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""Thank God, I Am An Ameri
can and Live in the United
We of the United States, do we ac
tually realize how fortunate'we are?
Nowhere else on earth are people as
"blessed as are those in this country
with the things that make for human
comfort and contentment. We live
under a form of Government which
through the years has proven the
t "best immeasurable material riches;
our soil and climate bring forth crops
in abundance; our towns and cities
are* orderly and sanitary, with well
lit streets, shady parks and flourish
ing shops; our homes are modern,
containing comforts and conveni-j
enees which we have long taken fori
granted; and our food, fuel andi
transportation resources are not j
equalled by any other country in the I
Compare these mighty blessings
we enjoy-yet fret ' and fuss about
like a spoiled child---with what peo-1
pies of other lands are enduring.
Think of the starving millions of the J
East, and of Russia's desolation and
ruin. Think of the incomprehensible
poverty, wretchedness and disease I
prevalent in the Old World. Think
of the lawlessness, murder and pill
age, the offspring of unstable gov
ernments, and wars which feed on
petty racial jealousies and age-long
hatreds. Think of the utter devasta
tion of Petrograd, with its chaos,
streets fallen in, destroying drains;
roads torn up, stores abandoned and
buildings wrecked and in decay, trans
portaci?n facilities all but destroyed,
food and fuel almost unobtainable,
and with its remaining half a million
population out of a total of 2,000,-J
OOO before 1914 facing want, misery,
disease and death.
Such' is the picture of conditions
not alone in Petrograd and Russia, I
but duplicated in many respects in
Austria and Hungary, and even
found in many places in other Eu
ropean countries. These are unde
niable facts reported by men of in
tegrity who have visited those blight
ed areas. We are not dealing with
the cause of such conditions, or at
tempting to suggest a remedy; but
what we would impress upon the
- people who live in the United States
is that they are living in the best
place on God's green earth.
Let us feel a keener and deeper
love for our country, its laws and cus
toms, which have enabled us in the
past to so broadly enjoy its manifold
blessings and become the outstanding
nation of the world in every line of
Well may every man, woman and
child whose home is here reverently,
.devoutly,- exultantly declare with
each dawning of a new day. ':Thank
God, I am an American and live in
the United States !"
Christian Education Movement
N?shville, Tenn., May 16.-The
Southern Methodist Church is short
2,000 preachers and is calling for
hundreds of volunteers to become
missionaries and trained church
workers in order that the needs of
the local church and the mission fields
may be supplied, it is announced by
the Christian education movement of
the,- Methodist Episcopal Church,
In addition to the shortage of min
isters and missionaries, it is s^id that
the educational institutions of the
church are badly crippled on account
of the insufficient funds to make ne
cessary improvements in buildings
and equipment and to assist worthy
students to obtain educational ad
Leaders here say that it is in or
der to meet this situation that the
Christian education movement was
organized. This movement has the
right of way throughout the church
over all other causes. For the past
year a program of cultivation and
education has been in progress. Lead
ing men in both church and state
have devoted much time to speaking
in hehalf of the movement, and local
church men have kept the cause ac
tively before the people in their com
The climax of a Christian educa
tion movement will be reached May
29-June 5 when a simultaneous drive
for funds will be made throughout
the church. The amount sought is
$33,000,000. It is said that this
amount will put'the 91 schools and
colleges on a permanent foundation
and will provide a million-dollar aid
fund to assist worthy students who
wish to enter the ministry and other
forms of Christian service.
Now Is the Time to Get Rid of Your
If you are troubled with chronic
or muscular rheumatism buy a bottle
of Chamberlain's Liniment and mas
sage the affected parts twice a day
with it. You are certain to be very
much benefitted by it if not actually
cured. Try it. I
HUMOROUS SIDE TO WARFARE
Glory, Tragedy and Farce All Can Be
Mixed Up, as In Recent
The humors of war share places
with the casualty lists and military
movements In the news.
When General Bogaevsky was exe
cuting the retreat of Wrangel's troops
in the Taknak region of Russia, he
found his train surrounded by the
rapidly advancing Bolshevik!. As in
motion pictures, he jumped from his
car window into an automobile, and
there followed a flight toward the
river with the Reds in pursuit.
The bridge collapsed as the gener
al's car rolled onto it, and the automo
bile tumbled into the river. General
Bogaevsky leaped from the machine
as it fell and landed in a swamp,
where he hld in. the rank reeds until
morning. Meantime the Reds in their
turn had retreated.
Northeast ef Alexandrovsk, where
there had been fighting, two newspa
per men, Charles Rivet of the Paris
Temps and Guy Beringer of Reuters,
Ltd., the British Press association,
captured 600 Reds. They saw a bro
ken regiment of tired, hungry men
near a village; they walked up to the
Bolsheviki, proposed they surrender
so as to get food as Wrangel's pris
oners, and marched back into the
south Russian lines at the head of the
CATERPILLAR IN HARD LUCK
Nature Seems to Have Exercised Cru
elty in Making the Creature
Victim of Sphex Wasp.
The sphex wasp is assisted by na
ture to an act that seems as cruel a
thing as if Invented by man. When It
Is time for the wasp to lay its eggs
It flies about until it finds a caterpil
lar, and then proceeds to stinr it. The
wasp's dart is thrust into the body
at random until movement ceases, the
venom being carried by the convulsive
jerks of the unhappy worm through Its
body until the nerve centers are
touched. It then becomes motionless,
and the wasp proceeds to deposit Its
Death has not come to the cater
pillar, and it continues Its motion
less existence until the larvae are
born, and is still helpless when the
young wasps proceed to eat him bit
by bit. The venom of the wasp not'
only makes him helpless, but in addi
tion forms a preservative so that In
case of death the body remains iirm
and still furnishes food for the baby
larvae. Caterpillars have been known
to continue in this life-death for ten
to fifteen days before decomposition
While the Getting Was Good.
"You know Jack Carter?"
"Oh, yes. Jack? Finest fellow you
"He seemed to be all right, but I
don't know him so well, and before
lending him the $100 he has asked for,
I thought I'd just inquire a bit."
"Jack has asked you for $100?"
"Well, as a great personal favor to
me, I'll ask that you let him have it."
"Favor to you ! How so?"
"Well, Jack owes me $50, and if you
lend him $100 and I , tackle him before
he has a chance to get rid of it, there
will be an almost even chance that.he
will settle up with me."-Philadelphia
Question of Speed.
"Has the automobile revolutionized
"It certainly has," replied Mr. Cob
bles, with a sigh.
"It has made farm work easier to
do, I suppose."
"Yes, but harder to get done. After
a hired man has discovered he can
travel 50 miles an hour in a flivver
you can't convince him that driving a
tractor bears any resemblance to a
joy ride."-Birmingham Age-Herald.
Must Hire His Own Help.
A man who was house hunting dis
covered the kind of home he wanted.
The door was opened by a pretty par
lor maid. He asked her some ques
tions nervously, for he was a timid
man. Presently, remembering the
servant problem, he said:
"And are you to be let with the
"?No," answered the maid; "If you
please, slr, I am to be let alone."
Would Be Time7 Wasted.
As one of the laboring class (Ye
gods, how the money rolls in !) we are
not keen personally for the Idea ex
pressed in the following lines even
though we print them:
*T would like to get a few days
off to get married, sir."
"Why didn't you get married dur
ing your vacation?"
"I didn't want to spoil my vacation
In that way, sir."-Boston Transcript
"Why do you encourage your boy to
send his verses to the magazines? Do
you want him to be a poet?"
"No; merely want him to get the
conceit knocked out of him."
"My cake, is dough!" cried the
ruined backer of the show.
"That is what angel ecke Is sup
posed to be," explained the manager.
"Somebody says there ls a great
shortage of small change."
"Somebody's wife must have been
going through his pockets."
Lower Interest Sought By*
Washington, May 13.-Senator
Smith of South Carolina, chairman of
the "subcommittee appointed by the
coalition of Southern and Western
Senators to draft an amendment to
the federal Teserve act establishing
by law rather than by the option of
the federal reserve board the rate of
interest legally charged by banks of
the federal reserve Isystem, inter
viewed today the comptroller of the
Tomorrow he will go over the en
tire situation with Senator Hoover,
of the department of commerce. Sen
ator Smith declared tonight that he
had received encouragement at the
hands of the comptroller of the cur
rency and that he expected Secre
tary Hoover also to encourage leg
islation for the comfort of the far
With his own and the views of
these officials, Senator 'Smith will
prepare the proposed amendment. It
is understood that he is inclined to
believe that 5 per cent should be the
maximum interest rate of federal re
serve banks, and that the renewal of
paper, properly secured, should be
possible for 12 rather than six
months, as is now the case.
Senator Smith tomorrow will also
see Secretary Denby m hope that the
administration will not sanction the
effort of Senator Bell to cause an
abandonment of the constructon of
the $1,500,000 dry dock at Charles
Why That Headache?
When you know the cause of a dis
ease a cure may often be effected.
This is particularly true of headache..
Headache often results from consti
pation or, a disordered condition, of
the stomach Which may be corrected
by taking a dose or two of Chamber
lain's Tablets. Try it. These tablets
ire easy to take and mild and gentle
We having organized the Edgefield
National Farm Loan Association in
:onnection with the Federal Land
Bank, I shall be glad to file your ap
plication for a loan.
J. H. CANTELOU, *
Edgefield, S. C.
J. S.. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmeraan
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Consult Your Own Inte]
Metal or Compc
635 Broad St.
Com, Oats, ]
Gloria Flour and Dai
Corner Cumming ai
On Georgia 1
?JV See our repr?sentativ
Citizenship Course For Women
During Summer School.
During the Short Course for Wo
men, July^ 4-16 inclusive, the subject
of citizenship will be emphasized.
This subject is full of interest for
every one, and again we would say
the offerings of the Short Course are
open, not only to those who come
especially for the course, but to all
attending the summer school.
This year the course in citizenship
will emphasize several phases of gov
ernment. The women of the country
are now giving particular attention
to legislation, both national and
state. It is therefore well that they
discuss in detail in this course ; the
subject of congress and the state leg
islature, studying their organization,
their motheds and proceedure, and
the way in which we proceed in order
to get our legislation passed. This
would also include a discussion of the
provisions of those bills which wo
men's organizations throughout the
country have endorsed, such as ' the
Sheppard-Tov/ner and the Smith
Further, women are turning their
attention to matters of local govern
ment, especially to city and town
government, and they are consider
ing thoughtfully the problems of mu-i
nicipal housekeeping. This means
that women must become familiar
with the existing form of government
and learn how that government may
be improved. The commission form
and the City Manager plan will, very
naturally then, be discussed in this
Whatever seems needed by the
group of women gathered in class
will doubtless be discussed. Certainly
women, if they are to become vital
factors for better conditions, must
have a clear knowledge of what takes
place within the "inner circle" of a
party in order that they may success
fully combat and overcome any per
nicious forces'. This would mean that
the broup discuss local, state and na
tional committees, campaign funds,
etc., and ways in which to successful
ly prevent fraud at elections.
Certificate of Deposit No. 131 issued
by the Bank, of Western Carolina,
Johnston, S. C., to Minty Stafford for
$300.00 with interest from date at
the rate of five per centum per an
num, having been lost in the mails,
notice is hereby given that I will ap
ply to the Bank of Western Carolina,
Johnston,^. C., to April 29th, 1921,
for a new certificate in like amount.
. MINTY STAFFORD.
We have two Ford cars for sale.
One stripped runabout and one 1920
touring car with starter. Price very
rest by Consulting Us
BROS. & CO.
s and Dealers in
Hay and all
ti Patch Horse Feed
id Fenwick Streets
R. R. Tracks
e, C. E. May. '
Now is the Time
There is no time like the present for starting a
savings acconnt at the bank. Tomorrow, next week
and next month soon drift into next year.
Start today, no matter bow small the sam. Yon
will take pride in eeeiDe the acconnt grow. Then,
when the rainy day comes, yon will have something to
depend on. Any roan who has won his own way up
ward will tell you that this is trae. .
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
Southern Railway System
Announces Excursions Fares, Season 1921, for
the Following Special Occasions
Identification Certificate Plan
One and One-Half Fares Round Trip
ATLANTA, GA. : Associated Advertising Club3 of the World,
June 12-16. -
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.: Mystic" Order, Veiled Prophets of the
Enchanted Realm. June 28-July 2.
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. : Southern Baptist Convention, May
12-18. . .
CHICAGO, ILL. : International Association of Printing House
Craftsmen. July 23-31. ' '
CLEVELAND, 0.:. International Convention, Kiwanis Club,
June 20-25. T,
DETROIT,1 MICH. : Annual Convention World-Wide Baraca
Philathea Union, June 23-26. \
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.: Sixteenth Annual Session of Sunday
School Congress, June 8-13. t
LOUISVILLE, KY. : National Convention Travelers' Protective
Association, June 13-18, *' .
NEWARK, N. J.: Grand Aerie, Fraternal Order Eagles, Au
NEW YORK, N. Y. : International Convention United Society
of Christian Endeavor, July 5-15.
ST. LOUIS, MO.: National Conventional Modern Woodmen of
America, June 18-25, /
TOLEDO, OHIO: Annual Convention Supreme Lodge, Loyal .
Order of Moose, June 27-Julv 2.
UNION BRIDGE, MD. : Annual Conference Old Baptist Church,
WINONA LAKE, IND. : General Assembly Presbyterian Church
of U. S. A., May 17-27.
One Fare Going, One-Half Fare Returning.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. : National Confectioners' Association
of the U. S., May 23-28.
ATLANTA, GA.: National Fraternity Society of the Deaf,
BUFFALO, N. Y. : Union of American Hebrew Congregations,
BUFFALO, N. Y. i' Photographers' Association of America,
July 18-23. . ,
BUFFALO, N. Y. : National Association of Electrical Contrac
tors and Dealers, July 20-23.
BUFFALO, N. Y. : Association of Operative Millers, June 6-11.
CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual Convention Wholesale Grocers'
Association, May 10-13.
CHICAGO, ILL.: Annual Convention National Electric Light
Association. May 31-June 3.
CHATTANOGGA, TENN. : Dramatic Order Knights of Khoras
san, August 9-13.
CHICAGO, ILL.: National Wholesale Grocers' Association,
. CHICAGO, ILL. : The Interstate Cotton Seed Crushers' Asso
ciation, May 18-20.
CHICAGO, ILL. : National Association ef Real Estate Boards,
CLEVELAND, OHIO: American Water Works' Association,
CLEVELAND,. OHIO : National Federation of Business and Pro
fessional Women's Clubs, July 18-23.
HERSHEY, PA. : Church of Brethren Annual Conference, June
jHOUSTON, TEX.: National Association of Mercantile Agen
cies, August 14-16.
HOUSTON, TEX.: Retail Credit Men's Association, August
KANSAS CITY, MO.: National Association of Retail Grocers,
KANSAS CITY, MO.: National Leather and Shoe Finders' As
sociation, June 13-15.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.: Annual Convention Commercial Law
League of American, August 8-11.
NEW YORK, N. Y.: National Tuberculosis Association, June
13-17. , .
NEW ORLEANS, LA.: Convention National Association of
Master Plumbers of the U. S., June 7-9.
NEW ORLEANS, LA.: National Baptisr, Conyention, Unin
corporated, September 6-12.
NEW YORK, N. Y. : American Optometric Association, June
PHILADELPHIA, PA.: Meeting American Cotton Manufac
turers' Association, May 27-2$.
ROCK HILL, S. C. : South Carolina Sunday School Association,
ST. LOUIS, MO.: Twenty-Third Annual Convention National
Association of Letter Carriers, September 5-10.
ST. PAUL, MINN. : Annual Convention Retail Monument Deal
ers' Association,' August 16-18.
ST. PAUL, MINN.: Annual Meeting International Association
of Display Men. July 11-14.
WASHINGTON, D. C.: American Institute of Homeopathy.
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nicate with- ,
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District Passenger Agent, District Passenger Agent,
Columbia, S- C. Augusta, Ga.
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Augusta - - - - - Georgia,