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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1905.
J. ^Tillie Levy
We have for this Fall the Grandest Line of Suits,
Over-Coats and Furnishing Goods and Hats for Men, Boys
? and Children, ever brought to Augusta.
Ask to see our JOHNSON & MURPHY & BARRY
FOR TtfE LADIES.
We have the Greatest line of Tailor Made Suits
Odd ?Skirts, Shirt Waists, Belts and Neckwear.
JJ8?"Call and examine our Goods before buying else
J. WILLIE LEVY,
866 Broad Street, - 0 m: - Augusta, Ga.
973 Broad St. " , _
oeojoi^s st. Augusta, Ga.
Everything on Wheels
Mr. W. T. FIELD the senior member of the old firm
of FIELD &'KELLY has bought out their business at the
same old stand 973 Broad Street and Q6O Jones Street, nn
der the name of
Ifield. & Co.
We will sell ali the stock bought of Field & Kelly con
sisting Carnages, Buggies, Wagons, ^Bicycles, Harness,
Saddles, Buggy Robes, Etc., LESS than FACTORY
THESE GOODS MUST GO to make room for our
immense new line of goods now coming in.
??WRemember the place the large 3 story brick build
ing with sign on top
"Everything on Wheels.
Carriages, Surreys, Wagons & Baggies
I Carry tho Best Stock m the Southern States
The Famous Babcock Vehicles, AU Styles
HACKNEY famv wagons, thc best wagon on thc market for
the money. *
? CINCINNATI and other cheap and moderate priced bug'
gies and Survies.
A BIG STOCK AND GOOD VARIETY
Jost received fifteen cases of Chase's. FineJBuggy and Carriage Robes and
Horse Blankets, the best robe manufacturer in the'United States.
Prices very moderate as I buy direct and you get the
benefit of factory?prices.
Masury'e House and Carriage Paints, the Best Paint Made.
Will Sell Extremely Low to;Reduce, the Stock.
~"~ '" ^9 ancr,75T uroatr-swe^.
I am in position to make very close prices Cn Fancy
and Heavy Groceries, Notions and Staple Dry Goods
When you come to town come to my store. I will not
. be undersold.
I can save you money.
Opposite Oil Mill, Edgeiield, S, C.
W. W. RAMSEY. G. W. LEGWEN.
RAMSEY & LEGWEN .
835-837 Reynolds Street, - - AUGUSTA, GA
C. A. GRIFFIN & CO.,
Represent the following old reliable and popular Fire
Home of New York,
New York Underwriters,
Phoenix of Hartford,
Royall Insurance Company of
Northern Insurance Company of London,
Atlanta-Birmingham Insurance Company,
HARTFORD INSURANCE COMPANY
These companies have been doing business in Edgefield
county for over twenty-five years.
We will appreciate a coutinuance of your patronage.
Prompt and careful attention given to all business.
Pianos, Organs and Sewing
Machines. Also tue Oeci
lian Piano Player.
Call on or write us for
prices and terms.
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THE CLOSING SCENE
Portsmouth Treaty Officially Signed
By Both Rulers
io DONE WITHOUT ANY CEREMONY
War in the Pax East Ofiei?lly Ends
With the Signatures of Czar and
Washington, Special-The emperor
of Russia' and the emperor of Japan
Saturday morning signed their re
spective copies of the peace treaty,
thus officially ending war.
Baron Rosen, the Russian ambas
sador, called at the state department
and saw Secretary Root. While he
had no official advices on the subject
information had reached him to the
effect that the emperor of Russia had
early in the day affixed his signature
to thc treaty.
A few minutes after noon Minister
Takahira appeared at the state de
partment with a message stating that
the emperor of Japan had signed the
treaty at Tokyo. A cablegram was
immediately dispatched to Spencer
Eddy charge of the American embas
sy at St. Petersburg, who was in
.str.icted to inform the Russian for
eign office that the emperor of Ja
pan had signed the treaty.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-The
treaty of peace was signed Saturday
though the representative of the for
eign office refused to make any offi
cial statement on parchment with the
the French'and English text in paral
lel columns, was sent by Foreign Min
ister Lamsdorff to Peterhof, where
thc ceremony of signing took place.
Paris, By Cable.-Premier Rou vier,
acting on behalf of the Russian gov
ernment, cabled M. Harmand, the
French minister at Tokyo, to inform
the Japanese government that the em
peror of Russia had sgined the peace
treaty, thus completing Russia's part
in the conclusion of peace between
that country and Japan.
DEATH OF SIR HENRY IRVING-.
Attack of Synocope After Return to
Hotel On Conclusion of Perform
ance at Bradford, England, Caus
ed Death at 11:30 O'clock Friday
London, By Cable.-Sir Henry Irv
ings died suddenly at Bradford Friday
The death of the distinguished ac
tor was _totally. unexpected. He,.was_
?hgaged"in ' 'a*TourSif tte provf?cesjT
appearing nightly, and a few dajs ago
spoke at a public meeting in advo
cacy of the movement for a munici
Sir Henry played as usual at Brad
ford, and returned from the theatre
to his hotel, where he was seized with
an attack of syncope, dying at 11:3C
Irving's last appearance was ts
"Becket," in Lord Tennyson's play
of that name.
The Associated Press received the
following telegram from Sir Henry
Irving's mnager, Bran Stoker: "Very
terrible news. Sir Henry Irving had
an attack of Syncope after returning
from the theatre to the hotel and died
Ready For General Passenger Agents.
Mexico City, Special.-The commit
tea having in charge the entertain
ment of the members of the General
Passenger Agents' Association of
Ameirca has completed all arrange
ments for the care of the party from
the time of their arrival at the bor
der until they reach this city, where
they will hold their convention from
October 17 to 21 inclusive.
Slight Eire on Governor's Island.
New York, Special.-A slight fire
started Sunday in the bakery of Cas
tle Williams, on Governor's Island,
in which there are about 300 military
prisoners, most of whom were exer
cising in the court,yard. The pris
oners formed a bucket bagrade and
had the blaze out before the fire com
pany arrived. The damage is small.
Five Swept Overboard.
New York, Special.-Five lives are
known to have been lost and more
than 30 persons injured, sprue of them
seiiousty, on the Cunard line steamer
Campania last Wednesday when a gi
gantic wave rolled over the steamer
and swept across a deck thick with
steerage passengers. John Graham of
Milwaukee was one of the passengers
washed overboard and lost. Ho was
traveling in the steerage. In addition j
to the name of John Graham the
Cunard linc officials gave out the fol
lowing names of steerage passengers
who were washed overboard ..
Holston Methodist Conference Prais
Bristol, Va., Special.-The Holston
Conference of the Methodist Episco
pal church, South, in session here
unanimously adopted a resolution
commending President Roosevelt's ef
forts in behalf of peace between Ja
pan and Russia. Bishops Hoss and
Duncan of the Southern Methodist
church, were both present at tht con
River Craft's Fatal Mishap.
Vicksburg, Special.-Heavily load
ed with freight and with a crew of
25 me.i, the steamer Elk, while back
ing out from the city landing struck
a snag and sunk in 25 feet of water.
From five to ten negro roustabouts
were drowned, but the exact number
will probably not be known for sev
eral days. The loss of the boat and
cargo is estimated at $25.000, partly
insured. The Elk is a local steamer,
which has been plying between this
point and Davis Bend.
PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARIFS
Many Comities Have Decided to In
crease the Number of Libraries Put
in Operation Last Year?
Columbia, Special.-The State sup
erintendent of education has received
the annual statistical reports from all
of the county superintendens except
those pf Anderson, Chester) Chester
field, Colleton, Florence, Greenville,
Lancaster, Laurens and Lexington.
Some of these superintendents have
written that their reports will be
ready to send in wthin the next ten
One feature of interest iii the re
port will be the matter of encourag
ing free libraries in the rural schools.
Superintendent Martin Friday is
sued the following letter explaining
the status of the library proposition :
To County Superintendents and Tech
This office i? receiving library re-*
quisitions at the rate of one a* day
Now is the time to push this work. I
think that the State appropriation
will hold out until the end of the year,
but it will be impossible to get the
State money during January and Feb
ruary, as Ave have to wait fot' th? ap
propriation bill. Let us hear from
every first-class teacher OP this im
portant matter. Surely every one of
this class can raise $10 in order to
get a .$40 library. During the past 18
months libraries have been establish
ed and increased as follows:
Berkeley. 8 l
Chester. 9 ..
Chesterfield. 6 ..
Dorchester. 1 ..
Greenville.... .. ...19 1
Lancaster. .0 .,
Orang?burg. 19 5
Pickens. 10 1
Richland. 30 10
Saluda. 13 ..
Spartanburg. 23 ..
Sumter. 12 1
York. 2o ..
AYe have received notice of the
building of quite a number of new
school houses under the act of the last
session of the legislature to encour
age adequate school buildings. The
comptroller general will, in a few
days send out another apportionment
of dispensary funds. The law pro
vides that some- of this money may be
used for this purpose. This is a great
opportunity for a community which
needs a new school building. It gives
a good opportunity also for several
communities to consolidate their
Please let your trustees understand
that local or special taxes may be
voted after January 1. There ought
to be a great many such taxes voted
for next year. This is the only plan
under the law to replace the dispen
sary funds in those counties which
have or may vote out thc dispensaries.
For the last two or three years the
chools have been receiving from
$200,000 to $250,000 from dispensary
profits. This amount exceeds either
the poll tax or local taxes. Local tax
ation is one of the best ways to. raise
school revenues, because it requires
local interests and enthusiasm. Most
of the States raise the greater part
of their school funds by local taxa
tion. While some districts have voted
all the constitution allows them to
vote, yet less than 20 per cent, of our
school revenues is raised in this way.
Let us agitate this question now, so
that the people may be ready to vote
Allow me again to call the atten
tion of teachers to the teachers' read
ing circle. Progressive" teachers should
keep studying and it will give renew
ed zeal to study with other such teach
ers in the township or county.
Wishing you a most successful ses
sion, I ara,
O. B. MARTIN,
State Supt. Education.
A New Telephone Company.
A new stock telephone company has
been organized at Fort Lawn with 42
subscribers and bright prospects. The
stockholders pay $10 each and a rental
of 40 cents per month. Mr. Less Ab
ernathy is president and Mr. Chapman
manager of the* company. A private
linc has been strung.to Great Falls
and a regular line to Chester.
Due West Railroad Company.
A commission was issued to the cor
porators of the Due West railroad
company, capitalized at $22,000. The
company proposes to build and ope
rate a standard guage railroad be
tween Due West and Donalds. The
length of the road will be four miles.
The persons interested are: R. S. Gal
loway, Rev, James Boyce, R. C.
Brownlee, ?. B. Clinkscales, J. W.
Wideman, P. L. Grier, J. R. Bell, E. L.
Reid, J. C. Tribble, Rev. F. Y. Press
ley, E. P. Kennedy and A. S. Ken
nedy, all of Due West.
IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Occurrences of interest in Various"
Farts of the State.
Columbia Cotton Market.
The cotton market steady.
I Low middling.9
Strict low middling.9%
Strict-middling. .,. ?... .9y2
Good middling.,,, .9%
General Cotton Middling.
New Orleans, firm.10
Savannah, quiet, .9%
Charlemont firm..., ....9y2
New York, quiet., .10.25
St. Louis, steady.. ,,.10%
ASKS ABOUT DISPENSARY ELEC
Anderson's Supervisor Submits Sev
eral Questions Concerning Manner
of Conducting the Election.
Anderson, Special."-County Super
visor S. O. Jackson ha? not yet taken
action in ordering the dispensar}- elec
tion, giving as his reason that he
wants' the1 kw fully construed before
a vote is had on the issue in the coliii
ty. The election to fill vacancy in the
legislature has already been ordered
for the 4th of November, and under,
the agreement reached some time ago
the supervisor stated that lie would or
der the dispensary election" the Same
day as the other, so as to save ex
penses. At the request of the super
visor the county attorney, Capt. H.
H. Watkins, has written Attorney
General Gunter in reference to the fol
''First, Does the State of County
pay the expenses of holding elections
on the question of 'dispensary, or
"Second, Does the supervisor ap
point the managers pf these elections,
or is it the duty of the commissioners
of State elections to appoint these
managers and canvass returns? j
' ' Thirds _If the supervisor appoints
i ?jhjaa^^^^^^S^e^^^fcii^tq can
vass Teturnes and declare tue r^suTTT
'Fourth. What length of advertis
ment, if any,.of the notice of election
The delays in reaching a vote in
the county have been many, but it ?9
hardly probable that an effort will bp.
made to postpone it any longer. The
supervisor states that he will act
when the attorney general gives his
construction of the law upon the ques
tions submitted by the county at
Much Depends Upon lt.
Columbia, Special-A singular state
of affairs was reported to the office
of the attorney general. A defective
vote had been thrown out in a muni
cipal election at Blackville aud upon
that vote depended the election of the
new intendant and one warden. The
vote was regarded as defective as
it named but three for wardens when
four should have been voted for. The
candidates for intendent received a tie
vote and two of the candidates for
warden were in the ? same predica
ment. The attorney general's office
was asked as to the validity of the
Palmetto News Items.
The dispensary at Marion closed
last Saturday, and the'stock on hand
was shipped to the Florence dispen
sary. However, it is said that there
was very little to be shipped and the
institution seemed to gain in popu
larity after the election.
The dispensary was voted out of
Darlington county by over two to
Member of the Aiken Coloney.
Aiken, Special.-William R. Trav
ers, who is reported as having com
mitted suicide in New York was a
prominent member of the northern
cottage colony in Aiken. Mr. Travers
was a regular visitor to Aiken for
several years before the Highland
Park hotel burned in 189G. After
the fire he became a pioneer member
of the cottage colony, buying a fine
piece of property on the famous
Whiskey road. He improved this
property and today "Rye Patch" is
one of the handsomest places in Aiken.
John A. Law, who with W. H. Fleit
mann of New York, Wm. Winchester,
Baltimore, and E. W. Robertson, Co
lumbia, composed the executive com
mittee of the directors of the Union
and Buffalo mills has resigned his po
sition on the board.
Individual bankruptcy proceedings
were instituted agah,..t E. I. Rosen
fold, general manager of the Western
Life Indemnity Company, and an ap
plication for a receiver for the com
pany was also argued.
Pittsburg, Special.-The startling
discovery has been made that thc Ad
ams Express Company has been vic
timized to the extent of $100,000, sup
posedly through the peculation of an
Bomar Stabs Garrett.
Gadsen, Ala., Special.-B. F. Gar
rett, a well-known contractor, was ser
iously and probably fatally stabbed
by 0. M. Bomar, who made his es
cape. Family troubles alleged as the
IS LIKE LYNCH LAW
President Spencer Speaks on Railway
TAKES A FIRM STAND AGAINST IT
Declares Government Regulation is
Unfair, Unjust, and Opposed to the
Fundamental Principles of Anglo
Newark, N. J., Speciitl.-That gov
ernment control of railroad properties
as proposed in the Esch-Townsend
bill, which was considered at the last
session of congress, is unfair, unjust
to the railroads, opposed to the fun
damental principles of Anglo-Saxon
jurisprudence, and is equivalent to
providing by statute for the enforce
ment of commercial lynch law, is in
substance thc replay of the railroads
to che agitation for railroad rate leg
islation, as outlined by President Sam
uel Spencer, of the Southern railway,
in an address before the Newark
board of trade. Mr. Spencer said in
"Up to the present time shipper
and carrier have been fred to work to
gether, without political interference
to facilitate the establishment of new
industries; to reach out for new mar
kets fot our farmers and manufac
turers; to create new communities and
to maintain the prosperity of tho.se
already established, and to cooperare
to th? fullest possible extent to en
large the V?luibe of both our domestic
and foreign trade.
Propose to Change Systeni.
"It is now proposed to change this
system and substitute for it one ID
which artificial bureacratic methods
will take the place of the natural laws
of trade and commence, which have
been thc controlling force and evolu
tion of tlie present system.
"And it must be borne in mind that
it is proposed to give those enomous
powers lo a body on whom no respon
sibilities rest or can rest, for thc pre
servation of maintenance of thc rail
road property, or for thc discharge of
financial obligations, or the fulfillment
of its duties to the public as an effi
cient common earner.
"The president, in his last annual
message, laid special emphasis upon
the necessity for doing away with re
-b^tes and for the keeping of the high
ways of transportation open to all
%U?j?j?ttj feaatsi Tkm is so iagss.
or controversy before the people or
congress as to whether or not rebates
or secret discriminations should be
stopped. No one desires more than
the railway managers themselves that
there should be an end to all such
No Rational Suggestions.
"No rational suggestions have been
made, however, as to how the grant
ing of rate making power to the in
terstate commerce commission sould
be effective to this end. A rebate or
any secret discrimination device can,
of course, be applied to a government
rate as well as to one made by the
"One of the most serious objections
to the legislation proposed is that, un
der it a rate once fixed by the com
mission would continue in force inde
finitely, unless changed by the com
mission or by the court. The carrier
would, therefore, have no power tc
make either reductions or increases
to meet new conditions.
"To place in the hands of one tri
bunal which is oi may be prosecutor,
jury and judge and at the same time
executioner is equivalent to being one
statute for the enforcement of com
mercial lynch law."
Wisconsin Central Sold.
Milwaukee, Special.-The Journal
says: "The Wisconsin Central has
been sold and the new interests are in
full control. They represent big
Eastern financiers and the change
means that the line will finally enter
Milwaukee Southern and that it will
become part of a great railroad sys
Judge Solicited for Canfpaign.
Washington, Special.-The charge
of soliciting and accepting campaign
contributions in the campaign of 1902
made against United States Circuit
Court Judge Baker, of Indiana, by
the Civil Service Commission, has
been referred to the Department of
ustice by the commission. In connec
tion with the refernce the commission
gave out an official statement of the
case in which it was said "the statute
of limi'ations is the only defense
which can be opposed to the charge."
Was There Foul Play?
New York, Special-Police dragged
the Harlem river for the body of Mrs.
Katherine Duerr, who was drowned
under circumstances so suspicious as
to cause the arrest of Mrs.. Duerr's
husband, Otto, and his friend Charles
Hahn. Raymond Mcssmer and his
wife, Mary, parents of the drowned
womau, declared to Coroner O'Gor
man that they believed she had been
a victim of foul play.
Neck Broke But Went Mile.
Cincinnati, Special-After falling
into a Big Four gravel pit near Law
renceburg, Ind., and breaking his neck
an Italian laborer, assisted by a
friend, walked nearly a mile to his
tent, holding his head in his hands the
whole distance. Physicians found
that the man's neck had been frac
tured at the fifth vertebrae and de
clared the injuries frill undoubtedly
Are You Coming
IF SO BE SURE TO VISIT THE
GREAT STOVE HOUSE .
(C. B. ALLEN'S OLD STAND)
Largest country patronage of any Stove House in Augusta.
3 car loads of Stoves and Banges just
DEALERS IN-Cooking Stoves, Heaters, Grates, Tinware,
840 Broad Street.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.
MANUFACTURERS OF -
? I 111
AND DEALER IN
Cement, Plaster, Hair, Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
Ready Roofing and other Material.
Write Us For Prices.
Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets,
Augusta, _ ' _ Georgi?.
Large Shipments of the beat makes pf wagons and buggies
just received. Our stock of furniture and ?orase furnishing*
is complete. A Large stock.
COFFINS and CASKETS.
W always on hand. All calls for pur Hearse prompt^"
responded to. All goods sold oh a small mafr
gin oFp?ofit. Call to see me, I will save yoa
GKE:O. DP. COBB.
Johnston, South ^Gagcdkuk
THIS SPACE IS TAKEN BY
The Leading Grocers of Augusta Gft.#
?W. F. SAMPLE of Saluda Counlji and
H. H. SCOTT, JR., of Edgefield County are with ta
and want to see you.
For Fire and Life
OAUGHMAN 8L HARLINC
BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
We represent the best Old Line Companies.
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(JAUGHMAN & HARLING /\GJENTS
g^gae- .. .?.1 aaa*
David Sin sky
11009 BROAD STREET_
ESTIMATES GIVEN ON ALL KINDS OP
Galvanized Iron Cornice aDd Sheet
Metal Work, Skylights, etc.
Dealer in Stoves, Ranges, Mautels, Tiling, Grates, Tin Plate, Galvan?
ized Iron, Copper, Zinc, Solder, Eave Troughs and Conduotor Pipe,
Roofing and Sheathing Papers.
Shop and Ware Room, 1010 JONES ST.,
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA._ .
Day & OTaiinaliill Co.
Jobbers of Hardware, Tinware, Cutlery and jtons,
Carriage and Wagon Material, Belting, Leather, Rope, Harneas, and
Saddlery. Carriages and Buggies best grades. Studebaker Wagoni,
Moyer Concords the lightest draft work built.
Agents for Hand Fire Extinguishers. For $2.00 don't
be without one. It may save your house or the life of you