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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1S95.
A chorus of two thousand chil
dren's voices will be trained to
sing on opening day of the Atlan
ta exposition. All the national
airs will be sung.
The question of exemption from
road duty having been referred to
Attorney-General Barber, he de
cides that all able bodied male
persons between the ages of eigh
teen and fifty, except teachers and
students of schools and colleges,
and ministers of the gospel in
regular pastoral work, are liable
to road duty.
In a recent interview granted a
reporter of the News and Courier,
Senator Tillman says, "the politi
cal mind of the State (South Car
olina) is in a nebulous condition."
Now is the time Senator to get
astraddle of the fence, if you have
not done so already ; as an old
Stan' by yo' frien's and nebber mek
An' so, ef yo's got any sense,
Yo:ll know bit's a good fing to be sor
An' walk on bofe sides ob de fence.
Our Working Committee.
Hone. J. C. Sheppard and J. B.
Suddath have been appointed by
Gov. Timmerman the working
committee of the Forty for Edge
field County. These gentlemen,
according to the resolution of the
40 Convention itself, are to "co
operate with all organizations hav
ing a like purpose as this conven
tion, and always in subordination
to the State and county democratic
organizations." Gov. Timmerman
has made no mistake in appoint
ing these gentlemen, and the com
monwealth of Edgefield will re
ceive no detriment at their hands,
and we take it that they will see
that she receive none at the hands
An Important Matter.
Cashier A. E. Padgett of The
Farmers Bank, of Edgefield, has
been selected to examine the State
Treasurer's Boofc, and to make au
examination generally into the
merits of the claim of Samuel
Lord, Receiver, against the State
of South Carolina. This is the
matter that came up in the legis
lature last winter in which our fel
low-townsman J. Wm. Thurmond,
Esq., made so stubborn a'fight to
protect the interests of the State
tri l. : Vi -?^?^ *i3>~!~!t!^Ppx? -- .??tr -<SJWT<V*? .j?
claim, somewhere i-ear one hundred
thousand dollars> through that
body. WTe say nothing against
the claim, it may be all right, but
the payment of so large a sum lo
the State without a thorough in
vestigation was not to-be thought
of and Mr. Thurmond acted well
his part in postponing the pay
ment until such investigation
could be made.
Dun's review for the week end
ing April Otb says :
"While the returns fully given
on other pages cannot be condens
ed Into a single comparison, and
in view of widely differing condi
tions in different sections and
branches, might in that form be
the less useful, there is gratifying
evidence that in most trades and
districts marked improvement over
1894 is realized, though on the
whole, trade is smaller than in
Full of Hope and Promise.
A number of Eastern Manufac
tories and mill men have been
travelling in the South during the
past two weeks with a view to get
ting the inside facts as-to the man
ufacture of cotton goods in this
Mr. R. H. Edmunds, of th* Man
ufacurers' Record, who baa been
? with the party since it left for the
South, has given the correspon
dent of the News and Observer
some valuable and pertinent sta
tistics of the mill situation, which
indicates that there is plenty of
roora for ::otton mills in the South.
He says :
"There are in the world about
eighty-five million cotton spindles.
It is claimed that cotton h the
largest single industry in the
world, and that it has an aggre
gate investment of about two bil
lion dollars. The South raises
about GO per cent of the entire
crop of the world, but has only
three million spindles, less than 4
per cent of those operating in the
world, Southern cotton mills at
present, notwithstanding the .great
increase of recent years, consume
less than 10 per cent of the South
ern cotton crop. It is estimated
that the capital invested in the
cotton mills in the South aggre
gates a little over one hundred
million dollass. These figures en
able us to form some conception
of what the development of the
cotton industry of the South means
iu the advancement and prosperi
ty of this section. The Southern
cotton crop now averages about
three hundred millions in value,
while if manufactured at home the
aggregate value would be over one
billion dollars. It is not to b6 ex
pected that the South will for
many years to come, if ever, con
sume in its own mills all of its
cotton crop, but if the future in
crease in cotton manufacturing
can be centred in the South it will
mean a very rapid rate of growth
in everything connected with our
.'The increase of the cotton mil1
means the building up of indus
trial towns aud cities-the crea
tion of a home market for the di
versified agriculture, thus making
Southern farmers more indepen
dent than they can in any other
way become, lt also means steady
and profitable employment for
thousands of hands that would
otherwise be forced to remain in
idleness. No other industry in the
South is attracting such general
attention. While the South has
coal and iron and timber in great
er abundance and more suscepti
ble of utilization than any other
section, nevertheless it. does not
have a monopoly in the raw ma
terial in these industries, but in
cotton the South has an absolute
monopoly in production so far as
America is concerned, and it is al
most a certainty that it will for all
time to come be able to maintain
its present position as the chief
ccttou producing region of the
"With the development of indus
trial towns furnishing a ]ocal
market for farm products added to
the very general increase iu the
production of food products du
ring the last two years tho Sputh
is steadily strengthening its abili
ty to produce cotton ata low cost,
thus insuring a future against for
eign competition. Under these
conditions it is ot' the utmost im
portance that the South should
devote its energy and capital to
the development of its own textile
interests and thus prove its faith
in its own business. This will be
the strongest argument that can
be advanced to the capitalists of
other sections to prove the South's
The following bulletin on the
culture O? upland rice has been
sent out by the Georgia Depart
ment of Agriculture.
"I consider upland lice a fine
and profitable grain to grow-the
grain for the table and forage for
cattle. I select the stiffest land
on my farm for rice culture. It
would grow equally as well if not
better on swamp land. I break up
my land very thoroughly, then
run off rows thiee feet wide, bed
ding the laud as if for cotton, and
using about 200 pounds commer
cial or other fertilizer to the acre.
I then open the bed with a small
plow and drill the rice seed in the
drill, using only about half a peck
to the acre. Then putting a board
on my plowstock I drag it over the
furrow, covering the seed about
1'1-2 inches deep. I plant from
April 1 to April 15. I cultivate
with '-weep, as with cotton. . I
hull it ? .t for table use in an old
fashioned wooden beator or huller;
bushels per acre. I have been
planting rice for three years, and
have been successful in making a
good crop each year."
A gentleman near Ridge Springs,
S. C., showed not long since what
seemed to be a very small plat of
ground, yet he grew on it a two
years'supply of rice for his fam
Another at Sparta, Ga., grows
upland rice solely as a forage crop.
He plants it quite thickly cuts it
like oats-heads and all-after
ward feeding the sheaves. He
makes at least 40 bushels per acre
of seed. His cattle are more fond
of it than oats, ile considers the
rice a better food, and he can make
more of it than of oats.
In the March number of the
Southern Cultivator is a most ex
cellent article on the culture of
upland rice in southwest Georgia.
Before the war, and several years
after, when Ave planted in that sec
tiou of the state, the industrious
negroes on the various plantations
had their patches of rice from
which they not only added to their
own family stores, but had a sur
plus for sale, and the oldfashion
ed mortar and pestle by which the
hull was separated from the grain
was not at all an unusual sight.
The Edgefield ADVERTISER sug
gests that the conservatives of
Edgefield court house give an ex
ample of equal division by elect
ing a town council composed of
half reformers and ha'f conserva
If four or five prominent men in
Edgefield village should get to
gether and ogree to recommend
that voters elect half and half,
that would be the Tillman-Barn
well plan. It would probably be
Hat and ineffective because citi
zens would go ahead aud vote ac
cording to their individual prefer
If a mas3 meeting of the people
should be culled and a strong club
should be organized which would
put up and work for a mixed tick
et, that would be the "Forty" plan
and would probably prevail.
We presume there rre reformers
in Edgefield village whom the con
servatives would be very glad to
elect wardens; but to bring about
that result some concerted, organ
ized action among the people is
In this home illustration the
ADVERTISER can see exactly the
difference between the Tillman
plan and tho "Forty" plan.
Money to Loan.
0-\" both City and Improved Coun
try property. For -information, Call
K. C. PADGETT,
Agent Atlanta Nat. Building and
Mardi 2G, '95.
A Strong Presentation of Edge
' field's Great Need ol' a Cotton
MR. EDITOR: I cannot remain
silent when so important an op
portunity for the prosperity and
welfare of Edgefield is upon us as
a Cotton Mill. I do not wish to
assist in writing or talking an en
terprise of so much importance ag
this to death. But the time bas
come when we all must talk a lit
tle, and we must work a great deal
If Edgefield fails to get a Cot
ton Mill now, it is doomed. It.
is impossible to stand still. If
Edgefield does not go forward with
the progress of the times, then it
will go backward. The IBank s of
our town, whose slock is good
and now worth one hundred ceuts
on the dollar or more, will see the
day, unless we get a Cotton Mill,
that their stock will go begging.
Store houses will not rent fer 5
per cent, on the investment above
taxes and insurance. Lauds in
and around Edgefield will bring
no more than they are worth to
produce four cents cotton. Sala
ries of clerks will be reduced. Our
schools and our churches will all
suffer. These ar?.' not extravagant
ly gloomy pictures, but are things
that we are going to realize before
a great while. lu fact we have
already commenced to realize
them, aud we all know it. Let us
build thie Mill and our lands in
and around Edgefield will sell for
four times as much as they would
now ; our stores will bring higher
rent (no merchant 'object to pay
ing good rents, if he can have a
prosperous business ;) our schools
will flourish ; our Banks will be
benefitted; plenty of poor people
will be helped, and those who have
a little property will have its value
enhanced. This is something that
requires a desperate effort, and if
weall will make it, we will get thc
If Ihad $25,000 I would put it
in the stock of this Mill first, be
cause I believe it would be as good
an investment as I could make,
and second, because it would help
to do for Edgefield what would U
its salvation. I havn't got. the
$25,000, but I am going to gi VP
every cent that I can poss.bly raise
and work for it to the beat of my
ability. It would be better 'or \u
to sell one-fourth of our property
and give it to a Cotton Mill, than
to miss getting it. If we will go
to work and do all we can, we will
have a good Colton Mili running
by November 1st, 1S95
ALVIN IT A HT.
EdgofieJd, S. C., April 9, '95.
Ea wy er Ko. 2 Disagrees With
Lawyer and Maintains That
lie has Something Better.
Mn. EDITOR : In the last issue
of your valuable paper "Lawyer"
suggested a provision for our Con
stitution that he believes would
pieserve white supremacy. I am
satisfied his provision would be
? . j.:t .-.-i-vo^ox-a-ttvT?lTai lor two
reasons: 1st, Because his criterian
does not relate to physical form.
2ud, Because the courts would de
clare it unconstitutional as being
against public policy, iu that it
would induce baldheadness, which
encourages disease. Moreover,
cuffee would shave his head and
be as much entitled to a ballot as
any naturally baldheaded white
man and there would be an epi
demic of baldheadedness. I suggest
the following provision as the only
"That no person, white or black,
with thisk lips and a flat nose be
ever allowed to exercise the right
of suffrage in this State."
The leopard cannot change hi?
spots nor the Ethiopian the shape
of his nose or lips. The courte
watch with a jealous eye whatever
is agaiust public policy.. The dif
ference between the United States
and the State Constitution is this:
Under the former the people
have no rights except those permit
ted or granted by that instrument ;
under the latter tho people have
a'l the privileges and rights not
prohibited by it. We have de
prived women of suffrage because
of physical form ; now by analolgy
we can likewise deprive men of
suffrage because of certain phyfii
MR. EDITOR: On Monday last
Miss Emma Foss gave her pupils
holiday and they spent it clown on
old T?rke}7 creek fishing. I was
asked to go with them to keep the
little ones out of the creek. Miss
Emma having a severe sore throat
could not accompany them. Well
we met at the lower bridge and
fished up to .Rocky creek and then
back to the bridge for dinner. We
all enjoyed dinner and then for
fish again. We went up the creek
to Mr. Steve Morgan's fish trap
and '.herc we found a large cattish
which one of the boys went to
get, and his foot slipping he went
into the water. You never heard
such hollering and it broke up the
fishing and we spent the balance
of the day gathering wild flowers
and ?.laying games.
Mr. Jim Williams of Georgia
came over on Saturday and his
many friends were glad to see him
back on Turkey creek.
The winning Miss Lizzie Cori ey
has gone to Johnston to visit her
sisters, don't slay long Mis^ Liz
zie we can't do without you.
Mrs. Henry Hill has been quite
sick but is convalescent now.
Dr. K. C. Mayson and Miss Em
ma (Iriflis were united in marriage
at the bride's sisters, Mrs. Strom,
March 12th, 1895, by Kev. J. L.
W. C. Jackson says we have
been having HO much rain and he
has been sleeping so late that i!
takes two alarm clocks lo wake
Mrs. Mary Griflis while going
out the door made a misstep, and
fell and wrenched ber hack so, she
has to keep her bed.
Mr. Bob Griffis is the happiest
mau in Moss township, it's a boy.
Cleora, April 4.
OUR RAILROAD LETTER.
SHALL MONOPOLY WIN?
They Gamble on our Cotton.
Will Tliey Control Our Rail
BUREAU SOUTHERN NEWS, I
PlNEBLUFF, N. C., )
There is a great Railroad war
fare being waged in the South, one
that will decide whether or not
Wall Street Gamblers will force a
line of Railroad to do their bid
ding and thereby kill the only
movement of independent action
shown by any !?.rge system in the
The Seaboard Air Line owning
its one Road from Wilmington,
N. C. to the Blue Ridge Moun
tains, via Charlotte, N. C., and
from Atlanta Ga., io Norfolk, Va.,
via Raleigh, N. C., from which
point it reaches Baltimore over
the magnificent Bay Line Steam
ers, as fine boats as are found in
the United States.
At Norfolk the Seaboard Air
Line connects with the Old Do
minion Steamers into New York ;
the Merchants into New York; the
Merchants and .Miners into Bos
ton, and the Norfolk and Wash
ington into Washington, D. C.
Piach of these lines run the fast
est pa^senfier steamers, fitted up
in the most elegant style, and pas
sengers are put- into the principal
points named on quick time and
by a pleasant and safe route. In
fact, there has beeu no accident
on either of these ?ines during the
long years of their service. They
now have tine new steamers from
Norfolk. The Seaboard Air Line
feeling that it hud a good route
North by a'l rail and watnr, ?and
that with the extra water facilities
could ii fiord to carry passengers
cheaper than other lines, and have
been in? isling on doing so, there
by showing a liberal disposition
toward the traveling people. Com
peting li HOB saw this disposition
(ni the par? of the Seaboard Air
L ne to favor I he people, and they
also p?i\v thal if the Seaboard
should succeed in maintaining its
independent position outside of
the big Rail Road Combination
the probability would be that ?he
Railroad Trust and Combinations
would be largely, if not utterly
broken up. The Seaboard Air
Line some weeks since withdrew
from all Combinations and Trusts,
thereby saying it was going to act
independent. A claim was made
that the Sea bord Air Line was cut
ting freight rates and the Rail
Road Combine ordered a boycott
that is, all roads that belonged to
the Rail Road Combine were .no
tified by the chief official of the
Combine not to receive any goo is
from, or deliver any ^oods to the
jkajWj.rj),,,) j,r,J'il'? q> ? rhnfrr-Q*.,
or any poiuts where lhey connect.
This order went iuto effect on the
first day of March .last, and on the
sixth day of March the Seaboard
Air Line issued an ord<T to its
agents to sell tickets to Richmond,
Va., Norfolk, Va., Washington, D.
C., Baltimore, Md., New York
Citv, and Boston, and from these
points to points on its line aB far
as Atlanta, Ga., at greatly reduced
rates. The other lines said: "This
cut don't amount ro anything, peo
ple won't travel over the line ; thev
have been going our route aud will
continue to do so." But this pre
diction did not prove true. Peo
ple from all sections were anxious
to stand by the Seaboard Air Line
in tho fight, and this has been
proven by the fact that the freight
receipts have almost doubled, aud
the passenger business is five times
greater than heretofore.
* * * * *
The people are pleased and the
fun continues, and the Seaboard
A.ir Line has the best of the fight,
with the people un her side to ap
plaud at her success against the
big Railroad Monopoly.
Another Liverpool Letter on Cot
ton and Cotton Acreage.
MANCHESTER BUILDINGS, )
TlTHEBARN STREET, V
LIVERPOOL, March 23,1895. )
DEAR SIR: After considerable
activity in the spot market actua
ted by a good demand from the
east and the improvement in sil
ver, it has again sunk into quiet
tude, as a result of the heavy
movement and the constant cables
received here that there will be no
decrease in acreage.
On this latter point, we' would
beg to call the attention of pur
correspondents to the fact that
there is scarcely a house of any
note in the trade in Liverpool,
Manchester, or on the continent,
who have not representatives at
all important points in the Cotton
B311, either directly or indirectly,
who are watching the acreage
question. So. if the planters and
farmers of the South attempt to
deceive each other, they certainly
cannot, succeed in misleading; the
shrewd spinners and i-peculators
of Europe. A few weeks hence
and it will be definitely known, as
near as these agents can gather it,
what next season's acreage will
If there should be little or no
decrease, we will again fall into
the same rut of stagnation, as iu
the past six months. John Bull
will feel satisfied I hat beean buy
his spinner wants for next year nt
his own price. On tho other baud,
should lhere be the requisite re
duction fn acreage, and only a
moderate crop be thus assured, it
would be reasonable to believe in
a steady improvement in values,
conmu'iipurale with I be prospec
tive s ipply and demand lor IK-XI
Very truly, V
BERU, COWELL & Co.
for potatoes, fruits, and r.ll vegetables require (to secure the largest
yield and best quality)
At Least 10% Actual Potash.
Results of experiments prove this conclusively. How and
why, is told in our pamphlets.
They are sent free. It will cost you nothing to read them, and tliey will snve yon
dollars. GERMAN KALI WORKS. 93 Nassau Street, New York.
JOHNSTON and EDGEFIELD,
Vehicles of all Kinds,
FURNITURE and COFFINS,
Fine Harness, Saddles,
Large StocR of Engines, Cljssp m Boos.
! AMR?Rn \ ,R0N W0RKS AND
UUiVlDArlJJ (SUPPLY COMPANY.
Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
Get our Prices before you buy.
WM. SeHWEi?ERT & 0o.,
m J E WELERS&
-HAS KOK THK HOLIDAYS THU FIT'KST ?TOCK OF
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
find -Silver Novelties,
Sver displayed in the city. When visiting the city you are invited to inspect
?ur stock and pct prices.
RELIABLE GOODS OULY, .
VOR. BROAD and 7'TJT JSTTJ2ET. - AUGUSTA, GA
Keep Ont the Cold
FELT ? WEATHER
) tint ir
a a s a f
SOLD BY LEWIS F. MILLICAN,
mm, T1LI&, GRATES, ANS IRON FENCING.
CALL A3STL SEE STOCK.
337 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA., above Planters Hotel?
YOUR ATTENTION ?
-^HE^IP 1TOTJ isl EED^:
Cool Steves, Stove Pans, Stove Pipe, Tinware, fell Bnckets,
Loaded Shells, Canned Goods, Confectioneries.
^Evaporators Repaired or made to Order.
?mi?EST^??K STOVE ?5R THE MONEY?
Coffee Pots, Milk Buckets, and Covered Buckets made from the best of
Tin in the market. Repairs for Cook Stoves I sell, kept in stock. Call
on or address
CHAS, ?. AUSTIN,
vJOHHsTSTO^I", S. C.
CGG'S, $2.00 TO $2.50
W. D. OUZTS, ELMWOOD, S. C.,
Isn't the word when you speak
if N. Y's. fish. They do not need
0 be chawed. All that you have lo
lo is to eliminate the few bones
md let 'era go down.
FRESH WATER AND SALT.
The choicest varieties, E. G.
>had, Trout, Sheephead, Mullet,
kearn dre, And at prices that
ir oui d make the piscatorial tribes
)lush for very shame at their
Jome fn the evening or come in the
jjme when you're looked for,
)r come without warning,
V smile and a welcome
Viii be there before you,
Vnil the oftener you come here
.'he wore I'll adore you.
NORMON YO UNG BLOOD,
Fishmonger and Purveyor for
!i the people.
1 HE Township Committee will have
their respective roads put in good or
der by the lirsr. of April. Also have all
loose rock removed from the road, and
put up all mile posts that are not up.
You will hear some of the overseers
say their road is good enough, that is
aiming at nothing and hitting noth
ing. Raise your road-bed higher in
the middle and put good ditches on the
sides of the roads.
There are townships in the county
that have no representatives, at least
they never meet with the county
board. Those who, having been ap
pointed, will not serve, are requested
to inform someone of our members
of the legislature so that others may
M. A. WHITTLE,
J. D. FRASEO, CKk. B'rd.
Tobacco! Tobacco ! !
" His Celebrated Stallion can be
mind at my house, for the present,
bree miles south of Kdgelield.
Terms: Insure foal, (8.00;
Insure stilt to stand and suck, $10.1)0.
Will make stands at. different places,
n thc count v, for 8 mares.
S. Il, MAYS,
March 5, ?95. Kd ge li rid, S. C.
500 lbs. of Choice, North Caro
lina Chewing Tob?ceo just rnceiv
r?d at prices from 27+ to 50c. p?-r
lb. put up in small package con
venient for Farmers?. (Jive us II
trial on Tobacco ?ind IVR will paye
yon pom? money. Our oOc. Tobac
co it? a good article.
JA S. M. C 0 B ll.
Subscribe s co the K?gHUdd An?
Liens for rent and advances; Iii 1 ls
of sale of personal property: Land
deeds and Mortgage*, fur sale at the
FIEL? & KELLY;
949 Broad ?treet: ancl 9+6 jone? Street,
AUGUSTA, Cr A.
WE SELL ALL THE COUNTRY PEOPLE THEIR
BUGGIES, HARNESS AND WAGONS.
"WHY?" Because we give them the best goods for the least money.
Here Is Another Easter
That there isa 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 will please you.
DOSCHER & OO.
-A-ULSTULSta,* - Gr EL.
FIRE, ACCIDENT, TORNADO, I
and Ginhouse Insurance, I
Come to W. J. McKERALL, Agt. g
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD
/. C. LEVY & CO.,
AUGUSTA. - GEORGIA,.
Have now in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING
Tlie largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We ami to carry goods whic.i are
not only intrinsically good,'but which also, in pattern, style, and finish,
gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to
make our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers
Polite attention to all. A call will be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY &. CO.
TA ILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA