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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, June 3rd.
IThose who are loudest in their
threats are the weakest in the execu
tion of them.-COLTON.
Carranza clamors for consideration
at hands of mediators.
lt appears to us that the whole coun- j
try went dry during the month of May.
Speaking of a river in connection
with the Colonel, leads us Nto say
that we believe he has "crossed
over the river," politically.
The Advertiser hopes South Carolina
will not be represented in the confer
ence of Governors soon to be held in
Madison, Wis. That Richmond con
ference is still an unpleasant memory.
Demagogues are already telling the
people that the State Democratic con
vention ' 'tried to rob the laboring man
of the right of suffrage." Those who
are really informed as to what the con
vention did know that such statements
are positively false.
Whatever else may be said of Huerta,
he is not lacking in, gray matter. He
had the astuteness to accomplish indi
'.ectly what he failed to accomplish di
rectly After failing by other means
to gain recognition from the United
States, he refused to salute the flag,
and is now being treated with as much
consideration as if he were King
Government For Vocational Education.
Vocational education has taken a
firm hold on the entire country. The
pity is that it was not advocated 50
years ago. Senator Hoke Smith has
introduced a bill in congress providing
for an appropriation of $1,500. OOO next
year to pay the salaries of teachers of
agricultural, trade, industrial and home
economics. This amount is to increase
automatically until 1924, when it will
reach the sum of $7,000.000. This is
the kind of legislation that is needed to
develop the country's resources and to
increase the earning capacity of the
individual citizen. Had this work
been undertaken years ago, one would
hear but little now of the high-cost-of
First Cotton Report.
The department of agriculture in
Washington gave out the first report
Monday on the condition of the cotton
crop of 1914. and the percentage is the j
lowest since 1871, with the exception
of 1903 and 1907. The condition of the i
crop on May 25 was 74.3 of normal,
which is seven per cent below the 10
It should be noted that Texas is the
lowest of the cotton growing States,
being only 65 per cent of normal.
While we have been suffering from a
prolonged drought in South Carolina,
Texas has been visited with excessive
rainfall for the past 60 days. Else
where in this issue will be found a let
ter from Brandon, Texas, by a former i
Edgefieldman, stating what the actual
conditions are in that portion of Texas.
It is not probable that Texas will make
anything like a normal crop this year.
While, of course, we are not elated
over the misfortmes of fanners of the
Lone Star St<? te. it leads us to believe
that a normal crop will not he made
over the cotton belt this year and that
the price will be equally as good or)
better than last fall.
"Paid Out of Crimes."
In ?. respectful article which is pub-j
fished elsewhere in this issue, Rev.
Frank Weaver, pastor of Shaw's Creek
church, writes of the homicide which
occurred at that church about 10 days
ago. He says, "We try to keep good
order in the midst of this large con
gregation, but as long as bad boys are
paid out of bad crimes and sent back
on our good people we can not hope for
better times." This colored pastor
calls attention to an evil which should
be stopped. It is true that as long as
white men pay fines of young negroes,
instead of letting them serve a term I
o? the chaingang, lawlessness among
this class will increase. When ne
groes who are inclined to be reck
less and lawless, feel assured that they
have the "boss man" at their backs,
and that if they commit a crime he will
pay them out. they are difficult to con
The colored people themselves can
not cope with these young negroes at
their large church gatherings as long
as white men thus indirectly encourage
them in their defiance of the law.
Unless there is a change, conditions
will grow from bad to worse, re-acting
upon those who are now paying fines.
Let the violator of law suffer accord
ing to the degree of the offense, and
then the tendency will be toward a de
crease of crime.
Horrible Havoc Wrought.
Many a foul crime is the result of
liquor. Many a good character has
become a savage character, and
many an honest man has become a
degraded being from the effects of
strong drink. With such general
facts as these we are all familiar.
But never before to our knowl
edge of men experienced in court
room work has liquor wrought such
horrible havuc as that revealed in
the case of the state against H. T.
Thompson. A farmer of good repute
he was. A man of family. Drink
became a habit of his, then down,
down, down came his moral percep
tions, while stronger and stronger
grew his temptations. He ran with
vile persons. And then finally,
though the human mind revolts and
imagination is powerless to conceive
the deed, he outraged one of his
Thompson to-day stands a con
demned man; condemned to death
in the electric chair. Six years ago
he stood a respected man in his
community. Kow could such a fall
have occurred, we asked? *'It was
booie," answered the man to whom
we talked.-Greenville News.
Plans Made by County Execu
In response to the call of the
chairman, B. E. Nicholson, the
county Democratic executive com
mittee met Monday and carried ont
the provisions of the new party rules
for conducting the primary elec
tion. Practically every club was
represented and the meeting was
altogether harmonious. There were
several changes made in the clubs.
Instead of being designated as the
Edgefield and Hampton clubs, here
after the two clubs here will be
known as Edgefield Nos. 1 and 2
and the two clubs of Johnston in
stead of being designated as John
ston Nos. 1 and 2, will hereafter
be known as Lee club and Calhoun
All persons residing east of the
Southern railroad track will be
members of Calhoun club and those
residing west of the track will com
pose the membership of club Lee.
The town of Edgefield is divided
by the Columbia road, Main street,
Jeter street and Abbeville road. The
name of the Washington precinct'
was changed to Modoc and two new
clubs, Clark's Hill and Parksville,
were formed, all of these being
towns on the Charleston ti Western
Enrollment committees were ap
pointed for all of the clubs in
the county and a place was designa
ted for opening the enrollment
book for each club. At the meet
ing Monday the committee arrang
ed the details for the county cam
paign, which will open July 21.
All pledges must be tiled and as
sessments paid by noon of July 10.
The following: assessments were fix
ed: House of representatives, $10;
treasurer, 810; auditor. *10; master
in equity, $7.50; judge of proba'e,
*7.50; coroner, ?2.50: magistrate,
$?2.50. Seven county campaign
meetings were arranged as follows:
Johnston, July -?I: Long Branch,
July 22; Trenton, July 20: Repub
lican, July 24; Parksville, July 25:
Gilgai, duly 28, and Edgefield, Ju
Flower Mission Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of
the W. C. T. I", will take place on
.Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock at
the residence of Mrs. E. S. John
son, when the animal dower mission
meeting will be held. A pleasant
program is being prepared, and
every member is cordially invited
During the week all are requested
to spend as much time as possible
in dispensing kindness and loving
service to those in need. Write
down your experiences o? a slip of
paper, and without a signature these
will be read at the meeting.
Remember the flower mission
meeting on Monday afternoon June
8. On Tuesday the W. C. T. U.
will pay their annual visit to the
County Home where a picnic dinner
will be served in connection with
the other county unions and reli
gious services held for thc residents
Mrs. J. L. Mirna, Pres.
What Others Say
A Lui Generis.
Col. Roosevelt, there is only one, so
further designation is superfluous, says
he is politics more than ever. He is R
most interesting personality, but his
Progressive party is one of the histori
cal has-beens. -Greenwood Index.
Chewing Gum Unclean.
Don't know about that chemical
substitute for use in making chewing
gum, but it certainly can be a cleaner
substance than the present basis of
chewing gum. Few people" stop to
think that their chewing gum is prac
tically just as it came from the Mexi
can forests, handled by unwashed peon
hands, with insects caught by the li
I quid chicle as it flows frrm the trees. ,
The flavoring and the tasty package
cover a multitude of undesirables.
Pleased With New Rules.
The Newberry Herald and News,
and the Yorkville Enquirer, both sup
porters of the present administration,
approve the new primary rules. Many
supporters of the Governor have been
heard to express the opinion that there
were no objections to them. Of course
it will be some trouble to enroll your
name, and many will not do it. A large
number of people never voted under |
the old system either, and of course,
all will not vote now, for many of
them will not go to the trouble to en
roll. It will be their own fault if they
do not do it, however.-Abbeville Me-,
Judges Fail to do Duty.
We agree with The Greenwood Jour
nal that a witness, while on the stand
under cross-examination, in many in
stances is subjected to humiliation and
abuse by the attorney conducting the
examination. Of course, when a wit
nett is evidently lying and dodging
Questions, he need not expect to be
ealt with while in the same way as
one who is telling the truth in a
straightforward manner. But this evil
can be corrected by the presiding judge,
whose duty it is to see that a witness
gets fair treatment, but unfortunately
the trial judge is in a close place and
will not interpose to protect the wit
ness, because of injuring his chances
for re-election.-Lancaster News.
There is a woman out in the
street hobbling along-^
"Crippled or stylish?"
"Henpeekke hasn't spoken to his
wife in a year" "Doesn't like to in
terrupt ber, eh?"-Judge.
"Isn't Deeds, the lawyer, a ra
ther extravagant man?"
"By no means. I've known him
to make one suit last for several
Tommy-Pop, a man and his
wife are one, aren't they?
Tommy's Pop-Yes, my son;
sometimes one too many.-Phila
A young minister preached one
Sunday to a rural congregation and
spent the next day visiting the peo-,
At the house, the man of the
house was expressing his apprecia
tion of the sermon in very compli
mentary terms, while assisting the
minister to put up his team. His lit
tle son had followed him and after
eyeing the minister a minute or two
exclaimed: "Why, papa, you said
he was a one boss preacher, and he's
got two hosses!"
"Children, said the teacher, while
instructing the class in composition.
You should not attempt any flights
of fancy, but write what is in you.
Do not imitate any other person's
writings or draw inspiration from
As a result of thi* advice Johnny
Wise turned in the following com
position. . )
"We should not attempt any
Hites of fancy, but rite what is in
us. In me there is my stominick,
lungs, hart, liver, two apples, one
piece of pudding, two cakes of
chocolate cream, and my dinner."
At a social affair the other night
they were speaking about the un
fortunate faculty some people have
of always saying the wrorg thing,
and Miss Corine Hamilton, of Co
lumbia, S. C., chief sponsor for the
Confederate re-union at Jackson-!
ville, Fla., told of the sad break
made by a party named Jones.
Recently Jones attended a fash
ionable ball. During the evening he
mel a pretty young woman dressed
in soft, tilmy white, and wearing
the cutest little slippers that ever I
encased a dainty foot. Instantly the)
Jones eye dropped in that direction.
"Pardon me, apologized Jones, j
blushfully, it was very rude of me,
I know, but I couldn't help notic
ing your slippers."
"I see, smiled the young woman,
good-naturedly. What do you think
"What do I think of them?I
exclaimed Jones, with large empha
sis; "they are simply immense!"-j
Notice of Opening Books of En
rollment For Voters in The
Election. Etc. Etc.
Notice is hereby given, that the
following committees for enroll
ment have been appointed to enroll
the voters nf Edgetield county in
the Democratic Primary for the
year 1914, and said books of enroll
ment will be opened at the places
designated for each club Tuesday,
June 9th. 1H14:
Enrollment committees for the
Democratic clubs of Edgetield coun
ty, South Carolina, and places
where books are to be opened:
Bacon: J AI Wright, Sec., G M
Smith and J II Bouknight; at Bouk
Cleveland: C C Jones, Sec., W
S G Heath and T L Talbert; at C
C Jones' store.
Colliers: Dr J N Grafton, Sec., D
T Mathis and E B Mathis: at
Edgetield Democratic Club No 1: j
Walton W Fuller, Sec., A E Pad
gett and W E Lott; at Ramsey &
Edgetield Democratic Club No 2:
J W Kemp. Sec., L L Clippard and
T J Paul; at the Mercantile Co store.
Hibler: Dannie White, Sec., G S
Cartledge and W L Ridlehoover; at
Dan White's store.
Lee: W h Coleman, Sec., W M
Sawyer and W M Wright; at
Calhoun: A M Clark, Sec., J A
Lott and J W Hardy ; store of Lott
Long Branch: RL Scott, Sec.,
Lewis Clark and Luther Yonce; at
LewiB Clarks' store.
Meriwether: H F Cooper, Sec.,
Walter Cheatham and J C Shaw; at
Walter Cheatham's residence.
Meeting Street: J K Allen, Sec.,
J R Blocker and W S Stevens; at
MOBS: P W Cheatham, Sec., T
A Williams and W T Reel: at
Pleasant Lane: J T McDowell,
Sec., S T Williams and F L Tim
merman; at F LTimrnerjnan's store.
Plum Branch: J R Bodie, Sec.,
J H Lyon and W R Freeland: at
Red Hill: H E Qnarles, Sec., J
W Bailey and J W McDaniel; at
Quarles & McDaniels' store.
Rehoboth: D I Morgan, Sec., C
Strom and W A Winn; at D I
Ropers: J E Dobey, Sec., J B
Timmerman and R A Timmerm,?n;
at Timmerman's store.
JShaw: W W Wise, Sec., G F j
Cong and J R Moss; at J R Moss' i
s to re. !
South Hibbler: J D Hughey,
Sec., W E Sheppard and R H
Quarles; at Quarles' store.
Washington: B M Hussey, Sec.,
A V Bussey and N W McDaniel;
at the depot.
Parksville: D N Dorn, Sec., W
R Parks and C Robertson; at Bank
Clark's Hill: J O Marshall, Sec.,
J P Nixon and W S Middleton; at
The qualifications for member
ship in any club of the party and
for voting at a primary are as fol
lows: The applicant for member
ship, or voter, shall be iii yea?s of
age, or shall become so before the
succeeding general election and be
a white Democrat. He shall be a
citizen of the United States and of
this State. No person shall belong
to any club or vote in any primary
unless he hts resided in the State
two years and in the county six
months prior to the succeeding gen
eral election and in the club district
GO days prior to the first primary
following his offer to enroll; pro
vided that public school teachers
and ministars of the gospel in charge
of a regular organized church shall
be exempt from the provisions of
this section as to residence, or oth
erwise qualified. The town of Edge
field and tba adjacent territory is
divided into two club Districts as
follows: All wards north of Colum
bia road and street, Main street,
Jeter street and Abbeville road shall
constitute one club District, and all
wards south of said Columbia road
and street, Main street, Jeter street
and Abbeville road shall constitute
the other club district for said town,
and that are citizens residing in town
ships adjacent to said town and
nearer thereto than to any other vo
ting precinct north of said line
shall vote in the first district, and
those residing south of said line
shall vote in the second district.
The town of Johnston and the ad
jacent territory is divided into two
club districts as follows: The South
ern Railway shall be the dividing
line between the two Club districts.
The first district shall embrace all
of tbe Town of Johnston North
West of the Southern Railway, and
the second distiict shall embrace
all of the town of Johnston South
East of the Southern Railway, and
that those citizens residing in adja
cent townships and nearer to the
town of Johnston than to any other
voting precinct shall be allowed to
vote at the club district situated on
?.he sanie side of the railway as they
reside. At Trenton, Modoe, Parks
ville and Plum Branch the club dis
tricts shall embrace the respective
town limits, and those citizens in
the adjacent townships living nearer
the voting: precincts in said towns
than to any other voting precinct.
In all other cases the voter must
enroll in the club nearest his place
of residence calculated by the near
est practical route and can vote only
at the voting place, of such club
and the "territory included by this
test shall be considered the club dis
trict of such club. Each voter must
sign the club roll in person giving
his full name, aere, occupation and
post office address. The books for!
enrollment will remain open until
the last Tuesday in July, at which
time they will close. AU voters are
urged to go in person and enroll
their names upon the club rolls of
the respective clubs to which they j
B. E. NICHOLSON,
June 2, 1914.
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Now is the time to get rid of
your rheumatism. Try a twenty
five cent bottle of Chamberlain's
liniment and see how quickly your)
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There is a saying that "rapid
eating is slow suicide." If you have
formed the habit of eating too rap
idly you are most likely suffering
from indigestion or constipation,
which will result eventually in se
rions illness unless corrected. Di
gestion begins in the month. Food
should be thoroughly masticated
and insalivated. Then when you
have a fullness of the stomach or
feel dull and stupid after eating,
take one of Chamberlain's tablets.
Many severe cases of stomach
trouble and constipation have been
cured by the use of these tablets.
They are easy to take and most!
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Strike when the iron is hot and
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They paint ships a dozen times a
year; yes, some of them, every voy
age. What for. do you think? To
look nice and get busineas.
A livery keeps its carriages paint
ed and varnished and washed, to
iook nice and get business.
A man with a house for sale or
to let, 'does it up," and Devoe is
There's more in paint than to
keep out water. Paint for looks and
you needn't think about water. A
fresh coat of paint once a year is
about as good for his credit as pay
ing bis debts. But the man whose
buildings and fences look new, very
likely, hah no debts.
Stewart & Kernaghan sells it,
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"I could scratch .ny self to piec
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Mrs. C A Einfeldt, Rock Island,
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Every family without exception
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summer months. Chamberlain'*
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needed and is almost certain to be
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