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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, May 13 th.
How few arc our real wants!.-How
easy it is to satisfy them!-Our imagi
nary ones are boundless end insatia
Huerta needs to be taught more than
the A. B. Cr. of war.
Niagara has become The Hague of
this part of the world.
When newspapers fall out the dema
gogues are dee-lighted.
Atlanta is tn her glory this week,
there beinir -r>!> brass bands in the Gate
That deplorable homicide at Gray
court, Laurens county, doubtless would
never have occurred had it not been for
the ready pistol.
It has been intimated that the peace
envoys will throw Huerta overboard as
their first step. No better beginning
cou!- ! he made.
Although condemned several years
ago, the Eiffel tower has made it pos
sible for Pan's to become the centra of
the wireless world.
According to Kui tor Wallace of thc
Newberry Observer, a 'mighty good
authority, .') town can be judged by its I
Better "cat down" expenses. It is
hardly probable now that a fuli cotton I
crop will be made. And it is cotton j
that makes the mare go in this part of
The remarks of President Wilson at
the services held in honor of the sail
ors who lost their Jives at Vera Cruz
were beautiful. In fact, he is never
disappointing, neither nor ^tate "?- less
h has been shown time ami time
agam that nothing i.-. so unwise as a
quarrel between competing newspapers
over their subac:ipt:on Psts. And our
observation has been . that the one !
which begins the unpleasantness gener
ally gets tin- worst of tin.- fray.
The Gray Line Thinning.
Otw hears the statement frequently
ma-.le that, the old Confederate veterans
are rapidly passing away., but a strik
ing proof of how steadily they are pass- ?
ingoverthe river is found in a state-!
ment made by the postmaster at Edge- \
lie!;! -A few days ago. The ?ocal chap
ter of the Daughters of the Confedera
cy issued invitations to a!! of the
veterans in the county to be their
guests on Memorial day. using the
same mailing list that was used a year !
ago. From one post-office alone the
postmaster at Edgefield received eight
returned invitations marked "Dead."
Yes, the old veterans. God bless
everyone of them, 'are rapidly passing
away. Let us show them every atten
tion and honor possible while they re
main with us.
Faithful Colored Man Died at
A faithful colored man, "Uncle*1
Bob Sedgier, died in the Rehoboth
Hection yesterday, whose passim:
away deserves special mention. Ile
i-lainitd to bo 1U8 years of age and
it is currently believed in the neigh
borhood by tbeo'desl white people
who knew bi.n that be was real 1 j
that old. For a number of years
Col W. .i. Talbert, in recognition
of 'iis past services lo the white peo
ple, has given him a home on one
of his farms.
"Uncle" Bob always voted the
Democratic ticktet and was con
spicuous for bis faithfulness in the
troublous days of "Tb, wearing the
nd sh i rt then as the white men did.
Soon after 187o "Uncle" Bob's
wife gave birth to triplets, three
bovs, and be named them Hampton,
Butler and Gary. Two of them are
.now living in the ' tu-ighboi hood.
Sunday School Convention.
One of the best and most profit
ble meetings held in our town in
long lime was the gathering of tl
Interdenominational Sunday Seho
Convention of Edgetieid county (
Thursday and Friday of last wee
at the Methodist church, and whi
th? delegation was not as large
was expected, it was representativ
and composed of such material ;
would absorb the very best and 1
enablei to carry it back for the u
and improvement of their respe
tive Sunday schools.
The officers elected for the ensi
ing year are S. li. Mays, pre-iden
J. H. Lyon, vice-president and L. (
Watson secretary and treasure
i Th? exercises for the first mornin
[session vaned somewhat from tl
printed programme, to suit the vi
iting speakers. Mr. B. E. Niche
son delivered the address of we
come, which was a real and gen air
greeting and had the effect desire
of making the delegales and vis
tors fen' 9* home as expressed b
Elev. J. Covington, of Plui
Branch in his brief, but appropriai
A very helpful and interesting rt
sume of the State Sunday Schoc
Association at Anderson last fa
was given by Rev. George M. Se;
ton, Baptist pastor at Plum Branc
who also took a prominent part i
the deliberations of the oonvei
Distinguished visitors were intrc
duced to the congregation, arnon
them Dr. John C. Carman, stat
secretary of the as" nation, Dr. C
E. Burts, and Rev. lohn Lake.
Dr. Carman was called upon t<
substitute for some absentees an<
for those present who thought i
was wise to give this distinguisher
and experienced gentleman time am
opportunity to present varied phasei
of the work in which he is an ex
pert. Dr. Carman has come tc
South Carolina at the call of thf
state association, from the state ol
Colorado, never having lived in the
South before. He likes the South
and was an inspiration lo the Edge
held convention in all the talks he
was called upon to make.
At one o'clock immedia. .y ad
joining the church, dinner was
spread ami a good ?social time was
m joyed by the guests and the peo
;tle of Edyefield. One of the num
bers on the programme for the af
;ernoon session was a paper on
Primary work by Mrs. Mamie N.
miman. This was greatly appre
ciated, and Mr. Carman spoke of
he author of tho book from which
ihe quoted as a personal friend of
tis and one who had been largely
instrumental in giving an impetus
o primary work.
There is no one who can come to
Sedgefield more cordially received
han Dr. C. E. Hurts. It was a
rreat privilege to hear him as the
peaker for the evening session, and
0 hear his views on subjects of
neat moment to our town and coun
y and also be impressed with the
rreat dignity of Sunday school I
vork. Iii- special theme was Moral j
Efficiency as promoted by the Sun-j
The devotions at this session were
;onducted by Kev.Ceo. M. Sexton,
ind Kev. J. lt. Walker of the
dethodi.-t church and Rev. M. C.
vester of the Johnston Lutheran
?.burch discussed the great impor
ance of the Intermediate grades,
md how u> interest and instruct
hem. Dr M I). Jeffries spoke of the
Wuk class work. All these ad
1 resses were remarked upon as hav
ng been o i very high order and
remarkably instructive and practi
:al as well as entertaining.
Kev. E. C. Hailey of the Presby
terian church spoke on "Definite
urns and objects in Snnday schoc 1
work," which was followed by Rev.
lohn Lake in the discussion of Sun
day school and Missions. After re
cess of an hour-; and dinner adjoin
ing the church, a short afternoon
session was held. At this session
the committees reported, the first
Mr. S. T. Adams of Clark's Hill as
chairman on Time and Place,
announcing Plum Branch as the
fortunate place. Mr. Adams was
also a prominent member of the
The Resolutions committee made
their report through Mr. T. J. M.
Scot1 of Morgana, who gave enthu
siastic expression of Edgcfield's
hospitality as well as appreciation
of the splendid programme and
At thc home of Mr. and Mrs. W.
I). Holland ai Trenton Miss Burda
Long and Mr. Walter W. Wis?
were married Tuesday afternoon,
the Rev. E. C. Hailey performing
the ceremony. Miss Long was a
graduate of the S. C. C. I. and has
been teaaching at Trenton for the
past two years. Mr. Wise is a suc
cessful young .merchant of Trenton.
We extend hearty good wishes to
these young friends.
v at Others Say
No/ Endorsed by Own People.
The county that elected McLaurin
state senator refused to send him to
the state convention-because the lines
had been drawn on one side, and bad
to be drawn on the other.-Newberry
Man of Nerve.
For unmitigated nerve give us the
man that will send you a long article
for publication, free, and then request
free copies of the paper. Oh, yes
there's plenty of that kind of people' in
the world.-Abbeville Medium.
Should Own Farm. $
Young men who are working for
wages or renting land should strive to
own at least a small farm that will
support a home, for land values are ad
vancing in such a manner that it may
be a very difficult matter to pay for a
farm a few years hence.TFarm and
Had Good Time.
Man is a funny animal. He can sit
on a muddy bank all day in the swel
tering sun, catch a few fish of small
calibre, and a head ache of giganic di
mensions, and come home firm in the
conviction that he has hada good time.
And the funniest part about all of it
is that he really has had a good time.
Assassin With Pen.
There is an old maxim that "every
thing is fair in love and war." That
is a debatable proposition. But it is
certain that everything is not fair in
politics. For instance, writing anony
mous letters to public men is not fair.
No true, honest man will do that. The
assassin with the pen is abou". as mean
as the one who uses the dagger.
The Farm a Factory.
The farm is a factory whpre food
products are manufactured and where
the by-products are utilized as feed for
stock. The farm factory does not have
strikes and lockouts, nor. is it in dan
ger of violating the anti-trust laws of
the country. But it requires intelli
gent direction and skillful management
and the profits are contingent upon
co-operation between capital and la
bor.-Farm and Ranch.
Magistrate-Can't this case be
mettled out of court?
Mulligan-Sure, sure. That's
what, we were trying to do your
honor, when the police interfered.
'"What is the name of this dan
gerous microbe that is transmitted
hy kissing?" asked Mrs. Gabb, as
?he laid down the newspaper.
''Marriage, grunted Mr. Gabb.
Willie-Paw, what is a militant
m ff ra gelte?
Paw-A female whose mouth you
ian'topen when sin- is in jail and
san t close when she is out of jail,
.'distress- Why have you put two
int water bottles in my bcd, Brid
ie t ?
Bridget-Sure, mum, wan of
.him was leaking, and I didn't know
which, sol put it in lo make sure
in the late fall, at a certain col
lege au old negro was sweeping the
front steps, when a freshman walk
?d up arid said: "Well, old uncle.
?onn winter will be here and those
trees will be as black as you are.''
Quickly t.he negro replied: "And
?pring will soon be here, and dem
I rees will be as green as you are."
"Children, said the teacher, while
instructing the class in composition.
You should not attempt any tights
of fancy, but write what is in you.
Do not imitate any other person's
writings or draw inspirations from
As a result of this advice Johnny
Wise turned in the following com
"We should not attempt any
f?tes of fancy, but rite what is in
us. In me there is my stommick,
lungs, hart, liver, two apples, one
piece of pudding, two cakes of
chocolate cream, and ray dinner."
A bird dealer had in his-hop a
taciturn parrot. Day after day it sat
silent on its perch, indifferent to
every question. At last a Cuban
lady came into the ?hop and spoke
to it in his native tongue. The par
rot, brightened up at once, opened
its beak, and emitted a jubilant vol
ley o'" vehement Spanish words.
When the parrot finally ceased
speaking the lad,: turned to the own
er and, blushing viole tlv, asked:
'Do you understand Spanish?"
"No, he replied"
Thank heaven!" she said and
left the store.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply al once the wonderful old reliable UK
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL.a,sur.
iiical dressing that relieves pain and heals at
thc same time. Not a liniment. 25c. 50c. Sl.Ott
(Continued from first page)
that is no .V in rio wer and from it
every fall he gathers many bushels
nf larue nuts of a superior flavor.
From one tree alone he sold pecans
to ibu amount of ?'22.30 last fall.
, Mr. Lott does not conc?ntrale on
any one cruj? to ibe neglect of oth
ers, and for thal reason his may be.
s?id to be a well balanced farm,
livery phase and department re
ceives in season its share of his
time and efforts. This attention is
given in spite of the fact that much
of his time is spent on his official
itinerary as county demonstration
agent. Preaching what he has
practiced and practicing what he
preaches causes him to maintain a
high standard on his own farra.
Memorial Day Fittingly Ob
Through the efforts of the Daugb
ters'of the Confederacy Memorial
day^w?s fittingly unserved in Edge
field Sunday .Invitations were issued
to all of the veterans in the county
to be the guests of the Edgefield
chapter. Dinner was served in the
Adams hall at 1:30 o'clock to about
25 old soldiers. A number of mem
bers of the chapter were present to
receive the veterans and nothing
was left undone that would in any
degree add to their comfort and
At 3 o'clock the memorial exer
cises were held in the opera house,
S. McGowan Simkins being the
master of ceremonies. The exercises
were opened with prayer by Rev.
John Lake of Canton, who is now
in the home land enjoying a vaca
tion. A reading by Miss Ruth
Tompkins, "The old Confed," was
The orator ol' the occasion w,as
R. A. Cooper of Laurens, who for
nearly an hour held the closest at
tention of his large audience. His
admirable address showed much
ihougbt and careful preparation,
tlc was warmly congratulated at
the close. The chapter offered #5 in
gold to the pupil of the Edgefield
High School who prepared the best
paper on "The Hullers of Edgefield
in the war between the sections."
The prize was awarded to Miss
Florence ?Mims and was presented
in behalf of the chapter bv e\-Go\
.J. C. Sheppard, whose remarks
were most befitting to the occasion.
A collection was taken for the Shi
loh monument fund, ('rosses <>|
honor were presented to live veter
ans by the chapter.
The music was a pleasing featu e
of the program. A vocal trio, "The
Lord is my Shepherd," was sang l>v
Mr?. J. R. Tompkins, Mrs. ii. C.
.Shannonhouse, and Miss Miriam
Norris. This was followed by a sob?
"They sleep in the fields of battle,"
by Mrs. Shannonhouse. The ac
uojn|>animents were played by Mrs.
Mrs. Mamie JNT. Tillman.
The graves of Edgefield's Con
federate dead were dceoiatcd by the
Daughters of the Confederacy and
the school children Saturday after
IT'S A MISTAKE.
Made by Many Edgefield Resi
- ? -
Many people in a misguided
effort to get rid of kidney backache,
rely on plasters, liniments and other
makeshifts. The right treatment i>
kidney treatment and a re'markabh |
recommended kidney medicine i.
Doan's kidney pills. Edgefield is no
The proof is al 'your very door.
The following is an experience
typical of the work of Doan's kid
ney pills in Edgefield.
Mrs. Hattie Dunn. Edgefield, S
C., says: "I suffered from kidne,\
complaint for several years. I wa>
so badly run down, that- I could
hardly get around. The kidney se
cretions caused me no end of troub
le. I used Doan's kidney pills and
they made me feel like a d i ff eren i
person. The pains in my back ami
sides left mc and my kidneys again
did their work as they should
Doan's kidney pills are without
doubt, tho best remedy to be bad
for kiddey complaint."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don'i
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the saint
that Mrs. Dann had. Foster-Mil
burn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. V.
If you ought to have, painted last
year and waited, how much do yon
think you made?
You'll buy an ex'ra gallon this
year. There's $5 or ?0 for paint and
labor. Voa think you won't, bul
you will: you can stretch paint.
lt is always so; the longer you
wait, the moro paint and wages. Bo
sides what paint is for. What is it
Stewart S: Kernaghan soils it.
Mothers' Day and Cradle Roil Exer
cises. Edgefield Baptist
SONG-"Let the little ones cerne in."
SCRIPTURE-Matt. 18: 2-10
VIOLIN SOLO-Misa R?sela Parker
ORIGIN and Purpose of Cradle Roll Department-Mr. W. B. Cog
GREETING-George Edward Sheppard
"WELCOME, Baby Band, "-Song,by Primary Class
FIRST SPEECH-Curran Feltham
"SOMETHING NEW"-Recitation by Effie Allen Lott
NAMES IN CRADLE-Lullaby by Benjamin Cogburn and Primary
Grades. Cradle rocked by Mary and Martha Thurmond
PRESENTATION OF BABIES-Roses given to babies by Mary
Lilly Byrd and Jack Feltham
"BABIES"-Recitation by Edward Peak
CRADLE ROLL ODE-By Choir
A WREATH OF FLOWERS-In loving rememberance of W. H.
"One precious child whose little pattering feet with holy pro
phets tread the golden street,
Or wander ever 'mid blest Eden's bowers waiting your coming
through the golden hours."
Presented by Mr. J. L. Mims
CORNET DUET-Irvin Pudgett and Claude Lyon
PROMOTION of Cradle Roll Members to Beginner's Department
SONG BY SCHOOL-"Jesu? Loves Even Me."
DUET-"Precious Mother." by Mrs. John R. Tompkins. Mrs. W. S.
MOTHER'S DAY-Mr. 0. Sheppard
RECITATION-"A Mother's Love. Elizabeth Timmermon
"BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE"-Recitation by Eleanor Mims
"TELL MOTHER I'LL BE THERE"-Solo and Chorus by Mr. G.
F. Mims and Choir
REPORT OF SECRETARY
SONG-"We are Children of a King."
A steak broiled on the New
Perfection Oil Cook-stove is
tender and delicious.
The New Perfection has a
special broiler, a hood that
sits away from the flame but
which gets all the heat. It
broils both sides ac once.
All the flavor of the meat isj
means easier work and
Made with 1, 2, 3, and 4 burn-,
ers; also a new stove with
fireless cooking oven. \
At all hardware and department stores. r
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