J. L: HIMS. - - - EDITOL
ONE YEAR * $150
SIX MONTHS 75
k WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14, 1906
J This admonition may not be
amiss at this juncture: Wheo
confronted by any problem, the
soiutiou^of which affects so vitally
the future of our town, let us, ae
citizen5?, be willi?g to make con
- cession, and net press with dogged
: .persistency our individual yiewe
Not a few persons are wondering
;why Senator Tillman took no
steps to right dispensary wrongs
and stop corruption when he was
apprised of its existence five years
ago in a letter from Constable
Fant. But for the work of the in
vestigating committee the con
tents of this letter would never
have been given to the public.
Whenever tho colored man gets
from behind the plow and leaves
th? farm to seek au easy berth in
form of less arduous labor he
usually gets in trouble. A young
negro rep re. en? mg a benevolent
insurance company in Anderson
hus been lodged in jail on the
. charge of breach of trust with
The echoes from the varioup
cotton growers' conventions that
are being hpld over the cotton
belt are: Hold spot cotton-di
versify the farms-Reduce cotton
acreage-Plant largely of pro
vision crops. Let these timely ad
monitions be heeded and instead
of subsiding the preeeut wave of
prosperity will rise higher and
:? The greatest need of Edgefield
to-day, water and electric lights
.notwithstanding, is ? proper real
ization on the part of her citizens
of the importance of unity of pur
pose and concert of action, es
pecially when any work is under
taken for the common weal. The
town is too email and its re
sources too limited to successful
ly prosecute any enterprise with
out the undivided sympathy and
support of the entire citizenship.
We.never read of divorce pro
ceedings without having our sym
pathy go out for the innocent
children who.are made.to suffer
and whose Jives are of ten blighted
"thereby. \ ? ' child com tutted
suicide in New York recently be
cause of grief over the separation
and divorce of her parents. South
Carolina may be the scene -of.
many tragedies by thank Heaven
cone arise from the divorce evil.
Miss Alice Roosevelt, the cyno
sure of all eyes "the world over,
who is soon to be married, by pur
chasing her entire trousseau in
the home markets has not only
set a commendable example to
prospective brides but to shoppers
generally. Not one of her scores
of gowns or hats were imported
from Paris or other foreign centres
of fashion. Think of how much
more prosperous every nation,
every community, would be were
the home markets patronized.
Give this a local application: Cut
out the catalog houses aud pat
ronize home merchants.
Thus far the legislature, which
will probably adjourn in less than
a week, has not ev en discussed the
problem of taxation. In view of
the efforts of the Comptroller
General to have proper ty assessed
at its full value, should the legi ?
lature make no provision for a
. reduction ot the levy the situation
will be further complicated. An
increase in taxes, resulting from
an increase in assessments with
out a* corresponding decrease in
the levy, would amount almost
to confiscation. Just what the out
come will be is yet to be seen.
According to the papers, no in
crease is being made in assess
ments in some counties while in
others the value at which proper
ty is returned has been slightly
In the matter of damage suits
new causes of action or claims
upon which suits are based arise
almost daily. A cotton mill opera
tive in Greenville has sued the
company because he slipped upon
a banana peel in the mill and
fell. Another asks for damages f jr
injuries sustained while operating
a certain piece of machinery, al
leging that he was "green" and in
experienced and should not have
been allowed to operate said
machine. While we believe thal
corporations, just as individuals,
should be held to strict acount
ability? yet we believe also in their
being justly dealt with. There is
iio sen se, reason or justice in many
of 'the damage suits that are
brought against corporation3.
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The Proceedings of The
Meeting as Officially- Recoi
And Reported by The Se ci
A mass meeting was held
court house ou February the
1906, for the purpose of hf
the report of the committee <
appointed at a previous/ me
as to the feasibility of boi
the towu of Eclgefield for th'
pose of establishing water
and an electric plant. Col.
KV Bailey waB made cbairra
the meeting and Mr. Wm. P
Mr. John C. Sheppard as c
man of the committee of ten
its rfiport which was to effect
the committee had made ai
vestigation as thoroughly
could. He then rpad a report i
by Mr. C. C. Wilson who
been hero and investigated
matter. The report of Mr. W
is made a part of the minut
The substance of said repc
I that it would cost about tw
l oue*thousand doll?rs to put v
I on the public square and nee
tstreets; and about forty fivo t
'sand dollars for the town ; tbs
electric light plant could b
tablished in connection witt
water works at a cost of six t
?and dollars additional, ma
the total cost of both .p'auts ai
fifty one thousand dollars.
Mr. M. P. Wells was callei
to state the amouut of tax
property of our town, and to
the amount of the bonded ind
edn?BS as be had -investigated
matter. His statement sho
that the tewn was bonded to
amount of six percent of the tt
ble property of . the town, wi
under the laws of the state (
left a margin of two~ per cent
which the town could be bom
No definite action was takei
to the report of the committee,
the consensus of opinion seei
jtobe'.hatit was not practici
.just now for. the town to ei
water works and an electric ph
Rev. C. E. Burts stated tbal
had heard that there was
j-'ction to'granting a franchis<
j parlies who desired fj eecur?
for the purpose of petablisbin
water plant bore. He'wantee
know further what that object
Mr. Wm. P. Calhoun offe
the following resolution wh
was seconded by Mr N. G. Evai
Resolved, that a committee
three be appointed by tho chair
confer with any party or pari
who may desire to secure a fri
ch iso from the town of Edgpfi
for the purpose of establish i
water works and an eleotric pla
or, either ; said committee . to
"port to a subsequent meeting
I the citizens, the result of its wo
Mr. A. E. Padgett was oppot
I to the resolution of Mr. Calho
?and to granting a frauchise to a
one. He introduced the followi
resolution as a substitute for ti
of Mr. Cal h ou u:.
Resolved, that a committee
three be appointed by, the ch)
io look into, the feasibility'?
erecting a stand pipe on -tho -pu
lie square for the purpose of .su
plying a " sufficient quantity
water to protect the business pc
tjon of tho town; said commit!
to report to a .subsequent meetii
of the citizens.
The foregoing resolutions-we
discussed at length pro and co
Finally on the suggestion of M
John C. Sheppard, Mr. Padge
withdrew the substitute feature
his resolution and both resol
tions were adopted unanimousl
The chair appointed the follo\
ing committee under the Calhou
resolution: Wm. P. Calhou
chairman, John C. Sheppard ac
Rev. C. E. Burts,
And the following under tl
Padgett resolution: A. S. Tom]
kins, chairman. A. E. Padgett au
James M. Cobb.
Mr. Sheppard read a letter ft
the information of the meetin
from Mr. L. A. Cox of Greenville
3. C, making inquiries as to sc
curing a franchise from the tow
for the purpose of establishin
water works and asking for iii
On motion of Mr. John C. Shep
pard, the meeting adjourned suo
ject to call of the chairman.
At the conclusion of the meetin
Mr. S. McGowan Simkins calle*
attention to the fact that the citi
zens of Leesville bad invited Edg
field to send delegates to a meet
mg to be held at that place on th
15th of February 1906, for th
purpose of discussing the propose?
electric railway line fr?m Augus
ta. Ga. to Columbia S. C. The chai
j appointed the. following cora
?mittee: S.. McGowan Simkms, P.
iB. Mayson,-N. G. Evans, E. J
Norris and N. M. Jones.
F. N. K. Bailey, Cbairmau
Wm. P. Calhoun, Secretary.
Sarah Parkman, the negro wo
man who was shot by John Park
man, ber brother-in-law, died Fri
day night. Judge Lee Bodie held
tbe inquest Saturday morning, and
bad John Parkman arrested and
j placed in jail at Edgafield to wai!
trial for his life. Jobn c aims thai
the shooting was accidental, but
the evidence at the inquest showed
Mr. Thomas Trayler will be
married Wednesday of this week
to Miss Annie Jones, of Laurens
Mr. Willie Seigler aid Mila
Annie Burnett were married at
Rose Cottage by Rev. J. T. Little
john last Sunday afternoon. We
wish f.r them a happy and useful
- Mr. Waller Holmes and hip P?P
ter, Miss Bessie Holmes, vipifed
friends at Modock last w-*ek.
Mrs. W. P. Parkj and Sire.
Lucy Moultrie visited Ros-- Cot
rage last weea.
Mr. C. C. Burkhalter ppeet
several days in Augueta lagt WJI k
Mre. J. R. Bodie, Sr., has been
quite sick for several days.
Mr. Willie Cboatham spent
several days last week iu Colum
bia. While in Columbia he went
around to bear our Solous "make
Mr. Jam^b Talbert, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Talbert, of Reho
both, has come borne to farm this
year. We are glad to see our yoong
men taking hold of the farm.
Mr. Robert West JS build ina
a new house for Mr. Ollie Bur
Mr. Tom Wood, of Antioch, is
having two rooms added to hii
Mr. H. H. Smilb ie goiug to
add a room to his house. We are
glad to see our people building up
and beautifying their horne*.
Our farmers are b?ginuing lo
break ground for another cotton
Mrs. Mary Talbert oc Rehoboth.
Bent Rose Cottage nice fresh spare
ribs and sausage. Many thanks.
. Mr. P. P. Doolittle, of Rehoboth,
P W Cheathara,
Walker Evans &
Cogswell Company, " 1
Walker EvatiR &
Cogswell Company, 2
' Arthur OuzU, 20
I, G Watson, 2
Dr. J H Carmichael, 5
Dr. " " ' 10
Wm A Byrd, 50
N L Brunson, 43
M A Walker, 25
R L Prince, 20
WL Talbert, 3
Miller & Freeland, 4
S Q Seigler, 1
J G Edward?, 10
J D Allen, 4
W H Ouzts, 26
W H Ouzts, 83
W H Ouzts, . 5
. Mrs. G ?> Mims, 5
J L Mims, .14
W C'Corie v, "- 15
J W-Hudson,- 20
D P Self, 58
TP Morgan, 18
W W Adams, 176
T H Clark, 12
J G Mobley, 31
C B Gray, 37
J S Bush, S
J H Sweariugen, 16
J W Harliug, 25
W D Holland, 12
R L Boddie,- 18
C B Gray, 2
G T Duncau, . 25
J P Brunson, 25
John Bruuson. 31
J B Haltiwanger, 35
J N Strom, 5
J W Reece, 19
T E Miller, 25
F C Watson, 27
W W Miller, . 18
G P Sawyer, 48
0 D Prince, 5
C B Stone, 3
P B Carpenter, 20
H H Sauders, 7
J P Hagood, ' 1
James E Hart, 3
D J Griffith, * 59
November 7th, 1905.
D P Self. 58
J W Hudson, 20
C C Fuller, 5
M A Walker, 25
H T C Hamilton, 15
R L Prince, 20
Mrs. J R Scurry, 5
B J Crooker, 33
John Upster, 8
Fannie UpBter. 4
J W Peak, 10
Nat Weaver, . 6
1 R Scurry, 23
J R Blocker, " 12
G H Seigler, 10
Tucker Prince, 2
Ramsey & Jones, 10
W H Ouzts, 2
W H Ouzis, 23
J W Mundy, 2
W B Cogbum, 6
W H Ouzts, 21
B E Nicholson, 10
J H Carmichael, 10
Edgefield Mer Co, 40
( To be concluded uext week.)
Galveston's Sea Wall
makes life uow as safe in that
city as on the higher uplands. E.
W. Goodloe, who resides on Dut
ton Sf ., in Waco, T^x., nefds no
sea wall for safety. He writes: "J
have used Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption the nasl
five yesrs and .it keeps me well! j
and safp. Before that tiffie I hai\
a cough which for years bad Leer
growing worse. Now it'? gon<
Cures chronic Coughs, La Grippe,
Croup Whooping Cough and pro
veuts Pneumonia. Pkasant tr
take. Every bottle gu?rante
Prie - 50c *d .f 1.00 L. r z\ .*
Soi. YV. E ?. . h A C\
Go tn ?Hf? o i ot; rn i ? for sh i'
gie-, no 1 ?ij.il o . v.
FAVLKNHJS k CATO.
Unhealthy Kidneys Make ? Impure Blood.
? , .. i
All the blood in your body passes through
/our kidneys once every three minutes.
Thc kidneys* are your
blood purifiers, they fil
ter cut the- waste or
impurities in the blood.
If tlicy arc sick cr out
of order, they fail to do
Pains, aches and rheu
matism come from ex
cess of uric acid in the
blood, due to neglected
Kidney trouble causes quick or unsteady
heart beats, and makes one feel as though
they had heart trouble, because the hearths
over-working in pumping thick, kidney
poisoned blood through veins and arteries.
It used to be considered that only urinary
troubles were to be traced to the kidneys,
but now modern science proves that nearly
all constitutional diseases have their begin
ning in kidney trouble.
If you 2re sick you can make no mistake
by first doctoring your kidneys. The mild
and the; extraord nary effect of Dr: Kilmer's
Swamp-Root,, the great kidney remedy is
soon realized. 11 stands the highest for its
wonderful cures . ii the most distressing cases
and is ?old on i's merits f?-I&
by all druggists i n fifty- r?^B^xls^Wm?Sjl
cent and one-doi lar siz- ^^llHifjp^ j
es. You may I ?ave a ^^^?cyiniUi^^L
sample bottle b; > mail Home of swamp-Root,
free, also pamph let telling you how to find
out if you have sidney or bladder trouble.
Mention this paj>er when writing Dr. Kilmer
k Co., Binghamton. N. Y.
Don't make any mistake, bu'
^member the name, Swamp
?loot, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
nd the address, Birgbamton, N
f., on.every bottle..
Common Uolda i its the Cf usa ol
Many Serious Diseases.
PhyFicians who have gaine 1 a
national reputation as analysts of
ihe cause of various diseases,
claim rhat if catching cold could
be avoided a loi'*-; list of dang?r
iu8 ailments wculdjiever be heard
of. Every one knows th at pneumo
nia and consumption originale
from a enid, and chronic catarrh,
bronchitis, and alt . thjoat and
ung i rouble ure aggravated and
indeed more serious by each
re.-h attack. Do not rir-k your
ife or take chances when \ou
ave a cohi.. Chamberlain's Cough
y^wilP cure it b'-fur? lb< !.>
diseases develop. ~'i ii is reio^dA
contains no opium, morphine or
oth^r harmful drug and has thir
ty y.'irs of t?pu'ai.ion back of i\
guimd by its cures under i-'verj
condilhui. For sale G. L. Penn ?fc
Son Medicine Dealeis;
A Guaranteed Cure for Piels
Itching, Blind, B'eedingor Protru
ding Piles, Druggists refur.d money
if 1JAZO OIN TAI EN T Jails to cure
in ti to 14 days 50c.
If your eyes are worth
having they are worthjsaving.
Do so with the right gkind of
Geo. F. Miras,
When placing your fnsur-j
ance give me a call. I rep-j
resent a very strong lina afj
Insurance Companies, our]
Agent for the New Year.
XVIX^E; - - -
Insurance Co. I will ap-:
predate a stare of yourbusi
ness. 1 can be found at my
office-Office No. 2---ovcr Bank of
J tire? IT. MIMfe
SEND US YOUR ORDERS FOE
BHICK, WP GEWEBT, flJlD
. We can supply your needs at
the New Depot.
Jackson & Johnson
On the 23rd day of February IflCC
in the office of the Judge of Probate
for EdgeJield County, S. C., the un
dersigned will make a final ?ettlement
on the estate of Mrs Adaline A, DP
Vore deceased. And at the same time
will apply for a final discharge I rom
his trust as Executor of said estate.
XV. L. DANIEL.
I Jan. 23rd 10CG. .
The End of The World
ol'troubles that robbed E. H.
Wolfe, of Bear _ Grove, Ia., of aiJ
usetuli.ess, came when te began
laking Electric Bitter. He writ* s :
.Two j ears rgo Kidney troubl
caused me gnat suffern g, whic:
i I would never have, survived ba?
I not taken Electric Bitters. The;
also cured me of-Geof ral Debility.'
.4ure cure for ali Stjiuaib, Liv*,
md Kidney complaints, Bloc
.liseaie-, Headache, Dizziness and
Weakness or bodily decline.
Price 50c. G. L. Peon & Sou W.
E. Lynch & Co.
Very Handsome Diners uphol
stered in panesote at $11 per set.
EDGEFIELD MERCANTILE Co.
for Gasoline En
gines, Steam En
gines, Saw Mills,
Cotton Gins, Presses etc.
E. J. NORRIS
imMOflS & COR LEY,
Appointments at Trenton
Crown and Bridge Work a Special
S23 Broad Street.
W. C. YOUNG, - - - P'ssident
J. G. WEIG?.K, - - . - Cashier
SAVINGS ACCOUNTS SOLICITED
Interest Paid 021 Deposits,
JANUARY A.M) .JULY,
.. vRate 4-%
?it 1L& ?LJ ?J S
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depository.
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. VV. ADAMS,
J. H. BOUKNIOHT, '1'. li. RA r.vs KO ito.
J. M. Con?, B. S. HOLLAND, i
A. S? Toi? rici N'S, G. U FOLL?IS,
W. K. I'llEfCOTT.
J. C. SHEPPARD, Pr?sident -
. W. W. ADAMS, Vice-Pr-rident.
E.. I. Mi MS, Cashier
J. ll. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier.
L Pays iniersst on df?o?if* by ep?r::a!
Money lo lonn 011 liberal irrni.?-.
Prompt and polite atte;it ion to bad
YOUR Account Solicited.
2 Cases o? Spring Pri
2 Cases of Ginghams.
4 Bales of Brown 4-4 ?
Special Values in 4-4 ai
4,000 Yards of Embroil
We always have what
?33?rCoat?s Spool Cotto
We have 1
75 head of c
and Mules. Nc
to make your ;
?prices are as j
B. L. JONI
Stables in Rear <
Planet, Jr., In
These high j
cost no more
Has Stood the Test 25 Years
The old, original GROVE'S Tasteless
Chill Tonic. You know what-you are
taking, lt is iron and quinine ina
tasteless form. No cure, no^piy. (?Oe.
?: Assessment Notice.
The Auditor's oflice will be open to
receive tax returns of all personal
nd real property from the 1st of
inuary to the 20th of February 1906
All persons owning or having: con
. roi of.property are required hy law
to return the same for taxation at irs
true value in money to the county
Auditor under oath between the IPI
(f January and th*? 2utii of February;
. ter whicti date i he Auditor is re
inired to add fO percent to the value
? f all property not returned,
j All Male Citizens between theages
.f 21 and 60 years except those ex
pressly exen.pt by law are deemed
I will be at tlie following place.' on
fie omeo nit-ni inned to receive tax
Trenton, Tuesay Jan. 9th
Johnston,' Wedesday Jan. 10th
\ rthur Herring's stoie Thursday Jan
Ki inwood, Friday Jan. 12th
Pleasant Lane. Saturday Jan. 13th
lV. Y. Qua rle?, Monday, Jan, 15th
Longmires, Tuesday Jau. Kith
Plum Branch, \Vednesday Jan. 17th
Parksville, Thursday Jan, 18th
Modoc, Friday Jan. 19th.
Mark's Hill, Saturday Jan. 20th.
Walter Cheatham's, Monday Jan 22nd
Ropers X roads, Tuesday Jan 23rd
'Colliers, Wednesday Jan. 24th
Red Hili, Thursday Jan. 25th
At Edgelield C. H. from Jan. 26tl
ta February 20th inclusive. Afiei
which date 50 pei cent penalty will
J. B H A LT WANGER.
JAS. S. sr RD,
J DGEFIELD, S. C.
??^"*Ollbe over Post-Office.
SOMETHING THAT ATTRACTS
Hie wise house-keeper must-be some
iliinji more tban "cheapness" Wi
could sell you
at lower prices tban our present figun
but - hey would be "cheap" goodsanc
tile chances are that you would noi
Better to buy these goods becaus?
they are of sterling quality, have finei
davor and contain double the nourish
nient of IheU.wer priced articles.
Just received, Postiim,.:Buckwheat.
Quaker Oats, Mince Meal/Pineapple
and all k.nds of staple GROCERIES.
$g?-We invite you to call.
JACKSON & JOHNSON,
NEAR NEW DEPOT.
Sheeting and Plaids.
nd 10-4 Sheetings.
ri eries at 5 and io cents.
n wholesale at 5octs per doz.
low on hand
)w is the time
ow as can be
SS & SON.
)f Court House.
the 20 year kind,
standard of the world,
the orginal best,
for farm and garden,
every rod guaranteed,
*rade and reliable goods
than worthless imitations.
THE FARMER-SB AN
OF EDGEFIELD S. c..
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY]
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN ED Q
Paid up Capital.# 58,000.0i
Surplus and Undivided Profits. 88,000.0i
Liability of Stockholders.- S8,000.0
Protection to Depositors. ^133,000.0
? We invite attention of those desiring a safedepontoryfo- their money '?cae auu
facta. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY . , OCi FACT.
Under provision of its charter this hank is authorized to act as truatee, ?ruar?.
. dministrator and executor, and to accept aod c ?cute trust? generally.
A. E. PADGETT, Preiident T. H RAINbFORD, Vice-Pr?s|
W. H. HAULING, Cashier. W. A. BYRD, Asst. Cashier.
Announces just a taste of- Spring for
MONDAY, FEB. ths 5th
31 Inch Persian Lawn at 8? cents per yard (quantity, limite 1)|
40 " Very Sheer Lawu at ll yards to the dollar(limited).
90 " Irish Linen Sheeting $1.25 per yard.
Linea Waisting 20 and 25 cents per yard.
Linen Lawn 75 and 85 cents par yard.
N:c Line of Embroidery material and Fletcher's Floss.
The reliable HUMANIC Vici Shoes gor Men.
The W. H. TURNER Box Calf and Vici Blucher for Boy|
Snappy QUEEN QUALITY and Reed's dainty Spring Slip]
pers uud Shoos now on exhibition.
Call and soe these Creations of Beauty aud.Merit./
WE ARE OFFERING TO THE TRADE THIS YEA]
THE' M?ST COMPLETE LINE AND ' THE LARGES'
VARIETY OF FERTILIZERS' AND FERTILIZING MAI
TERIAL EVER OFFERED IN. EDGEFIELD.
. PERUVIAN GUANO.. Made iu nature's factory in the Pc|
ROYSTER'S CELEBRATED BRANDS. The most popn|
lar in the South.
ARMOUR'S BLOOD.AND BONE MANURES. 1
rqual for merit.
GEORGIA CHEMICAL WORKS. Well known
ASHEPOO, STONO, AND NAVASSA GOODS. Th
oldest manufacturers in the Fertilizer busiuese.
. LEE'S PREPABED AGRICULTURAL LIME, J
prevention of rust and shedding in cotton. v '
COTTON SEED MEAL, GERMAN KAIN1T, NITRATE|
OF SODA, MUR?ATE OF POTASH AND BLOOD.
We thank our farmer friends for the liberal patronage given]
I ns for the past two years.
We solicit their r atrooage for. the year 1906.
The Edgefied Mercantile Company.
Southern States Phosphat
& Fertilizer Co.'s goods.
P. &. F.
A. D. Bone,
Augusta High Grade,
Acid of A11 Grados.
These goods are now in warehouse ready for delivery,
- SHOES, SHOES,
We are headquarters fo:
good shoes for Men ani
Women and children.
Try a pair of our Grosset
Shoes for Men and you wi"
wear no others.
This Space for
the announcement of the
special sale to be given by
ADVERTISER BUILDING, - - EDGEFIELD, S. CT,
jwsys ftssagsafcer me
Cwm a Gold in Om Day 9 Gnp m
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