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J. Lt. MIMS . . - . EDITOR
ONE YEAR - - - $1.50
SIX MONTHS ----- .75
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1910
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Devote each, day to* the object then
in time, and every evening will find
something done.-GOETHE. (
Let every man vote as his conscience
petates next Tuesday.
Beware of the campaign liar and the
eleventh hour campaign circular.
Every citizen who under the law can
exercise the right of suffrage should
go the polls and vote next Tuesday.
There were 1,752 votes cast in the
first primary m Edgefield county two
years ago. . It is probable that the to
tal will reach 1,800 this year.
Liquor*men are delighted when pro
hibitionists yield to this argument:
"You'd better be satisfied with what
you have got " /
Ye' candidates, come to Edgefield
Tuesday night to learn the result of
the election. The two papers haye ar
ranged to get complete returns Tuesday
What a pity prohibition doesn't pro
hibit' Beveridge L.The State.
Prohibition prohibits Patterson of
. .Tennessee, winch ought to cause even
The State to jive one cheer for prohi
Never vote against a man on the
ground that hi: owns an automobile un
tilyou have examined the mortgage
books.-The S tate.
The automobile owning candidate is
quite similar to all of the others in that
he can blow hi;; own horn.
The liquor sellers and distillers of
the country ai e watching with keen
estjinterest the fight that is now on in
South Carolina: Will you vote for the
man who has fought whiskey ail down
through the yeiis, or will your vote be
castas the whi?key trust would have
you cast it?
Why should Charleston control the |
attitude of the state on the liquor
question, Does it not seem more fit
ting that the st ite should try to uplift
Charleston rather than drop to Char
leston's level. - lorkville Enquirer.
Forbid our dripping to Charleston's
We haye not made the count, but we
see it stated, and do not doubt it, that
three-fourths of the county papers are
enlisted in the fight to keep the Co
lumbia State and News and Courier
from electing a whiskey man for gov
ernor. It looks like a Lilliputian strug
gle against a pair of Gullivers.-York
Should thirty-odd or forty counties
allow Columbia and Charleston to con
trol the entire state? We hardly think
Not in Acconl With Charleston.
Frankly, now, do you know of any
newspaper'or voter who votes again st
the dispensary or bar rooms when he
has the chance, who favors the election
of Mr. McLeod as governor? There's
.the rub. Mr. , McLeod may be a local
optionist all right, but his votes will
come from people who favor the sale,
of liquor-either through bar rooms or
dispensaries. The News and Courier
has always advocated the sale of whis
key, and it has . come out for Mr. Mc
Leod, and he may well pray to ^ de
livered from such friends. The people
of Sou?h Carolina and the News and
Courier are not likely to be in accord
on this subject, or on any for that mat
ter.-Bamberg Heia d.
We agree with our Bamberg con
temporary. The views of the people
of Charleston and those of the people
of the interior of the state are not in
accord upon this great moral ques
A G )od Man.
The Advertiser seldom espouses the
cause of a candidate for office. At
times, however, we feel justified in de
parting from this custom. In this con
nection we might ask, Did you ever
know this newspaper to support an
unworthy man for office? We have
occasionally supported worthy men
without reward or hope of reward, but
there is not enough money in Wall
Street to induce this newspaper to sup
port a man whom its editor can not
As an exception to our rule, we de
sire to present the name of the Hon.
Charles A. Smith, candidate for lieu
tenant-governor, to those who may not
know of his fitness. Mr. Smith is a
successful business man of high moral
character, a man who has managed his
private interests with signal success.
And he is not with out experience in the
legislative halls, having ably repre
sented Florence county as a member of
the House for four years.
' Mr. Smith is active in- the affairs of
his church, as well as in the affairs of
state, having served as president of the
State Baptist convention lor several
years. ''Those who vote for Mr. Smith
will make no mistake.
Aiken County the Cause;
Is it nbt<a shame fer. South Carolina
liquor people^to be pointing'to Augus
ta as a horrible example of the failure
of prohibition, when it is all because of
thegroggeryy we ourselves are main
taining just across the river, on the
South Carolina side? State-wide pro
hibition would remove this nuisance at
North Augusta.-Yoi" villr Enquirer.
At first the prohibition law was rea
sonably well enforced; in Augusta but
after the dispensary was established
in North A/ugusta, which put liquor
under Augusta's nose, the people of
that city made no further attempt to
enforce the law. Aiken County's dis
pensary, established under so-called lo
cal option, made Georgia's prohibition
law of none effect. It is with poor
grace indeed that these men now point
to prohibition as a failure in Augusta.
Warning to Prohibitionists.
Those who have been fighting whis
key in South Carolina should be careful
in casting their ballot for a candidate
for governor next Tuesday, lest by
their vote they con tribute to the un
doing ol: that which they have already
The liquor interests of the country
have always opposed local option when
ever and wherever they have been in
the majority. Such was the cas?1 in
Nebraska recently when the Hon.
William Jennings Bryan suffered de
feat in his own state. He only asked the
right cf local option in dealing with the
whiskey evil. This the liquor men de
In the palmy days of the dispensary,
when South Carolina was in the clutches
of the whiskey grafters and defrauders
of the north and west, local option
was strenuously opposed. Liquor men 1
said nothing then about this so-called
Democratic principle. It was not until 1
a long and . arduous fight had been 1
waged that the Brice bill was passed,
giving the counties the right to vote
Mark you, in the good old days of
dispensary graft, some ?of those who
opposed local option are now among
the loudest to clamor for it. Therefore,
prohibitionists should be slow to fall in '
line with them. The local option li
quor advocates hope to continue the*
sale of whiskey in certain counties un
til the profits that are being made, to- ,
gether with the corrupting influence
upon the adjoining counties, shall cause
the latter to vote the dispensary
We know that many good men, some
of them prohibitionists, favor local op- I
tion but if they will give the matter
serious thought they will not cast their 1
ballots along with the liquor
men of South Carolina and of,the coun- 1
try at large.
Mr. Garr?s Explains Apparent ;
; I wish to call the attention of the
people to what appears to be news
paper seppbrt of candidates for
Congress. It would appear from
the various editions of the County
Press that one candidate is popular ,
one week and another the next. I ,
wish to advise the public that prac- ,
tically every word said in this cam- ;
paign for. or against a candidate, ,
and every picture made of him has j
been paid for at agreed rates with .
the printer. So that the number of ,
good things said about any candi- j
date in any paper is the exact meas
ure of the cash paid for these things.
I do not blame the proprietors of -
the newspapers; they have space for
sale, and thc space has been sold. ;
I only write this for the benefit of 1
those who think that certain news- ?
papers have been supporting the ?
candidate they advertise. These ,1
columns have been open to me upon :
the same terms, and I could have i
said any amount of good things ?
about myself if I could have con- ?
veniently parted with thc price.
1 have written this purely for i
the benefit of the public, PO that .
they would know that what has i
been said of other candidates has :
been paid for just as I am paying :
for this article. I havn made a :
clean campaign in* the interest of j
my country. I have stated my ?
views frankly, keeping them strict
ly within party bounds They have '.
been unanswered and upon this rec
ord I ask the support of the people. .
Signed C. W. Garris.v
Very Fine Prize Corn.
. Several afternoons: o the Adver- \
tiser man had the pleasure of going <
through the prize acre of corn of .
Master William Ouzts. The rows i
are five feet apart and the corn is
from six to twelve inches in the
drill. Batt's prolific corn was plant- :
ed, and where it is not too thick ]
stalks with three and four ears can 1
be found. Of tourse, 'some of it has i
ov\j one ear, while much of it has <
two to the stalk. Ia some places it
fired" considerably, apparently
through lack of moisture. Upon thc
whole, we consider it a very fine 1
piece of corn, and we feel confident ?
that it will win one of the prizes 1
offered through the Boys' Corn ?
Club. This prize acre is certainly a <
very beautiful and inspiring sight. <
Surrounding William's acre is a '.
large field of very fine corn, con- i
taining in all twenty-odd acres, 1
which belongs to his father, Mr. J. ]
P. Ouzts. This is not a prize patch, i
nevertheless it is very fine for up- ?
land corn. It has been estimated \
that* Mr. Ouzts will harvest'800
bushels from the entire field.
Card From Congressman Patter
To the voters of the 2nd Con
gressional District: I have endeav
ored to get before you ? record o f
my work and efforts as your repre
sentative in congress. It is a politi
cal as well as a personal regret to
me that I have been providentially
hindered from meeting you face to
face and addressing the campaign
m'eetings throughout the district;
nevertheless, it has bean no fault ol'
mine. I have no charges to prefer
against mv opponents nor have I
anything to conceal from my friends!
I thank you most heartily anil j
?incerelv for the confidence and j
Why Shouid Mr. Patterson be
Returned to Congress?
Mr. Editor:- 1 am thoroughly
convinced that the Hun. d.O. Pat
terson.should be returned to con
gress by the voters of this district:
1st. Because he is a conscientious
&nd. Because he has demonsi?rat- j
ed his fitness and competency to
represent his people.
3rd. Because having i done much
already, his experience as a repre
sentative and acquaintance with
congressional legislation will give
bim the knowledge and facility that
will enable him to be of more bene
fit to hi3 countr than ever before.
?1th. His heart and hand are in
his work and be clearly evinces the
progressive spirit of the times.
There is nothing to be urged
against his opponents-nothing for
or against them-only that neither
gentleman is suffering for lack of
honors or emolument. One is a bank
president, the other was elected
solicitor for a term of four years at
i handsome salary, and he has serv
id two years-half the task the peo-,
pie gave him.
-O I ?
Beautiful Ancestral Home.
While in Clark's Hill last week,
accompanied by Mrs. Minis, it was
the writer's good fortune to be the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Adams,
ind only those who have visited
this happy home know how beauti
ful, how who.e-souled is its hospi
tality. This stately old home, the
ancestral home of Mrs. Adams, was
granted by King George to the pio
neer Meriwethers and has remained
in possession of the family. The
view from the veranda, and from
different nlaces ul out the premises
rivals mountain scenery. In one di
rection the home of Mr. Jame* Gaiv
rett six miles away can "oe seen, and
in the opposite direction thc hills
of Columbia count}*, Georgia, are
in full view, with many chains of
hills in the fore ground. We are in
deed very grateful to Mr. and Mrs.
Adams for their thoughtful kind
ness, both in their home and at the
We were made happy by meeting
Miss Caddie Meriwether who was
visiting Mrs. Adams, her cousin.
Miss Caddie made many friends
during her stay in Edgefield. Our
visit in Clark's Hill was entirely too
?hort. The more we saw of the peo
ple of that comm un itv, among whom
we have many -warm personal
friends, the more loath we were Lo
leave. However, wc hope to make
them a longer visit at some futur.1
time. We shall have more to say ol
Dur Clark's Hill visit next week.
Good Meeting at Red Hill.
The largest congregation since
the dedication of our new church
gathered here yesterday (Sunday).
The large house was packed and a
?reat crowd was turned away that
30uld not get in. Our pastor preach
ed both morning and afternoon.
Much interest was manifested in the
service. The meeting will continue
through the week. There will be
preaching at Rehoboth next Sunday
morning at ll o'clock. Preaching
and baptizing at Antioch Sunday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
-sCold Spring, S. C.
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trust which you have.heretofore
reposed in me and ask that you give
me and my. work fair and impartial
consideration and reward me ac
cording to my deserts.
With a feeling of the most pro
found regard and love for the peo
ple who have honored me so highly,
and for whom I have, spent the best
years of my life, the.greatest desire
of my heart is to "further werk for
and serve you, and.Iussnrc you that
if I am re-elected,. | as I hope to be.
my time and efforts will bo devoted
to tho' promotion of the interest of
Fa: thf idly?'your-servant,
.1. O. Patt-.-rson.
?Jai n well, S. C.
C?untj'' Fair of IS ? 0 Promises
io be a 'Great Success.
Tin.- following wry excellent
presentation of the County ?'air is
taken from .Monday's Augusta
Chronicle, having; been written up
In its local correspondent, Mr. Wni
I*. ( 'alhoun:
"The premium list of tho Edge
field County Fair association, this
county, has been . delivered to tho
association and is now.ready for
distribution". Two thousand copies
were printed and' they do
great credit to ihe.-gcnt.]c-rnen named
Every indication is that the fair
next fall on October 26th, 27th,
and 28th, will, be .record-breaking,
and a complete success. The peo
ple of the county are generally in
terested in the fair and it is becom
ing the chief talk among our peo
ple. The fair of last year far ex
ceeded the expectations of .our peo
ple and that has '.given the enter
prise a good send off.
"Amongr.the features of the cata
log of thc prizes are cuts of Messrs.
Jas. R.sCantelou, president of the
association; B. B- Jones, manager;
L. W. Cheatham, secretary, and
Dr. J. G. Tompkins, treasurer, all
men of the best standing in the
county and- men who have their
hearts in the undertaking.
"All of the committees arc given
in full, together with all necessary
instructions. The premium list is
full and attractive. Anyone desir
ing a copy of the brochure, can ob
tain it by applying to Mr. L. \V.
Cheatham, secretary of the associa
"The house room at the fair
grounds will be materially increased
before October^and every accomo
dation will far exceed that of last
"Edgefield coutr.y is making fast
strides in the matter of agriculture.
Its corn crop this year will be a
bumper one. Sonic 25 or 30 young
men are contending for the cori'
prizes offered for the best yield pei
acre; and, it is presumed that some
wonderful results will be made pub
lic during the EdgeiicJd fair of
Tlie ol?ccrs of the association-arc
well known in thejeounty. Presi
dent ins. li. Cdntelou is a success- '
ful farmer living several miles south
bf this place. Besijles be:ng a suc
oessful farmer, he makes a success
of raising cattle,/ l ogs and Angora '
goats. His farm s well equipped 1
abel contains np-to-dute barus of
every kind. 1
"Mr. h. \V. Cheetham, secretary, '
is well known as tbi editor and pro
prietor of Thc Edjeiield Chronicle j
and a successful bisiness man. Dr.
.T. G. Tompkins, u|easurer, is a sue- 1
cessful practicing physician of-this
place and a man of means, while 1
Mr. B. ii. Jones, jof thc firm of (
Ramsey cr Jones, is one of the ^
largest merchants of this place, j
Vice president J. U Minis is editor ,
and publisher of ri'he Edgefield Ad
vertiser, a substantial citizen and a
man of means. Those officers are ('
backed by such men, composing the
board of directors, as .?. Wm.
Thurmond, S. B. Nicholson, N. G.
Evans, W. W. Adorns, J. P. O'nzts,
John C. SheppardjuV. E. Padgett, n
6. B. Mays and W E. Prescott.
"Edgefield couvty is among the P
leading agricultura counties of the s*
LET' US BU
yj? Belvedere is twenty
?fa utes; to Broad Street.
.1 water at Belvedere. 1
thirty houses. ' Tan of
ter own a home and paj
will not be able to ciFer
Lets at Belvedere will i
nice, large lot, 100 by !
nient with us, go out
building for you. Whj
We have' city .pro
Real Estate and inves
state, and it proposes to show next
October what it can do. .Notwith
standing the unfavorable weather,
the cotton crop of the county will
be good; and as already stated, the
L-orn crop will be a bumper om'.'"
Melon and Liquor Won't Mix.
Liquor and melons won't mix
in a man's stomach. At least that's
?'hat they say. And while ringed
'round a real red-hearted Ge?rgiji
rattler just after the speaking last
Thursday afternoon, one ol* the
boys" told us how this fuss 'twixt
liquor and meian once saved the
late Senator Latiiner a bit of money
herc, ll was back in thc- days Of
the'dispensary's glory in Old Edge
lield, when so many of "the boys"
had thought they had to have ari
extra -nip" or two on speaking
lays" to help them keep up the
sr ra nd old county's political reputa
tion} that the big-hearted Senator
thought to treat "the boys" to mel:
)iis. Brit it didn't take but two!
But two on that hot day!' The man
with the liquor had gotten there
hirst. Liquor and melons won't
mix and the boys knew it.
J lut y ou.could safely bet that no
3andidate- could have treated last
Thursday's crowd with any two
Groorgia-r?ttlers that ever grew;
for nobody was afraid to eat mel
ons! Nobody was drunk!
Yet rumor comes with her very
certain hearsay tales and says that
?here was even last Thursday a
thousand gallons of liquor sittiug
roundin EdgcHcld town just awaiti
ng to be drunk. What a proof
Lhis is of the wonderful strength of
he police power of Prohibition!
Read it over: Think of it! A thou
sand gallons-in historic Old Edge
ield during a political meeting and
ret nobody drunk, nobody killed,
?obody afraid to eat melons!
Boys, if that rumor really be true,
Prohibition is no tottering power.
That's how it sounds to me! How
loes it strike you? Why let me tell
rou something. Gens. Gary and
lintier were counted wizzards of
lower (and they were) when in Re
ionstruction days they outwitted
he blue-coat?d Yankees and awed
he freedom drunken darkies with
'The Red-shirt's" - fiery liare; but a
.ing higher methinks must stand
he mayor, marshal, or policeman
vho can bring the candidates to
own with a thousand gallons of
iquor just kinder floating 'round
md yet have nobody killed, nobody
Irunk, nobody af'aid to eat melons.
The melons owe them their first
neda! for keeping the market open:
idget?eld womanhood, her fairest
miles: and the manhood of our
irave old town, their heartiest con
But we won't be hard on our an
i-prohibitionist, whoever he is,
or calling a calf's tail a leg-never
fives it an extra foot to IKSC. Real
y, we seriously doubt if there has
teen that much alcoholic liquor in
own during the last year. Ile that
s it may, so lung as the liquor deal
r must, sneak his goods into town;
o long as he must peddle it from
locket and barn and from swamp
nd alley; so long as he needs
preens and blinds and curtains be
ween his sales and the street; so
ong as the man who sells it is
bought of as a half-brother to a
bief; so long as the boys at the
lose of iv , campaign-spe?king-day
are gather sober and jolly 'round
he great red-hearted.. Georgia-ratV
lers-just so long will we say Pro
ibition does prohibit. Boys, lets
eep the melons and let the good
Liken "licker" go. Melons and li
uor won't mix.
Country Farmer-I always set
ly hens in the spring.
City Farmer-Indeed? Why my
onltry book says emphatically to
?t 'eui in a dry place.-Judge.
state and Investments. 'Phone 2728 214 Union Savings Ul
ILD YOU ?
ae facts about Belvedere
five minutes' ride to the moni:meir?, ty/enty min--,
Belvedere is high, dry, healthy ai:cl cool. Artesian
lt Belvedere, we have made arrangements to build
these are engaged, only Wentj ML Do you want
\ for it monthly? If you do, ste us ai once, as we
. you this great chance for a vary long period,
cost you from $20 io $200 each. Can sel] ycu a,
200, for $200. Just think of it! Mcke an engage
to Belvedere, select your lot and let us commence
r pay rent, when you can pay for a house with the'
perty, lots, timber land and farms. If
ant to sell or buy, see us.
WM $ LAMAR.
tments. 'Phone 2726 214 Union Savings Bank
Hiding. AUGUSTA, GEORGIA .
M SUITS, FALL AND WINTER
i OM. '<
E will have on exhibition
from September 1st to 15
an early shipment of la
dies' tailored snits. These
suits are made by* one
H of America's leading manufacturers
E extend to the ladies of Edge
field and vicinity an invitation
IS to call and see our exhibition of
f? this line.
E will take your order for a suit
made to your measure. We
it! will deliver YOU sample suit if you
ses " J
Yours to serve,
A SAFE and SOUND PROPOSITION:
DEPOSIT YOUR MONEY WITH
j THF FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD,
S. C. ?
I TOTAL CAPITAL & SURPLUS PR0?TS $102,000.00
$ TOTAL RESOURCES AGGREGATE Over $300,000.00
* ?NTER?RT ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL
Cur farmer Friends will act wisely when they are selling cotton to leave
their money in this bank, because it is safe, and build up a credit rating
with this bank. Pay all your bills with a check on this bank. It is the beat
receipt you can hold. '
! Every accomodation consistent with good sound business
extended to our customers.
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