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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1912
We are all excited by the love of,
praise, and it is the noblest spirits
that feel it most-CICERO
It is predict-d that T. R. will boss
or bolt the G. 0. P. convention.
The nomination of William Jennings
Bryan by the Baltimore convention
would make certain a G. 0. P. victory.
Mr. Taft seems to have a majority of
the delegates on paper, but we are
afraid Col. Roosevelt has 'em in his
. The irascible Roosevelt has a majori
ty of the American people on the rack,
being gravely apprehensive lest he be
the next occupant of the White House.
With the old awnings removed the
loafer hath not where to seat his trous
ers and nothing to shelter his head.
Swat the loafer, anyway.
Col. Roosevelt can go "muck-raking"
all he pleases, whatever that is, but
the man with the hoe counts for the
most at this stage of the campaign.
You say it's hot? You don't know
anything. Just wait till the big p
litical conventions assemble and have
a deadlock for about ten days.
If Col. Roosevelt does not receive
the nomination, Matteawan should pro
Vide room for another inmate. Some
might be so unkind as to substitute
Sing Sing for Matteawan.
With two municipal elections, two
county elections, two state elections
and one national election on their
hands, there is no gainsaying the fact
that the people of Edgefield are sorely
afflicted this year.
Without intending any invidious
comparison, the Hon. Thomas E. Wat
son seems to have at least two feline
qualities. He not only has nine politi
cal lives but manages always to fall on
his feet- ont- foot if not two.
The rt?peated acquitta! of alleged
grafters of enormous sums suggests
this statement of Dean Swift: "Laws
are like cobwebs, which may catch
small flies, but let wasps and hornets
Evidently somebody over in Georgia
is expecting a big cotton crop. Our
sister state has more than 15.000 au
tomobiled within her borders. 701 and
821 being purchased during the months
of April and May, respectively.
There are rumors to the effect that
Governor Bk-asc will withdraw from
tile race for governor and become a
candidate for the United States senate.
That is hardly within the range of prob
It appears from the number of death
sentences that are being imposed by
the courts of South Carolina that the
death cha/r that is being installed in
the penitentiary will not be vacant at
long intervals. "
Col. Roosevelt may have bearded the
lion in his den, but findinghimself pit
ted against Woodrow Wilson, backed
by the Democratic hosts of the country
in one solid phalanx, would likewise
give him an experience that he could
not easily forget.
instead of abandoning the time
honored daisy chain procession, as was
contemplated recently at Vassar col
lege, it will be made a feature of class
day exercises. The twenty-four pret
tiest girls in the sophomore class will
"be selected to bear the chain. If there
are that many at Vassar and the se
lection is made without bias or preju
dice, all of the 24 will be from the
South, Dixie girls.
Who cares if the <-ooks and waiters
do strike this hot weather, just so the
ice man sticks to his post. About all
one needs these sizzling June days is a
palm fan and ice-tea
Sixty-nine graduates of the Medical
College of South Carolina were given
diplomas in Charleston yesterday. Sure
ly somebody will have to discover some
new diseases in order for so many
young "medicine men" to find employ
No spring term of the criminal court
of Abbeville and some of the near-by
counties require an extra term to clear
their dockets. Hurrah for Abbeville.
Edgefield stands ready to compare
criminal records with Abbeville any
day or month in the year.
Let the poets sing of Arcadia, Ely
sium and Utopia, but for us the land
of infinite delight would be one that is
entirely free from politics. With the
atmosphere so thoroughly impreg
nated and polluted now with political
germs that one can scarcely breathe,
what will it be by election day?
The Advertiser predicts that the in
dictment brought against the Hon.
Thos. E. Watson, alleging that the
May issue of his magazine contained
obscene matter, will be quashed. We
rather sqspect that Mr. Watson would
invite an investigation by the courts
of the matters which he has been en
deavoring to expose through his pub
lications for some time.
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Colored Waiters Unsatisfactory
Hundreds of waiters in the fashion
able hotels of New York are out on a
strike and the proprietors are having
great difficulty in filling their places.
Negro'waiters are being used as strike
breakers but they are not proving sat
isfactory. The pastor of a negro Bap
tist church in New York has issued a
statement urging the negro waiters to
remain in the South. He says that the
imported waiters are apt to become
public charges after the strike is over.
"They had better stay down home. It
has been shown that negro waiters are
not desirable in first-class hotels," says
the colored minister. There is no place
like the south for the colored race.
This h'as been proven over and over
Cost of Living Higher.
Prices of the every-day necessities of
life have advanced steadily for the past
five or more years, being higher to
day than ever before. So marked
has been this advance that at intervals
the national government has made in
vestigation-- in order tc ascertain if
possible the real cause. But no very
definite or satisfactory conclusion
ha? ever been reached. It may be said
that the increase in the cost of living
is attributable to two general causes:
increased cost of production and a con- ;
stantly growing demand.
Let the cost of living be what it
may, there is no section of the country
that suffers less, or at least should suf
fer less than the south. This is true,
first, because our climate and soil are 1
adapted to the growth of practically all 1
of the necessities of life, and, second, '
to the fact that the vast majority of the (
population of this section reside in the
country districts instead of being crowd- >
ed in congested cities. f
We often wonder if our people will 1
ever awaken to the lact that they car. '
be independent and really live unci<.^ '
Lheir own vine .and fig tree. Nov.hcr ;1
'n the world can one live more cheaply}'
than in South Carolina, than right here (
n Edgefield county. Our soi! will not .
>nly grow almost any crop, hut its fer- *
lility can be increased to such an extent '
that world-record yields car.be pro-1 1
Wc hav* no righi to complain of thc '
ncreased cost ol' living, when the most
narked advance ir. prices is to be found 1
in farm products. Live stock of all r
rinds, con;, graiir, hay, etc., never A
:ommarrded better prices than are to be '
nad on tile market today. Cotton is the 1
>ne commodity or product of the farm
thatcauses the farmer mose dissatisfac- (
tion and anxiety. And that need not neces '
sarily be the case, for some of the thrift- 1
?est and most prosperous farmers in the
aounty are those who plant but little !
Instead of complaining of the high \
cost of living, let our people devote less '
time to cotton and give more attention
to those things that will ultimately .
make them independent. It is not an
exaggeration to say that for one farmer 1
who has become financially independent
by planting all cotton a hundred have .
become independent by subordinating
cotton and giving tt.eir attention chief
ly to growing corn, grain, and raising
live stock. ? few days ago the writer
saw land from which oats had been cut
being prepared for cotton. What a mis
take! It would be far better to have
planted corn or peas there than cotton.
If Edgefield county farmers are to
have living expenses reduced and be in
dependent next year of the western
corn grower and western packinghouses
they mustincrease their corn acreage.
The old corn, the acreage of which is less
than usual is not very promising. This
makes it all the more necessary that
more late corn be planted.Theproiitfrom
cottonaf ter grain isextremelyuncertain,
while a profit from corn is practically
Beautiful Graduating Exercises.
Y. P. B. Elects Officers.
Misses Shaw and Ste
On Tuesday evening, the grad
uating exercises were held, and upon
the stage were seated the faculty,
the graduating class, Misses Eui
Satcher, Antoinette Denny, Sue
Timmerman, Dorothy Williams,
Frances Pratt Andrews, Helen
Lewis, Kathleen uart, and Messrs.
Stanton Lott, Robert Kenny and
Beverly Epes, the trustees and the
speaker of the evening Dr. H. N".
Snyder, president of Wofford col
lege. The decoiations had been
changed, and the colors of the class,
red and white, were very effectively
used. In the rear could be seen the
class banner with, "Ich Dien" on
it. The invocation was by Dr. W.
S. Dorset, and following this came
the salutatory,by Miss Helen Lewis;
history, by Mr. Stanton Norris
Lott; prophecy, Mr. Robert Kenny;
poem, Miss Eula Satcher; will, Mr.
Beverly Epes; valedictory, Miss An
toinette Denny. The address before
the class by Dr. Snyder, was heard
with keen attention by the appre
ciative audience, the keynote of his
discourse being co-operation. The
distinction of the graduating class
had been such that the state high
school diplomas were awarded them
as well as the school diplomas. Prof.
W. II. Hand, of Columbia, was
present, and in presenting the state
diplomaSjSpoke very coranlimentary
of the school and the graduates. Of
the 250 high school graduates in the
state, 7 of these were of this school.
Rev. P. E. Monroe, president of
board of trustees delivered the
Four prizes were given for the
highest average. The S th grade
prize was a volume of books from
Mr. Spann Toner, and was won by
Miss Bessie Bean, and presented by
Mr. W. W. Fuller, county superin
tendent of education.
The Dth grade prize was a watch,
given by the K. of P. and was won
by Miss Gertrude Yonce, presented
to her by Dr. W. S. Dorset.
The 10th grade pr:"?, a vol
ume of books, given oy Mrs. Octa
via Rushton, was presented to Mas
ter Newton Dorset by Mr. S. J.
The 11th grade prize, a volume
of books, was presented to Miss An
toinette Denny by Rev. E. C. Bai
ley, of Edgefield. The flowers sent
up to the graduates were literally
piled about them.
On Monday evening . of last
week the commencement exer
ciess of the high school were
continued, and the recital of the
music class was had. Miss Mary
Pickens Gwyn, is the instructor,
and the manner in which the selec
tions were rendered showed the
painstaking teacher she had been.
The stage had been decorated for
the evening with many blooming
plants and ferns, and from the cen
ter was suspended a large basket of
Howers, with garlands of blossoms
extending to the four corners. A
-horus, "Awake with the lark,"
ivas the first number on the pro
gram, and a number of duets and
<olos were enjoyed. Worthy of
neut iou was the selection, "Polka
Brilliante," by Master Fred Paiker.
[Ie is quito a musician, and was en
jored. The chorus, "Good-night,
?ood-night beloved," concluded the
Miss Ruth Shaw was the charm- [
og hostess f"r a party of friends t
.u Thursday evening of last week, j
he occasion b< ing complimentary \
io Misses Jennie Walsh and Emma |
?tansell, visitur.-?. Tuc cool, moon' t
it porch attracted the couples and |
bey enjoyed tho hours of social ?
converse and music. A pleasant do- f
fice for partners was arranged, and |
ill partook of the tempting refresh
Dr. VV. S. Dorset, who has ac
cepted tiie call to the first Baptist
church, Washington, Ga., will enter
ipon his duties August 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lott, with
.heir two beautiful lbtle girls,
Elizabeth and Effie Allen, visited
lt the home of Mr. J. A. Lott on
Misses Pet LaGrone and Orlena
Cartledge have gone to Spartan
burg to enjoy thc commencement
exercises of Converse college.
Miss Julia Trezevant, of Fort
Motte, is the guest of Miss Dorothy
At a recent meeting of the Y. P.
B. the officers for the year elected
were, president, Miss Mary Lucia
M obley; vice-president, Miss Elber
ta Bland; corresponding secretary,
Miss Elise Mobley; treasurer, Miss
Pauline Lewis; recording secretary,
Frank Kenny; organist, Miss Bettie
The young ladies from the colle
ges and schools returned during the
past week. Misses Ella Smith, Em
mie Wright and Flora Kenny,
graduates of Columbia college; El
la Jacobs, Winthrop college; Mar
Now is the 1
light weight c
just what the
We invite tl
fabrics both r(
Our gooda are
Boys and m<
you up from h
and oxfords, a
Full line of i
all-steel sprin.tr tooth Divers
cotton. If you ever try One
Thc Dai ii vertical lift
mower is a machine that
combines great strength
? with light draft and case
of management, being not
only correctly designed,
but substantially construct
ed. Ji you need a mower
try a Dain vertical lift
mower. No better on thc;-'
"Wc carry a full line of f;
repairs fur McCormick, '
Osborne, Deering, Cham
pion and Dain Mowers.
tba Watson, Hollins Institute, Va. ;
Miss Mary Spann Harrison, music
teacher at Fairfax; Miss Gonya
Hardy, teacher in high school at
St. George; Miss Ruby Strother,
teacher at Winthrop college; Miss
Gertrude Strother, teacher at Ehr
Miss Sara Stevens entertained on
Wednesday evening at her horne
near town, in honor of her friends
Miss Kima Pitts, of Saluda and
Miss J?eaks. All enjoyed the ride
ont, and w^re cordially greeted by
the youufe hostess. Japanese lan
terns, lighted up thc two wide ve
randas, which was a pleasant place
for tete-a-tete couples. A contest oc
cupied an hour and thc prize was
given to Miss Marion Moblcy, a
box of Huylers, the consolation
the time when every]
clothing and underw
ladies, misses, m
hing is new and styl
ie ladies to see our
3ady-to-wear and th<
right and prices vei
m come in to sec us,
[ead to foot, stylish
,11 in summer style a
Yours for busine
e Cultivator. It cnn be used i
: you will never be without a E
rart & Kernag]
being given to Miss Emma Stansell,
a bottle of Hoyt's German cologne'
The guests were both presented
with gifts. Ices and cake were serv
ed during the latter part of the
Mrs. Brannon, of Spartanburg,
is visiting at the home of her fa
ther, Mr. J. R. Hart.
Mr. and Mrs. James Tompkins
and Mrs. J. E. Hart, of Edgeiield,
spent Sunday here.
$.25.0(1 up Suits made to order of
fine woolens, made with snap and
style to please you. F. G. Merlins,
Large stock of wire screen doors ,
and windows just received.
Stewart ct Kernaghan. ;
body will need
ear. We have
en and boys
3 piece goods,
, We can fit
ti purchasing an implement
rmer should aim to have
work thoroughly done as
1 as to procure something
: will save labor. Both of
e aims are accomplished
mrchasing a John Deere
n cultivating either corn or
)ee:e diverse cultivator.
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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.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Yielding to the solicitations of citi
zens who reside in my ward, I have de
cided to become a candidate for war
den from the fifth ward of the town of
A. T. Samuel.
I respectfully announce that I am a
candidate for warden for the town of
Edgefield as the representative of the
3th ward. J. U. Rives.