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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.,'WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1894
VOL. LIX. NO. 1.
The Groat Enclish Remedy.
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seen prescribed over 85
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_i druggist for WOOD'S PEOS
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letter, and wo will send by return mall. Price, one
package, SI; Slr, $5. One will please, six willam.
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Address THE WOOD CHEMICAL CO..
131 Woodward avenue, Detroit. Wen*
?2?" Sold iu Edgefield by G. L. Penn & Son
anii . megisti everywhere.
Notice to County Assessors.
AS required hy law as prescribed
in Sec. 253," G. S., I do hereby
appoint the following named free
holders as Boards of Assessors for
the purpose of assessing the value
of real estate and personal estate
in their respective Townships and
School Dislriets for the purpose ot
taxation. Their duties and com
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County Equalizing Board to meet
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day of March, 1S9?:
Blocker T. S.-T E Bird, G M
Tiraruerniaii, Jas T Ouzts, Jr.
Butler S. D.-Zed Crouch, M ]
Coleman, J \V Banks.
Centennial S. D.~S T Edwards,
W 0 Carson, H C White.
Cleveland S. D.-F W Trotter,
T F Etheredge, T C Moore.
Coleman T. S.-W A Mitchell, J
S Amacker, Larken Rice.
Collier T. S.-Mal. Timmerman,
D T Mathis, Thos L Miller.
Collins T. S.-W L McDaniel, J
H Buraey, Amos Eubanks.
Cooper T. S.-F V Cooper, T A
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W N Burnett, J E Schumpert.
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man, J C Drafts, Jesse H Black.
Gray T. S.-R P Plollowav, A J
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Gregu S. D -S W Gardner, Geo
W Turner, C M Horn.
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Wellington Sheppard, F H Kemp
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Mi+biev T. S.-P B Watson, J W
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Moss T. S.-W P Brun son, A R
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Norris T. S.-John R Watson, W
W Holson, Thos L Cato.
Parksville S. D.-L F Dorn, J C
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Ridge S. D.-C B Crouch, C G
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Ryan T. S.-J H Tompkins, Dr j
J H Jennings, E A Searles.
Shaw T. S.-J W Hardy, G M
Smith, J L Courtney.
Talbert T. S.-R A Cochrane, E
C Winn, R Y Quarles.
Trenton S. D.-C A Long, E -L
Ryan, B J Dav.
Union S. D.-L B Blease, M M
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Union Grove S. D.-J W Aiton,
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Wards T. S.-M W dark, A
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Wiee T. S.-S B Mays, Thos H
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Zoar S. D.-R P Col;mi.n, Luke
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I It Paid Well for This Man to Lis
ten to an Old Joke.
"I made $500 once," said the
mau in the mackintosh, "by
merely keeping my mouth shut."
"Was it at an auction?" asked
the man in the slouch hat.
"High priced doctor .asked you
to show him your tongue and you
didn't do it?" ventured the man
who had his feet on the table.
"No. It was"-:
"Found it on the street and
didn't say a word about it to any
body?" suggested the man behind
"Do it on a bet?" inquired the
man in the shaggy ulster.
"Burglar asked you where your
money was hid and you were
struck speechless and couldn't tell
him?" hazarded the man with the
big spot of gray in his moustache.
"You think you're pretty smart,"
said the man in the mackintosh,
speaking to the crowd generally,
"but you're not. None of you
would ever guess it. I made that
$500 in the simplest way in the
world. A rich old uncle who was
visiting us told a long story we'd
heard him tell a hundred times
before. I was the only one In the
family that didn't yawn, and he
remembered me in his will."
Oriirin of Locomotive Whistle.
When the locomotives were first
built, and began to trundle their
small loads up and down the newly
and rudely constructed railways of j
England, the country roads were
for the most part crossed at grade,
and the engine driver had no way
of giving warning of his approach
except by blowing a tin horn.
This horn, as may be imagined,
waa far from being a sufficient!
warning. One day in the year)
1S33 a farmer of Thornton was
crossing the railroad track on one
of the country roads with a ?Teat |
load of eggs and butter. Just as
he came out upon the track a train
approached. The engine man blew
his tin horn lustily, but the farmer
Hid not hear it. Eighty dozen of
^ggs and 50 pounds of butter were
smashed into an indistinguishable,
unpleasant mass, and mingled with
the kindling wood to which the
wagon was reduced. The railway
company had to pay the farmer the
value of his 50 pounds of butter,
his 960 eggs, his horse, and his
It was regarded as a very serious
matter, and straightway a director
of the company, Ashlen Bagater
by name, went to Atton Grange,
where George Stephenson lived, to
see if he could not invent some
thing that would give a warning
more likely to be heard. Stephen
son went to work and the next day
had a contrivance which, when at
tached to the engine boiler, and
the steam turned on, gave out a
shrill discordant sound. The rail
way directors, greatly delighted,
ordered similar contrivances at
tached to all the locomotives, and
from that day to this the voice of j
the locomotive whistle has never
How to Mend Crockery.
A valued correspondent says
Before being allowed to get dirty
or greasy tie all the broken pieces
in their places nicely with any
kind of string that 6uits, then put
in au iron or tin dish that can be
put on the fire, pour in as much
milk as will cofer the fractures
well, put on the fire and boil for
soy ten minutes, and the whole
operation is complete. Don't undo
the wrapping until the dish is
completely cold, and if yours hold
as ours do, you will call it a suc
Kow nee, a Newly Found Grain.
A traveller in the Himalyan
mountain region has discovered
that the natives of that country
cultivate a grain hitherto unknown
in civilized agricultural operations,
which has something the look of
wheat, but hag very much longer
ears, and which has a peculiar in
ward curve. The dingy, brown
grain, unlike wheat, is, on the
other hand, much smaller than
wheat grains should be for so large
an ear. But the interest is that a
cereal of this character should
yield such heavy crops in so high
an altitude, when tho seasons are
necessarily short and the tempera
ture low. The natives call the
grain kow nee.
FOR THE THOUGHTFUL.
Everything that God does me
Truth never dodges, no mather
Prayer is the golden key that
Anybody can be good and yet
good for nothing.
The actions of this life shall be
the fate of the next.
A man is never eloquent when
people do not believe in him.
Discontent is the want of self
reliance; it ia infirmity of will.\V
It is only those who do not know
God who boast of their own good
Better be friendless for principle
than popular without it.
Live for Christ and you will
know that he lives for you.
You are sure to punish yourself
when you hate somebody else. g
Ante-rooms to both heaven and
hell can be found in every great
The Holy Ghost cannot fill tr
man who is already full of him*
The average self made man ha?]
relieved the Creator of a great re
The Bible is the only bookwrit|
ten that gives the whole truth?
No matter what the devil says,;
if you well believe what God says,;
peace will be the result.
As a drop of ink destroys a let-,
ter so one bad act may ruin a char
acter it took years io build.
Before you boast too much how
bad you have been be sure that
you have gotten entirely over it.
You blame Adam for the people
lost through his fall, but who is to ]
blame for those lost through yours.
Christ built no church, wrote no j
book, left no money, and erected
square miles in the whole earth
where Christianity is not, and
where the life of man and the
purity of woman are not respected.
Incidents by the way indicate
more accurately the spirit that is
in a man than do temple duties.
The latter imples intervals and
contemplation, hence preparation.
The former being casual and fre
quent, necessarily indicates more
accurately the spirit of man. The
priest and Levite were evidently
temple religionists; when on duty
doubtless very sanctimonious,
when off duty evidently they lack
ed one thing, a fellow feeling. The
two represent sacrifice or cere
monial religion. The Samaritan
represents mercy or practical re
ligion, Jesus said "I will have
mercy and not sacrifice."
Molasses and Petroleum.
N. Y. Tribune.
Almost all the molasses which
comes from Cuba to the United
States is brought in the same tankp
in steamships that ar? ussd* to
carry petroleum as a sargo.
The ships' tanks are about Bixteea
feet deep and have a heck seven
feet deep. They are pumped full
of oil at Brooklyn or Philadelphia,
then taken to Havana, and the oil
is pumped out into the tanks of
the refining plants there. Molasses
is brought from the interior of the
island in huge hogsheads, which
are emptied into the storage tanks.
A suction pump drawing about
19,000 gallous au hour fills each
ship's tanks to within about two
feet ef the top, that amount of
space being required for the ex
pansion of the molasses. It might
be supposed that the petroleum
would have a bad effect on the
molasses, but it has been shown
that the contrary is the case, and
as nearly one-half the importation
is made into rum and the balance
refined into sugar, a little eil is not
of much account. The tanks are
cleaned after the molasses has
been pumped out by turning in a
powerful steam jet, which washes
down the sides and liquefies what
ever molasses may be left in the
bottom of the tank;'and fte suc
tion pump finishes the work. A
cargo of molassw, whick formerly
required ten or twelve days, can
now be unloaded in forty-eigfct
hours, \'hile the difference in cost
of handling, to say nothing of the
saving of time, amounts to a large
sum. Since the present system of
dividing a vessel's hold into tanks
was devised and put in practice on
steamers the profits of trade and
the steamship companies have
MOLASSES CATCHES FLIES.
My Uncle Ephraim was a man who
did not live in vain,
And yet why he succeeded so I never
could explain :
By nature he was not endowed with
wit to a degree,
But folks allowed there nowhere lived
a better man than he.
He started poor, but soon got rich; he
went to Congress then,
?jad held that post of honor long
against much brainier men.
He never made a famous speech nor
did a thing of note,
And yet the praise of Uncle Eph well
ed up from eyery throat.
Now father was a smarter man, yet he
Such wealth and fame as Uncle Eph,
"the deestrik's favorite son."
He had "convictions," and he was not
loathe to speak his mind
He went his way and said his say as ht
might be inclined.
Yes, he was brainy; yet his life was
hardly a success
He was too honest and too smart for
this vain world, I guess.
At any rate I wondered he was unsuc
My Uncle Eph, a duller man, was so
revered of men.
When Uncle Eph was dying he called
me to his bed,
And in t tone of confidence inviolate
"Dear Willyum, ere I seek repose in
yonder blissful sphere,
I fain would breathe a secret in your
Strive not to hew your way through
life-it really doesn't pay.
Be sure the salve of flattery soaps all
you do and say.
Herein the only royal road to fame
and fortune lies.
Put not your trust in vinegar-mo
lasses catches flies."
Cats Carry Diphtheria.
Horses, and even* sheep, occa
sionally suffer from a form of sore
throat resembling diphtheria, and
Dr. Turner, in a report made to the
Local Government Boam in 1887.
.records bis surprise at discovering
(the number of diphtheria victims
an country districts, whose occu
pation had been the management
of animals. Commonly they were
But the animal now'almost uni
versally suspected is the household
The old saying that if th* cat
had a cold it would "go through
the family," seems true of a far
more serious charge. The instances
collected are so many that it seems
impossible to doubt thc connection
between diphtheria in mau aud a
very similar disease, with almost
identical symptoms, in cats, ae
well as with another, which, as in'
the case of the cow, is less obvious
and less serious in the animal. In
addition to the cases reporled by
Dr. Bruce Low, at Hendon, and
quoted in The Times, cases of cat
diphtheria, have been noticed in
Hertfordshire, at Aldershot, Farn
ham, and Yately, in Surrey; at
Moulton, in Suffolk, where the
conditions were reversed, and milk
used by a sick child gave diph
theria to the cat; and at Peters
field, in Hampshire. In this case,
the evidence was very clear. The
children in a row of cottages were
attacked by diphtheria, and the
cata soon contracted G similar dis
? Chicken diphtheria is now
thought to be biobgically distinct
from the human disease. But the
coincidences of the two occurring
simultaneously are very strange.
In the Greek island of Sklatos, for
instance, where diphtheria was
unknown, a sudden epidemic at
tacked the town, which was traced
to a house to which Turkeys had
bet>n brought from Sal?nica. All
these turkeys but one had died
from fowl diphtheria, and the sur
vivor was found suffering from
paralysis of the feet. But the part
played in the spread of diphtheria
by animals must be small in com
parison to the direct contagion
conveyed by human beings to each
The Royal Institute for fruit
and wine culture at Geisenheim,
Germany has experimented suc
cessfully in the use of copperas as
a stimulant for plants that lack
green color in their leaves. The
copperas should be dissolved in
water and applied near the roots in
The longest reach of railway
without a curve is claimed to be
that of the new Argentine Paciffic
Railway from Buenos Ayres to the
foot of the Andes. For 211 miles
it is without a curve, and has no
cutting or embankment deeper
than two or three feet.
Strain the milk before the cream
begins to risc.
Medium sized hogs now bring
the largest prices.
The milk is largely affected by
the physical condition of the cow.
There is a scarcity of beet sugar
seed in Europe owing to the
There are 20,000,000 of cocoanut
trees growing upon the island of
It requires about twenty-five
pounds of milk to make a pound
The number of sheep killed by
dogs every year is said to exceed
Experieuced butter-makers say
that too much washing spoils the
flavor of butter.
The^ great food crops of the
world are wheat, corn, oats, rye,
rice, and potatoes.
To mane dairying a success, a
dairyman must be a worker and a
In Schleswig-Holstein there are
468 creameries run on co-operative
In England acorns mixed with
grasp are considered good food for
sheep and pigs. *
The currant crop of Greece this
year is estimated to amount to
Well drained land makes the
soil better, and manures act more
readily and with better results.
The average weight of fleeces
produced in the United States has
doubled within the last twenty-five
Of late years more improvement
has taken place in the dairy than
in any other part of farm work.
Freezing injures butter, but if it
is to be held long in storage it will
be more damaged ifkept unfrozen.
breeds and poor dairy COWB in all
breeds. It is a question of cow
rather than breed.
Salt mixed with stable manure
will hasten decomposition and
render iL more quickly available
for the use os crops.
There is no objection to people
buying oleomargarine if they want
it. The fraud comes in when it is
sold ai butter.
It it a mistaken idea that starv
ing stock and exposing them to
cold will harden them. It wili
either stunt or kill them.
A new variety of wheat is re
ported at Le Roy, N. Y. It is a
cross of the Clawson, and is ex
pected to out-yield any other.
This is the time to make plans
for the spring work, and to deter
mine to plant only as much land
as can bo properly cultivated.
The cantaloupe is a native of
America, and so called from the
name of a place near Rome, wher?
it was first cultivated in Europe.
Cloves come to us from the Indies
and take their name from the
Latin clavus, meaning a nail, to
which they have a resemblance.
Sheep are docile, easily handled
animals, which will thrive on a
great diversity of food and require
less grain than any other stock.
But all these points become disad
vantages if the owner goes to the
other extreme and bestows neither
'food nor care. Because the sheep
ask little is no reason why they
should get nothing.
In feeding cattle for growth
roughness can be largely used, but
in fattening the ration must con
sist of a much larger portion of
grains, and the grain should be a
fattening one. In feeding for
growth the cost can be lessened by
using more roughness. But wheth
er feeding for growth or to fatten,
care should be taken to give a
sufficient amount to maintain a
In New York City theru is a
restaurant whose proprietor has
made a fortune during the past
twenty years off his Welsh rare
bits, which are justly famous. The
cheese for the rarebits has been
furnished all this time by an Ohio
farmer, who is said to be satisfied
with his part of the bargain. At
all events he continues to ship all
he can produce without the inter
vention of any middlemen, who
are apt to eat up the profits.
AN ?BLMM MAJN.
He Was More Than Delighted to
Lend That Horse of Bis.
They live on Drexel street and
are neighbors. One of them, the
tall mau, owns a horse and buggy,
while the short man doesn't. The
other day the latter felt as though
a drive would do him good, and he
went over to the tall man's place
to borrow the rig.
"You are perfectly welcome to
it," said the owner. "I believe in
being neighborly and accommo
dating and you can just go to the
barn and take the outfit whenever
you want it. But I think I ought
to tell you to prevent accidents
that the horse has fits. Sometimes
when he's trotting along he'll rear
up and fall back in the buggy awl
carry on awful. He killed his last
owner that way."
"Well, if that's the case, perhaps
I can get another horse. I"
"Don't think of it. I will feel
offended if you don't take mine. I
like to be neighborly, ana the
horse needs exercise. He has the
blind staggers, 3ou know, and
sometimes he'll jump off a bridge
or run up against a locomotive.
He killed a couple of' old ladies a
year ago by disputing the right of
way with a freight train. But he's
a good horse, and I know you'll en
joy driving him."
"I guess I will go to a livery
"Don't do anything of the kind.
Times are hard, and you're per
fectly welcome to my horse. Only
when you're driving him you'd
better ?emember that if he sees a
telegraph pole he is sure to become
unmanageble. It's singular, but
that horse can't bear the sight of
a telegraph pole. lie just lies
back on the harness and kicks the
buggy to pieces and then throws
himself down and rolls over on
?the ruins. He killed my uncle
take him? Now, that's too bad.
You're just as welcome as the
flowers in May and"
But the short man was over the
fence? and out.
Religions in Rome.
The Nineteenth Century.
As Rome became a residence for
all strange gods, it also became
both the religious capital of the
world and its religious centre. It
became, and was called, the "Holy
City" and the "Eternal City";
and so, when Christianity ulti
mately triumphed, it still retained
those titles, and became naturally,
as well as for other reasons, re
garded as the religious capital of
the Christian world.
Only two religions were ex
cluded from the otherwise almost
universal toleration of paganism
namely, Judaism and Christianity.
Fathers of the Church have com
plained of this, yet somewhat un
reasonably ; for the concord which
existed between the various pagan
forms resulted from their willing
ness to make reciprocal conces
sions. This neither Jews nor
Christians would, nor could, con
sent to ; and they had naturally
to take the consequences. Yet
peace was offered to them on the
same conditions as to others. The
pagans were ready to recognize in
Jehovah their own Jupiter or Bac
chus, and not a few were willing to
keep the Sabbath and observe
Jewish feasts. There were also
some Jews, like Herod, who would
not have regretted such mutual
understandings; but the mass of
the nation repelled them with hor
ror, and thereby incurred bloody
persecutions, wherein thousands
lost their lives, and furious hatred
against them arose, which only
ceased when they associated them
selves with the pagans to persecute
The Christians, as every one
knows, were also offered what were
deemed favorable terms, and little
difficulty would have been felt in
the acceptance of Christ as one
God more, and (as readers will re
member) His image had its place
in the private chapel of the Em
peror Alexander Severus, beside
those of Orpheus and Apollonius.
But no consistent Christian could
tolerate idolatry, even to the ex
tent of scattering a few grains of
incense on the altars either of the
Goddess of Rome or of the Genius
of the Emperor. Such a spirit of
exclusiveness was a new thing to
the pagans, and naturally appear
ed disloyal to the Romans and op
posed to the very essence of civi
JL?U MIC rMUIV JL?W? OllCVCVr
For somewhat over twelve mouths
the readers" of the medical litera
ture have beeu confronted in small
caps with the conundru n : "Do the
Sick Ever Sneeze?" We do net
know why this inquiry has become
so popular ; no prize has been at
tached to its proper answer; in
fact, comments and replies are not
even solicited. But the simple
query has been traveliug- around
from Sheffield and London to
Texas, Oregon, and Philadelphia,
and it has not .been answered yet.
There are seme problems which the
human mind shrinks from grap
pling, sometimes because they are
too deep and too consuming, or
again because we dread the conse
quences of an awful certainty. No
medical man has yet dared to come
out squarely and say in so many
words that the sick do or do not
sneeze ; and the world is curious
to know whether this is due to fear
or incompetency ; or is it that doc
tors simply do not know? Perhaps
despite the fact that this question
-which was first thrown upon the
world by Mr. Jonathan Hutchin
son, the greatest living authority
on a number of things-ve say
despite thc fact that this question
has been to continually pressed
home to students of medical
science, it may not yi t have made
the impression it ought. There is
a deal of flippancy in the world,
and some may have said on read
ing the inquiry, supposing the sick
do' sneeze, or do not, what the
dickens is the odds? Well, we
shall still have cakes and ale ir
respective of sternutation, but
science exists for the purpose of.
addmg to the eternal verities;
hence the question of sneezing
must be dealt with seriously and
answered in accordance with the
illumination furnished by thor
ough and matured Knowledge. It
cannot be lightly thrust"away by
appealing to points of economics.
We are aware that collective in-'
here is an opportunity for fruitful
work, and we should like to have
our readers lay aside mental in
dolence and address themselves
boldly to Mr. Hutchinson's prob
lem in hyperkinetics : "Do the
Sick Ever Sneeze?" The eminent
author himself has never seen a
sick man sneeze; on the other
hand, we venture to say that we
have never seen a man suoezo who
thought he was perfectly well. Be
tween these wide ranges of expe
rience thero lie rich fields, fructi
One thousand rose trees are or
dinarily required to supply two
ounces of attar of roses.
Aim high and breed upward.
There is far leti competition at the
top, and consequently prices are
The onion was almost an object
of worship with the Egyptians
2,000 years before the Christian
era. It first came from India.
Become afflicted and remain so, suf
fering untold miseries from a sense
of delicacy they cannot overcome.
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NOTICIO is hereby given Mist one or
more of the county commissioners
will be at Craddick's Mill, and let at
9 o'clock A. M.. on Feb. 10th next, a
bridge to be erected and constructed
across little Saluda River, reserving
the right to reject any or all bids.
J. A. WHITE,
I). W. PADGETT,
J. W. BANKS,
C. C. E. C.
DURING my absence meeting my
appointments throughout the
county, Probate Judge J. D. Allen will
receive assessment returns of real and
personal property at his office at Edge
field, being furnished with blanks and
authority for that purpose.
J. B. HALTIWANGER,
Auditor E. C.
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