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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11th, 1910.
. S From the sublime to the ridi- S
? culous there is but one step. !
' In preparing their news Jetters for
The Advertiser, correspondents must
omit all reference to candidates. Iii
fairness to all we can not publish mat
ter in the news columns that is intend
ed to promote the interests of any one
candidate. When such matter appears
it.will be "bhie pencilled" by the edi
Others Should Follow.
? . All honor to Colliers and Flat Rock
schoob, districts ! In the elections re
cently held the citizens uf these dis
tricts took a very decided Btand for
education, for better public schools. In
Colliers school district every vote ex
cept, one was cast for the special levy
'for school purposes, and Flat Rock cast
a unanimous ballot for the levy. The
result of these elections is an unmis
takable indication that the people are
awaking to the fact that in order to
.have better schools and longer terms
inore money must be provided. Would
that every father in the county could
realize that the investment that will
bring the largest returns in coming
years is the money spent in educating
his sons and daughters !
, There are a dozen other school dis
trict that should hold elections, and
follow the examples set by Colliers and
Flat Rock districts.
Newsy Items From Franklin,
Condemns Action of Conven
Mr. Editor: We have had fine
seasons on the west side at last, but
am afraid it is most too late to help
i the oats. ^The farmers are well up
.with their work but the stand of
cotton is not good. I hope we will
have good stands now that the rain
Weil, some of our neighbors are
having their property improved.
. Mrs. Amie Hammond is having her
residence painted both inside and
put. Mr. Joe Hamilton is budding
a nice new residence. Josie, me
thinks I smell a rat,, but Joe that's
all right-another X for the rever
' end's pocket.
Mr. Editor, I regretted to learn
that the county convention cut out
___^the magistrates from, the primary.
It was very unjust at this time. If
it had been earlier, some three
months ago,\ we would have said
"go it." But to knock down their
pegs now is unkind to say the least
of it*.- I was very glad to hear that
there were at least a few good men
in oar county that took sides with
Well, if this doesn't reach the
waste basket I will come again when
I can have something to say. Oh,
did anyone see Mr. Press Lyon yes
terday in such a hurry? Wonder
"whar he gwine." That's all right
- Press, Uncle Sam was- young 40
years ago. Au revoir;
Franklin, S. C. '
Beautiful Monument to Memory
of Mr.Dorn.Excursion to Con
nie Maxwell Orphanage.
Since my last notes, a beautiful
monument has been erected to the
memory of Mr. L. F. Dorn, in fact
the prettiest tbat I know of in west
ern Edgefield. The cost of the
monument, I understand is 8518.00
of which the Woodmen of the
world, as she does to all her deceas
ed members, contributed $100.00.
One side of the monument is the K.
of P. emblem, and another the Ma
sonic, and on the other "Dum tac
at clama," representing ' the W. O.
His family have a fine sense of
the fitness of things, for the in
scription on the monument comes
nearer expressing the true life and
character of our dear friend, than
great columns of eulogistic matter,
some of which is often put upon
^ tombstones. Mr. Dorn held many
positions of honor and trust but
none of these things are mentioned.
The inscription simply reads: "He
was faithful to every duty," A more
befitting epitaph could not be pat
upon the monument of our friend,'
because he was ever faithful to
everything he conceived to be his
On last Tuesday night, our local
camp W. O. W. met and decided to
unveil this'monument, also Sov. R.
S. Blackwell's on the first Sunday
in June, which we adopted as decora
tion day, also combining the two
services. Our pastor who is a Wood
man will preach a special sermon in
the morning on fraternity and in
the afternoon .memorial exercises
in memory of our deceased sover
eigns. A gifted speaker from a dis
tance has been invited to deliver
the memorial address and visiting
A drummer, said, publicly the
other day on our streets, that the
records would show more mort
gages recorded in; South. % Caroling
this year than in any previous one,
and that the increase was caused by
. the purchase of-automobiles. We
'would notadvhe any thrifty farmer
to mortgage his home in order to
purchase an "auto.'' Yet we are
glad of the "auto craze," because I
believe it will eventuate in good
roads. * : . -- v
A few years ago, then "rich
chaps" turned up their noses, when
we preached the doctrine of good
roads, fearing they would have to
down in their pockets and pay an
extra tax, but now, they are willing
to help us. The poor man has prac
tically kept -up the roads- since the
.war, and it is time the wealthy were
getting'ready to help.
An excursion from Plum Branch
went last Saturday to Greenwood to
visit Connie Maxwell orphanage.
The excursionists consisted of the
White Town school, and interested
parties in the surrounding.country.
The people who visit the orphanage
and see its excellences are the most
loyal supporters whieh appeals to
the sympathies of every one with a
heart in the riglit place. .. .
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Fowler'
spent the week in Augusta.
Mrs. W. P. Parks and Miss Ja
nie Bell Jaro made a flying trip to
Augusta last week.
Mrs. Virginia Stone has been
visiting relatives and friends around
Miss Mattie Blackwell from Au
gusta visited her mother and step
father, Mr. and and Mrs. L. S. Ri
.We have had sufficient rains,
which came just in time for grain
if anything can help it. The truth is,
the grain in western Edgefield so
far as I have observed, is quite poor
and it is doubtful if anything can
help it. The only grain that I have
seen that looks promising: is that
treated with nitrate of soda.
We are sorry to chronicle the
fact, that Mrs. Johnnie Stone has
been quite ill. We hope for her
Energetic Mr. Will Strom, of
automobile and mountain, fame, paid
Parksville a hurried visit last week.
His old friend, Mr. J. M. Minor, is
"laying" for him on . account of
some jokes. He says some time he is
going to get Mr. Strom in a crowd
and tell the plain, unvarnished
truth on him to pay him back.
The B. Y. P. U. was not largely
attended last night on account of
? the inclemency of the weather. Mrs.
T. H. Garrett read a most excellent
Let "all Edgefield, or the church
going part, remember that the next
union meeting of the 3rd division
of the Edgefield association meets
with Parksville Baptist church 5th
[Saturday and Snndavin this month.
I MORE AN ON.
Good Rains at Colliers. Mr. Ad
ams Celebrated Birthday. U.
D. C. Commended.
"Since our last writing 'we have
had various kinds of weather. First
winter, then summer, then winter
aierain and for the last few days we
have had the refreshing rain. So,
one hardly knows how to prepare
for the day's work.
Among the visitors in Colliers
were Messrs. D. D. Brimson, Gill
ham West, Mr. Strom, Ben Minis,
0. E. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Mr. and Mrs. John Pardue, with
their fliree bright and beautiful lit
tle children, visited at Mr. Holmes
Mrs. Ned Holmes, Mrs. 0. J.
Prince and Dr. Crafton have been
on the sick list, but we are glad to
report are now better.
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Mathis visit
ed relatives in , Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harling spent
last Wednesday in Augusta.
Miss Ida Miller, one of Colliers
most beautiful and brilliant stars,
has returned home from a very
lengthy stay at Rehoboth, which
delighted her many friends.
Mrs. E. B. Mathis has returned
home after a visit tojier sister, Mrs.
Bonnie Dorn, of North Augusta.
Mrs. J. H. Mathis and little
Mayme afe at home, after a stay
with her mother, Mrs. W. E. Thur
mond of Modoc.
Miss Ruth Miller has gone to
visit her sister Mrs. T. B. Gilchrist.
How we regretted to see her lea\ e
but we know it will not be long be
fore this sweet and prettv girl will
come back to us. '
Mr. J. W. Adams celebrated his
birthday on Thursday last, having
his sisters with him on that day. A
very elegant dinner was prepared,
after which was served ice tea, ice
cream and cake. On the table were
set fine dishes sf spring English
peas, and Irish potatoes of Mr.
Adams' own raising. He surpasses
all of Colliers in his fine garden.
We wish him many happy returns
of the day, and that on another he'll
remember UR all.
The long talked of census taker
has come around and with his pleas
ing manners made friends easily.
As he is a married man, we don't
suppose he had any trouble to find
out the young ladies' ages. While
'tis fun for the one who answers the
questions, we imagine it must bc
very tiresome to him..
It was very kind and noble of the
I U. D. C. to plair such great pleas
urea for the old .veterans on Memo
rial Day. The old veterans appre
ciate it very much and eagerly
await the day. We felt that these
dear old men who fought so bravely
and endured so many hardships for
the south and her people should be
thus honored on all occasions, and
riven this great pleasure of meeting
Encampment at Fair Grounds.
The annual S. C. C. I. encamp
ment was held on .the Fair grounds
Wednesday-, Thursday and Friday
of last week. While the military
iuties were heavier than when in
the college, the entire corps enjoyed
?he camp experiences. When not
ictuallv on duly the cadets engaged
in sport of various kinds. Thursday'
iftemoon a game of ball was played
between the S. C. C. I. and John
ston teams, resulting in a victory
for Johnston. But the boys redeem
ed their record and reputation for
good ball playing Friday morning,
when they defeated Ridge Spring
by a score of 6 to 3.
Friday morning the cadets invited
the college girls and the girls of the
town-day students-to take break
fast at the camp.
A sham battle was fought Friday
afternoon between the two cadet
companies, fully 1,000 shots being
fired. vTo the younger generation
this presented quite a novel scene,
but the rattle of the muskets carried
the old veterans present back to the
sixties. After the battle the corps
gave a public drill in the arena.
This being the first public drill of
the session many were amazed at the
splendid manner in which they ex
ecuted the manual of arms and
went through with field movements.
Friday afternoon the cadets broke
camp and returned to barracks,
where they enjoyed a- grand mas
querade, from 8:30 to eleven. Invi
tations had been issued to several
hundred young people of the town.
All of the your ? people were heavi
ly masked, both face *ahd form.
The costumes of some were very
beautiful and artistic, but the ma
jority were grotesque and amusing
in the extreme. For more than an
hour the gay and gaudy throng
chatted and coquetted in the long
halis. Finally they were marched to
the auditorium and were seated by
two, and each couple was required
to go upon the rostrum and unmask.
Cpl. Bailey, in order to add zest to
the occasion, offered a two-pound
box of candy to the young lady
wearing the inSst striking costume
and a one-pound box to the young
man who was the most uniquely
clad. The committee of judges
awarded the prizes to Miss Anna
Hollingsworth, whose costume rep
resented Night, and to Mr. Wad
Allen, who was dressed as a
four-hundred-pounder, being rather
broad than tall. After the prizes
were awarded ice cream and cake
were served in the dining room.
AU of the young people thorough
ly enjoyed the masquerade, and the
young people of the .town are very
grateful to President Bailey and
the student body for their thought
Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Bettis.
After a brief illness, Mrs. Eliza
beth Miller Bettis departed this life
at her home, the historic "Pine
House," near Trenton, at i):30
o'clock Friday morning. The in
terment took place Saturday after
noon in Ebenezer cemetery. The
funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Graves L. Knight.
Although this' good w'oman had
passed four score years, prior to a
few months ago she possessed re
markable strength and vigor for
one of her age. It may be truly
said that she lived for her loved
ones, her chief happiness being de
rived from making those about her
happy. Her death takes away one
of the oldest representatives of a
very old and greatly honored Edge
Mrs. Bettis was a member of Eb
enezer chuch and is survived by
two sons Mr. J. F. Bettis and Mr.
J. M. Bettis. .
That portion of Edgefield's citizen
ship which, through indifference or
enforced absence, failed to attend
the service at the Episcopal church
Sunday evening last will never real
ly know how great has been their
loss. Such deeply pious and truly
gifted men as Archdeacon "Weber
seldom visit Edgefield. By his
matchless eloquence, vivid portray
al of the peasantry and beautiful
description of the Passion play the
large audience was transported in
spirit to the little Baravian village,
Oberammergau, where for more than
an hour they witnessed the chang
ing scenes of this very unique play.
Archdeacon "Weber interpolated his
lecture with moral lessons drawn
from the Passion play. Ea.ch of
these lessons, so beautifully and so
forcefully presented, wa3 an entire
sermon within itself. If only a lec
ture upon the Passion play is so
beautiful, what must the Play itself
After the regular morning ser
vice at Rehoboth. Sunday morning
last, M.". Levi Quarks and Miss
Lula Baddie were married by Rev.
J. T. Littlejohn. Immediately af
ter the ceremony tho happy young
couple went to the home 'of the
g: okra's father, Mr. C. E.. Quarles,
where an elaborate wedding, dinner
was served. A number of relatives
and friends were present to share
the joys of the occasion. Mr. and
Mrs. Quarles will make their home
on Mr. Quarles'farm near Red.Hill.
The Advertiser begs to extend
hearty congratulations, wishing
these widely beloved young people a
long, useful and happy life.
Put out your onion sets as soon
as the ground is in order. *W6 can
supply you with the best.
Adds Heathful Qualities
to the Food
Butter and Eggs
The only baking powder
made from Royal Grape Cream
No Alum-No Lime Phosphates I
TREA TMENT CHECKS
A ^C?. u. lu ure ago, Ernest lien
singer, a promising j'oung resident
of Sandwich, 111., found himself in
a condition of physical decline,
which was finally overcome by the
application of proper treatment. In
the following brief statement Mr
Hensinger tells of the manner in
which he was restored to health.
For two years I was a victim of
stomach trouble. I had a poor ap
petite, and wa* frequently nauseated
at the mere sight of food. After
eating I w>uld be in distress from
the gas on my stomach. I was ter
ribly constipated. I lost much in
strength, and my condition finally
became such that at times I was un
able to work.
Doctors gave me only temporary
relief. About a year ago I was per
suaded to try Cooper's New Discov
ery. The first botth gave me so
much relief that I continued its
use, taking three bottles in all. I
I can now eat anything I wish with
out feeling any bad effect after
ward. My bowels are in good con
dition, and I am again strong and
Last fall I noticed a slight indi
cation of distress, but af aw doses
of the New Discovery caused it to
disappear. Cooper's New Discovery
is the best preparation I know of
for stomach trouble. It did for me
what no other medicine was able to
The above is' only one of thou
sands of statements of a similar
character that have been made by
persons living in all parts of the
country regarding this remarkable
medicine. We are agents for the
Cooper remedies in this community.
-(Penn & Holstein.)
vertisement of 1
make good. Ma
- -heavy purchasin
I values. Ol?sy
dainty little flea!
dress, misses str
5c per yard.
Pins and hair pii
2 l-2c dozen. He
? corset cover n
each. A pretty g
From a good wo
slipper. Then <
Come to see m
you should not s
Hon. James F..Byrnes.
The first annotiuceraentjfoi' con
gress, that of Hon. Janies F. Byrnesj
appears in this issue. Although yet
a young man. Mr. Byrnes has a wide
reputation as a lawyer of very mark
ed ability. Two years ago he was
elected by a large majority, solicitor
of the second circuit and has made
a splendid record as prosecuting at
torney. The valuable service that
he has rendered as solicitor Un in
creased his popularity and political
strength in Lis circuit. Mr. Byrnes
will in due season meat our neople
face to face, making known his po
sition on public questions.
Water For Public Square.
At the' regular meeting of the
council Saturday morning it was
unanimously agreed that the town
erect a tower and tank over the
well on the public square in order
to supply water for sprinkling the
streets and to be used in extinguish
ing tire. The order has been placed
through Messrs. Stewart & Kerna
ghan, who have very generously
consented to donate their profit to
the town. The tank will hold ISO
barrels of water and will be placed
upon an iron tower 40 feet high.
Water will be pumped into the
tank from the well with a gasoline
engine, and if the supply is found toi
be insufficient, a ram will be placed
in Beaver Dam near the old quarry,
where practically an unlimited quan
tity can be obtained. With a supply
of nearly 6,000 gallons of water al
ways on hand the insurance on prop
erty immediately adjacent to the
public square should be very ma
A Card From Mr. Bailey.
To My Friends and Neighbors:
I I desire to thank you for your
support, and wish to say that I am
still an applicant for magistrate of
the 6th district. At the proper
time I will get up a petition to the
delegation, asking that I be recom
mended to the governor for the
J. W. Bailey.
Modoc, S. C.
One Hundred Tons of Coal.
Col. Bailey is always on the alert,
taking advantage of everything that
will effect a saving in the operating
exr?nses of his school, which en
ables him to make rates to students
much lower than other institutions.
He has already purchased his next
winter's supply of coal. Three large
cars, aggregating 100 tons, arrived
last week. The miners quote very
low prices in the spring so as to ob
tain funds to operate on through
Notice of Election of Mayor and
Wardens for Town of
Notice is hereby given that an
election will be held on May 17th,
1910, in the courthouse for the pur
pose of electing a mayor and six
wardens for the town of Edgefield,
S. C., to serve the two ensuing
years. Polls to open at eight o'clock
a. m. and to close at four o'clock p.
m. The following are appointed to
serve as managers at the poll: J. EL
Kemp, J. P. Bates and H. C. Wat
J. It. Tompkins, Mayor,
W. H. Hailing, Clerk.
iring sale as promised in our ad
?st week, we are now prepared to
my items have been secured by our
g power very much below their
ou can buy a prettys material with
?S and stripes for childrens' school
eet dress or ladies house dresses at
is at lc proper. Pearl buttons at I
jmstitched handkerchiefs 25 c doz?r?
icely trimmed at 15, 25 and 39c
own at 35, 50. 69c, up to $2,50 each.
here's where we are always strong,
rkshoe on to the dainty street
comes the next yet comfortable
3.; We know of no good reason why
?hare in this sale.
S CORNER STORE,
H. TURNER, Proprietor
We are agents for the "celebrated Leonard Clean
able Refrigerators. There is nothing better on the
market. The ordinary refrigerator becomes damp
and mouldy in a short time; fhe woodwork becomes
saturated with moisture, warp^ and rets. And
mean while the food is contaminated by the smell of
mould. This is not the case with the "Leonard."
lt keej^s food free from taint. The inside parts*
are removable and can be taken out in a minute and
quickly cleaned. Come in and let us expldn its
p ; ^
Large assortment of ice-cream freezers both
'.White Mountain" and '"Arctic." We them^n
Call to see our Coolers and Filters. Themain
luxury for the home.
We carry a full stock of Pumps, Pipes, Hose and
fittings of all kinds.
Let us figure with you on a tank and tower, sup
plying your restdence and yremises with "water.
We sell^gasolene engines, Feed mills, etc.
Consult us when in in need of anything in our
line. We believe we can save you money.
Stewart and Kernagh
An Experienced Nurse.
Into the consulting; room of Sir
Chappham, Fyne, head of thc fa
mous surgical hospital in Splint
shire, the attendant admitted the
attractive young woman who had
written "urgent" on her card, says
the Washington Post. "And what
is the matter with you?" said the
great man. "I wish,'' she answered,
"'to become a nurse in this institu
tion." The surgeon said, "First, one
question. Have you had any i previ
ous experience?" She dazzled him
with a reassuring smile. ' Experi
ence!" she cried. "I should think so.
Two of my brothers play football,
another has tried to cross the Eng
lish Channel in an aeroplane of his
own make, mother is a suffragette
and father keeps a motor car."
Special Instruction During Sum
We have been instructed to state
that Prof. P. P. Burns, Maj. T. J.
Lyon and Prof. J. F. Entzminger
will remain in Edgefield through
the summer and will give special in
struction to any pupils who may be,
behind in their classes, or will also
prepare students for entering any
class in thc higher colleges. Pupils
for special instruction during the
summer are solicited from the coun
try districts as well as from Edge
field and the ojiher towns in the
county.- These gentlemen can be
seen in person at the South Carolina
Co-Educational Institute or com
municated with by mail.-Adv.