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? derefield Advertiser
T?'OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 1395.
Some Reasons Why.
Some reasons why the town of
Edgefield should have a colton
First: Now is the accepted
time. The cotton factory title; so
to speak, running southward for
some time, is approaching the
flood is already on the "young
flood" as tide-water people express
it, and we must seize the opportu
nity now or perhaps lose it alto
Second : By building a cotton j
factory during the year 1S95 wc
will be able io do so under more
advantageous circumstances than
evor before, because labor is cheap
er, material is cheaper, and there is
more idle money seeking invest
ment than erer before in the his
tory of this country, and as a
Corollary to this, a better per
c.nt. a larger dividend could be
earned and declared on the in
Third : A hundred thousand
dollar colton factory would pay to
its operatives weekly more money
~"-thii-ii--<>ur two local banks pay out
in salaries in a whole year and
th?-y have both tog e,L-rreri
about the same capital, one
hundred thousand dollars in
a whole year. And those weekly
wages to operatives would all, or
neatly all, be spent with the mer
chants of our town. As an illus
trat ion, the cotton factory at Barn
berg in Barnwell county with less
than one hundred thousand dol
lars of capital pays out three thou
sand dollars per week to its em
ployees. For the truth of this we
have the assurance of the officers
of the factory and the local news
- Fourth: it is the history of cot
tor. factories that after running a
year or two tho.plant in enlarged,
the capacity doubled or trebled,
and I he number of operatives in
creaked, becauso it pays to do so,
- as ?he expense of doubling th
capacity and output of such a plant
does not equal the original outlay
. while the profits maybe doubled.
ThiSlS ?he history of other facto
. rieF and there is no reason to
doul'i that the same result would
follow if one be built in Edge
Filth : Our taxes town, county,
fcfchthi .\zo\\ld_be. -decreased. ; In
pro:-! of this we refer to those
towns having made such invest
Sixth: Edgefield would become
a be.!'er cotton market. Such a
mill its we have described would con
Bumo, approximately, ten thousand
bales of cotton per annum. At
present the maximum limit of cot
ton purchased here per annum is
four thousand bales. A cotton
facto) y then would give Edgefield
a demand for fourteen thousand
balen almost quadrupling the pres
Suvmth: It would double or
"""treble the attendants on our schools
and diuretics. It would be the
moalie of renting our vacant stores
and dwelling houses and create a
healthy demand for new ones. It
would give us, in the course of
time, water works and electric
lights and with little cost.
Th:r>e promises and predictions
are not visionary but sober reali
ties 11)3 actual experience of other
town:- in this State.
Ph* high water mark, of factory
building in the South has not
beet; .--.'ached, and ere that time
come when all this beloved South
J&rtd if ours shall hum with the
buz ai d whir of machinery, Edge
field will have factories numbers
of thom, as sur^ as the sun shines,
and il requires no great faith in
the future to see or predict these
things -thej' are matters of actual
demonstration. But the present
genera!ion in Edgefield, if it wish
es to Bee the beginning of such an
era,must itself make that begin
mug, and no man can see the end
A Plan For Peace.
Hon. J. B. Suddath of the Salu
da section, than whom Edgefield
Counly has no more practical
thinker on political matters, wa
in Edgefield on Monday last, and
while here we took occasion to get
his views on the coming constitu
tional convention. It is needless to
say that he is in favor of the two
factions in South Carolina got ting
together. In other words he fa
vors unity among tho white peo^
plc of the State, and this unity in
Edgefield he thinks a consumma
tion not only most desirable but
??'ey of attainment. His plan is
as follows :
Let the Edgefield County Chair
man o' :he democratic party call a
county convention of that party
on a sr..table date, giving to each
clu'/ ?i,? customary representation
of ono delegate to each twenty-five
members, such representation to be
proportioned to the relative
strength of' the two factions in
i When the convention meets, let
the Reformers in that body nomi
nate six men and the Conserva
tives an equal number. Then
submit the names of the six con
servatives to the Reformers of the
convention from which six they
will select three. In like manner
submit the names of the Reform
ers selected to the conservatives,
from which they also choose thife,
the six thus agreed Upon to con
stitute Edgefield's delegation to
the constitutional convention.
Mr. Suddath has submitted this
plan to friends on his side of the
couuty and they approve of * the
same, and it strikes us that the
conservative or reformer who does
not approve such or one similar, is
not in favor of peace between the
factions, for it is eminently fair
and just to both.
Mr. Suddath is not wedded to
this particular method of settling
diff?rences or getting together,
and if a better one should be sug
gested he will favor that better
We believe that the Bi-metalic
League could not do better than to
have a million copies of the arti
cles written by L. W. Ycomens in
The State, printed in pamphlet
form and distributed throughout
the country. The Democratic par
ty could not possibly compile a
more convincing and exhaustive
hand book for the campaign. Mr.
Yeomans has brought to bear facts
and ?gures in a way not only to
show that he'is a deep student of
finance, but his presentation is
?srrc^iia^vt^jQ^average reader can
easily grasp the argument? Cler^""
tainly such papers should be pre
se r ved.-Spart an burg He raid.
Thc Fertilizer Movement.
In South Carolina is pretty well
indicated by a comparative state
ment of the privilege tax collecled
up to date for the season. In
1894 up io this time the fertilizer
tax amounted to $21,570.12 and
for the same time this year ii
amounts to only $6,338.58. There
seems to be no certainty about the
intentions of the farmers in the
purchase of fertilizers.
New Books for the Dispensary.
Dispensary Inspector Scrugs
says that all the books for the new
dispensary system of bookkeeping,
which are being printed and pre
pared in Charleston, will be ready
and delivered by Saturday. They
will at once bo sent to all the coun
ty dispensers and the dispensers
will bc instructed to begin the use
of the system.
The Columbia State is very
mach morHfWl i hat tr?o Jxgnlt?rrjr?,
ambition of the News and Courier
has overleapt itself and jumped
right spang into the Tillman camp.
If the State would only essay the
same acrobatic feat and as he 'lit'
give us the refrain ; "We are com
ing, Father Benjamin, thirty thou
sand strong," the war would be
over, and peace would flop her
white wings from the Blue Ridge
to tho Atlantic.
Eighteen years ago Peter B.
Brigham laid away a little nest
egg of $1,000,000 for a public hos
pital in Boston, on condition that
the bequest should draw interest
and remain untouched for twenty
four years. Wheu the sum be
comes available seven years hence
it will amount to $3,000,000.
Cottou Seed Hulls.
The following letters will ex- j
plain themselves :
Dear Sir : Replying to yours of j
the 15th inst, I take pleasure in <
answering your inquiries as to j
feeding stock in a mixture of cot- ,
ton seed hulls. I .have never used (
cotton seed meal with mules and ?
horses, but hare fed a part of the ?
time on one-half hulls mixed with
one-fourth oats and one fourth
wheat-bran. Then I have used ,
one-half hulls and one-half peas
ground in the hulls' halms. Ihav1
averaged eighteen head of horses
and mules, all of them working,
and fed last season about four 1
months, this season about four
months. When the weather gets
hot the mules do not seem to do
so well, and I stop and chango 1
their feed. I consider it the cheap- 1
est feed in the world.
A. G. CLARKSON.
Dear Sir: In reply to your let
ter of this date in regard to feed
ing cotton seed hulls and meal to .
my stock, will state that I have
been feeding my horses and mules
on them for eighteen mouths, and
they are now in as good condition
as tliey ever were. I also have
some very fine race stock, and
they all cat the hulls, and I have
not had a sick horse since I have |
been using them. They are not
healing like grain, and for the liv
ery business this saves a great
deal of time in rubbing horses 1
down. Of course, you must leam :
them to eat it, as you do cattle,
to start them, put in a great deal
of bran, and as they learn to eat it
reduce thc quantity of bran and 1
increase the hulls. I have been
asked about this several times.
When in my town call around and i
see them fed, as the horses and ;
mules eat the hulls, every day. i
A French oronaut thinks ho can ?
go to the North Pole in a balloon
for $35,000. He expects to come
back for nothing.
Georgetown is to- have a kind
ling wood factory.
It is reported that a metropoli
tan police is to be in the town of
A baby was held in pawn for
several days in New York for the
payment of a debt of $85.
The Executive Committee- of the
"Forty" has postponed tho conven
tion called to meet in Columbia,
March 6th to March 27th, proximo,
on account of the weather. j
The cotton mill being built in
Grffoey, Sparenburg county, will
cover four acres of ground. This
will give us an idea of how many
brick it takes to build a cotton
The Winnsboro Herald says it
will give fifteen dollars in gold to
the heaviest, and five dollars in
gold to the next heaviest hog rais
ed in Fairfield county this year.
We doubt if the hogs will appre
It is told of a farmer in Ionia
county, Mich., who used green wil
low for corner posts for his barn,
that the posts have taken root and
grown, and that the building is
considerably higher than it was.
Some limbs have also come out
for him to hang his harness on.
?arksville Says Folk.
EDITOR ADVERTISER: In look
ing over th- list of able lawyers at
the Edgefield Bar, while thorn are
many competent to be m*tubers
of the Constitutional Convention,
I know of no one better qualified
to represent ns than Col. W. H.
Folk. We should send our ablest
men to this convention. Edgefield
bas always led and should lead
Col. Folk is a born orator and
would do credit to his old mother
T. H. J.
Parkville, S. 0.
Au Edgegeld ??oy Marries an Es
timable Georgia Lady.
Despite the cold and freezes, tho
orange-blossoms ?re still in season.
0r. tbe4th"at the Barnes' Hotel!
in Dawson, Ga., Dr. Ibjnry Rauch,
formerly of Edgefield County, S.
C., but now of Herod, Ga., was
married to Mrs. D. G. Brim, ihe
ceremony being performed by the
Rev. Dr. Scruggs.
Dr. Rauch come to Georgia from
Edgefield County, S. C., about two
^ears ago and . cojnisenccd the
practic?"oT his'profession.' He
now ranks amoDg the moat suc
cessful practitioners of medicine
in Terrell county and is a gentle
man highly esteemed by all who
know him, while the bride is a la
dy whose womanly qualities are
prepossessing and is loved by all
who know her.
We extend to the newly married
couple our many congratulations
and wish them a long, happy and
A REVIEW OF THE SITUA
The Village of Edgefield and our
County Officcrs.--Tk?i Barber
and Baker and the Caudle
MR. EDITOR: Edgefield village
will soou be ou a boom. We now
have a barber shop, second to none
:u the state, under the sole con
trol of Captain Butler Gray. He
is a perfect barber, having been
first a reformer. When you wish
your hair cut, he will do it in the
most fashionable style. If you
wish to be a dude,' he'll fix you up
30 that mankind can seo dude on
your forehead; especially when
aray gives you the "Dude Pinok."
[f you wish your haircut in the
Roman style, no easier said than
LUTHER E. JACKSON.
Now as for our baker Mr. Lu
ther Jackson, you can get any kind
of bread you wish.
Hot or cold
Rusk or roll.
As a baker, he is perfection it
self and now gives his constant
attention to the business, He is a
natural born baker. Now try him.
Five ceuts worth of his bread, and
two cents worth of Will Adams's,
molasses, will appease a man's ap
petite for forty-eight hours, unless
lie carries about his person a tape
worm, as the manner of some is. |
Tm-: COTTON FACTORY.
Next, but not least is the much |
talked of cotton factory, which
will be completed in the near fu
ture, Tho right men are engaged
in this enterprise, and the word
fail is uot in their vocabulary.
Tho location of said factory is al
most agreed upon. The owner of
Ibo fortunato lot is said to bo Mrs.
J. L. Addison or the old Sheppard
place, now owned by Jim Devore,
Esq., More desirable places in
my opinion could not be had in
Ibis place, for health and conve
THE MASTER'S OFFICE.
Next, J hear of petitions being
drawn up and circulated to give- us
a new Master In Equity, instead j
of Judge Roath. Why PO? There
is no butter ollicer than Judge
Roath; no better man in Edge
field Coun!y than he, from Saiu
da's sm?riy slopes io Savannah's
shifting sands. Let Judge Roath j
keep his cfnee till the next genor-j
al election, and then Itt him andi
the oth"r aspirants go before ihe!
people, then you will lind who has
moro friends than Judge Roath
So mote it be !
JUDGE ALLEN'S OFFICE.
As for Judge Allen, he fill < his
office as well as a Roman Senator.
As for this office, Judge Allen
should keep it for his life time,
and after his death let it go to his
oldest son. We see in some coun
ty papers that he intends to mar
ry soon, and not change his name
COUNTY DISPENSER DAVIS.
As for our dispensary, it works
very well here. J B. Davis is the
keeper and in my opinion, no oth
er man in the county could fill the
bill as he does. He is kind, and
affable, yet carries out the law to
the letter. From lawlessness, our
village and county has improved
very much. On the streets of
Edgefield, we have no drunken
ness, no brawling, und no profanl
ty. Things have improved be
yond my most sanguine expecta
tiona. Is the dispensary law, the
cause of all this? Oh! you must
judge for yourself, don't ask me.
THE SOLICITOR'S OFFICE.
I came ner.r forgetting this im
portant office. I understand that
Pat Nelson will not be a candidate
again, so why can not every voter
agree with me and nominale o url
young, popular and handsome fel
low citizen N. G. Evans Esq., a lit,
proper, and suitable parson for
such office. Who could object to
him? Echo answers nobody! So
by ye also ready, George, for the
time will scon be here. Keep your
lamp wick pruned, for a good light
is needed in this oflico above all
[ To be Continued.']
Dots From Antioch.
MR. EDITOII : Thc wheels of
progress are clogged in conse
quence of tho extremely bud weath
er and littlo work bas be^n done
in ti.is community un I he farm.
The intense cold bas not only been
destructive to grain crops, but
live stock generally has suffered
as it never did before. Quite a
number of mules, cows, hogs, and
calvHB were frozen on Thursday
UiglH, and it was with dilliculty
chat we poor mortal-; kept from
meeting with the same fate.
We regr< t lo learn the illness of
Mr. Ezra Talbert and sincerely
hope that he nun* soon lie restored
Mr. C. T. Tai bf rt, of Augusto;
spent 69vera) days in this neigh
borhood with relatives and friends
nut lung since.
Miss Hettie Sheppard, Of you;
eily, after spending a week ur ten
days with Miss Julia Pr?s?ofcr, hus
returned lu her hume.
There is talk of organizing a lil-,
erary club by tho young people of j ]
Antioch in the- near future. W<
commend th is step and would sug
gest that' in connection with it
there be established a circulating
library. There is no earthly rea
son why the young boys and girjsk
living in the "couiitry should Oe]
less informed than those who re
side iii towns and cities.
Owing to the wretched condi
tion of I he roads the Sunday
School at Antioch has n^t pro
gressed during the winter months.
As thc weather becomes warmer
and the days lunger let the parents
see tu it that their children at
tend, and that they themselves
come along with them.
The.Young Men's Christian As
sociation continue.': to meet at An
tioch on first and third Sunday
afternoon's at 3 o'clock. Let eve
ry young man make ita point to
attend"these meetings. Mr. A. A.
Glover will lead the next meetiDg.
How It Was And Is In The
MR. EDITOR: Me and Sampson
have been luukiug for some time
to see if wc could see anything in
your paper from this section, but
have looked in vain. So we have
decided to try to scratch you a few
lines, io let you know that we are
still among the many that are
breathing the cool fresh air from
the snow. Talking about snow,
did you ever see just such a one?
I have heard several old people
say that they have never seen one
snow on another. I will be found
if it amt about throe double now,
and the prospects are good for an
You ought to be here to help
catch rabbits. No trouble to step
out. in the snow and catch a dozer
or two. Rabbit and hominy are
all the go in the "Range" DOW.
believe that we have entirely lost
our grain crop, like the old negro's
fish I think it has about swrunk
Don't know whether it wuuid
pay to sow any more or not. If
we have mother freeze in April
Uko last year we would be cleaned
up again. Something must be
I liav'ut smelt any guano yet,
and heard but very lillie talk qr
it. Sun ly the farmers hav'nt de
cided iii ut it will not pay to buy
gu a uo tn make 3uls. colton. If
they 'nave, what will become of
this oid country?
Some of the tanners of this sec
tion aro holding meetings to dis
cuss different subjects relative to
apian tu take us through these
hard times, something to take the
place of 3cts. cotton etc. I believe
the plan decided upon at last meet
ing, was to try what some caii the
cow-farm pr the dairy business,
..vi: ich if properly carried out will
no doubt beat Hots, cotton. One
of the speakers (almost a bache
lor) said that he would have to
take unto himself one of Adam's
ribs before he went an} farther
into th"-; business. Rib cr no rib
you will h?!ar the whistle at his
molasses mill bef?te long. An
other one is so deeply interested
l|;;it be will not agree to divide
Mr. J. J3. S. of Aikcu visited
these pans sometime) ago, but
played shy of the "Rang?.'' Wbnl
is the mailor old boy? You must
havp swallowed your corn without
Mr. \V. T. Reynolds and Mies
Bessie Deal will marry to-day -al
three o'clock p. m , unless it
With best regards for tho AD
VERT?* ER. Nun.
Rehoboth, Fob. 20, '?5.
THE SOUTHERN ll\ZOR
3e is Not to he Despised as Ma
terial For Sweet Bacon.
An Essay of James R. Randall, of
To the Editor of the News and
Turning aside from the water
jroblem for the moment. I am
mpelled to write something on the
log question, which you have agi
tated for the common good.
One of the communications in
;our paper impressed me greatly,
jecausc it revealed what I believe
;o be a notable fact, borne out by
ny own experience, or perhaps it
vould be more accurate to soy my
)bservation. The correspond mt ?
illude to, while encouraging your
)rize experiment for the fattest
?wine, called public attention to
he quality of cur native herds,
iud truthfully declared that, when
-hese so-called razor backs were
properly treated and '.heir moat
skillfully preserved, ?hey wore
natchless for the tabb*, and that
jeuuine epicures comprehended
THE CELEBRATED VIRGINIA HAMP.
It is truo that 1 he celebrated
Virginia hams arc ot'this ch ar ac
er. They owe something of their
oothsomo excellence to iradition
ii manipulation i'i the smoko
. ouse, hut I heir primo morit is
'native and to tho inaoner.boru.''
i Virginian of the Smithfield cull
ibulcj liol taite the bloated Weet em
yorker and tum out hams, otc, of
ipprovod gastronomy. Therefore,
is your intelligent and instruct
ive contributor declared, Thc
S^ews and Courier, white explodi
ng the fattest hog, should hut
oso Bight of that remarkable ra
;or back and irs grand possibiii
jiiities. Our people have allowed
ilia Northern people, ethically and
'ommercially, to bring many of
heir native products into dises
;oem. Whilo we aro defending
he salubrity of our atmosphere
vc may as well restore tho repula
iou of our domestic bog. All thal
he animal needs is humane Ireat
nenL clean quarters wheo penned,
)uro water and succulent food to
)?comc as much in demand as tho
>okerof the Old Dominon, which ts
;old af the highest price per pound
md sought, for by princes of good
?ste. It is true that I have hu.i
in almost Hebraic aversen to hog
neat, but the line may be drawn
tt wholesome hams, which be
jorae hurtless when sufficiently
Doiled. Besides this' a ma'j^??TTy
)f mankind affect the flesh ot'
.wine and. in such a case, tho
)cstshould be cultivated and con
Liens for rent and advances; Bills
yf sale of personal property; Land
leeds and Mortgages, for sale at the
Vehicles of all Kinds,
FURNITURE and COFFIN:
M ni Aipsla CD
Henge Steel of Elli
Machinery and Supplies. F
Get our Price6 before yoi
-HAS FOR THU HOLIDAY!
?X ucl ?ilver
Iver displayed in thc city. When visil
ur stock and get prices.
lOR. BROAD and 1TI?STTEJ:
The German Reichstag lias
adopted a resolution instruct ng
the government to issue to [be
other powers of the world invita
tions for an international mon? 'a
ry conference looking to the re
monetizing of silver. Before the
resolution was adopted tho secre
tary of the imperial treasury, np
behalf of the Emperor declar d
that the object aimed at by the
resolution had his sympathy.
Hicks Hit lt.
DETROIT. MICH., Feb. 21.-He
. port? from all sections of this St?:f.e
j show that one of tho worst bliz
zards of the.mason s"t. in ycst'er
r! ay ft f te r ino n and s ! : 1 ! p re v a i! s.
At Gaylord I he passenger tra "ii wo
llig north nn iho Michigan Central
was buried in eight feet of snow
just outside the vil'age. All bu
I si ness i" suspended. Reed City
1 ports all trains badly delayed
and I hat many .have been aban
* Inned. Ai Cedar Springs and
Central Lake railroad traffic is
abandoned. At Petosky all. busi
ness is at a standstill and trains
from six to ten hours lute. De
troit has not suffered from the
storm, but incoming trains ou all
road? are badly delayed.
1 HE members of the Abner Perrin
Camp U. C. V., and all Survivors of
the Confederate army are requested to
rn- et in Hie Y. M. C. A. Hall ar. Edge
Held at 12 o'clock Salesday in .Alach
next. (TKO. li. LAKE,
R. S. Anderson, Adj't.
A three-gallon cow, (Jg Jersey) and
Jersey heifer (15-16 Jersey) six weeks
old, for sale. Apply at tilts oflice.
Langley Manufacturing Com
pany will pay Augusta prices
for Cotton delivered at their
Factory at Langley S. C
until further notice.
Fine Harness, Saddles,
3, - . - HARDWARE.
jes, Oilsep ai)0 Goos.
IRON WORKS AND
TA, Gr A.
Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
ISERT & 0O.,
) Xj JSJ jR,
8 THE FINEST STOCK OF
:ing tho cit}' j-ou are invited to inspect
ST, - AUGUSTA, GA
: I??i.r.T.l Onida for ISM, r.-!i!ch
..? t <-iiinit Astor, Kweti l'cas. VCRC
rtolM M? IraoMtlRBtiDK rWnt
?Ofii oii-reoeipterioeenta, which
PUk'l coi;-sin ?a gsnn cf lifo
M tho past c.imrner of rt very Ano
U a r.-al Iront. Think of lt. ?5 va
.1 oslv -IO ceuirt ; l?n!f pound
casts? ?ow? JOceats.
SraoJ ?w'Ar, fiarrr.!ner>tr!an*
?es ?at'kia. rtea?a Cv cent-:
cr -s, .-rs.-. _-. ri ,V&~
FIELB & KELLY,
949 Bronx! Street and S>4-0 jone? Street,
AUGUSTA, Gr A.
WE SELL ALL THE COUNTRY PEOPLE THE III
BUGGIES, HARNESS ?ND WAGONS.
"WHY?'' Because wc give them the best goods for the Jeast money.
Keep O Tit trie Cold.
BIT "crsi^ra- 1
SOLD BY LEWIS F. MILLIGAN,
- UTILS, TM, GRATES, MD IRON FENCING.
CALL .AJSnD SEE STOCK!.
937 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA., above Planters Hotel.
YOUR ATTENTION ?
-----TTP YOU fNrTTllT!-n==
Cool Sieves, Stove Pans, Sieve Pipe, Tinware, Weil Butt,
Loaded Shells, Canned Goods, Confeetionaries.
Evaporators Repaired or made to Order.
LARGEST COOK STOVE FOR THE MONEY.
Coffee Pots, Milk Buckets, and Covered Buckets made from the best bf
"-'lin lu tlrenffirf?c?T." Kepairb^?WLUbk UtiM^4 SHS kepi in Uuuul^iilWw
on or address
j-QHisrsTonsiv s. c.
That there is a place in Augusta where
you can get something nice and tempt
ing to eat in the FANCY GROCERY
DOSCHER & CO., carry a full line of
the latest Home and Foreign Delica
cies, When you visit Augusta come
and see us. Prices Trill please you.
FIRE, ACCIDENT, TORNADO, ?
and Ginhouse Insurance,
Come to W. J. McKERALL, Agt
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
*YS IN THE LEAD.
TAU. ?ll-1'I'J VI. fl TILTERS,
Have now in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHJNG
l ilt? largest steck ever shown in Augusta, We aira to carry goods whic.i are
iot only intrinsically pood, but willoh also, in pattern, style, and finish,
rratify ? cultivated ?nd discriminating taste, and at the same rime, we ami to
uake our prices ?0 low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers
'olito attention to all. A call will b? appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGySTA, GA