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?Esiablishpii 1B35.
j. L. KIMS,.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
Aivertiser Building at SI.50 per year
Cii advance.
Entered as second class matter at
tbe postoffice at Edgefield, S. CZ
Nn communications will be published
unless accompanied; by the writer's
name.
Cards of Thanks. Obituaries. Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
advertising rates. y
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
EDGEFIELD COUNTY.
Wednesday, July 1st
Speechs can not be made long enough
for the spoakers, nor short enough for
the hearers.-PERRY.
*_*
A grouch wants to know who put
the rage in garage.
Speaking of machines, some folk
buy a Ford ?when it ought to be a
Singer.
A demagogue is just awful, but
wouldn't a demagoguess be a little
bit awfuler?
Let us hope that July will not demand
payment of the weather that June bor
rowed.
Edgefield merchants are unable to
supply the demand for armless and
shankless underwear for men.
When one mercantile corporation fails
for S34J 00.000 this is most assuredly a
day of Big Business.
With the mercury soaring around 100
and with the spirit of the Glorious
Fourth in the air, it ought not to take
a stump speaker long to warm up to his
theme^these July days.
There are two John G's in the race
for governor but they differ as widely
as the poles. One is noted for his
courage and convictions, while thc oth
er is an adept in coat-tail swinging.
Not within many, many years has
the South Carolina militia been in such
a disorganized and demoralized condi
tion as it has been within the past two
years. Who is responsible for it?
Some Republicans would gladly charge
some recent business failures to the
Democratic administration. But they
can't do it. There were failures, and
possibly more, during the late Repub
lican administrations.
Does the governor of a Slate keep or
violate the piedge which he made on
casting his ballot in the Democratic pri
mary when h 3 refuses to commission a
worthy man whom the people nomina
ted in the primary? By refusing to is
sue a commission is he SUPPORTING
THE NOMINEES of the party?
President Wilson is now literally a
full fledged Southern president. A
few days ago Congressman Byrnes,
our own "Jimmie" of the second dis
trict, presented President Wiison with
two white duck suits made" fromjthe
product of South Carolina mills. The
suits were fashioned in the pink of
?tyle by the President's New York
.tailor.
Would Protect Minority Stockholders.
In his speech at Bishopville yester
day. Prof. John G. Clinkscales inserted
a new and very attractive plank in his
platform. He favors the enactment
of a law that will, in some degree at
least, protect minority stockholders in
large corporations, particularly cotton
mills, by examining into the financial
condition of these corporations, lt
has occurred time and time again that
through so-called mergers and re-or
ganizations small investors have prac
tically lost their holdings in large cor
porations. A few men who own a con
trolling interest will present a ?[very
plausible scheme for relief from al
leged impending financial ills and,
whether willing or not, the small stock
holders are forced to acquiesce in what
ever plan is proposed.
Of course, this is a very difficult sit
uation to meet by the enactment of
laws, as the majority vote of stock
holders always controls the manage
ment of a company or a corporation of
every kind or . nature. And yet there
i need that the small fish be protected
ir"rn the sharks in the form of design
'-"Mers.
. fered heavy fi
i iat this isa very
;linkscales' plat
Should be an Inspiration.to Boys.
It has beon said that on one occasion
as the Duke of Wellington was mak
ing a day's journey through the coun
try, accompanied by a friend, he re
marked, as he passed the ruins of an
old school house where he attended
s "hool in the years gone by: "That is
where the battle of Waterloo was won,"
meaning that when a boy at school he
was'fitted for grappling with the prob
lems of after years.
It is said that Mr. Jennings, candi
date for the Unitod Sta:es senate,
when a small boy (the son a widowed
mother) walked five miles to school
(10 miles each day) for seven years.
Who knows but that he. like the Duke
of Wellington, was fitted during this
seven years of close application
in a country school for an honorable
and successful career? How many boys
are there in Edgefield county to-day
who would walk 10 miles a day to
school for seven years?
This short editorial is not intended to
advertise Mr. Jennings, but we refer
to this self-made man in the hope that
his experience and achievements may
encourage and inspire Edgefield boys
to undertake greater things. Let it be
understood that there is no royal road
to greatness. You must be willing to
travel the ten miles a day and more
for seven and more-lest you be
a Napoleon instead of a Wellington in
the Waterloos of the future.
Unworthy But* Not Proven.
Notwithstanding the various and
varied charges brought againit Judge
Emory Speer of the Federal bench of
Georgia, no ground has been found for
his impeachment. That he deserves
impeachment is generally conceded by
t.iose who are in a position to know,
yet he seems to have been shrewd
enough to go just to tr point where
one step further would -nake it easy
to prove him unworthy of the high po
sition which he holds.
It is not an easy matter to prefer
and prove specific charges against a
public official. Maybe a man should
be impeached upon general principles,
so to speak, but when he actually faces
impeachment proceedings it is not an
easy matter tto establish grounds for
impeachment. An unworthy official is
generally shrewd enough, as some al
lege is the case with Judge Speer, to
pervert the law or confuse the record
in a way that it is practically impossi
ble to establish grounds for h ;ach
ment.
We have had officials in South Caro
lina, and perchance may have some
now, whose official acts should have
caused impeachment, and yet it was not
undertaken because of the Herculean
task of proving allegations beyond
peradventure againstdesigning men in
public life.
Such men are a nuisance and a curse
to the State and society, whether in
the judicial, executive or legislative
branch of the government.
The Criminal Negro.
We are inclined to sympathize
with the negro preacher in Edge
field county who says that in nearly
every case the disturbances at ne
gro churches and negro hot suppers
are caused by negroes who have
been paid out of court scrapes by
white men. He declares thal if
white people would let the law take
its course when the negroes get into
the clutches of the law the ne<rro
race and the white pjople would be
much better off.
There is undoubtedly a great deal
of truth in this.
About the meanest negro we know
of is the one who has been paid out
of jail by a white man. He is ar
rogant and insolent in nearly every
case, and from his standpoint he
has {rood reason for being so. He
feels that a white man is back of
him, the white man has protected
him in on?, trouble and will protect
him in future trouble, because he
has money invested in him. Thus
the mean negroe's evil tendency is
increased many fold and he
becomes a menace to the communi
ty in which he abides, a menace to
whites and blacks ?like.
The ne<rro wrho is "bought" out
of jail or from the chaingang is a
hindrance to every good policy.
The man ''buys" his labor for less
than he would have to pay honest
and lawabiding laborers, and this is
an injustice to other employers;
while the criminal negro, working
for low waires for the man who has
paid his tine, works a hardship on
law-abiding laborers in that he
tends to lower their wages. And
on top of it all, he is always evilly
disposed and his presence makes
for the demoralization of those with
whom he comes in contact.
Surely the whole country would
be better off if the practice of pay
ing negroes out of court scrapes
were put an end to, either by law
or by force of public sentiment, and
we think the negro preacher in Edge
Held county has rendered a public
service, by calling attention
to the matter.-Anderson Intel li.
What Others Say
Political Cen- >\?ry Needed.
Somebody w" . -. to start a new
cemetery fr J politicians in this
state after .pproaching election.
Greenvill umont.
liest Makes Them Tired.
The only time a girl gets real tired at
a dance is when she has no pardner
and is forced to sit down and rest
awhile.-Spartanburg Journal.
Wil! Never Forget lt.
Cheer up! Thirty or forty years from
now you can bore the younger genera
tion by telling about how hot it was
'way back in '14.-Greenville News.
Whole Lot of Us Thankful.
We always have something for which
to be thankful. We are thankful now
that we do not want a state office bad
enough to be stumping the state for it.
-Greenville Piedmont.
Fools In Another Role.
The fact that so few boat-rocking
tragedies have been reported this sum
mer does not mean that the fools are
passing away. They've taken to speed
ing in automobiles a sport equally as
dangerous as rocking the boat. - Green
ville News.
Have. Proper Diet.
The greatest precaution should be
taken in eating and taking the proper
rest during the very warm weather.
The right kind of food and plenty of
sleep are indispensable to health and
efficiency any time, but in summer
when the weather is oppressive, it is
of paramount importance to rest and
nourish the body properly.-Farm and
Ranch.
Enrolling a Personal Matter.
There are only four more weeks for
enrollment, and all the voters should
get busy. It is well too for people to
realize that conditions are very differ
ent from what they have been hereto
fore. Under old conditions voters did
not have to worry; there was always
somebody to do the enrolling for them.
Now every man has to attend to the
matter himself. -Yorkvtlls Enquirer.
Dead Men Can't Vote Now.
A citizen of Prosperity told The Ob
server man a few days ago that at the
election in Prosperity in 1912 two men
voted who had been dead twenty years;
at least, their names were on the roll,
and somebody voted, in their names.
And yet some people are "cussin" the
new enrolling rules!-Newberry Ob
server.
Smile Provokers
A preacher was delivering his
farewell sermon. One old sister
seemed greatly distressed. The pas
tor, at the close of the sermon, at
tempted to comfort her and said:
"Don't be troubled, my sister,
the Lord will send \-ou another pas"
tor and I ex neel a better one than
I ara."
"No, she said, I don't expect that.
We have changed pastors several
times, and every time they get
worse and worse.".-Ex.
.. woman mounted the step of a
car carrying an umbrella like l re
versed sabre.
The conductor touched her light
ly, saying "Excuse me, madam,
but you are likely to put out the eye
of the man behind you."
"He's my husband, she snapped,
with the tone of full proprietor
ship."
Jeweler-You say the inscription
you wish engraved on the inside of
this ring is to be, "Marcellus to
Irene?"
Young Man (somewhat embar
rassed)-Yes, that's right. But-er
-don't cut the "Irene" very deep.
-Chicago Record-Herald.
Druggist (to little girl customer),
Did you say pills, miss?
Little Girl-Yes, sir, please.
Druggist-Antibilious?
Little Girl-No, sir; but uncle
is.-Chicago Record-Herald.
Mr. Brown -Neighbor Jones tells
me he's iroing to raise a pergola in
his yard this spring.
Mrs. Brown-If this weather
keeps up it ought to srrow rapidly.
-Birmingham Age-Herald.
They had been married for some
little time, and itseemed to her that
his love had grown cold.
"You used to tell me, she com
plained, that I was worth my
weight in gold "
"Bnt you must remember that
you didn't weigh more than half as
much then as yon do now."
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take LAXATIVE PROMO Quinine. It stops the
I Cough and Headache and works off tie Cold.
I Druggists refund money if it farls to cure.
E. W. GROVE'S signature ea aa?h bas. ffic
AN OBMNANCE.
To Fix Licenses for the Town of
Edgefield on Business, Occu
pations, and Professions from
July 15, 1914, to July 15,
1915 and to Provide for the
Collection of Same.
Be it ordained by the Town
Council of Edgefield, S. C., and by
authority of the same.
Section 1. That the following li
censes on business, occupation and
profession to be paid by the person
or persons carrying: on or engaged
in said business, occupation or pro
fession shall be levied and collect
ed for the terra ending July 15,
1915, payable July 15, 1914, or
within thirty days thereafter, and
execution with a penalty ten (io)
per cent upon the amount of said
licenses shall be issued and enforced
for all such licenses unpaid at the
expiration of that time. Provided
that persons entering into business
occupation or profession prior to
Jnly 15, 1915, shall be required U>
take a license as provided for per
sons who are doir.g business in the
town of Edgefield, S. C., July 15,
1915, except such persons applying
for licenses after February 15, 1914,
shall pay one half the license for
the remainder of the license year,
and no license shall be issued for a
less period than one half of one
year, as follows, to wit:
Automobile, hacks, etc. $5 00
Agents for or dealers in fertilizers
for sales of 100 tons or less $4. For
each additional 1U0 tons or fraction
thereof 82 00
Auctioneer except exempt by
statute for each sale 1 00
Auction land sales 15 00
Agents selling or dealing in pat
ent rights, whether in store or on
street ?$25 00
Agents or dealers in sewing ma
chines 5 00
Agents for or dealers in pianos
and organs 5 Ou
Agents real estate buying, rent
ing or selling 10 00
Agents insurance company, life
or tire, where net commissions
amount to $100 or fraction there
of, 5 00
Agents binders, reapers, mowers!
and harvesters and other farm im-1
piemen ts except where bought and
sold as other merchandise, 5 00
Automobile repair shop 5 00
B
Banks, foreach $1,000 or fraction
?ffereof of capital stock 1 00
Bakers, 5 00
Barbers, per chair 2 50
Billiard and pool tables, where
run for profits, each 25 00
Blacksmith shop 5 00 j
Bottling works 5 00
Butcher shop or venders of fresh
meats, except where the meat is
offered for sale by the raiser or j
producer 5 00|
Building and loan association ot
agents thereof 1 00
c
Circus or menageries, $50 to $100
in advance, in the discretion of the
mayor.
Vaudeville or carnival show $2
to $75 in the discretion of the may
or in advance.
Commission merchant and brok
ers 5 00
Contractor for contract of less
than $100 1 00 i
Contractors for over $100 and
less than $1,000 5 00
For each additional $1,000 or)
fraction thereof 2 00
Sub-contractors shall be liable
for a like license tax
Cotton factory and oil mill for
each $1,000 or fraction thereof
capital stock 1 00 j
Cotton gin each 2 50
Cannery, 2 00
Cabinet maker and upholster
er 2 50|
Cotton seed products 5 00 j
D
Dentists, lawyers and veterinarian
for $ 1,060 or less 7 50
Doctors 5 00
Drays, one horse 3 00
Drays, two horses or more 5 00
Drugs or medicines not paying a
merchandise license 5 00
For each additional day 3 00
Dealers in horses and mules as
drovers, for each horse 5 00
Wood, coal, etc 5 00
Dver and presser 5 00
E
Electric wiring, premises 10 00
Express companies for business
done in the state, and not including
that done without the state, and not
government busineis '10 00
F
Fresh tish and oysters not on the
streets 5 00
Fruit tree agent per day 1 00
Per year 3 0U
H
Hotels, transient boarders S 00
Horses, mules, persons selling at
auction, for each horse or mule 2 00
{Continued on page 8.)
Hot Weather Garments
Let us help you to keep cool during this
sweltering weather. We have.the garments that
will enable you to keep "as eool as a cucumber/1
Come in and let us show you our athletic under
wear-our light weight suits in Palm Beaches, Mo
hair, serges, sicilians, cassimers, etc.
Full assortment of Eclipes negligee shirts.
Nothing better on the market for the money.
Shoes and Panama? to fit everybody.
If we haven't what you want in order to keep
cool we will order it for you.
Come in and let's talk it over.
Dorn & Mims.
GOODYEAR TIRES
When your automobile needs new tires do not
send off tor them and pay express charges. Let us
re-tire your machine with the celebrated GOOD
YEAR TIRES, all sizes in stock. Nothing better
on the market. Prices very reasonable.
We also carry a full line of tire accessories for
repairs of all kinds. Come to us to relieve your
tire troubles.
W. W. Adams & CO.
A. E. PADGETT, President* W. H. HARLING, Cashier
THOS. H. RAINSFORD. Wy. A. BYRD,
Vice President. Asst. Cashier.
APITAL AND SURPLUS PROFITS $118,000.00
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository
Desires to thank ?ts patrons and the public Tor the liberal, patronage it
has enjoyed during the past year.
Twenty-three years of close personal relations with our patrons with
the satisfactory service we have {riven our many depositors establishes the
basis upon which we solicit new accounts.
' Our combined capital and surplus profits our conservative methods,
and our long successful experience enables us to offer the beoT service.
We are always in position to extend to our customers such accommodations
as their business, their balances and their credit justifies.
We Invite New Accounts for the Yeer 1914.
Greenville Female College
Greenville, S. C.
Imparting the Knowledge, Ideals and Accomplish
ments of Perfect Womanhood
No Southorn Institution affords young women more complete advantneos tor a broad,
liberal education than doe? the Greenville Koniak* College. It is prepared In every way to
train its students for lives of tho Oiliest efficiency mid responsibility. Ita equipment, faculty,
courses of study and cultural InSueneM uro on tirol? iii harmony with present day require
ments.
BUILDINGS equipped alone the most modern lines fo- convenient, comfortable lifo and
efficient work. Seventeen class-rooms : 2" piano practice porns ; library: six parlors; well
equipped soionco department ; kitchen furnished at eos>t of 82.&0. College-owned dairy.
ENTRANCE UPON 14-UNIT BASIS. Courses lend to B. A.. B. L.. and M. A. de
grees Valuable practical training in Domestic Science, Businer.j Course, leading to
diploma. Thorough courses, leading to diplomas, In Conservatory of Music, departments
of Art, Expression, Physical Culture, Kindergarten, Normal Training Course.
Most healthful location; refined associates; Christian teachings and influences. Con
structive discipline. The institution aims to afford the bess educational opportunities at
minimum cost.
For Catalogue, address
DAVID M. RAMSAY, D. D., President, Greenville, S. C.
Medical College of the State of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Departmenss of Medicine and Pharmacy,
Owned and Controlled by the State.
86th Session Opens October 1st, 1914. Closes June 3rd, 1915
Fine New Building ready for occupancy October 1st, 1914. Advan
tageously located opposite Roper Hospital, one of the largest Hospitals
in the South, where abundant clinical material is offered. Hospital con
tains 218 beds.
Practical work for Senior Students in Medicine and Pharmacy a
Special Feature.
Large and well-equipped Laboratories in both Schools.
Department of Physiology and Embryology in affiliation with the
Charleston Museum.
Nine full time teachers in Laboratory Branches
Six graduated appointments each year in medicine.
For catalog address:
OSCAR W. SCHLEETER, Registrar, Charleston, S. C.

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