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American Legion Picnic on
The Edgefield Graded and High
Schools and Edgefield County Post
No. 30, American Legion will co
operate in giving a picnic and field
day event on Friday, April 8th. The
commanding general of Camp Jack
son has been asked to send a band
for the occasion. Two prominent
speakers will be present. The ladies
will provide a free picnic dinner.
While the local schools and the
Legion are promoting the affair it is
planned to make it county wide in its
scope and citizens of the county gen
erally are urged to attend and to
bring picnic baskets in order that all
might have plenty to eat. Ministers
throughout the county will be asked
to give publicity to the occasion and
the teachers of the county schools
will announce the date of the gather
ing in their respective schools. The
local post American Legion will dis
tribute circulars advertising /the
The white ex-service men of the
county will be special guests of the
occasion and all are urged to attend.
Edgefield Post No. 30 desires to en
roll every white ex-service man in the
county in the Legion and to that end
Captain Morris C. Lumpkin of Colum
bia, former Assistant Attorney Gen
eral and Mr. Henry E. Holley of Ai
ken, Executive Committeeman of the
Third Congressional District, Ameri
can Legion Department of South
Carolina, have been invited to deliver
addresses. Capt. Lumpkin is well
known in Edgefield as an excellent
orator, having spoken here on Memo- :
Tial Day in May 1920, and on Wash
ington's Birthday of last year. Mr. '
Holley is also a good speaker. These .
.speakers will explain to the ex-ser- :
vice men what the American Legion
is and what it stands for.
The County Post, American Le
gion desires to increase its member
ship so as to compete for a silver lov
ing cup which will be presented on
April 15th to the post in the state se- '
curing the largest per cent of in- 1
.crease in members. The annual dues 1
to the American Legion are three
?dollars, which includes a subscription ]
io the American Legion Weekly. >
Mrs. P. M. Feltham who is organiz- '
ing the Woman's Auxiliary of the Le- ''
gion in this county will have charge
of the dinner arrangements and all ^
ladies who will contribute baskets are ?'
asked to notify her. The Civic League
jof Edgefield will co-operate with Mrs. <
Feltham in the dinner arrangements. ]
At the meeting it is desired to en
roll as many ladies as possible in the ?
Womans Auxiliary. AU mothers, ?
wives, sisters and other relatives of <
.ex-service men are eligible for mem
bership. The annual dues are fifty
cents per year, twenty-five cents of
which is sent to National Headquart- ,
The tentative program calls for a
parade of ex-service men accompa
nied by band from the Court House
to the school grounds at noon. The
speaking will be held immediately
thereafter. Dinner will be served
about 1:30 p. m., and at 3:30 p. m.,
the athletic events will take place.
There will be seven or eight events ,
and first and second prizes will be ,
awarded in each event. The closing
.event will be a "battle royal" be
tween five or six colored soldiers
equipped with boxing gloves. Good '
prizes will be offered the prize fight- ;
ers as an inducement to entering
the contest. This event is sure to
provoke much merriment.
The business houses will be asked
to close between noon and 3 p. m.,
so as to enable all employees to at
tend the speaking and dinner.
Let all forget hard times and.at
tend the affair; there will be no ad
mittance fee and everything will be
free from the lemonade to the din
Watch the papers next week for
Honor Roll of Morgan School
First Grade-J. D. Hughey, Ansel
Eighth Grade-Jennie Bell Long,
Carrie Lou Long, William Corley,
Tenth Grade-Georgia Coleman,
First Grade-J. D'. Hughey, Ansel
Fifth Grade-Marion Winn.
Sixth Grade-Olive Coleman, Ju
Eighth Grade-Jennie Bell Long,
Ellen Culbreath, Carrie Lou Long,
Tenth Grade-Georgia Coleman.
All parties having cotton stored
with us are hereby notified that, be
ginning April 1, storage charges will
be reduced from 50 to 40 cents per
bale per month, due to the low price
Edgefield Warehouse Company.
From the County Agent.
To the Farmers of Edgefield County:
While I am not in the mercantile
business to make a living out of it,
and while I do not want to enter into
competition with any agents that may
be operating through this county, still
I know) that I am in a position to save
the farmers of the county some lit
tle money in cooperative buying of
such things as fruit trees, fertilizers
and seeds of various kinds. Right now
I am ordering velvet beans for some
of the farmers and am able to save
them a little money where the orders
are as large as ten bushel lots and
over; also, I can save any buyer of
fruit trees the middleman's profits;
and if you and your neighbors can
get together to order a car of fertil
izer on a cash basis, I can save you
something on this material.
Remember that I have nothing to
sell except Extension Agricultural
work, but if you are in need of vel
vet or soy beans do not order until
you see what I can get them to you
ADDISON B. CARWILE.
County Agri. Agent.
News From Sweetwater Com
We are glad to see this lovely
spring weather. The farmers have
taken advantage of the past two
weeks and have their land ready for !
planting. Some have already planted |
Mr. Roy Smith, who has been prin- i
cipal of Cooper school since the i
resignation of Miss Bertha Ferguson !
last December has given up the school i
and gone to his grocery establishment ?
in Augusta. We were sorry to have !
him go as we hoped he would bring,
his wife to live among us, at least j
until the school ter mclosed.
We are glad to have Mr. F. B. j
Barker, one of our neighbors, take >
his place, as he lives just one mile
from the school he can very easily
conduct his extensive farming inter
ests and also attend to his school du
We are glad that Miss Helen Gard
ner is able to come back to school and j
ilso glad to report little Thomas
Stevens and his sister, little Louise,
Mr. and Mrs. Sam M. Cooper of|
Ninety Six visited Mrs. H. F. Cooper
ind family last week-end.
We are sorry to hear of the illness
jf Miss Mattie Shaw, but glad to
snow she is better.
We are sorry William Boone is I
sick and hope he will soon be able fr j i
sick and hope he will soon be able to j 1
:ome back to school.
\re we drifting back to ye olden day
To the ancient of long ago,
When they had no clothes to patch
knd had no washerwoman to pay?
I used to have money jingling
In my pockets everywhere,
But now its gone awingling,
It flew away unaware.
Will we go back at no distant day,
Will the time soon come again,
When for a bath they stood in the
A.nd had no water rent to pay?
Shall we drift back again to the day,
When there'll be no one who cares
If we go barefoot up to the ears,
And there's no shoemaker to pay?
If we should go back to that day,
Why we'd just live in the woods,
With a big pile of leaves for our
And we'd have no landlord to pay.
If we'd drift back to the ancient day
And do away with our garments,
Just live on such things as roots and
We'd have no merchant to pay.
And best of all, should we go back to
We'd cut out the government graft,
Each and every one his own laws
And we'd have no taxes to pay.
If we'd go back it will be our hap
For goodness knows now things are
We, by depending on treacherous
Now have the devil to pay.
W. S. G. HEATH.
She States It Mildly.
While suffering with a severe at
tack of the grip and threatened with
pneumonia, Mrs. Annie H. Cooley,
of Middlefield, Conn., began using
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
was very much benefitted by its use.
The pains in the chest soon disappear
ed, the cough became loose, expecto
ration easy and in a short time she
was as well as ever. Mrs. Cooley says
she cannot speak too highly in praise
'of this remedy.
CHESS COMES EASY TO HIM
Youthful Prodigy Declares There Is
Nothing Wonderful About His
Mastership of Game.
Chess is the easiest game in the
world to me. During the long dull
days of the war my father used to
play all the time with his friends. At
first I did not understand what the
chessmen were for, and wondered
why father would sit for hours and
gaze at the board with Its funny-look
ing pieces. One day when I did not
want to go out and play I watched
him play his game. I became inter
ested. I bothered my father so with
questions that he chased me out of the
game as soon as he was through
with his friend. I waited eagerly for
him to get through. He played a
practice game with me, and I under
stood every move after that. The
next game we played, I beat my father,
who is a very good chess player.
There is nothing wonderful about my
way of playing the game. My secre
tary, Mr. Azenberg, says that it
comes from reincarnation. A baby
Is born with good brains, and they ex
plain it that way. They say that his
ancestors or some spirits have given
this power to bim because so much
ability in one person must have taken
a long time to develop. When I play
chess I can plan my moves six or sev
en moves ahead, and most players
can only go three moves ahead of the
game. I can't help it at all. I was
born that way. I like to play with
poor players. At West Point, where
I beat 19 games and drew one, there
were only niue good players ; the oth
ers had no business trying to play
me at all.
I have played lots of fine players in
chess. During the war I beat the
German governor at Warsaw, and he
was an old man and a fine player.
Then I drew a game with Itubensteln,
the Russian champion, and also drew
with Griffin in a blindfolded game in
England. I have not played Lasker
yet, but one of the 21 I beat in Paris
says he drew a game with Lasker, and
another said he beat Capablanca. In
America, my hardest game so far has
been with Colonel Fiebeger, sixty-two
years old, at West Point.-Samuel
Rzeszewski in Leslie's.
SEE SUICIDE NATIONAL PERIL
Influential Japanese Newspapers Exalt
Christian Idea as to the Sacred
ness of Life.
Suicide, which has always been
prevalent in Japan, is, according to
the Japanese press, even more rife
than ever since the financial crisis in
the Land of the Rising Sun, says the
Literary Digest In a recent Issue. The
Osaka Mainichi, which sees peril to
the nation In the prevalence of self
slaughter, acknowledges the excel
lences of the Christian view that sui
cide, instead of being merely an apol
ogy for failure, ls a crime. Many sui
cides In Japan are due to the fact that
the Japanese have "less attachment
to life than foreigners," and also to
the traditions of feudal times when
they belittled life.
The Osaka Mainichi says further:
.'Death-much more suicide-means
evasion of responsibly . . . and
the notion that those who commit sui
cide have the keenest sense of respon
sibility is wrong. Suicide is the em
bodiment of egoism and Irresponsibili
ty. One of the strong points of the
Christian people is their conviction
that to kill one's self Is as criminal
as to kill others."
Remarkable Photographic Feat.
Conspicuous among a number of re
markable scenes In a three-reel mo
tion-picture film recently taken of an
Ohio steel mill In operation, is one
that actually snows the bolling of
molten metal In an open-hearth fur
nace heated to 3,000 degrees Fahren
heit. The photographic feat of suc
cessfully registering this action in de
tail on the film ls particularly inter
esting, because the subject ls one that
a human eye cnn not gaze upon un
protected, says Popular Mechanics
Magazine. Furthermore, the extreme
heat of the furnace cast some doubt
on the safety of the camera, with its
charge of celluloid ribbon, and while
the exposure was made, two men stood
ready to hurl the operator to a cooler
place If anything happened.
Potato Flour Mixed With Wheat
A fifty-fifty mixture of wheat flour
from the United States and potato
flour of domestic make has been or
dered by the Netherlands government
for Its people with the hope of keeping
down the price of bread. Unless some
thing ls done to keep down the price
of Imported wheat it win soon be ont
of the reach of the populace, says the
Chicago Journal. Potato starch was
used a great deal during the war for
the purpose of piecing out the wheat
flour supply, and it was not generally
acceptable to the people, but potato
flour will not be open to the same
criticism, and lt is anticipated will
prove more palatable.
No Respecter of Persons.
Law enforcement ls.no respecter of
persons, as a young woman stenog
rapher In the office of Charles J. Or
blson, federal prohibition director, can
This young woman ordered some
wine of pepsin from her druggist. The
druggist considered the order and her
record on previous orders. "Young
woman," he said, "I cannot sell you
any wine or pepsin. You are using too
much. We are under strict orders
from the prohibition director to watch
carefully our sales on wine of pep
We are showing a snappier and more
up-to-date line in Misses' and Ladies' Hats than
ever before. We have several hundred hats on dis
play. Visit our millinery department and you will
find the very hat you are looking for Easter. New
shapes arriving almost daily.
Dresses, Coat Suits and Coats
Extra Specials for Saturday
New dresses in Crepe de
Chine and Taffeta.
Prices up# ?>A Q Qf\
to $40 at q>l?.?U
New Coat Suits in French
Serge and Tricotine.
Prices up (PAO QA
to $40 at $10.yU
News From Cleora.
The farmers of this section are- at
ea as to how and what to plantthis
ear. They are fully decided on one
hing, to plant less cotton and use
?SS fertilizer than they have for sev
rai years. The white farmers around
ere have bought very little? provi
ions in the last few years and will
iake a bigger effort to make a pro
ision crop than ever. Some have
lowed most of their land for their
rop, while others have just com
menced to plow.
Miss Lottie Corley gave a sociable
ist week for the young folks. All
pent a very pleasant evening.
Miss Emma Ligon went to her
lome at Bradley to spend the week
nd, and was accampanied by Miss
Mr. A. B. Holmes is spending some
ime on his farm.
Since M?. Edmunds has taken
harge as supervisor, he has appoint
d overseers on the roads and those
tho preferred to work out their road
axes have worked the bad places in
iur roads and put them in fairly good
This is the first time in many years
here has been no fertilizer hauled
1?re and it is the 21st of March.
Farmers Can Borrow
The Federal Loan Act has been
leclared constitutional. The Federal
l.and Bank at Columbia will begin
)usiness soon. We have been author
zed \by the secretary of the local as
sociation to take applications from
'armers for loans on real estate. All
'armers who wish to borrow money
:an procure application blanks at our
jffice. Avail yourself at once of this
N. G. EVANS.
C. T. BURNETT.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
like Castor Oil?
then why make them
take it? Why cling to
the old idea that a medi
cine must be unpleasant
in order to be good?
TASTE LIKE CANDY
ACT LIKE MAGIC
The best authorities say
that their main ingre
dient "accelerates the
peristalsis in the same
way as castor oil.'0
Good for children and
adults. Get a box at
your drug store?
Lever and Thompson Barred Rocks
best layers and brooders. Coop of
4 hens and 1 cockerel for S5.00.
Mrs. P. N. LOTT.
that we have a large and well assor
PIPE, VALVES, FITTINGS, IROI
and HANGERS, BOLTS, NUTS a
you may need in the way of machir
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The officers are : / Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, * President, Columbia, S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secretary
and Treasurer, Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Dodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
.:. january 1, 1921.
ted stock of afrkinds of BELTING,
STEEL, SHAFTING, PULLEYS
ind WASHERS, and ?nything else
?ery supplies at pr?sent low prices.
Columbia, S. C.