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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14,1904.
An election bas been ordered by
Governor Heyward for January
tbe 3rd to vote upon the formation
of Calhoun county. Ir. this new
county movement is to be defeated
something must;be done at once.
A mass meeting is to be beJd in
the court bouse on Monday after
. noon to consider the? matter. -A
large attendance is desired.
The state farms") have this y*ar
shared in the prosperity that is in
evidence at e-very hand. Super
intendant Griffith will report a
net profit thisjear of $30,000. It
will be interesting, however, to
know bow much of this amount
exista in'cold cash and will find
its way into'the state treasuiy to
add its mite toward the reduction
of the taxes of the farmers who
have to grow cotton in competi
tion with the state. Heretofore
it has been alleged that more of
the annual profit wasiu the shape
of sore back mules and worn out
farming implements than . u dol
lars and cents. Be that as it may
let us be thankful for this }f<ar of
Edgefield has had her first ex
perience with carnivals and God
forbid (we say it reverently) that
another should ever be allowed to
enter the portals of our town. We
shall not criticise the one that
''spieled" and- "barked" in our
midst last week, foi? be it said to
the credit of its management, it
was conducted upon a much
higher plane than are most of its
competitors. While there may be
iio immoral shows in such aggre
gations of attractions, so demoral
izing are carnivals to the entire
community that we say with all
of the emphasis that we can com
mand, to Georgia or. some where_
el ss ?with ,au of them, "together
witrrtheir kith]..and kin. Farm
labor and domestic servants for
miles.around are dreadfully de
moralized and business is almost
totally paralized by them. Why, |
the loafers are disturbed from
walkiof their regular beats and
the'young and the old alike lose
their^head?. In fact, a one-horse
carnival can turn a four-horse
town''upside down and inside out
in less than twenty-four hours.
- Hon. .Geo. Bell Timmermau,
solicitor-elect from this judicial
circuit, in response to a request
from the editor of the News and
Courier forgan expression of ? is
views upon the better enforce
ment of law and the punishment
of criminals, writes a very strong
letter to that journal eetting forth .
or suggestiDg three changes which
if enacted would contribute large
ly toward the suppression of
First : No man should be al
lowed to act as juror in the irial
of a case who has himself bten.
tried for the same or a similar of
fense. Second: When a person
has been convicted of manslaugh
ter or any other crime of equal or
greater gravity and an appeal has
been made, bail should not be
granted pending the appeal.
Third: lu the selection of a jury
reduce the number of peremptory
challenges which would make it
more difficult to choose by design
"dishonest jurors. All .of these
points are well taken, showing that
?Mr. Timmerman is thoroughly
conversant with the situation and
that, withal, he will discharge very
ably the duties of solicitor, upon
which he will enter at an early
An Untimely Suggestion.
- There are thousands of citizens
over the state who will resent the
thrust made upon thu South Caro
lina Military Academy by State
Superintendent of Education
. Martin in his annual report to the
legislature, which has just been
given to the state printer. His
suggestion to the effect that this
institution, which is deeply rooted
and grounded in the affections of
the people of the state, and whicb
is the pride of South Carolina and
the envy of many southern states,
be removed to Columbia and be
come an adjunct or part of th?
South Carolina College was never
more untimely. For political rea
sons a fight was made upon the
Citadel a decade ago, and now that
oil bai been poured upon the
troubled wateis and the prejudice
that tv?s engendered against this
institution has dissipated, it is
the height of folly, to say the least
of it, for a state officer to begin an
agitation which, should the sug
gestion be carried into effect,
would result in heavy loss to the
state and ultimately in the aboli
tion of a Behool which is the peer
of any in tho south, being second
only to West Point.
The very impracticability of the
suggestion makes it unworthy of
even passing notice. By its re
moval the state - would sacrifice
property worth many, many thou
sands of dollars, and, to offset
this loss, what good under heaven
would be accomplished by the re
moval. We are constrained to be
lieve that Mr. Marlin either did
not give the matter due considera
tion or made the suggestion for
NO CLUE YET FOUND AS TO
WHO COMMITTED THE
The murder of Mr. and Mrs. B.
?. Hughes and their, two daugh
ters and the subsequent burning
of the '.ouse upon their dead bod
ies on Wednesday night last has
been heralded far and near, and
it is generally conceded that a
deed more foul, more unspeakably
horrible, has never been commit
ted, iu .eea thiB utter extermina
tion of the entire family, so in
genien nly pl au ned as to conceal
every clue and so diabolical lu
its execution as to shock the
nerves and sensibilities of stroug
men, not tomentiou delicate wo
men bas no parallel in the annals
of crime. No trace as to whowaB
the demon or demons in human ?
form, or their motives for commit
ting so foul a deed, eau be found.
Today, one week a' tei its perpetra
tion, after the investigaiiou by
ihe coroner's jury, the mye:ery
is etill impenetrable. The verdict
of .he jury of inquest," which was
rendered on Moud ay 'asthattbe
deceased persons o . to their
death at the bands unknown
parties. Speculation is rife. Wild
theories have benn advanced, but
not one straw, not a scintillation
of circumstances or fact, can be
adduced that sufficiently corrobo
rates any one of the theories or
hypotheses as to make it convin
cing, conclusive. Like a great
many other things that the human
eve cannot discern, or the human
mind fathom, the real facts will
probably never be known.
So highly esteemed and so uni
versally beloved were the father, 1
mother, and daughters,, by their
neighbors and large circle of
friendp that the demise of any
one of them would have cast a
gloom over the community, how
great then must be the pall occa
sioned by the sudden and tragic
.rWt-K *J-n_- --
BugheB were descended from two
of Edgefield's oldest, most cultur
ed and most aristocratic families,
the former being the son - of the
late Mr. Alfred Hughes ?nd the
latter the daughter of the late
Mr. Benjamin Miller, and the
two bright and beautiful daugh
tors, MisseB Emmie and Hattie,
?god 18 and 15 years, were greatly
beloved wherever they were known.
This happy borne circle, ideal
in the devotion, tenderness,
thoughtfulness, and kindness of
each member toward the others,
is broken on earth to be reunited
in eternity. .The mortal remains
were laid to rest, amid the tears of
many sorrowing friends and loved
ones, in the Ebenezer cemetery on
Thursday afternoon last, the fuuer
a] being conducted by Rev. T. P.
Burgess, the pastor of the deceased
Another Volley From Plum
Branch Into the Camp of
the New Countyites.
DEAR ADVEETISER : I fully in
tended to give the new county
business a short respite, but the
McCormick Messenger of the 1st
came ont in such sharp criticism,
hence this communication. He
brings us to taw in two or three
instances. First, that Don is in
spired by some one at Edgefield
Court House. I will simply say to
him for the sake of decency and
common tense, not to measure my
grain by his measure. I have de
liberated and considered every
thing that is worthy of considera
tion aud am thoroughly convinced
that I am on the safe tide. Now
that my convictions aro just like
the lamented and martyred Gon
zales, I will stand to and fight for
those convictions, even unto deatb.
Furthermore, I am nota tool for
nayman or clique or set of meo . I
started out in this fight on my
own hook; in the meantime I am
willing and will appreciate any
advice thai may be given on my
side of the question. In answer to
criticism no. two; I adnwt that
Troy is in Greenwood county, and 1
I was as well informed on that
point as the Messenger. It was '
just an error which anyone writing
in haste would be liable to make.
As to criticism no. three; as to
those who should vote and injus
tice have the right to vote. I know
that the 14th and loth ameud- 1
mente are constitutiouai, yet in 1
the opinion of a majority of the
Southern people the law is unjust.
I still hold to what I said in my
former opinion, notwithstanding
the constitution. However, I irili ,
drop that part of th * subject, and
try to present something that will
enhance the value of our lands.
The new county advocate has n ?
little soug about eubaucing your
lands. All you want to double the
value of your lands ?B to vote for
the new county. With McCormick
the capital, your fortuno i* assur
ed. Now that is all bosh, like the
40 acres of laud and a mule. Dear
reader, if you will have your land*
enhanctd, let us get up a.iailroad
scheme. Just taae au inventory
of all the lands within two miles
of the road leading from Plum
Brauch to Edgefield C. H. Say
subscribe one third of the value
of those lands to build a railroad
and I will venture the assertion
that it will enhance the value
double. Let old Edgefield get a
move on her and theBruosou and
Rehohoth and next Plum Branob
neighborhood, and when we will
have subscribed all that we can
stand, solicit capital from a dirr
tance. When capitalists see that
we mean business what we lack
they will subscribe. Nothing like
au effort. If you wautor wish to
accomplish anything, you must
make an effort, and th-n it' you
need help, some oue will be ready
and willing tb help you.
In conclusion, as an instance of
how court houses and county
sites can enhance and build up
the country, just step across the
river, and take a look at Lincoln
ton and ApJing Court Houses in
Georgia, two of the bes* counties
iu the State of Georgia. Just give
those two couuties railroads, and
you would have a boom right. In
driving over the road a few days
ago, -between Edgefield Court
House and Plum Branch, I was
convinced of the fact that I did
not know any scope of country
that needed a railroad moro and
none that was as susceptible of
development. Commencing at
Beaver Dam creek- on to Stevens
creek near our home, I made spe
cial note of the timber .that has
been destroyed in the last few
years and is still being destroyed,
and all for lack of transportation.
Come let us wake up to a realiza
tion of our interest and not let
auy more opportunities escape
our grasp. Don't harp any more
about a new oouuly, but take
slep3 in-the-right direction, and
all will be well.
An Emergency Medicine.
Fur Fpraiup, bruise?, burns,
scalds and similar injuries, thur*
is nothing so good aa Chamber
lain's Puhi Balm. It soothes the
wound sud not Only gives instant
relief from pain, hut causes th>
parts to hf ai in about one third
the time required by the usual
treatment, fculd by All Druggists.
A Certain Cure for Croup.
Wnen a child shows symptom?
of croup th^re is no time to experi
ment with new remedies, no mat
ter how highly they may be reco
mended. There is one preparation
that can always be depended upon.
It has been in uso for many years
and has never beeu known to fail,
viz: Chamberlain's Cough Reme
dy. Mr. M. F. Compton of Market,
Texas, 6ays of it, '*I have need
Chambc rlain'e Cough Rempdy in
severe casos of croup with my
children, and c ^ truthfully say
it always giver prompt relief",
por sale by All Druggist.
New .Mackerel-tbe J arge_fftl
THE PENN DRUG STORE,
Experience ii farmiaE las
tapes! labor that I
It is ooo solution o:
?ff-\VE ARE NOW OFFER
of every ferula, molal
?30-W?ARE SOLE AGEN
??"MADE OF BLOOD, E
MADE FROM AN:
WE CAN ALSO Sl?LL "i
TON SEED MEAL AS THE BASIS
^-FERTILIZERS FOR GR.
JJflTWE WILL HAVE ON 1
OF COTTON SEED MEAL.
Haul Fertilizers while the i
|3?-Callon Mr. A. E. PA DC
Farmers Bank, or Mr. R. C. PADG?
or at your cotton wagon.
BS-ALSO A L4RGE LOT (
LOWEST MARKET PRICE.
The Edgefield Me
New York R
WE soent a week in New Yorli
of manufacturers to find t#he latest
Come, see our goods, get our prices
we .succeeded iu buying first-class
Our stock of clothing is well s<
suit all. We guarantee the quality
NEW FALL DRESS GOODS,
of the new trimmings.
Large stock of dependable elm
Pry our shoes and you will be eatisi
HATS: We have all of the la
very low prices.
We are headquarters for under
We will not be undersold. Wi
quantities from headquarters and t
save you money.
fiP&"*Let us show vou and we \
" J. }
C. A. GR1F!
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDEN
The Companies represente
ress in Edgefield Countv lor o
WE will appreciate your
ness prompt and personal ?tte
Fresh testimony in great quan
tity is constantly coming, declar
ing Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption Coughs and Colds
to be unequalled. A recent ex
pression from T. J. McFarland
Beutorville, Va.. serves an exam
ple. He writes: "I had Bronchitis
for three years and doctored all
the time without beicg benefited.
Then 1 began taking Dr. King's
New Discovery, and a few bottles
wholly cured me." Equally effect
ive in curing aJl Lung and Throat
troubles, Consumption, Pueuroo-i
nia and Grip. Guaranteed by The '
Penn Drug Store. Trial bottles
free, regular sizes 50c, and $1.00.
Worst of all Experiences.
Can auythiug be worse than to
feel that every minute will be
your last? Such was the experi
ence of Mrs. S. H. New8r?D, Deca
tur, Ala. "For three years" she
writes, "I endured insufferable
pain from indigestion,* stomach
and bowel trouble. Death seemed
inevitable when doctors aud all
remedies failed. At length I wat
induced to try Electric Bitters
and the resulfc was miraculous. I
improved at once and now Fm
completely recovered. For 'Liver,
Kidney, Stomach and Bowel troub
les Electric Bitiers is the only
medicine. Only 50c. It's guaran
teed by The Penn Drug Store.
Grip Quickly Knocked Out.
Some weeks during the severe
winter weather both my wife and
myself contracted severe colds
which speedy developed iuto the
worst kind of la grippe with all
ita miserable symptoms," says Mr.
J. S. Egleston of Maple Landing;
Iowa. "Knees and joints aching |
mur.cles sore, head stooped up, vyt)*
and nose running, with alternate
spells of chills and fever. We be
gan using Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, aiding the same with a,
doBO of Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablet?, and by ita
liberal use soon completely
knocked out the grip'" Thete Tab
lets promote a healthy action of
the bowels, liver aud kidney*
which is al way s beneficial when
the6yatetn in congaed by a cold
or attack of t1 ,j ip For sala by
A ll Druggists.
Just received a car load of "Old
Hickory" and "Blue Grass" wagous
AU? two car loads of "Kock Hill"
and "Hackuey" buggies. We want
to sell you.
RAMSEY & JONES
When placing your insur-|
ance give me a call. lrep-i
resent a very strong line of I
?FIRE - - -
Insurance Companies; also
Agent for the New York
Insurance Co. I will appre
preciate a stare of your bus
iness. 1 can be found atxny
_J--ww-orace-iiO. 2--over"M?nk -
James T. MIMS
taught Hat fertilizer is tor
le farro cai lire,
f Ile lalor scarcity.
ING FOR SiVLE-,
ck of Guanos
stired for soitlen tract
TS AT EDO EFI ELD und VICIN
?ONE and TANKAG'E..^
RUU FERTIL'ZERS WITH COT
; OP AMMONIA.
?VIN A SPECIALTY.
ri AND AT ALL TIMP;S A STOCK
roads are cood.
JETT for prices and terms at The
?TT, who will he found at our office,
)F SEED OATS FOR SALE, AT
: ransacking the wholesale houses
io s'yle and the best in quality,
and you will be conviuced that
metchandise at very reasonable
?lected and is marked at prices to
r to be the bent oblaiable.
SHIRT WAIST GOODS and all
is for Ladies, Men and Children,
?ed that none better can be bad.
test shapes and colors of hals at 1
wear. Come and let us show you. |
9 bougot early, bought in large
.he New York Racket Store can
viii sell you.
N. PEAK. :
RN & CO.,
:d by us have been doing busi
ver twenty-five years.
patronage and give yourbusi
The overcoat is in Winter
the outward sign of a man's
character and financial con
We have a line here that
won't belie or belittle yours.
The make and appearance are
$10.00 to $25.00.
BIG CUT ON SKIRTS
CASH DISCOUNT ON TAILOR
MADE SKIRTS THIS WEEK.
Just receiced ono case Ladies
and Misses Mein tosh es. Latest
Just received one case Carharts
Overalls. Some bargains in all
lines this week.
Twenty-five capps Walk Over
Shoes for Men and Bo\s School
Shoes and Ladi'-s Shoes.
Yours for business,
JAS. E. HART
et vour Laundry tn Tuesdays
. - J .
OVERCOATS AM. CLOTHING
The McC reaiT> Style of
mens, youths ari?Wboys cloth
ing and overcoats has no
Suits for M en: $8.00, $10.
00, $12.00, $15.00 and up.
Suits for Boys : $2.50, $3.
Suits for Youths: $5.00,
$S.oo, $10.00 and up.
Hawe's $3.00 guaranteed
"The Hats of latest vogue"
"Every face, figure and
720 BROAD ST., AUGUSTA, GA.
If you are puzzled over the selection
of presents to gladden thu hearts of your
loved ones and friends at the Christmas
season come to our store and let us help
See Our IBoa^'O.tif xxl
Driving Gloves, Scarfs,
Dress Gloves, Puffs,
Linen Handkerchief s. Umbrellas
Silk Handkerchiefs, Collar and Cuffs,
Hats, Suits, Overcoats, Rain
Christmas assortment of neckwear just
Let us show you our
TION PLO WS which have
an additional wing for ter
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE CO
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELDJ3. c..
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
f?j THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN EDGE F N
Paid up Capital. f 58,000,00
Surplus and Undivided .Profits. 22,00>/)') .
Liability of Stockholders. 58,00j.uJ j||
Protection to Depositors .$138,00^.00 PK
We invite attention of those desiring a safe depository for their money to the auvva
acts. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
Uilsrpr.jv ?sion of its charter this bank is authorized to act as trustee, guardian
dmiuistrator and executor, and to acceptaod e xecute trust? generally.
A. E. PADGETT, President r. H RAIN: FORO, Vice-Pre
J. L. CAUGHMAN, Cashier. W. H. HAULING, Asst.-Ca?hie
For Fire and Life
^GO TO SEE;
FAUGHMAPI & HARLLNCI
.BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
We represent the best Old Line Companies.
^AUGHMAN o , .ARLING -GENTS.
I^AUGHMAN c? r!ARL1NG AGENTS.
Big ?ale On
Call and see us we will appreciate it.
'W. A.. HART db OO.
Next Door to Post Office.
k'Ihe Leading Insurance Company of America"
CAPITAL and SURPLUS OVER IO.OOO.OOO.OO
No Fire Insurance Company in the United States has
ns much CASH Capital or Capital and Surplus Combined.
?. J. MORRIS, AGENT.
. 3>?eS2v Store,
I have opened up a first-class stock of Dry Goods,
Shoes, Notions and Groceries in ?ne of the stores just across
;he street from the Edgefield Oil Mill and I invite the
Edgefield public to call and inspect my goods, and get my'
trices. Get the prices of others then call at my store and
,'ou will buy from us-ours will be the lowest.
Try us on your family groceries and other household
?ecessities. We can save you money.
Yours to serve,
Celebrated "JANE HOPKIN'S CHILDRENS CLOTHING,
ELK BRAND HATS.
HAMILTON & BROWN SCHOOL SHOES.
LADIES AND MEN'S DRESS SHOES.
LADIES WALKING SKIRTS.
|jTWo guarantee satisfaction iu the above goods.
Prom Head to Foot.
Our immense line of Clothing, lints, Furnishings and
Shoes is complete, and to lovers of stylish dressing, our
stock is most attractive in
Style, Quality And Price.
OUR LADIES DEPARTMENT, cousisting of Ladies
Suits, Odd Skirts, Shirt Waists, Rpady-*o-\T?-ar Hats Etc.,
are attracting much attention from th? ladies. We waut alt
the ladies of old Edgefield to call ai d see the Beauty,
?l?gance and Style of our Ladies' Wear.
We h?v-' added to our. regular line a special Hue fine
Shoes, ranging in price from $3.50 to $6.00. Let us show
you through this department.
J. Willie Levy,
jyjLilliiaex-y. git Cost.
1 am now offering all WINTER MILLINERY AT
rOST and invite the ladies to call and see what real bar
gains I am offering in these goods.
I inust make room for my large Spring Stock.
MISS fl AR Y BUFORD
fgyCall to see me at Mr. C. E. May's Store,