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niOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
THURSDAY, OCT. 19, 1893.
Charleston will have no Gala
Week "this fall. It has been post
poned until spring.
Nelly Bly, who made the fast
trip around the world a year or so
ago, has joined the Salvation
The Newberry Ob"
. that Newberry w:i'
President ot the Siace
A j lin nee has i&5v:"": ? ?o
th-?-. car> do so. ~??t?.
...;a bug Seuators are said
Oe weakening in the United
States Senate, but President Cleve
fc land is still as stiff-necked as an
j Egyptian Pharaoh.
The annual meeting of the State
Bible Association will be held in
Orangeburg on Wednesday, Octo
ber 25lh inst, The Rev. Dr. Horn,
of Charleston, will deliver the an
4 . .
The first sentense for violation
of the Dispensary law was by Judge
Wallace, at Walhalla. George J.
McAlister pleaded guilty and was
sent to the penitentiary at hard la
bor for two years.
It would seem from the Augusta
Chronicle that half of the ex
hibits from the World's Fair will
be transferred to the Augusta Ex
position before the opening day on
the 14th of November.
The killing frosts that are re
ported from the Mississippi valley
on Sunday morning last will not
be so killing, we opine, as reported,
but enough so at any rate to run
cotton up a few points.
Nineteen lives were lost at
Georgetown in the storm of last
Friday night. On Magnolia beach
the tide rose three or four feet in
ten minutes, the waves sweeping
the houses from their foundations.
"Charleston will not crow so loud
hereafter. Last Tuesday about
twenty State constables raided that
city from centre to circumference,
arrested a large number of blind
tigers, and the peeple didn't do
anything but stand off and cuss.''
So says the Piedmont Headlight.
In the opinion of the Edgefield
ADVERTISER South Carolina, in the
olden time, did a little loo much
hero worshipping, and nowadays a
little too little. If the ADVERTISER
will put its latter-day heroes on
dress parade we may be able to
point out the reason for the vari
The ADVERTISER has no "dress
parade" heroes in stock. The State's
heroes are entitled^ to the cake in
"the "dress parade bnsiness.
In his message to Congress on
the Sherman bill the President
used this significant expression:
"This matter rises above the plane
of party politics." This utterance
means, if it means anything, that
President Cleveland, on this par
ticular matter of a rep3al of the
Sherman law, will not be guided
by the wishes of the democratic
party expressed in its Chicago plat
form or anywhere else.
Senators Butler uud Irby each
made speeches in the Senate last
week on identically the same line,
that is, opposition to the repeal of
the Sherman law without a substi
tute, and both of th->m "sassed"
President Cleveland. Wo cannot
see why Senator Butler is not, just
now, as good a "ramracker" as any
of us, and to use an expression of
the late Judge Platt, he and Irby
on this particular issue are "pretty
much of a muchness.
RING THE CHANGES ON IT.
Senator Butler in concluding his
speech in the United States Senate
in favor of free silver, made use
of the following ringing sentence :
"You may strike down habeas
corpus ; you may destroy the bili
of rights ; you may abolish trial
by jury and other monuments of
American liberty, anda people ac-,
cu&tomed to freedom will get along
some how, and after some fashion,
but if you place the people ot this
or any other country at the mercy
of a privilcgsd money class, you
had better take the hot winds of
the desert and let them sweep over
that oountry, for destruction will
follow as sure as the day follows
Senator Butler is right, and he
might have gone farther and Btated
with equal truth that the very con
dition of affairs he deprecited
was actually in esse. By their
own confession the syndicate of
national bankers precipitated the
crisist brough which we are just
now passing, and they could only
have brought about such a state
of financial distress because they
have -'the people of this country
a,t their mercy."
-LL AND JIM.
Bill : I have changed the name
ot my dog to Tom Watson.
Jim : What for? Is he any ac
Bill: No; but I thought, maybe,
to chango his name would improvo
him. Tom Watson is a rn1'
Jim: Yes, To^
might}' sm? - ' -ut that v.
help - : n ic d< % . li
' ' 'Xi TymW&csos? There is such
. hir:?, if yj)vi wu; ??XO*O8<
j hi bi n little .. :art. . chat
: >? ^o has been
? Tom Vi atson and third
. a> v to y ou?
' I--don't care to mention
. carnes. But the democratic party
anrt doing us right, who have been
fighting, voting, and starving to do
its bidding so long. Why does
President Cleveland so bitterly op
pose our having silver money?
Jim: I do not distrust Mr.
Cleveland's honesty, but I do not
believe he is right in opposing sil
ver. At the same time to change
your name from a democrat to a
third partyite won't improve your
chances of getting relief any more
than it would your .dog. It viii
only prolong the suffering to do so.
There are thousands pf democrats
in South Carolina who will not
desert their party, even though
they know' it to be wrong, and
those who do, will find themselves
weak** than before; besides if the
whole party can't carry out its
platform, which demands silver
and gold, what chance will a third
party have which is much weaker
in numbers, and with no record be
Bill : But, Jim, we have been
waiting so long for the democratic
party to get into power and at last
when it does get the lines in hand
its chief executive, tho President,
goes back on the promises of the
party to give relief to the people.
Cleveland has been in office a good
while, and Congress, a democratic
Congress, has, owing to his influ
ence, not done a living thing to
help U3 cut of the mire.
Jim: Yet, Bill, that is substan
tially true. But the choice is now
between present, distress and future
ruin. If you desert the democratic
party now, the republicans will
elect the next President and the
next Congress, a force bill will go
through these bodies and negro
domination will result. The j West
can dicker with the third party,
but the South cannot, especially
South Carolina. In the Western
States a good many ; republicans
are going in the third party in
their State politics, but in federal
matters they remain steadfast to
the old party. Are you willing to
swap local government for a few
silver dollars? to be fooled into
selling your birthright for suoh a
mess of pottage as that? Besides,
President Cleveland will never be
able to dominate any subsequent
Congress or even the present one
as he has been doing in this silver
business; his lines are already
weakening. He has, in my humble
opinion, reached the acme of his
fame and influence. The very
senators who are now doing his
work have always been and are
now in favor of silver, but for
some unaccountable reason they
are pulling back instead of going
forward, Vorhees, Carlisle, Gordon,
and all declare they are bi-met
tahsts. They are ashamed or
afraid to come out openly against
silver, although working that way
temporarily. There is another
reason, Bill, why you should stand
up to the rack until the fodder is
put in it, and that is this : You
are a Tillman ite, or at least }'ou
wear the badge, a sitting down
collar: now if many of the
reformers desert to the third party
it will give tho reform movement
an awful black eye, and Tillman
ism, as it is called, will be wiped
out, root and branch, in the next
campaign, The few third partyites
in South Carolina will vote the
Tillman ticket anyway, then why
go over to them and lose thous
ands of Tillman-democrats, who
wonld prefer to see such a result,
Tillmanism wiped out, than to
leave their old mother, the demo
Bill: Well, Jim, you have
preached a mighty good sermon
from a mighty small text, and I
reckon I will have to hearken. You
talk sound, and I expect you are
right. My old woman has been
telling me that the Bible said "not
to run after strange gods," and
says she, "that Tom Watson is the
strangest god I ever seed in these
parts." Jim, I won't change my
dog's name. He ain't ketching
anything, but I will stand by him
till hell freezes over and we can
both skeet across on the ice, me
and my dog.
The Washinion Post has the
following t.) say about Senator
Irby and his recent and only
speech in the United States St-nate :
Senator Irby's speech on
Wednesday atcracted moro atten
rion than many of his disapproving
colleagues would like to admit.lt
was not so nrach the BtyV de
livery of'the trite SP-' ?n
tained, as it WP- JO > . . .. ?
s**" . afch-Osiroil ?? s>?.'...-. aid
: . '.. vwiht Mr; 'Jiorala.?-* nc-r?i?Xieo
; artd wc hot fi ''? ... ft is j;c>:>- y.j
Sens ?r i * > . ?it?ed bis ! 0_ the
.* the bust
\.? senator Irby
1 t? ;;t ' hy, feel justified in
-ie administration's tariff
.urea. Senator Dixon, of Rhode
xsland, looked up from his desk
stopped writing (the.writes more
than any other man in the Senate)
and turned his car around into a
better position for listening, and
went on writing;
There wasn't much need of a
quorum calling while Irby taked.
The Senate was listening so not
much to what he said, as for what
he was going to say next. Irby has
the same sort of a face that Catlin
puts on some of his great Sioux
and Cheyenne chiefs. Short and
broad, wide from ear to ear, nar
rowing in on a. compressed mouth.
All typical of a man whose friend
ship is preferable to his enmity;
a man fierce in his friendships
and dangerous in his hates, noth
ing half way about him at any
There are indications of a com
promise on the silver question.
President Cleveland and Secretary
Carlisle are offering, it is said, an
olive branch to the silver senators
in the 6hape of a two hundred
million dollar issue of bonds. And
this is just what the National
Bank Syndicate would most desire,
as it would be a perpetuation of
national banks for years to come,
and of course these banks would
handle these bonds, and tho people
would still be at their mercy as
now they are. Compromises on
economic questions are always
wrong. Besides such an arrange
ment would not settle the matter as
to whetherjhis country should have
a single or double standard, but
would indefinitely postpone such
settlement. The terms offered are
too hard. Let tlie battle go on !
The cyclone lasi Friday did
great damage at St. Augustine and
other.points in Florida.
On the Dispensary.
Kev. C. W. Creighton, in Christian Neighbor.
Dear Bro. Browue : We so heartly
endorso yours position on the Dis
pensary and the Methodist Church
that we are constrained to depart
from our usual custom and write
you accordingly. Your head ?3
level, and just at this time a few
more of the same calibre might
save* our CLuroh serlOUB injury
and in some pbecs ruin. Surely
our preachers are not thinking of
the condition of tho country and
the future effect of the exercise of
discipline at this time on our
Church. We are in a revolution.
They never go backwards and if
our Church puts herself in the
current she will be swept away.
History does rebord a similar
. tale of things in all the annals of
our cuunty. Our people are divided
upon great issues ; they have de
liberately made up tneir mind,
and they will net be driven from
Besides the now famaus para
graph of our Discipline was enacted
with reference to a different state
of socie'y, and intended to apply
to the vendor of spirituous liquors
for private gain. It was not
designed to apply to public officers
in the employ os the State govern
ment, and can only be applied to
such by a stretch of legal construc
tion disallowed in criminal pro
cedure and practice. Forbearance,
caution and moderation cannot
and will not hurt either the chara
ter or the sprituality of the Church.
Besides, did we not crate the very
sentiment that justifies our people
in accepting the official position
of dispenser? It is amusing to see
men who a short time ago boasted
that they had no convictions, be
cause convictions are unpepular
rushing into print to declare their
convictions, Not every man that
jumps with the flowing tide "gets
there., One day they are flinging
"the rock of gamblers and bar
keepers," and the next day they
are pounding upon some humble
dispenser. If it were not so com
monplace we might make some
ejaculation touching consistency.
Would it not be the part cf wisdom
to jjwait until our General Con
ference meets and then submit the
true state of things to that body for
prayerful consideration and direc
tion? To do thia we mnst have
men who will submit to that body
tho condition of things in the
State, and not their personal views.
This we can do. As I go over the
country and see the handsome
churches built upon the ruins of
the Methodist Church, love to my
own spiritual mother bids me be
This atiri 3acra fames of Piastern
merchants may at last prove to be
a cave larger than that of
Macbpelah, into which this Con
gres will descend, and bo heard
of no more.-Bishop Keener in
Nashville Christain Advocate.
HOLD YOTJK COITON.
The Advice of Presiden Evans of
The State Allanee. !
BEXNETTSTILLE, October ?,1893.
To the Cotton Planters and
[embers of the Alliauce ?of the
Cotton States: This has
bad years for cotton ; with
and floods and droughts, wij
elements and seasons out or
as it were, the crop is shortJ
will be no cotton to pick ? worth
speaking of after the 1st of ?Jiovem
ber in the Atlantic Stated. "The
Texas crop is reported to be. from
300,000 to htilf a million bales less
than last year. The prico jof cot
ton is about th 9 average cost of
production. American skinners
are in a large measure oui of the
market on accounnt of the: impos
sibility of procuring mtfney on
time loans to invest in cotton, and
the price is governed almost en
tirely by what Europe wp] pay
for it. \J *"
Now what are you goingio do?
He that provideth not for his ow n
household "hath denifed the faith
and is worse than un infidel." The
cotton farmer can command the
situation by holding on to his cot
ton until trade conditions improve
and those who want it and obliged
to have it come after it with their
money. Hold on to every bale of
cotton where you can possibly do
so without injury to your creditor
until the price advances. Make
every honorable effort to meet your
obligations, but hold your cotton ;
you are entitled to a higher price
if there is any virture in thu law
of supply and demand.
There is iv ither justice nor rea
son in the farmer always sacrific
ing himself that others may le-^p
to for!uno. But present action is
not all that is necessary; plan for
tb.;3 future. The funner buys too
much ; ho should be always a seller ;
prepare to reduce thc cotton acreage
for next year and to raise year own
corn, wheat, and bacon at homo.
Xot until you do this will you be
independent and able to fix yonr
own price. I take this opportunity
of appealing to the press through
out the cotton States to help the
farmers in their righteous efforts
to procure a ?living price for their
cotton before it all get?? out of
their hands. I take this opportu
nity of appealing to our oreditors
to do what they can to help ns in
this effort to prevent the sacrifice
of our year's labor.
W. D. EVANS,
President Farmers' State Al
liance of South Carolina.
Natara shohia uo
assisted to throw
o ?T i mp nr it ios of the
does it so well, so
promptly, or so
safely as Swift's
LIFE HAD NO CHARMS.
For three years I was troubled with mala
rial poison, which caused my appetite to fail,
and I was greatly reduced in flesh, and life
lost all its charms. I tried mercurial and
potash remedies, but to no effect leonid
getno relief. I then decided to tn
A few bottles of this wonderful f?S?.JBgffll
medicine made a complete and permanent
cure, and I now enjoy better health than ever.
J. A. RICE, Otawa, Kan.
Our book on Blood and Skin Diseases
SWIFT SPECIFIC Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Notice of Final Settlement
NOTICE is hereby givei that on
the 21st day of October, 1893,
I will make a final settement in
the Probate Judge's >fiice for
Edgefield county, S. C., asguardiau
for Mary A. Padgett andMattie L.
Padgett, and at the same time ap
ply for final discharge asguardian
of said wards.
A. E. PADGETT Giardian
Axes, Chocohte, C
Axe Handles, Catsup, S
Axle' Grease, Castor Oil, S
Omega, Cabbage, N
Bacon, Omega, 0
Bran, Flour, C
Barley, Fruit, 0
Baking Powder, Feed, C
Bagging, Fire Works, F
Buckets, Fruit Jars, P
Broomp, Omega, P
Bolognas, Glass Ware, P
Butter, . Gelatine, P
Back Bands, Hams, F
B B Cartridges, Hames, F
Coffee, Hoes, P
Coffee Mills, Horse Shoes, P
Churns, Omega, P
Crackers, Irish Potatoes, P
Crockery, Jelly Tumbler.1 P
Corn, Kerosene, P
Cigars, Lamons, P
Cigerattes, Lard, P
Chewing Gum, Lobster?, O
Cocoanute, Om^ga, R
Collars, Molasses, R
Collar Pads. Meal, R
Cooking ExtractsMace, R
Cheese. Mule Shoes, il
Corn Beef, Macaroni, R
Cherries, Mackerel, R
Candy, Mustard, R
Citron, Matches. 3
Currants, Mucilage, Si
Cranberry Sauce,Machine Oil, Sj
I am hardly ever undersol?
ore Your Eolio? !
ALL THE SIGNS INDICATE
"Within Sixty Days.
It is the part of wisdom then to store
your cotton. The Edgefleld Ware
house, right at the Cumberland Gap
depot, will do this for you on very
reasonable terms. My representative
at Edgefleld will be glad to give you
all the information desired.
J. S. MOORE,
Notice to Bridge Builders.
ONE or more county commissioners
will be at the Stone's Mill on Big
Stevens Creek, on Thursday, the 2nd
day of November, 1893, at 10 o'clock A.
M., for the purpose of lettiugthe con
tract to build a bridge at that place.
Bridge will require a one hundred
foot span across the stream. Specifi
cations given on day of letting.
J. A. WHITE, Chair.
J. W. BANKS,
D. VV. PADGETT,
C. C. E. C.
THERE will be a meeting of Hol
lingsworth Alliance at the Dispen
sary on Friday, Oct. 20,at 3 P.M.sharp.
Let there be a full attendance, as mat
ters of grave moment to the common
wealth will come up before the meet
S. B. MAYS,
J. B. DAVIS,
0. M. WILLIAMS,
B. B. EVANS,
Mle Female College,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Session ol 1893-94 begins Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Attendance, 242. Corps of Instructors,
18. Course of study, thorough and
Department of Music-Wade R.
Brown, (Artist Graduate of New Eng
land Coi:, ol'Music) Director.
Full Conservatory Course-In Piano,
Voice. Violin, Organ, Viola-Harmony
and Theory. Assistant insrruotors are
Department of Art thoroughly
Health record, unrivalled.
Terms ol' board, tuition, music, etc.,
low and reasonable.
Daughters ol' Ministers of the Gos
pel are accorded reduced rates.
Two girls coming from the same
family are given special rate?.
bend for new-catalogue.
A. S TOWNES,
YoY SAY YOU CAN'T.
QUIT TOBACCO. Then try the Rose
Tobacco and Snufi' Cure. It is setting
hundreds free from the filthy habit.
Send One Dollar for a tablet or write to
me for descriptive circulars and testi
monials. You can make money selling
it as I give large discount on the donor.
Address, L. L. PICKETT, General
Agent for South Carolina, Columbia,
P. S.-Ye" cari make money working
my paper, THE SOLDIEK.
Valuable Lands for Sale.
IWILL sell at public outcry on the
first Monday in November, 1893, at
Edgefleld C. H., 300 acres of good land
belonging to me, known as the Rocky
Creek place, bounded by lands of Mrs.
Catharine Holloway, Dr. J. H. Strom's
estate, E. C. Cartledge, and others.
Mrs. C.A.CHE V.THAM
MISS C, 0. MARTIN'S
BOARDING aniDAY SCHOOL
English, Frenen, and German TtangMy Tangnt.
References : Rev. E. T. Horn, D
D., Dr. H. Baer, Col. T. P. Lowndes.
For circulars address Miss Mar
in, Charleston, S. C.
?mega, Scythes, '
>kra <fe Tomatoes, Shoyels,
'epper, Snioki'g Tobacco, I
low Stocks, Spades,
low Handles, Salmon,
low Points, Sardines,
bckets Knives, Soda,
Wo ll Huck Mts,
LD, S. C.
j WILL be at the following places,
on the days and dates named,
for the purpose of collecting taxes.
The levy for the present fiscal year
is as follows: For State tax, 5\
mills; Ordinary county, 1? mills;
Bridge, ? mills; Court expenses,
I mills; School tax, 2 mills; Total
mills, lOf. A poll tax of $1.00 on
all male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 50.
There is a special tax of 2? mills
on all property in the corporate
limits of the town of Edgefield,
including railroad property, to pay
interest on the bonded debt of the
town, Also, a special tax of 3
mills for school purposes on all
property in the Ridge Spring
School District, including railroad
property. Also, a special tax of
34- mills on all property in Shaw
Township, and' that portion of
Trenton School District formerly
belonging to Shaw Township in
cluding all the property of the C.,
C. & A. R. R. and the C., C. G. &
C. R. R. in said township and
school district, levied to pay one
annual instalment and interest on
bonds issued to aid in the construc
tion of the C., C. G. & C. R. R.
Also, a special tax of 3 mills for
school purposes on all property in
Union Grove School District :
Holstein's Cross Roads, Thursday,
Monday, Oct. 16 |
Tuesday, .' 17
Wednesday, u afr > pm
J. C. Caughman's,
Coleman's Cross Roads, Monday,
Friday, * 3
Saturday, " 4
Monday. u 0
Tuesday " J
Wednesday, " 8
Thursday, " 9
Friday, 14 10
Saturday, M 11
Monday, " 13
Tuesday, " 14
Wednesday, M 15
Friday, M 17
Monday, M 20
Tuesday, 41 2:
Wednesday, 22d till I2m
Thursday, Nov. 23
A. P. Colemrn's,
A S Werts,
From the 25tb of Nov.,
the 31st of Dec. at the Treasurer's
office at Edgefield C. H., after
time 15 percent, penalty will be
added to all delinquents.
W. L. STEVENS,
Treasurer E. C.
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No freight paid on this Or
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Elcpnnt Plush 'PARLOR SUITS, constating
ol Sofa, Arm Chair, Rocking Chair. 1)1 van,
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This No. 7
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./The regular price of this
IJUGGY is 65 to 75 dollars.
The manufacturer pays all
the expenses nnd I sell them
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Farmers' Fire-Proof Cotton Warehouse,
739 lEOY^TO-DIDS STREET
^TJL??XXSt?t9 ? ? Gra.
We especially solicit the planter's trade;
Do strictly a commission business,
Charge low in conformity with the tiraos.
Bagging and ties furnished at lowest market price.
Write to us for terms.
Cash advances on cotton by wagon or railroad.
CRANSTON & STOVALL,
739 Reynolds Street, - AUGUSTA, Gr A.
TELS SPACE RESERVED FOR
R. L. FOX'S
RESTAURANT and BOARDING HOUSE,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Satisfied that I can please the public better than anyone else, I have re
sumed cbarge of my Restaurant, and will in 'the future run it myself as a
first-class Restaurant and Boarding House, and respectfully solicit the patron?
age of the public. I will also have for sale on every FRIDAY
FRESH FISH and OYSTERS.
Remember the day for Fresh Fish and Oysters, every.Friday. I know that
I can please all who patronize me; and intend todo it. .
W. T. HOFFMAN,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
The nest session will begin
September 37, 1893.
The climate it salubrious. The coarse of
study is extensive and thorough, the expenses
moderate. For Catalogue and fall information,
write to the President.
C. 3VLAJNX.Y. D.D.
QUINBY & CO.,
Dry Goods, Ks, Clotii, Boots, Ste, Ms, Cans,
. Hardware, Crockery, an^-Gf?6?fies^
Harness, WMps, Trace bains, Sole and Harness Leaner, Breech ana Muzzle LaiHf Gnns.
It costs you nothing to put your teams in our yard, which U
filled with good stables.
fjB* Wo have the best COTTON MARKET in the county.
QUINBY & CO.,
GR/^?JSnTEVILLE, - - - S. O.
GEO. B. LAKE
one over Baa ot Mell
Tis GreoinllB Doicrat.
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John T. Bramlett, Henry-T. Stroud
The Democrat is in hearty accord
with the National and State Dem
ocratic platforms, and is devoted
to the advancement of the inter
ests of the people.
JOHN C. BAILEY, Editor.
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