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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, June II.
The giving of riches and honors to
a wicked man is like giving strong
wine to him that hath a fever.
The Solons do not take kindly to the
suggestion that President Wilson is the
prince of lobbyists.
Not satisfied with a phenomenal
growth skyward, Columbia is now
spreading rapidly toward every point j
of the compass.
Many a patient Democrat is made j
doubly hopeful by these words of j
Longfellow: "All things come round to |
him who will but wait. "
Editor Newett received a maximum
of advertising for that six cents, and
doubtless the Colonel was likewise
satisfied with his share of pub
According to the Columbia State,
the designer of the Lincoln penny has
married. This resourceful genius will
now be forced to enlarge his field of |
activity by designing some dollars.
Let's "swat" the first paragrahpist
who dares mention the name of a cer
tain "general" who wages a warm
campaign against farmers during a
If bathing suits have diminished in
the same proportion that street dresses
have during the past year, won't!
Samantha blush when she visits the |
seashore this summer?
The bootblack who applies himself
assiduously to his calling gathers in
many a nickel, but the bootlick, poor
fellow, gains nothing. After losing]
the respect of the public he finally
loses respect for himself.
After remarking that "every woman
that has a secret is a Daughter of the
Revelation," The State may expect to
be the first victim when bomb throw
ing becomes the pastime of the wo
men on this side of the Atlantic.
The numerous bouquets which the
News and Courier has deservedly re
ceived by way of congratulations upon
its recent Panama Canal Edition pre
sent a picture which rivals in beauty
It appears that Columbia serves
more than "square meals." The Co
lumbia correspondent of the Augusta
Chronicle states that it is easier to get
a drink of whiskey or beer on Main
street than a drink of water.
Since the announcement was made
that Secretary of State Bryan goes to
market every morning in Washington
with a basket on his arm a greater
number of Edgefield men are seen
taking bundles home. Another instance
of the power of example.
The suffragettes of London and the
"night riders" of Kentucky seem to be
vying with each other as to which can
furnish the most thrilling news story
of outlawry to the daily press. At this
writing the preponderance seems to be
in favor of the women.
A lady advertises some "nice young
pigs" for sale in the Greenwood index.
Greenwood pigs are evidently unlike
the swine in this part of the
country. Brother Watson, if they
are sold under a guarantee to make
good as "nice" pigs, please send us
a pair at once by parcel post C. O. D.
Farm institutes under the auspices of
the United States demonstration woik
are being arranged for the Pee Dee sec
tion. Do the farmers of Edgefield
county desire one or more institutes
during the summer? If so, now is the
time to take the matter up before the
permanent schedule is arranged for
the western portion of the state.
Some of the papers have thought
lessly or thoughtfully, probably the
latter, changed the name of the Lon
don suffragette leader, to Mrs. Spank
her, which is suggestive of un old-time
corrective punishment that could be
revived with profit
The sentence of one year and one
day in the penitentiary and pay a fine
of $1,000 which was passed upon the
negro, Jack Johnson, of Chicago, will
m eet with general approval. If there
be any regret at all, it is because it
was not 10 years and one day. The
infamous negro has become a national
That was indeed an unusual and
strange fatality which occurred Sun
day near Roanoke, Va. A derailed
train plunged down an embankment
and crashed into a residence, killing
two ladies who Were asleep in the
home. "There is no armour against
fate." Death frequently comes at a
time and in a manner least expected.
The Isle of Palms seems to be rival
ing Coney Island in some respects. As
wrestling with the incoming tide has
become entirely too slow a sport for
the thousands of Sunday visitors, the
proprietors now provide motorcycle
races for Sunday afternoon. Accord
i ng to the newspapers, the races of
Sunday last were very thrilling. Won
der what will be the next innovation
or item on the menu of Sunday sport?
Company Will Yet Yield.
The Pullman Co. is a powerful corpor
ation but not so powerful as public
sentiment. Our prediction is that
Rrhether the company can be forced or
not by law to provide separate coaches
for the races, the Pullman people will
altimately yield. When an agitation
)f this kind once begins it gathers mo
nentum as it progresses and it is only '
i matter of time before the opposing
"orces yield. Gibraltar itself is not
nore irresistable than wholesome, in- .
elligent, well-directed public senti- ,
nent. There will not be many more ,
?epetitions of such scenes as Hon. John
j. Richards witnessed recently on a
rain in South Carolina.
Should Attend Summer School.
Some teachers in the county are
Dreparing to attend the summer school 1
it Winthrop college. There should be i
fully a score or more from Edgefield.
The truth of the matter is, the teacher I
vho has no desire for equipping him- 1
?elf or herself for better work and ?
^ ho will not use every means at hand 1
;o that end deserves only a meagre i
.alary, the kind that the weak schools I
ire forced to pay because of limited '
runds. A young lady or young man i
ihould not ask or expect a large salary ;
mless they are capable of giving the
)atrons of the school full value for
;heir money. Trustees and patrons
ire on the alert for competent teach
es but they are unwilling to pay for
lomething they do not, get.
Loss Greater Than Gain.
When the constituted authority of a
iity fails to enforce law then the gov
ernor should assert himself. South
karolina needs a governor who will
:lose up the blind tigers in Charleston
ind Georgia needs a bovernor who will
:lose the "near beer" saloons, or rath
;r open barrooms, in Augusta and
Savannah. The flagrant manner in
which the law is violated in Augustais
i serious reflection upon the city
across the Savannah. The city au
thorities virtually license open bar- '
rooms in defiance of the laws of the
?tate. It may seem to pay by putting
many thousands of dollars in the city
treasury but the legal sanction of law
lessness deadens the public conscience
and causes a disrespect for law and
order that far outweighs the seeming
advantage gained by the "hush mon
ey" received from the barkeepers.
Mississippi River a Great Problem.
The Herculean task of widening,
deepening or straightening the Missis
sippi river will probably be undertaken
by the national government soon a/>
ter the great Panama canal is comple
ted. The overflowing of the Mississip
pi becomes more and more frequent
and more destructivo of life and prop
erty. The channel is steadily filling
with mud and sediment which renders
the levees less effective in times of
heavy rainfall in the section drained
by the Mississippi and its tributaries.
Several plans have been suggested for
preventing the frequent overflows but
none of them seem to provide complete
or permanent relief. Some engineers
have suggested that the channel be
straightened, as the distance from St.
Paul to the Gulf along a comparative
ly straight line is just half the actual
length of the river itself. Were the chan
nel straightened the water would pass
down more quickly and with less ob
As the Father of Waters becomes
more and more a menace to the entire
Mississippi valley something will soon
have to be done by the government to
relieve the situation. The fertile brains
of the government engineers will yet
devise some reasonably satisfactory
way of eliminating the steadily increas
Blind Tigers in the Saddle.
It appears that the 200 and more
blind tigers are about to close up the
dispensaries in Charleston. According
to the report of the dispensary auditor,
the sales of the Charleston dispensa
ries have been reduced about $25,000
dollars during the past quarter by the
activities of the tigers. Furthermore,
in order to enable the dispensaries and
local brewers to compete with whole
sale blind tigers, representatives of
out-of-the-state brewers, the dispensa
ry auditor has ordered a reduction of
royalty on beer from 45 to 25 cents on
each case. It appears that as between
the tigers and the dispensaries the for
mt will prevail. The only time when
the lawbreakers are called to account
is when they violate the Sunday clos
ing ordinance. If they close by 11:59
Saturday nights the tigers are not
molested, but if they remain open af
ter midnight they are ordered to ap
pear in the mayor's court. Even when
arrests are made small cash bonds are
forfeited and that ends the matter un
til another offense is committed. It
may be said that the blind tigers rule
Charleston. They are enabled to do
so by being a sort of balance of power
in municipal politics. It appears that
no mayor has ever had i;he moral cour
age to clean out the good old city, sac
rificing himself politically if need be.
rTen of Courage Weeded.
One great need of this day and gen
eration is men of courage, men who
are willing to stand or fall alone, not
waiting to see what others are going
to say or do in a certain exigency. In
a recent issue of the Walterboro Press
a nd Standard this statement was made
i n discussing the whiskey situation in
Colletoncounty: "A rumor is going
the rounds in the streets that a promi
nent attorney has said that he would
agree to refuse to take blind tiger eses,
if the other attorneys at this bar would
It seems that this particular member
af the Walterboro bar had a good im
pulse, his conscience giving direction to
what course he should pursue, but he
was lacking the courage to act upon it.
Why did he not say: "Let other law
yers do as their sense of duty and their
conception of professional propriety di
rects, but as for me I will not defend
men who bear the ear-marks of a blind
tiger." Such a stand as that would
have a wholesome effect upon the bar
and upon the community.
The Advertiser is pleased to state
that there are members of the Edge
field bar who will not for a stipulated
mm undertake the defense of men
w ho are known to sell whiskey in d?
fi ance of law and to the demoraliza
tion of the community. Furthermore,
these attorneys do not hesitate to take
?uch a stand openly. Walterboro needs
a few lawyers of thi3 type.
State Suffers Great Loss.
To-morrow Dr. S. C. Mitchell will
leave South Carolina to take up his
new duties in Richmond as president of
the Virginia Medical college. For four
years or more Dr. Mitchell has given
unselfishly of his time, talent and ef
forts to the upbuilding of the Universi
ty and to the development of South
Carolina along all lines.Through his ef
forts the University and the people
have been brought into closer and
more sympathetic touch than over be
fore in the history of the institution.
Unlike many educators and men of his
calibre, Dr. Mitchell has not confined
his labors to the cities and towns. On
the contrary, he frequently accepted
invitations to address meetings in're
mote country districts, where he in
spired the people in a manner and to a
d egree that will be felt after the pres
ent generation has passed from the
scene. He has cheerfully gone wher
ever duty called, and it was this wil
lingness and readiness to serve others
thal so quickly won for him the confi
dence and high regard of the people
among whom he labored.
Other presidents of the University
may come and go but, mark our pre
diction, not one will fill so large a place
of usefulness in South Carolina as Dr.
Mitchell has filled. When he leaves
the borders of the state to-morrow to
la bor elsewhere, South Carolina will
suffer an i nestimable and irretrievable
Something Wrong Yet.
The announcement that the Standard
Oil Company has accumulated earnings
to the amount of $60,000,000 that will
be paid out to the stockholders on June
13, should be sufficient information to
cause the legal department of the gov
e rnment to again look into the affairs
of the colossal corporation. By an or
der of the court the Standard Oil Com
pany was dissolved a year or more ago.
But was the trust dissolved in fact or
I was its action merely ostensible ora
pretense? For some time there has
been a steady advance in gasoline and
possibly in other petroleum products
that are sold by this company, and the
fact that a 400 per cent, dividend has
been made causes one to suspect that
the law regulating trusts is yet being
violated by the holders of Standard
Oil stock. The government sleuths
should be instructed to look well to the
affairs of the Standard Oil Company.
The every-day necessities upon which
I Wliat Others Say ?
She'll Tell or "Bust."
A woman hank cashier is certainly
a novelty, but every woman is a teller.
Be very patient with weak-minded
people this hot weather. They will be
going around like imbeciles, saying,
"Is this hot enough for you?"-Spar
Very Objectionable Names.
A North Carolinian named 0. Dam
mit wants his name changed, but prob
ably not half as badly as Helen Blazes.
A great man is not one who controls
many others or has others do him hon
or; he is a man who controls himself
and honors others. Self-control is the
first essential of greatness, without
which one can scarcely be successful.
Farm and Ranch.
Twenty-five doctors of Chicago put
themselves on record in favor of tight,
close-fitting skirts, because they are
hygienic, artistic and comfortable.
They claim that yards of underclothing
and large trailing skirts catch up street
dust and germs innumerable. -Spar
Curtail Powers of Few Bankers.
We confidently believe that if con
gress will pass a wise and sensible cur
rency r?form bill, there need be no
general disorganization aa the result
of the passage of the pending tariff
bill. Under the existing currency sys
tem, it is possible for certain powerful
interests to throttle business whenever
they care to do so. The currency
laws, however, can be so regulated as
to do away with this possibility.
Laughed Sixteen Hours.
In the midst of life we are in death.
The grim monster even lurks in a joke.
A Milwaukee man laughed for sixteen
hours after hearing an ancient vaude
ville quip and only stopped with the
death rattle in his throat. Here is the
joke, supposed to be a passage at arms
between two of the opposite sexes: "If
you were my husband I'd give you
poison," and "if you were my wife I'd
take it." Would that jar you to death?
I Smile Provokers J
Widow-I wish to have on poor
Mr. Boozer's tombstone the words
Cutter-Will you have it in the
Latin form: "Hie jacet?"
Widow-No; I don't think John
would like the "hio."-Boston
Mr. Todhnnter-What's the baby
screaming about now?
Mrs. Todhunter-She wants the
Mr. Todhunter-Oh, is that all?
She was making such a racket I
thought she wanted the vole!
Stranger at front door-I'd like
to speak to you Mr. Jones.
Maid-He's out, sir.
Stranger-Mrs. Jones will do,
then; I'll speak to her.
Maid-She's out too.
Stranger (after a moment's de
liberation), very well, I'll just sit
down by the fire and wait till they
Maid-I'm sorry sir, but the fire's
A thief broke into a Madison
avenue mansion early one morning
and found himself in the music
room. Hearing footsteps approach
ing, he took refuge behind a screen.
From 8 to 9 o'clock the eldest
daughter had a singing lesson.
From 9 to 10 o'clock the second
daughter took a piano lesson.
From 10 to ll the eldest son had
a violin lesson.
From ll to 12 the other son had
a lesson on the Ilute.
At 12:15 all the brothers and sis
ters assembled and studied an ear
splitting piece for voice, piano,
violin and flute.
At 12:45 the thief staggered out
from behind the Boreen and falling
at their leet, cried:
"For heaven's sake have me ar
this corporation holds practically a
monopoly should not be sold at unrea
sonably high prices in order that teem
ing millions may accrue to the holders
of the stock.
After seeing that such an enormous
sum is soon to pass into the hands of
the Standard Oil stockholders, one
naturally asks whether it is the greed
of this corporation or the law of supply
and demand that has caused an ad
vance of 50 per cent, in the price of
gasoline during the past year.
Score of Edgefield
J. W. Stewart.
H. A. Smith.
S. E. Morgan_
J. C. Hughes_
Dr. A. R. Nicholson.
J. T. Mathis.
Best Laxative For the Aged
Old men and women feel the need
of a laxative more than young folks,
but it must be safe and harmless
and one which will not cause pain.
Dr. King's New Life Pills are es
pecially good for the aged, for they
act promptly and easily. Price 25c.
Recommended by Penn & Holstein,
W E Lynch & Co.
Guaranteed Eczema Remedy
The constant itching, burninsr,
redness, rash and disagreeable effects
of eczema, tetter, salt rheum, itch
piles and irritating skin eruptions
can be readily cured and the skin
made clear and smooth with Dr.
Hobson's eczema ointment. Mr. J.
C. Eveland, of Bath, III., says: "I
had eczema twenty-five years and
had tried everything. All failed.
When I found Dr. Hobson's ecze
ma ointment I found a cure." This
ointment is the formula of a physi
cian and has been in use for years,
not an experiment. This is why we
can guarantee it. All druggists, or
by mail. Price 50c. Pfeiffer Chemi
cal Co., Philadelphia and St. Louis.
WE CARRY A
Galvanized aud black piping
Rubber sheet packing
We cut and thread pipe to
You cannot control t
suit your clothing to the
old summer time" is here
so you had better provic
ments that will insure co
We have light weig
popular colors and weave
We have light weig
can fit any size and satisf
We have stylish ha
felts. We have the la
we have ever carnell.
We ate sole
the best shirts on the
Shoot Held June 6.
It was a banquet where a nota
ble gathering of politicians had as
sembled. A certain aspiring young
attorney was among the number,
and as he spied au influential judge
at the far end of the parlor, he call
ed the headwaiter, slipped half a
dollar into his hand, and whispered,
"Put me next to Judge Spink at the
table.'1 found he was at the other
end of the room from the judge.
He called the head-waiter to ex
Well, sir, replied the official,
fact is that the judge gave me a
dollar to put you as far from him
as possible."-June Lippincott's.
A school teacher recently receiv
ed the following note from the
mother of one of her pupils1
'Dear Mis: You writ me about
whippin Sammy. I give you permis
sion to beet him up eny time he
won't learn his lessons. lie is jest
like his father an you b JV to beet
him with a club to lem him eny
thing. Pound nolege into him.
Don't pay no attention to what his
father savs. I will handle him."
LETE LINE OF
Gandy belting, 2-, 4-, 5-, 6-,
8-, and 10-inch, 6 ply.
Rapid Fire hay presses
Sisal and Manilla rope
sketch. Write for prices,
he mercury but you can
weather. The "good
to remain for 4 months,
lc the light weight gar
ht clothing in all of the
We have oxfords
for men and boys that
are stylish and dura
able. Try a
Grosset or a
ht underwear of all kinds.,
y any taste.
ts in straw panama and
rgest assortment of hosiery
agents for the
market tor the money.