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J. JJ. M IMS, - - - EDITOR
ONE YEAR $150
SIX MONTHS .75
WKDHESDA?, MAR. 4, 1908.
by n.?je; I fear worse; always
harder. A young liar will be an
old one; and a young knave
will only be a greater knave
as be grows older.-CHESTER- .
FIELD. > J
May we now pass speedily from
the grip of winter into the lap of
A conundrum: When ie a state
not a state ? When it assumes the
role'bf liquor dealer.
If some hemp rope is not soon
needed in Richland and Lexing
ton counties, the law providing
for capital punishment had as
Veli be abolished.
If the saying ot the old farmers,
that a bad winter is followed by a
good crop year, be true, those who
till the soil nefid have no fears
concerning the yield for 1908.
Columbia can boast of some PS
good citizens as there are in the
state, bnt she also has so.ne of the
worst citizens to be found in the
catalog of criminals. Among the
latter class is the wife-beating
husband. For such brutes io hu
man form a whipping post and
buggy trace are needed.
We 'see and bear much
about the violations of the eight
and nine hour labor lnws. Why,
blesB your life, the hustling far-,
mer will soon be putting iu "long
Heka and steady blows" for twelve
hours a day.
Tho-ladies are having visions
of Easter bonnets, new dresses
and "things."-Union Times.
Yes, while tba ladies are having
"visions" of Easter bonnets, the
anticipation of Easter bills is a
"nightmare" to husbands and
Wonder how many parents there
are in Edgefield who are controll
ed by their children? More than
you think. The Advertiser would
like to see a real census taken, but
wou?d not dare publish names.
The inevitable result would be
another widow in town.
Doubtless nearly every town
in the state has its Wade Hamp
ton Sellers, the open and flagrant
violator of the law. It behooves
the citizenship of every commu-1
nity afflicted with such notorious
characters to check their lawless
career before the life of some
worthy citizen is sacrificed.
.The legislature having, failed
to kill the lien law, the farmers
ought to be given a whack at it
when they cast their ballots next
Bummer. Until there is a direct
expression from the people, this
old law thst should have been
relegated to the rear a decade ago
will hardly be repealed.
There used to be much boasting
of "the full dinner pail" by the
Republican party, but in next
summer's campaign the leaders of
the party will be kept busy ex
plaining why many jnills are
dosing, down and why wages of |
the laboring class are being re
duced throughout the county.
Under the anti-trust law, Texas
has fined tb? Waters-Pearce Oil
company $1,600,000. But what's
the U56 of imposing heavy fineB
upon oil companies ? The, United
States court fined the Standard
Oil company $29,000,000 but if a
penny ha3 been paid nobody has
overheard of it.
- Always spend your money with
the people who help you to make
it. If you adhere to this rule, you
will patronize the home merchants I
instead of .tb.6 department etores |
and catalog houses. Money that
you spend with the Edgefield mer
chant will remain here and may
come your way again, but the
rooney you send away is gone
Som?^ of the leading railway
Systems have ordered a ten per
cent reduction in wages. Wonder
if the reduction applies alike to
high and low employees? It should
BO apply. The official who draws
a salary of $10,000 is belter able
tabear a ten per cent reduction
than the employee who receives
only a few hundred dollars
The monied aristocracy of the
north maintains a morned
oligarchy through the intermar
riage of the heirs and heiresses of
their ? immense fortunes. Miss
Sylvia Green, daughter of the
richest woman in the world, is
goon to marry a groat-grand-son
of John Jacob Astor. The only
way a poor man shares in the co
lossal fortunes of the north through
the marriage relation is when a
wayward daughter elopes with tho
State's Bights Involved.
The principle laid down by
Judge Pritchard in his rec? nt de
oisiou, to the effect that a state
engaging in a busi negs not
necessary to "preserve its autono
my or sovereignty" waives ite
right under the TJuited States con
stitution uot to be sued without
its consent, is a newly discovered
phase of the old "state's rights"
queatioo, and the final disposition
af lt by the United States su
preme court, the highest tribuual
in the land, will be awaited with
Mao of Action.
Governor Ansel is a maD of
few words but he acts, and that
too with promptness and firmness
whenever the need arises. When
two negroes who were in the bands
of officers of the law were in dan
ger of bei?g lynched in Columbia
last week, he had the sheriff of
Richland county, the police of
the. city and a company of the
state militia on the ground in
short order to suppress the law
lessness. If Kentucky bael such a
governor the ''Night Riders" who
openly and flagrantly violate the
law in that state would be sum
marily .dealt with.
Should be no Hore Extra Terms.
; With the court machinery of
the state increased one-fifth by
the creation of two new circuits
and the election of two addition
al judges, thero ought to be no
further need for extra or ppecial
terms of court. It behooves the
judges to clear the dockets ap
nearly as possible at each regular
session of court and not grant
continuances upon technicalities
or upon the flimsiest pretexts.
Congested dockets and the need for
special sessions arise often from
an accumulation of continued
cases. The condition of the dock
ets in th? forty-two counties,
whether-cleared or congested, will
depeud largely, if not solely, upon
the circuit judges of the state.
Paid for the Privilege.
It is bad enough when a minis
ter must ride many miles over
bad roads to officiate r.t a mar
riage and receive ouly "Thauk
you" from the groom for bis troub
le, but when the groom gives the
minister a bogus check upon
which the latter is forced to pay
a protest fee, the limit of forbear
ance has been reached. A New
Jersey minister married a couple
recently and was presented with
a check as a fee. A few day after
depositing the check in bank the
reverend gentleman r-ce'ved a
notice to the effect that ne was
due the bank $1.24 as protest fee
on the bogus check. There may be
a certain amount of pleasure de
rived from uniting tbe|heaits and
lives of two young people in the
bonds of matrimony, especially in
South Carolina where no divorce
courts can put them asunder, but
there are doubtless very few min
isters who care to pay fir the
Let the Edgetjeld ministers
profit by the experience of their
New Jersey brother by refusing to
receive checks for marriage fees\
A Word of Advice.
The Advertiser does not o:L??n
pose as! an adviser of the farmers,
but there ls just one word of ad
vice that we feel constrained to
offer at this juncture, and that is
to urge the exercise of rigid econo
my in making the crop of 1908.
After good prices have been
realized for one crop, easing up
money m&tters by the payiDg of
many old debts and having some
cash left, nine men out of ten
ai-e inclined to extravagance.
While we are all hopeful that
cotton will command twelve and
fifteen cents next fall, there is no
guarantee as to the price., lt
must be borne in mind that
this is, unfortunately, campaign
year. The t*o great political par
ties of the country will engage in
mortal combat, each Btnving for
the mastery. What the outcome ,
will be no hu mau eye can foresee. 1
It is safe to say, however, that an '
era of unusual prosperity or an 1
era of business depression will '
follow the election. If the former,
cotton will sell for a good price ; '
if the latter, the speculators will 1
.'bear" the market very low. (
Making the crop economically
will prepare the farmers for any }
exigency. If high prices prevail
next fall thsy will have greater *
net profit from the year's, labor, 1
and if low prices are realized they
will still be able to "make both
euds meet." ,
The cotton growers of the South ?
are becomi?g more and more in- '
d?pendent of the money power of (
the north with each passing year, j
By ecouomizing and avoiding <
debt they can own their cotton '
next fall, and uot be forced to J
market it an unsatisfactory price. (
Through industry aud economy, ,
to-gether with judicious business E
management, the producers of 1
cotton can become the most in- ?
dependent people in the world.
Had the bogus liquor houses
and grafters kuown in advance
that the United states'courts could
be invoked in their behalf, they
might not even have left 'ho Capi
tol for poor, old South Carolina,
to say nothing of th? capital with
which she embarked in the liquor
Shame on Charleston Jurie a.
lu Columbia last we?k several
white mou wore convicted of
violating the dispensary law and
were heavilv Cued, while in Char
leston there were repeated acquit
tals under similar indictments.
The Columbia jurors regarded
their oaths and did their full
duty, while the Charleston jurore
failed to do theirs. The fact ie
that Judge Sydrick became so
disgusted with the farcical trials
of the Charleston violators of the
dispensary law that - after hearing
several cases, he refused to call
auy more for .trial, continuing
th? m until the next sessiou of
Public Building a Probability.
It appears now that Congress
man Patterson will land bis
$125,000 appropriation for a pub
lic building for Edgefield. This
special appropriation is included
in the bill referred to in the fol
lowiug dispatch from Washiugton
to the Newe and Courier:
"No better Congressional newf
could go out to the people of South
Carolina than that a dec'sion has
been reached by Houss leaders
tbat there will be a public build
ing bill reported and pissed this
y*ar carrying with it a total of
about $15,000 000
'For so^e time it has hean ru
mored that such a bill would be
pasped, but nothing definite wa"
obtained concerning it u til to
day, wh^n thoB^ in authority wer-3
aeked whether or not the rpport
that such a bill would bo oassed
this year was true, and they an
swered in the affirmative."
The advantages offered by ag
ricultural indus'riee to young
men of this age are greater than
any other Chi lin g. It takes a real
man to be a successful farrar-r,
but when he is successful he bas
done something and has some
It beats clerking in a store or
bank, and gives oue freedom,
good pure air, health and ability
to eat good, healtny food without
suffering from dyspepsia aud
other troubles caused by the lack
af exercise. While farming haft
its drawbacks, riEke, disappoint
ments aud cares, after all the call
ing affords young men better
openings now thau ever before,
and; there is no existence that
should be happier, iu that one
san lio"~dpwu at night aud peace
fully slumber without fears as to
his ability y? please his employer
und hold his job. Stick to tho
Demoralizing aad Degrading.
It is an undisputed fact that
whiskey is fearfully demoralizing
and degrading in its influence.
Not only does it destroy the fioer
sensei and sensibilities of the
v&at majority of the men who
?ell i?, but it causes many to
sink to tho lowest depths of de
pravity and degradation.
A very striking example of the
iamagiug and damning influence
of whiskey was revealed in the
trial and conviction of a white
man in Columbia last week upon
the ch argo of illicit cale .of whis
key. In order to strengthen his
peiy weak defense and rebut the
State' s evidence, this unworthy
father compelled his daughter of
tender years to go upon the stand
and testify to statements tbat the
jury believed tobe untrue. A more
3ontemptible act on the part of a
father could scarcely be conceiv
ed, and yet he did not see it in
that light because liquor had
jeared hie conscience and deaden
ed his sensibilities.
Solicitor Timmermao very prop
erly rebuked this unworthy pareut
in no unoertain terms for drag
ging his innocent daughter in the
?ourt rojm, and, after commend
ing the jury for its verdict, Judge
Wilson said to the defendant, in
massing sentence: "That child's
appearance on the stand sent a
mill through me, and decided me
:o give you a sentence that you
vould not forget."
Concerning whiskey, the safest
ground is to "Touch not, taste
3of, handle not."
No Use i'oDie.
"I have found that there is on
jse to die of lung trouble as long
is you can get Dr. King'* New
Discoverv," says Mrs. J P White
)f Rushboro, Pa. I would not be
ilive to-day only for that wonder
ful mediciue. It loosens up a
lough quicker than anything else,
iud cures luug disease even after
:he case is pronounced hopeless,
rbis most, reliable remedy for
soughs, and colds, lagripp*, aeih
nn, bronchitis and hoarseness, is
lold under guarantee at W E
Liynch ?fe Co. Penn & Holstein,
iuccessors to G L Penn ? Son
irug stores. 50c and $1.00. Trial
A CardlFrom Dr. BWii
Editor Edgefidd Advertiser: I
DOtieed, a few werks ?fio 1 hat you
said iii sn appreciated editorial,
that "prohibition ia coming," to
which I waut to add my amen.
I have been severely criticised
recently, bec up? .I cannot com
prehend politics, nt.d I -jOLfesf
that I know about us much about
the Eort of politics, that men UP'
hs a subterfuge for dodging, as I
want to know. This is campaign
vear, and I for one am willing ti
forget the pas?, but we want men
to run for the legislature this year.
? for one, rm opposed to
any automatic double-back
action, reversible platform up
an 'which our legislators are ex
pected to get in on. I believe God
is on the side, of prubibition and
if so, and I am the only man in
Edgefield couuty iu favor of it, I
un iu the majority.
As I said in a report to the
Edgefield Baptist association a
few years ago: "The curse of God
is upon the liquor traflic. Tho
prayer0 of Christian women are
against it The tears of anguish
siled by broken hearted wive? and
neglects 1 children rise up in pas
sionate protest against i\ The
blood of those who have been slain
by strong dri.uk cry out against
"In the name of fathers and
mothers whose sons aro being de
bauched and ruined by strong
iriuk, io the name of the widows
who*e husbands have gone down
to drunkards graves, in "the name
5f orphan children whose fatherp
have bfen slain by the drink hab
it, in the name of homes wh:ch
bave been reduced from happi
ness and prosperity to wretched
ness and want, in the name of
Dbristiai-itv which seeks to eave
men from sin, in the name of God
md humanity we call upoTi everv
true Christian" of whatevor imme
to vote for God,, home and hu
manity in the next, election. Aud
to this pnd tht? call it to the m^n.
Wa want no novice or recent
political convert-but MEN ex
prespes il. We have enough f >1KB
in the county or ppople who d. ubt
less would ruu "but for a time
like tb?6*' we waut-men-meu
with a buckb De, m>u wi o stand
for pomethmg to represent us in
With malice tovard noue aud
?end will to all, I remain
D. A. J. Del!, M D.
Women as Well au Mein
Are Made Miserable by
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, <l's
?ouragas and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor
'neys arc ot
that it is nott
for a child t
neys. If tho <
ates too ofh
irine scalds the flesh or if, when
eaches an age when it should 1
:ontrol the passage, it is yet affli
)ed-wetting, depend upon it. thc
he difficulty is kidney trouble, an
;tep should be towards the tre:
hese important organs. This u
rouble is due to a diseased condit
cidneys and bladder and not to a
nost people suppose.
Women as well as men are rr
:rable with kidney and bladder
md both need the samo great
["he mild and the immediate ?
swamp-Root is soon realized.
>y druggists, in fifty- " ?~z(
:ent and one dollar ?fyjpg?C?T:
;izes. You may have a ?^^^ISHi?;
ample bottle by mail "-^SJLfi^ffl
ree, also pamphlet tell- Homo of 3?
rig all about it, including many
housands of testimonial letters
rom sufferers cured. In writing Dr
? Qp., Binghamton, N. Y., be :
nention this paper.
Don't make' any mistad
?emember the Dame, S
tloot, Dr. Kilmer's Swam)
tod the address, Bingham,^, ip
iT., on eTTery bottle.
Age No Bar
Everybody in South Carolina is
Old people stooped with suffer-!
Middle age, courageously fight
Youth protestiDg 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 strain the back.
Many complicatious follow.
Uriuary disorders, diabetes,
DoaD's Kidney Pills euro back
Cure every form of kidney ills.
J. W. Powell, proprietor of a
general store and coal, wood and
ce dealer of Waverly li vir g ai:
2010 Blanding ?treet, Columbia,
3. C., says: "My aon haa been
ifflicted with kidney aud urinary
rouble from childhood, being un
ible to control the s-?Grotions es
tecially wheu aslpep. Since using
loun'e Kidney Pills he bas en
, For sale by all dealers. Price
>0 cents. Fo^ter-Milbu rn Co.,
buffalo, New York, 8..le agents
or tlu> United Sta tes.
Remember the name-Doan'B
md take no other.
Hig!i?sl price paid for comity
laim.-i. Present them to Mr. N.
ri. Jonos at the store of M 'SPrs.
ones A Son.
F. N. K. Bailey.
Barred Plymouth Rocks.
I have a lol of fine Cocker
els from $1 to $2 each.
E?gs $1 for 15. My fowls
are strictly pure breed.
J. P. BATES,
Edgefield, S. C.
in EG I
FC AI I$F THE C0Rl
ELs\sr\ %JbJLLi season has
of Completeness in the New Twen
We name a few-- Striped Linens fo
for dainty street wear, Chiffon Gingh
dard Gingham for house wear, Veiling
Cream Mohair, Cream Serges and Bri
gees for any old wear. ' .
Wc would ask you specially to rema
in the graceful conception of Reed's
For Men, try our T'lex Felt for f
lasting durability and comfort
ls beaming full of artistic patterns, and hi
designs* We have them from $1?. to $ i,
We will tell you more from time to time
We sell Waterman's Ideal
mutain Pens, which represent
e highest standard of excellence,
very pen guaranteed to give
W. E. Lynch & Co.
vV*e are ready tb store your cot
I ana make liberal advances on
ae-Sell you your wagons, and
7 your cotton seed. We solicit
W. E. Lott, Mauager.
arge assortment of stationery
writing material of all kinds
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Send roar sarings to this strong, noami, COB?
Dervatlvo Barings Bank. On request ire will Bend
rou FRHB, a supply of our "Bank Messenger
il oner Mailers" for the safe-transmission of coln or
barrener in making bank deposits br mau. Toa
lian send small deposits each week.and as
Jc-ur Barings accumulate will Issne rou
serttflcatos of deposit bearing inter?s"
U the liberal rate of.
r mall. Toa
^A?CUSTA SAVINCS BANK
FOR SALE: 100,000 feet of
Rjugh Lumber at- the late home
of Col. T. C. Megan. Apply to
N. C. Long, Cleora,' S. C., or
W. H. Morgan,
Johnston, S. C.
We 'sell the ' Hackney" and
'Old Hickory" wagons, which have
stood the severest tept in this sec
tiou for raauy years. Two cars now
on the road.
Ramsej & Jones.
When you need a bugg.v try a
Rock Hill, or Hackney, or Colum
bus, or a Tyson-and Jones. No
stronger line of buggies can be
lound ip this scction. Lar?e as
sortment to select from.
Rnm?pv <fe Jon PA.
The books for the registration
of the voters of the towu of Edgp
field, S. Ct, are now open in the
store of MfSPrs. May & Tompkins,
and will be kept opeu until Tues
day, April the seventh, 190S, six
o'clock p. m.
Supervisor of Registration.
Large stock of mattings in many
beautiful patterns. A small sum
invested in pretty matting will
add to the beauty and comfort of
Ramsey & Jones.
pecia 1 ties:
SWIFT'S BLOO?) and BONE GUANO.
BALDWIN'S AM MO NI ATE D D?SSOLVED
BAUGH'S FISH GUANO. tf
ETI WAN PLOW BRAND GUANO.
BRADLEY'S SEA FOWL GUANO.
CE REALITE, CERE ALITE, CE RE ALITE,
ACID PHOSPHATE, GERMAN KAINIT, C.
Li 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.
WER STORE'S Merchandise this
reached the high water mark of
>r washable Suits, Striped Boulevards
am for the little miasqs^ wear, Stand
es, Printed Mouselines, Filet Nets,
lliantines, Chiffon, Panama, and Pon
mber our line of Footwear, for Ladies
and Queen Quality.
bot ease, our Adams freak last for
ive that distinct individuality of Exclusive
. per hat. Watch for our opening an
why it pays to trade in Edge field and at
We always carry complete as
sortment of fresh drugs and give
especial attention to all prescrip
tions sent us. A share of your
The i>?ie of cost 'on Dwellings
and Barns in the country is $1.20
per huudred or if three years, 80
cts per hundred.
E. J. Norris, Agt.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin ?
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
ble \ Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
The Celebrated French Coach
Stallion. CALEMBOUR, will
raak*1 theSoring Seasobiat-Edge?^
field at flreetables of "Messrs. IB.
L. Joues & Son.
The French Coach Horses are
in the front rank of excellons
among the carriage breeds of th9
Call and inspect thiscel-ibrit?M
Edg^field French Coach Horas Co.
J. P. Nixon, Sec. and Treas
Clark's Hill, S. C.
AND CURE THE LUNGS
wmi Dr. King's
OUGHSand 50c & St.00
OLDS Free Trial.
Surest and Quickest Cure for all B
THEO AT and LOTTO TROTTS- fl
LES, or MONEY BACK.
New Arrivals at
25 all wool ART SQUARES. LOO BEAUTIFUL RUGS.
These goods are new and will be sold very low.
36 Cases of . : "
for early Spring business. All solid and reliable. We waut your ?
business and will give you honest merchandise aud the closest
prices cousist'ut with good quality. WEAR REGAL CORSETS.
Southern States Phosphate
& Fertilizer Co's Goods,
P. & Fm
A. D. Bone
Augusta High Grade
Acid of All Grades
'ihesp goode are now in the warehouse ready for deliver/.
Jones & Son