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Ederef ield Advertiser
J. L. MIMS, - . - EDITOR.
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Edgefield, S. C.
Twelve Enterprises Edgefield
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 fire
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 annum, 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 for less 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 ^Temple of our
"X^?berties^'and if it must fall,
we. will Perish amidst the
Ruins." The motto of The
Columbia Hive in 1843 was :
" Where liberty dwells 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 to 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 per1
mile, on the Aiken Line. From
Edgefield to Greenwood, $2 75.
Frcm Edgefield io Cokesbury, $3.
50. (Sigued) R. Ward. Dec. 21,
In 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 mc 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 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 SOOD R0ABS I
Hew Yo DO ir. i
ililli MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH C MIIIIIIII1UIHIIIIIIIIIII?7
(CONTINUED FROM RECENT ISSUE.)
to have good roads without the
proper legislation ; tho present
legislature bas set the limitations
beyond which we may not go. We,
want to send two good-gooch
roads men to the legisla
aud elect county commies
whom we know capable of .
ing out competent road im
ment and willing to do so
wbo 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
I didates closely on this su
It is a vital one. They w
be for "good roads," but tl
not the point-il is evasive,
question is, "What is your pl
get them?" The answer si
be frank, full aud satisfactor
we want anything done to hel
road situation, no demag
shouldj be tolerated ; no dc
no waiting to see how thing
pear to be going. This h
sincerity, and nothing can b
pected from such "good rc
men offering for office.
Tnose wbo hate been tried
have failed to advocate the
methods should not be given a ci
again. Ko promise or excuse si
be taken, certainly once ii enouj
find out tow 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 else,and tha
useless to expect, prosperity or to
lands go to their real value while
have such transportation f?cil t
pay such excess for all hauling, wi
is now about 20 per cent, of the 1
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-a spade a spade.
We want good men and braye z
in county commissioners and ref
sentative?, who will do what ti
think is for the best interests of
people of the county,"eveu if it is n
essary for them to advocate a sli,
Ulerease in taxes. A public officia
Edgefield county said to me the ot.
day : "It is the history of road i
prowement that the j ublic men whe
the start advocate taxes for road i
pravement are left at home by 1
voters, though later be 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 righi and for the intere
of hid people, he should do it; that
what he is ia office for." He is c
tainly not there just to hold offi
This gentleman has stated that ho
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 rom
now want ia all tho help they ?
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
po9ed to the means of providing
better system, let them say so, an
then stick to it.
Let us now begin Jto line up, and w
shall bring a better day, practical!
in Edgefield. B.C. M.
Clark's Hill, S.C.
EIDG-EFTELD, S, C
Teeto Extracted absolutely
OFFICE HOURS j ? ?. M-P
/ 2 p. m. too p. m.
14 YRS. ACTIVE PRACTICE
Ii. S. C.
Annual statement of the condition
I of the Bank of Edgefield at the close
of business Search 14,1902:
RES OU R C E S '
?Loans and discounts..$135,639.82
Furniture and fixtures 1,221.98
Real estate & bk b'ld'g 9,630.06
I Judgments. 864-95
Due from other banks 16,5Jf.7.0Jf
leash in Vault.... 9,475.30
L I A R I L IT IE S.
Undivided prollts. 5,419.51
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgelield, J
I, E. J. M ?ms, cashier of the Batik of
Edgefleld,do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
K.J. M IMS,
Swoi n to before me this the I4th day
of March, 1902.
B. B. JON ES, (L. S.)
Notary Public S. C.
A S TOMPKINS, )
W W ADAMS, > Ci rectors.
JAS. M COHB, J
The Best Prescriptions for ?alark
Chills and Fever is a bottle of GROVE'S
TASTELESS CHILL TONIC It is simply
iron and quinine in a tasteless form
No cure-no Day. Price 50c
TO CURE A COLD ONEDJ1Y .
t ' -aiiuu'-n
EDCEFIELD S. C.
State and County Depository
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J.H. BOUKNIGHT, J. A. BENNETT,
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS, vice-President.
E. J. MIMS, Cashier.
J. H. A LLEN, Ass't Cashier
Pay? intera8t on deposits by special
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to busi
your flecouQt Solicites.
Ou account of my prolonged ill
ness, my son, DR. F.L. PARKER,
of Johu'ston, will work in my office
for rae two days in each week
Mondays and Tuesdays.
H. PARKER, D. D. S.
f A uew ?ix-roora dwelling--fresh
ly painted-opposite side of street
from Mr J M Cobb's residence. Po
session to be giwn Jan. 1st. Gar
den and stalls and very fine water.
Terms, ten dollars p*r mouth.
.J. WM. THURMOND,
Gins and Presses.
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin, Press,
Cane Mill,and Shingle^Outfits.
Building,Bridge, IF actory, Furic
and Railroad Castings, Railroad, Mil
Machinists'and Factory Supplies.]
Belting, Packing, Injectors, Pipe
Fittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
?Pressend Gin Works
? Repa is Promptly Done
allard Iron Works & Supply Co
R R NOTICE
ie Charleston and Western Caro
Railway beg to announce that ar
mements have been parfected effec
at once, whereby 1000 mile books
leir issue will be honored over all
s of the plant system of Railways.
? arrangement will no doubt be of
rest to the travelling public.
W J CRAIG, GPA?
Edgef?eld, S. C.
ESS SOPHY GWALTNEY
nod her Music Class at her
?, on Monday, the 2d of Sept.
e will be pleased to see her
?r pupils, and others who may
to take lessons from her OD
JO OE VIOLIN.
RLESTON & WESTERM
Y ROL INA RAILWAY.
ista and Ashville Short BLine.
edule in i;ffect Jan. 17, IDOL*
gusta. 9 40 am 140pm
.renwood.. Iii 17p m 1130pm
derson.... 7 .10 p m .
uronq ... 1 15 p m y 00an
eeiiville.. 2 55pm 'J 46 a in
enn Sp'g3....4 05pm .
art anbin g.. 3 00p m t CO a in
luda ... 5 23 p m
mdersDnville 551 pm
invlle .700pm ....
ihi Hs ... 820 am .
icrf inbjrg ll 45 a ra 4 10 pm
r.>eiivUle....U 55a m '4 00 pm
iure ns ... 1 30 p m *7 00p m
.?di 'san. 6 35 a m
reen wood.. 2 28 pm 610pm
lug ?sta.... 605 pm 10 48 am
avajinah.... 5 55 a m .
llh Dun Falls 444 p in;
ae?gh.... 2 16 a m
orl .lk.... 7 30a m
?te iburg....? 00a ra;
iel nonti.... 8 15a ni
?>i?"?ta. 3 65 pm
ti?ndale. 5 68 pm
air?ax. ? 12 p m
"mass?e. 7 25 pm
eat fort. 8 15pm
wi Royal. 8 2ip m
haplwton.. R l i a m
ort Royal. '/Slam
eroaasee.-ff 40 a m
vllendale . A ts ?.rn
?gusta . lir.5am
<e connections at ti . cen wood for
info clift. A. L., aol C. an?! G.
ay, and at Kpartanburg with
information relative to ticket?
scehdules, etc., address
W. J.CUAIO, Gen. Pass.Agt
T. M. EMERSON,
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J. M. COBB
is Daily opening up
Our line of
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
and Dress Pants. Dress Skirts and underwear.
uUp-to-datest thing" in Ladies. 1, 2 and 3 strap
Parent Leather Slippers. If wc 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 rifeht.
Special attention given the interests of our patrons.
We want your trade and have thc goods to suit
you.- Butterick Patterns for sale. Come to our
headquarters. Yours for business,
JAMES t\. COBB.
THE ARTISTS FAVORITE,
THE GUE AT HIGHWAY
OF TRADE A^D TRAVEL.
Untiing tho Principal Commercial
Canter* and Health and Pleasure
Resorts of th? South with the .a? &
NORTH, EAST and WEST.
IMjfn-Cleas Vestibule Trains, Through SleepiaeVC*** i
between New York and New Orleans, vi* ARSISE,?
Cincinnati and florid* Point? ria Atlante and Vii
Weir York and florida, either Wa Lmohburrf, Danville
**d JTarannwh, or ria Richmond, Danville dad
eVeerler Dining*-Car Service on all Through Trains.
Encollent ?errie* and tow Rat?? to Charleston ea*
Count ?outh Carolina Inter-State and West Tactien
Winter Tourist Ticket? to all Reaorta now on aale mt
**ST detailed Information, literature, time table: rmiea atm
appt* f noaroMt tinko*.agent, er address ' '
9. H. HARDWICK,
Oenerml Passenger Agent,
Washington, D. C.
R. W. HUNT.
Diu. Passenger Jtgent,
Charleston, S. C.
rcBRUARY 10, noa.
W. H. TATLOE,
Can. Patt. j>st>?tl
J. C. BEAM,
District Pass. Jugent,
VIRGINIA - CAROLINA
, * CHARLESTON, * ATLAST!.
Largest Manufacturers of
;?"IN: TT-IO BOUT ri
KAINIT, SULPHATE OF POTASH
MU ATE OP POTASH
AND NITRATE OF SODA - -
Wtt'WRITE US FOR PRICES-IT WILL PAT 1 U.
Unsurpasssed in touch tone, work
manship and durability. Sold on
TERMS OT E/\SY TAYMEfiT
Abloom with New Easter Novelties. The shelves and counters
?re laden with magnificent requisites for Easter. (No word but
.'Magnificent" can fitly tell of the beautiful fabrics to be worn this
season. Liren is the prevailing rolor, and we have it in the Zepher
Weaved,Pure Linens, Fresh Organdies, Ginghams and Lawn,
WASh GOODS In this departtneut we display a
llllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllilll m.. strong hue of Irish Dimities, fine
Sheer Lawus, check Nainsook, batiu
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 comnlete line of all wool black and gray Camels
Hair Granite Cloths. Brilliantines Si.k Velris Aibatross.
TABLE ZJIJSTE^I. Real German linen white Ta
ble Damask Gi-iuch at 48c yd.
Genuine Turkey Red 62-iucb at 25c.
Scrim and Swis3 Curtain goods, an endless varieties.
Marsilea spread from 50c to $3.00. In our
Hosiery Depart ment a perlect burrican of
styles and prices gn^t you. Study these prices. The closer
yon investigate the better our chances for your patronage.
CORSETS *u ^e *ate8t *a(*8 (ine Girdle) ai)d low
effects.] As heretofore, we recognize no
competition in our beautiful array of Ribbons & Embroideries
The Embroidery sale of Monday was a marked sucoees.
Lookout for M F YT MON DAY. Reader, with your
assistance, we will make ita Red Lutter day of bargains.
NECK WEAR. In this department we are sure there is nof
SMS?HsSaS83B?*3l oue w^0 use8. more care in selection of pat
terns or whose offerings are more up-to-date.
HAS, New Hats. It wouldn't be a bad idea to look at our
Chesterfield aLd Mt. Vernon liue, in the new high
roll of high crown Spring Blacks. SH?GS. ,
Riebt now would be a fiood time to exam
, nUEEN and Roclc.
ineournew styles lu the famous V?rjALiTY ISLAND '
shows for Women, and the H. S. & H. and Thomas shoes fur
Men. The manufacturers claim of beauty, grace, fit and ele
gance and comfort are fully embodied in our elegant Spring
Reader, a visit to the Corner Store and especially through the s'.?nd io cents de.
partment', ?ill convince yon that our aim is tor Better Values and to gain, retain and
merit the confidence of all mankind.
W Pt TURNER
(s. c. C./ ~~
* * * Edgefleld, S, C, * * *
oddest and Largest Co-Edncalional Coll? in the State.
Over 300 students enrolled this session, representing 10 States.
Young men under strictly military discipline.
Faculty composed of 21 Collage at-d University graduates-9 men. w?i
Thorough Literary Courses leading 10 the degrees of B. E.. B. S. andjpj
Superior advantages offered i . the Departments of Music, Art andra
Four magnificent, well . quippe buildings. Bs
Thousands of dollars recently spent lu improvements. ^
From $100 to $140 covers expens e iu Literary Department for th?
entire school year.
During the past session ffij Boarders were enrolled. A large num
ber of applications were rejected for want of roon. 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,
J3DGEPIELD, S. O.
AT ADVERTISER OFEICE
A. F. PERKINS
We are prepared to doj: Masonic work of all
kinds a specialty.
any and all kinds of|