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VICTOR OVER CHINESE DRAGON
American-Made Motortrucks Are Win
ning Way to Popularity in Land
Way back before th? year 1 they
used to build high stoni> walls around
the cities in China to koep out the ex
ponents of civilization. Today they are
tearing down these walls, breaking
them up into fine pieces, and using
them to build highways that will en
able their now progrsssive govern
ment to make the best use of the
American-made motortrucks which
China is beginning to utilize. ,
This is, perhaps, as striking a com
ment on the economic and political
changes that are takln j place within
this interesting country as has come
out of China in a long time. The cred
it for such progressive policies is given
in the main to Dr. George E. Morris,
famous explorer and political adviser
to the Chinese republic, an exchange
states. Doctor Morris has succeeded
in substituting a lot of new American
ideas for the superstitions and conser
vatism of the one-time "heathen Chi
nee." And now ft is the motortruck
that has gained his championship.
A considerable number of trucks are
now in use iu China, and they are do
ing everything required of them with
remarkable efficiency, in spite of the
Ufficulty of securing skihe'd drivers
and competent mechanics in that part
of the world.
GRATEFUL FOR COLD WATER
Thirsty Fighters Went on Their Way
Blessing the Thoughtfulness of
That Red Cross Worker.
There was plenty of water in X, but
a tin mug o? it was more deadly than
a German machine gun. It's Impossi
ble to push two or three hundred thou
sand soldiers back and forth over a
locality, especially when half of them
are Germans and there isn't time to
clean up after they have been de
feated, and keep the water supply un
affected. And when, as. is the case
often, the water wasn't very pure to
begin with, it's not at all wise to dally
with the Idea of drinking it. But what
can you do when you've been out all
day fighting and pursuing Germans
and your canteen's empty and the roof
of your mouth feels like a vulcanized
That's the thought that came to a
Ked Cross field service man during
the hottest fighting in August It was
hot in two senses. The bullets flew
and the sun melted. And the Red
Cross man took out his largest mar
mite and filled lt with water that was
cool and purified. He kept it full all
day and every soldier that passed that
way had a drink of water. It was
water they wanted just then. A little
Initiative on the part of ene man made
the solders as he himself put it "ab
Kurdly grateful." But after struggling
-across fields and roads all day lc the
hot sun, well-well men do become ab
surdly grateful for a drink of cool
water.-From a Red Cross Scrapbook.
Smashing All Reooi .s.
The knell of such musical German
propaganda as "Die Wacht am Rhein"
and "Deutschland Uber Alles" was
wounded the other day when more than
1,500 phonograph records embracing
these and similar airs w>?re destroyed
by a committee of women acting un
der the auspices of the National Phono
graph Records Recruiting corps. The
records were reduced to fragments
with hammers at the corps headquar
ters. Aside from ridding the country
of all German records that savor ol
propaganda, the primal purpose of thc
organization is the gathering up of all
"slacker records" in the country foi
The entertainment of American boys in
the front-line trenches. To this end n
?lacker drive for records will be
launched next week.-Now York Sun.
My little cousin went away with his
Toother to visit his aunt in the country,
His mother went in fear and trembling
nt the thought of how he would mis
behave. But to her surprise he was
-tngclic during the whole visit-always
did as he was told and never misbe
haved. As soon as he entered his own
home, however, he was his natural sell
"Why, Jimmy," she said, "you were
so good while you were away, why dc
you start acting badly now?"
"What's home for?" asked Jimmy.
Novel Contribution Box.
A Minnesota man has invented a
novel contribution box for churches.
If a person drops in a quarter or more
there ls silence; If he contributes a
dime a bell rlugs; a nickel sounds a
whistle. If an unfortunate pretends
to be asleep when the box is passed,
lt wakens him with a watchman's rat
tle/ It is said that a Nebraska man
has perfected an invention which en
ables the usp of a party telephone
to identify any other subscriber who
may be listening to his conversation.
Even the milder transgressions are
A buck was hauled up before the
C. O. for missing, reveille and asked
why he failed to get out nf the hay.
"Why, sir." says the buck, "I had
Green sleeping on one side of me
Brown on the other, White above mp
and I am red-headed so I figgered 1
was camouflaged and that the tof
wouldn't see me."-Plane News.
"Did you see where a big bombing
plane tc show Its capacity carried a
piano from Paris to London?"
"Well, that was music in the air.'*
By AGNES G. BROGAN.
(Copyright, 1018, Western Newspaper Union.)
Kathleen's observant gaze fell upon
the pocketbook as soon as she had
seated herself In the ca.\ It was ly
ing clasped by a rubber band, close at
her side. She held up the purse, look
ing questioningly toward those about,
but lt was evident that the lost pock
etbook was neither the property of the
fat gentleman upon the opposite cross
seat, or the woman near by.
"A soldier got out of that seat Just
before you came in," the wompn whis
pered, "probably he left it there."
Before placing the purse in the
hands of the conductor, Kathleen de
cided to examine its interior for clue
of ownership. , Besides a small roll
of bills, she noticed in a separater
compartment several folded papers.
These contained no desired Informa
tion ; but as she opened the last sheet
of smooth, unwritten paper, Kathleen
gasped In surprise, for looking ont
at her from its protection was a very
lifelike picture-of herself. And the
remarkable thing about this picture'
was that she had had but one copy
made from a large photograph which
was her own-in order to send lt to a
To enter Kathleen's sitting room,
divided by doors from the city
boarding house parlor, was like enter
ing a beautiful flower-garden at the
end of a dreary road. In Kathleen's
room all was soft rose colored light,
and Inviting comfort.
"After all." she told herself, "one
lives upon the inside, and not the
outside." So, this evening of the
finding of the pocketbook, Nora, the
housemaid, rrjet her in the hall. A'nd
because her excited spirit must have
a confidant, Into N ra's ears Kathleen
poured her tale of adventure.
"I shall advertise the purse tomor
row, Nora," she said. But the follow
ing evening it was Nora, who burst ex
citedly into Kathleen's rorm.
Violently she slapped a newspaper
down on the tnble.
"Read that," she demanded, point
ing to the 'Lost' column. And there
unmistakably was a plea for the re
turn of the purse Kathleen had found.
"Suitable reward to finder," the ad
vertisement ended. Kathleen spent
much time in the wording of her re
sponse. It was necessary that the
j owner must call to Identify his prop
erty; also necessary that he describe
contents before clrlming. And how
vt as she to stand there before a strange
man, while he described to her the
appearance of her own photograph and
his strange wish for its possession?
"ni tell you," suggested Nora, "just
leave the whole thing to me. I'll open
the door when he calls; then Til tell
him the picture was of a friend o'
mine, an* find out about it before I
glv' him the~ purse. Yon won't have
to see him at all."
"Very well," Kathleen assented
When, therefore, Nora went one eve
ning to answer the summons of the
door bell, palpitatingly Kathleen lin
gered behind the closed door of her
sitting room. Distinctly she heard a
man's tread following Nora's shuf
fliner one into the stiff parlor. His
voice ha'' i pleasing sound.
"So i found th.^ purse''" he said,
and proceeded in detail to describe its
contents. Shamelessly Knthleen lis
tened. "And-" he said abruptly, "the
photograph of a young vt oman."
"What sort of lookin' yonng woman,
nov.'?" asked Nora.
"The sort of a face," he mused,
which would make a man believe in
all the good of the world. True, steady
"The queer part of lt." said Nora,
"is that the girl's a friend o' mine.
An' we've been wonderin' how you
come by her pieter."
"A friend of yours!" repented the
man. Astonishment spoke in every
word. "I owe your nend an apology,
then," he went on. "I'm afraid my
ret and my motive both will be hard
tr- explain. You see, I was down at
the photographer's here one day, hav
ing my picture taken before starting
overseas, and-I wasn't feeling very
happy at the time. Then all at once
this girl's face looked up at me from
o counter full of photographs, the
very eyes seemed speaking of cour
age and smiling bravely.
"Who is it?" I asked of my friend
the photographer. But he evaded the
"That picture was copied from a
large one which I made for the sit
ter," he said, "it was not s. ''.factory
to me, so I kept It and gave ' a bet
" That picture ls my mascot,' I said
decidedly. Tm going to carry ft through
the wars,* and he laughed, making
no objection." The soldier paused,
Then a sigh came quivering from the
girl behind the closed doors. "And
it went with me," he continued, even
through that last, awful time. I'm
heme now recovering from the wotfnd.
But it's going to be slow. You will
tell your friend all this, please, and
tell her, too, that her face never
ceased to be my inspiration. When it
was hard-those eyes of hers seemed
Then Kathleen threw wide the door,
the understanding eyes .were bright
with tears, and the wounded mail
"The original of the picture is glad
to have helped," she said, "will you
come In and tell me about it all?"
Eagerly the soldier obeyed. And to
them both the little room became as
a garden of flowers at the end of a
. Any parties ; having boats in my
pond will please get them out before
Feb. 20th. If not out by that time I
will take them in charge.
S. E. MORGAN, :
Edgefield, S. C.
Insure your Horses' and Mules'
lives at $7.00 per $100.00.
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tual Insurance Asso
Property Insured $4,268,300.
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We insure your property againsl
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Our Association is now' licensee
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Lyon, President, Columbia S. C.,
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. O. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J._M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Frase on, Columbia, S. C.
W. C ?, Batesburg, S .C.
W. .?'harton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
February 1st, 1919.
Seed Catalog Free
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Sheppard Building Down Stairs
All persons are hereby notified
not to fill holes in public roads or
do any work whatsoever without
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R. M. BROADWATER,
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
All persons indebted to the Es
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of said county and state-are hereby
requested to make payment of the
same to Messrs. Sheppard Bros., at
Edgefield, C. H., S. C.; and all per
sons who hold claims against the said
estate are requested to present the
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Mrs. Eleanor I. Schnell,
Airs. J. A. Cox, of AI
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Notice of Final Discharge.
:o All Whom These Presents May
WHEREAS, J. R. Moss has made
pplication unto this Court for Final
)ischarge as Administrator in re the
"?state of T. J. Booth deceased, on
his the 30 day of January, 1919
These Are Therefore, to cite any
nd all kindred, creditors, or parties
aterestad, to show cause before me
t my office at Edgefield Court
louse, South Carolina, on the 21 day
f February 1919 at ll o'clock a. m.,
?rhy the order of Discharge should
tot be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
anuary 30, 1919.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons indebted to the e3tate
if the late W. H. Crim will maka pay
nent at once to the undersigned and
ill persons holding claims against the
aid estate will present them proper
y attested for payment to the under
Mrs. L, J. Crim,
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