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Jas. T. Bacon. Thos.J. Adams.
E. KEESE, Corresponding Editor.
Edgefield, S. C., October ?7, 1881.
PROMPT, DECISIVE AM) DIGNI
FIED A?T10X OF THE STOCK
At the stock-law mass meeting on
last 8alesday, a delegate from each
township was appointed to take
charge of the petitions, and to go to
Columbia during the coming session
of the Legislature to watch and puah,
the interests of the stock-law party.
These delegates-or a majority of j
then*-assembled in our Court HouEe
on the past Monday at noon, agreea
ble to the call iacued last week by
Col. R. r?. Hughes, chairman of the
aforesaid mass meeting. Col. Hughes
was in the chair and Mr. Arthur S.
Tompkins again acted as secretary.
Col. Hughes briefly stated that the
conference was called for the purpose
of taking some action in re
gard to the proceedings of the anti
stock law mass meeting of the
preceding Monday. Captain B. R.
Tillman moved that the chair ap
point a committee of five, to prepare
business for the meeting. The chair
appointed the following: W. E.
Prescott, C. C. Fuller, B. R. Tillman,
W. A. Watson and W. L. Coleman
Jr. TL*? committee retired, and soon
returned ?iia the following pream
ble and resolutions, which, upon mo
tion of Capt. M. A. Markert, were
unanimously adopted as a whole, and
requested to be published in the
county newspapers, after which the
meeting forthwith adjourned :
Whereas, The Democratic party of j
Edgefield County was organized in
187G by a convention of delegates
elected from each township club, and
a constitution was then adopted un
der which constitution three most
Bignal and successful campaigns have
been conducted. And whereas this
constitution creates an Executive
Committee, with full power to define
and declare the policy of Edgefield
Democracy on measures of party ad
ministration. And whereas the
Democratic Executive Committee
have twice convened and considered
th6 propriety of holding a primary
election on the question of fence or
no fence (the stock law) and by a
majority vote declined to order an
election in the premises, therefore,
Resolved, 1st. That it is tfie sente
of this meeting that all true Demo
crats throughout the length and
breadth of the county should sustain
the action of the Executive Commit
tee, the recognized and constitutional
organ of the party. . .
Resolved, lid. That we have read
appointing a day for holding au elec
tion, within the Democratic party on
the etock law question; and regard
their action as wholly without au
thority and an unprovoked breach of
faith with the Democratic party.
Resolved, Od. That we "thank the
said anti-stock law mass meeting for
their courteous offer to allow the
stock law party a representation in
the managers of their proposed elec
tion, but holding the views we have
expressed in the above preamble and
resolutions, and feeling that we are
without authority frcm our constitu-.
ents to appoint said managers, we
must decline to do so.
Resolved, 4th. That those in favor
of the stock law having expressed
their opinion on the question at their
stock law mass meeting, and adopted
the plan of respectful petition, that
valuable and inalienable right which
all citizens of free government pos
sess, wc deem it inadvisable and en
entirely inconsistent for the stock
law party to vote at said proposed
election, or in any way participate in
Resolved, 5th. That we have every
confidence in the patriotism and wis
dom of our Representatives in the
Legislature, and in their ability to
appreciate the full value of the peti
tions above referred to, in aiding
them to arrive at an opinion as to the
sentiment of the Democrats of the
county upon the stock law question.
For the Advertiser.
The Seed Colton Traffic---"Farm
er's" Reply to "Merchant."
MESSRS. EDITORS.-I imagine when
my community scans "Merchant's re
ply to Farmer" on the seed cotton
traffic, it will furnish thom a most
amusing bit of reading. He 8a>'8
"the cap fits. He is the very class
of farmers that I was striking at.
The farmer that is too lazy to work,
the farmer that keeps the cotton
thief, the corn thief, the hog thief, the
chicken thief, and all other kind of
thieves and supports them, and then
does not want to share the losses."
"Merchant" goes on to commend the
hard-woi king man and says: "I will
not call them poor men because they
are far richer than big Mr. negro
farmer. They pay their debts better(
merchants trust them," &c.
Moura. Editora, perhaps a little
information ca this subject with re
gard to myself for "Merchant's" spe
cial benefit, will not outrage delicacy.
In my farming I try to systemize my
labor. I nave required my croppers
this fall to pick cotton with my wages
hands. We all pick cotton together,
pick one day in one hand's field, the
next in another, and so on. I have
the cotton hauled up at 12 o'clock,
and at night weighed and put under
lock and key, thereby giving the ne
gro no chance to steal. I have ne
gro renters. A part of my contract
with them is this: Whenever I know
of you selling a pound of seed cotton,
it matters not if you have paid me
your rent, paid your merchant's lien
for supplies, do not owe any man a
cent; the day you do it, you leave
my plantation. I will not allow you
to be swindled out of your cotton,
neither will I suffer you to demoral
ize my labor. In ieference to per
forming manual labor, I will say to
"Merchant" that if he will do i
much plowing, hoeing and other far
labor aa I do, he will have too muc
self-respect to buy seed cotton fro
negroes. My hands tell my neig]
bora that I perform more labor tha
any hand on the place. As to "pa]
ing debts, merchant's trusts, drainin
provision stores, having a basis," &c
I will say o "Merchant" that I pai
cach for my guano in the spring, thf
I have paid my merchant's accour.
this fall, that I have money deposite
in my merchant's safe, that I hav
twelve bales of cotton at my gi
house, corn enough to do me twelv
months, and between two and thre
hundred bushels of oats to sell. Thi
hard year every hand and near!
every renter on my place will pa
out, and have something left. Fo
every dollar "Merchant" can find du
against me, I will pay him ten, ex
cept, perhaps, Messrs. Editors, i ma
be due you $2 for subscription to on
of the best papers in the world. An<
now1 ask if "Merchant can show ;
cotton bagger that can produce a bet
ter record? How much ^of "Mer
chant's" cap f?tB "Farmer" ? "Mer
chant" has made just as egregiou? ?
mistake as I did when pointing ii
my former article to certain gentle
men as being the authors of the fi ra
article signed "M .hant." In jus
tice to them I would state here tha
j in my interview they gave me tin
best of reasons for not complying witl
my request, viz., being surroundec
by white population that desired then
to buy seed cotton, and not beinj
willing to discriminate on account o
color, &c. They are opposed to seec
cotton traffic. I will give some quo
tation8 from a recent correspondence
I have had with them. "We, lik<
yourself, are farmers aa well as mer
chants, and consider the seed cottoi:
traffic a great evil. We are willing
as we always have been, to refuse tc
take seed cotton from laborers or ten
ants when so requested, and are will
ing to refuse to take it from those ol
your whole section at the request oi
your people." This speaks enough
for those gentlemen. I feel charita
ble towards "Merchant." I have
many facts that I could shoot at his
head, though to hit iL would possibly
be to rival the remarkable markman
ship of William Tell, of blessed mem
ory, who shot an apple from the head
of his child. I?know that it is not
given to every/'Merchant" to wear a
73 hat. I think "Merchant" need.*
a lit?le advice. I would respectfully
suggest to him that when ?he comes
out with the norn dc phi?)ie of "Mer
chant" to recollect that many of the
great soldiers and statesmen of oui
nation have come from the ranks of
merchants, and could point to the fact
with pride in after years that they
had been merchants. Recollect how
were he to tell thoni?- was "Mer
chant." I would advise if he advo
cates the principles of a "cotton bag
ger" to wear his own cognomen. For
aught I know, "Merchant" may be
an ambitious young man, expecting
some day to be a Stewart or Claflin
If this be true, what will be his feel
ings when he reaches the goal of his
ambition and recollects where lie gr.t
"I will answer "Merchant's" ques
tions in the order given: 1st. No; 2d.
That depends on circumstances. Law
may legali/.e theft; ! J. Oh! Con
science, thy sting is great to the man
that has any ! By the way, "Mer
chant" did not tell us whether he
would like to hup the "widow" or
not. In lidding "Merchant" adieu,
I will let him oil" il he will promise
not to do so any more. Messrs. Edi
tors, our community, both merchants
and farmers, held a rather ludicrous
meeting upon tiie subject of s?ed cot
ton tra flic on la-d; Wednesday. The
following preamble and resolutions
were offered for adoption:
Whereas, cotton is ihe chief pro
duct of our country, and whereas the
sale in the seed thereof has become
detrimental to our community by
producing dishonesty, by demorali/.
ing labor, and by disorganize society,
S?solved, 1st. That we the under
signed merchants and citizens ol'
-r, and vicinity, in meeting as
sembled, do her? by niter our most
solemn protest against the continu
ance of its sale hom the date hereof.
2d. That henceforth we will for
our mutual benefit and protection
neither aid, abet or countenance any
party or parties who shall continue
to engage in seed cotton traffic.
Sd. That we will withdraw our
patronage Irom all and any parties
who shall pers.st in the buying there
of, and that we will regard the same
aB a nuisance, a curse, anil an enemy
to our common country.
4th. That we do hereby invite all
good men in our county to unite with
us in every legal and honorable way,
to blot out this baneful outrage.
Oth. That we do most respectfully
ask our county pap?is, the ADVER
TISER, Monitor and C/ironicfc to pub
lish this our protest.
The majority voted for the resolu
tions straightout. Three gentlemen
expressed themselves sa favoring the
resolutions except the clause with
drawing patronage-that they also
thought "widows and orphans" could
be accommodated in getting sugai
and coffee with seed cotton, &c. One
gentleman said he wanted the meet
ing to go slow, take time and delib
erate, that he did not want, us to
swear lies and make assesof ourselves.
I did not learn from those who did
not express themselves whether they
objected to "swearing lies," "making
asses of themselves," wanted to help
the "widow and orphan," or had
cause for a reason. They all wanted
seed cotton trdr.?. stopped, but, but, a
-but. The meeting adjourned to
meet next Saturday again.
FA RM Kit.
Edgefield Co., S. C., Oct. 20, 1881.
Are yon going to the Ci renn ?
For ihe Advertiser.
The Anti-Stock Law Mass Meeting
and Its Queer Election.
EDITORS ADVEETISE?.-The pro
ceeding of the late Anti-Stock Law
Mass Meeting at Edgefield C. H., es
pecially ihe queer election that the
meeting ordered, is certainly ?trange
conduct for white men, who are good
Democrats, to engage in.
If any election in regard to fencing
stock or crops is to be binding and
become a part of the law of the land,
then only the County Commissioners
could order it and appoint managers.
So, too, auy election on the Stock
Law or on any other subject involv
ing the welfare of the Democratic
party in Edgefield, to be binding on
Democrats, could he properly ordered
only by the Executive Committee of
the party in the County. Article V
of the Constitution of the Democratic
party of Edgefield expressly provides;
"The County Executive Committee
shall direct and conduct the political
campaigns of the Democratic party of
As the County Executive Commit
tee refused,'after full and free discus
sion to order an election within the
party on the Stock Law, but instead
ordered the sense of the party to be
taken by petition, how can any good
Democrat either order or vote at a
party election, on the Stock- Law, un
less he is prepared to set up as an In
dependent, and spit upon the organ
ized action of the constitu? ional au
thorities of the party ?
Again, either in the administration
of the civil law of the land, or in de
ciding a party question within a po
litical party, who ever heard before
in the history of the world of an elec
tion being ordered and?condncted by
and under the auspices of those who
maintain the negative of a proposition ?
The thing is 30 absurd and unprece
dented that iTsounds like a joke.
That the majority^miist govern is
the rule of true Democracy every
where, and as the majority of the
County Executive Committee of the
Democratic party have decided to
hold no election within the party on
the Fence Question, every good .Dem
ocrat wdl strictly obey thc only organ
ized mouth piece of his party and viii
therefore avoid, attending ur counte
nancing iii any wise an election order
ed by (he minority ioho also represent
Let us stick to the landmarks, or
we shall soon get shipwrecked. The
fact that so many negroes attended
the late negative mass meeting which
ordered this negative election, is om
inous. Moreover, this negative
election was ordered by an unorgan
ized mass meeting cf so called Demo
crats-not by even a minority of the
organized Executive Co?fljP?cco' the
Democratic party in J0Jvo\vo\y. It
is confidently assented that il a fair
election weic 'u?lu*w?tfk Democratic
Club for a member oiWIBkin'.ty Ex
ecutive Committee, no^H^^urth ol
the Clubs could elect a member op
posed to fencing stock, if the question
were raised. The petitions which
have been honestly circulated and
signed, prove this. Then why have
any elect ion 'aral!. ?'. Or ?raf her, why
repeat ihe election,'as a general sign
ing ol'the petitions is virtually an
election to get.at the will of Ihe ma
jority ;! The Constitution ot the State
and ol'the United j?lales both reeog
nize the right of the people to/'peti
tion" fera redress of grievances, hut
they nowhere say there shall be. an
. Ia-tum on the subject.
Signing a petition is noronly|jast
as effectuai, but it ia perhaps even a
more honest way to get at ?well set
tled public opinion,'jOn a given mat
ter, than holding an election. Re
sides, signing the petition is. ?1 peace
ful method, whereas holding 1 11 elec
tion might result"/ in turbulence and
in opportunities 1>>r orgenrizinq and
developing an incipient split in the
If ?he present members of the Leg
islature are still in doubt as to which
side of the Feuce question the majority
of white voters are on, then nothing
can eidighten them, and the voters
must elect men next time who ar<
not afraid of the responsibility oj en
act hm tl" willoi th emu jorily in to tun:
Entire unanimity among thirty-five
hundred white voters about anything
is impossible m>u\ Ii was possible in
ISTfi, to pul down mum rule, hut we
seem to have forgotten the horrors of
that in the five years of freedom we
have enjoyed. However the masses
may have better memories than the
sore-headed politicians give them
credit for1 The will of the majority
is not only Democracy, hut it. is the
voice of God, and all good iMmocrata
will both frown down the < floris of
delealed oilice-seekew lo organize a
A?//, or the double dealing of timid
office seekers who straddle lite lenee.
The friends ol the Slock Law arc
quiet hut determined, and mean bus
iness. Its enemies on the other hand
are for the most pari fussy and threat,
oning. Thc politicians have got to
take their choice, as there will he no
more paltering alter this,
STRAI?;I?TOI T DI:M"<I: VT.
l?'or the A tiver! ?ser.
Anti-stock-law men, pause ! recon
sider your action in resorting lo n
ruup'd'ctal, t lie common resort equally
of communists and tyrants. Success
of a mufi tl'cfot results in nearly
eveiy instance either in anaichy o1
tyranny. Society is disintegrated,
or the reins of power are seized, held
and wielded w?th the ruthless power
of force. Democrats, reflect, and ere
yon give the weight of your vote, 01
your presence at the polls, to sanction
a usurpation ol' authority, which
strikes af flic very foundation of your
pnver, consider the consequences.
The government of the Democratic
party of Edgefield consists in the
County Convention. When this
not convened, the control of the polit
of the party must rest somewherfl
and by our Constitution, it devolv
upon the Executive Committea.
Article IV of thc Constitution
the Democratic Party of South Cn
olina is as follows: "The Clubs
each County shall be held togethjft
and operate under the control of
County Executive Committee, whi
shall consist of one meraberfro
each club, to be nominated by the r
spective clu'i, and elected by t
County Convention, and?such otb
members as the Convention may ad<
This Executive" Committee, exe:
cising the 1 ight devolved upon it by tl
Constitution, have considered tl
policy of the Democratic Clubs in tl
County making'an issue within the:
upon the stock-law, and determinir
the same by an election under tl
rule? of the party: and they hal
decided against, it. And^their dec!
sion is binding upon all ^Democrat]
until reversed by the same authority
or the only greater/the County Coj|
In what position, then, are tl
members of tbs recent anti-stock-la]
mass meeting? They avowedly cA
not pretend to represent the Del??dr
racy of the County, but only thoij
who held the same views with thea
selves upon the stock-law. A3 a fas
they represented no one but thea
selves. Upon an advocate of ttt
stock-law attempting to participate
he was indignantly denied the light
and yet they arrogated to themselvt
to determine]'for him'and all ojthgP
of the same opinion^what should te
the policy of the party upon the issi
involved. Is tbis^Democracy.'or islt
tyranny of ? faction ? They WJjt
further. They ?. overrode and di"
owned the authority]of the Executu
Committee, and saidJ-he^Democra
Clubs of the County .thalI hold
election upon this question. Are t
not, then, in the position of bolt^
Gentlemen, an election^under^
auspices, would be futile; it
determine nothing; would bin
one-our] Representatives in^the Ii ;
islature, nor any one else ; but won d
only tend, lo foment?and?keep]ar* e
bitter feuds and dissensions in a par1 r
the preservation of which, initsci
tegrity; and 'unity, is the only sar
tion of good government in So*
Democrats, beware how you
Will yon submit;to the dictaiiorAf
perhaps seventy-five or a huncq
men, who assemble, and, -without
bale, rush through a set of resell
tions, which those who voted Iflpr
them can surely not have appr?cia
the effect of? 'Tis revolution. \|
you stand by the .^Constitution jjd
landmarks of safety which h
guided you ^K/V successfully >
past'.' Will you march in
"as in "tne past
phalanx? Ur will you
cipline, become the tool of redd
and in disorderly ranks fall viel
to the ravenous wolves cf Radicalism,
who, with famished eyes, have been
watching for five years for a break in
our front, to rush in and destroy us,
or again bind us as slaves to cater to
a carnival of corruption, and crime ?
Ci ti/.ens, the stock-law question is
purely an economic one. Do not al
low any one, under the guise of an
advocacy of eithsr one side or the
other of it, to make a political issue,
or to lead you into a position which
v,-i 11 place you in a false light before
good countrymen. CONSERVATIVE.
Di KO, nt his home, near Mon
Edgelield County, S. (\, on the morl
Septem her :i'Jth, ISSI, Mr. W. M.
E'rilKltKDOK, aged 50 years, ll months
and 1." days. When our Heavenly Fa
ther scud's the silent steward from thc
mysterious world to loose tho immortal
spirit from tho body of those, we love,
and to introduce them into tho society ol
kindred spirits, sorrow tills our hearts;
and tho voice ol'our lips is: ilow! oh,
how, shall we give them np? But Cod
works all things well, and His words,
"Thou shalt come to thy grave ina full
age like as a shock of norn cometh in lib
season," must be ful fl lied. Mr. Ether
edge was engaged with J. W. Banks ?V
Bro. in running a steam cotton gin, and
by an unfortunate eilbrt was caught by
the gin saws, and his right arm sn terri
Wy mangled as to necessitate amputation
Por ten days he lay in agony, an agony
unperceived by friends and neighbors as
tliey would go and return lrom his conch,
and not fully realized by his sorrowing
children and grief stricken wife, until in
its last day, when turniug to her and
pressing her band in his, and looking in
to her lace with a countenance earnest
and powerful beyond description, be ex
claimed: "Oh, dying, dying!
Mr. Etneredge was possessed of apa
triol ic spirit. At the opening of the eon
diet between tho States, he became f
member ol'Company E, 7th R?giment
s. u. V, Twelve months afterward lu
was retired from service by au act of tin
Confederate Congress, Returning hom?
bc was on the Itith of December, 1862
married to Miss Sophie A. Pow. Ahou
the middle of October, 1S(>:1. he agair
joined the army and remained faithfully
at bis post until the close of tho war.
Although he did noe profess nor cal
himself a Christian, yet many traits o
the Christian character were to beseel
in his dealings willi his fellow beings
and beard in the judgments which h<
pronounced upon i hem, and marked bl
bis resignation to tho providence of Coil
While others might give vent to theil
passion, magnify their misfortunes, re
hearse their \. rungs, and murmur agains
tii6ir disappointments, not so wa? bo
Cherishing the hope of attaining some
thingl?Otter, he lilted his head above all o
these, :inil soared in a purer atmosphere
Such was Ute secret power of his Inllu
euee thal wherever he went he left sun
shine and good cheer behind him In al
his relationships in lifo bc was faithful
An affectionate husband, a kind luther
a good neighbor, a friend to Hie jM>or, ;
true citizen and pal riot, has place l on
arm in his mother's grave, folded th
oilier across his own breast, and now lie
sleeping in death. J. K.
M A KIM Ki), on Wednesday morning
October IS?, 1N81, al tho residence al Mn
bride's lather, by the Rev. J. P. Mealing
Mr Annum WKI.I.S and Miss ANNli
M KU IWKT1I Kit, daughter ol'Capt. Jnsepl
Meriwether, all of Edgelield.
'Dcm of the market-12, m., sicady
'.I, p. m., steady.
Middling .j. J',';
Unod Middling .11 ?
\ PLEASENT RESIDENCE
A T Tl* K N TO N. A LA HO E O ARDEN
?TV und PLENTY FINE FRUIT.
Applvtn J. M. WISE,
net. SfO-lf at'Charleston, S. C.
VTOTICF i-< hereby given "dint resist
131 ance will l)e made to tho granting ol'
?he application Tor a public road from
Ivempson's Ferry, thence near Capt. A.
gt's and to enter Spann's lane near
uigton line. This road will cost
Puntv several thousand dollar.s"nnd
'benefit very few individuals and at
aense of tho many,
mer 4, 1881. SALUDA.
ALL persons having demands atraintt
the c?ate of J. I*. Mavs, dee'd, are
hereby notified to present them properly
attested to the undersigned legit.ees, and
those indebted to said eslato are request
ed to makn payment by the .'IDtli of No
vember. S. H. MAYS, ]
S. M Hor.OKn, . Bx ec'rs.
W.H. MA vs, I
October 17, issi. at
Important to Contractors.
TIIEParksvillo Church Building Com
mittee will receive sealed proposals
until the loth ol November for thc erec
tion of a Church at Parksvillc. The
house to be 180x30 feet, l? feet from doer
to ceiling over head. Tho walls to be
ceiled or plastered, four columns, two
pannel doors, twelve windows, each IS
lights 10x14 inches, atid blinds. The
building to be painted Twenty-two
brick pillars. Pulpit and seats excepted.
The building to be done in workman
like manner. Address
W. Ii. PARKS, Treas, and Sec.'
Parks' Store, S. C , Oct. -.?1st, ISSI.
Railroad Lots for Sale.
PERSONS desirous of purchasing lois
on the Augusva and Knoxville R.
R. will do themselves justice by visiting
those at Clark's Hill Depot. Splendid
opening for men-bants; and in all prob
ability there will bo from fifteen hun
dred to two thousand bales of cotton
shipped annually at thia point. There is
no place in the State more healthy than
Clark's Hill and the surrounding vicinity
For full particulars applv to
P. M. NINON.
Clark's Hill Depot, Edgeflekl Co., S. C.
State of South Carolina
Ex Parte Sophia Sheppard,
PETITION FOR HOMESTEAD, AC.
NOTICE is hereby given that Airs'
Sophia Sheppard, widow of Dr. Da
vid Sheppard, dee'd, has made applica
tion to me lo have a homestead in the
real estate and exemption on the per
sonal estate including the growing crops,
of said dee'd appraised and set. off to lier,
and'i:at four weeks from the piib?eatnn
hereof, to wit, on the 11th day of Novem
ber next, I will appoint three disinter
ested persons to appraise and set oil'said
Homestead and exemption
Master's Office. October ll, ISSI.
S. S. TOMPKINS, Master B. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that the An
m al Meeting of tho County Com
missin tera of Edgelield County will Ix
held at their office, at Edgefield C. H.
S. C., on the first Tuesday in Novembci
All persons having any bills, claim.1
or accounts of anv kind against tlx
County are required bv "law and ar<
hereby notified to tile such clairon will
tho Clerk of the County Commissioner?
on or before tho 1st day of November
1881. W. P. ROATH,
Clerk Board Co. Commissioners E. C.
POU SKT.I.INi; SOC STOttAOE, 2fiC
&TTTON . naojj Ji?K
No. fi WARREN BLOCK,
Next to Colton and Produce Exchange
Liberal advances made on Cotton am
Produce in Store. Personal at ten tim
given tn weighing and selling, sop 153-n
VALLARLE HEAL ESTATE
THE subscriber will sell to the highes
bidder at public outcry on the Ttl
day of November, ISSI, in front of th
Gregg Mansion, the following valuabl
tracts of land:
1. Tho Hausman Mills, with Collei
Gin, Grain Thresher, two sols of Freud
Burr Stones, and all necessary fixtures
ifce, with one hundred acres of land.
2. One Tract of Two Hundred am
Foil}' Five Acres-Sixty acres cleared
This joins Mill tract.
3. The Hausman Home Tract, contain
ing One Hundred and Fifty-eight acres
about half cleared; excellent lovel eolloi
land. A largo Cottage and eight out
buildings aro on this place.
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seventy-Iivo are cleared-under goo
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ono, two and three years with ?nteres
from day of sale. High; of private sal
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No. -I Franklin si., Charleston, S. C.
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oei '.'7 :'.in. IC i ng SI , Charleston, s. C.
3TATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN
Court of Common Pirns.
lid ward Lynch and David Pow bio. Pl'
Nancy E. Edwards, Defendant,
NOTICE is hereby given that, by ?
tue of tho decretal order of Ja
A. P. Aldrich ill this case, dated Ma
2.'}, ISSI, 1 will sell at Edgelield C. II.
the first Monday in November next,
following described mortgaged prenti
All that certain tract or plautatio:
land containing one hundred and fol
two acres, more or loss, situated in
State and Comity aforesaid, and bonn
by lands ol Patrick Griffith, Dr. SI
pard, estate of Th?s. (i. Coleman an
Terms of sale.-One-half cash, and
balance on a credit ol'one year with
terest from tho day of sale, the cr?ait |
timi to be secured by bond of the j
chaser with a mortgage of the pren?
Titles and Mortgage ext ? a.
S. S. TOM PK INS, Mastc.- E. i
October IO, ISSI.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLI!
EDO KFTEL D CO ir.X'J'Y.
Court oj Common Pleax.
Eliza Mritt, T. W. Duncan, Mary
Whittle and others, Plaintiffs,
Rebecca Dunnart as Adm'r and bei
law_of Chas. Duncan,jdeceasod.
COMPLAINT FOR PARTITION
NOTICE is hereby given that, by
lue of the decretal order of the 1
Judge J. S. Cothran, dated OctolM
JSSl", in above st. t d cause, I will se
Edgefie'd C. IL, on the first Monda
November nejft,'*lhe following trac
land belonging to the estate of Chas. 1
can, deceased, viz:
Allthattract of land, containing
hundred and six acres, moro or less,
uated in the Stato ard County afore
and adjoinidg land- of Mrs, Rodie, I
Fannie Crouch, Ceo. Bell and others
Terms of Sale.-The eost and one
the purchase money cash and the bali
on a credit of twelve months with ii
est from date of sale, to be secured
the liond of the purchaser and a mort;
of tho premises sold.
Titles and mortgage extra.
S. S. TOMPKINS, Master E.
Gctober IO, 1881.
State of South Caroli
Court nf i'.nu nm,i ?'li tis.
J. T. White, Wm. (J. White, e
J. A. White, K.-well T. White, f
NOTICE is hereby given that hy
tue ol' tho d<wretal order of the I
' Judge J. S. Cnlhniu, dated 10th Odr
1881, I wU! selia; IMgeiield C. IL, or
FIRST MONDAY IN NOVEMJ
' next, ih? foB.>v?ir.i! real e?
belonging to irsiate m bloomer WI
dec'd,m bfsoM in IMO separate par
plats of which will bo exhibited on
of ss!*?, viz:
Ail v.r.il tract of land lying in
County and State, in Milder Towns
on o i ?f .-down Creek, containing
hundred and thirty Ihr??? ??cres, mor
less, und ad ?Hilling lumN of Dr. J
Lanier .IKS'. A. McCain, A. H. Mo
Terms of Sale.-Thc ei?st and one
the purchase mon y cash. Thc bah
on .i credit ol' twelve months with it:
est from da}'of sale lo bo secure)
> bonds of tho purchasers with amort;
of premises sold
! Titles and Mortgage extra. ,
S. S. TOM PK I NS, Masler E.
, October ll, ISSI.
; State of ?South Caroli
I EDGE FI ELD COUNTY.
I ll I'lilli limn I'll'HH.
V '.uiiic T. ' llisby, Plaint!IL
N'OTICE is heroby given thal by
tue ot tlie decretal order of the 1
Judge .LS. Cothran, dated October
_ issi, l will soil ai Edgelield C. IL, on
lowing real estate, viz:
All that tot of land and Hie store hi
" thereon, nov.- occupied by W. Vol
blood and Maybin Griflin, situate, ij
and being in tho County and Stab; at
said, and in the Town of Edgell
bounded on tho North by a lot belonj
ti) Fannie T. ('tisby, on the east by ?
owned by M. L. liolson and now o
' pied by Leo liolson, on the south by
1 street leading east from the public sip
I and on the west by said public squ
and the lot on which stands the built
now occupied by C. L. B. Marsh.
Terms of Sale.-Cash. Titles extm
S. S. TOMPKINS, Master E.
t october ll, l?SL
? State of South Caroli:
II lu Common Pleat.
1 Philip H. Baerman an Adm'r of !
. Matilda Baerman, dee'd, Plaint!fl'
Michael Loboschultz, Sophie Teller
NOTICE is hereby given that by
tue ol'Hie decretal order ol'thc J1
- Judge J. S. Cotliran, dated October
issi. 1 will sell at Edgelield C. II, on
- first Monday i:: November next, the
h lowing real estate, viz:
il One house and lol situate in Ibo viii
I- of Edgelield, containing one and one
acres, more or less, bounded ou tho so
u midwest by lots of Dr. J. Walter I
?t and on tho east by lot of David Hal
e and on tho north by the public st
:. leading from Edgelield C. H., to tho
I il in bia road.
Terms of Sale.-Tho cost, taxes, :
one-third of the purchase money c:
, and tho balance on a credit of t*Vf
months with interest from day of sale
be secured hy bond of the purchi
with mortgage ol'the premises sold.
Titles and Mortgage extra.
S. S. 'i < >M PK I NS, Master E. (
October ll, ISSI.
State of South Carolin
Court, of (.'nm mm! Plena.
c. Aiiltman A Co., Plaintiffs, aga!
Elbert IL Aull, Dcieitdaul. '
NOTICE is hereby given that by >
LllO ol' tho decretal order of
Hon. Judge B. C. Prcssley, dated 2
!'s January, ISSI, in above stated casi
will proceed to sell, at Edgelield C.
on the lirst Monday in Novembern?
?j thc followihg described mortgaged p
mises: All that plantation ur tract
'" land lying in said State and County, II
'. Haltiwanger's Store, in Cooper Tov
ship, containing live hundred and li
acres, more or less, adjoining lands
i William Haltiwangcr, Daniel Prod
W. T, Head, W. II Bool ware, and otli
Terms cash; Titles extra,
S. S. TOMPKINS, Mastei
October ll?, ISSI.
State of South Carolin
('omi Common Pleas.
J. L. Addison, Plaintiff, vs. D.W. Il
i? XTOTH'E is horeby given thal by v
l\ .Ly Ino of a decretal order ot* the'If?
J .Judge A. P. Aldrich herein, dated Mai
?. III, ISSI, I will sell at Edgelield C. H.,
tho lirst Monday in November next
lr All that tractor parcel of ?and, situa
lying and being in the county and SU
*" aforesaid, and containing one bundi
acres, more or less, and bounded
lands ol' Charles Duncan, Miliick Wli
tie, Henry Miller and Mrs. Fan
Terms cash. Titles extra.
s. s TOMPKINS, Master,
J STATIS OF SOljTH^ROLIN
IS EDGEFIELD COUNTY,
/// OOH iiion Vieux,
Ex Parte Charlotte Hamilton.
PETI TION FOR EXEMPTION <
t XfOTICEia hereby Riven thal Mi
* JJi Charlotte Hamilton and ehiidre
" widow and children of William M. Hat
:l Iltoil, dec.. have applied to me hy pelllh
to have homestead exemption set oil
s? them out oftho personally of said dec'
'j and that four weeks from tho piiblicatii
" hereof, to wit, on the 111!-. Novenib
s next, I will appoint three disinterest!
'. persons to appraise and set oil' said pe
r sonalty of oxomplion lo said pell lionet
" ' S. S. TOMPKINS. Masler E. C.
October lu, ISSI. -tl
(i . .__
.Sir Now is tho timo to pay for 3-01
A o vi: an s KR.
,\ PINE PLANTATION IN IUKX.
1PLANTATION <>E loni) ACRES OF
O?OH FARMING LAND. Tho
undersigned utters for.wile a valuable
tract f'f laud, containing about 1000 acres
nf ^.MHI pine land, in Barnwell county.
S. 0. Between lour und (ive huudred
acres cleared and same quantity of vir
gin soil, no* cleared, with abundance of
rail und other kinds of timber. About
two or three hundred acres under culti
vation the present year. Said land lies
between the head waters of Steel Creek
and Pine Branch, in Hie neighborhood
of Cypress Chapel Ch ure'? and Dunbar
ton P. O It is well watered with run
ning rivulets and brandies, a good stock
range for cattle and hogs, p-.oduees corn,
cotton, wheat, oats, rye. potatoes and a
few line spots tor rice, lino garden spots,
two good wells of water.
Has good dwelling, kitchen, laborers
houses abundant, with gin house, run
ning gear, press, tte. willi barns and
good new stables, and everything com
plete to start, a crop in 1882.
Ohjoct for selling being feeble on ac
c inuit of age. Seventy years old I am
not able to farm advantageously, and
consequently wish to change I he invest
ment. Titles good, for I have owned il
twentj' years and upwards
JOHN M. TURNER,
Dunborton P. ()., Barnwell Co , S <'.
Oct. Kith, 1881. net. 20 St
FASt TIONA BLE "VTILL1 NEK Y
AS II IONA BLE J>1 I LU N KUY
JOHNSTON, Si, C.,
CONDUCTED by a Baltimore lady of
exquisite taste and long experience. Tho
latest styles in BEAVERS, HATS and
BONNETS. Every variety in Trim
mings at Augusta prices. Also an ele
gant line of
FANCY GOODS, AND
CLOAKS AND D0LWAKS.
Heavy Rolled Plated Jewelry guaran
teed tn be the best. ?1000 worth of Boots
and Shoes that must be sold A beauti
ful stock of Gents hand-made shoes
Ladies shoes made to order. A thousand
and one articles that cannot lie mentioned.
Wo invite al), especially the ladies, to
call and see tho grand \?w Millinery,
and examine the very berni ti fol novelties
in feathered Turbans, Beavers, Bon Bets
and Hats, Plumes, Plush's and Trim
ming. OWE M .t DEAN.
Dim ?nish ad Vigor
Ts reimbursed in great measure, to those
troubled with weak Kidneys, by a judi'
dons usc of Hosteler's Stomach Bitters,
which invigorates and stimulates with
out exciting the urinary organs. 1 n COU'
junction with its Influence upon them, ii
corrects acidity, improves appetite, anc
is in every way conducive tn health ant;
*wgv o-rauose. AiioUter marked .<<ualitj
is ?Ts control over tevo^rliiriragnerKTiclTu
power ol'preventing it.
Eiirsalebyp.il Druggists and Dealer;
W"E, th? undersigned, have this ria;
formed a copartnership under th
J3SS & CO
for the purpose of conducting
H COMMISSION JUSINESS
Having many years' experience in tha
line, we fool warranted in proinisin
satisfaction to those who favor us wit
shipments A share of the patronage r
Planters and Merchants is respectful]
solicited. \V. T. \V HE LESS,
H. T. YA lt BROUGH.
Augusta, Ga. sept ld*3m
? i it
A Complete Stock of
A< i RICULTU RA L IMPLEMENTS.
PLANTATION H A ltDWA BK
BUILDERS' H A R t > W ARE,
Wo are also the Sole Agents for Mr
CORM ICR REAPERS, MOWERS an
SELF-BINDERS, MONARCH EN
(J IN ES, MIAMI POWDER, BU FF AD
All prices guaranteed.
?ones, Dougherty & Co.,
Hardware Merchants, Augusta, Ga.
Juno 7, 1881. tf 27
""TREASURES AND BARGAINS
MISS MEDORA COVAR AN
nnunces to the ladies of Edgeliel
that she has reopened her Millinery Es
tablUdimont for the Fall and Winter,an
respectfully solicits a share of thei
STOCK mm NEW
Bonnets, Hats, Turbans, Pokes, Lace.'
Fichus, Flowers, F-al hers. Rilibon
Pompons, and all other anieles of Fasli
,isfr Bonnets and II tts I ri mined T
nitiiKR al shortest notice.
EDGEFIELD MALE AN!
i, j F?MALE_ACADEMY.
rTlHE above sciioi.l will bo opened o
? Monday, the I'Jth'oi'ISopteinber. 1
will be divided into two departments
male and ten?ale-ami an assistant em
ployed if necessary. Tho course of ir
st ruction that whlc?i is usually taught i
first-class High Schools. Rates of tuitior
Primary Department, per month $ 2 f
Intermediate Department, " 8 (1
Classical Course, per month 4 C
For full particulars address
J. L. ADDISON, ESQ.,
Chai rm an Hoard of Trustees.
II. A. WHITMAN, Principal,
/.. MCI O KU. P. W. KOST KI
MCCORD & FOSTER,
lillico ??nd Warehouse on Oampbe
Sheet, between Broad and Reynold;
near the store of /.. Met'ord, Augusta, Gi
Consignments solicited. Personal ai
lention given to business. The instru?
lions of consignors proptly obeyed.
IS hereby given that application will L
made'lo the Legislature at its ne>
session to amend the charter of th
Edgelield. Trenton and Aiken Hail roar
by substituting 'isoine point on the Sont
Carolina Railroad below Aiken" lr
"Aiken*' as one of tho termini,
Denier* in Every Dc ?cr I pi ion of
AND SUPPLIES !
?10 Jackson St.,
The largest and best assorted stock of
Glass in the city.
In bulk, also in boxes of 1 to 5 lbs.
White Lead and Zinc.
Strictly Pure, made by the Kentucky
Lead r.nd Oil Co , which we guarantee as
good as the best. Also, the well known
Nassau White Lead and pure Frenoh Zinc
Tho celebrated Paint, made by Wads
worth, Martinez dc Longman, which
we know to be good.
Kuli line of Paint & Whitewash Brashes
A large and assorted stock of Colors in
Oil. Also, Dry Colors.
Johnson's celebrated Prepared Kalso
mine, all shades.
Linseed Oil, Raw and Boiled.
A large variety of Locks.
Rim and Mortice Locks.
surface and Mortice Blind Hinges.
All sizes and styles of Door Butts.
Inside Blind Butts, brass and iron.
A line line of Padlocks.
Yale Store Door Locks.
Yale Night Latches.
Screws in any quantity and every size,
and anything else you want in the Hard
Doors, Sash and Blinds.
The largest stock in Augusta, ai bottom
ligures. Send for price lisi.
Balusters, Brackets and Mantels.
And almost anything that can be made
out of wood, w e are prepared to maka
Ye?low Pine Lumber.
In any quantity, rough or dressed.
We pack and deliver all of our
goods free of charge.
Thompson & Heindel,
310 JACKSON STREET.
Dec. 28, 1880. Iy4
CHARLESTON, SO. CA.S
(HighesTGrade) for Composting.
PEAS, COTTON and GENERAI. CROPS.
PURE GROUND PHOSPHATE, (Dust )
GENUINE GERMAN KAINIT
J. B. NORRIS, Agent,
Trenton, S. C.
WW. RAVENEL, Pres.
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Watches, Silver & Plated Ware,
729 Broad ?St., op. Central Hotel,
8-day Striking Clock, $4.25.
Alarm Clocks, $2.25. Nickel Clocks, $1.75
Hunting case Silver Watches, $8.00.
Nickel, stem-winding dc setting watch
Ladies' and Gents' Gold Watches and
Chains, Solid Silverand Plated Ware.
jpSrSpecial attention to all line and
difficult Watch and Clock Repairing.
Everything warrantied as represented.
March 2, 1881. Iyl3
Dr. Jas. J. Seigier
^VlLL practice in the Counties of
EDGEFIELD and AIKEN.
Orders for work of any kind in his
lino will receive prompt attention.
Post Office address: JOHNSTON, S. C.
June Jf>, 1881. tf 28
The Wiiliamston Female
IT is conducted on what is called the
Annual course of study, and, by a sys
tem of Tuitional Premiums, its low rates
are made still lower for all who average
SS per cent. No Public Exercises. No
" Receptions." Graduation, which ia al
ways private, may occur eight times a
vear. The Fall Session opens August 1,
Rev. S. LANDER, Pres'L,
Nov. 2, m-ly] WiUiamston, 8. C.