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Associate with men of good quality,
if you esteem your own reputation; it
is better to be alone than in bad com
Wednesday, June 9.
Th-^ Ford automobiles have made De
What is so empty these days as a col
With cotton placed at 80 per cent,
by the government report, the grass crop
should be about 105.
Petrograd hasn't all the liars. There
is the fellow who says he can drink or
let it alone.-The State. And then
there is the married man who says he's
the boss of his house.
The knowing ones tell us that the
hay crop will be short next year. Bet
ter sow liberally of peas. You may
not be able to get Western hay even if
you have the money.
If Andrew Carnegie is still so anx
ious to die poor, he might enter the
English shipping business.-The State.
"Uncle" Andy" might also undertake
publishing a live newspaper in a dead
By using the deadly gas, unmindful
of the fact that it suffocates women
and children BS well as the enemy in
the trenches, the Germans have caused
the anathemas of all neutral nations to
be heaped upon them."
General Depression may be al90 en
listed among the missing. -The State.
Gen. Green is yet strongly entrenched
in the agricultural fastnesses of this
neck of the woods.
The war spirit has reached Spartan
burg. Two bank presidents had a fis
ticuff on the street last week and two
lawyers also used nature's weapons
very vigorously in the court room. If
these men of fighting proclivities are
not yet satisfied, the Allies will be glad
to make room for them in their depleted
A Masterly Production.
The "Greater Florence Edition"
which was issued by the Florence Daily
Times last week was a gem. a masterly
production, especially in these war
times. The issuing of a 32-page beau
tifully illustrated edition from a news
paper office in one of the smaller cities
of the State is an achievement of which
anyone should feel justly proud. The
very favorable publicity which it gives i
the town of Florence will bring large
returns for that progressive city of the
Pee Dee. We extend our sincere con- ,
gratulations to Brother James Evans ,
upon the success which he made of the
"Greater Florence Edition." Having
such a progressive and ably edited pa
per as The Times, is of itself sufficient
assurance that Florence will continue '
to grow greater and greater. |
Quality, Not Numbers, Counts.
As long as there is any doubt of the
status of the submarine, it behooves 1
us to have more of them than the other
The fact that England and France
have six times as many submarines as
Germany and yet Germany's subma
rines have probably destroyed six times
as many vessels as those of England
and France combined, convinces one
that it is not the number of submarines
that counts, but rather the kind or
efficiency of the submarine. If we are
to judge by the proneness of our subma
rines to go to the bottom of the oceans
on the slightest provocation, we could
not cope with the German submarines
even if we had 10 to their one. Let's
not try to outnumber the other fellow,
rather let's try to outclass him in the
matter of efficiency and effectiveness.
Inhuman Methods Condemned.
That Germany is a great country, no
one who reads will deny, and that the
German people are in the forefront of
the world's progress along every line
of human endeavor every well-inform
ed person will concede. Notwithstand
ing the high plane which the Germans
occupy in the scale of nations, they
have been censured because they pre
cipitated the cruel war that is being
waged, and this censure has become
more bitter and more widespread be
cause of the inhuman methods that
have been adopted by the Germans
in prosecuting the war.
The papers of Monday carried the
following dispatch, which indicates that
the Germans stop short of nothing to
carry their purpose, however much in
nocent women and children may
"The Russian positions on the
Bzura-Rawka, line were technically
perfect, but down the center of the
long valley the (German) cases flow
ed as through an eaves trough. The
scenes which followed were appalling.
Every living thing suffered. Hardly a
horse or cow or fowl remained alive.
Women and children, as well as other
non-ecmbatants and soldiers, were kill
ed in large numbers.
"A careful study of the patients
showed that in most cases where death
did not immediately result they were
attacked with fits like those following
tetanus the first day, which recurred
on the third day and were followed by
death. Post-mortem examinations
showed dilated hearts and spleens and
watery blood. The Russian experts
declare that the gas probably contains
chloride, bromine and iodide."
On land and sea and also from the
air the Germans have ruthlessly disre
garded the lives of women and chil
dren. While one admires the spendid
civilization which has been built by the
Germans, yet one can not condemn too
severely the methods which have been
employed by them in this war.
Secretary of State Bryan Resigns.
The announcement that the Hon
William Jennings Bryan has resigned
as Secretary of State came aa a great
surprise and disappointment to many.
His withdrawal from the administra
tion at this juncture is indeed unfor
tunate, causing the burden of adjust
ing international differences to fall
heavier upon President Wilson. His
action will be misunderstood abroad,
leading the uninformed nations, both
belligerents and neutrals, to believe
that we are not a united people, and
that there is dissension among those
who administer the affairs of govern
ment. According to the words of both
Mr. Bryan and President Wilson, there
is no actual difference between them
in the aim or end to be accomplished
but in the means to be adopted.
Vv e believe Mr. Bryan has made a
serious mistake. He was chosen to
serve the people in a responsible posi
tion and just at the time when his ex
perience and services were needed most
he relieved himself of the responsibili
ty. His summary action would have
been justified had the ceief executive
been a different type of man, one
whose policies were altogether at va
riance with his own. Had, for exam
ple, Col. Roosevelt been president, Mr.
Bryan could, with good reason, have
said that he was out of harmony with
the president and, therefore, his con
victions and ideas as to promoting
world-wide peace forced his resigna
tion. However, as the views of the
President and the Secretary of State
upon the great question practically co
incide, Mr. Bryan has, in our judgment,
nothing to offer by way of extenuation
for his rash act. This desertion of the
Democratic leader-yea, more, this
leader of all the people-at a time
when unswerving loyalty becomes one's
bounden duty, will seriously injure Mr.
Bryan's political prestige.
Council of J. O. U. A. M.
Tuesday night of last week a
Council of the Junior Order of
American Mechanics was organized
in Edgefield with 3U members. The
Council was instituted by Mr. J. S.
Wilson, the slate secretary of Lan
caster. The following officers were
elected: M. P. Wells, junior past
counselor; J. !). Smith, counselor;
S. M. ?Smith, vice counselor* L. S.
Quarles, chaplain; J. A. Townsend,
recording secretary; A. M. Timmer
man, assistant recording secretary;
T. A. Hightower, financial secreta
ry; L. T. May, treasurer; J. E.
Reece, conductor; J. W. Reese,
warden; H. W. Hair, outside senti
nel, and J. H. Thompson, inside
sentinel. Messrs. L. T. May and J.
B. Smith were elected delegates to
the State "convention which meets
in Columbia on August 3. The coun
eil will hold its first meeting Friday
night, June ll, and will probably
meet regularly twice each month,
the second and fourth Friday nights.
This is a very flourishing order in
many towns and cities in this 'and
otner states, and it is probable that
many others will unite with the
In Honor of Mrs. Rhodes,
Tuesday evening of last week
Mrs. J. D. Holstein entertained with
bridge in honor of Mrs. Charles
Rhodes of Macon, who has received
many delightful social attentions
since she came a fortnight ago to
visit her sister, Mrs. N. G. Evans.
As the guests who were present on
this occasion were adepts in hand
ling cards, the game was spirited
and interesting throughout. The
lady's prize was won by Mrs. Evans.
At the close of the contest Mrs.
Holstein served a delicious salad
course, followed by ices.
U. D. C. Meeting.
On Thursday afternoon the U. D.
C. held their meeting at the horne
of Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, a large
attendance showing continued in
terest in this organization. Several
matters of business were attended
to, among them the sending of a
contribution to the veterans relief
A demit was granted Mrs. Agatha
Woodson, on her request to join the
Aiken chapter. The election of
officers resulted in the following:
President, Mrs. J. D. Holstein, vice
president, Mrs. R. A. Marsh; cor
responding secretary, Mrs. Leslie
Kernaghan, recording secretary,
Mrs. Lovick Smith; treasurer, Mrs.
VV. S. Cogburn; registrar, Miss
Sophie Dobson; recorder of crosses,
Mrs. N. M. Jones, historian, Mrs.
E. Pendleton Jones; gleaner, Mrs.
B. B. Jones.
At the close of the election, it be
ing the occasion for the celebration
of Jefferson Davis' birthday, a
very interesting paper on Jefferson
Davis versus. Abraham Lincoln
was read by Mrs. Pendleton Jones
and Jefferson Davis March, com
posed by Rev. P. P. Blalock was
played by Mrs. VV. S. Cogburn,
who also gave other selections at
the close of the programme.
A very dainty refreshment con
sisting of iced tea and sandwiches
was served by the hostess. Mrs.
Tillman, as vice-president of the
organization presided. Most of the
officers retained their positions,
new officers being re-elected be
cause ol several resignations.
Baptist Sunday School at Centre
From the hour the announcement
was made several weeks ago that a
picnic would be given at Centre
Spring, all of the nearlv 200 chil
dren of the Baptist Sunday school
have been on the tip-toe ol expecta
tion and anticipation. And not
one of them was disappointed,
the occasion disproving the state
ment of some writer to the effect
that "all earthly delights are sweet
er in expectation than in enjoy
Superintendent W. B. Cogburn
and a number of the teachers were
on the ground early to receive the
children and young people as they
arrived in buggies, wagons, car
riages and automobiles. Mr. J. R.
Timraerman and Mr. Wad Allen
were also among the early arrivals
and soon had ice lemonade prepared
in unlimited quantity, freely dis
pensing numberless classes through
out the day.
One thing quite conspicuous
about this picnic was that all pres
ent were young, very young people.
They were all boys and girls on this
occasion. Superintendent Cogburn,
Will Strom, Luther Quarles and
Will Lott were as young and
sprightly and gay as any of the
bare-footed boys, and Mrs. B. B.
Jones, Mrs. W. E. Lott, Mrs. C.
E. May, Mrs. E. J. Norris,?Mrs. J.
L. Mims and dozens of the other
near-old ladies were again in their
teens and played the gaines and
danced the near-dances with the
children as heartily and gracefully
as Terpsichore would have done.
We h>ve never seen asocial gath
eiing more thoroughly enjoyed,
alike by children, young people and
those of the older generation. The
officers and teachers of the Sunday
school with commendable abandon
and unselfishness gave themselves
over to the children, leaving no step
untaken that would promote their
At the conclusion of several hours
of pleasure derived from the games
on the pavilion in the forenoon one
hour recess was taken for dinner.
More than a score of well-filled
baskets supplied dinner in abundance
which was spread upon the table,
all partaking as if it were one large
The programme for the afternoon
diversion was varied by the addi
tion of several recitations and songs
by the children, all of which were
rendered in a highly creditable man
ner. The climax of the day was
the grand cake-walk, Mrs. McMur
rain and Mr. J. L. Mims giving the
signal that decided what couple
should receive the beautiful cake.
Fortune favored little Misses Eliza
beth Rives and Geneva Quarles,
who were presented with the cake
by Mr. Mims.
On behalf of the Baraca class
Mr. W. B. Cogburn presented Prof.
C. C. Ross with a pair of gold cuff
The picnic at Centre Spring af
forded an outing for the school that
will be long remembered, and the
officers and teachers are to be com
mended for making such a pleasant
occasion possible. The Sunday
school is under obligation to Mr.
W. F. McMurrain for the valuable
assistance be gave in providing for
such a large number of childi en.
Besides sending thirty-four out at
one load on his big Chero-Cola
truck, he carried seven young peo
ple in their automobile.
3. M. I. Closes Successfu
Green wood,.lune 3.-Bailey cha
el was crowded Tuesday for t
closing night of the B. M.
commencement. After invocati<
by tua' R.-v. L. P. McGhee, past
of Main Street Methodist cburc
the senior class oratorical conte
followed. The following four mer
hera of the senior class participate*
Cadets J. E. Bolton and J. E. Bun
-ides, Jr., of Greenwood, Cad
Capts. J. E. Edens of Sumter ar
L. A. Odom of Bennettsville.
Former Gov. John C. Sheppai
of Edgefielcl was then -introduce*
His subject was, ''Can a House L)
vided Against Itself Stand?"
After this address the diplomi
to the members of the senior ela?
were delivered by C. C. Feathe
stone, a member of the board (
visitors. The young men recei'
ing diplomas were: Cadets J. 1
Bolton, Greenwood; J. E. Burnsidt
of Greenwood, J. K. Coleman c
Greenwood, Capt. J. E. Edens c
Sumter, G. M. Elarn of Lincolntoi
C. H. liiggans of Moderes, Capt. I
A. Odom of Bennettsville, H. M
Tarkington of Greenwood, Cap'
W. R. Patrick, Varaville; J. I
Patrick, Varaville; S. VV. Tolbei
of Parksviile, J B. Edwards of Ai
The senior medals were then d<
livered by the Rev E S Reeves c
Honea Path. The first honor med?
known as the Bailey medal wa
awarded to Cadet Capt L A Odot
of Bennettsville and the secom
honor medal known as the W
Suead medal was awarded to Cade
if fi.Burnsides, Jr., of Greenwooc
The judges were the Rev E ?
Reeves of Honea Path, Prof R ]
Moody of McCormick, J L Mim
of Edgefield, Dr. A T Jamison o
Greenwood and S Brooks Marshal
The literary magazine medal wa
awarded to Cadet J E Edwards o
Anderson. Prof W W Benson, th
new member of the faculty, present
ed the medals.
The medal for the best drille?
company in the battalion known a
the E J Smith medal, was then pre
sented to Capt J E Edens of Sum
ter, captain of company D. Eacl
member of the company was pre
sented with a silver medal. The pre
sentation was made by J. L. Mimi
Tuesday morning the batalioi
composed of four companies en
gaged in a competitive drill for th<
best drilled company for the abov<
Col. F. N. K. Bailey, superin
tendent, then made the closing an
n55uncement8. Two new mern ben
of the faculty were announced. Pro]
W W Henson will be head of thc
department of history. Prof N ?
Hanna, a graduate of Erskine col
lege, will be the other new member
Col. Bailey announced with regret
the resiguation of Maj. W D Work
man as commandant. Maj Work
man goes to Greenville where ht
will engage in the practice of law.
He will be succeeded as command
ant by Capt O L Long, graduate of
the Citadel, who has been acting as
assistant commandant. Col. Bailey
stated that the session, despite the
hard times, had been the must suc
cessful one the institution had evei
had, 180 men having been enrolled.
The outlook for the next year wai
The first day of commencement
was one filled with interest for at
tendants. The first event ot the
day was the contest in the college
chapel before the faculty and stu
dents pai ticipated in by the lower
school men for the gold medal of
fered by S. G. Hodges. The medal
was won by Cadet Dreher of Colum
bia. At 5:30 o'clock the cadet bat
talion headed by the band eave a
parade on Main street followed by
dress parade under the command of
Lieut. Geo. C. Bowen, IT. S. A.
The battalion was reviewed by the
superintendent, members of the
staff and the board of visitors of
Monday evening in the B. M. I.
chapel, a large audience heard the
declamation contests for three other
gold medals. In the first year class
the medal, offered by A. F. McKis
sick, of the board of visitors, was
won by Cadet T. A. Stone of Vara
ville. In the second year class the
medal, offered by C. C. Feather
stone, was .won by Cadet J. H. Seal
of Greenwood, subject: "Surrey's
Dream." In the third year class the
medal offered by H V R Schr?der
of the board of visitors was won
by Cadet M A Bateman of Camden,
subject: "Behold the American."
The judges were S. C. Hodges, H.
C. Tillman, D. A. G. Ouzts, W. W.
Nickels and Kenneth Baker. The
presentation was made by S. C.
Hodges. The medal offered by Dr.
E. C. Connor tor the best drilled
recruit was won by Cadet Rizer of
Leesville. The medal offered by
Col. D. A. G. Ouzts for the best
frilled cadet was won by Cadet
Griffin of Henea Path. Both med
als were presented by Henry C.
Rev. P. B. Lanham spent met of
la?t week at his daughter, Mrs.
Henrv MeKie, helping to nurse their
little baby. We are glad to report
tho child is improving.
Mr. J. E. Caldwell, of Texas,
are visiting relatives at Ropers.
We are glad to see Miss Lena
Lanham at home again.
Mrs. Joe Mays is spending some
time with her niece, Mrs. Jennings
at Plum Branch.
Miss Minnie Lanham is back from
school. We are always glad to see
our girls come back from school.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Boswell and
Mrs. G. M. Boswell spent a very
pleasant day at Mr. and Mrs. John
Mr. Frank Adams and Mr. Harris
Mathis were the guest at Mr. D.
E. Lanham, Sunday.
Mrs. Wiley Wells and Miss Ruth
Miller were in Augusta Saturday.
Miss Eva and Effie Adams have
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Dill were
the guests of Mrs. J. S. Williams
Miss Emmie and Grace Lanham
spent the week-end at Edgefield last
The farmers are behind with their
work on accouut of so much rain.
Miss Mattie Lanham is visiting
We were glad to see Mrs. Reece
and Miss Georgia at Republican
I have sold my restaurant and
fruit business in Edgefield to James
Velix, and trust thai he will receive
the same kindly consideration of
the people here that they have ac
corded me. I wish to thank my
friends and the people generally of
the town and county for the gener
ous patronage which they have
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
I take this means of notifying the public that I
have purchased the EDGEFIELD FRUIT RES
TAURANT COMPANY, formerly conducted by
John Scavens & Co., and I will continu? the business
at the same stand, next door to the postoffice.
I will conduct a First-class Restaur
ant all the year round, serving meals
at all hours. We solicit your patron
age and guarantee to please youe
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To nave A
Copyriiht 1909, br C. E. Zimmerau Co.-No. 44
F all the unhappy homes,
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, when it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, Vice-President;
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams, Thos. H. Rainsford, John'
Rainsford, B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, E. J. Mims, J. H.