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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, June 17th.
INothing is le3s in ?ur power than I
the heart, and far from commanding I
we aje foreed to obey.-ROUSSEAU. |
Of course Mr. McLaurin will vote
for Mr. Richards.
Attend the good roads meeting'Fri
day morning at ll o'clock.
The drought checked everything in
Edgefield except the sale of automo
Cansler fro? Tirzah ha? again un
furled his banner to the political
About the graduating season there
are more Solomons and Solomonesse*
in the State than at any other time.
It will require most of the sheep in
South Carolina to furnish "skins" for
the 1914 crop of graduates.
"Another suffragist invasion plan
ned. "-Headline. That's no news. Why
waste time setting suck stale state
ments in type?
Atlanta is putting on city airs sure
?nough. The celebrated Childs res
taurants of the metropolis have taken
np their abode in the Gate City.
If you can't afford a Ford, you are
not "in the swim" in Edgefield And
sad to say, instead of "swimming,"
we are still ambling or shambling
A house party in Edgefield is com
posed of ten Converse girls. We no
longer wonder vhy the Spartanburg
papers rave over the beauty of the Con
A Chicago family was saved from
asphyxiation the other night by be
ing awakened by a kitten. This
thoughtful feline deserves a Carnegie
medal about its neck.
The graduating class of the Citadej
numbered 39 this year, and these young
men will be worth an hundred fold
more to South Carolina than their edu
cation cost the State.
To the disappointment of an Edge
field youth, recently while he was
holding pleasant converse with a Con
verse girl he learned that her cardiac
experiences were the converse of his.
-tampaign will be about the warmest
.ever waged in South Carolina, not ex
cepting that of the early nineties when
the atmosphere was permeated with
It has gone . abroad over the State
that all who attend the meeting of
the press association at Chick Springs
early in July must tango in the ball
room of the new hotel. What are we
io do? We want to [go to the meeting
but can't tango. Who will teach us?
And John Lowndes McLaurin did not
enter the race for governor. Editor
Watson of the Greenwood Index, who
confidently asserted all along that Mr.
McLaurin would not be a candidate, is
more of a seer than his contempora
ries gave him credit for being.
Not Satisfied with the notoriety
gained through furnishing a candidate
for governor and one for the United
States senate, Sumter has announced
that an aeroplane factory will soon be
es'ablished within her borders. Many
of those Sumter people always were
nigh flyers anyway.
There were recently thirty-four grad
uates from the law department of the
South Carolina university and about
four-score from the Medical college in
Charleston. The young Medicoes have
the advantage in that they can bury
their ignorance, while the young
Blackstones must parade theirs before
"th? gentlemen of the jury."
The County-to-County Meetings.
The State campaign will open to
day at Sumter and, following the
schedule of appointments that has been
arranged by the State executive com
mittee, every county will be visited
before the primary is held. There is a
strong sentiment against holding these
county meetings. Those who favor
the plan contend that the people can
not vote intelligently unless they hear
the several candidates express them
selves on the leading issues. This ar
gument would have greater force if
these meetings really gave the candi
dates an opportunity to address the
people at length upon questions that
are of vital interest, but these meet
ings do not afford such an opportunity.
Not counting the candidates who have
no opposition, there are 27 men to
make speeches here on July ll. If
those who are without opposition de
sire to speak, which right can not rea
sonably be denied them, there will be
about 35 speeches. How in the name
of reason can that number of men in
form the voters of their views upon the
public questions in the limited time that
will be allotted them. In truth, such
an occasion, instead of giving an op
portunity to enlighten the voter, will
enable the unscrupulous politician to
deceive and delude the people as to his
Will Cause General Rejoicing.
The announcement has been made
that the Southern railroad has dismiss
ed 80 ticket collectors or train auditors,
and it is rumored that the remaining
60 will be removed after the 1st of
July. In deciding upon such a course
the officials or the road higher up have
acted with wisdom. A railroad is ren
dered popular or unpopular with the
people by the employees who daily
come in contact with the public. For
instance, a courteous, obliging conduc
to~ who is assigned a regular run takes
a personal interest in the patron? with
whom he frequently meets and there
fore has an eye to their comfort, thus
rendering the road popular among its
patrons. On the other hand, auditors
who are here to-day and are given an
other assignment to-morrow, with but
few exceptions, treat passengers and
their interests with the most frigid in
Auditors endeavor to enforce the
rules of the road to the letter, disre
garding the rights of the traveling
public altogether, while a local con
ductor, who knows the people and has
a personal interest in many of them,
exercises s erne discretion and occasion
ally disregards the rules, knowing that
in doing so he promotes both the inter
ests of the road and the patron.
Auditors not infrequently involve
the road in a damage suits when a con
ductor could have tactfully handled
the situation tn the entire satisfaction
of all concerned. Of course there are
exceptions but in many instances train
auditors discharge their duty in a way
that is offensive to the passenger,
their arrogant and independent manner
being due doubtless to the brief au
thority with which they are cluthed by
the inflexible rules of the road. The
removal of the train auditors will cause
general rejoicing among the patrons of
the Southern road.
Vessels Should be Rendered Safe.
Recent disasters and near-disasters
on water should bring about a council
of nations or conference of shipbuild
ers of the world to the end that trans
portation by water be rendered safer.
The idea uppermost with modern ship
builders seems to be to attain a
maximum of speed and to transport
passengers at a minimum of cost
Modern steamers are so constructed
that each succeeding vessel that is
launched will excel all others afloat in
speed, whereas the chief aim should
be to render each vessel safer than
any heretofore constructed. The ten
dency has also been toward larger and
larger vessels so as to reduce the ope
rating expense. A vessel with a ca
pacity of 4,000 passengers can carry
them cheaper, proportionately, than
one with a capacity of 2,000. What
the traveling public desires first, how
ever, is safety. One would rather pay
double the present rate for crossing
the Atlantic were he assured that he
would reach the opposite shore.
Of the many suggestions that have
been made looking ta elimination of the
danger of ocean travel, the one re
quiring all steamship companies to ope
rate their vessels in pairs, seems to be
the most practical. For example, in
stead of one 50,000-ton displacement
vessel sailing from New York for Liv
erpool, require the company to send
two vessels of 25,000-ton displacement
each. One would serve as the escort
or convoy of the other, protecting it
against possible disaster. If one ves
sel shoald become disabled from any
cause the passengers could be trans
ferred to the companion ship near by.
This would of course increase the cost
of transportation, but the average
passenger would gladly pay for the pro
tection thus provided.
Who is the proper person to take
the initiative in the matter of safe
guarding ocean travel? If the congress
of the United States would make the
first move, we believe a hearty re
sponse and accord would com? from
every quarter .? the globe.
What Others Say
Ain't It So.
The trouble with a good many met.
is that when they have nothing to say
they insist on saying it.-Daily Mail.
Noah's Sin of Omission.
In Noah's ark, a swat in time wou?Y
have saved about nine hundred thou
sand quadrillion swats which are now
necessary. -Greenville News.
Wants Something Doing.
Huerta has bought an American
electric fan. He wouldn'tfeel natural
without a few revolutions about him. -
Must Serve Dear People.
Our idea of a man who wants a job
mighty bad is one who will stump the
state of South Carolina for it weather
like this. -Greenville Piedmont.
Then, Please Don't.
It's all very well to say we ought to
give women the vote, but how do we
know that if we do it Mrs. Pankhurst
won't come over here to live?-News
Campaign Thunder For Demagogues.
The railroad commission in this state
waited until just before the campaign
opened to commence talking about
chasing the negroes out of the Pullman
President No Tlme-Server.
President Wilson belongs to that
hard-headed, clean-minded, conscien
tious class of persons who believe that
if a thing is wrong the time to right
it is now. He is no time-server. And
he deals openly and aboveboard with
the people on all public questions.
Interested Once a Year.
This is the period of the year when
every parent wants to jump on the
school teacher if his chiid is not pro
moted. Surely the teacher knows more
about it than the parent. In fact this
is about the only time most parents pay
attention to school matters.-Abbe
Defends "Grape Tuice."
To sneer about "grape juice diplo
macy" is about as senseless as was
the sneer of several years ago about
Sunday School politics." A little more
grape juice in personal habits and a
little more of the ethics of the Sun
day School in political life would not
come amiss.-Orangeburg Times and
Mrs. Hiram Offen-"your recom
mendations are rather poor, I must
Maid-"Well mum, yez weren't
recomminded very highly to me,
"No; I'll never vote for that fel
"I wrote him that I wanted a
government plum and he sent rae a
couple of seedlings from the Agri
Newedd-I was worried for near
ly three years for fear I wouldn't
Mrs. Newedd-What are you
thinking of now, dear?
Newedd-Thinking how foolish
I was to worry.-Boston Transcript.
"Doctor, said he, I'm a victim of
insomnia. I can't sleep if there's
the least noise, such as a cat on the
back fence, for instance."
"This powder will be effective,
replied the physician, after com
pounding a prescription.
"When do I take it, doctor?"
"You don't take it; you give it
to the cat in some milk."
Dr. Parkhurst, at a dinner in
New York, said of Sabbath observ
"There are too many of us who
are like the Hempstead woman.
"This woman said to her little
boy the other day:
"You must not roll your hoop in
the front garden, dear. It's Sunday.
Go and roll it in the back garden."
"Isn't it Sunday in the back gar
den too, mama? the little boy ask
ed." - Washington Star.
"Bill," the poet gasped, stagger
ing into his friend's room.
"Why, what's wrong the friend
inquired, startled as he grasped hold
of the tottering man."
"Wrong, the poet muttered. Ye
gods! I wrote a poem about my lit
tle boy. I began the first verse with
"?My son, mj'pigmy counterpart."
The poet drew a long breath as
he took a newspaper from his pock
"Read! he blazed suddenly, See
what the criminal compositor did to
ray opening line'"
The friend read aloud:
"My soul my pig, my counter
House Party and Brilliant
The rellim of college boyp ari'1
girls for their summer vacation has
rejuvenated the. erstwhile deserted
villasre, Edgefield being now orn
continuons round of social gaiety.
The eclipsing function thus far wa?
the reception given by Miss Nellie
Jones. She id entertaining a house
party which is composed of ten ol
her classmates at Converse college
during the session just closed, at
follows: Misses Sarah and Ruth
Hazzard of Georgetown, M ins Ra
chael Brown of Spartanburir, Miss
Julia Henry of Durham, N. C.,
Miss Lucile Aughtry of Georgia,
Miss Ruth Smith, Miss Natalie
Hunter of Columbia, Miss Marion
Mobley of Johnston, Miss ?Emily
McDowell of North Carolina and
Miss Mamie Young of Union. All
of these young ladies arrived in
Hdgetield Friday, and Friday even
ing Miss Jones gave a reception in
honor of her college friends, aon?
of whom, with one exception, have
ever visited Edgetield before. The
handsome colonial mansion was a
veritable blaze of electric lights
within and bonfires were dotted
about the lawn. As the guests
crossed the threshold they were re
ceived by Misses Clair Grice, Snow
Jeffries, Sadie Mims and Mae Tomp
kins, who presented them to the
ten guests of honor and the popular
young hostess who composed the
receiving line in the parlor. From
the parlor .they were ushered into
the dining room by Misses Bertha
Hill and R?sela Parker. The
punch bowls, two in number, were
presided over by Misses Rose
Jeffiies and Gladys Padgett, Misses
Majorie Tompkins and Genevieve
Fitzmaurice. The hall, the library
and front parlor were decorated in
the Converse college colors, purple
and gold. The ladies present were
beautifully attired in gowns of the
latest mode, and the gentlemen wore
the conventional evening suits.
The reception was faultlessly plan
ned and the charming voong hostess
had an eye single to the pleasure of
her guesia. This happy occasion
was one that will stand out in bold
red letters in Edgefield's social cal
Souvenirs in the form of minia
ture college girls painted in purple
and gold were presented to the guests
of honor by Misses Florence Peak
and Natalie Padgett, who also pin
ned on each guest present a dainty
Dutch card containing the inscrip
tion, "Call again."
A salad course was served buffet
ktyle, this being followed by ice
cream and several kinds of cake.
Those who assisted in serving
were: Mrs. N. M. Jones, Mrs. L.
B. Jones, Mrs. A. T. Samuel, Mrs.
J. E. Hart and Mrs. J. G. Edwards.
Shower in Honor of Miss Shep
On Friday afternoon June 12
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn entertained
Miss Josephine Sheppard, ?he brid?,
elect with a linen shower.
Her many friends were greeted
most cordially on entering by Mrs.
J. B. Kennerly, Mrs. W. S. Cog
burn arid Mrs. William Lott. From
there the hostess directed the guests
to the punch bowl which waa grace
fully presided over by Margaret
May and Pebby Drake. The unique
souvenirs were pinned on by Onida
Pattison and Eloise Hart. Each
guest was presented to the guest of
honor, after which wedding bells
were given them, and all were asked
to write a word of advice to the
bride. This was unanimously en
joyed. At this time all assembled
in the artistically decorated dining
room where the pretty chest of
linen met every ones gaze. The
words of advice were read by Mrs.
R. G. Shannonhouse, some were
humorous, some sentimental while
others were very practical.
Little Effie Lott appeared in the
doorway dressed asa bride, wearing
the bride's veil and carrjiner a beau
tiful bouquet of coriopsis and fern.
She made her way to the bride and
rendered the following poem most
exquisitely, giving the bride the
golden key with which she opened
the chest containing the gifts and
these were given her by little Effie.
Dear Miss Josie so dainty and fair,
Cupid has said that Mr. Rogers
with .voa must ?hare,
The many rich gifts which to you
Before the haj py wedding bells
To you the handsome bride-to-be
I now do give this bright gold
It fits the chest in which to store
Away all the deep great joys
Of your wedding day.
Tho gifts were indeed lovely but
showed only in part the love and
esteem of Miss Sheppard's host of
Delicious ices, silver and angel
cake was served by Mrs. S. M.
Craig, assisted by Miases Florence
Peak and Willi? May Hart.
HON. R. I. MANNING.
Article From Sumter Herald
Giving Some of His Pro
Editor Sumter Herald:
In reading political articles and
listening to political talk it striken
me that the merits and demerits of
the various candidates are founded
too much on politics, and not enough
nn the men themselves and what
they have done or are doinsr, and
what they?tand for. It is, therefore,
a source of satisfaction to the
friends of Hon. Richard I. Man
ning, that there is behind him
something solider than an ability
to shake hands, to honey-talk aud
to pull wires.
Mr. Manning stands f^or progress
and advance, and Mr. Manning
stands for honesty. The two must
go together. Honesty with stupiditv,
idleness or backwardness is wasted
progress. Accomplishment, or busi
ness ability without honesty are
good qualities but on a foundation
that will soon crumble. Hand in
hand they must go if they expect to
g? far. Hand in hand they go with
Mr, Manning conducting them.
Mr. Mannii ?. ?tanda for honest
election laws, inough his opponents
are doing all in their power to dis
tort his views and words and to fool
tb>.MB who are not so well posted
ii ?.. believing he is trying to de
p 've8ome of the people of their
v. ii?. He has said time and again
tl-it be wants every Democrat to
vole once and only once; does any
honest man want mote?. He has
not and does not favor registration
for primary voting, or any other
form of restriction. ?His opponents
are trying to make people believe
he does, but they are dishonest in
Mr. Manning stands for a more
equal assessment of property, be
tween mun and man, between town
ship and township, and between
county and county. Are you satis
fied with how the matters stand in
this state, or are you with him in
this? Mr. Manning is a practical
farmer; he has al was s been a fa ni
er, not merely a farm owner-there's
a big difference; he manages his
own farm. He is well posted, there
fore, on all rnatteis that are of vital
interest to theout-of town dwellers;
the preserving of peace and good
order in the country; the founding
of a system ot rural credits, some
thing like the building and loan as
sociations of the towns; the stand
ardizing of cotton grades, which
will mean better prices; an adequate
and safe system of warehousing; the
improvement of rural conditions,
and all things that will help make
country life more profitable and
more pleasant. Another matter be
understands perfectly and knows
the importance of is protection
against dishonest fertilizers shall
Bhow their analyses, and shall meas
ure up to them; but there is matter,
known in the fertilizer world as
"worthless filler" which will give
the analysis all right, but which is
without value as plant food. The
farmer must be protectsd against
this, so must the honest manufac
turer, and to enact the legislation
that will accomplish this without
falling short or without going too
far is going to require skill, and an
intricate knowledge of a difficult
Mr. Manning believes of course
in pushing educational advantages
and facilities as much as possible;
he believes in law and order, and
law enforcement, he believes in
supporting the constitution of South
Carolina, and in government along
constitutional lines. Last, but by no
means least, ho is striving to put
down fellings of factionalism in
this .state; he is trying to keep men
on the opposite sides of the road
from being bitter toward each oth
er because they do not happen to
vote alike; he is endeavoring to
make former friends once more
friends, and to re-unite the De
mocracy of South Carolina again
into a happy family.
Stinter Herald, Maj St.
DAMAGED BY LIGHTNING
News From Mt. Zion Community
Improvement of Plank
Road Urged. Rain
The blessing of rain has come at
last to our parching fields and our
farmers' faces ara several inches
shorter than they were a week ago.
But this blessing, like many another
bas not come to some without alloy,
for lightning has been active ia
our community. On last Friday
night the new home of Mr. W. A.
Pardue was struck by two bolts,
which did considerable damage to
ihe building. Thin, thousrh, is lost
.dght of in thankfulness that, n?
lives were lost, as several members
of the family were very near where
the,lightning struck. On the same
night, a barn on Mrs. S. T. Hughes'
place was struck, and burned to the
Those of us living down this long
sand road are looking forward with
great interest to the meeting which
is to be held next Friday. It ie t?
be hoped that all public spirited
citizens will attend thia meeting,
and lend aid and encouragement io
the plan of making a good road.
For years past, the taxes from thia
section have all gone to work th?
roads in other parts of the county,
as there was nothing to be done- te
this sand stretch. This accumula
ted, sum would spread on a goo?
deal of clay; so it is but fair play
that our main thoroughfare should
be made more tolerable.
Mr. Sam Garner, who is in pre
carious health, was quite sick oa
last Sunday, bot is now better.
Misses May and Ella Ergle front
Graniteville have been np visiting
their sister, Mrs. W. A. Pardue.
Mr. Benj. F. Gaines comes home
to-day from his third year at the
Citadel. He in Ed gefiel d's scholar
ship boy and each year has graded
among the highest in his class.
Mt. Zion, B. G.
June 1 Sib.
>To Regulate the Operation of Aa
tomobiles, Bicycles, Motorcycles,
Buggies, Wagons, Hacks, Car
riage?, Carts and Horseback Hi
ding in the Town of Edgefield,
Be it ordained by the Tow?
Council of the Town of Edgefield,
S. C., and by authority of the same:
Section 1. That it shall be unlaw
ful for any person or persons-to--f
drive an Automobile, Bicyole, or
Motorcycle, at a greater rate of speed
lhan of fifteen miles per hour, oa
any of the streets of the Town of
Edgefield, S. C.; Provided further,
that in turning a corner from one
street into another street, the rate
of speed shall not exceed six
miles per hour, by said persom
or persons, operating said machines.
Sec. That all persons driving
Automobiles, Bicycles, Motorcycles,
Buggies, Wagons, Hacks, Carriages,
Carts and Horse-back Riders shall
always turn to the right when meet
ing all traveling conveyances and
when turning a street corner oral
Sec. 3. That it shall be unlawful
for any person or persons to ope
rate an Automobile or Motorcycle
within the corporate limits of the
Town of Edgefield, S. C., after
dark, without having at least one
head light and one rear light on
said Automobile, and one head
light on said Motorcycle.
Seo. 4. That it shall be unlawful
for any person or persons operating
an Automobile or Motorcycle upo?
any street within the corporate
limits of the Town of Edgefield, S.
C., to release what is known as "the
Exhaust" or "Cut out," thereby
creating harsh and unusual noises,
to the terror and fright of animals
upon the streets of the said Town.
Sec. 5. That in running or opera
ting Automobiles in the corporate
limits of the Town of Edgefield, it
shall be the duty o? those who are
running or operating the said Au
tomobiles to sound at all corners
and street crossings, the honk or
whistle, or other appliance of said
machine intended to give notice or
warning of approach thereof.
Sec. 6. That any person or per
sons violating any of the provisions
of this Ordinance shall be fined not
less than five dollars nor more than
twenty-five dollars, or be imprison
ed not less than five days nor mor*
than twenty days.
Sec. 7. That all Ordinances here
tofore passed or ordained by the
Town Couucil of Edgefield, S. C.,
inconsistent with this Ordinance, ?
are hereby repealed.
Done and Ratified this 10th day
of June, A. D., 1V14.
A. H. CORLEY,
R. C. PADGRTT. Cl'k & Treas.
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apply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
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