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ONE YEAR - - - -TIpfc
SIX MONTHS - - - - ' .75
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 190!?
? Nature knows no panse in Z
5 progress and development,and ?
?attaches her curse, on all in S
Shame on ?he white gamblers who
had to be driven from the negro
fair at Batesburg last week!
The man who has large hogs and
a small pile of corn is "bemoaning
the continued ?mild weather.
If cotton seed continu? to com
mand such fabulons prices, Bur
bank, "the plant wizzard," will de
velop a lintiess cotton, a variety
that will bo planted for .the seed
All of the dispensaries closed their
doors in South Carolina on Mon
day except those in the counties of
Aiken, Florence, Georgetown, Beau
fort, Charleston and Richland, and
it is only a matter of time before
these six counties will fall in line.
Many who visited the Georgia
Carolina fair pronounced it the best
agricultural fahvfhat they have ever
attended. Just -wait andEdgefield
will show you a better one in 1910.
The stock exhibits of our last one
are said to have equalled the Geor
Notwithstanding the short crop,
judging from the way bank depos
its bave increased over the state,
fourteen cents cotton has put sur
plus money in,somebody's pocket.
In some instances banks- have pub
lished comparative statem ents show
ing sn increase in deposits of- .100
per bent within the past twelve
months. ' ;
Who would have thought fifteen
or twenfr years ago that cotton
seed would ever command forty
eight, cents per bushel on the Edge
field market? To our forefathers
who dumped their cotton seed in
streams to be camed off by high
water, such a fabulous price seemed
as impossible as communicating
with a vessel in mid-ocean, or talk
- ing. over a wire a* distance pf 2,500
The Unwise Farmer.
Doubtless some farmers are se
cretly planning for a larger cotton
acreage next year, thinking only of
fourteen cents cotton. They 'lose
sight of the fact that meal is now
one dollar per bushel, flour seven
dollars per barrel, bacon and,lard
. fifteen and hams nineteen cents per
. pound with a- probability of still
further advance. Again, ye unwise
farmers, how do you ?now what tile
price of cotton will be next fall? It
may descend to eight cents, while
the above .mentioned. products of
\ the western farm may continue in
the ascending scale. Who knows
what a year will bring forth?
1 -7'/ \
Farmers have had an ideal fall
for gathering their crops and have
realized good prices for the products
of their labor. Especially has Ihe
cotton market been favorable to tho
far mers. Usually speculators, who
practically control the market,
force a decline in price about the
time obligations must be met at the
banks, but such, has not been the
case this year thc market opened
favorably and there has been al
most a steady advance since the
opening. The heavy receipts
and the curtailing by the spinners
had no appreciable effect up to the
North-Soutb-East and West Hart
Schaffner and Marx clothing are
the best. For sale bv
F. G. MERT IN
Should you need a shoe that will
wear well for the boy or girl come
The Corner Store.
We sell the interlined collar thlt
looks like linen and needs nowashr
ing. Price 15c. Try it.
F. G. MERTINS,
Shirts made to order by
F. G. MERTINS.
VT. D, A J. Pell Publishes
Card, Gives Evidence before
Coroner iii Bill Broad
Dear Advertiser: I want io place
the evidence of the coroner's jury
before the public, so that all may
judge as to my contention of a mis
carriage of justice in the Broad
water case. The jury was not al
lowed to have it, but I intend the
public shall, so hearken to the evi
dence, which is as follows:
Bob Broadwater being sworn
I live on this place. On the 26th
of April my wife George Ann.
Broadwater was shot, I reckon
my father shot her. The gun was
out of* doors and we were in the
house. My father lives abo >jt two
hundred yards off. My father had
been to Augusta that day and -came
back on the 5 o'clock train. When
I first saw him he was coming from
his house. He had his gun. I was
called to come to his house. I
stained and met my father. He
asked me if I come there to run
over him. He jumped on me and
hit me with his hand. I came back
home and went in and shut the door
I took the knife ?iway from him.
He came to the window and asked
me to hand him his knife. I hand
ed it to him. He poked the gun in
the window and shot. ,He shot
George Ann. She ran out upon the
hill. He said nothing and went off.
He tried to use his Knife and cut
me on the shoulder. He did not
have a gun when I met him coming
to my house. He went back then
and got his gun. "When- he put the
gun in the window I canght hold
of it. I had hold of it when he
fired. He did not tiy to shoot me
after he come out of doors,
(Signed) BOB'x BROADWATER
Ann Broadwater, Senior, being
I live on this place. I was at
borne. I was at home on the 26th
of April. Bill got to fighting me
ibout some liquor. He asked me
who drank the liquor out of the
bottle. I told him he done it.
Then he hit me with a chair. I ran
out of the house. I come to Bob's
aouse. I went in the bouse and
fastened the door. He followed me
iver here. He went to Josh's house
rle came back and , p alled the win
low open and poked his gun in the
svindow. George Ann was sitting
in the bed. I was hiding from
lim. Bob grabbed the gun. The
run went off in his hand and hit
jeorge Ann. Bill' then went off.
[Signed) ANN x'BROADWATER
Carrie Broadwater being sworn
I live at my father's, Bill Broad
water. I was at home on the 26th
)f April. My father there from
Augusta that evening. 'He cora
nenc?d quarreling with Ma about
lome liquor. He told me that if
ihe did not get out of there, he
vould kill her and throw her out of
;he window. He beat her with a
mair. He then come to Bob's
louse. I came before he came.
\fter he stopped fighting Ma, he
vent back to the house after the
run and followed us. He pulled
;he window open and put the gun
brough. Bob took hold of the gun
ind tried to take it away from him.
?e shot and hit George Ann. He
hen went away. George Ann ran
mt of the house up the road and
ell down. We brought her back
x> the house. We put her in the
jed and sent for the doctor. She
lied last night on May the 1st
Signed) CARRY x BRO DWATER
Josh Broadwater being sworn
I live on this place. Bill Broad
water is my father. I got here the
lame time he did before the shooi
ng. When I got here he was do
ing nothing 'but standing np. I
iskcd him what was the matter. I
[ carried him to my house. He
said he spoke to mother a.bout some
liquor he brought there. He went
ip the road and stayed 15 or 20
minutes. Then left and came back'
here. I was sitting at the corner
of my garden when I heard the gnn
shoot. My sister came after me.
She said her father had shot George
Ann. When I saw George Ann
she was lying down. Her arm was
shot nearly off. When I was here
with him he had his gun with him.
I do not remember what he said.
(Signed) JOSH BROADWATER.
P. C. Middleton being sworn
It was not more than ten minutes
after the shooting before he was at
my house. My son proposed to
him to let him examine the gun.
Both of them daid one shell was
empty. He said he had not shot
anybody. Then he acknowledged
shooting his gun. He then left and
said he intended to kill the last G
d- one of them the next morning.
I saw him was still cursing and
threatening. Had his gun with
him. I told him to get away. He
(Signed) P. C. MIDDLETON
Meriwether, S.C., Nov. 12, 1909.
-Certificate of Mrs\ Fannie L.
Middleton and children:
This certifies that Bill Broad
water lives on my place, that the
night of the killing of George Ann
Broadwater he came to our home
and after being advised to keep
quiet he swiore that he wa3 not
I afraid of the President of the- Unit
ed States and tint he intended, to
kill the whole damn business next
morning, referring to Bob and his
own family, (Copy)
MRS. F. L. MIDDLETON,
MISS MATTIE MIDDLETON,
MISS MARY MIDDLETON,
MR. FRANK MIDDLETON,
MISS MARGRET MIDDLETON,
MISS PATTIE MIDDLETON,
ROBERT MIDDLETON. I
(All are :;n w i except Robert, and
he is 13 years old.)
Modoc, S. C.. Nov. 12, 190.9 -
Certificate of Mi*. J. C. Harvley,
grand juror for Edge field county
This is'to certify that I remarked
tb Dr. D. A. J. Bell and others* that
if the evidence in the Broadwater
case that was brought before the
grand jury had been brought before
petit jury, in my opinion, they
could not have done otherwise than
to have found a verdict of murder
or manslaughter. I ara^ still of the
(Signed) J.. C. HARTLEY,
Grand juror for Edgefield
county for 1909.
Notice that B ob gets mixed in
his evidence. When he went to
stop old Bill from beating his moth
er was when his father stabbed him
in the sho?l?er, -^after which he re
tires to his hut, old Bill followin
him in a short time with his gun
and shooting George Ann. I got
there in a short time after the shoot
ing and this is what they all with
one accord told me. All of 'which
is put in evidence.
D. A. J. BEL
A Hard Struggle.
Many an Edgefield Citizen Finds
the Struggle Hard.
With a back constantly aching,
With distressing urinary troubles.
Daily existence is but a struggle.
No need to keep it up.
Doan's kidney pills will cure you.
One hundred thousand endorse
Here is one case.
Geo. B Lee, of Lexington, S. C.
says: " I suffered from attack's-of
kidney trouble for a good manjr
yeats and during that time tried a
number of remedies. I received the
best of results from Doan's kidney
pills and I shall contiiiiu. using
them in hope of a Complete cure.
It will always give me pleasure to j
recommend this remedy to other j
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.
The banking by Mail System'
The Germania Savings
Bank of Charleston, S. C
gives their depositors careful
service. Write them.
Resources over $2,900,000.00
38 Broad st PO Box 87
Charleston, S. C.
Often The Kidneys Are
Weakened by Over-Werk,
Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood,
Weak and unhealthy kidneys are re
sponsible for much sickness and suffering,
therefore, if kidney
trouble is permitted to
I 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.
If you are sick or " feel badly," begin
taking the great kidney remedy, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root. A trial will con
vince you of its great merit.
The mild and immediate effect of
Swamp-Root, the great kidney and
bladder remedy, ? is soon realized. It
?tands the highest because its remarkable
health restoring properties have been
proven in thousands of the most distress
ing cases. If you need a medicine yon
should have the best.
Sold by druggists in
fifty-cent and one-dol
lar sizes. You may
have a sample bottle
by mail free, also a.;
?amphlet telling you Homooti^mp-Ruot.
ow to find out if you have kidney or
bladder trouble. Mention this paper
when writing to Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Binghamton, N. Y. Don't make any mis
lake, but remember the name, Swamp
Root, and don't let a dealer sell yon
something in place of Swamp-Root-if
you do you will be disappointed.
Waterman's Fountain Pens.
We carry a full assortment of the
celebrated Waterman Fountain
Pens, the best that the market
Penn <fc Holstein,
Large stock of trunks, suit cases
and traveling bags. Prices very
RAMSEY. & JONES.
A Defect In tha Uaw In the Matter of
The ..laii'jnase -of li? ^constitution is
generally well: chosen.' hut in the mat
ter of the president!.: succession it is
defective. Had J?, said the vice presi
dent shaII succeed .to the presidency
In case of a vacancy in that office tbis
would have included all sorts of va
cancies and have' left no room for
question. . As it enumerates a vacancy
from one of four causes-"the death,
resignation, inability or removal of the
jjresident"-It leaves a doubt whether
a vacancy-arising from, another cause
viz, the death of the president elect
would entitle the vice president elect
. The death- of both president aud vice
president elect would leave the suc
cession still more doubtful. An argu
ment can be made for a line of suc
cession through the holdover members
of the cabinet of the retiring president,
but it is not absolutely conclusive. It
probably would not satisfy eve^rybody
and'thereby create a disputed title. It
might even cause very serious trouble,
and congress should take the necessary
action to make the presidential suc
cession absolutely clear and certain in
every contingency. The late Senator
Hoar labored for many " years to get
this- matter set at rest ' Senator Bacon
has taken it np afresh, admonished'of
its necessity, possibly in the very wide
discussion of this question since the
election. It is a weak spot in our gov
ernmental organization which congress
should strengthen and make secure
without further delay. - Philadelphia
An Obstinate Old Bachelor. ,
The Right Rev. Cosmo Gordon
Lang, archbishop .designate of York,
was one of the late Queen Victoria's
favorite preachers., On one occasion
when Dr. Lang was visiting Osborne
her majesty said to. him: "I hear ex
cellent reports of your work at Port
sea, and I "find you actually keep a
ptaff of twelve curates. You should
t?ke to yourself a wife. I believe you
would be able to do with two curates
less." "Ah, no, madam." he replied.
"That would scarcely do. If I have
a curate who does not suit I can get
rid of him.. but I could not do the
same with, a wife." "True." replied
the queen, "but take the advice of an.
old woman and marry." Dr. Lang,
however, has not up to the present
followed the kindly counsel.-London
Lord's Prayer on a Pin Head.
Mr. William L. Stuart, a young man
engaged In business in New York city,
bas performed the seemingly impossi
ble feat of engraving the entire Lord's
Prayer on ^he head of an ordinary pin,
to which he has added bis name and
the year, making altogether 27(5 letters
ind figures. Mr. Strfart did the work
it edd times during his regular em
ployment and with very ordinary tools,
which seemingly are not adapted to
?uch fine engraving. The pin was set
In a block of. wood, and a common en
graver's tool was used. A simple mi
croscope, costing only about 25 cents
md known as a 'ifcen tester." fur
lished the necessary magnifying.-St
Restrictions In New York Society.
The lines drawn by the .different
;ets are more rigid in New York than
?ver before. There is a rush of new
je?ple to get -'Into society, and old
amilies who have stayed away for a
lecade or a generation are coming
)ack and trying to assume their old
daces. Sometimes victories have to
)e accomplished with the aid of the
?ouveau riche, and the results are
luite confusing and yet laughable.
Localities do not count as much as
:hey once did, and gradually New
iork is getting away from the Phil
tdelphia idea of fencing in a small
erritory and condemning every one
vho lives outside of lt-Vogue
A Monster Loaf.
Bakers in Germany are fond of mak
ng odd experiments, the following be
ng reported from Duisburg, In West
ralia. At a children's party recently
?eld in that town there was exhibited
md afterward cut up and distributed
imong the youngsters present a bread
wist which for size at least has surely
.arely been equaled. Weighing no
ess than ISO pounds, it had a breadth
)f 1.70 meters and a length of 3.20
neters and was thus found sufficient
:o supply a satisfactory afternoon eol
ation to as many as 500 boys and
World's Busiest Railway Station.
Which .is the busiest railway sta
ion in the world? One would natural
y expect to find lt in the world's me
ropolis, but it is located in a city
hat has only a tenth of the popula
lon of London. Every day 150.000
)assengers pass through the Flinders
street station In Melbourne. Our own
Liverpool street station, according to
tn Australian statistician, corned next,
vlth 12S.000.-Loudon Chronicle.
Royal and Presidential Wages.
The great white czar gets a salary
)f $25.000 a day; the sultan .of Turkey,
?18.000; the emperor of Austria. $12.
XX); the kaiser, $11,200; the king of
Italy, about $7.200; the king of Eng- j
and, $0.270; Leopold of Belgium. $1.- j
lOO, and President Roosevelt, $137. ?
Napoleon's salary was about $15.000 a i
lay. The president of France gets j
ibout $017 a day.-Chicago Journal.
All persons having claims against
he estate of L. F. Dorn, deceased,
ire hereby notified to file the same
lilly verified, with the undersigned,
md those indebted to said estate
viii likewise make payment to
MRS. SALLIE N. DORN.
Parksville, S. C. Nov. 1, 1909.
Let ns have your orders for Crepe
Paper, Tissue Paper, Paper Flow
irs, etc., for the Chrysanthemum
?air. We carry Dennison's paper,
he only paper with which satis
'actory results in decorating can be
W. E. Lynch & Co.
The Red Cross shoe "for ladies is
the-shoe to wear with tender feet
and "if the. ladies that attend the
Edgefold County' Tair.want to' be
comfortable all day on the fair
grounds, must go by Rives bros.
and be sure to get a pair to fit.
Five-pound bucket very fine
roasted coffee and china cup for
Beautiful iron and enameled beds,
just what you need. ,
Ramsey <fc Jones.
All our summer goods going a
We have just received a full sup
ply of text books that are used at
the S. C. C. I. and in the public
scools of tho county. Let us supply
Penn & Holstein,
Successors to G. L. Penn & Sou.
Full assortmen t of fresh fancy
crackers and cakes.
S ce our line of hay forks and
carriers, sickle grinders. Prices
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Large stock of handsome iron
and enameled, beds to select from?
with springs to fit. .
Eclffcfield Merc&?til? Co
American. Lady corset?, a shape
for every figure at
We solicit your prescription
business. Utmost care is exercised
in compounding prescriptions and
only pure, fresh drugs are use I. Our]
prices are very reasonable.
PENN & HOLSTEIN,
(T. ti. Penn & Son
This is the season to give your
chickens a tonic. We can supply
you with Pratt's Poultry. Food and,
Stock Powders. Nothing better.
We have a few ladies' tailored
wash suits and summer weight
skirts that we will close out regard
ess of cost.
There is no better buggy on the
market for the money than the
Hackney buggy. A car of 40 bug
gies just received.
Ramsev & Jones.
Kills Her Foe of 20 Years.
The most merciless enemy I had
for 20 year?, dccio.res Mrs. James
Duncan, of Haynesville, IVTe., Wes
dyspepsia. I suffered intensely after
eating or drinking and could scarce
ly sleep. After many remedies had
failed and several doctors gave rae
up, I tried Electric Bitters, which
cured rae completely. Now I can
eat anything. I am 70 years old and
am overjoyed to get my health and
strength back again. For indiges
tion, loss of appetite, kidney troub
le, lame back, female* complaints,
it's unequaled. Only 50c. W E
Lynch & Co., Penn <fc Holstein,,
successors to G L Penn & Son.
Just received fresh shipment of
Leggett's Premium cheese. Every
housewife- in this vicinity knows of
its superior quality.
Penn & Holstein,
Succ233ors to G . L. Penn & Son.
Another large shipment of Pitts
burg perfect fence wire expected
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Bibles and Testaments
We have added to our book de
partment a complete assortment
of Bibles and Testaments. We
would be pleased to have you in
spect our lines.
W. E. Lynch & Co.
The Corner Stores Delightful
Array of Wearables
*4RELYa day passes that new garments do not arrive
Xew suits, new coats, new skirts. "Oijie day yon see
them. Gone the next," is often true these stylish
creations. This week we have assembled suits with
special charms of styles. Many of these suits lately
received and bought at advantageous prices. Li sev
eral instances we paid less than usual for them for
example, we offer particular charming suits in fine weaves
and fine serges. Wide wale and diagonal serges. Long semi
fitting coats lined with white guaranteed satiij. Prices as
low as $12.50 the suit. We have them in Alice, Navy. Green
and Black- H ^Respectfully,
THE CORNER STORE
LOW PRICES ARE LOUD TALKERS
jT will pay you to visit the largest stove and bicycle house
in Dixie and see our select stock of Stovet, Eanges, Grates,
Enamel ware, Cutlery and household Articles, also Sporting
Goods Department, Bicycles, Tires, Automobile Supplies, Best.
Our new $20 Bicycle is good. Agents for the great Ex?elsior Stoves, 36
years in ihis market. E.emembe'- everything we sell is guaranteed the best.
We can sure save you money. Send in your mail orders
We de sire to thank th
the liberal patronage .
we shall endeavor to mi
We have the largest
Stoves, Mattresses, Spn
Rockers, Window Shad
-opie cf Edgefield for
:orded us in the pist and
it a continuance in the
stock of Furniture,
ngs, Wardrobes, Tables,
es, etc., that we have
O ak Bed Room Suits $11 up.
? kitchen Chairs from 39c up.
Iron Beds $2.00 up.
A ll we ask is for you to call on
us. We are in a position to make
Call whea you are in the city^
E. M. ANDREWS FURNITURE CO.,
972 Broad Street, - Augusta, Ga.