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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, July 2.
The memory is the treasurer to
whom we must give funds, if we
would draw the assistance we need.
A real live, aggressive Chamber of
Commerce will mean some new enter
prises for Edgefield.
Political capital and campaign thunder
come high when the cost is something
like $70,000 annually to the State.
As an exchange has aptly remarked,
those who most need a change this hot
weather haven't the change with which
to make a change.
' With Charleston just acros3 the bay,
the newspaper man laughed at His Ex
cellency's attempt to make the Isle of
Palms "dry" last week.
In cutting off the Federal appropria
tion from the South Carolina militia,
Secretary Garrison is well fortified in
When the shoulders of more than
half a hundred business men are put
to the wheel Edgefield will be moved
out of the old rut
The C. O. D. feature of the parcel
post law went into effect yesterday
and the department has ordered that
henceforth the ordinary stamps and the
special parcel post stamps shall be in
terchangeable. Either can be used on
letters or packages.
The attendance of 450 teachers upon
the summer school now in session at
Winthrop college, representing 42 of
* the 44 counties, means that new life
will be infused and new methods will
be introduced into hundreds of schools
throughout the state during the ses
sion of 1913-14.
All honor to the veterans of the blue
and the gray who have assembled at
Gettysburg! But of the teeming thou
sands who are participating in this
love feast, those most deserving of
honor are the seven gTay-haired wo
men who 50 years ago" nursed the
wounded and dying Confederate and
Union soldiers who bravely fought at
Gettysburg for what they conceived to
An Inexcusable Delay.
The supreme court has at last filed a
decree in the case of T. U. Vaughn of
Greenville, sustaining the findings of
the lower court More than a year
ago Vaughn committed a series of hor
rible crimes and was sentenced by the
court of general sessions last October
to the e'ectric chair. As this demon
in human form possessed some wealth,
his lawyers appealed upon some flim
sy technicality to the supreme court,
where the matter has been pending
for these many months. Such delays
are inexcusable, there being no reason
able ground for so long a delay in such
cases. This long-drawn-out process of
administering justice tends to encour
age crime, while speedy trials followed
by a prompt enforcement or execution
of the court's decree or sentence tends
to stay the hand of the would-be crimi
As announced in a notice published
in this issue by County Superintendent
of Education W. W. Fuller, an exami
nation will be held July ll for the pur
pose of awarding two Clemson'scholar
ships. Surely the young men of the
county will not have to be urged to ap
ply for these scholarships. There
should be at least a score or more of
lt was a reflection upon the young
men of the county that only two ap
peared before the board last year to be
examined for the Clemson scholar
ships, and as both of these failed to
make the required 60 per cent, on the
examination the scholarships were not
awarded for last year. Had a larger
number appeared for examination it is
probable that two would have made
the required average, thus enabling
our county to get the benefit of the
Clemson scholarships to which it is
Should any desire to compete for
these scholarships who have not had
the opportunity of obtaining the neces
sary blanks to be filled out, they can
procure the blanks on the morning of
the llth, which will not be too late.
Much Work For New Organization
Just as every farmer should diversi
fy his crops so as to be able to convert
some kind of farm produce in tc cash
during every month of the year, so
should a t07/r. so diversify its enter
prises as to have weekly and semi
monthly payrolls putting cash into cir
culation throughout the entire year,
Edgefield is distinctly an agricultural
county, consequently there is but little
cash money in circulation except
through the sale of farm produce in
the fall. What we need in Edgefield
is sundry industrial enterprises which
will be constantly putting money in
circulation, in addition to giving em
ployment to many of our young men,
who are nov/ unable to find remunera
tive employment in Edgefield.
There is sufficient local capital to es
ta blish such enterprises and there are
also men ir. Edgefield who are capable
of managing them. What is needed is
organized effort and concert of action.
; which will come through the new com
mercial organization that was formed
at the mass-meeting yesterday after
noon. There is much v/ork ahead for
this new organization. Let something
definite be taken up at once and let all
efforts be concentrated upon it until
actual results are realized.
A Unique Bequest.
That was a wise uncle out in Califor
nia who recently left the sum of $5,000
to a nephew upon condition that the
young man make and deposit in bank
the sum of $1,000 before.the bequest
was to be paid to him. The old gen
tleman had doubtless seen money fall
into the hands of young men which
proved to be a curse rather than a
blessing. The provision of the will
requiring the young nephew to earn a
considerable sum himself in advance of
receiving the bequest taught him. at
least to some extent, the value of a
It is not infrequently the case that a
father will deny himself almost to the
point of enduring hardship in order to
leave the members of his family in
comfortable circumstances at his death,
forgetting that placing responsibilities
upon his sons and teaching them the
real value of money is of vastly more
importance than amassing wealth, that
will fall into inexperienced, irresponsi
In this day of extravagant living,
when the yielding to temptation is
made so easy, no greater misfortune
can befall some young men than to
have a considerable sum of money
placed at their disposal. Of course
there are exceptions to this just as to
everything else, but generally speaking
young people do not know how to use
money wisely. The example of the
old gentleman out in California is well
worthy of thoughtful consideration.
Needs Fire Protection.
Just as a nation should prepare 'for
war in time of peace, so should the in
dividual and the community prepare
for extinguishing fire before the fire
actually occurs. Foremost among the
needs of Edgefield is some adequate
means of extinguishing fire.s For a
number of years the small chemical
engine rendered effective service, but
for some reason, very probably neg
lect, it is now out of commission. When
the engine was purchased some citizens
who are always ready to decry every
forward movement, predicted that it
would be altogether useless, being
nothing but a toy. It is well known,
however, that the engine actually saved
property worth 10 or 20 times the
money paid for it. Looking carefully
into the matter of providing some
means of fighting fire should be one of
the first things to command the atten
tion of the Chamber of Commerce,
acting of course with the town council.
As the town now owns two mules it
would not be as difficult to arrange for
carrying fire fighting apparatus to the
scene of a conflagration as it was when
the chemical engine was purchased.
Possibly the chemical engine could be
overhauled and be made todo effective
work again. Who knows? Whose du
ty is it to see that the engine is in
proper working order?
Edgefield is liable to have a fire any
day or night that would invo'.ve a prop
erty loss of five, ten or even fifty thou
Now is the time to put out onion
sets. We caa furnish you with
Ttmmons & Morgan.
Firsiclass floor oil at only +0
cents per gallon, quality and satis
We can supply you with roof
paint, a good quality, in red and
black at 50 and 75 cents per gallon.
Just as good quality as that which
Penn <fe Holstein.
I What Others Say f
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Tell The Good Things.
Tell all the good tL.ngs you know
about neighbors and let some very
vicious person give the faults and short
comings in detail. -Spartanburg Jour
Funds Cut Off.
Secession may be a very fine thing
but some of the militia think that the
treasury at Washington should be the
last of the government to secede from.
"Stretchable" Currency Needed.
The kind of "elastic currency" we
need is one that will stretch over the
butcher's and the grocer's bills and
still permit us to buy gasoline for the
auto. -News and Courier.
Heavy Loss to State.
Last year the militia companies in
South Carolina received something like
$85,000 from the national government.
Unless something happens pretty soon
we won't get anything next year, but
in the meantime we will be helping to
pay the militia in other states.-Or
angeburg Times and Democrat.
A state is largely estimated by the
interest its people manifest in educa
tion. The people of a state must ?e
willing to invest in education and see
that their schools, colleges and univer
sity are efficient or bear the responsi
bility for ignorance and inefficiency,
which mean more crime, pauperism |
and insanity.-Farm and Ranch.
Millions Spent For Canned Goods.
According tb Col. E. J. Watson,
South Carolinians spend about thirteen
millions of dollars each year for can
ned goods. \ ne census is quoted to show
that the State sends out each year a
little over one thousand dollars worth
of canned tomatoes. The natural ques
tion is why send out even that much
when we have co import canned toma
toes in such quantities. While canning I
factories do not seem to thrive, there |
is certainly room for each owner of a
garden to can enough vegetables for
the winter use of his family and the
surplus can be marketed easily to less
fortunate friends in town.-Greenwood
President a Strong Man.
It is almost impossible to realize that
President Wilson is going to be able to
carry out his plans without a great
row; but there is no question of the
fact that he has been having his own j
way up to this time. So far as con
gress is concerned it is largely in a po
sition to say, "just look what we did,"
if things turn out all right, or to say, !
"that is what I have been telling you
all along." if things turn out other-1
wise. But Mr. Wilson does not'S??qjJI
to be asking anybody to divide respon- '
sibility with him. All he asks of the
Democrats is to, stand to th? ir pledges
of parry fealty and uf the Republicans j
he is asking nothing.-York'ville En-1
I Smile Provokers |,
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"A man may have great con
versational abilities, and still have
very few conversational opportuni
"I know; I'm married myself."
Willie-''Paw, what is a captain
Paw-"Any salaried man who
can live within his income, my son."
Mike: "An' what are ye diggin'
out that hole for, Pat?" Pat:
"Arrah! an' it's not the hole Fm
diggin' out; I'm diggin' the dirt
and lavin' the hole"-Ex.
"How well-behaved your children
are!" 83.d the minister's wife.
"They are perfectly lovely chil
dren," added the minister.
The parents smiled proudly, and
up spoke little Agnes: "Pa said if
we didn't behave he'd knock our
blocks off, didn't you pa?"
"Patrick, you were on abad spree
yesterday." 'Yis, so rr, I wuz. Bless
mo, if I weien't a-layin' in lue gut
ter wid a pig. Father Dunn came
along, looked at me, an' savs, says
he: 'One is known by the company
lie keeps'." "And did you get up,
Patrick?" "No; but the pig did."
Some years ago in one of the
western states of America an Eng
ligshman,an Irishman and a Scotch
man were found guilty of murder
and sentenced to death, but were al
lowed to decide the manner of death
themselves. The Scotchman prompt
ly chose to be hanged on an ash
tree; the Englishman chose an oak;
but Pat said: "If it plaze your hon
or; I'd rather be hung on a goose
berry bush." "That's not big
enough," said the judge. Thin, said
Pat, biigntening up, Ot'll wait till
it grows. "-Ex.
The Battle-Flag of the 7th Regi
ment Goes Back to Gettys
Editor Advertiser: We leave to
day for the Reunion of the Gray
and the Blue at Gettysburg, and I
will carry with me the Battle-Flag
of the Tth S. C. Regt, and let it
float once more over the sanie
ground that it did so proudly, just
50 years ago. This flag received
its baptism of fire and blood for the
first time at the battle of Fredericks
burg, December the 13th 18*>2. Our
first flag being torn to pieces with
shot and shell, from Richmond to
Sharpsburg, I can't recall just how
many men were killed and woundej
under its pure folds. John Clark
was i?ur color-beater at Gettysburg,
and wounded at that battle, and
was killed dead at the battle of
Chickamauga; with this precious
emblem in his hands. Miss Mary
Poppenheim of Charleston S. C., is
,the custodian of our flag; and she
has sent it to rae to be displayed at
Gettysburg one time more. I love
this flag, as*a mother loves h?r first
born, while I stand ready to strike
down to the death any foe, who
upholds insult in any wayto the Uni
ted States flag; but there never was,
nor never will be a flag, that floats
on land or sea that I can love as I
do this. Three of my brothers
were killed t nderitand three were
wounded twice, hence I love it. I
Yes, I love it. So I am going to
take it back and let the boys see
what they run from so hurriedly
across the meadow, ?nd the wheat
field. But then our breast were
full of daggers, now the white dove
of peace, will spread her silver
wings over that once bloody plain;
and united we will stand. The blue
and the gray.
At the re-union at Chickamauga,
I was in comversation with a beau
tiful little womau from "Ohio."
She said tome, Mr. Wright, when
i tell you.what l ara you wont like
it, I'm a Yankee! Why I said, bless
your little soul I never in all my
life had one thing against a yankee
woman, it waa the yankee boys that
I had the'scrap with, and not the
girls, so we were good friends there
after. So it will be at Gettysburg,
I am going to have a better time
now than I did when I was there
last, and expect to come back a bet
ter man. It was there that I had
my closest call, as I saw it, and will
Uli it later, but I sure did do some
While at Chickamauga at the re
union I met a man by the name of
jBen Benson, who said* in speaking
idf the little battle of Fort Sumter,
|feS>ri4-1861 he ...said, -that- Wigfall
?fired the first. gun at the Fort. I
told him tkat I would have to take
?issue with him there, for it was j
;Gov. Pickens' daughter that did
.that, about which I willspeak later.
'It was Wigfall who carried the dis
patch to Maj. Anderson demanding
the surrender of the Fort to the
Confederate States of America.
J. Russell Wright.
'Items of Interest From Clark's
The union meeting of this divi
sion which met at Modoc passed off
very pleasantly indeed. It was well
attende 1 or both days and the
speeches by the brethren on the va
rious queries were good. The ladies
in their house-keeping department
must by no means be forgotten, the
table on both dajs being loaded
with all manner of delicious virands.
The next meeting goes to Plum
The opening of the peach season
has brought into our midst many
nice young men. Peaches are not
very abundant with us this year.
The first car was . shipped on Satur
day, it being filled from the orch
ards of Messrs. Rowland and Mid
Mr. "Gus" Edmunds has reached
us at last with his chaingang, and is
going to redeem all of the promises
which he made us last year. So we
will soon have a boulevard.
Mr. Frank Sharpton, one of our
old veterans left for Gettysburg ou
yesterday. . .
Miss H. H. Wright who has
been in the Farmern States for the
past two months in the interest ci
Home Missions, spent sevetaldays
of last week with Mrs. S. T. Adams.
She spoke of her work, of the large
audiences which met her at each
appointment and what deep interest
was manifested. She also spoke of
the beautiful hospitality extended
her very much like that of her
adopted Southern home.
Mrs. Eugenia Middleton'is at
home again, after a visit of some
weeks in Augusta to her daughter,
An Irishman, standing in a
crowded street c.r, lost his balance,
and fell across a lady's lap. She was
very indignant, and asked in a
stormy tone: "Who are you, sir?
who are you?" "I thought I was an
Irishman, but it seems that I am a
Laplander," waa the instant reply, j
A largely attended mass-meeting
was held in the court house Thurs
day afternoon for the purpose of
organizing the business men of the
town. A number enrolled their
names as members of the tentative
organization and a committee was
appointed to solicit members, fixing
Tuesday afternoon as the time for
holding the next meeting.
The meeting yesterday was well
attended and there was considera
ble interest manifested. B. E.
Nicholson acted as temporary chair
man, a permanent organization be
ing effected by the election of the
following officers: O. P. Bright,
president; W. A. Byrd, vice
president; W. P. Calhoun, secreta
ry, and W. E. Lott, treasurer. On
assuming the chair Capt. Bright
thanked the members for the honor
and expressed his determination to
give the work of the Chamber of
Commerce his very best effort and
closest attention. Mr. Jack A.
Lott, the president of the Johnston
Chamber of Commerce, was pres
ent by invitation and gave a very
practical and helpful talk on what
is being accomplished for the town
of Johnston by a similar organisa
tion. His suggestions will aid very
materially in making a proper be
A committee, consisting of J. C.
Sheppard, N. G. Evans and B. E.
Nicholson, was appointed to draft
a constitution and by-laws, the
president 3nd secretary being also
members of the committee. The
president was authorized to appoint
the members of such committees as
the constitution provided for, the
names of the members of the sev
eral committees to be announced at
the next meeting which is to be
held next Tuesday afternoon.
This commercial organization
has been launched under exceeding
ly favorable auspieces and we con
fidently believe that something
tangible in developing the material
interests of the town will result.
The officers are active, aggressive
men who are enthusiastic over the
outlook and the members are the
leading citizens of t he town and
WE CARRY A MOST
COMPLETE LINE OF
Galvanized aud black piping
Rubber sheet packing.
Saw tee ch
We cut and thread pipe to
Gandy belting, 2-, 4-, 5-, 6-,
8-, and io-inch, 6 ply.
Rapid Fire hay presses
Sisal and Manilla rope
sketch. Write for prices.
Stewart & Kernaghan
You cannot control the mercury but you can
suit your clothing to the weather. The "good
old summer time" ts 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 aud boys that
are stylish and dura
able. Try a
Grosset or a
We have light weight underwear of all kinds,
can fit any size and satisfy any taste.
We have stylish hats in straw? panama and
felts. We have the largest assortment of hosiery
we have ever carried.
We aie sole agents for the
the best shirts on the market tor the money.
Dorn & Mims