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. . EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1896.
The Edgefield Cotton Factory.
This mill, now in process of
building in Edgefield, is to ope
rate five thousand spindles and
one hundred and eighty looms;
this has been stated before in
these columns. The questions
have been asked, what is the ca
pacity of such a mill, how much
money would be paid out to mu
such a plant for a year, how much
cotton consumed in the same
length of lime, and other of simi
For answer we have interviewed
the management of the mill and
secured figures from other mills
in successful operation.
A five thousand spindle mill is
not a large mill but it is above the
average. In North Carolina the
--.average is forty-eight hundred
spindles." One reason capitalists
commence with an average size
mill and increase the capacity af
terwards is, that it costs lese* per
spindle to build such smaller
The cost of the entire plant of
the Edgefield mill will be, approx
imately, seventy-five thousand dol
lars; the number of hands em
ployed, one hundred and fifty;
amount of money paid out to op
eratives per ani.um, twenty-five
thousand^dollars; bales of cotton
used in same time, twenty-five
hundred to three thousand.
Mr. Cecil, the contractor, speaks
confidently of having his part of
the work done by the first of Au
gust, although the contract does
not canfor the completion of the
factory building until the first of
The Greenwood Journal in a re
cent issue, speaks of the cotton
factory at that place started with
twenty-five hundred spindles as
follows: ''It has done more than
any other enterprize to make
Greenwood what she is to-day."
This statement points the wa;
for Edgefield to the high road of a
Jike prosperity. The "other mill"
agitated for last year in our town,
is only sleeping, to awake in the
Of the difficulties that have been
?. V; ?fters ?b bv;:M:rgJ
co;:?-? [?cio??ee v\-f again ouo'ej
fro-.- . four: ,\\ -
- ?"^ *r* . .?-7.: -
.'?Tri? mi M ??iU -M/r-t
N\ " : - ) V\ .ritb" j
$?V???vO kjUi .iv-i'i.O'.-vi, tO vaid r>\ .
the month in four years. T'h<r poo-?
pie were then ignorant of conon
mills, and had little confidence in
them as an investment, and there
was great difficulty in collecting
the installments. Of the original
$80,000 of stock subscribed not
more the 65 per cent, was ever
In June 1891 the mill began op
erations with an equipment of
2500 spindles and 84 looms and
with a capital paid in of only
In January 1894 the capacity of.
t'.ae mill was doubled^aj^i?M|
spindles and 180 loonrlfl 9
v.xfrk. Additional * sulH f?ff
to tie stock had been secj^dTbut
at tEVj^bjj^Jbe^a^f?al gtock
was f/^^Pv* the cost of the plant.
The i<> ^ider was carried by the
Bank oYGreenwood and by indi
viduals friendly to the enter
In May 1895 it was determined
to again double the capacity of
the mill. With this object in
view President Durst went north
and explained to his friends there
what the mill had been doing and
had nc? difficulty in securing $40,
000 of the money necessary to put
in the new machinery. The re
maining capital was secured at
home. The total stock paid in
now amounts to $175,000, and this
ia all the company desires. On
this capital the mill will set in
motion on June 1st an equipment
of 10,000 spindles and 360 looms."
Congress is expected to adjourn
by the middle of May, the short
est long session on record.
In the town of Bamberg, S. C.,
a cotton mill will be built in which
only negro labor is to b?: employed.
Rev. Diaz the Baptist missiona
ry recently imprisoned in Havana,
has been released on condition of
leaving Cuba and is now in this
Cobb, the Alabama congressman
who obtained notoriety by get
ting drunk and asking, "Where
sm I at?" has been uuseated and
his place given to a populist.
The Republican national con
vention will meet at St. Louis
June 1?, 1896.
The Democratic national con
vention will meet in Chicago July
The populist national conven
tion will meet at St. Louis July
If your best girl refuses you. don't
be disheartened. Get a new Buggy
and Harness of Ramsey & Bland, and
try again-with some other girl.
Every candidate should have a map
of Edgefield County. You can procure
at the ADVJERTISKR office.
The May Convention.
Although shorn of much of her
territory aud voting strength,
Edgefield county had a good con
vention of her democracy on Mon
day last, the 4th of May, respecta
ble, emineutly so in material au i
fairly so iu numbers.
Dr. W. H. Timmerman, the Cato
of Edgefield, the noblest Roman
of them all, declined the nomina
tion to serve another term os Coun
ty Chairman, and tno Hon. W.
H. Yeldell of Liberty-Hill was
elected to this responsible and
honorable position. M. P. Wells,
Esq., was elected County Secetary.
Dr. Jos. H. Jennings, lat vice
president, J. T. Mims, 2nd vice
president, A. E. Padgett Treas.,
Dr. W. H. Timmerman, State Ex
The following delegates were
elected by acclamation to the State
Democratic convention, they go
uninstructed but thny are all
Democrats to the inmost core.
B. R. TILLMAN,
J. M. GAINES,
W. H. YELDELL,
J. W. HARDY,
W. R. PARKS,
S. M. SMITH,
N. G. EVANS. .
L. J. Williams,
S. T. Williams,
S. B. Mays,
J. W. Aiton,
Tho8. H. Rainsford,
R. Pickens Holloway,
L. G. Bell,
J. M. Bussey.
The following resolutions were
offered by Col. Thos. W. Canvile :
Whereas, the supremacy of the
Democratic party-Coun'y, State
and National-is essential to the
maintenance of good government.
And Whereas, the submission of
all members of the party to the
will of the^majority is indispensa
ble.to the preservation of Demo
cratic Supremacy. Therefore, be
Resolved by the Democratic par
ty of Edgefield county, in conven
tion assembled, that the delegates
from this convention' be and are
hereby instructed to vote for reso
lutions pledging the delegates to
the National convention to abide
the result, and support the nomi
nees of the National Democratic
The following were offered by
Dr. Timmerman as a substitute
for the QanviV roeojoMous:
R.wh-'rf Ut* TV' ,l .-. r*eop?e?.?'
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??? ... b*fe.. - Kph - n- -V rv.
fi?vh" : h: .:.<... r?f?lte \
Jefferson nod c mph-is i ?:.'?<! and r??
loiueu oj Andrew oa^-uu, uonug
his administration and as practic
ed by some other subsequent lead
ers of the party.
2nd, That we regard the unity
and harmony cf the white people
of this State as paramount in im
portance to any participation in
national politics, and that we re
gard white Supremacy in our State
as tho greatest issue that concern*
Resolved 1st, That the delegates
from Edgefield county go unin
structed to the State convention
and vote as they think beet for
the interest of the people.
2nd, That we pledge ourselves
to loyally support the principles
of Jeffersonian Democracy.
3rd, That the white people of
this State who have always cham
pioned white Supremacy will con
tinue to do so still.
Just at this juncture, when
things were getting in a snarl and
a tangle, delegate A. E. Padgett,
always level headed and cool and
prompt in such emergencies,
jumped to his feet and said: "Mr.
Chairman, Delegates, and Repre
sentatives: I arise, not to make a
speech, but a motion. I move
that all these resolutions be laid
upon the table,"-aud all these res
olutions were laid upon the table
and the delegates to the State con
vention were turned loose with un
clipped wings, to sink or eoar, in j
other words to do as t,hey please
and as the lights stine.
The resolutions themselves, with
all due deference to their movers,
were but meaningless platitudes,
at least the convention so thought,
and promptly voted them down
"We shall know each other bet
ter when the mists have rolled
away"-probably not before.
Clemson College will get a
splendid revenue this year from
the privilege tax. The State Treas
urer has already received from
that source this y ar between for
ty-eight and forty-nine thousand
dollars. This shows that the far
mers of this State will use this
year nearly twice as much com
mercial fertilizers as they did last
year, when the receipts from this
source were only about $29,000.
gO&~For the best Fire Insurance
on Town or country property, call on
or write D. R. DURISOK, Agt.
The turning point in a man's career
is somewhere near the moment of his
deciding to deal thereafter with Ram
sey & Bland.
Tillman on His Trip.
THE WEST BURNING FOR SILVER,
AND SILVER WILL RULE AT
Washington, April 24.-Senator
Tillman, of South Carolina, has
relumed from hie Western stump
ing tour. "The Weet :s burning
up with the free silver fire," said
the Senator to a World correspon
dent to-night. "Large crowds
greeted me iX every place where I
spoke. Public sentiment is arous
ed, and the gold bugs are going to
hear something drop at Chicago
next July, and at the p )lls the fol
lowing November, which they will
never forget. The only thing I
am afraid of isthat th" sold bug
wing of the Democracy will stick
to usatid embarrass us in our ef
forts to rally the people. I want
them to go to John Sherman, where
"Kentucky is the maddest Slate
I ever saw. I don't see how Car
lisle can ever go back there to live.
His a4>OBtacy has disgusted the
Kentucky Democrats beyond re
covery. He cannot hooe to carry
the Kentucky delegation to Chi
"Tho Chicago Convention will, I
believe, have nearer a two-thirds
majority than a bare majority for
free silver. If we put a strong
ticket on the free silver platform
we will sweep the country. Then
I want to see the new Democratic
President issue his proclamation
convening Congress iii special
session two hours after he takes
his oath of office on the 4th of
March. Then let Congress at
once pass a free coinage act, and
provide for a sufficient issue of
papor money to offset any contrac
tion in the currency which the
gold bugs and bankers may bring
Why Diaz Was Released.
SPANISH MINISTER ASKED FOR
HIS FREEDOM BECAUSE
HE FEARED MORE TROU
BLE FROM THIS
Washington, Aprii 23.-The ac
tion of General Weyler in decid
ing to release Missionary Diaz and
his brother was taken in pursu
ance of the advice of Senor Dupuy
de Lome, the Spanish Minister
here. When the Baptist mission
ary was first arrested Minister de
Lome called at the Stain Depart
ment and volunteered the infor
mation that Diaz was guilty, and
that no sort of clemency would be
extended to him. He declared
that Weyler in'ended to make an
example of Diaz, for the purpose
of deterring other teachers of re
Uaion k?&K- Prot^Sffl?t 0,wl C;ifHf>
j !k, iron: giving aid ?wi
}.\Q jliol*rv LT.'; ,
'it jjcojjie oi luv KJ ui
te? States that threatened great
trouble for the Spaniards m Cuba.
He realized that the case was
about to provoke a religious on
slaught on Spanish rule in Cuba.
He was quick to see the power of
tho influence that would be exert
ed upon the President and theJ?ec^
retary of State.^JJ^V?T?ec? Wey
L^l^ityg^irrjrA-ol the trouble he had
brought upon himself on the eas
iest terms possible.-New York
The Knitting Mill.
The knitting mill of L. A. Green
& Son, at Willistou was started to
work on Monday. It will take
about one week for the hands to
learn. Mr. Green has decided to
employ all the help they need from
those living nearest the mill. Fif
teen hands will be required at
present. Next week they will be
lgin to arrange the large building
for the spindles. Enough will be
put in to make all the yarn need
ed. The capacity of the mill will
be ninety-six dozen per day.
A Meritorious Appeal.
The members of the Farmers
Mutual Fire Insurance Associa
tion of Edgefield County met to
day, Monday 4th May. S. L. R?ady
was called to the chair, on motion,
it was resolved,
That, an appeal be made through
the Township Directors of the As
sociation to the members of this
Association to contribute to the
relief of W. H. Timmerman, Presi
dent, on account of the unjust de
cree rendered against him hythe
court in which he had to pay out
his own money on account of
losses by fire.
S. B. MAYS.
[in Deciding the auction of
you look at ultimate l^jgl
rability-rather than toward chea/1
?Nbl. is particularly the case
, Uen considering the purchase of]
1 for those .nick, are intended tobe
.?fl ?ade. wah joints lightly ?tte?
a.,,1 well finished. Ours are M<?
Sa? way. (ron, selected dry stock OM
The ist improved machinery and |
are warrant, d perfect.
Send for Price 1 tot- maded fr?.
MJOUSTA LUMBER CO.,
"Buyo/ the Maker"
1a"a " III '2Il)\
*B*y Sterling Brand."
Walter & Co's. 'Baker'has a national
reputation ai d has benn on the market
since 1841. Your local Dispensary will
supply your wants.
When you buy cn1 of Ramsey &
Bland's turnouts you don't have to
trade it tri?- -for one you bong il else
Superior To All Sarsaparillas.
Down in Georgia, over fifty years ago, a marvelous medicine was discovered. It was wh?.
is now known as P. P. P., (Ltppman's Great Remedy), and its fame and reputation has been
growing with the years.
For Rheumatism, Blood Poisoning, Pain in the side, wrists, shoulders, back and joints,
Dyspepsia, Malaria, Scrofula, and all Blood and Skin Diseases, it has never been equalled.
Pain is subjugated, Health Renewed, Appetite restored and sleepless nights banished by
its wonderful influence.
P. P. P. is a wonderful tcnic and strengthener. Weak women should always take
P. P. P. It builds them up. It has the universal commendation of medical men throughout
the country, because we publish the formula on every bottle, and one trial will convince the
most skeptical that it is a genuine health restorer.
Read The Truth And Be Convinced.
A Wonderful Cura.
I wai a martyr to muscular rheumatism for thirty
years : tried all medicines and doctors with no per*
tuanent relief. 1 was advised lo take P. P. P., and
belate I had finished two bottles my pain subsided
so I was able to work. I feel better than I have for
years, and am confident of a complete recovery.
J. S. DDPXISS. Newnanvilte, Pla.
cellent thine. Wc handle about oat doten bottles a
Dra. J. M. *k M. T. RICHARDSON. Piedmont, 8. C
Hot Springs) Surpassed.
A bottle of P. P. P., has done me more good than
.ce months' treatment at the Hot Springs, Ark.
JAMES M. NEWTON, Aberdeen, Brown Co., O.
Testimony from the Mayor.
T suffered with Rheumatism for fifteen years, tried
all the so-called specifics, but to no purpose. My
grandson got me a bottle of P. P. P., and I feel like a
W. H. WILDER, Mayor of Albany.
From Two Well-known Physicians.
We are having a big sale for your 9- P- P.. and
we prescribe it in a greatmany casts, and find it an ex*
Pimples, Sores and Eruptions Cured.
I take great pleasure in testifying to the efficient
qualities of the popular medicine for ?kin ducales
known as P. P. P. I suffered for several years with
an unsightly and disagreeable emption on tuy face.
After taking three bottles tu accordance with direc
tions, I am entirely cured.
Capt. J. D. JOHNSTON,
Savannah, Ga. of Johnston A Co.
-The above letters are taken from many received by us. P. P. P., (Ltppman's
Creal Remedy,) is a medicine whose virtues are known from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
P, P. P. begins its work by purifying the blood, which ia the source cf all life,
and does rot cease until a perfect and entire cure is effected.
The mortifying eruptions that disfigure the complexion, the tired feeling that pre
vents thorough accomplishments of the daily tasks, sleepless nights, loss of appetite
irritability of disposition, all mean a derangement of the system consequent from
impure blood, which can and wi ll "be cured by P. p. p.
P. P. P. (Ltppman's Great Remedy), is conceded by physicians and i!;? people
to be the Greatest Blood Purifier of the Age. It positively ard '?cr:::c:-.:n'.j
cures. For sale by all druggists or direct from us ; price $i a bottle, six boluca for $j.
LIPPHM BROS., mSSiw Uppman Block, SAVANHAH. GA.
For Sale b.Y G. L. PENN & SON.
l^JJUS^W^rLTYbu THAT "PRICES AND WORDS" CUT SOME FIGURE.
listen to us. ^ome unscrupulous dealers fill you full of elegant, smooth words and stick or
unmercifully high "prices."
We Do Business Businessly. . .
^ "We take a pride iu showing our liue of Vehicles for they aro goods we can honestly represent. We
don t nave to use ilowery language for you can readily see at a glance that the goods are chuckful of good
value at the consistent price we ask. We handle thes? goods of Vet icies :
ROCK HILL BUGGIES, TYSON & JONES BUGGIES, BEST MAKE OF
CINCINNATI BUGGIES, "OLD HICKORY" WAGONS,
lou see we handle Standard Goods. The brand is par? of the argument and the price juet settles the
whole matter, that you will buy of us. WE WISH all parties interested in Vehicles to call, and we will
take pleasure in showing goods
RAMSEY & BLAND.
EDGEFIELD and JOHNSTON.
Tho undersigned, dealer in all
kinds of Ginning and Milling Ma
chinery, Wat^r Wheels, Steam
Eugines, Flouring and Corn Mills,
will furnish estimates for whole
plants and put them in operation.
fpjF* Represents the largest Ma
gjSF* Repairs furnished and put
Especial attention to over
haul inri and changing from old to
new systems. "
All correspondence promptly an
G. D. MIMS,
Apr. 21-96. Edgefield, S. C.
Dwelling to Rent.
I wish to rent my Dwelling sit
uated on Butler Street in the town
of Edgefield. App'y lo Mr. D. R.
Durisoe. or to myself.
Miss AMANDA HARRISON,
Apr 21 Trenton, S. C.
Ladies ! !
Buy the CORK SOLE
HEALTH BUTTON B?OTS
you will then lr assured oi
comfort-dry feet-con se
For sale only at
0 JAS. M. COBB'?
! Feb. 12-3m.
THE PEO P L E.
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Paints and Oils,
Glass and Putty,
PR ECRIPTIONS CAREFULY
DAY OK NIG UT.
LYNCH'S DRUG STOKE.
J. D. HOLSTEIN,
NEWSDEALER and BOOKSELLER,
TRENTON, S. (':.,
Subscription* Solicited for any Publication.
Rend thc S.J.ooo prizs story, "Thc Mill of
Science," now being published in thc Chicago
Record-only two'cents i copy. Ymir patron
age would foe appreciated.
Apiil H, iSi/>.
It doesn't, make any difference now
whether this cuts any ice or not. but
we tell you Ramsey & Blinni's prices
on vehicles and harlie** is enough to
THC CELEBRATED TROTTING STAL
Will make the shafton of 1896 at
Heggie Bros. stable. Augusta. Ga.,
commencing the 15th day of
March. "MAHDI" is a beautiful
Bay HOISH 1G hauds high, fine
boue and substauce, and is very
.stylish in appearance. He stamps
his offspring with all of there de
sirable features. His colts are
very promising for the track ae
well as roadsters. Ha will stand
for the small sum of $15.00. Foi
further information aiid pedigree
cull or address.
This Celebrated STALLION 16
hands high, sorel, grand-son of
Hampton, sou of Visitor will
stund the Spring season of 1896 at
FEB-$10.50 for Pisarme?.
SCOUT G ii AV,
EdjHtMd, 0. ll., S. C.
April M -2m.
For lue best rin- I u su rn nee in old
?t ron g ano rel inuit companies,
town or noun try property, call on or
write I>. I?. IK'KISOK, Ai;t.
Fresh and dainty- heavyand laney
groceries,at IV. K. Lynch's.
W. J. RUTHERFOBD & CO
BRICK, LIME, CEMENT, READY ROOFING, if.
Corner Washington and Reynolds Street
WM. SeHWEIGERT & 6o.
-li B LIABLE JEWEL E li S - - -
The Celebrated J ;i q u e s
LeCOULTRE RAZO R,
Fully Warranted, Requires
Sharpening only once in io
years. One Blade $2.co,
Two Bl; de $3.00. For Sale
Wm. SCHWEI GE RT & CO.,
702 BROAD ST., AUGUSTA, GA.,
Send For Our Catalogue.
Belt Buckles 40c.
~ -w Now 25c.
Sterling Silver 2.00
" " HairPins 50c
Call and see them
Pratt ii Ansia C?tto ?ii ml Presses.
Large stocH m Engines, cijeap ano Goos.
LOMBARD I SUPPLY COMPANY.
.AUG UST.A, GA.
Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made. M
Get our Prices before vou bu\T,
Chas, B. Allen,
831 BROAD STREET, - AUGUSTA, GA.,
Sheppards Excelsior Cook. Southern Queen Rnngo. Heating and
Cooking Stoves, all Styles aud prices. Grates, Mantles a??d Tile, Tin
warn of all kinds. Tin Roofing and Galvanized Iron Work*.
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD
/. C. LE y Y ? CO.,
AUGUSTA, - GEORGIA..
Have'uow in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING
The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry eoods whic i ar*
not only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style and firish
gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time we ajm to
? at??ftsh" ",,r
I. C. LEVY & CO.
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA
YOUR ATTENTION /
IP YOU _N EED
Coot Steves, Stove Pans. Stove Pipe, Tinware, Well Buckets
Loaded Shells, banned Goods, Confectionaries.
Evaporators Repaired or made to Order.
LARGEST COOK STOVE FOR-THE MONEY.
Coffee Pots, .Vilk Buckets, and Covered Buckets made from the best of
Tin in tlie market. Itepairs for Cook Stoves I sell, kept in stock. Call
on or address _
CHAS. A. AGUSTIN",
a"opiiTSToi>r, s. c.