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J. -h. MIMS, - - EDITOR
ONE YEAR $150
SIX MONTHS _ 75
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13,1905.
. Edgefield has six wide-awake
cotton buyers who - are paying all
for the staple that the market in
this section of the cotton belt will
warrant. On Saturday last the
Edgefield buyers were actually
paying several points higher than
the Augusta market.
The great number of banks that
.'sr8 being- organized in the Bm all
towns all over the state is indica
tive of.the increased progressive,
ness and prosperity of the people
of the old Palmetto state.
The petitions were sent out
more than two months ago. Is it
not time that they were all called
in and active steps taken looking
to ordering au election in this
county on the question of "dispen
sary" or "no di8peusary ?" Near
; ly a "dozen other counties have
either ordered elections or are
planning to do so. Should Edge
field be lees activ-e or aggressive
than they are ?
Sell And Pay All Debts.
The farmers of Laurens and
other counties bave adopted reso
. lutions declaring eleven cents to
bV?he minimum price at which
they will sell their cotton. Reso
lutions are all right at times, but
they will not pay debts. We rarely
ever presume to advise farmors but
we now unhesitatingly advise
those who owe money to sell suf
ficient cotton, as long as the pric^
is ten cents and upwards, to liqui
date all obligations; then to bold
the remainder of the crop and mar
ket it at leisure. The individual
.who owes money caunot afford to
continue to pay interest and at
the same time run the risk of a
sudden and very sharp decline.
- It is our opinion that during the
season the staple will sell for
more than it is bringing at present
but who knows ; positively that
such will bo the case, Through
the combined influence of ume
liabl officials in the agricultural
department and the gamblers of
Wall 'street the price may decline
inore than 10(3 points any day.
ruch ta ?it without precedent.
I'ay up all debts, theo you will
risk holding the remaij?^r ot tn?
.Tthft Ninety-eigb? Annual Associa
tion Eclipse^all Former Brather
Tho'Edgefield association is ap
peaching its one hundredth an
iversary,,tne 98th session having
nowpasj??d into history. It is hoped
thatj?f?'r people are looking for
ward to the celebration of the cen
tennial year, to crown the associa
tion's past accomplishments with
great and glorious gifts for the ad
vancement of the Master's king
The association was a saccess
from every standpoint,' and was
said by many who are in the habit
of attending, tb be one of the best
in its history. There is no better
place to~g?t good news of the spread
Kingdom than at a Baptist
One of the features of Tueaday
morning's deliberations was the
introductory sermon by Rev. B.
P. Mitchell on the attributes of
the model church ; the other tho
report on Periodicals prepared and
ably discussed by Rev. P. P. Bla
Edgefield has a great favorite in
the person of V. I. Masters. Dun
ing the discussion of periodicals he
was called to the front and re
ceived a cordial welcome as editor
of the new paper the Baptist Press,
now published at Greenwood.
No better thing could have boeu
done for the welfare of. the associa
tion than what was done in ; the
re-election of the present officers
of .the body. O. Sheppard Modera
tor; John M. Bell, Clerk; and L.
F. Dorn Treasurer.
At the Baptist church on Tues
day afternoon, Foreign missions
was the subject of the hour. Among
the speakers was the distinguished
B. F. Spilman of the Nashville
Sunday School Board. It]is known
that the Edgefield association pro
vides the support of their own
missionary? Rev. John Lake on
At the same hour, the ladies
gathered at the Presbyterian
church to hear from three of the
lady missionaries c.* the State
Board. Miss Gertrude Bramfield,
and Miss H. H. Wright of Horse
Creek Valley and Miss Lois Baker
of Columbia. This was the first
meeting of ladies everbeld in con
nection with the Edgefield associa
tion, and was a means of instruct
ion and a stimulant towards en
Tuesday evening brought to the
front two of the ablest speakers and
two of the most important subjects
presented before the body. Dr. C
C. Brown in a unique and forceful
way, presented the work of the
Board for Aged and Infirm Minis
t?re, and received a cash collection
of $25.00 for this work. Followiugj
this was a telling speech on Home!
Missions by Rev. J. D. Huggins
Vice President of Home Missions
for South Carolina.
Forty-two years ago in the old
church at Edgefield Rey. J. P.
Mealing preached his first mis
sionary sermon with youthful
modesty and self-depreciation,
asking as he did so the prayers of
the saintly Dr. Janies Furman.
On this latter occasion as he stood
almost ou the brink of the grave,
with the shrinking and timidity
of age, he asked the prayers of
those who sat around, his beloved
friends B,'me who had journeyed
long and others a shorter space
beaide him. At the end of his ser
mon Rev. A. J. S. Thomas spoke
soisae appreciative words of the
power and influence in the Edge
field association which had ema
nated from the example of our
beloved brother Mealing. May he
be spared yet fer many years!
Woman's work waa given more
time and consideration during-thie
association than in former years.
Tho Woman's societies have under
taken the support of oue of our
lady missionaries, Miss Gertrud^
Brumfield, now laboring in Hors3
Onr great cause of regret was the
absence of Dr. T..M. Bailey, our
honored and beloved secretary of
State Missions. He sent to us ap
bis substitute however, one whom
Edgefield and thc- association has
already learn?d to love, Rev. Wal
ter E. Wilkins, of Columbia, under
the inspiration of the speech hp
made on Stale missions as well
as to encourage the heart of tbe
absent Dr. Bailey, $50.00 was
raised iu cash contributions for the |
cause of State misssious.
Wednesday afternoon closed t be
sepsion of the association with the
reports on Suuday Schools, Or
phanage and Educatijn. Rev. A.
T. Jamison preaented the subject
of tbe orphanage and resolved a
Rev. Joel I. Allen who bas be
come famous by his work for the
$125.000 endowment of Furmau
University, made a thrilling
speech on the subject of Christian |
education, and raised a goodly sum
for the current expenses of Fur
University from the churches of
the Edgefield association.
Among the visitors cordially
welcomed to the association and
taking part in the deliberations
not hitherto mentioned, was Col.
Robert Watson of the Ridge as
Withal the meetiig of the
Edgefield association was a good
one-one of the best, if not the
best, in its history.. May each suc
ceeding year tell the same story.
Next year this body will assemble j
with the hospitable people of Red
Why October November and De
cember Claims Were Not Paid.
My purpose was not to engage
in a newspaper controversy, but
was to show the true statement of
the financial affairs vof_JEffig&?g??r
county. Our able grand 3?" cou 1 d
have don? so. and it was vmki duty
to do so, but.in their prej^tment
with reference to the SugHlisDr's
sffice, they made a signiaHftilure
intn^?. attempt to lead tlJP?blic
to believlH-hat the coj>tffy was so
far behind in rreir-ffcrcounts.
Mr. "Grand juror" in his reply
on August 30th admits the error
when he says that the past] in
debtedness did not amount to more
than $2,000.00 and that there was
on hand funds ampielo meet this.
This last statement is. about true
and all past indebtedness was paid
out of the funds for that purpose.
Mr. "Grand Juror" wishes to know
why the October, November and
December claims were not paid as
they fell due. If be will consult
tho president of the Farmers Ba uk
he can easily get the desired in
formation as to the October claims,
for at that time money was in the
banks to pay these claims, but the
supervisor's warrants were turned
down at the Farmers Bank and
claim holders were notified by the
officers of the said bank that mon
ey was left there to discount coun
ty paper at 20 per cent. I hope
this explains to Mr. "Grand Juror"
why the October claims were not
Mr. "Grand Juror" knows full
well that the county is run on
credit and that the expenses of
1904 are paid from collections of
funds from all sources from Oct
15th 1904 to Oct 15th 1905 as all
expenses of previous years have
been paid. The item ol $3,8S4 com
mutation tax, which be charges
the supervisor with as an available
fuiid for the year 1904, is an error
for the reason that that fund was
spent in the year 1903 and was
acccunted for in the settlement
for taxes in the year 1903. If Mr.
"Grand Juror" had charged the
supervisor with thc commutation
tax collected from the 15th Oct
1904 to April 15th 1905 and "the
funds from all other sources np to
that date then be could again see
how the Novemb2r and December
claims were paid.
It is time for Mr. "Grand Juror"
to quit suspecting others of dan
cing up on dotted lines but for
him to see .what is bt-fore him and
to quit reading between lines. Had
he made a true presentment of all
tniugs presented to him as he wap
sworn to*do the public would -?,v"
known all the facts without auy
explanation from any county of?i
cial other than that "Grand Juror"
D. P. SELF.
It would hive beau incredible
bTutality if Chas. F. Lemberger,
of Syracuse, N. Y., had not done
the beet he could for his suffering
SOD. "My boy," he says, "cut a
fearful gash over his eyo, so I ap
plied Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
which quickly healed it and savnd
his eye." Good for burne and ul
cers too. Only 25c at G. L. Pi un &'
Son W. E. Lynch & Co,
. COLD SPRING.
The association at Edge.fie'cl
was an ideal one. The good peo
ple of Edgefield did their part
to make it a success. The reporte
were all good and full of en
couragement. There were quite a
number of visiting brethreu thal
added much to the interest of tbe
aiisociation. There are inauy things
that we would like to say about
this great gathering of Baptists in
our county but we have not the
There was a large congregation
attended church yesterday at Re
hoboth. Four young people were
Miss Jennie Gilchrist has been
elected to teach the Rehoboth
school next session. Miss Jennie
?has been very successful as a
teacher and we are sure that she
will please both pupils and patrons
The mauy friends of Mr. F. B.
Thomas will be pained to know
that he is very ill .indeed. Mr.
Thomas is one of tho oldest and
most substantial citizens of our
Mr. John Wash is also quite
sick. We hear that he haB fever.
We hope for his speedy recovery.
Miss Sarah Glanton who han
been sick for several years is not
expected to live.
Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn and the
little boys leave to-day for Lau
rens and Spartanburg to visit
friends and relatives. Bro. Little
john was to have gou^ to the moun
tains for a week but owing to so
much serious sickness in his con
gregation he will not go.
While coming from Plum Branch
last week in bis wagon a tree fell
on Mr. Warren Winn and brok*
his collar bone aud three of bi^
ribs. Mr. Winn is now at Mr. P.
P. Dolitle's. He is resting very
well, bu' is in a seriousccudition.
Mrs. Estelle Thomas, of Stir,
S. C. is visiting her parents Mr.
and M rs. J.H. ?ussey.
it is reported on our streets thai
Mr. Rose Thomas of Star, S. O
bas purchasf'd tho farm of Mr.
Our town has telephone con
nection now. We can sit in cur
homand tails to our friends all
over the country. We hope 6'ion.tu
have connection with ridgefield.
Our stock of Uiniertak? r's Sup
plies is. complete. We carry all
sizcp, styles and grades af casket?
aud coffins. Our caskets finished
in plush and broadcloth are very
handsome. We stand ready to
serve you either day or night. Our
hearse responds promptly to ali
RAMSEY cfc JONES.
Thc Colonel's Waterloo,
Colonel John M. i Fuller, of
Honey Grove, Texas, nearly met
his Waterloo, fromLiver aud.Kid
says: "I was ucarty dead, of these
complaints, and, although I tried
my family .doctor, he did me no
good, so I got a 50c bottle of your
great Electric Bitters, which cured
me. I cousider them the best medi
cine on earth, aud thank Ged who
gave you the knowledge to make
them." Sold, and guaranteed to
cure, Dyspepsia, Biliousness aud
Kidney Disease, by G.. L. Penn cfc
Son W. E. Lynch & Co, at 50c a
BUISTS TURNIP SEED : We
have just received from the cele
brated Buist seed farms a full
supply of all varieties of Turnip
Seed, such as the Yellow Globe,
Golden Ball, Southern Seven Top,
Large White Globe, Yellow Aber
deen, and Improve dYellow Ruta
baga. It always pays to get the
best and nothing better than
these eau be bad. We always lead
G. L. PENN & SON.
Strikes Hidden Rocks.
When your ship of health
strikes the hidden rocks of Con
sumption, Pneumonia, etc., you
are lost, if you don't ger. help from
Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption. J. W. McKinuon,
of Talladega Springe, Ala., writes ;
"I had been very ill with Pneumo
nia, under the care of two doctors,
but was getting no better when 1
began to take Dr. King's New Dis
covery. The first dose- gave relief,
and one bottle cured mo." Sure
cure for sore thront, bionchilis,
coughs aud colds. Guaranteed at
G. L. Penn cfc Sou W. E. Lynch cfc
Co. Price 50G and $1.00. Trial
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take LAXATIVE BliOMO QUIN
INE Tabletg. AV. druggist refund
the morley ii' it fails to cure.
E. VV. Grove's signature isonea/jh
Chamberlain's Cough Reme
dy Acts on Nature's Plan.
The most successful medicines
are those that aid nature. Cham
berlain's. Cough Remedy acts on
this plan. Take it when you have
a cold .".nd it will allay the cough,
relieve tho lungs, aids expectora
tion opon the seer lions and aid na
turein restoring thesystem to a heal
thyjcondition.Th?usajds have test i
lied to its superior excellence, lt ;
counteracts any tendency of a cold j
to result- in pneumonia. Price 25 j
cents. Large siz?, 50 cents. -For*
sale by G. L. Penn cfc Son.
Your Prescriptions Solicited,
Let us fill yon. prescriptions.
Only the best drugs are us^d, of
which we carry a large i'r^Eih otock.
For many years we have been com
poundeis of proscriptions, there
fore have no hesitancy in guaran
teeing perfect satisfaction.
G. L. PEISTN & SON.
Corner Store's Special Sale.
We wish to thank you for the
generous buying during the Sep
tember Special Sale and if you will
toll us what you wish to buy cheap
at our Special October Sale. Fill
out this coupon and Jeave or send
to the Corner Store not later than
These coupons will be carefully
looked over and at an early date
in October we will give an all-day
salo on the article receiving the
vote of tbegreatrst number of cus
Get your vote iu early and we
will grant- you a splendid oppor
tunity of the season.
? To THE CORNER STORE,
t EDGEFIELD, S. C.
^ Please make your next Spe- ^
cial Sale on.__g)
(State Article Here)
Money to Loan.
I have money . without limit th
loan on improved town and farm
propc rfy. Call to see me at my
office at Edgefield, S. C.
Wm. P. CALHOUN^.
We are daily openin,
Prices never so reascj
The quality and wp:
Come and see their]
$6.00 to $18.00, Boys^
We solicit your tt
Next to D(]?fBce.
the early si
fll Stock of
to buy the
selves th a
msacked all of
: of eve ry th
Tn ow have the n
Nothing, Shoes, ...
:ed before thc Ec
NOfiy wc bought these g
if you need fall merchandise
you mane j'.
^ That we will NEVER-B 5
as /cheap as any body and wil
ca-n.bet on that. -,
The constant increase of c
patrons are PLEASED" with c
In order to start business
are in earnest we are offering
""Come and let us shov
In Autum IV;
4 NOW ON
.The Dress Goods Depart
Broad Cloth at 50 cts. yard. 5
$1.00 quality at 85 cts. also Pa
Poplin and Brilliantine.
New Mole Skin Outing, .'
Fancy Patterns latest Colorings
Doilies and ioJ? Sheeting.
ter Brown and Buster Brown's
SHOES OF STYLE AN
for medium wear, for evening
Oueen Ouality and Reeds, Mei
W. H. Turner's Box Calf.
Represent the following old
Home of New York,
New York Und er w
Phoenix of f
These companies have bee
count}- for over twenty-five ye;
We will appreciate a coi
Prompt and careful attention g
Statistics show startliug
tality, from appendicitis and
tonitis. To preveut and curej
awful diseases, there is ji
reliable remedy, Dr. Kinj
Life Pills. M. Flaunery, u
tom House Place, Chicag??
"They have no equal forj
lion and Biliousness"
L. Penn cfc Son W. E. LJ
; Attractive as ouj
Ten Th ou and Cb
with L. & M. Pain
Liberal quanti J
X gallons L. <j
3 gallons oil, y
m the barrel at
u, and mix it
Martinez L. cfc
ht cost about $1 20
Gregory Fort Plain,
ld L. & M. paint for
?aiB, and everyone is
'to lind bow little is re
paint a big house."
fG. L. Penn & Son.
bur large line of fall and
: buying. Men's Suits from
i.oo to $7.00.
.. HART & CO.
merchandise is now ready for
the LEADING MARKETS
ing aird we congratulate our
iost ELEGANT ARRAY of
Hats and Notions that has
oods to sell, not to keep, and
we arc in a position to save
;' UNDERSOLD. We buy
I SELL as CHEAP. You
>iir business shows that our
air dealings and our goods.
and to let people know we
SPEC [AL BA RGA1NS on
i von what we have
- EDGEFIELD, S. C.
.men t can show you 54 inch
2 inch Broad Cloth, regular
nama, Henriettes, Melrose,
English Pe rc als, Ginghams,
T. Full of Dom ask Towels,
NT. Did you ever try Bus
Sister's Hose. If not do so
D MERIT for School Wear,
wear, for full dress, Ladies
n's and BoyTs Hu manic Vici,
reliable and popular Fire
lar tf ord,
1 Insurance Company of
Company of London,
lingham Insurance Company-.
n doing business in Edgefield
itinuar.ee of your patronage,
i ven to ali business.
. ?ffi ten
line of Household Paints
d Oil, Lead, Turpentine
eh and Varnish Stains at
TIMM ONS BKOS.
liri from a Burn Promptly*
Relieved by Chamberlain's
A little child of Michael S tauss
of Verrnon, Conn, was recentiy in
great from a burn on his hand, and
as cold applications only increased
the iuflamation, Mr. Strauss came
to Mr. .Tame? N. Nichols, a local
merchant, for something to stop
the paiu. Mr. Nichols says: "I
advised him to use Chamberlain's
Pain Balm, and the first anplica
ti?n drew out the iuflamation and
gave immediate relief. I have usr-d
this liniment myself and recom
mend it very often for cuts, burns,
strains and lame back, and have
never knowujit to disappoint." For
sale by G. L. Penn &. Son.
Heinz's Baked Beans m caus at
Has Stood the Test 25 Years
The old, original GROVE'S Tasteless
Chill Tonic. You know what you are
taking, lt is iron and quinine in a
tasteless form. No cure, no pay. liOc.
If your eyes are worth
having they are worth saving.
Do so with the right kind of
Geo. F, Mims?
GET OHR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, On and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin, Press
Cane Mill.and Shingle Outfits.
I1.IIildinp.J!ridge, Factory, Furic
and Railroad Caslicgs, Railroad, Mil
Machinists'and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Racking, Injectors, Pipe
Fittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
cast every day. Work 150 Hands.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler,
Press and Gin Work*
t-jff" Repa is Promptly Done
Lombard Iron Works & Supply Co
I THE AUGUSTA
S23 Broad Street.
[Jj W. B. YOUNG, Iv-sidcnt
|(| J. G. WEIGLE, - ' - - - Cashier
! SAVINGS ACCOUTS SOLICITED
'Jj interest Paid 011 Deposits,
jj JANUARY AND JULY,
ll) Rate i%
! When placing your insur-.
; ance give me neall. I rep-j
resent a very strong line ol'
? Insurance Companies, our
j Agent for the New Yearj
I^I?^JE: - - .
? insurance Co. I will ap
! prec?ate a share ol'yourbusi
uess. 1 can be found at my
office-Oflioc No. 3---over Bank of!
J?, me ? X. mL\f??
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository.
J. C. SiiKPPAKD, \V. V/. ADAMS,
J. ll. BOOK NIGHT, T. H. RAINSFORD,
J. M. COBB, B. S. HOLLAND,
A. S. TOJJTKINS, C. C FULLER,
J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. >V. ADAMS, Vice-Prerident.
E. J. M I.MS, Cushier
,J, H. ALLEN", Ass'l Cashier.
Rays inlapest on d/.'no^ts by .-pecial
Money to loan on liberal term.--.
Prompt and polite attention to bus
YOUR Account Solicited.
We carry a full line of all
kinds of Paints, also Lead, Oil
and TVrpeutine. Large ?issirtment
G. I. PEfAN& SON.
THE FARM?RSB? NK
OF EDGEFIELD S. c..
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN EDC
Paid up Capital..'. $ 58,000.00
Surplus and Undivided .Profits. ?oyOOO-00
Liability of Stockholders.v 58,000.00
Protection to Depositors.$139,000.00
i. We invite attention of those desiring a safe depository fer their money to the auuva
acts. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
(JiiJsr prov ?sion of its charter this bank is authorized to act ss trustee, guardian
dministr.itor and executor, and to accept and execute trusts generally.
A. E. PADGETT, President 1*. H RAIN- F JUD, Vice-Prc
VV. H. HARLING, Cashier. J. E. CAUGHMAN, Asst.-Cashier
My Carriage and Repair Shop at tJie Gray
Stahles is now well-equipped. I invite y m to in
Large force of competent workmen-Full supply
of the best material always on hand.
Can build, you a new wagon [or repair your old
one on short notice.
Tire Setting and Horse Shoeing done in the best
Give me a call.
EX W. SAMUEL.
Do you need a pair of
If so, call to see us.
We sell the celebrated
CROSSETT SHOES for
men.. Fall Stock just re
ceived. There are none
IWTry a pair.
Pianos, Organs and
Machines. Also the
lian Piano Player. - M
Call on or write us for
prices and terms.
NINETY SIX, S. C.
Now is your time to save
money. Buy your Bleached
and Brown Domestics from
jf???lfci? TH E W?RLD. . ?
New Fall Goods Arriving.
"The Leading Tn3ur.m:;e Company of America"
CAPITA i, and SURPLUS OVER io.opp,opp.pp
No Fire Insurance Company in tilt United States has
as muchCASH Capital or Capital and Surplus Combined.
? J. NORRIS, AGENT,
Stood The Test 25 Yean
No-Cure-No-Pay. 50 cents.