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?; - WEDNESDAY, DEC.. 21,1904.
An Enthusiastic Meeting:.'
Pursuant to the call, a goodly
number of representative citiz'-ms,
? both of the towu and country dis
tricts, assembled in the court
house on Monday last to devise
w sys end means of defeating th?
^ formation of Calhoun county.
The meeting was called to order by
Mr. ArE. Padgett, who, in a very
appropriate . manner, stated the
purpose of the meeting, urgiug
the citizens to take action, and to
iff- act at once. Hon. W. P. Calhoun
was elected chairman of the meet
' - ing and Mr. J. L Mime secretary.
After the- meeting was 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 thedefeating of all attempts
v . to further dismember the old
Our people are confronted with
avery grave question-one that
is not only of vital concern to
? the present generation but to
generations, yet uuborn. This the
citizens who assembled in the
court house realized. Indeed we
have never before eeen our people
more thoroughly wrought up over
a matter of pub ; ;c 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.
- Furthermore, they stated eraphat
v ically th?t they would use every
endeavor to have aa act passed
providing for the defraying ex
penses bf a survey of the county.
;-?-*-~-' ? |T ^""iiii-^ii,', ?III vu
tiB\un???>4u)SBt&ucB,? bf the doings
a measure isN on
foot . to form a new county
to be known ai Calhoun,
county, with McCormick as the
county seat-and whereas it is
proposed for the purpose of form
T -f ~ ?ng 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 entire line
^ of the Charleston and Western
Carolina Railway, now located in
this county, and something like a
million 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 incalculable detriment of
Edgefield county socially and ma
j terially-and whereas under the
State constitution an old county
cannot be reduced below five huc
.dredsquare miles, and while the
present area of Edgefield county
is unknown, the general informa
tion and beliet is that if 200 sqaure
nulli is taken it will reduce her!
^ below the constitutional area-I
and as a matter of simple justice
to the county both for present and
future use it ie 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 expense and at once
and whereas an election upon the j
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
sense of the justice and legality of
our cause to such au extent as to
prevent the passage of a bill form
iDg 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 Mer territory
be taken from Ber, nor will it be
to the advantage or interest of the
majority of the citizens living in
the area proposed to be cut, if
< such a result is obtained. Rec
ognizing this and further recogn'i
: 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 That each and every one of
our citizens are urgently request
ed to use their influence to carry'I
3aid election against the forma
tion of said new county-meaning
as it does among other things in
creased taxation tous as will be
in the new county, .should it be
3rd That should said electiou
result favorably to the formation
of said new couuty then we call
upon, and iii so far as we eau, in
struct ou: representatives in the
general assembly to use every
proper and legitimate- means in
their vower to defeat the passage
of any bill that may be introduced
looking to tho formation of said
nt w county.
4th That if said election 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 and in every legitimate und
proper way use their influence to
defeat any bill to 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 ordor
that its true area may be ascer
6lh That a committee of three
be appointed by the chair, the
present attorney of the board tc
be a member thereof, tc off?bially
uo;ifv said board of the action of
thts body, and to advise and act
with them in the matter of having
the county surveyed
7th That our representatives in
the general assembly be and they
are hereby requested to have au
ace passed al the coming meeting
of the general assembly to raise a
fund to defray the expense of such
P R O CLAMATXON.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Whereas petitions signed by morn
than one third of the qualifie?! elec
tors of those portions of Abbeville;
Greenwood and Edgefield counties
embracing withiu 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 Island,
thence by a line running south 8U
degrees east 1412 chains to slake on
Greenwood County iiu<*; thence
along the lower line of Greenwood
Couti ty south 12% degrees east 14U
chains to mile post "on C & W 0
Railway near G M Sioert's; thence
along straight line to Tillman
White place; thence to house to W
? Lovelace; thence across Cuffee
town 'Jreek at point near China
Grove Place; thence along the liue
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
aZong the middle of Turkey Creek
to Big Stevens Creek; thence along
the middle, line of Big Stevens
Creek to th? mouth of said Creek at
Savannah River, the point of begin
ning, have been filed with mein
accordance with law, askiug that
? ??.gimi iffj^ereg? ?ioTtttgounties be
r fth?;proposed 'hew.co uh |^^J^WU?
pos?d name, the number of i nba bi
: ?^rfe^f?^the taxable proper
! -tyjWsrrown; by the last tax returns,
and that the proposed lines do not
run nearer than eight miles ot 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 off for the new coun
ty, on the third day of January,
19U?, 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 aud caused
the Great Seal of the State to be at
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, OJ vernor.
Ry 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 at
Liberty Hill precinct, and those in
Meriwether will vote at Modoc.
The first named manager will
meet us at Edgefield on the first
Monday in January to receive tick
en;, boxes and instructions.
Modoc-E G Morgan Jr, H E
Bunch, P R Waits, W S Middleton,
Rehoboth-R H Quarles, J P
Strom, J L Gilchrist, C Strom, clerk.
Liberty Hill-O D White S Z
Seigler, J K Curley, Dr L W Shep
Plum Branch-W H Parks, BM
Sturkey, 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. In many
places the scarcity of water Lad
become serious and washing and
scouring wore accomplished under
difficulties. Even drinking water
Grain though young looks well,
and notwithstanding the low^rice
of cotton, times Beem prosperous.
Everybody around has baked cake
for Christmas. Many of our color
ed peoule are tho happy possessors
?f a nice large fruit cake..
At an early dale there will be
gin a crusade aeainst the dispeu"
Bary. Is the dispensary doing all
the evil? Saturday afternoon au
unusually laige supply of juge
same upon.the North bound train.
This supply will create au appetite
for a larger rupply for the coming
iveeks. The pr.iyer "Thy Kingdom 1
si me" hap been wafted above by
tieart-breaking wives and moth
irs from time immemorial. It is
high time for some action lobe
taken in regard to the consump
tion of this soul destroying enemy i
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
the hospitable home of Mrs. B.
F. Lewis on Friday afternoon.
Arbor day will be celebrated in
February when the hedge will be
planted arouud the school grounds
Wewish)'ou, Mr. Editor, and
all our readers a merry Christmas.
May this be the best and happiest
Christmas of all 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 Claue to come to see?
Wont you send that one a present?
If you will make somebody's
child happy you will be glad
Al! of our schools will close tb is
week.for the holidays. The books
will all be forgotten for a few days
aud the mind will be turned xto
merrymaking. We often have Baid
and still believe that vacations in
our colleges and high schools are
thornB in the flesh.
The time is short, O 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>yourmind that now is the day
to sacrifice your pride and kill
them ; you who are passing men
sullenly upon the street, not
speaking to them out of some silly
spite, and yet knowing that it
would fill you \vith shame and
remorse if you heard that one of
those men were dead to-morrow
morniig ; you who are lettingyour
neighbor starve till you hear that
ho is dying of starvation, or Jet
ting your i'riend'a heart ache for a
wold of appr?ci?t ion or svmpathy,
which you mean to give some day,
if you C'iuld know, and se*, and
feel ali of a sudden that "the time
is short" how. it would break the
spell! How you would go instautly
and do the thing which you might
never have anolher chance to do.
Th? ChirhMon Hotel was head
quarters for the members of th^
grand lodge of A. F. M. Ther*
wei..1 -ibo~t two hundred iu at
tendance on the grand lodge. This
is a fine looking body of rn-?n all
suppos d to b? perfect physically,
upright and bon est and of good
report r.moug all meu.
Mr. Charlie Holmos, of Modoc?
was at Rose Cottage for diunei
IastSuuday. Mr. Holmes is out
of the leading business men ol
Dr. C. C. Brown at Sumter ii
the treasurer of the aged.miuisteri
relief board. t.nd asks that everj
Baptist church and Sunday schoo
in the.state/^--0^. collection foi
the Edgefield -association" W;?
take this collection.
. .'Experience io ipi has
r cheapest lalor that
It is rae solution
?WWE ARE NOW OFFEi
of every form?la mit
0?-WE ARE SOLE AGE]
IT Y FOR-,
tf^MADE OF BLOOD,
MADE FROM AS
?5?P-WE CAN ALSO SELL
TON SEED MEAL AS THE BASI
^"FERTILIZERS FOR GB
WILL HAVE ON
OF COTTONSEED MEAL.
Haul Fertilizers while the
tft?TCallon Mr. A. E. PAD
Farmers Bank, or Mr. R. C. PADG
or at your cotton wagon.
H^AhSO A'URGE LOT
LOWEST MARKET PRICE.
The Edgefield Ii
New York E
WE spent a week in New Yor
of manufacturers to find the latest
Come, see our goods, get our pricej
we succeeded in buying first-clasfi
Our stock of clothing is well s
suit all. We guarantee the qualit
NEW FALL DRESS GOODS,
of the new trimmings.
Large stock of dependable she
Try our shoeB and you will be satis
HATS : " We have all of the li
We are headquarters for under
"We will not be undersold. W
quantities from headquarters and
sate y >u money.
Let us show vou and we
C. A. GRIFI
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDEN
ness in Edgefield County ior o
WE v.ill appreciate your
ness prompt and personal atte
Fresh testimony in great quan
tity is constantly coming, 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 an exam
ple. He writes: "I bad Bronchitis
for three years and doctored all.
the time without beicg benefited.
Then I 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, Pneumo
nia and Grip. Guaranteed by The
Penn Drug Store. Trial bottles
free, rpgular sizes 50c, and $1.00.
Worst of all Experiences.
Can anything be worse than to
feel that every minute will be
your last? Suuh was the experi
ence of Mrs. S. H. Newsnn, Deca
tur, Ala. "For three years" she
writeb, *'I endured insufferable
pain 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 Bitlers ie the only
medicine. Only 50c. It's guaran
teed by The Penn 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 aching
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
doso of Chamberlain's Stomach
aud Liver Tablets, and by it?
liberal use soon completely
knocked out the grip'* These Tab
lets promote a healthy action , of
the bowels, liver aud kidneys
which is always beneficial when
the system is cooges*e<l by a cold
or attack of the grip For sile by
Just received a oar load of "Old
?ickory" aird "Blue Grass" wagons
and two car loads of "Kock Hill"
aud "Hackney" buggies. We want
to sell you.
RAMSEY & JONES.
When placing your ihlur-jf
ance give me a oall. 1 rep-|
resent a very strong line of j
FIRK - - -
Iusurance Companies; also
Agent for the New York
** office.-.Oi?co No.- 3---over Bai^o
Jame? T. MIMS
tap that fertilizer is the
fte farer can Hire. '
of Ik lalor scarcity.
EtlNG FOR SALE-N
>ck of Guanos
actored for soutien tra?e.
N'TS AT EDOEFIELD und VICIN
BONE and TANKAGE
YOU FERTILIZERS WITH COT
S OF AMMONIA.
[.AIN A SPECIALTY.
HAND AT ALL TIMES A STOCK
roads are good.
OETT for prices and terms at The
ETT, who will be found at our office,
OF SEED OATS FOR SALE, AT?
VEEK IS I
k ransacking the wholesale houses
; in s'yle and the best in quality,
j and you will be convinced that
i merchandise at very reasonable
elected and is marked at prices to
y to be the best obtaiable.
SHIRT WAIST GOODS and all
?es for Ladies, Men and Children,
fled that none better can be had;
itest shapes and colors of hats at j
?wear. Come and let us show you.
. bought early, bought in large
the New York Racket Store can
frill sell you.
FIN St CO.,
?d by us hilve been doing busi?
>ver twenty-five years.
patronage and give your buni
ll tion. /,
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 Misses Mclntoshes.. Latest
Just received one case Carharts
Overalls. Some bargains in all
lines this week.
Tweuty-five capps Walk Over
Shoes for Men and Bo) s School
Shoes and Ladies Shoes.
Yours for business,
JAS. E. HART
Get your Laundry in Tuesdays^
The McCreary Style of
mens, youths and boys cloth
ing and overcoats has no
..Suits for Men: $8.00, $10.
---:'oo. $12.oor jh?.oojind up.
?^J.??5P and UP-'
S?iggfbr Youths: $5 .00,
$8.00, $i?.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 Our Beautif xxl
Driving Gloves, Scarfs,
Dress Gloves, Puffs,
Linen Handkerchiefs. Umbrellas
Silk Handkerchiefs, Collar and Cuffs,,
Hats, Suits, Overcoats, Rain
Christmas assortment of neckwear just
DORN Sc MIMS.
Let us show you our
TION PLO WS which have
an additional wing for ter
THE FARMERS BANK
" . OF EDGEFIELD.S. c.
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN EDGEP N
Paid up Capital......- $ 58,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits.22,00> 03^
Liability of Stockholders. 58,00^,0 J
Protection to Depositors ..*.$138,00^ 00
We invite attention of those desiring a safe depositor/ for th ?ir money to the tuvn
act?. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
UiUrprjv ision of its charter this bank is authorized to act aa trustee, sruardtan
dtninistrator and executor, and to accept and e xecute trust* generally.
A. E. PADGETT, President I . H RAIN- FORO, Vice-Pre
J. L. CAUGHMAN, Cashier. T\. H. HAR LING, A sst.-Cash ie
For Fire and Life
?H?GO TO S EE m
QAUGHMAN 8t H ARLIN G .
BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
We represent the best Old Line Companies.
^AUGHMAN ? ? ? ARLING A GENTS.
CAUGHMAN oe MARLING AGENTS.
Clothing Store '
Big Sale On
Call and see us we will appreciate it.
"W. A. HART cfc OO.
Next Door to Post Office.
"The Leading Insurance Company of America"
CAPITAT. and SURPLUS.OVER 10.000,000,00
:nsurance Company in the United Stat? has
as muL^^VSH Capital or Capital and Surplus Combined.
?. J. NORRIS, AGENT.
I have opened nip a first-class"^cWof Dry Goods,
Shoes, Notions and Groceries in one of the-stores just across
the street from the Edgefield 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,
Celebrated "JANE HOPKIN'S CHILDRENS CLOTHING,
ELK BRAND HATS.
HAMILTON & BROWN SCHOOL SHOES.
LADIES AND MEN'S DRESS SHOES.
LADIES WALKING SKIRTS.
??F We guarantee ""tis'actioii in the above goods.
From Head to Foot.
Our immenee line of Clothing, Hut-' Furnishings and
Shoes is complete, and to lovers of salish dressing, our
stock is most attractive in
Style, Quality And Price.
OUR LADIES DEPARTMENT, consisting 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 to call and see the Beauty,
Elegance and Style of our Ladies' Wear.
We bavo added to our rpgular line a special line fiue
Shoes, ranging in price from $3.50 to $6.00. Let us show
you through this department.
J. Willie Levy,
lytillinei^y at Cost.
I a"n7no w offering all WINTER MILLINERY AT
COST and invite the ladies to call snd see what real bar
gains I am offering in these goods.
I must make room for my large Spring Stock.
AR Y BUFORD
e at Mr, C. E. May's Store,