/. L. MISAS,
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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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LARGEST [CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, April 15th.
The worth of a state, in the long
mn, is the worth of the Individuals
.>_ .- i ". '
That President Wilson places princi
pie above purty platform was shown
by his uncompromising advocacy of the
repeal of the free tolls act
Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist anri
lawbreaker -jf Crrago, haB been
granted a new trial. He deserves the
fate of the New York gunmen.
The Mexicans have at last caused
President Wilson to put on a few daube
of war paint. He is slow to wrath,
but our word for it, once his ire is up
it will not be easily appeased.
That San F Francisco woman who
bought a carload of spring finery in
New York is to be pitied. This modern
Flora McFlimsy is not half aa happy
as the girl who dresses sensibly and
According to the figures given in the
World's Work, one person in every
hundred ia the United States owns an
automobile. For the present we pre
fer to be one of the 'ninety and nine
Tather than the hundredth man.
Thegovemor of Oklahoma prevent
ed horse racing and race-track gamb
ling by ordering oat the militia. That's
what the governor of South Carolina
should have done, instead of letting
the anti-race track "law^be^fiagrantly
violated in Charleston.
The terras of some schools ia Edge
field county are entirely too short A
number of the rural schools will close
this week. Some have already closed.
These districts Bhould vote an extra
levy for school purposes.1 Tt^will'be
the best investment! that parents can
A bank official in Texas " has
been sentenced to serve six years
In the f?d?rai prison for stealing:
$165,000. That's hardly suiting the
punishment to the crime. In this
part of the country one would receive
about that number'of years for steal
ing a plug mule.
The teachers have selected Saturday.
April 18, as "clean up" day for the
High School grounds. Why not make
it a day for a genera! spring cleaning
for the entire town? Let every home
owner see that every nook and corner
on the premises is thoroughly deanerl
and then the whole town will be ren
"Comes Again Stronger and Stronger."
Petitions are being circulated'in sev
eral counties looking tj the holding ol
an election on re-establishing the dis
pensary. Anderson is among the coun
ties where the agitation is on. The
matter was undertaker, in this county
about three years ego and the attempt
to even get the required number of
names to the petitions was a miserable
failure. And we confidently believe
that it will always be so ia Edge
In commenting- upoa thc situation in
Anderson, the Daily Mail had this to
Piy among other things a few days
"We do not think there is'any doubt
whatever as to the result of such an
election, and the sooner the matter is
thrashed out and settled the better.
"The prohibition question is stronger
today than it has ""ver been before,
despite what may be said to the contra
ry. It receives backsets now and
then, as in South Csrolina today, but
it comes again and stronger each time
than before. It is the case all over the
country, and is one of those reforms
that cannot be headed off. Some years
ago prohibition was espoused chiefly
by the preachers and women, but now
it has the backing of the business
world, and that is what has given it
The Mail is right in saying that, al
though temporarily defeated here and
there, prohibition comes again strong
er and stronger. It "is one of those
reforms that can not be headed off."
At Work on Cotton Grading.
Senator E. D. Smith never loses an
opportunity to promote the interests
of farmers. His latest effort in their
behalf is in the matter of bettering
conditions with reference to grading
cotton. He is endeavoring to secure
an appropriation of $100,000 for the
purpose of placing standardized sam
; pies of cotton grade.9 on all local plat
forms in the cotton growing States
where cotton is sold. There will also
be a set of bleached and unbleached
yarns made from these samples. The
government has standardized the grades
for cotton but farmers can not under
stand or appreciate the value of this
unless they have actual samples and
yarns from them for inspection. Just
what this will be worth in the matter
of practical resluts to farmers is con
jectural. But this much is certain thatit
will bring about a uniform grading, to
say nothing of proper grading, will be
of inestimable value to those who pro
duce cotton. Senator Smith is to be
commended for his efforts along this
For some time the leading agricu!
cultural papers have been advocating
co-operative buying and selling among
farmers. For instance, in the matter
of purchasing commercial fertilizers,
these journals have advised farmers to
combine their orders and purchase from
the factories in large quantities, elimi
nating the profit of the middle-man.
These same papers H re urging farmers
to likewise combine their products
when offering them for sale and in
that way command a higher price than
can possibly be realized by the small
or individual farmer selling sepa
A very striking example of co-ope
rative selling was the sale of a large
quanity of cotton last week that had
been stored in the warehouse at Barn
well last October. Having decided to
sell, *he farmers who were thus pool
ing their interests advertised abroad
that they would offer for ?ale so many
hundred bales of cotton on a certain
day and, besides the local buyers, there
were a number'from other and larger
markets. The result was, the holders
of this cotton received more than 13
cent s for the lot. All of them were
thoroughly satisfied with the sal?, and
are thoroughly convinced of th? wis
dom co-operative selling.
White Town New? Items.
Mr. Editor:- It bas been some
little time since I have leen any- 1
thing from this section in yonr pa- !
per, so I thought I would send you 1
a few items. 1
The farmer? are all busy prepar- 1
ing their land ?nd planting their '
crops. There has bees a good deal '
of cotton sod corn planted around 1
here last week. They seem to think 1
it best to take advantage of thin 1
pretty weather by planting as soon '
ai* possible, for it may not last. 1
Easter passed very quietly around <
here, except there were a good many *
people from this section who at- '
tended the missionary day at Plom
Branch, and jeported that a very
pleasant day was spent listening to ?.
the children's ?exercise in the morn- 1
ing and a talk by Mrs. Cronk, fram ;
Columbia, in the afternoon, so the t
whole day was very interesting |
We are very sorry to report the <
misfortune of Mr. Ethan White, <
<vho lias lost the night of one of hin (
ove?, an<^ now m the eity hospi- ;
lal of Augusta for a ten dayfi' treat- i
ment. We hope the sieht can be i
restored an<l that he will soon come I
home greatly berief?tt.ed.
Mr. Joe White lias been unable
.o do any work for several days on ;
account of a bruise and ?everal ribf;
broken by a mule kicking kim on
hin pide. We hope for him a i
?poedy recovery. I
Misses Coreen Wallu aad Pearl i
Ridlehoover, spent a very pleasant i
night with Mr. and Mrs. Luther i
Ridlehoover, last Tuesday night. i
We were glad to have with UP
several Rehoboth people on the firs!
Sunday at preaching at the school i
house. We have preaching every <
1st and 3rd Sundays over here now, I
so come asrain and bring others, i
W? are always piad to have you.
Mr. editor, we now have a rural I
graded school in While Town, and i
before next session the building
wi. be enlarged or improved, and
we have the inside right well fur
nished, with apiano, new book case,
which concludes our forty.some-odd (
.'ollar library, also a globe, several ,
pictures of different sceneB. On |
the outside the teachers with the ,
help of their pupils have cultivated j
a flower yard. We have the out ed sro
of the yard bordered around thr ^
school house with roses, cannap,
chrysanthemums, bridal wreath, ,
jonquils, violets, lillies, daffodills,
etc. So in a few years we hope to
have a beautiful yard and flowers
of some kind open tho year round.
15.00 Flannel suits at $8.00. We
are determined to L'ive the best
value in Augusta for the money, i
Palm Beach suits $0.50, ?8.00
val ne. !
F (i Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
(Continued from first page)
pastorate, Dr. Browne called upon
the laymen to express themselves
ou this centennial occasion, espe
oially as Mr. Hundley, ons of their
former pastors, could not br present.
Responding to this request or invi.
talion, Mr. L. V. Claxton arose and
<poke brieliy of the early church
and of its removal from Bull Branch
to the pris ?ut site. He also spoke of
the erection of (he present building.
Mr. Henry Jackson, the senior
deacon, said'he could recollect when
Philippi was called upon to make a
contribution to missions, the money
to be uned in assisting the newly
founded Johnston church to pay it
pastor. He said the Johnston church,
while not so large in membership,
has now outstripped Philippi, and
urged his brethren to do more, un
dertake greater things.
Mr. J. C. Lewis expressed his
hearty approval of special celebra
tions such as waa held^Sunday. They
increase the interest, zeal.euthusiasm
of a people. He asked why wan all
unis struggling and, laboring in the
past by Dr. Browne and the Philip
pi Christians, and answering his
own question, stated that it was for
the naring of immortal souls, for
the glorifying of God. He so.n
raended the good people of Philippi
for what they have achieved Sand
bade them God-speed in their
efforts to hold aloft the banner of
Mr. George Scott, the representa
tive or exponent of the young man
hood of the church, said ho wanted
to thank Dr. Browne for what he
had done for him personally as
well aa for the church. In two in
stances he was rebuked by his saint
ly pastor but it was done in kind
ness and love, and turning to Dr.
Browne he thanked him for it, stat
iugfthat he had been made bettsr by
TU CKHTHXNIAL FKAST.
Judging from the manner in
which they prepired for supplying
the physical needs of their
guests, the good people of
Philippi had great faith as to the
possible number who would be
present. As is the custom on such
occasions in Edgefield oounty, all
of the baskets were placed upon a
common table, and by common ta
ble we mean ono table lo which
everybody is as welcome ss if they
?rere dining in their own homes.
The long table coald scarcely hold
ill cf the nice things they had been
provided by the good women of
the church and community who
know how to dispense hospitality
ks generously and cordially in pub
is ooeasions as they do in their own
nomes. Certainly it has been a long
lime since the 800 and more people
irho gathered about the Philippi
.able witnessed or partook of such
i royal feast. Everything that the
nos? fastidious taste or appetite
;ould wish was tbnre, not only in
jreat abundance but also beautiful
A. PT H lt NO OK SERMON.
The singing of familiar songs '
ie rv ed as a call to gather in the
louse for the afternoon service.
Mia? Maggie Shaffer, a graduate of
,he S. C. C. I. who has many
'riendi in Edgefield, predided at the
>rgan. Dr. A. T. King, the pastor
)f the church preached in the after
loon, selecting ''A Christian's Hope"
LS a theme. Ile spoke ol'the ground,
he conditions, the character, the
neans and the final object of the
At the close of his discourse Dr.
King called attention to the un
ughtly condition of the baptistry
md the unsanitary conditions sur
rounding the beautiful spring down
aider the hill, appointing the fol
lowing committee to improve the
baptistry, drain the marsh and erect
lew dressing rooms: H. W. Jack
ton, L. D. Holmes, Jr., Jesse Der
rick, J.L. Scott and Jesse Williams.
The centennial celebration at
Philippi was an exceediBgly pleas
ant occasion. The people of the
?hurch and cunimunil.y proved
themselves to be charming hosts
md hostesses, causing those who
journeyed many miles to be present
;o rejoice that the 100th anniversa
ry was thus celebrated.
New Street to be Opened.
Mrs. Kate Lynch has had a street
mrvoyed through her property
which will open np a nnmber of
building lots. The street will be a
jontinuation of the one leading
From Main street by the office of
Drs. Tompkins and Marsh. After
passing to the rear of the Presbyte
rian church it bears to the left and
then continues northward through
the full length of Mrs. Lynch's
property. There will also be one or
two streets connecting this with the
one that leads by the Baptist church
to Buncombe. Mrs. Lynch will erect
i modern two-story residence on
the corner lot near where the old
home was burned, and further down,
on tho same side of the street &'r.
W. C. Lynch will also erect a hand
some two-story residence. Both of
them will face the east.
is Celebrating their 65th year in
Offering Their Entire Mag
nificent Line of Mens
and Boys' Suits at
Don't buy until you see the Sav
ings effected by this Sale.
Nothing Reserved-the entire
line on the Discount list for Cash
If you can't come write.
J. Willie Levy Co.
My highly-bred Stallion will
?tand at my farm near lied Hill for
Jil a.Ot) to insure sound colt. Good
jpeed and works anywhere.
*'l suffered with rheumatism for
;wo .veal's and conld not pet my
.ight hand to my mouth for that
ength of time," writes Lee L.
Chapman, Mapleton, Iowa. "I
iuffcred terrible pain so I could not
deep or lie still at night. Five years
uro I began using Chamberlain's
iniment and in two months I was
veli and have not suffered with
rheumatism since." For sale by all
Found a Cure For Rheumatism.
R. L. BOD IE.
R. F. D. Modoc, S. C.
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