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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1892.
THOS. J. ADAMS, . '-. EDITOR
South Carolina has a larger per
centage of rented farm land than
. any state ia the Union.
The spring bonnets, it is an
' nounced, win "be very large; so
will the<biIT for them. ;
.~-tfagson sa^ th'?f 'th?^reason a
man can defy the world, after the
.second-bottle is because he knows
. there's good stuff in him.
He stood on the porch, at midnight
and her lips he gently presesed ; but
the oldman gave the signal, and
the bull dog did the rest.
When yon borrow money you
borrow trouble,' but at the same
time you sometimes increase the
trouble of ' the fellow who lends it
to you. -
Superintendent of .' Education
Mayfield is making a tour .of upper
South Carolina for the inspection
of schools. He will reach Edge
field on, the-day of April
. In proportion as men are real
coin, ..and not counterfeit,. they
scorn to en j oj credit for what, they
have not. . "Paint me," said Crom
well, "wrinkles and all." Even on
canvas the great hero despised
If the people of Charleston had
sent a full delegation to the March
Convention in * 1890 Governor
Tillman-would never have been
."suggested."-News and Courier.
We call the attention of the
Columbia Register to the forego
Big snows in the West. A
blinding snow storm prevailed all
over the state of Iowa on Monday
the 21sf. Reports from Southern
Illinois state that a heavy snow
fell on the same day accompanied
by wind. Railway traffic is suf
fering and the weather is growing
Under an act of' the legislature
the board of' asylum regents has
been reduced from nine to five. I
The entire board resigned and
on Thurday last Gov. Tillman ap
pointed new regents, as follows:
Dr.rB: W. Taylor of Columbia; W.
J. Goooding of Hampton : A.
White of Sumter; Iridell Jones of
York as regents.; Dr. A. N. Talley
On Monday, March 14th, the
greater part of the South. Carolina
Military Academy in Charleston
.was destroyed by fire. The dam
age is estimated at from $20,000
to $30,000, fully covered by insur
ance. The cadets are quartered
at the Roper, marching thence to
the Citadel for drill and recita
tions, the class rooms having es
So far the railroads have been
successful in their fight with
Comptroller Gen. Ellerbe before
the courts of South Carolina in
the matter of raising the assess
ment of their property to its real
value, asthe law directs. But let
no individual taxpayer think that
he can run the same schedule as
the railroads. He will simply be
crushed to death betwe?n the up
per and nether millstones.
With the railroads, the banks,
in fact all the corporations and
monopolies agajnst him, it will be
a wonderful victory Tillman will
. have achieved at the gubernator
_ ial wind up? but it will be achieved
all the same.
An Eloquent Passage.
George D. Prentice, probably
one of the most gifted writers that
ever added lustre to American
Journalism, once said : It cannot
be that earth is man's only abiding
place. . It cannot be that our life
is a bubble cast up by the ocean
of eternity, to float a moment upon
its waves and sink into nothingness.
Else why these high and glorious
aspirations which leap like angels
from the temple of our hearts,
: forever wandering unsatisfied?
Why is it that the rainbow and
clouds come over us with a beauty
that ig not of earth, and then pass
to leave us to muse on their
loveliness? Why^ it that stars
which hold their festival around
the midnight throne, are set above
the grasp of our limited faculties,
forever mocking us with their un
approachable glory? And finally,
why is it that-the bright forms of
human beauty ?re presented to our
view'and taken from us, leaving
the thousand streams of our
affections to flow back in Alpine
torrents upon our hearts? We were
born for a higher destiny than
earth. There is a realm where
the rainbow never fades, where
the stars will be spread out before
us like islands that slumber on
the ocean, and where the beautiful
beings that pass before us will
jstay forever in our pr?sence.
1 (hf: if- ? Met blanket that
Whatsis need in South Carolina
low as much as any thing else is
?or? sense per capita.-NewberrjT
Yes, brother, and you may spell
t c-e-n-t-s or s-e-n-s-e.
The Thirteen Convention meets
n Columbia to-morrow, Thursday.
The convention will be called to
>rder at 5 o'clock p. m., and the
light will be consumed in discuss
ng what to do, or rather what not
o do. The probabilities are that
hey, or it, will nominate Hampton
br governor if he will accept it,
md then the fur will begin to fly.
CAUGHT BY STRAIGHTOUTS.
Hie Sumter Delegation to the
Thirteen Convention not Con
The Thirteen Convention may
lave been called by conservative
?pponents of Governor Tillman,
>ut will be dominated and con
rolledby his bitterest and most
.adical enemies, unless there
?omes a change over the spirit of
?orne men's dreams. A promi
?ent politician of Sumter County
vas in the city yesterday, and he
:old a thing or two about the dele
gation that Sumter will send to
;he convention. About sixty-one
)eople were present at thc meeting
;hat el?cted delegates. Twelve
nen were chosen to represent
Sumter in the convention, and of
hese only three are conservative
mti-Tillmauites, thc other nine
ire out and ont Haskellites and
nost bitter partisans. Such are
he influences that was called os
ensibly to represent the feeling of
>pposition to Tillman among
hose who are willing to fight him
airly and squarely within the
)arty. It now looks as if the
Straightouts had captured the
[ts Origin and Its First Instru
On the lawn of the most
maiming home in South Virginia,
n a beautiful valley of Campbell
?ounty, stands tho old walnut tree
)h which Lynch law was first
idministered. "Avoca" is the
lame bestowed on the old Lynch
ilace, in memory of Tom Moore's
'Avoca," by a" 'granddaughter
)f the Colonel Charles Lynch of
"It is not generally known that
;he original lynch law never
jenteficed an offender to death,
mt only to be whipped, The
;ermhas been ascribed to mora
;han one source.- Modern
lictionaries and some of the ency
?lopodias have treated it as
vorthy "of notice. Webster,
SVorcester and other lexicograph
es ascribe the origin of lynch law
;o a Virginia farmer named Lynch,
md the traditions and records of
:he Lynch family agree with the
nore formal references found in
listorical works. There is no
room for doubt that the term "now
Decome a part of the English
anguage and accepted of all men,"
vas derived from that fearless
ind honored soldier of the
Revolution, Colonel Charles Lynch,
vhose sword hangs on the wall of
;he lofty hall at Avoca. But that
Colonel Lynch should be reputed
;he farther of lynch law in the
nodern acception of the term is
mite another matter, and would
)e utterly unjust to him. In the
rear 1780, when the fortunes of the
mtriots were at low ebb, the Scotch
settlers and Tories of Piedmont,
Virginia, conspired to crush the"re
}ellion." Their efforts were
hwarted by the courage, vigilance
md energy of Colonel Charles
jynch. Captain Robert Adams and
Captain Thomas Galloway, aided
)y Colonel William Preston, all
Virginians of wealth and influence.
Colonel Lynch being Chief
Magistrate had the powers of a
udge. He was a man of striking
ndividuality, aud "vividly im
>ressed the popular imagination.
Jo eminently a leader that he
?aturally and easily took his place
it the head of the Whig party in
lis section of the country."
"These gentlemen, ardent
latriote, kept a sharp watch upon
he loyalists, and when one was
liscovered playing into the hands
>f the enemies of Washington he
ras seized, taken to the residence
?f Col. Lynch, examined by a
;ourt composed of the gentlemen
move named and others, and if
bund guilty tied to the walnut
rees, given thirty-nine lashes and
nade to shout "Liberty forever ! "
iitei this he was set free, with
cords of counsel and admonition
hat left him a wiser if not a better
nan. Ono of the Tories arrested
fas found to have papers of
mportance . to the royalists
oncealed in the hollow of a square
?edpost. He received the usual
astigation, was given a house to
eside in on the premises and for
)idden to leave them on pain of
evere punishment. These orders
ie strictly obeyed. The refrain
rf a popular song of that section
Hurrah for Colonel Lynch,
. Captain Bob and Galloway!
They never let a Tory off
Until he shouts for Liberty.
The manner of procedure cannot
ie said to be- lawless and
mauthorized, and was considered
>y most amply justified by the dis
urbed condition of the country
esulting from the repudiation of
illegiaLce to the English Govem
nent. The prisoner was brought
ace to faco with his accusers,
leard tho testimony against him,
md was permitted to call witnesses
md be heard in his own defense. If
icquitted he was let go often wi tb
tpologies and reparation. J ? j
before stated and made to recant
his disloyalty. After the
Revolution the Legislature of
Virginia found it necessary to
protect these gentlemen by special
enactment form the civil suits
brought against them for taking
the law into their own hands.
[See Hanning's Statutes-at Laerg,
Vol. XI, PP. 134-5.] In lateFtimes
the mild sentence of thirty-nine
stripes gave place to the sentence
of death, and many lives have
thus closed without ceremony, but
no one ever came to his death at
the hands of the gallant Colonel
Lynch ?[except on the battle-field.
No ghastly body ever dangled from
the bare old tree that has battled
with the storms of one hundred
and fifty years."
Pursuant to the order of the State
Democratic Executive Committee, the
County Democratic Executive Com
mittee of Edgefield county, through
the undersigned as its chairman,
hereby issues a call for the reorgani
zation of the Democratic party in this
coiiwty, under the Constitution of the
Democratic party of South Carolina,
adopted in State Convention at Colum
bia, S. C" Sept, 10,1890.
The several cotmty clubs are called
to meet at their usual places of meet
ing on the second Saturday (the 9th
day) of April next, for the purpose of
reorganizing said clubs, and for the
purpose of electing delegates to the
Tlie County Convent ion will meet on
the first Monday (the2nd day) in May
next, at Edgefield C. H., to reorganize
the party in this county, to elect a new
County Executive Committee, to elect
delegates to the State Convention,
which meets in Columbia on the third
Wednesday in Mav next, and to trans
act other business as may be proper
under the Constitution.
The State Democratic Constitution
provides that the representation in
each subordinate club in said county
convention, shall be one delegate for
every twenty-five members and one
delegate for each majority fraction
thereof; also that only such Demo
cratic clubs as were in existence on
the 13th of August, 1890, shall be re
cognized. No club that was formed or
organized after the 13th day ol' August,
1890, by tho division of an old club or
otherwise shall be reorganized.
The constitution aforesaid further
provides that "the clubs in each county
shall be held together and operate un
der the control of a County Executive
Committee, which shall consist of one
member from each club to be nomi
nated by the respective clubs and
elected by the county convention;"
each club will therefore nominate one
of its members to be elected by the
county convention to serve on the
County Executive Committee.
Executive Committee Mcetiiisr.
The Executive Committee of the
Democratic party of Edgefield county
will meet at Edgefield Court House on
the first Monday in April. A full at
tendance is desired as matters of se
rious moment will come before the
Married, by Rev. A. F. Berry, at the
residence of Mr. YV. F. Boyd, Feb. 14,
1S92, Mr. W. S. WIGHTMAN and Miss
LYDIA KERLONG, all of Edgefield
Married, by Rev. A. F. Berry, at the
home of the bride's father, Mr. R. B.
Grigsby, Feb. 25,1S92, Mr. J. P. HER
LOXG and Miss E. N. GRIGSBY. ?all of
The friends of Col. W. J. TALBERT,
recognizing his ability and fitness, his
Christian virtue, and the deep interest
manifested b" ":iim in the welfare of
the whole people-his known opposi
tion to monopolies-his advocacy of
a better system for circulating the cur
rency of this great country-his in
terest in the general welfare of the
people and especially of the farmers,
hereby announce him as a candidate
for election, under the Democratic
rule, to the House of Representatives
of the United States from the Second
Congressional District of South Caro
lina. MAXY CITIZENS.
Corn, in lots, 65c.
Bacon, 500 lbs, 6%c.
Meal, in 5 s'k lots, $1.20 pr s'k.
Hay, $1.20 per hundred.
Bran, $1.20 per hun dred. J
Gran. Sugar, 20 lbs. to dollar.
C. O. Molasses, 18c. by barrel.
Magnolia and lungan nams.
Ga. Ratchet Plow Stocks, 90c.
Harman Plow Stocks, $1.50.
D. B. Stock, complete, $1.85.
35 Dowlaw Cotton Planters, $4.50.
Full lot Building and Plantation
Nails, basis, $2.50 per keg.
Counting the freight, which is 6c.
per bushel on corn, Ile. per sack on
meal, 3c. per gallon on molasses by bar
rel, $2.20 per ton on hay, etc., etc. You
can buy as well in Edgefield as Au
gusta. Come in and see, we have a
big stock. ??
_E. J. NORRIS.
"ytTE are receiving SPRING GO
have the public come and i
to buy but only wish to satisfy you
you can get elsewhere in the town.
Everything has come in except
Embroidery; these goods we are lo?
a LARGER and MUCH NICER lir
We have added Mantua Makir
celebrated dress maker from Ral tin
mont. Remember we guarantee e1
We will also carry a large linc
best, without any exception, that h
having bought to this place ; having
bill wc care nothing for completion
We have added Z?phyr? and
come and sr>e them before they are ]
We will not quote prices or mt
kinds of goods we carry in stock, as
in a first-class dry goods store. Yo
all wo ask is a trial and wo will cnn
.. PEARCE (
London Streets in the Time of George II.
There were certain dangers and in
conveniences walking along the streets
in London in the Seventeenth century.
The finest dress might be rained by the
carelessness of a dustman or a chimney
sweep; the custom of exposing meat on
open bulkheads led to many un irrepar
able stain of grease. Bullies pushed the
peaceful passenger into the gutter-it
was a great time for street swagger;
barbers blew the flour into wigs, at open
doorways, causing violent wrath amona
those outside; mad bulls careered up
and down the streets; men quarreled,
made a ring and fought it out before
the traffic could go on; pickpockets were
both numerous and dexterous; footpads
abounded in the open squares of Lin
coln's Inn, Bloomsbury, and Portman;
highwaymen swarmed on all the roads;
men servants were insolent and rascally:
the noise in the leading streets was deaf
ening; in a shower the way became im
passable from the rain spouts in the
roofs, which discharged their contents
upon the streets below.-Walter Besant
Sacred Cats In Egypt.
Herodotus says that when a cat died J
natural death in an Egyptian house the
occupants of the dwelling went into
mourning and shaved off their eyebrows.
When a fire oecurred they were more
anxious to save the cats than to extin
guish tho conflagration. Nevertheless,
in somo parts of the same country cats
were regarded as unclean animals-for
a creature whiten was considered sacred
in ono town was often viewed with hor
ror as impure in a neighboring city.
That was the case with the crocodile in
Egypt, which in somo parts was ruth
lessly hunted and destroyed, while in
others it was made a pet of, laden with
gold ornaments and waited upon by
Cleaning Buildings by Sand Blast.
The exterior of buildings is now
cleaned by the sand blast. The front ia
covered with staging, and the blast is
applied by a system of pipes and nozzles
carried by the workmen. The etream
of fine sand issuing from a nozzle re
moves a layer of 1.(Winch thick from
tho surface of the stone, and a square
foot of surface can be cleaned in ten
minutes. Tb. ?and can be employed
?vcr again.-London Tit-Bits.
Paris has eighty-five
For Sale at $1.50 for 13.
? R. H.MIMS. mchio
In the rear of the Y. M. C. A.
Hall I have opened a Beef I
Market where I will be prepared
at all times to serve tho* r?t?bl?c.
FRESH PEEF, PORK, SAUSAGE
Give me a call.
Riclinionfl & Danville B?tai Co.
SOUTH CAROLINA DIVISION.
Condensed Schedule, in effect January 17,1S92.
Trains run by 75th Meridian .Tino.
Lv New York.. 4.30PM 12.15nt 4.30PM
Baltimore... 9.45 "
?? Rock Hill..
" Chester. 3.44 M
" Winnsboro. 4.40"
& Columbia] Ul?
" Johnston. 8.12 "
" Trenton. 8.28 "
" Graniteville . 8.55 "
Ar Augusta. 9.30"
" Charleston. 11.20"
3.50AM 6.57 "
6.50 " : 9.45 "
11.10 ".11.20 "
10.25 " 10.20 "
2.00 ". :.1.30
" Augusta.. .
" Rock Hill..
? * Charlotte., j
10 50 ".
8.36 "10.34 "
10.30 "12.00 "
9.46 ?j 8.38AM
11.35 ?: 10.08 "
6.20 " : 3.20
ODS every day and will be glad to
see them. We do not require you
that we have a niter selection than
Dress Goods, Gloves, Hosiery and
oking for every day. We will have
ie of DRESS GOODS this season
ig to our business. Miss Amoss, a
lore, will preside over this depart
very dress to fit. Our terms are
i of Ladies' and Gents' Shoes, the
as ever been brought to this place ;
; bought close and discounted every
. Try us and seo !
Embroidery Silks to our stock;
picked over :is they are selling very
mtion, at this time, the different
? we keep everything that is wanted
u will save money by trying UR
W. * F. * STR?C
Successor to STROM & STE:
THE LEADER IN
Good Goods. Cheap fo
Call to see me, at "the Opera E
W. F. STRICKL
FOR A LARGE ASSORTMENT AND LOW PRICES,
Edgefield, S. C.
March, April, and May
J will .soil EGGS to persons in Edge/Hold county at $1.50 per sining of 13. Send
for illustrated circular, showing SHOW record. Farmers can dono better
than to PLANT a few chickens this year.
HBNRY JP. COOK
GRANITE VILLE, S. C.
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. FORKS, STOVES,
TINWARE, <fec, &c.
STATEMENT 0F THE CONDITI0N 0F
THE FARMERS LOAN AND SAVINGS BANK,
OIT EZDOr?J^ISLID, S. C.,
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS MARCH 2, 1892.
A. J. Norris, W. H. Timmcrinan,
W.H. Folk, J. H. Edwards,
N. A. Bates, w. R. Parka,
W. F. Roath, T. A. Pitts,
A. E. Padgett.
A. J Norris, Preside. A. E. Padgett, Cashier.
Wi H. Timmcrinan, Vice-Preg. R. C.Padgctt,Ast*t C'.UV
Folk & Folk, Attorneys.
Loans and Discounts.$ 68,145.15
Stock of other Corporations, 1,800.00
Deposits in other Banks- 15,070.23
RealEstate, B'ld'gFixt'rs, etc. 3,340.00
Cash in Van lt. 8,963.38
Paid up Capital.$ 41,252.25
Bills Payable. 9.717.60
Due Other Banks. '58.15
Undivided Profits. 4,699.63
I, A. E. PADGETT, Cashier of THE FARMERS' LOAN AND SAVINGS BANK of
Edgefield, S. C., do solemnly swear that thc above statement is true_ and eorrecf^to_the beat ot my
knowledge and belief.
A. E. PADGETT, Cashier.
Sworn to before me this 3rd day of March,
A. D. 1S9J. E. H. FOLK, (L. S.)
BUT STILL IN THE RING.
Job Work in'
Come and examine our
BILL HEADS, LETTER HEADS,
NOTE HEADS, CARDS, I
We guarantee you as good work as you can get in Charleston, Au
gusta, Columbia, or any other city, and will do it. cheaper than. any
of the above named cities.
Sj YOU DON'T SEE WHAT YOU WAR T g FOB IT.^
Give us a call and see for yourselves. All work promptly done.
ADVERTISER JOB OFFICE.
Fancy Grocery, Bakery, Confectionery,
No. 3 Tompkins Avenue.
I have just received a Hue of EXCELLENT, FANCY, FAM ILY GRO
CERIES that I will sell as low as I can, to live.
I have also a full assortmenrmcnt of CANDIES of various kinds, fresh
and good. Jellies, eta, etc.
My BAKERY is in successful operation, from which I will send out and
deliver at your very doors, every day, Sundays excepted,
Pies, Cte, Etc., Etc.
By buying tickets you get TWENTY-FIVE loaves for $1.
MRS. M. A. E. CAMPBELL.
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