Newspaper Page Text
WIMS. ... EDITOR
- Subscription Pr*'Mv-Po- * to any
address for one yov- V - ? for rdx
months, 75c; f<? tl' ??, 50c,
Payable in advance,
cr v Kates for Adverwaiisg-une inch
trat Insertion, $1.00; each subsequent
insertion, 50c. Want J?oHces, one cent
por ord, each ,*T?p5>rt.i'~r Other local
W/i i ? notices, ten ce* ts per lie ? for first in
^rtion; live.cents per iine for .each
?absequent insertion. Obituaries and
Tributes of Respect, Notices of Thanks,
and all personal notices of a political
nature, are charged for as regular ad
vertisements. Liberal contracts made
for three, six, and twelve months
tr rile for terms.
WEDNESDAY, DEC.. 21, 1904.
An Enthusiastic Meeting.
Pursuant to the call, a goodly
Dumber of repr?sentative c?tizans,
both of the town and countiy dis
tricts, assembled in -ba court
house on Monday last to devise
wsys und means of defeating the
formation of Calhoun county.
The raeetiDg was called to order by
Mr. A.-E. Padgett, who, in a very
IV;>Vappropriate . manner, stated the
purpose of the meetiDg, urgiug
tho citizens to take action, and to
? : act at once. Hon. W. P. Calhoun
^ Vwas elected chairman of the meet
.-' ing aDd Mr. J. L Mims secretary.
After tho-mnetiug wat declared
ready for business by the chair
?? : more than half .a dozen very
' strong and stirring short speeches
were made, all to one purpose and
that tbe^defeating of all attempts
to further dismember the old
Our peopl** are confronted with
avery grave question-one that
?i" .is not only of vital concern to
the present generation but to
- generations yet unborn. This the
^ citizens who assembled in the
r'4-- . .court house realized. Indeed we
have never before <?een our people
more thoroughly wrought up over
C:. .-. a matter of public concern.
Hon. B. E. Nicholson and Hon.
?T. W? DeVore were present and
pledged their support to every
measure introduced in the legis
lature having for its purpose the
defeat of the proposed now county.
?;-r. - Furthermore, they stated eraphat
ically that they would use evej-y
V endeavor to have an act pas?ed
providing for the defraying ex
penses of a survey of the county.
-trho fpUnminff TnanlntionR.whiob.
-, I "suina^
^p-; '^W?ere?;''' 'a ' ieasore is-' "on
; foot to form a new county
to be known as Calhoun
county, with McCormick as the |
county seat-and whereas it is
proposed for the purpose of form
ing a new county to take from the
already much depleted area of
Edgefield county 200 square miles
which would be to deprive her of
almost one third of her present
territory, including the entireliue
Jv of the Charleston and Western
Carolina Railway, now located in
this county, and something like a
mill ion dollars of taxable property
as well as to very largely end the
social and business relations that
happily ; exist between us and
those of our fellow citszens who
live in the, area * proposed to be
cut, should said new county be
formed-all to the great and al
most iuoalculable detriment of
Edgefield county socially and ma
, terially-and whereas under the
State constitution an old county
cannot be reduced below five hun
dred square miles, and while the
present area of Edgefield county
is unknown, the general informa
tion and beliet is that if 200 sqaure
miles is taken it will reduce her
^_Below the .constitutional area
and as a matter of simple justice
to the county both for present and
future use it is eminently proper
and important that the true area
of the county be accomplished
only by an accurate survey of the
county which should be had at
the public expanse and at once
and whereas an election upon the
question of forming eaid new
county has -been ordered by the
governor to take place the 3rd day
of January next and it is of vital
' importance to Edgefield county
that said election go against the
formation of said new county
and whereas even if said election
should be carried for said new
county it is very likely such a
showiug can be made to the gen
eral assembly as will appeal to its
sens? of tbe justice and legality of
our cause to such au extent as to
prevent the passage of a bi ll form
ing said new county-therefore
brit resolved by the citizens of
Edgefield county in convention
1st That it will be to the great
detriment of Edgefield county if
200 square miles of her territory
be taken from Ber, nor will it be
to the advantageor interest of tije
majority of the citizens living in
the area proposed to be cut, if
such a result is obtained. Rec
ognizing this and further recoghi
zing and appreciating the import
ance and advantage of retaining
their present county citizenships
we respectfully and urgently re
quest those of our follow citizens
living in the territory to be cut to
vote and use their influence
against the formation of said new
2nd Thai each ana every one of
our citizens are urgently request
; erj to use their influence to carry'
laid election against the forma
ion of said new county-meaning
is it does among other things in
jreased taxation to ns as v* iii be
in the new county, .should it be
3rd That should said electiou
result favorably to the formation
of said new county then we call
apon, and in no far as we can, in
struct our representatives in the
general assembly to use every
proper and legitimate" means in
their ] ower to defeat the passage
of any bill that may be introduced
looking to the formation of said
4th That if said ehctiou results
favorably to the formation of said
new county-that a committee of
one hundred be appointed by the
chair to appear before the legisla
ture Mid in every legitimate and
proper way use their influence to
defeatvany bill io form said new
couuty that may be introduced
before that honorable body.
5th That we call upon the
board of county commissioners of
Edgefield county to have the
county surveyed at once in order
that its true ?rea may be ascer
6th That a committee of three
be appointed by the chair, the
present attorney of the board to
be a member thereof, to officially
uo;ify said board of the action of
thcs body, and to advise ?.nd act
with them in the matter of having
the county surveyed
7th That our repreaenUtiveo in
the general assembly be and they
are hereby requested to have an
act pasted at the coming meeting
of tho general assembly to raise a
fund to defray the expense of such
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Whereas petitions signed by more
than one third ol' the qualified Hec
tors of those portions of Abbeville;
Greenwood and Edgefield counties
embracing within a line beginning
at the mouth of Stevens Creek on
the Savannah River, and running
np the said river to a point opposite
the lower end of Cedar leland,
thence by a line running south 80
degrees east 1412 chains to stake on
Greenwood County linc; thence
along the lower line of Greenwood
Couuty south Vl% degrees east 14U
chains to mile post "ou C & W C
Railway near G M Sibert's; thence
along straight line to Tillman
White place; thence to house to W
T Lovelace; theoce across Cufifee
town Creek at point near China
Grove Place; thence along the line
of Edgefield and Greenwood Coun
ty line to iron pin in Martintowu
road; thence down Martintowu
Road to centre point o f upper
-bridge over Turkey Creek; thence
atong theuiddle of Turkey Creek
to Big Steveus Creek; thence along
the middle, line of Big Stevens
Creek to the mouth of said Creek at
Savannah River, the point of begin
ning, have been filed with me in
accordance with law, asking that
V^jguu vv'-uerea? A^&Tfioigounti.es be
pbstsd name, the number of in?Tabi
^^Sj^he^area^the tax?bie proper
%^s^sh(0wn*by the last tax returns,
and that the proposed lines do not
run nearer than eight miles of any
Court House now established, are
set forth in said petition.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, D C
HEYWARD, GOVERNOR of the
State of South Carolina, in compli
ance with the requirements of Sec
tion 575 of Volume One, Code of
Laws of South Carolina, 1902, do
hereby ordtr an election in the ter
ritory to be cut oif for the new coun
ty, on the third da'y of January,
19U5, to be held in accordance with
the requirements of law,- at which
election the electors shall vote
"yes" or "no" upon the question of
creating a new county, and upon
the name and County Seat of the
In TESTIMONY whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and caused
the Great Seal of the State to be af
fixed at Columbia this Ninth day of
December, 1904, and in the 129th
year of the Independence of the
United States of America.
D. C. HEY WARD, Governor.
By the Governor:
J. T. GANTT, Secretary' of the State.
The voters at the Pleasant Lane
precinct, within the proposed ter
ritory to be cut off, will vote nt
Liberty Hill precinct, and those in
Meriwether will vote at Modoc.
The first named manager will
meet us?t Edgefield on the first
?Monday in January to receive tick
tjtf?, boxes and instructions.
Modoc-E G Morgan Jr, H E
Bunch, P R Waits, W S Middleton,
Rehoboth-R H Quarles, J P
3trom, J L Gilchrist, C Strom, clerk.
Liberty Hill-O D White, S Z
3eigler, J K Corley, Dr L W Shep
Plum Branch-W H Parks, BM
?turkey, J W Blackwell, J W Mil
C. E. QUARLES,.
D. T. MATHIS,
Commissioners State and County
Edgefield, S. C., Dec. 19, '04.
The rain of the past week set
tled the water problem. lb many
places the scarcity of water Lad
become serious and washing and
scouring were accomplished under
difficulties. Even drinking water
Grain though young looks well,
and notwithstanding the low price
of cotton, times seem prosperous.
Everybody around has baked cake
for Christmas. Many of our color
ed people are the happy possessors
)f a nice large fruit cake.
At an early date there will be
j?n a crusade against the diBpeu"
sary. Is the dispensary doing all
;he evil? Saturday afternoon an
inusually laige supply of juge
?ame up on .the North bound train.
I'his supply will create au appetite
or a larger rupply for the coining
veeks. The pr.iyer "Thy Kingdom
u me" ha? been wafted above by
?eart-breaking wiveB and m>th
irs from time immemorial. It ;e
aigh time for some action lobe
ak en in regard to the coneump
iou of this soul destroying enemy
The-Daughters of the Confedera
cy realized a nice sum from the
proceeds of. the oysters sold on
Friday. They are planning to
build a ball.
The New Century Club met at
tho hospitable home of Mrs. B.
F. Lewis on Friday afternoon.
Arbor day will be celebrated in
February when the hedge will be
planted around the school grounds
We wish you, Mr. Editor, and
all our readers a merry Christmas.
May this be the best and happiest
Christmas of ali our lives. Is
there not some child uear your
home that has no father or moth
er, or whose parents are too poor
for Santa Claus to come to see?
Wont you send that one a present?
If you will make somebody's
child happy you will be glad
All of our schools will close this
week.for the holidays. The books
will all be forgotten for a few days
and the mind will be turned to
merrymaking. We often have said
and8till believe that vacations in
our colleges and high schools are
thorns in the flesh.
The time is short, 0 my dear
friends, you who are letting mis
erable misunderstandings run on
from year to year; you who are
keeping wretched quarrels alive
because you cannot quito make
up?your mind that now is the day
to sacrifice you?* pride and kill
them; you who are passing men
sullenly upon the street, uot
speaking to them out of some silly
spite, and yet knowing that it
would fill you with shame and
remorse if you heard that one of
those men were dead to-morrow
morok g ; you who are lettingyour
neighbor starve till you hear that
hu is dying of starvation, or let
ting your friend's heart ache for a
woid ot appreciation or svmpathy,
which you mean to give some day,
if you e>uld know, and se*?, and
feel ali nf a sudden that "the time
is ?hort" how. it would break the
spell! How you would go instantly
and do iii? thing which you might
never have anolher chance to do.
Thc Ch'ir lest ou Hotel washead
quar?ers for the members of the
grand l.>dge of A. F. M. There
were abo^t two hundred in at
tendance on the grand lodge. This
is a fine looking body of men all
suppos-d to be perfect physically,
upright and bon est and of good
report among all meu.
Mr. Charlie Holmoe, of Modoc,
was at Rose Cottage for dinner
last Sunday. Mr. Holmes is one
of the leading busiuess meu of
Dr. C. C. Brown at Sumter is
the treasurer of the aged ministers
relief board. Lnd asks that every
j Baptist church and Sunday school
in -the. sta te/^^*^; collection for
the Edgefield -association ~wft!
take this collection.
. lipeiieiice ii faiwn Has
Anapest lair that
It is one solution i
?*-WE ARE NOW OFFEE
of every form?la malia
Cff-SVE ARE SOLE AGE?
I3TMADE OF BLOOD, 1
MADE FROM AN
?56P-WECAN ALSO StiLL "!
TON ?SEED MEAL AS THE BASK
^FERTILIZERS FOR GR
[ 43STWE WILL HAVE ON
OF COTTON SEED MEAL.
Haul Fertilizers while the
f?"CaIlon Mr. A. E. PAD(
Farmers Bank, or Mr. R. C. PADGI
or at your cotton wagon.
tf^-ALSO AL^IRGE LOT (
LOWEST MARKET PRICE.
The Edgefield Me
New York E
WE soent a week in New Yorl
of manufacturers to find the latest
Come, see our goods, get our prices
we succeeded in buying first-class
Our stock of clothing is wall sc
suit all. We guarantee the quality
NEW FALL DRESS GOODS,
of the new trimmi ngs.
Large stock of dependsble sha
Try our shoes and you will be satis!
HATS:" We have all of the la
We are headquarters for under
We will not be undersold. W<
quantities from headquarters and I
save y-)U mouey.
J2fiP~Let us show you and we T
C. A. GRIFI
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDEN'
ress in Edgefield County tor o
WE will appreciate your ]
ness prompt and personal attei
Fresh testimony iu great qu?n
tity is constantly comings declar
ing Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consomption Coughs and Colds
to be unequalled. A recent ex
pression from T. J. McFarland
Beutorville, Va. serves au 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 all Lung and Throat
troubles, Consumption, Pueumo
nia aud Grip. Guaranteed by The
Penn Drug Store. Trial bottles
free, regular sizes 50c, and $1.00.
Worst of ali Experiences.
Can anything be worse than to
feel that every minute will be
your last? Such was the experi-]
ence of Mrs. S. H. Newson, Deca
tur, Ala. "For three years" she
writeb, '/I endured insufferable
payi from indigestion, stomach
and'bowel trouble. Death seemed
inevitable when doctors and all
remedies failed. At length I wai
induced to% try Electric Bitters
and the result was miraculous. I
improved at once and now I'm
completely recovered. For Liver,.!
Kidney, Stomach and Bowel troub
les Electric Bitters is the only
medicine. Only 50c. It's guaran
teed by The Penu Drugstore. '
Grip Quickly Knocked Out.
Some weeks during the severe
wiuter weather both my wife and
myself contracted severe colds
which speedy developed into the
worst kind of la grippe with all
its miserable symptoms," says Mr.
J. S. Egleston of Maple Landing
Iowa. "Knees and joints achiug
muscles so'e, head stooped up, eyes
and nose running, with alternate
spells of chills and fever. . We be
gan using Chamberlain's Cough.
Remedy, aiding the same with a
doio of Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets, and by it?
liberal use soon completely
knocked our the grip" These Tab
lets promote a healthy action of
the bowels, liver aud kidneys
which is always beneficial when
thesybtem is cooges'ed by a cold
or attack of the grip For *alo by
A ll Druggists.
Just received a oar load of "Old
Hickory" aird "Blue Grass" wagons
and two car loads of "Kock Hill"
aud "Hackney" buggies. Wo want
to sell you.
RAMSEY & JONES.
INS UR A NCEAQENCI
When placing your"'fn8ur
anoe give me a call. 1 rep
resent a very strong line of
Insarance Companies; also
Agent for the New York
James X. MIMS
tamil mat fertilizer is Hie
tts farer cai Jin.
if Ilia lalor scarcity.
asa FOR SAIJET^
?ck of Guanos
ctire? for southern trade.
?TSAT EDGEFIELD uni VH3IN.
JONE and TANKAGE._fi^
IM AL AMMONIA.
?OU FERTILIZERS WITH COT
3 OF AMMONIA.
AIN A SPECIALTY.
HAND AT ALL TIMES A STOCK I
roads are good.
TETT for prices and terms at The|
5TT, who will be found at our office,
JF SEED OATS FOR SALE, AT,
O?K IS ?'?
: ransacking the wholesale houses
in s'yle and the best in quality,
and you will be convinced that
merchandise at very reasonable
ilected and is marked at prices to
r to be the best obtaiable.
SHIRT WAIST GOODS and all
BB for Ladies, Men and Children.
3ed that none better can be had.
test shapes and colors of hats at
?roar. Come and let us show you.
? bought early, bought in large
.he New York Racket Store can
rill sell you.
FIN & CO.,
d by us have been doing busi
ver twenty-five years.
)atronage and give your bu<i
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 oue case Ladies
?and MiflaeB McIntOBhes.. Latest
Just received one case Carharts
Overalls. Some bargains in all
lines this week.
Twenty-five capes Walk Over
Shoes for Men and B038 School
Shoes and Ladies Shoes.
Yours for business,
JAS. E. HART
Get your Laundry in Tuesdays^
OVERCOATS *T CLOTHING
The McCreary Style of
mens, youths and boys cloth
ing and overcoats has no
.Suits for M en: $8.00, $10.
Loo, $j^.opv$i<^op_and up.
SmTgifpr Youths: $5.00,
$8.oo,"$?'?.oo 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 the hearts of your
loved ones and friends at the Christmas
season come to our store and let us help
See Oxxnr Beautiful
Driving Gloves, Scarfs,
Dress Gloves, Puffs,
Linen Handkerchiefs, Umbrellas
Silk Handkerchiefs, Collar and Cuffs,
Hats, Suits, Overcoats, Rain
Christmas assortment of neckwear just
IX>RJN: & AdCIM?.
Let us show you our
TION PLOWS which have
an additional wing for ter
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE CO
THE FARMERS BANK
?; OF EDGEFIELD.S. c,
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IK EDGE F N
Pat? i?p Capitals. $ 58,000.00
Surplus and, Undivided Profits... 2&,00> 03
Liability of Stockholders.>. 68,00 s.O S
Protection to Depositors.$138,001 00
We invite attention of those desiring a safe depository for thtLr money to the UWTI
acta. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
L/'il:rpDv ?sion of its charier this brink is authorized to act aa trustee, gardian
dministr.-itor and executor, and to acceptand e xecute trust* generally.
A. E. PADGETT, President t.H RAIN- FORO, Vice-Pre
J. L. CAUGHMAK, Cashier. WT. H. HABLING, As?t.-Cathie
For Fire and Life
ggfGO TO SEE=3?
QAUGHMAN &, HARLING
BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
We represent the best Old Line Companies.
-vAUGHMAN ? I lARLING A GENTS.
(JAUGHMAN ot HARLING AGENTS.
Clothing Store '
Big ?ale On
Call and see us we will appreciate it.
J5L. TBLAJELT db CO.
Next Door to Post Office.
"The Leading Insurance Company of America" ' -
CAPITAT. and SURPLUS OVER io.ooo.ooo.oo
insurance Company in the United States has
as mu^^ASH Capital or Capita! and Surplus Combined.
U3I=>Lowest rates. .
E. J. MORRIS, AGENT.
I have opened up a first-class^sf?c-K^of Dry Goods,
Shoes, Notions and Groceries in one of the-stores just across
the street from the Edgefielcf 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
pou will buy from us-ours will be the lowest.
Try us on your family groceries and other household
icccssities. 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.
We guarantee satisfaction in the above goods.
From Head to Foot.
Our immense line of Clothing, Hats, 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, Ready-*o-wear Hats Etc.,
are attracting much attention from the ladies. We want all
the ladies of old Edgefield lo call and see the Beauty,
Elegance and Style of our Ladies' Wear.
We have added to our regular line a special line fine
Shoes, ranging in price from $3.50 to $6.00. Let us show
you through this department.
J. Willie Levy,
IS^Iiliinery at Cost.
' am now offering all WINTE^^ITSERY AT
OST and invite the ladies to call >nd see what real ber
lins I am offering in these goods.
I must make room for my large Spring Stock.
e at Mr, C. E. May's Store,