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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1895.
A chorus of two thousand chil
dren's voices will be trained to
sing on opening day of the Atlan
ta exposition. AU the national
airs will be sung.
The question of exemption from
road duty having been referred to
Attorney-General Barber, he de
cide? that all able bodied male
persons between the ages of eigh
teen and fifty, except teachers and
studcuts 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 nebbar mek
An' so, et" yo's got any sense,
Yo'll know hit's a good fing to be sor
An' walk on bofe sides ob de fence.
Our Working Committee.
Hons. J. C. Sheppard and J. B.
Suddath have been appointed by
dov. 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
oryanizations." 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 3Iatter.
Cashier A. E. Padgett of The
Farmers Bank, of Edgefield, has
been selected to examine the State
Treasurer's Boo&, 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
claim, somewhere t ear one hundred
thousand dollars, through that
body. We 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 Crtb says :
"While the returns fully given
on other pages cannot be condens
ed info 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
1S94 is realized, though on the
whole, trade is smaller than iv.
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 tli3 Man
ufacurers' Record, who has 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
room for ;:otton mills in the South.
He says :
"There are in the world about
eighty-five million cotton spindles.
It is claimed that cotton is 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 :ntire
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, nctwithstauding the .great
increase of recent years, consume
less than 10 per cent of the South
ern cotton crop, lt 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
in the advancement and prosperi
ty of this sectjon. The Southern
cotton crop now averagrs about
three hundred millions in value,
while if manufactured ac home the
aggregate value would be over oue
billion dollars. It is not to be ex
pected that the South will for
many years to come, if ever, con
sume in its own millB all of it
cotton crop, but if the future in
crease in cotton manufactur?
can be centred in the South it wil
mean a very rapid rate of growti
in everything connected with ou
.'The increase of the cotton mil
means the building up of indus
trial towns aud cities-the crea
tion of a home market for the di
versified agriculture, thus makin
Southern farmers more indepen
dent than they can in any othe
way become. It also means stead;
aud profitable employment fo
thousands of hands that wouli
otherwise be forced to remain ii
idleness. No other industry in th
South is attracting such genera
attention. While the South ha
coal and iron and timber in great
er abundance and more suscepti
ble of utilization than any othe
section, nevertheless it does no
have a monopoly in the raw ma
terial in these industries, but ii
cotton the South has an absolut
monopoly in production so far a
America is concerned, and it is al
most a certainty that it will for al
time to come be able to maintaij
its present position as the chie
ccttou producing region of th
"With the development of indus
trial towns furnishing a loca
market for farm products added t
the very general increase in tb
production of food products du
ring the last two years the Sputl
is steadily strengthening its abili
ty to produce cotton ata low cos?
thus insuring a future against for
eign competition. Under thes
conditions it is of the utmost im
portana that the South shouli
devote its energy and capital ti
the development of its own textil
interests and thus prove its fait!
in its own business. This will b
the strongest argument that cai
be advanced to the capitalists o
other sections to prove the South'
The following bulletin on tin
culture of upland rice has beei
sent out by the Georgia Depart
ment of Agriculture.
"I consider upland lice a fin
and profitable grain to grow-th
grain for the table and forage lb
cattle. I select the stillest lain
on my farm for rice cn] tu re. I
would grow equally as well if no
better on swamp land. I break uj
my land very thoroughly, thei
run off rows th iee feet wide, bed
ding the l?ud as if for cotton, ant
using about 200 pounds commer
cial or ocher fertilizer to the acre
I then open the bed with a smal
plow and drill the rice seed in th(
drill, using only about half a peel
to the acre. Then putting a boarc
on my plowstock I drag it over tb(
furrow, covering the seed about
11-2 inches deep. I plant fron
April 1 to April 15. I. cultivait
with a sweep, as with cotton. . ]
hull it out for table use in an old
fashioned wooden beater or huller
f&?WW?> fr, H
bushels per acre. I have bee
planting rice for three years, an
have been successful in making
good crop each year."
A gentleman near Ridge Springi
S. C., showed not long since wha
seemed to be a very small plat (.
ground, yet he grew cn it a tw
voars'supply of rice for his fair
Another at Sparta, Ga., grow
upland rice solely as a forage croj.
He plants it quite thickly cuts i
like oats-heads and all-aftei
ward feeding the sheaves. H
makes at least 40 bushels per acr
of seed. His cattle are more foni
of it than oats. He considers th
rice a better food, and he can mak
more of it than of oats.
In the March number of th
Southern Cultivator is a most ex
cellent article on the culture o
upland rice in southwest Georgia
Before the war, and several year
after, when we planted in that sec
tion of the state, the industriou
negroes on the various plantation
had their patches of rice fror
which they not only added to thei
own family Btores, but had a sui
plus for sale, and the oldfashion
ed mortar and pestle by which th
hull was separated from the grail
was not at all an unusual sight.
The Edgefield ADVERTISER aug
gests that the conservatives c
Edgefield court house give an ex
ample of equal division by elect
ing a town council composed c
half reformers and half conserva
If four or five prominent men i
Edgefield village should get tc
gether and agree to rec "amen
that voters elect half and hal:
that, would be the Tillman-Barn
well plan. It would probably b
flat and ineffective because citi
zens would go ahead and vote ac
cording to their individual prefei
If a mass meeting of the peopl
should be called and a strong clu
should be organized which woul
put up and work for a mixed tick
et, that would be the "Forty" pla
and would probably prevail.
We presume there are reformer
in Edgefield village whom the con
servatives would be very glad t<
elect wardens; but to bring abon
that result some concerted, organ
ized action among the people i
In this home illustration th
ADVKHTISER can eee exactly th
difference between the Tillmai
plan and the "Forty" plan.
Money to Loan.
Ox both City and Improved Conn
try property. P'or -information, Cal
K. C. PADGETT,
Agent Atlanta Nat. Building an
March 2?, '9f>.
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 has
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 Banks of
our town, whose slock is good
and now worth one hundred cents
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 aud insurance. Lauds in
and around Edgefield will bring
no more than the}' 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. In fact we have
already commenced to realize
them, and 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, wc will ger thc
If I*had $25,000 I would put ii
in the stock of this Mill first, be
cause I believe it would be as good
au investment as I could make,
and second, because it would help
to do for Edgefield what would bi
its salvation. I havn't got. the
$25,000, but I am going to gi VP
every cent that I can poss.bly rah:e
and work for it to the beat of my
ability. It would be better 'or us
lo sell one-fourth of our property
and give it to a Golton Td ill, than
to miss getting it. Jf we will go
to work and do all we can, we will
have a good Cotton Mill running
by November 1st, 1895.
ALVIN HA HT.
Edgefield, S. C., April 9, '95.
Lawyer ?io. 2 Disagrees With
Lawyer and Maintains That
lie has Something Better.
MR. 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.
....... - , CT ?*VKV nj A al lor two
reasous: 1st, Becau69 his cri terian
doeB not relate to physical form.
2nd, Because the courtB would de
clare it unconstitutional as being
against public policy, in that
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 baldheadedne8s. I suggest \
the following provision as the only
"That no person, white or black,
with thick lips and a flat nose be
ever allowed to exercise the right
of suffrage in this State."
The leopard cannot change hi:
spotB nor the Ethiopian the shape
of his nose or lips. The courts
watch with a jealous eye whatever
is against 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 the people have
a'l the privileges and rights not
prohibited by it. We have de
prived women of suffrage because
of physical form; now byanalolgy
we can likewise deprive men of
suffrage because of certain physi
MR. EDITOR: On Monday last
Miss Emma Foss gave her pupils
holiday and they spent it down on
old Turkey 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 '.here we found a large catfish
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 clay gathering wild flowers
and playing games.
Mr. Jim Williams of Georgia
came over on Saturday and hi.'
many friends were glad to see him
back on Turkey creek.
The winning Miss Lizzie Corlea
bas gone tu Johnston lo visit her
sisters, don't slay long Miss Liz
zie wc can't do without }rou.
Mrs. Henry Hill has been quite
sick but is convalescent now.
Dr. R. C. Mayson and Miss Em
ma Griffie were united in marriage
at the bride's sisters, Mrs. Strom,
March 12th, 1895, by Rev. J. L.
W. C. Jackson says we have
been having so much rain and he
has been sleeping so late thal i!
takes two alarm clocks lo waka
Mrs. Mary Griffia while going
out the door made a misstep, and
fell and wrenched tier buck so, she
has to keep her bed.
Mr. Bob Griffis is the happiest
man in Moss township, it'a a boy.
Cleora, April 4.
OUR RAILROAD LETTER.
SHALL MONOPOLY WIN?
They Gamble on our Cotton.
Will They Control Our Rail
BUREAU SOUTHERN NEWS, /
PINEBLUFF, N. C., j
There is a great Railroad war
fare being waged in the South, one
that will decide whether or not
Wall Street Gamblers will fcrc? a
line of Railroad to do their bid
ding and thereby kill the only
movement of independent action
?hown by any large system in the
The Seaboard Air Line owning
its one Road from Wilmington,
N. C. to the Blue Ridge Moun
;ams, via Charlotte, N. C., and
Prom Atlanta Ga., io Norfolk, Va.,
ria Raleigh, N. C., from which
|)oint it reaches Baltimore over
the magnificent Bay Line Steam
ers, as fine boats as are found in
;he United States.
At Norfolk the Seaboard Air
Line connects with the Old Do
minion Steamers imo New York ;
:he Merchants into New York; the
Merchants and .Miners into Bos
ton, and the Norfolk and Wash
ington into Washington, D. C.
Each of these lines run the fast
ist passenger steamets, fitted up
10 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
fuel, there has been no accident
m either of Ihese Hues, during the
long years of their service. They
LIOW have fine new steamers from
Norfolk. The Seaboard Air Line
feeling that it had a good route
North by a'l rail and water, and
bat with the extra water facilities
jould afford to carry passengers
diaper 1 han other lines, ann* have
aeen im isling on doing so, ihere
>v showing u liberal disposition
..ward the traveling peuple. Com
peting 1 ines saw this disposition
m the part of the Seaboard Air
Li ne to favor Hie people, and they
11 so paw that if the Seaboard
should succeed in maintaining its
ii denen dent posilion outside of
lie big Hui! Road Combinai ion
ho probability would be that-he
Railroad Trnsi and Combinations
von ld bf largely, if not utterly
>roken up. Xbe Seaboard Air
Line some weeks sine* withdrew (
'rom all Combinai ions and Trusts, !
hereby saying it. was going to act
ndependent. A claim was made
hat the Seabord Air Line was cut
ing freight rates and the Rail
3,oad Combine ordered a boycott- /
hat is, all roads that belonged to I
he Rail Road Combine were no
ified by the chief official of the j
bombine not to receive any goo is
rom. or deliver any gooils tb the
or any points where lhey conner;:.
This order went into effect on the
first day of March last, and on the
sixth day of March the Seaboard
Air Line issued an order to its
agents to sell tickets to Richmond,
Va., Norfolk, Va., Washington, D.
C., Baltimore, Md., New York
Citv, aud Boston, and from these
points to points on its line as 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 ; they
have been going our route and 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 the 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
Air Line has the best of the fight,
with the people i.n her side to ap
plaud at her success against the
big Railroad Monopoly.
Another Liverpool Letter on Cot
ton and Cotton Acreage.
MANCHESTER BUILDINGS, \
TITHEBARN STREET, \
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 our
correspondents to I he 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
Bait, either directly or indirectly,
who are watching the acreage
question, co. if th* planters and
farmers of the South attempt to 1
deceive each other, they certainly
cannot, succeed in misleading the
shrewd spinners and t-peculators
of Europe. A few weeks hence
mid it will be definitely known, as
near as these agents can gather it, i
what next season's acreage will
If there should be little or no
decrease, we will again fall into ;
the BA mo rut of Stagnation, as in
the past six months. John Bull
will feel satisfied that beean buy
his spinner wants for n^-xt year at ,
his own price. On the other baud,
should lhere be Ibo requisite re. i
duel ion fn acreage, e.nd only a 1
moderate crop be (bus assured, it
would be reasonable to believe in
?i steady impr.veinent in values.
somtn?n?urulH wi!h the prospec
tive s.jpply and demand tor nexij
Bu ic it, COWELL & Co. r
for potatoes, fruits, and ell vegetables require (to secure the largest
yield and best quality)
At Least 10% Actual Potash.
F.csults bf experiments prove this conclusively. How and
why, is told in our pamphlets.
They arc sent free. It will cost you nothing to read them, and they will save you
dollars. GERMAN KALI WORKS. 93 Nassau Street, New York.
JOHNSTON and EDGEFIELD,
Vehicles of all Kinds,
FURNITURE and COFFINS,
Fine Harness, Saddle?,
Pratt and Aipsla Coln Gins ni Presses.
Large sroe? of. Engines, CQeap ano Goos.
! OMRAOn JIRON WORKS AND
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Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
$5F* Getour-PriceB before you buy.
WM. SeHWEisERT & Co.,
-HAS FOR THF. HOLIDAYS THK FITTEST STOCK OF
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
a.ucl Silver ^NToVcsltie?,
Ever displayed in the city. When visiting- the city you are invited to inspect
mr stock and get prices.
RELIABLE GOODS OJSCLT,
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- CALL JL3STJD SIB IB STOCK.
337 Broad Street AUGUSTA, GA., above Planters Hotel?
YOUR ATTENTION ?
- TTPP IrTOTJ -N EE3D^
Cool Steves, Stove Pans, Stove Pipe, Tinware, fell Buttels,
Loaded Shells, Canned Goods, Confectioneries.
Evajoratprs Repaired or made to Order.
QuRSTEST COOK STOVE TbR THE MON Efl
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. A.. AUSTIN,
J'OISHSTST03ST, S. C.
EGG'S, $2.00 TO $2.50
W. D. OUZTS, ELMWOOD, S. C.,
Isn't the word when you speak
of N. Y's. fish. They do not need
to be chawed. All that you have to
do is to eliminate the few bones
aud let 'em go down.
FRESH WATER AND SALT.
The choicest varieties, E. G.
Shad, Trout, Sheephead, Mullet,
Bream &c, And at prices that
would make the piscatorial tribes
blush for very shame at their
Coate fa the evening or come in the
Cjme when you're looked for,
Or come without warning,
A smile and a welcome
Will be there before you,
And the oftener you come here
The snore I'll adore you.
NORMON YO UNG BLOOD,
Fishmonger and Purveyor for
?ill the people.
1 HE Township Committee will have
their respective roads put in good or
der by I he first 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
suv their road is good enough, that is
aiming at nothing and hitting noth
ing. Raise your road-bed higher in
tlie 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. ... WHITTLE,
J. D. FRASEH, Cl'k. B'rd.
T\lis Celebrated Stallion can be j
lound at my house, for the present,:
three miles south ol' Edgefield.
Terms: (usure foal, $8.00;
Insure colt to stand and suck, $10.00.
IVIJl make stands at different pinces,
in the county, for y mares.
S. ll. MAYS,
March 5, '?">. Edge Held, S. ll.
. SiihBcribt' ?y the Kdgeh>ld An
Tobacco! Tobacco ! !
500 lbs. of Cboicp, North Caro
lin? Chewing Tobacco just meuiv
'.d at prices from 27\ to 50c. p*-r
lb. put up in small package con
venient for Farmer?. Give us n
trial on Tobacco and wo will pave
you roma money. Our 80c. Tobac
co in a good arricio.
JA 8. M. C 0 H B.
Liens for rent ?nd advances; Hills
of sale of personal property: Land
deeds and Mortgages, for sale ai the
A DVKRTLSl?R Olllce.
FIELB & KELLY,
949 Broad Street and 9-j-(> jone? Street,
WE SELL ALL THE COUNTRY PEOPLE THEIR
BUGGIES, HARNESS AND WAGONS.
"WHY?" Because we give them the best goode for the least monpy.
Here Is Another Easter
That there isa place in Augusta where
vou 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.
OO^CBTOR & 00.
FIRE, ACCIDENT, TORNADO, E
and Ginhouse Insurance, I
Come to W. J. McKERALL, Agt. ?
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
S IN THE LEAD
/. C. LEVY ?
TAIL O R. F 17 CI O THIERS,
AUGUSTA, - GEORGI/\.
Have now in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING.
The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aili) 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.
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA