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J. L. MIMS,._._Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1912
One man meets an infamous pun
ishment for that crime which confers
a diadem upon another.-JUVENAL.
Who said Col. Roosevelt would not
go to Chicago?
Don't be alarmed if the earth trem
bles again this week. It will only be
Col. Roosevelt bolting the Republican
While Washington's inherent modes
ty caused him to decline to accept the
presidency for a third term, Roosevelt's
indomitable Ego forces him to seek
a third term with characteristic strenu
Col. Roosevelt has lost in prestige
more than he will gain politically by
going to Chicago to personally contend
with the national committee over the
seating of the contested delegates.
The citizen of Spartanburg who sub
scribed $1,000 to the Converse endow
ment fund and wrote the word "Anony
mous" opposite the amount instead of
signing his or her name is entitled to
A Greenville negro has 12 charges
of petit larcency against him, but the
court should be more considerate of
the governor than to try the thief on
more than one charge, thus saving the
work of issuing ll pardons.
It is true that peas are high, but the
farmer who is contemplating curtail
ing the acreage to be sown should bear
in mind that the best western hay is
selling close around $40 per ton. One
ton of well-harvested, home-grown
hay is worth almost two of western
Considering the kind and quality of
the freight that is being hauled these
days, sweet girl graduates and luscious
Georgia pe?.ches, railroads should be
very careful how they handle their
trains. One Georgia town shipped 37
cars of peaches in one day last week,
which is a record-breaker for the early
part of June.
Thomas Jefferson once said "I trem
ble for my country when I reflect that
God is just; that his justice cannot
sleep forever. " If the conscience of
the father of the Constitution was so
quickened as to call forth such a re
mark while the nation was yet in the
purity of its infancy, what would he
say of present conditions, when fraud
and graft and corruption permeate the
entire body politic?
The people of Angusta will make no
mistake if they elect L. C. Hayrie
mayor. He will not only stand for
commission government but will stand
for everything that is best for the city
of Augusta. Instead of being a chron
ic and corrupt politician, Mr. Hayne is
a thoroughgoing, progressive business
man and will place our sister city's feet
upon a rock and p'it a new song th her
The national government has again
honored the Citadel by allowing a mem
ber of the recent class of graduates to
be commissioned as lieutenant in the
regular army. This opportunity or
courtesy is extended, if we are cor
rectly informed, to only one other mil
itary school in the country besides the
Citadel. This splendid institution contin
ues to deserve the appellation, the "West
Point of the South."
The life of Lillian Russell, the cele
Drated actress who recently married
her fourth time, is almost as strenuous
as that of the presidential candidates.
She arrived in New York on a special
train from Cincinnati Thursday morn
ing at two o'clock, was married at ten,
gave a matinee at two and another
performance at eight-thirty. After
the close of the evening performance
she accompanied her theatrical troupe
to Chicago. Isn't that strenuous
enough for a June bride?
The Universicy of Georgia has con
ferred the degree of doctor of laws
upon Governor Joseph M. Brown. Our
governor ought not to benighted.
An Embarrassing Situation.
Opening the suffrage ranks for the
admission of women sometimes brings
about embarrassing domestic complica
tions. For instance, among the dele
gation from one of the western states
to tne Republican convention is a man
and his wife. So far so good, but the
unfortunate part of it is yet to come.
He is an ardent supporter of 31 r. Taft
and she is a stand-patter for Col.
Roosevelt. Notwithstanding the fact
that it was mutually agreed that
the political situation would not be dis
cussed on the trip, The Advertiser will
wager dollars to dough-nuts that the
poor fellow will flop over to Col. Roose
velt before the final ballot is taken. A
man is not a man when he has a Roose
veltian suffragette for a wife.
The Money Trust Investigated.
While the efforts of the government
to suppress trusts of all kinds may not
have been altogether successful, yet
there is no denying the fact that the
attempt to enforce the anti-trust law
has a wholesome and deterrent effect.
The national searchlight is now being
turned on the alleged money trust of
New York, commonly known as the
money power of Wall Street. In this
investigation South Carolina has a
prominent part, Congressman Byrnes
being a member of the investigating
Although the investigation has been
in progress but a few days, sufficient
testimony has been adduced to prove
that an official inquiry into the affairs
and methods of the powerful banking
interests of New York is wise and
timely. Wall Street banks, at least all
whose capital stock amounts to a mil
lion dollars and more, are members of
the New York Clearing House Associa
tion and through this organization
make such rules and regulations as
will promote their own interests re
gardless of the rights and interests of
their clientele, which consists of prac
tically the entire population of the
A matter that is of general interest,
affecting remotely the people of South
Carolina and Edgefield county, is the
charge that is made by these associa
ted banks for collecting out-of-town
checks. The average charge for col
lecting these checks is one-seventh of
one per cant, the rate in New York
ranging from $1 to $2.50 per thousand,
while out-of-town collections are made
through the Boston Clearing House at
an average cost of about 7 cents per
thousand. Through the collection of
out-of-town checks alone the New ork
banks reap about $50,000,000 annually.
This ?3 believedjto be too great a bur
den upon the small banks of the coun
try and their individual patrons.
The investigation has only begun and
it seems now that before the end is
reached some startling revelations will
be made. The Advertiser believes in
administering justice fairly and impar
tially to the corporation and individual
alike, but the powerful corporations
should be as amenable to law as the
humblest citizen. The only way in
which it can be determined whether
these large banks are conforming to
the law and are not employing unjust
methods is by such an investigation as
is now in progress.
From the stump this summer Con
gressman Byrnes will dilate and disser
tate at length upon what he ?aw when
the Wall Street "lid" was raised. We
are glad that he is a member of this
commission. It is a distinct honor.
The rain has con tinned up to
date, though the weather bids fair,
according to indication tbis morn
ing to give the farmers a few days
of sunshine. And this leminds me
of a remark of my old friend Tap
Doolittle of Rehoboth on this wise:
He said that the people had told so
many stories about reducing the
cotton acreage, that the Lord had
taken a hand. Every fellow prom
ised, according to Tap, to cut down
his cotton crop with no intention of
doing so, hoping the other fellow
would do it and thereby increase
the price; and ihe Lord took a hand
and foiled the plans of the average
farmers, who intended to plant
more cotton than usual. The news
papers are giving the credit for cot
ton reduction to Anderson of Rock
Hill, but Mr. Doolittle looks in an
We had a visit last week from
Mr. Genie Thurmont,, Jr., of Red
Oak Grove. Mr. Thurmond is one
among the few young men who has
saved his money and has decided to
invest in bank. He tells me that he
had j ust sold his last year's cotton
crop, receiving 12 cents all around
making a little by holding. Genie
used to live among us, and bis occa
sional return is always welcomed
by his many friends.
Parksville has been thronged by
visitors the last few days. Why,
here is Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Do bey,
'of Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hus
sey of Spartanburg, the Misses Nix
on of Greenwood, the Rev. Pat
Busssey of Rec Oak Grove, etc.
They may have all come for a fami
ly re-union, or it may bo to see the
fine daughter of their kinsman,
Mr. J. M. Bussey. : This daughter
of Mr. Bussey's arrived on last
Friday the 14th inst., and a young
lady that has just made her debut
always receives special attention.
Mr. and Mrs. Bussey are both doing
well, and are receiving the congratu
lations of their many friends.
Miss Charity Wood of Red Hill
and Messrs. T. M. ? jigler and T.
G. Talbert of this town hive all
been quite sick the past week, but
we are proud to announce that they
are all improving.
Rev. Earl freeman preached for
our Baptist folks yesterday morn
ing on the great sin of Peter deny
ing Christ, and it is a striking co
incidence,' thu the Rev. B. H.
Covington of the Methodist church
preached in the afternoon on the
discouragement of Peter whom
Christ had been crucified as indi
cated when Peter -.aid, "I go a
fishing" and the other disciples
said, 4\ve >-o wi .h thee." Our people
are fortunate in having such conse
crated men to minister to them in
Mr. R. N. Edmunds left Parks
ville Saturday evening for Chester
to visit Mr. Joe Edmunds, his broth
er, who lies critically ill in a Ches
Did you ask Mr. Editor for tid
ings from the west side? "Tidings
from the west," next week, Mr.
Editor, orange blossoms galore.
Let prospective and contemplating
candidates watch these columns.
The Woodman circle under the
management }f Mrs. L. S. Ridle
hoover guardian, and Miss Leila
Edmunds clerk, is in a thriving
condition Mrs. A. S. Wilson was
made a member at the last meeting,
and they have an applicant for the
A cemetery association v/aa form
ed yesterday at the Baptist church,
or a constitution was adopted and a
committee appointed with Col. W.
J. Talbert as chairman to nominate
officers. The association charges one
dollar initiation fee and is to be un
der the supervision of the church,
paying regular dues to keep up the
cemetery. The credit for this excel
lent move is heartily accredited to
Rev. Earl Freeman and Misses Mar
tha Dorn and Leila Edmunds.
A most excellent meeting of the
B, Y. P. U. was held last night,
the subject being "The legal aspects
of the temperance question." Ex
cellent addresses were made by Revs.
Earl Freeman, Pat Bussey and Mr.
J. C. Morgan. The concensus of
opinion seems to be, that we have
law enough and what we need most
is its enforcement. The election is
not far off, and let us vote for men
who will enforce our prohibition
laws. And so far as I am concerned,
we want no Bleasisra, cr any offi
cer of the Blease type to enforce
the prohibition features of the dis
Tribute to Mrs. J. C. Long.
(Written for last week.)
Our community was shocked Sun
day morning when the news spread
that Mrs. Della Lott Long was
dead. Mrs. Long waa as weil as
usual and was taken suddenly with
paralysis on Friday morning. Only
last Sunday she was at her post of
duty at Sunday school where she
has taught the infant class for sev
eral years. She joined the Baptist
church nearly 31 years ago and has
been actively identified with its
work ever since. She always took
a leading part andi consequently
she became one of the brightest
lights in Christian work in the com
munity. Well can it be said that
she was faithful to the end for she
died in active service. Her last
act in life was preparation to en
tertain the Y. W. A. of which she
was the leader. Besides these good
works she was one of the leading
members of the Woman's Mission
ary Society. In this she was no
less a leading factor than in the
other departments of the church.
She was also president of the chry
santhemum association. We could
go on to enumerate the many other
good deeds she did for her life was '
full of them. She loved the young
girls and her work was amongst
them. Our church and the coium??
nity at large has lost one who has
lived up to high and noble ideals
Her home has lost a wife and
mother whose devotion was without
bounds. She will not only be
missed by her devoted husband and
son, the only surviving members of
her immediate family, but other
relatives and all who knew her.
We commend lier faithful service
and devotion to good deeds as
worthy of emulation by any.
The funeral service was held from
Ebenezer church at 4 o'clock Mon
day. Services were conducted by
her pastor, Rev. Graves L. Knight.
Just at the close of tha service her
class of small girls and boys passed
by the casket and each one placed
with loving hands a small floral
offering as the last expression of
love to their faithful teacher. At
the grave the members of the Y. W.
A. sang "Asleep in Jesus." The
floral offerings bespoke the esteem
in which Mrs. Long was held by
numbers of friends. Not only did
these offerings bespeak love for
her, but throughout the concourse
of people were seen the tears of sad
ness shed for one who has lived
such an exemplary life.
Mrs. J. M. Wise came home from
Knowlton's Infirmary last Monday.
She is reported as gjtting on as
well as could be expected.
Mr. J. E. L?rick of Crescent City,
Fla., formerly one of our most re
spected citizens, spent the week
with i datives.
Mrs. J. H. Privette of Darling
ton is spending a short while with
her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Courtney.
Mr. Preston Wright who has
been teaching in Georgia is at home
for the summer.
Mrs. Kate Crouch, of Johnston,
spent the week with relatives.
Jerome H. Courtney.
The above is the subject of the
sermon last Sunday morning at the
Presbyterian church. "Will a man
rob God?" was the text, being Mal
The substance of the discourse
was that robbing God was the busi
ness in which this nation's engaged,
and that the church had fallen into
the same sin. Thc speaker said
that in addition to free-will offerings
thc Jews paid to the church ten per
cent, of all they possessed; that
Zacheus gave one half of his goods;
that the poor widow gave all; that
Christ cheerfully offered Himself;
but that we were giving less than
one cent on the dollar. He went on
to say that people did not give be
cause they are either practical infi
dels or because they were not
trained in the art of getting along,
for God had promised temporal
blessings to the nation and spiritual
blessings to the believer. Another
reason why they did not give was
due to the fact that they vainly im
agined that i God needed it. Here
he showed how little God cares for
the filthy lucre: for he destroys mil
lions every year. But he showed
that God was going to hold man
kind to account for robbery. He
cited the wealthy Christian and the
wealthy sinner, and in a few min
utes told what would become of
their wealth in the course of time.
In a word, he said, God does not
settle His accounts on Saturday
night. He cited some reasons why
we ought to stop playing with se
rious things and begin to honor
God with our substance. He said
it was a serious joke to come dress
ed up in church and put in the col
lection five cents to support this
kingdom; that if we did not give,
the whole world was God's and
that, if necessary, the church could
live on the blood of martyrs, but
that we would not only lose the
promised blessings of God, but our
selves bring down upon our nation
a curse for stealing that which he
had loaned us for a few brief years.
In the sermon many questions
were answered which might arise in
one's mind. Such as, Why is it he
allows wicked people to flourish
and fatten? For. tho same reason
wo fatten hogs. Why is it He allows
good people who are rich to be so
miserly toward the church? Said
the speaker, just watch three gene
rations! In our attempt to rob
God, we are robbing ourselves.
Even if we hold it, we do so to sor
row. Said he, we should give be
cause we are infidels if we do not;
this is the least of religious duties,
and that of attending church, im
posed upon us; we should because
it is robbery not to; because it is an
act of worship; we should give
cheerful ly',prayerf ul ly, faithfully, se
cretly, promptly (the first fruits)
systematically. Not according to
conscience (some have none); not
according to feeling (some are all
feeling). In conclusion, he said
that too much had been said in re
ligious circles about money; that
if you educate the Christian in this
particular, he would give. And
that there .was no use begging
atheists for money for the church
of God. The church had lived and
could live without it. This church
has established a System of Giving
which goes into effect next preach
ing day. It is simple and perfectly
business-like. The congregation
took to it at once and splendid re
sults are in sight. Would be well
for all ministers and officers to look
into this System.
Program Union Meeting.
Union meeting 1st division
Edgefield association, to be held
with first Baptist church, Edgefield
Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and
11:00 a. m. Devotional exercises.
11:15. The preservation and de
velopment of the country churches,
0. Sheppard, J. K. Allen, and vol
12:00. Needed improvements in
the business methods of our mission
work, E. J. Mims, Whit Harling.
12:30. Importance of religious
periodicals, S. A. Brunson, S. N.
2:15 p. m. Imrortance of Bap
tists equipping, endowing and pat
ronizing their own educational
institutions, M. D. Jeffries, R. T.
10:15 a. m. Sunday school.
11:00. The Sunday school and
evangelism, Rev. Jas. R. McKit
trick, M. B. Hamilton.
11:30. Sermon Rev. J. E.
2:00 p. m. The importance of
adult work in the Sunday school,
A. S. Tompkins.
Paper on "Best Primary Meth
ods" by Mrs. Mamie Tillman.
It is expected that all churches
in the division will send delegates.
Dinner on the ground. A cordial
welcome for all.
There will be preaching this Sun
day in the Presbyterian church at
ll a- m. by the pastor, Rev. E. C.
Bailey. You will observe this is not
the regular day, but is an extra
service which will be used to put in
practice, what we had last Sunday
in theory. ''Be ye doers of the
word and not hearers only."
The services in the Presbyterian
church at Johnston this Sunday
evening will be held promptly at
8:30. The subject is: "Religious
Owing to the Memorial services
held in Trenton at the Baptist
church this Sunday, the services in
the Presbyterian church will be
suspended and Mr. Bailey will
preach in Trenton Wednesday eve
ning at 8:30.
"Jesus Surprising His Disciples,"
will be the subject at the Methodist
church Sunday morning. Preach
ing again at 8:30 at night.
J. R. Walker.
First Baptist Church, services
11.30 a. m. and 8.30 p. m. In the
morning Doctor Jeffries will preach
on "God and disasters," in the
evening, "Why men fail," the sec
ond of the series "to people who
want to be something." Sunday
school 10.15 a. m. Please observe
the hours and be on time.
EYE TALK NO. 4
The difference between a peni
tentiary and a palace is largely a
matter of detail.
Both are designed for human hab
itation and serve equally well to
protect the inmates from the ele
But one is a vastly more comfort
able place of abode than the other.
SO IT IS WITH GLASSES
Crudely fitted glasses MAY help
your vision, but great care in every
detail of adjustment is essential tj
safetv and comfort.
YOUR EYES ARE WORTH A
CORRECTLY FITTED PAIR
GEO. F. MIMS,
Optician, Edgefield, S- C.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
Whereas, there has been filed
with th? County Board of Educa
tion of Edgefield 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 the purpose of voting on
the question of levying and collect
ing an additional special tax of one
mill on the dollar cf all 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.
L. Talbert, constituting the regu
lar board of trustees, do hold an
election at Antioch school house
in county and state aforesaid on
Saturday June 2'Jth, 1012, after giv
ing notice of time and place of said
election in some newspaper pub
lished in Edgefield county, and by
posting notices thereof in at lease
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 who exhibit
their tax receipts and registration
certificates as required in general
elections, shall be allowed tc vote.
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
word "No" written or printed
thereon. Within ten days after such
election if a majority of those vot
ing shall vote for such levy ?ie
board of trustees shall furnish the
county auditor with a statement of
the amount so levied. The poll?
shall open at 8 o'clock a. m., and
close at 4 p. m., and in all respects
comply with Sec. 1208 Code of
Laws of South Carolina.
W. W. Fuller,
Edwin H. Folk,
County Bd. Ed.
May 25th, 1912.
Eurollment Over 800-Value of
Property Over a Million and a
ers and Officers.
Agriculture, Agriculture and Chem
istry, Agriculture and Animal In
dustry, Chemistry, Mechanical and
Electrical Engineering, Civil En
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 ?si 33.50 Tui
tion 840.00 additional.
SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE'EX
The College maintains 107 four
3-oar Agricultural and Textile Schol
arships and 51 one-year Agricultural
scholarships. Value of scholarships
?100 per session and free tuition.
(Students who have attended
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 County
Court House on July 12th, 9 A. M.
Hfext 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.
All persons having claims against
the estate of B. F. Glantou, de
ceased, will present the same duly
attested to Mr. W. F. West, who
has been duly authorized to act for
me, and all persons indebted to
said estate will please make pay
ment to him.
Cornelia B. Gianton,
June 19, 1912.
Thc Business College now being
conducted at Augusta, Ga., under
the Dranghon name is not author
ized by Draughon's Practical Busi
ness College Co. For catalog of
Draughon's Big Chain of Colleges,
address Jno. F. Draughon, presi
dent, Nashville, or Knoxville, Tenn.
Just received a new stock of ster
ling silver and cut glass at factory
prices. New and rich designs.
Peim & Holstein.