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The test of every religion, political
or educational system is the man that
Thaw acted his part in the ' con
spiracy" very creditably for a
The Democratic administration
would make a decided hit if by
some hook or crook it could break
the backbone of the bagging and
tie trust at this jaucture.
York county has a school district
named Gold Hill. If there be any
thing in a name, the schools in this
district should have sufficient funds
for running 12 months in the year.
Before entering the arena Mr.
McLaurin should have his political
garments thoroughly fumigated
lest someone detect the odor of
Standard Oil as the campaign waxes
Sheriff W. J. White of Spartan
burg has made an enduring name
for himself. Let the next sheriff
in South Carolina who says be could
not hold the mob at bay hang his
head in shame.
The announcement that the wes
tern corn crop is a failure does not
disturb the equanimity of the far
mer who has grown his corn at
home, but it strikes terror to the
It's a pity that the Sulzer im
peachment proceedings and the
Thaw escapade came at ihe same
time. The great metropolitan news
papers are beiug overworked. Some
of them are issuing as many as 10
editions in one dav.
As a result of the election last
Tuesday five counties returned to
the county dispensary. Our pre
diction that these counties will yet
rue the day that they returned to
the sale of whiskey. It is a decided
It is generally predicted that
Edgefield county will make the
largest corn crop on record this
year. This is delightful to con
template, especially as everything
points to very high western corn
Atlanta can now take a long
breath. After four strenuous weeks
the trial of Leo Frank for the bru
tal murder of the fourteen-year-old
factory girl has ended in convic
tion, which seems to be a just and
President Wilson has borne and
forborne in dealing with the Mexi
cans but h is pacific policy may soon
give place to one that is more war
like. The leading powers are pleas
ed with his management of the sit
uation up to this time.
The cotton seed market opening
; 27 cents is an indication that
will be a good prioe through
the season. As oil, lard and
^r similar products are unpre
lly high there seems to be
reason for a low market
The failure of the western com
crop on the one hand and the out
look for a large harvest of the
cereal in the Suuth on the other
hand suggests the possibility that
at some future day the cotton belt
and the corn belt may both be found
If governors do not learn to de
port themselves better in the mat
ter of honoring: requisitions for fu
gitives from justice, the national
government will have to take the
matter in hand. The people clamor
for State's rights and at the same
time elect men to the office of gov
ernor who are incapable of proper
ly discharging the'duties of the
Meeting of School Trustees.
Superintendent of Education W.
W. Fuller is contemplating calling
a conference of all of the school
trustees in the county. It is to be
hoped that he will meet with suffi
cient encouragement to cause him
to carry out his tentative plans.
Everything that brings together
those who are interested in ed
ucation has its weight in building
up the school system of the county.
Thc meeting of trustees from all
parts of the county and the ex
change of ideas and experiences
that will follow will be of great
value in making stronger and more
progressive the weak and back
ward schools. Mr. Fuller is a wise
and conservative leader in educa
tional matters and we hope that
he will meet with sufficient en
couragement to issue a call to the
Officials Not in Harmony.
The treasury of South Carolina is
practically empty. Something must
be done at once to supply needed
funds or the State's credit will suf
fer. One effort was made recently
by the finance or borrowing com
.ll'se to obtain the necessary mon
ey from one of the Columbia banks
but owing to a misunderstanding
the money was not forthcoming.
The finance committee is composed
of the state treasurer, the comptrol
ler general and the governor. A
meeting of the committee has been
called for Friday of this week in
order to make another efforl to se
cure the money but the governor
has stated that he will not attend
the meeting. The official family
seems to be hopelessly divided and
therefore can not work together
Not Created in a Day.
That subtle, intangible and irre
sistible something which for lack
of a better name we call public
sentiment can not be created in a
day. It requires word upon word
on the part of the individual and
line upon line on the part of the
press to mc;:ld the popular mind
and to create an atmosphere which
when breathed by men moves
them to action.
This was conclusively shown in
some counties where a dispensa
ry election was held last week.
Some newspaper!! devoted column
after column to creating an anti
whiskey sentiment but when the
election returns came in the figures
showed that their efforts had failed
to reach or arouse the people. The
reason is found in the fact that
some of these same papers in the
years gone by had created a senti
ment for the dispensary and their
conversion to prohibition after giv
ing it a fair trial had bepn too re
cent for them to- undo the work of
their own hands. The sentiment
which they created during the years
of the past was stronger than that
which they bad endeavored to cre
ate more recently.
The Advertiser undertook prac
tically alone the difficult task
(which at first seemed hopeless) of
creating an anti-whiskey sentiment
in Edgefield county several years
before formal steps for voting out
the dispensary were taken, and the
very strong anti-whiskey sentiment
which exists in this county now is
the work of more than a decade.
Other counties should bear this in
mind, and let an educational cam
paign precede several years an open
fight upon the whiskey evil. With
out a strong, wholesome public sen
timent such an undertaking will
fail. And this sentiment can not
be created iu a day, nor in a year
What Others Say
Before She "Makes Up."
If you wiuh to see how pretty and
attractive a girl is, look at her and
scrutinize every feature early in the
morning before she has time to make
Governors at Outs.
Rather a peculiar condition of affairs,
isn't it, when an alleged negro murder
er from one State can secure protec
tion in an adjoining commonwealth
simply because the two governors don't
happen to be on "requisition terms,"
as it were?-Barnwell People.
Postoffice Helping Farmers.
The postoffice department is doing
all that it can to put the farmer in
town while he remains on the farm. It
gives him mail at his door, a better de
livery than the city delivery and now
adds the bank to the grocery and dry
goods store. The only thing that we
see yet lacking is the police and fire
Concerning Harry Thaw.
We cannot help but be a little glad
that Harry Thaw has escaped from
the insane asylum. He was not in
sane, and he deserved to be hung or
set free. It ought to be a lesson to
the courts and juries. Give the man
guilty of crime his medicine or let him
go, do not physic him for one evil
when he is afflicted- with another.
Commends Senator Tillman.
Marse Henry Watterson intimates
that Ben Tillman is a "Daniel" come
to judgment, on the woman suffrage
question. "Senator Tillman has made
a great speech on the right side of the
most momentous question of modern
times," Watterson says. "All other
questions pale to nothing beside it.
'We can better afford to have degraded
and corrupt politics,' he says .truly,
'than degraded and corrupt women.' "
"Lovers and Lunatics."
The New York Supreme Court says
a man may lie to a woman in order to
win her; that "in the state of mental
exaltation accompanying courtship,
statements made as to mental, moral
or financial qualifications may not be
too closely scrutinized, nor shall the
accused be held to a strict accounta
bility therefor." Why, of course not!
How could a man ever win a woman
without lying to her? Besides, the
poet has long ago properly coupled
"lovers and lunatics. "-Columbia Rec
An American motoring through
a small Scotch towu was pulled up
for excessive speed.
"Didn't you see that notice, 'Dead
Slow?' inquired the policeman.
Course I did, replied the Yan
kee, '"but I thought it referred to
your durned little town."-London
After coming home from Sunday
school, Johnny's father asked:
"Well, my son, what part of the
sermon did you like best?" Johnny
stood thinking: a moment, and than
said: "Well, Pa, I liked the part
where they passed around the hat.
I got a quarter, how much did you
A little girl of seven was out
having tea with a friend when a
lady visitor called and took some
notice of her.
"And have you any little sisters
at home," the lady asked.
No, answered the child, and after
a moment added, thoughtfully, "but
I have two brothers at home-and
they have a sister-and Pm it."
Have you got everything?" asked
the householder anxiously, as he
peered at the burglar from beneath
I think so.
"Did you get my daughter's fid
"Did you get my son's phono
"My wife's bridge outfit?"
"Her tight skirt?"
"My mother-in-law's parrott?"
"My daughter's camera?"
"Well, then cali at my office to
morrow morning and I'll give you
$50. You have done a good night's
"Right-o" replied the burglar, as
he turned with his sack to climb
out of the window.
Just a moment, said the house
holder. "Bring three or four pals
to-morroft night, and take my
daughter's pianola and I'll doubhjfj
the reward."-Chicago Journal. I
The anion meeting of the third
division will convene with Plum
Branch Baptist church August 30
10:30: Devotional exercises by
11:00: Enrollment of delegates
and verbal reports from each church.
1st Query: Opportunity, the
measure of responsibility. C Y D
Freeland, P H Bussey.
2nd Query: Our open door and
what lies beyond it. R: v GM Sex
ton, Jno. G. McKie, Luther Tim
Adjourn one hour and a half for
3rd Query: Our non-contributing
members and how to enlist them.
Mose Roberson, J R Bracknell,
Rev. G VV Bussey.
4th Query: How men should help
in winning the south for Christ. B
DKitching, R M Fowler, H E
10:45i Sunday school mass meet
ing live minutes talks by J G McKie,
J M Bussey.
Improve the Sunday school.
11:00: ?Missionary sermon Rev
G W Bussey.
Adjourn one hour and a half for
The relation of the parent to the
Sunday school. W R Leggatt, T G
Miscellaneous till final adjourn
S. T. Adams,
Tue union meeting of the first
division of the Ridge Association
will be held with the Rocky Creek
church, Aug. 30-31, 1913.
10.00 Devotional Exercises by
10.15, Is a service' Spiritually
helpful to those who are late, by
G. W. Scott.
10.45, Is the envelope system
practical and beneficial to the
church, by H. B. White.
11.15, Should we not labor for,
and expect souls to be saved all
along the year, by P. N. Lott.
12.00, Noon hour.
1.15, Enrollment of delegates.
1.30, Are our churches of this
union doing their duty to missions,
by T. H. Posey.
(l) If not, why? by W. L. Cole
.. (2) What is the remedy? by Rev.
j j, Sunday.
.10.00 An ideal Sunday school, by
Rocky Creek church.
.11 00 Missionary sermon, by Rev.
12.00, Noon hour.
1.30, Song and praise service, by
Rocky Creek S. S.
2.00, The Sunday school teacher
and the class.
(1) The importance of attention,
and how to attain it, by H. B.
(2) What to teach, by T. H. Po
3.30, Miscellaneous business, and
All Telegraphic Records Broken.
Robert T. Small, superintendent
of the southern division of the as
sociated press, sent out the follow
ing information to all editors of
newspapers taking the Associated
Press report on the Washington
Atlanta-Tampa day circuit, which
includes the Columbia Record late
"What is'.believed to be a world's
record for continuoua fast sending
of telegraphic news matter was es
tablished on this circuit during Au
gust 19 and 20. On the 19th, in
344 minutes of sending time, 15,
605 words were handled in the re
port, an average of 2,700 words an
hour. On the 20th, in 344 minutes
of sending time the total number of
words handled was 16,032, cons':
tuting the remarkable average of
2,796 words an hour. A few years
ago an average of 1,700 words an
hour was considered high. "-Co
Yes, said the old man to his visi
tor, "I'm proud of my daughters,
and it is the ambition of my heart
to see them all comfortably married.
What more, he added knowingly,
"I've made a bit of money in ray
time, so ray girls won't go their
husbands penniless. There's Martha,
for example, 25 years old and a
real good lass, I'll give her $6,500
on her wedding day. And to Bet,
you see, she has passed her 35th
summer, I'll give her at any rate,
$10,000; while the man who takes
Eliza can rely on taking with her
at least $25,000."
By the way, inquired the young
man, "how old is Eliza?"
Forty replied the elder.
"Hum! I don't suppose you hap
pen to have a daughter somewhere
'between 60 and 70?"--Chicago
Ready For Ginning
We wish to announce that we are
ri ow ready to begin ginning cotton.
Have overhauled our ginnery, and now
have it in No. 1 shape, and can serve
the public to good advantage. Let us
gin your cotton, buy your seed at the
market price, and sell you meal and
hulls as cheap as any one. Come and
let us serve you.
Hampton Cotton Mills Comp'y.
Beaver Dam Plant, L. L. CLIPPARD, Manager.
Barrett & Company
Your cotton solicited
It will receive our personal
Monuments and Tombstones.
I represent the Spartanburg Marble and Granite
wor.cs in this section and shall be pleasea to show you
designs and quote prices on all kinds of work. Write
me a card if you are interested and I will call to see you.
John fi. Tompkins, Edgefield, S. Carolina
Summerland College For
NEXT SESSION BEGINS SEPT. 16th, 1913.
Offers a liberal education under positive Chris
tian influences. Expenses very moderate.
Rocms furnished with everything needed : bed.
dresser, washstand, chairs, rugs, linen, electric
lights, steam heat hot and cold water.
For further information address
P. E. MONROE, President, Batesburg or Leesville, S. C.
A telephone on the Farm not only
means convenience and comfort for the
user, but it adds value to the land and will
enable you to sell your land to a better ad
vantage. Telephone service on the Farm
can be had at very low cost.
Write for our free booklet. Address
Farmers Line Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
South Pryor SU Atlanta, Ga.
Men's and boys summer under
wear sold by Rives Bros.
A few more grain bags left at
L. T. May.