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J. L. M?MS . . : . EDITOR
ONE YEAR* ----- $1.50
SIX MONTHS - - - - .75
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1910
That laughter costs too - mach which
is purchased by the sacrifice of de
Attacking one candidate unfairly in,
fe order to divert voters to another is
poor politics in these enlightened times.
Probably there is one thing under
the sun upon which The State and
News and Courier can agree-the can
didacy ol' Mr. McLeod.
t? Without waiting for the present
contest to be decided, Hon. T. G. Croft
of Aiken has staked off his claim to
congressional honors in 1912 by announ
cing th?.t he will be a candidate two
years hence; That seejms to be some
what overlapping campaigns. One at
a time is enough.
Were the whiskey trust of the coun
try accorded the privilege of casting a
ballot for the next governor of South
_ Carolina, which name would.it scratch
~" first? That , of C. C. Featherstone.
When thebhnd tigers of South Caro
. lina vote on Aug?st 30th, what name
will they scratch first? That of C. C.
Featherstone. ?f this be true, then
the duty of prohibitionists is too, plain
to need pointing out.
The Outlook Now Encouraging.
Two weeks agc .* the business outlook
was exceedingly discouraging, espec
ially for the farmers and merchants.
The crops were late and unpromising,
. having suffered greatly from the ex
cessive rains and lack of work. How
ever, the favorable weather of the past
few weeks has given an entirely diff
erent color to the situation. The corn
"crop is the best that the county has
made in many years, and vrcth a con
tinuation of favorable conditions cotton
will make an average , crop in most sec
tions. Farmers'in the western portion
of the county have the best; crops that
they have had in several years, while
in other sections cotton is considerably
behind former years. '
So far as the town of Edgefield is
concerned, the outlook for a normal
amount cf business this fall is bright.
Crops in the main are good in the ?ec
tions from which the town receives its
Mr. Featherstone Has First Claim.
Some of the anti-prohibition papers
are greatly exercisedover the prospect
of Hon. C. C. Featherstone V election.
They realize that unless something is
-.done to tear down his political.strong
holds, unless the confidence of the peo
ple be shaken in him, Mr. Featherstone
will in all probability be South Caro
lina's next governor. Failing to find
any fault or shortcomings in the man
himself, hi* private or public life, they
would have the public believe that he
has been guilty of glaring inconsisten
cies in his views on the liquor question.
But what are. the facts in a nut shell?
Mr. Featherstone, like every other
true prohibitionist, has all down through
the years, labored unceasingly to cur
tail the consumption of whiskey and
to prohibit its sale wherever possible.
He was loyal to the cause when it was
unpopular, when ' it cost something tc
be a prohibitionist He has always
taken high ground in dealing with this
great moral question and has had thc
moral cour age to stand by his convic
tions. Who would dare charge to the
, Granting that the means em
ployed or suggested by Mr. Feath
. erstone to accomplish the coveted enc
have changed, that should be expected
under a change of conditions.lt cannot,
however; be charged that he has evei
swerved from his high purpose or com
promised with the enemy. Whatever maj
be said by those opposing his candi
dacy, Mr. Featherstone has been a con
sistent, parsistent and insistent enemj
of whiskey. Can this be said of anj
other candidate for governor?
Mr. Hyatt has-d.oubtless been a life
long prohibitionist out has been more
or less lukewarm; never an-open, ag
gressive enemy of whiskey.
Mr. McLeod was elected lieutenant
governor for two terms as an advocate
of the sta-? dispensary. He only; be
came a prohibitionist when he .was
forced to choose between7 a county dis
pensary cr prohibition. He never ad
vocated prohibition when the cause was
unpopular, needing friends and sup
Mr. Ricaards was likewise an ardent
supporter of the state dispensary;
fought foi- its continuance. He, -too:
espoused.imbibition when it was, in a
sense, "forced upon^mnr-i
Mr. Bl? ase as everybody knows is a
dyed-m-the-wool whiskey advocate, an
open enemy of prohibition. . ll
.open enemy of prohibition. h
As.toMr. Duncan, he is not . a serious
*;>vttpr in the campaign.
*c. Featherstone has for twenty-fiVe
^^Dposedthe pa&fot whiskey in
ev?ry ?wlf whether by the individual
connty^oi^te. He is one of the pio
neer protib^onists and ha* dfupt?ess
contributed nwe than any otji?r/nan
in South Carolba to the makirf ?*36
After considering the claims f each
candidate separately, it esflot be"
questioned that Mr. Fea.thers>ne has
first claim upon the reaVprofcif?onists,
of Edgefield county and of fcttth Carr
Successful Revival at Parksyille.
Everything Readv For Cam- x
? meeting of great power closed
last night1 in our Baptist church,
lasting just one week, with six ac
cessions as follows: Pearl Sweezie,
Rosada Talbert, Marie Blackwell,
Martha Dorn by experience, and
Col. and Mrs. W. J. Talbert by let
ter. Mr. Garrett, the pastor, did all
the preaching with great earnestness,
and at the close of the services Sun
day, he was asked to retire, and the
congregation, much to his surprise,
made him a purse of twenty-odd
dollars, as a token of their apprecia
tion. Mr. Garrett is a very conse
crated man and an efficient preach
er. He left Parksville this a. m. to
assist Rev. P. B. Lanham in a meet
ing at Clark's Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harvley visit
ed Mrs Harvley's father, Mr. J. B
Dorn last week and attended our
meeting one or two days.
Miss Alice Whatley from fair
Rehoboth is visiting Mr. T. M.
Seigler. and also attended our
* Speaking of our ?neeting, too
much credit cannot be given the
lady members of our choir for their
timely and faithful efforts in carry
ing on the sining in the absence of
the leader, who was often kept
. Misses Fannie Joe and Weinona
Strom from Rehoboth spent awhile
in Parksville one day last week on
their way to Clark's Hill to visit
their uncle, Judge Bell.
Speaking of Rehoboth, reminds
me to thank "Substitute" far locat
ing "Subscriber" for me. Poor fel
low, the best fellow in the world,
all broken to pieces! Well this is
pathetic, but his silence in The Ad
vertiser, is worse. If he can't write,
can't he grunt so that we can hear
Misses Lillian and Robbie Parks,
daughters of Mr. Jasper Parks, of
Augusta, spent last week in Parks
ville and attended our meeting.
Mr. White, pressman for. the.Au
gusta Chronicle, sperit'Sunday with,
us and worshipped at the Baptist
church. Mr. \White is visiting his
wife, who is spending some time
with Mrs. Wales, Mr. White's sis
ter, and is one of the fortunate ones,
who escaped, harm in the railroad
wreck at v Meriwether a (week ago,
and, who gave the readers of the Au
gusta Chronicle, such a graphic ac
count of the catastrophe in the next
morning's paper. f
The county political meeting will
"hold forth" here next Thursday,
but elicits nothing of the enthusiasm
that the meetings of the Georgia
tenth. Why we have Watson and
Hardwick men in the same home.
Two of my roosters had a stiff ar
gument at the dinner table the day
following the Thomson meeting, the
one for Watson, and the other for
Hardwick, with poor old "More
?Anon" as umpire, I reckon you
would call it. They left the field in
good order with the decision still
pending. But let the people and
candidates come, We can't promise
the amusement they are having
across the river, but will promise the
best barb?eme and picnic dinner in
the campaign, and ice cream from
"fairer hands wTas never quaffed."
Doings of The Good People of
Modoc and Vicinity.
Our much needed rain has come
at last. Plowing will be in session
for a few days. Crops are pretty
fair generally around Modoc, es
Mr. J- O. Marshall's dwelling is
nearing completion. So is Mr. Mil
ton Bussey's new ?tore.
Florida has a good percentage of
our fellow townsmen who are tak
ing in the excursion, viz: Messrs.
W. McDaniel and son, Grover, Till
man Howie, M. B. Bussey and W.
H. Reece. We hope they will have a
pleasant trip. ^
Dr. T. E. Jennings is np and
able to walk about his housey
Mrs. Pat Robertson lias- been
quite sick, but we, are glad to note
is resting very well at this writing.
Mr. Carter^ formerly of Georgia,
is clerking for Messrs. C. A. Seig
ler & Son."
Mr. B. R. Quailes and family
have moved from our midst down
in Clark's Hill section.
Mr. and Mrs.' Capers Holston
have a very sick child. Dr. Bell ia?
attending. , ' '?\
Dr. Cab Key says Gen. Green
can go his route, he is now/ busy
making vinegar. Dr. Key has no
Mrs. Ella Holson, now a resident
of North Augusta, has been on a
week's visit at her parents, Jin. and
Mrs. C. H. Stone.
Mr. W. P. Crosier has gone to
|j3*i-?wseu i?*"ti.shprt star
Mr. Eddie Walker has purchased
fa new buggy. What hext?
Mr. G. M. Dorn is still looking
around. You youngjmen had better
keep your eye on George. j
A goodly number of the Mouocers
took in the barbecue afRed Hill
They report ? gc^time and.:plency
Of dinner./?n,^he near future the
W. Q. . of Modo? will have
thei/annual cue, and will give due
not?e/n time for you to bo on hand,
Mr. Editor: , ^
Reining is much ; talked, but we
bear cf but few fish.*
Well, guess we c?n see ail of the
county candidates hext -Thursday,
ajyiny rate they wisji to see all tusyjy
y ,J Joe Smith. I ?
One of the pleasantest events of
:he summer was the picnic at Horn's
3reelc,'on last Saturday, given by
Miss Sallie May Miller, in honor of |
aer liiitle cousins, Misses Marie and
Edith Timmermah. Almost all of
the younger set in the neighborhood
were present, and it was a surprise'
to see how many bright young peo
ple are growing up in our midst.
This will be a perfect flower garden j
of blooming yroung ladies and gen
On this occasion, ) also, besides
those who were^ young in years,
there were. some older ones~, whose
hearts are young, and who love
young people, and delight to make
them happy. Behind the church, on
a firm level plot, beneath the shade
of the grand old oaks, and fanned
by the cooling breezes, ' they joined
with the young people in some of
the old games which we enjoyed
in youth, and which, indeed^ were
enjoyed no less on that day. 'Drop
the handkerchief," "Tennessee
hog," and ''Shaker dance" were
heartily engaged in\ amid many
blunders^ ?nd 'shrieks of laughter.
Who would have thought that Mrs.
Walter Miller could run as nimbly
and turn as lightly as any one
there? She still holds the very gen-|
ius and spirit of youth. But is this,
surprising when her mother, also
present, was one of the youngest,
most jovial, and lightest hearted
persons On the ground? Looking at |
these and others present, who con
tributed so much to the general
pleasure, and was impressed by the.J
thought of^the amount of happiness
which one person can diffuse in a
life time,simply by always seeming
young, cheerful, and greeting all
who come near with kind, pleasant
, After abundant exercise from the
games, we assembled around the
picnic table, and there by some
magic, the exercise, or the presence
of the jovial company, or the happy
thoughts which caine trooping into
our minds, behold! thje dinner was
one of the dinners of old! The cakes
were the old time cakes, and the
pies were*the pies of youth! When
had any food tasted so good!
After dinner we had music and
more games, "Bingo," "Going to
California," etc. "Old Jimmie San
ders" was begun, but when the coil
wound tight, the day being warm,
that was abandoned, to be enjoyed
at some future day.
Then base ball claimed the mas
culine heart, and proved superior to
all feminine charms. By:the-way,
we saw no sr?fn of love making, but
all seemed imbued with a spirit of ]
fun and frolic.
When thirst came, after dinner
there was a delightful, treat in store
for us. As an after thought, in con
nection with the picnic, the ladies
of the church had on hand churn
after churn of delicious ice cream.
There was not crowd enough for the
supply, but those who were present
almost risked their lives in loyal
patronage. < We were truly sorry for
the unfortunate beings who were
absent. As a result of the cream
sale, there was a considerable sum
added to the fund for painting the
We have enjoyed a feast of reason
and a flow of soul foi* two weeks.
First, there was the meeting of d?ys
at Ebeneser where Dr. E. E. Bomar
held large crowds entranced by his
earnest sermons, which grew in pow
er and efficacy as the days weut on.
Seven happy conVerts were buried
with Christ in baptism" at the close
of the meeting. '
We had the pleasure of Dr. Bo
man and Rev. Graves L. Knight,
Ebenezer's popular pastor, to tea
with us one evening during the
The young people from two of
our neighboring houses united in
a straw ride to the church one night.
We found this an ideal way to at
tend night meeting from the counj
try. > _
During a part of last week we en
joyed the meeting held by Dr. Burt1'
at Horn's Creek. It is always a tre? *
to hear the Doctor preach. By bj
clear thought, forceful speech, a
irresistible logic, one is swept, as1
a mighty river, to the conclu?0
which he reaches. During this n^"
ing a fine youth, Mr. P. B. V-e
joined the church, and was bal
last Sunday afternoon at Irn s
?h*eek. It is worthy of remajtnat
of tbe.eight young people Du,n^
[here wKov have joined the .Jul"ch
'this summe\there wjer^^sj^boysiu.
and young mens^P/one young^ry^sl
How glad we arc1 to welcome/hes ' ~
dear boys to, che paths of plolsair
ness and pe?c'ei /
. S udie $y
We hereby offer a rewa/d * ?50
in'cash foi; proof to cornet the
party or parties who- on S?orday
night, July 23rd, cut and otherwise
badly mutilated a new bu^y 'that
ive had stored under a K]ed near
our store ai, Red Hill. . VVB are de
termined to apprehend, tie guilty
party and punish to the iullest ex
tent of the law.. . '?? h.
Quarles & kellie hamp.
Try'"one '?f qut rubber bath
Dorkins, have you'decided where
on will spen d your vacation ?
"Yes, I've decided to spend it
'herever Mrs. Dorkins and- '
Lr> say we shall" . ?^N?^'
RED HILL MEETING
/ (Continued from page l)
ivery $100 dollars that Clemson re
ceives is paid by the farmers. Give
Clemson college what it actually
leeds and let the balance go to the
rapport of the public schools. He
?aid'./the .High School law helps
those who are able' to help them
selves. The people in the'country
canriet comply with the conditions,
consequently can not get any aid
under the presenjt high school law.
A certain number of pupils in the
high. grades is,-' required and the
weaker schools iii the country can
not furnish the pupils.
Mr. Courtney next discussed
goodroads.. He favors abolishing
the state farms and place the con
victeoni the public roads. He says
our supervisor is now employing a
life term! convict from.the peniten
tiary that was convicted and sent
up by Ifhis county. Why should
Edgefield^ be put fa> the expense of
convicting a man and then be forc
ed to hir? him back from the peni
tentiary? iHe cited the good roads
of Georgi ?that aire worked by the
convicts., A'Gi'ye the country people
good scbo??s and better roads and
they will- quit moving to town to
educate th< ir children.
Mr. Cpirtney said his father was
a confederate veteran, having serv
ed in the army four years. He said
that, if elected, he expects to do all
he can for the veterans, lie favors
four-year terms - for county offices.
As it is now some of them scarcely
become familiar with the duties of
their office before they have to en
ter another campaign for re-elec
tion, and t\at sometimes they are
accused of doing things to make
them popuhr with the people. He
premised if elected to study every
question closely that comes up, and
give it his very best thought and
attention. Vhen his term expires
he will hand back his commission
unpoldted ard free from all that is
The concision of Mr. Courtney's
speech brougit to a close a very
pleasant and profitable meeting. AU
honor to the good people bf Red
Hill for. thar, good . attendance,
splendid orde- and very excellent
dinner. - ?
Summer Ttrm'of Court.
t i .>
The August t?;m of the Covirt of
General Sessionsjcenvened Monday
morning, with Jhcge Ernest Gar?'
presiding. Solicitor Geprge Bell
Tiraraerman and tb other officials
were on hand pimptly, and the
court machinery ^as immediately
set in motion.
A large, numbe vt indictments
were handed outil). the grand jury,
true bills being fund in the follow
ing cases: ' ' /
" State vs.- Ma<k/ Robertson, car
breaking and laofny.
. State.vs. Oh^'e Culbreath, mur
State vs. Pe*V Coats, assault and
battery with i<amt to kill and car
State vs. -enry Holmes, dispos
ing of crop ader lien.
State vs, <eo. Broadnax, burglary
State vs?eo. Broadnax, house
breaking ? larceny.
State "y Geo. Broadnax, bur
State > Geo. Broadnax, larceny
State?? Richard Penn, assault
and batry with intent to kill and
carryir concealed weapons.
Stat vs. Mack Terry, house
breaks an? larceny.
Str* vs. Billie Williams, arson.
Sr* vs. Mense Gray, assault
an(jattery with intent to k ill.
. ?ste vs. Jim Oliphant, receiving
?ate vs. Ernest Tanksley, arson,
/tate vs. Ed Ryan, assault and
btery with intent to kill. .
No bill" was found against Joe
ales charged with assauH and bat-'h
ry with intent to kill.
The first case called for trial was
bat of Pope B. Havird, charged
nth. killing a negro in Saluda coun
7 on May 1st -1898. The case was
mt to, Edgefield under a change
The State's testimony w ;ven
y four witnesses: Loga* .vird,
brother of the defen^ , J. H.
-ogers, a brother-in-ly v. jf the de
indant, Walter Rinehart and A.
". Mitchell. All swore that Havird
ildithem at different times that he
illed the negro, and two swore that
icy saw the negroe's body with
cuTH^J^ it seems that
Dne of rae witnesses divulged the
tiling until, about eight years after
is alleged to have occurred.
The defendant denied- the kilLjng
id proved that the negro has been
;en repeatedly since the time it is
[aimed he was killed. After de
berating about half an Hour the
irv returned a 'verdict ol". not'
uilty'." The defendant was repre
mtcd by*E. F. Strotberj B. Jones,
f Batesburg and Cai*.
?vans of 'Edgefield. \ The state was
^presented by the solicitor.
Mack Robertson pleaded (juilty to
ie charge of car breaking and lar
eny, and was sentenced to eight
tombs on the chain ging.
Peter Coats was convicted of as
lult and battery with;intent to kill
nd carrying concealed weapons.
^George Broadmxwas tried and
?nvicted of two .charges, grand
trceny and petit hrceny.
Mr. W. F. Vaicp, charged with
illing Mr. Horace Hammond, waa
*ied Tuesday aftenoon, a verdict
f "not guilty" bing rendered soon
'^fi jury ?tired^ to the room.
Ndan/' was 'represented by
9 a. m.
Messrs. Thurmond ' <fe~ Nicholson
and the State hy Solicitor Tirnmer
Survey Now in Progress.
At a called meet in<r held at Edge
field on Thursday, the commission
ers of Ifeyward county awarded the
contract for surveying the new
county to Messrs. W. H. Nicholson,
of Gueenwood and Mr. D. Vf Reeves
of Augusta. It is probable that,
citizens residing in the proposed
new county, the commissioners has
tened the letting of i the contract so
as to forestall, in other words
"get ahead of," a certain section in
the north western^ part of the-county
that desires to be^annexed to Green
wood county. The survey of the
new county willNbe commenced at
once by Messrs. Nicholson and
Nature Tells You.
48 Many an Edgefield Reader
Knows Too Well.
When the kidneys are sick.
Nature tells you all about it.
The urine is nature's calendar.
Infrequent or too frequent action.
Any urinary trouble tells of kid
Doan's kidney pills cure all kid
People in this vicinity testily to
Mrs. F S McMillan, 2 Washing
ion street, Augusta, Ga.1, says: "I
suffered constantly from a dull,
lagging backache and distressing
jains across my loins. I could hard
y get around and my kidneys were
io weak I had to pass the kidney
secretions every few minutes. I
loctored and tried many remedies
mt nothing seemed to relieve me,
intil I procured Doan's kidney
oills. They removed the backache
ind pains and regulated the passa
jes of the kidney secretions. I now
eel much better in every way and
five Doan's kidney pills the credit."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
lents. Foster-Milburn Co., B?f
alo, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name-Doan's
,nd take no other.
Should be Stock Raisers.
A shortcoming that is common to
he majority of farmers in this
ounty is their failure to raise stock,
specially horses and mules. In
Ir. E. G. Morgan's letter from
?exas, published on our front page
his week, he speaks of the great
umbei of horse and mule colts that
e has seen while traveling in Tex
s. Every Texan who' owns ,a mare
? a stock raiser. Would that this
puld be said of the farmers in this
ounty! Were that the case, so many
ar loads of western stock would
ot ba\? to be shipped into the
ounty every spring.
On the 7th day of September
910 the undersigned will make a
nal settlement on the estate of C.
L Tidwell, deceased, in the office
f the Judge of Probate, at Edge
eld Court House, South Carolina,
>.d will at the same time, apply
>r a final discharge from the trust
i Administrator of said estate.
J. H. CORLEY.
Aug. 4, '10-4t.
ist Sale ladies tailored and low neck
values up to $1.75 to go at 59c each,
i west window. Sale begins Friday at
It is not so much what you pay for
>ment. It's the character and tex
material that gtyes the fullest sat
in. Now, as always, you may ex
the CORNER STORE styles and wear
lat will please. Come and see them
2 MOTORCYCLE i I
Spells trouble unless
you buy the right
kind. Now I do ncj
wish to get you in
trouble, that' will
come to you,without
buying it. But I do want to sell you an M. MV Mo
torcycle." They are Brimful of business and pleas
ure with' th e,-' trou ble cut out. \ They are the stay-in
fix kind with the top notch quality. If you would
like to see one, a post card will bring it to your door,
W. S. G. HEATH,
Contractor and agent for M. M. motorcycle in
Edgefi?ld, Aiken and Saluda counties
Home Grown Biscuits.
For the first time, The Adverti
ser family is enjoying the luxury
of home grown flour, it being: our
?rood fortune to make fortj'-odd
bushels of wheat this year. We
preach"'growing corn, wheat and
oats through our columns and we
endeavor to practice the "preach
ing" by growing,, an abundance of
these cereals on The Advertiser!
farm. While the afore mentioned I
home-growa flour is just a little off'
in color, this is offset by the very I
excellent flavor and the assurance ?
that it is free from adulteration, j
pellagra germs, etc.
You can eat three square meals a
a day and keep your digestion good
by taking Nyal's Dyspepsia Tablets.
For sale by
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Our stock pf harness is tho lar
gest that we have ever carried?
Wagon and buggy harness, single
or double, light or heavy. We have
any kind you want, with the prices
?tamsey & Jones.
? Lost: A lady's gold watch on
the streets of Edgefield Wednesday,
July 20th. Name engraved in back.
Finder will please return to John
Pompeian massage cream and al
of the other late toilet articles.
B. Timmons. ?
Try our 15 and 20 cents roasted
In an experiment recently made
>y John Perkins, residing on rural
cute No. 2. Henniker, N. H., the
esult obtained far exceeded his ex
.ectations. Mr. Perkins was so
?leased that he made a statement for
eneral publication, saying:
"For a number of years I was an
n val id from a combination of
roubles. I suffered terribly from
onstipation and piles, and was so
tiffened with rheumatism that I
odd not arise without assistance.
I was also troubled with dizziness.
My stomach was out of order, my
appetite fickle, I felt dull, weak and
tired all the time, and was in a
generally run down condition.
'My wife and daughter having
both used the Cooper remedies with
.beneficial results. I decided to try
them. They proved helpful beyond
all expectation s. The Ne w D i seo very
soon put my bowels into good con
dition, and the piles disappeared.
My appetite improved, and I began
to relish ray meals, having uo
difficulty in digesting all that I ate.
The dizziness soon left me and has
"I used CoopSr Quick Relief
liniment as an aid to the Nejv Dis
covery for my rheumatism, which
has not troubled me* now for ? loi g
time-' The Cooper remedies worded
wonders for me." "v-'v_
L T Cooper, whose medicine was
used by Mr. Perkins, claims that
stomach trouble ia responsible for
nearly all illness, and that if !.the
s toraach is restore^ to normal and
healthy activity, such diseases as
rheumatism, kidney and liver troub
IJS, etc., will quickly disappear. His
preparations have certainly made a
remarkable re cord. We are agents
for them in this community.
(Penn & Holstein.)