f. L. Af/.MS,....Editor
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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C."
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, June 24th.
There "are no crown-wearers in
heaven that were not cross-bearers
Fate is cruel in advancing sugar just
as blackberries begin to ripen.
By the way, have you placed your
name on the Democratic club roll?
When automobile owners are in the
majority then we will have modern
The mediators have a safe margin
before being liable to the charge of ex
ceeding the speed limit.
Doubtless the Colonel likes to be as
sociated with the word, is why he
chose the Imperator for his refurn
Wouldn't it have been a good idea to
have inserted a proviso limiting the
per diem of the meditaors to 40
days? .. j
Edgefield must contribute to John
ston's glory on July 4, and also through
out the remainder of Chautauqua
If the sale of automobiles continues
at the present rate, the sidewalks in
Edgefield can be abolished by Christ
The Advertiser will place an order
with that aeroplane factory in Sumter
when it guarantees that its airships
will not "sink."
Judging from the way Mr. Pollock
and Mr. Jennings are "making the fur
fly", that must be a fur coat that so
many fellows are swinging on to.
Wonder whether Mr. McLaurin en
gaged that campaign manager for the
season or merely retained him
until he could size up the political
It is a fine thing to be able to hold
on to one office -that of railroad com
missioner, for example-when there is
grave doubt about securing another of
fice that you are reaching out for.
Mr, Jennings, candidate for the sen
ate, may or may not be related to Wil
liam Jennings Bryan, neverthtless he
is a hard hitter, and some of the candi
dates are wincing perceptibly under his
The War Department has announced
that it will not give any further aid to
the South Carolina militia. Just who
caused the State to sustain this heavy
loss, we will leave for Mr. Pollock and
Mr. Jennings to tell.
The people of Edgefield are falling
from grace, politically. At least they
ssem to be losing their penchant for
politics. There are two member? to
be elected to the House of Repres. .a
tives this year and up to this time only
two candidates have announced. Aiken
has seven candidates and only three
places to be filled.
Anneal Press Meeting.
President Ed. DeCamp has arranged
for the newspaper men of the State to
enjoy one week of pleasure,J?with?a lit
tle business sandwiched in. The annual
outing will begin at Chick Springs
Monday, July 6, and wind up at|the Isle
of Palms the last of the week. The
address of the convention will be de
livered this year by Mr. Fairfax Harri
son, the president of the Southern rail
Georgians and North Carolinians.
The Governor averred in one |of his
speeches that the new party rules will
disfranchise at least 25,000 white'^vo
ters. The alert and keen-witted Mr.
Jennings replied that the Governor's
statement is true but that these men
a re from North Carolina, Georgia and
elsewhere and should be debarred from
voting. The new rules were intended
to keep outsiders from voting in our
Not a Candidate. ?
The report that the editor of The Ad
vertiser is or will be a candidate for
the House of Representatives being
current in some sections of the county,
we desire to set at rest such report.
As we have absolutely no desire to en
ter politics, we have not even given
serious consideration to the appeals
that have come to us from friends here
and in other parts of the county. Some
of these friends have said: "We will
pull off our coat and work for you if
you will consent to run." Others have
been kind enough to say, "You can be
elected without leaving your office,"
etc. While appreciating these mani
festations of esteem and confidence,
we have not been tempted even to en
ter public life. Some men have politi
cal ambition, while others prefer to
pursue the even tenor of their way in
the private walks of life, "far from
the madding crowd." The editor of
The Advertiser belongs to the latter
We shall be satisfied to serve the
people of Edgefield county, for whom
we have great affection and in whom
we have an abiding interest as editor
of The Advertiser, and will let some
one else serve them in the legislative
Candidates and Voters.
Thus far the campaign has been pro
jected along sane lines. Just at this
time there seems to be a political
drought in South Carolina, affording
no mud for those who have been given
to slinging. In the main, the speeches,
as reported in the daily press, have
been confined to discussing public ques
tions, with here and there a reference
to the political record of some office
holder. The official deeds or misdeeds
of some of the aspirants have been se
verely arraigned, but no one has yet
descended to the personal-abuse plane.
May the first week be an earnest of
what the entire campaign will be.
As for the part the voters are play
ing, that is highly creditable too. They
I have given respectful attention. The
contemptible feature of howling down
candidates of opposing views, as was
frequently done in the demagogic clays
of the early nineties, is conspicuously
absent so far.
As a rule the attendance upon the
meetings has not been large, which re
flects credit upon the people. This is
a busy season of the year with farmers
and it is not required of any man that
he neglect urgent business in order to
be a true and loyal Democrat.
Be Thoughtful of Dumb Brutes.
A few days ago the writer saw a man
from the car window plowing a mule
that had a crocus bag over its mouth
and nose to keep the animal from biting
the corn. This actof cruelty on a swel
tering June day suggested these words
of the good book: A righteous man re
gardeth the life of his beast." Surely
if a man ever takes thought of the
life an 1 comfort of his beasts of bur
den, it should be during these long hot
days, the longest of the year and
seemingly the hottest
In the first place, as far as possible
the food should be suited to the
season, making it a well-balanced-hot
wcather ration. In the second place,
all animals, especially the work stock,
should be provided with abundance of
fresh water. Horses and mules should
be taken from the plow and watered be
tween meals, not allowing them to
drink too freely when very hot. In the
third place, well ventilated stalls should
be provided. In fact, it is better to
leave the stable doors open and allow
stock to run at large in the lot these
hot nights. Then besides being rested
they will be fresh and ready for work
the next day. Start the plows early
these mornings and make the noon
"recess" longer, plowing also later in
the afternoon when it is cool.
Aside from the humane idea or fea?
ture, it pays to take care of the beasts
of burden and the dairy cows. You will
reap a larger return in dollars and
cents, and have in addition "a still and
Making Better Citizens.
In addressing the good roads mass
meeting which was held here Friday,
the supervisor of Aiken county did not
receive an amen, when he said Edge
field could g?t *noney for the public
roads by es. ling a dispensary.
While Aiken county is building bet
ter roads with aid of the dispensary,
Edgefield is making a better citizen
ship without the dispensary. At the
same time our 1,500 miles of public
roads are steadily improving.
Aiken's chaingang numbers nearly
four times that of Edgefield, which re
flects the increase in crime in Aiken
county, this doubtless being largely
due to dispensary whiakey that de
bauches her people.
Which is of greater importance,
making better citizens improving
the public roads? On w :ch doos the
Government most depend, the quality
of our citizenship or the condition of
our roads? Should the citizens be
degraded in order to improve the grade
of the roads? Must our citizenship be
dragged in the mire in order that our
sand may be clayed, or the clay sanded?
Is there a mother or father in Edge
field county who would not rather
travel over rough roads to market than
drive over the best macadamized
roads, if their sons must be made
drunk on dispensary whiskey in order
to get the money to improve the roads?
The cost of such roads is too great.
Mr. J. T. Ouzts Takes His Own
Mr. J. T. Ouzts, one of the lead
ing farmers of the Kirksey section
of Greenwood county, committed
suicide Tuesday morning at 9
o'clock by shooting himself in the
head. The report of the pistol was
heard by members of the family
and they found his body about five
minutes after the shot had been
Although he had been in bad
health for a year or more Mr.
Ouzts' relatives and friends had
never suspected that he would take
his own life, but, in the absence of
a note explaining his act, it is be
lieved that he had despaired of ever
getting well and decided to end it
all with his revolver.
Mr. Ouzts arose at the regular
time this morning and appeared to
be in his usual spirits. He left his
house a few minutes before 0
o'clock and went to a field near by
where some negroes were working.
He asked one of these for a pistol
and immediately after it was hand
ed to him walked to a seed house,
about 100 yards from bis dwelling,
and shot himself in the forehead.
Members of the family heard the
muffled sound, but at first did not
discover that it came from the seed
house. A hurried search was made
and his body was soon located. It
is believed that he died instantly.
Mr. Ouzts was a well to-do farm
er and held the respect and esteem
of his community, in which the
news of his tragic death has caused
profound sorrow. He was 57 years
of ase and leaves his wife and eight
children. These are: Messrs. George
Trapp, J. H. and Ollie Ouzts, Mis
ses Lena and Nellie Ouzts and Mes
dames O'. A. Etheredge, A. L.
Kemp, J. D. Kemp, Mr. W. M.
Ouz s, of Kirksey, and Rev. J. L.
Ouzts, of Spartan burg are brothers.
The funeral will be conducted at
Mountain Creek church Wednesday
Inoculating fer Bur and Crimson
A reader wishes the following in
1- "Will crimson clover seed
sown in the rough, o'r hulls, carry
their own inoculating bacteria and
thus inoculate itself as does bur
2. "Will bur or crimson clover
which was grown from recleaned
seed this year and the land not
artificially inoculated be capable
of inoculating soil if planted
from these seed in the hulls nest
1. It is probable that crimson
clover seed sowed in the hulls will
carry more bacteria or inoculation
than clean crimson clover seed, but
they are not so likely to carry suf
ficient bacteria to properly inocu
late the soil a? ar^ bur clover seed
sowed in the f The reason is
due to the v . of gathering the
seeds. Th r clover seed are al
lowed to ,J to the ground in the
bm s an ?re then swept up off the
ground. In so doing more or less
dirt is swept up with the s?ed,
which is, of course, likely to con
tain the germs.
We doubt if it will be safe to re*
ly on such crimson clover seed t?
inoculate the soil if none of the
true clovers grow on the farm or in
2. The answer to the second
question all depends on whether
the crops grown this year from re
cleaned seed were properly inocula
ted. If the plants showed nodules
on their roots it matters not howthey
got there, or if they grew real well
or made a heavy crop, showing in
oculation, the seeds in the hulls,
especially the bur dover seed, is
just as likely to inoculate the soil
as if the plants had been grown
from seed sowed in the burs. As
stated, however, we would hesitate
to depend on crimson clover seed
of this sort to inoculate land on
which none of the true clovers had
Special Ten Days Sale
In this issue will be found a full
page advertisement of Mr. Ruben
stein announcing a clearance sale
that will last for 10 days, commenc
ing Saturday, June 27. He gives
a list in detail of the many bargains
that will be offered during this
time. Not only read it carefully
but preserve the paper and take it
with you to his store and he will
prove that the prices are correotly
quoted. He guarantees every piece
of merchandise he sells. Profit by
the tremendous bargains that he is
What Others Sav
Had to Reckon With Him.
Huerta may be ousted, but he can
console himself with the reflection that
it took the whole Western Hemisphere
to do it.-Daily Mail.
May it be So!
Theodore Roosevelt, 3rd, has been
born and everybody hopes he will take
after the maternal side of the house.
The Irresistible "Red Meat."
A South Carolina watermelon, pre
sented at the psychological moment,
would knock a Pankhurst hunger-strike
sky high. -The State.
Should Keep It Up.
They have commenced sending us
their first cotton blooms and they will
soon be sending us their first cotton
bolls but we are afraid they won't send
us their first cotton bales.-Greenville
A Mighty Sound Plank.
'Mr. Clinkscales says he will plead
for the adoption of the Torrens system
of recording land titles. We hope he
will plead hard enough to make all the
other candidates join in and help secure
this important reform, which has been
the subject of insincere promises for so
many years. -Yorkville Enquirer.
Leave Off Old Jokes.
When you get into a social crowd
forget your old jokes and witticisms.
Conversation should be fresh and spark
ling. Did you ever try to slake your
thirst these hot days with water which
had bee" standing for hours? That is
just equal to your old stale, retold sto
ries and witty sayings.-Spartanburg
On the Right Track.
An effort is being made in Greenwood
county to get Mr. J. K. Durst to offer
for the House of Representatives. We
sincerely hope the effort will be suc
cessful. Mr. Durst is a splendid citi
zen, one who would reflect credit upon
his county in the Legislature. What
a pity that the Legislature cannot be
filled with just such men.
While Greenwood is trying to get
Mr. Durst to come out, let the good
people of every other county in the
State busy themselves in trying to get
out a man just as good as Mr. Durst
from their county. Let the movement
spread. It would mean much for South
He-I can't afford to marry for
five years. Will you wait lor me?
She-Certainly-if no one else
marries me before then.-Judge.
Jail Visitor - You tay that a love
for books brought you here, my
A farmer once wrote to a dis tin
guished scientific agriculturist, to
whom he felt under obligation for
introducing a new variety of swine;
"Respected sir: I went yesterday to
the cattle fair; I found several pigs
of your species. There was a great
variety of beasts, and I was very
much astonished al not seeing you
"I think it would be a good plan
to send Willie up into the country
for a month," suggeated Willie's ,
father. He has never been on a
farm, and it would be rather a nov
el experience for him. "No, you
don't, interrupted Willie. I've heard
all about the country, and I'm not
going anywhere where they have
thrashing machines. It's bad enough
when it's done by hand."-Ex.
George-Whit a fine building
that is across the way.
Charles-Yes, yes; but the owner
built it out of blood, aches and
groans of bis fellow men; out of
grief aud of crying children, and
the woes of wailing women.
George-Ah! a rum seller of
course. Yes, yes!
Charles-Oh, no; he's a dentist.
President Hazard, of Wellesley,
told the following at a banquet:
''A girl graduate, in taking leave
of her dean said: Good-bye profes
sor; I shall not forget you. I ara in
debted to you for all I know."
"Oh, I beg of you, replied the
professor, don't mention such a
A breezy individual stepped out
of a telephone booth and offered 5
cents to the girl, according to The
"You don't have a city call," she
"It waa in Brooklyn," replied the
"But that's not in the five cents
"It isn't? exclaimed the man. I
came from Chicago and out there
we ?an telephone to Hades for five
"But that's in the city limits out
Card of Thanks.
In this dumb messenger I desire!
to thank my friends and neighbors I
for their many acts of kindness!
shown me during- the protracted !
illness and death of my dear wife, I
which I hope to be able to re
turn at some future time.
G. S. Cartledge. |
Died of Sunstroke. \
The extreme heat has been very j
oppressive here for several days. |
Yesterday afternoon about three
o'clock a negro woman, Clara Ar
nold, a tenant on the plantation of
Mrs. Victoria Evans, was prostrated
by the intense heat while hoeing in
the field. The woman died before
she could be carried to the huuse
A Former Solicitor.
P. H. Nelson, Esq., a leading
member of the Columbia bar, died
Saturday. In the early nineties he
served this circuit as solicitor for
several terms. A notice of Mr.
Nelson's death published in The
State contained this paragraph:
Mr. Nelson in his long and ac
tive career as a lawyer tried many
cases but it was while quite a
young advocate that he won his
laurels as a successful prosecutor
by his securing the conviction of
Jones for the killing of the Press
leys. In after years he both prose
cuted and defended many promi
Minutes of ?nion Meeting
Spring Grove Baptist
Mr. Editor: Please allow me
space in your columns to report the
work of the Spring Grove Union
which convened at the Spring Grove
Baptist church on the 30th andSlst
of May 1914.
The Rev. Kenner, Moderator,
called the meeting to order at 10:30
o'clock a. m. by announcing hymn
404 S. M. Rev. S. Crafton'ask
the Master's blessirm. The hour
having ai rived for the Introductory
sermon, Rev. S. Crafton selected
for bis text the 46th verse of the
26th chapter of Matthew, words
"Rise let ns be going." A heart
felt sermon was preached. A corn
mil !re on reading letters: Deacon
I!. Meriwether, J. C. McKee, J. E.
J I mon and Deacon P. Harris.
T.ie letters were all read and re
ceived. Then Rev. H. W. Venson
pa-tor of said church made the del
egates and visitors welcome and was
responded to by Rev. J. C. Middle
ton. A collection was raised which
amounted to ?5.00. ? committee
on finances Deacon Wm.
Glover, R. B. Cooks, M. Tolbert,
Kellie Van, H. Brisco, T. T. Mc
Cain, Deacon B. Gowdey. Then
adjourned three-quarters of an hour
for dinner. First doxology was
sung by Rev. A. W. Venson.
Afternoon heuse called to order
at 3:30 p. m. Lic. F. Williams
lined hymn 800 L. M. The same
led in prayer. The minutes of
March session was read and re
ceived. The Moderator rose and
announced the Union without offi
cers. By motion Rev. J. C. Mid
dleton sat moderator protem.
By motion Brother J. C. McKee
acted seat protein. The fallow
ing were re elected for the next 12
months: Rev. R. W. Kenner, Mod
erator. Deacon M. S. Hackes, Sec
retary, Deacon T. Obriant, Treas
ury. The Installation waa given
by Rev. J. C. Middleton. They
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Medical Calle? e of the
Departmenss of Medi
Owned and Contra
86th Session Opens October 1st,
Fine New Building ready for occ
tageously located opposite Roper Ho?
in the South, where abundant clinics
tains 218 beds.
Practical work for Senior St?de
Large and well-equipped Laboral
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OSCAR W. SCHLEE1
all arose and returned their hearty
thanks for the courtesy shown them
Uv the faithful performance of Dea
con L. Obriant. The Delegate?
raised a collection of S3.Ol for him
and then adjourned to meet Sunday
mornine: at 9 o'clock. Benediction
hy Rev- J. T. Keiner.
Sunday morning Sunday School
call to order by Deacon T. T. Mc
?Cain, who lined hymn 438 C. M.
j and the same led in prayer. Dea
I con B. Gowdey was appointed to
I teach the lesson. The school sung
a beautiful solo and Deacon Gow
dey then proceeded to teach the
lesson in quite an instructive man
ner. At the close little Rozelia
Anderson, a ten year old girl spoke
a beautiful essay. Her subject was
In Progress start low and aim high.
Her talk was very intere9tiner, at
the close she donated 10 cents and
was responded to by lie. L. F.
Price. The school lifted a collec
tion amounting to ?5.28.
Hour having arrived for the Mis
sion and Educational sermon, Rev.
J. C. Middleton with Rev. L. G.
Gardenhire was invited to the stand.
Rev. L. G. Gardenhire lined hymr
202 L. M. the former selected fof
text 15th verse of the 16 chapter on
St. Mark "And He said unto them
go ye into all the world and preach
the gospel." Many hearts were
made glad of the wonderful good
news. At the close a collection
was raised amounting to $7.65
The Time and Place Committee
Report. When we adjourn we do so
to meet with the Bethlehem Bap
tist church Saturday before the 5th
Sunday in August of 1914 to preach
the Introductory sermon Saturday.
Rev. H. Green or lie. M. Cook's
Mission and Educational sermon
Sunday. Rev. S. Roberson or Rev.
D. W. Meaoham.
The church is 7 miles Northeast
of North Augusta on the Martin
Town Road. The public is cor
dially invited. Total amount of
money raised in session ?67.44. \
Those giving 25 cents: Rev. A.
W. Venson 50 cents. Rev. Kenner
25 cents, T. T. McCain 25 C6nts,
L. Obriant 25 cents, W. Tanksley
50 cents, M. S. Hacker 25 cents,
Rev. T. G. Gardenhire 25 cents,
J. C. Middleton 25 cents. A.Thomas
50 cents, Fred Williams 25 cents,
H. Brice 25 cents.
Rev. R. W. Kenner, Moderator -
Deacon M. S. Hacker, Sect
Cold Spring, S. C.
Horse, hog and cattle own
ers should know that worms
cause by a poor digestive
system for improper eeding
are more than dangerous.
is a remedy prepared by a practi
cal veterinary surgeon and re
lieves the condition almost in
stantly. It should be used with
regularity. 25 cents buys a large
package. We guarantee it to do
the work or will refund purchase
For Sale by
G. T. Ouzts,
Kirksey, S. C.
Ie, S. C.
, ?deals and ?ccomplish
unen more remplet? advantages for a broad,
,w Cottee*. It is preparad in every way to
.y and responsibility. Its equipment, faculty,
iroly in harmony with present duy reqniro
dr.m lines for convenient, comfortable lifo and
io practice rooms; lili'nry: si-; parlors; well
1 at cost of $2,.'>U0. Col I tee-owned dairy.
Courses lead to R. A.. P. h., nnd M. A. de
efic Science, Butine >? Cours*, leudinc to
as in Conservatory t,f Music, i!..partments
iMgftrtftll, Normal Training Courte.
>s: Christian tenrhinirs MidlnflueiMoa. Con
ifionl tue test educational opportunities) at
, President, Greenville, S. C.
State of South Carolina
?cine and Pharmacy,
lied by the State.
1914. Closes June 3rd, 1915
upancy October 1st, 1914. Ad van
spital, one of the largest Hosp i tais
1 material is offered. Hos pital con
nts in Medicine and Pharmacy a
tories in both Schools.
embryology in affiliation with the
h year in medicine.
?ER, Registrar, Charleston, S. C.
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