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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1905.
Lent is^over. Surfeited saw
ciety bas had a much ueeded rest.
Now the rouude of social gaiety
and dissipation will be resumed
in the quiet hamlet as well as in
lhe congested ci?ies.
Nothing daunted by recent
fiuaucial reverses, Daniel J. Sully,
the cotton grower's friend, is agaiu
on the tapis, and is now touring
the south in ordf-r to get person
ally in touch with the situation.
Doubtless the Czar has in .his
dispatches to Rojestveuski, com
mander of the Russian fleet, thus
paraphrased the immortal Long
fel iow :
"Russia with all her fears,
With all her hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate."
When the officrB of other old
Hue life insurance companies ar
rogate to themselves too much
authority and become too prodigal
with their surplus millions they
should "Remember the Equita
ble," or else a like fate may be
Would that Jack Frost could
with one fell swoop reduce the
cotton acreage[to the extent that he
has the peach crop. By such an
act that grizzly old gentleman
would piove himself to be a great
beuefactor. Such a seeming die
aster would be a real bless
ing-better cultivate half a crop
and receive full price than to cul
tivate a full crop and receive half
Mr. Joseph Jefferson, who did
probably more than any other in
dividual to elevate and dignify
the stage, fell asleep on Sunday
last-not the Kip Van Winkle
sleep this time, but "the sleep that
knows not breaking." This great
genius has set the standard in the
theatrical world, and those who
come after bim can only imitate,
entertaining never a thought of
The town of North Au
-gusta claims a population of 2000
BOUIB, yet it has not been incorpor
ated. There exists no municipal
government of any kind. Doubt
less there are those who entertain
the hope that North Augusta will
at no distant day become the
county seat of Heyward county,
and, in the event of the realization
of their long cherished dreams,
stepB will be taken to have it duly
Down, down, down, wheat ha?
gone for the last month. The de
cliners been, about twenty-fire
"c???t8 per bushel or the equiva
lent of more than a dollar p? r
barrel for flour. This is pleasing
intelligence to the cotton-growing
farmeis of the sout^jtnd it really
carriejHSPjrangs'To the hearts of
the grain-producing farmers of the
-west, for the great bulk of the
. wheat is in the hands of specula
tors. Now we can all eat an extra
biscuit and occasionally indulge
in a biecuit pudding.
It is estimated that there are yet
14,000,000 acres of undeveloped
land in Sjuth Carolina. Think
of the great increase in the value
cf taxable property, the increase
in the .volume of all lines of busi
ness, the additional support that
would be given to schools and
churches, not to mention innu
merable other advantages, were
these vast acres peopled with a
thrifty class of white people.
Edgefield county could furnish
homes for oise th^usaud families
and then it woald - scarcely be
noticed that there had leen au
influx of population.
Why is it lhere are no large in
surance.companies in the south ?
Have we no confidence in the in
tegrity and business acumeu of
our ?cuthern men ? The life iu
surHiice cf mpanic s of the north
would not now be cumbered with
their surplus millions had simi
lar companies b< eu organized ii
the south a generation ago. Fur
thermore, had the enormous su
plu8 funds accruing from thc pre
miums sent from the south beer
kept here and invested at hnuv
more rapid would have been thu
development of this tectiou. Th?
Equitable Insurance compaii}
alone bas 5,705 policy holders in
South Carolina who paid last year 1
$362,621,03 in premiums. Of that
amount only $121,000 was return
ed to the state in payment of death
claims. We may expect to have
a congestion of capital in north
ern cities, which is a great
menace to our country-ve
mayjj expect to have to send
north in spring for money to make
the cotton and then again in the
fall for money to move or market'
it so long as this condition exists.
Edgefield extends sympathy to
her sister town of Johnston in
the heavy -oss sustained by tire.
Oftimes towns are benpfitted by
having the flames devour old
wooden structures that are eye
sores, but we are alwaye constrain
ed to think of the individuals
who are paying for these blessings
tn disguise-should such you
chcose to call them. Six fires in
seven mouths-that is Johnston's
record of conflagrations. CeiUinly
it behooves the city fatherB to
provide some protection for the
lives and property o? tho citizens
whom they serve. If they will
accept gratuitous advice from an
outsider, yet ono .who bas an abi
ding interest in Johnston's wel
fare- the place where our eyes
first beheld the light.-we would
suggest, that they purchase a
chemical engine. Notwithstanding
the fact that lome are disposed to
look a&kance at 6uch fire fighting
apparuti, regarding these machines
as makeshifts, yet EdgefHd has
proven over and over again thal
they are praticable. For a town
without water-works nothing else
will afford as much protection for
a small sum of money as a chemi
Fr og;ra m m col" t?ieCouuty ?uter
D en omi national Sunday
on M .
10:00a. m. De.oiional services
by Rev. T. P. Burgess.
Address of welcome, Col. F. N.
Respouse, W. J. Talbert.
ll :30 a. m. The Home and the
Sunday school, their relativ
places in the training of the child.
Rev. L. T. Carroll, J. P. Bean, L.
12:30 p. m. TLe importance of
making the Sunday school attrac
tive. Rev. J. P. Mealing, Rev.
Marvin Auld, J. M. Shaffer.
1 :lo RecesB.
3:00 p.m. The importance of
teaching temperance in our Sun
day schools, and how it can bu?t
be done. O. Sheppard, W. J.
Talbert, Rev. W. A. Martin.
3:45 p. m. Some practical Sun
day school helps. J. M. Cobb,
Rev. P. B. Lanham, Rev. C. E.
4:30 p. m. Miscellaneous busi
ness and adjournment.
8:30 p.m. An address by speak
er to be arranged for by commit
10:00 a. m. Devotional services,
Rev. Marviu Auld.
10 :15 a. m. The model Sunday
school. Col. R. B. Watson, Rey.
A. H. Dagnall, Rev. J.. T. Little
11:00 a. m. The Sunday school
and the business man. Hon. T.
G. Talbert, S. J. Watson, B. F.
11:30 a. m. The Sunday school
aod the professional man. Prof.
G. F. Long, A. S. Tompkins, Rev.
T. P. Burgess.
12:00 m. Teachers' meetings.
Are they helpful ? Ars Ihey prac
tical ? Rev. B. P. Mitchell, W.
D. Holland, Geo. Scott.
12:30 p. m. Standing by the
Sunday school. Rev. L. A. Coop
er, Rev. P. P. Blalock, P. H.
1:00 p. m. Miscellaneous busi
ness. Adjourn at pleasure.
Each speaker limited fifteen
minutes. Let every delegate and
speaker be on hand"
The Sunday schools of Edge
field will extend to the conven
tion a most cordial welcome, with
the earnest hope that it will be the
most successful and helpful meet
ing in the history of our county
The Bible study, under Rev. R.
V. Miller is the most interesting
and instructive ever held in
Johnston. Large crowds attend
twice a day, and all are enthuse
as never before. He is the most
deeply learned mau on the Bible
we ever heard.
On Friday morning at about
three o'clock an alarm of fir
awakened the town, when it wnp
discovered that Mr. L. B. AsbelTp
drug store was in flames. It wap
loo far gone to extinguish th'
fiames, hence our town has sus
tained another great loss. This ip
the sixth fire we have had within
the past seven months. The drug
store occupied by Dr. Mobly, also
a repair shop. Deep sympathy if
extended all who lost by this fire,
ibo origin of which is unknown.
Mr. P. N. Lott is the proud
owner of a pair of twin calves-tb*
mother of which will give about
five garons of milk a day.
The frost injured pome tender
vegetables quite seriously. Tin
fruit we have noticed "does not
ipp^ar damaged at all.
Has Stood the Test 25 Years
The old, original GKOVE'S Taite)**?
Chill Tonic. You know what you are
taking-, lt ii iron and quinine ina
tas tal eia form. No cure, no p*y, (?Oe.
The frost of last week gr<?atl
damaged fruit and early veget
Mrs. James Bnddie gave qui
a number of l?t?le tots an f
hunt last Saturday. Thp liltl
one3 had qui te . a pleasant tim
Mrs. W. E. Prescott also gav<
au egg hunt to-quite a large nnm
ber of little folks. After the hunt
lemonade and cake were served.
All who attended bad a good
Mr. Arlie Eubanks wh-o in
taking a business course -in .Au
gusta, spent last Saturday and
Sunday with home folks.
Mr. Laster Talbeit spent sever
al days last week with friends
J near Bethany.
j Judge Lee Boddie aijd Mr.
James Boddie visited at Clark's
Hill last week.
Miss Hassie Quarles has a new
organ. She played he- first piece
for us yesterday which was real
Mr. C. E. Quarles has ih^
nicest garden we have seen this
Mrs. Littlejohn, and the litth
boys and your correspondent
dined with Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Cheatham last Saturday. We had
a real vegetable dinner aud^ a
delicious soring chicken pie.
Mrs. James Lanier is quite
sick. All hopes of her recover}
have been given up.
Mr. Hugh Waits went to Au
gusta last week. Mr. Waits is om
of the best salesmen in the coun
ty. He has been selling goods foi
the last fifteen years.
Mrs. Currie JOWCTF, whos?'
school will close here ou Thurs
day *h'' fourth day of fY-av, bah
sent us the following .?ote which
will explain itself:
"Entertainment at Red Hil;
school for the purpose of raising
money lo furnish the school
Every one not only invited,
but especially urgyd t-> c HUM and
help us. Only twenty five cents,
Our pinara m ia varied and v\e
tope will provy interesting. Any
way you will not regrjt having
helped in a good cause-a home
causw. A cause. the fruits of
which will return-nut af tei
many days but right away-in
the better work that both teacher
and pupils feel they can accom
plish during the nextseesiou.
The very id*ra of nice, new
desks, and perhaps painted
rooms, make us rash enough tn
promise "great things" and fet-j
contideut of the result 1
Come, friends, far and near,
leo cream and lemonade ot,
grounds. Not free but for the
small sum of five and ten cents."
There was a large congregation
that attended church at Antioch
A prayer meeting has beeD
organized there which meets every
Our success in Edgefield has
been far beyond our expectation.
We have sold a great uumber of
hats but still have many beauti
ful on-">s left. Wo are also ex
pecting a large shipment that will
arrive io a few days. Ladies, let
ua supply your needs. Your saw
ing is alBO solicited. Satisfaction
EDGEFIELD MILLINERY PARLORS.'
Don't Borrow Trouble.
It is a bad habit to borrow any
thing, but the worst thing you
can possibly borrow, is trouble.
When sick, sore, heavy, wear}' and
worn-out by the pains and poisons
of dyspepsia, biliousness, Bright's
disease, and similar internal dis
orders, don't sit 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. Al
The Penn Drug Store and W. E.
Lynch & Co., Price 50c. Guaran
.Try our Roasted Coffee in bulk
at 15, 20 and 25c. per pouud. Our
15 cents roasted coffee ?B the best
you ever saw for the money.
Ti M M ox s BROS.
Always liberal to Churches"!
Every church will be given a
liberal quantity of L. & M. paint.
Call for it.
4 gallons Longmau & Martinez
L. & M. Paint mixed with three
gallons linseed oil, will paint a
W. B. Barr, Charleston, W. Va.
writep, "Painted Fronken burg
block with L. & M. stands out as
Wears and covers like gold.
Don't pay $1.50 a gallon for
liuseed oil, which you do in rsady
Buy oil fresh from the barrel at
60 cents per gallon and mix it
with L. & M.
It makes paint cost about $.120
per gallon.. Sold by The Penn
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, On and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin. i'res*
Cane Mill,and Shingle Outfits.
I'iiildiv?, I ridjce, Fr-ctory, Furic
.ind Railroad Castings, Railroad, M II
Machinists'and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Packing1, Injectors, Pipt
Fittings, Saw?, Files, Oilers, etc. We
cast every day. Work 150 Hands.
Foundry, Maehine, Boiler,
Press arid Gin Work?
TSy Repa is Promptly Donn
Lombard Iron Works & Snpply Co
"Mothers buy it for croupy
children, railroad men buv it fo'
revere coughs and elderly people
buy it for la grippe," says Moon'
Brue., Eldon, Iowa. "We sell mon
of Chamberlain's Cough Remed)
than any other kind. It seems t(;
have taken the lead over several
other good brands." There is nc
question but this medicine is the
best that can be procured foi
coughs and colds, whether it be &
child or an adult that is afflicted
It always cures and cures quickly.
Sold by All Druggists.
A Guaranteed Cure for Piles
Itching, Blind, Bleedingor Protru
ding Piles, Druggists refur.d money
if IIAZO OINTMENT fails to cure
any cass, no matter of how lo!i#
standing-, in 8 to 14 days. First ap
plication gives ease and rest, 50c. If
your druggist hasn't it-send <50c in
stamps and it will hp forwarded post
paid by Pari.? Med .ci ne Co., St. Louis,
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Almost everybody who reads the news
papers is sure to know of the wonderful
cures made by Dr.
U Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
j the great kidney, liver
[L and bladder remedy,
lt is the great medi
cal triumph of the nine
teenth century; dis
covered after years of
scientific research by
Dr. Kilmer, the emi
nent kidney and blad
der specialist, and is
wonderfully successful In promptly curing
lame back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou
bles and Bright's Disease, which is the worst
form of kidney trouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec
ommended for everything but if you have kid
ney, liver or bladder trouble lt will be found
Just the remedy you need, lt has been tested
In so many ways, ir hospital work, in private
practice, among " elpless too poor to pur
chase relief and proved so successful in
every case that a special arrangement has
been made by which all readers of this paper
who have not already tried it, may have a
sample bottle sent free by mail, also a book
telling more about Swamp-Root and how to
find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble,
When writing mention reading this generous
offer in this paper and
send your address to
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing
hamton, N. Y. The
regular fifty cent and
dollar sizes are sold by all good druggists.
D'in'I make any mistake, bu'
r? Hier?ber lbs nam*, Swamp
?odt, Dr. Kilmer's S wa mp-Root,
and the address, Binghamton, N
YT., on eva ry bottle.
Home of flwunp-P-oofc
If your eyes are worth
having they are worth saving.
Do so with thc right krind of i
When placing your Insur
ance give me a call, lrej-,
resent a verj strong line of
FIRE - - -
Insurance Companies, our
Agent for the New Year
tviirjG: - - .
Insurance Go. I will ap
preciate a share of yourbusi
ness. I can be found at my
oilice-O * ce No 2---ovcr Baiikcif
J S? mes IA. JS&? M fe
WANTED: To buy your anti
que, mahogany, walnut, or cbVrry
furniture, such as old Oak ctiest,
High-boy a, Low-boys, Tail clocks,
Sideboards, Bureaus, Mirrors, Ta
bles, Chairs, etc. lu fact any
thing in the line of antiques. Ad
OLIVER C. HILL,
EDGEFIELD, S. C. .
State and County Depository.
J. C. SHXTPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J. II. BOUKNISHT, T. LI. RAI.VSFOKB,
J. M. COBB, P.. S. E?LLANB,
A. S. Tovrrixs, C. C FULLKR,
VV. E. PRESCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, Prexidtnt
\V\ W. ADAMS, Vic?-Pririd9iit.
E.-I. MIMS, Cashier
J. ll. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier.
Pays interest an deposita by special
Money lo loan on liberal term.--.
Prompt and polit? attention te bas
YOUR Account Solicited.
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PROF. P. fl WHITMAN, I
20? 7th Street - Augusta, Ga. 1
fi EV ES FR HE F-V:T. TEST? for ?ll de
facts of sifcht. Crir.c'.s tho propo-j
[alaosos oncl WARRANTS them.
iLensss cat isto year f rice v.'hijg 3-cn wsit. '
Wi OF CHARGE, S?I
'EACE PROPOSITIONS TO
MEN OF EDGEFIELD.
|l am etil] selling Ready Made
[otbing tor mon and boys, and
ill makii g ppace propopitions to
le men and boys of Edgefield -
fcpositions that will bring that
?ace of mind (har. springs from
being w< ll and handsomely cloth
ed at but small cost. My friends
will find me at 1 he first-class and
very popular establishment of
McCreary & Co , 720 Broad Stn et,
The celebrated Penn's Bouquet
Cologne is now better than ever.
It is only sold bv UR.
G. L. PENN & SON.
PIRE AND LTPE
General agent for Prudential Life
Insurance Company, for Edgeneld
and Saluda counties.
W.u. s?. COG BURN,
Edgefield, S. C.
Rheumatic. Pains Quickly
The excruciating pains charac
terise of rheumatism and sciatti
ca are quickly relieved by.apply
ing Chamberlain's Pain Balm.
The great pain relieving power of
tho liniment has been the surprise
and delight of thousands of suffer
ers. The quick relief from pain
which it alfords is aloue worth
many tinjps its cost. For sale by
Spring Styles ot Ladies and Misses WHITE
CANVASS SHOES present a newness and fresh
ness as tempting as the Spring Lilacs. The prices
$i.oo, $1.25, $1.50 and $2.00 appeals directly to
the completion- of thc 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.
'Remember you risk nothing in buying of
ns. as we right all wrongs and aim to gain retain
and merit the confidence of all mankind.
STioes ! Shoes ! !
WE want every boy and man in Edgfield connty to
know that -ve sell thc celebrated CrOSSGt
? S?'IZt?^''?'S" They are unsurpassed in STYLE,
COMFORT and DURABILITY.
WE have just received our JESjpjT^lnL^li^ stock
of this fine 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.
Dorn & Mims
New Spring Goods.
Como to the NEW YORK RACKET STO E and
see our fresh arrivals in Madras, Ginghams, Percales,
Chambries, Voiles, etc.
We have and endless variety of Muslins and Lawns in
all of the new patterns and weaves.
Ask to see our Persian Lawns and Nainsooks in white
and colors, also beautiful white and colored lines for waists.
? beautiful lot of P. IC, Marsah's. Mercerized Madras,all new patterns
for shirt waists.
Wide and narrow Val Lace. All-over Lino lace for dress trimmings in
white and cream.
Embroideries from narrow at 3>? cents to very wide at 10 cents.
CLOTHING- DEPARTMENT. We have an elegant line of Cioth.ng for
boy 5 and men and can tit any size. Let us show you before you buy.
OXFORDS: Competition can not touch ns in this department. Ladies
and childrens oxfords in all of 1 he new styles in tan *.?d black. Come let us
show you. Also a largo stock of men's and bo.y'i oxfords.
HATS: Let USSHII you a hat, We hare Straw Hats for everybody also
an elegant line of Felt Hats. See our Ladies and childrens sailurs.
We can sa^e you money,
J. W. PEAK.
G ? A R D E D
arc the interests of our cus
tomers. We spare no effort
to make the store, the stock
and our business methods
worthy of their fullest confi
m? dence. We feel that we have
Igjjr done so and believe others
??J will think so (00, when they
?lllj^j? see this stock of
\JWM?1 GOOD?, CLOTH,
-ff INO j SHOES and HATS,
^M?$ *nu ascertain the prices at
which we sell.
j$|Kf?#; Favor us with a visit and
v^l^S give yourself the pleasure of
^^'T seeing the good things herc.
? Pty 5 Grip in Two,
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELDS. c..
STATE AMO COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN ED
Paid up Capital.$ 08,000.00
Surplus and Undivided,Profits.38-000,00
Liability ol Stockholders. 58,000 00
Protection to Depositors.$144,000.00
'?VCc invite attention of those desiring a safe depositary for their tnoaey t# tb? MM? ??
acts. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
U* 1 it p:iv isi?a sf its charter this bank is authorized to act as trustee, p?ara(a?
diniuistrator arid executor, and ts acceptant! execute trusts generally.
A. E. PADGETT, President \', H RAIN: FJR'>, Vicc-?rst
W. H. HAULING, Cushier. J. E. CAUGHMAN, Asst. Cashier
For Fire and Life
'A UGH MAN Q? fl ARLIN1
BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
Wc represent the best Old Line Companies.
?ns AUG HM AN 0 . g ARLING k GENTS.
(^AUGHMAN 06 PEARLING AGENTS.
Come and see our
SPRING SUITS for Men and Bovs.
V/HITE VEST and NEGLIGE SHIRTS,
Summer TJuderw^ar and Low Cut Shoes.
Prices right. Stvle aud quality guaranteed.
W. A. HAUT & CO.
Our New Spring Goods.
Arc worthy of your inspection. Here the "American
Gentleman" and Ladies Shoes reign supreme. In them,
the highest style and art in shoemaking is secured.
Doivt fail to visit our store if you want th? beat and
newest productions on the market. . .? \
Buy thc Elk Brand Hats.
HEADQUARTERS FOR GOOD GOODS.
THE SOUTHERN STATES PHOSPHATE Al
FERTILIZER (MY'S GOODS.
THE AUGUSTA HIGH GRADE GJAJYO,
P. A.\D F G UAXO,
AM OM AT ED DISSOLVED BOSS E,
ALL 3-I.tADES OF ACID, " n " ?
KAIMT A..YC M TUA TE OF SODA
NOW in ware house READY for DELIVERY.
Gire us a call BEFOKE you buy your
JONES & SON.
'The Leading Insurance Company *f America1
CAPITA r. and SURPLUS OVER 10.000,000.00
No Fire Insurance Company in thc United Statei has
as much CASH Capital or Capital ?nd Surplus Combined.
Ipiiacs ii Mm Bis Tatfi Till Fertilizer is tit Cieij?t
Later ilia! Ile Farmer cai lire.
It is ons solution o? labor scarcity.
WE ARE NOW OFFERING FOR SALE
Complete Stock of Guanos
OF EVERY FORMULA MANUFACTURED FOR
WE ARE SOLE AGENTS AT EDGEFIELD AND
GEORGIA CHEMICAL WORKS AND
tfBTMADE OF BLOOD, BONE AH? TANAGE
^Lo3TStor Sherill issers
MADE FROM AXIMAL AMMOXIA
WI can als? sell yu, Ftrtizizers leitMCoiion Soed Mt*,l tts
th? Sasis of Ammonia,,
Fertilizers fir Grain a, Spteialiff.
We will h*we tn hand at all tim ts ? stock of Cotton Satd
HAUL FERTILIZERS WHILE THE ROADS ARE ?OOD.
|?^~*Cnll ?n MR. A. E. PAD?BIT fer pricei aad terms at Tko
Farm-ier? Bank, or ??R. R. C. PAD??TT, whe will b? fonrd atoirof?oe,
or at your cotton wagon.
^-*AUe a iargi let ef SHED OATS for salt, at LOWBST
The Edgefield Mercantile Co,