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. L. BUMS,.Editor
Published every Wednesday in The
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Entered as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
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antess accompanied by the writer's
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1912.'
A miser grows rich by seeming poor;,
aD extravagant man grows poor by
The investigation into the recent
murder of New Yor-k's leading gambler
reveals a condition of municipal graft
and corruption almost equal to that of the
old South Carolina dispensary.
It is quite unlike Senator Tillman not
to take"an open, active hand in South
Carolina affairs when a crisis confronts
our people, He seems to be heeding a
wise old adage which runs something
like this: "Never trouble trouble till
trouble troubles you."
One of the knottiest problems that
Gov. Wilson will have to solve is to
reckon with the women voters in the six
states where women, not satisfied with
voting their husbands, have demanded
and secured suffrage for themselves.
An entomologist from Cornell Uni
versity who has been in Georgia for
several months has just returned to
the North with a large collection of
fish, birds, snakes, lizzards and other
animals. Wonder why he didn't take
some of Georgia's Toms along with
him-Tom Felder, for instance.
If there ever was a time when South
Carolina needed MEN, men of convic
tions and the courage to stand by their
convictions, it is right now. In the
crisis that confronts our people we
need men in public life who are actua
ted by principle rather than policy,
men who place public duty above per
sonal ambition and private interests.
No Personal Animosity.
The political friends of Governor
Blease in this county (and there are
some good men, our personal friends,
among them) should not get the erro
neous impression that The Advertiser
in opposing his re-election is actuated
by personal reasons. The fact is, the
editor of this paper does not know Gov
ernor Blease personally, never spoke a
word to him in his life.
We are opposing Gov. Blease's re
election because his administration has
been a miserable failure, one of con
spicuous misrule which has brought
. shame and disgrace upon South Caroli
na, both at home and abroad.
What has been stated in these col
umns from time to time concerning
Governor Blease applies to him as chief
executive, his official acts, and not to
Mr. Blease, the citizen. Like every
other public official, his is a dual per
sonality. On the one hand he is a citi
zen of Newberry county, on the other
he is Governor of South Carolina, and
whatever reference The Advertiser
makes to him appliesonly to his official
acts as governor.
We have deemed it necessary to make
this statement because Governor
Blease, in the hope of counteracting
their influence, has raised the cry that
the newspapers of the state are abusing
and persecuting him. This newspaper
never abuses or pers?cuter, anyone.
Those who know its editor, who alone
tixes its policy, know that the "one in
creasing purpose" of The Adver
tiser is to be perfectly fair to all, the
high and the low, the rich and the
poor; any statement to the contrary is
without foundation in fact.
Let it be understood, however, first, last
and always, that The Advertiser does
criticise the official acts of public men.
To fail to do so would not only be a cow
ardly shirking of duty, but would ren
der the writer unworthy of being the
editor of a reputable journal.
God forbid that the day will ever
come in South Carolina when newspa
pers fail to spread upon their pages (or
criticise, if you please) the official acts
of the servants of the people who fill
positions of honor and trust! Worthy
and honest officials invite investigation
and criticism; unworthy and dishonest
men dc not want the light turned on.
Why did an eminent divine and lite
ratas say, "The newspaper is a great
er treasure to the people than uncount
ed millions of gold"? Because it is a
faithful sentinel upon the watchtower,
Unworthy of Support of Edgefield People.
The first duty of a governor is to obey the law himself, and the next
highest duty is to require others likewise to obey the laws upon the
statute buoks. Has the chief executive of South Carolina obeyed tbe
law? No; on the contrary, he has FLAGRANTLY VIOLATED laws
which he is honor bound to respect, obey and enforce. Let us bee where
in he has violated the law, and this is not what a detective, a political
opponent, or a dictagraph says, but a recital of that which OUR OWN
PEOPLE KNOW TO BE TRUE.
Edgefield county has but few towns, and they are all small; conse
quently the vast majority of our people reside in the country districts
where there is no police protection. The children of the rural districts,
many ot them young girls, who walk several miles to school over secluded
roads have no protection; the ladies are unprotected in the homes while
husbands and sous are in the field at work or have gone to market not to
return until after dark; vagrants are on the increase, because of the lack
of some one specifically charged with enforcing the law; pintol toting
among negroes of the younger generation is increasing, because there is
no one who feels it his duty to report and prosecute them; rowdyism
and disturbances at negro gatherings* particularly hot suppers and at
churches, is increasing, because the lawless element know there it no
officer constantly on the alert to make arrests. As a result of this law
lessness and general demoralization farm labor grows less reliable and
Having caref ".ly studied conditions in the country, where our people
have practically no protection (magistrates and their constables are not
paid enough to give their entire time to apprehending and punishing the
violators of the law), Senator Thomas H. Rainsford decided that a
mounted rural police, such as many of the counties have, would greatly
improve conditions. Mr. Rainsford therefore introduced a bill in the
senate providing for a rural policeman for Edgefield county, and with
the co-operation of the other members of the delegation secured its pas
sage by both Houses.
In compliance with the terms of the law, some time after the legisla
ture adjourned, the delegation met and UNANIMOUSLY recommended
that Mr. J. F. Atkins, a representative citizen and successful farmer of
the Ropers section, be commissioned as rural policeman for Edgefield
The action of the delegation was reported to Governor Blease who
refused to issue the commission, notwithstanding the fact that the taw
plainly and specifically states that "it shall be the duty of the gov
ernor to appoint, upon the recommendation of the legisla
tive delegation from Edgefield county." Does he refuse
upon the ground that the delegation has not complied with the terms of
the law? No. Does he refuse upon the ground thac a worthy and cap
able man has not been recommended to him? No; but, mark you, he,
has refused to issue the commission and give our people what they want j
and need solely because Mr. Atkins, who voted for Governor Blease two
years ago, is not now one of his supporters. Governor Blease stated ail
the campaign meeting at Edgefield that that was the reason; and, fur
thermore, he had the brazen effrontery to declare that he would not ap
point any man to office who does not vote for him.
God save the country, when a man who has sworn to be the servant of
all of the people and who has sworn to obey and enforce the law will
thus disregard his oath, prostitute the high office of governor to the fur
therance of base, selfish ends and willfully and flagrantly disregard the|
rights and trample under foot the interests of the people of a county.
What, in Heaven's name, may we expect next?
The people of Edgefield need a rural policeman. The need is great
est at Christmas and at this season, when there are more idlers after the I
crops are Uid by. "Sat an always finds miet-hi^f for idle hands to do^jlf
The very fact that a mounted officer was on duty in the county would
now, this very week, prevent the rowdyism that exists at some of the
negro churches during their protracted meetings, the would-be violators
of the law not knowing when the officer would pounce down upon them.
This system of enforcing the law and providing protection for the tax
payers who reside in the country is no experiment. The county of j
Greenwood to the north of us and Aiken to the south of us have both
with profit and entire satisfaction employed this means of enforcing the
law for several years.
A rural officer is no expense to the county. The fine , together with
the increased number of convicts sent to the chaingang through his
efforts, more than reimburse the county for the salary paid. As a result
of Mr. Atkins' work, had Governor Blease commissioned him six months
ago, tho county chaingang would doubtless be larger and be doing more I
effective work on the public roads, and in addition to that, rural com
munities would have had indolent negroes and criminals removed from
First, it must be admitted that the people of this county have suffered
from the lack of a rural officer, and, second, it must be admitted that Gov
ernor Blease is alone responsible. If he violates his oath and lets our
interests suffer in one instance, he will in another. Can men who have
the well being of their country at heart afford to cast their ballots for
His Governor Blease any right to expect the support of the people of I
this county?- Is he worthy of it? The record is against him, and?
speaks for itself in unmistakable tones: HE IS NOT.
We need a man fjpr governor who honestly and conscientiously en
deavors to promote the interests of the people and not one who will de
liberately let their interests suffer in order to further his own political
interests. We need a man who will do his DUTY, jeopardizing not
only his temporary political interests but his future political career, if
Truly, the words of Solomon spoken nearly 3,000 years ago are appli- ?
cable to the present situation in Edgefield county and in South Carolina:
"When the wicked rule, the people mourn."
safeguarding the people's interests by
commending and encouraging the de
serving and exposing and condemning
When Governor Blease meets his
downfall which now seems inevitable,
he should NOT charge it to alleged per
secution by the newspapers, but rather
to maladministration and to the fact
thatjhe ha? been WEIGHED BY THE
PEOPLE of South Carolina and has
been FOUND WANTING.
He and She.
He sang to her:
When I am dead you'll find it hard
To ever find another man like me.
And then she sang to him:
What makes you think, as I sup
pose you do,
I'd ever want another man like you?
Stewart & Kernaghan Local
Our readers have no doubt no
ticed the advertising of the Cort
right Metal Roofing Company, 50
N. 23rd Street, Philadelphia/ Pa.,
which has been appearing in our
columns for several months with a
change of cuts each week, and we
hope that those of our subscribers
who have been in need of such ma
terial have been interested and pro
fitted by these advertisements. The
System of Roofing supplied by this
Company possesses every point of
superiority, weather-tight, fire
proof, beauty of appearance, dura
bility, ease of application and low
first cost. Messrs. Stewart & Ker
naghan are handling these goods
locally and are always glad to show
samples and quote ?dose prices on
Managers For The Democratic
Primary To Be Held On
Tuesday, August, 27,
Bacon-B Pt Srritli,Oscar Wright,
R N Broadwater.
Cleveland-T B Quailes, Lester
Talbert, John Quarles.
Collier-George A Adams, Joe
Miller. Will Whatley.
Ed ireh" eld-R S Anderson, C H
Key, O B Anderson.
Hampton-H C Watson, E J
Norris, John Rainsford.
Hibler-W L Ridlehoover, J B
Jennings, J Dan White.
Johnston No 1-J A Lott, J L
Walker, H S Toney.
Johnston No 2-A M Clark, W
L Derrick, W M Wright.
Long Branch-6 W Scott, A S
Herin, D G Derrick.
H D Strom, John Cooper.
Meeting Street-J H Cogburn,
W S Logue, J K Allen.
Moss-R C Griffis, H H Wil
liams, D D Brimson.
Pleasant Lane-Butler Williams,
J P Hagood, L II Hamilton.
Plum Branch-George Rearden,
H C Sanders, J M Garnett.
Red Hill-E L Quarles,? H H
Smith, J H Bussey.
Rehoboth-T B Culbreath, J E
Strom, R T Weet.
Ropers-Charlie Hammond, D E
Lanham, S W Gardner, Jr.
Shaw-P J Coleman, I A Webb,
W M Leppard.
South Hibler-W M Corley, A
G- Cheatham, E M Whatley.
Washington-J .P Nixon, War
ren McDaniel, G D Blackwell.
The managers are required to
nave a separate box for ballots for
Magistrate at each of the polling
precincts, and the managers are to
keep a separate poll list of those
voting for magistrate at each poli
ng precinct, and no vote for mag
istrate will be counted by the man
igera unless it be cast for one of
;be candidates for magistrate of
;he district in which the polling
precinct is located, and no one will
De allowed to vote for magistrate
na distiict except a resident of
;hat district. Separate ballots will
)e printed for the candidates for
nagistrate of each district, and any
roter who has been voting at a pre
?inct out of his magisterial district
lad best put his name on a club
.oil of a precinct within his matris
erial district at least five daysbe
'ore the primary, so that he can
rote for magistrate of his district
n this election.
B. E. Nicholson, i
The following information is pub
ished at the request of the County
Chairman for the information of
A registration certificate and tax
.eceipt ire not necessary to vote in
.he primary. The registration cer
tificate and tax receipt are required
For ireneral elections.
The requirements to participate
n the primary election are:
Residence in South Carolina one
Residenoe in the county 60 lays
preceding the next general election.
Any party whose residence is in an
ther county, is not entitled to vote
in this county.
No person shall be allowed to
vote, except his name be enrolled
upon the particular club list at
which he offers to vote at least five
Jays before the first primary.
Copies of the constitution and
rules will be mailed to the manag
ers of each club with the tickets.
Tho managers are required by
law to take an oath before a notary
public or other officer authorized to
vlminister oaths; but if no such of
ficer can be conveniently bad, the ,
managers may administer the oath
to each other. This oath is to bo .
taken before entering upon the dis
charge of their duties, and tho oath
is that he will fairly, impartially,
and honestly conduct the same ac
cording to the provisions of the
laws of this State and the constitu
tion and rules of the Democratic
party. Such oaths shall, after be
ing subscribed by the managers, be
filed in the office of the Clerk of
Court within five days after suoh
Suit Cases and Hand-bags 25c
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Write for the Enterlined collars
they look like linen, need no wash
ing, price 2-for 25c. Write
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Lightweight rainproof Automo
bile dusters, 'also fine for traveling
nen, price $6.00. Write
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Our prices on wiro screen doors
ind windows is very reasonable,
see us before buying.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
News From the Prescott Com
As you haven't heard from Pres
cott's in a long time I will write a
We had a lovely rain Thursday
and Friday. Thc inners are very
much overjoy * . he crops are good
considering dry spell.
Last Sr ty the Prescott fami
ly gat'- .a Mr. Elam Prescott's
sprin, /a family barbecue. About
12 o'clock a large crowd had as
sembled. AR you know the Prescott
family is right large any way, and
they announced dinner and such a
spread you never saw. They had
barbecued chicken, pork, hash, pick
les, salads, ice tea and lemonade.
Mr. Irvin Holmes cooked the cue
and so you may know it was fine.
They all spent the afternoon playing
games. We had the pleasure of hav
ing our sister, Mrs. J. H. Stalnaker,
son and grand-daughter, from Tam
pa, Fla., at the cue.
Mr. L. II. Prescott and family
have moved to Edgefield. We regret
very much to ?rive them up. Our
loss will be your gain.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller at
tended the meeting at Antioch and
report a fine meeting.
The protracted meeting at Red
Oak Grove has been postponed on
account of so much sickness. Miss
Leila Kemp has been quite sick but
ia improving. Mr. Alva Hammond
is still quite ill indeed.
Mr. Eddie Cheatham made a fly
ing trip off a few days ago. I guess
he made Springfield his headquar
ters. His best girl is visiting Miss
Modoc, S. C. School Girl.
A Clod Breaker From Flat
Dear Mr. Minis: I find that the
great thing in this world is not so
much where we stand, but the di
rection in which we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the
wind and sometimes against it.
Hard work? yes, it is hard work.
"Every noble crown is, and on
earth will forever be, a crown of
thorns" but nothing worth having
can ever be acquired without a hard,
desperate struggle. The upward path
is hard to climb, then let us not for
get when the dark days come it is
well to keep in mind, though we
cannot sec, why such hardships
should come to us, yet our Heaven
ly Father knows, and if we will but
ask, he will give us the strength we
need hour by hour.
Mr. Miras, I know it is all well
with you, hut I will ask all the
boys and girls, will you allow me
to tay a few words on 'Obedience."
Children should obey tht-ir parents
There is nothing that will please
father and mother more than obedi
ence. The child that consults his
parents before taking a doubtful
step will always be on the safe side.
A father or mother will not advise
their children wrong. You all know
a wise son maketh a glad father.
To become wise, be obedient. We
all should obey our teachers. If you
obey your teacher they will do all
in their nower to teach you and will
speak good for you everywhere.
You should not only obey your pa
rents and teachers, but older people.
If you obey your parents the other
will not be hard to do.
Not long ago one of my teachers
told me when she bade me good
bye, while holding my hand in hers,
Tee I do some day expect you to be
a great man. The same day my Sun
day school teacher said to me the
same. My neighbors love me. When
I get sick Mr. Mims, so many beau
tiful flowers and nice waiters are
There has been a number of social
affairs during the past week. A very
delightful one was given by Miss
Mamie Bu'ssey, at 5 o'clock, Friday
afternoon, but oh, ray I was sick
and could not go.
Mrs. Mattie Kenrick and chil
dren came Sunday. We all love these
FARM FOR SALE.
A line place at a bargain, contain
ing 237 acres and located in Saluda
county; in fine community and only
one mile and a half from the rail
road. Improvements consist of 6
room dwelling, barn, four tenant
houses, with abundance of timber,
and six-horse farm in cultivation.
Near church and good school, good
labor in thc community. Terms to
suit purchaser. Apply to
Ninety Six, S. C.
And carn from *50 to ?150 per
month. Thousands of operators
needed. Most fascinating and educa
tional work. Positions assured
graduates. Write immediately for
Spartanburg School of Telegraphy,
Main street, Spartanburg, S. C.
An Appeal to Young Men.
Mr. Editor: In the present politi
sai upheaval the papers are full of
ippeals to thoughtful men, appeals
o the laboring class, appeals to
Christian men, appeals to reason,
ippeals to the press, and appeals to
?verybody to appeal to everybody.
They knew and so on and so forth
mt I have failed to note one single
ipi eal to that portion of our citizen
ship which is to set things straiehr,
md keep them so hereafter; ' and
;hat is to say I have seen no special
ippeal to the young men.
It i? ray honest opinion if the old
nen and the middle aged men had
iiayed away from the polls two
rears ago we would not now be ap
pealing to everybody to help save
the state. It was a case of the young
man following his mother's advice
and the old man "standing by his
principles," and no man bas a high
er regard for the man who votes his
convictions than I, but Lord help
the man who is afraid to bring his
"convictions" to the light of truth,
?nd too, a man sometimes looks on
the side of a question he wants to
be on and is at once seized with
convictions on ' the subject and he
goes to the polls and votes those
convictions and we know the result.
As a younsr man to young men I
say it is a thing unworthy a citizen
of our country to vote for any man
without first finding out what he
stands for and as much as you can
ibout his record, and to find ont his
record don't go to his enemies; for
would you care to be judged by
It is a reflection upon your intel
ligence to be compelled to ask some
poter at the polls, who probably
loesn't know any more about the
men than you do, who the best man
is for such and such an office.
And one of the greatest aids to
intelligent votin? is the reading of
newspapers. Be not deceived by po
etical crooks when they tell you tho
newspapers are edited by liars and
.nieves. To the man who tells you
^he newspapers are telling lies about
lim, tell him to go into the courts
ind sue for slander.
Sharp, shrewd, designing men
<now human nature and they know
now to make wonderful us? of that
word persecution, thev know how
:o appeal to the sympathy of every
tonest man for they know every
lonest man is in favor of every oth
;r man having a "square deal," but
ie an impartial judge as it is for
rou to say whether he is being per
secuted or whether he is only get
ing his just deserts and prison
i tripes are none too severe for the
nan who would use the public's
lonfidence for private gain.
Finally, let's pledge ourselves to
rote for the best man for every
iffice, from district magistrate to
;he governor of the state, and let's
say to our fathers we are going to
dean np things a bit, and ask them
o help, and if they wili not, then
et's do it anyhow, for there are
nore of us than there are of them.
Srorth Augusta, S. C.
We have just unloaded
One solid car of chairs,
One solid car of furniture,
One solid car of Hackney wagons,
One solid car of Hackney bug
gies, and are now ready to supply
rou with everything in these linee.
Ramsey & Jones.
The Trials ot a Traveler.
"I am a traveling salesman,"
vrites E E Youngs, E. Berkshire,
(Ta., and was often troubled with
ionstipation and indigestion till I
leer?n to use Dr. King's New Life
Piils, which I have found an exeel
ent remedy. For stomach, liver or
cidney troubles they aro unequaled.
Jnlv 25c at Penn & Holstein's, W
E Lynch & Co.
Contract For Bridge
The board of county commission
's will let contract on Saturday,
August 31st, to build a bridge
?cross Log Creek at George Broad
?vater's mill, the said bridge to be
)f following dimensions: 66 feet in
ength; span over creek 30 feet;
span on east side 18 feet; span on
yest side 16 feet; four benches with
nud sills in the ground and weight
ed down with heavy rocks; four
posts to each bench, and tendered
n cap sill and mud sill, and bolted
n with heart two-inch pin; outside
sill to bo bolted to cap sill with
neb and quarter rods with iron
washers and taps sorewed down
iight; floor to be nailed down with
100 nails; railing to be on each side
if bridge and braced on each side,
brace to extend from outside long
iloor plank and nailed at each end
with 20d nail.
The county will furnish all ma
:erial delivered on the ground and
contract will be let to the lowest
)idder at bridge site on date named
H. F. M.
W. G. Wells, Supervisor.