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(Wednesday, May 31
The B. V. D. season is on.
threry bird is having its day in Co
The physique of the girl has much
to do with the length of her skirt
It appears to us that the supply of
iee cream has been curtailed to a gal
lon a month.
Senator Tillman punctured the
^pork" barrel but the public plunder
ers patched it up.
We haven't yet heard anything about
tiie dimensions of those York meals.
Bot we are going on faith.
The trouble about the promises of
the Mexicans, like those of the Ger
mains, they are easily broken.
Ko, the announcement that the em
balmers are to meet in Greenwood next
year does not mean that it is a dead
In the popularity contest as com
mencement orators, Governor Man
aling and Dr. Currell are about to tie
for the first place.
There will not be a difference of 45
<words in the 45 speeches that some of
the candidates for State office will de
liver in the 45 counties.
We were not among the 5,000 appli
cants for one of the 700 press seats in
the Coliseum of Chicago where the G. O.
P. convention is to beheld to nominate
The only way for the Republican j
convention to avoid a split, such
as the Roosevelt bolt of four years
ago, is to nominate the Colonel unani
mously by acclamation.
If the people fuiJy understood what ?9
being done by the board of charities
and corrections, not a word would be
ottered against it by way of adverse
"Four bandits taken," says a head
line. That leaves about thirty-odd
hundred yet at large, and judging by
the progress made in the past it will
require thirty-odd years to take them
all ^ ^_
The slogan selected for the woman
suffrage parade in Chicago is "Give a
"Woman a Man's Chance." Well, giv
ing a woman Colonel Rosevelt's chance
for the presidency would not be giving
her very much.
No place has been provided in the
bi-ennial circus for candidates for the
warehouse commissioner. This is as it
should be. If the system is to be con
tinued let it be kept out of politics as
lar as possible.
The Germans themselves haven't said
so, but the impression prevails in some
quarters that they would give peace
makers a hearty reception at this junc
ture They want somebody to help
turn Verdun loose. To withdraw at
this stage would detract from the
Fatherland's prestige. To be pulled off
by powerful neutrals would be less dis
Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowies who has
been nominated for the presidency of
the General Federation of Women's
Clubs at the session being held
this week in New York is now a resi
den c of Los Angeles, Cal., but was at
one time a resi.ient of Johnston, S. C.
Dr. and Mr9. J. E. Cowies are pleas
antly remembered by many friends in
Captain W. E. Gonzales who is at
home from his duties in Cuba for a
period of rest should attend the Press
meeting in York next week, giving his
newspaper friends an opportunity to
see and greet him. The Advertiser
moves that President Banks and Secre
tary Sparks be appointed a special
committee whose duty it shall be to
see that Capt. Gonzales goes to York
Rest Room For Ladies.
A need of long standing in Edgefield
and one that is altogether imperative
is the providing of a rest room for la
dies. It is a reflection upon Edgefield
that no provision has been made fer
the convenience and comfort of ladies
who come to spend a few hours or a
day here shopping.
The re elected or newly elected coun
cil-some re-elected and other elected
outright for the first time-can do
nothing that will demonstrate more ef
fectively that they are alive to the
town's interests and needs than to take
steps at once to provide a rest room
for ladies and children. Practically
every day ladies come to Edgefield to
spend the day and are accompanied by
one or more small children, and these
mothers and children should have some
place to which they can retire and reBt
after the strenuous hours spent\in a bus
Let the council secure a conveniently
located room at once and have it prop-1
erly fitted with all modern conveniences
and comforts. What they lack in funds,
if any, will be supplemented by popu
lar subscription. This undertaking can
easily be carried to a satisfactory com
pletion, if it is given the enthusiastic
support of those in authority. We feel
confident that the ladies of the Civic
League will give their hearty co-opera
tion to the enterprise, and will also
aid materially in having the room prop
erly kept after being opened.
Vicious Type of Citizens.
Georgia has some as good men as
can be found in the Union and, unfor
tunately, it is also true that some men
of the most vicious type reside in Geor
gia. While these despicable charac
ters may be native born Americans, of
Anglo Saxon blood, if you please, yet
they are no less depraved than the
Mexican, the Turk, or the Italian who
comes to our shore. This is plain
speech, but there are times when to
mince words is but little short of
The announcement that dipping vats
are being wantonly destroyed in Geor
gia, some dynamited and others burn
ed, is sufficient proof that Georgia has
some men within her borders that are
a menace to good government and to
society in general. When the purpose
of these vats is considered, that of
eradicating an evil or pest which de
prives farmers of hundreds of thou
sands of dollars annually, their wan
ton destruction can not be condemned
in too high terms. And it is not going
too far to say that the emissary of the
lower regions who would apply the
torch or dynamite to these public utili
ties that are constructed by the gov
ernment would not hesitate to blow up
a home in the night time in which there
were a sleeping mother and children.
The State of Georgia could not make
ta better investment than to spend
thousands of dollars-hundreds of thou
sands, if necessary-to apprehend and
punish these violators of the law of
the most vicious type.
Waycross School Closes Profi
The Waycross school, located
near the home of Capt. J. R. Block
er, was among the schools in the
county to close last week and, fol
lowing their custom of several years
standing, a picnic was given in the
beautiful meadow near the bridge
across Turkey creek on the Ninety
Six road. While the patrons of this
school are few in number, they are
progressive and public spirited and
are willing to spend and bi spent in
order to promote the common good.
Owing to the fact that farmers
are exceedingly busy at this season,
the attendance was not large. It
was, however, large enough to make
the occasion thoroughly enjoyable,
.lust such a crowd as to form a con
genial coterie was present. Every
body knew everybody oise present
and the ties that bind neighbor to
neighbor and friend to friend were
strengthed by tie day's delightful
As the people gathered under the
trees they enjoyed an intellectual
treat, for there were some excellent
speeches made. Reversing the order
usually followed on such occasions,
that of saving the best to the last.
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones was the
first speaker presented by Capt.
Blocker, the master of ceremonies.
The speaker seemed to gather in
spiration from smiling nature about
him and delivered a practical ad
dress that was replete with food for
profitable reflection. Dr. Jones was
followed by Hon. Alvin Etheredge,
a candidate for congress. He was
followed by Mr. M. P. Wells, an
avowed candidate for the State sen
An adjournment of one hour was
taken for dinner. And such a din
ner it was too! Everything that
the ingenuity of the housewives of
the community could provide was
prepared and spread upon the table
to which everybody was invited.
After all appetites had been satisfied
many baskets were filled with cakes,
pies and other nice things that been
untouched. In addition to the picnic
baskets of the ladies, the men pre
pared a bountiful supply of hash
that was fit for a king* or a kaiser.
Besides the free dinner, iced lemon
ade was served free to everybody,
and as the weather was warm many
gallons of it was required.
Early in the afternoon Capt.
Blocker again called the picnickers
about the stand and presented Mr.
W. W. Fuller, to whom is due a
very large portion of the credit for
the improved condition of the pub
lic schools throughout the county.
The last speaker to be presented
was Hon. B. E. Nicholson, who
eschewed politics and spoke of edu
cation, rural conditions, etc.
During the session just closed
Miss Jennie Pattison has taught the
Waycross school, and not only has
she rendered satisfactory service in
the school room, but bas made her
value felt in the community life.
! At the beginning of the session,
Miss Jennie offered three gold med
als. The one offered for the best
record in spelling was. won by John
Blocker, Jr., and was presented by
Mr. Alvin Etheredge. The medal
offered for the most improvement in
writing was won by Butler Bryant,
a son of Mr. John Bryant. This
one was presented by Mr. W. W.
Fuller. The medal offered for
scholarship won by Miss Mar
garet Blocker, and was presented by
Mr. J. L. M i ms.
The day was one of unalloyed
pleasure to all present, and as the
good-byes were said many expressed
the hope that the event would be
repeated in 1917.
The handsome new Buick car of
Mr. Bonham Hamilton contributed
much to the occasion by providing
transportation for Dr. Jones and
others to and from Edgefield.
"Cupid, the Conqueror."
This comedy in four acts will be
presented in the high school audi
torium Thursday night by the pu
pils of the 11th grade. This splen
did amateur talent will be appreci
ated by Prof. Copenhaven who ia
exceedingly gifted. Do not fail to
see this college comedy in four acts.
A small admission fee will be
charged but all who attend will be
amply rewarded for the small ex
penditure. The funds realized
Thursday night will be used to de
fray the commencement exercised.
Examination For Naval Acade
A competitive examination will
be held in Columbia, 8. C., on June
28, under the direction of Hon.
John E. Swearingen, .to secure
eligibles for appointment by Sena
tor Tillman to the Naval Academy."
As there is a vacancy at the acaire
my from this district, I will appoint
to fill it the boy from the second
congressional district who secures
the highest percentage in the ex
amination at Columbia on the 23rd.
Parties desirous of entering the ex
amination should write me at Wash
ington for permission to stand the
examination and for further infor
mation as to qualification and scope
of the examination.
Applicants must be between 16
and 20 years of age, good character
and physically sound. ?They will be
examined on the subject of English
grammar, geography, United States
history, arithmetic, algebra through
quadratic equations and plane ge
James F. Byrnes.
That Morning Lameness.
If you are lame every morning,
and suffer urinary ills, there must
be a cause. Often.it's weak kidneys.
To strengthen the weakened kidneys
and avert more serious troubles, use
Doan's kidney pills. You can rely
on Edgefield testimony.
Mrs. G T Padgett, Edgefield,
says: "My back ached and pained
all the time. In the morning when
I got up, I was so sc re and stiff
that I could hardly bend over. I
tired easily and it was an effort for
mc to do my housework. I also had
headaches and dizzy spells and ray
si<rht blurred. I got Doan's kidney
pills at Penn it Holsteins drug
store and they relieved me from the
first. Whenever my back gives me
any trouble now, Doan's kidney
pills never fail to give me relief."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mrs. Padgett had. Foster-Mil
buru Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Age Whole 15
18-20 $14.83 $27.08
22 15.49 27.97
25 16.61 29.43
30 18.91 32.26
35 21.90 35.70
40 25.85 39.91
50 38.83 51.91
60 . 63.08 72.60
65 82.86 89.33
Disability clause free. Reduced
by annual dividends.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
Notice of Enrollment
Qpep'.tg Books For Voters In
The Democratic Primary
Notice is hereby given, that the
following committees for enrollment
have been appointed to enroll the
voters of Edgefield county in the
Democratic Primary for the year
1916, and said books of enrollment
will be opened at the places desig
nated for each club Tuesday, June
Bacon: J M Wright Secretary; G
M Smith, J H Bouknight; at Bouk
Cleveland: CC Jones, Secretary,
J W Quarles, T L Talbert; at C C
Colliers: Dr J M Crafton, Secre
ary; D T Mathis E B Mathis; at
Edgefield Democratic Club No 1 :
Walton Fuller, Secretary; A E Pad
gett, W E Lott; at Jones' store.
Edgefield Democratic Club No 2:
J W Kemp, Secretary; T A High
to wer, J D Kem^; at the Edgefield
Lee: W L Coleman, Secretary;
W M Sawyer, John Wright; at G P
Calhoun: A M Clark, Secretary;
J A Lott, J W Hardy; at store of
Long Branch: E L Scott, Secreta
ry; Luther Yonce, L C Clark; at
Lewis Clark's store.
Meriwether: H F Cooper, Secre
tary; A A DeLaughter, J O Scott;
at A A DeLaughter's store.
Meeting Street: J K Allen, Sec
retary; J R Blocker, George Logue,
at J K Allen's residence.
Moss: P W Cheatham, Secretary;
T A Williams, W A Reel; at Reel's
Pleasant Lane: J T McDowell,
Secretary; S T Williams, F L Tim
merman, at F L Timmerman's
Red Hill: HE Quarles, Secreta
ry; H VV Quarles, R M Johnson, at
H E Quarles' store.
Roners: J E Dobey Secretary;
B T Lanham, R A Timmerman; at
Shaw: W W Wise, Secretary;
G F Long, J R Moss; at J R Moss'
Talbert: J D Hughey, Secretary;
A Gilchrist, E P Winn; at E P
The qualifications for member
ship in any club of the party and
for voting at a primary are as fol
lows: The applicant for member
ship, or voter, shall be 21 years of
age, or shall become so before the
succeeding general ?election and be
a white Democrat. He shall be a
citizen of the United States and of
this State. No p?rson shall belong to
any club or vote in any primary un
less he has resided in the State two
y^ars and in the county six months
prior to the succeeding general elec
tion and in the club district 60 days
prior to the first primary following
his offer to enroll; provided that
public school teachers and ministers
of the gospel in charge of a regular
organized church shall be exempt
from the provisions of this section
as to residence, or otherwise quali
fied. Under the rules of a new en
rollment is required.
B. E. NICHOLSON,
May 29, 1916.
Bank of Parksvilie
Pays Five Per Cent, on
There is ?300,000,000 in some
body's stocking. If any of it is
in yours it's in the wrong place.
Why not put it in our care.
We are Conservative
We are Safe
Buildings For Sale.
I ara authorized to offer for sale
the two wooden buildings on the
school grounds that were formerly
used for the graded school. PersonB
contemplating building should see
J. C. Sheppard,
Chairman of Board of Trustees.
Try a pair of the cel
Shoes. Have them
in all the Stylish
Lasts and Leathers
IRAK IW8KRtCU.5 PAI.orr.
Edgefield, South Carolina
We are prepared to fill your or
ders for Cerealite for corn and cot
ton. The yield of both crops can
be largely increased by the use of
this popular fertilizer which con
tains a very high per cent, nitro
Ask those who have used cereal
ite as to the results obtained. Try
it this year, if you have never used
W.W. Adams & Co.
Land for Sale
We offer for sale one thousand acres
of land in Burke County, Georgia, the
same grade as land in your section, in
large or small lots, as desired, healthy
location, convenient to church and
school, at 140.00 to $50.00 per acre.
Prescriptions . Compounded
WITH THE UTMOST CARE
Any Hour of the Day or Night
Only the Purest Drugs are Used
Your Patronage Solicited
Complete Stock of Fancy Groceries
COLLETT & MITCHELL