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WEDNESDAY, FES. 5, 1902.
A trip to Salud ii will make
any one advocate good roads.
But a crowd of politicians as
sembling each month and tell
ing how the work should be
done, will never build any
roads-only into office. Get
the farmers interested, meet
them at the worst mud hole in
the road with tools, wagons
and laborers,and pull oft" your
coat and haul sand, clay and
rock to repair roads, and the
people will believe you want
better roads instead of better
offices. Actions speak louder
than words, and work makes
roads better and faster than
talk-unless the gas could be
used in running a road ma
chine instead of being wasted
in the court house. Waste !
His Farewell Sermon.
Rev Dr L R Gwaltney, as pre
viously auuouuced, preached his
farewell sermon Sunday morning.
Through deference to the occasion
which was also an expression of
*ove and esteem, the prstors of the
town Metho ist and Presbyterian
churches did not conduct their
usual services. The seating ca
pacity of the church was taxed to
Tho theme around which tbitf
soul inspiriug discourse centered
was "To be rathor than to seem to
be." In other words, let your
character aud life stand for what
they are rather than act the hypo
crite by oppeariug to be what you
are not. Dr Gwaltnev being con
scious of the gravity of the occa
sion-the last message to his peo
ple-spoke with more than accus
tomed zeal and earnestness. In
deed, so eloquently and spontan
eously did his lips give expression
to the yearnings of his hea? . Lut
he seemed endued with power and
wisdom from on hiyh.
The motfo of Dr Gwaltnev's life
li QR been, " to be rather than ^>em
to be." Would thai every c : z< i
in Edgefield would cho.-*.e the
same motto and livy as nearly up
to it as he has.
Card from Mr. J. C. Sheppard.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., Feb, 3,1902.
Mr Elitor-I ara indebted to a
friend foi a copy of the last issue
of the Johnston Monitor; but for
the thoughtful kindness of this
friend, I might never have seen
the article to which he referred,
and thereupoh great injustice
would have boen doue mo without
my kuowledge. I was astounded
beyond expression to notice in the
column beaded "From the County
-Seaton KJDla rnlnrnn,"-the fol
lowing statement :
u And now we bear the sad news
that the senate, ou the petition of
28 voters of Wise and Pickens
townships representing near 500
voters, have already passed an Act
authorizing the Couuty Commis
sioners ol' our county to issue
bonds against Wise and Pickens
townships amounting when paid >
to one hundred and fifty. (150,000)
thousand dollars etc., etc.
Nothing has pasfed the senate ;
which remotely justifies that state- I
ment. I have been in the senate
chamber each and every day since ,
the first day of the session, and I
represent that no such bill has
passed by the senate, that no such
bill has been introduced in the
senate, and that no such bill is
in contemplation. Any person iu
thia couuty who read that state- '.
meut will at once conclude that it
was passod by instrumentality, for
it is well known that it is the hab
it of the senate, if a local bill is
introduced to leave it tothe judge
ment of the seuator who represents
the particular locality involved;
and therefore I do not doubt that
the impression was intended to
oonvey that I caused the passage
of such a bill.
After thu9 making the impression
that the bill so ment'oned was passed
by ray advocacy, the writer proceeds
with much emphasis of verbiage to
characterize it as "A lobber scheme
to plunder and impoverish and pau
perize the people of the two said town
ships." The writer further calls upon
our representatives in the lower house
to protect our people, and not let said
"infamous Act be passed" and not to
let the "robber band rob u,." These
are very vigorous terms, and we have
not been in the habit of seeing such
terms applied to legislation in. cu
State since the days before IS"').
Of course.I was deeply grieved-dr -
tressed beyond expression-tosrr. such
terms applied to legislation that was
attributed to my advocacy. I" have liv
ed among the people of these two cown
ships the irreater portiou of my life,
and have faithfully endeavored to dis
charge all the duties of a good citizen,
and of course it grim ed ms for the in
ti (nation to be made that I would do
any thing that would result in the
impoverishment of the people of any
portion of my county-to whom l am
indebted for numerous acts of kind
ness and conlldeuce-to whom [ am
bound by numerous ties-and whom I
love for many reasons.
Therefore, I know for all that the
term implies, that all of the people of
the county will readily justify me in
availing myself of the lirst issue of our
county papers to assure them that
nothing has b*en done that in the
slightest degree justifies the accusa
tion that is contained in that article.
I believe that my record of faith
fulness and efficient service in ev
ery public position I have held in
the past, would b? abundant refu
tation of an}' charge of wrong do
ing that could be made against
me, but I would uol be satisfied if
I did uot state in the most direct
and specific terms, that nothing
has been done, and nothing shall
be done, whilst I am a member of
tho general assembly, which will
have the tendency "to plunder and
impoverish and pauperize" any
portion of the people of Edgefield
county. Very respectfully, .
J. C. SHEPPARD
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I LOCAL AND PERSONAL, j
St Valentine's day, February
lith, will soon be here.
Rev Thomas Leitch is conduct
ing revival services at Ridgeville.
Miss Lena Stevens, of Meeting
Street, recently spent several days
with Miss Effie Allen.
Mr H H Stanbridge, of Ellen
ton, was in Edgefield two or three
days last week.
Mr Luke May has been confined
to his home for several days with
grip, the kind that holds tight.
Mr P B Stone, of Cold Spring,
was in town Monday and paid the
ADVERTISER a pleasant call.
Mr A A Glover, one of the at
taches cf the Senate, came over
from Columbia to spend Sunday
with his family, on Rocky Mount.
Our new depot agent, Mr Der
rick and family have removed to
the cottage owned by Solicitor J
VV Thurmond, in South Edgefield.
Astray COTV, light, with white
spots, and a hoie in right ear, was
taken up 3 wks. ago; now has calf
1 wk. ole. Apply to B M Sullivan
at Ropers, pay for keeping, etc.
Captain and Mis George Evans
have returned from a visit to Beau
fort. Mr Evans enjoyed a deer
hunting trip while away and he
bagged some game, too. Oh, deer !
M?36 Lee Morrall, of Edgefield,
is visitiufi the Misses Gadsden at
'.The Hickories," so says the Sam
merville News, of Summerville.
It will bc gratifying to the raanv
friends of Dr Gwaltuey to know he
expects until the vacatiou, to pay
a monthly visit to his family who
will reinaiu here till summer. Io
knowinfi this Edgefield will feel
less that they are giving him up
We direct attention to the gov
ernor's proclamation in this issue,
offering a reward for the appr?
hension and conviction of the per
son or persons who set fire to the
barn of Mrs .AnnaT Swearingen,
on the night of January 13tb.
My five room dwelling and one
horse farm in the town of Edge
fV'ld. Hat barn, stublos, ht, pas
ty .? and a well ol g-od water. It
is lo**- IL the academy and S C C
I. Also two Jersey cows, with
Uc-\'. r calves, both cows are giving
milk. Titos J ADAMS. Apply io
J L MIMS.
The following ?'elngafes have
been appointed to ii%e Good Roads
convention to be held iu Charles
ton today, tomorrow and Friday :
James T Bacon, S B Mays, J Wm
Thurmond, H C Middleton, J O
Scott, J M Bell, R A Cochran, W
R Parks, Dr n~?fcran. N G
Evans. A g
M i ss Stel
one of tho n
jf that iusti
M Spann, o
Pipkins in Priva.,,
ty, during the last BeissiO'
Mr C A Griffin left here yester
day for Atlanta, Georgia, where he
will be treated at the National
Surgical Institute. This is one of
the best equipped institutions in
che south, and we earnestly hope
and believe that Mr Griffin will be
^reatly benefitted by the treatment
Auditor Halt.iwanger gives fair
warning to all who neglect or re
fuse to make their tax returns by
the 20th of February, that he will
be forced to add the 50 per ceut
penalty, as required by law. Mr
Haltiwanger hates to have to do
so, and has given all au opportun
ity to make returns, but he must
obey the law. It doeB not cost any
thing to make your returns, but h
saves you money, and saves Mr
Haltiwanger and others time and
trouble. The best thing to do is
to make your returns at once.
Cotty All's Mee.
The County Auditor's office will
be open for the purpose of receiv
ing tax returns, of both personal
and ieal estate for taxation for the
year 1902, irom January the lat,
1902, to February the 20tb, 1902.
All persons owning or controling
property in any mauuer whatso
ever are required to make returns
of the same between the dates
above mentioned, and any and all
who lefnse or neglect to do so will
be J barged vtith an additional as
sOwSiM'iiit of 50 p^r cent, for non
return on personal property.
All persons persons owning land
are required by iaw to make re
turns of the same nd to note on
their returns all transfers, to whom
and from whom.
Owners of real property, situate
partly within and partly without
any incorporated town or city are
required lo list the part in the city
or town separately from the part
outside the incorporated limits
Assessment of real estate values
is fixed by the County and State
Boards of Equalization every
Every male citizen betwten the
ages of twenty-one (21) and sixty
(60) years, except those incapable
of earning a support, from being
maimed or from other causes, and
except those wno are made exempt
by law, shall be deemed taxable
poll6 : . -
At li dgerield Court House from Jan
uary 27th to February 20th inclusive.
I emphatically insist upon all
parties whose duty it is to make
returns of their property for taxa
tion, to do so within the time pre
scribed, by law. I recoguize how
difficult it is for people to pay
their taxes, but the law must be
J. B. HALTIWANGER,
STATE OFSOUTH CARLINA, ?
EXECUTIVE MANSION, S
H EUE AS Information has
been received at this Department
that on the Thirteenth night of
January A. D., 1002, tin- Burn MM.!
othi-r Buildings belonging to Mr.
A. T. Sweuringen, in the County of
Iftlge?eld wer?* burned, and there
being reason to belivo that the
burning was an act of incendiarism.
Now, THERFFOUE, I, M. B. Mc
sweeney, Governor of the State of
South Carolina, in order that jus
tice may be done and the majesty
of the la w vi nd icu ted, clo hereby
offer a reward of ONE HUNDRED
DOLLARS for the apprehension
and conviction of the person or per
sons who committed said act of in
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my li.iud and
caused the Great Seal of
the State to be affixed, at
[L. S.] Columbia, this Twenty
ninth day of January, A.
D., 1902, and in the 126th
year of the Independent
of the United States ol
M. B. MCSWEENEY,
By the Governor:
Al. R. COOPER, Sec'ry of State.
Photographs in the latest and
most fashionable styles at lowest
prices for first-cla: B work. Ch i 1 -
daen photographs a specialty. R
CH Efl / G J? L
RICHMOND, * CHARL
?SrWRITE VS FOR PRU
Capital Stock, $500,000.
FULLY PAID AND FORE
J. H. HILL, President. General ManagC.
A.W. MILLER, Vice-Prci ?ind Treas., Mer
C. S. VIPOR, Capitalist, Secretary, Ga
G. M. HUYAN. Director, Presiden
G. W. BOSCHKE, Director,
DEPOSITORY AND CUSTODIAN OF F
The Company owns outright with
Top Heightbe, upon which it will t
also extensive propertii s adjacent t
now boring wells. MoLey is neede*
properties, and a part of its treasur
ing conditions :
JULIUS RUNGE, Pres
W. N. STOWE, Cashier 15C<
?THE OLDEST NATIOI
S ur pl I
This Bank will receivesub?cribtion>
pa ny and hold the funds id trust, subje
as fol lows :
''Subscriptions to the stock of the Sk
ited with the First National Hank ol' G
scrih'-rs until the company brings in a
furnishing a certificate, executed by co
has been obtained, the Bank will tran?
nany and cortilloati'sof stocks will bed
tion cf receipts issued by this Hank.
"Should thr> company*f;:i) to briter i
fu?as so held in trust will be returned
ceipls issued by this Bank."
The Board of Directors of the Seaboa
to be reliable and responsible, and we c
The personnel of the board of di
au interest in a company that will
principles. Every dollar realized
in trust until its first well is an exi
the treasaury of the company, to bi
equipment for the carrying on of it
tiou is invited, and expected, anqui
onal Bank of Galveetou, Texas, an;
through any mercantile agency.
A request for informatiou addressed I
will recive prompt and careful reply.
MONEY for subscriptions may 1
express company, or by United St?
rect lo the First National Bank or
be turned over to the Bank, who wi
An allotment of stoce is offered f
rapidly subscribed. Seaboard stoc
times its present price and pay larg
For further information, mentioi
By order of Captain N G Evans and
Orderly Sergeant John Sullivan, rho
Bellfield Hussars will meet at Edge
lleld 0 H next Saturday at ll o'clock.
And it it,earnestly hoped that every
member will attend, as business of im
pnrtance is to he attended to
Call nr. Ti C Ta . e
Fertilizers. See hi;.i f'.r ?jest tenus,
ca.sh and od time, before buying.
Eo not put oft buying a home for
your family. Quit paying rent and
purchase a house with rent money.
Apply to- J. II. ALLEN",
Treas. IL & I,. Association
R C P.tdgelt will sell you the cele
brated Armour Guanos. See bim.
Tbose wuose accounts for 1000
and 1901 have nut been paid, will
pluase accept this as final notice
[nterest on all such accounts will
be charged from January 1, 1902,
If vou would avoid annoyance.
PAY UP. J. M. COBE.
The Best Prescriptions for Malaria
Chills and Fever is a bottle of GIIOVE'S
TASTELESS CHILI. TONIC. It is simply
iron and quinine in a tasteless form
Xo cure-no Dav. Price 50c
ESTON, ss ATLANTA.
?nth Carolina. Georgia
ATE OF POTASH j
F POTASH ?
OF SODA - -
lES-ir wu i P.ir i o ir. i
rc LTD TTS\
Par Value of Shares, $1 cadi.
3 DIRECTORS .
t Bryan Hardware Compatir. Galveston, Texas.
Civil Engineer, (/alveston', 1 cxas.
UN'DS, TIIK FIRST NATIONAL BANK
i perfect title properly on Spindle
iring iu a gusher within a few wke ;
o Spindle Top, upon which it is
d by the company io develop its
y stock is offered upon the follow
M, LASKEK, \ ice- 1'us
I> F. ANLLEK, Aaa't Cashier
MAL BANK IN TEXAS.
ALVESTON, TEXAS, October IO, 1901.
to ti e to;lv of the Seaboard Oil Cort; -
ct to the terms of guarantee, winch are
iboard Oil Company, CPUf to or denn?.
alveston,are to be ii i i :. .
gushing oil well.
mpetent parties,rbi ... :.!_.i?? eil
fer all funds to the Sfabonnl'oi! com
elivered to subscribers upon presenta
na well before December ."1,1001 all
to subscribers upon presentation of re
rd Oil Company are w*ll known to us
an recommend the Company as worthy
rectors issu res to every shareholder
be conducted on purely business
from the sales of stock will be held
sling fad, and will then pass into
B used in building the necessary
s business. The fullest investiga
iry may be made of the First Nati
y bufineBS house in Galveston, or
to the Galveston offeps of the company
be remitted through any bank or
iles poslal money order, either di
to the Company, by whom H will
ll execute a guaranty receipt,
it 65 cents per share, and is being
k will undoubtedly be worth many
je dividends when its wells come in
J this paper and write to the
?D ?IL (90.
Our shoe business this season has been far beyond our expectation, but we
are constantly replinishinjr our steck andean flt you in either.
HEAVY OR DRESS SHOES.
?ii y a i lir of HAY STATE SHOES and you will wear no ethers. Every
We can selll 3 on the best ?1.25 Men's'Shoe maue. Every pair' guaranteed
to wear well, il not, we give you another pair.
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BORN & MIMS
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j Envelopes, Etc.
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I THE AUGUSTA
I SAVINGS BANK.
= 805 Broad Street.
= W. R. YOUNG, .... President =
= J. G. WE1GLE,.Cashier gi
= SAYINGS ACCOUTS SOLICITED =
I Interest Paid TJII Deposits ?
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I must have room, and will have, if low prices will
move thc goods. If you want a wedding present, or
need a dinnea set, chamber set, lamp or anthing in
Crockery, China, Glassware, Tinware or House Fur
nishing Goods, be sure and rxamine my stock and
prices before purchasing. Remember the place.
SOO [Broad Street, ?AUGUSTA, GA
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II, FAY GAFFNEY
: JAMES T. MIMS
E M 3
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Represent the vrry^oest Fire Insurance Companies in the country and are
Agents for the NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO., the oldest and [largest
international Life Insurance company in the world. Insurance in force Jan.
i*r inni. over $1,202,000,000.00. This company issues the only policy that,
Has just received a very Jarge
shipment of Beavei, Plush and
MOHAIR CARRIAGE AND
a very beautiful line. Also a full
line of horse blankets. SoleAgts.
for the famous Babcock
JB??OOTS an(l (BMIRJL&GIBS
and John W Masury &, Son's
(S. C. C. I.}
* * * Eda-e?eld, S. C. * * *
Boldest and Larpst Cojfatioiial Collie io tte Stale,
Ovi r 300 st'Henls enrolled liv's session, representing 10 States.
Young mon :inder strictly military discipline.
Faculty composed of 2} College ard Uir'versity graduates-9 men.
Thorough Literary Courses loading to the degrees of B. E.. B.S. and
Superior advantages offered L the Departments of Music, Art and
Four magnificent, weil. quippe . buildings.
Thousands of dollars recently spent in improvements.
From $100 lo $140 covers expenses in Literary Department for the
cntiro school year.
During the past session J?J Boarders were enrolled. A large num
ber of applications were rejected for want of room. Additional room
will be provided for the coming session.
If you contemplate attending our college, writd for one of our beau
tiful catalogues and application blank to
F N K BAILEY,
RIDGEFIELD, S. O.
THE NEW YORK BACKET
Is not dead and don't expect to be as long'as any
?| other store is in operation. I am too fond of living
?I to die as long as 1 can help it. I came into the world
alive and have been living ever since, for I learned
ro live when I was little. When I bought my Fall
and winter goods I realized that cotton would below
and that my customers wanted to live too, and to
tell the secret of my success I have
KILLED HIGH PRICES.
Merit is the Trademark of Success, ar i Valu? is
thc true test of Cheapness. My motto : ou ler
buy, undersell, and therefore the New } ork . .ack
et Store can sell goods cheaper than comp ?titors.
My stock is new and up-to-date. When in need of a
suit of clothes, shoes, hats, caps, underwear, dress
goods, jackets capes, pants goods, etc.. come to
TIE NEW YORK RACKET STORE
J. W. PEAK, Proprietor
J. M. COBB'S
received his mammoth stock of
F^6?' Dress Goods,
SKIKXS, COATS, and. STAPL6
DRY GOODS & DEESS TRIMMINGS,
Cotton piece goods at Augusta prices. Our line of
SHOES, CAPS & CLOTHING
are now ready for your inspection. Don't fail to get our
pricer E?rnember that we make a specialty jf
D 'ess Goods.
ian ?oii poi to DO (iiitjjouft lr?
CHARLES A GRIFFIN
W. J. RUTHERFORD & CO
;y/ .... AND DEADERS IN
Lime, Cement Plaster, Hair
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
ReaH y Roofing and
Write TTs For* Price??
Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets,1
segies, Wagons, Pianos
D?gaos, (Wal Istiuaieots.
A good Buggy-the eal?efW?Ai.ng, best riding, with the longest
staying qualities-see my line ofOpen and Ten Buggies, Carriages
The best Wagon made, our Owensboro and Russell Wagons.
Auyth.'.-ff in the Harness Hue, Buggy Robes, Whips, Saddlery, etc.
we can furnish it to you at prices as cheap as the cheapest.
The finest toned and best made Piano on the market we can show
il lo you, or the best Organ by the least money. Call and let us show
them to you.
The huest selection of Sheet Music ever seen in this section, como
and look through our line of classical and operatic vocal and iDstic
And last, if the sad necessity' e\ er comes to you or yours wher
you shall need anything in the Undertaker's line, our Hearse and en
"tire line of Undertakers' Goods are at jour services.
You are cordially invited to visit my store and let usshowjjyou
anything you wish to see or hear. _
JOHNSTON, S O'.
CHARLES B. ALLEN
Stoves, Grates, Ranges and
Tinware of all kinds.
o BROAD STREET, AUL 'STA. QA