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J. ii. M IMS, - - - EDITOR
ONE YEAR $150
SIX MONTHS .76
WJDMESDAZ, FEB. 26, 1908.
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A groat war leaves the conn-m
try with three great armies- 5
.an army of cripples, an army of I
mourners, and an army ol I
thieves.-GERMAN PROV- I
Judge DeVore! That Bounds
well, especially to Edgefield ears.
It has been stated that the un
developed coal fields of Oklahoma
contaiu 6,000,000 tous of coal.
Wonder who weighed it?
Wonder how mauy bens Broth
er DeCsmp has sett in,' prepara
tory to the coming of the hungry
press gang in July?
If announcements for next sum
mer's campaign for the United
States senate continue, nearly
every "big gun" in the etate will
be on dock.
With corn advanced to ninety
cents per bushel, "corn juice"
ought to advance to what per gal
lon? But-maybe the generous U6e
of concentrated lye, etc., hes kept
the latter commodity at the old
While increasing the salaries
of others, the legislators took a
larger slice for themselves. It if
well, for a lawmaker who is not
worth $200 per year to bis con
stituents is not worth anything.
Seme wise politicians say Bry
an will be elected, while others
who claim to be wiser say he will
not. That this great statesman
will be the Democratic standard
bearer, is very generally conced
ed. Already h9 is receiving en
dorsements from state Democrat
A Word of Warning.
The March term of court con
venes on Monday next and Judge
Wilson, who only recently don
ned the ermine, will preside.
Whi?9 holding oourt in Lexing
ton and Columbia, His Honor
fined several witnesses, both white
-and coiored?$5 each for not being
in or near the court room when
their names were called. He be
lieves in conducting court in 8
businesslike manner, which is
impossible unless jurors and wit
nesses are in their proper places
when waDted. In taking this
stand, Judge Wilson is right.
Such a course will not only cause
people to have greater respect for
the court but will result in a sav
ing of macy dollars to the tax
; payers. Slowly moving court ma
chinery and long-drawn-out ses
sions are expensive to the people.
Remember, Judge Wilson is a
new broom, so to speak, and is
sweeping clean. If jurors and
witnesses do not want lo part
with a "V," they had better be in
th^ir proper places daring the en
suing three weeks of court.
Road Tax Paid Unconsciously.
, The people of the county would
doubtlessly oppose by a largs ma
jority a direct tax for the perma
nent improvement of our public
highways, and yet they are un
consciously and indirectly paying
an enormous tax without receiv
ing anything in return. A mo
ment's reflection will reveal this
indirect tax in the form of ram
shackled, rattle-trap vehicles, and
in stiff jointed, easily jaded
horses and mules. Not only does
it tell io the lives of buggies, wag
ons, horses and mules, but iu the
unsatisfactory and unprofitable
results obtained in hauling pro
duce and merchandise. With
roads in their present condition,
four or five sacks of guano are a
good load for two mules, especial
ly if it is to be carried a great
distance, whereas over well-im
proved roads ten sacks could be
as easily hauled. This clearly
demonstrates that in hauling fer
tilizers alone, bad roads cost the
farmer a tax of ono day's extra
work for a team and. driver for
every tou of fertilizers used on his
Th9 manner in which the ex
cessively bad roads of the county
bave almost paralyzed business
along all lines, affecting alike tbe
farmer?, saw-mill men and mer
chants, makes it imperative that
eome system of scientific or per
manent road improvement be in
The very unsatisfactory condi
tion of the public highways can
not be cbargg? to the county au*
tbority^j Bte worst roads in
ive been where
Largely signed petitions have
been sent to the officers of the
Southern Express Company and
the Western Union Telegraph
Company, asking that they unite
and locate their office in the busi
ness portion of the town instead
of continuing at the depot. This
request from the business men is
reasonable, and everything at
present indicates that it will be
readily granted. The volume of
busiuees of both companies will
warrant their maintaining an up
town office, andgemploying a man
to give bis entire time to the
The Advertiser has been re
liably imforried that the volume
of business done by the express
company in Edgefield is about
$600 per month, while the re
ceipts of the telegraph company
amount to about $120 monthly.
With such heavy monthly re
ceipts, these companies can afford
to move their ornee to the busi
ness centre of the town even if it
should increase their'operating
expenses. Moreover, the increase
m operating expeBees will be off
set by the increase in the volume
of business that would result
from the removal of the office.
If the change ie made, Mr. J. A.
Merritt will resign his position
with the Southern and accept the
management of the up-town ex
.press and telegraph office. He
says that be will continue the
free ielivery ofexpressas at pres
eut, and will have a telephone
placed iu the office for the con
venience of the public
The removal of the express and
telegraph office from the de
pot will not only facilitate the
transaction of all busiueas with
these companies, but, by relieving
the congestion at the depot, will
enable the Southern's office force
[to give even better freight ser
vie- than at present.
Since ihe foregoing was written
the following encouraging letter
has beeu received from the South
ern Express Company:
Mr. J. L. Mime, Editor,
Edgefield, S. C.
I beg leavH to ac
knowledge receipt of your favor
of the 20th inst, enclosing peti
tion from the citizens of Edge
field, requesting that our office be
moved from the Southern Rail
way station up-town. I beg to ad
vise that I have referred this mat
ter to Mr. 0. M. Saddler our su
perintendent at Charlotte, Ni C.,
and I am sure he will be glad to
serve you and the citizens of
Edgefield if it can be arranged.
Wewill let you hear from UB just
as soon as possible.
S. D. Fant,
Columbia, S. C.
Matured Third Series of Stock.
So quietly and unobtrusively
have the affairs of the Edgefield
Building and Loan Association
been conducted since its organiza
tion about eight years ago, that
doubtless some persons have not
been aware that such an institu
tion exists in our town. Never
theless, it has existed aud has
grown and prospered in a greater
degree than many of the larger
associations in cities. Only re
cently it matured its third series
of stock in about seventy months,
which was four months less than
the estimated time.
Among the holders of the stock
that has just matured were three
citizens of the town who borrowed
money from the association and
built their homes. Instead of pay
ing rent during the seventy
months, they have paid into the
treasury of the association each
mouth a sum slightly in excess of
the usual rental and with the ma
turing of the stock the mortgages
were cancelled. Thus by adopting
the building and loan association
plan of providing ahorne for their
families these citizens purchased
their homes with- the money that
they would otherwise have been
paid as reutal.
The local building and loan as
sociation has not only afforded
safe and profitable investment for
a number of stockholders but hae
been the means of adding many
thousands of dollars to the taxa
ble property of thu town, by en
abling mor? thau a ??core of per
sons to build and owa their
More of the salaried young men
of the town should avail them
selves of the advantages offered
by the association as a savings
institution. Once a yjung man
subscribes for given number cf
shares of stock', be is forced to
save a certain amount each month.
This not only enables bim to ac
cumulate a snug sum bu' to a de
gree constrains him to form
Beit said to the credit of the
officers of the Edgefield Building
and Loan Association that i's
success bas beeu due to judicious
aud conservative management.-'
i ta 'S, ra
Took Recess Till March 3rd.
The legislature took a recess on
Saturday last until Tues lay,
March the 3rd, at which time they
will re-couvene for the purpose of
sleeting a United States Senator
to succeed the late Senator Asbujy
C. Lat? mer. There will be a sc?* re
or more of candidates. Nearly
every county is pl acing a "favor
ite 6011" in nomination. The out
come is awaited with the kef nest
fHest of Measure] Providing for
Registration of Voters.
One of the most important
measures the General Assem
bly passed was a bill to provide
for the re-eniollmeut and regis
tration of the qualified electors of
this State during the year 1908,
and to provide compensation for
the supervisors of registration as
Section 1. That the supervi
sors of registration in each coun
ty of the State are required to re
puroll all the qualified electors in
thia State during the year 1908.
Section 2. That Ihe same time
the said supervisors shall register
all perons who mav make appli
cation therefor and who may be
Section 3. That for the purpose
of such enrollment and registra
tion the said supervisions shall
keep the books of registration
open at the several county Beats
everyday (Sundays excepted) be
tween the hours of 9 am. and 6
p. m. during tho months of Julv
and August, 1908; and in addi
tion thereto they shall atteud,
during the month of September,
1908, at least oue day in each
township in their respective coun
ties, of which at least ten days'
notice shall be given by advertis
ment in a newspaper published in
the county; audio counties con
taining fifty thousand inhabitant?
they shall atterd in each city,
town or industrial coromunih
containing tbree hundred or more
inhabitants at leppt one dav ur?on
simi'ar notice: Provided, that the
provisions of this 8- ct ion shall
only apply to the re-euro!imei,t
and registration for the year 1908
Section 4. That for the pnrpcse
of said re-nnrollment the Secre
tary of State shall furnish th"
supervisors of registration with
all the necesFnry books and the
sum of five hundred dollars shall
bo appropriated for supplving
Section 5 That the supervisors '
of registration shall each rec uve
for their services auring the vear
1908 the sum of two hundred dol
lars, to be paid by tho State quar
terly, as other State officers are
paid, except in the counties of
Anderson, Charleston, Greenville,
Sumter, Oraugeburg, Richland,
where they shall each receive
two hundred and fif y dollars for
the year 1908: Provided, that in
Spartanburg county they shall
receive this year three hundred
dollars, to be paid as above pro
vided. That after the year 1908
the supervisors of registration
shall each receive fifty dollars per
aonum in off years and one hun
dred dollars in general election
years, except in the above named
counties, where they shall each
receive seventy-five dollars per
annum in off years and in general
election years they shall receive
two hundred dollars each per an
num, including the county of
RUBBER TIRES: I have a
machine for resetting your old
tires or patting ou new ones
Best rubber tires carried in 6tock
All work guaranteed.
W. H. Powell.
The Aetna and Phenix are al
most the only Companies accom
modating enough to insure your
tenanted country buildings, be
cause you give them your better
class cf business. Do you appre
E. J. Norris, Agt.
I appreciate the patronage and
business intrusted to me, from
the A & K railroad to Batesburg,
through Edgefieid, Saluda and
Aiken counties, and am very
grateful for same
E. J. Norris, Agt.
We have a full assortment of
the celebrated Hawkes' Spectacles
aud Eye-Glasse3. They have been
sold in Edgefi ld for more than
twenty years and everybody knows
what they are.
The Jumping Off Place.
"Consumption had me in its
grasp; and I had almost reached
the jumping off place when I was
advised to try Dr. King's New
Discovery; and I want to say
right now, it saved my life. Im
provement began with the first
bottle, and after taking one dozen
bottles I was a well and happy
man again," say-i George Moore,
of Urimealand, N. C. As a reme
dy for coughs and colds a: d heal
er of weak, sore lungs and for pre
venting pneumonia New Discov
ery is supreme. 50c and $1 00 at
G L Penn & Son W E Lynch &
Co. druggists Trial bottle free.
Large assortment of stationery
aud writing mate rbi of all kinds
W.E. Lynch & Co.
Suffering & Dollars Saved.
E S Loper, of Marilla, N. Y.,
says: "lam a carpenter and have
had mauy severe cuts healed by
Buckleu's Arnica Salve II has
saved rae suff-riug and djllara. If
is b/ far the bjst healing salve I
have ever fouud." Heals burns,
sores, ulc3rs fever sorer*, eczema
and piles. 23c at G L Penn & Sou
W E Lynch & Co. druggists.
"mm -??mu? m
Judge James W. De Vere.
Ou Thursday last the Hi use
md nena te iii j ?inf pepsi cn elect
id the Hon. J. W. D^Vure judie
af the newly created eh vent h cir
cuit. Tue other aspirant fer the
position wa? Hon. C. M- Efird. of
Lexington. The vote stood 89 to
70 in favor of Mr. DeVore. Edge
Geld greatly rejo:cs over the
hnnor thus hestow d upon her eon.
Judge D.-Vore has been duly com
missioned and is ready for duty,
but be is of the opinion that he
wi'l not be called upon to ho'd
court before^April or May.
The Columbia State of Friday
contained the following brief
sketch of Judge DeVore'e career:
"Hon. James William DeVnre
was boru on May 6, 1856, at Fair
View plantation, about eight mile?
south of Edgefiold court house
After attending what are known
as the old-field schools in the
neighborhood, he entered Wash
ington and L^e university, where
he finished his education. Leav
ing pchool he read law under Gov.
J.C. Sheppard at Edeefield, and
was admitted to tho bar on the
16th of January, 1880, aud loca
ted in Edsrfiel ?.*'
"In 1902rw pntrred politics and
ratfor rho house of representa
tives, and after two races in the
primary tia w?s el?-cied over bis
opponent by 23 votes. He Qga:n
entered for the same place in
1904 and had to run two races
beating his opponent by 336 vofes
in the second race. lu 1906 he ran
again and headed the ticket,
showing that he grew stronger
and stronger before the ppopltj of
his county. His record as lr-gis
'ator proves him a man or ability.
As a debater he has tew superiors,
as was shown in many discussions
he participated in. Mr. D"Vore
hus conducted himself in such a
way as lo inspire and gain the
confidence of the rn mWs of the
genera! Bpperob'y tn that extent
wh:ob eon bled bim to offer as
candidate for jude3 of the e!e<r"otb
circuit and or. February 20. 1908.
thnt body elected him judge over
a distinguished competitor.
"J'Kge DeVore pever-"'l veare ag -
married on? of Edgpfi-Jd'fc most
beautiful and lc viv daughters,
Mi." Sal'ie Dozier.' They both
cun*1 from two of the best fami
lie" in th-1 stafe. Mr. DeVore is a
g fted nr?n. He hrs a good judi
cial mind and will add lus're to
The Cause of I^any
There is a disease prevailing in this
country most dangerous because so decep- :
live. Many sudden
deaths are caused by '
it - heart diser.se, j'
failure or apoplexy*]
are often the result
of kidney disease. If
kidney trouble is ?hr
lowed to advance th^v
kidney - p?is o nsf
vital organs or the
kidneys themselves break du wu ?nd waste.
?way cell by cell. .
Bladder troubles most always result from
d derangement of the kidneys and a cure is
obtained quickest by a proper treatment of
the kidneys, if you are feeling badly you
can make no mistake by taking Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and
It corrects inability to hold urine 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 nigiit. 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 fifty-cent and one-dollar
sized bottles. You may
have a sample bottle of
this wonderful new dis
covery and a book that
tells all about it, both nome of swamp-noot.
sent free by mail. Address Dr. Kilmer & Cc.
Binghamton, N. Y. When writing mention
reading this generens offer in this paper.
Don't make any mistake, but
remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
and the address, Binghamton, N.
Y., on e^ery bottle.
Age No Bai\.
Everybody in South Carolina is
Old people stooped with suffer
Middle age, courageously fight
Youth protesting impatiently;
Children, unable to explain;
All in misery from their kidneys.
Only a little backache first.
Comes when you catch a cold.
Or when you 6traiu tba back.
Mauy complications follow.
Urinary disorders, diabetes,
Doan's Kidney Pills cure back
Cure every form of kidney ills.
J. W. Powell, proprietor of a
general 6tore and coal, wood and
ice dealer of Waverly living at
2010 Blauding street, Columbia,
S. C., says: "My son has been
afflicted with kidney and urinary
trouble from childhood, being un
able to control th6 secretion's es
pecially when asleep. Since using
Doan'e Kidney Pills he has en
For sale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foiter-Milburu Co.,
Buffalo, New York, s^le agents
for the Uuited Slates.
Remember the mme-Doau's
and take no other.
Highest price paid for county
claims. Present tnem to Mr. N!
M. Jones at the store of Messrs.
Jones & S.ni.
F. N. K. Bailey.
Barred Plymouth Rocks.
I have a lot of fine Cocker
els fn m $1 to $2 each.
E'M's $1 fe; 15. My fowls
are strictly pure breed.
J-, P. BATES,
Edgefield, S. C.
I RFC? I J^F THE C0RNER STORE'S Merchandise this I
I M3JELS%^/^ %J&JE*? season has reached the high water mark of
I of Completeness in the New Twentieth CenturyUltra-Fashionables.
I Wc name a few- Striped Linens for washable Suits, Striped Boulevards I
I for dainty street wear, Chiffon Gingham for the little mi&ses wear, Stand
dard Gingham for house wear, Yeilings, Printed Mouselines, Filet Nets,
Cream Mohair, Cream Serges and Brilliantines, Chiffon, Panama, and Pon
gees for any old wear.
1 ^lioe Department.
I We would ask you specially to remember our line of Footwear, for Ladies
I in the graceful conception of Reed's and Queen Quality.
I For Men, try our Flex Felt for foot ease, our Adams freak last for
i lasting' durability and comfort
J Our l^Oilinery Department
BSs beaming full of artistic patterns, and have that distinct individuality of Exclusive
designs. Ws foave them from $10. to $1. per hat. Watch for our opening an
il noun cement.
J 1^ you. more^ from time to time why it pays to tr?de in Edgef?eld and at
_:-- - '- -
" W?^. sell Waterman's Ideal
FuWtain Penn, which repr^seui
th^ highest standard ol' exc-ll^ncp.
Every pen guaranteed to give
YV. E. Lyuch & Co.
FOR SALE : lOO.'OOO feet''of
rwiigh humber at the late home
bf Col T. C. Morgan. Apply to
N. C. Long, C!eora, S. C., or
\V. H. Morgan,
Johnston, S. C.
We Announce the formal
SPRING and SUMMER
Our Merchant Tailoring Department, which will be in
charge of a special Representative of
The Globe Tailoring C?.,
Makors of tlip B 8' in Tailoring
February 26 and 27
Over 500 Suitings, Trouserings and Overcoatings will
be 011 display for your inspection
ay & Tompkins
Edgefield, S. C.
Orders taken for immediate or future delivery
Measures taken scientifically v
SWIFT'S BLOOD and BONE GUANO.
BALDWIN'S AMMONIAT ED DISSOLVED
BAUGH'S FISH GUANO.
ETI WAN PLOW BRAND GUANO.
BRADLEY'S SEA FOWL GUANO.
CE REA LITE, CERE ALITE, CE REALITE,
ACID PHOSPHATE, GERMAN KAIN1T, C.
In GROCERIES and HARDWARE we have a
full stock of everything the farmers use.
We are at your service and
trust that you will use us.
25 all wool ART SQUARES. 100 BEAUTIFUL RUGS.
TbpgR goods are new and will be sold very low.
36 Cases of
for ?arly Spring business. All solid and reliable. We want your
busiuess and will give vou honest marchandise and the closest
prices consistent with good quality. WEAR REGAL CORSETS.
Southern States Phosphate
& Fertilizer Co's Goods.
P. & F.
A. D. Bone
Augusta High Grade
Acid of All Grades
These goods are now in the warehouse ready for delivery.
Jones & Son
Tb the Planters of Edgefield:
BALDWIN'S Fertilizers have stood the test of eighteen
years in our county, its most liberal buyers and best friends
of io-dav, are the planters that have used it continually
since its introduction in our county, which proves the ex
ceptional merit of
the Cotton, Corn and Grain
Before making your FERTILIZER deals for 1903 talk
with our representative,
W. W. ADA .MS
who will givo y the s. ?ret of Quakit g a bale to the acre