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Tl"OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 1896.
Utah bas been admitted to the
Union as a State, President Cleve
land signing a proclamation to
that effect on January 4th.
Another big corn crop and a
plenty of hog m?at will make the
Southern farmer solid and able to
dictate the price of cotton in the
markets of the world, but wo great
ly fear the Edgefiold farmers are
going to do,the foolioh thing and
plant for 8 cents cotton and get 5
The commissioners appointed
by tuc Presidont to locate th3
Venezuelan boundary are as fol
lows : "David J. Brewer jf Kansas,
Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of the United States ; Rich,
ard H. Alvey of Maryland, chief
justice of the court appeals for the
District of Columbia; Andrew D.
White of New York ; Frederic R
Couderf of New York ; Daniel C*
Gilman of Maryland, president of
the John Hopkins university.
The Columbia Register says:
"Congressman Talbert bas teen at
homo for the last fortnight at the
bedside of his sick wife. While
her sickness compels his absence
from Congress, he is too faithful a
representative of the people to neg
lect their interest. He was paired
against both the tariff and bond
bills, so his vote counted in oppo
sition to those iniquities just as
well as if he had been in his seat
in the House when they were pass
The report of Phosphate In spec,
tor Jones, of this State, makes a
very deplorable summing up of j
the phosphate outlook. The roy
alty on phosphate will have to be
reduced, if not taken off entirely?
The Florida industry in this line
has much to do with this state of
affairs, and also the discovery in
Tennessee of large beds of this
rook which are now being develop
ed. Up4o a recent date it was
supposed thal South Carolina had
a monopoly in phosphate deposits
bot it seems the Giver of all good
has distributed this good ?ore
widely than we wot of..
The New York World seeing that
President Cleveland is so anxious
to make war calls upon him to
make war upon the Bond Syndi
cate that has brought such dis
grace upon the couniij and so
scandalized II?B administration.
It says : -- ?
"Now is., ^ur ame, Mr. Cleve
land, to make war. Make war on
.fraud and wrong. Make war upon
the usurpations of speculative
wealth. In this matter lies real
peril to the integrity of our insti
tutions, and you have recently pro
fessed your readiness to go to war
in their defense at all hazards.
Will you rise to the occasion? Are
you equal to your golden opportu
Gr. Walt Whitman, Reform lead
er and anti higher institution
statesman of Union county, is the
first man on the grouud with a
definite announcement for the race
for Governor of South Carolina
next year. He tells the Gresnville
News that ho is for R.B. Watson,
of Edgefield, for Governor If Mr
Watson refuses to run Mr. Whit
man says he will make the race
himself. Mr. Whitman wants
Clemson confined to what he says
is its legitimate function, that of
au industrial school, and the other
State institutions abolished.- He
predicts that Irby will succeed
himself unless he weakens on the
educational question ; that J. G.
Evans will be found not "in it"
when the pinch comes. He de
scribes B. R. Tillman as being in
the critical stage ok political ty
phoid fever with recovery doubt
ful, but has made and sent him a
dogwood pitchfork to be used on
Limiting: the Cotton Crop.
MEMPHIS, TEXX., Dec. 26.-The
jent looking to no increase
>tton acreage next year was
Jugurated by the Memphis Cot
ton Exchange this afternoon at a
general meeting called for the pur
pose. The preamble to the resolu
tion adopted sets forth that a large
crop of cotton grown at heavy ex
ponse brings out little if any larger
total value, contrasting the pres
ent wita past years to establish fie
fact, aud adds :
"Another matter for the farmers
to bear in mind is that at the pres
ent time, when there is a remote
possibility of a war, if such should
occur the inevitable result thereof
would be to depreciate the value
of cotton and appreciate the value
of all food crops ; therefore, be' it
"Resolved, That the Mernphis
Cotton Exchange urgently recom
mends to the producers "that the
production of home supplies be
made the first consideration in
planting operations for the coming
year, and that Ihe acreage of cot
tou be not increased over that of
''Resolved, Thatwf^Dprove and
endorse the American Cotton Grow
ers' Association for bringing about
the reduction in the acreage of the
crop now being marketed, and we
respectfully urge tho Hon.. Hector
D. Laue, the president, and his
co-acljutors, the presidents of the
various cotton States of said asso
ciation, to coutinue iu the good
work, and to take up the matter at
the earliest practicable moment,
and urge it again upon the atten
tion of the cotton producers of the
"Resolved, That the various col
ton exchanges, throughout the
South be and are hereby requested
to co-operate with this exchange in
this matter, and that the Southern
newspapers are also requested to
publish these resolutions."
An Open Primary.
The Greenville Mountaineer very
truthfully says: "The revolution
of 1890 swept away one class of
politicians, many of whom consid
ed that they had a "mortgage on
the S:ate, ami it may take another
upheaval to convince a different
6et of politicians that they do not
own the. commonwealth. Let the
people begin to think with the
opeuing of a campaign year, and
see to it that there is a free, open
primary in this year of grace
Weather for December.
Weather Observer C. A. Long, of
Trenton, sends us the following
data of the weather for the month
Mas. tem. 71 ; date 25th.
Min. temp. 23; date 6th.
Mean. temp. 47.9.
No. of olear days ll ; partly
13; cloudy 6; 1 day misting. Pre
vailing wind dir? ction 7. W.
Precipitation: For Dec. 1893,
Dec. 1894, 3.37iuches.
Dec. 1895, 3.96 inches.
For 12 months 1894,54.81 inches.
For 12 month* 1895, 57,33
AN AWFUL RESPONSIBILITY
The Entering the State of Matri
mony-and the Rearing of
MR. EDITOR: Perhaps there is
no one except myself, who gives
entertainment to subjf cts of so pe
culiar a character as I am at times
constrained to do. L am some
times ?.mazed at my own frivolity
in expending what little mental
energy I may have in thinking on
subjects ignored by th*> most of
mankind, but since such is my.
inevitable fate I acquiesce, and
shall now proceed to give a few
words relative to a subject that
has occupied my attention for the
last few days.
The rearing of'children is a
theme far too dolicate to be han
dled lightly or slightly. WhaW
delicate! Yes, delicate ; Aery deli
ate. Wno uko L.?nf *^?j"veid_with
chat inattention to this question r
>f questions our own race entails t
uisery, ignorance, and suffering v
ipon each succeeding generation? c
! suppose every man and woman 1
hink it his or her inalienable c
lght to marry when he or she e
jleases, but it ?3 a question in my 1
nind whether such be the case, c
l,et me illustrate.
When a man contemplates as
luming the leadership of any en
erprise it is supposed by all that
ie has some knowledge of his bu- I
?iness before he attempts to put 1
lis plans into execution. In fact ]
i railroad company will not em- <
Dloy a. man to survey a road unless 1
ie has studied the higher mathe- i
natics; the merchant does not i
?rant a man to keep books unless i
ie has 'studied book-keeping. Ev- <
3ry one can see the reason why the
merchant will not emply a man
ignorant of book-keeping to keep
books. Indeed a man is put down
as a fool, if he undertakes to carry
on a business of importance un
less ho has first made some prep
aration for the business. But how
different it ts as regards the rear
ing of children-the most difficult
and responsible position men and
women ever fill. As soon as chaps
are'about grown, as we say, they
are looked upon as eligible to this
awful responsibility of rearing
children. Oh, horrible! horrible!
condition of affairs. What can
we hope for so long as this is the
case? What can we expect so long
as multitudes of the young assume
this fearful responsibility without?
the least preparation?
Mr. Spencer Fays parents shall
ht least have a general knowledge
of physiology and psychology in
order to rear their children to any
advantage, but, if Mr. Spencer
could - have associated with the
masses, perhaps his curriculum
would have been made much lower.
If he could have seen thousands of
parents struggling against their
ignorance of the common school
branches, and worse still, many
who can not even read, perhaps he
could have announced to the .world
that the millennium was yet a
great way off. But ho says that
no mau or woman who is igno
rant of beth the laws of body and
mind is fit to rear children, since
every act of mind rr.d exposure of
body goes toward fixing the desti
ny of the child. No doubt Mr.
Spencer is right in this.
Wo are often alarmed at the cor
ruption of the State, but we nover
seem to be uneasy about the cor
rur* condition of the family-the
fountain bead of the State. We
spend our lives tryi .g to purify the
streams, but you nf;ver hear any
one mention the "Slough of Des
pond" from which the stream flows.
? constitutional convention may
wisely fpeud Feveral days qualify
ing a man for suffrage, but to
qualify a man for matrimony
would be too insignificaut a ques
tion for an august body.
We speak ol the freedom Of man
to choose in this life, but when I
see chi dren living in miser}' with
out any choice as to their exis
tence, and whose invironments a e
such that it would require almost
the will power of a God to over
come them, I am in wholesome
doubt regarding man's freedom of
choice, I am ready to ask : What is
life? Is it worth living? The an
swer comes, it depends upon the
preparation one's parents have
made to bring him up i . his early
The Lord LovetU a Cheerful Giv
er.-A Practical Sermon by a
EDITOR ADVERTISER: On the
thirtieth of December just past
Miss Annie Ouzts died, the latter
part of last November her brother
Pinkney died in Texas, also on the
first day of last September her el
dest brother Willie died. They
were all young and in the prime of
life, yet in four months time that
dreaded disease consumption con
signed them all to the tomb. Only
a few years ago their father and
mother preceded them to 'the
grave. O how sad it is that a whole
family should be stricken down
there being only one, a half sister,
Miss Ellen May left.
Hundreds and thousands of the
human race have been called from
time to eternity during the past
year, and.yet we have been spared
to see another new years day. How
thankful we ought t) be that we
have been spared to see another
new year, and we should love and
serve the Lord belter in the future
than we-have in the past, and
ought to be more ihaukful to him
for the many blessings he hap be
stowed upon us from time to time,
both spiritual and tempoJal, and
not live for self alone, but. for the
good of others, and help to bear
their burd ns and encourage then,
spiritually t) fight on and never
give up the field to the enemy.
The first and most important
duty we should attend to on earth
is to keep God's law, and obey all
his commandments, and prepare
ourselves to depart iu peace, so
that when he calls upon us to die,
we will have nothing lo do but fj?li
a sleep in the arms nf Jesus and he
forever happy throughout the ceas
less ages of a never-ending eterni
But, again, as we journey ulong
through life there is another im
portant duly we owe to our fellow
man that we should perform, and
that is if he be so unfortunate as
to have his house burned vor his
h.irse or mule die, and he hj> too
poor to replace them,^^^^^^!?1
being au honesj^aatf industrious
man, shouj^eassisted by all the
citizejiin the surrounding country,
a little help from all wou'd hardly
be missed by them, and would do
thepoor unfortunates a great deal
of good^ uot. only in a financial
way, bul would revivo and cheer
him np and enable him to work
with a light and cheerful heart
with love and gratitude to his
friends for placing him upou a
solid foundation. Where such
najonty of the?r never regain
heir losses, and are weighed down
vith hard labor md toil aud are
last down all the days of their I
ives. We ought never to turn a
leaf ear to appeals for help in
luch oases. Remember the Lord
oveth a cheerful giver for all good
Many such Hood the market. Bo
nnie Blood Balm is a conscien
;iously compounded medicine, the
result of forty years practice by an
jminent physician. It is the best
blood purifier ever offerred to the
public, and is guaranteed to cure
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For sale by Druggists.
By J. D. Allen, Esq., Probate Judge.
HEREAS, J. C. Buzzard Sr., hath
made suit to me, to grant him
Letters of Administration of the es
tate and effects of John S. Buzzard,
late of Edgefield County, deceased.
THEJE ARE THEREFORE, to cite and
admonish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said deceased to
be and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield C.
H., on the 8th day of Jan. A.D.,
1896, after publication hereof, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause,
if any they have, why the said Ad
ministration should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this the 23rd
_ day of Dec. Anno
j T ^ ) Domini 1895. Published on
\ T ) the 18th day of Dec. in
the Edgefield ADVERTISER.
J. D. ALLEN,
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EXTRACT FROM BOOK OF TESTIMONIALS.
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PORT ROYAL & WESTERN
'Augusta and Ashville Short Line."
J. B. CLEVELAND, Receiver.
Schedule in effect April 23,1895.
Lv Augusta..... 9 40 a m 8 00 p m
Ar Greenwood.. 1210 pm 12 30am
Ar Anderson- 7 45 p ni .
Ar Laurens- 1 15 p m 6 50 am
Ar Greenville.. 2 50pm 9 45 n m
Ar G len n Sp'gs-4 05 p m .
Ar Spartanburg.. H 00 p m .
Ar Saluda- 4 38 p in .
Ar llendersonville 510 p m .?...
8 00 a m
Lv Spartan bur"; ll 45 a m
Lv Greenville - ll 40 a m
Lv Laurens- 1 00 p m
Lv Anderson.. 9 20 a m
Lv Greenwood.. 2 30 p m
Ar Augusta_ 5 05 p ni
Ar Savannah - 5 55 a m
4 05 p m !
7 35 p m j
5 00 a m I
9 35 a m j
Ar Norfolk -
5 23 p m
1 26 a m
7 00 a m
. 6 40 a m
Sunday Train leaves Greenville at
3 40 p. m only.
For information relative to tickets,,'
rates, schedules, etc., address
R L. TODD, Trav. Pass. Agt.
W. J. CRAIG, Gen. Pass. A gt.,
Special Bargains In
F urni tur e
- AT THE NEW STORE, IN -
* ' J
Don't fail to call and see for
yourself. We guarantee a saving
of 30 percent, on everythhij]
No mal tor how cheap
ot hors effor you we
will al ways soil cheap
er for cash.
Our Goods are all in hard
finish and the very latest styles.
We have exclusive sale in Au
gusta of the World Renowned and
Celebrated CHARTER OAK STOVE),
1215 & 1217 Broad Street,
ll. L. Robertson,
The best is always the cheapest pro
vided you get the best cheap enough'
to make it so. You can do this on
groceries and drugs always and all the
ime at W. E. Lynch's.
Chas. B. Allen,
831 BROAD STREET
itty^i?ti jiiXcel8ior Cook. Southern Queeu Range. Heating and
looking Stoves, ali Styles and prices. Grates, Mantles and Tile, Tin
tare of all kinds. Tin Roofing and Galvanized Iron Works.
MOSES C. MURPHEY,
GEO. S. MURPHEY,
AT 618 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
You will find the above live and wide awake firm- They have
been iii the GROCERY Business long enough to understand it in
every detail, they are always down with the market, and when you are
in Augusta for the purpose of Buying Groceries you had better get
. Mr. WILL MOBLEY the Edgefield County boy is still with them,
and will be glad to welcome all of hts friends.
SACRIFICE SALE ! !
952 BROADWAY, - - - AUGUSTA, GA.
GO TO THE NEW YORK AUCTION HOUSE FOR DRY
GOODS. CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, NOTIONS,
Ladies* and Gents' Furnishing Goods a Specialty.
fjSF* You will save from 25 to 50 per cent, by calling on us
before you buy Goods elsewhere.
Laros StocH of Eoomes, and Good.
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Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
0MBT* Get our Prices before you buy.
LISTEN AT THIS. If
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bill of Dry Goods, Dres>
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Go lo COB B'S.
Nov. 12-2m. ^
At Private Sale.
OUSE AND LOT on Columbia
Street between residences of Messrs.
Taylor and Simkins, and opposite the
Evans place. The house is of modern
style, with handsome and striking ex
terior, and contains niue 'ooma. Well
on back verandah. Barn, ?rable, and
other out buildings. One aci 'ot. Im
proved garden. Posossion ^. ?n 1st
of January, or at once, if prefei. d.
Apply to O. D. Minis, Kdgellen , or
to J. Wm. Thurmond, Esq., Att'y. at
Of Condition of the Bank of Edefie?d at
CJo?e of Business on Dee. 31b.t, 1895.
Loans and discounts,
Real estate ?nd Dank bil'g.
Safe and furuit ure,
Due fruin oilier bunks,
fash in vault,
1 ndividual Deposits,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN'A,
COUNTY OY EOUKKIKM).
I, E. J. M IMA, Cashier of the Bank of Edenfield, do solemnly swear t hat the
above statement is true to the be.*! ot my knowledge and belief;
E. .1. MIMS, Cashier,
Sworn lo before nie this'the third dav of January, 1896.
. JJ. B. JOKJM.,1 >.] N". P. rf. C.
We hereby certify thal wr have eraniiiied'lbu bunks cf the Bank and baie
counted the iiioi.ej and lind the above statement correct.
J. M. SKIONJOUS,
J. C. SHEPPARD,
J-. B. No: RIB,
J. H. BOUKMGHT,
T. S. LEWIS,
A. ?. TOM PK I NS,
J. I!. LoU KN ic UT
J. C. SHEPPARD, Pres., ALVIN HART, Vice-Pres.,
J. L. MIMS, Assistant Cashier.
A. S. TOMPKINS,
C. C. FULLER,
W. E. PRESCOTT,
E. J. MIMS, Cashier,
MONEY ! MONEY ! !
FOX, the Jeweller, wili for the next thirty
days make a big discount on his Goods, 33J per
cent off. For Instance Articles that he has
been Selling for $1.00 will go at 6701s. Three
dollar Goods at $2.00, and so on to the very
end of the chapter.
Spring Valley Distilling Co,,
. DISTILLERS and DISTRIBUTORS. 0
Appreciating the difficulty for gentlemen to secure
Pure Straight Whiskies for Private and Medicinal Use
We invite your coi respondents and will cheerfully quote you
prices, and furnish all other information upon receipt of
Palmetto Business QoUgge,
WILLISTON, s. c.,
Next Session Begins Sept. 26,_iS.^cr- -
One of the most complete CoirUTercial Colleges in the Sou'h.
, Tuition rates reasonable^ jtJr?tchfes board $8.00 per month. We
have large aud"comiortab"te Dormitories lhat will accommodate one
hundred and fifty boarding students. Military regulations. Perfect
For further particulars, address. ' 1
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JOHNSTON and EDGEFIELD,
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LADIES SHIRT WAIST SETS in Gold and Silver. LADIES
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Have now in store their entire
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