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J. L. MIMS,_.....Editor
ONE YEAR . $1.50
SIX MONTHS .... .75
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1910
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The most delicate, the most sensi
ble of all pleasures, consists in pro
moting the pleasure of others.-BRTTS^
In planning for a happy Christmas
be sure 'that something be done to
Oh, you whiskey circulars. Would
that every one of you could be con
signed to the flames!
Blinding snow storms are reported in
the northwest- There's no place like
tlie Sunny South.
Some nien do not enjoy Christmas 1
unless they have a "corking good]
.time." What fools! ?
The town authorities are to be com
mended for their constant vigilance
and for the active campaign that is
being waged against the1- violators of |
Augustans are naturally greatly re
joiced over the result of the revis?!
census which gives the city 3,214 in
habitants more than the original
The'great corn exposition has adver
tised South Carolina more elfectively, ]
throughout the country than anything j
.that has ever before" been done to ex
ploit her resources and advantages.
The taxpayers are very slow in pay
ing their respects to the county treas
urer.^ Up to this time only about five
per cent of the total amount of the
taxes have been paid.
Do not be satisfied with making the
inmates of your home happy during the
approaching .festive season. Make
some others happy who are less for
tunate than your own loved ones.
Several counties were represented at
the Corn Exposition by special exhib
its arranged by the boys corn club.
Edgefield county must have a x promi
nent part in next year's exposition.
Postmaster General Hitchcock claims
to have reduced the postal deficit the
: enormous sum of $11,500,000 during the
post year. If the several departments
in Washington will curtail the nnm
;jberof worthless public documents that
are sent through the mails, the ex
pense can doubtless be reduced several
- Not satisfied with sending north for
practically every article that is put on
the Christmas tree, many southern
oeople have acquired the abominable
habit of importing the trees themselves.
lt is stated upon good authority that
more than-a thousand northern, pines
a.~?-shipped to Charleston every Christ
mas from the mountains of New York.
Would that the heavy hauling could
. be done in the ' fall and early winter,
. instead of after Christmas. The roads j
??if the county, are better now than thiy I
have been in many, many years. By j
ithe opening of the fertilizer season the [
freezes and heavy rains will transform
the good roads into veritable mud pud
dles in many places. Whenever pos
I eible farmers should haul fertilizers in
the fall .or very early after Christ
Enforce Vagrancy Law.
There is no excuse fer idleness on the
part of anyone, white or colored. All
who are willing to work can find ready
employment at good wages. Never be
fore was there such a demand ' for la
bor of all kinds, both skilled and un
There is a dispbsitlon on the'part of
many farm laborers to. loaf even be
fore the year's work is completed. In
some sections of the county there is a
c onsiderable amount cf cotton yet in
the field, the owners finding it difficult!
to secure pickers, even when unrea
sonably high prices are offered. There
is a law - upon the statute books
which, if enforced, will improve con
ditions as above set forth, and that is
the vagrancy law. Let this law be
rigidly enforced both in the towns and
in the country. Then not only will there
bean abundance of labor but crime
will decrease. Violators of the law gen
erally belong to the vagrancy class.
Ia order to enable those who are not
familiar w^th the vagrancy law to
read it, we publish it herewith in
"Section499. All persons wandering)
from ' place to place, without any
known residence, or residing in any
city, county or town, who have no visi-1
hie or known means of gaining a fair,
-honest and reputable livelihood; all
persons going about the country swap-1
ping and bartering horses, (without
producing a certificate of his or their
good character signed by a magistrate
of the county from which said person
last came); likewise all persons who
3C quire a livelihood by gambling or
boise racing, without any ojher visible
means' of gaining a livelihood ; all keep
ers of gaming tables, faro banks, or
other banka whatsoever used for gam
ing known and other denomination;
also all persons who lead idle and dis
orderly lives; all who are known to har
bor horse thieves and felons, and those
who are known to be of that character
and description; likewise ail persons
following some handicraft, trade or, ]
profession, or not having some known
or visible means of livelihood,, who
shall be able to work, and occupying or
being in possession of soms piece of
land shah not cultivate such a quantity
thereof as shall be deemed by the ~nag
istratetobe necessary for the main
tenance of himself and family; also, all
persons representing publicly for gain |
or reward, without being fully licens
ed,, any play, comedy, tragedy, inter
lude or farce, or other entertainment of |
the stage, or any part thereof; all for
tune tellers for fee or reward, and all.
sturdy beggars, are, and shall be
deemed vagrants, and upon conviction
thereof before a court or magistrate
shall be fined in a sum not excaeding
one hundred dollars or thirty days' im
Death of Mrs. Hammond.
In the death of Mrs. Amy Ham
mond, which occurred at her home
Wednesday afternoon last, the
west-side of the county sustained
an irreparable loss. God called her |
in her 58th year. Her life was one j
of continuous service,- being never |
happier than' when she was con
tributing to the happiness of some
friend or loved one.
Thirty-six years ago, Mrs. Ham
mond, then Miss Amy Garrett,
united with Red Hill churchy and
her life of beautiful Christian ser
vice and fortitude will always be
sweet benediction to the communi
ty. Wheneverjany good work was
undertaken Mrs. Hammond could
always be relied upon to do her full
part. She never grew weary in well
doing. While the children of Mrs.
Hammond are deeply grieved over j
her death,, they have the comforting j
assurance that she has been taken to
that .Heavenly home where joy and
peace and happiness shall reign
Mrs. Hammond leaves one daugh-1
ter, Miss Alma Hammond, and
four sons, J.. F., Butler, Paul and
Rhett Hammond. The funeral was
held at Red Hill church Thursday
First Arbor Day Celebration.
The first celebration of Arbor
Day took place on Tuesday in
Edgefield. Dr. Andrew C. Moore
of the South Carolina University
made a most instructive, interest
ing and practical address on trees,
their, important place in the world
and their culture. This address was
made ai the college auditorium
when the student body and faculty
were present, and a number of the
town people.^ After the address the
children of the graded school and
teachers marched to the park on the
square where trees had been plant
ed by the Civic League and from
there to the Presbyterian manse
where a short program on the sub
ject of Arbor Day wasXcarried out
by the graded school..
Dr. Moore was the guest of Mrs.
W. L. Dunovant during his short
risit to our town. .AfftJJbMA^ ,
Large Returns From One Acre.
Mr. ?. B. Snipes, / a well known
poling farmer living a few miles
aorthwest of the city, in Center
line township, has reaped a rich
barvest in dollars and cents from
one acre of land planted in cotton
ind Irish potatoes. He picked 3,460
pounds of seed cotton, ginning
1,384 pounds of lint, and. 65 bushels
Df seed. From the potatoes he raised
he sold enough to net him $52.80.
The ground was laid off in rows,
two and a half feet apart, a
avery other row wa? planted in cot
ton, the same being applied in the
planting of the potatoes.' The cotton
seed were High t's prolific, and the
potatoes of Red Bliss variety. On
four acres, using the same kind of
seed, Mr. Snipes made six bales of
There is a demand foi the seed
secured by Mr. Snipes from the
cotton ginned, and he says he is
selling them at $3 per bushel for
planting purposes, so that what he
has realized from one acre will
probably reach a new record in the
way of successful crops.
In addition to remarkable yield
of cotton and potatoes referred to
Mr. Snipes says that he made l72?
bushels of oats on the acre last year.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank our friends
and neighbors for their extreme
kindness to us during the late ill
ness of our mother, Mrs. Amy Ham
mond. We can never forget the
many kind attentions and sympathy
so generously bestowed, and words
are empty when we try to give ex
pressions to our appreciation. We
shall ever hold in affectionate re
membrance these dear friends and
will retara their kindness if we ever
have have an opportunity.
J. T. Hammond,
Dr. J. W. Daniel is to be pre
siding elder of the Columbia dis
trict for another year. Rev. L. D.
Gillespie will again serve Edgefield
and Trenton, and Rev. E. H. B.eci
ham will continue to serve John- j
ston and Harmony. The Methodist
churches of the west-side of the coun
ty will be served by Rev. 0. N.
Rountree. The Phoenix circuit, in
cluding McKcndree, will be served | J
by Rev. Foster Speer. Rev. J. C.
Roper is to be presiding elder of
the Cokesbury district for another I f
rear, J v
Old Reliable Store.
Mr. S. T. Hughes, Trenton's old
est merchant, advertises his holiday
specials in this" issue. For thirty-sev
en years he has been supplying the
needs of a large patronage, occupy
ing the store on the corner for up
wards of thirty years. Mr. Hughes
is known farand near for his hon
est dealing, therefore what he an
nounces is always heeded. His store
is well stocked with dependable
merchandise, and all who call will
receive courteous treatment.
Bazaar a Success.
"The efforts of the Presbyterian
ladies to raise additional funds for
their manse were crowned with suc
cess. The Bazaar was well patron
ized, the sum of one hundred and
sixty-odd dollars being added to the
treasury. Besides the many pretty
things that were sold at the booths
the ladies served oysters and turkey
dinner. Their menu was entirely too
elaborate for the price, 35 cents.
Every plate was easily worth 50
cents. These very zealous Christian
workers can not be commended too
Horse and Mule Burned. -
About seven o'clock last Thurs
day night the barn of Mr. D. P.
Boone was burned. Besides about 200
bushels of corn and a quantity of
fodder, a valuable horse and mule
were burned to death. The horse of
Mr.Charlie Cheatham was in one of
the stalls when the building caught
but it was gotton out without very
serious injury. It is presumed that
the building as set on tire as tracks
leading to and from the rear of the
barn were discovered. The governor
will be asked to offer a reward for
the apprehension of the guilty par
Your attention is directed to the
idvertisement of The Parodo com
pany of Parks ville. They have made
i very large cut in price in every
iepartment, and now is the time to
make, your dollars [ bring very grati
fying returns. The company has two
arge stores and a warehouse filled
.vith merchandise of all kinds and
pou can not afford to miss this op
portunity to supply your needs, es
pecially when the prices have been
.educed so low. The young men who
jompose the Parodo company are
;horoughly reliable and you can de
)end upon ? every word they say.
Jive them a trjal and you will be
Stores to Close.
We the undersigned business men
>f the town of Edgefield hereby
igree to close our respective places
>f Business on Monday, December
,he 26th, 1910, being legal holiday.
May & Prescott, W W Adams &
Do., J W Peak, W E Lynch & Co.,
ilives Bros, W H Turner, Stewart
fc Kernaghan, J Hubenstein, Duno*
rant & Co., T P Lyon & Co., W L
Dunovant, Dorn & Miras, Perm &
holstein, B Timmons, A A Ed
nunds, market, J Goldberg & Son,
Etamsey & Jones, W A Hart, Jones
fc Son, The Edgefield Mercantile
Do., Farmers Bank, Bank of Edge
ield, Geo. F. Mims.
Very Elaborate Dinner
Dr. J. S. Byrd complimented a
lumber of his friends with an
?laborate feast at his home in Bun
;ombe Thursday evening. While no
adies were among the guests yet it
?vas easily discernable that a very
rifted lady hid planned and ar
ranged the details of the elegant
linner. The menu was very elabor
ite and was beautifully served in
ive courses. 5 After the feast the
jongenial company engaged in so
?ial eutercourse amid a cloud of
smoke curling from fragrant Havan
nas. Dr; ByH's guests were J. R.
Tompkins, Dr. A. H. Corley, L.
W. Cheatham, W. A. Byrd, Dr. R.
A. Marsh, Dr. J. G. Tompkins,
Capt. E. H. Folk, L. T. May, W.
T. Prescott, B. E. Timmerman, J.
R. Timmerman, Homer Williams,
W. H. Harling, James H. Tomp
kins and J. L. Mims.
Kansas Man G
William O McFarland, a well
known resident of Wichita, Kansas,
living at 607 North Water street,
:bat city, is a strong Jbeliever in the
?fiicacy of Cooper's New Discovery,
[n a recent statement Mr. McFar- :
"As an after-effect of typhoid I
ever and the grip, I have suffered 1
vith stomach trouble for the past i
Ten Things To Do This Month.
(1) Keep plows going wherever
lands will not wash; plt?w deep,
especially on clay lands, and fol
low with cover crops wherever pos
(2) Drain wet lands; make ter
races and ditches, if you must have
them, so that they can be worked
over; get ont stumps, brushes and
stones; repair fences and outbuild
(3) Lay out your work for next
year, planting crops with special
reference to the building up of soil
(4) See that all farm animals are
well housed, that they are fed on
the feed they need, and that they
are kept comfortable.
(5) Haul ont manure as made, if
possible; buckle down to the study
of fertilizing problems and see if
you can't get more for your fertiliz
I er money next year.
(6) Kill the hogs as soon as they
become fat and the weather ad
mits; it doesn't pay tc keep a pig
after he has reached the "killing
(7) Get catalogs from the imple
ment makers and study up on farm
machinery; try to ?arrange to do
cheaper work next year.
(8) Keep an eye on your school;
co-operate with the teacher; help
and encourage the children in Avery
way you can.
(9) Plan a reading course for
the winter evenings,. one which will
be helpful to you and in which the
whole family can become interested.
(10) Get ready for Christmas;
don't make it a time of self-indul
gence or of reckless spending, but a
time of gladness for the little folks
and of good-will to all men.-Ra
leigh (N. C.) Progressive Farmer
A Point For Mule Trader?.
( A Missouri darkey was endeavor
ing to sell a mule to a Jefferson
City man, who, however, was in
doubt as to the animal's agc.
"If," said he, "this mule is as
young as you claim, why is it that
he blends so at the knees?"
"Oh, don't let dat fact worry you,
boss," the negro hastened to say,
"Dat mule bend at de laigs, but it
ain't due to no age dat he does. De
hones' truth, boss, is dat I ain't had^
de money to look after dat mule de
way he oughter been. ^ My stables is
kinder low, an' dat mule he been
'bliged to stoop a little, dat's nil."
One Weak Spot.
Most Edgefield People Have a
Weak Part and too Often
It's the Back.
Everyone has a weak Spot.
Too often it's a bad back.
Twinges follow every sudden
Dull aching keeps up, day and
Tells you the kidneys need help
For backache is really kidney
A kidney cure is what you need.
Doan's kidney pills cure sick kid
Cure backache and urinary ills.
Good proof in the' following
T L Jeffcoat, barber, Barnwell
street., Aiken, S. C., says: "Doan's
kidney pills brought me relief after
all father remedies had failed. For
some time I suffered from pains
through the small of my back. I
was finally advised to try Doan's
kidney pills and I procured a sup
ply. After taking them for a few
weeks I was entirely relieved and I
have had no return attack of ray
trouble. I hope that other persons
suffering from kidney complaint
will give Doan's kidney pills a
Fur sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mtlburn Co., Buf
falo, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other
Hyson, Oolong and Peri-Walla
tea. B. Timmons.
three years. I had no appetite, and
did not get the proper nourishment
from my fqod. As a result I wa,3
very weak, and felt tired and worn
out, having no energy nor ambition.
I experienced a feeling of heaviness
in my stomach and belched a great
deal of gas. I tried a number of
remedies that were recommended to
me and took treatment from sever
al physicians, without any perma
"I finally decided to try Cooper's
New Discovery, after noticing a
number of advertisements in the
newspapers regarding it. I found it
all that it was claimed to be. With
iiva few weeks the belching had
ceased entirely, and the feeling of
heaviness and distress disappeared..
1 began to. relish my meals and soon
gained in strength jand weight. , I
was greatly surprised with the
prompt action of the medicine, and
gratified with the reswlts I obtained
from its use."
Persons afflicted with worn-out
stomachs should trj Cooper's New
Discovery. There is a heavy de
mand for the Cooper remedies, for
svhich we are agents in this com
munity.-(Penn & Holstein.)
mostly of hi
with neat hi
of colors, vi
and a hal
It shoreiy is #ood and
it's^ood all the time
THE RQLY T?TTJDR CO.,
NEW ORLEANS. USA. !
Fresh breakfast bacon at 16-2-3cta.
May & Prescott.
Full supply of belting, packing |
and lace leather always on hand.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
We have never before shown
such a large and varied assortment j
of rugs and art squares. The ladies |
are invited to call and inspect these
Edgefield Mercantile Company,,
Large assortment of perfumery
and toilet water.
Large assortment of hair brushes
and combs. B. Timmons.
New crop Georgia cane syrup.
May Ss Prescott.
When you want a dependable
fountain pen-the best on the mar
ket-try a Waterman. We carry ai
full assortment of these celebrated
Penn & Holstein.
Hall and dining roora lamps at |
Ramsey <fc Jones.
I was never before better able to
take care of your eye glass work
than I am at prpaor.t. My stock if
am herc all the time and can cor
rect anything about your glasses
that may for any reason be unsat
isfactory after the work is done.
This fact should appeal to you.
GEORGE F. MIMS, Optician
Edgefield, - - - S.C."
O and $18.00 suits at
Oand 27.50 " "
is now on
sent o n af
HATS, SHAPES and
) ARE TO GO IN T
; to complete the
Statement of the condition of
The Bank of Trenton
located at Trenton, S. C., at the c-ose
of business Dec. 1st, 1910.
Loans and Discounts
Furniture and Fixtures
Due from Banks and
Silver and other Coin
Checks and Cash Items,
Capital Stock Paid in
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Individual Deposits subject
to Check v
Time Certificates of Deposit
Total $61,012 45
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
' COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
Before me came H. W. Hughes Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, "be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con- j
dition of said bank, as shown by the |
books of said bank.
H. W. HUGHES.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this the 5th day of Dec. 1910.
W. D. HOLLAND,
Notary Public S. C.
J. C. LONG,
J. F. BETTIS.
S. T. HUGHES,
We keep a full supply of repairs,
for the McMormick, Deering and
Osborne mowers. Call on us when
you need any parts.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
We have accepted the agency, for
Babcock buggies. Large shipment
now on the road. Call and inspect
these high-class vehicles.
Ramsey & Jones.
We can furnish you with wire for
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Quantities of delightful gifts for
girls of all kinds at
W. E. Lynch & Co's.
Ye farmers, come to us for your
farm wagons. Our "Old Hickory,"
"White Hickory" and Hackney
wagons are known throughout the
length and breadth of the county.
They have been tested for years
upon Edgefield's rough roads.
Ramsey & Jones.
For Rent: New Six Room Dwell- j
ing with good well, barn and sta- \
bles, one tenant house in yard; good
orchard-also one-horse farm if de
sired, including pasture. One mile
J. W. Cheatham.
V * .* * TT
. The sale
o the great
will be !
AU persons owning property of ai.y %
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustee are required to
malee returns of the same to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir-/
ed by law to add a penalty of 50 per
cent to all property that is not return
ed on or before the 20th day of Febru
ary in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed -taxable polls.
The township assessors - are respect
fully requested to meet me at the ap
pointments for taking tax returns m
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
ure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers, I
or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
Roper's, Monday Jan. 16.
Meriwether, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Collier, Wednesday Jan. 18.
Red Hill, Thursday Jan. 19.
Clark's Hill, Friday Jan. 20.
Modoc, Saturday Jan. 21.
Parks vi lie, Monday Jan. 23.
Plum Branch, Tuesday Jan. 24.
Will Winn's, Wednesday Jan. 25.
Liberty Hill, Thursday Jan. 26.
Cleora, Friday Jan. 27.
Pleasant Lane, Saturday Jan. 28.
Meeting Street, Monday Jan. 30.
Johnston, Tuesday Jan. 31.
Herrin's Store, Wednesday Feb. 1.
J J. R. TlMMERMAN,
- Auditor E. C. S. C.
James A. Dobey,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over Farmers BaruVBuilding
J AS. Si BYRD.
. EDGE FIELD, S. C.
Office over Post-Office.
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
and SPLITTERS. -
Gins and Press Repairs.
AUGUSTA, G At