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Edgefleld. S. C.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 1S03.
This old world is growing
better-Saluda county has not
had a homicide in two weeks.
Within the last few days
the thermometer has been
twenty odd degrees below ze
ro throughout the northwest.
No wonder those people are
seeking homes in the sunny
Anderson is trying ver)' hard
to .get a colony of Scotch im
migrants. Edgefield is not
very particular about the na
tionality but will take any
thing that comes this way ex
cept the "Chinee' \ Even a
few of these might be used in
helping to exterminate the rats.
: A friend whom we do not
see often but whose hearty
clasp of the hand causes a
thrill of genuine pleasure said
to us a few days ago :. "I like
your ?aper ; you say what you
think." Slnoutd. the writer
ever cease to have conviction's
or fear to express them,
in the language of David of old,
may his right hand forget its
cunning and his tongue cleave
. to the r?bf of his mouth. '
. . ._
The aggregate expended in
Edgefield for buildings and
improvements, including refi
nery,, college property, depot,
Tompkins building and . the
sundry residences that will
9od'n be remodelled and erect
ed," will amount to something
lik? forty or fifty thousand
dollars. Never before, not
withstanding the fact that the
town is over one hundred
years old, has Edgefield ex
perienced such an era of pros
q?*?*Yi ?, - \
' Probably the reason the
state board of dispensary di
rectors did not grant the peti
tion from Saluda to remove
the dispensary is because the
Christmas season is nearly on,
when ? rushing business will
be done and money made.
The, citizens of Saluda should
have bided their time till busi
ness was dull and then they
probably could have given
"sufficient grounds" to the
board for its removal.
-For several years the legis
lature has studiously avoided
adding to or taking one jot or
tittle from the dispensary law,
but we will wager dollars to
doughnuts that the next legis
lature will heed the clamor of
the people who are demand
ing that they be allowed to
ex?rcise the right to remove
as .well as establish a dispen
sary. The legislators are the
servants of the people and
dare not turn a deaf ear to
their appeals. .*
Hicks, the famous weather
prognosticator, has said that
the bottom is going to drop
out of the thermometer the
latter part of this month.
Better take warning and in
crease the size of your wood
pile and provide shelter and
good beds for the dumb brutes.
Although they cannot make
their feelings known the lower
animals suffer from the ex
tremes, of heat and cold, and
their owners should be hu
mane enough to protect them.
It pa}rs, too, from an economic
standpoint, for less food is re
quired when stock is protect
ed from the snow, rain and
wind. Try it.
The impracticability and in
judiciousness of having spe
cially commissioned judges to
preside in our circuit courts
wai clearly demonstrated in
Aiken last week. A suit
against the Southern railway
company was called for trial
before Hon. W. C# Bennett,
specjal judge. The plaintiff's
attorneys raised the objection
that as the presiding judge had
forrnerly been employed as
counsel for the railroad that
he was disqualified to sit in
judgment upon the case.
Judge Bennett h.id the legal
right) yet it would have been
a violation of the spirit of the
lawlor him to have tried the
case. A continuance was
grantee;. Had the case been'
called before a regularly com
missioned judge no such ob
jection could have been raised
and it would have gone to
The opportunity is at hand
for the several fraternal orders
of our town to act in concert
and secure a large, weil light
ed, well ventilated hall-one
that comporcs with the stand
ing and dignity of the orders
-in which they can hold their
regular and special convoca
tions. While entirely in sym
pathy and accord with every
secret order whose aim is to
uplift humanity, yet the writer
is not personally allied with
any of them. However, we
claim the right to speak for
the common good. Every
citizen of a community should
take an interest in and encour
age whatever adds to the ma
terial" prosperity and beauty
of a town. Who is not made
glad by the appearance of the
imposing college building ?
Who is not happy over the
anticipation of seeing the new
depot which promises to be
"a thing of beauty"? Who
is not rejoiced at seeing beau
tiful residences erected ?
Who is not delighted at see
ing the churches of our town
made more attractive ? All
of these additions are parts
and oarcels of Edgefield and
each adds its share to her
growth and beauty. By rea
son of these improvements
strangers are more favorably
impressed when they -come
among us and go a wa}7 speak
ing a good word forour town.
So it is in the matter of lodge
rooms. Everybody wants to
see them made beautiful and
attractive, comparing favora
bly with those of any town of
equal size. In a limited sense
a l.dge room isa public place
for its doors are always wide
open to even' visiting brother
of good standing. No matter
whither he cometh or whither
We understand that Mr. D
A; Tompkins is willing, if a
lease to the several lodges can
be effected, to add a third
story to his building that is
now; in process of erection
and make of it an up-to-date
lodge room-one with its ap
I needs anTTcIeT?^?^s^cTfn'?^P
ders that are to use it. This
is arj, opportunity that may not
come this way again in years
and we trust that the mem
bers of the fraternal orders
will not let it pass. Act gen
tlemen (great is the pity that
wejcannotsay, brethren,), be
fore it is too late. Brick by
brick the time is lessened, for
the bui?ding is nearing com
pletion. Act at once for the
good of the?orders and for the
good of Edgefield.
JOHNSTON, S. C., )
Dec. 15,1903. \
Correspondence to the ADVERTISER.
Deep sorrow ie felt over the se
rious illuesi of Afr. D. R. Durisoe.
Mr. Wallace Wise of Trenton, is
boring a well for the oil mil), much
trouble has been had over a great
8carcety of water. The new well
will be one hundred feet deep, with
a twenty inch terra cotta pipe, and
will be forced up with an artesian
pump. In boring this well at the
depth of forty feet, a twisted-pi?ce
of hollow iron was found, it had a
mouth piece and is similar to a
crude bugle. ;
Mr. J. C. Hutto o? opnugfield,
of Orangeburg county and Mr. J.
C. Bonnet, of Ridge Spring, visited
Johnston, and were the guests of
.Mr. J. A. Claxton.
Mr. Toney Turner's teams are
delivering some large timber fer
the railroad scales. Several pieces
forty feet long and twelve by eigh
teen inches in thickness.
Mr. Teague Price has bought
Mr. M. T. Turner's saw mill.
Misses Zena and Ethel Payne,
Mrs. M. T. Turner and others at
tended the reception given by Mrs.
Lod Stevens, in honor of bei newly
made daughter, Mrs. Ben Stevens.
Mrs. J. A. Dizier will spend the
next few weeks with relatives a?
Johnston, Rocky Creek and Edge
field before returning to her new
homo at Lumberton. She i? ac
companied by Miss Dozier, age
The third of the Lyceum enter
tainments was a lecture on Thurs
day night by Dr. Manship. It wes
very much enjoyed by a large audi
The New Cpotury Club met at
the home of Mr?. \V, L. Seiglor
and spent a pleasant hour and s
half over American history. This
will be the last meeting uutil the
Prof. Bethea and corps of teach
ers deserve congratulations upon
the good worK of the pant few
months. Wo ATP proud of our
school. ''I haven't got any dp
merits thin mouth, bjjt I am ready
for 'em," said a little hoy as he
finished the skeletons of twelve
tablee. For every dtmerit smeller
pupils are required to write two
linos of the multiplication table.
Mr. and Mrs. Manning Sim
mons, were in town shopping or
A Former Editor and Proprietor
of the ADVERTISER Passes
Oue by on? the old land-marks
of Edgefield are passing awav. The
last to abandon the temple not
made with hands and to be ushered
iuto eternity was Kr, D. R. Duri
soe, who died from the eii'ects of
paralysis on Monday morning,
having been stricken nearly a
we&k before and from which attack
he never rallied. Hie. locks were
white: ed by the snows ot nany
winters and bis form was bent un
der the weight of 72 years, having
Lived two years beyond the time
allotted to man.
While in the meridian of life M
Duriaoo was repeatedly honored
by being elected to positions of
public trust. When Gen. B. K
Nicholson died, Mr. Durit-oe was
appointed to fill the unexpired
term as Clerk of Court and for
several consecutive administra
tious he was elected as mayor of
Edgefield. Some of the pretty
avenues of trees that adorn our
streets wero planted under his di
rection and are moouments to bis
thoughtfulness and consideration
for the public weal. He has al
ways teen a strenuous advocate of
those things that would beautify
and improve the highways of Edge
For nany years Mr. Durisoe was
editor and proprietor of the AD
VERTISER, baviug succeeded his
father. He was an able writer and
having a thorough knowledge of
how the mechanical department
should be conducted h.> achieved
more than ordinary succor
making of tho ADVERTISER the
foremost weekly in the sute. He
?had a spacial fondness for news
paper work, at the time of his
death being the Edgefield corre
fondent of the Johnstoj M mi'or.
I The weekly letters of "R. D. R.':
to that, paper will bi'gnat Iv miss
Th" deceased is survival hy a
devot? d wife, two Bisters, thr?
hrothprs and Hi) only child, Mrs.
P. B. D .y, of Trenton. H- will he
greatly missed by his friends who
saw him almost hourly as he ?reid
about from plac? to p'ace holding
pleasant converse with those whom
he. found companionable.
The murtal remains wre placed
in their lani resting pince in our
village cometer}' on" yesterday
morning wilh Masonic honors, of t
which order he was almost a life r
long mi-mber. His pu - t-n% R 'V. J
C. E. Burts conducted the funeral. [
We have in stock a full line ol
iron, Enameled ami Brass Beds,
with Springs to fit.
RAMSEY & JONES.
WORST OF ALL EXPERIENCES
Can anything be worse than to
feel that every minute will be your
last ? Such was the experience of
Mrs. S. H. Newbon, Decatur, Ala.
"For three years'* she writes
.mum \ \ *m*mmmmam
digestion, stomach and bowel
trouble. Death seemed inevitable
when doctors and all remedies
failed. At length I was induced
to try Electric Bitters and th& re
sult was marvelous, I improved
at once and now Pm completely
recovered. For Liver, Kiduoy,
Stomach and Bowel troubles Elec
tric Bitters ?H the only medicine.
Only 50c. It's guaranteed by
THE PENN DRUG STORE.
OnJauuary tho let, 1904, the
undersigned will make application
unto the Judge of Probate at Edge
field, S. C. for a final discharge as
Admiui?trator of the estate of Mrs
L. H. Pickens, deceased.
JOHN B. HILL,
DRIVEN TO DESPERATION.
Living at an out of the way
place, remote from civilization, a
family is often driyen to despera
tion in case of accident, resulting
iu Burns, Cuts, Wounds Ulcers,
etc. Lay in a supply of Bucklen's
Aruica Salve. l?a the best m
earth, 25c, at
THE PENN DRUG STORE.
TOCUREA COID IN ONE DAY
Take Laxtive Bromo Quinine Tablit?
AU druggists refund the money ifj'tIl
iads to cure. W. Grove's m signa
ure on each box. 25 cents.
FOR SALE: A piano that is
in good condition. This instru
ment has never been abused and
but little used. For further infor
mation, etc., apply at this office.
For Rent: One five-room cot
tage in good repair, one door from
Main street. Fur lurther informa
tion apply to
D. S. DUBOSE.
First sign of RHEUIV
nm. Easy to cur
Will probably do the wo k
cure?'by Ecttinc rid of Iii
WAfi ?y*ic??. Ix jp.iyificj il
nrys, inc chronic constipate
tion of the system.
Thcuih Mrs. Mary E. W.
?nd had suffered from rheum
by RHEUM ACIDE, and dec!;
for "ill who its suffering fro
try RHEUMAC'DE ind be eui
REV. J. R. WHEELER, a
Md., wrltet enthusiastically of
75 years old and has been in th
gOBBJTT CH EM I
'.'0XT6 AT THC JO
The matter of feed is . of
tremendous importance to the
farmer. Wrong feeding is
loss. Right feeding is profit
The up-to-date farmer knows
vhat to feed his cows to get
:hc most milk, his pigs to get
:hc most pork, his hens to
jct the most espers. Science.
But how about the children ?
Are . they fed according to
.?dence, a bone food if bones
ire soft arid undeveloped, a
h.;h and muscle food if they
ire thin and weak and a blood
"oed if there is anemia?
Scott's Emulsion is a mixed
:ood ; the Cod Liver Oil in it
Hakes flesh, blood and muscle,
:hc Lime and Soda make bone
md brain. It is the standard
:cientific food for delicate
Send for free
Be sure that this picture in
the form of a label is on the
wrapper of every bottle ot
Emulsion you buy.
409 Pearl St., N. Y.
50c. and $11 all druggists.
S T A fl T LIX G E VID E N ? E.
Fre.-h. testimony in greatquaoti
y is constantly corning in, <n dar
ug Dr. King's New Discovery for
lo, PU m pt iou Coug' s and Colds to
w unequaled. A recent expre??
lion from T J. McFarland B^ntor
rilli?, Va., ?.< rv?-f? as exanipl?. Ht
vrite.s: "1 hud Bronchi'ie" foi
hr<e yea s Hurl doctored all 'ht
ime without I'eing ben*fiiwj. Thei
'. begun taking Dr. King'* Nen
discover)', and a few bottles wholly
?ur ti me." Equally ??ffeclive ii.
Hiring all Lnog and Throat iron
lie , Consumption, Pn-umonn
nd Grip. Guar?nte.;d Ky
THE PENN DIU:G STORE.
Trial hot tl es frep, regular HZe>
0, a-.cl $1.00
WE CURE 1
Ne Have Discovered a Mar
velous Remedy For Drug
Habits And We Give
It To Yon Free.
We ha\ e fouud a marvelous rem
idy for restoring to perlect health,
nen and women suffering from the
Lwful curse of drug hahit. It
natters not how long j ou bave had
t, how or when you got it. This
s no ordinary drug or method of
reatmeui. We are constantly
?uring the worst enses: of ('rup
labit kuowu and give anuuquali
IP(1 guarantee to cure an} case un
itrtakeu hy us or refind your
noney. We urge ever! person
raftering from this tembl? dis
iase to write us and we will send
ree a bottle of our marvelous rem
>dy. We urge physician having
etractory cases and all yho want
0 be cured of this awfuj curse, to
vrite us today. All correspon
lence conti lential IL Main en
slopes. Address, Manhattan
Therapeutic Association, Dop't
5., 1135 Broadway, flew York,
On the 21st day of December,
.903, the undersigned will make a
iual settlement on the estate cf
)liver Dom, deceased, in the Office
if the Judge of Probate at Edge
ield. 8. C., and at the earae time
nil apply for a final discharge as
executors of said estate.
S. B. DORN,
P. H. DORN.
Nov. 19th, 1903.
Best on Earth.
Improved Pe teri in Cotton Seed.
iVill exchange one lu&bel for two.
P. B. DAY,
Trenton, S. C.
IATISM. Dangerous to let lt
e now. A single bottle of
Bid easel require more. RHEUi.'iCIDE
use, 10 that no trace of the difri-c lingers
ood. relievel the Inflammation >l thc kid
d the catarrh that follows it^n a condi
of Hieh Point. N. C., li KO years old
or 20 yean, ihe wai completely cured
: feels "years yoiin jer" and ii arixi'oui
of the forms of this dread dbease io
Methodist minWter, of Rpistersipvn.
/MACIDE, which cured him. He ii
?. .....liilry 50 years.
BOTTLE yp.tr FROM
CAL CO., F30PRIE70nS,
INTS FROM THE INSIDE."
S2V.T? OF SOUTH CAROLINA, )
EDGEFIELD COUNTY. \
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS-.
Lawrence Cain et. al.
Thomas Cherry as Admin iel ra
tor et. al.
? ureuant to the decree in this
canse, I will oller for sale at pub
lic ouicry before the Court House,
town of Edgefield and State of
South Cnroliua, on saleeday in
January 1904 (the same being the
4th day of said nnnth) between
the legal hours of sale, the follow
ing described realty to wit:
All that tract or parcel of laud,
situate, lying and being in the
County and State aforesaid, con
taining one hundred and seventy
four (174) acres more or lees,
bounded on the north by the pub
lic road leading from the Abbe
ville road to the Augusta road; on
the east by the Abney place, and
by laud of Henry Cohen, and on
the south and west by lands of A.
B. Covar. This land will be cut
into two tracts and sold that way.
Plats of the same will be exhibited
the dav of sale.
T?RMS OF SALE.
One half cash, the balance cn a
credit of one; year with ' interest
from the ?lay of sale. Purchaser
to give bond and a mortgage of the
premises 6old io secure tbe pay
ment of the crodit portion, mort
gage to include ten per cent attor
neys fees if brought to suit, ti'
foreclose or all cash at purchaser's
Purchaser to pay for paper*.
W. F. RQiATH,
Master E. C., S. C.
Dec. 9.h, 1903.
I'll AT TUKOB?lXlj HEADACHE
Would quickly leave yon, if you
j?i??| Dr. King's Mew Life Pille.
I'noli"?uiida of Fiift'ererp have proved
'finir mfclchhsfl ni?rit for Sick and
Nervana ll? adache. Th?y niak?
ure blood and build up you?
.leal!h. Only 25 cents, money
nick if not cured. Sohl by
Tin: PENN DKUG STORE.
All perron? nr- hereby warned
m l to hnu', fish, cut woodortrps
pa.-? in a ny \ oi Hillier whatsoever
upon HII nf rho lands ol' the
undersigned. Every case of tres
pass will be punished to the full
extent of the luw.
W. 8. Miller.
J. ?S. Smith,
G. W. Wise, Jr.
EDCEFIELD S. C.
State and County Depository
J.H. B0UKN1GHT, J. A. BENNETT,
J. M COBB. B. b. HOLLAND,
A. S.TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRESCOTT.
J. C. bHKPPABD, President
W. W. ADAMS, vice-President.
E. J. M ms, Casu ?er.
J. H. ALLEN, Ass't Cash;a
Pays interasr on deposits by specia
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to busi
YOUR Accoun* Solicited
When placing your insur
ance give me a call. I rep
resent a very strong line of
Insurance Companies; also
Agent for the New York
JWIF^E; - - -
insurance Co. I will apprt
prec?ate a share of your bu&
iness. l ean be found at my
office-Office No. 2---overiBank of
E. C. SMITH,
El iGEPIELL. S. C
T< fttb Extracted without Pain.
FDiirtoPn Y^art* Experience.
Office over Post Office
PROF. P. M. WHITMAN,
. 209 7th Street, Augusta, ea.,
GIVES FREE EYE TESTS for all defrots o4
sight, grinds the proper glasses aad WAK
Lenses cut toto your frame while you wait.
FRFF - ? *V tells li you ?ead
I lintis ?>? , aiodlciacorglsssef
p^---xi*?Jt3 u?y ivion
W E have the GOODS and the PRICES are R(GHT.
During tlie last few months my trade has been larger thad before in
the Ilisrory of my Rosiness.
Surely There is a Reason for
Every effort ha i been made to get the best, and to sell the best for
the best MONEY.
I wish to say that I am very grateful for the support given, and
that I shall alway? endeavor to please you.
Come rig-ht along: and let UH sell you a'l you need in DRY GOODS,
CLOTHING, SHOES, II ATS, and NOTIONS.
You Should See Our Line of
DRESS G OODS.
AU the newest things in WOOL GoODS are her?, and will be sure
to please you.
Organdies for the ball dresses 72 inches wide at fiOcts.
Table Linens in very handsome patterns at 50cts, 75c. and $1 00.
Spread your Xmas dinner on one of these.
CLOTHING-I sell the famous "Superb" CLOTHING. If you
have eyer worn one of these SUITS you will wear no other.
?ffmixe them before buying.
SHOES-All kinds of shoes for all kinds of people. Now ia the
time to buy shoes, and this is the place. We guarantee satisfaction.
HATS-Everyihim: that is new in HATS.
NOTIONS-Our line of Notions suchas Ties, Handkerchiefs, Doilies,Towels.
1 Suspenders is very complete.
'jiJVJ* OF THE ABOVE MA RE JYICE XMAS PRESENTS'.
I If there is anything in our line that you need we shall be very glad
b show you and will say that you are undar no obligations r.o buy be
cause you look.
C E. MAY.
W? HAVE BOUGHT ENTIRELY TOO
and must move them in a limited time. In order to do
this we have in some lines ont prices half in two.
We Must Raise the CASH
consequently we will sacrifice the profits and will sell
many GOODS at and BELOW COST.
This is the Opportunity
of a life time to get CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS,
DRY GOODS and NOTTOXS, at your own prices.
The Goods are Going Every Day
and you had better come at once and ?et the pick of
Weean now make one dollar buy as many GOODS
for you as two dollars will do at almost any other store.
J3^Come, let as show you.
ADVERTISER BUILDING, EDGEFIELD, S. C.
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^?r_--CilJ?H?sTER,S ENGLISH ^
f ENNYReWL PILLS !
VJ'.-<?i7Ksl?t,0fl^?|.'n, ?nJ Only ?cn .linc.
I" CUlCHKSTlCirS KNGLISH :
?CW?8?l!fflS? *** I"'1'' n.cl.llie b",r. .
?i STfeAs r.h bl<* ribbon. Tn kc- no other.. llcTn?- i
|?1 TIS ''.?ttrt.ii? Sub.lllutlon? und Iiultn
/ W ""nt. nu. of Tour Drugi M. or "emt 4c. Hi
I ?L W tur Partii-iilnm. Te?tlmo:ilul?
V P .?',htllc:r.irI.M.IIc?."?n'??w.''Trr ;
-\__/ "i0r?ai,ll. i?.0.''? r?tlm..nl?l? M*b)
Sias stood the test 25 ye^rs.
lK>tt!es? Does this record of
Enclosed with ev?ry bott
In our store ?outributee a few
that are pure cream. We are willing to yif ld a part of our
ia or 1er that w\i may get a more satisfactory share of
?nd we have as yet found no other way BO SURE^
QUICK or RENEFICAL as to provide our customers with
Hence that's the CORNER STORE'S way of swilling
. the tide of trade NOW
Flowing. Toward Us,
Remember 'tis a
pleasure to right
In order to close out certain lines /
aud to reduce my eutire stock I have ,
( made a tremendous cut in prices. '?' " " ';'
This is a splendid opportunity for r
the holiday shoppers to secure
Or eat Bargainsi
'Call early ?ni get first choice of
the many stylish hats for ladies and miss
MISS MARY BUFORD
fn AIR, C. E. MAY'S STORE,
Is nearly upon us and the NEW YORK
RACKET STORE is ready for the holiday .Shop
pers. Santa laus will make the littie folks happy
and cheer the hearts of the fathers and mothers by
giving them unprecedented BARGAINS in
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Shoes, Hats, Notions,
Dress Goods, Rib
bons, Laces, Em
in fact everything that is to be found in a first class
JP^Come to the NEW YQRK RACKET
STORE and see ourgoods and get our prices before
buying. We can save you money.
We have hundreds of customers who do not
spend a dollar elsewhere because they can get what
they need here at prices that are right.
Remember that the place to do your Christmas
trading is at the
J. W. PEAK, Proprietor.
IWe are headquarters fot useful as well as
beautiful ?qristmas presents for fatbet,brother
or sweetheart. See our GLOVES, SCARFS,
ASCOTS, FOUR-IN-HAND TIES. SILK and
ILINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, SUSPENDERS,
COLLARS and CUFFS
?W*Rempmber that you can buy a beautiful
present from us for a small sum of money. .
DORN & MIMS