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-Jas. T. Bacon. Thos. J. Adams.
? E. KEES E. Corresponding Etlitor.
Edgeflel?l, K. C., Dec. 23, I8SO.
Cruelty tn Convicts on f. reen wood and
Augusta ltaiir:>:ul -Ttie Charges of Ill
Treatment Gr flatly E.xagerated.
At the last session ot tue Legislature
???flint committee was appoiuted, compos
ta cf Senators Wylie ?nd Benbow . and
H?pieseuiaUves Murray, Shaw of Edge
field and John I'eter Richardson, to inves
tigate th? charges of ill-treatment of con
vie; s leased m the Greenwood and Au
gusta Railroad ami others, and to report
the result ot their investigation to this
The coaiiniti?e held several meetings
-iBl?*=W^!ftg-th?'i>:.:?^s and examined an im
mense number of witnesses. The testi
m ny taken covers ssven hundred pages
ot legal cap. The committee have com
pleted and predated their report. The
report recommends that no changes be
made in the existing laws relative to the
management of the convicts, and. sets forth
tint such abases as ?"he testimony shows
to have been committed can readily be
dealt with and punished by the Courts.
It is generally understood that the inves
tigation has satisfied the committee that,
while abuses have been committed, the
charges of cruelty, &c. brought against
tie Gree :wcod and Augusta Riilroad and
others were much exaggerated. The com
mittee dot-., uot recommend that the testi
mony be printed, but leaves that matter
?o tho determination ot* the General As
. Bern hiv.
A Miarp Contest.
A very interesting fight is now go?ng
the office of the Clerk ot" Court
reston county, between John li
the incumbent, and Maj. W"
?rho claims to have been elected?
a tye he was elected ? by a ina?
1 S V; votes, and was defeated by
tilly canvassers throwing out six
mets which gave large Republican
ri'ies H.?i express?? a determination
> lijiht it our. by -.:! b'^a.1 means and to
.f rosperity ol the (?rangers.
At the late annual Grange meeting in
Charleston, I he report of the ?Secretary
showed th?- Grange to be in a prosperous
' condition, there being now ".90 granges in
tie Slate The following officers were
e'ecte.l and installed for the ensuing year
James X Lipscomb, Worthy Master.
I!. S. Bedon, Worthy Overseer.
VV. W. ? Ins vi. Worthy Lee Airer.
X. F. Walker, Worthy Steward.
W. .1. Durant, Assistant Steward.
.'. fi. Richards, Chaplain.
A. M. Aiken, Treasurer.
Thomas ?V. Holloway. Secretary.
.!. X. Parrot, Gatekeeper.
Mrs Ii A. Love, Ceres.
Mrs. J. W. Wolibrd, Pomona.
Miss L L. Wiley, Flora.
Urn. F. M. Clayton, Lady Assistant
S lt ward.
The ??Ht-Dre Bidders.
?n Monday hst, according to previous
notice, our County Commissioner^, met to
open the bids of persons having past due
claims against the County-claims audited
two pr three years bick, by the Commis
: i -?era appointed to examine the bona fide
indebtedness of Edgefield County As
jnost } e sons holding ihesej claims were
unwilling to concur in such an aritange
:ment. and prefer holding on in the htsjpe ol'
Tnal?y getting dollar for dollar, there we e
but few bids-some ?ifiet % ortweaty. But
still enough ia take up thc money on hand
-83)400. Of this sum, $1,704 arose from
the half mill tax levied and collecied un
der the Act approved March 22nd 186$;
and -$1,70-/ from the half mill taxrlevied
and c ?Healed under tba Act approved the
2 Ith F-liuary 1SSO. T!ie bids range from
25 centslo 90 cents in the dollar.
Our Kew Officers.
O a Wednesday of hst week our new'
County Commissioners were sworn in.
They have given bond and are regularly
rn harness. W. X. Martin Esq.. of the
old Board, isChairmau. And u\>on Com
missioners Watson and Crouch you may
safely count to do their whole dutv, as be
comes sens;!?le men and patriotic citizens.
AH regaitb our other County officers, some
have-already given bond, and the others
will d'? so in a lew days.
Selling Seed Cotton.
A ijood deal of time has been expended
in the General Assembly in discussing bills
to regulate the salo of seed cotton. One
man wi 14say that seed cotton ought not
if bc sold at al!, another will tell us that
..fri is not purchase-able in less quantities
lilan five hundred pounds, and still anoth
er, will inform the world that it was not
made to be sold in less quantities than two
hundred and fifty pounds. To pass a law
prohibiting the sale of seed cotton would
he an injury to a great many and of no
li -nett to any. except to roguish renters
w lose cotton hons-s would bc the common
receptacle for stolen cotton. What right,
anyway, have even our lawmakers to pre
vent the farmer from selling the products
of his lands as he pleases? While one man
might offer for solea hundred pounds of
sto>n cotton, there would probably be a
dozen.men, each with a amad quantity of
the fleecy staple thal they had honestly
onme by, and would be glad to dispose ot.
Make your law. and what's the poor man
to do, who has only a few hundred pSunds
of seed cotton'.' < > yes, save it till the next
crop, of conrse, or resort to a partnership
with his neighbor. The truth is, every
farmer must look after his own business,
and unless he does, he may expect to have
h s cotton s'olen. There can be no objec -
non, however, to the bill that was finally
introduced, requiring persons who buy
seed cotton to keep a list of those from
whom they purchase. This is far <nough
lo go. We fail to see eithei reason or jus
tice in any proposed law preventing thc
sale of farm products in any shape or con
dit on.-Leein:y(on Dispatch.
For the Advertiser.
Tribnte of Respect.
WHEREAS, God, the" Grand Architect
or the Universe, in His wisdom has seen
proper to remove/ from our midst our
u il^f'}} and esteemed Brother, JOHN T.
JOHNSON; therefore heit
Besotted, tit. That in the death of Bro.
J. T. JOHNSON. Caldwell Lodge has lost
a worthy member, the County a true pa
trio*, tho community a valued .citizen,
and his family a kind and affectionate
Resolved, 2d, That we, tue members
of Caldwell Lodge, deeply deplore bis
loss, and reserve a page blank in the
records of the Lodge, sacred to his mem
Resolve'!, "rd, That the Lodge bo drap
ed in mourning for thirty days and that
a copy of these resolutions be sent to the
fain Wy or" the deceased brother, and a
copy to tho Edgeiield Advert ?ter, for
J. T. WHITE, Soc'ry.
DOX'T FORGET when you visit Augus
ta, to-call at the Large and Popular Shoe
Establish ment of WM. MULHERIX <t CO.,
913 Broad St. Their stock of BOOTS,
SHOKB and HATS is varied and complete,
and their prices are always as low as the
Xi - west. [Sept. 8, l860.-jan21 1
.ROCEEDINGS OP TH(Z ?EGIS- | '
Enactment of'Stringent Laws Against
Duelling and Whlskej-DrinKiug. i
_' / ; I
In the Senate, on Monday, the loth a
?ill, previously passed in the House, to 1
etjairu all railroad companies in this State
0 construct and keej/ in repair aa ade
piale stock guard or cattle ,gap at every
K/.nt wneit? the line of railroad of any
nuca cow panics crosses the line ot any pas
ture fence in this State waft passed.
la ;Le Houe?*, thc bill to further regu
late the salo ol' seed cotton was taken np
for a second reading.
It was amended so as to apply to the
Counties ot Abbeville, Edgefield, Sumter,
Uran^eburg, Laurens, Lexington, Aiken,
lancaster, Richland, Chester and Fair
field. -.flw-*~? i
Capt. Ward moved to make the bill ap
ply only to quantities less than 500 pounds
Mr. Talbert suggested that a provision
should be inserted after each County say
ing what quantities should be sold in that
County. ForEdgefield he would suggest
Tue bill was passed to a third reading
by a vote of 50 to 47.
Tue bill prohibits thc selling of seed
cotton saved from the freehold in the Coun
ties named, except for manufacturing pur
poses where lint cotton would not do as
well, and except by legal process or by
ordrr of Courts, or in settlements between
landlords and tenants, under a penalty of
imprisonment in jail from ten days to six
months or line of from $10 to ?500 or both,
one-half oi the tina to go to me informer
and one-half to go to the public schools.
?dgelield's Tax to be Eleven und
Tue Tax Bill was perfected in the early
parr, of last week, as follows : The State
tax remains at 4? mills exclusive of the
u institutional school tax of two mids,
foe io,ai county taxes for general and spe
cial purposes are as follows in thc counties
named: Aiken, 5 mills; Anderson, 2i
milli : Abbeville, 3! nulla; Barnwell, JJ
muk Lancaster, -1 mills; Chesterfield, 7;i
mills; Clarendon, 7 mills; Darlington, ?
mills: Charleston, 4? mills, Edge?iold, 5
mills; Georgetown, Si mills: Greenville,
;, .-.jill-: Lexington, mills; -Marlboro',
5.j mills; Newberry, il mills: Williams
ourg, G.] mills; Oconee, i\ mills; Spartan
burg, i; "mills; Beaufort, 4 mills; Colleton,
? muir Fairfield, ? 1-5 mills; Hampton.
b.J tallis; Jiorry, 4 mills: Kershaw, ti mills:
L-turens, 5 mills: .Mario.., 4 mills; Orange
ourg. 41: Richland, 5 mills: Sumter, o?
nilli-; Union, oV. nulls; You. '<> mills;
Picken?, o mills; Chester.7? mills. The time
paying the taxes elicited some debite, but
jv.it finally fixed as follows: First instal
liert iruuj lsc of .May to 1st ol .lune; sec
.MI t inri rdinent trom the l?th of Septem
-i>-r t<i me Slat of October
Passage by the Senate ut' the Duelling
On Tuesday, the 14th. the Senate pass
ed the Duelling Lill. We give the full
V (till tu Define the Offensa and Fix
the Punis'iuient ol' Duelling.
f?e it craded by thc f?en ale and House
of fiepre-tentatiees of the State of South
U walinu, /une mri and sitting in General
Assembly and by the authority of the
au iii* :
SECTIOS 1. Whoever shall light a duel
m this State, and all persons present, aid
ing and abetting in such dud, as second,
J" iend, or counsellor to either principal, or
.th- rwise, shad be deemed guilty of a mis
.Ittueinor, and, upon conviction, shall De
lined not less than one hundred dollars or
laqrsoned n the State Penitentiary not
?es.-? trian six months, or both at the" dis
cretion of the Judge.
SEO 2. Whoever shall kill another in a
duel, or inll ct wounds upon him from
whicn ho shall die within six mouths from
said duel, aud all pensons preseut, aiding
>?r abbetiing in such duel, as seconds,
friend, or counsellor to either principal, or
otherwise, shall be deemed guilty ot mur
der. and, upon conviction, shall "suffer the
punishment of death.
Sue. S. From and after the passage of
;;.:- Act all members elected to the Gen
end Assembly, and all officers now requir
ed to take and subscribe the oath pre
scribed in Act II, Section .SO, of the Con
s'ituiion of the Sute, shall, in addition
thereto, take the following o??J before en
tering upon th<- duties of their respective
officer, to be administered in like manner
as the oath now required : '.'I do solemnly
swear (or affirm, as t he case may be,) that
1 have not since the 1st day, of January,
A. 1). ISSI, engaged in a duel within or
wit hout the State, either as 1 principal or
second, or been present theret? as a friend
toi either v ae oi'the principals in such duel,
aud that I will not during th? term of of
fice to which 1 have been elected (or ap
pointed, as the case may be,) engage in a
duel as principal, or aid and abet in such
duel as second, or friend, to either princi
pal or otherwise." To which shall be add
ed in the case of all officers charged with
the preservation of the peace, the follow
"And I will to the extent of my ability
enforce the peualties prescribed by law
against dueling, and will not faij to Dring
to just ce all violators of the same that
may come within my view or knowledge."
SEC 4. Any failure or refusal to take
th? foregoing oath shall disqualify the of
ficer or member of the Legislature so re
1 using, or failing, for entering upon the
duiies of his office, which shall thereupon
I io deemed vacant.
Confirmation of Our County Officers
and Trial Justices.
On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed
the ioliowing appointment? of <1ov. Ha
Edgefield-Treasurer, B. 0. Bryan;
Auditor, Samuel T. Edwards; Jury Com
missioner, W. H. Brunson ; Trial Jus
tices-K A. Mims, W. G. Harris, Norton
W. Brooker, W. H. Veldell, B. M. Tal
bert, S. fi. Meriwether, Thomas Mitins,
.lohn Brunson, W. I). Allen, fl. H. Tom
kins, E. B. Forrest, J. P. Blackwell. Til
I man H. Clark, E J. Goggans, F. H. Ward
\o Divorce? In South Carolina.
A bill to regulate the granting of di
vorces being a bill to allow divorces on the
(?round of adultery and no olher came,
came in for a general discussion on Wed
nesday. Messrs. McCrady, Hemphill and
Bucker opposed the bill, taking the line
that South Carolina should adhere to the
principle which had governed the people
for two hundred years, during which ho
divorce laws had been enacted except.du
ring the short interval under Radical rule.
Tue bill was defeated.
Thc House Gives Hay to thc Bar
On Wednesday, also, ir. the House, took
placo the postponement, until next session
by A vote of 57 to 55. of a bill which, for
several days, previously, had provoked
the most tremendous discussion pro and
con. This was a bid imposing a State li
cense of from one to two hundred dollars
on retail liquor dealers. Early ir. the ses
sion, two petitions praying for alaw against
whiskey-selling had been presented to the
General Assembly, one signed by 5,000 la
dies of Charleston, and one signed by 3,000
ladies of Anderson. The Charleston peti
tion, when unrolled, measured thirty feet
in length ; the Anderson petition, ten feet
In some future issue of the Advertise}' we
will give the debates on this great ques
tion. They are worth reading. Among
the many arguments used against the bill,
the most ridiculous was that by Mr. See
ger?, of Columbia, who said that thepas
sage of the bill would disrupt the Demo
eratic parti/. No one who voled for such
a measure would ever come back to the
Legislature. He knew that the sale of
liquor wa3 an evil, but it. could not. bo
stopped, and that was all of it.
We egree with Mr. Seegers that the
sale of whiskey cari never be stopped, but
if the Democratic party can be disrupted
by whiskey, then the sooner the disruption
takes place, the better. A bid to totally
prohibit the ?ale ofiiquor in South Caroli
na, waa also lost %
The Opponents of Whiskey Move for a
Reconsideration, and Gaiu a Gjeat
On Thursday, the Liquor Question was
*gain brought before the House on a mo
tton by Div Gary to reconsider the vote
whereby the bill to further regulato th?
Bale of intoxicating liquors in this State
was continued to tue next session yester
day. The motion to reconsider wa?? adopt
ed and the bill was again beforethe House,
'. Mr. Sim^utOn of Charlestoni moved tc
continue U.o bill to the next session, lipon
this motion the vote stood, yeas 31
For several moments after the announce
ment of this vote it was impossible to se
c?re order, the excitement among sorai
of the members was so gt eat.
Mr. Murray of Anderson then moved U
strike out all after the enacting words ol
.thc bill.and insect.the following as a sub
stitute, the effect of which was to plac?
before the House almost an entirely new
bill, the provisions of which seemed ti
meet the approval of a great many mern
bers who'bad opposed the hill introduced
yesterday. The new bil! ts as follows :
SECTION L, Be ii enacted, &c., Tba
from and after the passage of this act, m
license for the sale ot spirituous or intoxi
eating liquors shall be granted in Soutl
Carolina outside of the incorporated citiet
towns and villages of this State, and i
shall-be unlawful-for any person or per
sons to sell,such liquors without a beens
so to do.
SEC 2. No license for the sale of intox
icating liquors-shall . be granted by an;
municipal authorities, m any city or vii
l?ge in this State except upon tho payraen
by the person applying for the same t
the treasurer of the county in which suci
city, town or village is situated the sui
of $100 in addition to the license charge
by such city, town or village, for the ns
1 of such county to be applied to the ord]
nary expenses of the county : Provided
that hereafter ?o city, towner village sha
charge any license for the sale ot wines
malt liquors or cider, and no State beens
shall be charged by any county where n
other spiritoue liquors are sold on the sam
SEC. b\ That hereafter the sale of al
bitter-? or other beverages ol* which spirit
uous liquors form an ingredient be and th
same are. hereby prohibited within th
limits ot' this State, except in the incoi
porate limits of cities, towns and village!
where they shall only be sold under th
same terms as intoxicating liquors, as pro
vided for in Section 2 hereof.
SEC. 4. Any person violating the provi
sio'.is of this Act ?hall upon ,convirti?
thereof be lined in the sum of not lee
than $200 or imprisoned for a term of nc
less than six months, cr both tined an
imprisoned in the discretion of tnt Cour
trying the case.
Th's Act shall not take effect in an;
county, city, to\vn or village until the li
cenee.snow granted Bhali expire.
Upon the substitution flit this amend
ment a discussion arose, and was partici
pated in by several of the members.
Mr Tiljinghast thought the bill, a
amended; the best measure that could b
passed, it was, in his opinion, the enter
ing wedge by which total prohibition migh
in time bf reached
Mr. Bine!: favored total prohibition, bu
if that could not be done be was in lavo
ol' the next best thing, and he hoped th
bill as amended would pass.
Gary said that he desired to appear upo
the record as being unqualifiedly oppoaei
to the unrestricted use of intoxicatin
drinks. As a member of the medical prc
fession he was familiar with the lerribl
effects upon the human constitution of th
improper use of alcoholic drinks, and h
hoped that the bill' would pass withou
one dissenting voice, as it aimed at th
g.iod of the whole people.
Mr. Hut son said he had not favored'Ul
bill which had been continued yesterda
because he thought it defective. The bi
before the House, however, was a goo
measure and was calculated to protect sc
ciety against those who traflicked in alco
hoi to the ruin of their fellow men. H
hoped that the municipal authorities c
the cities anil towns would co-operate wit
the Genend Assembly in their efforts t
protect society at large. He did not bi
lievc in attempting to leforrn individual
by l?gislation, but something was neces
sary for the preservation of society as
whole.' Saturday night, in the section h
lived, -was made a perfect hell by the in
.-fOAHlion^f the ^negroes, and if some
thing was not dbne it wcAild render an ex
odus-Vof the white people from that Jocah
Mr. Sim?nton said that if the bill pro
hibited totally the sale of intoxicating li
quors in thc State ne would support i
heart and soul, and if he saw a means b;
which such a law could be enforced h
would support it. He could not, holdin?
the views that he did, consent to make i
source of revenue of a traffic which wa
recognized as an evil. Once the Stat
licensed this traflic there would never tx
a chance ol' getting through a prohibiter;
law. The municipal taxes now irnpcBei
on liquor dealers were used for the suppor
of the cities and towns, and if this addi
tional tax was imposed it would fall heav
lest upon the poorer classes of the commu
nity, who would be unable as the riche
classes to pay for pure liquors, and wonk
bs taxed by the barroom keepers or els
given adulterated and poisonous drink.'
which would work far more injury than a
present. He moved to strike out the sec
ond section of the bill.
Mr. Vern er said he was sorry to see tba
thc fiercest opposition to this measun
should come from the County of Charles'
ton, whence had come the longest petitior
for some legislation ol' this kind. The
t uestion was simply whether the Genera
Assembly would submit' to the power o
the whiskey dealers, or have the bravery
to say to them that they proposed to heex
the prayers' ol' the widows and orphan!
and impoverished men and women of South
Carolina, and do all in their power to wipe
the curse of whiskey from the face of the
Mr. .Dargan said that he had onposeci
the radical, measures proposed yesterday.
The passion for strong drink could not be
legislated out of existence, but he thought
it might be modified by encouraging the
use ol' malt liquors, wines and cider. Let
the alcoholic liquors, he said, be taxed
doubly, ami let the malt liquors and wine*
be free. This bill, he thought, would dc
much good, and would prepare th* way
for the passage of a prohibitory law. He
thought the feature of the bill turning
the money into the county treasuries waa
eminently proper. He could not appreci
ate the argument that this tax would fall
heaviest-on the poorer classes, it waa
clear to his mind that if malt liquors and
wines were exempted from taxation, ano
brandy and whiskey - ttxed double, the
poor man would naturally be induced to
drink the cheaper and less injurious bev
erages. This, in his opinion, was the pro
vision of the bill which would accomplish
the most good.
A vote was then taken on Mr. Simon
ton's motion to strike out.the. second por
tion of the bill and resulted : Yeas 37,
nays 71. So the motion was lost. The
bill as amended then pasied its second
reading by a vote of 74 to 34. This vote
was reconsidered and tabled, and thus
placed beyond the power of thc House to
rescind its action.
The bill is now in the hands of the Sen
ate, where there is no doubt of it passing,
perhaps in better shape than it is at pres
ent. " Indeed lt is even thought that the
Senate will increase the licenseHo $200.
The Carrying of Concealed Weapon N to
he Hereafter Severely Punished.
On Friday the great work of interest in
the Senat*? was the passage, by a Urge
majority, of the House bill prohibiting the
carrying of concealed weapons. As this
bill is one of extraordinary importance,
we will give its full text next weer. And
we rejoice that our State iu at loa.it to be
allowed to test the eflicacy of legislation
against pistols and whiskey.
Exoneration of Comptroller-General
The following concurrent resolition ha?
been adopted by both Houses.'
. Resolved, by the Senate, tho House of
Representatives conenrrinf. That the
General Assembly, taking nto considera
tion the valuable services 'endered to tho
Stato by James C. Coit, E?q , special com
missioner, the amount of labor imposed
upon him in the several A'ts of Assembly,
ind the strict fidelity Vith which he dis
charged the duties which devolved upon
bim, do hereby exonerate him from all
personal responsibilii-y for the loss occa
sioned to the State in connection with the
fun .ling of the billa of the Bank ot the
In tho Senate, on motion of Senator
Perrv, the salary of the Railroad Com
missioner waa fixed at $2,100 and that, of
his clerk at $1,000, and the sum of $350
waa appropriated for the contingent ex
penses of that office.
The resolution to levy a special tax on
Edgefield County to pay a claim of Gary
? Gary was defeated.
The'bill to prevent illicit, traffic in seed
cotton provides that any one who buys
seed cotton kndwing it to be stolen shall
be punished by not less than ten nor more
thaa. thirty- years' imprisonment in the
Claim of M. N. Cartledge, elootion mes
senger for Edgefield County, was allowed.
The General Assembly is to adjourn on
Thursday of this week.
Sugars, Coffees, Teas, Groceries and
Confectioneries opening this week. Also
I a nice lot of Oysters, Pickles, Fruits,
Canned Goods, <fec, for Christmas, at tfci
J. M. COBB'S. f|
Nov. JG-?t50. >
GEORGIA PAINT CO.,
OFFERS REIDY MIXED PAINTS
in small Cans, or by the Gal'on, or by
the Barrel, at prices AS LOW as they
can be bought a: WHOLESALE in NEW
JOT- QUALITY THE VERY BEST.
FAST COLORS, iu all Shades.
All styles COTTAGE COLORS.
Inside and Outside WHITE.
HANDSOME, DURABE and CHEAP
Also, RICH, DARK BROWN, MET
ALLIC PAINT, for Roofs, Bridges,
Fencing, Wagons, and Plantation Ma
chinery and Tools. *
PRICE LISTS and SAMPLE
COLORS sent?n application.
GEORGIA PANT CO.,
J. H. ALEXANDER, Pres't. )
C. C. BE-MIS, Snp't. . j j
Dec 2'2, 1880. tf $
ILEARN that, during my ill-health,
some person either by mistake or
through malice, circulated the report
that I had abandoned tho practice of Law*
Having recovered my health, I will at
tend promptly to all business entrusted
Ul mn In the Couris of this State and of
the United States.
S. B. GRIFFIN.
Dec. 7, 1880. 3uil
702 Broad Stree
REED Sc :
CLOCKS, BRONZES *
AnotogTA. QA.. Tfoyjn. 1870.
Broad St., Near Lower
MONUMENTS, TOMBSTONES, FL
wayE on hand or. made to order. A 1
delivery at shortest notice. Several 1
modern styles of Monuments, furnish
in this market, and of the best workr
Confederate Monument, recently erec
AUGUSTA, GA., NOV. 25, 1879.
Two Doors Above Railro
mxm & RicHM
Tho Proprietors aro determined to m
in everv regard, and respectfully solicits
T. J. KERI
MEN'S, YOUTH'S an<
ALSO A LARGE 3TOCK OF
Call aud Price and you wi
Batesburg, S. C., Dec. 4,1SS0.
WISE & MAI
IT would be useless to attempt to
hand ; suffice it to say we deal In
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, HAT!
CROCKERY and GLASSWARE
GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS
And thousands of other useful I
HST* The highest market price paid ?
All accounts for 1880 are past due f<
and settle at once. "W
IHAVE just received a supply of FANCY
to which the attention ol' the public is inv
Standard lines ef STATIONERY, BLANK
receive the Latest Novels and nil the Illustr
SCHOOLBOOKS a specialty.
?. I. BUCKLEY, SS!
Nov. 10-janl] BETWEEN C?
State of South Carolina
In Common rican.
F. L. Smith and L?win Jones, Inte part
ners in tracie under the name and style
ol' Smith & Jones, Plaintiffs, vs. Lu
clnda H. Burton, Deft.- Summon*, to
To Lucinda Burton.
\?rcrea<S judgment was obtained in
the Circuit Court tor the Oonntvoi Edgo
field and State of South Carolina, on the
fourth day of March, A D. 1807, in the
above entitled causo, against Lucinda
Burton, Defendant, for the sum of Two
Hundred and Thirty-four Dollars, with
$20.62 costs, in favor of Smith A Jones.
Plaintiffs, and execution was duly issued
thereon, but the active energy thereol
has now expired and it is desired to havt
the same renewed at March Tenn of thc
Court of Common Pleas, A. D. 1881.
. Now, therefore, you are summoned tr
appear at the noxt Term of the Circuil
Court to be held for said Countv on th?
second Monday in March, 1881, at tl?
place of holding tho same, and then anc
ibero show cause, if any you can, whj
said execution should not be renewer
according to law.
O. F. CKEATHAM, C. o. C. P.
Dated Dec. 15tb . 1880.
. J. ADDISON,
Dec. 22, 1880. w ?JH?___ Ot?
TO EXCHANGE FOR
IHAVE 16 Building Lots in Augusts
in the upper part of the city, to ex
change for Cotton Lands, or Plantation
Lands must be convenient tc Railroad.
Apply to, or address. .
R. G. M. DUNOVANT,
Real Estate Agent.
Edgefield C. H., S. C.
Dac. 22, 1880. tf 3
fl COHEN. THE*boss jewelry ma
! \JC? of Augusta, offers his large an
1 well selected stock UTthose contemph
ting purchases for--TOe holidays at' 1st
than New York cost. His new $2,0(
safe will not bold all the valuables, ?
j they must be disposed of at a sacrifie
: Diamonds of the first water, solid Gol
j Rings (14 carats and higher), seLs of Et
f Rings and Breastpins (unsurpassed b
I those worn by Sara Bernhardt), Gol
? Chains (fit to decorate the most fashion:
? hie); also, an immense stock of chea
! Jewelry, which he ?fters to dealers :
i factory prices. 539 Broad street is tl
j headquarters for Guns and Pistols, fro!
. a pop gun to a breach-loader Rifle ar
?Pistol. Here you will fiud Musical Ii
! struments of all sort?, from a Jew's hai
toa base drum; ??OO Violins, from !
! up; 1,000 banjos, from 50c. to ?10; 2,0<
j Accord?ons and Harmoniums at astoi
; ishing low. rmttes.^Spgptacles and Ei
J Glasses "tosmt tneTna and young. Ye
1 who desire to take time by tho forelocl
now is your chance to provide your hon
with a good Clock that I will guaranti
for twelve months; my Fancy Clock
my MuBical Clocks, my Mechanic
Clocks, are ticking now all over Georg
I and Carolina, which, however, I do n
I sell on tick. Bringen your cash and \
home rejoicing. Look ?or the Big Gt
opposite the Fountain, ??s Broad Stree
Dec. 1"), 1880. , 2m2.
/ISr Now is tho~tlme to pay for yot
t, Cor. McIntosh.
Market, Augusta, Cia.
:nd MARBLE WORK generally a
arge Bection ready tor lettering an
mndreds of new designs of the mot
ed at a lower price than ever bel'or
clanship, tumilar to that of the nei
ted by me in this city.
PHEO. i? A1SK WALTER.
ad Crossing, Augusta, Ga.
akethe " AITOXTSTA" a First-Class Hott
the patronage of the traveling public.
i BOYS' CLOTHING,
ll see that they are cheap.
enumerate the Articles we have on
3, BOOTS and SHOES,
!, HOLLOW WARE,
3, &c, &c.
:rticle8, nt prices to satiety all.
br Cotton. Call and see and believe.
>r Guano and Store account. Come
TSE & ??ANGET, Ag'ts.
?OOK STORE !
' STATIONERY in ornamental caskets,
?ted. Also on hand a large assortment of
BOOKS, Ac., at LOWEST PRICES. I
ated and News Papers as issued.
g BBOAB STREET.
IRISTOPHRR and JAS. A.. GRAY'S.
WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW IS, " WHERE CAN THE ]
GOODS ALWAYS BE HAD ?" ? WHERE MAY BUY]
IT is TUP.: ":ERE ARE MANY FJ
AIMS AT PERFECTION. Showing to vu Customers the LARGEST VARI
VENIENCE. Showing everything with UNUSUAL ACCOMMOI
THE FALL, 1880! Opens Altogether the Most Magnificent St
FEET DEEP gives ample room for arranging our Stock, and we have now (
and kindly send us word where such another Stock in the Southern States can
Fine Goods, for we haye them. Do not hesitate to give orders for Goods if no
STATED. Buyers run no risk at ? ?.
THIS CATALOGUE IS ONLY PARTIAL,
SILK li RESS GOODS.
1,000 Yards choice shades Black Gro Grain Silk at 45c a yard, well wcrti 85.
2.400 Yards helter grade Black Gro Grain Silk at 50c, well worth 05c.
1,435 Yards Good Black Gro Grain Silk at 05c, always sold for SI.
4,000 Yards Beautiful Ponson Black Silk at 75. 85, 05c and SI a yard.
2,040 Yards choice lines better grade Black Silks, together with everything.de
sirable in Colored Silks, from 50c lo Si 75 a yard. . .
A VISIT OF INSPECTION IS REQUISITE.
. 0,00 Yards Cruse Cloth, choice styles, at 12ic, worth 20c.
4,000 Yards Momie Cashmere at 15c-wonderful.
2,5)40 Yards Imported Crane Cloths at 18c, cheap at .15c.
200 Pieces Novelty Brocade at 20c -this price was hitherto unheard of.
397 Pieces Illuminated Mohair at 0c, extraordinarily cheap.
Dress Goods in every conceivable Style, Shade and Color, at 25, 35 to 50c.
4,702 Yards Manchester Plaid Mohair at 10c, worth 25c. I
Bargains in French Novelties. Bargains in all Fancy Dress Goods. Nothing!
like them elsewhere. Black and colored Cashmeres.
Had v mi re, Armures, Crepe D'Inde, Camels Hair.
All-Wool Cashmeres at 25, 35, 50, 05, 85c to Si.
Ladies' Dolmans, Listers, Sacques and Circular.?.
?00 Dou^.d-breasted Coaching Ulsters at 85, $7 tc$12; 300 colored imported Sacques
at $5, SO 50 to SH.
.100 Belle DolmanB, of Diagonal and Beaver Cloth. SO 50 to S25.
r.00 Ladies' Cloth Cloaks at *4 50; 300 Ladies' Cloth Cloaks at S5 ; 750 Cloth Cloaks
from SI 75 to SS 50.
108 Imported Cloaks at S12, Slr> and $20-perpect beauties.
420.cinth Circulars at S3 50 to S'i ;>0. None of this lot were bought in the regular |
way, bo? away below water mark, CITADELLE-price only 50c.
Bargains Jost as They tome! Bargains iu Every Department!
8,000 Yards choice Fall Calicoes at 4ic, worth 7c.
500 Pieces extra standrrd Prints nt 5c a yard.
300 Pairs Good White 10-4 Blankets at S'? 50-a gr?at bargain.
SOO Pairs White Blankets, slightly soiled, at 84 50 and S5.
295 Pairs California Blankets, slight!}' soiled. at*$7 and S8 50, cheap at Sl2.
3,000 Yards Red Flannel, a great job, at 18c, 25c and 35c.
107 Pieces White Flannel, very cheap, at 15c, 20c, 25c a;:d 30c a yard.
100 Dozen Cheap Felt Skirts at 49c, worth Si 25.
HOSIERY, GLOVES, UNDERWEAR.
120 Dozen Ladies' Merino Vests nt 35c.
138 Dozen Ladies' Merino Vests, a great bargain, 50c and 05c
14? Dozen Fine all-wool doods at Si, Si 50 and S2.
Gents' Merino Shirts at 25c, :15c, 50c, 75c, Si and SI 50.
200 Dozen Four Button Kid Cloves at 50c. worth Si 25.
500 Dozen Th ree-Button Opera Gloves at 25c.
800 Dozen Genuine Bal bringan Hose reduced to 25c.
Thousands of Children's Fancy Hose at 5c, 10c an." 15c a pair.
Outside of this lot, we have about 400 dozen Fine English Goods will close at 25c
a pair. Cheap at 50c.
724 BROAD STREET, & 727 EL
CARPETS! CARPETS! , CARPETS!
STEW GOODS FOR FALJjJ TRADE,
1 OU ROLLS of NEW CARPETS oponed this week in
BRUSSELS CARPETS, of best makes, en ti rel v new designs, 75. 85, 95, Si, SL40.
THREE-PLY CARPETS, very choice goods, in new designs. 95c, 81.10, $1.25.
SCOTCH INGRAIN CARPETS, All Wool, new and beautiful, 75, 85, 95c per vd.
WOOL and COTTON INGRAIN CARPETS, 30. 40 and 50c per vard.
STRI PED CARPETS, for rooms, for 18, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 and 60c. per yard.
HALL CARPETS, in Brussels, Venetian and Ingrain.
STAIR CARPETS, in Brussels, Venetian, etc. etc.
HEARTH RUGS, in Single and Double Velvet and Brussels, Axminster, Wil
ton, Smyrna, Mottled ann Turkish.
DOOR MATS, in Velvet, Brussels, Smyrna, Wonted Bordered Cocoa, Plain Co
oa, India Rubber, Buggy and Grass Mats, now and beautiful Goods, which I offer
AT ROCK BOTTOM PRICES.
TOGETHER WITH A FULL LINE OF
FLOOR OIL CLOTHS in all widths. COCOA and CANTON MATTINGS.
LACE CUQTA1NS, new designs. BANDS, LOOPS, HAIR CLOTHS-all widths.
EXTENSION WINDOW CORNICES, new designs, lust opened.
CURTAIN GOODS and UPHOLSTERERS' TRIMMINGS
WALL PAPER and .BORDERS, RTSTIC SHADES, CANE for CHAIRS.
Table OIL CLOTHS, all widths. N URSERY Sheetings, Piano and Table Covers
WINDOW SHADES,.Scolloped and Plain, Shade Hollands, all widths.
t3r~ Every one ia invited to come and see my New Goods.
#&- MY MOTTO IS Q UICK SA LES and SM A LL PROFITS.
GEORGE A. BAILIE,
MASONIC HALL BUILDING, 743 BROAD ST.
competent Upholsterer un hand to Fit and Lay Carpets, dec.
]NTew Groceries !
W E have just received 150 Cases of CANNED GOODS, consisting of
FRUITS, MEATS and VEGETABLES of all kinds. New Currants and Citron.
25 Boxes and Barrels CRACKERS, ol' everv variety.. Pickle? In Barrels.
New Buckwheat, Oatmeal. Cracked Wheat' Pearl Barley. Graham Flour,
Yankee Beans, Choice New Mackerel and Codfish.
Northern Apples. Potatoes, Onions and Cabbages.
FRESH GOODS by every steamer, which wo aro selling at the LOWEST PRI
CES, quality considered. Give us a call and be convinced.
JOHN D. BAKER, .Manager.
GEORGE A. BAILIE,
Dec. 4-3m] Masonic Hall Building, 742 Broad St.
T0\S ! TOYS!
A.T WHOLESALE !
We h ave un IMMENSE STOCK on hand, and have Prices
Marked Down SO LOW, that Merchants wanting 25, 50 j -
and 100 Dollars Lots, can buy AS LOW from us as!
in New York. |
You can SELECT your stock from our SAMPLE TABLES, ?
and run LESS RISK of getting UNSALABLE Goods.
W. T. Eietods ? Son,
829 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
i&T N. B.-Merchants wanting TOYS, and no time to
come to the City, we will select for them.
November 23, 1880.-[420m.
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JARGEST STOCK EE FOUND?'' "WHERE CAN THE NEWEST
BBS-BE SURE OF THE VERY LOWEST RPICES?"
[NE STORES TO TRADE AT, BUT
ETY OF GOODS. Showing to its Customers with the GREATEST CON
fATION, giving to its Customers the TRUEST SATISFACTION.
ock. A ST?RE TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE
Dutst'-ipped our former efforts. Take a walk through from Broad -to Ellie,
be found, or what Goods we lack. Do not hesitate to ask for any kind of
t judges of quality, because we GUARANTEE OUR GOODS TO BE AS
ON ACCOUNT OP SPACE REQUIRED.
LIXEXS, TOWEL? and NAPKINS.
150 Pieces English Table Linen at 25c, 85c and 50c a yard.
500 Dozen, ]ob lot, Fancy Doylies at 5c, worth 15.
.1.000 Yards Linen Crash Toweling at 5c and 7*c, worth 12i and 20c.
Novelties in Turkey Red Cloths, Table Coveis, ?fcc. _ --/'".Vi
. 700 silk Umbrellas at $1 so, ??2 50 and $5. HO Boys' Suits at$l 76 each. Limited.
.' 800 Dozen Towels, from 2*c each to $150.
NOTIONS IN GREAT VARIETY.
0,200 Dozen Sweet Bye and Bye Bouquet at 15c.
1,000 Jet and Gold Pins, worth 25 to 50c each, all at the ridiculous low price of 5o
Boxes Fancy Ruching at lc each.
8,2(K) Boxes Paper at ?ic, 5c, 8c and 10c each. A great drive. .
JOBS IN SILK HANDKERCHIEFS?
475 Dozen Silk Handkerchiefs, fi, at 10c. 800 dozen I Silk Hdk'fa., 15 to 25c each
Big Bri vc !
300 Dozen Job Imported Silk Handkerchiefs at 50c, 75c, %l to $2 50 each. Splen
485 Dozen Dolls at 4c each, quarter of a yard long.
100 Dozen Dolls, with Hair, quarter to a half yard loni;, at 15, 20 and 25c.
75 Dozen Dolls, three-quarters to one yard long, 50c, 75c and $1 each.
The paths of mercantile fame are peculiar and diverse. The waves of time ha7e
rarely, if ever, thrown upon the history of a people so illustrious a name. .
A PERFECT LEADER.
What volumes of true genius and experience are here bound up. In presenting
our facts and tigures for December, what lessons, priceless in value, ?o guide and
lead the public, who know what havoc it makes in the trade when they can bay
Goods for what our competitors pay. Your interests lie in this direction.
125 Boxes Gents' Red Flannel Shirts. All Wool, worth 92 50, now $1 25.
75 Bales of Comforts from 75c to $4 50 each.
184 DozHti Black Silk Fringe, 7 inches wide, at 50c, last week $1.
:'00 Pieces Imported Cretonne, last week 45c, now all at 25c.
500 Gents' Ties all at 23c each. 148 dozen ladies' Silk Belts at 50c, worth fl 50.
000 Pieces Jeans for Pants. Wool Filling at 15c, 20c and 25c.
500 Pieces Virginia Cassimeres at 35c, 50c, 75c and $1 a yard. Excellent value.
100 Dozen Felt Skirts, last week $1, now all at 4flc.
700 Yards Imperial Momie Cloth, last week $1, now 50c and 65c.
100 Pieces Satiu de Leon and Pompadore Silks, for evening dresses. Very choice.
These are the batte fields upon which oar artillery
play with such magnificent oflect.
Ten Railroad Cars of Trunks. Awful Cheap.
TO BE SLAUGHTERED.
185 Pieces Wool Carpeting, worth 05c, for 35c.
120 Pieces English Brussels, worth $1 25, foi 75c.
m Pieces Bodv Brussels, worth $t, at (>5c.
8!) Pieces All Wool Three-Ply, worth $1, at 65c.
1,800 Magic Thread Boxes, cost $1 to import, will sell at 25c eadu
20,000 Dozen Stewart Spool at *c a spool.
? The Leader,
LIS STREET, AUGUSTA, GA.
PIAIS Al ORGANS
T. H. M. 0. T. S.
? H y
G. 0. Robinson ? Co. have Large
Cash Contracts with the Best Manu
facturers, enabling them to sell at Less
Prices than is jJaid by Small Dealers.
The GENUINE FARMERS'
FRIEND PLO W is the Rest and
Cheapest made. Guarantied io givt
JOHN BOJES MOORE, Agent,
At old stand of
JOHN BONES it CO.
I have also a Large Stock of
TURN SHOVELS, ?
NAILS, IRON, STEEL,
Of every description, at the very
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 17,1880.-3m
E. I. ?.
We guarantee 10 per cent, less than
New Yaric Prices, and als-* save to
purchaser freight and insurance.
In prices of Small Instruments.
SHEET MUSIC, MUSIC BOOKS, and
>est ITALIAN STRINGS.
Purchasers save money by vlsit
ng or corresponding with
G. 0, ROBINSON & CO.
Nov. ll, 1880. Iy35
LANMAU ? BUTLER.
rO all my Edgefield friends, I beg to
any that I am now to be found with
lie above solid firm of Augusta Dry
loods mon, v/hero I will be delighted to
oe them-one and all.
If I don't sell you goods as low as they
au be bought in Augusta, I will make
on a present of them. Respectfully,
JOHN R. BEE.
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 3, 1880. 3m4S
THE World-Beater in Cheap Goods;
announces to the people of Edge
field that his HOLIDAY STOCK of Gen
eral Merchandize is now complete.
Best Value for the Least Money.
No Trouble to Show Goods.
Come and Save 20 per cent?
Dry Goods, Groceries, Notions,
Plated Jewelry, Ac.,
Under Mims Photograph Gallery
Edgefield, S. C., Dec. 1,1880. 3m52
To the Ladies and Gentlemen
"5ToU are cordially invited to visit ont
and inspect our recent importations of
Novelties, suitable for the Drawing
Room and Boudoir.
BRIDAL and BIRTHDAY Present??,
of rare merit..
The most beautiful assortment of EN
GRAVINGS ever exhibited.
Stop Ona Minute and Think.
Ifyou have DYSPEPSIA,
INDIGESTION, or NEU
RALGIA, IRON BITTERS
will cure you.
If your BLOOD ia THIN,
or you are weak, have no
Appetite, or feel generally
BITTERS will cure you.
If you hove OCCASION
AL DIZZINESS, or feel
that LIFE IS A BURDEN,
IRON BITTERS will cure
If you are a mother and
have not milk or strength
to nurse your child, or suf
fer from Hysteria, or dis
eases that females are lia
ble to.try IRON BITTERS.
Agents for SHOW CASES.
X3T Old Portraits and Mirror Frames
Re Gilded with the purest Gold Leaf.
PEL0T & COLE,
S3? Broad St., A aguata, ?a.
Nov. 24, 1880. janl6-5l
TIERS! FOR SALE,
YOU CAN BE CURED.
Price $1 a Bet. All Druggists cell them,
THE BROWN CHEMICAL CO.,
Sole Proprietor*. ^
ONE of the most desira
ble residences in the
Village of Edgefield, locat
ed in the pleasantest and
most desirable part of the
lot containing about
in a very high state of cultivation, clear
of nut grass ; a large and commodious
dwelling, with Seven Rooms and 8ix
Fire Places ; a good well of never failine
water at the door, as good as there is in
the whole Village; Kitchen with four
good rooms and two fire places : dairy
and smoke house, crib, large barn and
stables for 8 or 10 horses ; good carrare
house, fowl house, ?tc, ?u, Ac
A good bargain can be had, and pos
session given at once. WT7~ '
R. G. M. DUNOVANT
IWILL sell the remaining CHnswi
IN ACTION, of the peraonal1 e?UtaTf
Mark Etheredge, dee'd., on the 1st Mon
day in January next, at Edgefield O H
Deo, IA, 189Q, ' g??