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A Debt We Owe to Frar
Editor of the Advertiser:
I wish to rehearse a bit of hi
that some people do not unders
And in doing so I will quote
extracts from the Atlanta Geoi
This debt of gratitude was
tracted by our United State
France and her brave legionaries
cgme to our rescue in the war o:
Independence, out of which we
cd our entity as a nation.
In the hearts of all true Ai
cans there has burned persist?
the fond hope that some day 1
would come the opportunity to r
that debt. What La Fayette and
mirai Count De Grasse and C
D'Estaing did for our forefathei
the dark ages of our Revolution,
never been forgotten. It has bec
a veritable race heritage,-a rei
for France which has in it somet
of the sentimental, much of adn
tion, more of reverence, but mos
France and her sons gave th
selves to us and to our cause wh
heartedly and without reserve. T
suffered with our soldiers. They m
campaigns because of their love
"liberty and little else. They bore
?nder the terrific difficulties. It 1
next to impossible to serve them e
with food, let alone clothing or p
All this was done in the name of t
jjreat ideal of which they saw
4nal consummation-a new and f
Republic of the United States,
jv Jt is recorded that La Fayette,
.ne of his campaigns in Del aw;
actually borrowed money with wh
to pay his troops, and buy suppl
-he who had come 4,000 mi
with his fleet across an enemy-gu:
cd sea to serve out of love in a cai
he felt to be just and fine. This gr
.rift which was brought to our nati
in the dark days of its birth thn
has placed us upon the books of Y,
tory as a debtor to France, son
thing beyond price or reckoning, a
it is a strange bit of history that, i
til now, we never have had a r<
opportunity to repay that debt.
The opportunity has now coi
through the urgency of world even
To have suggested payment in yet
gone by with money or land or ar
thing else would have been an insu
This was no debt of money. Gc
coin was trash compared with t
love and the suffering and the se
denial which were given to us ai
for us and in our behalf. Wh
France and Frenchmen did for us
those days of 177G-17S1 is writt
in history in the golden ink of libe
ty and glory. It comprises one of t'
most beautiful chapters in the histo:
of France. What France and Frene
men did for the United States fro
1776 to 1781 is written too, in tl
hearts of Americans; but the time
even up such accounts must con
through the pushing events of hi
France has been depleted; her soi
mowed down by the thousands, bv
she is unconquered. The ever livin
flame of her love of freedom sti
burns. Thank God we have gone t
her rescue, our sons and brothers ar
shoulder to shoulder with the sons o
France, face to face with the enemj
ready to die together that freedom
liberty and democratic institution
may still live.
As the American soldiers march b;
the tomb of La Fayette, they say, a,
?lid General Pershing, "La Fayette
we are here."
Had it not been for La Fayette
and De Grasse and D'Estaine, (nam
ing only the chief leaders of thc
French) who fought with Washing
ton, the victory at Yorktown might
have been long delayed, and Ameri
can independence might have failed
The curse of God will follow any
man or any community who will hold
back their sword in the day of battle.
"Curse ye .Meroz," said the Angel
of the Lord. "Curse ye bitterly the
inhabitants thereof because they did
not come up to the help of the Lord,
to the help of the Lord against the
Now those are some of the reas
ons that we should do all we could
for France. The United States has
been owing this debt for over one
hundred years, and it will now be
paid with compound interest. God
bless President Wilson. As I have
before stated, He is walking the
tight rope, and I say kill the man
that shakes the rope. God bless the
American soldiers, grant them clear
heads, keen vision and great courage.
For in Thy name we have set up
"France, we have heard your mother
From far across the troubled sea,
And all we hold of wealth and gold
This day we consecrate to thee.
Yea, we have heard your mother
And all our strength and all ?uar
And all our will and all our skill
Is yours, ic yours for truth and
Ah, weep nc more; thc ruined town,
The plundered home, the broken
For we are young and we are
And all our strength and youth are
Yea, we shall fold you, Mother
Beneath our mighty eagle wings.
And dome for dome and home for
We shall restore these ruined
J. Russell Wright.
FOR SALE--A 309 Acre
well improved, farm near
Trenton, on the Augusta Road.
Well watered, well improved,
partly wired. . ....L .
Splendid dwelling, barns, :
Fine crops of cotton, corn,
wheat, oats this year. Let me
-Irive you over the very best
Farm available. Hurry!
E. J. NORRIS,
Real Estate and Ins. 1
Edgefield, S. C. ......ll'.:'
I take thispmeans of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. Ail work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prorupt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
Light Saw. Lal lie and Shin
gle Mills, Engines. Roilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines. Saw Teeth. Files. Heil
and Pipes, WOOD SAWS
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
NOTICE OF FINAL DIS
Po All Whom These Presents Maj
Whereas, W. G. Ouzts, has made ,
application unto this Court for
Final Discharge as.Administrator
in re'.the Estate of Mrs. Isahella
Ousts deceased, on this the 1 Otb
i ay of September 1518.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
ind all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause before
me at my office at Edgefield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 22nd
lay of October 1918 at ll o'clock
i. m., why said order of Discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C.,E. C., S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICI
Residente 'Ffeoae 17-R. OfS c? 3
FOR SALE- A lot of best grade
of Texas and Fulgham oats for seed.
See me bei OTC btyiog. S. F. fcQGAxtf.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
Court of Common Pleas.
lone T. Kirkland, et. al.,-Plain
tiff's-against-John S. Moseley
Executor, et. al.-Defendants.
Pursuant to a decree in the above
entitled cause, I shall offer for sale
at public outcry to the highest bid
der before the Court House, Town
of Edgefield, County and State
aforesaid, on Salesday in October,
1918, the bame being the 7th day
of said month, between the legal
hours of sale the following describ
ed realty, to wit:
All that tract of land, situate,
lying and bt?ing in the County and
State aforesaid, containing Four
Hundred and Ninety (490) Acres,
mere or less, and bounded as fol
lows: North by lands of the Estate
of Carson Warren; on the East by
lands of M. T. Ward, J. C. Berrv,
VV. D. Jobrson, O. D. Padgett; on
the South by lands ot O. D. Pad
gett and G. M. Smith; and on the
West by the Sixty Niue acre tract
which was cut off from the Bacon
place and conveyed by Moseley to
This Tract ot land has been cut
into Six separate tracts, a descrip
tion of each being below set forth.
First, the six tracts will be sold
separately, and then the six tracts
will be sold as a whole, and should
the purchase bid for the tract asa
whole exceed the aggregate bids
for the six tracts as sold separately,
then the tract ?s a whole will there
by pass to such bidder; if to the
contrary the aggregate bid for the
six tracts should exceed the bid for
the tract as a whole, the various
tracts will ipass to the respective
Description of the 6 Tracts.
Tract No. 1-Same being the
Dwelling tract, and lies on the
South side of Public Road to Har
mony church, and contains 78 acres,
more or less.
Tract .No. 2-Lies adjacent to
above tract No. 1, and on this tract
is the house occupied by Mr. Chas.
Yonce, aud it contains 82-2-3 acres,
more or less.
Tract No. 3-This tract lies on
North side of the above Public
Road, being the extreme Eastern
tract North of said- Road, and
bounds lands of Claude Rhodes,
M. T. Ward, Mitchell and others.
It fronts said Public Road to a
stake in same, little West of Dwell
ing, and contains 7'J acres, more or
Tract No. 4-Lies adjacent to
above tract No. 3, fronts said Road
to a stake therein West of the Yonce
house, and contains 88 acres, more
Tract No. b-Lies adjacent to
above tract, No. 4, fronts said Road
for 1G 1-2 chains, and contains 80
acres, more or less.
Tract No. G-Is adjacent to tract
No. 5 hereof and fronts said Road
out to the junction of it and the
Bouknight Road, and contains 78
acres, more or less.
All of the Division lines between
s.aid tracts run practically North
Terms of Sale Cash: If purchaser
at said sale fail to comply with the
terms thereof, within 10 days from
the time of said sale, said premises,
upon direction of defendants or their
attorney, will be resold on some
subsequent Salesday at the risk of
the former purchaser.
Purchaser to paV for papers and
J. II. CAN TE LOU",
Master E. C., S. C.
Aug. 12, 1918.
Buy War Saving
you can't see.
Then see me.
Geo. F. Minis,
Edgefield, S. C.
1 Overland car.
1 Saxon car.
1 Jersey Milch Cow.
J. T. Harling,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE-Abruzzi Rye at $4.00
E. J. MUNDAY.
? J a
As the seasons change we a
to supply the needs o? our
The crisp mornings suggest
from low-cut to high-cut sb
our new arrivals in fall f
All of the new shapes and
leathers, both in Crossett si
New arrivals in stylish hats
ably the straw you have be
ing all summer is about g<
stylish new felt hat is in ore
Come in and let us show you
Coorricht 1909. br C. E. ZiK^ermap ?0.--K0. H
THERE is no doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEF?ELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard. President; B. E."Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E
Nicholson, A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen
NOTICE TO FARMERS
Be<nnnin<? Saturday, August 31st,
and every Saturday thereafter, the
will purchase cotton in Granite ville.
8. C., until further notice.
E. W. DOUGHTY. Buyer.
one, so a
tual insurance Asso
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the under
signed for any information you may
desire about our plan of insurance.
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared te
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan cf insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the "counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Laurens and Edgefield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, Presiden, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
1 Trea.s, Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Morrah, Willington.S. C.
L. N. Chamberlain, McCormick S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
F. L. Timmerman, Pln't Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BIAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
Your Patronage Solicited.
I desire to notify the public
that I have purchased Mr. J. D.
Kemp's interest in the repair
shop and grist mill and that I
will give my personal attention
to both. Send me your corn and
I will make first-class meal.
Give me a trial is all I ask.
ALBERT L. KEMP.
-F o r
J. T. EARLING
Bank of Edgefield, S. C.