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EDGEFIELD, S. C., ffURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1888
I VOL. XL vin--NO. u.
THE DEAR LITTLE HEADS I]
- V. BY JIBS. M. E. SANGS TER.
In the morn of the holy Sabbath,
I like in the church to see
The dear little children clustered,
. Worshiping there with nie.
I oin sure that the gentle pastor.
Whose words aro like summer dew,
Is cheered as he gazes over
The dear little heads in the pew.
Faces earnest and thoughtful,
Innocent, grave and sweet,
Tlioy look in tho congregation
Like lilies among the wheat.
And I think that the tender Master,
Whose mercies are ever new,
Has a special benediction.
For dear little heads in the pew.
When they hear u The Lord is my Shep
Or " Suffer the babes to como,"
They are glad that the loving J?sus
Has given the lambs a home
A place of their own with his'people,
He cares for me aud for you,
But close in bia arms he gathers
The dear little heads in the pew.
So I love in the great assembly
On tue Sabbath morn to see
The dear-little children clustered.
And worshiping there with me ;
For I know that my precious Saviour, *
Whoso mercies are ever new,
Has a special bonediction
For the,dear little heads in the pew.
The Republicans have elected three
Presidents since the war. U. S.
Grant served two terms, both of which
. were corrupt fi om end to end-lilied
with scandals which are to this day
offensive in the nostrils of decent
people. The Black Friday conspira
cy, the Whisky Riog conspiracy the
Credit Mobilier scandal, and the pest
tradership steal, were the most prom
inent. All of these were devised and
executed by prominent Republican
R. B. Hayes served one term ir.
consequence of a historic and gigan
tic tteal devised and executed by the
leaders of the Republican party. His
" administration was a ' reform" one,
but after its termination it was dis
covered that his government was rot
ten to the core, that by the star route
swindles the people were robbed by
.-prominent republican leaders of vast
sums every year, and that the fraud
? ulent President had lent his aid to
the corrupt work of electing his suc
cessor and selling the offices of the
people for money. '.
Jas. A. Garfield was elected by
* the use of money squeezed from the
Star Route robbers for the privilege
of robbing, received as the* pric9 of
the Secretaryship of the Treasury, in
ng.trrr;orif TCj>: a. _ee?.t-A??-th"e Vuu)ch_'o/ _
the Supreme Court, and ai a bribe ,
' for the privilege of placing the new
bonds of the government.
The present accidental President j
is the mau who connived at the fraud |
and corruption used by the Republi
can leade?s lo elect Garfield, ar.d who <
was dismissed from the collectorship j
of the Port of New York by a Re- j
publican President because of his no \
torious inefficiency and shameless
That is the record of the party, i
It is a harmonious record of rascality, t
Stalwart, Half Breed and compro- c
mise Republicans have taken turns c
at ruling the country, and all have i
used their power to rob the treasury 1
and the people. c
. It is time for the people to try an- a
other party less saturated with dis a
honesty and fraud.- Greenville Daily \
Columbia's Great (anal.
The Columbia correspondent of the fi
Charleston IVeivs and Courier noting n
the progress made on the*great canal p
along the Congaree, says : It may not
be known to some, but the fact is that
this same Columbia Canal is in some e
respects or rather will be when com- ei
pleted, th) largest canal in the world. ?1
lt will be two and seven-eights of a
mile in length, extending from a lew jj
hundred yards below Congaree Bridge "
to Smith's Branch, or Bull Sluice as I
it is sometimes called ; its width at w
top will be two hundred and twenty- j,
three feet, the banks gradually slop- ,
ing to a bottom of one hundred and
ten feet (thirty five feet broader at CI
bottom than the great Suez Canal) ic
with a depth in its shallowest part of is
fifteen feet, and in some places double ^
that depth. The outer or river bank
will be^thirty-one feet on top and five m
feet ab*ove^44ie-J?ighest water ever n<
known in the Congaree,--.which was ol
the famous '52 freshet, and this bank ?|
will bo riprapped on the outer 6ide to .
strergthen it against any possible
breakage or giving away. One hun- a(
dred and seventy convicts are now th
engaged in the work. Each bund re- sa
moves thirteen cubic yards per day cc
and the good work goes steadily on
Last summer -we stood near a of
group of Irishmen in a neighboring w
city, and they were speaking of In- it
gersoll'a approaching lecture. 11 And til
are you going to hear Bob Ingersoll, ti'
Pat?" said one. " I don'tknow, Mike, th
What has he got to say ?" " He says es
Christianity is dead." " Christianity er
is dead, is it? It isa quare dead bl
thing that's building five churches in
this town this year !" Pat was right, th
Soon after Sir Henry Rivers tcok C?
orders he was told by a friend that he
would undoubtedly become a bishop. .
" Indeed !" said Sir Henry. " Why C
so?" " Because ri vers invariably go ,
to the seas." ^
M?ES E. R. Lacas, Charleston, S. C., of
saya : " A severe-spell of pneumonia "1
had left me quite weak. Brown's Iron en
Bitters made me s?rong," . on
Transit Across lbe Isthmus.
The Position of the South In Relation
to the Canal Problem Ably Set Forth
by Senator Butler.
To the Editor of the Industrial Ec
EDGEFIELD, S. C., Jone, 8,1883.
Your lefter of the 2d instant ask
ing my views npon an article in yonr
paper of last month entitled > The
Canal and the -War-Warning to
America from Egypt," has been re
ceived. I received also by the same
mail a copy of the Eevieio., The cases
of Egypt and the United States of
Columbia are not altogether pariel.
Egypt had no friends. If she had
friends they were unable or unwilling
to help her, and the corruption and
imbecility of her government and de
praved and hopeless condition of her
people deprived her of all sympathy
and moral support from other nations.
England knew this, and hence pro
ceeded boldly with the work of spo
liation that has always character
ized her policy toward a weaker
She would find a very different
condition of things if she were, to at
tempt a similar course towards the
inter-cceanic canal in the Central
American States. The United States
government could not afford to allow
England or any foreign power to get
a controlling interest in that canal,
either by purchase or otherwise. It
ivoulJ be fatal to our commerce in
ihe Pacific. We have not much to
je destroyed, it is true, but I trust
n the near future we snail have such
i change in our navigation and reve
lue laws as will aid in building up a
breign commerce worthy of the name
england acquired a fighting interest
u the Suez Canal by a purchase of
tock. She helped Russia to paralyze
ru:key, and then as usual, as she
lelpsd the Uuited States to paralyze
he Confederate States, and the Con
ederats States to cripple the com
uerce of the United States by fitting
iut Confederate cruisers, Bee came in
or the lion's share. She would pur
ue the same policy towards the
'anama Canal if she thought she
culd do so with impunity. I think,
herefore, the views expressed in the
i tide above referred toare emineut
y proper and timely. This govern
?ent should .take such a position in
elation to the inter oceanic highway,
'hether it be a canal or ship rail
ray, as will give "England and other
?r?ga rowers t-j ^derstaadvrrnrj ?e
innot permit any. other supremacy
1?re than our own. No need for
entangling alliances with foreign
overnments" or any departure from
ie foreign policy of this government.
fe surely have the right, and it is
ur duty, to protect our commercial
iterebts against encroachments, com
ig from whatever source "and through
hatever channels they may.
One ol the gravest difficulties now
;setting us is overproduction. We
lay create a home market for our
?rplus, but there is such a thing as
restraining it. This we are now
?ing, and but for the rapid increase
i our population and the unoccupied
nds of the West, both of the public
amain and in the hands of railroad
id other speculators, to partially
jsorb thisoverproduction, we should
? in a bad way. But there ?3 a
mit to the increase of population
id the extent of unoccupied lands,
that we must turn our attention to
:eign markets, if we expect to
aintain our prosperity and the
oper development of the country.
To permit England or France, or
en a private corporation of for
ders, to draw a, cord around our
roats through the Panama Canal or
her intcr-oceanic highway, would
! an act of folly, if not a crime, that
cannot think any patriotic citizen
auld tolerate. The South is pecu
irly interested in this matter. The
ivelopment of her industries, agri
ltural, manufacturing and mechan
il, especially her cotton industries,
much greater than is generally un
rstood ^nd she will want a market
are extensive than she can have at
me. She can find it in the islands
the Pacific Ocean, China, Japan,
e West coast of Mexico and South
?erica, if she can make the transit ! iQ,
ross the Isthmus untrammeled by
e domination of a foreign power. I
y, therefore, that whatever can be
nstitutionally done by this govern
?nt, or any department of it, to
:ure our supremacy iu the coutrol
the inter oceanic highway or high
iys ought to be promptly doue. If
is to be accomplished by negotia
nt or diplomacy, then the Execu
te ought to inaugurate measures in
at direction. If legislation is nec
sary, Congress ought-to*adopt prop
measures at the earlier practica
I do not think it is so much a qnes
>n of the enforcement of what is
mmonly known as the ,!Monroe
ctrine," as the protection of our
mmercial. interests. The "Monroe
ctrine'" contemplated quite anoth
and different kind of interference
r European powers with the gov
nments and affairs of our neighbors
th? American continent. The
Monroe doctrine," eince its first
unciation, has always been insisted
i by all parlies as the proper policy
of this government, and in my judg
ment the right and proper power and
duty of the government to protect it
eelf against auch a commercial inv?
Bion aa foreign supremacy in this ca
nal would imply, ie as well founded
and iustifiable as the right and power
and duty to enforce the "Monroe
doctrine." Very truly and respect
fully, * M. 0. BUTLER.
Of the above letter the Industrial
Review editorially says :
It is the clearest statement of the
position of the South in relation to
the canal problem that has emanated
from any source, and it outlines the
proper policy for the government to
pursue with distinct and patriotic
emphasis. Reviewing the article in
our May issue entitled "The Canul
and the War-Warning to America
from Egypt," Senator Butler, concurs
in the writer's opinion that if possible
England will acquire supremacy of
the canal, and that great danger to
American commerce is to be appre
hended therefrom. He points the
Southern people to the fact that if
they continue to prosper in industrial
pursuits the chief outlet for their
products will be by way of Panama.
Let England or France, or even a
private corporation of foreigners, cut
us off from that outlet, either by
purchase or diplomacy, aud the one
thing needful to build up manufac
tures in the South, i. e, a foreign
market, will be denied us. It is in
the islands of the Pacific Ocean, Chi
na, Japan, the West coast of Mexico,
md South America, that the future
jiarke'.s for Southern manufactures
viii be found, and untold prosperity
s in store for her industrialists if
,hose markets can be reache i " un
rammeled by the domination of a
foreign, power." Understanding aj
ve do the aggressiveness of England,
ve should take timely precaution to
>revent any approach to encroach
nent upon our commercial rights.
Senator Butler has wisely and in
elligently laid before the South the
esults of his investigation of the
object. His unmistakable fidelity
o Southern interests renders his
riew8 peculiarly ' aportant, and we
ommend them to the readers of the
rndustrial Revievj with the assurance
hat they furnish food for seiious re- j
Who Supports Randall :
Says the Columbia Register : " We
*p\the following'TKsL. thc ?New York'?
tar especially for Congressman Dib
le'e benefit. The Star, in speaking
f the Republican preference for Mr.
, in dall, says :
" As the Republicans are a minority
i the next House and cannot elect a
peaker from their own racks, several
r their organs are urging them to
lin a half victory by supportin:. Ran
" Possibly Mr. Randall may feel
)n?plimented by thi3 preference ;
ut it is not a conspicuous testimonial
i the quality of his Democracy. Re
ublicau politicians are not in the
abit of deliberately shaping a policy
) hurt themselves or help the Decio
.ats; hence when they announce
ieir preference for Randall above
1 other candidates from bis side of
Le House, they furnish a very cogent
lason why Mr. Randall should not
? the choice of the Democracy.
" As a matter of fact, it is not
kely that Republican good-will can
I of much benefit to the gentleman
om Pennsylvania in his hunt for
ie Speakership. That influential
Scial is uniformly nominated in
ucus, and Mr. Randall, when de
ated there, will scarcely attempt to
ganize a bolt.
" One thing, however, is very
ain : the Democrats should not play
to the hands of their rivals by elect
g as Speaker the one mau mo3t ac
ptable to the latter."
And yet this is the man of whom
ir neighbor, the Chronicle and Con
tutionalist says : " If Mr. Randall
not a good Democrat the party had
We heartily agree with our New
ark contemporary that it is plain
at Democrats should not play into
e hai.ds of the Republicans by elect
g as Speaker the one man most ac
ptable to them. But Mr. Dibble
oposes to do this very thing ap far
hia vote goes, and to do this "not
thstanding the news-papers."
Knights of Honor and Suicides.
The Supreme Lodge of the Knights
Honor, at its last session, resolved
it to pay the benefits of those who
use their own death, and the clause
is ordered to be inserted in applica
nts for membership hereaftei ;
A.nd provided further, the death
Baid - is not produced by
icide, no matter whether he be sane
insane." Ever since the change
is made the subordinate lodges
ive been arguing for and against
e new movn with considerable zeal,
is now proposed to call in all the
itstanding certificates and insert
e anti-suicide clause in them. The
imbers in New York Beem to be
posed to the new move, a?d it is
id will refuse to give up their cer
icates, as they claim there was no
tention of making the law retroact
e, and the Supreme Lodge could
it if it wanted to do BO.
Judge Field's Position,
Judge Field's name waa prenti
nently mentioned four years ago a?^*'
Democratic candidate for the Vpih,
deucy, and it is now again upon- ;
list of the names that will be subm
ted to the convention. As 6uch
views are worthy of note. In a recfl
interview with a correspondent of tl
Cleveland, Ohio, Leaderhe iurepor
as saying : '
I do not know as to the
of the campaign. Eut I think t
should be changes in the general
ministration of the government,
conciliatory policy should be adop
toward the South. Social equal
should be given to all States with
regard to location. The South has
good brains and aa good exc-cuti
qualities as tue North. No part
this broad country Bhould be ostracised
It should be one nation from the lake;
to the gulf and irom ocean to ocea;
The Mississippi river should be eoini
proved that the lands along its bani
will be secure from the floodd jjj?<
changes of its channel. J^Vhen/Wev
York, a single city, has just com
pleted such a vast mechanical con^
struction as the Brooklyn Bridge,
gre&t government ought certainly t
be ablego' take caro of its own
tory'. The nation Should
ruatter in hand. The improvemen
bias been so far local, and consequent!
?ain. The South has a bright futur
aefore it. It has the climate, the so
ind the mineral wealth to make".
>reat country, and the future will, se
t co-equal with the North
"What is your idea of the tarifai
" The true idea," replied Judge?;
; is of course tariff for revenue oni
?ree trade is not possible and wi
ic for some time. At present u
nust have some incidental protectio
Whether the present laws as to tbj
ire correct or not is not the questio;
Jnder them immense manufacturi
nterests have grown up and no ir!
aediate change which would dest
hem thould be adopted."
These are the views of a li
ninded mau, and aside from his
rality show a considerable am
if sagacity. Iiis advocacy of
Mississippi river improvement,
f nominated, make him solid
he West, while his friendly inti
o thc South would give him alj
.oom in this quarter.' He tread
iously on the tariff questio
'Iace^hj^..jua/i iei? .?.->ec
Cen lucky and Ohio Democrat1!
hat question,'the position whic;
oubtless be taken by the Nati
ovention when it meets: that is
jrra when the reform may be ne
wy, but no radical and vic
bangea to shock and jeopardies tl
adnstrial interests of the country.
The Political Cases.
How it was done and who did
re do not know, but the jury thj
as been selected to try the politic
ises at the next November term
ie United States Circuit Court
ot such a jury as should have bei
hosen for so important a work. The
re a number of good men on the 1
ut there are also some very bitti
aitisans who would vote for the co
iction of the defendants upon i
ndence at all just as readily as
ie proof of their guilt was " oveil
helming," as " Brewster, Attorne;
! enera 1," would Eay. A powerfu]
iib rt will be m-ide to convict the d
?udants in these cases. What meai
res will be adopted to secure th:
;sult cannot be conjectured. It is cei
lin, however, that partisan malignity!
urchaeed witnesses, hired attorney
id Government money will be exertei
> the ul most to accomp ish the pur
aces of the Administration. It doe
at yet appear what is best to be donel
at (he history of every member
ie jury .should be fully studied, an
i means should be wanting for th
?st and most able del'ence of thoS'
bo are suffering maityrdom for th
(ke of good and honest government,
-News and Courier.
It Worked Both Hays,
A story of a curious lawsuit comes
?re from Rock Hill. A clerical plan-1
r living near that town sent the
-oduct of his cotton crop to be gin
;d anc? packed. He received froi
ie gin twelve bales in all but when
ie bill for ginning came in he found
imself charged with the ginning of
lirteen bales. He refused to pay
r the alleged thirteenth bale and
e ginner sued him for toil and won
3 suit. Thereupon the preacher
turned the attack by a suit against,
e ginner for the missing thirteenth
ile, which he proved that he had
?ver received. He woa the suit and
it judgment for fifty dollars, the
due of a f?00 pound bale of good
(ton. It is intimated that the giu
sr will appeal from this decision to
e Supreme Court -A7ews and Cou
A man was taking aim at a hawk
lat was perched on a tree near his
liekencoop, when his little girl ex
aimed : " Don't take aim, pa ! Let J
go off by accident." "Why so?"
iked the lather. " Cause every gun
lat goes off by accident always hits
Mucilage is a handy thing to have
the hou.se. But if the bottle is'
upty, and the stamp or envelope
>es not stick, probably uot one in a
indred knows that honey is a very
Auotlier Bandall Vole,
From thc Register.
The Aiken Recorder announces
authoritatively that Hon. George D.
Tillman will also vote for Randall.
The announcement does not at all
j take us by surprise. Jt is what we
j had heard some time ago, but not in
^a way to justify the announcement.
If the constituents of these gentle
men aie willing to put South Carolina
on the platform, they are right in
sustaining Randall for the Speaker
ship Eut any effort to support a
vote for Randall as not inconsistent
with anti protection principles is
nothing better than a political deceit.
Every journal , in the country op
posed to.the protection policy openly
says that the election of Randall to
the Speaker's chair puts the party off
the tariff issue and defeats hopelessly
all tariff reform before I he Democracy,
; There is but one opinion on the
subject, and it is too late in the day
for Mr. Dibble and Mr Tillman to
tell people who know that Randall is
a good enough anti-prorectioniet. We
o not blame either of these gentle
n for being protectionists if their
^tituents sustain them. But they
t stand up for tariff reform by
for a Speaker--who will shut
dowW?t al^easUres looking to cross
ing a " t" or dotting an " i" of the
present tariff Bwindle. This is the
whole strength and the recognized
meaning before the country of Ran
dall's candidacy. And those who vote
for Randall vote wittingly on the line
of hands off and no reform on the
We have heard from these two
members of Congress. Now it is in
order to hear from their constituents
Have we a protection party in South
The Aiken Recorder is positively
informed that Congressman George D
Tillman will vote for Randall. We
like Congressman George D. Tillman,
and admire him for many reasons, but
if he proposes to representa free trade
Democratic community by casting
protectionist Republican votes, he
ought to move out of Skipper's Geor
gia over the line into Joseph E. Brown's
State. They ara more accustomed to
such political vaga.ies there than we
-re over here.
We may not be able to_ make the
tariff an issue in national politics, but
we can make it an issue right here in
Ko naL'fifQ We would like to
Bee a square figb? in the Districts rep
< relented by M^rs. Tillman and Dib
tbh on the tariff for revenue question.
l - GrerxiviO. Daily News.
I ^ \ Stump Puller.
The Orangeburg correspondent of
the News and Courier says :
Orangeburg can boaet of au inven
tion which promises to eurpass any
thing of its kind now in use. M. J. A,
Minicken, of this county, has invented
a stump puller of great power and
practical utility. This invention very
ingeniously combines two powers,
that of the screw and the lever. The
friction common to a machine of thiB
kind has been greatly reduced by the
use of iron balls instead of the flat
surface. It is so constructed as to be
operated either by hand or horse
Your correspondent visited the
residence of Mr. Minicken a few days
since and saw some of the work done
by this new contrivance. A large
pine Btump, the main root of which
measured more than eeven feet, was
extracted with ease by two men. A
patent has been applied for and the
machin?-wfll soon be on the market.
r^on. J. C. S. Blackburn, of Ken
' cky, ventures upon the following
prophecy : Hoadlv is going to carry
Ohio by 20,000.' That will make
him the Democratic candidate for
President, and Cleveland, of New
York, will be the Democratic Vice
Presidential nominee. The Repub
licans will abandon party organiza
tion and nominate David Davis, and
they will not carry 6even States."
Savannah News: The internal
revenue system is odious, because it
authorizes government inquiry in the
business of private citizens and inter
ference therewith, and it maintains
at the public expense an immense
army of politicians. The internal reve
nue system should be abolished. Wipe
A landlady advnr'ises th<tt>he lias
"a fine, airy, weil turmoiled bedroom
for a gentleman twelve lett Fquate ;"
mother has " a cheap and desirable
slit of rooms tor a respectable family
i;i good repair ;*' still another baa '. a
hall bedroom for a singly woman <y
A low condition ol health is oom
mon with many who allow themselvei
o worry. Mental anguish causej
bodily suffeiings. Anxiety and care
as broken down many constitutions
train of disorders usually follow
eutal distress. Heart affections
ervousne3s, sleeplessness, dyspepsia,
iver complaint, kidney troubles, etc
re among the list. A sure remedj
or relieving all mental and phyaica
istress is Brown's Iron Bitters. It a
ace strengthens every part of th
ody, making work a pleasure am
" May I Kiss that Baby.'
T? a soldier, far away fiona home,
there is no more touching sight than
that of r. baby in its moiher'a arms. ;
While on their way to Gettysburg our j
troops were marching by night:
through a village over whose gate
ways hung lighted lanterns, while ;
young girls shed tears as they watch- ;
ed the brothers of other women march
to possible death. A scene of tho
march is thus described by the author :
of "Bullet and Shell :"
Stopping for a moment at the gate
of a dwelling, I noticed* a young
mother leaning oirer it with a chubby
child iu her arms. Above the wom
an's head hung a couple of stable
lanterns, the light falling upjn her
face. The child was crowing with
delight at the strange pageant, as it
watched the armed host pass on. " I
beg your pardon, ma'am^" said Jim
Manners, one of my men, as he drop
ped the butt of his musket on the
ground, and peered wistfully into the
faces of the mother and her child. " I
beg pardon, but may I kiss that baby
of yours? I've got one just like him
at home-at least he was when I last
saw him, two years ago." The mother
felt a sympathetic tear rolling down
her blooming cheek, sile.itly held out
the child. Jim pressed his unshaven
face to its innocent, smiling lips for a
moment, and then walked on, saying :
" God bless you, ma'am, for that ?" '
Poor Jim Manners ! He never saw
his boy again in life. A bullet laid
him low the uext day, a3 we made
our first charge.- Youth'n Campan
The Irish Language.
The report for the past year of the
Irish Language states at the com
mencement ot the present century
probably not more than 400 person?
could read and write Irish, whereas
this society alone has disposed o?
over 62.000 elementary Irish books.
Their publications continue to be in
great demand. Tne number of per
sons in Ireland who speak the old
language is nearly 950,000, as against
nearly ?18,000 in 1871, although
the population has during that time
diminished, in round numbers, by
252,000. This as pointed out, nearly
equals the number of "Welsh people
speaking Welsh. "Not only," it is
observed, " has Leinster increased its
number of Irish speaking inhabitants,
JVr&kDah.'in has .made a considerable
advance in this respect, partly fa)
filling the old Irish prophecy."
A Gigantic Mountain of t od Fish.
Prof. Huxley, in an address at the
International Fisheries Exhibition,
pointed out that an acre of g->od fish
ing ground will yield more food in a
week than one acre cf the beht land
will yield in a year. Still more stiik
ing was his picture of the moving
mountain of cod," 120 to 180 feet in
height, which for two months in every
year moves westward and southward
past the Norwegian coast. Every
square mile of this colossal-column of
fish contains1120,000,000, consuming
every week, when on short rations, no
fewer than 840.000,000 of herrings.
The whole catch of the Norwegian
fisheries never exceeds in a year more
than half a square mile of this " cod
mouutain" and one week's supply of
the herrings needed to keep that area
of cod from starving.
This Beats a Fish Story
Walton (Ga.) County Nctcs: A
monster bull lrog, captured in a carp
pond in this county, weighed two
pounds, aud had in his frogship one
German carp sii inches long, one full
grown toad frog and a monster craw
fish, one of the largest of that species
of fish tlfat inhabits our streams. This
is given that those who have carp
ponds had better see that these frogs
are all kept ont. The truth o' the
above is vouched for by two respousi
" What brought you to prison, my
colored friend ?" s^id a Yankee to a
darkey. " Two constables, sah."
" Yes ; but 1 mean had intemperance
anything to do with it ?" " Yes, sah ;
dey was bof of era drunk."
A Centerville girl w riced the mot
to. " I need thee every hour," and
presented it to Lim. He says 'hat he
can't help it. It tidies tw6 hours to
milk the cows and feed th/e" pigs, and
business has to be attended to.
" i\l:-jor, how did ytes iver los?'
that leg :" " Why, Pat one of my an
cestorn was an Irishman; and all ray
blood that urnne from him was in my
Uft leg, so I had to cut it off." " By
the powers,"said Pat it's a pity that
it hadn't settled iu your head !"
Tommy-" What does I beg your
pardon, meau ?" Aunt-" It is a sort
of an apology, my dear. For instance,
if I were to knock np against you by
mistake, I should apologia* by gay.
ing, ' I beg your pardon.'" Tommy
"Oh, mother wouldn't say that!
She'd say : 1 Get ( ut, yer young war
mint, or I'll fetch yer sich a slap o'
the head yer own lather won't know
ye from a 2-penny 'bus.'"-London
HOME INSURANCE CO.
OF -NTJSW YORK.
Cash Capital, - - - $3,000,000
Assetts, .... $7,208,06107
Net Surplus overall Liabilities, $1,774,0 61.06
This Sterling Old Company will now INSURE GIN
HOUSES' SEED COTTON, and OTHER PROPERTY, at
Tariff ratos. Send in your Application.
CHAS. W. CREIGHTON, Ag ?.,
July. U, 1883.1_;_Eilgeflcld C. H., H. C.
Gi L Penn & Son
DEFY COMPETITION IN
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES,
SCHOOL BOOHS, TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES
Fine Confectionery !
TT is our constant aim and desire to please all who favor us with their patronage,
Tobacco and Cigars, etc., etc., of any house in Edgetield. "We confidently assert
that we have succeeded itt our efforts, and can defy competition in every line.
We will do all in our power to give satisfaction to every one wno trades with
us. Give us a call-examine and price our goods. Will be glad to see you, wheth
Br you buv or not.
G. L. PENN & SON.
TCdgelield, S. C., Mar. 13, '8:J.
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GEOEGE H. LOMBARD & CO.,
Foundry, Machine and Boiler Works,
Abovc Passenger Depot, Near thc Water Tower,
SAW MILLS. GRIST MILLS, CANE MILLS, PLANTATION
ATACHINKi; Engines and Boilers, Cotton Screws, Shafting, Pulleys, Hang?
JJJL ers, Journal Boxes, Mill Gearing, Gudgeons, Turbine Water Wheel*. Gin
CJearines, Judson's Governors, Disston's Circular Saws and G?mmers and Filef,
Belting, Babbitt Metal and Brass Fitting Globe and Check V. DOUBLE TUBE.
Valves, Whistles, Gauges, ?fcc, Iron and Brass Castings and
?in Ribs and Injectors. Repairing promptly doue at Lowest
Prices. We casi every day, both Iron and Brass, having
sreatly increased our capacity with the latest improved tools.
Wo are running full time wiLh MO bauds, which enables us to 4rt _
till orders promptly at Lowest Prices. Give us a trial before sending elsewhere.
Agents for Georgia and South Carolina for
ROUTING'S UNIVERSAL INJECTORS,
the best Boiler Feeder out. Works with one lever. Will work warm or cold wa
ter. Will lift water. Warranted to pive satisfaction. Send for circulars before
yon buj* any other. Thev aro better than a pump or inspirator.
Augusta. Ga., Feb. ii. 1883.
Y AI DIAL, E.V.,
Continuing thc Business of
JOHN C. DIAL,
Direct Importer and Dealer in
ENGLISH MD AMERICAN HARDWARE.
Columbia* S. C
India Rulibrr and Leather Beitmg, Sugar Cane Mills, Evaporator Pane
Sheet Copper and Galvanized Sheet Iron suitable for making Evap
orators, India Rubber and Hemp Packing, Files, Wrenches,
Punches, &c, &c.
?ri cohan ?CM' TOO!* ol'Every Description,
Plows, Chairs, Corn Shellers, Feed Cutters, Harrows, Circular Saws, Upright
Mill Sawn, Lime, Cement, Flaster, Window Glass, Paints, Brushes,
Vat nish, Carriage, Buggy and Wagon Material of Every
Quality of (n'ooiN and Prices Guaranteed.
t?r Orders Accompanied with the Money or Satisfactory Reference Will
Receive Careful Attention. [Mar. 14, '83.-3m
LOOK OUT !
Thirst and Last Chance
i. F. PADGETT, Af't,
MADISON, S. 0.
IOFFER to the Ed ge field and Aiken public some of the best brands of
Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, Ales, &c, Bold in the United States. I make
a specialty ol
Pure North Carolina Whiskey,
Southampton Peach and Apple Brandy,
Fine Cigars and Tobacco.
N. B.-I have equipped my Pool Room with a table from the factory of
the c?'ebrated makers, Wm. H. Grillith ?? Co.; besides a very fine Carom
A liberal share of the public patronage is respectfully solicited.
A. P. PADGETT, Ag't,
June 28, 1883.-v8 _ MADISON, S. O.
133 and 735 BROAD STKEfiT,.AUGUSTA, GEORGIA,
MANUFACTURERS ANO DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF
CARRIAGES, ROCKAWAYS, BOGGIES
Pl, \ M ATI OX and ROAD WAGONS,
.\1 anufacturero' Agenta for the sale of the
Cortland Wagon Co s. Spring
Wagons and Buggies, Wilson.
Childs & Co's, Philadel
FRAZIER & BRADLEY ROAD CARTS,
Th,-Best Cart. The Only Cart.
Wo have added to our stock of lin? Buggies and Rockaways,
A Line of Cheaper Trade Buggies,
Afa ln to our own order, with special ropard to the Quality of the wheels, ax
les, und springs, which we will sell Lower than any house this side of Cincinnati.
NO CHEAP AUCTION WORK SOLD.
Als?, a Full stock of Saddlery and Harness, Bridles, Collars, Whips, Buggy
Umbrellas, Trunks, Coach material of every description, Cloths, Paints, Coach
VU Also?*Loflthor und Quin Belting, Packing, Rivets and Lacing, Hooka and
Punches, Italian Hemps, and Soapstone Packing., " .
Also, Oak and Hemlock Solo Loather, French and American Calf and Kip
Skins, Linings and Goat Skins. A full stock of Shoe Lasts, latest styles, jnst
p?r Semi on your orders, or call and see us. Our charges will, at all times be
April 4, 1883.-tfl7