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J. L. Mi MS, - - - EDITOR
. I TERMS:
ONE YEAR $150
SIX MONTHS .75
W?DNSSDA?, JAN. 8, 1908.
Marr few are our real
wants'-SOT* easy it ls to satis- g
ty thea!-Our imaginary ones 9
are boundless and insatiable*- I
Judging from the present out
look, there will be very few
Tanuary oats this year.
Are your New Year's resolutions
yet intact? If you can keep them
a week* why not make good for
the balance of the year?
, The Nebraska woman who re
cently married her fourteenth hus
band, niue of whom are still liv
ing!.-must have made leap-year of
Ail mail contracts that ere
-made hereafter will have a clause
prohibiting rural mail carriers
from transporting intoxicating li
quors frouf one point or place to
Land is higher, fertilizers are
higher, labor is higher, cereals are
higher, consequently the wise, pru
dent farmer-not knowing what
the year 1908 will bring foi th
will lay his plaus economically
The legislative mill begins its
annual grind of forty days on
Tuesday next. Let not the law
makers vie with each other as to
who can dump the greatest unm
be? of new bills in the hopper;
cather let them see who can offer
the smallest humber.
According to the Atlanta Con
stitution, during the reign of sa
loons Atlanta's city court tried
106 cases on January 2nd, 1907,
while on January 2nd, 1908, with
saloons cut of business, only thir
ty-two cases were tried.. This rec
ord is of itself very strong anti
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"-Wrestling with the lien law
p, will^be resumed next week, and
there are thousands of eager, anx
ious farmers over the state who
\hope that the "tussle" will not
result in a dog-fall this year as it
I did in the legislature a year ago.
Use every precaution at this
season to prevent the burning of
|| your barn, residence, office, or
ether place of business. Scarcely
& day passes without some disas
trous conflagration being reported
in the daily papers. Never take
up -ashes in wooden boxes and set
them about the premises. Ashes
in wooden or paper boxes are
like the "unloaded" gun-very
The boy who Baves his money
becomes the banker, the merchant,
the professional man. The boy
who never saves a cent makes the
man who "earns his bread by the
.sweat of hie face," who never own6
a home or enjoys the luxuries of
Would that we could impress
the truth of the foregoing lines
indelibly upon every youngman
in the county." Economic habits
are among the foundation stones
of every successful life. A spend
thrift seldom succeeds at any
Ia Excellent Spirits.
Despite the muddy roads and
ovarhanging clouds, a large, jolly'
good-natured, orderly crowd gath
ered at the county seat on.Mon
day, the first Monday of the new
year. We have never seen the peo
ple of the county of every trade
and calling in brighter spirits
.over the outlook for the New Year.
If there were any croakers in the
crowd, they croaked very little on
Charleston's Fire Record.
Charleston has an excellent fire
department. While it may not be
as expensively equipped as trie
departments in other cities, yet,
for results obtained, it doubtless
ly, ranks among the first in the
country. There were 204 alarms
sent m to the fire fighters of Char
leston daring the year just closed,
and, barring too - disastrous con
flagrations, one a large fertilizer
factory, the total loss amounted
to only about ten thousand dol
High Prices Predicted.
Ona of the largest grocers in
Augusta who has. made a close
study of conditions stated to The
Advertiser's represen tat iv? a few
days ago that be expects to see
the highest priced corn, wheat and
oats during tbe year that is before
us that he bas seen for very'ruany
years. Fortunately for the farmers
of Edgefield couuty, should this
prediction come true, there is
more corn in the cribs of this sec
tion now than at any other timf
doring the past ten years.
Let it be Speedily Closed.
;Tbe North Augusta dispensary
will be possessed of more live?
than A cat if it survives the war
that is being . wageJ against it.
Georgia an i Carolina viii join
forces in their endeavor to close
its dopre. (Ju Mouday the cit)
council of Augusta passed a very
strong resolution appealing to the
legislature of South Carolina to
sp amend the present Carey-Colh
rt> i law that the North Augusta
dispensary cm be legally closftd.
When the legislature convenes
next week, the mayor of Auguita
and the three members of the
city council will go to Columbia
and present ?be memorial in per
Cau the lawmakers of South
Carolina afford to turn a deaf ear
to this Macedonian cry from Geor
gia? They cannot.
Gas Lights for Public Square.
Ever since Edgefield has been
a town the matter of providing
satisfactory street lights with the
means at hand has been au un
solved and perplexing problem.
It is true, that the kerosene-lamps
have only been a makeshift, but
with the town scattered over such
a IcFge area, and with funds in
the treasury limited, the kerosene
ligh's have been the best
that the town authorities c:uld do.
The representative of a compa
ny that manufactures gas lamps
visited our towu last week and
gave an cxbibitiou of his lamps.
Being impressed with their merit
and with the practicability of
UghtingaJ, least the business por
tion of th9 towu with tlnm, the
town ouncil has placed au order
for four rrery powerful gas lamps
th "it will be plac.d upon bigb
polls about the public squire.
Should *he experiment with these
four lamps prove eatiaftc?tory,
others wiirbe added from time to
time as the funds' at their com
mand will permit.
County Farmers' Union Elected
Delegates to State Convention.
A meeting of the Farmers' Un
ion of Edgefield coUD?y wa3 held
in the courthouse on Mouday, the
president, Hon. W. R. Parks, pre
siding. Prayer was offered by the
chaplain, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn.
The following local unions were
Rehoboth: C E Winn, J L
Gilchrist, C Strom and John
Parksvillw : W R Parks, and W
Red Hill: J T Littlejohn and J
White Town: B D Kitebings
and J M Miner.
Harmony: R N Broadwater, J
P Hoyt, W S Marsh, H W Dobey,
and Wm Toney.
Thp object of the meeting was
to;elect delegates to a convention
of all of the unions in the state to
be held.in Columbia op January
22nd. The following delegates
were elected to represent Edge
field county: W R Parks, Wm
Toney, J D Hughey, B D Kit ch
inga, J H Bussey and J F Payne.
The lien law was discussed at
some length by W. R. Par^s, Wm.
Toney and B. D. Kitchings, and
the sense of the meeting was that
it should be repealed.
The next meeting of the Coun
ty Union will be held on the 1st
Monday in February.
A resolution was adopted en
dorsing the following article up
on the Parcels Post :
The Parcels Post.
The time has arrived in the
history, of this nation when a par
cel post bill is imperatively nec
The National Farmers' Union
has declared itself in favor of the
bill. Third Assistant Postmaster
General Hitchcock is in favor of
the passage of snob, a bill. Presi
dent Roosevelt does vp.ot oppose
the passage of the bill, but every
indication points to the fact that
he is in favor of it. The National
Rural Mail Carriers' Association
is in favor of a parcel post bill.
If you should ask who it is op
posed to the parcel post bill we
would answer : The express com
panies and their informed or un
" The amusing part of this situa
tion is that you will find a faw re
tail merchants throughout the
country who are fighting the par
cels post bill. The argument that
it will allow a few mail order
houses to impose on the farmers
is an absolute farce, and no one
make that argument except the.
person or persons who are promo
ted by the profits to be made out
of the great masses of the people
by not having a parcel post bill.
As a natioLal legislativo com
mitbeman, and as the National
Farmers' Union has already en
dorsed the parcel post bill, I ear
nestly ask that every local and
county union throughout the
I jurisdiction of this great organiza
tion pass resolutions asking con
gress to give us a parcel post bill.
Send a copy of such resolutions
to the congressmen from vour
district. Send one to your United
States senator, and send one to the
President of the Uuitcd States.
Do this at once and wo will have
the parcel post bill without a
Yours for the U.iion,
} R. F. DUCKWORTH,
Member National Legislative Com
We are showing the prettiest
lineo, oak, mahognuy and willow
rockers ev?r offnied on this mar
ket, ju-t the thing for a holiday
Ramsey & Jones.
About Prominent and Historio
Sections of Saluda County.
^Tbo Saluda couuty ia sometimes
"thrown <ff on" by other counties
of the Btate, there are pome pec
tions of Saluda which could vie
with any other rural spction in
the state in the way of progress
and historical connection. When
16ay this I have in mind especial
ly that pp"': n which WHS once
part ot old Edgffield now known
as, Zoar community and which
embrace that sretion known as
Coleman's Crops Roads. The peo
ple of this section are making'
rapid strides in' the way of prog
ress. The land if? in a high state
of cultivation, there are good
churches, a daily mail; and the
most si rik mg feature, and one
in which the interest of entire
community in centered, is Zoar
High School. This school i*as
fouud*d a^vMii years ago by a citi
zen of Greenwood county. T. E.
Dorn, who still holds the princi
palship. It was at that time only
a common school, but Prof. Doro
seeing that it could be developed,
at once adopted a nigh school
course which he maintained on
his own responsibility up till last
year, when he succeeded in hav
ing it adopted as one of the state
high schools. The people are now
erecting a splendid two-story
building to meet the demand of
tstudents from different sections.
Students from this school have
entered as high as sophomore
class at Woffoid College and rank
among the leaders of the class,
pome have won pcbolarshipe to the
University of South Carolina and
the Citadel in Charleston, some
have obtained first grade certifi
cates and are successfully engaged
in teaching, some holding high
positions as book-keepers, and
otbersare engaged iu other pur
In the vicinity oF this school
is the burial ground of some of
South Carolina's most illustrious
statesmen, which is at Rufler
Methodist church, the pite of their
former home. G? n. Wm. Butler
who was Major General iu the
Revolution, and who pervid for
a long time in the United States
senate, and his wife, who was M?j
Wm. Moore's sister, are buried
here, and a'so five of thi ireons,
aird their only daughter who mar
ried Gen. Waddy Thompson; on?
eon. Gen. M. C. Butl-r's father,
being buried out west. Among their
sous buriid are Andrew Pickeus
Butler who served as circuit
j judge, and as Uni ed States sena
tor; Col. Pierce M. Butler who
served as governor, and as United
States senator, and who lost his
life in the Mexicau War com
manding the Palmetto Regiment
which so distinguished itself, and
to whose memory the graceful
nalmetto monument on theS'ato
House grounds in Columbia was
erected; and James Butler, who
was a major in the Civil War.
Here is also buried Gen. Wm.
Butler's grandson, Col. Tom But
ler of the Civil Wa?, and Col. Z.
S. Brooks who married Gen. Wm.
Butler's sister and is the grand
father of Press aad Hampton
Another grave iu this vicinity
and oie of especial interest to
Baptists is that of Elder Luther
Ric? at Pine Pleasant Baptist
church. He waB a native of North
boro, Mass. It is thought that the
first American Foreign Mission,
on which he went to India, as
sociated with Judson and others
originated with him. He was a
minister of Carolina 'Baptist de
nomination, founder of Colum
bian College in District of Co
lumbia, and was making a ?our of
the lekding cities in eastern Uni
ted States endeavoring to arouse
his biethren in the cause of mis
sions and educatiou, when, while
passing thru this section of Sa
luda, at that time part of Edge
field district, was suddenly taken
sick and died in the year 1836,
being buried afc the nearest church
of his denominatiou .
Zoar, S.C., Jan. 3,1908.
DO YOI) GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Almost everybody who reads the news
papers ls sure to know of the wonderful
cures made by Dr.
j the great kidney, liver
?. and bladder remedy.
It is the great medi
cal triumph of the nine
teenth century; dis
covered after years of
scientific research by
?'jr- il ( isSj-^a'Dr. Kilmer, the emi
li. J4?sT- " nent kidney and blad
??.?.??saF~->- . 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 ls not rec
ommended for everything buc if you have kid
ney, liver or bladder trouble.lt 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 thit a special arrangement has
been made by which all readers of this paper
who have not already tried it, may have a
sample boitle sent free by mail, also a book
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 nome ot BwaaqHBMt
dollar sizes are K: 'd by all good druggists*
Don't make auy mistake, but
remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
and the address, Binghamton, N.
Y., on e"ery bottle. *
Fr? sh Queen and stuffed olives
All sizes at
May ? Prescott.
Fresh shipment of evaporated
Apples and evaporated t-aliforni:
FOR ALL CREATION
A Great Hom? Bern edy. Tor tale by o.J
aaddea!ori.2ie. Money refunded If it flil?tod?iil I
claimed. MOAH RXMSDT Co.,Borton, Mm?.,U.B.A.
Age No Bar
Everybody in South Carolina is
Oki people stoop-'d with Suffer
Middle ag?3, courageously fight
Youth protesting impatiently;
Children, unable to explain;
All in misery fr ">m their kidneys.
Only a little backache first.
Cornea when you catch a cold.
Or when you strain the back.
Many complications follow.
Urinary disorders, diabetes,
Di-.au'6 Kidney Pills cure back
Cure overy form of 1'idney ills.
J. W. Powell, proprietor of a
general Blore and coai wood and
ice dealpr of Waver living ai
2010 islanding street, >lumbia,
S. C., says: "My sc aas been
efflicted with kidney . urinary
I trouble from childhood, teing un
ab'e to control Ihh secretions es
pecially when asWp. Since using
-Doan'? Kidnpy Pills he has en
Far sale hy all dealers. Price
50 cuts. Fo'ter-Milburu Co.,
Buffalo, N^w York/ Bt.le agents
for the United States.
Remember ibe u:une-"Doan's
and take no other.
To Executors, Guardians, Trustera
Executors, Guardians, Trustees
an<l Administrators, appointed "by
Will, Deed or Order nf court, are
hereby notified that they are requir
ed by law to make annual returns to
the Judge of Probate, showing thu
amounts received and pai l out by
t'ni in their fiduciary capacities;
anj jn default to make such returns
they are not entitled to any commis
sions in the management of their
trusts; besides subjecting themselves
to a fine for failure to make such re
J. D. Allen,
J. P. E. C.
Jan. 2nd, 1908.
See our table linens and towels
before you buy.
May & Tompkins.
A large assortment of choice^
brands of chewing tobacco audr
a fine line of cigars. Try them.
R. T. Scurry.
Fresh Shrimp, Lobsters and
Crabs, also crab shells just re
G. L. Penn & Son.
The Continental has the lar
gest Surplus of all the Companies.
E. J. Norris, Agt.
Fresh shipment of Mince Meat
G. L. Penn & SOD.
Fresh canned Corn, Peas, Okra,
and Tomatoes at
WE PAY YOU TO SAVE
Bend your savings to this strong, sound, eos*
Oervatlve Savings liant. On request we will send
?on FREU, a supply of our "Bank Messengar
loner Mailers" for tho snfo transmission of coln or
tarrone? In making bank deposits by mall. Too
'lan send small dcpusllR each wuek.and ai m .
your savings accumnlato will Issae roi
itertlflcates of deposit bearing Interes
dt the liberal rale of . . . . . .
AUGUSTA SAVINGS BANK
Anvon9 sending rt sketch nnd description mai
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether ar
invention ls probably patentable. Communlca
I iou ?HI ri ct ly ci mild oui lui. rTundbookon I'atcuta
?i!:it freo. OMest njreccy for .'locuring patents.
]':itents taken through Munn & Co. receive
iperlal ?"tice, without chnruo. lu tho
A hnnd.m'nniy UtuatrntPd weekly. I.nrccflt cir
culation <-f niiv s.'ientlllc Journal. Terms. tZ\
rauf* f uir months, $.L Sold byall newsdealer.-!,
W?M &Co.36?Dr^Mew Yor??
?jrmich Oi?ce. Ci? V St.. Washington. D. C.
imo CURE THE LU raes
FOR H OUGKSand
) Surest and ftuickest Cure for all
\ THROAT and LUNG TROUB
LES, or MONEY BACK.
E. J. Norris' Insurance Lo
Only 5 Fire Insurance Compa
nies (except a few. whose losses
were nominal) paid theirlosses
in Full wifhout discount, in the
Great San Francisco fire. These
were the Aetna, Continental,
Quern, Royal, ^and London Liver
pool & Globe. See Best's Reports.
I represent tha two first named.
K. J. Norris, Agt.
5 Insurance Lessons:-If you ar
iusured alwa)-slet the agent know
if you take any other Insurance
on the propel ty or if there comes
a change in the ownership of th?
property, or if the buildings be
come vacant, or if you make ex
traordinary repairs ou the build
ings, or if personal property is
moved. Your policy contract re
quires ibis. Get Permit.
E. j. Norris, Agt.
The Aetna has the largest Capi
tal Stock of all Companies.
0 E. J. Norris, Agt.
I wnle Bond Insurance-, Life
Insurance, Accident Insurance,
Health Insurance; Tornado In
su rauce, Plate Glass laurance
and Life Insurance on Horses and
E.J. Norris, Agt.
'25th Anniversary Nnmber
Wili be the most UUUPUAI edi
tion of a reference book since the
printing prpss was invented by
In addition to its r gular Li
brary of Universal Kuowledge,
embracing ten thousand facts and
figures indispensable to man or
woman, old or young, student,
school boy or girl, the farmer oi
the merchant, the educator, or the
professional mau, it will alsojcon
tain a 25-year resume of all impor
tant events, historical or other
It will tell you, and teU you ac
curately, something about every
thing and everything about a
great many things.
1,000 Pages-25th Anniversary
Number-50 per cent increase in
size and value but no advance in
f. Now on sale everywhere, price
;25 cents. Mailed to any address
"for 35 cents.
> Address the Press Publishing
Company, Pulitzer Building New
TIMMO/llS & CORLET,
Appointments at Trenton
Crown and Bridge Work a Special
1 now represent a strong.
line of Fire Insurance
Companies and can insure
IY our patronage will be
H. A. SMITH.
NOTHING in the way ot a New
Year gift will give so much pleasure
to so many for S J long a time as an
It is a gift, not for the time being, but
for all time, taking; on a new ?merest
with every new record,
Ilundreds of new Records in stock.
Souvenir Post Cards.
Subscriptions for Papers and
Magazines solicited at cut prices.
Large Catalogue mailed free.
World'? Work, McClure's and
Delineator each 1 vear for $3.00.
(Regular price $5.50.)
Any two bf th" following maga
zines one year fur $1.65:
Pictorial Rev in w, V
Woman's Home Companion,
S. IL HANGET,
^RENTON, S. C.
Do you like mackerel? Webave
just received a barrel of nice, fat,
real mackerel, not other kind of
fish called mackerel. Try them.
G. L. Penu & Son.
We have a full assortment of
the celebrated Hawkes' Spectacled
and Eye-Glasses They have beeu
sold iu Edgefi ld for more than
twenty years and everybody knows
what they are.
County Auditor's Notice.
The offic1 of County Auditor
will be open to receive tax re
turns from the first day of Janua
ry 1908 to the 20th day of Feb
All persons owning property of
any kind whatsoever, or in am
capacity, a* hut-band, guardian,
executor, ?administrator or trus
tee are required to make return?
of the same lo the Auditor under
oath within the time above named ;
and the Auditor is required b)
law to add a penalty of fifty per
cent to all property that is not re
turned on or before the 20th day
of February in any year.
All male citizens between the
agee of 21 and 60 years, except
those exempt by law, are deemed
As the law now requires the Au
ditor to take charge cf the Treas
urer's duplicate on the 1st day of
January and count, a penalty of
one per cent on all delinquent?
and as his office ie also required
to be kept opeu on certain daye
during the mouths of January and
February, for the benefit of th?
county pension board, it isa
physical impossibili'y for him to
do tbis and at the same lime re
ceive tax returns iu the various
towns!) ip?; *;?d ss but wry f*w
take suvautaa?e of the township
appointments, I will be found in
the Auditor's office during the en
tire term for receiving tax returns,
and for the 3< uveuience of those
who desire to make their own re
turns a) home I will be pleased to
mail them blanks for that purpose
upon their requests.
J. B. Haltiwangor,
When placing your Insur
ance give me a call. I rep
resent a very strong line ol
?^1J?.EQ - - -
Insurance Companies, m
Agent for .the larges.
ivirrjs - - -
Insurance Co. I will ap
preciate a share of yourbusi
ness. I can be found at ni)
oOca-Qifica No. i-ovtr Baak o'
James T MIMSs
for Gasoline En
gines, Saw Mills,
Cotton Gins, Presses etc.
E. J. NORRIS
JAS. S. BYRD.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
?fJ^Office over Post-Office.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie M,ills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
ble , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
EDGEFIELD, S C.
State and County Depository
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J. II. BOUKNIGHT, T. H. RAINOFOR
J. M. COBB, B. S. HOLLAND,
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C FULIPR.
W. E. rRESCOTT.
J.C. allFPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS, Vice-Prerdent.
E. J. M IMS, Cashier
/ J. U. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier.
Pays interest on deposits by special
Money to loan on liberal terni.
Prompt ind polite attention to bus
YOUR Account Solicited
P. j. BERC?MANS CO., qnc)
Fnaitvt Mmnu, Ab'GUS TA, OA.
<3a OCT*S Trsoc M>1 Bimba
FINDS THE WAN
lhat selle Staubopes, Carriages, Wagons, Buggies, eic, in
position lo offer you the highest possible grade of goods at'
the lowest possible price. >
I am known as the best in the business, my material is al
ways of the best standard, and those who buy from CoSkery's
congratulate tbunfelves. Material the best, prices always
the lowest. BABCOCKS THE LEADER.
TI. Ho COSKERY,
740 and 751 Broad Street AUGUSTA, GA,
Georgia Chemical Works,
Everything in Fertilizers, Plant Food and Agricultural
Blood and Bone Goods, Fi6h Goods and Cotton Se?d Meal
These relisb'e Fertilizere^have been tried by the trade for
more than a third of a century, and their increasing popu
larity attests their merit,
Using them is therefore no experiment.
Factories, Augusta, Ga., .Pon Pou, S. C.
^T*Sold exclusively at Edgefield by the /
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
list itel urned
From Kentucky with a car of
Standard Bred Horses and Mares:
We have several mares that aie registered and
have been bred to high class horses, just the kind that
those who are looking for brood mares need.
All are well I -oken, and some are suitable for family
horses. Ages and prices are right. j
We can supply the demand for mules-all sizes and
'You are invited to inspect our stock.
Cantelou & Wilson
GO TO SEE
* - HARLTNG & BYRD
Before . insuring elsewhere. We represent the Best
Old Line Companies.
HARUflG & BYRD*
At The Farmers Bank of Edgefield
Supply Your Needs
Cothing, Shoes, Hats and Furnishings for men
Although our stock of clothing is somewhat low
we can yet fit you in many desisrable patterns. If
we have'nt. what you want, we wilj order it foryou.
Large shipment of the celebrated CROSSETT
Shoes just received. Come inlet us fit you.
This is time to buy a good Overcoat or Rain Coat Cheap.
Coal GIT ate?
Box heaters, Cook
Oliver Chilled Plows, Middle Bursters
and attachments for both,
Jones & Son
We are Headquarters for
JERSEY BUTTE R, FRUITS, CANDIES,
Cl-GARS, TOBACCO, FANCY GROCER
IES and GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
T. P. Lyon Sc Co.