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WMKKSDAY. APRIL 5, 1905.
Bachelors are not unnatural
cr?atures, however much Presi
dent Roosevelt Bb ou ld insist upon
if. There is hardly a bachelor
anywhere who intends to remain
such to the bitter end. He only
does what thousands daily do
pots off bis desBert to the last.
Will it not bs iu orderjor^thei
voters lo^hold ^^8;^ej^m^0Q;
a$j?for ;a;25 or 50 fper ^^?tn^r
ii^tbejsftn cf candidates for gov
ernoTBKOTwithstanding the fact
thattbiBis an off-year, six or eight
true and legal sons of S^uth Caro
lina who feel called upon to serve
the dear people in this capacity
have practically announced theil
candidacy. The tendency in this
state seems to be toward a per
pftual,msteadof a br-ennial, cam
- Carnegie continues to found
libraries without let or hindrance
but Rockefeller does not seem to
find it so easy to relieve himself
of his surplus millions. It is al
leged that hie Staudard Oil divi
dends are ill gotten gain, con
taminate;, gold and silver, there
fore certain hyper-sensitive Con
gregationalists in Bo&ton are yet
halting between two opinions as
to whether to receive or not the
$100,000 Rockefeller donation to
foreign missions. Doubtless those
New Englanders who are straining
at this gnat are daily swallowing
: What Does Ic Mean ?
In spite of the resolutions and
* promises and pledges and impend
ing disaster that seemed jpjgtfcfre
the farmers in Jhft^faceTuie ship
?y-"-'f^^'^?ia^&meT8'r,h?B-' "been un
precedentedly great. The tag tax
on April the 1st. amounted to the
enormous sum of $107.183.63,
while last year, which was a re
cord breaker, the amount for the
jame period was but little over
.$99.000. The total tax for 1904
.was $118,000 and it is estimated
that it will reach $130,000 for 1905.
Whether this increase in the use
of commercial fertilizers means
that the cotton acreage will be
large, or small with heavier ferti
lization and an increase in the
acreage of other crops, time only
can tell. If it be the latter all
will be well, but if it be the former
^well, we will draw the curtain
and not say what the probable
outcome will be. A forecast may
t& discouraging even to the stout*
How strange it is that some
men-good citizens, too, they are
-will eigii a petition prayiag for
the pardon of criminals, commuta
tion of a sentence, or recom
mend the appointment of an
incompetent person to fill this or
that position, without giving the
matter a serious thought. Either
the said citizens fail to give the
matter due consideration, or, what
is worse, they have not the moral
courage to decline to affix their
signatures when that "still small
voice", conscience, prompts a
declination. There was a time
when the names of a score or a
hundred citizeus to a petition
meant something, carried great
weight with it. It is not alwayB
true now! Why, do you ask ?
Because signatures can be had for
the asking, the signers not taking
the time to consider the why or
wherefore of the petition; the
merits or demerits of the case.
When a petition of any nature
whatsoever is presented, before
signing it, a person should ask
himself this queston-' Can I con
scientiously sign this"? He
should not cousider whether it is
the popular thing, to do or not.
Always let such matters be weigh
ed from the standpoint of duty
and conscience, and not from the
standpoint of persona! popularity
or ^furtherance of selfish ends.
W?re it in our .power we would re
store the petition to its pristine
plane. Then the one to whom it
is addressed would know what!
credence or weight to accord it. I
A Father's jRxample.
We 6aw these words of the poet,
"The evil that'men do lives after
them," strikingly exemplified a
few days ago upon the. streets of
our town. The father of a family
who resided not many miles from
our town died a few years ago,
beiug prematurely cut down be
cause of h?B inordinate appetite
for strong drink, which he grati
fied whenever and wherever he
could lay hands upon the damua
ble stuff. Several days ago we saw
two of his sons, who are now on
the threshold of young manhood,
reeling and staggering upon our
streets. Instead of blaming we
pity them, for they are only fol
lowing in the footprints of their
father who though dead his ex
amp'e and influence still live.
Remember this, lathers, when you
are tempted to drink in the pres
ence cf your bright-faced boy who
thinks that whatever papa does is
all right. Woe unto that father
who by his example sends the
soul of his child to eternal perdi
Mr. Edwiu Mobley, formerly
from this place, but now in Co
lumbia and Miss Jessie Mobley
were quietly married a few days
8iuce. Both are very popular, and
beet wishes of a large circle^oi
^tiepds5go wffi?3fhem. Tb*}r 11 nr" n
wiTl bp is CuTuaxbia!
^pjj^lher .marriage ..jp.i I.I take
place^in" the^ "near future. Our
Johnston girls are exceedingly
Nine new stores will soon be
finished, all brick and all rented
Mr. A. P. Lott went fishing.
This is announced as a very un
Mr. P. N. Lott made bit first
shipment of asparagus last week.
Aunt Nancy and Mrs. A. P.
Lott paid a visit to reit)'. ;es in
The New Century Club met at
the pleasant home of Mrs. J. R.
Ivey. The poat Poe was the sub
ject for the afternoon. Mrs. James
White pronounced him a good
man as he loved bis mother-in-law.
Wee M?8S Elizabeth Walker pre
sented the Club with a new book.
Several new books have recently
been added to the t library. Mrs.
Ivey handed some delightful coffee
and equally nice cake made and
pent from from New York by her
The dry weather retards growth
We have fort}' little chicks and
ten hens setting, andar? quite
proud of a turkey hen that made
her nest in the baru loft, and very
accommodatingly went about
hatching the dozen eggs she laid.
Mr. Y. M. May has put out five
thousand cabbage plants.
jjkelHTved pastor bf Edgefield, pass
ed through our town Saturday
Letter to Dorn & All ms.
Edgefield S. C.
Dear Sir: CJothing is just like
paint; It fits or it don't; it weare
or it don't, turns weather and
water or not;' and goes out ol
"What do you wear clothes for?
Did you ever think of it? Differ
ent persons have different, rea
sons, no doubt, but one paints
Devoe for beauty, to be in the
fashion, and keep-out water.
Fashion says paint: we all
paint. There is beauty in paint;
we paint a good deal for that. And
buildings are costly and fashion
able ; put-on a waterproof tow or
three coats of paint, and your
buildings last as long as you keep
them dry. It costs nothing to
paint ; it costs your buildings not
Devoe is the paint that lasts;
disappointing paints are the
paints that cost.
F. W. J)EVOE & Co
The Edgefield Mercantilt Co.
Chamberlain's Cough Reme
dy the Best and Most Popular
"Mothers buy it for croupy
children, railroad men buy it for
bevere coughs and elderly people
buy it for la grippe," says Moore
Bros., Eldon, Iowa. "We sell more
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
than any other kind. It seems to
have taken the lead over several
other good brands." There is no
question but this medicine is the
best t.hat can be pr. cured for
coughs and colds, whether it be a
child or an adult that is afflicted
It always cures and cures quickly.
Sold by All Druggists.
Reduced Rates To Spartan
burg, S. C. via Southern
u- Account of the South Atlantic
States Music Festival at Spartan
burg, S. C., May 3rd:5tb, 1905,
the Southern Railway announces
the very low rate of One First
Class Fare plus 25 cents for the
round trip (minimum rate 50
Rates to apply from all sta!i HIS
Atlanta, Athens, and Elberton to
Greensboro, N. C., inclusive and
from Charleston and Savnnuah
to Ashville, N. C., inclusive. Tick
ets to be sold lBf, 2nd, 3rd and
4th of May from ail points in the
above territory ; also on M iy 5th
from stations, Greenwood and
Greenville to Charlotte, N. C. and
Ashville to Columbin, inc'upive.
Final limit of all tick-te May 6tb,
ForfurtVr information as to
rates, etc. address any agent of
the Southern Railway, or,
A. G. P./., Sou. Ry.,
Dorrt Borrow Trouble.
It is a bad habit to borrow any
thing, but the worat thing you
can possibly borrow, is trouble.
When Bick, sore, hea"3', wmry ami
worn-out by thepaius and poisons
of dyspepsia, bill iou sues.*, Bi igbt's
disease, acid sin ilar internal dis
orders, don't eil down and brood
over your symptoms, but fly for
relief to Electric Bitters. Here
you will .find sure and permanent
forgetfulness of all your troubles,
and your body will not be burden
ed by a load of debt disease. At
The Peuu Drug Store and W. E.
Lynch & Co., Price 5?c. Guaran
We have been in the truck business
since 1871 and are again prepared
to fill any and all orders for Early,and
.jate varieties cf Cabbage Plants
They are best known to experienced
Truckers, are grown in open air near
salt water and will stand severe
cold without injury.
Price $1.50 per 1?00 F. 0. B. here
W* make special prices on larger lots
and solicit correspondence.
AM plants packed in light baskets
and shipped ?. O. D, when money does
not accompany orders. We guaran
tee satisfaction. Address ali orders
D. H. TOWLES & SOS,
li egge lt-, S. C...
There are few diseases that in
flict more torture than rheumatism
nod there is probably no disease
for which such a varied and use
less lot of remedies have been
suggested.-To say ibatit can be
cured is, therefore, a bold state
ment to make, but Chamberlain's
Paiu Balm, which enjoys an ex
tensive sale, has met with great
success in ti e treatment of this
disease. Oue application of Paiu
Balm will relieve the pain, and
hundreds cf sufferers have tetti
fiedjto permanent cures by its use.
Why sutler when Pain Balm
affords euch quick relief and
costs but a trifle? For sale by AU
WANT ED : To buy your anti
que, mahogany, walnut, or cbbrry
furniture, such as old Oak cnest,
High-boyi, Low-boys, Tail clocks,
Sideboards, Bureaus, Mirrors, Ta
bles, Chairs, eic. In fact any
thing in the line of antiques. Ad
OLIVER C. HILL,
Is it right?
Is it right that a property-own
er should lose $4.20 tc let a. deal J.
er make 50 cents? A dealeyrrfuTes
50 cents more on fou neo^n gallons
of ready-for-uj^e^o^aint.| at $1.50
p?r^^rotr^thiiu our agent does
on eight gallons of L & AI. paint
and six gall?os of linseed oil,
which make fourteen gallons of
the bGBl paint in the world, at
$1.20 per gallon ; the property
owner loses just $4.10. Is it right?
i lt only requires 4 gallons of
-L. & M. and 3 gallons linseed oil
to paint a moderate sized house
Ten Thousaud Churches paint
ed with Longman & Martinez L.
& M. Paint.
Liberal quantity given to church
es when bought from The Penn
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
I have appointed Mr. E. S.
Johnson to assume my duties as
public cotton weigher during my
absence. This appointment I am
sure will meet the approval ol the
public as Mr. Johnson is au ab
solutely reliable gentleman. If
any ol' my friends have a lot of
colton and prefer me to weigh it,
drop me a postal at Rebobolh, R.
F. D. No. 1 and I will meet them
atEdgefiald any day they say.
J. W. CHEATHAM.
Full of Tragic Meaning.
are these lineB fr mi J. H. Sim
mons, of Casey, Ia. Think what
might have resulted from his tnr
rible cDUgh if he had not takeD
the medicine about which he
writes : "I had a fearful cough,,
that disturbed my night's rest. I
tried everything, but nothing
would relieve it, until I took Dr.
King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds, j
which completely cured rae." In
stantly relieves and permanently
cures all throat and lung diseases ;
prevents grip and pneumonia. At
The Penn Drug Store and \V. E.
Lynch & Co., druggist; guaran
teed ; 50c and $1.00- Trial bottle
Wo want every housewife in
this vicinity to know that we pay
especial attention to our Fai cy
Grocery department. A complete
line of the choicest caunea goods
cou always be found at our store
If we haven't what you want we
will order it for you.
MAY & BLALOCK.
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, On arid
Fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin. Press
Cane Mill,and Shingle Outfits.
I i ilrirp.] TiCf e, FiTtory, Ft?ric
and Railroad Castings, Railroad, MU
Machinists' and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Packing, Injectors, pips
Fittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, pto. We
cant every day. Work 150 Hands.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler,
Press and Gin Works
Repa is Promptly Dorm
Loiarfl Iron-Worts & Supply Co
AT'OL'STA, GA J
STATEMENT OF THE CONDI
TION OF THE BANK OF EDGE
FIELD AT THE CLOSE . OF
BUSINESS ON MARCH 24TH,
Loans and Discounts.$191,245 35
Real Estate and Bank Buii'd. .5,873.95
Sale and Furniture.1,596.93
C.'.sh and due from other B'ks 17,323.05
Due to other Banks.680,67
State of South Carolina, )
County of Edgelield. J
I, E. J. MI MS, Cashier of The
Bank of Edgeileld, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true and
correct to the best of my knowledge
E. .T. MIMS, Cashier.
Sworn to before me this the 25th
day of March 1905. 1
?. SHEPPARD, N. P. S. C. [L. a.]
^^e'?&^i?^? dent ia?gCft?v
WM. S. COGB?RN,
Edgefield, S. C.
Has Stood the Test 25 Years
The old, original GROVE'S Tasteless
Chill Tonic. You know what you are
taking, it is iron and quinine ina
tasteless form. No cure, no pay. LOc.
j 'When placing your Insur
ance ?ive me neall. 1 rep-'
i resent, a very strong line of I
FIRE - - -
Insurance Companies, our!
! Agent for the New Year;
iL,IlTIS - - - ,
I Insurance Co. I will np-?
prec?ate a share of yotirbusi -
ness. 1 cnn bc lound al my
olKcf--Ortife N'o 2---over Bank of j
If your eyes are worth
having they are worth saving.
Do so with the right kind of
Geo. F. Minis,
A .Guaranteed Cure for Piles
Itching, Bh'nd, Bleedingor Prolru
diug Piles, Druggists refur.d money
if HAZO OINTMENT fails to cure
any cass, no matter of how long
st.indingj.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,
Women as Well as Men
Are Made Miserable by
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dis
courages and lessen", an.bition; beauty, vigor
and cheerfulness soon
disappear when the kid
neys are out of order
' or diseased.
Kidney trouble has
become so prevalent
that it is not uncommon
for a child to be born
'afflicted with weak kid
neys. If the child urin
ates too often, If the
urine scalds the flesh or If, when the child
reaches an age when it should be able te
control the passage, lt is yet afflicted with
bed-wetting, depend upon it. the cause of
the difficulty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This unpleasant
trouble is due to a diseased condition of the
kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as
most people suppose.
Women as well as men are made mis
erable with kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the same great remedy.
.The mild and the immediate effect o?
Swamp-Root is soon realized,
by druggists, in fifty
cent and one dollar >
sizes. You may have a I
sample bottle by mail
free, also pamphlet tell- Homo of Swamp-Boot.
ing all about it, including many of thc
thousands of testimonial letters received
from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer
& Co., Binghamton,' N. Y., bi? sure and
'mention this paper.
Don't make any mistake, but
remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
and the addreee, Binghamton, N
Y., on every bottle.
It is sold
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository
J, C. SMEPPAKD, W. AV. ADAMS,
J. H.-BOUKNIGUT, T. II. R?INSFOR?,
J. M. Coan, B. S. HOLLAND,
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C Fur.ikrt,
k7. E. PK ESCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W, W. A Di. MS, VicerPr?;rident.
E. J. M I MS, cashier
.1. II. A I.I.EN', Ass't Cashier.
Pays interest on deposits by speeial
Money to loan on liberal tarmr.
Prompt and polite attention to big
YOUR Account Solicited.
Spring Styles of Ladies; and Misses WHITE
CANVASS SHOES present a newness and fresh
ness as tempting as the Spring Lilacs. The prices
$1.00, $i.25, $1.50 and $2,00 appeals directly to
the completion of the SPRING AND SUMMER
Queen Quality and Reeds Oxfords for Ladies.
HU-MAN-IC and World Known for Men and
Boys admit of peerjas symbols of Graceful Durabili
ty and COMFORTABLE FOOT EASE.
^jUS^Remember you risk nothing in buying of
us, as we right all wrongs and aim to gain retain
and merit the confidence of all mankind.
THE CORNER STORE,
W. H. TURNER*PROP,
Slioes ? Slioes ! .
WE want every boy and man in Edgfield connty to
know that we sell 'the" celebrated Cl?0&&&*t
S?lOeS? They are unsurpassed in STYLE,
COMFORT and DURABILITY.
WE have just received our jStjpyj XXg* st?ck
of this tine foot-wear for men and boys and invite you to
call and inspect them.
WE have Crossett Shoes in all leathers, in all styles,
in all prices.
I3o;rn Sc Mim80
HAVE YOUR HOMEGROWN CABBAGE.
Cabbage Plants, All Varieties.
Prices : 1006 $ $1.50, 6060 Q $1.2? per loee, 1000S ? 31.00 per 10W.
Shipped C. O. D. if do?ired. Plants arrive at year
Express Office in. good conditio*.
Write for Merchants' Prices.
Cabbage, Beans, Sweet Potatoes and Turnips in Season.
Orders for Shipment of Tomato Plants, Sea Island
Cotton Seed and Sweet Potato Draws should be broken ia
JAS. RAY GERATY, Enterprise, S. C. ygu^R?*.,S..
THE NEW YORK RACKET STORE is now ready for tbe ladies to
call and inspect the New Spring arrivals.
We have Latest Fabrics in all of the now<?st and most delicate weaves
and patterns. The shoppers with the most fastidious ttste and most exact
ing eye can lind at our stare just those things that will please them most.
All of the ea'rly spring Want maierials have just been upened up. And
one is amazed at their oleganco and gi eat beauty, also their cheapness, value
We are without a peer in Laces and Embroideries. The designs are tbe
newest and will please those of the most relined tastes.
The prices, too, are vere reasonable.
Sre our Ribbon department. The colora and Mnr* are exqaisite'j beauti
ful and tilt1 pri?e very low.
"Call to see UP. Our prices and goods are certain to intersat yon.
J. W. PEAK.
Our Spring Goods are arriving daily, and we are con
fident that a cheaper or handsomer assortment was nevr
shown in Edgefield.
We have a great variety at prices that defy competi
Our stock of Muslins, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Mitts
etc., is complete.
Men's Clothing, Shirts and Neckwear at rock bottom
We arc determined not to be undersold.
Give us a call when in need of anything in our line.
? in One Day, Grip in TWa
'?^r***** a* lac 25c
THE FARMERS BANK
' > OF EDGEFIELD S. c.,
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
TH! LARGEST AND STRONGEST HANK IN ED
Paid up Capital.$ S8J0?0.00
Surplus and Undivided.Pr o fits.-. 28-000,00
Liability of Stockholders. 68,000.00
Protection to Depositors.#144,000.00
"We ??Tit? atUatioo of those ?eiiriaj a safe depositary for tho ir RMIJ to tit? ?mt m
act?. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
U.iisr pror ?sion of ?ta charter thia bank is authorized to act as trastee, ?aardjao
?"mini ?tra tor aad executor, and to accept aid e zee nt? trista jene rally.
A. E. PADGETT, Pr?diront T. H RAIN: F. ?Rf>, Vicc-Pre
W. H. HARLING, Cashier. J. E. CAUGHMAN, Asst.-Cashier
For Fire and Life
?|GO TO SEE|Sf
0AUGHMAN & H ARLIN G
BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
We represent the beat Old Line Companies.
CAUGHMAN 0 ? .ARLING A GENTS.
AUGHMA? & HALING /\GENTS
Come arix? see our
SPRING SUITS for Men and Boy?.
WHITE VEST and NEGLIGE SHIRTS,
Summer Underwear and Low Cut Shoes.
Prices right. Style and quality guaranteed.
W. A. HART & CO.
Our New Spring Goods.
Are worthy of your inspection. Here the "American
Gentleman" and Ladies Shoes reign supreme. In them
the highest style and art in shoemaking is secured.
Don?t fail to visit our store if you want the best and
newest productions on the market.
Buy the Elk Brand Hats.
J. M. CO
HEADQUARTERS FOR GOOD GOODS.
THI SOUTHERN STATIS PHOSPHATE AND
FERMER COMPANY'S GOODS.
THE AUGUSTA HIGH GRADE G J ANO,
P. AAD Fi GUANO,
AMODIA TED DISSOLVED BOKE,
ALL SHADES OF ACID,
KAINIT AMC NITRATE OF SODA
NOW in ware house READY for DELIVERY.
Give us a call BEFOKE you buy your
JONES & SON.
"Th? Leading Inauranea Company ?f Autrict"
CAPITAL and SURPLUS OVER io.ooo.oos.oo
No-Fire insurance Company in the United States has
as much CASH Capital or Capital and Surplus Combised.
?. J. NORRIS. AGENT.
Jsftm ii Faint Hm Taukt Tilt Fertilizer is Ike Cheapest
Lalor Hat tie Faner cai lire.
Ii is ont solution of labor seapeifcy.
WE ARE NOW OFFERING FOR SALE
Complete Stock of Guanos
OF EVERY FORMULA MANUFACTURED FOR
WE ARE SOLE AGENTS AT EDGEFIELD AND
GEOM CHEMICAL WORKS ABD
0G-MADI.OF BLOOD, BONE ARD TANAGER?
Royster J?*?rtil izer? s
MADE FROM ANIMAL AMMONIA.
tW WJ san oleo sell y eu Fertilizers with \Coiien Seed Meal di
the Masts- of Ammonia,
Fertilizer o f?r Grain m> Specialty.
?Sryr* willhave en kana ail ail times a stock ef Cotton Seed
HAUL FERTILIZERS WHILE ,THS ROADS ARB QOOD.
g?FmCi\\ on lilt. A. E. PASSSTT f#r pricti ?nd Urmi at Th?
Fermera Bank, or M's. R. C. PADSITT, vhs will be fout d st our of?tee,
ur at your cot toa wagon.
Al?? a lar?? lot si SSSP OATS for aslo, st LO WI?T
MARKST PRICl. ?
The Edgefield Mercantile CorT