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Jas. T. Bacon. Tho*. J. Adams.
Edgefield, S. f!" April 9. IMPS.
Meeting or (lie Executive Com
A Primary Election to be' ?eld on the
it Anomalous and Unprecedented Sit
IQ obedience to tbe call made last
week by First Vice-Chairman Turner,
our County Democratic Executive
Committee met in the Court Houae on
Monday last, at noon. Of our thirty
five Democratic clubs, twenty-six were
represented on this occasion.
Chairman Bettis presided and set
forth the object of the meeting. He
stated that be bad addressed ft letter
to Gov. Thompson, in relation to the
maiter in hand, and had received one
in reply trom his Excellency, which
he requested the Secretar" to read to
the Committee. The letter of Chair
man Eettis to Gov. Thompson is as
EDGEFIELD, S. C., April 2, 1SS5.
Gov. Hugh S. Tfiompson, Columbia,
DEAR SIR : During a temporary
absence, the Vice President of the
Democratic Party ot Edgefield Coun
ty issued acal! for the Executive Com
mittee of ?he Party to meet ou next
Monday, to " take into consideration
the advisability of holding a primary
elecTion Bieter mine who shall be
recommended to your Excellency for
the&pppiht'ment of Clerk of the Court
of this County. This call was issued
on Wednesday, and I anticipate a
small ^tt^ndance of the Committee,
composed principally of those mern
bera who are ia favor of a primary
election and at whose instance the
meeting was called. The Delegation
from this County met to day and de
eli i ed to take-aoy action until after
the meeting of the Committee. I de
sirTToTnow if your Excellency will,
in makinf/th? appointment ot Clerk,
await theyesjut ota primary election,
or wilFfolibw such recommendation
after the same is made. I am prompt
ed to address your Excellency this
communication because I desire to
save the people the annoyance and
trouble of a primary election at this
season of the year, if the same will
be of no consequence when held. Ii
I had been present, I would have de
dined to call the Executive Commit
tee together, except upon the petition
of a msjority ot the same. With
greatest respect I am,
Your obedient servant,
E. W. BETTIS, .IR.,
Chair. Dem. Ex. Com. E. C.
Gov. Thompson's reply runs thus,
verbatim et literatim :
EXECUTIVE Cn AM HER, ")
COLUMBIA, April 4, 1SS5. J
B. Wi uBcUis, Jr., Fs-j., Chair. A wi;
?i^ ?oya., Fdycfield County'.
DEAR SIR : I have the honor to ac
knowledge the receipt ol' your com
munication of tue '21 instant, touch
ing the appointment, of Clerk ol' the
CoiirtJjorMEj3p.eiLp!(ll .llftUMly, \u wlm-h ^
"""her, in making the ajT^'
ttrr^hwait the result of!
a pnmary election or will follow sut h
recommendation after the same it
Section lill of the General Statute-*
of South Carolina provides, that " it
the event that a vacancy shall at ail
time occur in any of the dlioes in an
County, * * * the Governor shall
have full power to appoint some suita
ble person" to fill such ellice. Tbif
provision of law prevents the trouble
and inconvenience to which tho peo
pie of any County would be subjected
in filling such vacancies by special
election. A primary election would
cause to the people of a County quite
as much trouble and inconvenience
as a special election. Whether such
vacancies can best be filled by tbe
Governor or by the people of a Coun
ty, is not a question for me to consid
er. It is plainly my duty to execute
the law aa I find it laid dowu in the
Statute. For me to submit the selec
tion of a Clerk of the Court to a pri
mary election, would, in my opinion,
be a violation of the spirit, il not of
the letter, of the law. It would b
needless to await the reBult of a pri
mary election, unless I should agrei
in advance to appoint the person who
might be chosen at such election. The
law puts the responsibility for this
appointment upon the Governor, and
no recommendation, from any source,
can relieve him of that responsibility.
Tc- agree in advance to abide by the
result- of a primary election, would
. be to evade the duty required of the
Governor, and would be a further vio
lation of law.
If the question of filling the va
cancy in the office of Clerk of the
Court for Edgefield County be decid
ed by primary election, then all simi
lar vacancies should be filled in the
same way. Such vacancies are rot
only liable to occur, but they do fre
quently occur. Last year several
County offices, among which was the
cilice of Clerk of thc Court for Barn
well County, became vacant, and were
filled by Executive appointment. Al
ready during the present year, a va
cancy in the office of Sheriff of Beau
fort County has been so filled, an<
vacancy now existing in the office of
sheriff of Horry County will be filled
as soon as I can determine upon a
suitable person to be appointed. I
am bonna by my view of duty undei
the law not to evade the Statute by
calling upon the people of a County,
by p primary election, to relieve rae
i rom the responsibility which attaches
to the office of Governor.
Permit me to add that I would be
glad;* if it were practicable, to be re
Jieved from making the selection of a
suitable person lo fill the office ol
Clerk of the Court for Edgefield Com
ly. The exercise of the appointing
power is at best a thankless task. It
wiil be especially so in this case. The
number of thoBO applying is large,
and the earnestness shown by some
of them, and hy their frieuds, ie such
as'to assure me in advance that I can
make no appointment which will not
cause great dissatisfaction to the dis
appointed applicants, and to those
whe have argea their respect ive claims
with so much zeal.
I have thought it beat to write you
thus fully, not only because I nppre
ciate the desire expressed in your let
ter "to save the r eople tbeannoya1 ea
and Jtffiu^ ofprimary election at
this e?a?dn of the year if the same
will be oXjWjpoDseque.g?e. when held ;"
but also, oecauBe it lias' ?ot been pos
sible for me tojreply to the communi
cations asking me to await the r?sult
of a primary election before makiog
tbe appointment. <
III >, i, lan-um-q-Uii-L-??- ' 1 11 " 111
You will see from what I haye said
j that I cannot consent to submit the
selection of the Clerk of the Court to
a primary election.
The office has now been vacant for
two week.?, the delay in filling it hav
ing been caused by requests from ap
plicants and their friends for time in
which to file their paper?. In this
case, as I have always done in mak
ing executive appointments, I have
endeavored to obtain the proper in
formation to guide me in making the
selection. The office will be filled at
an early day, and while I cannot hope
that my appointment will meet uni
versal approval, I shall endeavor to
make such a selection as will advance
the interests of the public servica.
I have the honor to be,
Your ob't. serv't.,
HUGH S. THOMFSON.
After the reading of Gov. Thomp
son's letter by the Secretary, the first
speaker was the Hon. L. P. Jones,
who boldly and eloquently took the
ground that the holding of a prima
ry election in this crisis was not un
constitutional, and that if the people
wished such an election, they should
by all means have it, whether the
Governor abided by the result being
his affair not theirs. In the course of
the discussion, Mr. Jones was sup
ported in his view of the case by the
Hon. W. H. Timmerman, the Hon.
W. J. Talbert and Mr. J. D. Wills.
Chairman Bettis-with Vice Ch?irr
man Turner iu the Chair-Capt. B.
R. Til man and the Hon. J. P. Black
well spoke very emphatically on the
other side. At the close of Mi
Jones s speech, he offered the follow
ing preamble and resolution, which
were adopted by a viva voce vote of
IS yeas to S nays :
WHEREAS, There is'avacancyinthe
office of Clerk of the Court for Edge
field County, by the death of B. E.
Nicholson, the late incumbent, and
a? there are several applicants to fill
said vacaucy; and whereas it has
been the policy of the Democratic
party of Edgefield County since the
overthrow of the Radical party ' in
187G, to make all nominations .both
fer elective and appointive offices by
Primary Election ; therefore
Resolved, That the Executive Com
mittee of the Democratic party of
Edgefield County do hereby order a
Primary election under the rules and
regulations that governed our last
Primary election, to be held on the
seventeenth day of April to nomiuate
a person to be appointed by the Gov
ernor to fill the vacancy in the Clerk's
This resolution of itself constitutes
the call for the primary electing
which, as matters now stand, will be
bvld on Friday the 17th instan?.
The election matter having been
disposed ol, W. L. Durst, Esq., Com
mitteeman of Gray Township Club,
offered the following resolution, which
uuder the decid jd ly B'.ngular C'rcuiQ
stanc2S of the situation, waH certainly
wise, dignified and to the point:
Resolved, That a Committee of
three-Messrs. W. J. Talbert, Goo
"trrflnnvr-Hhu1 fenris -P te -for
appointed to we?? on Jhe Governor
immediately, and inform bim of the
action of this body, and m the saine?
time assure him that our action in not.
intended to antagonize him in hie'
prerogative in exercising his appoint
ing power, and respectfully beg bim
to await the result of the primary
election before making his appoint
ment ol a Clerk of the Court.
The resolution waa adopted by a
considerable majority. Of the mem
bers of thisCommittee, Mr. Jones de-'
parted to Columbia on Monday night;
Messrs. Turner and Talbert, on Tues-,
As regardst'ue naming of managers
and clerks of the primary election, it
wai agreed that as many of the Com
mitteemen present as would assume
the responsibility, should at once
hand in to the Secretary the names
of managers and clerk for their res
pective clubs. Sixteen clubs were
immediately provided lorin thia man
ner-B.icon, Collier's, Moss, Dry
Creek, Big Creek, May's X Roads,
Johnston, Ward's, Horn's Creek, Un
ion Grove, Blocker, Mine Creek, Red
Bink, Fruit Hill, Red Hill, and Rine
hart No. 2-leaving the remaining
nineteen clubs to eend in the names
of their managers and clerks to Mr
James T. Bacon, Secretary of Execu
ti ve Committee.
And now, in closing our account of
this meeting, we have only to pay
that if Gov. Thompson 6hould accede
to the request of this meeting and
await the result of a primary elec.
tion, then all well and good. And
we would be heartily glad to see it
thus. But if, on the other hand, Gov.
Thompson t-hould adhere to the de
termination expressed in his letter,
theu we uuhesitHtingly advise our
Executive Committee to atonee aban
don the primary election. To say
the least of it-and to leave out
all mention of the Governor's pre
rogative-it would be utterly and
The Action of Our Delegation.
In regard to filling the vacancy in
the office ol Clerk of Court, our dele
gation to the Legislature met in mil
town on Thurnilay last, and decided
io await the action of the Executive
Committee on Monday. On Monday
afternoon, alter the meeting ol the
said Committee, they aseembied to
gether again, and dispatched the Hon.
J. P. Blackwell to Cclnmbia to return
to Gov. Thompson all the applications
the latter had sent Ihem for consid
eration-applications from Edgefield
men to be appointed Cleik ol Couit.
They returned these applications to
the Governor without endorsement or
Send in the Names of Your mali
ngers ami Merks,
Tue sixteen clubs, the names of
whose managers and clerks have al
ready been handed ?li to Mr. James
r. Bacon, Secretary of the County
Executive Committee, are mentioned
dsewhere. The remaining 19 clubs ,
ire earnestly rrqrested to send in
their lista to the Secretary at the
very earliest day possible. Let these
lists reach the Secretary at least by
next Tuesday-as they must be pub?
lisBed in next week's papen.
Appoiuiiaeutor 1>. R. I) ur HOP, Esq.
On Tuesday afternoon, at 5 o'clock,
a telegram from Columbia reached
j our town, announcing that D. R
Durisoe, ESQ., had been appointed by
Gov. Thompson as Clerk of the Court
o? Coramou Pleas for Edgeiield County.
We have waited until Wednesday
morning to find this telegram con
firmed. It is confuraed by Hon. J. P.
Blackwell, who went to Columbia on
Monday night in a representative
capacity, and returned with the in
telligence of theappoinlment as above
Mr. Durisoe has done steady and
faithful Democratic service for long
years paBt ; and he will fill the office
with ability and honor. And, as we
have already said elsewhere, we un
hesitatingly, under the present cir
cum8tances, advise the Executive Com
mittec to abandon the primary election.
The Edgeiield Real Estate and
Building and Loan 'ssocialiou.
ThiB organization is now in the
fourth month of its existence. About
five hundred of its shares have been
taken, and new takers are constantly
applying for shares. Under the rules
o? the Association no fund could be
loaned out until three monthly instal
ments had been paid iu. The third
monthly instalment was paid in on
the first day of April-at which time
a drawing was had lo determine the
order in which the share holders shall
be entitled tb loans. At the April
meeting of the Board of Directors the
funds paid in up to date were loaned
out on good real estate security for
five years and two and a half years
respectively at ten per cent. Here
after the Directory will loan ont each
collection as soon as it cornea in for
any period from one year to ten years
The funds of the Association can be
readily placed in Edgefield County
ou the very best security, at good
rates. We predict that this institu
tion will rapidly increase its stock
holders ?nd soon grow iuto great
popularity and usefulness, and that
in lour or (ive years the share holders
will be loth to part with their stock
.at any price.
Tlie Railroad Tax Petitions.
Trenton Still Ahead in Pluck and
As will be seen by reference to the
notice of election in another co) urn iii
from Capt. T. H. Clark, Intendant,
the town of Trenton \F. still ahead in
pluck and pr ogre?-s as regard.) t lie
great railroad mallei. On the ??lh
instant Trenton will vote her sub
scription ol three thousand dollars.
In Hilder, Blocker, Moss, Pickeufl
i and Wise, the rf ?inimit? majorities, we
ar^T>?y?ied to say,/have bq?'n obta'iu
ed ; but the County Commissioners
will not be able to consider and act
upon the petilioi. at their meeting
to-day-Tuesday 7(h. For this pur
pose, however, they have appointed
ft special meeting, to be held on Tues
day, the 21st instant. ?
The United .Slates Senate, which
has been in executive session ever
since the inaugural ion ol President
Cleveland, adjourned sine. <lir. on
Gen. Grant, whose death has been
expected hourly for the last, ten days,
still holds on to life- by a nvre thread
however. Ile will be gone in a few
days more-unless a miracle super
Probability of a Prize FIRIH in
Tuc Columbia correspondent of tho
Atlanta Constitution is responsible for
the following :
"One of the shrewdest lawyers in
Columbia has written to Richard K.
Fox, publisher of the Police Nexos,
informing him that under the laws ol'
South Carolina a prize fight cannot
be suppressed by the authorities, and
urging him to arrange so that the
next combat between John L. Sulli
van and another knight of the ring
can take place in this State. He
guarantees protection to the prize
fighters while on South Carolina t-oil.
The probability is that Fox will act
on the advice of the Columbia law) er.
A prize fight in this State would cer
tainly be a novelty."
The Confederates in Pull Posses
sion of Hie Country.
The New York Tribune, is in hya
tet icH ; it. fairly swells over with emo
tion. The Confederates have full
possession of the country. Hear ila
"The friends ol' Mr. Coleman, of
Missouri, were greatly disappointed
because bin nomination as commis
sioner of agriculture did not reach
tho sehnte. After reading the lint
over twice a western democrat ob
served : Tl' be blank blanked ! It
seema that Bayard could not ii ml ex
Confederates enough in the South,
aud was obliged to go to New Jersey
for one to represent the United States
at Lisbon. One-half the men noun
nated to diplomatic posts served in
the rebel army and Michigan, Min
ne-:ota, iowa, Calilornia, Nebraska,
Kansas and Oregon are ignored.' "
Reappoin'1 if the Itcpiiblican
Postman ? liiew Vork l ily.
This is the administration view ol
Mr. Pearson's reappointment: The
President fully realizes that New
York waa carried for him last fall by
the independent republicans joining
their forcea to the dem?crata. The
leaders of tho independent republi
cans, without exception, have Raked
Mr. Pearson's retention. George Wil
liam Curt?a, Henry Wan! Beecher
and Carl Schutz have made personal
appeals to the President on behalf ol
Mr. Pearson. It has been urged upon
the Preaid'ent by tho loaders of the
independents that this is all they
would ask of him in the State of New
York. Under all the circumstances
the President did not feel that he
could refuse them this favor, aa he
was thoroughly satisfied wil h Mr.
Pearson's answer lo all lue ohargel"
that have been brought against him
in his management of the poet office.
More than this, a number of the
leading democrats in New York a ri
nsed Mr. Pearson's retention.
A Fortune for Somebody.
Froin the New York Tribune.
According to thestatement of John
P. Jayne, an " old claim" lawyer
who inhabits a picturesque loft in toe
building at No. 7 Murray street, there
is ?35,000 in the banda of her Majes
ty's solicitor-general, in ' Loudojn,
awaiting the American heirs of Frafi
sis and Martha Bremar. In the eaf
ly part of the eighteenth century ivfjo
Swedish or Norwegian noblemen,
John and Francis Bremar, emigrated
to England. John lived'in'Kensing
ton, Loudon, and died in 1790, leav
ing three boys and two girls. The
first two boys, John and Francis, liv
id and died in England, and left ho
trace of their existence but their |
?rave stones. One of the daughters,
Anna, married Benjamin Young, who
lied in Rochester, England, in 1844
Anna died in 1859, intestate and left
the fortune which the British Crown
is kindly taking care of for its right
Anna's sister Letitia became a Mrs.
Dixon, and livedinEdinbnrgh, where
ihe died without children, and with
out leaving any embarrassment to the
full enjoyment of the estate, which*is
ill for the American heirs. Thus
Benry is the only brother of Anna
whose right to the money may prove
i disturbing problem. He came to
America and died in Sooth Carolina,
eaving a will in which Miss Eliza
Maria Carson, or Elliott, described as
ds second cousin, is made his sole
.esiduaiy legatee. By what process
Vliss Carson, or Elliott, became lien
.y Bremar's second cousin is not
cnown. Her father was a clergyman
ind her moth>r was a Miss Bush, both
latives of South Carolina, and they
lied of the plague at Georgetown.
But if tbe alleged relationship of Miss
larson, or Elliott, to Henry Bremar
?an be established, she, if living, or
1er representatives, if dead, is enti
led to a large portion,of the fortune
n the Queen's treasury.
The most likely heirs, however, are
,he descendants of the original Fran
:is Bremar, the brother of the origi
lal John, who was Anna's father,
francis came to this country and set
Jed in South Carolina, where he,
oined his destiny to that of Martha
Laurens. They were blessed with a
laughter, called after, her mother,
v?io in 1750 married Sir Egerton
Uigh, his Majesty's attorney general
md surveyor general, ami member of
.he Council of South Carolina. Now,
f anybody can show that Sir Egei>
,on's blood flows in hi ? veins, let him
Iraw at sieht on the Bank of Eng
and lor ?35,000, aijd have itcharged
o the account of Anna Young 'nec\
A rumor comes from Washington
.hat "Watterson is to lead a move
uent of the Southern press to de
mand the withdrawal of Secretary
Lamar and Attorney General Garland
lr??rn the cabinet, and to withhold the
support ol the South from tho new
idmitiistratioii on the ground that
the course pursued is not in accord
ince with the principles of the demo
..ratie party, nor loyal to the Statea
ind the men who put Mr. CJefehi/id
With all his crustiness andseveii'y,
Bismarck is still a tower ol strength
u Germany. Ile ia the " Old Hick
ny ol the Fatherland. In peace
ind in war he baa shown a true Ten
onie heart, if he baa ruled, as he has
ought, willi a mailed hand. He has
io!, only al I i (?ned Prussia with tin
?rsl. powers of the earth, but he has
?lay ed an important part of lateas
leacemaker and cons rvator among
mtioiis. Bismarck's presence in felt
n England, and his life-work is an
inspiration along the Rhine.
Gen. Grant has a stolid be'ief in
?od, without any special reliance
ipon dogma. Dr. Newman is trying
o turn his mind to spiritual matters,
md attempts at every seemly oppnr
unity to turn tho conversation into
eligious channels ; but it cannot be
aid that tirant evince* any other
eiitiinent than profound gravity. Ile
alles readily ab lut his physical plight,
md the nearness of the end, but
lot at all responses to the clergyman'a
Hbor on behalf of his soul.
The coolest, calmest and most in
lependent observers sum up that
Cleveland has strengthened himself
ri New York by the 're appointment
if Pearson. No man> sought the of
ice more openly or persistently, but
io man was more desired by the In
lependent Republicans and Mug
wumps. It remains to be seen how
auch satisfied these elementa will be
r how ungrateful. Gen. Lee got
10 A n off his horse, in Pennsylvania;
0 replace fence rails dislocated by
iis soldiers, but met with no kind r?
EFFECTS ot1 WAR ON" TUE ME.VA.O
mi ES.-The superintendent of the
Philadelphia zoological garden said
lunday that on account of the war
11 the Soudan no animals can be ex
erted from that part of Alric*. .'He
aid : "Liona are very high now. A
ood pair of Africin linns are.wi i:th
1 (K >0 or in ire. Most ol I he hippo
ot ami coins from Nubia and ,the
or th western part of Africa. Il ali
lie hippopotami in this country
'ere to di -, we couldn't get any
ny more for a long time. Last year
jere were thirteen of- these anim la
i the.Unite?! Stales; now lhere are
nly eight. Then there's the' pros
ecl.ive war in AM>I ; that will cut off
?other wild animal producing couti
.y if John Bull and the pair con
lude tu fight. Girofl?s come from
ie Soudan, ami they are very scarce
nd high. I think there are four
?ralles in this country now."
The Abbeville Pre? and Banner
ivs: I" the fall of 1S80 Col. Samuel
Adlingford rented three mules to
mies McCain, of Edgefield county.
[cCain drove them to Augusta about
ur months afterwards where Yowtig
Hack attached them as the pro pm-ty
McCain. Alter which they wj^.e
lld under legal process to satisfy
tin a debt, lo Young & Hack. V
jg ford immediately siled Youri
ack for the value of thc mules
ry rendered'' a verdict in favor
Wallingford for !*>254 and inteif t
nm february, ISSI, making
judgment of about #450 Wal
igford hopes that "those Georgia
Hows will quit taking mules."
e say? that Messrs. Young & i?iick.
-omise?! him, il he would lier'ealter
it a private mark on his mules they
)uld not again internare with his
. . - _
Mi? H. A. McCormick, of Florida,
baa taken charge of ine Southern Tel
egraph office at Johnston.
The Gr'Uiir.fcvili? and Vriuciuae fae
toties Hie limning on (uti time. Su
perintendent I lowland's place han not
' The Chrialian Neighbor, of Colina
bia, weekly, has entered into ita
eighteenth volume. Rev. S. H. Browne
of the Methodist Church, editor and
J; B Tatton, son of Frofossor Pat
ton.ef the South Carolina College,
-waH'thVancoesefid-applicant for the
cadetehip afc Annapolis Jor thc 4th
Trenton baa eight stores, two bar
rooms, three churches, one grist mill,
j one fteam gin, ono hotel and two pri
vate boarding houses, and now wants
l'a shoe shop and a market hon-e.
Two lamilies of Germans, niuo in
number, arrived in Walhalla this
week from Wurtembiirg, Germany.
These persons come among us to as
sume the duties and responsibilities
of citizenship. They are welcome,
and we hope others will follow in
their, footsteps.-Kcowce Cburicr.
There are moro cases of pneumonia
and serious sickness from cold and
changes of the weather than we have
ever known in the town and county.
A number of these cases have proved
fatal, and others have been ol a most
serious nature. It is to be hoped
now that the weather has assumed a
real spring character, so the health of
our people generally will improve.
The rice planters of West VVa
teree, Kershaw county, are complain
ing of the great dppredation commit
ted upon the newly plante 1 rice by
the ricebirds. These birds con
gregate in the fields by tens ol thou
sands, and have done great damage
to the stand of young'rice. The boys
have killed thousands of I he birds,
but there is:no perceptible diminution
'in their, numbers, and they don't ap- J
pear to pay much attention lo the I
According to the World's Washing !
ton.correspondent, several Democratic I
Senators are. actively frying to keep j
in place unscrupulous Republic in
partisans of the worst/type.
\ Politician in the Pull'it,
The Rrv. EEenry Varley, the uotei
Ent^ ii.-h evangelist, has been ho!din?
revival meetings id Augusta lor ?
week or two. Tn pren niling to a color
ed ooo gregal ion th?- i ther nitdit he i
?aid !o liMVe ('col.ir? d that "he wouh
j rather be at the bottom of the Savan
I nah River with a weight around hi
? neck than to liavejieen a slaveholder.'
i Evidently Mr. Varley has a very poo
I notion o! propriety, and if he has baei
j correctly reported he ia ill adapted ti
j evangelistic work in the South. H<
j might have made a successful pol i t i
i cian in South Carolina prior to Un
second emancipation of the colorei
voters in 187C, but he can hardly hopi
to succeed in his missionary labors bj
dragging slavery into his discourses
If this is tho line upon which h<
proposes to conduct his operations
perhaps it would be just as well i
Mr. Varley were "at the bottom o
the Savannah River."
The Augusta Chronicle, in referrinf
to this sul jccfc says:
' Ile has thrown gratuitous insui
in the face of the community, and th<
white'churches here very properly
closed their doors against him. Th?
Chronicle regrets that lie has dissipated
his power for good, and that he ha.1
subjected himself as a minister of the
Gospel to such condemnation. Lei
him depart in peace. Ile was a
stranger arid he took us in."-Au
r/i:.s/i( Chi onie'.c and Con sf.il uJionalia/,
Referring lo the Atlanta charity
ball, t!ie editor ol the Carterville
Com-ml a ty.1! :
We are not prepared lo denounce
people os depraved and G. deas because
(hey do dance. Etch heart must
stand or fail by its own conscience.
U>e all reasonable persuasions if you
think they err, point the danger ol
woridly associations if you think
proper, command your own household
in a way that your duty authorizes,
hut be careful not to sit in judgment
un the purity and virtue of those who
are differently impressed,
i Would this be a good rule to apply
? to persons who are not total abstainer*
I from ardent spirits?
The Preside! t ol' the London So
ciety >.[ Public Analysis declares that
807,000,000 arc paid by cons imers
annually for water disguised as milk
in that city. Tue knaves get rich at
E. R. SCHNEIDER,
il lill \! M
-AM) DEALER J S
& CORN WHISKEY
601 & 802 Broad St., Augusta Ga.
April S, 1SS5,
The Lever Power of
drought lo bear on thc immense Underwriters' Sale
of one ol' lite Largest Retail Houses in lite State ol' Massa
chusetts, which took place on the Ith of February. This
sale comprised the Largest and Most Varied Stock of VIM
SHOKS ever placed in the Northern Market, Milich was
scooped in hy The J. ll WHITE IO. These Shoes are all
perfect in every respect,
OOO pairr Ladies' KM Button BOOTS, wortli $3.50, lo be sold at 1.75.
500 pairs Ladies' Glove Kid Fox Button BOOTS, worth $1.00, tn he
sold for 1.50.
700 pairs Ladies' VA,hk Goa!, Button BOOTS,gworth$3 00, to ho Bold
800 pairs Lad i aa' Curacoa Kid Polish Boots, worth $2.75, to he sohl at
400 pairs Ladies' German Kid Polish Boots that worn sold for $2 50,
to be sacrificed Mt J.Ll") per pair.
1500 pairs Ladies' Kid Kultur: Roots that were sold at this SA MR HOUSE
for $225, will b.-; Raeriliced hy WI UTK for 75c.
1100 pairs Ladies' Kid Fox Polish with patent stayp, that were sold
for $2.00, will now he sacrificed for 70:. per pair.
MOO pairs Ladies" Pebble Polinh Boots worth $2 00, to be sold for 00
?cents per pair.
? 1200 pairs Lidies' Kid P?lich Baots worth $1 7"), to lie sold at 05c.
1500 fiairs Misses' Kid Button Boots, pizes from 12r lo 2s, that were
sold by this House for $1.75, will be closed out now at 75c pr pair.
2700 pairs Ladies' B Call Bain worth $1 75, will bo sold at 75c pr pair.
. "PILED OH GUS CENTRE COUNTERS!
Will be found a lir.e of Childrens' and Misses .SHOES bought from the
same,stock, that ?we will sacrifi?e at Prices Too Low to Mention. These
Goods are all r?RFECT IN EVERY RESPECT.
Look ! Listen, and Wonder in Amazement!
lOOn pairs Men's English PALS, worth $2 00, that will be sohl at 00c.
2200 pairs Men's Congress GAITERS [very Nobby] at 05 cents per
I pair; worth 1.75.
1200 paire Gents'B Calf Cap Toe Sewed Congn sa, worth $2.25; will
be sold at 1 25 per pair.
1000 pairs Gen ls'P, Calf 0?. Toe English Bals worth $2.50; viii be
sold at 1.25 per pair.
1700 pairs Men's Calf Ties, lo he closed out. at $1 per pair; worth 1 75.
tl ATS ! HATS !
75 .* v?n Boys' Nobby HATS lo he retailed at 10 cents each.
5-1 . '. Boy's Nobby HATS, low crown arid wide brim, very stylish,
will be sold at 25 cents each.
'IO dozen Men's HATS, at 00 cents each, worth $1.50.
25-dr.^en GenlM* Nobby Felt HATS, formerly sold for $3 50, will be
closed out at $1.50 each.
Ahouf I? doz. CHC?IIM' il 3 :?<.-. its Slit* North Window,
Formerly sold for $0.50 and $1, will be closed o:i^ a' $1.25 each.
Txrxznls.sj ! ?!?:rui:o.l5LiS !
A bo ht 275 Bailies' Zinc and Leather TRUNKS ot the very best makes,
.hat we will'sell at pricep ranging from $1.00 to $15 00 each.
l??r Thia is the Largest Stock ol FIRST CLASS GOODS from a Bank
rupt libr?se that (.vor was put on the Augusta Market, and weare d?fer
ai ned to let them go.
The J. B. White Co.,
740 BROAD ST lt Ii KT.
Augusta, fl*.', foll. 21, IMS"?.-m
Oil t'orurr of BBiao:a<I ami tamplicll Streets,
' ?Now, f-nr^o and Airy Robins." Transient Ronni $l.;*>rt por~day. Regular and
)ay Bimrdnrs ilosirnil. Will sell Tiekels for silicio monis.
Mrs. .P. O. Vi Am Proprietress.
Eeb. 124, 1865.
STILT. DEFY COMPKTITTON IN
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES,!
TOILET AND FARCY ARTICLES
Fine Con feciionery !
f^AVING partial!*/ recovered from the disastrous efl'ects of the second
buming of Edge-field-Aided tbereto by the generous support of our friends
and perons-we are proud to announce, that we are again FAR AHEAD
of Competition in this market, and that every Department of our Store is
now filled with the CHOICEST, FRESHEST, PUREST and BEST Articles
that irfoney can buy.
Our prices, for the same quality of goo ls, are as Low as any honest
merchant cm make them and escapo Bankruptcy.
With sincere thanks ti our friends and customors for tiioir liberal patronage iu
. ho past, wo respectfully solicit a continuance nf the same-promising lo da all iu.
"ur power to givo satisfaction to every ono who trades with us.
f?^* Prn^ripLious lurofully compounded at all hours of tho day and night.
G. L. PENN & SON.
Edenfield. S. C., Fob. 24, 18ft)._
This Watch will be sent
to Subscribers who pay
one year in advance, for
? $2 50.
A SPECIAL OFFER.. Or will be given M a
THE WATERBURY WATCH is a stem-wind
er, and will run 2S hours. Tho case is ?VICKEL
BILVEK, and will always remain as bricht as a
new silver dollar. The watch has a heavy beveled
edge, and crvstul face. Tho works of tho Wateh
aro maile with the finest automatic machinery.
Every Watch is TESTED In varying positions and
' perfect before leaving thc factory. Each Watch
ra nut tip In a lmndsomo new improved SATIN
LINED case, for salo transportation through tko
So veil-known have these Watches become,
thousand aro buying them in preference to hijilicr
prieed Watches. Tho Company are now makins
1,000 Watches each day, an average o? 1%
Watches per minuto. You would imagine tho
whole country supplied bv this time. Bynomcans.
This is tho merchant's Watch, tho farmer's Watch,
tho miner's Watch, the laborer's Watch, the boy's
Walch, tho school-girl's Watch-hi fact, every
body's W.rch ?o cn
Du receipt of JU wo rend rhla celebrated
Watch ami R liaiidmmie. Nickcl-Plnted CbaUi,
with Charm nllaclird, by reulntcrtd
niall, prepaid, and guarantee lt
to roach voil MI fe I v.
Tho Waterbury Watch Co. han a national repu
tation for making tho BUST CHEAJf WATCH IN
Wc have received from them their NB W Watch
great improvement, over the first ones made, and
.. marvel of simplicity ami accuracy, containing
moro ingenuity than any other article placed be
fore tho public for many years. Tho cut nhows
EXACT SIZE of Wateh.
A Watch made by hand would cost ns much as
a cottaito by tho sca-shoro cr a small yacht, and
take as long to build. So perfect is tho machinery
used in making this Watch, and so exact aro all ita
parts, that If it needs repairs, if s- nt, direct to tho
factor^, tho chftrjw for actual rep??
1..1U'? lifriJ; H. H ."? -Vi"1 III H ?Bil
whv they are so cheat) and so easily repa!roil.
EVERY WATCH Li WARRANTED TO tilVK
Premium for Five New
Edgefield, S. 0.
CHAS. E. STAPHS,
(Formerly Staples & Reab, now Successors to Roberts & Company.)
No. 2, Warren Block, Augusta, Ga,
MEAT, FLOUR, CORN, HAY, OATS, SUGAR,
And all Provisions and Family Groceries.
Also. TOBACCO and CIGARS of all Grades.
J&T f'ome and see us. A LL GOODS SOLD CH EAT, FOU CASH ONLY.
W. JULIAN HACKETT,
Keb. 24, 18Sr?.
THE CHEAPEST CARPETS IN GEORGIA.
Stock Larger, Triers Lower Thin Kver Before.
Parp?is and House Furnishing doods, tho Largest Stock South, Moquet, Brus
sols, 8-Ply and Ingrain Carpets, Rugs, Mats and Crumb (Moths, Window Shades,
Wall Papers, Borders, Lace Curtains. Cornices and Poles,"Cocoa and Canton Mat
tings, Upholstery, Chromos. /?rWritn for Samples and Prices.
Mar. 17, I8S?.-]fi
JAMES fi. HAILI:: & SONS, Ag'ts.,
711 Itroad St., AUGUSTA, C l.
SAW and GRIST MILLS, and MA
CHINERY and MILL SUPPLIES.
Cheap and Good,
Repairs done at Reasonable Prices.
GEQKGE E. LOMBARD & CO.,
Foundry, iHaciihcc ?nd Boiler Works,
AUGUSTA j ?A.
We buy, sell, rent, exchange and repair Engines on favorable terms.
Save 3 car loads New Engines, 2 ear loado 2d hand Engines in stock.fot
prompt delivery. Steam and Water Pipe at Reduced Prices. Agenta foi*
Atlas Engines, Anltman Taylor Engines, K?rting Injector?*, Vaudiizen Jet
Pumps, Gardiner's Governors, Cloud's Creek Mill Rocks, Eclipse Double
Turbine Wheels. All kind? ot' new work and repairs promptly done. We
are working about 100 hands and cast every day.
Wc have the largest and best titted out shop in the South-flew abd
improved tools lor all kinds of work in our line. Call and eee-ua' when iu
Augusta. . . [Mar. 18,1884. ,""
/AM I X
1 0F?ER FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH
OF WAGONS-AND HARNESS, which must positively tie
sold within thc next
Tho Lowest Prices tiver known will be offered Cj
BUYERS. J. H. L0WR1
Nos. 002, (?al, ooo ami 020, 0*2, 024 and
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 25, 18?4. 47