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J. L. JttlMS,' - - - EDITOR
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ONE YEAR $150
SIX MONTBS .75
wobmsSDAr, USAR, IS, leos.
I waa always aa ?arly ri uer.
Happy tho man who , is! Ivory
morning day comes to Ju m with
a virgin's love, foil of bloom
and freshness. The youth of .na
ture is* contagious, .like , the
gladness of a happy child.
"A receivership" in the hand is
worth two senatorships in the
Nature is not only smiliag on
the work of the Edgefield "city
beautiful" ladies, but assisting
them very materially.
The proper eeat in church for
a boy ie hi the pew with his pa
ents. Every father Jand mother
will admit the truth of this state"
. ment but very few act upon it.
For some time "state's rights"
has been the chief topic of con
versation, but wouldn't turning
"state's evidence" by some of the
dispensary grafters create a greater
Wheo Mr. Arthur charged $5
per day for hie services when the
only service rendered w?g signing
a-few checks, he received about
$4.99 more than he was entitled
At this season, when the re
duction of the cottou acreage is
beihg discussed, wonder if ?ome
-way could not be devised foi re
ducing the acreage of "wild oatB"
that some Edgefield youths are
By ordering the dispensary com
mission to pay the $15,000 for the
prosecution of the grafters, the
tate supreme court has sustained
Attorney G?n?ral Lyon. The de
cision has caused very general re
joicing throughout the state.
Economize in everything except
farming implements. Purchase all
of the tools that are needed, and
the best on the market, if you can
afford it. ByusiDg a short, worn
out plow or dull plow point, one
may save a quarter but will lose
several dollars in the results ob
tained from the plowing.
Experts who have made a tour
of the ,great wheat growing belt pf
the west-report the crop to be un
usually fine and promising. This
intelligence will cause a smile to
play upon the faces of South Caro
lina cotton growers who cannot
make their biscuits at home.
The dispensary funds aie now
"tied up" in first-class fashion,
and some bankers in the state are
doubtless happy as well as con
fused and confounded. Concern
ing the paying out of the dispen- j
saxy deposits, Judge Pritchard
issued one "Thou shalt not" to
the banks, and then Governor An
sel issued another on top of that,
which securely locks up the
It would be a pity now if the
United States supreme court
should come along and pull th e
receiver's chair from under our
friend Joe McCullough, just as be
is getting comfortably fixed io
it.-Anderson Daily Mail.
" If the Supreme Court should do
that, there are others besides Mr.
McCullough who would feel as the
traditional little bey did when the
calf ran over him..
If some hemp rop9 is not soon
needed in Richland and Lexing
ton counties, the law providing
for capital punishment had as
well be abolished.-Edgefield Ad
f -,- .
Just wait a little while and you'll
sing a new song, Brother Mime,
and we trust that Edgefield will
follow Lexington'eugood example.
Judge Pritchard has been Jn
Washington conferring with Sec-J
rotary of War Taft, but whether
about Mr. Taft's Presidential can
didacy or to make arrangements
for calling out the army of the
United States to enforce his dis
pensary receivership decree is not
specified -*Cbari eston Post.
. Capt. Collett can have the
Edgefield Rifles ready to go to
the front in a few hours. But who
would they haveN to fight for,
"Uncle Sam" or South Carolina?
If for the former, all of the Edge
field soldier boys would simulta
neously be seized with appendicitis
or some other "itis" over-night.
Fills Long-Felt Need.
The Anti-Saloon League that
was recently organized in Green
ville fills' a loDg-felt need ' in
Sooth Carolina. It is an admitted
fact that there is in every part of
the_ state, a strong anti-whiskey
sentiment but owmg to the lack
of an organization there has been
no Active campaign against whis
key. The general purpose of the
League is to gather up the anti
wbiskoy forces and to dirf ct their
organized efforts so as to reap the
largest measure of results.
The organization is omni-par
tisan and inter-denominational.
Its officers and board of trustees
are composed of the strongest and
most influential msn in the state,
embracing all renominations.
The president is Dr. O'. E. Burts,
and the vice-presidents are Rev.
J, A. B. Scherer, D. D., of New
berry; Rev. E. 0. Watson, of
Manon-; R. S. Galloway, of DUP
West; T. T. Hyde, of Charleston,
Rev. Darby M. Fultou, of Dar
The actiug secretary is Rsv. T.
.M. Kare, a Methodist minister
and resident of Waabiogtou, D.
C. Mr. Hare preached to a very
large congregation in the Baptiet
church on Sunday morning, pre
senting with great force the cause
of temperance and prohibition.
After delivering this very power
ful sermon, Mr. Hare took a col
lection which ia to bo used in
prosecuting the state work. The
sum of $455 was subscribed in
pledges. Tbis very generous rec
pouse shows to what an extent the
people of this community are in
terested in the euppresHion of the
liquor business in South Carolina.
The Advertiser is iu hearty ac
cord with the Anti-Liquor League
and we Bhall have much to say of
its work from time to time.
?Would Lower Homicide Record.
Soon after Mrs. Ellisof was
killed in Lexington county, near
Columbia, about a fortnight ago,
Solicitor Timmmerman requested
the Governor to provide a special
term of court in order to speedily
try the murderers.8 Seeing th=
wisdom of the request, Gcvernor
Ansel has ordered a special term
of court to be held at Lexington
on April 14th, which is the ear
liest possible date after comply
ing with the law for drawii g the
jury, etc. The cost of this special
sitting of the court is a mere
bagatelle when the benefits that
will be reaped in jeturn by the
taxpayers are considered. Besides
the wholesome moral effect, which
will be far-reaching and lasting,
there is no better way to repress
mob Jaw than by a speedy trial
and execution of those who com- ;
ment revolting crimes. An occa
sional special term for this pur- |
poso in each county would be
money wisely spent. But on no
other ground do we advocate ex
tra or special terms of court. \ !
If the other solicitors will bil
low Solicitor l^rnm erm au's "lege- J
ample in providing speedy trials
for aggravated murder cases, toe
shameful homicide record that
staies the name of South Caroli
na will be materially lowered dur
ing the next twelve months.
Should be Grown on Farm.
In Lee county the Farmers'
Union is well organized and they
are purchasing bacon, lard, bay,
grain, flour and many other things
for cash and by the carload.
The Advertiser is pleased to
hear that the Farmers' Union ?B
enlarging its ranks, but is not
altogether pleased at the intelli
gence that farmers are "buying '
bacon, lard, hay, grain and flour ?
by the carload." Nothing can be
said against uniting to purchase
commercial fertilizers, . farming
implements, sugar, coffee, and
certain other necessities by the 1
carload, but when it comes to
purchasing the every-day necessi
ties that can and should be pro
duced oa the farm, there is some
thing radically wrong in judg
ment and management.
Hasten the coming of the'time
when southern farmers can assert
their independence and demand
full value for their cotton, just as
the merchant does his merchan
dise. However, the day when they
can formally make their "declara
tion [of independence" is in the
remote future if the old plan of
growing cotton to purchase west
ern corn, bacon, lard, flour, bay,
grain, horses and mules is not
South Carolina holds the ?ecord
for the greatest yield of corn per
acre, and when tho feed is pro
duced on the farm, hogs can be
profitably raised. Every farmer
could also raise a colt or two each
year and pea hay, which has no
equal as a feed, can be grown no
where to better advantage than in
South Carolina. With' the possi
ble exception of flour, all of the
western produce that is shipped
into this state by thousands of
carloads each year can bo grown
upon th:? average South Carolina
Try our "Moja" coffee, the finest
25 ceut3 coffee in towu.
. Large assortment of Boys' Knee
Pants from the best manufactur
ers. All sizes and prices. Let u??
fit your bov.
J. M. Cobb.
The Wh; 3key Problem.
Editor Eclgefield Advertiser:
Will you give me space in your
columns to express my views on
one of the most serious problems
that has ever come before the
American people. We as a Chris
tian people can not ignore it with
impunity and leave it to be so'ved
by the destruction that will in
evitably follow in its wake ; hence
it behooves us to be up and doing.
I have been a close observer for
more thau thirty years and I have
given it a vnst amount of thought.
I have 83tn ?ho results of its ase
in the home, in the shop, oe the
railroad, among the lowly, in tne
higher walks of lifc, in fact in all
the viciseiUide-H of life.
The question is how we will
solve it? The solution is a hard
I will give my views of it as I
see it. I eau not think of forcing
prohibition upon any community
without their conseut.
We must not attempt to leap
off the precipice at one bound, for
if we do the result may be fatal.
Let usgo at it gradually, cau
tiously, lovingly and persuasive
ly, and by that means what we
accomplish will he sure and last
ing and will not have a tendency
to rebound, and the second stage
will be woree than the first.
I hope our sister state will in
the final make a success of pro
hibition, and if I were a citiz-n
of Georgia 1 would use every
means at my command to make
it a lasting success. We have
started out on the local option
plan, and which plan in my opin
ion ?B the better plan with a few
For example, Edg*-fiold has pro
hibition. As we have it now, let
us stand by our colors and let our
neighbors see lh<; fruits of our la
bors. See to it thrtt the law is en
forced to the letter, thereby as
serting our manhood and thpn,
and not until then, will our works
Practico what we preach and
our footprints will leave^their im
press on r-ome man, woman or
cb Uri and down tn ihe n^ero that
cultivates our lands for us. It will
make him a more reliable laborer.
Dear editor, if this communica
tion fails to find the wastebasket
I will give you more oj the sub
M. B. Sturkey.
Plum Branch, S.C., Mar. 15, 1908.
Ex-Judge Buchanan Shot on Train.
Special to The State.
Augusta. Ga., March 16.-Eu
route to Augusta this afternoou on
Southern train No. 33, Judge 0.
W. Buchanan of Winueboro, S C.,
was shot through an open window
near which he eat reading, by
Borne unknown party outside. The
bullet, a 22-calibre, entered the
right side aud the. judge's condi
tion is considered very serious.
He underwent an operation at
Dr. Wright's private sanitarium,
Reynolds street, tonight at 8:30
o'clock and the bullet was ex
tracted successfully. j
Judge Buchan8JVWF8 |ittiiig on
a*seaf with foeTgb Lybn\ and-as
the train reached a point some
200 or 300 yards this side of
Wards station, 35 miles from Au
gusta, ha exclaimed that a brick
bad struck him, arose from hie
seat and a few miuutee later faint
ed from the shock of his wound.
'I The train was stopped at John
ston, where Dr. Walker was sum
moned, and the physician accom
panied tin patient to Augusta.
The bullet grazed the windowsill,
and no person on the train heard
the shot. The indications are that
the bullet wae fired from a rifle.
Judge Buchanan was taken im
mediately to Dr. Wright's sani
tarium when the train arrived.
About 5:50 p. m. an operation
was porformed. Although the
judge's condition is very serious
it is thought late tonight be has
a cbauce of recovery.
Judge Buchanan was for 12
years judge of the circuit court in
Sr/ath Carolina and held the
office of attorney general for the
state. He married Miss Sophie
Tillman, daughter of th* late Con
gressman George D. Tinman.
Later: Information was receiv
ed in Edgefield on Tuesday after
noon to the effect that Judge Bu
chanan died at the hospital at
Court of Common Pleas..
In the case of Mrs. Lillie
C. Talbert against the West
ern Union Telegraph Compa
ny, which was being tried
last week at the hour of clos
ing our forms, a verdict .of
$500 was rendered for plain
tiff. Mrs. Bussey was repre
sented by Hon. B E Nichol
son and Hon. J Wm Thur
mond and the telegraph com
pany by Sheppard Bros.
A mistrial was ordered in
the suit against Frank Key
by William Thurmond. The
former was represented by
Hon. J Wm Thurmond and
the latter hy S McG Sim ki ns,
Esq,, and S M Smith, Esq.
The suit of J.D. Bates vs.
the Southern Railway Com
pany resulted in a verdict for
the defendant. S McG Sirn
kins. P)sq , and Col? J H Till
man were plaintiff's counse'
and Sheppard Bros. represen!
ed the defendant.
The case of Dr. J. T. Pat
tison against the Farmers
Bank was continued'to the
next term of court.
Spectacles made up to suit vou1
particular ne**d at lowest possibJ?
G'io. F. Wimp,
Edgefiold, S (
Chrysa! : /. "un Association Re
O? ThuWi?y afteinooii last the
members of the chrysanthemum
association met at the home of
Sire. W. B. Cogburn tnd re-or
gauized by electing the following
officerp: Mrs.- W. B. Cogburn,
president; M isp Grace Tompkins,
secretary and-Mrs. M. A. Taylor,
treasurer.'Tbe.' outlook for the as
sociation and the fair nuxt fall is
excediugly bright. ?lot.only have
the interest and enthusiasm for
tho culture of chrysanthemum in
creased among the members of the
association but a greater number
of ladies will . g'ow thes1? prelry
flor?is tbis y ear ?han ever before.
The signal success which ihese
very zealous Radies have already
achieved in this vsry worthy un
dertaking of rais'ug funds with
which to permanently improve
the village cemetery should stimu
late and encourage them to put
forth increased efforts in the fu
ture. The men of the town should
offer every assistance possible to
the2member8.|pf the chrysanthe
A compIsfRist' of the contests
for noxt fill's Floral Fair, will be
published, in abh?rt time.
Death of a Good Woman.
After a -long illness Mrs.
Hagood, the beloved wife of
Col. J. P. Hagood, died at
her home near Pleasant Lane
on Sunday-Corning last. The
interment was held at Berea
church ??rMonday. Rev. P.
P. Blalock conducting the
Before her martiale, Mrs.
Hagood was Miss Permelia
Wood, a native of Alabama.
Thisgood ^vornan was loved
wherever site was known 5 a
friend to ; everybody and
ever)body was her friend.
Wheneverjj^ere was sickness
or suffering-in the 'neighbor
hood, Mrs. Hagood always
went and did what she could
for those in need of sympa
thy and assistance. She de
lighted in serving Qthers and
contributing to their happi
Not only in the bereaved
home-circle but in the entire
community Mrs. - Hagood
will be greatly missed. She
was a member of Ber*a
church and a conserated
Christian woman, being never
happier than when she was
doing the will of her Master.
We extend sympathy to
the life partner, the husband,
in this dark hour.
Th* uniou meeting of tho 1st
division of the Edgefield associa
tion will be held at Berea Ratur
dav March fcstfe^and 29tli.
lat Querr^Jhe .iii?^ty_pf the,
chuFcb, J E " Johnston^and ND
2nd. Query-What do Baptists
stand for? C E Burts, Rev. Mr.
3rd. Query-Are parents Ukin
the interest in the educa'iou of
their children they ought-morally
and intellectually.O Sheppard, R T
4th. Query-The importance of
our denominational colleges, P P
Blalock, W A Hart.
5lh Query-Mifaionary oppor
tunity, A S Tompkins, G H Bur
6th. Querv-The Bible aud the
Sunday school, W E Lott, W D
Missoiuary sermon, G H Burton.
Letter to Treasurer Pattison.
Executive Department.Offise of
Mr. J. T. Pattison,
Dear Sir :
The time expires
this day for collection of taxep,
and penalties. You will proceed
at once to issue executions against
all delinquent tax payers for the
fiscal year 1907. ThcBe executions
should be io the hands of the
sheriff on or faofore April 1st,
1908, in order that, that officer
may have the time prescribed by
law for collecting same and make
bis returns to you on or before
July 1st, the date of the aunual
settlement. Send abstract of the
execution book to my office as
soon as completed. N
Yours very truly,
A. W. Jones,
Columbia, S. C., March 14, 1908.
Try the new breakfast food.
Kellogg's T?ssted Corn Flake?. 15
Ci?ts the nackage.
W. E. Lynch ? Co.
Barred Plymouth Rocks.
I hav) a lot of finn Cocker-'
els from $1 to $2 each.
Eggs $1 for 15. My fowls
are strictly pure bren?.
J. P. BATES,
Edgefield, S. C.
So as to give everybody an opportunity of securing
In order to give you some idea of
300 ladies' and misses' cloaks
black, steel gray,tan blue also
red all latest styles prices
range from $3.00 to $i5.oo
we ofter them at 60c on the
dollar as we need the room
for oiir spring business.
Embroider tes 'and Laces
Embroideries and laces "we
have just received about 50
thousand yards and will sell
at cut prices,
300 men's and ladies' 5 and
1 oe handkerchiefs at 4c
75 dozen gent's $1.25 shirts
We also have a large stock
of washing and toilet soaps
that we are selling very cheap
also a ' bier assortment of
crockery and gla's ware*?
will pay you to look at. as we
can save you money.
150 men's suits in all styles
square and round nicely m^e
$17.50 at $12.00
100 men's suits black thibet,
granite and fancy mixtures
$i2.oo at $7.98
165 men's suits in all good
patterns strictly all wool $9.00
and $10.00 at $5.79 *
100 dozen children's knee
pants 40c and ?0 at 19c
50 dozen men's pants black
blue also in fancy mixtures
$r?75 and $2.00 at $1.19
150 dozen men's dress shirts
solid whites all other beauti
ful colors 65 and 75c at 39c
while they last.
15 thousand yards heavy
outing io 12 1-2 at 7 7-8
25 pieces I2^c bleaching
b?st qualities 9c limited.
We have bought a large spring stock, and besides havin
creditors we must close out this heavy winter stock in order
The Large Stock has now arrived from my Millen, Ga.,
Don't forget, these Prices
Are- -ae?l Waterman's Ideal
Fouutain Tens, which represent
the highest standard of excellence.
Every "'pen guaranteed to give
W. E. Lyu ch & Co.
Eggs For Sale
Single-Comb Rhode Islaud
Reds exclusively. If you want
good, and useful fowls, that
are bred for beauty, vigor,
good laying qualities, and
standard poiuts.get the "Siu
glu-Comb Reds." Eggs $1.00
Drop me a postal.
J. H. P. ROPER,
Edgefield, S. C,
There wijl be au ehetionhelc
in the court; house io the tow? of
Edgefidd, S. C., on Tuesday
April 14tb, 1908, for the purpose
of electing a mayor aud six alder
man, to serve the town, of Edge
field, S. C., for the next ensuing
two years. Polls open from 8
o'clock, a. m. to 4 o'clock JJ. m.
Mauagers, C P. DeVore. E. J.
Norris and J. P. Bates.
IV. W. Adams, Mayor,
W. II. Harling, Clerk,
ridgefield, S. C , March 9, 1908.
Large assortment of stationery
ud writiug material of ali kinds
j ii st received.
W.E. Lynch & Co.
AND CURE THE LUNGS
ir. lill s
60c & $1.00
Surest and Quickest Cure for all
THROAT and UTNG TROUB
LES, or MONEY BACS.
SWIFT'S BLOOD and BONE GUANO.
BALDWIN'S AM MO NI ATE D DISSOLVED
BAUGH'S FISH GUANO.
ETI WAN PLOW BRAND GUANO.
BRADLEY'S SEA FOWL GUANO.
CE REALITE, CERE ALITE, CEREALTTE,
ACID PHOSPHATE, GERMAN KAIN IT, 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?
high class merchandise at less than New York Cost.
these Bargains we give a few prices,
ioo pioces 25 and 30c rib
150 pieces silk taffeta rib
bons white, black and fancy
colors 12J and 15c at 8c
65, 75 and $1.00 dress
goods at 49c. The styles are
new, attractive and varied
enough for all tastes. Panama
suitings are shown in tans,
grays and some in shady
checks. Fancy plaid suitings
a great variety in colors that
you will like
100 pieces ioc dress ging
hams 7^c checks, plaids and
stripes very attractive styles
and colors all new goods just
2 bales of white homespun
7 1-2 at 4 7-8
25c dozen heavy work pants
$1.00 at 59c.
Remember, we still sell
shoes and we have on hand
the largest stock we have^ev
er had, and think we can sup
ply your wants at your own
price as we have no space to
75 doz. mens socks in solid
and fancy colors ioc at 4c
100 dozen 15c socks at 8c.
50 pieces check gingham
7c at 4 7-8
400doz., mens, youth's and
boys hats in all the latest and*
most beautiful styles at 50c
on the dollar as we need the
50 pieces Caicos, all good
grade, guaranteed fast color?
retails at*7 and 7 1-2 cents ai:
5 and 5 I-2C. limited.
g to raise a large amount of money with which to pay
to make room for Spring Goods that are'alreadyjon the road.
store, consequently we can supply your needs in all Lines,
only last to March the 25th.
We are headquarters iu Edge
field for paints and oils. Get our
prices before buying.
OUB car of chairs aud one car
of furniture on the road. These
goods were bought close aod we
can make prices that should in
Ramsey & Jones.
Have y?u tried our "Lord (Jas
per*' cigars-nothing better. '
' B. Timmone.
Flow gear, breast-chaiue, titth
chaius and stretcher-chaius at
Ramsey & Joues.
Statement of the Condition of
The Bank of Trenton
located at Trenton, S. C., at tbe close
of business ?Mar. 9th, 1908.
Loans and Discounts $29,313 89
Overdrafts 459 16
Banking House 1,100 00
Furniture and Fixtures, 1,357 92
Due from Banks and Bankers 4,589 07
Currency, i,454 00
Silver, Nickels and Pennie*, 309 45
Capital Stock Paid in $12,500 00
Undivided Profits, less
Current Expenses and
Individual Deposits Subject
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGKFJKLD
Before me came A. H. S. Day, Cash
ier of the Bank of Trenton, who be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said Bank as shown by the
books of said bank.
A. H. S. DAY.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 14th day of Mar., 1908.
Wallace W. Wise, (L. S.)
Magistrate E. C. S. C.
J. F. BETT IS.
S. T. HUGHES.
J. D. MATHIS.
Di rector j.
Fresh supply of Harria;
Water just- rrH?
We invite the hdiea.
beautiful chiuu closet,
iu the large cities will j
Delightful canned California'
Peach 98 and Pears.
Nothing superior to our "White
Statement of the" condition of
THE BflHK OF EDGEFIEKD
located at Edgefield, S. C. at the
close cf business. Mar. the 9th, 1903.
Loans and Discounts, $194,904 53
Overdrafts 308 88
Banking House 4,073 9*>
Furniture and Fixtures 1,596 98
Other Real Estate. 484 85
Due from Banks aiid B?nkern,26,975 87
Currency 6,611 00
Gold 1.522 SO
Silver. Nickels and Pennies 621 65
Checks and Cash Items 3f 6 93
Capital Stock Paid in, $57,400 00
Undivided Profits, less
Current E abuses and
Taxes Paid, 16,426 38
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check 67654 87
Time Ceri ideates 95,724 24
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, i
. COOXTY OF EOGKFIELD,
Before me came E. J. Mimp, Cashier
of the Bank of Edgefield, who beii g
duly sworn, says that the above and1
foregoing statement is a true condi
tion of said Bank, as shown by the
books of file in said bank.
E. J. MIM8,
Sworu to and subscribed before me,
this the 14th day of Mar., 1908.
B. B. JONES, N. P. S. C. (L. 8.)
J. C. SHEPPARD.
W. W. ADAMS,
A. S. TO M PK. NS
nXTexv Arrivals at
25 all wool ART SQUARES. 100 BEAUTIFUL RUGS.
Th^pp goods are new and will be sold very low.
36 Cases of
for early Sering business. All solid and reliable. We waut your
business and will give vou honest merchandise and the closest
prices ci n istent with good quality. WEAR REGAL CORSETS.