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Civil Law, arad What it Stands
Civil law stand for every thing that
is high and holy. It protects our
homes, our lives and property. It
gives us a free press, free speech and
a free ballot. If: is the foundation of
our national life, the bed-rock upon
which the pillars of our liberty rest.
Without civil law, dissolution and
ruin would follow. A man's home is
where he places his shingle, bakes his
bread and pulls off his shoes; this is
his castle, and no man or set of men
can invade that home without a legal
warrant signed and sealed by a prop
er officer of the law. So we reed no j
other agency for the suppression of
the lawlessness. I
I am bitterly opposed to mob vio-j
lenee in any form. A mob has neith-l
er sense ar reason when once start
ed. They have no respect for life or
property.'A man that will cover his
face with a mask to do mischief is
in my opinion, the biggest coward
that lives. And I have no respect or j
sympathy for a coward. In my opin-j
ion, every one who tramples under
tiieir dusty feet the laws that protect
them, should be brought before the
courts and given a fair trial, regard
less of race or color; and if proven :
guilty of crime should be made to i
serve his sentence to the limit of the ?
law. A man that violates the prohi-1:
bition law, and is so proven in the !
court, should be made to pay for his i
crime with pick and shovel in the 1
gang to the limit. If he is allowed to i
pay for his crime in money he can h
pay it off with a few gallons of shine, 1
and step across the branch into the I]
swamp and make more shine the next
I believe tho fine for a fellow car- 1
rjing a gun in his left hand Sunday i
school coat pocket is from ten to i
twenty-five dollairs. Just as long as a i
man can pay in money for selling 1
bootleg shine and toating pistols, i
they will never stop it, but if the ;
courts would give them a sentence of t
from six to twelve months and let \
them pay the same with stripes, pick (
and shovel, that would teach them <
what civil law means. I believe if a M
man won't keep the law like other cit- 1
izens, he should wear the stripes like j
othe? criminals. h
The jury box should be filled with (
mjen of steady purpose, men with
brain and backbone and nerve; men lt
with high ideals of civil law. Bue we t
have so much law, it seems that the I
courts are at fault in not having the e
laws executed. I believe it is the lax- ?
ity of the law that is the cause of so h
much lawlessness in the land. If the c
law was executed and crime was se- (
verely punished, there would be less 1
crime committed. I have always f
thought, and now think that the pen- t
itentiary was bur?t for convicts, but t
it seems now that it is a place of I
refuge for the man-slayer. I noticed 11
some time ago that there were fifteen
penned there for safe keeping, and a
big bunch of convicts, there waiting 1
to see what the supreme court and c
thf- governor will, or can do for them ;
and there are some five .or six in the ]
death house. The three fellows that (
were sentenced to die in the chair <
October 21st, have had their sen- (
tences stayed; then Ed Bigham, who i
killed only five of his family in one
evening was to die last March, but|]
he still sits in the big rocking chair,
living, moving and having his being.
The Book says "Whoso sheddeth
man's blood, by man shall his blood
be shed"-Gen. 9:6.
I attended court sometime ago in
another state where a man was tried
for murder. This was the- third time
that the case had been tried. The
man killed another in a hotel, wit
nessed by a big crowd, but he was ac
quitted and walked out of the court
room as free as a jack rabbit in a
briar patch. But like Lady Macbeth,
he will always smell blood on his fin
gers, and all the rich perfume of j
Arabia will never sweeten them.
I notice that Fox, the father of the
fellow who helped murder the young
man near Leesville, has been before
the governor asking commutation of
sentence to life imprisonment. And
it was also argued that Fox being a
North Carolinian was not familiar
with the laws of this state. That is to
say, that Fox did not know that it
was a violation of the laws of South
Carolina to brutally murder and rob
a man and then drag his body out in
the forest for the vultures of the air j
and the beasts of the forest. Who
?ver did hear of such a pretext! We
need men with high ideals of what
?ivil law stands for, to sit upon the
jury. They should be men after the
flesh. I have said and now say that it
is the laxity of the law that is one
great cause of so much lawlessness.
The law should be executed in full
force, and put a stop to so much vio
lence in the land.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
We have a big lot of old style Fen
ders we are running off at $2.50, get
yours before they are all gone.
YONCE & MOONEY.
Barnwell Banker Takes Own
Barnwell, Oct. 16.-This commu
nity was greatly shocked this after
noon when it became known that Per
ry M. Buckingham, president of the
Bank of Western Carolina, was found
dead in his room at his home here by
members of his immediate family,
who had been attracted by the report
of a pistol. There was a pistol wound
in his right temple and the' following j
note was found clasped in his left |
"Presidency forced on me against]
my will. Nervous system shattered
by strain of new work, brain numb.
Not over four hours' sleep a night for
weeks. Insanity stares me in face.
Something has broken in my head
to-day. Fought hard to hold grip.
Everything slipping in nerves. Am
Just one month ago Mr. Bucking-j
ham was elected president of the
Bank of Western Carilina, which has
branches in eight towns in this sec
tion. The elevation to this position
from that of manager of the Barn
well branch was over his protest, as
he was an ill man at the time, al
though only his closest personal
friends realized his true physical con
dition. During the short time that he
was active head of the institution he
reduced the bank's indebtedness over
$230,000 and leaves it in excellent
condition, but the constant applica
tion to his duties' proved too much
af a strain to his overtaxed powers
of resistance and culminated with
the tragic ending of a most useful
life this afternoon.
Mr. Buckingham was born at Barn
well, November 6, 1862, his parents
oeing J. C. and Esther Rebecca Buck
ingham. He received his education
in the common schools of this place
md at St. Paul's school at Concord,
tf. H., from which he was graduated
n 1881. He was cashier of the Citi
sens' bank of Barnwell until 1890,
ind cashier of the Bank of Barnwell
mtil 1908, when he became president
)f that institution. In 1909 he was
ilected vice president of the Bank of
?Vestern Carolina and manager of its
)ranch at this place, resigning this
position a month ago to accept the *
residency made vacant by the death \
>f H. M. Dibble several months ago.
For 18 years he was a member of
he Barnwell school board of trus
ses and in 1913 was elected a mem
>er of the Barnwell county board of
.ducation. During the world war he
ictively interested himself, in all
)hases of war work, being treasurer
>f the Barnwell chapter of the Red j
Dross and chairman of the Liberty t
oan campaigns in this county, and a j
jreat deal of the success of the Liber
y loan drive in this section was due
o his untiring zeal. Hejw^e a mern
>er of the Episcopal church, having
?esigned as senior warden just twojj
On October 5, 1892, Mr. Bucking
?am married Miss Daisy Duncan, c
laughter of i:he late W. H. Duncan, j
Sr., and a sister of the late W. H. ^
duncan, clerk of court of Barnwell j
:ounty. This union was a most happy i
me and the sympathy of the entire^
:ommunity goes out to the bereaved
vife in this dark hour of grief.
Elide while you pay.-Ford. Y. & M.
FOR SALE: 150 acres three miles
of Edgefield; $10 per acre. 450 acres
?ix miles of Edgefield; $8 per acre.
Petit Jury, Second Week.
F. F. Rainsford, Ropers.
J. P. Brunson, Moss.
J. K. Hair, Ward.
R. D. Lenard, Edgefield.
M. L. Quarles, Collins.
E. M. Quarles, Collins.
W. E. Ouzts, Wise.
J. E. Strom, Talbert.
W. H. Griffis.
J. D. Mathis, Sr., Trenton.
J. C. Glauzier, Blocker.
S. A. Brunson, Wise.
R. D. Seigler, Talbert.
J. F. Logue, Elmwood.
L. F. Holmes, Johnston.
Walter W. Wise, Trenton.
T. W. Berry, Pickens.
John Rainsford, Edgefield. .
R. H. Nicholson,Moss.
G. W. Mobley, Johnston.
J. F. Brown, Moss.
W. H. Clark, Johnston.
J. L. Holmes, Collins.
R. T. Hill, Edgeeld.
W. H. Lott, Johnston.
J. E. Morgan, Jr., Moss.
J. T. Hammond, Collins.
Ed Harrison, Sr., Trenton.
E. M. Crouch, Trenton.
E. J. Parkman, Elmwood.
M. A. Walker, Edgefield.
H. W. McKie, Colliers.
A. J. Ouzts, Blocker.
J. B. Clark, Ward.
J. F. Talbert, Collins.
C. R. Holmes, Edgefield.
BIT TE Hb Famiiv Medicine.
For Sale and Rent.
I have some good mules, a nie*
mare, some Jersey cows and fara
tools for sale at attractive prices,
Also wagons and a practically new
My home dwelling with water and
modern fixtures, farm well, fenced
and several pastures, for rent. Will
give a desirable working man a good
chance. Come and see.
G. D. MIMS,
10-12-2t. Clarks Hill, S. C.
FOR SALE: One fine pointer bitch,
well broken, good qualities.
10-5-2t S. W. BILLER.
The Edgefield Mercantile Company
offers its entire stock of buggies,
wagons, furniture, rugs, stoves, etc,
at unheard of prices for cash. Come
one and all and see our goods and
prices and buy what you have needed
for a long time.-Advertisement.
Notice of Sale of Real Estate.
In the District Court of the United
States for the Western District of
In the matter of S. J. Neal, bank
Pursuant to an order signed by. S.
M. Smith, Esq., Referee in Bank
ruptcy, I will proceed to sell at pub
lic outcry in front of Edgefield Court
House, at Edgefield, South Carolina
on November 7th, 1921, the follow
ing described realty:
Tract No. One : That tract contain
ing two hundred acres, more or less,
in Edgefield County, Ward Township,
and bounded by lands of Huiet, Wil
liams, Clark, Neal, Holmes and being
on the Augusta-Columbia road and
known as the Jack Holmes Mill Place.
Tract No. Two: That tract being
in Edgefield Counnty, Ward Town
ship, containing twenty-three acres,
more or less, and bounded by Neal,
Lott, Posey, and being a part of the
5. J. Neal estate.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash and
the balance in one year or all cash at
the option of the buyer.
Any information relative to the
ibove may be had by applying to the
mdersigned at Edgefield, South Caro
O. B. ANDERSON,
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
ie open for the purpose of receiving
axes from the fifteenth day of Oc_
?ber, 1921 to the fifteenth day of
tfarch, 1922. --
All taxes shall be due and pay_
iWe between the fifteenth day of
Dctober, 1921 and December the
ihirty first, 1921..
That when taxes charged shall not
>e paid by December the thirty first,
L921 the County Auditer shall pro_
;eed to add a penalty of one per
:ent. for January and if taxes are
iot paid on or before February the
:irst 1922, the County Auditor will
oroceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent additional, from the
"irst of March to the fifteenth of
Viarch, after which time all unpaid
:axes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for 1921 are as foL
For State purposes_12
For Ordinary County_ll
For Past Indebtedness_5
For Constitutional School tax-3
For Antioch _8
For Bacon School District-14
For Blocker _8
For Colliers _"4
For Flat Rock_8
For Oak Grove_3
For Red Hill_8
For Edgefield _10
For Elmwood No. 8-8
For Elmwood No. 9_2
For Elmwood No. 30 _2
For Hibler _-8
For Elmwood L. C._3
For Harmony _3
For Johnston _15
For Meriwether (Gregg) -2
For Moss _?3
For Brunson School_4
For Trenton _14
For Wards _ 8
For Wards No. 33_4
For Blocker R. R. (portion-6
For Elmwood R. (portion-6
For Johnston R. R._3
For Pickens R. R. __.-3
For Wise R. R._3
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll
tax of One Dollar each.
All owners of dogs are required to
pay the sum of $1.25 for each dog of
the age of six months or older. This
is not included in the property tax
but a tag must be purchased from the
County Treasurer for each dog be
tween October 15, and December 31,
of each year.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $4.00 commuta
tion tax. No commutation is included
in the property tax. So ask for road
tax receipt when you desire to pay
road tax. Time for paying read tax
will expire February 1, 1922.
J. L. PRINCE,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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Read Letters Below
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" Do not fail to examine the stock of
furniture, rugs, stoves, and house
hold goods oiTered for sale at greatly
reduced prices by the Edgefield Mer
cantile Company. Come at once and
buy something at a bargain. Don't
J. S. BYRD
Office Over Store of
Quarles & Timmerman
Office Phone No. 3
Residence Phone 87
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc. Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing ??ul Feed
Eyes scientifically examined and
glasses properly fitted.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
PURE BRED DUROC JERSEY
I am breeding nothing
but absolutely Pure Bred
Duroc hogs, all registered,
and have pigs, both sexes,
ready for delivery.
Edgefield farmers can
get the BEST in hogs right
at home, without paying
express. Express is a big
item now. See or write me.
W. E. B. Tompkins,
Edgefield, S. C.
Consult Your Own Interest by Consulting Us
Metal or Composition Roofing
Mantels, Tiling, Grates
Doors, Sash, etc.
Youngblood Roofing and
635 Broad St. Telphone 1697
THE FARMERS BANK
OF EDGEF1ELD, S. C.
Capital and Surplus.$175,000.00
SAFETY AND SERVICE IS WHAT WE
OFFER TO THE PUBLIC
Open your account with ns for the year 1921. Invest your
savings in one of oar Interest Bearing Certificates of
Look boxes for rent in which to keep your valuable pa
All business matters referred to us pleasantly and carefully
handled. We Solicit Your Business.
I want the people of Edgeficld
to know that I Repair Watches
and Jewelry of all kinds in the
most approved manner. Twenty
five years of experience.
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216 Campbell St Augusta, Ga.
"emstreet & Alexander
647 Broad Street
Dealers in Gans, Revolvers and
Repairing of Fire Ams, Bicycles,
Key Fitting a Specialty.