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SOLICITOR THURMOND FOR
It is currently and authorita
tively reported that Congressman
W. J. Talbert will decline a re-elec
tion two years hence. If such re
port be true, and we have no doubt
that it is, we desire to present the
name of Solicitor J. Wm. Thur
mond for that position. Mr Thur
mond is eminently qualified for
buch an office by education and
pursuits, having been a practicing
'awyer. for fifteen years, solicitor
. of the fifth circuit for six, and a
member of the house of represen
tatives for two- terms, in which
offices he discharged his trust
with: fidelity to his constituents
and for the best interests of the
State. Above and beyond all Mr.
Thurmond is a.practical mau, and,
should he be honored with a seat
in the h?xt Congress, would fill
the requirements of that high posi
tion as he has filled all others to
which he has been called in the
past. The people of this district
will remember that as a member
of the legislature Mr. Thurmond
saved the people, the taxpayers,
something more than $100,000 on
an old claim sought to be collect
ed from the State while he was a
member pf that body. What he
did in the house of representative*
of th*? State of South Carolina he
might on a larger scale do in the
Congress of the United States.
Give him the opportunity.
Dr. Timmerman is getting things
in shape to turn the State Treas
urer's office over to his successor,
Philip D. Armour, head of the
great Armour meat packing estab
lishment of Chicago, is dead. His j
estate is estimated at $150,000,000.
The annual report of Superin
tendent McMahan is beyond doubt
the best State paper emanating j f
from that office within the memory
Conway recently had the largest
fire in her history. Two stores, a
residence and several smaller
buildings were bumed. The cause
of the fire is yet unknown.
Announcement is made that the
South Carolina International Sun
day School convention for the
year 1901 will be held in the city
of Newberry, Feb. 25-27 inclusive.
From the time the privilege tax i
on fertilizers was provided for this
tax has y-'elded the state $760,696. I
18.- The largest amount received i
was during the past year, it being e
And the silk-satin robe worn by j 1
Lieut Gov. Mcsweeney while pre
siding officer of the Senate, was
too short for Col. Jim, struck him
above the knees, and a new one has
been ordered to more properly fill
Terrible blizzards are raging in
Europe, schools closed in Mos
cow, cold snap in France, and
Borne snow clad for the first time
in years. We may look for it on
this side of the brauch during this
and the month of February.
The race for Speaker of the
House of Representatives lies be
tween Mr. Weston of Richland,
Mr. Prince of Anderson, and Mr.
Stevenson of Chesterfield, with the
chances in favor of Mr. Prince.
Judges Gary and Townsend,
incumbents, will probably b?-re
South Carolina will probably
lose one representative in the lower
house of Congress. This will ne
cessitate a re-districting of the
State by this or he next legisla
ture, in which event several new
counties would be brought - into
this district, possibly Greenwood
The Hon. P. B. Mayson, member
of the House from Edgefield, will,
at the present sessio-- of the legis
lature, introduce a bill looking to
a discontinuance of the present
system of public road working in
the State, and a substitution there
for of the^contract system which
system obtains in many of. the
States, and some of the counties
in this State".
So Says Uncle George Tillman
of an Incident of Yesterday.
A reporter of the Chronicle see
ing Mr. M. E. Macaulay step off
the C. &. W. C. train yesterday
afternoon, asked him where he
had been, and he said: "Up at
Clark's Hill taking dinner with
the Hon. Geo. D. Tillman and
"How is the Colonel?"
"Very glad to say he is much
"What's the news up there?"
'If you wera't a newspaper maD
I'd tell you."
"Oh, give me an item." ,
"Well, I left here this morning
on the 9:40 train and when I
arrived at Clark's Hill I was
welcomed by the few people who
happened to be at the depot, and
while exchanging the compliments
of the season I noticed a man
comi?g out of the telegraph staion
with a white boy of about 14 years
of age, whom he had double
handcuffed. I thought the boy
had had committed some terrible
crime up there, and was about to
be carried to some place in South
Carolina to be either tried for his
offense against the law, or punish
ed in compliance with a sentence
already passed upon him. Just
then the train from Anderson
rolled into the depot, coming to
Augusta, and the man pushed the
boy towards it as it slowed up, and
when it stopped he forced him up
on the platform, the boy being so
manacled as to be unable to catch
the iron rail on either side. My
sympathy and curiosity both be
ing aroused, I made inquiries and
was told that tho boy's name was
Willie Peeler, and that he had
escaped from the Richmonctcouuty
reformatory about two months ago
and that his step-father was an
employe in the Power House of the
Augusta Railway, and that his
captor was named Pink Winters.
Further investigation proved that
no extradition papers were produc
ed, and a witness to the affair
Baid, "The boy was attending to
the fire in that office when the man
who took him away came in,
grabbed him by the arms and
clapped the handcuffs on him."
Still further inquiry revealed the
fact that he had been working in
the blacksmith shop of Mr. Thom
as Cox for some time. I went to
Mr. Cox's little house in the woods
and told himself and his wife what
had happened to .the boy, when
Mrs. Cox and little boy commenced
crying, Mrs. Cox saying that
Willie was. just as good as any
boy could be, and that she felt
;owards him as her own SOD, and
;hat she had just made for him
lew pants and a shirt which he was
ip have worn to Sunday school.
\tr. Cox said he was a good boy,
'He has been with me about' seven
veeks and I had grown to like him
io much that I made no difference
between him and my own child."
"When Col. Tillman heard the
lews he said, "why this isnotning
ess than an outrage. It is much
vorse than the Cudahy case.
These written laws are just like
(piders webs ; the small and feeble
nay be caught and entangled in
;hem, but the rich and mighty
orce through and despise them,
Hit I contend there is no law for
such a high-handed violation of
state rights. Just to think, that
DOV was handcuffed in this state
by somebody from another state
ivithout ev?n showing any author
ity. Why it's" a monstrous
bighhandsdness. If that be law
why Pom?body may como here
next Sunday and carry off one of
my grandchildren in .rons, and . I
tell you, I never saw a better
behaved boy than -Willie was here.
[ wish I had been at the depot.
Reformatory people muBt be them
"Law when kept is nothing else
but law; whereas law broken is
both law and execution."
Col. Tillman said further.
"Governor McSweeney shall know
this, it is my duty to tell him."
Half an hour later quite a little
crowd assembled at the depot who
had known the boy ana all spoke
well of him.
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Bride Weichs408; Groom Gets
Derby, Conn., Jan. 5.-Cards
are ont announcing the marriage,
on December 29th, of Miss. Mary
A. Plumb, daughter of William
S. Plumb, a wealthy Stevenson
farmer, to Charles N. Harang, a
young farmer of Huntington. The
bride is twenty-four years old and
weighs 408 pounds. The bride
groom ie two years her senior, but
weighs only 126 pounds.
Tree years ago Mr. Plumb an
nounced that he would give $2,000
to an worthy young man who
would marry his daughter. Miss |
Plumb then weighed about 300
pounds, but has since grown
steadly stouter. Mr. Harang
proposed marriage and was
accepted by Miss Plumb two
months ago. Several suitors had
sought her hand, but they proved
to be actuated polely by mercenary
motives and were unsatisfactory.
The wedding was a private one at
the bride's home, the Rev. W. C.
Wakeman, of Stevenson, officiat
ing. The honeymoon was limited
to a trip to New Haven. Although
Harang is not wealthy, he main
tains that it was love and not her
dower which led him to propose
to Miss Plumb, yet he admits that
the $2,000 was an acceptable wed
ding gift from his father in-law.
Mrs. Harang.s weight is the
more noticeable because she is
little more than five feet in height.
She is a pronounced brunette, and
has beautiful eyes and bair. She
is not in the least sensitive about
her size, is always jovial and en
joys the best of health.
Some Simple Hints for Keeping
Flannel should be worn next the
skin all the year 'round.
House drains must be carefully
seen to, and kept in perfect order.
Sitting with the back close to
the fire for any length of time ?B
Beware ot cold or damp feet, or
standing aboui in damp clothes or
on wet grouud.
Don't sit or lean against a cold
substance, particularly if the body
On going outside from a heated
room, be well wrapped up; don't
stand; and keep the mouth shut.
Sleep on a hair, straw, or spring
mattress; abjure feather beds
The bed-clotheB should be well
A warm bath ought to be taken
occasionally, and a cold sponging
of the whole body quickly done in
the morning is well worth the
Most people, even the hard work
ers, are the better of some dumb
bell br other manual exercise to
develop the capacity of the chest.
Excesf. of every-kind is incom
patible with health. Worry, quar
reling, or ill-temper are inadmissi
ble. A hearty laugh is worth
A well which will probbaly be
700 feet deep is being sunk at
Clover, York county, by the cotton
mill company. There is so much
granite in that section that shallow
wells do not afford a genuine or
Batifactory supply of water.
The street railway of Greenville
has been finished for five inileB
and the first run will be made this
A reward of $200 has been offer
ed by Governor MoSweeney for the
arrest of the Kingstree dispensay
Unhealthy Kidneys Hake Impure Blood.
All the blood In your body passes through
your kidneys once every three minutes.
The kidneys are your
blood purifiers, they fil
ter out the waste or
impurities in the blood.
If they are sick or out
of order, they fail to do
Pains, aches and rheu
matism come from ex
cess of uric acid in the
blood, due to neglected
Kidney trouble causes quick or unsteady
heart beats, and makes one feel as though
they had heart trouble, because the heart is
over-working In pumping thick, kidney
poisoned blood through veins and arteries.
It used to be considered that only urinary
troubles were to be traced to the kidneys,
but now modern science proves that nearly
all constitutional diseases have their begin
ning in kidney trouble.
If you are sick you can make no mistake
by first doctoring your kidneys. The mild
and the extraordinary effect of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy ls
soon realized. It stands the highest for Its
wonderful cures of the most distressing cases
and ts sold on Its merits
b&all druggists In fifty
cent and one-dollar siz
es. You may have a
Sample bottle by mall Home ot Swamp-Root.
free, also pamphlet telling you how to find
out if you have kidney or bladder trouble.
Mention this paper when writing Dr. Kilmer
& Co., Binghamton, N. Y.
We offer ad immense stock of
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Ve see the old century fading away,
For gapping she now is lying;
1er youngest born child on her bosom
doth lay; 'm
Jut never again wili it frolic or play;
Both mother and child are dying.
IL mother she's been of an hundred
An hundred offsprings bearing,
Jut ninety-nine times she has melted
l'or Time ever like the death angel ap
Each one from her bosom tearing.
bewailing her loss and ne'er finding
The fond mother still bewailing,
Ml wearied with cares and all broken
Tor loss of her children whose lives
were so brief,
Is quietly, quickly failing.
-D. L. Adams.
AUDITOR'S OFFICE, )
EDOEFIKLD, S. C. i
rHIS office will be open to receive
returns of personal property lor
axation from the 1st day of January
o tho 20th day of February following.
All transfers of Real Estate made
lince last yenr's assessment must be
joted on the return-stating number
>f acres, from whom bought, or to
The Township assessors are respect
ully requested to meet me at theap
nointments for taking tax returns in
heir respective townships, and they
ire also required to make tax returns
'or all those who fail to make their
>wn within the time prescribed by
aw, that the legal 50 per cent, penalty
>e added for their failure to do so.
All male citizens between the ages
>f 21 and 60 years, except ex-Confed
:rate soldiecs over 50 years of age,
md those incapable of earning a sup
)ort from being maimed or from any
ither cause are deemed taxable polls.
All persons owning property or hav
ng control of such as husband, guar
lian, executor, administrator, or in
my fiduciary capacity are required to
.eturn the same for taxation, and upon
heir failure to do so 50 per cent, pen
ilty will be added to the valuation of
iii such property.
For the convenience of tax-payers I
viii be at the following places on the
lates mentioned to receive tax returns.
Please meet me :
"ongbranch- Saturday.J*.n. 12
frent?n.Monday. " 14
fohnston.Tuesday. u 15
51mwood, Wed'day, 10 to 1 o'cPk u 16
Heeting Street, " 2 to 4 u - 16
Peasant Lane..Thursday. " 17
".Cheatham's Store, Friday.... .* 18
V Y Quarles'.- ..Saturday. " 19
?lum Branch....Tuesday. M 22
?arksville.Wednesday ... " 23
Mark's Hill.Friday. " 25
V Cbeatham's.. .Saturday. " 26
toper's XRoads.. Monday. " 2S
Jolliers.Tuesdry. " 29
ted Hill.Wednesday".... fl 30
Cdgefield C. H. from Jan. 31st, 1901, to
Feb. 20th inclusive.
J. B. HALTIWANGER,
Still in S
am happy to announce to the
>ubhc that, though slightly dis
igured, I am still in the ring for
;ood STAPLE and FANCY GRO
CERIES at living prices. I can
>e found on the corner in rear of
he Bank of Edgefield, where I
hall be glad to see my old patrons
,nd friends and as many new ones
is the case will admit.
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EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depositary
f. C. SHEPPARD, W.W.ADAMS,
f. H. BOUKNIGHT, J. A. BENNETT,
j, M. COBB, B. S. HOLLAND,
V. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLciR
F. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS, vice-President.
E. J. MIMB, Cashier.
J. H. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier
Pays interast on deposits by special
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to busi
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