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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, June 10th.
My grand point in preaching is to
break the hard heart and heal the
broken one.-JOHN NEWTON.
The mill of the mediators grinds
There is room on the club roll for
Instead of taking up time with poli
tics, Senator E. D. Smith is still at his
post in Washington,
Has anybody seen the government re
port on the blackberry crop? We are
And still the wonder grows in Edge
field that the supply of gasoline does
not become exhausted.
Wonder how long it will take some
college graduates to learn that they
have much yet to lean.?
Wonder who'll be the thirteenth can
didate for the office of governor to file
his pledge next Tuesday?
Edgefield county is not keeping
abreast of the times. It hasn't a can
didate in the race for governor.
While President Wilson is marry
ing; off his daughters ex-President
Roosevelt is marrying off his sons.
Cupid cuts some curious capers. The
other day a Boston man and his for
mer wife were re-married after being
divorced for eight years.
Uncle Sam and John Bull can con
sole each other. One has the Mexi
cans on his hands, while the other has
the militant suffragettes.
The best news that Washington has
sent out in a long time is the estimate
placing the yield of wheat at about a
Wonder what Mr. McLaurin's next
move will be? He cuts so many po
litical antics that one is prepared to
expect almost anything.
The boot will be on the other leg.
Just watch Greenville ''extract" all of
the cash from the jeans of those
dentists next week.
The dispensary is making good since
its re-establishment in Lexington coun
ty. Five homicides in less than two
months is Lexington's record.
The Advertiser suggests that the
question of holding an encampment for
the South Carolina militia be referred
to the mediators at Niagara.
Mr. Duncan has filed his pledge as
candidate for governor. Probably
some of those coat-tail swingers induc
ed him to run so they would not tail
Cotton looks very promising in this
county. At least the portion that is
up. It would bea correct estimate to
say that something like 40 per cent, is
yet to come up.
Religious bodies everywhere, both
small and large, are endorsing the Hob
son prohibition amended to the Na.
tional Cc istitution, which indicates
that public sentiment favors the amend
Can anybody tell us what the lead
ing issue will be in the approaching
gubernatorial campaign? There has
been such a scramble to get first hold
on a prominent coat-tail that the is
sues seem to have been overlooked by
most of the candidates.
It has been estimated that the num
ber of immigrants coming to this coun
try this year will exceed all former re
cords. An estimate has been made in
Washington that the number will reach
the enormous total of 1,351,000. One
fifth of this number have been from
Italy and in the main will make unde
The drought is cutting everything
short except the crop of candidates.
Seven candidates for State offices filed
their pledges yesterday.
Some of those Spaniards did not take
kindly to the coming of Colonel Roose
velt to Madrid. His charge with the
Rough Riders still lingers in their
"Woman suffrage is a'great question
for clubs to consider."-Headline. The
Advertiser wouldn't dare suggest any
form of "club" as a means of dealing
with the situation.
Mme. Ernestine Schumann-Heink is
no longer burdened with a husband.
Hereafter along with her operatic
singing she will doubtless sing the
praises of the divorce court.
If your masticating machinery is in
clined to get out of order, better have
it repaired at once. All of the dentists
in South Carolina will assemble in an
nual convention in Greenville next
Enroll Your Name.
Do not procrastinate in the matter
of placing your name on the roll of
your club. Unless this is done you
will be unable to vote. Not only en
rol 1 your own name but remind your
neighbor to do the same thing. The
new party rules were not intended to
debar any white Democrat from vo
ting. If you fail to place your name on
the roll you will debar yourself. You
have two months in which to do this
but if you begin to procrastinate, the
final day may pass without your name
bei ng enrolled. Call upon the secreta
ry of your club the first opportunity
and record your name as a member of
the club. The fact that it was on the
old roll avails nothing* All of the old
rolls have been annulled. .
The Babcock Sanitarium.
It is fortunate for the people of South
Carolina that such a man as Dr. J. W.
Babcock, formerly superintendent of
the State Hospital for the Insane, is
not to leave the State. The announce
ment has just been made that he has
purchased a large tract of land at
Pinehurst, a suburb of Columbia, and
will establish thereon a private sani
tarium that will accommodate 100 pa
tients. The institution will be modern
in every particular. Dr. Babcock will
have Dr. Eleanor B. Saunders as his
assistant. With these two celebrated
specialists on insanity and nerve dis
eases at its head, it is not probable
that another institution of the kind can
be fo md anywhere in the country that
will surpass it. The establishment of
the Babcock sanitarium in Columbia
will be a boon to 1 suffering humanity
in this and adjoining States.
Good Roads Meeting.
The citizens of Trenton are deeply
interested in improving the old Plank
Road which leads to Augusta. They
have held a meeting to discuss the
matter and have called a meeting to be
held at Edgefield Friday, June 19. We
hope a large number of citizens will
attend this meeting and give every en
couragement and assistance possible
toward the improvement of this public
highway. The plan of the Trenton
citizens, as we understand it, is to
clay that portion where the sand is
heavy, making it a modern road. This
can be done and that too without any
c onsiderable outlay of money, as citi
zens along the road will give the time
of their teams for hauling clay. The
county supervisor should send his road
working force when the work begins
and also have his road foreman super
intend the improvement. Attend
the mass meeting on June 19 and let's
see what can be done.
Nearly One Hundred Letters.
The beautiful custom of "show
ering" friends who are departing
upon a long journey with letters
prevails in many places. These let
teis which contain parting greet
ings are presented with the under
standing that they are not to be
opened until their recipients have
actually embarked upon the voyage.
When Rev. and Mrs. E. T. Snuggs
left Edgefield for Chi ia last year,
they were "showered" with letters
from Edgefield friends which were
not opened until after they boarded
the steamer in New York. Before
Mrs. Mamie Tillman and Miss
Helen Tillman left last Saturday
for New York, from which port
they will sail for Europe to-morrow,
they were "showered" with letters
that contained partiner greetiugs.
Mrs. Tillman received more than 50
from pupils of the Deestrick Skule
and from other friends, and Miss
Helen was tho recipient of more
than 25 letters from her friends.
None of these letters will be opened
until these ladies have passed out of
New York harbor.
For House of Representatives.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for re-election to the House of
Representatives, and pledge myself to
abide the result of the Democratic
J. P. DeLaughter.
! What Other* Say
With all due respect to everybody,
some of these floppy, flabby and flop
sided dresses give one the impression
of a draped scarecrow.-Greenville
Will Need 'em.
Mrs. Pankhurst having rented a
room right opposite Buckingham
Palace, it is easy to understand why
the Government is going to raise ten
new regiments at once.-News and
A Pertinent Question.
What does all this glad commence
ment season, with its medals and hon
ors, public speaking and bright and
happy faces, mean to the boy whose
father will not let him go to school?
A Bird in the Hand.
Railroad Commissioner Richards has
blossomed out as a Blease candidate
for Gove rnor, but he holds on to his
present office on the theory we suppose
that a bird in the hand is worth two in
the bush.-Orangeburg Times and
If any citizen is deprived of his right
to vote in the coming primary he will
have only himself to blame. The club
rolls will be open from Tuesday, June
9th to July 28th, which will give every
man an opportunity to quality himself
as a voter.-Camden Chronicle.
Live Business Organization.
The time was when money was the
"power behind the throne" in a com
munity, but in this day and time the
main-spring of a community is a live
business organization. Idle capital is
worse than no capital at all; the object
of a good business organization is to put
idle capital to work. -Dillon Herald.
Every Voter Should Enroll.
Let everyone now interest himself as
a good citizen in getting his own name
on the club roll, the new rall. Ask
your neighbor about his name. Let there
be a cordial, broad-minded spirit about
the whole business. See that the new
requirements are complied with, ir
respective of a man's political pro
clivities. -Greenwood Index.
"Was your husband cool when
you told him there was a burglar in
the house?" asked Mrs. Hammer.
"Cool, replied Mrs. Cabb, I
should say he was cool." Why his
I was outspoken in ray sentiments
at the club this afternoon, said Mrs.
Garrulous to her husband the other
With a look of astonishment he
replied: I can't believe it, my
dear. Who outspoke you?"
"The rich young men ".re getting
tired of automobiles."
"Yes, they seem to be."
"They want airships now."
"Well, thank goodness, when
they are seized with the ?peed man
ia up in the boundless blue they
won't run over anything more im
portant than a buzzard or a crow."
One day the class in a small-sized
grammar school was holding forth,
when the youngsters collided with
the word "notwithstanding." Imme
diately the teacher dropped upon it
as a ripe subject for an example.
"Children, she said with an im
pressive glance at the class, we have
here the word 'notwithstanding.'
Can any little boy or girl here give
rae a sentence containing it?"
Came a moment of intense si
lence. Every little mind was churn
ing hard. Then the hand of Willie
Jones shot up and vigorously wrig
'Tve got one Miss Marv, ex
claimed Willie on receiving recog
"Very well, Willie, smiled the
teacher encouragingly, you may tell
it to the class."
"The man's trousers were worn
out not with standing," was the
triumphant rejoinder of Willie."
Residing in a little village is a
lawyer who is famous for drawing
wills, in which branch of business
he has long enjoyed a monopoly of
the country for miles around.
A few months since a wealthy
man died. There was much specula
tion as to the value of the property,
and the town gossip set about to
find cut the facts. He hunted up the
lawyer, and, after a few preliminary
remarks about the deceased, he said
"I suppose you made Brown's
"Then you probably know how
much he left. Would you mind tell
"Not at all, the lawyer answered,
as he resumed his writing, he left
everything he had.'*
Letter Written 50 Years Ago.
Old papers, letturs and doeu
raents that resurrect the past and
bring it before the present genera
tion are always more or less inter
esting, and at this particular time,
owing to the threatened conflict
with Mexico and the papers being
tilled with memorials to the heroes
who: were lost ai Tampico.old letters
bearing upon the Civil War are pe
culiarly interesting, e pecially when
they contain information ol' direct
interest to persons and families
living in our county. Thoughtful
as he is, Mr. J. W. R. DeLaughter
brought the editor of The Adverti
ser an old letter which will be read
with interest by a goodly number
of our readers. The letter was
written by J. A. Tillman in the
line of battle near Pallas, Ga., 50
years ago last Monday, and, if we
mistake not, informed Mr. De
Laughter's grandfather of the death
of his son on the battlefield, the
Confederate army then being en
gaged iu opposing the March of
Gen. Sherman. The letter is as
Lint of Battle, Near Dallas, Ga.,
June 1, 1864:
Mr. Wm. D. Kimbrell:
Dear Sir: Capt. Weaver being ab
sent sick, I feel it ray duty to an
swer your enquiries concerning your
gallant son. This would be a task of
pleasure were it not for the pain
ful, heart-i ending news that is to
Your son was mortally wounded
on the evening of the 16th May
whilst we were charging th ene
mies skirmishers near Calhoun. He
was shot through the back of the
head, ball entering the right ear,
I think, and coming out on the op
posite side. I saw this wound and
examined it myself. I have been
told by the ambulance corps, who
bore him off of the field that he was
also shot through the body. I ex
pect he was, as the wound in the
head, I do not think would have
caused death so Hoon. He lived
about one hour after being wound
ed. Wm. Augustas was the first
man that reached him after he fell.
I also went to him immediately. He
was conscious and asked us to turn
him on his left side, which was
done, gave him water and poured
the same on his head. The litter
came about this time and after
placing him upon it we advanced
leaving our kind and noble com
rade who fell fighting like a hero,
as he really was, to the litter bear
ers who carried him to the field-hos
pital. Here be died in a few mo
ments and was buried in the same
grave, so I ara told by Dr. Calhoun,
with his brother in arms, P. O. Sul
livan who was killed in the same
engagement. Both of these men
did their duty and gave up their
lives in a manner becoming the pa
triot soldier. This should ever be
a consolation to their kindred. Cir
cumstance uncontrolable prevented
I am extremely sorry to say, either
of them being buried in coffins. I
assure you this could not be other
wise. We were ordered off mat
night and forced to bury them as
before stated. Theil graves are
marked I am told and I earnestly
hope that their bodies may be dis
tinguished at a future day and be
transferred to their quiet family
burying grounds, which will be a
sad pleasure to all.
I tender to you and your family
my heartfelt sympathy, and must
say that there was no soldier in the
company for whom I had a higher
regard. This I think was the uni
versal feeling of his comrades and no
man could be missed more. He was
in every sense of the word a
gentleman. May the Hand of a
Kind Providence soon fill the ach
ing void that has been created. I
Your Sincere Sympathizer,
J. A. Tillman.
We Never Did.
A few days ago a know-it-all
called our attention to the fact that
we ''never saw a bald-headed wo*
man," says an exchange. Well,
what of that? There are a good
many things we never jaw a woman
do. We never saw a woman
who would refuse to subscribe for
the home paper because it advocates
temperance and law enforcement
We never saw a woman sit on a
dry goods box and "cuss" out the
town because she couldn't buy a
bottle of blind tiger liquor. We never
saw a woman go fishing with a bot
tle of "bait" in her hip pocket, sit
all day on the damp ground, go
home drunk at night and abuse ker
husband and children because they
don't believe a lie she told about a
"big fish" that broke the hook and
got away after she had nearly land
ed it. We never saw a woman yank
off her coat, give her pants a hitch,
spit on her hands and swear she
could whip the biggest man in
town. Come to think of it, there
are a good many things we never
saw a woman do and don't want to
either.-Adair County (Ky) News.
Flower Mission Meeting.
The W. C. T. U. held their
regular meeting at the home of
Mrs. E: S. Johnson on Monday af
ternoon. The president Mrs. J. L.
Mires being absent, Mrs. Rainsford
conducted the devotional exercises
and Mrs. W. L. Dunovant took
charge of the program. This meet
ing is always observed as the
Plower Mission meeting and Mrs.
W. B. Cogburn who is sumeria tend
ent * of this department made
her annual report. About 950 had
been expended in this work. Plans
were made for going to the County
Home the next day for the annual
picnic to the inmates. It is always a
pleasure to have the young- people
with us and especially when they
add so much to our program as Miss
Florence Peak did on this occasion
in the song of the flowers which
was beautifully rendered.
Frances Willard Johnson, the
three months old baby of our hos
tess, was pres m ted to the body, her
behavior at this time was so perfect
that one might suppose she imbibed
something from her name sake.
Mrs. Johnson proved herself a de
lightful hostess. The rooms were
attractive with ferns and pot plant9
and she served her guests wish most
delicious ice cream with black fruit
and silver cake. Several visitors
were present. " Member.
Honor Roll Edgefield Graded
School 8th and 9th Months
1st Grade-Elizabeth Timraer
man, Mary Marsh, Allen George
Thurmond, Royal Shannonhouse,
Jack Feltham, Handsford Mims,
Robert Tompkins, Ruth Nichol
Advanced 1st-Allen Edwards,
Robert Arthur, Felicia Mirna, Eliza
2nd Grade-John Wells, Wal
lace Sheppard, Isabell Byrd, Edwin
Rives, Tom Bailey, Elizabeth Lott,
Benjamin Cogburn, J. C. Hughes,
Tillie Harris, Earl Quarles.
3rd Grade-Mobley Sheppard,
George Tompkins, Corrie Cheat
ham, Eleanor Mime, Helen Nich
olson, Mitchell Wells, Raymond
Folk, Frances Carpenter, Robert
4th Grade-Lois Mims, William
Folk, Willie McManus, Dixson
5th Grade-Norma Shannonhouse,
Strom Thurmond, Raymond Duno
vant, Edith Ouzts.
6th Grade-Edwin Folk, Arthur
Britt, James Porter, James Bacon
Sharpton, Ilene Harling, Jack'
7th Grade-Margaret May,.gil
lie Peak, Juanita Reynolds, Lucile
Reel, Fred Mays.
Trenton Good Roads Meeting.
There was a most enthusiastic
meeting held at Wise Hall at
4 o'clock this afternoon in the
interest of securing a good clay
road from this point to Augusta,
Georgia. There were se7eral very
iutcrestiog talks and committees
were appointed to confer with the
representatives of Johnston and
Edgefield, who will be as much or
more benefitted by such a highway
than the citizens of this town. It
was decided to ask for a rousing
mass meeting at Edgefield on Fri
day, June 19th at ll a. m., when
ways and means will be discussed
for financing the project. The
United States Government is ex
pected to assist financially and ?tis
hoped that a government engineer
may be detailed to come to Edge
field County to assist the local of
ficials. A committee was named to
confer with our senators and repre
sentative in Washington to ascer
tain just how far the Government
would and could go to assist in
building this road. This is a mat
ter of vital importance to the mer
chants and the city of Augusta, as
well as to Edgefield county in gen
eral, and it is felt to be the duty of
every good citizen to assist to the
extent of his ability in this progres
sive step. It is a big undertaking,
but the benefit to be derived from
it are so gre at it is believed
the appeal for aid will be heeded
by every progressive citizen.
Trenton, S. C., June 3, '94.
Escaped Through Roof.
A white man known here as Wal
ter Wade escaped from jail some
time during Sunday night by mak
ing a hole in the roof and letting
himself down to the ground by
means of blankets tied together. As
he made practically no Doise, Mr.
S. W. Nicholson, the jailer, knew
nothing of Waoe's eseape until he
saw the blankets Monday morning.
Wade was committed to jail the
latter part of March, being charged
with forging a check on the Bank
of Parksville. At the time the al
leged offense was committed he was
working at a saw mill near Parks
ville. The belief is current that
Walter Wade was an aasmued name
and that the man would not give
his real name. It ii said that the
people among whom he worked at
Parksville did not know whence he
came. After he was committed to
jail, Deputy Sheriff Williams wrote
to an addrcs in Virginia which
Wade gave him in order to learn
something of the man, and the re
ply was that no such person had
ever resided in that county. To
some he gave his name Walter
Wade and to others he called him
self Lee Wade.
He was a fine specimen of physi
cal manhood and was well educated,
possessing decided talent for paint
ing and drawing. Money was being
raised here to get the fellow out of
the trouble but it seems that Wade
was afraid tc wait until his release
could be served.
Candidate For Re-Election.
Hon. James F. Byrnes who has
served the second district in con
gress for the past four yeais an
nounces his candidacy for re-elec
tion. From the day that he entered
upon his duties a? congressman Mr.
Byrnes has not only been athis post
but he has been alert and active,
looking after the interests of hu
constituency. He has filled places
on many important committees
which afforded him an opportunity
of rendering faithful service to the
country at large. He has been in
strumental both directly and in
directly in enacting laws that have
been promotive of the public weal.
When the campaign opens Mr.
Byrnes will come before our people
and will give in person an account
of his stewardship.
Closing Exercises of Red Oak
Mr. Editor: It was the writer's
privilege to attend the closing exer
cises of the Red Oak Grove school
last evening. This school is taught
by Mrs. Mamie Walker. The en
tertainment was a splendid success.
For more than two hours the audi
ence was held in deepest interest.
All the exercises gave evidence of
through drilling. It all reflected
great credit upon the teachers. The
threatening clouds prevented there
being as large a crowd as otherwise
would have been, but the audience
was very good. Music was fur
nished by Messrs. E. W. Thurmond
and G. Dorn on their violins. The
teacher was efficiently assisted in
the program by her son Dr. Eddie
Walker who has just completed his
course in dentistry in Atlanta. He
is a son of whom the mother should
be juctly proud. Mrs. Walker
seems tobare a special talent for
teaching and especially for this
kind of work. And her long ex;
perience in teaching makes ber'V
most efficient teacher and any com
munity' which may get her to teach
will be very fortunate. I learn that
she is elected to teach here another
year. The entire community spent
most of the day yesterday in the
Grove of the church, enjoying ice
cream, lemonade and cake. They
seem proud of their teacher, and
well they may be.
G. W. Bussey.
Picnic at County Home.
Following the custom which was
established several years ago, the
Edgefield county Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union gave a pic
nic dinner at the County
Home Tuesday for the benefit of
the inmates. Ladies attended from
Johnston, Harmony, Trenton and
Edgefield. A bountiful picnic din
ner was served and later in the af
ternoon a well filled plate and a
bouquet of flowers were sent to
each one of the inmates. Religious
services were conducted by Rev. G.
T. Hutchinson, pastor of Harmony
and the Methodist church at John
ston. Supervisor A. A. Edmunds
was present and thanked the ladies
for their thoughtful kindness to the
inmates of the Home, which now
number only 15. Lemonade and
iced tea were served throughout the
day in practically unlimited quan
tity. Steward and Mrs. J. R. Scur
ry always welcome the ladies and
give them their assistance and hear
ty co-operation in making happy
the lives into which there seldom
comes a ray of sunshine.
Make the Old Suit
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
Fresh Corn-flake s,.Shreaded
WheaU. Fresh Oat Meal in tins.
L. T. Maj.