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THOS. J. ADAMS, . - ./. -. EDITOR.
Who said that genater Butler
was going to take the stump |
against Ben Tillman?
Beloved, anybody can tell you,
after next Tuesday, who was
elected Governor, but we will tell
you now, so that you can rest
easily in your little beds and
sleep the sleep of the just. There
is no more doubt about Tillman's
election than there is that Daniel j
was in the lions den and didn't |
eat up the lions.
Judge Norton has decided the
State printing case in favor of the
present administration ; thereat j
the Columbia State belabors him.
We always knew Judge Norton
to be a good man and an able Judge,
and now we know him to be brave
as well, for otherwise he would not
have made a decision that he
knew would bring upon him vials
of wrath and vituperation from the
Uncle George Tillman said at
Dry Creek last Friday that he
wanted everybody to understand
that he wasn't swinging on to Ben
Tillman's coat tails." Is it so that
Uncle George Tillman isn't a Till
manite? The idea of Uncle George,
who is twenty years older than Ben
swinging onto his little bud's coat j
tails is very funny. Perhaps, how
ever it isnt at all mortifiying to Un
cle George to know that the balance
?t*u8, to the tune of a hunded thou
sand or'more, are swinging to |
little Ben's coat tails.
EDGEFIELD COUNT Y TAXES.
The State taxes collected by|
Treasurer J. H. Watson in Edge
' fleld county during the fiscal year j
1889- 90 under Richardson's ad-1
ministration, on an assessed valua
tion of $5,412,444 was $27,491.58.
The State taxes collected by Treas
urer Stevens during the fiscal year
1890- 91 on an assessed valuation
of $6,250,658 was $27,278.68, a
difference in favor of- Ben
Tillman of $212.90. This isn't
much as dollars and cents, but it
is a straw that shows the Tillman
wind is blowing in the direction
of retrenchment and economy, and
when we remember that the!
amount of taxable property in
Edgefield county has been in
creased from $5,414,444 to $6,250,
658 in one short year, and that the
taxes collected on those $6,250,658
are less then the taxes collected
on" the-.. $5,414.444", ' it means a
great deal, don't it Mr. Callison?
FACTS AND FIGURES.
In another column we publish a
communication from the Hon. Jas.
Callison, in which he undertakes
to question the accuracy of Mr.
May field's speech, published in the
ADVERTISER week before last.
We invite the attention of our
readers to this letter as by just such
figures and arguments as there
used have the few antis in Edge
field county been deluded into be
lieving the worse the better reason.
That figures don't lie is an old
truism, but they may be made very
subservient tools in the hands of
those who have already made up
their minds as to what they wish
the result to be before putting the
figures to paper. Mr. Callison has
evidently made up his mind that
Tillman's administration ought to
be a financial failure and the
figures ought to be found to prove
it, but to his figures.
The last two lines of Mr. Calli
son's tabulated statement make, ?
comparison between Richardson
and Tillman's administrations, the
last line showing the total State L
tax levy under Tillman to have If
aggregated $799,247, while the
previous year, under Richardson,
it was $790,663, a difference in
Richardson's favor of $8,584, at | f
least this is Mr. Callison s assump
tion. Now, if Mr. CalliBon means
anything by this statement and
this comparison, he means to con
vey the idea that Tillman's ad
ministration received into the
coffers of the State Treasury for
the fiscal year, 1890-91, $8,584 more
than Richardson received the year J ?
previous. Bu? such is not the "fact,
and Mr. Callison must know it. If
the railroads, anil the banks, and
the corporationsAand land loan
associations had paid their taxes,
as the farmers have dW, then Till
man's administration^ould have
received $8,584 more than Rich
ardson, but owing to the niachija
tionB of your friends, Mr. Camis?n,
these taxes were not paid, and are
now locked , up by suits in the
courts ; and the truth ia. that, in
stead of receiving more than Rich
ardson, Tillman's administration
received, for all purposes, $56,
165.15 less. We get these figures
from Comptroller Generic Vernor
But admitting, for the sak\ of
argument, that Mr. Callison's
nres are correct, and that Tillman^ Ji]
administration received more than
Richardson's, what then? It would
be a feather in ; Tillman's. cap
rather than otherwise, for the tax
levy was | mill less than under
Richardson, and the burden of the
taxpayer that much less. Now we
have shown that your assumption,
that Tillman had received more
State taxes than Richardson, to be
false, and. that, whether true or
false, the Tillman administration
is, financially speaking, away
ahead " bf Richardson ' and the
hounds. But let us chop a little
more logic on that line : If Till
man collected a smaller tax than
Richardson by $56,165.65, as both
your Comptroller General Vernor j
and our Comptroller General
Ellerbe's report prove, then the
people are burdened that much
less. Now the other horn of your
dilemma: If Tillman collected
$8,584 more than Richardson, and
burdened the tax payers \ mill less,
as is also gospel truth, then Till
man not only relieved the people
to the extent of that ? mill, but
proves himself to be a financier of
the first water by increasing the
revenue, or in other words, Tillman
has solved the problem of "how
to decrease the taxes and increase
the revenue." Did you ever hear
of any former Governor of South
Carolina working out such a prob-1
lem as that? And yet your own
figures show that Ben Tillman has ]
done that very thing.
The figures, however, which
tickle Mr. Callison^-more than all
others are the ones contained in
next to the last paragraph, and be
low his tabulated statement; and
so sure is he of* having convicted
Mr. Mayfield of inaccuracy by
means of these figur?s that he begs
him to remember the fate of
Ananias; en passant, we would re
mark that in the case of Ananias
punishment came after conviction.
The Comptroller General's reports
are, however, more pertinent to
the issues than quotations from
the Good Book. These reports are
before us and we quote as follows :
Richardson's Comptroller General,
Vernor, gives on page eight of his
report a statement "of all receipts
from all sources at the S cate Treas
ury, from Nov. 1, 1889, to Oct. 31,
1890, to be $1,129,918.63."
Tillman's Comptroller General,
Ellerbe, on page three of his re
port gives a total "of all receipts
from all Bources for the fiscal year
beginning Nov. 1,1890, and ending
Oct. 31, 1891, as $1,073,752.98."
These statements, official, and j
from both sides, show that instead
of Tillman's having received I
$112,908.68 more than Richardson,
as stated by Mr. Callison, he re-1
ceived $56J65.65Jfe*s. The sam*
reports snow a greater airreiunw
in the expenses of running the two
administrations. Verner's report,
page twelve, gives the total ex
penses of the Richardson admin
istration for the fiscal year 1889-90!
as $1,153,920.64, while the total j
expenses of running Tillman's ad
ministration for the fiscal year
1890-91 (we quote from Ellerbe's
report, page seven) were $1,059,
9-23.59, a difference in favor of
Tillman of $93,996.64.
In his first campaign Gov. Till
man promised that if elected he
would save the State one hundred
thousand dollars the first year.
Don't you think, Mr. Callison, that
the $93,996,64 is near enough to
save his bacon; and don't you,
claiming to be a lover of your
country, think it about time that
your personal animosity and preju
dice against so good a Governorl
should abate? It must do so, Mr.
Callison, or you will stand con-|
neted of allowing your personal)
antipathy to pervert your judg
ment, warp your moral vision, and |
Dbliterate your sense of justice,
md we don't believe you are that
kind of a hair-pin, are you?
Trial Justice Districts
Edgefield county is divided into
.en Trial Justice districts, known
is first, second, etc. That there
nay be no mistake in voting, we
jive the territory contained in the
several districts as follows, and
;aken from the Statutes :
First District-Coleman aud
Second-Rinehart and that por
ion of Norris Township not in
cluded in tenth district.
Third-Those portions of Ward
md Mobley Townships not in
luded in the tenth district, and
Fourth-Pickens, Wise, and
Fifth-Meriwether, Gregg, and
Sixth-Woshington, Ryan, and
Seventh-Talbert, Hibler, and
Eighth-Blocker and Gray
Ninth-Cooper and Dean Town- a
Tenth-Embraces those portions t
f Ward, Mobley, and Norris e
'ownships included in the follow- t
ig lires: Beginning at Ward's e
in-house, running thence south,
mnecting with the Aiken road IL
t Silas Yonce's house thence I fi
mtheast down the Aiken road to
ie Aiken line at Lybrand's mill,
lenee along the Aiken county
ne east to the waters of Chinqua- fi
ig.near Moses Holstein's, thence T
estward to J. R. Watson's, thence OJ
estward to Watson's store, thence
mthward back to Ward's gin
rase. I ir
There will be a separate box and j tl
?ll list at each and every voting
icinct in the county for Trial
Ei DRTHE CAMPAIGN.
GRAND RALLY OF THE
Tbe Baffle (or Reform Closes
1?re it flripated.
ELLERBE'S DEFENSE OF THE STATE.
The Meeting a Perfect Ovation
to Gov. Tillman-He Makes a
Ringing Speech and Courts an
Investigation of His Steward
ship-Humbert, Orr and Shep
pard Speak for the Antis.
LAURENS, S. C., Aug. 20.-The
campaign has closed. Tillman
has won and peace to their ashes.
The: Sheep have been led to the
slaughter and in ten days their
graves will be decorated with tens
of thousands of Reform votes. Their
woe-begone visages attest defeat.
To-day's meeting was a perfect
Tillman love feast.
Between 3,009- and 4,000 people
were present, four-fifths of whom
were Tillmanites. About 100
ladies were present, and they were
all for Tillman.
The last campaign meetiug was
held i to-day four miles from
Laurens. No minister was present
and the Laurens brass band opened
the proceedings with music. The
speakers' stand was elaborately
decorated with flags, flowers and
farm and garden products, with
watermelons thrc ,vn in.
At ll o'clock County Chairman
E. M. Smith introduced the first
speaker, Comptroller General
One of the distinct features of
the meetiug was the appearance in
debate of Comptroller General
Ellerbe. He was greeted with
much applause, both for his hand
some, youthful appearance and for
the admirable record he has made
in his conduct of his office, and
the triumphant manner in which
he has withstood the siege of
criticism and abuse sinca he took
charge of its affairs.
He began by modestly asserting
that he could not make a speech,
and concluded by proving to the
satisfaction of the vast assemblage
that he was not only a natural
born speaker, but a clear and
skillful gladiator in debate. He
condensed more in less space and
time than any speaker in the cam
paign. He boldly asserted that if
he did not disprove the charges
against him and the conduct of
his office, he would not expect the
votes of the men who made the
Farmers' movement a success.
The first part of his speech was
devoted to showing the condition
of the office when he took charge.
He then went on to show that one
of the principal objects in placing
the property of the State at its
approximately true value was to
proclaim to the financial world
that South Carolina was by no
means a poverty/stricken commpn
-^liX^-k^^^lWhich under fair
conditions should rank with the
best in the Union.
He handled without gloves the
assertion that his office discrimina
ted against corporate property. He
denied such assertion and proved
that even after the increase of the
assessment of railroads they were
not assessed at a higher valuation
than that of other property.
He instanced the Columbia and
Greenville Railroad, its assessment
being $10,500, and stated that
this valuation was about at par,
considering the . real value of the
road, with other property assess
ments. He a1 i submitted the case
of the South Corolina Railway
with $500,000 in first mortgage
bonds and second mortgage bonds
quoted at 98,w0rth about $500,000.
Yet it was assessed at less than 50
per cent, of its actual value, and
yet, he said, it is persistently stated
that we are discriminating against
He said that the way railroads
were managed in Georgia had no
bearing on the way they should be
managed in South Carolina. We
have our own laws to enforce, and
not those of Georgia.
Governor Sheppard had stated at
Greenville that the Charleston and
Savannah Railroad was assessed
at $7,000 a mile in Georgia, and at '
$13,000 a mile in South Carolina. 1
Turning to Sheppard, he said :
Did you say that, Governor Shep- .
Sheppard : Yes, sir, that was my 1
information, but I also stated the 1
source of my information. (
Ellerbe : Well let us see what .
the facts are. I hold in my hand a 1
letter with an extract from the 1
report of tho Comptroller General i
>f Georgia, in which it is stated *
Jiat the Charleston and Savannah 1
Railway is assessed at $201,698 in ?
Georgia, and there are eleven and (
hree-tenths miles of road in that
state, which will make the assess- "
nent something over $17,000 per
The Comptroller General also I
eferred to the Port Royal Rail- (
oad, showing that it was assessed c
it $16,000 in Georgia, and only i
ilO.OOO in South Carolina. t
He then took up the bank cases t
ind reviewed them, giving figures g
0 8howthat nearly $1,000,000 of y
he Germania Bank in Charleston i
scaped taxation au** $56,000 of u
he Newberry National Bank also S
scaping taxation. g
He then quoted from the statute b
aw h'a authority for issuing his p
amous circular to Auditors,
laintaining that they were strictly a
.ithin the letter of the statute. lc
He then proved conclusively ii
rom official records that Governor ii
illman had saved in taxes $142,- ir
00 within the past two years. c<
He maintained vigorously that si
Bvelopments since Tillman's tc
lauguration left no room to doubt J,
ie incipient rottenness which Till- ra
ian had charged. The Comp- ui
oller General referred to various si
?ortages and other crookedness, I it
the- substance of which h
appeared from time to time in t
newspapers. He concluded by pa
ing a glowing tribute to Tillmauj
a man and as a statesman.
This part of his speech, "?i
j indeed all his many good poii
I were well taken and succeeded <
.making, for him a reputation be
as a clear thinker, a logic
reasoner and a fluent and forcifc
The .next speaker was Candids
Humbert. His speech consist
of trying to lay the blame, of stri
and passion on the Tillmanites.
He was con stanly told by. i.
Reformers that they didn't wi
to hear him, but he kept on. I
claimed that the antis were adv:
j ing what was for the- interests
all the people.
Voice : You are after your o\
interest, that's all ; we know- yo
He harped on the Penitentia:
farm, and said it lowered the pri
of cotton. The guano questk
mixed him.all up. He said Til
man had said two years ago th
the manufacturer who produc<
guano below the standard shou
be put in the Penitentiary, but
had not been done*
Tillman : There was a case i
that kind right here in Laurel
County, but your grand jury thre
it out. [Tremendous cheering f<
Tillman.] . ?
Humbert then tried to defer
the grand jury, but failed ignomi]
iously. He next traveled all ovi
the United States on agricultor;
departments, but the people di
-Voice: You can change tl
moon, but not a Tillmanito.
Taxes and corporations can:
next, and the speaker said tl
latter should not be made to bei
more than their share of - tl
burden, but failed to show thi
they were obliged to do so. H
sought to vindicate his side froi
the Haskell i te taint, but it, like a
the rest of his Bpeech, fell fli
among the people who know hil
Voice-How did you vote? N
Hon. W. C. Benet came nexl
and bcgon by paying a compl:
ment to Laurens as being the hom
of Senator Irby and Congressmai
Shell and the famous "Shell man:
fe'sto." Ben Tillman had- tried fe
years to stir up the people, but h
allowed himself to be made Go\
ernor the Greenville News deserte?
him simply for that.
Benet tackled the bond fundin
and showed how it was done unde
Richardson and undor Tillmar
In the former case the moneie<
men of the State helped the ad
ministration. Turning to the Gov
ernor he asked if they helped him
Tillman-No; they fight m
from Dan to Bersheba.
Benet said that a banker ha<
told him that it was all stu!
about Tillman injuring the -credi
of South Carolina. That it was ?
trick to buy the bonds cheap.
Orr : Mr. Benet, what banke
Benet: He is a banker, tha
stands as high as any. _ JjjjL . -
i- _,_..u rmi- that uanke:
burn powder in the war? That wai
the test of a man's devotion t(
South Carolina. .
Ball from Laurens: Can he take
a bond? Can Nicholson take t
Benet: I know nothing aboui
that, but have given an Ames!
man's hoLest opinion.
Benet advocated the $3 poll tax,
and said the othor side charge
Tillman with being an enemy of
the poor man's pocket, but that he
charged them with being the
enemy of the poor man's children.
He said Youmans with his scrap
book had even gotten poor Hum
bert hunting scraps He suggested
that Youmans publish his scrap
book to held him pay his campaign
expenses as he would never be
Great enthusiasm was evoked, by
Benet's clever annihilation of the
antis claims and boasts.
Candidate Orr was the next
speaker. He began by showing
Benet's attitude toward Tillman
two years ago.
Benet here asked that Youmans
read from his scrap-book on the
subject and he would be satisfied.
Orr pitched into Tillman~for
everything he could think of, de
nounced the $3 poll tax? the
constitutional convention and the
county government bill.
His speech made but little im
pression, and he waB interrupted,
sjood naturedly, all the way
through. Tillman had to interceede
?vith the crowd in order that he
jould get a hearing.
Referring to the Gower matter
n Greenville, he said Gower had
run a Republican, years ago,
igainst a Democrat for Mayor of
jreenville, and tried to justify his
.ecent defeat by a negro, who was
lupported by the antis of that
The next sppaker was Governor
The conspicuous event of the
lay here as elsewhere in the cam
>aign, was the appearance of
xovernor Tillman before the
rowd. It was a long time before '
ie could be heard. He was about
0 address the Tillmanites in the I
lome of Senator Irbv and Con
ressman Shell, in the county in
rhich the movement of 90' received i
ts greatest impulse, and which, i
nder the consummate %kill of <
lenator Irby since that time, has
rown strogner and stronger, day
y day, until it is now an irresisible <:
olitical force. ?
There was a good deal of pride t
nd zeal exhibited by the local
caders in Laurens that this meet- s
ig should eclipse all others in the t
itensity of its enthusiasm, and o
1 the decency and order of its
induct. This was eminently (
iccessful, and this is the place 1
? mention the part played by Col.
, D. M. Shaw of High Point in
taking the meeting such an
tidisputed success socially, aud
ich a triumph for Tillman pol
ically, He was the chairman of p
committee on arrangements. Wit!
a brigade of assistants he selecte<
and put in shape the beautifu
grove at Boyd's Cross Roads fo
the purposes of the meeting. Th
stage, noted elsewhere, was dec
orated under his supervision.
Excellent accommodations wer
provided for the ladies, and th
immense crowd was supplied witl
the purest spring water all day. 1
more delightful place could no
have been chosen, and it has beei
appropriaely christened "Tillma]
grove" by Colonel Shaw.
Everybody at the meetting, ant
especially Colonel Shaw's man;
battalions of lady friends, con
gratulated Ifim on his arrange
ments, which made so large a par
of the pleasures of the day.
But to return to Tillman. I
would be difficult to describ? tb
effect the appearance of the grea
leader had on the assemblage. T<
say that the crowd went wil<
would be but to express it mildly
Cheer after cheer arose, and tb
demonstrations of applause, wav
ing of hats,waving of handkerchief
by ladies, and other indications o
the warmth of the Governor's re
ception lasted for more than tei
minutes, during which time Tie wa
obliged to stand and accept grace
fully the pleasing inevitable.
Immediately after this a distur
bance took place on the right o
the stage, which, being personal ii
its character, had no ill effects 01
the subsequent conduct of the
meeting. It was only those wh<
did not see the disturbance, ant
especially the ladies, who were a
all annoyed by the occurrence.
When peace was declared Gov
ernor Tillman began his speech?
but not until he had received ?
secoua and mere intense editior
of his first reception. He com
plimented Laurens County on itt
loyalty to the cause k?own as the
Farmers' Movement, a county
which had always stood by B. R
Tillman and which was going tc
do it again.
He recalled to the attention ol
the audience that now, as in "9C
they had the privilege of freemen
of having 'political issues dis
cussed and choosing their represen
tatives. He maintain?d that the
joint discussion two years ago wa?
rendered absolutely necessary
because heretofore the government
was run by newspaper editors
who had become infamous liars,
and absolutely incapable of telling
the truth. There was no othei
way then to reach the people than
by public discussion.
The discussions was also a
school for ring-rule politicians
who are now going to the people ae
their schoolmasters. They are
being taught that in the future
the majority must submit and that
if there is any appeal to the negro
they must be beaten as was
The campaign had taught the
people both their rights and their
duty. It had aroused them from
lethargy and stagnation to a sense
of their independence and power.
The people were teaching the" ring
masters that there shall be no
inore arv mc-rigUt m South Caro
lina and that the people were no
longer the fools the ring masters
believed them to be. It aleo
teaches the same lesson that revo
lutions don't go backwards
Governor Tillman here referred
to the manner in which the
compaign of 1890 was fought, He
referred to his leadership, and
defied thc opposition to point out
a single official act in which he had
been found derelict, and yet the
opposition wanted the people to
send him home in disgrace. Two
years ago they swore that March
conventions were undemocratic.
Yet in 1892 Governor Sheppard
and his ticket appear before you
as the nominee of a March conven
tion. They nominated their ticket
by a commitee after the most
approved old ring rule fashion
and system, this ticket being, in
fact, a corporation ticket.
The opposition was learning
very fast, he thought, and he had
no doubt that in about four years
or more they could be taught some
sense and politics.
They claimed that there was no
difference between the platforms,
or, in other words, they had simply
stolen the livery of heaven to
serve the devil in.
He had said at Greenville that
they were Haskellites in disguise,
and at Darlington, the home of
Mciver, he stated that there was
sn the ticket one who had voted
for Haskell, and that there was
me in Laurena who dyi not vote
the Democratic ticket on the last
Humbert : Do you refer to me?
Tillman: Yes, sir.
Humbert: Well,I will say that
it that time j was callsd to the
jebside of a sick son at Spartan
iurg, and I voted no where. I may
jay, too, that I was so unfortunate
is to lose that boy on that occasion.
Tillman : If you will say, sir,
hat you would have voted for me
f you had stayed at home, I will
tpologize for having mentioned
Humbert made no reply ; the ?
Governor Tillman next touched
ipon the subject of the manner in
rhich the Legislature of 1890
?andled the affairs of the Reform
Qovement. He explained how
everal members had their views
hanged by John C. Haskell and ?
>ther, who thwarted every endeavor -
o pass laws in accord with the '?
bjects of the movement. It was
ll charged to him, of course, and
he cry now was anything to beat
rillman. But the people were
hrewd enough to understand .
hat it was them and not him the (
pposition was after.
He paid his respects to Colonel
)rr and Governor Sheppard as
laving served the Richmond and
)anville Railroad, and William
'erry Murphy as having served
he Atlantic Coast Line? Don't
ae people know very well that
ley loved the railroad too well to 1
ase any laws that would hurt
such corporations. They wouh
be in favor of a"compromise" an(
not a just payment of taxes on ai
honest valuation, the kind o
compromise they wanted him h
make in the Coosaw case.
He didn't see why he was nol
accorded the privilege of holding
the office a second term, and thei
retiring to private life. But no, ii
their mad haste to regair power
in their implacable desire fo
revenge, they put up the slugge:
this Giant of the Piedmont am
thislitttle fellow, and the othe
rock crushers, Mr. Murphy, ant
the rest, and thinking that I woul<
have no assistant BpeakerB, the1
would simply talk me to death
[Great laughter and applause*]
He amused the audience b;
describing Orr as a failure, as !
Daniel come to judgment and as ;
prophet. He referred bitterly h
Orr's statement that he was un
worthy to unlatch Judge Wallace'
He thought the Newberry riot
was precipitated possibly for th
purpose of assassinating him, ii
the desperate hope that silencio:
his voice would deprive the peopl
of their leader and destroy th
movement. Perhaps the riot of
moment ago had a similar purpose
either to prevent him from speak
ing or to dispose of him by a BV
The opposition hated him becaus
he told truth, and yet Orr ha<
stated that the preachers and ladie
of South Carolina were opposed t<
He here took a hand primary o
the ladies, who unanimously vote?
themselves as followers and no
opposers of Tillman. There wa
another primary taken, in whicl
the men alone participated, show
ing that fully four-fifths, as previ
ously stated, were for Tillman fire!
last and all the time.
The remaining portions of th
Governor's speech were devoted t<
the di. Hussion of the constitutiona
convention, the new county gov
ernmentplan and the $3 poll tax
His exposition of these issues wai
very clear and carried convictioi
home to all but a few of the audi
He spoke with unusual fervo
and impetuosity. He was seven
in his counter criticisms of th
arguments used against hi
position in these matters, and fron
his through familiarity with th
subjects was abre to give very man;
practical iilustrations of his theor
in these cases.
Indeed, his argument in each
branch of the subject here was si
connected and concise that ni
thing but a verbatim report woul<
do him justice. It may be said ii
general terms that he. easily brus
hed away the cobwebs which havi
been woven around his views fy
the ring orators, and so con
elusively did he combat oppositioi
that he left that yeomanry o
Laurens in thorough sympathy
with his ideas on the poll tax
constitutional convention and th
proposed method for futnre countr
government, as shown by the han?
nrimajries-ia each- o??0-S-9P.-B
W. L. DOUGLAS
$3 SHOE CENTIMEN.
And other specialties fo
Gentlemen, Ladles, Boys ani
Hisses are the
Best in the World.
See descriptivo advert?s*
ment which will appear li
Take no Substitute
but insist on haring VV. Lt
name and price stamped M
bottom. Sold by
?J lsd! COBB,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Of each member of your family will
cost less than heretofore. Prices latel>
IR, TL IM! I IM S,
EDGEFIELD C. H.
General ? Re
G. B, COURT
I have opened General Repaii
will be pleased to receive the pat
General Repairs and Overhauling,
Steam Engines, Mo
In fact anything and all thing
leed repairs will receive the most i
it my hands. All work guarantee
ne a trial.
Prices Low an<
GK B; COT
EDGEFIELD C. H.,
w. r>. i
funs, Rifles, Revolvers, Cartrii
All Kinds of ?
A full line of Keys always on hi
028 Broad ?t.,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Court Common Pleas.
THE BRITISH AND AMERICAS
MOBTGAGE COMPANY, (Ximit'd
MIMS MOBLEY, et al.
NOTICE is hereby given that by vir
tue of the judgment of foreclosure
in this cause, I will sell at Edgefleh
Court House, South Carolina, on sales
day in September, 1892, the following
described realty, to wit :
No. 1. All that piece or tract of lan?
lying, situate and being in Edgefieh
county and State of South Carolins
containing fifty-eight and one-bal
(58>?) acres, more or less, on Min
Creek, and bounded bylands of J. M
Bushton, the Baborn lands, and others
No. 2. All that tract of land, lying
situate and being in the county o
Edgefield and State of South Carolins
containing one hundred and forty
three and one-half (143>?) acres, mor
or less, one Mine Creek of Salud
River, and bounded by lands of J. ll
Bushton, the Baborn lands, Elie
Walton and others.
TERMS OF SALE : One-half cash, an
the balance on a credit of one yeai
with interest from day of sale. Pur
chaser to give bond and a mortgage t
secure the payment of the credit por
tion, or all cash at purchasers opt ?or
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. BOATH,
Master E. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CABOL1NA,
COUNTY OF EDGKFJELD.
In the Court of Common Pleas.
PUBSUANT to the judgments an<
orders of the court aforesaid, sev
erally made in the cases below entitled
I will offer for sale at public out-cr?
before the Court House in the town o
Edgefield, County and State aforesaid
on the first Monday in September next
(being the fifth day of said month]
between the legal hours of sale, th
real estate in each case described, oi
the terms therein specified, viz :
In the case of THE AMERICA!
FREEHOLD LAND MOBTGAG1
COMPANY OF LONDON, (Limit
JOHN O. SEIGLEB, Defendant.
All that tract or parcel of land ly inj
and being situated in the County o
Edgetield and State of South Carolina
to wit: Four hundred and flfteei
(415) acres, more or less, boundei
North by lands of L. J. Miller, Eas
by lands of Mrs. C. Crafton and L. J
Miller, South by lands of H. Franklin
and West by lands of Jefferson Briggs
TERMS OF SALE : One-half cash, an?
balance on a credit of one year, witl
interest from the day of sale. Credi
portion to be secured by a mortgagi
of the premises and bond of purchaser
or all cash at the purchasers option.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. BOATH,
Master E. C.
In the Case of THE AMERICAS
MORTGAGE COMPANY Ol
SCOTLAND, (Limited), Plaintiff,
SARAH E. WINN.
All that tract or parcel of land ly in j
and being situated in the County o
Edgefield and State of South Carolina
to wit- One hundred thirty-one acres
more or less, bounded on the North b;
lands of J. C. Lanier and W. A. Bey
nolds, on the East by lands of W. A
Beynolds and J. 0. Seigler, on tb
South by lands of M. C. Beynolds. am
on the West by lands of M. E. Seiglei
TERMS OF SALK : Onp-half cash, an?
the balance on a credit of one yeai
with interest from day of sale. Credi
portion to be secured by the bond o
the purchaser and a mortgage of th
premises, or all cash at purchasers op
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. BOATH,
Master E. C.
Splendid Farm For Sale.
QAQl ACHES of fine land, abou
?A) L\i two miles from Trenton, 10
acres just cleared, and made ready foi
the plow, balance in woods. Border
the railroad % mile. On it are 2 dwell
ings, 1 barn, 1 crib, 4 stables, buggj
house, wagon shelter, horse lot plan k et
in, and a good well, all complete am
brand new. The land lies well and ii
beautifully elevated. A fine oppor
tunity for watermelon-raising, a.<
there is a railroadjswitch on the place
Now is the time to get the cream of t
newly settled place. Will sell cheal
and on easy terms. If desired will
sell also oh the place 3 tine young
mules ages 4, 5 and 6, and wagon. Foi
particulars apply to
D. B. DUBISOE,
Beal Estate Agt>
Edgefield, S C.
ipair ? Shops,
ELD, S. C.
MY, PR PR.
r Shops at Edgffield, S. C., where I
ronage cf tho public in the line of
such as :
s, of all Kinds.
wers, Reapers, Gins,
TURER OF -
Hollie Mil Material.
s in the way of Machinery that may
careful and conscientious attention
id and done at short notice. Give
i Strictly Cash.
. - s. c.,
[TREK AND DEALER IN
tys, Mi Taft Cutlery,
and. Express orders solicited.
AUGUSTA, Gr A.
We are prepared to give you a
nice ticket for $1.50 per thousand.
Cash on delivery,
We will eave you money if you
will give us your
Cards, all kinds.
Estimates on all kinds of work
furnished on application.