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J. L. MIMS, - - - EDITOR.
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WEDNESDAY, MAR. 4, 1903.
Is it not time the Business
League was taking on new
life ? There are matters that
should receive attention, no
tably, the morning schedule
and a new depot.
Col. F. N, K. Bailey has
within the last week received
a very flattering offer from
the Shelbyville Female col
lege, of Shelbyville, Ky., but
has declined the offer to re
main in Edgefield. Despite
tVo rumors to the contrary,
we have it from Col. Bailey's
.own lips that he has no idea
of leaving Edgefield. The S.
CC, I. is a fixture in our
town. The only thing need
ed is the building which will
. TEACHERS' SALARIES.
NO less high authority
than the Southern
Educational Board states that
in four southern states, of
which, unfortunately, South
? Carolina is one, the average
salary of teachers in public
schools is less than $146 pre
school year. This accounts,
to a great dejree, for the im
perfect methods, low stand
ard, in short, the general un
satisfactory condition of the.
public schools of the states in
question. It is impossible for
a school to occupy a higher
plane than the degree of ef
ficiency, intellectuality and
ideals of the teacher. Futh
ermore, greater efficiency
i cannot be had without great
V er compensation. No young
man or woman can be ex
pected co spend time and mon
^ ey in better preparing and
more thoroughly equipping
themselves for teaching when
j, there is no greater induce
ment than $146 per annum
?. held out to them.
...j. Those who cultivate and
^ develop the minds and mould
the chargetea^of children
^i^to1^^^ tne bestr talent ob
tainable-a specialist at home
with his specialty. Such,
however, cannot be had for
$146 per annum. The labor
er is worthy of his hire.
A Visiting Minister
The Rev. J. H. Graves, of Green
wood, who, it is whispered, waB at
tracted hither by a very dear friend
who resides temporarily in the
Horn's Creek-Ropers sectioD,
preached in our Mothodist church
on Sunday morning and evening
last and at McKendree in the af
ternoon. This youog minister
made a profound impression upon
his hearers whose undivided at
tention beheld while be declared
the whole counsel of God with the
earnestness of one imbned with
_^powerand unction from on high.
Rsv. Mr. Graves is possessed of
many talents which, as he improves
them, will make bim a shining
mark in the church militant and
wiri for him a crown of glory in the
church triumphant. We hope to
bear bim again in Edgefield-dou
btless we shall.
Dear ADVERTISER. We
are again having some nice
spring-like weather, and I as
sure you it is welcomed by
all. It is just right to prepare
the land for the plough.
Some varieties of fruit
were injured by the cold of
last week, not very much,
however, we are glad to say.
Several large trees were
blown across the rail road
track last Monday night near
here. They were run into
by through freight No. 13.1
No damage was done, as the
train was heavily loaded and
going up grade.
It seems that the "Good
Road"' question has gotten to
be very popular among most
^J?^our correspondents. I
hopethat some of the good
advice given in Mr. Markert's
letter of last issue will be heed
ed in the near future, for our
roads are getting into an al
most impassable condition.
We all must and can sym
pathize with poor "Sol" who
is stuck in the mud and can
not go to see his best girl
without muddying up her car
pet floor. Clean, your feet
and scratch your head, old
fellow, and write some more
of your interesting letters.
Write about your pretty girls,
or come over and I'll show
you some of mine.
Wonder where ^School
Boy" is this week ? Not in
the mud,I hope. Come again,
old boy, and tell of your pret
I think that some of our
farmers could shake hands
with Bro. Bell on the talking
Mr. William Cogburn, of
Edgefield, who is visiting the
public gins of the county,
spent last Tuesday night with
Mr. Robert Scott,
Miss Caddie Merriwet'.iv.r
is visiting Mrs. George Wal
ker near Augusta.
Mr. H. A. Adams spent a
few days in Edgefield last
week, mule hunting.
Mrs. Mattie Rich is visit
ing friends and relatives at
Parksville this week.
From what I can hear, we
will soon have telephone con
nections with Augusta, and
this means connection with
all important towns in South
Carolina. Hurrah for Clark's
The charter for the ''C. M.
A." lodge has been received.
The first meeting was held
Saturday night. The follow
ing officers were elected : J
M Rich, President; J F Dow
ling, vice-President; Robert
L Scott, Secretary and Treas
urer; John T. Middleton,
Speaker; Frank Middleton,
Sentinel, and Frank Scott,
Director. An eaves dropper
was caught the first night and
was almost frightened to
death. One new member is
to be initiated at the next
WRITTEN FOR LAST WEEK.
To whom it may concurr?, we
would state that the blue bird is n
native of this state. This much tu
refutation of the statement, that
they bad relumed early this year.
Twelve ycarB ago, with a neat
box ueat, we enticed a pa;r in our
front 3rard, and last year they came
again and raised two bro-.dB ot
birds. During the winter they re
peatedly visited their nest, and
war has begun between them and
the Eugli?h sparrows. Ever and
anon it becomes necessary to brint
to their aid the parlor r fie. Th?
l)luo bird is the greatest insect tl?
stroyer of all birds, very useful in
a garden, and will always nest near
a dwelling when a suitable place
can be found.
The New Century club will give
an entertainment in the r fu
ture for the benefit of theh library.
A sociable at Dr. LaGrone's on
Friday evening contributed to the
pleasure of the very young ladies
and their escorts.
A "Tackey" party at Dr. D. T.
Ouzts' on the same evening amus
ed the ciowd and. added to the
fund of the good missionary sisters
Our pleasure seekers !f?jk for
ward to two more Lyceum treats.
Miss Bessie Altraan, of Batee
burg, is visiting Mrs. J. A. Rich
Owing to every available recep
tacle for oil being full to overflow
ing, and the non appearance of an
incoming tank, our mill bas Sus
pended operation for . short while.
An Edgefield lady visited our
embroidery class last Friday and
expressed her intention of coming
over for some lessons. We will
give her a cordial welcome, of
course, but would it not be more
convenient to get up a class in
vour town? We can furnish an
instructor. I am pretty sure sev
eral of Mrs. Pechman's pupils are
sufficiently thorough to impart
THIS WEEK'S LETTER :
Our town was taken by storm on
Thursday afternoon last by the an
nouncement of the marriage of
Mr. Ray Ivey and Miss Lona
White. It wes a run-away affair.
They were secretly married dur
ing the day and she boarded the
train ostensibly for Edgefield. He
left for his place of business. To
all appearance both were oblivi
ous of the presence of the other.
These young people are general fa
vorites and good wishes of all go
with them to Wyoming, their new
The New Century club met at
the residence of Prof. Betbea on
Friday last, the subject being
"Humorous Writers," followed by
funny songs, recitations and a fun
ny story by each member.
The Old Folks concert was re
peated on Friday evening last.
Mrs. Jame's White leaves in H I
day or two for Spartanburg, io
visit her sister, Mrs. E. E. An
drews, and to attend a wedding
and will take in the annual "Mu
sicale" of that city.
Mrs. James A. Richardson ie
isitiug h?r brother in Savannah.
Mrs. Hugh Murkerson, of An
derson C. H., is visiting her moth
ar, Mrs. Landrum.
Our oil mill is running day and
night. On Thursday last the yield
of oil was something over 900 gal- 1
lons within the 24 hours.
The desire for fine chickens con
tinues to grow. Mr. Y. May will
devote his attention to barred
Plymouth Rocks. Mr. \V.T;.Wal
lon received this week a trio of
white Leghorns. Mr. A. P. Lott ?
will rais* buff Plymouth Rocks,
and Mr. P. N. Lott expects to try
white Plymouth Rocks. The lat
ter is the happy owner of a sow ,
wilh ten of I he prettiest pigs we
ever saw in one drove. None for
It ba? been quite a while since
you have hoard from rae, however,
[ am atilt in the "land of the liv-*
ing," and will trj to give you a
Rain ! ruin ! Did you ever prje
90 much in your life ? The winn
on last Monday night was terri; I- ,
uprooting a great many large tra? E
brough this part of the couuty. it
.i ust have doue great, damage >u
other parts of the wn?!d. W^ali
ought to be tru y thankful thai it
was as light as it '.vas.
Gram wacs looking fine until th.
?:isr cold "snap," hui it lo)>Bpret
ty sick now.
Tae writer bad the pleasure of
attending a delightful sociable at
the little new cottage reoeutly com
pleted aud owned by Bachelor Jae.
B. Miuica, near Berea church, ou
the Blocker road. It wus given ou
Friday evening. Feb. 20th, and it
was an evening of great enjoy
ment tor young and old. There
wf?re a h ?st cf school children
preseut aud it was -amusing to see
them ail dauciug at one. When
the invitation ca ne inviting us to
be present we thought probably
there would be a mmriage before
we all disbanded. But alas ! nev
er. Jim saye be is "too old" tu
think about marrying now.
Mrs. Sarah Boone is still quite
sick. Her daughter, Miss Susie, is
expected home tomorrow from Co
lumbia, where she bas been it
busiuess for tho past month.
Mrs. Arthur Herring aud Mrs
R. H. Parks have been on the sick
list for the past week, but are
much better at this writing.
Miss Beg ie Padgett left Pleas
ant Laue last Sunday to visit rela
tives at Delphi and Johnston.
Hurry back ''Bees," we can't do
I think Valentines were raging
more this year than ever befure,
comic ones especially. I have seen
Mr. J. L. Timm-ruian, of Au
gusta, was here Saturday and Sun
day vis ting relatives ant sweet
heart?. Come again, Jeff. The
Pleasant Lunn hoys hav?i the i;d
vantage of you. you are so 'nroff.
Much puccesa lu the ADVERTISBK
WRITTEN FOR LAST WEEK.
Dear ADVERTISER: We have had
amie cold and windy weather, but
I hope it will FOCH be over. The
terrible wind we had Monday .ii.Jo
blew M?. John BiuusonV ch ?i?..< .
The great rheumatic re
ferro of rheumatism, but mt
\ Contagious B
? SUM! all diseases arising frc
Endorsed by physicians an
where after tl
SOO NOT INJURE TH;
0>eaUem?n j-I tata pltwwuro ID bear
o? your *" KHOTI?ACIDE TWO bottles <
bo of aa/ benefit to you In advertising ;
Youri truly, W. H. R
All Druggists, fi.oo; or j
Bobbitt Chemical Co.,
* BANK MM
EDCEFIELD S. C.
State and County Depositors
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J. M. BOUKNIGHT, J. A. BENNETT,
J. M COBB, B. S. HOLLAND,
A. S. TOMPKINS. C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRESCOTT.
J. C. SMPPARD, President
W. W. ADAMS, vice-President.
E. J. Hms, Cashier.
J. H. ALLIN, Ass't Cast le
Paysinterast on deposits by s|?e?!t
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to tutsi !
YOUR Account Solidi; d
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin. PreBS
Cane Mill,and Shingle Outfits.
Buil.dlltf, trifft, Futir}, Y uric
and Railroad Casticgs, Railroad, Mil
Machinists'and Faotory Supplies.
Belting, Picking, Injectors, Pipe
Fittings,Saw?, Files, Otters, etc. We
ca?t every day. Work 150 Hand*.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler,
Press and Gin Work?
TS^" Repa ts Promptly Don?
Ward Iron Worts & Supply Co
The trustees of the P. H. S. Jil 0
think i?g of running the school'-bu
until i tie rnidd'eof Juue. We are
all well pleased with our teacher
and hope our school will last. We
ar? going to ha ve an entertainment
tbuu^ii WIIOM il. does-.close, and
Col. Ans :,<i!. Greenville, IR invited
!u rii?k-; Iheopenii ? addreRP.
Mies Cooper, from near McCoi
?? ck. ppt'iil im\ ;-1*! 11 rciny and Sun
. d;iy willi Misa Elia Parks. She
j .ilsu attended lae Valentine party
jut Mis,* SaiJiu i'arks last Saturday
Col. and Mrs. W. J. Talbert
h av? 'ret ur ed home from Waah
I m^ion. ?V" i-.? ??ad lo se? them.
i.he d?a-;*-'' ' i useo'a'' J s g-'ii g
around among the school childron,
bul so fur it hus been v?ry tight
with mo#1 ot them. Misses Nut tie
Bell bud Ninnie Peurifcy ha\e
been qutie sics with it, and Mrs.
J. T. LuiJejohn'is aleo on the sick
Prof. Crim says he is going to
quit huutiug fur this staeon, du
you blame him? He bays that
when the weather gets warmer he
is going to t< y fishing, lt is to
be hoped he will have better luck.
We do not thiuk though he is
waiiiug fur warmer weather to fish
on di y laud. However we think
he is having very goud luck there.
1 suspect l??u?b bo has better luck
on laud than he will have m water.
Today was little Miss Kathleen
Parks' birtuday and she gave her
friends a delightful candy pull
ing. The children came at thret
o'clock and enjoyed themselves
playing gaines ut all kinds until
they were called into tho dining
ruom. Alaster Harry Marsh with
Miss Kathleen P,irks, Herbert
Parks witn Martha Bel , Glover
Alorgau with Sallie Mu? Durn, Ed
die Bell with Fairnie Kate Marsh,
J. 7. Littlejohn Jr., wi tu Lillian
Parks, Frank Paika wi h Salie
Bland, Robert Ki mun di- with Ro
?jda'Falber, Charlie Ba.1 Little
john with Rubine Parks, Waller
,|CJouald willi Manija Durn,
\yatson Tal wert with Bettie Ed
tnoiids, T. G. Talbert with Maggie
}[ae Uober.sou, Warren Stun? with
j,.rry Marsh and Ward li b rtsou
wit** J dm Edmonds; all thes
COu|?les c me tn und utter fiijin in g
their candy Wen. lulu th? panol
amj while .dr. J. B. Nel-j.ui played
t^e v 1 ? 1114 lb?s? happy couples
danced. Our Pastor Slr. J. T.
LittJe j?>i:iwas present and lie ?aid
that ait?ollfjh ?J? was ilnriy pix
year3 old still h; had nev T S en
a dane"- H?s hun J I . Jr., eau nut
say rl,is u -u - . Li ,v:.s really ara
|0S?:|? lOSe:.- ll!?R:i . -l,;;i? C?? Iclr^l
J ir j i: 'o liane??.
. < JJ . Hov.
Pa.Ksviile, ! -. .>. 21.
medy not only cures every Jv
ikes radies! cures of
tm impurities in the blood. 9
d prominent people every- ?
borough trial. ?j
B DIGESTIVE ORGANS. ?
RALEIGH. N. C. j
lng testimony lo thr cun.tive propel ties V
sured my son of a bad ease. If tliis will P
our meritorious r< racdy, you can ust- it. V
AND, Steward State Blind TndttuUon, y
?repaid on receipt of price. ^
Baltimore, fid. ?
E. e. SMITH,
EDGEPIELD. S. C.
?.sH g ?^?lkii
. T eth Extracted without Pain.
Fourteen Years Experience.
Office over Post Office
ls the TIME
and our stable is th?3
PlvACE to buy
Our Mr. Trompson has just
arrived with a full car uf
that wer? ehip-pe d ?' ct from
the West..'j - -
Call at our Stably and
i-ee what wc have - - -
GBIOM & 00
DONT HESITATE j
To sell your OLI> 0OU> or SILVER
lhat you do nor want, berni it to me'
and ?el the CASH, i aili paying fl IAH ;
PftlCKS fur antique silver il) ?'."d *-ori_ j
dil ion, fren; :\ spoon to .1 tea .?et
il. I). Nt! I'l'Z. 608 N. Kutaw St., Bal-I
timore..Md.,<leaier in Antique sihe.v c
CHICrtSSTtR'S ilr^Lian ,
yr-^T Oriat>iaTand Only Genuine.
?vMATK. Al..? r.lt.M. I?dl*h tM Dnnlll
f?r CIIICKKSTKU'H KNOLSH
ilo KEI> MM ColO metallic bn?t. ternlea,
I ?Uh bio* ribbed. Take aa other. Refute
Dange rom 8nbotltuUo?? and Imito?
Hon?. Bu; of ,?ur l?r??l.t. or wol 4c. la*
rump* ter Particular*. Tc*llB?ealeU
?nd " Relier for I,ml lr?," tn Utter, b, re
lura Mall. 10.000 TeillmnuUU. S"M bj
MI\ Prafgtiu. Chleheeter CUcrnleal Cu.,
Motin ir - ? ki er. UadUoa hq uar?, HUILA.. l'A.
has stood the test 25 year
bottles. Does this record
Enclosed with every b
The firm of Ramsey & Jones now carry a reg
ularly equipped jewelry stock, consisting of jewelry,
an cl ? il ver ware.
jj Also NOVELTIES and STATIONERY. V. rj xvii! find lJr
S? with this lino in the building formerly occupied ?>\ K L. ' =
fj Fax. We ?hail bu glad to have you call. Respectfully, j
?j ggjgggy & Jones?, J
fl JSTE^ZT JDOOJ^ TO P, O.
mm miniiiiimmiii i M J M i i i i i H it 11 rnr i M M J i i n 11111 r 11 n >' * '< i ? * i J [ 11 ? i .'..>... r J i J i M n 111 ! 11 H iniiiimii?iii??
I Groceries! . ^
^PLANTATION SUPPLIES S
?A I am apain ??elling Groceries ii: the at >ie known as the
1 SWEARLVGEN BUILDING and also guarantee my 1
7 Goods and Prices. Give me a call he fore bi.y ing. ^
I I Also Represent Smith Brothels, j*
R of Augusta,Gu., and guarantee AUGUSTA PRICES. p
Ife s. JOHNSON !
j WINTER GOODS AT COST.
I Dunne" February
I will nut for cash the following goods, in order to
make room for our Spring .???v;k next month :
Lies Capes, Far Scarfs, Jackets. Misses Jackets
-No Good? Charged ?il Cn*! Piicf p.. jp/Jf
Cinn* En riv and g. I thc Choicest Bargain.
?.?^?^nn? Get Lsutdiy to mv
f LAUNDRY. ?.oreTweder, return Sat
^ . urdave. R-aoPctfullv
JAMES E. HART, jil
ii & HART * BUILDING, # 11
?I EoGEFiELD - - - - c. S. gp
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table companiei- in the world.
WP can alsos how you one of tb*? most desirable Life Insurance
contracts written hy any company on earth.
Soliciting a phare ot business we are Respectfully,
GRIFFIN & MIMS
C. A, GRIFFIN. E. J. MIMS
Office Over May' & May's Store.
THE ARTISTS FAVORITE,
Unsurpassscd in touch tone, work
manship and durability. Sold on
JL TER MS OF EASY J* AY ME fl T- JL
( Factory and Warerooms, \
\ Cincinnati, Ohio. ^
J. A. P?OLLARD,
Traveling Agent for .South Carolina,
NINETY-SIX, S. e.
The season is approaching for Painting, and rj
ll MASHBX!S TTonse Paints ?j
Are thc best on the market. Write for our jj
Prices and color enrds. Remember wc aae
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., -- Augusta,
s Tasteless Chill Tonic
s. Average Annual Sales over One and a Half Million
of merit appeal to you ? No Cure, No Pay. 50c
ettie is.a Ten Cent? package of Grove's Block Root? Liver Pills.
IN NEED OF
buy fron: umiufac
Inrers oil I y and can
ni uko you a close prie?
o?- an vi hit i! in onr hue.
Let u? show you before
elsewhere. Con:? l*t cs
si ow von.
DORN & M/MS.
Horses and M^ulo?
We are shipping- and selling more TEX.vESSE2 ?lock now than have in previo.? jean.
Always have a fresh ? apply 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-rour.d uses. Wt handle only
Young, Sound s Broken
Stock. Our aim and object is to please our customers by selling
good, honest stock for small profits. We don't handle Western stock
Always have on hand nice pairs of driving hornes and well matched
Pairs of Mules. We buy to sell and (five satisfaction and not to keep.
JBt. Iv. JONES & SON.
Large shipments of the best makes of wagons
and buggies just received. Our stock of furni
ture, housefurnishinffis complete. Large stock
Coffins and Caskets
always on hand. All calls for our hearse
hearse promptly responded io. All goods
sold on a small margin of profit. Call to
see me, I will save you money.
G. P. COBB, J!
I W. J. Rutherford. R- B. Morris.
I W J, Rutherford & Co.,
Lime, r- Cement, Plaster,
Hair, Fire Britt, Firs Gin
> & other material
Write us For Prices.
Corner Reynolds and ? n rvil QflQ (T-P.
Washington Streets, -?-UgUSbci, V^d..
THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY
Tko Cree.? Highway of TRA DC ?nd TRAVEL
THROUGH THE SOUTHERN STATE*.
Any Trip U a Plea.ure Trip to those who
Truvet vi. THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
The Finest Dining-Car Service in thc World.
For detailed .r.formation aa to Tieheta, Rate* and Sleoplng-Car reeer
vation? a<ir'.r<-?? the nearest Agent of THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
S. M. HARDWICK.
?n.r?l P?.??n.?r A?..l
WASHINGTON. D C.
W. M. TATLOL
A,ai,,.r,i n rae-ga?
SEN! ) US YOUR
We can do it to suit
and do it promptly.
AGATHA WOODSON, 1
AUGUSTA, - - GA,
FANCY DRESS WORK
and LADIES. TAILORING.
Win?ti you .-ire in tho city gpiv?
her a call. Remrn?h#?r 814 Bread
St. Entrance through l.adt?vez??'s
FROr. P. M. WHITMAN,
209 7th Street, Augusta, Ga.,
filYES FREE EYE TESTS for ill defrcts ?rf
ught, trlnds the proper glaaaee and WAK
i A MT.-? them.
Lenses <*m ?ute yot.r frame wkrle you ww*.
~pE"C . lab if you a,red
TRY NEW DISCOVERY
FOR THAT COLD.
TAKE NO SUBSTITUTS.
Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma?
risy, LaGrippe, Hoarseness.
Sore Throat. Croup and
NO CURE. NO PAY.
Price 50c. and $1. TRIAI BOTTLES F*Efc