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THOS. J. ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., ?WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, ?894.
VOL. LIX. NO. 35.
I207 BROAD WAY, Auewsm GA.
We offer to the Farming and Country People a special line of
goods, honest, strictly solid leather Shoes, which cannot be excelled
for stvle and durability, at the lowest possible prices.
SILVER SH?E CO. brand Shoes acknowledged the best in the
city. Our Goods are especially made for us, and we sell nothing'but
we can guarantee, and at Rock Bottom Prices. A trial will make you
our friends and customers. Remember,
Silver Shoe & Hat Co.
Leaders in Good Honest Goods,
at BOTTOM PRICES.
WM. F. SAMPLES,
Formerly with E. T. Murphy -& Co., now with
Arrington Brothers & Co.,
Groceries and Plantation Supplies,
621 BROAD STREET, - - AUGUSTA, GA.
(North side street, half block above Railroad Crossing.)
He cordially invites and would bs glad to wait on all his friends
THE UNITED STATES TOOTH-SAVING ASSOCIATION,
One of the Largest Organizations Devoted to High
Class Cental Practice in the United States.
Pledged to the Promotion of Scientific Dentistry at Moderate Prices.
TEETH WITHOUT PLATES.
Almalgam Fillings. ."Oe. up
Platina Fillings.-. 75c. up
Gold Fillings.$1 00 up
Best Set of Teeth (either upper or lower set,). 8 00
A Good Set of Teeth for.?.- 5 50
Extracting Teeth. 50c.
Crowns and Teeth Without Plates at Same Rates.
PERFECT FITTING ARTIFICIAL TEETH
and Best Workmanship Guaranteed qr Money cheerfully 1
refunden. Only thFBest Material Its ed.
8io Broad Street, [Over Mullarky & Harry.] Augusta, Ga
HEiI^tiSESKr cfc TUTT,
WHOI.KSAf.K AND RETAIL
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
-AND DXALERSIN -
FLOUR, CORN, SUGAR, TEAS, MEAL,
OATS, COFFEE, RICE, LARD, HAY,
MOLASSES, SPICES, MEAT, BRAN, SYRUPS,
CAN GOODS, Etc
AND EVERYTHING IN THE GROCERY LINE.
We have NEW BAGGING, PIECE BAGGING, and SUGAR BAG
CLOTH, NEW ARROW TIES, whole re-bundled TIES, and piece
TIES. We make a specialty of these goods and sell them at VERY
LOW PRICES. Call to see us when vou come to Augusta. We want
the TRADE of EDGEFIELD COUNTY and will make it to your in
terest to give it to us.
Mr. HILLMAN THOMPSON is with us and will b? glad to meet
843 Broad Street,
Dr. W. D. OUZTS,
Elmwood, S. C.
DISTILLERS AND"J0BBERS IN*-J
Pure, Ol?-Fash?oned H. C. Hand Made Com and Rye listos,
Apple and Peach Brandies,!
We make a specialty of pure goods for private use and medicinal pur
oses. Our brands are all recognized ?is standard, and we sell rothing but
nigh grade goods. Weare sole proprietors of the celebrated Key brand of
old-fashioned hand made Corn Whiskey and Apple Brandy, packed incases
of one dozen bottles. We quote as follows, in lots 1 to 10 gallons :
N. C. "Poplar Log" Corn Whiskey, $1.25 to $3.00,'aecording2to age
Rye Whiskey, $2.00 to $3.00, according to age.
Apple Brandy, $2.00
Peach Brandy, $2.75.
Extra charge for jugs.
We can surnish Corn Whiskey in cases of 1, 2, 4, 0, and S dozen Dottles to
sase, in pints, half pints, and quarts, ready for use, at low prices.
Can make special prices on barrel shipments. We have the largest stock
in the country of old corn whiskey, ripened and mellowed by age, and espe
cially recommend it for private use.
OUT BF IDT !
Got the Coon
A PLATFORM BS?AB ENOUGH
For Any and Every
body to Stand On.
DIRECT PRIMARY FOR ALL
Offices is Adopted-Attempt
to Denounce President Cleve
land Was Prevented.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Sept. 19.-The
State Democratic Convention was
called to order at 12 o'clock to-day
by Senator Irby, chairman of the
executive committee. Over 300 dele
gates were present, every county
being represented. A large ma
jority are Tillmanites, only one
delegation, that from Charleston,
A new constitution of the party
was adopted, which provides for a
direct primary for every candidate
for any office from coroner up.
The platform endorsas the Ocala
platform, as well as the Chicago
platform ; demands the free coin
age of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1
and endorses the dispensary law as
the best solution of the dispensary
O^e section of the platform, as
at first drawn, which denounced
President Cleveland for failing to
carry on^the pledgfesof .,the party
and for prostituting Congress by
patronage to carry out his policy,
was finally killed, and no mention
of the President or the national
administration was made.
The Charleston delegation tried
hard to get the convention to come
out squarely on the Democratic
platform and denounce Populism,
but their efforts were defeated by
au overwhelming vote.
The convention then nominated :
John Gary Evans for Governor.
W. H. Timraerman, Lieutenant
W. T. C. Bates, Treasurer.
0. W. Buchanan, Attorney Gen
The convention took a recess un
The nominees are nil Tillman
ites and had no opposition. The
Charleston delegates announced in
the convention that they would
not support the nominees because
they were not ou a true Democratic
platform. They were hissed and
jeered and started to leave the
hall, but for some reason did not
On the convention reassembling
balloting for other State officers
was commenced and resulted:
For Secretary of State, D. H.
Tompkins, now Tillman's private
For Comptroller General, James
Norton, now chief clerk in that
For Adjutant and Inspector Gen
eral, John Gary Watts.
For Superintendent of Educa
tion, W. D. Mayfield, incumbent.
The convention was harmonious,
but the balloting took some time
owing to the fact that there were
several candidates for each of these
The convention concluded its
labors by nominating W. D. Evans,
IL R. Thomas, and J. C. Wilbern
as railroad commissioners.
John Gary Evans and other
nominees addressed the conven
tion, after which it adjourned sine
SHORT AND TOLERABLY SWEET.
The following is the platform
1. The representatives of the
Democratic party of South Caro
lina, in convention assembled, do
reaffirm their allegiance to the
principles of the party as formu
lated by Jefferson and Calhoun,
and their successors in Democratic
2. We reaffirm our allegiance to
the platform adopted by the Demo
eratic National Convention^ at |
Chicago in Ju ne* 1892.
3. We demand the free andjfuu
limited coinage of silver at aratio
of 16 to 1, and insist updn itsjim
mediate enactment without wait
ing for international agreement.
We insist upon it for the protec
tion of our farmers and laboring
classes, ?he first and most defeh'ce
less victims of unstable? money
and fluctuating currency.
4. 7/e reaffirm our allegiance
and adherence to and advocacy of
tho principles set forth .in our
State Democratic platforms adopt
ed in 1890 and 1892.
5. Recognizing the great evils of
intemperance and the curse of'bar
rooms and their corrupting influ
ences, wo heartily endorse the jdis
pensary law as the happiest ?and
best solution of the vexed whiskey
problem, and we call upon .the'|
Christian men and women of th'a
State to see that the law is fairly
tested and assist in its enforce
6. We urge upon all good Demo
crats to vote for the calling OT a
Constitutional Convention at':the
general election in November. |
7. We endorse the present Demo
cratic Administration of our State
as wise, prudent, and just and
fully exemplifying our motto of
"equal rights to all and spejeial
privileges to none."
PRIMARY FOR ALL OFFICES, j
The following clause of the new
constitution adopted, provides for
a direct primary for all offices ex
cept those named :
Article VI. For the purpose of
nominating candidates for Gov
ernor, Lieutenant-Governor and all
other State officers, including so
licitors in their respective circuits,
and Congressmen in their respect
ive districts, and Presidential elec
tors, and United States Senators
by the popular vote, and all county
officers, except trial justices and
masters and supervisors of regis
tration, a direct primary election
shall ?>e held on the last Tuesday
in August of each , electiqr^-yeaM
"aTfti^a second and third primary
each Wo weeks successively there
after. At this election only Demo
cratic white voters who have been
residents of the State twelve
months and the county sixty days
preceding the next general election,
and such negroes as voted the
Democratic ticket in 1876, and as
have voted the Democratic ticket
continuously since, to be shown
by the certificate of ten white
Democratic voters ; proviJed that
no person shall be allowed to vote
except his name be enrolled on the
particular club list at which he
offers to vote at least five days be
fore the day of the first election.
The club rolls of the party shall
constitute the registry list and
shall 'oe open to inspection by any
member of the party, and the elec
tion under this clause shall be held
and regulated under the Act of the
General Assembly of this State,
approved December 22, 1888, and
any subsequent Acts of the Legis
lature of this State. The State
Executive Committee shall meet
on the Friday after each primary
or such other time as may be
designated, by the chairman, to
canvass the vote and declare the
result as to all State officers, Con
gressmen, Presidential electors,
and United States Senator. All
contests shall be heard first hythe
County Executive Committee of j
the county in which such irregu
larities may have occurred, and
may be reviewed by the State Ex
ecutive Committee, whose action
shall bc final; provided that no
vote shall be counted for any can
didate who does not file with the
chairman of the State Executive
Committee, or with the respective
chairman of the county executive
committees, a pledge in writing
that he will abide the result of
Buch primary and support the party
nominees, and that he is not, nor
will he become the canditate of
any faction, either privately or
publicly suggested, other than the
regular Democratic nomination ;
provided, further, that no candi
date shall be declared nominated
unless he received a majority of
the votes cast.
We are prepared to supply you
with either a New Buckeye or
McCormick Mower, at $45. Hay
Rakes at $20, at Ramsey & Bland s.
Car load of Old Hickory wag ons,
from a one-horse to a six-horse,
just received by Ramsey & Bland.;
A big lot of Straw Matting from
30/' to 40/' per yard, at Ramsey &
BEATS CAL CAUGHMAN
OB BILL MEBCHANT AND
WILL CUT A FIGUBE
In Washington-Personality of a
New York Times.
CONCORD, N. H., Sept. 15.-The
popular notion that New-Hamp
shire when she made a statesman
of Blair did h?r very worst was
quite upset last week when the Re
publicans of the Second District
of this State nominated "Salvation
Cy" Sulloway to be Blair's succes
sor. Blair could have had the
nomination but he beguiled him
telf into believing that he could
be elected a United States Senator,
and entered the field against Mr.
Chandler. They say tba'Chandler
will be re-elected, and that at the
end of the campaign Blair will be
a political corpse. This undoubt
edly will be good news to a long
Buffering country, but it will not
be worth while to rejoice much
over it, for after Blair will come
Sulloway, and Sulloway will be as
much worse than Blair as the de
luge, if it shall ever como, will be
worse than the sprinkle from the
spnut of a gardner's watering pot.
"Cy" Sulloway is 7 feet in his
socks, or thereabout, and he is
oizarre every inch of him, inside
and out. He is wonderful to look
at, wonderful in his mental and
moral equipment as he unfolds
himself in his political, business,
and private lives. He is full of
power, but no steering apparatus is
attached to him, and he goes about
as a whale would go about which
should be deprived of his power of
self direction while still retaining
the power of propulsion unimpair
ed. Sulloway will be elected a Re
publican Congressman. What he
may be before his term shall ex
pire no one can predict. He may
turn Populist, he may even turn
Democrat-it is certain that if any
thing new shall be started in the
shape of a political party he will
be in it ns- soon as he shall hear of
it. He is a most incorrigible flop
per. He does not flop for pay,
though it is possible that through
some of his floppiugs he has profit
ed one way and another. He flops
because he is a believer in the
Emersonian doctrine that a man
should say each day what he thinks
and do what his judgment tells
him to do, undisturbed by the
recollection of what he thought
and held to the day before. Some
body once charged Sulloway with
"What of it?" he replied. "Any
body can be consistent. It takes
courage to be inconsistent. You
needn't think anybody will be able
to chain me to my old self. 'Cy'
Sulloway of last year, last month,
of even yesterday, is no relation
of mine-has no claims on me.
I'm myself-a new man every day
It will be surmised that Sullo
way is an emotional fellow, and so
he is. Enlist his sympathies for
any cause and he at once is under
arms and ready to take up any
service, no matter how dangerous
or how difficult. It was he who, in
the caucus which nominated Mr.
Chandler for Senator in 18S9
brought the accusation of bribery
against the successful candidate.
It was not a pleasant thing to do
to stand before an unfriendly au
dience and make that nasty accu
sation-but Sulloway believed that
it was true that Chandler had con
ducted a corrupt campaign, and ho
said BO, and, though they tried to
howl him down, he made them lis
ten to him. He could make him
self heard on a battle 6hip above
the roar of the hundred-ton guns.
Sulloway always makes a speech
in the caucus of the State conven
tion delegates, held regu^rly the
night before the convention. As
soon as the business of the caucus
is over somebody starts a oall for
Sulloway, and pretty soon all over
the house men are shouting "Sullo
way 1" -'Speech from Sulloway!"
Suddenly a massive head shoots
up into the air like a skyrocket,
and the next instant a torrent of
words is pouring down upon the
caucus. Sulloway doesn't ptart off
like a locomotive and gain head
way as he goes alon?r. He explodes
as soon as he is on his feet, keeps
on exploding till he gets tired, and
then sits down. He is a sight to
behold after he has been exploding
for fifteen or twenty minutes.
Every part of him and everything
attached to him are involved-his
great shock of hair, his long and '
unkempt beard, his Prince Albert
coat-tails, even hie watch fob. His
face is tied up in hard knots, the
outward sign of a great internal
commotion, his arms beat the air
with an energy that is almost ap
palling, his body is subjected to
such strains as contortionists un
Meanwhile his audience are
keeping to their seats as best they
may. After it is over they will
swear that they felt the hall rock
while Sulloway was exploding, and
saw the ceiling leap up as though
it would part company with the
walls. As the case stands to-day,
the bull of Bashan is rated the
"most powerfully-lunged" creature
that ever lived, but he will never
be hoard of again after "Cy" Sul
loway's first speoch in Congress.
Sulloway will thereafter wear the
laurels that hitherto have been the
property of the Bashan bull.
George Washington was a mem
ber of the Episcopal Church and a
great believer in prayer, as is evi
denced by . numerous messages,
says a writer in the Louisville
Courier-Journal. One was: "The
blessing and protection of heaven
are at all times necessary, but
especially so in time of public
danger and distress." He also
said : "Though I ara a member of
the church of England, I have no
Johu Adams was a Congrega
tionalist and came of a long line
of Puritan ancestors, but was very
liberal in his views of religion. He
was baptized Oct. 26,1735, in the
First Church of Quincy, called
"The Church of Statesmen."
Thomas Jefferson's ideas on re
ligion are difficult to classify. He
was an admirer of the great Tom
Paine, the agnostic, ;-and was de
nounced from New England pul
pits as a "godless man," but a let
ter to Mrs. John Adams shows that
he believed in a future life, where
"we will meet our friends," and his
life was a strictly moral one. He
belonged to no church.
John 'Quincey Adams was a Con
gregationalist, like his father, and
wrote a hymn.
Madison and Monroe were both
Episcopalians in good standing.
Andrew Jackson was notoriously
irreligious in his early manhood
and mature life. As a youth, at
Salisbury, N. C., he is described as
the "most roaring, rollicking,
game-cocking, horse-racing, card
playing, mischievous fellow that
ever lived in the town." After his
retirement from the Presidency he
became converted and joined the
Presbyterian church, his dying
words being : "My dear children,
and friends and servants, I hope
an<! trust to meet you all in heaven,
both white and black."
Martin Van Buren, never made
any religious profession, but was a
man of irreproachable morality.
William Henry Harrison was an
Episcopalian of strong convictions,
which prevented him from fighting
John Tyler was also an Episco
James K. Polk mode no profes
sion until he was on his death-bed,
when a Methodist clergyman
Zachary Taylor didn't give the
question any thought, but meekly
paid his wife's contributions to the
Episcopal church. Taylor was very
illiterate, knew little about the
ology and cared less.
Millard Fillmore was a very
quiet, but pious man, who affiliated
with the Baptists.
Franklin Pierce was an Episco
James Buchanan was always
pious, but didn't join the church
until after his retirement from the
Presidency, when he became a
Abraham Lincoln according to
Col. Bob Ingersoll, was a disciple
of Voltaire, but he expressed
Christian convictions and was in
clined to Spiritualism. Both his
parents were Baptists.
Andrew Johnston was not a mem
ber of any church ; but a tacit be
liever in Christianity. He was un
usually handy wtth his "cuss
words," and inclined to Method
Ulysses S. Grant was a Method
ist, and extolled for his piety by
his biographers, though he was
never anown to do anything be
yond letting fall a few pious re
Rutherford B. Hayes was a Meth
James A. Garfield was a member
of the church of Christ, or Camp
bellite church, and once tried hie
Chester A. Arthur "was an Epis
copalian, but played a game of
poker once in awhile.
Benjamin Harrison is a Presby
terian, and attends church quite
Grover Cleveland gets his snp
plv of Christian fortitude from the
Calvinistic fount also.
A MORNING PRAYER.
MES. E. A. HAWKINS.
Strength for the day I humbly ask,
Faith in the coming morrow,
But not one drop of weal or woe
From future days to borrow;
I'll trust the hand that measures out
My cup of joy or sorrow.
Strength for the fight I this day wage,
The victor's crown to wear it;
When wounded in the desperate fray,
Courage I ask to bear it;
And Thou, dear Lord, to walk beside,
My day's march home to share it.
And when the day is past and gone,
My gratefui heart upswelling,
A hymn of praise shall joyful raise,
Thy love and goodness telling;
I'll waft it up beyond the stars,
Where all my hopes are dwelling.
And when the last hard fight is done,
And death comes to relieve me,
Let not the hope which cheers me now
With mocking gleam deceive me;
But to Thyself, dear Lord, I pray
For Jesus sake, receive me!
COFFEE MAT BE CHEAPER.
Estimates That the Crop Will Bo
the Largest Ever Grown.
Coffee houses have received ad
vices from the planting districts
in the last few days on which they
are making estimates of the crop
for the season of 1894-5. Figures
vary, but the opinion seems general
that the crop will be the largest
The lowest estimate places the
crop at 12,000,000 bags. It reached
11,750,000 bags in 1891-2, that
crop leading the record until now.
The estimate of 12,000,000 bags
credits Rio and Santos with 6,500,
000 bags and allows Mexico, Cen
tral America, the West Indies, and
Venezuela 3,000,000 bags. The
crop in this territory last year was
3,500,000 bags, with promises of a
constantly increasing production.
An estimate regarded as conserva
tive places the crop at 13,500,000
A Page from Russell Page's Diary-Thc Chaffer.
Rose at 3 A. M. Went out and
drank Borne fresh air. Found a
nail, an old tin cup and a yester
day :s -newspaper. Returned home.
Sewed two buttons on my last
summer's paper vest. Collected
the birdseed off the window sill
(dreadful extravagance on the part
of Mrs. Sage, that canary), and
ate tho piece of banana that was
stuck in the side of the cage. Went
over my expenditures of the day
before. Thirteen cents. Too much.
Must get down to eight. Break
fast at 5 o'clock. Have grown tired
of hard bread. Shall have dough
nuts hereafter if I can get three
for a penny. This was not my
coffee morning. Drank hot water.
Total cost of breakfast, f of one
cent. That is doing fairly well.
Rode to office on elevated. Free,
of course. Business rather brisk.
Profits up to 12 M. twenty thous
and and odd dollars. Lunch at
Watermelon Pete's on West Broad
way. Pete had a piece of huckle
berry pie that had fallen on the
ground and lost its stuffing. Offer
ed it to me for two cents. Said I'd
take it at the price if I could have
a piece of watermelon thrown in.
Pete kicked, but met my terms
finally. Cheapest lunch since that
of July 12, when Pete let me haye
a three-weeks'-old peach cake and
a specked apple for a penny. After
noon business dull. Profits up to
3 P. M. less than three thousand.
Discharged two clerks and reduced
the salaries of the whole office.
Rode home on elevated. Dinner, a
rich soup, costing three cents to
make. Retired at 9 o'clock. Ex
penses for the day, 5? cents. That
is satisfactory, though the g of a
cent seems superfluous. To-mor
row morning Mrs. Sago must cut
my hair. Good night, My Diary,
my faithful and inexpensive
friend. R. S.^
The Union Meeting of the First
Division of the Edgefield Associa
tion will meet with Berea Church,
at 10 A. M., Saturday before the
fifth Sunday in September.
Introductory sermon by Rev. J.
P. Mealing. Alternate, Rev. P. P.
Missionary sermon by Rev. J. S.
1st. As the word of God is the
only rule of faith and preaching
what knowledge of the Bible should
churches require of their members,
and how can we best impait that
knowledge? Speakers, Rev. J. P.
Mealing, Rev. J. L. Ouzts, and J.
2nd. How can we convince our
members of the necessity and
Scriptural grounds for disciplining
our members for non-payment of
church and Gospel dues? Speak
ers. W. H. Yeldell, J. W. Aiton,
and J. H. Self.
3rd. What mission has the
strongest claim on our contribu
tions in our present condition?
Speakers, S. A. Brunson and W. H.
The following persons were ap
pointed to write essays of the:'
own selection : Mrs. Lela Willi
Mrs. D. Timmerman, S. A. Br
son, and Whit Harling.
Committee to canvass divis
in the interest of a high sc^
Rev. J. L. Ouzts of Mo;A
Creek, Henry Green of Bor
Miller of Bold Spring, W. H. Yel
dell of Bethany, F. J. Rankin of
Dornsville, S. A. Brunson of Gilgal,
W. T. Walton of Stevens Creek.
J. T. WHITE, Mod'r.
M. B. BYRD, JR., Clerk.
The Union Meeting of the sec
ond division of the Edgefield As
sociation will convene with the
Red Hill Baptist Church of Christ
on Saturday before the 5th Sunday
in September, at 10 A. M. .
Missionary sermon by Rev P. P.
Sunday-School mass meeting.
Speakers, Dr D. A. J.Bell, Dr J.H.
Burkhalter, Dr J. Crafton, J. M.
Bussey, J. W. Johnson.
1. What is conscience and how
far should it be a guide to our ac
tions? Speakers, J. M. Bussey,
Rev H. M. Garnett, E. G. Morgan..
2. Are we as Christians carrying
out the teachings of Scripture as
contained in Rom. 12:18? If it
be possible as much as liveth in
you live peaceably with all men:
Speakers, W. P. Seigler, Johnnie
Nixon, R. E. Broadwater.
3. Can a Christian be consistent
who knows of a brother or sister
living in disorder and take no
steps to reclaim them? Speakers)
Rev G. L. Timmerman, Jimmie
Gilchrist, J. N. Griffis.
4. What is it to give as the Lord :
has prospered and is it obligatory
on all Christians? 1st Cor. 16:2.
Speakers, Rev. G. H. Burton, Rev.
P. P. Blalock, RevG.W. Bussey.
L. F. DORN, Mod'r.
5. E. FREELAED, Sec'ty.
The UDion Meeting of the Third
Division of the Edgefield Baptist
Association will be held with the
Antioch Church on Saturday be
fore the fifth Sunday in the pres
ent month. The programme is as
Introductory sermon by Rev. J.
Missionary sermon by Rev. L. R.
1st. "Personal Work." Speakers,
T. B. Lanham and J. D. Timmer
2nd. "What should be done in
the case of those who habitually
absent themselves from the ser
vices of the church?" Speakers,
D. E. Lanham and A. S. Tompkins.
As the last Union Meeting gave
way for the Sunday School Con
vention, and as the one before was
not well attended, owing to a mis
understanding as to the place, a
full attendance at this September
meeting at Antioch is desired.
S. B. MAYS, Clerk.
The Pineapple as a Pot Plant.
The pineapple is perhaps one of
the most important of all the
tropical fruits. In the extreme
southern part of Florida there are
immense plantations of them, and
from these the people in that sec
tion derive almost their entire in
come from th*1 crop. Great quan
tities are grown in Europe under
glass, and much more attention is
paid to them.there than in this
country. The plant is very easy
to grow, and at the North will suc
ceed well in any greenhouse or
even a sunny window. The plants
themselves are very ornamental,
and to watch them coming into
bearing is a veiy interesting sight
to most people. After a plant has
attained its full size, it begins to
turn blood-red in the centre, and
in a few days you can see the
young fruit, which looks like a red
rosette, way down in the centre ;
this is pushed up pretty rapidly
by the central fruit stalk, aud the
young fruit begins to assume its
shape, and is soon one-third grown ;
at this stage it begins blooming,
and from each one of the diamond
shaped lobes of the fruit comes a
pretty bright blue flower.