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J. L. M1MS,___.__._Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1912
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If we er countered a man of rare
intellect we should ask him what
books he reads.-EMERSON,
From Bad to Worse.
For some time the long suffering
public along the line of the Southern
railroad between Columbia and Augusta
has been hopeful that when the annual
May change in the schedule was made
they would have no further ground for
complaint, but since the change has gone
into effect instead of bettering almost
intolerable conditions matters have
been made worse.
The new schedule gives one hour less
in Columbia and no more time in Au
gusta. Furthermore, persons leaving
Edgefield for Augusta in the morning
have to wait one hour longer at Tren
ton than formerly, even when the train
is on time. And as to the mails, no
daily papers reach Edgefield now till
nearly twelve o'clock, the incoming
trr.in that is supposed to arrive at ll
bringing both the northern and south
ern mails. Petitions will be sent at
once from the people of Edgefield to
the proper officials asking for a more
convenient schedule, and if no atten
tion is paid to the very reasonable re
quest the matter will be carried be
fore the railroad commission.
Has Done Effective Work.
Say what they please about Judge
IraB. Jones, his political opponents
are compelled to admit that he is a man
of excellent judgment, a display of
which was made when he selected his
campaign manager. When the an
nouncement first appeared that the
Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond had been cho
sen to conduct the campaign of Judge
Jones, The Advertiser commented fa
vorably upon the selection, and since
becoming cognizant of Mr. Thurmond's
recent achievements we feel constrain
ed to give utterance to additional words
When Mr. Thurmond assumed the
Herculean task the political sky was
not so clear as it is now. The Blease
cloud was not only considerably larger
than a man's hand but was ominous
and gave evidence of not being easily
dissipated. Through favoritism here,
appointments there, and pardons eve
rywhere, the incumbent had built up a
political organization in South Carolina
that seemed to be irresistible, capable
of sweeping everything before it. Un
daunted by existing conditions, which
at the time were somewhat discourag
ing and disconcerting, Mr. Thurmond
took hold of the situation with an iron
hand and has wrested victory from
impending defeat. Had the state Dem
ocratic convention been held at the
time Mr. Thurmond came upon the
scene it would have been as thoroughly
dominated by Gov. Blease's forces as the
recent convention was cohtrolled by
Judge Jones' forces. What wrought
this very signal transformation? The
political sagacity and sound judgment
of Mr. Thurmond. Forces which
he set at work through perfect
ly legitimate and honorable means
caused a complete revulsion of sen
timent in many of the counties,
transferring them from the Blease
to the Jones column. In the counties
that were conceded then to be Jones
strongholds, the leaders were stimula
ted and inspired by Mr. Thurmond to
undertake even greater things than
they had hitherto done. The personnel
and work of the recent convention show
how effective has-been the work of Mr.
Thurmond up to this time, but that
which will speak in loudest terms will
be the large majority that will be cast
for Judge Jones in the primary.
The signal ability with which Mr.
Thurmond has managed the campaign
up to this time reflects credit not only
upon himself but upon Edgefield coun
ty. Wonder if Governor Wilson, Mr.
Underwood and other presidential as
pirants do not wish they too had ap
plied to Edgefield for campaign man
The following from the News and
Courier's Columbia correspondent is a
strong endorsement of the effective
work that Mr. Thurmond has done and
is still doing:
"Heading the list of those working
for Judge Ira B. Jones is, of course,
the name of the Hon. J. William Thur
mond, his campaign manager, and ad
mittedly one of the best politicians in
the State, whose genius for organiza
tion is seen in the way in which the
forces of Judge Jones have been per
fected in every county in the State.
His success in the recent State Con
vention, his firm yet unobtrusive lead
ership there, focused attention on Mr.
Thurmond and he is to-day probably
the. most powerful politician in the
state. His good work for Judge Jones
has already been witnessed, and he is
steadily adding increasing momentum
to the tide now running strongly in the
Jones direction, and which threatens to
overwhelm all opposition. "Engineer"
Thurmond is keeping Jones's train on
themain line, and having piloted it
slowly but steadily over the first track
of the campaign as it approaches the
station where the Blease train is to
compete, the engineer is crowding on
more steam, confident that the Blease
engine will run into an obstruction and
?;o shunting off on a branch line in a
ruitless endeavor to avoid the many
impediments, while the Jones train
will steam into the station on the last
j Tuesday in August under full steam
and with an overwhelming majority of
the voters aboard.
That's the confidence the Jonesites
and ?he people generally have in Mr.
Thurmond's ability as a campaign man
ager and thaj .success is already perch
ed on his banner is the estimation of
many of the shrewest political observ
ers in the State."
Seeing Political Spooks.
Senator Appelt, of Clarendon
County, who was not a member to
the late State Democratic Conven
tion claims that the Convention was
composed principally of the attor
neys of the corporations as heads
of such corporations in this State.
The Senator says ''nearly all of
the delegations were made up of
men who were interested either as
owners, stock holders, or hired law
yers of the mills and the railroads."
In making this statement, so far as
Orangeburg County is concerned
the Senator is talking through bis
hat. There was not a man of the
class he mentions on the delegations
from this county. The delegation
did not "have a lawyer from the
courthouse on it, but it did have
seven farmers from different parts
of the county. The city of Orange
burg was represented by one far
mer and two edil ors. Compara
tively speaking there was very few
of the class mentioned by Senator
Appelt in the convention. We fear
that our good friend is seeing po
litical spooks he happened to be out
of harmony with a majority of the
people of his county and was left at
home.-Orangeburg Times & Dem
Mr. Appelt also falls far short of
the facts so far as Edgefield county
is concerned. This county
was represented in the state con
vention by three farmers, a cotton
mill superintendent, a bank presi
dent and a lawyer. Who could
justly complain of the personnel
of Edgefield's delegation? It looks
like somebody is grabbing at:
Pleasant Lane News.
The crops in this section are be-i
ginning to need rain. Some few
have finished chopping cotton while j
others have just begun.
Our town is much merrier since ;
the return of our college srirls, '
Misses Ida Timmerman, Alrra
Williams, Janie and liol le Minick. I
Miss Pauline Byrd returned home
Saturday after spending the past j
week with relatives in Edgefield. j
Mrs. M. E. Etheredge and chi!- ;
dren spent Sunday with her pa-j
rents, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. West. j
Mrs. Mattie Byrd was the guest1
of her sister, Mrs. G. W. Broadwa
ter on Sunday last.
Mr. M. A. Watson spent Satur
day with his son, Mr. Frank Wat
Mrs. Jane Ilarling is visiting her j
daughter, Mrs. J. L. Prince.
Mrs. W. F. West and little son,
Frank Jr., of Augusta are spending
this week with Mrs. G. G. West.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Harling visit
ed relatives in Cleora section Satur
day night and Sunday.
Miss Ruth Ethcredge has been
visiting relatives at Phoenix.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Whatley were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Williams on Sunday last.
Mrs. F. L. Byrd and Mrs. W. E.
Byrd spent Monday with the lat
ters mother, Mrs. Virginia Corley,
Pleasant Lane, S. C.
Orders solicited for home ground
meal. Will deliver every other
Saturday at Edgefield.
T. P. Salter,
Trenton, S. C.
Just received a new shipment of
white Corduroy, the very thing you
pay elsewhere 35c, you can buy
from us at 19c.
Come to us for paints of all kinds
for both inside and outside work.
Our prices on wire screen doors
and windows is very reasonable.
See us before buying. Z^'ZUSa
Stewart & Kernaghan.
By Rev. Parley EL Zartman,
Secretary of Extension Depart
ment, Moody Bible Institute,
TEXT.-As ye therefore received Christ
Jesus the Lord, so walk ye In Him:
rooted and built up in Hirn, and estab
lished In the faith, as ye have been
taught, abounding therein with thanks
giving.-Col. 2: 6, 7.
us so much as th?
sense of our own
failure. We begin
the day with great
hopes, high Ideal
and lotty pur
poses, but when
tbs day dies out
of the sky we con
fess to ourselves
how great has
been our failure.
This ls especially
true of Christians
who begin the
day with a sin
cere purpose to
live aa Christ would have them live,
but who come to the close of the day
confessing how far short they have
come of being what Christ wanted
them to he.
And the criticism of the world, and
the ourse of the church lg, that In
those of us who have named the name
of Christ praciice comes so tai- short
of confession, and that many of us
who make pious professions by the
very negligence of our living crucify
the Son of God afresh and put him to
an open shame. Mr. Drummond spoke
truthfully when he said that what the
church needs rs not more of us, but
a better brand of us.
There ls a better way to live. There
ls a Christian life possible to each
one of us which 1B higher and holler
and more victorious than any experi
ence we have had hitherto. The per
fection of Christian character ls the
perfection of faith in Jesus Christ
the faith that takes him to be all and
lu ail Just as by a simple act of
faith we received the gift of salva
tion from the crucified Christ we are
to receive from the risen Christ the
grace which we need to live a con
sistent Christian life.
May we not explain our failure to
become what we hoped to be, and
what Christ wants us to be, because
we do not understand the difference
between the appreciation of Christ
and the appropriation of Christ? The
Christian church does not lack in ap
preciation sermons, prayers, hymns
and testimonies swelling the praise of
Jesus; but lack of appropriation ls
shown In indifference to the claims of
Christ and the demands of a holy
life. In spiritual unrest when Christ
has said, "Peace I leave wifii you,"
and In frequent failure at the same
point in my life. Thpse are evidences
of our neglect to take Christ aa the
complement of our dally need, of our
neglect to clothe ourselves with
Christ of our lack of appropriation.
As one read the New Testament
three things are made clear:
i. God's purpose, which ls to make
us like Jesus Christ, although he uses
various methods by which thlB end is
attained. Sometimes the means used
do not seem pleasant to us, but when
we realize his high purpose, we shall
JJ. Christ's promise. As we begin
to understand God's purpose we ask
who is sufficient for these things; but
in the presence pf every high call of
God, of every holy purpose, of every
unattained ideal, Christ stands and
says, "My graco ls sufficient for you."
And we may count him faithful who
III. An adequate power. When we
accept Christ by faith the holy spirit
comes Into us to perfect the purpose
of God and to make the pismlse of
Christ actual in our Christian experi
ence. It ls the realization of th? pur
pose, the faith In Christ's promise,
and surrender to the spirit that con
stitute the elements of that faith
which ls the perfection of Christian
character. So our lack of deeper
Christian experience, of poYi,r In
prayer, and of usefulness In service,
does not consist In the smallness ot
God's purpose nor the weakness of
Christ's promise, nor the lack of an
adequate power-our failure ls be
cause we do not appropriate all of
Qod there ls for us in Christ Jesus.
We are reminded of Martin Luther,
who said that the entire secret of the
Christian life lies in the use of tb?
possessive pronouns; that lt ls a great
thing to know that Jesus is a Savior,
but a far greater thing to know that
he ls my Savior. In fact, the entire
philosophy of flie New Testament
with relation to the Cbristinji lg that
he shall put off the old man and
shall pot on the new.
Therefore, just as hy faith I ask
Christ to be my ssMor let me now
take him for my need of humility,
parity, strength, wisdom, sanctifica
tion, righteousness, redemption-"Ail
I need in thee to find."
"One* there is, my every debt to pay;
Blood to wash my every gin away;
Power to keep ms day by day;
For me, for me."
Take Christ, appropriate him, en
ter upon the full possession and ap
propriation of your great inheritance
in Christ Jesus. It ls the secret of a
happy, victorious, Christ-like life.
Now is the 1
light weight c
just what the
We invite ti
fabrics both re
Our goods are
Boys and m(
you up from h
and oxfords, a
Full line of i
The Dairi vertical lift
mower is a machine that
combines great strength
with light draft and ease
of management, being not
only correctly designed,
but substantially construct
ed, if you need a mower
try a Dain vertical lift
mower. No better on ihe?
We carry a full line of I
repairs for McCormick,
Osborne, Deering, Cham
pion and Dain Mowers.
A large shipment of dynamite
Stewart & Kernaghan.
We always carry a full supply of
Glenn Springs and Harris Li th i a
Penn & Holstein.
Men and boy's athletic under
wear from 25c up.
Fresh shipment of Harris Lithia
Water and Ginger Ale, at
Suits from $10.00 up, all wool
Pants $2.00 up. Rubber coats for
rain or dust $5.00 and up. Write
F. G. Mertins, the Tailor and
Clothier, AuguBta, Ga.
the time when every!
lothing and underwi
ladies, misses, m<
hing is new and styli
ie ladies to see cur
3ady-to-wear and the
right and prices ver
3n come in to see us.
Lead to foot, stylish
ill in summer style a
Yours for busine?
e Cultivator. It can be used i
2 you will never be without a D
irart & Kernag]
We can always fit you, doesn't
matter how 'arge, as we have just x
received a large shipment of extra
sires of pants up to 46.
Notice:-Summer clothing-Blue ]
Serge $12.50. Mohair $12.50 up. ;
Wash suits $4.00. Linen dusters
$1.35 up. All kind of summer wa?h
pants $1.00 up. F. G. Mertins the
Clothier, Augusta, Ga- j
Photographs of the Confederate i
veterans can be had at Dorn & j
Mims' store for 25 cents.
The new styles in men and boy's
straw hats to be closed out at prices i
to make them move in season at 1
)ody will need
>ar. We have
m and boys
) piece goods,
? We can fit
nd weight. ?
1 purchasing an implement
rmer should aim to have
work thoroughly done as
as to procure something
will save labor. Both of
e aims are accomplished
lurchasing a John Deere
n cultivating either corn or
'eere diverse cultivator.
1 lot of one-pieoe dresses, prices
ip to $3.50, to close out at $1.75.
Public Pasture: I solicit your
jtock for pasturing in my large
pasture on Horn's creek. Enclosed
with woven wire. Rates reasonable.
W. E. Ouzts.
Edgefield, S. C.
Children's men's and ladies' ox
fords and slippers in white canvass,
white duck, tans, patent leather and
?un metal in nice assortment to be
Have your windows and doors
fitted with wire screens and doora
for the summer. We have all sizes.
Stewart & Kernaghan.