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SIX MONTH? 75
WEDNESDAY, MAB. 6. 1907.
We are told, "Lei nob the sung
?jo down on'your wrath," bat I ?
would add, never act or write
till it has done so. This role
has saved me front many an act
o? felly. It is wonderful what a
different view we take of the
ie evert four-and-tv enty
lours after it has happened.
SYDNEY S EXITS J
The "leenb1' are a little late
opening this year.
?SPIllGoYemor Ansel ia "making
.good" at a 2:40 gait.
, Aud "Uncle Joe" Cannon has
allowed Congress to adjourn.
- An injunction against the
fierce March wind will next be in
?te Clarke & Co:, distillers of Peo
ria, have found to their sorrow
that old tricks will not work pn
V Since the perdiera ot witness
es: aud jurors has been increased,
magistrates and other officials
Should see to it that unnecessary
and unimportant witnesses are
not summoned. Aud, by all means,
let the cbronio oi professional
?.:witnesses b> cut off.
- A celebrated aeronaut -who is
Stopping at the tourist hotel in
Ce. m den regrets that "there are nc
^anilities for getting gas" in that
town. The shortage of that com
modity is possibly due to the fact
that this is an off-year in politics.
; AD effort is being made to get
.?. "good men" to run the county dis
peri sar ies under the new law, but
wo do not believe that many good
"men will be tempted into accept
ing/ positions that "require them to
buy and sell liquor. County dis
o . : pensaries are no botter than the
?tate dispensary or aiiy. other
: kiud of-a barroom, and it is. as
wrong to sell whiskey in one as
Another.-Pee Dee Advocate.
.. Some of the Columbia ''boozers"
seem to possess elephantine ca
... pssity? A few dayB ago 40 gallons
of whiskey, marked "for personal
uss," were seized in the capital
city. Edgefield has produced a
^^T?r<?at many great men and thingB
bat she hasyet to produce a forty
gallo? capacity "boozer." Edge*
field steps aside foi~;Columnia to
pass up tc the head of the class.
'Despite the blocking of-the
. immigration movement by; the
a?tipna?: authorities, through the"
/e^rtaana". otherwise, the outlook
for the south has never..: been
brighter. The passage pf the bill
providing for immigration sta
tions at Charleston, Galveston ard
New Orleans, : carrying appropria
*. tiona fdr their establishment, is a
decided victory. Furthermore, the
proposed, trip to Bremen by Com
missioner Watson, Ex-Gov. Hey
ward and Mr. P. H. Gadsden, of
Charleston, will bring the foreign
ers into closer touch with South
Carolina, and give added impetus
to our cause.
:': In another county in this state
?' man was recently convicted
upon a grave charge - and before
sentence was passed by the court,
attorneys for the defendant pre
sented petitions setting forth the
high esteem in which he was held
in the community, asking that the
/sentence of the court be as light
~aa possible. Were such petitions
.Seeded, a new precedent in the
.matter bf dispensing justice would
be established. Punishment for
violated law should be ia keeping
wi?h the degree of the crime and
not. according to che degree of es
?t&ni in which the violator is held
? A Retraction in Order.
Just as his friends expected,
.time has proven the charges
brought against Eon. M. F. Ansel
by his opponents in the campaign
' last .sum mer to be utterly false.
2 Instead of being a "straddler" and
a "smooth politician," . he bas
prove rviimeelf to be a statesman.
Since Governor Ansel has been at
Jtbe helm of the Ship of State, no
jp?uef executive within the past
fifteen years has bad graver issues
to face of more perplexing prob
Jems to solve, yet heJias discharg
ed every do\ty. with a courage so
dauntless a^d with judgment BO
unerring as to call forth the ad-j
';miratiou of hie bitterest oppo
n"?0ts. Had he been tbe smooth
litician that he has bsen pic
tured, he could have usod the ap
:intive power .^o furlher his
litical ends. Instead of doing
Jhis, Governor Ansel has filled
very position that it became his
duty under the Jaw to fill with
oiaest, thoroughgoing, business
ien who were entirely free from
ny- political taint or entangie
.ej?ta. Let t hos? who have cast;
aspersion npon Hon. M. F. Ansel j
r^anoeforth "hold their peace/'
An Ideal Charge;
Judge Prince's charg* to t
grand jury on Monday was
model, being par excellence t
ablest and most comprehensi
charge that bas been delivered
the Edgefield court room in ma
years. Besides outlining the du
ofagraud juror in a very lui
manner, he, with great force a
earnestness, appealed to the ma
hood and moral souse of the
gentlemen, urging them to d
j charge their duty fearlessly a
faithfully. In his jemarks, Jud
Princ9 laid eepecial emphd
upon racial purity and the edn<
tion of the white children, urgii
that the integrity and supre
acy of thq Anglo-Saxon race
preserved at all hazard. Wou
that every citizen iu the coun
could have beard thia id<
Fifty Years Ago.
The following account of t
burning of the barn of Col.
W. Pickene, which is taken frc
The Advertiser of Feb-uary 18i
1857, will be of interest to ma
of our readers:
The large barn of Hon. F. ~\
Pickene, two miles from tl
place, on the Newberry road, w
consumed by fire on Friday eve
ing last, "involving a very co
siderable loss to the owner T
building was ninety feet in leug
by forty-eight in breadth, t
stones high, with granary, cor
shel lerp, fan. thrasher, straw ci
terp, etc., complete. lu the oas
ment were some twenty-five
thirty mules aud several blood
mares. Two of the inanes and fi
of the mules were burnt to deat
Twenty-one of the muips we
saved with comparatively lin
injury. About two thousand ai
seven hundred bushels of cor
besides a very large quautity
fodder, oats, wheat and ppas we
lost. Out of a bulk of about thr
thousand bushels of corn in tl
shuck, some seven hundred busl
els were saved by hauling wat
and throwing it upou the burnii
mass. A.lopg and corumodioi
cow house, adjoining, was ah
burnt, and also a shuck barn. Tl
total loss is estimated at *5,0(
and may perhaps prov** lo ha'
been even more. Col. Pickej
states to us that he bas no dou
ft was the work bf an incendiar
He bas grounds for the belie
and it would be well for everyoi
to keep on the look out again
a like misfortune. It is hoped th
perpetrator may yet be expos?
and punished as be deserves.
By reading between the Hues i
the foregoing, those of the preset
day and generation eau draw
mental picture of the conditio)
that obtained on the large Soutl
ern, -ante-bellum farms. Fifi
years ago, instead of growing co
ton, the farmers cultivated tl
cereals chiefly, and devoted muc
time to stock raising.'' Where
the barn in Edgefield county ti
day" that contains three thouraan
bushels of cornjoesides quantity
of wheat, oats and peas?
On last Friday at our regul?
monthly meeting, we htld a m<
morral senicj to our lamente
missionary and co-worker, Mit
Juue Nicholson, whose immorta
soul took it flight to the God wh
gave it Feb. 11th, 1907. Miss Lo
Gary presided. She opened th
service with a song, "Nearer m
God to thee." Then read Rev. 7
7-9. We then sung the beautifu
hymn, "Safe in the arms of Jesufe.
After the soDg she read Prov. 31
31, paying a loving tribute t<
June. Miss Eliza McCullough fol
lowed with a sweet and touchin
tribute. Another song, "Saviou
more than life to me," after whicl
a poem was read by Mrs. Marvii
Auld. The sweetest feature of I h
. service was a poem, "A voice fron
Heaven," read with BO much pa
thoe by Miss Eliza McCullough
that one felt as if the spirit of ou
dear June was in our midst.
A beautiful and touching praye
was made, then the service closet
with the song "Bleet be the til
that binds our hearts in Cbristiar
love," On the table he*ween twe
vases of white flowers, w?s pic
ture of June Nicholson, drapec
with asparagus fern tied with t
large bow of white satin ribbon
which was an inspiration to those
present to consecrate anew theil
hearts lo the work she loved.
Sorrows and bereavements se'im
to crowd upon our Missionary
Society, and again with sadness
in our hearts, we offer sympathy,
born of fellowship and love.
The following resolutions were
read and adopted:
Whereas, God has called to
come up higher, our beloved mis
sionary and co-worker Miss June
Nicholson, now be it resolved:
1st That WH hereby express our
high appreciation of her efficient
service io the work she loved. We
thank God for ber noble example
of zeal, patience and faith, and
ber loving service.
2nd. That by more earnest de
votion to duty, we will strive to
imitate hur grand example.
3rd. That we will chenab her
memory of loving deeds and-more
earnestly labor to advauce the
cause the 'oved.
4th. That we extend <o .he be
reaved mother, our heartfelt sym
pathy. May the grace which so
wonderfully sustained her pre
cious daughter ni the day of
suffering, aud in the dying hom,
be her portion in this time of sor
5th. Thad we truly sympathize
with her dear sisters and broth.,
ere in this dark hour, and pray
that their strength fail not and
their faith and ?ope abide. "Jhe
sorrows of earth . are heavy, but
the recompense ie sure, and sweet
fro those who are faithful unto
6th. That the above be fpread
upou our minutes, and be publish
ed in thc county papprs and the
Southern ?hristian Advocate, and
a copy be sent to her family.
Mrs. A. V. Evaue, Vice i res.
Mrs. B. Timmons,
Mise. Lou P. Gary, Cor. Sec.
Com. W. F. M. S.
Spring- Term of Court. -
At the accustomed hour the
March term of Cuurt of General
Sessions conveued un Monday
morning, with Hon. George E
Prince, of Andereon, as presiding
judge. Solici'or Timmermau, ste
nographer MacFeat, Clerk of
Court Cogbuui and Sheriff W. G.
Ouzts were promptly at their
After the court was organized,
Judge Prince delivered ene of the
ablest charges to the grand jury
that bas evfr been hearl in
Edgefield's Temple of Justice.
Mauy indictments were bande?
the grand jury by the Solicitor.
The following true bille werf
found: jpsse Robertson, murder;
Stephen Lundy, murder; A. R.
Coles, murder; West and the
Hainmondc, assault and battery
with intent to kill ; Jobn Oliphant,
violating the dispensary law; I.
Pmg<-r. adultery; Alex And-vson,
disposing of propprty under li- t.]
Jobu R. Bryant, murder.
On Monday George Robertson
and Jim Fuller plead? d guilty to
the charge- of stealing cows fron:
thp Horn's Creek pasture of Mr.
J. I). Mathis and w.?re s^n'encpd
to 2 years fach on the county
Charles G'-million was n*xt
tried for killing yo ing Mr D->rn
in tba town of Johnston Beveral
months at?o. The result was an ac
quital, the defpidant being rep
resented by S. M. Smith, Etq.,
and the State by the Solicitor.
At the hour we close our forms
on Tuesday afternoon the court is
engaged with the trial of A. R.
Coles for killing Goode Gomillion
in Johnston last June. Coles Wa?
tried in October last for tb is
offense but a mistrial was order
ed. The State ia represented by
Solicitor Timmermau and S. McG.
Simkins, Esq . and the defendant*
by J. Wm. Thurmond, Esq., and
N. G. Evans, Esq.
The grand jury will complete
its work and make its presentment
on Wndueeday, but it is probable
that the entire w^ek -will ba cou
eum'din clearing the criminal
It is not uucommon to hear
men express the conviction that
just so men are sincere iu what
they believe it matters ht.le what
they believe. This bas been a
great snare to many w.bile it bac
appeared to put honor upon sin
cerity, a most worthy '.rait and
one . always dilligeutly lo be
sought, it has.in reality dishonor
ed sincerity by trying to useitas
a cloak for the greatest evil;
.Possibly one of the greatest
needs of our churches tooday.is a
closer fellowship or walk with
God. ?The- Bible tells us that
Enoch.walked with God audit
pleased God. John wrote: "He
that saith he abideth in . him,
ought also to walk eve?' as he
walked." It is possible formen
to walk together' without fellow
ship. But when Enoch walked
with God, it was as friend with
friend. They enjoyed each other'B
society. For one to walk with God
it is to feel his p-esence. This
presence of God is by faith. One
can feel that God is near, though
we can't see him only by faith.
Tht n when one walka with God,
th?re must be peace with him.
"How can two walk together except
that they be agreed?" If we are at
peace with God there we must be
like-minded with God. Have you
made a contribution this year to
Homo and Foreign missions? If
you have n Dt will you make it now.
The recent rains have put the
roads in a bad condition for haul
Miss May Thomas who has Leen
visiting friends at Star returned
I DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
Kidney Trouble Hakes You Miserable.
Almost everybody who reads the news
papers is sure to know of the wonderful
cures made by Dr.
L Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
the great kidney, liver
[L and bladder remedy.
It is the great medi
cal triumph of the nine
teenth century; dis
covered after years of
Lwv_ffi scientif"ic research by
rtsgpM Dr- Kilmer, thc 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 eyery'.hing but if you have kid
ney, liver or bladder trouble it will be found
just the remedy you need. Jt 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 cass that a special arrangement hos
been made by which all readers of this paper
who have not already tried it, may have a
cample bottle sent free by mail, also a bool:
telling more about Swamp-Root and how tc
find out.lf you have kidney or bladder trouble.
When writing mention reading this generous
offer in this paper and
send your address to ?
Dr. Kilmer St Co., Bing
hamton, N. Y. The
regular fifty cent and Homo of Swamp-Boot,
.ioilar sizes are s' 'd by all good druggists.
Don't make any mistake, but
remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
aud the a.ddrese, Birghamton, N
Y., on e"ery bottle.
Very large assortment of Al
lan's Perfumery in all of the deli
cate and popular odors. There is
nothing better,?n the market.
^ .-Timmons Bros.
Mi. and Mrs. Ezra Talb TI. visi
ted Mr. aud Mis. Marcellus Tal-'
bert last week, and will return to
their homo in Augusta tj-day.
Mr. and Mrs. Graves McDnuiel
of Modoc atteiided church here
yest, rd ay.
Mr. an.l Mrs. Will Heath war
ship) ed hero jesbrday.
Mr. Cab Kev of Modoc visited
his friend in our town yesterday.
Cab has a' eye to husiuess.
Mr. aud Mrs. Flavia Grava of
Plum Branch visited friends hern
last Suturday ai.d Sunday.
Messrs. Tom Brown and Boyd
Ho?nies are at Ecg'-'Seld this
wc-k being un the jury.
Mr. James Bod ie nf Plum
Branch ?as iu town last week,
Mr. Bo die has many friend? hen
wbo ure always glad-to see him.
The Touch That Heals
I.- the touch of Buckleu's Ani
ca Salve. It'd the happiest combi
nation of Arnica flowers and heal
ing balsams ever compounded.
No matter bow old the tore or
ulcer is, this salve will cure it.
For bums, scalds, cuts wounds or
piles, it's au absolute cure. Guar
anteed. 25c. G L? Penn ?fe Son
VV. E. Lynch & Co.
IS a delicious chew,
made from the best
North Carolina leaf;
a leaf that has a spec
ial texture, a special
flavor and wnich
makes RED EYE a
specially fine and satis?
fymg che wing tobacco.
Most people prefer it|
to tobacco costing one
dollar per pound.
Ask your dealer for it and
insist on him keeping it.
Write for Special Prices.
:.'r/'!.. .. ;,"~v. ... ' -;x'.-" y^t
WINSTON N C
Our Victor No. 1 Bed Springe
are guaranteed (or 20 years. Noth
.ng better on th/ market
Ramsey & Joi es.
Just received-''a large shipment
of shoes.' Si-e .them before buying.
Alvy & Tom pk i us.
Do:-'t take our word for it, bu:
try around and eee if our state
meut is true when we say we cai
save you money on clothing, "boef
and dry goods.
May & Tompkins. \
Allan's Ca?c-iret Tablets at
We '?re now showing the larges'
and b^st selected lot of rugs, Inc*
curtains, table covers and couch
cover? ever brought to this market.
Edgefield Mercantile Company.
Don't buy a grate cr heater ui:
til you have seen ours.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE Co.
Frish Prunes and Eviporat^d
P. P. Blalock, Jr.
F. S. ROYS'
For Sale by TJ
Larg! steck of Trunks ard4
Leather Suit f Cases at very low
Ramsev & Jones.
for' Gasoline En
gines, Steam En
gines, Saw Mills,
Cotton Gins, Presses etc.
? J. NORRIS
Just reoeived delightful Roast
ed Coffee, 15 to 25 o^nts per pou Dd.
JAS. S. BYRD.
. EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Offlse over Post-Office.
f or FIRE INSURANCE
Go to see
W. H. HARLING
Before insuring elsewhere. We represent the Best Old
W. H HARLING, A GT.
At The Farmers Bank of Edgefleld, S. C.
A large supply of Mules and Horses
on hand, including* high-grade horses
that can step some Com? and &ee
before buying; We can save you mon
B L. JONES & SON,
Edgefleld, S. 0.
Use All Ani mal Matter Ammoniates
High Grade Fertilizers.
Office 911, 01.2, 91& Prudential Building.
TO FARMERS: For Colton cultivation, a reliable fertilizer
made si nor ly f>am ALT. ANIMAL AI AT TER AMMONIATES,
Drivel Blood and me it and bone Tankage, elihu'd b? used. We use
r nit liing e!s*?ad an am noniate. Swifts Reliable fertilizers will not
,ear the Toot? of plants
in dry weat her nor leach
in wet weather, which
cnn be attributed to Cot
ton Seed Meal fertilizers
Write ns for our new
1907 book ht. Our fertil
izers are dry and suita
ble for Drilling; and al
ways uniform in quality
Use Palmetto High
Grade 8-3-3 Planter's8
2.2 for cotton and corn.
For Sale by W. W. ADAMS, Edgefleld, S. C.
Watch this space
for my SPRING
ADVERTISER BUILDING EDGEFIELD, S. C.
have been the standard
because they are mad?
from honest materials,
See that the trade mark
is on every bag. None
genuine without it.
PER GUANO CO., Norfolk, Va.
ie EdgefkJd Mercantile Company,
Good Fertilizers and work m the right place at
the rightwtime 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 thc year 1907.
Use Royster'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.
[^^"All sold here exclusively by
Get Our Prices
We are ?till prepared to supply your neede ia triable Shoes and
Rubber??. Better keep your feet dry. You caa buy no better ghoea
than Brown Shoe Company's goods. We guarantee them.
If you uetd A PU it we can supply you at' very reaoooabie prices.
Get our prices before buying. We are able to meet any price quality
considered. We do not gell seconds m any goods.
BU lino of menVhatsin latest styles.
We are off iring s )m? w*rj low pncJSjiu lres3 good*. Everything
frosa the cheapest to the best. Trusting that we. may be favored with
4 continuance of your valued patronage.
We have made a great reduction-in price 2? per cent
Clothing, ants and Overcoats
in order to close them out to make room for our Spring
Stock. . . r
If you Wc needing anything in the above lines do not miss
this opportunity of securing
We buy only from the leading manufacturers of the coun
try and. the merchandise that we are offering at such un
precedented prices is first-class in every respect.
It will pay you to borrow the money to buy a suit ard
overcoat now. Think of a
of 25 per ce nt. -/
Come at once while we can fit you.
DORN & MINIS
THE FARMERS BANK
- OF EDGEFIELDJS. C.
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THI LARaiST ANO STRON?Kt>T BANK IN KDCE' lELD COUNTY
Paid up Capital. $58.000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits. 28,000 00
Liability of Stockholders... 58,000.00
Protection to Depositors.^. $144-000.00
Wa ??vite tttention of tko? d noir inp; ? ?afc d. pout or j for their money ?o ta? BIM*.
?eta. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
Uader ?roviaioa of ita ck? rtar thia bank ii aathorUcd to act aa trait?e, guardias
"niaiitrator and ?z? cu t o r, and to accept ando zacate traita generally.
A. S. PADGETT, President i\ H RAINSFORD, Vice-Prei
W. H. HAR LI NO, Caakler. W. A. BYRD, Ant. Cashier.
To the Planters of Edgefseid:
Baldwin's Fertilizara have stood the test of a veuteen
y caro in our county, its most liberal buyers and best friends
.f to-day, are the planters who hare used it continually
pince its introduction iu our county, which proves the ex
ception-} merit ef
the Cotton, Corn and Grain
Before making your FERTILIZER deals for 1607 talk
with our represeutative,
W. W. ADAMS,
?ho will give yon the secret of making a bale to the aore.