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rUOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1893
The South Car >lina railroad will
be sold Ayril 11th._
Spartanburg and Greenville will
soon be connected by telephone.
The railroad cases will come np
in the Supreme Court of the United
States nest Monday.
It is not believed now that the
N World's Fair will be ready for
opening on May 1st.
A negro was sold in Missouri
the other day for twenty dollars.
Cheaper than they used to be.
The Grand Lodge Knights of
Honor of South Carolina, will
meet in Orangeburg April 19th.
Senator George, of Mississippi,
says that cotton will never again
be high enough to rely upon 'o
buy bread and moat.
Massachusetts is moving in the
matter of having a dispensary
law similar to that recently passed
by our legislature.
The State Medical Association
will meet in Sumter the third
Wednesday in April, and prepara
tions are already in progress to
give the visitors a royal time.
Mr. Cleveland has sent ex-Con
gressman Blount, of Georgia, over
to the Hawaii Islands to look into
matters over there and see if it
will be desirable to annex those
Islands to the United States.
South Carolina will be entitled
to one-third class mission and two
consulates. It is said that Calwell
of Newberry, will get the missior
and Gonzales, editor of the Colum
bia State, will get a consulate.
There's a big boom in *he phos
phate business in South Carolina
For the month of February $44,
607^8 has been received in royal
ties by the state-$9000 more thai
was received for the same monti
President Cleveland has d?cid?e
tag^ydlBi ^?^Tor^ur? fita
session, being to repeal the Mc
Kinley tariff, bill, lt is not prob
able, however, that Congress wil
confine itself to this repeal, bu
will doubtless consider and adop
other important measures.
Gov. Tillman has closed a con
tract with a firm in Augusta t<
make bottles and flasks for th<
dispensaries. Thc jugs will b<
obtained from a firm near Trentor
in this county. It is suggestec
that animts 02yibu$qite 2>arati bi
blown into one side of the flaske
and dum spiro spero, on the
The Kansas legislature has de
clared all contracts void that re
quire gold in payment. This is ac
far to one extreme as the legal ten
der decision of the Supreme Court
of the United States was to the
other. This decision required gold
payment for United States bonds
that were originally payable in
gold or silver. The true rule would
seem to be that all obligations
should be redeemed in gold, silver,
or paper currency at the option, of
The New York Sun, which for
weeks past has been devoting its
undoubted powers of ridicule to
the Georgia office-seeker, whose
name is legion, devotes a poetic
tribute under the title "Mr. Stand
Hope Potsdam Sams" to Mr. Stan
hope Sams, an applicant for min
ister to Persia, of which the fol
lowing is the opening verse :
Quoth the Shah at Teheran,
Laying down his "KJmbla Khan ;"
''Great GcewhiJlkins, what's that?
Do I know where I am at?
Can it be we'll entertain,
As the crowning of our reign,
This most distinguished of hizams,
Mr. Stand Hope.Potsdam Stuns!"
The British Government of India
offers large rewards for the produc
tion of designs and models best
adapted for mule carts for trans
port and use of the British army
in India, and the competition is
open to all nations.
The first prize is 750 pounds
sterling, or about $3,720. The
second prize is 500 pounds sterl
ing, or about $2,000. The third
prize is 375 pounds sterling, or
about $1.875. The fourth prize is
250 pounds sterling, or about
$1,250. The fifth prize is 125 pounds
sterling, or about $625. The
premiums will bo awarded by the
quartermaster general of the army
in India, and five other officers
and experts selected by the Gov
S juld any one in South Carolina
desire to compete, they will be fur
nished with full information and
sp?cifications by Mr. James Sprunt,
British Vice Consul at Wilming
ton, N. C.
Women now vote for minor elec
tive offices in twenty States and
Secretary Carlisle is the only
member of the new cabinet who is
not a college-bred man.
Col. J. P. Thomas's history of
the Citadel is being bound, and
will soon be ready for delivery.
It is estimated that there are
15,000 office-seekers in Washing
ton, and the rush is still going on.
It looks as if Col. Wm. Wallace
will be appointed postmaster at
Columbia. Congressman Shell is
The defalcations of Redwine,
the gav cashier of the Gate City
Bank,"Atlanta, foot up $100,000.
He is still in jail.
The State Sunday School con
vention meets in Abbeville on the
4th to 6th of April. Distinguished
speakers will be present.
The average Washington office
seeker's experience might be sum
med up as follows : "I came, I saw
-and the next day it snowed."
Converse College at Spartanburg
will be dedicated on April 21st.
Senator Gordon of Georgia will
deliver the address of the day.
The Columbia Journal rises to
remark that, the sea-cow must be
gentle for no one has ever heard
of her kicking over the milking
The Wilmington Messenger's
Washington dispatches state that
the consulship to Rio Janeiro has
been virtually givm to Editor N.
The South Carolina College has
secured the services of Professor
Rayhill, the noted elocutionist,
who will begin soon a regular
course of instruction on elocution.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General Maxwell is chopping off
Republican heads in great Bhape.
He has so far removed seventy-one
fourth-class postmasters. Let the
good work progress, advance, go on.
The statement is made tbat there
j_ GXLm a-u--i.
eolds of greater or leis severity re
sulting from exposure during the
inauguration ceremonies and at
"From all sections of the South
ern cottonbelt," says the Philadel
phia Record, come reports of a
largely increased cotton acreage j
and it looks as if the farmers were
determined to hr.ve five cent cot
ton again, even if they should be
the only sufferers by it. Mean
while these farmers, who have
failed to profit by experience, are
exchanging two pounds of cotton
for one pound of Western meat,
aud are even buying large quanti
ties of Northern and Western hay. I
What fools these particular mor
tals be! This is an outside view
of the situation it is true, but it
fits without a winkle."
The New York Sun has the fol
lowing to say of the controlling in
fluence of the South in Congress
and it is the vote of this section,
beyond any question that made
Cleveland President :
"Of the 45 Democratic United
States Senators, 30are from South
ern States and 15 from the Eastern,
Western, N?w England, Pacific
and Northwestern St ates. There
is not a Republican Senator from
any one of the fifteen States of the
South. If there were a Southern
Republican in the Senate the
Democracy would now be without
a working majority in that body;
if there were two Republican or
Populist Senators from the South
the Democrats would be in a
minority. The new Senate is com
posed of 45 Democrats, 39 Repub
Heans, and 4 Populists, all of the
atter being chosen fr-jm the West
"The new House of Representa
tives, when organized, will consist
of 213 DQnocrats, 131 Republicans,
and 12 Populists, the latter all
hailing from Western States. At
the late election 126 Congressmen
were chosen in Southern States.
Of these 120 were Democrats and
6 Republicans. Excluding the
States of the South from the com
putation, the next House of Rep
resentatives would consist of 126
Republicans, 103 Democrats, and
"The decisive influence of the
votes of the Southern States in the
determination of the Presidency
is already well known. Mr. Cleve
land received 277 electoral votes,
of which the South contributed
153. Outside of that section Mr.
Harrison's electoral vote was 145,
Mr. Cleveland's 124, and Gen.
Weaver's 12. Nor can we examine
the popular vote without arriving
at the same conclusion, namely,
that the solidity of the Democratic
South was a determining force in
deciding the election ; for, exclu
sive of the Southern States, Mr.
Henson's majority over Mr.
Cleveland was 447,000."
If there was one "original Cle
and editor" in South Carol:
?vho we thought had turned
Face as flint against the seeking
in office, that editor was N.
Gonzales, of the State, but
?ewe from Wafhington says
wants a consulate, and now we
?itting in the midst of another
[>ur shattered idols - The Oran
CHUNKS OF SENSE.
The Sparta, Ga., Ishmael:
whose hand is against everjr farD
who buys his meat and bread
Btead of making it at homo-1
the following chunks of ho
sense in his last issue on the si
ject of cotton :
The cotton acreage in forei
countries increases evury year.
Egypt, Central Africa, Ind
China, and Turkestan, under t
fostering care of the British a
Russian governments, the mt
strenous efforts are being made
Eupplant the product of the cott
fields of the United States a
every year witnesses a nearer ?
proach to the consummation
that end. In considering the qui
tion of supply and demand as
refers to cotton, the probable yie
of the foreigu fields will hem
forth continue to be a very i:
First, that there will be but litt
if any, iccrease in the demand 1
Second, that there will be, frc
the different sources mentioned
large increase in the supply.
And what will all teat mean
to the price? It will mean a pri
under the average cost of produ
tion in the Cotton States east
the Mississippi river. That is t
way in which it looks to The Is
maelite. It means that disast
impends over every farmer in thc
States, to whom the cotton crop
sole source of living profit. T
refusal to admit the truth of t
teaching will not tend, in I
slightest degree, to mitigate t
severity of the coming resulte.
WILL THEY FIGHT HIM?
A Senator Declares That I
Will Sot Be Confirmed, if
The Columbia Journal.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 24.
Yos, sir. You eau state wi
emphasis that Mr. N. G. Gonzal
will not be confirmed if appoint
to a consulate. If I am correct
informed, and I have no reasi
to question the source of the i
uigamicu. jL/einocracy lu ii J cr cn.a
and for this reason a number
Senators will fight his appoii
ment and oppose his confirmatii
if appointed over our protest."
This was the remarkable stal
ment made to-day by a well knov
Senator from the Northwest. F
political reasons, his name is,
his own request, withheld, uni
the matter comes up. So it seer
an organized fight is in store f
I saw Senator Irby,and inquin
if he knew anything concernir
the affair, but he refused to 1
interviewed, and only said:
international relations were estai
?8hed between tne Uuited Statt
and h-I I would warmly endors
the application of Gonzales ?
envoy extraordinary and minizte
plenipotentiary to that place, bu
I am opposed to his holding an
Irby's face looked calm, but i
was the clam that always precede
Your correspondent is in posses
sion of information that makes i
safe and certain to say that thi
Tillmanite8 will receive their jus
proportion of the Federal patron
age. This statement may bi
challenged, but it is none the lesi
Senator Butler called on the
President to-day and presented
Captain Alston and both were wei]
Gen. W. W. Humphreys, ol
Anderson, arrived this morning tc
take a hand in the fight for
An exchange tells the story of
a boy who went to market with a
sack of rabbits and lingered
around town all day, When asked
by his mother why he had not
sold his rabbits he sud no one
had asked him what was in his
sack. How many merchents are
like this little boy? They have
plenty of goods for sale, but fail
to tell the people what is in the
Back. If you expect to sell goods
in this day and age of the world
you must open your sack aud
keep shouting the merits of your
?tock in trade.-Seguin Enterprise.
"And now, my good woman."
said the learned man who was
ipplying for board, "will you be
pleased to inform me for[the benefit
)f myself and family, what the
gastronomic possiblities of your
table are that there may be ho
future misunderstanding on that
point? What do you have upon
four board three times a day in
;he shape of sustenance for tho
Then the landlady, rising to her
reet and putting her arms akimbo,
.oared out in a strictly coramn; Jal
HAVOC ?F A CYCLONE.
it Strikes in Three States, and
Causes Enormous Damage.
Thc Columbia Journal.
MEMPHIS. Tenn., March 24.
The path of the cyclone which
entered Tennessee yesterday after
noon in a southwesterly direction
from Mississipi, appears to have
been about twenty miles in width.
The wires are down in ali direc
tions. There is no telegaphic
communication with Nashville
and intervening points, and little
news i8 obtainable from the places
visited by the cyclone. This city
barely escaped. 0
A heavy rain fell and a high
wind blew at the time the cyclone'
raged. It became as dark as night
for thirty minutes.
Heavy damage was dotie to trees
and small outbuildings.
A train from Birmingham, Ala.,
which arrived late last night, re
ports much damage between here
and Byhalia, twenty mile* east,
At 2: 30 o'clock this morning
the wire at Kelly was tapped.
The details telegraphed show that
the early reports are no? exaggerted.
Not a honse escaped thc storm's
fury and only a few are left stand
ing and they are badly damaged.
The house of Roland Cox was
lifted bodily and blown away, not
a piece of timber being left. The
house of Robert Stevens was
levelled into a heap of ruins. The
residence of D. N.^ Harris, a
wealthy planter, was wrecked, and
the house of four ot his tenants
wer?1 bloww away. Throe houses
belonging to S. Hudnell were
The wind indulged, in a queer
freak willi the dwelling House of
W. C, Coggs. It formerly faced
north. It ?till stands in a damage
condition, but no iv facas south
VICKSBURG, Mis*-., Mardi 24.
Additional cyclone new?, received
from passengers on tho mid nigh 1
train from Memphis, savslhal thc
storm spoilt its force botweon
Tunica and Shaw stations, which
are about seventy miles apart anc
on the railroad.
At Shaw some stores were blowi
down and a few citizens wen
wounded. At Tunica court hous<
it seriously damaged church auc
other buildings were destroy. A
.^/.lvriWi KmrfiA-Jrill nf uesxo-Childrei
were hurt but none killed. It wil
de a day ar two before the ful
extent of the dreadful disaster i
Bowling Green, Ky.-A'terri bh
cyclone passed over this city las
night at 7:45 oclock. Great damagi
was done. The Louisville & Nash
ville round house was totalh
wrecked. About fifteen engines ol
the Louisville & Nashville Com
pany were badly damaged, N<
lives are thought to have beet
William Ford's new building
one of the handsomest buildings
in the city, was unroofed, as wen
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-A severe storir.
swept across tho Mississippi Delta
yesterday morning,doing consider
able damage to the early crops anc1
creating much excitement. The
news from the various points indi
cate that while the storm wa?
cyclonic, the early rumors of thc
damage done were exaggerated.
One man is said to havo been
killed at Kelly's and another
injured by falling buildings. The
damage elsewhere was to property
The report that Wattervalley had
been wiped out and the inhabitants
killed, cannot be authenticated,
and is considered a canard. No
special trains have gone out from
NASHVILLE. Tenn.-A severe
wind and rain strorm swept over
Nashville last night, doing much
damage in the northern part of
the city. In South Nashville a
store filed with people was blown
down and a number injured. One
boy was killed and another will
There was a great Roman who
avered that he would rather be first
in a little Iberian village than sec
ond in Rome, and how comes a
Georgia editor who says he would
rather be a ''fiddler on the coast
of Tybee than a player of the
mandolin at the millenium."-N.
Y. Wo. ld.
The Rock Hill Herald says that
Hall White, body servant of Dr.
W. J. White during and before tho
war, writes to the Doctor from
Liberia that he is prospering in
that far-off country. He has a
coffee farm of 3,000 trees and two
sons have adjacent farms of 1,000
trees each. He has been there six
years and is satisfied, except that
thc natives are constantly engaged
g&T' 95 cents on the dollar will
be paid for school checks at the
A uv KUTI.s UK ollice, provided you
aroa subscriber to the paper, or
become a subscriber when you
bring in the check.
Remember that the glory of life
is in its combats, not in the prizes
we may win.
New Orleans was the first city
in the United States to have street
"HP who makes up his mind
that he came into this world to do
something, and then goes to work
to do it, will be of service to man
It is all right for Baby Ruth to
pull the tail of the White House
cat, but wnat the Georgia editors
want is to 6eo her pa yank the
republican elephant by the snout
until there is not a smell of him
left in thc public barn.
It is stated that under the new
prorating of consular pay South
Carolina is entitled to place?
. irawing $19,500 in salaries. Geor
gia to $30,000, Florida to $5,000
and Alabama to $20,000. The
division, it seems, is to be made
on the b?f?is of population;-The
I have just opened a stock of
beautiful Spring and Summer
Millinery at the old stand, Mr. W.
H. Turner's store, wbere I wiil be
pleased to see my friends and the
public. My stock consists of all
kinds of Millinery goods, Pattern
Hats and Novelties. The most
eauiful tami) pats,
IDA co VAR.
Bsef, Pori Saisie, Mon,
Always on hand at my market,
n<-;ir the d'pot-?Kl Culgan house.
W. A. LIVINGSTON.
IF there, is any person now living in
the county or Stale who was present
and witnessed the tnarriagp of Lewis
Cu!breath and Rebecca Maguire on the
?th day of November, 181*2, by .raines
F. Patterson, near Richardsonville, or
lias any knowledge of said marriage
he or (?he will confer a favor by ad
dressing the widow.
Fulton county, Ga.
Work the Roads.
ALL road-overseers aro hareby di
rected to order out liieir hands and
put 1 heir respective roads in good con
dition, ns prescribed by law, before
I on rcaus v^xir-pv vu vi?\v~?i(...,^,
J. A. WHITE,
D. W. PA DGETT,
J. W. BANKS,
C. C. E. C.
H. C. PKR1CI.V9, T. A. HAUSER,
Saw Mill Machinery,
Mils ni ill Supplies
Founders & Machinists.
GEO, B, LAKE
- AXD -
Office over Bank o? Meli
OX Friday and Saturday, the 21st and
22nd of April, proximo, t he Board
of School Examiners for Edgelleld
county will meet at Edgefleld C. IL,
for the purpose of examining: appli
cants to teach in the public schools of
the county. Friday will bi? devoted to
the whiles and Saturday to the colored
M. ?. DAVENPORT,
S. C. K. C.
Padgett Pays the Freight !
A In KM iHnstraJ.-il Catalogue show
ing hundreds ..fdesluns of Furniture.
Stows nuil Uiby Carriages will be
mulled free. If you mention this
paper. I will sell you KCRKITCRK, ?
eli-.. Just as cheap ;IH you eau buy g
them In Innre eiti-s. and pay the ?
freight to your depoL .-> r,
Ht-rc aro a few Humpies: - B
A No 7llat fopCook?ngSlovewltn |
20 cooking utensils, delivered to any E
depot-, ror*l2 0? " I
A i-liol" Cooking Range with 20 E
cooking utAitHllM, delivered to any g
depot, lor flSiMk
A lame linc of Sloven In propor
tion, special usent for Charter Oak
Stoves. . . . ...
A nico Parlor - ult. upholstered In
.'O.KI plush, frail tonalli" colors, de
ll vi-rvct ?ny where for 180.00. A large
line of I'arlor Suits tu select from.
A Beti room suit, large glass, big
bedstead, enclosed washstand, full E
snit 0 piece?; chair- have cane seats,
delivered anywhere forttiDO.
Other suits both cheaper and more
fi yds. of yd.-wlde Carpet for |7 50.
I pair Nottingham Lace Curtains,
pole, 2 chains, 2 hooks, 10 pins, all
??*nlco Window Shade, 7 ft. long, 8
ft. wide.on spring rollers.wlth fringe
tor 50 cents. . "
No freight paid on Shades and Cur
tains unless ordered in connection
with other goods. C%
Sond for Catalogue. Address
jj. E\ PADGETT,
805 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
CHILL and FEVER
The River Swamp
IS A CERTAINlCURE FOR
Price 50 cents awi $1.00 Per Bottle.
hills and Fever,
Also a PREVENTIVE of all the
troubles. The remedy is simple and
harmless contains no arsenic or poison
ous drug. In all cases of debility and
loss of appetite from malarial poison
ing the use of this wonderful remedy
Ask for the River Swamp Chill
and Fever Cure and take no other.
Sold by all country stores.
LA. GA?DELLE, DriPt
Proprietor & Manuf r,
1 8 9 3!
Gli6Wi]i? & Smoking Tobacco,
JAS. M. COBB ia tho manufac
turer's agent for the best and cheap
est line of TOBACCO on the
market. Examino his. prices.
Special prices given by 1 he box in
10, 20 and 40 lb. lot?. *
J. M. Cobb.
HpHE Edgerleld Comity Alliance
1 is hereby notified u hold their
next quarterly meeting at Edgerleld
un Wednesday, 121 li day ni April prox. ?
This change of time for meeting is
made at the request of District Lee- -
hirer Gaston, who, with il.y State Lec
turer, will be present an;l address the
meeting. A full attendance is desired.
\v. ii. T: KR MAX,
1res. E. C. A.
Subscribe to tho Edgefield AD
Union Mutual Life Insurance Company,
Its Policies are the Most Liberal Now Offered
to the Public.
Is Ihe only existing Company whose policies are,o; can be subject to.the
MAINE NON-FORFEITURE LAW.
WHAT IT IS.
The Maine Non-Forfeiture law protects policies from forfeiture
by reason of default of payment of premiums. It provides that, after
three years' premiums"have been paid, failure to pay any subsequent
premiums shall not forfeit a policy, but it shall continue in force for
its full amount until the reserve (less a ?mail surrender charge) upon
the policy is exhausted.
The reserve is a sum made up of portions of each arid every pre
mium paid upon a policy in anticipation of its maturity. Beginning
with a small portion of the first premium, it is increased each year by
the addition of each subsequent premium, and grows larger year by
year, until, at maturity, it irxactly equals the face of the policv. When
a policy is discontinued therefore, there is in the hands of tho Com
pany a* D-serve, greater or less, according to the character and age of
the policy. Instead of permitting the Company, upon non-payment
of premium, to confiscate this reserve, the Maine Non-Forfeiture Lav/
requires th* Company to continue the policy in force until the policy
holder receives an equivalent for it in extended insurance.
How IT WORKS.
If a person, aged 35, pays three years' premiums upon a twenty
pavment Life policv and then discontinues payment, the policy will
be'eontinued 4 years and 257 days longer; if he pays five premiums,
and then discontinues, the insurance will continue 7 xears au<* 357
If the policy is a twenty year endowment, same age, three years
payments will give an extension of 8 years and 150days; five years'
payment 13 years, 300 days. If the policy is a 15 Year Endowment,
?SLQOO) same age, three years' payments will secure insurance to the
ena OL tile^uuw?mijo ptuwi TIO.OO ?.. VWL ?? ;.?0V?^-U livo till
that time, and in like manner ten years' payments secures insurance
for the full 15 years and $592.17 in cash.
These extensions vary with the age of the insured, the class of
policy, and the number of payments made; they are stated in each
policy, in years and days, for each number of payments, so that the
policy-holder knows ata glance exactly what he is entitled to if he
discontinues his payments at any time.
What St Bas Done.
The Company Has Paid over Two Hundred Death Claims, in con
sequence of this law, aggregating in sum3 insured more than Four
Hundred Thousand Dollars.
In every case there had been a default in 'he payment of pre
mium, and, except for this law, the policies would have been of little
or no value. Instead of this, the insurance in each case was extended
to the time of death, and the Company was required to pay to the
beneficiaries under the policies the sum of $418,335.77.
T?8 Un o? lie Ia Elisions as Couped
WITH: ZP^HD-TJIP VALUES.
It is the custom of many companies to provide in their policies
that, upon discontinuance of payment of Premium, paid-up policies
will be given, without the option of extension. This was the practice
of the Union Mutual before the Maine Non-Forfeiture Law was en
acted, but it now substitutes for paid-up values the more advantage
ous plan of extended insurance. The objection to the paid-up system
is that the amount of paid-up insurance which is given upon the dis
continuance of payments upo., a policy, unless it has been in force a
great many years, is insignificant, and -of little or no value as protec
tion ; and it leaves the insured who ceases payment without adequate
insurance at the very time he needs it the most.
The great advantage of the extended insurance afforded by the
Maine Law over the most liberal paid-up system is strikingly shown by
the following comparison, and it will be observed that the paid-up
value is insignificant in comparison with the amount actually paid by
the Union Mutual. The result of two hundred and twelve policies
was this :
If the insured had received paid-up policies instead of ex
tended insurance, the Company would have had to
pay in settlement of the claims only. $98,197.50
Whereas, in fact, it did pay under the Maine Law, $418,344.77
Making a difference in favor of the beneficiaries under Two
Hundred and Twelve policiei of $320,147.28
The policies are free from restrictions, and incontestible after
A grace of ono month is given in the payment of premiums.
For further information call on, or address,
B. B. EVANS, .
Manager for South Carolina,
Office, No. 1, Advertiser Building,
EDGEFIELD, S. O.