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J. L. oems . ... EDITOR
SIX MONTHS - - - - .75
WEDNESDAY, JUNE ?3, 1909.
?To endeavor to work upsn 1
the vulgar with fine sense is I
like attempting to hew blocks I
with a razor.-POPE.
There are women, as well ,as.
men, in Edgefield who are vagrants,
and the council is after them too.
This may be an off-year in poli
tice but it is not an off-year with
homicides and other . atrocious
crimes in South Carolina.
In spite of the excessive rain, the
outlook at present isthat veiy lit
tle corn will be bought in Edgefield
next year.; Corn has only been
> damaged on low lands.
While some of the other coun.
ties seem to be "raising Cain,""
Edgefield is raising corn. A drive
over the county will verify this
A sentence of "$25 or thirty days
-on the chaingang" does not sonnd
well to vagrants, consequently they
are going around hunting work
something hitherto unheard of in
If yon know . * a vagrant, white
or colored, anywhere within the
town limits, hand his or her name
to one of the marshals. There's too
much grass on the farms to allow
loafers and vagrants in town.
A thousand welcomes to tte
Methodist ladies who come among
us this week as delegates to the
raifsionary convention! The hearts
and homes of our town are open to
them. The- best that we have is
"placed at1 their disposal.
An Aiken .county farmer has
threshed 96 bushels of wheat from
three acres. If South Carolina soil
will produce such yields as that,
there is no good reason why sp.
much eight-dollars-per-barrel west
ern flour should be .purchased now.
^Edgefield soil will produce as large
,yields as that of Aiken.
.'? , Shocking reports are circulated
concerning the management of the
chaingang in Barnwell county. It
is alleged that some time ago the
convicts were sent out to rob chick
en roosts at night. If this be true
the guards, or whoeyer permitted
it, should be assigned to a place on
the gajig-a long tenn at that.
Edgefield's argns-eyed policemen
are rendering valuable service. The
loafers and vagrants, liquor sellers
, and liquor "toters," and lawbreak
ers by whatsoever name called,
realize that they must mend their
ways or don the stripes. The town
council has suddenly developed a
penchant for sending the offenders
to the ' county chaingang,? and it
works like magic. '
The outlook for the session of
1909-10 of the South' Carolina Co
E du cutio nal Institute is already ex
ceedingly bright. A large per cent
of its patronage is from the eastern
and southeastern part1 of the state,,
and the crops in that section are u ri
tually promising for the season.
Col. Bailey has recently made an
extended"trip through Aiken, Barn
well and Bamberg counties in his
automobile, and is greatly pleased
with what he saw.
The Citadel is again recognized
by the war department at Washing
ton as "one of the distinguished
military schools of the country,'*
consequently one of this year's
graduates will receive a commission
in the United States army. The
Citadel,, often spoken of as "the
West Point of the --South," is-a
splendid institution and should be
the pride of the people of every
section of the state.
It is anything but edifying to read
the proceedings of the Gould divorce
trial now going on in New York.
Mrs. Gould's valet testified that on
one occasion she asked him to tie
her slippers and when he started to
do HO she "kicked them off in the '
air.-' Were Mre.'.Gou?d a typical
northern woman, we . would say, by
paraphrasing the immortal words of
Patrick Henry, "Give mea Southern
woman fora wife or give rae death."
Fortunately; the cocktail-drinking
Mrs. Gould is not a typical northern
woman. v . MM
Stripes on The ^Grafters.
As we have said before, we have
absolutely' no. feeling of spite or
malice toward the alleged dispen
gary grafters; but we-sincerely hope
that they will ^?e punished.
We consider the punishment of
the dispensary grafters as being of
far more importance than getting
back from the whiskey houses the
money that has been stolen from
Although 'we felt sorely disap
pointed when the whiskey people
succeeded in convincing Judge
Pritchard that he had jurisdiction,
principally because we feared that
the delay would inure to the benefit
of the grafters, and for that reason
were hopeful that the state would
accept the situation and go in for
punishment and redress in the
United States court, it how gives us
much pleasure to commend the wis
dom and determination of the at
torney general, and to say that
events have vindicated his course.
The understanding is that Mr.
Felder and the attorney general
?have lots of evidence--positive
[ proof sufficient to convict the graft
ers even of more than the public
i has any suspicion that they are
The only contingency to fear now
it seems, is as to whether juries
will convict on positive and indis
putable evidence, and we are not
ready to think that South' Carolina
has yet sunk so low that her juries
will perjure ^themselves to protect
It has been observed all over
South Carolina, and it has not tak
en very dose observation to see it,
that the unrebuked shamelessness
of the dispensary grafters has
tempted and encouraged hundreds
of others to follow their example
on every opportunity, and the ten
dency was to make official honor a
by-word and a sneer.
There have been cases of embez
zlement and thievery that have
been allowed to go almost unnoticed,
simply because of the much larger
precedent that had been furnished
in the dispensary stealing.
Of course, we would not be un
suggesting that any
body should be punished merely
for example. We do not want any
guilty man punished, until after
his guilt has been established by
perfectly regular and-lawful evi
dence beyond a reasonable doubt.
But if these grafters go 1 without
stripes, the result will be infinite
harm to South Carolina, while if
Mr. Lyon succeeds in putting stripes
on them, then the state will bc bene
fitted immediately-Yorkville En
quirer. - \
Very .Deserving Youog Man:
The following item is copied from
Mr. W. ?\ Calhoun's Sunday letter
to the "Augusta Chronicle:
"Mr." William A. Woodson, who
was, recently promoted to be second
lieutenant of the Clinch Rifles of
Augusta, iii a native of this " place
and he lias many relatives here who
are pleased at his proinotion, and in
the general good standing that he
has. taken in his adopted home. He
is a grandson of Joseph R. Abney,
who in years past was a leading at
torney nt this bar. Mr. Joseph R.
Abney served in the war with Mexi
co as second lieutenant in one of the
companies of the Palmetto regiment.
He was presented with a gold med
al and a gold mounted sword for
bravery in that war by the Saluda
regiment He served in the civil
war, 1861/1865, and was a major
commanding the second battalion
of South Carolina sharp shooters,
and was attached to the 27th in
fantry. Young Woodson conies of
good fighting and patriotic stock;
and he will no doubt make a first
class soldier and continue to ring."
Do You Get Up
With a Lame Back?
Kidney Trouble Hakes Yoi, Miserable.
AIr?ost everyone knows of Dr. Kilmer ' s
S* amp-Root, the great kidney, liver and I
bladder remedy, be-1
cause of its remark
able health restoring
[L properties. Swamp
Root fulfills almost
every wish in over
pain in the back, kid
neys, liver, bladder
and every part of the
urinary passage. It
corrects inability to
hold water and scalding pain in passing it,
or bad effects following use of liquor, wine
or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
through the day, and to get up many
times during the night.
Swamp- Root is not recommended for
everything but if you have kidney, liver
or bladder trouble, it will be found just
the remedy you need. It has been thor
oughly tested in private practice, and has
prover1 so successful that a special ar
rangement has been made by which all
readers of this paper, who have not al
ready tried it, may have a sample bottle
sent free by mail, also a book telling
more, about Swamp-Root, and how to
. find out if you have kid?
ney or bladder trouble.
When writing mention
reading this generous
offer in thin paper and !
send your address toi
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Hame ol&wimp.Boot.
Binghamton, N. Y. The regular fifty-cent
and one-dollar size bottles are sold by
all druggists. Don't make any mistake
but remember the name, Swamp-Root,
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the ad
dress, Binghamton, N. Y., on every bottle.
I desiro to notify the people of |
Edgefield* and vicinity that if they
would like to haye a well drilled
they can n otify Mr. Lem Corley who
has charge of my drilling machine.
He will be in and around Edgefield
.for a few days.
W. A. Strom.
Death of Mrs. Miller.
Our town was deeply saddened
m Thursday morning1 last by the
lews of the death of Mrs. Mamie
Hart Miller, the wife of Mr. James
L. Miller, who passed away at her
borne near Colliers. The interment
was held at Republican church
Friday morning. Revs. J. P. Meal
ing and J. T. Littlejohn officiated
at the funeral.
For nearly a year Mrs. Miller had
been in declining health and for
several weeks she had been des
perately ill. She received the best
medical attention and was constant
ly and very tenderly ministered to
by friend? and loved ones, but no
human agency could stay the dis
Being a deeply pious and con
secrated Christian woman, as well
as possessing firm and very decided
convictions, her life was an active,
positive force for good in the com- j
munity. The neighbors of Mrs.
Miller who knew her best and who j
appreciated her worth say with one j
accord that the loss to the commu
nity lc very great and can not be I
easily filled, if at all. . She was-j
identified with every good work.
Through a strange dispensation
of Providence-one that the finite
mind can not understand-the
mother of six little ones, with ages
ranging from one to twelve years,
was taken., yet God spared her long
snough tic? impress her life upon
them, especially the older ones, so
that when they grow up they will
emulate her example, following the
way of truth and right. To these
motherless, little ones and to the I
*rief stricken husband, we beg to
)ffer our deepest sympathy.
Commander of Atlantic Fleet I
Opposes Cigarette Smok
Washington June 17.-Cigarette
jmoking by the enlisted men of the
CTnited States navy should be dis
couraged as much as possible, in the
>pinion of Rear Admiral Seaton
Schroeder, commander in chief of
ii ? AO-ntie battleship fleet.
Admiral Schroeder desires to see
i ban on the habit, and has recom-1
nended to the Secretary of the
tfayy that no cigarettes be sold at |
;he ship'B store on any of the ves
lels under his command. It is proba
te that Secretary Myer will take
i?tion in accordance with Admiral
Admiral Schroeder began his ob-1
lervations as to the effects of cigar
;tte smoking by the jackies at differ
;nt times, while he was executive |
)flicer on several of the ships of the
lavy. He believes that cigarettes
mpair the health of men and do not
n any way tend, to: increase their
?fficiency for duty.
If Women Only Knew.
What a Heap of Happiness it j
Would Bring to Edgefield
Hard to do bousework with an
tching back. \
Brings you hours of misery at |
eisure or at work.
If women only knew the cause-J
Backache pains come from sick |
'Twould save much needless woe.
Doan'8 kidney pills cure sick kid
Many residents of this vicinity |
Mrs. J. E. Stallings, Aiken, S.
3., says: "For several years I
'ufiered from backache and rheu
matism and although I tried reme-1
lies and took treatments I did not
mcceed in obtaining satisfactory
renef. About two months ago I
heard of- Doan's kidney pills and
procuring a. box, I began using
them according to directions. I can [
say that nothing ever proved of as
great benefit to me as they. The!
pain in my back was greatly di-1
minished, my kidneys were stre?gth
sned and the dull, tired feeling dis
appeared. I have rio hesitation in
giving Doan'n kidney pills my en
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
Foster-Milbum Co.', Buffalo, N. Y.
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's and
take no other.
There is no better buggy on the
market for the money than the
Hackney buggy. A car of 40 bug
gies j ust received.
Rams ev & Jones.
Fresh oat meal and shreded
Could Not be Better.
No one has ever made a salve,
ointment, lotion or balm to compare
with Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Its the
one perfect healer of cuts, corns,
burns, bruises, sores, scalds, boils,
ulcers, eczema, salt rheum. For sore
eyes, cold sores, chapped hands its
supreme. Infallible for piles. Only
25c at W E Lynch & Co., Penn &
Holstein, successors to G L Penn &
Son drug stores.
For Sale: 77 acres of good land lo
cated just below Ropers on public
road leading from Edgefield to Au
gusta; fine bottom land; good build
ing site on public.road. Apply to
E. J. NORRIS.
BK H? ?<:?..
Card Concerning the Election
To the Cotton Growers of Edgefield
If it is contemplated by the cotton
growers^of this county to have
public weigher, at Edgefield Court
House or at any other point in the
county where cotton is marketed,
is necessary under the law that fifty
or more qualified electors who are
growers of cotton and who reside
within five miles of any place
which there may'be a cotton market
tc petition the County Commission
ers to elect sai? cotton weigher.
'? The former act under which^the
petition was filed for the election
a cotton weigher, at Edgefield
Court House having been repealed
but reinstated by the last legislature
it now becomes necessary to file
new petitition for the election of
cotton weigher ,?t Edgefield Cour
House, as well as at any other point
in the county.
We have deemed it our duty
give this public notice.
|T. H. Rainsford,
M. P. Wells,
1 S. McG., Simkins,
Members of the House.
Notice to Creditors.
Ip The District Court Of The Uni
ted States, For The District Of
South Carolina. "
In the matter of
H. M. SELF and W. T. SELF,
individually andi as co-partners trad
ing as Self Brothers,
To the creditors of H. M. Self
and W. T. Self, individually and as
co-partners trading as Self Brothers
of Plum Branch, in the County of
Edgefield, and district aforesaid
Notice is hereby given that on
the 19th day of June, 1909, the said
H. M. Self and W. T. Self, individ
ually and as co-partners trading as
Self Brothers, were, duly adjudicat
ed bankrupt, and that the first meet
ing of creditors will be held in the
office of J. Wm. Thurmond, Attor
ney at Law, at Edgefield. S. C., on
the 5th day of July, 1909, at eleven
o'clock in the forenoon, at which
lime and/ place the said creditors
may attend, prove their claims, ap
point a trustee, examine the bank
rupt, consider a proposed sale of the
assets of said bankrupt and transact
such other business as may:properly
come before said meeting.
, Referee in Bankruptcy.
Cotton Seed Meal and
I take this -means of notifying
myfriends '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 old1 depot. Your, patronage
A. M. Timmerman.
No. 101. One of the Best Hotels
in any country Town in the South,
14 Rooms and all appurtenances,
already furnished, well established,
well equipped, well patronized.
Situated near the business part of
the Town of Edgefield, S. C. This
Hotel is known and patronized by
the T. P. A.8 from all over the
No. 102. A comfortable Cottage)
on Buncombev Street, in Edgefield,
No. 103. A Cozy. Cottage near the |
business part of the Town in Edge
field, S. C.
No. 104. Residence on Jeter Stree?
in Edgefield, S. C.
No. 105. 00-acre Farm between
Edgefield and Trenton S. C.
No. 106. 200-acre Farm about 10
railes^outh of Edgefield, S. C.
No. 107. The Capt. Lewis Jones
place-70 acres' beautifully located
in town of "Edgefield. Purchaser
could sell almost enough town lots
to pay for the place. 2 4-room
No. 108. Good Farm, 205 acres
on road between Edgefield and
Parksville, 4 miles from latter place
100 acres of timbered lar?d, well
watered, two good tenant houses.
No. 108, Good farm on Parksville
road six miles west of Edgefield con
taining 77 aores. Good three room
house, good water and good pasture,
very desirable place.
Two Cottages in Edgefield. .
If you have any Real Estate,
Houses, Lands for Sale ot to Buy,
or any business in Real Estate I beg
to offer my services in giving same
Let me know of your Wants and
E. J. Norris,
Insurance and Real Estate Agent
Splendid Showing Made by
Local Building and Loan
That Edgefield's growth during
the past decade is largely due to
the Edgefield Building and Loan
Association, is shown by the fol
lowing report made by the treas
urer at the recent annual meeting:
To the share-holders of the-Edge
field Building and Loan Associa
This being the tenth anniversary
of the organization of your associa
tion I deemed it an opportune time
to review briefly some of the things
the association has done during
these years. I trust some of the facts
thus set forth will prove interesting
The association has loaned to its
share-holders during this time the
sum of $54,547.00; of this sum.
?49,350.00 went into the erection of
forty-seven new dwellings and busi
ness houses; the balance, of course,
was loaned to the share-holders or?
the security of their stock.
During this period we have paid
back to our share-holders in ma
tured stock $19,900.00-we have
earned in net protfits after paying
taxes, expenses and interest on bor
rowed money, the sum of $7,849.68,
?4,143.35 having been paid out to
3'our share-holders and ?3,706.43
being still held to their credit.
While your association is small,
and the field of its activity is limit
ed, still, I think the fact that you
have built homes for almost half a
hundred families, and added at
least ?50,009.00 to the taxable val
ues of the to'wn is cause for con
Any review of the work of this
association for the past ten years
would be incomplete without men
tion of the fact that your president,
vice-president, secretary and board
of directors have each served you
faithfully and zealously during the
whole of that time without any re
muneration whatever, (your treas
urer being the only salaried officer)
and to their wise and prudent man
agement and direction is due what
ever success your association has
J. H. ALLEN.
Let us supply you with garden
seed. We sell both Buist's and Fer
ry's seed. Either will give perfect
^ B. Timonm8.
"Lightning" ice cream freezers at
May & Prescott.
Women Who Are Envied.
Those attractive women who are
lovely in face, form and temper are
the envy of many, who might be like
them. A weak, sickly woman will
be nervous and irritable. Constipa
tion or kidney poisons show in pim
ples, blotches, skin eruptions and a
wretched complexion. For all such,
Electric Bitters work wonders
They regulate stomach, liver and
kidneys, purify the blood; give
strong nerves, bright eyes, pure
breath, smooth, velvety skin, lovely
complexion. Many charming women
owe their health and beauty to
them. 50c at W E Lynch & Co.,
Penn & Holstein, successors to G
L Penn <fc Son drug stores.
Have yoii ever tried our "Blue
Ribbon" bedsprings? A trial will,
satisfy you that there is nothing
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 us show you
our beautiful assortment.
Ramsey & Jones.
Having sold The Edgefield News,
I will resume the active practice of
law. I will, also, loan money on im
proved farm and town property.
Wm. P. Calhoun,
Edgefield, S. C.
Trouble Makers Ousted.
When a sufferer from stomach
trouble takes Dr. King's New Life
pills he's mighty glad to see his
dyspepsia and indigestion fly, but
more he's tickled over his new, fine
appetite, strong nerves healthy
.vigor, all because stomach, liver and
kidneys now work right 25c at W
E Lynch & Co., Penn & Holstein,
successors to G L Penn & Son.
A Thrilling Rescue.
How Bert R Lean, of Cheny,
Wash., was saved from a frightful
death is a story to thrill the world.
,'A hard cold," he writes, "brought
on . a desperate lung trouble that
baffled an expert doctor here. Then
I paid ?10 to ?15 a visit to a lung
specialist in Spokane, who did not
help me. Then I went to California,
but without benefit. At last I used
Dr. King's New Discovery, which
completely cured me and now I ara
as well as ever. For lung trouble,
bronchitis, coughs and colds, asth
ma, croup and whooping cough its
supreme. 50c and ?1.00. Trial bottle
free. Guaranteed by W E Lynch &
Co., Penn and Holstein, successor
t J G L Penn & Son drug stores.
Our Chocolate Soda is made with
Huyler's Chocolate, the same as is
used at the fountains of their fifty
retail stores and known' the world
over for its dc liciousness of flavor.
Wi E. Lvnch & Co.
Quality counts in coffee as in
everything else. Try our Golden
Rio coffee, and be convinced.
W. E. Lvnch & Co.
Easter millinery. Better choose
your hat early. A beautiful display
of the very newest New York and
Paris styles are now ready at
Rubinstein's Millinery Department
Fof Sale: I will sell cheap a
Washington pr?ss in good condi
tion, roller stand and rollers.
Wm. P. Calhoun.
This is the season to give your
chickens a tonic. We can supply
you with Pratt's Poultry Food and
Stock Powders. Nothing better.
Cheaper Mineral Water.
We have a large supply of Glenn
Springs, and Harris lethia water.
We sell the Glenn Springs water at
61.75 for five gallons and the Har
ris Lithia water at $1.50.
Penn & Holstein.
Our stock of undertaker's supplies
is always complete. Can supply
cheap and medium price coffins or
metalic cases. Our hearse responds
promptly to all calls, night or day.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
When in need of a buggy try a
Chase or Moyer buggy. As tp the
lasting and easy riding qualities of
the Moyer buggies ask T. G. Talbert
B L. JoneSjA. A. Edmunds,Dr. J. N.
Crafton, W. H. Powell, W. R.
Swearengen, M. C. Parker or J. M.
Edgfield Mercantile Company.
300 pairs Child's, Misses', Boys
low shoes at cost. CASH ONLY.
Jas. J?. Ha
You cannot be too careful about
the quality of canned goods you
buy. Try our Nabob brand of corn
and peas, and be convinced of their
superior quality and excellence.
W. E. Lynch .& Co. ?
Carriage paints, harness oil and
Ramsey & Jones.
FARMS FOR SALE OR RENT
TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIV
ted, 3 frame Dwellings, good water on j
stations. Fine neighborhood.
SIX HUNDRED (600) ACRES 4 horse
on public road, good neighbors, 9 miles j
Both places offered on five years/ ti;
JAMES FRANK & SON,
$100,000.00 to lend on Improved :
Interest payable annually." We. an
lay. "When writing give number ol
tea-Kind of buildings and amount
JAMES FRANK & SON,
Owing to the fact thai
a little broken we have
up sales in some depart
is too late.
All Misses Tan 0
Ladies Tan and
Pumps at cost.
Men and Boys $U
One lot to close ont
One big lot of good
slippers and oxford
Save money and 1m
and Rugs at cost_
Ladies colored tail*
Mendal Bros. Linen Tailored
Boys 50c Stra
Big assortment Envelo
Ladies Pure Linen Hemst
Men's Pure Linen Hemsti
In our milUnery depi
the novelties of the sei
fering special values t
..Full supply of mineral' water
always on hand. Glenn Springs
water 81.75 for 5 gallons and Har
ris Lithia water 81.50 for 5 gallons.
Pern is Holstein.
Large assortment of window
Ramsey & Jones.
The newest and best thing on the
market in the form of a shaving
brush is the Rubberset brush. Try
one. Bristles cannot be pulled out.
Penn <fe Holstein.
Do you ??have yourself? Then,
you can't afford to be without one of
those Rubberset brushes that Messrs
Penn and Holstein sell. They are
the newest and best brushes on the
Williams celebrated shaving soap
in sticks' for only 10 cents at
Penn & Holstin's.
For Sale: One 12-horse power
engine and a 15-horse power boiler
for 8150. *
E. J. Norris.
100 sets of buggy harness soon
to arrive. Full assortment of car
riage and wagon harness. We buy
in large quantities ?hd our patrons
get the benefit of the advantages
thus gained. ' -
Ramsey & Jones, t
Large stock of handsome iron
and enameled beds to select from,
with springs to fit.
Edsrefield Mercantile CJ
New arrivals twice each week in
millinery and all the late . novelties
of th*e season can be found incur
We Have on Hand 75 or ?00
thousand feet of 1st class heart lum
ber to sell in bulk. 1 in Boarsd,
Weather Boarding, Flooring, and
Ceiling-Lumbar nicely stacked and
covered. Parties desiring can write
W. A. STROM,
. Pleasant Lane, S. C.
Watch and Jewelry Repairing
AH Work Guaranteed
GEO. F. MI MS, /
Edgefield, S. C.
IN EDGEFIELD COUNTS.
E (245) Acres, 4 horse farm cultiva
?ublic road, 2J miles from two railroad
farm cleared, 3 dwellings, good water
me with reasonable cash payment
farms-Terms of Loans 5 years
; Headquarters-therefore, no de
E acres-number of acres cultiva
, Augusta, Ga.
es Prevail At
t some of the stocks are
started some cleaning
ments before the season
xf ords at 25 per
?Oai?d $1.75 Shoes
styles in children's
s at 1-2 price.
y your Art Squares
Dred wash suits cost.
Shirt-waists at 25 per cent off.
w Hats for 25c.
pes at closing out prices,
itched Handkerchiefs at 5c.
tched Handkerchiefs at 10c.
irtment you will find al 1
ison. In this we are of
hat will interest you.