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/ IM. T. Bacas. ThesJ.Adau
fidffefialdi s. C., Aofraat 20,1881
For the Advertiser
I Trip to fieiiettsfllle.
EDITORS ADVXBTIBBR : Descript
writing is something new to me, 8
_j^vejnieg?T?ng8 aa to my pftvinj
s?ccess in that Une, notwitbstandi
/your flattering allusion to my "ni
ble pen." I will undertake, ho we v
a short account of. our trip to Soi
Carolina's banner County-agrien 1
rally speaking-and tell some of 1
many pleasant and funny things sc
, , while there and on the road. Ye
readers will, I trust, overlook a
shortcomings, end not increase my
gret that Mr, Bacon was not one
our party. I have on one or two i
casions recently had my admirati
_. poweifujjyjBxoited by his desoripti
of wt?at I sow. If he cannot "adc
tint to the rose and e'en paint t
lily," just a little, he comes as near
as any on? I ever met; and his c
scriptive powere are certainly ink
The delegates to the Joint Suma
. Meeting at Bennetteville, from o
Agricultural Society, Col. O. F. Chei
ham, Dr. W. E. Prescott and mys?
armed with our credentials and o
rail-road paseee, left Trenton on Mc
day evening, Aug. 3rd, a little nfl
sunset. Those free passes, by t
- way, were oar most important 1
longings, judging by the care tak
hf each of ns to pot them in our ino
breast pockets, safely enclosed in e
velopes. And your readers who ha
never ridden on the oars on a fr
pase, can only imagine the satisf?
tion attending snch traveling. It
really delightful, I tell yon. And t
pleasure of not having to pay is s
han ced by the soothing conscionanc
of being a somebody, a man of en o a j
importance to obtain one of those co
eted bits of tinted paper. They si
"open confessions are good for tl
soul, " and I shall not pretend to dei
that that free pass was a most pie?
arable addition to what has prow
one of the most pleasant trips I ev
The recent copious rains, which v
found had fallen along our enti
route, made the atmosphere cool ai
pleasant; and the absence of dusfci:
creased oar satisfaction. Altogeth
we commenced our journey mid
most agreeable auspices.
Oar coach, waa almost empty on tl
seats conaequently' elar??. A" RT
number of delegates from the n
country were on board, and wo fi
into oar places as part of the me
agtrie very naturally and quiet!
after sundry introductions to Ooloo
this'and General that. There we
no Misters, and very few Majors
Captains aboard I The troth is, fro
the way military titles were bandit
about, one would have thought v
were aboard of a train during wi
times, and very near the army al. tba
A stranger could have scarcely r
trained from peering under the linc
dusters for a sight of the staru ac
bars, so mach rank was called to mini
Now I myself have a handle to m
name, to which I have grown anea
tomed, and while I care little for til
title, I am proud of the company
have the honor to oommand. S:
though I scarcely noticed the in tri
auction by Col. 0. to Col. H. as " M
Tillman," the repetition of the " Mr.
in the numer?os introductions wbic
followed that night and the next da3
. caused me a deal of mortificatioi
Bare waa I, the Captain of a ree
Company, a crack one at that, coo
stantly addressed as Miste)- by Gen
erais without brigades and Colonel
who never had a regiment, who smile*
paiionieiegly on this nobody fron
Edgefield, while they showed ver
plainly they felt their own import
ance, and that they would hav<
been heroes had an opportunity eve:
offered. Of coarse there were jomi
bona fide old Confederate ofiken
along, bat they were not very many
Shorn of my title, my own feelingi
can only be likened to those of a pea
cock which baa lost his tail, and which
not knowing it, commences to strut
A backward glance, however, thowi
his bright plumage gone, and hu has
tens to hide his diminished head it
the nearest thicket Cheathair. had
started me off wrong ; and I wont tc
and returned from Marlborough at
plain Mister. And I confess it wac
very pleasant to hear bluff old Jobo
Hoper sing oat " How are you, Oap
tain Ben ?" as I got off at Trentan on
my return ; and I resolved if I ever
weil with "Os" on another exped?
tion among strangers, to permit no
more each cashiering.
We reached Florence at half-past
one o'clock that night, and had to lie
over till six nexC morning. There
waa hat one hotel woi thy the name
in the place, and this was soon filled
to overflowing by those who knew
where tcrfiod it, so that we who were
ignorant of its whereabouts, and of
oar long detention here, after slowly
filing oat oae door on to the pla .form
and learning the situation, as s owly
filed in again at the other door, com
pelled to make the best of such small
comfort as can be wrong from trying
to deep on a.car seat. Those seats
were, hard, and the arms angular, an*
cushioned wood, and we resigned our
selves to oar fate io all the different
neck-breaking, back-bending attitudes
usual on auch occasions. But ?with
the exception1 of two snorers, who
kept up a lively competition in that
line, in the front end of the car, few
pf os $ot more Utan a short oap. The
occasional snorts with which tl
musioians of the night enlivened tl
performances, were our only son
of merriment, and we had some hea
laughs at their expense, of whi
however, they were bliss fully ignon
At dawn we sought a place to wa
and then looked ont to see what e
of a town we were stranded in. Fl
ence is the worst scattered; most lo
some looking town, I ever was in.
is in a dreary, sandy, level count
and While occupying an area eq
almost to that of the city of Augut
has only two thousand inhabitai
There are extensive R. R. Shops he
I was told, and most of the in hal
ants are in one way or another e
ployed by the Railroads. I saw si
oral church steeples in the distan
bnt no fine residences.
By invitation, all the delegates
board the Cheraw and Darling!
train, which we boarded at Floret
at six o'clock, were to stop over til
o'clock that evening, and take in t
floral and fruit fair at Darlington
H. We reached this place abc
eight. We-or rather some of t
generals and colonels-seemed to <
peet a committee to meet and esc<
na to the hotel ; but there had be
a bitch in the arrangements somehc
and no committee appeared. Wh
we got to the hotel, mine host, ai
his vassals were "struck all of a bea
by such an inundation of hung
farmers-so called. He had had
notice of our coming, and break ft
was to be prepared ab initio.
Ab, then.and there waa hurrying to ai
And gathering frowns and signs of emp
The hotel folk did the hurry ir
and Oheatbam and Prescott did th*
share of the frowning. Neither hi
had anything to eat since dinner t!
day before, and both are good trenc
ermen. Their feelings can better
imagined than described I I rare
ever eat any supper, and it being
little beyond my usual breakfast tim
I felt more amused at the woful plig
of my fellow travelers than grieve
for my own condition. But when tl
grand rush was made aa the breakfa
was announced, I was no laggan
and being old hands at the busine.
we Edgefield fofljfr- let those anxioi
to secure a eeat^ake the first that c
fared near the dining room doc
Then we marched straight on down
the table nearest the kitchen doo
knowing that it waa easier to intercq
a waiter than to get him to pass I
fifty other scowling, hungry men t
wait on us ; and waiters were not
too many. Tbere bad been a wag*
made by our Edgefield Gol. and D
as to\which would eat most, and
i1T0 i flflfljfljn i I kspc oloee co?t
One thing is bertain though ; that h
tel man Jost money on those tw
And those unfortunates who were la
to get into the dining room, return?
with a hungry glare in their ey<
Having tasted of Darlington's he
pitality, the grangers and farmers, 8
except myself, who remained at tl
hotel to do some writing, went to tl
fair grounds, on the outskirts'of tl
village, and, so they told me, had
very pleasant time, and a nice pion
dinner. After admiring the frui
they ate it up ; and a game of bas
ball helped to amuse them till Irai
time, naif past three. Darlington i
a very pretty village, with man;
beautiful residences and fine shad
trees. Tho new cotton factory, buil
of brick and run by steam, adds t
the thrifty, business like appearanc
of the place; and the surroundin
country is fine farming land.
The evening train from Florene
brought nearly all the rest of the dele
gales who were coming, and whe;
our crowd got on at the fair grounds
the three coaches had about all tba]
could seat. A committee ot reoeptioi
had come down from Bennettsville
with printed slips on which the nairn
of every delegate, and the home aa
signed him, was put; they passet
through the coaches, adding any nev
nameB, and telling each man where
he was to get off and who would take
charge of him. Society Hill is the sta'
tion nearest to Bennettsville, and
about half of us got oil' there. Bul
the Pee Dee River had to be crossed
here on a flat, and this being a tedi*
ons job, with so many vehicles, the
rest went on to Cheraw, sixteen miles
from Bennettsville, where there is a
good bridge over the stream. Much
to our regret, Dr. Prescott had been
assigned to a separate home, and our
trio was thus separated. We reached
Cheraw about G P. M., and Mr. J. H.
Mclaurin, a most promising and ge
nial young lawyer, who was to take
charge of us, was there with a carri*
age and spanking pair of sorrels, to
meet ns. Young Mr. McKerall, of
the Cotton Plant, did the introducing,
and accompanied us in the oarriage,
and our host soon had us whirling
over the smooth lovel road towards
our destination. As the depot is on
the outskirts of the town, and the
road to the bridge over the Pee Dee
did not lead through it, Cheraw, the
scene of the misguided and ill-fated
Bogan Cash's notoriety, must remain
undeecribed. On our return, we were
shown the residence, fronting the rail
road at Cash's Depot, where his fa
ther had lived, and where he was
born and reared, among the black
jacks, forming a beautiful grove, in
front of the house, which stands on a
high, candy ridge, the tomb ereoted
to his memory by his passionate but
! grand old father, was pointed out.
One could not ask a more lovely rest
ing place. Beneath the sobbing pines,
and under the very trees where his
childish footsteps had strayed, he lies.
H'a life was short, and bis end was
bloody. Like Duncan,
"After life's fitful fev< : he sleeps well."
And though both he and his father
cannot be called blameless, or are
even excusable for many things, there
are many in South Carolina who re
gard the father as the victim of cir
cumstances, and the son as a victim
to the newspapers and his name.
Whether they were not "more sinned
against than sinning," ia left to the
Great Judge, when they shall meet I
their...accusers face to fane in the 1
"world beyond the stars." t
The brisk ride th.-on g h the cool I
evening air, over splendid roads, was ?
so/exhilarating and refreshing that r
when we reached home, every vest
)f fatigue had disappeared. I m<
the home of oar host of coarse; 1
a vea before we reached it, his ge
klity ead evidont solicitude for i
3omfort, made us feel ai ease, s
?bat we were goiug.io- a home and :
a house. And so indeed it prov
Daring our stay beneath hia roof, I
McLaurin and his moat amiable a
intelligent wife left'nothing unsaid
undone to nake ua feel at home, a
anjoy ourselves. Our only regret
leaving was that our stay had b<
too brief ; and "time's effacing ?
gera" will never obliterate the reine
brance of their kindness and hos?
As we drove along, before it gr
too dark to see, there was much got
natured banter and joking. We H
some bumble-bee renters' cotton, e^
in the Pee Dee bottoms, and laughi
it thia, we lepeatedsome of Lt.-Gi
Sheppard's yarns to show the kind
Bolton, corn and peas we expected
find in Marlboro. .Ga r Pee Dee frieu
began to crawfish et once, especia
on the pea question, but we reasaui
them by saying we would not ex pi
too much. I shall say nothing abc
the crops or the farming in Marlbo
inasmuch as the Edgefield delega
have been requested to make a wr
ten report at the next meeting of o
Agricultural Society, in which th
will eatkfy all curiosity on that seo
and give the people of the ont
county the benefit of what they s
Bennetts?.Ile ie a beautiful lit
village, of about five hundred inhf
itants, with many nice and some ve
fine residences. Everything abc
the place is es neat as a pin, and e^
rything possible has been done to i
crease the healthfulness of a situati
naturally sickly. A large creek ru
olose by, with a large swamp oppos
the town, .which is located on a li
binn0 immediately on the bank of t
stream. All-grass and weeds are ke
down, and the trees as high as t
feet, and nearly all the fencing, wc
whitewashed, adding much to t
holiday appearance of the villa;
The people are proud of themselv
and their town and county-as w
they may be. And in view of th<
liberality, their intelligence, their pi
gressive spirit, their sociability, a:
above all their kingly hospitality,
fraise of which every delegate whe
heard express himself, was loud a
profase, they are the equals, and
some respects the superiors, of a:
commnnity I ever visited. They h.
pat their best foot foremost evident!
bat then any one could see that t
other was not a club foot.
In accounting for some of their r
culiarities and excellences, I know
no other hypothesis upon which
bale an explanation, than that th
are almost entirely of Scotch descer
I surmised this from the number
Mes. and other Scotch names I hear
and my host told me it was a histc
ical faot that all this country w
originally settled by emigrants fro
Scotland. I have always admir
the North Britons since 1 read win
a boy the "Scottish Chiefs" and W
verly Novels; and I take off my h
to their descendants in Eastern Sou
to tell your ?readers a
home-how every man who want
to leave Friday morning, gave 1
name to the committee, and it m
made the duty of some one man
call for them at their homes at
o'clook and see them all off on the hac
end carriages, and how they did
How one maa assigned to our ha
waa not up when called for, and p
left. How on our return from t
-lower end of town, after two gent!
men, all of our peate, five in numb*
being already full, and th.ee cn o
of them, there was an audible gro
aa we saw our belated passenger wa:
ing for us on the corner, with 1
gripsack in hand. How a little ma
whose nome 1 ne>er learned, crawl?
back off the seat by the driver, ai
edged in between Col. C. aad myee
How our Georgia friend-he liv
near Savannah aud was the on
Georgia delegate, tho' a Virginian 1
birth-to our surprise nimbly moun
ed without help to the vacant plac
How some one asked the driver if h
front axle was strong, and anothi
wanted to know as he neared tl
bridge over the creek, if the sleepe:
were.sound. How our friend-a se<
ond but enlarged edition of Danit
Lambert-who took our jokes in goc
pert, was dubbed at once "Big John
-Bill Arp'a Big John, who bored th
hole in the dashboard and tied tb
ox's tail ia a knot, as he was runnin
from the Yankees in 1864. How w
all soon grew acquainted, and iearne
each others names and honors ; an
joke, repartee and laughter began t
pass around. How our fat trien
proved a veritable Falstaff, a "ma
of infinite jest and humor," andcauE
ed us all to dodge and laugh too whe
he took the driver's whip and touche
up our leaders ; we were driving fou
horses. How he then stood up an<
cracked the whip with all the grac
and ease of old Sam Weller himself
remarking that he had, when a boy
often walked four miles to meet th?
stage and drive it home. How w
laughed till our sides ached at his ri
dioulous stories, and begged him ti
stop. How he mixed in with his dis
coarse incidents and anecdotes of wa
times;' when he served on Stuart'
staff; and then talked about farming
in all its aspects with the fluency o
a professor. How we lound that h<
had been every where, and tried eve
ry thing, from raising cottou to dairy
ing, and from running drays to truck
farming, at which he bad stuck. How
as he talked on, his character unfold
ed, and we grew to respect and ad
mire the man, and Baw that this "huge
hill of flesh," about which he was not
at all sensitive, had a capacious brain
above it, and a soul commensurate
with its bulk. That ride will long be
remembered by all who were along,
and it had a fitting finale. When al
most in sight of the Pee Dee Bridge,
our four horse team overtook several
hacks and buggies, some of which had
left before us, hut most of them had
passed us soon after leaving Bennetts
ville. They were driving one aud
two horses, whioh were then fresh
but now winded. Smelling some fun,
"Big John," tipping our driver a
inerter, told him to pass them all.
Jehu gathered up his lines and crack I
went his whip above the heads of the
leaders. "Touch up 'Ninety* there,"
laid Big John. This was one of the
wheelers, whose name he had chang
id, and " thereby hangs a tale," a
Boat laughable tale at that. Dex*
rerouely plied with the lash, our team
vas soon at a sweeping trot and then
iroke into a gallop. We soon over
hauled those in rear, and pasted them,
liter a spasmodic effort at resistance,
ipping our bats as we went by, and
eying we only wanted to get lo Che
aw, a mile distent, and ask the con
dudor to wait for them. ODO
only offered much resistance. ?I
driver, aa we approached, whip|?
his horses to a run, and the race co
tinued for a quarter of a mile, bi
four to two waa odds too great, ar
as we slowly overhauled and passe
them at a sweeping gallop, there we:
cheers and laughter all along the ros
in our rear. Even our balked con
Petitors in the last Hack joining ii
when Maj. Kyala stood up, and gi'
ing a last yell at "Ninety," saie
M Gentlemen, you can't blame a titi
fellow like me for having his funjan
getting out of the duet."
But I must stop. B. E. T.
Our South American forre spoin
Itlaranhoa, Peruauibiicu, B?hii
STEAMSHIP ADVANCE, IN FRON
OF Rio JANEIRO, July 17, '85.
Dear A doer User : A week ago I bad
you an unceremonious adieu at Pan
on the Amsznn, as the Consul, retun
ing to tb.H United States, was w?itin
to take charge of my letter, Froi
Para we steamed down the river, an
were soo o once more upon the bosoi
of the broad Atlantic, where wo too
an easterly course for several jdayi
but keeping in sight of a sandy an
apparently sterile coast. Our high!
were illumined by the bright. South
ern Cross to our right, now risine big
in the hoavens under the beiutifi
constellation of Sagittarius-the gr??
Dipper balancing on the left-an
the North Star faut sinking beneat
the horizon. The cqnatorial>?a^mo?
phere was tempered by balmy breezsi
and at all times a light woolen drer
was comfortable, often a shawl net
essary, as the Bwift trude winds swej:
over the vessel. The great watei
are wonderfully beautiful here, varj
ing vividly from every shade o? bin
to every shade of green-and er
livened often by high leaping porpois?
and curious round jelly fish. But
grew weary of it, and though not set
sick, was sick of the sea. So mud
so that I joyfully joined the party gc
ing ashore at Maranboa. This cit
stands on an eminence 400 feet abov
the sea, and had once 36,000 peopl
and an important commerce. Th
ravages of yellow fever and sma
Sos, however, have materially rt
uced both population and trade. A
Maranboa again we found the accom
modating street cars, drawn by stun!
ed mules. The better class ot' peopl
here seemed to be a great improve
ment upon thone of Para. j As w
traversed the streets of Maranboa, i
was Sunday, but I noticed the storei
well stocked with varieties, wlere opei
while moBt of the many jbhurche
Proceeding through town far in!
the suburbs, we found some ver
handsome residences-of ffnzed, vii
negated tiles. While peeing ove
the front gates of one of taja finest,
pretty and graceful SenoraJappears
on a balcony and invited ni to entei
Alter welcoming us with riiospitabl
geaturce, che disappeared, iW return
ed quickly bringing hor/huaban<
who spoke holli English a?d Frenci
r'prnTtrMr.F. .I1*^"18 amiwealthj
I tropical .plants, up throuMBM|-i
J balcony, into a large s(H_
i brightly painted walls, tparlerres i
) and many fine engraving a bros
5 wine and water-were hand?lpn, wit
J quaint earthen gobluts, by a d iloon
young negress in a dcrullele p. Her
: ton gown, short waisted a la Jo, in ver
; and many beads and carrig fan tasti
J host thoo conducted naflBhink col
fruitery and back yard-j^^Hephiiu
of cocoas, bananas, sapodmgs. Th
? grapes, pineapples, breadirough hi
i india rubber trees. The htwildernes
ed us with fruit and raro fijillas, figf
i bade us a graceful adieu w fruit am
ni licent parrot perched on hostess load
I These are people of tho cowers, ant
i class; indeed the gentlen/ith a mag
bleraan-a viscount. Thnrshoulder
i sodu had the charms of decry highes
ty, and rested us, as it weuan is a no<
monotony of the cea. s little cpi
We find real eqnatorialided novel
sipid, lacking in flavor. Ie, from tl.t
well-marked seasons, I ?ms
cause. Vegetation here ; fruits in?
and frosts are unknown..'he want of
seasons are wet and dry.?ino, is the
now; but etill, even in thapver dios,
red clay-there seemed tc^The two
tie dust. Indeed this red It is dry
try, with paling fences an? country
groes, reminded me of ot be but lit
middle counties. clay coun
But again we "go dowd many ne
in ships," and again steir Carolina
wardly. The next saliei
our voyage is the roundi to the Bea
St. Roque, from which poiir out east
American Atlantic coast st event in
ly into the South West. Img of Cape
after rounding Cape St. at the South
find ourselves before Perneante rapid
ed by the nativep, St. Yoje-fe^hours
count of dangerous coral Rcque, we
bay, the Captain awaitecmbuco, call
remarkable coral reef, jsef. On ac
wall of masonry, rises ai reefs in the
face of the waters, and e,*ff-pilot. A
mile out to sea. At tljike a solid
there is a lighthouse andiove the sur
harbor was full of shipka litend.s a half
of the world, indicating9 extremity
eign trade. Thu city na fort. The
largest and most importom all parts
coast, with a population * large for
Its si ie, however, is low ai one of the
In fact yellow fever preant on this
time. But nevertheless wi of 125,000.
and saw Peruambnco iud unhealthy,
piominentaspect' OneJrails all the
churches-Maguifica to A went ashore,
-I found very interests moat of its
in bas reliefs of saints ' ile principal
events of the Roman Cati the Saints"
It is almost too gaudy, ag. It is rich
highly colored picturesand historic
of tho Virgin-and tho olic Church,
fusion of artificial flowiwever, with
like imago of the crucifiand images
the sepulchre, watched greatest pro
so realist.c as to be absolrs. A life
ing. I observed severatd Christ in
in priestly robes. We co/ Mary, was
one of ttiABe in a sort of itely appall- :
guese, Spanish.and Freni negro men 1
him quite intelligent, iverped with '
houses here are haudsoiixed Portu- '
any city we have yet HA and found '
gardens of bright Bra?ie private <
are supreaiely char mi Ar than in *
gigantic cacti lOO^feetB; and the <
beauts of^burden arlTl?u (lowers c
and very* small mules Hklmagine t
The oxen di aw carts haft I The
while tho millen and honMfat oxen
burdons Raddle hag ff?l horses. C
huge baakuts of fruits uH[y laden, d
to two hale? ol' colton, Balar their
side. The inhab tauts JPn- from 81
prove in appearance anHtagotables a
as wo travel I'm thor SoJHou either g
uambuco we arc joined BBntly im- tl
gentleman, who is a dflH^ligcnce h
National Ausombly no\fljVAt Per- T
Rio. Unpleasant hi
Adieu to Pernambuc^H^of the fr
m ?i at ti
.- - ~M Ok ai
J?HS??B?? K pc
on the bosom of the deep sea. This
time we steer out into waters of the
darkest blue, indicative of great
depth, and quite ont of sight of land.
A merciful Providence has brought
un Bafely through thus far, and real*
izing God's hand-great and good
more than at any period of my life,
I lay me down in my narrow berth in
peace and trust.
On the 4th of July, our national
holiday, at 6 o'clock in the morning,
while hundreds of church bella were
chiming musically for early mass,
Bahia, tho second city of the great
Brazilian empire, shone before our
wave weary oyes in all its superb
beauty. The lovely bay of All Saints,
like a rippling lake, lay before us,
thickly dotted with shipping .Of every
clime. The greater part of this bay's
semicircle is occupied by the old Por
tuguese city of San Salvador, called,
in these present timea, Bahia, which
meana bay. Viewod from the water,
it is of magnificent proportions, and
picturesque indeed. It ie divided into
two distinct parta. The tipper half
stands upon a well-wooded elevation,
reached from the lower half by steep
crooked streets, and also by meana
of a gigantic modern elevator. Upon
thia elevator you pay 4 cents a lift.
Here was another novel and pleasant
episode. Going up from a dirty busi
ness city below, to an elegant and
airy city above, in an elevalorl The
lower city ia devoted to business and
the lower classes. Its characteristics
are stores, wharves, immense ware
houses, and a bad ly paved, dirty street,
4 miles long, extending the whole
length. Ia the upper city ate hun
dreds of elegant residences, govern
ment buildings, colleges, convents, j
churches and promenades. Bahia
contains 220,000 inhabitants. Among
other public works, we looked at a
monument to John VI, first royal gov
ernor of Brazil. The churches and
conventa ere enormously costly. Ilere
we got delicious seedless oranges-a
specialty of the place. Another
specialty is the use of the old-fash
ioned sedan chair-in lieu of car
riages, many of the streets being steep,
crooked and almost impassable. I
took a turn in a sedan chair, and
tried to imagine myself a belle of the
time of Queen Anne and George 1st.
The Bahian negress is also pictur
esque. She wears a costume like a sen
ator of ancient Rome-a toga.
At Bahia, the fear of yellow fever
again hurried our movements ; and
again, as at Para, I looked with long
ing eyes at the great and handsome
opera house, brilliantly illumined on
account of some extra performance.
Not only French, but often first class
Italian troupes, come here. But we
must not spend a night in the midst
of yellow fever. Consequently we
again tread that mo* otonoua gang
plank, and are soon "rocked in the.
cradle of the deep."
Between Bahia and Rio we draw a
veil-because the mouotony of sea
life is uninteresting alike to narrator
On the 15th July we descry banka
of beautiful blue and green moun
tains, which denote an early arrival
at a haven of refit--Bio Janeiro, the
capital of the great western empire
where we need have no serious fear
f yellow, fever, and where, after a
To regret at having toaepa
rate so anon from the pleasant pas
Bengera, of various nationalities, with
whom we have been brought into
such clone fellowship of late. Our
ship's commander, Capt. Beers, his
daughter, and her accomplished
friend from Brooklyn, Misa Risk, have
contributed vastly to the \ leaaure of
a voyage which has seemed more like
a pleasure trip than a journey of
G.0?0 milea. Our life on tho Advance.
baa been ono of luxury and happi
But now we-round the rocky pi o
mon tory of Cape Frio, and will aoon
euler the Bay of Rio Janeiro. Here
we rest several days before Bailing
southward to Monti video. And do
yon not think that thia magnificent
imperial city deserves a sep?rale and
distinct letter in the ADVERTISER?
R. C. B.
l ol. lt. M. Mitchell on Ibe Augusta.
Udgelield and Newberry Nar
On Friday last, a reporter of the
Augusta ( hror ide sought an inter
view with Col. R. M. Mitchell con
cerning the proposed new narrow
gauge road. Col. Mitchell said :
The Augusta, Edgefield and New
berry Narrow-Gauge Railroad will be
started on private subscriptions, as
was the Augusta and Sandersville,
but with ten thousand more chances
ol being rapidly completed. A greater
amount of money will be subscribed
to build it than to any similar enter
prise in either Georgia or South Caro
lina for twenty years, The people
of Edgefield and Newberry are en
thusiastic. Senator Callison, Vice*
President of the Board, ie already
in the field canvassing the country
ten miles on either side of the pro
posed lice. The incorporatore took
$8,000 of the stock before leaving the
room in which the meeting was held
in Edgefield. The amount was large
ly augmented before Senator Callison
left the town, and it is confidently
believed that $100,000 will be sub
scribed between the Savannah and
Saluda rivers, $50,000 in Newberry,
sity and county, and Augusta will be
tsked to invest her quota. Two hun
Ired thousand dollars should be easily
obtained from these sources, and as
ihe estimated cost of the road com
pleted and finely equipped is only
?100,000, you can readily Bee lhere
viii be half stock and half bonds, or
inly a fixed annual charge of $14,
)00 for interest if the bonds are made
' per cent.
When do you propose to break dirt?
You are rather fast. When Edge
[eld has subscribed the $100,000
iromised, the company organized by
ta stockholders, and Augusta's quota
f Block taken. I do not believe in
luilding another road for Augusta's
dvantage unless her people will show
>y their subscriptions they deserve
he effort iu (heir behalf. It ia a one
ided game when Augusta reaps most
f the i enefits without aiding-the
oust ruction of roads built in her in
What should Augusta do?
lier citizana should subscribo $100,
00 to the Edgefield railroad in ten
ays' time. The little city of Co
imbus has recently taken fl50,000
ock in the Georgia Midland railroad,
ad certainly tho larger city of Au
nata should subscribe two-thirds
mt sum to build a road which will
? greatly more advantageous to her
immercially VH&he Midland will
? to Columbi? gfoected Augusta
om competJH ftj^iideraville
pot of the other railroad terminating
there, thuB rendering Savaunah pow
erless to compete with Augusta for
freights unless ahe paid for hauling
products hy wagon between the ter
mini. But I.do not promise to be so
careful of Augusta's interest at New
berry unless her people show by their
nubsciiptiona they deserve BP ch care.
I am an Augusta man-an humble
worker with the few individuals whose
motto ia: "All for Augusta," but it
is discouraging to strive to aid Au
guata commercially and have her
citizens sit idly by aud attempt noth
ing for themselves.
Will subscription books be opened
soon in Augusta for the Elgefiald
Yes, and a good investment will be
offered, good in tv/o ways : every dol
lar in the stock will sell for par in a
year alter the road is completed, and
25,000 bales of cotton beside other
products will come to Augusta, which
could not be otherwise secured. If
you gentlemenof thc quill would give
to the material advancement of Au
gusta half the thought and apace yon
gratuitously accord to base ball, your
work might result in the building of
a new and surprisingly enterprising
and wealthy city at the head ol' navi
gation onlh . S vannah. Suppose you
Augusta and Mi? 1'roposed Narrow
Of the proposed narrow guage road
from Augusta via Edgefield to New
berry, the Augusta Chronicle speaks
editorially thus :
Augusta should emulate Edgehcld
and Newberry in aiding thin work,
which is mainly for her benefit. Our
people have had the most intimate
relations with Edgefield, which has
been aptly compared to an empire
within itself, and moro of a Georgia
than South Carolina province. Our
people have intermarried there and
exchanged commodities for many
years, and they have helped each
other in times of da-nger as well :B
times of prosperity. Now, when a
steel band is about to unite them more
closely and profitably, substantial
evidence is asked of the fraternity
known to exist sentimentally. We
believe that it will not be asked vain
ly although times are hard and money
difficult to get. But there are always
some enterprising reople in every
community, and thf/ are cot lacking
here. At any rate, a test will be
made and, We trust, that it will be re
sponded to with f ?acrity.
Col. Mitchell hr. worked wonders
with the Augusta, Gibson and San
dersville Road. Nobody questions,
for a moment, his ability to carry
through that daring undertaking.
Already his rails are 30 miles away
and advancing hourly toward the ter
minal point westwaid. Because of
the talent, energy and executive
genius so successfully displayed in
one direction, the people of South
Carolina, neighboring lons, have per
feet confidence in him. They mani
fest their trust by their work*. They
havo summoned him lo build the
road they need, and they have ac
companied the honor with the cash.
HemllpTove worthy of their couti*
deifl ttteaa? --. \? constructed.
??n^H ?redlich is l> !
lionirlnwe ol' advantage, should dc
her part in making assurance doubly
Col. Mitchell tells na thal his whole
soul is interested in Augusta's wei
fare. Because tho people believe in
bin practical good sense and honesty,
they will for their own good, as well
as the good of others, rally to hisBup
State of South Carolina
In Common rican.
F. E. Rinehart, John Rinehart, Forme
ll? Lake, Sarah Caughman, Jemima
Corloy, Esther Corloy, S naen Lang
ford, Catherine Snellgrove, John Rine
hart, jr , Angeline Roilenbnugh, Per
dida Miller, Folder Rinehart, Eu
genia Rinehart, Harriot Etheredge,
Laura Corloy, Ella Rinehart, Sophro
nia Rinehart, Caroline Shoaly, Lados
ca Rinehart, Sophronia Swygert, Har
riet P. Colley, Matt Long, Jackson
Long, William Long, Sarah Corleyand
Amanda Whittle, Y. F. Rinehart ami
Ladora Rinehart, Plaintiffs,
Wesley Rinehart, Sebastian Rinohart,
Davis A. Wise, Rosa Millor, Jos. Long
John Long, ('burlen Long, Frederick
Rinehart, William Rinehart, John S.
Corley, Pick. Rinehart, Barna Millor
aud Elijah G. Burchfield, Dolts.-Sum
mons for Relief. (Complaint not served.
To the Defendants, Wesley Rinohart, So
bast?an liinehart, Davis A. Wiso, Rosa
Miller, Josepn Long, John long, Chas.
Long, Frederick Rinehart, William
Rinehart, John S. Corley, Pickens
Rinehart, Elijah G. Burchfield and Bar
na Miller, abliont Defendants.
OU are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in
this action, of which a copy is filed in tho
office of the Clerk of Court, and to serve
a copy of your answer to the said com
?laint on the subscriber at his office, at
dgefieldC. H., 8. C., withiu twenty
days after the service hereof, oxclusive
of the day of such service; and if you
fall to answer the complaint within the
time aforesaid, the plain ti tl's in this ac
tion will apply to tho Court for the rollef
demanded in the complaint.
Dated Edgefield S. C., Aug. 10, 1885.
J L. ADDISON,
Plaintiffs' A Wy.
To thc absent Defendants above named.
You will take notice, that the <;om
elalnt and summons in this cause has
een filed in the office of tho Clork of
Court of Common Pleas for eiid County.
[L.s.] D. R. DURISOE, Clk. C. CP.
J. L. ADDISON,
Pla i nt igy AI lu.
Aug. 12. 1885-CUSC_
State of South Carolina
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
In Common Picas.
D. P. Jones, Plaintiff, against Charles
Jones, Mary Newman, Sarah Blaken
ship, Lotty Guise] breath, Nancy S.
Joues, Emma L. Jones, Maggio M.
Jones and Charles C.Jones, and otb
ors, Defendants.-Summon* fur Relic/.
(Complaint not served.)
To the Defendants, Charles Jones, Mary
Newman, Sarah Blakouship, Letty
Guizelbreath, Nancy S. Jones, Emma
L Jones, Maggie M. Jones, Charles C.
Jones, aud others, whose names aro
57"OU are hereby summoned and ro
? quired to answer tho complaint in
his action, of which a copy is filed In
he ofilco of tho Clork of tho Court ll
Common Pleas, and to serven copy r.f
'our answer to thc said complaint on tht
ubscrlber at his otilen, at Edgeliehl C.
I., S. C., within twenty days after tho
ervlco hereof, exclusivo of tho day of
neb .service : and if you fail tn answer
lie complaint within the lime aforesaid,
lio plaintill'in this notion will apply lo
lie Court for tho relier demanded in tho
Dated: Edgefield, H. C., Aug. 10, IHK5.
J. 1 A Di ?ISON,
Piaint i?'s Alt'ff.
b thc absent D?faillants.
Yon will take notice fhaUAcomplaint
ml summons in tlii^^^HL hus been
led in the oilic^^H Rrk of tim
oort of Common
^.s.] D. R. binamos?
Plaintiff-Ks A tl'i/,
Aug. 12, 1895.-QUIG ' '?_
fill and Giu Gearing, Mill
Rocks, &c, for Sale?
?A VING discontinued my mill, I of
fer for salo cheap, a good setofMill
ocks, Mill and Gin Gearing, Gin Jasad
ress, Aa. BENNETT HOLLAND.
Aug. 19, 'a5.-371_
milli! WU INKY HABITBwai"
Hill Uli '""?<> without pulu. BOOK
r IUIfloiJ)^r"t'?ull4r* ??m FREE.
" i Mil I. P. K. W00U.E7, li: D., AtUnU.Qfc.
- AT -
The rush continuos to be tremendous
for thc last of our Ladies', Gents' and
Children's Low--^"irtered SUMMER
SHOES, hui .ortho next two weeks we
will offer the remainder of these goods at
a tremotidoiis sacrifi?e to make room for
tho Largest Stock of Fall Goods that has
over hoon brought to the Southern market
What's the Use of Wasting
a Dollar When You
Can Save It!
??ig Prices will not do in these times,
whoireven the wealthy cannot afford to
waste their money ; and the poor require
double , duty of every dollar and every
40c worth $1 25.
Ladies' Kid Opera Slippers at 49ai
worth $1 25. This ia the great
est bargain in the house.
9c wort? 25c.
Lidies' Toilet Slippers at 9c; worth
26c. This is not half the c wt.
75c worin $1 CO.
Men's CMII Ties. We do not propose
to continue these prices long.
! Men's Calf Strap Ties sewed, at $125.
Thin i-hoe is strictly first class
in ?-very respect?
Gau!.?' A Calf Congress Standard
SCI-HW nt 75c. Never sold beforo
for lessihan $1.25. .
fients' B Calf/ Congress at $1.00,
* worth $1
09c. Worth $1 25.
Ladies' Im?ia Kid Button at G0c.;
worth $1 25 in any house
in the South.
75c Worth $1 25.
Ladies' Grain Button Boots at 75c;
worth $1 25. Thin shoe is un
doubtedly a great bargain.
65c. Worth $? 00.
Ladies' Kid Polish Boots at 05c;
wot th $1 00. Thjs in a gn at
catch, and you should see them.
$1 00 Worth $2 00.
L-idies' Kid Button Boola, worked
button hole, box toe, at $1 00;
worth $2 00. Lead than
$1 50 worlIt $2 50.
Ladies' Curacoa Kid Button Boot,
worked bntJLoj^Jiole. ,j?xtoo? at.
j $1 50vW,r warrant-f?T
-^ruoi'iuunuj . ?
We will sell you a Straw Hanworth ?
Straw Hat for 25c. Something-very Nobby worth $1 25 for 50c., an*will
sell you our best M.iiiilia Hits worth $3.00 for $1.75.
740 BROAD STREET.
Augusta, (la., Aug. 11, 1885.-50
fie Augusta Cotton Gin Go.,
THE AUGUSTA U0TT0X (?IN.
For Fine Sample. Clean Seed,
Fast Work, Fine Finish and Su
perior Mechanism, litis (-in is not
Plantere ot Edgefield should remember it is made CIOB to th^ra, wl.ere
broken parts and repairs can be furnished promptly and at small cost.
We REPAIR CoMon GJna of any make in the best manner.
EXCHANGE NEW FOR OLD GINS on fair terms.
Have an assortment of SECOND-HANDED Cotton Gins, of various
make9, overhauled and in perfect order, for sale at extremely low figures
in fact bargains.
We sell AMES ENGINES, BIRDS A LL ENGINES, LIDDELL BROS.'
COTTON PRESSES, SAW MILLS, GRIST MILLS, &c, and the best
TRACTION ENGINE made in the United States. It will travel anywhere.
For Circulars and Term*, address,
O. M. STONE. Manager,
Office No. 7, Warren Block. AJUSTA, ?A.
AUOUSTA, ?A., Juno 20th, 1884.
Mr. O. M. STONE, Mannaor Augusta Cotton Oin Co.
Dear Sir-At your request, wo have seen tested tho "Augusta Cotton Oin,"
manufactured by tho Augusta Colton Gin Company. Tho first toft was matte will?
Seed Cotton, vory loo fy and slighty sandy. The tint produced was very cloan ami
beautifully ginned. Tho second test was with a low, inferior grado of Stained Cot
ton and very sr.ndy. Tho lint produced was perfectly clean, and would soil in any
market as Clean Stains. After such a satisfactory test, we do not hesitate to recom
mend this Gin to planters in every section as hoing tho bust we havo soon.
Very icspeci Jollys -
J. J. DOIIOHTY, of J. J. Doughty <fc Co., Cotton buyors.
JO. D. KELLEY, Cotton Ruyer.
W. A. GAKRKTT, of Garrett A Latimer, Cotton Factors.
CITAS F. BAKETT, of J. M. Burdell & Co, Cotton Factors.
J. K. EVANS, Cotton Shipper.
GEO. W. CRANE, Cotton Factor and Buyer.
.TKO. P. RORERTS, of Wm. S. Roberts ?fe Son, Cotton Factors.
ItKRNARD FRANKLIN, Cotton Broker.
J. C. MODRNNALD, Cotton Broker.
J A MKS TORIN, of Phinizy ?fe Co., Cotton Factors.
N. L. Wi LT. ET, of Pearce, Willoi A Ballard, Cotton FKctors.
J. J. Russell, of H. F. & J. J. Russell, Cotton Buyers.
HOWARD B. DICKSON, of Dickson Bros., Colton Buyers.
F. COCIIN, Superintendent Augusta Factory.
. CITAS. ESTES, President John P. King Mauufacturing Co.
G KO. T. JACKSON, President Enterprise Factory.
MCCORMICK, S. C., Moy Cth, 1885.
Mr. O. M. STONE, Manager, Augusta Ga
Dear Sir-During Ibo fall of 188-11 gi unod about 450 bales cotton with tho 60
SAW AUGUSTA COTTON GIN, using for power a fi Horse Birdsall Engine. I
usually ginned 450 lbs. lint cotton an hour. Tho gin cleans tho seed perfectly, and
the lint trom it sold lasi season in Augusta at ? to Jo. per pound above the lint from
other gius in my section. My patrons were woll pleased with my work. The gin
is now almost in por feet order. Yours truly, WALTER TALBEBT.
AUOUSTA, GA , December 23rd, 1884.
Mr. O. M. STONE, Manager Augusta Cotton Gin Co.
Dear Sir- During tho past season I have ginnod 400 halos cotton on Ibo fiOSaw
Augusta (tin. It cleans tho seed perfectly, makes an unusually linn sample and a
splendid (urn on!. My gin has not failed to make a yield nf over ono pound lint
Lo 3 pounds seed. My usual timo of ginning a halo of cotton is from 40 to (50 min
utes. I can recoin mond tho Augusta Colton Gin to the public
Mr. J. IT. Oogbtirn, of Cogbnrn it Stovons, also states tiuKI
ibo enlim season, y ??Wed moro lint from seed colton than any j
In's section. This result was not obtained from ono plantation
many plantation*, si nco he used it as a traveling ginnory willi a BirdsS?
Hughie. Tho splendid yield was ?lue solely tn the Augusta Cotton G
Iron th ??ad caused short crops, and therefore tho staple could not have
[.optimally good. iff. M. STONE, Mau/iger.
NEAR ITAMRTTBO, S. C., January 2911
V.r. O. M. STONE, Manager Augusta Cotton Gin (Jo. /
Dear Sir-During tho past ginning season wo used ono of your GO-SaWy' Augusta
lotion Gins, with a U-horse power Amos Eugine. Wo usually ginnod Abale of
cotton in 45 minutes. The soot) was always perfectly cleaned, and the turn out as
?nodI na could be expooled from any gin. Tho sample was very fine. The gin is
rory strong aud well mudo, and has given perfect satisfaction both to o urabi vos and
Tho 32-inch mill, built for us by tho A_ugusta Cotton Gin Co., makes excellent
noaLuud works well. Wo grind s iHishojdttMkour wlion rocks aro in order. v,
HUDSON ?fe SONS.
Ar. O. M. STONE, Managor Augusta.
? Door Sir-Tho attachment whiqjf
I an Augusta Gin, causes tho gin
vitii it It gives uie pleasure to|
rho ute plauters. Yours '
>., GA^ January 23d, 1885^