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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, July 23.
The example of a vicious prince will
corrupt an age, but that of a good one
will not reform it-SVIFT.
Who said this is not a Sunny South?
How pleasant it is to be postcarded
by absent friends!
Wonder if his critics will honay-comb
Secretary Bryan for delivering a free
lecture last Sunday?
Miss Milholland's sister suffs are
green with envy because she secured
her ballot first.
Wonder if the new slit skirt is cooler
than one of the normal type? If so.
why not let the men wear slit trousers?
The chances are "sixteen to one"
that Secretary Bryan secretly regrets
his departure from the straight and
narrow path of official precedent.
Senator E. 1). Smith wants to probe
into the increased cost of bagging. His
eagle eye never fails to detect any dis
crimination against the farmers.
It may prove embarrassing to some
one "higher up" for Rembert and
MCLE irin both to enter the race for
The weather man has given us cooler
weather but we poor mortals are never
satisfied, the clamor being now for a
The Charleston county boy who net
ted $300 on an acre of cucumbers de
serves a place in the picture alongside
that of Jerry Moore.
The man out west who is charged
with kidnapping a 327-pound girl should
be forthwith acquitted. Such an Her
culean feat would be impossible, even
with the aid of cupid.
When the bride adds onions to her
menu and the groom take3 down"his
strong old pipe it is not difficult to dis
cern that the honeymoon is nearing its
That Dutchman of Amsterdam is
welcome to his American bride of suf
fragette fame. Indeed thrice welcome
if he will only keep her on the other
side of the Atlantic.
That was an unmerciful judge who
kept a Savannah jury in the room for
48 hours last week with the thermometer
soaring around 100 practically all the
In spite of his salary of $12,500, Tyrus
Cobb, the champion baseball player, is
said to be dissatisfied. Wonder if he is
contemplating deserting the diamond
for the lecture platform?
An aviator by the name of Luckey
entertained the other "high flyers" at
the Isle of Palms last week by his daily
flights without an accident. There
must be something in a name-in his
case at least
Financial troubles caused a woman
in Florida to take her own life last
week. In this part of the country the
order is reversed. The creditors, not
the debtors, are the ones who become
If a man who goes in person to mar
ket every morning with a basket on his
arm finds it impossib1^ to make ends
meet in Washington on a salary of
$12,000, how must it be with the fel
low who endeavors to keep pace with
the "four hundred" on a smaller
A ship load of fine bananas from
Quatemala reached Charleston Satur
day, relieving a banana famine which
had existed for some days. The peach
famine is being felt in this section far
more than a banana famine. Ore lus
cious Elberta is more to be desired
than a whole bunch of tie-tongue
Indicted for Perjury.
The marriage license law has passed
the experimental stage in South Caro
lina, and doubtless after seeing the
many benefits to be derived from the
practical operation of such a law some
of those who opposed ito passage now
endorse it unreservedly.
The first indictment under the mar
riage license law was broughtin Ander
son last week against a young white
man, who it is alleged swore that his
bride-to-be was 18 instead of 15 years
of age. If the law should serve no oth
er purpoae than that of preventing the
I marriage of thoughtless young girls
who have not reached the age of con
sent, it will be worth more than hun
dreds of other laws that have been
given space on our statute books.
A few prosecutions such as the one
that is pending in Anderson will cause
the would-be perjurers to think well
before swearing falsely.
Announcement Concerning High School.
An official announcement concerning
the High School is made in this issue,
a full list of the teachers being given.
Especial attention ts called to the mu
sic department. The trustees have se
lected a strong corps of teachers for
every grade and department, and there
is no reason why Edgefield can not
have as good High School as any other
town in the state. We can have 3uch
an institution if the patrons and the
people of the town generally will give
the trustees and teachers their earnest
co-operation. The Advertiser would
like to see every person in Edgefield
enthused over our school. Do not fail
to speak favorably of it to visitors who
come to Edgefield. We want to build
up the High School so it will fill the
place in the community and in the coun
ty that the S. C. C. I. has filled. It
can be done if every shoulder is put to
Should Provide Adequate Equipment.
The Chamber of Commerce should
look well to the matter of having the
railroad provide adequate and satisfac
tory arrangements for receiving and
shipping cotton. The building and
platforms that are soon to be erected
by the Southern will probably stand for
25 or 50 years, and that being the case
more than the present demand for
space should be provided for. Further
more, the arrangement of the depot,
tracks, freight and cotton platforms
should be such as will facilitate the
handling of all incoming and outgoing
freights with dispatch. Under the
past arrangement there was considera
ble congestion around the depot and
cotton platform during the cotton sea
son. This rush of business, together
with an increase in volume, should be
anticipated and provided for. The
initial outlay to the road in providing
adequate platforms, etc., will be com
paratively small, while the advantage
to be derived by the public, the pa
trons of the road, will be very great.
Texas to Monopolize Cotton Growing.
The remaining cotton growing states
will be compelled to hold a conference
and take action against Texas, institu
ting legal proceedings restraining the
Lone Star state from monopolizing in
cotton production. It has been con
servatively estimated that Texas alone
in spite of the boll weevil will market
5,000,000 bales of cotton from the pres
ent crop. After more of the plains
and prairie lands become arable and
labor saving machinery is more gener
ally used Texas will practically mo
nopolize in supplying the world's de
mand for raw cotton.
What are the other states going to
do about it? As Texas increases her
yield from year to year farmers in
other portion of the cotton belt will be
forced to diversify, curtailing the cot
ton acreage and planting more largely
of cereals and other home-supply pro
ducts. After everything is adjusted
to the changed conditions, it would
doubtless be better if Texas could sup
ply 50 or 75 per cent, of the demand
for cotton. Then thousands of far
mers would stop losing money in their
efforts to make money by raising cot
Good Order Prevails at Picnics.
Those who attend large gatherings
in the county, particularly large pic
nics, are commenting freely upon the
splendid deportment of the people.
How unlike the gatherings of a decade
and more ago! This good order is at
tributed largely to the almost total
d?. ;,?ice of whiskey. At some places
not t* breath is tainted with the odor of
intoxicants. If there was a dispensa
ry at Edgeheld, whiskey would be car
ried to these gatherings by the'bug
There are a few men who were rear
ed in the long age under entirely differ
ent conditions who will have their dram,
and nobody can really blame them; but
that which ia peculiarly gratifying in
this county is the sobriety of
the boys and young men. Of
course there are exceptions, but
in the main Edgefield county is
rearing a generation of sober boys and
men. Prohibition has made this possi
ble by removing the temptation from
them. Some of the most ardent sup
porters of the dispensary in the past
have been convinced of the many ben
efits to be derived from curtailing the
consumption of whiskey and are now
among the most active advocates of
And the most gratifying part of it
all is that conditions are growing bet
ter and better in the county. Edge
field prefers a generation of sober boys
and young men to the so-called dispen
What Others Say
Danced to Death.
A New York woman died while danc
ing the turkey trot. Her example is
Forced to Work Outside.
It is just awful fora poor man to
be a member of the cabinet and be
forced to go ou1: and work by the job
to get a little spare change to keep the
family going.-Spartanburg Journal.
Angelic Away From Home.
If some husbands and wives were
half as angelic at home as they are
when away from home what a gain it
would be for their families,-Orange
burg Times and Democrat.
People do not sink under the burdens
of to-day. It is when to-morrow's
burdens are added to those of to-day
that the weight crushes one down. -
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
That is a low sort of religion which
causes you to hate others who do not
agree with you in your opinions. Pure
religion and hate will not dwell in the
same heart, utterly impossible.-Spar
Primary Needs Reforming.J
TJohn J. McMahan, of Columbia, in a
series of weekly letters to the press of
the state says South Carolina needs
reforming and pleads for a clean pri
mary. He says: "The primary needs
reforming. Let us hammer it. Line
upon line. Precept upon precept."
Here's hoping that he may be success
ful in ridding the primary of its disa
greeble features. -^Belton News.
Unequally Yoked Together.
When a married man joins about six
fraternal orders and attends meetings
every night in the week it is evident
that his wife faced the parson with
the wrong man.-Spartanburg Jour
Not necessarily. OP. the other hand
it might be taken as an indication that
it was the other way 'round. When a
man "faces the parson" with the right
woman he will hardly find it necessary
to join six fraternal orders.-Barnwell
Banks Help Farmers.
A new bank in Barnwell we are in
clined to think, is taking the right
view of things in that community and
is going to help the farmer. This bank
proposes to lend money on miscellane
ous products. It is done to encourage
the farmer to raise adiAersity of crops.
No matter whether the bank makes or
loses its risks, it will make money for
che people of the county, and will be
doing a magnificent work. We can
not think of a better work that a bank
in this country could do than that of
encouraging the diversification of the
crops of its supporters.-Florence
The Cleveland Plain Dealer tells
of a conversation overheard be
tween two little girls. "When I
get to be a big lady," said one of
them, "I'm going to have a Day."
"What kind of a day?" asked the
"Why, don't you know? All
susiety ladies has days. It's when
you have company, or do somelhin'
nice. Mama's Day is Wednesday,
an' the hired girl's Day is Thurs
day. An' the Lord's Dav is Sun
The Pennsylvania Dutch have
the reputation of being very eco
nomical and very careful in watch
ing the details of domestio affairs
no matter how small.
"Hei.iey!" called the father.
"Vat!" answered son.
"Run an' count dem geese again,
Heiney went; Heiney returned.
"Heiney," said the father.
"Vat!" said the son.
"Did you count dem geese again
"How many vas dey, Heiney?"
"Dat's right, Heiney!" 1
GOO'S LOVE SHOWN
Prophet, Apostle, Preacher and
Religious Teacher May All
Translate the Message.
With our hearts In a responsive
mood, r/e cannot read scripture with
out feeling the inspiring thrill of apos
tolic fervor for the enrichment of
others as well as for ourselves, by
an appropriation of the "riches of Qod
In Christ Jesus."
Every one who has sufficiently come
to himself to realize that this is not
his abiding place, but that his home
Iles yonder, must feel the need of
something that is not supplied by this
material world. There is a longing de
sire for something not made, nor cre
ated, and therefore past finding out
by creatures of time. The spirit of
the inner m'an cries out for a some
thing of, and belonging to, eternity,
that an immortal soul, on the tossing,
changeful sea of human life, may be
able to rest upon.
The apostle claims to havv, found
this spul desideratum, and prays and
labors that others - ay also find iL
He would "make all men see what Is
the fellowship of the mystery, which
from the beginning of the world hath
been hid in God, who created all
things by Jesus ChriBt; to the intent
that now unto the principalities and
powers in heavenly places might be
known by the church the manifold
wisdom of God."
' Such fellowship comes by that faith
which honors man and ascribes glory
to the Creator, and furnishes the be
liever with mental power and facilities
to scale the heights, and sound the
depths, and gain a vision of the
"length and breadth of the love of
Christ, which passeth knowledge."
Strange paradox! To make known
the unknowable! Such ls the mission
of the spirit through men, their words,
and their deeds. The ideal work of
prophet, apostle, preacher and relig
ious teacher, is to translate the mes
sage of God's love through Christ to
a world lost and ruined without lt. in
a Ufe and language that all men may
understand, and he "convinced of sin,
of righteousness and of judgment,"
"He that hath an ear" may "hear what
the spirit saith unto the churches."
God ls Love.
No man can translate the message
of divine love until he has learned
the divine hatred of sin. Both the love
and the hate are revealed In the sa
cred history of God's "wonderful
works among the children of men."
Judgment and mercy each has Its
message; one complements the other,
and should be studied together. When
each is considered in Its .proper rela
tion to the other, there are no contra
dictions and nothing Incredible, the
"paradoxes of divine love" blend as
Itg&t and shade in the perfecting of a
"God is love," and all his doings
among the children of men are acts of
mercy and for the eternal good of the
greater number. When this ls seen by
the eye of faith, the heart yearns and
the mouth gives utterance: "0 that
men would therefore praise the Lord
for nis goodness, and for his wonder
ful works among the children of men."
For a true Interpretation of the di
vine revelation, and for a proper trans
lation of the message of God's love
to a lost world, there must be a deep,
earnest, sympathetic study of the
scriptures, under the guidance of the
holy spirit, who inspired it. Then will
be seen the unity of a purpose run
ning through the whole Bible. That
purpose is expressed with epitomized
brevity in Ephesians iii, 19, "To know
the love of Christ, which passeth
knowledge, that ye might be filled
with all the fulness of God."
We can go back of all beginning,
and say, with the inspired Psalmist:
"0 give thanks unto the Lord, for' he
ls good; for his mercy eadureth for
ever." "In wisdom he made the
worlds." He made great lights-"the
sun to rule by day, the moon and stars
to rule by night." In all this men are
ready to believe in the goodness and
mercy of the Almighty. But the same
inspired truth declares that "He slew
great kings and famous kings, for his
mercy endureth forever." We must
be In harmony with the whole truth,
believing that God ls good and merci
ful when he destroys aa well as when
he creates. The vessel, stamped with
the image of its maker, ls marred at
the potter's wheel; lt must be broken
and made over again.
Purposes In His Providences.
"Hard sayings,'* "Dark sentences,"
"Who can stand it?" "An austere man
-I was afraid," "My punishment ls
greater than I can bear"-These are
the unwise who criticise the unfinish
ed work of the all-loving father.
Pain ls often but the pressure of
the father's hand, pressing his way
ward child closer to himself. The In
activity of months on a bed of sick
ness has saved many a soul that would
have lost Itself In the swirl of gaiety
and pleasure. For some, poverty and
toil are needed to save them from be
coming ingrates to infinite love, which
supplies their need. Labor gives by
far a more satisfying and fuller life
There are many who are blind to
the lofty purposes of God in his provi
dences, which, to mortal sense, seem
hard, dark and terrible. The cause ls
not hard to find-"men" still "love
darkness rather than light." "None
so blind as he who will not see."
It is said there is always ar anti
dote to DR found growing close to a
poison. This is certainly so.in life. If
-VP looked about us with intent, we
hould find examples everywhere.
Summerland College For
NEXT SESSION BEGINS SEPT. 16th, 1913.
Offers a liberal education under positive Chris
tian influences. Expenses very moderate.
Rocms furnished with everything needed: bed,
dresser, washstand, chairs, rugs, linen, electric
lights, steam heat hot and cold water.
For further information address
P. E. MONROE, President, Batesburgor Leesville, S. C.
Monuments and Tombstones.
I represent the Sp*"tanburg Marble and Granite
works tn this section and shall be pleased to show you
designs and quote prices on all kinds of work. Write
me a card if you are interested and I will call to see you.
John R. Tompkins, Edgefield, S. Carolina
WE CARRY A MOST
COMPLETE LINE OF
Galvanized aud black piping
Rubber sheet packing
We cut and thread pipe to
Gandy belting, 2-, 4-, 5-, 6-,
8-, and 10-inch, 6 ply.
Rapid Fire hay presses
Sisal and Manilla rope
sketch. Write for prices.
You cannot control the mercury but you can
suit your clothing to the weather. The "good
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 that
are stylish and dura
able. Try a
Crosset 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