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f. L. KIMS,._._Editor
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1912
Annual income twenty pounds, an
nual expenditure nineteen and six, re
sult happiness. Annual income twen
ty pounds, annual expenditure twenty
pounds and six, result misery.
Senator Tillman fought hard for an
other appropriation for the Charleston
navy yard, but the Republicans out
Would you not be glad if elections
and the scramble for office came only
once in four years? The Advertiser
.would welcome the change, even if it
?did cost us a few extra doll?rs.
The S. C. C. I. has just issued a
.very artistic and highly creditable cat
alogue that is replete with information
concerning this splendid institution.
Prospective students can get one for the
It is said Col. Roosevelt's speech be
fore HIS convention in Chicago on the
5th of August will contain some great
surprises. Hardly; the public is no
longer surprised at anything he says or
Through a singular co-incidence a
building in New York known as the
Wilson Building has been engaged as
national Democratic headquarters. Af
ter next March the White House in
Washington will be the real Wilson
By the time the half a hundred coun
ty candidates attend all of the picnics,
barbecues, conventions and protracted
meetings that are scheduled for, the
next thirty days they will either be
dwarfed and dwindled dyspeptics or will
have to place orders with their tailor for
larger garments. Some of them have
already let out their belts to the full
To-morrow under the stately oaks of
the old academy grove those who are
seeking political honors will address a
large number of Edgefield voters. Let
us hope and- put forth every eifort to
the end that at the close of the day
there will be nothing to regret.
In the years gone by many similar
.meetings have been conducted on the
same spot in a dignified and orderly
manner. Surely the people of this
generation will not lower the standard
set by their sires.
A Good Prohibition Law.
This splendid Union of ours may go
"to the 'demnition bow-wows' politically,
but there are grounds for the belief
that it is reasonably safe morally. A
few days ago the House passed the
senate bill prohibiting the transmis
sion of prize fighting moving picture
films from state to state, which practi
cally eliminates their use altogether.
As long as the public conscience is suf
ficiently awakened and quickened to
make the passage of such a measure
possible our country will not go alto
gether to the bad.
Tarifi a Heavy Borden.
Gov. Woodrow Wilson st-nck the key
note when he said the iniquitous tariff
has more to do with the high cost of
living than any other one thing. Cer
tain pet industries are being protected,
which causes the consumers, the great
masses of the people, to pay from 10
to 50 per cent more for many of the
actual necessities than they should. In
the cost of sugar alone, which is an
article of daily consumption in every
household, about 60 per cent of the
money paid the grocer is for import
duty on raw or crude sugar. For eve
ry $1 paid for sugar only 70 cents
worth of actual sugar is obtained.
This one item serves to show what
an enormous burden is borne by the
people without their actually realizing
it. Were tariff levied for revenue on
ly, the cost of living would be very ma
The Democratic party stands first,
last, and all the time, for tariff reduc
tion, and this plank alone should cause
the people of every section of the Un
ion to rally around its standard.
One Crime Calls For Another.
That a transgression of law or one
crime not infrequently leads to another
that is more aggravated, is shown by
the recent murder of Herman Rosen
thal, a noted gambler, in the heart of
New York with the electric lights shin
ing as bright as day.
It became known that Rosenthal con
templated giving information to the
district attorney to the effect that cer
tain public officials had been exacting
heavy toll of him in order that he might
have immunity from the law. Con
scious of their guilt and knowing too
that severe punishment would follow
should the gambler "squeal" on them,
these men, either with their own hands,
or by proxy, murdered him.
After these sworn officers of the law
had taken the first wrong step, that of
accepting hush money from Rosenthal,
it became necessary to commit a sec
ond and graver crime in order to cover
up the first one.
Board Acted Wisely.
While The Advertiser has no direct
interest in the matter, yet we wer?
pleased to see the announcement to the
effect that the board of trustees of
Chicora college decided not to change
the location of that institution. It is
' manifestly unjust to a town or city that
h as in season and out of season sup
ported an institution loyally and gener
ously to have it removed to another
town simply upon the ground that the
latter offers, temporarily, larger and
.nore generous support.
Of course, there are occasionally good
and sufficient reasons why the location
of a college should be changed, but to
put it on a basis of dollars and cents,
or temporary support, is, to our mind,
not alone a sufficient ground. General
ly when such changes are made the
prestige and standing of an institution
Such reasons as health, sanitation, in
order to be more accessible to territo
ry from which support or patronage is
drawn, etc., are well founded; but to
put an institution on the block and say,
in effect, that it will be knocked down
to the highest bidder, is too mercena
ry and commercial to be defensible.
Heed The Timely Advice.
Be careful what you say in talking
politics. "Wounds made bywords are
hard to heal.'--Laurens Herald.
The Advertiser not only wishes to
heartily endorse the foregoing lines
from our Laurens contemporary, but
we wish to give its timely advice the
widest possible circulation. How
thoughtless and unwise it is-positive
ly foolish, in fact-for people to say
harsh things in discussing politics and
politicians. Practically no good, and
frequently much harm, results from
these hastily spoken words. The safe
and sane course to pursue, is to avoid
all impassioned political discussions
There are ninety-nine chances to one
that Mr. A. will never convince his
neighbor, Mr. B., that Mr. C. is better
qualified for this or that office than Mr.
D. Then what's the use of jeopardiz
ing their friendship by making the at
There is nothing on the top side of
the earth in which most men are so
"sot in their ways" as they are in
politics, and you had about as well try
to lead a stubborn ox out ot a branch a
hot July day by a silk thread as to try
to convince any hard-headed voter that
his favorite candidate is not the acme
The Good Book says Job "multiplied
his words without knowledge." Well,
thai is just what everyone who dis
cusses politics is prone to do-multiply
words without knowledge. In our zeal
and loyalty for our friend and favorite
candidate, sometimes our reason gives
way to rashness; then it is that we are
liable to utter words that wound.
Will Teach Music Class.
Atter the first of August I will
teach a class of' several music pu
pils at my home in Buncombe.
Will be pleased to confer with those
desiring to take lessons in music.
. Emily B. Tompkins.
Gas Light Plant For Sale.
I offer for sale two 50-light Da
vis acetylene gas plants, together
with four 3-light oxidized copper
chandeliers and 14 single lights.
Cost $150; will sell for $75.
B. B. Jones.
Card of Thanks.
To all our relatives, friends and
neighbors, who so kindly aided, and
remembered us during our recont
affliction, we beg to extend our
heart-felt thanks. There are times
when words will not express our
feelings, and this is one of the times.
May the Lord in His goodness
bless you every one and may He be
and abide with you, is the prayer
Mrs. P. R. Wates and family.
Lirge shipment of cut glass, ster
ling silver and jewelry by express.
Sterling silver in Bets or single
pieces for weddings. Beautiful plush
boxes for each piece.
Ramsey & Jones.
Meeting at Trenton.
Thia meeting will begin at Meth
odist church third Sunday in Au
gust to continue one or two weeks.
To Any Not Interested.
If you are not interested, but
ought to be, in revival meeting
soon to begin a#t Methodist church,
come to preaching Sunday at ll,
and at 8:30. Services will be pre
paratory to meeting which begins
on first Sunday in August to con
tinue from one to two weeks. Of
course those who are most inter
ested will be present without need
of exhortation. Sunday school 10
J. R. Walker.
Dr. M. D. Jeffries' subjects for
Sunday will be: "The Garden, a
place for strengthening," for the
morning, and "Christian Liberty,"
for the evening service.
Electric Lights Being Installed.
Mr. Harling and his assistants
are now at work finishing the wir
ing and putting in the electrio
lights for the Methodist church.
Mr. B. F. Zimmerman as a gift had
already wired for the main lights.
A handsome fifteen light chandelier
in mottled Flemish finish will be in
center of auditorium, one ball at
ceiling at front and one at rear, a
two light bracket for choir, a putv
pit light, and a four light chande^
lier for Sunday school room. All
the lights have frosted shades, and
the pulpit light will not hurt your
eyes. The interior of the church is
being calcimined and painted. The
?ladies are putting in a handsome
Death of Mrs. Thurmond.
Just before closing our forms the
information of the death of Mrs.
Joseph Thurmond reached us. She
died Tuesday at her home after a
long illness, during which time
she had been a great sufferer. The
interment will take pb ce at Hardy's i
church this afternoon at two o'clock. ,
Mrs. Thurmond is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Wilie Glover,
Mrs. John Roper, and one son, Mr.
J. A. Thurmond.
Thomas A. Edison's Prediction
About the Moving Picture.
In an article in the AugustJ^m%
mair s Home Companion
moving piolares, the author c
mends the use of moving pictures
by the churches, and shows how de
velopments along that line will
probably come. In the course of the
article appear the following para
graphs presenting Mr. Thomas A.
Edison's prediction relative to mov
"Mr. Edison, the inventor of the
motion pictures, believes that their
greatest effectiveness will be in
education. He wants to make them
an integral part of the ] ublic school
system, and experiments are now
being made in his home town, Or
ange, New Jersey. He now has op
erators in Africa with instructions
io take everything from Cape Town
to the mouth of the Nile, to be used
in teaching geography. Mr. Edi
son's idea is that moving pictures
will take the p'ace of most of ; the
text books below the ninth grade.
He maintains that children will
learn geography much more quickly
and will have a more intelligent
understanding through moving pic
tures, where they can see the actual
country, the mountains and the riv*
ers, the wild animals, the savage
people at work and at play, and the
life in the cities, than would be pos
sible from text books.
"In so far as geography is con
cerned, Mr. Edison has an argu
ment difficult to answer, although
it is doubtful if it would ever be
wise to do away with text books,
but one can supplement the other.
The inventor maintains that moving
pictures can be used with equal
effectiveness to teach history. He
has already reproduced the battle
of Lexington, and insists, with his
torical accuracy. Also he has re
produced Washington crossing the
Delaware. The familiar painting of
the latter exploit, so far as accuracy,
is concerned, is about the absurdest
fiction that ever became established.
"Mr. Edison believes that with
moving pictures he can teach al
most anything in school except
arithmetic. Maybe he is a little
o,Ter-optimistic. And there is an
other important point which he
does not discuss, and that is the
effect of the moving pictures upon
the eyes. The constant flicker is ex
cessively trying to most of us, and
it is absolutely necessary that, if
moving pictures are introduced into
schools, it shall be made certain that
this constant vibration does not
have any ill effect upon the sight of
Red Hill 3
Flat Rock 4
Liberty Hill G
White Town 7
North Elmwood 8
South 41 0
H bier 10
North Meriwether 12
Plum Branch 15
Clark's Hill 19
Meriwether Hall 29
N h Plum Branch 30
Ea . Collier 32
Long Cane 34
Oak Grove 36
The Edgefield Signers of the
Ordinance of Secession.
It will only be possible in this
paper to give a very meagre notice
of each of, these illustrious men.
They were, Colonel James P. Car
roll, Major Andrew J. Hammond,
Colonel James C. Smiley, Colonel
James Tompkins, William Gregg
and General R. G. M. Dunovant.
James Parsons Carroll.
Born in the city of Charleston
this eminent lawyer spent, his boy
hood in Edgefield. Ile graduated
at the South Carolina colleqe, read
law and was admitted to the bar in
Columbia in 183U. Returning to
H?geiield he opened an ofHce which
Bgirst was not lucrative-bj* dint
ijPpatience and hard work he at
tained to a position at the Edge
field bar second to none. He was?
at various times a member of both
branches of the legislature. He
became a Chancellor in the Equity
court, and filled that position with
honor and dignity. He died in
1883 at 75 years of age, beloved by
all for his beautiful characteristics.
Maj. Andrew J. Hammond.
Born not far from Hamburg in
the lower part of the District the
subject of this sketch worthily up
held the honor of his revolutionary
ancestor Colonel Samuel Ham
mond. Major Hammond was a
planter, with no political aspira
tions, but having the interest of his
section at' heart, and enjoying the
confidence of all who knew him, he
was sent as a delegate to the con
vention of 1860. At one time be-.
represented the county in the Leg
islature. He held the rank of Ma
jor in the confederate service,
i Col. James C. Smiley.
' Colonel James C. Smiley was
born at Meeting Street, iu Edge
field county, in 1820, and died in
1872. His mother was a sister of
Marmaduke Coates, of Newberry,
S. C. He held no office during his
life, except that of Colonel of Mili
tia and the very important position
of delegate to the Secession con
vention. He with all the other
members of that body, signed the
Ordinance of Secession. He was a
planter by business and occupation,
and enjoyed the respect and confi
dence of the people. His wife was
Catherine Watson of Ridge
Colonel James Tompkins.
1 Born in the "Dark Corner" of
Edgefield, near the place now called
Modoc, Colonel Tompkins lived
the healthy honorable life of the
farmer. A man of considerable
ability, having the love and respect
of his neighbors he was elected to
the State Legislature where he
served his constituents ably and
well. Afterwards, he was made a
delegate to that memorable body of
Secessionists who framed and sign
ed the famous Ordin ince.
Though not an Edgefield born
man, Mr. Gregg had identified him
self with the interests of our coun
ty by marriage with the daughter of
one of our most honored men, Col
onel Mathias Jones of Edgefield.
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4 8. S^
W. FULLER, County Superintend
Mr. Gregg waa born on the 2nd of
February 1800, in Monongahela
Co. West Virginia. He was a mem
ber of the 1860 convention, and
died Sept. 12th 1867. He was bu
ried in Magnolia cemetery near
Charleston- A good, honorable,
just man, whose influence lives af
Gen. R. G. M. Dunovant.
Gen. Dunovant vas a native of
Chester county. After graduating
at the South Carolina College he
moved out to Texas and stayed
there until the breaking out of the
Mexican War where he returned
to his native state, raised a compa
ny in the town of Chester of which
he was elected Captain, was promo
ted to the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel. Having identified him
self with Edgefield by marriage
with a sister of lion. Preston S.
Brooks, he represented her in the
State Legislature and wa? a member
of the convention of 1860.
He was General in charge of the
State troops during the first year of
the war between the States. 'Af
ter the reorganization he held the
rank of Colonel.
Great good men, all, and they
were worthy representatives of this
good old county.
Agatha A. Wroodson.
Mr. D. A. Tompkins Makes Sug
gestion Concerning Road Im
provement in County.
The only way to have good roads
is to get up the money to build
them and select a civil engineer to
lay them out, and a select finance
committee composed say of tbe
leading bankers in th? county to
disburse the fund upon ??due proof
of value received. Mr. D. A. Tomp
kins who lives in Mecklenburg
county, N. C., where there were
model good roads all over the coun
ty, writes from his mountain sum
mer home at Montreat, enclosing a
sketch with 5 proposed good roads
radiating from Edgefield, one to
ward Augusta, one Johnston, one to
Meeting Street, one to Pleasant Lane
and further one to Cleora and fur
ther he says:
Mr. A. S. Tompkins,
Edgefield, S. C.
My dear Arthur:
I inclose a rongh
sketch showing some roads that
Edgefield county sorely needs. "I
think a sand and olay road could be
built from Edgefield to Angusta, or
to the Aiken line near Belvedere
for 1,000 or $1,500 a mile. The
three stretches that would have to
be graded and macadamized or
made of sand and cia" would be
about 10 to ?20 miles each, one each
to Meeting Street, Pleasant Lane,
and Cleora, or possibly to thj coun
ty line in each case. Many North
Carolina counties have redeemed
themselves by bond issue. Iredell
county, for example, has just issued
$450,000 worth of bonds. Gaston
county issued $3000,000 worth of
bonds. I think if Edgefield would
issue about $100,000 worth of bonds
and pay the road work indicated,
the county would be ,;eved at
once of a great deal of L. troubles.
I believe it would settle the disputes
D COUNTY 1912-13
lent of Education.
and contentions you are having
with the negroes. You ali eady have
a road tax which could go to pay
ing tiie interest on these bonds, and
I believe you could start a sinking
fund to retire them, and increased
taxes would more than retire them
in li fteen or twenty years. The ma n
thing is for the county not to do
what it did before, to wit: issue
bonds and get no roads. You should
be ?ure that the money issued
slum id go for roads.
1 write simply that the subject
is on my mind, and so as not to
forget to suggest the idea to you.
You will certainly have to have
some good roads before the county
gets out of its quagmires and other
troubles. Modern prosperity is based
on an easy social and commercial
intercourse,which means good roads"
Yours verv truly,
D. A. Tompkins,
Per. M. A.
Importance of Healthy
Edgef ield Readers Should Learn
to Keep the Kidneys Well.
The kidneys have a big work to
do. All the blood in the body is
coursing through the kidneys con
stantly to be freed of poisonous
matter. It is a heavy task when the
kidneys are well, but a cold chill,
fever or some thoughtless exposure
is likely to irritate, inflame and con
gest the kidneys and interrupt the
puri ying work.
Then the aching frequently be
gins and is often accompanied by
some irregularity of the urine-too
frequent passages, sediment or re
tention. Thousands testify to the
wonderful merit of Doan's kidney
pills, a remedy for the kidneys on
ly, that has been used in kidney
troubles 50 years. You will make no
mistake in following this Edgefield
Mrs. J T Pattison, Edgefield, S.
C., says: "I have given Doan's kid
ney pills a thorough trial and I
know them to be a splendid kidney
remedy. On several occasions I used
them and received lasting relief
from kidney trouble. I do not hesi
tate to recommend this remedy as
the best one I know of for kidney
For ?ale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agenta for
the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other.
Mahogany, walnut and oak bed
room suits from $18 up to $175.
Ramsey & Jones.
Pound packages of talcum pow
der for only 25 ce.ots.
$25 up suits to order of fine
woolens, perfect fit. Also ready
made clothes, all wool ?10 up. Wash
suits $4 up. Write F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga.