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Remarkable Violin Tort,
t 'An ingenious test oj! old and new vie*
Uns, in which an inirtrnment of mod?
?rn make was voted the finest, has
been made In Paris, During the per
formance both critic!' and performers
Vero in complete darkness, so that it
iras impossible to see which one of the
iteren violins selected for the test was
bei? ? played. Then Immediately after
. .being used the instrument was placed
under a cloth, and the lights were
tamed on for a few moments to en?
able the critics to write down the
Totes. All the viohns were played by
cwo musicians of high standing, and
?he compositions wen? written especi
. elly for the test The two violinists
tried to bring out tie best in each,
violin, and the result, decided by the
Totes, was interesting. The moder
snake of violin led tte list with I
Tons, and Its nearest rival for favor
tras a Stradivarius with 96 votes.
Other old and famous makes of violins
received 82, 85, 88, 82 and SO.-London
Tender Hearted Maid.
! Once upon a time there lived a child
of gentle mien and manners mild; she
was so tender and so kind she wept to
soe window blind. She feared lt might
giTe the window pain to leave it stand*
lng in the rain. Her maiden aunty,
she would beg not to stone raisins,
beat an egg, or from potatoes take the
eyes. Oh, bow this maid did agonize!
-And when she saw her whipping
cream with horor she would sob and
scream. The very thought of killing
time appeared to her a dreadful crime,
and, though to music she Inclined, to
beat a measure seemed unkind. To
see the cowslip by the river with ap
prehension made her shiver; to cut a
page or turn it down would cause a
deprecating frown. And when she
saw them shivering in the chill an
tonin air she knitted stockings for the
trees because their limbs were bare.
Her heart so oft with anguish wrung
caused this poor maid to die quite
Sensitive to A.rt.
. Said the art gallery guide, "Just
?watch the crowd awhile and see which
of their antics impresses you most"
Presently the visitor said, "I think
lt ls tile queer attitudes so many of
"Exactly," said the guide, "They
r^are Imitating the poses of the figures
In the portraits. Anybody who sits
for a portrait ls suppose i to strike a
graceful attitude. All these people
who nave never been painted realize
the grace there is in the poise of the
bead, the turn of the wrist, the slope
. of the shoulders. They wish they
could look like that and unconscious*
ly they try lt The men are as bad
as the women. They straighten np;
they droop; they tnt their heads; they
arrange their hands and feet in imi
tation of the figures they admire most
f Sometimes their attempts are very
clever; again they are simply ridicu
lous. "-Ne w Y-ork Times.
The Walting Championship.
An Atchlson woman who looks for
good in everything ls glad she mar
ried. "It has taught me patience," sha
said. When a girl she flew into a tem
per if she had to wait five minutes for,
something she wanted, but now she
wai ts i and waits and waits and says
nothing. She waitui nine years for
her new front porch, six years for her
husband to take ber to the theater and
eleven years for aim voluntarily, when
there was no company around, to offer
her a rocking chan*. "This," she said
recently to a friend who heard she waa
Bitting np half the night waiting for
j her husband to come home, "is noth
ing. I can wait longer and say less
about lt than any woman who ever
lived. I am glad I married; other
wise^ could never claim the waiting
championship belt"-Atchison Globe.
Work, of the Beavers.
The formation of the platean on
which Dubois is built is a matter of
great curiosity. Beavers are responsi
ble for lt Long before the white men
saw that section of Pennsylvania bea
vers built a huge dam in a well set
Talley. Year by year the stream wash
ed rich mud into the dam. and when
the body of water was destroyed 640
aeres of land flat as a table top were
i left On this stands Dubois.-Al too na
' *T suppose," said the kind lady at
she banded the husky hobo a generous
wedge of apple pie, "that your lot ls
toll of h a rs h fps?"
"Dafs de proper word fer it ma'am,*
replied the h. h. "In de'winter Wen
de farmers ain't doin' nothln' but eat
In* apples an' drinkin' hard cider ifs
too cold fer me to be trampin' aroun',
?.an' In de summer people's allers offer
In* me work."-Chicago News.
Wanted lt Matched.
Mrs. Pride-Jimmy, dear, would yon
mind doing an errand for me today?
Mr. Pride-What Is lt? Mrs. Pride
The cook says we won't have enough
chicken for dinner, so I wish yon
would take this bird down to the shop
and see V. yon can get it matched.
Economy often consists in doing
without something yon want now k$
order to get something yon don't want
in the future.-Atlanta Journal.
A Deep One.
Doting Mother-Tell me, professor,,'
^ ls my son a deep student? Professo*
(dryly)-None deeper, ma* im. He's &3r>
ways at the bottom. j
Gravity ia the ballast of (fae NB
which kc epa-tho mind steady.---FnllSff
NEW BARBER SHOP.
I desire to notify the public that I
"V have opened a first-class barber shop
next door to the post-office. A very
skilled, courteous barber is in charge.
New-furniture and equipment. Your
patronage is respectfully solicited.
M. W. HUDGENS.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
Cleaning: and Pressing
I respctf ully notify the Edge
field public that I have moved my
dying, cleaning and pressing room
to the ground floor of the Corner
Store's annex, and solicit a contin
uance of your patrol'age. We guar
antee satisfaction on every piece of
work we send out.
V. A. HEMSTREET & BRO.
CHEAP AND HIGH GRADE GUNS
REVOLVERS, AND SUPPLIES
REPAIRS CORRECTLY DONF
655 Broad St. Below Ga. R. R. Bank
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over Farmers Bank Building
JAS, S. BYRD,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
?^Offlce over Post-OfBce.
I offer my services as surveyor to
the people of Edgefield county. All
work carefully and satisfactorily
done. Rate3 reasonable.
J. H. Oantelon,
I have my gasoline engine now
installed and am prepared to do all
grinding. Thanking my friends and
patrons for waiting so patiently on
W. R. Parks.
Parksville, S. C.
Dr. F. L. PARKER,
Over Bank of Johnston.
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I G. & C. MERRIAM CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (
?.J Too trill don? it, vor to mention this public a t lon. t
Succeed when everything ehe fails.
In nervous prostration and female
weaknesses they are the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testified.
FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND
it ia the besv medicine ever sold
ever a druggist's counter.
5 DQfTremendcus stock of %
Furniture, House Furnishings, Har
ness, Buggies and Wagons
? We desire to~announce that wewere never ia better shape^to'supply your
wants in all of the above lines. Large assortment to select from, and our
prices are very reasonable.
We sell Columbia, Durham, Brockway and Summers buggies. Can sup
ply you with any style.
For a farm wagon there is nothing better than a Studebaker. We have
just received a car load of all sizes.
We are very strong on harness-Buggy and wagon harness, light or
heavy, single or double
line of winter laprobes to select
Let ns sell you a wardrobe, side board, chiffonier, suit, enameled bed,
table chairs, etc. Our prices are right. Full stock of springs and mattresses
any grade you want.
Our undertaking department is supplied with all grades of coffins and
caskets. Our hearses responds promptly to all calls. We have a nice
hearse for the colored people. Come to see us, get our prices.
G. P Cobb,
^ Johnston, S. C. j
Just received a few High Class driving
horses. They were sent to me direct
from Lexington, Ky., by Mr. B. B.
Wilson who is well and favorably
known throughout Edgefield county.
They can be seen at my farm. This is
a good opportunity to get a high class
> B. CANTELOU
DAVID SLUSKY 1009 Broad st.
High grade Paints and Oils, Tin roofing, Galvanized Iron Cornice and Sheet
Metal Work, Skylights, etc. Stoves, Ranges, Mantel Tiling and Grates, Tin
Plate, Galvanized Iron, Copper, Zinc, Solder, Eve Troughs and conductor Pipes,
Roofing snd Sheathing Papers.
SHOP AND WAREROOM, 1010 JONES STREET, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
Bell Phone No. 100.
Heath Repair Shop
We repair automobiles, motorcycles, gasolene engines, bicycles, guns, pistols, sew
ing machines, lawn mowers, and all small farm machinery. Lawn mowers and
scissors sharpened. Agency for the reliable M. M. MOTORCYCLE.
W. S. G. HEATH, Proprietor
NEXT DOOR TO POSTOFFICi
The season will soon be here to use two
horse plows. We have
The Oliver Chill Plows,
The Vulcan plows
The Vulcan Subsoil
Also the Cole grain drill
Come in and let us show them to you.
I beg to announce that I am now associated with
ARRINGTON BROS &CO
863 Broad St., Augusta? Ga.
and invite all ray friends and acquaintances in Edgefield and
Saluda counties to write or call on mc when in need of Gro
ceries or stock feed any kind. I will make it to your interest
to patronize me.
M. Gary Satcher
.EDGEFIELD, S C.
State and County Depository
J, C. S ii KI1 i'ARD, W. W. ADAMS
J. H. BOUKNIGHT, T. H. RAINSFOR
J, M. COBB, B. E. NICHOLSON
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLER
W. E. PRESCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, President.
W. W. ADAMS. vice-President.
E. J. MBIS, Cashier.
J. H. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier.
Pays interest on deposits by
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to
YOUR Account Solicited
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of Oct, 1910 to
the 15th day of March 1911, inclusive.
A penalty of one per cent will be
added to all unpaid taxes after the 1st
day of January to the 31st of January
19ll, of two per cent, from the 1st day
of February to the last day of Februa
ry 1911 and penalty of five per cent
from the firsc day of March to the 15th
day of March 1911.
The tax levies tor the year 1910 are
as follows :
For State purposes 5f mills.
" Ordinary County 4J "
" Cons. School tax 3
" Special County tax 1J "
" Bacon S. D. Special 2 "
" Edgefield S. D. 2 "
" Long Cane S. D. 3
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
" Johnston S. D. 3 "
" Collier S. D. 3 m
" Flat Rock S. D. 3 "
" Prescott S. D. 3 "
" Plum Branch S. D. No. 1 3 "
" White Town S. D. 3 "
" Parksville S. D. 3 "
" Washington S. D. 2 "
" R. R. Bonds Wise T's,p li "
" R. R. Bonds Pickens 3 "
" R. R. Bonds Johnston 3
" R. R. Bonds Pine Grove 14 "
" R. R. Bonds Blocker 14 "
" " Bonds Town Edgefield ? "
" School Bonds " 1 "
Town of Edgefield
" Corporation Purposes 9 "
Al!, male citizens between the ages
of 21 years and 60 years except those
exempt by law are liable to a poll tax
of one dollar each. - A capitation tax
of 50 cents each is to be paid on all
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 50
years must pay a $2 commutation tax
or work six days on the public roads.
As this is optional with the individual,
no commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAS. T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
VV Shake off that
tired feeling due to
sluggish liver, kidneys,
stomach and bowels.
Cleanse and purify
your system with the
greatest of tonics,
-a bottle proves.
The specific for Malaria, Chills
and Fever, and all diseases
due to disorders of liver,
S Oe. At Your Druggists
PATT ON-WO RS H AM DRUG CO., Milt.
For Sale By
T. G. TALBERT, Parksville, S. C
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McCall Pattemi will enable you to make in your
own homo, with your own hands, clothing for
yourself and children which will bo perfc:t
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THE HcCALL COMPANY. 239 le 249 West 37th Si, NEW YORK
For Rent: New Six Room Dwell
ing with good well, barn and sta
bles, one tenant house in yard; goori
orchard-also one-horse farm if de
sired, including pasture. One mile
J. W. Cheatham.
"If we say it's so."
"If we say it's so."
Johnston, - - - - - S. C.
The kind that your
One of the most
elaborate and up-to
date lines of furni
ture and house fur
nishings ever ship
ped to this section
of the country.
We are not in busi
ness to put Fake
Bargains on you,but
we do claim to give
as good as the best
and just as cheap as
T?iink of it
A SAFE and SOUND PROPOSITION:
DEPOSIT YOUR MONEY WITH
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD,
TOTAL CAPITAL & SURPLUS PROITS $102,000.00
TOTAL RESOURCES AGGREGATE Over $300,000.00
PAYS INTERERT ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL
Our farmer Friends viii act wisely when they are. selling cotton to leave
their money in this bank, because it is safe, and build up a credit rating
with this bank. Pay all your bills with a check on this bank. It is the best
receipt you can hold.
IEvery accomodation consistent with good sound business I
extended to our customers. j
To our Edgefield Friends:
Our fall stock is now ready for your inspection. While m New York
our buyer, by searching among the jobbers, purchased many things at old
prices, so notwithstanding the high price of cotton we are in position to
serve you to the bestpbssible advantage.
dress goods. Drop in to see.
NOTIONS: Our notion department was never better supplied.
We are showing a complete
line of nobby dry goods from
staple domestics to fancy
CLOTHING: The especial attention of the men is invited to our clothing
from the best manufacturers.
MILLINERY: Full stock of the latest styles of millinery goods at low
LADIES DEPARTMENT: In skirts, waists and Tailor-made suits we
We give our Edgefieid friends a special invitation to call. We can save
you money on every dollar you spend.
Augusta Bee Hive
E. J. NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, of New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hartford, Connecticut.
The HOME has a greater Capital and
Surplus combined than any other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the Worle, doing a greater
Fire business than any other Co.
See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR."
E. J. Norris,
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.