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j.h. mms - - - - EDITOR
SIX MONTHS - - - .75
WEDNESDA2, MAY 12, 1909.
Make yourself an ( . honest
?an, and then yon may be sure
that there is one rascal less
in the world. - CAltI/XXE.
FlorkUwill pass a law1 probibi
ting gambling at horse races. The j
laws thronghout the southern states j
prohibiting gambling in cotton fu
tures have proved to be a great
blessing to the. people^of the south.
Edgefield will be swept and white
washed from centre to circumfer
ence on or by Saturday next. The
board of health will 'then make a
tour of inspection of the premises
in town. The ladies of the Civic
Club have again offered two prizes
to those having the cleanest^ yards.
Five dollars will be given as first
prize and two-and-a-half dollars as
a second prize. Better get busy at
Mr? Calhoun Retires.
Mr. Wm. P. Calhoun's failing,
health has caused him to sell the
Edgefield News and withdraw from
the ceaseless grind of publishing a
weekly newspaper. The News was
founded a little more"than two years
ngo and during that ??time has gath
ered about it friends who will re-j
gret to learn of its discontinuance.
Mr. Calhoun will now resume,- the j
. active practice of law.
The editor of The Advertiser has
purchased the plant of the News and
the suhsciptibn list will be merged
into that of this- newspaper. An ar
rangement has been made whereby j
The Chronicle will improve its
\ plant by,adding much of the material
used by The News to its equipment.
The following is the announce
ment published this week by Mr.
. Calhoun in the last issue of his pa
This is the last issue of the News.
It is with regret that we make the
announcement.. -The. condition of
my-health is such that I cannot con
tinue the publication without doing
injury to my already weakened con
stitution. The work on a weekly
paper is more laborious and worry
ing than is supposed. Where there
is biit one man on a paper he has to
act the editor arid play the devil,
besides looking after every detail of
The patronage of the paper has
been good. For its reputation, it
.; must stand on its record. It has
stood for the betterment of the
town and county of Edgefield,
Except that I will continue my j
law practice, I have no ^further an
nouncement to make.
The paper has not failed, but has
ceased publication for the cause
given. The plant, not the paper, has
' been sold with a few exceptions.
The plant and good will has been
sold to Mr J. L. Mims of The Ad
vertiser. Those subscribers who have
' paid in advance will be turned over
to him to carry for the unexpired
term except- such as would be dupli
cates on his book. Those will
have their money refunded as soon as
I can arrange. Those who have not
paid in advance have been absorbed
by The Advertiser and Mr. Mims
will communicate with them*.
I-mest cordially thank all who I
* have patronized the paper. The
public has been liberal to me and 11
appreciate it very much. I desire to
say before closing that I will now
have time to act with our committee
in connection with Augusta-Ed ge
field railway. That enterprise, I
hope will take on new life- '
Wm. P. Calhoun.
Graded School Exercises.
. The annual closing exercises of
the Graded School will be held in
the college auditorium Thursday
evening? beginning at 8:30 sharp.
A miscellaneous program has been
arranged that will prove to be very
entertaining to all .who attend. The
S.'.C. O'. I. "band will also play sev
eral selections. Everybody in Edge
field remembers how delightful
these entertainments by the. chil
dren hare been in years past and
shoald not have tobe urged to at
tend. The admission fee will be 85
'cents for reserved seats, 25 cents
vfor general admission and 15 cents
for children. As the salaries of the
teachers were reduced when the pay
term began, aa well as oh account'
of sickness of many pupils, the
money realized Thursday evening
will be divided equally between the
ladies who have taught 'so faithful
ly in the graded school.
. 100 sets of buggy harness soon
to arm*- Full assortment 'f car-"
riage and wagon harness. We buy
in large quantities and our patrons
get the benefit of the advantages
Ramsey & Jones.
HART STORE FIXTURE.
Cabinet Patented, by Mr. J. E.
Hart Being Manufactured
in Sumter, S. C., De
Notwithstanding: she fact that
with n the past seventy-one years
the Patent Office at Washington has
granted 1,524,748 patents, the fer
tile inventive geniuses of the coun
try are yet finding something "new
Under the suni" Of the 57,679 pat
ents granted in 1907,. -the state of
Illinois was va ithe lead with. 3,470,
\vhile South Carolina filed only 72
applications. One of the few inven
tors of this state is a resident of
During his long experience ?8 a
dry goods merchant Mr. J. E. Hart
has seen the great need for a store
fixture that would not only display
table oil cloth but protect it from
damage at the same time. When
heavy rolls of oil cloth are placed
one upon the -ether in a horizontal
position, particularly in hot weather,
the gum or rubber on the cloth
softens and adheres, one_ layer to
another. There have been crude de
vices used from time to time to dis
play and protect oil cloth but noth
ing has fully, met the need. Mr.
Hart conceived the idea of con
structing a cabinet that would hold
the rolls in a vertical position, and
after being fully satisfied that such
a store fixture would meet the need
of long standing he applied for a
patent from the national govern
ment, which was readily granted.
Prior to six months ago Mr. Hart
had'put very few cabinets on the i
market, owing to the' difficulty ex
perienced in having them properly
manufactured. At one time he
thqught of organizing a stock com
pany for making the cabinets here
in Edgefield bat after some cor
respondence with the Sumter Tele
phone vManafacturing Company, de-^
cided to. lease the. patent to the lat
The progressive Sumter company,
which is one of the foremost enter
prises of the kind in the country, be
gan last October, after secur
ten-year lease, to develop an
vertise the Hart fixture. In
of the depression and stagr
caused by the panic, they hav
with very encouraging results.
The fixtures are being ma
tured in nine sizes, so as t
every demand, whether from :
dealer Qr large departinen
Four of the largest whole?
goods houses in New York i
bing the Hart cabinets, ha1
shipments made from Sumte
company also has other rep;
tives in other northern and
cities, also in Cuba. Shipmei
been made to California a
nearly all of the southern st:
There are two things stn
favor of the Hart oil cloth (
making it a' valuable posse
Mr. Hart after being tho
introduced: First, it is a sile
man as well as p reserve r
cloth, and second it is the
ture of the "kind on the
other attempts at oil cloth
cabinets being total failure
The two views that are ;
herewith give a oorreet ide
cabinets td those who h
seen them, making a det
cription unnecessary. Th
tia J aie now being mad?
ter give entire satisfacti
part being nicely adjusted, and the
finish being equal to thi.t of the
furniture in any library or drawing
Mr. Hart made no mista' e in
placing the patent with the Sumter
concern, for they are alr?ady es
tablished as leaders in manufactur
ing high grade telephones, anc
their well equipped plant makes ii
easy for them to turn out the fix
tures in the most approved styl
A .correspondent of the News ?
Courier recently had the following
to say of the Sumter enterprise:
"On account of their unexcelled
equipment for doing all kinds of
woodland metal work, they were
especially well, equipped for making
this. cabinet ' W?ich has proven so
mueh of ? Success that they are now
taxed tc> meet th? demand. But they
are progressive enough for the oc
casion and have now begun work
upon a large addition to their al
ready large factory."
After the fixtures are thoroughly
introduced, a steady, and let us hope
very handsome income, will be
realised by Edgefield's inventor.
We have one odd lot of Regal
and R. & G. corsets that weare
closing out at 50c each.
( Rives Bros.
The Farmers Union No. 222 will
not hold its Tegular meeting at Har
mony Friday 7th, on account of
district conference at Johnston, brit
will meet Friday May 14th. Let
all members be on hand at 3 o'clock.
H. W. Dobey, Pres't.
Freshen and beautify the interi
or of your home by using our cal
cino and alabastine.
Th? union meeting of the 2nd di
vision of the Edge-field association
will meet with Rehoboth ch trcli on
1st t^i3ry-%TVbuld it hot ba ad
visable for our churches to devise
and adopt some plan to equalize- and.
systematize our contribution.? for
the support and advancement of the
cause of christianity, Rev. P. B.
Lanham, lt. Al Cochran.
2nd Query-How can iva best
develop young Christians into active
church workers? J. I). Hughey, W-\
p. Holland. . .?'
3rd. Query-The great work of
the Sunday school/and who should
be in it. Geo. Wright, J. I). Tim
merman, C. E. Qnarles.
4th-Whi.t do we know about
onr mission fields? Rev. J. P. Meal
ing, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn.
Sunday morning 11:30-Mission
Tnaw are more McCall PatternBsold ferteUnked
State? than of >nr other make of pattern?. Talala on
account of their style, accuracy arid simplicity.
McCall's Mairaz!ne(Tbe Qoeenof Fashion)ha?
?soresub?criber? than any other Ladies'Mapatine. Ona
Ttar*T subscription (12 numbers) co.M 50 cen tn. Latest
number, 5 cont*. Every subscriber eels a McCall Pat
tern Free. Subscribe today.
Lady Acento Wanted. Handsomepremlomior
liberal cash commission. Pattern C?tulocue( ot 600 de
dtu) ?nd Premium Cata.'ocue (?howing 400 premiums)
.Sat fr**. Address THE McCALL CO, New York.
Enormous Amount Paid Out For
The-foliowing from the Colum
bia Record^shows that, an enormous
tmpunt^f money is sent out of the
state each year for insurance pre
"The premium paid on fire risks
written of 8173,032,282.60 amount
ed to . 82,2.92,518.65, while the fire
losses paid were only 81,205,195.15.
There were .78,216 lifo policies
written during: the year, amounting
to. $22,457,061.70, and the total
premiums paid on insurance in
force, amounting to some hundred
million dollars, were 83,053,053.05,
while the losses paid were only
* 1,442,601.00. ' The accident premi
ums amounted to ..863,230.00 and
.the losses ?28,277.G0.( Thc fidelity
and casualty premiums were ?213,
433.56 and losses paid on this busi
ness 8102,804.32. The fraternal or
ders collected ?469,024.46 in premi
ums and paid out in losses ?340,
'"For. the past nine years, inclu
sive of 1908, the fire companies
have collected premiums of 812,
441,667.08 and have paid losses of
only ?6,641,469.59. In that time the
life premiums amounted to ?23,090,
732.09 and the losses to only ?8,783,
350.79. So far as the life premiums
are concerned it is hardly just to
stats these comparisons without di
recting attention to the fact that the
large amount, of insurance in force
offsets some of the great difference
between" the yearly premiums and
the yearly losses. If-South Carolina
life-insurance.,, poli cy holders were
to caijh.Cin how and pay no more
they wotild have many millions' to
their in paid up insurance and cash
' The- shake-up in insurance cir
cles in N?w York a few years ago j
and tha'.pasfcage of the Armstrong |
la'w were reflectad here in a de
creased business, butthevear 1R0S
showed a decided gain over tho pre
vious year, in both tire and life
business. In i*.)07 ,the fire f-isks
writt?ri'amounted to ?145.006,526.
23, fire premiums ?1,030.00J. 14 and
tire losses paid to 1 ?894,700.'.>0. The
life business writ ten was ?22,089.
738,-showing a gain ol* slightly less
than half a million for 1908. The
premiums received on life policies
in 1907 were ?2,955,533.02 and the
losses paid 81,272,018.70." .
Often Tbs Kidneys Are
Weakened by Over-Work.
Unhealthy Kidneys "Slake Impure Blood,
Weak and unhealthy kidneys are re?
spon^ibleformuch sickness andsufferingj
therefore, if kidney
trouble is permitted to
continue, serious re
sults . are most likely
to follow. Your other
organs may need at
tention, but your kid
neys most, because
they do most and
should have attention
first. Therefore, when
your kidneys are weak or out of order,
you can understand how quickly your en
tire body is affected and how every organ
seems to fail to do its duty.
;[f yoj/are sick or "feel badly," begin
taking- the great kidney remedy, Dr.
? - "O oot. A 'trial will con
mmediate .effect of
great kidney and
soon realized. It
:ause its remarkable
Dperties have been
?i the most distress
d a medicine you
Homo o t MTAap-RooL
lave kidney or
on this paper
filmer & Co.,
make any mis
ier sell you
?, Me., for
> and Fer
.an in g and
of th hejipaM ,urning and re
spec.. .y solicit the patronage of
the ].. dev. I can clean and press
men's clothing so as to make them
appear brand new, and I also make
a specialty of pressing ladies' skirts.
My prices are reasonable, and I
guarantee satisfaction on every
job sent out. I also clean hats.
I respe.ctfuiiy ask fdr a share bf
TU 1,5 Ls L\\? <o? pon to give you
?liickens a tonio. We can*- supply
rou with Pratt's Poultry Food and
Stock Pnwd-rs. Nothing better.
MONEY TO LO?N
$100,000.00 to lend on Improved farms-Terms, of Loans 5 years
Interest payable annually. We are Headquarters-therefore, no de
lay. When writing give number of acres-number of acres cultiva
ted-Kind of buildings and amount wanted. ;
JAMES FRANK & SON,
Wishes to tender its sincere appreciation to a generous
public in helping to make the stork a satisfactory shopping
place. ,'? -
Spring business has been fully np to and beyond our ex
pectations. In fact we have had but few if any dull days.
A re there reasons for this Good Business? YES.
A complete stock of correct merchandise at correct prices
marked in plain figures. Served by a courteous salesforce.
This with our never varying motto to ?ain maintain and mer
it the confidence of mankind air add to the Corner Store's pop
ularity. 'Tis our purpose to continue the same high plane of
business methods and ?submit here a few things which if fol
lowed up will point the way to manyniceUhings in
36 inch Sheer Linen Lawn 35 cts. up. 40 inch Heavy Linen for Separate
Skirts and Suits. Embroidered Swisses 15c up. Pretty wash Organdies in
dainty colors, Pink, Blue, Lavender and Champagne at 10c yard and up.
New ideas in Dainty Laces, Pleasing styles of Round Thread Baby Irish
Maltese Vals, Filet and Butterfly Effects.
Stylish Millinery. New fea tuers Added Every now and then.
THE CORNER STORE,
W. H. T 1X3T11 er9 Proprietor.
The harvest we nope is assure
We offer Deering binders, mow
ers and binder twine.
Come early and avoid the rush.
s & CO
When in need of a buggy try a
Chase or Moyer buergy. As to the
lasting and easy riding qualities of
the Mover buggies ask T. G. Talbert
B L. Jo*nes,A. A. Edmunds,Dr. J. N.
Crafton, W. H. Powell, W. R.
I Swearengen, M. C. Parker or J. M.
Edgfield Mercantile Company.
Beautiful lot of suit cases, travel
ing bags and trunks.
Ramsey & Jones.
Cotton Seed Meal and
I take this means of notifying
my friends and the public that I
keep a large supply of fresh Cotton
ton Seed Meal and Hulls constantly
on hand and can fill their orders at
reasonable prices. Warehouse near
site of old depot. Your patronage
A. M. Timm er m ar.
Watch and Jewelry Repairing
All Work Guaranteed
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
FROST PROOF CABBAGE PLANTS
GUARANTEED TO SATISFY PURCHASERS
I to?BL? JEUSVY WAXETUXD C'UARLKfTOX LARGC '
ThfKiriimt TVPK W'AKKFIELD The Btrtlott g. AUttlsUUr > FLAT DUTCH
CabtacrGrovtk 2J liriiart. Q Ftot Had Variety. . thu SwoMtoa. .UiptaJ UmtOibb?t?] .
PEJCL In lok ol 1 to 4 m. at $1.50 per E., 5 to 8 m. si 51-25 per E. 10 m. snd over. ?1 $1.80 per m.
F. O. B. YOUNG'S ISLAND, S. C Our Special Express Rates on Plants ls Very Low.
. We grew the first Frcit Proof Plants in 1868. Now have over twenty thousand"
satisfied customers ; and we have grown and sold more cabbage plants man all other
persons in the Southern states combined. WHY? because our plants must please or
we send your money back. Order now; it is rime to set these plants in your sec
don to get extra early cabbage, and they are the ones that sell for th??host money.
?T?Z?? 17S Yoong'sbbwlS.Ct|
We are showing the latest weaves and
styles in men's and boys Clothing.
Come in and see what we are offering.
Large stock of Shoes, Easter Trousers.
Underwear, Hats both straw and felt,
Call Early and Get First Choice
of the New Arrivals.
Our styles are the latest; our quality
the best; our prices reasonable.
New CrossettShoes & Oxfords