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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?field extends sympathy to
her sister town of Johnston in the i
. heavy loss the latter sustained by
? the disastrous fire of last week.
"~ About all that the Democrats
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 j
" severe blows la?t week. Onecouu
ty repudiated it by a majority of j
five to one, and two state couBta
blea 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." In his r?cent statement J
he declared that the defeat of the
Democratic party was more over
whelming on the gold platform
than was the dofeat on the silver
The Mormous claim that the
grave of Adam, the first settler of |
the universe, is upon a high knoll
five miles northwest of Gallatin,
Mo,, believing that the exact spot
was,, through revelation, pointed
out to Joseph Smith, the prophet
of the Mormon church. In this
these benighted Mormon pilgrims
are deluded as in the doctrines of
According to the New York
^- Medical Journal the medical pro
"?ession is 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
Dually, 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
1 heir losBeB-by requiring the rank
and file of the American citizen
.hip 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 th6 figures in
this issue but it is evident that
the bi-ennial sessions amendment
was adopted by the people of the
Btate. Some say that it is a step
in the direction of retrenchment
and economy, while others 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-doliars-a-year salaries its life
may be prolonged yet awhile.
The oppressed Jews are leaving
Russiaasrapidlyas possible. One
ot the race who resides in Char
leston hal applied to the bureau of
commerce and immigration of
this state for aid for his oppress
ed brethren but Commissioner
Watson is unable to give official
assistance as the act creating the
office states specifically "that im
migrants ?h all be* confined to
white citizens of the United
States, citizens of Ireland, Scot
land, Switzerland and France and
.all other foreigners of Saxon ori
Better Schedules Needed,
Some montas ago the schedules ol
the Southern were ideally arranged
'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 this
delay the train is seldom on time, be
ingoften several hours late reaching
Augusta. Passengers leave Edgefielc
at 7 50 a. m., and frequently do no
arrive at Augusta till 12 or 1 o'clock
I Then, too, the train on the Gap road
having to do the work at the quarrj
in addition to the regular work, neve1
makes its schedules. A person leav
ing Augusta in the morning for oui
town frequently does not reach hil
destination till 1 o'clock. The South
ern is generally very generous an(
liberal in dealing with the peopli
along its lines, consequently we be
lieve that if our citizens, collectively
would take the matter up with th<
officials better schedules would b<
Only two days in tho week dc
we hear the busy hum of the gin
Cotton receipts are below the pasl
The fire on Thursday last oc
curred jost at noon audcousumed
every building on the block . The
buildings being old were ver)1
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 hiE
things out, many were broken and
damaged in other ways. Mr. Gib
son's loss though not large falls
heavy on him, his health is poor,
hence 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
cbildreu 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 the loss
falls heavy. He is a young man,
and has only been married a short
time. The savings ol several years
were swept away in les3 than a:i
hour. Deep sympathy is felt for
him. We hope to soon see him in
business agaiu, and that ihe lib
eral patronage of his friends
will help him to regain what he
The lyceum entertainment Wed
?esday 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
Saturday, and the circus going
?rowd had a flue time.
'Protracted services began -in
)ur Baptist church Sunday.
- Cold Spring.
Mrs. Carrie Jowers has arranged
;he following programme for
Thanksgiving Day exercises:
Song-"Thanksgiving", by the
"A welcome"-In concert.
That Tree", by Miss 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.
Recitation-"Thanks g i v i u g
Philosophy", by Miss May
"History of and why wo cele
brate Thanksgiving", 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 service. We hope to
have a few trees planted around
the church and school house in
Mr. J. H. BusBey and Mr. H. H.
Smith went to Augusta la6t 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. Brunsori
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Dear Sir: The cheapest thing
in the way of sending anything
over the world is a postage Btamp ;
and the cheapest way to shed wa
ter is paint.
Not whitewash ; paint. Do you
happen to know-it don't belong
to your.busiuess to know about
paint, you know-do you happen
to know that roost 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 moro money to
pay for putting it on ; but no more
beauty; more ru?t; decay; disap
pointment ; loss.
Devoe is your paint, because
it's all paint, no sham, end full
F. W. DEVOE & Co.,
The Edgefield Mercantile Company
sells our paint.
GALA "WEEK AND KING COT
TON JUBILEE, CHARLES
TON, S.C., NOVEMBER
. 21ST,-26TH, 1904.
Tho 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 Cotton
Jubilee. Tickets gn on sale com
mencing Novembei 19'h to the
25th inclusive, and for traiuE
scheduled to arrive Charleston
prior to noon of November 2Qth.
with final limit for the return
November 28th, 1904.
Among the great attractions
will be the Reproduction of Luna
Park, direct from Coney Island.
The Great Pike, direct from St
The GaskiU's Great Shows, con
taining over 2 distinct features,
including Hagenbac'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. Firemaus Parade. Foot
Over $500,000 to be given avay
in prizes in the Parade.
ThiB will be the greatest show
in the South.
For full information apply .to
any Ticket Agent of the Southern
R. W.. HUNT,
Division Passenger Agent,
Charleston, S. C.
Notice to Debtors and
All persons having claims
against the es;ate of Mrs. A. A.
Devore, late of Edgefield County,
S. C. deceased are hereby notified
to present the same, at once, duly
attested, and thosp indebted lo
said estate will make paymt-ut lo
the undesigned Executor.
W. L. DANIEL.
Johnston, S, C.
R. F. D. No. 1.
When placing your insur
ance give nie a call. 1 rep
resent a very strong line jf
F1RK - - -
Insurance Companies; also
Agent for the New York
I^XITE: - - -
Insurance Co. I will appre
preciate a stare of ynur bus
iness. 1 can be found at my
office-Office No. 2---over Bank ol
James T. MIMS
A satisfied Cus'omer is the bett
advertisement. We have been
taking measures for men's suit*
for five years, and have never had
C. E. MAY.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention ls probably patentable. Communie?.
tlonB strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Pat-nta
sent free. Oldest ngenoy ior securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
tptcial notice, without charge, in the
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest cir
culation of any scleritlBc Journal. Terms, $3 a
year: four months, $L Boldbyall newsdealers.
MUNN ?Co.36,8roa^ New York
Branch Office. 625 F SU Washington, D. C.
of Edgefield a
' vited to make
city during Th'
nival. We art
Over coats a
at moderate pi
Youths suits ii
oo and up. Bi
$1.75 $2.50 $<
720 BROAD ST.,
New York ]
is now ready with full shelves, ful
wants and needs of the Edgefield j
WE spent a week in New Yor
of manufacturers to find the latesl
Come, see our goods, get our pricei
we succeeded in buyiug first-clasi
Our stock of clothing ia well E
suit all. We guarantee the qualit
NEW FALL DRESS GOODS
of the u?w trimmings.
Large stock of dependable sin
Try our shoes and you will be satii
HATS : We have ail of the 1
very low prices.
We are headquarters for unde:
We will not be undersold. V\
quantities from headquart?rs and
save you money.
Jg?j?F*Let us "show you and we
A Sure Thing.
It is said that nothing is BUTJS
except death and taxes, tint that
ie not a/together true. Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption
?9 a sure cure for all lung and
throat troubles. Thousands can
(pst i fy to that. Mrs. C. B. Yau
Metre of Shepherdtown, W. Va.,
says "I had a severe e ise of Bron
chitis and for a year tried eyery
1 thiug I heard of, but got no relief.
One bottle of Dr. King's New Dis
1 covery then cured m<> absolutely."
It's infallible for C'roup, Whoop
ing Cough, Grip, Pneumonia and
' Consumption. Try it. It's guar
THE PENN DRUG STORE.
Trial bottles free. Regular sizes
50c, $1.00. ?
Made Young Again.
"One of Dr. King's New Life
Pills each night for two weiks 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 anti
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
landB or .premises, as we will
vigorously enforce the law against
anyone found trespassing in dis
regard of this legal warning.
JAS. ?\ Ouzis,
DR. W. D. OrzTS,
W. T. & 0. A. KINAIRD,
JAS. B. TOMPKINS,
MRS. A. N. LOAT WRIGHT,
MRS. E. N. BLOCKER.
J. A. Gul ledge of Verbena, Ala.
was twice in the hospital from a
severe case of piles causing "24
tumors. Af^er di.-c'ors and all
remedies failed, Buckie's Arnica.
Salve quickly arrested.furl her in
flammation and cured him." It
conquers -.'.ches and kills pain 'Io,
TH H PENN DRUG STORE.
A S ta rtlin ii Test.
To save ali fe, Dr. T. G. Merritt,
of No. Mehoopany, Pa., made a
start1 i tig test resulting in a won
derful cure. He writes, "a patient
was attacked with violent hemor
rhages, caused by ulceration ol
the stomach, I had often found
Electric Bitteis excellent \ for
acute stomach and liver troubles
so I prescribed them. The palienf j
gaiued from the iii st, and has ni t
had an attack in 14 months."
Electric Bitters are positively
guaranteed for Dyspepsia, indi
gestion, Constipation and Kidney*
troubles. Try them. _ Ou]y_- '50c
THE PENN DRUG STORE.
If your eyes are worth
having they are worth saving.
Do so with the right kind of
Geo. F. Muns.
re cordialy in
our store their
when in ' the
e Cotton Car
? showing the
ices Men and
ind over coats
o $i2.oo $15.
oys knee suits
j.oo $3.50 and
1 counters, full tables to supply the
k ransacking tho wholesale house?
i io s'yle and the best in quality.
3 and you will be conviuced that
j meicbandise at very reasonable
lol?cted and is marked at prices to
y to be the best oblaiaBle.
, SHIRT WAIST GOODS and all
jes for Ladies, Men and Children,
jfied that none better can be bad.
atest shapes and colors of hats at
rwcar. Come and let us show you.
re bougiit early, bought iii large
the New York Racket Store can
will sell vou.
/ Couti Treasurers Mee.
County Treasurer's office.
Edgefield, S. C ., October 3rd, 1904.
The tax levy for various purposes is
.s follows :
The tax bonks will be open for col
ecting State, County ?md ?School taxes
or 1904 from October 15, 1904, to
darch ], 1905. No penalties will be
idded until January 1st, 1905. A pen
ilty of one per cent, will be added on
ill taxes uupa'd by January 1st, 1905.
SL penalty of Uvo per cni. on all un
)aid by February 1st, 1005. A penalty
>f seven per cent will be added on ali
uiDaid March 1,1906,
Tor State 5 mills
ror County 5 mills
Tor School 3 mills
special Act for ?'iounty Offices3^ mills
.^or ??haw R R bonds - 1% mills
?or PickensR K bonds 3Ui mills
Tor Wice R R bonds lfc milla
''or Edgetield Sohool bonds t mills
Tor Edgelieid R K bonds 1% mills
Tor .ridgefield school * '1 mills
Tor Johnston school :-? nulls
All male persons living within cor
porate limits of cities or towns, stu
lenls attending any coll?ge or ?chool
>f the State, ministers in charge of
?egular congr?gations, teachers em
ployed in public schools, school trus
tees during their term of office, per
ons permanently disabled and those
ictually engag?e in the quarantine
ervice of the State are exeojpt from
;he payment of ?road tax. All other
nate persons between the ?iges of IS
ind 5u years are required to pay said
.oad tax, or work not less than six
lays dorins: the year.
The poll tax is $1.00.
C. M. WILLIAMS,
Treasurer Edgefield County.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EIJGEI-UCLD.
Court of Common PUjas.
Hariha E. Edwards, as Admintralrix
' and iii her own right against
Samuel T. Edwards, et. al.
Pursuant, to the decree in this cause
: will resell al the risk of I lie former
jiiroliaser, to the highest bidder, be
or* ?he Court Mouse, town of Edge
ield and Slate ol' South Carolina on
?a-esday in december(thesame being
he Til h day of said month) between
lie legal hours of sale, the following
ley cr i ned rt a Icy to wk :
TRACT NO, 3.
.Ml that tract of ?and, lying, situated
nd being in Moss Township, Edge
teldCHU ut jr and .state of South Caro
ma, containing one hundred and nine ,
1U9) acres more or less, and adjoining ,
ju'nn (..reek, Hughes, Jackson^ Hol- |
0 way lands and irani No 2. of tli? .
Jd warda land. ,
TERMS OK Sit LE:
One third cash, and Nie balance on 1
Credit: ol' one and two years, wit li in- 1
erest from the day of sale. Purcha
er lo giv* build ai.d a mortgage, of
1 e premises so'd, lo secure the pay
ient of the credit portion or all cash
t the purchaser's ?iption-mortgage
i include ten per cent Attorneys
?es if brought suit.
Purchaser to pay for papers. j
VV. V. ROATH .'
Master, E. C., S O. |
Noy. 9th, 19 !4. ?
Surgeon Dentist, f
TI i ^/T2^i.u.'TJTrix..:iT>_<=L_mz. J
Teeth Extracted without Pain. J
Fourteen Years Experience. j
)ffice over Post Office
SHOES ! ?
We are the lead
Wear a pail
will wear ]
fe can CLOTHE you
Celebrated "JANE KOPKIN'S C
HAMILTON ? BROWN
LADIES AND MEN'S
??3?*"We guarantee satisfacii
What Does JLife Insurance
rO^TOI^JJDOW; money prompt.
]y iii the very
hour of need.
i'0 THE CHILDREN, no depriva
der is gone
TO AN ESTA'IE, immediate
?? mini II- -
Are these not important reasons
why you should place your lusur
THE GERMANIA LIFE IN
SURANCE COMPANY ?
M. F. SHERFESES,
EdgefTeld, S. C.
1 SEL ii ALL KINDS'. OF INSUR
LIFE, FIRE, PLATE GLASS
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Court of Common Pleas.
B. F. Lewi-, et. ..i.,
Mary Hean Lewis.
Pursuant jo I tie d?cri e in t his cause,
1 will utfer for sale af public outcry tu
the highest bidder, before ti e Court
IL u>e, town pf Edgetield and .State cf
touch Carolina on salesday Decem
ber 1?JU4-, (the same being the 5th daj
bf the said month ('between the legal
hours of sale, the following described
really to wit :
All'thu tract of land in Edirefield
County South Carolina, coi;raining
sixty-live (63j acres m?re or les?, on
waters of Kooky Cr?ele, on the Long
C'a ne Road, bounded on the west by
Ia ti tis of Prince Adams, .east by lands
jf J, C. Lewis, on the north by lands
of Phil Pollard, on the south by lands
i)f Prince Adams.
TERMS OF S iLE:
Cue hali cash, and flit balance on a
neilit ol one year, with interese from
",he day of sale. Purchaser to give
3 md and a mortgage of the premises
.old to secure the payment cf the
; red it portion br ali cash at the pur
chasers tptioii-urn 'tgage to include
.eu JUT cent fur Attorneys fees, if
jroiiyht to sui! for foreclosure.
Purchaser to pay for p ipers.
W. F. ROATH,
Ma5ter, E. C., ?. C ,
Nov. 9th, 1904
S05 Broad Street.
KV. ?. YOUNG, - - - President
J. G. WE1GLK, - - - - Cashier
SAVINGS ACCOUTS SOLICITED
ers in Slioes
r and vou
, too. Call to see us.
on in the. above goods.
For Fire and Life
?|??GO TO SEE^
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BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
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OAUGHMAN QC nA1^L1NG AGENTS.
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 00, 3.50, 4.00, 4 50, 5 00, 5.50.
Alen's Suits $7.50, 8.00, 9.00, ""),00,12.00,15.00.
Youth's Suits $5.50, G.50. 9.00.
T?rge line Pants for Boys and Men. Men's Pants $ ?.00, ?25, 7.50, 1.76
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WE can fit you up in anything you want in CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS
.nd Furnishing Goods. Our pricesare reasonable.
"W. -A.. HAR.T.
"The Lecdiufi Ineurance Cpinpanj- of America"
CAPITAL and SURPLUS OVER $10.000,000,00
No Fire Insurance Company in the United States has
is 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
he street from the Edgefield Oil Mill and I invite the
Ridgefield public to call and inspect my goods, and get my
?rices. Get the prices of others then call at my store and
rou will buy from us--ours will be the lowest.
Try us on your family groceries and other household
lecessities. We can save you money.
Yours to serve,
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
ertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin, Press
ane Mill.and Shingle Outfits.
1 nilling,Iridie, Ftotory, Ft) rfc
nd Railroad Castings, Railroad, M ll
achinists' and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Packing, Injectors, Pipe
ittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
ist every day. Work 150 Hands,
oundry. Machine, Boiler,.
Press and Gin Works
Repa is Promptly Done
OHM In f cris & Supply Co
PROF. p. M:
209 7th Street - Augusta, Ga.
IVES FREE EYE TESTS for al l do
icts of sight. Grinds the proper
esses and WARRANTS them.
ases cut into your frame while you wait.
OPP OE PU?QP? Tenrif yoVn?ad
ICC Ur UilAnUC, medicine or glasses
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J. H. BOUKNIGHT, T. FL R.VINSFORD,
J. M. COBB, R.S. HOLLAND,
A. s. TOMPKINS, C. C FULLER,
W. E. PRESCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, President
W. W. ADAMS, Vice-Prerident.
E. J. MI MS, Cashier
J, H. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier.
Pays interest on deposits by special
Money to loan on liberal terms'.
Prompt and polite attention to bus -
YOUR Account Solicited.
C. A. GRIFFIN & CO.,
IRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE. '
The Companies represented by us have been doing busi
iss in Edgefield County for over twenty-five years.
AGGREGATE ASSETS OVER
WE will appreciate your patronage and give your busi
es prompt and personal attention.
Must Raise the Cash.
The warm weather has made business dull. The heavy
nter goods have not been in demand as 1 expected when
)ought my tremendous stock, consequently I am over
)cked and must raise the cash money in order to meet my
ls and keep the sheriff from my door.
In order to raise the cash I will CUT and SLASH
UCES for the next two weeks.
CLOTHING, Shoes, Hats, Dry Goods, etc., marked
wr to Xew York COST-ABSOLUTELY AT cost. I .
cd the cash you need the goods. It will be easy for us
My large stock is yet unbroken.
^Come at once and get the best goods.
Yours for bargains,
Edgefield, S. C.