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J. ?. HIMS,.__.Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1912
[Books only partially .represent their
authors; the writer is always greater
than his work.-BOVEE.
The echo comes from every quarter:
"Wilson will win."
Just what Col. Roosevelt thought
when he heard of Gov. Wilson's nomi
nation would not be printable.
Atlanta is already making faces at
Staunton, because the latter lays claim
to being the birthplace of the next oc
cupant of the White House.
The "bull moose," as one candidate
for the presidency has dubbed himself,
was dehorned by the Chicago conven
tion and will be beheaded at the polls
All true American citizens of every
political faith and.order should rally to
the support of the Democratic standard
bearer. He is an honor to the party,
'an honor to the nation.
Chicago handed the Colonel such a
vig "lemon" during the Republican
convention that it's a wonder he did
not decide to hold HIS convention on
the 5th of August in some other city.
There is no good reason why Edge
field can not have as good baseball team
as any other town of its size in the
state, And who does not relish a good
game of ball these long, monotonous,
Of the many unique banners display
ed in the hall of the Baltimore conven
tion thi3 was among the most conspic
uous: "Give us Wilson and we'll give
you Oregon." Now let's see if the
far-away Pacific state will make good.'
The reason the session of the nation
al federation of women's clubs lasts so
long is because everyone who partici
pates in the discussions endeavors to
have the last word. They may reach
an adjournment by Christmas.
That Georgians, more specially Au
gustans, are lacking in political sagaci
ty is shown by their tardiness in trans
ferring their affections from President
Taft to Gov. Wilson. The wayfaring
man though a fool can see that Mr.
Taft will soon be numbered among the
Although the orthography of the two
names Bryan and Ryan is strikingly
similar, yet the two men are exponents
of.'interests that are as widely diver
gent as the poles, and the bloodless bat
tle that was fought in the Baltimore
convention for days and days was noth
ing more nor less than a struggle for
supremacy between these interests.
It is said that the per capita circula
tion in the United States has increased
6 cents during the past year, from
$34.20 to $34.26. Somebody has his
share and a large part of ours too.
After reading of the alleged increase
we took an inventory of actual cash-in
pocket and found ours to be only 73
cents. Who is it that has more than
A dispatch from Washington states
that paper money as a medium of cir
culation is at last growing more popu
lar in the south than silver coin. It is
not increased popularity, but the in
creased cost of living that makes south
erners seize gold, silver, paper money,
or anything else that will pay bills,
with greater avidity than formerly. It
is money, money, money, that they are
after-just any old kind.
A national Democratic convention is
a great leveler of humanity, placing
the high and the low, the rich and the
poor, on the same plane. Some of the
pilgrims made the journey to the po
litical Mecca by special train, others in
private palace cars, and still others in
the ordinary Pullman and the vast ma
jority in common day coaches, yet when
all of them assembled in the convention
hall they sat upon the same hard,
board-bottom chairs. No special privi
leges are accorded the "predatory rich"
on an occasion like this.
Wireless Messages Around the Globe.
A seeming impossible feat, that of
encircling the globe with a system df
wireless stations, is soon to be achiev
ed by the United States Navy Depart
m ent. After the system is completed
naval vessels, whether in Japanese or
African waters, will be under the di
rect control of the War Department
by aerial communication.
Messages will be sent fro-n the pow
erful station at Arlington, near Wash
ington, to the government station at
San Francisco, thence to Hawaii,
thence to the Philippine Islands, and
so on to the other stations in the cir
cuit until it will be possible to send a
message entirely around the earth by
wireless, each station in turn being
able to transmit the message a distance
of 3,000 miles. By sending an order
from station to station, until the wa
ters in which a given vessel is cruising
are reached, any battleship in the navy
can be communicated with in the short
est possible time direct from the War
Reflection Upon State at Large.
Some of the campaign meetings have
been a reflection upon the state at large,
as well as a disgrace to the counties in
which they have been held. Those who
read the reports of the meetings that
are sent abroad do not understand con
ditions within the State and wonder
why candidates for governor are not
accorded a respectful hearing at meet
ings that are arranged by the state ex
While in a northern city recently the
editor of The Advertiser was asked by
a gentleman who had been reading the
re ports of the meetings why it was that
such a condition of affairs obtained. If
these disgraceful spectacles are to con
tinue, we think the remainder of the
schedule should be cancelled and no
more county-to-county meetings held.
On Thursday, the 25th of July, the
date fixed for the meeting here, the
people of Edgefield will be put on trial,
and let us hope that the rowdyism and
disorder that has characterized some
of the meetings will not exist here. All
of the candidates, particularly those for
governor, should be accorded a respect
ful hearing. Let it go out to the
world that the meeting at Edgefield
was the beBt of the entire forty-six.
South Carolina Leads.
While South Carolina is regarded as
one of the poorest of the southern
states, due to the excessive ravages of
the Civil war, yet it is encouraging to
note that this state is taking the lead
in progressive agriculture. For severa'
years South Carolina has held the
world's record for the maximum yield
of corn grown upon one acre, and now
the government figures show that for
the year 1911 this state led in the larg
est average yield of lint cotton per
The average yield per acre in South
Carolina last year was 280 pounds of
lint, Georgia being second with a yield
of 240 pounds. The splendid showing
which this state made is attributed to
intensive farming and improved meth
It has been demonstrated over and
over that our soil can be made to pro
duce large yields cf all of the staple
crops. The next thing for our farmers
to consideris the improvement of the
fertility of the soil so these crops can
be grown as cheaply here as elsewhere.
In this connection, it is encouraging to
note that hundreds of farmers have al
ready awakened to the importance of
this, and through deep plowing, rota
tion and diversification are steadily im
proving their impoverished lands.
Bryn Mawr College, the Third
Female College in Impor
tance in America.
In discoursing upon birth and
the education of genius a promi
nent writer has said, "Education
makes the man." That this applies
with no less force to woman also i's
being recognized and appreciated j
to-day as never before. Some o.
the leading universities that do full
graduate work are admitting wo
men, yet there are others which
confine their student body to "men
only." Fortunately for women,
however, they are now independent
of masculine curricula and even
masculine savants. They have sev
eral institutions of their own winch
for high standards and thorough
ness of work are unexcelled. The
three- for "women only" which in
many respects are the peers of any
institutions of learning in the coun
try are. mentioned in the order of
their rank or importance, Vassar
college, Wellesley college and
Bryn Mawr college.
While in Philadelphia last week,
the editor of Tho Advertiser, ac
companied by h is little daughter,
spent two hours very pleasantly and
profitably at Bryn Mawr college,
which is ten miles out from the
"City of Brotherly Love." The
first impression that is made on
one's mind on reaching the campus
through the massive, arched granite
entrance is that the institution has a
handsome endowment or enormous
wealth at its back. The buildings,
possibly twenty or thirty in num
ber, are constructed of rough or
quarried granite, which gives them
a somewhat antiquated, at the same
time imposing and enduring, ap
pearance. Their unique beauty and
I picturesqueness are enhauced by the
luxuriaut growth of ivy that almost
I completely covers some of them.
These buildings, such as the library,
chapel, executive building, crymua
siuni, laboratory, dormitories, and
class rooms, are designated as halls.
F??r instance, there are Rockefeller
hall, Carnegie hall, etc., each, pre
sumably, being named for its donor.
Unlike that of Vassar college, in
stead of being level, the campus of
Bryn Mawr, which covers altogeth
er an ai ea of about 5U acres, is suf
ficiently rolling or undulating to
give the whole a picturesque ap
pearance and environment that most
institutions, in spite of their wealth,
do not enjoy. Large trees afford
dense shade in some portions of the
campus, and the effective arrange
' 2nt of hedges, evergreens, flower
ing shrubbery and plants of all
kinds indicate that a gifted land
scape artist has been in constant at
All of the instructors, about GO
in number, and the student body of
500, were away on their summer
vacation, but the custodian of the
property cheerfully, and with com
mendable patience, answered our
numerous questions concerning the
institution. The grass, flowers and
trees presented such a strikingly
beautiful 6cene at this, the summer,
season, we asked him as to the ap
pearance of the campus in the win
ter. His reply was, "Everything
looks very well when the winter is
not severe and long," remarking in
this connection that the ground at
Bryn Mawr was covered with snow
for three months last winter.
When asked about the depth of the
snow, he said that last winter it was
not over two feet ?but frequently is
more than waist deep.
This institution is not noted for
the largeness of its student body,
being less than that of Winthrop
college, but its prestige has come
through its splendid equipment and
through the hisrh grade of work
that it does. Weare not informed
as to the actual cost of tuition, etc.,
but judging from what we have
read of the institution there are on
ly a few parents in South Carolina,
comparatively speaking, who are
financially able to educate their
daughters at Bryn Mawr. And, un
fortunately, too, there are but
few young women in the state
whose ambition leads them as high
as the Bryn Mawr standard and
The Advertiser's little daughter
greatly admired Bryn Mawr and-J
its beautiful surroundings, even
more than she did Vassar college last
summer, but when she heard the
custodian of the property speak of
the length, breadth and thickness of
the Bryn Mawr snows she became
disenchanted, deciding that, for the
present at least, the S. C. C. I. and
the "C. I." campus are good enough
Mr. Owdom Writes on Road
Mr. Editor: I would like to say
something in regard to the road
building. Now the job is not done
when the ro<<ds are put in good
shape. One of the hard jobs is to
keep them in good condition. Now
good roads are subject to weather
conditions. Bad weather makes bad
roads in the clay. Especially the
roads in this section might be put
in good condition in the winter or
spring and with a spell of bad
weather they would become bad
again. We need a different plan
of road working I think the peo
ple should bond the county and most
ly grade the roads; make them
wide enough, put in culverts and
filling so the water could get across
the roads. Make all the road smooth
so there would not be any sinks,
ditches across roads. Have steam or
water rollers to continue to run
over them that would drag and
compact them until they become
like cement. Then have them
worked four to five times a year by
the old plan, everybody to do
work on them all over the county
the same day. All public roads
need work at the same time. We
need a different plan to work the
roads, then we viii have more
money and more labor.
T A. Owdom.
Meeting Street, S. C.
We have just unloaded
One solid car of chairs,
One solid car of furniture,
One solid car of Hackney wagons,
One solid car of Hackney bug
gies, and are now ready to supply
you with everything in these lines.
Ramsey & Jones.
$25 up suits to order of fine
woolens, perfect fit. Also ' ready
made clothes, all wool $10 up.Wash
suits *4 up. Write F. G. MER
TINS, Augusta, Ga.
S. S. CONFERENCE.
Sunday School Workers ef Co
lumbia District Hold Very
The third annual Sunday school
conference of the Columbia district
convened in the Methodist church
at ;Edgefield July 8th at 8:30
o'clock. After scripture readiug hy
Rev. E. II. Beckham and prayer by
Rev. J. 13. Traywick Rev. W. M.
Duncan, presiding elder, introduc
ed Mr. J. M. Way. field secretary
of the South Carolina Conference.
He discussed 2nd Timothy 2:15 in
its practical application to the Sun
day school worker. His address was
earnest and forceful. He emphasiz
ed earnest study on the part of the
teacher such as God would approve
of when the teacher appears before
Rev. J. R. Walker, pastor of the
Methodist church here, spoke in a
happy vein of the kind reception
given the delegates by the people
of Edgefield. He said this was ir
respective of denominational lines
and that the people of other
churches had contributed largely
to the success of the conference.
Then he set a very high but practi
cal goal for the Sunday school
workers this year. The conference
was then formally organized with
election of secretary Rev. C. E.
Peele, and the enrollment of dele
The Tuesday morning session was
opened by a song and prayer ser
vice directed by Rev. Mr. Duncan
the presiding elder. Revs. S. H.
Booth and C. S. Fields led the con
ference in prayers. Mr. J. M. Way
discussed our standard of excellence
for the Sunday schools. 'He insisted
that every school meet the require
ments made by the Sunday school
board of the South Carolina Con
ference and that they enter the com
petitive race for a banner offered
the Sunday school showing the
greatest attainment of excellence in
these set standards. He earnestly
recommended th? introduction of
the graded lesson system into all
otr schools. Rev. J. B. Traywick
showed himself the man for the oc
casion in a strong discussion of
Bible teaching as a means of de
veloping Christian character. He
said conversions ought never to be
necessary in the life of a child. The
life ought always tobe rightly or
dered by the teaching of the word.
Regeneration is necessary but not
fc-^How to make the Wesley Adult
Bible class go" was discussed by
Rev. A. E. Driggers. He is a speak
er of great force and enthusiasm,
and what he said inspired the dele
gates with greater faith in their
cause, and thej' were made to see
the great benefits coming tc a
church which has one or two such
classes. After appointing a com
mittee on resolutious the conference
adjourned to meet at 3:45 o'clock
in the afternoon. The conference
bids fair to be a profitable one
throughout. The last session will
close Wednesday at 12 o'clock
The third session of the Sunday
school conference convened in the
Methodist church at 3:45 oVloek
Tuesday. Rev. J. B. Traywick was
in the chair, and led the song and
prayer services. Making children's
day a success was discussed by J.R.
Walker, J. L. Quinby and J. L. Wil
banks.lt is tho aim of the conference
to have children's day observed in
every Sunday school of the districts.
Revs. S.II.Booth and W.M.Duncan
discussed the evangelistic aim in
Sunday school work. The superin
tendent and his work was discussed
under several heads, 1st. in the
country by J. J. Shealy; 2n 1. in
the industrial village by J. L. Quin
by; 3rd. in the city school by Hon.
B. E. Nicholson. Mr. Quinby's dis
cussion of the so-called problems of
mill villages was very interesting
and instructive. He has perhaps
more experience in Sunday school
work in a mill village than any
other man in the state. ?
After this the conference was ad
journed to meet at 8:30 p. m.
The night session was presided
over by Mr. W.i M. Duncan, the
presiding elder. Rev. T. G. Her
bert's talk on "All the church and
all the children in the Sunday
school" was very practical. What
he said was drawn largely from his
own experience in the largest Sun
day school in the conference. He is
pastor of Main street church in Co
lumbia and is a very practical and
tactful manager of young people.
Mr. J. M. Way emphasized very
forcefully thc importance of ob
serving special Sunday school days
such as Christmas, children's day,
and rally day.
Rev. A. E. Driggers in a very en
tertaining and forceful way told the
convention how to prepare the sen
ior leagues and other young people
for future service in the church. He
is a forceful speaker and the con
ference is always glad to hear him.
The conference will meet to-morrow
morning at 0:50 o'clock for the las
session of the conference. Many o
the delegates will leave on the ai
C. E. Peele, Sec.
The following are the assign
ruents made by the committee 01
hospitality, the first named bein<
W S Adams-Miss Fannie Har
rison, Florence ifutto.
O B Anderson-P J Lowman. W
Rev. E C Bailey-Rev. ? B
Beckham, J W Barr.
Mrs. R N Bailey-J I Hogler
Bettis Cantelou-Two men.
J H Carmichael-M A Lewis, A
W B Cog nu rn-J L Smith, J E
J M Cobb-E O Watson, T G
Herbert at home J S Wilbanks al
Wayne Darlington-A E Holler,
D A Jeffcoat.
R L Dunovant-R N Sinn, T E
W L Dunovant-Mrs. Sallie
Craft, Miss Ethel Caughman.
W H Dorn-Mrs. Ella Jerald,
Miss Lucile Wise.
Dr. Edwards-Miss Oxner, Mise
N G Evans-S H Booth.
Mrs. Lizzie Folk-Miss Lucile
Dr. Jeffries- C E Peele, F F
W C Jackson-J J Koon, S Ri
N M Jones-Mrs. Lula Gunter,
Miss Kate Gardner.
E S Johnson-D M Shealy, Isaac
Mrs. Marion Jones-One at hotel.
John Kemp-J J Shealey, S
J B Kennedy-Martin Smith, L
Miss Mattie Kemp-Two men.
WT Kinnaird: W T Glenn, D
K M Duffie.
W E Lott: L G Bouknight, J A
Mrs. Kate Lynch: J W P Har
S Mays: C S Felder.
J T McManus: W D Quick.
B L Mima: W O Hyer, J K In
J L Mims: Miss Martha Watt,
Mrs. J M Bull.
E J Mims: W D Ready, Miss
Effie Burgess, Miss Gladys Able.
J T Mims: Sammie Addy, M B
Clemmaus, W W Fortick, WH
Dr. Marsh: W S Marsh, G M
S B Nicholson: J J Kysor.
B E Nicholso: J M Way, Jasper
J P Ouzts: J W Fogle, J G
W G Ouzts: Joe Brown, W L
A E Padgett: J L Quinby, M H
J W Peak: Gladys Dent, Celeste
T H Rainsford: W M Duncan,
G K Way, W G Duncan, Nannie
Wicker, Julia Trotter.
J C Sheppard: J W Lewis, D C
J W Stewart: J B Tray wick, D
Jake Smith: D W Oswald.
B E Timrnerman: Room for two.
W II Turner: Mrs. O J Salley.
Mrs. Mamie Tillman: T A
Chofiin, S G Lever, A M Bosser,
J J Fox.
M A Taylor: G W Smith, A M
J R Tompkins will furnish meals
for Martin Smith and L A Philii s,
room at? J B Kennedy's.
Mrs. Ella Tompkins: Mrs. Joe
Philips, Mrs. Mathias.
J W Thurmond: F K Mann, G
A Robinson, Barkman.
Lonnie Timmerman: S C Tim
Rev. J.R. Walker: Mrs. A E
Mrs. A A Woodson: Mrs. J W
M P Wells: Starlie Toole.
B F Zimmerman: D E Jeffcoat,
J H Thacker.
B Timmons: H Etheredge.
Pragram Baptist Sunday School
To be held with Hardy's
Baptist church Tuesday, July 23
and 24, 1912.
Tuesday, July 23.
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Devotional
exercises, Rev. P. B. Lanham.
10:45 a.m. Organization.
Welcome address, G. W. Med
lock. Response, C. M. Mellichamp.
11:15 to 11:45 a. m. Report of
11:45. Query 1. Sunday school
and evangelism. Speakers, J. H.
Courtney, Rev. P. P. Blalock, Dr.
M. D. Jeffries.
1:00 p. m. Miscellaneous busi
ness and adjournment, recess for i
2:30 p. m. Query 2. The nec
essary preparation for the Sunday
sohool superintendent. Speakers
Dr. D. A. J. Bell, S. N. Timmer
man, J. G. McKie.
3:15 p. m. Query 3. The Sun
day school as a missionary force in
the church. Speakers, R.T. Strom,
YV. B. Cogburn, J. E. Allon.
Announcement and adjournment.
Wednesday; July 24.
10:00 a. rn. Devotional exer
cises, C. M. Mellicbamp.
10:30 a. m. Query 4. The re
sponsibility of the pastor and male
members in the maintenance of the
Sunday school. Speakers, Rev. J.
E. Johnson, A. S. Tompkins, W. E.
Lott, L. lt. Clippard
11:30 a. m. Query 5. The Sun
day school and the orphanage.
Speakers, O. Sheppard, Rev. J. P.
Mealing, Rev. P. B. Lanham.
12:30 p. m. Announcement and
2:00 p. m. Query G. Good Sun
day school music. Speakers, Rev.
P. P. Blalock, L. G. Bell, Rev. J.
T. Harris, and paper by Mrs. M. N.
3:00 p. m. Query 7. The value
of separate class rooms for the Sun
day school classes. Speakers. W.
W. Fuller, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn.
All Sunday schools are entitled to
three delegates, and schools with
over fifty pupils are entitled to one
additional delegate for each twenty
five pupils above fifty
All preachers and superintendents
are ex-ofiicio members
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 Text:'es, Four
weeks Winter Course in Cotton
Grading, Four weeks Winter Course
Cost. Cost per session of nine
montbs including all fees, beat,
light, water, board, laundry and
the necessary uniforms ?133.50 Tui
tion ?40.00 additional.
SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE] EX
The College maintains 167 four
year Agricultural and Textile Schol
arships and 51 one-year Agricultural
scholarships. Value of scholarships
8100 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.
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.
Thc Business College now being
conducted at Augusta, Ga., under
the Draughon name is not author
ized by Draughon's Practical Busi
ness College Co. For catalog of
Draughon's Bier Chain of Colleges,
address Jno. F. Draughon, presi
dent, Nashville, or Knoxville, Tenn.
I will have blanks printed for the
pledges, affidavits, and statements re
quired of candidates in the Democratic
primary, and will mail out copies to the
various candidates within the next ten
(10) days The pledges have to be filed
by noon, July 26th, with the county
chairman and clerk of court
A_ilr R E Nicholson,
An Ordinance Declaring Certain Slot Ma
Be it ordained by the Town Council
of the town of Edgefield, S. C. and by
authority of the same:
Section 1. That it shall be unlawful
for any person within the corporate
limits of the town of Edgefield, S. C.
to have or keep on his premises or op
erated within said corporate limits of
said town any s ot machine of what
ever name or kind, except automatic
weighing, meamring, musical and
vending machines which are so con
structed as to give a certain, uniform
and fair return in value for each coin
deposited the-ein and in which there is
no element of chance whatever.
Section 2, That any person whomso
ever who shall violate any of the pro
visions of section one of this ordinance
shall upon conviction before the town
council of said town, be fined in the
sum of not less than twenty dollars nor
more than one nundred ($100.00) dol
lars or be imprisoned not less than ten
nor more than thirty days.
Done and ratified this 25th day of
June A. D. 1912.
J. G. Edwards,
Mayor town of Edgefield, G. C.
W. C. Lynch,
Acting cl'k and treas, of Council.
Notice-Automobile rain proof
dusters $5. Also gloves, caps a
full line. Write F. G. M ERTINS,