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Ed?ef ield Advertiser
J. L. BUMS, - - - EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY DEC 31, 1902.
- Murder and Lynching.
On Saturday afternoon last
Mr. William Jay, a prominent
farmer, was brutally murdered
at Jus home near Troy, in
Greenwood county, by a ne
gro tenant and his wife. As
soon as the citizens of the
community learned of the at
rocious . crime ty?Arsb??i
for the assassins who were
caught and made partial con
fessions of their guilt. They j
were summarily shot to death
by scores, of enraged citizens
at Winterseat bridge overl
Hard Labor creek, very near]
the same spot where seven
negroes were killed fdr the
murder of Mr. and Mrs. Har
Orphans Made Happy*
: An act worthy of all com-j
mendation was that of Mr. ? R.
Goodwyn Rhett, the chiefest
among Charleston's bankers!
and one of the J. P.Morgan's]
of the south, in throwing open
thc doors of his palatial resi- j
dence to the 229 inmates of
the Charleston orphan nous*,
bidding them come in and
. partake of the Christmas tree
that he and Mrs Rhett had
prepared for them. Mr. Rhett,
as lawyer, banker, politician
. (not of the vulgar type, how
ever) has as great demand j
upon his time as possibly an]r j
other man in the state yet he
counted it joy to lay aside all
in order to brighten the lives
of these homeless and father
less little ones. Althoush pres
ident of one of the largest
banks in the state and aspiring
. to the exalted position ?Tmay
or of Charleston^' hethought
himself not too great to play
Santa Claus for the delecta
tion, of the orphans. "In as
5 much as ye have done it unto
'the least of these my" breth- j
ren, ye have done it unto me.5
To be a truly great man in
this world* does not consist;
merely in the possession of
wealth, or in occupying an
exalted position, or being clad
in costly apparel stalking the
earth with a pompoWair.Only
the .magnanimous . are truly
great. If one wqiild be ex
??ed at the final df.y let him
^P^:-himself arid seek to
Bead lise Cemmanleatioa.
We direct the attention of
: the fathers and mothers 0
Edgefield to the timely and
; admirably written communi
appears elsewhere in this is
sue. It i? .not our purpose
tQ discuss vin t?f?s connection
the merits\or demerits of dan
- cing, but, as the subject has
been broached, wc do assert
that the excessive dissipation
incident to many of the public
dances, notably the lateness
' of the hour of leaving the
dance hall-4 o'clock a. rn.
is indiscreet and improper and
? it behooves the parents of
Edge fi eld, who alone can do
it. to restrict the participants
in these functions to the ob
servance of more reasonable
. hours. ;
Theres is not a home in
. Edgefield whose parlor would
be thrown open to our young
people to engage in the dance
till the 4 o'clock hour. It
would be considered improp
er, out of taste. If this un
seemly hour is improper or
_out of taste in the home
r should it not be considered all
the more improper in the pub- !
lie hall where more license
| or latitude is permitted and
where, too, possibly some
participate "who would not be
invited to tne private home ?
. We are not disposed to up
braid those whose views may
not coincide with ours
wc respect their opinions
but we confidently believe
that such immoderate and ex
cessive social indulgence* is
demoralizing and baneful in
its tendency, conducing not
infrequently to spiritual ruin,
physical wreck, social ostra
cism . Shakespeare truly said,
"Violent delights have violent
ends, and in their triumph
die ; like fire and gunpowder,
which.as they kiss, consume."
Some parents of our town
who have promising sons and
queenly^ daughters will yet,
we apprehend, find ithem
selves in the "gall of bitter
ness" because they kept not
their children from the "bonds
&f iniquity." ba]
Thc Methodists of America
are to be congratulated upon
the fact that they have suc
ceeded in raising a Twentieth
Century Thank-Offering fund
of $20,000,000. Nineteen mil
lions hts been raised and a
millionaire, whose name has
not yet been announced, has
promised one million.
Rainsford for Speaker.
A Speaker of the House
will have to be elected when
the legislature convenes cn
Tuesday, the 13th proximo.
There are three candidates for
't&? -^Dlace, Representatives
Smith, of Kerenawy J&ttUAWf,
of Lancaster, and our own
Tho?. H. Rainsford. Mr.
Rainstord would make an ad
mirable presiding officer, rui
ing impartially and conducting
the business with dispatch
and we trust that when the
election is held he will be
As it is Christmas time I
fear my letter will be late, but
Everything is very quiet
here for the Christmas season.
One can hardly realize that
it is Christmas.
A fine Christmas tree was
given at the hospitable home
of Mr and Mrs J A Butler. It
was enjoyed by both old and
young. "Old Santy" had a
present for all. After the
presents were distributed,
games were enjoyed by the
young people, then music by
Miss Myra Butler, Old "San
dy" then left, carrying his
tree with him. He said that
he had to go three thousand
miles by half past seven."
Cadet W O Scott, of Clem
son, is at home enjoying the
holidays, and it seems that he
is having a gay time
A pound party was given
at the home of Mr and Mrs
J L Crafton, of Morgana, last
Tuesday night. Music was
furnished by Mr Joe Morris,
of Augusta ;
Mrs Emily Meriwether has
been very sick " for several
days, but is now much better.
We are having some very
cold weather, with plenty of
frost and ice. Some snow fell
Mr J B McKie is spending
Christmas week with his
family in Edgefield.
Some of our boys intended
Wish the ADVERTISER a
happy New Year.
Christmas Tree at Mill Chapel.
The Christmas tree that was
provided by the Sunday" school for
the little folks of the mill was hel l
in the chapel on Saturday night
last. It waa an ideal occasion.
The room was well heated, well
lighted and well filled with bright
ind happy little ones, smiling lads
ind lasses and grown people whose
faces indicated that they entered
into tho spirit of the occasion.
The, tree a beautiful bolly, was 1er
len wit* presents for all ages.
The Sunday school had provided
for the little ones, and friends of
nany of the older people bad pro
dded suitable gifts for them. The
?resents were taken from tn? tree
md distributed by Mesar?. Thomas
tarn and y ethe w Howard. The
ormer in cornie dress pe; Donated
Irs. Santa Claus and the latter
epresenting old man Santa. The
lownish costumes, tricks and an
ios of these two heightened the
air th of the occasion. The whole
chame or programme was carried
ut without a hitch or a ripple to
lar the occasion. We commend
lost heartily the officers of the
unday school for providing this
olightful occasion for the little
oes. May this Sunday school
row and prosper as never before.
[any Happy Hearts.
Tbe most delightful occasion for
te children of Edgefield during
ie holidays was the Christmas
ee reception.gi ven for the young
?opie by their little friends, Eil
n, William, Peicy, Watson and
di th Ouzts. Ono of the pleasnt
atures of the afternoon was
sorge Wash ington's oherr.v tree
j which each child^blind folded
i*d to pin the hatchet in the cen
9 of the tree. ' A prise was given ?
e two who came nearest the
al. The most enjoyabli tim?
we ver wai the hom for the first
(ht of the Christmas tree, wheo
i Santa Claus made his appear
ce, and did the honors of the or.
sion, with an adeptness which
s real Santa Cllau.i himself
old not have surpassed, If ra
tion of office is ever in order
th the old gentleman, his mau
should fall on the shoulders of
es Watson, Remember this
ildren and let him ree how good
0 can be DOW, before bis official
we are donned. ' First, last and
igest to be remembered ki tbs
set spirit of Christmas manifee*
1 by Mr. and liri. Odzts, evi
nced ia their charming hospital
toward the littie innocents who
thu occasion, thronged their
ppy and b??L..?ul home.
The firm of Ramsey
ularly equipped jewelry st
Aleo NOVELTIES aud STAT
El with this Hue io the building
Eg Fux. We shall bu glad to hav
... A. 1? C
* Here is the place to n
We have a large stock <
the season is advancing w
fer anything in our stock f
Under Advertiser B'ld'
ALI. persons are hareby warned
not to hunt, fish or trespaea
in any manner whatsoever on my
lands in Collier and Cullins town
ships. The Hw will be rigidly en
forced against thoso who disre
gard this warning.
NV. E. PRESCOTT.
SUte of South Carolina-County (ff
Edgerleld-Court of Common Fifa.?
A. S. Tompkins, against Mr?. L.
PURSUANT to the decree in this
cause, I will oiler for pale at public
outcry, before the Court Hou.??, town
of ridgefield, and State of St uti? Car>
lina,on .the ilrst Monday in Jan , 190?,
the same being the 5th day of said
monte, between the legal hours of sale,
the following described realty, to wit .
TRACT No. 1.
"All that tract of Imd, containing
one hundred and twenty-five (125)
acres, of the naid Rankinland, and
bounded on the south by other
Rankin lands; on the north by
lands of Joe New, and the Wise
TBACT NO. 2,
All that tract of land, contain
ing three hundred aud five (305)
acree, more or less, and bouuded on
the north by the other tract of tho
weeYby lands of T. H. Clark.
Said land containing in the ag
gregate four hundred and thirty
(430) acree, more or less, lying
partly in Edgefield and parti in
Aiken counties, and known as the
T. E. Rankin place.
Teran of the sale-One half cash
and the balance on a credit of one
y?ar. Interest from thr day of sale
Purchaser to give bon ' ind a mort
gage of the premises sold to secure
the payment of the credit portion, or
ill cash, at the purchaser's option.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH,
Master Edgefield Coun ;y.
Dec. 10, 1902.
ITA TE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, )
COUNTY or EDGEFIELD. ?
?oart of Common Pleas.-John Curry,
t al, against Mary Gray, et al.
Pursuant to the decree in thiscausejo
will offer for sale at public outcry
efore the court house, town of Edge
eld, and state of South Carolina, on
alesday in January, 1903, the same
eing the 5th day of ?aid month, be
reen the legal hours of sale, tbt fol
?wing described realty, to wit:
All that lot, piece,parcel or tract
t land, situate in the county of
Idgefield, and the state aforesaid,
n the Columbia road, about one
ud one-fourth (1?) miles from
Idgefield court house, containing
mr acres three rods and twenty
erches, more or less, and bounded
Q the north by the Columbia
>adand lands formerly belonging
? W. F. Durisoe; on the s-mth hy
nds formerly belonging to J. A.
hriitian, and on the west by Jand
Gouging to Gen. M. C'. Butler.
Terms of Sale-Cash.
Purchaser to comply with terms
sale or give satisfaction toMas
r or the Master is authorized to
Bell within one hour thereafter!
the risk of the former purchaser, j ?jj
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH,
Master Edgefield County
M- YEARS PRACTICAL
& Jones now carry a reg- j|
ock, consisting of jewelry,
ION ERY. You will fiud us
formerly occupied by R. L.
e you call. Respectfully,
TO JP. O. ^
lake your purchases of
D? goods on hand and as j
e have determined to of- j ."
ibsol utely at cost from now
Edgefieid, S. C.
Stale of South Carolina-Edge
field County-Court of C jmmon
Pleas-Mw. J. M. Dwelle, et al,
Celine II. Henry, et al.
Pursuant t i the decree in this cause
I will offer fur salt' ar public outcry
before the court bouse, town of Edge
riVld, ar.d state of South Carolina, on
salesday in January, 19C3, (the Bame
being the nth day ol' said month) be
tween the l?sai hour? of sale, the fol
lowing des'-ribed realty, to wit:
All and singular that tnic' of
land, situated in the county of
Edgefieid Stale of South Carolin?
near th? Town of Plum Branch,
contamng two hundred and fifty
(250) acree, more or less and boun
ded on the north by A. I.. Talbert,
east by .Mrs. M. E. Talbert, south
by J. W. Talbert, and west by A.
S. J. Talbert, same more fully ap
pearing by a plot of sacio made by
John Bf . BusBey D. S. Nov. 80,1895.
Terms of sale-One-half cash,
and the balance on a credit of one
aud two years, with interest from
the day of salo. Purchaser to give
bond and a mortgage of the prem
ises sold tosocure the payment of
the credit portion or all cash at the
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W F ROATH^
. MASTER'S SAE.
State of Soul h Carolina-Edge
field County-Court of Common
Pleas.--Mrs. Jeunie Foy Lynch,
VT. 0. Foy.
Pursuant to the decree io this
cause I will offer for sale at pub
lic outcry before the court house,
town of Edgefieid, and state ot
South Carolina ou the first Mon
day in January 1903, the same be
ing the 5th, day of said month, be
tween the legal hours of sale, the
following described realty, to wit:
All that tract of land in the
county of Edgefieid and state of
south Carolina, containing one
mudred aud three (103) acres
nore or less, aud bouuded by lauds
f Henry Hart, Archey Lewis, the
,oug Cane Road and Williami
Terms of sale-Cash.
If terms of aale are not com
?lied or satisfaction to the Master
e is authorized to resell the same
rithin one hour afterwards.
Purchaser to pay for papers. *
W. F. Roath,
Master Edgefieid County.
December 10th, 1902.
. M. WHITMAN.
2?S 7tlS Street, Augusta, Ga.,
VES FREE EYE TESTS for all defrcts o!
;ht, grinds thc ?ropor glasoes anti WAR
I NTS them.
Lenses cut into your frame while you wait.
?}rp . -i. te* If you need
- - ! medic- e ox gk-Ml
New Silk and Flannel v,Taist Geode, Dress Skirt Goods
in new patterns. 50-inch Broadcloth in all colore.
Lovely Linen Embroidered Handkerchiefs.
. SomethiDg new in W. B. Corsets. Beautiful Gloves
and Hosiery. Ladies and Children's underwear and
UNION SUITS. Handsome "Up-to-date" Ladies
DRESS SHOES, Men's Dress Shoes,
Children's school shoes. Ladie's Walking Skirts, Men's
Dress Pants. Novelties in Silk Braids and Velvets.
Many New Goods Coming in for the
THIS IS THE SEASON FOR FIRES
ARE YOU PROTECTED ? If not we can protect you by]\
placing your business in some of the largest aud moat repu
table companies in the world.
We can alsos how you one of the moEt desirable Life Insurance
contracts written by any compauy on earth.
Soliciting a share of business we are Resp-clfullv,
GRIFFIN & MIMS'
C. A, GRIFFIN. E. J. MIMS
Office Over May' & May's Store.
-Will be made easy by coming to our store for
Dry Goods, Shoes, Notions.
Our store is chockfull of new goods bought especially for De
c inber business. We are opening un .Ww Shoes,Waisting?,
SKIRTINGS, ?W THOMPSON'S AND E. & fi. CORSETS,
Elkin All Wool Blanket?. All kinds of underwear, handker
chiefs of all styles. Latest things in Gents collars and
cuffs Another shipment of stockings sp?c'ally for Sania clan SP
to fill up on Chriblnias niO'niug for I he litll? folks. Will
offer some special bargains in Ladies and Childiens Wraps
during this month. Dont forget The " Walk Over" Ehoes
when you buy your Xmas Foot uvar. All we want is a chance
and we think our values and prices will not fail to piense.
Get your Laundry to my store Tuesday, return Saturdays.
December 10th, 1902, Respectfully.
JAIMES EX HART
% HART * BUILDING,
STATE Or SOUTH CAROLINA, J
COUNTY or EDGEMBLD. f
Court of Common Pleas-J. C. Shep
pard, against Mrs. E.R. Penn, et al
Pursuant to the decree in this cause
I will offer for sale at public outcry
before the court house, town of Edge
Held, and State of South Carolina, on
salesday in January, 1903, (the same
being the 5th day of said month) be
tween the '.egal hours of sale, the fol
lowing described realty, to wit :
All that tract of land, situate in
ihesaid county and state, contain
ing one hundred and fifty (150)
icres. more or less, and bourdedi
m the north by lauds of R.C. May
ion, and on the eaBt, south and
vest by lands of the estate of J.
TermB of Sale-Cash.
If terms are not complied with
ir satisfaction given to Master he
s authorized to resell within one
lour afterward at the risk of thu
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W F ROATH,
Master Edgefield County,
December IO, 1902.
--- -? ??-?-r i r /?* m
To sell your OLD GOLD or SILVER
that you do not v ant. Send it to me
and get the CAt>.r. I am paying HIGH
PRICKS for antique silver in good con
dition, irom a spoon to a tea set
B. D. NUITZ, 603 X. Eutaw St, Bal
tunore,Md.,dealer in Antique silver etc
T NEW DISCOVERY
FOR THAT COLD.
TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE.
?olds, Bronchitis, Asthma,
isy, LaGrippe, Hoarseness,
ore Throat. Croup and
WO CURE. WO PAY.
Hes 50c. and $1. TR I Ai. BOTTLES FREE.
i? BANK MW?1.
EDGEFIELD S. C.
;ate and County Depository
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, On and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin, Pres?
Cane Mill, and Shingle Outfits.
ruildirg,IijY|f> y celery, uric
and Railroad Castings, RaiJrrad, Mil
Machinists'and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Packing, Injectors, Pipe
Fittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
cast every day. Work 150 Hands.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler,
Press and Gin Work*
Repa is Promptly Done
Lombard Iron loris & Sopplj Co
pr.":!81"11''1"1 ?."'7 O?nulne.
,8A* ^*J?W""?hW?! Ladle, ?rt VrntOtt
In Kn.) MI.| ??M mrulllc hom. >MM
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I m Mnn?. Buj- of tour DmqrUt, or -md ,}<.. la
V" Ar Relief tar Lodli.," ht t, itrr. bm ra.
-\. ^ A . ?%rn Mull. 1?.nn? T?iim..n;sl,. BMb
AH?t> IM. **' *^rufglM,. Chlcho.tcr Chemical Co."
IKndou ihli ? ?per. Madlnoo i^uarc. Vi! i L.?7. VA.
J. A. BENNETT,
S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
W. E, PRESCOTT.
[J. SHEPPABD, President-.
W. W. ADAMS, vice-President.
E. J, M IMO, Cashier,
J. n. ALLEN, Asf't ( r> I II
'aya Intera6t on depoMl* by rpm?
loney to loan on liberal forms,
'rompt and p.olite attention to hu s i
Reduce Your Weiot
Reduce your fat and be re
fined. R.'iine your fat ai d
he reduced. "Ked net o'*
is a perfectly harmless veg
etable compound endorsed
by thousands of Physiciai
sind People who have tried
We send y< u the Fcrmula
and you make "Keducfo" at
hore if 3 ou desire, vi II
* ""know full well
a ii d therefore
need have no
fear or evil pf.
feels. .Send .$J.fH)
for receipt or fir.
for sample treat
ment, a nd i ns'ruo
m ii led in pl? |(i
Giiaig ctdliai co
3701 S JCFFCRSON AVt
CT LCUIS V.O
WE WISH TO
acknowledge to our friends*
and patrons, our sincere thanks
for the generous patronage which
they have bestowed upon us this year.
We trust that each of you enjoyed a pleas
ant Christmas,and thereby crowned,a good \ear
with a better end, and as you start on thc journey
1903, we wish you God Speed to you and yours.
Throughout the cominnyear we shall eudea
vor by every means in our power to
make it mutually prosperous. With
an EYE SINGULAR, that
the Corner Store shall
continue to be the
place when prices
and values are
the driving *
W- rf- TURNER.
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1 H. H. CO SK ERY
I Offers to Ihs trade iu general the best goods ever
I offered in the state at low prices.
1 Fine Plush and Beaver Robes,
I a large assortment for Buggifs sid Carriages.
p Just received a carload of CHRISTMAS GOODS,
?| including goat wagon and furies, boys wagon? <fe
jti velocipedes, also tr cycles for little girlp, hobby
I holies and shoo-flys, all f?rt-1 class pocdp at low
I prie s We ?ire sole ege? 's for H. H. Babcock's
Fine Vchick e. also Jr.o.W.Mrsury & Sou's unexcelled
I Hor^e Paints. Call and'see us.
I 733-735 Broad St., - AllSUSta, f*a.
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Ate invited to our store to see the beautiful things we
nave that are suitable tor holiday gifts :
Puff Scarfs. Linen Handkerchiefs.
Teck Scarfs. Silk Jladkerchiefs.
Wi Four-in-Hand Ties. . Jnitial Handkerc
Suspenders. Dress Gloves.
T u'tllgf 1 ftfntp M^J^a^u^l
space to moution.
Make your friends thrice happy by giving them
something USEFUL as well as beautiful.
Call early get fi-st choice. ???i
DORN & IVIIMS.
The Immense Sto :k of goods purchased for the Fail and
Winter season is nearly all in. A particularly great effort has
deen made to clear out ??very vestige of old toods. Every
thing in the Bee Hive i's new. fresh, just from the loom and
the manufactory. Not only this, bul every thing lhere ie also
stylish, desirable and low pric( d. No one must, eau or ab!o
to undersell the Bee Hive.
We are ready to show goods and to surprise our patrons
wiih some extraordinary values.
BEST & CHEAPEST CLOTHING
In Town. (We meau'in Pries not Quality.)
We carry this season the most complete s?lection of
Dry Goods, Dress Goods, and Shoes,
AU the latest things cud novolties. We have a stook of shoes
which will malch anybody's and surpass many.
Our pridf bas always been and is now cur Millinery
?C?parirmeilt. Cu - lady patrons who bave t-een fit to
patronize us in th^ past will increase Iheir patronage when
ihey see what our Millinery Department has ir store for them.
910-912 BROAD ST
The holidays are here and I am going to ofter to
those who desire beautiful millinery at very low
prices an opportunity to buy some rare bargains ir
Trimmed and Ready-to-Wear
HATS and Baby CAPS
j at Reduced Prices During Holidays,
1 very cordially invite the ladies of Edge
field to call and see for themselves what I .
have. Prices very low. Satisfaction
MISS /WARY BUF?FVD,