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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1913.
Nature has made occupation a nec
essity to us; society makes it a duty;
habit may make it a pleasure.-CAP
The cry on the farms now is anything
but "more rain more rest."
The railroads are not advocating
dress reform. They would rather
transport a suit case than two or three
The "pocket" nerve is always on a
tension. What is saved at the dry
goods store through the prevailing
style of dress is lost at the millinery
The reason the large hand-bag is
popular at this season is because it
enables the young lady who is going
away for only a week to take along
a sufficiency of lingerie without being
annoyed with a suit case.
There is no computing the value to
society of the 149 educated young wo
men that Winthrop will send out this
year, especially if they are satisfied to
be real- home builders instead of be
coming women of the "militant" type
whose ideals take them out of the
However much "cussin" the mern
bers of the board of county commis
sioners receive in this county, as com
pared with commissioners of Dillon
county, they apparently have smooth
sailing. Last week seven of the eight
county commissioners of Dillon county
handed in their resignations.
Dress reform seems to be agitated
and advocated almost universally. But
say what you please, the dear"creatures
will be found trying to fashion them
selves after the latest fashion plates.
Not until the prevailing styles change
will there be any material' change in
the mode of dress. .
Doubtless the Anderson county man
who is the father of 25 children, 17 of
whom are n/ing, thanks his stars daily
the birth rate reached its maximum in
his home before he had to grapple with
the present-day high-cost-of living
problem. The Good Book says. "If
any man provide not for his own, he is
worse than an infidel." That being
true, the father of 25 children would
have to be classed along with the infi
dels in this inauspicious year 1913.
Mrs. Helen D. Longstreet, widow of
the famous Confederate general, has
literally talked herself out of a job.
For a number of years she has been
postmaster at Gainesville, Ga., but
recently the department saw fit to re
lieve her of the duties and appoint some
one else. Had Mrs. Longstreet at
tended strictly to her duties, bridled
her tongue and kept out the newspa
pers, she doubtless could have held the ? a
place for life. She has paid a high
price for some experience and others
should profit by her misfortunes.
Speaking of the delays of the courts,
the most notable instance of the law's
delay on record in this section of the
country was that of two men wh o were
convicted of wrecking a bank in Ashe
ville. Fifteen years ago, the presi
dent and another official of a bank in
Asheville were tried and convicted of
unlawfully making way with the funds
of the bank, and through the efforts
of their attorneys the case has been
tied up in the courts since that time.
Instead of promptly serving
their sentence behind federal prison
walls, these men have been on bond
pending the decision of the higher
courts. One of them was committed
to prison last week and the other is
still enjoying his liberty, being it is
alleged too ill to be taken to the peni
There is something radically wrong
when it is possible for a case to be tied
up in the courts for a period of 15 j ii
years after the accused has been con- ! t
vic ted and sentenced. Such delays j v
rather encourage lawlessness.
' Both Inconsistent. .
What would you think of a mother
who, after urging her son not to smoke,
would go to a store and purchase a
supply of cigarettes and present them
to him? A right-thinking, doting moth
?r would dare not do that; yet after
condemning the prevailing style of
iress among young women, she will
select an ultra-fashionable pattern for
her daughter and then purchase a yard
and a half of silk to make the dress.
Hardly more than that is needed now.
Appealing to a boy not to smoke and
then giving him cigarettes is not any
more inconsistent than to oppose your
daughter's manner of dress and then
supply her wardrobe with the objec
tionable garments. Wherein lies the
difference? Let the mothers answer.
Another Brute in a Swamp.
Just how a man created in the image
of God and reared in an enlightened,
Christian community, can sink so low
and become so thoroughly dominated
by the bestial instincts of his nature as
M. L. Garrett, a white man of Lee
county, is beyond the power of the fin
ite mind to conceive. After serving a
term of two years in the state peniten
tiary for committing a nameless crime,
his own daughter being the victim, this
brute murdered the man who recently
married the unfortunate woman and
also shot in cold blood the father of
this man. Not satisfied with the com
pounding of crime; this devil incarnate
dragged his daughter into a near-by
swamp, where, with gun and pistol and
many rounds of ammunition, he has
sworn vengeance upon those who at
tempt his arrest. The woman whose
iisgrace it is to be his offspring escap
;d from the clutches of this abnormal
creature and has stated that her ..ather
mid he will not be taken alive.
Henry Austin, the negro who likewise
ittempted an assault upon a woman
md killed three men, is a saint com
pared with M. L. Garrett, the white
nan who has fortified himself in the
?wamps of the Pee Dee. Both should
>e captured and sent forthwith to the
?lectric chair. South Carolina has no
)lace for such demons in human form.
f it were possible, this white man
ihould be even more severely dealt
vith than the negro.
Doubtless the presiding judge who
ientenced Garrett to only two years in
he penitentiary realizes that he erred j
n not making the term longer. The
Advertiser has always urged that the
entence should be in keeping with the
gravity of the crime, making no excep
ion because the skin of the criminal is
An Opportunity for Mothers.
Dress reform agitation has now he
arne almost universal. Practically all
general conventions of men and wo
nen, both social and religious, are
?assing resolutions condemning the
?revailing styles. And while Dame
"ashion is a stubborn, unyielding crea
ure, yet as a result of this agitation
he will ultimately be forced to issue a
lecree ordering a change in feminine
.pparel. Just how soon the pendulum
viii reach the end of the arc and begin
ts backward swing, the women them
elves must determine.
The time has come when mothers
hould assert themselves. If young
^iris in their teens are thoughtless in
heir eagerness to become attractive
nd go to extremes in the mode of
ress, then the mothers should assert
hemselves, exercising a little judg
nent and parental authority.
Those who condemn the theatre do
o chiefly upon the ground that words
,re uttered and scenes enacted upon
he stage that corrupt and lower the
tandards of society. It is generally
onceded that the fads and foibles of
eminine fashions, particularly the ob
ectionble features, are first present
d before the footlights of the large
itie3. The ultra-fashionable women
n the cities adopt these extreme styles
md ultimately they find their way to
he hamlet and rural districts. Some
nothers who object to their daughters
;ttending the modern theatre do not
lesitate to let them imitate the apparel
?f the actress. This change in dress
las been so gradual that not until re
:ently did the people realize what
i shocking extreme has been reached.
iVhy, bless your life, had women ap
>eared on the streets of the towns
md cities twenty years ago as scantily
?lad as some of them are to-day, the
:ity council would have been called to
gether to provide prohibitive meas
The place for the prohibitive meas
ire to begin is in the home instead of
he council chamber, and it is the du
y of the fathers and mothers instead
>f the "city fathers" to take the ini
ial step. The Advertiser plaees the
esponsibility first upon the mothers
br, owing to the very nature of the
?ase, they should deal with the situa
ion. In ninety-nine cases out of a
lundred, fathers will co-operate with
he mothers who undertake dress re
brm in the home.
Two cars of wagons just unload
id-one car of Hackney wagons
md one car of White Hickory wag
>ns. Call on us when you need a
Ramsey & Jones.
? What Others Say
r . . *
An exchange says that in London
"the hand that rocks the cradle"
sometimes rocks a valuable show win
dow. -Greenwood Journal.
Best Men From Country.
The best "nd soundest men of the
future are to be drawn from the rural
districts. They are not expected to
come from the homes of ease and lux
ury. -Spartanburg Journal.
Bryan For Peace.
There is not going to be any war
while he is secretary of state, Mr.
Bryan says. He would not have ac
cepted the job if he had thought for a
moment there would be. We like this
line of talk. It is more admirable in
every way than jingoism. -Columbia
Will Strengthen Prohibition.
When the Webb bill goes into effect
we will have prohibition that will pro
hibit for the simple reason that whole
sale whiskey sellers and transporta
tion companies will find it dangerous
and expensive to monkey with Uncle
Sam.-Orangeburg Times and Demo
Needs a More Artistic Name.
If the split log drag had a more eu
phonistic name, and cost about one
hundred times as much as it does, we
believe that there would be a greater
desire on the part of the average man
to see it in use. Because it has a very
Drdinary name, and costs but little tc
:onstruct is, we believe, one great fac
tor militating against its general adop
tion in road work.-Barnwell People.
But Little Punishment Needed.
The Nashville Tennessean advocates
whipping children in the public schools.
We do not. Nor do we believe that
:hildren should be whipped in the home.
We have raised three fairly good boys
n our home, and neither of them was
;ver whipped since they were very
small boyo, and then not to hurt.
There are other ways*to make children
)bey without beating them.-Orange
jurg Times and Democrat.
I Smile Provokers f
Visitor (to facetious farmer^
'I'd like to knew why ou earth you
;all that white pig 'Ink'?"
Facetious Farmer-"Because he's
ilways running from the pen?"
"Aren't your refreshments ratherJ-j
ic an ty, dear."
"Only ultrafashionable women
ire asked; a woman in a fashionable
jown of to-day can't eat over four
)ites of anything."-Pittsburg Post
Maud-Congratulate me, Gladys
larry has given me the keeping of
Gladys-I'd advise you to handle
t carefully and look well after the
toment. Last month be told me I
lad broken it.-Judge.
Grandpa-Are you getting along
ticely in school, Freddy?
Freddy-Yes, grand [ia, I got the
)88t place in the class.
Grandpa-And what is that, at
Freddy-No, near the fire,
A class of seventh grade boys was.
laving a review in geography. After
triking a number of question? the
eacher turned to one of the boys
"Now, John, name a peak in the
(astern part of the United States.'
John looked up, a smile lighting
lis face, and answered "Chepa
Mrs. Hennessey, who was a late
krrival in the neighborhood, was
mtertaining a neighbor one after
loon when the latter inquired:
"An, what does your old mau do,
"Sure, he's a diamond cntter."
"Ve don't name it!"
"Yis, he cuts the grass off the
"I was talking to my colored man
)f all work the other day, said the
3on. Yates Mellen, of Cleveland,
ind I asked bim if he went to
4 Yassah, I goes to church every
Sunday, he said."
"Are you a member?"
"Do you believe in the doctrine
"Do you think I am elected to
"Law, Mr. Mellen, I didn't even I (
luOff you all was a candidate!"
/lerrlaad Plain Dealer.
THES.C. C. CL
cadet Edens M. was awarded the
medal, and for the best drilled pri
vate, cadet Crosby received the
award. The ho- ..rs were presented
by Mr. O. Sht 1.
?OT. meneen? . Exercises.
On Monday evening in the col
lege auditorium the last class to
graduate from the S. C. C. I. re
ceived their diplomas, and this class
will always deem it a great privi
lege and a great stroke of good for
tune that they who composed it
had been enabled to complete the
course and receive a diploma on
that deeply interesting occasion.
On the platform appeared the board
of trustees of the college property,
Hon. J. C. Sheppard, A. S. Tomp
kins and J. L. MimM, the other
trustee Mr. W. W. Adams being
ill at bis home, President F. N. K.
Bailey, Rev. E. C. Bailey, 3nd
Major Lyon. President Bailey had
charge of the exercises and called
upon Rev. E. C. Bailey to lead in
prayer, after which the graduating
exercises began. The first paper
was read by Miss Ruth Cain of
Sumter county on the unique sub
ject cf "Margins."
This was followed by Miss Kath
ryn Campbell of Augusta, her sub
ject being "'Mirrors." Miss Nelle
Jones read a well written essay on j
"Music," and Miss Ida Lou Morgan
a paper of splendid merit. The
class orator was cadet Burroughs
who had as his subject, 'The future
of South Carolina." The fact that
cadet Burroughs was honored by
being accorded the place of class
orator was sufficient to recommend
him, but he was equal to the occa"
sion, and made a good impression
on a large audience.
The baccaluareate address by
Hon. B. E. Nicholson was an inspi
ration to the members of the grad
uating class, as well as to every
person in the audience. His ar
rangement of his discourse made it
very effective and suggestive to the
younger generation, of which he
himself is a member, and to whom
we may very reasonably look for
the solution of some of the very
problems of the age to which he re
ferred. Each felt that out of the
recitation of the many varied and
important needs of the age, that
sach one might find a place and an
opportunity to serve the world.
The diplomas were presented by
Hon. J. C. Sheppard who spoke
ivords of wisdom and admonition
Lo this class of future historic in
terest, as he has done each year
since the institution was established
tn our town. Mr. Sheppard spoke
rery appropriately and very feeling
ly of this farewell commencement
;vening, and of Col. Bailey's loss
:o us, and of his beneficial work
imong the people. As he spoke
;here were those in the audience
fv'ho took comfort in the thought
that while Col. Bailey departs from
Edgefield to Greenwood, the power
)f his influence already exerted aud
jrystalized in our educational and ?
moral interests has become so inex- ?
;ricably woven in the fabric of
Edgefield county life, that he will ,
Hill live in that greater and nobler (
jense among us.
Col. Bailey, as a climax to this
beautiful and touching occasion .
jpoke a few words of kindly fare
well to the people of Edgefield sc .
nany of whom were represented in
the audience before him. Among (
jther things, be assured Ute
ilumnas-alumui association that
;hey need not ?[regard their alma (
nater as having ceased to exist, ?
because the charter of the present
nstitution will be merged into the
Bailey Military Institute at Green
wood with the co-educational fea
ture eliminated. The school will
be the same, and will recognize the
former students as of yore, as the
ilumnae alumni association.
The following are the gradiates
in the various departments of the
?lass of 1913:
Steuograpy and Typewriting:
Lucia Williamson, Edyth Martin,
Faith Snuggs, May West, Ruth
Williamson, Carl Horton, Harold
Snuggs, lioland SnujjrgH.
Crosby W., Carter. Fletcher,
Williams, J., Williams, W.
Sallie May Miller.
Georgia May Wates, Clara Sauls.
English, History and Pedagogy.
?ngliah, History, Science and Pedagogy
Eva Lillian Moultrie, Geo. Hey
vard Burress, Margaret Frasier
Sill, Ella Grace Etheredge.
Bachelor of Literature.
Edyth Sylvene Mullikin.
Bachelor of English.
Maria Fraser Hill, Ruth Cain,
3arl Alexander Horton, Daniel
toone Woodward, James Talbert
lading, Eleanor Marie Bryan.
. Bachelor of Science.
Kella Garvin, Mary Allen Tal
5>:- ' Bachelor'1 of Arts.
Sali ie May Miller, Ida Lou Mor
gan, Georgia May Wates, John
Crawford Applewhite, Nelle Brax
ton Jones, Janie Elizabeth Reel,
Willie Kathryn Campbell.
"Arlington" Day Observed.
Mrs. Strother Entertained
New Century Club.
Mrs. Ella Tompkins and Miss
Grace Tompkins visited relatives
Misses Nina Ouzts and Orlena
Cartledge, went to Rock Hill to en
joy the Pagaent being held there.
Mrs. Mary Hamilton is in At
lanta visiting relatives.
Mrs. Lillie Andrews and Miss
Fannie Pratt Andrews who are
here for the summer months are
domiciled at the home of Mrs. Vic
Miss Rhett Warren is at home
from a visit to Greenwood.
Miss Maud Sawyer has returned
from a visit to the home of her
brother, Dr. Olin Sawyer at George
"Arlington Day" was observed
here on Thursday afternoon by the
D. of C., the occasion being held
with Mrs. Charles F. Pechman.
Mrs. O. D. Black, chapter historian
presided and the following program
was arranged by her. "Arlington,of
the past and present," Mrs. James
Bean; Reading, "Arlington," Miss
Lylie LaGrone; vocal duet, Mrs.
H. W. Crouch and Miss Elise
Crouch; "Laying of the cornerstone
of Arlington monument," Miss Zena
Payne; "Corporal Tamer's senti
ments," Mrs. C. F. Pechman; "Ar
lington in domestic life," Mrs. M.
W. Crouch; piano solo, Miss Marion
Boyd: reading, "Arlington's sacred
dust," Miss Bessie Bean; "Why I
am a daughter of the Confederacy,"
Mrs. D. W. Lott; vocal solo, Mrs.
James White. Concluding the pro
gram, a social half hour was enjoy
ed ar.d the guests were refreshed i
with i? ''t nectar served by Miss i
Daisy F.rockington and Eula Mor- i
On June 3rd, the Mary Ann
Buie chapter will celebrate Jeffer
son Davis' birthday with a picnic, i
the occasion to be held at the pretty i
country home of Maj. and Mrs. F. i
M. Warren. The gueets will be the
veterans who have received crosses
through this chapter. Heretofore, it .
bas been customary to celebrate '
this day with a picnic for the old
lady members of chapter, so on this ,
day they will also be honored.
The committee of six gentlemen,
who have made it their duty to se- <
c:ure a pastor for the Bai list church,
have extended a call to the Rev. ;
Henry Miller, of Greenville. 1
Mesdames T. R. Denny and Fan- '
nie P. Hoyt went to Wards ou '
Sunday to attend the temperance 1
rally of Saluda county.
Mrs. James Strother was hostess (
for the New Century Club on Tues
day afternoon, and after business
matters,the reports of the delegates,
Mesdames Boyd and Strother, were
[riven of the state federation at '
Florence. The play for discussion
was "The taming of the shrewd,"
;ind Mrs. J. A. Dozier made a most
excellent teacher. During the social
half hour, a tempting sweet course
was served, the hostess being assist
ed by her daughter, Miss Ruby
Mrs. Susie Latiner left on Wed- ;
aesday for Birmingham, Ala.,
visit her sou Mr. Hugh Latimei
I wish to say to the
mg harness and shoe
place on the public sqi
old white oak leather 1
perfect satisfaction t
make your old shoes '.
The BEST LEATHER.
Tacked . .
Ladies . . .
Give rae a trial ar
Work done while you
and later will visit her son Rev.
Leon Latimer. She will be away
for two months or more.
Mrs. Olin Eidson went to LTnioa
last week as a delegate from the
woman's missionary society, to the
annual state convention. .
Miss Annie. Waters, of Augusta,
spent Saturday and Sunday here
with home folks.
, Miss ?Dgelle Andrews, will at
an early date join a party of friends
in the upper part of the state, and
after enjoying the re-union at
Nashville, will spend awhile at
Lookout mountain being one of a
house party there.
Mrs. James Pitts and children,
of Saluda, have been guests at the
home Of Mrs. James White.
The commencement exercises of
the High School will begin on Sun
day morning, the sermon to be
preached in the school auditorium.
There will be a musical recital on
Monday evening, and the graduat
ing exercises will beheld on Friday
evening, there being 8 young girls
in the class.
L. L. Rushton, of Batesburg was
here for a few days, of the past
A number of visitors are expect
ed the latter part of the week to at
tend commencement exercises.
Philippi Mission Study Glass.
The Philippi Mission Study Class
met with Mrs. Butler Derrick Sat
urday afternoon, April 19. The
leader, Mrs. Mary Cullum, opened
the meeting by reading a chapter
from God's word after which Miss
Viola Derrick played and all sang
"Jesus is all the world to rae."
Prayer was offered by the leader
which was followed by the song
"Leaning on the everlasting arm."
We had our last lesson, "Title,
Problems and Policies from the
book, Western Women in Eastern
Lands." It was a grand lesson and
every lady in all the churches
should read and study this book.
Twelve of the missionary mem
bers were present. After talks on
the lesson by several members we
had * chain of prayers by the mem
bers. Nearly every member made a
prayer for missions, asking God to
help us give willingly and deny our
selves the luxuri s of this life. A
collection was ta^en which amount
ed to ?Si. O?, and received sir sub
scribers for our next study, * China's
Mrs. Anna Derrick made the
olosing prayer after which all were
invited into the dining room where
ice cream and cake were served.
Notice, Bridge Contractors
The county hoard of commission
ers of Edgefield county, S. C., will
receive bids at their office at Edge
field, S. C. on June 7, 1913 at l l
o'clock a. m. for furnishing to
Edgefield county one steel span 125
feet long with roadway 12 feet in
[dear, the bidder to furnish bridge
complete f. o. b. car at Parksville,
S. C., except floor, which is to be
supplied by county. The bridge is
to rest on concrete piers built by
sounty. Bidders are tc submit draw
ing and specifications of bridge
offered, and the successful bidder
must bond to comply with contract.
Commissioners reserve right to re
ject any and all bids.
A. A. Edmunds,
N. L. Broadwater.
County Board of Commissioners of
Edgefield county, S. C.
Just received a shipment of men's
and boys' suits. Give us a trial be
fore you buy your suit.
public that I am do
work at the same
uar*, using that good
tha' .gives everybody
;hat wears. I can
look like new ones.
; sewed on 75c
. . . . 50c
. . . 40c
id see for yourself,