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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
Wednesday, Sept. 2nd.
Wo people were ever better than
their laws, though many have been
Vote, vote, vote next Tuesday.
A coat tail is a mighty poor political
asset in South Carolina.
The law-breakers have had their day
in South Carolina.
To make a satisfactory result sure
in the second primary, vote as well as
Edgefield county should pall not less
than 1,900 next Tuesday. Let your
vote be one of them.
Cansler saysj to his friends over
the State: "Vote for Manning, the ex
ponent of good government".
A vote for Richard I. Manning for
governor and Andrew J. Bethea will
be a vote for good government.
Let's elect a man governor who will
be the governor of all of the people of
South Carolina. Such a man is Hon.
Richard L Manning.
The people have put their stamp of
disapproval on the policy of a public
official favoring his friends and ignor
ing those who differ from him in poli
The all-cotton farmer has at last met
his Waterloo. Only the most rigid
economy can save him from total bank
Under present conditions it is not
likely that automobile numbers, as
registered in the office of the clerk of
court, will mount up so rapidly.
By their ballots the farmers of the
State expressed their appreciation for
what Senator Smith has done for them
during the past six years.
It is the duty of every voter to cast
his ballot next Tuesday. Do not as
sume that enough votes will be cast
without yours to elect the best men to
Holding conventions and adopting
resolutions serve a good purpose, but
experience and observation have con
vinced us that every farmer must work
out his own financial salvation.
Our prediction is that the next ses
sion of the general assembly will be
entirely free from the friction and dis
cord that have been so conspicuous du
ring the past four years.
Many of the celebrated opera singers
who were summering in Europe have
joined the Red Cross society. Owing
to the cancelled engagements of operas,
it is said that in Chicago alone hotels
will loose $1,000,000.
With the election of Hon. Richard I.
Manni- r a new day will dawn in State
politics. Every man-not a favored
few-will hereafter enjoy equal rights
and privileges, Every citizen will feel
that he has a part in the government.
Better begin the operation of your
barnyard fertilizer plant. Guano will
be scarce and high next spring. Even
if the war should end in one or two
months, which is altogether improba
ble, the price of potash would be very
much higher than formerly-entirely
too high to purchase with seven cents
Help in a Worthy Cause.
South Carolina should be represented
at the Panam? exposition. An exhibi
tion of her resources should appear
along with those of other States, hut
this cannot be done without money.
The legislature failed to make an ap
propriation for this purpose, therefore
ankss the necessary amount is raised
by subscriptions this State can not
tf.ke part in the great exposition. The
A Iverttser has received a number of
bronze medais from the South Carolina
Exposition Commission and one will be
given to every individual who con
tributes a dollar to the exposition fund.
Do you not want a part in this lauda
ble undertaking? Send us a dellar and
we will forward it to the treasurer in
Columbia, publishing the names of
those who contribut? to the fund.
Whenever reports are circulated or
campaign circulars issued at the
eleventh hour they should go unheeded
by every thoughtful citizen. The fact
that they are withheld until the elec
tion is too near at hand to afford an
opportunity of a denial or an explana
tion is proof pos/tive that they are false
and are being circulated for the pur
pose of injuring some candidate.
The Advertiser h's been informed
that circulars containing false charges
are being scattered over Edgefield
county for the purpose of injuring Mr.
.Manning. That such literature was held
back by the political opponents of Mr.
Manning until he had absolutely no op
portunity to disprove these charges, is
manifestly unjust and we do not be
lieve the citizenship of Edgefield coun
ty will countenance any such method
to defeat a good man for office.
The Hon. Richard I. Manning is a
man of acknowledged ability and whose
character is absolutely without a blot
or stain. He holds the confidence of
the peopleof Sumtercounty, the people
who know him best. Notwithstanding
the fact that there were ll candidates
for governor, in the first primary Mr.
Manning received two-thirds of the
votes cast in Sumtercounty. which is a
strong endorsement by his own people.
Beware of campaign lies that are
circulated at the eleventh hour. Such
methods should react upon those in
whose interests that are circulated.
Jewelry Stolen From Mrs. J. B.
Chief of Police Cathcart has re
covered diamo: 1 mounted jewelry,
valued at ap, . >ximately ?2,500,
stolen from a bureau in the rooms
of Mrs. J. B. Norris, at the Imperial
Hotel, on Juno 23. The self-con
fessed thief, Samuel Harris, was ar
rested in Rochester, but was taken
to Jacksonville, his home. He is
addicted to the use of cocaine, it is
said, ind while under the influence
of the drug, he is given to thieve
ry. Owiug to the circumstances
he will not be prosecuted but
placed in.an infirmary for treat
Mrs. Norris was at dinner when
the theft occurred. She notified
the police department here and a
description of the missing jewelry
was immediately sent out. A few
days r\go Harris was arrested in
Rochester and one piece of jewelry
was found on him together with a
large quantity of dentist's gold in
glass bottles. A photograph of the
jewelry found on Harris was sent
to Chief Cathcart and was identified
by Mrs. Norris. He talked and told
where he had pawned the other
pieces. A breast pin was recovered
from a pawnship in Rochester an
other piece of jewelry was found in
pawn at Alexander, Va., and an ear
ring in Albany. A piece of jewel
ry valued at *00u or *7uu bad been
pawned for as little as *17.-Co
The Corner Store.
In spite of elections and world
wide wars, the Corner Store is not
only doing business at the same old
stand, but it has taken on renewed
zeal and energy. Mr. Turner an
nounces this" week that he has on
display all of the new fall merchan
dise and invites the patrons of the
Corner Store ard public generally
to come and supply their wants. Thc
war has not caused the Corner Store
to contract one iota. On the contra
ry, Mr. Turner's policy has always
been one of expansion, conservative
Farmer Thinks The Water Here
is Great Cure.
Last summer, VV. T. Walton a
retired farmer of Johnston, S. C.,
came to Hot Springs for the first
time, suffering with rheumatism and
a general run-down physical condi
tion. He had heard of the curative
powers of the hot waters here and
he determined to try the noted
baths. He returned to his home,
feeling, as he expressed it to-day,
for he is back for his second visit,
"as tine as I ever felt in my life."
This time, however, he did not
come alone, but brought with him
his neighbor, W. \V. Satcher, also
a retired farmer, and the two gentle
men called at the Business Men's
League, being directed there by
Gilbert Hogaboom of the Buckstaff,
where they are opening a course of
"I am a great believer in lint.
Springs." said Mr. Walton. "I left
?his city last summer a short time
What Others Say
It takes more than a mere world
war to keep the gentler sex from turn
ing to the fashion page first.-The
All Have Common Plank.
We are ignorant of the religious pro
clivities of the various candidates, but
probably they all cordially indorse the
doctrine of election. -The State.
Where Would We Be?
Everybody is wondering where we
would be now if Roosevelt were presi
dent. Some of us would probably be
in Belgium.-News and Courier
Live Together in Peace.
There should be no hard feelings
over the results. After all we are all
democrats and neighbors and should
live together in peace and unity.
A Good Suggestion.
There ought tobe one more rule to
the primary rules before another elec
tion comes around-that is that the
managers at each box be provided with
a stamping machine, and that every
ballot be stamped on the back as it is
put into thebjx.-Newberry Observer.
It Must Come.
AU aboard for compulsory education
at the earliest possible date. If we are
not ready for it. we cannot do better
than to get ready. The measure must
come and the sooner the better for a
people whom ignorance has afflicted
with all too many attendant evils. - Lan
What About Charleston.
Mayor Grace of Charleston is re
ported as saying that France is going
to be destroyed in this European war
because she has banished God from the
country. That may be so, but how
about the city over which Mayor Grace
rules with her race track gamblers,
blind tigers, dens of iniquity, gamb
ling hells and other abominations doing
as they please in defiance of God and
man.-Orangeburg Times and Demo
None Are Infallible.
Assonate Justice Lurton. who died
recently, left a will thatwillbe invalid.
He wro'te it out himself, but it was not
witnessed. In his native State, Ten
nessee, this would make the document
or testament valid, but as he died in
the District of Columbia, the will falls.
This as well as slips of other great
lawyers brings to mind the will of the
great Samuel J Tilden, which w?s
broken. One can very well say in de
fense of lawyers that they are kept so
busy looking after the affairs of others
that they perforce must neglect their
I Smile Provokers
Snoblej-Aw-aw it must be
very unpleasant for you Americans
to be governed by people-aw
whom you wouldn't ask to dinner.
American Helle-"Well, not
more so, perhaps, than for'you in
England to be governed by people
who wouldn't ask you to dinner."
Intelligent salesman was being
examined to pass on the jury in a
murder trial. Do you believe in
capital punishment'' inquired the
''You bet I do, came the prompt
response. I'm agin' the trusts, and
I want to see half of Wall street in
jail, where they belong."-Ex.
/Mother, said Bobby, after a full
week of obedience, have I been a
good boy lately?"
"Yes, dear, replied his mother, a
very good boy."
"And do you trust me, he con
"Why, of course, mother trusts
her little boy, she answered."
But the chastened child was not
pacified. "I mean really, really trust
me, you know, he explained.
"Yes, I really, really trust you,
nodded his mother. Why do you
"Just because, said Bobby, diving
his hands into his pockets and look
ing her in the face, if you trust like
you say you do, why do go on keep
ing the jam locked in the pantry?"
Young Deramons, an adjuster for
a big insurance company, was just
returning home from a nearby city,
where he had been to adjust a loss
on a building that had burned,
when he met an old friend, says the
New York Times.
"Plow did the tire start?" inquired
"I can't say with certainty, re
plied the adjuster, amt nobody seems
able to tell." But it struck me it
might have been the result of fric
"Why, asked tb.: friend, what do
you mean by that?"
Well, said Demmons gravely,
friction sometimes comos from rub
bing a ?15,000 policy on a ?10,000
belove ilie Wi? rire, s-> orte of the
first thinrs T H t ? I when I rame hack
ibis year was to go over the dis
trict t!?:,i h.-.d been destroyed and
Twas sui pri-eo? to see the many
buildings that l ave been erected.
Do yon know, the more I see of
this city the better I like it. and as
the years co by the greater the re
sort becon ?.os."
This, said Mr. Sntcher. "is my
first vi^it, but it won't be my last.
Mr. Walton told me what the baths
did for him. so I just decided to
come along and try them this year,
and I am glad I did, for I am feel
ing much better. You have a great
city here and the most wonderful
hot water in the country."
Both gentlemen procured book
lets of the city, promising to send
them to their friends. They rep
resent the highest type of success
ful farmers and their kindly inter
est in Hot Springs will be valuable
in their community.-New Era Hot
Base Ball and Picnic Dinner at
We would have been glad to
have had you with us to witness the
games of base ball played between
Cleora, Colliei's ami White Town,
near Cleora Saturday, August 29.
One game was played in the morn
ing between Cleora and Collier, the
scores being Cleora eight, Collier
six. Then a bountiful picnic dinner
was served by the ladies ot* Cleora.
They had everything imaginable to
eat from tango-cake up, and as that
was the first tmyo-cake the writer
ever ate, we would appreciate it
very much if the kind lady who
baked thal cake would write us the
receipt in Cleora news next week.
In the afternoon another game of
ball was played between Collier and
White Town, ending in favor of
Collier, also another game between
Cleora and White Town, the score
being Cleora seven, White Town
nothing. After the games were all
over we had a nice shower of rain,
which was very refreshing for tbe
boys to go home through, as the
day wa9 very warm.
Mrs. J. J. Gri?is and her daugh
ter Mary returned home last week
from a few days visit with relatives
in Augusta. They reported a fine
time motoring over the good Geor
" Mrs. W. C. Corley is visiting
relatives in Augusta and from there
she will spend a few days at ber old
howe place with her brother.
Miss Lula Self from Plum Branch
returned home last week after a
few days visit with her sister, Mrs.
J. R. Griftis.
Mr Issaac Seigler of Beech Island
is spending a while with bis parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Mariah Seigler.
Miss Lottie Corley has been very
ill for several days. We hope for
her a speedy recovery.
Miss Eva Hite of Columbia, will
visit the schools of this section
from the 7th to 12th of September.
Weare very sorry to hear of Mr.
Jack Griftis' misfortune of loosing
a tine milch cow, which he valued
at fifty dollars.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Charley Holloway has
made suit to me, to grant him Let
ters of Administration of the Estate
of and effects of Carrie Perkins, his
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Car
rie Perkins, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
S. C., in my office on the 21st Sep
tember next, after publication there
of, at ll o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have,
why the said Administration should
Given under my Hand, this 2nd
dav of September, A. D., 1914.
W. T. Kinnaird,
P. J. E. C. S. C.
Ready For Ginning.
I desire to notify the public that
my new ginnery located near the
High School in the town of Edge
field is now ready to gin all cotton
that is brought to me. It is new
and modern throughto'ut, hence I
am in a position to give the best
possible yield of lint and also to
make a good sample. Your patron
R. T. HILL.
We can give you anything you
want in a Studebaker wagon.
Wilson & Cantelou
Get your suits from us and save
"55.00 to ?10.00.
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
When He Is Elected
We Shall Have:
1. A Clean Business Administration.
2. A State Government for all the People. 1
3. Efficiency in the Executive Department.
4. Co-operation Among the State Officials.
5. A Progressive Program of Legislation
Embodying Constructive Measures.
6. Enforcement of the Laws in South Car
7. A Judicious Use of the Pardoning Power.
RICHARD I. MANNING
SOUTH CAROLINA: [
It is your duty to go to the polls on September
8th and vote in the second primary. So tar only a
partial victory has been gained. The election of a
governor is the people's right ; he is in the State all
the time; he can be reached by the humblest man;
he is the governor, but the servant of every man in
the State. Mr. Manning will be elected governor if
the people go to the polls and vote on Septem
There will be many eleventh hour falsehoods
spread, and from past experience the voters of this
State should know that these below-the-belt ought
not be believed. Make up your minds now to vote
for good government.
There will be attempts to becloud the issue, but
the people cannot be fooled.
Don't Stop Working for Law and
Order and Good Government
Until the Last Y ote
The farmers of the State are going to stand to
Mr. Manning, a farmer himself, who knows the A.
B. C. of farm conditions, and who has been foremost
in bettering rural conditions. He is working now to
help in the fight to relieve the cotton situation, and
he has already done much to help the planters of his
State at other times.