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Jv -I?. MIHI S, EDITOl.
SIX MONTHd 75
WEDNESDAY, JAN. SO, 1907.
A xnnn's.ledger does not tell
what he is, or what he; xs
worth.- Count .what is IN man,
not what is ON him? if yon
would know what he is worth
whether rich or poor.--BEECH
The anti-bucket-shop bill hap
passed both Houses. And every
body is happy over ile passage, ex
cept th? New York "bulls and
Clemson having given the law
makers a "tip", it will be Win
throp's and the Citadel's turn
jrjext. The latter institutions, un
fortunately, are not rolling in
j-Mrs. Stonewall Jackson-noble
woman that she is-bas declined
to accept a pension of $100 per
nionth from the North Carolina
legislature, and has requested
that it be given to needy widows
cf Confederate veterans.
The bill repealing the lien law
passed the He use by a large ma
jority but was defeated in the
Senate. The amendments or
changes introduced.by Hon. J. W.
BeVbre will be discussed this
The County's Greatest Enterprise.
Among the representative citi
zens who were in Edgefiold on
business on Monday, was Mr. L.J
"F. Dorn, of Parksville, who came
to attend to business matters for
the Twin "City Power Company
. The writer was pleased to learn
through Mr. Dorn that the men
who are back of this large com
". pany will soon begin active opera
Sons in developing their splendid
water power on the Savannah. For
some time~they have had a corps
of engineers at work, and it is
tneir purpose to begin the erec
tion of the large dam about the
first of June.
*' ?' . '**v
^The northern capitalists who
aro promotiug the enterprise will
not establish manufacturing
i'.p?^^ the river themselves
. but will supply electrical power
foi: sundry mills and factoriee.
Net only will the Twin City Pow
er Company furnish power for en
terprises in the vicinity of their
pinnt, but it is their purpose to
transmit it to towns and cities
many miles away. Owing to re
cent discoveries and inventions,
electricity can be transmitted
great distances at considerably
leas cost now than several years
$ Hr. Dorn entertains the hope
and belief that this company will
$e-able to supply the cotton mills
'atKdgeneld, McCormick, Green
wood and a number of Georgia
towns, with electrical power, also
supply electricity to these towns j
for lighting purposes. In the
event that an arrangement can be
perfected for transmitting elec
trical power to the county seat,
- Mr. Dor DJ'S of the opinion that j
an electric road will be built from
^?atksviEe to Edgefield. Hasten
the day cf its coming I No greater
hoo;a could come to the extreme
. rwesitern portion of the county, the
intermediate sections, and the
county seat. Edgefield will join
ijands most heartily with Parks
*> Irille in doing everything possible
;#tp bring about this desired end.
. v There are unlimited resources
llack of the Twin City Power Com
? pany, and the enterprise givee
promise of being the largest o?
?the kind in this section of the
country. Let's encourage, in every
poss!ble way/these northern capi
talists to invest their money here.
The development of the magnifi
.... tient water power of the Savaunah
river, and the establishment of]
. sundry enterprises and the build
ing ox one or more electric roads
that will naturally follow such
development, mean a great deal
for the county at large. The
amount of taxable property would
cot only be increased by the plants
themselves, hut all adjacent prop
erty would be greatly enhanced
: Success to the Twin City Pow
?r Company in i;eundertakings!
The Advertiser congratulates its
promoters upon having secured
fir. L. F. Dom as the m&n on
-j*the spot" to look after the inter
ests cf the company. No more
capable, faithful,.or conscientious
isep resent at ive could be fouud.
. Good Results Will Follow.
% All who have read the address
p8S?thatfc were delivered, by both
the white and colored speakers,
Before the negro Conference in
CSlumbia last week have doabt
/lass been impressed with tL.ej
tirnelj and wholesome advice con
tained therein. And judging from
the personnel of the body, being
composed of i he most thoughtful,
intelligent and conservative mem
bers of the race, these addreascs
have made impressions that will
result in lasting good. The ne
groes; who attended the confei
ence nave been made to look upun
their present condition, and view
their future, from an entirely
The Advertiser reproduces the
following paragraph from the
very excellent address of Rev.
Richard Carroll, who ?B a good
mau and is doubtless tho leading
member of the colored race in
this state :
"The Southern people are com
plaining about the shiftlessness
and worthlessness of our labor
and justly so. Any colored man
who is an. observer can seethe
shiftlessness and worthlessness of
a large number of the young
generation of colored men and
women, who are growing up in our
South.-nd. Many work only when
tbeyare compelled" by the pinch
of hunger. Many spend their time
loafing, huntiug, camping and
living on each other. The negro
race is loaded down with a sur
plus of idlers, men and womeu.
who live ou the industrious class
es, boys and girls, young men and
women, who depend on thur pa
ronis to? support them. When au
individual cannot carry his own
weight and that of his family and
then be able to reach out and help
the poor, h<< is not a very useful
citizen. We have, too many con
sumers and not enough producers
among us. Then, agpiu, you can
not depend on much of the labor.
They rio not stick when they get
a job. In the language of Dr.
Booker T. Washington. 1 ?"here ar?
too mauy steppingstones for the'
race and they are constantly
stepping from one stone to the
other.' Very few will stick. You
can only depend on a few. He ie
here to-day and gone to-morrow.
The Southern people muat. im
port labor from Europe or the
South will go backward. The
colored labor is not sufficient for
the demand. We must do. the
work of the South or give place to
others. There 16 no desire on the
part of the Southern white peo
ple to get lid of the negro labor
and supplant bim with tithers
They rather have their work done
by colored people, which is a.
peculiar seutimeut of the South.
All over the South wagen are
going up. The people are willing
to pay better wages for better
services and the black man should
give 'he better services and get
the. better wages. Somebody must
hire. We must either hire tho
white people or they must hire
JOHN LAKE IN EDGEFIELD.
While on a Special Mission to
America, Rev. John Lake Spent
Two Days in Edgefield - His
Sunday was a great day for
'Edgefield, for ono of her dis
tinguished sons, and well baloved,
had returned to spend a day
among the friends of yore.
Although John Lake is minis
tering to the souls of the Chinese
in "Far Cathay" his church mem
bership and lodge membership is
in the town. of Edgefield. It is
from the alters around the fire
sides of Edgefield tnat prayers
ascend for his health and hap
piness and prosperity io the
cause which he has so zealously
espoused, that cause which stands
above all others, for on the hear
ing of the gospel message de
pends the salvation of the heathen
Mr. Lake was Bent to this coun
try by the Robert Morrison Me
morial movement, composed of
the missionaries of all denomina
tions in China to present and
agitate the erection of a memo
rial building in Cafton in memo
ry of the fouuder of Protestantism
in China, Robert Morrison who
set sail from London just one
hundred years ago This being a
world-wide movement and inter
denominational in character, all
of the churches of our town uni
ted, and heard Mr. Lake iu the
Baptist church on Sunday morn
ing. A great deal of enthusiasm
attended this address on Robert
Morrison and the proposed me
morial to the memory of this
hero of tLe Cross, who made it
easier in China for the mission
aries who came after him.
Mr. Lake has been instrument
al in securing influences in this
country which will go far towards
making this enterprise a success,
such men as Newell Dwight,
Hillie, Henry Van Dyke, Dr. E.
Y. Mullins, President Roosevelt
and many others no less promi
nent, in the various denomina
There are in the city of Cantou
alone twice as many inhabitants
as in the state of South Carolina,
and among them all there are
but 75 missionaries of all de
nominations. lu our state there
are more than 900 Baptist church
es alone and we still feel the ur
gent need of a State Mission
Board. What must be the condi
tions in the great city of Cautou
with twice as many people, far
removed from influences of
Christianity, and with so'few lo
uphold the banner of the Cross?
Ali honor to our young htsro ot
the Cross who haB given his life
to China 1
At2:30ou Sunday an address
was made before the students at
the college auditorium. At the
dose of this service twenty-five
young men and women profited
faith in Christ and others asked
for prayer. Irnmndiat; Jy af t>T-j
wards, Mr. Lake addressed a lurgi j
audience of men in the Presbyte.-1
ria J cu.o... At this time tin
sa county committee for? th?*
Y. M. C. A. WHS. re-'Oect? d tr
serve until another convention it
At 4 o'clock the children of Ice
Sunbeam society listened with
much iuteiest to a short address:
Although many of them could
not remember pince hie last vin.
to EdgpfiVld, the face of theil
missiorary, thry ali knew him.
They cannot forget bim, for they
are cohtirually reminded to emu
late his example of seif-socrifiV
and devotion to missions. At 4:30
.mother missionary sddrfES was
made at the mill chapel, especial
ly intended for the new M issi bi.
Band of beys in charge cf Al rt.
J. A. Holland, who bas namec
them the John Lake circle.
. Sunday evening the Baptist
church was full of people eager U:
hear more of tbs "Flowery King
dom" so far away, and yet brough!
so near in (he person of Ibis son
uf our soil, who baa linked um
sympathies more closely with
Early Monday morning John
Lake bade farewell to bis native
heath to return no more in four
long years. He expected to spend
a few moments in Johnston,
Batesburg and Leesville. From
Columbia he went to Greenville,
theuca to Baltimore, Princeton.
N. J. and New York. From there,
he will set sail on Satin day foi
Londou and the continent. In
March, he will leave Marseillee
for Canton, to resume his labors
of love among the people of Can
ton, and the six million souls ?L
the thirty districts of China will
are depend-nt on bim for'the
hearing of the gospel. God speed
him in his noble cai'liug, and may
he be largely instrumental in
hastening the day *'wheu thu
kingdoms of this world bball be
come the kingdoms of our Lord
and bis Christ."
F. A. M .
Two of Bdgefiald's Best Eelqved
Young People United in the
Holy Bonds o2 Wedlock To-day
Tho most beautiful pince in al!
Edgefield to-day is th? interior ol
the Presbyterian church. Loving
'. iuds Lave transformed this al
ready beautiful church into v.
Veri.able Eden. Smilax htis been
lavishly and gracefully festooned
and draped above the chancel,
tall wiudows and on walls of ?he
building, Palms, ferns and olh^r
pot plants have) been wry taste
fully arrauged about the chancel.
The building bas beeu darkened
and the soft rays from the chan
deliers au:i myriads of candle.?
will heighten the transcendent
beauty of the scene. Wiry all this,
you ask? It is on this day that
Mr.P. P. BUlock, Jr., will load
to the altar Miss Stella Walker.
Promptly at two-thirty the bri
dal party will arrive at the church.
When annouueed, Mr. James T.
Bacon-will in his inimitable way
bpgin the wedding march. First,
the sweet littlo ribbon girle, Mell
Burgess, and Margery Tompkins
will enter.They will be followed
by the ushers, Mr. Bettie Caute
lou, Mr. Wallace C. Tompkins,
Mr. "Charlton Lynch and Mr.
Henry Hill. Then the attendants
will enter in the following orcler:
Miss Fannie Mae Bettis and Dr.
A. H. Corley, Miss Virginia Ad
dison and Mr. Joe Holland. Miss
Virginia SimkiDS "and Mr. S. W.
Williams, Miss Lucile Sheppard
and Mr. J. E. Mims, Miss Lois
Shores and Mr. Paul Cogburn,
Mies Julia Haltiwanger and Mr.
B. L. Mime, Miss Edwardina Bla
lock and Mr. Ralph Jones, Miss
Marie Tompkins and Mr. L. T.
May. The maid of houor, Miss
Emma Bettis, will enter aloue.
Next the bride will march- dowu
one aisle on the arm of her cousin,
Mrs. Boyd Cole, of Barnwell, the
matron of honor, and the groom
will march down the opposite
aisle on toe arm of his best man,
Mr. Gus .Morriman.
Immediately in front of the
chancel is suspended a large, very
beautiful floral boll encircled bv
a garland of miniature bells, and
it is beneath this that the momen
tous little words will be said. The
ceremony will be performed by
Rev. P. P. Blalock, father of the
groom, assisted by Rev. T. P.
Burgess, the beloved pastor of the
The lovely bride will be clad
in a tailored gown of white cloth.
The matron of houor will wear
pearl gray and the maid of houor
will be gowned in old rose. The
eight bridesmaids will wear white
creations and black hats.
The bride, the daughter of Mrs.
Auuie Hammond Waiker, is uot
a native of Edgefield, most of her
life'baviug been passed in Beech
Island aud Augusta, but Edge
field loves aud honors her as one
of her very own daughters. Her
sweet spirit, gentle, amiable and
sympathetic maimer have won the
sincerest friendship and love of
every one with whom she has m t.
Little wonder then that there is
great rejoicing because brr lot
has been permanently cast among
The groom is the eldest son of
P^.v. and Mrs. P. P. Blalock, and
is regarded .wherever hs is known,
as a model, a faultless-} ou ng tonn'.
His g nerous nature and affable
manner have made him uuiv^r
sally popular Soon after gradua
ting from the South Carolina C? -
Educational Inaiitute, Mr. Bia
lock embarked in tho mercantile
business and has b-eu s'gnall)
Mr. and Mrs. Blalock will, amid
showers of rico and congratula
tions and good-wishes ami: good
byes, take tbs aft. r.ocoL train for
a short wedding journey. (Tprju
lh/>ir return they will for the
WS"}! mike their h^nn with
K-v.-a-.d Mrs. V, P, Blalock.
T Girlhood and Seo
X linked together.
egs The girl who taki
sion has plenty of i
? plump, active and em
^ The reason is that 2
^ digestion is weak, *$
fi^ provides her with poi
^ easily digested form.
? It is a food that bu
A girl's strength,
If ALL DRUGGISTS:
? Tribute to the Late J. W. McMa
Ou tbe night of the 12th of
Jan. 1907. J. Wylie McMaims de
parted this life. His death was
very sudden. He died of apoplexy
and was about 50 yeal s of age,
aud was boru and raised in old
Edgefi-ild county but moved to
Georgia about 12 years ago, where
tie was living at the time of his
He was laid to rest n the
Thompson, Ga., cemetery iu tbe
presence of his large family aud
a vast concourse of his neighbors
and friends, by whom he WHS
highly eEteemed on account of his
joyous and happy disposition and
the many fine trails of mind and
heart, which distinguished him in
Mr. McMauus is survived by a
loving wife and seven children to
all whom he WHS ever affectionate
und devoted. He was a good man,
a loyal citroen, a kind and bijr
hearted neighbor, ever ready and
willing to help and svinpath'.z'1
wifh ih.-1 unfortunate. Mr. Mc Ma
nus died as he bad livr-H. a con
sistent member of the Method is'
Amid \hh happiness which Fur
rounded him. God saw fit to take
ii:,n unto himself, li" had per
form'd bis mission Lnre un eart.h
in a swuet roan per and God s*id:
.'it. is finished, corrie up hi>ihrtr.V
So h i left ns and ha** goiio to
dwell iii a p'.-ic-i riot marie with
bands, eternal ?n tbe h Ravens.
Ob ! how sad and lo.iely without
bim. We love him still though we
cannot grce bis dear ?aoe or lv;??
his gentle"voice again. Oh! how
sweet it will be when wo nie/t
bim on the other sb pru where
th^-e will be no m ire pariin.g.
To his devoted wife, children,
and loved ones: Carry your sor
rows to God. Hi al ?i i iv can help
you in this dark honr. f>,-iu.'mb"r
while il i a herd tb g;.v;j him up,
the id dot' y-ur br-art, yet, God
i e-Ter ns::kpsa niioiake. "clo Grieth
al! tilings weil." Go to Him and
will H >W dav bring y-iii to sp<>
t'.at it n all right, and tnat be
hind tbe"darkand loweriug cloude
of sorrow, the SUD will still ehiue.
for you and guide you ?long the
journey of life, and finally if you
are faithful, to the Haven o' rest
where, your loved one now dwells.
I commend you to lue g-eat and
loving God who alone eau help
you. My heart goes out in tender
est sympathy for you. I loved him
too. Our lors is his eternal gaiu.
A precious ons from us has gone,
A voice w.i loved is stilled;
Aplace is vacant in our homes,
.Which never can be filled.
God in bis wisdom has recalled
The boou His love had given
And though the body slumbers
The soul is safu in Heaven.
One who loved him,
Sophia, S. C.
Very large 6toek of English
Ware, all styles, decorated and
plain. The ladies are especially
invited to see this beautiful ware.
Ramsey. &: Jouea. ?
For Sale by T
ti's Emulsion are
gs Scoffs Emul
rich, red blood ; she is
it a period when a girl's
iverful nourishment in
lids and keeps 'ip a
50c. AND $1.00.
1 We haye just received a beauti
ful lot of fancy crockery, consist
ing of 2 and 4 piece sugar and
cream'sets, water sets, cups and
saucers, etc. We offer at prices
lower than same can be bought a'
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Long Live The Kingl
is the popular cry throughout
Eu'opeaj.' countries; while in
Araericfl,_the cry of the present
day i3 "Loug live Dr. King's N<*w
Discovery,-'King of Throat aod
Lung, Exerted ipp," of which Mrs.
Julia Ryder Pam?, Truro, Mass.,
says : "It never fails lo give im
trWiate relief and to quickly cure
a cough er cold." Mrs. Paine's
opinion is- sha rf-d by a majority
of the inhabitants of thi3 country.
New DiecoV'ry cur?B weak lungs
and sore throat, after all other
remedns have fail"d; and for
coughs and co ds it's the only
snrfl cure.. Gaufauteed. 50c and
$1.00. Trial bottle free.. G. L.
Pfun ? Son W. E. L^ neb & Co.
Use All Ani mal M
Office 911, 912, 913
TO FARMERS: For Col ton.
made strictly from ALL ANIM
Dried Blood anti meat and boue T
notuing else as an ammouiate. S iv
We are offering some ?
kets, Comforts, Skirts, Cl<
Heavy Underwear, Winte
These prices are for
only. No goods charged ?
Get your Laund
The unprecedented popular]
?ES' BONE fertilizer has :
3rs to advertise Fish Guano,
,s good," FARMERS'
Guano, snd, to prevent bein?
I be sure that our trade-mark
aly guarantee that you are ge
Made with Fish
he Edge field Mereani
For the purpose of receiving Tax
returns the County Auditor's ofl?ee
will be open from the 1st of January
to the 20th of February, 1907.
All persons owning property, or
having control of such as husband,
guardian, executor, administrator,
etc., are required by law to make re
turns of such oroperty to the county
auditor or to his deputy within I he
time prescribed, or be subjected, in
case of i?.iluro to compiy with (he
legal requirement, to an additional
penalty of 50 per cent. All male citi
zens between the ages of 21 and 60
years of age. except these incapable of
earning a support and those above
the age of 50 years who served in the
(Jonfederrit'' war, are decreed taxable
I will be?at the following placpsoo
the days noted for the purpose of re
ceiving lax returns :
Trenton, Tuesday, Jan. 8th.
Arthur Herrin's store, Wednesday
Johnston, Thursday, Jan. 10th.
Elmwood, Friday. Jan. 11th.
Pleasant Lane. Saturday, Jan. 12th
WYQunrlen, Monday, Jan. 14th.
Lon gin ires; Tuesday, Jan. loth.
Plum Branch, Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Par ki* viii?, Thursday, Jau. 17th.
Modoc, Friday, Jan. 18tb.
Clark's Hill, Saturday, Jan. 19th.
W H Boulware's store, Monday
Collier's, Tuesday, Jan. 21st.
Ked Hill, Wednesday. Jan. 22nd.
At Edgefield, C. H., till and in
cluding Feb. 20th.
J. B. HALTIWANGER,
Just received 100,000 feet
of LONG LEAF PINE
LUMBE?, also a large lot
of Bricks, Lime and Cement.
Liberal exchange of Hulls
and Meal for Cotton Seed
at New Depot.
Highest market price paid
for Seed Cotton, also Car
of Coal for Sale.
E S, Johnson.
[Motivation, a reliable fertilizer
AL MATTER AMMONITES,
linkage, shou'd be used. We u*e
if ts Beliable fertilizers will not
eat the roots of plants
in dry weather nor leach
in wet weather, which
can be attributed to Coe
ton Seed Meal fertilizers
Write ns for our new
7907 booklet. Our fertil
izers are dry and suita
ble for Drilling and al
ways uniform in quality
Use Palmetto High
Grade S-3-3. Planter's 8
2-2?for cotton and corn.
Mfg Edgefield, S. ?.
Great Bargains in ?Blan
Daks, Furs, Dress Goods
r Goods generally.
it these cut prices,
ry in Tuesdays.
Good Fertilizers and work in the right place at
the right time bring the farmers the best returns of
any in vestment" they make.
We are offering to the trade this season a full
The Best Fertilizers
We appreciate the liberal patronage we have >
had from the farmers for the past few years, ?nd *
hope to be able to serve them for the year 1907.
Use Royster's Farmers' Bone.
Use Armour's Blood and Bone Goods.
Use Patapsco Mastodon and Georgia Formula.
Thesea Fertilizers are manufactured by three of the
most reputable Manufacturers in the South.
[j^^All sold here exclusively by
When you need a Suit, Overcoat, Pair of Trou
sers, Hat, Paif of Shoes, Neckwear, Underwear
or anything else in Boys* or Men's wear, come to.
our store. We are Headquarters for these Goods.
We buy in large quantities from the best and lar
gest manufacturers in the country, so when you buy
from us you KNOW the Qua?ty, the Style and
the Prices arb all right.
Do not fail to inspect our stock when you need
anything in our line.
DORN & WI WS
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELDjS. C.
STATE ANO COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THO I.AH8B8T AKD ?TBONOI8T DANK IK .DCE'lM-D COUNTY
Paid-up CapUal-..-\... $58,000.00
Surplus and. Undivided-Profits:. Z8.000-00
Liability of Stockholders.?.. 58,000.00
Protection te Depositors.... $1^000.00
VT? Invite tttesdoa o? than da.irisa; a nf. d.pcitorT'or thai- money *o tna ?wv**
MU. INTEREST PAIS ON DBP?aiTta BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
Uatlar proT.aiou of it? ck art ?r ti ia beak ii autheria.d te act as traste?, jr?rtUa?
?alniatrator tail axacator, aad to aaaaitaad 4XMiti traita a;anarallT.
A. K. PADGETT, Praudeat I*. H RAINSFORD, Vica-Praa
W. H. HAULING, Caaalar. W. X. BYRD. Ant. Caahier.
To the Planters of Edgefseid:
Baldwin's Fertilisers have eteod toe test of s venteen
tears io our county, its meet liberal buyers and best frie nds
of to-day, are the planterg who bare used it continually
?ince its iutroductionin our county, which proves the ex
ceptional merit of
the Cotton, Corn and Grain
Before making your FERTILIZER deals for 1607 talk
with our representative,
w. W. ADAMS,
who will give you the secret of making a bale to the acre.
The Old Year
The New Year
is upon us
and we are ready to serve our patrons with good
Dry Goods, Notions?, Shoes, Hats,
Pants and Clothing
at very low prices.
We thank onr customers and the public general
ly for past favors, and we shall endeavor to merit .
their support in the future.
Let us supply your needs. We can now make
you very tempting prices in all lines.
Yours fof business.
ADVERTISER BUILDING EDGEFIELD, S. C.