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Office No. 61.
Residence, No. 17.
Wednesday, Jan'. 20.
LOCAL AND rJERSONAL,
This approaching Sabbath Rev.
iE. C. Bailey preaches at Trenton in
the morning at 11:30. At night he
-will preach in Johnston at 7:45.
Mr. S. D. Mays has resigned as
?arrieron rural route No. 2, the
resignation to become effective the
1st of February. There will proba
bly be more than a score of appli
cants for the placo..
Mr. J.G. Meriwether of Allen
dale S. C. has for some days been
by the bed side of his father Dr. J.
??. Meriwether who is quite sick
at the home of his daughter, F.
L. Middleton, at the old home.
While Governor Manning sits
firmly in the saddle, we are sitting
-determinedly on the job of filling
prescriptions in a manner that is
safe, sane, and satisfactory to suf
fering souls. Why not yours?
Collett & Mitchell.
Rev. Alfred Alderman, of Louis
ville, Ky., has been invited to fill
the pulpit of the Baptist church
next Sunday morning and eve
ning. He is son of Dr. Alder
man, pastor of the First Baptist,
church of Spartanburg.
All the members of the Baptist
?horch will be present to make the
?bower heavier on Friday evening.
A splendid opportunity for every
single member of the church to get
together and spend a few hours in
social and friendly greetings.
Mr. L. T.May and bis bride were
guests of honor at a charming tea
given by Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cog
feurn at their home Tuesday evening.
.Several other friends were honored
with invitations. The very pleasant
occasion will l<mg be remembered
by the congenial coterie.
A new president has been pro
claimed in Mexico. The people of
that unfortunate country would
doubtless be more contented ?fl
served a square meal occasionally.
Speaking of square meals, we have<j
the etuff necessary for their prepa
tion. ' Phone No. 8.
Collett & Mitchell.
Saturday evening last Mrs. Ma
anie N. Tillman entertained with an
?lab?rate tea in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. L. T. May, her guests nura
bering about twelve. Mrs. R. G.
Shannonhouse and Miss Miriam
Norris added to the pleasure of the
occasion by rendering several vocal
.election? very sweetly, being ac
companied by Mrs. Tillman on the
A conference of the members of
the Baptist church will be held
Sunday morning. This will be an
important business meeting, and a
full attendance of the members is
School Children Help.
The following contributors to the
Belgian Relief Fund were made by
the Edgefield graded and high
50 cans condensed milk,
- 5 cans salmon,
33 cans vegetables and fruit, etc,
Coffee and rice to value $1.00,
Clothing, shoes, etc., $10.00.
; Cash, S8.04
j Previously sent in (cash) $4.57.
Three candidates announce "in
tbit? issue for the House of Repre
sentativesto fill the vacancy from
this county. The aspirants are M.
P. Welle s. McG. Simkins and J.
JJ. Walker, their announcement:
having been received in the order
named. As all of them reached this
office at the eleventh hour, we are
nuable to give them special mention,
but that is not necessary as they are
representative citizens who have
friends in all parts of the oounty.
Death of Mrs. Clippard.
The death of Mrs. L. L. Clippard
at hei home Thursday night after
only a very brief illness caused pro
foond sorrow throughout the com
manity. Since Mr. and Mrs. Clip
pard came to Edgefield to reside
?bout five years ago they have made
nany strong friends. Sh? was an
?active member of the Baptist church
-and was identified with every de
partment of the church lifo. Her
devotion to her home and those who
were nearest and dearest to her was
'indeed beautiful, making h?r death
one of the many dispensations of
Providence the finite mind can not
Before her marriage Mrs. Clip
pard was Miss Goodlett and was
reared in Spartanburg. Friday
morning the body was carried to
Spartan burg for interment, the fu
neral being conducted by Dr. M.
fA Jeffries. Among the beautiful
floral tributes was one from the
Woman's Mission Society of the
Baptist chinch here.
She is survived by her husband
and four children, the youngest be
ing an infant two days old. The
profound sympathy of the entire
community is extended to the be
reaved husband aud father.
D. A. R. Meeting.
The monthly meeting of Old 96
District chapter D. A. R. was held
at the home of Mrs. J. W. Peak on
Tuesday afternoon, a large number
of the membership being present.
In the absence of the Regent,
Mrs. VVoodson, Mrs. B. E. Nichol
son, vice-Regent, preside!. Several
matters of a business nature were
brought up. Miss Chappell was
to continue her organization of the
children's chapter, the annual dues
were collected from as many as
were prepared, and all urged to send
those still duo to Mrs. Hollings
worth this month, that no name
may bi? left out when the annual
membership report is made.
At the close of the business pro
gram, the historian, Miss Sarah Col
lett, called upon those to whom she
bad assigned parts on the program,
the subject being "South Carolina
women in the Revolution." A paper
prepared by Mrs. A. A. Woodson
on th?3 subject, was read by Mrs.
J, L. Miras; Mrs. Shannonhouse
sang a very unique solo about Mol
lie Pitcher; Mrs. J. H. Allen read
an article from a magazine publish
ed in 1845 regarding a very heroic
Quakeress in the city of Philadel
phia during the Revolution. Miss
Florence Mims gave a selection,
"Emily Gager's ride."
At the close of the program the
hostess assisted by a trio of pretty
young girls served a delightful sal
ad course with coffee and whipped
THREE BOXES DID IT,
Jeter Street Man Tells of His
Cure. . ,
Mr. Paul's work brought a strain
on his kidneys, which resulted in a
bad attack of various aches and
pains. This trouble might have be
come more serious had not Doau's
kidney pills been used. Three box
es made a cure, read about it.
T J Paul, Jeter street, Edgefield,
says: "My trouble was brought on
by being on my feet continually. I
had a duli pain in my back and I
tired easily. When I was on my
feet for any length of time, my
back got sore and stiff. My rest was
broken at night, as the kidney se
cretions were too frequent in pas
sage, causing me to get up a num
ber of times. After using three box
es of Doan's kidney pills procured
at Penn & Holstein's drug store, 1
was cuied of the backache and other
symptoms of kidney trouble."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask ior a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mr. Paul had. Foster-Mil burn
Co., Props., Bu ff a o, N. Y.
DALLAS, APRIL 28-MAY L
Every man, concerned In the be3t
Interests of the Southland, owes It
:o himself TO attend the big Cotton
Convention to be held in Dallas. Apri?
28lh to May 1st.
This will be a monster rally, at
tended by thousands of people in all
walks of life, and from all parts of
The Convention will doubtless place
prominently before the world the won
derful work being accomplished by
tile Southern States Cotton Corpora!
tion, In establishing a stable price for
cotton, and a dependable market sys
tem for the future.
The convention will be held at tho
Pair Park coliseum, and aside from
the advantages of a trip to Dalla?, the
broadening benefits derived by con
tact with leading mea of the Soutb
concerned in cotton, cannot be eati
mated. Reduced railroad rates.
On the 18th day of February lylo,
I will make a final settlement on
the estate of O. J. Prince, deceased,
and at said time will apply for my
final discharge as Executrix. All
persons interested will take due no
tice arid govern themselves accord
Jan. 19, '15. Executrix.
The Negro In His Lair, .No. 2
The negro does not lay up treai
ures on earth where moths and rui
would corrode them, or where thieve
might break in and steal, but whe
he has money or other valuabl
things he immediately puts it i
circulation; and the things in whic
he usually invests are never of
permanent or lasting nature. H
spends much money each year fe
legal advice and medical servia
presumably for finding out what h
oughttodo,so that he may do the op
posite, for it is a well known fat
that a negro was never known t
shut a gate or follow anybody's ac
vice about anything. He is also a
ardent admirer of the work turne
out by the dental surgeon, and dee
down in every negro'* heart there i
a secret longing to some day hav9
gold tooth in front and one on
plate, so that he can take it ont an
look at it and put it back at wil
He is likewise a great admirer c
art, and in nearly every negro
home, however bumble, there hang
a life-size 'crayon portrait of bin
self on the wall, right opposite th
door, where you will be sure to se
it as you come in the door. Th
rest of his surplus money he usuall
spends for entertainment, prefeii
bly an excursion, but anything eh
will do. I have frequently stoo
on thc street corner on a cole
gloomy winter day and watched :a
many as fifty negroes, who wodi
not average fifty cents each in casi
and none of whom had on clothe
enough to flag a train, clinging to
merry-go-round, grinding out .th
well-Jcnown and rauch-belove 1 mel
ody, "Oh, Bill Bailey, Why Don'
You Come Horne!" and their Iron
teeth shining like the keys on
"baby grand" piano, while grea
crowds of others, who did not hav
the price of a ride, were standihgi:
half-frozen mud, half shoe deep
cheering them as they came round
All things are pleasing to him. 1
circus or funeral are equally enjoy
able, but a protracted meeting, fol
lowed by a big baptizing, or a tern
of the circuit court, followed by ?
public hanging, is his chiefest de
The negro was once the whit
man's Blave, but that was only for i
short lime, and that was a part o
the great scheme which God had ir
mind to better prepare him for tin
enjoyment of things which H<
meant to bestow upon him-in th?
future. By long and close associa
tion with the white man he learner
his waysiandUsinner-most thoughts'
and can now size him up and tdassifj
him just as accurately as a cottor
buyer does the different grades ol
cotton, and can do it quicker. Bul
he is no longer a slave tc man oi
mammon, and verily, that scripture
which says, "The last Bhall be firsi
and the first shall be last," has al
ready come to pass, and the negrc
now has reserved seats on the front
row. If any good things are to be
had he is sure to get his share.
Une day a negro asked me if 1
thought a negro had a soul. I told
him I most assuredly did; and if he
did not have one it was the only
thing I ever he&rd of a white man
having that a negro did not get if
he stayed with him long enough.
The negro has no great problems to
solve. There is no race question,
so far as he is concerned. He en
joys the society of all race?, ages
and nationalities, and will mingle
friely with any of them. He en
joys with equal pleasure the com
panionship of a five-year old white
boy or an aged Chinaman, who is
unable to speak or understand a sin
gle work ot English, for in either
case he gets to do most of the talk
The tai iff question or the cur
rency question does not interest him
in the least. Silver is his standard,
and he does not want any other
kind of money. Neither does the
Mexican situation worry him. All
these things.are the white man's
troubles. But if the white folks
want to whip Mexico or anybody
else, for any cause, or without any
cause for that matter, and will
furnish him with the arms and am
munition, and will back him in il,
he will be glad to do it for him.
The road question is the only
question that ever gave the negro
any real trouble; but that was when
he was subject to road duty. Hap
pily, for him, that burden has been
also shifted to the white man, and
the roads of the State are now be
ing worked by taxation, and all he
! h38 to do is to pack them down af
ter they are constructed.
Neither does the levee or the
want of a levee bother him. That
is more of the white man's trouble.
If we have an overflow or if we
do have one it is all right with him.
If we do have one he is the nrst to
have a boat and get out into it and
paddle around from morning till
night, with the blessed assurance
that there will be no more work
done while it lasts, and that he will
draw his rations from his landlord
or frjm the government, sometimes
both, until it subsides.
Wheneveranegro tires of country
life he moves to town, acquires a
charcoal bucket and a tailor's goose,
forms an alliance with some white
man's cook, and, with his living
thus assured, opens a cleaning and
pressing establishment. ?He then
gets np Monday morning aud gath
ers in the Sunday clothes of the
white clerks of the town. After
wearing them himself every night
during the week he gets up Satur
day morning and treats them to a
gasoline bath, flattens them out with
a red-hot iron aud rushes them home
to their owners, so they may wear
them on.Sunday; collects $1.50 for
his services, and goes on his way
rejoicing. But should there be any
special occasion in town on Saturday
night, which he wishes to attend, he
holds back the best suit that he hap
pens to naive on hand and wears it
himself, and carries it home soon
Sunday morning, if he happens to
wake up in time, otherwise its owner
can lay in bed over Sunday, and he
will bring it back some time the
following 'Monday. If perchance
his fancy does not run to cleaning
clothes he gets himself a gasoline
stove and other paiaphernalia, where
with to defeat the vagrant statute,
and sets up a lunch counter, where
he serves all such as care to come
WITH a 1
happen to j
Cold snaps ; have
extra heat needed
At hardware, furni
Washington, D. C.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
. only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
. Southern Railway.
N. E. Schedule figures published
only as information and are not
Trains depart to
No. .* Time
209 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a m
231 Trenton, Augusta 11:10 am
229 Aiken, Charleston 12:20 p m
297 Trenton, Augusta 7:20 pm
Trains arrive from
208 Aognsta, Trenton 8:20 am
230 Columbia, Trenton 11:55am
232 Charleston, Aiken 4:00 p m
20:6 Columbia, Tienton 8:05 p ra
For additional information, Tick
ets, etc., Communicate with
Magruder Dent., District Passen
ger Agent, Augusta, (ra. J. A.
Townsend, Agent, Edgefield, S. C.
his way, irrespective of race, color
or pr.-vioas condition of servitude,
with ham bergers, hot catfish and
beef sausage and some spirits of
fermentation on the side. But
should neither of these Vocations
appeal to him he usually opens up a
colored barbershop with a pool
room and crap table in the rear.
As soon as the city authorities be
come obnoxious to him, however,
he goes back to the quiet country
life-usually right after Christmas
holidays-and joins himself to a
cotton planter, and by his written
contract, duly executed in triplicate,
obligates and binds himself to cul
tivate and gather a crop of cotton
on the land therein described, and
on the strength thereof proceeds to
eat up any where from $5.00 tri
$300.00 worth of grub while he is
waiting for tho ground to get iii
shape io plough. But it very fre
quently happens that when the trees
begin to bud and the birds begin to
sing, Mr. Neuro is seized with ix
wander lust, and suddenly between
two suns he disappears, and the peo
ple who once knew him know bin?
no more forever.
Every South Carolina town also
has its full quota of negro women,
who, like the lilly, toil not, neither
do they spin, yet the Queen ot"
Sheba, in all her glory, was never
clad like unto one of them. Surely
sat, Just When Yoi
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you ar? safeguarded wh
rour heating system.
no terror for you, for the Perfectio
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ARD OIL COI
J. C. LEE, President
If you are going to bt
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE I
We mit nu facture and d
stairs, interior trim, stoi
pews, pulpits, etc., roug
lath, pine and cypress shi
Distributing agents for
Estimates cheerfully a
Corner Roberts ai
the negro is wonderfully and fear
fully made, and bis way3 are past
finding out. Now I don't mind
seeing a negro trying to be a white
man, but I do hate to see a-white
man trying to be a negro.
Some time in t ie future I will tell
you about the ierro when he was
a. slave-his habita and his cus
J. Russel Wright.
Many Disorders Come'From the
Liver Are You Just at Odds
With Yourself? Do You
Are you sometimes at odds witb
yourself md with the world? Dc
you wonder what ails you? True
you may be eating regularly and1
sleeping well. Yet something is
the matter! Constipation, Head*
ache, Nervousness and Billioug
Spells indicate a Sluggish Liver.
The tried remedy is Dr. King's
New Life Pills. Only 25o. at your
Druggist. Bucklen's Arnica Salve
for Skin Eruptions.
Due to the fact that I am agent
for the Ford car, and having all
repair parts in stock and a first
class mechanic, can afford to do
first-class livery cheap.
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop.
i Need It
'-?eater in the
n supplies just the
g room warm and
celess and odorless.
1?re. Look fot the
Charlotte, N. C.
Charleston, S. C.
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
lild, remodel or repair,
JILLS A SPECIALTY.
eal in doors, sash, blinds
.e fronts and fixtures,
h and dressed lumber,
ingles, flooring, ceiling
nd carefully roane.
id Dugas Streets,