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Of all wild beasts preserve me from
a tyrant; and of all tame, from a
flatterer. - JOHNSON.
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Wednesday, April 7.
Willard won. but after all the?x? is no
honor in the victory.
Although somewhat belated, John
Bull is about to mount the water |
The speculators are at their old
tricks-advancing the price of cotton
at the planting season.
The annual meeting of the South
Carolina Press association will be held
at Chick Springs June 28, 29 and 30.
Prohibition sentiment steadily grows.
It is reported that Ex-Governor Blease
will occupy a seat on the water wagon.
Now is the time for a young farmer
to invest in a farm. Edgefield county
real estate will probably never be as
If Mayor Grace does not improve the
situation, Governor Manning will call
his colonels together and march upon
the staid old city.
It is strange that farmers do not
think of the high price of corn at plant
ing time and increase the acreage as
they do with cotton.
Governor Manning has been in the
executive chair for more than two
months and not a pardon has yet been
issued. This record must be somewhat
disconcerting to evil doers.
All along, the honorable mayor of
Charleston has said?? the whiskey law
could not be enforced. But it seems
that he changed his mind after bein;? j
closeted with Governor Manning a few
The Naval Observatory in Washing
ington has discovered a large spot on
the sun. Maybe that accounts for snow
and sleet in April. Wonder what
power can be invoked that will cause
Old Sol to wash his face?
The enactment of the compulsory
school attendance law was somewhat
belated to be of benefit during the
present session. In this county schools
are already closing. By the opening of
the session 1910-16 a dozen or more
school districts should take the neces
sary steps under the law to enforce a
large attendance on the part of the
white children. In every section the
colored children are attending school,
even if they are compelled to walk a
considerable distance. Where white
children are not attending voluntarily
they should be forced to attend. What
district in this county will be the first
to act under the compulsory school at
Dispensary Counties Most Troublesome.
Soon after the legislature adjourned
Governor Manning turned his attention
to bringing about a more rigid enforce
ment of the laws that are upon the
statute books. He has not directed his
attention to any particular section or
locality but has gotten in touch with
thc local law enforcement machinery
of practically every section. This he
pledged himself to do in the campaign
last summer and also committed him
self again to the law enforcement policy
in his inaugural address.
As he has been giving especial atten
tion to the suppression of the illegal
sale of liquor over the State, the im
pression is liable to exist in the minds
of some persons that the "dry" coun
ties are the chief offenders. This is
not the case. In the matter of sup
pressing the illegal sale cf liquor the
dispensary counties have given Gover
nor Manning the most concern. Colum
bia and Charleston, where there are
found a dozen and more dispensaries,
have been reluctant to respond to his
urgent appeals for the suppression of
"blind tigers." He has experienced
no difficulty in controling the situation
in the "dry" counties. It is due the
prohibition counties that this be borne
in mind. The dispensaries make the
illicit sale of whiskey easy, as they
serve in not a few cases &s a base of
supplies. The prohibition counties have
no trouble in enforcing the law without
the aid and tacit threats of the gover
Prohibited Fight Easter.
It matters not where the Ameri
can flag is unfurled to the breeze
it stands for the highest, noblest and
best in everything. This was exem
plified the other day when the United
States' minister to Cuba, Capt. W.
E. Gonzales, protested against holding
a prize fight iii Havana on Easter Sun
day. Sunday is scarcely observed any
where in Cuba as a day set apart for
rest and worship. It is rather a gala
day, one devoted to sport and de
bauchery of all kinds, especially in
Havana. Capt. Gonzales knew that it
would be repulsive to the people he
represents in the United States to have
a prize fight between the world's
champions on Easter, so he undertook
to have the date changed. At his sug
gestion the day for the prize fight was
fixed for Monday April 5, instead of
One of the most beautiful wed
dings of the season was thot of Mr.
John Randall DeLaughter and Miss
Melvie Stella Matthews, which oc
curred on Sunday at the beautiful
colonial home of the Misses Lanier,
on the Martintown Road, near North
The ceremony was very impres
sively performed by Rev. J. T.
Littlejohn, of Edgefield in the pres
euee of a large number of relatives
and friends of the bride and groom.
The historic parlor, where the
ceremony was performed, was deco
rated in the most artistic manner
with beautiful ascension lilies and
other spring flowers.
The bride's only attendants were
her two lovely cousins, Miss Lena
DeLaughter of North Augusta and
Miss Leila DeLaughter of Edge
field, who wore dainty dresseR of
soft white silk and entered with
Mr. Jabie Hammond and Mr.
Townes of Edgefield.
The bride, and exceptionally
charming young woman, wore a
stylish coat suit of gray cloth with
an exquisite chifl?n blouse and hat
of the same shade.
After the ceremony an informal
buffet was served.
Mr. and Mrs. DeLaughter belong
to two of the oldest and most prom
inent families of South Carolina
and have counties friends through
out the state, who feel the most cor
dial good wishes and sincerest in
terest in the announcement of their
After a short bridal tour they
will be at home to their friends at
the country home of , the groom.
They were the recipients of many
Saving in the Cost of Cultiva
Among the most important of all
the henetits of thorough prepara
tion we believe is the saving cf ex
pense in later cultivation. We do
wot overlook the benefit of prepara
tion in obtaining a good stund, nor
any of the other results of tillage;
but the use of those implements
which are most efficient and eco
nomical in the early cultivation of
the crop is so dependent on thorough
preparation that we regaid this one
benefit alone which results from
good pieparation snlficient to justify
any one in giving extra work
to the soil before the crops are
It is a well known fact that the
most expensive implement used for
cultivating corn, oottoi and other
row crops in the South is the hoe.
Until we reduce the hoeing lo the
lowest possible amount we can not
produce such crops most economi
cally. That the abundance of la
bor in the past has on our practice
a too extensive use of the hoe can
not be denied. Even our best far
mers are frequently victims of this
expensive habit and there ari few
among us who give as much thought
to cuttir-g out this expensive method
of cultivating a crop as we should.
Just received by express a ship
ment of skirts-most anything you
can mention in the line of an up-to
date skirt. Prices from *2.U0 up to
Look over our line of children's
dresses. We have the most attrac
tive line in this section. Our 50
cent children dresses are extra ordi
nary values. Sizes 2 to 15. Also
a line of white embroidered chil
dren dresses from 50 cents up to
$5.00 and $6.00 men's oxfords at
$3.50. We have received a lot of
men's oxfords that were closed out
to us at a big reduction, and which
yon can buy at $3.50. One hun
dred pairs of tho Karry shoes, $4.50
values, at ?2.75. Try a pair of
EDGEFIELD, S. ?., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1915
A New Back for an Old One
How an ridgefield Resident
Made a Bad Back
The back ached at times with a
dull indescribable feeling, making
you weary and restless; piercing
pains shoot across the region of the
kidneys, and again the loins are so
lame that to stoop is agony. No use
to rub or apply a piaster to the back
if ihe kidneys are weak. You cannot
reach the cause. Follow the example
ot this Edgefield citizen.
Mrs. E P Jackson, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, says: '*! think as well of
Doan's kidney pins now as I did
some years ago, when I publicly
recommended them. It is very sel
dom that my back or kidneys troub
le me now, but whenever they do,
I use Doan'? kidney pills and I ara
sure to get quick ?elief. I am always
glad to recommend Doan's kidney
pills and 1 am sure to get quick re
I lief. I am always glad to recom
I mend Doan's kidneys pills to any
I oue suffering from kidney disease."
Price ??c at ail dealers. Don't
simply ask-l'or a kidney remedy
; pet Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mrs. .Jackson had Foster-Mil
b?ru Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Whole Family Dependent.
Mr. K. Williams, Hamilton, Ohio,
writes: "Our whole family depend
on Pine-Tar-Honey." Maybe some
one in your family has a severe
Cold-perhaps it is the baby. The
original Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey
is an ever-ready household remedy
-it gives immediate relief. Pine
Tar-Honey penetrate the linings of
the.Throat and Lungs, destroys the
Germs, and allows Nature to act.
At your Druggist, 25c-3
Announces to the Publ
Call on Mr. R. C. Padge
We nave the,
H We also sell 1
jpThese should fo
pl you with an ACE
gers (8 and 10
Gannt s Cotton J
Send us your
;ure and quote i
of Western Division Institute, Denmark, 5. C.
April 15-16, 1915
THURSDAY MORNING, 10:00 A. M.
Devotions: A Woman's Trust.
"Behold the Handmaid of the Lord."
Luke 1:38. Mrs. John Lake.
Hostesses' Greetings. Mrs. S. G.
The Institute -Its Significance.
Mrs. J. R. Fizer.
Plans of the Union. Mrs. J. D.
How We've Grown. Five-minute
sketches of the history of W. M. U.
in each association by the superin
Song Message-Praise-"The An
gels' Chorus. " Miss Miriam Norris.
Mission Study demonstration. Mrs.
Joel T. Rice.
THURSDAY, 2:15 P. M.
Devotions: A Woman's Love.
"She hath done what she could."
Mark 14:18. Mrs. John Lake.
Y. W. A. Program to be arranged
by Mrs. Geo. Davis.
Song Message-Consecration ^'Do
ing His Will." Miss Miriam Norris.
Edisto Academy. Rev. T. H.
Ultimate Aim of Personal Ser
vice-Soul Winning. Miss ?Emme
line Thornhill, lady missionary of
State Mission Board.
THURSDAY EVENING, 8:00 P. M.
Rev. John Lake presiding and con
ducting devotional exercises.
Violin solo. Miss R?sela Parker.
Address: Our Homeland forChrist.
Mrs. J. D. Chapman.
Vocal selection-"The Ninety and
Nine." Miss Miriam Norris.
Radiopticon talk on the Holy Land.
Mrs. M. N. Tillman.
FRIDAY MORNING, 10:00 A. M.
Devotions: A Woman's Zeal.
"Full of Good Works and Alms
deeds Which She Did. " Mrs. Lake.
Method hour: Program-making,
Mrs. L. J. Bristow. Use of Charts,
Mrs. J. R. Fizer. How Give, Miss
Sallie May Burton. Bible Study,
Mrs. P. J. Quattlebaum. Public
Meetings, Mrs. J. S. Harris.
Song Message -Faithfulness -
"One Little |Hour." Miss Miriam
Sunbeam session in charge of Mrs.
W. J. Hatcher. Children and Mis
sions: (a) Duty of Leaders, (b)
Duty of Parents, (c) Methods of
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, 2:15 P. M.
Devotions : A Woman's Influence.
"Expounded unto him the way of
God more perfectly." Acts 18.2o.
Message from Mrs. Edwin Car
penter, superintendent R. A.
R. A. demonstration. Mrs. W L.
Song Message -Love-"His
Thought." Miss Norris.
Efficiency by the Use of Standard
of Excellence. Mrs. J. R. Fizer.
What I have gained from this In*
FRIDAY EVENING, 8:00 P. M.
An evening with our missionaries,
Rev. and Mrs. John Lake, of Can
Violin solo. Miss R?sela Parker.
Song, "The Lord is my Shepherd. "
field Mercantile Company
ic that it is now ready with a full line of Fertilizers
s with Potash as an Ingredient
r's, Swift's and
other Reliable Manufacturers' Goods
itt or Mr. A. E. Padgett. Office at Farmers Bank
ie necessary imj)lements in both solid M
:he Universal Spiked Tooth Harrows, fig
Wow the disc. We can also supplyl!
ae Harrow, John Deere Middle Bust-|a
inches), Gantt's All-in-One Plows, jg
Planters and Guano Distributors. bj
. name and we will send you litera
tees on these implements.
IT & KERNAGHAN