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Wednesday, August 3.
A dollar seems to have more cents
than it had a year ago.
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If it is yet written Great Britain,
it should be. written Greater United
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King Cotton seems to be in about ?
as bad a fix as a certain ex-kaiser
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Put pretty silk stockings under
the ban and skirts will be length
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If we are to judge from pastorless
churches, the devil's havin' his day.
in Edgefield. '
A bathing-beach established for1
men only would soon be forced into
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South Carolina's cotton crop is re-1
ported at about half of last year's
and we'll do well to get that.
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Have you ever heard of anybody I
complaining of getting too big a
watermelon for his mon?y?-not in
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England's premier journalist may
yet prove to be a greater man with
the people of England than her Prime
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JBefore some men can consistent
ly discuss dress reform this swelter- _
ing weather they will have to lay.
aside some of their heavy togs.
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And still the wonder grows, with
many a young swain, why candy has
not declined in price along with
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With the mercury registering 103
in Newberry, that city is nearer a \
"certain rich man's" place of abode ;
than vre thought it was.
About the stingiest man we know.
of is the fellow who carries his false J
teeth in his pocket most of the time j
to keep from using them. Can you
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The Columbia Record never pen
ned a truer statement than when it
said : "Bettter times will come when
the world quits planning battleships
and starts planning more schools."
Those of us who have suffered
from Governor Harding's maladmin
istration enthusiastically exclaim,
"Lay on, MacDuff," when John Skel
ton Williams flays the doings of the
Federal Reserve Board.
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While the South is not famine
stricken, yet this section is not get
ting a square deal. When cotton
glowers receive less than twenty
cents per pound for the staple they
are not getting what is due them.
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The State's chief health officer
says small-pox and typhoid fever
are increasing in South Carolina.
Better clean up your premises. Con
cerning typhoid fever, an ounce of
prevention is worth a million pounds
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Dearth >?f Ministers.
"The harvest truly is plenteous
T>ut the laborers are few," these
'words which were penned nearly
two thousand years ago apply with
equal force to conditions of the pres
ent day. If not the decrease in the
number of Christian ministers, cer
tainly the lack of sufficient increase
to supply the present demand is
causing very serious concern. This
is not peculiar to any particular de
nomination, but all alike are suffer
ing from a dearth of ministers. . It
is stated upon authority that about
sixty white Baptist churches in South
Carolina are without pastors and are
finding it very difficult to secure any
one to .fill their pulpits. There are
three churches in Columbia-Pres
byterian, Episcopal and Christian
without pastors and the vacancies in
Edgefield are not easily filled.
Just as the opening words of this
editorial, taken from* Holy Writ, are
apropos, so is the petition of the
Apostle likewise peculiarly timely:
"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the
harvest, that He will send forth la
bourers into his vineyard."
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Farm Demonstration Work.
It is difficult to understand why
a considerable portion of Edgefield
county's citizenship are blind, at
least apparently so, to the numerous
benefits derived from farm demon
stration work. Such a condition
more than anything else emphasizes
the need of this work in Edgefield
county. The more progressive our
farmers become, the more they un
derstand and appreciate the value of
the services of a county demonstra
tion agent. Politics and demagog
uery have had much to do with keep
ing alive the opposition, it having
proven in some quarters to be a pop
ular string for false economists to
Practically all of the counties of
the State, if not ?all of them, have
a county demonstration agent. But
Edgefield county has a demonstra
tion agent only because a progres
sive element of our citizenship, real
izing the value and great need of
this work, have contributed from
their own private funds to supple
ment the amount appropriated by
the Federal government. The work
of the county demonstration agent
being promotive of the common good
he should be paid out of the funds
of the- county instead of by compar
atively a few of our people.
The Atlanta Constitution states
the case-clearly in its appeal to the
Georgia legislature to support the
farm demonstration work. In a
strong editoral along this line, the
Augusta Chronicle quotes as follows
from the Atlanta Constitution:
"The house committee on appro
priations acted wisely iii restoring
to the general bill the state, aid for
the farm extension work so as to
make available the Smith-Lever, and
other federal funds for the same. It
is hoped the members of the assembly
will see the wisdom of this item
when the bill reaches the floor.
"To shut down the extension
work in Georgia, through county
demonstrators and instructors in do
mestic science, would be Jittle short
of a calamity. It is the one system
of schooling that is carried direct to
the field and to the home. It has
saved farmers hundreds of thousands
of dollars in teaching them advanced
methods of fertilizing, harvesting,
packing and marketing. It has stim
ulated community pride; competition
among the boys and girls; and has
served a great purpose , in making
farm life attractive and inviting, so
cially, as well as more remunerative,
"All of this will have to be stop
ped if the state fails to provide a
state aid to make the federal funds
available. For every dollar spent in
this work only twenty-five cents
actually comes out of the state treas
ury. Surely Georgia is not going to
be penurious enough to tum down
$?00,000 a year from the govern
ment, for practical education in
Georgia, rather than match it with
a $130,000 appropriation."
Lieut E. P. Gaines Assigned to
Duty at Georgia Camp.
Lieut. E. P. Gaines of the United
States air service left Columbia yester
day under orders to report to Camp
Benning, Columbus, Ga., for aviation
Lieutenant Gaines has been stationed
in Columbia since receiving his com
mission in November, 1920, being al
lowed to remain here to complete his
studies at the University of South Car
olina, from which he received hts de
gree in June. He was also a pilot with
the Carolina Aircraft corporation for
one and a half years, proving himself
as excellent a commercial flyer as he
had proved himself during the war an
excellent fighting pilot.
Lieutenant Gaines is a veteran of the
world war, leaving his studies at the
university to volunteer for the first of
ficers training camp at Fort Oglethorpe.
He received his air commission January
2,1918, and completing his training as
a flyer entered active service, going
overseas as a member of the One Hun
dred and Eighty-six aero'squadron. He
also saw service in America as an in
structor in stunt flying. At the close
of the conflict -he returned to Columbia
to resume his work at the univer
Barbecue at Colliers.
The Colliers Base Ball Team will give
a barbecue at Colliers Saturday Au
gust 13, and will play two games of
ball. The public is cordially invited to
Miss Matalee Lake Won Fa
Through Writing a Shor
Wher? a certain teacher at Wes
High school instructed members
the freshman class to prepare arti
dealing with the Persian history w
they had studied since the begim
of the present school term, it is
tain that she did riot realize that
was providing an outlet for the
bition and unusual literary talen
a 15-year-old girl.. Year after :
the same routine is followed a
means of demonstrating just how '
the girls and youth of the fresh]
class have mastered the details of
cient Persian's intricate history.
But this year the unusual hap]
ed, for as a result of the terse
structions given by the teacher
Western High school, there has .
appeared through the medium of
Terminal Press, of Washington
novel that for rare literary simpli
pure English and thrilling roma
cism is likely to stand for many ye
as a model for present and fut
authors of Washington and e
"As Strong as the" Hills," by M?
lee T. Lake, daughter of Felix L
a Washington real estate operator,
2800 Wisconsin avenue, can corn
ly be termed a book of surprises, :
only to the staid, practical sch
teacher at Western, and Miss Lal
family and friends, but even to M
Always Longed to Write.
It is true that the 15-year
school girl has dreamed as only
girl can dream of that wonder
"some day" when she would see 1
name on the title page of a real ni
el to^ be read by those who love 1
erature as she, despite her you
loves it. But from her own lips con
the admission that she did not belie
for an instant that the wonder woi
be performed for years to come.
"I have always longed to writ?
said Miss Lake, as she gazed wi
the happiness gleaming from h
bright eyes, at the first volume
her book to come from the print?
"But I didn't dream" that this j
should come to me so soon. In fai
I always^ have believed that o:
should learn to write by constant ?
fort and practice, just as one lear
to do\ anything else that is useful^
"When my teacher told us ' o wri
something of the Persian histo:
which we had studied, I decided th
it was a chance for me to begin n
apprenticeship, so I began to wri
the story. I know I worried dad ai
the other folks at home, for as tl
story gradually unfolded itself in n
mind and I put it on paper, I insist?
on reading it to them. I even toe
the partly completed story to n
teacher and though she praised
and told me to go ahead, she seemc
to believe that in the final analys
a novel would be. too great a ta?
Persia's War With Greece.
The story unfolds a realistic tal
of Persia's war with Greece, th
death of the beloved mother of th
hero, a Persian nobleman ;^he fligl
of a princess from bondage^ in
Greek nobleman's household, her mai
riage to the Persian nobleman whil
incognito, the kidnapping of th
bride, a battle between the Persian
and the Greeks, the rescue of th
princess from the clutches of th
Greek nobleman by her husband am
the final triumph of marital love am
peace between the peoples of the war
Strange, though it may be, Mis
Lake has one of the characteristic:
which one would expect to find in i
writex*, however young who could s(
successfully handle situations involv
ing the emotions engendered by war
love and villiany. She was left moth
erless seventeen days after her birt!
in Tazewell, Va., and since that tims
has been under the sheltering care
of two maiden relatives of her mother
the Misses M. A. and N. T. Talbutt.
Indeed, she saw little of her father
until a few years ago, for his busi
ness made it necessary for him to
spend much of his time out of the
city. She was brought to Washington
when five years old, and three years
later was entered as a pupil at Em
ery school. There she pursued her
studies until she reached the seventh
grade, when she was transferred to
the John Eaton school, from which
she was graduated to Western high
school. Twice during her years in
common school she skipped grades,
the third and sixth, and as a result
will soon be ready for her sophomore
year in high school, although she still
has to see her sixteenth birthday.
Some Excerpts From Her Book.
Indeed, where worldly experience
was lacking in this unsophisicated,
happy school girl, imagination and
ambition mist have provided the tal
ent which made possible such pas
sages in her book as the following,
which describes a brief discourse be
tween the lovers immediately pre
? Omura ('TC ((
The Hunting Season
For Bargains at this Store is Never Closed
For here and there in any store, no matter where it is lo
lated, one will find' bargains of different kinds, such as
hard stock, broken lots and sizes. Also here and there
may appear a bargain that a store may be closing out of.
lt pays to read the advertisements of your home paper,
then look around when you are shopping.
Here are a few articles we will mention this week that
will save you money. How's this?
One lot of Lace at 3c.
One lot of Lace at 5c.
One lot ot Lace at 10c.
Strictly speaking lace is imported, and for that reason
has not dropped one bit, but we are saving you money
on a few odds and ends. Lace is always in demand.
Keep an eye on our windows and you will be able to pick
a bargain that, you can use when it is placed on sale.
People are forgetting the hard times of yesterday and
are working hard to make to-morrow brighter. So are
we. Are you with us?
e Corner Store
ceding their wea.a. ig:
So fascinated with -this being
beauty is Albert that he impulsive
clasps her to his breast, saying:
"Now that we stand on the ve
threshold of this temple, where in
few moments we shall be united
marriage, may I not insist that y<
tell me something of your past
whom you are and whence y<
"Rustrab," whispers the maide
"se yonder dark cloud illuminated c
two sides by different powers. Kno
that for us the darkness of life ca
be enshrouded by faith an'd lov<
from you the greater light-the sui
and from me the lesser light-th
moon. I have asked no questions c
your past. I will answer none o
mine. But when we are united i
marriage, then will I reveal the whol
truth; then shall the clouds be, in
deed, dispelled by the perfect ligh
And again as she dwells upon thi
(bride's forebodings, Miss Lake dis
Inlays a philosophical grasp, which ii
?far from consistent with her youth
"As'the darkness follows the day
so does deep trouble come after greal
Miss Lake's Philosophy.
"There is something in a woman's
heart that is ever whispering, 'Make
the most of it.' Somehow she has a
premonition ?f the evil that is ahead
and clings desperately to the present
happiness. The man is not so af
fected by intuition, but depends al
most solely on his ability to reason."
One would imagine that a passage
such as the following might come
from the pen of a Robert W. Cham
bers, so smooth is its diction, so gen
tle is its sentiment, not so clear is
"Over many a rugged passage they
ride to the very top of Blank moun
tain. Upon reaching the summit she
seats herself in the great stone chair
that nature has carved and gazes with
admiration at the rugged ^eauty of
the surrounding peaks ana fertile
valley below. He lazily lounges at her
feet, and she listens while he speaks
of the mysteries of death-of how
their loved one had been taken away
and" of how the fingers of time would
some day crumble to dust even the ,
"She turns her gaze from the dis
tant silver lake that now glistens ?
like a diamond in the bosom of th
valley to the wonderful castle tha
stands like a guard proudly protectin
this precious gem."
"She no longer looks at the lake
or the castle, nor does he at thc gild
ed hilt of his sword. He still speak
of the mysteries of death whil
piercing brown and soft blue eye
in their own language converse o
life. Husband and wife have agreei
that without love there is no life
but with love there is no death am
all is life-one great, grand eterna
Young Authoress Honored.
In her concluding paragraphs Mis:
Lake brings forth in its cleverest
most simple, yet most forcible as
pects the idea of peace among mer
and nations when she writes:
"Upon their arrival at the castle
they find a great throng of people
who have come to get Rustrab's ad
vice as to the breaking of Persia's
contract with Greece.
"Albert, standing in his doorway,
" 'Fellow Countrymen, this day 1
stood on yonder peak and looked
out over your marvelous country. I
saw your towering mountains, vine
clad hills and sweeping meadows and
in my own heart I decided that Per
sia was good enough for the Per
sians. Let us be done with con
quest. You have come to ask my
advice. I now give it to you. Go
back to your homes and spend the
remaining years 'of your lives in
building up this great country.' "
Indeed, Miss Lake's cup of happi
ness has been filled to brimming, for
besides the pure joy in the accom
plishment of her great ambition she
las awakened to fin^ rf rself at the
pinnacle as the most famous girl
author of the nation's Capital. A
lay after her book was placed in cir
mlation she received an invitation
from the Writers league and appear
ed before that organization at Car
legie library, reading brief excerps
from her book and delivering a short
address. On Monday she was re
lived by Mr. and Mrs. Harding, pre
sented an autographed copy of "As
Strong as the Hills" to the president
spent an'hour with the first lady of
;he land and posed with the wife of
;he chief executive, before a score
>f cameramen in the White House
gardens. Each mail brings to her
many more invitations from individ
uals and organizations of many
kinds, but none seem to stir the lit
tle authoress as the anticipation of
her next book, for which she already
is planning.-Washington Post.
No. 50, A. F. M. will
hereafter hold its
tion on the SECOND
MONDAY night of each month in
stead of Friday night as heretofore.
All members are kindly requested
to observe the change and be pres
J. H. CANTELOU, W. M.
Edgefield, S. C., August 1, 1921.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Probate
Whereas, C. F. McDaniel, of above
County and State made suit to me
to grant him letters of Administra
tion of the Estate of and effects of
W. L. McDaniel, late of said County
and State, deceased, *
These are therefore to ,cite and
admonish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said W. L. Mc
Daniel, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate to be held at my office at
Edgefield, S. C., on the 4th day of
August, 1921, next after publication
thereof, at ll o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause, if any they have
why the said Administration should
not be granted.
Given under my Hand this 18th
day of July, Anno Domini, 1921.
W. T. KINNAIRD, (L. S.)
Pr?bate-Judge, E. Co.
We having organized the Edgefield
National Farm Loan Association in
connection with the Federal Land
Bank, I shall be glad to file your ap
plication for a loan.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Edgefield, S. C,
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