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J. L. SUMS . - , - . EDITOR
SIX MONTHS - - - - .75
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1909.
!G rief knits two hearts in 1
closer bonds than happiness
r eve r can; common sufferings |
are for stronger links than .
common joys.-LAMARTINE. J
^wwui. ?f?iisipii? 11.? mi
The Georgia legislature has pass
ed a law prohibiting the use of
'trading stamps o?r other like de
* vices" in order to secure trade.
It takes something besides money
to make the County Fair a success.
Begin now to "talk it up" among
your-friends and neighbors.
. The cotton mill village, so longS
deserted, will ,soon be thoroughly
alive again. The re-opening of the
mill under entirely new ownership
and management will mean much
to our town. !
The; prospect of the immediate
disbursement of thousands, of dol
lars ir. repairs and improvements on
the mill property has already given
a brighter hue to the outlook for
A ecordiriir to the daily papers, a
South Carolina youth ran away
^from home last week to escape a
"switching." The rod of correction
has been withheld too long. That's
where th r trouble lies. Teach the
boy obedience before he is old
enough to rebel against parental
Other counties are clamoring for
experiment farms, why should not
Edgefield ask for one also? "We
can not conceive of anything that
wonld stimulate the farmers of"this
county more er cause them to adopt
new and improved methods faster
than to have a centrally located ex
Some sweeping changes have been
made in the faculty or official fami
ly of the Virginia Polytechnic In
stitute by the board of directors.
We t nink it is a good idea to have
an occasional pruning and re-organi
zation of the faculty of every in
stitution of learning, especially state
colleges. Sometimes officers and
instructors are kept so long that
they feel almost as if they had a
life tenure, forgetting that holding
their position depends upon the
character or quality of work (hey
Very Stinging Rebuke.
At a time when lawlessness of
almost every form seems to be ram
pant in South Carolina it is en
couraging to see that a circuit judge
had the courage to administer a
very stinging rebuke to twelve ju
rors for flagrantly violating their
oaths. As shown by the following
dispatch sent out a few days ago
from Yorkville, Judge Memminger
summarily discharged an entire
panel for ; failure to fend a verdict
in a case in which the guilt of the
party, as to some of the counts, was
"Judge Memminger this morning j
dumfounded a panel of petit jurors
by dismissing them on the ground
that they were unfit for service in
his court. The case was ' one in
which the usual count of carrying
concealed weapons was tacked on to
an indictment for assault and bat
tery with intent to kill. The testi
mony showed quite a serious fight
in which two Russells shot two
Robinsons, the bullets being fired
from the rear. There was a good
deal of conflict in the testimony as
to the merits of the fight, but no
dispute as to the fact that both of
*he Russells had pistols. The jury
icc|uitted the Russells on all counts.
' That was last night. When court
convened this morning Judge Mem
minger had the clerk to call the
panel and said to it in effect that if
a jury saw proper to accept a plea
of self-defence from a man who had
shot another in the back it was not
within his province to set the ver
dict aside, but where men were un
able or unwilling to be guided by
the plain law and evidence in a case
of carrying concealed weapons in
the face of the fact that there had
been no attempt to deny the charge
he was unwilling to go on trying
cases with such jurors. He there
fore instructed the members of the
panel to apply ^to the clerk for their
pay and consider themselves dis
charged from further attendance.
Then turning to the clerk his Honor
instructed the drawing of add itu nal
jurors to fill out the venire."
It will not be denied that the
people have not that respect for the
courts of the land that they should
have* or that they once had; but the
action of Judge Memminger in thus
dealing with the Yorkville jury
will have niuch. to do with restoring
the courts to . their pristine plane.
Wherever Judge Memminger pre
sides hereafter the people will have
greater respect for his court. Fur
thermore, the effect of this summa
ry judiciary action will be whole
some and result in lasting good to
Ranks Next to West Point
The Secretary of War has request
ed the Superintendent of the SoutL
Carolina Military Academy to name
a principal and alternate from the
graduates of thc highest standing
in this years classes for admission to
the United States Army, with the
rank of Second Lieutenant. The
graduates thus named will be re
quired to pass only physical exam
inations before the receiving com
mission. It is a great thing to
have in this State an institution of
the standing of the Citadel. It
ranks 3Xt to West Point in the
thoroughness of its training and in
the character of its men.-News knd
A scholarship of four years in
this splendid institution is soon to
be awarded absolutely free-the
equivalent of $1,000 in cash-to a
young man in Edgefield county.
The date for the examination will
be announced later. Not less than
a scoie of young men should appear1
before the examining board. Any
one contemplating standing this
competitive examination should
make application to the Superintend
dent of The Citadel at once.
Col. Talbert Gave Delightful
Barbecue, Hon. T. G. Tal
bert and Mrs- Blackwell
Last Thursday Col. W. Jasper
Talbert gave a nice little barbecue
to his friends, which was heartilv
enjoyed by all present, the meals
being prepared by Judge John
R. Blackwell, an expert in that
line. But for the accident, that be
fell his daughter, Mrs. Dr. W. 6.
Blackwell, the day would have been
a delightful one, which occurred as
Mrs. Blackwell was returning from
the cue in her buggy. When she got
nearly home, driving rapidly the
horse made a quick turn, throwing
her and her little boy out, dislocat
ing her knee, and otherwise severely
and painfully bruising her. I am
glad to say, however, that although
MTS. Blackwell has sufferd excru
ciating pains, she is doing nicely at
this writing:. ' <
A few days before, Hon. T. Gar
rett Talbert, drove a wire nail into
the knee joint, making a dangerous
wound, which is remarkable, that
the only remaining children of the
Colonel should be both so painfully
hurt so near together in the knee.
Mr. Garrett is also 'doing well. '
At this writing the little girl,
Cornelia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. N. Edmunds, wno has been sick
so long is thought to be dying. Our
prayere and sympathies go out to
our afflicted friends. Little Corne
lia will be better off, and will be
saved the many trials and tempta
tions, the common lot of all, who
reach maturity and will no doubt
from the portals of her heavenly
mansion beckon her loved ones to
follow her to the mansions where
there shall be no more crying, no
more tears pr son ow. God help
them to hear it.
We are told by a friend and
neighbor that Mr. Trav Dorn, of
Faifa, has some very remarkable
and peculiar corn. We don't know
whether Mr. Trav is trying the
Williamson plan or not, his neigh
bor didn't say, but said, that he
vplanted the 14th and 15th day cf
February. The corn is now about
knee high with a peculiar yellow
or golden color, which makes it
beautiful to behold. The friend said
he passed his farm a few days ago,
and Mr. Dorn was planting peas in
this corn, three in a hill, and when
ever Mr. Dorn by mistake dropped
tour, he stooped down and picked
up^J??e extra one, as.he only wanted
three in a hill. He said Mr. Dorn
had a bow-basket i on his arm; out
of which he had already dropped
15 acres, and had 25 more to plant.
We hope Mr. Dorn will report the
results of his experiments to the
Edgefield Fair Association.
Our annual series of meetings will
begin here in the Baptist church
the 1st Sunday in August. We have
not learned whom Mr. White has
secured to help him.
The delegates are all aglow in
contemplation of 'their visit to
Trenton this week to the Sunday
school convention. i!Miss Addie
Bell leaves Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Emily Beall leaves this p.
m. for a visit to Rehoboth relatives.
We trust she will find John Hugh
ey's broken rib better. Say, does a
broken rib stop a man - from writ
The picnic by Parksville's "four
hundred" last week at Parks' mill
was a decided success. Some fished,
some courted, and all had a fine
dinner and a good time. These out
ings are delightfnl to Parksville
Mr. W. W. Fowler made a pic
ture of the young peoplo which is
now on exhibition at the post ofiice
and -it would do you good to feast
RED HILL NEWS.
New Teachers Employed For
Red Hili and Prescott
Schools. W. O. W. \
(Written for last week.)
Oar B. Y. P. U. was excellent
and well attended on Sunday. Sub
ject "Believing and Doing;" a well
composed paper was road by Miss
Lula Quarles and short talks were
made hy Messrs. Charlie McDaniel,
John Quarles, P. H. Bussey and C.
M. Mellichamp. We were especial
ly pleased at having the two first
mentioned speakers as they ave be
ginners. Who knows but that our
union will be the means of starting
some young man into a broader
field of Christian influence.
The Children of our Sunbeam so
ciety are being trained for a special
meeting on the fourth Sunday after
noon. It is desired that every par
ent in the surrounding country be
present together with their children.
Songs and speeches of the little ones
are inspiring to ali ages. We also
expect to hear two or three "sermon
ettes" from some of the brethren.
Mrs. H. H. Smith is in the hospi
tal in Augusta (receiving special ;
treatment. We hope to see her ;
back among us soon and in good
We are glad to report that Mr.
R. M. Johnson, who has been sick ;
for some time,is able to be up again, i
We missed him at the B. Y. P. I'. ?
and Sunday School during his sick- i
Friends and relatives of Mr. Wal- ]
lace Burnett, who has been in the <
saw-mill business, are glad to have i
him back again. He will be valua
ble assistant to Dr. Prescott in get- ',
ting his machinery in readiness for ?
fall work. j
Prof. J. F. Entzminger and wife j
came through our town last- week <
canvassing for the S. C. C. I. Wc
hope that he was successful in get- i
ting some of our citizens interested ]
enough to decide to send there next ;
session, but when we get our High
School here there will bc nu need ul" 1
going off to school so soon. i
Mr. W. I). King, of Greenwood <
county, came down last week and <
took his wife back with him. Mrs. :
King had been staying with her ]
daughter. Mrs. W. E. Prescott, foi- '
Mr. E. J. Norris was here on bus- 1
iness Monday. c
The trustees, patrons and ?nipi ls i
of Red Hill school regret very
much to give up one of their teach- :
ers, Miss Weinona Strom, but are (
congratulating themselves upon ob- ;
taining Miss Mabel Strom of Reho- 1
both who has had considerable ex
perience in teaching, to fill her i
place next session. Likewise those
of Prescott school regret very much
to give up Miss Lila Lanham but
feel fortunate in securing Miss Rob
bie Jones, who is well known and
highly esteemed here, to fill the va- (
caney. Miss Robbie has success- j
fully taught her home school at An- ,
tioch for three or four years and j
they still want her there. What ]
better could be said?
There will be "something doing," j
in Red Hill next Saturday afternoon
the 17th unless it rains, and if it ,
rains there will be something doing :
anyway. At this time the W. O.
W.'s and the Woodman Circle will (
meet and both orders expect to have (
candidates to initiate. Among .
those expected to travel into the .
forests of woodcraft and ride the .
mysterious goat are Messrs. George ,
Quarles and Harry Culbrcath, >
enough said to draw a crowd.
In addition to all this thc ladies ?
of the Woman's Missionary Society
will serve ice cream at the school
house from three to five o'clock, the
proceeds of which will go for mis- 1
sionary work. After working hard
for a week until you feel like saying ?
"I scream" because I am so tired,
just "knock off" at twelve, put on
your Sunday-go-to-meeting duds" j
and come along and enjoy a pleas
ant social occasion. Everybody is
invited from farand near.
X. Y. Z.
Freshen and ^beautify the interj
or of your home by using our cal
There is no better buggy on thc
market for the money than the
Hackney buggy. A car ol' 4U bug
gies just received.
Ramsev <fc Jones.
Fruit Jar Rubbers-the kind that
preserve the fruit, .also full supply
of Parafine wax. I'se it once and
you will always use it.
Penn & Holstein.
Have you ever tried our "Blue
Ribbon" bedsprings? A trial will,
satisfy you that there is nothing
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
We are headquarters for pain is,
oil and varnish. See us before buy
your eyes upon it.
Mr. Claud Parks got the R. F.
D. appointment in the recent R. F.
CROPS LOOKING WELL.
W. O. W. Picnic at Liberty Hill
on My 29th? Rehoboth
Scribe Well Again.,
Dear Advertiser:-Your humble
correspondent has been hors de com
bat from a fractured rib for a fort
night, as was kindly mentioned, by
your estimable scribe at Parksvjlle
in your last week's issae and in
which you. Mr. Editor,1: expressed
your sympathy for your bachelor
friend, who is now 'fast improvin<
and hopes to be able to meet with
the great crowd that will gather
at Trenton Wednesday and Thurs
day of this week for the Sunday
School Convention. The Rehoboth
Sunday School appointed as dele
gates last Sunday to the convention
Mr. C. B. Strom, Miss. Weinona
Strom and Miss May Bell Strom.
The young people are to enjoy
a missionary party at home of Mr.
C. C. Burkhalter, Friday evening
the 30th inst, come one and all, and
stand your best, only five c'ents
foot. Refreshments will be served
free. The proceeds of this fcarty
will be used for religious purposes'.
The Ladies Missionary Society
will meet at Mr. C. Strom's next I
Saturday evening. Mrs. J. L. Mims
md Mrs. Wates are expected to be
present and a very pleasant and in
spiring meeting is anticipated.
A committee recently appointed
by the church has ordered a new
church organ which will be a great |
addition to the music. The Wood
men Picnic at Liberty NHill, which
mentioned sometime ago, ivill take
place on Thursday the 29th inst.;
linner free and everybody is invi
M. and Mrs. I). I. Morgan left
borne last Sunday morning to spend
i fortnight at Glenn Springs. Mr.
Morgan has been in declining health
for some time and we hope this
..bange will be beneficial to him.
Mrs. R. D. Seigler and Miss Ma
mie Seigler visited Mrs. J. W. Cheat
lam of your town last Saturday and
Miss Emily Heall, of Blythe, Ga.,
?eautiful and attractive, accompan
ied by Miss Addie Bell, one of Parks
?lle's most channing young ladies,
rreatly delighted our community by
i recent visit. Miss Emily is to be
Miss Julia Strom's guest again this
Miss Wi!moth Jackson, who has
jeen visiting friends in this and oth
.r com ni un i ties, is spending this
veek with AI iss Mary Winn.
Misses Jennie and Tillie Gilchrist
ire visiting their brother,1 Mr. J. L.
Gilchrist, near Augusta. They will
tlso visit their sister, Mrs.. Blake, of |
.Ninety Six, before returning home.
Crops are looking well and,are be-J
ng laid bv in good condition.
Life 100,000 Years Ago.
Scientists have found in a cave in
Switzerland bones of men, who
lived 100,000 years ago, when life
was iii constant danger from wild
beasts.' To-day the danger, as shown
by A W Brown, of Alexander, Me.,
is largely from deadly disease. If it
bad not been! for Dr. King's New
Discovery, wich cured rae, I could
not have lived, he writes, "suffer
ing as I did from a severe lung
trouble and stubborn cough." Xo
cure sore lungs, colds, obstinate
coughs and prevent pneumonia, its
the best medicine on earth. 50c and
?1.00. Guaranteed by W E Lynch
it Co., Penn & Holstein, successors
to G L Penn & Son, drug stores.
Trial bottle free.
For Sale: I will sell cheap a
Washington press in good condi
tion, roller stand and rollers.
Wm. P. Calhoun.
Fresh shipment of Nunnally's
candies and bon hons just received
Penn & Holstein.
Women as Well as Men m made Stable
by Kidney and Bladder Mle.
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind,
vigor and cheerful
ness soon disappear
?when the kidneys are
out of order or dis
Kidney trouble has
become so prevalent
that it is not uncom
mon for a child to be
born afflicted with
weak kidneys. If the
child urinates too often, if the urine scalds
the flesh, or if, wheu the child reaches an
age when it should be able to control the
passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wet
ting, depend upon it, the cause of the diffi
culty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This unpleasant
trouble is due to a'diseased condition of
the kidneys and bladder and not to a
habit as most people suppose.
Women as well as men a re made miser
able with kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the same great remedy.
The mild and the immediate effect of
5 wan ip- Root is soon realized. It is sold
by druggists, in fifty
cent and one-dollar
size bottles. You may
have a sample' bottle
by mail free, also a
pamphlet telling all
about Swamp-Root, II-,T ofSw^pjioot.
including mauy of the thousands of testi
monial letters received from sufferer.'
who found Swamp-Root to be just the
remedy needed. In wrii'.ng Dr. Kilniet
Si Co., Binghamton, N. Y., be sure and
mention this paper. Don't make any
mistake, but remember the name, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address.
Binghamton, N. Y., on every bottle.
Buildings to be Erected at Once.
The committee appointed by the
directors of the County Fair Asso
ciation, composed of Dr. J. G.
Tompkins and Mr. B. B. Jones, for
the purpose of visiting the fair
grounds at Batesburg in order to
see what buildings, etc., are needed
for the fair, made a very encour
aging report to a meeting of the
executive committee Monday. After
hearing this report the executive
committee decided to erect two
buildings. One is themain building,
forty by one hundred and twenty
feet, with broad piazzas; and the
other is the poultry building, twen
ty-five by forty feet. Besides these,
the necessary stalls for horses,
cattle, sheep and hogs will be pro
If any ha%e been skeptical as to
whether the County Fair would be
held, they should now lay aside all
doubts and put . their shoulders to
the wheel. The fair is certainly
going to be held at a suitable time
in the fall. The work of planning
and providing everything necessary
for a creditable fair will fall upon
the members of the executive com
mittee but they are all good busi
ness men and will fully measure
up to this responsibility. Those who
have subscribed for stock should
come forward and plank down the
cash.- And let every farmer and
stock raiser throughout the county
begin planning for their exhibits.
A Night Rider's Raid.
The worst night riders are calo
mel, croton oil or aloes pills. They
raid your bed to rob you . of rest.
Not so with Dr. King's New Life
Pills. They never distress or in
convenience, but always cleanse the
system, curing colds, headache, con
stipation, malaria, 25c. at W E
Lynch & Co., Penn <fc Holstein,
successors to G L Penn & Son,
Five-pound bucket of roasted
Mocha and Java coffee-flavor un
100 sets of buggy harness soon
to arrive. Full assortment of car
riage and Avagon harness. We buy
m large quantities and our patrons
?et the benefit of the advantages
Ramsey & Jones.
Our stock of undertaker's supplies
is always complete. Can supply
^heap and medium price coflins or
rnetalic cases. Our hearse responds
promptly to all calls, night or day.
Edgefield Mercantile Co.
Tortured on a Horse.
'For ten years I couldn't ride a
horse without being in torture from
piles," writes L S Napier, of Rug
less, . Ky., when all doctors and
other remedies failed, Buc'gien's Ar
nica Salve cured me. InfaM>lev for
piles, burns, scalds, cutts^" boils,
fever-sores, eczema, salt rheum,
corns. 25c. Guaranteed by W E
Lynch & Co., Penn & Holstein,
scccessors to G L Penn <fc Son,
Harris and Glenn Springs water
in 5-gallon demijohn at low prices.
Sees Mother Grow Young.
"lt would be hard to overstate
the wonderful change in my mother
since she began to use Electric Bit
ters," writes Mr?. W L Gilpatrick,
of Danforth, Me. Although past
70 she seems really to be growing
young again. She suffered untold
misery from dyspepsia for 20 years.
At last she could neither eat, drink
nor sleep. Doctors gave her up
and all remedies failed till Electric
Bitters worked such wonders for
her health. They invigorate all
vital organs, cure liver and kidney
troubles, induce sleep, impart
strength and appetite. Only 50c at
W E Lynch & Co., Penn & Hol
stein, successors to G L Penn &
Son, drug stores.
We can save you money on musi
cal instruments. Large stock of
stringed instruments to select from.
RAMSET <fc JONES.
Colgate's Violet and Cashmere
Bouquet, Talcum Powder, also full
line Colgate's soaps at
Penn & Holstein.
Large assortment of tablets
paper, pencils, examination pad?
and Behool supplies of all kinds.
B. Tim mons.
Large stock of handsome iron
mil enameled beds to select from,
with springs to fit.
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.
Quality (o.ints in coifee as in
everything else. Try our Golden
Rio coffee, and be convinced.
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Easter millinery. Better choose
your hat early. A beautiful display
of the very newest New York and
Paris styles are now ready at
Rubenstein's Millinery Department
Let us supply you with garden
seed. We sell both Buist's and Fer
ry's seed. Either will 'give perfect
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 Lithia water.
We sell the Glenn Springs water at
?1.75 for five gallons and the Har
ris Lithia water at $1.50.
Penn & Holstein.
Carriage paints, harness oil and
Ramsey ?fe .Tones.
Cleaning; and Pressing
I still have rny cleaning and
pressing room on the second floor.,
of tho Sheppard Building and re
spectfully solicit the patronage of
the people. I can clean and press
men's clothing so as to make them
appear brand new, and I also make
a specialty of pressing ladies1 skirts.
My prices are reasonable, and I
guarantee satisfaction on every
job sent out. I also clean hats.
I respectfully ask for a share of
Owing to the fact tha
a little broken we have
up sales in some deparl
is too late.
All Misses TanC
Ladies Tan and
Pumps at cost.
Men and Boys $1J
One lot to close out
One big lot of good
slippers and oxford
Save monev and bu
and Rugs at c?st.
Ladies colored tail?
Mendal Bros. Linen Tailored
Boys 50c Stra
Big assortment Envelo;
Ladies Pure Linen Herast
Men's Pure Linen Hemsti
In our millinery deps
the novelties of the sei
f?ring special values t
LL work guan
free of charge. La
ceivtd any day in t
received up to Tues
for delivery on the
afternoon unless de'
Send all package
Could Not be Better.
No one has eve-* made a.salve,
ointment, lotion or b ,1m to compare
with Bucklen's Arnie i Salve. Its the
one perfect he'aler of cuts, corns,
burns, bruises, sores, scalds, boils,
ulcers, eczema, salt rheum. For sore
nyes, cold sores, chapped hands its
supreme. Infallible for piles/ Only
25c at W ? Lynch & Co.fTenn cfc
Holstein, successors to G L Penn ct
Son drug stores.
For Sale: 7 7 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. A*pply to
E. J. NORRIS.
The new Talcum Powder, Gar
wood's pound package of Talcum
powder for only 25 cents. Nothing
better on the market.
Penn & Holstein.
For Sale: Nine-horse traction
engine, saw mill and yoke of oxen.
E. J. Norris.
Full supply of mineral water
always on hand. Glenn Springs
water $1.75 for 5 gallons and Har
ris Lithia water Si.50 for 5 gallons.
Penn & 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
?ne. Bristles cannot be pulled out.
Penn ct Holstein.
Do you tdiave yourself? Then,
you can't afford to be without one of
thos i Rubberset brushes that Messrs
Peni, and Holstein sell. They are
the newest and best brushes on the
Williams celebrated shaving soap
in sticks for only 10 cents at
> Penn ct Holstin's.
For Sale: One 12-horse power
engine and a 15-horse power boiler
E. J. Norris.
?es Prevail At
,t some of the stocks are
? started some cleaning
tments before the season
ixfordsat 25 per
50 and $1.75 Shoes
styles in children's
s at 1-2 price.
y yonr Art Squares
Dred wash suits cost.
Shirt-waists at 25 per cent off.
w Hats for 25 c
pes at closing out prices,
itched Handkerchiefs at 5c
tched Handkerchiefs at 10c
irtment you will find all
ison. In this we are of
hat will interest you.
mteed. Work not
may be don? over
Liindry packages re
he week. All work
jdays will be ready
layed by Express Co.
s to my store,
?. E. Hart