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X J. L. M IMS, - - - EDITOR.
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Edgefield, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 1903.
EDITOR Gonzales in The
State called Jim Till
man a liar, a rogue and a
criminal. Tillman killed him
in defense of his "honor/'
Since the killing almost every
newspaper in South Carolina
and thousands of papers out
side the state have classified
Jim Tillman as a coward, a
murderer, an assassin. If he
kills the editors of all these
papers he will have to employ
a regiment of artillery and an
equipment of Gatling guns.
His "honor" is in decidedly
worse condition than before
he killed Gonzales.-Spartan
burg Free Lance.
BETTER PAY,BETTER SERVICE.
FOR many years the sev
eral Supervisors have
been criticised for neglect of
duty in not properly looking
after the public roads when,
as a matter of fact, they gave
all of their time to the county
that the salary would war
rant. It could not be reason
ably expected of a supervisor
that he give his entire time
and furnish a horse and bug
gy, for the compensation he
received. We think the sal
ary should be increased and
then require bim to give his
entire time to the duties per
taining to his office. Repre
sentative Rainsford will be
commended for introducing
bill providing for an increase
We will say in passing that
all county officials should be
well paid, for these public
^p^?fa;lik?^^^g of m
. ^hc-.j amount ot money pal.i j
COUNTY ON CASH BASIS.
i JON. J. W. DeVore, it
I seems, is to be the
?es who is to lend us-our
-from the financial
of which is to "authorize
?county board of commis
rers to order an election
determine the question of
issuing bonds to pay past in-i
indebtedness and to supply
the county with cash funds to
pay current expenses for one
. year and to provide for their
. We have not seen the text
of the bill nor do we know
*? whether it will yet become
law, for it requires the votes
of many more legislators than
our delegation to make it a
law. We believe, however,
that properly carried out the
plan of relief proposed is
good one. Issuing bonds is
not such a bugbear as many
think. It is nothing more nor
less than a long term loan at
a low rate of interest, which
is just what we need.
. Our county is in the same
unfortunate condition as many!
individuals who are nearly z G }:
year behind and are forced to 9~J
pay interest on back debts. Jf F?T
by issuing bonds all indebted
ness could be liquidated and
place the county on a cash
basis the interest now paid
for borrowed money, some of
which is excessively high,
would pay the 4 or 5 per cent
on the bonds and gradually
accumulate a fund that would
retire the bonds themselves.
Such a plan as the one pro
would place the county
basis. Let us
OUR LAW MAKERS.
OW that all elections
have been disposed of
the law makers are getting
down to business. Last week
C. A. Woods, of Marion, was
elected Associate Justice;
Wm. Elliott, Jr.,of Beaufort,
Code Commissioner; J. J.
McMahan, Trustee of South
The Senate has passed the
Marshall bill prohibiting child
labor in cotton mills, a resolu
tion for constitutional amend
ment providing for biennial
sessions of the general assem
bly, bill prohibiting sale of
toy pistols, and the compul
sory education bill.
amendment giving increased
jurisdiction to magistrates was
defeated. This should have
passed, for fully ninety per
cent of the people favor it.
The following bills ^ave
passed the House: Ame^'\
ment placing io-year convicts
on county chain gangs, abol
ishing phosphate inspector and
devolving his duties upon the
state geologist, a bill fixing
limit of time for payment of
taxes at December 31st of
each year, 5 per cent penalty
to be added to all taxes not
paid by that date,a bill chang
ing the number of days work
on road to hot less than 3 nor
more than 8 and commuta
tion therefor to not less than
$1 nor more than $3, both to
be fixed by the county com
missioners of their respective
SEEIXO IS BELIEVING.
ould not the example of
a Birmingham jailor,in
h&v?ngpM? legal hangings be
attended with beneficial re
sults in South Carolina ? In
executing a death sentence
the jailor in question invited,
or rather, urged, a score or
more of colored people to
witness the gruesome scene.
These spectators stood with
bated breath and stared
aghast, with mouths and eyes
wide open. The half had
never been told them of the
horrors of such a death.
Their impressions of what
transpired in the death cham
ber were spread far and near;
each succeeding repetition
gave greater color to the pi<>
mai ufisr''-.rw?!qr?s i?ea^'f^ j_'
training influence, ia sf?rtTj
prove to be an ounce of pre
vention. Seeing the death sen
tence executed would make
many would-be criminals be
lieve that such a fate would
be theirs were they guilty JD?
For Quarter Ending De
cember 31, 1902.
Amt. hrt. forward, $G,S62 91
" P Morgan, constable 18 75
E Maj', sup. county 7 50
P Salter, Dec. claim 1 20
R Blocker, salary 12 50
r H Ouzts, accouut 8 40
W Cheatham, magistrate 18 75
r G Carley, repair, brid. 1177
r H Ouztp. salary 83 33
" jail report 40 80
L Mims, advertising 5 00
M Markeri, feed 40 74
K Pruitt, constable 25 00
3 Haltiwauger, salary 31 62
E Hart, rn' d' a'oe. coun. 17 36
m Hnghes, feed 1 66
Priuco, guard 15 00
P Sawyer, foreman 23 00
s McKie, wk. on road 32 25
? Timmerman, feed 4 42
trence Mathis, work 15 00
3 Nicholson, fodder 1 00
5 Mays, repair. & feed 7 53
tler& Patterson, salary 10 00
I Bei], Jr., salary 40 75
' Wood, work 5 23
Allen, cash, fo: coun. 7 10
V Sharpton, r?pair. brd. G 25
i Williams, salary 27 83
Tompkiue, commut. 3 00
mers Bank, note b. f.. 1362 G6
Total - . $874S.3l
berby certify that the above ie
rroct statement of the accounts
he last quarter of the year
, and approved by the former
d, J. M. Bell, Jr., A. G. Will
i and R. A. Cockran.
D. D. PADGETT,
*rk B'd. Co. Commissioners.
5 regular examination for
rs will be held Friday, Feb
The State Board
its me to an
Dear ADVERTISER : It has been
some time ?ince I have had the
privilege of writing you a letter
!.ut I havs beeu going to school aud
have uot had much time to write
not even to my beet girl. I enjoy
reading pieces iu the dear old AD
VERTISER which is a very welcome
guest in our home.
Mrs. J.T. Mil.er who has been
on the sick list for SOHO time is bel
Mr. F. h. McCarthy and family
have moved to our quiet town. We
welcome them. Mrs Faunie Car
ter, of Fairfax, visited ber si?ter
Mrs. J. M. Marsh, last week. Mrs.
Marsh is bick but wo hopa for hor
a speedy recovery.
Mrs. H. P. Parks went lo Mo
doc to visit relatives to-day. Mr
and Mrs. L. G. Bell ?pent yester
day w Uh their brother, Dr. D. A J.
Our school is in a flourishing
condition now under the super
vision of Prof. J. E.Crim and Miss
Carrie Talbert. I think Mr Crim
is always glad to see Saturday
cum? so he can go hunting. He
and Judge Dobey are on a bunting
trip to-day aud we hope they will
^have good luck, altho it is 6aid
?nat the Professor bae never killed
a bird. .
Mr. J. G. Heatherly, cf Char
lotte, bas been down in this part
of the countrv. From his fre
quent visits we suppose there
must be rare attraction here for
Mr. Robsrt Blackwells mother,
Mrs. Brodie has been up on a visit
to Mrs. Blackwell.
We bad avery inter opting read
ing club last evening. 1 am euro
all present enjoyed it. Mr Taylor
and Miss Doeia Garnett furnished
Kr. Bell ?nd Judge Dobey visit
ed Mr. Broat Strom's yesterday.
They ri'po-t that he is no belter.
We are sorry to hear this, but
hope be will soon be well.
Misses Myra and Minnie Butler
visited Miss Xe'tie Bell last we;k.
We do not know what ibe Twin
City Power company ie doing, but
we hear thatpoiue of ils represen
tatives wore in town this week.
Wa always enjoy read ii g the
piners written bj "Incogni Uh".
Parksvillo, Jan. 31,1903.
Wheat and oats are yellow and I
look a little sick from the effects
of cold and wind. However, no
real damage bas b? en done as thc
roots have Lot been injured. A
warmTain and a few days of suu
sl ino will restore the beautiful,
deep green color.
neither opiates nor poisons, lt purifies
rheumatism and all blood diseases. Any
luU eafety. Doe? not Injure the digestive
FLORENCE, S. C., Aug-. 16,1902.
Gentlemen :-I began to suffe
rheumatism about thrjr*sp*0i
had it very bad injn/*6 y"*n a??. ?nd
I oould h?fc-w^Tp' UJ?hs- At times
a phspi-r^^ W?lk* T M treated by
^yS?fS?clan without benefit. More than
a year ago Mr. George Wilson, an engi
neer on the Coast Line, living in Flor
cu^ S? me *HA* " RHECMACIDE "
2T *lm? I sot a bottle and it bene
J"*1 mo- J took five bottles and am
1 ZJTJFSL" 1 ever TO In my Hf?.,
l regard "RHE?MACIDE" as a ?rreat1
medklne. I know of othen* fbS
S. T. BURCH.
8o!d by Druggists. Will be sent e:
^Bobbitt Chemical Co.,
&? BANK BfBfl?
EDCEFIELD S. C.
;ate and County Depository
t. SHEPPARD, W. W.ADAMS,
r. BOUKNIGHT, J. A. BENNETT,
I COBB, B.S.HOLLAND,
!. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRESCOTT.
. SHEPPARD, President;
W. W. An AMS, Vice-president.
E. J. Mr.Ms, Cashier.
J. H. A MEX, Ass'? "?asbie
ivs interast on deposits by spee.ia
>npy to loan on liberal terms,
ompt and polite attention to busis
fOUR Account Solicited
GET OUR PRICES,
iplete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
izer Mill Outfits, Gin, Presf
Mill, and Shingle Outfits,
ildirg, Irirre, F*<t<ry, lt. ric
?[road Castirgs, Railroad, JJ ll
lui er, tors. Pipe?
i h erf
h ere I
cl a in;
11 A i
of Si) i
AUDITOR'S OFPIC15, Edgefield, S. ?.T
This oiric? will be open to receive
returns of personal property- for
taxation from theist day of Janu
ary to the 20th of February follow
All transfix of Rea? Estate nude
since last year's assessment must
be noted on the return-stating
number of acre-?, from vvJfcm
bough I, or to whom sold.
The Township Assessors arfrre
speclfully requested to meet mi at
the appointments for taking tax re
I turns in their respective townships,
'and they are also required to make
tax returns for till those who fail to
make their own within the time
prescribed by law, that the legal 50
per cent, peualty be added for their
failure to do so.
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and GO years, except ex
Confederate soldiers over 50 years
of age, and those incapable of earn
ing a support from being maimed
or from any other cause are deem
ed taxable polls.
All persons owning property or
having control of such as.husbimd,
guardian, executoi, administrator,
or in any fiduciary capacity are re
quired to return the same for taxa
tion, and upon.their failure to do
so 50 per cent, penalty will be ?dd
ed to the valuation of all such prop
For the convenience of tax-pay
ers I w i i i be at the following places
on the dates mentioned to receive
tax returns. Please meet me:
Trenton, Thursday, Jan. 29th.
Arthur M. Herring's store, Friday,
Johnston, Saturday, Jan. 31st.
Elmwood, Monday, Feb. 2nd.
Pleasant Lane, Tuesday, Feb. 3rd.
iS. Chentham'd store, Wednesday,
VV. Y. Quarles', Thursday, Feb. otb
Longmires, Friday, Feb. Gth. -
Plum Branch, Saturday. Feb. 7th.
Parksviile, Monday, Feb. 9th.
Modoc, Tuesday, Feb. 10th.
Clark's Hill, Wednesday, Feb. ll th
W. Chea thain's, Thursday, Feb 12th
Roper's X Hoads, Friday, Feb 13th
Collier's, ?aturdav, Feb.Hth.
Red Hil!, Monday, Feb. IGth.
At Edgefield C. H. from Feb. 17th
to Feb. 20 inclusiv-.
J. B. H A LT! WANG ER,
List of lettere remaining TH the
Postufiice at E Jgefield, S. C., week
ending Feb. 2nd. 1903:
E. B. Bust, Henry Eldr?k,
John Walter TMoone, Ths. F.
Mooro, Prince Swearingr, Miss
Cora Andrews, Mrp. Anna Davis,
Miss Mary E. Miles.
Jsoc Jackson, Suoy Marsh,
Lana Seigler, H. R. McPals,
John Wellon, Mrs. Addia Nil!, L.
M. Pusan, William Walter, Man
dy Tilwau, Emujer Wilsen, Nick
When afking for letters on this list
say "advert iscd."
rr om roots, herbs ?nd barks-contains
the blood and removes the causes of
one can take RtlEUJlACl?E with abso
D'"'- " " 'Ith. 1002.
...uiKQTOie, S. C., Aug. li..
Gentlemen :-About two years a?
baa a very severe attack of inflamma
tory rheumatl'-m. I suffered great pain
ind was conflu? u to ray bed for five
weeks. During the time I waa treated
Dy two Physicians without permanent
?eliot. Capt. Harker, a conductor on
he Atlantic Coast Line heard of my
iondition and s?nt mo two bottles of
'RHEUMACIDE." I began to take it
ind ina week I got up and walked on
irutcnes. After taking three bottles of
he remedy I got entirely well and
rent back to my business.
I personally know of a number of
thor bad cases that were cured by the
so of your medicine, in this town and
lcinity. It is all that, you claim for it.'
Truly, J. L. SISKRON.
cpress paid on receipt of jx.oo.
Baltimore, /Td., U. S. A.
o sell your OLD GOLD or SILVER
lat you do not want. Send it tc me
id get the CASH. I am paying IIIOH
RICES for antique silver in gcod ton.
tion, from a spoon to a tea set*
D. NUITZ, 603 N. Eutaw Sr,,:BaI
nore,Md.,dealer in Antique silvoV.etc
Established 1871; . feta. .
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgefield. )
In the 1'r?bate Court, j
9. J .'J. Dye, James M. Dye, W.
\ Richard?, J. F. Richards,
'lorrie Waddell, Jas. L. Raid,
l?state of Miss A. T. Ricb
Tu I ?en Reid, Carrie Richards,
hotrns Richards and Futb
hereas, the above named Meti
ers have filed thoir petition in
court praying that the shares
hieb you were supnosed be
tjed to an distributees of; the
e of said deceased may bedis
ited among the petitioners
in in accordance to law. Iffpw,
'fore, you, and each of yon, are
)y notified that in case you
0 appear in this Court and
1 your said shares in said es
in or before the first Monday
>ril, 1903, being the 6th ,'day
id month, sit 10 o'clock, a J m,,
nu r p herein referred *o:will
istribuied f-s i rayed far in
'et it iou. \
J. D. ALLEN,!
idge Proba'e Edgefield (po.
.erleid C.rJ.,S C.,Dec.2^?p?2.
The firm of Ramsey & Jones now carry a reg
ularly equipped jewelry stock, consisting ol'jewelry,
Also NOVELTIES and STATIONERY. You will find us
with this line in the building formerly occupied by R L.
Fox. We shall be glad to have you call. Respectfully,
Ramsey &: Jones,
USTIEIXT JD O OIR, TO JP. O.
WINTER GOODS AT COST.
I will out for caen the following gooda, in order to
make room for our Spring stock next month :
S Ladies Capes, Fur Searls, Jact?is. Misses Jact?is
8 ssas www
$S3T-No Goods Charged at Cost Pricfe..,
Come Early and get the Choicest Bargains.
tac o o a
Get your Laundry to mv
B'oreTueedav, return Sat
JAMES IC. HART,
# HART * BUILDING, # BP
EDGEFIELD - c. S.
THIS IS THE SEASON FOR FIRES
ARE YOU PROTECTED ? It' not WP CHU protect yu by
placing your business in some (if the largest ?nd most repu
table companies in the world.
We can alecs bow you one of lt* moi t desirable Life Insurance
contract? written by any company on earth.
Soliciting a chare of business we are Respectfully,
C. A, GRIFFIN. E. J. MIMS
Office Over May' & May's Store.
I --H-B S
ly TX V I L D I JTTST O
Unsurpasssed in touch tone, work
manship and durability. Sold on
Factory and Warerooms,
i A. WOLLARD,
Traveling Agent for South Carolina,
NINETY-SIX, S. e.
. Offers to the trude in general the beet goodJ ever
offered in the state at low prices. ? r
Fine Plush and Beaver Robes,
a largo assortment for Buggies and Carriages. I
Just received a. carload of CHRISTMAS GOODS,
including goat wagon and suries, boys wagons &
velocipedes, also tricycles for little girls, hobby
l)Qrf69 and shoo-flys, all first class goode at low
price XVfi are sole agente for II. H. Babcock's
Fine Vehicles, also Jno.W.Masury Son's umxcelled
'House Paints- Call and see us.
733-735 grogd St., -- Augusta, dn:
-.-.--, ninMM IIHTIMIMIII nil ll. ill!. Il
tasteless Chill Tonic
Average Annual Sakes over One OP? ? Half Million
erit appeal to yfw ? No Core, No Pay. 50c.
i a Ten Cent* package of Grove's Black Root? Liver Pills.
I , -
TN NEED OF
? buy from manufac
turers only and eau
make you a close price
on anything in our line.
Let us show you before
elsewhere. Come let us
ORN & M MS.
Horses and Mules
Wc arc shipping and selling more TEXNKSSES stock now thin hav? in prerioat r??rs.
Always have a fresh supply on hand ;|.nd a barn full at. that
and will have a fresh load to arrive iii a few days, we think
better than ever for Southern all-rou=d uses. We handle only
Young. Sound : Broken
Stock. Our aim and object is to please our customers by selling
eood, honest stock for small profits. We don't handle Western stock
Always have on band nice pairs of driving horses and well matched
Pairs of Mules. We buy to sell and give satisfaction and not to keep.
. Iv. JONES & SON.
Large shipments of the best makes of wagons
and buggies just received. Our stock of furni
ture, housefurnishin^is complete. Large stock
Coffins and Caskets
always on hand. All calls for our hearse
hearse promptly responded to. All goods
sold on a small margin of profit Call to
see me, I will save you money.
fi W. J. Rutherford. R. B. Morris.
W J, Rutherford & Co,
BiiCn, tiiiit;, ffwGument Plaster, M
> & other material
Corner Reynolds and A ,, QTQ Ctd '
I Washington Streets, ? Ug LLD UCt, KJTcb.
Tho Immense Stook of goods purchased for the Fall and
Winter season is nearly all in. A particularly great effort has
deen made to clear out every vestige of old tjoodn. Erery
thiug in the Bee Hive is new, fresh, just from the loom and
the manufactory. Not only this, but every thing there ii also
stylish, desirable and low priced. No one must, ran or ?ble
to undersell the Bee Hive,
We are ready to show goods and to surprise our patrons
with some extraordinary valuep.
BEST & CHEAPEST CLOTHING
In Town. (We mean in Pries not Quality.)
We carry this season the most complete selection of
Dry Goods, Dress Goods, and Shoes,
All the latest things end uo vol ties. We hAve a ?took of ?Loe*
which will match anybody's and surpass many.
Our pride bas always been and is now our Millinei^r
Deparlinent. Cur lady patrons who have seen fit ta
patronise us in th? past will increase their patronage when
they see what our Millinery Department has in store for them.
910-912 BBOAD ST
SEND US YOUR
re can do it to suit
ind do it promptly
IUGUSTA, -, - GA,
VNCY DRESS WORK
.nd LADIES TAILORING.
Vheii you ure in the city give
' a call. Remember .SU Broad
Rn tra nee ihrough Laueveze'd
tiffi Jp f-1
Ie. P. M.,
209 /ill Street, Augusta, Qa.,
GIVES FREE EYE TESTS for all defrcta o
JigJU, grinds the proper glac?es ?ud WAK
KA NTS them.
Lenses cut inte your frame whHe rou wait
FREE 'g : j L^&gSgg
T?V NEW DISCOVERT
FOR THAT COLD,
TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE,
Golds, Bronchitis, Asthma,
risy, LaGrippe, Hoarseness,
Bore Throat, Croup and
^ NC?CUPE- NO PAY.
Price 50c. and SI. TRIAL BOTTLES FR