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Pension Checks. ,
Checks for Edgefleld ^county pen
sioners will reach Clerk Williams's
. office the last of this week.
Notice to Drs. and Cr*.
J. W. DeTore, Esq., has in another
column a notice to the debtors and
creditors of the late B. H. Miller.
A Few More.
Capt. Stan Byan advises us that he
has a few more "rocks" to throw, if any
gentleman desires to see them go up,
or feel them come down.
Croft's Factory Burned.
Croft's Pine Fibre Factory on the
Cumberland Gap road, five miles from
Aiken, was burned on Saturday night,
7th inst.; loss 30,000; partly insured.
$1.75 will buy a six finger Grain
Cradle, with a celebrated Blood's blade
(best known.) TV. H. Tc RN EU & Co.
Cotton is certainly on the rise, but
we hope nobody will be fool enough to
plant any more at this late date on that
account. The best cotton is now worth
in Augusta 7% cents.
Knight of Pythias.
The Knight of Pythias- Lodge at.
this place is increasing rapidly in
members, and bids fair, in this respect,
to outstrip all our other organizations
of a kindred nature.
The delegates from our village Bap
tist church to the Southern Baptist
Convention, which met in Atlanta last
week, have returned, and Mr. Booth
will occupy his pulpit as usual on next
, An Excellent Discourse.
Kev. J. N. Plowden preached an ex
.ceHent sermon on last Sunday night in
the Presbyterian church from the text :
Prov. 22:6, "Train up a child in the
way he should go, and when he is old,
'he will not depart from it." -
Mr. Jas. M. Cobb is the only mer
chant in Edgefield county who sells
this famous shoe, famous 5n two hemis
pheres, and on four continents. Bead
all about these shoes in another
The revival meeting.will begin next
Sunday. Services will be held in the
Opera House every morning at ll
o'clock and every evening at 8 ?0. We
bear that Mr. Wordsworth, of Augusta,
is coming to assist Mr. Watson.
Wonders of the Sky.
There will be a partial eclipse of the
moon this (Wednesday) evening. A
comet is also said to be visible at this
time, in the northeastern sky about 3
o'clock in the morning-rather an in
convenient hour to b? star gazing, and
we hsven't tried to see it.
County Lecturer Jones, in another
'column, bas a notice to sub-Alliances.
Hunt it up and read it Mr. Jones's re
Ncent heavy loss bjr fire explains the
reason why he has not up to date
visited the various sub-Alliances in
the county in the discharge of bis
.' duties as lecturer.
E?gant Honte Burned.
The former residence of CbJ. Till
man Watson at the Ridge was burned
last .Wednesday. This was an elegant
* mansion, one of the largest and finest
in the State. " Mr. James B. Jones was
occupying it, and we hear that most of
his furniture was burned, and that
there was no insurance on house or
"You may bray loud, and you may
bray long, but you'll never, never get
the fodder.'' Our excuse for publish
ing the above again is that it has be
come a classic throughout the length
and breadth of Edgefield county and
John Hill is going to put it in all the
spelling books and readers used in our
$1.7ff- ^wili buy a six-finger Grain
- Cradle, with ? celebrated Blood'?, blade
(best known.) W^ H. TUBNBR & Co.
We present our readers this week
another batch of candidates; John B.
Davis, for Auditor; John B. H ill.-for
Clerk; Geo. & Dem,for Cou ruy Com
missioner. There are all tip-top men.
They have been weighed in the balance
and not found wanting. We know this
to be a solid fact for we helped weigh
Just That Many.
As our old friend, Mr. Peter Reese,
was walking across the street on Sat
urday, the 23rd, he was run over-and
knocked down by Messrs. Rufus Hart
and Henry Cogburn, who were driving
a mule with a cart attacked, Mr. Reese
was not hurt much, and the whole
thing was. of course, an accident. So
you see it takes a mule and two sheep
to butt down a goat.
Little Billy Gardner, the nine-year
old son of Mr. Andrew Gardner, has a
gourd fiddle - on which be can play
tune? with wonderful skill. He
plays for Ti ll ma ni tes without charge.
?Dont Care How You Shear 'Em,"
'.Billy, in the Low Grounds," "Sweetly
Besting," "Old Time Religion," are in
hit repertoire, which is extensive.
They say.Ben Tillman got his start in
the same way, and now he is a Gov
ernor aa well as a "musicianer."
Alvin Hart & Co.
We toke pleasure in referring our
readers to the advertisement in this
issue of those level-headed and suc
cessful merchants, Alvin Hart & Co.
They have a large and elegant stock
of goods purchased in New York by
the senior partner of the firm, who
semi-annually selects from the im
mense ware-rooms of the great
metropolis the latest styles in dress
and house furnishing goods, notions,
shoes, etc., to display to the admiring
gaze of the people of Edgefleld. But,
friends, these gentlemen wish you not
only to admire but buy. In their ad
vertisement they enumerate a few
of their specialties, but a visit to their
establishment will convince you that
everything they offer you isa bargain.
Rev. J. N. Plowden will preacl
Roper's school house on next Sun
Flood and Drouth.
Tne dro.uth here is getting to be
rious, while out West the floods
devastating the crops; the Mississi
is said to be higher than ever knc
E. B. Hart & Co.
Old Edgefleld bas again and ag
been laid waste by the d?vast?t
flames, and with the years chan
have come on our Main street
buiidings-in. firms-yet, unehang
E. B. Hart & Co, continue to catei
the wants of an exacting commun:
This spring they are not a whit beni
but with more than their wonted ta
and energy have replenished th
stock and are now ready, and are
ways ready to show their elegant 1
of goods to their friends and the pi
lie generally. Men's and boys' su
shoes, cravats, umbrellas? etc., a
ladies' shoes of everv style are some
their specialties. Success . is thei
and they deserve it,
Prof. Woodson's family expect
leave in a few days for Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. E. Hart spent li
Sunday with relatives near Johnst<
. Miss Emmie Richardson spent Su
'day with friends and relatives at Job
Mr. and Mrs. Spann Barr worship
with our Methodist congregation h
Mr. Walter Addison spent last Su
day in the country with one of 1
Dr., J. D. Waters, of Dennys, son
Capt. P. B. Waters, of our local bi
was in town Saturday.
Mr. Alvin McLen na was in Edgefle
on Sunday. You had better come qui
often, Bro. Mc, or you will get left.
Mr. J. S. Moore, cotton buyer
Edgefleld for two years past has s
cured employment at Clifton, N. C.
. Miss Mary Evans after a prolong?
stay in Florida has returned to Edp;
field accompanied by her friend, Mi
Mr. J. C. Whatley, an excellent eil
zen from the Westside, paid Edgefle
a visit on Monday of this week.
Mrs. G. E. McKerall and Miss Ka
Shaffer, of Marion, the mother ai
aunt of Mr. W. J. McKerall, are visi
ing the family of the latter.
Note From County Lectur?
MB. EDITOR:-Please say to tl
Sub-Alliance of Edgefleld throug
your paper that I will not be ab.
to fill any early appointments 1
address them according to th
resolutions passed at the last mee:
ing of the County Alliance.
I have had the misfortune t
have my home and effects d(
stroyed by fire, and after lookin
to the comfort of my family I wi]
then be ready for the duty in
posed upon me by the County Al
liance. I am
J. B. JONES.
Mine Creek News From Anothe
'MB. EDITO*:-Again, after
long absence from your valuabl
paper, I send you a few dots whicl
I trust may be of interest to yoi
and those who read your paper.
This is-the first time since th
dear old ADVEBTISEB was burnei
that I have had the opportunity
of contributing to its columns,
have read all the county papers o
late and I consider the ADVEBTISE:
the best county paper we have
It is a great deal better than i
was before it was burned, as bot]
sides are now published in ou
Everything seems to be goinj
smoothly in this community a
present. No sickness of not
The prevailing dry weather i
impairing the grain cropsc onsidei
ably and causing hard work ii
obtaining a stand of cotton, bu
we trust we will ere long hav
Politics,ifl going- oasy with u
now. You see, we are all fo
fanner Ben, which of coursi
creates no disturbance among UE
Now and then one whoops fo
Sheppard, but those whoops ar?
but seldom heard and are so fa
apart that they can not hear eacl
other. I do not understand wir
so sensible a man as John Shep
pard should continue in the race
when there is no more chance fo
him to become Governor of Soutl
Carolina this year than there ii
Our dear old fnend and teacher
Mr. J. H. Lewis, is staying a
Clintonward in his store since hi
school closed at old Pine Grove
where he will be pleased to wei
come all his friends, and he wil
give them satisfaction and grea
It was a trying hour when w?
left all our friends and acquaint
anees at Clintonward on Saturday
last, but, however, we hope to b?
with them again before long.
Mr. Thomas Whittle has beei
under the impression that I wa
the one who wrote about him somi
ago to the ADVEBTISEB aud sai(
he intended running for the Leg
islatare. Mr. Whittle came to mi
with a stern look upon his face
eaying that he had a crow to piel
; with me. He then said that hi
i thought I had written to the AD
, VEBTISEB in a slurring way.I tok
him I had not done so; iu fact ]
, have not written anything to yon
paper about Mr. Whittle.
I hope the dear old ADVERTISEI
will circulate far and wide, anc
have many correspondents.
Mine Creek, S. C., May 7, '92.
MR. EDITOR :-? hope that you
will not object to a few dots from
We are having some very dry
weather just now, which I fear,
if it continues ten days longer,
will injure small grain consider
ably, and cause bad stands of
cotton. I have, though, an "ex
tremely evenly" stand now, that
is, if some of the papers were to
report it. I think that they would
find it like the sheep, quite scarse.
Speaking of sheen, did you ever
know of a billy being bought and
turned into a sheep pasture.
. I hear that they are offering as
high as two dollars a head in
Hibler for sheep. I do not know
whether they have bought any yet
or not. I hardly think that it will
be any use for an agent to come
into this community, as we do not
graze with that kind of stock.
More than that we are too nearly
"evenly divided". We have only
about nine to one in favor of the
ONE GALLUS BOT.
Rehoboth, S. C., May 9, '92.
Mine Creek Poetry.
MR. EDITOR :-We are needing
rain very badly, especially for the
grain. It is looking very well,
but if it does not rain soon the
harvest will not be what was
anticipated. Wheat is doing well.
The cool weather suits it. The
farmers are nearly done planting.
Some are plowing their corn.
The closing exercises of Prof. J.
H. Lewis's school was a most en
joyable affair. It was quite a
climacteric period to all present.
Everything was carried out sys
tematically. Miss Josephine Lit
tle and Miss Josephine Ward, two
of the loveliest belles of Clinton
ward, played for them. There
were grand speeches delivered by
the following gentlemen: Prof.
Bean gave us an extraordinary
speech on the subject of education.
Prof. Bean is one of the most
explicit expounders I ever heard.
Rev. Bradford spoke a most ex
cellent speech on general topics.
Mr. John Hill, the school com
missioner, gave us an interesting
speech. Mr. Hill said that he
would be school commissioner no
more. We are sorry to see him
leave the field of education.
, Mr. J. H. Edwards gave us a
good talk on the benefits of educa
Mr. Thomas Whittle gave a
short hut interesting speech.
Everything went on lovely until
the hour of parting came. Sep
arating students from teachers was
like separating children from
parents. This was how they*
The hour of parting came along,
And they saug a little hymn,
In order to dismiss the throng,
And oh, the sorrow that fell on Jim 1
The girls all murmered "what a crime,"
As their voices grew weak.
"Oh! we cannot stand the sunshine,
So we bad rather sit in a week."
"We never can bear to go,
Nor leave our dear playmates,"
Was heard from Ed, George, and Joe,
"For that would be an awful fate."
James never bad much to say,
As he stood upon the spot,
But said, "1 told you this would be the
w*y> . . .
But you would believe it not."
Charley seemed to be demoralized,
And broken-hearted in the most,
For he could not journalize,
Nor could hardly post.
[This was only on that day, though.]
Enloy hung his head and cried a little
Apparently studying where to rove,
For the time had come to hit the "grit,"
But, oh, the thought of leaving old
Randal would not talk.
But he did not fail,
As he grasped a piece of chalk,
And wrote, 'It is the same to one
That gallant old patriot, Dan,
Said it is mighty bad,
As he marked off six feet at every
(tell you, he did look very sad.
Prof. thought it mighty bard,
The reason why he could not tell,
So he took the road to Clintonward,
And dried his tears by trying to sell.
Well, boys, hoe your corn and chop
Let your energy run high,
For the good old days will never be
As you will all be gathered together
This is me,
Dots From Newberry.
MR. EDITOR :-The Senior class
finished its final examination
Wednesday, which completes their
college course, except writing their
speeches and essays. First honor
was given to Mr. E. B. Setzler, of
Pomaria, and tho second to Mr.
S. J. Derrick, of Little Mountain.
Our worthy president, Dr. G.
W. Holland, has been seriously
ill, but we are glad indeed to say
he is rapidly recovering and we
hope to have him back in college
next week, as it is very iard to
get along without him. Several
of our boys have been ailing for a
week or more, but we are glad te
say nothing of a serious nature.
We are now having some very
warm and dry weather. It would
delight us very much to see a nice
rain, for we belieye it might be an
inducement to make us study
better. The growing crops are
I very much in need of rain.
One of our bright Juniors, Mr
N. D., went calling a few nigliti
ago, and his girls chatted him so
j that he has not yet fully recovered
Say, Mr. Editor, the candidates
[ seem to he very slow in announcing
their names. Are they waiting
for the political storm to pass
over? We guess some of them
have not yet decided whether they
are "sheep" or "goats." Hurrah
for Tillman 1 B. L. C.
Newberry, S. C., May 6, '92.
In our report of 29th ult. we
advised purchases, regardless of
any temporary decline. August
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cannot refrain from congratulating
those of our friends in the interior
who followed our advice. While
we may see reactions, we consider
Cotton cheap at present prices.
The prinCpal feature of the week
has been the unanimity of the
reports regarding a decrease of
acreage. The last number of"
Bradstreet's" gave the figures as
estimated in the whole Cotton Belt,
showing a reduction of 20 to 25
per cent. For this $tate "The
News and Courier" estimates, from
returns from ?heir correspondents
in every country, a reduction of
20 to 25 per cent. The Alabama
State Commissioner gives a
decrease of 16 per cent., and the
Georgia State Commissioner also
anticipates an important
The market did not respond to
the publication of these various
items as readily as might have
been expected, and it is evident
that the general public does not
place any faith in them, having
been deceived so often. We our
selves consider these esimates
exaggerated, but we do think that
a reduction of 15 per cent, may be
counted on, and such an acreage
might easily give us a crop of not
over 7,000,000 bales.
The weather news is conflicting,
but . there is a good deal of
compaint of dry weather, which
may cause serious injury unless
conditions change soon.
The strike in England was
reported settled this morning, but
later cables reported a hitch in
settlement. We think, however,
that any such hitch can only be
temporary, and look for a speedy
resumption of work. This should
cause an active demand in the
Liverpool market, as spinners have
now been taking very little cotton
for six weeks, and stocks of
manufactured goods are small.
Spot Cotton has been in good
deman?, with sales for the week
of some 2,000 balee, Quotations
to day are :
Good Middling, 7?c.
Strict Low Middling. 6?c,
Low Middling, 7fc,
but our larger holders will not sell
at these prices. Stock here unsold
is still about 25,000 bales.
PRICE, REID & ADAMS,
Charleston, S. C.
GIVES UP THE FIGHT.
The Leader of the Antis in the
CHARLESTON, S. C., May 5.-Mr.
J.C. Hemphill, the manager of
the anti-Tillman boom in South
Carolina, has capitulated. He
gives up the fight and admits
openly in conversation, though he
has not gone so far as to announce
in his paper. The News and Courier,
that the Tillman sentiment has
swept the State and that it will
control both conventions. He
concedes the result of the conven
tion to nominate delegates to
Chicago, and now has abandoned
his fondest hope of sending a
Cleveland delegation from this
He has also become satisfied
that Tillman will be renomiated
and makes no bones of saying so
to his friends. Indeed, he has so
informed hiB friends in Washing
ton, who have been in com
munication with him.
From now on the fight in the
State will be tame and insipid.
Only two weeks ago Editor
Hemphill while in New York,
promised the State absolutely for
Cleveland, and in extensive
interviews throughout the country
announced that South Carolina
would certainly send a Cleveland
delegation to Chicago. He now
takes cold water, but will accept
the situation. Indeed there is
nothing else left for him to do.
The Prosperity Canning compa
ny held its annual meeting Tues
day. The company packed 40,000
cans last season, and they will
double that quantity for the pres
ent year. They used 1,200 bushels
of tomatoes and 500 bushels of
okra, besides apples, peaches and
other fruits ; 3,200 bushels of fruits
and vegetables were used. It is
interesting to know the amount of
money such an enterprise expends
in the community. The Prosper
ity company paid out $675 for
labor, principally to boys and
young men with no otner employ
ment, $725 were paid for fruits
and vegetables, many of which
would have rotted and been of no
value to the owners. Nearly $1,700
were expended here by the compa
ny last season. When the enter
prise was started there were many
doubting Thomases. When it
ceased work at the end of the
season the regret was universal,
for nearly every one missed the
weekly pay days. Such enter
prises are what the South needs to
utilize her wasted resources and to
give employment to the boys and
young men who otherwise must
remain idle.-Press and Reporter.
Simple Belief for Lung Troubles.
It has been long known that pine
needle pillows would alleviate
persons afflicted with lung troubles,
ind a Florida editor relates an
Incident in support of the fact as
follows: During a visit to the
home of a most estimable lady
living on Indian River, this editor
?vas told of a discovery that had
been made which may prove a
boon to sufferers, from lung or
bronchial troubles. This lady
having heard that there was
peculiar virtue in a pillow made
From pine straw, and having none
)f that material at hand, made
>ne from fine soft pine shavings,
md had the pleasure of noting
inmediate benefit. Soon all the
nembers of the household had
line shavings pillows, and it was
loticed that all coughs, asthmatic
>r bronchial troubles abated at
>nce after sleeping a few nights
>n these pillows. An invalid
uffering with lung trouble derived
nuch benefit from sleeping upon
: mattress made from pine shav
ngs. The material'is cheap, and
he Christian at Work says it
oakes a very pleasant and
omfortable mattress, the odor of
he pine permeating the entire
oom and absorbing or dispelling
ll unpleasant odors.
The following memorandum on
yphoid fever and its proper
reatment was given to Major
reneral Ellis by the late Sir
Gilliam Gull, M. D., two years
fter he was in attendance on the
*rince of Wales during his illness
a 1872. It was suggested to
lajor-General Ellis recently that
be publication of this memor
ndum might prove useful, and it
ppeared in the Times. Sir William
hill's suggestions with regard to
he- treatment of typhoid fever
iave been observed in the case of
I. Typhoid fever is a disease
'hich runs a more or less definite
purse. It canot be stopped or
ured by medicines.
IL The chief thing . to be done
t the outset of an attack is to
end the patient to bed, so as to
ave strength from the beginning.
III. No strong purgative medi
ines are desirable.
IV. As the fever develops, and
be strength grows less, light food
hould be taken at short intervals
. e., water, toast water, barley
rater, milk and water, light broths
not made too strong, or too
V. If there be restlessness or
auch agitation of the nerves, wine
port, sherry, or claret) or brandy
a moderate doses at short
utervals. This must be directed
aedically, but in general it may
e s?id that the amount required
s that which induces repose and
?VI. The bowels?may be left to them
elves. If unmoved for twenty
our or thirty-six hours, a lavement
f warm water-may be necessary,
ut this will be directed medically.
VII. The restlessness or
wakefulness in fever is best
emedied by the careful giving of
rine or spirit with the food, or in
rater. Sedatives, such as opium,
rei inadmissible-mostly in
VIII. The bed room to be kept
,t a temperatare 62 to 64 degrees.
IX. Great care necessary to
:eep the bed clean and sweet.
Chis is most easily done by hav
ng'a second bed in the room, to
rhich patient can be removed for
wo or three hours daily, while
he other is thoroughly aired and
he linen changed.
X. All fatigue to be sedulously
.voided. No visitors admitted,
md no other person but one nurse
iud one attendant to help her.
XI. Patient's room never to be
eft'unattended for a moment, as
n the delirium of fever patient
night jump from bed and injure
XII. As to medicines and the
reatment of complications, the
inmediate medical attendant
nust be responsible.
XIII. As it is probable that the
lischarges from . the-bowels in
yphoid lever may be a source of
contagion, it is desirable that b?
:ore being thrown down the closet
?hey should be largely mixed with
bondy's fluid or some other
lismfectant. On the same
principle the strictest cleanliness
nust be observed in the sick
XIV. There is no reason to
aelieve that typhoid fever is
contagious from person to person
tn the oidinary way. The largest
experience shows that it does not
extend, like an ordinary contagious
disease, to nurses or others
attending upon patients under the
disease.-National Labor Tribune
Show us a national banker,
railroad officer or menopolist in
South Carolina and we will show
y4ou a bitter and venomous enemy
to Governor Tillman and a strong
supporter of the Sheppard-On
In the present condition of
forties in this State, an
ndependent is it possible, worse
than a radical, for he steals the
livery of Heaven to serve the devil
in.-Senator Wade Hampton'?
letter of June 17, 1888.
No one who knows Col. Has
kell (A. C.) can doubt hit
sincerity, his conscientionnes? oi
his Democracy. I certainly dc
not.-Senator Hampton's letter tc
Chairman Irby Oct. 29.1890.
In South America the native
children will arag huge centipede!
out of their holes and crunch then
up. The negroes of the West Indiei
eat baked snakes and the pain
worn fried in fat, but they canno
be induced to eat stewed rabbit
Arabs are fond of crocodiles ant
Borne portions of the creature ii
said to be white and tender wher
W. JASPER TALBERT.
Sketch of the Life of a Prominent
Allianceman and Democrat.
The following sketch is taken
from the Greenville Evening Dem
W. Jasper Talbert was born' in
Edgefield County, forty-six years
ago, of respectable parents, and
owing to his aggressivejo.ature and
the coming on of the war, his
educational advantages were
limited to the schools of his
native County and that of Due
West, in Abbeville, which he left
at the tender age of sixteen to
exchange the life of a ?tudent at
a Village school for that of a - pri
vate soldier in the army of his
country. The fatigues of camp
life, the long monotonous nights
of picket duty, the pains and
aches of disease, the clash of
arms in many of the most
sanguinary and hotly contested
battles of Virginia, cooled not the
ardor of the boyish soldier. So
fully did he discharge his duty, so
ceaseless and untiring his energy,
that his general-the brave and
accomplished soldier, Martin W.
Gary-called him from the ranks
of his command to assume the
duti?s of courier of his staff, and
so well did he do this hazardous
duty that when the storm had
past and the shrill blast of the
cavalry bugler's call was hushed
in Gary's command forever, and
the flag for which he braved
death an hundred times was furled
and peac*> restored to our South
land, and he sought legislative
honors of his County, his life-long
friend and commander, General
Gary, said in introducing him
that "wherever duty commanded
Jasper would go if it cost him his
After the war, finding himself al
most pennilesSjhaving nothing but
the soil of his fields-he accepted
the situation and realized the truth
of John Plowman's words, "He who
by the plow would thrive must
either hold himself, or drive," and
with the same quick determination
and manly resolution that has
ever characterized him, Colonel
Talbert grasped the plow-handle
with the same dexterity with
which he so lately wielded a
cavalry sabre. Not being satisfied
to tread the path of life alone, he
won the hand of Miss Sue Garrett,
one of Edgefield's fair and
accomplished daughters, and it is
of the days when he followed his
plow and his young bride per
formed all the household duties
that he delights most to speak.
As a farmer, Mr. Talbert was a
success, and in this, his chosen .
field, discovered the same ideas of
energy and economy that mark
him as a man of business to-day.
In 1880 he was elected to the
Legislature and again in 1882, and
in 1884 he was elected to the
Senate from his County over one
of the best and purest men in the
State. During these years of public
service the abilities of Colonel
Talbert as a ready debater and
logical reasoner began to show the
people of South Carolina that in
him they had % friend and able
advocate. Though from the ranks
of the sunburned plowmen, he had
the courage of his convictions and
was ready to dare and do valiant
service in their cause. These
sterling qualities were recognized
in 1890 when he was made
president of that much-abused
and hated March convention of
farmers, which since has been
recognized and adopted by the
same ' men who were first to
condemn and denounce it as
undemocratic, thus showing that
Colonel Talbert and the handful
of patriots that met on the 27th of
March were far-seeing and
Colonel Talbert was one of the
first men in the State to take the
stump and advocate a change in
the government and in him Captain
Tillman found one of his ablest
lieutenants. He was president
of the memorable August conven
tion of 1890 in which the passion
of men assembled as Democrats
got the better of their reason and
attirues made a fratricidal strife
imminent. But with a steady
hand and iron nerve, commending
presence and mien, Colonel Talbert
maintained the equilbrium of the
convention and guided it safely to
the end. Again intSeptember did
the people demand his services as
the presiding officer of the State
D?mocrate convention which
nominated South' Carolina's far
mer Governor, and by his matchless
presence of mind and ability as a
presiding officer guided it safely
through the long hours of the night
that was made hideous by the cries
of passion and prejudice of
stalwart sons of South Carolina.
With the upheaval and change
of State officers Colonel Talbert
was chosen Superintendent of the
State Penitentiary, and here he
has shown his crowning ability as
an economist, and we volunteer to
say that his administration will
compare with any of a similar
institution in the United States.
Kindness and firmness, coupled
with industry and economy, has
reduced the prison death rate and
added shekels to the treasury. -
As an Allianceman he per h aus
stands second to none in South
Carolina. He joined in the first
organization of this county, and
has held, with great credit to him
self, many positions of honor and
trust within its ranks. He was a
delegate to St. Louis, and helped
formulate the first demands of the
Alliance, which were afterwards
adopted and ratified by various
labor organizations throughout
the South and West, and which
were ratified by delegates from
thirty-five States of the Union, at
Ocala, Florida, by a practically
unanimous vote of the National
Farmers' Alliance and Industrial
Union, at the meeting of which
Colonel Talbert was one of the
representatives from South Caro
lina. These are now called "the
IQ all the relations of life, as a
neighbor, friend and public official.
Colonel Talbert has been faithful
to every trust, zealous as a church
member, Sunday school worker,
legislator or Allianceman. On
the rostrum Colonel Talbert's
voice has been heard in no uncer
tain sounds in the cause of truth
and right, and in the fight for
equal rights to all, and * special
privileges to none, and has at all
times been found foremost in the
Yielding to the entreaties of his
host of friends in the Second
Congressional District, Colonel
Talbert has.decided to accept their
offers of support, and under the
Alliance banner continue the fight
until victory shall crown their
effot to make "equal rights to
all" the watchword in his district,
and the "Ocala Demands as house
The greatest enemy of the gospel
to day is worldliness in the
churches. The fact cannot be
ignored or denied. Many a pastor
has his pulpit in a spiritual ice
house and the people' are ' as cold
and immovable as blocks of ice.
Tue Spring: is Upon Us,
And we are receiving this week a
nice line of Spring Calicoes, Ging
Call and examine tnem.
W. H. TURNER & Co.
Bridge Letting. .
ONE or more County Commissioners
will be at Rogue Shoals bridge, on
Stevens Creek, on Thursday, 19th day
of May, at IO o'clock a. m., for the pur-'
pose of letting the building of a swing
ing arch on said bridge, reserving
the right to reject any and all bids.
J. A. WHITE, C. C., E. C.
JAS. M. COBB
P POP?LflD PIPS.
New Lawns, Cheverons, ChaH'ies,
and Calicos only 5c yard.
We are selling the best bargains
in Clothing and Gents Goods that
have been offered this season.
Don't fail to examine our Shoe
stock-20% cheaper than ever
offered. Our line of
Ladies' Oxford Ties
and Kid Button Boots, will aston
ish you. Buy "Jas. M. Cobb" $2.00
and $3.00 Shoe, all warranted.
Our 50c, 75c, and $1.00 Shirts
' are the best in the market.
Our prices on domestic goods are
way down low ; and we do not hes
itate to say we can sell you the
best CASH bargains in town.
Call at Once,
And get flr.s-class choice of those
beautiful French Sateens, only 16c. a
yard, at TV. H. TTJBNEB & Co.
ALL persons are forewarned not to
hire or give any employment to
Bob Kimbrell, as he is under contract
with me for the year 1892. The law
will be enforced on any persons who
disregard this notice.
- OPENING -
J. W. LONG.
C. B. DOSCHER. CHAS. E. PETTY. . R. A. F RAIN.
DOSCHER & CO.
606 Broad St., AUGUSTA, GA.
We keep the best of everything in our line. We invite our Edge
field friends to ca?l and see us when in the city. On hand a full line of
March, April, and May
.9 . ? .:: _ .-. ? ?- . " '* ...
I will sell EGGS to person* in Edenfield county, at $1.50per'H?tting of 13."BeridT
for illustrated circular, showing SHOW record. Farmers can do no' better
than to PLANT a few chickens this year.
HENRY P. COOK,
GRANITE VILLE, S. C.
FOR A LARGE ASSORTMENT AND LOW PRICES,
Edgefield, S. C._
TXTE are receiving SPRING GOODS every day and will be glad to
have the public come and see them. We do not require you
to buy but only wish to satisfy you that we have a nicer selection than
you can get elsewhere in the town. Also that
We Guarantee Prices.
Everything has come in except Dress Goods, Gloves, Hosiery and
Embroidery ; these goods we are looking for every day. We will have
a LARGER and MUCH NICER line of DRESS GOODS this season
Ma ntau a, laLlxig,
We have added Mantua Making to our business. Miss Amoss, a
celebrated dress maker from Baltimore, will preside over this depart
ment. Remember we guarantee every dress to fit. Our terms are
We will also carry a large line of Ladies' and Gents' Shoes, the
best, without any exception, that has ever been brought to this place ;
having bought close and discounted every bill we care nothing for
completion. Try us and see I
Zepliyrs and SilksB
We have added Zephyrs and Embroidery Silks to our stock ;
come and see them before they are picked over as they are selling very
We will not quote prices or mention, at this time, the different
kinds of goods we carry in stock, as we keep everything that is wanted
in a first-class dry goods store. You will save money by trying us
all we ask is a trial and we will convince you.
PEARCE & ALLEN.
E. R- Schneider,
IMPORTEES OF FIXE
Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
AND DEALER8 IX
Bourbon Rye and Corn Whiskey.
<5oi and 8o2 Broad Street,