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/. L. N?H?S..-...Editor Published every ^Wednesday in The Advertiser Building: at SlToO per year in advance. . * Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Edgefield. S. C. No communications will be published unless accompanied by the writer's name. Cards of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu tions and Political Notices published at advertising rates. LARGEST CIRCULATION IN EDGEFIELD COUNTY. WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, J913. / ? 1 Nature has made occupation a nec essity to us; society makes it a duty; habit may make it a pleasure.-CAP ELLE. Bryan vs. Johnson-who will win? Farmers have all "laid by" and have gone a-fishing. The past week has been exceedingly quiet politically. During that time no candidate has announced for governor. Unless the rain soon comes, farmers will have to bring suit against the weather man under the mental anguish act. The Advertiser ?3 pleased to learn that several of the school districts of the county are planning for longer ' terms. Practically every rural school in the county needs a longer term. No school should run for a shorter time than eight months. i In the matter of elections, this is not ? an off-year for all of the counties of , the state. Fully a half dozen will have , a dispensary fight on their hands this | summer. Are you not glad that Edge field county has settled this question , once for all? I It is said that the only hope now for 1 the capture of Henry Austin is for the 1 mosquitoes to drive him from the Sa- 1 vannah river swamps. The question ' naturally arises. How is he living? ' Somebody must be supplying the brute 1 with food. 1 At one time it appeared that Edge field county would harvest more oats than the traditional Carter had, but ; within the past two weeks there has < been a decided change in the situation, i The prolonged drought, which is almost i without precedent at this season, has i greatly injured the grain. i The Southern Baptist convention, 1 representing 29,000 churches and a tot- ' al membership of 2,500,000 is in session 1 this week in St. Louis. At this annual ! gathering plans will be effected for raising a fund of $1:000,000 to com- 1 mem?rate the 100th anniversary of the 1 inauguration of missionary work in 1 India. ! President Wilson, accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, visited Mount Vernon Saturday for the first time since he became president. As he stood by the grave of George Washington, the first president, for a few minutes with bared head, would you not like to have snap ped him with a camera? Such a pic ture every true American should prize beyond measure. We are again reminded that the South Carolina Co-Education al Insti tuve is soon to leave us. The time for holding the last commencement in Edgefield is near at h?nd. These an nual occasions have always been pleas ant and already regrets are expressed on every hand that the commencement which begins to-morrow evening will be the last. Joe Grant has lost again, but he is unwilling: to give up the fight and come back to Edgefield county for trial. His negro lawyers have again appealed to a higher tribunal, and will doubtless continue to appeal until the money is exhausted. Grant is still in jail in Philadelphia, and Edgefield county will have to pay the expense, which is much greater than it would be in South Carolina. Mayor Grace's cry of corruption in the recent primary in the first con gressional district would have received greater consideration had he spoken through some one else. While no one is disposed to oppose an investigation, yet when one is reminded of Mr. Grace's checkered political career, it requires a considerable effort to say amen to any suggestion he may make, however good and timely it may be. Wonder what the railroads have been doing to Brother Knight of The Bam berg Herald? He has gone on record as being "agin" the exchange of ad vertising space for passes or transpor tation, and has announced that he will force a line up one way or the other of all the newspaper folk at the annual meeting at the Isle of Palms in June. Let us hope that Brother Knight will repent and come back into the fold be fore the day set for the annual meeting During the month of June a majority of the 35 nations of the world will hold a conference at The Hague for the purpose of taking steps looking to the stamping out of the use of opium ex cept in medicinal preparations. Like the whiskey evil, the use of this bane ful narcotic will probably never be stampe'd entirely out, yet every effort made in that direction has its effect and is praiseworthy. I Unless the law is allowed to take its course and the practice of paying ne groes out of trouble in order to get them as farm hands is discontinued, Edgefield county is going to be greatly shocked by having some Austins stalk forth as walking arsenals, committing nameless crimes. For the sake of the negroes and for the good of society let criminals suffer for committing crime. Wheri light offenses are committed and he goes scot free, the criminal will be emboldened to commit larger and more aggravated crimes. When both white and colored people willfully vio late the law they should be punished for their wrong doing. Elect Teachers Early. From reports published in the papers, it appears that trustees over the state are electing teachers for the session of 1913-14 much earlier than usual. This is well. In the first place it is better to select teachers early because the best talent that the money in hand can command can be had. Trustees who delay engaging their teachers are forced to take what other .schools have rejected. In the second place, trustees owe it to the teachers to pass upon their ap plications early. If they are not to be re-employed in the school in which they ?lave taught the past session, they should know it as early as possible in j jrder that they may apply elsewhere i before the choicest places are filled. There is a disposition on the part of some trustees owing to a lack of in terest, to delay action on al! matters pertaining to their school. As it is public business they 3eem to think any time will do. No trustee should take j that view of so important a matter, [f he accepts the position of trustee ae should at least make an honest ef- j fort to measure up to the responsibil ities which devolve upon him. White Town School, a Model. Elsewhere in this issue will be found in intelesting report of the closing ex- j ?rcises of the White Town school. | which in many respects is a model ru-? ral school. Judging from the manner j iii which the school has flourished, we | ire constrained to believe that, in addi- ] tion to two capable, conscientious teachers, the school has at its back a jood, live board of trustees, although ?ve are not informed as to the person- < iel. ' The board has acted wisely in select- 1 ing teachers who have made a study of teaching, just as the ambitious lawyer jr doctor does of his profession. In stead of resorting to the school room 1 for temporary employment and teach- j ing so many hours a day for a given 1 number of months in order that they ' may draw a stipulated sum of money, these ladies are thoroughly in love with their work. And while it is true they are interested in the financial feature. , just as every one else would be, that to them is not the only thing to be con sidered in connection with teaching. They are interested in the development and progress of the boys and girls un der them as well as in their pay check each month. After, acting wisely in selecting their corps of teachers, the White Town patrons and trustees again acted the part of wisdom in retaining the same teachers from session to session. A child is placed at a disadvantage by having a new teacher each year. It requires the better part of one session for a teacher to become thoroughly ac quainted with a child's temperament, talent and capacity. This being true more satisfactory results are obtained the second year than during thc first year's work. When a child is placed under a new teacher session after ses sion, instead of rapid or even normal advancement, the same preliminary work of the previous session has to be gone through with again. Our honest belief is that a boy or girl will do more satisfactory work and make better progress in two years under one teach er than during three years when teach ers are changed each session. There fore, The Advertiser urges trus tees and patrons to retain good teach ers after they have been fortunate enough to secure them. This is just what the White Town school has done. Both of the ladies have been elected for another year, and for the good of theuchool and the .com munity at large we hope they will I ' accept these positions again. i What Others Bay f f + Kindness Not Appreciated. Those for whom one tries to do the most are the ones who are the least' appreciative.-Anderson Mail. It Takes One to Catch One. There are those A'ho believe that Mr. G race is sure of his ground for the reason that he has been over it so many times himself.-Yorkville Enquirer. Must Explain "Shut Downs." It is an old and a favorite trick of the protected industries to shut down plants and reduce wages when tariff re vision is talked of being undertaken,but Secretary Redfield has given notice that all such "shutdowns" now will be investigated by his department.-Or angeburg Times and Democrat. Will Not Precipitate Disaster. There are people who continue to| predict disaster for the Wilson admin istration and we do not blame them. The individual who thinks that such ideas and principles as Mr. Wilson is trying to establish, can be established without terrible friction, is enthusias tic indeed, lt is possible that the Dem ocratic party may be completely, over thrown next year; but even that will not be evidence of the failure of^Mr. Wilson. - Yorkville Enquirer. Well Provided For. The salary of the president of the United States is $75,000, but the appro priations made for the president, his help and for the household expendi tures of the White House aggregate $259,000. divided as follows: Salary, $70,700; contingent fund, $25,000; trav eling expenses, $25,000; household ex penses, vehicles, horses, etc., $35,000; fuel, $6,000; care and repair of green houses, $12,i!00; punting invitations, 6tC., $3.000; lighting White House! md grounds, $8,600. -Columbia Record h * I Smile Provokers | "I'm sorry I ever married you!" thrieked the bride on the occasion )f their first-quarrel. "You ought to be, retorted the ?room. really angry and bitter for he first time. You beat some nice rirl out of a good husband." "You look wann.*' "I have been chasing a hat.'' "Did your hat blow off?" "It was not ray hat; it belonged ;o a pretty girl." "Did you catch it?" "Yes. My wife saw rae chasing t. "-Chicago Record-Herald. "My wife lost her purse with three pounds in it to-day, said a tad looking man. "While going to town or coni ng home?" inquired a sympa thizer. "Didn't I say it had some money in it?" answered the sad looking nan. and every one knew when she lost it. - Exchange. The old friends had had three lays together. "You have a pretty place here, John, remarked the guest on the morning of his departure. But it looks a bit bare yet." "Oh, that's because the trees are JO young, answered the host, com fortably. I hope they'll have grown Lo a good size before you come again."-Harper's Magazine. A prominent congressman decid Bd to turn over part of his practice to hrs son. Shortly afterwards the young man entered the office and with a face beaming with pleasure exclaimed : "Father, you know that Wilbour case you'd been trying for the.last ten years?" The congressman admitted that he did. "Well, said the young man tri umphantly, I've settled it!" * Settled it, reiterated his father. SeUled it! Well, my boy, I gave you that case as an annuity." Bobbie had been allowed to sit upa little while after supper on condition that he k p quiet. But Bobbie had a lot of queutions that he wanted to ask and the sum of them sent him to bed. "Papa," he began innocently enough, "can God do everything?" "Ye?, my son, surely." "Can he make a two-foot rule with only one end to it?" "Don't ask such foolish ques tions, sonnie!" Brief silence: then: "Pa, is it true that a camel can go 10 days without water?" "Yes," a little wearily. "Then, pa, how many days oould he go if he had water?" And that, of course, was Bob bie's oue to go swiftly upstairs. ELECTRIC^ ^ M T?NIC-F. niiiimmJQ Mlld " Laxative, BITTEBtt Family Medicine. I IS YOUI Th Meron Are Arra Cn FOR THIS E By this systeir showing how ms witft what degr?? The book will sb the credit sta map, who trades rating the poor L secure a higher i does not. NOW IS T OLD AOCO Good I Wilsc Just received a shipment of men's and boys' suits. Give us a trial be fore you buy your suit. Hubenstein. Two car? of wagons just unload ed-one car of Hackney wagons and one car of White Hickory wag ons. Call on us when you need a wagon. Ramsey & Jones. ? CREDI' e Representatives ol ants' Cr tnging for the Publk edit Qu USTRICT AS A BAS] i each individual i; my places they s< 3 of promptness tl: ow, not the financ nding9 of every! i on time, and as it nan who pays his I .ating than the n HE TIME TC UNT AND Credit I That's reason enough son 1 learned that lesson before And ray father learned it tx There isn't any "better" tha There can't be? I read something ?n a news] and I cut it out; 1 like t Listen to ib "Wherever wheels turn-v cleaves ?ts way into the traveler from America that is synonymous will tine, isn't it? And gospel t time he went to Europe bim feel to find Studeb and to find, too, that t there as it did herc. Eut that isn't what I'm getti What I men is, that you'c wagon with your eyes s best money's worth you What I mean ?3, that the St icned golden rule into part ol an inch rn fifty ] Don't you see thai nothing a ot that downright positi Lauppoac if al' *ho wagons tl r. linc Uiey'c And I've never I Don't let r.nyonc bc?jutc it ? m 1 ?m[? I??'1'---.i md wm IPI, m ?__)_. _ _ ? - Now ia time to begin the ear ly garden, ?Ve can supply you with seedsf all kinds from the seed farms Buist and Ferry, both are thorou^ dependable. immons & Morgan. No bettejjrgy made than the Brock way.FIave you ever used one? Let ujow you our mock. hilson & Canteloa. r GOOD? "The edit Co ;ation of a ide [S OF CREDIT 3 placed on record Bcure credit and iey pay their bills, ial standing, but )ocly, man or wo ; is not a financial )ills promptly will ian of means who ) PAY THE SECURE A bating. Boy, Because it's a because ii's a Studebaker, you were bora. , * , jfore mc. . ''t>'J' " n Studebaker. 5aper the other day aoout SWeb?ier trag?te. 0 hear good things about old friends. /li er ever roads aro built-wherever commerce : wilderness-anywhere in the world-there the meets with a thrill of patriotic pride the name h vehicle service and vehie'e value." rue, too. I remember your Uncle William, thu , bock in 1S91, telling mc how good it made fikcr wagons in the little out-of-the-way places, he name Studebaker stood jest as high over ngat I. be safe today if yon bought a Studebaker hut-you could be sure you r/ere getting tha r dollars could buy. udebaker notion of building the geo? o!d-fash> their wagons hasn't iet down the thousandth pears. nyone else tn?.y offer you can take the flaco ve Studebaker certainty? rit Slutkrb-?kers have ?uilt -A-cro ctrunjj out lat 1 !jo around the niobe MV: a daren Ibr.m. :card cf cr.e flint ii;dn't rna!:'.' good. . e.o? your minci ?t? th?.l idea-buy it, my boy, a S?adc?alicr. We al ways oarry alarie assort ment of fresh cakes and crackers from the National Biscuit Com pany. Timmons & Morgau. For Weakness and Loss of Appetite The Old Standard general strengthening tonic? GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out Malaria and ba i kb up the system. A true tonia Appetizer. For adulta and children. 60c.