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title: 'Edgefield advertiser. (Edgefield, S.C.) 1836-current, December 09, 1909, Christmas Number, Image 8',
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The town of Parksville was f oun
ifc ed by Mr W. L. Park?'in 1880, fr
m& whom the town was named an
k% whose widow-, Mrs. Sarah Parks, ai
two sons, Messrs. Soseph H: and V
R. Parks, and various descendant
live in the town and surroundii
country." ~. ./".".
Mr. "Wm. L; Parks, together wil
Gen. Bradley, R, H." Middletoa^E
meb> various others had worked assiduou
ly to complete and equi? the Augui
ta a nd Knoxville Railroad, whic
was an Herculean undertaking'* s
the time, when times were tight, ot
people not having recuperated froi
the oppression of reconstruction,bi
they were finally rewarded by th
completion of the road from' Augu
ta- to Greenwood, Gen.. Bradley drh
hi v ing the last spike in 1882, and Mi
Parks, locating the depot at thi
place was the company's first agen:
Kr. Parks died suddenly at th
breakfast table, January 14th. 188-1
aha upon his tombstone in the Bai
list cemetery is the following inscrij
tion: "W. L. Parks, born April Uti
1819, and died January 14th, 1884.
''He was an affectionate husband
a kind and indulgent father, a use
??/ ful member of society, and a tru
and zealous member of the church
Also the founder Parksville."
Parksville is, therefore, named ii
honor of its founder, Mr. W. I
The town was laid off in 1882 b}
Mr. W. H. Yeldell, lots sold to de
B*f?5 sirable purchasers, and some store
Bp'- went up. In 1882 the town was in
? ; corporated. At that time Coli W
Jasper Talbert was a member of th<
Legislature and offered the bill. Bj
petition of a majority of her citizen:
a clause was inserted in the chartei
fi prohibiting the sale of spirituous li
quors for 99 years. ?This simph
clause showed the wisdom and pa
triotism of its citizenss though then
were those at that time who con
tended that a town could not grow
without offering whiskey for salo.
The Baptists, with characteris
tic enterprise, led by . the pastor,
Mpf Rev. G. W. Bussey, determined tc
move the old Calaham's Baptist
church to town, being only a mile
! away, which Was done in 1881 and
dedicated as Parksville Baptist
Not long afterward, the Methodist
brethren though few in number, or
ganized, since which time we have
had two churches in town with reg
[ ular services.
I " The present pastor of the Bap
? tist church is Rev. Lather B. White,
though he has recently resigned and
f R?v. T. H. Garrett of Greenville
bas been called for 1910. The ohnrch
committee consisting of ^Mrs. T. G.
. Talbert, W. R. Parks and J. C.
1 Morgan are now receiving bids to
fi to erect a parsonage for the Baptist
? preacher, which will not only be a
convenience but will makeNit possi
ble for our Baptist friends to have
preaching every Sunday in the year.
gs The present pastor of the Metho
I dist church is Rev. Geo. Lee, who
S makes^ieadquarters at Plum Branch,
though the, Methodists have a par
? sonage here. The fact that both d?
fit nominations^ will have parsonages
5 will make it possible always to have
WA two pastors in our town, Methodist
and Baptist, that alone will give
|??gh moral tone to our village.
Realizing that Parksville might
j never be a great commercial center,
fifi but could be made an educational
center, the Parksville founders went
H to work to organize a fine school,
I erecting a two-story building with
Sj auditorium in the upper story. ' The
I school was from the first recognized
as first-class, at one time having
BB . three teachers, and preparing our
young people for college. A num
I ber of them have graduated from
I our higher institutions, not one of
B them failing to enter the freshman
I class in the various colleges from
I which they have been graduated,
fl The two-story building was des
I troyed byfir? a few years ago, but
HW the people at once rebuilt a nice one
il etory house with cloak room and
i two nice recitation rooms. The
I present board of trustees consists
? of W. R. Parks, C. Robertson and
fl I Mr. L. F. Dorn, the third one hav
1 ing been called away by the sad ca
ffing lamity about which we all know.
BiThe present teachers are Prof. C.
i S. William?, from York, and Miss
latosa Hutto from Blackville. The
S teachers suem to be doing good
fl ? work and the school running
The town is governed under the
?oharter by one Intendant and four
?wardens. The present officers are:
IjlX:. A. J. Bell, Intendant; W. G.
ffiBiackwell, J. P. Brown, R. J. Black
Jpr?land Mr. L. F. Dorn,wardens the
Btourth recently deceased.
I There are three large mercantile
flconcern? here, and a joint stock
Bsonipany is being organized under
?the name ; of The Paroda, to be
fl H Mtv T. G. Talbert runs a large
8pasines3-ifl general merchanditie, and
large store houses on
er tide of the'-: railroad, ene. of
Hp'hich is superintended by W. J.I
resti?g History of
ive Town pf
Talbert, Jr., and the other by J. P.
Branson. Both stores ?re doing a
Messrs/Robertson Bros & Elkins,
a comparatively new firm in a bran
new store 30.by 60 feet,Tire doing.a
grood business. Messrs. C. & W."H.
Robertson and Dan A. Bell do.the
buying and selling, and Mr. J. H.
Elkins keeps the books.
Mr. D. Nixon Dorn is running
the business of his father, the la
mented L. F. Dorn, deceased. Mr.
Dorn is a natural born merchant,
and is doing a good business. ?His
assistants are Messrs. Henry Reese
and Henry Barrett.
Mr. B, F. Cotton has recently
opened up a. splendid furniture
business in the old. Campbell store
on the corner near the post office.
Mr. Cotton, recently from Connect
ant, is well known far and wide for
bis courtesy and fair dealing.
The business men of this town
ind community having realized the
?8advantages and inconvenience to
which they were subjected went to
tvork and organized a bank a little
more than a year ago. The bank
though small, has done a good busi
ness from the start. .Having lost its
president (Mr. L. F. Dorn) the vice
president, Dr. W. G. Blackwell, is
it his post, while the affable cashier,
VV. P. Parks, attends to the hand
ling of your money. The bank is
safe and its patrons have no fears
in depositiug their money in this
institution, which is a great help
and convenience to the town.
We have a very unique and use
ful character in the . person of .Mr.
R. N. Edmunds, who runs a public
shop. Mr. Edmunds not only does
grood Mrork and guarantees it but he
guarantees his collections, having
lost only ten dollars in as many
Our post office is the pride of the j
town,presided over .'by .Miss Sa]Mei
Parks, grand-daughter Of the.town's
founder, with Miss Annie MejDon
?ld-ash?r assistant. These young
ladies are not only efficient, but are
pretty as well, and a great|many
young people go to the post office
when they do, not expect any mail
just to look at something pretty.
Parksville is conceded to be the
capital of the West-side, and Judge
John Blackwell presides over thc
office of magistrate for this judicial
district, because by law he must re
ride at the capital. The prominence
and prestige of the "West-Side
Capital" is further accentuated and
"Hgniifcd by having the Coroner of
Edgefield county in our midst, in the
person of Judge John Brunson, who
is always ready to do his duty when
ealled upon to hold inquests, but
3ays he can not afford to boast of
Iiis business for good and sufficient
Parksville has two resident phy
sicians: D. A. J. Bell, M. D., who
was graduated from the Medical
Department of the University of
Georgia in 1889 and has practiced
bis profession here continuously
rince that time, aijd W. G. Black
well, M. D., who was graduated
from the University of the South at
Sewanee, Tenn., in 1899, and he
also has been here ever since and
does a good practice.
Parksville boasts of her fraterni
ty spirit The Lodge of Ancient
Free Masons is in a flourishing con
dition, taking in new material at
?very meeting. Oak camp, No. 81,
W. O. W. is recognized as the
mother of Woodcraft in western
Ready for Chri
T desire to announce, espe
western portion of the county
purchases for the Christmas
supply their wants. Large a
works of all kinds, both plain
fruits of all kinds. My price
and inspect my stock.
. We are also stocked with di
Just received large shipment
Claus will -nake our store hea^
R. F. D. 1,
Edgefield and withal the best and
best equipped camp in the entire
county. ". ?
Both of ?hcrce ciders s^st" ianthe
same hail over j'fr. T. G.'Talbert's i
store and we learn that a lodge of
"K. of P. is soon to be organized.
We feel proud of our churches,
our school, our citizenship, pur fra
ternities, but there is nothing that
gives ns more hope or lends more
promise to the upbuilding bf our
village from a religious, "moral,
social or educational standpoint than
our Sunday scliool and B. T. P. U.
of the Baptist church. The Sunday
school is presided over by the con
secrated John Bussey, which" guar- j
antees success. There has recently '
been organized in ibis school the
Baraca and Philathea classes, and
we look confidently and hopefully
to the future. In addition we have j
the Parksville Reading Club, which j
ran continuously for 20 years. It i
was dormant for a time but has been !
revived and is promising with Jud^e
John Brunson, president; W. W. |
Fowler, vice-p?csident; Dan A. Bell, |
secretary; D. A. J. Bell, critic; J. |
N. Elkins, assisistant critic. . This !
literary society meets every Friday j
evening at the homes of the mern- I
bera, and its program contains four I
readers, two speakers and one ex- j
tempore at each meeting- The meet- j
ings are opened .with.prayer and its i
tendency is the elevation of o'ur
young- people, socially and intel
lectually. lt is impossible in a short
article to enumerate all the,good j
things that this growing town pos
sesses, and after reading this we
feel sure that the stranger would
feel upon visiting our town very
much like the Queen of Sheba felt
after visiting the glories of King
Solomon: that the half has not been
We have many nice residences.
Some new ones are going np that 1
we would like to mention but we
shall have to save this for a future j
We iii vite our friends to come
among us, and if we do not give_you j
what you want, it's because we j
haven't got it, but we guarantee to. |
give each and all a broad and cor- |
dial welcome. One visit to hospita- '
hie Parksville will make you want
Our people are generous, our
business men enterprising and our
womeu are pretty. Come and see.
All perspns owning' property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity, as
husband, guardian, executor, adminir
trator or trustee are required to make
returns of the'same to the Auditor un?
der oath within the time menti*'ned be
low and the Auditor is required by law
to add a penalty of 50 per cent to all
property that is not returned on or be
, fore the 20th day of February in any
All male citizens between the ages of
21 and 60 years except those exempt
' by law are deemed taxable polls ?
' The township assessors are respect
fully requested to meet me at the ap
pointments for taking tax returns in
their respective township and they are
also required to make tax returns for
those who fail to make their own with
in the time prescribed by law The 50
per cent penalty will be added for fail
I ure to malee returns
I For the convenience of tax payers, I
or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
i mentioned to receive tax returns:
Red Hill, Monday January 3rd 1910
Colliers, Tuesday Jan 4th
Clarks Hill, Wednesday Jan 5th
Meriwether's Hall, Thursday Jan 6th
Ropers X Road, Friday Jan 7th
Will Winn, Monday Jan 10th
Modoc, Tuesday Jan 11th
Parksville, Wednesday Jan 12th
Plum Branch, Thursday Jan 13th'
Liberty Hill, Friday Jan 14th
i Trenton, Monday Jan 17th
Herin Store, Tuesday Jan 18th
Johnston, Wednesday Jan 19th
Meeting St Thursday Jan 20th
I Pleasant Lane, Friday J an 21st
Cleora, Saturday Jan 22nd 1
Will be at Bdgefield from January
' 21st to February 20th. I will be in my
office every Saturday
J. R TlMMERMAN,
1 Auditor E. C. S. C
dally to the peopje of the
, that I have made very large
trade, and am prepared to
ssortment of Toys, dolls, Fire
and fancy candy, nuts, raisins,
?s are, very xeasonable. Call
y goods, shoes and notions.
of heavy groceries. Santa
SifrSs ?s ? g?
Parksville, S. C.
? $10*000.00 stock of general merchandise bought before the rise in
prices; tobe soldat first cost. Consisting of everything carried in a
first-class general merchandise store. No old stock, but fresh useful
First Patent Flour
Full Cream Daisy Cheese, per pound
Fme granulated Sugar, "
Riverside Cheeks, per yard
.06 1 2c
Full line of all kinds of sheeting at; lowv
prices. All kind dress goods at first cost.
No fake sale but we have the goods and will
positively sell them at wholesale cost. Sale'lasts
30 days at the store of L. F. DORN, Parksville,
S. C. m ;:?
Parksville, S. C.
n Bros. &
Parksville, S. C.
iE desire to thank our friends for their liber
al patronage in the past, and to announce
that our stock is still unbroken. Your needs can
be supplied in every department.
A complete assortment of '
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS. SHOES.
We Sell the Famous
W.H. MILES S fl OES.
There is nothing better on the market Shoe yourself andvfamily
with the Miles Shoes, they always give satisfaction.
We can not b e undersold on heavy and fancy groceries of all kinds.
It will pay you to get our prices on flour before buying.
We will have everything ta supply the Christmas wants. All of the
season's delicacies in fancy groceries, fruit of all kinds, nuts, raisins,
cendies, etc. Call to see us.
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ROBERTSON BROS. & ELKINS,
Parksville, S, C.