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TH0S. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14,1894.
VOL. LIX. NO. 42.
and all women who are nursing babies, derive almost incon
ceivable benefits from the nourishing properties of
This is the most nourishing food known to science. It en
riches the mother's milk and gives her strength. It also
makes babies fat and gives more nourishment to growing
children than all the rest of the food they eat.
Scott's Emulsion has been prescribed by physicians for
twenty years for Eickets, Marasmus, "Wasting Diseases of Ohildren,
Goughs, Golds, Weak Lungs, Emaciation and Consumption.
Sendfor pamphlet on Scott's Emulsion. FREE.
Scott & Bowne, N. Y. All Druggists. 50 cents and $1.
I207 BROADWAY, AueusT?. ?-A.
We offer to the Farming and Country People a special line of j
goods, honest, strictly solid leather Shoes, which cannot be excelled |
for style and durabilitv, at the lowest possible prices.
SILVER SHOE CO. brand Shoes acknowledged the best in the 1
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 cnstomers. Remember,
Silver Shoe & Hat Co.
Leaders in Good Honest Goods,
at BOTTOM PRICES.;
WM. F. SAMPLES
Formerly with E. T. Murphy cfc Co., now with
Arrington Brothers & Co.,
Groceries and Plantation Sunplies,
?ni -oT>r\ \ T~. cr^T) T? "c HP 'A ri mi CT A fs"A
621 BROAD STREET,
(Xorth side street, half block above Railroad Crossing.)
He cordially irrvites and would be gladi to wait on all his friends
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One of the Largest Organization.s Devoted to High
Class Cental Practice in the Unite d States.
Pledged to the Promotion of Scientific D entistry at Moderate Prices.
TEETH WITHOUT PLATES.
Almalgam Fillings. 50c. 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 Plate:? at Same Rates.
PERFECT FITTING ARTI FICIAL TEETH
and Best Workmanship Guaranteed, or Money cheerfully
refunded. Only the Best Material Used.
810 Broad Street. [Over Mullarky & Harty.] Augusta, Ga.
?iaS/ES?iEsnxr ??? TUTT,
- WHOLESALK AND RETAIL
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
-AND DEALERS IN
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 you 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 tovmeet
843 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
St ates ville, ? JXT.O.,
- DISTILLERS AND JOBBERS IN -
Pire OMMic?l C. Hai Made Con aid Rye Whiskies
Apple and Peach Brandies,
We make a specialty of pure goods for private use and medicinal pur
pos?s. Our brands are all recognized as standard, and we sell nothing but
hign grade goods. We are sole proprietors of the celebrated Key brand of
old-fashioned hand made Corn Whiskey and Apple Brandy, packed in cases
of one dozen bottles. We quote as fellows, in lots 1 to 10 gallons:
N. C. "Poplar Log" Corn Whiskey, $1.25 to $3.00, according to 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 Burnish Corn Whiskey in cases of 1, 2. 4, G, and S dozen Dottles to
case, 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.
Corner Broad and McIntosh Streets.
Cultivation of Orchards.
On no other part of the farm is
so little attention bestowed as on
the orchard. This is the more
singular as so much is required of
it. The farmer knows L nust fer
tilize and cultivate his fields if he
wants a crop to harvest, but with
the orchard he expects to gather
where he has not fed or tilled. If
he would only stop to consider he
would realize that trees, like men,
can die of starvation and if only
imperfectly nourished only inferior
fruit can be produced.
To be profitable orchards muet
receive as good care as other crops.
To call attention to their require
ments the Cornell Station has is
sued a bulletin on the cultivation
of orchards. Some of the points
insisted on are the necessity for
good drainage, natural or artificial,
the value of good tillage in in
creasing the available food supply
and conserving moisture and the
general superiority of level cul
Sod is sometimes allowable in
apple and standard pear orchards,
but never in other fruit planta
tions, says the bulletin. Even then
it should be pastured closely with
sheep or hogs. If the stock is fed
at the same time the land will fare
better. Watch a sod orchard. It
will begin to fail before you know
it. The remedy for these apple
failures is to cut down many of
the orchards. For the remainder,
the treatment is cultivation, fer
tilizing, spraying-the trinity of
orthodox apple growing.
Potash is the chief fertilizer to
be applied to fruit frees, particu
larly after they come into bearing.
An annual application of from 500
to 700 pounds of muriate of potash
i may be used to the acre in mature
orchards. Cultivation should be
gin early and be continued often.
It may be stopped late in the sea
son and a crop can then be sowr>
upon the land to serve both as pro
tection to the soil and as a green
manure. Crimson clover would
seem to be the best for this pur
The American swine of to-dav
are very different from their Eng
lish ancestors, who a few centuries
ago constituted one of the chief
sources of British wealth. The
improvement in the race is largely
owing to the introduction of the
Chinese and Neapolitan breeds.
The crossing of the former upon
the English hog has resulted in
the production of the Berkshire,
Essex, Poland China, Small York
shire, and Suffolk breeds.
The Chinese hog is remarkably
prepoteut, as is shown by the ten
dency of the modem breeds to re
vert to the original type. This is
doubtless owing to the many cen
turies of in-breeding which have
so firmly fixed its characteristics.
One of the most important of these
is its propensity to fatten under
the most adverse circumstances.
ThiB superabundance of fat pre
vents the flesh of this breed being
highly esteemed in thiscountry,but
it has had a moBt valuable effect in
modifying the lean, gaunt hogs of
England, while the Neapolitan has
added delicacy of flavor.
The original Chinese hog is of a
very pecular shape. It has a long
body, with short legs, very heavy
jowls, small prick ears, short head,
neck, and snout, and the eye6 wide
apart. In color it is white or black,
or a mixture of both, with the
To Measure an Acre of Land.
Few farmers know the size of
their fields or how many acres they
contain. It is desirable-in fact,
indispensable-for good work that
a farmer know this, otherwise he
cannot apportion seed or manure
for it ; nor can he tell how much
time it should take to plow, har
row, or cultivate it. A goDdcottou
cord, the size of a plow Hue, should
be kept for this purpose. To make
one, buy 67 feet of cotton rope,
one inch round; fasten a ring at
the end, aud make these rings pre
cisely 60 feet a part. This is four
rods. Tie a piece of red rag in
thb centre. One acre of ground
will be a piece four of these cords
long, and two and one-half wide
equal to 16 by 10 rods, making 160
rode to an acre.
The advantage of the rings is
that one person can measure alone
by driving a stake in the ground
to hold the rope while he stretches
it out. Tho rope should be soaked ?
in tar and then dried. This will
prevent its shrinking.
Last yeal a neighbor of the
writer had a heavy sod plowed by
contract at ?$2.50 per acre. Three
persons stepped it off. One said it
was four acres ; another made it a
little over five, and the third Baid
it was three and a half acres. The
contractor sent over and got this
rope, and all five men measured it,
and it was found to be just three
and a half acres. He had paid to
have the grass cut off it for three
years at $1 per acre, or $5 each sea
son, counting it to be five acres in
extent, thus losing $4.50 through
Get a measuring line, and when
not in use, put it away, so that the
hands cannot get at it, or they will
be very apt to cut a piece off it to
tie up harness; thus making it
worthless for measuring purposes.
Planting- Too Deeply.
There is never any necessity for
deeply covering seed of any kind.
Whether it is done either by hand
or machinery, the seed is pretty
sure to be planted too deeply. A
blight covering, well packed down
over the seed is better than de
pending on the amount of soil
above to pack it. In the spring
time especially, planting should be
shallow because now the melting
snows and the freezing of the sur
face soil in winter have left it so
moist that ft very little covering of
the earth ie sufficient. With very
small seeds, sowing on the surface
is all that is required. The rains
will wash all the soil over them
that is needed.
The Lunatic Asylum.
The Board of Regents of the
State Lunatic Asylum held their
annual meeti . ' **
office of the
the annual r(
good many e
be of great i
ber of adm
will be only about 307, as com
pared to 311 during the year pre
vious. The average daily popula
tion will be a little higher. Last
year it was 765, while this year it
was 778. The reports will show
that the total number of patients
under treatment during the year
was 1,108, as against 1,115 last
year. Dr. Babcock says that these
figures show that there has been
no real increase of insanity in the
State during the year, in propor
tion to the population of South I
Carolina. He says also that they
show that it is the duty of the
State to provide quarters for at
least 800 patients, as during the
year this number has been in the
asylum at one time on several oc
Dr. Babcock says that the cost of
running the institution per capita
will be about $2 less than it was
last year. Last year the per capita
cost was $132.35. This reduction
is due, he thinks, to the close
economy practiced to the general
reduction in the cost of all food
stuffs, save meat, and the increased
yield from the asylum farm. Again
the board has managed to make
many internal hygienic and other
The Game Law.
Colombia Journal, 26th ult.
The attention of the Governor
was called to the game laws of the
State yesterday by the inquiry of a
man who wished to hunt on his
own land. The Governor showed
him the Acts of the Legislature
relating to the subject. They are
in effect that no partridge, wood
cock, deer, quail, or wild turkey
can be killed in the State before
the' 1st of November, and after
that time for five years from De
December, 1893, it is unlawful for
any one to kill any of these named
animals unless they are on that
person's land. Friends may be in
vited to hunt on another's land
and in that case the law does not
Persons outside of the State
coming here to hunt are required
to pay a license fee of $25 before
they are allowed to hunt at ail.
For violation of thia law the
penalty is $10 fine or ten days im
One is not allowed to expose for
sale any of the named animals ex
cept such as are killed on his land.
See the very beBt $1 50 shoe in
the world at J. W. Marsh & Co.'s,
Buy shoes from J. W. Marsh &
[For the ADVERTISER.
Dots from Mine Creek.
Not having seen anything in
your paper from this section in
some time, we take the pleasure to
send you a few dots.
The farmers are about through
picking their 5 cent cotton, and
have gone to sowing grain. Surely
the farmerB will get convinced
about raising cotton this time.
Those that are in debt will cer
tainly have to adopt some other
plan besides raising cotton to pay
their debts with.
Sugar cane has been getting the
juice mashed out of it this fall
around here. Those that planted
it this time say they will make
enough syrup to do them.
Mr. C. L. Temples says amidst
these hard times the women keep
on endeavoring to get him to fall a
victim to their fascinations, and
insinuating at him to take stock
in" matrimony, just at a period of
his life when he ie most unpre
pared, like Prussia was when
Napoleon landed hiB grand army
on her soil to drive her into war.
Mr. J. R. Rodgers bas been visit
ing the fair sex in the Big Creek
Bection. We think he means busi
ness of a peculiar kind.
Last Tuesday we all went to Mt.
Willing to vote, the famous old
place where the soldiers used to
meet and drill before the late war.
The. Hon James Suddath was pres
ent on the occasion. He is in favor
of Jiaving a Constitutional Con
vection, but he says we ought not
to send a man to the Legislature
more than one term.
AYe have not had any visitors
aroind here of late, but the fever
hasi visited a good many of our
: . .t-u""'. olirvnf.
ing at those pre tty gm BO,., ....
Long may the old ADVERTISER
exist and boom and flourish.
Mine Creek, S. C.
"THE GREATEST IS LOVE."
The following quotations are
made by the Rev. Alfred Momerie,
L. L. D., in an article in the Octo
ber Humanitarian. They are the
words of geniuses :
Napoleon has said :
"Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne,
and myself founded great eni,,.-es;
but the creations of our genius
rested upon force. Josus alone
founded his empire upon love, and
to i his day millions would die for
Richter has said :
"Christ was the holiest among
the mighty and the mightiest
among the holy. He lifted with
his pierced hands empires off their
hinges. He turned the stream of
history and still governs the ages."
Rousseau has said:
"If the life and death of Socrates
were those of a sage, the life and
death of Jesus were those of a
Matthew Arnold has said :
"As the course of this world ?B
forever establishing the pre-emi
nence of righteousness, so too the
course of this world is forever es
tablishing what righteousness
really ?R-i. e., true Christianity."
John Stuart Mill haB Baid:
"The new commandment; the
recognition that the greatest are
those that Berve, not those who are
served ; the reverence for the weak
and humble, which is the founda
tion of chivalry, tb.9 idea that they,
and not the strong, have the first
place in God's regard and the first
claim on their fellow men; the
parable of the good Samaritan;
the injunction, 'He that is without
sin let him cast the first stone;'
the precept of doing as we would
be done by, and such other noble
moralities as are to be found in
the authentic sayings of Jesus of
Nazareth, these surely are in suffi
cient harmony with the intellect
and feelings of every man and wo
man as to be in no dangerof being
let go, after having been once ac
knowledged as the creed of the
best and foremost of our species.
There will be shortcomings enough
for a long time in acting OL them ;
but that they should be forgotten
or cease to be operative upon the
human conscience, while human
beings remain cultivated or civil
ized, is once for all impossible."
Carlyle has said :
"We understand ourselves to be
risking no new assertion, but sim
ply what is already the conviction
of the greatest in our age, when we
say that, cheerfully recognizing,
gratefully appropriating, whatever
Voltaire has proved, or any other
man has proved or shall prove, the
Christian Religion once here can
not pass away ; that in one form or
other it will endure through all
time. Were the memory of this
faith never so obscured, as indeed
in every age the coarse passions
and perceptions of the world do
all but obliterate it in the hearts
of most, yet in every pure soul, in
every wise man, it will find a new
missionary, a new martyr, till the
great volume of universal history
is finally closed and man's desti
nies are fulfilled on this earth. It
is the height to which the human
species were fated and enabled to
attain, from which, having once
attained it, they can never retro
The Fear of Death.
Dr. J. W. Roosevelt, in Scribner's Magazine.
Familiarity wiih death is apt to
alter one's earlier conceptions of
it. Two ideas are very generally
accepted which experience shows
to be false. One is that the dying
usually fear death ; and the other,
that the act of dying is accom
panied by pain. It is well known
to all physicians that when death
is near its terrors do rot seem to
be felt by the patient. Unless the
imagination is stimulated by the
frightful portrayal of the supposed
"pangs of death," or of the suffer
ings which some believe the soul
must endure after dissolution, it
is rare indeed that the last days or
hours of life are passed in dread.
Oliver Wendell Holmes has re
corded his protest against the cus
tom of telling a person who does
not actuallv ask to know, that he
death appears to be as little teared
as sleep. Most sick persons are
very, very tired ; sleep-long quiet
sleep-is what they want. I have
seen many people die. I have never
seen one who seemed to fear death,
except when it was, or seemed to
be, rather far away. Even those
who are constantly haunted, while
strong and well, with a dread of
the end of life, forget their fear
when that end is at hand. As for
the act of dying-the final passage
from life to death-it is absolutely
without evidence that the oft re
peated assertions of its painful
ness are made. Most people are
unconscious for some hours before
they die; and in the rare cases
where consciousndss is retained un
impaired until a few minutes be
fore the end, the last sensation
must be of perfect calm and rest.
It is worst than cruel to add to the
natural dread of death which op
presses the majority of us while
in good health, the dread of dying.
There is surely fear enough in this
suffering world; let us not increase
it by adding imaginary to real
Almost a New York Daily.
That Democratic wonder, The
New York Weekly World, has just
changed its weekly into a twice-a
week paper, and you can now get
the two papers a week for the same
old price-$1.00 a year.
Think of it! The news from
New York right at your door fresh
every three days-104 papers a
We have made arrangements by
which we can furnish this paper
and the twice-a-week New York
World all for only $2.25 a year.
Here is the opportunity to get your
own local paper and The New York
World twice every week at extra
ordinarily low rates.
Edgefield, S. C.
Do not be fooled by anybody
who offers you something for noth
ing. J. W. Marsh & Co., of John
ston, will give you the best goods
for the least money.
Ex-Senator Ingalls dropped this
epigram in a recent Kansas speech :
"It would be better for the country
if women entered politics, but not
so good for the women."
Go to J. W. Marsh & Co., John
ston, for best quality of goods.
We carry a larger stock of Bug
gies than all the houses in Edge
field couuty combined, conse
quently we are ia a position to save
you money. Ramsey & Blaud.
KILLED LAST SATURDAY
NEAR CAVEN S,
After a Chase of Sixteen Miles.
It Looks Like a Large New
The strange animal that has
been terrorizing our county for
several weeks past, and that has
appeared at different points above
the Air-Line, has at last been
On Saturday morning the crea
ture was seen to cross the Bun
combe road, near Cavins, which is
in the lower section of our county,
and not far from Woodruff. It
was never before seen in that part
of the country, but the people had
heard of it through The Headlight,
and were on their guard. It came
by Cavins post office, where a party
of hunters was. organized aud
started in pursuit. At the fork of
Tyger it passed Mr. Simeon Thom
as', where that gentleman's son or
ganized another party and started
in pursuit. They followed the
animal for eight miles, via Walnut
Grove, and up by Miller Bros.' saw
mill, where it cut across a field
through the Means place and into
the public road at Moore's bridge.
There the party lost the trail,
When Mrs. Walker saw the beast
run past her house, into the road
when she blew a horn that brought
the hunters to her. She told them
what direction they must take,
when the party soon came up with
thfi animal that woo an *rr.-i~ ?3"T-;
The animal kept in the middle
of the public road, and only left
jit twice to cut through bushes.
The race lead by farm-houses, but
the people were warned in time by
the cry of "Mad-dog 1 " Two farm
ers were met iu the road, when
they wera told to look out for the
whaugdoodle. Just at this time
I the beast had taken refuge in a
clump of bushes, and the travell
ers did not see it until it emerged
again in view, close to them, when
they started off at a pace that
would have done credit to Maud S.
In fact, you might have played a
game of seven-up on their coat
tails as they dashed down the road,
the animal at* their heels. For
some distance the creature passed
through a thick settlement, and
was seen by the farmers and their
families. They wou'd rush into
their houses and close doors. To
ward the end of the race, the ani
mal became very much fagged out,
and could only trot slowly along.
, It made no attempt to attack its
pursuers, but seemed anxious to
When Mr. Bearden killed the
animal, a number of perBons went
to see it. The general verdict was
that it is a mammoth Newfound
land dog. but it is the largest of
the species ever seen. ' It's feet
were enormous, and twice the size
of any dog's. It had a main as
long as a man's hand, but its hair
was shorter. If it is a dog, it has
been crossed with some other ani
There were about 25 men en
gaged in the chase, but on Sunday
the whole settlement turned out to
view the body. There were three
old bullet wounds in the animal,
around which the hair had shed.
But the question is, whether or
not this is the original whaugdoo
dle that has been depredating in
the upper part of our county? Par
ties in the city saleday tell us that
the strange varmint was seen both
last Saturday and Sunday around
Fingerville, and if this be true,
there must be two of the creatures
among us. We hope that the ani
mal will not be killed until it thins
out a few more dogs ; besides it is
doing a great work in guarding
corn-fields and chicken-roosts. If
it will linger with us until water
melons get ripe, it will guard
many patches at night from the
depredations of ebony-hued suf
J W. Marsh & Co., Johnston,
bave the best $1.10 shoe on earth,
A survey has been made for a
new railroad, which is to be built
from Hendersonville to Brevard,
1ST. C. It is said that the construc
tion of the new road is to begin
right at once, and its projectors
claim that they will have it oper
ating within two or three months.
Sixty-pound rails, oak ties, and
iron bridges are to be used. Tran
sylvania county, through which
the road is to run, has voted a sub
scription of $60,000 to it. When
completed the road will be about
twenty-five miles long.
A Dispensary Haid.
ANDERSON, S. C., Nov. 7.-Sheriff
Games and Chief Constable Fant
raided the place of business of
Mr. John O'Donnell to-day, and
captured between seven hundred
and a thousand gallons of whiskey.
The whiskey was in barrels, and
buried about a foot under the
ground in the cellar. The loss to
Mr. O'Donnell will amount to
nearly two thousand dollars. This
is the biggest whiskey haal ever
made in the State.
Blasts from the Ram's Horn.
No crape is worn in Heaven.
Get God for a beginning and you
are on your way to wealth.
As long as sin can hide its head
it feels safe.
God reigns in the heart that will
not harbor hate.
An opportunity to do good is a
chance to please God.
One man living in godly life
will make many others want it.
Not a stone was thrown at
Stephen until his ^face began to
God loves everybody, but it is
hard to get a sinner to believe it.
A Doubtful Prophecy.
spleen gathered during the past
two years in Democratic constitu
tions that could not digest the pills
given by the party doctors. The
spleen is off now, the impeded cir
culation will be restored to its nor
mal conditions, and the work of
the Democratic party will bo ap
preciated for what it is worth.
People who want fedeial pap be
long naturally in the ranks of the
Republican party, but the majority
of people are not after pap. As a
rule the reverse of the vote of an
off year occurs in the Presidential
year. Time and again the Demo
crats have won just such contests
as the Republicans won on Tues
day only to see the landslide the
other side in the next two years.
Window Shades from 25/ up.
Rugs from 25/ up, at Ramsey &
Don't be fooled by anyone, buy
goods at the cheapest place, a dol
lar saved is a dollar made, buy
from Ramsey & Bland.
100 Rugs, all the latest patterns,
worth 75/, no duplicate, at Ram
sey & Bland's.
Our $4.00 Bureaus are the talk
of the town, no duplicates, at
Ramsey & Bland's. _
To all Whom it May Con
APETITION will he presented to
the next Legislature of South
Carolina, convening next November,
A. D. 1894, to lay off a new county out
of the northern or Saluda portion
Edgefleld county, S. C. As more fully
shown by a certified survey of James
M. Forrest, giving the boundary lines
as follows: Commencing at Saluda
river and running the Lexington lice
to the Aiken line, and from thence to
Lybrand's mill, from thence to Lotts,
from thence to the Abbeville line, from
the Abbeville line to the Saluda river,
and thence down Saluda river to the
S. T. EDWARDS, J. D. WILLS,
ZED CROUCH, A. J. COLEMAN,
JOE ATTA WAY, BAILEY MATTHEWS
MIKE KEMPSON, S. M. SMITH,
DR. KKVNERDY, B. F. SAMPLE,
DR. BUSTER, JonN RAUCH,
DR. KIRKSEY, LUTHER DEAN,
JAMES BLACK, and others.
250 Acres in Nurseries.
37th Year. 1 Acre Under Glass.
Fruit Trees & Plants.
Specially adapted to the South
ern States and sub-tropical coun
tries. Rare Conifera? and Broad
Leaved Evergreens; 10,000Came
lias ; 8,000 Azaleas ; 50,000 Palms ;
25 acres in Roses; Geeen house
and Bedding plants and everything
suited to needs of Southern Horti
culturalist8. No agents. Send or
ders direct to us. Catalogue free.
P, J. BERCKMANS,
Fruitland Nurseries, AUGUSTA, GA