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L. MUMS* _ - - - fSDTSOR
ONH YEAR $1.50
SIX MONTRd 75
WEDNESDAY, APR. 17. 1907.
f Nature has given us two ears. J
i two eyes, and but one tongue. I
I to the end that we should hear j
? and see more than we speak.- *
The "unwritten law" seems not
to have the same weight with
northern as with southern juries.
If there is not a decided change
in the wea her, the traditional
"cold day in August" will be here
by an 1 by.
gS?< We ese by the. papere that the
cold snap bas damaged truck aud
the like, but it Las not yet check
ed the crop of April brides.
All of the graft germs were not
. destroyed when the state dispen
sary was killed. They have broken
; out afreah in the county dispen
Hon. John Temple Graves needs
|*0 tightening up. Evidently there ie
a screw loose somewhere about
??1" his anatomy, which caused him
to fly off at a tangent .;t the Bryan
banquet in Chattanooga.
They tell us that some of the
- defunct state dispensary liquor
actually froze m Columbia the
other day. Is that a reflection
KE-upoa the April weather or the
"fuss X", or both? s
Thaw will be finally acquitted
gplbat the agonies of a second trial
will have to be endured, by de
fendant and reading public alike,
L,y ~before sach a verdict is recorded.
Were it not for the moral effect,
S., tjbe district attorney had about as
? well withdraw the indictment.
April weather is usually fickle
: showers and. sunshine following
each other in quick succession
but never before BO freakish as it
has been this year. Positively,
"there has been more ice thus far
in April than there was fora like
period in January.
Some people seem to think.that
whiskey is illicitly sold only in
lue counties that have no dispen
saries* This is not the case. In
Abbevilleoounty, which is a dyed
in-the-wool dispensary county,
there wer* collected last week as
a result of one raid fines a^gr?ga
<--fckrg- l^iKV-orie_^oM6e offonders
being a white woman.
The Standard Oil Company has
been found guilty on 1,463 counts
of an indictment for receiving
rebates from the Chicago and
Alton railroad. If the verdict is
sustained, fines aggregating mil
lions of dollars will have to be
, paid by the oil trust ; not by the
trust either, for the price will be
raised and the consumers will
gradually'pay- it off. That's wbeie
the shoe pinches; the trust is in
a position to fix any price it
One of the county dispensers
in Columbia was recently found
? to be $1,500 short in his accounts,
and after friends and relatives
made good the amount the county
board with drew the warrant, sta
ting that they were willing to
drop the case. This is a bad pre
cedent to establish. Instead of
checking it, such actions will
have a tendency to encourage
graft. ? dispenser will say : ,kI
will appropriate this or that and
if I am detected I will make it
The first hanging in Greenwood
county occurred on Friday last,
wheu a negro was legally executed J
tor the cold-blooded murder of !
his broth?r-in-law. After the life
less form was cufdown the sheriff I
had the gruesome scaffold taken
down and carefully stored in the
basement of the court house for
! future use. Who'll be the next to
mount Greenwood's ready-made
gallows? It seems .that the crimi
nal class would be deterred by
having constantly in mind the
fact that a death-dealing device
?P ready and waiting to perform
its part in avenging.crime.
There is some talk of reviving
dueling in Oklahoma. Through an
.oversight no clause prohibiting
this mode of settling disputes was
inserted in the constitution of the
new. state. Should there be. no
change iu the present status, men
of re il and fancied wrongs will
be flocking to Oklahoma to settle
their differences in an "honorable"
way, just as husbands and wives I <
flooir. to some of the- easy-divorce- ' *
granting 'states of west to put jj
asunder their marriage vows. lu
otder to start right,' the state that
his just set up housekeeping on
f?>n account should make a
resort to dueling impossible.
The ADVERTISER mnst be im
proving in its old age-now in its
seventy-second year. Quite a num
ber of good, substantial bitizeus
havo como forward voluntarily
during the^past fortnight and en
rolled their names upon our sub
dcription list. Wo have also re
ceivtd several voluntary subscrip
tions through the mail.
It is generally believed that
curtailing speculation lu futures
will havo a wholesome effect upon
the 6pot cotton market. If this b?
true, it is to be hoped that all of
the colton producing states, at
least, will taboo gambling in
futures./Texas has just joined the
ranks cf the' anti-bucket-shop
The writer read - seme time ago
that cob charcoal is especially
fine for growing pig3. V may be
good but the question with most
of us at this season is, where are
we to get the cobs to make the
charcoal? About the ouly cobs
that many of us see are tbof>e tbat
are crushed arid mixed with west
Astronomers have discovered
another and larger spot on the
sun. This makes the third spot
that ha-* been diecovered iu the
last two months. If the appear
ance of these spots has had any
thing to do with the sun's recent
diminished heat, let us hope that
no nure will appear. The coming
of the" good old summer time"
will be nailed with great joy.
A Union soldier of Philadelphia,
who has been carrying a Confed
erate bullet in his head for forty
four years, celebrated the seventy
fifth anniversary of his birth re
cently. 1 he exhibition of aD X-ray
photograph of his head, showing
the exact location of the Minie
ball, was the chief feature of the
celebration. The writer, after
reading of this celebration, was of
the opinion that Jim Miner, an
old Reb of Edgefield county, fired
the gun that deposited the ball in
this "Blue Coat's" head. Doubt
less Mr. Miner'8only regret is that
he did not pull the trigger a "lee
lu vi3W of the fact that aft^r
tbe mercury thaws and again rises
m the thermometer there will be
an epidemic of a virulent type of
?pring fever, we are greatly in
debted to-the editar of the Fairfax
Enterprise for a remedy for thi3
malady-sassafras tea. In making
this timely announcement, our
friend becomes a public benefac
tress. She also states that this
beverage of our grandmothers will
"bring about a lovely transparQn
?suo?Jfh?-?k.m." The last sugges
tion we should not, have made
public for the girls for miles
around, armed with hoes and
picks, will now march to tbe woods
like Coxey's army and extermi
nate the sassafras root and branch.
Any sort of quarrel is too bad,
but church and school quarrels
are "just perfectly awful," as the
girls say when the bat will not
stay straight.-Carolina Spartan.
. They do say that the circuit
judges have resolved that the law
yers must do something when the
cour.ts meet. Wonders will never
cease. If the circuit judges had
enforced the rules of court all
along the lawyers would never
have got into the unfortunate
habit of delays. But it is better
late than never.-Newberry Ob
Col. John Temple Graves of
Georgia is nothing if not spectacu
lar. At a Bryan banquet in Chat
tanooga on Wednesday night, at
which Mr. Bryan was present,
the colonel made a speech in
which he startled the company
by advocating the nomination of
Roosevelt by Bryan for a third
term. Perhaps the colonel thinks
tbe milleniura bas come.-New
Monday a negro'plead guilty to
house breaking and larceny before
Judge Aldrich. The judge'gave
him two years. The same day a
white man p'ead guilty lo the
same offenee. The judge gave him
five years, at tho same time saying
iu effect: "The negro is ignorant;
you are a white man and your op- J
portunities havejoreh greater than
the negro and you should know
If the citadel authorities bavp
treated a dozen cadets, ? rmore or 1
less, unjustly there ought to he a
3hauge made pretty soon io that
institution But why would they
3o any studenl barm? The present
jhaking up, however, is going to ;
io good. It will rub soma of the
moss off the ba^fe of the iostitu- J
tion, and, what is >??re to the pur
pose, it will decide whether it is '
to be run by the faculty or by the 1
Live Stock Insurance.
In connection with my life in
surance, I am representing The i
karolina Mutual and Protective
Association, and eau insure your j
iorse8 and mulep. My rates are
?easonable. If you wish to bave
rour* live stock prottctud by a
)olicy see me in person or write j
ne at Edgefield, S. C.
S. W. WILLIAMS.- ,
SSBTS.'rgSrTu?'M 'i'ipi YHMI"H in .r-^.
i?dge?ield Merchants and Busi
ness Men Confer With Railroad
Commissioner and Repre- .
sentative of the Southern.
In reppoi.se to letters and com
plaints from Mr. Wm. P. Calhoun
and otberB, Mr. B. L. Caugbman.
chairman of the Railroad Com
mission, accompanied by Capt
H. A. William?, superintendent
of the Southern railroad, came
over io Edgefirdd on Muidny for
the purpose of hearing complaints
against the freight and passenger
service with the view of giving
relief as far as it I ios "in th? pow
er of the commissioners to do PO.
An iL/ormal conference was
"lffld for two hours in the court
bousf-, beginning at eleven o'clock.
After a goodly number bad as
sembled. Mr. Calhoun called M..
Caughman to the chair, and Mr.
B. E. Nicholson was asked to sci
as secretary. The ball was set in
motion by the presentation of a
number of complaints that had
been hurriedly drafted by Mr.
Calhoun. In a few words, these
complaiut6 called to the atteution
of'tbe Railroad commissioners the
very unsatisfactory handling of
freights at Edge-field, lack of nfB
ciency of at least a' portion of the
force on duty at th) depot, the
breaking open and pilfering or
freight, ihe want of lights aboul
the depot at night, the need of
more platform npac? for cotton,
the backing in of the passenger
coaches from Trenton and the
failure of tl^e railroa 1 to make il fe
After a few appropriate remarks
by Mr. Calhoun, the following
representative citizens and busi
ness men discussed the present
unsatisfactory situation, setting
forth their grievances f.nd those
of tbe public generally: vV. W.
Adams, W. L. Dunovmt. Sam
Cheatham, A. E. Padgett, C. H.
Fisher, 0. Sheppard, T. W Car
wile, J. M. Cobb S. McG. Sim
kins and F. N. K. Bailey.
By each of these gentlemen pre
senting and discussing the si!ua
tion from a different standpoint
the grievances were fully and
forcefully set forth. And wi.ile
somo nave had personal knowl
edge of th? unsatisfactory service,
particularly the- freight s-rvic,
things were brought out al this
conference that proved to be a
revelation to many. The wonder
is that apatieotand longsuffeiing
public has tolerated such a con
dition of affairs au long.
In the remarks ot these gentle
men, not oue word \v.as uttered
that reflected upon the local
agent, Mr. Philip?, or upon Capt.
VVillianiBv the? division superin
tendent. The former ha? doubt
less been over-worked and with
out competent help, while the lat
ter has been uninformed as to the
real conditions that obtained here.
After a full and free discussion
hythe citizens, Capt. Williams
was called upon to make any
statement that he chose to make.
He is an open, frank, honest,
straightforward business man and
does not mince words. At the out
set Capt. Williams stated that he
would do his utmost to correct the
evils eited.He seemed surprised to
learn of the conditions that ex
isted about the depot, stating with
much emphasis that all these
things will be speedily corrected
and that henceforth there rvill
be no just ground for complaint.
The need of having the proper
facilities for weighing freight hav
ing been presented to him, Capt.
Williams said that he would have
scales placed in the depot at once.
He said also that be would have
the premises properly lighted and
that hereafter there would be no
mor? passenger coaches backed
from Trenton. Capt. Williams will j
give relief as far as possible in the
matter of improving the passen
The breaking open and stealing
of freight while in transit is one
of the most difficult matters wit h
which railroads have lo deal.
Capt. Williams said that within
the last 60 days the road had been
instrumental in sendiug 37 .per
sons to the chaiugang for this
offense. Furthermore, he states
that the road now bas 40 special
agents, Beeret service men, work
ing up these cases. He says the
officials of the road are even more
anxious than the shippers that
fbis practice of breaking open
freight by employees be stopped.
Two of the most important mat
ters in connection with the rail
way situation here are the cotton
platform and the settling of Fmall
undisputed claims for shortages
by the local agent. A6 to the col ton
platform, Capt. Williams said he
would give the* matter carefu' at
tention and make all improve
ments possible. Owing to the
cramped surroundings of I he depot
and very limited trackage, it will
be difficult to provid-i ample ac
commodations in the matter of
p?at?orms. As to the power of local
agents to settle claims uud'.jr $50,
Capt. Williams said he was net
informed, that being under the
supervision of the claim?-, depart
ment. He said, however, that l e
thought agents should have the
authority to settle small undi-'
puted claims a^d Ibnt he will
recommend thal the agei t at
Edg field b<= given (hat power.
Such an arrangement would tff c
a raviug of hundreds of dollar* tr,
rr.e merchants of this town ?nd
30unty every year. Fr qu-atly
Lhere are si'ght damages and
small shortages thal are no! great
?oough lor tba consignee tn go to
the trouble of makin? a formal
slaim. In all such cases the iujr
?bants pocket tho- JOPP, whereas
if the ng?ut were empowered to
idjus; these claims th" road would
lave to bear the Joss.
From every sfardpoint the con
> renee was a v^ry sati-f iciorv
)ne. D ul l'ess all who were pres
Mit entertain the b*di..f fhat tan
;ible and lasting good will resuii
"rom it, bjth for the S/iuthe-n
.ail road and for this to wo and
Women as'Well as Men
Are Made Miserable by
If j] that it is not uncorr
iii' for a child to bc
?sS? afflicted with weal
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dls
;ourages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor
and cheerfulness soon
disappear when the kid
neys arc out of order
' or diseased.
Kidney trouble has
become so prevalent
t weak kid
neys. If ihe child urin
ates too often, if the
urine scalds the flesh or if, v/hen the child
reaches an agc when it should bc abl<? lo
control the passage, it is yet afflicted with
bed-wetting, depend upen it. the cause of
the difficulty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards thc treatment of
these important organs. -T'.us unpleasant
[rouble is due to a diseased condition of the
kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as
most people suppose.
Women as well as mer arc made mis
srable with kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the sam^ great remedy.
Thc mild and the immediate effect of
Swamp-Root is soon realised, lt is seid'
by druggists, in fifty- f^h"
cent and one ' dollar (f^r.j?^^
sises. You may have a ^?t^ffSfflffiffi?
sample bottle by mad <^^?SS&S?
free, also pamphlet tell- nomo ot Scwnp-Root.
ing all about it, including many of the
thousands of testimonial letters received
from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer
St Co.. Binghamton, N. Y., be sure and
mention this paper.
Don't make any mistake, but
remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer'6 Swamp-Root,
and the address, Birgharuton, N.
Y"., on i?"ftry bottle.
Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy.
Many Have Dyspepsia and Don't
Do you belch up wind? Taste your
food alter eating? "ifre you paie abd
haggai d? Does your heart Hut t*r? Are
you dizzy? Do you have pains in side
rr hack? Ridings or pimples on the
skin? Are you low spirited? Bad
Iristh? Headache? Weak kidneys?
Bilious? Constipated? "?re you ner
vous? If so you have Dyspepsia and
it. is a dangerous condition. To euro,
take Tyner's Hyspopsii Hen>edy, It is
made for just such troubles. Tyner's
Dyspepsia lle'iiedy removes acids
from the stomach, strengthens weak
stomachs, and cures Dyspepsia or En
digest ibi . Druggists or by express EG
centsa-bottle. Money rotunded if it
fails to cure, Medical advice and cir
cular free by writing to Tj nor Reme
dy Oo, Augusta, OH.
i; U BB ER TIKES: I have a
machine for resetting your old,
tires 01 putting'-Ol? new onefc.
?je.il rubber I i r^.s carried in slock.
Ai! work guaranteed.
. V,'. fl. Towell.
Fr?sh shipment of Cakes and
Tim mons Bros.
Hard Times In Kansas.
Tho. old days of gr:iSHh?ippPTF
and drought aro almost forgotten
in Ibo prorperous Kansas or to-,
dav; although a citizen of Codeil,
Earl Shamburg, has not yet for
gotten a hard time be encountered
He saya: ,ll was worn out and di's
couragod by coughing night and
completely cure me." The safest,
aud.most reliable cough and cold
cure and lung and throat healer
ever discovered. Guaranteed. 50c
and $1.00 G. L. Penn & Son W.
E. Lynch & Co.
WE PAY YOU TO SAVE
Send your Barings to this strone, sound, eon?
.ervatlve Savings Hank. On request we will send
?ou FREK, a supply of our "Bank Messenger
loner Mailers" for tbc safo transmission or coin Dr
currency in making bank deposits by mall. You
can 6cnd small deposits each week.and as m f\S
your savings accumulate will Issue you^
certificates of deposit bearing lutercst&Jk J (ft
st the liberal rate of ? K. . . . *f
AUCUSTA SAVINGS BANK
I am now prepared to
to Plane Lumber of aH
kinds, and can fill orders
for Rough and Dressed
Lumber in any quantity.
Large suppl)' of Bricks,
Lime, Cement and Shin
gles always on hand.
?f]g^~Fine Seed Peas for
sale at the market price.
E S. JOHNSON
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
ble , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, SawTee'ih, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
L'irgi: assortment of Colgate's
Ti liol. SCH p. Th'jre is nothing
We are still dispensing
in Dry Goods, Notions,, Clothing, Hats
Shoes and Millinery Goods at the same
Next week we will name some prices
that will be of interest to everybody.
Watch for them
Advertiser Building, Edgef?eld, S. C.
? "EW DEPARTMENT
of Ladies' and Children's Ready-made
|j From 12^ cents to $2.50 per garment are things of
As to values, we ask a careful criticism.
The Corner Store
W. H. Turner, Prop.
et Our Prices
' We sre si ill prepared to supply your needs in reliable Shoes and
Rubbers. Better keep your feet dry. You can buy no better iboeej
?ban Brown Shoe Company's goode. We guarantee them.
i - - ?
If you nepd a suit we can sunply you at very reasonable! prices.
Get our prices before buying. We are ablo to meei any price quality
considered. We do not sell seconds in auy goods.
Bii? lino of men's hats in latest styles.
We are off iring SDra? v^ry lo?v price3 in Irasa g?oda. Everything
from the cheapest to the best. Trusting that we may be favored with
a continuance of your valued patronage.
LOW CUT SHOES
TWO PIECE SUITS
ALL THE LATEST PATTERNS.
Call and see our line
W. A. HART.
Good Fertilizers and work in the right place at
the right time brinn; the farmers th?" 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 fur the past few years, and
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.
Nitrate of Soda, Top Dressing for Grain, Lee's
Ag ?cultural Lime, Kai nit.
J^^All sold here excljsively by
Say, Mr. Farmer:
Suppose the dealer, from whom you pur
chase your fertilizers, should say to you that if- you
would pay him an additional seventy-rave cents per
ton, he would, in the event of the destruction ordam
age to your crops by hail, refund the purchase price
of the fertilze.
Would you take him up? Of course yon would.
Being a reasonably sensible man, you could not af
ford to do otherwise.
The Carolina Hail Insurance Company of Marion,
S. C., will insure your Cotton and Grain Crops for
as much as $30.00 per acre, and charges a premium
of only two and one-half per cent. .
See our agent, Mr. W. L. Holderby, and give
him your application at once.
Insure now. It doesn't pay to pat this matter off.
Losses paid in 1906. $14,023.24
mmw.nm mi III.III limn.
Arrington Bros. & Co,, Augusta, Ga
Gentleman:-Replying to your request of recent date, will
eay that when the agent came tone to buy "SUCRENE'' I
was afraid of it. After I fed my cow on it one week, ehe
began to increase iq her milk. It not only makes the cow
give more milk, but makes more cream than any Feed I
ever used. ,
N. MEGGIE, Livery and Feed Stables.
ARRINGTON Bf} OS, ? CO.,
Our store is now ready for inspection. We have
a well selected stock ot Spring Goods that is up-to
the- minute in every respect. In
Clothing, Shoes, Hats
we can supply your needs. When anything comes
from our store you can know that it the correct thing.
We direct especial attention to our very stylish
Men's Oxfords, direct from the Celebrated Crosset
Let us fit you in a nobby Spring Suit.
See our beautiful Easter Neckwear.
DORM & mm
are now arriving daily
and I invite the ladies
. to call in to see them.
While in the north
ern markets I bought a
large and very beauti
J?S. E. HART
Get your Laundry in Tuesdays.
THEY ARE HERE
We have the goods and can please the shoppers. All we
ask is an inspection of our stock.
Our Hue of White Madras, P. K. Bleached Linen for
Ladies* Shirt waists and suits was never more beautiful.
Large assortment of India, Persian and Linen Lawn. Very
large stock of checked and plaid Giugham that is sure to
please the ladies. Beautiful assortment of figured Batiste,
Organdie, Lawns, Mueline, Silk Mulls, Voile, Swiss, Marce
line Silks to select ^from. A prettier stock eau not be found
in any city store. Ic etaples euch as bleached homeepuo
lonsdale cambric, etc, we defy competition.
Laces and Embroideries,
We have never display id a stronger and more beautiful
line of Val Laces, Embroidery, Medallions and al T kinds of
t; i comings that we ?ave right now. An inspection of these
goode will convince you.
No one can touch UP on Oxfords for Men, Women, Boys,
.V wa- . and Children. We have the latest styles in vici and
patent leather. LJ-I.UH fit you.
Cht hing and Hats,
Our stock of ppring and eummer clothing ie brim full of
the t)rwe*t and most stylish suits for men and boys See
our beautiful flock of straw hate for men and boys. Com?,
let us show you three goods.
J. W. PEAK.