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/. L M/MS,-.Editor
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Advertiser Building at $1.50 per yeal*
Enterad as second class matter at
the postoffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
antess accompanied by the writer's
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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER, 9, 1Q12.
There is but one road to lead us to
God-humility; all other ways would
only lead astray, even were they
fenced in with all virtues.-BOILEAU.
When they "strike" in Georgia they
' Greenwood has passed an ordinance
prohibiting the sale of cigarettes to
persons under 18 years of age. Would
not such an ordinance be a good thing
In Charleston county there are 651
automobiles. The average value of
each machine is estimated to be about
$1,500, making the total amount invest
ed in automobiles something like
In this exigency it is the duty of ;
every good citizen to vote for J. Fra
ser Lyon for attorney general next
Tuesday. The grafters and violaters
of the law generally will vote solidly
Edgefield county covered itself wira
honor by the record it made in the
first primary. Now let's add to the
honors by giving the Hon. J. Frtuer
Lyon a very large majority next Tues
The loyalty of the Greeks ir. Amer! :a
to their old mother country which is
now engaged in a bloodly war is worthy
of the highest commendation. Besides
volunteering their services they are
contributing of their money more gen
erously than Democrats are to the
National campaign fund.
The Newberry Herald and News
seems to find peculiar pleaiure in mak
ing garbled reproductions of some of
The Advertiser's editorials. All we ask
;s that it conform to the rules of honor
able journalism, and reproduce edito
rials in full instead of taking a paragraph
here and a paragraph yonder and so
coupling them together as to cause the
reader to form conclusions that were not
intended. . x
Twenty-three trunks of clothing and
other dutiable imports from Europe
were seized by the collector of cus
toms in New York the other day be
cause the'owner, a woman of sixty
summers, failed to maka the proper
declaration of values. The great won
der in connection with the affair is not
. that the woman made a false declara
tion but rather what need has a woman
of 60 with 23 trunks.
Troops Were Needed.
The governor should have complied
with the request of the sheriff of Ai
ken county for troops to suppress t- j
lawlessness in North Augusta Sund?,
afternoon. What is the militia for ii
not tobe called out to protect life and
property when the civil authorities are
.unable to cope with the situation? The
failure of the governor to comply with
the. very reasonable request will have a
tandency to embolden violators of
the law. Governor Brown of Georgia
has set Governor Blease of South Caro
lina a good example but he failed to
Facts in Support of Prohibition.
The daily press of the past week has
contained dispatches that give prohibi
tionists strong arguments to use in
their efforts to suppress whiskey drink
ing. Coming too as they do from an
outside source renders them all the
more noteworthy and effective. It will
not be amiss to refer directly to somo
of these dispatches that have appeared
in the daily papers.
Elsewhere in this issue will be found
a statemont from a surgeon of the
United States army which places him
on record as advocating the enforce
ment of total abstinence among the en
listed men. He gives the result of his
personal observations along this line.
Read what is stated by this very excel
During the recent World's Ccagr^ss
of Hygiene fiat was held in V\ shfag
toc, Dr. Jaques Bertillon, chiei of ;?e
bureau of municipal statistics, Paris,
stated that users of alcohol are more
subject to tuberculosis than non-users.
While alcohol attacks the liver, Dr.
Bertillon stated that it attacks the
lungs twice &s often, citing statistics
to show that among men between the
Jiges of R5 and 45 consumption caused
the dca tl) of twice as many drinkers as
Great :orporations are steadily draw
ing the lines against men who drink.
The Delaware, Lackawanna and Wes
tern railroad has just adopted a drastic
rule enforcing total abstinence among
its trainmen. The road has recently
had some very disastrous wrecks that
were due directly to the use of intoxi
cants by its employees. Hereafter all
who work for this great railway sys
tem must abstain altogether from in
Farmers Should be Independent
Everybody who knows anything at
all about the actual cost of growing
cotton knows that instead of declining,
the price should steadily advance.
W hen the supply of western hogs is
short does the price cf lard and bacon
decline? No. When western beef cattle
are scarce do the products of the large
packing houses steadily fall? No.
When western mules and horses sre
scarce do we find that they sell for
less than when the supply is plentiful?
-No. Why then in the name of reason
should there be a decline in the price
of cotton when the present crop will
hardly keep the spindles of the world
running for twelve months?
The difference between the western
packer and stock raiser and the
southern cotton producer 1 is this:
The former fix their prices and will
s ell for no less, while the debt-ridden,
dependent farmer is forced to sell the
p roduct of his labor at whatever price
Such a situation is truly deplorable.
The id ea of a man working six OT eight
months making a crop and then hav
ing absolutely no voice in fixing the
pricp. But such a condition will exist
as lo:.g as farmers are forced to sell
as Boon as the crop can be harvested
in order to meet pressing demands.
Southern farmeTS have practically a
monopoly in supplying the world with
cot; .-, but they are so impoverished
finrr c .'illy that they can not avail
th -ives of the advantages which
I th? monopoly afTord.
Then, too there ?9 something wrong
with southern farm management. Sup
pose ti e preset ;; order of things was
reversed. Wt: the southern man the
manufacturer and the shrewd Yankee
the cotton grower, it would only be a
few years before the staple would be
i selling for something like 20 cents year
I after year. Just as the keen-witted
[Yankee is now fleecing the cotton
'grower, under this change of condi
tions he would fleece the manufacturer
by storing cotton, letting it go only
when the price which he fixed for it
The one great need is for the south
ern farmer to become independent so
he can hold cotton until a satisfactory
price is offered. Just how this inde
pendence is to be gained is a problem
that each individual farmer must solve
for himself. As the advantages, limi
tations and handicaps of farmers dif
fer widely, no iron bound rule or sys
tem of management can be universal
ly adopted. Let each one work out his
own financial salvation. Not until this
is done, however, can the cotton grow
er expect to be otherwise than bound
haad and foot.
Following is a statement of the
ownership, management, etc., of
The Edgefield Advertiser, as re
quired by the Act of August 34,
i 012 :
P blish<^ once a week ai Edge?
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? .me o. editor. i.
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Pos'-cfn .. lre*i .t iieid,S.C.
-rB: Ti . ." owned
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Bondi.- . rr.niteagees and
v.iher security u'odei , holding 1
per cent, o:. QIOT \ i ital bonds,
mortgages or oUV ?i-curiiies: None.
J. L. Mims.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this first day of October, 1912.
E. J. Mims, (L. S.)
N. P. of S. C.
My commission expires during
pleasure of tue Governor.
A man evidently from the rural
districts, stepped up to the ticket
seller in the forty-second street sub
way station and asked :
"Been in town long?"
"Quite a while," replied the tick
"Know a man named O'Connell?"
''Say,'* said the ticket seller, im
patiently, "there are 5,000,000 peo
ple in this city. Do you expect me
to know everybody here?"
"Ko, replied the ruraliet", "but
I thought you might have sense
? enough to know one."
I Current Comment J
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A Joyous Jump.
From politics to turnips there is a
wide span, but you've got to jump it.
Give us the turnips everytime.
Some New Words.
W-i-l-s-o-n is the new way to spell
prosperity.-News and Courier.
Likewise L-y-o-n is the new word
for law enforcement in South Carolina.
Remember that and vote right next
The prattle of children is a blessed
benediction in any home. The house
is a dreary place where it is never
Respectfully referred to Edgefield's
Better Be Old Maids.
Some girls must dread the _ idea of
becoming old maids. Otherwise they
wouldn't marry the kind of men they
Some girls seem to lose their head
and heart both.
Election Tear in Marlboro.
We have already had three elections
in this county, and will have three more
within a month. -Pee Dee Advocate.
We extend profound sympathy to the
election-ridden people of Marlboro
Will Show Defects.
Tight trousers are going to be worn
again this winter. We will agdn be
able to spot the knock-knees and the
bow-legs. -Columbia Record.
Here's sympathy for the fellow with
Watch Edgefield's Majority. .
J. Fraser Lyon ought to be re-elect
ed attorney general. His record in the
office entitles him to another term. Let
Bamberg county roll up a good majori
ty for him.-Bamberg Herald.
The attorney ganeral will receive the
lion's share of the votes in this county.
Let Us Hope So.
There are more good patriotic citizens
in Spartanburg than the other kind.
We are thankful for this. -Spartanburg
Better be guarded in your statements,
as the election figures are yet fresh in
Theodore H. Price has five of his cot
ton pickers in operation near Laurii*
burg, and reports say that they are
successfully picking the cotton. He
has several other machines at work in
Texas-Pee Dee Advocate.
Edgefield county needs several hun
dred of Price's cotton pickers.
The Despicable Fault-finder.
Did you ever gain anything by per
pc dually finding fault with the cook, or
neighbors, or children? You always
lose when you try it.-Spartanburg
The perpetual fault-finders grows
sour and embittered, and the world
soon hates him as cordially as he hates
How are you improving the precious
hours between 7 and 10 o'clock these
evenings? How some of these young
people do squander time! Two hours
spent each day this winter in reading
best books and studying things they
ought to know, will lay the foundation
for the acquirement of a liberal educa
Read this to your boy and encourage
hi m to spend a part of these long eve
Please is to be governor for two
more years. We accept the result
with the philosophy contained in the
verse which Col. C. W. Dudley used
to run at the head of the paper which
he edited in Benne4 Isv". ip :
For every evil ui;Jer the ?un
There is a> remedy, or there's none.
If there is om., try to iii cl it;
But if there's none, r iver mind it.
-Pee Lee Advocate.
There's no remedy under the sun so
"never mind it."
An Appreciated Notice.
Mr. S. McG. Simkins made the
following very kindly reference to
The Advertiser in his correspon
dence to the News and Courier a
few d?ys ago:
"For a number of years Mr. J. L.
Mima, of the Edgefield Advertiser,
has given three prizes for the larg
est yields ofcorn on an acre of ground
by farmers in this county-$15 for
the largest, $10 for the second and
$5 for the third. Judges for the
oontest have been selected and in
the next two weeks the prizes will
be awarded. Besides getting out
one of the very best county papers
in the State Mr. Miras has been in
defatigable in bio efforts to induce
farmers to raise all their meat and
food stuff at home, and his lauda
ble efforts have brought decided re
(Ey Rev. John Lake.)
South Carolina! dearest, sweetest
A noiHion loyal hearts with one acclaim
Do honor to thee, proudly sing thy
To ono another!
Illustrious in the royal sisterhood
Of states and nations, stand, as thou
So fair and f'-arless, glorious and good,
A queen, our mother!
The savage tribes would slay thee at
.The bondmaid's son would crush thee
to the earth,
The sisters of thy house despise thy
But God, most holy,
Thy fathers' God, himself hath chosen
To fill a high and holy destiny,
And bless the children of the bond and
High born and lowly.
And strangers' sons, now citizens in
And docile sons of red men, share thy
And dusky, care free myriads are fed
From thy full table:
Peace smiles away the battle cloud o?
The anvil beats the time for harvest
And church and school bells call to
Fair skinned and sable.
So, towering like thy tall palmetto
The southern sunshine burnishing thy
Atlantic kissing soft thy feet so fair,
Stand, like thy mountains!
May storms but make thy roses closer
And store thee up the music in the
Drive song birds from the forest's heart
Brim-fill thy fountains.
Peace, peace to thee! May every bat
Give up thy heroes' blood-a glorious
To be a blood-bought covenant, God
In every garden.
May every crimson petal peace declare,
May every autumn leaf a message
The red in sky and rainbow, every
Of peace and pardon.
May every rugged cross of trunk and
Attest thy living faith, recall thy vows,
And twine fresh garlands for thy chil
May every cross put forth a living
Of evergreen, of victory and renown,
And bloom and bear and drop rich
(By Rev. John Lake.)
There is joy, "South Carolina,"
In a heart that knew but pain;
There is rest, "South Carolina,"
For a weary, throbbing brain:
All the aching,
All the breaking,
All the longings unexpressed,
Wild and tragic,
By the magic
Of thy touch, have fled my breast.
I can pray, "South Carolina,"
As I never prayed of yore;
And forgive, "South Carolina,"
As I ne'er forgave before:
Out of strife a peace, so new!
And the pruning,
God hath used thy hands todo!
And my dreams, "South Carolina,"
That thy face and favor fill,
All are siveet, "South Carolina,"
And the waking's sweeter still
For the waking
Is the breaking
Of a brighter day for me:
Glows with beauty,
Toiling side by side with thee!
0 "Carolina," "South Carolina,"
So true and tender, so dear to me!
My "Carolina," "South Carolina,"
My heart is singing love to thee
Notice of Primary Ejection.
By order of the state executive
committee of the Democratic party
a primary election will be held on
Tuesday, October 16, 1912, for the
office of attorney general. The same
managers that acted in the other
primaries are requested to act, and
the same rules and regulations as
governed the other elections will
be observed. The executive commit
tee of this county will meet on
Thursday, October 17, to tabulate
the vote. A full attendance of this
meeting is urged.
B. E. Nicholson,
Notice of Auction Sale of
I will havo sold at public out-cry,
at Edgefield, South Carolina, on
the first Monday in November A.
D., 1912, during the legal hours of
sale, all of that tract of land known
as Mrs. S. E. Hardisty's place,
containing 70 acres.
This place is on the public road
about one mile below Roper's Cross
Roads and contains an abundant
supply of wood and is well watered,
having two running streams to pass
through it. This land is well adapt
ed to corn and cotton and would
also make a fine dairy farm.
Terms of Bale cash. Papers extra.
Mrs. S. E. Hardisty,
With everyone crying high
cost of living and advance of
prices it may seem strange for
us to claim better suits and
- " *
But it's the case. Buying
advantages and knowing how
are responsible. We are show
ing this season the handsomest
line of men's and boys suits in
all the leading shades. All we
ask you is to look over our line.
Edgefield, S. C.
In Market for Cotton
The Grantville Mfg. Cc : <pany
is in the market for good new cot
ton, provided it is free of damp
ness and gin cuts. 1-8 of a cent
under Augusta prices will be paid
for same delivered at Graniteville
A. H. Gibert, Sec'y.
If you do not get value received for your money. If
you get inferior goods for which you pay as much as
we charge you for the good kind, you can blame only
yourself. Our 20 years experieuce in the grocery
business and our ''square deal" policy ifi worth some
thing to the prospective buyer and all we ask isa trial.
"We can deliver the goods." Groceries and feed for
man and beast.
ARRIIMGTON BROS. & CO.
Office and salesroom 863 Broad Wareho ?3? C. . Rail, ad
P.S. Mr. H. Gary Satcher is with ns and will be glad 10 BM L "rieud*
Fall Season is He 8
While in New York in August we made large purchases
of fall and winter goods before there was any advance
which places us on the ground floor in the matter of being
able to serve you to advantage. Our stock of fall mer
chandise is large and was bought right* We now offer you
our very best service. All we ask is you to cali and see
our stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Clothing, Shoes, Hats,
and many novelties too numerous to mention.
We can convince you that our si.ore is the place to sup
ply your fall and wigter needs for every member of the
family. Come in and let us show you through. We have
ever been better equipped for serving you.