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Edffef ield Advertiser
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J. L. ?HMS, - . - EDITOR.
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vertisement s. Liberal contracts made
for thr;e, six, and .twelve months
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Edgefield, S. C.
Twelve Euterprh.es Edgefield
Should I ave.
A Yarn Mill.
A Roller Mill.
A Brick Yard.
A Hosiery Mill,
A Coffin Factory.
A Chair Factory.
A Canning Factory.
Auother Cotton Factory,
A Cheap Furniture Factory,
A ?Spoke and Handle Factory.
A Wood Working Establishment
for cabinet wook, mautles, doors
The primary requisite in
promoting the peace and pros
perity of any community is
good government, which can
only be secured through good
laws and their faithful and
impartial execution. By tak
ing a retrospective view of
our municipal affairs,compar
ing the condition of Edge
field in former days with the
conditions that obtain at pres
ent, one is forced to admit
that our town has undergone
both a reformation and trans
formation that are marvelous.
We will refrain from pa
rading our shortcomings and
errors of the dead past be
fore the outside world. We,
however, make bold to as
sert, that there is not a
town in the state, similarly
environed, in which the mu
nicipal affairs are more satis
factorily administered than
in Edgefield. Such as bois
terous and riotous conduct,
cursing and swearing on our
streets during the day or night
are seldom seen or heard.
The reckless discharge of fir?
arms, endangering life and
property, is no longer indulg
ed in. There is some drink
ing, of course, but that is
done "decently and in order,"
if we can use such a phrase
in this connection. A lady
can walk unattended any of
our streets without fear of
To whom are we indebted
for the happy conditions that
exist ? Certainly to our pres
ent town officials who have
served us so faithfully and
efficiently for several consec
utive terms. With such men
at the helm we need have no
misgivings as to the future of
The municipal election is
near at hand and the ADVER
TISER nominates the present
intendant and council to serve
for the ensuing term.
Through the kindness of
Mr. C. Ward, Jr., of Trenton,
we have ten copies of old pa
pers, dating back as far as the
year 1835. We have one
copy each of the Yorkville
Enquirer, of 1857, with Lew
is M. Grist, publisher, and J.
L. Miller & Co., proprietors,
and The Columbia Hive, of
Saturday morning, December
22, 1832, by A. Landrum,
Also a number of EDGEFIELD
ADVERTISERS, dating as far
back as 1843, with Mr. W.
F. Durisoe, proprietor. The
subscription price was: "$3
per ann am, if paid in advance
or $3.50, if not paid before
the expiration of six months
from date of subscription
and $4.00 if not paid within
twelve months. No subscrip
tion received forless than one
year, and no paper discontin
ued until all arrearages are
paid, except at the option of
the publisher." The motto
reads : We will cling to the
Pillars of the Temple of our
Liberties, and if it must fall,
we. will Perish amidst the
Ruins." The motto of The
Columbia Hive in 1843 was :
" Where liberty d wells there
is my country." These pa
pers contain much valuable
and interesting information.
We will give a few items of
interest below. Look at the
Cheap Travelling ! On account
of the cheapness of cotton the sub
scriber has concluded t:> reduce
the price of traveling in his lines,
to tho following rates : From
Edgefield to Columbia, $4.00. All
students of Greenwood and Cokes
bury Institution, at 8 cents per
mile, on the Aiken Line. From
Edgefield to Greenwood, $2 75.
Frcm Edgefield 10 Coke?bury, $3.
50. (Signed) R. Ward. Dec. 21,
H this same issue is a no
tice of the post office, which
indicates that Uncle Sam had
determined to do a cash busi
ness in the future : "Notice :
All persons indebted to me by
note, bill or otherwise, must
settle by the 25th of Febru
ary, 1843. Hereafter no cred
it will be given in the Post
Office, for Letters, Papers,
etc. As no respect to persons
will be paid, none need ap
ply. M. Frazer, P. M."
In another column propos
als for carrying the mails are
asked for, and the first named
on the list is : "From Colum
bia by Camden, Tiller's Fer
ry to Cheraw, 92 miles, and
back, six times a week in two
horse coaches." Seven min
utes was allowed for opening
and closing the mails.
Cotton quoted in Columbia
at 5 to 7? cents.
At the head .of the editorial
column are the names : "John
C. Calhoun, for President;
Colonel Whitfield Brooks, for
In an issue of the same pa
per under date of Jan. 15, '63,
is a notice of the Edgefield
Female institue, that "Miss
Lucy Gwaltney will resume
her place in the Preparatory
Department on Jan. ist. No
other change of Teachers is
contemplated. (Signed) L.
Another advertisement in
this issue reads : "Prepare to
Dye. I have 500 pound of the
best copperas which will be
sold on reasonable terms. J.
In this issue is an advertise
ment of the Southern Chris
tian Advocate, when it was is
sued at Augusta, Ga., with
E. E. Myers, editor.
I GOOD R0ABS
H0W TO DG IT.
ililli IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH C MIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIHII?7
(CONTINUED FROM RECENT ISSUE.)
to have good roads without the
proper legislation ; tho pre6?nt
legislature has set the HmitBtioDS
beyond which we may not go. We.
want to send two good-good?-!
roads men to the legisla
and elect county commiss
whom we know capable of ?
ing out competent road im
ment and willing to do so
who do not have to wait
which way the "cat will j
before they are enabled tc
their opinions. It is to be
that all citizens will search
didates closely on this sa
It is a vital one. They w
be for "good roads," but tl
not the point-it is evasive,
question is, "What is your pl
get them?" Ihe anewer si
be frank, full aud satisfactor.
we want anything done to hel
road situation, no demag
should] be tolerated; node
no waiting to see how thing
pear to be going. This ii
sincerity, and nothing can b
pected from such "good rc
men offering for office.
Tnose who ha\e been tried
have failed to advocate the
methods should not be given a cl
again. No promise or excuse si
be taken, certainly once ia enou/
find out Low a man stands on
I am not after office; have no d
or ambition for it, and my only d
is to help to do something to dev
our county: to improve the val
ray own land that of my relatives
friends and the people at larg
this state and to make it pos
to patronize our lumber, grist
flour mills. I know that good r
will do moie for the people of
county than anything eise,and tba
useless to expect, prosperity or to
lands go to their real value while
have such transportation f?cil t
pay such excess fe r all hauling, wi
is now about 20 jer cent, of the >
of production, when it should no
more than 5 to 7 per cent. We sp
money for gr ano to increase proc
tion; let's reduce the cost of haul:
I am not after office, and I propos
do what I can to help in this mc
ment for good roads, aud to sp
plainly, calling s spade a spade.
We want good men and braye r
in county commissioners and rep
sentative6, who will do what tl
think is for the best interests of
people of the county,"even if it is n
essary for them to advocate a s 1 i.
ulerease in taxes. A public officia
Edgefield county said to me tbe ot.
day : "It is the history of road i
pro vement that the ] ubi ic men whe
the 'art advocate taxes for road i
pravement are left at home by 1
voters, though later he may be vin
cated." My reply to this was, "If il
necessary for a public official to sui
some sacrifice for advocating what
thinks is right and for the intere
of his people, he should do it; that
what he is in offic*1 for." He is C'
tainly not there just to hold offi
This gentleman bas stated that he
opposed to much taxation for ro
improvement, then I hope he is not i
fiuenced by any such reason as tl
It is to be hoped :hat all in Edp
field county who may want office w
be willing to advocate the rigl t thin
even before it is popular, if they ha
to stay at hon e; or agree that win
the right principles become popul
they will then step out. .
What the advocates of good roa<
now want is all the help they ci
get, and they want it now. 1 do n
think they will have any patient
with public officials who are coi
trolled by "policy." If they are oj
posed to the means of providing
better system, let them say so, an
then stick to it.
Let us now beginjto line up, and w
shall bring a better day, practical!
in Edgefield. B.C. M.
Clarke Hill, S. C.
Teeta Extracted absolutely
OFFICE HOURS j ? a'm- t? ? p' T
( 2 p. m. too p. m
14 YRS. ACTIVE PRACTICE
. S. C.
Annual statement of the condition
of the Bank of Edgefleld at the close
of business darell 14,1902:
RES OU R CE S '
Loans and discounts..$135,639.82
Furniture and fixtures 1,221.98
Real estate & bk b'ld'g 9,630.06
Due from other banks 16,547.04
Cash in Vault.,. 9,$75.30
L I A B I L IT IE S.
Uudivided profits. 5,419.51
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgetield, f
I, E. J. M ?ms, cashier of the Bank of
Edgetield, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
K.J. M IMS,
SWOJ n to before me this the I4th day
of March, 1902.
B. B. JONES, (L. S.)
Notary Public S. C.
A S TOMPKINS, )
W W ADAMS, > Eirectorfi.
JAS. M COBB, J
The Bes. /inscriptions for malaria
Chills and Fever is a bottle of GEOVK'S
TASTELESS CHILL TONIC. It is simply
?ron and quinine in a tasteless- form
No cure-no Dav. Price 50c
TO CURE A COLDJH ONEOftY
t ----- -.annum
EDCEFIELD S. C.
State and County Depository
f. C. SHEPPARD, W. W.ADAMS,
f. H. BOUKNIGHT, J. A. BENNETT,
I. M.COBB, B. S. HOLLAND,
\. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRESCOTT.
OFFICE RS" J
I. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. A JAMn, vice-President.
E. J. MIMS, Cashier.
J. H. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier
Pays interast on deposits by special
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention co busi
Mi RccouQt Solicit?e!.
On account of my prolonged ill
ness, my son, DR. F. L. PARKER,
sf Johnston, will work in my office
for rae two days in each week
Mondays and Tuesdays.
H. PARKER, D. D. S. :
* A new *ix-roora dwelling-fresh
ly painted-opposite side of street
[rom Mr J M Cobb's residence. Po
session to be given Jan. 1st. Gar
len and stalls and very fine water.
Terms, ten dollars p*r mouth.
SJ. WM. THURMOND,
eins Bi)d Presses.
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
Fert:lizer Mill Outfits, Gin. Press,
Cane Mill,and Shingle^Outfits.
Building,Bridge, |P actory, Furic
and Railroad Castings, Railroad, Mil
Machinists'and Factory Supplies.g
Beltiug, Packing, Injectors, Pipe
Fittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
?Pressend Gin Works
" Repa is Promptly Done
M Iron Ms. & Supply Co
R R NOTICE
ie Charleston and Western Caro
Railway beg to announce that ar
mements have been perfected effec
at once, whereby 1000 mile books
leir issue will be honored over all
s of the plant system of Railways.
i arrangement will no doubt be of
rest to the travelling public.
W J CRAIG, GPA?
Edgefield, S. C.
ESS SOPHY GWALTNEY
iiud her Music Clasa at he.?
?, on Monday, the 2d of Sept.
8 will be pleased to see her
ir pupilB, and others who may
to take lessons from her on
JO OE VIOLIN.
RLESTON & WESTERN
V ROL INA RAILWAY.
ista and Ashville Short Hine.
edule in effect Jan. 17, 1901/
gusta. 9 40am 140pm
. eenwood.. 1217pm 1130pm
derson.... 7 .'JO p m ......
uren?? ... 1 15 p m 700a tn
eeiiville.. 2 56 pm 'J 45 a io
cnn Sp'g3....4 05 pm .
artanbuig.. 3 00 p m ?COa in
luda ... 5 23 p m
mdemnville 551 pm
wile .700pm ....
<bv Hs ... 820 am .
?erlinVjrg 1145am MO pin
renville....IL 55a m 4 00pm
lorens ... 1 30p m *7 00p m
nd? 'son. 6 35am
reenwood.. 2 28 pm 510pm
iugista.... 5 05 pm 1048 am
avaunah.... 5 55 a m .
llb Dun Falls 4 44 p rn;
aeigh.... 2 16a m
erl ilk.... 7 30 a ni
ste ?burg....t? 00a m ;
iel nonti.... 8 l?a m
njrnrta. 3 65 pm
landale. 5 58 p m
airfax. ti 12 p m
"mass?e. 7 25 pm
eat fort. Kin pm
ort Royal. 8 25p m
birle.iton . 6 l i a m
ort Koyal. '/?,)& ni
saufort. HS a DI
emassee.: 8 40 a m
vllendale . Jf;3tra
ucriista . ii r.5 a m
se connections at C-eenwood l'or
jutson S. A. L., nul C. and G.
ay, and at SparUnburg with
information relative to ticket."
scehdules, etc., address
W. J.CUAIO, Gen. Pass. Agt
T. M. EMERSON,
J. M. CO
is Daily opening up
Our Une o?
consisting of the newest weave in Black Goods, sat
in Prunella Cloth, Satin Solids, Satin Duchines, and
silk surpass any heretofore shown. Immense line
of lovely fabrics in White Goods, lace effects. Be
sure to see these new things.
Embroideries Laces and Trimmings in Special
bargains. We keep right up with the newest things
on the market. Percales, a great variety, at 5, 6, 7,
8, io and 12 cents. This is a fine season for lovely
Ginghams and Madras Cloth. You must see ours to
appreciate them. Handsome styles in
READY -MADE CLOTHING.
and Dress Pants. Dress Skirts and underwear.
"Up-to-datest thing" in Ladies. 1, 2 and 3 strap
Paient Leather Slippers. If we have one especial
thing to boast of it is our
Excellent Shoe Stock
for Gents, Ladies and Children. Famous Elk Hats.
Domestic Goods by the piece at wholesale prices.
Our goods are bought right and will be sold right.
Special attention given the interests of our patrons.
We want your trade and have the goods to suit
you.- Butterick Patterns for sale. Come to our
headquarters. Yours for business,
JAMES M. COBB.
THE ARTISTS FAVORITE,
KRELL P I A N 0.
Unsurpassscd in touch tone, work
manship and durability. Sold on
TERMS OF E/\SY PAYMENT
THE GREAT HIGHWAY
OF TRADE AMD TRAVEL.
Uniting the Pylncipel Commercial
Canters an?f. Healch and Pleasure
Resorts of tho South with the J& &
NORTH, EAST and WEST.
Utgh.Clsss Vestibule Trains, Through 3leepia*>?ae#
between New YojrJr. and New Orleans, vie A flak**, ll
Ae?*r?l? orld* Poitt?" vl* Atiente end vis j
*??J? ?l??M?. either vfe L?n?hburtf, Danvfile
. ted ?W?haifh, er via Mchmond, Danville *&*
?ining-Car Service on ?ll Through Traine).
EacoUent ?erviee end Lew Rates to Charleston aa?
?Sunt Jduth Carolina Inter-State and Wast Indien
Winter Toovist Tickets to all Resorts now on sat? a?
?ftatlid Information, Utoraturo, timo tooloo, rat??, oto
ampi? to mtaroat tlokot.agont, or address ' 9 '
9. H. HARDWICK.
Oonorml Pa?aongor Jtgont,
Washington, D. C.
R. W. HUNT,
V4v. Paaaongor Jigont,
Charleston, J. C.
FEORUAHY IO, ?Oa.
W. H. TAHOE,
J9aat. Goa. Paat. Jtgont,
J. C. BEAM,
District Pues. Jtfmnt,
CH EM IG/iL CO M PUNY.,
e CHARLESTON, * ATLANTA.
Largest Manufacturers of
;1JNT TH? SOUTH
KAIMT, SULPHATE OF POTASH
MU ATE OP POTASH
AND NITRATE OF SODA - -
WRITE US FOR VRICES-IT WILL PAT 1 U.
Abloom with New Easter Novelties. The shelves and counters
are laden with magnificent requisites for Easter. (No word but
"Magnificant" can fitly tell of the beautiful fabrics to bf worn this
season. Liren is the prevailing color, and we have it in the Zepher
Weaved,Pure Linens, Fresh Organdies, Ginghams and Lawn,
WASH. GOODS *n *D'8 departrueut we display a
nilimtlUIIIlllllnillllUIIIUtllUI lim Btroug hue of Irish Dimities, fine
Sheer Lawus, check Nainsook, Satiu
strrped Organdies and figured Muslins from 3^c to 25c yard.
Our line of Silk striped pink, blue aud pearl Mousline and
Black Grenadine are creations of high art. In our
DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT
We offer a comolete li?e of all wool black and gray Camels
Hair Granite Cloths. Brilliantines Siik Veins Albatross. ,
TABLE TJI3SPE!ET- Real German linen white Ta
"* ble Damas': 61-iuch at 48c yd.
Genuine Turkey Red 62-iucb at 25c.
Scrim and Swiss Curtain goods, an endless varieties.
Mursiles spread from 50c to $3.00. In our
I-Iosiei'y Depart merits a perlect hurrican of
styles and prices grt^t you. Study these prices. The clos?r
you investigate the better our chances for your patronage.
CORSETS *u ^e *ate8t ^8 ('^e Girdle) aDa" low
effects.] As heretofore, we recognize no
competition in our beautiful array of Ribbons & Embroideries
The Embroidery sale of Monday was a mai ked success.
Look out for M F YT MON DAY. Reader? witD .vour
assistance, we will make it a Red Letter day of bargains.
NECK WEAR. In this department we are sure there is no.
M???MHB oue wn0 U6ea raore care jrj selection of pat
terns or whose offerings are more up-to-date.
HAB, New Hats. It wouldn't be a bad idea to look at our
Chesterfield ai. d Mt. Vernon Hue, in the new high
roll of high crown Spring Blacks. SHOOS. ,
Right now would be a flood time to exam
. , ,u f nUEEN and Roclc
me our new sty lee in the famous v/rjALITY ISLAND '
shoes for Women, and tho H. S. & H. and Thomas shoes for
Men. The manufacturers claim of beauty, grace, fit and ele
gance and comfort are fully embodied in our elegaut Spring
Reader, a visit to the Corner Store aud -Mpecially through thc 5 land io centt de.
partaent, will convince y o a that oar aim ia for Better Values and to gain, retain and
merit the confidence of all mankind.
W t? TURNER
(s. c. c./
* * * EdgefLeld, S. C, * * *
oolflest and Largest Co-EfluCattaal Collie in fte Statt.
Over 300 students enrolled this session, representing 10 States.
Young men under strictly military discipline.
Faculty composed of 21 Cclbge a:d University graduates-9 men.
Thorough Literary Courses leading to tlv? degrees of B. E.. B S and
Superior advantages offered L the Departments of Music, Art and
Four magnificent, well . quippe buildings.
Thousands of dollars recently spen? m improvements.
From $100 to $140 covers expenses in Literary Department for thV
Entire school year.
During the pa6t session "J?J Boarders were enrolled. A large num
ber of applications were rejected for waut of roopi. Additional room
will be provided for the coming session.
If you contemplate attending our college, write for one of our beau
tiful catalogues and application blank to
F N K BAILEY,
J?IIDOEFIBIJXD, S. C
AT ADVERTISER OFFICE
A. F. PERKINS
Ve are prepared to do
ny and all kinds of]
i Masonic work of all
kinds a specialty.
-:>o o oo
ria rd Board,