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WSDNKSDAY, T'J^Y 17. 1512
i i?r.e manner? are a stronger bond I
8 than a beantifol face. Tte former j
j binds; the latter cnly attracts.-LA- ?
I MARTIKE. !
Let the campaign meeting here be
tho :r.ost orderly of the entire series.
A third peaty is usually unwelcome,
whether among politicians or among
When Georgia boasts of having the |
biggest man ir; the world, his weight !
being COO pounds, she forgot*; that
Ovster ?av basa bi~7"r !:;an still.
True Democrats that they are. Clark
and Underwood will rally to the sup- J
port Gov. Wilson; Col. Roosevelt i
might well emulati their example. v
Thtr^ is not always strength in num-.l
bers. The Republic *s have two can- i
dieri- s and the Dei ^rr.ts orjy one,
bul it ;s easy to say \ ich party will j
be victorious. . .
Thursday of next week is thc day set
for tti>. state campaign meeting at
ifield. Lot every candidate he ac
corded ^..respectful hearing. To do j
ot h ?rwi -o wit be a reflection on the ?
?it -..?'T hin of Edgefield county.
C?pid never takes ? vacation. Hav
ing h : vested avery satisfactory crop j
of June bridos, he has replenished his |
quiver with darts arid during the picnic
season will begin preliminary opera
tions for the annual October harvest.
The first bale of cotton of the crop
of 1912 was grown at San Benito, Tex.,
and wa3 sold at auction Monday m New
Orleans for 2S cents per pound: If the
farmers can average half that amount
for the.entire crop but little complaint
will be lizard.
Col. Roosevelt is still saving ugly
th:'r:;:s about the Chicago convention.
It is no fight of our=, but to us, a dis
inl r< st.^d onlooker, the selection of
Mr. Tuft ss the P.epublican nominee
wr-.s only a striking example of the
.'survival of the fittest."
As a result of dispatches from tht
' largest wheat growing states to the ef
fect that th" yield will bea record
breaker, wheat declined four cents per
bushel on the Chicairo market Monday.
That's good news for the Edgefield far
mers who can not or will not grow
The time has come at last when Edge
field has pure politics-no bribery, no
campaign lying, no personal abuse, no
fraud, no combination or "slates." For
campaigning upon a high plane and
for honest balloting at the polls, Edge
field stands in the front rank of the
46 counties. This is not boasting, but j
.simply stating a plain truth.
One little word makes a world of dif
ference sometimes. A New York
swain recently wired his lady love: ' I
IOVP you forever." Through an error,
either the sending or receiving op
erator made it read "'leave" instead of
"love," which caused the engagement
to be broken. The young fellow is en
titled toa billion dollars a3 damages.
Owing to the small number of candi
dates who have announced for office in
Cherokee county, the executive com
mittee, after levying a reasonable as
sessment, found its fund inadequate for
conducting the county campaign, and
in order to add to the amount, levied
assessments on candidates for solicitor
and congress. The state executive
committee, however, ruled that under
the constitution of the party the coun
ty committee can not assess candidates
for solicitor and congress. Assess
ments for these offices are fixed and
collected by the state committee.
Speedy Trial Provided.
A special term of court has been or
dered in Fairfield for the purpose of
trying a negro who recently committed
?a heinous crime in that county. The
Advertiser has all along advocated the
iolding of special terms in order to
provide a speedy trial and execution bf
criminals of that class. The moral ef
fect in suppressing mob violence and
in deterring the criminal class will al
ways outweigh the ccst of such a term.
Of course, when tho regular term is
near at hand the calling of an extra or
special term would be altogether un
necessary. The end to be accomplish
ed is the speedy trial and execution of
the vicious criminal, whether by special
or regular term.
Efforts WiP be Fruitless.
The governors of the cotton produc
ing state?, either in perron or by proxy,
held a conference in Atlanta last week
for the purpose of effecting some plan
for marketing cotton that will enable
farmers io realize a ?ood price this
fall. The spirit t!-at prompted this ac
tion is commendable, but that their ef
forts will be fruitless no one will ques
tion. Try whatever plan you may. reason
from whatever premise you will, yet in
the last analysis of this very perplex- ?
ing question it will be found that the I
solution rests with the individual pro
ducer. He .'done cnn regulate the j
price of cot ton.
As long as the vns,t majority of far-1
mers are forced to seil cotton as soon I
as it is harvested at whatever price is j
offered, no general plan or scheme can ;
be devised that will insure a maximum
price. When a majority of those who
produce the staple become sufficiently
independent to be able to say to the
purchaser?, "You can not get my cot
ton ur'til you pay what it is worth."
then '.ve can expect to see it command e j
profitable price year after year.
Make Ec?efielcl's Eest of All.
Thursday of next week is the clay net
for the state campaign meeting at
Edgtjfield. Since reading the accounts,
of many of the meetings that have
been held, some of \which are nothing |
short cf disgraceful, The Advertiser!
has heirn concerned about the raeeting l
that is to be held here. There is-noques-j
doning the fact that every right-tHink- .
ing citizen, it matters not who his fa
vorite.!* among the candidates, desires
to see thc-best nf order prevail. If there
be disorder of any kind it-will be crea
ted by only a small part of the audi
ence: ard it is tobe hoped that a suffi
cient number of officers of the law will
be present to promptly suppress ad dis
order. L et this be done not in the in
terest of any particular candidate but
for the good name of Edgefield county.
The Advertiser feels confident that
the stand which it has taken in this
matter is echoed by every right-think
ing citizen in the county. Our people
do not desire a return of the disgrace
ful scenes that were witnessed here in
the campaigns of the early nineties.
Those from both factions who partici
pated at that time have since seen their
error. Let's consider the matter now
before hand and not haye a repetition of
such cenduct at our public meetings.
Let the best of order prevail at Edge
field for the benefit of ALL of the candi
dates and for the good of Edgefield
Let us Stand by the S. C. C. L
We have many beneficial advan
tages in our county and town of!
Edgefield: good churches well
equipped with splendid preachers, a
large cotton mill and oil mill, two
prosperous and well managed banks
in town, many obliging merchants
and professional men, some of the
prettiest and best women in the
state, ami now we have electric
lights. But there is a place in town
that is shedding a far brighter and
farther reaching light: and that is
the .South Carolina Co-Educational
Institute. It must be admitted
that any prosperous college is a
great pecuniary advantage to all
classes of business, both to the mer
chants and professions, but also to
the adjacent farms and people who
raise all sorts of supplies.
Aside from the material or finan
cial view of the case let us take a
higher and nobler view of the col
lege by weighing the benefits of the
Institute from the plane of social,
moral, intellectual and spiritual ad
vantages. Who can properly esti
mate the inestimable value of this
noble seat of learning, with its
splendid board of teachers, ladies
and gentlemen, and that flower
garden of pretty girls, and that
well behaved set of manly gentle
men who march in military order
about our streets? It is very grat
ifying to seo that we are growing in
material things, but woe be upon
any people who does not grow in
morals or religion as they advance
in wealth. Sitting queen-like in
the beautiful ornaments amid the
hills of Edgefield, this Institute is
one among our greatest blessings.
Our children are our best heritage
and if we stand by this school as we
should, and I believe we will, fu
ture generations will hail us for
perpetuating to them a legacy of
that wealth of advantage which
transcends riches in their real bless
ings and permanent benefit. T.
Big 3tock of boy's clothing at
greatly reduced prices in order to
close out the summer stock.
Mukashy's Bargain House.
Death of Little Babe at Piuin
We are having lots of rain now
but have very pretty crops. 1 went
to McCormick last week and they
have not had any rain. Miss Nellie
Bodie and others from Plum Branch
also visited McCormick last week.
I am glad to report that Mr. Wj.
E. Freeland is about to recover
from his long illness.
There was a sad death in iliisooni
munity Tuesday, July -2, link?
Randolph Cromer. This little one
cam-' to bless the homo of Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Cromer, and two
months later tho angel's hand carne
:<.> hear the precious jewel home;
His mission is ended and he 'is
clasped in the arms of his Savior.
This iittl" darling could bo spured
only a short r::ne from tho parents
of heavenly glory. Only a little
bahe, yrs. only a little ange! lias
gone to join the happy band. ' Only
a (haver snatched from earth to bo
transplanted in paradise. The gao?
red tie is broten again but our loss
is the darling's gain. Those little
lips so sweet to kiss are closed for
ever and those sparkling oyes that
shone so bright are now hidden
from our sight.
Plum Branch, S. C.
Our Needs :
This section of country is in
many respects ono of many charms:
but it stands in heed of a few very
essential things; namely, a better
typo of Christianity,more education
deeper ditches. In some sections of
the country to deepen thc ditches
and drain ?>i? all stagnant water
would greatly improve th:1 land .'md
health of the people. We are sur
prised at some things which fall
under our observation. If ?our
neighbor's pond is a monaco to
your family, wo believe that the
laws of this state provide protec
tion. Try and gel him to help drain
off tho stagnant pools, and if he j
wants you to pay his bili, go and
tell him just how much you love!
him as n neighbor, but let him un
derstand that you love the health
of your family moro, and then lov
ingly hui positively take up .the
nutter; for il is a serious matter to
allow things fo uo on in this way.
That, same fellow whose pond killed
a member of your family will have
the audacity to come and ofter you
Bympathj in your troubles! Some
time afterward that same miserable
death hole takes away one of his.
He lives and lingers and dies after
awhile from the same cause.1 Well,
as to the education question, somej.
of these folks would be very much
surprised to know a few interesting
facts along this line, One, for in
stance, is that there are twenty
thousand more negroes in L^uth
Carolina in school than whites.
Now, do not blame the negro for
this. Rather commend him for it.
Lay the blame at vom door. A '
cultured brain can accomplish more
than the color of your skin. In old
en times the parents decided the
question of ?ducation, and as a re
sult the South represented a cer
tain type of gentlemen which are
getting very scarce, we aro afraid.
To-day, tho children seem to have
this matter in hand.
When we speak of a bolter type
of religion, we' mean a littlemore
Christianity and less "churchani
ty." Of course we are greatly in
need of home government, but we
will come to that by itself. Onk
ono remark for tho present. You
had better take into band at once
that little domestic anarchist, for if
you will not correct him, the state
will, and when he is a man, we will
have a governor in South Carolina,
who will be afraid to violate moral
and civil law. Things are going to
chango! Tho young anarchist will
find it difficult to adapt himself to
conditions. And do not forget the
girl; for a country is no better than
Another great need of this coun
try is a little pride in the general
appearance of things both on the
farm and in the town. Just a few
dollars spent in cold water paint
for the residence and a few dollars
in white wash (salt, lime, cow tal
low) will make everything on the
farm literally shine. The cost is
surprisingly small. The work you
can do yourself. Every town on .ht
to have an ordinance to pull down
a building not worth white wash
ing or a barrel of cold water paint.
If a few of us were to start this
thing on the farm and in town, we
venture the statement that many
would follow and a i erson return
ing to the community, after a few
years of absence, would not recog
nize things! We all want some
thing moro than a place to stay.
We want a home. It is this want,
in appearance, which makes our
children so well satisfied to remain
away from what used to be home.
The humblest and poorest man can
make things look like something.
Out in tho west you can seo the
farms for many miles, because of
the paint and white wash used. In
some places here, were you to as
band in a flying machine, it won]
he difficult to distinguish a var
from a grove of trees. Some < ? \
must have eyes that ...minot soe an
ears that cai:;: >t hear. When it is tc
wet. to /plo w, paint and whitewas]
be doing something, ali tin.' timi
When ali things are in ship shapi
then improve your mind by rca<
ing mon? good iio^ks and loss new
Another need in our towns
this: in some of them, and in som
places^.; them, we have too litti
shade Or. tho other hand som
towns, and .some places, have to
much shade. Death germs do nt
thrive in sunshine! Thor.,- are plac?
so wet all the* time that we are nc
surprised to hear of some malignan
diseases. Woodman. do not spar
that tree! If you do, -it will ri<
spare your family. Woodman, spar
that one. If ?rou do not, you wi
lose.on : of the bes1, companions fn
your children. Why not use a litti
hor&o sense? Why nut avoid e?
trem?s? God gave us brains for
purpose, y/ou are mistaken. It is no
money you lack. Yon lack hors
sense ?iud enenry! Trim up, clea
out under that house, burn up som
of that death, paint that hor.si
whitewash that barn, dig tiiat ditel
You wii! <:eL rid ;of some sicklies
and death. And when you -j;.'
through improving, some moot
H cht night ujok ont of your win
do?v al your premises, and y>M? A\!?
feel weil rewarded for the labors o
your hand? lu conclusion, I givi
you a receipt for whitewash. It i
this. A bushel of lomo lime whicl
while melting j??:i in about *i:
..poe ls of cow tallow when the lim'
is slacking and not '?00 hot to bur:
the tallow. After lin- lime is made
put in about a peed: of sait to hal
barrel of liquid linn-, and you wi]
have'something which will hist. I
you build an out house, do m i liavi
possum ears on it. bul extend lin
shed about eighteen inches. This
will protect your painting and w'ash
When you travel use your eyes 2nc
see what other people are doing,
This advice I gi1.? for not!, ng
though it cost me precious timi' ti
compuse it. Ii makes no difference
who gives il. I sign
E. C. Bailey.
When I liv.'.'?. Time.
When I haye time, so many things
To make this life more ?V py and
more ?air i>'
For those whose lives ars crowued
now with care;
I'll'help to lift them from their low
s When I have time.
When I have time, kind words and
I ii give to those whose pathway
runs thro:.gh tears,
Who see no joy in all the coming
In many ways their very lives I'll
When I have ii me.
When I have time, the friend I love
Shall know no more those weary
I'll lead lier feet in pleasant paths
And cheer her heart willi word? of
When I have lime.
When you have lime! The friend
you hold so dear
May be beyond, the reach of your
May never know that you so kindly
To fill her dreary [life willi sweet
When you had time.
Now is the time! Ah friend, no"
To scatter loving smiles and words
To those around whose lives are
now so drear;
They may not need you in the com
Now is the time!
-The Christian Herald.
Notice to Blocker Road Citizens.
We, the citizens living on the
Blocker road, requost Supervisor
Wells to meet us at J. B. Hilfs
store at 'J o'clock Saturday morning
next, July 20th, to discuss the con
dition of the said road, and to pro
vide means to remedy the same.
W. A. Strom,
S. B. Nicholson,
J. B. Hill,
J. H. Nicholson,
R. H. Nicholson.
J. R. Strother,
S. B. Hughes,
J. A. Mi nick,
T. E. Byrd,
and many others,
Refreshments will be served after
the meeting. Let all interested
come to "Breeze Hill," and help the
Blocker goods roads cause.
Notigfe-Automobile rain proof
daters ? 5. Also gloves, caps a
full line. Write F. G. MERTINS,
Kow Ono City
Expert Finds Examples of Cross Care
lessness ari ?grorcinoc in the
Car? of Youngsters Among
Both Whites and S!r:c!:s.
Richmond, Va.-That there ero btm
flreds, of th?nsancls ai' American ba
bies sacrificed yearly or. the attar cf
Incompetent motherhood has been
proven 'conclusively by tho officers of
tho department of health o' this cl ty.
That tons O?; thousands of the~e in
fants may be saved, may be raised
into etrqnr men and women, has :-.is>
boon cMwusively proven by Dr. Er
nest G. Levy, chief health cliper o?
Richmond, and his able assistants.
I'"or the sake of the nation, for the
ea.he cf humanity, and for the sake
o? tho happiness of mothers and fath
ers, Dr. Levy has nieven that munici
pally supervised babies stand a bet
ter, faq hotter, chance of living ihan
do unsupervised babies bo they even
of thc families of tho very wed to do
^Retaining the expert services cf
Mies Elizabeth Detwller, a trained
nurse specialized in the care of babies,
Dr. Levy planned iLe activo campaign
for the saving of infant life in Rich
Bond. Two j,rre?r, sections of the city
were chosen tor thc initial campaign,
one ceci ion in which whites of the In
hering classes lived, the other tenanted
by blacks. In these sections of tho
city thc infant mortality for years
had been exceedingly h'sh. Securing
two more trained nurses, a house-to
house canvass tor babies wa? mad'? in
these two*sections. It tool< but a few
weeks for the nurses to recognise ih?.
grcat need for the supervision of the
care o:' babies In those sections cf the
Example:" of gross carelessness and
ignorance in the caro of youngsters !
were found amone; beth the whites
and tho blacks. Scores of young rcoih-1
ors were fo;:nd who had to leave tffeir j
children many hours a day io careless I
Typ? of Mother Instructed by Nurses, j
boarding mistresses who -were really
criminally negligent In the prepara
tion of tho bottled food given their
charges; many children, struggling in
fants of but a few months o? age,
were left to the care of grandmothers
who had had no experience with bot
tle babies and who di>l through ignor
ance everything the wrong way, and
some of thc infanta were found to be
The nurses, therefore, quickly clas
sified the hundreds of babies they
saw, planning to' see some of the
healthy, well-cared for babies once a
month and the sickly ones once or
even twice a day. By concentrating
their attention on the care of tho ba
bies who were really in desperate
need of assistance, Dr. Levy's little
flrst-aid-to-the-iufant corps was able to
obtain remarkable results in keeping
alive and well children who, had they
been left to the" sole care of their
mothers, would have died -within ay
few months of starvation or disease.
In regard to the care of children,
the work of the Richmond department
of health is simply one for the con
servation of the human race. Miss
Detwller, whose expert advice is at
tho disposal of the mothers of Rich
mond day and night, says, In regard' to
her work among the mothers tn. the
districts visited by the city nurses:
"In our work here we started with
four definite objects, viz., to give
babes a chance to be born without se
rious prenatal handicaps; to make
mothers understand how to feed their
Infants properly; to give mothers a
chance to carry out the instructions
given them, and to'provide well for
infants who have lost their mothers,
either by death or desertion.
"Wherever lt waa possible, we in
sisted on mothers giving their babes
food supplied by nature. When this
was not. possible, especially women
who had to work in factories, we In
sisted as far as possible on half breast
and half bottle feedings.
Breaks His Neck.
Milwaukee.-August Schultz ffii!
out of bed at the county hospital and
broke his neck. He died shortly Bit
er the accident . . ^
lo b?/?ji?;i IRK
? .ll wi. Jv.\Sm
Rev. E. C. Hailey will preach in
the Presbyterian church Sunday at
ll :;. m.
Baptist Church: Servie- 11:30
a. m. ; no ti iix?i t. service. Pastor
?irenelies.il Horn's Creek :i:SU p.
m. Morning: subject: "Tho upper
roo::1, r. piace of preparation. "
Union Service at Mc':h-j?'.?::
Next Sunday night at 8:30 the
church r-- of Edgefield will bold their
?non:!.:;.- union service at the Metho
dist church. Or. M. 1>. Jeffries,
pastor of tho Baptist church, will
preach. Let all the people attend.
"Wifehood, Motherhood, Ciii-d
Sunday morning at 11:13 at
Trenton Methodist church. On
third Sunday mornings at Trenton
there in preaching univ at .M. tho
dist eh arch. We '.vidi al! the people
<>f tee community i" be present.
.J. Ri Waiker.
Examining County Offices.
The committee appointed by the
grand iurv. composed ".' Messrs.
A. E. Padgett, W. IL Dorn, W.S.
Adams, .lohn P. li..yt, .1. R. Can
telou and W. I). Holland, to exam
ine the records of the several coun
ty offices will resume its investiga
tions to-morrow. A short session
of the committee was held .'donday.
Wonder if any of these investiga
tors have one of those devilish little
things known as a dictagraph. We
l.ardiy think, so, for Edgefield is as
free of graft as any county in the
state. Fur honesty and efficiency
ridgefield's official family stands in
tlie front rank.
i he Choice cf a f-iusbancl
is too important a malt".- for ni
woman lo be handicapped hy weak
ness had blood ur lotd breath.
Avoid these kill-hopes l?y taking
Dr. King's Nev,- Life Pills. New
strength, lin" complexion, pur?
breath, cheerful spirits-things that
win men-follow their use. Easy,
safe,sure, 25cat Penh & Holstein's,
W E Ly indi & Co.
The Business College now being
conducted at Augusta, Ga., under
the UrauguOn name is not author
ized by Draughon's Practical Busi
ness College Co. For catalog of
Drauirhon's Big Chain of Colleges
address .Ino. E. Drauuhon, presi'
dent, Nashville, or Knoxville, Tenn
i will have blanks printed for the
pledges, affidavits, and sta;-ments re
quired of candidates in the democratic
primary, and will mail out copies to the
various candidates within the next ten
110) days The pledges have co be died
by noon, July 2(5th, with the county
chairman and clerk of court
B E Nicholson,
County C Inn rm an
Insect Bite Costs Leg.
A Bo>ton man lost his leg from
the bite of an insect two years be
fore. To avert such calamities from
stings and bites of insects use Buek
len's Arnica Salve promptly to kill
the poison and prevent inflamma
tion, swelling and pain. Heals burns,
boils, ulcers piles, eczema, cuts,
bruises Only 25 cents at Penn ct
Holstein's W E Lynch & Co.
Willie was on a visit to his un
cle in the country, and was watch
ing him milking one evening. When
he returned to the house his aunt
asked him: "Is Uncle Hezzie
through milking yet, Willie?"
"Not yet," answered Willie
"'He's finished two faucot?, and has
just commenced on the other two."
Would Chane? Sleeping Position.
A French' doerr;r. M. V Fischer, ad
vocates a complete reversai of the
prerent method cf malting up beds.
You must have your head on a level
with, or lower, than your leet- If pil
lows are to he used they rmi st be un
der the feet Instead of the head. ''The
result, he claims, will be amazing, be
lng a sure cure for insomnia as well
as a preventive of nightmare.
"Are you giving credit now?" asked
the man who had returned to his old
home. "No." am-'.vered the proprietor
of the general store." "What has be
come of that old sign you had over the
counter. 'No Trust'?" "I decided -to
take it down. 1 was afraid some of
the corporations that sunply me with
goods would misunderstand it and
Buttermilk for Gout.
If jHXj are troubled u-ith gout you
should dr-frik at least one quart of but
terai irk a day. Il is. said to have tbe
property af l?eepiirg various salts dis
solved m. tie Wood and thus is use
ful In'gout. It promotes the circula