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the postomce at Edgefield. S. C."
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Cards of Thanks. Obituaries. Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, July 8th.
Speechs cannot oe made long enough
for the spoakers, nor short enough for
Should Have Water.
Now that the town is on a building
boom, should not something be done to
provide protection against fire. So far
as we are informed, there is absolutely
no'means at haud for fighting fire ::n
Edgefield. Even the red-shirt colore d
fire company that used to hold??s
monthly meetings and parade in uni
form is not now in existence. The
chemical engine, we believe, has about
rusted out. It was a good investment
for the town at the time, saving prop
erty to the amount of several times its
Seriously, is it not time the people
of Edgefield '.vere providing a modern
water plant? Let the town own it as it
does the present light plant. The wa
ter rents would doubtless pay operating
expenses and a large portion of the
interest on s bond issue. The saving
in the form of reduced lire insurance
premiums would be enormous. At
present the rate is very high and when
our property catches fire we mus?
stand helplessly by and see it consumed
by the merciless flames.
Executive Committee Meei:ng.
The County Executive Committee
met at the Court House oil Monday,
the 6th inst. Tho following regu
lation was adopted with reference
to voting for Magistrate:
Tho inan.igers ave required to
bave a separate box for ballots for
Magistrate at each of the polling
precincts, and the managers are to
keep a separate poll list of those
voting for magistrate at each poll
ing precinct, md no one shall be
allowed to vote for Mai:istrat?' of a
Distriel except a resilient of that
Distric'; provided, that where the
membership of any club or preeincl
is made up ot voters from more than
one magisterial district that the
managers at such club or precinct ?
shall provide a separate box for
each magisterial District in which
such voters reside, and shall keep a '
separate poll list for each such box,
and shall allow voters to vote only
for Magistrate in the box for the
Magisterial D strict in which he re
sides. Separate ballots will be ?
printed for candidates for magis- <
trate of each District.
The schedule for County Cam
paign meetings was revised, and
two additional meetings provided '
for. Following is the revised sched- '
ult of campaign meetings: -
Johnston, July 21st, <
Long Branch, July 22nd, '
Trenton, July 23rd, 1
Republican, July 24th, 1
Parksville, August 6th, *
White Town, August 11th,
Gilgal, August 14th,
Edgefield, August 20th.
Other routine matter? were at
tended to. August 4tb, was ap
proved as the date for the Congres
sional Campaign Meeting at Edge
Winthrop is a splendid institu- !
tion and its value is appreciated by ,
the people. Whenever a scholarship
is to be awarded there are always
a large number of eager applicants.
The following young ladies appear
ed before the county board of edu- ?
cation Friday to stand the examina
tion for awarding the Edgefield
scholarships for Winthrop: Misses
Evelyn A. Broadwater, M. Lucien
Culbreath, Pearl Quarles, Maggie
Ma* Robertson, Clarimond Shep
pard, Lena Lanham, Eftie Adams,
Hattie Bell Cogburn, Otta Cleve
Moyer, Hallie W. White, Cai rie E.
Moultrie, Frances Pratt Andrews,
Eva Adams, Jennie W. Simkms.
What Others Say
Lost Public Confidence.
It would take all of Detective Burns'
alleged powers of penetration tn finrl
anvbodv who believes in him now.
Political Kot Personal.
A man running for an office has a
perfect 'right to attack the political
record of another, and noone can com
plain. -Abbeville Medium.
Plot a Necessity.
A wife and eight children left with
out support by the death of a father,
and whiskey was the cause of it. Yet
some people say we are obliged to have
i They "Drop" Too Late.
The expression, "the drop of a hat"
is old as the hills, but its full signifi
cance only dawned on us the other day
when we saw in a Main street window
a summer hat with this placard: "Was
$24.00; Now S4.9S. "-GreenvilleNews
A Substantial Saving.
If Congressman Lever is correct in
his estimate that his bill if it becomes
a law, will save $100,000,000 to cotton
producers, that would mean something
like $3 on each bale, which will be
quite an item in the pocket of the far
mer. But that is probably why the
bill will not become a ?aw.- Yorkville
Protect Minority Stockholders.
We heartily agree with some of the
candidates for governor that some pro
tection should be given the minority or
small stockholders in the cotton mills.
It frequently happens that northern
[capital is brought here to assist in
building a mill. When once in the sad
Idle, these capitalists secure control and
afterwards nobody seems to know why
dividends are not declared nor why the
I stock depreciates below par. Different
j reasons are assigned. Why not find
out these reasons for a certainty and
then pian to correct them? Some law
ought to be passed for the protection
of the ?mn!! stockholders of the cotton
mill. If they are to lose tiieir stock,
let's, at least, find out who gets it.
Sm i IP Provokers
''I had my fortune told lin- other
dav*'' said one woman."
What a waste of money sud the I
0? h er."
"Not at all. I gave the woman
50 'ionts. and she informed me that
I ?rn to inherit ?1000.00. . Wasn't
thal a good bargain?"-Washington
Maud?-Harrie? can road her
husband like a book. Marie-Well
she's had experience. He i; her thin!
volume, isn't he?*-Boston Tran
"Tailors and lawyers have one
thins in common."
"What is that?"
"Both are always ready to press
"Next time you call, said th
editor to the correspondent, bring
"All right, replied the man, I'll
bring my wife."
Johnny came home from school
with a rueful countenance. What i<?
the matter. Johnny inquired his
mother. "It's that old arithmetic;
I've reached dismal fractions now,
ind I am havjng a time of it, I tell
An old ladv, who is very much
?>f a bore paid a visit to a f ami Iv of
ber acquaintance. She prolonged her
<tav. and finally said to one of the
?hildren: "I am shoing away direct
ly, Stanlev, and I want you to go
iart of the way with me. Can't do
it. We are going to have dinner as
!Oon as you leave, replied Stanley."
"I hear your daughter is going
.o retire from the stage."
Yes, she is"
"What's the trouble? I thought
?he was possessed of talent?"
"She is. She has a splendid voice
and much dramatic ability, but she
sprained a tendon in her ankle and
won't be able to dance for a year
or more, so she thought she might
is well settle down and get mar
ried."-Detroit Free Press.
"They made awfully good paper
when my grandmother was young,
'aid the Little Irrepressible to the
"They certainly did, agreed sis
ter's best beau. Have you been look
ing at some of her letters?"
"No indeed, returned the Little
Irrepressible. "I was watching Sis
scratch out the date of her birth io
grandma's big Bible, and'fixing it
to suit herself-and the paper didn't
hardly show at all where it was
EDGEFIELD, S. C., \#DNESDAY, JULY 1, 1914 NO. 15.
Announcement of Prizes Of
fered by the South Carolina
Through the support of thc State
Department ??f Education the South
Carolin! School Improvement Asso
ciation is able lo offer $1250 in
prizes to he awarded in 1914. Thi
amount has been divided into 40
prizes and ?ill he given to the
Schools showing the greatest amount.
? .t' improvement dnrinjr the given
ensrth of time. There -.nil he to
first prizes of $50 each and 30 sec
ond prizes of $25 each. Regula
tions governing the award of these
' prizes are as follows:
1. Improvements must be made
between Oct. 1, 191:5 and Dec. 1,
?J. Only rural schools can com
pete for these prizes. Districts
barred by the State High School
act or by the State Rural Graded
School act are ineligible to enter
3. Prizes will be awarded the
Executive Committee of the School
Improvement Associa'ion immedi
ately after the entries close.
4. All applications must be sent
through the County Superintendent
of Education, Rural School Super
visor, or County Organizer of
School Improvement Associations.
5. Prizes will be awarded in
checks sent from the office of the
State Superintendent of Education
to the County Superintendent of
Education to the County Superin
tendent of Education. The money
will be deposited to the credit of the
district in which the prize-winning
school is located. This money must
be spent for the further improve
ment of the school winning it.
(j. All reports must be made on
the printed blanks furnished by the
7. in making application for a
prize, the Clean-Up Day score card,
a brief description, a photograph,
and any evidences of improvements
should accompany the regular prize
score card. '
Respectf ni ly submitted,
' .Mary Eva Rite,
Pres. S. C.. Schoo! Imp. Ass'n.
Trenton News kerns.
On Thursday afternoon prior to the
marriage of Miss Cooper, ilrs. Ft. A.
Swearinien and .'irs. C. A. Swearingen
gave a miscellaneous shower in com
pliment lo her. The affair was a de
lightful one and was a beautiful com
pliment to the fair honoree.
The Tillman home is open again, the j
Senator and his wife having come to rest ;
a while, and with them are their lovely j
daughter Miss Sallie Mae and :-. charm-j
ing visitor from Washington A. C.. !
.'>! i?s Mary Kili.
Mrs. Walter Wise has a very attrac
tive house guest. Mrs. Long from Key
Miss Lob' Hunter entertained the
"Do as You Piense Club" on Thursday
afternoon last in a most beautiful and
cordial manner. Several gaines of
rook and set-hack were enjoyed after j
which the lovely young hostess served
Mrs. A. *C. Penn has returned home
alter a visit to Columbia and Cheraw.
Mrs. Lizzie Hughes and Miss Addie
Hughes left on Tuesday morning to
apend some time among the mountains
of N. C.
Mrs. Geo. Wise and Mr. William
Wise are visiting relatives in Walhalla.
Two young ladies in our midst who
are winning the hearts of all whom
they meet, are Miss Marietta Lang
ford from Newberry, the guest 'of
Miss Fannie Miller and Miss Jessie
Moss from Tignal, Ga., the guest of
Miss Mattie Harrison.
Miss Lucy Quarles gave a beautiful
:ard party on Thursday evening last.
About twenty-five of the young peo
ple enjoyed the hospitality of this
charming young hostess. At the con
clusion of the game a lunch consisting
jf chicken salad, olives, ham-sand
iviches, pimentoes, potato chips with
ice tea was served.
Sow Peas Now.
It is now too late to plant corn
but not too late to sow peas. Every
available piece of ground should be
planted in peas. They not only sup
ply an abundance of the richest for
age for the stock and add vegetable
matter to the soil but they store ni
trogen, the most expensive element
of plant, food, in the ground.
Always follow grain with peas.
Have some growing crop upon your
land continuously. Nothing better
at this season than peas.
The ladies of the Edgefield Bap
tist church will serve dinner for the
expense fund of the church at the
the High School campus on Satur
day during the campaign meeting.
Every body in the church is request
ed to bring a picnic basket and aid
in the serving of it. Do net wait to
be solicited. The following gentle
men are asked to serve on arrange
ment committee: Messrs. W. B.
Cogburn, W. E. Lott, Luther
Quarles and Barnwell Jones.
ilOi VY 6E ther Garments
Let us help you to keep cool during this
sweltering weather. We have the garments that
I will enable you to keep *'as cool as a cucumber."
I Come in and let us show vou our athletic under
?j wear-our light weight suits in Palm Beadles. Mo
I hair, serges, sicilians, cassiniers. etc.
Full assortment of Eclipes negligee shirts.
Nothing better on the market for the money.
Shoes and Panamas 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.
When your automobile needs new tires do not
send off for 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 aisoV:::Tv u fui! linc ol'tire accessories for
repairs ol' all kinds. Come to us to relieve your
? ire trou hies.
W. W. Adams & CO.
j A. E. PADGETT, President
THOS. H. BAItfSFOEp.
W. IL BARLING, Cashier
WM. A. BYRD,
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS PROFITS $118,000.00
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository
Desires to thank its patrons and the public for 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 given our many depositors establishes the
basis upon which wc solicit new accounts. .
Our combined capital and surplus profits our conservative methods,
and our long successful experience enables us to offer the best 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 Southam Institution affords young women more completo .vivar.taue-' for a broad,
liberal adoration than does the Greenville Female College. It is prepared in every way to
train its students for lives of tho fullest efficiency and responsibility. Its equipmeut, faculty,
courses of study and cultural influences are entirely in harmony with present day require
BUILDINGS eqnipped along tho most modorn lines for convenient, comfortable life and
efficient work. Seventeen class-rooms : 25 piano practice rooms; library: six parlors; well
quipped science department ; kitchou furnished at cost of $2,.lou. College-owned dairy.
ENTRANCE UPON 14-UNIT BASIS. Courses lead to B. A.. B. L., and M. A. de
groos. Valuable practical training In Domestic Science, Butines* 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; retined associates; Christian teachings and Influences. Con
structive discipline. The institution aims to afford the best educational opportunities a;
tor 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
Large and well-equipped Laboratories in both Schools.
Department of Physiology and Embryology in affiliation with the
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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