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% J. JD. MIMS, - - - EDJ
ONE YEAR $3
WEDNESDAY, NOV. S, :
One mouth from to-day, D<
ber the Stb, the tale will have
told. Edgefield will have
a stand for or against liquor.
In: bis proclamation, sc
apart Thursday, November
30th, as Datioualthanksgivinf
President Roosevelt gives ex
sion to lofty, aud beautiful i
ment?. If the teeniiLg mil
who will lead this official i
ment will honestly endeavi
live up to the high ide?is set
iu it they will be made bei ter
and women thereby.
The Aikeu Journal says
"changing cars at, Tieutoti is
annoying to tourists comin
Aiken." Yee, changing cai
alway/? annoying to everyfc
-but what is more anuoyiu
Edgefield passengers thau ch
. iug cars is haviug to wait at 1
ton till a few Yankees, with 1
golf clubs and poodle dogF,
carried to Aiken, seventeen n
away, before they, the said E
--?-* field passengers, are brough
their destination, which is <
. six miles from Trenton.
Cc m missions Should Be Revc
Much is said of the very st
geut laws and safeguards that
* thrown aroui'd the insurance c
pauies that are chartered iu e<
of the northern 6taks. Aud
iu spite of it all the officers
trjes? companies perpetrate fr
upon their policy holders with
let or hindrance. The Ileura
Commiisioner of Missouri t
however, hit upcu a flan whicl
executed will right the wror
. This officer has notified oue of
large compauieb that unless
amount contributed lo the Repi
Hean campaign fund is paid bi
^ io the policy holders the com rr
sion allowing said company to
business in thej?tate of Misse
will be revoked. If every st;
were to take similar action t
officers of this company wot
have to reimburse the policy ho
ers, also desist from fraud and e
trayagauce in future or go out
. .'.business al together.
section afford the best index as
the prosperity of that town or sr.
tion. Wheu deposit accounts a
J?w and the loane of the ban
stand at thu high-water mark it
safe to say that business is d
pressed and that the people ge
erally are in straightened cireur
stances. On the contrary, wh*
deposits are heavy and loans ha1
been greatly reduced, with litt
demand for money, one needs r
better evidence of prosperity,
is the latter condition that obtaii
in Edgefield. The two banks hax
never collected better at any tin
since they were org?nized tha
they have this fall, nor have d<
posits been so heavy before ?
thiB season. Many an old not
and mortgage that havejyellowe
with age have been cancelled an
y consigned to the flames, nere
_more^-to be a nightmare to thei
maker. Furthermore, maoy fai
mers who heretofore have barel
"made both ends meet" are out c
debt and carrying bank books i;
their pockets. Surely, the peopl
of cid Edgefield county will hav
much to give thanks for on Thanks
. giving Day of 1905.
Very Successful Union Meeting.
(Written For Last Week.)
EDITOR ADVERTISER :
The Union Meeting of the 2n(
diviRion of the Edgefield Associa
tion met with Big Stevens Creel
church last Saturday and Sunday
The attendance of delegates waf
rather slim, several churches not
being represented. The meeting
was an enjoyable one, in ever}
way, notwithstanding the rathei
The various queries were dis
cussed with a rare degree of in
telligence and harmony. On Sun
day the missionary sermon was
preached ty Rev. G. P. Bush, the
regular appointee, Mr. Littlejohn
being unable io attend on account
pt sickness. After the sermon we
^ had quite an interasting speech
from Bro. Drew Nixon, represent
ing the orphanage, after which a
contribution of $20.50 was taken
up for the orphanage. This was
considered a remarkably fin?
showing from so small a congre
Our present efficient moderator
and clerk. Bros. Dorn and Adam ?,
were unanimously re-elected to
serve for the pnsuiug year. The
energy and enthusiasm of? Bro.
Dorii is so very contagious that
the person who fails to catch it
in short ord'-r must be too slow
to catch anything worth having.
While our church belongs to tho
Ridge Aessociation, we are nearer
.this division of the" Edgpfield as
sociation than any division of the
Ridget. Therefore, as a matter ot
c?nv?nience we meet with the
yy:- . nearest Uuion.
. G. w. M;
VERY STRONG APPEAL
For More Water, More Cleanli
ness and More Alertness on
the Part of the City
EDITOR ADVERTISER : The recent
move on the part of our people to
raise money for the purpose of
establishing an electric plant ?3 a
good one and highly to be com
mended. The ready response in
t he way of subscript ions to sa:ne
shows that we have some wide
awake people among us. While
that is the case, the electric light
ing of our town is about its least
Water, water, water, and clean
liness, cleanliness, is the cry from
all eides. Water and cleanliness,
we must have and that without de
lay, but so far as I am able to as
certain, no efforts are being made
in th it direction. We are on the
brink c: ;. water famine and our
property stands today without pro
tection because we bave not enough
water to extinguish a ohioken ooop
if flames were to break out here.
While tb?t is the case, there is
still another greater need, aud one
that effects ourv6ry lives. While
the health of our towu is greatly
endangered by impure water, the
sanitary condition of the place is
absolutely a death trap. No at
tention s?einc to PQ paid to_ that
matter. Our city fathers geem fco
be asleep or blind.
The condition of the town is
simply somethiog fearful to con
template, Tbe streets are un?
Kept. Back Ipts reek with filth.
Hog penn aro allowed iu the popu
lous portions of the town without
any sanit?r}' regulations of the
name. The smell from them rises
up under the windows of people
who have to bear the odor and the
danger of becoming sick from
same, It simply amounts to a
shame of the first wator that the
town does not attempt to oorreot
The city fathers may Bay that
no complaints are lodged with
them, but that is no excuse. Our
well paid police force should be
required to examine all premises
two or three times a week and rer
port what they fiud, instead of
spending their time holding down
a few "window eilis in a limited
space ou the square,
It w )uld require too much space
to go into detail about tbese mat
ters. My aim is to call attention
to them as complaints are being
heard on all sides.
The duty of the police is more
than arresting a few drunkeu per
sons; and the duty of the town
council is more than meeting once
a month' to try. those persons,
'f hose are the facts that I desire to
emphasize. The first care of cur
city fathers should be the health
of the tewni butiu Edgefield, that
care seemB to be iguored.
1 admit the fact that from Mayor
down, our city fathers are worthy
men, men of as good standing as
we have, but that does not relieve
them of the charge" of -neglecting
It is more" important to look
after the health of the place than
it is to lay too much stress on
blind tigers, or the sale of a glass
of coco cola or a.cigar on Sunday.
Enforce all of the ordinances of
the town alike without fear or
favor, but especially enforce,
strictly, every ordinance relating
to tho eanitary condition of the
place. If the ordinances of the
place are not sufficient, pass others
tnat will meet the situation.
If our city fathers would turn
their attention to that matter, it
would surprise them as to how
small the cost would be.
There is not a worse kept town
in South Carolina than Edgefield,
and we need men to. manage its
affairs who will see that that stigma
be removDd from it.
Smaller towns than this, and
towns of much leBS wealth, can put
us to the blush. We must get out
of the old ruts and that before an
other, summer comes. The people
must rise in their might and .de
mand that such be the case.
WM. P. CALHOUN.
A Creeping Death.
Blood poison creeps up towards
the heart, causing death. J. E.
Stearns, Belle Plaine, Mi:m,
writes that a friend dreadfully.in
jured his hand, which swelled up
like blood poisoning. Bucklen's
Arnica Salve drew out the poison,
healed the wound, and saved hu
life. Best in the world for burns
and sores. 25c at W. E. Lynch &
Co, and G. L. Penn & Sou.
Sells More of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy than of All
Others Put Togethe.
Mr. Thos. George, a merchant
at Mt. Elgin, Ontario, says: "I
have had the local agency for
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
ever since it was introduced into
Canada, and I sell aB much of it
as I do of all other lines I have
on my shelves put together. Of the
mauy dozens sold under guarantee,
I have notched one bottle reli ru
ed. I can personally recommend
this medicine ?B I have used it
myself and given it to my children
and always with the best results."
For sale by G. L. Penn & Son and
a.11 Medicine Dealers.
Saved by Dynamite.
Some!imes, a flaming city is
saved by dynamiting a space that
tbe fire can't crpes. Sometimes, a
cough hangri on so loii?, you feel 1
as if nothing but dynamite would I
cure it. Z. T. Gray, of Calhoun, }
Ua., writes: '*My wifr had a v**ry 1
aggravated cough, which kept her
awake nights. Two physicians <
could not help her; so she took .
Dr. Kind's New Discovery for Coi -
?umpfio:i, Coughs arid Cilds.
which eased her cough, gave her
sleep, and finally cured her."
Strictly scientific cure for bron
3hitis sud La Grippe. Price 50 and l
?1.00; guaranteed at W. E. Lynch
& Co, and G. L. Penn & Sou.
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Almost everybody who reads the news
papers is sure io know of the wonderful
cures made by Dr.
i Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
j the great kidney, liver
t and bladder remedy.
- It is the great medi
jj 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 it will be found
just the remedy you need. It has been tested
in so many ways, in hospital work, in private
practice, among the helpless too poor to pur
chase relief and has proved so successful in
every case that a special arrangement has
been made by which all readers pf this pulper
who have not ajready tried it, may have a
sample bottle sent free by"mail, also a book'
telling more about Swamp-Root and how td
find out If you have kidney or bladder trouble.
When writing mention reading this generous
offer in this paper and
send your address to ?
hamton, N. Y. The
regular fifty cent and Home of swamp-Root
foliar sizes are sold by all good druggists. '
Don't make any mistake, but
remember the nanio, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root;
and the address, Birg h am ton, N.
Y., on every bottle,
I The "Modem Method" system of
gj high-grade tailcring i'.'.;educed by
K L. E. Kaye & Co., of Cir.ciniiaii, G.,
? satisfies good drcrsers everywhere;
? AH Gar?shts Pia Je Strictly
M to Your ?Ac^y-rn
ts at moderate p ?.cs. 500 >?. ! z o? foreign
jf and domestic fabrics from tv*;?? h to choose.
Ask your dealer n shs?? you cur linc, c: if
not reprc?3nt?d, T.T?'.O tc \:z ?ot p3r''.c.:Lv3.
?c^to tiLft o -?- .> *^.vj :.?*"
Ci?' Pf Gif -Vs P? A ? . T r " - T
A. A. \V.;11?, M. P. Wells, J. M.
Mays, B. Maye, J. L. Hart, S.
W. Williams find Hamp Smith atv
uow using Mitchell and Owpnsboro
Wagon??. Ask them about their
weak point before buying.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE Co.
In Time of Peaoe.
In the first months of the Rus
sia-Japan war we had a striking
&&flmr?p of-&a-heeessity for
preparation and the early advan
tage of those who, so to speak,
"have shingled their roofs in dry
weather." The virtue of prepa
ration has made history and given
to us our greatest men. The indi
vidual as well as the nailon should
be prepared for any emergency.
Are you prepared to successfully
combat tb? firsf, cold you take? A
cold can be cured much n:ore
quickly when treated as it bap
been contracted and before it has
become settled in the system.
Chamoerlain'o Cough Remedy is
famous for its cures of colds and
it should be kept at band leacly
fer instant us.e. For sale by G. L.
Penn & Son and all Medicine
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Court of Com ni on Pleas,
Mary Lee Strom,
L. Malcomb Strom, Tilla A . Durand,
Pursuant to the decree in this cause,
I will offer for sali; at public outcry
to the* highest bidder before the court
house, town of Edgeiield and State of
South Carolina, on saiesday in Decem
ber, 1905, (thesame being the 4th day
aforesaid month, between the legal
hours of said sale, the following de
scribed realty to wit :
All that tractol land, in Edgefield
County, South Carolina, known as the
Samuel Qt Strom home place at Gilgal
church, containing two hundred and
forty seven (247) acres more or less,
bounded on the north by lands of Ed
Reynolds; and on the south by lands
of J. R. Williams; east by lands ol' the
estate of J. H- Strom; west by lands
of E.B. Williams and Tom Holloway.
TERMS OF SALE:
One third cash, and the balance on a
credit, of one and two years, with iii
terest from the day ol' sale. Purcha
ser to give bond and mortgage of the
premises sold to secure the payment
of the credit portion, mortgage to en
clude ten per cent for Attorney's fees
if brought to suit for collection or all
cash ac the pm chaaersjoption. Terms
must be complied with or Master
authorized to resell at J risk of former
Purchaser to pay for papers.
X* F ROATH,
Alaster for Efigelield;County
Nov. Si h. 11)05
See our beautifully decorated
Toilet Sets before you buy.
RAMSEY & JONES.
Wa fr h your hands with wann
water, dry with a towel a.id apply
Chamberlain's Salve just before
?oing to bed, and a speedy cure is
certain. Tit is salve is also unequal
id for skin disease. For fal?, by
GL L. Penn ct Son -and all Medi
cine Dealers. <
for Gasoline En
gines, Steam En
gines, Saw Milis,
Cotton Gins, Presses etc.
E. J. NORRIS
We have now completed
a very large addition, to
our warehouse which en
ables us to store fourteen
I thousand (i -j.,ooo)bales under
cover without trouble. We
are advancing money on cot
ton stored with us by mer
chants and farmers who do
net wish to sell now.
On the 2Sth day of November 1906
the undersigned will make applica
tion unto the Probate Court at Edge
field, South Carolina, for a final dis
charge from his trust as administra
tor of the estate of 3:'rs M. C. Norris
T. R. LA NIEE.
Monev to Loan..
Seven And a Quarter Per Cent.
I eau DOW offer money to bor
rowers at the very low rate of
Seven and one fourth (7?) per
pout per annum, on long time. I
loan money on improved town and
farm property und require no en
dorser. I want to put out fifty
thousand dollars this Fall andi
Winter at the rate named.
Wm. P. CALHOUN
Edgefield, S. C. *
Now is the lime to buy shoe?.
Get my prk:P6 before baying. Can
save you money,
C. E. MAY;
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take LAXATIVE BHOMO QUIN
INE Tablets, All druggist refund
the money if it fails to oure.
E, VV. Grove's signature is on each
We carry a full stock of all
kinds of picture moulding and
cnn frame any size picture on
Odd features in Plats.
There are special features
in our hat department be
cause we are not "hampered
by tradition/' We arc free
from the prejudices of the
"exclusive hat store," there
fore you will find an unusual
^cDe u't./ ?-.
Fresh Kentucky Horses.
We feave^ jus^Teceiyed the be?* car of
horses'we ever handled. HORSES WITH
SPEED, STYLE; AND QUALITIES,
fancy pairs and saddle horses. Some good
family horses also. Come and get FIRST
CHOICE as you seldom have the oppor
tunity of'buring the rea! KENTUCKY
'Come we will be glad to show them,
B. L. JONES & SON.
Prepare for Cold Weather
by purchasing a Coal Stove
or Goal Grate from
JONES & SON.
Very Close Prices.
I have bought veiw heavily of FALL and WINTER !
CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS and DRY GOODS and am
too crowded. Need more room in my store. In order to
move the goods "I am offering some especially LOW
PRICES on STAPLE MERCHANDISE.
Now is your opportunity to make your hard-earned cash
go a long ways. We will not be undersold. We buy close
and sell close.
Do you need a SUIT, HAT or PAIR of SHOES ? If
so, come to us. Our goods and prices are right.
The lady folks are flocking to our store to get our bar
gains in CRY GOGDS, NOTIONS, HATS, SKIRTS and
Try us once and you will always come to our store to
supply your needs.
U3TCome ?nd let us show you what *we have.
w??in n? ~*jTT|i*r?f1l1r< *ll
The Treasurer's Office will be open
for the collection cf taxes levied for
]9P5, from the 15th day of October to
15th day o' March, 1908, inclusive.
Prom the 1st to the 31st day of Jan
uary, 1906, a penalty of one. per cent,
will be added to all taxes paid in Jan
From the 1st to the 28th day of Feb
ruary, 1906, a penalty of two per cent,
will be added to all taxes paid in Feb
From the 1st to the 15th day of
March, 1906, a penalty of seven per
cent, will be added to all unpaid taxes.
Levy for State purposes 5>i mills
" " tfonstitunal School 3 "
" u Ordinary County
purposes A% "
** " Past indebtedness % "
" " Special tax % "
Total U u
u " School bonds Town
of ridgefield 2 u
u " Railroad bonds
Town of Edgefleld 1% ?
<c " School special Edge
field S D. 2 "
" " Soecial Johnston S.
D. 3 "
" " Railroad bonds
Picken s township 3 4t
" " Railroad bonds
Wise - \yA "
" " Railroad bonds
Shaw Iii "
One dollar poll tax on all male citi
zens between the ages of 21 and 60
years except those exempt by law. 50
cents per capita on all dogs.
J. T. PATTISON,
J AS. S. Br RD.
EDGE FIELD, S. C.
^?"Office over Post-Office.
A Guaranteed Cure for Piles;
Itching,.Blind, Bleedingor Protru
ding Piles, Drug;/ ;s refund money
il H.AZO OINTMENT fails to cur?*
any cass, no matter of how long
standing, in 6 to 14 days. First ap
plication gives ease and rest. 50c. If
your druggist hasn't it send 30c in
stamps and it will be forwarded post
paid by Paris Medicine Co., St. Louis,
Terrific Race With Death.
'"Death was fast approaching,"
writes Ralph F. Fernandez, of
Tampa, Fla., describing his tear
ful race with death, "as a result
of liver trouble and heart disease,
which had robbed me of sleen and
of all interest in life. I had tried
mauy different doctors and sever
al medicines, but got uo benefit,
until I began to use Electric Bit
ters. So wonderful was their effect,
that in three days I felt like a new
man, anti today I am cured of all1
my troubles." Guaranteed at W.
E. Lynch & Co, and G. L. Peun &
PROF. P. M. WBtTfMN,
200 7th Street - Augusta , Ga.
[GIVES FREE EYE TESTS **>r all de
ffects of sight, G?rliOida tba proper
[glasses and WARRAIVTS thom.
Lenses cut Into yoar iragie wallt yon walt.
[FREE OF CHARGE,-?a.
Has Stood the Test 25 Years J
The old, original GROVEL Tasteless
Chill Tonic. You know what you are
taking, lt is iron ar ? quinine ina
tasteless form. No cure, no pay. 50c.
If your eyes are worth
having they are worthjsaving.
Do so \vith the right [[kind of
Geo. P, Minas,
TIMM0NS & C0RLEY,
Appointments at Trenton
Crown and P.ridge Wort a SpeciaJ
When placing your Insuir-j
ance give me a call. I repA
resent a very strong line of]
JE^IR?S - - -
Insurance Companies, our
Agent for the New Year)
]LvII^E> - - -
Insurance Co. I will ap
prec?ate a share of yourbu9i-j
ness. 1 can be found at my'
office-Office Nc. 2---?ver Bank of,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository.
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J. H. BouKN?QHT, T. H; RAINSFOBD,
J. AI. COBB, B. 8. HOLLAND,
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. O FULLISH,
\V. E. PKKSCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS, Vice-Prerident.
E. J. MI MS, Cashier
J. H. ALLEN, ABs't Cashier.
Pays interest on deposits by -peoial
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to bus*
YOUR Account Solicited.
OF EDGEFIELD S. c..
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN EDC
Paid up Capital. $ 08,000.00
Surplus and Undivided, Profits. 23,000-00
Liability of Stockholders. SS,000.90
Protection to Depositors. . .*J?i,000.00
. We invite attention of those desirtng^a safe depository foi .? 3? 'otheauute
?ctn. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPE(> ..JL CO.\ RACT.
(JdJjr prov mon of its charter this bank ia authorized to act as trustee, guardian
dministrator aud executor, and to accept and e xecute trusts generally.
A. E. PADGETT, President T. H RAIN> FORO, Vice-Pr?
W. H. HARL1NG, Cashier. J. E. CAXIGHMAN, Asst. Cashler
In Autuni Merchandise
H? NOW ON DISPLAY $
The Dress Goods Department can show you 54 inch
Broad Cloth at 50 cts. yard!, 52 inch Broad Cloth, regular
$1.00 quality at 85 cts. also Panama, Henriettes, Melrose,
Joplin and Brilliantine, ; ;.
New Mole Skin Outing, English Percals, Ginghams,
Fancy Patterns latest Colorings.
LINEN DEPARTMENT. Full of Domask Towels,
Doilies and io j Sheeting.
HOSIERY DEPARTMENT. Did you ever try Bus
ter Brown and Buster Brown's Sister's Hose. If not do sp
SHOES OF STYLE AND MERIT for School Wear,
for medium wear, for evening wear, for full dress, Ladies
Queen Ouality and Reeds, Men's and Boys Humanic Vici,
W. H Turner's Box Calf.
THE CORNER STORE,
W. H. TURNER,
_ Propritor, _
Hy Carriage and Repair Shop at the Gray
Stables is now well equipped. I invite you to in
Large force of competent workmen-Full supply
of the"be3t material a'^ays on hand.
Can build you a n" .v wagon or repair your old
one on short notice.
Tire Setting and Horse Shoeing done in the best
Give mea call.
We are now displaying the largest line of Men's an d'
Boys? Clothing ever brought to Edgefield.
? We have all of the latest weaves, latest colors, latest
styles, and what is better our 2?9^^V^.?0i^^J^^f^i .
We bought early before the advance in wool. - >
Also large line of Pants.
On Hats, Shoes, Underwear etc., we can't be beat.
We invite you to call,
Fertilizers for Grain.
Fertilizers for Grain.
WE have on hand at all times all the different formulas
of Fertilizers sold in this country. Send us your orders for
Grain Fertilizers, Royster's, Armour's, Georgia Chemical
Works, Navassa and V. C. Goods.
In the coming Spring we will handle several cars of the
told fashioned Peruvian Guano imported from islands off the
I Cost of Peru. s
To those who wish to haul their guano in the fall as
they haul their cotton to market, we are ready to make
prices and teims. Take advantage of good roads. Hauling
guano over bad roads damages stock as much as a season's
The Edgefield Mercantile Company.
J. M. COBB'S
3 BIG SPECIALTIES
HOW Ot! SALE.
Special Prices :
Ladie's Tialor Skirts $1.00 to $7.00.
Celebrated "Regal" Corsets 50c. to $1.00
Art Squares, Rugs and Carpets.
J. M. COBB.
iv B EST I N TH E WORLD.';i
"The Leading Insurance Company of America"
CAPITAL and SURPLUS OVER 10.000,000.00
No Fire Insurance Company in thc United States has
much. CASH Capital or Capital and Surplus Combined..
E. J. NORRIS. /IGENT.