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?T. L. M IM S. - - - EDITOR
ONH YEAR $150
SIX JkfO?TH? 75
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27. 1907.
P&th alone, leads to the land S
where sorrow is unknown; nd I
traveller ever reached that 1
blessed abode who found no s
thorns or briers in his road.- ?
^COWPER. _ J
~~ Brantly Smith's pictorial edito
rials bad a part in the killing of
The past fortnight has estab
lished the fact that it is easier to
secure good men to manage a dead
a tate dispensary than a live one.
There has been a perceptible ad
i.' - vance ou everything one has to
buy except stamps aud post cards.
; Instead of increasing the price of
the latter, Uucle Sam Eas seem
ingly, cut the quality.
v With prohibition advancing in
. ; North Carolina abd the dispensa
ry abolished in South Carolina,
; there, is mighty little conversa
tion left for the two governors.
. Atlanta Jon-rna'.
_ . After all, Senator Smoot is not
so bad a man as he -has been
pictured. Although a Mormun, be
vyii not, nor has he evei beep, a
- polygamist. By a very large ma
jority the senate has refused to
"unseat the Utah senator.
?>.;We are pleased to note that the
practice oftsbooting horses hitch
i>d to wagor. 8 L. ? ling contraband
'liquors, in order to make seizures,
bas been discontinued iu Char
leston, and that now mounted
policemen are detailed for this
duty. Such a barbarous practice
?v%? reflection upon any CDmmu
. : nity.
: Congressman Lever has practi
cally announced that be will be a
candidate for the senate next
?yeair- in opposition to Senator
Latimer. There are probably a
half dozen others-yet to be heard
^rora. As the fifty per cent in
crease in salary greatly enhances
.the lusciousness of this"plum, the
race promises to be a very ex
3: Through the efforts of Mr. W.
^^^?rS^lland, county superintend
ent of education, a meeting of the
^County Teachers' Association will
;?e h?ld in the auditorium of the.
8. C. C. I. on March 22nd: All
irhita teachers aro urged to attend
this meeting. "Mr.; Holland callt
upon- the trustees tb excuse - the.
. .teachers - for that ' day, so as.'to
B?i|sn*bIo them to attend. The pro
gram . appears elsewhere in this
> -issue. :_
? The'administration of the Com
mission charged with closing up
the affairs of the state dispensary
is to be characterized by rigid
economy. The monthly salaries
of the employes of that instiLu
? tion have been reduced from
; . $3,215 to $1,137. Every penny
savea* means that much more to
be paid into the state treasury
after the winding up process is
W?---, Dealers, in kerosene oil sustain
considerable loss through evapora
tion, but not so with dealers in
h. ? liquor. Of the hundreds of barrei?
v of liquor in tho warehouse of the
state dispensary, some have beeo
. on hand so long that there has
. been considerable evaporation.
: This apparent loss can be regain
i ed, however, by adding watej, so
experts say. As the "proof" is in
. creased through the process of
- evaporation, sufficient water can
bradded to restore the original
^contents of the br.rrels without
affecting the quality of the whis
key. This being true, the state
; will not lose through the shortage
of barrelled goode, but may lose
through the shortage of county
dispensers. Already the commis
sion has found shortages of the
Matter class aggregating $18,000.
Immigration will not only in
% crease the supply of labor and
" build up the waste places in thp
rural districts, but the right kind
<?of. immigrants will recruit the
ranks of South Carolina's citizen
ship with meu of character, force
and power-men who will be fac
tors in lightly administering the
affaire of state, as well as in the
ordinary affairs of life. But for
the coming of a colony of sturdy,
sterling Germans years ago,
.South Carolina would not now
have Hon. M. F. Ansel for gov
ernor. Capf. F. W. Wageuer, ol
Charleston, that tower of strength
^in the commerce of the state, first j
vsaw. the light in the old country, j
sud Mr. John McSwe?n, a mern- j
ber of the dispensary commission
and one of the most substantial
citizens of the Pee Dee section, is
native of Scotlund. Scores of |
? other men of liko character could
be mentioned. Hejp along the
. immigration movement whenever
. and wherever possible.
RECOLLECTIONS OP A CON
? FEDERATE S OLDIE R
EY CAPT. GEO. B. LAKE.
One of the v?ry best soldiers of
the army of Northern Virgiuia,
commanded by the matchlese
Lee,-failed to attain to high
rank on accouut of his ugly habit
of constantly getting shot.
.In Edgefield District, (now
county) South Carolina, lived
Rev. D. D. Brunson and his
saintly wife, Lucretia, both in the
glory laud now. In 1861 they had
eight sons and one daughter, the
latter bas joined her christian
parents in Heaven. The sons are
all liviug in 1907.
In 1861, four of the Brunson
boys, who were old enough, eut??r
ed the confederate army, aud one
of the others died as soon-as he
was large enough to shoulder a
gun. The remaining three were
too Bmall for soldier?, even at tho
It is of one of these men I wish
to write a few facts.
Capt. William Henry Brunson
waB orderly sergeant of Co. C
(Greggs) 1st South Carolina
The writer was a private in the
same company. >
The company left home, Edge
field, S. C., the 6th day of Janua
ry 1861 and reached Charleston
the next day. We^sawthe nrst gun
fired on Ft. Sumter the 12th of
April, 1861, aud surrender of Maj
Andeison the 13. A few days later
this Regiment of State troops
volunteered to go to Virginia*, and
was the first command from any
state, to reach Richmond. We
marched some time in May from
Fairfax, C. H. to Dranesvillo aud
on the return to Fairfax, C. H.
?kirmiBbed with some federal
troops at Vienna; killed seveir
Yankees without Joss to our sid J,
and then continued to Fairfax.
Aa this regimeut had only eu
lifited for six months it was dis
banded in July, th9 men joining
other organized commands or
making up new oues. A month
after Brunson was 2nd Lieuten
ant of Company D 14th S. C.
Volunteers; was in service on th?
South Carolina coast until 22ud
.of April, 1862, when the regiment
wa3 ordtred to Virginia to the
command of Brigadier Geu. Max
cy Gregg, Anderson's Division at
When the Confederates retreat
ed from Fredricksbure, Bruuson
in command of his company,
covered the rear of Andersou's
Division. At tho battle of Gains
Mills he was slightly wounded
early in the day, hut while iu a
charge about sun down ho was
shot in the mouth, the ball pass
ing out the back of hU neck. Be
fore this wound had healed he had
one band shattered while his
regiment,'14tb S. C., was charging
a rodoubt .J the battle of Chan
cellorsville. In the first days fight
at Gettysburg be was shot through
both legs. He fell on a Federal
captain who was shot through oue
leg. AfceX; getting bimsslf off the
Federal officer he said, "Captain,
you are bleeding profusely, I have
some whiskey in.my canteen that
I thought I might Deed if badly
wounded. Drink it," handing him
the canteen ; the other taking the
canteen and .seeing it was'light
said, "there is not more than^.a^
arinfc- here. --*Have' you had \ any?"}
'.?Vrhen ' Bruuson said he had-not
be'for a time refused to take.it,
untif he was convinced that, he
wovJd 80?n\faint if he did not.
Two heroes had met. They both
recovered. After Brunson was
again well enough for duty, he
was assigned to the command of
the' 2nd Company of the S. C.
Battalion of Sharpshooters com
manded by Maj. W. 8. Dunlop,
McGowans Brigade. Beginning
with the battle of the Wilderness
on the 4th day of May, 1864, he
was constantly under fire until
22nd of June. While in command
of his battalion of three compa
nies, and opposing the advance of
the whole of Hancocks corps on
Petersburg, he was shot through
He received no more wounds of
importance after this, but was
constantly fighting after his foot
healed. At the'battle.near Peters
burg, known as Jones Farm, 30th
.of September and 1st of October,
1864, with bis little command
charged the JoneB House, cap
turing a detachment of the 1st
New York Mounted Infantry.
With the same little command of
sharp shooters on the 1st of Octo
ber he drove in and captured 200
men of a Pennsylvania regiment
behind works. Brunson, with bis
sharp shooters was constantly
fighting after this.
On the 31st of March. 1865,
they were on the right of Lee's
fortification, and when the linet
were broken brought up the rear
to Sutherland Station, fighting at
every step. This constant fighting
continued to Appomatox, where
the army surrendered on the 9tb
ot April, 1865. The last 15 days
these men never knew what it was
Capt. Bruuson is the post mas
ter at Edgefield, S. C., now.
No man ever had a truer friend,
no community a courtlier gentle
man, uo country a better soldier.
The foregoing article, so fraught
with iutorest to hundreds of cur
readers, waa written by Cap".
George B. Lake and was published
in the Clinch Valley JNews, of
Tazewell, Va., where Capt. Lake
now resides. It is with peculiar
pleasure that The Advertiser pub
lishes the accouut of (he dei u>
of valor of our fellow-townsman.
Capt. W. H. Bruueou. It ?6 far
better to scatter kind word-,
"well doues" and flowers, about
his pathway while in tho flesh
than to withhold them until be
shall have joined- the Immortals
in the years to come. Doubtless
Capt. Lake's being among the bat
tle scenes of old Virgiu-a has in
spired a reminiscent mood, so we
hope to te able to publish ottn-r
like articles from bis pen.-Edito
The Death Angel visited ?he
home'of Mr. and Mrs. Julian R.
Strother on Sunday morning last
and bore away the immortal s >;rir
of MTS. Emily Walker to the
mansions iii t'je skipp. On Monday
the remains were csrri'd to Beau
fort for interment.
This mother in I?n:el was the
wife of MIP Rev. Edward T. Wal
ker of'hal'owed memory. Before
this happv ui iin ff lives, she was
Miss Emily Barnwell, a d^scend
snt of one of the oldes', most
honored and most aristocratic
familirg ? f the lew-country. Prior
to the breaking out of the Civil
War, ?hey lesided'at Beaufort,
but refugeed to Edg' field along
with other families'-when the dan
gers from the clash of arms be
came so imminent in Ile coast
wise sec'ion. After moving to
Edgefield, Rev. Mr. Walker be
came ihe rector of Trinity Episco
pal church and for very many
years rendered faithful service in
tb IR parish.
The sweet influence of this long
life of beautiful service and devo
tion to ber Master has been as a
beacon-light to many earthly pil
grims: In bis iufinite wisdom, God
lengthened her days far beyond
the average life of mortals, being
in her 89tL year wbeu the fina'
summons came.' Now that His
plan iu her life has been crowned
with full fruition, she- has been
called up higher to be with loved
ones gore before and to receive
the reward prepared for thoea who
are faithful to the end.
The devoted husband and one
or two children awaited Mrs. Wal
ker's coming in that "upper and
better-world," bur. ehe'ie survived
by tbree very affectionate chil
dren, Mrs. Julian R. Strother,
Miss Emily Walker and Mr. Ed
ward Walker. The lat? er resides
Thousands Have Kidney Trouble
and? Don't Know it.
How Tc T lad Oat.
Fill a bottle or common glass with your
water and let it stani twenty-four hours; a
-v sediment or set
tling indicates an
I unhealthy condi
tion of the kid
j. y neys ; if it stains
t' J your linen lt is
' evidence of kid
ney trouble; too
frequent desire to
pass it or pala in
the back is also
convincing: proof that the kidneys-and blad
der are out ;f order. ,
What So Bo.
Th?re te comfort Sn the knowledge so
often expressed, tha? ?Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney remedy fulfills every
wish tn curing rheumatism, pain in the
back, kidipya, liver, bladder and every part
of tfr? urinary passage. It corrects inability
to he l d wa'.er and scalding pain in passing
:t, or bad effscts following uss of liquor,
wine or beer, and over sofaes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
during the day, and to get i'[> many times
during the night. The wild *nd the extra
ordinary effect of S ?7)31)11$? Stoot ls soon
realized. It stands the highest for its won
?erful cures of the moa* distressing cases.
If you need a medicine yo? should Juive tht
best. Sold by druggists in SCc. and?!, sizes,
v You may have a sample bottle o? this
wonderful discovery z: p^***
.and a book that tellsi
more about it, both sent j
absolutely free by mail,
address Dr. Kilmer & Hoenoof Swamp-Root
Co., Binghamton, N. Y. When writing men
tion reading this generous offer tn thispaper..
? * *. .*''v*..*..?-?.y . ' . . ? -' ?
. Don't make any mistake, hut
remember (the 3naine, Swamp
JRoot, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
?nd the address, Binghamton, N.
Y., on e^ery bottle.
Power that comes by fits and
starts is not to be relied on. It is
the youngman whoholdB'ou three
hundred and sixty-five days in the
y9ar who makes a success.
Mr. Lum Blair of Modoc was
buried at Modoc last Saturday
morning. Bro. Littl john conduct
ed the funeral service. Mr. Blair
was 85 years old. He leaves a
widow and a hoBt of relatives aud
friends to mourn his loss. We ex
tend sympathy to the bereaved
An iufantof Mr. and Mrs. Eb
Munday died yesterday morning
and will be buried to-day at An
tioch at ll o'clock. The child was
only three months old, yet it had
lived long enough to have a place
in the hearts ot the parents that
can never be filled. The death of
cur little ones makes heaven
uearer and clearr-r-yee, and
Sunday was a bad church-going
day. Very few ppople attended at
Antioch, The raiu continued to
fall all day.
Mr. Preston Stone visited
friends at Modoc last Saturday
Mr. Kim Holmes ot Modoc was
in our town last week shaking
hands with his many frieudf.
Mrs. Butler Hammond raised
a lomon that weighed out* and a
Mr. W. Y. Quarles of Rehoboth
lost his store- hyuse and stock of
goods by fire yesterday morning.
We have not beard any of the
particulars about the fire
Mr. Walter Holmes will soon
have h is house finished. We will
keep you posted about this young
Mr. H?-m pt on T)y r went lo
|Augusfa last wet-k fi.r an "j"-ra
Mr. R. A. Wash made a busi
ness trip to Augusta last Monday.
' Regularas Ibo Su>."
is an pxpr^sfciou an niel as tb
rac*. No doubt the rising iud fai
ring of th-; sun is the most r-gu
?ar perforuiance in the universe,
utilise it is the. action of the bow
els and liver when regulated witt?
Dr. King's New Lite Pills. Guar
anteed. 25c. G. L Pf. h ti & Son
W. E. Lynch & Cu
Very large assort ment of Air
Ian's Perfumer* in all of the doli
cale fend popular odor?. There is
nothing better on the market.
Little Stevens Creek
Mountain Creek 1
Red Oak Grove
Let this, the Centennial
benevolence. Expect gr
"There is that withholdet
?be Limit of Life.
The most eminent medical sci
entists are uuauimous in the con
clusion that the gpuprallv accept
ed limitation of human -life is
many years below the attainment
possible with the advanced knowl
edge of which tbfi rac* is now
possessed. T1IP critical period,
that determines its du rai i on,
seems to be between 50 and 60;
tbe proper caro rf the b>-dy dur
ing th ie d' cade cannot y too
strongly urg'-d ; care|p5?iusF tlinn
being filial to l?tig^vilv, Natur*?'?
bes* helper after 50 i-a Electric
Bitter?, th" ?rcinnlific tonic medir
cine that rey i ta li zea ew-rv vrgan
cf the body. GuHiante<jdv. 50c. G.
L. Peu fl & Son YV. E. Ly nch &
"Everyb jdy Should Know"
says C G ?l?yp, n [iicnrin??it
business niau uf 131uit*. Mn., ih'.S'i
Buck-h'n'e Arnica Sa!VP is th>
qu:clc?>t and unrest heaht g sal vi
ever ?>pl''i''d to a sor", burn or
wound,or tn a c-tf-e of pil-s. Fy*
UBK! it and know what Fm ?aIk
ing about. Guaranteed. 25c. G.
L. P^nn & Hon \V. E. Lynch cv
Our Victor No. 1 Bed Springs
are guaranteed tor 20 years. Noth
ing-better on th? market.
Ramsey & Jones. :
Just received a large eh i pin-mt
of shces. St.e them, before buying..
May & Tompkiue.
Doi-.'t take our . word for i t, bul
try around and see if cur .-ftatc
meut is true when we say we can
save you money on clothing', fboes
and dry goods.
.May & Tompkins.
Allan's Ca?c:iret Tablets at
We are now showing the largest
and best selected lot of rugs, IHCP
curtains, table covers and couch
covers ever brought to this market.
Edgpfip.ld Mercantile Company.
Don't buy a grate cr heater ur
til you have seen ours.
Frosh Prunes and Eviporated
P. P. Blulock, Jr.
For Sale by Tl
jeld Baptist Association
??NTfor BENEVOLENT WORK for 1907.
I l 00
, 5 00
year of our Association, be th? greatest in its history in
eat ihings from God and attempt great things for God.
h more than is meet but it tendeth to poverty."
Chairman of Exec, Com.
1 am over-stocked on these goods and will sacri
fice the entire lot of the finest buggy robes in the
world made by Chase. Will still at half their value,
F.iom $1.15 to $16.5c a robe. Just think of it
Fh Plush Buggy Robes.
fer $2.50 that you have been paying $5.00 for.
$6.co robes now at $3.00. $7.00 robes at $3.50 and
$S.co robes at $4.00. We will pay the express
charges on any robe over $3.00, cash accompanying
the order, cr we will refund the money if not satis
. H. COSKERY,
The Carriage and Hardware Man of Georgia,
749 and 751 Broad Street AUGUSTA, GA.
ar gai ns.
. We have decided to continue our slaughter sale until the
Xjfc iT&t of IVtaDTch
as we have yet many Winter Goods on hand in all depart
ments. . .
Irk order to close out these goods and make ready for j
Spring Goods we will now make a still
We still have a
of staple and fancy Dry Gocds and can make intere sting
prices for the next Ten Days,
In Shoes and Clothing we
Can Fit Everybody
who will come to us, and will not only fit their feet and
bodies but our especially low prices will fit their pocket
books also. All we ask is for you to call, see the goods and
get our prices. I guarantee satisfaction on everything I sell.
Do not wait . till thers Bargains are all taken by your
ADVERTISER BUILDING EDGEFIELD, S. C.
sags- ?.* '??. ~T1&Wru!b?**A-<?-m
The unprecedented popularity of Royster's
ERS' BONE fertilizer has induced some of
3rs to ad\ertise Fish Guano, claiming theirs
s good/' FARMERS' BONE is the
Guano, ard, to prevent being imposed upon,
I be sure thit our trade-mark is on every bag.
?ly gu?rante that you are getting, the genuine
Made with Fish
-, s. mnm mm? co
Tar boro, N.C.
? Macon, Ca. 3
ie EdgefMi Mercantile Company.
Good Fertilizers and work in the right place at
the right time bring the farmers the best returns of
any investment 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, and
hope to be able to serve them for the year 1907.
Use Roaster's Farmers' Bone.
Use Armour,s Blood and Bone Goods.
Use Patapsco Mastodon and Georgia Formula.
Nitrate of Soda, Top Dressing for Grain, Lee's
Agricultural Lime, Kainit.
?3FAU sold here exclusively by
Get Our Prices
We are still prepared to supply your needs in reliable Shoes and
Rubber*. Better keep your feet dry. You caa buy uo better shoes
than Brown Shoe Company's goode. We guarantee them.
If you ue<?d a euit we eau supply you at very reasonable prices.
Get our prices before buying. We are able to meet any price quality
considered. We do not sell seconds m any goods.
Big line of men's hats in latest styles.
I>x*3T GooDs. -
We are off iring 8Dm J r-iry low pric33 i:i lres3 goods. Everything
fron the cheapest to the best. Trusting that we may be favored with
a continuance of your valued patronage. *
W<?1 have made a great reduction-in price 20 per cent
on . . . . . _ ':. ' ; j- . ....'^'f:
Clothing, Pants and Overcoats
in order to close them but to make room" for our Spring
If you are needing anything in the above lines do not miss
;his opportunity of securing
We buy only from the leading manufacturers of the jcoun
;ry and the merchandise that we are offering at such iiri
)recedcnted prices is first-class in every respect.
It will pay you to borrow the money to buy a suit ar d
overcoat now. Think of a
of 25 per cent.
Come at once while we can fit you.
DORI? & MIMS
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELD.S. C.
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN EDCE IELO COUNTY
Paid up Capital....?. $58,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits. S8,000-00
Liability of Stockholders->. 58,000,00
Protection to Depositors..... $144->000.00
We invite attention of thoie desiring * tafe depository for their money *o the ?uu??
acta. INTEREST PAIO ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
Under proviiion of ita charter thia bank is authorized to act as trastee, guardian
?ssin?strator and executor, and to accept and execnte trusts generally.
A. E. PADGETT, President i\ H RAIN^FORD, Vice-Pres
W. H. HAULING, Cash'.cr. W. A. BYRD, Asst. Cashier.
To the Planfers of Edgefseid:
Baldwin's Fertilizers have stood the test of 8 venteen
years in our county, its most liberal buyers and best friends
ef to-day, are the planters who hare used it continually
since its introduction in our county, which proves the ex
ceptional merit of
the Cotton, Corn and Grain
Before making your FERTILIZER deals for 1607 talk
with onr representative,
W. W. ADAMS,
who will give you the seoret of making a bale to the acre.