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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY MARCH 17, 1892.
VOL. LVn. NO. IO.
WHEN" BILL WAS A BOY
He Stood Upon The Piazza And
baw The Stars Fall.
Shakespeare says. "there are
more things in heaven and earth
. than are dreamed of in our
vphilosopy." The fall of meteors
on Wednesday night was quite a
wonder to the generation and made
the young people serious and
solemn. Tornadoes and earth
quakes and comets and meteors are
. always alarming for they bring
home to us our utter helplesbness
under the mighty hand of God.
From 8 o'clock until near midnight
we watched these meteors.. Part
of- the time we were, standing out
in the freezing air but most of the
er-,looked through the
uncurtained^w?dowSj and there
was hardly a momftfit that-they
was not seen somewhere in the
heavens. I hoped for another
visitation like ?nat of 1833, which
I distinctly remember, for my
father awaked me and dressed me
hurriedly and we all stood in" the
piazza and watched and wondered
for an hour or moie. They seemed
sure enough like falling stars , and
came down in myriads as gently
as snowflakes.They nearly touched
the earth before they went out and
I remember hunting around in the
potato patoh next morning for
some sign of them, but found none
If there was any heat in their
glittering light there was no sign
of it in the tree tops among, the
leaves. I remember that Aunt
Minty, our good old cook, prayed
and exhorted%long and loud and
a white woman across the street
screamed out: "Come, Lord Jesus :
take me, Lord Jerus. God, save us ;
God, forgire us,," and she was
kneeling on the door with her
hands stretched up towards heaven.
I remember that Mrs. Lestes, the
widowed mother of our late
attorney general, lived very near
us and came over to our house,
stooping as she came for fear the
stars would touch her. I remmeber
that my fathar was clam and serene
and gave us all assurance that
there was no danger, for he was a
well read man and knew that-*uch
century there had been a. falK??
meteors on the same date, the 13th
'of November, but none brillant or
that cam? so near tho earth.
It was in August 1854 that we
were awakened about 2o'clock one
night by the crowing,of the cocks
for daybreak and our negroes got
up and fed the stock and prepared
to go to the field when our atten
tion was attracted to the clock and
en going out to see what was the
matter we found it as bright as
day and the aurora borealis was
flashing a brillant light that
illuminated the heavens and the
earth. Such things are always
alarming to the timid and the
ignorant, I heard Profesor Proctor,
the great astronomer, deliver three
lectures at Lake Weir a fen* years
- ago and lifted me up on thought
among the starry heavens and
made us realize our own insignifi
cance as he approached the very
confines of eternity and told us of
things we had never dreamed of.
He was a great and good man and
I loved him as much for his
humility as his learning. One
night he lectured on the birth and
growth and maturity and decay
of a world, and he proved by the
most convincing argument that
this world had long since passed
its maturity and was in the decline
and that the scriptures would be
fulfilled and this earth be burned
up and pass out of existence. He
said that worlds had passed away
and that the worlds had came
- into existence since the Christain
era and that comets had appeared
that had no record in the. past
that creation was not finished but
was changing and this little world
of ours was but a speck in the
universe. He ?aid that if a straight
line from the eye was drawn and
extended in any direction' it
would sooner or later be stopped
by a heavenly body.*
We can enjoy this and be
amused but when a cyclone comes
along or an earthquake begins to
rock the little world about, there
is no philospy that can make us
calm and serene. We don't under
stand these systems of nature nor
can we fortify against them. I
never saw a man or woman but who
wag. superstitious about ghosts
and it is because of the mystery
.that' hangs around the dead
; rohere are. the spirits? Where had
Sammuel been when the witch ol
Endor called hie spirit up-what
kind of virture was in the bones
of Elijah that brought to life the
dead man who was buried in his
tomb? - What kind of spirits were
roving about distressing good peo
ple until they were sent into the
swine and the swine into the sea? j
If we knew where we s were-; going
we would be less troubled nu
matter how^terrible our fate. It is
the mystery that hangs around
that undiscovered ^country from
which no traveler returns. I wish
that we all bad the faith of the I
little -boy that I-know .-whose
mother asked him where he thought j
beaven was and he replied pron?ptly f
'why, its over atgran^ma'shouse."
'Ah ! no," she said, "heaven isn't
:here .at ail 'What made you think I
"Well, it isn't more than" about
EL mile from there," he said.
Grandma was enough heavtn for |
This seems to be an off year]
anyhow. A year of surprises. Jus
a few wteks ago and everything
looked lovely for the republicans
ind distressing to the-farmers but
Mr. Cleveland beat out the ad
ministration and all its patronage
to the surprise of even the most
sanguine democrats. Right on top
>f this cotton jumped from 7 to 9
sents the Newi England manufac
turers raised- wages of operatives 7
>er cent The republiean party tried |
before the election to make the
?ountry believe that wages had
ilready been raised under the
tfcKinley bill, bnt these operatives
cnew it was a lie. Mr. Cleveland's
dection or something ha* raised
;hem and the capitalists seem to
lave received new confidence in
stability of monetary affairs
Stocks have advanced and every
thing looks lovely. And now comes I
mooting.'.stars and the auroral
borealis and a comet and I reckon
jrovernor Northen will get up an
ippropriation for the world's fair
indtht legislature will buy for
the Soldiers' Home and. we will
loon be building more railways ail j
)ver4he.south andVour/fplks havo?
^?^e?y???ng looks lovely and
;he goose hang high.
So mote it be.
The Port Boyal Tramway.
The most interesting paper \ that j
has yet issued from the pen of
Gov. Tillman is his message
concerning the Port Royal and
Augusta Rail Road. This message
particular interest to us, as the
road in question runs through al
fertile portion of Barnwell!
The Governor very properly
calls attention to the fact : that]
this road has been gobbled up by
the Central, and that the Centrai
ha? used its power to freeze ont
the minority, stockholders, and.
depreciate the property of Port
The Governor-rtcommends that
the Attorney General be authorized
to institute legal proceedings,
and compel the Central to live up
to the obligations of itt . charter.
We hope that this will be done.
Everyone who has ever had the
misfortune to be jolted upi and
down the ram shackly~road bed of
the Port Poyal R. R. joins in the
hope. Give Port Royal a flair
chance and it will become the
natural outlet of Western grain
We blame the Chiese* for cruelly,
cramping tue feet of their infants.
It is equally wrong to crwnp Port
Royal. Don't you" think so Bro
The Governor's Message.
Governor Tillman kas fully
sustained his reputation as a
writer of abl State papers, in his
recent Mesasge to the Legislature
at the opening of session. It is a
loug document, but throughout
it bears the stamp of the Governor's
concise way of putting things and
as a whole, is conservative and
dignified in tone. He devotes a
large space to education^ which
although devoid of politics is one
of the most important questions
being agitated in the State to-day
and he reviews the condition oi
the various institutions of learning
controlled by the State-Journal
Buckinghams Dye for th<
Whiskers is the best, handiest,
safest, surest, cleanest, mos
economical and satisfactory dye
ever invented. It is the gautlemen'i
SAMJOHES' FINE LECTURE,
Humor and Wisdom to a Large |
Rey. Sam Jones lectured at the
Grand Opera House last night
Maj Black, in introducing the
great preacher, started the bal
rolling in a humorous way by re
calling an incident in the life of
John Randolph of Roanoke when
he was confronted-with a man
- "Who introduced . you?" asked
John Randolph of the man who
was doing the introducing. Maj
Black said he felt the humorous
side of introducing Sam Jones.
When the preacher began he
paid Maj. Black back by saying
that though the Major.had refered
to him as being aman of some
notoriety, he begged the citizens
of Augusta to-remember that the
Major was somewhat extinguished
The subject which the lecturer
took was "Manhood and Money,"
and from this argument was drawn
the conclusion that manhood and
womanhood, with all their strength
of virtue and will, were greater
than all the money in the world.
The lecture was good and plea
sed a large audience of nearly 500
It abounded in humor and philoso
phy, laughable illustrations and
homely truths "went right Home,"
af ter the manner of Mr. Jones'ex
pression, each time. A snug sum
was deriven by the proceeds of the
lecture for the benefit of St. Luke's
Methodist Church, Mr. Timmons
The lecture began at 9:20, Mr.
Jones arriving on the Georgia fast
train at 9:15. He left for home
on the midnight Georgia train. He | *
came directly here from Galveston
Tex., where he says he held one of
the most successful meeting? of
his life. He therefore had not
been to his home although re
turned to the State.
I used to sing "I want to be an
angel, and;withj^e angels stared,'
$_iet a vgran_* man once. The
longer I stood'with him the smaller
I got, and the bigger he got. After
a while I had to get up and go to
have anything to go with.
I have met some little fellows
whose eyes were so close together
that they could see through a
keyhole with both at once.
I do not believe in evolution, of
course I don't. I do not believe we
sprang from monkeys. But when
I "see a great many people I be
lieve they are headed that way
and that lhey will get there if
they don't stop,
Lhave a^great deal more respect
for. Nancy Hanks than I have for
.Sullivan and Corbett. Nancy is
a daisy-She can go in 2:40. God j
.made her to go but two old flop
esxed mules can stand up in a lot
and do as much as Sullivan and
Corbett, knocking the filling out
of one another.
. I never go to horse races-not
because I do not like to see them
but becau se of the scrubby set that
is always there.
Some rich mon say when you go
:te>them for money for a good
causo: Wait until I get fixed I"
Fixed 1 Fixed when you are dead ;
fixed for the fire ; fixed into a back
log for the devil's sitting room 1
"Country facts" are a scriptural
animal and you need not be af
raid of it.
There was an old farmer in
North Georgia who said one day:
"I am going to save ; I am going
ro lay up ; I am not going to be
poor when I get old and can't
work." And he did save $150,000.
One day a neighbor went to see
him and said : "Brother, how are
you off for meat?" I have got en
ough in my smokehouse for this
year, and until hog killing next
year." he said, "and enough hogs
to kill then, and enough pigs to
kill the next year, but what I will
do after that the Lord only knows,"
Then he left the old fellow
starving on three years' rations.
A dude is a kind of wart on the
You may sow corn and reap
corn, but sow dudes and dudines
and you will reap only half a
thimble full of calf-foot jelly.
Maj. Black says "money per
capita," but its "per pockota."
I am afraid that we preachers
are affected by money. Of course
we don't work for money, but you
?top our salaries, and we will quit,
I believe in decision. You Bee
these fellows who think th,;
and think won't, hut rathe'i|5
they won't-10 cents a ^pze^^ke
eggs in warm weather, and,fc|pbe
' There was a darkey who- ;bax
mule, and he said he had toT^hitch
him by tying him to a tree-ipy^Ms
tail to keep him from:|g^g.
through his collar. . ' %
You get after a great mai^"j
pie and they lay it all on^Aidam)
Poor old Adam'
Adam is too far off. : Ytijifi put j
two drops of water in the Atlantic
Dcean, and the poison gets mighty
thin when it gets to tho other side.
Adam is too far. It is our lown
de vi] me nt that is kicking : up
When the devil got Job/j$ fwife.[
ra his 8 i de he got a trump ,card..
A mule kicked a negro 5?ft f tjie
aead, and couldn't put hia|ifoot,
I have got a government job,
ceeping Sam Jones straight*^ : ~k
There are a lot of peopleh-whj*
ike to say other people are^soft
?eaded when they are doing
They got the impression
;heir own heads.
I go into some churches [here
;he preacher looks like/ lom,..'
nonuinent and the people^!
ike head stones and I go
miong them and I say "Sam J'f?fy
/ou are among the dead." '?A.
Men and money are two ants pi?
?tic forces in this country. ' I
Men and money are each sGr?
ng for the mastery with the icjds
argely in favor of money. j.
There is nothing sublimer ;tifn
nan. There is nothing mre
lurtful, more dwindling to ma*,
lood than the misuse of mone^.j >;
David said to Solomon his ?
'Be thou strong and acquit!,
leif a man." l l
Nine tenths of the people of; * !
iountry are after money, and
>ther tenth are after a good" ti
I would not give one gra
or all the cotton that w;
WPwg job to raise a . utan
n. this country.
You- 6ay, "Every man has lis
irice." I don't believe that.
Selfishness is the meanest tjhbg
>n earth. Selfishness is ?he fist
)orn of Avarice.
There is not a good institution
>r enterprise born of God to-day
mt what is going begging from
loor to door.
Cussin'- is a very low-down type
)f a rascal. .
Sin is in the blood like a cancer.
A. man may stop cussin' an his
tongue, but it will break Jut' on
bis hand, and he will ge t tc steal
He who can eliminate, self ihness
and avarice from himself, is
enabled to stand on top of ?very
thing that ever ruined a man.
The grandest manhood and wo
manhood is that which has for
gotten self and is consecrated to
the service of others.
There is the stature of a wanan
in New Orleans. She has her hair
combed in the sweety good old vay,
down over her temples and she is
holding out baskets of fruit and
children are crowding around nor.
She lived working for and helping
the poor of New Orleans ?and when
she died the bankers and the brok
ers and the capitalists all came out
in front of their offices and stood in
the sun with their hats off while
the funeral procession of her. who
was one of the grandest women in
America went by.
Convince a man in the church
that he will reap two for one and he
will plank down.
This country is running on the
dollar, and j a st as certain as Rome
fell because of a too greatly cen
tralized military power, so certain
will the United States run into dis
traction on silver dollars as wheels,
unless the course is changed.
It is not how much money have
you, but how did you get it? and
then which is most important, what
are you doing with it? 1
A reckless fellow always wants
to fight. But a brave man wants a
victory. There is a great deal of
difference between the two,. Any
dog can get a fight.
lean say dispassionstely that
my brother Tom Watson in this
district seemed at every point to
say. "I want to fight." But my
brother Black? with noble courage,
seemed to say, "I want a victory.'
And he got it.
There isn't but one way to do i
thing and that is to do it.
I like to see a man map out hil
course md stick to it and go it
like-tb train, on the Georgia
railroad which, goes on the course
mapped out and sticks to it, and
has net been to any other town
but thise on the rout since the
road las been a road.
j}|I?e only absolutely unselfish
ma; was Jesus Christ.. Of all the
ater?s,-of land in the world he; did
nof stake off one acre, and say
"tUs is mine."
||nien : a; fellow makes up; his
B?jadie never gets left.
mav tallc ahont a man
feng intelligent. I have aeen
&eh men failures. ' But. -whenever
ftu find him with a will he
: ?he will of man is that which is
incommand of a.man.
? always did have contempt: for
Dp. of those fellows who is waiting
ff andiron to get hot. But I have
fppeot for the fellow who pounds
a the iron until it i* hot. I al
m didyhave a oonlempt for the
?How who is always waiting for
?nething to'turn up, but,! have the
rofoundest respect and amiration
>r >himwho tuns it up and
?11s it towherthe wants it.
Get in a hurry, The obstacles
ill get out of your way.
I lifre a man who believes in
I believe in a liard head and a
?ft heart.-Augusta Chronicle.
In Gov. Tillman's message we
nd the'following sentence: "A
?opie who do not respect their
iceitors cannot hope to be ?es
icted 'by their posterity, Ind
ntiment at last .is the mother of
ttroiotism." You are right,
overnor. . The editor of The
t? Tabof the pasfceummer, ?ook
her fegft ^we^laloT ^^aud
aeir services and their lives to
heir oountry. The sum and sub
since of our politics now may be
if ted down to but two sentiments
-'.somebody forever, and blast
.'There can be nothing but
langer to this country when
tatesmanship is nothing but a
rame for office and the spoils of
We are glad that Gov. Tillman
igreeswith us and is on the right
ine in this sentiment.-Newberry
?erald and News.
A Monster Serpent.
The largest serpent of which ac
h?rate measurements have been
taken and noted was an anaconda
nrhich Dr. Gardner found <fead and
Busptnded to a fork of a tree dur
ing his travels in Mexico. It was
dragged out into the open by tw<
honso?, and was found to measur<
thirty-seven feet in length. Inside
of it were found the bones an<
flesh of a horse in a half-digeste<
state, and there was no doubt tha
it hadwallowed the animal whole
Dr. Gardner and other travelers ea;
that, anacondas, pythons and boa
attain a length of over forty feel
but there is no recorded installe
of one having been encountero'
longer than that which has bee:
mentioned, though many person
have seen serpents alive whic
they estimated to be of considen
bly larger size.
South Carolina Sends a Negro t
The State Board of Canvasse:
have declared Murray, negr<
elected to Congress over Genen
Moise, white, from the Sevenl
District. As we understand,.it wi
hot denied that the negro receive
a majority of the votes. The co]
test was made against the negi
and in favor of the white man, b
cause seme of the ballots ^we
three-sixteenths of an inch le
than the size prescribed by la1
Otherwise, as we understand it, tl
ballot was correct in every partie
lar. The board did right in n
lending itself to such tricks
would, oust a political oppone:
upon the . merest -pretext, or e
cuse.-Press and Banner.
No bettes* preparation for t
hair has ever been invented th
Ayer's Hair Vigor. It restores t
?rginal to faded and ; .gray ha
imparts that natural -gloss ai
freshness, everyone so mu
admires. Its reputation ts - woi
THE DIVISIONOF TEXAS.
IA Good Opportunity to Secure
Afore Democratic Senator.
The time has come when the
people of Texas should .favorably
consider the division of the State
into a number of commonwealths
in. accordance .with the purpose
entertained at the time of annexa
It was clearly seen.at that- Jime
jkhat the area of Texas was much
too great for _a single-,State,: ?that
with increasing population, filling
up regions widely separated . and
differing in climate, soil and ?pro
ductionsj a diyersity of interests
must arise inconsistent with, ?that
homogeneity of sentiment, j and
policy which is supposed to under
lie State hood.
Accordingly the joint resolution
of March ist, 1845, consenting to
annexation, stipulated that fnew
States of convenient size, not; ex
ceeding foqr in number jin addi
tion to the said State of Texas,
and having sufficiont population,
may hereafter, by the consent of <
said State, bs formed out of the )
tetritory thereof." , <
In brief, it was the intention in 1
admitting Texas to make; five )
States of it. The di vison could not 1
be made then because the territory 1
was not yet sufficiently populated. 3
Now that it is so the original '\
purpose ought to be carried out. i
The area of Texas is 275,7$) i
square miles. That of New York H
is. 49,180. Texas could be divided
into . five States each ot which *
would be larger than New York by t
nearly four thousand square miles, J
or about the size of New York and ?
Connecticut combined. And the 1
pofyulaliioii of jabout 4bU,UUU cudi "J
a population greater thrn that of 1
any of the recently admitted ?
Division is desirable for many <
S&nskThis . great -; empire in 4
m isjenjitled *Qv.a; larger .voice
S??gt^ Ste^?:tallowed m M
Senators. With its rapidly in
creasing population, the several
parts have varying needs to state
law and State policy which can be
completely met only by the
institution of several State govern
The creation of compacter
States would .faciliate every wise
project.of improvement. The ?best
interest of all concerned would be
(^promoted, without .question, . by
division now. Every consideration
that underlies our Federal system
every reason that justifies- the
separate Statehood of Indiana,
Ohio and Illinois, is an argument
in favor[of the division of Texas
into several States.
This desirable end- cannot be
accomplished without the cousent
of Texas, but i there is no- spund
reason either of interest, or senti
ment why that consent should be
whithheld. It will be the proudest
day in the history of the State
when it makes to the Union the
magnificent present of four- new
commonwealhs, represented in the
Senate by. eight new Senators,
while remaining itself a great
State of incalculable, possibilitiefl
in the matter of population wealth
and influence--New York World.
"Some animals exhibit -a queei
lack of sense," says amanwhohai
observed them. "Put a buzzard ii
a pen about six feet square anc
open at the top, and it is as mucl
a prisoner as though it was shul
up in a box. This is becausi
buzzards always begin thei:
flight by taking, a short run, an(
they either cannot or will no
attempt to fly unless they can d<
so. Again, take a common bum
ble bee, and put it in a goblel
It will remain a prisoner for hour
trying to escape throngh the sidet
without ever thinking of escapin;
from the top. So also a bat canno
rise from a'perfectly level surface
Although it is remarkable nimbi
in its flight when once on th
wing, and can fly for man
hours at a time without takin
the least rest, if placed on th
floor or flat ground it is absolute}
unable to use its wingrf. The onl
thing it can do is to shuni
helplessly and painfully alon
until it reaches some triflir
elevation, from which it can thro
itself into the air, when at onoe :
is off like a- flash.
The official voto for Gev. Til
man in the recent State electic
A TALK ABOUT SNAKES.
IIow Rattlers and Other Poi
sonous BeptjUes^ttack People
My only ratttesntike was caught
alive by a young girl who had
that, summe:, killed eleven on her
farm in California. This snake
hag five rattles, which, if we
believe they denote the age,; will
show that he ia five, years old;
Drawin : believed, that the, wittie,
besides being uaedas a warning to
keep o?r* the snakes' enemies,
sometimes ia . employed to call
. The heads of most of j the
venomous snakes, including ?.the
prattlers," bulge just beyond j the
neck. Without exception they
have fangs, either always erector
raised; and laid' back at will. These
fangs ara long, sharp pointed teeth
writh a hollow groove running their
Bntire length. At the root of each
fang is a little bag of poison. When
the snake bites the motion presses
the poison sac and its contents
3ow down through the hollow in
:he ,tooth into the puncture or
found. The harmless little forked I
?ngue is eften .rooken of by .the
minformed as the snake's stinger."
tfow, there is no propriety in; the
lame, as the poisonous snakes do \
mt sting, but bite, their victims.
There is no creature, even if j
>rought from foreign countries
vhere "rattlers" do not exist,! but
nil halt and tremble at the rfirst
raming sound of the rattle. ]
Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, with others
tas been-making experiments (with <
he venom of different serpents,
?e has found that, aside fron* its \
?oisonous qualities, it contains
iving germs, which have j the .
Util. CV y VU. nev, n ixuu w?..Tli -
>itten, these tiny bits of ?Ufe*
?ntering with the poison, cause
larmful action to begin almctet at
mee, Dr. Mitchell has found
chat the nervous ?enter controling
the act of striking seems to be in
the spinal cord, for if he cut pff a
jjjf?fJfrhfiiiA: and then pinioned
ICS ??lTT^n^ yfrgh^ ?geok
turned back, and would have struck
his hand had he been bold enpugh
to hold it still. ,
When a snake has bitten several
times, the poison is quite exhausted
for the time being, rendering the
animal comparatively harmless. It
is said to be this fact .wjhich
enables the Indian enak?.chainiers
to,-handle their charges without
.danger. They tease. them j into
anger, when they will readily i bite
a stick or bundle of rags, and sp
exhaust their venom.
There are 4909 Johnsons in Chi
ago and only 4200 Smiths.
No man is pure in his heart? who
is not pure in his politics. "
The saloons of London if set side
by side would reach a distance of
Married couples in Norway , are
privileged to ride on railroads at
a fare and a half.
There are four States, Wisconsin
Nevada, Minnesota and California,
in wbich a majority of the voten
are foreign born.
Tommy-'-Pvinay I askryou f
Tomm -Well, where is the wine
when it .doesn't blow?
Trouble and kin and cats ar<
about the only things a man cai
have that other people don't tr
to get away from him.
No other remedy is so reliable
in cases of sudden colds, or caughe
or for any and all derangement
of the throat and lungs, as Ayer'
Cherry Pectoral. This wondejfo
medicine affords great relief h
consumption, even in the advance?
stages of that dieases.
Maj. Ernest Gary, who hasbeei
elected Judge, is a young man, bu
a lawyer of sixteen years' practice
and we believe will fill the plac
with credit to himself and th
State. The Herald and New
extends its congratulations.-Nev
berry Herald and Nows.
This is a great State. A wil
bear was killed in Spartanbui
County last week, an eagle measu
ing 6 feet 5 inches from tip i
Laurens County and a pelica
measuring 6 feet 3 inches from ti
to tip in Greenville County.
5,000 lbs. Bacon sides and stri]
Bacon strips 7$c by hundred,
500 lbs. Kingan Hams, at
E. J. NOBRIS'S.
Remember we don't claim to <
it all, but we know that our prie
and our quality in goods can't 1
matched in this market.
J. M. COBB.
from the system,
will cure you.
IF9RBII>" any Person hunting or
otherwise trespassing on my ?ands.
Any such trespassers will be dealt with
according to law. f
ONJJedneeday, the 30th day of Nov.,
1892, at Unlock a. m., one or more
County Commissioners will be at
Shaw' and McKt?emill for the pur
pose of letting-.the contract to keen
the ferry at Jbat. place. Contractor
required to give.iust?Jed bond of $300,
for the faithful performance of his
duty. Commissioners, reserv? the right
to reject any or all bids.
J". A; WHITE.
?P. E. DORN,
'-?M. A. WHITTLE,
Crayon, Pastel* and Oil,
PORTRAITS made at prices to
suit the times.
Childrens' Photographs a specialty.
kW The Photographs now mado
WILL NOT TURN YELLOW.
Edgefield, S. C.
Six Creat Leaders ! ?
$2.00, $2.50. $3.00
$1.50, $2.00, $2.50
Every Pi Warri
Of 24 dozen #airs of these goods
sold last season-only 2 pairs have
been returned for repairs. This
record cannot he beaten by any
shoe dealer in the State. When
you want a GOOD Shoe go to
J. M. COBB,
Cloting, * S'ljoes, * Hats,
*!m hiinii.^iiiiiii :>
'F l WI fl IL
Our Clothing Establishment is full andiom
plete with all grades, from a very cheap suit to
the very best custom made goods. It has been
our desire to establish a First-Class Clothing
House in Edgefield, and we are doing it. Our
goods have been selected with care and we can
make prices to suit the times. We make Cloth
ing, Shoes, Hats, and Gents' Furnishing Goode
.pecialties, and therefore we can do better for
rou than one who sells everything. Wc buy our
goods from the very largest manufacturers and
in Urge quantities, and pay cash for them, thus
we are enabled to sell goods cheaper than else
where. We can show you a line of fine goods
?at yon can get only in large cities. -
Men's suits that we nold last season for $12.50,
we now sell for $10. Suits that arc worth $iS,
wc are selling at $15.
Children's double-breasted snits for s 1.25,
worth $2, and full line of all the better grades.
A lar^e stock of Hubber goods of thc vciy
best quality, to be sold cheap.
A full and complete stock of Hats for boys and
men. AH the latest styles at very low prices.
We have the largest shoe stock ever shown in
Edgefield. We look specially after this depart
ment of our business, and knowtbat we can sat
isfy any one as to Style and price. We can sell
you a Ladies' Dress Shoe, nicely made, buttoned
or laced, for $1. Shoes ar? thc only goods we
have for ladies, and we are always glad to have
th? ladies call and look at our shoes, as we feel
confident that weean please them in our immense
.hoe department. All grades of shoes for children,
mistes, ladies, and men, very cheap.
SHIBTS! SHIRTS I
Tr lauadried and nnlaundried, in all sires and
pei .?ct fits. A first-class unlaundricd shirt, re
enforced bask and front, good linen bosom,and
made of real good homespun, for 50c. An im
mense stock of Negligee shirts, from very cheap
ones to th? very best quality.
Large quantity of Harris wire buckle Suspend
en, thc best that are made, very cheap.
Foll asiortment-very reasonable.
A complete assortment of beautiful handker
Full stoek of Hosiery and Gloves.
We carry a line of these goods that you do not
find in small towns. They are made up for UH
in all the latest shades and styles. Can show
?on the prettiest line of these goods ever
ronght to this town.
A very large stock of Tran ks, Satchels, Valises
aad Umbrellas at low prices.
It ii impossible to give much idea of our stock
n aa advertisement, but when yon need any
thing in onr line, come to see us. We can show
a large, first-class stock, from which to make
your selections, and there is no reason whv we
can't seil you cheaper than Augusta, ana we
will do it.
IHL 33. HABT & CO.
Edgefield, S. C., Sept. rj, 1S93.
25 bushels Seed Wheat,
20 bushels Seed Barley,
15 bushels Seed Rye, at
_E. J. NORRIE'S.
1 car Va. Salt, 65c per sack, at
E. J, NORRIS'S.