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J. L. MIMS,._._Editor
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1912
Annual income twenty pounds, an
nual expenditure nineteen and six, re
sult happiness. Annual income twen
ty pounds, annual expenditure twenty
pounds and six, result misery.
But One Answer.
Frankly, now, which will make South
Carolina the better governor, a man
who will conscientiously endeavor to
treat every white citizen, the high and
the low, the rich and the poor, alike, or
the man who states emphatically in ad
vance that he will bestow favors upon
his followers only? One will [strive to
promote the interests of all South Caro
lina, while the other, seemingly, seeks
to promote only his own political inter
ests. Be honest with yourself and,
without bias or prejudice, answer this
A World of Difference.
"Pity 'tis 'tistrue" that somej>f
the candidates who are "higher up"
in South Carolina politics can not sit at
the feet of our county candidates and
learn an important leeson in how to
conducta campaign on a high, dignified
plane. Instead of indulging in j
invective 'and vituperation, using all
kinds of insulting and disgusting per
sonalities, our county candidates are
notably a gentlemanly set of men, who
discuss public questions in a way that
will enlighten and edify our people.
Between a South Carolina campaign
meeting and an Edgefield county cam
paign meeting there is a world of dif
ference.' Those who were at Republi
can church last Saturday were deeply
impressed with that fact.
A Dead Issue.
Th?re are too many live questions in
which our people are actively interest
ed for the candidates for legislative hon
ors to waste their time discussing mat
ters that have|been definitely settled by
our people. A discussion of the lien
Jaw, of the law providing for a public
cotton weigher, or some othevlike ex
isting law, would be as apropos at this
juncture as the discussion of the liquor
question. The laws mentioned are al
ready on the statute books and are prov
ing satisfactory; so is the present liquor
law. Then in all good conscience why
lug this time-worn, thread-bare ques
tion into every campaign? Let us rath
er be thankful that the time has come
when it can be eliminated altogether
from Edgefield county politics.
Only within the past few months our
people have said by their actions, rath
er, and more effectively, by their fail
ure to act, that they are thoroughly sat
isfied with the present status in Edge
field county. Gentlemen, in the lan
guage of the street, "cut out'T dead
issues and devote your efforts in the
limited time allotted you to enlighten
ing our people on the many live ques
The Lines Tightly Drawn.
Quite unexpectedly, y$t definitely
and decisively, the lines as to the fol
lowers of Gov. Blease and Judge Jones
were tightly drawn at the county cam
paign meeting at Republican church,
and it is probable that a like course
will be pursued at pli the other meet
Upon first consideration of the mat
ter. The Advertiser was opposed to
asking the aspirants for the legislative
honors what candidate for governor
would receive their support, but after a
more thonghtful consideration we are
convinced that, in th?e present exigen
cy, it is an altogether reasonable and
As long as South Carolina has a gov
ernor who, not satisfied with acting the
despot in his own department, endeav
ors as a usurper to control the legisla
tive branch of the government also,
the voters have an indisputable right
to - know to whom the prospec
tive members of the general 'assembly
will give their support for governor.
Ordinarily this would be purely a per
sonal question, and therefore improp
er; but in the present exigency there
is more involved than a mer? choice be
Miss Louell Norris Charming
ly Entertained Party of
Friends. Many Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. Albtrt Lott and
MeBers. A. B. Jr., and William are
at home from a trip to the moun
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Browne and
children have gone to Shelby, N.
C., to join a family reunion.
Mrs. C. M. Maul, of Charleston,
is visiting relatives here.
Miss Parnell Abney spent Sun
day here with her aunt Mrs. Anna
Miss Ida Fripp, of Columbia is
the guest of Miss Hallie White, and
on Thursday evening the younger
set were entertained with a very
pleasant party in her honer.
Miss Justine Cantelou, of Edge
field, has been on a short visit to
Mrs. H. W. Crouch and Miss
Annie Crouch returned last week
from a visit to Greenwood.
Miss Louell Norris very charm
ingly entertained a party of friends
on Wednesday afternoon, the hon
orees being Misses Fewell and
Boatwright. The time passed
brightly and happily in social chat
and sweet masic added. A salad
course and ices was served during
the latter hour.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Graham Payne
and Messrs. John K., and William
Durst, of Greenwood, were visitors
at the home of Mr. M. T. Turner
during the past week.
Mr. J. E. Perry visited at Saluda
Miss Rebie Workman, who has
been visiting at the home of Mr.
James Strother, returned to Atlan
ta on Saturday. She was accompa
nied home by Misses Ruby and
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Walker, of
Blackville, arrived on Friday for a
short visit to the latter's sister, Mrs.
M. A. Clark. The bride, before her
marriage recently, was Miss Sadie
Cogburn, a former Johnston girl.
Miss Pet LaGrone returned Mon
day from a visit to Miss Mary Zim
merman, whose home is near Glenn
Mr. Leroy Werte, of Belton,
spent a few days here last week,
coming in his automobile. He was
joined at Greenwood by bis sister
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn, who accom
panied him here.
Miss Ruth Coleman of Aiken is
the guest of Miss Mary S. Harri
Mrs. J. W. Marsh is visiting her
sister, Mrs., Williams, at Spartan
Misses Marie Fewell of Rock
Hill, and Maidelle Boatwright of
Ridge, who have been guests of
Mrs. Burrell Boatwright have re
turned to their homes.
Mr. Hodges Mobley, of Thomp
son, Ga., is visiting at the home of
his aunt, Mrs. A. P. LKW?S.
Mr. Garland Coleman, of St.
Louis is spending awhile at the
home of his father Mr. Wm. Lee
Miss Hattie Rodgers and Mr.
Frank Rodgers, of Batesburg, spent
last week here with friends.
Mrs. James Pitts, cf Saluda, is
visiting Mrs. J. H. White.
Misses Bettie and Mary Waters
returned Saturday from a two
week's visit to Miss Philips, at
Miss Ozella Miras, of Hollyville,
is visiting Miss Flora Kenny.
J. H. Payne spent Monday in Au
gusta on business.
Mrs. G. P. Cobb, and Miss Sue
Sloan are at Easley, visiting the
family of Mr. D. B. Cobb.
Miss Clara Sawyer will leave on
the first to join a party of friends
in the mountains of North Caroli
Mr. and Mrs. Hogan, of Conga
ree, and Prof. and Mrs. Wilber
Werte, of Jonesville, spent the first
of the week at the home of Mr. O.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner and
family and Mr. J. W. Payne and
J. Howard Pay se will go to their
country place the first of the week,
about 25 miles from here, at River
side to spend awhile.
Misses Quatllebaum, of Ridge,
arrived on Saturday to visit Mrs.
Miss Zena Payne will go to New
berry in a few days to visit Miss
Adelle Fellars and join a house
Mrs. C. F. Pechman is spending
a short while in Charlotte, N. C.,
Judge Jones Beneitted.
Reports have reached The Adver
ser from several sources that the /ery
excellent speech which Judge Jones
delivered here at the campaign meet
ing has made friends for him. The oc
casion gave some people who really did
not know Judge Jones an oppor
tunity to hear him, and the very abie
and dignified speech made a favorable
Fruit Season Closed. Protract
ed Meeting to Begin Soon.
Work to be Done by Cem
The fruit season of the west-side
has closed, and an abundant one it
bas been. Thirty-five car loads of
peaches have been shipped from
Meriwether a little flag station by
Messrs. Middleton and Rowland,
about 15 by Mr. Rowland and 20
by Mr. Middleton by estimate for
they shipped together. A goodly
number of cars have been shipped
from Clark's Hill, but we are not
informed as to the exact number.
And in this connection I want to
say that Messrs. John McKie and
Hugh Adams, two young men, fresh
from Clemson, proved so efficient as
packers, that Mr. W. S. Middleton
paid them a good deal more than he
contracted to pay them." They pack
ed right alongside the expert pack
ers from Florida and made good.
It has been said that our colle?res
unfit young people to do things
with their,hands but if this be true,
these young men are an exception
to thejrule and we most respectfully
pull'our hat to them.
Our protracted meeting of the
Park6ville Baptist church has been
changed from the week following
the third Sunday in August to the
second. On Saturday of the same
week, the county campaign meetiug
will be held and the ladies are prer
paring to sell dinner the proceed? of
which is to go to the cemetery as
sociation for the purpose of enclos
ing our cemetery. The canlidates
and visitors will not get better
grub at any place in the county than
at Parksville, and they may begin
to spread themselves. '.
Miss Fannie Kate Marsh of Mc
Cormick is being pleasantly enter
tained at the home of Mr. J. A.
Mrs. Nan Moultrie is up from
Augusta on a visit to Mrs. W. P.
Miss Permelia Jennings the pe
tite little daughter of Dr. Jennings
of Columbia ison a pleasant stay
with Miss Marie Blackwell.
Miss Mildred Minger of Augura,
and Miss Mary Bell ot' Clark's Hill
are visitsng Miss Martha Bell of
Miss Rosada Talbert has retured
home after a fortnight's stay with
grand parents in Edgefield.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Parks of Au
gusta are visiting relatives in our
Judge Bell of Clark's Hill, Mr.
Orlando Sheppard of Edgfield, Mes
srs Erve Holmes and Hamp Smith
of Red Hill, Messrs. Flyth and Mc
Kinley of Augusta, Messrs. Self &
Bradly cf McCormick and others
attended a communication of Parks
ville lodge, A. F. M. last Saturday
night at which time brethren 0.
Timmerman, Jim Hamilton, Robert
Price and R. C. B. Key received
the sublime ?degree of Master Ma
The Misses Hammond, the beau
tiful daughters of Messrs. Collier
and Rich Hammond of Colliers are
on a visit to the family of Col. W.
Mrs. Lona Boyd and children of
Charlotte, N. C., are visiting rela
tives in Parksville.
Col. B. E. Nicholson attended
our masonic meeting Saturday
Mr. Jesse Prince of Red Hill was
a welcomed visitor yesterday at the
home of Col. W. J. Talbert.
Mr. Turner Makes Announce
'Tis my desire to inform tbe
friends and patrons of The Corner
Store that I have taken over a love
ly store building in the growing lit
tle city of Greenwood, S. C., and
will proceed to open up there a busi
ness about September 15th, along
the same high plane the Corner
Store is being conducted.
'Tis not our purpose in doing
this to release our hold on the Cor
ner Store, but to better prepare our
selves to aid and accommodate its
patrons. The buying for two stores
will very much increase our pres
tige as buyers, giving us many ad
vantages by which we can and will
buy cheaper, many lines. This ad
vantage will be given to the two
stores and we want our friends and
patrons to rest assured that their
continued loyalty to tim Corner
Store will be fully remunerated by
our progressive way of doing busi
ness. Competent and pleasant clerks
will be on hand to attend your wants
and the writer hopes to spend quite
a while of his timo as usual with
you. Thanking you for the past
pleasant patronage we earnestly ask
a continuance of same.
ilemumber please that no trans
action with us is satisfactory unless
it is mutually beneficial.
W. IL Turner.
charge," Nsaid Mr. M. P. Wells in
opening his speech, ile referred
to the fact that the National Demo
cratic platform recently adopted in
Baltimore embodied two measures
which he had enacted into
Through his efforts a bill was
passed providing that all public
funds held by the state treasurer be
deposited in banks offering the
highest rate of interest on said de
posits, the banks selected to be ap
proved by the state bank examiner.
According to the figures submitted
by him the state will derive some
$60 or ?70,000 annually from this
Mr. Wells introduced a bill re
quiring all shippers to pay a tax 20
cents per gallon ion all intoxicating
liquors shipped into the state. He
said shippers of stock feed and fer
tilizers were required to pay a simi
lar tax and it is but reasonable to
require outside liquor dealers to do
likewise. Foreign insurance com
panies are also required to pay a
tax to do business in South Caroli
na. The bill passed the House
practically unanimously and was
sent over to the senate.
Mr Wells called attention to the
fact that an exact copy of his cot
ton tare bill has recently been pass
ed by the Georgia legislature. The
courts have declared the law to be
constitutional but it is not enforced
because the buyers of cotton have
placed a boycott on all cotton that
is entirely covered with bagging.
" He passed a bill requiring super^
frors and county commissioners to
rrow money from banks and pay
aTl claims in cash instead of hav
ing merchants and those who work
for the county add 25 per cent or
more to their accounts because they
stand unpaid for a considerable
length of time.
Mr. Wells secured the enactment
of a lij.w making it a misdemeanor
for a negro to rent land and then
abandon it, or make a contract to
work a certain piece of land on
shares and fail to comply with his
contract after supplies had been ad
He was a member of the special
committee appointed to look into
the advisability ol remodeling the
State House, but never attended any
of the meetings, having received no
notice of the meetings. He had
nothing to do with the letting of a
contract for drafting plans and
specifications by the sub-commit
As to the governor's race, Mr.
Wells said: "lam not running for
the office of governor; I am a can
didate for the legislature. I'm not
responsible for the record of Gov.
Blease or Judge Jones. You have
sent me to the legislature for two
terms and you know my record.
Try me by my acts. Do not try
me by their acts. While I am a
member of thc House I will wear
no man's collar. There are three
departments of government and I
will endeavor to keep them separate.
I believe the people are going to
send me back. If I can't go on my
record I do not want to go at all. I
am not running on either Jones' or
Blease's coat tail.
"I have put into the legislative
incubator some valuable legisla
tion. I have hatched out some of
the bills that are for your good, and
hope to hatch out others if you
don't shoo me off the nest."
No decided ?tand was taken by
Mr. Wells as to which of the candi
dates for governor would receive
his vote and support.
J. P. DeLaughter.
The last of the prospective law
makers to address the meeting Sat
urday was J. P. DeLaughter, who
was practically among his home
people. He stated that the first
thing he will have to learn in this
campaign is to think while standing
on his feet. Mr. DeLaughter said
he can make a first-rate speech
when alone but as soon as he gets
before an audience his speech im
mediately leaves him.
Concerning the Bristow amend
ment, Mr. DeLaughter said he has
al way s advocated the election of all
officers in the primary. Those cho
sen in the Democratic primary are
honor bound to support the nomi
nees, and he believes in lotting well
He is unalterably opposed to
sending Edgetield convicts to the
state farms to work after they have
cost this county from ?50 to S50U
each to convict them. Tnerc we
get practically no benefit from their
labor, and we need them all here
on our public roads.
"There is nothing that advances
a county along all lines more than
irood roads," said Mr. DeLau^rliter,
"and if I am elected I will do ev
erything in my power to improve
the roads. I am identified with the
rural section and will always stand
by its interests."
The speaker said we have the
poll tax, three-mill levy, and the
dog tax for our schools, but there
will not be much improvement un
less we have good teachers and un
1 ?ss the patrons do their duty also.
Furthermore, if parents ex[)?ct
their children to make satisfactory
progress in their studies they must
send them lo school regularly.
"I am bitterly opposed," said Mr.
DeLaughter. "to giving the pardon
ing power to one man. Will do
my best to pli'ce that power with a
board, and not leave it to the gov
ernor. The power has been abus
ed. Men convicted of all sorts of
crime have been turned loose on the
state. Work against me if you do
not want me to work against the
abuse of the pardoning power."
Mr. DeLaughter advocates liber
al pensions for the men who fought
for the cause that was right in the
sixties, is right to-day and will al
ways be right. Georgia gives her
old soldiers twice as much as South
He expressed the belief that no
further legislation is needed as to a
just and proper distribution of the
public school funds. The whole
matter is in the hands of the trus
Mr. DeLaughter spoke in no un
certain terms of his contempt for
'"blind tigers." Said he: "There is
no crime more debasing than sell
ing liquor illegally. The man who
drinks it and gets over it should
thank his stars that he is living/'
Mr. DeLaughter favors making a
change in the law by providing a
sentence of from 6 to 18 months on
the county chaingang for those
convicted of selling liquor, elimina
ting the alternative of a tine alto
He advocates the driving out al
together of corporation, silk-hat lob
byists from the State House.
The establishment of bonded
warehouses for storing cotton when
the price is low, meets Mr. De
Laughter's hearty approval. He re
ferred to the benefit that the wes
tern corn growers have reaped from
the erection of the enormous grain
elevators in the northwest. The
price of coffee in Brazil was like
wise almost doubled by a similar
Mr. DeLaughter stated that if
elected he will represent every part
of the county. In conclusion he
said, in substance: "As to the can
didates for governor, I am no coat
tail swinger; but the office to which
I aspire belongs toj the people of
Edgefield county anl they have a
right to know how I st md. I ex
pect to supoprt and vote for Judge
Jones in the election on the 27th of
[The Advertiser made a strenu
ous effort to get a cut of Mi. De
Laughter to preseni along with the
others but did iiot succeed.]
Schools and Roads.
After the candidates for the
House had finished, County Super
intendent of Education \V. \V. Ful
ler made a five minutes talk on edu
cational matters. Supervisor W.
G. Wells and A. A. Edmunds, a
candidate for supervisor, each made
a talk of five minutes on the duties
of the county supervisor, dwelling
particularly on road building.
Congressman J. F. Byrnes.
The speech-making of the day
closed with an able and convincing
defense by Congressman J. F.
Byrnes of his vote for the Bristow
amendment. Mr. Byrnes spoke with
his usual vigor; and by reading let
ters from Senator Tillramand other
prominent Democrats, endorsing
his vote on this measure, made what
he said very effective. The Bristow
amendment was embodied in the na
tional Democratic platform that
was drafted at Denver and it receiv
ed the votes of practically all of the
Democrats in the House and senate.
As the hour was late Mr. Byrnes
could devote but little time to oth
er national issues. He will appear
before our people at some subse
quent meeting and The Advertiser
will report his speech at greater
Sumptuous Feast Served.
Upon the rectangular table under
the oaks, the members of the Re
publican church, with Generalissi
mo J. T. Littlejohn in command,
served a bountiful basket or picnic
dinner. For abundance, variety and
very excellent manner in which it
was prepared and served, one sel
dom sees the Republican feast sur
passed. Ice cream and ice tea were
also served, the supply becoming
exhausted long before the purses
Mrs. Littlejohn gave the church
a beautiful cake which brought *1U.
One hundred slips of paper contain
ing numbers from 1 to 100 were
sold at IC cents each. A duplicate]
of one of the slips was placed in an
envelope, and the one who purchas
ed the ticket to correspond with that
m the envelope was awarded the
cake. The winner was Mr. Joseph
Atkinson. From the dinner, re
freshments and the sale of the cake,
thc sum of $138.33 was realized
for improving the church building.
Suit Cases and Hand-bags 25c
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Delightful Social Gathering.
Miss Flossie Lamb entertained
very gracefully her guests, Misses
Iris and Lalla Hamilton and Mr.
.lames Lamb Friday evening of last
week. The first part of the evening
was devoted to< cards. Flinch and
old ancient card games were played.
In these games Miss Lalla Hamil
ton excelled in superior knowledge
and skill. After the games of cards
we were invited into the cozy little
dining room beautifully decorated,
and were served .very delightful
cream and cake. We then went out
in the moonlight and enjoyed many
games also of an old type. These
games were enjoyed only as young
people know how. Those fortunate
enough to be present at this happy
occasion were only just the south
side of town, who weie Miss Ma
mie Cheatham and her guests, Mis
ses Annie May Atkinson and Ellee
Swearingen, Miss Marie Bryant and
her guest, Miss Annie May Bryant,
Miss Margaret Reel and her ernest,
Miss Maude Thurmond, Misses
Evelyn and Rhea Edmunds and
their guest, Miss Mojeska Moody.
Messrs. James Lamb, John Rolston,
J. F. McClung, W ll Bryaut, Wil
liam Thurmond, Preston Strom,
Wallace and J. B. Reel, Claud and
Frank Lyon, Albert and Aldric^
Cheatham and Earnest Ryan. After
the second course of refreshments
more indoor games were indulged
in. Every one was sorry to see the
clock hand's slowly creeping on to
twelve. But all things must have
an end, and we thanked our kind
hostess for the happy hours and de
parted. E. E.
Pretty Edgefeld "Mountaineer"
Writes Interesting Letter
From Summer Home.
Dear Advertiser As usual every
year I write you all a letter just af
ter we reach our summer home.
This is our 9th session in our
cottage at Cedar Mountain and the
11th summer here. So you see we
are now beginning to be identified
as regular summer mountaineers.
. Mother, who has been sick all of
this year, was able to make the trip
up last week, and has improved
every day since. She has been up
and the weather is fine now. We
have Mr. George F. Mima of Edge
field, a.id his friend, Mr. Paul Gib
son, camping some two hundred
yards from us and they nearly froze
this morning. They were up early
looking for frost.
Dr. J. H. Carmichael is here and
papa took him, Mr. Mims and
friends around some, and carried
them down to the falls. They cross
ed the river underneath instead of
over it. That was quite a new thing
to them and they were charmed
with such falls in the river as we
have here. Some of them are over
a hundred feet high. Papa said 1 e
tried to show Dr. Carmichael
Caesar's Head, but he was afraid
when he was up on such an altitude
that he would not get close enough
to the edge to see four thousand
feet down, and said his eyes had
seen enough it he did not see all.
The ox teams up here have to
be shod and the doctor was carried
away with bow quick a big steer
could be put in the machine they
have and be shod so easily.
Among the many names carved
on Caesar's Head rock we see some
names from Kdgefield, and they are
E. J. Minis, G. Mims and D. B. H.
The apple crop in this section is
unusually fine, also the peach crop
w.' ich gets ripe in October is said
to be very good.
The mountaineers are hauling po
tatoes thirty-three miles to Green
ville, also to Hendersonville twenty
one miles. They are getting one
dollar a bushel, and they think that
is fine, as it is fso much better than
the usual price. This crop to the
farmers here is like the cotton crop
Lo the farmers at home. Papa was
talking to a farmer here, and he
said they raised from two to three
hundred bushels of Irish potatoes to
the acre. And said they often sold
their cabbage in the field to tl,e
traveling huxters at four to i ve
cents per cabbage. The cabbage for
their fall and winter crop looks
small and backward, as it has ra'n
ed so much they could not work
them. The people here are having a
singing convention to-day at Mace
donia church and this is like the
Baptist convention at home.
We hope to keep papa up here
two weeks at first and a week when
we are ready to go home.
I will leave here in time for G.
F. C. to open. So I will not see old
Edgclield until Christmas.
Cedar Mountain, N. C.
Write for the Entcrlined collars
they look like linen, need no was li
ing, l?rico 2-for 25c Write
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Lightweight rainproof Automo
bile dusters, Jalso fine for traveling1
men, price 80.00. Write
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.