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be postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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Wednesday, May 3
All is again quiet around Dublin.
Contrary to precedent, this seems to
be one time the Irishman got left.
The Progressives held their conven
tion in Columbia yesterday behind
closed doors. Well may they be
ashamed of their acts.
Augusta is now as dry as a. bone and
-will continue so. The people will de
mand of the authorities that the pro
hibition law be enforced.
Germans take more time to draft a
reply to an American note than they
do to plan for an attack on Verdun.
* Their biggest guns are used for both.
One must have a good case of religion
in order to maintain his equipoise
-when birds eat his strawberries as they
ripen and bugs nip his Irish potatoes as
?fast as they appear above the ground.
The holding of the county conven
tions throughout South Carolina Mon
day marked the formal opening of the
campaign of 1916. If the office does
not soon seek the man, the man will
lave to seek the office.
The United States appellate court
Tendered a decision in Richmond yes
terday to the effect that Augusta must
.pay taxes on the South Carolina por
tion of the clam across the Savannah.
The back taxes for the county and
State for a period of 10 years will ag
gregate ?G,000 or ST. OOO.
Just as everybody expected -as cot
ton passes out of the hands of pro
ducers speculators steadily advance
the price. There is no greater reason
in existence now for higher cotton than
there was 80 or 60 days ago and yet j
the price is considerably higher. Spec
ulations, rather than the law of supply
and demand, seems to regulate the
Augusta Really Dry.
It is very gratifying to temperance
advocates on this side of the Savannah, i
as well as those throughout Georgia,
that Augusta viii hereafter enforce
the prohibition law of Georgia. We
believe that the people of our neigh
boring eitv are really in earnest this
time. Monday the new and more I
stringent Georgia !r\v became efectivo
and the city authorities of August;? J
have given notice that the law must
be obeyed to the letter. One thing
that makes us hopeful that conditions
?will be improved is the changed atti
tude of the press of Augusta. Here
tofore the newspapers have not been in
sympathy with the efforts to suppress
the sale of liquor. But now they are
actively behind the movement to en
force the law. The small element, of ?
Augusta that has openly defied the
law must hereafter seek other means
of earning: a livelihood. They will no
longer be tolerated as parasites.
Battle of Manila.
On Monday Admiral Dewey celebrated
the ISth anniversary of the battle of \
Manila Bay. Probably history does
not record a more decisive naval victo
ry than that which Admiral Dewey and
lis men won before breakfast on the
morning of May 1, 1898, and yet when
the inferior character of the enemy's
ships is considered, there is not so
much ground for exultation. The Span
ish gunboats were as much inferior to
the American men-of-war as the Ameri
can vessels then in commission are now
inferior to the latest type of warship.
During the Spanish-American war
the Olympia was the pride of the
American navy and was pointed to as
the acme of perfection among fight
ing craft, while now this vessel is prac
tically out of date and is regarded as
fit only for the junk heap. So great
and rapid are the strides of science,
?specially in the matter of devising
means and munitions of war, that be
fore a new engine of destruction is
fairly tried-out it is almost obsolete.
When Admiral Dewey won his laurels
at Manila, wireless communication,
aeroplanes for over-sea attack and sub
marines for undersea attack were prac
T/hen the war in Europe reveals to
us every day how well equipped the
other world powers are for defense, it
behooves us to keep pace in providing
means for the defense of our thosands
of miles of Atlantic and Pacific coast.
It must be borne in mind that if
America is to win the Manilas of the
future, we must be better equipped
than the Spains of the future.
The coming of the boll weevil a de
cade hence, while in some respects a
calamity, will be attended with good
results. The injury t? cotton by the
pest will cause farmers to curtail the
acreage of the staple and devote much
land to other crops. While practically
all farmers admit that diversification
is profitable, yet the vast majority ad
here to the old one-money-crop way.
The farmers of Trenton are proving
that asparagus can be grown with
greater net profit than cotton and far
mers in Beaufort county are making a
great success of growing'lettuce. Some
truck farmers in Beaufort will net this
year SI.500 ppr acre from lettuce, and
it is thought by many that lettuce can be
grown almost as profitably in this sec
tion. In fact,some farmers in the Clark's
Hill section have been growing it for
several years with profit. Tomatoes
can also be profitably grown here.
The outlook indicates that cot
I ton growing will be profitable for at
least a few more years in the South
but other crops, as shown by the yield
of lettuce in Beaufort county, can be
made even more profitable.
Red Kill Celebrates.
On Friday May 12, tho Red Hill
irraded school will celebrate the
ending: of the first term as rural
graded ?ehool with an all day rally
on that day. We will have several
well known speakers who are put
ting their whole soul into the cause
of education and who are helping
to extend the common cause to all
parts of South Carolina.
They will have an interesting as
well as a helpful message and one
that you cannot afford to miss.
Among the speakers will be Hon.
W. W. Fuller, Hon. Scott, Hon.
Henry S. Johnson, demonstrator nf
Aikpn county, Pion. Lenco Gunter,
state superintendent rural graded
school and others.
The day will not be altogether a
day of information and advice irw
ine, but it will :,be one of pleasure
About the midday hour all form
and ceremonies will be suspended
and our attention will then be given
to the sharpening up'' of our ap
petites, after which we will assemble
at the tables spread with eatables,
where all will eal to the satisfaction
of their appetites.
Come spend the day with us.
Bring all the family and your
Let's have a get-together-day and
join hands in tho interest of educa
('i'm'1 be our guest, tile public is
Rrd Hill Graded School.
P. S.-A bsskel ball game will
be played inter in thc afternoon.
Mrs. A. H. Corie;/ ErKcrtah?ee. I
Friday afternoon Mis. A. II. Cor
by entertained at her home on Main
?street in honor ol' Mi.? Petula La
Grone who on Tuesday next will
become the bride of Mr. Frank
Stanford Bland. The hall and par
lor were beautifully decorated with
a profusion of sweet pens and pot
plants for the occasion. Th" hostess
arra need three tables for those who
are skilled in bridge. The an i nm ted
game afforded ari hour of pleasant
diversion, concluding with the hon
or of first prize falling to Miss
Glndys Rives. The consolation
I prize, a golden slipper filled with
rice, fell to the lot of Miss Orlena
Cartledge. The hostess served de
licious block cream with cake.
For Your Child's Cough.
If your child basa cold.nose runs
or coughs much get a small bottle
of Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. Its
a pleasant Pine-Tar-Honey syrup,
just what children like and just
the medicine to soothe the cough
and check the cold. After taking,
children stop fretting sleep good
and are soon entirely well. Insist
on Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey. 25c.
at your Druggist. 1
Honor Roll Brunson School.
1st grade: May Brunson, Ruth
Thomas, Tom Timmerman.
Advanced 1st: Willie Doolittle,
T. C. Strom.
2nd grade: Ginnie Brunson, Gell
3rd grade: Floyd Thomas, Butler
4th grade: Price Morgan, Eliza
beth Timmerman, Claud Bartley,
5th grade: Ruth Morgan, Ruby
Brimson, Dan Brunson, Wilmoth
Seigler, Mattie Thomas.
6th grade: Pearl Reel, Eugenia
Brunson, Evan Morgan, Ben Seig
7th grade: Savannah Morgan,
Tot Brunson, Corrie Thomas, John
Mealing Morgan, Jim Brunson,
8th grade: Maybel Reel, Nettie
County Democratic Convention.
The County Democratic Conven
vention mel in the court house
Monday, the convention bping call
ed to order by County Chairman
B. E. Nicholson, who was chosen
temporary chairman and J. L. Mirna
temporary secretary. After the en
rollment of delegates the temporary
officers were by unanimous vote
made the permanent officers of the
convention. Mr. M. B. Byrd was
elected assistant secretary.
It has been a long time since a
more representative bodv of men
assembled in the Edgefield court
house. Every club in the county
waa represented by a full delega
tion. The formation of McCor
mick cut off the clubs at Clark's
Hill, Modoc, Parksville, Rehoboth,
Hibler and Plum Branch.
The following delegates were
elected to the State convention Sen
ator B. R. Tillmnn, B. E. Nichol
son, J. Wm. Thurmond, S. T. Wil
liams. .T. L. Walker and H. E.
Quarles. Mr. S. J. Watson of
Johnston was elected an alternate to
Senator Tillman. Mr. A. E. Pad
gett was elected a member of State
executive committee. A resolution
was adopted endorsing Hon. J. L.
Walkeras a delegate to the national
Democratic convention from the
Second Congressional District.
Capt. J. R. Blocker introduced a
resolution endorsing the national
Democratic administration and also
endorsing Woodrow Wilson for the
Democratic nominee for the presi
dency. A resolution looking to the
abolition of the present county-to
county campaign provoked consida
ble discussion and was finally de
feated by a large majority, the con
vention refusing to instruct the del
egates with reference to this mat
Without a dissenting vote the
convention adopted a resolution
placing the magistrates and county
commissioners in the primary in
stead of having the grand jury se
The convention was harmonious
and is generally conceded to be the
best or most satisfactory convention
held in a number cf years.
The following is a list of dele
gates to the county convention, also
the members of the county execu
BACON: R. N. Broadwater, W.
G. Ousts; executive committeeman,
C. M. Smith.
CI.KVKI.ANI?: J. E. Johnson, F.
A. Johnson; ex-com. J. W.
CALHOUN: E. R, Clark, AraM.
Clark, E. L. Yonce, J. A. Lott, J.
L. Walker; ex-com. J. W. Hardy.
COLLIERS: W. G. Wells, J. F.
Punine, T. M. Adams; ex-com. D. j
EDOKKIELD No. 1: B. E. Nichol
son, M.'P. Weil?, A. E. Padgett,
T. H. Kai ns ford, J. C. Sheppard,
S. McG. Simkins. J. L. Minis; ex
com. A. E. Padgett.
EDGEFIELD NO. -j; S. B. May?,
.1. Wm. Thurmond, P. B Mayson,
P. A. Mightower, A. S. Tompkins,
AV. A. Strom: ex-com. S. B. Mays.
HIBLER: W. R. E. Winn, Tan
dy Culbreath ; ex-com. A. A. Gil
LKK: W. M. Sawyer, A. L. Lott,
J. \V. Cox, J. A. Dobey, J. Rut
ledge McGhee, John Wright, W.
L. Coleman; ex-com. W. Li. Cole
LONG BRANCH: A. E. Woodward,
W. T. Thompson, R. L. Williams,
J. ?. Herin, G. L. Salter; ex-com.
D. G. Derrick.
MERIWETHER: H. T. Mcdlock,
L. W. Reese, Dr. J. T. Reese; ex
com. J. O. Scott.
MEETING STREET: J F Payne. J
K Allen, J M Bell, W E Turner, J
R Blocker; ex-com J R Blocker.
Moss: Platt Branson, H H
Holmes, R C Griffis, J O Wil
liams; ex-com T A Williams.
PLEASANT LANK: S T Williams,
C H B Williams, L H Hamilton, M
B Byrd; ex-com S T Williams.
RED HILL: G W Quarles, H E
Quarles, H W Quarles, II H Smith,
J TLittlejohn;ex-com II W Quarles
ROPERS: D E Lanham; ex-com
SHAW: I A Webb, Dr T J Hun
ter, L G Watson, J S Rogers, Wal
ter W Wise; ex-com JD Mathis.
Colds Quickly Relieved.
Many people cough and cough
from the beginning of Fall right
through to Spring. Others get cold
after cold. Take Dr. King's New
Discovery and you will get almost
immediate relief. It checks your
cold, stops the racking, rasping,
tissue-tearing cough, heals the in
flammation, soothes the raw tubes.
Easy to take, Antiseptic and Heal
ing. Get a 50c. bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery and keep it
in the house. "It is certainly a
great medicine and I keep a bottle
of it continually on hand" writes
W. C. Jesseman, Franeonia, N. H.
Money back if not satisfied but it
nearly always helps. 1 -I
depends largely on the kind cf shoes you wear
New Colonials and Pumps in Patent and Dull Kid
for Ladies and Misses, the kind that von
Wear and Smile
i That Sensible line of Children's Shoes, known as the
i "BILI1KENS" have inst arrived. Ask the
M motlier who has tried them
If White Oxfords and Pumps from - 50c. to ?3.00
? With White Eubber and Ivory Holes
fei Shirtwaists in Silk, Crepe and Lawn
ft Corduroy. Pique and Linine Skirts
59c. to 12.50
?1.00 to ?3.50
? New shipment of Buster Brown Hosiery, the guaranteed kind
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jg It would require entirely too much space to tell you about the Dry Goods.
fWe ask that you give us a chance so show you.
Why it Succeeds.
Because It's For One Thing On
ly, and Edgefield People
. Appreciate This.
Nothing can be good for every
Doing one thing well brings suc
Dean's kidney pills are for one
For weak or disordered kidneys.
Here ts Edgefield evidence to
prove their worth.
John D Smith, overseer at cotton An Ideal Spring Laxative,
mill, Edgefield, says: "The kidney A good and time tried remedy is
secretions were too frequent in poa- Dr. King's New Life Pills. The
sage and very scanty. They were j first dose will move the sluggish
hiffhly colored and I had to get up bowels, stimulate the liver and clear
several limes during the night to the system of waste and blood im
pass them. T also had headaches and | purities. Yon owe it to yourself
dizzy spells. Friends recommended j t0 clear the svstem cf bodv poisons,
Doan's kid ney pills and as I had I accumulated during the winter. Dr.
seen them advertised, I decided to King's New Life Pills do it. 25c
try them. One box cured me." Iat your Druggist. 1
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't s*^^~~*~^~><*^r^
simply ask for a kidney remedv- . only One "BROMO QUININE"
get Doan's kidney pills-the same __"iM M? ?"? ra-o-a
*^ . ' JIO net tne (tenuine, call ior lull name, LAXA
that cured Mr. Smith. Foster-Mil-1 TIVE BROMO QUININE. Lookfcrsijrnatureof
, /i TJ !? ct i v \r E.W. 0?OV3. Cures a Cold :i: One Day. Stops
Durn I/O., rrops, DllttalO, a. 1. j cough ned headache, and works off cold. 25c.
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SAYS ? DOCTOR'S BILL
Scientists agree that many of the
most deadly diseases are caused hy
the filthy house fly and the pest mos
quito. You can be rid of these men
aces, to say nothing of escaping the
annoyance of their presence, by
screening your house for the summer.
We have the largest stock of screen
doors and windows that we have ever
purchased. Send us your orders.
We can furnish Screen Doors for
$1.25 $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50.
We can furnish Screen Windows
for 45,50 and 65 cents. Considering
the quality of these goods, the prices
cannot be beat anywhere.
Better install the screens at once.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure." Saving a doctor's
bill would screen your house a dozen
STEWART & KERNAGHAN.