all sorts of sweet unrepeat
But, between you and rae, what he
said was really quite conservative, for
he was Scotch. Added to this native
clrcumspectness was an undemonstra-;
tlveness fostered by a mother who
came from old New England stock. Sq,
because he Inherited e conscience and
old-fashioned ideas, one of the .tilings
he had to whisper to his girl was :
"Philbie, dear, I wish you wouldn't
put so much of that red stuff on your
Hps and cheeks. You really don't need
lt, you know."
This was Just a mild protest But,
as Philbie had no Scotch or Puritan
blood in her veins, rather quite a spir
ited mixture of Irish and French, she
replied with a mischievous toss ??Tier
bobbed brown curls: "How do you
know? Do you know If you've ever
seen me without lt?"
"Well, really now, as you put It that
way, I couldn't exactly say." Angus
sidled down, rather embarrassed, be
cause he had only seen Philbie 12. and
a half times. The half was when he
had first met her"-in the paint and
varnish department of the Armstrong
Hardware company, whe?e Angus was
clerk. Philbie had given him quite a
large order for white and greenland
black and red paint She and her
mother were fixing up the little house
the*- *iad bought with part of dear
papa's insurance money. They had
never had a real home before because
they had traveled around with papa,
who had been an animal trainer with
Buys Sinko circus.
It was this environment which was
responsible for Philberta's pernicious
practice of rouging.
Then, as lovers always do at least
once, they quarreled. He even went
so far as to say that he didn't want
to kiss her any more il' she smeared
that stuft* on, because his lips never
touched hers-they Just tasted that
At. first Philbie was furious. ! "I
guess you'll never get the chanco
again, after that" she flung at him.
Angus took his cue and his hat )
But the animal training Instinct, which
she had inherited from her father,
made Philbie stop him when his hand
was on the knob of the screen door.
"Angus," she said, "I won't put lt
on any more." And she meant lt, bet
cause she saw the truth ?14 his^irutal
speech. She wanted/ hlxa^o k$s
now, quick"*! 7
He turned and saw her there .rub
bing furiously at . her lips with a' bit
of a handkerchief. But because he
was Scotch he did not gather her In
his arms and cover the red oh' the
handkerchief as well as her Hps with
penitent kisses, as a movie lover would
have done. Oh, no. Becase he was
Scotch, he said: "You will promise
me, Philberta. never to use or have
in your possession again this disgust
ing red ointment."
Philbie meekly promised, "Yes," be
cause Just then he kissed her.
Philbie was very busy finishing the I
dressing up of the little house, be
cause, on the afternoon of a certain r
red letter day, ten of her best girl
friends were coming to a tea party.
And then one day, a week before c
the date set for the party. Angus *
called in the morning when Philbie "v
was not expecting him. His call was c
very Informal. j
He almost had her In hls'arms, and s
bent down-but he did not kiss her.
He had seen her face. There was a
red blotch on each cheek.
He stared at her so long that Phil- c
ble asked In a troubled voice: "So t
early in the morning! What do you t
"Nothing, now." Angus cut off the r
words with cold finality. Then, as (an
after-regret, and with deep reproach
in his voice: "You said you wouldn't
put lt on again !"
"What?" asked Philberta. And be
cause she looked at the can in front j
of her, she put both hands to her
cheeks. Thereupon she began to laugh
an ever increasing crescendo of gur
gles and trills. Finally, she struck her
already slightly discolored finger into 1
the can before her, and with it she
touched each of Angus' cheeks.
That outraged gentleman had stood
in motionless amazement at her
mirth, but now he cautiously put up
one of his own fingers to his cheek.
It felt wet and rather sticky. He
looked at his finger, smelled of the
red smooch, and then he, too, began (
to laugh. When a Scotchman finally
does see a Joke on himself, he can
"What the deuce were you doing, *
anyway?" Angus asked. (?
"Oh, just trying to paint up those c
two old card tables to look oriental, a
like some lacquered ones I saw In 5
town. Won't the girls think they're
sporty when they see them on the
veranda next Thursday?"
"George! What a capable little wife J
you're going to make!" and Angus
laughed some more.
The laugh did not last as long as lt,
might have; it was very soon smoth
ered against a daub of red on an other
wise smooth, pink cheek. Yes, An
gus not only kissed the paint on Phil
berta's cheek, but he himself trans
ferred some of lt to the place where i
be had said lt was most especially
The State of South ' Carolina,
County of Eogen^M.
[n the Court of Common Pleas.
The Farmers Bank of Edgefield, S.
C., Plaintiff, Against Corrie E. Ow
dom, T. A. Owdom, The Wolf Bros.
Shoe Company, Leon Michael and
Company, Ohio Pottery and Glass
Company, W. A. Brown Tobacco
Company and Fuller - Johnston
Manufacturing Company, Defend
(Copy Summons for Relief. Com
To the Defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and re
mired to answer the Complaint in
bis action, of which a copy is here
vith served upon you, and to serve a
:opy of your answer to the said Com
jlaint on the subscriber at his office
it Edgefield Court House ,South Car
dina, within twenty (20) days after
he service hereof, exclusive of the
lay of such service; and if you fail
o answer the Complaint within the
ime aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this
iction will apply to the Court for the
elief demanded in the Complaint.
EDWIN H. FOLK,
Edgefield, S. C.,
Dated February 21st, A. D., 1921.
W. B. Cogburn, (Off. Seal.)
Clerk C. C. P., E. C., S. C.
Po the Defendants, The Wolf Bros.
Shoe Company, Leon Michael and
Company, Ohio Pottery and Glass
Company, W. A. Brown Tobacco
Company, and Fuller-Johnston
Manufacturing Company, above
TAKE NOTICE that the original
Complaint in this action, together
irith the original Summons, of which
he foregoing is a copy, was filed in
he office of the Clerk of Court of
Common Pleas in and for the County
if Edgefield, State of South Carolina,
it Edgefield, South Carolina on the
?3rd day of February, A. D., 1921.
EDWIN H. FOLK,
W. B. Cogburn (Off. Seal.)
Clerk C. C. P., E. C., S. C.
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