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Barbecue Dinner at Gilgal.
The members of Gilgal church
will serve a barbecue dinner at the
.church on the day of the county
-campaign meeting, Saturday, the
10th of August. The proceeds* from
the sale of dinner will be U6ed to
recover the church. Men will be
-charged 35 cents for dinner and the
ladies 25 cents.
Death of Mrs. Dukes.
Monday morning last Mrs. Joseph
Dukes died in the hospital in Au
gusta, where she underwent a surgi
cal operation. Before her marriage
Mrs. Dukes was Miss Annie Lou
-Covar, having spent her early life
in Edgefield. Besides her husband,
she leaves three littlle children, the
eldest being eleven years of age and
the youngest about seven. Mrs.
Dukes was an active member of the
Methodist church. For several years
she has been residing in Granite
ville, and the interment took place
there Tuesday afternoon.
? Showed Increase in Business.
Ihe first quarterly meeting of the
board of directors of the bank of
Plum Branch was held at the office
of the bank last Wednesday evening,
.and a very profitable meeting was
reported. A statement of the condi
? <on of the bank was submitted by
a iie cashier showing the bank to be.
ria healthy condition and a gradual
: crease in business. A detailed re
!? ?rc by the president was also sub
l it ted showing the general condi
ti MI of the bank and the satnfac
t? ry manner in which it is doing
Some Fools Yet.
J n pite of fl the boasted enlight
enL nc of this age there are some
fools .i-ll living. A candidate, one
of tl.v-' ubiquitous fellows who,
like th?- emainderof his tribe, sees
practically everything that is going
on in t. county, told The Adver
tiser an - that he saw a negro plow
'inga ran in tall bottom corn last
week win. its head in a bag to keep
the poor enture from biting the
corn. Th i ti ?< of a mule being plow
ed as hot ? e uher as last week was
in high cor1 with its nose ;n a bag!
Don't te.'! Gov. Blease we said
so, but ?n? """ciety for the Preven
tion of Crue , y to animals should
send for ti;" i-dlow .and have him
Preference Given County Cam
pai/ i Meeting.
Owing to tL . fact that the state
campaign meeting and the first
county campaign meeting were held
within two days of each other, and
to the further fact that ono of our
printers is away with the Edgefield
Rifles attending the encampment, it
is impossible to report both meet
ing* in this ?issu '. As it has
been The Advertiser's custom to re"
port the first county campaign
meeting in full, giving the "plat
forms" of candidates for legislative
honors, and, too, because it is of
more interest to our people, we de
cided to give the pivferenee to the
county campaign and leave o? the
Petit Jury. August Term.
G B Reynolds, Johnston,
Clark Edwards, Johnston,
J W Kemp, Wise,
Jim Willis, Plum Branch,
C II Stone, M od oe,
I C Harrison, Liberty Hill,
G F Long, Trenton,
B L Ergle, Johnston,
C W Pendle, Hibler,
E M Padgett, Shaw,
C H Kev, Wise,
W T Self, Plum Branch,
B F Miller, Shaw,
J D White, Hibler,
Frank Coleman, Hibler,
W H Briggs, Jr., Meriwether,
E M Whatley, Rehoboth,
G W Wise, Jr., Shaw,
H W Quarles, Red Hill,
S M Mitchell, Ward,
WW Mayson, Liberty Hill,
C M Rauton, Ward,
R W Glover, Meriwether,
E W Thurmond, Collier,
W N Parish, Meriwether,
J C Seigler, Plum Branch;
T R Cartledge, Parksville,
R L Dunovant, Pickens,
A G Ouzts, Elmwood,
J O Stone, Modoc,
[ C M Thomas, Moss,
L J Claxton, Ward,
Joe Clark, Ward,
T E Byrd, Moss,
J C Lowrey, Meeting Street,
W E LaGrone, Johnston.
Carthartts Overalls and gloves
F. G. Alerting, Augusta, Ga.
015.00 Suits now Sll.25, all
wool, fit guaranteed. Write
F. F. Merlins, Augusta, Ga.
Mrs. Tillman Writes Interests
Letter From Ocean Grove
Before I left home Mrs. Mims i
6isted that I should write somethii
for The Advertiser concernii
Ocean Grove. I begged her to spa
me but she would take no excuse
I will trr to fulfill my promise,ho'
ever difficult that may be.
It it? easier to reach Ocean Gro'
from home than to go from Eds
field to Greenville, S. C., and d
cidedly more comfortable and plea
ant. I joined my friend, Mrs. Barl<
dale of Augusta.at Trenton on We
nesday afternoon. She had secure
reservation for us so we had goc
accommodations during the journe
and made the entire trip to Phil
delphia without change of cars <
coaches, reaching there at 11:1
Thursday morning. Mrs.- C. 1
Johnson, baby and nurse, were c
the same Pullman on their way 1
join Mr. Johnson in Washingtoi
whom she reported as being son
better but still a great sufferer. K
has been in a hospital in New Yoi
since leaving Edgefield but wi
spend a while now with his relativ?
in Washington. As we passe
through Baltimore we were remin<
ed of the recent Democratic coi
vention as some weather-staine
flags and bunting were seen floa
ing from the windows of the house
on the outskirts of the city, seen
ing to indicate that th? people wer
loath to surrender the honors as hos
of that great gathering.
As it was raining in Philadelphia
a visit to John Wanamaker's store
seemed the best and most profitabl
way to spend the time, for that im
mense building is a little city in il
self. It is similar to other large de
partment stores but extends over s
much space and contains so great ;
variety of merchandise that i
standi at the head of business house
of that kind. It is difficult to realiz
that this mammoth store r?sult?e
from the thought and energy of on
man and it is interesting to not
that In the midst of his great pros
perky he has not forgotten th
Giver of all these gifts but devote
much of his time to religious work
especially in his famous Sunda;
Leaving this interesting place we
were soon on the train again, reach
ing by way of Trenton our tina
destination, Ocean Grove, in timi
for supper. The new Jersey coast ii
dotted with a number of small vii
lages where people congregate dur
ing the summer and most of those
places are mere summer resorts witl
surf-bathing and fishing as the prin
cipal diversion. But Ocean Grove
occupies a unique place among tb ern
in that the plan and purpose of this
town is different from any watering
place on the coast.
Forty-two years ago the entire
New Jersey coast was unsettled and
Ocean Grove itself was nothing
more than a wilderness of sand and
bushes bf small scrubby growth.
The land was poor and valueless.
A number of Methodist ministers
conceived the idea of locating at
Ocean Grove a place where they
could pitch their tent and for a
while in the summer enjoy the nurf
bathing, fishing, etc., and have also
such religious exercises as they de
sired. They selected this place be
eause of the splendid beach and be
cause it is of such height as to be
free from malaria and mosquitoes.
A number of professional men wish
ed to join them in 'he movement,
so finally thirteen ministers and
thirteen laymen of the Methodist
church came together .md purchased
400 acres of land for ?1,500.
As the desire of these original
members of the Oe;ean Grove asso
ciation was for a Christian summer
resort a special charter was granted
them by the legislature, securing
the privileges of the Puritan Sab
bath which included the prohibition
of the sale of intoxicating liquors.
These stringent rules are enforced
up to the present time.On Sunday no
trains are allowed to enter or leave,
and no automobiles can come in
unless in case of sickness when a
physician is needed. This has been
the policy of the association since
irs beginning, but within the last
t f w years some capitalists have man
a cd to buy a portion of the proper
ty and are now clamoring for the
abolition of the original rules and
nv illations of the company. They
cu: :end that the Puritanical laws
kee;- away many who would come
am', bring with them mony into
the -wn. This opposing faction is
cal. .! "The Boroughites," because
tlu\ wish municipal regulations
outsi ; s of and over-reaching the
laws ' f the Ocean Grove association.
The ii ht is on now and many fear
that i . . unique and wholesome gov
erning' that now exists, may be
chang? ! to something undesirable
and d<-1< ?id of those features that
make tnis summer resort different
from any other on the coast.
The primitive forms of worship,
when people sat on fallen logs and
stumps ot' trees, were substituted
by a tabernacle, a temple, a chapel
and ar. auditorium. Religious servi
c. M. M
Edgefield, , -
M. L- Stev
ces of various kinds are held in 1
these buildings throughout the sum- ?
mer. The chief attraction is the I
great auditorium, with a seating ]
capacity of 10,000, having 262 i
doors and windows, 1,200 electric i
lights and six miles of electric wir
ing. With all its immense size, the ?
faintest word can be distinctly !
beaid in all parts of the building i
In the auditorium is the splendid ?
pipe organ, one of the largest in the '
country, if not in the world. It is <
operated by electricity, the organist I
sitting at the keyboard about 30 <
feet from the organ proper. Every .
daj', the organist, Mr. Clarence ]
Reynolds,plays a wonderful compo- ?
sition, "The Storm," which wae ar- '
ranged especially to demonstrate !
the possibilities of this organ. The <
lights in the auditorium are turned <
off and "The Storm'' is given in ?
the darkness, which makes the illu- <
sion more perfect, as flashes of 1
lightning are seen on the walls and
terrific crashes of thunder are heard, 1
followed by torrents of rain, and I
the moaning of winds. It is almost i
impossible to realize that it is not ?
a real thunder storm. Children i
sometimes are so frightened that f
they are taken out and grown-ups <
would be very nervous too if they 1
were not assured that it was an 1
"imitation storm." Different melo
dies are heard at intervals when <
there is a lull in the storm, also be- i
fore it comes on and after it is over. 1
It is a story of the war and the I
marching of the soldiers to the beat
of the drum is a perfect representa- <
tion of such a sceue. People from
other couuties come here to see this
marvelous organ which is one of
the wonders of the world.
Much attention is given to the
musical feature of the Ocean Grove
summer program. Organ and band
concerts are frequently given and
always during the season, an o rato- 1
rio is on the program. This w?ek is ?
the celebration of the annual anni- ?
versary of the Woman's Home Mis- j.
sionary society of the Methodist'
church. Next week will be held the M
annual convention of organists. j<
Children's day on last Sunday 1
was the most impressive service of j
the kind ?I have ever seen. A large
white wooden ship was built on the
rostrum carrying white sails, all of !
which was outlined by electric 1
bulbs. Dr. Charles Pierce gave a 1
chalk talk to the children on ''The
voyage of life," illustrating his re
marks by means of the ship, bril
liantly lighted. One thousand chil
dren participated in the exercises,
making one of the longest and most
effective parades of ?hildren that it is
possible to bring together.
The Holy Land exposition in St.
Paul's Methodist church is an in
teresting place to visit. Dr. Moore,
a returned missionary from Pales
tine, gives lectures on manners and
customs of the people of the Holy
Land. About li tty people of the
congregation assist bim in the por
trayal of the scene and are dressed
in native costume. We saw them in
a wedding procession and ceremony .
and in street scenes in Jerusalem.
Ocean Grove is ver y near several i
other places of interest. A small
lien keeps all
eetors are me
i ability Its (
licies are simp
3 without a ;
ens, Meeting Street, James !
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bridge divides it from Asbury Park
md both places are connected by
the two-mile boardwalk along the
beach. Here thousands promenade
to enjoy the sea-breeze and watch
the bathers in the surf.
There are two fine drives in sight
seeing cars from Ocean Grove. The
Kumson road drive is considered
the most beautiful along the coast.
From beginning to end is a succes
sion of magnificent homes and beau
tiful grounds. We saw the palatial
residences of Adam, of Pepsin
chewing gum fame, Havemeyer, the
sugar king, Guggenheiraer, who
perished in the Titanic, Maud Ad
ims, Mrs. Winslow, Greenhut of
Greenbut, Seigel Cooper,New York,
ind many other millionaires. One
o? the most beautiful .homes is that
:>f Mary Anderson, the actress, and
Martin Maloney, whose bouse is au
?xact reproduction of the White
(louse in Washington.
The other drive is to Lakewood,
svhere is situated George Gould's
famous Georgian Court. On our
return we stopped at Sea Girt and
'aw Gov. Woodrow Wilson's sum
ner home. Five and six tents are
stretched on the lawn for the ac
commodation of the reporters who
aave taken up their abode there for
There is much of interest here at
Dcean Grova all "during the season
ind we find it a pleasant and proli
fic place to spend a while during
Mamie N. Tillman.
Dcean Grove, N. J.
'Passenger" Comments Upon
Statement Made at Aiken
Editor The Advertiser: I beard
Gov. Blease say in his speech at
Aiken on the 26th that some fellow
at Edgefield said it was a pity that
Tndge Jones was not on board the
"Titanic" so he could have died a
hero. Gov. Blease and his followers
[followers from one county speak
ing to another) seemed to think it a
:rood joke. It reminded me. that
"Nero fiddled while Rome burned."
Judge Jones is aboard the scut
tled wreck of a ship that just tits
in dimensions thc boundary lines of
this state, with 2.24,83*2 souls on
board, including the Pirate Captain
and his officers, together with his
Financial crew intoxicated with the
boldness of their lawless captain.
Yes, he is walking the decks of
that ship the grand old ship of slate
of South Carolina. Trying, with the
aid of the passengers, to wrest ber
from her pirate ca rtors, and anchor
her safely at ber docks for repairs,
that she may unfurl her sails proud
ly to the breeze again, and resume
her old position as flag ship of this
Will he do it? Answer me, you
wit? of the "Hero" pun. Will he do
it, or will you continue in your
frenzied efforts to scuttle her until
you succeed, and sink yourself and
all on board.
If he succeeds, his heroism will
sxcoed the combined heroism of all
that band of God's Noblemen that
"CE CO. OF
of its money
n of unquest
)fficers are ex]
ro Edgefield 1
policy in the
F- Watkins, Johniton, Specia
went down with the Titanic.
If he fails you will have the de
moniacal satisfaction of having: as
sisted in the wrecking o'* a ship that
has weathered the sunshine of pros
perity, and the storms of adversity
for hundreds of years. Whose decks
for centuries have been trod by men
and women, who who in their purity
and chastity never dreamed that
that she would be officered by pir
ates, and inauued by such as you.
If he fails he can but go down with
the ship, trying: to save, not only
the grand old ship and the passen
gers who have made their homes on
her for ages, and whose blood has
so often dyed red her decks in her
defense, bnt also to save the alien,
who came from God knows where
and climbed over her raii in the
night to help in her destruction.
North Augusta, S. C.
List of County Candidates.
The time for filing pledges with
the county Democratic executive
committee expired Friday at noon.
Up to that time the following filed
pledges,which is a complete and of
ficial list of the candidates who
will be voted for in the primary
election on the 27th of August:
State Senate: P B Mayson and
B E Nicholson.
House of Representatives: J H
Courtney, J. R DeLaughter, N G
Evans, S T Williams and M P
Sheriff: W G Ouzts and W R
Clerk of Court: W B Cogburn
and John R Tompkins.
Treasurer: E S Johnson, James
T M i ms.
Auditor: J R Timraerrran.
Superintendent Education: WW
Supervisor: W L McDariel, A
A Edmunds, Jno O Herin, R J
Moultrie, Edmund Schmidt, W G
County Commissioner: N L
Broadwater, J W R DeLaughter, ,
James DeVore, J Nick Gritlis, J B
Supervisor of Registration: N R ,
Bartley, E M Holmes, C T Mathis, ,
Sam W Prince. ,
1st District-N L Brimson,
2nd District-W B Posey, W W
3rd District-J G Moblev.
4th District-W W Miller, J F
Pa rd ne.
5th District-J R Bodie, J R
Blackwell, ?J W Johnson, R C B
Uth District-J W Bailey, W P
7th District-Abram Gilchrist,
W E Sheppard, John O Seigier.
8th District-A C Ouzts, T J Mc
Dowell, J C Timmerman, W E
Gas Light Plant For Sale.
I offer for sale two 50-light Da
i/is acetylene gas plants, together
with four 3-light oxidized copper
chandeliers and 14 single lights.
Cost $150; will sell for $75.
B. B. Jones.
? LIF" '
Calhoun, ,The Farmers Friend,
Mr. Editor:- Harry D. Calhoun,
candidate for congress, is a practi
cal farmer, is in 'sympathy with the
farmer and is naturally the farmer's
friend. Mr. Calhoun is a member of
the Farmers' Union, and has or
ganized and operated successfully
the Farmers Union warehouse and
Farmers Union bank at Barnwell.
He was reared 'on a farm in Barn
well county and knows the needs
and wants of the farmer and can do
more for the farmer than any m in
I know, if elected to congress.
Mr: Editor, it was amusing and
ridiculous to see in your last issue
a letter from some great big lawyer
from Washington D. C., writing
that Mr. Byrnes was the exponent
of the farmer's interest. Mr. Byrnes
was reared in the city of Charleston,
and only a few years ago came into
our district and saw a "stalk of cot
ton," as Mr. Caluoun aptly puts it.
Mr. * Byrnes does not know a
"Scooter plow" from an "Orange
burg sweep," and it is amusing to
see Mr. Byrnes try to take Mr. Cal
houn's platform, as all the farmers
are going to vote for Mr. Calhoun.
Write me if any i'one Swishes to
know who Harry D. Calhoun is and
what he has done for the farmers
and the Farmers' Union.
Barnwell, S. C., Box 2?d.
Mail Carriers Will Fly.
This is an age of great discover
ies, Progresss rides on the air. Soon
we may see Uncle 'Sam's mail carri
ers flying in ali directions, trans
porting mail. People take a wonder
ful interest in a discovery that bone
tits them. That's why Dr. King's
New Discovery for coughs, colds
and other throat and 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 d
tor's treatment and all other reme
dies had failed." For coughs, colds
or any bronchial affection its un
equaled. Price 5?c and $1.00. Trial
bottle free at Penn & Holstein's,
W E Lynch <fc Co.
Wc have just unloaded
One solid car of chairs,
One solid car of furniture,
One solid car of Hackney wagons,
One solid car of Hackney bug
gies, and are now ready to supply
you with everything in these lines.
Ramsey & Jones.
Tan silk hosiery, lisle thread
hosiery, combed yarn cotton hosiery
in black, white and colors.
Sox for the little tots in various
numbers and styles.
The Corner Store.
Combination suits in fine co:n!>e<n
yarn, bleached balbrigans at ?Oc
The Corner Store.