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Wednesday, June 7
All passes lead to York this week.
Some of England's largest fighting
craft suddenly became submarines.
WTiat's in a name? The Invincible
-was the first English ship to sink.
A large portion of the much-boasted
English navy is where McGhinty was.
The eight-year-old boy preacher in
Augusta may be an embryonic Billy
They say the 1916 bathing suits have
neither length, breadth nor thickness
Thus far we haven't heard of any
warehouse man accepting the chal
lenge of one N. B. Dial.
Nobody can say the daily papers
lave been chary with their space in
reporting the school closings.
Another battle or two in European
-waters will easily give "Uncle Sam's"
Bevy first place among the nations.
You can't blame the congressmen for
leaving Washington when their politi
cal fences are badly in need of repair.
170 arrests in' May, 1915, and
only 34 for May, 1916, is a good record
Sot the new prohibition law of Georgia.
Doubtless the names of those English
dreadnoughts will be changed, for it
is certain that they now dread
"We have an idea that the Colonel
?will not be dee-lighted with the nomi
nation that will be made by the Chi
England and Germany are both Iaim
ing the victory, but we are of the opin
ion that both should be thankful that
the fatalities were no worse.
A headline refers to an "Innocent
Xie." It must have been one that
came from the lips of lovers concern
ing their approaching nuptials.
As the editors are away this week
attending their annual ?|meet in York,
the papers over the State will contain
"the truth, the whole truth and noth
ing but the truth."
While thi Republicans discuss the
merits and demerits of Justice Hughes
and Colonel Roosevelt, the Democrats
are concentrating in one solid phalanx
.opon Woodrow Wilson.
The cotton bloom season is approach
ing. Wonder who'll be the|first to adorn
The Advertiser's desk with one. Some
pretty June peaches would also add
much to the color scheme.
President Wilson scored another vic
tory the (other day when the senate
confirmed Louis D. Brandeis by a large
majority. Henry Clay said, "I would
rather be right than be president,"
but Woodrow Wilson is generally right
and is president too.
The war has caused so many limbs
to be amputated that European sur
geons are experimenting with the mus
cles of the portion of the arm
that is left in the hope of causing
them to move or operate^the fingers of
an artificial hand. A job of that size
bad better be sent over here to Mr.
Should be Given Employment.
The board of charities and correc
tions recently made an inspection of
the Richland county jail as required by
law, and found 28 inmates, 12 of whom
are white. The board recommended
that some kind of employment be pro
vided for the inmates. The Adverti
ser commends the suggestion. In coun
ties that are densely populated and
have a considerable number of prison
era in jail some way should be provi
ded fur thsir making the expenses of
maintaining the jail. Better be em
ployed than lolling around the jail all
It costs something to conduc?an elec
tion in Charleston and the candidates
have to pay the bills. The highest as
sessment is that fixed for candidates
for sheriff. The amount is $600 if more
than one candidate announces, and if
there is only one candidate the assess
ment is $1,200. Candidates for clerk
of court are assessed $300.
Milk Declared a Stimulant.
The announcement by the Pasteur in
stitute of Paris that milk is a powerful
stimulant will be received as a surprise
in many quarters. For many months
milk has been given the French sol
diers in the trenches and the results
have amply justified the statement
given out by scientists as tn the effect
of milk upon the human system.
While alcohol excites the brain and
benumbs the sensibilities, thus causing
a false courage, milk, according to con
clusions reached by scientists, strength
ens and keys up the individual without
impairing in any sense his efficiency.
In fact, the increased strength afford
ed by milk adds increased efficiency
very materially. . So helpful has milk
been found that French soldiers are
given this liquid food just before going
into battle, and its sale to the soldiers
when off duty to the rear of the
trenches is being urged instead of the
popular soft drinks.
After all, the law of compensation is
turning the awful war to at least some
good account by the many valuable
helps to humanity that scientists have
discovered, largely through necessity.
Educated Women Increasing.
That so large a number of young wo
men are receiving diplomas from col
leges throughout the State augurs well
for the future. Winthrop leads by send
ing out 159 graduates this year and
other colleges for young women are
likewise sending out larger classes than
usual. Converse has issued 44 diplomas.
When it is considered that each of
these educated young women becomes
a centre of influence that is wholesome
and helpful in their respective commu
nities the effect of this great force in
the aggregate can scarcely be estimated.
As long as institutions of learning
turn out increasing numbers of educa
ted men and women there need be no
apprehension lest the world grow
worse. We mean, of course, when
these men and women are educated in
the fullest sense. And be it said to
the credit of most southern colleges,
heart culture is stressed as much as
The increasing number of educated
young women means that the standard
of motherhood is being raised, and the
standard of our citizenship is raised in
Letter From "Lone Star'* State.
I see from your paper and Uncle
"Iv's" letter you have been having
high winds and dry weather back
there. I have been living here for
ty-nine years, and don't believe I
ever have seen such a spring and
winter as we have had, we did not
have a great deal of cold weather.
January was mild and nearly every
morning was cloudy and drizzling,
just enough to keep the top of the
ground wet and sticky so we could
not plow. About the first week in
February we had a good rain and
then the wind commenced to blow
and has kept it up ever since, it is
blowing so hard to day, you can
hardly keep your hat on. From the
time we had the fain in February,
we did not have anymore until April
I, and since then we have had about
twelve inches. It was so dry in
March it was very diflicalt to get a
stand of corn, and in April it was
too wet and cold . to plant cotton,
some did plant with the ground too
wet but had to plant over. The
weeds grass and cotton all came up
at the same time, and the oast o m
out here when grass and cotton
come up together, instead of trying
to work it out they plow it up and
The bulk of the cotton crop is
May cotton and a good deal of it was
planted last week and is not up yet,
some will not finish planting for
two or three days yet. The corn
crop is very promising at this time,
part of it has been plowed the sec
ond time and laid by and all of it
will be laid by this week, as it will
be too large to plow in a few days,
everybody has good stands of cot
ton and are plowing it over thiB
The grain crops are looking well.
Tne only trouble there is not
enough of it planted. All fall oats
was killed by a freeze about the
first of February, and most of them
did not have the money to buy seed
to sow again. On that account the
cotton acreage will be increased.
I hope yon have had good rains
before now. We will not need any
here for ten days or two weeks, by
tfr?t time the cotton will be chopped
Well I will close for this time.
W. J. Rochelle.
Shower For Miss Mamie West.
On Saturday afternoon last, at
the home of Mrs. S. B. Strom, the
Woman's Missionary Society of Re
hoboth church entertained with a
miscellaneous shower in honor of
Miss Mamie West.
The interior of this pretty coun
try home was decorated in a very
tasty manner, the hall being in
green and the parlor in red and gold.
On eutering, the guests were greeted
by Misses Martha and Ethel Strom,
who took charge of the gifts.
A. table containing the bride's
book was presided over by Miss An
nie Lou Morgan. In this book each
guest wrote a wish for the bride, a
prize being offered for the best
wish. So after the wishes had all
been written and read by Miss Mor
gan, three judges, namely: MrB.
Paris Culbreath, Mrs. E. C. Winn
and Mrs. T. C. Culbreath, - were ap
pointed to decide who should be
the winner. There were three
wishes selected, one equally as good
as the other, so these were. placed
in a hat and a disinterested party
had to draw to decide the lucky win
ner. The prize fell to Mrs. t?us
Little Misses Florence Culbreath
and Mary Julia Winn passed
through the crowd and pinned dain
ty souvenirs of tiny red and gold
bells on each guest. A large bas
ket decorated in red and gold and
lilied with various articles of linen,
was borne into the parlor by the
above named little girls, where
each article was displayed on a rope
stretched across the corner of the
A table placed nearby was also
filled with china, glassware, etc., all
of which bespoke of the universal
popularity of the bride-to-be. Ice
cream and cake was served at in
tervals throughout the afternoon.
Just as all were gathered around
the tables and about to partake of
these refreshments, a toast to the
bride, written by Mis9 Carrie Tal
bert, was read by Miss Annie Lou
The social feature of this occasion
was indeed helpful, as it brought
together a large number of friends
who enjoyed a few short hours of
fun and merry-making; and as e?ch
one left they felt very much in
debted to Mrs. Strom and the Wo
man's Missionary Society for the af
Plum Branch, S._C._
Mr. Tillman's Brave Words.
Senator Tillman has spoken like
a sound-hearted, clear headed Amer
can to his fellow-Senators on the
abominable River and Harbor Bill
which, in a year of greatly incre?s
ed expenditures for essential things,
approximates 840,000,000 largely
for things that are not essential.
The River and Harbor bill is al
ways more or less of a scandal.
This year it is worse than ever.
The ''lump sum appropriation"
which Mr. Tillman suggests should
be passed to keep the really im
portant projects from going to
ruin," would be comparatively small.
A moderate sum is required, to
deepen the East River channel for
the good of the whole country, a9
not only commerce but the United
States Navy will nrofit by that im
provement. There is essential river
and harbor improvement which
should not be neglected, but most
of the proposed appropriation is a
grab for political purposes.
As Mr. Tillman says "?4-0,000,
000 would build two battle cruis
ers." That amount of money could
more than supply our present need
of destroyers submarines and sup
ply ships in addition to the small
allowance made for them in the
House Naval bill. Senator Till
man's honest and powerful argu
ment against the River and Har
bor bill is based on his recognition
that we need all the money we can
afford to make an adequate navy,
second to none except England's
both in number of ships and their
armament." His warning is in ear
nest of his intention as Chairman
of the Senate's Naval Committee to
ignore the influence of Padgett,
Hensley and Kitchin, which has
served to botch the plans for naval
preparedness in the House, and to
give the country an effective naval
bill. At least t\?o superdread
noughts should be added to this
year's list of authorized warships,
and Admiral Perry, in a communi
cation printed on this page to-day
argues convincingly in favor of
eight instead of six battle cruisers.
Doubtless with his clear knowl
edge of our riaval needs, Senator
Tillman will see that the bill con
tains provisions for the expenditures
building of new ships, and for plac
ing the strategical control of the
navy where it belongs, in the hands
of experienced officers. His denun
ciation of members of Congress
who attained such a time as this
are devoting all their energies to
"pork" was timely and vigorously
and all patriotic Americans will
share his hope that the President
will vote the River and Harbor bill
if it is passed.-New York Times,
May 22, 1916.
News From Trenton.
Childrens day was appropriately
and beautifully observed in our
Methodist church on Sunday morn
ing last, the children doing their
parts with well deserved honor and
ability. The cradle roll feature
was particularly lovely and impres
sive and the ladies who had this
program in charge deserve much
credit for each selection showed
careful training an3 painstaking. In
the absence of Rev. Gunter Senator
B. E. Nicholson from Edgefield
conducted the service.
Beginning next Sunday evening
Rev. E. C. Bailey will conduct a
protracted service in our Presbyte
i Miss Dollie Bettis will leave home
on Wednesday to visit Mrs.Lac.it*
at Florence. Prior to her going
?away she entertained the "Entre
Nous" embroidery club in her own
inimitable way on Friday. Serving a
lovely lunch at the close of the
Mr. Gorman from Forth Worth
Texas nas returned home after a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Roper, and
baby Louise, from Columbia, are
visiting at home of Mr. J. D.
Misses Fannie Millie and Ethel
Harrison are at home from college
duties, the latter from Limestone,
the former having graduated in
music from Chicora.
Mrs. M. M. Padgett has been in
Columbia for the past week in at
tendance upon the commt/ncemunt
exercises of the Columbia college,
her daughter Eulis being one of the
Miss Fannie Harrison was the
channing hostess for her ''Entre
Nous" club on Tuesday. The af
ternoon was delightfully spent and
at its close Miss Harrison served
cream and cake.
Mr. Geo. Day from the A. & M.
college of Raleigh, N. C., after a
successful year has come home for
Miss Beatrice Stevens is the
recipient of much social attention
and admiration during her visit to
her sister, Mrs. D. R. Day.
Mra. J. R. Moss entertained with
a most enjoyable spend-the-day par
ty on Friday, the honor guest being
Mrs. H. VV. Scott.
Mr. Alvin Etberedge from Saluda,
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Herlong and Mrs. Willis, were
guests of Mr. B. J. Harrison, du
ring the past week.
Eighteen ladies enjoyed the hos
pitality of that lovely lady Mrs. T.
P. Salter on Thursday afternoon
last, the occa8f?rf-being ihe.m_eeting
pf her^Embroidery club. Beautif?lv
music waifalso enjoyed. Mrs. Lan
ham and her two attractive daugh
ters from Augusta, who are guests
of Mrs. Salter, delighted the ladies
with several songs. Miss Ruth
Salter, Miss Beatrice Stevens and
Mrs. Frank Herlong, also rendered
several selections. Mrs. Salter
served delightful refreshments.
Miss Julia Moss Wis? is visiting
Miss Norma Sbaunouhouse at Edge
Miss Ruth Long, Miss Marie
Marsh, Miss Debbie Mae Marsh and
Miss Lucile Smith, are at home
from their respective colleges for
Mr. P. B. Day is visiting rela
tives in Columbia.
The W. C T. U. had a pleasant
meeting at the horne of Mrs. Rubye
Shealy on Tuesday afternoon. This
was flower mission day and several
interesting papers were read on that
subject. Arrangements were made
for the visit to the County Home
on Friday the 9th. At the close of
the meeting Mrs. Shealy served de
lightful sandwiches and tea.
Mrs. S. B. Mays from South
Edgefield was a welcomed visitor in
Trenton during the past week.
Notice of Sheriff's Sale
of Eeal Estate Un
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELP.
By virtue of an execution issued
by James T. Miras, treasurer of
Edgefield County, South Carolina,
dated April 29th, 1915, against Mrs.
C. M. Gray for fifteen and 78-100
(815.78) dol?ais for State, county
and school taxes for tho fiscal year
1914; also by virtue of an execution
issued by James T. Mims, treasurer
of Edgefield county, S. C., on April
15tb, 1916, against Mrs. C. M.
Gray for thirteen and 30-100 ($13
30) dollars for State, county and
school laxes for the fiscal year 1915,
I have levied on the property here
inafter described of the said Mrs.
C. M. Gray, and will sell the same
to the highest bidder for cash be
fore the Court House door at Edge
field, S. C., between the legal hours
of sale on salesday in July, 1916,
all of that lot or parcel of land con
taining three acres more or less,
situate within the incorporate limits
of the Town of Edgefield, State of
Candidate for Congresi
, MY PLATFORM.
If elected, I pledge myself to stand
for the principles of democracy for
which the Democratic party has stood
in the past. I would advocate partic
ularly the following:
A further reduction of the tariff on
all the necessities of life and an in
crease, if necessary, on luxuries. I
would supplement our revenue by a tax
on large incomes and by an inheritance
tax when colossal fortunes pass from
one member of a family to another.
I would advocate a Rural Credit Biil
upon the amortization plan-a bill with
out unnecessary red tape end strings
tied to it, as in the present bill in Con
gress, allowing the borrower, on his
real estace, five to thirty-six years to
repay the amount borrowed at a rate
of not more than five or six per cent,
A uniform warehouse law for the
grading1 and storing of farm products
such as cottgn, ivheat, tobacco, etc.,
be accepted for loans at the Federal
A less expenditure of Federal monies
to make navigable waterless creeks
and rivers and for the placing of water
upon the arid lands of the West and use
of a portion of this money for the tar
ing off by drainage of the surplus wa
ter from the rich alluvial lands of our
coast region, bringing into cultivation
forhomeseekers millions of acres of the
most fertile lands in the world. These
lands can be drained for expenditure of
from $5.00 to $7.00 per acre and are
worth twenty times as much when so
I believe in liberal appropriations for
good roads, the extension of rural mail
routes, the dissemination of knowledge
of agriculture in the rural communities,
the teaching of agriculture as it per
tains to soil building, fertilization, etc.,
in our rural schools.
I advocate preparedness against any
possible invasion, giving particular at
tention to the size and power of our
I would check all extravagant appro
priations. Fifty years after the Civil
War the number of pensioners and the
amount received by each is still in
creasing, and the amount paid out of
the treasury of the United States for
those who overpowered the South
I amounts to $162,000,000 annually.
Nothing like this has been known here
tofore in the history of the world.
The United States should put itself
upon record as favoring a concert of
the nations, submitting all differences
between them to arbitration or an In
ternational Court, the decrees of which
are to be enforced by peaceful means,
if possible, by force if necessary.
These and many other questions are
before the public of to-day, and a wise
solution of them will make for the
peace and prosperity of the nation.
South Carolina, on Augusta Street,
bounded as follows:
On north by lot of Mrs. S. D.
Strom on south by Beaver Dam
creek on west by Beaver Dam creek
and on east by Augusta Street.
The purchaser will be issued a re
ceipt for the purchase money with
the privilege of the owner to redeem
within six months, as provided by
law. The proceeds of sale will be
applied to the payment of said
taxes, costs and penalties.
W. R. S WEA RINGEN,
Sheriff E. C., S. C.
s from?Second District
COL. ALVIN ETHEREDGE.
(The Saluda Standard, May 25, 1916.)
Mr. Etheredge is a native of Saluda,
as his people have lived continuously
within sight of Old Red Bank church
here for nearly 150 years, his ancestor,
Samuel Etheredge, receiving from
George III in 1772 a grant of land on
the waters of Red Bank creek. Samuel
and two sons served in the famous
Snow campaign, which drove the In
dians from this country over the moun
tains into Tennessee; he also, with four
sons, served throughout the Revolu
tionary war as an ardent Whig, one of
the sons being killed by the Tories and
the father and another son being
wounded at the Star Fort, near Ninety
Six. One of the family served in the
Seminole war. Mr. Etherege's grand
father and great uncle were members
of Capt. Jones' rifle company, called the
Mt. Willing Nullifiers, organized with
"many othev militia companies to aeien
the State if necessary in those trouble
some times of nullification.
All the family able to bear arm?
went to the front during the Civil war,,
and at the end of this his mother, now
a widow, attempted to carry on the
plantation. Finding this impossible
with no men left to carry on the work,
she with her family, moved to Granite
ville in the Horse Creek Valley, where
she went into business, being known
far ?ind wide, and loved by all who
came in contact with her. At his mother's
request, afcer her death Col. Etheredge
established a scholarship^fund at Fur
man university, and from this fund
many worthy young men have been en
abled to secure a college education.
Mr. Etheredge grew up in Granite
ville, receiving his primary education
at the Graniteville academy. He at
tended Richmond academy in Augusta,
afterward going to Furman, where he
received his B. S. degree, later taking
a two-year course in civil engineering.
Returning to Graniteville, he organized
and built the original Carolina Light
and Power Company, on Little Horse
Creek, probably the first of the kind in
the South. However, the call "Back
to the Land" was too much for him,
and he returned to his farm in Saluda
more than twenty years ago, where he
has been ever since.
Mr. Etheredge was one of the com
missiners appointed by the constitu
tional convention to lay off the new
county of Sa'.uda, divide the territory
into schoolgdistricts, erect public build
ings, etc. He was appointed by Gov.
Ansel as Lieutenant Colonel on his staff,,
serving two terms. For years he has
been a member of Red Bank Baptist,
church, and is now a trustees of Green
ville Female college. Although busy
with his farming and other business in
terests he has taken much interest in,
public and political affair.-Adv.
Notice of Election of
The Town Council of the Town,
of Edgefield, S. C., will meet July
6th to elect Marshalls for said Town.
One day Marshall and one night
Marshall will be elected.
All applicants will file their ap
plications with Clerk of Council.
R. C. PADGETT,