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?T. MIMS. - - - EDITOB
ONH YEAR $150
SIX MONTHS 75
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9. 1907.
In all ihe affairs of life, social
as well s.s political, courtesies
of a small and trivial character
are the cines which strike deep
est to the grateful' and appre
ciative heart.-HENRY CLAY.
A car shortage convention was
held last week. Next in order,
will be a pass shortage co uve ut ion
bj, the editors.
An exchange remarks that it is
absurd for a young man to pur
chase a talking machino w jen he
can marry one.
The weather bureau must have
turned over a new leaf on New
Year. It has been furnishing very
satisfactory weather th as far.
It ie alleged that water serious
ly, affects diamonds. Maybe that
ie. the reason so many girls of to
day object to putting their hands
The four walls of the Senate
a:ad House should be emblazoned
? with tho word "Economy", as a
conetaut reminder to the law
makers who provide for the dis
bursement of the public funds.
During the p^aatyear'fviirl^
millions of dollars worth "ot* dia
jEfoiSoVwere imported by the peo
pie of this country. That portion
cir this enormous amount which
Clime to Edgefield would about
?qual the widow's mite, as com
pared with this large sum.
It is true that the salaries of
the state officers are low and that
tl.e cost of living is high, hut the
'legislature should bear in mind
tl?t?a. taxes are also high, probably
>afjj[tier than at any time since the
darle days of radical rule. In many
sections of the.state the people
are unable to carry a heavier tax
; The president's discharging
without honor the negro troops
'.Sthat murderously assaulted the
?r Texas town, has caused somewhat
of-? mix-up in congress. Party
? li?es have been obliterated. Con-,
?^iessman ?Bailey.; - of Texas, the
? ^Dsmocratic leader,, is standing by :
President Roosevelt, while Sena
.": to^Tillman and . Senator Foraker
farer, it seems, forone time, Bide by
^?a??>rmin arm agin' him.
Y,. :'i^Ar'statue is being made of Rob
G. Ingersoll, the agnostic, and
will b9 unveiled in Peoria, 111., on
the anniversary bf his death. Just j
'why a bronze statue will be erect
er eil to the memory of this "illus
?^?ns" agnostic, we are unable-to
. say. Certainly, a city should not
>*feel honored by havmg it grace
or e of its streets or parks.
;Some persons have been dis
- pcsed to speak lightly of and cast
slurs upon the work of the SalvK
iv .twin Armv. But after reading of I
? t?j?? very beautiful manner in
which they looked after the com
'. f?rta. and happiness pf the poor
dtlring the recent holidays in the
^large cities of the country, in
cltidiug several in our own state,
" they should change their opinion
r^j?f ibis band of Christian work- i
er?. Unjust criticisms should give
place to ?ind words. '
??;^In?the matter of enforcing the
compulsory vaccination law, a j
:vipr??cedeat was established in the
? city of Greenville last week; Two
^leiiidents of that city resisted the
'^?ealth officer, stoutly refusing to
be vaccinated. They were arrest
ed and arraigned before a magis
trate, who fined them $100 each
; cr 30 days on the cbaingang.
Finding what an unfortunate
plight they were in, the men al
lowed themselves to be vaccinated.
fWihiereupon, the magistrate' sus
pended the sentence.
Tn discussing the raid upon the
town -of Brownsville, Texas, by
tho.negro soldiers, and their sub
sequent discbarge, the Augusta
Herald has the .following to say:
"The Brownsville affair has
nothing to do with the- race ques
tion. It is not a race issue, and
Senator Tillman will make a
great mistake if he attempts to
inject race prejudice into tbe
affair. If be does so his own po
:;i?t?i?n will be the more inconsist
ent. He ia doing a dangerous
thing when he takes the sid? of a
conpany of negro soldiers, d?8
?cb?trged without honor from the
?army of the United Sta'es for
?bel ter i nj murderers, merely b^
..cacfae he batps the pres.d'?nt and
opposes every other action of tbp
executive. South Carolinians will
not care to aee tb?ir Senator pul 1
$Jg-beside Mr. Foraker."
Occasionally it is reported that
constables iu Charleston shoot
horses that are hitched to vehi
cles loa led with contraband wbi&j
key iu order to seize the whiskey
and arrest the driver. What is the
matter with the public conscience
of Charleston which tolerates such
cruel, inhuman treatment of dumb
brutes? There would be more rea
son in shooting the driver, the
violator of the law, than the poor
dumb brute. Shooting the drivnr
would be unlawful, and there
ought also to be a law to punish
an. officer" for thus shooting a
beast of burden, unless tbe provo
cation should ' be exceedingly
great. Let Charleston wake up
and have such a law passed, if
chere be none, and then enforce
it after its passage.
A Utilitarian Age. '
The people of this age and
generation are of a decided* utili
tarian bent, the individual whose
achievements are of practical
benefit to. the world being.esteem
ed more highly than the military
geniuB or the literatos, however,
illustrious the career of the lat
ter may be. This is beiug demoD
strated by a contest that is now
on in 'France. A newspaper pub
lished iu Paris, having the lai
gest circulation of any news
paper on the contineut, recently
published the names, of a number
of eminent ,Frenchmen, reques?Lg
its readers to select the most il
lustrious teu. Thus far in the con
test, Pasteur, one of the greatest
of modern scientists, leads, hav
ing received by njajxp~^Tt)<r&a^dF
more votes^ir^iT^Napoleon, Hugo
aj^oTber Freuen celebrities.
Small Quantity of Whiskey in Ev
idence During* the Holidays.
Seeing how" greatly the town of
Edgefield has been ben?fitted
through prohibition and desirrug
to know whether, the rural dis
tricts of the couuty had boeii
likewise bensitted, the writpr
questioned many thoughtful and
observant citizens who visited the
county seat on Monday, the first
Monday of the new year, as to the
effects of prohibition in their
respective communities after a'
year's trial. Citizens of Philippi,
Harmony, Colliers, Cieora, Elm
wood, . McKendree, Waycrose,
Meeting Street and other sections,
with one accord and with con
siderable emphasis, spoke of the
benefits derived from prohibition.
The little whiekey in evidence du
ring the Christmas eeas:n was
very noticeable ' in the country
districts. As a result of; this the
deportment of both white people
and negroes was -decidedly better
thin-during former yeais. From
these gentlemen we learnt d that
very little whiskey has been sold
in the country. In many L' itions
absolutely none has/been sold.
Two citizens whojeside on pub
He roads stated that before the
dispensary was voted out persons
would pass their homes, on re
turning from Edgefield, cursing,
driping hard, and at times firing
pistols, but that uow those who
pass are quiet and orderly. These
are some of the fruits of prohibi
tion in Edgefield county.
The statement of one citizen,
than whom there is no better man
in South Carolina, was particularly
gratifying to the writer. He said
that for several years past, owing
to the drinking and carousing of
some'young men . who attended ;
these functions, he had not been
to any of the parties or social
gatherings of the young people in
his community. But during
Christmas he attended a large '
'.pound" party-delightful gather
ings when properly conducted
and to his great surprise found
conditions vastly improved. In
stead of young men being maud
lin drunk and deporting them
selves . improperly as formerly,
they conducted themselves as
young gentlemen should.
Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy.
Many Have Dyspepsia and Don't
Do you belch op wind? Taste your
food after eating? ^re you pale and
haggard? Does your heart flutter? Are
you dizzy? Dd you have pains in side
cr back? Risings or pimples on the
skin? Are you low spirited? Bad
tr?th? Headache? Weak kidneys?.
Bilious? Constipated? ^?re you ner
vous? If so you have Dyspepsia, and
it is a dangerous condition. To cure,
take Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy, It is
made for just such troubles. Tyner's
Dyspepsia Remedy removes acids
from the stomach, strengthens weak
stomachs, and cures Dyspepsia or In
digestion. Druggists or by express 50
cents a bottle. Money refunded if it
fails to cure, Medical advice and cir
cular free by writing to Tyner Reme
dy Co, Augusta, Ga.
We are now showing the largest
and best selected lot of rugs, lace
curtains, table covers and couch
covers ever brought to this market.
Edgefield Mercantile Company, i
We solicit your ppescfip- ,
tion business. Utmost care is
exercised in compounding
prescriptions and only pure,
fresh drugs arc used. Our
prices are very reasonable.
G. L. PENN & SON. i
Mr. Earnest Quarles has em
ployed a man to run.bi3 hlack
?mith and wood shops. Tbe shop,
are being fitted up with tip-to
date tools and by the last of
the week every thin ?5 will b
ready for your work.
Mr. Bah Buseey whom we re
ported as being quite ill, is sora?
better but is still quite sick. We
hope and pray for hie speedy re
The grain is looking well. The
receut cold wave did not damage
it but little. The warm rams have
set it to growiug again.
Mr. M. P. Lank ford of Hen
nings, Tenn..and;Mi?B Ella Parki?
of Parksville. wen married at I he
home of the bride's father, Hon.
W. R. Par kp, last Wednesday af
ternoon at fi VP o'clock. Rev. J. T.
Littlejobu performed the ceremo
ny, after which was an. eleg...j?
wedding dinner served. Many
handsome and costly presents be
speak the esteem in which tbe
happy couple were held. Mr. and
Mrn. Lankford left last Saturday
for Hennings, Tenn., their ful ure
home. The bride is one of Parke
ville's most popular young ladies,
cultured, refined and possessing
mauy lovely traits of chaiacter.
The groom is a prominent busi
ness man of Tennessee and be
longs to one of the beBt families
Yesterday afternoon at Rose
Cottage, Mr. Grover. McDaniel of
Modoc, and pretty Miss Norrie
Bailey were msiried by our pas
tor. Mr. McDaniel is the FOU of
Mr. Winchester McDaniel, the
popular merchant of Modoc. Mis?
Bailey is the eldest daughter, of
Mr. and Mrs. Piekeus Bailey.
These young people arjg.-v.e-ry popu
lar amongjjKtr ?ar,?;e Circle of
frit^d?rToey have a bright future
before them and WP wish for them
a happy and useful life.
Mr. Tom Brown made a busi
ness trip to McCormick last week.
Mr. C. E. QuarleB has pur
chased A new borr'p.
And now our Scions aro in
session al Columbia. We shall see,
what we shnli see.
Your correspondent, visile'!
friends iii McCormick one d;iy
Mr. Sampeojj F^rom of Reho
both, and Mr. Luther While of
Plum Branch, will open up 0
furniture store at McCormick in
the early spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Prescott
of Edgefield attended church here
Pretty Miss Nettie McDaniel,
of Modoc, attended church h':re
yesterday. Miss Nettie has many
friends in our town who are al
ways glad to see her.
Bom, to Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Quarles, a daughter.
Forth? purpos* of receiving Tax
returns the bounty Auditor's office
will be open from the ls? of January
to the 20th of February, 19071
All persons ownin? property, or
having control of such as husband,
guardian, executor, administrator,
etc., are required bylaw to make re
turns of such uroperty to the county
auditor or to his deputy within the
time prescribed, Or be subjected, in
case of ifcilure to comply with the
legal requirement, to an additional
penalty of 50 per cent. All male citi
zens between the ages of 21 and GO
years bf age. except those incapable of
earning a support and those above
the age of 50 years who served in the
Confederate war, are deemed taxable
I will be at the following places on
the days noted for the purpose of re
ceiving tax returns :
Trenton. Tuesday. Jan. Sth
Arthur Herrin's store Wednesday'
Johnston, Thursday, Jan. lOtli,
Elmwood, Friday, Jan. 11th.
Pleasant Lane, Saturday, Jan. 12th.
WY Quarles, Monday, Jan. 14th,
Longmires, Tuesday, Jan. 16th,
Plum Branch, Wednesday, Jan. IGth,
Parksville, Thursday, J jin. 17th.
Modoc, Frilay, Jan. ISth.
Clark's Hill, .'saturday, Jan. 19th,
W H ?ouhvare's store , Monday Jin.
(Jolliers, Tuesday, Jan. 21st
Red Hill Wednesday, Jan.22nd.
At Edgefield, C. H. till and in
cluding Feb. 20th.
J. B. IIALTIWANGF/R,
Long Live The King!
is the. popular cry thronghoul
European countries; while in
America, the cry of the presenl
day is "Long live Dr. King's Ne w
Discovery, King of J"hroat and
Lung Remedies," of which Mrs.
Julia Ryder Paine,- Truro, Mass.,
says: "It never fails lo give im
mediate relief and to quickly cure
a cough or cold. Mrs. Paina'e
opinion is shared by a majority
of the inhabitants of this country.
New Discovery cures" weak lungs
and sore throat after all other
remedies have failed; and for
coughs and co'ds it's the only
sure cure. jGaurauteed. oOc and
$1.00. Trial bottle free. G. L.
Penn & Son W. E. Lvnch & Co.
My 5 and 10 cents counters are
filled with many useful articles.
Especial valu-s in Enameled
R T. Scurry.
Dr. Tompkins, Juif! H ljstein,"
Dr. Jones and others are sleep mp
on National Bprin^s. Why don't
?dgefield Mercantile Company.
' If you want the finest Felt Mat
tress made, Int us sell you a "R?'x\*
or a "Dexter." There is nothing
Ramsey & Jones.
A? M good aa the best 60 years In
ona ia esa ia oar gnarantee.
P. J. BERCKMANS CO., (Inc.)
Frmtltnd Ntneries. AUGUSTA, CA.
? acm la Tree? and Shrubs. Established 18SI
The Cause of Many
There is a disease prevailing
?L? failure or apoplexy
" r~ arc ofter, the result
ct kidney disease. If
iftl?rVil I i M I |:i?n7 trovblc is ?
lowed to acvance the
Kl p_^I kidney - poisoned
N^ ^-^jk~" blood will attack the
^?a?,a?>i vital organs or the
kidneys themselves break down and wastt
?.way cell by coli.
Bladder troubles mest always result from
i derangement of thc kidneys and a cure is
obtained quickest by a proper treatment of
the kidneys, ii you are feeling badly^you
;an make no mistake by taking Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, thc great kidney, liver and
lt correpts inability to hold urine and scald
ing pain in passing it, and overcomes that
unpleasant necessity of being compelled to
go often during the day, and to get up many
times during the night. The mild and the
extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soon
realized. It stands the highest for its won
derful cures of the most distressing cases.
Swarnp.-Root is pleasant to take and sold
by all druggists in fifty-cent and one-dollar
sized bottles. You may figT '
have a sample bottle of
this wonderful new dis
covery and a book that ^
tells all about it, "both nome of ?wnmp-Root.
sent free by mail. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co.
Binghamton, N. Y. V/hen writing mention
reading this genere ? effer in this papsr.
Don't make any mistake, but
remember the l?ame, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
md the address, Binghamton, N.
Y., on eery bottle.
Just received delightful Exmst
?ni Coff15 to 25 c^uts per pound.
The Treasurer's Office will be open
fertile collection ol* taxes levied Jor
lOOCfr.cni the 15th (lay of October to
the 15rh day of March, 1007, indus, ve.
Fruin the 1st to the 3?SS day of .in 11
.iray l!)nr, a penalty of one per cent,
..viljbe added lo all taxes paiil in Jan
Kr.un the l-l to th" 23th d'; y of Feb
ruary, 1!>(>? a penalty of two percent
..viii tie added tj all lases 1 niel i'n Fe br
From-Inlettn T5th day oj Myridi
fi)07, a : eualtv i/f - vf:-. pi?r cen?, xviii
O;- added to al! imptiid t:i:c-.
Levy for #1 at?; . . ~> miHs
" CJfit? ;=ly ? "
" " School o
" " j??p?i?i*l Omni's , . M
" ?ickc?s 'J'b'p Bunda 3 "
!- " Wis? Tn'p IVtitiHs V,? "
?. shaw Ts'p Bonds 13-4 "
' " Johnston school 3 <e
.? Edffeliidd S- D. 2 ?.
" Town of Ei'geii^ld
school bo .(ls 1 ,l
Tom of Edgetield K. lt. H '
M ,? White Town D 3 V
" Town o? Edge field Cor
porate purposes 4
0'>e dollar poll lax oil all citizens
Dc! ween the a^"s of 21 and GO year.
except, by those exempt by law. 50ct
per capita on all dogs.
Guaranteed for 12 mos.,
built for Style, Quality
and Durability. We can
save you. 525.00 on the
parchase of a Buggy, Run
about or Suney. Our
complete catalog No. 6 is Free for the asking.
John Foster Co., 265-271 Decatur St., Atlanta, Ca. 0
ear after year ^fSiK ^nn2s ?'ieer
To millions of homes afar and near,
Big and little folks sing the praise
M^flil^f Shoes so wonderfully made
Men and Women looking for their
Money's worth, buy ta.
We thank y ou for the liberal
j a Iron age wo have enjoyed al
your bands during the year just
cloeed'?TU d ask a continuance of j
Rame. We promise to do ?ill is our
power to make every transaction
p'eat-?ut. Wishing you a happy
.iud prosperous new year. We ar?
MAY & TOMPKINS
WOOD SAWS and SPLIT
TERS, LATHE and SHIN
Engines, Boilers and Supplies
It is not altogether the amount of
business we do, that counts with us.
Our inward desire is to give ev
ery one ftood Merchandise.
To extend to others an unvarying kindness and
courtesy, and to give of our profits rather more than
we can spare, brings with it contentment and the
kind of happiness that lasts.
Jp?PT Wishing one and all a prosperous New
THE CORNER STORE,
W. H. Turner, Proprietor.
Use All Animal Matter Ammoniates
WI FT FERTILIZER
High Grade Fertilizers.
Office 911, 912, 913 Prudential Building.
TO FARMERS: For Cotton cultivation, a reliable ferliliz?r
made strictly f>om ALL ANIMAL MATTER AMMONHTES,
Drifd Blood and meat and bone Tankage, shou'd be used. We me
hottiing else aa an armioniate. Swifts Belia ile fertilizers will not
.eat tbe roots of plants
in dry weather nor leach
in wet weather, which
can b& attributed to Cot
ton Seed Meal fertilizers
Wrile us for our new
li)07 booklet. Our fertil
izers are dry and suita
b'e for Drilling- and al
ways uni form in quality
Use Ptlmetto High
Gradp S-3-3. Planter's 8
2.2-for cotton and corni
if or Sate ty W. W. ADAMS, Edgefield, S. C.
is upon us
and wu are ready to serve our patrons with good
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats,
Pants and Clothing
;>.::at verv low prices.
We thank onr customers and the public general
ly for past favors, and we shall endeavor to merit
their support iii the future.
Let us supply your needs. We can now make
you very tempting prices in all lines.
Yours for business.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
To the Planters of Edgefseld:
Baldwiu's Fertilizers have stood the test of s venteen
years ?D our county, its most liberal buyers and best friends
of to-day, are the planters who hare used it coutinua'ly
since ifs introduction in our counly, which proves the ex
ceptional ixjerit of
Before making your FERTILIZER deals for 1607 talk
with our representative,
who will give you the secret of making a bale to the acre.
We will have a supply of Horses and Mules to
arrive about Christmas for the Season of 1907 .The
very best that mouey and experience can buy for
all round Southern use. Our customers will re
ceive the benefit of our
We will not handle branded or unbroken stock and will
keep a good assortment on hand through the season. We
will have from a blocky farm horse or mule to a
horse and nice pairs of big mules on hand all the time.
Cur aim and object is a fair deal and honest stock. Hoping
to meet you in the future as we have in the past.
Good Fertilizers and work in the right place at
the right time bring the farmers the best returns of
any investment they make.
We are offering to the trade this season" a full
The Best Fertilizers
We appreciate the liberal patronage we have
had from the farmer- for the past few ye?rs, and
hope to be able to ser/e them for the year 1907.
Use Royster's Farmers^ Bone.
Use Armour's Blood and Bone Goods.
Use Patapsco Mastodon and Georgia Formula."
These Fertilizers are manufactured by three of the
most reputable Manufacturers in .ne South.
[J^gTAll sold here exclusively by
--SSSSTI ?.??MU??- ;
When you need a Suit, Overcoat, Pair of Trou
sers, Hut, Pair of Shoes, Neckwear, Underwear
or anything else in Boys' or Men's wear, come to
our store. We are Headquarters for these Goods.
We buy in large quantities from the best and lar- jjJ
gest manufacturers in the country, so wherf you buy
from us you KNOW the Quaiity, the Style and
the Prices are all right. .
Do not fail to inspect our stock when you need
anything in our line.
DORN & mns
THE FARMERS BANK"
0F'EDGEFIELDJ5.C. ; 1
STATE AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY
THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST BANK IN BDCE IELD COUNTY
Faid up Capital... $68.000.00
Surplus and Undivided- Profits ?. 28MQ0?
Liability of Stockholders.- ........... 08,000.00
Protection to Depositors.^............$1^^,000:00
We invite attention of thoie desiring a uafe depoulorvfor their money ro tn* auora
acta. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS BY SPECIAL CONTRACT.
Under provision ot ita cha rter thia bank ia authorized to act as trustee, gnardixu
dministrator and executor, and to accapt and * xacnte trusta jrenerally.. 1
A. E. PADGETT. President i. H RAINbFORD, Vice-Pres
W. H. HAULING, Cashier. . W. A. BYRD, Asst. Cashier.
Arrington Bros. & Co,, Augusta, Ga.
Dear Sirs:-1 have been feeding my cow "SU
CRENE" about six months, and find it the great
est milk and butter producer I ever used. It keeps
her in good flesh and perfect conditio! also. 3?
JOHN PARRISH, 1405 Harper Street.
ARRINGTON Bil OS. & CO.,
Having purchased the interest of the Estate of
SAMUEL TANNAHILL and disposed of the
stock general hardware to the Augusta Hardware
Co., I will resume my old business of
Carriages, Harness, Saddlery,
Carriage and Wagon Mat erial.
Leather, Shoe Findings' Gum
Belting, Gandy and Leather,
The largest Stock of Double and Single Leather
Belting in the city. Laces, Rivets, etc.
Studebaker Wagons and Moyer
the best in the world, and at moderate prices.
The liberal patronage extended the old firm
will be appreciated by the nndersigned.
JOSEPH H. PAY.
729 Broad Street, /