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The American "Leprosy."
The trial of a young man in Vir
ginia, charged with killing his wife,
has fHled the papers with much
that is unsavory; and many think
that the publication of such testi
mony has an injurious effect upon
public morals. There is much that
could be said along this line, but
we should remember that such trials
simply uncover, they do not
produce, social conditions. They
turn on the light and light is heath
ful. There are certain social evils,
which are occupying the very
sources of life, but which never
come to the surface even for a mo
ment, except in such revelations as
that which has come in this Vir
ginia trial. But whether good or
evil comes of these revelations de
pends, at last, wholly upon the
moral judgments the community
pronounces upon them. ?
There was one feature in the tes
timony of the unfortunate young
wife, which, we think, the public
cannot afford to let pass unnoticed.
It points to an evil about which too
little is said; and about which too
little is known by th" public. This
silence and ignorance would be ex
cusable if the evil lurked only in
vile districts in the city and did not
endanger the purest of the most
innocent homes. And the igno
rance and silence ^ould be the bet
ter justified if only a few homes
were endangered. But such is not
the case. The dispatches which
gave the account of the testimony
of the heart-broken mother simply
say: "Prosecutor Wendenberg ques
tioned the woman as to her knowl
edge of the domestic life of the
Beatties and brought to the sus
face a point intended as relevant to
the alleged motive of the murder,
namely, that Beattie's physical con
dition, due to dissipation, had
caused much unhappiness to hi?
In these veiled words reference is
made to a disease and an evil the
extent of which, if we are to be
lieve the testimony of the whole
medical profession, is certainly ap
palling. In conversation with phy
sicians recently we were amazed be
yond all measure to be told that by
the very lowest estimate eighty-five
per cent of the me n folk of this
country are or have been contami
nated: and some physicians think
that ninety-five per cent, is nearer
the truth. If the effects of these
horrible diseases were confined
wholly to the guilty they would be
even then too awful to contemplate;
but we are dealiug with an evil that
can be transmitted in its loathe
someness to a man's innocent off
spring. Who can think of such a
thing without a shudder? But by
far the most astonishing thing we
learned in our conversation with the
physicians-it is almost unbelieva
ble^-is that the profession estimates
that about eighty-five per cent, of
the surgical operations on the inno
cent wives of America has been
caused by this unnamable evil !
And what is being done to pro
tect society and the home, and the
home that is to be, the young bride
and the unborn children? The an
swer is, nothing, absolutely nothing
in many states. What can be done?
Much in every way. Above all,
the distraction of the double stand
ard. But also the state should re
fuse to issue a marriage license to a
man who is less entitled to it than a
rotting leper.-Baptist Courier.
Have Made many Edgefield
No wonder scores of Edgefield
citizens grow enthusiastic. It is
enough to make anyone happy to
find relief after years of suffering.
Public statements like the following
are but truthful representations of
the daily work done ;n Edgefield by
Doan's kidney pills.
Mrs. Hattie Dunn, Edgefield, S.
C., says: "I suffered from kidney
complaint for several years and my
health was so badly run down that
I could hardly get around. The kid
ney secretions were in bad shape
and caused me no end of trouble.
On various occasions I have used
Doan's kidney pills and have re
ceived a world of good from them.
They have helped all my kidney ills
and have made me feel like another
person. Pains in my back and sides
disappeared when I used Doan's
kindey pills and my kidneys again
did their work as they should. This
remedy, is without doubt the best
one to be had for kidney complaint."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milbu'rn Co., Buf
falo, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other
A Satiric Gem.
This anecdote portraying the
biting side of Mark Twain's wit
comes from "Little stories about
Mark Twain." The humorist once
asked a neighbor if he might bor
row a set of his books.
"You're welcome to read them in
my library." replied the neighbor,
ungraciously, * but it is my rule
never to let my books leave my
Some weeks later the same neigh
bor sent over to ask for the loan of
Mark Twain's lawn mower.
"Certainly,,' said Mark, "but
since I make it a rule never to let it
leave my lawn, you will be obliged
to use it there."
?i?-?t- --T?? iiTiii?>mLTiia ?.
A Dreadful Sight.
To H J Barnum, of Frc-eville, N.
Y., was the fever sore that had
plagued his life for years in spite
of many remedies he tried. At last
he used Bucklen's Arnica Salve and
wrote: "lt has entirely healed with
scarcely a scar left." Heals burns,
boils, eczema, cuts, bruises, swell
ings, corns and piles like magic.
Only 25c'at Penn & Holstein's, W
E Lynch & Co., B Timroons.
We have just received a line of
new medicines that are highly rec
for the digestion-Glyco-phosphate
an excellent tonic-Glyco-mullein,
for coughs and colds-liquid Div
ortine, for the kidneys-Laxinacea
for constipation. Try these reme
dies. B. Timinons.
Storm insurance, tornado, dwell
ings 20 cents per 8100.
E. J. Norris, A^t.
The season for ice cream and ice
cream freezers is here. Lotus sup
ply you with a freezer-the kind
that does the work quick and satis
Stewart & Eernaghan.
Let us sell you a refrigerator.
They are a necessity as well as real
luxury in hot weather.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Biggest stock of harness we have
ever carried. Single and double, all
weights and prices.
Ramsey & Jones.
Household paints of all kinds
the best at the lowest prices.
Drop in and see our "Baby Won
der" ice cream freezer.
Stewart & Eernaghan.
We carry a full line of reapers
for the McCormick, Osborn, Cham
pion and Deering mowers.-Stewart
Farm For Sale: In Ridge sec
tion, Ask for free list.
Johnston, S. C. Y. May.
Stewart & Kernaghan sells it for
Just received one car load each
numbers one and two shingles.
W. W. Adams & Co.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina-County
Whereas there has been filed with
the County Board of Education of
Edgefield county, State of South
Carolina, a petition of more than
one third of the resident electors,
and a like proportion of the resi
dent free-holders of the age of 21
years of North Meriwether School
District No. 12, in said county and
state asking an election in said dis
trict for the purpose of voting upon
the question of levying and collect
ing a special tax of 2 mills on the
dollar of all taxable property of
said district to supplement the
school fund for said district,
Now, therefore, under provisions
of Sec. 1208, Gen. School Law of
South Carolina, it is ordered that D.
E. Lanham, J. F. Atkins and J. D.
Boswell, constituting the regular
board of trustees, do hold an elec
at Ropers school house, in county
and state aforesaid, on Saturday,
Nov. 30, 1911, after giving notice
of time and place of said election in
some newspaper published in Edge
field county, and by posting notices
thereof in at least three public
places in said district two weeks
At this election only such electors
as return real or personal property
for taxation, and who exhibit their
tax receipt? and registration certifi
cates as i equired in general elections
shall be allowed to vote.
At said election each elector fav
oring the proposed levy shall cast a
ballot containing the word "Yes"
printed or written thereon, and each
elector opposed to such levy shall
cast a ballot containing the word
"No" written or printed thereon.
Within ten days after such election
if a majority of those voting shall
vote for such levy the Board of
Trustees shall furnish the county
Auditor with a statement of the
amount so levied. The polls chal?
open at 8:00 o'clock a. m. and close
at 4 o'clock p. m., and in all respects
comply with section 1208 Code of
Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. Fuller,
Edwin H. Folk,
County Bd. Ed.
Edgefield, S. C. Sept. 12,1911.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By J. D.Allen, Probate Judge:
Whereas, Sar*h Garrett made
suit to me to grant her Letter
of Administration of the Estate and
effects of Milly Kill, deceased.
These Are Therefore, to cite and
admonish r.U and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Milly
Hill deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro:
bate, to be held at Edgefield C. H.,
S. C., on the 20th day of September
nsxt, after publication hereof, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my hand this, 29th
day of August 1911.
J. D. Allen, P. J. E. C.
SALAD WITH CHEESE
MANY WAY8 IT MAY BB SERVED
TO 8UIT THB TA8TB.
Every Variety Hat Itt Especial Form
-Glass Topped Dishes With Bil.
ver Bases the Delight of
As well Imagine a Punch Without
Judy as salad without cheese. Its ab-*
sence makes the best mayonnaise or
French dressing wanting In flavor.
The hostess without Imagination
accepts the salad and cheese dictum,
but does not glorify lt There aro
housekeepers who buy cakes of cream
cheese-pineapple. Edam, Roquefort,
Gorgonzola, Brie, even the common
American product-and then serve
the choice of the family year in ant
It is cut In the square chunks,
passed on the same plato with the
same water thin, butter thin or salted
wafer In dree.*? monotony.
Variety ls'the spice of salad SS
well as of life, and great ie>the variety
In which cheese can masquerade.
If taste is conservative and tho fam
ily will not eat .but ono kind of
cheese, then vary the service. Fas
cinating are the new servers. There
are silver incrusted glass ' jars with
heavily monogramed lids of silver to
beautify the porcelain Jars that hold
certain cheese. They como in ell
sizes, and there are cheese scoops ia
For largo cheese that last for days
there are special glass-topped dishes
with stiver base to prevent drying out
Some tops aro of rock crystal, others
entirely of chased silver; again, glass*
with silver overlay. .
The Edam cheese is much moro ap
petizing in Its silver beiderlei nar
row prongs and broad, base, with
deep silver icoop to match, than if
served with Its hard red rind on an
ordinary ^plate. Just bore the thought?
ful hostess has portions af the choose
loosened In the shell, se manipulating
the scoop at a crowded table ls net
Cheese balls, cheese squares, the
cheeses passed whole .and cut with a
special cheese-knife, like Brio and
Gorgonzola, have special flat * dishes
dedicated to their service. Sometimes
they are of rook crystal, more often
of crystals with silver rim or deep
silver border, or their special plat
ters in plain silver with open work
border. Always there ls the long
handled cheese fork to facil?tate
Crackers are pained'separately, but
some hostesses prefer the compart
ment dish mada to accompany tho
salad course. This comes In rich
China, especially in Dresden; also ia
chased silver. Some have a handle.
Ilks a basket others are on? pedestals
ilke a divided compote.
In these compartments go cheese,
with Its fork lying across lt, bar-le
duc, a small spoon and crackers.
Often two kinds of cheesed are served.
Take a pound of fresh dressed
white tripe, wash lt la. cold water, out
lt Into neat squares, slice half a
dosen onions and fry them lightly In
butter; pdt them Into an earthen
baking dish which bas a ( c?ose-?ttlng'
lld, lay the tripe upon them and
sprinkle over lt a large tablespoon
of fleur, a little popper and salt;
c ver the whole with mllk^put on the
lld and bake the tripe in a moderato
oven; when done enough, skim the
fat from the top; serve the*tripe on a
hot dish.; cider can be i substitute for
milk; ame to bake, about half an
hour; sufficient for two* or three pea
-s y i
Ribbon Fig Cake.
Oat cup butter, one oap sugar A three
cups sifted flour, ont cup milk, four
eggs beaten separately, throe neaping
teaspoons baking powdar. Take* half
the batter and pour Into three or'four
Jelly uns. Oa each layer ? pot split
pressed figs-Imported sr s Kb est Stada
up. Take the rematador of the bat
ter and add two tablespoon* mai asaos,
one cup seedless raisins, naif a eup
currants, one teas peen cinnamon? half
a, teaspoon cloves. Bake and place
the layers alternately wnitfthfek white
-4 . .
Steamed Fruit Pufft.
81ft together two cups flour and
three teaspoons baking powder, and a
pinch of salt Add one oap milk, ma
king a heavy batter. Orease small
cups. Put tablespoon of* batter In each,
then a spoonful of either strawberry)
or raspberry Jam, and cover with mora
batter. Steam foi* half an hour. .Wheo,
done, tum out on small plates andi
serve bot with cream or sauce. The)
above quantity will make* six puits. '
Hot Chocolata Sauce.
Boil half cup sugar and the'same
quantity of water Ava minutes, and)
set aside to cool. In a doublt boiler
melt quarter pound unsweetened oboe
ola te; add to this tho sugar; syrup andi
ono teaspoonful vanilla. Keep thia
very hot until time to servo the met m.
then pour a little of the /sauce over
A Blaok Fitting Room.
? "black fitting room" ls an* inno
vation in ?n eastern establishment
that will, in all probability be extend
ed to other part? of tho oountry, All'
tho walla of thia chamber ?ns blade
and in tho electric light rayai iiuujgttt)
the effect of ttaatag oolpje^|ms4y|?aj?
Mfcnpsjifiia. b-aoextyrttt*. ifi35B
For Rent: One large comforta
ble room in my home on Main
street. Apply to
Mrs. A. A. Woodson.
Lost: White hound, no color ex
cept on ears, which are red. End of
left ear bitten off. Disappeared two
months ago. Reward $10.
M. W. Hudens,
Edgefieid? H. C.
Notice Tc Contractors.
.The county board of commission
ers, Edgefield county, South Caro
.lina, will receive bids at twelve
o'clock noon, on Monday, Septem
ber 25th, 1911, at their office at
Edgefield, S. C., for the construc
tion of a bridge over Big Stevens
Creek, about two miles from Modoc,
S. C., in Edgefield county. Said
bridge to consist of one steel span,
125 feet long, with road way 12
feet in the clear, with wooden tres
tle approaches of about" 210 feet on
the east side, and 105 feet on the
west. Lumber to be furnished by
the county, but all work to be d one
by contractor, according to the
plans and specifications on file in
the office of the clerk of court of
Edgefield county, South Carolina.
All bidders must accompany their
bids with a certified check for $500.
00 as evidence of good faith, and
successful bidder will be required
to furnish sufficient bond to guaran
tee compliance with bid.
The county board of commission
ers reserve the right to reject any,
and all bids.
W. G. Wells, Supervisor,
J. O. Herin,
N. L. Broadwater.
County Board of Commissioners of
Edgefield, South Carolina.
Lumber For Sale.
10,000 feet of heart weather
boards, 6 inches wide, ready dressed
at $15.00 per thousand. 3,000 feet
3-4 inch by 3$ inch Ceiling well
matched at $18.00 per thousand.
This is nice lumber, being cut in
early spring from forest pine, and
has very few knots. Matching and
dressing done any time, and all
Colliers, S. C. H. W. McKie.
Not a Word of Scandal
marred.the call of a neighbor on
Mrs. W P Spangh, of Manville,
Wyo., who said: "She told me Dr.
King's New Life Pills had cured
her of obstinate kidney trouble and
made her feel like a new woman."
Easy, but sure remedy for stomach,
liver and kidney troubles. Only 25c
at Penn ? Holstein's, W E Lynch
<fc Co., B Tim mons.
Try our "Hero" ground coffee
it will go almost twice as far as the
ordinary. B. Timmons.
Deering mowers and mower re
pairs. Remember we sell none but
the genuine Deering repairs.
Fresh shipment of Levering's
coffees. Try them and you would
be pleased with quality and price.
Beautiful assortment of summer
buggy robes at reasonable prices.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
If you loy? your wife buy her a
new Perfection oil cook stove.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Don't you need a new summer
buggy robe. We have a new lot in.
Ramsey <fc Jones.
Have you ever tried the Shiver
Spring mineral water for stomach,
liver, kidney and bladder trouble?
Fresh shipment just received.
When you need paint for either
inside or outside work try the Acme
Quality paint that is sold by Messrs.
W. W. Adams & Co. It will give
Our hearse responds promptly to
all calls, and our undertaking de
partment is well supplied with all
grades of coffins and caskets. Or
ders will be filled on short notice.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Stewart & Kernaghan sells it for
Just received a large shipment of
trunks and suit cases. All sizes at
very reasonable prices. Edgefield
Remember we still sell Rock
Hill, Tyson & Jones, Columbus and
Hackney buggies. Nothing better
on the market for the money.
Ramsey & Jones.
Begin now to prepare and plant
your garden. We can supply you
with the celebrated Ferry's seed
that are fresh and will not fail to
germinate under proper conditions.
We have a large stock of paints for
inside and outside work in white
and all the colors. Full supply of
oils, varnish and painter's supplies
of all kinds. B. Timmons.
Don't buy old style Jars, when
you oan buy the new Sanitary wide
mouth all glass Atlas E-Z Seal Jars.
We have them in pint, quart and
half gallon sizes. W. E. Lynch
Try our breakfast and Oolong
tea for ice tea. B, Timmons.
We always carry a full stock of
budgies, such as Moyer, Smith and
Oxford. Drop in to see the different
styles to select from. Edgefield
Wanted: You to see our line of
refrigerators from $10 up.-Stewart
Just received one case of ladies'
and misses coat sweaters. Prices
very low. C. H. Schneider,
Next to Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Just received afresh shipment of
Jacob's chocolates and bonbons by
express. Present your best girl with
HAVE YOU A BOY TO EDUCATE? I
Have you decided where to send him to school?
Do you wish to place him in a Christian Military
Where his health will be carefully looked af
' ter, his mind be thoroughly trained and where he
will be taught habits of obedience, punctuality
and industry? If so, send him to
The South Carolina Co-Educa
tional Institute. I
Here the teachers take the place of parents and students are fl
at all times under the direct control and watch-care of the
faculty from the time they enter school until they return to
This institution has splendid brick buildings with modern
equipments, a faculty of fifteen experienced teachers, and a
thorough course of study.
It has been in successful operation under the same man
agement for twenty years.
Last year students were in attendance from all over South
Carolina and from six other states. Write today for catalog
and application blank to
F. N. K. BAILEY, President,
Edgefield, S. C.
LAND FOR SALE.
The undersigned offers for sale,
on reasonable terms, 265 acres of
land belonging to the estate of
Mrs. C. E. Williams, deceased.
Said land is situate in Moss Town
ship, Edgefield County, and ad
joins lands cf Messrs. Milton and
Harbert Walker, Mr. Calliham and
others, and may be cut into tracts
to suit purchasers.
Mrs. M. V. Hart,
Johnston, S. C.
or Messrs. Sheppard Bros.
Edgefield, S. C.
Aug. 30, 3t
GEORGIA FARMS CHOICE & CHEAP.
My own farm bought for my life
home, in rich Emanuel, 5 miles from
Swainsboro by clay road, 2J from rail
road and 65 from Augusta. 513 acres
all fresh, four-horse farm now growing
a bale and 50 bushels pei acre, as
much more of fine pebble lund easy to
bring in-lies well. Fine pasture. Five
room dwelling, two fine wells, great
spring, river and creek. Best stand in.
Georgia for gin-waterpower.
Having bought nearer my business in
Augusta, will take $15.00 if sold by
Sept. 1. No agent's commission.
Church and school on the place. No
land near for less than $20 to $50 an
acre. Other bargains at $15 and $10.
SELECT FARMS BROKER,
1114 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.
No Need to Stop Work.
When jour doctor orders you to
stop work, it staggers you. I can't
you say. You know you are weak,
run down and failing in health, day
by day, but you must work as long
as you can stand. What you need is
Electric Bitters to give tone, strength
and vigor to your system, to prevent j
break down and build you up. Don't
be weak, sickly or ailing when
Electric Bitters will benefit you
from the first dose. Thousand*, bless
them for thoir glorious health and
strength. Try them. Every bottle is
guaranteed to satisfy. ?nly 50c at
Penn & Holstein's, W E Lynch &
Co., B Timmons.
Stewart & Kemaghan sells it for
I was never before better able to take
cate of your eye glass work than I am at
presant. My stock is complete and of the
best goods and my methods of examina
tion ore the latest. I am here all the
time and can correct anything about your
glasses that may for any reason be un
satisfactory after the work is done. This
fact should appeal to you.
GEORGE F. MIMS, Optician
Edgefield, - - - S. C.
Toilet Articles, Etc.
Ladies, call at Mrs. N. M. Jones'
and see the beautiful line of French
toilet articles that Mrs. W. C.
Hatcher has on hand. Her hair
tonic surpasses anything she has
ever tried before. Mrs. Hatcher
will take your measuie for a beauti
ful French corset. She guarantees
a perfect fit. These corsets were
awarded a gold medal at the Lon
don and Paris dress exhibition held
at Earl's Court, London.-Adv. 4-t
Forced to Leave Home.
Every year a large number of
poor sufferers, whose lungs are sore
and racked with coughs, are urged
to go to another climate. But this is
costly and not always sure. There's
a better/way. Let Dr. King's New
Discovery cure you at home. It
cured me of lung trouble," writes
W R Nelson, of Calamine, Ark.,
when all else failed and I had gain
I ed 47 pounds in weight. Its surely
the king of all cough and lung cures.
Thousands owe their lives and
health to it. It's positively guaran
teed for coughs, colds, lagrippe,
asthma, croup-all throat and lung
troubles. 60c and $1.00. Trial bottle
free at Penn & Holstein's, W E
Lynch & Co., B Timmons.
Have you tried Dodson's Liver
Tone, a vegetable compound that
takes the place of calomel?
JAS. S. BYRD.
EDGE FIELD, S. C.
?ap-Offlce over Post-Offloe.
CALHOUN A. MAYS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
EDGEFIELD, - -, - 8. C '
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C
Office over Farmers Bank Building
I New Photograph
E lam now preparad to take pac- S
= tcgraphs of all Usda, and respect- =
S fully solicit the patronage of the =
* people. Special attention given to
A groupe and ostdoor work My
+ prices ara very reasonable.
= Gallery open Tuesday, Wednes- E
= day, Thursday and Saturday from =
E ll till 5 o'clock.
EDGEFIELD PRESSING CLUB.
I wish to inform the public that
I am better equipped than ever to
do pressing and cleaning of all
kinds. Let me make your old suit
look brand new. We take especial
pains inpressing ladies skirts, Send
us your garments. Satisfaction
We make a specialty of cleaning
and re-blocking hats, both felt and
Panama hats. Ring Phone No. 85
and I will send for the clothes.
Wallace Harris, Prop.
We sell the Yendor porch shade
or screen-just the thing yon need
to make your porch comfortable in
the afternoon. Edgefield Mercan