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THOS. }. ADAMS, - - - - . EDITOR.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27,1892
ie D?mocratie licier:
OF NEW YORK.
FOR VICE-PRESIDENT : * . ?
ADLAI E. STEVENSON,
? Sumter isUaying pipes for a sys
tem of water works, which is' to
cost $60,000. .
The cases against the Sumter
Fertilizer Company, charged with
fraud, are to be tried at Darlington
on Friday of this week.
The Sumter Herald is authority
for the statement that Gov. Till
man'hashadan offer to refuDd.the
entire issue of State bonds at 4J
For $20,000, and even less, Edge
field could have water works that
would afford an abundant supply
of water for all purposes, ordinary
and extraordinary, and with press
ure sufficient to throw a . two inch
stream on top of the highest build
ing in town.
Mrs. Harrison, wife of President
Harrison, died on Tuesday morn
ing at 1:40 o'clock. From 1 o'clock
Mrs. Harrison was, to all intents,
a corpse, her breathing being hardly
- perceptible, and her respL-oion
gradually decreased until 1:40,
when she passed away. Her death
was as peaceful as a child in sweet
The Comptroller General through
Chief Clerk Norton, makes a re
port of assessments in the State,
showing a considerable falling off
in values. He makes it appear
that the falling off in Edgefield
county, amounts to $150,000, but
this is a big mistake so far as our
own county is concerned. Auditor
Davis advises us that instead of
a falling off there is an increase
of values t o the amount of $76,000.
. TURN OUT. s
In another'column Dr. Timmer
man, as County Chairman, has a
ringing appeal to the Democrats of
old Edgefield to turn out on the 8th
of November and vote for both
the State and National Democratic
. FARMERS' Ii. & S. BANK.
The fourth instalment of the
capital stock pf the Farmers' Loa^i
and Savings Bank, of Edgefield, is
due and payable at the bank on the
1st to 4th November proximo.
The paid up capital of this insti
tution is fast approaching the high
water mark, that is to say the max
mum amount allowed under the
present charter. Should this max
imum be reached by the time of
the March meeting of the board of
directors, a resolution will be pass
v ed at that meeting increasing the
stock to $100,000 and an amend
ment to the charter applied for to
conform to the new order of dol
? lars and cents.
The farmers, and business men
generally, of Edgefield county, are
justly proud of their pet institu
tion and its wise and successful
A VAIN CONSPIRACY.
Gov. Tillman and Treasurer
Bates have returned from New
York where they went* to refund
the debt of the S ?ate. In another
column we publish an inte rview
with the Governor, in which he
gives the reasons why the mission
In this connection perhaps a
little ancient history will not be
unacceptable to our readers: In
1876 when the Democrats get back
into power in this State, they
found that under a Republican
regime of misrule, corruption, and
irand, an enomous debt had been
foisted upon the State. An inves
tigating committee was thereupon
appointed by the Senate and
House ^f Representatives with
Gen. M. 7/. Gary of Edgefield al
its head. After a patient and leng
thy examination of the bondec1
debt of the State, and elaborate
argumente pro and con, this com
mittee came to the conclusion anc
so reported to th? General Assem
bly, that $5,960,000 of these boundi
were fraudulent, null, and void
These same bonds had been dec
lared fraudulent by a republicai
legislature in 1873. Gen. Gar]
simply put the seal of condemns
lion on what the Radicals ha(
themselves condemned-their owi
handiwork. Of this six millions 0
fraudulent bonds the major por
tion were held in Charleston an(
New York. Hence the conspirac
between the New York and Charles
ton holders of them-as disclose*
by the telegrams given in the in
ter view-to make their recognitioi
a prerequisite to Wall Street's tak
jug hold of the present valid bondi
of the State which are to bere?und
ed. But telegrams from both cities
gave the whole scheme away, and
it is heedless to say that Gov. Till
man and Treasurer Bates caught on
to the snap and are not at all dis
We are glad to state that there
are .not at this writing a bakers
"dozenof "polkadot Democrats" in
the -whole length and breadth of
Edgefield county, this species of
the genus homo being found prill ?
oipally in Georgia, and in limited
numbers only, in the upper counties
of South Carolina. For the infor
mation of our readers we would
state that a "polkadot Democrat"
is a spotted Democrat, has little
round black and green spots all
over his skin. They are some times
called "Peewees" or "Third party
ites." However, Bowden has at
last sent out his Third party ad
dress and announced his electoral
ticket. The names of these gen
tlemen are entirely unknown to
fame, with the exception of Keitt,
Duncan, and Bowden himself, and
indeed we doubt if such names can
be found on the taxable poll lists
of their respective counties, but
here they are :
Electors-at-Large-Jos. L. Keit,
of Newberry, J. W. Bowden, of
First District-P. I. Bawls, of
Second District-W. H. Duncan,
Third DistrictsW. A. Hamilton
Fourth District-R. B. Ligon, of
Fifth District-W. W. McElwee,
Sixth District-J. J. Lane, of
Seventh District-B. H. Taylor,
Rev. Thomas H. .Leitch in Texas.
The Crockett, (Texas,) Econmist
has the followiny to say of the
reverend gentlemen :
Mr. Leitch is a traveling
evangelist, and this sermons deeply
impress all who hear him. He is
doing a grand work for Crockett
and surrounding country. Large
crowds are present at each service,
many of whom come for miles
away. Men collect here eager to
hear what the good man has to say
who we learn, have not heard a,
sermon preached for several years.
All ages and classes are on band.
The earnest, soul-stiring sermons
touch a tender cord in the coldest
heart. A grand work is being
done and great good accomplished.
The congregations continue to
increase in numbers, and the
seekers for divine favor multiply
with each service. Many have
beenr brought to the church of
their choice, and the outlook is
good for scores of others. The
preacher has mude a lasting im
pression on our people, who aire
supporting him with their presence
their means and their prayers:
and his great zeal, ' earnestness
and Christian deportment render
him entirely worthy of it all. The
choir is led by Mr. Mattox, who
accompanies Mr. Leitch and the
music rendered is first class and
A. B. Page in Marion Star.
As a demonstration of the ad
vantages of intensive farming no
doubt every farmer will be deeply
interested in the method by
which Mr. A. B. Page, of Nichols,
succeeded in producing an average
of nearly 117 bushels of corn, per
acre, on ten acres of land. Ten
bushels of corn per acre is a
liberal estimate for the production
of the average farmer of this
County. In order to make 1000
bushels it requires 100 acres of land
and at least three mules and three
plowmen'with the added expense
of food for the stock and wages for
the hands ; but Mr. Page, on one
tenth of the land, with hardly
more manure then would be re
quired to fertilize 100 acree and a
third of a crop for a single mule
and hand, has harvested within a
slight fraction of 1163 bushels of
corn. Mr. Page's method which
he has been kind enough to furnish
the Star, ia aa followi :
The land had been under a high
state of cultivation for several
years and was broken deep with
two horee turn plow, Nov. 1891.
Feb. 1892 land was broadcasted
with 35 bushels of green cotton
seed per acre and again broken
turnplow, then bedded out in 7?ft
rows In January 1892.1 made
7tons compost from Boykin, Car
mor, & Co Chemicals for Home
Fertilizer which was applied in
water furrows about the 15th of
March, then reversed with two
urnplowfurrows on compost and
planted immediately, one double
row of corn with corn planter to
eaich small bed, on compost, 8
After the corn was up I com
menced cultivation at once with
2% in bull tongue or scooter, plow
ing deep and cultivating as level
as possible. I applied during
cultivating 140 lbs cotton seed
meal per acre. I laid corn by
about the last of June with Stone
wall Sweep. In the field there was
68 double rows of. corn. Nine rows
were measured with flour bbl.
vielding au average of 11? bbls.
to the row, 770? bbls to the 10
acres, each bbl yielding 82? lbs
shelled corn or 1162 49-46 bushels
to 10 acres.
50 boxes wrapped and unwrap
ped Soap. E. J, NORRIS.
Crockery, Glassware, Woodenr
ware, Grass Blades, at
E. J. NORRIS'S.
CONSPIRATORS AT WORK.
'You Must P?ythe Fraudulent
Debt, or We Trill See That Ton
do Not Refund That Which is
Honest,*' They say.
Kewi and Courier.
After an absence of nearly two
weeks Governor Tillman and
Treasurer-Bates are again in their
"I am aware," said, the Gover
nor yesterday, "that there is gen
eral anxiety to know what we
accomplished while on our recent
mission to New York to refuud
the State debt, and as far as poss
ible I will give you the exact con
dition of the entire matter.
"There is evidently a stringent
effort being made by holders of
the old fraudulent bonds to force
the State, at this critical period,
into some sort of recognition of
their claims ; and I am sorry to see
that some of our own people in
Charleston are aiding and comfort
ing, and are in conspiracy with
these New York sharks, who fat
tened upon the misfortunes of our
people during the reconstruction
period. To further this object a
telegram was sent from Charleston
and published in the New York
papers the day after we reached
that city, asserting that we were
in favor of the issue of 4? per cent,
bonds to redeem the 6 per cent.
Browns, and to issue new bonds to
the amount of $1,250,000 to take
ap the fraudulent bonds. Of course
this falsehood was read by people
in New York, and had the effect
of directing attention to the exis
tence of the old fraudulent debt,
and lent color to the charge, which
met us at every point, that the
State had at one time repudiated
'Then we foun*1 '"Lat political
influences had been and are still at
work throwing every obstacle poss
ible in the way of the success of
Dur mission ; and, . in addition to
that, that the weight of the
financial centres of the State was
"Owing to the virtual cessation
of business produced by the
Columbus eelebtarion, aud the
feeling of unrest and distrust
wnich exists because of the
uncertainty as to which party will
be victorious in the coming
elections, we found capitalists un
willing to make any offer which
we could accept, and therefore,
after having formed the acquain
tance and discussed the situation
with some of the .leading financiers
on the street, we determined to re
turn home and wait until after
"I am not at all discouraged by
the obstacles which I have shown
to exist, and unless the Republican
party is victorious in the Presi
dential contest, and carries both
House and Senate, I have every
reason to believe that we will
have no trouble in arranging the
refunding of the State debt to the
satisfaction of the General
Assembly. Of course if all the
branches of the government.; fall
into the hands of the Republicans,
it would foreshadow interference
with the local control of their
governments by" the Southern
States, and make capital very shy
of investing in our securities ; and
it is the desire to await the result
of the election more than anything
else that prevented our accomplish
ing what we went to do. I will say
for the information of those
conspirators who sent the telegram
from New York the night we left
there, which Btated that "Governor
Tillman did not accomplish any
thing in the matter, and that it
might as well be understood first
and last that nothing of value
could be accomplished until provi
sion is made for the non-fundable
bonds" that they and the Southern
capitalists who are trying to do
what they can' are evidently in
collusion with each other, and
will have their labor for their
pains. The debt will be refunded
by Dr. Bates and myself or not at
all, and their meddling will only
result in harm. The State will
meet all its honest obligations
dollar for dollar, if we are not
thwarted by all the influences
which I here mention ; but never
a cent by my advice or approval
will go to pay the fraudulent
A Big Business.
Tha first month's business of
the Tobacco Warehouse is ended,
and the result of that business are
most encouraging. The volume of
business has been large, the sales
of foreign tobacco are growing
larger every day. There is not a
section of the state growing the
weed that has not had offerings on
this market, and the planters ex
press themselves as greatly pleased
with the result of the sales.
There has been a marked im
provement in the grade of tobacco
offered here lately, and prices have
been correspondingly good.
There are nine buyers actively
employed here, all having large
orders to fill, and competition in
bidding is always lively. Mr.
Crate, the auctioneer, sees to it
that the highest notch is reached
before he passes to the next pile.
Mr. Wood, who has opened a
warehouse for the grading of to
bacco for the planters, has been
kept busy ever since this season
opened. He has thirty-S^e men
employed to assist hiri? in this
When Mrs. Rollins was in
Bermuda she found the negroes "a
One little girl, who told us her
name was "Eleanor Beatrice Vir
giuia Blanche Smith," but that
her mother called her "Minnie"
for short, entertained us with a
hyman in which occured the
remarkable refrain :
"And we'll all smell the hominy."
The true version, as we after
ward leai .ed, is :
...'And we'll all swell the har
mony /'-^Youth's Companion.
Notice of Election.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
An election will be held at the
several Precincts established by
law in Edgefield County, on Tues
day, November 8,1892, for the fol
lowing officers, to wit :
Secretary of State, Attorney Gen
eral, Comptroller-General, Adju
tant and Inspector General, State
Treasurer, and State Superintend
ent of Education, a State Senator,
five members to the House of Rep
resentatives, Solicitor of 5th Ju
dici al Circuit, School Commission
er, three County Commissioners,
Sheriff, Clerk of Court, aud Coro
The polls shall be opened at 7
o'clock in the forenoon and close
at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of
the day of the election, and shall
be kept open continuously"* during
these hours, without intermission
or adjournment; and the manag
ers shall administer to each per
son offering to vote, an oath that
he is qualified to vote at this^elec
tion, according to the Constitution
of this State, and that he has not
voted during this election.
The following namedj_p?rsons
have been appointed tc manage
said election, by the Bpard of
Commissioners of Election for
Edgefield County, to wit :
Edgefield C. H.- R H Mims,
T J Lanham, C P DoVore, J P
Meeting Street-Davis Padgett,
P C Stevens, J L McDowell. J T
McManus, clerk. . . .
Trapp's Mill-W H Stallworth,
jr., J W Aiton, Abner G Cl egg. E
D Andrews, clerk.
Pleasant Lane-ST Williams, N
D Timmermar, Whitman Harlkrg.
C H B Williams, clerk. ;
Haltiwanger's-J O Hamilton,
J. V. Cooper, M L Wheeler. Sidney
Johnston-J H Hardy, W L
Coleman, J W L Bartley. P N
Holston's X Roads-L W Young
blood, Moses N Holstein, J W
Wise, Piucknoy Bod ie, clerk.
Perry's X Roads-L D Riley, G
F Huiot, Black. B F Sample,
Coleman's X Roads-L B Dean.
WE Clary, L B Blease. ' Ira P
Cheathara's Store-W P Brun
son, Wilsou Corley, H L Hill. P
W Cheatbam, clerk.
Meriwether Hill-P B Lanham,
S W Gardner, J T Swearengiu. W
S Lanier, clerk.
Landrum Store-H M May, J
W Smith, W J Whittle. R L
Liberty Hill-A E Rodgers, J
R Cheatham, H Q Talbert. W B
Red Hill-S G Hammond; G W
Johnston A J McDaniel.*. Sim
Adams, clerk. " j
Mt. Willing-L M Werta B L
Caughman, J W Edwards; J J
Richardson villKjj^ H Mc^l?San-j
Chas Carson, L Hice J H Banks,
Trenton-J D Mathis, B S Holl
and, S T Hughes. W 6 Adams,
Rehoboth-E C Winn, J D, Wash,
J E Strom, Joe Talbert, clerk.
Modoc-J L Carter, J C Harvley,
C J Holmes. L F Dorn, cleric!
Kinard's Store-Monroe Bowles.
G M Caughman, W W Derrick,
Jacob Caughman, clerk.
Plum Branch-S E Freeland, D
T Cornett, J H Tompkins,.. J H
The managers herein above ap
pointed are hereby notfied ?nd re
quired to appear at Edgefield C.
H. on Saturday, the 5th November,
for the purpose of being sworn in
and receiving' the boxes, &c,, for
conducting the. said election.
N. G. EVANS,
P. B. MATSON,
D. R. DURISOE,
Commissioners of State ano*.
J. "B. DAVIS' Cl'k. .
Oct. 19, '92.
For the purpose of reorganizing,
there will be a meeting of old
members of Hollingsworth Alli
ance ii the ADVERTISER building
on Saturday, the 12 th November.
1892. Let there be a full turn-out
Annual Meeting of Co. Com.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
County Commissioners will hold
their annual meeting on the 1st Thurs
day after the 1st Monday of Novem
ber, to wit, the 10th November, 1892;
and all persons holding bills, accounts,
or demands of ?ny kind against the
county, which have not been before
presented to said Board of County
Commissioners at special meetings
held during the year, are required to
deposit the same with the undersign
ed on or before the 1st day of Novem
ber next, so that they may be exam
ined and ordered to be paid at the an
nual meeting. J. D. FRASEE,
Cl'k B'd C. C. E. C.
ALL persons are warned not to tres
pass upon my lands in Edgeflelc
county, now occupied by D. A. J. Bell
Sr., and Maj. L. Corley in Moss Town
ship, and also lands situated on bott
sides of Bed Bank Creek and Littli
Graniteville, S. C.
HAS MOVED TO HER ROOMS AT
Mr. J. A. Bennett's
Just in rear of Norris's store,
Where she will continue to di
DRESS MAKING, CUTTING an?
FITTING, and will be pleased to se
her friends and customers at all timet
C. S. THOMAS
- WITH -
I am now in the employ of the Ar
lington Hotel, Augusta, Ga., where
will be pleased to see and serve m;
C. S. THOMAS.
Brown Cotton Gins,
Tin Toilet Sets,
Tim are o? Every Description.
Selling the above cheap to make i
W. F. STR
J" Ev "W E L- R Y ,
SI LVE R WAR E;)
R. Iv. FOX,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
5,10 AND 15 CENT STORE,
510 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
Is the place to get Bargains in Crockery, Lamps, Glassware, Tinware,. Iron,
Agate Ware, Wooden Willow Ware, Hardware, etc.
Notions, Toys, and Jewelry a specialty.
- DBALfaK IN
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,
- KEEPS THE CHEAPB8T LINE OF -
- IN THE CITY -
Dry Goods, Ready-Made Clothing, Shoes.
First Class Goods at Second Class Prices.
1140 BROAD ST., - ATJO-TJSTA, QA.
0. M. STONE.
W. F. CAVANAUGH.
STONE & CAVANAUGH,
ATJ-Q-?ST A G-A..
COTTON FACTORS Al l??RY DUS.
Commission on Cotton 50c. Storage, 25c per bale.
?206, 208, 210, 212, 213, Washington Street, Corner Broad, AUGUSTA GA.
- DBALRR IN -
DOMESTIC ai IMPORTED MES, LIQUORS, LAGER BEER.
I will sell goods in any quantity at wholesale prices.
Finest Old California Wines, $1.26 per gallon.
Give me a trial. Edgefield Trains_pass_my door.
GEO. W. CRANE,
Cotton Commission Merchant,
If you'are not otherwise obligated, I would beg to offer my services for
I the sale of your Cotton this season. My commission will be 60f per bale. This
covers storage for ten days. After this time storage will be charged W pei
bale by the month. Feeling assured of giving satisfaction, with fair weights
I and prompt sales at full market pri?es. Close storage. I remain yours truly,
_GEO. W. QRA2?IE.
E. R. Schneider,
IMPORTEES OF FINE
Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
AND DBALBBS IN
Bourbon Rve and Corn Whiskey.
601 and Ho2 Broad Street,
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD.
/. C. LEVY & C0.f
AUGUSTA. - GEORGIA..
Have now in store ?heir entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING,
The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods which an
not only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style, and finish
gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim t<
make our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers
Polite attention to all. A call will.be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.,
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA
Ladies, don't be imposed on
with shoddy shoes. Buy Jas. M.
Cobb's celebrated $1.50 and $2.00
Kid Boots and you will never use
any other. _
1 car Va. Salt, 65c per sack, at
E. J. NORRIE'S.
Coffees, Teas, Kice, Grits,
Fancy Cream Cheese, at
E. J". NOBRIS'S.
50 kegs Nails,
Full stock Canned Good?, al
kinds, at E. J. NORRI s's.
a tor S, S and. Pocket
ks, I Cxi 11er y,
* k s ; i ALL PRICES.
room for fall stock. Come early.
- DEALERS IN -
VEHICLES of all Kinds.
HARNESS AND SADDLES
(louse FIIBISIIBJ Geods,
-AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED WORLD RENOWNED
MOWERS AND REAPERS.
Ramsey db Bland,
EDGEFIELD and JOHNSTON.
HAMBURG, S. C.
This company has just organized and commenced business. We offer
Brick at Augusta Prices.
As good and as cheap as can be found in the country anywhere
Carter & Jackson.
V. A. HEMSTREET & BRO.,
Sporting Goods of [very Description.
Highest Grade of Fishing Tackle.
5s3l Broad Street,
Augusta, - C3ra -
C. B. DOSCHER. CHAS. E. PETTY. R. A. FRAIN.
DOSCHER & CO.
OOO Broad St., AUGUSTA, OA.
We keep the best of everything in our line. We invite our Edge
field friends toca?l and see us when in the city. On hand a full line of
QUICKEST SALES^GHEST PRICES.^ wElGHTsr
THE FARMERS LOAN AND SAVINGS BANK
A. J. NORRIS,
J. H. EDWARDS,
W. H. FOLK,
A. E. PADGETT,
W. H. TIMM ERM AN,
N. A. BATES,
T. A. PITTS,
A. J. NORRIS, President. W. H. TIMMERMAN, vice-President.
A. E. PADGETT, Cashier, FOLK & FOLK, Attorneys.
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
SAYIHGS DEPARTMENT :
Interest allowed on deposits in the Savings Department at the
rate of 5 per cent, per annum-when allowed to remain six months or
longer-computed July and January. Any amounts received on de
posit in the Savings Department, from 10 cents upwards. aprl5
Gentlemen, we have the handsomest
line of fine dress Shoes in this market.
Prices low. Give us a call and we will
please you. More new dress poods to
arrive tbisjweek. J. M. COBB.
5,000 lbs. Bacon sides and strips
Bacon strips 7ic by hundred,
500 lbs. Kingan Hams, at
E. J. NORRIS'S,