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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1913.
Nature has made occupation a nec
essity to us; society makes it a duty;
habit may make it a pleasure.-CAP
The sweet-girl-gT"duate season is al
most here. The boys, poor fellows,
must be satisfied with a place in the
Interest in schedule K of the pend
ing tariff measure has attracted more
attention than the base ball schedules
for the summer.
Every eye is on the chessboard of
nations watching for Japan's next
move. Will it be peace-ward or war
Wonder how many of those red-hot
California Solons would shoulder a
rifle, should the little Japs land upon
their shore by the thousands?
The legislators of California gave
secretary Bryan a patient hearing but
his eloquence availed nothing. An
anti-alien land bill was passed almost
before Mr. Bryan passed beyond the
borders of the state on his homeward
The last farmer to enroll in the corn
contest says he expects to harvest
around 200 bushels from his acre. And
he resides in the clay section of the
county too. Ye Philippi-Johnston-Har
mony-Trenton fellows had better bestir
The selection of postmasters by pri
mary is a new departure and seems to
be giving entire satisfaction. The con
gressmen are dee-lighted with this
plan of suggesting appointees as it re
lieves them of all responsibility in lo
cal scrambles for office.
Do not be csmt down because the
crops are late getting a start. Fre
quently the largest yields are harvest
ed from the last planting. The great
need now is to be prepared to work the
growing crop rapidly, helping the ten
der plant *o recoup what has seemingly
If there are prostrations from heat
in New York now, pray what will the
temperature be by the time the South
Carolina newspaper folk reach the me
tropolis early in July? The only hope
is for the men to dress a3 scantily as
the ladies in hot weather. That how
ever may lead to their arrest
Although his duties as president are
exceedingly exacting, Woodrow Wilson
found time last week to make several
speeches in New Jersey in opposition
to the ring which dominated New Jer
sey politics before he was elected gov
ernor. President Wilson occupies the
White House but still retains his citi
zenship in New Jersey and will do his
utmost in the capacity of a private citi
zen to keep its politics on a high plane.
Seven Candidates for Governor.
Following the withdrawal of Attor
ney General Peeples from the race for
Governor, George R. Rembert, an at
torney of the Columbia bar, announced
that he will be a candidate. There are
seven avowed candidates up to this
hour, with a possibility of several oth
ers. The following have formally an
nounced: M L. Smithof Camden; Chas.
A Smithof Timmonsville, R. A. Coop
er of Laurens; J. G. Clinksales of Spar
tanburg; R. L Manning of Sumter;
John G. Richards of Kershaw, and
George R. Rembert of Columbia.
From this array of names the people
of South Carolina can select a man
who will fill the place with honor and
Tians-Atlant:c Trame Heavy.
It appears that if the Titanic disas
ter of fifteen months ago caused any
decrease in the trans-Atlantic passen
ger traffic it was only temporary.
Ocean liners that leave New York for
foreign shores are now doing an un
precedented business. During one day
in April 5,500 persons left New York
by boat for Europe, and up to thts
time 55,000 have engaged passage for
the month of May. The class in the
north and east who actually grow
weary in their efforts to spend their
i ncome are no longer satisfied to pass
the summer at the pleasure resorts
.of America. The inducements that are
offered by way of short duration of the
voyage and the luxurious manner in
which the modern passenger steamer
is equipped causes a greater number of
the wealthy people, in addition to the
sight-seeing or tourist class, to spend
some time abroad each year. To them
taking a trip abroad does not mean as
much as a trip to Washington or New
York does to the average South Caro
Joe Grant Still Held.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
attorneys for Joe Grant, the negro who
committed a foul murder at Johnston
six years ago, have lost before every
court which has heard the case, they
are still making a persistent effort to
prevent his being brought to South
Carolina for trial. These so-called
friends of the negro are making agriev
ous mistake. After Grant confessed
to committing the crime of which he
is accused, no further effort should have
been made to thwart justice, it seems
probable now that the case will be car
ied to the United States supreme
court. Be that as it may, the author
ities of South Carolina are determined
to bring the negro to Edgefield for
trial even if the cost amounts up into
the thousands of dollars.
It would bi? an exceedingly harmful
precedent should the fight be with
drawn and the murderer never be
brought to trial. Every negro of mur
derous intent would then fe il that he
could shed human, blood with impunity,
believing that all he would have to do
after wreaking vengeance upon some
individual would be to betake himself
to Pennsylvania and there he would
have ample protection thrown around
him. Such a condition as that prevail
ing would react upon the colored race.
White men would feel that no quarter
should be shown the negro, lest he be
come emboldened by the experience of
Joe Grant and fire the fatal shot first.
In their efforts to keep a self-confessed 1
murderer from being brought to trial,
those who are backing Grant in Phila
delphia, evidently because of his being
a member of the colored race, are mak
a very grievous mistake.
Lawlessness and Demoralization Prevail.
What can be done to check lawless
ness in South Carolina. Human blood
seems to flow more freely at thfs time
than during the Christmas holidays or
"hot supper" season. The I Advertiser
rather suspects that turning so 'nany
criminals out of the penitentiary is
having an unwholesome effect. These
men themselves may or may not be
among those who are committing
crime but executive clemency having
been shown them, others of the crimi
nal class are led to believe that should
they be convicted of crime they will
likewise fare lightly. If this is not
one of the causes of the great demorali
zation which is widespread, what then
are the real causes?
Were }he fact to stare the would-be
criminal in the face that if he is con
victed of crimo he will without ges
ti?n be punished according to the de
gree of the crime, offering no hope for
clemency, the effect in restraining the
criminal would be far reaching. The
idea now prevails that convicts do not
have to serve a full sentence and de
praved men of either race are not hu
miliated by imprisonment and wearing
stripeB. What do they care for a few
months' stay behind prison bars. Rel
atives can raise money with which to
pay the professional "pardon lawyer"
for securing a pardon. This being true
why wonder that larceny, murder and
sundry other crimes are committed ad
Shut down the pardon mill and tight
en up the screws on the court machin
ery, so it will not run in a loose indiff
erent manner, and twelve months will
not pass before there will be a differ
ent complexion to conditions in South
Carolina. On the contrary, let matters
drift along as they now are and the
worst is yet toc?me.
Brute in Human Form.
Armed with a shotgun, pistol and a
large supply of ammunition a black
brute in human form entered a home in
the lower part of the state last week
and attempted an assault upon a lady.
While making an effort to arrest him
two white men of the community were
killed outright and two others were
wounded by the negro. A continuous
search has been made for the negro
but he is yet at large, a walking ar
senal in the swamps of the Savannah
river. Surely there will be no flagging
of interest or vigilance until the vicious
brute is chained like a wild animal of
the jungle and placed behind the bars.
Why was not this negro corrected
before he reached such depths of law
lessness? This evidently was not the
first crime he had committed. Only a
hardened criminal would have thus I
armed himself and planned such a dag-1
tardly deed. Is it not possible that
he had been in the toils before and
some white man came to his rescue in
ordet to secure him as a farm laborer?
That is the tendency now-a-days. In
stead of allowing the law to take its
course when an effort is made te-pun
ish a negro who has been convicted of
crime some thoughtless white man will
step forw.-.rd and "pay the negro out."
This encourages the negro to violate
some other law. feeling that the "boss
man" will come to his rescue. After
passing through this stage of develop
ment as a criminal, the negro, espec
ially if he is of the mean, vicious type,
finally comes forth a conscienceless
brute, such as the one who is now be
ing sought by hounds and men in the
swamps of the Savannah. When ne
groes-and white men too-are convict
ed of small offenses let them suffer for
their wrong doing and the probability
is they will not later commit the grav
! What Others Say |
Procrastination Increases Burdens.
Every day has its own duties. If
you put them off till tomorrow the
burden will be too heavy tor you to
bear. -Spartanburg Journal.
Youngman, if you are in the habit
of gambling, stop. There is nothing
that will drag you down to hell suer]
and quicker than the gambler's den.
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
Lacking in Mental Calibre.
The Florence Times pertinently re
marks that a lot of people are ready
to fill Justice C. A. Wooils' shoes who
are not able to fill his hat.-Greenwood
"Grape Juice" vs. ''John Barleycorn."
Congressman Bartholdi calls it "grape
juice diplomacy." This attempt at
sarcasm may become historic. The
"grape juice" brand can scarcely fail
to prove more beneficial to humanity
than the "John Barleycorn" diplomacy
of the past. - Columbia Record.
Some Pensioners "Half-Shot."
Nobody objects to pensioning the
soldier who emerged from the war
battle-scarred. But the trouble is we
pension also the near-soldiers who
emerged merely battle-scarred, not to
say battle-scared, and who were never
more than half-3hot.-The State.
Mr. Tate is contending that the
teachers do not stay long enough at
one place and Mr. Hand is contending
that the school hours are not loDg
enough and the school year not Ions?*
enough. In spite of all this the schools
are doing pretty good work. Some
teachers stay too long at one place. -
General Tom Peeples has seen the
light or has had it shown him. He will
not be candidate for Governor next
year. On the contrary he cannot think
of leaving the attorney general's of
fice now that he has so many impor
tant ? :!*s on hand. Name'em.-Green
Shut Out Past and Future.
"Forget the past, forget the future, "
says Dr. Osier of chloroform fame.
"Touch the button that will shut off
the past and another that will shut off
the future and you will have a vaccine
that will insure you against all morbid
thoughts. When the load of to-morrow
is added to the load of yesterday many
men fall on the way." If the good
doctor will tell us how. we will adopt
his advice. -Orangeburg Times and
t Smile Provokers $
? s *
Woman isn't as much of a mys
tery as she used to be. You can see
most of her in any department store
window.- Cincinnati Enquirer.
We can't understand the fash
ions-"skirts will be fuller." We
have seen some plumb full already.
"Well, Dick, did you have any
luek on your hunting trip?"
"Simply wretched; did not kill a
thing. I'm sorry I didn't go motor
ing instead."-New Orleans States.
An old German was on the wit
ness stand the other day and a law
yer was cross-examining him as to
the position of the door, window,
and so forth in a house where a
crime had been committed.
lAnd now sir, queried the law
yer, kindly describe to the court
just how the stair run in that house?
The old man looked dazed and
scratched his head for a few min
utes. "How the stairs run?" he re
"Yea, if you please, how the
stairs run," said the lawyer.
"Veli, ventured the witness slow
ly, ven I am oop-stairs they run
down and ven I am downstairs they
run oop."-BoBtoa Journal.
jj Church Notices ?
Childrens' Day exercises will be
held at* .Ed ire field Methodist church
next Smida.\ morning at ll o'clock.
?verybody invited. Let thoBe who
are willina l>ring a liberal offering:.
Miss Grace Vandiver, General
Secretary State Sunday School Work
will deliver an addresa at Edgefield
Methodist church next Sunday af
ternoon at 4:30. o'clock All Sunday
school workers of all denomina
tions in and near Edgefield are urg
ed to attend. It will benefit you
and your school. Public generally
are invited. Let all who can sing
be present promptly at 4:30 for a
Special Sunday Night Service.
The students of S. C. C. I. are to
attend the Methodist church next
Sunday night at 8:15. Others also
are cordially invited to hear the
sermon to the young ladies and
young men of the institute.
J. R. Walker.
Of the Inderdenominational Sun
day School Convention of Edge
field county, to be held at the
Clarkes Hill Baptist church on May
10:30 a. m. Song and prayer
service conducted by Kev. P. B.
11:00. Enrollment of delegates
11:30. Address of welcome by
Mr. John G. McKie. Response by
Rev. P. E. Monroe.
12:00. The general condition of
Sunday school work in our county:
J. L. Minis and L. G. Watson.
12:30. Bringing our Sunday
schools up to a standard of excel
lence, Rev. J. R. Walker and J. D.
1:00 p. ra. Adjournment for
2:30. Address by Miss Grace
W. Vandiver, general secretary for
3:30. Unifying the ohurch and
Sunday school in spirit, aim and
purpose, Rev. B. H. Covington and
Dr. M. D. Jeffries.
4:00. Report of committees.
8;00. Address to be supplied.
10:00. Song and prayer service 1
conducted by S. B. Marah. t
10.30. Fi? diug those on the
hillside, Rev. E. C. Bailey and Rev. '
J. T. Littlejohn. 2
. 11:00. The Sunday school and :]
the great commission, Rev. R. G. 1
Shannonhouse and O. Sheppard. t
11:30. The Sunday school and i
civic righteousness. Rev. Geo. M. t
Sexton and B. E. Niobolson. i
12:00. Who is responsible for ?
the condition of the Sunday schools? I
VV.S. Middleton and J. M. Bussey.
12:30. Adjourn for dinner. 1
'?:QQ p. m. Miscellaneous busi- 1
ness, report of committees and final 1
Every Sunday school is entitled t
:o two delegates for every 20 mern- i
Rev. P. E. Monroe,
G. M. Smith, 1
T. H. Rainsford,
Rev. R. G. Shannonhouse, <.
B. E. Nicholson, 1
Executive Committee, t
Pleasant Lane News Items.
Rev. P. P. Blalock filled his reg
ular appointment at Berea on Sun
Jay la<t. A large crowd was in
The farmers have about finished
planting cotton and are now pre
paring their land fer oom.
Mr. and Mrs A. D. Tinmerman,
of Dyson, visited relatives here Sun
Miss Pauline Byra attended the
Fitzmaurice-Maclntyre wedding in
Columbia on Wednesday last.
Mrs. Lemuel Harling .spent the
past week with her son, Mr. L. H.
Messrs. A. M. Timmerman, VV.
G. Byrd and Miss Ollie Byrd of r
Edgefield spent Saturday night and
Sunday with the latter's parents,
*Ir. and Mrs. J. G. Byrd.
Miss Hattie Strom and brother,
Mr. Jesse Strom, of Kirksey, visit
ed relatives here Saturday and Sun
Mrs. T. E. Byrd, accompanied
by her niece, Miss Hattie Strom,
left Monday morning for Lamar
where they will visit the former's
laughter, Mrs. J. I. Parnell, and
the latter's sister, Mrs. Luther
Miss Mattie Cartledge of Edge
field spent Sunday with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Boone made
i flying trip to Edgefield on Satur
Mrs. Jake Smith of the Meeting
Street section spent last week with
ier daughter Mrs. R. A. Logan.
Mrs. J. L. Prince of Edgefield
nade a short visit here during the
Woman's Christian Temperance
On Monday afternoon at the Bap
tist church, a very interesting meet
ing of the W. C. T. CT. was held,
being the occasion of the co-opera
tive meeting between our temper
ance and missionary societies. Rep
resentative* were present from all
the societies of the town, including
a number of young women. The
programme as announced in l?.st
week's Advertiser was carried out,
Mrs. Miras presiding, and Mrs. T.
H. Rainsford conducting the devo
tions. During the exercises Mrs.
Rainsford read some extraots from
the eulogies pronounced at the fu
neral of Miss Ella Gilbert Ives, re
cently passed away in Dorchester
Mass., who was the Superintendent
of the department of co-operation
with Missionary Societies for the
National W. C. T. U. Mrs. P. R.
Wales also read a short admonition
on the duty of retaining the happy
Miss Miriam Norris, who is a stu
dent of the pipe organ announced
the beginning of the programme by
a beautiful prelude on the organ,
and was highly commended for her
attainments in that direction, as
well as for her early willingness to
oblige, giving her youthful service
to a good cause.
A blackboard sketch, showing the
world with the white ribbon encirc
ling the globe, made by Miss Eliza
Miras, was commented on in con
nection with the fact that the
world's Woman'sJChristian Temper
ance Union is organized in fifty
countries of the world, from South
Africa to Scotland, from Japin and
China to every state of our own
great country and the Islands of
Mrs. J. R. Walker read some in
teresting news items Irora the
World's W. C. T. LT. work, one be
ing the announcement of the gift
of $?,500 to tue World's Missiona
ry fund by the Countess of Carliole
It has become a habit of the local
W. C. T. U. and of other organiza
tions as well as to cali on Mis. W.
K. Lott to read. It has become ?
Lrite bromidic, expression to say
"there are so few good readers,"
bul the fact is unfortunately verj I
.rue. Because Mrs. Lott reads well
iud distinctly the burden of the
Hher ninety-nine in the hundred
.vho can not read, has fallen upon
aer, willing, >ecause interested. She
.ead on this occasion, "Mothers of (
Jhina," an article from The Union
Mrs. Shannonhouse sang "Victo
.y," inspiring her hearers, as she ,
ilwaysdoesby her appealing voice ,
md her charming personality. She ,
las followed the Scriptual injune- ,
ion to "be easily entreated," and ,
he W. C. T. IL would be happy (
o hear her sing thia at every raeet
ng, this song which is the bugle
?ound for all their great convoca
Mrs. B. ?. Nicholson is another
)urden-bearer in the line of good
ead mg and on this occasion, read
hat beautiful poem, '"The World
Wide War," which is an appe;il
o th J countries of the world to take i
ip arms against this foe of child -
mud, womankind and manhood. <
rue audience was all the better for i
laving heard her read it. <
Mrs. Tillman had the most ardu- f
ms task of any other participant in
he programme, having to carry
:ie audience around the world and
Our store is he;
most stylish men's ?
not what the men a
can supply their nee
and be!-t ot everythi
\ able prices.
Drop in and see
hats in both straw a
oxfords, nechwear :
A shirt that wo
for a rcput
And keeps it by
Thc High Grade Shirt 1
Try an Eclipse s
wear no other.
4>ack again in about live minutes
time- She spoke of the white rib
bon work in Japan, China, Ceylon,
India, Burma, Jerusalem and Italy
and it was of exceeding inter?s*,
but so late, that haring to bid fate
well to some countries with too
fleeting a glance, she was invited to
renew the story of "Leaves from a
traveller's note book at the next
Light refreshments of sandwiches
and iced tea were served, the W.
C. T. U. being assisted in the serv
ing by the Young Womans Auxi
liary of tue Baptist church. Two
new members were received, Mrs.
Mundy and Mrs. Brunson.
Death of Mr. J. Monroe Wise
On Monday night at ll o'clock,
at Trenton, Mr. J. M. Wise, one
of the oldest and most highly es
teemed citizens of our county passed
away in the seventy-second year of
Scarcely a year ago, his wife Mrs,
Callie Wise had preceded him to
the Great Beyond. Mr. Wise was
a member of the honored Wise
family, and had been one of th?
most active and energetic of Tren
ton's business men for many years
having been the senior member of
the larce mercantile company of
J. M. Wise and son. Of the old
and honored family there is but one
living, Dr. G. W. Wise of Trenton,
the father of Mrs. W. W. Adams
Mr. Wise was a Confederate vet
eran, who bore a noble record
throughout the four years of the
war. For a number of months, he
has been in failing health, and had
been unable to take hi* former ac
tive interest in business affairs. He
leaves only one child, W. W. Wise
of Trenton. The funeral was con
ducted from the Presbyterian,
church JV the pastor Rev. E. C.
Bailey. A number of relatives and
friends from Edgefield attended the
funeral service. Among them, Mes
srs. J. H. Allen, C. A. Griffin, Mrs.
W. E. Lott, S. A. Morrall, J. G.
Edwards and others.
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Mrs. Julia R. Adams
has made applioation unto this
Court for Final Discharge as Ex
ecutrix in re the Estate of J. W.
Adams deceased, on this the 15th
day of April, 1913.
These Are Therefore, io cite any
md all kindred, creditor.', or par
ties interested, to shew cause be
Fore me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, oa
the 19th day of May, 1913 at II
:>'olook a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
April 15th, 1913.
Notice of Dissolution.
The firm of S. T. Hughes & Son
is this dav dissolved by S. T.
Hughes Sr., purchasing entire inter
ist of S. T. Hughes Jr., in stock of
[iierchandise, accounts, and notes
>f said firm. S. T. Hughes Sr., as
mming all obligations of the firm.
S. T. Hughes, Sr,
S. T. Hughes, Jr.
Trenton, S. C.
idquarters for the
mire. It matters
nd boys want we
ds in the newest
ng at very reason
our spring suits,
nd felt, shoes and
working harder -.
Tial's Worth its Co?
bi rt and you will