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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 1905.
.. Senator ft. R. Tillman, accom
panied by Dr. J. W. Babcock, of
Columbia, has gone to Philadel
phia to consult a specialist. The
senate is no worse but he is not
improving as rapidly as he might.
There were fewer lynchings in
1904 than during any like period
of the preceaing tweu'y years.
These crimes against law and
order will continue to be few so
Jong as inhuman brutes refrain
from committing certain crimes.
The people of the north Ehould
note the fact that wilb the decrease
< of the latter there is a correspond
ing decrease of th e former.
The ten-circuit bill has now be
. cc"nu a law, which will probably
put an end to sppcial judges and
extra Be*sious of court, for a time
- at least. Two more circuit judges
will be elected, one of whom will
probably be choaen from the Char
4 vleeton bar and the other from one
, of the Piedmont counties. Edge
. fi ld still remaius in the C;h judi
cial circuit, which is ..unchanged
except Saluda hss been added to
another circuit. This latter change
will greatly Jig?- ten ihe work o?
The Orangeburg Patriot, whose
editor and proprietor, holds a lu
crative positional! -the state dis
pensai-questions the wisdom of
a law empowering the governor to
appoint the members of the state
board of directors of the dispen
sary. Says the Patriot: "Should
a governor hostile to the Jaw slip
in, ho could by appointing a hos
tile board of control, nullify the
law and closo up every dispensary
in the state." Wouldn't it bo a
great calamity to "nullify the Jaw
and close up every dispensary,"
"-?liitying^'the'job of the
Qrangeburg Patriots editor?
" The Henderson-Yeldell-Smith
Britt syndicate failed to land Cal
houn county, lithe law and the
evidence" being overwhelmingly
for Edgefield. .The-new county
was mortally wounded before the
committee on privileges and elec
tions and received the death blow
when Senator T. Garrett Talbert
moved to adopt the unfavorable
report of the committee, which
motion was passed by the seriate
without a dissenting vote. We
do n)t believe another attempt
will ever be made to form the new
"county but should such be the
purpose of its promoters they are
debarred by statue foi at least four
The report of the special com
mittee, appointed by the last gen
eral assembly to investigate the
affairs of the several state offices,
reveals the fact that the careless
ness with which the affairs of the
important office of secretary of
state have been kept is well nigh
criminal. Mr. Gantt's explana
tion or reply to the committee's
report will fail to satisfy the peo
ple that he is blameless. There
fore, he, like the Arab, bad just
as well prepare" to fold his tent
and quietly steal away at the ex
piration of the present term, never *
again offering for public office.
Hon. Thos. H. Rainsford was a
member of the investigating com
mittee, and all who know bim will
not question the verity of one
word of the report, Mr. Gantt's
statement to the contrary not
God Save South Carolina!
Practically all legislation haz
ing for its purpose the curtailing
of the dispensary's power and
corrupting influence has been de
feated. But who could have rx
pected otherwise when it ie known
to be a positive fact.that employ
er s-employees, mind yon-of the
great moral institution have dis- 1
peused free liquor to all of the
members of the general assembly !
who would accept it. God save
South Carolina when her law
makers can be bought with a bottle
of pop-skull ! Some of these men I
doubtless secured their election j
through the use of dispensary
liqu >r and cow they themselves j
are bought by the dispensary ring. \
Yet some stultify themselves and I
insult the intelligence of others hy f
asserting that the dispensary is -
not in politice-not a political 1
power in this state. Again we i
pray, God save South Carolina! t
Senator T. Garrett Talbert Ez
plains His Vote Upon the
MR. EDITOR: I noticed your
crit cism M my vote against the
recent'Brico bill. I voted against
it under ihe impression that it
aliowed and* provided for, tht
veting in\ as well as voting out a
dispensary, to which I was op
posed. But I find that it is only
intended to provide for the vot.nsi
out of a dispensary when it is de
shed, and not for voting one in
Senator Brice has reintroduced' a
similar bill for which I expect to
vote, as I now understand it.
But that my position on the dis
pensary, or liquor question, may
be Jae Mer understood, I enclose
you a clipping from to-day's State
giving my remarks in the senate
yesterday when the Mauldin anti
bill was nuder discussion, which
you will please publish with this
letter, for I am absolutely opposed
to ihe dispensary and am for pro
hibition straight out, until my
people shall give me different in
This is my position individually
but of course, if Edgefield county
should iustruct me as its repre
sentative in the state seuate for
the dispensary, for high license,
or for any other method of hand
ling liquor, I would do my bost to
carry out their instruction?, fori
believe it is the duty of any repre
sentative ot the people to vote and
work for whatever b.9 knows the
majority of bis people ?ant.
whether he, as au individual,
thinks it is .best or not. That's
why I voted and w-jrkei against
Calhoun county, together with the
additional reason that they failed
to show com pliai?.ie with all the
constitutional require nents.
Now, on the liquor question, 1
don't-kuow what the majority of
my people favor for they bave not
expressed themselves, but as one
who'is str j vii g tob" an honest,
Christian representative of old
Edgefield county, I feel I bat I
must upon principle, oppose the
dispensary, and fa?or prohibition,
popular or unpopular, until J am
instructed differently, for I be
lieve in public men having the
courage of their convictions an:i
the manhood toc?me Fquarely out
for a thing or against il, standing
only upon principle, and not for
policy. .May the good. Lord de*
l'ver the country from th? hands
of"these policy, milk and water,
weak-kneed politicians who are
afraid to tell the people what they
think, or where they stand on ?ny
public question. The time has
come when we must take a stand
on this liquor question one way br
the other. Let others do as they
may, but as for myself, I don't
hesitate to Bay, openly and above
board, that I am agaiust the dis
pensary, or any other legalized
method of dispensing the accured
Btuff and staud for prohibition out
right, and shall continue thusuu
til^X ajri.--~convinced that I am
wrong, or my people give me in
btructions to the contrary.
T. GARRETT TALBERT.
The following is from the Col
umbia State, which is published
at the request of Senator Talbert:
UlSam Jones 6ays liquors right
place is in hell', said Senator Tal
bert of Edgefield. Although he
said that he liked whiskey him
self he was a prohibitionist at
heart. He based his argument on
the ground that statesmen who are
Christians and who must answer
to God should not debauch a com
monwealth. I& it right because
men will drink liquor that South
Carolina shall say how they Bhall
drink it ? The State is now full of
blind tigers, so why uot be full of
them under prohibition, and then
the State would not sanction the
sale of liquor. Senator Talbert
made a-very fervid speech for the
senate to vote against liquor in
any shape. He certainly had the
courage of hi? convictions and
did not fail to state them without
fear of criticism."
(We are indeed glad that Sena
tor Talbert has" set himself
right before the people and that
he expresses himself so unequivo
cally and emphatically upon the
liquor question.-Editor ADVER
EDITOR ADVERTISER: We are
"snowed under" for the firBt time
this winter. The sleet is about 2
inches deep but melting fast. The
oat crop has been pretty badly
killed out, aud unless we have a
rain after tbie, am afrai? it will
finish it as it fell on frozen grouud.
Those who * held their cotton
are looking a little more hopeful
since the price began to look up
Very little has been done to
wards farming BO far owing io the
bad weather, Less guano hauled,
than I ever knew up to this time.
Most, if not all, of the farmers of
this sectiou will reduce their cot
ton crops this year (though very
few plant more than 10 acre^ to
the plow now which does not
leave much room for reduction)
and plant more provision crops,
aud use more fertilizers on them.
Mr. Chas. M. Thomas lost his
baby about a year old last Friday,
it was buried at Berea on Satur
Mr. John Wash has a child very
?ick with pneumon?a. Dr. J. G.
Edwards is attending it.
The Bru neon school house has
Deeu com??' ited. It is a good com
portable building 24 bv 40 feet,
md will be divided with movable)
mrtitio'j. Mr. J. D. Mos* was the
DU il der. Mrs. E. G. Padgett is
eachiug for us again this term,
ias about 40 scholars. We feel
;h it we were fortunate to get her.
VJrs- Padgett is one of the beet
;eachers in the county. She is
ryiug to raise money to buy
ichooi furniture, having hadan
oyster supper last. Friday night
aud[raised some 18 or 19 dollars.
Mr. W. F. Vauce has bought
,uut Mr. Nat Bartley and. moved
outoa the public road. Mr. Burn
ley has not left us but has bough'
aplace and moved near Mr?.
Mr. A. L. Harling, who bas
heeu living on th? Hag .Strom
place for 18 rears has b ught a
?ome near Mt Veri.on and mov< d
to it. He was a good neighhor.
Brunsen & Williams aro sawing
for Mr.. Dave Harri?, who bas
bought, and is building near W.
R. Sweariugen's. They g t calle
for more sawing than they can do.
Low Kates via Southern Railway
The Southern Railway giveB be
low a few ep'.'cial low excursion
rates to" the following points: - *
To New Orleans, La., Mobile,
Ala, and Pensacola, Fla. One first
class fare plus twenty-five ceuts
for the round trip from all coupon
stations. Tickets on sale March
lBt to 6th, limited March 11th,
1905, may be exteuded.to returned
March 25th 1905, account Mardi
To Washington, D. C. Presi
dential Inauguration. For Civil
ians rate one first class faro plu?
twenty five cents for the round
trip from all coup >n Stations. For
?Military Companies and Brass
Bands in uniform accompanying
them in parties 20 or more on
une ticket at one cent per mil?
plus arbitrarles. Tickets sold
March 2nd and 3rd, limited March
S b, 1905, but may be extended tu
March IStn, 1905.
Very Lrw rates to other points
now in effect.
The Southern Railway is the
best rou'e to the above points,
iperatiiig through dining cars on
all through trains.
For full information apply to
any agent So. Ry. or,
R. IV. HUNT,
D. P. Av, Charlestot), S. C.
is often caused by eor?.j, ulcers
and cancere, thal cat away your
skin. Wm. Bedell, of Flat Rock,
Mich., says: "I have usod Buck
ie's Arnica Salve, for Ulcers,
Sore?, ti ? i tl Cancers. It is the best
healing dressing I ever found."
Soother and heals cuts, burns and
sea I dr?. 25u at W E. Lynch dr Co.
iud The Penn Drug Store; guar
Afraid of Strong Medicines
Many people stiff r for years
from rheumatic paitiF, and prefer
to do so rather than take the
strong medicines usually given
for rheumatism, not knowing that
quick relief from pain may be bad
simply by applying Chamberlain's
Pain Balm and without taking
any medicine internally. For sale
by All Druggists.
Chamberlain's Cough Reme
dy the Mother's Favorite.
The soothing and healing prop
erties of this remedy, its pleasant
taste and prompt and permanent
cures have made it a favorite with
people everywhere. It ia t-apecial
ly prize . by mothers of small
children, for colds, croup and
whooping cough, as it always
affords quick relief, and as it con
tains no opium or other harmful
drug, it may be given as confi
dently to a baby as to an adult.
For sale by Ail Druggists.
Public is Aroused .
The public is aroused to a
knowledge of the curative merits
of that great medicinal tonic,
Electric Bitters, for sick stomach,
liver and kidneys. Mary H. Wal
ters, of 546 St. Clair Ave., Colum
bus, O., writes : "For several
mouthe, I wab given up to die. I
had fever and agup, my nerves
were wrecked j I could not sleep,
arid my stomach was so weak,
from useless doctors' drugs, that
I could not eat. Soon aft^r begin
ning to take Electric Bitters, I
obtained relief, and in a short
time I wat entirely cured." Guar
anteed at W. E. Lynch & Co. and
The Penn Drug Store; price 50c.
A Touching Story
is the saving from death, of lbs
baby girl of Geo. A. Eyler, Cum
berland, Md. He writes: "At the
age of li monts, our little girl
was in declining health, with se
rious Throat Trouble, and two
physicians gave her up. Wa were
almost in despair, when we re
solved to try Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption, CougbB
and Colds. The first bo:tie gave
relief ; after taking four bottles
she waB cured, and is now in per
fect health." Never fails lo relieve
and cure a cough or cold. At W.
E. Lynch & Co. and The Peun
Drug Store; 5oc and $1.00 guar
anteed. Trial bottle free.
Startling But True.
People the world over were hor
rified on learning of the burning
of a Chicago theater in which
nearly six hundred people lost
their lives, yet more than five
tunes this number or over 3,000
people died from pneumonia in
Chicago during the same year,
with scarcely a passing notice.
Every one of these c.is? 8 of pneu
monia resulted from a cold and
could have Iweh .prevented by the
timely use of Chamberlain'.
Cough Remedy. A great many who
had every reason to fear pneumo
nia have warded it oft' by the
prompt UFO of this remedy. The
following is an instance, of thje
sort; ''Too much cannot he said
in favor of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, and especially for colds
and influenza. I know that ii
cured my daughter, Laura, of ?
severe cold, and I bein-ve saved
her life when she "was threatened
with pneumonia" W. D. Wilcox,
Logan, New York, Sold hy AM
The board or County-Commission
ers.will meet at- Shate and McKit's
mill on,March lsr,T9??;[for.the purpose
0/ letting ferry to lowest bidder,
will reserve the ri girt lo object any
and all bids. The successful bidder
will meet the board Mle first Tuesday
tn March to give boiid for their -faith
ful pyrformarue ortLe c nt-acf.
f D. P. SELF,
' R. E. MORGAN, Clerk.
A Wonderful Saving. .
The largest Methodist Church
m Georgia,' used 32 gallons of E.
& M. mixed wilh 24 gallons of
thus making paint cost about
$1.20 ppr gallon. The}' calculated
? 0 use 100 gallons of other paint.
Saved about $80.00, arid also gol
a big donation ol' L. & M. Dealer?
gladly sell L. &. M. because ih^ir
;uetoniern cell for it, and say they
used it 12 14 and even 30 years
Don't pay-$1.50 a gallon for
linseed oil^which you do in ready
Buy oil fresh from the barrel al
60 cents per gal-Ion, and mix it
with L. &. M. Paint.
It makes paint cos1, about $12.0
per galion. Sold by The Penn
We have been in the (ruck budines.*
since 1S71 and are again prepared
to lill an.v and a'l orders for Early and
,ate varieties of Cabbage Plant*
I'hey are best known to experience/:
'.'rocker?, are grolVn in open air near
salt water nod will stand severe
cold wifh?ut injury.
Price rf 1.50 per 1600 F. ?. ?. here
We make special prices un larger lots
arid solicit correspondence.
All plants packed iii lig-l?t baskets
and shipped CU. 1). when money doe?
not accompany orders. We guaran:
tee :-atisfaction, Address ah order.?
1). H. '1 OWLES A SON,
M egget t*, S? C.
TOWT.ES & ABNETT,
Green Pond, S; C
Women as Well .a? iVlen
Are Made Miserable by
Kidney trouble preys upon thc mind, dis
courages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor
and cheerfulness soon
disappear v/hen thc kid
neys are out of order
Kidney trouble has
become so prevale?.1
that it is not uncommon
for a child to bc born
? afflicted with weak kid
s- neys. If the child. urin
f" . ates too often, if thc
urine scalds the flesh or if, when the child
reaches an age when it should be able lo
control the passage, it is yet afflicted wilh
bed-wetting, depend upon it, thc cause of
the difficulty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This unpleasant
trouble is due to a diseased* condition of the
kidneys and bladder and not to-a habit as
most people suppose. ; x
Women as well as men arc made mis
erable with kidney and -bladder' trouble,
and both need the same great- remedy.
The mild and the immediate effect of
Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold
by druggists, in fifty
cent and one - dollar 1
sizes. You may have a [
sample bottle by mail
free, also pamphlet tell- Homo of Sramp-Root.
ing all about it, including many of the
thousands of testimonial letters received
from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer
Sc Co., Binghamton, N. Y., be sure and
mention this paper.
Has Stood the Test 25 Years
The old, original GROVE'S Tasteless
Chill Tonic. You know what yon are
taking, lt is iron and quinine ina
tasteless form. No core, no pay. <S0c.
When placing your insur
ance give me a call. 1 rep
resent a very strong line of
Insurance Companies, our
Agent for the New Year
JLvII^EJ - - -
Insurance Co. I will ap
preciate a stare of yourbusi
ness. 1 can be found at my
olfice--Office No. 2-k-over Bank of
Jeunes X. MIJMCSS
A Guaranteed Cure for Piles
Itching, Blind, B'eedingor Protru
ding Piles, Druggists refund money
if H A ZO OINTMENT fails to cure
any cass, no matter > of how Jong
standing, in G to 14 days. First ap
plication gi ves ease and rest. 50c. 1/
your druggist hasn't it send 50c in
stamps and it will be forwarded post
paid by Paris Medicine Co.; St. Louis,
S23 Broad Street.
W. B. YOUNG, - . - - resident
J. G. WBIGLK, - - - - Cashier
SAVINGS ACCOUTS SOLICITE!)
Interest Paid 011 Deposits,
JANUARY ASD JULY,
GAT OUR PRICES.
Complete ( Witton, Saw, Grist., On and
Fertilizer Mill Ont lits. Gin. Press
Catie Mill, und Shingle Outfits.
l-i il< 11 f. J iji'M, Fi fiery. Furie
and Railroad Castings, Railroad, il ll
Machinists'and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Packing, injectors, Pipe
Filthies,Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
cast every day. Work 150-Hands.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler,
Press und Gin Workr
Kepa ?s Pf-cmp^iy Done
AT.GUS TA. GA
( - -
Now is the
time to buy
and Brown Domestic
Prices have struck bottom.
Early Spring Goods arriv
ing. New Shoes pouring in
Go at once for low prices at
THE SOUTHERN STATES PHOSPHATE AND
FERTILIZER COMPANY'S GOODS.
THE AUGUSTA HIGH GRADE G J ANO,
P. AA JJ F- GUANO,
AMONI AT ED DISSOLVED BONE,
ALL SHADES OF ACID,
KAIMT ANC NITRATE OF SODA
NOW in ware house READY for DELIVERY.
Give us ii call BEFORE you buy your
JONES & SON.
Let us show you our
TION PLO WS which have
an additional wing for ter
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE CO
Do you need a good heavy
Overcoat or Rain Coat. If
so call upon us
We can fit you.
Our prices are right.
DORN & MIMS.
WE ABE SACRIFICING ALL
They must be converted into money at
We haye some broken sizes and lots in
all lines that are going away down below
cost. Now is the lime to make one dol
lar buy two dollars worth of goods.
In Clothing*, Shoes, Hats^ Notiousj Dry
Goods and in other lines we can save you
We mean what we say. Come and see
ADVERTISER BUILDING, EDGEF?ELD, S. C
Cotton is clown very low and this is an opportunity to
make your money go a long ways.
WE have on hand a large fresh supply of all grades
and prices of horses and mules that we selected in person
from the stock farms of the Northwest,
By being "on the spot" in person we can get the
02^0^133. of t tx& ixnarlaLO't
and .briny; direct to Edgetield to our patrons, thereby
SAVING THEM THE MIDDLEMAN'S PROFIT. -
OUR supply will NOT BE REDUCED below 60 head
du rinsr thc scnson giving those who buy from us a LARGE
VARIETY TO SELECT FROM.
For spirited horses, that can go when you want them
to go, for kind, gentle family horses for ladies, for all-pur
pose from horses, and for first-class mules come to our
stables. WE CAN PLEASE YOU.
OUR prices are just as LOW as good stock can be
P. L JONES & SON,
Stable in Reai of Court House.
THE FARMERS BAN&
- OF EDGEFIELD S. c:- - ' .
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN EDGtF* N
Paid up Capital.:... . $ 68,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits . . 22,00 J)Q .
Liability of Stockholders.?.. ........ ?8,00u.0Q,
Protection to Depositors.-7 $138,000.00
"We i UTI te attention of tfeose desiring a laie depoiitory for their money to tb? aw* r?
acti. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BVSPECIAL CONTRACT.
Ut tir pro* ??ion of Ita charter thia bank ii authorized to act aa truatee, jruard>M
dininistrstor and executor, and to acccptand execute truitagenerally..
A. E. PADGETT, Preaident % ?VH RAIN R'R^, Vice-Pre
W. H. HAULING, Cartier. J. E. CA UGH MAN, Ant. Geekier
For Fire and Life
JGO TO SEE?==
CAUGHMAN & HARLING
BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
Wc represent the best Old Line Companies ?
^AUGHMAN o l lARLING A GENTS.
?yAUGHMAN Ot HARL?NG /\GENTS.
Big ?ale In
Call and see us we will appreciate it., ?
.VET- J?. HARTdb CO.
Next Door to Post Office.
"The Leading Insurance Company of America"
( CAPITAL and SURPLUS OVER 10.000.000,00 "
No Fire Insurance Company in the United States has 1
as much CASH Capital or Capital and Surplus Combined. ;
?. J. NORRIS, AGENT.
have opened-up a first-class stock of Dry Goods,||
Shoes, Notions and Groceries in one of the stores just across
the street from the Edgefield Oil Mill and 1 invits, the
Edgefield public to call and inspect my goods, and get my
prices. Get the prices of others then call at my store and.|
you will buy from us--ours will be the lowest.
Try us on your family groceries and other household J
necessities. We can save you money. J
Yours to serve, m
ISAAC DONEN. , ?
HAVE YOUR HOMEGROWN CABBAGE,
Cabbage Plants, All Varieties. . -
Price? : 1000 $ $1.80, ?000 @ $1 25 per 1009,10000 0 $1 00 per ISM.
Shipped C. O. D. if desired. Plasta arrive at your
Express Office in good condition.
Write for Merchants' Prices. m
Cabbage, Beans, Sweet Potatoes and Turnips in Season. |
Orders for Shipment of Tomato Plants, Sea Island S
Cotton Seed and Sweet Potato Draws should be broken inVj?
JAS. RAY GERATY, Enterprise, S. C. VSU^^KA'N^S.O
Elpe? ia Fariiog Has Tankt That Fertilizer is tie CfeapU
Labor lt tte Farmer rai M?e.
It is one solution of Jabot* seaireity. I
fJfiTWE ARE NOW OFFERING FOR SALE- ?
Complete Stock of Guanos j
OF EVERY FORMULA MANUFACTURED FOR
WE ARE SOLE AGENTS AT EDGEFIELD AND I
SfW MADE OF BLOOD, BONE AND TA NAGE jgff ?
MADE FROM ANIMAL AMMONIA.
gjrWE can also sell you Fertizizers with . Cotton Seed Meal
the Basis of Ammonia,
Fertilizers for Grain a Specialty.
?tTWe will have on hand at all times a stock of Cotton Sesfc
HAUL FERTILIZERS WHILE THE ROADS ARE GOOD.
fHFtJall oil MR. A. E. PADGETT for pricei and terms at The
Farmers Bank? or MR, R. C. PADGETT, who will be found at our office;:
or at your cotton wagon.
gWT?lso a large lot of SEED OATS for sale, at LOWES:
MARKET PRICE. |
The Edgefield Mercantile om
Always Relmber the Fail Nam*
Cures a Cold in One Day, Grip is Two.