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VOL. 74. " EDGEFIELD, &U, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17th, 1909. NO. 7. i
Many Items of Interest From
Dr. J. D. Waters, of Saludal
spent a few days of last week here
Miss Mattie Pattison, of Edge
field, visited friends here recently.
Miss Ruth Etheredge and Mr.
HammondJ Etheredge, of Saluda,
were guests of friends on last Thurs
Messrs. Arnoldus Lewis and J. D.
Holstein, Jr., of Edgefield, were inj
town last week.
Mr. Edward Watson, of Augus
ta, was the guest of hi? uncle, Mr.
J. L. Oxner, during last week.
Miss Lucile Cooner, spent Satui
day with relatives at Batesburg.
< Mrs. Sloan, of Greenville, is visit
ing Mrs. G. P. Cobb.
Miss May Wertz, of Columbia, is
?expected this week to visit Miss
. Miss Grace Haltiwanger enter
tained a large party of her friends
on last Monday evening. The hours
were very pleasantly spent, and re
freshments were served during the
Mr. and Mrs- G. B. Landrum
gave a delightful dining on- Thurs
day in compliment to the ministers
of the town.
Rev. M. L. Lawson attended the
Bible conference held in Atlanta
Rev. G. A. Wright, of Newberry,
spent several days of* last week at
the. home of his father, Mr. Wm.
Wright, near town. j
Miss Andrina Ouzts went to Co
lumbia on Saturday for ai short
Mr. Clark Couch left on Tuesday,
for his home in Murfreesboro, Ten
nessee. He will return to Johnston
Mr. Tet Lowrey, of Saluda. :.pent
.a few days of last week here with
Af ter a visit to Florida, Mr. John
Warren arrived on last Friday.
Mr. Wad Allen spent a few days
of last week in Edgefield.
On last Thursday evening, March
19th, the alarm of fire was given,
and as a swiffwind. was blowing,
the entire town was filled .with fear
as they realized that they were at
the mercy of the fire, che fire engine
being practically of no assistance to
cope with the swift rush- of flames.
The fire was discovered in the
millinery store of Mrs. May Taylor,
and soon spread to the store of D.
Rosen blot, and from there to a large
store occupied on one side by Mrs.
M. E. Norris, milliner, and on the
other side hy china store of Mrs. B.
T. Adams. On the adjoining side of
Mrs. May Taylor, the fire caught
the two stores occupied by Mr. J.
C. Lewis, and next to him was the
double brick store occupied by the
Johnston Drug Co., Drs. G. D.
Walker and P. N. Keesee, proprie
tors, and J. Neal Lott. These two
stores could have been saved had it
not fcbeen for a modern building
at the rear, and opening on a side
street. The burning of this ignited
the stairway and wooden parts, and
it was doomed. Over these stores
were rooms occupied by the K. of
P., Masons, Odd Fellows, K. of.H.,
and Daughters of Confederacy. All'
We are now to the front f<
The unusuaf large stock on h
es lower than New York wi
these goods were bought ahei
ing in upon us,
We MUST Be Reliev
Cash Will Sur
The following is a
50 pcs calico-Best grad?
regular price 6 i-2c our price
dress ginghams neat patterns
at JJ I-2C 15 pcs 36 inch per?
and 15c per yd to go at iqc.
io pcs whrte madras, dots,
cerized good width ioc# io j
brown a beautiful quality Pan;
47 I-2C. so pqs 40 inch whit
Remember that we also V
Dry Goods, Shoes, Clothing,
Rainy Days [a Blessing on The
Farm, Many Odd Jobs Can
Rain, Rain, Rain! "More rain,
more rest." That's what it used to.
b?, but not so now, or it shouldn't
be. We have so many more work
days of sunshine than rainy days that
there are many things neglected on
the farmUiat should be done. Most
l>eople? will sit around on rainy
??ys ar?d complain of the rain and
fhard times and gormandise when
really the rainy days are a blessing
to those who are accompanied in
their work by "will." "Will," the
proverbial "will," is a great helper,
a .powerful stimulus and motor. He
ia indiscriminate in his help, pushes
dignity int\o all work. He strength
ens the arm of the blacksmith, re
news the energy of the farmer,
broadens the views of the statesman,
and expands the brain of the think
er. With his assistance l?ow soon
would the dinner bell ring; how
soon th^?day is gone, all oblivious
to the handing clouds and patter
ing rain drops. In the offices books
and papers are re-arranged, the
worthless ones burned. In the stores
there is a general cleaning up and
a more attractive appearance pre
sented. On the farms fertilizers are
mixed, harness oiled and mended
and farra implements repaired and
painted. Blessings (in disguise) are
che rainy days. Who should com
plain.' of them? Look at the good
?hat can be done while it rains that
.would otherwise be neglected. Of
all classes the country d.ctor is
most seriously discommoded and
suffers more, though he wends his
way through the slush uncomplain
ingly on his mission of relieving
suffering and, perhaps, yes, perhaps,
without any compensation, save the
consciousness of a discharge of
God, in his divine wisdom, makes
no discrimination in regard to rain,
for he says it shall fall upon the
just and the unjust. And right now,'
as we write, he is . watering the
earth, much of which will be stored
deeply into "the ground, and at the
prober time, during the days of"
sunshine, will be brought near the
surface' to nourish the tender plants
of our garden.-} and the vast areas
of growing corn and cotton. Who
knows but what the spring rains
may shift The Advertiser prize from
the creek bottom to some old thirs
ty hillside? Such is not impossible,
for old land often fruits deceivingly,
while new land or made land, often
promises more than it gives.
O. D. W.
Meeting Street, March 12th, 1900.
Let us supply you with garden
seed. We sell both Buist's and Fer
ry's seed. Either will give perfect
paraphernalia belonging to these
orders was a total loss. .
.Several dwellings nearby caught,
and had it not been for a Lard rain
that began to fall, many would have
been homeless. All of the parties
burned out carried only a small
amount of insurance, D. Rosenblot
i Effort for
3r a mighty . stride for a big
land forces ns to quote pric
holesale case lots of course
id of time and are now rush
ed of Our Big Stock
ely Tempt Us
few of our prices :
ss all colors side bands etc.
4 3;4C? 25 pcs. all.colored
worth 12 1-2 cper yard to go
:ale all late styles worth 12 1-2
figures in many design s mer
)cs 40 inch wide, bile., blue &
amafreal value 75c our price
e lawn 12 i-2c value at 9c.
:eep a full up to date line of
WILL YET HAVE TROLLEY
Plum Branch Has Men of Grit
Who Cannot be Kept Down.
Give me space for a few words
about the trolley line for our town
to Edgefield C. H.: Wm. P. Cal
houn and M. B. Sturkey were the
fi ret to agitate the question of a trol
ley line from Plum Branch to
Edgefield. Well as some people
know "Old M. B.'\ as most of his
friends call him, rushed around and
made several trips to Edgefield tak
ing time to see- and consult the plan
ters along the proposed line and
talked up the whys and wherefores,
and everything, seemingly, wa6
moving along nicely aud the people
along the line appeared to be in fa
vor of an effort to try to get every
one that lived near the proposed line
to take an interest in the enterprise.
The subject was being! discussed
by the people and press until Wm.
P. and ola M. B. became so much
enthused over the project that they
called for a meeting at their respec
tive towns to elect delegates, and all
met at Edgefield to organize or to
get the ball in motion.
But alas for old M. B. with all his
push and get there, if it is possible,
to see his hopes and dreams of go
ing to, and even had dreamed of
sending his children to the school at
Edgefield, often he would say to his
good wife, when she would lpok at
the project seriously and ask in a
quiet and doubtful mood, "Do yon
really think it possible that you will
ever realize to any degree of a cer
tainty that the line will be built."
The old man's reply was that
beyond a doubt it would be in the
near future. Imagine, dear reader,
the chagrin, the hopes all scattered
! to the winds. Old M. B. returned
from that meeting at Edgefield cast
down. You could almost read his
To the first inquiry, "No." The
people of Edgefield want their wives
and daughters to go to Augusta and
Greenwood to get their hats, silks
and satins,they don't want any feed
ers but prefer to feed Augusta and
let.the farmers haul through ' mud,'
slush and'rain, i. el* those tliat don't
haul to Plum Branch and Parks
Just allow me to tell you, they
(the farmers) are hauling Ho those
two places from within ten miles of
Edgefield. Brother, we have just
returned from Edgefield and can
truthfully say that our horse and
your humble scribe w-^re never more
completely worn out, and with all
this fatigue we did not have time
to shake hands with but few of our
friends, transact our business and
hurry back through mud and slush.
We at last after nearly two years
of anxious waiting, are to realize to
a certainty the establishment of the
electric power near us, i. e., near
enougrh if we want to run a cotton
mill we can get it at a price much
cheaper than steam, also to run a
trolley'line to Lincoln ton and connect
both the freight and travel with the
C. & W. C. Railroad, and it may be
that Edgefield will see the necessity
of coming our way.
Some of us contemplate making
Dan Tompkins or some one that is
in the cotton mill business a propo
sition. We have, a splendid loca
tion convenient to the railroad and
an abundance of water both mineral
and without mineral, a good loca
tion for the buildings for the opera
tives and as healthy as the moun
More in the near bye and bve.
S. M. Ii.
Plum Branch, S. C.
Will Not Open Again.
It is generally believed that when
the Abbeville dispensary is closed
on the first Tuesday in August it
will not be opened again at the
election to be held two weeks later.
The majority of the people of Ab
beville county want prohibiton, not
withstanding that the Abbeville dis
pensary has been one of the best
managed in the state, and the friends
of the dispensary have realized this
and have blocked the efforts that
have been made heretofore to have a
dispensary election in the county.
Abbeville and her people will be
better off with the dispensary closed.
And we will be glad to welcome her |
into the ranks of the dry and truly
good towns of the Piedmont-Hon
es Path Chronicle.
Little Ikey came up tc his father
with a very solemn face.
"Is it true, father," he asked,
"that marriage is a failure?"
H is father surveyed him thought
fully for a moment.
it "Well, Ikey," he finally replied,
if you get a rich wife it's almost
as good as a failure."-Lippincott's.
Enter the Corn Growers' Contest.
WILL ABBEVILLE GO DRY?
Interesting Situation in the Only
Dispensary County in the
(Special to News and Courier.)
Columbia,. March 13.-Special:
The fight in Abbeville County as to
whether or not that county shall go
dry or^continue its one dispensary
is interesting, Abbeville is now the
only county in what is known as the
Piedmont section in which there is a
dispensary, and a great deal of inter
est is taken in the situation.
In th|a connection it is to be noted
that the- statement is made that a
passenger may board a train in New
Orleans.?nd go to Richmond via
the Seaboard Air Line, and that
from the feme he leaves New Orleans
until he reaches Richmond he is un
able to legally get a drink of liquor
except ati'?bbeville. A. K.
South Carolina Woman Abroad.
On my return tri]) from a recent
delightful yisit to Lexington, Ky.,
I spent a dl& in the capital city and
was the gnpijt for a time of Miss
Mamie Mc'Cants. Miss McCants is
a lovely, gifted woman, with ex
quisite artistic . tendencies, loyal to
her friends;U?and an enthusiastic
member of $the historic old first
Baptist church, whose pastor, Dr.
Lindsey, is'$?bh beloved. Miss Mc
Cants has, a?|ghandRome home at
1400 Geryais^sfreet. living with her
mother and ttj^ip aunt of little Zaida
Whitman ^^once lived in Edge:
field, so b?at?ffnil and so much ad
mired as a chilj^ when her father
was pastor o?:jralst Baptist church
here. She has r^^grown into love
ly young womanhood, now Mrs.
Herman Stahrr?^)?ii4 St?hrr was at
the time of thepr. marriage profes
sor of German.at;the South Caroli
na College, af t?tards attached to
the foreign legation at Berlin, now
living in Breslau- and attending
many social fuPctioriS among the
nobility of the "German court. .
Miss Marni: told me
hhe^oilow^gt^^j^t Hcidcnt 'of
thirdaughter of South Carolina:
Passing along the Boulevard with
her husband not long since a burly
German accosted Mr.'Stahrr in bis
native tongue. Mrs. Stahrr, asked
her husband what he said, which
was "Great Heaven what a beauti
ful couple." Little Zaid? is the same
artless unspoiled child as when she
lived in Edgefield which she still
loves and remembers.
I am glad to get back to Edge
field and my many friends once
more. Thanks to The Advertiser
for many deeds of kindness.
Mamie E. Lake.
County Equalization Board.
T he Equalization Board of Edge
field county held the first meeting
of the year in the auditor's office Sat
urday morning. Mr. R. A. Cochran
was unanimously elected chairman.
For six consecutive years he has
served in this capacky,al80 represent
ing Edgefield county during that
time very ' efficiently on the state
board. The following townships
were represented: Blocker, M. B.
Byrd; Colliers, D. F. Mathis; Col
lins, J. H.'Bussey; Edgefield, J. li.
Mims; Meriwether, H. T. Cooper;
Plum Branch, H. C. Sanders; Shaw,
P. B. Day; Talbert, R. A. Cochran;
Wise, Geo. F. Swearingen; Wards,
Henry W. Yonce; Pickens, Janies
B. Tompkins. ?
After a full discussion it was unan
imously agreed that all personal
property be returned at 00 per cent
of its market value. As real estate
is only returned every four years,
the board will not have to consider
that before 1910. The board ad
journed to meet again.. Saturday
morning, April 3rd.
* Death of Mrs. Richardson.
Mrs. Richardson, the wife of B.
W. Richardson, was accidentally
killed twelve miles from Millen, Ga.,
Saturday last. She was visiting at
the home of a neighbor, and a little
child accidentally discharged a load
ed shot-gun tliat^was lying across
the bed. Being at close range she
lived only a few minutes. Her re
mains were brought to Edgefield
Sunday night and interred at Har
mony church Monday morning.
Mrs. Richardson was a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murrell, and
leaves a. husband and three children.
Notice of Final Discharge.
On the 5th day of April 1009 the
undersigned will make application
to the Probate Court of Edgefield
County, South Carolina, for a li nal
discharge from her trust as General
Guardian of the estate of Marie B.
Mrs. Ina E. Holland.
"Don Quixote" Gives the Lat
est News From Parksville.
Special Easter Exercises.
If you viill permit a few lines
from a new correspondent-I will
endeavor to write them. You have
a good one in the person of Mr.
Rambler, but perhaps what he neg
leets, the new one can pick up.
The news comes here of ar
informal meeting at Clark's Hill fl
few days ago, at which the asser
tion of Senator Tillman, viz: "Thal
the white women and the negro,
men of the state did the work, while
the negro women and white men
loitered," was fiercely debated, and
after much wrangling and mature
deliberation the following pream
ble and resolution was unanimously
Whereas thc assertion of Senator
Tillman upon the floor of the House
of National Representatives, to the
effect, that the white women and
negro men of the state of South
Carolina do the work is true in the
main, but there being exceptions to
all general rules',
Resolved 1st. That the assertion
said to have been made by our
senior Senator is true with only
the following exceptions, viz: as to
J. W. Johnson, Luther Hell and
2nd. That these aforesaid citizens
are working themselves to death,
and are hereby admonished and en
treated to be moderate and temper
3rd. That Senator Tillman be,
and is hereby requested to have his
offensive remarks expunged from
We hope the above will end the
Our esteemed fellow citizen and
sovereign, R. NW Edmunds, has re
turned from Sparenburgs where he
attended the Head. Camp conven
tion, Wi''O. W. and reports an en
thusiastic meeting. Crj-camp was
honored by the Head camp iii that
ft made sovereign. Edmund* one of
speaks not only well for tlie Parks
ville camp, but is an honor to all
Edgefield. When it comes to cap
turing offices Edgefield is always
to be reckoned with, whether it. be
politics, or otherwise. Edgefield
blood will count.
Drs. Bell abd Blackwell returned
a few days ago from the mass meet
ing held in your village for the pur
pose of organizing an Antfi-Tubercu
losis League, very much enthused
over the prospects for an effective
campaign against the. great White
Plague. The fact, they say, that
the medical profession of the county
turned out .almost unanimously,
augurs well, and means success if
they can get the co-operation of the
laity, which doubtless will be easy
The annual election for Intendent
and wardens for the town of Parks
ville came oft on the 10th with the
following results: Dr. D. A. J. Bell,
Intendent, J. P. Branson and R. J.
Blackwcllwardens. Messrs. L. F.
D.orn, J. C. Stone, J. H. Parks and
others will have to run over at an
other election on the 20th in order
to get 2 more wardens, these gen
tlemen having failed to get a ma
A notable fishing party composed
of Parksville's young set took
place last Monday. Misses Sal
lie Parks, Barbie Christian, Lucy
.Taro, Sadie Smith, Rubie Smith were
the girls, escorted by Messrs. fil
mer Christian, Dan. A. Bell, Nor
wood Harmon, J. C. Stone and
others, were the gallants who pro
ceeded to Parks's min pond, and
spent a pleasant afternoon. Misses
Sallie Parks and Lucy Jaro caught
a nice chance of fish out of the
pond, and the others are said to
have made a catch upon dry land
and consider themselves the luck
iest, and so it is with the young
Mr. J. C. Stone who has had a
lucrative position with the C. & W.
C. railway company, is at home for
a rest. Parksville gives him a broad
Miss Rose Strom of your town,
the beautiful daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. "Tad" Strom, has been visit
ing at the home of her sister, Mrs.
R. N. Edmunds. Many hearts will
be saddened no doubt, when she
Messrs. Dan A. Bell and Till
Seigler worshiped at Rehoboth yes
Sunday school was well attended
here at the Baptist church yester
day. A committee consisting of
Misses Martha Dorn, Belle Sanders,
J. C. Mayson, and Judge Black
well were appointed to get up a
program and train the Sunday school
children for Easter exercises on
Mr. M. B. Starkey, of Plum
Branch, attended our Sunday school
REHOBOTH B. Y. P. U.
Liberty Hill Camp W. O. W
Flourishing, Farm Work
5 Yesterday was a bad day foi
[ church going, but notwithstanding
, the rain quite a " )odly numbei
were present and listened to an ex
. cellent sermon by our pastor, Rev,
J. T. Littlejohn. Our church sym
, pathizes very much with Bro. Lit
I tlejohn in the loss of his dear moth
. er last week.
; The W. C. T. U. of Rehoboth
j will hold a special service next
? fourth Sunday morning.
The young people will organize
a B. 1. B. U. first Sunday morning
? next in connection with their other
.' line of work. Our young people
have been organized arid known as
"Willing Workers'' for a number
of years, and quite a number are
, indeed willing to bc used in the ad
vancement of the cause of Christ.
The many friends of Miss Wei
n?na Strom are pleased to welcome
, her home again.
Miss Kate Reynolds is spending
a fortnight with her sister. Mrs. R.
Mr. W. E. Sheppard represented
our Wi O. W. Camp in the Spar
t?hburg convention last week. Our
Camp, which ;s at Liberty Hil',
continues to grow. There will bi
several to lide that mysterious goat
next Saturday night.
Small grain is looking very
promising in this section, but farm
work is greatly hindered by the ex
cessive rains. ]S*b plowing has beeb
done since thc first of February.
The fruit crop bids fair _to be plen
tiful, unless we have another freeze.
Our farmers will use about the same
amount of fertilizers as in formet
years though more corn and forage
crop will be planted.
Bc Sure You Have Money In
I Bank Before -Giving
VV"|3avihg-se1eri- or known very little
of wild-cat' banking, the present
generation has abiding confidence
in the banks of the country. So
strong is their faith in banks ann
. the modern banking system that
checks pass almost as freely as
legal tender. And in view of the
fact that probably ninety per cent
of the world's business to-day h
transacted by means of checks in
stead of actual cash no stone should
be left unturned in throwing every
possible protection around the
bank check. When a check is given
for merchandise or in payment of a
debt the person receiving it should
be made to feel that in actual valut
it is the equivalent of "greenbacks'"
or gold coin.
Some persons have in the past
taken advantage of the confidence
that the business world places in
checks by obtaining merchandise
and money upon spurious or worth
less checks. In order to safeguard
the personal check and to stop the
dishonest practice of passing checks
when there are no funds in bank to
meet them, the recent legislature
very wisely passed the following
Any person who shall hereafter
draw or utter any check, draft or
order upon a bank, banking house,
person, firm or corporation with
which or whom he has not, at that
time sufficient funds to meet the
same and shall hereby obtain from
another money or other thing of
value or postpone any remedy he
may have against such drawer,
shall be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor, and upon conviction shall
, Mr. F. M. Leppard Passed
Away in South Georgia, an
F. M. Leppard is dead. Tim-;
: was the sad news spread througa
. our community on Friday morninir.
- Mr. Leppard had been in bad heait.i
. for some time and went to Soutii
. Georgia some five or six weeks ago.
? His health seemed to improve. O l
? Thursday morning he left the hom i ?
of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm.
i Brogden, to go only a short distan?a /
: to fish some nets in a lake. Not rc-;
turning in time Mr. Brogden went to
the lake and fou/;*?-, him sitting in
? the buggy dead. His, body wai
. brought home on Friday night and
: laid to rest in Ebenezer cemetery on
; Saturday at noon. In the death o': .
. F. M. Leppard brenton has lost om
Of its best men. - As a citizen he
stood for the upbuilding of his /30m
munity, county and state. His de
sire was to see justice administered
to all alike. Only those who chanc
ed to come rta direct contact with
him could fully appreciate him. As
a business man he stood for honest
dealing with his fellow man:and no
one can say that Marion Leppard.
?ver got a cent by dishonest'or un- .
fair means. >
Is this all that can be written? v
No. Above his life as a business
man and citizen * his Christian lifu
stood highest. His* daily, walk in .
life.was consistent with the teach
ings of Christianity. His influence
will be felt so lon g us the memory",
of the living lasts. His life was
full of ''good works and alms deeds-i"
He had a great attachment for boys
arid in respect to that love for them
his own boy-friends bore his body
to the grave and; laid;; ^ its final
resting place, and placed upon Iiis
. grave a beautiful pillar of flowers. '
May the life he lived be duplicated..- ?
in those whom he loved so rriuch.
A: FR?EN n. <.. /
-- ?? ? ? 1-r
A Wa rd ter Boys.
l'~'"LL't ito1 boy libink the clothes hf-.
wears, the horse he rides,the stick
he carries, the^dog tu?t? trots, after
him, the house he lives in or tho
money he spends can make him a
gentleman. Not one nor all bf these
can do it; and, yet, every boy may
be a gentleman. He may wear an
old hat, cheap clothes,' live in a poor
house and spend but" little money,
but by being true, manly and honor
able, by keeping himself neat and
respectable, by being civil and cour
teous, and above all by fearing God
and beeping his commandments, he
can be a gentleman.-Union Times.
Gunner: "I see the ultra-smart
suits for men this spring will be
Guyer: Great Scott! A chap will
never get the opportunity of sitting
on the same sofa with a pretty
girl in a suit of that shade."
Enter the Corn Growers' Contest.
be punished by a fine or imprison
ment in the discretion of the court;
the offense to be within the juris
diction of the magistrate's court if
the value of the property obtained
be less than ?20, and be punished
by a fine not exceeding $100 or im
prisonment not exceeding thirty
days. Provided, that if such per
sons shall deposit with the drawee
of such paper within 30 days there
after funds sufficient to meet thc
same with all costs arid interest
which may have accrued, the prose
cution under this act shall be dis
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