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The hatred of thoso who are the
most nearly connected, is the most in
Wednesday, June 30.
The Russians are as good runners as
the Germans are gunners.
Ex-Secretary Bryan has gone to the
Pacific coast-let us hope for a rest.
Let us not cease to give, thanks that
the war has not affected the price of
Governor Slaton is not as great ene
my of Georgia as are the men who
threaten his life.
Thanks" to the people of Georgia for
electing a law-enforcement governor
the one who has just been inaugfated.
When President Wilson sent 'that |
last note to the Kaiser he evidently for
got to request a reply "by the return
After leaving Blackberryville the
next stop will be at Watermelontown
-tlie most popular of all resorts at
Encourage your boy to apply for the
Citadel scholarship. Should he win, it j
will mean an education for him with
out a dollar- of expense to you.
Judging from the tremendous falling |
off in the number of marriage licenses
issued. Cupid must have given up]
Edgefield bachelors as hard cases.
Some of the newspaper folk should
get all of the pleasure possible out of |
the trip to Mt. Mitchell this week
that's about as high as they'll ever |
If you have no certificate how; Have
you a registration certificate? You j
will be required to register before you
can vote in the prohibition election in
Col. Aftermath had better take more
than B. V. D's along with him in
making preparations to scale Mt.
Mitchell. As he ascends the mercuri
"German socialist declares attitude
.of masses to end the war."-Headline.
The belief has prevailed all along that
had the people of Europe been consult
ed the war would nevar have com
Whether Governor Slaton was right
or wrong in commuting Frank's sen
tence can not now be determined, but
certainly the people- whose threats of
violence make it necessary that the
executive mansion be guarded are
Al! of the low-country has not gont
to the bow-wows.' Out of seven liquor
cases tried in Walterboro last week,
there were five convictions. If Char
leston would make such a record for
law enforcement she would raise her
self considerably in the estimation of
the upper part of the State.
The followers of Mrs. Eddy, the
founder of the Christian Science Church,
have raised more than $100,000 with
which to erect a monument to her)
memory. If her church stands the
test of time, she will need no other
monument, and if it does not then she
deserves no monument.
When the South Carolina newspaper
men mingle with their North Carolina
brethren of like faith and order at
Montreat this week they are not likely
to have the experience that former
chief executives of these two great
commonwealths are said to have had.
The intervals will not be so long.
"What Fools These Mortals Be."
Ever and anon dare-devil-automobile
drivers are making new speed records.
At the races in Chicago Saturday all
former records were broken, the driver
of a French car making the 500 miles
at en average speed of over 97 miles
per hour. One car made the entire j
.distance-almost as- far as from Edge* j
nessed the spectacle. They may have
paid for the privilege or right to see
the races but we question whether or
not they really saw cars that traveled
at a spe?d of more than a mile and a
half per minute.
Expense of Convicting Again.
Occasionally one sees accounts in the
papers cf the trial and conviction of
persons who received executive - clem
ency during the former administration.
Last January Governor Blease paroled
a negro who had served seven years of
a life sentence in the penitentiary for
committing murder in Oconee county.
Several days ago this negro was arrest
ed in Columbia for being drunk and dis
orderly, having a 38 calibre pistol in his
grasp as the officer served the war
rant. When such characters 'are con
victed of a serious crime they should be
required to serve the full sentence
rather than be turned loose on society
again, it, too, being only a matter of a
short time before the State will have
the expense of convicting them for
some other crime.
The Right Man at Last.
If we are to judge Governor Harris
by statements made in his inaugural
address of a few days ago, we are con
vinced that the people of Georgia have
made no mistake in electing him, hav
ing chosen a man who, like Governor
Manning, stands first, last and all the
time, for law enforcement. We want
to see Governor Harris do for Augusta
and Savannah what Governor Manning
is doing for Charleston in the matter
of closing blind tigers. The cities
should be made to understand that they
can not set at naught laws that were
enacted by the people of the State.
Vv e believe that lawlessness has about
run its course in the cities. The people
of the rural districts, who are the bone
and sinew of the country, will not long
' er stand for it. With this end in view,
we expect to see the governor of Geor
gia and the legislature now in session
improve conditions in the cities.
Governor Harris had the following
to say in his inaugural address with
reference to law enforcement:
"I may be a little old-fashioned in
my notions, but I believe that the laws
of the state are enacted to be obeyed.
Otherwise the state would soon ac
quire a body of professional law
breakers who would bring great de
moralization on the people at large and
no small shame on the lovers of jus
tice and right throughout the common
wealth. A state in whose bounds the
criminal laws cannot be enforced has
r?trograded, and her civilization is
moving backward towards the earlier
days when might was the only law
and court houses and jails unknown.
It is far better to repeal law than to
allow its violation to continue with
impunity. I do not believe any com
munity ought to be allowed to abro
gate a criminal statute enacted for the
welfare of the whole state, no matter
what the local opinion may be.
i "Liquor selling, is not allowed in
Georgia, therefore, liquor selling should
cease, just as gambling and stealing
and murder and other crimes should
be put down. While the law exists
the majority demand enforcement, and
the majority should rule in this gov
"For my part, I believe the prohibi
tion law is salutary, reasonable, eco
nomic, and in aid of good government.
It is only one way of bringing about
temperance in the commonwealth. It
is a strong auxiliary in the crusade
for the betterment ot' the race, for its
uplift and reform. The nations of the
earth are fast coming to a realization
of the evils of intemperance. The
safety of the state-its very life-is i
concerned. The fate of the living and
of millions yet unborn hangs on the
work of this age. Statesmen, soldiers,
great thinkers, great legislators, are
busy with this problem. It reaches i
far beyond the demands of human lib
erty; it is concerned with the very
lives of the people themselves."
Liable to Misjudge the Allies.
With her troops practically awaiting
marching orders and her store rooms
and magazines building with supplies
and munitions of war, Germany was
ready for the fiercest fighting when
the Kaiser pressed the button that
caused all Europe to be aflame with
war. But not so with the Allies, and
for that reason we are liable to under
sstimate or misjudge the military
strength and possible effectiveness of
England, France and Russia in war.
Americans refer with evident, yet
pardonable, pride to the resources of
aur country, its ability to cope success
fully with any of the world powers, if
attacked single-handed. And yet were
we taken unawares, as were the Al
lies, we would present a humiliating
spectacle, one even more humilating
than that of the allies now. If Ger
many wins in this mortal combat, it
will not necessarily mean that the
Allies are weaklings, but the victory
will be rather due to Germany's pre
paredness, being able from the outset to
Beize and hold the points of vsntage.
Were a man of comparatively small
statue to arm himself from head to
foot with the most modern death-deal
ing devices and then issue a challenge
to several men of larger statue who
were not forewarned and consequently,
unprepared foi the combat, would the
man who took the initiative be entitled
to much honor ?.nd praise, if he won with
the preponderance of numbers against
him? Certainly not. That is about
analagous with the European war and
the belligerents. The following edito- ?
. "Mr. L|oyd George, who is working
hard and probably effectively to bring
Britain's production of munitions up to
the necessary level, is taking occasion"
in his speeches to emphasize a fact
upon which little stress has been laid
as yet in current comment in America.
It is the fact that the military situa
tion as it exists in Europe to-day is the
best circumstantial evidence as yet af
forded in rebuttal of the German
contention that the war was deliber
ately forced upon the central empires
as a result of the machinations Of
the Entente Powers under the leader
ship of England.
"After ten months of warfare we
see Germany and Austria amply
supplied with munitions. On the
other hand, we see in Russia a fatal
shortage of munitions, in Great Brit
ain a serious shortage in France a sup
ply which is evidently only just suffi
cient, if it is sufficient, to meet the
needs of the situation. In other words,
Germany and Austria entere.i the war
so thoroughly prepared that ten months
of lavish expenditure of powder and
shells has not reduced their supply to
the danger point, whereas Russia,
Great Britain, and France entered the
war so ill prepared that ten months of
fighting has reduced their supply of
powder and shell far beyond the dan
"The causes of the clash of interests
which has resulted in war cannot be
summed up in a phraise. They are
complex and they run far back into
history. Nor is the fixing of the res
ponsibility for the resort to arms as a
'means of settling this conflict of in
terests an easy task. But there is
one fact that underlies all others, and
this fact is clearer to-day than at any
other time since the war began. It is
the fact that Germany was thoroughly
prepared and equipped for the war,
while her foes were not. It is idle to
! try to make intelligent people believe
that this fact has no bearing upon the
the question of responsibility.
PROGRAMME . !
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Of the Edgefield Baptist Sunday
School Convention, to be held at
Gilgal Church, Wednesday land
Thursday, the 21st and 22nd ol
Devotional exercises to begin
Wednesday morning at 10:30, con
ducted by Rev. P. ?. Lanham, jj :
Address of Welcome by C. M.
Response by L. G. Bell.
Verbal Reports of Sunday
Address, the Sunday School as an
Evangelistic force by Dr. E. Pen
Adjourn for one hour.
Meet at 2 o'clock p. m. ?.
Fifteen minutes for song and;
prayer service conducted by ?he,
president. j '
2:15 Round table talk by T.}J.
Subject, How to apply modern
Methods to the conntry Sunday
3 P. M. Query, How can we j^et
more efficiency in our Sunday
School work, Rev. Geo. M. Sexton,
J. D. Hughey, C. C. Jones'and
Reports of committees and ad
THURSDAY MORNING. i
Devotional Exercises at 10 a. m;,
conducted by the president.
10:30, The Sunday School as a
Factor in Community Life? Speak
ers, W. E. Lott, Rev. Warren and
11:30, Address by Dr. P?. H.
Reports and adjournment for
2 p. m., Devotional exercises con
ducted by president.
2:15, Temperance, Rev. J. E.
Johnson, Rev. J. E. McKittrick
J. T. Littlejohn,
Be sure and try Mexican June
corn. I have the seed, can be sown
as late af August 1, 75c perpeck.
L. T. May.
A Cough Remedy That Relieves.
It's prepared from the healing
Pine Balsam, Tar and Honey-all
mixed in a pleasant, soothing Cough
Syrup called Dr. Bell's Pine^Tar
Honey. Thousands have benefitted
by its use-no need of your endur
ing that annoying Cough or risking
a dangerous Cold. Go to your
dealer, ask for a 25c original bot
tle Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey, start?
using at once and get rid of your
Cough and Cold.-2
Only one company produced more
business in South Carolina in 1914
than the Southeastern.
C. M. Mellichamp,
Fresh assortment of hams, break
fast bacon, picnic hams.
L. T. May.
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I Classified Column. ?
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i OR SALE: Your orders solic
ited for peach crates. C. B. Boat
right, Ridge Spring, S. C.
The regular monthly meeting of
the W. C. T. U. will take place on
Monday afternoon next at the home
of Miss Lillian Smith, instead of
with Mrs. Lovick Smith as appears
in the year book, Miss Smith asking
for the privilege as she is at home
only during the summer months'.
The following is the program:
Devotions, Mr?.'J. W. Peak.
Minutes and business.
Roll call, each answering with
some form of courtesy now neglect
ed which might eliminate from com
mon use that quotation. "Man's in
humanity to man, makes countless
Vocal solo, "Be kind," Edward
Blessed are the merciful," Mrs.
Woman's responsibility for the
animal kingdom, Miss Daisy Lyon.
Vocal Bolo, Miss Miriam Norris.
'The bells of Atri," Miss Hor
Quartette, "A saloonless nation
in 1920." Music from Temperance
"A woman's bonnet," Miss Flor
Resume of temperance facts,"
Mrs. Abner Broadwater.
Children's happy day, aong by
Death of Mrs. Dora Tompkins.
Mrs. Tompkins was for many
years a resident of Edgefield, and
known by most of the older inhabi
tants of our town, especially by the
people ol Buncombe, where Mr. and
Mrs. Tompkins lived for many
years, and most of their residence
in our town was in this seotion.
Mrs. Tompkins was spared the sad
announcement of the death of her
|son. Linnaeus Tompkins which oc
curred just a few days before hers,
as she was too ill to bear the mes
sage, and ta will be a surprise to
them to meet thus unexpectedly on
the other shore.
Mrs. Tompkins was the second
wife of the late Maj. S. S. Tomp
kins, who lived long beyond the
three score years and ten in Colum
bia, the home of his later years.
Three children are left of the once
happy family. These are Mrs.
Isidora Walter, Miss Julia Tomp
kins and Theodore Tompkins.
The body wail laid to reot at Wil
lowbrook cemetery in Edgefield,
Dr. Burts corak g over from Colum
bia for the service which was con
ducted at the grave. Besides the im
mediate family, Mrs. Carrie Tomp
kins and Miss Ie olee Shaffer, nieces
of the deceased, accompanied the
body from Columbia.
i Fresh Pratt's poultry powders.
L. T. May.
I What Others Say g
Good Hot Weather Saggestion.
The good things to do these days are
to drink plenty of good butter-milk and
refrain from discussing the European
war with those who differ from you. -
Conservatory or Gymnasium?
With warm weather and doors all
open the muscular music from the pi
ano of your neighbor's returned col
lege daughter is heard more easily than
ever, and sometimes you almost won
der whether ' she took her musical
training in the conservatory or in the
The Columbia Record says "England
is too darned anxious for us to fall out
with Germany." England is long
headed. She knows that if the United
States declares war on Germany that
practically every neutral nation on the
eastern hemisphere will follow suit.
In that event Germany's finish will
be easy. -Newberry Herald and News.
Will Yield No Advantage.
Germany may come back with a
mighty nice note to the United States
but she will never suspend her sub
marine warfare until forced to do so.
Watch the prediction. Neither side
in this great conflict will stop at any
thing or any measure that will handi
cap their opponent -News and Her
Senator Tillman's Estimate..
Senator .Tillman, in an interview
given in New York just before taking
passage on a vessel for the San Fran
cisco through the Panama Canal, said
Bryan ought to bave resigned some
time ago. He regarded the resignation
as a great blunder. In this same in
terview he rated Woodrow Wilson and
Thomas Edison as the two greatest liv
ing Americans.-Greenwood Index.
Water aa Weapon.
The new county jail will be .fitted
with novel device to prevent, the es
cape of the prisoners. A hot and cold
water defensive system will be install
ed so that the jailer can protect his
prisoners from a mob seeking to deliv
er the prisoners without doing perma
nent injury to the rioters. Hot or cold
water takes immediate effect in the
proper temperature and is more dis
concerting than a gun fire. -Greenville
On Jane 15, at the University
hospital in Augusta, Ga., the spirit
of Leila Talbert Stone returned to
Rod who gave it. Mr3. Stone had
been in delicate health for years,
and having moved to Augusta, de
cided to be operated on, the op
eration being performed by Dr.
Hull. All that skill and nurs
ing could do was done, but she lin
gered from June the 4th until the
15ib, when God took her home to
Leila was the second daughter of
the late Col. John Talbert of Re
hoboth, and about 25 years ago was
married to Mr. J.H. Stone of Parks
ville. It jvas a time of great re
joicing, as is always the case when
new homes are made, yet this re
rejoicing to the thoughtful is al
ways tinged with sadness, because
we know, that all our happy homes
must be broken up sooner or later
by the relentless hand of death, and
in this way th J death of Mrs. Stone
is a lesson to us all.
This new home was a happy one,
as the writer can testify, because he
was often in it in the sacred rala
tion of family physician, whose ob
servations during sickness and dis
tress makes him competent to testi
fy; and our sympathies and prayers
go out now to the stricken family,
composed of a devoted husband, an
aged mother, loving sisters, and
grief stricken children of whom
there are two married daughters.
Mrs. Stone visited the home of
her mother, brother and sister about
a month before her death, and spoke
tenderly trustfully of her faith in
God. A short time before the ope
ration she wrote ber sister, Miss
Carrie Talbert, reiterating her faith
and trust in God, whiob is a great
solace to her family and friends be
cause they, believe she is "safe in
the arms of Jesus."
Leila joined the Rehoboth' Bap
tist church, the church of her pa
rents, when quite young and died
in the faith. Death to her had DO
terrors, being robbed of its sting by
a child-like trust in her Saviour.
To her aged mother, devoted hus
band, broth?rs, sisters and children
heaven is brighter, and we are all
consoled by the fact, that while she
sannot come back to us,.we can go
to her. Peace to her ashes.
D. A. J. Bell.
McCormick. S. C.
L. T. May's.
Fired, Aching Muscles Relieved.
Hard work, over-exertion, mean
stiff, sore mas?les. Sloan's Lini
ment lightly applied, a little quiet,
and your soreness disappears like
magic. "Nothing ever helped like
your Sloan's Liniment. I can never
thank you enough," writes one
grateful user. Stops suffering, aches
ind pains. An excellent counter
irritant, better and cleaner than
mustard. All Druggist*, 25c. Get
i bottle to-day. Penetrates without
CHANGE OF i
I take this means of nc
have purchased the EDGJ
John Scavens k Co., and I
at the same stand, next door
II will conduct a F
ant all the year roi
Iat all hours. We Si
age and guarantee
Notiee to H
Ham, Breastfast Bacor
Fresh Meats of all kinds co
Large stock of Fancy Gr
. H. J
We ' wish to express ' to oar
friends, relatives and DrJ Grafton
our sincerest gratitude and deep ap
preciation for their and bis untir
ing, unabated, kind helpful assist
ance and'attention given us during
the extended illness and death of
our twin babies. We appreciate it
friends, and am ready at any time
to assist you in any way we can.
We ask God to bless each and
every one of you.
Mr. aud Mrs. H. W. McEie.
Colliers, S. C.
Annual Philippi Picnic.
The Philippi Sunbeam band and
Suuday school gives their annual
picnic on church grounds, Saturday
July 3. Refreshments will be served.
Johnston, S. C..
Oat meal in tins, cornflakes, puffed
rice, puffed wheat.
L. T. May.
Notice to Debtors and
All persons indebted to the es
tate of Jackson Talbert, deceased,
are requested to make payment
either to Messrs. Sheppard Bros.,
my attorneysr or to Dr. R. M. Ful
ler, mr agent. All parties having
claims against said estate are re
quested) to present them properly
attested, either to my attorneys,, or
to my agent above named.
June 2*, 1915-2t
A, Good Household Sal ve.
Ordinary ailments and injuries
are not of themselves serions, bat
infection or low vitality may make
them dangerous. Don't neglect a
cat, sore, braise or hart because it's
small. Blood Poison has resulted
from a pin-prick or scratch. For
all such ailments Bucklen's Arnica
Salve is excellent. It protects and
heals the hurt; is antiseptic, kills
infection and prevents dangerous
complications. Good for all Skin
Blemishes,. Pimples, Salt Rheum,
Eczema. Get an original 2-ounce
25c box from your Druggist.-2.
Now is the time to drink Shiver
Springs water. Fresh shipment
$1.30 per 5 gallon demijohn at
L. T. May!s.
GEO.>F. MIMS . I
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
.tifying the public that I
AFIELD FRUIT RES
formerly conducted by
will continue the business
. to the postoffice.
ind, serving meals
olicit your patron
to please you.
re desire to call the atten
of the good women of
efield and vicinity to the
that we can supply them
boiled ham, sliced by
quick meal can be had
out standing over the hot
e by ordering ready cooked
ts from us.
i, Smoked Bacon, and.
nstantly on hand,