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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, June 18.
If there is any truer measure of a
man than what he does, it must be
what he gives.-SOUTH.
"Woman wears but little here below.
Nor wears that little long."
South Carolina has made a bumper
crop of college graduate? this year.
President Wilson has learned that
lobbyists are as elusive as blind tigers.
The Woman's Suffrage Congress is
in session in Budapest Painfully sug
gestive word, isn't it?
The Felder-Woodward affair has
eclipsed the Phagan murder mystery of
Where are the men who said a year
ago that Woodrow Wilson, a mere
school teacher, would never make a
Wonder if the governor can be in
duced to raise the "lid" at the Isle of
Palm just a "leetie" bit while the
newspaper men are there next week?
The falling of snow in Edge?eld on
the 11th day of June, 1913, is an in
teresting item of information that this
generation can pass down to pos
The lateness of the cotton crop will
give the speculators something to harp
upon this fall. There has doubtless
been more cotton planted in June this
year in Edgefield county than ever be
Some of Edgeneld's corn growers
are cert ain to apply to Burbank, the
plant wizard, for some seed of his
"skycraper" corn which growB 16 feet]
tall and produces 32 ears to the stalk.
Two or three stalks will supply an
average family with roastin' ears.
In enumerating the improvements
that have recently been made at the
Isle of Palms, the announcement by
the propr ietors that the cuisine of the
hote 1 has been enlarged appeals to the
newspaper men with peculiar force at
It is to be hoped that the Hon. John
M. Slaton who next week will be in
augurated as governor of Georgia will
be mere concerned about law enforce
ment than Governor Brown has heen.
If he does his duty he will give Au
gusta a good mid-summer cleaning.
The flagrant violation of law in Augus
ta affects Carolina on this side of the
With all of the newspaper men over |
the state off duty next week, wrest
ling with the wave3 at the Isle of)
Palms, there will be no one left to j
descant upon the bewitching beauty of
t he June brides and to expatiate upon
the very marvelous business qualities
and achievements of the grooms. It's
an unpropitious week in which to get |
marked, isn't it?
Fortune ?3 graciously smiling upon
our good friend James L. Sims, editor
of the Orangeburg Times and Demo
crat. He is soon to be handed a lu
scious plum in the form of the United
States marshallship and last Tuesday
his twin sons, Hugo and Henry, grad
uated from Wofford college, having
made a highly creditable record. The
Advertiser offers congratulations.
Ever and anon a report gains circu
lation to the effect that Dr. J. W. Bab
cock, ha3 been or will be asked to re
sign as superintendent of the State
Hospital. It is hardly probable that
he will be removed. So deeply im
pressed are the people that he is the
proper man for this important position
that should his resignation be asked
for we believe they would rise en
masse and insist that hebe re-instated.
Capt. W. E. Gonzales Honored. I
President Wilson has appointed Capt
W. E. Gonzales, the editor of The
State, minister to Cuba. Of the hun
dreds of appointments that the presi
dent will make not one of the appoint
ees will be more deserving of the hon
or bestowed than Capt. Gonzales. For
the past twelve years he ha3 been
among the foremost workers for Dem
ocratic victory. While Capt. Gonzales
deserved, and doubtless could have se
cured, a position of greater honor had
he consented for hi3 friends to present
his name to the president, we are
constrained to believe that because of
the service which his distinguished
father rendered for Cuban indepen
dence he preferred this post to
some of greater prominence. Capt.
Gonzales is not a selfish, self-seeking
man. He would prefer a position
which would enable him to render a high
degree of service to one more promi
nently in the limelight but without the
opportunity for service. His unques
tioned ability, sound discretion and
fore eful personality, will make it easy
for him to fill the position with honor
to himself, to his state and to the na
Occasionally in the weekly papers and
quite frequently in some of the daily
papers one sees large advertisements
displayed in bold type calling attention
to the free treatment that is offered
for chronic diseases by men represent
ing themselves to be celebrated spe
cialists who never fail to effect a cure.
These men are in our opinion quacks
of the first water. They are not coun
tenanced by men of good standing in
the medical profession, nor should they
be permitted to thus deceive and de
fraud suffering and overcredulous hu
manity. vVe have never been able to
u nderstandwhy reputable journals will
allow their columns to be used to de
fraud their readers. There should be
a law protecting unsuspecting persons
from quacks and frauds of this kind.
When in need of medical treatment
call in your family physician. If he is
not equipped for relieving your physi
cal ills he will direct or carry you to
some specialist who is thoroughly relia
ble. Never under any circumstances
jeopardize your life and your purse by
consulting a conscienceless quack,
whose advertisement beers evidences
of dishonesty or unreliability.to 3ay the
least of it, on its very face.
Organized Effort Keeded.
Call it a Business League, Board of
Trade. Chamber of Commerce or by
whatever name you please. Edgefield
needs an organization by and through
which the interests of the town can be
advanced. Spasmodic efforts by indi
vidual citizens can accomplish but little
along the line of town and community
development What every town needs,
and what every-wide-awake town al
ready ha3, is an organization through
which all of the citizens can work to
gether with a common purpose.
When information is asked by an
outsider, a would-be investor, con
cerning Edgefield, whose duty is it to
furnish the desired information? When
it is possible to secure some new en
terprise for the town, who feels au
thorized to take the initial step? If
we had an organization, a meeting
could be called and such matters fully
discussed, suitable committees being
appointed to act for the town.
An electric railroad is in contempla
tion between Graniteville and Colum
bia. If our people were to take the
matter up in earnest with the promo
ters, it is within the range of possibili
ties that Edgefield could be included in
the chain of towns that will be connect
ed by the trolley.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which taken at the Rood leads on to
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
ls bound in shallows and miseries.'1
As it ?3 with individuals, so it is with
towns. Not many years will pass be
fore this section will be adequately
supplied with railroads and none of
them will come this way unless our
people exert themselves. When sur
rounding towns shall have secured
these roads, leaving Edgefield high and
dry. then we will be "bottled" for all
The first step in an undertaking of
this kind is to provide an organization
in and through which to work. Why
not call a meeting of our citizens at
once and talk the matter over? No
harm can result and possibly much
lasting good will result from such a
conference of our business men.
Our High School.
No one in Edgefield who is informed
as to what has been done doubts for a
moment that we will have a first-class
High School to open the latter part of
September. If this school is to be all
that it should be and all that it is pos
sible for it to be, it must have the en
thusiastic support of the people. Not
alone of the parents but of all of the
people. It must be regarded as the
school of every white person in the
Edgefield school district.
Furthermore, if this school is to fill
the place that it should fill in the edu
cational system of the county, the peo
ple who make and support it must be
I not only interested but enthusiastic.
Be enthused over the educational out
look for the town to the extent that
you will be constantly telling those
w ith whom you meet of the splendid
educational advantages which the town
is offering not alone to the people in
the district but to the people of the en
tire county. While the High School
will not, the first year at least, advance
pupils as far as the S. C. C. L, yet
there is no questioning the fact that
for thoroughness, solid, satisfactory
work, as far as it goes the High School
course will equal in every respect the
trainifig that was given at the S. C. C.
I. Tell your friends this in order that
they may be informed as to the splen
did educational advantages that Edge
field will offer to the people of the
county in the future.
Another excellent and very inviting
feature is the tuition will be absolute
ly free to all who come. While there
will be no boarding department in con
nection with the school, young people
can secure board here at a reasonable
rate in many of the home3 of Edge
field. Do not fail to make known
these splendid advantages to others
whenever an opportunity i? presented.
Pleasant Lane News.
(Written for last week.)
After a long illness Mr. G. G.
West died at the state sanitarium
Saturday May 31. The interment
was held at Berea church, R?v. P.
P. Blalock conducting the funeral.
It is a custom to eulogize the dead,
but certainly no eulogy could do
justice to this good man. In mai 7
things he gare evidence of the high
est type of christian life not ouly
in paternal duties devolving upon
him but in following the precepts
of his "Savior in the example set of
never mentioning his friends and
acquaintances save in terras of
respect. No slander or unkind com
ment on others was ever heard from
his lips. He was no lover of gos- I
sip, but confined himself to the
more commendable conversation 1
which tended to the injury of no ]
on. He was for several years afflicted
but he did not murmur at the de- \
crees of the most high, and when
at last paralysis fastened its re
mortjeless fetters around his weak
ened and attenuated form he quiet
ly acquiesced in Heaven's decree,
and laying his head upon his
Saviour's pitying bosom, breathed
out his life in quietude and peace,
without a murmur or a groan, giv
ing full testimony of his acceptance 1
with his Savior and his God. He j
is survived by a wife and three
children, Mrs. M. E. Etheredge,
Mr. J. B. West and Mr. Frank ?
West of Augusta, Ga.
"Ibo now the tender ohain is..J
And Angels bore his soul away, <
Tis with his God, in yonder
In endless peaoe, eternal day. ,
Miss Jennie Briggs and Master 1
L. H. Hamilton are visiting friends
in Augusta Ga.
Misses Helen Strom and Pauline '
Byrd attended tho G. F. C. com- ;
mencemeut last week. ?
Miss Ruth Etheredge has return
ed from a delightful trip to Green
wood and Phoenix S. C., where .
she visited friends and relatives.
Mr. W. Frank West of Augus
ta, Ga., was up for a few days last ,
week to see his mother.
Miss Ruth Strom has returned
home from Greenville, S. C. She
was one of the gradutes this year of
the G. F. C.
Mrs. J. C. Williams and Mrs.
Ruth Etheredge were in town shop
Round Trip Excursion Rates
for Fourth of July.
Account Fourth of July, the
Southern railway announces very
low round trip excursion fares be
tween all points, tickets on sale
July 2, 3, 4 with final limit July 7,
1913. Call on any ticket agent or
S. H. Hardwick, PTM.,
Washington, D. C.
H. F. Cary, GPA.,
Washington, D. C.
W. E. McGhee, AGPA..
Columbia. S. C.
A. H. Acker, TPA.,
Most Children Have Worms
Many mothers think their chil
dren are suffering from indigestion,
headache, nervousness, weakness,
costiveness, when they are victims
of that most common of all chil
dren's ailments-worms, peevish,
ill-tempered, fretful children, who
toss and grind their teeth, with bad
breath and colicky pains, have all
the symptoms of having worms, and
should be given Kickapoo Worm
Killer, a pleasant candy lozenge,
which expels worms, regulates the
bowels, tones up the system, and
makes children well and happy.
Kiokapoo worm killer is guaran
teed. All draggist8 or by mail.
Price 26o. Kickapoo Indian Medi
?me Co., Philadelphia and St.
Louis. Penn & Holstein, W E
Lynch & Co.
I What Others Say |
The three moat unfathomable things
in this world sre a woman, a doctor's
prescription, end a Chinese laundry
? Hopeful View.
With the economy that has been
forced this spring, if there is a good
crop and good prices this fall, the south
can cut loose from Wall street. - An
In view of the fact that false hair
and cosmetics are getting more and
more expensive, the modern husband
sees more truth than poetry in the old
song "Dear were her charms to me."
-The News and Courier.
AB Honest Confession.
Lee County is worried about a heavy
criminal docket that faces its court
officials. Pshaw, they ought to stay in
this old principality a few months,
then they'd see some dock-it!-Aiken
The June Bride.
Behold the bride, in white arrayed.
And is she nervous or afraid?
Oh! No!-although she looks that way
She feels like shouting out "Hurray,
I have him clinched-oh! happy Day!"
-New Orleans Daily States.
Kot So Ia Edgefield.
A little touch of powder, a little daub
of paint, tum te tum te tum te tum,
look what she ain't, etc.-Laurens Ad
vertiser. Shame 'pon yourself, man.
for calling public attention to it.
Newberry Herald and News.
Establish Credit at Bank.
Credit at the bank is one of the
greatest assets a farmer can have. It
increases his ability to buy and sell; it
places him in the class with other bu
siness men and thus gives him an op
portunity to deal satisfactorily with
Business men; it places a certain guar
antee upon the products he has for
sale, which enables him to sell to the
best advantage; it secures favors from
the banker and others when these are
needed. Open an account with the
bank and take the banker into your
confidence. -Farra and Ranch.
Clad as Mother Eve.
An Impudent, thief robbed the cash
register of a Pa'chogue, L. I., fruit
3tore while the wife of the fruiterer was
looking on from behind a screen and
couldn't do anything but cry, "Stop
thief!" But the thief wouldn't stop
because the woman was taking a batu
and he dared her to chase him. "I
thought," the woman said afterwards
"of wrapping myself in two Turkish
towels, but I couldn't find any pins,
fcnd there he was, emptying the money
?rawe?-! And there I was! it was only
sight dollars he got, but, dear me, it
would have been the same if it were
sight hundred. Indeed, I would't have
run out to catch him if it had been
eight million!'-Do you blame her? -
I Smile Provokers |
"And a very suitable bride for
you, too, old chap."
"Well, you say she has brains
enough for two!"
Suppose, said the paraimonious
uncle to the little, boy, "you have
half an apple and I give you anoth
er half. How much have you?"
"A whole apple," said the boy.
Well, continued the uncle, ' sup
pose you had a half dollar and I
gave you another half dollar. What
would you have then?"
1 A fit," promptly answered the
An old oolored woman oame into
a Washington real estate office the
other day and was recognized as a
tenant of a small house that had
become much enhanced in value by
reason of a new union station in
1 Look here, auntie, we are going
to raise your rent this month," the
agent remarked briskly.
"Deed, an ah'a glad to hoar dat,
pah," the old woman replied, duck
ing her head politely. "Mighty glad
fo' sh?,' case Ah des oome in hyah
terday ter tell yo' all Ah couldn't
raise hit dis monthl"
"I am selling encyclopedias," he
remarked on reaching his intended
victim. ' I have the finest thing in
that line on the face of tho earth.
Don't you think that I might inter
est you in one?"
"Don't believe ye kin, young fel
ler," slowly responded the farmer,
resting on the handle of his hoe.
"Gueffl I hain't Rot no use fer one."
"No use for an encyclopedia?"
eloquently responded the book
agent. "Why, my dear sir, every
body has use for one."
"Yes, they're all right in a way,"
deliberately admitted the farmer,
but ye see, young feller, I'm afeared
rm too old now to ride the dearned
Issues Induction? in Dam Site
Angust?, Ga., June 16.-Petition
for injunction filed in the United
States court in Charleston by Wil
liam H. Fleming, representing him
self, E. F. Verdery, H. C. Middle
ton and W. E. Andrews, against
the Georgia-Carolina Power com
pany, wbioh is developing the $300,
000 power at Stevens Creek, re
sulted in Judge Smith granting
temporary injunction and setting
the hearing for permanent injunc
tion on Wednesday of this week in i
Charleston. The petitioners own
42 acres of land above the dam
which they hold at such alleged ex
cessive prices the company refused
to pay and proceeded under its
charter to begin condemnation. The
land owners hold they have not the
right of condemnation and ask the
court for injunction thereon.
The company has aoquired eve
ry foot of property it needs in
Georgia and South Carolina other
than these 4-2 acres.
A train on one of the transcon
tinetal lines that runs through Kan
sas City, and is usually late, was re
ported on time a few days ago.
The young man who writes the I
particulars concerning the trains at
that station, put down his statistics
about this train: "'Number 616 -
from the west-on time."
Then he wrote underneath:
"Cause unknown"-Saturday Even
WE CARRY A
Galvanized aud black piping
Rubber sheet packing
We cut and thread pipe to
You cannot control tr
suit your clothing to the
old summer time" is here
so you had better provid
ments that will insure cor
We have light we igt
popular colors and weaves
We have light weig!
can ?t any size and satisfy
We have stylish hat
felts. We have the lar
we have ever carried.
We aie sole J
the best shirts on the i
Great Mass of Proof.
Reports of 30,000 Cases of
Kidney Trouble, Some of
Them ridgefield Cases.
Each of some 6,000 newspapers
of the United States is publishing
from week to week, names of people
in its particular neighborhood, who
have used and recommended Doan'a
kidney pills for kidney backache,
weak kidneys, bladder troubles and
urinary disorders. This mass of
proof includes over 30,000 testimo
nials. Edgefield is no exception.
Here is one of the Edgefield cases.
W B Paul, clerk, Butler street,
Edgefield, S. C., says: *I was both
ered by kidney complaint from
childhood and it got worse after I
had the measles about twelve years
ago. I suffered from acute pains
throughout my body and I had much
trouble from weakness ; from the
kidneys and bladder. Doan's kidney
pills were just what I needed, driv
ing away my pains and strengthen
ing my kidneys and bladder. When
ever I have felt in need of a kidney
medicine since, Doan's kidney pills
have come to my aid. ? consider
them thc best kidney medicine to
For sale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milbura Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agents for
the United States.
Remember the name-Doaa'a
and take no other.
JETE LINE OF
Gandy belting, 2-, 4-, 5-, 6-,
8-, and io-inch, 6 ply.
Rapid Fire hay presses
Sisal and Manilla rope
sketch. Write for prices,
ie mercury but you can
weather. The "good
to remain for 4 months,
e the light weight gar
it clothing in all of the
We have oxfords
for men and boys that
are stylish and dura
able. Try a
Grosset or a
it underwear of all kinds,
1 any taste.
s in strawy panama and
gest assortment ot hosiery
loents for the
narket tor the money.