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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, June 25.
Blessed is the man who, having
nothing to say. abstains from giving
wordv evidence of the fact. -GEORGE
Business Men to Organize.
The Advertiser is pleased to learn
that the business men of the town are
planning to organize along the line
suggested in our editorial of two weeks
ago. A mass meeting is called for
Thursday afternoon of this week in
the court house- at four o'clock for the
purpose of organizing a Board of Trade
or Chamber of Commerce. This is a
very important meeting. Other neigh
boring towns have organized and are
reaping good results from their organi
zations. If Edgefield is ever to take
on new life, secure better railroad fa
cilities and establish many needed
small enterprises, we must begin by
first effecting an organization through
which united efforts can be put forth.
The editor of The Advertiser will be
absent Thursday afternoon, therefore
unable to attend the mass meeting,
but w? pledge our loyal support and
Has Helped Edgefield.
Without any flourish of trumpets or
making much ado over what it has
achieved, the Edgefield Building and I
Loan Association has gone quietly for
ward with its work of contributing to .
the material wealth of Edgo?eld by \
adding scores of residences and sever- ?
al commercial buildings to the taxable ',
property of the town. This much has
been accomplished by the officers of
the association without any great
amount of effort, all of, them being
busy men who have their time largely
occupied with other business. If oth
ers would join with this handful of bu
siness men in inducing citizens who
have idle capital to take stock in the
association, thus giving it more money
to operate upon, it would not be long
before dozens of persons who are now
renting home3 would occupy homes of
their own. The Advertiser heartily fa
vors whatever will contribute to the
material wealth of Edgefield, therefore
we heartily commend the work of the
local building and loan asseciation.
Agriculture in the Public Schools.
Fer some time there has been a
growing sentiment in favor of teach
ing agriculture in the public school. In
some states this is being done already.
We feel confident that no department
can be established or be added to the
present course that will prove more
helpful than a course in farming. Think
of what a very small per cent, of men
who engage in agriculture ever attend
an agricultural college. Of course, it
does not follow that those who attend
agricultural colleges make a success
of farming; but, all things else being
equal, the young man who is given
technical knowledge and scientific in
struction in a college will make a
greater success .upon the farm than
one who is no better equipped than were
Teach a boy the value of properly
selecting seed for planting, the neces
sity of having soil well supplied with
vegetable matter, the importance of
preparing the land so it will retain a
.maximum amount of moisture, the rea
sons for using different kinds of com
mercial fertilizers upon different soils
and under different crops, the impor
tance of systematic rotation, together
with scores of other things, and i c will
not be many years before the rural
districts will make great strides for
One of the most helpful things that
the Clemson college authorities ever
did ws the providing of a one-year
agricultural course. While this will
be of inestimable benefit to scores and
hundreds of young men, yet there are
teeming thousands who can not even
avail themselves of this limited course.
The Advertiser stands for instruction
in agriculture io the public schools. Of
course, the benefit to be derived will
depend largely upon the kind of in
struction books used and upon the
capabilities of the instructors.
I What Others Say f
Easy to Find Fault.
It requires no great effort to pose as
a fault finder. The most cross-grain
ed person can take the lead in that
bus iness.-Spartanburg J ournal.
He is Generally Right.
William Jennings Bryan says that
even if he were a drinking man be
would never let a child see him take
a drink. Mr. Bryan is right.-Beau
Why It Pays to Fondle Stock.
The farmer who goes out of his way
a few steps to pet or fondle his stock
never has to step out of his way to
keep any of them from striking; kick
ing or bi ti ag him.-Farm and Fireside.
The Three Days of Grace.
One of the features of the new cur
rency measure will be elastic notes,
but this doss not mean that the time
honored three days of grace can here
after be stretched indefinitely. -Green
A Popular Theme.
There's one good thing about the
hobble skirt; a woman can't ride
astride with one of them on.-Newber
There is nothing the matter with the
split skirt. If cut high enough a wo
man can ride astride a 1500 pound
horse. -Spartanburg Journal.
Wants Good Name Cleaned.
Doc. Cook of "fake" Polar fame,
said in Atlanta the other day that he
has the polar fever again and is "itch
ing" to go exploring some more, but
he could not do so until his polar con
troversy with Peary is settled, as he
owed the clearing of his good name to
himself and family. This means that
the "Doc." will remain permanently
with us unless he is ridden out of the
country on a rail. -Columbia Record.
What is to be done with our thought
less youths when their thoughtlessness
gets them into court? Punish them?
bling a blot into their faces for life be
cause they erred once or twice? We are
all human. All of us have human pas
sions which are often weaknesses. All
of us have the criminal and the evil
within as. Some of us have abandoned
it because of our environment and
have developed the good side of life.
Can't South Carolina afford to spend
a few dollars for a juvenile court to cor
rect youthful breake.s of the law?
We spend much on the development of
pigs. - Spartanburg Journal.
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I Smile Provokers |
Father-"You have no sense; I'm
going to cut voa off with a million."
The Son-"If you do I'll dis
grace the family by riding around
in a second-hand auto."-Philadel
"Daughter and her beau must
have had a terrible quarrel!"
"Why so, ma?"
"Five pounds of candy, a bunch
of roses, and two matinee tickets
have just arrived."-Judge.
Tramps-"Yes'm, I wunst had a
good job managin' a hand laundry,
but it failed on me."
Lady-"Poor man! How did it
happen to fail?"
Tramp-"She left an' went home
to her folks."-Chicago Record
The magistrate: "You say that)
one of these men held you and the |
other divested you of your money?"
The complaining witness: "lt
wasn't Quite like that, your honor.
They didn't divest me. They got it
out of my pants. They didn't have
time to go through my vest. "
053ce Boy-There are two men
out there, sir, who want to see yon;
one of them is a poet and the other
a deaf man.
Editor-Well, go out and tell
the poet that the deaf man is the
editor, and let them fight it oat be
Yessir, said the big man, I'm
opposed to the eleetion of the
United State Senators by popular
My, I'm surprised to hear you
say that," said the little man. What|
are your reasons?"
"I manufacture dictagraphs," re
plied the big man.-Cincinnati En-1
At Hazelden Farm, his beautiful
country home in Indiana, George |
Ade, that genial cynic, was talking
to a young man who had fallen in
"You think, then, he said that a
wife is absolutely essential to your
"Absolutely essential, the young
man answered, with a sigh."
"My poor boy, said, the hu-j
morist, nothing bat marriage, then,
can dispel this iliusioa. "
lateresting Letter From Rev. J.
Between Quebec and Father
Point, Canada, Saturday night,
June 14, 1913.
. Dear friends,Care The Advertiser.
Tonight at Father Point i's on
last chance to mail anything until
we reach Glasgow, Scotland, Mon
day, June 23.
I will attempt only a ?hort letter
to our many friends tonight, though
we have enjoyed our trip thus lar
enough to write a loog one.
In Philadelphia lant Sunday we
attended two children's day services,
second Sunday in June being chil
dren's day in northern Methodist
church. One of these services was a
great open air meeting.
The trip from Philadelphia to
Niagara Falls on the Lehigh Valley
railroad is through a beautiful
country. The railroad follows the
Lehigh river for nearly 200 miles,
then 35 miles along lake Seneca.
This lake with the gently rising
green fields beyond makes a fine
Just as I am writing this a Ne
braskan is playing Dixie. Nearly
all our people on this tour are from
Canada and our own north and
west, but you ought to hear them
applaud Dixie. In this parenthesis
I might add that five people from
Florida and Mrs. Walker and I are
the only southern people on this
tour. There are others going to
Zurich on other tours. In our get
ting acquainted meeting tonight,
when I stated that I was from away
down in Dixie, I vras applauded.
We have a splendid set of people
from many places.
To go back, Niagara Falls is be
yond description. It is worth a
1,000 mile trip ' to ?ee. From Ni
agara we crossed the western end
of lake Ontario to Toronto, Ontario,
**The city of churches." There are
about 40 Methodist and 40 Presby
terian churches in Toronto. The
Methodists lead in Toronto, but the
Presbyterians in all Canada, with
the Methodists close second. The
Presbyterian of Canada were hold
ing a great congress with 4,000 or
Mail is now dosing.
J. R. Walker.
Report of Historian ?Edgefield
U. D. C.
In making this my report of the
work done by me during the year,
I wish first to thank you most
heartily for again honoring me with
your confidence, in that you have
re-elected me to the position which
I have held with so much pleasure
and I trust some profit to us both.
In March 1912 I was asked by
our president to assist her with the
duties of historian, as the regular
historian, Mrs. Susan B. Hill, was
presiding over our meetings during
the enforced absence of our presi
dent. I had before this time offered
my services to Mrs. Holstein, being
willing to heip her in any way pos
sible. So I took up the work of
In that position I commenced the
task of preparing for our chapter
as near a complete history of the
work done by our chapter since its
organization, the papers read, the
celebrations held, together with the
entire roll of men sent from our
county to the war between the
states, with the casualties attending
as I possibly could. I also at
tempted to get a sketch, however
short, of each man represented by a
Daughter in our chapter. In this
latter endeavor I have not been en
tirely sucoessful, as the ladies have,
in many instances failed to respond
to my insistencies.
In June of 1912 I waB elected
your historian, since which time I
have striven fait'.fully to perform
the duties devolving upon the office,
continuing the history upon which
I had been engaged as acting his
I had hoped to be able to com
pete for the banner offered by Mrs.
L. H. Rain?es of Savannah, in 1912,
for the greatest amount of history
prepared by a division or chapter,
but alone I could not do it. Our
division did not compete.
This year it has been ray object
to send in our history to our divis
ion historian, for preservation
among the U. D. C. archives in
Columbia, in time for her report to
the historian general. After some
correspondence with her it appears
that it would be the proper thing
for our history to be presented to
the division during its convention
in Edgefield, as it would there be
taken as a pretty compliment from
the hostess chapter. Miss Wash
ington, our division historian, sug
gests that we mention the matter to
Mrs. Graham, our division presi
dent, and request that time be given
for the presentation; although she
also suggests it would be better to
keep our records in our own chap
ter, not realizing that we would
present only a copy cf our reoords, i
retaining the originals in our aecre
tary'a hands. I have copied nearly
half of our history into books suit
able for preservation, and for the
purpose of handing them. The
rest will be furnished in time.
i have sent to our division his
torian original articles prepared by
Sirs. Holstein, Mrs. Calhoun, Mrs.
W. L. Dunovatit, Mrs. B. E. Nich
olson and your historian. I have
also furn is bed by special request
from Miss Rutherford, our historian
general, three articles for the his
tory which she is preparing and
which viii be published by the gen
eral U. D. C. These articles were,
"The Edgefield Signers of the Or
dinance of Secession", "Wayside
Hospitals and Relief Associations"
and the "Flags and Seals of South
Carolina." The latter paper was
sent, first, to our division historian
for her criticism before being sent
to Miss Rutherford.
Miss Washington complimented
the Edgefield chapter very highly
upon the olass of work which it was
doing, and spoke well of the paper
on the "Flags and Seals" offering
to have it typewritten lor rae,
which she did, sending me two cop
ies, one of which I sent to Miss
Rutherford, and one to Mrs. Hol
In December I was honored by
being sent by you as a delegate to
the State Convention in Charleston,
where I did all I could to serve
your interests, making the report
from our chapter before the con
vention, and bringing to you a full
report of ita proceedings on my re
For the last three months I have
been away from Edgefield, but my
labors have not flagged. I have
kept in touch with our president
and have been able to assist with
the monthly programs. I appre
ciate more than I can tell you the
support you have given me and in
accepting the office for another year
I pledge you the faithful perfor
mance of its every duty. I wish to
thaak each and every one of you,
and to remind you and assure you
that, while I have been absent per
sonally, my heart and mind have
been with you at every meeting,
and that I have served you better
in my absence than in my presence,
because in the quiet of my son's
home I have been able to accom
plish more, and to write better ar
ticles than when I waB in Edgefield.
Now that I have returned to Edge
field I hope to carry on th i? work
that is so dear to our hearts, and
may we not rest until our history
is placed before the people of our
county, that it may stand as a fit
ting memorial to all of our boys
^ybo wore the gray, both tho rank
and the file.
I shall, as heretofore, always em
phasize the work done by the men
of Edgefield. Thus shall our chap
ter stand by our own men, and, as
is right and proper, your historian
will be foremost in showing up
their mighty deeds of valor, so that
all men will look upon our county
with respest and admiration. Let
us always remember that an Edge
field man made the first Secession
speech in the South Carolina legis
lature; an Edgefield man was the
author of the Ordinance of Seces
sion; an Edgefield man got np the
first company for the war; an Edge
field man led the first regiment to
the war; Edgefield gave the two
war governors and Edgefield had
within her borders at least two un
reconstructed rebels who never
signed the oath of allegiance to the
United States government.
In conclusion, I want to say to
you that in a letter from Miss
Washington she gave me the infor
mation, that we would have with
us during our convention Miss Mil
dred Rutherford of Athens, Ga.,
the historian general. It will be an
unusual honor thus accorded us,and
I hope and know that you will give
her every atteution in your power.
She is occupying an office superior
even to the president general. She
in a woman of great personal
charra, hesides being of very bril
liant intelleot and it is unnecessary
to assure you that you will be de
lighted with her. I am glad to
tell you that I have been instru
mental in bringing this about, and
lam sure that you will agree with
me in feeling, after you meet her,
that this is the best thing that I
have accomplished since I rave
have held theoflice of historian.
Agatha Abney Woodson.
Round Trip Excursion Rates
for Fourth of July.
Account Fourth of July, the
Southern railway announces very
low round trip excursion fares be
tween all points, tickets on sale
July 2, 3, 4 with final limit July 7,
1913. Call on any ticket agent or
S. H. Hardwick, PTM.,
Washington, D. C.
H. F. Cary, GPA.,
Washington, D. C.
W. E. McGhee, AGPA..
Columbia. S. C.
A. H. Acker, TPA.,
es Expensive Trips
T WAS NECESSARY for the Attorney to
have a personal talk with a client in a distant
city. The journey would seriously interfere
with several important engagements made for
He used the Long Distance Bell Telephone,
had a satisfactory talk with his distant client and
was able to keep all his engagements at home.
The Long Distance Bell Telephone increases
the efficiency of business men who adapt it to their
needs. It can serve you with equal satisfaction
By the way, have yon a Bell Telephone?
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
WE CARRY A MOST
COMPLETE LINE OF
Galvanized and black piping
Rubber sheet packing
Gandy belting, 2-, 4-, 5-, 6?,
8-, and ro-inch, 6 ply.
Rapid Fire hay presses
Sisal and Manilla rope
We cut and thread pipe to sketch. Write for prices.
Stewart & Kernaghan
You cannot control the mercury but you can
suit your clothing to the weather. The
old summer time" is here to remain for 4 months,
so you had better provide the light weight gar
ments that will insure comfort.
We have light weight clothing in all of the
popular colors and weaves.
We have oxfords
for men and boys tLat
are stylish and dura
able. Try a
Crosset or a
We have light weight underwear of all kinds,
can tit any size and satisfy any taste.
We have stylish hats in straw^ panama and
felts. We have the largest assortment o? hosiery
we have ever car rid!
We aie sole agents for the
the best shirts on the market tor the money.
Dorn & Mims