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Edfirefield, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17,1904.
. The most profitable session of
the "General Assembly that ha6
been held in many years will CIOSP
on Saturday next.
Qb, the hand shaking and bahy
kissing that will be done through
out the length dud breadth of old
sedgefield this year!
Senator Marcus A. Hanna, the
centrai figure of the Republican
parodied iu Washington ou
Monday evening of typhoid fever.
Andrew Carnegie has contribu
ted $1;;000 for booka for the Colum
bia library. Possibly he could b<
induced to aid the Edgefield pub
lic library. Who knows?
In consequence of the tyranny
and unmerciful treatment that thr
Jews have received at tho hands
of Ruesia/tbe Hebrews of Ameri
ca will purchase a $3,000,000
battleship and present it to Japap.
The ..sensation of the hour in
South Carolina is that caused by
the report of the committee ap
pointed last year to investigate
the work on the State < aprtol. We
furnish our leaders with the report
iu detail. It is interesting lead
A prominent Charlton jeweler
says he sells more engagement
rings than wedding Hugs. That's
easy-there are about 16 engage
mente to one wedding.
Not so with Edgefield. One
would judge from this season's re
cord iu our litt?e city that there
was a "leap in the dark" for every
v. The large insurance companies
that are'?s.jjnj^ Q
t^iav?"become very^p?rlanT] jbTj
tf acton? in affaire financial and
commercial. Notwithstanding that
' many of them lost heavily in the
".recent Baltimore conflagration,
one company has offered to lend
$2,000,000 at 4* per cent in that
firo'stricken city for building pur
Incendiary fires are of very fre
quent occurence, but very rarely
is any one punished for the crime
which is one of the most despica
ble that could be committed and
is even moro cowardly than an as
sassination. If several necks were
cracked for it and if such fiends
were sure that the sleuth hounds
of the law would never rest until
they caught them, something of a
reform might be accomplished.
William Jennings Bryan is to
lecture in Spartanburg on Friday
eyening. Four or six years ago
such an occasion would have at
tracted thousands of people from
both of the Carolinas but now it is
scarcely commented upon, aDd
very little stock is taken in it.
This is proof positive that Bryan is
a back number, politically Epeak
ir>?" "d his gratuitous advice iu
airs works untold detri
The senate has not yet taken ac
tion upon the "ya?ler dawg" bill
that passed the House. It is to
be hoped that this measure will
become a law. Besides riddiug
our county of many worthless cur?,
which are a perpetual nuisance and
menace, a considerable sum would
be realized for the public school
fund. Just how many canines
there are in this county we do not
know, but according to the audi
tor's-books for 1903 their assessed
value wes $10,650, and this should
indicate a great number of dogs,
for many of them are not worth a
nickel with a hole iu it.
Unless all bigns fail the number
of candidates who will ask for the
suffrage of tbs people of our coun
ty this summer will be unprece
dent dly great, Besides the offices
that were filled by the primary two
years ago, a State Senator, CJf.rk,
Sheriff, Master, Judge of Probate
aud Coroner will have to be elected
this year. A. whole regiment of
redoubtablo knights will iine up
in due season for the several con
tests, and we suggest lhat Col.
?Preston Brooks Mayson, who will
offer his services-.for the highest
and-whose record is as uu
'ed as the blade of a brand
JOHNSTON, S. C., ;
Feb. 15,1904. j.
I Correspondence to the ADVERTISER.
Several car loads of guano for
the Ready ville Club were delivered
here last week. Notwithstaudiug
the cold disagreeable weather there
has been a constant stream of
! wagons hauling guano, cotton seed
rneal and hulls, and farm supplies.
Lumber and brick have been
placed on the lots for the Lutheran
parsonage, and residence of Mr.
Mr. aud Mrs. A. P. Lott visited
The teachers meeting was held
on Thursday evening at the resi
dence of Mrs. Ida Norris. These
[meetings are very interesting and
The New Century Club met at
'the home of Mrs. B. F. Lewis.
The history has been very inter
esting until the late war between
?he states was reached, and much
indignation was expressed at the
I great injustice to the South, by
the historians of the day. MM.
Fred Parker gave us Rome
sweet music, and delightful re
freshments served by our charm
ing hostess through th? afternoon
I Town improvement is still under
discussion. Special attention ie
called to the back yards which are
generally unsightly places. One
of the neatest yards within our
kuowJedge is that of Mrs. W. T.
Walton. The Martha grape grow
ing over the back porch is exquis
itely lovely, aud serves the three
fold purpose of beiug restful for
the eye, delicious to the taste, and
a screen from the suu. A cluster
of Althea bushes, trimmed flat on
top forms a compact growth that
is usi'd fortuning heds or spread
ing anything to dry, besides being
useful is quite ornamental.
Sunflowers grow any where, and
while chickens will not eat young
plants they are very fond of the
Miss Lyl?i LaGrone entertained
a large number of her many friends
on Thursday evening.
The Methodist Juvenile Mis
sionary Society gave a valentine
party on Saturday evening for the
purpose of making mouey for mis
We are not frozen, and neither
ire we plowing up the graves of
?ur ancestors to plant cotton, as
ve were admonished not to do bv
jol. Jas. T. Bacon, but we are
larnestly hoping the cold will
ast sufficiently long to guarantee
^ fruit crop, and that the price o?
otton may continue to lise until
re can make a crop, and sell it.
Ve fancy the jingle of fifteen or
ixteen coins for a pound of cotton
rould help the hurt of the years
f five cents cotton. Lest some of
be readers, not knowing us. should
iy we are mercenary, we'd add
at the young roan may be eo
urag?d to farm. Tis lamentable
see the country reared boys who
B yearly leaving the farms for a
?rkship or some city phase of
;e. We say, let the farm pro
icts advance in value, and the
rmers tons sing of the farm,
was good for my father and its
iod enough for me."
The act of the legislature in es
blishing scholarships worth
.00 each to Clemson College for
ie agricultural course ie a step in
ie right direction and just as it
Considering the enormous privi
ge tax on fertilizers which the
inner pays and v\bich goes whol
r to Clemson, 'tis eminently pro
er that some of it should be used
) as to return to the farms. We
eed men of intelligence-who aro
otaniBts, chemists and zoologists
s well as financiers to run tho
Apropos, of the legislative work
-tho canine tax which is to go to
cbools, is good, and we are glad
he Honorable body saw fit to
oake it half as great as his own
toll. 'Twill give more eggs for
he one dollar bipeds to eat! as
yell as aiding the schools, and be
ng of inestimable value to the
iheep raisers. This last reason is
>f paramont import.
But, Mr. Editor, I must to the
jews of the day.
Fruit has been slightly injured
cry the warm days forcing the
buds, then the intense cold.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Adams visit
id in the Colliers and Horn's
Ureek sections last week.
The school here numbers thirty
pupils, which is quite large for
Mrs. Bonier, of Grovetown, Ga.,
is visiting her daughter Mrs. Dr.
Smith of this place.
Miss Buehla Dunaway of Lin
coln County Ga., is visiting Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. King.
Captain Cahill, who superin
tended the construction of the C. j
& W. C. R. R., formerly the Au
gusta & Knoxville, after an ab
sence of twenty-five years is visit
ing in this community. He is
very active for one so advanced in
years, but he bas retired from buei
Ue9S- . ur TL
Our new R. R-, agent Mr. John
Sims, of Waterloo, is giving gi eui
satisfaction to the business men,
as well as to the girls, to whom he
is very attentive.
Clark's Hill will very sot u have
long distance telephone connec
tion with Augusta and the outside
wcrld io addition to the local sys
tem which bas been in use for
At the last meeting of the Young
Peoples' Lit-iiary Club, composed
of the school boys and girls, the
foll wing officers were elected:
President, Robbie Meriwether;
Vic-PreBident, Eugene Adam?;
Secretary and Treasurer, Mist
Caddie Scott, Critic, M i SB Lizzn
Rich. The study for the Club is
Cooper and bis works.
Mi" Sadie Meriwether who has
been in school in gillen Ga., is at
home now. Her mother, Mrs. J.
G. Meriwether is ju Al le?dale
visiting the latter's father, Dr.
Ogilvie, who ie ill.
We DC ?es from our Suuday
school The bright face of Miss
Minnie Butler, who has euten.d
the S. C. 0. I.
DEATH OF PRESIDENT OF
.The Edgeiield Manufacturing
When it was reported that Mr.
C. J. Burton had decided to ieavn
Edgefield Hverybody wondered wi o
would succeed him.1 Finally it
was announced that Mr. J. S Price,
of New YorK, had accepted the
presidency of the oil and cotton
mills. And fr nu the first day of
his adminis'ration it becamo evi
dent that a wise s< lection had been
made, for not only was Mr. Price
a manufacturer of vast experience
but he possessed a rare degree of
business acumen. BeeidefT being
able lo reach within the twinkling
of au eye a definite decision or
conclusion in thi3 or that business
matter, he was endowed with an
unusual degree of executive ability
H-hich enabled him to do things
and have things done.
Despite his physical infirmities,
during his comparatively short ad
min istration he transformed the
old oil mill into a new one, repair
ing the exterior and discarding old
machinery and installing new
wherever practicable. Jt was Mr.
Price who plauued and erected the
refii.ery which has greatly en
hanced the value of the oil mil)
No? only did Mr. Price i nprove
the plants in a material way but
from the cutset he won the coi fi
deuce and esteem of the officials,
sub-officials and oneratives by his
uniform kindness and considera
tion for lhem. He also made
:'riends rapidly among the citizens
Df our town. Is there any wonder
then that eveiybody became soli
citous eon ie months ago over his
physical decline which after a
lingering illness resulted in his
death on Frida}'- morning last.
The very best medical skill a.tend
ed him and loved ones administer
?d uuto him but no oarthly power
?ould slay the icy hands of Death.
The deceased was born and rear
id in Charleston, but bpgan his
jusiness career iu the oh mill
jusiuess in Columbia, later going
o Raleigh where he married.
fexaR being ?u inviting field he
rent to Houston, ?vhere he erected
h* largest oil mill in the world
nd resided for many yf-ara. Fin
ally he was induced to go to New
rork, from which place he came
3 Edgefield in the hope of rega?D
?g his health.
The deceased is survived by a
eyoted wife aud three bright auvl
ffectionato children, who accom
anied the remains lo Raleigh on
The matter of feed is oi
emendous importance to the
rmer. Wrong feeding is
ss. Right feeding is profit.
The up-to-date farmer knows
hat to feed his cows to get
ie most milk, his pigs to get
ic most pork, his hens to
et the most eggs. Science.
But how about the children ?
ire they fed according to
dence, a bone food if bones
re soft and undeveloped, a
bsh and muscle food if they
re thin and weak and a blood
ood if there is anemia ?
Scott's Emulsion is a mixed g
ood; the Cod Liver Oil in it .1
nakes flesh, blood and muscle,
he Lime and Soda make bone
md brain. It is the standard
identifie food for delicate
Send for free
Tit sure that this picture In
the form of a label ? on the
?wrapper of every bottle ot |
Emulsion you buy.
409 Pear! St., N. Y.
50c. and $1 ? all druggist*
The finest city and village
Churches are "painted with the
Longmau & Martinez Paints, and
we want every Church to accept
our donation whenever they paint.
8 & 6 n,"ke 34, therefore when
you want fourteen gallons of paint,
buy only eight of L. ct M. and
mix six gallons of pure Linseed
Oil with it, making cctual cost of
paint about $1.20 per gallon.
Don't pay $1.50 a gallon for
Linseed Oil (worth 60 cents)
which you do when ycu buy other
paints in a can with a paint label
Many houses are well painted
with four gallons of L. & M. and
three gallons of Linseed Oil mixed
Wears and covers like gold.
These Celebrated Paints are sold
by The Penn Drug Store._
FOR SALE : Ten or fifteen
Digs and shotes, from $1.75 to
$2.00 eacb. Apply to F. N. K.
AUDITOR'S OFFICE, )
EDGEFIELD, S. C.- j
This office will be open to receive re
turi.s of personal property for taxa'
rion from the 1st day of January ti
, the 2(Jth of February following-.
All transfers of Heal Estate mad<
since lust, year's assessment must be
noted on the return-stating numbei
of acres, from whom bought, or tc
The Towns! ip Assessors are respect'
fully requested to meet me at the ap
pointments for taking tax returns in
their respective townships, and they
are also required to malee tax returns
for all those who fail to make tbeir-own
within tbe time prescribed by law,
that the legal 50 per cent, penalty be
added for I heir failure to so do.
All male citizens between thu ages
of2l and 00 year?, except ex-Confeder
ate soldiers over 50 years of age, and
those Incapable ol earning a support
from being maimed or from any other
causf are deemed taxable poll?.
All pprsons owning puperfy or hav
ing control of ?neb as husband guar
dian, executor, administrator, or in
any fiduciary capacity arc requirep co
are required lo^return (he same for
taxai ion, and upon their failure to do
so 50 per cent penalty will be add to
the valuation of a)l*such property.
For the convenience of tax-payers
I or my representative will be at the'
f< Mowing places on the dates mention-*
ed to leceive tax returns;
Trenton, Thursday Jan.-2Sth
Arthur Herrings, Friday " 29th
Johnston, .Saturday M 30^h
Elmwood, Monday Feb. 1st
Pleasant /.are, Tuesday M 2nd
W Y Quailes', Wednesday " 3rd
. Longmirerf, Thursday ." 4th
Plum Branch, Friday '.' Sib
Parksville, ?Saturday " 6th
Modoc, Monday " 8th
Clark's Hill, Tuesday u 9th
W Cbeatham's, Wednesday " lOih
Roper's X Roads, Thursday " lilli
Collier. Friday " 12th
Ked Hill, Saturday " 13th
At Edg.ilield to February 20th.
J. B. I1ALTIWAN ?ER,
THE DEATH PENALTY.
A little thing sometimes result*
deal h. Thus a mere scratch,
insignificant cuts or puny boils
lave-paid the d -ath penally. Jt
is wise lo have Bucklun's Arnica
Salve ever bandy. It's th? best
Salve on earth and will preven*
"ata I itv, v. beti Burn?, Sores, Uiceis
ind Plies threat eil. Only 25c, at.
nu- Penn Di u-? $:orp.
What we have 1 -fl 'in Missen
"?lo ?ks wi I bu s rd ut a reduction
if 25 p'T cent
C. E. M AV.
3 I 'GEE'lELD. S, O
Teth Kxlr..cbd without Pain.
Fourteen Years Experience.
Mee over Post Office
>Vlien placing your Insur
ance, give me a call. 1 rep
resent a very strong line jf
Insurance Pompan ?es ;.. a?so.
Insurance Co. I will apprt
preciate a share of your bu il
lness. I can be found at my"
office--Onii? N'o. 2---over, Bank of
Kit ge ti el il.
J*ime? X. MIMS
Stock and p.ultry bave few
troubles which are not bowel and
Uv PT irremi anties. Black
cine ?s a bowel and iver remedy
for stock. It puts the organs of
digestion in a perfect comhtion
Prominent American breeders and
firmcrs keep their herds and flocks
S hi by giving them an occa
sional dose of Bhc^raught Stock
and Poultry Medicine in their
food Any stock raiser maybuya
25-cent half-pound air-tight can
of this medicine from his dealer
and keep his stock in vigorous
health for weeks. Dealers gener
?p Black-Draught Sto& and
Poultry Medicis. U yours doe.?
not, send 25 cents for a sample,
can to the manufacturers The
Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chat
ROOKELLB, GA.. Jan. 30,1902.
Rlaci-Drought Stock and Poultry
SS ^looking bad whoa yon nent
? medicine and now thoj-ar.
getting 60 flae. Tliey are looking 20
por cent, better^ broceingtoN?
GET O?R PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits. Gin. Press
Cane Mill, and Shingle Outfits.
]!uilcii:eJ rirrc, F priory, Furic
and Railroad Castings, Railroad, M ll
Machinists'and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Packing, Injectors, Pipe
Fittings,Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
ca*! every day. Work 150 Hands.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler,
Fress n nd Gin W'orki
'^T Repa is Promptly Done '
Lombard Iron Worts & Supply Co
2?8 7th Strsoi, Augusta, Ga.,
S!VES FRFE EYE TESTS for all defects of
jirUtv^lnds the jn-opor glasses and WAR
Lenses cut ir.lc your frame while you wait.
r-offlC ' ''. ".' -ti tells If you need
. IfJ?C " - medicine or^Usse?
First sign of RHEUMATISM. Dangerous ta let H
run. Easy to cure now. A single bottle of
Will probably do the work. Bad easel require more. RHEUVACIDE
cures by getting rid of the cause, io that no trace of thc divest* lingen
in the system. It purifies the blood, relieves the inflammation J< the kid
neys, the chronic constipation and the catarrh that follows such a condi
tion of the system.
Though Mrs. Mary E. Welborn, ol Hleh Point, N. C., is 80 years old
and had suffered from rheumatism for 20 years, she was completely cured
by RHEUM ACIDE, and declares she feels "years younger" and is anxious
for "all who a>? suffering from any of the forms of ?his d'ead disease" to
try RHEUM ACIDE and be cured. .
REV. J. R. WHEELER, a noted Methodist minister, of Relsterstown,
Md., writes enthusiastically of RHEUMACIDE, which ?rad him. He U
75 years old and has been in the ministry SO years.
SAMPLE DOTTLE FMKC FROM
BOBBITT CHEMICAL CO., PROPRIETORS.
"GETS AT THE JOINTS FROM THE INSIDE."
-IR" "W^e Sell
^ THE SOUTHERN STATES PHOSPHATE AND
FERTILIZER COMPANY'S GOODS.
THE AUGUSTA H I "J-H G JUDE GUANO,
P. AND F.'GUANO.
AMONI AT ED DISSOLVED BONE,
ALL GRADES OF ACID,
KAIN IT AND NITRATE OF SODA
NOW in ware house READY for DE LIV
Give us a call BEFORE you
buy your FERTILIZERS.
.JONES & SON.
I Why Use Many Words to Tell You That
I The Best
I On Earth
ARE HADE BY
t? They have the Best Facilities, use the Best Materials,
and maintain the highest reputation for the
evenness and value of their Fertilizers.
t57?e Virginia-Carolina UhemicaJ
CHARLESTON, S. C.
ttDIOS RADIOS RADIOS
?tipertdous offer made hy
well-knowu Phila. firm.
?.DIOS RADIOS RAD?OS
rinisands of persons in all sec
tils of the country have been
ealed by this wonderful
Every educated person has
hed of Radium, its wonderful
pors and healing qualities have
acpied page after page in the
M'opolitau publications. Ai
nu everybody kuow8 that it ie
tfyrea'test remedy '.hat God has
evgivs.u to suffering humanity
Dase germs of every description
floefore it-they cannot stand
thontact. We have such faith
inr propopition that we guarau
tebpolulely to cure you. Wbai
isTe wo will give you a written
coact lo that effect. This offer
beever been duplicated. Fill
oi?e blank below and mark thfj
m|y from which you are suffer
ired receive by return mail in
fojiion that will be worth buo
drof dollars to you. Ask any
haig firm regarding our re
Frier Free Oiler Free Offer
R VD IOS CO.
SI2 Drexel Itiiihling
Kindly send me freo ol'cost
i ation rejrardintf your R;i
(reatment and your wondei
EDGEFLELD, S. C.
State and County Depository
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J FI. BOUKMGHT, J. A. BENNETT,
J. AI. COBB, B. S. HOLLAND,
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C FULLED,
W. E. PRESCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, President
W. W. ADAMS. Vice-Prerident.
E. J. MI MS, Cashier
J. H. ALEEN, Ass't Cashier.
Pays interest on deposits by special
Money to loan on liberal term.-.
Prompt and polite attention to bus
YOUR Account Solicited.
J a th.irough-brfld .lei Bey
bujnd your cows to my lot.
A. ?2.CO will bi> charged tu
] A. B. COVAR, .
Edge Meld, S. C.
Thousands Have Kidney Trouble
and Don't Know
How To Vlad Oat.
Fill a bottle or common glass with your
water and let it stand twenty-four hours; a
sediment or set?
tiing indicates an
tion of the kid
neys; if it stains
your linen it is
evidence of kid
ney trouble; too
frequent desire to
pass it or pain in
the back is also
convincing proof that the kidneys and blad
der are out of order.
What to Do.
Thare ia comfort In the knowledge so
often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney remedy fulfills every
wish in curing rheumatism, pain in the
back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part
of th? urinary passage. It conrects inability
to held water and scalding pain in passing
It, or bad effects following use of liquor,
wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
neceisity of being compelled to go often
during the day, and to get up many times
during the night. The mild and the extra
ordinary effect of SwairtNRoot Is soon
realized, lt stands the highest for Its won
derful cures of the most distressing cases.
If you need a medicine you should have the
best. Sold by druggists in 60c and$l. sizes.
You may have a sample bottle of this
and a book that tells
more about it, both sent
absolutely free by malt,
address Dr. Kilmer & Bern? of awaii^Root.
Co., Binghamton, N. Y. When writing men
tion reading this generous otter In t hi*paper.
Original and Only e<.nui?e.
SAKK. AI??M reliable Ladle*, ut Drn?rlit
for CIIlOniCSTKK'S KNGLISIf
lu UKO ?:??] Gultl metallic box?. i?*l?d
willi blur ribbon. Tu Lr no other. Refine
Itunirvroua Hub.lltollono and liait*.
Hun?. HUT of Tour Drucill, or Mod 4c. ls
>ltmii( for Particular*. Tcatlmoulali
mil '* Jtclle* for Ladles,"tn lillir, bj re
turn Mull. 10.OOO Twtlnwolai*. Sold br
all l;rug|liu. Chlrkealor Choaaloal Co
wer. AladiMB t?e-a?. PIULA., PA.
WE might relate to you
the History of our SHOE
business, and at the end you
might find just cause to dis
pute us on some point. But
it is a fact, with no chance
for a dispute that we sell
SHOES that look well, wear
well and at prices to meet the
just opinion of the most care
THE CORNER STORE,
W. H. T?fWE??,
And we will have it if selling reli
able merchandise at reasonable prices
will get it.
On DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
DRESS GOODS, SHOES, ?HATS,
and UNDERWEAR we cannot be
beat in town. We buy ri^ht and
Come look at my goods, get my
prices and you will become my cus
We can please you.
Edgefield, S. C.
BIG LOT OF LACES
Everything new and
at very low prices.
See pur"Society King"
and "Chief Jnstice"Shoes
for men and "Phono
graph" and Florodora
Shoes for "Women.
If you want Shoes we
can please you.
G. E. MAY.
DORN & MIMS
B. L. JONES & SONS,
Livery and Sale Stables,
WE h ave about 25 bead of fresh shipped HORSES and
MULES in our Stables now aud will have another car of
Stock in a few days.
VE have now on hand between
65 and 75 hoad of HORSES and M ULES, aud will carry a
heavy supply of them throughout the entire winter and
spring seseon. Prices range from $25.00$250.00 per head.
WE do not handle western or unbroken stock, we will
handle the veiy best stock that money and experience can
buy for all rouud southern use.
WE buy direct from the produoer and challenge any
southern market on prices and quality. We have bad ex
tensive experience in the horse business and think we are
capable of buying stook that will suit people in all avoca*
lions of life. So people will always get whac they buy and
pay for from us.
We have on hand now several head of extra nice driving
horses that can show a 2.20 gait any day.
B. L. JONES & SON.
Stables rear of Court House.