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J. lu -MIAIS. - - - EDITOR
ONE YEAR ^jr?O
SIX MONTHS 75
WEDNESDAY, WAR. 7, 1906.
Kr. ow the value of time; snatch,
Mis?? and enjoy every moment
.ol it-No idleness; no laziness; no
procrastination-never put off till
to-morrow what yon can do to
sammsaMsmEaiiaanina ???nam. numani nu
Edgefield is justly proud of her
young son, Hon. Geo. Bell Tim
merman, who fills the office of
prosecuting atti rney so ably and
This is one year that the dis
creet, prudeut farmer, who possess
es a liberal share of dowu-rigbt
''horse sense," will not put all ol
his eggs iu the cottou basket, but
will diversify his crops.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon having
been presented with a South Caro
lina-made suit of jeans, galluses,
socks, boots and gloves, next io
order will be a "night-cap" from
the South Caroliua dispensary.
With two steaming, snorting,
cavorting, mogul engines like Till
man and Rrosevelt behind tbe
Hepburn rate bill there ought to
be no trouble in "railroading" it
With accustomed wisdom which
he d.splays in such matters, Gov
ernor Hayward is not acting hasti
ly in appointing a state bank ex
aminer The position is a very im
portant one, and the applicaut
who is best qualified for the du
ties, instead of the one with the
strongest political ''pull", should
Shame on South Carolina that
no adequate provision is made for
indigent and disabled Confederate
veterans. Only a few days ago ne
cessity forced another one of these
valiant old heroes lo apply for
admission into our County Home
where he will pass his few remain
ing years along with the common
Mrs Virginia Young's belated
request to Governor Heyward to
appoint a woman on the James
town exposition board suggests the
idea of ' peacing a woman or two
on the dispensary board. They
would doubtless be impervious to i
the "chemically pure" free sam-j
pockets to "line*' with rebates and
How would yon "like, to bea'
juror in the Gaynor-Greene trial?
Nine weeks have already been
consumed, and the prosecution's
testimony is not all in. There are
yet nine weeks for the defense,
nine weeks'for the argument and
nine weeks of deliberation in the
jury room. The jurors must have
nine lives if they survive such an
over dose as this.
In many of the papers that
come to our office from every sec
tion of the state we see notices
published in which persons are
warned not to hire or harbor cer
tain negroes who have violated
labor contracts. The contract
breaking evil, which greatly an
noys and often entails heavy loss
upon farmers, seems to be in
creasing. A rigid enforcement of
the law, however, is a'never-failing
cure and the only remedy for this
evil which bas now become wide
The very sharp decline in th
price of cotton during the last fe
weeks-amounting almost to ten
^.dollars per bale-should cause
?^aimers to reflect very seriousl
\ before planting a large acreag.
\Thoae who prodnce the cotton ar9
_ now/masters of the situation, but
?^thejr^?an easily lose their point of
:^?^aee:by making a crop sufifi
-^f?^^rge to. create a surplus.
yield and price-i^<rtain j0ne
thing, however/is certaV Bhoul'd
a very large crop be made
year the price will be low nexi
Let's keep our eyes on the pro
posed railroad from Spartanburg
to Aiken. If by any book or crook
its promoters can be induced to
come by Edgefield no efforto must
be spared. Should it not be prac
ticable to bring it by I ho county
seat let's have a* many miles of
the county traversed an possible.
Besides aiding very materially in
the development of the eectious
through which it passes it will in
crease the amount of taxable
property by thousands of dollars.
The people of our town and coun
ty greatly need a direct railroad
connection with I he northern part
of th ? state. lu order to reach any
of the points iu uortbern South
Carolina or western North Caroli
na our people are now compelled to
go by way of Columbia or Augus
It has been announced that a
commission representing the Eng
lish spinners will come over and
make a tour of the southern states
during the present month tovin
vestigate the m?thode of baling,
marketing and transporting raw
cotton, also to "ascertaiu the
actual cost of growing cotton." As
certaining the cost of cotton is a
very difficu't matter. One farmer
may produce it as a turj/lus crop
at five or six cece, while his
neighbor across the road wrho
plants every available acre of lana
in cotton and cultivates it with
high-priced western stock and
high-priced labor both of which
are fed upou high-priced western
food, is out from ten to ".fifteen
cents for every pound he produces.
In our judgment, these Euglish
men, who will doubtless inspect
the cotton belt from car wiudowB,
will not know any more about the
cost of cotton productiou when
they return to Manchester thau
when th6y set sail for America.
The present term of court is
Hon. D. E. Hydnck's first ap
pearance as presiding judge in
Edenfield. His formal charge to
the grand jury on Monday morn
ing was a gem, a model-being
able, lucid, comprehensive, prac
tical, timely. In calling attention
to the sundry duties of the grand
jury, Judge Hydrick stated that
it is thejduty of this body to bok
after tLe convicts carefully, to see
that they are humanely treated
and that the necessary c m forts
are provided for them. He also
made a strong point in asserting
that it grand juron?, magistrates
and ot ber officers of the law would
discharge faithfully their respect
ive duties as they are sworn to do
there would never be any . need
for law and order leagues. A faith
ful discharge of duty on the part
of the officers of the law would
restrain evil doers..Judge Hydrick
also urged the enforcement of
every law-wkether good ?r bad,
popular or unpopular-statiug
that the . most effective way to
bring about the repeal of a. bad
law is to enforce it.
The Sessious Court cen ven d
on Monday with Hon. D. E. Hy
Idrick as preBidiug judge: Solicitor
I Timmerman and Stenographer Mc
Feat were at their respective posts.
After the formal charge to the
I grand jury the Solicitor banded
'out a number of indictments, true
bills being found iu the following
John Parkman, murder ; WarreD
Settles, murder; John Donaldson,
.?a.? rJor. ;-TT-wm? TTnllnjgnv mn r
der; Carrie Burkhalterand Lucile
Williams, boase breaking and
larceny ; Charles Zimmerman,
[murder; Charlie Johnson, biga
my; and Jack Butler, murder;
W;ll Abney, assault and battery
wLh intent ta kill.
Some of the petit jurors being
? absent thi following were drawn
to supply their places : Messrs. E,
C. Winn, S. B."Nicholson, J. H.
Alien, J. N. Fair, T. C. Strom.
W. H. Dorn and P. R. Wates.
The first case to be tried was
the State vs. Carrie Burkhaltei
and Lucile Williams, house
breaking aud larceny, guilty.
Solicitor Timmermau represented
the State ?.od S. McG. Simki/is,
Esq., the defendant.
A verdict of acquittal was ren
dered in tbe case of John Park
man, indicted for murder, the
defendant being represented by
J. Wm. Thurmond, Esq., and the
State by Sol citor Timmermau.
The cases against Johu Donald
son, Jack Butler, and Charlie
Johnson have been coutinued.
The grand jury will complete
its work and make its report this
At the hour of closing our
forms the court is engaged with
the trial of Emma Holloway,")*rn
dieted for murder.
March blew in last Thursday
and we hope it will soon blow out
Mr. Tom Bruusou bought a uew
h irse some weeks ago. Last week
while driving the horse to a buggy
he took fright and ran away with
him. Fortuuatoly Mr. Bruuson
was not hurt.
Mr. H. H. Smith, while m Au
gusta last Thursday, bad a mule
to die. He gave one hundred and
eighty five dollars for the mule
. We attended a meeting of the
Executive Board of the Edgefield
association last JKA'eduesday at
Edgefield. The cbwRbes that cora
P0b." this associa?? w ll endeavor
to mere*..* tbeiJfoir.tribution fir
benevolent o^ff^ Th?p
ts as it should.?l^^receiv.
so should we g?ve.;^^^er/4imt
contribution for H6J?^?^TO&
eign missions and maV&^^^l
Misses Faunie and Alice Bufc
?nett, of Greenwood,, visited Mr.
and Mrs. ??nrcellu? Talbert last
Mr. a ia Mis. Tom Brown visi
ted friends and relative ?t Plum
Branch last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and "Mrs. Tom Tray lor visi
ted friends in Fountain 'Inn last
Mrs. Hugh Wales has been sick
for several days, but is much D M
Mrs. Butler Sirona, of Rehoboth,
was sick last week, but is much
improved at this writing.
Thousands of cabbage plauls
have been planted out during tho
last few days in our community. I
Some of our people have planted
Irish potatoes. We tried to stop
.Rome of our friends from planting
now Iby.teHing-tbem the moon was
not right, but 'they told us they
plaited in the ground not in the
moon. We let.tbem alone, but-of
cours? they will not make any
Mr. Will Graves, of Plum
Branch, visited his sister, Mrs.
James ?odie last Sunday.
Mr. 0. 0. Timmerman bas had
a new baru built.
Letter to M. C. Parker.
Edgpfield, S. C.
D^arSir: Why don't we make
paiut, as many others do. togo
three-quarters as far, or two-thirds,
or halt, or a third, or a quarter?
Mr. Aarou Higgins, plainfield,
N. J. always used 15 gallons of
paint for his house ; De voe took 1 J.
There are two sorts of paint : all
paiut, true paiut, strong paint,
full-measure; and part paiut,
false paint, weak paiut, short
The paint manufacturers ar?
two sortd: Devoe and the rest.
' Yours truly,
F. W. DEVOE & Co.
The Edgefield Merca ul ile Co.
DO YOU GET UP
WITH? 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.
the great kidney, liver
and bladder remedy.
j~ It is the great medi
as cal triumph of the nine
fl" teenth century: dis
covered after years of
a.. sciontjfio research by
t?aS?| Dr. Kiimer, the emi
' ner.t kidney and blad
der specialist, and is
wonderfully successful in promptly curing
lame back, kidney, badder, uno acid trou
bles and Bright's Disease, which ls the worst
form of kidney trouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec
ommended fer every thing 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, 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 of this paper
who have not already tried it, may have a
sample bottle sent free by mail, algo a book
telling more about Swamp-Root and how tc
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-B^Mttffl
harmon, N. Y. The "^ass^-=^
regular fifty cent and Rome ot swimp-itaot.
dollar sizes are 'd by all good druggists.
Don't make any mistake, bu"
remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
and the address, Bi?ghamton, N
Y., on every bottle
WANTED: To buy your au tique
mahogany, walnut, or cherry fur
niture, sunn as old Oak chest,
High-boys, Low-boys, Tall clocks,
Sideboards,.Bureaus, Mirrors, Ta
bles, Chairs, etc. Inpact anything
I in tue une u; antlqu?BT~ Adtlrese-j
Bethlehem, Connec icut.
Afflicted With Rheumatism.
UI was and am yet afflicted with
rheumatism," says Mr. J. C. Bayne
I editor of the Herald, Addington,
Indian Territory, "but thanks to
Chamberlain's Pain Balm am
able once more to attend to busi
ness. It is the best of liuimeuts."
If troubled with rheumatism give
Paiu Bairn a trial and you are
[certain to be more thau pleased
! with the prompt relief which it
affords. One application relieves
the pain. For pale by G. L. Penn
The Goldsboro, McFarland,
Taylor, Cannady and Babcock
Buggies are still going down th?
road abead of all others.
Edgefield Mercantile Company.
Disorders of the stomach pro1
I duce a nervous coudition ano
[often prevent sleep. Chamberlain'.
Stomach and Liver Tablets stimu
late the digestive ergaup, reston
the system to a healthy conditioi
[and make slaep possible. For sah
by G. L. Penn & Son.
It makes no difference what the
merits of a wagon are. You cai.
find one as good or better. Try a
Mitchell or Oweusboro.
EUQEFIELD MERCANTILE Co.
To the Richest Man
It's sound sense that we teli
Your work costs less dollars and
is best every time that you use tb?
L. & M. Paint..
You do more painting with one
gallon of L. & M. than" with tw<
gallons of other paints and the L
& M. Zinc hardens the L. & M.
White Lead and makes tbi L. &
M. Paint wear like irou.
4 gallons L. &. M mixpd with c
liions Linseed Oil will paint >
moderate sized bousp.
L. <fe M. costs only $1.20 pei
A. T. Terrell, Riverbend, N. Y..
;.;:WritepJ..'l16 years ago painted will
. hl &M?O i\ly n o w r ? q u i i o s re p H i n ' .
?^^?^dVi?y-G,,L. Pt nu A So 7
fe-de of all kitids^b^orV ?on '..
better ou the market. T^'r UP sup- 1
rx. I. PENN &. SON
"To Cure a Keloii''
says Ram Kendall, of Phillip
burg, Kan., '-just c?.\>r it o VP
with Bucklen's Aruica Sn Iv- nu
th** Salve will du th- rpst.?' Q?ici
eut cure for luirne, Bojlp, S?.ie?
Scalds, Wounds, P?PP, E?ztriii;
Salt Rheum, Chapped Hand*, Sn
Feet and Sore Eyes. Or. ly 25c ?
U. L. Penn & Son W. E. Lyne
L A . ? o-:, -i -:,
i Di? n-?& &Wj
Dr. Earl S. Sloan
You can't break Mitchell . wagon
skeins. Wo guaran tee: tnem to be
of he8t maleable iron, j
EDQEFIELD MEflC.UTTlLS':C0. ,
? ' :M?? /
A. .A. Wells, M. P. Weil ls, J. M.
Mays, P. B. May-, J. UHart, 8.
W. Williams and Hamp Bm [Vb ar ;
now usiug Mitchell aud 0 weh s boro"
Wagons. Afk them -about' their
weak point before buyi??;;
. Wtii Worm Trying.
W. Ii. Br^wu, the pupuU'r pen
.-:on attorney, of Pftf??ekl, Vf..,
says: "Next to a pension, the? b^i
thing to get ?B Dr. King's New
Life Pills.'' He writes: "they keep,
my family in splendid health."I
Quick cure for Headache, Con?sri-?
patiot) and BilliuueuHSir. 25J ?iii
G. L Penn & Son W. fi^iy'jVc'u fe
Always JCtsei 8 C! umberlai^)*.
Cough Remedy in Hid l?ou?u j
"We would nut UH wji&iiVj
Chamberlain's Cough R nn-dy. lil
is kept on hand cuiiiitiurilly, i'v uu.rJ
Dome," b:iys W. W. ' fy.-artroy,;
-ditor of tho lude|.M.s?dei.-tf'IVvvvr.v;
City, M>- That is ju:l what ev^ry,
family Hhuuld Ju- vVheii-;.kept op:
QI nd ready for instant n&>., a cJ-d
.nay ne checked al ire uulstta.il
JU red in much h:ss time! 'than
?iter it has become bellied .'JJ tbt,
iysteai. This remedy id H^tof?t???
jut u peer fur croup yihildr^n,
ind will prevent the atfjjck xyh'-iu
*iveii a?? soon as the uhii'd-bectn (a
toarse, or even ? fte.r tiVe cru!p_?
ccugh appear?, which ciiu only b<i
done when the reip;;d;/ ?s. kept al
hand. Fur Pale by G. L Penn &
Fur reliable, high-grade barn s.
jf al! kinds-buggy bi wa^uh
double or single-cun?e j to U3.-W"
)uy direct from the be?r 'maker*
tn the country. ;>
Ramsey r^Jouee. .
Stock Raisers, Attention!
A thing of beauty is a joy for
ever. See Monte Cristo, tile beau
tiful black Stallion, before ar
ranging to breed ycur mares. .
CANTELOU & CARMICHAEL.
Edgefield,, S. C.
W & CORLEY,
Appointments at Trenton
Crown and Bridge Work a Special
Are na good as the best 50 years in
business is oar guarantee.
P. J. EERCKMANS CO., (Inc.)
Fruitlattd Nurseries. AUGUSTA. GA.
490 acres in Trees and Shrubs. Established 1856.
You are banking
other fertilizer is so w
harvest. Don't take
crop. It is the leadir
It has been prove
Fish and Animal ma
for growing cotton.
R. S. ROYSTI
Columbia, S. C.
New ?dditiot s .to our Cut Price
pru broidery eales reade weekly
'5, 7 abc1. 10 cute.:
J. M. Cobb.
imported macavo-?i and best
! cream cheese./-^"^
* /?. P. Blalock, Jr.
J. ? ? rt
"Picture Easels and Firescreens
in all colors and deeigus: -,
?5dge,f?eld Mercantile Company.
. Very^ aT^dsT^^
stered iii pariesote at $11 per B?.t.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE CO.
; THE AUGUSTA
828 Broad Street. .
W. B. YOytth:;,'. - - ..-P'ssideut
)., lr. .= :-;S-:V. - .. ? . . .?ar??l?. HI
.' ?i?;?^--'i Z'i??'~?rn\ Depo.s?s, '.\?\
H ^3^?^?:- A^'j-tiT/' ji
ll ? Kate 4%
for Gasoline En
gines, Steam En
gines, Saw Mills.
Cotton Gins-, Presses^etc;.-"
-.es x ired-Ant;
?c Unable to Cope with t,
rs and Soldier" ..T
- *p the 'n?* "
Chili Tonic. You know \vliaT"yoTr-r..^
taking! lt is ?ron anil quinine inVa
tasteless form, is;u cure, ri?) p iv. '..Cc.
jAfcD ??-K? THE; LliliC?
? ?Ulli ? I PMBgf
?u THROAT and LOTG TSOITB^
When placing your (nsur
anc-; give me a call. ? rep-j
resent a verj strong line jf;
Insurance Companies;, our1
Agent for the largest;
iviirn: . . .
insurance Co. I will ap-'
preciat? a share of yourbusi \
ness. I can be found at my|
otlice-OiTice No 2--.ovcr B;uik of
ii d gc ti cl il.
\jc>. me? X. JSij % Mm
ou experience when you fertilize wit
ell balanced in the plant food supplie
a substitute. Farmers' Bone lias no
ig fertilizer of the South.
:n by over twenty-one years of succ<
tter is superior to any other kuov
Farmers' Bone is the fertilizer
MADE WITH FiSH <S
?R GUANO CO
Tarboro, N. C.
die Edgefield Mercar
SEND U"S YOUR Qi! DE RS;'-TO
B??ICK, Ii?lHE CEMENT, 1|
' We can . supply ;y?uT-uoe4f--! f
" ..'??. * ~\[
th? New Depol. <? ?'.
? . . r ? /
A ear of Cypress Sb ingles io'ar
. rive m a few days. ?J
.Jackson & Johnsoi
JAS. S. B?RD,
EDGE FIELD, S. C.
gjjGpOtiik over Post-Oi?ice.
i tile Company.
jpacia?th? new th n.rs:
rge, Panama? Engl.sh Creje
?rs. Queen'sliray, Creams Cor ralh,
Jrwill hold first place .in the spring and
^-irTfulI.40 and 45 inch French lawn, 40 inch Indii Linen,
/?^~Vv*a.isr.iM?T. 36 inch pure linen lawp, shirt vraist and Suit
?^rtnoh l.-ish .'Oinen Suiting, Double, Width Organdiii a:i l d tin
..-iKunish Eolienne all at popular and attractive pnces,
i rie popular white costume, calls for hos?, and the white hose must be
accompanied with white Oxford?, of which our lines are complete rrorn
the Queenly french white hewls, to the fc>iranb2 in I (Comfortsr,yle) low
heel. The great prestige m?rit?e" bv our EJsringand
continu0 and fresh surprisesawaii you (Com? see them)
We have in our Hosiery department children s'ockings last black combed.
Yarn, double ktipe, high spliced heels and seamless "feet (positively worth
much'morn) at 10 and 15 cents, . .
We will tell you of our urear. Millinery and Boys Pants opening sn our
paxt advertisement. Remember Easter co.nes early April loth.
Pu not wait tori loni: for that drei?s.
The oublie by its liberality has made th* Corner Store not ^njy a po*
??bi'?r.v but a prosperous reaMoy, and we would thank you to give m aa
opportunity to ritrht ?.ll wrongs as 't.is our aim to gain, retain, andern ?nt
the confidence of mankind.
^jiiMi H i muli ii, i mn sEBSBaamMmmwBMti^ i
? - Fertilizers Fertilizers.
V"" WE ARE OFFERING TO THE TRADE THIS YEAR
THE MOST COMPLETE LINE AND THE LARGEST
I V\PJE.TY OF FERTILIZERS AND FERTILIZING MA
h ? JIIAL? EVER OFFERED IN EDGEFIELD
ruvj?.?V?AN GUANO. Made iu nature's'factory iu the Pc
lar i.?^-^;S CELEBRATED BRANDS. Tho most, popu
^u^pnS^SLOOD AND BONE MANURES^ Have no
Q% for merit.-. - . - '.
trad2?;RG?A CHEMICAL WORKS. Well, known ? to our
oid.-8t maiiufacturnrs iu the Fertilizer Tm^ineBt? '
LEE'S PREPABED 'AGRICULTURAL LIME. For the'"
prevention of rust and shedding in cotton.
COTTON SEED' M BAL, GERMAN KAINIT, ' NITRATE
OF SODA, MURIATE OF POTASH AND BLOOD.
We thank our farmer friends for the liberal patrouage given'
for the past two years.
We solicit their patronage for the year 1906.
The Edgefled Mercantile Company.
Have you seen the beautiful
PICTURES that we ore giv>
mg away ABSOLUTELY
FREE. We invite 3 ou to
call and see them, also a
DINNER SET that we. -
will award free.
We have just received a large shipment of Shirts,
The STYLE, QUALITY, AND PRICE ARE
?A^Call and inspect then:.
Now is the time to secure great
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS J
and scores of other things too numerous to mention. j
is no w ?oingon,call atonceand secure the bargains
ALL PRICES ARE CUT IN TWO DURING
THIS SPECIAL SALE.
JpS^BETTER COME AT ONCE.
ADVERTISER BUILDING, - - EDGEFIELD, sj