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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24,1897.
Mrs. James A. Dozier.
'.Blessed are the dead who die in the
Lord." So say? the beloved disciple
in the Revelations; "yea saith the
Spirit that they may rest from their
labors." So the spirit of Mrs. James
Dozier passed away into an eternity
of peace and rest, which this world
can not give, for here can be expe
rienced only a foretaste of what will
be our hereafter. Mrs. Dozier was be
fore her marriage Miss Roper of Edge
fleld, but most of her early life was
spent in Columbia, where she lived
with her adopted parents Mr. and Mrs.
Gen. Jones. In Columbia she had all
the advantages of early training and
culture which the city could afford.
She was widely known for her unusual
beauty, and amiability of disposition.
The latter characteristic always at
tracts the more zealous affection of
those most closely associated, and the
more kindly interest and love of
friends and acquaintances. So it is
that many to-day in Edgefield in heart
ire sad, and cast down in spirit on ac
count of the departure of this dear
friend. She leaves behind to sorrow
for her loss, three daughters, Mrs. Dr.
Glover Tompkins, Mrs. James De
Yore, and Miss May Dozier, and ber
son Albert Dozier. The funeral ser
vices took place on Tuesday morning
last at eleven o'clock from the Catho
lic church, of which ohnrch she had
for years been a member. Many hearts
of kindly sympathy feel for the ones
who are left, and many hopes and
prayers ascend for their heavenly
resignation and comfort.
X-ray material is the newest fash
ion in dress material.
Miss Gell Kicbards is visiting rela
tives iu Augusta, this week.
Dr. and Mrs. Ashley, of Fruit Hill,
were in Edgefield last week.
Miss Eliza Ann Williams, her sister
and brother, spent Sunday in the coun
If you want to make large crops of
small grain try Nitrate of Soda. Sold
by W. W. Adams.
The spring is advancing rapidly and
so tar the fruit is safe and unusually
abundant in promise.
Comptroller General Norton esti
mates the income from the income tax
law at from $100,000 to $125,000.
It rained again on last Sunday night
and again dashed all our hopes of dry
weather for farming operations.
Mrs. Ella Allen, of Johnston, mother
of our friend Horde Allen, is recover
ing from her long and serious illness*
Underskirts made to order any size
and style, prices to suit the times.
Come to Mrs. Wooison's rooms, 27
Addison building and see samples.
Graniteville ls to have a new factory j
for the manufacture of cotton, with a !
capital of $200,000 and to be known as j
the Warree Manufacturihg Company.
The tariff on sugar under the Ding
ley bill will be 5-8 of a cent, which
means that this article will be sold for
that much higher price than at pres
Miss Hettie Sheppard, having fin
ished ber school terra at Liberty Hill
has returned to Edgefield. Her many
friends are rejoiced to have her. at
At its recent meeting the Farmers
Bank, at this place, elected three new
directors, to wit : Hon. Thos. H. Rains
ford, Mr. O. L. Miller, of Trenton, and
Judge Ernest Gary.
Top dress your small grain with
Nitrate of Soda for big results, to De
had of W. W. Adams.
Miss Marie Abney will leave Edge
field in a few weeks for Atlanta, where
she will pursue her vocal studies with
Borelli, the celebrated vocalist, a
brother of the famous Adellini Patti. -
Rev. J. S. Jordan, of Phoenix, will
prea h the commencement sermon at
the College for Women, Greenville, on
June 16th. The literary address will
be made by Hon. H. C. Patton, of Co
Mrs. Partington, in illustration of
the proverb, "A soft answer turnetb
away wrath," says, "It is better to
speak paragorically of a person than
to be all the time flinging epitaphs at
Miss Eliza Mims will leave for New
York about the middle of April to at
tend th* Student's Art League of that
city. Miss Mims, though already an
accomplished and successful painter of
portraits, wishes ti give to herself the
advantages of the metropolis.
fc> Mrs. Agatha Woodson is agent for
ladies' guaranteed underskirts, skirt
supporters, hose supporters, and belts.
See her samples before buying else
Ex-Judge T. J. Mackey intends
writing and publishing in book form
a history of political events iii this
State from the close of the war up to
the ending of the carpet bag era. It
will make interesting reading. No
man in the state is better posted and
qualified to do the subject full jus
The odor of the sweet pea, according
to a contributor of tue Medical Recordi
"is so offensive to flies that it will drive
them out of the sick room, though it is
not usually in the slightest degree dis
agreeable to the patient." It is, there
fore, recommended that sweet peas be
placed in the sick room during fly
A prominent merchant of New York
city in an interview last week, said :
"Before the election we had some bu
siness bat no confidence. Now :he
situation ls changed, we have some
confidence but no business. We have
the confidence but some how or other
the business does not put in its ap
Judge Ernest Gary is holding court
this week in Greenville.
The country editor may not know it
ill, but he doesn't live long in a com
munity without knowing a sight more
than he publishes.
Thc Hon. W. H. Yeldell was defeat
ed for clerk of the court of Greenwood
county by only about forty votes. Mr.
Yeldell's opponent was a man by the
name of Turner.
In the Qreenwo'd county elections
of last week not a single Edgefield
man was elected to office, although
fifteen were candidates. This is hard
luck, unkindest cut of all. They might
all exclaim in the language of another
"what are we here for?"
Hereafter tuition will be charged at
Clemson College. The amount is $40
a year. In case where the student is
unable to pay, the amount will be re
mitted. We believe the law will be
fairly and honestly enforced at Clem
son. This is necessary so that the
"issue" made by some of the friends of
the denominational colleges may be
side tracked early ?n the fray.
Something every lady needs, a shoul
der brace, skirt supporter and hose
supporter all in one. Mrs. Woodson
is also agent for fine grade of corsets,
bicycle goods, children's corset-waists
Dr. John C. Lanier, of Liberty Hill^
was in attendance on oar recent term
of court. Daring recent years this
skil?ed and trusted physician has pass
ed th rou sr h the "deep waters" of afflic
tion and physical and merral suffering,
but through them all he was sustained
and soothed by an unfaltering trust in
the goodness and wisdom of the Om
nipotent Father. First he lost his eye
sight, as be supposed; then he lost his
wife, the companion of his youth and
bis middle age, down to hoary hairs;
then came the death of his daughter
and only child. Yet amidst it all, from
the ashes of dead hopes he has been
able say with Job, "though He slay me
yet will I trust iu him."
Why This is Thus.
In explanation of the peculiarity of
only fl.675 profit on the sale of $22,
465 worth of liquor by our county dis
pensary during the year 1896, we have
been shown the books f county dis
penser Davis. From ?,nese books we
gather first, that this profit of $1,675,
represents only the profits to the
aunty and town of Edgefield, the
State profits from these sales being
probably -IO percent, in addition.
Second we find that the sales of 80
per cent, proof and one X corn only
bring a profit of 10 per cent; for in
stance, a half pint of 80 per oent proof
sells for 10c. and the profit on this is
only 1 cent.
Third, tho sales of theso the cheap
est grades arc three times as large as
of all other grades; hence the small
profit. It seems that the reduction of
the price of the cheaper grades of
liquor, adopted to catch the votes of
the poor man, has caught the money
of the poor and the rich alike. Mr. Da
vis tells us that all classes buy the
cheap liquors the Diveses and the
Croesuses as welt as Lazarus and the
M. A. & W. B. Society.
We ha>-o received toe following
communication from oar colored
friends, who wish to celebrate
emancipation day on the 9th of
April. We print verbatim though
"Take notice of the coming day
of all Edgefield C. H., Mutual Aid
and Wesley's Burial Society will
meet to celebrate the 9th day of
April, the day of emancipation,
at old Edgefield C. H.. We are
going to have S or 4 bands to play
for the people that day. The 9 th
day of April was first celebrated
in town, but some smart Elick
carried it out in ihe country, but
we as a people uniting together
are going to make all Edgefield
happy again. Come one come all.
Religion never was designed to
make our pleasures less. In 1620,
May tbe 5th, the Negro was
brought to America as slaves, and
were slaves till 1865, April the
9th, 245 years ago slavery this
day that we are talkiug about, the
birthday of burden. O come, and
tell everybody to come to old Edge
field, the 9th day of April, and
have a good time. All that can't
come, that day, stand auide, and
let the deserving Negro pass. He
that overcome th shall not be hurt
in the second death, the great day
of friendship freedom and jubilee.
Mutual Aid, & Wesley's Burial
The Turkish Sultan and Cleve
The casual observer might en
quire what connection or similar
ity can there be between the two?
If he will refresh his memory a
little, it will be found that there is
considerable resemblance. Cleve
land was twice elected to his high
office by the democrats. In his
second term has he not basely sur
rendered his principles to the Al
mighty Dollar? The candid en
quirer and seeker after truth will
be forced to say yes. His base
truckling to Wall street and his
failure to grasp the magnitude of
the question, to say nothing of the
humanity involved; his known
but underhand support of McKin
ley against his own party amply
prove that he deliberately per
formed the Benedict Arnold act,
aud that isn't all ; he went into
office a poor man, he came out of
office a rich man. His known sep
port of the savage Spaniards enti
?res him to public and universal
execration, which impartial history
will award him justly. The Sultan
bas done things that shocked the
moral sense of all Europe and
America, but is upheld by Chris
tian Europe. The reason ie the same,
the Almighty dollar stands be
tween right and wrong. Tho money
?hangcrs of the two Wall streets
ire in the way, both in tho West
ern aud Eastern continents. The
Dlood of Armenian and Cretan to
gether with that of Cuban cries
iloud to heaven for relief. Bat
vbat does it all amount to? Tho
'allant Cuban and the Greek cry
in vain for recognition or support.
The course of Cleveland and his
nan Olney is not only cowardly in
:he extreme, but shows plainly
;hey were bought with a price,
jud speed the suffering Cuban and
;he gallant Greek.
ige shakes Athenas tower, but spares
J. C. B.
? Royal Sport That Appeals to Both
Hunter? and Fishers.
A writer for Outing tells about the
rport of striking tarpon.
"For this," he says, "one uses a
barbed iron called 'grains' or a short,
Light harpoon known as a'lily iron,'
ii th er of which is temporarily attached
to a light pine pole, the striking pole,
ind is cast as a ?pear might be.
"The grains is a double pronged
wrought iron instrument, the prongs usu
ally not more than 8 or 4 inches in
length, and from th ree-sixteen tbs to
three-eighths of an inch thick. Strong
barbs are sprung an inch from the deli
cately sharp, hardened points, having a
spread of three-eighths of an inch and
about \% inches space between the twa
The prongs aro cut so that the points,
whil3 extending inward, are raised from
opposing sides. This gives the greatest
holding power. The grains has also a
tapeied socket for the striking pole. The
lily .ron is a far heavier instrument,
and, unlike the grains, is capable of
killing at a blow. The upper sides of
the barbs are left broad and flat, ena
bling; them to withstand a strain of sev
eral hundred pounds. A heavier and
sharper weapon is used to strike sword-'
fish or porpoises, as the former are
dangerous creatures, unless hit mortally.
Theo there are necessary 800 or 400 feet
of soft'striking line,' three-sixteenths
of an inch in diameter, and one of the
ordinary fishing boats of the Florida
coast and a guide.
"On approaching the tarpon run the
tails and mast are stowed, and the guide
uses a pole in the shallow water and
sculls in the channel. A fish being seen,
the striker indicates its direction, and,
standing in the bow with widely spread
legs, leaning well back, with poised
spear, the man waits till he is within 20
feet, unless he is unusually powerful,
then hurls the weapon, which shoots
with a hiss into tt e water.
"The fish is anywhere from two to
three feet beneath the surface of the wa
ter, changing its position constantly,
and, because of the refraction, seeming
ly anywhere but where it really ia. A
successful throw buries the points ia the
flesh, and the pole comes loose and floats
to the surface, to be picked up when the
tarpon makes its first rush. It is best to
let the tarpon go without trying to stop
it on the first rush, as the barbs may
fall out. When the rush is over, the
boat is run toward the fish. Then out of
the water it goes, not with the grace
and head shaking of a hooked taroon,
but with a rush and surge. Then it tows
the boat, if the fish is a 100 or 160
pounder, at a rapid rate. Sometimes the
fish sulks and leaps, darting at the boat
to scrape the .grains out of its flesh, lt
takes about half as long to kill a tarpon
with a spear as with a hook, but it is a
fiercer fight while it lasts. "
THE FIRST DIRECTORY.
lome Quaint Olden Time New York Busi
ness and Social Addresses,
lu the first directory of New York
etty, which was issued in 1786, there
are some peculiar and quaint entries.
For instance, in those days it was not
uncommon for medical practitioners to
?ell drugs, as is shown by the following
address, "Samuel Bredhurst, physican
and apothecary, 64 Queen (now Pearl)
Clergymen of that period were ex
ceedingly precise regarding their titles.
Thus, ' ' Abraham Bache, reverend of the
Church of England, 29 Smith street,"
and "Joze Phelan, clergyman of the
Church of Rome, 1 Beckman street."
Leon Rogers, tailor, of 65 Broadway,
was described as a "breeches maker;"
John Bean, 60 Broadway, as "surgeon
and tooth puller;" BL Crygier, 69 Cherry
street, "punch and porter house;" Jo
Deleplane of 182 Queen street, "Quaker*
speaker;" D. Hitchcock, 89 Queen
street, "house carpenter and undertak
er;" John Hogland, 95 Queen street,
"fiddler, etc.;" Henry H. Kip, 26 King
street, "inspector of pot aud pearl
ashes;" John Nitchie, 7 Garden street,
"starch and hair powder maker;" Sam
uel B. Webb, 29 Lower Dock strut,
In those days, too, there were a f flPat
many "gentlewomen" and a few "wash
women." All teachers were then ad
dressed either as "schoolmasters" or
"schoolmistresses. " The retail dealers
OD Broadway and Wall and Queen streets
called themselves "shopkeepers," the
hotel meu were "tavern keepera," and
the policemen were "watchmen."-New
Where She Couldn't Go.
The spinster ou the platform grew
more vehement She drank two glasses
of water from the big white pitcher and
pounded the table until the display of
glass and crockery ware leaped again.
"I thank heaven," she cried, "that I
am free from all matrimonial chains I
What use have I for a husband? I want
neither a slave nor a tyrant. I am free
-free as air. I can go and come as I
please. No door is shut to me; no as
sembly bars me out Is there a solitary
gathering to which I may not have free
and unrestrained access?"
"Yes," cried a shrill voice in the rear
of the hall.
"And what is it?" sternly demanded
"The convention of mothers 1" shriek
ed the voice.
Then the orator turned pale and went
and sat down.-Washington Star.
Keeping His Chords In Tune.
"I saw that German tenor drink
?bout two gallons of beer last night"
"Nothing strange about that, " replied
the manager. ' 'He is determined that
his voice shall not lose its rich liquid
quality."-Detroit Free Press.
In winter when you si?e the wild geese
flying south, according co New England
weather lore, expect cold weather. They
fly south because the ponds to the north
are frozen over. When the geese are seen
flying north, warm weather is to be ex
Guano, Acid Phosphate, Kainit
and Cotton Seed Meal.
I am now ready for orders, can
fill promptly. My goods are the
best, so says the State chemist and
thousands of others.
W. W. ADAMS.
DIPLOMACY AVERTS INTERNATIONAL
How a Negro .fa? ito? of th? Peace Held m
British Vessel With av Writ of "Ne Xi eat
Republicana"-The Writ WM Dlssolvod
In Liquor and a, Laugh Went Aroma*.
During the reign of the carpetbag
gers in Georgia a very black but brainy
old negro named Tunis G. Campbell
came down from the north and became
one of the leaders of his race.
In the course of time Campbell waa
made a justice of the peace at the port
of Darien. Then the trouble began in
Justice Camphell had no use for the
whites because he knew that they cor
dially hated him.
But he did not confine his animosity
to Georgians or to Democrats. He em?
ployed a number of negro constables,
authorized them to carry weapons, and
in a short time made his court a terror
to the community.
So much by way of introduction. One
summer a British sailing vessel came to
Danen and took cn a cargo of naval
stores. Before getting ready to sail the
captain set tied everything dne from him
and his crew-tint is, everything in the
way of a just account He secured his
papers, when several negro traders of
the lowest class unexpectedly put in
claims for goods that had never boen
These cormorants alleged that the
captain and his sailors were indebted to
them for meals, merchandise, lodging
and other things.
It waa evident that these claims were
.fraudulent, and the captain continued
his preparations for his departure.
The afternoon he was to weigh anchor
Justice Campbell held a consultation
with a shyster lawyer.
"I want to hold that-foreigner
here," said Campbell, "until ho settles
"In England," replied th? lawyer,
"when you want to prevent people from
leaving the country, yon issue a writ of
ne exeat regnum. "
Justice Campbell came near falling' to
"Just say that again," he said ex
"A writ of ne exeat regnum. "
" I see-I see, " said Campbell ?Wirti,
I want yon to draw np one and keep
that fellow here."
j The shyster's resources were limited,
and be explained to his friend that reg
num meant kingdom, ?ad as this cou?
try was a republic there would ba vt to
be a change in the verbiage.
"Change it, " commanded tho black
The lawyer then admitted that be
knew very little Latin, and for that rea
son was somewhat embarrassed.
"This is a republic," he said.
"All right," was the prompt reply of
Campbell. ' ' Draw up a writ of ne exeat
"I am afraid it is bad Latin. " object
ed the lawyer.
"I'll make it stick," answered the
justice. "1*11 sign the paper and swear
in six special constables to enforce it."
This was enough, aud the lawyer pro
ceeded to draw up the most remarkable
document ever seen in America.
The writ covered 550 pages of foolscap
and ordered the Englishman, under the
severest pains and penalties, to remain
with his ship at Darieu until bu settled
ali ni LI ms.
It was a sultry August afternoon, and
the vessel was about icady to depart,
when it was boarded by Justice Camp
bell and six uegro constables armed with
The justice read the writ to the cap
tain, and after informing bim that tbe
constables would remain until the mat
ter was adjusted the judicial tyrant
went ashore again.
The captain retired to the cabin with
the mate aud talked it over.
Finally a plau of action was agreed
upon, and when the ship's officers reap
peared they were apparently in a good
humor. They told tho constables that
they were welcome as the representa
tives of the law and requested them to
enjoy the freedom of the vessel.
The constables were overwhelmed
with tobacco and cigars and an occa
sional dram until their suspicions v :?
Then the captain and bis crew dis
played still more hospitality, and the i
bottle was freely passed around.
At midnight six negro constables were
in a drunken slumber, the effect of their
drugged liquor, aud the captaiu and his
men were wide uwake and perfectly
The blacks were carefully deposited in
a boat and set adrift in the harbor, and
then the British sloop quietly weighed
anchor aud left the port at an hour
when Justice Campbell was dreaming of
his new and wonderful writ of ne exeat
The constables were picked np next
day and sent to jail for neglect of duty,
but the vessel was then beyond reach.
The British captain went straight to
Savannah, where he laid bis case before
his con sui and demanded an apology and
an indemnity from the United States
The consnl found it difficult to keep
his face straight when he beard the
1 'It is an outrage," be said to the capt
tain, "but it is a peculiar one and of a
ludicrous nature. If I were yon, I would
not hold a friendly government respon
sible for the conduct of a few ignorant
persons, who have not been free long
enough to know their own rights and
respect the rights of others.
It required a good deal of talk to ap
pease the Englishman, but after he had
been wined and dined by the merchants
and had told his story a score of times,
amid roars of laughter, he began to re
gard the affair as a good joke and agreed
to let it drop.
And thus ender what threatened to
be a serious international complication.
The History ot Tacitus.
The entire history of Tacitus, as we
have the work, was regained from a sin
gle copy found in the fifteenth century
in a monastery of Westphalia. That we
should owe the works of this author to
one copy is a remarkable circumstance,
lor the Emperor Tacitus, who olalmed
to be a descendant of the historian, bad
oopieB of the history placed in every li
brary of the empire, and each year had
ten copies transcribed for presentation to
scholars. All, it seems, perished save
the Westphaiian copy._
As school inspector Matthew Arnold
was examining a class in geography one
day, and, holding np the poker with
which he was about to stir the fire, he
asked if any child could tell him where
i t was manufactured. There was a long
silence, broken by the schoolmistress,
who remarked nervously that such in
formation was not mentioned in Corn
well's geography. "No,1 ' said Arnold ;
"Cornwell's an ass!"-San Francisco
Where the Trouble Waa.
"Well, girl. Jack and I are to bo
married at last, and we are so happy."
"Did you aud Jack have some trouble
in getting your father's consent?"
"No, but papa and I had a lot of
trouble in "getting Jack's consent "
Now Let Ide
fared Dwi Wince.
If You Should Live
? tobe the Last Leaf on
?4 the Tree in the Spring,
. You Would Never
See the Like Again.
OUR SPR?NG I
I ? STOCK IS . I
I j COMPLETE.
Hiving recently returned from
New York I am daily receiving an
?mnense stock of marvelously fine
butcheap goode, because well se
lecbd and bought with great care
-beth as regards quality and price
Ari examine for yourselves ; both
gooo and prices will prove a great
|>ro$ to the purchaser.
mW TO A FEW
! AND PRICES.
Umestic and Checked Home?
spujs, very cheap to best grade.
Canoes, all grades in most beau
tiful designs, very best brands 5c
per jard, Batiste 5c ; Percales, 4-4
and )est quality, 8c to 10c ; Lovely
Satzes, Sic to 20c; Brilliantine's
and Grenadines, 10c to 50c per
yarc. Cashmeres in all colors and
abaos, ranging in prices from 10:
to 5(- per yard ; Henriettas in all
shays, 36 inches wide, 20c to 60c ;
Albatros and Nun's Veiling in
blas and delicate shades, for even
ing jresses; Woolens md Rough
Goo!? for spring dresses, very
chefp; Suitings of varleus kinds,
Liujos and Linen Lawns, very
pretyquality ; White Lawns, Mus
Ik ve a beautiful assortment of
Whte Goods from 5c to best qual
ity. Dotted Swiss, 10c up. Figured
Lavhs, Dimities. Muslin and Tis
sues To these goods we call spe
cial .Mention, we sell them cheaper
thatyou can buy them in Augusta
orClumbia. Laces and Embroid
erie: iu these goods you will find
extiordinary bargains, Lace from
lc t elegant Valencieunes, Orien
tal fed Silk Laces for dress trim
ming in all colors wonderfully
chea. Hamburg Edging, all styles
a j pr. ., come and inspect these ]
fj.ngs before purchasing elsewhere. '
landkerchiefs from 2?c to 10c.
nnen and Silk Handkerchiefs 1
rom 10c to $1 each. --,__, J
Shirts, white and colored, heavy -
nd dress. Cuffs and Collars in 1
ll ^styles, Neckwi ar, Bows and 1
'ies, Scarfs for ladies and gentle- (
len from 5c to any price you may 1
esire. Ribbons, a great variety \
i all Colors and sbaden and best <
bauds, very latest styles and very <
Oap. Chiffon, a pretty line of (
tn s new fad of meh i ogs and dress 1
i burnings. Silks tor Waists and <
lemmings, 30c to 75c per yard. (
\Bvet 25c to $2.50 per yard, also (
ggP and Tinsel. Sailor Hats 1
fr ladies, very stylish and cheap, 1
Inborn Hats from 25c to $1. *
Oildien and Misses Caps 10c to (
3c. Infants Lawn and Silk Caps f
sid Bonnets from 10c to 75c. 1
"locks, Watches.JHair Ornaments
aid marv novelties in this line
aid very cheap. Combs and Brushes .
fom 5c up. Tooth Brushes, Col
ogne, Toilet Soap, Bay Rum,
losiery, Ladies, Misses and Chil
drens Hose, 5c to the very best
lisle thread, and Silk Half Hose
fom 5c to a Lisle thread in all :
olors. Shoes, ladies, misses, mens1,
bys and childrens shoes in endless
ariety and prices to suit all. Thee e
?oods were purchased when goods
7ere very low in price and I soil
bera at rock bottom.
Clothing, the largest stock we
taveever bought far below regular
price and will sell cheaper than
over belofe. Childrens' Shirt
Vaist Suits 45c to 75c, ages 5 to 13.
Cbildrins' Suits $1.25 to $3.60.
Youth< Suits, $1.50 to $5. Mens'
Saits, $3.99 to $5, $6, $8, $10 and
$12.50| Very rare bargains in these
suits fjr men and boys. Look at
these goods before making pur
A beautiful Hue of House Fur
nishing Goods, Wind JW Shades,
Lace Curtains beautiful and very
cheap. Table Covers, Chenille,
Rugs, handsome Table Linen
Clothe aad Doylies, very cheap.
Also fpor Matting a great bargain.
Umbrellas and Parasols, for the
n il ioi,lady's and gentlemen's.
An elegant line ot Straw Hats,
Palmetto and Rush, boys and chil
drens^ Hats and Caps at lowest
tigurei to very best.
Coriets, very best fitting, 25c to
Hardware and Cutlery, a neat
tine in these c.oods and can sell
them for about half what they are
so d ?for elsewhere, and many,
i_ anylother things too numerous to
mention. Come and be convinced
before buying elsewhere. And you
will uiver regret the step-the only
regret'you will have will be that
you did not com* before.
J. W. PEAK,
RACKET - STORE.
They Thoroughly Understand the Tender
Care of Children.
It sometimes happens that one sees a
young American mother so utterly unfit
for the training of children and for the
duties of motherhood that one cannot
but wonder why it pleased Providence
ever to give her the care of little ones.
This happens sometimes in the case of
really estimable women, and I have
heard a young mother say sadly that she
never quite knew what to do with baby,
it was such a queer little thing, and she
was half afraid to ton eh it. Other yoting
things in the shape of puppies, kittens,
or even colts, she knew all about and
WM quite at home with, but her own
child remained a sort of curious and un
canny little being to her till his baby
days were over and he began to share
in his mother's hobbies in a boyish sort
Now, in Japan a mother like this is
an impossibility. She is not interested
in politics or in social reforms, neither
is the bent on being a social success, nor
devoted to any scientific philanthropic
work, as are so many of her western sis
ters. She is par excellence a mother,
and one who cannot be rivaled in any
other country. No children are so well
and carefully tended as hers, and she is
patient and gentle with them, never
threatening them, if they are unruly,
with corporal punishment, nor raising
her voice and scolding them in the un
pleasant way one so often hears in other
countries. The Japanese mother is a
born kindergaertnerin and enters into
the lives of her little ones just as easily
as the western kindergarten teacher who
has undergone a long period of study
and training. To her the duties of
motherhood come naturally, for among
her nation women who will make good
mothers are chosen as wives, and thus
in the course of natnre the quality of
motherliness is intensified as time goes
in. and the race of mothers becomes
Nowhere is motherhood as respected
as in Japnn, and nowhere does the
mother receive more attention from both
ber husband and her children. She is
regarded as the maker of the race, and
lier maternal duties are considered to be
exceedingly hunorublo and to entitle hex
to thu utmost consideration and affec
County Paper Wanted.
I will pay the prevailing price
for any and all county claims.
W. H. HARLING,
Apply at Clerk's Office.
Eemeraber the Ad
vertiser Job Office is
prepared to do all
kinds of work,
S. H. MANGET,
TRENTON, - S. C.
luuscnptions Solicited for any PaDlieation.
Nice line of Books and Periodi
cals aonstantly on hand.
?our Patronage will be Appreciated
NOTICE TO TAX P'YERS.
The County Board of Lqualiza
?iou at its last meeting passed a
resolution that the Township
Boards of Assessors be instructed
to assess all first-class work mules
ind horses at i\A less than fifty
dollars per head, ail "milk cows at
riot lees than ten dollars per head,
yearlings and other cattle at five
iollars or more each, sheep at one
dollar each, goats at fifty cents
?acb, and hogs at one dollar or
more each, and that all merchan
dise, mills and machinery, and all
)ther property be assessed at ile
:rue value, and that this notice be
published in all the county papers
ind that it be a sufficient notice
:oall who have failod to reUiru all
;heir property for taxation, and
mch as the foregoing with the j
H. Q. TALBERT, Sup.
J. B. HALTIWANGER, Aud'r.
THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF NEW YORK
RICHARD A. McCURDY PRESIDENT
For th? yow ending December 81 1896
According to the Standard of the Insurance
Department of the State of New York
BeeelTsd for Premiums ? ? $89,698,414 80
J'rom all ether sources . 10,109,281 07
Te Policy-holders for Claims
hr Death .... $13,595,118 89
Te Folley-holders for Endow
?ants. Dividends, etc - 12,842,456 11
For all othsr Accounts - - 10,781,005 64
United States Bonds and other
Sec url! Ivs .... $110,125,089 15
First lien Loans on Boad und
Mortgage - - - - 71,543,929 50
Loans on Stock? and Bonds ? 11,01)1,625 00
Real Estate .... 22,167,066 65
Cash in Banks and Trust Com
panics .... 12,680,39" 00
Accrued Interest, Net Deferred
Premiums, etc. . - 6,535,665 06
Reserve for Policies and other
Liabilities . * . 205,010,083 72
Surplus .... $29,733,614 70
Insaranre and Annuities In
I have carefully examined the foregoing State
ment and find the same to bc correct ; liabilities
calculated by the Insurance Department
CHARLES A. PRELLKK Auditor
From the Surplui a dividend ?rill bc apportioned
ROBERT A. GRANNISS V.CE-PRESIOENT
WALTEB K. GILLETTS. General Manager
ISAAC F. LLOYO sd vice-President
F RSI) BRIC CROMWELL Treasurer
EMOKT MCCUNTOCK Actuary
3T. H , HYATT,
COLUMBIA, - - S. C.
I again offer my services to the people
of Edgefleld and Saluda counties in
the line of my profession, that of
I will promptly attend all calls. My
pestoffice address is Butler, Saluda
County, S. C.
Having rented the Edge
field Hotel, the Old Saluda
House, I am now prepared to
entertain travellers, boarders,
transient or permanent, at rea
Soliciting a share of the
patronage of the public, I am
yours to please.
R. f SCURRY.
Edgefield, S. C.
Nov. 5, '95.
This is the kind
that works between
New York and Chi
Grinds lenses tor 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
Prof. P. M. WHITMAN,
739 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
The undersigned, dealer in all
kinds of Ginning and Milling Ma
chinery, Wat^r Wheels, Steam
Engines, Flouring nr.;i Corn Mills,
will furnish estimates tor-whole
plants and put them ju operation.
?J?T' Represents the largest Ma
00?" Repairs furnished and put
Especial attention to over
hauling and changing from old to
All correspondence promptly an
G. D. MIMS,
Apr. 21-96. Edgefield, S. C
Parties haring inventions they wish to pro
tect should procure their patents through our
agency. Inventor'! Manual, a hook containing
cost of patenta, mode of procedure, etc., and
other Information, tent for Sc. stamp.
Oar litt of patents wanted, for which large sums
of money are o fibred, sent with the Manual,free.
We find purchasers for patents procured
through our agency. Branch offices in all the
principal cities and in all foreign countries.
THE WORLD'S PROGRESS,
-O. J. BAILEY, Manager,
601-507 PLUM ST., CINCINNATI, O.
Be ?ur? to mention thia paper.
A Great Mag
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The regulor subscription price of
"Judge's Library," and
"Funny Pictures" is $3.00.
"DEMOREST'S MAGAZINE" is
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the useful, pleasure and pro
presented as in Demorest's.
tending to a similar scope an
Every number contains a fre
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110 FIFTH AVI
Early Spring Goods arriv
ing. Some good values of
fered to close out winter
$750 worth of new Shoes
for spring trade.
IO bales of Domestics at
factory prices by tho piece.
Now is the time for pr.ople
who have a little money to
make it go a long ways.
Don't fail to call on as. We
are "up to date" buyers and
J. M. COBB,
Headquarters for Good Shoes.
Now is the season to
buy the best School
Shoes for your children.
Buy solid goods. They
are the cheapest in the
JAMES M. COBB,
Headquarters for Good Shoes.
Respectfully beg my patrons to
remember my appointments at TREN
TON on Wednesday of each and every
week for dental work, which will be
executed in accordance with the latest
No charge for consultation.
MANLY TIMMONS, D. D. S.
Nov. 24, '96. Edgefield, S. C
I will be at the following places
on th^ days and dates named for
the purpose of receiving tax re
turns for';he year 1897:
Saluda C. H., Saturday, Jan. 2,
A P C J!-man's, Tuesday, Jan 5.
W W Ovvdom's Wednesday, Jan 6.
S M Pitts, Thursday, Jan 7.
A S Welts, Friday, Jan b.
Celestia, Saturday, Jan. 9.
FruitHill, Monday, Jan. ll.
P B Watson's, Tuesday, Jan 12.
Ward's. Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Ridge Spring, Thursday, Jan 14.
Holston's X Roads, Friday, Jan 15
Mt. Willing, Saturday, Jan 16.
Denny's X Roads, Monday, Jan 18.
Perry's X Roads, Tuesday. Jan 19.
Kmard's Store, Wednesday, Ja 120.
Dan Holly's, Thursday Jan 21,
Caughman's, Fjiday, Jan. 22.
Forrest's Store, Saturday, Ja i 23.
From the 25th. of January to the
20th of February in the Auditor's
office at Saluda C, H. After that
time the law requires a penalty
of fifty per cent, on all who .?fuse
or negloct to make their rett ;ns.
J. D. WU LS,
Auditor Saluda County.
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