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WEDNESDAY, MAY 5,1897.
Judse Benet will preside at our Au
gust term of court.
Senator Earle is seriously ill at hi?
borne in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrews of Johnston
were in town last week.
' - .
Mr. Lucas Walker was in Edgefield
from Johnston 1; st week.
Our town sanit?r} inspector will
soon start on bis rounds.
Who is selling whiskey on tbe sly
in Edgefield, does anybody know?
Mr. JasjT. Bacon whose sickness we
me ni ion ed last week is much better.
Mrs. Mary Sullivan bas been quite
sick, but we are gladj to state is much
Miss Lula Lake visited ber cousin
Mrs. David Strother in tbe country
Tbe-Dobson House is being renova
ted for tbe reception of the factory
Mrs. Sophie Killebrew is visiting
fee? parents in Edgefield. Capt. and
Delightful showers last week for
which farmers are duly grateful but
Mrs. David Timmerman spent a few
days with ber sister Miss Lizzie Do
bey last week.
Tickets are now on sale at the Gap
depot to the Southern Baptist conven
tion, one fare for the round trip.
The peaches are all right yet so far
as our examination goes, bot apples
are badly blighted, and pears are non
Mr. Luther Bell and W. W. Adams
each raceived a car load cf damaged
corn recently. Of course they prompt
ly reshipped it.
Solicitor Thurmond is anxious that
his case should be hourd at the Au
gust term, and we see no reason why
it should not be.
Court is in session at Saluda this
week, Judge Aldrich presiding, a
number of our lawyers are in attend
ance, in fact nearly all of them.
Dr. Gwaltney was too unwell to
teach on last Friday. He bas no: en
tirely recovered from the attack of
grip, of 'which he suffered last winter.
Married at the home of the bride
near Mountain Ccreek oburch, by Rev.
6.W. Bussey, April 25th, 1807, Mr.
Willie Clcgg and Miss Docia Faulk
The Rev. T: H. Leitch is conducting
? meeting in Aiken this week. Ee
preaches in a large tent which bas
been set up on Fairfield street near,
the paasenger depot.
O. Sheppard Esq., went to Saluda j
last weak in representing Congress-,
man Talbert in the Chatfield Tolbert I
election case; Chatfield did'at get I
much comfort in Saluda.
M rs. M. W. Coleman bas been selec
ted as Editor of the Carolinian a new
paper at Seneca city. If we mistake
not Mrs. Coleman is a native of Edge
field, or rather Saluda.
Tbe price of cotton advanced sharp
ly, during the past week the finest
grades being quoted at Sets, in the
Augusta markets. Low middling sold
in this market at 7^'ots.
Mr. Arthur Brunson brought his ;
"letter" from the Gilgal church and
on last Sunday united with our vil
lage Baptist church. Arthur is or the
.third generation of Brnnsons who
were Gilgal Baptists.
On Sunday morning last the change
in the werther was almost from sum
mer to winter and we fear that the
fruit crop is injused? If not by the
cold certainly by the wind that came
Sam Taylor savs he ia opposed to
christianizing the heathen for says
he. "as soon as we make christian out
of one of em the Turks taken turn
loose and kill em Same says we com
mence at the wrong end, first kill the
Turks and then work on the heathen."
The early closing of stores pro
gramme in our town goes into effect
this week, indeed it began on Mon
day of this week. The hour for clos
ing of ail our stores is fixed at 7 p. m.,
except on Saturdays, and on those |
days will be open until 12 if so desired.
Senator M. C. Butler was booked to j
make a speech to an assembly of Con
federate veterans at Parksvilla on
April 80th, but in some unaccountaolo
way mistook the day and only reached
Edgefield on April 30th the very day
for the speaking, Edgefield is a two
days journey from Parksville, as the
Stick to your home towa, is a good
motto, and one to build a town up fas
ter tbvn anything else. We under
stand that the wonderful nay phenom
enal growth of Rock Hill is due more
to an adherence to the principle of
this motto, than all else combined,
Suppose we try it in Edgefield.
Ice will probably be cheaper this
summer than ever before. We notice
some of the ice factories are offering
stat Stets, for 100 pounds. Edgefiela
wili be abundantly supplied this sea
son as several firms propose to hr adie
it in large quantities. And to encour
age this industry, we will give ice
tickets to the amount of 20cts. to eve
ry subscriber who pays up during the
The State Board of Medical
Examiers will meet in Columbia
on Tuesday, May 18th, at which
time all perseus iuteodiug to
practice raadiciue or surgery in
this State, who are not already
registered, wiU be expected to
appear for examination; or suffer
the penaltes imposed by the law.
Orange blossoms in the CI eora sec
tion in abundance at an early day.
Mark Paul's painting on tbe Fox
company counters and shelves is a
thing of beauty.
When a man is sure that hie
friends never talk about bim be
hind his back, it is certain that all
his friends are dead.
When a man grows humble, and
admits that he has a weakness, he
always spoils the effect by adding,
"But none of us are perfect."
Since the churches are always
looking for something new in the
way of entertainments, why not
try a chicken eating match between
! What has become of the old-fash
ioned man who used to ride into
town from the country on horse
back, oarrying a neatly trimmed
cornstalk which everybody knew
was a sign that somebody was
bringing in a measure- for the
The craze for spelling names, tue
Colusa Sun thinks, has very nearly
reached its zenith. A school
superintendent of a neigh boring
county tells about a teacher who,
when she first signed her na.ne,
wrote it plain Mary Ann Smith.
Soon it came Mary A. Smith ; then
successively M. Ann Smith, May
Smyth, and has now finally reached
Mae Smythe. He thinks this the
Col. Ii oik's Cog Creates a Sen
Dr. C. A. Ryder, of Gainesville,
Ga., owner and breeder of Simon
pure St. Bernard dogs, was written
to by Col. W. H. Folk, of our city,
under the influence of Charlie
Griffin and in the presence of his
massive St. Bernard animal, some
what this way : "That to an Edge
field man, without money and
without price, twenty-five dollars
for a dog was simply awful, espe
cially to a man who had no more
talent for dogs than he bad ; but
as the doctor had been so very
kind to him in so many way* and
wanted to sell his dogs, having
"Tell" and "Chico," one four years
and one one year old, on hand and
he couk". get more dogs if he want
ed them and wanted to put his
dogs in good hands when sold, he
would pay twonty-five dollars for
the dog named "Tell," deliver
ed to him free of charge and sound
in mind and body at his home in
The Colonel said that, "as his
little pjrl, Julia, was three and
one-half years old, the dog "Tell"
would he more useful, being better
trained than the young dog
"Chico," to protect and i ?
child and out of considei
bim, too, he would tak(
dog, for "Tell," the olde ,
learned all that he coule
ina emotions of his mast
young dog "Chico" hat
a mere yearling, and t
would find more pleasi;
a dog teacher, in training the mind
of the young dog "Chico" than
playing with the old dog "Tell,"
who had grown wiser than his mas
ter." And the Colonel remarked
when he' sent the letter "?hat it
was a dog-gone letter." A telegram
came to the Colonel stating dog
"Tell" had been shipped by ex
press, via Atlanta und Augusta
and would be in Edgefield at 11.30
o'clock Friday, the last dog day in
April, A. D. 1397. The Colouel
appointed a committee consisting
of three members of which he was
one, with Charlie Griffin chairman,
the only owner of a St. Bernard
dog in Edgefield, to meet the dis
tinguished arrival. The dog came
promptly on time, was met at the
train, escorted through tho streetR
behind two of the best blacks in
town, with the Col. and Capt. Ed.
eittiug as his companions, to the
admiration of many of the best
people of the town and safely
landed at the residence of the
Colonel in Buncombe. Dcz was
i urn i shad with a suit of rooms, a
bed of down and "fed with the
(rum bs that fell from the rich
man's table" and was petted and
groomed by white and black and
Julia, b s mistress.
But when all were sleeping,
thinking no harm, "like a thief in
the night," the distinguished guest
stole away, leaving no trace or
foot-print behind on the sands oi
this town and through a hole, the
'size of the needle's eye through
which tho camel passed in the
Scriptures, and as yet no human
being has laid eyes on him. The
mysterious wanderer, who should
bave at least paid more respect to
Edgefield than he did, after being
so handsomely received, quartered
and fed, much to th<i discomfort of
his young mistress and the town
generally is, perhaps, now charg
ing cars in Augusta. Ga., for his
future home in Gainesville, same
State, the place whence he came.
"Tell" being a sensible dog, good
at nursing children, carrying mes
sages andgo'.ng on errands, will be
very much missed in Edgefield.
Comeback "Tell" .and be one of
us and do so ro morcas you will
be made, if you do so, one of the
"Big Dogs" of the town in which
you live. * * *
Prompt ?Payment of Loss.
Mears. Griffin & Padgett, lu?
surauce Agents, Edgefield, S. C.
Gentlemen : I beg to acknowl
edge receipt of check for $1,000
from the .?Etna Insurance Com
pany in full settlement of my
claim on tbte Company. While I
recognize the fact that the Com
pany could have waited the full 60
days or paid the claims at one?* by
my paying a discount, they have
paid me up in full without the
discount or waiting the usual time,
in fact the claim has boen settled
within two weeks after proofs of
loss were filed with the Company.
Any one who desires good straight
fire insurance, I will always take
pleasure in recommending the
firm of Griffin & Padgett to them
and especially the .-Etna In
surance Company. Wishing you
the success you deserve I am.
J. S. PATTISON.
Self, S. C. April 28,1897.
KOLL OF HONOR FOR APRIL.
Academic and Intermediate Depart
Zimmie Dantzler, Curran Hatley,
Julia Tompkins, Rhett Sheppard,
Kate Sheppard, Nellie Hill,
Mary Holson, Lily Griffin,
Fannie Griffin, Sophie Eobson,
Charlton Lynch, James Jones,
Aralien Schenk, Birdie Schenk,
Mattie Holland, John Marling.
Conrad Dobey, Marian Dobson,
Marvlily Fisher, Emma Griffin,
Dozier Lynch, Lizzielou Jones,
Bruce McKerall, Fannie Schenk,
Mattie Lou Schenk, John Sheppard,
Maxcie Sheppard, Christine Tomp
Marie Tompkins, James Peak.
Why take Johnson's
Chill & Fever Tonic?
Because it cures the
wost stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DAY.
The Value of Clover Well Told.
Clover is the farmers' best friend
and most willing servant. No
other plan will produce so large a
crop of the best feed ao l leave the
soil richer ?han before. Its value
us a fertilizer lies in the fact that
it obtains so much of its susteuance
fram the a.r which could not be
otherwise utilized. The air is
bountifully supplied with nitrogen,
one of the most necessary and
expensive elements of plant food.
Clover has the ability to gather
this uitrgen from the atmosphere
and store it in the soil for the
.,o go?, a very
large supply of plant food at the
smallest possible cost. If the
foliage is cut and cured for hae,
much of value remains, as thy
roots contain a large amount of
plant food. Its worth as a green
manure long been recognized. On
soils that are deficient in humus,
as clay soils are apt to be, it
furnishes this much needed
element. The cost of seed and
seeding is small, and it needs no
attention until it is ready to turn
under. It require no hauling or
spreading, as does barnyard man
ure, neither does it require extra
machinery to drill it, like com
mercial fertilizer. When famers
once learn the fertilizing value of
clover, they will spend lees money
for commercial fertilizers. In
growing clover, no risk of adultera
tion is incurred. Nature never
adulterates this grand crop.
The only risk the farmer runs in
this orop lies in the danger of not
getting a good catch when sowing
the seed. There is really very little
difficulty here, however, if nature's
laws are observed. Seeds of all
kinds repuire a certain amount of
heat, moisture ? id air to germin
ate. In order receive a regular
snpply of moifc *e it is necessary
that they be co >d, more or less,
with soil. The ger the seeds,
the mow or thu covering they
ueed. Clover s< 1 being small
need have a shui- w covering.
Col. Folk's Book.
Col. W. H. Folk, of Edgefield,
S. C., is writing a book-r. history
of Edgefield embracing a period
of twenty years, from 1877 to 1897,
Col. Folk is well qualified for
the work in hand, a fine lawyer
and one of the best educated men
in the State. Having traveled
much in many parts of the world
and studied all the phases of
human nature from the cradle to
the grave, outside of the cold facts
of Sdge?eld'B history during this
period, which will be of much
interest to a wide circle of readers,
ther* will flow from his pen many
a brilliant sentence both in the
"Sunshine and Shadow" of his
book which will cheer the old and
be helpful and instructive to the
The history of Edgefield, even
during these two decades, is a
checkered one with many exeiting
as well as brilliant scenes, the
happy and the unhappy, the calm
and peaceful, the stormy and
violent all have their places in
this brief period of her record
which, when put into a volume by
such an author as Col. Folk, will
make a book which should be and
surely will be widely read.-Green
Money In Wasps.
Along the banks of the Cape
Fear river in North Carolina are
lowlands, behind which lies a
higher level, or bench. The
lowlands are subject to more or
lees frequent overflow by freshets,
which are destructive to crops
planted thereon. A number of years
ago a farmer, resident in the vicin
ity, made a very comfortable sum
of money by insuring his neighbors
crops against theso freshete. His
unvarying success as an insurer
was for many years a prosfund
mystery to the people of the regions
The years when he has declined to
insure were invariably years of
destructive overflow. The years
when he was willing to insure were
equally certain to be seasDns of
exemptions from disaster.
In the earlier days in New
England this man's reading of
the future would have brought
him some unpleasant experience
as a dabbler, if not an adopt, in
black art. In the middle ages of
Europe he would have been revered
as a prophet and saint. Yet his
information came from no occult
source. Observation had shown
him that certain species of wasp,
which built its home in the ground'
built some years in the lowlands,
and other years upon the higher
level. Experience taught him
that when the wasps built ou the
lowlands there were uo freshets,
and when they built on the higher
ground the lower would, some time
during the seaseu, be submerged.
The man had simply noted au
instance of that little understood
prescince manifested by certain
insects and animals, a better know
ledge of which might even be of
service to our national weather
bureau. It was only at his death
that he revealed his secret.-New
la One Day.
THE COST OF A BOY. - It
would be a good thing for all boy*
and girls, too, to get some idea-in
real figuaes-of what their parents
do for them. P. B, Fisk gives a
lecture on the cost of a boy. He
computes that at the age of fifteen
a good boy, receiving the ad van
tages of city life, will cost, counting
compound interest on the sum
invested, not less than five thous
and dollars. At twenty-one he will
not cost more unless he goes to
college, when he wi! cost nearly
twice ab much. A bad boy costs
about ten thousand dollars at
twenty-oue, if he does not go to
college. If he does go, he costs as
much more. And when a man
has put ten or twenty thousand
dollars into a boy, what has he a
right to expect of him? wK?t
.... us uave put about all
our property into boys and girls ;
and if we lose them, we shall be
poor indeed; while if thoydo well,
we shall be repaid a hundredfold,
Boys, what do you think about the
Tte New York, papers have been
collecting tributes to Grant from
foreign notables, more especially
officers of high rank. There are
many eulogies, but the neatest, we
think, and the one which will be
most appreciated in the South is
made by Geueral Saussiei, France,
s commander in chief. His chief
of staff writes to The World:
"General Saussier, military gov
ernor of Paris, instructs me to say
that, never having had the
opportunity of meeting General
Grant or of closely following his
operations, he does Dot think him
self sufficiently qualified to emit a
personal opinion on this illustrious
man. Only knowing him by the
study of his campaigns and
especially by his definitive victory
over General Lee, whose military
talents shone with such bright
lustre, the governor of Paris can
only join in the judgment of
posterity and history, which
already counts these two glorious
adversaries among the great cap
tains.' That is admiirable. Analyze
it and you will agree. Grant is
"glorious" because he won *'a
definitive victory'' over Lee,
"whose military talents shone
with such bright lustre;" Grant
was a great captain, but so was
Lee. The reply is worthy of
French chivalry aad it has the
artlessness of perfect truth.-The
Ja One Day.
Tho goveraeut's postal receipts
for the quarter ending with March
31 last, $21,057,140. These figures
have a deep eigruficence. They
serve as an iudex to the condition
of business in the United States.
What this condition is may be in
ferred from the fact that the pos
tal receipts for the last quarter are
the largest on record in the his
tory of the postal service.
A North Carolina man has com
mitted suicide because he voted for
a negro for public office last fall.
He was a new convert to Populism
and was actuated by excessive
zeal, but had brooded 07er the
matter ever since.
HE GOT EVEN WITH THE AUTHOR
OF THE SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP.
rhe Actor's Letter of Congratulations to
' Postmaster General Vilms Withdrawn
'or Sufficient) Bensons, Which Appear
In This Story.
Milton Nobles, tho actor and author,
and Senator Vilas were schoolmates in
Madison 85 years ago, and they went
from the schoolhouse to the war to
gether. Nobles thinks a good deal of
his old schoolmate and is proud of the
distinction he bas won among the great
men of his. party.
When the special delivery stamp
made its appearance, Senator Vilas,"
who waa then postmaster general, re
ceived many complimentary letters,
among them ene from Nobles. The rest
pf the story is best told by the author
" When I wrote this letter of congrat
ulation to the general, I hadn't Lad oc
casion to use or receive any ' of the
Stampfl, but the idea, seemed to me to
be a good one. I was spending a week
at home in Brooklyn at the time.. One
bitter morning about 8 o'clock I was
awakened by what seemed to me to be
the ringing of all the fire bells in
Brooklyn. Shoving my head out of the
second story window? 1 could see a
muffled figure on the steps below jerk
ing the bell with savage fury. ' What is
itV I asked. At that moment the bell
wjre broke, and the figure fell back
ward down the steps. The snow was
knee deep, and the wind was blowing
60 miles an hour. As the figure rolled'
down the steps I could hear some choice
specimens of explosive English in a
familiar accent, mingled with some
thing about 'letter, special delivery.'
After removing chains and bolts I
opened the outer door, and the messen
ger blew into the vestibule in a sheet of
" 'What is it? What have you got?'
'"What the Helen Blazes are you
bf laging a letter here for at this time of
" 'Special delivery, sir, please.'
"I backed into the hall and slid my
hand all over the wall, trying to find
the matchsafe. The vestibule was full
of snow, and I had commenced sneez
?? 'Come in and shut the door P I yell
ad. Bang went the door and out went
my match just as I had got the gas
tamed on. The messenger bumped up
against me in the dark, stepped oh my
toft and shook a shovelful of snow off
his shoulders about my feet, filling my
slippers and dropping down my back.
t finally succeeded in lighting the gas,
signing the book, pushing the messen
ger out and bolting the door. Then I
Went up 6tairs with my prize. I exam
ined, the long blue stamp carefully. It
Was, the first ene that I had received.
Then I devoted about five minutes to
wondering what the dickens it was all
about After a time it occurred to me
to open it and see. The handwriting
was unknown, but the refrain was fa
miliar. Here it is:
"SHEBOVGAK, Wis., Jan. 19.
"DEAR Sm-You will doubtless be surprised
at receiving this letter from an entire stran
aer. Bot I feel that I was born to be an actor.
"I am but 22, 6 feet 9, Ught curly hair, blue
Ses and have played several parts with the
eboygan Amateur society. I Inclose notices.
My family object to my going on the stage, bnt
I feel that lt is my duty, and as I would only
Jain a first class company my friends urged
sn? to write to you. Should like to play lew?'
parts. X ?aw you play In V?'- "
fourth day I became convalescent, and
the first labor I performed was the writ
ing of the following letter:
"BROOKLYN, Jan. 26.
"Eon. W. F. Vilas, Postmaster General, Wash
"DBAU SIR-Quito recently, in a moment of
unguarded enthusiasm, I wrote you a letter
congratulating you upon the brilliant stroke
of genii- :i made manifest in the promulgation
of the special delivery stamp.
"Recent events have given me a wider
kaowlcc. fo of the subject and opened my eyes
to the pernicious consequences likely to follow
your gigantic blunder.
"I desire to withdraw my letter and enter a
protest against your making any use of the
same as an apparent indorsement of your new
departure or with a view to your securing a
situation in the future. This need not neces
sarily Interfere with our friendship, but be-,
tween friendship and business the line must
be drawn somewhere, and I choose, for reasons
conclusive to myself, to draw it at the 8 a. m.
special delivery, Very truly yours,
"I out the special delivery stamp from
the Sheboygan letter and pasted it on
the envelope, and, inclosing both in an
other letter, I sent them to a friend in
Washington with a few lines of expla
nation and instruction. The next stormy
night my friend, following instructions,
hired a sp?cial messenger, and at 8 p.
m. he began ringing Postmaster Gener
al Vilas' doorbell. First a servant
came, then the general's secretary, but
the messenger was firm; he must see
tba general Thinking probably that
war had been declared in Haiti and a
midnight session of the cabinet called,
the general slipped an ulster on over
his nightshirt and went down to the
door. The messenger shoved the letter
into his hand and bolted on a double
"The obnoxious stamp has not been
called in, bat I had my revenge on the
postmaster general."-Milwaukee Sen
"Madam." said Meandering Mik*
"kev ye got any cold coffee?"
"No," replied young Mrs. Torkins in
atone of sympathy, "but you wait a
few minutes and I'll put some in th?
refrigerator and cool it for you."
Vp to Date.
Johnson - Man alive, you've only
been wasting your talents. The play ia
execrable, the worst I ever saw. How
could you write such rubbish? There's
not an idea in it
Bronson-That's all right What do
you want me to do-revolutionize the
modern drama?-Brooklyn Eagle.
Daniel Lambert the most noted ex
ample of obesity recorded in medical
annals, was born in 1770 and died at
the age of 40 of excessive fat Hi*
weight was 789 pounds.
As early as the time of Alexander II
of Scotland a man who let weeds go to
seed on a farm was declared to ba the
One pound of learning requires ten
pounds of common sense to apply it
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from S
to ffl days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chit! and Fever
Took cures in ONE DAYZ
Now Let the
If You Should Live
# to be the Last Leaf on
*i the Tree in the Spring,
:?;? You Would Never
Seei the Like Again.
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Having recently return?d from
New York I am daily receiving an
immense stock.of marvelously fine
but cheap goods, because well se
lected and bought with great care
-both as regards quality and price
Come One !
And examine for yourselves; both
goods and; prices will prove a great
profit to the purchaser.
LISTEN TO A FEW
. AND PRICES.
Domestic and Checked Home
spuns, very cheap to best grade.
Calicoes, all grades in most beau
tiful designs, very best brands 5c
per yard. Batiste 5c ; Percales, 4-4
and best quality, 8c to 10o; Lovely
Satines, 3?c to 20c; Brilliantines
and Grenadines, 10c to 50c per
yard; Cashmeres in al1 colors and
shades,, i anging in prices from 10?
tp 50c per yard; Henriettas in"all
shades, 36 inches wide, 20c to 60c ;
Albatros and Nun's Veiling in
black and delicate shades, for even
ing dresses; Woolens and Rough
Goods for spring dresses, very
cheap; Suitings of varleus kinds,
Linens and Lilien Lawns, very
pretty quality ; White Lawns, Mus
lins aad Organdies.
Ha\t a beautiful assortment of
White Good s from 5c to best qualr
ity. D;tted Swiss, 10c up. Figured
Lawns, Dimities, Muslin and Tis
sues. To these goods we call spe
cial attehcion, we Sell them cheaper
than you can buy them in Augusta
ox'Columbia. Laces and Embroid
eries, in these goods you will liud
extraordinary bargains, Lace from
lc to elegant Valencieunesj Orien
tal and T
..jiee; JNeckw? ar,. Bows and
Ties, Scarfs for ladies and gentle
men from 5c to any price you may
desire. Ribbons, a great variety
in all colors and shades and best
brands, very latest styles and very
cheap. Chiffon, a pretty line of
this new fad of ruchings and dress
trimmings. Silks tor Waists and
Trimmings, 30c to 75c per yard.
Velvet 25c to $2.50 per yard, also
Gimp and Tinsel. Sailor Hats
for ladies, very stylish and cheap,
Leghorn Hats from- 25c to .$1.
Children and Misses Caps 10c to
35c. Infants Lawn and Silk Caps
and Bonnets from 10c to 75c.
Clocks, Watches,)Hai'r Ornaments
and many novelties iu this line
and very cheap. Com bs and Brushes
from 5c up. Tooth Brushes, Col
ogue, Toilet Soap, * Bay Rum,
Hosiery, Ladies, Misses and Chil
drens Hose, 5c to the very best
Lisle thread, and Silk Half Hose
from 5c to a Lisle thread in all
colors. Shoes, ladies, misses, mens',
boys and childrens shoes in endless
variety and prices to suit all. These
goods were purchased when goode
were very low in price and I sell
them at rock bottom.
Clothing, the largest stock we
have ever bought far below regular
price and will sell cheaper than
ever belofe. Childrens' Shirt
Waist Suits 45c to.75c, ages 5 to 13.
Childrens' Suits $1.25 to $3.60.
Youths' Suits, $1.50 to $5. Mens'
Suits, $3.99 to $5, $6, $8, $10 and
$12.50. Very rare bargains in these
suits formen and boys. Look at
these goods before making pur
A beautiful line of House Fur
nishing Goods, Wind JW Shades,
Lace Curtains beautiful and vei} .
cheap, . Table Covers, Chenille,
Rugs, handsome Table Linen
Cloths and Doylies, very cheap.
Also floor Matting a great bargain.
Umbrellas and Parasols, for the
million, lady's and gentlemen's.
An elegant line of Straw Hats,
Palmetto and Ru6h, boys and chil
drens' Hats and Caps at lowest
figures to very best.
Corsets, very best fittiug, 25c to
Hardware and Cutlery, a neat
line in these goods and can sell
them for about half what they are
sold for elsewhere, and mauy,
many other things too numerous io
rn,entiou. Come and be couviuced
before buying elsewhere. And you
will never regret the step-the only
regret you will have will be that
you did not come before.
J. W. PEAK,
RACKET - STORE.
Clothing, Shoes, Hats and
We are now ready with a complete Hue iu every
department and at prices to suit the people.
Children's Suits from 50c to $5. We call special
attention to our line of Men's
ALL WOOL SUITS
at $G.50 and $7.50 this is a strong line Hnd can't be
beat. We handle
BAY STATE SHOES.
Our 6tockof Shoes of this make is complete for
Men, Women and Children. See our Laci~.es, Misses
and Children's Oxford's and Slippers-they are up
to date in style and are guaranteed to give perfect
If you want a stylish. Hat, a nice Cravat, a Shirt
of any kind or auything in the line of Men's Fur
nishing Goods just call to see us aud we will treat
you right. Yours truly,
m. B. H
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Grinds lenses for all defects
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Edgefield, S. C.
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Bishop on Criminal Procedure,
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Wharton ou Criminal Law, 3 vols.
Willcock on Corporations.
Williams on Executors.
Hill's S. Carolina Reports, Vol. 2.
Chitty's Blackstone, 2 vols.
Stephen on Pleading.
Wills on Circumstantial Evidence.
Foublanque on Equity, 2 vols.
Chitty on Cor tracts.
Pa8chal's Annotated Constitution.
Martiudale's U.S. Law Directory
Brevard's Reports, Vol. 2.
Hale's Please of tho Crown.
Greenleaf on Evidence, Vol. 1.
Chitty on Bills.
Rice's Digested Index.
Harrison's Chancery, Vol. 1.
Bay's Reports, Vol.1.
History of a Suit at Law, by James
Mitford OD Pleadings.
Chitty on Pleading, Vol. 1.
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All taxpayers who own personal
property in Edgefield county and
have failed tc return the same for
taxation will please take notice
that the law for adding 50 per cent,
penalty for non return will, this
year, be strictly enforced.
J. B. HALTIWANGER,