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Edgef ield Advertiser
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1S94.
A man of small calibre may roll
a very large ball.
Farmers are busy chopping cot
ton. The oat crop looks fine, and
corn is lovely.
Rev. E. T. Hodges, presiding
elder of this district, was married
last week to Mise Daisy Carson of
Deputy Collector J. P. Ouztshas
just finished his first round visit
ing the government distilleries
throughout his district.
This is the season of thb year
when the thrifty housewife picks
her first mess of English peas and
loaves the balance for seed.
Mr. C. J. Ramage, of Wise's
Ferry, this county, will graduate
at Newberry College this com
mencement with second honor.
Tickets for the Charleston ex
cursion on next Saturday can be
bought any day of this week, or at
the train on Saturday morning.
Mayor Sloan, of Columbia, has
issured a proclamation ordering all
saloons to close, and declaring that
prohibition will be strictly en
Hicks predicts nice weather for
this mouth, and is of the opinion
that the summer rains will be
sufficient to make good crops for
all farmers who push their work.
The great mass of manuscript
that came to us on Monday and
Tuesday of this week, forces us to
leave out of the paper much local
aud editorial matter.
The seven uegroes poisoned in
the Butler section of this county
are in a fair way t > recover. It
takes something stronger than
"rough on rats" to kill seven ne
Colin C. Manning, of this State,
who married a daughter of Chief
Justice Fuller, has been appointed
consul to Fayal in the Azores. His
salary is $1500 a year. He has
been practicing law in Manning.
Capt. Tillman's oration in the
Baptist Church on last Thursday,
Memorial Day, was very much ad
mired by all who heard it, and in
response to numerous requests we
publish a generous synopsis of it.
Refreshments will be sold on
the excursion train on Saturday
by Mr. John Weir, which fact is a
guarantee that they will be up to
the standard of excellence, a
standard which John has set for
himself in all things.
;--Tfeere -will be a play in the Opera
House on the 25th of May, under
the management of Prof. B. C.
Weaver, for the benefit of the Y.
M. C. A. The title of this play is
"Among the Breakers," and Prof.
Weaver's histrionic talent gives
assurance of a rare treat to those
who may attend.
The executive committee of the
National Farmers'Alliance held a
meeting in Washington and dis
cussed the advisability of estab
lishing a national exchange to be
entered into by from five to eight
million farmers, the exchange to
deal in all commodities used by
The meeting of the Sunbeams,
the Mission society for children in
the Baptist Church, was made un
usually pleasant onSunday evening
last by a talk from our fellowtowns
man, Mr. T. B. Lanham. His re
marks to the children were full of
interest, and the little ones listened
with rapt attention.
We call attention to Mr. P. J.
Boatwright's advertisement in an
other column. Mr. Boatwright has
the State agency for and patent of
the Lemain gin rib, some
thing entirely new, and when you
have read the advertisement and
seen the thing itself, which you
can do at Courtney's shop in our
town, you will supply yourself at
once with ribs for your gin. And
this you can do at a very small
cost above the old kind of gin ribs.
"We have queer experiences in
the house of mourning," said the
clergyman of the party. "It was
ouly a few weeks ago that I called
upon a middle aged shoemaker
who had lost his wife. I spoke to
him as I thought meet, and
especially enjoined upon him the
duty of being resigned. When I
got thus far, he interrupted me to
say in a quiet tone, "Oh, that's all
right Mr. Prooftext ; "I ain't a
Mr. Benjamin J. Bouknight, a
prominent and most estimable
citizen of the Mt. Willing section,,
died at his home on last Friday
night of heart failure. Mr. Bouk
night leaves a wife and grown sons
and daughters, who have sustained
an incalculable loss. A gallant
soldier, promoted on the field of
battle for meritous conduct, de
ceased has filled all the duties of
life since that eventful struggle
with equal courage. Peace to his
The Winnsboro News and Heat ld
says: "A gentleman from this
county, who has tried successfully
a remedy for blind staggers amongst
stock, says that kerosene oil pour
ed in the ears of the animal will
surel}' cure. Helias tried it several
times and it cured in every case.
The second application will cure if
the first does not, and it is not
dangerous at all. He states that
the kerosene will open the duets
connecting the brain with the nos
tril and that rblief comes in a few
A Nebraska man hugged his
girl so hard that he broke one j of
her ribs. When she got well he
forgot to hug her and that broke
The Rock Hill Herald says that
one of the Indians in the Catawba
tribe has received a quantity of
whiskey and opened a bar-room in
the nation, selling openly. The
Catawba tribe are the only_ Indians
in this State and are located near
Rock Hill on a small reservation.
Let there be no undue caucusing
this vear as to who shall run for
office-no "cu t and dried" business.
This is, or ought to be, a free coun
try-where every man may run for
office who wants to, and get elected
who can. The peoph will not again
submit to dictation for whom
they shall vote.
By Rev. 0. N. Rouudtrec, at the
Butler Methodist parsonage, April
1S94, Mr. Zancey A. Powel and
Miss Eliza L. Hazel, both of Edge
field County, S. C.
Weather for April?
Weather Observer C. A. Long, of
Trenton, sends us the following
data of the weather for the month
Monthly mean temperature, 65
Maximum temperature, 88, date
Minimum temperature 43. date
Total precipitation 2.42 inches.
Greatest daily precipitation 1.51
inches, date 20th.
Prevailing direction of wind,
7 S. W.
Number of clear days 15, cloudy
days 14, fair days 1.
Number of rainy davs, 9.
Dates of light frosts 7th, 12th
Dates of thunder s'orms, 19th
[For the ADVERTISER.
The West Side on Candidates.
MR. EDITOR : I see in the ADVER
TISER au article, signed "Chota,"
endorsing N. G. Evans for the
Legislature. We Reformers of the
West Side of the county expect to
run J. Wm. Thurmond, Esq., for
the Legislature a6 a Reform lawyer,
as he is from our side of the county.
Let all have a fair chance before
the people, and on the 4th day of
August next we choose five men
for the Legislature-that is the
five having a plurality vote. Let
us then as Reform clubs choose
our members of the Legislature at
the same time we do our Governor,
that is by club primary. I'm not
in favor of a convention or caucus
plan, and think that but very
few Reformers are. Should like to
hear from others.
S. E. F.
[For the ADVERTISER.
Items of Xews from Faifa.
MR. EDITOR: After devouring
my usual amount of turnip greens
together with a quart of buttermilk
I retire to the shady side of the
house to take an hour's rest before
returning to the task of extermi
nating the small t':o' prosperous
looking crop of grass tnat now
adorns my premises.
While thus idle, will tax my
over fertile brain to the extent of
giving advice to the nation.
The loud bogle calls and the
clanging of bells in the early
dawn is indicative of much effort
put forth to produce an over pro
duction of 5 cent cotton. Now, if
cotton is low next fall, as it is sure
to be, some wise fellow who has the
country's good at heart will give
us some original and much valued
advice as follows: "Plant more
corn and lesa cotton. Make more
hog and hominy at home-plant
cotton as a surplus crop, and not
have your smoke house in the
Then we will proceed to take the
good advice, HS we usually do, live
at home, board at the same place,
and have the washing done in the
If we would grumble less, work
more, live more economically, keep
out of debt, kill the whiskey king,
and vote for reformation, all would
soon be well and we be the hap
piest people on terra firma. But
so long as we are discordant, bick
ering, and snappish, with no
brotherly love for anybody or any
thing except whiskey and misery,
so long will the times be as they
The dog star points to a mighty
upheavel of the political arena of
the United States, and it behooves
us, the people of South Carolina I
mean, to be solidly united so as to
take care of ourselves. Why in
the world don't the antis come up
and confess they are wrong. They
will feel better for it. I know 'tis
hard for a proud man to confess
that he has been groping in the
dark-that he has been wrong.
'Tis hard I say, for I have tried it,
but I find "an honest confession
to be gv)od for the soul.
In conclusion will say: anyone
wanting a pair of genuine-thor
ough -bred- warranted-to -increase
rapidly chicken mites just send a
self addressed envelope to the un
dersigned and he will be supplied
free of charge.
Ru? VAN WINKLE.
Farm bells for sale by Ramsey
[For the ADVERTISER.
3Ir. P. B. Lanham, President ol*
the Meriwether Democratic
Club, Replies to "3Icri
MR. EDITOR: Please allow nie a
little space to reply to "Meriwether
As I have already corrected the j
unintentional injustice done to
the champion Democrat and chief
speaker of the new club formed in
Meriwether township, I will say
no more about that except that I
differ with him as to what called
forth the remarks, "all those who
wish io form a pure and true
Democratic club come this way."
Dissenter says the remarks were
made because some of the men
who helpi-d to organize the Till
man club openly and without any
sort of reservation proclaim them
selves Third party men.
Now, Mr. Editor and fellow D?ni
erais, in my humble judgment
that had nothing to do with the
gentleman making such remarks.
Tin2 remarks were made under ex
citement and in a passionate mood
and were caused by the defeat
that those who oppose Gov. Till
man met with that. day. Yes sir,
they had been cherishing the fond
hope of beating Gov. Tillman at
his home club for sometime, and
to have that hope so suddenly
blasted was more than the Old
Rooster could stand. It made him
angry right. He wanted to make
us mad; he also failed in that.
Now I want to give "Meriwether
Democrat" some advice about what
ho said about the Third party men
in Meriwether helping to organize
Democratic clubs, and that advice
is just this, that bef< he attempts
to wash or purify the Democratic
linen in the reform ranks he ought
to s?e that all on his side of the
house is thoroughly cleansed.
Now, brother Democrat, as I do
not know to what particular men
you refer as being Third paityites
and do not know the exact lan
guage used by them that caused
you to pass judgment upon their
democracy, I cannot reply directly
to you on that part of your article.
Biit this I do know that if you
measure our democracy by the low
standard of Cleveland democracy :
we are not in it, and I will say this i
fuihermore to my brother Demo
crat : you need not lo.se any sleep
about our being Third partyites. i
The liberties and the right of suf
frage of the sons of our State will ?
never be in any danger while the '
reins of government are in the 1
hands of the Reform party. No, 1
sir, while we may complain about <
the course of the national democ- i
racy of this union. Yet, sir, we J
were born Democrats, and have <
been good and true Democrats all t
of our lives and will continue to I
be so as long as a spark of patriot- ?
ism remains in our Democratic i
Yours truly, i
P. B. LANHAM. t
[For the ADVERTISER. 1
Notice to Survivors. I
At the reunion of the Sixth S. .
C. Calvalry, at Greenwoed in July
last, I was appointed to get ihe j
names of all survivors of this r'egi- .
ment (and their poscoffice address) ?
living in this, the Second Congres- -
sional district. All survivors will ,
please report to me, by postal card ,
or otherwise, between this date .
and July 1, so that I may make ,
my report at the next reunion to ]
be held in Greenville in Jul}'.
My postoffice address [is Poverty
Hill, Edgefield County.
J. J. BUNCH,
Lieutenant Co. B. 6th S. C. C.
The Verdict Murder.
SAVANNAH, Ga., May 14.-A
special from Baxley, Georgia, to
The Morning News says : A
terrible murder was commit
ted in this county, a few milos
north of Graham, Saturday night
John Dyall shot and instantly
killed William McEachin and
then shot and wounded Andrew
The McEachins are nephews of
Dyall. There had been a fend
between the parties for quite
awhile and it was renewed by some
of the parties being accused of
poisoning the dogs of the others.
All of the parties are white. The
corner's jury returned a verdict of
murder. Dyall has fled for parts
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 14.-To
day the State Democratic Exeecu
Committee was summoned by Sen
itor Irby the chairman, to meet on
the 7th of Juue. At this meeting
arrangements for the campaign
will be made.
An elegant line of furniture al
ays on hand and for sale at
bottom figures at Ramsey it
A big lot of Collar Pads at 35
each, at Ramsey & Bland's.
Meinori.il Address of Capt J. 1
Tillman, Baptist Church,Edge
field, May 10th, 1894,
There is nothing so sad as deat
Thc sweetest chords are tuned
the requiem, The tendere
memories cluster around the pa]
It is the catastrophe before whic
monarchs bow and from which tl
Jong suffering and long expectai
shrink. No assurance can mal
it acceptable and even faith an
prophecy can reconcile us only i
part to its stern decree.
It is not my purpose to rehears
the deeds of the daring. Sou
and story have long preceded an
emblazoned the pathway they tro
to greatness. They thought,c
Valley Forge and saw beyond :
Yorktown.-""!^ drop of blood b(
tweer\,Petersburg and Appomatto:
not 0D? in the last charge,was she
in vain. Peace with honor mus
pay its price, even if that price li
life itself. "If you would knoi
why Rome was great, "says
famed historian, "consider tha
Roman soldier whose armed skele
ton was found in a recess near th
gate of Pompeii. When burst th
sulphurous storm the undaunte
hero dropped the visor of hi
helmet and stood there to die."
Would you know why the Sout
was great? Look to yonder grav
yard, perhaps the smallest of
thousaud more, and marvel at th
dead. Think of those whose bloo
enriched every battle-field i
Virginia and whose'bodiee sleep i
every ?rale and on every hill-side
of those who fell upon the fiel
far from their Dixie homes wit
no hand to succor aud no motherl,
tongue to console.
I love the cause for which ra;
people strove, my father bled, m;
uncle died-that cause whici
bathed half our country with blooi
and sprinkled the other half wit]
tears. But the Southern Confeder
acy is gone-forever gone. The star
and bars, ils tattered standard, i
furled about a shattered stall
Let it be buried with the dead
placed in hands that are lifeless
and can wave it no more-shroudet
upon the breasts of thc heroes wh<
bore it, "furl it, hide it, let it rest.
Slavery was the pretext not th<
cause of the ri.hellion.
A loftier inspiration than a miser
able barter about the ransom o:
slaves sounded the tocsin of war
State rights was the cause for
which you fought and State
sovereignty will come. It must be
that or worse. Mutterings of angrj
dissent are heard at every hand
The signs of the times are
written upon the wall-Coxey and
bis army of cranks translate the
iream ; though themselves but few
in numbers the sympathy ol
mil lons follows their march. Thc
?yes of the nation are turue-el
;oward the capitol and fixed upon
:he mute aud helpless goddess that
ulorus the dome. An impoverished
nation prays relief-a huugered
oeople ask for bread. If something
is not done what is now but a
?ommou-weal will soon become
i common-woe. Fanatics are
already painting wild dreams;
lemagoguos will rule ; communism
ind anarchj' will pravail.
The union of the states more
than a hundred years ago was a
5rand union. The blood of our
incestors flowed to establish it.
They loved it then; and so long
is tho star of the South shines
with the lustre of that of the
North,-so long ap tho crimson bar
wave as an ensign of liberty and
not of shame, wo for their sake
will love it still.
But while we honor the stars
and stripes,-a flag resplendent in
glory, there is another standard
bathed in our fathers blood to
which we dedicate our lasting love
and own our first allegiance ; that
banner which Carolinians waved
at thc head of many a bloody
charge and while it fluttered to the
breeze thousands leapt with joyous
bound into the awful darkness of
"As tlie sun flower turns on her God
when he sets
The same look which she turned when
So will we turn, until our eyes
are scaled in death, upon the grand
Palmetto as it gently sways in the
southern winds. And if the hour
shall ever como when we must
choose ; let it sigh over a cemetery
of freemon rather than wave as
tho ensign of slaves.
History teaches us that no terri
lory as larg*3 as thc United states
was ever governed by any other
government than a elcspotism, it
is true that as republics they have
flourished for a time but decayed,
and upon the ruins rose Empires
over which a despot wielded the
sceptre-a tyrant wore the crown,
"What cnn wc reason l>:it from what wc know."
Our country is too large,our in
terests too diversified. A union of
Beet i one must supersede thc union
of state's or thc downfall of this
nn.tion will be written in blood.
Remember the admonition of that
supreme ruler : "Every kingdom
divided ngaint itself is brought to
desolation ; and every city or house
divided against itself shall
In councils of war give me
men, men of reflection ; but for
field of battle, give me ?
beardless boys, who but lately
their mother's bedside lisped tl
Capt. Tillman then spoke f
ingly of the old soldier and
youth who had fallen in bat
"Monuments of marble," he s
"proclaimed the valor of one,
shaft, no tongue, could ever
the glory of the other. Muelb
says that at Marengo, Napol
sad and disheartened at the repi
of Lannes-brave Lannes
favorite marshal, turned t(
drummer boy standiug near i
ordered him to sound a retn
With his soft blue eyes swimm
in tears the lad looked at the c
peror, and replied ; Sire, I do
know how. Dessaix has ne
taught me retreat, but I can b
a charge. Oh ! I can beat a cha
that would make the dead fall i
line; I beat that charge at
bridge of Lodi ; I beat it at Moi
Tabor; I beat it at the' pyrami<
oh ! may I beat it here?' Catch;
a sudden inspiration from t
appeal, the charge was orderec
the drum sounded-trump
ec?ioed it along the lines; Dessa
the hero of Egypt, swept acn
the field at the head of the d
But the battle was won a
Napoleon set another s
glittering in the diadem
his greatness. That boy, alway
heroin his parents eyes-was n
a hero in the eyes of Fran
Lingering at home ju^t long enou
to receive a mother's embrace
hear a mother's prayer-to ha
impressed upon his youthful li
a mother's parting kiss-he ags
joined the army, and brave as t
bravest marched away. We ?
him now with MacDonald
that terrible midwinter march o\
Splugen Pass, a whole an
mounting dizzy Alpine heigl:
which mortal man had nev
sc led before ; fiifteen thousai
defile through driven snow, ov
rocky cliffs, with cloud cappi
peaks ou one side and on the oth
raging torrents rush below. F
seven days, meu faint with hung
and chilled with cold, clinging
the mountain side for suppoi
they fight their way. Sudden]
at the dead hour of night a sno
storm rages. Alpine blasts swee
over the breast of the mountai
and howl like unchained demoi:
through the gorge below; frigh
ened soldiers crowd together 2
though proximity added safeb
and shiver to the blast that seem
to pierce their ven' bones. A
avalanche leaps down the mom:
tain and ere they ?are aware
whole company is borne to it
deep, dark resting place below, an
with them went the little hero c
Marengo. Above the roar of th
storm as it bore him away his youth
ful voice cries ! Mother France
Farewell! Down to the bottom 0
the gulf he is carried and crawling
out from the mass of snov
which had broken his fall, he rolL
from his drum the call for relief
Deep down in the darkness amid
the crushed forms of his comradei
the poor boy stands, and for whoh
hours beat the rapid strains whict
had so often summoned his com
panions to arms. The mulllcc
sound comes ringing up the
precipice, the most touching ap
peal that could bo made to c
soldiers heart. But no hand car
reach him there, and the ripie
strains grow fainter and faintei
until they cease altogether. The
drummer had sounded his lasl
charge. The Alpine storm sings bis
dirge, while the torrents beai
And his mother, God pity her
smiled and slept, dreaming her
arms were around him.
How many noble women here
bade their boy good-bys never to
see him again. How many, oh !
how many, kissed a father or a
brother, and watched through ?
mist of tears his manly form as il
vanished through the gate-wav
never to hear his footfall again.
Strangers in a strange land the>
lie buried, just as in yonder
yard the mounds of many un
known' graves echo back my voice
Forget not those nameless ones
when you scatter these flowers,
and your loved ones far away will
not be forgotten. Remember
also, the brave Bacon, who as the
veil of death wrapped itself about
him, his heart wandered back to
Virginia, and mistaking the call of
death for a call to arras, he ap
pealed to becarred to his regiment.
Remember Bland, the gallant
heroic Bland, who breathing his
last upon the field of Chicamauga
sent a dying message to his vi fe.
Remember tho illustrious!
Pickons and Wardlaw, Butler and
Remember these intrepid leaders
of an immortal band-Abney,
Dozier, Durisoe, Wardlaw, Ponn,
and PI arri son.
Remember those they bravely
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Packed in cases of one dozen bottles. Lowest prices furnished
on application, in quantities to suit purchasers. Correspondence so
licited from dealers and consumers.
Hats and Gent's Furnishing Goods.
We invito those looking out for goods in our line to call and examine our
stock, which is complete in every department.
Having bought our Clothing in New York, the city that leads America in
fashions, so our customers may feel assured that they are <rettin<r THE COR
Those desi ri n g a Good and Substantial Shoe will find it to their interest to
see our line before purchasing. "Wecall special attention to our
Ladies' and Children's Oxford Ties.
We have thc agency, at this place, for the celebrated Bay State Shoes.
We are showing some of the latest styles in both fur and straw.
Gent's Furnishing Goods.
We have a stock of beautiful Cravats, Colored Shirts, Suspenders, Hosiery,
Edgefield, S. C., April 25, 1894.
Watches, Jewelry, and Silverware, ?
Pocket Knives and Scissors.
R. Iv. FOX, - ESdgef icld, @. e.
S. L. W.
G. L. W.
B. P. R.
Dr. W. D. OUZTS,
ELMWOOD, S. C.
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Will almost make your pants
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Beautiful line of Straw Matting,
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led who yet as bravely followed
the Abney?, Addison, Colgan, and
Contelou, Ryan, Ram fey, Quartos,
and Buller; Jennings, Brooks,
Davis, and Miras j Lebeschutz and
Mathis; the Tompkinses and the
Covars; the Grays, and the Cheat
Remember them all; thoso who
fell in battle and those who died
And you, gentlemenof the Edge
field Rifles, place upon the grave
of your dead captain-noble boy
-a chaplet of evergreen beauty.
Let the echo of your musketry
impart to his spirit the token of
esteem and bear him your message
of love. You too will soon file
on file to your rest.
Many who are joyous and hap
pv to-day, next year will find them
silent and still. The troubled spirit
of the Confederate hero will most
soon take its flight-pass [o that
unseen world where the sound of
battit never comes, and the march
of armies is never heard. Pitched
upon tho plains of Paradise their
silent tents shall be spread; there
the bivouac of war and the tread
of tho sentinel will disturb them
no more. Camped upon that ever-'
lasting field, that beautiful haven
of rest, the salvo of cannon will be
heard not again, and naught will
arouse them from that 'sleep
divine' save the sob of the angels
when hosannas are hushed." Those
who made immortal the little
jacket of gray will find peace be
side the throne of the Prince of
Peace; there in that rofuge of tho
blest will they dwell, sweetly dwell,
long after this world and worldly
things, shorn of their glories, shall
have, vanished in the caverns of
Soldiers ! Heroes ; You are gone.
Farewell ! A long farewell ! And
you who are yet to go, you with
crutches, maimed limbs, unhealed
wounds, and armless sleeves, you
whoso white locks and faltering
footsteps tell a sad and painful
story, at best you can bo with us
but a little while longer ; and ere
we bid you adieu, we thank you,
we 3'cur children, thank you that
you have made us such a race and
bequeathed us such an example.
May your reunion in tho realms
above be a joyous and a happy
one, where comrade may greet
comrade, father greet son, and
brother clasp brother to each
others breast. We'll guard and
protect the dear ones left behind,
and when we too shall be
summoned to follow, let the trum
pet of the angel awaken you, as we
enter the kingdom of the king of
kings, and behold writh enraptured
vision the lowly Nazarene the God
of Israel, the God of us all."
Capers Light Infantry.
ON account ol* the excursion of the
Edgcfield Rifles to Charleston on
Saturday, May 19th, there will be no
regular meeting1 ol'your company on
that day. A ran; opportunity is afford
ed to visit Charleston at a remarkably
cheap rate, and ir is hoped that all
those who can do so will go. Your
next meeting will be held on .Saturday,
May *2''th, when all guns, uniforms,
etc., will be stored in the new armory.
H. A. ADAMS, O. S.
J. H. TILLMAN, Capt'n Commanding.
THE Bouknight Democratic Club
will meet at the usual place of
meeting at 3 P. M., Saturday, May 26th.
We insist on the members to come out
that we may have a full meeting.
O. li. LESTES. President.
K.J. F I'LL KR, Secretary.
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
lab<t>r, time, and expense. The political
change in the administration of the
government does not affect *he 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
uga 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 ol' incompetent counsel, and
especially is this advice applicable to
those who adopt the "Xo patent, no
pay" system. Inventors who entrust
their business to this class ol'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 UK
fee then due. Ti? PRESS CLAIMS
COMPANY, John Wedderburn, General
Manager. CIS F street, N. W., Wash
ington, D. (".. 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 prosecutes 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.
JOH S AV KI) I) E RBU R X,
GUS P Street,
P. 0. li ox 385. Washington, D. C.
The Old Hickory Wagons, in
comparable forever, still take the
lead everywhere. Ramsey & Bland
can supply ynu and send you home