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J. ?rL. MIAIS, T r- - EDITOR
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SIX MONTHS' " 75
WEDNESDAY, JULY IO. 1907.
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f? order to gi ve him time to finish ~
his business?-WELLINGTON. J
Who said 1907 would be a sum
Celebrating on the Glorious
Fourth was plentiful but, fortu
nately, the casualties were few.
Cotton was late getting a start
but judging from the piesent out
look it will get there on the home
The municipal affairs of the
town are being very economically
managed. The levy for defraying
current expenses for the ensuing
year will be one aod one-half
mills less than the levy for last
There are 124 prohibition couo
tie8 and only 21 liquor counties
in Geor?iaTIf, then, the fight that
is now on in the legislature, is
left to a sfraightout majority vote,
without the iuterfeieuce of money
from the liquor truBt, prohibition
will be an easy winner."
.The dispatch stating that the
South Carolina troops were riot
our aud disorderly at Jamestown
has been stoutly denied. Whether
true or untrue, the affair is great
ly to be regretted for it has given
this state some extremely un
desirable free advertising.
Hon. William Jennings Bryan
hit tho nail squarely on the head
when he said the most effective
way to deal with the trusts would
be to place some of the magnates
behind prison bars. It is too easy
to draw a check on the large re
serve' fuuds for flues to be any
punishment to them.
Conscienceless Money Sharks.
Charleston, like a great many
. other cities, has for some time
D6>n afflicted with a class of
mpney^ sharks of the worst type.
To their usury'and extortion there
seems to be no limit, their rate of
interest being any where from 100
to 500 per cent. Money everywhere
should command a just and
reasonable rate of interest but
when persons or firms, who are
wholly-witbout- conscience, exact
shield the_ oppressed. The effort
by the Charleston authorities to
drive out these usurious money
lenders by fixing a license at
, $1.000 has created a great stir.
These offenders have vainly in
voked the protection of the courts
through injunction and otherwise.
i Such conscienceless oppressors
of the poor and needy should be
driven from every community.
A Blessing to Edgefield.
In mon) ways than one the local
building and loan association has
been a blessing to this communi
ty: Beeides increasing the taxable
property of the town, it has en
abled perseus of limited means to
build and own homes who without
this aid could not have done so.
The writer has iii. mind now a
gentleman whose monthly pay
ments to the building and loan
association do not exceed the
amount of rent that he. paid be
fore buying his home. After the
lapse of about seven years he will
own his home, whereas had he
continued to rent be would have
nothing to show for the money
paid out during that time.
The Advertiser would, like to
866 every man in Edgefield own
his home, if he expects to reside
here permanently, and he cando
so by building-upon the building
Ravages of Boll Weevils.
The Bossier Banner published
in Benton. La., comes to Tbe Ad
vertiser's desk every week and is
read with much interest. The Ban
ner of last .week contaiued the
following which shows how the
boll weevil is damaging cottou in
Louisiana, and in portions of
Texas thc damages is even great
"Many cf the planters of our '
parish are making a practice of
pulling all squares and bolls on
their cotton stajks that have been
puBc:ured by boll weevilB foi the
purpose of depositing their eggs.
Io two days of la*t week- 35,000
squares were pulled on one plan
tation'in "ward one, about 400
acres of which is planted in cot
ton, 'i'he work was carried on
throughout the week, but a record
was kept only on these two days.
This will perhaps give the reader
some idea ?f the number of wee
vils to be found and the extent of
the damage they are doing to the
Where are the Young Men?
What bas become of the you
m3u in Edgefield county? Do t
girls outnumber them? We belie
not. The boys are here, but^t
sxaminations by the couuty boa
of education on Saturday last i
vealed on their part a woeful la
of ambition and desire to obta
an education. Twelve bright you
ladies competed for the Wiutbr
scholarship, while only e?g
youMg men competed for schob
ships in three institutions, Clei
son, South Carolina Univers!
and the College of Charlesto
Had the young men of, the ooun
been as greatly concerned abo
obtaining an education as t
young ladies, there would u
have been less than forty app
cants for scholarships in the
three splendid institutions.
The question naturally arise
why this indifference on the pa
of the young meu of the souutj
lu their eagerness to make moue
do they embark in busiuess befo
their education is completed,
are their habits and mannet
living such that their energy ai
ambition are sapped to the e
tent that they are content to 1
"hewers of wood and drawers
water" rathar than educate ai
equip themselves io older to 1
"heroes in the strife"?
Investigation in Order.
Col. Clay, the, commandant i
padets at Clemson, has resigne
and the reason given for h
resiguatiou, is the iusubordin
tion of certain members of tl
senior c'ass during the recei
commencement. Such ocurrei
ces have become entirely too fri
queut among s'udent bodies <
the state institutions.
The taxpayers are giviuggrea
er support to the state college
now than ever before, and in ri
turn therefor they have a right I
demand that their sons b-> prope:
ly trained and taught. These ii
stitutions should turn out cit
zens of the highest type and nc
young men who are unwi]
ling to submit to law and av
Col. Clay is sai 1 to have b92U
very efficient officer, and wheu hi
orders were openly disregarded b
members of ibo senior class thei
diplomas should have been with
held from them. The uudergradu
ates who return to Clemson nex
session will be demoralized b
this unrebuked act of ineubordi
The legislature and board o
trustees have passed ampje rule
and regulations for conductinj
the institution and if those wh
have been chosen do not euforc
fhegfl mitH flPjLM?ito?HTBBU??i
???JBBHBW?rruin'' policy "ha
ever and anon asserts itself arnon;
student bodies in this state sboult
be d?< with by an iron hand.
Items of Interest From the Sag?
and Prophet of Faifa.
Editor Advertiser: In anc
around Faifa the farmers all bav<
a pleased look and have a'rigb
to, for all have worked,?ard t<
clean their crops and in most in
stances have succeeded. Both cot
ton and corn are growing nicely
but let me tell you it took hard
licks and lots of them to clean
the crop. The best pleased one o?
all the bunch is G. L. Dorn. You
know Luther don't you? Well, I
will tell you who he is. He is a
son of Mr. T. M. Dorn. Luther
has been married about four years
and this week he can say, "Well.
Sir, I am daddy now." But Dickie,
he is Luther's brother, told the
writer this morniug that Luther
had run off but he knew where be
was,_and pointing toa big gully a
little distance off, said Luke is
in that gully with a little bundle
under h is'arm, but Dickie told a
fib, for he was near tho house*
where the baby was, hoeing for
dear life aud laughing all over hie
There used to b6 Prophets and
some try to be now, but it is not
necessary to be a Prophet to tell
about a certain crop next spring
or summer from fie June wed
dings. Tell the furniture stores
to lay in a good Fupply of
cradles and the drug stores a good
supply of soothing syrup, etc.
There are only two old bache
lors left on the west side now. One
of them says he has done his best
to get some woman to be his wife
and he can't. I don't believe him.
G. D. Muns offered plans for
the building of our church and
without a dissenting voice the
whole building committee of.
twelve accepted samo and now the
work will go forward as soon as
Mr. Mims can finish Mr. J. C.
Whatley's house in North Augus
Must I put P. S.? Well, if I
must, hwo goes. I am glad it is
not electioli year for more than
Due rpaeon. There is no fruit to
fill up on before dinner and no
free liquor for folks to drink. And
theu when crops aro laid by we
jlod-hoppers can rest. All except
\he ball. No, bawl. No, now, I
lave got it the man who has no
jair on bis head. HH will have to ,
ight flies and catch fleas, loo,
joto of which in our sect iou are ;
plentiful. . j
Long live the old Adv?rtiaer it* (
(ditor and his loved ones. ^
Faifa, July 6th,
Re solutions Adopted by the Meri
wether Agricultural Cfub.
.Whereap, The Great Supreme
Being bas seen fit iu ?UB infinite
wisdom to take forever from among
us, one of our most prominent
mt mbers, the Hon. II. H. Townes,
Sr., therefore be it resolved:
1st. That the Meriwether Ag
ricultural Club has lost one of its
most useful members, which we
2nd. That a page of the minute
book of the club be left to com
memorate the memory of our de
3rd. That Ibese resolutions be
sent to the Edgefield Ch?mele,
Edgefield Advertiser md the
North Augusta Gazette for publi
J. P. DeLaugbter,
Cbairmau of committee.
A Very Sad Death.
Mattie Holstou, the youngest
daughter of Mrs. Annie Holstou,
died at Carlisle, S. C., on Friday
last. The remains were brought to
Edgefield and interred in the vii'
l?ge cemetery on Saturday. The
funeral was couduc'ed by Dr. C.
E. Kurts in'the Baptist church,
in which church she was also bap
tized about a year ago.
The old<?r children having gone
out from the home circle aud es
tablished homes of their own,
Mattie was the only oue left to
comfort and brighten tho life of
her mother. Thus tho taking of
this young girl who was just en
tering upon the threshold of wo
manhood appears strange to the
finite mind. But strange only be
cause wo cannot discern the pur
poses and plans of God.
Mattie was a very' bright sweet
girl, being always the jov, happi
ness and life of the home. ll?r
dt-m:s5, though untimely it raav
seem, should not cause a shed
ding of tears, fer she has only
goue to await the coming of loved
ones on tbeotber short.
Miss Cornelia Jones.
The long aud useful life of Miss
Cornelia Jones came to e close on
Friday last, having suffered a
stroke of paralysis a few days be- I
fore. She was tn her eightieth
year, having filled these many
years wi b useful service and ?iood
works, always energetic and h lp-1
ful .bestowing benefits upn;i her
family as long as God gave her the
A great, part of her life was
passed in Edgefield, town o ii cl j
county, the most us ful portion of j
it, perhaps in Sparlanburg where
she served as ma* roxi for the stu
dents of Wo??ord co'Jf-gd for many
years. Until the death of Mr. B.
J. Crooker tLe past winter, she
bad spent several years in Edge
field. Since that time, she has
mad? her home with her niece.
Mrs. O. L. Miller, of Trentou. ' j
The funeral services were held
at the grave in the Jones family
cemetery Saturday morning at ll
o'clock, R >v. Marvin Auld, officia
ting. Many friouds followed the
remains lo the last, loug home.
The long siege of mortal life ia
over for her and the sad vicissi
tudes of her earthly sojourn are
pjBHKff^^1.Mts*' imitai ;
HBPimrmity and she ha^gBBBB
upon the activities of a brighter
life and service.
Examination for Scholarships.
Pursuaut to the published an
nouncements, the couLty board of
education, which is composed of
Superintendent of Education W.
D. Holland, Prof. G. F. Long and
Mr.- W. T. Prescott, held examina
tions in the court house on Fri
day for the purpose of awarding
scholarships iu several institu
tions of learning in the state.
Those who competed for the
scholarships in the South Caroli
ua University were R. A. McCrea
ry and Elliot Simkins, both of
The Clemson College scholar
ships were contested for by W. A.
Edmunds,Edgefield ; Johu Griffis,
Cleora, and Robt. W. Scott, of
Thoso who sought after the
scholarship in the College of
Charleston were Alfred Covar and
Jamie Peak, of Edgefield, and
Joseph Lanham, son of Mr. D. E.
Lanham, of Ropers.
A dozen bright* youug girls were
examined for the Winthrop schol
arships. God bless them! Would
tbat all of them could attend that
institution! The applicants were :
Miss Conya Hardy, Johnston;
Miss Gladys Townes, North Au
gusta; Miss Gertrude B. Strother,
Johnston ; Miss May Belle Denny,
Johnston; Misa Aminee. Louise
Cartledge, Collier; Miss Narcie
Turner, Pleasant Lane; Miss
fielen Salter, Trenton ; Miss Vicie
Self, Plum Branch; Miss Mary
Spano Harrison, Johuston; M?3S
Raven Simkins, Eegefield ; M\&p
Weiuona Strom, Plum Branch
Miss Muggie Mae Winn, Plum
The examination papers have
been forwarded by Superintend
ant Holland to the presidents of
the above named colleges who will
make the awards. The names of
the successful contestants will be
announced as early as possible.
We ba\e Ammeu's Prickly Heat
Baby Powder. Call and try it.
G. L. Penn & Son.
Keep cool and not be bi.thered
with flies. Our fans are now run
ning for the pleasure of those who
patronize our Soda Fountain. All
>l the popular drinks served in
be bei-t possible manner. Let the
'Luray" refresh you.
G. L. Penn & Ron.
I write Bond Insurance, Life
"nsurauee, Accident Insurance,
??ealth Insurance, Tornado In
?urance, . Plate Glass hiKiranc
md Life Insurance oil Horses >JIH?
E. J. Norris, A gt.
The Caus?e of Many
There is a disease prevailing ?n this
country most dangerous because so decep
' I fij?ip^ tive. Many sudden
i~^J%r~T deaths are caused by
it - heart disease,
failure or apoplexy
r arc ofter, the result
of kidney disease. If
kidney trouble is al
lowed to advance the
bjood will attack the
^vital organs or the
kidneys themselves break down and wastt
away cell by eel!.
Bladder troubles most always result from
rt derangement of the kidneys and a cure is
obtained quickest by a proper treatment of
the kidneys, if-you arc feeling badly you
can make no mistake by taking Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney, ?iver and
lt corrects inability to hold urir.e and scald
ing pain in passing it, and overcomes that
unpleasant necessity of being compelled to
go often during the day, and to get up many
times during the night. The mild and the
extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root is. soon
realized. It stands the highest for its won
derful cures of the most distressing cases.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and sold
by. all druggists in fift3'-cent and one-dollar
sized bottles. You may f~-K
have a sample bettie of 0$p&?&r
this wonderful new dis- [|jj?j^5Hi.$ i
covery and a book that ^^SsgElj
tells all about it, both Home of Swamp-Root,
sent free by mail. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co.
Binghamton, N. Y. When writing mention
reading this genere, o offer in this paper,
Don't ranko any mistake, but
remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
and, the address, Bir ghamton, N.
Y., on e*'ory bottle.
I hereby announce myself a
candidate for Cotton Weigher for
the town of Edg' field for the term
beginning September the 1st,
1907, ard pledge myself if elected
to render hou??t. ai.d faithful ser
W. E. LOTT.
I respectfully aiiuounce that I
am a candidate for re-alectiou to
the position -of public Colton
Weigher for the town of Er'ge
field for the *erm commet cmg
September ist, 1907. If.r*-elected
I will strive to do roy duly as
honestly and impartially as I
have doue during tho past year.
W. L. HOLSON.
I h< rf by announce myself a
candidate for Colton Weigher for
the town of Kdg'-fkld at the .-?k-c
tiou tc take place this Ftinmier
for the term com toe- ding Septem
ber the lh't, J907, and ph'dg- my
self lo abide the re.-u;: of said
election. I desire tn say ;I am
busy i ti my crop, and that it will
be impossible for ni? to make a
thorough canvas. Th^ people know
me as I have se rved two seasons
as cotton weigher.
J W. CHEATHAM.
I hereby announce myself as a
I candidate for the position of . Cot -
ton Weigher for the town of Edge
field, and, if elected, will do all I
can for the satisfaction of all con
T. P. MORGAN.
or egotism, I feel that I am ablento
fill the office conscientiously and
satisfactorily; and if elected, I
shall certainly spare no effort to
do my whole duty.
W. E. OUZTS.
I respectfully annouuee to the
public that I am a candidace for
Cotton Weigher for the town of
Edgefield for the term beginning
September Ihe 1st, 1907. If elect
ed, I will devote my entire time
to the duties of the position and
render honest, faithful service.
M. LEWIS STEVENS.
We ha,Te a large stock of Rugs
and iuvite the ladies to call to see
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Just received delightful Roast
ed Coffee, 15 to 25-cents per pound.
* Beautiful Ru^saud Art Squares
^11 sizes and attractive designs.
Ramsey & Jones.
Very large stock of Matting in
attractive desigus, excellent quali
ty, at ver}' low prices.
Ramsey & Jones.
Beaatiful line of stationery.
Tablets, box paper and paper by
If.you want th' best bed springe
on the market buy the "Blue Rib
bon'' or the "National."
Edgefield Mercanti'c Co.
Our Victor No. 1 Bed springs
are guaranteed (or 20 years. Notb
ing better on th? market.
Ramsey & Jones.
Let The Advertiser job office do
your printing. Satisfaction guar
anteed on every job sent out from
We are agents for the Worth
ington Roller Scieens tor win
dow?. Come in and let us show
you these improved wire screens.
EdgefHd Mercantile Co.
Wc solicit yotir prescrip
tion business. Utmost care is
exercised in compounding,
prescriptions and only pure,
tresh drugs nrc used. Our
prices are very reasonable.
G. L. PENN & SON.
J AS. S. BYRD,
KDGEFIKLD, S. C.
?jg"Ot!he over Po^t-OUlce.
Heinlz's-Baked Beans just re
Fresh Heinlz's Pickles and
Baked Beans. Let us supply your
P. P. Blalock, Jr.
.Long Live The King I
is the popular cry throughout
European countries; while in
America, the cry of the present
day is "Long live Dr. King's New
Discovery, King of Throat and
Lung Remedies!" of which Mrs.
Julia Ryder Paine, Truro, Mass.,
says: It never fails to give im
mediate relief aiid to quickly cure
a cough cr cold. Mrs. Paine's opin
ion is shared hy a majority of the
inhabitants of this country. New
Difcovery cures weak lungs and
sore throats after all oiher reme
dies have failed ; and for coughs
hndcoldB it's tho proven remedy.
Guaranteed 50c and .$1.00 Trial
bottle free. B. Timmons, G. L.
Penn & Son, W. E. Lynch & Co.
Let us eupply you with Ice
Cream Freezers and Ice Tea Tum
blers. If you see our tumblers you
will Kuy them.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Tl M MO flS & COR LEY,
Appointments at Trenton
Crown and Bridge Wurk a Special
"When placing your Insur
ance give me a call. I rep
resent a very strong line of
1^11*13 - - -
Insurance Companies, our
Agent for tile largest
I^Il^E} - - -
Insurance Co. I will ap
preciate a share of yourbusi
ness. 1 can be found at my
office-Office No. a-over Bank of
James TT. JVJIJV?fe*
Arlington Bros. & Co,, Augusta, Ga
Dear Sirs:-Beg to advise that I am delighted
with results obtained by feeding "DAIRY SU
CRENE." It produces more cream and a much
riebet quality than any Feed I ever used.
R. T. ATKINSON.
ARR IN GT OM RHOS. & CO.,
Fancy Gingham, Pearl Buttons, Laces,
Ribbons, Needles, Pins and various Nov
elties, including the late Brown Shade of
with Hose to match are now on Display.
Wc invite your inspection.
The Corner Store
W. H. TURNER, Prop.
Our store is well fill
ed with the newest and
prettiest things in Dry
Goods and Notions,
We invite the ladies
to call and see these
JAS. E. HART
Get your Laundry in Tuesdays.
JARS in 1 Pt., 2 Pt., and
and 2 Quart sizes.
Fruit Jar Rubbers and
We have the
You have the MONEY and
need the GOODS, therefor!
it will be easy for us t<
Come to see us
ADVERTISER BUILDING EDGEFIELD, S. C
We have used ihe Knife and slashed the profits
off of all our SPRING and SUMMER merchandise.
This is no ten-day sale hut a genuine
Out Price Sale
that will last until all of our Summer Goods are
We are showing a very
of colored Wash Goods and white Mercerized
Goods that must go at some price.
JJ^"Don't fail to get our prices before you
Men's Straw Ha4s and Summer
Clothing at Cost for Cash.
Is here and you need Hot weather
Clothing. We can fit yon in Stylish
Serges? Cassi meres
Have you seen our beau
tiful Negligee Shirts, Ho
siery and Neckwear?
DORN & mm
In order to close out all
Spring and Summer
We have greatly reduced the Price.
Now is ths time to buy Voiles, Muslins, Slippers
Low Cut Shoes, Clothing, Straw Hats and in fact
everything in Spring and Summer Goods.
??P~Great Bargains in Ladies1 Trimmed Hats.
The early buyers will get the cream of these
J. W. PEAK.
STRAW HATS -
LOW CUT SHOES
TWO PIECE SUITS
ALL THE LATEST PATTERNS.
Call and see our line
_W. JV. HART