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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1912
There are 'only two powers in the
world, the? rword and the pen; and in
the end tho fomcris always conquered
by The latter.-NAPOLEON
It is probable that many acres of,
cotton will h-.ve to be "turned out to |
grass" in Edgefield county.
The Taftsmils is gene. It is'said
that President Taft hes made so many
frowns and grimaces recently be
cause of Col. . Roosevelt's repeated
strictures he has lost the art of smiling
The president's pardon proved to be
a panacea for all of the ills of Mr. Morse,
the convicted Nev/ York banker. He
has recently returned from Europe as
sound as a dollar and is ready for a J
second bout in frenzied finance.
If all of the advice that has been
poured into the ears of college gradu
ates throughout the country the past
fortnight was printed in books and all
of the volumes placed end-to-end they
would encircle the globe several times.
Georgia has two smart yet very ob
streperous Toms-Felder and Watson
-who are constantly in hot water
themselves and whose chief delight
seems to be in keeping others on the
Governor Blease was the first candi
date for a state office to file his pledge
with State Chairman John Gary Evans.
He recorded his candidacy for governor
officially in order to set at rest the ru
mor that he contemplated opposing
The usual verdict, "not guilty," has
been rendered in the last of the dispen
sary graft cases. Were it left to the
people to write a verdict, if one is to
judge from public sentiment, the re
cord in some of the cases would be
Let the levees continue to break and
the clouds continue to burst and it will
not be long before speculators will be
gin to offer farmers a tempting price
for cotton for fall delivery. All such
offers should be spurned. In the long
run, farmers profit by holding their cot
ton from the market until it is actually
ready for delivery.
College graduate, after you have
"hitched your wagon to a star" do not
be too easily discouraged. You are
sure to have "tire troubles," to en
counter mud-holes and an occasional
slough of despond. A young man who
73 never "bruised with adversity," sel
dom develops the best that is within
It is proposed that two more first
class battleships be added to our fight
ing force on the water. Would it not
be well to make it two score.instead of
only two? If Col. Roosevelt is the
next president and continues his rough
rider policy, this country is liable
to become involved in a serious war
with one or more of the powers at any
The board of trustees of Wofford col
lege acted wisely in refusing to rescind
its action of a year ago prohibiting fra
ternities among the student body.
There is nothing wrong with the aver
age Greek lettter fraternity per se, but
experience has proven repeatedly that
it is unwise to permit such organiza
tions among students. Af ter an insti
tution once places fraternities under
the ban they are seldom allowed again.
Harry K. Thaw, who in a way be
came famous through the murder of
Standford White and through the long
drawn-out trial which followed, has
been moved from the asylum at Mat
teawan back to jail. This is doubtless
the first step toward his final release.
Men of money are seldom made to suf
fer for their wrong doing. Had Thaw
been a criminal of the Bowery class
instead of hailing from the wealthy up
per-tens he would have been forced to
take a seat in the electric chair several
The cultured man or woman is gen
erally modest and unassuming. It is
the light, superficial one who is self
Charleston Waking Up.
The announcement that the Chamber
of Commerce of Charleston proposes to
raise $40,000 annually for three years
in order that it may do more effective
work is pleasing information to the up
per part of the state. For reasons
which need not be stated here, Charles
ton has never filled thc place commer
cially which she should. Her deep wa
ter and location cn the Atlantic coart
should make her a stronger rival of
leading northern ports in the matter of
exports and imports. Let us hope that
s'.ie will yet come into herowr.
In deciding to spend much cf the
money to be raised in exploiting the
city's advantages, the Chamber of
Commerce has acted wisely. Charles
ton must wake up and take on new life
if she is to reap her full share of bene
fit from the Panama canal. The re
cent announcement that two large su
gar refineries with a combined capital
of SS,OOO, OOO are soon to be established
in that city shows that mon of large
means have their eyes upon Charles
The opening of railway connection
with the central west and the contem
plated direct connection with the vast
coal fields ot Virginia greatly add to
Charleston's commercial importance.
The Panama canal can be made to mean
more to Charleston than any other
American city, if her business men
will only seize and improve the many
advantages that follow its coming.
The people of upper Carolina have an
abiding interest in Charleston and re
joice that a future so full of promise
lies before her.
An Educated Womanhood.
Owing to the fact that millions of
individual sovereigns of this country
are soon to wield the sceptre at the
ballot box, much is being heard from
the forum and read upon the printed
page concerning an "educated, enlight
ened citizenship. This is well. The
safety of our institutions and the bul
wark of American liberty is the free
and independent thought of the indi
vidual citizen, which can not exist'
where dense ignorance prevails. In
stressing the idea of an educated citi
zenship, let us not forget to include
our women as well as our men, our
girls as well as our * ">ys.
At one time, not many years ago, ei
ther, there was a popular belief or
conviction abroad that the girl in the
home needed only a superficie' educa
tion, and that money spent upon a
thorough education for her was a wan
ton waste. It portends well for the
future that this popular fallacy has
been disrated. The editor of The'
Advertiser is not alone in the belief
that if the education of either, the girl
or the boy, must be neglected, the boy
and not the girl should receive the
Napoleon once asked this question of
an intelligent lady of the French court,
"What is wanting in order that the
youth of France may be well educa
ted?" The terse, yet meaningful, re
ply was, "Goodmothers." The great
est need, the "underlying need, not
alone of France but of every country,
particularly a Republic, is good moth
ers. But in order for a woman to make
a good mother in the fullest, truest
sense, she must be'educated.
If instead of having the lines fall to
her in pleasant places, by becoming the
queen of a happy home, the daughter
be "forced by fate" to go out in a
cold, competitive world to earn her liv
ing, the need for a thorough education
will be more imperative. In this day
of greed and gold, the fittest survive,
which mepns that the uneducated girl
must give way to her educated com
petitor, and accept some humbler, less
These reflections have been suggested
by the large number of young ladies
who are receiving diplomas from the
female colleges throughout the state,
Winthrop alone issuing 118. The fact
that South Carolina has ten large fe
male colleges, with two other buildings,
should be a source of congratulation and
rejoicing to those who have at heart the
future well being of society and of the
Stute. Give South Carolina an educa
ted womanhood and the Ship of the
State will be reasonably safe in spite
of the ravings and rantings of the
demagogues who play upon the credu
lity and ignorance of a larg;; per cent
of the men who wield the ballot.
Candidate For Treasurer.
Among the new names added last
week to our candidates' column was
that of Mr. E. S. Johnson who is a
candidate for the office r*f treasurer.
Mr. Johnson has been in business
in Edgefield for the past twelve
years, always managing his affairs
with signal ability. It is his pur
pose if elected to give the same
close attentiop to the business of
the people that he gives to his pri
vate inrerests. Mr. Johnson was
reared near Johnston, where lr; bas
a large family connection. Ile U an
active, aggressive mau and will
visit the people in all sections in
order that they may know ol' his lit
ncss for the place lie is seeking.
Mr. G. D. Mims Will Speak on
Editor The Advertiser:
Having withdrawn from the race
for thc state senate, I have denied
myself the privilege and pleasure of
meeting the people of the county
face to face and speaking to them
on the issues of my published plat
form, and (from the sentiments of
several of mv Kood friends who
seem desirous that I give to. the
pu 1 ?1 ic an expression of my views
and ideas as pertains to the public
good, I will ask tlie people of the'
county who can consisten:ly do so,
to meet ine at Edgelield on lb?
fourth of July. And in tho acade
my grove near the branch (if there
is no objection to holding inc meet
ing there) I will there and thea
with a pair of tongs lift thc lid off
the skillett, and deliver its contents
in plain flat-footed English as a
There is no candidate whose in
terest I will boost, neither will I
stand as a stumbling block or as a
hindrance to the success of any as
My aim ia to aid our people as
far as I can in effecting ami bring
ing about some changes in our
county and stale laws and govern
ment looking to the building up of
our country and our homes. This
is the burning need of the hour.
Conservation of the resources of
our country and the material wel
fare of our people must take rank
over men and special interest.
It is by agitation we purge the
country of the wrongs and purify
or remove the stagnant and by dili
gent search only we discover the
remedies. By persistent efforts we
promote progresa and the rigid ad
ministration of law is our only hope
in suppressing crime. Whea these
interests are neglected the whole
country suffers. The consequences
|3Te, that the people will ask reform
I in a spirit of vengeance in an up
Kow I hope the people will look
forward and so arrange their do
mestic duties at borne that they may
come and take part in enjoyment of |
the day without l^ss. Bring your
families, and let's have a good and
enjoyable day. It is not ray inten
tion to make all the noise. I hope
there will be others present who are
more capable and worthy than your
humblc servant and will address
you. TL.? fraternity of candidates
are desired, pot to make public
speeches, but to take notice as lo
the direction the straws bend.
Now boys, we expect to J a ve but
one brand on top. Double Distill
ed Democracy Aged in the bosom
of every loyal and patriotic citizen
who has the welfare of his country
at heart and on this we hope to
swig you full. You can therefore
leave all other compounds of simi
lar name off the menu, and let peace
and good humor have full sway.
I hope this occasion will not come
in conflict with the plans and pro
gram of the county executive com
mittee or any other pre-arranged
entertainment. Should however
anything stand against the forego
ing, I would be glad to be advised.
G. D. Mims.
Clark's Hill, S. C., June 10-12.
Springfield Lodge to Celebrate.
Dear Mr. Editor: Ploase allow
me space in your worthy columns to
announce that on the fourth of
July the colored people of the F.
A.A.Y. M. fraternity of the Spring
field lodge will celebrate. The
public is cordially invited, and
everything to eat that heart and
appetite can wish for will be served.
A great brass band will furnish
music for the day, beginning
promptly at 0 a. m., and closing
strictly at 4:30 p. rn.
The meat will be barbecued to
order. This is a portion of the
country where mutual friendship
always exists between both races.
So come one. come all, we are ex
pecting that the best behavior will
be manifested. Anyone having
carcasses for sale, we would be glad
to buy them, and give you the
market price. Just see the com
mittee on arrangements.
J. Ii. liearden, Chairman
Kev. W. M. Peterson,
W. M. of the Lodge No. 84.
vertiser c?m f
ore ne arly jj
NOTICE CF ELECTION.
State of Sooth Carolina,
County of Edgefiel ?".
Whereas, there has been filed
with the County Board of Educa
tion of Edgeficld county, state of
South Carolina, a petition of more
than one-third of the resident elec
tors, and a like proportion of the
resident, free holders of the age of
21 years of Antioch school dis
trict No. 2, in said county and
state asking an election in said dis
trict for ihe purpose of voting on
the question o'' levying and collect
ing au additional special tax of ono
mill on the dollar of ail taxable
property of said district to supple
ment the school fund for said dis
Now, therefore, under provisions
of Sec. 1208, General School Law
of South Carolina, it is ordered that
T. B. Quarles, J. L. Johnson, T.
th Talbert, constituting the regu
lar board of trustees, do hold an
election at Antioch school house
in county and state aforesaid on
Saturday June 20th, after giv
ing notice of timo and place of said
election in some newspaper pub
lished in Edgefield county, and by
posting notices thereof in at least
three public places in said district
two weeks before election.
At this election only such elec
tors as return real or personal prop
erty for taxation, and wiio exhibit
their tax receipts and registration
certificates as required in general
?lections, shall bo allowed to vole.
At said election each elector fa
voring the proposed levy shall cast
a ballot containing the word "Yes"
written or printed thereon, and
each elector opposed to such levy
shall cast a ballot containing the
woid * No" written or printed
thereon. Within ten days after such
election if a rai jori ty of those vol-j
ing shall vote for such levy the
board of trustees shall furnish the
c*6unty auditor with a statement of
tho amount so levied. Thc po!!
shall open at 8 o'clock a. m., and
close at 4 p. m., and in all respects
comply with Sec. 1208 Cod?-, of
Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. Fuller,
.. Edwin H. Folk,
County 13d. Ed.
May 95th, 1012.
Earullui-Alt Over 8 oO-Value of
Property Over a Million and" a j
Quarte*-Ninety-four Teach- ;
era and O?licers.
Agriculture, Agriculture and Chem
istry, Agriculture and Animal in
dustry, Chemistry, Mechanical and
Electrical Engineering, Civil En- j
gineering, Textile Engineering,
One year course in Agriculture,
Two year course in Textiles, Four ?
weeks Winter Course in Cotton
Grading, Four weeks Winter Course
Cost. Cost per session of nine
months including all fees, heat,
light, water, board, laundry and
the necessary uniforms $133.50 Tui
tion $40.00 additional.
SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE EX
The College maintains 1G7 four]
year Agricultural and Textile Schol- j
arahips3nd 61 one-year Agricultural
scholarships. Value of scholarships
8100 per session aud free tuition.
(Students who have attended j
Clemson College or any other col
lege or university, are not eligible
for the scholarships unless there are
no other eligible applicants.)
Scholarship and Entrance Exami
nations will be held at the t'o,unty
Court House on July 12th, t) A. M.
Next Session Opens
SEPTEMBER ll, 1912.
Write AT ONCE to W. M.
Riggs, President, Clemson College,
S. C., for catalog, scholarship
blanks, etc. If you delay, you may
be crowded out.
I wish to remind you of the i uv j
portance of early employment of
teachers. Teachers who are in de
mand do not wait till September or
October for schools.
VV. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Eil.
Copyricli:. 1911, by Associated Library 1-ress)
"I am going to maleo fudge. Miss
Beulah has gone to town, and there's
10'oody but Miss Betty on guard. Su
sanne has the chocolate, and I am go
ng to contribute the milk. You
lecdn't bring anything but your sweet
Midget came trailing out into the
Hotness of the hall, ber pink kimono
gathered about her shivering figure.
"I'm glad," she said wistfully,
*that we are going to do something
jxciting. This school ie the limit,
Margaret. I'm so blue r could weep
>n your shoulder if you weren't so un
"i'm unsympathetic because you
! laven't any real woes," was Marga
ret's calm response. "You needn't
jose as an ill-used heroine simply bo
:ause you can't spend the week end
?vith Mary Tempest."
"It Isn't just that," Midget hesi
:ated. "If you only knew, Marga
"I do knew. Arthur Tempest is to
ie there, and your heart will break
f you don't see bim."
"Perhaps his heart will break,"
said little Midget, with a dignity
which made ??aig.iret s?are at her.
'We-we arc engaged, Margaret."
Margaret took her friend by 'the
shoulders and shook her. "And you
aavc-n't told us," she cried; "yoi
laven't told Suzann and me-oh,
"Well, you F Midget explained,
lastily, "lt fi', jappen jntll today."
"Eut y jn't seen him and you
Ildn't g ay letters, for I brought
ap the mall."
"I know. But-Arthur proposed by
"Of all thlng3?" Margaret clutched
Midget's arm. "Kow perfectly ro
mantic, Midget Middleton."
"It wasn't romantic at all," Mid
get declared, miserably. "I wanted
lt to happen in a garden among the
roses, or out in a boat in the moon
"Well, I wouldn't care where lt
was, so that the man was Arthur
Tempest," said practical Margaret.
'You're a lucky girl. Come on up and
tell us about it."
Curled up comfortably on the foot
ot Suzanne's couch, Midget told her
story. "I used to know Arthur when
I was a tiny little thing. Our fam
ilies lived next door to each other,
and that'? how I come to be so inti
mate with Mary Tempest. Arthur
! was educated abroad, and I haven't
' seen him tor years. He came back
a month ago and Mary invited me
down to help celebrate his homecom
ing. And-he fell In love with me.
I and he's going back to London this
week, and Miss Beulah has chosen
this time of all others to go away, and
j Miss Betty doesn't dare give any of
I us permission to leave the school
while Miss Beulah is gone-and so
! t-rshan't see him."
I "Couldn't you write to your mother
I ind get permission?" Suzanne asked
"There isn't time. I've told Mum
sie all about it, and I know she will
say 'bless you, my children,' but that
won't help me out-Arthur leaves to
"Why don't you meet him some
where and have lt over?"
Midget shook her head. "Mother
wouldn't like it. She hates anything
clandestine, and a mau can't thiuic
much of a girl who suggests a thing
Margaret, who was stirring the
fudge energetically, suggested, "Why
ion't you go down and explain things
to Miss Betty?"
I "Do you think lt would do any
When Midget entered the big
sohool room she found Miss Betty
sitting alone, her big yellow Cupid in
j Midget, standing in the door, asked,
in a meek voice, "May I speak to you
a minute, Miss Betty?"
"Certainly," was th? gentle re
T don't want to do anything." Mid
get began with great embarrassment,
"that would be against the rules.
But-but were you ever In love. Miss
The pale little lady opened her
mouth, but not a word came.
"I suppose I shouldn't ask such a
question," Midget apologized, "but lt
did seem that If-If-you had ever
cared very much for any one that
you-you'd sympathize with me now,
Miss Betty." And Midget, whose feel
ings had been much wrought upon by
the excitement of the day, broke down
"There, there, dearie," little Miss
Betty quavered, patting the girl's
hand; "teil me all about lt."
Midget told her, sitting on a little
stool at Miss Betty's feet, with Cupid
smuggled between them.
"And-it seems as if I must see him
just once before he goes," she whis
pered, "and I know mother wouldn't
"Beulah would be very angry," de
murred poor Miss Betty. "She hasn't
much sympathy with sentiment."
"But Miss Beulah isn't here-and
rind if you only could. Miss Betty."
"What ls it you want me to do?"
the little lady asked.
"Let Arthur come to say good-by.
j I can telephone, and be will bc here:
, in his car ia fifteen minutes-and it's;
/lever <ii.J such a thiug b.-lore in all
ri}' beating experience."
"I am wondering/' ignoring her in
terruption, ''If you rm possibly ho LU?
sister of whom Dick Gardner ls so
"' -t is my brother's name." sk3
? Thea we are old acquaintances,
wick is criming flown this afternoon
he'll tel! yon about me." ?
The young man seemed to he rscov- j
i:ig very rapidly.
"I'm hungry a?; a heir." lin admitted.:"
"That is a goo ! Indication, isn't lt.!
Miss Gar-iiner?" S
With much merriment Richards lmlltg
a fire of tho sticks Eula gathered. He
openeil rans from the tinned provi
sions with which tue locker was
stocked and made coffee over the
When they rc' ed to the hotel un
der the brcai heat of the after
noon sun, the piazza was deserted.
"Look, look," breathed the dainty,
charming girls ga'hcred in the parlors
that evening. "There he comes. Isn't
he stunning in evening clothes?"
"I wonder now if Eula doesn't regret
her ride? She scorns to have burned
worse than usual."
Someone ?cd tho distinguished young
artist forward. 11^ greeted each girl
with a kindly, sweeping look that she
felt took in every detail of her appear
"Miss Gardiner." he said, his eyes
twinkling; "I believe we have met be
Eula's flushed face grew a little
"Come out on the veranda," ne
begged. "I must plead my cause right
away. My name i? P.ichards-but that
doesn't happen to be all there is of it.
Indeed I did not mean to deceive you
-only, I get tlr^d cf being Fenmore
the artist, and like to be just a young
man whom no ono ever heard of!"
Eula smiled as she walked away.
"Bo you receive so much atten
tion?" she asked audaciously
"Everything seem= *c. rowe my'way
-I'm not ?vta ?eic upon the bound
"Oh, I say, thank Heaven Fen is
cut of the way," observed Dick Gard
iner cheerfully, seeing Fenmore and
his sister leaving the roora. "Now
there's some chance- for tho rest of us
Fenmore moved some chairs into
"Miss Eula." he said, "will you take
mo on the water in the morning? It
is absolutely un?-.ife for me to go
alone, and I must get some sketches.
In fact, I'd like to charter your boat
fer the season!"
"Eut my boat is out of order, Mr.
Fenmore. It is liable to stop at any
"Then we'll stock up that locker
and take plenty of sketching materi
"But my aunt objects to the water,'*
murmured Eula suggestively.
The young man was silent for a mo
ment, looking at her Intently.
"Miss E.ula," hr said softly, lean
ing toward her, "I'll brib : Dick into
going with us fe:* a week. I'll give
you seven days t;-to care as much
ar, I do! Then we will qualify our
selves to dispenro with a third per
"Do I take your breath? Well, you
deprived me of mine this v,orning!
Eula. I've adored you for it ont bs. I
adored you this morning v ''.en you
ran me down-ye:: never did a clev
erer thing! I'm so tired of nv- lonely
little craft-I want you at the wheel
"I shall doubt! ess run over you
every day," observed the girl ?xftly.
"I have no dcubt you will." an
swered Fenmore with conviction, but
USED THE AMERICAN TERM
Former Judge Sh;r!ey of Indiana Used
Short and Ugly Word to Ten
and Was Thrashed.
Ex-Judge Shirley was one of the
most interesting characters that ever
practiced law in Indiana. He had been
brought up in the .south, and although
a resident In the north for many rears,
still bad a trace of the so-called soma
ern dialect whi::h made his charac
teristic and expressive utterances ail
the more striking. Having succeeded
fairly well in hi? practice, he was tho
owner of a valuable farm or two. Ono
day he had a misunderstanding wiui
one of his tenants, in the course ot
which the tenant gave him a scund
thrashing. The same afternoon the
lawyer rode Into IL, bruised, bleeding
"Hello!" said a friend, meeting him.
"There must have been a runaway!"
"No, suh." replied the judge, grimly,
"there was no runaway, suh; but
there would have been if I could have
got loose, suh!"
His tenant was arrested and tried
for assault and battery. Of course,
Judge Shirley was the principal wit
"What did you say to this man,
Judge Shirley?" demanded the attor
ney who appeared lor the tenant.
"Well, suh," returned the judge,
evasively, "he falsified, and 1 called
his attention to it, suh!"
"And what did ycu say?" Insisted
At last, cornered, and forced to an
swer directly, the old judge replied:
"Well, your honr.h," turning from
his questioner and addressing the
court, "your honah, I may as well ad
mit that I used the common Amer
ican tuhm."-Youth's Companion.
In the Rubens' Room.
Artist's Wife-Look, Fritz, why
ion't you paint something like that