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J. Lt. M IMS. - - - EDITOR
?NE YEAR $1 50
SIX MONTHS 75
WEDNESDAY, AUG 9,1905.
Prohibition stands pre-emi
nently for piety, parity, probi
ty? peace, plenty, prosperity.
Dispensary stands decidedly
for deviltry, debauchery, dissi
pation, degradation, drunken*
Which do you stand for ?
Let conscience answer.
Que by one the counties &te\
lining up on the right side-^he
?ide of sobriety and modality.
Union will vote on tW liquor
question on August 15tb/.
" Hon. L. J. Willi/ainB sterns to
have an abiding it'ffecf iou for the
dispensary. Ere was early on the
scene last Saturday, letting the
fragmentary rays of his setting
sun.lighf/up the pathway of the
dispensary. The system beiu? in
the jmro^s of dissolution needs to
be/r>olstered up by every mite of
fluence that can be mustered in
We do not know what else, if
Anything, wab accomplished by
the meeting Saturday, but, one
thing is certain, it enabled the
Hon. J. W. DeVore, and toe peo
pled as wei!, to find out where he is
at.7-Said he : "Asl see it now,
I am in favor of the dispensary."
Wonder how he will see it a year
hence, after the people of this
county shall have voted it out ?
.A farmer in Pickens county sold
750. bales of cotton last week for
$40,000. If 2,000,000 bales had
been burned early in the spring, as
gorae shortsighted persons advised,
would it not have been a heavy
bfp;W to those who produced the j
cotton ? Now one can see how
foolish are such raeh acts and no
he?d will be given to similar sug
gestions in future, even though the
prfee declines to five cents.
.Great is the pity that Senator
Tillman employs such gross, un
dignified language in addressing
public assemblages, especially
when ladies are present, even pro
faning God's name. A United
States Senator should have" a high
standard, exalted ideals and en
deavor to raise the people up to
fem, rather than lower their
ideals and drag them down. Be
ing a man of ability, power and
irvfluence, a ffrcat opportunity
lays at his door but he seems not
toiimprove it. We suppose though,
t?, uso his pet phrase, he "aint
bfcilt that way" and it is useless
to lament his remissness.
-' ; The ravages of yellow fever in
tjbe gulf states and the flight north
ward of thousands of refugees
nave caused many towns ?nd
cities that ara located even beyond
the dauger line to have a thorough
house cleaning. What about
Edgefield ? We aw-inT?o banger
of "yellow >0k", yet failure to
5rve certain eanitary measures
or the failure to put into practice
:the ounce-of-prevention theory
may precipitate an epidemic of
fever of Borne other type that might
be a veritable scourge. Let our
board of health be up and doing.
Should no action be taken in
.concert it behooves the individual
thorne owners to see that their
'premises are thoroughly cleansed
. Apropos of cotton, and Green
wood as a market, it is a fact that
" a few weeks ago the staple waB
j bringing about $1.50 more per
-bale in Greenwood than in the
. towns surrounding. This kuowl
1 edge brought a good many to th?
i city. Yes, Greenwood pays more
? for cotton. She is willing to do
.?.it, for it means more money in the
di In justice to Edgefidd the AD
? VERTIFER cannot allow Buch a
Vstatement to go unchallenged. For
.two years our town has been the
. best cotton market in this section
c of the state. Last fall hundreds
. of bales of cotton were brought to
this market by farme/a who had
rbeeu in the habit of going to
.Greenwood. Furthermore, great
quantities of the staple from the
.- western and southern portions of
'the county were marketed here,
1 whereas in former years it was
'hauled to Augusta. Some farmerp
who carried a portion of their
cotton to Augusta and brought the
remainder here, after accounting
for the loss of time in going to the
former market, were better pleased
with the sale* at Edgefield. Thfu
have signified that it is their pur
pose to ^market all of the 1905
Should ?dopt Majority Plan.
The board of county comm
sioners should in future condi
the electiou for cotton weighei
if the place ?B to be filled by ball
-upon the majority instead
the plurality plau, just as all rj
mary elections are held, rf
reasons for this are obvious;
t e i ledi >n just h ld the sjiccesa.
candidate received less-v an oi
fourth of the votes ca^t. The f
ures show that mor,gthan 435 p
sons market cotton in Edgefio
yet 1?0 voters /elested the pub
FortuuaJtely, the necessity J
tho majority plan was not urge
this j^far, Mr. Cheatham havi
filled the place very acceptably
those who patronize this mark
however, there may come a tio
when bv a combination of fore
an incompetant, unreliable m
would be elected under the plura
ty plan ; whereas, under the tx
jority plan, he could be defeat?
a greater number of votes bei
required to elect. We Bubmit th
100 votes Bhould not elect a cott
weigher if there are 435 balli
cast in Faid election.
Saturday's Mass Meeting Prohi
tion and Di sp en ir; Botl
The much-advertised ma
tneetiug was held on Saturd
last with Mr. A. E. Padgett, t
president of the Farmers Bank,
chairmau. The very patient aut
euee was talked nigh unto dea
by the appointed speakers w
held continuous sway for near
B?X hours. Our limited spa
makes it impossible for us to coi
pass the five long speeches in fu
hence we can only touch light
Hon. T. Garrett Talbert.
The chairmao, after stating ti
purpose of the meeting, intr
duced. State Senator T. Garre
Talbert, who from the very ot
side warmed up to hie theme ai
made the speech of his life, whk
t.-licited favorable comment evt
from those who are deeply root?
aud grounded ia the disp?nsai
faith. Mr. Talbert declared bit
self to be a prohibitiouiB;-fire
last and always-whether it1
popular or impopular-wheth
he Btood alone or with the major
ty. He defended his position wil
sound reasoning and irieiutab
argument that was convincing
many of hiB hearers. The audien<
was deeply impressed with h
sincerity and earnestness, for thi
reason his argument was doubl
Eon. B. ?. Nicholson
The Becond speaker to be pri
sented was Hon. B. E. Nicbolsoi
a member of the House of "Repr<
sentatives, who espoused th
^ause of the prohibition in no ur
certain terms, stating that be ha
given tho dispensary system cart
ful consideration and had coma t
the conclusion that it was viciou
and corrupt. It had increased ir
temperance rather than . curtaile
the evil as was originally claims
by its promoters. Mr. Nicholso
gave.the figures in this count
which showed that the sales hav
largely increased with each FUC
ceeding year, and expressed th
belief that if it is not abolishe
the salas will reach the enormou
sum of $1000,000 annually. H
held up a hig standard of citizen
ship. A wholesome public senti
ment will enforce prohibition ii
Edgefield county, said.he, if whie
key is voted out. Mr. Nichpl?on i
a vigorous and forcefu^speake]
and his argument which was s
strongly pie^&tiled made a pro
found^ur^pr?ssiou upon his andi
once/*?n the person of B. E. Nich
ols?*n, the cause of prohibitio.
has an able and fearless champion
Hi?n. J. W. DeVore
Next, the chairman trotted ou
the "dark horse", Hon. J. W. De
Vore, We use the term not in i
derogatory sense but because ht
had all along, since the agitatioi
began, "sawed wood and sai<
nothing," never making kuowi
his position, EB did the precedinj
speakers. All listened, to Mr. De
Vore'8 exordium with bated breatl
eager to see whether he woulc
hoist the prohibition or dispensa
ry flag. After floundering around
seemingly between SsylJa auc
Charybdis, he finally struck t
cold dispensary trail which grew
warmer and warmer as he was re
assured by a few cheers from tnt
"boys". Mr. DeVore shelled the
woods for the dispensary, Using
chiefly blank cartridgee, however.
The main point that he advanced
was the election of dispensary
officials by the people instead of
by tho legislature or by boards.
He charged the "dog-gone" news
papers with being responsible for
the corruption of the dispensary.
What absuid statement can bf
made by those who lack real ar
gument to sustain their position.
Hon. W. J. Talbert
The fourth orator of the day
is classed among the big guns,
which fire quick and iaet as well
as use charges of large calibre.
Hon. W. J. Talbert was next in
troduced. He declared that he had
been a prohibitionist for twenty
years, and while he had always
supported the dispensary law-aB
he believed all law should be sup
ported-he bad never advocated
it. Mr. Talbert greatly deplored
the fact that intelligent people
favor the dispensary because of
the profit featuro, Btating that the
children of tbiB grand old com
monwealth ehould not be educated
on blood-money. Give the people
a square fight, said he, and they
will have prohibition and enforce
it. The poor devils who drink the
mean liquor are supporting the
towus that have dispensaries,
many of them paying not one cent
municipal tax. Mr. Talbert cited
*' - . s
repeated Jrngtancea in history to
show th^t every great movement
like prohibition io bound to BUC
ceedjbecause it is founded on right.
Higf able speech was closely lis
tened to and well received by the
Senator B. R. Tillman
HOD. J. C. Sheppard, who had
been called to Texas OD Kuights
of Honor business, was absent.
The next and last speaker to ad
dress the meeting was Senator B.
R. Tillman, who spoke for more
than two hours. After a personal
word to his Edgefield friends
whom he had not seen in several
years he got down to business, and
probed himself yet to be the fond
and loyal father of his malodorous
offspring, the dispensary. He al
leges that the corruption and way
wardness of his child, which was
conceived in iniquity and born
in politics, is due to recent slack
twisted administrations and do
nothing grand juries, being un
willing to concede that it is the
system. The senator denies that
itis wrong to sell liquor, and
charges ministers with being fa
natics who so interpret the Bible
He believes that if there be
corruption in the dispensary the
investigation committee, which
has already spent $3,000 of the
people's money, will find it. out,
suggesting certain lines of inves
tigation for them to follow.
The meeting was without es
pecial incident, save the spirited
colloquy between Mr. Talbert and
Mr. Tillman. While a majority ot'
the audience seemed to favor the
dispensary, yet f.here was a lack
of the old-time enthusiasm. Not
every one who applauded Senator
Tillman are advocat s of the die
pensary. Many were his personal
friends but will vote against his
pet institution, of which fact ne
is ful y cognizant.
Poisons in Food.
Perhaps you don't tealize that
many pain poisons originale iii
your food, but some day you may
leela twinge of dyspepsia that
will couvince you. Dr. King's New
Life Pills are guaranteed to cure
all sickness due to poisons of un
digested food-or money back.
25c at G. L. P<nn & Son and W.
E. Lynch & Co.
Bargains in matting. For" the
next len days we wiiJ offer . un
precedented bargains in Malting.
Now is the time for the ladies to
spread bright new matting upoi
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE COMPANY.
are instantly relieved, and per
fectly healed, by Bucklen's Aruica
Salve. C. Rivenbark, Jr., of Nor
folk, Va., writes: "1 burnt my
knee dreadfully ; that it blisteied
all over. Bucklen's Arnica Salve
.stopped the pain, and healed it
without a sear." Also heals . all
wounds and sores. 25c at G. L.
Fenn & Son and* W. E. Lynch &
Our stock of Uudertab r's Sup
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sizes, styles and grades of caskets
and coffins. Our caskets finished
in plush and broadcloth are very
handsome. We stand ready tj.
serve you either day or night.-Our
hearse responds promptly to all
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/ Grave Trouble Foreseen.
It needs but little foresight, to
tell, that wh?i your stomach-and
liver are badly affected, grave
trouble ia ahead, unless you take
the proper medicine for your dis
ease, as Mrs. Johu A. Young, of
Clay, N. Y., did. She says: "I
bad neuralgia of the liver an i
stomach, my heart was weakened,
and I could not eat, I was very
bad for a long time, but in Elec
tric Bitters, I found just what I
needed, for they quickly relieved
and cured m?." Best m'edicine for
weak women. Sold'under guaran
tee by G. L. Penn & Son and WC
E. Lynch & Co. Price 50c a bottle.
We carry a full line of all
kinds of Paints, also Lead, Oil
and Terpentine. Large assortment
G. L. PENN & SON.
A few counterfeiters- have late
ly been making and trying to sell
imitations of Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption, Coughs
and Colds, and other medicines,
thereby defrauding the public.
This is to waru you to beware of
such people, who seek to profit,
through stealing the reputation of
reniedies which have been suc
cessfully curing disease, for oyer
35 years. A sure protection, to you.
is our name on the wrapper. Look
for it on all Dr. King's, or Buck
len's remedies, as all others are
mere imitations. H. E. BUCK
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Windsor, Canada. For Bale by G
L. Penn & Son and W. E. Lynch
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Board from $3 to $16 a month. For
Catalogue or other information, ad
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Women as Well as Men
Are Made Miserable by
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dis
courages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor
and cheerfulness soon
disappear when the kid
neys are out of brder
Kidney trouble has
become so prevalent
that it is not uncommon
for a child to be born
afflicted with weak kid
neys. If ?he child urin
>_ ates too often, if the
urine scalds the flesh or if, when th? child
reaches an age when it should be able to
control the passage, it 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 thc
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, lt is sold
by druggists, in fifty
cent and one dollar
sizes. You may have a
sample bottle by mail
free, also pamphlet tell- Homo of Sramp-Root
ing all about it, including many of the
thousands of testimonial letters received
from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer
5c Co., Binghamton, N. Y., be sure and
mention this paper.
Don't make any mistake, but
(-member the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
and the addreeB, Binghamton, N.
Y., on every bottle.
WANTED: Lady or gentleman
of fair educalion to travel for
firm of $250,000 capital. Salary
$1.072 per year payable weekly,
Expenses advanced. Address Geo.
G. Clows, Edgefield, S. C.
Nothing on the Market
Equal to Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and
This fact ie well known to
druggists everywhere, aud nine
out of ten will give their- custom
eia thia preparation when Lthe
best is H ski'd for: Mr. Obe Wit
m T, a prominent druggist, of
joseph, Mo., in a ciicular to h i H
customer?, pays: "There is nu'hing
on th* mark'-t in the way ol'patent
medicine which equals Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy fur b nvel . om
plaints. Wo tsjil and recomm-nd
ibis preparation." Fur sale by Ail
I; DGEFIELDj S. C.
??gTOlrbe over Post-Office.
A Warning to Mothers.
Too much care cannot be - used
with small children during the
hot weather of the summer rr:
to guard against bowel, .tro.
Asa rule it is i nly ???cessa; ,i-o
give the child a dose ol' castor :oil
to correct any disorder of ihe
bowels. Do not ure any substitute
but give the old-fashioned/castor
oil, and see that it is fresh, as
rancid oil nauseato8.--and has a
tendency to^gr-ipe.Tf this does uot
check the bowels give Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy and then a dose of
castor oil, and the disease may be
checked in its incipiency and all
danger avoidod, The castor oil
and this remedy should be pro
cured at once and kept ready for
iuslant use as soon as the first in
dication of any bowel trouble ap
pears. This is the most successful
treaiment known and may be
relied-upon with implicit confi
dence even iu cases of cholera in
fantum. For sale by All Druggists.
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take, LAXATIVE BROMO QUIN
INE Tablets. All druggist refund
the money if it fails to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature is oh each
r- v "^i
ll IHE AUGUSTA
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VV. ?. YOUNG, - - - P'-sident
I. G. W?IGLK, - ... Cashier
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[j JANUARY AND JULY,
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Has Stood the Test 25 Years
The old, original GROVE'S Tasteless
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When placing" your Insur
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We are still offering some
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While you wait-iu twenty minu
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as ?3 often done when the ti'es are
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ami see it work.
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e Company of London,
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en doing business in Edgefield
i nu a ree of your patronage,
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EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository
J. C, SHEPPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J. H. BOUKNIGHT, T. H. RAINSFOBD,
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J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. Wi ADAMS, Viee-Prerident.
E. J. AU MS, Cashier
J, H. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier. |
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Money to loan on liberal terms*.
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an. Good enough to
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r the F'??SS Mame
?Bay, Grip in IV?.
0 on Box? 2Sc_
General agent for Prudential Life
Insurance Company, for Edgefield
and Saluda counties.
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Edgefield, 3. 0
OF EDGEFIELD S. c..
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
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Paid up Capital. f 58,000.00
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Liability of Stockholders. 58,000.00
Protection to Depositors."....$139,000.00
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CAPITAL and SURPLUS OVER 10.000,000.00
No Fire insurance Company in the United States has
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NINETY SIX, S. C.
Has Stood The Test 25 Years
Tasteless Chill Tome
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