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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 39.
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Are You Fortif ied?
When you aro in a low state of health, and on the verge of
illness, there is no nourishment in the world like
to restore strength. Scott's Emulsion nourishes, strength
ens, promotes the making of solid
flesh, enriches the blood and tones up
tho whole system.
Por Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Bronchitis,
Weak Lungs, Consumption, Scrofula, Anamia,
Loss of Flesh, Thin Babies, "Weak Children, and
all' conditions of Wasting.
Buy only the genuine! It has our trade
mark on salmon-colored wrapper.
Sendfor pamphlet on Scott's Emulsion. FREE.
50 cents and SI.
Scott & Bowne, N. Y. All Druggists
I207 BROADWAY, AH@HST/I GA.
We offer to the Farming and Country People a special line of
goods, honest, strictly solid leather Shoes, which cannot be excelled
for style and durability, at the lowest possible prices.
SILVER SHOE 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.,
Class Cental Practice in the United States.
Pledged to the Promotion of Scientific Dentistry at Moderate Prices.
TEETH WITHOUT PLATES.
Almalgam Fillings. 50c. up
Platina Fillings."". 7oc. up
Gold Fillings.*iSJ UP
?est Set of Teeth (either upper or lower set,). S 00
A Good Set of Teeth for. ? 50
Extract in? Teeth.)Uc
Crowns and Teeth Without Plates at Same Rates.
PERFECT FITTING ARTIFICIAL TEETH
and Best Workmanship Guaranteed or Money cheerfully
refunded. Only the Best Material Used.
810 Broad Street. [Over Mullarky & HartyJ Augusta, Ga.
I=LE3IS^ISESI^r db TTJTT,
-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
-AND DEALERS Iii -
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 von 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 be glad to meet
S43 Broad Street, - AUGUSTA, GA.
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Statesville, - iKT.O,.
- DISTILLERS AND JOBBERS IN -
Pore KHttnil C. Baili Me Con anil Rye foils
Apple and Peach Brandies,
We make a specialty of pure goods for private use and medicinal pur
poses. Our brands are all recognized as standard, and we sell nothing but
l?i*rh ^riKlo goods. Weare sole proprietors of the celebrated Key brand of
old-fashioned handmade Corn Whiskey and Apple Brandy, packed incases
of one dozen bottles. We quote as follows, in lots 1 to IO gallons :
N. C. "Poplar Log" Corn Whiskey, $1.25 to $.'L00,'according to age!
Rye Whiskey, $2.00 to $3.00, according to age.
Apple Brandy, $2.00
Peach Brandy, $2.75.
Extra char jre for ju irs.
We ran surnisb Corn Whiskey in cases of 1. 2, 4, C, and 8 dozen1 Domes ro
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 f<?r private use.
Tlie Je weller,
Cornel Broad and McIntosh Streets.
? ugxista, - - Ga
[For the ADVERTISED.
News Items from White Rock.
MR. EDITOR: In a recent issue
of your paper we noticed an arti
cle condemning the system of edu
cation in this State as being avery
poor system. Why not as good a
system of education in South Caro
lina as in any of the Southern
States? It has, and we will at
tempt to prove that the average
man in South Carolina is vory far
from ever attaining to that degree
which her system of education is
capable of giving. We do not know
who this negative writer is, but if
'.he" will study the history of
South Carolina "he" will find that
the system of education, since
1710, has been much better than
"he" places to its credit at present.
South Carolina has an educa
tional system suitable for any and
all classes; even to the very poor
est class the hand of charity was
stretched forth to aid them at an
early period. Free schools were
successfully established in 1710,
and in 1712 another act was passed,
incorporating certain persons uu
der the designation of commission
ers, for founding, erecting, govern
ing, and visiting a free school for
the U6e of the inhabitants of South
Carolina, with authority to receive
ill gifts and legacies formerly
liven to the use of the free school,
md to purchase as much land as
night be detmed necessary for the
ise of the school, and to erect
;hereon suitable buildings. There
vas a feeling in favor of popular
?ducation with many of thc lead
:rs, and men of learning and ?
vealth bequeathed large sums for ?
?stablishing free schools. This i
ed to the adoption of the pre6Pnt
mblic school system, and since i
he people of that section.
It seems imposible t*?at the
people in this State co*. ! not
lave as good a system of educa
ron as any State in the Union.
From the very fact that in the early
history of South Carolina many of
tier sons were sent to England to
be educated, and to-day their in
fluence still lives in our State
modelled on the English plan for
educating tho young, which is
enough to prove to any one what
an excellent system of edncation
South Carolina has. We beg leave
to say that there is nothing wrong
with the system, but the energy on
the part of parents and their chil
dren to reap the full benefit of the
system is lacking. They need only
to awake out of the cold slumber
into which they have heedlessly
fallen, quit crying hard times, and
quarreling among themselves about
politics; and then get every edu
cational advantage afforded in the
State. What a glorious privilege
tobe neglected! Wakeup, boys
and girls, and gather within your
embrace the fruits of all the labors
and struggles of those who have
planned and suffered for you in
the past. Let our unknown friend
call to mind the fact that the sys
tem of education in South Caro
lina has greatly, if not entirely,
prepared him for the position he
now holds in college ; and when he
has finished his education we hope
he will come back to South Caro
lina and see if he has not con
demned the wrong thing. If he
still holds to his opinion, we hope
he will suggest a better system.
White Rock, S. C.
J W. Marsh & Co., Johnston,
have the best $1.10 shoe on earth.
The women of New York who
organized clubs and went into the
campaign may be at a loss, for a
few days now, to find something to
take the place of their1 politico
social functians, which have been
set aside by the ending of the cam
paign. It is said the women's po
litical clubs had become "events"
in society hardly less notable than
evenings at the grand opera, and
that at some cf the meetings held
in the Madison Square Concert
Hall the show of fashion and fin*1
types of New York womanhood was
as good as was ever seen at the
See the very best $1 ?50 shoe in
the world at J. W. Marsh & Co.'s,
DON'T SELL OUT TOO CHEAP.
"A Good Name is Rather to be
Chosen Than Great Riches."
Press and Banner.
In hard times like these there
are always some misguided people
who sell out character and good
name very cheaplv. Character put
in the balance against a few paltry
dollars is like exchanging price
less jewels for worthless trash. A
bale of cotton is of but little value,
but character is sacred, and above
price. It takes a life time to build
up a good character and it takes
years to establish the confidence of
one's fellows, and he who has lived
a reputable life for ten,* twenty,
thirty, or fifty years does an ex
ceedingly foolish thing in stealing
under the guise bf a contract,
thereby forfeiting a good name,
which is rather to be chosen than
The educated man generally buys
and gets credit on faithful promise
to pay, but he sometimes takes ad
vantage of his former reputation
and past good name to steal under
the guise of a contract He be
comes a thief in fact, in order to
secure a small amount of money,
and forfeits that which is above
There are thousands of honest
and honorable men who cannot pay
their debts, but there are scoundrels
who steal under the guise of a con
tract, and it is of this class of
sneak thieves that we would speak
-the men who come the confidence
game on unsuspecting merchants i
and others who may be induced to '
Bxteud credit. j i
Let every honest man pay h
debts, or at least make every POSE
honest talk to steai wuu ma uouu?
the goods of another, deserves the :
scorn and the contempt of all de
Sneak thieves are of that sort of 1
people who promise anything, and
do nothing toward paying.
A Story About Sam Jones.
Hartwell, Ga., Snn.
An amusing incident occurred at
the close of Sam Jones's sermon at
Pulaski the other day. Stepping
down from the pulpit, folding his
hands across his breast and looking
solemnly over the audience, the
great revivalist said:
.'I want all the women in the
crowd who have not spoken a harsh
word or harbored an unkind word
towards their husbands for a month
past to stand up."
One old woman, apparently on
the shadv side of 60 stood up.
"Come forward and give me your
hand," said the ^reacher.
The woman did so, whereupon
"Now turn around and let this
audience see the best looking wo
man in the country."
After takjng her seat the revi
valist addressed the men :
"Now I want all the men in this
crowd who have not spoken a harsh
word or harbored an unkind
thought towards their wives for a
month past to stand up."
Twenty-seven great big strapping
fellows hopped out of the audience
with all the alacity of champagne
"Come forward and give me your
hands, my dear boys."
Jones gave each one a vigorous
shake after which he ranged all of
them side by side iu front of the
pulpit and facing the audience. He
looked them over carefully and
solemnly, and then, turning around
to the audience, he said:
.'I want you ali to take a good
look at the twenty-seven biggest
liars in the State of Tennessee.
Don't be fooled by anyone, buy
goods at the cheapest place, a dol
lar saved is a dollar made, buy
from Ramsey & Bland.
In Floyd county, twenty miles
from Prestonburg, Ky., oil has been
struck in great abundance. From
one well, which was struck last
week, 30,000 gallons ran out in
three hours and six minutes. Ex
citement runs high in that section.
Of five wells which have been sunk,
three of them are paying ones.
GaB is also found in paying quan
Rye as a Fertilizer.
ost of our old fields lack humus,
anthe cheapest and quickest way
tortore it is to plow under green
ry Rye may not have the power
tobsorb nitrogen from the air, as
cl er does, yet it enriches the soil,
ort least prevents it from getting
parer. Take two bare corn fields
i?he fall for example. Sow rye
i?De, plow it under in the spring
ai it will yield a better crop the
fqowing summer than the one on
w'.ch nothing was growing. On
muy farms there is actually more
fsility washed off than is removed
frthe crops. Sowing rye in the
fi prevents this waste for part of
ti year. Even on fields called
kel there is a great deal of wash
i?. The soil may not altogether
b canied off the fields, but the
riher, part of it is conveyed to the
pome farmers object to rye as a
g?en manure on accouut of the
dfficulty of getting into good shape
fe planting and after cultivation.
If the rye is turned under per
ietly lhere is very little trouble,
nc more than with timothy sod.
Lot May I turned under some rye
trat was five feet tall and very
hp,vy on the ground-by using a
crain and circular cutter. Neither
dil I use a four horse team, only
an ordinary plow and two horses.
On this field I planted nutmeg
melons and sugar corn. Never had
I ground in better condition for
planting and after cultivation,
wiich- consisted of shallow level
culture ; there was plenty of mois
ture in this plot ail summer, while
the adjoining fields were literally
-wa ojro a farmer
is sown in rye. Not only
. . , add humus to the soil but
it is also a great retainer of mois
ture. The more humus a soil con
tains the better it can endure' a
drouth. The past summer demon
strated again, beyond a doubt, that
fields where rye was plowed under
resisted the drouth to a great ex
tent, while those not so treated
failed to produce paying crops.
The "meanest man" has been lo
cated in North Carolina. About
twenty-six years ago aman, the
head of a family, in that State,
deserted that family and went
Vest, accompanied by a woman,
o;her than she who had been a good
wife to him for years. The most
o; his effects he left with his wife.
Urne passed and the deserted wife
s niggled against the buffetings of
lfe's waves and reared the family
lit by the truant husband. When
t!e boys came to be of age, when
ditiful children begin to "want to
hip mother," it wap agreed that
o e of them should take care of
br, pay the doctor's bills (she was
nw in poor health,) and such ex
puses, together with $400 in cash,
uon doing which he was to re
c;ve the home place for his own.
Tis the son did, aud the mother
wnted for nothing during her life.
Nt until some time after the death
o the mother was anything heard
othe missing husband and father.
Ten one day a letter came to the
cintry post office addressed "to
ay living children of-." The
sa who owned the home received
ti letter. He had no recollection
obis parent, but the kindly feel
i;- for the father caused the son
teend him the money to return
hue on. The old man came back
tthe home he had deserted years
bore. He was given a home there,
al this kindness he is now trying
trepay by endeavoring to secure
cttrol of the property. He brought
st to recover one stone hammer,
rttock, bureau, table, and one
(id. This was brought in a mag
rate's court, and the justice saw
rere justice was in the case. He
ge judgment for the defendant,
t son, holding that the father's
dm was barred by the statute.
le beats all the records of mean
m up to date.
ome of the anti papers thought
tv could make John Gary Evans
?ry little man by spelling his
oe with small letters, (john
g'evaus and Jaggery Evans),
V he knocked Samps Pope clear ?
cr the Moon.-Marion Farmer.
A COTTON PLANTERS TBUST
Members of the Exchange in New
York and Other Cities Worried.
New York World.
Members of the Cotton Exchange
here and in other citieB are some
what excited over the proposition
to form a gigantic trust of all the
cotton raisers of the South, which
is being advocated by John T. Rod
dey, a prominent broker of this
city. The exchanges are opposed
to the scheme. If such a trust is
formed the brokers say that their
business will be ruined, so far as
exercising any control of the
market is concerned. The trust
would be able to practically dic
tate the price of cotton in the open
Mr. Roddey's plan is for every
cotton farmer, no matter how small,
to become a shareholder. When
the crop is gathered each member
shall turn into the trust one bale
out of every five or six bales raised
by him, or if the crop is a small
one, then one bale out of every
seven or eight shall go to the trust.
The amount of cotton thus placed
in the hands of the trust shall be
held by the latter as a sort of bal
ance wheel to the market. The
farmer will market his crop, less
the ampuut turned over to the
trust, as best suits him. The trust
supply will be held until the market
price shall be high enough to war
rant its sale, and the return of a
good profit. Mr. Roddey feels sure
that the adoption of his plan and
the formation of a trust as pro
posed, will at once put the price of
cotton up to about S cents from the
present price which is about 5
T '-?M v>fian immediate
sider the matter, xx*
a number of letters from promi
nent cotton planters and leading
citizens of South Carolina, who
heartily indorse the plan. When
seen at his office, No. 80 broadway,
Saturday, Mr. Roddey said he ex
pected active steps towards organ
ization would be taken this week.
MEMPHIS, TENN.-The Federal
Court will to-morrow be asked by
the Tate brothers, of Memphis, to
enter upon an investigation of
charges made against the cotton
seed oil mill-men of the Sonth to
the effect that they have nearly all
entered into a gigantic conspiracy
to control the market for cotton
seed, and that this combine ex
tends all over the Southern cotton
The specific allegations made in
the public prints here refer only
to the eight Memphis mills, but
they are the largest in the world,
and the same owners control mills
in Louisiana, Arkansas, Missis
sippi, Alabama, and Georgia and
Two years ago cottonseed was
worth $25 per ton ; last year it was
$1S, while now the market price ie
only $9. The mills alleged tobe
in the combine decline to purchase
at any price except from the pro
ducer. The seed soldat the Mem
phis market alone during che year
is worth in the neighborhood of a
We carry a larger stock of Bug
gies than all the houses in Edge
field county combined, conse
quently we are ia a position to save
you money. Ramsey & Bland.
The voters of New York strug
gled under au immense load of
ballots. It took the printing estab
lishment five weeks, working over
time, to prepare the 19,500,000
tickets that were needed, and it re
quired twelve big vans to handle
the boxes of packages when they
had been prepared. Sixty-five bal
lots were prepared for every indivi
dual voter in New York city.
Go to J. W. Marsh & Co., John
ston, fer best quality of goods.
"In this case against m}r client
for stealing a pair of pants I move
for a nonsuit," said the lawyer,
"On what ground?" asked the
judge. "On the ground that a
whole suit can't be made out of a
pair of pants," replied the lawyer.
Do not be fooled by anybody
who offers you something for noth
ing. J. W. Marsh & Co., of John
ston, will give you the be6t goods
for the least money.
The Hygiene of Sorrow.
In a recent issue of a New York
newspaper an article by Dr. Louise
Fiske Bryson formulates some dis
tinstly modern views upon the
effect of grief. The attempt to
act as if nothing had happened
after the advent of some misfor
tune, and to conduct life exactly as
before, is one of the greatest possi
ble mistakes. It is an outrage on
nature, which she resents sharply
in the end. Pay day comes sooner
or later ; and the overthrew caused
by blinding catastrophe arrives,
even if deferred.
The nervous system requires
complete rest after blows caused
by sorrow. Recent medical ob
servations (Fere, Bassi, Schule,
Zenker) show that the physical
results of depressing emotions are
similar to those caused by bodily
accidents, fatigue, chill, partial
starvation and loss of blood. Birds,
moles, and dogs which apparently
died in consequence of capture,
and from conditions that corres
pond in human beings to acute
nostalgia and "broksn heart," were
examined after death as to the con
dition of their internal organs.
Nutrition of the tissues had been
interfered with, and the substance
proper of various vital organs had
undergone the same kind of degen
eration as that brought about by
phosphorus or the germs of infec
tious disease. Tho poison of grief
is more than a rame. To urge
work, study, travel, the vain search
for amusement, ie both useless and
dangerous. For a time the whole
organism is overthrown, and tem
porary seclusion is imperative for
proper readjustment. After some
bereavement the custom of wear
ing mourning has a distinct moral
value. But its period of use must
be brief: a few weeks, months.
-- w^cu i?ian.co mc WUU.lt
1 Where there is nearness of re
1 lationship to nature, rambles ii
the open air, days alone with the
' sea, alone in the forest, console a?
nothing else can. Quiet, silent
drives, or even short journeys by
rail, will reveal a new heaven and
a new earth to one fatigued and
worn by sorrow. Music, when it
can be borne, has a soothing power
beyond words. Books, too, have
their place, those gentle compan
ions without speech whose calm so
ciety helps annihilate time and
space, and who always receive us
with the same kindness. The
familiar faces of newspapers and
journals bring a stray comfort that
even the tenderest heart is power
less to bestow. The care and com
panionship of children is another
source of strength. Children are
not watching to see how the afflict
ed are bearing up under sorrow,
nor are they waiting for some ex
pression of sentiment or the over
throw of self-control. A child is
always the best comforter, uttering
no word of sympathy, yet rousing
interest in life because its nature
is sweetness and light.
Grief cannot be ignored, neither
can it be cheered up. It must be
accepted, and allowed to wear itself
away. Readjustment comes slowly.
Sorrow, grief, and all great mis
fortunes should be regarded as
conditions similar to acut*; IJ'PC
tious diseases, which they resemble
in result; and later, as conval
escence from such diseases. Seclu
sion, rest, sleep, appropriate food,
fresh air, sunshine, interests that
tax neither mind nor body, these
are requirements in this class of
illness. The care of the condition
following depressing emotion calls
for the same treatment in greater
or less degree.
Window Shades from 25? up.
Rugs from 25^ up, at Ramsey &
It is said that Senator Dolph, of
Oregon, never smiles. In the whole
course of his service in the Senate,
nobody has ever seen his eye light
up or his lip quiver. Why it is,
nobody has ever had the courage
Less than 100 years ago the
Pennsylvania assembly passed this
law : "That in the future no mem
ber of the House shall come bare
foot or eat his bread and cheese on
Buy shoes from J. W. Marsh &
ON TO THE WEST.
The Reorganization of the South
Carolina and Georgia Road.
Charleston Evening Post.
The stockholders of the South
Carolina and Georgia railroad have
just closed a pleasant and, from all
indications, a profitable meeting
iu this city. The new owners of
the road have given careful atten
tion to the details of their property
here and to the management of it.
The Messrs. Parsons have been '
very busily engaged since their ar
rival, and have been "out" to all
callers unless on the line of busi*
ness now before them. They have
been chary of words, but there is
indication of the working out of
plans for the improvement of their
property in the consultations held
with business men.
The board- of directors is com
posed as follows : Charles Parsons,
"Walton Ferguson, William Lum
mis, Clarence S. Day, Frank B.
Wesson, Goo. A. Wagener, George
Parsons, Charles Parsons; Jr.,
Henry Parsons, Edwin Parsons,
3d, and W. H. Platt, Jr, This is
practically the first organization of
the new company, it having been
the property of tho Messrs. Parsons
since the sale. The organization of
the company has been looked.for
ward to with great interest by the 7
people of Charleston ever since.the
It is understood that the new
management is looking to securing
new western connections, and prob
ably the completion of the old
Blue Ridge railroad from Anderson 1
to Knoxville, which road has' al
ways been regarded as the natural
' solution of the railroad problem for
Almost a New York Daily.
That Democratic wonder, The
1 New York Weekly World, has just
! changed its weekly into a twice-a
5 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 tho opportunity to get your
own local paper and The New York
World twice every week at extra
ordinarily low rates.
Edgefield, S. C.
100 Rugs, all the latest patterns,
worth 75/, no duplicate, at Ram
sey & Bland's.
It would require the genius of a
dozen Philadelphia lawyers to dis
cover how th? result of the elec
tion at large bears u^on the silver
Our $4.00 Bureaus are the talk
of the town, no duplicates, at
Ramsey & Bland's.
To all Whom it May Con
APETITION will be presented to
the next Legislature of South
Carolina, convening next November,
A. D. 1S94, to lay off a new county out
of the northern or Saluda portion
Edgefield county, S. C. As more fully
shown by a certified survey of James
M. Fofest, giving the boundary lines
as follows: Commencing at Saluda
river and running the Lexington line
to the Aiken line, and from thence to
Lybrand's mill, from thence to Lotts,
from thence to the Abbeville li; ns from
the Abbeville line to the Saluda river,
and thence down Sa!mia river to the
S. T. EDWARDS, J. D. "WILLS,
ZED CROUCH, A. J. COLEMAN*,
JOE ATTA WAY, BAILEY MATTHEWS
MIKE KEMPSOX, S. M. SMITH,
DR. KEVXERDY, B. F. SAMPLE,
DR. BUSTER, Jonx 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 ; S,000 Azaleas ; 50,000 Palms ;
25 acres in Roses; Geeen house
and Bedding plants and everything
suited to needs of Southern Horti
culturalists. No agents. Send or
ders direct to us. Catalogue free.
P, J. BERCKMANS,
Fruitland Nurseries, AUGUSTA, GA