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We do not aim to correct the man
we hang; we correct and warn others
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Wednesday, June 16.
Mr. Bryan should add a little ginger
to his grape juice. .
Winnsboro should erect an enduring
monument to Sheriff Hood.
When a great man makes mistakes
they are usually great ones.
Mr. Bryan is an ex-secretary of state,
but he will never be an ex-president
We are willing to stake 16 to 1 that
Mr. Bryan will yet regret his rash act
As between marines and submarines*
the subs seem to be the most dreaded.
Our ship has been long delayed in
coming in. It must have been sub
Interest in the Frank case will eclipse
the Georgia legislature which is soon
to convene. _
Mr. Bryan eschewed that note of
the President as some people do the
Whether Mr. Bryan likes a sensation
or not, he knows how to create one of
If the war and the Frank case were
eliminated from the Georgia papers,
there would be but little left.
Obregon lost his right arm in a Mexi
can battle a few days ago. There
are not a few who wish it had been his
It is pradicted that the boll weevil
will reach Georgia by 1916. Better
-keep up the diversification that has
been started this year.
If conscience impelled his resigna
tion, it appears that conscience would
go a step further and prevent his leading
the people into disloyal paths.
If those communications which the
President addresses to the Kaiser are
only notes, we hope it will not be nec
essary for him to write any letters.
The county dispensaries take a heavy
toll from the pockets of the people of
the "wet" counties. The total sales
in the 15 dispensary counties for the
month of May amounted to $212,475.26.
There is but one thing that makes
us question the correctness of the
President's course in this exigency, and
that is the endorsement of the Col
Now that German dye has advanced I
from $90 to SI,750 per barrel, it is
probable that white hosiery has come I
to stay, at least until the war is (
Bryan evidently prefers to leave i
peace prints on the sands of time. -
The State. He should have left finger I
prints on that last note to the
We can not hold up our hands
in holy horror at Mexico as long as ,
such tragedies as the one at Winns- ?
boro Monday are enacted in South ,
The man who deliberately shoots
down a sheriff because he will not sur
render a prisoner into the hands of a j
mob, is as great enemy to society as ,
the criminal himself.
These short dresses are shocking
when there are holes in the stock
ings.-Columbia Record. As muddy
streets have to be crossed, hosiery
ought to be holeles3 even when skirts
-^ -m ^
This exchange of "notes" between
belligerents and neutrals is a fine thing
for the cable owners. The cable tolls
of the State Department amounted to
$30,000 for one month since the war be
"More power for governors," says a
headline in the Augusta Chronicle.
Maybe the governor of Georgia should
be given more power but the chief exec
utive has too much already on this side
of the Savannah.
Trifles Growth of Nation.
What is said to be the largest flag of
the United States in existence was
presented Monday tc the city of St.
Louis. It is 78 by 150 feet and weighs
400 pounds. The size of this flag, as
compared with the first flag which
Betsy Ross made for Gen. Washing
ton, may be said to typify the growth
of the nation. The first flag was the
standard of less than 3,000,000 people
the flag of the "baby nation" of
the earth. The present flag is the
standard around which more than 100,
000,000 rally-the flag of the leading
nation of the earth. President Wilson
has caused the "Star Spangled Ban
ner" to be respected throughout the
earth ss no other flag that is unfurled
to the breezes on land or sea.
? Backward Step.
Japan has made more national prog
ress during the past few decades than
any other nation, and this rapid trans
ition from heathendom to civilization
has been attributable more to the
Christian religion than to anything
else. Great is the pity then that Japan
does not fully realize this and open the
door still wider, removing every bar
rier in the way cf the spread of the
gospel. Instead of removing barriers,
it oppears that Japan in contemplating
some reforms in government that will
very materially handicap missionaries
in their work. When this backward
step is taken, should it ever be done,
it will mark the beginning of retrogres
sion as a nation on the part of Japan.
The world at large is interested in
Japan, because she has reached a stage
of development that makes her a world
power and must now be reckoned with.
Let us hope that Japan will not take a
backward step in the matter of re
ligion. The Japs are a sagacious peo
ple and what they most need now is
heart culture, which comes only
through the influence of the Christian
Street Railway Strike.
Millions of people in Chicago are suf
fering from a tie-up of the city railway
system, due to the strike precipitated
by 14,000 employees. The company
sells about 3,000,000 fares per day,
which shows to what extent congestion
has resulted from the strike. The
cause of the strike is the demand for
higher wages on the part of employees,
their demand being refused by the
company. We do not know anything
as to the justice of the demand on the
part of the employees in this particular
instance, bat, speaking generally, this
is not a time when wages or salaries
can be increased.
There is a possibility that this strike,
like some that have occurred in the
South, was precipitated by officials of
the labor unions. The men "higher
up" in labor organizations must occa
sionally bring about a strike in order
that they may then step in and take
the part of the union men, impressing
upon these men the importance of hav
ing national officials to represent them
when demands are made upon their em
ployers. Cases are not infrequent in
which thousands of working men and
their families have been made to suffer
as a result of a strike that was ordered
by some union official living many hun
dreds of miles away. We like to see
men of every trade and profession or
ganized, but we do not like to see
thousands of people suffer and the pub
lic greatly inconvenienced in order that
a few men may be benefited.
Mob Always Unreasonable.
Whenever individuals form them
selves into a mob to commit an act
that is without the pale of law, gener
ally the operations of the mob extend
beyond even what they themselves at
first intended to accomplish. One man
bent upon wrong doing may be reason
ed with, his purpose changed, but to
reason with one or more hundred men
who are determined upon committing
an unlawful act is practically *an im
possibility. The momentary courage,
resulting from the force of numbers,
engenders a spirit of defiance and a
determination that is altogether heed
less of reason.
Following the anti-German demon
strations in London, there broke out a
few days ago in Moscow an anti-Ger
man demonstration and street riot of a
more serious nature. With their de
mand, that German operatives be dis
charged from all mills, unheeded, the
Russians began to raid and loot Ger
man stores. Finally in their mad rush
to destroy property, the members of
the mob did not confine their looting
to stores of foreigners but many Rus
sians themselves, being hoist upon
their own petard, had their places
robbed and demolished.
One of the worst features of mob
rule and mob violence is the demorali
zation which the members of the mob
themselves art: bound to experience,
and thus while incapable of exercising
sober thought and judgment they not
infrequently commit rash deeds that
bring shame upon themselves and the
community and State of which they
are a part. The dispatch from Russia
shows that human nature, we might in
this instance say "mob nature," is the
same the world over.
Remember the movies every
I What Others Say
Edgefield Should Try lt.
A town is like a girl. It is wonderful,
wonderful what a little fixing up will
do for her. -Barnwell People.
The Miss Understanding.
Some lovers quarrels are caused by
miss understandings, and others are
caused by the miss understanding the
Can Fight 'em.
Every man who really wants to fight |
Germany can make the necessary ar
rangements without any considerable
difficulty. There are already a good
many Americans in the trenches.
About this time of the year some of
the young college graduates begin to
learn that an alumnus may not be so
"luminous" as his title might suggest,
and that after all it is possible to be a
college graduate and a blooming fool
Not a Jingo.
Taft says: "If we had a jingo in the
White House, this country would now
be at war with Germany. Instead, our
chief executive is a man who appreciates
his responsibility and realizes that,
considering the temper of the people, a
turn of his hand would plunge us into
an international conflict. "-Orangeburg
Times and Democrat,
Against Pool Rooms.
A poll of Greenwood's leading busi
ness men has revealed the fact that
practically all of them are opposed to pool
rooms, and do not hesitate to put them*
selves on record to that effect in the
Eublic prints. While much of the
armful effect of a pool room depends
upon the character of i:he manage
ment, we are of the opinion that every
community would be far better oft
without these institutions than with
America's Demands Stated.
The understanding is that President
Wilson's reply to the German reply will
go forward to-day. The bone of con
tention, as we understand it, 4 'Is Ger
many willing to go back to the recog
nized mandate of international law,
and refrain from sinking hostile pas
senger steamers until after she has
boarded them and given the crew a
chance to get off. Next of course
Germany will be required to apologize
for sinking the Lusitania and agree to
make such reparation as may be de
manded for the loss of American lives.
Another Blow to Whiskey.
Colonel Maus, Surgeon General of"
the Eastern Department of the United
States Army, now on the retired list
after active service in the Medica)
Corps, has this to say about alcohol: a
"Practically all of the crime corni
mitted in the army, directly or indi'
rectly, can be traced to the effects
of alcohol. Murders, robberies, de
sertions, courtmartial, and dismissal of
officers, prison and guard house sen
tences of enlisted men, fights, brawls,
broken friendships, misery, wretched
ness, and moral degeneracy, should
generally be ascribed to the use of in
Remember this is the deliberate
opinion of an Army doctor of forty
one years experience. It is just a cold
blooded summary of what be has ob
I Smile Provokers *
Mr. Tompkins was obliged to
stop over night at a small country
hotel. He was shown to his room by
the one boy the place afforded, a
"X am glad there's a rope here in
ca?e of fire, commented Mr. Tomp
kins, as he surveyed the room, but
what's the idea of putting a Bible in
the'room in such a prominent place?'
"Dat am intended foh use, sah,
replied the boy, in case de fire am
too far advanced foh yo' to make
yo' escape, sah."-Harper's Maga
Gerald had been spending the
Christmas season with his aunt, and
when he returned home his mother
"Gerald, I hope you were a good
little boy while you were at aunt
Louise's house, and didn't tell any
"I only told ber the one you put
me up to, said Gerald."
"I put you up to? Why what on
earth do you mean?" cried the sur
"Why, when she asked rae to
have more turkey, I said, no, thank
you, I've had enough." **
A merchant who had been travel
ing some mouths was, on his return,
informed of the death of a valued
friend. A few days later ' he called
upon the beaeived widow to offer
his expressions of sympathy. During
the visit he remarked:
"I was a good friend of your late
husband. Is there not something of
his which I could have as a memen
to of him?"
She raised to his her velvety
brown eyes, which a few moments
before were moist with tears, and
said softly, "How would I do?"
A Sign Board.
I will paint you a sign board, rumseller,
And hang it above your door,
A truer and better sign board
Than ever you had before.
I will paint with the skill of a master,
And many shall pause to see
This wonderful piece of painting,
So like the reality.
I will paint yourself, rumseller,
As you wait for that fair young boy,
Just in the morn of manhood,
A mother's pride and joy.
He has no thought of stopping,
But you greet him with a smile,
And you seem so gay and friendly
That he pauses to chat awhile.
I will paint you again, rumseller,
I will paint you as vou stand,
Holding a glass of liquor.
Sparkling in either hand,
He wavers; but you urge him
"Drink! pledge me just this one,"
And he lifts the glass and drains it,
And the hellish wirk is done.
And next I will paint a drunkard,
Only a year has flown,
But into thi3 loathsome creature
The fair young boy has grown.
The work was sure and rapid,
I will paint him as he lies
In deathlike drunken slumber,
Under the wintry skies.
I will paint the form of the mother,
As she kneels at her darling's side;
Her beautiful boy was dearer
Than all the world beside.
I will paint the shape of a coffin,
And label it one word-lost,
I will paint all this, rumseiler,
I will paint it free of cost.
The sin and the shame and the sorrow,
The crime and the want and the woe,
That were born there in your rumshop,
No hand can paint, you know.
But I will paint you a sign, rumseller,
And many shall pause to view
That wonderful swinging sign board,
So terribly, fearfully true.
Sayings of "Billy" Sunday.
The launching of a boy or girl
to live for Christ is greater work
than to lannch a battleship.
. I tell you, if you give God a
chance, he will fill your heart to
overflowing- Just give him a chance.
There is no power on earth that
can lift to heaven, or shove to hell,
like the touch of a mother's hand.
What's the use of trying to keep
your boys from becoming cigaret
fiends when their fathers smoke a
The only way on God's earth you
will ever solve the problem of
reaching the masses, is by getting
hold of the children. You get the
boys and girls started right and the
devil will hang crepe on his door.
To plant a thought in the mind
of a child that will stay there and
grow, is greater character beats
building a Building character beats
building a skyscraper, or battleship,
ot a railroad.
I tell yon, woman, fooling away
your time hogging and kissing a
'poodle dog, caressing a Spitz, drink
ing a society bran mash or cock
tail, and playing cards is mighty
small business, compared to mold
ing the life of a child.
Mothers and teachers of children,
whjther in public school or Sunday
school, fill places so great th it there
isn't any angel in heaven that
wouldn't be glad to give a bushel
of diamonds toc?me down here and
take your place.
A young man joined the church
and the preacher asked him, ''What
was it that I said that induced you
to become a Christian?" Said the
young man, "Nothing that 1 ever
heard you say, but it was the way
my mother lived."
There is power enough in a word
or act to blight a boy or girl, and
through them to curse a communi
ty. There is a power enough in a
word or act to influence the life of
a child, so it will become the power
to lift the world to Jesus Ohtist.
Charity and Children.
How to Make a Fly Swatter.
Buy some wire fly screening. Cut
it in pieces five inches wide and
dght and a half inches long. Bind
the two sides and one end with
black cloth. Next, fold over the
two lower corners of the unbound
end and secure this into a strong
and slender, wooden handle, 10
In making this handle your in
genuity will devise everything
from soaked cedar with ends to
combinations of rulers and taeks.
It is the finest thing in the world
for swatting flies. There should be
a nail in every room, on which is
always found one or more of these
If you prefer to buy the swats
get them by the dozen, for an occa
sional fly will get into even the
best screened house, and that fly
may be the very one that brings
second-summer trouble to the baby.
It is more effective to kill a dozen
flies now than a thousand in mid
Should you be renewing your
screens, get the wide kind and the
strip you cut off the side will be
just the width for swatters and it
will cost almost nothing.-Progres
We want the farmers to know
that we have just received a car of
Cerealite for top and side dressing.
Send in your orders.
W. W. Adams & Co.
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 continue 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 you.
We have accepted the agency for the
Ford Automobiles for Edgefield County,
and will have constantly on hand a stock
of Touring Cars and Run-Abouts. Shall
be pleased to show them to those who
contemplate buying a car. The Ford
cars defy Edgefield's winter roads.
They are an All-the-Year-Round Car
We will also carry a full assortment of
all parts of the Ford cars, and can fill or
ders at our Garage without your having
to wait to get extra paris by express.
Make your auto wants known to us, and
we will satisfy them on short notice and
at reasonable prices.
Auto and Repair Shop
Edgefield, South Carolina
(to So HAPPY
To lave A
Caeyrieht 1509. by C. ?. Zimmerman Co.-No. 4f
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.
Notice to Farmers
For the benefit of our friends we wish to advise
that you can bring all of your live stock intended for
sale to our
North Augusta Abattoir
Just East of North Augusta Bridge
and sell them to our customers without charges.
Express shipments of Live Calyes, Hogs and Lambs
should be made to office in Augusta, Ga. No charge made
L. Scharff & Co.