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T1!US. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 189G.
PROCEEDINGS OF COURT.
The Court of General Sessions
was adjourned on Monday of this
week. The following are the ac
quittals, convierions and sentences,
at least the most important.
Robert Rabon charged with
house breaking and larceny was
sentenced to the penitentiary for
twelve months, John Honry Rich
ardson, murder, not guilty; Fiank
Cain, assault and battery with in
tone to kill wae found guilty and
sentencsd to thc county chain
gang; Henry Sheppard larceny
from Ihe field, was found guilty,
county chain gang six mouthe or
penitentiary at his option ; the two
cases for violating the dispensary
law against William Alexander and
"W. W. Hall were not pressed.
Sam Oliver, charged with beat
ing his daughter so that she died
jn consequence, was convicted of
manslaughter and sentenced for
ten years at hard labor ; Will
Abney and Ed. Nix, one j ear on
chain gang or penitentiary for samo
period; Gus Butler six months on
chain gang or same time in peni
tentiary or $200 fine.
The most interesting case prob
ably that has occupied the atten
tion of the court at this session
was that of Pickens Settles colored,
charged with killing Charles
Sprowles, his son in law. Settles
is au old cripple, foreman on a
plantation of Capt. Scott Allen of
Fruit Hill. He was shot in the
bowels by Sprowles, and it was
supposed was killed, but after a
few moments of unconsciousness,
according to the testimony of wit
nesses, arose to his ktiees and "said
his prayers," but while saying
Amen reached for his gun took de
liberate aim at his^fleeing adversa
ry and put sixty-four shot in his
body * producing almost instant
death. In this case Solicitor-elect
Thurmond and M. P. Wells Esq.,
appeared for the defence and So
licitor Nelson for the State. The
case was fought vigorously on both
sides. Mr. Thurmond especially
surprised his friends at the extent
of his knowledge of medical juris
prudence. These two legal com
batants bad it so hot and heavy
that one old darkey was heard to
remark that, ''Mr. Nelson rared
and bucked and kicked like a
Texis but Mr. Thurmond staid wid
'im and rid 'im.*' The result was
an acquittai for Settles and great
*-Tejccing OD the part of his colored
and white friends of which he
seemed to have a goodly share.
The Common Pleas is now in ses
fcion and will last during this week,
Alexander Stephens Clay has
been chosen United States Senator
to succeed Gen. John B. Gordon
on the 4th of March next. He de
feated Gov. Atkinson, E. P. Howell
and others in the Democratic cau
^cuiT~ He is the chairman of the
State executive committee.
- Latham Alexander & Co., cot
ton experts of New York estimate
the cotton crop of 1896 at 8,022,000
An Australian scientist informs
us that there is about $65.000,000
worth of geld in solution in a cu
bic mile of sea water.
South Carolina electoral vote
not verified. Democratic ticket
58,801, Palmer 634, Old Line Re
publicans 4,415, New Republicans
W.J.Bryan took last week for
-recreation, duck hunting on the
St. Francis River in South Mis
souri, in cempany with Gov. Stone
of that State and Senator Jones of
A trial of horseless carriages
took place in England a few days
ago. There were fifty vehicles of
'different mikes entered, but an
American device, which covered a
distance of forty-seven miles in
four hours, won tho race.
Some of the folks in Columbia
Ogives to D. H. Tompkins all the
credit for defeating John Gary
[Evans for tae United States Sen
at3 are industriously grooming him
to clean up Ben Tillman at the ex
piration of his present term. .
The Comptroller General hr8
Completed the tabulation of the re.
';urns of the taxable property of
?foo State showing a total valua
;ion of real estate of $100,895,306.
.n increase of about $700,000 over
if pr./vious year. The total value
personal property is $45,500,000
iucroase of somewhat over $170,
[). The value of railroad prop
iy is 823,902,712, and the total
ible property of all kinda in
State is $170,298,018. j
The latest revision of tho elec
tion returns gives McKinley 272
and Bryan 175 electoral votes. In
1888 the vote stood Cleveland 168,
Harrison 233; iu 1892 Cleveland
277, Harrison 145, Weaver 22.
In tho present House of Repre
sentatives the Republican majori
ty is 135. In the next it will be
55. Considering all the odds the
Democratic party made a noble
fight and wi i be in great evideue?
in the future.
It has been definitely arranged
that William J.. Bryan is to take
the lecture platform and his first
address will b>j delivered at Atlan
ta, Ga., early in December. His
route as far as it has been arrang
ed will be after leaviug Atlanta,
Jacksonville, Savannah, Charles
ton, Augusta, Birmingham and
New Orleans. After leaving the
latter city, Mr. Bryau; will go
through Texas, then on to Califor
nia and Oregon, and will not reach
the cities of the East before the
latter par*t of February, 1897,
Se in i. hr onie us Heard From.
I have for some time been in
tending to write for tho dear old
ADVERTISER but have been kept
from so doing by other duties.
Most of her correspondents seem
to have forgotten her, but "Sera" I
will ever cherish her in fondest
memory. Pedagogue, after having
bodily eaten up Sem, P. J., Van
Star, and goodness knows who all
else, jumps on the Monitor does it
up according to his (Pedagogues)
notion; and now he shakes his
bloody lance, reeking with the
gore of the vanquished and defies
the whole ^ aman race and the in
habitants of Mars to boot! ! He is
at present engaged in teaching at
Hickory Grove. He is by all odds
one of the beet posted country
school teachers in the State.
I reckon you noticed the slight
tiffs the Advocate and Sentinel
have been having. "We regret ex
ceedingly anything of this kind,
as we esteem them both very high
Well Bryan was beaten. "We
were truly sorry to hear this, but
hope and pray that four years may
work a neversal ol sentiment in
the middle western states and send
them bounding into the Bryan
rauks. Our grief is alloyed with
joy however that the mest pitiful
exhibition of pure "cussedness"
ever exhibited on the American
continent-Palmer and Buckner's
race-was stamped so hard by tho
American voters that it "busted"
into a thousand fragments. These
men met a merited suowuuder.
The Carolina News says of them :
Cleveland's bastard candidates
Palmer and Buckner, did'nt cut
much of a figure in the South where
Democracy is real and true."
Thank God if Bryan did'nt car
ry the votes, he carried the territo
ry. The number of square miles
that,Bryan carried would swallow
the number that McKinley carried
and have many to spare. It shows
that the great expanse of eastern
and western territory that will oue
day be the controlling power in the
United States is not yet divorced
from right and truth. The far
mers and miners who represent the
great industries of our country are
not yet ready to own the shackles
of a cruel despot. The besotted,
ignoiant, purchasable non-Ameri
can vote by whose agency Bryan
was defeated, are mere cattle when
compared to the brave yourmany
by whose valor our liberty was
achieved and by whose bravery it
has been maintained. Can such
varlets keep down a virtuous free
born commonalty? Never !
Mr. W\ E. Shepherd, of the dry
goods house of Davison, Lowe cfc
Shepherd, Athens, Ga., says of
Boyal Germetuer :
"For four long months I was fiat
on my back, unable to move a sin
gle limb of my body without as
sistance. Nothing gave me relief.
I had given up all hopes of recov
ery until the great remedy, King's
Royal Germeteur was given me.
The first week I began to improve,
and in less than thirty days was
on my feet attending to my duties.
I am now able to work twelve
hours out of every twenty-four,
and sell as many dry goods as any
mau in Georgia.
It has pleased the Lord to call
home our beloved brother MI
CHAEL HORN. He was one of
the best members of Mt. Lebanon
Baptist church. He was born in
Edgefield counly S. C., and died at
his home Nov.9tb, 1896.
That his soul is resting sweetly
with Christ no ono has a doubt.
All who knew Bro. HORN only knew
him to love him. His affectionate
wife and four little children, his
brethern and sisters of Mt. Leba
non, and a large community of
friends mourn his decease. May
the Holy Spirit comfort and
Lord's grace sustain the bereaved
family. His PASTOR.
I Respectfully beg my patrons to
remember my appointments at Tn EX
TON on Wednesday of each and every
week for dental work, which will be
executed in accordance with the latest
No charge for consultation.
MA N LY TIM M ONS, D. I >. S.
Xov. 24, 'UG. Edgefield, S. C., j
at W. W. ADAMS.
Jackson's Staple And
For dainties to serve on Thanksgiv
mg, Christmas, and other feast days
go to Jackson's where you will find
them fresh, luscious, and reasonable in
price. Raisins, Currants, Citron
Canned fruits and fresh fruits, Evapo
rated and dried fruits. Cheese and
Maccaroni, Candies, &c, &c.
Do you wish staple goods? Go
to Jackson's. He bas Flour, Su
gar. Coffee, parched and green,
Lard, Meal, Grits, Rice.
Try once bis Pickles, Spices, Catsups
and you will always buy of him.
Tobaccocs and Cigars.
These Celebrated Chewing
"Bonnie Blue Fly."
"Red Juice," P.R., and Billie Butt'
In a word
Fancy and Staple
Groceries of all kinds
at living prices.
L. E. JACKSON,
Edgelield, S. C.
Nov. 24. 'OG.
??ot'Mu?t as CoDd"
We are not content to ?ak. oar
DOORS, SASH %
I & BLINDS VCTHOM
all tbetiaie. f,WT.?, better SOI#?? ,
ery, better M??J lumb-:r-an<l
AUGUSTA LUnBER CO..
A AUG03TA. OA
is al way 8 in demand because it. ie
valuable and i j always valuable.
We sell old Hickory Wagons the
whole year round because they
are fully worth what wa ask for
them every day in the year. It is
just as safe to put money into an
old Hickory Wagon a3 in a bank.
The wagons won't run off, and will
be worth all you paid for them ev
ery day in the year.
For hard times and all times is
not, where are the goods made, or
who makes them, for ten or twenty
years ago somo names and places
stood higher than now, and new
names have become significant.
The enterprising business mau
wanta lo know where to get the
best goods for the least money.
That's the test question. Old
Hickory Wagons are the recogniz
ed btandard. Compare our prices
with any others ; we except none,
quality considered. We will be
satisfied with the result of tho
It is frequently said of of her
makes of wagons that they are
"cheaper" than the Old Hickory,
old Hickory is the standard, and
there can only be* one "Old Hicko
ry." But are the others cheaper?
Don't take the word of anyone for
it. Come and examine them your
self. Other makes to be cheaper
must be "just as good." Are they?
Price is something, but quality is
more. Now, it's easy to decide
are ihey cheaper?
AND TALKS EFFECTIVELY
THESE TIMES *****
WE give more value for every dol
lar we ask for our goods than
can be obtained anywhere else
and we throw in a world of satisfac
tion and pleasure with it.
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BUGGIES ! !
For $35.00, .$37.50,
$45.00, $50.00, and
Who Ever Heard
of Such Pri?es ?
TO THEM AT THE
PRICES IN THE
W I 1) E, WI DE
WOK LD. - - -
RAMSEY & BLAND
EDGEFIELD & JOHNS ?'ON.
MAY BE THOUGHT BY
Some That I Am Out Ot" Bu
So I take this opportunity of
letting my friends know that I am
still in the procession, though I do
not claim to lead everybody in ev
erything; but as a matter of fact I
am selling goods cheaper thau they
were ever offered ar this pince be
250 Rolls Ribbon at New York
250 prs. English Lisle and
?albriggan Hose-assorted col
ors-for Misses and children, go
ing at 15c, 2 pra. lor 25c ; original
prices from 25c to G5c per pr.
Ail Shoes reduced five tn sev
enty-five cents per pair.
Pants Jeans and Casaimers 10
to 30 per cent. off.
Chocked Homespuns, Ticking,
Sea Island, Shining, Gingham,
Check Muslin, Cretonne. Cotton
Flannel, Red and White Flannels
reduced 10 to 15 per cant.
Outing, Cashmeres, Serges,
Table Linen, Towels &c, cut 18 to
20 por cent.
Hosiery, Gloves Handkerchiefs
and Under Vests marked down 10
to 20 per cent.
Blankets, Comforts and Coun
terpanes 10 io 20 per cent, off.'
Hamburg Edgings, Silks, and
all N dione all reduced, und some
at New York cost.
We are keeping our stock nf - ta-,
pie goods lilied in as the)' Hell out,
but they nre all sold ai a ol.?se
margin, in order to move the bal
ance >f the stock. ^30 ' Give as a
call when you need dry goods and
S II ? E'S. ^gCf
JAMES E. HAKT,
Estate of ALVIN HART, dec'd,
LOOK HERE ! !
Read this before spending
Another dollar. A big
cut in pri?es on Dress Goods,
Shoes, and Pants [Goods.
k k k
We have the largest stock of
these goods ever shown to this
trade. Those goods must bo sold,
and if low prices count for any
thing, they will be 6old-and sold
quickly. This is your chance to
get your Winter Goods for less
than you can by them in Augusta.
SHOES-We can sell you shoes
at bargain prices. Our regular
$2.00 ladies button shoes reduced
to .$150. Our $150 ladies and men's
shoes cut down to $125. Our $125
men's cut down to $1.00.
PANTS GOODS-Our regular
22-Ac jeans now 18Ac. Our 27c all
wool jeans now 22?c. Our 33?c
all-wool jeans now 25c. Our 45c
10 oz. all-wool joana now 37?c.
We positively have cut prices ou
these goods just as stated above.
DRESS GOODS-You never saw
such bargains as we are offering in
Dress Goods. We have cut our
22Ac and 25c all-wool serges and
cashmeres! down to 18Jc. 35c
Dress ?oods cut to 30c. Our 50c
Dress goods cut to 33?c.
Large quantity of fiue Boukleys
and Serges at prices astonishingly
low. Don't fail to see our Dress
Braids, &c, in all shades and
styles at attractive prices.
DOMESTICS-We lead in this
line of staples. Everybody must
have these goods and we want to
Fruit of Loom bleaching, at 6?c.
.J Gran. C. Shirtings, at 4c yd.
I Gran. R. R. Shirtings, at 5c.
4? Sea Island Sheeting, at4ic.
BLANKETS and FLANNELS,
eec,-Blankets worth $6.50 going
at $5.00. Blankets worth $3.00 go
ing at $2.45. Blankets worth $1.50
going at $1.00.
Our 25c flannel is as good as can
be bought elsewhere for 30 and
We sell a white Table Linen 70
inches wide for 50c yd. flus goods
is worth 75c. anywhere.
Our goods have been bought
cheap, and our motto is "Under
sell" all Competitors.
Limited space forbids our quo
ting prier's on all goods. Call on
us and we will save you from 15
to 25 per cent on your winter
Very Respect ful Iv,
? HART & MAY, ?
Successors to Hart May & Co.
We will pav IGAcls. for Cotton
Seed, " L. G. Bell,
E. J. Norris,
M. A. Taylor.
Hom e-Made Sorghum, at
W. W. ADAMS. 1
J. E. EMBREE,
547 Broad St., Augusta, G-a.
CHEAPEST TO THE FINEST LOT OF
EVER PUT ON THE MARKET.
Al! I ask is to give me a call before buying, andi will make it t?
the interest of the people. I give polite and prompt attention NIGHT
Nov. 24, 1896.
IS NOW HEADY WITH THE BEST BARGAINS
IN FALL AND WINTER
WhPti you come to town don't buy until you see our
Prices. Styles, and Qualit?s. We will Astonish you,
PRINTS. PANTS GOODS, DRESS GOODS, are cheaper
than you have ever bought them. Don't be caught by cheap shoddy
stuff when you can buy a genuine artice so cheap. Remember this :
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 aud TRIMMINGS DEPARTMENT.
Shoes ! Shoes ! !
We have always lead the Shoe busines and are prepared this season
especially to hold our ground. Solid Goods, G x>d Wearers, up to
date styles, is our Motto.
Clothing and Hats.
i ...... - - .' . ' _., ' -, .' . 1
We are Strictlv in it. Remember the Cele
brated ELK BRAND HAT and our
We will save you Money if you come this way. Our Stock
is New and Fresh, aud Goods, are too Cheap
to Buy Old Stuff.
Blankets, Jeans, Domestics, Trunks,
SATCHELS, OIL CLOTHS, are Cheaper than ever.
To trade intelligently, test the market, buy where you get the
best qualities for the least money.
You want Goods, WE want and must have your busines
and will do Business with you on the SQUAR E.
JAS. M. COBB.
Edgefield, C. H., Sept. 29, 1896--31T1.
bottled under the
"Red, White and Blue"
label are distilled and guaranteed by us. We have been
selling to the South for FORTY YEARS and we know
what you want. Ask your Dispensary for " Red, White
and Blue" label liquor and insist on getting it.
FREIBERG & WORKUM, Distillers,
LYNCHBURG, O. PETERSBURGH, Kv. CINCINNATI, O
NOTICE OF FINAL DIS
NOTICE i? hereby given that on
the 4th day of December, 1890, the
undersigned as administrator of
the estate of John S. Buzzard, de
ceased, will make application un
to J. D. Allen, Judge cf Piobatu in
and for the county of Edgefield
fora final discharge ns adminis
J. C. BUZZARD,
Nov. 2-tf Ad'nior.
Al! persons holding claims
against the county will render
them in on or before Monday, De
center next, the 2nd, at 10 o'clock
a. m., strictly.
M. A. WHITTLE,
Sup? rv i sor.
STORE YOUR COTTON.
"" , . ,, ... I have the management (f the
fheSouthern Cultivator uow comes T>-U TO_""A
'wicca mont h instead ofon'oe, und has
been greatly improved. Any of our
subscribers eau get this old reliable
in connection with the AI>VERTISER
both one year $2.25.
Edgefield Brick Warehouse and
wil? store Cotton at 25c. per bale
E. J. NORRIS.
BIG ADS AND BIG TALK.
MAY CATCH THE MINDS OF SOME, BU I' ALL
GOOD BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE
Eight Goods and the Hight Prices,
There havo been some awful Smash-ups among the Manufac
turers and Jobbers which has enabled us
to buy Goods Cheaper Mian ever
before, consequently can sav?you from
Twenty-five to Fifty Per Cent.
On everything in Dry Goods. Clothing, Shoos and Hats. We have done
so, are doing so to-dav, and will continuo \> do regardless of what
others may do or say against us. All the argument in the world
would not induce you tu trade with us if our prices were not right.
A COMPARISON IS ALL WE ASK
and weare satisfied we will please you. Everybody rrppecffully in
vited to call and sen what we can do for them.
A. J. BROOM,
THE LEADER OF LOW PRICES.
W. J. RUTHERFORD & CO
BRICK, LIME, CEMENT, BEADY ROOFING, ftC.
Corner Washington and Reynolds Street
WM. SeHWEi?ERT & 0o.
J e w e 1 ry Establish m en t,
702 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
Send for our Catalogue.
56 Pieces China Tea Set, - - $8.75
New Watches, Warranted, - - - $2.50
Other Watches as low as - - $1.50
Jardineers, from -. - - - $1.25 up
B. & H. Lamps, finest on earth in Hall, Banquet, and Piano
Styles, from - - - $2.00 up.
Full Line of the ever Popular links.
SEWING MACHINES, on easy I' ERM S.
aifl iinsta Cotton Gins anfl Presses.
Lange Steen cf Eijgips, Cijeap ai)d Goos.
P fMi/iD?Drt \,RON WORKS AND
L-UIVlDMriL/ I SUPPLY COMPANY.
Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly'Made.
fiJtF' Get our Prices before you buy.
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD
/. C. LEVY & CO.,
TAIL OR. FI J CL O TRIERS,
kUGUSJA, - GEORGI*].
Uavejuow in store thelr^entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHJNG
Tho largest stock ever shown in Angosta. We aim to carry goods whicti 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
IF YOU JSIEED., ._^_=
Cool Steves, Stove Pans, Stove Pipe, Tinware, Well Mets
Loaded Shells, Canned 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 _
CHAS, A. AUSTIN,
JOHlTSTO]SI\ S. C.
NEWSDEALER and BOOKSELLER,
TRENTON, S. C.,
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April 14, iS,".
See i Oats,
Home-Made Sorghum, at
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 olcf
frames while you wait. All
Prof/P. M. WHITMAN,
739 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
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