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WEDNESDAY. NOV. 16,1904.
Did you ask about the result of
the election? Well, let's talk
about something else.
Edg?f?eld extends sympathy to!
her sister town of Johnston in the i
' . i
. heavy loss the latter sustained by
; ; the disastrous fire of last week.
. About all that the Democrats
1 have to give thanks for on' the ap
proaching Thanksgiving Day is
that Roosevelt will not be a can
. didate for a third term.
; If the facts incident upon Salu
da's last homicide have been cor
rectly reported a gallows will be
needed in that county if justice
be meted out.
." The dispensary received two
" severe blows last week. One coan
ty repudiated lt by a majority of
five to ons, and two state consta
bles shot each other dead while
under influence of dispensary or
"blind tiger liquor.
Mr. William Jennings Bryan
could not allow the opportunity to
pass without uttering an "I-told
"you-so." Ia his r?cent statement
he aeclared that the defeat of the
. Democratic party was more over
whelming on the gold platform
than was the defeat on the silver
The Mormous claim that the
grave of Adam, the first settler of
the universe, is upon a high knoll
five mileB northwest of Gallatm,
Mo,, believing that the exact spot
was^ through revelation, pointed
out to Joseph Smith, the prophet
of the Mormon church. In this
these benighted Moimon pilgrims
_ are deluded as in the doctrines of
According to the New York
- Medical Journal the medical pro
cession ?B overcrowded, the yearly
rate of additions being far greater
than is required by the increase
of population. It was estimated
at the meeting of the American
Medical Association in 1903 that
2,500 accessions to the ranks ol
the profession were required an
nually, while the annual output
from the medical colleges is 10,
The great trusts of the country
that contributed largely of their
millions toward defraying the
campaign expenses, especially of
. the Republican party, will recoupe
1heir losses-by requiring the rank
and file of the American citizen
ship to pay a trifle more for the
articles of every-day consumption.
It does seem that the Southern
people play in hard luck, being
compelled to chip in to pay foi
. that which compassed their de
The result of the recent election
will not be officially declared in
time for us to give the figures in
this issue but it is evident that |
the bi-ennial sessions amendment
was adopted by the people of the
state. Some say that it is a step
in the direction of retrenchment
and economy, while otherB con
tend that it is impracticable.
/Time will reveal which are of the
right way of thinking." After 1906
the legislature will meet every
The days of the dispensary in
South Carolina seem to be num
bered. Already the handwriting,
.'Weighed in the balances and
found wanting", is discernable
upon the wall. If, however, the
governor and the chief of the con
stabulary will purge the force of
drunken constables and the legis
lature will devise some means of
preventing members of the state
board of control from becoming
immensely wealthy on four-hun
dred-dollars-a-year salaries its life
may be prolonged yet awhile.
The oppressed Jews are leaving
Eusoia EB rapidly aa possible. One
of the race who resides in Char
leston has applied to the bureau of
commerce and immigration of
this state for. aid for his oppress
ed brethren but Commissioner
Watson ia unable to give official
assistance as the act creating the
office states specifically "that im
migrants shall be* confined to
white citizeus of the United
States, citizens of Ireland, Scot
land, Switzerland and France and j
all other foreigners of Saxon ori-?
Better Schedules Needed,
Some montas ago the schedules of
the Southern were ideally arranged
I'for the travelling public, but now the
way the trains are being run is
abominable. The early morning train
|,from Columbia carries local freight
cars which causes delay by shifting
along the route. As a result of tb?
delay the train is seldom on time, be
ing often several hours late reacbin
Augusta. Passengers leave Edg?Held
at 7 SO a. m., and frequently do not
arrive at Augusta till 12 or 1 o'clock
Then, too, the train on the Gap road
having to do the work at the quarry
in addition to the regular work, neve1"
makes its schedules. A person leav
ing Augusta in the morning for ou
town frequently does not reach hi
destination till 1 o'clock. The South
ern is generally very geuerous an
liberal in dealing with the peopl
along its lines, consequently we be
lieve that if our citizens, collectively
would take the matter up with the
officials better schedules would be
Ouly two days in tho week do
we hear the busy hum of the gin
Cotton receipts aro below the past
The fire on Thursday last oe
curred just at noon and cousumed
every building on the block. The
buildings being old were very
combustible and burned rapidly
They were not so much in them
selves but it falls heavy on the
occupants. While Mr. Clarence
Mobley succeeded in getting bis
things out, many were broken and
damaged in other ways. Mr. Gib
son's loss though not large falls
h?avy on him, hiB health is poor,
heuci he works under difficulties
at best. Mr. Sill is an old man,
and his little is a great d^al. Mr
Duncan has a wife and several
children and they lost everything.
Mr. M. D, Williams, always kind
hearted aud sympathetic made a
personal appeal to many homes
for aid for this family. Johnston
people, are ever generous lo ap
peals of this kind and we are
sure this will be no exceptions.
On Mr. Van Edwards thii loss
falls heavy. He is a young man,
and haB only been married a short
time. The savings ol several years
were swept away in lens than au
hour. Deep sympathy ?B felt for
him. We hope to soon see him in
business again, and that the lib
eral patronage of his friende
will help him to regaiu what he
The lyceum entertainment Wed
nesday evening was the poorest
we have ever had. Many of the
pieces were old, and a twice-told
joke told on sung falls flat.
The circus drew a good crowd J
Saturday, and the circus going ,
crowd had a fine time.
'Protracted services began in
our Baptist church Sunday.
Mrs. Carrie Jowers has arranged
the following programme for
Thanksgiving Day exercises:
Song-"Thanksgiving", by the
"A welcome"-In concert.
That Tree", by. Mies Georgia]
"Little Runaways''-Eight girls
Recitation-"Farmer John", by
Miss Essie Bussey.
"In the Autumn", by Miss May
Brown, Messrs. Walter and Levi
"Arbor Day Queen"-Nine girls.
Philosophy", by Miss May
"Histcrv of and why wo cele
brate Th*?-:,?iviug", by J. T.
Everybody is invited to attend
this service. The exercises will
commence at eleven o'clock. A
collection will be taken at the
close of the servies. We hope to
have a few trees planted around
the church and school house in
Mr. J. H. Bussey and Mr. H. H.
Smith went to Augusta last week.
Mr. Tom Brown has purchased
a new top buggy.
Mr. James Hamilton has bought |
a new carriage.
The ginning season is now about
The rain that fell Saturday and
Sunday night will bring up the
Sunday was a bad day for
The election passed off quietly
here last-Tuesday very little in
terest was manifested the vote was
Letter to W. H. Brimson
EDGEFIKLD, S. C.
Dear Sir: The cheapest thing
in the way of sending anything
over ths world is a postage stam p ;
and the cheapest way to shed wa
ter is paint.
Not whitewash ; paiut. Do you
happen to know-it don't belong
to your.busiuess to kuow about
paint, you know-do you happen
to know lhat most of the makers
of paint stuff is out with lime and
clay and sand and water and air?
They do stuff it out in the can ;
but not on the house. They make
more gallons to sell or to buy ;
more money to pay for paint;
more money to pay for putting it
on ; a good deal more money to
pay for putting it on ; but no more
beauty; more rust; decay; disap
pointment ; loss.
Devoe is your paint, because
it's all paint, no Bbam, and full
F. W. DEVOE & Co.,
The Edgefleld Mercantile Company
sells our paint,
SALA "WEEK AND KING COT
TON JUBILEE, CHARLES
TON, S.C., NOVEMBER
. 21ST,-26TH, 1904.
The Southern Railway will sell
very low rate tickets from all
points in South Carolina, inclu
ding Augusta, Ga., for the Famous
Fall Festival An.l. King Cottuu
Jubilee. Tickets go on sale com
menciug November 19*.h to the
25th inclusive, and for trains
scheduled to arrive Cbarlestou
prior to noon of November 26th,
with final limit for the return
November 28th, 1904.
Among the great attractions
will be the Reproduction of Luna
Park, direct from Coney leland.
The Great Pike, direct from St
The Gaskill's Great Shows, con
taining over 2 distinct features,
including Hageubac'k Wonderful
Animal shows: Babcock, in his
hair-raising act of Looping The
Loop And Flying The Flume.
Great Military parade, the
largest that has occurred ,in State
in years. Firemans Parade. Foot
Over $500.000 to be given away
in prizes iu the Parade.
This will be the greatest show
in the South.
For full information apply .to
any Ticket Ageut of the Southern
R. W.. HUNT,
Division Passenger Agent,
Charleston, S. C.
Notice to Debtors and
All parsons having claims
igaiust the es;ate of MrB. A. A.
Devore, late of Edgefield County,
3. C. deceased are hereby notified
to present the same, at once, duly
ittested, and thosp indebted lo
?aid estate will make payment to
:he unaesigned Executor.
W. L. DANTEL.
Johnston, St C.
R. F. D. No. 1.
When placing your insur
ance give me a call. I rep
resent a very strong line
Insurance Companies; also
Agent for the New York
XvIB\E> - - -
Insurance Co. I will appre
preciate a stare of your bus
iness. 1 can be found at my
office-Office No. 2--.over Bank ol
James 1\ MIMS
A satisfied Customer is the bett
Ldvertisemeut. We have been
aking measures for men's Eiiit?
br five years, and have never had
C. E. MAY.
Anyone sending a skote'a and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion froo whether an
Invention ls probably patentable. CommunIca
tlons strictly contldontlal. HANDBOOK on Patenta
gent free. Oldest naonoy for securing: patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. re?oive
vpuial notice, without charge. In the
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest cir
culation of any sclentliic Journal. Terms, $3 a
year: four months, |L Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNN & Co.36,Breadwa^ New York
Branch Offloo, 626 F BU Washington, D. C
Our friends a
of Edgefield ari
vited to make o
city during The
nival. We are
Over coats an
at moderate pri
Youths suits ar
oo and up. Bo
$1.75 $2.50 $3:
720 BROAD ST., i
New York I
is now ready with full shelves, full
wants and needs of the Edgefield pt
WE soent a week in New York
of manufacturers to find the latest
Come, see our goods, get our prices
we succeeded iu buying first-class
Our stock of clothing is well sn
suit all. We guarantee the quality
NEW FALL DRESS GOODS,
of the new trimmings.
Large stock of dependable shoi
Try our shoes and you will be satisf
HATS : We have all of the la
very low prices.
We are headquarters for linden
We will not be undersold. Wi
quantities from beadquart?rs and t
save you mouey.
g?jST*Let us show you and we v
A Sure Thing.
It is said Ihat nothing is sute
except death and taxes, mit that
ie not altogether true. Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption
is a sure cure for all lung and
throat troubles. Thousands can
testify to that. Mrs. C. B. Vau
Metre of Shepberdtown, W. Va.,
says "I had a severe e ise of Bron
chitis and for a year tried every
thing I heard of, but got no relief.
One bottle of Dr. King's New Dis
covery then cured me absolutely."
It's infallible for ('roup, Whoop
ing Cough, Grip, Pneumonia and
Consumption. Try it. It's guar
THE PENN DRUG STORE.
Trial bottles free. Regular size?
Made Young Again.
.'One of Dr. King's New Life
PillBeach night for two weeks has
put me in my 'teens' again"
writes D. H. Turner of Demps?y
town, Pa. They're the best in the
world for Liver, Stomach aud
Bowels. Purely vegetable. Never
gripe. Only 25c at
THE PENN DRUG STORE?
Trespass Notice !
All persons are positively warn
ed not to hunt, fish or trespass in
any manner whatsoever on our
lands or .premises, as we will
vigorously enforce the law against
anyone found trespassing in dis
regard of this legal warning.
JAS. P. Ouzis,
DR. W. D. OrzTs,
W. T. & 0. A. KINAIRD,
JAS. B. TOMPKINS,
MKS. A. N. LOATWRIGHT,
MRS. E. N. BLOCKER.
J. A. Gu Hedge of Verbena, Ala.
was twice in I be hospital from a
severe case of piles causing k24
tumors. Afi-er dc.c'ors and ult
remedies failed, Buck Inn's Arnica.
Salve quickly arrested further in
flammation and cured him." Ii
conquers -.'.ches and kills pain 25,
THE PENN DRUG STORE.
A Startling Test.
To save a life, Dr. T. G. Merni t, i
of No. Mehoopany, Pa., made a '
starking test resulting in a won- ,
derfulcure. He writes, *'a patient ?
was attacked with violent beuior- '
rha?es, caused by ulceration ol 1
the stomach, I had often found
Electric Biiteie excellent for
acute stomach and liver troubles
so I prescribed them. The patient'
gained from the fiist, and has m I
liad an attack in 14 months.'
Electric Bitters are positively
guaranteed for Dyspepsia, indi
gestion, Constipation and Kidney
:roubles. Try them._ Oujyj-'50c -
THE PENN DRUG STORE.
If your eyes are worth (
laving they are worth saving. ,
Do so with the right kind of
Geo. F, Mims^
s cordialy in
ur store their
when in ' the
ces Men and
id over coats
ys knee suits
,00 $3.50 and
counters, full tablea to supply the
ransacking the wholesale house? ?
in s'yle and tho best iii quality. :
and you will be conviuced that
meicbandise at very reasDnable
il?cted and is markeri at prices to
to be the best obtaiaBle.
SHIRT WAIST GOODS and all
58 for Ladies, Men and Children,
ied that none better can be had.
test shapes and colors of hats at
wear. Come and let us show you.
) bou git I early, bought in large 1
.he New York Racket Store can
rill 6ell vou.
Coil! Treasurer's Mice.
County Treasurer's office.
Edgefield, S. C ., October 3rd, 1904.
The tax levy for various purposes is
is follows :
The tax books wi)J be open for col
lect in jr fcitate, County and School taxes
tor 1904 from October 15, 1904, to
March 1, 1905. No penalties will be
added uutilJuntiary 1st, 1905. A pen
alty of one per cent, will be added on
all taxes unpaid by .January 1st, 1905.
A. penalty of Uv o per cern, on all un
paid by February 1st, 1905. A penalty
of seven per cent will be added on all
unoaid March 1, 1905.
For State 5 milis
For County 5 mills
ForSchoul 3 mills
Special Act for bounty Offices^ mills
For Shaw R R bonds - 1% mills
For PickensR H bonds 3>?>' mills
For Wiie R R bonds 1>? mills
For Edgefield Sohool horids 2 mills
For Edgelield R K bonds \% mills
For Edgefield school ' 2 mills
For Johnston school 3 mills
All male persons living within cor
porate limits of cities or towns, stu
dents attending any college or ?chool
of the State, minisfera in charge of
regular congregations, teachers em
ployed in public schools, school trus
tees during their term of ollice, per
sons permanently disabled and those
actually engag?e in the quarantine
?ervice of the State are exempt from
the payment of ?road tax. Ail other
male persons between the ages of IS
and 5u years are required to pay said
road tax, or work not less than six
days during the year.
The poll tax is $1,00.
C. M. WILLIAMS,
Treasurer Edgelield County.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGE fi ELD.
Court of Common Pleas.
Marsha li. ICd wards, as A d m i it tr al ris
" and in her own ri#ht against
Samuel T. Edwards, el. al.
Pursuant, to the decree in this cause
[ will resell al the risk of the former
purchaser, to the highest bidder, he
fore I he Court Mouse, iinvn of Edge
field and Slate oT South Carolina on
saesday in inoember (the same being
the 51 h day ul' said month) bet ween
the legal hours of sale, thu following'
deacrii:ed rt a Icy to wit :
TRACT NO, 3.
All tiiai tract orland, lying, situated
anil being io Mor-s Township, Edge
field CHU ti ty and ?state of Som h (jaro
li?a, containing one hundred and nine
(ll>9) acres more or lens, and adjoining
bunn Creek, Hughes, Jackson, Hol
loway lands and iraot Nu 2. of the
TERMS OF SALE :
Om? third cash, and the balance on
i credit of om; and L WO years, wi I li in
:ere;:t-fruin t h.-* day of sale. Purcha
ser to gh'i bond at.cl a mortgage of
l e premises so!d, lo secure the pay-,
nent of the credit pori ion OP all cash |
it the purchaser's i.ptiun-mortgage j
:o i iud II de ?en per cent Attorneys
"ees if brought suit.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
VV. F. ROATH
Master, E. C., S 0.
Noy. 9th, 19 ?4.
Teeth Extracted without Pain.
Fourteen Years Experience.
3ffiee over Post Office
We are the lead
Wear a pai
will wear 3
We can CLOTHE you
"VfcTin ter ?Jf
Celebrated "JANE HOPK?N'S C
HAMILTON ct BROWN
LADIES AND MEN'S
LADIES WA LEI
??}&FW;e guarantee 9a ti s fae I
TO AN ESTATE
"What Does JLife. Insurance
PO TH E W?POW, rooney prompt.
ly in the very
hour of need.
rp T H E C HI LD R KN, no depriva
der is gone
Are these not important- easons
why you should place you/Iusur
THE GERMANIA LIFE IN
SURANCE COMPANY ?
M. F. SHERFESEE,
Edgefield, S. C.
1 SELL ALL KINDS'. OF INSUR
LIFE, FIRE, PLATE GLASS
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIEU).
Court of Common Pleas.
B, F. Lewis et. al.,
a ;ai ii st
Mary Bean Lewi*.
Pursuant I ?j I he decree in this cause,
I will oller roi* sale ur publie, outcry to
t.lte highest bidder, before ri e Court
Iii.UM', town ol' Edg"tieid and State tit
?Somti Carolina un sa Iesday Decem
ber 1904j (rite same bei r. he 5th da j
of tlu- said mont h ) bet ween I he legal
holt rs cf ?ale, the following described
really to wit :
All'tliHt tract of land in Edgefleld
County South Carolina, containing
sixty-live (G?) acres mere or less, on
waters of Rocky Creek, on the Lung
Cane Road, bounded on tile west by
lands of Prince Adams, .east by lands
ji t/. C. li?wis, on the north by lands
of Phil Pollard, on the south by lands
of Prince Adams.
TERMS OF SALE:
One half cash, and rhit balance on a
r:red:t ol one year, with interese from
r.he day of salo. Purchaser to give
b md and a mortgage of the premises
.old to secure the payment cf the
credit portion or all cash at the pur
chasers t.ption-mortgage to include
Len per cent for Attorneys fees, if
brought to sui! for foreclosure.
Purchaser to pay for p ip vs.
\V. Vi ROA i II,
Mafter, E. C., S. C.,
Nov. Olli, i aw
S05 Broad Street. .
W. ?. YOUNG, - - - P'-esident
T.-.G. WElGTiK, - ... Cashier
SAVINGS ACCOUTS SOLICITED
- - J, o**-D?jJOCltC._
SHOES ! !
ers in Shoes
: SHOES, II
v and vou T
. too. Call to see us.
ion in the above goods.
1/LI VER ?OH1LLED
For Fire and Life
^=G0 TO SEE;
QAUGHMAN & HARLING
BEFOEE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
We represent the best Old Line Companies.
^AUGHMAN ? i BARLINO A GENTS.
(JAUGHMAN QC MA'KLING /\GENTS.
CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS.
WE have an excellent line of CLOTHING. Let us quote you pi ices:
Boy's Suits $1.50, 2.00, 2.50 3 CO, 3.50, 4.00, 4 50, 5 00, 5.50.
Men's Suits $7.50, 8.00,9.00,10,00, 12.00,15.00.
Youth's Suits $5.50, G.50, 9.00.
?l<arge line Pants for Boys and Men. Men's Pants $ ?.00, ?25, .7.50, 1.1b
2,00, 2.??0, 3.00, 3.50, 4.00, 4.50, 5.00. Call ami exa-nine the line before buying.
WE can fit you up in anything you want in CLO THING, SHOES, HATS
and Furnishing Goods. Our prices are reasonable.
-W. JL.. HART.
"The Lending Insurance Company of America"
CAPITAL and SURPLUS OVER $10.000,000.00 *
No Fire Insurance Company in the United States has
as much CASH Capital or Capital and Surplus Combined.
E. J. NORRIS, A EN T.
I have opened up a first-class stock of Dry Goods,
Shoes, Notions and Groceries in one of the stores just across
the street from the Edgefleld Oil Mill and I invite the
Edgefield public to call and inspect my goods, and get my
prices. Get the prices of others then call at my store and
you will buy from us-ours will be the lowest.
Try us on your family groceries and other household
necessities. We can save you money.
Yours to serve,
GET O (JR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist., On and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin. Press
Cane Mill.and Shingle Outfits.
I nilclirg, l r idjce, Factory, For!*
and Railroad Castings, Railroad, M ll
Machinists' and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Packing, Injectors, Pipe
Fittings, Saw9, Files, Oilers, etc. WV
cast every day. Work 150 Hands.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler,.
Press ?nd Gin Work?
Repa is Promptly Done
Lombard Iron Worts & Snpply Go
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository.
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. W. ADAM?,
J. H. BOUKXIGHT, T. H. RAINSFORD,
J. Al. COBB, B. S. HOLLAND,
A. s. TOMPKINS; C. C FULLER,
AV. E. PRESCOTT.
PROF. P. Mr WHITMAN,
209 7th Street - Augusta, Ga.
?QIVES FREE EYE TESTS for all de
fects of sight. Grinds the proper
glasses ond WARRANTS them.
Lenses cat into your frame while you walt.
FREE OF CHARGE , medicine or glasses
.C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS, Vice-Prerident.
E..?. M I.MS, Cashier
J. Ii. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier.
Pays interest on deposits by special
Money to loan on liberal term.-. '
Prompt and polite attention to bus
YOUR Account Solicited.
C. A. GRIFFIN & CO.,
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE. '
The Companies represented by us have been doing busi
ness in Edgefield County for over twenty-five years.
AGGREGATE ASSETS OVER
WE will appreciate -your patronage and give your busi
?ess prompt and personal attention.
Must Raise the Cash.
The warm weather has made business dull. The heavy
vinter goods have not been in demand as I expected when
bought my tremendous stock, consequently I am over
looked and must raise the cash money in order to meet my
lilis and keep the sheriff from my door.
In order to raise the casu I will CUT and SLASH
'RICES for the next two weeks.
CLOTHING, Shoes, Hats, Dry Goods, etc., marked
own to Xew York COST-ABSOLUTELY AT cost. I
eed the cash you need the goods. It will be easy for us
My large stock is yet unbroken.
?Jtfp^Come at once and get the best goods.
Yours for bargains,
Edgefield, S. C.