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WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 2, 1903.
Are you going to need any
Edgefield dirt? If so, buy it
now or you'll pay more for
Not a few people are corn
ing to Edgefield seeking em
ployment. Why not estab
lish several needed enterprises
and ?thereby create employ
ment for them ?
In the death of the inimita
ble Charles H. Smith, (Bill
Arp) the South has lost one
of its greatest philosophers
and humorists. His weekly
letters that have been so
widely read will be greatly
"Honey and hominy"
limes are prevailing at Edge
field, S.C.-Augusta Herald.
Yes, some of Edgefield 's
"bees are making honey but,
3ike every other town, we are
afflicted with a few drones
that could be spared.
The strenuous "Teddy"
should have been ? member
of the anti-lynching convent
ion that was held in Columbia
last week. By adding fuel
to the flames of race preju
dice, which burned brightly,
he could have made many
votes for next year. He'll
need all he can get, too.
As Hon. J. Wm. Thur
mond will not stand for re
election as solicitor of th?
fifth circuit, Capt. X. G. Ev
ans has announced his inten
tion of becoming a candidate.
On account of his long ex
mfJk HllUlllLUftt^ll lllfg
?rtal law, Capt. Evans is w?ll
fitted for this responsible po
sition and he can safely reek
on upon a very strong follow
ing in his home counties
Edgefield and Saluda.
If you can't rent a house in
Edgefield borrow money
from the Building and Loan
Association and build you
one. The money can be had
on easy terms at a reasonable
rate of interest and what you
would pay as rent will nearly
pay for your home. The
man who owns his home al
ways takes more interest in
the town and generally
makes a better citizen than
does the man who rents prop
erty. Own your home and
he your own landlord.
No real good and possibly
some harm will result from
the convention of colored
ministers and politicians that
was, held in Columbia last
week for the purpose of dis
cussing lynching. Much
was said in condemnation of
the lynchers while but little
was said in condemnation of
the crime that caus?s lynch
ings. Such gatherings which
afford a few negro leaders,
who were schooled at the
North, an opportunity to give
expression to their pent up
hatred for their best friends,
the Southern white people,
are calculated to widen the
breach between the races.
The Business League is
neglecting golden opportuni
ties. Now is the time to do
some effective work for our
town and county. We pub
lish in this issue a letter from
a gentleman in Iowa who is
seeking, information with the
view of making his home,
temporarily, if not permanent
ly, among us. If a few
homeseekers from that sect
ion could be induced to come
to Edgefield county we be
lieve it would result in hun
dreds of others coming. The
Business League should pre
pare advertising matter
which will give such informa
tion as is sought in the!
letter above referred to. If!|
advertising pays individuals,1
why will it- not pay to exploit
the advantages and resources
of our towri and county?
A few years ago when cot
ton sold for less than the cost
of production, hundreds of
white people, many of them
as good people as the sun ev
er shone upon, moved from
the farms of our county to
the towns to enter the em
ployment of cotton mills
and to engage in other lines
of work. Following this
blow to the agricultural inter
ests has been an exodus- of
negroes from many sections
to the cities- As a result
hundreds of acres of land are
uncultivated or being poorly
cultivated for lack of necessa
ry labor. We cannot hope
to reap a full measure of
prosperity until this loss has
been repaired. The chief re
source of Edgefield county is
agriculture and when this is
crippled all else is correspond
ingly crippled. What our
county needs more than any
thing else is an influx of thrif
ty farmers from the north
west. Men who will buy
small farms from the over-bur
dened land owners aud so im
prove them as to make ideal
homes of them. Such acces
sions to the citizenship of our
county would aid not only in
building up the impoverished
farms but in supporting the
schools and churches, the
burden, of which now rests
upon a faithful few.
PUT CONVICTS Td
WORK I AO ROADS.
While good roads enthusi
asm has somewhat abated in
Edgefield it'has waxed warm
in many other counties in the
state this summer. Let us
hope that a sentiment will be
created thereby that will, at
the next session of the legis
lature, crystalize into a law
abolishing the state farms and
placing the convicts upon the1
public roads. How, when or
where do the people realize
an}' benefit from the present
system of utilizing the labor
of the 800 convicts that are
in the penitentiary? Annual
ly great boast is made of how
many bales of cotton and
hay, of how many bushels of
corn and oats are made
upon these hi ms, but instead
of the equivalent in dollars
and cents-finding its way into
sumed in rcw?oy.0Ti^?ile'- ri^rf-?
crop. And so it goes, the *
people scarcely receiving an e
amount equal to the interest
on the money invested in the '
Were these 800 convicts ?j
divided among the counties, 1
ridgefield's road working d
force would be increased
by about twenty. Our peo
:>le would then receive some
iirect benefit from convict la- v
x>r. If the hundreds of D
niles of roads of the county c
are ever to be improved it h
will have to be done in this tj
way, for the people, although
it may be ultimately of great a
benefit to them, cannot pay a a
heavy road tax. Let the u
convicts be placed upon the P
roads and gradually improve
INFORMATION SOUGHT ?
? Y AN 10 WAN. ?,
The subjoined letter to the Sl
;ditor of the ADVERTISER is
published to show that there E
ire people who reside in the L
northwest who have their b
?yes on the South and espec- <>
ially on South Carolina. If c
they could be made to real
ze what great advantages the | rr
south has over every other
section of the country we n
would have more homeseek- ti
srs than we have room for. a'
The long and very severe a
winters of the northwest are a
Iriving hundreds southward. w
Edgefield county needs sever- ti
U large colonies of them.
Sioux City, Iowa,
August 22nd, 1903.
T. L. Mime.
Edgefield, 3, C.
I ara taking the liber
y of writing to you for some au
thentic 'nformation regard i ag
'our section. Having no ac
quaintance there, I nm compelled
0 impose upon your kindness aud
is a ne WP paper man you are in a
jotter positiou to give me reliable
What I want to know is thi? :
What are the climatic condi
ious duriug th ? wiutar-do you
iav? much rain and how cold
loes it get? How is the summer
What is the altitude of your
?arti, ular section and is there any
In what part of the state ar? the
tine forests located-any in y >ur
What an* the prospects for ob
aiuing b >ard with some far uer?
low are living expenses iu gen
I am seeking a location for my
wife aud mother for possibly a
year or more and, having limited
raeaus, I cannot afford to experi
ment as to locality and shall be
indebted to you for such iuforma
tion as you can give me.
Thankiug you in advance for
your kindness in the matter, I am,
You is very truly,
A. T. Z.
Mr. James M. Smyly died at
Hiddenite, N. C., on Sunday, the
23rd of August, and was buried at
Mount Olive cemetery on Tuesda;
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Tne ser
vices were conducted by Rev.
Bradford, a large number of
friends being present.
Mr. J. H. Edwards died at hie
home near here on last Tuesday af
ternoon and was buried at Saludi
the next day.
Mr. J. Smyly Richardson, of
Alexandria, Va., is visiting his
Mr. Frank Richardson, of Au
gusta, spent Suuday with th?
Mrs. Sallie Smyly, with her
children, spent last week at the
home of Mrs. P. N Lott. She wi)'
visit her father, Mr. A. J. Smyly,
and also Edgefield before return
ing to her home in Charlotte.
Mr. S*. Clair Smyly, of Liberty,
on his return Irom New York
speut a few days with relatives
Rev. Grant and family have
gone to their home in Kentucky
for a mouth's rest.
Mrs. T. R. Denny is visiting her
home iu Georgia.
Mrs Ella S. Tompkins, Miss
Grace, Mr. A. S. Tompkins visited
Johuston last week.
Mr. Walton, Mr. Will Sawyer
Mrs. Clarence Strother are all bet
ter, to the delieht of their friends.
Our school will open on the 15lh
A Lutheran churc'i will be erect'
ied here soon.
Dr. George C. Dugas.
Ou Friday afternoon last the
friends of Dr.Geo. C. Dugas and
of Misses Lucy and Dolly Duga?
were ^ddened by tie inte'ligmce
of the death of the former in Au
gusta. Death came very sudd'n
ly aus?d by congestion of the
brain. No one in Edgefield knew
auy thing of his ilLess. The de
ceased was the last member
of a once large aud prominent
f.imily which was noted for i t? cul
ture aud superior intelleclual at
tainments. His father, who was
boru and educated iu Fraucp, was
a physician of international repu
tation. During the years thal
the deceased was engaged in the
active practice vt his profession
in Augusta he wa3 recognized to
be a man of unusual skill, filling
for a long term of years a chair in
the medical coUegeof that city. Dr.j
e?m---Tjf- sig. o, J"!?1
narriage, who passed through the |,
ralJey of the shadow of death s?v
irai years ago. The deceased is
urvived by two daughters, Misses
juey and Dolly, who have the pr>
ound 8ympathyof our entire corn
nunity in their hour of bereave
neut. The mortal remains were
aid to rest in Augusta on Satur
AIRS. ABE BROADWATER.
In the dentil of Mrs. Abe -Broad
irater on June 20th, 1903, the Har
cony Church and Missionary so
iety sustained a severe loss and its
? embers being cognizant of this,
ere by offer the following r?solu
Resolved 1st, That this sister was
faithful member, and a valuable
ddition to our ranks and her going
way has saddened our hearts, yet
p yonder she wears the crown,
repared for all those who kati, as
he did, the christian life.
2nd, Though she was afflicted for
wo years and unable to be about
er Master's business, yet through
everal trials she kept her eye fixed
pon her Savior and took comfort
i the knowledge th it He too had
uffered that she might be saved.
3rd, That this the fourth severing
f the happy christian chiiin of
[aimony Missionary society by the
?ord in His own divine way though
eeplysorrowed we must humbly
ow to his supreme will, and pledge
urselves antw to live consistent
4th, That not only is Harmony
hurch Missionary society and com
?unity, resting under this dark
hadow, but there is a vacant chair
i the home avoid in the heart of
usband, four sons, and many rela
tes for Ihe sweet, gentle*spirit
lat made the home life so cheerful
nd happy, that bore every trial
nd disappointment without a m?r
ier, that served her Lord in her
wn quiet sure way, in no more
'ith us. Heaven leeds just as sis
er Rachel Broadwater, who dwell
lg therein urges us onward to some
ay abide with her in the M ansion
The Great Spri
After the rigor? of winttr ?rr Wt y*
tonic, laxative and
YOU WANT THE BEST Ol
This medicine is scientifically c#/n;>Q
herbs atnis barks, combined with certa)
product?. A sure cure for Rheumatism,
Kidney Trouble?, and all diseases irising
Ash roar druggist* for KHECI'M \ fl
De ware of aupttltntru o
All Druggists, or ex
Bobbitt Chemical Co., . .
ibovo, whose builder und Maker is
5th, That n copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the family and pub
lished in the county papers
HARRIET C. KENNEY,
AMELIA M. SATCHER,
T. G. SMITH.
If reports l'rom the west be true
all kinds of stock feed will bring
fabulous pricee Lext spring. Then
the wise farmer will save every
blade of grass possible between
now and the falling of a killing ,
Thousands Hare Kidney Trouble
and Don't Know it.
How To Find Oat.
Fill a bottle or common glass with your
water and let it stand twenty-four hours; a
sediment or set
tling indicates an
3j unhealthy condi-'
r tion of the kid- [
neys; if it stains
your linen it is
evidence of kid
ney trouble; too
frequent desire to
pass it or pain in
the back is also
convincing proof that the kidneys and blad
der are out of order.
What to Do.
There is comfort in the knowledge so
often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney remedy fulfills every
wish in curing rheumatism, pain in the
back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part
of the urinary passage. It corrects inability
to hold water and scalding pain in passing
lt, or bad effects following use of liquor,
wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
during the day, and to get up many times
during the night. The mild and the extra
ordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soon
realized, lt stands the highest for its won
derful cures of the most distressing cases.
If you need a medicine you should have the
best. Sold by druggists in 50c. and$l. sizes.
You may have a sample bottle of this
and a book that tells
more about it, both sent
absolutely free by mail.
Address Dr. Kilmer & Home of Swamp-Root
Co., Binghamton. N. Y. When writing men
tion reading this generous offer in this paper.
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B. C. SMITH,
EDGEFIBLD. S. O
T eth Extracted without Pain.
Fourteen V?nT TTYpprion^P ?t
When placing your Insur
ance give me a call. I rep
resent a very strong line :>f
Insurance Companies; also
Agent for the New York
Ivliri^ - - -
Insurance Co. I will apprt
preciate a share of your bus
iness. 1 can be found at my
o(Hce---Oflice No 2---over Bank of
TOCUREA co! D m ONE DAY
'ake Laxtive Br omo Quinine Tablets
ll druggists refund the money if it
lils to cure. W. Grove's signa
?re on each box. 25 cents.
B. E. Nicholson,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
jp^Prompt and Careful at
tention to Business. Office
lu each state to travel for house
rtablishiid eleven years end with
large capital, to call upon mer
liant8 and ageuts for successful
nd profitable line. Permanent
agngenient. Weekly cash salary
t $18 and all traveling expenses
ud hotel bills advanced in cash
ich week. Experience not essen
al. Mention reference and en
ose self-addressed envelope.
HE NATIONAL, 334 Deaborn
. - 3
ya ?rt liable t? feel the need of a
r COURSE; THAT IS
Ijndfti fro'? thc extracts of n>jt?,
n other purli'yiiip and altera'ive
Indigestion, Constipation, Bo jj
from impurities in the blooj.
IDE ?nd (unlit un getting lt.
f doubtful value? ]j|
press prepaid. j?
Baltimore, rtd., U, 5. A. A
We are opening the handsomest line of
Ladies Imported Black and Colored
Dress and Shirt Goods
ever offered on this market. We are always up
to-date on Ladies Dress Goods and Silks.
Come and See Them.
j. M. COBB
In order to close out all Summer Gcods, such as
Negligee Shirts, Summer
Clothing, Underwear, Low
Cut Shoes, Straw Hats, Etc.
I will sell them Regardless of COST.
These goods must be sold in order to make room for the
large Fall Stock which I have purchased. ...
Call at once and get First Choice.
?SE? RS MAPBBTT'l
-../: J i - nm ? t uim 'u**
Dlarrhota, Dyeoa tary, aa)
th? Bow?! frailty of 1
Aid? DljuUoa, k?imkU?\
Costs Only 25 cents at Drn&fets, ^ECT^I^EASTT
Or nail SS cut? to C. J. MOFFETT. M. D" ST. LOUIS. MS.
ATUi 37 A, O ?,, Vcr. lt. 1CCQ.
We bara handlod Dr. Moffitt'? TEETHES'A (Teotblnf Powder?) erer aloe, lu Cr?! introduction to ta. pabl'o
and trade ai a proprietary medicine, and our trad. In it has ?toad ilr increased iron jaar ta jeir antll ear crier?
now amount to two or three hundred aron per year, which Ii a Terr ?tronc erldono. of lu meritand th. toll >iaelien lt |
b tirina to the mother? of the country, for they ?ay nothing ?o effectually counteract? th* offocle of tho ?jamar'e
bot ion or orercomes io quickly the troublei incident to teethinf.
TUE LAH AK 4 RANKIN DRUG CO.. WaoUaala Dn?Mtrt?>
GET OCR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin. Press
Jane Mill, and Shingle Outfits.
Building.lric'tf, Fsott.rj, Fnric
md Railroad Castings, Railroad, M ll
iachinists' and Factory Supplies.
Beltiug, Packing, Injectors, Pipe
fittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
apt every day. Work 150 Hands,
foundry, Machine, Boiler,
Press and Gin Works
tV Repa is Promptly Done
?bani Iron Works & Snpply Co
PROF. P. M. WHITMAN,
209 7ili Street, Augusta, Ga.,
IVES FREE EYE TESTS for .11 defects of
^ht, grinds the proper glasses and WAK
Lenses rut ??.tc your frame while you wait.
?'. -\. tells if you aced
" . medicine OCCUMC*
Wo promptly obtain TJ. S. and Forolra
Patentfl&nd Trade Marks or return ontira
. S WI FT A CQ., Patent Ii-r/ew.
) Opp. U.S. Patent Office, Washington, D. C
JUST THINK OF IT.
ver 100 BICYCLES
In stock, and must be sold,
/ill ship any of the follow
g with privilege of examin
"RAMBLERS, new, nt .fSOench..
EAGLES, iiHW, at $?5.00 each, j
3RESUENT chan.lest* $30each.
slightly tilitip worn $10 to $25
sh, all make*. Write for de*
.ipiion. Our i?lM?p is larger ?ind
Btrcjuipped shop in statf. Dui ll
)ecially for this business. We
i give you first class work for
rie you would have lo pay for
vrior. We pay express nw. way
all work sent us. Pistol Curt
ges and guns for sale.
J. I. CHIPLEY,
has stood the test 25 years,
bottles, does this record ol
Enclosed with every bau
EDCEFIELD S. C.
State and County Depository
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. W.ADAMS,
J. H. BOUKN1GHT, J. A. BENNETT,
J. M. COBB. B. S. HOLLAND,
A. S.TOMPKINS, CC. FULLER]
J. C. SHKPPARD, President
W. YV. ADAMS, vice-President.
E. J. M IMS, Cashier.
J H. ALUN, Aos't Caehic
Pays inte rast on deposits by opacia
Money to loan on liberal termo.
Prompt and polite attention to buii
YOUR Accoun* Solicited
Thedford's Black-Draught baa
saved doctors' bills for more than
sixty years. F or tha common fam
ily ailments, such as constipation,
indigestion, hard colds, bowvl com
plaints, chills and foyer, bilious
ness, headaches and other like
complaints no other medicine is
necessary. It invigorates and reg
ulates the liver, assists digestion,
stimulates action of the kidnap,
[)uri?es the blood, and purgea the
jowels of foul accumulations. It
cures liver complaint^ indigestion, *??
sour stomach, dizziness, chills, \%?
rheumatic pains, sideache, back
ache, kidnov troubles, constipation,
diarrhoea, bili?saesa, piles, hara
colds and headache. Every drug
gist has Thedford's Black-Draught
in 25 cent packages and in mam
moth s ixe for $1.00. Never accept
a substitute. Insist on having the
original made by the Chattanooga
believe Thcdfortft fU?tkJkaumU
\\t but medicine oct earth, lil
jood for any and evcjythJaO. I ham
a family of tvaJva cMldrta, ed lev
four years I have kept than oaf??* j
?nd healthy with no doctor kai Macfc
Draught A. J. GREEN, Ui*vu% U
Average Awwd Sd* *v?r
'merit mod to yo?? No|
This space is reserved for
Pl Coiner Store.
The proprietor, Mr. W. H.
Turner, has just returned
from New York and will tell
the Advertiser's readers next
week of his .
ON PIANOS \ ORGANS
I challenge competition with any house in
America g .
Elegant f ;:
From $155 to $600, Freight Paid, Sold on
TERMS Of EAS r PAY ME/IT
' ? NINF
fc^A. ?rOLLA??. S0UT*
We carry a large
^ . Also a large stock of Jewelry
all at our store and let us
] show you what we have.
Ramsey St Jones,
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FIRE Insurance,HEALTH Insurance,
?CCiD?NT Insurance, Fidelity
. and Indemnity Bonds of
all description issued.
Your Business solicited.
GRIFFIN & MIMS
C. A, GRIFFIN.
E. J. M rus
Office Over May & May's Store.
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THB UNI FOR A&L TOT BEST
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