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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22,. 1905.
? And the legislature adjourned
*$? Saturday last. Would that it
were not tb convene again until
1907--two years hence.
?! The united action ou the part
of tbe farmers has forced the price
of cotton up about seven dollars
per bale. If this much has been
accomplished in two months,
tjbiuk of bow much can be accom
plished by their standing together
throughout the planting, cultiva
ting and harvesting seasons.
?: The German plan, says the New
berry Observer, of having a thir
teenth juryman to sit with the
others and hear the testimony, to
take the place of one of the twelve
in < ase of sickness or other dip
ability, is not a bad idea. It
would have prevented the loss of
three days of court in Greenville
last week, when one of the jury
men took pneumonia and the case
had to be stopped with a mistrial.
. Not since the South Carolina
Co-Educational Institute was
founded has it ever had a stronger
corps of teachers than it now has.
Upon every hand eau be heard
words of commendation and praise
: for President Bailey, the members
<if the faculty, and the most ex
cellent work that they are doing,
Our people realize what splendid
educational advantages are at our
very door, aud are profoundly
grateful to Col. F. N. K. Bailey,
through whom this blessing came.
i ; The pension appropriation bill
carrying $138,250,000 has just
passed the national congress.
Only"* very small per cent of this
enormous eum ever finds ks way
to the south, yet this section bears
i?B .full 8hajg_oJ_J??e^
; tax?t iori; ^ The millions of dollars
?ojP deposits in the small as well as
.-large sayings'"hanks of the north,
db.not represent necessarily hard
^earned savings of, depositors.
Had more than one hundred mil
lions of dollars been paid out in
the south from the national treas
ury, annually, for the past forty
years, the bank deposits in this
section would have been much
larger, and our people would have
|eou credited with being more
A Peeply Interested ana Deter
/mined Body of Farmers As
v sembled in the Court
? House on Sat ur
^Heeding the call of President
Williams, a representative boay of
f armers ga^'hored on Saturday last
fo further consider matters apper
taining to the agricultural inter
ests. Owing to the extremely cold
ind inclement weather only a few
of the townships had organized
and elected delegates io the couuty
Convention a? thVv were urged to
do by the Cotton Qrovnrs Associa
} Upon motion of Mr. S. ?. Mays
the preliminary county organiza
tion wai made permanent, and
will act in concert with the cotton
growers of the south as outlined
by the Southern Cotton Growers
Association which was held in
JTew Orleans. Mr. A. E. Padgett,
who has proven to be a valuable
member of the association, was
weted treasurer of the county
M The delegates from the town
ships that have organized were
enrolled, and the farmers and
other citizens present, not duly
accredited delegates, were cheer
fully granted theprivilege of par
ticipating in the deliberations of
the body. The secretary was
instructed to write to at least
one citizen in each of the town
ships that have not yet organized,
urging them to organize at once
and elect delegates to the next
meeting of the county association
which will be called at an nally
day by the president.
4The general call to the cotton
growers frcrn the president and
secretary of the S mthern Cotton
Growers Association was read and
our people declared themselves to
be in hearty accord and sympa
thy with every phase of the move
ment. A paper which had been '
tent to the clerk of court, Mr. W.
B; Cogburu, asking the co-opera- ,!
tiOn of all cotton growers in the 1
establishment of warehouses,
which would very materially aid <
the farmers in holding their cot
ton when the price was unsatis
factory! was read by Mr. W. S.
Cogburn. The Edger!eld farmers '
unanimously endowed this plan
oft storing cotton;
V?It was generally, agreed by the
members of the association that !
itlie not just and equitable to re
quire small farmers who rent (
land to pay full rental in. lint
cotton, as they have done in for
mer years, and at the same timi
ask them to reduce the cotton
acreage 25 per cant. If their cot
ton ciop is to be reduced ont
fourth then allow these small
farmers to pay one-fourth of the
resi in other produots of the farm.
Capt. John R. Blocker, who from
the outset has been a deeply in
terested and enthusiastic member
of.the convention, introduced the
following resolution (whioh was
unanimously adopted) boping
that it will cause many to change
their rent contracte:
Resolved, That if the senee of
the Edgefield Cotton Growers
Protective Association that iii
order to insure absolute fairness
and to facilitate aud promote the
furtherance cf our plans to bring
about a general reduction in the
cotton acreage this year, we re
commend that all land owners
should allow their tenants who
rent land the option of paying ?
of their rental iu corn and fodder
or other crops in the lieu of re
quiriog an all lint 'cottou reuta),
as has been the general rule here
tofore in the county.
Those who have attended these
meetings of the county associa
tion are impressed with the fact
that he farmers of our county
representative farmers-are con
cerned now as never before, and
the agitation that has been rift;
for the past two months has
brought them together and caused
them to stand together as nothing
else has ever done. The short,
to*the-poiut speeches, by such
men. as Messrs. P. N. Lott, S. B.
Mays, \V. A. Strom, A. P. Lott. A.
E. Padgett, J. R. Blocker, and
Tbos. H. Rainsfcrd, that were
made at Saturday's meeting are
certain to cause people to stop
and think, resulting m great good'
to the agricultura-! interest? at
HOD. W. A. Strom who atten led
the New Orleans convention as a
delegate fiom this county made
an excellent report of what ho
heard, saw and did at that con
vention,. Mr. Strom wrote a re
port so as not to overlook any part
of tbe deliberation" of the con
vention. We regret that lack of
space'makes it impossible for us
to publish bi? report. So Mell
were our people satisfied with Mr.
Strom's work in New Orleans that
he wats unanimously chosen as a
delegate to the state convention
which met on yesterday in Colum
bia. Our county association vu ry
properly agreed to reimburse Mr.
Strom for the expense incurred on
these two trips.
The association then adjourned
subject to the call of President
A telegram came to Mr. R. E.
Price Saturday announcing the
death of the infaut of Mrs. Day
Price; Deep sympathy is extended
Mr. ard Mrs. Toole. Tnis was
their only child. :
Notwithstanding the cold dis
agreeable weather, deep interest
is felt in the coming Bible study,
to last next week. Prayer meetings
were held in our Baptist church
during the past week.
Dr. Oscar Hayes of Birmingham
visited friends in town.
We are proud to state that ten
men in town are wearing the white
ribbon and our W. C. T. ?. re
joices in having about nineteen
new members. Ou Friday last at
the residence of Mrs. John R.
Iyey was held a memorial meeting
in honor of Miss Willard. On the
same day the statue of Miss Wil
lard was unveiled. This is the
only woman's monument in Stat
uary Hall in Washington.
The New Century Club met at
the residence of Mrs. James White
the subject being Early Poetry.
Mr. and Mre. J. S. Harris and
children spent a few days with
the home folks.
He kept up in the Race.
James S. Barron, President
Manchester Cotton Mille, Rock
Hill, S. C., writes:
"lu 1883 I painted my residence.
with L. & M." It looks better than
a great many houses painted three
Don't pay $1.50 a 'gallon for
linseed oil, which you do in
Buy oil' fresh from the barrel
at 60 cents per gallon, and mix it
with Longman & Martinez L. &
It makes paint cost about $1.20
Wears and covers like gold.
Every Church given a liberal
quantity when bought from The
Penn Drug Store.
Letter to B. J. Crook er
Edgefield, 8. C.
Dear Sir: If it took 10 gallons
to paint your bouse last time with
somebody else's paint, and takes
8 with Devoe, we save you $8 or
$10; for painting costs two or
three times as much as paint.
Mr. Ezra Rathmell, Williams
port, Pa, always used ll gall?os
of mixed paint for hi? bouse;
Devoe took 6.
But that isn't all ; that's only
Srst coat; how long will it wear?
Tbe paint, that gOf>s furthest
in covering, wears best too.
All paint, trne paint, aud full
measure, are on one side ; part
paint, false paint, and' short
measure are on the other. What
;au you expect?
F. W. DEVOE & Co
The Edgefield Mercantik Co.
The highest test of a wagon ip
line yean wear. The Mitchell
Wagon has been used that length
>f time without repairs right iu
Edgefield county. Sold bj
EDGEFIKLD MEBSANTILE CO,
Low Kates via Southern Railway
The Southern Railway gives be
low it few special low excursion
rates to the following points:
To New Orleans, La., Mobile,
Ala, and Pensacola, Fla. One first
class fare plus tweuty-five cents
for the round trip from all coupon
stations. Tickets ou Bale March
lBt to 6th. limited March 11th,
! 1905, may be extended to returned
March 25th 1905, account Mardi
To Washington, D. 'C.. Presi
dential Inauguration. For Civil
ians rate one-first class faro p 1 u
twenty five cents for tha ronud
trip from ali coup ?n Stations. For
Military Companies and Brass
Bands in uniform accompanying
them in parties 20 or more on
one ticket at one cent per mile
plus arbitrarles. -Tickets sold
March 2nd and 3rd, limited March
8*b, 1905, but may be extended to
?March 18tn, 1905.
Very Lt w rates to other points
now in effect.
The Southern Railway .is the
best route to the above points,
operating through dining care on
all through trains. ^
For full information apply to
any agent So. Ry. or,
R. W. HUNT,
D. P. A., Charleston, S. C.
is often caused by gorae, ulcer?
and cancers, that eat away your
skin. Wm. Bedell, of Flat Rock,
Mich., says: "I have ueod Buck
lers Arnica Salve, for Ulcers,'
Sores and Cancere. It is the best
healing dressing I ever found."
Soothes and heals cuts, burns and
scalds. 25c at W E. Lynch & Co.
and The Penn Drug Store; guar-j
Afraid of Strong Medicines
Many people suffer for years
from rheumatic pain , and prefer
to do so rather than take tho
strong medicines usually given
for ?h'?umatism, not knowing that
quick relief from pain muy be had
.simply by applying Chamberlain's
Pain Balm and without taking
any medicine internally. For sale
by All Druggists.
Chamberlain's Cou ff h Reme
cly the Mother's Favorite.
The soo1 hing and bealing prop
ierties of mis remedy, its pi ea sa ut
taite and prompt and permanent
cures have made it a favorite with
people everywhere. It ia special
ly priz-4 by mothers of small
children, tor colds, croup and
whooping cough, as it always
alfords quick relief, and as it con
tains tio opium or other harmful
drug, it may be given as confi
dently lo a baby as to an adult.
I For sale by Ail Druggists. ^?j
The public' is aroused to a
kuowledge of the curative merits
of that great medicinal tonic,
Electric Bitters, for sick stomash,
liver and kidpeys. Mary H. Wal
ters, bf-546 St. Clair Aye.Colum
bus, O., writes: ''For several
months, I wab given up to die. I
had fever and ague, my nerves
were wrecked; I could not sleep,
and my stomash was so weak,
from useless doctors' drugs, that
I could not eat. Soon aft.<r begin
ning to lake Electric Bitters, I
obtained relief, and in a short
time I was entirely cured." Guar
anteed at W. E. Lynch & Co. and
The Penn Drug Store; price 50c.
A Touching Story
is the saving from death, ol' the
baby girl of Geo. A. Eyler, Cum
berland, Md. He writes: "Atibe
age of li. monts, our little girl
was in decliuing health, with se
rious Throat Trouble, and two
physicians gave her up. We were
almost in. despair, when we re
solved to try Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption, Coughs
and Colds. The first bo'tle gave
relief ; after taking four bottles
she was cured, and is now in per
fect health." Never fails l.o relieve
and cure a cough or cold. At W.
E. Lynch & Co. and The Peun
Drug Store; 5oc and $1.00 guar
anteed. Trial bottle free.
Startling But True.
People the world over were hor
rified ou learning of the burning
of a Chicago theater iu which
nearly six hundred people lost
their lives, yet more than five
times this.number or over 3,000
people died from pneumonia in
Chicago during the Bame year,
with scarcely a passing notice.
Every one of these cases of pneu
monia resulted from a cold and
could have bsenpreveuted by the
tingly use of Chamberlain's
Cough Remed}'. A greac many who
had every reason to fear pneumo
nia have warded it oft' by the
prompt use of this remedy. The
following is au instance of thig
sort : "Too much cannot be paid
in favor of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, and especially for colds
aud influenza. I know that it
cured my daughter, Laura, of a
3evere cold, and I believe saved
her life when she was threatened
with pneumonia" W. D. Wilcox,
Logan, New York. Sold by All
Cabbage plants, sure headers
just the thing for early gardens.
Gi o wu in the op?n air. Will stand
great cold. The celebrated Char
leston Wakefield variety and others
They are guar.mteed to give satis
faction. Pries $1.50 per thousand
in small lots. On lots of 5,000
$1.25. Special price on t<jn thou
sand. Express rate cheap to all
points. Send in orders to
C. L. COMMTNR,
weggett, S. C.
Has Stood the Test 25 Years
The old, original GROVE'S Tasteless
Chill Tonic. You know what yon aie
taking, it is iron and quinine ina
tasteless form. Nd cure, no pay. KOcj
. Supervisor's Notice.
The board of County Comm issi on
ers will receive sealed bids on Thurs
day, March 9th, to lecover court
house and to make other necessary
repairs. Sealed bids will also be re
ceived on the abo\ e day for rebuilding
and repairing the . wall around the
jail. Plans and specifications are on
lile in the office ol' the Clerk of Court.
The board reserves the right to rej;ct
any and all bids. Successful bidder
will required to give bond for tbe
faithful performance bl the contract.
D. 1\ SELF,
Supervisor Edgelield County.
R. E. M O KC AN. Clerk.
We have been in the truck business
.since 1S71 and are again prepared
j to lill any and a'l orders for Early and
.jate varieties of Cabbage Plauts
They are best known to experienced
Truckers, are growu in opun air near
salt water und will stand severe
cold without injury.
Price $1.50 per 1600 F. O. B. here
We make special prices on larger lots
and solicit correspondence.
All plants packed in light bas! ets
and shipped C. O. D. when money does
not accompany orders. We guaran
tee satisfaction. Address ali orders
D. H. TOW LES & SON,
Meggelts, S. C.
TO WT ES & ARNETT,
Green Pond^S. C
Supervisor's Notice- "
The board ot County Commission
ers will meet at Shaw and McKie's
mill o?'M arch 1st, 1905. for the purpose
of letting Jerry to lowest bidder,
will reserve the right to object^ any
and all bids. The successful bidder
will meet the board the first Tuesday
in March togive bond.for ti.eir faith
ful performance ol' tLe c n?raet.
D. P. SELF,
Supervisor Edgelield County.
R. E. MOKOAN. Clerk.
Thousands Hare Kidney Trouble
and Don1! Know it.
How Ta Jftiid Oat.
Fill a bottle or common glass with your
water and let it stand t?jenty-four hours; a
sediment or set
tling indicates an
tion of the kid
neys; if it stains
your linen it is
evidence of kid
ney trouble; too
frequert desire to
pass it or pahs in
--?-?*. the back is also
:onv.'ncing" proof that ;he kidneys and blad
der a' e out )f order.
What *o Bo.
Tb we io comfort In the knowledge so
oftftn expr(.sse?i, tha* !Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the ?reit kidne?' remedy'fulfills every
wish in curing rheumatism, pain in the
back, kidnoya, liver. Waddi1..' and every part
of tin urinary passage. It corrects inability
to held waler and scalding pain in passing
:t, or bad iffscts following usc of liquor,
wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compflli'd to go often
c'uring the day, and to fjist in^J?any times
during the nigh?^Fhe-?3t?^^
ordjn?4y-effEct of Sw?MlipaRoot ls soon
T?alized.' It stands the Lij;hcsl ior its won
csrful cures of the mo.'i; distressing cases.
If you need a medicine you should have thc
best. Sold by druggists tn '50c. and$l. sizes.
You may have a sample bettle o? this
and a book that tells
more about it, both sent?ai^SiSj
absolutely free by mail,
address Dr. Kilmer & Boao ct Swamp-Boot.
Co., Binghamton, N. Y. When writing men
tlon reading this generousoffer in thiag&per.
J. D. Ru ny an, of ?utlerv?le,
0., laid the peculiar disappear
anee oi his painful symptoms, of
indigestion and biliousopse, to
Dr. Kine's New Life Pills. He
says: "They are a perfect remedy,
for dizziness, sour stomach, head
ache, constipation,ere." Guaran
teed'at W. E. Lynch & Co. and
The Penn Drug Sterp, price 25.
When placing your Insur
ance give me a call. I rep
resent a very strong line jf
Insurance Companies, our
Agent for the New Year
tv?i^jE: - - -
Insurance Co. I will ap
preciate a share of yourbusi
ness. 1 can be found at my
office-Office No. 2---over Bank of
A Guaranteed Cure for Piles
Itching, Bliud, B'eedingor Protru
ding Piles, Druggists rerur.d money
if HAZO OINTMENT fails to cure
any cass, no matter of how lons
standing, in 6 to 14 days. First ap
plication gives ease and rest. 50c. if
your druggist hasn't it send >50c in
stamps and it will b*? forwarded post
paid by Paris Medicine Co., St. Louis,
S23 Broad Street.
W. ii. YOUNG, - - - P'-ssidefit
J. G. WE1GT.E, - - - - Cashier
SAVINGS ACCOUTS SOLICITED
Interest Paid on Deposits,
JANUARY AND JULY,
G KT OVR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Crist, On and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits, Giri; Press
Cane Mill.and Shingle Outfits.
1 i iii u p.] ritfp, Fi flory, Furie
and Railroad Castings, Railroad, M lill
Machinists'and Factory Supplies. t.
Belting, Packing, Injectors, Pipe;l
Fittings,Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. Wei:
capt every day. Work 150 Hands.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler,
Press and Gin Work?
Repa is Promptly Dorn? ii
tuturi Iron Works k Snpply Co '
AT tfPJSTA, GA *
Now is the
time to buy
and Brown Domestic
Prices have struck bottom.
Early Spring Goods arriv
ing. New Shoes pouring in
Go at once for low prices at
THE SOUTHERN STATES PHOSPHATE AND
. FERTILIZER COMPANY'S
THE AUGUSTA HIGH GRADE GJANO,
1\ AM) m GUANO,
AMONI AT ED DISSOLVED BONE,
ALL 3RADES OF ACID,
KAIN IT ANC NITRATE OF SODA
NOW in ware house READY for DELIVERY.
Give us a call BEFOEE you buy your
JONES & SON.
Ijet us show you our
TION PLO WS which have
an additional wing for ter
Do you need a good heavy
Overcoat or Rain Coat. If
so call upon us
We can fit you.
Our prices are right.
I>OI?JN: & MIMS.
WE ARE SACRIFICING ALL
They must be converted into money at
We have some broken sizes and lots in
all lines that are going away down below
cost. Now is the time to make one -dol
lar buy two dollars worth of goods.
In Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Notions} Dry
Li oods and in otHer lines we can save you
We mean what we say. Come and see
ADVERTISER BUILDING, EDGEFIELD, S. C
Cotton is clown very-low and this is an opportunity to
nake your money go a long ways.
WE have on hand a largo fresh supply of all grades
find prices of horses and mules that we selected in person
Prom thc .stock farms of the Northwest,
I3y being "on the spot1' in person we can get thc!
oreamof tlx? m.airl?ot|
ind bring direct to Edgefield to our patrons, thereby]
SAVING THEM THE MIDDLEMAN'S PROFIT.
. OUR supply will NOT BE REDUCED below 60 head
[lunns: the season giving those who buy from us a LARGE
VARIETY TO SELECT FROM.
For spirited horses, that can go when you want them
;o go, for kind, gentle family horses for ladies, for all-pur
pose from horses, and for first-class mules come to our
stables. WE CAN PLEASE YOU.
OUR prices are just as LOW as good stock can be
B. L JONES & SON,
'Stable in Rear of Court House.
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELD S. e.- .
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THE LANKEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN EDfiEP M
Paid up Capital.? 68,00OJ00
Surplus and Undivided Profits. ?2,00 ')0 E
Liability of Stockholders. 68,00^.00
Protection to Depositors.'..$138,000.00 fc^
IWc ?arito atteatioR of tsoce dattria?; a nafa depository for their ?tenar to the
act?. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT?
(J tiff sr JV iiioK of iti charter thia bank ie authorized to act aa trustee, jruardtaa
dminiatrator and executor, and to accept and execute truata generally.
A. E. rADUKTT, Pr?sident :.H RAIN FJR?, Vice-Pr?
VT. H. HA HI LING, Cashier. j. E. CAUGHMAN, Asat.-Caahier
For Fire and Life
^GO TO SEE^
CAUGHMAN & HARLING
BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
We represent the best Old Line Companies.
^AUGHMAN A , ?ARLING A GENTS. #
^AUGHMAN QC niAliLING f\GE*'TS??.. :;%
? ! i agaa ? ti
Big Sale In "
Call anel see us we will appreciate it. *
N?xt Door to Post Office.
"The Leading Insurance Company af America"
CAPITAL and SURPLUS OVER io.ooo.ooo.oo
No Fire insurance Company in the United States ha's ^
as much CASH Capital or Capital and Surplus Combined.
. New Store.
.JS^w Stock. ^
have opened up a first-clais stock of Dry Goods,
Shoes, Notions and Groceries in one of the stores just across
thc street from the Edgefield Oil Mill and I invitB the
Edgefield public to cali and inspect my goods, and jet my
prices. Get the prices of others then call at my st?r? 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,
HAVE YOUR HOMEGROWN CABBAGE.
Cabbage Plants, All Varieties.
PriMi : ISM % 91.50, mo @ %l 25 per 10M, 10000 Oj SI 00 per ISM.
Shipped C. O. D. if desired. Plasta arriva at your
Exprese Office in good eonditioe.
Write for Merchants' Prices. .
Cabbage, Beans, Sweet Potatoes and Turnips in Season.
Orders for Shipment of Tomato Plants, Sea Island ,
Cotton Seed and Sweet Potato Draws should bc broken in
JAS. RAY GERATY, Enterprise, S. C. yiVxYi?ft?*?.*.* \
Apian ii Far-a? Has finit TM Fertilizer is the Cheapest
Later Hat tte Farmer fan lire.
It is one solution of labor sear city.
fBTWE ARE NOW OFFERING FOR SALE
Complete Stock of Guanos
OF EVERY FORMULA MANUFACTURED FOR
WE ARE SOLE AGENTS AT EDGEFIELD AND
00T MADE OF BLOOD, BONE AND TANAGE ffff
MADE F BO M ANIMAL AMMONIA.
?tfWE can also sell you Fertizizers with .Cotton Seed Meal as
the Basis of Amm onia:
.fajrFertilizers for Grain a Specialty.
We will have on hand at all times a stock of Cotton SescV
HAUL FERTILIZERS WHILE THE ROADS ARE GOOD.
0a?P~Call on MR. A. E. PADGETT for prices and terms .at Th? ?. '
Farmers Baulr, or MR. R. C. PADOBTT, who wi'l ba fourd at our office, "3
or at your cotton wagon.
??fT Also a large lot of SEED OATS for sale, at LO WIST
MARKET PRICE. :
The Edgefield Mercantil e o;
Always Remember the Full Nam
1 .axative Rromo Quinine
Cores a Cold in One Day, Grip I? Two.
?^?m^? i6t Me,