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J. L. MIMS,.__._.Editor
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1911.
THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
To have ideas is to gather flowers;
to think, is to weave them into gar
lands.-SWETCH IN E.
Was that ring a diamond of the first
water or "fuss X."?
The old dispensafy^cfirectors had eve
rything ^their way at one time but the
day of reckoning came at last.
A storm struck President Taft's train
Sunday but the car which he occupied
was so well ballasted that no damage
was wrought to it.
A California woman who had to don
overalls and milk 20 cows twice a day
has applied for a divorce. Who will
.ay that it should not be granted?
Cotton movements are heavy all
along the line. One day's exports from
Savannah last week aggregated 95,756
bales, representing a value of more
In spite of its bad beginning, the
"Dutch Prophet" says October will be
a favorable month for harvesting crops.
The temperature, like that of Septem
ber, wilt be above normal.
The county fair is but three weeks
.ff. Do not delay planning your ex
hibits. The number of exhibits prom
ises to be larger than last year but
yours will be needed.
The disturbance that has arisen be
tween Italy wd Turkey should riot Jar
the cotton market to a perceptible de
gree, yet the "bears" would create the
impression that this conflict between
two minor nations will endanger the
A lady in Reno has just discovered
that her husband is heir " to a million
dollars. She has left Reno.-News
A million in cold cash will cover a
multitude of shortcomings, thus elimi
nating grounds for divorce.
The friends of the Citadel over the
Btate are hijjhiy pl??38? with the., re
cord that that institution is making.
The increase in the corps from about
100 a decade.or so ago to 235, the pres
ent enrollment, is proof positive that
the "West Point of the South" is be
ing appreciated as never before in its
Mr. Clarence E. Poe, editor of the
Progressive Farmer, has been suggested
as a suitable successor to Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson. That Mr. Poe
would fill this important office very
satisfactorily no one who knows him
will doubt, but we believe the good
work that he is doing as editor of his
excellent paper is accomplishing more
for the agricultural interests of this
section than he could possibly do in
One-Year Agricultural Course.
Had Dr. Riggs been president oi
Clemson college during the past de
cade, instead of only the past tw(
years, the welfare of the institutior
and the cause of agriculture in Soutl
Carolina would have been advancec
ten-fold more rapidly. If the work o:
an agricultural college is to be of rea
tangible benefit to the people it mus
of necessity be eminently practical am
the institution must be brought int
close touch with the masses. Thi
seems to have been the chief aim unde
Dr. Riggs' administration. Some year
ago Clemson was but little more inti
mately associated with the farming in
terests than was the .University in Cc
lumbia. For a number of years othe
courses were made much more attrac
tive than the agricultural course, cor
sequentty only a very small per cent c
the student body chose the agricultur
course. That Dr. Riggs thinks an
plans along practical lines is unque:
tionably indicated by his recent dec
sion to r?commend to the board c
trustees that a^ne-year agricultun
course bel provided. This is a timi
ly and wiaf suggestion; one that shoul
be speedilyjbe adopted. There are scon
of young njjen who can not take a fu
four yearji' course at Clemson bi
would be glad to study agriculture f(
one year at this splendidly equipp?
institution. Being already well grouni
ed in practical agriculture, they wi
igest and assimilate more of the ted
nical in one year than most young rn?
who ha. J not had the practical advai
tages do in four years at the college.
For all practical purposes, one yei
at the college, devoting the entire tin
to this course, should be sufficient
equip one for scientific farming. It
contemplated by Dr. Riggs that the i
struct?on shaV. be along the lines <
animal husbandry, horticulture ar
agriculture. A careful study will 1
made of soils, fertilizers, plant Hf
etc., giving one who completes tl
year's course a fund of informativ
that can not be obtained at home <
This was a happy conception of D
Riggs, and should it be adopted. T)
Advertiser wishes to see scores i
Edgefield young men take the one-ye?
course in Agriculture at Clemson.
g.g Gu??y But Not Convicted. UH
Practically all of last week was con
sumed by the sessions court in Colum
bia with the trial of L. W. Boykin, J.
B. Towill and W. 0. Tatum, former
state dispensary officials, upon the
charge of conspiracy to defraud the
state in the purchase of 21,000,000 la
bels for the old state dispensary. Af
ter deliberating for 36 hours, the jury
failed to agree and a mistrial was or
dered by the presiding judge. Very
able counsel was arrayed on each side
and every inch of ground was contested.
As a majority of the jury stood for ac
quittal of the defendants, it is probable
that they will never be convicted in
the courts of the charge preferred
against them, and yet before the bar
of public sentiment these officials will
be adjudged guilty; if not of the tech
nical charge, certainly guilty of a wan
ton or inexcusable disregard of duty.
If no moral turpitude be involved, there
was evidently gross mismanagement of
the state's business when the enormous
sum of $35,000 was paid a Cincinnati
firm for a. lot of labels that could have
been purchased here in South Carolina
for about $9,000.
Opening Exercises in Chapel.
The 21st session of the South
Carolina Co-Educational Institute
formally opened Thursday morning
last with appropriate exercises in
the college chapel. The leading
feature of the occasion was an ad
dress by Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond.
He emphasized the need of thorough
preparation on the part of a young
man if he is to make a success in
life. Mr. Thurmond's address was
followed by a short address to the
student body by Capt. R. B. Curry.
There were a large number of visit
ors present, many parents from
different parts of the state having
accompanied their children to Edge
President Bailey is more encour
aged over the outlook for the ses
sion than he has ever been before
on the opening day. Not only were
all of the places in the building fill
ed, but the numberjof day students,
both boys and girls, was larger than
in the pa3t. There are boarding stu
dents from twenty-odd counties in
this state and from six other states.
President Bailey announced that
during the summer a large sum of
money had been expended in re
furnishing the building throughout,
which will greatly facilitate the
work of the session of 1911-12.
The following assignments of
teachers for the session have been
President Bailey, pedagogy and
Capt. J. F. Entzminger^mathe
Maj. T. J. Lyon, history and
Capt. R. B. Curry, English and
Miss Mamie Gwaltney will assist
Capt. Entzminger in teaching mathe
mathics, and Miss Ellen Dunovant
will assist Capt. Curry inpeaching
English and Latin.
Miss Alleen Dozier will teach
French and assist Maj. Lyon in
The music department will be in
charge of Miss Louise Couch and
Miss Fannie Sheppard.
Voice and Expression will be
taught by Miss Lula Tisdale, and
Miss Eliza Mims will teach art.
Capt. R. B. Cain is the principal
of the commercial department. Mr.
A. E. Burns will teach stenograph j
Mrs. Ista Wallace of Brunswick,
Ga., has been employed as matron,
Complete list of the.students en
rolled at the S. C. C. L :
Miss Norma Brown, Cold Spring
Miss Essie Bussey, Cold Spring
Miss Ruth Cain, Sumter; Miss Kath
erine Campbell, Augusta, Ga. ; Misi
Connie Carter, Bamberg; Mise Nel
lie Clayton, Bamberg; Miss Linnii
Corley, Callison; Miss Sallie Dia
mond, Kline; Miss Grace Etheredg
Batesburg; Miss Katie Franklin
Augusta, Ga.; Miss Sammie Gard
ner, Wagener; Miss Kella Garvir
Kitchings Mill; Miss Alpha Ham
mond, Colliers; Miss Kitty Huttc
Neeses; Miss Ella Mathis, Collier?
Miss Sallie Mae Miller, Edgefield
Miss Eugenia Mims, Edge-field ; Mu
Sallie Mims, Clark's Hill; Mit
Emma Mims, Clark's Hill; Mic
Eva Moultrie, Parksville; Miss Sy
vene Mullikin, Williamston; Mit
Clara Sauls, Crewsville, Fla.; Mil
Everlon Schuler, Ell oree; Miss Sa
lie Smith, Modoc; Miss Mamie Til
er, Bethune; Miss Etta Thoma
Cades; Miss Hattie Thomas, Cade
Miss Ida Timmerman, Pleasai
Lane; Miss Sadie Tyler, Aikei
Miss Corrie Varn; Rufrin; Miss Li
zie Webb, Williamston; Miss Ms
West, Parksville; Miss Grace Wi
Hams, Cleora; Miss Alice William
Joe A. Applewhite, Millen, Ga
R. H. Banks, Plum Branch; A. I
Bell, Hartsville; O. F. Brasingto
Cheraw; Foster Bundy, Clio; N. ]
Boyd, Williston; A. E. Burns, Bi
mingham, Ala.; C. H. Burres
Wedgefield; H. A. Cottinghau
Clio; J. W. Callison, Jr., Chark
ton; R. D. Carter, Ruflin; F. ?
Charles. Piedmont; D. M. Cha
man, Jr., Cheraw; J. C. Chapma:
Society Hill; J. C. Clayton, Bar
berg; M. C. Clayton, Ehrhardt; ]
P. Crosby, Chester; W. E. Crosb
Islandton; B. W. Crosland, Aike
J. M. Croxton, Kershaw; R. 1
Cottingham, Dillon; J. M. Dabi
Maye8ville, J. H. Donald, Gree
ville; W. E. Duncan, Blackville; '.
S. Duncan, Blackville, E. S. "Du
bar, Dalzell,'C. E. Edens, Sumte
L. P. Elam Jr., Lincolnton, Ga;
E. Etheredge, Batesburg; L. C. E
banks, Talatha; L. Feldman, Sal:
bury, N. C; T. Fletcher, Kersha
You will find
Dainty neck' fix
Also neat an
H. Garvin, Kitebings Mill; E. L.
Grim, Rome Ga; A. R. Guyton,
Williamston; J. H. Harley, Plum
Branch; R. J. Hiers, S moak s ; G.
F. Hiott, Roundsr J. T. Hiott,
Rounds; C A Horton, Kershaw; J.
B Huggins, Walterboro; G V.
Huiett, Denny; W T. Humphries,
Sedalia; L R Johnson, Windsor;
A C Joues, Noith; A S Jyrdan,
Kershaw; H T Joye, Sumter; E
Kearse, (Mar; W G Lever, Colum
bia; J M Massey, Taxahaw; W Mc
Daniel, Modoc; JPMcNair, Aiken;
W M Myers, Aiken; A Owens, Wil
liamston; H Padgett, Walterboro;
J P Patrick, McNeills, W R Pat
rick, McNeills; E H Prescott, Mo
doc; W Y Quarles, McCormick; A
H Quarles, Cold Spring; O Redd,
Wagener; W W Sharp, Blythe
wood; L Shaw, Bethune; W E Shu
ler, Aiken; H N Singletary, Lake
City; L M Smith, Ehrhardt; T M
Smith, Cheraw; G C Snead, Lynch
burg, Va.; E W Snead, Greenwood;
J F Stewart, White Oak; H Strom,
Pleasant Lane; P Strom, Parksville;
JW Stone, Islandton; S W Tal
bert, Parksville; J R Thomas, Cades;
G J Trottie, Cheraw; H W Vam,
Ruffin, E D Truluck, T E Webb,
Williamston; P B Whatley, Clark's
Hill; W O Whatley, Jr., Colliers;
W R White, Timmonsville; A M
Williams, Trenton; J B Williams,
Crewsville, Fla.; J W Williams,,
Rvffin;J F Wilson, Tallahassee
Fla.; J R Yonce, Johnston; L Cox?
To the Farmers, Farmers Union
and all Business Men of the
I am requested by President
State Farmers Union, and Commis
sioner E. J. Watson, to call meet
ing County Union, and others. As
you have doubtless noticed call for
regular quarterly meeting for Coun
ty Union for Saturday, 7th inst, j
I have concluded to make a general
call for same day. The request is
for all unions and townships to be
represented. I hope to see at least
three representative farmers from
each township. Bro. farmers wt
must meet. We should act.
W. R. Park"
Parksville, S. C.
I take this means of inf or min
my Edgefield friends that I an
now with Burton-Taylor Wise Co.
of Augusta, and I shall be please*
to have my friends call when the;
are in the city. I shall at all time
take pleasure in showing them ever,
courtesy possible. We give specia
attention to mail orders and an
order sent me will receive my pei
Edgar L. Hart.
All persons indebted to the ei
tate of Mys. Adeline Wise, decca
ed, will make payment at once t
the undersigned Executors, and al
creditors of said estate will presei
their claims duly sworn to and i
proper form to the undersigned ei
ecutors or either of them at the fo
lowing addresses: S. T. Hughei
Trenton, S. C., or J. F. Carswel
631 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
S. T. Hughes,
J. F. Cawwell,
Oct. 3, 'll Executors.
Notice is hereby given that on tl
6th day of November, 1911, I wi
sell for cash to the highest biddi
the following real estate belongil]
to the estate of J. W. Adams, d
ceased, at Edge fi eld court house:
Two hundred and twenty-two ari
a half acres of land (more or les
bounded on the west by Stevei
creek, south by Mr. Chamberlain
land, east by Scott's Ferry roa
north by Robert Hall's land.
Mrs. J. A. Hamilton,
Estate of J. W. Adams,
Oct. 3, 1911.
here many necessary items to complete the sehool term.
mg, gloves, hosiery, handkerchiefs, and hair goods,
e line of the graceful Queen Quality shoes for ladies,
d serviceable shoes for the boys and girls. We extend a
e to all. Respectfully,
The Corner Store
In.making your fall purcnases you should visit our store first where you will find the
most complete line in the county. We strive all times to give you the greatest value
for'your money and pride ourselves on the merit of our goods.
Our d ress goods department compr ises all the new weaves and shades of the season.
A new shipment of the celebrated y
American Lady Corset,
to arriue this week. A fit for every figure.
Our coat suits have been a big success and have ? large line from which you may se
lect. : v '
Quri line of shoes is the biggest in the county and comprise the new list for this fall.
Crawford shoes for men and boys. American Lady and Red Cross shoes for ladies
The Millinery Department
Consists of the best things of the season and the new things being constantly added.
This department is under the management of a corny e"?nt milliner from Baltimore.
Let us havo your orders early so as to be ready for our county fair Oct. 24 to 27. Make our store your head
quaatera while in town. Yours to. serve,
THE NEW STORE
Come to the new store for your white
and colored wash goods. Fancy outing
plaids at 10c $1.25 bed spreads at $1.00.
$4.50 bed spreads for 3.25. Brown linens
from 10c to 35 c. 35c poplin, all the new
shades at 25c Try our puritan corbet, all
shades and styles.
SHOES, SHOES FOR EVERYBODY
Ladies suits worth $14 for $10, all the
leading shades, $22.50 to go at $14.98.
Look at our line of skirts. New patterns
from $4.98 to $10. Notion line complete at
?14 &d hm &m?'c&