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the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Cards of Thanks, Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
As charity covers a multitude of
sins before God, 90 does politeness be
Wednesday, April 21.
This spring there will not be even a
few days respite between the coal and
the ice bills. .
"Uncle Sam" should sell the Philip
pine Islands to the highest bidder. If,
after advertising the sale, no bids are
received, they should be given to some
nation that has greater need for them
than we have.
The Colonel would rather have the
publicity which accompanies the bring
ing of the suit against Barnes than to
have a verdict of $50,000 without the
publicity. He just couldn't remain out
of the limelight any longer.
The Colonel will not have a sufficient
number' left in the Progressive party
to make a quorum when the conven
tion is called next year. Senator Poin
dexter of Washington is the last Bull
Moose to vamoose the ranks.
The United States supreme court has
decided against Leo Frank, the At
lanta murderer. He must now pay the
penalty of death on the gallows for the
heinous crime he committed, unless
the pardon board of Georgia saves
The Advertiser entertains the belief
that the Japs are already planning and
secretly preparing for a conflict with the
United States. They are too shrewd
to show their hand now. The Japs,
like the Germans, will not strike until
they are ready.
Be it said to the credit of our county
officers, no school warrants or county
. claims have been discounted. Dolmr
for dollar has been promptly paid on
whatever the county has owed. In
some counties teachers are discount
ing their claims at eight and ten per 1
President Wilson is being urged to 1
call a peace congress of the neutral na
tions. It had better be held on this ?
side of the Atlantic instead of anywhere 1
in the neighborhood of The Hague. (
If held too near the Germans, the Zep- :
pelins might drop a bomb in the peace
It appears to us that the two papers *
pf Augusta could find more profitable ?
.employment than engaging in a war of
words, forcing their personal and busi
ness differences upon their readers. 1
Circulation controversies between com- 2
jpeting newspapers are always unpleas
ant and unprofitable. Yet sensible men
Will engage in^such wordy battles.
Rally at Johnston.
We desire to see Edgefield and every v
other community in the county largely
represented at the educational rally r
which is to be held at Johnston Fri- J
day of this week. This is to be a red ?
letter occasion for education in the
county as well as for Johnston and its
A very interesting programme has
been arranged. Besides addresses by
prominent educators and others, there
will be attractive music. Dinner will
be served free to all. who attend.
We trust that every school in the coun- ,
ty will be represented and that each
delegation will carry home with it
enthusiasm that will give an impetus
to education over the entire county]
While we have made progress in educa
tion, we have only made a beginning.
There is so much yet to be done. Let's
all assist in making the Johnston rally
a rousing success.
The Chautauqua. 1
Within ten days Edgefield will have
its first series of high-class entertain- 1
ment commonly called a chautauqua.
Just what it will mean to Edgefield
and vicinity, socially, intellectually and
religiously will depend upon the num
ber of people who attend. Our people
are fortunate in being able to hear the
viry best talent in impersonat ion, read
ing, music, oratory, etc.
In addition to the chautauqua pro
gramme proper, there will be an
address each aft.moonaby some promi
nenfgentleman who is capable of en
tertaining and edifying our people.
Let's improve the golden opportunity
that is presented by urging the people
pie far and near to attend the chautau
qua--^! three days and nights. Write
to your friends in adjoining communi
ties and invite and urge them to come.
By making the chautauqua of 1915 a
success it is probable that it can be
be made an annual event.
Negro Causes Riot.
Something new under the sun is a
race riot in Boston. Well, however
dubious one might hitherto have been
as to the possibility of race friction in
Boston, a riot on a small scale actually
occurred Saturday night in Ihe lobby
of the Tremont theatre. The princi
pal figure was Trotter, the negro who
insulted President Wilson in the White
House last year. Trotter has an ex
aggerated idea of his importance and
will yet hang himself if given sufficient
rope. Boston is learning that there
are negroes and negroes. Some make
good citizens, .while others make un
The race needs leaders, but leaders
of the right type. It needs more men
like Rev. C. T. Walker of Augusta,
but the negro race would profit by
having fewer men of the Trotter type.
Instead of a friend, he is an enemy to
his race. However, after all, he is
not so much to be blamed. As Boston
made him what he is, let the
Bostonians take their own medicine.
We do not want Trotter down here.
In fact, he would have to mend his
ways, or else he would find this part of |
the country altogether uncongenial.
Lynched For Trivial Offense.
There are some crimes so black that
even conservative, law-abiding men de
fend the act of the mob which appre
hends and shoots to death the perpetra
tor. While the demands of an outrag
ed people and violated law may be met
by summary execution at the hands of
the mob, yet the effect is demoralizing
and the reflex influence upon society is
A lynching occurred in a Georgia
town Saturday which is altogether
without justification from every stand
point. A negro was arrested and plac
ed in jail to await trial upon the charge
of stealing meat from a smokehouse.
During the night a mob went to the
prison, forced open the door, seized
the negro and shot him to death. The
men who killed the accused negro are
guilty of a greater crime he was and
should be dealt with severely. Public
sentiment should condemn lynch law
Let this lawless spirit increase and hu
man life will be unsafe; lynching for
the most trivial offense will become
prevalent. The community in which
the negro accused of stealing meat was
lynched has been demoralized by this
lawless act on the part of the mob. It
if this same spirit that has made
"ni^ht-riders" of Kentucky possible.
These lawless men of Kentucky have
destroyed property by fire and have
taken human life without the slightest
justification. Let the spirit of lawless
ness be stopped in its incipiency. Let
the people be taught to obey and re
spect the law and let criminals be pun
shed through the regularly established
I Hellions Notices. $
At Trenton Sunday morning at
11:15 preaching in the Presbyteri
At Johnston Sunday evening at
5 o'clock preaching in the Presbyte
Let every member, and others
vho can do so, hear the sermon on
'Sanctification" at Methodist church
lext Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
Notice change in hours. Sunday
icuool 10, preaching ll.
Effective Sunday, April 18
Train No. 231 will leave Edge
ield 10:10 A. M., leave Trenton
10:35 A. M., arrive Augusta 11:50
Train No. 229 will leave Edge
ield 11:20 A. M., arrive at Aiken
12:35 P. M.
Train 207 will leave Edgefield
7:20 P. M., arrive Augusta 9:25
Corresponding changes in sched
ules of trains at intermediate points.
For additional information com-'
J. A. ToWXSKNpj
Edgefield, S. C.
From April 5 to May 15 we will
give to, some lucky customer a 5
pound box of Norris candy every
Saturday nighi. Ask for ;t ticket
with each cu h purchase;
'..Collett ct Mitchell.
What Others Say I
Any business that cannot succeed
and nay dividends without child la
bor should fail.-Pickens Sentinel.
Dr. Dernberg says Germany would
be satisfied if the seas could beneutral
ized. But England, whose only safe
guard is the sea, will remember what
happened to neutralized Belgium.-News
Fighting evil in the city or anywhere,
for that matter, is precisely like fight
ing weeds in a rank soil-you're n?ver
done with the job. Still, the weeds
must be fought or they would soon
choke out all that we value.-Spartan
Chick Springs Menu.
If Tom Arnold matches with substan
tials Ed. DeCamp's speech menu for
the Press association meeting at Chick
Spring?, believe us, ?here will be some
eating at that glori?us resort when the
pencil pushers are gathered there.
Property and Conscience.
A Texas mayor advises people to re
turn property for taxation according'
to their conscience. That is what they
have been doing all along and most of
those who make returns have a darn
sight more property than consci?nce.
The Law in Charleston.
It has been proved beyond the shadow
of a doubt that the law can be enforc
ed in Charleston as well as anywhere
else, in spite of her "peculiar condi
tions"; and if Governor Manning's life
is spared we expect to see a great
transformation down there and a great
improvement in the enforcement of
law all over the state.-Newberry
Made Wise Selection.
. Governor Manning has acted wisely
and well in selecting Dr. C. Fred Wil
liams as superintendent of State Hos
pital for the Insane. His choice is ac
ceptable to those familiar with the
Sialifications of Dr. Williams and with
e needs of the unfortunate inmates
of the institution and shoul i therefor?
be acceptable to the public generally.
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Was your new dress very costly?"
"Very. Papa told my fiance what
it cost him, and be has diaappeaf" N
"Did your pa warm your jacket
like he said he was goin' to." "No.
Hut he het up my pants like bees a
"So your wife has stopped both
ering you for an automobile?"
*'Yes; I tipped oif a palmist she
patronizes to warn her against ever .
riding in one."
^Grandma, are you with-the cir- ?
eus? Of course not, child. What j
makes yon ask such a thing? I t
heard pa say that when yo? came ]
to visit us, we'd have an elephant ?
on our hands."-Brltiraore Ameri
Madge-lT don't think ther^d be
any fun in voting anyhow." Mar
jorie-"Sure there would. If a wo
man yo? didn't like were running.,
you oottld get all the fudge and so
:1a you wanted out of her and then
rote against ber."-Judge.
Yankee- If tome one were so ill
idvised as to call you a liar, colo
nel, in what light would you regard
Kentueky Colonel-I would re
gard it simply as a form of suicide,
Little-Laura-Are you going to
wear your religion to-day, grand
Grandma-What do you mean,
Little Laura-Papa says yon use
it as a cloak.
H i lda-If I grow up and get mar
ried, shall I have a husband like
Mother-I hope so, dear.
Hilda-If I don't get married,
sb??l I be an old maid like Aunt
Hilda-Well, I am in a fix, and
Vice President Marshall was de
scribing a precocious little girl.
"She showed her precocity the other
day, he said by a question that she
asked me. 1 had said to her in the
course of examination in mental
arithmetic. How old would a person
be who was born' in 1861?"
"?She smiled, and asked, was that
person a man or a woman?"
Town of Johnston
JOHNSTON, S. C.
Statement of financial condition of
the Town of Johnston. Johnston, S. C.,
fron June loth, 1913, to March 31st,
Cemetery (sales of lots)_ 280.C0
Bills payable (money borrowed) 1,200.00
Bills payable (balance due?
Mayor's salary. 437.50
Clerk and Treas, salary_ 175.00
Marshal's salary. 2,403.50
Real Estate (Cemetery)_ 700.00
Improvements (Cemetery).. 85.00
Bills payable_. 2,700.00
Interest on same_. 170.93
Sundries. . 1,761.81
Bills payable (balance due
on Cemetery)_. 500.00
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, I
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD. )"
Personally appeared before me, J. W:
Cox, and upon oath says that he has
examined the financial affairs of the
Town of Johnston, and that the fore
going statement is, to the best of his
knowledge and belief, correct, and that
the same sets forth the true condition
of resources and liabilities.
J. W. COX.
Sworn to before me this the 14th day
of April, A. D., 1915.
S. J. WATSON,
N. P. S. C.
Premier Carrier of the South
Schedule effective April 18, 1915.
Trains arrive from
208 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 am
230 Columbia, Trenton 10:55 a m
232 Charleston, Aiken 5:05 pm
206 Columbia, Tienton 8:35 p m
Trains depart to
209 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a m
231 Trenton, Augusta 10:10 a m
229 Aiken, Charleston 11:20 p m
290 Trenton, Augusta 7:40 p m
Schedules published only as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
For further information apply
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgef?eld, S. C.
Let us supply yon with seed Irish
potatoes that bear the stamp of
?overnraent inspection, which is a
guarantee against diseases that at
tack many potatoes. We have the
Early Rose, Bliss, Irish Cobblers
md other popular varieties.
Penn & Holstein.
finds us reac
etc., will pie;
We have 1
ment, and h
come out. .
inspect our s
Your Child's Cough is a Call For
Don't put off treating your Child's
Cough, lt not only sap? their
streng* h, but ofteu leads to more
serious ailments. Why risk? You
don't have to. Dr. King's New
Discovery is just the remedy your
Child needs. lt.is made with sooth
ing, healing and antiseptic balsams.
Will quickly check the Cold and
soothe your Child's Cough away.
No odds how bad theCouah or how
long standing, Dr. King's New Dis
covery will stop it. lt's guaran
teed. Just get a bottle from your
Druggist and fy it.-2
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliable UR.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sur.
pical dressing; that relieves pain and heals at
the same time. Not a liniment. 25c. ^'*^<oo
4"l"t"fr ?fr'M'.'l' 'l"t"M'
Just a Double Quartette of Them
WHILE THEY MUST BE
WOMEN OF BRAWN AND MUSCLE
+ They are Up-to-Date in the Style of Their Garments and *
Hats, and no Doubt Depend on Some Good
Drug Store for Many Items So Essential to
COLLETT & MITCHELL
We are prepared to supply the
needs of the boys and men.
SjjnngJSIujrts i ? g,
All are stylish and at reasonable
DORN & MIMS
Edgefield, South Carolina
ig season is now with us, and
ly to fill your wants in our lines,
o? Wash goods, consisting of
?rcales, Figured Lawns, Crepes,
iad a fine season in this depart
tave the new tftings that have
A new shipment to arrive this
many articles in our other de
lat will interest you. Call and
showings for spring.
Yours to serve,