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Wednesday, June 14
Yes, we're all yearning for York.
When reference is made to the "law's
delay" the law of love ia not included.
"I am out of politics," says the Col
onel. Happy day-nobody thought it
would ever come.
Those York people were so big
hearted that they gave some of the
press people big heads.
One great advantage the Democrats
lave: They are not annoyed by a
Everything in the White Rose city
was open to the newspaper folk except
t the jail and that was closed for the
Notwithstanding all of his ups
and|downs, the Colonel has never yet
learned the lesouu that silence is
The continuous round of thoughtful
attentions of the York people suggest- j
ed this paraphrase: "On with the en
tertainment! let joy be unconfined?"
Why is Watson Bell like the historic
old liberty bell? Not that he is "crack
ed," but rather because the visitingl
girls in York were so eager to see him.
The Democratic convention promises
to be such a short, tame affair that it
-will hardly compensate the St. Louis
people for the many thousands it will
President William Banks practices
preparedness. In order to keep Jupiter
yiuvius straight, he carried Columbia's
Dutch weather prophet up to York
During those three delightfully
strenuous days in York the visitors
<were shown everything of interest in
and around the town, except Cansler
York to some was a land of "corn
and wine" and to others it abounded
in "milk and honey." Everybody was
supplied with just what they wanted
.and ALL they wanted.
Wouldn't you like to have the tele-j
phone toll collected between Oyster
Bay and Chicago last week? You could
take in all the springs, mountain and
jseashore resorts this summer.
The nomination of Mr. Hughes by
the Republicans creates another vacan
cy on the supreme bench to be filled by
a Democratic president, which means
another score for Woodrow Wilson.
Were we not afraid of being driven
bodily out of the town in which we de
sire to pass the remainder of our three
score and ten years, we would say
York is the VERY BEST town in South
Carolina. Well, we can think it in
And still the wonder grows that Col
onel Asbury Coward, that eminent
scholar and splendid gentlemen of the
Old South, is not passing the serene
eventide of life in the goodly town of
York, among the people of his first
A statement given out in Berlin says
56 ships flying the flag of the entente
nations were sunk during the month of
May. If this thing keeps up another
two years, there will be more ships on
the bottom than on the bosom of the
As one travels here and there over
the State, meeting with thoughtful and
observing people from the different
sections, he grows more and more
optimisticas to the political outlook.
We feel confident that the Ship of
State will continue in safe, conserva
tive hands for two more years.
Be not forgetful to entertain stran
gers, for thereby some have entertained
angels unawares.-Holy Writ. The
good people of York threw wide their
doors to the strangers last week, and
?at the same time they KNEW there
?were no angels among the newspaper
Snakers of South Carolina. I
A headline states that "Senator
Stone thinks supreme justices should
be ineligible for political office." And
we happen to know of one distinguished
citizen of Oyster Bay who concurs in
By a vote of 27 to 3 the State Demo
cratic executive committee of Texas
has decided to place the question of
statewide prohibition in the primary.
If these figures are an index to public
sentiment, Texas will soon be on the
honor roll of States.
Where Cotton Mills Pay.
A gentleman who has made more
than a passing study of the matter re
markei the other day that, as a rule,
cotton mills do not pay. in localities
where cotton can be profitably grown.
In these particular sections the bet
ter class of labor prefer the plow and
hoe out in the sunshine and open air to
the spindle and loom in miU buildings,
however comfortable and sanitary they
I may be. And judging " .om the large
number of cotton mills iii the portion of
North Carolina which we visited last
week, where but little cotton is pro
duced, considering too the profitable
condition of these mills, we are inclined
to acceptas true the statement made
by the observing business man above
Chaingangs Being Depleted.
The liquor trust recently made much
of the large amount of money collected
from the distillers and brewers by tho
j national government, alleging that pro
hibition has not curtailed the eonsump
I tion of intoxicating liquors, but you
will never hear through the liquor trust
that the closing of the near-beer sa
loons throughout Georgia is depleting
I the chaiDgang. The road working
force haj been so greatly reduced that
a new problem has been created in
many counties. However, the in
creased efficiency of labor and the rais
ing of the moral tone of the citizenship
I of Georgia '.hrough the operation of
j prohibition will make this new problem
j easy of solution.
In Memory of a Brave Sheriff.
i "Peace hath her heroes
No less renown'd than war."
Through a slight change, the words
of the immortal Milton are made to re
fer to the brave sheriff of Fairfield
county, Adam Dubard Hood, who was
killed while defending a prisoner from '
an angry, blood-thirsty mob. Human
blood does not always have to be shed
upon a field of battle for one to die for
his country. There are exigencies and
crises in times of peace when heroic
service is as patriotic and as praise
worthy as when one's breast is bared .
to the bullets of battle. Such was the
service that Sheriff Hood rendered to
Recently the State Bankers' associa
tion had erected a bronze tablet just '
above the judge's desk in the court
house of . Winnsboro in memory of :
sheriff Hood. And we say, all honor j
to the member of the association who ;
first conceived the idea of thus honor
ing a fearless public officer! His narnu
deserves to be perpetuated, and his
example should be held aloft to the
youth of the land as one worthy of .
Must Wear Stripes.
When the Liles bill was passed at the
last session ol' the legislature provid- 1
?ng for chaingang sentences, instead of .
fines, for those convicted of selling
whiskey not a few persons were of the .
opinion that it would be difficult to
secure convictions for the reason that
in future a conviction meant a term
on the public roads. With this view of
the situation existing in the minds of ;
some citizens, it is rather unexpected
that about the first convictions under ?
this law should be reported from Char
leston, followed by others in Columbia.
Fortunately, too, it so happens that at ?
both places judges who are noted for a
firm but just enforcement of the law
are presiding-Judge .Memminger in
Charleston and Judge Mendel Smith in :
Columbia. Both of these judges have !
imposed chaingang sentences^on.white
men, as well as negroes, who have ?
Already there had been a facing
about with reference to the enforce
ment of the prohibition law in Char
leston, due largely to the unceasing
efforts of Governor Manning, but the
placing of stripes on the offenders, in
stead of imposing afine, will have con
siderable weight in further detering
the old and hitherto defiant law
WHEN YOU HAVE A COLD
Give it attention, avoid exposure,
be regular and careful of your diet,
also commence taking Dr. King's
New Discovery.lt containsPine-Tar,
AntiseptioOils^aud Balsams. Is.sl igh t
ly laxative. Dr. King's New Dis
covery eases your cough, soothes
your throat and bronchial tubes,
checks your cold, starts to clear
your head. In a short time your
cold is better. Its the standard
family cough syrup in use over 40
years. Get a bottle at once. Keep
it in the house as a cold insurance.
Sold at your druggist. 3
(Written for last week,)
Parksville on Thursday last had
another of her most delightful
neighborhood days and everyone is
calling for plans for holding them
at frequent intervals. This time it
is a maypole and children's carnival
which it was planned at first to
hold at Cedarlands, the beautiful
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Fowler, but plans grew and a
transfer was made to the fair
grounds of Hussey park,
For quite a time beforehand the
little children had been training un
der the direction of Mrs. Kizzie Os
borne and Mrs. Warren assisted by
iheir loyal assistants Misses Annie
McDonald, Maggie Mae Robertson,
Cathleen Parks, Eva Brown and
Lula Seigler. The youngsters learn
ed the mysteries of the maypole and
became perfect in the song accom
panving it. ^The great day came
bright and fair and everybody gath
ered at the park which is one of na
tures spots of beauty. Through the
kindness of Mr. Langford seals had
The exercises began with a grand
march with almost a hundred chil
dren in line carrying banners and
some of them drawing most beauti-.
fully decorated little floats. Then
tiiere was the may pole dance by
twenty graceful children and there
This carnival dav was also made
a mother and baby day. A qnantity
of literature for mother's and baby's
cave and ?needs was distributed hy
Mrs. J. M. Bussey and Parksville
was fortunate in the fact that Dr.
W. G. Blackwell had as his guest
for the day Dr. Noel L. Moore the
child's specialist of Augusta. Dr.
Moore was introduced bj Mr. W.
W. Fowler and gave a most enter
taining talk. He told the mothers
to avoid old scares and sayings
about the care of babies but to avail
themselves of the best scientific ad
vice and methods. He strongly ad
vised the community to plan to
have a resident child's nurse, pre
dicting that within ten years rural
communities would all have their
nurses. Dr. Moore assured Parus
ville that it could in no way better
advertise itself and commend itself
to new comers than by leading the
way in this matter. It is highly
probable that his advice will be tak
W. W. F.
Our Side of lt.
We're not ashamed of the uniform
And if you are a friend
You will never say against it
Any word that will offend
It has covered honored bodies
Since tht days of the republic
When the stars and stripes were born.
Uniforms have many patterns
Some are khaki som^ are blue
And the men who choose to wear them
Are of many patterns too
Some are sons of wealthy parents
Some are college graduates
Some have many manly virtues
Some are simply reprobates.
We have many skilled mechanics
Men of b ain and letters who
Loyally have served their country
And they are a credit too
N'o indeed they are not all angels
Blackguards? Yes we're some of those
But when they came into the service ?
They all wore civilian clothes.
Men of all kinds when they're drinking
.Misbehave act rough and swear
Drunken soldiers or civilians
Are disgusting everywhere
arant us then your forbearance*
We'll appreciate it more
Than a lot of noise and :heerin
When we're leaving for a war.
We have sat with you in public
And have smelled your whiskey breath
Heard remarks insane and silly
Nearly boring us to death
Though we offered no objections
When in theaters we have met
Still you think you should exclude us
When attended by our set.
If you meet us out in public
On the streets or anywhere
We don't merit sneering glances
Nor a patronizing stare
For we have an honored calling
As our garments plainly show
You may be a thief or parson
How on earth are w? to know.
I don't care what's your profession
Occupation what you do
When you're looking at a soldier
And he"'s looking back at you
Who is there to judge between us
As we stand there man to man
Only one: the;great Almighty
Name another if you can.
Drop your proud and ' haughty bearing
And your egotistic pride
Get acquainted with the soldier
And the heart and soul inside
Test and try to analyze him
Criticize him through and through
And you'll very likely find him
Just as good a man as you.
William E. Hamilton,
Co. E. 2nd Infantry, U. S. A.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of magistrate of the
8th magisterial district of Edgefield
county, subject to the rules and regu
lations of the Democratic party.
J. C. TI.M M ERM AN.
FOR SALE-Overland automo
bile, model 83, 2 months old. Can
be bought at very low price. Apply
to T. R. Henderson, care Hall's
Pharmacy Co., Aiken, S. C. 2t.
West Point Opening.
Washington, June 12-Senatoi
Tillman said to-day that he has just
been informed by the war depart
ment that a cadet to West Poi ru
must be appointed by him for ad
mission to the academe July 10
The minimum requirements for ad
mission are 14 units, a unit repre
senting a year's study in any sub
ject in a secondary school constitu
tine approximately a quarter of a
full year's work for four years. The
secondary school curriculum is re
garded as representing not mort
than 16 units of work.
Full information will be given by
Superintendent John E. Swearingen
at Columbia. Competitors for thi.
cadetship will have io report to Su
perintendent Swearingen in Colum
bia June 28.
One Month of Prohibition.
In the face of the official figurer
from the recorder's court docket ol
Augusta, a* published in yester
day's Chronicle, who can deny tin
beneficent effects of prohibition?
In May, 1915, there were 170 ar
rests in Augusta for drunkenness
and disorderly conduct, and for
May, 1910-the first month of real
.prohibition in this city-there were
only thirty-four arrests on the same
There we have it-just one-fifth
as many cases for the recorder's
court as the result of intoxication.
And the chances are, that as the
reins are tightened, from month to
month, the number of such arrests
will grow gradually smaller; until,
maybe, in time, the sight of a
drunken man on the streets of thir
city will be rare indeed.
But even this is not all. The
money that has heretofore been
spent for whiskey is now going into
the channels of legitimate trade, or
is being saved. From every aspect,
therefore, prohibition has brought
an improvement in local conditions
-and it has been tried only one
month as yet. What other law ever
placed on the statute books of Geor
gia has ever accomplished so much
in so short a time?
Does prohibition prohibit? Ask
the police. Ask the recorder.
Is prohibition a success? Ask the
merchant. Ask the banker. Better
still-ask the wife or mother of the
man whom it is helping to save
from himself.-Augusta Chronicle.
Disbursements of Southern Rail
Washington, D. C., June 1.
During April 1916, Southern Rail
way Company disbursed for labor,
material, supplies, and other pur
poses ?3,195,831 95 of which ?2,
674,058.09 or 83.67 per cent, was
paid to individuals and industries
located in the South. This amount
represents more than 61 per cent,
of the moneys paid to the Company
for transportation by those located
on the lines, according to figures
announced to-day by Comptroller
A. II. Plant, showing the results of
operation of the Company for the
month of April 1916, and for the
period of ten mouths . .ded April
30,.191(5, compared with the same
month and period in 1914, exclu
sive of interest, rentals and other
income charges. The comparison
with 1914 is made for the reason
that in 1015 the effect of the, busi
ness depression was reflected through
?he revenues ol' the Company.
Gross Revenue, April l".il6, ?0,
181,4D8 an ^increase as compared
with 1015 of $008,713 or IS.58 per
cent, and as compared with 1014 of
8370,352 or 6.54 per cent.
Operating Expenses, Taxes and
Uncollectible Railway Revenues,
April 1016, $4,143,251, an increase
as compared compared with 1015
of ?230,010 or 5.89 per cent, and a
decrease as compared, with 1914 of
?462,876 or 1U.05 per cent.
In addition to the foregoing Op
erating Expenses, the Company
spent in April 1,916, for improve
ments to its Roadway and Struc
tures ?314,823.88 as against ?778,
425.44 during April 1915 and
?217,560.49 during April 1914.
Corresponding results for the ten
months periods are as follows:
Gross Revenue this year ?58,058,
277, an increase as compared with
1915 of ?5,519,259 or 10.50 per
cent, and a decrese as compared
with 1914 of ?1,839,481 or 3.07
Operating Expenses, Taxes and
Uncollectible Railway Revenues
this year ?40,742,350, a decrease as
compared with 1914 of ?873,584 or
2.10 per cent, and as?com pared with
1914 ot ?4,573,519 or 10.09 per
In addition to the foregoing Op
erating Expenses, the Company
spent during the ten months this
year, for improvements to its Road
way and Structures, ?7,050,S14.12,
as against ?7,730,272,53 during the
same period in 1915 and ?2,315,
720.73 during the same period in
?ge's NEW LIFE PILLS
Tho Pills That Do Cure.
A large assortment to select your
Cut Glass in new and attractive de
Novelties of all kinds. Sterling: Silver
of every kind and description. Prices
PENN & HOLSTEIN.
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, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
. ". 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 $40.00 to $50.00 per acre.
BANK OF WAYNESBORO
We are prepared to fill your or
ders for Cerealite for corn and cot
ton. The yield of both crops can jj
be largely increased by the use of 1
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