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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER, 2, 1912.
Pbilanthronv, lik* chantv, must be
gin at home; from this centre our svm
pathies shouM ex*??nd in our ever wid
If you are failing to talk un the fair
you are falling short of your duty.
Begin now to implore the weather
man to give us fair weather for the
And still the wonder grows as to who
will win The Advertiser's gold in the
corn contest. There will be three
lucky farmers. Who can name them?
The fair may fare fairly well with
out your support but you, particularly
if you are a farmer, need the beneficial
effects of the fair.
The politicians, county, ?tate, and
national, have been talking all the
summer about the "paramount issue."
Well, the PARAMOUNT issue in Edtre
field just now is the COUNTY FAIR..
Speak of the fair as OUR fair; not
YOUR fair or THEIR fair. Take a
personal interest in the enterprise and
feel personally responsible for its suc
The mayor and chamber of commerce
of Columbia declined to join the offi
cials of the National Corn Exposition
in an invitation to Col. Theodore Roose
velt to deliver an address during the
corn exposition. Good for Columbia
and her officials!
Should not a limit for the maximum
height of "skyscrapers" be fixed? Be
fore the Woolworth building is yet com
pleted in New York, rising to a height
of 865 feet, there is already talk of
erecting one that will pass the 1,000
Scientists tell us that with the con
tinued improvement of sanitary eondi
tions^and continued advance of medical
science before many more centuries
pass the length of human life can be
increased to 200 years. If the cost of
living is to continue to rise also would
this longevity be a blessing or a curso?
lt's all right to be a coupon clipper for
200 years but to eke out a beggarly ex
istence for twenty decades is something
Everyone deplores very deeply the
loss of life in Angosta at the hands of
the troops, and yet had not the strong
arm of the militar* forces been invok
ed at the crucial moment the shedding
of human blood would doubtless have
been tenfold greater. If restoring or
der out of chaos makes the spilling of
human blood necessary, it ii far better
that it be shed by constituted authori
ty, whether military or civil, than by
a mob that is temporarily beref t of rea
Generally speaking, without know
ing the merits of the contention of
strikers, our sympathy is with the men
who allege that they are not being fair
ey dealt with by this or that corpora
tion, but when lawlessness and violence
:are resorted to by strikers, endanger
ing life and destroying property, then
we can go no further with them. It
should not be necessary to order out
troops to settle labor and capital differ
ences in our southern cites. There
should be no occasion for armed forces
other than the regular police forco of a
An Official With a Backbone.
It's a fine thing now-a-days in South
'Carolina to have a Comptroller General
whose anatomy is supplied with a good,
strong backbone, to sit as the watch
dog of the treasury. When a warrant
that bears the marks of graft or has
about it an unsavory odor ie presented
to Comptroller General Jones for a
draft on the state treasurer he makes
bold to hold it up, it matters not if it
?bear the autograph of so high and
mighty a personage as the governor
himself. Hurrah for that backbone of
General Jones! It is an impregnable
bulwark against irregularities and
Should Pay What Property is Worth.
While our law? provide for condemn
ing proper*- i >rder that an enterprise
which w;" . mote the public good
may not ked, vet in no instance
should - i ri y become the pos
sessor . . ?dual or corporation
which g :ondenuiation pro
ceeding: liue has been ren
dered the. -
Elsewhere issue will be found
an eloquent appeal from a lady v/ho re
sides in the lower part of the county
who owns property along thc Savannah
where water power is being developed
by wealthy capitalists. The Advertiser
is not informed as to the value of this
land, nor are we informed as to what
prices have been paid for land already
purchased by this large corporation,
but in matters of this kind both par
ties at interest should be reasonable in
their demands. On the one hand, those
who desire to acquire the property
should not threaten recourse to the law
in order to enforce a sale or intimidate
the holders of the property; on the
other hand, property owners, realizing
that an incoming corporation must ac
quire their property in order to carry
to completion a contemplated enter
pr ?se, should not be unreasonable in
fixing a price for their prooerty.
As this land along the Savannah,
owing to the incref.se in population and
steady development of the South's re
sources, grows more and more valuable
year by year, its present owners should
not be required to sell unless fully com
pensated for it. A voluntary sale and
an enforced saleare two different prop
ositions, and will be so regarded by
arbiters in matters of thia kind.
Money Sharks Should Not be Tolerated.
Edgefield has a few parasites in the
form of town "bleeders", men who get
everything possible out of the town
and its people without giving one pen
ny in return by way of bearing the
common burdens of '.'.ie community, but
Edgefield is fortunate in not being af
flicted with money ?b-;rks or loan offices
that extort the most exorbitant rates of
interest from the poor and unfortunate
of both races. Spartanburg is sorely
afflicted with para-ires of this form,
and the wonder is th?.i so progressive
and enlightened a cc . umity .has allow
ed these c^nyienc?; ? men to oppress
the poor un intern;; .'y for so long a
The following pa -.-nil-, from th *
Spartan; .. Jou' ?\ concerning the
sharks . to what unreasonable
length" the .reed of tbese men has
"There is one institution iii Spartan
burg which bas a capital stock of $800.
By lending this amount of money and
charging the outrageous rates of inter
est, this concern is able to pay the
manager a salary of $18 per week and
a collector $15 per week. This is in ad
dition to the revenue netted the man
who put the original $800 and who gets
about $150 per month or $1,800 per
year income from the original invest
ment of $800. These are facts, eold
"It was stated in this paper yester
day afternoon that the sharks charged
their victims $1.49 a month interest on
a loan of $5. The Journal tnis morn
ing was infonned that, the rate in Spar
tanburg is not $1.40 per month or
$67.20 per year, or a good deal over
1,200 per cent. "
Bendering Valuable Service.
When the act was passed by the leg
isla ture establishing the insurance de
partment some questioned the wisdom
of creating % new office, but the valua
ble service which Insurance Commis
sioner McMaster has rendered from
time to time has proven that his office
supplies a great need. Too large a
sum is annually invested by the people
of South Carolina in insurance for them
to be entirely at the mercy of insurance
com pa??es, chiefly foreign companies,
with no one specifically charged with
safe-guarding their interests.
Commissioner Mcmaster has not hes
itated to enforce a compliance with th?*
insurance laws of ?i?.-. uteb^ all con I
panies, whether domestic or .'or'.ign. I
His policy of er" oura? int .ince (
companies to inves,. om. ' t . . sur
plus funds in South Carol- ha? '
been helpful to cr pe..-.', m raubt'
less, as shown by the fc'?owh i . : :c
from a letter which he nt i rrrot?
to the Equitable /-sur S' -?.yo'
New York, Mr. McMaster wi yet h?
the means of accomplishing more ahn?;
"I believe no greater good can be
done to South Carolina than to put it
within the power of the fanners of chis
state to get long time loans at low rates
of interest, and I can but feel that it
is the duty of the management of all
life insurance companies licensed in
this state to inform themselves fully
of conditions in the state, and if they
make farm loans anywhere, to make
them in South Carolina. I trust that
your company will investigate the con
dition of the farming interest! of this
state and that vou will not content
yourself with making farm loans in
If large New York life insurance
companies are making long term loans
to Western farmers, why should they
not also favor South Carolina farmers?
It is possible, however, that present
political conditions in this state do not
look well to outside investors. Instead
of lending enchantment, it te probable
that distance aggravates tho situation.
% Current Comment |
Treat Him Kindly.
Don't kick your 'possum dawg
around-you will need him soon.-Green
That 'possum "dawg" will help re
duce the high cost of living.
?f only the watermelons would hold
out through the cotton pieking season,
there wouldn't be so much trouble
about getting hands into the fields.
A late crop of melons will be pro
vided next season.
After The Moose.
Governor Wilson shows a distinct in
clination-to say a keen desire-toc?me
to close quarters with the Bull Moose.
Lookout for yourself, Moose.-Char
les on Post.
Gov. Wilson will lasso the Moose on
Key to Conjugal BlisB.
The way to live happily though
married, is to keep your eyes tightly
closed-stop cotton in your ears-keep
your mouth shut and your pocket
book open.-Greenville News.
Ye married men, do not fail to com
mit the foregoing lises to memory.
Soldiers Must Obey Ordert.
The Augusta strike has served to put
people on notice that when the militia
is on riot duty, it is equipped with ball
and not blank cartridges.-Columbia
PeopleJmust learn too that when a
soldier is on guard duty and is ordered
to fire he must fire.
6om? Big Un ivor sities.
Columbia University has enrolled
12,800 students at the opening. It is
third in the list of the great schools of
the world. Paris has 17,512, and Ber
lin University 14,543.- Spartanburg
One of these big universities is larg
er than all colleges in South Carolina
Another Liberty Gone.
One by one the long cherished liber
ties ef men are disappearing. A Mis
souri judge has said that chewing to
bacco in bed is ample grounds for a
wife to secure divorce.-Greenville
You can dissertate upon State's and
dilate upon woman's rights but men's
r ights are rapidly disappearing.
Stamp It Out.
The students of Newberry college
have voluntarily met and declared
against hazing. Where students will
co-operate in a matter of this kind they
can do more than the faculty. While
hazing is not prevalent at Furman,
nevertheless it would have a good mor
al effect for the student body to place
their taboo u^on it. -Greenville News.
Hazing has served its day in college
life. Away with it.
Damage Suit in Order.
A Philadelphia woman has been ta
ken to a hospital because she is unable
to stop talking. To our weak mind that
wouid seem to argue that she was in a
normal condition.-Greenville News.
This loquacious female is entitled to
damages for being taken bodily to a
hospital while Jn a perfectly normal
In Sad Plight.
Governor Blease refers to our courts
as a judicial oligarchy, the strength of
which is broken. The courts of this
country are the great champions of the
constitution and therefore the friend
of the masses. The supreme court of
South Carolina is one of the few things
in our state government to which we
can point with unalloyed pride because
of its record. But now the governor
would have outsiders believe that it
also is rotten.-Greenville News.
Any state is in a sad plight when its
chief executive refers to the courts as
a "judicial oligarchy," causing the
masses to lose respect for the judicial
department of the government.
Corner Store's Millinery Parlor.
f tie bu.-iest and at the
S? ?M one of the most beauti
rul in ridgefield is thc Cor
.r . annex, where the an
iu liilinery opening is being
iel i . Kate Cunningham not
?ni receives all callers vary
.ra ?ly bu!, takes especial deligr,;
u l in:: them through the al
or M' -s display of stylish hats
an trimmings. Being a southern
1;; -'ii.' having had a number of
y. . ? o? v;n:rience in the near-by
..i'y of Augusta, Mrs. Cunningham
knows how to please the mos* ex
acting and most fastidious taste.
This particular department-all de
partments in fact-of <he Corner
Store was never better equipped
whan it is as present. There are all
shapes, all sizes and all colors of
hats, together with all kinds of
stylish trimmings, which will en
able Mrs. Cunningham to suit all
who call. A cordiai reception will
be extended to every one who visits
the millinery parlor.
Fall Teachers' Examina
The next regular teachers' exami
nation will be held Friday, October
4, 1912, beginning at 9:30 a. m.,
and closing at 5:30 p. m.
W. W. Fuller,
Co. Supt. Ed.
Death of Carl Dorn and Law
lessness in Augusta.
Editor of The Advertiser: Par
don me, a former Edgefield man,
for Hiking a little space for a few
ormurvations on things in general,
and fair Augusta in particular. Au
gusta is a gre-it city, and the peo
ple here were beginning to believe
that all thu lawlessness imaginable
was in the Palmetto state. The
truth is, it is generally believed,
that South Carolina has a lawless
governor, and that lawlessness runs
all the way down to the lowest po
sitions in his administration. If
such has been consoript of Geor
gians, they have had the conscript
knocked into a cocked hat in the
last few days, about which the pub
lic is doubtless thoroughly informed
through the daily press. It is only
necessary for me to add, that young
Carl Dorn who was killed by the
militia here last Friday was an
Edgefield boy, a son of Mr. Man
Dorn, who was born and ru-ued in
the neighborhood of MuKendree on
Sleepy Creek. The mother of Carl
was, before marriage, a Miss Park
man, who has many friends in the
same section. Mr. Man Dorn lived
for many years in tho Red Hill sec
tion of Edgefield county, and is
well and favorably known there.
The sympathies of many Edgefield
people will go out to Mr. Dorn, who
is completely cruded by the death
of this boy, who was only 19 years
old, and who this year had made
125 bales of cotton. While we do
not wuh to go into the merits of the
controversy here in this good city,
it is self evident, that lawnessness is
rampant. It ia rampant in the na
tion. What are yeu going to do
about it? We seo a spirit of dis
obedience in the home, a chafing
usdor restraint, we see it in the
schools, in fact the time has come,
when many parents object to hav
ing their children controlled in the
schools. What is the outcome? Dis
obedience in the home, not con
trolled in the schools, our young
men and maidens enter life, ir my
of them, with contempt for consti
tuted authority. Consequently law
lessness ensues and we wonder. Why
it's no wonder.
Napoleon was once asked why
his soldiers were so valiant. His re
ply was that they were trained to
obedience in the homes of the
French people and that's the idea.
Unless our young people, the future
voters, fathers and mothers, are
trained in the homes of our people,
there is trouble ahead for our Re
public. Of course I will be classed
as an old fogy for saying this, but
the outlook to an old man like my
.??elf is anything rather optimistic.
If you question ray premise, Mr.
Editor, I hope you will not my mo
tive for I long to see peace aud
unity, growth and prosperity not
only in Georgia, but my native
state.To this end I advocate religion
and education. As long as dema
gogues play upon the ignorance of
the masses as they have done in
South Carolina and are doing here
in HUB fair city, we may expect
chaos bordering upon anarchy.
Bleaseism would be impossible in
South Carolina, and martial law
unnecessary in Augusta, if the mass
es were educated to think for them
selves, so as not to be led and inflam
ed by designing politicians and
corrupt office holders. This is a con
dition and not a theory that must
be solved by our people of the
south and I know of no better plan
than to commence in the home, con
tinue the work in .the church, and
compulsory education by the states.
Something must be done, and done
quickly, in my opinion, to preserve
our boasted civilization and I beg
to suggest these as remidies.
The Chicago health department
lus issued a special bulletin on the
eve of the opening of the public
schools of Chicago on "How to be
Happy in School." Some extracts
from the bulletin are given below
and dhould be observed by every
Fresh air makes the mind bright
and makes learning easy.
Don't shut out the sunshine,
teacher. Flood the room with sun
shine, its God's best germ destroyer
Never put pencils or pens in your
mouth. The last mouth they were
in may have been diseased.
For the same reason never swap
candy, ohewing gun or apples. It's
a dirty and dangerous thing to do.
Keep olean. Soap is your good
friend. Treat your stomach right.
Eat very little candy and what little
you do sat be sure that it is pure.
Don't run to school, especially
after eating. Start early so that
you will not be obliged to run.
Love your teacher. It will make
you cheerful and happiness is the
road to health.
I offer for sale two mature cows
and half dosen or moro heifers two
years and under. Also one male calf.
J. D. Kemp,
10-2-at. Kirksey, S. C.
Clark's Hill News.
This morning the rain is still fall
ing on our hay and while cotton
picking is almost at a stand still
and so is ginning, our cotton so wet
when it gets to tho gin that it is al
most impossible to gin it, but Mr.
Cotton Factor aud Mr. Banker say
come on with it, so hore we go.
Mr. W. P. King who baa charge
of the farmers ginnery here has
lately installed a filide gasolene en
gine and it certainly gives beautiful
service when the cotton is dry.
Mr. R. H. Middleton, one of our
long-sighted young farmers, has
been very busy for the past week
putting in rape, barley and rye for
a cover crop on his hills and to have
something green for his large herd
of Berkshires to graze upon next
pring. Hs was the first to lead
out in sobing oits. He has put in
a good many. He prepared his
land with a 3-horse disk plow and
put them in with a drill. Mr. Mid
dleton has solved ?he problem for
us to begin making large corn crops.
A few years ago some one asked
some of our people why we did not
make more corn and grind in meal.
And the reply was the mills are so
far away from us, it costs more to
have it ground than to buy meal.
So Mr. Middleton said some
time ago that he would not stand it
any longer. So he went forward
and ordered one of the latest im
proved grist mills and has installed
it in one of his barns near the
house. It is run by a gasolene
traction engine whioh he purchased
last summer. Tho mill is giving
meal of the best quality and grits
for the table like our grand fathers
used to make He grinds every Sat
urday and each day brings more
corn. Now, Mr. Farmer, plant all
the corn you want next year and
"Bob" will do the rest. Mr. Mid
dleton also has a very fine bermuda
pasture that is now ready for the
cost of living an
prices it may se<
us to claim be
But it's the
ing this season t
line of men's an
all the leading s
ask you is to lool
While in New York in Auj
of fall and winter goods bef<
which places us on the ground
able to serve you to advantag
chandise is large and was bouj
our very best service. All we
our stock of Dry Goods, Noti<
and many noveltias too numei
We can convince you that (
ply your fall and winter need.?
family. Come in and let us s
never been better equipped fo:
public. If they have an idle mule,
horse or dry cow, send them to bim
with a small sum and he will tako
care of them for you. ho pe
this will be the boc in ni
raising in this country
Messrs. D. VV. Sh
have added another c.
M. Damson of Fa?; a
bright youug fellow an h
him well. Ibis large ?<-? rt .
?tore is HOM* full 01 pretty }?oods,
and the men and their clerks are
Mr. W. H. Reynolds is remodel
ing his home and when it is finished
it will be very comfortable for the
Our school opened last week with
Mrs. Bradley as teacher. This is
her third term with us. Though
pouring down rain on the opening
day, almost every pupil answered to
roll call. We hope all will report
in a few days. Tho trustees will
soon install apiano in the music
room of the n?w building and our
girls will be taught music.
Dr. B. T. Sharpton will soon go
to take up his third year at the med
ical college in Atlanta.
G. D. Mims was in our town at
few days ago, looking well Ile
has the road fever bad and we think
the only cure for him is to help him
get better roads.
Mrs. V. S. Mar e is visiting her
mother, Mrs. Matiie Rich.
Mrs. E. L. Foumile entertained a
few of her friends a few days in
honor of her cousins, Miss Harley
and Mrs. Bailey. They both said
they felt like they were visiting the
mountains, being from the flat
Miss Ethel Hughes is still with
us and we are glad to have her, be
cause ethe is a ray of sunshine every
time you meet her. She never meets
a stranger. To meet her is to kuow
her and love her.
Clark's Hill, S. C.
f Stock ]
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tter suits and
case. Buying I
knowing how I
We are show
Ld boys suits in
hades. All we
? over our line.
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ri is Here
just we made large purchases
)re there was any advance
i floor in the matter of being
e. Our stock of fall mer
.;ht right' We now offer you
ask is you to call and see
3ns, Clothing, Shoes, Hats,
.ous to mention,
mr store is the place to' sup
? for every member of the
how you through. We have
r serving you.