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J. L. MIMS,__..Editor.
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?fee postoffics at Edgefield S. C.
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lished at advertising rates.
Wednesday, January ll.
Miss Florence Mims Writes
From Oklahoma City.
Mark Twain once made several ill
remarks about Oklahoma, which re
marks survived only because they
.were witty. He wound up his male
diction by saying that one could see
father and see less in Oklahoma than
any state in the union. One can cer
tainly see farther. In looking across
tlie country, it is as though the eye
?were supplied automatically with a
?high powered lens. If all of the states
<ezst cf the Mississippi were like it,
I might on some clear night look for
the water tank at Edgefield, but the
red old hills and the Ozarks and many
others between would interfere with
my line of vision.
It never seem sto me that I am out
of the home surroundings until I
cross the Mississippi, and after that
I am a "pilgrim in a barren land."
At Memphis it is neither startlingly
.wide nor imposing. Other ports have
gi'iren it the name of the "father
of waters." Nevertheless, it is with
a sort of reverence that one crosses
it, anything so stupendous in nature,
and I saw fellow passengers drop ;
their newspapers or magazines and ,
gi\ze out, but the Arkansas and other ]
ricers were passed unnoticed.
One associates ideas with things
Sn nature from earliest childhood. The ,
Mississippi as the "father of waters" :
is the trunk of a great family tree,
.whose many branches water the crops .
ox many states, and its coat of arms
anight be historical, scenic or com
Although I had taken identically 1
the same trip before from Edgefield ?
to Tonkawa with no change in the
rente or otherwise, except that Sat
zurday mc ming the Rock Island sat
or stood in the station at Memphis a
.whole hour after time for leaving, ;
"by the watch, before it finally de
cided to start on, "a slow train
through Arkansas." I saw for the
first time the capitol building from :
the tram at Little Rock. It was in
plain sight, and since capitol build
ings are a sort of hobby of mine, I
can't imagine how I missed it before.
But stranger still, and then perhaps, ,
not strange at all, I didn't know what
the capital of Arkansas was, in fact
had never thought that Arkansas
might have a capitol at all.
Seeing the imposing building, I :
remarked to myself that this must be '
the chief building of this city, for
which I have no lost love. Some states
like some vegetables I have an innate :
dislike for. Those states, I have never :
bothered to find out about, even as '
some vegetables I have never tasted. :
Arkansas is chief among the states, ?
and spinach among the vegetables, i
However, I have a good friend in that '
state, and I should rest uneasy if she ?
should find a copy of this article.
I shall have to visit Arkansas
again, however, to see if I can find i
the Ozark Mountains. Low peaks 1
loomed all along the journey, and '.
thinking they were the ozarks, I was '
delighted, but later learned that they 1
were the Magazine Mountains. I
iNow, I have been told that "con
sistency is the mark of small minds," 1
but I believe in consistency when it i
comes to names. It seemed to me also i
that some of the small stations had 1
received their names by having some- 1
one fill a hat with all the letters in i
th alphabet, and picking out several, 1
?ive or six of the letters, regardless of ]
ieuphony, had thrust them on the un
^sus_pecting hamlets as a name. It i
seemed a pity that the train did not h
stop at all of these, for the pronun- <
elation of each would have been en- ]
At night, however, the hills acquir- 1
ed a very different aspect, different ?
from any sight I have ever seen be- i
fore, and perhaps shall ever see <
.again. The night seemed to envelope 1
the world outside the train, and the
more startling did the scene appear. <
A burning trail of light, like tinsel ]
draping a Christmas tree, curled it- ]
self in strange shapes along their <
sides. It was a forest fire purposely <
built, and tended for the burning <
away of timber. To me it looked as if j
they were celebrating the New Year, I
Dut as each moment brought me ne?
:r to the New Year of 1922 and ne*
er the line of Oklahoma where trc
are as scarce as green backs in t
South, I wondered how anybody coi
burn a tree when I had been p?ris
ng all winter for the sight of o
pine or cedar.
Before midnight, we had cross
the Oklahoma line, and at twelve t
Lrain pulled into McAllister, Ok.
norna, where there waited a crowd
train officials and others who rude
awakened all the sleeping passenge
with shouts as the train came in eel
brating the coming of the New Ye<
And so it was last year that I-w
in Edgefield, and it seems all of thr
hundred and sixty-five days.
Oklahoma City; Okla.
Jan. 1, 1922.
Lott School News.
Program of the Eumenean Lite
ary Society rendered January 6th.
Scripture reading: Frontis M
Prayer: Lucile Franklin.
Short Story: Azilee Salter.
Quartette: Ruth Coursey, Kat
[ene Jackson, Lucile Franklin Marti
Narration : Evelyn Salter.
Jokes: Alison Carpenter.
Narration: Elise Franklin.
Song by school.
Story: Homer Randall.
Duet: Lucile Frankline and Kati
Spice: Lucy Holmes.
School News: Bobbie Merchant.
The following paper on the Fift
Commandment was written by
seventh grade pupil:
"Honor thy father and thy motl
er that thy days may be long upo
the land which the Lord thy God gn
There is not a more lovely sight o
earth than the unwearied care and ai
tention of children to their parent;
No young man or woman will tur
out unfit for anything who loves an
honors their parents. A child affec
tionate and dutiful will never brin
the gray hairs of its parents to th
arrave. Love for parents will keep me:
from sin and crime. There never wi:
come a time while your parents liv
when you will not be under obliga
tion to them. The older they grow th
more need will they have for -ou
care and attention for their wants
The venerable brow and frosty hai
speaks loud to the love of the child
Parental love will never gG unreward
ed/ I ^ y
Most boys who become successfu
men are thoughtful of their mothers
Napoleon, Washington and Garfieh
were loving and obedient to thei:
mothers. Our blessed Lord himself
in the hour of his great agony, care<
tenderly for his sorrowing mothei
who had so gently guided his ways
Why do not children honor am
obey their parents more? Surely ii
they would, they would change thi:
chill world into a heaven.
Home love is the best love. Th(
love that you are born in is the sweet
est you will ever have on earth. Yov
who have escaped from the home
nest, pause a moment and think, nev
er again after strangers have broker
the beautiful bond will there be any
thing as sweet as the little circle ol
father, mother and children where
^ou are cherished, protected, prais
ed ana kept from harm. You may
not know it now, but you will know
it some day. Honor for father and
mother is the corner stone for good
morals. The very name, father, is it
self a law of justice.
How often is the joy and comfort
of home blighted by the unkind and
disobedient acts of children. But
there are those children who by their
kind and obedient acts are the cen
ter of joy to their parents, crowning
their brows with honor and making
their own hearts happier and better.
We may not all have equal oppor
tunity of honoring our parents, but
if we are honoring them to fie best
of our ability, we are meeting all
that ix required o:" us. Home is no
iome where children do not honor
ind obey their parents, but happy are
the children who are happy with their
In keeping the fifth commandment
ive not only honor our earthly pa
rents, but in honoring them we honor
sur Heavenly Father. Learning to
respect and obey his earthly parents
is a child's first and most important
lesson in learning to honor, respect
md obey God, his Heavenly parent.
Benjamin Franklin well said "Let a
mild's first lesson be obedience, and
the second may be what thou wilt."
"Hearken unte thy father and de
spise not thy mother when she is old."
Proverbs 23:22. Aa long as parents
ive they should be honored and re
?pected by their children. The duty
?njoined in the fifth commandment
ioes not cease at maturity, nor when
:he child leaves the parental roof.
The fulness of the promise given
n the fifth commandment will be
realized in the life to come, when
ill those who have truly honored their
parents and kept all God's command
ments will be restored to the eternal
Disobedience to parents is a mark
ed characteristic of the present gen
eration. Never before was it so com
mon or so wide spread. The root of
evil however, lies not so much in the
children as in'thc parents. Many pa
rents are disobedient to God, and so
have failed to bring up their children
in the fear of God and in the ways of
righteousness. Bible instructions, les
sons of faith, and prayer must not be
neglected if we would see obedient,
God-fearing children, growing up in
"Honor thy father, for when thou
Who loved thee so fondly as he?
He caught tho first words that fell
from thy tongue,
And joined in thy. innocent glee.
Honor thy mother, for lo! on her
May traces of sorrow be seen,
O cherish and comfort her now
For loving and kind hath she been."
Simplified Tax Returns.
In taxation matters, one can be
thankful for small favors. Conse
quently, the announcement that a
board is at work upon the forms for
income tax returns, for the purpose
of simplifying them, will be received
with gratification throughout the
country. The last installment of the
1920 tax is still fresh in our memo
ries, and yet, the portentous shadow
of March 15, when returns must be
made for the calendar year 1921,
looms just ahead.
To the laymen, it has always seem
ed that the return forms were need
lessly complicated. The great majori
ty of tax-payers in the less than $5,
000 class-seventy per cent of them,
according to one estimate-derive
incomes from but one source, either
salaries or wages. And, this same
class, as a rule has few exemptions
to note upon the returns. Then, why
should the average citizen be requir
ed to hire an expert or to worry him
self gray-headed in attempting to fill
out the myriad of spaces which stare
him in the face when he opens up the
In the case of corporations and in
dividuals with large incomes, derived
from investments of varied kinds, it
is a different question. In order for
the government to know exactly what
it is entitled io underMhe lawj the |
taxp?yer must furnish ^fcmplete in
formation. This can not always be
done in a form as abbreviated as the
taxpayer would wish, and in view of
the variety of entries needed, it is j
probable that assistance would be re
quired ' y the majority of these
wealthier citizens, regardless of the
simplicity or complexity of the blank
which they are directed by law to
It is anticipated that the simplified
forms will be available in ample time
for distribution before the date for
filling them out and submitting them.
Until they are seen, however, it may
be well not to be too optimistic over
the prospect of their being complete
ly understandable by the average tax
payer. Efforts to eliminate red tape
in governmental work have been
known to have a contrary effect.
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
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Supervisor's Report for Month
L. Prince_$ 54.00
I J. 0. Sheppard_ 30.00
W. M. Burnett_.
Jas. T. Minis __ __ _
C. H. Woodward __ _
Warren F. Paul_.
M. A. Watson_
T. L. Talbert_
Jas. B. Tompkins __ _
J. L. Minis_
Edgefield Mere. Co. _.
Reel Bros. __ __ __ _
B. Holmes __ __ __ 12.50
il. Sanders_ 10.00
D. Kemp & Co._ 39.15
E. Miller_ 25.00
M. Johnson _. 18.75
Jackson Market __ __ 2.75
J. M. Holland_ 31.25
W. W. Adams & Co._ 4.30
W. T. Kinnaird _. 53.10
Jno. G. Edwards __ 10.00
\ E. Prince_ 70.00
A. Thurmond_ 30.70
L. W. Reese_ 62.00
C. A. Cheatham_ 25.00
W. W. Fuller_ 118.01
Wallace W. Wise_ 31.25
E. M. Crouch_ 25.00
F. F. Edmunds_ S5.00
Shunk Mfg. Co._ 4S.00
R. L. Bryan Co._ 4.92
W. R. Swearingen_ 153.50
Smith-Marsh Co. _ 22.97
W. N. Edmunds_ 18.00
Merritt, Reel & Co. __ 115.05
Stewart & Kernaghan __ 16.65
W. Harling __. 6.00
S. H. Allen_ 91.50
Paul Cogburn_ 12.95
P. W. Cheatham_ 31.25
Dr. J. N. Crafton_ 5.00
?Jas. P. Richards Co._ 30.94
Satcher & Co._ 70.53
B. B. Jones_ 10.00
B. T. Bussey_ 25.00
J. A. Hungerpillar - - 4.30
W. R. Swearingen __- 2.65
J. R. Timmerman_ 52.25
J. O. Byrd_ 30.00
T. E. Byrd_ 10.40
L. S. Reese_ 60.00
W. E. Ouzts_ 71001
J. E. Bryan_ 56.25
J. W. DeVore_
J. H. Bledsoe_
T. B. Greneker_
J. F. Payne_
Board Public Works
ir Inventory S
ali the rage. 80 fron
)ecial close prices on di
lent of Lace at lc. a ya:
lent of Lace and Lace 1
md 10c. a yard-vain*
?ard. Just the thing ?
Edgefield Chronicle- 9.75
Dorn & Mims_ 10.25
A. A. EDMUNDS,
M. A. Watson,
T?iecfor?'s Black-Draught Highlj
Recommended by a Tennessee
Grocer for Troubles Re
sulting from Torpid
East Nashville, Tenn.- The effie
lency of Thedford's Black-Draught, tht
genuine, herb, liver medicine, fe
vouched for by Mr. W. N. Parsons, o
grocer of this city. "It Is without
doubt the best liver medicine, and J
don't believe I could get along withoul
it. I take It for sour stomach, head
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other troubles that are tho result oi
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"I havo known and used It for years
And can and do highly recommend ll
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Many other men and women through
out the country have found Black
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.-valuable in regulating the liver ti
its normal functions, and in cleansinf
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Thedford's Black-Draught liver med!
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Accept no imitations or substitutes
Always ask for Thedford's. E. fi
Tax Sale Notice.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Under and by virtue of a delin
quent tax warrant or execution for
the sum of twenty-nine and 73-100
($29.73) Dollars issued and deliver-1
ed to me as Sheriff of Edgefield
County, State-of South Carolina, by
L. Prince .as County Treasurer of
Edgefield County, state aforesaid,
dated June 14th, 1921. I have levied
upon and seized and taken exclusive
possession of the below described
i now on we
3S lip tO
said county and state which said
lands I shall sell at public auction be
fore the Court House door at Edge
field, S. C., on salesday in February
next (1922), same being the 6th day
thereof, at ll o'clock a. m. Proceeds
to be applied to payment of said de
linquent taxes and costs and ex
penses of this sale. If terms of sale
are not complied with within 1 hour
thereafter, premises will be resold
same day at risk of former purchas
er. Purchaser to pay-for stamps and
Description of land to be sold: All
and singular that certain piece, par
cel or tract of land situate, lying and
being in the county of Edgefield, S.
C., State of South Carolina, contain
ing Sixty (60) acres, more or less,
and bounded as follows: North and
East by lands of Clifford Sneed;
South and West by other lands of
said Laura Ann Griffin and from
which this tract is cut. Same being
the north-east corner of the original
tract of said Laura Ann Griffin con
taining 260 acres.
W. R. SWEARINGEN,
Sheriff Edgefield Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Jan. ll, 1922.
All persons holding claims against
the estate of Mrs. Belle Jones Gallo
way, deceased, should present them
properly attested to the undersigned
for payment, and all persons indebt
ed to the said estate should make
payment to the undersigned at once.
J. W. PITTS,
Saluda, S. C.
Hemstreet & Alexander
647 Broad Street
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