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TH OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR.
THURSDAY. DEC. 1,1892
The most important bills intro
duced during the present session of |
the Legislature are :
The Prohibition bills, their
is legion, and some one of them
will certainly pass both houBesand
become law, Goy. Tillman having
advised the General Assembly in
his meseage that he will approve
any bill on this subject they see |
proper to pass.
Another important measle isl
the county court bill introduced by i
.-Senator John Gary Evans, of
Aiken. This bill is almost the
samo bill introduced by Senator
Evans in the House last session. It
will be safe to say that some kind
of a law will be enacted at this ses
sion in substitution of our present
system of county governments by
aboard of teranty commissioners
A bill to substitute salaries for I
fees to all county officers has been
Also a bill for the working of
certain convicts on the public roads
and streets instead of sending
them to the penitentiary.
Senator Abbott has introduced
a bill providing ahorne for Con
federate veterans. It provides for
the erection of a Confederate Sol
diers' Home at Columbia, the site
and buildings to cost not more than
$10,000, and the annual provisions
for its maintenance not to exceed
$120 per capita. The Home to be
governed by a board of visitors,
four in number, who are to be ap
pointed by the Governor for two
years, and who will elect the su
perintendent, fix the compensation,
and pr?vido rules for the govern
ment of the institution.v
Senator Timmerman has intro
duced a bill repealing the law
which provides county medical ex
amining boards and substituting a
State examining board.
- Several salary reduction bills are
on the calendar. Twenty per cent,
reductions on all salaries is about
the way they run.
The only special legislation for
Edgefield up to date, is the bill
presented by Capt. P. B. Waters,
authorizing the town council of
Edgefield to order the necessary
ordinances for the establishment,
construction aud maintenance of a
system of water-works in the town
of Edgefield, and to issue bonds for
the purpose of the establishment,
construction, and maintenance of
We issue Gov. Tillman's message
as a supplement to the ADVERTISER
; this week. It improbably the long
est messagfrever sent by a Governor
to a General Assembly of this State
and, as usual with all the papers
from Gov. Tillman, is a statesman
like document. Our columns are
too crowded to permit of a discus
sion of it, and we hope each one of
our readers will peruse it carefully
S. C. PENITENTIARY.
We have received from Supt. W. |
J. Talbert the annual report of the
board of directors of the South
Carolina Penitentiary. From this
report we clip the following com
plimentary to Superintendent |
By way of condensing and sum
ming up our report, we will say, in
short, that the condition of the
South. Carolina Penitentiary in
general, but especially financially,
under the wise and successful man
agement of its efficient superin
tendent, Col. W. J. Talbert, is sim
ply all that could.be desired, con
sidering the adverse circumstances,
high price of provisions, low price
I of farm products, etc., that he has
had to contend with. We have not
words of sufficient force and effect
to ekpress bur high regard for him,
both as a business man (as super
intendent penitentiary) and as a j
M. C. Butler-U. S. Senator.
G. D. Tillman-Member Congress
W. J. Talbert-Member-elect to
, B. R. Tillman-Governor of the
W. J. Talbeit-Sup?. Peniten
Ernest Gary-Judge Fifth Cir
W. H. Timmerman-Pres. pro. |
tem., State Senate.*^
W. H. Yeldell-Chair, pro. tem.
House of Representatives.
D. B. Peurifoy-Reading Clerk,
Thos. W. Whittle-Door-keeper. |
Geo. S. Swearingen-Page.
This is all, or about all, thafc-our |
county has received in the distri
bution, and yet there are people
who have the cheek to say that
Edgefield is hoggish.
BIG GRAIN CROP.
It has been known for some time i
that the yield of wheat in the West
id Northwest this season would
be an extraordinary large one, tl
es tim atss for M in narnia and tl
two Dacota s running from 85,0CK
OOO to 105,000,000; But within tl
laet few days it has been disco
.red that the yield would run up
120,000,000. Grain men are ab?
lutely noli-plussed at the situ
The New York Financial-Chro
ide, the New York - Journal
Commerce, and the New Yor
Bulletin, three of the ablest fina:
cial journals in the Country, ai
vocate the repeal of the tax on tl
circulation of State banks. Tl
last named sums up its reasons f<
such repeal as follows :
"(1) That the tax was original]
intended as a temporary expediei
for diverting banking to .the ni
tional. system, which was coi
trived as a support to war finance
"(I) That, as that purpose isr
longer operative the constitutions
right of the State banks to issi
notes should no longer be held i
abeyance to Federali nterventio
(3) That, from the nature-of tl
national system, it tended to tl
extinction of its own circulatio
and has already suffered a con
pulBory retinuement of about twc
thirds of its original maximum c
"(4) That this contraction <
bank circulation had encourage
the mania for an increase of sil ve
dollars as a substitute and W?
keeping al ive the clamor for fr?
"(5) That the national systeu
imposed such arbitrary condition
of guarantee against its notes a
were fatal to their issue and, bf
Lng unpopular, there was little c
no hope of those restraints bein
remedied by Congress ; and.
"(6) That, unless we are to ope
the floodgates for.the unrestricted
use of silver, it. is imperative, i
order-to provide due elasticity i:
our system of circulation, that th
State banks should be forth wi tl
allowed the exercise of this uatui
al, rightful and wholesome funo
t on." *_
The Chicago Inter-Oce-an, a Re
publican paper, suggests tba
"Democrats would do well to re
member that what gons up mus
come down." The Chicago Inter
Ocean should remember that thor
are exceptions to all rules, and th a
when things go,up the spout (th
Republican party for instance
they don't come down. *
The following biographies
sketches of Ed ge fi el d's member
members of the State Senate an<
House of Representatives are fron
the Charleston News and Courier
SENATOR W. H. TIMMERMAN.
Dr. W. H. Timmerman, Stat
Senator from Edgefield, was bon
in that county on the -29th day o
May, 1832. He is of German
English descent, his paternal an
ancestors being Germans, whil<
those on the maternal side wer<
English. In early life he attendee
the schools in the. neighborhood
subsequently entering one of th?
high schools of Greenwood, wher<
he was prepared to. enter the soph
omore class of Mercer University
Georgia, but abandoned the idei
of attending a literary and classi
cal college, and commenced the
study of medicine in 1853, grad
uating from the Charleston Medi
cal College in 1854. He imme
diately settled in the K dis to sectior
of the county, where he has ac
tively and continuously practiced
his profession, operating in con
nection therewith a large farm
with great success. He was elected
to the Legislature in 1882, and
again in 1890, and upon the death
of Senator Ready in the early pail
of last year was elected to fill hit
unexpired term. He now holds the
office of county chairman of the
Democratic party of Edgefield. Dr,
Timmerman has always taken ac
active part in politics and is the
leader of the Reform Movement in
his county. He is a man of mind
and positive convictions, but withal
conservative, and will make, as he
has already done, a fearless and
W. B. PABES.
W. R. Parks* frho enters the
Legislature for his first session was
born on the Savannah side of the
country, on the 18th day of Novem
ber, 1850. He is a worthy rep
resentative of one of the oldest
and most influential families of
Edgefield County, He ia the
founder of the town of Parksville,
it having derived its name from
his family. He received a practical
education, and devoted the energies
of his life to farming. He is a
successful business man, and by
the able management of his private
affairs has succeeded in ac
cumulating a nice little fortune,
and to-day commands the con
fidence and respect of his fellow
citizens, wielding a great influence
in the community in which he
lives. Mr Parks is not a politician,
but has always given his beBt aid
anet support to the furtherance and
maintenance of the Democratic
party and while untried in the
legislative field, his scunel judg
ment and integrity of character
give assurance that he will serve
his constituency well.
W. H. YELDELL.
W. H. Yeldell was born at Liberty
Hill, Edgefield Country, on the
28th day of October, 1842. He
was educated at the Liberty Hill
Maie Academy, then under the
charge of Prof Galphin, a teacher
of great renown m his day. He
was preparing to enter1 the South
Carolina College when upon the
first sound of war, he put aside his
books to assume the duties of j*
soldier He entered the war in its
incipiency and served "with
gallantry nntil its close. After this
he returned home and commenced
farming, in which occupation he
has ever since been steadily and
successfully employed. Mr. Yeldell
has been three times elected- to
represent hisjcounty in the General
Assembly, and upon a reoganiztion
of the Democracy for the present
year was elected chairman of the
County Convention by acclamation
and amidst great? enthusiasm. He
is a strong champion of the reform
wing of the Democratic party, aud
in the heated campighn of the past
summer made many strong and
eloquent speeches in vindication
of the present Administration.
p. B. WATERS,
? P. B. Waters, the Representative
of the Bar on the delegation from
Edgefield County, was born in
Wilcox County, Alabama, on the
21st of September, 1840. His par
ents were natives of Edgefield, but
moved to Alabama in 1830, return
ing to this county in the infancy
of the subject of this sketch. In
early life he received the advant
ages of such an education as the
schools of the neighborhood affor
ded, and at 17 attended the Win
nsboro Academy, where he remai
ned two years. From there he
went to the University of Virginia,
where he pursued his studies until
the opening of the war. He at
once entered the service, enlisting
in the 2d South Carolina artillery,
oommanded by Col Thomas G.
Lamar, and served with gallantry
throughout the entire struggle, ris
ing to the rank of captain. At the
close of the war he commenced
farming, which business he fol
lowed until 1876, when he moved
to the town of Johnston, was ad
mitted to the Bar, and began the
practice of law. Here he remained
until 1890.when he moved to Edge
field and formed a partnership
with- Mr A. J Norris, and has con
tinued the practice under this part
nership with great success and
ability to the present time. Capt
Waters is a sterling representat
ive of the young Democracy of
Edgefield. He is an aggressive
thinker and ready talker and it is
not too much to say that he will
represent his constituency with
fidelity and to their satisfaction.
J. B. SUDDATH.
James B. Suddath, one of the
newly elected members ?f the
House from Edgefield, comes of
gt>od Revolutionary stock, his
grandfather having served with
distinction in that war. His father
was a native of Spartanburg, but
moved to this county in the early
part of the present century, settling
near Mount "Willing, where the
younger Suddath was born, on Oc
tober 2, 7838, and where he has
ever since resided. He received a
common school education, such as
was available at that time. He en
tered the war at its "outset, serving
with conspicuous bravery as a
member of Company E. 7th South
Carolina Volunteers. At the close
of thc war he returned to the old
family homestead, and, although
he had suffered in fortune, com
menced farming, and by energy
and push has succeeded in ac
cumulating anice property, and is
among the best farmers of the
Mr Suddath has never before as
pired for political honors, and
openly declined to enter the race in
the last election, but was literally
forced to do so by his friends. He
is a good and safe man, and his pop
ularity and the confidence he com
mands among his constituents is
attested by the fact that he was
elected at the head of the Edgefield
J. H. EDWARDS.
Mr. J. H. Edwards, another of
Edgefield's newly elected members
was born on the 23d January, 1838,
in the Saluda section of the county,
where he lived until the openiug
of the war,following the occupation
of a farmer with great success.
When war was declared he
immediately entered the conflict
and served his country gallantly
and faithfully until its close,
missing very few if any roll calls.
After the war he resumed the busi
ness of farming and to-day owns
and operates one of the largest and
most valuable plantations on the
.'Ridge." He was educated in the
common schools, and is a practical
business man of sound judgment
and keen- perception. He was
among the first to. assist in
organizihg the Farmers' or Reform
Movement and has been untiring
in his efforts to advance the in
terest of the agricultural class. He
is a prominent Alliance man,
having held high and important
official positions in that organiza
tion. He has always taken a lively
interest in politics, freely
contributing his time, labor and
money to the cause and success of
the Democratis party. Mr Edwards
has the interest of his constituents
well at heart, and the interests of
his county and .the State will be
safe in his hands.
Mr. Blaine's Precarious Health.
WASHINGTON NOV. 25.-The,
condition of ex Secretary Blaine
to-day is such as to arouse- the
solicitude of his friends. Dr. Hyatt,
the regular family physician, has
called Dr. Johnson, of this city
into the case, and he ie now in at
tendance upon the distinguished
patient. Dr. Johnson, however
thinks Mr. Blaine will be able to
be out in a few days if the weather
Remember we don't claim to do
it all, but we know that our prices
and our quality in goods can't be
matched in this market.
J. M. COBB.
North Side Mother-Oscar, why
can't you be a good boy?
ma, it makes me so tired I-Chi
WOMAN Di PROVERBS.
Wise Laws of Many Lands on
f Woman and Her Ways.
Woman's jars' make men's
wars. , . .
A change of wives makes men
A woman's tears are a fountain
of craft. -
Where women and geese are
there is no lack of noise.
The best of women is never at
a loss for words.
A bag of fleas is easier to watch
than one woman.
Wjhere the devil cannot go him
self he sends an old woman.
. y FRENCH.
What woman wills God wills.
He who takes a wife finds a
A woman conceals what she
does not know.
Never a looking glass told~a wo
man she was ugly.
The born beauty is bom be
Women and hen are lost by
When woman reigns the devil
In craft women can give points
to the devil.
Judge a maiden at the knead
ing pan, not at the dance.
Give your wife the short knife,
keep the long one yourself.
Oue hair of a maiden's head
pulls harder than ten yoke of
oxen..-rSt. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Maimed, Bnt still in the Bing."
We hope it is not wrong for a
Republican to feel bad these days
because, right or wrong, he cannot
help feeling so. A real, old
fashioned Republican, all wool
and a yard wide, '8 dreadfully at
odds with this chastisement of
Providence.. He gets out of bed
slowly with creaking joints, eats
husks or beefsteak indifferently
drags around all day with a sense
of goneness and a vacant,
preoccupied smile to cover his woe,
sits up late talking it all over
with his fellow suffererers, and
finally says his prayers in a sort
of b?psle88 way, crawls into bed
with a great sigh, and dreams
that ten more States, which .he
never heard of before, have gone
for Cleveland, with all that that
.implies. It is a hard time for the
faithful, and no mistake. V
But there are crumbs, ^yes
loaves, of comfort, here and there
after all. Not quite everything
has been drown "I in the moon
struck tide. A .hove all' -like
Ararat to No?h, ^ooms the fact
that it is the country we all love
and believe in that has worked her
will upon us. We are sore and
bruised, and cannot quite see why
sho treats us so, and our Demo
cratic friends are as much astonis
heed as are we at the all-embracing
throughness of her goings ; but we
tould not be faithful Republicans
without being loyal Americans.
In the long run, somehow aud
finally, it ie all for the best.. We
don't know just how or when, but
we shall know when the time
comes. Here's to you, dear old
Republic 1 We about to die, salute
thee 1-Hartford Courant.
The Amende Honorable.
Editor Register: While inChic
ago during the session o? the" Na
tional Democratic Convention, th?
opposition of Governor Tillman
and his delegation to the nomina
tion of Mr. Cleveland was expected
and surprised no one. After Mr.
Cleveland was nominated, [ and it
was considered the very acme of
wisdom and political policy to
place Governor Gray of Iudiana
in nomination for the second place,
I j noted the strong advocacy of
General Stevenson of Illinois by
Governor Tillman. I lost patience
and said this is the very willful
ness and obstinacy characteristic
of this remarkable man. I write
now, Mr. Editor, to make the
amende honorable, honor to whom
honor is due. I began to j realize
the wisdom of Stevenson's nomi
nation when his magnetic speeches
put North Carolina' back into the
Democratic column. To-day I am
ready to acknowedge that to the
States of North and South Carol
ina is due the nomination' of Mr.
Stevenson and thereby making
sure the success and perpetuation
the Democratic party. M
Sumter, S. C., Nov. 10.
Flight of a Foger.
HALIFAX, N. S,, Nov. ,25.,-By
the flight to the United States of
Allen McLeod, an apparently
prosperous farmer of Melville,
P, E., L, a long serios of forgeries
haB been brought to light, It
appears that he retired notes due
at the Bank of Novia Scotia by
getting forged notes discounted
the Merchants' Banks of P. E. I.,
and vice versa.' On the night of the
forger's flight his heavily insured
building was mysterioualy burned
to the ground. ?
Brown Cotton Gins,
Leier and finir Belg,
Tin Toilet Sets,
liare ol Every finjii.
Selling the above cheap to make roo
W . F . S T R J
J W E> Iv R Y ?
SI LVER 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, Hard ware, etc.
- Notions, Toys, and Jewelry a specialty.
- DKiLKR 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,
- KKK IVS THE CHEAPEST LINE OK -
.IN THE CITY -
Dry Goods, Ready-Made Clothing, Shoes.
First Class.Goods at Second Class Prices.
1140 BROAD ST., - ATJC3-XJSTA, <3-A.
GEO. R. LOMBARD & COMP'Y
/ MACHINE, BOILER ai BIN WORKS KILL, ENGINE ani GIN SUPPLY HOUSE.
AUGUSTA, - - - - - GA
.' Ii the place to get Machinery and Supplies and Repairs at Bottom
Prices. . 'j
50 New Gins and 62 New Engines in stock.
If you want a First-Class COTTON G?N at Bottom Prices write
for a New Catalogue and Reduced Prices of IMPROVED AUGUSTA
COTTON GIN. See the extra fine recommendations of last year's
Mention THE ADVERTTBRR when you write. jly301y
GEO. W. CRANE,
Cotton Commission Merchant, M
If you .are not otherwise obligated, I would beg to offer my services for
the sale of your Cotton this season. My commission will be 60? per bal?. This
covers storage for ten days. After this time storage will be charged 15? per Ti
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.
GEO. W. CIR/AJSlE.
"Seeing is Believing."
And a good ?amp
must be simple* when it is not simple it is
not good. Simple, Beautiful, Good-these
words mean much, but to see " The Rochester "
will impress the truth more, forcibly. All metal,
tough and seamless, and made in three pieces only,
it is absolutely safe and unbreakable. Like Aladdin's
of old, it is indeed a "wonderful lamp," for its mar
velous, light is purer and brighter than gas light,
softer than electric light and more cheerful than either.
Look for tbi s stamp-Tan Roc H HST HR. If the lamp dealer has n't the genuine
Rochester, and the a ty 5c yon want, send to us for our new illustrated catalogue,
and we will ?end you a lamp safely bv express-your choice of over 2.000
varieties from the Largett Lamp Store tn the World.
BOCHESTEB LAB?? co,, 42 rark Pince, Hew York City? | J_
Hf "The Rochester/5
Done in first-class
M. M. PAUL,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Notice of Application
JTOTICE is hereby given to all
concerned, that Lucy Adams,
the widow of William Adams, has
filed her petition in this Court
praying that Hoinstead may be, as
signed to her as prescribed bylaw.
I will pass on the same on the 30th
day of December, 1892.
W. F. ROATH,
Master E. C.
From and after this date I will be
prepared to supply the public with all
kinds of fresh meat, such as :
Stall in rear of L. E. Jackson's store
W. L. LEWIS.
5,000 lbs. Bacon sides and strips
Bacon strips 7?c by hundred,
500 lbs. Kingan Hams, at
E. J. NORRIS'S.
A NEW WHEC?!
RAMBLER No. 3
G & J
g THE FASTEST WHEEL 80LD. .?
? Speed, Comfort and Beauty All Combined. .<
>? Send for XUurtratcd Catalogue ?)
>m Go RMULLY & JEFFERY M ra co., 2
. WAPIIIN GTO.V, D. O. ?
Coffees, Teas, Rice, Grits,
Fancy Cream Cheese, at
E. J. NORRIS'S.
2 cars Flour,
1 car Tennessee Meal, at
E. J. NORRIS'S.
J. M. Cobb is the Manufacturers'
Agent for Tobacco. 1,000 lbs. jnst
recei ved. You can buy one box
from meas cheap as eau be bought
Want 1,000 bushels Seed Oat8 1 at the factory. Try our 35 cte, 40
45c in trade at. E. J. NORRIS j cts. and 50 cts. Tobacco.
50 boxes wrapped and unwrap
ped Soap. E. J. NORRIS.
Why do you pay big profits on
Tobacco, when you can buy as
cheap from J. M. Cobb as you can
from any wholesale dealer.
Will sell Plow Hoes at 3?c lb by
hundred. E. J. NORRIS.
?8. ' I
m for fall stock. Come early.
'HE HOLIDAYS J?RE CO Miff G
And the place to get good things is at our store. A full stock of
isp, Cnrrants, Citrons, Its, Oranges, Apples,
rigs, Dates, Prunes, Mince Meat,
'And other nice things too numerous to mention.
3 OS CHER & CO,
!06 Broad Street, A.ugusta, Ga.
- DEALERS IN -
CHICLES of all Kinds.
?ARNESS AND SADDLES
loose FoiQisjjirj Goods,
O O F FINS .
-AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED WORLD RENOWNED
?0 WERS AND REAPERS.
Ramsey db BXaxxcl,
EDGEFIELD and JOHNSTON.
lortli Augusta Brick Manufacturing Co.
HAMBURG, S. C.
bis company has just organized and commenced business. We offer
Brick at Augusta Prices.
j good and as cheap as can be found in the country anywhere
Carter & Jackson.
V. A. HEMSTREET & BRO.,
g Goods of Every Description.
Highest Grade of Fishing Tackle.
5sl Broad. Street,
Lugusta, ? Ga,
\LWAYS IN THE LEAD.
I. C. LEVY & CO.,
AUGUSTA, - GEORGIA..
Have now in store their entire
ALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING.
ie largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods which are
t only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style, ?
atify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to
ike our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers
lite attention to all. A call will be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.,
AILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA.
"HE FARMERS LOAN AND SAVINGS BANK
SUBSCRIBED , CAPITAL,
PAID UP "
W. H. TIMMERMAN, - W. H. FOLK,
N. A. BATES, W. R. PARKS,
T. A. PITTS, A. E. PADGETT,
J. NORRIS,.President. W. H. TIMMERMAN, vice-President.
E. PADGETT, Cashier, FOLK & FOLK, Attorneys.
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Interest allowed on deposits in the Savings Department at the
;e of 5 per cent, per annum-when allowed to remain six months or
iger-computed July and January. Any amounts received on de
sit in the Savings Department, from 10 cents upwards, apr}