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WEDNESDAY, APRIL ll, 1894.
Wanted--100 Spring Chickens,
apply to W. H. Turner.
The time to have fought the dis
pensary law was in its enactment
aud not in its enforcement.
We have been informed that this
year is locust year, and locust years
are always good crop years.
Judge Ernest Gary will preside
at the extra term of the Abbeville
court begann'ng on the 16th inst.
School Commissioner M. B. Da
venport had to leave his office and
return home early last week on ac
c >unt of sickness.
Conservatives in Edenfield coun
ty admit that Tillman comes out
of thelate unpleasantness stronger
with the people than before.
It is reported of the Newberry
Rifles that after they were dis
graced and their gnus taken from
them with one accord they all
began to cry and said they wished
they had all been born gal babies.
Wo are in receipt of an article
on political economy from a stu
dent of Newberry College. It is
well written and worthy of all
commendation, but at this particu
lar juncture it will have to stand
Col. Wm. Quarles and Miss
Clarissa Rushton were happily
married by Rev. Mr. Wilkes at the
residence of R.A. Johnson, Feb.
6th, 1894. The young couple re
ceived congratulations from many
John Weir, our most excellent
barber, went to Columbia as a
member of the Edgefield Rifles.
In recognition of this service Gov.
Tillman has appointed him bar
ber general of North America,
South America, and a part of
At the Meeting of the citizens in
the court house on Thursday the
following persons were nominated
for intendant and wardens; for
intendantW. W.Adams; wardens,
D. T. Grice, T. B. Lanham, M. A.
Smith, Charles Cheatham, and
B. J. Crooker.
In certain parts of Africa a cow
is worth more than a woman. A
woman sells there for two glass
beads and a cow for four. The
Newberry Rifles are not quoted in
that market, so we cuuldn't"say
what they are worth, ,hey are
hardly worth taking over.
The Convention of reformers
which met in the court houso rm
the first Monday was surprised at
the presence of the Hon. W. S.
.._AIlen of Fruit Hill, surprised,
because up to that time he had been
considered a pronunced anti. We
must in this convention confess
that if the appearence of Mr.
Allen in this convention has the
significance which it seems to
have we welcome him bp.ck to the
house of his friends.
The Edgefield Rifles was Ihe
first company to reach Columbia
under the recent call to arms. A
newspaper man as soon as he could
get to him interviewed Capt. R. S.
Anderson. Capt Anderson didn't
say much, but what he did say
had as much meaning in it as a
whole dictionary. "The Edgefield
Rifles will not disband, and will
obey orders." Hurrah for fighting
Dick Anderson and his gallant
company, one and all.
Rectus In Curia.
Thomas C. Whittle, one of the
silver-tongued orators of Clouds
Creek, desires to be placed right
before the good people of Edgefield
county. He says that there have
been rumors to the effect that he
had thrown off his allegiance to
the reform party, but he declares
these rumors to be untrue, and
i'orthermore says that if he had
wavered or flickered, the damnable
outlawry at Darlington would
have forced him, as all other law
abiding citizens, back to Tillman's
Some of the Pleasantries.
The Columbia rabble hooted and
jeered the militia that stood to the
raok, almost beyond endurance.
But the Edgefield boys took it all
in good part. They did not go to
the front to fight boys,and negroes,
and weak-minded person, who had
been put up to do these things by
older heads. Here are some of the
names they gave our gallant boys :
P. B. Mayson Esq.. they called.
Col. Coop?r, the Giraffe Tamer,"
Gus White, they called "The Man
in the Moon," Jim Holland they
dubbed the Elephant Driver, Paul
Gib&ou was the "Mustard Seed
Ranger, Jes3 Hobbs, gwas uni
versally known as the "Whispering
Death of Mrs. Burnett.
Mrs. Emma Burnett, wife of Mr.
0. 0. Burnett and daughter of Col.
Gutheridge and Mrs. Caroline
Cheatham, died at her residence
near Edgefield on Sunday morning
last. On Monday, after funeral
services at Gilgal conducted hy J}r.
Gwaltney, she was laid to rest'near
the home of her girlhood, among
departed kindred and friends.
Mrs. Burnett possessed many noble
and charming qualities of heart
and mind that greatly endeared
her to all who know her. In the
prime of young womanhood the
bright star has pal<?d long ere it
reached the zenith only to shine
with greater lustre in the firma
ment of heaven. Early in life she
gave her heart to God and united
with the ohuroh and to her, death
was but a glorious transition from
mortality to immortality. To her
bereaved husband and relatives we
tender our sincere sympathies.
His fame's gone abroad through the
And folks came a flockin' to see,
And cried out without hesitation
"You're a fightin' man Benjamin T."
"You're cleaned out thellaskellite fac
tion, . ,
"And whipped all the antis afloat.
"If in for a row or a raction,
"We'd tread on the tail of your coat."
The Old Guard.
At the battle of Waterloo, when
in his extremity, Napoleon's eyes
turned to his "Old Guard." So with
Tillman. When many of the State
troops repreaut to their trust and
forgetful of duty and honor, delib
erately flunked, the Governor turn
ed to Edgbfield-and Edgefield re
sponded liwe are here1'' in the per
sons of Capt. S. B. Mays. Capt. R.
S. Anderson, and Capt. John R.
Blocker and their respective com
panies. . Edgefield will remember
this and these gallant soldier boys
for many lougyears toc?me and
to their everlasting honor. Haec
olim meminisse juvabit.
Jess Hobbs's Song.
While in Columbia last week,
Jess Hobbs of the Edgefield Hus
sars J s said to have 6ung the fol
lowing song to a group of little
negroes aud Haskellites.
Come get a match and light a lamp,
And show rae the way to the Tiliman
We'll have beef steak and spare rib
And nice boiled onions dipped in dew.
In the morning, morning by the bright
You'll hear Tillman blow his trumpet
in the morning.
And after he got through, the
little niggers and the Haskellites
ran home and told their mammiee
and their daddies "that a soldier
from Edgefield had busted the
drums of their yurs."
The Union meeting of first divi
sion of the Edgefield Association
will meet with the Gilgal Church
at 10 A. M. on Saturday before the
fifth Sunday in April.
Introductory Bermon by Rev. J.
L, OuztB or P.* P. Blalock.
Charity sermon by Rev. J. S.
Jordan or J. P. Mealing.
SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION.
1. The establishment of a high
school in our Union. Speakers,
Rev. P. P. Blalock and W. H. Yel
2. Is singing given enough im
portance in our church worship?
Speakers, Rev. J. S. Jordan and R.
The following were appointed to
write essays on religious topics of
their own selection : Mrs. Lula
Thomas, Miss Kate Strom, E. E.
McDowell, aud J. C. Dennan.
M. B. BYRD, JR., Clerk.
The Union meeting of the 2nd
division of the Edgefield Associa
tion will convene with the Reho
both Baptist Church of Christ on
Saturday before the fifth Sunday
iu April, at 10 A. M.
Mission sermon, by Rev. G. H.
Burton ; alternate, Rev. G. W.
Sunday-school mass meetiug.
Speakers, E. G. Morgan, Jimmie
Gilchrist, W. P. Seigler, A. J. Mc
Daniel, and P. H. Bussey.
1. Is it not calculated to do harm
for a person who has led a wicked
life to repeat his past wicked ac
tions? Speakers, P. H. Buspey. J'
M. Garnett, Chas. Quarlea.
2. Does not moderate drinking
impair a Chiistian's influence for
good? Speakers, W. H. Nixon, 0.
J. Prince, Jessie Prince.
3. I9 not dishonesty among pro
fessors of religion doing as much
to hinder the progress of Chris
tianity as any of the evils of our
day? Speakers, J. F. Edmonds,
A. J. McDaniel, T. P.?Robertson.
4. Is it advisable for this Union
to appoint speakers for each meet
ing to discuss claims of the Bap
tist Orphanage and to take collec
tions for Bame at the close of dis
cussion? Speakers, W. R. Parks,
T. P. Robertson, E. G. Morgan.
5. Have Baptist churches the
right to require candidates for ad
mission into church fellowship to
claim regeneration before receiving
them. Speakers, J. W. Johnson,
Rev. G. H. Burton, Rev. G. W.
L. F. DORN, Mod'i.
S. E. FREELAND, Sec'ty.
2OO New Companies.
COLUMBIA, April 8.-Special : In
speaking of the matter of con
Btables to-day, Governor Tillman
said that in his mail up to dale he
had received since the end of the
war over twenty-five applications
for appointments as State con
stables, the Governor stated further
that to-morrow morning he would
begin to distribute the force of
constables now mobilized in this
city among the several towns of
the State, They will havo instruc
tions which will bein accordance
with the recentlp published state
ment of the Governor. The Gover
nor does not think that eonetables
will have any more trouble.
lu speaking of the new military
companies which are being organiz
ed all over che State the Governor
toTday made this statement ; "I
suppose that there have beep two
hundred or roora new military
companies organized in the State
this past week, and I have ap
plications from nearly all of them
for enrolment in the State militia,
Some of these companies have
over one hundred men upon their
rolls." In the course of his re.
marks during the morning the
Governor said : "I do hope and
pray that this uprising willteud
to allay this bitterness and hard
::eeliug which has BO long been
stirring up the State.'J
[For the ADVERTISER.
"Xantippe" Wreathes a Garlanc
of Immortelles for Edgefield's
Military and Gives a Well
Done to Governor Till
MR. EDITOR : Dr. Gwaltney be
?Dg absent to fill sn appointmeul
at Ridge Spring on last Sabbath
after our interesting Sunday
school services, we all walked ovei
to the Methodist church to heal
Mr. Brabham and listen to the
sweet music. The house wa6 lit
erally a jam with representatives
from all the denominations. The
Bun threw mellow shafts of lighl
through the pink, violet, and gol
den windowpanes, the rich, dreamy
music uplifted one and occasion
ally the eye would wander off tc
the new spring toilettes and the
flower garden hats and bonnets;
from which peeped out the sweet
est daisy and rosebud faces.
Several weeks ago winter told UE
goodbye, and vegetation came oui
rapidly. The oaks hung out tas
sels, the yellow jessamine was ?
bank of bloom, but the cold wave
crept up, and scorched and black
ened and iced out all in one night
and people with blue noses anc
chattering teeth returned to heavy
During this rigorous spell the
circus came along, with parapher
nalia of camels, elephants, shetland
pouits, lovely milk-white horses
ballet girls, and grotesque clowns
sweeping off what money was lef I
in the country. Hundreds of ne
groes and hundreds of whites were
there and left with their pockett
drained, sadder but no wiser.
Edgefield is either in a dead
calm or in a fever of excitement
Now uprises this Darlington
riot. Red-hot telegrams flash ovei
tho wires, troops are ordered out
and the Edgefield boys as they al
ways do responded promptly, wenl
to Columbia and Darlington and
obeyed the orders of the comman
der-in-chief to the end and to thc
letter. It is right and just thal
tho laws of the State be enforced,
and refusing to obey orders, and
this clashing of bayonets at the
feet of justice was mere bravade
and outlawry, and the Gover
nor did quite right in disbanding
The Edgefield boys did theil
duty, received their meed of praise
and dined at the executive man
sion, reached home safely and re
ceived a loud cheering as they
pulled into the depot a few even
ings since. The dispensary law if
the mildest form of a great evil,
and if blood has been shed it if
unfortunate. A great deal of good
has come to the State through Gov
ernor Tillman during his public
career and he seems to be fitted tc
rule in these peculiar times. A
battery of eyes is leveled at hine
just now. May he steer his wa)
safely over these dangerous shoah
Little fire-eater Gonza'es hat
material just at present to keep
him busy a long time. The NewE
and Courier is reaping a thick har
vest to say nothing of lesser lights
For the last two days we have
sunk into a dead calm, and wil]
remain there till another excite
ment comes on the boards.
[For the ADVERTISER.
Trouble in the Parksville Neigh
MR. EDITOR : No doubt but that
some may think a little strange
that such ie the case, especially
when the names connected with it
are two of Parksville's most quiel
citizens, viz., H. W. Dobey and E
G. Morgan, known as Deacon Mor
gan in this statement, if you cac
term it a statement. The writer if
a poor scribe and not known ir
print. Sunday, you know, was the
1st day of April and few if any
tricks were played on that day
But Monday morning if you had
seen and heard what actually toot
placo and continued all day, yoi
would not have felt like cutting
briars and bushes any more than J
do, for I laughed until my side
now, even while I write, has a kine
of laughing movement. Well, ai
I Baid, there is trouble in Parks
ville. I will not take it back, bu
say that Dobey and Morgan hac
lots of company. The Harmons
Blackwells, Parke, Stones, Busseys
oh! well, I believe with very fev
exceptions the whole communitj
waa more or less connected with it
At 2 o'clock Monday morning
the "Deacon" awaked and callee
out "Get up wife, children, anc
everybody, for 'tis certainly day,'
bu.t t^e olook knew better anc
struck only two, and the "Deacon'
concluded to sleep awhile longer
but every tipie the dook strucl
from % o'olook until 5 he woulc
oall out <-Get up, 'tis day," but da)
oame at last, Six, seven o'olook
and from every direotion growi
folks and children, some running
but every one mak ing straight fo:
the "Deacon's" house.
Among the firBt to arrive wen
Lieut. H. W. Dobey, Richard Black
1 well. E. G. Morgan, Jr., and Jo
[ Branson, a son of "the Judg
Well, fun commenced with Jo
I Branson trying to blow the "Di
con's'' dinner horn, but, no sir, ?
horn would not toot worth a cc
April was in it. After seeing t
young man do his best the c
. "DeLoon" says "Gimme that hon
t Well, you have heard locombtiv
, and 'ti3 no use to say, but suer
. toot went out from that horn tr.
. those who were tardy quicken
: their pace, and by 8 o'clock t
? last straggler had been sent in
? hurry toward Stone's mill, a m:
! At Preacher Bussey's everythi:
; was supposed to be going smooth]
? He had inquired loud enough
' be heard at the "Deacon's" whe
- his son Ahiah was, but that youl
> man had taken his little sister ai
? was making tracks a mile fro
, home. Now, Mr. Editor, the teac
. ers of the Parksville school boa
there with the preacher. Breakfs
? is announced and after havh
t eaten they (che teachers) begin
. don hats and are on the move,
i about to be, to the school hom
; when a messenger comes hasti
. and tells them their young hop
, fuis had run away, and BO they ha
I Well, no scholars, no school ; OJ
' says, "Let's go to Augusta," b
the preacher steps up and hani
) them a letter, and lo, 'tis an in\
- tation to a picnic dinner at Stone
I mill. Dobey and Morgan had giv<
, the invitation, unknown to tl
, runaways. .
t So what did they do but join tl
- Parksville Band, and M?SB Will
i Hudson with the base and Mi
3 Birdie Respess with the ketti
drum, march away to join tl
I crowd on their fishing excursion.
INCIDENTS OF THE DAY.
' First was an offer by J. N. Ha
mon to trade horses with the "De;
1 con," saying he would guaranti
' his horse to work nowhere but ui
der the saddle, and I believe tl
"Deacon" will vouch for the othi
guarantee, which was that sai
horse was tough, for if a bras
broom will not make a horse tri
I it must be tough. Said horse di
not even switch his tail when i
owner gave it a whack that turne
the ''creetur" sideways across tl
road. No trade.
The crowd had all agreed on ho
. io spend the day and that agrei
j ment was that everybody spend
to suit themselves, but hark ! thei
is the sound of horse's feet on th
f bridge and the rumbling of wheel
and those who had not left tl
. crowd begin to look scared, but wt
should come but Jasper Pari
' bringing the news that the lian
^ and teachers were coming.
Well, Mr. Editor, there was som
; scattering done, some going u]
) and some down the creek, and OD
i part of the crowd thinking the
i had gone far enough cast in the:
t hooks and begin to court, (fish
j should have said), but when th
band did come all got a bite, ye
3 or no, at once, and broke for th
) woods. Thinking the band an
3 teachers were following they ker.
. running until the "Deacon" wit
. the help of his little cur dog ovei
; took them and persuaded them t
[ return. The band in the mean
. time waited at the mill wher
they had on arriving met only fou
persons, the others far away. Bu
meet they must or the day wouL
be spoiled. So with Dobey in th
lead and forming on his left fou
young ladies, Misses Bussey, Brun
; son, and Dobey, next set J. N
i Harmon with the Misses Parke
' Whatley, and Huffman, next Jaspe
; Parks, with Misses Harman an<
; Lanham, next J. L. Bussey wit]
. Miss Robertson, and last E. G
. Morgan, Jr., and Miss Dobey, an<
i for rear guard the "Deacon" an(
3 his little cur and with a red fla?
i made from one-half of the "Dea
j con's" handkerchief and carriee
r by Lieut. Dobey marched to mee
. what the runaways thought to bi
I a foe. They met near the mill
: Miss Willie H. making the basi
i drum anil Miss Birdie the kettli
r rattle to the sweet straius of musii
[ that greeted the return of the run
3 aways, but what is that standinj
I above Miss Willie's shoulder? I
3 buggy whip, as sure as you live
- The writer cau't tell how it felt t(
t Lieut. Dobey, but I guess he can
1 fnr that red handkerchief causee
, the crowd that in some way un
, known to the writer eollectec
f around their teacher to charge witt
j switches, batteau poles, and thai
. buggy whip, but firmly stood the
r Lieut's crowd and the sham fight
I closed, nobody hurt, peaoe deolared
\ and now for fun one and all is the
1 Yet fearing some might straj
' away and be absent at dinner time
, all agreed to assemble again at the
: mill when the farm bell of Mr
1 Stone rang for dinner, at whict
J fish were to be served, Mr. Jesse
, Stone, Jr., having already caught
i and saved for the occasion.
? It was thought best also to ap
r point some one to taste the fish il
being April. So Mr. T. R. What
3 ley moved he be made Subtaster,
- as he termed it, and after some
discussion and an amendment he
wa6 appointed to fill that office,
and Tom don't back down worth a
cent, but Mr. Editor if you could
have seen him when the fish was
brought and tasted your fat sides
would have hurt you. The "grim
aces of a monkey" is as near as I
could compare his face when he
took some of that fish in his mouth.
He said salt, pepper, or something
else was lacking, but it might have
been because he had no bread. I
heard him tell The Old Mau Stone
that it tasted like physic. J. R.
Reece says there was too much
soda in the Fish Tom ate apd that
he "riz" that night. When dinner
time arrived over half the boxes
and baskets had taken their de
parture, but just a look from some
girl at a boy brought them forth,
and there was laughter ard chat
ter, and a biscuit filled with salt
that looked like sugar now and
then found its way into the mouth
of some of the crowd, but sir I
believe some of that crowd would
have swallowed a little crawfish
before they would have acknowl
edged they were fooled, for I am
sure several very salty biscuits
were eaten. Dinner is over, fun
commences in earnest, and let me
say just here that when Miss Wil
lie Hudson fails to keep it going,
everybody else better keep still,
for I never saw just such another
person eo quick to detect the least
sign of abatement. While the fun
was at its best a horseman comes
galloping across the bridge and
hands Lieut. Dobey a dispatch
purporting to be from the Gover
nor, for the Capers Light Infantry
to meet a special train at Parks
ville to take them to Darlington.
You should have seen Dobey's
eyes flash, and he would soon have
been on the move, but the bearer
of the dispatch beckoned the wri
ter and told him it was only an
April fool sent by L. F. Dorn, but
some opine that Fate heard the
drum beating at the mill and
thought it was cannonading and
he got scared and sent the dispatch
hoping, ah! knowing, Lieut. Do
bey would respond and quckly too,
and that the company would have
to come to Parksville to embark.
Fate won't own it, of course, but
so the old song goes. Let me di
gress here a little. When that
dispatch came some of t he boys, of
course all in fun had strange feel
ings ; one of themjjtook heart dis
ease, I think he had it before, if I
am any judge from the way he
looked at and chatted with a pret
ty little Miss. One had a swim
ming in the head, and I don't
doubt it, for I did wonder how his
head stayed on his neck he kept
turning it so much to look at some
body who waB seated very near
thc writer's side. But, best last
one fellow wanted to make his
will, and after all the fun in that
line was over a certain miss told
him it was him she hated to part
with, but would not have objected
to his money if he had gono and
got his head knocked off.
Mr. Editor, are you contented or
discontented? If the last, come
ovornext April and if anything
from a promenade by the Deacon
and Miss Willie or Birdie or a jig
danced by Joe Hamilton can con
tent you, you shall be contented.
Joe was complaining from a sprain
ed knee, but if he ever puts his
legs in any moro different shapes
when not sprained I think he bet
ter stay lame in the knee or his
legs will certainly depart from his
body. Now look at him po'hook
the letters x, y, z, &c. Well, Sir,
I can't help but laugh about that
jig yet, but 3 o'clock the' time set
for our return draws near. Look !
Mr. Jesse Stone Sr., has taken beth
of the teachers in his batteau and
away he glides up the creek and
back again j the kettledrum sounds
and we bid Uncle Tuck goodbye,
thanking him for his kind hospi
tality and help, and looking for
ward to April again.
The Bumps on Your Face
Are caused by impure blood, and
will never be well unless you
cleanse it and build it up in rich
Jess and purity. Botanic Blood
Balm, the great blood purifier and
tonic, is what you need. One bot
tle will clear your complexion and
purify your blood. Try it. Price
$1,00. For sale by druggists.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for the oflice of School Commis
sioner, and pledge myself to abide the
,| result of the primary election.
ALBERT R. NICHOLSON.
SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS OFFICE, )
EDGEFIEI.O, S. C., March ll, 1S94. J
NOTICE is hereby given that there
will bean examination of appli
cants to teach in the public schools on
Friday,the 201 h of April, prox. White
applicants will be examined in the
School Commissioner's ofiice. Parker
building. Colored applicants will be
examined in the court-house.
The standard for the different praties
has been raised since the last examina
tion, and applicants will do well to
bear this in mind.
M. B. DAVENPORT.
S.C, E. C.
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Notice to Peta and Apts.
THK County Commissioners of Edge
iield county, pursuant to an net of]
the General Assembly of South Caro
lina made and approved the 20th day
of December, 1893, have by resolution
of said board imposed the following I
License fees upon pedlers doing busi- I
ness in the county of Edgefield, State
of South Carolina, to wit :
License for Sewing Machine
Pedlers.$ 10 00
License for Foot Pedlers. 10 00
License for Pedlers with team,
(one horse,). 20 00
License for Pedlers with team,
(two horses,). 40 00
Pedlers of Stoves and Ranges.. 100 00
Pedlers of Lightning Rods.... 100 00
Pedlers of Clocks. 50 00
Pedlers of Organs and Pianos.. 50 00
License must be obtained from the
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
for Edgefield county. Said license
good until the 31st day of December,
1S94. Done this the 0th day of March
J. A. WHITE,
D. W. PADGETT,
J. W. BANKS,
C. C. E. C.
J. D. FBASER, Clerk of Board.
NOTICE TO INVENTORS.
There was neyer a time in the his
tory of our country when the demand
for inventions and improvements in
the arts and sciences generally was so
great as now. The conveniences of
mankind in the factory and work
shop, the household, on the farm, and
in official life, require continual ac
cessions to the appurtenances and
implements of each in order to save
labor, time, and expense. The political
change in the administration of the
government does not affect the progress
of the American inventor, wi o being
on the alert* and ready to perceive the
existing deficiencies, does not permit
the affairs of government to deter him
from quickly conceiving the remedy to
overcome existingdiscrepencies. Too
great care cannot be exercised in choos
nga competent and skillfully attor
ney to prepare and prosecute an ap
plication for patent. Valuable intersts
have been lost and destroyed in in
numerable instances by the employ
ment of incompetent counsel, and
especially is this advice applicable to
those who adopt the "No patent, no
pay" system. Inventors who entrust
their business to this class of attorneys
do so at imminent risk, as the breadth
and strength of the patent is never
considered in view of a quick endeavor
to get an allowance and obtain the
fee then due. THE PRESS CLAIMS
COMPANY, John "Wedderburn, General
Manager, G18 F street, N. W, Wash
ington, D. C.. representing a large
number of important daily and weekly
papers, as well as general peoiodicals
of the country, was instituted to pro
tect its patrons from the unsafe
methods heretofore employed in this
line of business. The said Company
is prepared to take charge of all patent
business entrusted to it for reasonable
fees, and prepares and proseoutes ap
plications generally, including
mechanical inventions, design patents
trademarks, labels, copyrights, inter
ferences, infringements, validity re
ports, and gives especial attention to
rejected cases. It is also prepared to
enter into competition with any firm
in securing foreign patents.
Write for instructions and advice.
GIS F Street,
: P. O. Box 385. Washington, D. C.
Au elegant line of furniture al
ways on hand and for sale at
bottom figures at Rttmsey &
It would delight you to view and
review the beautiful lines of
harness which Ramsey & Bland,
received this week. Magnificent
is the word.
You will no go blind if you look
at Ramsey & Bland's splendid
stock of blind bridles, just reoeived.
A big lot of Collar Pads at 35.
each, at Ramsey & Bland's.
THE Democratic Clubs of Edgefield
connty are hereby notified to meet
at their respective club precincts and
re-organize by making new rolls and
electing new officers during the month
of April inst. The officers of each club,
to be of like number as the present
organizations. One executive commit
teeman is to be recommended by each
club to be elected by County Conven
tion. And at the same time elect dele
gates to County Convention to be held
at Edgefield on the first Monday in
May next in the ratio of one delegate
to every twenty-five members or ma
jority fraction thereof. New clubs
may be formed of not less than fifty
members, provided they do not reduce
old ones below that number.
W. H. f IMMERMAN, Chair.
W. A. STROM, Sec'ty.
We have a fine lot of excellent
quality-Virginia and North Caro
lina Chewing and Smoking. We
invite you to examine our goods
and see our prices, We will save
you money. We have a fine lot
putup'in CADDIES. OF 10 AND
12 POUNDS for the convenience
of our farmers in supplying their
JAS. M. COBB.
I HIS celebrated horse so favora
?*. bly known as a producer, will
stand this spring season at my
place, Curryton, ten miles north of
Terms, Insurance, $25 50
" Season, 20 00
H. A. SHAW.
This watch is made on i
ments being the same as that i
popular at present. The watc
mennt all the advantages of
has the best movements, with
clean, fuli train, and is an Ai \
by the company for one year.
This watch is just what t
country have been aching to p
as a working man has been i
watch as the farmer has beei
It is handy to hang by the be
elsewhere when an inexpensn
sent to subscribers to the ADV
Or with THE ADV
R. JU. FOX, -
W. N. BURNETT
Successor to GEO. B. LAKE,
CYCLONE & FIRE INSURANCE
Office over Bank of Edgefield.
GEO. W. CROFT. JAS. H. TILLMAN.
Croft & Tillman,
EDGEFIELD, (Norris BEMng) S. G.
?S^Will practice in all Courts cf
South Carolina and Georgia
N. G. EVANS, JOHN GARY EVANS,
EDGEFIELD. S. C. " AIKEN,S. C.
Attorneys nxt I^aw,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
JEflP* Will practice in State and Fed
eral Courts. Also in Courts of Georgia
EGGS FOB l?cii
PURELY B I?D.
BROWN LEGH? N, (Eureka
strain), BARRE! PLYMOUTH
ROCK, and LIGHT BRAHMA,
$1.25 for 13 Eggs.
Young stock for sale in Fall.
Also, Eggs from a cross of Pure
Indian Games and Pure P. Rocks,
at 50 cents for 13.
R. H. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. C.
Beautiful line of Straw Matting,
Chinese or Japanse,at 35c per
yard at Ramsey $ B?and's. Ladies
are invited to call and examine.
The Old Hickory Wagons, in
compaiable forever, still take tho
lead everywhere. Ramsey & Bland
can supply ynu and send you home
Subscribe t? the Edgefield AD
3d Timepiece ?
in and Charm.
che lever principle the move
n other American watches so
:h combines in a small move
a first-class chronometor. It
spring in a barrel, steel pinion,
:ime-keeper. It is guaranteed
housands of boys all over the
assess. It is just such a watch
vishing for. It is'just such a
1 needing to take to the fields,
dside, to have in the kitchen or
^.e timekeeper is needed. It is
ERTISER for the price named.
;e Prepaid,] $1 .50.
ERTISER one year, $3.00.
y, and Silverware,
es and Scissors.
"S. L. Wi
ELMWOOD, S. C.