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It is not from nature, but from edu
cation and habits, that onr wants are
Wednesday, May 19.
A gallon-a-month should be sufficient
hot weather like this.
President Wilson has proven himself
to be every inch a man.
If "in union there is strength,"
Uncle Sam belongs .in the Samsop
The Colonel may yet be given an op
portunity to re-organize his "Rough
The announcement that the outlook
points to a billio?-bushel wheat crop is
That last note of Mayor Grace to
Governor Manning is more curt than
The grape juice which the President
handed to the Kaiser was decidedly
tinctured with lemon.
How would it do to intern Dr. Dern
burg?-Greenwood Journal. It will
be better to return him?
We've decided that we don't care to
see the Panama exposition. They all
look just alike anyway, you know.
The "note" which the President
sent the Kaiser ought to be bankable,
being endorsed by 100,000,000 people.
Possibly so much ado would not have
_ been made over the destruction of the
Lusitania had Dr. Dernburg been
President Wilson has demonstrated
that the pen is mightier than the
swoid. However, he has both, should
occasion require them.
The British have lost three battle
ships in the Dardanelles, the last being
the Goliath. There must have been a
David among the Turks.
It was doubtless the observance of
the first law of nature-self-preserva
tion-that caused Dr. Dernburg to de
cide to return to the Fatherland.
A mummy was sold in New York the
other day for $200. That's certainly
a stiff price. -The State. Some fos
silized Edgefield fellows should rell for
less than that.
The courts of North Carolina have
upheld the gallon-a-month lav?. It is
so strongly supported by public senti
ment in'South Carolina that nobody feels
encouraged to take it into the courts.
Governor Manning is not pleased
with the efforts that have been made
to suppress the blind tigers in Charles
ton. Unless something more is done,
an ultimatum will probably be issued
to Mayor Grace.
Contrary to expectation, the con
sumption of cotton during the month of
April was greater than that of April
1914, and the quantity exported during
the month was about 60 per cent, more
than during April a year ago.
The Germans have been strong
enough and shrewd enough up to this
time to keep the locus belli beyond
their borders, thus saving their own
country much devastation and demorali
If Col. Roosevelt is really in earnest
about wanting to serve his country, he
will make another trip to South Amer
ica or Africa and remain away until
the war cloud passes over. He is more
of a hindrance than a help here at
Our friend, George Branson, the edi
tor of the Greenville News, made Jan
ideal ho3t last summer when the news
paper folk stopped over in Greenville
for a day, but we are not expecting
much from him this year. Cupid, how
ever, is responsible for his incapacity.
A lthough the reviewing of the Amer
ican navy in New York harbor was
planned many weeks ago, by a striking
co-incidence it took place at the
psychological moment-just at the time
the Kaiser was handed that note from
President Wilson. Probably he was
apprised of the fact that four miles of
American battleships are awaiting or
Dispensary a Failure.
Liquor selling under ?tate control
has been a failure in South Carolina.
The State dispensary became so cor
rupt that the people threw it over
board, and some of the counties that
have tried the county dispensary are
heartily sick of it. Even when graft
is not practiced, as was done with the
old State dispensary, it becomes a cor
rupt political machine that is a menace
to good government. That has been
the trouble in Aiken. In an editorial
last week, expressing approval of clos
ing the dispensaries in Aiken county,
the Aiken Standard had the following
to say in part:
"The dispensary was originated as a
solution of the whiskey traffic. It was
designed to eliminate whiskey from
politics. It has failed and failed ut
terly. It failed as a state institution,
and brought reproach upon South Car
olina. As a county institution, used
as a political machine, the coutrol of
the sale of liquor, becoming the mo
tive power, it lias in the method of its
operation and the purposes to which it
has been used, become a stench in the
nostrils of decency loving people."
Woman's Building Needed.
While no definite steps have been
taken, yet within the past few years
the suggestion has been made several
times that the women of Edgefield pur
chase a lot and erect a building that
will be all their own. There is much
that can be said in favor of the erection
of such a building. A rest room is
needed in Edgefield as a retreat for la
dies who come from a distance to spend
the day. A meeting place is needed
for such organizations as the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, the
Daughters of the American Revolution,
the Daughters of the Confederacy and
Dixie auxiliary. One room of the
building could be used as a woman's
A home or permanent dwelling place
should be provided for the steadily
growing public library. Should a room
be set apart in the woman's building
for the library, the town council should
contribute toward the erection of the
building. We believe that the women
of Edgefield would have their efforts
crowned with success, were they to un
dertake the purchase of a lot and the
erection of a building. It should be a j
creditable structure and it would there
fore require some time to raise the j
necessary funds. But a beginning
should be made.
Return to Normal Conditions.
While there is no rift in the war
elouds-in fact, they seem to grow
more ominous-yet one who observes
conditions is constrained to believe that
gradually a normal status is being re
stored in this country. There has been
a marked improvement in business all
along the line during the past 60 days.
An unmistakable evidence of this is
the appearance of the traveling sales
men again. During last fall and early
in the present year but few salemen
were making their usual trips in quest
of business. There was then practical
ly no business for anybody.
Of couise, there will not be anything
like a normal volume of business until
another crop has been harvested and
marketed. But unless the United States
become directly involved in this al
most world wide war, which is improb
able, every line of business should
prosper this fall. Everything points
to the fact that farmers will receive a
fair price for their produce and conse
quently they will have the money with
which to supply long-standing needs.
We say long-standing needs because of
the rigid economy that is being prac
ticed. Some people are denying them
selves things that heretofore were re
garded as necessities. As soon as crops
are harvested and marketed in the fall
these needs will be supplied, which will
put money in circulation that will
be felt by every profession and every
business. Yes, in spite of the war,
business conditions are gradually be
I Classified Column. J
FOR SALE: Pigs $5.00 a pair
or $2.50 each. Milton Parker, Jr.,
Edgefield, S. C.
FOR SALE: Two milch cows
with young calves. Essex pigs, and
one 3-4 Guernsey male calf.. L. R.
Brunsen Sr., Cleora, S. C.
FOR SALE-Lookout Mountain
Irish potatoes for seed at tl.50 per
bushel. 80 bushels grown on one
quarter of an acre. R. A. Wash,
Parksville, S. C.
FOR COTTON WEIGHER.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the position of public cotton
weigher for the town of Edgefield, and
respectfully solicit the support of those
who market cotton at Edgefield.
W. D. ALLEN.
If the Texas editor who used to shoot
his subscribers in the leg to remind
them of their unpaid subscriptions is
still living and at leisure, there is a
job for him in this office.-The State.
The attempt to make the farmers
think that Gov. Manning is trying to
keep them from forming secret organi
zation and interfering with their rights
is too absurd to fool anybody, and the
motive is apparent.-Newberry Ob
Surrounded by Trouble.
With the Mexican mess to the south
of us, with warring Europe to the east
of us, with Japan bullying China to
the west of us, the advocates of uni
versal peace are not discouraged. Nor
should they be. The supreme triumph
of Mars may be his final undoing.
News and Courier.
Let Them Worry.
The Spartanburg Journal asks: .
"Have you any idea what we can do
with all those college graduates that
will be turned loose on us next month?"
Let them do the worrying and they
will find plenty of worrying to do
while learning how little college is and
how big is the world.-Florida Times
"You can almost see your garden
growing to-day, can't you?" asks The
Spartanburg Journal. We can't quite
see it growing, Brother Booker; but
we thought we heard it growing the
other night and when we investigated
next morning discovered that our
j neighbor's cow had gotten in and laid
it low, by heck!-Pickens Sentinel.
Took Advantage of War.
China has yielded to Japan's ulti
matum, and Japan will proceed to take
charge of the country. This, of course,
would never have happened except for
the thoroughly demoralized condition
of affairs in Europe, and it is hardly
probable that it will be allowed to
stand after Europe begins to find her
self at the close of the war. To us it
seems that Japan has undertaken a
?retty go Dd sized contract.-Yorkville
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Rankin-Beanbrough has a terri
ble cold in his head from raising
his hat to the ladies.
Phyle-That's an altogether new
form of the tipping evil.-Judge.
She (passionately)-Will you be
true to me?
He (tenderly)-As true as the
rose bloom in your cheeks.
She-Why-er-isn't the moon
"My daughter has recently se
cured a position as stenographer in
a large office."
4LJ she a success?"
"Seems to be. She has already re
ceived three offert- of marriage."
Kansas City Journal.
An advertisement praising the
virtues of a new make of infant's
feeding bottles, says:
"When the baby is done drinking
it should be unscrewed and put in
the refrigerator or other cool place.
If the baby does not thrive on fresh
milk it should be boiled."
"What a pretty hat Mrs. Pinkey
wore this evening."
"Did you like it, dear?"
"Yes, it was very becoming. Why
don't you get hats like that?"
"You mustn't blame rae if I
laugh John. The hat you like is my
hat. Mrs. Pinkey borrowed it this
evening. It's the $30 hat you called
a fright. "-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The minister of a fashionable
church was endeavoring to teach the
significance of white to a Sunday
"Why said he, does a bride in
variably desire to be clothed in
white at her marriage?"
As no one explained, white, said
he stands for joy, and the wedding
day is the most joyous occasion of
a woman's life.
A small boy queried, "Well, why
do the men all weat black?"
"Charlie, said the young mother,
I've decided on a name for baby.
We will call her Imogene."
Papa was lost in thought for a
few moments. He did not like the
name, but if he opposed it his wife
would have her own way.
"That's nice, said he, presently.
My first sweetheart was named
Imogene, and she will take it as a
"We will call her Mary, after my
mother, was the stern reply."
Landreth's Garden Seed.
When in need of garden seed.
Irish Potatoes, Corn, Onion Sets,
etc., let us supply your wants.
W. E. Lynch & Co.
The Union Meeting of the 1st di
vision of the Edgefield Association
meets with Bethany Baptist church
May 29-30, 1915.
10:30, Devotional services con
ducted by the moderator.
11:00, Enrollment of delegates
and verbal reports from churches.
11:30, The layman's part; in a
spiritual revival? W. E. Lott, R.
T. Strom, Rev. G. H. Burton.
12:00, What should be the atti
tude of christians in the prohibition
election to be held in thin state in
September? JessOuzts, J. L. Minis,
Rev. W. B. Smith, Rev. E. P.
Jones, D. D.
Adjourn for dinner.
2:00, How can our union meet
ings be improved? G. L. Coleman,
A. S.Tompkins,Kev.J R.McKittrick.
2:30. What constitutes a good
pastor? F. P. Rush, Walter Cheat
ham, W. B. Cogburn, Rev. H. B.
3:00, How does the contributions
of our churches to missions compare
with their material prosperity? D.
L. Burnett, ?. Sheppard, Rev. P.
10:30, Sunday school.
11:30., Missionary sermon by
Rev. E. P. Jones, D. D., or Rev.
P. B. Lanham.
Adjournment for dinner.
2:0C, What aime should the Su
perintendent and teachers of a Sun
day schoo.l keep before them? R,
T. Stiom, W. ?. Cogbutn, Rev.
G. H. Burton.
2:30, What part should the pas
tor take in the Sunday school? Rev.
W. R. Smith, Rev. P. B. Lanham,
Rev. J. R. McKittrick, Dr. E. P.
J. E. Johnston.
Union meeting of 3rd division
meets with Bethlehem Baptist
church May 29-30. Meeting called
to order 11:00. Devotional service
by moderator. Enrollment of dele
gates and reports from each church.
1st, Are the different mission
boards, using the money to the best
advantage, L. G. Bell and J. C.
2nd, To what extent is a Chris
tian responsible for the salvation of
his neighbor, J. C. Harvley, Rev.
G. W. Bussey.
Adjourn for dinner 12:30.
3rd, What does the scripture
teach us as to Christian assurance,
W. R. Leggat,.P: H. Bussey.
4th, Is the mission spirit grow
ing in our churches as they become
informed on the needs of the boards.
Rev. P. J?. Lanham and Bro. War
5th, Why is tbe missionary Bap
tist making a greater growth than
the Primative Baptist in the last de
cade, Jno. G. McEie, W. R. Parks.
Sunday morning Sunday school
at regular hour lu:30.
6th, Are we getting what we
should from our union meetings,
S. T. Adams, Thos. McAlister.
Missionary sermon by Rev. Mr.
Adjourn for dinner.
7tb, W bat attitude should Chris-!
tians take in the prohibition elec
tion in this State in September, Dr.
W. G. Blackwell.
8thr Ho w does the spiritual con
dition of our churches compare
with their material prosperity, T.
G. Talbert, J. M. Garnet.
H. E. Bunch,, for Committee.
Very low round-trip fares, spe
tions announced by. the
The "Official Route" fi
Train No. 132 will carry throug
Both of these trains will carry
will be given to the handling of the
Proportionately low excursion 1
Excursion tickets will be on sa
extension of final limit may be obtain
gt a fee of fifty cents.
Tickets will be good for stop-o^
For further information and Pi
s. H. MCLEAN, D. P. A.,
Columbia, South Carolina
Whole Family Dependent.
Mr. E. 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
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Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELB, S. C.
UkpURE DRUGS WM
J- THERE ARE IN TML>3E CI^AVI^P1
?46,887 jgyjgfc? . 9.670
MALES ^vjr^<^^f Jl^^^iEMALES
P?RVEY?R5 OF EATS
These People Figure Prominently in Our Daily Lives
We Would Miss Them if They Closed Up for a Week
But Equally Important
Are Pure Drugs and Reliable Remedies
There Are Times
When Nothing Will Take Their Place
WHEN THAT' TIME COMES, COME HERE
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We have hot weather garments that will keep you
cool from head to foot.
Large assortment of Palm Beach
suits, two-piece suits in Serges and
other light material. AU stylish
and reasonable in price.
Big stock of Underwear of all
We sell Eclipse Shirts-nothing
better on the market for the money.
Try a pair of Crossett or Selz
Schwab Oxfords. All leathers and
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