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THOS. J. ADAMS, - - - - - EDITOR.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13/1892.
lije Democratic leif:
. OF NEW YORK.
FOR VICE-PRESIDENT :
OF ILLINOIS. -
Our Goneral.Election, comes off
on the 8th. of November, w
Mr. 3fc F. . Tighe, Senator. Irby.?
private ' secretary, is- ? ngaged in
writing a history of tie Reform,
Movement in South 'Carolina?. -
j" ll mm mm mmi M
John R. Tolbert, of Abbeville
county, has. been nominated for
Congress by the Republican con
vention which met in Anderson
The election held in Georgia
last week for Governor and other
State officers resulted in a Demo
cratic majority of 50,000. In
Florida the Democrats carried the
State by 20,000 votes, the People's
party polling only about 6,000.
This year,-1892,-i8 the one. hun
dredth anniversary of the Dem
ocratic party in the United States.
It has survived through good
repute and ill repute, ' lt con
trolled the nation for sixty -long
years and left not a .stain- pn its
escutcheon. It took the nation in
its swaddling clothes and turned
it over to the Republican party in
1861 the gem and the wonder of
earth. And sHIll the People's
troy it? Hardey.
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It is reported from Washington
that a large number of United
Skates Deputy Marshals and
supervisors of election will be
appointed for duty on election day
in the South. In - Alabama,
especially, the number will be
great. This is understood to be in
response to the request of le?ders
of the People's Party movement,
who have been playing into the
hands of the Republicans by
alleging' ?ll 6ort of ridiculous
things in connection with the result
of the Alabama State election
They see no hope of winning
themselves, but have determined
to do all in their power to assist
* enemies of the South to make a
force bill appear necessary-E x.
_STA TT?.T> A "NTCTSL. ?..:J'?:
Of all the, propositions, panaceas,
nostrums, platforms, and planks,
put forward by either or all of the
parties in this country 'for the
amelioration of th? condition of
the peopkj not one approaches in
magnitude or promise that plank
in the national Democratic plat
form which proposes to repeal the
10 par ceiit. tax oh State banks. In
the very humble opinion of the
ADVERTISER it is the Aladdin's
lamp with which every honest,
industrious, and frugal farmer in
this broad land may shine his way
to peace, prosperity, and piety.
Ex-Senator Ingalls, in a speech
made at Topeka on the 8th of
October, undertook to predict that,
as between Cleveland and Harrison
"the battle was to be fought in the
. Western and Northwestern States
and that Cleveland would surely
be defeated, unless enough, electors
were chosen for Weaver to prevent
Harrison's election." That little
word unless has a big hope in it for
Democracy. Ingalls would not
have used it unless he saw danger
in certain of the Western and
Northwestern States a brewing
for Harrison. Should Ingalls'
unless bear fruit and Cleveland be
elected because Weaver is "in it,"
then the "third party" will have
hurt Republicans more than Dem
ocrats^-all of which was prognos
ticated in these columns at the
birth of the "third party."
WHAT THE FIGURES SAY.
The figures say that since 1881
the corn crop of the South has in
creased 75 per cent, as against 71
per cent, in the rest of the
country; the cotton crop within
the same period has increased
from 5,500,000 bales to 9,000,000
bules-an increase in value, even
with the present low price, of
$200,000,000. In 1891 there were
nearly 50,000 miles of railroad in
the South, against less than
24,000 in '81-a gain of 87 per cent,
as against a gain of 56 per cent
in the rest of the country. The
passenger traffic of the same roads
increased during the same period
300 par cent. In pig iron manufac
ture the South's ontp?t jumped
from 451,000 tons in " ?881 to
1914,000 tons in 1891-f^? gain of
223 per cent, against a gain for
the rest of the country of 78 per
These are the figures as taken
from the Forum andjret we are not
The subject, prohibition, will
come up ;in our next Legislature
for discussion. The people have
passed upon this question and
say that they want a law bn th?
statute books'prohibiting the sale
of intoxicating liquors in this
State. The particular form of this
prohibitory statute-is left to the
discretion of the Legislature, but
it should be of such a nature as
to" giveTue"matter a fair test. To"
simply pass an act; "Be it enacted
that f romean d after the passage of
this act ,nb intqxi??tmg liquor
shall be sold within the State of
South ' Carolina," wpuld'nt be
giving prohibition ? fair trial, in"
fact it wouldn't [ amount; to a
row of pine, which any offender
could knock down with impunity.
If " a prohibition < statute is
enacted let there,, be a ppnishmeht
attached for the violation of it
? punishment aosolutely sure to
b&? visited ; upon ...the; offender;
condign., and s.wift. ,.\^ith a law
other' "than-this,"' prohibition
certainly will not prohibit.
The following persons have
been appo inted Democratic Super
visors of. election for Edgefield
country : ..
J. W-. Hardy, Johnston.
Joseph Ou zts. Edgefield.
JVS. Smyley, Meeting Street.
J. P. Hagoodj Pleasant Lane.
R. P. Holloway; Trapp's Store.
J. Coleman. Haltiwanger's Store.
A. B. Watson /Holstein's X Road.
j. B. Perry, Perry's Crossroads.
A. J. Coleman. Jr., Coleman's
A. L. Brunuon. Gheatham'e Store.
G. W. Medlock, Meriweather
Elbert Moudav, Jr., Landrum's
L. J. Willama. Liberty Hill.
J. B. Adam B, Red Hill.
E. B. Steadmau, Mount Willing.
Charles Carson, Richardsonville.
S. M. Smith. Trenton.
R. H. Cochran. Rehoboth.
J. W. Brooks, Modoc.
C. W. Mathews, Kinard's Store.
J. Freeland, Plum branch.
Disastrous Collision at Sea:
SEATTLE, WASH, October 6.
The Canadian Pacific Navigation
Company's steamer Premier was
struck by the steamer . collier
Willamette, in a dense fog off
Whidby Island, about ten miles
south bf Port Townsend, yesterday
afternoon. Four persons were killed
or drowned and several badly
wounded. The steam tug Goliah
arrived here this morning with
three of the dead, all of the
wounded and passengers, after
having spent several hours in an
attempt to save from the wreck
wedged in the wreck.
The dead are Johannas Mahe,
of Tacoma; Frank C. Wpinkooy,
Tacoma ; John Rankin, of Seattle,
and the unknow passenger, a man
about 40 years of age, whose body
is still in the wreck. An unknown
passenger jumped overboard and
drowned. The casualties were all
on the Premier. The latter vessel
left Port- Townsed shortly after
noon yesterday, bound for Seattle.
The fore cabin of the Premier was
smashed to splinters and the bow
of the Willamette was jammed into
the bow of the Premier. The
receding tide left both stranded
and stili interlocked.
Fatal Prize Fight in Memphis.
MEW^HIS, October 9.-A rattling
eight round mill took place last
night at the Amateur Athletic
Club in this city between Jack
Davis, a professional prize fighter
from Tezas, and Dick Barker, who
hails from-Louisville, and is at
present at work in Memphis as a
moulder, which resulted in the j
death of the latter at noon to-day.
Davis was seconded by Mike
Conly, "The Ithaca Giant" and
Bob Lee, a local sport. Barker had
[behind him Tom Matthews and
Jim Ryan. Up to the eighth round
the amateur had the best of the
fight, Davis being weak and
groggy. Towards the end of the
eighth round Davis landed a
swinging left hand blow on Bar
ker's chin, which knocked him
Nothing.serious was apprehen
ded until to-day, when Barker
took to his bed. Medical aid was
summoned, but to no purpose.
Barker died, and the doctors
decline to state until after the
autopsy, which will be held to
morrow, whether death resulted
from the force of the blow or from
congestion. Davis is in jail pend
ing an investigation. The seconds
are being arrested and placed un
In his last letter Bill Nye haB
this to say of the candidates of the
Third Party in North Carolina:
"The nominees on the Third Party
ticket in North Carolina seem to
be having some trouble already,
one having been arrested for using
profane language in the postoffice,
another for carrying cencealed
weapons, another charged with
eloping with his wife's sister, and
another with stealing a hog from
a widow woman during our late
war. I trust that these grave
charges will be refuted at an early
A law was passed in England in
1750 to the effect that at parries
"ladies must not get drunk on
any pretext whatever, and gentle
man not before 9 o'clock."
Young shade trees should be
trimmed into shape the first few
years after having been set out.
The beauty of a shade tree de
pends upon the shape given it when
The Making of Composts.
Recent discoveries in regard to
the natural production of available
nitrogen in the soil go to Confirm
the wisden of some practices
which have been in vogue for cen
turies, though now nearly obsolete
except among the old-fashioned
farmers. One of these practices is
tho making of composts. While
no one will underate the value of
commercial fertilizers for the
growth of crops, there is no reason
why the old methods of providing
manure should ? become obsolete.
There is room for every useful
practise still, and as the making of
manure is one of the indispens
able processes of the farm work it
must not be disused because we
can purchase more concentrated
fertilizers. For if, by mere labor,
a large quantity of rioh compost
may be made without the expen
diture of money, all this' thus
gained is so much saved.
There is nothing in the best ma
nure that does not exist in the
common materials that make
composts. Vegetable matter,
either fresh or decayed, contains
all the elements of yard -manure,
and it only remains for the farmer
to gather whatever he can can and
j decompose the mass. It has long
been known that a mixture of
j vegetable matter with moist earth
and lime, if heaped and exposed to
the heat of the summer, becomes
exceedingly rich in nitric acid, and
this acid combining with the lime
and forming nitrate of lime, years
ago, furnished, the only source
from which the saltpetre (nitrate of
pott h) for making gunpowder was
In the compost heap we provide
the food tor the germs whose pur
pose in nature, as we have learned
quite recently, is to change the
ammonia of decaying matters into
nitrous acid, and then into nitric
aoid, which is the special nitro
genous food for plants. And this
recent knowledge explains! the
reason why the composts made by
the old farmers were so valuable,
and such an economical method of
improving the soil. Not under
standing this, we have to a large
extent, ignored this practice, but
how it is necessary to reinstate it
as one of the most profitable
methods of making manure.
Every plant that grows contains
J the gathered elements of the fool
upon which it has grown. We
know that the ashes of trees and
plants, for instance, contain most
valuable fertilizing properties,
and necessarily the tree or plant
itself must contain the same ele
ments. And more, because some
thing is lost in the burning, and
this happens to be the very valu
able nitrogenous substances. Thus,
weeds, decaying wood,, leaves and
all such matters, leaf mould,
swamp muck, earth from ditches,
old barnyards and from fence
rows, all heaped, with a small
quantity of stable manure to
start the action and lime to fix
the nitric acid produced, will
[ make a richer mauure than that
SrlaCvl? ...w.^n Fvu?.-Ovo-ot^Uloc.
And just now, when the profit of
feeding cattle is small, this fact is
worthy of the notice of every far
mer. Weeds should be cut be
fore the blossom has_matured, so
as to avoid seeding the ground
again, for it is not true, as is often
thought, that the heat of a man
ure heap will destory weed seeds, j
To make as much manure as posai- j
hie in this way, it often becomes ^
desirable to add to these heaps,
for the enrichment of the compost,
other fertilizers purchased for the
purpose, such as superphosphate,
plaster and even yard manure, y
The compost heap is the farmer's (
savings bank, in which he may f
deposit small savings as well as ]
larger sums. 3
With good mangement, this
work may go on all the winter,
for the heate evolved will prevent
freezing. Inornate rial s are mixed
evenly, so that they are brought
into contact as much as possible, j t
for it is easily understood that | ]
each one has its special work to
perform. The heap is made fiat
and broad, so that the air can 1
gain access to it and furnish the c
nitrogen that the germs use for 8
their special purpose. It must be J
kept moist so that the heat will *
not kill the usoful ones, at least,
to give better opportunity.for the c
work of these little helpers. This c
is done by beginning at one end of I
the heap and turning the * outside ?
in and so going through . to the v
other end. We now know the truth
of what was a common adage for ?
years, that l?ge compost heaps are E
a measure of the farmer's crops.- v
S. Henro, in American Agricul- B
Henry Clews* Forecast.
NEW YCRK, Oct. 10.-On Sep- 1
tember 16 we issued the following .
bulletin to our customers on the
cotton market :
"The agricultural bureau report
to September, inclusive, reduces
the acreage and condition of the g
crop so as to reach the assumption 0
that this year's product may not a
exceed 6,500,090 bales and may \?
even be materially lessened in the a
event of early frosts. Added to ?]
this 1,500,000 bales left over from
last year's crop, makes a total of r
8,000,000 bales. The world's con- 0
sumption has now reached 8,500,- p
000 bales, so that the prospects are e
that instead of this country having g
an excess of cotton this year, as in t
the two previous years, there will I
not be enough to supply the de- (
mand. When this situation is
realized in the cotton market it
will soon be found that there will
be more buyers for it upon its
merits than, as of late, sellers on
its supposed demerits.
Those that bought at the time
advised would have made 83 points,
equal to $415 on each 100 bales, as
there has been a steady advance
from that time up to date. w :
50 boxes wrapped and unwrap
ped Soap. E. J. NORRIS.
>R. WHATLEY'S GOOBERS.
BB PUBLISHED .BY BEQUEST.
Ve hain't got now the things we had,
We don't live like we useter;
Ve miss the eggs, likewise the ham,
And yaller-legged rooster,
The watermelon days are gone,
And things look kind o' jubus
"he only fruit that's left us now,
Is Dr. Whatley's goobers.
iut they are good-those goober peas- |
Sweet, tender, and nutritious;.
They're parched to suit the taste of all- |
By gum, they are delicious.
They're good for each and every ill,
That all mankind is heir tp;
lo Dr. Jennings recommends,
And Whatley says he'll swear to.
Iis new pint measure holds a quart;
He bought it for the 'casion ;
lbw he can heap the glass so high,
Hit beats out all Creation ! .
Ie sells 'em cheap and gives a heap- j
Try, if you've got a mind to;
Ul them that's tried are satisfied,
And them that hain't 'er gwine to I
To prove unto your girl you're not,
One of these vain pretenders,
)pen your heart and bust your bank
Send her a peck of pinders,
They'll fill her gentle heart with joy,
They'll cure her indigestion,
She'll wilt and flop right in your arms, j
If then you'll pop the question.
Mien I shall get the gal I want,
A perfect little Venus
['ll buy a barrel of goober peas,
And set it down between us.
iVe'll take our ease and eat them peas, j
In bliss and hunkydore,
Till Gabriel blows his big bazoo,
Then climb up into glory.
i ever she gets on her ear,
And tries her hand at quar'ling
J Ice General Grant I then will shout j
"Let us have peas," my darling,
Ind if she makes a break to use, .
The broomstick in the quarrel,
'll make a frantic dash for life
And bide behind the barrel.
."alfa, S. 0. J. C.
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lirect by the publishers.
With to-morrow we have nothing,
o do; only to-day is ours.-Waldo J
When a church will adjourn a
>rayer-meetiug to go to an ice
?ream festival,.it ls a pretty good
ign that thn fire is not burning
'ery brightly on its altar.-Ram's,
There are minds which must be
onsoled with doubt before they
an repose in faith. There are.
learts which must be broken with "
[isappointment before ih?y cap
er rise into hope.-Robertson.
How mankind defers from day
o day the best it can do and the
QOS t beautiful things it can enjoy
?rithout thinking that every dayji
nay be the last one and that lost
ime is lost eternity.-Max Muller.
God sometimes permits His
?eople, by their own improvidence,
0 bring themsslves into distress,
hat the wisdom, power and good
Less of His providence may- be
;lorified in relief.-Matthew
The World is a looking-glass, and
?ives back every man the reflection
1 his own face. Frown upon it,
,ndit will*, in turn, look sourly
ipon you"; laugh at it and with it,
,nd it isa jolly, kind companion.
A sanctified man will always
?reach the best he can by the aid
if the Holy Spirit. After he is done
?reaching he will not run around
eeking compliments or give him
elf any concern as to what people
hought about the sermon. The
lighest idea he has is to glorify
xod, and be instrumental in the
?alvation of souls. When he has
lone his best, he commits the
rhole matter to God.-Christian
Little Pearl has passed through the
Fannie Pearl, infant daughter of L.
5. and Mary Lou Lagroon, died Oct.
tb, 1895, aged nearly two years. The
Saviour said, "Suffer the little ones to
?orne unto Me and forbid them not."
Brown Cotton Gins,
Tin Toilet Sets,
T?nare o? Every Description.
IT o r
Selling the above cheap to make ro
w. F. STR:
5,10 AND 15 CENT STORE,
510 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
la tbe place to get Bargains in Crockery, Lamps, Olaasware, Tinware, Iron, j
Agate Ware, Wooden Willow Ware, Hardware, ?tc.
Notions, Toys, and Jewelry a specialty.
* 1^ X K K
- PEALHE IX -
Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco.
Special Attention Given to the JUG TRADE.
6 Year Old Corn Whiskey at $2 per gallon.
847 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
C. H. SCHNEIDER,
-IBIPB TH! CHXiPIIV UV1 Of- .
- IV THU OITT -
Dry Goods, Ready-Made Clothing, Shoes.
First Class Goods at Second Class Prices.
1140 BBQA?) ST., - A.TJC3-XJSTA, OA.
0. Ai. STONE.
W. F. CAVANAUGH.
STONE & CAVANAUGH,
A-?G-TJST^. G- A.
COTTON FAG? Ai MACHINERY DEALERS.
Commission on Cotton 50c. Storage, 25c per bale.
206, 208, 210, 212, 213, Washington Street, Corner Broad, AUGUSTA, GA.
- DBALHE 117 -
DOMESTIC ali IMPORTED WINES. LIQUORS, LAGER BEER.
I will sell goods in any quantity at wholesale prices.
Finest Old California Wines, $1.26 per gallon.
Gire me a trial Edgefield Trains pass my door.
GEO. W. CRANE,
Cotton Commission Merchant
1/ you are not otherwise obligated, I would bag to offer my services for
tbe sale of your Cotton this season. Hy commission will be 60? per bale. Tbis
covers storage for ten days. After tbis time storage, will be charged 15? per
bale by the month. Feeling assured of giving satisfaction, with fair weights
and prompt sales at full market prices. Close storage. I remain yours truly
GKEO. "W. CTkAJKlE.
. Every one is peculiarly blest. It
would be a difficult matter for
any one to look around him and
not see others in more trying
circumstances than he. If he has
losses, he can find those who have
suffered greater losses. If he has
had bodily afflictions, he can find
those who have been more sorely
afflicted. In one way or another
he has escaped that to which
his neighbor has fallen a victim,
the mere thought of which makes
him shudder. There never ina
man's life ii a time when thanks*
giving cannot appropriately be the
chief portion of his prayar.-3. S.
J. M. COBB
Edgefield, S. C.
Notice to Committee.
IN compliance with resolutions adopt*
ed. by the Union Meeting of the 3rd
livision of the Edgefield Association,
[ call on my fellow committeemen,
Rev. J. P. Healing, J. N. Booth, 8. B.
Sf ays, A. S. Tompkins, and stockhold
ers and representatives of the Curry
:on school property, to meet me at
Jurryton Academy, Oct. 19th, 1892, at
ll o'clock a. m., to adjust the claims of
laid property. G. W. TURNER,
Six Great Leaders !
$2100, $2.50, $3.00
$1.50,. $2.00, $2.50
EYsr; Fi Warranted Sol.
HAS MOVED TO H Blt KOO VB AT
Mr. J. A. Bennett's,
Just in rear of Norris's store,
Where she will continue to do
DRESS MAKING, CUTTING and
FITTING, and will be pleased to see
tier friends and customers at all times.
Of 24 dozen pairs of these goods
sold last season-only 2 pairs have
been returned for repairs. This
record cannot be beaten by any
shoe dealer in the State. When
you want a GOOD Shoe go to
J. M. COBB.
From and after this date I will be
prepared to supply the public with al)
kinds of fresh meat, such as :
Stall in rear of L. E. Jackson's store.
W. L. LEWIS.
Want 1,000 bushels Seed Oats
i6c in trade at. E. J. NORBIS.
Stock Servicable Shoes,
Hats and Tinware at cost.
K. J. NOBBIB.
50 kegs Nails,
Full stock Canned Goods, all
kinds, at E. J. NOBBIS'S.
C. S. THOMAS,
- WITH -
I am now in the employ of the Ar
lington Hotel, Augusta, Ga., where I
will be pleased to see and serve my
C. S. THOMAS.
Notice to Overseers.
Owing to the dry weather in Au
gust last, all the overseers have not
heretofore worked their roads ac
cording to orders, theretore those
overseers who have not already
done so will put their respective
divisions in first-class order on or
before the 1st of November next.
M. A. WHITTLE,
J. A. WHITE,
G. E. DOBN,
C. C. E. C.
J. M. Cobb is the Manufacturers'
Agent for Tobacco. 1,000 lbs. jnst
received. You can buy one box
from meas cheap asean be bought
at the factory. Try our 35 cts, 40
ots. and, 50 eta. tobacco.
k s ;
om for fall stock. Come early.
[ C K L A N D .
- DEALERS IN -
VEHICLES of all Kinds.
HARNESS AND SADDLES
KiTiJxi'n ii i c,
fOUSe FUVQlSQlQO Goods,
-AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED WORLD RENOWNED
MOWERS AND REAPERS.
Ramsey db Bland,
EDGEFIELD and JOHNSTON.
th Augusta Bri
HAMBURG, S. C.
Chis company bas just organized and commenced business. Wt offer
Brick at Augusta Prices.
ls good and as cbeap as can be found in the country anywhere
Carter & Jackson.
Vi A7HEMSTREET& BRO.,
Sporting Goods of [very Description.
Highest Grade of Fishing Tackle.
5?I Broad. Street,
Augusta, ? Ga.
C. B. DOSCHER.
CHAS. E. PETTY.
R. A. FRAIN.
DOSCHER & CO.
<506 Broad St., AUGUSTA, G-A.
We-keep the best of everything in our line. We invite our Edge
ield friends to call and see us when in the city. On hand a full line of
SHIP YOUR COTTON
DAVISON & FARGO,
AUGUSTA, - - - GA.
fHE FARMERS LOAN AND SAVINGS BANK
L. J. NORRIS,
. H. EDWARDS,
W. H. FOLK,
W. R. PARKS,
A. E. PADGETT,
W. H. TlMMERMAN,
N. A. BATES,
* T. A. PITTS,
L J. NORRIS, President. W. H. TIMMERMAN, vice-President.
L E. PADGETT, Cashier, FOLK & FOLK, Attorneys.
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Interest allowed on deposits in the Savings Department at the
ate of 5 per cent, per annum-when allowed to remain six months or
onger-computed July and January. Any amounts received on de
ceit in the Savings Department, from 10 cents upwards. aprlS
Gentlemen, we hare the handsomest
?ne of fine dress Shoes in this market,
.rices low. Give us a call and we will
lease you. More new dress goods to
rrive this|week. J. M. COBB.
5,000 lbs. Bacon sides and strips
Bacon strips 7?c by hundred,
500 lbs. Kingan Hams, at
E. J. NORRIS'S.