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THOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 1895.
~Rock Hill is to have a $20,000
Tho grip is DOW epidemic in
New York City, aDd is said to be
more than usually fatal.
The people of ChapiD, in Lex
ington County, have raised money
and are going to build a tobacco
During a thunder storm last
week the depot at Kershaw in this
State was struck by lighting and
consumed with conlents and four
box cars loaded with merchandise.
Walhalla is to have a new cot
ton factory. The side hes already
been secured. And is everybody's
town to get ahead of old Edge
field? Isn't it about time for the
mother of statesmen aud warriors
and diplomats to become the
mother of a bed ticking factory?
A German periodical devoted to
wood industries announces that
food products consisting partly of
wood are now manufactured. At
Berlin a" factory has been built
which is turning out about two
hundred quintals of' wooden bread
a day. Sawdust is subjected to
chemical treatment, after which it
is mixed with one-third farina and
prepared like ordinary bread. The
product at present serves only as
food for horses, but the Berlin
Tramway, which is the most im
portant customoi of the factory, is
well pleased with the result. The
manufacturers sa}' that wooden
bread constitutes also an excellent
food for man.
A special dispatch to the daily
papers from Knoxville, Tenn., da
ted December27, says:
"Preliminary steps were taken
today looking to the organization
of the Rabun Gap Railroad. The
company proposes to build a line
from the Jelico coal fields via
Knoxville and through Rabun Gap
to Port Royal, S. C.
This is what was known as the
cid Blue Ridge route in ante bel
lum times, and will almost cer
tainly come through Edgeiield.
When we remember that only
twenty-five miles cf railway, con
acting Edgefield and Greenwood,
* required to complete the link
.;iting-Charleston and Port Royal
. r.fth the great West it is astonish
i -iii n g. th atit hagM4^aniuL^
fore ; out that rs^m?? ue TJuTTt is as
certain as anything human can be.
And yet there are people who
maintain that if our present rail
loadline should be built on be
.yond, it would iain the town, but
this is not the experience of other
places.. --'"^ '
Here arc the Threats.
"A late leader of the Reformers'
has been talking to the Washing
ton correspondent of the Charlotte
Observer about that inexhaustible
subject, South Carolina politics,
and he says that in less than three
months every Conservative in
South Carolina will be in the Re
publican party, He may bo a lit
tle wrong about the propoition,
but there is certainly an idea
among tho business men in the
State, and especially among the
young men, that a respectable Re
publican party in South Carolina
would be a healthy institution in
State affairs, and would have an
influence with the national legis
lation of the Republican party,
which is surely coming back into
power, that would be immensely
beneficial to the South. And there
are very many believers in Repub
lican principles in the business
element in South Carolina."
Spartan burg Herald.
"It is not "politic" to make the
admission, but there is reason to
fear that what the Herald says has
partial foundation-the sweeping
statement which it quotes being,
however, quite preposterous. We
warned timid and vacillating
"Conservatives" last Fall that
if they would not allow us to form
a real Democratic organization in
this State many men, in sheer des
peration, would go into the Re
publican party. We are sorry to
say there are indications that this
prediction will be verified. If De
mocracy in South Carolina is too
cowardly to fight for its existence
it may as well prepare for dissolu
tion and a "sauve qui peut."-Co
The new county government not
having been as yet organized, and
as there was and is a difference of
opinion as to the right of the old
Board of County Commissioners
to hold over until their successors
are duly qualified, J. Wm. Thur
mond Esq., of our bar, addressed a
letter of enquiry on this subject
to Attorney General Barber. The
following is his reply :
OFFICE OF THE ATT'Y GENERAL, )
COLUMBIA, S. C.,' Jan. 8, '95. ?j
Hon. J. Wm. Thurmond, Edge
field, s. ci
MY DEAR SIR : Your letter of
January 3rd would have received
more immediate attention, but for
an unusual pr?sure of work in this
You are perfectly correct in
'your view that the County Gov
ernment Act makes no provision
for the selection of Chairman of
the Township Boards. Governor
Evans tells me that he contem
plates each Township Board elect
ing one of its members as chair
man. I am inclined to think that
the best solution of the question.
I concur with you in the view
that the Board of County Commis
sionert is "dead and without any
person to pass or act upou claims
after January 1st, 1895." There
can be no doubt about the correct
ness of your position, as expressed
in your letter.
Very truly yours,,
WM. A. BARBER,
SAVE THE PIECES I AND LET
US HAVE PEACE.
EDITOR ADVERTISER: In your
last issue, one J. D. Roper in a bul
lying, ill-connected, dirty article
attempted to vomit some slush on
my personal reputation. I know
nothing of this man; I care less.
But I do know one thing, if J. D.
Roper is silly euough to think
that "Sempbronicus" is going to
be bullied in this style, that ''Sem
phronicus" is going to stop de
claring the truth as he sees it and
as other.honest, downtrodden yoe
men see it, the asylum is his home
and he ought to be there. In the
outset I re-affirm ever}7 syllable of
the article at which Roper took
unbrage. I submitted it to the
good people of Edgefield, feeling
confident that their good sense and
patriotism would decide on its
merit or demerit. I again submit
to them arguments in support of
the sections that Roper assailed,
and only ask your unbiased judg
ment in a calm, dispassionate de
Before entering into the argu
ment, I hurl bode in J. JJ. Roper'a
teeth every epithet, ecery insinuation :
everything that he spoke of a per
sonal nature, I hurl back. Some
ma}r object to my burling them
back through the paper, but it is
legitimate to repay in com cur
rent. J. D. Roper began the -at
tack in thc papers, and I claim
the privilege of answering through
the same channel. As to the as
sertion that I am seeking office, I
say here it is an arrant falsehood.
IL may not seem proper to see a
young man speaking thus of an ol
der man. but a young man has as
much right to throv/ every calmny_
advanced in yeTis."T"will not de
scend to the lovel of J. D. Roper
by calling names. That is puerile.
In the first place, Capt. Roper
virtually acknowledges his lack of
argument, his want of fairness, the
jjiidii^fe7*1resortiug to personalties.
There is not the shadow of au ar
gument in his whole effusion. He
adverts to my declaring for Re
formers only in the convention.
He asserts everything; he proves
nothing. Now as to this state
ment. If the reformers are in the
majority they certainly ought to
rule. They do rule. They elected
the whole delegation to the legis
lature from their ranks ; ought not
the delegates to the convention to
represent the will of the majority?
Have not the reformers conserva
tive men in their ranks? Where is
Senator Watson, W. H. Folk, J. B.
Suddath, Dr. Timmerman, Jasper
Talbert, and by the by Tom. Ad
ams, (whose editorials are models
of conservatism) and a host of
others. If the conservatives cen
tre on a man, and get him in, nre
wont complain. We have the same
right to get all of ours in, if we
can, as they have to get one in, if
they can. For 25,000 men to give
way to 11,000, would be virtually
admitting that wa hav'nt got sense
enough to run the shebang and
have to call in outside help. 25,
000 men are more likely to be right
than 1,000, and if any concessions
are made, the thonsand have got
it to do. In a population like ours
any oppressive law will hurt both
sides. After the antis did every
thing in their power to defeat the
convention, anything about laying
down ."strife and disturbance"
comes with bad grace. Again, I
repeat, they saw no cause for the
convention ; therefore, they
thought the constitution all right ;
therefore, it having been carried
over their protest, they are to be
suspected when they whine against
"strife and disturbance." Thneo
JJanaos et dona fer entes.
Roper seeing that he was unable
to assail any of my positions, slob
bered over the one about the ex
penso connected with the conven
tion. He hoped, by isolating the
paragraph from the body of the
article, to put me in a false light.
He does not tell what his objec
tion to the paragraph is, but com
mences to vent slush and
spleen. I suppose, he took excep
tion to the idea of confederate sol
diers going to the poor-house. This
is the only statement at which
anyone could possibly take of
fence, and no one will be offend
ed at this unless to throw a stig
ma on other parts of the samo ar
ticle. There is nothing in it to
be offended at, when examined
candidly and fairly. I did not
oppose the Confederate Home, but
merely stated that I considered
the welfare of the whole people of
equal importance, or greater im
portance than the maintenance of
a few veterans. I merely men
tioned the poor-house as a last re
sort. Is tiierel?py thing of a dis
graceful natur?S?onnected with
the poor-house, asidVfr3m the idea
of dependency ? WOUNI a man not
be dependent in the Confederate
Home, which would be, ID effect, a
poor-house? So, even with its
worst construction, nothing d6fam
atorj' of the veterans eau bu draw o
from the paragraph.
I honor the grizzled heroes,who
fought, as never men fought,'^(or
our rights, our principles, arid
dear Southland. I would be glad,
if the}' could inhabit palaces. But;
alas ! it takes money to do such,
things. If we are vile enough t?
live under a radical constitution,
wo are base enough to let the vete
rans go to the poor-house. ;My
position is, iras and shall be the
good of the entire people, ? before
the convenimce of any class.
Keeping my position before them
no fair minded man car see where
I reflected on our veterans in the
Now, if Roper merely makes
statement without proof, he de
serves no more attention than a
whipped, peevish, thoroughly use
less cur, snapping ac honest men's
heels. He attacked a perfect stran
ger, one who, if ho had coufined
himself to my argument, would
not have breathed a word to his
discredit. Arguments are public
property, reputation is private,
whether it belongs to young men or
old. The infamous J. D. Roper is
a disgruntled s' ie-h ead, who
belches slanders from his scurri
lous throat, in lieu of logic. Now
Sir, you are repaid in your own
C. J. RAMAGE,
News and Social Clint From
Theory of "Hard Times" has
become epidemic- and I believe
contagious, for Mr. Tommie Ham
mond, one of thc wealthiest men
on the west side of the county,
ays, "it is all he cnn do to live,
and we know that is not true. But
you see he hears it so continually,
that it has become his plea ;00.
Let's begin with the Nev; Year,
with new resolutions, and see ii
times" aie not on the mend. Moro
meat is being cured, mon? cori;
raised over the county, than has
been for many previous years. We
should be more contented with.ou?
present circumstances for fe:
worse might befall us.
Christ mas was compara', i ve];
dull in this corner, There is one
fact, however, worthy of special
mention ; If thyre has been a pei
son the least under the influence
of whiskey during "the holidays'
it is not known.
On account of the disagreeabh
weather the union-meeting which
was to have me* with the Red
Oak-Grove church 29th and 30th
was carried to Clarks Hill to con
vene in March.
Mr. Press Parkman, and family,
have moved in our midst again.
We cordially welcome such neigh
pani?d by hiB amiable wife and
mother, were out calling one day
last week the horse became fright
ened ran for some distance, doing
no injury, however, except com
Mr. J. T. McManus with his
family are on au extended visit to
relatives and friends in the Moun
tain Creek section.
Miss Fannie Clegg, grand daugh
ter of Mr. M. Timmerman, who
was happily married the 20th of
December to Mr. John Quattle
baum one of Sbatterfield's most I
deserving young m3n, has been
visiting friends among us. Faifa
citizens extend to them best wishes
for a long and happy life.
Mr. G. L. Timmerman, now
student of Furman University,
spent Christmas at home.
Amiable and pretty Miss Fannie
Bussey spent Saturday and Sun
day with Miss Mattie Timmer
man. We congratulate the Col
liers school on their fortunate se
lection, in choosiug Miss Fanuie
The Mims mill under the skil
ful management of Messrs. George
Sharpton and Johnnie Griffis is do
ing an extensive business.
With many best wishes to the
ADVERTISER for a prosperous New
Year, I bid adieu.
A. T. M.
Old Meriwether Takes a Hand.
EDITOR ADVERTISER: We in the
corner have suffered from the in
clemencies of the weather in com
mon with man}' other sections. We
too, have had our blizzard snow
and thaw, and for the last few days
rain, in fact so much rain that
even the Auditor failed to call on
us. In addition to these troubles
our little republic seems to be fi
nancially depressed, caused no
doubt by the want of a sufficient
quantity of circulating medium,
free silver, or some other cause.
But we are still hopeful of better
times, or lo put it musically :
"The burden of the good old song,
Says better days are coming, .*
Although we've waited somewhat long.
We still the tune keep humming."
Some of our farmers, I believe,
are really bpginuiug to think about
trying to get ready to plant anoth
er crop, while some are still trying
io solve I he ^problem, of "how Jong
can a man already in debt afford
to raise cotton at four cents per
pound that cost eight cents."
If some of our constitution ma
kers would bring all the powers of
their mighty intellects to bear on
this question th*y might solve it,
thereby relieving these solely puz
zled farmers, while at the same
time they would demonstrate their
own fitness to become candidates.
Speaking of the constitutional con
vention, I fee! as if a long indulg
ed dream is about to be realized
and that we will pc-rhaps live to
see South Carolina governed by a
constitution made by her own peo
ple. As to who shall compote the
convention, the' main quaiifica
tions should bo, braius, patriotism,
and sound judgment ; nor do I be
lieve that auy one faction has a
monopoly of these essentials.
There are men among the antis
who are conservative, and true,
men who would do nothing to in
jure the State if they knew it.
While it is true that the sole aim
of the antis as a faction seems to
have been simply to pr?1 vent the
reformers from carrying out any
measure whether good or bad, I
still think there are men among
them who if placed in positions of
responsibility and trust, would
have that manliness and nobility
of soul that would enable them to
rise above petty factional spite
and work for the commou good.
God speed the time when the
people of our grand old county, at
least, shall lay aside their foolish
predjuice8, and instead of trying
to blacken the character of her
ambitious, aspiring sons take com
mon pride in trying to help them
achieve the highest distinction.
Owing to statements emanating
from home, the leaders whom the
reformers have seen fit to^put for
ward, and support with unflinch
iug fidelity, have been maligned,
and denounced as demagogues and
cranks, and that we are fools for
supporting them, from Maine to
Florida. Let us be careful then
that we do not descend to their
level by retorting in kind.
I agrce,-with "Sempbronicus" in
mauy things, among others, that
Edgefield has no lack of material
from which to select a delegation,
from among such names as B. ,R.
Tillman, J. 0. Sheppard, R. B,
Watson, W. H. Timmerman, Dr.
R. H. MclyicH. H. Townes, G. D.
Tillman, J. M. Gaines, W. H. Yel
dell, Tom White, J. W. Thurmond,
Judge Gary, Geo. Evans, or Jim
Suddath. From this list any mau
might select a ticket of which the
county might well frei proud, and
at tho same.:t ime rest assured of
the fact, that in the handsof such
men her destinies would be safe.
G. W. WHITLOCK.
Poverty Hil?, Jan. ll, '95.
A Plain and Unvarnished Tale.
A man wp'ut into a store in a
neighboring town and asked if he
could rest four or five hours. The
proprietor, who "had just found a
nest of new born mice in a coffee
grinder, told him he could, ?nd
then asked why he didn't gn to the
hotel. The man replied: "I am
suffering from nervous prostration,
ami (he doctor said to get to a
quiet place, and I se? you don'?
advertise. I knew that I couldn't
find a quieter piece.5' And with
that he set lied back in his chair
and watched the swallows build a
?est in the cheese case.-Ex.
MARRIED, by the Rev. C. W.
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to Miss Ella Brown, of Abbeville.]
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When six bottles are taken ac
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Bottles $5.00, at
174, King Street,
Charleston, S. C.
The Directors and all Policy
holders of the Farmers Mutual
Insurance Association, of Edge
field, are hereby notified to meet at
Edgefield on Friday 18th inst., on
very important business, pertain
ing to the interests of all connec
ted with said Association.
W. H. TIMMERMAN,
L. J. WILLIAMS, Sec.
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VK KT IS Kit.
)f Condition of The Bank of Edgefleld at
the Close of Business on the 31st
day of December, 1894.
oans and discounts,
eal estate and bank bil'g,
afe and furniture,
ue from other banks
ash in vault,
Capital Stock, $60,000.00
" Bank, 1,217.44 33,216.79
Bills Payable, 27,500.00
Undivided Profits, 5,047.73
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,'
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
I, E. J. MIMS, Cashier of the Bank of Edgefield, do solemnly
(year that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge
E. J. MIMS, Cashier.
Sworn to before me this the 2nd.day of January, 1895.
B. B. JONES, [L. s.] N. P. S. C.
We hereby certify,.that we have examined the books and counted
ae money in vault, and find the within report correct.
ALVIN HART, ) -,,
A. S. TOMPKINS > ?in
T. S. LEWIS, )
BORGE W. WlLLIAM8,
. C. SHEPPARD,
f. A. MARKERT,
A. S. TOMPKINS,
W. E. PRESCOTT.
J. H. BOUKNIGHT,
T. S. LEWIS,
. C. SHEPPARD, President, ALVIN HART, vice-President. E. J. MIMR, Cashier,
J. L. MIMS, Assistant Cashier.
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T MA TELS, TILI G, GRATES, AND IRON FENCING.
CALL JL.HT1D SE?J STOCK.
)37 Broad Street AUGUSTA, GA., above Planters Hotel.
5,10 AND 15 CENT STORE,
516 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Is Hie place to got bargains in Crockery, T.amps, Glassware, Tinware,
Iron Age Ware, Wooden Willow U'are, Hardware, &c.
Toys, and Jewelry a specialty.
618 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
his is headquarters for the EDGEFIELD TRADE, and is THE
BEST GROCERY HOUSE IN TOWN. Always get
MURPHEY'S PRICES before you buy. They
sell cheap for Cash.
-OT. S. MOBLiBY
3 still'with us and is always glad to see any of his Edgefield friends
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We d?sirs to say to the public that our stock in every department is now
uite complete and ready for inspection. We are offering- goods at very much
?duced prices. You have but to inspect our stock and get prices, to be con
inced that same value goods are sold for less than they were last season.
We are offering many bargains in ibis department. Can sell a suit that
'ill flt a 13-year-old boy for 75". We call your attention especially to our line
f $10.00 Suits-these suits are same value as we sold last season for $12.50 aud
13.00. We have a large stockof cheaper suits which we are offering for less
loney than same value goods were formerly sold.
This stock is complete is every line. Our shoes are bought directly froic
lanufactories, and are sold as close as fresh first-class goods can possibly be
)ld, and are not to be compared with old and shoddy goods that are often
mud on the market. We are agents for the well known Bay State Shoes.
EL* ATS! -STATS!
Our line of Hats is complete, consisting of some of the latest novelties at
?marknbly low prices.
Our stockof latest styles in Neckwear, Collars, Hosiery, etc., is now m
jd we are celling it at very low prices.
We make a specialty of Clothing. Shoes, liais, and Gents' Furnishing
oods. and of course carry a much larger stock than those who keep a general
ock, therefore can give ? helter variety to select from.
EX 33. UART Sc CO,
Edgefleld, S. C, Oct. 10,1894.
terse stocH o? Enjines, Cijeep w Oool
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Repairing a Specialty.
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Everything in our line at LOWEST PRICES. Before buying
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Carpet 7. Department.
ELROD & RHOADES, .-.
\re the selling ageuts of John & James Dobson's several Carpet Mills.
They manufacture a special line of goods for their iarge retail places
m 14th Street, New York, and 809 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. We'
jan save you 25 per cent, and lay them on your floors; Hotels aud
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WALL PAPER-We are the recognized leaders for better work at
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Evaporators Repaired or made to Order.
LARGEST COOK STOVE FOR THE MONEY.
Coffee Pots, Milk Buckets, and Covered Buckets made from the best of
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on or address
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cromrsTonsi', s. c.
That there is a place iii Augusta where
YOU can get something nice and tempt
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DOSCHER & CO., carry a full line of
the latest Home and Foreign Delica
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and see us. Prices will please you.
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Come to W. J. McKERALL, Agt.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
8,000 - $18,000
Eighteen Thousand Dollars Worth of
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TO BE SOLD AT 75c. ON THE DOLLAR.
c. Calico, for.8J?c.
c. Ginghams for.3,l?o.
c. Bleaching for.5c.
0 yards Fine Shirting.$1.00
?rood Check Homespun.3}?c.
.hildren's Suits for.05c. up.
foung Men's Suits. $2.50 up.
ientlemen's Suits.$2.50 up.
ion's $15.00 Suits for.$9 75
Men's $17.00 Suits for.J2.60
Men's $20.00 Suits for.14.75
Men's, Boys', and Children's Hats,
Trunks, and Valises at any price you
Children's Solid Shoes.26c.
We have a very line assortment of
Dress Goods and Ladies' Wool Suiting
at prices you have never heard of before.
ill Wool Red Flannel at 70c. on the $1.00.
We have everything you can find in a lirst-class Dry Goods,Shoe, orCloth
ng store, and we can save you at least 25c. on every dollar you trade.
Flynn's Auction House,
>5-4 Broad Street, - AUGUSTA, Gr A.
Mr. G. R. BARTON is with us and will be glad to welcome his
riends and treat them right.
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Hnvo now in store their entire
?ALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTING
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ratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to
lake our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers
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