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J. L. MMES .... EDITOR
OME YEAR ?.$1.50
SIX MONTHS - - - - . .75
"WEDNESDAE, APRIL 14, 1909.
We exaggerate misfortune
and happiness alike. We are
never either so wretched or so
happy as we say we are.-BAL
To the great discredit of the men
of SfMith Carolina, the monument
f und&rrows very slowly.
Begin to prepare your exhibits
for tlie County Fair to be held next
fall. There can be no Fair without
exhibits, and the people must pro
Even' eye is open and eve ry ear
is pricked, eagerly awaiting the an
nouncement of Governor Ans3l's ap
pointment of two additional mem
bers of' the state dis pensary com
We direct the attention of farm
ers to the address of Mr. B. Harris,
president of the State Farmers
Union, published on our front page.
It is practical and timely. Read and
ponder every word of it. i
Cotton has reached ten cents
again, but farmers should not be
. lured into plantinga large crop by
this temporary rise. It will be no
ticed that the price was kept down
while the staple was in the hands of
the producers. Wheat also contin
ues to rise, but very little of it is
now in the farmers' hands.
Store Robbed at Trenton, Farm
Work Well Advance'1:.
The farmers'have had a season of
?: ideal working weather anda great
' deal has been doney Corn has been
planted and most of it is up. Some
cotton has been planted. Asparagus
returns are pleasing to those who,
fortunately, have it of bearing age.
On Wednesday night .last the
?store of J. M; Wise & Son was
broken in and the stock was re
duced iny the neighborhood of $50
worth. The robber, a negro, was
caught in Aiken. He gave his name
as Henry Johnson and hails from
Rev. Hamlin Etheredge, one of
own boys, but now of the Metho
dist conference and stationed at Mt.
Pleasant, will preach in the Metho
dist church next Sunday.
Misses Sue and Emily Penn are
visiting Mrs. Will Lepnard.
Mrs. M.W^Peurifoy of Columbia is
visiting Mrs. B. J. Harrison.
We are glad to note that Miss
Ellie Swearingen is out again,
t Since our last writing Mrs. J. B.
Blight entertained the ladies mis
sionary society of the Baptist
church. The society met as a sew
ing society and made a quilt. Mrs.
Knight served a salad course.
State Superintendent of Educa
tion John Swearingen spent Sunday
with his mother.
Miss Pickie Bettis spent Easter
with the home folks.
Clark's Hill Shipping Lettuce
and Strawberries, About
Half Crop of Peaches,
H .School Entertainment.
As I never see anything from
this neck, of the woods I thought I
would let you hear from us again.
We emerged from the flood of Au
gust the 26th, like an old mud tur
tle, real glad that we are alive. We
are preparing land and planting
corn again on the river bank, hop
ing that Providence will take care
of us. We have been delayed by ex
cessive rains in our farm work. Oats
are looking fine. N
I am going to make all the corn
I can. I have no prize in view, but
I want a crib full of corn, with fat
horses, chicks, and smoke house
full of the "old reliable." If I knew
that there would be no freshet I
would make somebody "hop scotch"
for that gold.
Mr. L. G. Bell was the first to
ship lettuce. Mr. H. A. Adams
shipped the first crate of strawber
ries, with Mr. W. S. Middleton and
old L. G. to follow next day.
There will, not be more than a
half crop of peaches, and we are
not out of danger from frost yet.
We hope in the near future to ship
strawberries and lettuce in car lois,
and peaches in train lots
Miss Addie T. Bell, our teacher,
gave the children an* Easter egg
hunt Friday evening at the residence
of Mrs. W. H. Ryan, which was im
mensely enjoyed by all.
There will be an ice cream enter
tainment on the 23rd for the pur
pose of raising money for the school
library. Come over and let us cool
you'off. Everybody invited.
I shall in some future day de
fend J. W. Johnson, W. H. Ryon
and L. G. Bell for being such hard
Workers. They are worthy of your
Parksvil)e correspondent's imita
tions. Hope he will set up and take
Capt Evans Robbed.
While returning- from Charleston
Friday night, where .he had been on
legal businessf -Capt. ?SF?* G. Evans
was robbed of a suit case that con
tained valuable notes and papers
amounting'to about ?9,000 besides
bis personal effects. As the train
was slowing down for the*usnarstop
at Denmark a negro clad in blue
overalls b?arded the train and seized
Capt Evans' overcoat and suit case.
The intruder was hailed aud ordered
to stop, but instead of stopping he
made greater speed toward the rear
door of the car. .Capt, Evans ran
after the thief and succeeded in
wresting the overcoat from \him,
grabbing also the case, but the thief
intent upon landing his booty, almost
dragged Capt. Evans from the rear
platform. The last that Capt. Ev
' ans saw of his belongings and the
aforesaid negro they were tumbling
pell mell over an embankment, with
the train running leight or ten miles
an hour. Had Capt. . Evans been
armed there would possibly have
been a funeral somewhere round
about Denmark the next day.
S. G; C. I. News.
A large number of students went
home last week for Easter and all
who have returned report a splen
did time while gone Cadets Buck
er, Hafers, Bandy, Duncan Frank
lin, Martin, Buster, Hutto, Court
ney, Jackson, Prescott, McNeil.
Crosland, Williams and Misses Ida
Timmerman, Lucile Whatley, Jen
nie Holley, Maggie Shaffer and
Mary Hughes all went home for the
Easter holidays. '
. Cadets Keels R, and Hamrick
went home with Cadet Franklin.
Cadet Hogan J. went to Aiken. <
...Miss Ruth Vam spent the holi
days at the home of 3Iiss Lucile
Miss Narcie Turner visited her
sister in Johnston last week.
Miss Jessie Hamrick went home
with Miss Jennie Holley of Aiken.
The three literary societies have
installed their officers for the last
quarter in this session, which are as
follows: President of P. L. S., J. S.
Boles; vice-president, J. L. Taylor;
secretary, W. J. West; treasurer, J.
E. Buster; senior critic, W. H.
Mathis; junior critic, J. S. Daven
port; censor, J. E. Jackson; ser
geant-at-arms, N. O. McDuffie;
chaplain, L. D. Holmes, and door
keeper, M. D. Hazel.
The B. L. S. lias for president
Prof. C. E. Black; vice-pr silent,
E. H. Arrington; secretary, Frank
McNeil; treasurer, W. A. Hunt;
senior critic, iB. T. Burkhalter; jun- ;
ior critic, T.\>V. Bingham: censor,
L. R. Blackman; chaplain, W.
Courtney; sergeant-at-arms, Ri P.
Walker; doorkeeper, IT. Johnson.
Miss Helen Strom is the presi
dent of the F. IT. S. Miss Lizzie
Coleman, vice-president; Miss Hen
rietta King, secretary; Miss Lalla
Padgett, treasurer; Miss Roselle
Burns, senior critic; Muss Clara
Frier, junior critic; Mis.* Lillie Mae
Bussey, censor; and Miss Mattie
Cadet E. H. Arrington went home
one day of the past week on account
of sickness. We hear, however, that
he is rapidly improving and hopes
to be back in a few da3-s.
Cadet I. D. Durham, who went
home a few weeks ago has returned.
We are all glad to see him back
Col. F. N. K. Bailey has return
ed from a trip to Greenville. He
made part Of the journev in a bug
gy, accompanied by Mrs. Bailey
and his little boy. Everyone was
delighted to see him back.
For Sale: Nine-horse traction
engine, saw mill and yoke of oxen.
. E. J. Norris.
Edgefield People Must Recog
nize and Heed it.
Kidney ills come quietly-myste
But nature always warns you.
Notice the kidney secretions.
See if the color is unhealthy
If there are settlings and sedi
Passages frequent, sc?ntv, pain
It's time to use Doan's Kidnev
To ward off Bright's disease or
Doan's have done great work in
J H Schwartz, S. Main St., Lex
ington, S. C., says: "I have been
using Doan's kidney pills but a
short time but can say that I have
received more benefit than from
any other remedy. I was annoyed
by too frequent passages of th- 'd '?
ney secretions which were alsr .
ly colored and contained 'di
luent. My back pained me severely
at times. I finally procured Doan's
kidney pills and am pleased to state
that they gave me great relief."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the :name-*Doan's and
take no other.
When in need of a buggy try a
Chase or Moyer buggy. As to the
lasting and easy riding qualities of
the M oyer buggies ask T. G. Talbert
B L. Jones,A. A. Edmunds,Dr. J. N.
Crafton, W. H. Powell, W. R.
Swearengen, M. C. Parker or J. M.
Edgh'eld Mercantile Company.
Wedding Bells Ringing.
"From all parts cf the state, chiefly
from An.'lersfeii. ??US?TS ar./ ??I?Y???-:
l'or the two weddings-this week that
have been for some tim 2 the leading:
topic of conversation in Edgefield's
social circles. Today at noon Miss
Ruth Barrington Cogburn and Mr.
Samuel Mabry Craig; will- be mar
ried at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
\V\ B. Cogburn and to-morrow after
noon at three o'clock Miss Julia
Reed Hal ti wanger and Mr. William
Fletcher Scott will be married at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Executive Board Met
v The executive board of the Coun
ty Anti-Tuberculosis League met in
the office of Dr. R. A. Marsh Mon
dav morning. Those present were j
Dr. R. A. Marsh, Dr. H. A. Shaw,
Dr. D. A. J. Bell, Dr. W. D. Ouzts,
Dr. J. N. Crafton, Mr. J. H. Allen,
Mrs. T. R. Denny, Johnston; Mis? |
Carrie Banks, Plum Branch; Mrs.
j. M. Shaffer, McKendree, and Mrs.
J. L. Minis. A constitution, which
is to be published in pamphlet form,
was adopted and a plan was mapped
out for an active campaign against |
the spread of tuberculosis.
Let us sell you a stylish hat. If
our millinery department does not
contain what you want, we will or
der it for you.
Fresh shipment of Nunnally's
candies and bon bons just received
^-'r'enn & Holstein.
Wh enever you have horse-shoeing
repairs on your wagon or buggy,
whether steel or rubber tired, come
to my shop. We are prepared to do
first class work of every kind and
guarantee every job we send out.
(rive us a trial. That's all we ask
( ileaniii^ and Pressing
I still have my cleaning and
pressing room on the second floor
ol'the Sheppard Building and re
spectfully solicit the. patronage of
the people. I can clean and press
men's clothing so Ks to make them
appear brand new, and I also make
a specialty of pressing ladies' skirts.
3Iy prices are reasonable, and I
guarantee satisfaction on every
job sent out. I also clean hats.
I respectfully ask for a share of
roar business. / '
$100,000.00 to lend on Improved :
Interest payable annually. We are
lay. When writing give number 0:
ted-Kind of buildings and amount
JAMES FRANK & SON
We have all de]
with the latest HOV
In our 3Iillinery Departmei
week the new novelties as th<
all orders promptly.
Wc boast very much over c
ored muslins. Our Linen La
ored from 10c to 25c. Ladie
Our Oxfords, Pumps, and c
New arrivals just in. Our c
nd ene strap Sandals to suii
American Lady Corse
The people of Edgefield and
ly invited to nuke oar s to rs th:
place. Yours to
. The Edgefield ' Mercal
opportunity of'thanking tl
patronage received in the
sell the best fertilizers ma
Kainit, Cotton Seed Mea
Dressing, or Cearealites
and Lee's Agrie Itural ]
For prices call OL Mr. R
Edgefield, S. C.
Black Eye for Blackstone.
'.Tour Honor" said Moman Prai
en, the criminal lawyer. "?ince r..
ports and modem law are not suffic
ient4o convince you, let me read
this section^from Blackstone, the
father bf the common law, an un
doubted 'authority. He supports
my contention precisely."
"You had just as well sit down,
Hr. Pruiett:. I. have decided the
jwint against you,"replied the court.
'You need not cite more cases. I
have overruled your demurrer, and
do not care to hear you read the sec-,
"I know you have, your Honor,. I
know you have," sarcastically said
the redoubtable lawyer.
"I know it, but I just wanted to
show the Court what a fool Black
stone was." ' \
Ouir stock of undertakers supplies
is .always complete. Can supply
cheap awl medium price coffins or
metalie eases. Our hearse respond^
promptly to all calls, ni jr ht or day.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Now that spring is here why not
take up the worn out matting and
cover your floor with new attractive
matting. Call and let ns show you
our beautiful assortment.
Ramsey & Jones.
100 sets of buggy harness soon
to arrive.. Foll assortment of car
riage and wagon harness. We buy
in large quantities and our patrons
get the benefit of the advantages
Ramsey &, .Tonos.
Let us ^supply you ? with garden
seed-. We sell both Bu ?st's and Fer
ry's-seed. Either will give perfect
B. Ti m on ms.
Swept Over Niagara.
This terrible calamity often hap
pens because a careless boatman ig
nores the river's warnings, growing
ripples and faster current. Nature's
warnings-are kind. That dull pain
or ache in the back wains you the
kidneys heed attention if you would
escape -fatal maladies-dropsy,
diabetes or Bright's disease. Take
Electric Bitters/ at once and see
backache fly and all your best feel
ings return:" ""After long suffering
from weak kidneys and lame back,
one ?1.00 bottle wholly cured nie,"
writes J It Blankenship, of Belk,
Tenn. Only 50c at \V E Lynch &
Co., Penn & Holstein^ successors to
(T L Penh & Son.
farms-Terms of Loans 5 years
, no de
? Headquarters -therefore, no de
f acres-numbev of acres culti
, Augusta, Ga.
elties of the season.
it we are receiving twice each
?y come out and ready to till
mr 10c, 12i, 15, and 20c col
ins, Linene in white and col
is novelt?es in neck wear j ust
me strap Pumps take the day.
hildren and Misses Oxfords
its to snit all figures.
Edgefield County araeordial
iir haadqairtirs and mating
?tile Company takes thi
ie public for the liberal
past, and offers again to'
nufactured for this market.
1, Nitrate of Soda, Top
Muriate of Potash, an d
. C. Padgett at his office
The Farmers Bank of Edgefleld
AtEdgefield, South Carolina
STATEMENT OF CONDITION AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS APRIL 7TH, 1909.
Loans and Discounts - - - $249,S95 77
Bank Building and Fixtures - 4,040 00
Cash in Banks - - -' - - 2G,03!) 35
Cash in Vault. 11,509 14
TOTAL ?201,484 26
Paid up Capital - - ' - - - * 58,000 00
Surplus - - - - - - - - 30,000 00
Undivided Profits - - rv - 14,572 68
Deposits - ?. 148,911 58
Bills Payable.- 40,000 00
TOTAL ?291,484 26
I, W. H. Harling, Cashier of The Farmers Bank of Edgefield, S. C., do solemnly swear that the above
is a true and correct statement to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Sworn to before me, this 8th day or April, 1909.
W. H. HAR LING, Cashier.
EDWIN H. FOLK, [L. S.]
Notary Public, S. C.
Tender their hilliest appreciation to those who so pleasant
ly contributed to making this the grandest Easter in our bus
AVe are vet showing man)' very pretty articles of wear
that will go witli you out into the bright Spring sunshine
bringing with each stroll the satisfaction that you are correct
The light graceful, smooth Spring Mull and the delicate shades.of Swiss Muslin,
French Org.v ndies, Dainty Foulards and Pretty Ginghams all of which make at
tiactive costumes at popular prices.
Just a word about the
NEW SPRING STOCKINGS They are artistic as can be.
We have them in Black, White and ?the dainty colors Nile, Lavender, Cham
pagne, Pink and Blue.
We feel that stocking buying at the Corner Store will be a real pleasure to the
Woman who likes variety coupled with true values.
We solicit your inspection.
FI. Tumier, SJix>prietor\
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For us to buy for you if you only command us
W. W. ADAMS & CO.!