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ONE YEAR ' . $150
SSIX MONTH? 75
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 13. 1907.
f It xs better either to be silent,
n .or to say things of more value
1 than silence. Sooner throw a
I pearl at ha?sjrd than an idle or
a useless word; and do not say a
3 little in many words* but a
a great deal in a few.-PYTHA- ?
IQ a few short weeks speculators
will begin to figure on the cotton
acr^aeo. It is safe to say, bow
ever, that the year 1907 will nnt
bra record breaker, for the labor
cannot be had to cultivate a large
VA" statistician has discovered
that the average woman carries
from 40 to 60 miles of bair on her
head, but he has as yet been un
able-to determioe tbe length of
On opening court for the first
time in the new court house iu tho
town of Florence, Judge W. H.
Brawley, of the Uuited States
District Court, had the proceed
ings opened with prayer. Invoking
51 he blessings of the Supreme Law
giver on this occasion establishes
ia very beautiful precedent.
? J- . Tho "best laid schem?i" of Com
, 'missioner Watson are brought to
' ?aught-by the Federal authorities.
But he is every inch a man "for
vc.'V'a that, and a' that," and will yet
: find a way to bring immigrants
1 to South Carolina that will re
ceive the sanction of the very ex
acting officials of the national
Perkins has reimbursed the New
?York Life policy holders for the
. money contributed to the Repub
lican campaign fund. Now, if the
gnawings of conscience would
cauBe the dispensary rebates et
: cetera to be disgorged, the Comp
---.trailer General would be aided
'-C''-fs^^T. .materially, in meeting the
f .\?/>'$18l),000 deficit that stares him in
In a recent issue, the editor of
tHe-Columbia State, who is not a
prohibitionist, made, the following
-V) statement: "The State believes
p/thatin ?m&?g counties-the large
. majority of counties-:in this
State prohibition i? practicable,
and is therefore eminently de
sirable.":jMay Edgefield continue
: throughout the years to be one of
^itthat. "large majority of counties"!
The mosf cowardly assassin that
walks the face of the earth is the
' one who will in friendly tones call
? ; ?person to the door after night
fall and shoot him dead on the
threshold of hishome. There is no
punishment in this world, or the
next, too severs for the demon in
. human form who will commit such
a deed. The daily papers have re
f|/(Bently contained accounts of sev
1 eral murders of this kind.
In the agricultural pursuits, as
^.well as 'in the world of science,
this is an age of progress. We read
- of seedless apples and watermel
ons, and'losg staple cotton and
prolific corn, but the very latest
improvement, is on the old razor
back bog of our fathers. A farmer
in Colleton county now comes to
.the front with a five-legged hog.
This new breed of swine will be a
^great hit if the fifth leg is a "ham."
; The hog with three "hams" will
always command a premium on
V; the market.
Whenever prices advance, a
larger capital is required in con
ducting every line of business.
Just as the mills have to inv.-st
larger bums in . providing a sup
ply of raw cotton, and the mer
chants need a larger amount to
purchase a stock of the manufac
tured goods, so the farmers re
quire more money to equip their
. farm8 now than formerly. Some
years ago $100 would purchase a
good mule or horse, but now near
ly twjee that sum ia necessary.
This is not only true of the stock
on the farm but applies also to
implements of all kinds.
Attorney General Lyon haF
, rendered an .opiuiou to the effect
that no beer dispensaries can be
/established nuder the Garey
VGotlrau law. If beer be sold, it
-.roust be sold from A ciuntv'dis
pensary, just ns.other intoxicante
are, and not by an iudividual who
pays a royalty to the county and
:fiells it foi peiso ia 1 gait). In thip
. roppect, as well as in others, the
new law is ac improvement over
jibe old oup. An individual who
-pockets the profits is more apt to
. press the . sale of beer-increase
.its, consumption-than the dis
penser whose salary ?B not arTect
by/.theamount of his sales.
The Building* and Loan Associa
In a quiet way, without eny
flourish of trumpets or much ado,
the lc cal building and loau asEO
oiatiou has beeu a decided factor
io the upbuilding of Ertgefield.
Fully a score of attractive resi
dences and other buildings that
now adorn the streets of Edgefield
would never have beeu erected had
not ihe buildiDgand loan associa
tion provided for their erection
by granting lung term loans that
can be repaid io small monthly
payments. Besides encouraging
home building and increasing
very materially the taxable prop
erty, the association has ."Iso been
helpful to some as a savings in
stitution. From this standpoint
the Greenville News has the fol*
lowiug to say:
"The building and loan associa
tion is the wage-earuer's bank.
Systematic savings is tb'i only
nope of the mau working on a
salary, and the building and loan
offers the very beBt opportunity
Young men of Edgefield, it mat
ters not bow small your Falary,
make application for one or more
shares of stock in the local build
ing and loan association. You will
not ouly be bt>nefitted by your
savings, but you will form in early
life the habit of saviug your earn
A Georgia Judge on Prohibition.
Receutly Judge Spoer, of the
United States Circuit Court of
the Southern District of Georgia,
who W88 presented with a petition
prayiug that tho town council of
Valdosta, Ga., be restrained from
euforciug an ordinance that pro
hibited the sale of intoxicating
liquors, said:v .
"I think it will be a most
excellent thing for the prop
erty of ever}'body in Valdosta
and Lowude? County, and for
their moral status as well, if
the city of Valdosta (or oth?r
city councils) would prohibit
the sale ot intoxicating drinks,
would stand steadfastly to
that prohibition, and enforce
it rigorously by due process
of law. I bplieve it would do
more to solve the urgent aud
vital problems which are
^ pressing ou our southern peo
ple, do more to decrease the
volume of vagrancy and
crime, giv9 the farming and
manufacturing interests of
the country reliable aud in
dustrious.labor, save the ur.-,
protected women of our coun
try from the horror of wrongs
which shocks the whole na- .
tion, aud more to restore us
to simple life, aud genuine
old fashioned Americanism,
safety, contentment and
peace, than all other causes
v put tpgether."
The foregoiug is the most com
prehensive aud pertinent state
ment concerning the great prohi
bition cause that we have seen in
some time, and, coming from so
high abd excellent au authority
as Judge Speer of the United
States Circuit Court, it should
carry great weight.
If you have the blues, read the
27th Psalm. If your pocket-book
is empty, read the 37th Psalm. Il
you are losing confidence in meu,
read the 13th chapter of 1st Corin
thians. If people seem unkind,
read the 15th chapter of John. If
you are discouraged about your
work, read the 126th P^alin. If
you find the world growing small
and yourself great, read the 19tb
Psalm. If you cannot have your
own way in everything, keep silent
and read the 3rd chaptor of James.
If you are all out of sorts, read the
12th chapter of Hebrews.-Evan
Do not forget that collection for
Home and* Foreign missions.
The union meeting will convene
with Antioch church, on the 5tb
Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Addie Collins died last
Wednesday and was buried here
last Thursday morning. Miss
Addie was a consistent member
of Red Hill church, and during
her last illness she often told her
pastor that she was ready and
williug to die. While it is sad for
us to give up our friends, yet it ie
a great comfort if they are Chris
tians to know that they are at'rest
with God. Miss Addie leaves a
father, three sisters aud a host ol
friends and relatives to mourn her
loss. We exteud Bympatby to the
-Messrs. R. A. Wadi, Jobn
Hughey and C. E. Queries at
tended the Sunday school innri
Mrs. Butler Strom has been
sick for several days, but ie muck
improved at this writing.
Miss Weiuona Strom, wbo is at
tending school in Aiken, IB ai
I home for a few days to rest up.
She will return to Aikf-n iu itbnu'
two week?. . *
Mrs. Sophie Luxun.berger, o!
Gre*' ville, ie viaiting her parent?
Mr. aud Mrs. P. P. Doolittle.
Misses Sallie and May Wes'
visited friends at Plum Branc
Mi->B Essio Busspy ?B \ isi! in?
h?r sister,: Mrs. E. H. Thoim?s a
FOR SALEi Seventy acr"R ol
laud, well locked on'the pub?i
road be' ween Edgefield C. H . HU
August i, jj?ar "Rupert Cr.,s
Roads. Apply to.
Mrs. C. J. liardisiy,
The Doings of Court.
A. R. Cole who was being fried
at the bour of our going to pre??
!ast week was found guilty f
manslaughter and sentenced io
five years on the chaing<ii>g.
In the sase of Jesse Robertson,
who was also indicted for mur
der, a mistrial was ordered. The
stato was represented by the So
licitor and the defendaut by J.
Wm. Thurmond, Esq.
P. W. Mooring, indicted for
mulder, verdict rendered for the
defendaut, who was represented
by E. H. Polk. Esq., nnd S. McG.
Simkins, Esq. The Solicitor ap
peared lor the sti<e.
A mistrial was ordered io the:
case of the State vs. Spann West
and Henry West who were indict
ed for-assault and battery with
intent lo kill and carrying cou
coaled weapons. It was Spann
West who shot Mr. Spann Tone y
near Joh uFton, some months ago
The negroes'were represented by
Quitman Davie, "Esq., of> Aikan
and J. H. Tillman.. Esq., and
Messrs. Sheppard Brost assisted
in the prosecution.
. Mr. J. R. Bryant who was under j
indictment for killiDg John
Mitchell near Meeting Street had
no trouble in convincing the jury
that be acted in BPI? defense, a
verdict of not guilty being ren
dered. Mr. Bryant was represented
by J. Wm. Thurmond, Esq., and
the Solicitor appeared for the
state. The verdict in this case was
rendered on Saturday afternoon
aud the Sessions Court adjourned
The Civil Court.
At the usual hour the Court of
Common Pleas couveued on Mon
day niorninp. The Crst case called
wa? thal of the Kentucky Refining
Compauy vs Johnston Cotton Oil
Company. This waa a RU it to re
cover damages to the amount of I
$180.25 which the plaintiff claim
el it hod sustained by reason of
the defendant's failure to perform
its contract. ' A verdict v.a? ren
dered for the "d?fendant wlrch was
reprinted bv Messrs. Tompkins
& Wells, B. *E. Nicholson, Esq.,
being plaintiffs counsel.
At I he hour of closing our
forn s on Tuesday' the court ie en
gaged with a suit for damager
brought by Mr. Wulter Puiinds
against the Edgefield Manufactur
ing Company for personal in
juries sustained five or six years
ago. J. W. Thurmond, Esq., and
J. H. Tillman, Esq., are repre
senting Mr. Pounds aili Tomp
kins ? Well?, and Simeon Hyde,
Esq., of Charleston, the defend
The regular teachers' t-xn m i na
tion will be held nt the office of the
Couuty Superintendent of Educa
tion at lOdgefield on Friday, April
Hereafter th^se exumiuatioup
will be regularly held on tba third
Fridaya in Aprii and October,
these being the Jays named bv
tue State-Board of Education.
W. D. Holland,
. Supt. of Education.
1 Road Tax.
Notice is hereby given thal
time for paying the road tax will
expire ou tho 15th inst, after
which time the books will be
closed and the panalty will be
added as provided by law. Thos*
who have not paid had better do
so at onco.
D. P. Self,
Supervisor E. Co.
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable,
Almost everybody who reads the news
papers is sure to know of the v/onderfu!
! cures made by Dr.
L Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
j the great kidney, liver
[t and bladder remedy,
fe It is the great medi
as; cal triumph of the nine
teenth century; dis
J|j|]l covered after years of
^-.jUyll scientific research by
"C^sxl 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 Diseaser 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 of this paper
who have not already tried it, may have a
sample bottle sent free by mail, also a boole
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-1
hamton, N. Y. The'
regular fifty cent and Homo of sw?mn-itoot
I dollar sizes are K: 'd by all good druggists.
Don't make any mistake, but
remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
and the address, Binghamton, N.
Y., OD e,rery bottie.
F"n<1 your Rirlurs to iMs sironp, NOunrl, con
icrvativu bavluj;-* U.niU. On request wo will sotrl
"ou KuKK IL biipi-'y of our -Jlunk MesseORCy
.loney Ma.lei*" lor Ibo Mfo ir.-insmls.slon ot eoinor
urrfii-y In i)in1S'i:tf bank d'-pos-is !'>' "mil. You
.in st'ol sti-ii I c resile euell wi-i-k.nwl IIB m S^^/'
..> - r suriiig* Kt-<:ticinlat:i wlil issue you fa ^ 7
TIM MO fl 3 & COR LEY, %
Appointments at Tren toi
Crown and Bridge Work a Special
Pres animent o: Grin i Jury. '
Edeefieid, C. H. S. i , M a? ch 5,"
.To His Honor, Geo. Prince,
Presiding Judge, March Term of
Cour! for Edgefield County.
WP. the Graud Jury for ihe
v?ar 1907, have parsedon the in
dictments handed to us lythe
Cnnrr. and have male returns
thorin i fo tie Court.
Thia hern? o ir fi rsi ?ne .' ng for
the 3'.j1.ir, ?'?. h m, not ronsiijered
any ma't-rt- which may h ?ve been
ii 11 fi niched i o 'pr the tenn ot* the
Gran.! Ju rv far thc y ar l'JOG.
Such maitfrs will h av-? nurcou
4|d*-ra?'io?1 if ueue.*sar>% later pu
Thc following com ii: i 11< PB have
been appointed from our number
lo look after Puch: public matters
asare centra ly kok il after by
our body :
Com millee, ou Couutv Office?
and Account?:. Walter Cheatham.
A B Broadwater, S H M'inget, ?
P byrd, B R Smith, Chairman.
Com mit te?-on: P?inr House ond
Cou n'y Farm: T E Lam"-?, Chair
man. H Ll Sandern, V E Edward*.
Commit R'1 ou Chain Gang: J P
f^ixoii, Chairman, P B Stone, C L
Committee on Pub!:c Build
ing.-: N TTimmerman, Chairman,
? B Dasher, J B Holmes.
Committee on Roads, Bridge.?
and Ferriep: A B Ftat.klin, 'Chair
man, J E L?rick, W 0 Scot I, J A
Giro mi tte? ou Bonds of County
Office?: B R Smith, Chairman,
Walter Cheetham, S H Manget.
Wo desire lo call the attentioi '
of all M.ig?Rt.rate8 "n our ?Minij
lo the npesfity of their compli
ance with :he law in pr0.per.l3
binding over witnesses in caspf
omii g before them and t?'hi?? al?
pipers necessary with tb*> Clerl*
o? Court at the time before Cour1
as prescribed bv law. Any lax ty
ri regard to this duly of Magis
trales, if cs?l-d to rair ?It'-ntion
will bp prepeuted to the Cour* and
ma lc ; u'ilic. The failure of M
??tri't' S to properly ditcher* 1 their
duty in lliip regard, il ela rs |ln
operations *f the Court, and is th?
caupe of niu.'h u ed il ''X:>"ns
to our C-5UU?V.
We rb sir?s to PX press o.ir appre
ciation of the very r*>?r, a bl H and
fo'r.cib.'? charffo rn adi- lo us liv TI i F
lI'Mn r, Judge Princ/', as lo ih>
dn|i' s cf Grand Ju ri"? Wc also
desir-- to return thanes for th?
e uir'? a ort ns.*i?!-?in'?p r? nd ?red
to ns by ?he Solicitor oiid other
Court. . Oific-rs a? th is term of
Respect ful Iv,
B. R. SMITH, Foreman.
VThen placing1 your
alic;.' give me a calli
resent a ver? strong
lusurance Companies, our
Agent for the largest
X^IZPJZ - - -
insurance Co. 1 Will, ap
preciate a stare of ymirbusi
ness. i can be found at my
ofliiic-'OfHce No 2---over Bank of]
J?t. mes T? Xl I XL &
The Children's Favorite
Coughs, Colds, Croup and
Thia remedy ls famous for its cures over
a largo rmrt of tho civillzod world. It can
always DO depended upon. It contains no
opium or other harmlul drag and may bo
given as confidently to a baby as to an adult
Prico 25 cte: Larg1? Size. 50 eta.
For Sale by T
Dainty Spring fabrics. Each pi(
particular, designed with an eye ti
Taffeta, Ninon, Tissue Violette and Paris
White Goods and Linens
of-pveryi descriptinu hild fi rat pl ic; again this seasou.
This line we selected at r?ndern from several large Eastern
fTuuses with an eye single to our mutual interest, aud suc
ceeded in obtaining a FU iii ci ni amount to supply at least
thu creator portion of. mir customer? at old prices. We ^oiut
wi i h pride to HIPS ^ f ? c t H US cotton is higher than for ten
years patt. We prove out our. remarks with the few prices
horch) mentioned, viz.:
Dainty sheer 40 in. Lawn at 10c yrrd (limited).
Lovely styles in figured Muslin at 3f yard (limited).
*36 inch Percales in variety of st}les at 5cyard (limited).
Ginghams md Chambrays Good styles at 5c yd (limited)
Above prices for cash, but 'charged at regular values.
The Embroidery Sale
as usual admits no competition! Hardsome afsorfments.
Laces iu American vals, Callis aud French VJIS, Pluiu net,
are daily arriving. An early inspection and selection will
give you au opporluuity of getting the most up-to-date at
of the se.iFon. We a-e especially stroug iu White Goods
Mercerized Madras and fine materials for waists. Also a full
line of P. K. Dimitiep, Lawns and Liueu Suitings.
in all of tLe fine Mercerized Ginghams. Great display of
Dress Goods in all of tb?1 latest weaves. Very large stock
of Bleached Homespuu, Lonsdale Cambric, NaiD60ok, Long
Clotn, Val Lace, Torchon Lace, Cambric; and Swiss Em
broidery. Everything at
Our goods were all bought before the several recent ad
vances and we can sell them at prizes that are astonishingly
low.. Just received full liue of Men's and Boys SpriDg 6uits.
The unprecedented popularity of Royster's
HRS' BONE fertilizer, has induced some of
ors to advertise Fish Guano, claiming theirs
is good," FARMERS' BONE is the
Guano, and, to prevent being imposed upon,
d be sure that our trade-mark is on every bag.
lily guarantee that you are getting the genuine
11 mmm ??
Made with Fish
, 8, RSYSTp
Tarboro, N. C.
i Macon, Ca. <
he EdgefieM M^-'canlile Company.
ice has a distinct newness in every
rj dressy effectiveness when made
ssues, are the soft, sheer, desirable fabrics for
Baby Irish, Linen Torchon, Applique Medallions, Band
festoons and many novelty trimming.
Collars for Ladies
In distinctive cleverness of color and design, a positive
feast for the eyes and a brae r to the purse.
Right here we wish to say to our geutlemeu friends that
we also had them in mind, viz,: White vesta worth up to
$2.50 goiug at $1.00 and $1.25 each. Bnautiful assortmeut
latest ties, scarfs, shirts, collars aud handkerchiefs. Pana
ma Hats and tbe reliable Humanic ehoe8. Thia ahoe for foot
ease and graceful durability admits no pier
Remember, we wish to right all wrongs as we
aim to gain, retain and merit the confidence of all
Mules and Horses
A large supply of Mules and Horses
on hand, and some high-class horses
that can step some. Come and &ee
before you buy. We can save you mon?
B. L JONES & SON,
Edgefield, S. C.
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEFIELDJ3. C. -
State and Toum Depository.
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN EDCErlELD COUNTY
Paid up Capital.?. $58,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits. 28MOM
Liability of Stockholders. 58,000.00
Protection to Depositors. $144*000.00
We invite attention of thou daairinjj s info depoettoryfor their money *o use auu .?
fact?. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
Under provision of itt charter thia bank ta ?nt-orired to act aa trastee, guards
a lin mint rato r and executor, and to acctptand execute traits gineral y.
A. E. PADGETT, Preaident i\ H RAIN'bFORD, Vice-Prea
W. H. li AR LING, Caahier. W. A. BYRD, Aait. Caabier.
To the Planters of Edgefseld:
Baldwin's Fertilizer* hive stood toe tret of P venteen
yearn in our county, its most liberal buyers and best fti< nds
of to-day, are the planters who ha?e need it continually
since ita introducion in our county, which provea the ex
ception:;! merit of
the Cotton, Corn and Grain
Before mnkii.g your FERTILIZER deals for 1607 talk
with our representative,
W. VV. ADAMS,
who will sive you the secret of uoakiug a bale to the acre.