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THOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7,1896.
the brow of labor this crown of
thorns. Yon shall not crucify
mankind upon a cross of gold."
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
ARTHUR SE WALL,
For U. S. Senator:
JOSEPH H. EARLE,
For Governor :
W. H. ELLERBE,
For Lieutenant Governor:
M. B. MCSWEENEY,
For Secretary of State:
D. H. TOMPKINS,
W. H. TIMMERMAN,
For Attorney General :
W. A. BARBER,
For Comptroller General :
For Superintendent of Education :
W. D. MAYFIELD,
For Adjutant General :
J. GARY WATTS,
. of Laurens.
..._, For Congress :
W. J. TALBERT,
J. WM. THURMOND,
William J. Bryan, the demo
cratic nominee for president, spoke
in Boston last week to an audi
ence of seventy-five thousand peo
Col. Neal, who is at tho head of
the Penitentiary State farm, will
make this year eight hundred bales
of cotton and twelve thou-and lion
els of corn.
. The Supreme court of the Uni
ted States will hear the cases test
ing tho constitutionality of thc
South Carolina Dispensary law on
the 19th of October.
The State Board of Control on
last Wednesday paid over to the
State Treasurer the sum of $25,000,
profits of the State dispensary. This
is the firs! payment ever made on
account of profits.
The news comes by telegram
that 3,000 Armenians have been
massacred by the insatiate Turk.
Only the interference of the great
nations of tho earth will put a
stop to these atrocities.
The Porf, Royci and Western
Carolina railroad, once the Au
gusta & Knoxville, has been chan -
ed to the Charleston and Western
Carolina with J. B. Cleveland as
From many intelligent and in
fluential Reform sources through
out the State it is suggested that
the old Edgefield Reform war
horse, the Hon. W. H. Yeldell,
should bo the next Speaker of the
House of Representatives. This
is a spontaneous movement on the
part of the people, because we
know that Mr. Yeldell has never
even thought of it. We saw him
a few days ago and our relation
ship as friends is such that we
feel certain if he liad known of
any such disposition on the part
of his political friends in the
8tate or had any such aspirations,
he would have said something
about it. We have known Mr.
Yeldell many years and have been
closely associated with him fora
long time, and we know and the
people know, of what honest ma
terial he is made. No man, no
set of men, no influenio that is
not fair, that is not honest and
that in any degree would be
against the welfare of all the peo
ple could be brought to. bear upon
W.H. Yeldell and cause bira to
swerve one whit from an hone.it
and conscientious purpose to
serve the people wholly without
fear, favor, or affection.-Green
The wind and rain storm that
visited Edgefield on Tuesday of
last week did us only good, bring
ing moisture to '.he dry and thirsty
earth, and reviving all animal
and vegetable lifo. We got mendy
the outer edge of a tcrrifllc cyclone
that struck thc coast pf Florida
and Georgia, doing its greatest
damage at Savannah. Thence it
proceeded, northward, spreading
out ianshapo until it reached Wis
consin on the west and Connecti
cut on the -east. Mille ns of dol
lars worth of property ware destroy
ed and many lives lost in its
Those most capable of judging
and "ho have given the political
situation the most thorough aud
conscientious study maintain that
the next House of Representatives
will favor silver. Such being the
case, if Bryan be elected, there
will be nothing in the way of a
restoration of the white metal to
its birthright, the Sonate being al
ready in favor of such legislation
and beyond possibility of change
by the presen* year's election. But
it is also a fact that the probabili
ties that the next lower house cf
congiess will be democratic are
greater than that BryaD will be
Bryan himself has no doubt of
his election. In a letter to the
"New York Journal," by the way
the greatest newspaper on the con
tinent, he says : "I have no doubt
of my election, and I base my con
fidence upon the fact that the free
coinage sentiment is growing eve
The people are studying the
mouev question, and the study of
it is convincing the people gener
ally that there can be no perma
nent prosperity so long a3 the gold
standard is maintained.
The gold standard makes a dear
er dollar; a dearer dollar means
falling prices and falling prices
means hard times.
TlIE NUMBER Or REPUBLICANS
WHO HAVE DECLARED FOR, FREE SIL
VER OUT-NUMBERS THE DEMOCRATS
WHO HAVE DESERTED THE TICKET;
AND, WHILE THE NUMBER OF SILVER
REPUBLICANS IS INCREASING ALL
THE TIME, TRE NUMBER OF BOLTING
DEMOCRATS IS ALL THE TIME DE
While I have no doubt as to my
election, I believe that every ad
vocate of free coinage should work
from now to election day to make
the majority in the Electoral Col
lege so large that no party hereaf
ter will ever dare to piopose sub
mission to a foreign financial pol"
W. J. BRYAN.
Commissioners of lilection.
'The following gentlemen have
been appointed commissioners of
Election for Edgefield county:
State: L. Charlton, J. N. Fair, J.
Blocker. Federal : D. B. Hollings
worth, J. T. Mime, J. C. Williams.
Lott vs. Nicholson.
In the matter of the contested
election cate of Lott vs. Nicholson?
the Executive Committee, at its
meeting on Mouday, decided that
they would not entertain the mat
ter further, but would allow the
declaration of the election already
made to stand, that declaration be
ing that Mr. Nicholson was elected
to th"> office of County Superin
tendent of Education.
Chatfield vs. Talbert.
P. B. Chatfield of Aiken, manag
er of the Highland Park Hotel, has
been uomiuated by the republi
cans as a candidate for congress
against Talbert. s'Jas'' will not
mind Chatfield more than the
bull does the fly on his horns. Eut
it will be the part of wisdom for
democrats to act in thi* matter as
though the fly were a formidable
antagonist. Sp let us all rally
round the flag and give our pres
ent representative a majority that
is his due.
Settlements all Right.
Register, Oct. 4th.
Compt'oller General Norton re
turned to the cit}- yesterday. He
has boen for. the past week on a
tour of settlement with Treasurers
in thc Weste rn and Southeas'em
counties. He visited Edgefield,
Aiken, Barnwell, Beaufort, Hamp
ton, Charleston, md Berkeley and
found ever3'thing correct and the
hooks well kept, '
lhere wai> some trouble reported
by the grand jury of Edgefield in
reference to the taxes in that coun
ty for 1893-91 which has never
boen settled. Mr. Norton :-aid that
ho had sent Auditor Wise of Ai
ken to Edgefield. ns an expert, to
investigate the matter and turn
on the light on all transactions.
We will pay 12cts. for CVton
E. J. Norris,
M. A. Taylor.
Jennings Hepatic is the best remedy
to take at this season of the year for
correction of the torpidity of the liver,
the King of our internal organs. It
rejuvenates aud rehabilitates and
touches up and tones down all I he ot h
er?. For * sale only at the Lynch drug
RUMORS EX AGER ATED.
CEDAR KEYS HAS NOT BEEN SWEPT
AWAV.-BUT FIFTEEN PEOPLE
ARE REPORTED DROWNED.
Jacksonville, Fin., O.t. 2.-Re
ports from Cedar Keys tell a story
of great damage to proper'y and
loss oj, life from fire and flood.
Many Tumors from there spoke of
Cedar Keys having been v.-i ped
out, but fortunately later and mord
authenticated reports sh'ow this
was an exaggeration. As it is, how
ever, fifteen persons are reported
In Mrs/ Weidley's house alone
five persons perished y the flood,
including three of M.? Weidley's
children and her ni and the
latter's child. B )dies . being re
covered from along th jast and
many fishermen who wc .ul Mon
day night have not 1 . ) beard
from since they left. It id feared
that thc fatalities will exceed the
The Florida Central and Penin
sular railroad will be compelled to
build au entire new track for a dis
tance of four miles. All thc
wharves at Cedar Keys are washed
away, several houses were, blown
down and six were destroyed by
Mrs. Anna Gage, wife of Ex
Deputy U. S. marshal,
Columbus, Kart,, says:
"I was delivered
of TWINS in
less than 20 min
utes and with
scarcely any pain
after using onlj'
two bottles of
DID NOT SUFFER AFTERWARD.
PTSentby Express or Mnll, on receipt ol prlr-o,
81.00 per bottle, ?oolc "TO M0TUKIIS"
BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO., ATLANTA, GA.
SOLD BY ALT. DRUGGISTS.
Judge Probate's Sale.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
In the Probate Court.
Laura H. Bunch and 1J. E Bunch.
Plaint iii?, vs. C. S. Cox in her
o:rn right and as Admrx. of the
rsl a to of Alexander Sharpton
irr., dee'd., et. al., Defendants.
NOTICE is hereby given that by vir
tue ol' the deer..[ the Probate
Court for Edgefield County in this
cause, I will sell at public ?incl ion,
in front of the court house, at
Edgefield, in the county of Edge
field, on salesday in November,
being the 2nd day of said month,
the following described real estate
belonging to the astale of Alexan
der Sharpton Sr., deceased, to wit:
All that tract, piece or parcel of
l?ud, situate, lying, and being'in
the county of Edgefield, in the
State of South Carolina, and con
taining ei^ht hundred acres, more
or less, and bounded on the north
bylands of Mrs. M. T. Bunch and D.
W. Sharpton, Sr., on tho east by
lands of D. W. Sharpton, Sn,
Agnes E. Ellis and George D. Till
man, on the south by lands of
Mrs. Agnes E. Ellis, Mrs. M. T.
Bunch and the estate of George
W. Nixon, deceased, and west by
the Savannah River.
Also, all that other tract or piece
of land, situate, lying and being in
the County of Edgefield, in the
State of South Carolina on Gun
nels Creek, and containing a mill
site thereon. The same being the
tract which was referred to in tho
will of Jeptha Sharpten as record
ed in record of Wills "'D" Page 75.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash,
the balance on a credit of twelve
mouths with interest from date of
sale. Tho credit portion" to be se
cured by a bond of the purchaser
and a mortgage of tho premises,
that tho purchaser be at liberty to
pay all cash if he so decres.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. D. ALLEN,
BY virtue of authority vested in
me as the executor of the last will
and testament of S. C. Still, late
of Edgefield county, in the State of
South Carolina, I will during legal
hours of salo on the first Monday
in November, A. D., 1S96, in front
of the court house in said county
and state, sell at public outcry to
tho highest and last bidder, for
cash, the following real estate:
One tract of laud sit?ale, lying
and .peing in Edgefield county and
Stat&of;South Carolina, contain
ing eighty-two acres, moro or less,
and bounded by lends of 0. L.
Still, J. W.Blcdsoe, D. and B. !..
Youngblood, and Rufus Werls,
said tract ht ing known ns the
Also, one tract of land known as
tho Elijah* Still homestead tract,
situate, lying and being in Edgi -
fi"ld Counts and the State,,!' South
Carolina, containing one hundred
and five aeres, more or less, :ind
bounded by lands of A. B. Pri'ic,
J. C. Loirroy, W. B. Lowrey, .J. C.
i Herrin. Mrs. James Holland, Liz
zie B. Dorn, and Caleb Parkman.
ORHAM I'S LAKE ST J LL,
Executor of the last will and
testament of S. C. Still.
STRAYED OR STOLEN.
MY setter dog -'.Gary." Col.ir, while
and light liver or yellow. Has been
missing since Sept. 28th, 1896, and w,is
scon in Edgefield Village on the 20th
of Sept. and on the Isl of October. Any
information leading to the recovery
of the doff will he greatly appreciated
and the person will bi- handsomely re
warded. B. M. SULLIVAN,
Ropers T. 0. Edgefield Co., S. C.
ART, and CO,
F O R
$1,000 worth Bay State SI70ES
We are agents for the Fa
mous Clothing House,
Wanamaker and Brown,
Will take your order for both Ready
made and made-to-order Clothing.
Their goods are absolutely all wool
guaranteed to flt. Suits from ?'?.?O
f^T" See this space next week.
E. B. HART & CO.
Edgclleld, C. IL. Oct. G, 1896.
~~ VALUABLE LANDS
1?U acres of land 7miles from Edge
field C. H., on the Mocker road. On
thc plane are three tenant houses, an
excellent well of water, a good barn
with Sheds on both sides. There is
also a young orchard of three acres
containing apple, pear, and cherries.
About 40 acres in woods.
For terms apply to
R. L. DUNOVANT,
JCdgelield C. IL, S.C.
1 WO fine looking hound dogs one a
black and tan. the other a blue spotted
dog. These dogs left my place on
Thursday Sept. 24th. A liberal re
ward will be p lill for their recovery.
S. E. HOLLEY,
Ort (>, '96. Aiken, S. C.
TO I3UY OUR GOODS
DAVE BOUGHT IN THE
tho largest, host selected,
and cheapest stock of
goods ever brought to Edgefield.
Come one come all and examine
for yourselves before purchasing
elsewhere. MODS'Fall and Win
ter Underwear, in suits, prices
and quality to suit everybody.
Ladies and Children's Underwear
cheaper than ever before.
A superb line of dress go.-ds,
Henriettas, Cashmeres, Brillian
ettes in cheeks and stripes, serges
in different colors and. designs,
fancy plaids, Albatross, Cr?pons,
tweed suitings, Charmeleans, and
beaut .ful Flannelette Suitings and
shades and prices lower than ever
Trimmings in Velvets, Velve
teens, Silks and elegant braids
and pasementrio latest colors and
shades to suit the most fastidious
taste. Silks for Waists, exquisite
quality and lovely colors, cheaper
than ever before.
Sal teens and wash fabrics,
Prikts in Simpson's and Hamil
ton's brand, very beautiful in de
sign and colors. 5c. per yard, Gin
ghams and Chambrays, Cheviots
and novelty print:* in all stylos
White Goods-Bleaching Shirt
ing and Sheeting all widths and
qu i 1 itios, prices lower than ever.
Hosier}'-This department is
unsurpassed anywhere, we make a
specialty in this lino of goods, In
fants. Children, Ladies, Men and
Boys Hose, a beautiful assortment
and very cheap.
An endless variety, Mens' La
dies, Misses, Youths and Children
Shoes, cheaper than ever and qual
C 1 o t h i n g-This department
is complete, Mens. Suits, Boys
Suits and Pants, latest styles at
prices that will startle you.
Hals, Ribbons, Feathers, Flow
ers, Aigrettes and ornaments at the
lowest figures and very beautiful.
Ladies, Misses and Infants
Cloaks and Capes, latest styles
and colors marvelously cheap.
Corsets, Feather1 >one .ar.d other
first-class qualities, very cheap,
Dress Stays, Gloves in endless va
rieties, lowest prices.
Laces and Emhioideries every
variety and style, ! eautiful Hand
kerchiefs, Neckwear and many
other things too numerous to men
Give us a call and examine and
I am sure you will be benefit ted
J. W. Peak,
NEW YORK HACKET.
EIK:EFIELD, S. C.
I ,t "Just as -uocd" vg
I but Tr
M OOOfcS, SASH %
1 3EH2U. BEHEB,
belief for US. .
Send for Tn" Li*.
IS NOW READY WITH THE BEST BARGAINS
IN FALL AND WINTER
When you come to town don't buy until you see our
Prices. Styles, aud Qualit?s. "We will Astonish you,
PRINTS. PANTS GOODS, DRESS GOODS, are cheap, r
than you have ever bought them. Don't be caught by cheap shod<:.\
stuff wheu you can buy a genuine artice so cheap. Remember thu- :
WE BUY FOR SPOT CASH and SELL
FOR SPOT CASH.
And are in a position to sell you close and save you Money.
You have not seen anything on this Market equal to our
DRESS GOODS and TRIMMINGS DEPARTMENT.
Shoes ! Shoes ! !
We have always lead the Shoe busines and are prepared this season
especially to hold our ground. Solid Goods, G vxl Wearers, up t.>
date styh'S, if? our Motto.
Clothing and Hats.
We are Strictly in it. Remember the Cele
brated ELK BRAND HAT and our
We will save you Mouey if you come thia way. Our Stock
is New aud Fresh, and Goods, are too Cheap
to Buy Old Stuff.
Blankets, Jeans, Domestics, Trunks,
SATCHELS, OIL CLOTHS, are Cheaper than ever.
To trade intelligently, test tho market, buy where you get the
best qualities for the least money.
You want Goods, WE want and must have your b ...ines
and will do Business with vou on the S Q U A U E.
JAS. M. COBB.
Edgefield, C. H., Sept. 29, 1896-3111.
- [ 00 ] -
As the Successor of George
Penn, I ara conducting a Restau
At the old stand, where I will
serve Meals at all hours. Will
send meals to houses when desired.
g?0 Prices low and Satisfac
[SUCCESSOR TO GEORGE PENN.]
Home-Made Sorghum, at
W. W. ADAMS.
We want 30 car loads of Cotton
E. J. NORRIS and L. G. BELL
Ag'ts Georgia & Southern Cotton
M. A. TAYLOR, Weigher.
Soe i Oats,
Homo-Made Sorghum, at
W. W. ADAMS.
Milling and j
The undersigned, dealer i i all
kinds of Ginning and Mil?ng Mu
ch i nery. \Vat*r Win Hs, St-am
Engines, Flouring and Corn Mills,
?viii furnish estimates for whole
plants and put ilwrn in operation.
Represents the largest Ma
j?CP"* Repairs furnished ami put
/fW" Especial attention to over
hauling un I changing from old to
All correspondence promptly an
G. D. M ? M S.
Apr. 21-9G. Edgefield,8. C.
I will be fit ruy office in the vil
lage every firBt Monday and re
main there one week, to partially
resume the practice of my profes
sion- I have made a speciality of
chronic and contagious diseases of
. I thauk my frieuds for past pat
ronage and solicit a continuance
for the same.
Office Edgefield C. H., at T.
W. D. JENNINGS SR.,
Sept. 29, '96. M. D.
C. A. GRIFFIN, A. E. PADGETT.
Fire, Life, and Accident Insu
Office in The Farmers Bank of Edge
field, S. 0.
We represent the following First- Class
Northern Assurance Company of
Assets American Branch,
American Fire, Philadelphia,
Will write first-class risks in town
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Com
pany of Xewark, New Jersey.
All policies participate in dividends
annually, and are incontestible and
non-Forfeitable after two years.
Before applying for insurance write
us or see us personally.
' - Sous IN SOTTVESONLY^A
Vot-M.T* ? NO* WRX MMKN 61? ??34 V04ncSr
For Sale at all County Dispen
nu:) tVlftfrmpliy, AogmiH. Ga.
t?H'orv yo t' - t book?. Actual basinet* fren
'i ? ..teiliir < iilli't'i- g' od?, money and businest
. ??! n lt. for- lihid to Au g ut tit
... .vf Ui.d-i.ini ly fllmtra'cd catalogue.
BIG BARGAINS and
PLENTY OF THEM.
A SOLID MONTH 03? PICNICS.
Our entire Store ono Hu-o Bargain Counter f >r the Monti; of July.
Come and pep the feast we have for you, and theil take your choice.
All those 10 and 12i cent. Dimities u'o this month for 8J,c.
Those pretty Batiste and Scotch Lawns 20 yards for. $1.00.
White Lawns. Swisses, (Vpons, Chali h-s, ar.d in fact every
thing on the
"Cut Price" List This Month,
Ladies, Misses, ar-d childrei s fast black hose only Scents. Bet
ter ones, full seamless and stainles, only 10 cents. Pins and Needles
1 cent a p'iper. Best patent Hooks and ?yep 5cts. Whalebone Dress
S'.ays only 5 cents.
Ladies Dongola Oxford Slippers reduced from $1.00 to $1.00. La
dies button Shoes, a Beauty, only .$1.00. Mens' Dress Slues, ?ll styles,
CAN'T BE BEAT at $1.25. Better and finer ones to suit everybody.
It will pay you to give us a call and it will be a pleasure for us
to show you our Stock, come to see i s before you buy ns we can't save
you any mouey AFTER you have bought elsewhere. No one will ap
preciate your trade more or will treat you It t ter than wu will.
Very r< sped ful ly,
A. J. BROOM,
T II E LEADER OF LOW P R I C E S.
W. J. RUTHERFORD & CO"
BRICK, LIME, CEMENT, BEADY ROOFING, ftC.
Corner Washington and Reynolds Street
Aue:usta5 - ? C3r a.
WM. SeHWEieERT & Co.
Jewel ry E s f a b 1 i s h m e n t,
702 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
J3|r Send for cur Catalogue.
This space is reserved for E. L.
Fox, who has just returned
from New York with plenty of
nmith si Aiisla Cotton Gins ai Presses.
large SHOCK o? Erjeines, O??EBP 0 cooo.
i/SD ADH ? iRON WORKS AND
VlDAr\?J I SUPPLY COMPANY.
Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
jyk% Get our Prices before you bujT.
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD
/. C. LEVY ? CO.,
? TAILOR.FI7 CLOTHIERS,
Have'now in store tlielrlentire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING
Tte largest stock ever shown in Augusta, We aim to carry goods whio.t 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 bujers will bc our steadiest^customers
Polite attention to all. A call will be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA
YOUR ATTENTION /
JU1 YOU JMEEIDE
Cook Staves, Stove Pans, Stove Pipe, Tinware, fell Butt
Loaded Shells, r.anned 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 of
Tin in the market. Repairs for Cook Stoves I sell, kept in stock. Call
on or address ~ _
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TRENTON, S. C.,
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ise wuuKI be appreciated.
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\Y. W, ADAMS.
Grinds lenses for all defects
of sight. If your eyes trouble
you, consult him and he will
If you need glasses, medicine
or rest. Fits glasses into old
frames while you wait. All
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739 Broail St.. Augusta, Ga.
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