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J. L. 3IIMS, - - - EDITOR.
Ka i es for Advertising-One inch
first "inertion, J1.U0; each subsequent
insertion, 50c. Want, Notices, one cent
per nord, each insertion. Other local
.lotices, ten cents per line for first in
sertion; live cents per line for each
subsequent insertion. Obituaries and
Tribut es of Respect, Notices of Thanks,
and ali 'personal notices of a political
nature/are charged for as regular ad
vertisements. Liberal contracts rr ade
for tb.-*-:, six, and twelve months
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 1903.
A bill has' been introduced in
the legislative balls of Kansai that
provides "that bachelors shall pay
$50 per year, doubled eyery year
they remain single. Old maids
shall pay a tax of $5 a year, doub
led every year. The money deriv
ed from the tax shall be used to
pay rewards to fathers of six or
more childien at $100 per year
apiece." We wieh such was the
law here, but it would be mighty
hard on Bro. Bacou and the entire
Chronicle force, as they are all un
married. Newspaper men would
simply have to ir arry in self-de
fense, for they never have $50 at
one time much less double that
amount each year.
Never before. have we heard
of so many l>auks and newspapers
being organized as we have this
year. The banks may prosper aud
tiouritth, but the path of the news
paper men will by no means be
one strewn with flowers, even if
they surrouud themselves with the
roost ardeut supporters. The pub
lic does not know the many weary
hours spent in tryiug to make a
good paper. If it did they would
encourage and appreciate the pro
moters more in their strenuous ef
forts to publish a readable paper.
A good, clean newspaper, edited
by a sincere aud reliable editor, is
one of the most potent factors in
building up a towu and in better
ing a community.
Father Time, with a hop, ski;?
id jump has lauded us in May.
Our oil mill is doing good work
-800 gallons of oil within 24 hours
is a common yield. Being within
a mile of town, in lieu of a park,
it is a favorite rendezvous for all.
A peep into the future discloses:
a refinery, pure olive oil from Cal
ifornia or, Palestine if you prefer,
fresh nenneBsee butter, or Goshen,
soap, buttons, etc., all from cotton
stores are soon
- The Quaker Quartette sang to a
very large audience. The four voi
ces blended as one, charming be
yond description. While the readi
ness and rapidity with which they
.responded to the encore was mavel
The New Century cl ab met at
i deuce of Mrs. Goode Mob
ley last week. A most excellent
paper on "The hustle and hurry of
every-day-life," by Mrs. Lewis, was
followed by reading, music and
Two negro boys found (?) a tor
pedo, and proceodod to enact the
train signal. The result was more
painful than enjoyable.
The display of embroidery in
Mrs. Norris* store Fridav afternoon
waB surpassingly lovely, and in
value amounted to several hund
Mri. Pechman is teaching
large class, and twice a week you
will find maidens and matrons
busily plying the needle. Some
bending over dainty laces, while
others are rivaling nature in trans
planting fadeless roses, violets
and even straw berries.
Our early gardeners are at work
Potatoes, peas and tomatoes have
been planted. Some cabbage are up
Dear APVERTISER : We are hav
ing moro raiu than we know what
to do with ; wish we could preserve
some for summer, for I expect that
we will need it. Several cows
have been drowned during the high
Mr. W. S. Middleton lost his
hay shed and contents last week
Mrs. M. J. Tillman is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Fannie Fuller,
near Mountville, who is very sick.
Messrs. W. M. Boyd and J. J.
Taylor, of Morgana, spent a few
days last week in town on busi
Mr.and Mrs.Henry Adams spent 1j
last week with relatives near Edge
Our school continues to improve
under the supervision of Mn. W.
S. Middleton, who is to be congrat
ulated for facing the bad weather
of the past week. We are proud
of our teacher, aud are sorry to
say that our school will close 1st
or 15th of April.
There is a young fellow here
who is about 15 years old who has
eeu trying all his life to catch a
it in a box, and he caught one
men to his delight. I
juck iu the future,
seeded at last
Editor ADVERTISER: Notwith
standing today is an ideal one the
frogs are still hollering, which fort
telle more rain. It makeb a poor
farmer sigh to think how badly he
needed rain last summer and how
much he may need it this summer.
Those who had' expected to sow
spring oats aro sadly disappointed.
Not a single fuirowhas been run
and only a few farmers have haul
ed any guano. Eight or ten railes
of mud-hole between the farmers
aud the warehouse will make this
au herculean job. And to- tuink
that we have sent sufficient labor
to the penitentiary during the last
quarter of a century to have graded
a thousaud miles of road, makes
us wonder at our stupidity. To my
mind it is questionable as to wheth
er we need a state penitentiary.
Why not each county take oharge
of, and utilize her own convicts ?
We are antagonistic to centraliza
tion, yet all of the different coun
ties are centralizing everything in
the State government. *The argu
ment made bv the "powers that be"
is that we have spent too much
money in stone buildings, walls,
land and machinery, (arming im
plements and mules, to throw it
all away. This same argument wau
made 25 years ago.io regard to the
Hundreds of thousands of dollars
of poor people's money-one-horse
farmers whose wives struggled
along with their husbands agaiust
adversities that are ever present, in
the battle of life. Hundruds of
convicts toiledjyears and years un
der the lash and many cruelties to
dig that big ditch around Colum
bia. Did it not in the end become
an elephant on the State ? Did not
Columbia give it to some northern
capitalists on account of its mag
nitude a:id her inability to handle
it? If any poor devil in Edge?elH
c * ty ba8ever got enough out i
it to buy a paper of safety pins or
a bottle of 1st X dispensary liquor
he is now afforded an opportuuity
of telling how much he bas made in
the investment. But "enough, no
The next reform movement will
undo much and correct many grie
vances, make roads iustead ot ca
uals, wean many sucklings, permit
a gentleman (who hasn't gloves)
to carry his bands in his pockets,
and puuibh murderers as well as
robbers. W. D. 0.
Dear ADVERTISER: We have had
two or three days of good weather
now aud we are glad to see it. We
aro especially glad that today is
good, because Miss Sallie Parks is
going to have a Valentine party
tonight, and we all want to go.
Coi. Ansel, of Greenville came
down to McCormick on business
and he said that as he had never
visited Parksville he paid us a fly
ing trip. We were glad to see him
onrl Knno_Kr-_will r*nm"
the near future.
Miss Lula Harvley is visiting
her sister, Mrs. J. M. Marsh.
Miss Nina Jennings, who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs.
W. Sanders, returned to her home
in Greenwood today.
Miss Jo Harmon has been visit
mg relatives in Augusta this weak
The wife of "West-Side/' Mrs
J, T. Miller, and daughter, Miss
Grace, have gone to Greenwood to
Mrs. Lillie Mackelroy.and chi!
dren are visiting Mr. T. C. McDon
aid und other relatives in town.
Miss Carrie Talbert, our assist
ant teacher, went to McCormick
last night to attend a Valentine
We think from Mr. J. B. Nel
ion's frequent visits to McCormick
that there must be rare attractions
up there for him. We wish him
Miss Alia Blackwell has been on
a visit to relatives at Plum Branch
this week, but returned yesterday
to attend the Valentine party at
Miss Sallie Parks'.
I have heard that Judge Luther
Bell, of the Red Hill section, is
clearing a new ground and that he
stops every body that passes and
tal r.s to them so he can rest.
Prof.Crim and Judge Djbey are
on another hunting expedition to
day. We hope the Professor will
have better luck today than he did
two weeks ago, for it is said that
he killed first bird that day, and
he did not shoot that, but knocked
it on the head with his guu. We
think probably that bird was sick.
Wonder what bas become of
.Sol"? I suppose he must be stuck
in the mud, but now it is drying
)ff we hope to seo some more of his
Parksville, Feb. 14.
A pennj' saved is not a peony
rained, when the saving of that
jenny is denying the little chiI
iren of Edgefield the benefits of
Kindergatren training. Great neg
igence or inexcusable tbought
esBues8 characterizes many who do
lot inform themselves concerning
he lasting benefits derived from
tttendance upon the Kindergarten
chool. Such a school, and one of
he best of them, it is the privi
ege of every parent in Edgefield
o possess. Those who have little
hildren to draw out into the high
rand batter life should ponder
hese things well. What greater
?ork has been bequeathed to man
r woman, than that of adorning
M the tender mother the body of
ter child to make it attractive and
autiful, the mind and heart of
?y little ones "fresh from
memory, at ?he same time, ani
mate the child whose raiud is the
most impressionable of all minds,
with the most beautiful thoughts,
and most ennabliug of ideals.
The song?, the stories, in fact
all, while play to the child, have
couched within them some valua
ble lessons, never to bo forgotten.
The little ouen now at the age for
these advantages, will soou be too
old to profit by them ; these little
feet will soon be tramping their
way to the school grounds, havicg
missed the preparation which the
Kindergarten affords, aud the op
portunity gone forever. Let there
be a rally around the Kindergarten
idea ami its embodiment which
exiets to such prefection in the
Kindergarten school of Edgefield.
Continues to make
Gentlemen In September, 1899, I
In a month after the dlooaao started
bed. Ic continued to grow woree until
.o ranch so that I could not use thet
feet touched my hips. I was as nelpie
The muscles of my arms and logs wore
many times over. Was treated by Biz di
Marlon,but none of them could do me at
came to see me. Ho told me to try youo
of the medicine and I began to take it ai
began to get better. I used five and a
That wu two years ago, and my health b
no symptoms of rheumatism. I regai
remedy for rheumatism on the market,
recommended lt to others lin oe and lt hs
>m Will say further, that I began to wall
" RH sun Acron," with the aid of erutchc
to take lt, I could walk as good as anyboc
AH Druggists, or sent expr?s:
Bobbitt Chemical Co.,
I am again pelling Groceri?
S WE A RI M GEN BUILDI
Goods and Prices. Give
of Augusta, Gu., and guara
AUDITOR'S OFFICE, Edgefield, S. C..
This office will be open to receive
returns of personal property for
taxation from the 1st day of Janu
ary to the 20th of February follow
Lam aaaiuaa i. an.???ai M 'ms.
since last year's assessment must
be noted on the return-stating
number of acres, from whom
bought, or to whom sold.
The Township Assessors are re
spectfully requested to meet me at
the appointments for taking tax re
turns in their respective townships,
and thpy are also required to make
tax returns for all those who fail to
make their own within the time
prescribed by law, that the legal 50
per cent, penalty be added for their
failure to do so.
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years, except ex
Confederate soldiers over 50 years
af age, and those incapable of earn
ing a support from being maimed
:>r from any other cause are deem
3d taxable polls.
All persons owning property or
laving control of such as husband,
guardian, executoi, administrator,
EDGEFIELD S. C.
State and County Depository
, C. SHEPPARD,
. H. BOUKNIGHT,
J. A. BENNETT,
B. S. HOLLAND,
I. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRESCOTT.
. C. SHEPPARD, President
W. W. ADAMS, vice-President.
E. J. MIJL3, Cashier.
J. B.ALLEN, Ass't Cathi
Pays interast on deposits by speci
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to busi
YOUR Account Solicited
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, On and
ertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin. Prep*
ane Mill, and Shingle Outllts.
Building, Er idtf, Facttry, l i ric
nd Railroad Castings, Railroad, Mil
:achinists'and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Tacking, Injectors, Pipe
ittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
i?t every day. Work 150 Hands,
oundry, Machine, Boiler,
Press n nd Gin Work?
pps is Promptly I>?.MH
& Supply Co
For sometime Edgefield has been
without ber full quota of preach
ers the Methodists being the only
ones having a regular pastor. Now,
however all the churches, except
the Catholic, have pastors. Rev.v
P. P. Blalock is pa9tor of the Ba>
Mst church, Rev. Henry C. Mazyck
is acting as leader of the Episco
pal church, and Rev. Mr. Burgess,
of Ninety Six, has accepted the
call extended him by the Presby
terian brethren, and he will, we
are glad to say, move his family
to Edgt field. Mr. and Mrs. Bur
gess and three children will arrive
the first part of March and will
board with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Can
telou. We extend a cordial wel
come to this happy family to
DILLON, S. C., Aug. 18th, 1002.
took rheumatism In a very bud form.
I had to KI vu up my wot k und go to
my arms and hands wore badly drawn,
n. My legs were drawn hack until my
RB. aa a baby fur nearly tw Ive month*,
bard and shriveled up. T suffered death
fferent physicians in McColl, Onion and
ir (rood, until Dr.*. P. Ewinir, of Dillon,
I* BnK?UACinK." Ho Rot nv- one bottle
nd before the ?rFt bo;tie was used up I
half bottles and was completely cured,
u been excellent ever since. . Have had
.d "EHEUMAOIOB" n? by far the best
I ounnot say too much for it. I have
il oured them.
k In about six days after I began to take
>s; in about three months aTtfr I began
ly, and wont back to work ti train.
tty truly, JA M ES WILKE8.
i prepaid on receipt of fi.co.
;8 ii: the st ile known as the
NG and also guiirantee. my
me a call before buying.
ntee AUGUSTA PRICES.
or in any fiduciary cn
quired to return the
tion, and upon th
so 50 per cent, pt
ed to the valuati
For the c
in trie dates mentioned to receive
:nx returns. Please meet me:
Trenton, Thur.-day, Jan. 2i)th.
Arthur M. Herring's store, Friday,
Tohnston, Saturday, Jan. 31st.
Sim wood, Monday, Feb. 2nd.
Pleasant Lane, Tuesday, Fob. 3rd.
?5. Cheatham's store, Wednesday,
?V. Y. Quarles', Thursday, Feb. 5th
jongmires, Friday, Feb. 6th.
Jlum Branch, Saturday. Feb. 7th.
Parksville, Monday, Feb. 9th.
dodoc, Tuesday, Feb. 10th.
bark's Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 11th
V. Cheatham's, Thursday, Feb 12th
loper's X Roads, Friday, Feb 13th
Jollier's, Saturday, Feb. 14th
ted Hill, Monday, Feb. lGth
Lt Edgefield C. li. from Feb. 17th
o Feb. 20 inclusive.
J. B. HALTIWANGER,
The regular examination foif
eachers will bo held Friday, Feb
uary 20th, 1903. The State Boar
if Education directs me to an
lounce "That after February an
>eginning May, 1903. there ebal
ie two county examinations fo:
eachers' certificates each j ear, tdj
?o held in May and September, an
hat hereafter no ?eachc-r 6hall b
mployed in the public schools o
his state who has not registered
he certificate in th? office of th
Jouuty Superintendent of Educa;
iou and submitted prrv?"f"thereojf
o the Board of Trustees."
WM. A. BYRD,
Superintendent E. E. Co.
o sell your OLD GOLD or SILVE^i
lat you do not want. Send it to rn
nd get the CASH. I ara paying HIQ:
RICES for antique silver in good con
ition, from a spoon to a tea set*
. D. NUITZ, 603 N. Eutaw St., Bal
more,Md.,dealer in Antique silver,et|c
To CURE A colo IN ONE DAY
ake Laxtive Bromo Quinine Tabletj
ll druggists refund the money if i
ils to cure. E.W. Grove's signs]
ire is on each box. 2? cents.
Anyone sending a sketch and desolation mn 1
mlckly ascertain our opinion free whether or I
iivontlon ls pro?nbly pnt?nUble. Communion. 1
lons Strictly COnMeaUaL Handbook on I ntents
mut (ree. oldest naency for occurlngjiatcnts.
Putouts nikon tnroujrh Munn & Co. receive
rpreirtl m>ti?. without charge, in the
IV handsnmply lllurtrated weekly. Lsrcest C\TA
snlatlon <>f any Beieiitltlc lournu. lornis. Ww
rosir- four months, $L Sold by all newsdealers
MUNN ? Go.361Broadway New Yorfi
Branca omeo. C25 V it. Washlncton. D. C
hes stood the test 25 y sars.
bottles. Does this reco rd ol
Enclosed with eve ry bot
The firm of Ramsey & Jones now carry a reg
ularly equipped jewelry stock, consisting of jewelry,
Also NOVELTIES aud STATIONERY. Y.-u will Hud us
with this line in the building formerly occupied by R L.
Fox. We shall be glad to have you call. Respectfully,
Ramsey Sc Jones,
NEXT -DOQIR, TO IP. Q,
I WINTER GOODS AT COST.
I During February
I will out for cash the following goods, in order to
make room for our Spring 3tonk next mouth :
Ladies Capes, Fur Scarfs, Mets. Misses Jackets
I?ST"-No Goods Charged at Cost Prices., gjg
Come Early and get (he Choicest Bargains.
Wymeer r r * c^o-p
Get your Laundry to my
sioreTueeday, return Sat
j urdays. Respectfully,
JAMES m H ART,
# HART * BUILDING, #
EDCEFIELD - - - . c. S. I
THIS IS THE SEASON FOR FIRES
ARE YOU PROTECTED ? If not we can protect you by
placing your business in some of the largest :md tuoet rppu
table com pan ie.- in th?.' world.
We can aleos how you one of : tv mor t desirable Life Insurance
contracts writte.i by anv company on earth.
Soliciting a share ot business we are ResueclfuJlv,
GRIFFIN & MUMS'
C. A, GRIFFIN* E. J. MIMI
Office Over May' & May's Store.
THE ARTISTS FAVORITE.
lt REI L F-f-A
Unsurpasssed in touch tone, work
manship and durability. Sold on
TERMS OF EASY fAYMEflT
SFactory and Warerooms, >
J. A. HOLLAED,
Traveling Agent for boiith Carolina,
NINETY-SIX, S. e.
E. C. SMITH
TEETH EXTRACTED '?MTh'OUT PAIN ~
14 YEARS PRACTICAL EXPERIENCED
The season is approaching for Painting, and
AT A SUB Y'S House Paints
Are the best on the market. Write for our
Prices and color cards. Remember we aje
Agents for BABCOCK BUGGIES,
the best on earth for tee money,
Fine Plush and Beaver Robes,
for buggy and carriage, at excetionally low
prices to close out. Call and see us.
H. H. CO SK ERY
733-735 Broad St.,
Average Annual Sales over One and a Half MflHon
f merit appeal to you? No Cure, No Pay. 50c.
tie is a Ten Cent? package of Grove's Black Root* Liver Pills.
IN NEED OF
\V-E buy from manufac
turers only and can
make you a clos? price
on anything in our line.
Let us show you befer?
elsewhere. Come let us
DORN & M/MS.
Horses and Mulos
We are shipping and aching more TRNN?SSE2 stock now than have in previo*, rears.
Always have a fresh supply on hand and a barn full at that
and will have a fresh load to arrive in a few days, we think
better than ever for Southern all-rousd uses. We handle only
YoxLtifg, Sound 2 Broken
Stock. Our aim and object is to please our customers bj selling
jrood, honest stock for small profits. We don't handle Western stock
A ?way* have on hand nice pairs of driving1 horses and well matched
Pairs of Mules. We buy to sell and give satisfaction and nut to keep.
15. Iv. JONES Sc ?OiV.
Large shipments of the best makes of wagons
and buggies just received. Our stock of furni
ture, housefurnishino/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.
G. P. COBB,
j m.MES-?aa -?M'IH-BI
W. J. Rutherford. R? B- Morris.
W J, Rutherford & Co.,
Hair, Fire Brid Fire Clay
J & other material
Write us For Prices.
Corner Reynolds and AUSfUSta, Ga.
Washington Streets, ?
"""^afff^ tif85' 33B3BB3 J-'-^-'-w^-kJ-iTggHE?
The Immense Stook of goods purchased for the Fall ansi
Winter season is nearly all in. A particularly greateffort has
deen made to cl^ar out overy vestige of old noods. Every
thing in the Bec Hive is uevr,fresh, just from th? loom and
the manufactory. Not only this, but every thing there ii alto
stylish, desirable and low priced. Noona muet,<*auor iib!?
to undersell the Bee Hive,
Weare reariv to show goods and to turprise our patrons
with somo extraordinary value?.
BEST & CHEAPEST CLOTHING
lu Town. (We mean in Pries not Quality.)
We carry this season the most complete selection of
Dry Goods, Dress Goods, and Shoe?, j|
Ali the latest things and novolties. We have a ?took of shoes
which will match anybody's and surpass many.
Our pride has always been and ia now our Millinery
?C?p?xy?fc?^iit. Cur lady patrons who have seen fit ta
\3j patroni'oT. Bflfr past will increase their patronage when
jrj they see >.:.?^irMillinery Department has in store for them.
910-912 BROAD ST
SEND US YOUR
?Ve can do it to suit
and do it promptly
1J road Street,
AUGUSTA, - - GA,
FANCY DRESS WORK
and LADIES TAILORING.
When you t?ro in I lie eil y ??v?
h r :i call. Remember su lin.n?
M. Entrance, through Larievezo's
PROF. P. M. WHITMAN,
209 7th Street, Augusta, Ga.,
GIVES FREE EYE TESTS for all dtfoeu of
Sight, grinds th? pr? por f?uMl an J WA.lt
Lenses cut into yacr frame while jo* wait
CDC"IT 't -X. *.* if TM nni
ri? tc ' 1 x^.t^
TRY NEW DISCOVERY
FOR THAT COLD.
TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE.
Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma,
risy, LaGrippe, Hoarsene
Sore Throat. Croup
NO CURE. NO PAY.
Pries 60c. and $1. TRIAI BOTTLES f