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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1912
One man meets an infamous pun
ishment for that crime which confers
a diadem upon another.-JUVENAL.
Baltimore, June 29.-An effort
to report or give an adequate idea
of a national Democratic convention
in one issue of a county paper would
be as futile as would be the attempt
to veil the monument on the square
at Edgefield with a lady's handker
chief. Even a report of one of the
nine sessions, the sessions lasting
from four to eleven hours would
be impossible, and yet I w*nt The
Advertiser's readers who do not see
the daily papers to get at least a
glimpse of this great convention,
probably the largest in size ever
held in America. A professor of the
University of Illinois told me yes
terday that he had attended a num
ber of large conventions, both edu
cational and political, among them
being the recent Republican con
vention in Chicago, but that he has
never before attended such a gather
ing as this.
The Convention Hall.
Fortunately, Baltimore did not
haye to erect a special ball in order
to provide accommodations for the
convention, the 5 th regiment ar
mory being used. It is probably the
largest auditorium in America, cov
ering an entire city block. As the
roof is supported by steel arched
girders, equaling almost the span
of a rainbow, there are no columns
or supports to obstruct the view
from any part of the roora. There is
hut little doubt that the attendance
upon several sessions was over
A Baltimorean who knew by rea
son of official connection with the
committee on arrangements told rae
that 15,800 folding chairs were
pladfcd in the armory, and some ad
ditional seats were provided besides
these. Several thousands were seated
in windows, standing against the
walls and in the aisles near the
doors. Dozens of policeman were on
duty outside to prevent the great,
throng that could not enter the hall
from blocking the sidewalks, ropes
being stretched to keep tho streets
open. Through well arranged plans,
by having a large number of ushers
and by providing about thirty or
forty places of entrance and exit,
the crowd was handled with com
parative ease and dispatch.
The danger from fire was practi
cally- eliminated, as there was noth
ing inflammable in or about the
building except chairs or clothing.
The heat (think of being in such a
crowd a seething June day) wa* so
intense, almost to the point of suffo
cation, that dignified, sedate middle
age and old men did not hesitate to
remove their coats. The ladies would
likewise have removed a garment or
two but they weie already so scanti
ly clad that any removals would
have caused their ejection from the
An Unwieldy Body.
Except in deciding questions at
issue and in parliamentary matters,
it may bc said that the body or
convention rules the chair. When
feeling ran high and pandemonium
leigned during the contention be
tween Judge Parker and Mr. Krvati
for the temporary chacmanship,
Mr. Norman E. Mack, thechr.irmu;
of the national committee, w:is ut
terly powerless to restore order.
His commands, denian/1", appeal?
and ra*'? with the gavel were al*
together ignored. Ar other time*
when enthusiasm reached a white
heat among the friend* of Speaker
Clark or Gov. Wilyun, particularly
the latter and ovations RIKI demon
strations wou!d la.it for an hour, th?1
chairman non ld do nothing bm
frtand and look on. Even the pound
ing ofhi^ g:ivel wast drowned. Judge
3*arker is lacking in the element
or qualities that make a Kuccenful
presidio? officer. .Mr. James, the
permanent chairman, held a beuei
grasp of the situation, lie istall,
broad-shouldered and has a ewin
Its Educational Advantages.
While it consumes about a week's
time and makes considerable in
roads upon one's bank account, yet
all who possibly can should attend
at least one national Democratic
convention. Aside from the social
feature or pleasure, rubbing elbows
with men-intelligent representa
tive citizens-from all parts of the
country, including the Philippines,
Porto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska,
has decided educational advantage.
Then, too, while we are ostensibly
or nominally one people, one coun
try or nation, yet there is no gain
saying the fact that there are three
separate and distinct sections-the
North, the West, the South. A con
vention of all of thu 46 states im?
! presses one with the sectional
differences of our people and at the
same time affords an opportunity to
study the people (and conditions
through the people) of the other
sections.. The interest of the South
and West lay practically along the
same lines, while those of the North
are altogether different. Briefly
stated, two sections supply the
world with raw material and the
third supplies only the manufactur
ed product, which causes their view
points to be diametrically opposite.
Not until the lion and the lamb lie
down together peacefull\r, or until
Gabriel sounds the last call, will
the three sections be altogether in
The Democratic Leaders.
An advantage that offsets both
the time and cost of attending a
convention is the opportunity of
seeing ane hearing the big men of
the party, the leaders in statecraft
and politics of the country. It is
one thing to read of and after a
n an through the press, but seeing
him face to face and forming your
own personal estimate of him is an
entirely different thing. For in
stance, one's estimate of Mr. Bryan
is likely to change after seeing him
and hearing him speak. Then there
is Senator Gore, the blind senator
from Oklahoma. You could never
know him just as he is thy viewing
him through the pr^ss. He address
ed the convention on two occasions,
always proving himself to be practi
cal, pleasing, pungent. His populari
ty, and the position he fiholds in the
estimate of the leaders, is shown
by the fact that he was chosen to
make t he address seconding the
nomination of Gov. Woodrow Wil
son for the presidency. His time
bein? limited just as the other
speakers were, he was nrnped down
before concluding, but the conven
tion insisted upon an extension of
his time, which was granted. Sena
tor Gore's figures and metaphors
are superb and at the same time he
is eminently practical. There are
John Sharpe Williams and Gov.
Vardaman and O'Gorman and Par
ker and James and scores of others
wrhom to hear js worth while.
In order to be an active, con.
spicuous figure in a national conven,
tion a man has to be more than an
intellectual giant. Ile must be a big
man physically and have a voice
equal to a fog-horn. Unless the
voioe of one who speaks can be
heard in all parts of the hall the
people grow restless and soon start
a demonstration for their favorite
candidate. One morning while some
committees were completing their
reports several prominent men ad
dressed the convention, more to
consume time than anything else,
the session being referred to after
wards as the "hot air" session.
Among the last speakers was the
Hon. John Temple Graves, who,
unfortunately for him, followed Bell
of California, whose voice could
reach the remotest corner of a ten
acre field. Well, to make a long
story short, the "silver tongue" of
Mr. Graves co ^d not send a sound
wave more than half way across
the hall. The consequence was the
people began to talk and the ut
mostj disorder soon prevailed. In
truth, the voice of Hon. William
Walton Mims could come as near
filling a hall of such enormous di
mensions as could that of the Hon.
John Temple Graves. And to be
perfectly frank, with all due defer
ence to the latter gentlemen, just
at that time I myself would greatly
h:tv?? prefered hearing the voice
"t the former little gentleman.
As to the Next President.
From the outset, the leaders have
bfreii Clark and Wilson, the latter
-lowly graining all the while. South
Carolina's delegation has steadily
?i?i<i consistently voted as a unit, 18
* rung, for Governor Wilson.
In the Lighter Vein.
Soon after Mr. Graves began
speaking, a lady sitting near me re
marked, smilingly: '"Hark from the
tomb the doleful sound." I did not
know whether his name or weak
voice, possible both, prompted the
Mr.-i. Alice Roosevelt Longsworth,
"a chip off the paternal block," was
a sped a tor two days. At first she
sat with Gov. Dix, mayor G.iynor
ind the Belm ?nts, and th" next day
she sat willi her hush .?ii.I itt the
Mrs. Taft occupied a seat in the
guests' section during one session,
smiling complacently upon the con
vention, as if confident that it
would all be in vain.
J. L. Mims.
Trenton News Items.
At the time of writing our last
letter Mrs. J. M. Wise was breath
ing her last. She died on Monday
afternoon. Hers was a life of love
and service to those about her. She
possessed those traits of character
that commanded the love and res
pect of all who knew her. lu her
home she was a devoted wife and
mother which was proven by the
untiring devotion of her only son in
her last days. Mrs. Wise was al
ways cheerful and carried sunshin?
into many lives she came in con
tact with. She was a member of
the Presbyterian church and at the
grave in Ebenezer cemetery her pas
tor paid some beautiful tributes to
the gentle Christian life she had led.
The Fertilizer Co. has purchased
an up-to-date ginnery and will have
it installed by the time the new
crop begins to come in. They also
will be in the market for buying
cotton and cotton seed.
The iron fence around the ceme
tery is about completed and it adds
much to the appearance of the
Miss Elizabeth Eady of Florence
is visiting Miss Roseva Harrison.
Conference of Sunday School
tf?The conference which will be
held in out Methodist church be
ginning next Monday night, and
closing at noon on Wednesday
promises to be an occasion of un
usual enthusiasm, and a great op
portunity for those who are inter
ested in the great work of the Sun
day school. The program in detail
appears on our front page, and
shows for itself that a treat is in
store for those who come.
Already the number of names
sent in from the various sections of
Columbia district are nearing the
hundred mark, and fully that num-|
ber is expected. A committee which
has in charge the providing of
home? is meeting with success and
Edgefield will doubtless prove her
reputation of old time hospitality.
Rev. W. M. Duncan, the presid
ing elder of the Columbia district
will be in charge of the conference,
and fifteen or more pastors and
brethren of distinction will be pres
ent, among them Mr. J. M. Way,
Field Sunday school secretary. Rev.
J.R. Walker of the Edgefield
church is the Sunday school secre
tary of this district, and his been
exercising his accustomed energy
and progressive spirit in making
this event mean something to those
who come, and to Edgefield as well.
Refer to tho piogram and attend
whenever it is possible. There are
so many good things, thereon, that
you cannot drop in at an inoppor
tune time. Edgefield is indeed hon
ored and should feel grateful to
offer hospitality to this notable
Mail Carriers Will Fly.
This is an ago of great discover
ies, Progrcsss rides on the air. Soon
we may see Uncle (Sam's mail carri
ers Hying in ali directions, trans
porting mail. People take a wonder
ful interest in a discovery that bene
fits them. That's why Dr. King's
New Discovery for coughs, colds
and other throat .ind lung diseases
is the most popular medicine in
America. It cured me of a dreadful
cough, writes Mrs. J. F. Davis,
Stickney Corner, Me., "after doc
tor's treatment and all other reme
dies had failed." For coughs, colds
or any bronchial affection its un
equaled. Price 50c and $1.00. Trial
bottle free at Penn & Holstein's,
W E Lynch <fc Co.
An Ordinance Declaring Certain Slot Ma
chines Unlawful. ,
Be it ordained by the Town Council
of the town of Edgefield, S. C. and by
authority of the same:
Section 1. That it shall be unlawful
for any person within the corporate
limits of the town of Edgefield, S. C.
to have or keep on his premises or op
erated within said corporate limits of
said town any slot machine of what
ever name or kind, except automatic
weighing, measuring, musical and
vending machines which are so con
structed as to give a certain, uniform
and fair return in value for each coin
deposited therein and in which there is
no element of chance whatever.
Section 2, That any person whomso
ever who shall violate any r i* the pro
visions of section one of this ordinance
shall upon conviction before the town
council of said town, be fined io the
sum of not less than twenty dollars nor
more than one nundred ($100.00) dol
lars or be imprisoned not less than ten
nor more than thirty days.
D?ne and ratified this 25th day of
June A. D. 1912.
J. G. Edwards,
Mayor town of Edgefield, S. C.
W. C. Lynch,'
Acting cl'k and treas, of Council.
Good Union Meeting of Third
Division. Candidates in Evi
dence. Some Visitors at
The union meeting of the third
division of the Edgefield association
met agreeably to appointment Sat
urday and Sunday the 29th and 30th
with the Plum Brancli.church. Plum
Branch is a hustling community,
and it is always a pleasure to bo en
tertained by such a hospitable peo
ple. The rain came in torrents on
Friday, and the threatening weath
er conditions on Saturday, doubtless
prevented many If rom turning out,
though all the churches were repre
sented except Clark's Hill. The
meeting was called together prompt
ly at 10:30 for devotional exercises,
and after half ^hour's preparation the
work of the day was begun by the
discussion of the following queries:
"Can a Christian be positive he is
srived," "Is the weekly prayer
meeting worth while," "The duty
of citizens of a community and of
local officials in local self govern
ment." "The influence of the aver
age church member" by brethren
J C Morgan, B D Kitchings, Sam
Agner, T K Collier, Rev. JE
Freeman and ? others.
Sunday morning the exercises
were in the. hands of the superin
tendent of Plum Branch Sunday
school, who pressed some visitors
into service as teachers, and the
recitations were highly instructive
and creditable to the Plum Branch
school. The pastor and C Y D Free
land the superintendent, have the
work well in hand, and are to be
congratulated on account of a prom
ising outlook for the future.
At 11:30 the pastor preached a
most lucid and forceful missionary
sermon from the great commission
after which a collection was taken
amounting to $8.85, which was
given to state missions.
An hour and a half was spent to
refresh the inner man and the fare
needs no comment to any one ac
quainted with the skill of the good
ladies in the culinary art. Suffice it
to say, those people would not like
it if you did not eat enough to make
you almost sick. The young ladies
roll up their sleeves aHd make
themselves useful as well as orna
You will excuse me for keeping
it from Mrs. Anon, but allow me to
say parenthetically, that if I were a
young man hunting a wife, and I
would be shore" ^hunting one, I
think I should go to Plum Branch.
They help the spiritual b}r minister
itrg^to the temporal, a thing, that I
fear is sometimes overlooked. The
afternoon was well spent in the in
terest of the Sunday school and B.
Y. P. U. work. Hon. T G Talbert
made a magnificent address on
"tlow to prepare a Sunday school
lesson." Mr. Talbert, always a good
speaker was at his best, and his ad
dress made a lino impression.
"Things necessary for a president
to do to make a B. Y. P. U. meet
in <i a success" was well discussed
by Rev. J. E. Freeman, I) A J
Bell and others.The last topic,"how
may a B.Y. P.',U. meetings be man
aged to induce young men to exer
cise the gift of public prayer" was
well discussed by brother C Y D
Freeland and which closed one of
the most irofitable meeting yet held
by the baby division of our associa
tion. The next meeting comes tu
Parksville in September, and we
trust that our friends who treated
us so royally in spiritual and tem
poral things will honor us by com
ing to Parksville. We noticed visi
tors to the union from Augusta.Meri
weth?r, Modoc, McCormick and
Edgefield all of whom can fully ap
preciate the force of what we have
written relative to the hospitality
and progressiveness of hustling
Candidates at Plum Branch ga
lore, and they are all so clever. Col.
G. D. Tillman once said he favor
ed the primary, if for no other rea
son, than that it takes the starch out
of candidates who unfortunately
take the big head.Let us judge them
more by what they have done in
the past, than by what they threat
en to do in the future.
Our consecrated young Methodist
preacher, Rev. B. II. Covington de
siring to find a quiet retroat for pur
poses of study spent last week with
Judge Bell of Clark's Hill.
Mr. JesBe Willis of Red Hill who
married Miss Brown of Plum
Branch is the happiest man in the
world because he is the proud fa
ther of a pretty little girl born on
June 30th. Though somewhat be
side himself he is receiving the
congratulations of his many friends.
Mrs. Addie Bell Parks of Augus- ?
ta came up yes ter lay, bringing lit
tle James, whom wo aro sorry to
say has been quite sick. We trust a
salubrious atmosphere with loving
ministrations by doting grand pa
rents will fully restore him.
Col. W. J. Talbert spent Sunday
with home folks after a week of ar
Mieses Mary and Martha Bell
spent thu /eek end at the hospita
ble home of Mr. B. D. Kitchings
of Plum Branch.
Mrs. Cornelia Connor of Orange
burg is here ou a visit to her daugh
ter, Mrs. J. M. Bussey and her pret
ty little grand daughter only two
Miss Janie Bell Jaro of Calhoun
Falls visited relatives and friends
in Parksville some time ago. She
denies it, but we suspect she came
to join our matrimonial bureau. At
any rate we were glad to see her.
Program Third Annual Sunday
First Session, Monday Night July 8.
S.30. Scripture reading, 2 Timothy,
2:14-26, by Rev. E. H. Beckham.
Hymn, "Onward Christian Soldiers."
Prayer, Rev. J. K. Inabinit.
8.45. A Practical An ition of II
Timothy 2:15 to our Me 'list Sunday
school Work, by Mr. J. M. vVay, field
9:15. A Reasonable Goal for our
Sunday School Workers to attain du
ring this Annual Conference year, by
Kev. J. R. Walker.
9:30. Roll call ol' pastors and super
intendents and enrollment of delegates.
Assignment of delegates to homes by
Second Session, Tuesday Morning
10.00. Prayer and praise service, b"
Rev. A. R, Phillips.
10.15. Institute Work-"Our stand
ard of excellence for Sunday schools,"
by Mr. Way.
11.00. Four fifteen-minute talk, on
Vital Topics. (1) Developing s' ig
Christian character through Bible teach
ing in the Sunday school, by Rev. J. B.
Traywick. (2) Making the teacher
training class go, by Dr. E. O. Wat
son. (3) Making the Wesley adult
Bible class go, by Rev. A.. E. Driggers.
(4) How to enlist every member of
the Wesley adult Bible classes in se
curing new members for the entire
school, by Mr. J. H. Bodie.
-12.00. Open Conference on Methods
"Your questions answered."
Third Session, Tuesday Afternoon
S.45. Prayer and praise service, by
Mr. J. M. Cobb.
4.00. Making a success of Children's
Day as an educational force in every
Sunday school, by Rev. J. E. Rushton.
4.15. Our Evangelistic Aim -Every
scholar a working church member be
fore passing the "Ten Age", by Rev.
Thos. G. Herbert.
4.30.. Four fifteen-minute talks on
the superintendent and his work. (1)
In the country Sunday school by Mr. J.
J. Shelley. (2) In the Industrial Towns
and Villages, by J L Quinby. (3) In
the city Sunday school, by Hon. B. E.
Nicholson. (4) General qualifications
of the successful superintendent, by
Rev. S. O. Cantey.
5.30. Developing leaders to replace
the indifferent and uninformed super
intendent and teacher, by Rev. A. E.
Fourth Session, Tuesday Night July 9.
8 30. Praver and praise service, led
by Rev C M* Peeler.
9 00. "All the Church and all the
children in the Sunday school" -How
to get them, by Rev Thos G Herbert.
9 15. Annual Sunday school day-A
plan for enlisting every school in the
forward movement of the Conference
Sunday school Boird, by .Mr J M Way.
9 30. How prepare the senior
leaguers ant' uer young people for
future sei" ..s teachers, by Rev. A
9 4fi ractical missionary policy
for .nday school and how to curry
it c jy Rev C E Peele.
Fifth Session, Wednesday Morning
9 50. Scrinture reading and prayer,
Rev W C Winn.
10 00. Institute Work-The Sunday
school teacher, by Mr Way. (a) Gen
eral spiritual and intellectual prepa
ration, (b) How to prepare and teach
the lesson, (c The Three C's-"Con
tact. Concentration, Conservation (d) The
end in view of the successful teacher.
11 00. Three fifteen-minute talks on
Live Topics: (1) Our Teacher Train
ing Goal-A regular class, or all the
otiicers and teachers as individual stu
dents in every school, by Rev W M
Duncan. (2) The Great value of the
work necessary to win the conference
Sunday school banner to the schools
and churches, by Dr E O Watson. (3)
A sunday school conference in every
circuit every year under the leadership
of the preacher in charge, by Rev S H
11.45, Report of committee on reso
lutions. Election of district sunday
school officers. Other business.
Opening the Question Box
"An Education Is For What?" j
Above is subject at Trenton
Methodist church Sunday at 4
o'clock There is something in
this for both tho children and the
J. R. Walker.
Baptist Church-Services 11:30
a. m., and 8::J0 p. m. Morning sub
ject "Elements of power in Christ'*
Kingdom;" evening, "How wo be
come what wc want to be."
M. D. Jeffrie*.
The Business College now being
conducted at Augusta, Ga, under
the Dranghon nam'? is not au thor
ized by Draughou's Practical Busi
ness College (Jo. For catalog of
Draughon's Bi? Chain ol' Wjlleges,
address JIM?. F. Dransihon, presi
dent, Nashville, or KuoxviiL-, Tomi.
Union Meeting of First Division.
The town of Edgefield and the
rir?t Baptist church was the select
ed place of the union meeting of
the 1st division, and on Saturday,
in spite of the busy season and late
?rop conditions, a very creditable
number of visitors were in attend
ance, all of the churches being rep
resented by delegates. As usual,
however, all the speakers were not
in evidence but good ones were
found, and the program of all the
sessions was full.
The first query discussed was
"The preservation and develoj>
ment of country churches." This
topic was discussed bv O Sheppard,
Esq., T C Callison and Dr. M D
Jeffries. "The Importance of reli
gious periodicals" brought out in
teresting discussion? from Mr. O.
Sheppard and Rev. J E Johnson.
At the recess hour an abundant
dinr.er was served on the grounds
adjacent the church, and this so
cial season was pleasantly and rap
idly passed in greetings to the old
frieuds and the meeting of new
ones. Immediately after the recess
the topics were taken up again, and
the first one, "Needed improve
ments in the business methods of
mission work," was discussed by
Rev. J. S. Harris of McCormick,
and Dr. Jeffries, the latter also
making a very instructive address
on "The importance of .endowing,
equipping and patronizing our de
nominational institutions." "The
Judson centennial" was also dis
cussed, which has as its practical
object the raising, in honor of Dr.
Judson, one and a quarter millions
of dollars for educational work and
printing plants in foreign lauds.
Sunday morning, a much larger
number were present, Mr. P. N.
Tiramerman acting as moderator.
During the Sunday school boura
very pleasing address was made on
the "Sunday school and evangelism"
by Rev. J S Harris pastor of Betha
ny church. Rev. Mr. Harris has
been a member of the Edgefield as
sociation but a comparatively short
time, but he is making his value
felt, .he Edgefield church was
glad io see him and hear Lim talk.
The missionary sermon was
preached by Rev. J. E. Johns on,
and was very practical and helpful.
One of the brethren remarked that
he had heard many sermons but
that the one in questi' was as
much to the point, and us happily
presented as aay he had ever heard.
Thc recess hour was delightfully
spent in partaking of a dinner pre
pared for a large attendance, and
there was enough and to spare. The
afternoon session was an interesting
one, two subjects being presented.
The first was "The adult in the Sun
day school," by Mr. A. S. Tom
kins and the other a paper on pri
mary methods prepared and read by
Mrs. Mamie Tillman. This paper
was full of valuable suggestions and
was read effectively.
The union adjourned at 3 o'clock
to meet the fifth Sunday in Septem
ber with thu Mountain Creek church..
I will have ?j]:ini:=". printed for the
pledges, affidavits, and statements re
quired of candidates in the Democratic
primary, and will mail out copies to the
various candidates within the next ten
(1U) days The pledges have to be filed
by noon, July 26th, with the county
chairman anJ clerk of court
B E Nicholson.
Enrollment Over SOU-Value of
Property Over a Million and a
(.} uar te r-N inc ty-io ur Teach
ers and Officers.
Agriculture, Agriculture and Chem
istry, Agriculture and Animal In
dustry, Chemistry, Mechanical and
Electrical Engineering, Civil En
gineering, Textile Engineering,
One year course in Agriculture,
Two year course in Textiles, Four
weeks Winter Course iu Cotton
Grading, Four weeks Winter Course
Cost. Cost per session of nine
months including all fees, heat,
light, water, board, laundry and
the necessary nr. it';, rms ?133.50 Tui
tion ?*o on ?tddbional.
SCHOLARS sw .*:?:?> ENTRANCE; EX
The ('?d'ei?ti maintains 167 four
year Agrityi! ttlr.i! .n:d Textile Schol
arships and ft 1 ?i:ie->v.ar Agricultural
se.htdarships. Valm? ?-*'scholarships
-si un per sessio?) M nd I've tuition.
(Students who have attended
CleuHon College ur any other col
bee ur university, are not eligible
for Un; scholarships unless there aro
in? other eligible applicants.)
Scholarship and Entrance Exn.rn.i
naiioiiM wiil be feld at the County
Court II..use cu July 12th, 9 A. M.
N;xt S ?ssion Opens
SEPT KM KER ll. 1912.
Write AT OtfCE to W. 'M.
Rig?s, President, Clemson College,
S. C., fur catalog, scholarship
blank*?, etc. If you delay, you may
bc crowded out.