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"~T "C ' EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1910 NO. 28. f
GRAND JURY REPORT.
Through Special committees
Grand Jury Made Thorough
\ Investigation of coun
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To His Honor, Ernest Gary
August term of court, 1910. We
the Grand Jury of .Edgefield county,
beg le^ave to report as follows:
We have passed on all bills re
ported,to us. \ ^
We urge t,hat the supervisor re
ject all claims that are not both
itemized and sworn to.
Complaint; has been made to the
grand jury against Magistrate J G
Mobley of district No. 8, as follows.
1 Charging for warrants,
2 Deputising irresponsible par
tiee tq serve warrants,
x 3 Collecting cost from both par
ities in Civil cases. '--v
4 CoHecthig cost of $6.40 on com
mutation taxes and returning only
$5.00 for same.
5 Failure to execute
and promiscuous issuing
6 Failure to exeonte warrants.
7 Withholding warrants.
8 'Permitting deputies to carry
warrants for too long a time, which
gives deputies to carry weapons
thereby defying officers of the law
in the town cf Johnston.
The following are* witnesses:
M. T. Turner,
J. D. Bartley,
, N J. H. Swearingen.
We recommend that our repre
sentatives introduce a bill at the
next session of the legislature to
provide for ii stenographer to take
testimony at coroner's., inquests in
' We, the committee on chain
gang, report as follows:
i " We find 23 mules in good shape,
6 four-horse wagons,
. 1 one-horse wagon.
The above in fairly good repair.
.1 sergeant and 8^guard??,
24 county prisoners,
1 tewn council prisoner from
We also find 1 new road machine
and 1 old read machine repaired.
, \5 new tents. /
The prisoners seem well fed, and
humanely treated. > .
W. R. Swearingen,
<P. H. Bussey, . ?
W. J. Harling.
/ ?. Committee. ,
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We, the committee on roads,
bridges and ferries, report as fol
We have . visited the principal
roads and bridges in the county and
find them in good shape except the
Modoo bridge across Stevens Creek.
The bridge across Horn's Creek on
the road near Mr. T. H. Rainsford's
place, the bridge at Walter Smith's
mill and the bridge near the Holmes
mill, we find 1? be in a dangerous
We urge, that they be repaired at
once. We find the road in very good
shape except ii few bad holes, and
'in places too narrow. We recom
mend that they be looked after as
soon as possible. i
C E. Quarles, ,
W. H. Ryan.
J. S. Rodgers,
We, the committee offpoor house
vreport as follows:
We have visited the poor house
and find 13 inmates, 11 whites, and
7 colored, who seem.to be well cared
for and satisfied. Thc .steward's
honse bas been repaired, added to,
and painted. One of the inmates'
houses has been repaired and paint
ed. Three houses need repairs but
are in good condition- to keep the
inmates comfortable until winter at
which time they will be repaired.
The lumber that was not used
" has been dressed and been put under
st?elfr. 30,000 sningles. hav?'been
sawed and are under shelter. The
mule shed for the chaingang mules
has been enlarged so as to accommo
date them. all. We found 50 acres in
corn, 4 acres ia cotton, li acres in
sweet potatoes, all in'good condi
tion. . 7
-We have An hand about 200 doz
en^bundles flf oats, 130 bushels of
corn, 50QS bundles pf fodder, 13
bogs, 13 small shoats} 2 brood sows,
1 stock hog, 3 mules, 1 mare and
colt, 4 milch cows, 4 yearlings, in
good condition. (
The chaingang has used 3 tons of
fodder and hay, from the poor
house. The Steward made ?166.64
worth of cotton last year. We found
. all buildings in the lot in good re
L. R. Branson.,
S. T. William?;,.
We the committee on public
buildings and offices report as fol;
We find blind blown off in Judge
of Probate office and think it should
be replaced. We find the jail'in very
good repair. We find that lightning
rod on jail is without insulators and
broken in several places. We rec
ommend than it be fixed or removed
at once. We find the whole wall
gone from the north side of the
jail yard. We recommend that
the-supervisor rebuild the said wall
with stone and cement, the length
being about 90 feet. We also note
?mall place in sheriff's office over
window to be repaired. Plaste ring
over head in one room in the lower
part of the jail has partially fallen
and should be repaired. We notice
that there is only one pair of steps
that lead upstairs in jail and no fire
escape whatever. We recommend
that the supervisor look into this
matter and see if he can have steps
'ejected in the /hall or somewhere
else suitable. N :
We the committee on county
offices report as follows: We have
examined all of ethe county offices.
I In the office of judge of probate and
master we find that there are depos
its in banks to cover all claims
against said offices. In th# offices of
superintendent of education and
clerk of court we find the affairs of
the county well cared for and kepC
in a creditable manner. In the office
of supervisor we find that economy
has been practiced, and the finances
of the county are in good condition.
In the auditor's office we find the
booka are correctly kept and! all
business appertaining thereto is a
credit both tb the auditor and the
county. In the treasurer's office we
find the books alf balanced. In this
office we spent 7 days, we checked
every/vbucher, check, warranty re"
ceiptand every other item in con
nection with said office. . We also
made additions of all claims.
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Balance on h?nd July 1st,
1909. - $6699.21;'
.Corinty funcTs, . . 2264?;7? ]
School funds, 3342.73
Commutation tax, 0938.00
Income tax, 76.20
State, comity and school
tax, ' - 60533.29
Special taxes, 11792.47
Poll taxes, 4967.00
?Dog taxes, 1869.00
I Additional taxes, 432.29
State and sinking fund 30497.60
School fund ; 24?0S.38
Cash on hand and in banks 8502.04
We find the books of the magis
trates are correct in so far as the
books show.. We urge that all mag
istrates inform themselves on the|
violations of the road law and re
pent actw concerning same and con
J L Smith,
B B Jones,
" J C Lewiis,
J W Kemp,
After having passed on all indict
ments handed us by the solicitor,
we extend thanks to His Honor
Judge Ernest Gary and all other
court officials for the courtesies ex
J. L. Smith,
Card From Sheriff Ouzts.
I Ed i tor Advertiser j
Dear Sir-In some way the
Grand Jury in their final report
made to the court at the August
term overlooked making any men
tion of my office. In order that the
public may be somewhat informed
as to the condition of my office, I
desire that' you publish the report
of tho committee left with me when
ray office was examined by them.
/ W. G. ?uzts, Sheriff.
Report of Committee.
We the committee of the Grand
[Jnry for 1910, have examined the
books bf the Sheriff and weNfind that
the books are neatly and correctly
kept. We are pleased with the
manner in which Ibis office is con
- B. B. Jones,
W. E. Lott,
J. W. Kemp.
June 22, 1910.
Aiken County Dispensary Need
in Proper Manner. Dis
/ satisfaction Exists.
According to the following clip
p?d from the last issue of one of
the Aiken papers, it is evident that
there is much dissatisfaction exist
ing concerning the management of
the dispensaries of that county:
At a meeting of the Milbrook
Democratic club held on August
4th, the following t resolutions were
passed: S . .. !
Whereas, al? this time it seems
that a. majority . of the voters of
Aiken county are in favor of the
dispensary as a solution of tl^e whis
key question, therefore, be it resolv
ed, ' that the candidates for the
Elouse of Representatives be requir
ed to say whether they are in favor
sf the following or not:
1. A complete change of all the
officers that are now connected with
2. A law that no j officer of^the
dispensary hereafter elected will be
eligible to succeed himself aild
3erve only twelve months at a time.
3. That no dispensary be allowed
to buy or sell' bottles, demijohns or
4. That salaries be paid only
according to service rendered in
comparison with other lines of
, Resolved f?rrther, that we will
only vote fop such men for the
House of Reprsentatives that are in
accord and "favor these resolutions4,
md call on . the people of Aiken
county to help us elect men that are
in favor of these reforms 'of the dis
The following were the remarks
of Mr..G.*T. Holley at the meeting
At this meeting Mr. G. T. Hol
ley "was the first speaker, .md along
the line of the dispensary matter
?ave n?any statistics, and showed
the extravagance ia the manage
ment of xitv ile m.- de., a "Comparison
between the y?i.ien ?nd -Richl?nd
iispertsaries-'He said he bad nothing
personal against any of the men in
the ^iken county dispensary, but
he thought it should be run like a
At a meeting at Bank's Mill they
were asked the various candidates
for the House of Representatives.
We have been furnished with the
remarks of one gentleman on them,
and now offer to give space to any
other who will furnish us with his
reply in a short form. We do this,
to give the candidates an -equal
showing, as we have extended the
privilege to one. i
He said Richland county elected
a bottle buyer at ?100 per month
and a clerk at ?75.00 per month and
helpers at ?30.00 per month. From
April 1st, lfO'J, to March 31st,
1910, they bought during the year
94,578 dozen bottles, paying ?10,
973,87. They purchased 6,870 demi
johns for ?6,870.00, and 63,307 1-2
dozens beer bottle at 15c. per dozen
Total cost ?21,156.99
Total expenses bot. buyer
etc N 3,120.00
Total v - ?24,276.99
The prices,paid for bottles were
1-2 pints, 10c per dozen; pints 15c;
quarts, 15c; demijohns 10c each
and beer bottles 15c. dozen.
He said Aiken county dispensary
board paid the six dispensers a big
salary and gave each one extra, 20c.
per dozen for 1-2 pints; 30c. for
pints; 40c for quarts; 17c each for
demijohns, abd allowed the men to
Bell beer bottles back to the brewery
and didn't get a cent for the coun
He compared the difference in
the cost in the two counties and
said 91,587 1-2 dozen bottles would
cofit Aiken dispensery ?23,219.00,
and 5,870 demijohns would cost at
17c, ?1,167.90, making a total of
Now, take, he said, what Rich
land county paia, add expenses for
bottle buyer, etc, to this ' amount,
which would show Aiken county"a
loss of ?8,006.03, which would go
into the pockets of our dispensers,
while in Richland county it would
go into the county treasury to build
good roads, schools, etc. This does
not include the beer bottles. The
bontle buyer of Richland county
bought viz: 63,307 1-2 dozen paying
?9,496.12 for them; Aiken county
does not want them, but say to one
of their dispensers, you take that as
aside purse, put itjn your pocket
and be happy in your old age. Ile
then showed the salary each Aiken
dispenser, was supposed to receive,
and the amount each one was ac
tually paid, which is as follows:
T. . W. Sawyer, salary, $^(,200;
J. R. Gantt salary ?1,200: bottles
and salary ?1,442.62.
Joiin Taylor, salary ?900; bottles
Another Marrikge, Welcome
Service to Dr. Dorsett.
v Methodist Conference
'. Mr. and' 5|rs. L. E. Hogan, who
were recentJ ^married in Columbia
at the home of the bride's brother,
Mr. Getsen^.-Werte, arrived on
Thursday for a visiteo the horrie of |
Mr. and MreSj|: :S. Werte.
Mr. John EvP?rry and Miss Mat-j
tie Kenny W.PTC. married on Thurs
day afternoon; 5 o'clock at the
home of the.'? bfi'deV mother, Mrs.
Martha KenriyV The wedding was
.a very quiet'aTfair and was witness
ed by only families and a fe?;
friends';-. Immediately after the cere
mony, the brjaal .pair left for Mr.
Perry's howojw^west Johnston.
A welcomk^erryice to Dr. Dorsett,
tlie new ; Baptist pastor, was hold
on Thursday^,'evening at the audi
torium, at w^f?h there was a large
gathering. !.fi(f??n the platform, be
sides the inv^edaiiinisters, were the
deacons and Jjfficers. of the church.
Addresses we're..-made by Rev. W.
T. H lindley, ^ former pastor. Rev.
P. E. Monrto?; of the Lutheran
church and $|vV/E. H. Becbam, of
"the M. E. cj&r?h. Their remarks
were beautift&and appropriate and
at' the concision Rev. Dorsett
spoke. At th&oonclusion of the ser
vices, an ho?f;; was spent socially
during which), time all had an op
portunity of;'.gnowing Dr. Dorsett.
During this.??jne. fruit nectar was
served by a humber of the young
Misses An^LWaters and Eannie
Stebbings ha^(retnrned>.to Augus
ta, after.a two', weeks' sojourn with
friends and fixatives. Inuring their
stay here, they; were the recipients
of much soci^ptt'entian./.
Mrs. Mar^p?amiltori? ,who has
been spendinjr.tlie past, six months
in Atlanta wftji-'her. daughter, Mrs.
Black, arri ved/./on ^Thursday morn
ing for a visfcpjo relatives.
. The iamil^n Mr. Wi aie Wright,
iw^^tlTej^re^^Vrj^r^^ ri t 'o'v e r tb
the Mitchell bomBytea.4, near Ridge,
now occupied by Mr. Luke Mitchell,
to enjoy ari annu?V picnic and bar
Miss Rhett Warren and Mr. John
Warren who have been in Pennsyl
vania for three months, returned last
The Methodist missionary socie
ties of this district held a conven
tion here on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. Miss Ruth, a returned mis
sionary, was a guest of honor at the
meetings and gave splendid talks.
A large delegation from the socie
ties attended the meetings
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Harrison are
visiting in Spartanbnrg,
Mrs. Wilson, nee Miss Rosabel
Pedrick, is the guest of\ her sister,
Mrs. John Marsh
Messrs. Elzie LaGrone and Luky
Rushton have gone to Canada on a
Mrs. H. W. Crouch and family
are aVhome from the mountains.
Mfrs. Stewart, of Chester, is the
guest of her daughter, Mrs. Boyd.
Mrs. Bessie Carpenter, of Shelby,
N". C., is spending this month with
her father, Mi-. T. G. Smith.
A party of young people went
over to attend the dance at Summer
land, on Thursday evening, going
over in automobiles.
Misses Sallie Dozier and Tat Sim
mons gave a beautiful party at the
home of Mr. Albert Dozier on Sat
urday afternoon, to which about 25
of their young friends were invited.
Pleasant pastimes were indulged
in and all enjoyed the 1 dainty re
fresh rneritsnerved at the close
Miss Kate Wright, of Batesburg,
is the guest, of her cousin, Miss El
On Wednesday evening, Miss El
berta Bland entertained her friends
in compliment to her cousin, Misses
Kate Mulkey,' of Te^as, -and Kate
Wright, of Batesberg.
Mrs. Ryals, of Savannah, is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. W. L.
Mr. David Ouzts has gone to the
mountains for a month.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bradford, of
(Greenwood,1 are the guests of rela
Miss Fannie Strother, who has
been conducting an art exchange in
Alabama, is at home for the sum
mer. At the close of the school she
visited in Texas, before coming here.
and salary, ?1,578.45.
L. M Overstreet, salary ' $1,200;
bottles and salary ?2,402.97.
R. L. Courtney, salary ?900; bot
tles and salary *2,100.
bottles and salary $1,260.00.
T. L. Foreman, $1,200; bottles
and salary ?2,158.00.
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ty are being taught along ri;
lines with a degree of earnestn
and persistency not to be found j
sibly in7any other towri or comri
nity in the county. Little wonc
then that the Parksville meeti
should have been such a proriou
ed social, as well as political, s
Progressive Parksville Fanner.
About the noon hour} rather
ter dinner, The Advertiser m;
quietly stole away from the croi
for an hour, spending the time ve
pleasantly and profitably on 1
farm of Mr. John Hussey. I
farm is ideal in many respec
First and foremost, it is only fif
ave acres, which, people are leai
ing after much highly-paid-for i
perience, is enough land for a
man to own. Next, Mr. Bussey I
i well-fenced pasture through "whi
pure water perpetually flows. A
Dther desirable feature is that ;
iiaving his fields fenced' aid so i
ranged that he can turn hie sto<
From the lot into four enclosed fiel
is well as, into his pasture. St
mother matter impressed the writ
md that was the modern corni
liences that Mr. Bussey has plan
;d for the new residence that he
Duilding, such as up-to-date daii
lear the well, bath room, hot ar
jold water, etc. The time has con
svhen one does not have to live in
lot, noisy, stuffy city, to have mo
sra conveniences about the hom
Mr. Bussey applies brains to evei
iiovement upon his farm. Ever
ming, is done systematically ar
vith a purpose. He has four acn
)f very fine corn that w;ll yield 2C
>r more bushels in spite of the rail
?ausing it to be cultivated wit
rreat difficulty and somewhat ni
jatisfactorily. The variety is>
?ross between the old fashione
fellow corn and Marlboro Pr?lifv
in other words, it is a yellow pr<
inc corn, the .first we ever sav
iriginated ijy'Mf; Bussey. The uj
lermost'thought with Mr. Busse
s improving his.; land, which is bi
ng done' by xj?ep. plowing, r<
?arion, sowing ' legumes' and heav
&r^iza?ion%<.,. He is also giying^du
ittention to stock raising. We sa^
?wo of his colts that are very, fin
md we are pleased to announc
:hat he purposes exhibiting one o
;hem at the Edgefield fair. -
Would that every community ha
i John Bussey !
Mr. Robert N. Edmunds.
For some time The Advertise
nan has heard that Fortune is smil
ng upon our friend Robert Ed
nunds, enabling him to lay b;
lomething for the "rainy day." Anc
ve believe it. Some time v age Mr
Mmunds purchased a small trac
idjoining the farm of Mr. Bussey
Ie has built a modern cottag*
hereon, and while Mr. Edmund;
ooks after the carriage anc. wagoi
hop in town his energetic boys' an
naking fine crops out at home
jome of the best corn we have seer
s that of the Edmunds boys.
An Eight-Hundred Acre Farm.
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We got only a glimpse of th(
arge eight-hundred-acre firm of
?on. W. R. Parks, which is jus1
leyond thatr of Mr. Bussey.. We
lope some day to have the pleasure
>f a visit to this farm also. The
rery large field of fine corn that lay
n the foreground was only an earn
st of what is to be found back
learer the "big house," as the old
olored people used to say.
The Parodo Company.
Since our last visit to Parksville,
ome eight months or more ago, a
lumber of new buildings have gone
ip and other improvement have
>een made. Conspicuous among
he additions in that time is the
5arodo Company, a large mercan
ile establishment that is captalized
X $10,000. Having the right kind
>f men at its head,' this company
ias done a very large business this
rear, its first year. Two large
tores and two warehouses are re
hired to accommodate the tremen
lous stock of merchandise. Indeed
t majr be cVlled the department
tore of Parksville. The officers
,re, W. R. Parke, president; W.
ll. Robertson, vice-president and
aanager; D. K. Dorri, secretary and
Business Partially Suspended.
Owing to the mid-summer dull
less, business was partially suspend
d in order to enabled everybody7 to
ttend the meeting, consequently
ve missed some friends at whose
daces of business we called. Among
>tber places, we called at the Bank
?f Parksville to shake the hand of
mr popular young friend, Cashier
?V. P. Parks, but we missed him.
The editor of The Advertiser has
i number of very warm, personal
rienda in and around Parksville,
?onsequently he always enjoys a
itay among them.
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