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J. L. MEMS .... EDITOR
- ONE YEAR -. - -
SIX MONTHS - -
WEDNESDAY, UTA Y B5th, 1910.
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S Absonca of occupation is not S
S rest;'a mind quite vacant is a !
S mind distressed.-CO vV PER. \
It costs something to be a candidate
in Richland county. At a recent meet
ing of the executive committee of that
county the following assessments were
levied upon candidates: r
"Superintendent of education $50,
m aster $50, judge of probate $50, audi
tor $30, treasurer $30, supervisor $30,
State senator $50, house of representa
tives $50, county commissioner $5/
"The candidates for magistrate were
assessed as follows: Columbia $25.
Upper Waverly and Olympia $10 each,
and all others $5."
It appears from the foregoing that
all magistrates in Richland county are
elected in the primary.
Let Magistrates be Elected in
Primary This Tear.
. A meeting of the County Democratic
Executive Committee has -been called
for the first Monday in June for the
purpose of considering a petition ask
ing that magistrates be elected in the
primary this year.
As the action of the convention in
suggesting that the election of magis
trates be taken out of the primary was
hasty, the matter not having been con
sidered by the township clubs, and
was only brought before the conven
tion incidentally, it is believed that a
majority of the committee will favor
the election of the magistrates in the
primary this year.
Let it be borne in mindc that the ac
tion of the convention was only a sug
gestion to the executive committee,
and even that suggestion was made by
a very small majority, 30 to 32, indica
ting that the sentiment of the conven
tion itself was not very decided. It is
very probable that had the matter
been discussed by the township clubs,
a majority of the delegates to the con
vention-would have been instructed to
oppose such action by the conven
Should the committee fail to heed
the suggestion of the county conven
tion, its action would not violate the
bpirit or letter of the constitution. On
the contrary, such action wcaild be en
tirely consistent with the provisions of
the constitution, which v distinctly
states that, "The County Executive
-Committee of any county shall be at
liberty to order a primary election for
Technically, the county campaign
does not open until the county conven
tion is. held, but in obedience to a long
standing custom, amounting almost to
an unwritten law of the party in this
county, aspirants to office launch their
candidacy early in the spring of each
"campaign year." In obedience to
this custom, a dozen or more men who
aspired to the office of magistrate en
tered the campaign in good faith, nev
er dreaming that steps would be taken
to deprive them of rights and privileges
that were granted to aspirants to this
office two years ago. These men have
laid plans, which have involved more
or less effort, time and expense, to the
end that the office be filled by a pri
mary election, and, now, at the eleventh
hour, to deprive them of this privilege
is, to say the least of it, not dealing
justly with them. It is for justice
that The Advertiser pleads. j
The executive committee can grant
the petition, and a very reasonable one
it is, without subverting any Democrat
ic'principle or party rule. On the con
trary, to refuse to grant it, in the light
of all the circumstances, will be dis
We endorse most heartily-and
would like to see the endorsement
general among the state press-what
the Branchville Journal says re
garding ''syndicate editorials" that
are being used by some of our state
exchanges. Surely they, have not
considered the situation.
"As the Journal says, let such
things go in as "fillers;" or let them
go in as "contributed"-any way
-rather than as thoughts and expres
sions of the editor of the paper.
This is a matter that concerns the
reputation and good name of the
of the state, and therefore is a prop
er subject of comment by.any news
paper that has the good of the pro
fession at heart.
. The Journal mentions the fact of
having;seen the eame thing, word
for word, in the editorial columns
of two newspapers. We have ob
served the same thing; and the fun
ny part of it in this case was that
one of the papers was a negro re
publican paper. ,
Brother, if you are using syndi
cate editorials,"-cut'em out. -^-New
A yoting man of 18 married the
mother of his father's second wife;
thereby becoming his father-in-law
and his stepmother's stepfather,
while his father's daugher*in-law
becomes his mother-in-law and
but what's the use?
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this county, an Edgefield boy.
' Exercise by Expression Class.
A-very pleasing feature of tl
commencement waa the presentatu
of "The Rainbow Kimona" by tl
class in Expression Friday evcnin
Each one of the young ladies pc
formed her part splendidly, reflec
ing the very thorough instructic
which they had received from Mi
Lillie May Bailey, who is in char'
of the Department of Expressio
In spite of the downpour of rai
early in the evening the large and
torium was wel? filled.
Meeting of Old Graduates.
The annual meeting of the alun
ni-alnmnae association was held Sa
urday morning, the address th
year being delivered by Mr. Joh
Black,.of AYilliston, class of 190'
Mr. Black is now a student of tl
Charleston Medical college. M
Scott Cain was chosen to delive
the address next year. M iv C. C
Fuller, Jr.^ was elected presider
of the association of graduates an
I Miss Lillie May Bailey, secretary
The exercises Saturday even In
were conducted under the auspice
of the literary societies, which ar
avery important factor in teachin;
the students to impart to othei
what they learn in the classroom.'
In order to stimulate the student
in developing their oratorical talenl
several of the leading citizens o
the town donate medals each year t
be awarded at the commencement.
In the Freshman declamation
contest the J. C. Sheppard meda
was awarded to Cadet AV. T. Hum
phreys, of Union. T/he.Bailey meda
was won in the Sophdmore contes
by Mr. H. N. Singletary, of Wil
liamsburg, and the N. CT. Evan:
medal was awarded to Cadet W
H.Johnson, of Aiken. The clocu
tjfon contest, between Miss Glady;
Rives and Miss Georgia 31a:
Wates, for the W. H. Turner med
al was won by Miss Rives. Tin
committee of judges was compose?
of Prof. G. F. Long, Rev. Monro?
Kneece and Mr. WI D. Holland.
Mr. Lyde R. Rhamc was awarde<
a medal by the Pierian Literary
Society for having made the mos
marked improvement in the worl
of the society during thc session
Mr. B. W. Boulware was awardec
a medal for making the most im
provement in th? Bailey Literary
society and Miss Everlou Shale
won the medal in the Fiddian Lit
?erary society. Miss Weinona Stron
was presented with a medal for he:
achievements in the vocal depart
ment. All of these medals were pre
sented very gracefull}- by Hon. J
The announcement that the von
erable' and saintly Dr. Gwaltne:
would preach the baccalaureate sei
mon attracted a very large congre
gation to the Baptist church Sundaj
morning. The music was furnished
by the college chorus, with Mrs
John R. Tompkins presiding at thc
pipe organ. Dr. Gwaltney chose as
his theme the fourth Wise Mari wh<
journeyed so long and faithfully ir
quest of his Master and King. Tb(
lessons drawn from this beautifu
narrative were very affectively pre
sented by Dr. Gwaltney witl
characteristic gentleness and tender
ness. Sunday evening the annual
sermon before the college Y. M. C.
A. and Y. AV. C. A. was preached
by Dr. Gwaltney, whose theme was
"Obedience to the Heavenly Vis
A great throng again assembled
in the college auditorium Mondaj
morning to witness the graduating
exercises. Seated upon the rostrun
were the trustees of the school
ministers of the town, faculty, mem
bers of the graduating class and th<
"orator of the occasjon, Hon. Johr
E. Swearingen. After verj' cr?dita
ble exercises by members of tin
graduating class Mr. . Swearinger
delivered the baccalaureate address,
which has been pronounced UK
ablest, most timely and most ap
propriate address ever delivered
from the S. C. C. I. . rostrum to s
class of graduates.
Ex-Gov. J. C. Sheppard, chair
man of the board of trustees, next
came forward to present the diplo
mas. After speaking in the highest
terms of the S. C. C. I., its presi
dent and faculty, and of the in
estimable value of the institution to
our town and county, Mr. Sheppard
paid the venerable Dr. Gwaltney a
very beautiful, well-deserved tribute
which met willi the heartiest res
ponse from the audience. Diplomas
were presented to the following
James L. Taylor, Brazil South
Elizabeth Louise Coleman, Leeds.
Annie Laurie Atta way, Port Roy
Maggie Mae Shaffer, Johnston;
Clara Dale Frier, Socrum, Fla.;
Lila Sheppard Fuller, McCormick;
Robert Alexander Hill, Union;
Jouett Davenport, Augusta, Ga;
Milledge Hankinson, Elko;
Leila Clarissa McCreary, Edge
Rosa Mae McNeill, AVatts;
Mary Elizabeth McTeer, Yemas
Margaret A'ashsi Turner, Edge
Henrietta A7 iola King, Camden;
Annie Eliza Keels, Lynchburg;
- Ruth Carolyn Forrest, Johnston;
Mary Estelle Buster, Batesburg;
: ?T.Can-iff Elizabeth EllioU, C?ssett;
Mattie Adeline Lanham,-Ropers.
A very fitting 'close or climax to
the -commencement exercises was
the "shower'' of beautiful bouquets
upon the members of the graduating
class by friends Mimong the citizen
ship of our town. Scores and scores
of enormous bouquets were borne
upon the rostrum by little Ouida
Pattison and Norma Shannonhouse.
Edgefield's gardens were stripped of
their Q choicest flowers to make
glad and happy the hearts of the
young people who as students have
been among us three or four years.
The "shower" of half a hundred or
more'bouquets as expressions of'love
and esteem was beautifully planned
by M rs. B. B. Jones.
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There were an" unusually large
number of old graduates in atten
dance upon the commencement.
Among them were the following:
Mr. Cleveland Callison, of Green
wood, who is now a law student.
Mr. John Black, of Williston,
who is attending the Charleston
Mr. Lewis Holmes, of Philippi,
who has been teaching near his
home during the past session.
Mr. C. C. Fuller, Jr., a student
of t'ne Atlanta Dental college, was
Mr. B. F. Burkhalter has been
teaching at North S. C.
Mr. A. S- Mellichamp, a mer
chant and farmer of Fairfield coun
Mr. Lewis Entzminger is State
Sunday School Secretary of Florida.
Mr. John Bush has been teaching
in Fairfield county.
Death of Mrs. Bell.
The Edgefield friends of Mr. and.
Mrs. Luther G.. Bell was deeply
pained Sunday afternoon by the an
nouncement of Mrs. Bell's death,
which occurred early Sunday morn-j
ing at her home near Clark's Hill.
The interment took place Monday
morning at Clark's Hillj. the funeral
being conducted by Rev. P. B. Lan
ham and Rev. T. H. Garrett, the
former being her pastor.
Mrs. Bell, Miss Annie Middleton
before her marriage to Mr. Bell in
181)7, was descended from an old
and greatly honored family, and
her untimely death, so regarded
from a human standpoint, has caus
ed many hearts throughout the
county to be sorrow stricken.
For several years after their mar
riage Mr. and Mrs. Bell lived in
Edgefield, and while a resident of
our town this good woman greatly
endeared herself to man j of Our
people who share this sorrow with
the bereaved loved ones. From Edge
field they ?? -nt to Red Hill to live
and later moved to Clark's Hill to
make their home permanently.
Mrs. Bell was a consecrated Chris
tian woman and although uncon
scious almost constantly for several
days preceding he'r death-, she ral
lied just before the end and stated
to one wlio was'near to the family
that she was prepared to face death
but wanted to live for Luther and
Mary," her devoted husband and
little eleven-year-old daughter. Not
only will she be missed in the once
happy home, but her place in the
community and church life must
remain vacant. Her loved ones have
the assurance that "she is not dead
but sjeepeth," and will await their
coming on the other shore.
The editor of The Adveitiser
begs to offer profound sympathy to
these bereaved friends.
Don't Forget Our Good Resolu
Are we keeping in mind our "re
solves" for the improvement of the'
home-a bathroom if possible, an
added, convenience or two in the
kitchen, more attractive home
grounds and a clean back yard? We
may not be able to accomplish all
these things,, but the season is here
when some of them may be under
taken, at least. The season is pos
sibly too far advanced to make a
beginning toward a lawn, but much
of the objectionable rubbish may be
removed and vines may be planted
about the front porch. There is
nothing more attractive for porch
decoration than the Virginia creep
er that grows wild in our woods.
Making Herself Clear.
He had proposed by telegraph
and asked her to telegraph her re
ply. The regulation tax allows ten
words for the minimum fee, and her
answer ram: "Yes, gladly, willingly,
joyfully, delightfully, gratefully,
lovingly, yes, yes, yes."-Argua
A Kansas farmer was asked by a
brewery agent: "What are you
farmers going to do without a mar
ket for your grain, if you close the
brewery and saloons?" "Well,"
was the reply, "stranger, I don't ex
actly know, but I guess we will
have to raise a few more hogs and a
few less jail-birds."
Better Than Lard.
Wesson's pure cotton seed oil is
a cooking substitute for lard and
butter. No greasy food, no. dyspep
sia. Odorless and tasteless. Benefits
I eal th, pocket-book and domestic
atmosphere. Try a can and you will
always use it-only 25 cents.
Penn & Holstein.
Miss Still Closes Schoo! at Mo
.Modoc school closed, teacher re
turns to her home in Grconwood.
We cannot prevent chords of sad
rtflss-from gathering around our
hearts to-day for our loving teacher
Miss Carrie Still is leaving us. We*
wish she could open tim doors of
our hearts and see how 'much she
will be missed in our community
land church. Her sweet alto voice
was always present. She was ever
ready to lend a willing hand for the
I service of the Lord.
We regret very much to see her
leave us, but we can say that she
leaves a host of friends, young and
old, who are comforted by the old
saying "The best of friends have to
R A FRII;Ni).
Our colored muslin in the dainty
patterns and all wash goods and
summer dress goods can be had in
nice assortment at
For the best selection of children's
misses' lace oxfords of standard
(makes call to see ^
?Notice of Executive Committee I
i The County Executive Commit
tee of the Democratic party of
Edgefield County ijre hereby called
to meet at Edgefield Court House
on the first Monday in June,
1910, being the 6th day of said
month, at ll o'clock a. m. Every
member of the ComntTttee is urged
to be present, as im pori ant business
is to be transacted, and a petition
with reference to takinir Magistrates
out of the primary will have to he
B; E. Nicholson,
May 23, 1!>!0. Chairman.
Rives Bros. millinery deport
ment is still supplied with the late
novelties of the season with an ex
pert milliner from Ballimore in
Clemson Agricultural College
The examination for thc award, of
scholarships in Clemson Agricultural
College will be held in the County
Court House on Friday. July 8th, at 9
a. m. Applicants must fill out proper
forms, to be secured from the County
Superintendent of Educalion, before,
they will be allowed to stand the exam
inations. For detailed information, ap
ply to the Superintendent'of Education,
or to the President of Clemson Col
lege. - (.
Applicants for admission to the Col
lege, but not seeking for the scholar
ships, will also stand entrance exami
nations at the court house July 8th.
. The scholarships are worth"$100 and
The next session of the college opens
Sept. 14th, 1910.
COST AND COURSES OF STUDY.
(2) Agriculture and Chemistry.
(3) Agriculture and Animal Indus
(4) Chemistry and Geology.
(5) Civil Engineering.
(6) Mechanical and Electrical. En
(7) Textile Industry.
Cost per session, including Board,
Laundry, Heat, Light, Uniform and all
fees, $118.70. Books and all other mis
cellaneous supplies, about $20.00. For
students who pay tuition, $10.00 addi
For catalog and information, annly
W. M. RIGGS,
Mrs. Margaret Lambert, a repro
duction of whose likeness appears
above, lives at 151 Broad street,
New Haven, Conn. Mrs. Lambert
recently had a narrow escape from
the surgeon's knife, regarding which
?experience she says:
"Fey more than five years I
suffered from the worst form of
stomach trouble, from which I could
We handle South
phate & Fertili
A. D. Bone
Acid of al
These goods are now in
make good. M;
values. Of us ;
dainty little flee
dress, misses st:
5c per yard.
Pins and hair p:
2 l-2c dozen. H
A corset cover i
each. A pretty ?
From a good w<
Come to see u
you should not i
Attention is il i roc ted to" thc .ad
vertisement of Profs. J. F. Entz
minger, P. P. Burns, .and T. J.
Lyon. They have been engaged to
conduct the regular county summer
school for teachers and in connec
tion therewith will give special in
struction to any students who may
be behind in certain studies or they
will prepare young ladies or young
men for entering college.
If you desire special instruction on
any branches communicate with
these gentlemen, all of whom is a
specialist in their respective fields.
Our stock of harness is tho lar
gest that we have ever carried.
Wagon and buggy harness, singlej
or double, light or heavy. We have
any kind you want, with the prices
Ramsay ?fc Jones.
Every farm should be equipped
with a good Bell. Shipment just re
ceived and marked at very reason
able prices. <
F te waft ?fc Kernaghan.
get no relief whatever. My case
baffled all the doctors. They gave
me no hope at all, and finally said
mjr only chance lay in an operation.
I experienced the utmost agony
while undergoing an examination.
I dreaded the surgeon's knife and
was willing to do anything to avoid
"I was attracted by an advertise
ment of the Cooper remedies and de
cided to give Cooper's New Discov
ery a trial. Within a week I was
feeling better, the pain having sub
sided considerably. Continuing T
improved steadily, and iii two
months' time was a well woman.
"I can now eat anything I like
without feeling the least distress
afterward, and am enjoying better
health than I have had for years. I
am deeply grateful for what Coop
er's New Discovery has done for
me. It savod my life when the doc
tors had given me up."
We are agents for Cooper's New
Discovery, the medicine which ac
complished so much for Mrs. Lam
bert. It has made a wonderful record
in all parts of the county.(Penn cfc
ern States Phos
zer Co's goods.
the warehouse ready
aring sale as promised in our ad
last week, we are now prepared to
any items have been secured by our
ig power very much below their
you can buy a pretty material with
ks and stripes for childrens' school
reet dress or ladies house dresses at
ins at lc paper. Pearl buttons at
emstitched handkerchiefs 25c dozen.
licely trimmed at 15, 25 and 39c
jown at 35, 50, 69c, up to $2,50 each.
[ here's where we are always strong.
yrk shoe on to the dainty street
comes the neat yet comfortable
s. We know of no good reason why
share in this sale.
E CORNER STORE,
Wc are agents for the celebrated Leonard Clean
able Refrigerators. Tnere is frothing better on the
market. The: ordinary refrigerator becomes damp
and mouldy in a short time; the woodwork becomes
saturated with moisture, warp-; and rots.; And
meanwhile the food is contaminated by the smell of
mould. This is not the case with the "Leonard."
It keeps food free from taint, The inside^parts
are removable and can be taken out in a minut? and
quickly cleaned. Come in and let us explain its
Large assortment of ice-cream freezers both
'.White Mountain" and- '-Arctic." We have
Call to see our Coolers .md Filters. They mean
luxury for the li o m e.
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 you/residence and premises 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 Kernaghan
An Experienced Nurse.
Into the consulting room of Sir
Chappham, Fyne, hoad of the 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 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 the higher ebllegesr Pupils
for special instruction during the
summer are .solicited from the coun
try districts as well as from Edge
iield and the other towns in tba
coiyity. "These gentlemen can be
seen in person at the South Carolina
Co-Educational Institute or com
municated with by mail.- Adv,