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ONE YEAR ' - - - - $1.50
. SIX^MONTHS -? - '- - .75
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1910
It is not wealth, nor ancestry bat
honorable conduct and a noble dispo
sition that make men great-OVID.
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Charleston has manifested a fond
ness for Lyons as well as "tigers."
The largeness of Georgia's peach
+ crop will to some extent make up for
the shortness of her cotton crop.
It is doubtful whether Abbeville, his
home county, can possibly give Attor
ney General Lyon a greater ovation
than he received in Charleston Satur
The season for sowing peas having
closed, farmers should .begin to plan
for their winter cover crop to be sown
in the early fall. Land should not be
left without a growing crop. Peas
make hay and store nitrogen in the soil
in summer/and vetch, clover, etc., ac.
complish the same in the winter.
V - N . ' / "* ' .j .
War Upon Worthless Canines.
For some years Charleston, like most
other towns and. cities, .has been in
fested with worthless dogs, and as a
result several .persons have fallen vic
tims of mad dogs. In their determina
tion to rid the city of worthless, va
grant dogs the authorities passed a
stringent dog ordinance and appointed
ari official dog catcher. The result has
been the seizing of 502 stray dogs with
in the past three months, 478 of this
number being shot More than one
thousand owners of dog3 have procur
ed licenses. Having gotten the dog
situation thoroughly under- control,
Charleston's officials should now give a
thought*to the tigersr
Sim?ry'tadustrial Enterprises Needed.
As much as Edgefield needs another
railroad, her need for sundry industri al
enterprises is almost as great. For
some weeks the daily papers have re
ported the payment of semi-annual div
idends from scores of towns and cities
over the state, but unfortunately Edge
field was not among them. The busi
nesa of this town is dependent almost
entirely apon agriculture, consequent
ly when the cotton crop is short the
business? interests of Edgefield suffer
If a hosiery mill over-all factory,
brick-yard, door-siish-and-bhnd facto
ry, canning factory, steam laundry,'
ice plant, wood-working plant, knit
ting mill, another :otton mill, and half
dozen other enterprises were in opera
*tion here, the weeli ly or semi-monthly
pay rolls would furnish a steady flow
of ready cash, making the business of
the ?focal merchants brisk the year
round/ As it is, the business of the
town is dependent solely upon cotton.
After the cotton money is spent in the
fall and the/ money that is borrowed
from the banks is upent in the sering,
there is very little cash in circulation.
Just as a farmer should diversify his
interests so as to have something tc
sell every month in the year, so shoulc
a merchant have soroe^ source, such ai
pa/ rolls of mills, factories, etc., t<
draw ready cash from the year round
Supreme Court to be Enlarged.
During the last session of the gener
al assembly a joint resolution was. pass
\ ed submitting an amendment to th
people in the primary election thi
. summer providing for the enlargemen
of the supreme court.of the state b;
"the election of an^ additional associ?t
justice, making four instead of three
The need for the proposed increase i
sa great that there is-little doubt tha
the amendment will be practical!
unanimously! adopted. In anticipatio
of a favorable result, there are said t
"be already two applicants for th
place, Judge -R. Wilfcers Memmingei
of Charleston, and Hon. J. P. Cary, c
. Pickens. Either of these gentleme
would easily measure up to the rc
quired'standard, but. South Carolin
can ill afford to l?se the "Hon. R. "W
Memminger as a circiit judge. Sine
he donned the ermine the tone an
dignity of ourxourts have been percet
While he dispenses justice with a
even hand, Judge Memminger has nc
hesitated to depart from the "beate
path," blazing the way where no pn
c?dent had been established, whenevc
the exigency of the case demanded ii
This initiative, if we may call it sud
on the part of the circuit judges j
what is needed to restore the courts c
TOUT state to their pristine plane. 1
must be conceded that the people %
large have not the respect for tl
courts that they had in days gone ty
Attend Meeting Friday.
That Edgeneld's roads have bee
wonderfully improved within the paj
decade, no one can reasonably quei
tion, and yet our public highways i
the niain are far from what the
should, be. The fact is, they fa
abort of the standard that is .being sc
by a majority of the counties. Ol
people should be interested, in the mal
ter of making further improvement
Up to this time practically all work hi
been of a temporary nature. What i
needed is a system of road buiidir
that looks to permanent improvement.
Phis question is being agitated all over
the 3ti-. :e. Good roads meetings and
rallies are being held in e very^county.
Can Edgefield afford to lag behind in
this matter? Even if we are willing
to continue to haul our produce to mar
ket over unsatisfactory reads, we
should be interested in further im
provement as a matter of county pride.
It would sound very badly ir deed for
an individual who had traveled in eve
ry county in the state to say, "Edge
field county has the worst roads in the
state." That can be said in. a few
years, unless our people imbibe some
of the good roads spirit that la in the
air. Other counties are forging ahead
and unless we fall in line, the proces
sion will pass, leaving Edgefield in the
mud and mire.
The Columbia Record's Good Roads
party will reach Edgefield Friday of
this week for the purpose of address
ing the Edgefield people. The meet
ing will be held in? the court house.
Attend the meeting and urge your
neighbors to attend also.
Preachers And Politics.
There is no reason why a minis
ter should not endorse a candidate
for public position if he wants to.
He is no less a man and citizen be
cause of his profession, and he of
all people should be intensely inter
ested in good government. We"are
glad to ?ee the preachers taking an
interest in politics or anything else
that helps .for civic righteousness.
It is not only their but essentially
their duty, and all this talk about
preachers mixing in politics is bun
combe. We have never yet heard of
a candidate refusing tho endorse
ment of a minister, and any man
should be proud to obtain it. This
is not the first campaign in whicfr
the name of a minister has been
used as endorsing a candidate, and
it will not. be the last by any means.
This newspaper is not supporting
any candidate for governor so far,
but simple justice warrants the fore
The observations of the Bamberg
Herald strike us as being quite
sound. If there is any reason why a
preacher has not exactly the same
right as any other individual to ex
p?ess himself on politics, we do not
know what it is. There are people
even who claim that a newspaper
has no right to interest itself with
politics; but it is a very easily no
ticeable fact that the claim only ap
plies to newspapers that are on ihe
opposite side from ^ the claimant.
And here is the secret. 'Preachers
have a right in politics if they are
on the right side.-Yorkville En
Our observation has been that
nine-times out often ministers think
right on public question and h?-.ve
proper estimates of public men.
You can always count upoa dema
gogues and politicians of low type
questioning the right of the preach
er to "express himself on politic/3.
important Announcement Con
cerning Woman's Mission
. The annnal meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary Union of Edge
field association will convene at Re
hoboth church on Thursday and
Friday August, 25th and 26th. The
first session will be begin at 10:?0
Thursday morning, and the
morning session will be entirely de
voted to the work of the woman's
fission societies. Mrs. I. C. Win
go our state, president of South
Carolina W. M. U., will (bi
with us on that occasion. Mrs. M,
B. Clinkscaltis vice-president ol
western division, Mrs. S. T. Salv
ter white,, formerly ?Miss Gertrud;
Bramfield, and probably Mrs. W
JT. Hatcher of Johnston, state BU
perintendent of young people's so
The first afternoon session wil
be given to the Sunbeam work an<
special exercises by the sunbeams o
the various societies, each tmnbean
band furnishing some part of tb
program. Mrs. Hatcher will ad
dress this meeting and each sun
beam leader will make an annual re
port of her work.
There will be no night session
Friday will be devoted to the worl
of the young woman's auxiliary
and will be presided over by a mern
ber of that organization. Specia
exercises will be prepared for thi
department by the Edgefield youni
woman's auxiliary. Mrs. Win go am
Mrs. Satterwhiv,e will discuss vari
oua phases of Y. W. A. endeavor.
It it very necessary that all sc
cieties refer to their apportionmen
cards, and see to it that the amount
are very nearly raised by that time
nearly enough sc* to be entirely me
by the last of September when ou
conventional year closes.
A banner has been' offered th.
sunbeam soeiety in our associate
which first returns their apportion
ment card with all amounts raised
the year beginning October 1st
1909, ending October 1st, 19*10.
The apportionment for the wc
men's societies this year is over fii
teen hundred dollars. Divide tba
amount among thirty-five societie
and see what the amount would b
for each one. Our society will con
tribute about five hundred dolla o!
that amount. *
Last year the woman's missioi
societies raised over twelve hun
dred and fifty dollars. Let us mov
forward to greater things this year
Full program will be publik hid nex
Yours in the work,
Mrs. J. L. Mi ms,
\rraigned Charleston For Her
Lawlessness. * \
Some Laving intimated that Hon.
D. C. Featherstone would have very
little to say in Charleston against
the sale of liquor, we publish the
report of his speech in Charleston
Saturday as given by the News and
Courier. Instead of growing' weak
er on this particular issue, Mr.
Featherstone had the courage to
speak out more plainly than at the
meetings in 4 dry" counties. The
following is the News and Courier's
' "The Hon. C. C. Featherstone
was received with some applause,
after on opening anecdote which
took well with the audience, he re
ferred to his business and profes
sional r?cord, claiming that he had
equal ability with any man in the
race. He said he intended giving
the "same prohibition sp^il in Char
leston, where I understand it is not.
altogether popular, that I have giv
en in all the other counties."
. "Mr. Featherstone then proceeded
to give his argument in favor of
State-wide prohibition, saying that
"I do not intend to trim my soles to
suit the varying Jminds." He said
Charleston county was practically
nullifying the laws of contiguous
territory.-;At this point the speaker
grew somewhat strong in his denun
ciation of the enforcement of
the liquor law in this city; he did
not mince words but said that the
disgraceful winking at lawlessness
in Charleston prevented this city
wielding its due influence in the
State." He said that the 80 per
cent of the people in the State are
not going to allow theother 20 per
cent among which is Charleston, to
dictate, the policy of the Govern
Ic was noticeable that Mr. Feath
erstone waxed warmer and stronger
in his denunciation of the illicit
sale of 'liquor and lack of law en
forcement, especially in Charleston,
than he has been on any 6turap thus
far. He appealed to the better ele
ment of the city to rise up and en
force the law, and not to "breed
lawlessness" and raise a generation
of men who have no respect for the
law. This statement was received
"Mr. Featherstone told the peo
ple they needn't vote for him if
they disapproved of his views on
the liquor question, but he said they
should not vote for a man on any
particular issue; they should pick a
good, clean, honest man; however,
the progress of the State did depend
on the man who occupied the Gov
ernor's chair. He said there was
"a varied assortment to pick from.
"The speaker predicted that
South Carolina would soon float the
"Touching on the question of
taxes, education, good roads and bi
ennial sessions of the Legislature,
.four-year terms of office, Mr. Feath
erstone closed with an appeal for a
Christian citizenship arid the en
forcement of law. He was cheerec
W.C T.U. Observed "Flowe:
Mr. Editor: Allow me to tell yoi
of the diversified and delightfu
meeting held by the Flower Missioi
Department of the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union on Frida;
lo inst at the beautiful and spaciou
home of Mrs. J.'L. Hims. Thi
branch of the union was originate!
by Jennie Cassiday who, like Dorca
of old, was noted for her good deeds
,She was an invalid and has passe*
to her reward in the great beyonc
but her memory is kep*t fresh b
observing her birthday, June 9tl
The members of this union striv
to emulate her noble example b
doing some good to the sick and ui
fortunate. After the usual openin
hymn and prayer, the following ii
teresting program was carried oi
and enjoyed by the large assembly
Greetings from national superii
tendent, Mrs. Leila Sewal, of Bo
ton; and message from Miss Jessi
Curtis, state superintendent. Thes
were followed by recitations b
Miss Georgia May Wates; song I
Mrs. J. R. Tompkins; recitation b
Miss Florence Peak; chorus by li
tie girls; reading, "Making smiles,
by Mrs. R. H. Mims; piano solo I
Miss Ellen Dunovant; recitatio
? by Miss Gladys Rives; song b
Louise Lyon; piano solo, by Mil
Edwardina Blalock. After carryin
out this program a report of wor
done on the birthday was rea^ i
follows: 43 waiters of refreshment
1 dinner, 1 glass of jelly, 2 drive
40 visits to sibk, 4 baskets of vegi
iables, 2 baskets peaches, 45 basket
fruit, cake and flowers, 1 dozen egg
i)8 bouquets, 55 text cards. I lette
of encouragement, contribution o
#5.00 to sick and unfortunate ma
with family of little children,
pitcher milk, 1 package sugar,
outfit of clothes.
The program being finished th
guests were served with delicio!
refreshments. This meeting is n
membered as one of thc most ei
joyable social events.
. In token of their very exceller
report of tlie good deeds perform?
on Flower Mission Day, Mrs. I
H. Mims was presented with a silv(
VY C. T. IT. pin and Miss Add:
Cartlidge was presented with a bool
The ladies will find Mrs. Hatchc
at the DuBo.se Hotel. She will I
irlad to see them at any time. SI:
will keep up her beauty wor]
Bring your combings alor.g an
have a braid nmde.-Ad.
Red Hill News Items.
The farmers around here are exr
ceedingly blue over tile present out
look" for the crop year, incessant
rains having: fallen for the past
month. The* crop situation is be
coming; alarming-. The cotton is
over one month behind what it
should be at this time, and under
present conditions cannot grow.
The B. Y P. U. met Sunday af
ternoon and excellent talks were
made by Messrs. Lewis Kubanks,
Atkinson and others, and excellent
papers were read by Miss Lula
Quarlea jiiicl Miss Essie Hussey.
Mrs. Burnett and her beautiful
daughter from Greenwood are vis
iting her daughter, Mrs. Marcellus
Mrs. Estelle 'Thomas and chil
dren from Anderson are visiting her
parents and friends, who are glad
to welcome them.
The house-wives, like the ants,
are busy packing away for winter,
as this is the fruit season.
Miss Madge Wood who was on
the sick list, we hope is improving.
Miss Annie Quarles isa'so on the
sick list and we hope for her a
Don't, forget the Sunday School
convention, Wednesday and Thurs
day after , fourth Sunday, the 27th
and 28th. .
Ol m eldo.
Cold Spring, S. C.
Amending the Declaration.
"How old are you, Uncle Amos?"
'Mist a hundred boss."
"A hhndred years old?"
"Do you remember any of the
great men who were alive when you
were a boy ?"
'Tes, snh; I done seen Gin'l
Jawge Washingt'n many a time
when I was a piccaninny."
1 But, Uncle Amos, George
Washington died 11U years ago."
"Dat so, boss? Den I's about a
hundred an' fo'teen yeahs old sub."
Try one of our rubber bath
Colored Methodists to Meet in 1
The Sunday school convention of
the Columbia district of the African ,
Methodist Episcopal church will 1
convene in Trinity A. M. E. church <
in the town of Edgefieid on Thurs- i
day, July '28th, continuing through j
Sunday the 31st. Several leading
men and w'omen of the race will be I
present during the convention. The
annual sermon will be preached on
Thursday night by Rev. W. D. 1
Humbert, D. D. of Newberry. The I
educational sermon will be preach- |
ed on Friday night by Rev. J. M.
Jackson, of Columbia. * This will
be followed by an address by Rev.
\V. D. Chappol, D. D., president of
Allen university, Columbia. Other
features of the convention will be
the reading of reports from the va
rious,.' Sundajr schools. Institute
work will be conducted by members
of the convention. Several inter
esting papers will be read. The
public is cordially invited to aitend
B. F. Lee, Bishop,
J. W. Likes, Pres'd Elder
J. M. Carson, Pastor. j
Mrs. Packern-Henry, what pun
ishment should be meted out to a
man who proposes to a woman and
then refuses to marrjr her? Peck;
em-He should be compelled to
marr}'' her.-Chicago News.
There will be a meeting of the
share-holders of The Edgefieid
Building & Loan Association held
in its oihee at the Bank of Edge
field, Edgefieid, S. C., at G o'clock
p. m., August ls^t, 1910, for the
purpose of considering a resolution
of the Board of Directors of the
said Association authorizing an in
crease of the capital stock of the
said corporation from forty-live
thousand (S4.%000.0u) dollars at its
present limit, to, the maximum
amount of one hundred thousand
W. W. ADAMS, Pres. '
E. J. Miras, Sec'ry.
A year or more ago, Ernest Hen
singer, a promising young resident
of Sandwich, HI., found himself in
a condition of physical decline,
which was finally evercome by the
application of proper treatment. In
the following brief statement Mr.
Hensinger tells o? the fnanner in
which he was restored Pb health:
"For two years I was a victim of
stomach trouble. I had a poor ap
petite, and was frequently nauseated
at the mere sight of food. After
eating I wo?|ld be in distress from
the gas on my stomach. I/wad ter
ribly constipated. -I lo;st 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 Fwas per
suaded to try Cooper's New Dis
covery. The first bottle gave me so
much relief that I continued its use,
taking three bottles in all. lean
now eal,anj'thing I wish without
feeling any effect afterward. My
bowels are in good condition,, and
I am again strong and well.
"Last fall I noticed a slight in
dication of distress, but a few closes
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.) \
WHEN Cortright Metal Shingles were first introduced (24 years
ago) you had some excuse for bcii\g sceptical :
If you are sceptical it can only bc because you d? not know the
facts in the case.
They are used today from the Atlantic to the Pacific for all kinds
of buildings, under all conditions. ^
They are fireproof, stormproof; never leak and last as long as the
building itself without needing repairs.
For further detailed information apply to
STEWART & KERNAGHAN,
Edgefield S. C
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Die Farmers Bank ,
Of Edgefield begins the
Sew Year with mueh appreciation to thc public for the liberal patronage !
?xtend?d to it in the past. For the New Year, 1010, it wishes its custo/
ners and patrons a prosperous season, and asks a continuance of their
Combined Capital and Surplus - - - $100,000.00
Interest paid on deposits by special agreement. We are authorize-'
;o act as guardian, administrator, trustee and accept trnpcs generally uhr
fer our charter. A General banking business transacted on reasonable
:enr.8. Prompt attentiorj given to all business in our liue.
We Solicit Your Deposit Account.
On Real Estate.
Long time, Easy Payments
Reliable representatives wanted
The Jackson Loan & Trust Co
120 West Capital St., JACKSON, Mississippi
Make Summer Cooking Easy
Get a BLUE FLAME Oil
Sf ?ve? We guarantee
ES & SON
We also sell fruit jars, extra rubbers, extra tops and jelly tumb
lei's. Call on us or phone us j
t, .T. ,t,,tt
Spells trouble unless*
you buy the right
kind. Now 1 do net
wish to get you in
trouble, that will
come to you without
buying it. But I do want to sell you an M. M. Mo
torcycle. They arc Brimful of business and pleas
ure with the trouble cut out. They are the stay-in
fix kind with the top notch quality. If you would
like to see one, a post card will bring it to your door,
W. S. G: HEATH,
Contractor and agent for M. M. motorcycle in
Edgefield, Aiken and Saluda counties
Summer Clothing For Men
Now is the time when" every boy and man
must have light' weight clothing. We are''
better prepared, than ever to supply your
needs. Wors teds, serges, cassi mers, etc., are
here in all sizes and made up in the latest
styles. Why sweat and swelter? Come and
be comfortably clothed at our store.
Large stock of Hats, Underwear,
Neckwear and furnishings of all
kinds. We sell the celebrated
Crossett and Royal Blue shoes.
Try a pair t
DORN & MIMS
I beg to announce that I am now associated with
?RRINGT0N BROS & C0
863 Broad St., Augusta, Ga?
and invite all my friends and acquaintances in Edgefield and
Saluda counties to write or call on me when in need of Gro
ceries or stock feed any kind. I will make it to your interest
to patronize me.
M. Gary Sateher