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THUS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOK
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25,1897.
A party of explorers have set
sail for the South Pole.
Montgomery, Ala., has been suf
fering from a small pox epidemic.
The city of Greenville is making
efforts to secure an electric rail
Many of the New England cotton
mills that had shut down have re
Prof. Craighead, ex-president of
Clemson College, has accepted the
presidency of the Missouri College.
Strikes continue in the mining
region of Pennsylvania. Anarchists
are taking a hand and martial law
The rapid rise of wheat has
caused great excitement among
speculators, not to speak of con
"Messrs. Gaines and Yeldell
are hut following the scripture
inholding on; that Good Booh
says : 'Occupy till I come.' Ain't
they a-doing it ? Let 'em alone !"
-Jim Miner, of Squedunk Hol
Rich and extensive beds of onyx
have juet been discovered in Ken
tucky. Their value runs up into
A cyclone which resuHed in the
destruction of valuable property
and loss of life is reported from
New York State.
Our State treasury will, in Sep
tem bei, borrow $100,000 with
which to pay current expenses of
the State government. So there
is a deficit after all.
?lio battery on Sullivan's Island
has been completed. The test of
the eight guns already mounted
was satisfactory, and eight more
will soon be added.
''Mr Gaines has 'hecome a citi
zen of Greenwood county'-is not
a 'qualified elector' of Edgefield
county-and is therefore, as the
Coirstitution declares, 'not eligi
ble to a seat inthc Senate.'"-Red
Senator McLaurin's condition is
still regarded as serious by his
physicians, and it is not probable
that he will be able to attend the
balance of the campaign meetings.
The prohibitionists of the State
are already getting up petitions
and bills. It is to be hoped that
if the dispensary system is abol
ished prohibition will take its
place and not the bar-room.
The city council of Atlanta has
pasted an ordinance prohibiting
the wearing of high hats by the
ladies at theatres. It is safe to
assume that no member of the
present council cares for re-elec
The Port Royal dock is large
enough for the Indiana or any
of the battleships, but these huge
vessels cannot enter it with safety
on account of the shallow channel.
The channel will soon be dredged
to the satisfactory depth.
The total number of passengers
and employes killed by train ac?
cidents of all kinds on the rail
ways of Great Britain in 1896 was
eight. That the travelling public
enjoys greater safety in England
than in this country id due to the
searching investigations of every
accident, and the publicity given
to the result.
"Gaines and Yeldell promised
thepcoplc that when Greenwood
county assumed fullcountyhood
th ey would resign as Senator and
Representative from Edgefield
and they ought now to make
their promise'good. "-Ham mond.
The army, or cotton, worms have
put in an appearance in several
localities in Alabama, and it is
feared will seriously damage the
crop. The present damp weather
is favorable to their propagation
and if it continues they will gain
great headway within a very few
Edgefield county should be
given a senator by all means.
One of tbe new counties took away
Edgefield's senator, and she is now
without representation in the upper
branch of our state legislature.
This is in direct violation of
not only the spirit but the lotter
of the constitution, and it is not
right to wait until the legislature
convenes to right the wrong. Th^
clause creating new counties should
haveprovidod for this, which show?
that our new constitution was thf
partial work of political black
smiths, instead of statesmen.
MRS. E. H. EDWARDS DEAD.
A Well Known Lady of Granite
* ville Drops Dead in
New York, Aug. 20.- Mrs. E. H.
Edwards, 45 years old, a resideut
of Graniteville, S. C., oae of the
women merchants who visited New
York, dropped dead in front of the
Fifth Avenue hotel this afternoon.
Her fall alarmed people on the
street aud within a moment the
thoroughfare was crowded with an
excited mass of humanity. A po
liceman summoned an ambulauce
from the New York hospital, and
when the surgeon examined the
woman and pronounced her dead,
he removed the body to the West
Thirtieth street station house,
where it now is, When the wo
man's clothing was examined,
checks to the amount of $108 were
found, also $36 in cash and a re
turn ticket home.
McLaurin Explains Things.
To the Hon. Jno. L. McLaurin,
Newberry, S. C.
Dear Sir: Information has
reached us which, ii' true, will se
riously affect your election for
United States Senator and prevent
many who are friendly inclined
toward you from giving you their
support. You are charged with
advocaiing negro labor to white
operatives iu cotton mills. Is that
You are charged with haviug
voted to seat a negro named Mur
ray iu Congress over his opponent,
Mr. Moise. Is that true?
That you have stock in a negro
cotton factory, proposed to be
erected in Columbia, S. C. Is
Your answer to these inquiries
will determine the action of many
white operatives who are closely
Very respectfully, your obedient
W J Thomas, weaver.
R F Jackson, weaver.
D B Adams, weaver.
F G McHugh, weaver.
A P Fenland, weaver.
J M Babb, weaver.
J E Ferrell, weaver.
S L Russell, outside boss.
J E Crosby, overseer.
H L Russell, loom fixer.
J L Purgason, weaver.
E E Bishop, fixer.
S E Purguson, weaver.
J H Holmes, weaver.
Ellis Wilson, weaver.
W J Culbertson, weaver.
William Bates, weaver.
M F Curry, weaver.
J W Fuller, weaver.
J T Lead ford, weaver.
J A Foster, weaver.
W Y Johnson, weaver.
J A Mills, weaver.
J C Smitd, weaver.
J C Hampbrook, weaver.
H H Cradick, weaver.
Operators of Laurens Cotton
Laurens Cotton Mill, Aug. 9th,
Messrs. Russell, Crosby and others
of the Laurens Cotton Mill.
Gentlemen : In reply to your fa
vor of recent date, I desire to say
that th9 charges you refer to are
one and all infamously false.
The charge that I ever advoca
ted negro labor in cotton factories
has no foundation whatever. ID
fact, I rent my land to none save
white tenants, and for any one to
charge me with favoring negro la
bor instead of white in the facto
ry, on the farm or anywhere else
is a lie, pure and simple.
The charge that I voted for
Murray in a contested election in
Washington is false.
I have no stock in M.*. Mou
teith's or any other negro cotton
mill and never heard of such an
enterprise until very recently.
In conclusion, permit me to say
that I have an abiding faith in
the integrity atd fairness of the
voters of South Carolina and the
circulation of such baseless false
hoods cannot but react upon those
who by Blander would destroy the
reputation and charact^- of a fel
low citizen to attain pol: cal endB.
Ordinarily, I would treat such ru
mors with silent contempt, but the
direct and respectful form of your
inquiry deserves candid treatment.
Very truly yours,
Jno. L. McLaurin.
Laurens, S. C., Aug. 10, 1897.
Mr. W. S. Monteith, Columbia,
Dear Sir: The report is being
circulated that Senator Jno. L.
McLaurin has stock in a cotton
mill under your management in
which it is proposed to employ
negro labor. Is this true?
Geo. S. McCravy.
Geo. S. McCravy, Esq.
Dear Sir: Answering your let
ter of 10th instant, I have to say
that I have in my possession the
stock subscription lists of the
which I am engaged under commis
ion from the secretary of State in
organizing, the purpose being to
employ negro labor residing ?LI
No white mau except myself has
subscribed to any of that stock as
yet, and only a very few, chiefly
resident of Columbia, will be
requested so to do.
The statement that the Hon.
J. L. McLaurin has so subscribed
or has ever been requested so do,
or that he has any interest whatever
in the project, is just as false as
most that I see charged against
him by his adversaries is known to
be. Very respectfully,
W. S. Monteith.
TEACHER WANTED.-Modoc High
School. Applicants will give referenoe
and terms. J. W. BROOKS, Chairman.
Uses of Buttermilk.
According to medical journal.?,
long experience has demonstrated
buttermilk to be an agent of
superior digestibility. It ie in
deed a true milk peptone ; that ip,
milk already panially digested,
the coagulation of the coagulable
portion beirjg loose and flaky, and
not of that firm indigestible nature
which ?B the result of the action
of the gastric juices upoD sweet
cow's milk. It is a decided laxa
tive, a fact which must be borne
in mine in the treatment of ty
phoid fever, ai.d which may be
turned to advantage in the treat
ment of habitual constipation. It
is a diuretic, and may be used to
advantage in some kidney troubles.
It resembles Koumiss in its nature,
and with the exception of that
article, it is the most grateful,
refreshing and digestible of the
products of milk. It is invaluable
in the treatment of diabetes, either
extensively or alternately with
skim milk. In some cases of
gastric ulcer and cancer of the
stomach, it is the only food that
can be retained.
in One Day.
The origin of South Carolina's
soubriquet, "the Palmetto State,"
is thus explained : "On June 2S,
1776, a force of less than 100
Carolinians, under command of
Col. Moultrie, protected by the
rude fortifications on- Sullivan's
Island, in Charleston harbor, made
of the trunks of the Palmetto,
repulsed the attack of a British
fleet, under command of Sir
Peter Parker, and when the State
of South Carolina was organized,
the State seal which was first
used in May, 1777, wa* made to
commemorate this victory. A
palm tree, growiug erect on the
seashore, represents the strength
of the fort. While at its base an
oak tree, torn from the ground and
deprived of its branches, recalls
the British fleet, built of oak
timber, overcome by the palmetto."
A Legal Nut To Crack.
The dispensary law deprived the
private citizen of the right to
traffic in any wa}' in intoxicating
spirits and the power heretofore
exercised by the towns and cities of
licensing the traffic to be carried
on by their citizens. The United
States Circuit Court came along,
overruled to a large degree the
restrictions placed upon the traffic
by the dispensary law and opened
it up again to every one who felt
disposed to carry it on. Now the
conundrum is, if the dispensary
law is ineffective to prohibit the
carrying on of the traffic why
should it not be also ineffective in
prohibting the municipalities
from imposing a license tax on
Prevention Better Than Cure.
The origin of nearly every
disease is in the stomach. If
digestion is imperfect and food
al ?owed to pass whole, making
neither flesh, blood or muscle,
the constitution soon becomes a
wreck. There is no finer preparat
ion than Norman's Neutralizing
Cordial. Moose Bros.,, Mt. Pleas
ant, N. C., say : Norman's Iudian
Worm Pellets never fail, 10 and
25c. Sold by all druggists.
Quinine and other fe*
rer medicines, take from S
to 19 days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tonic cures in ONE DAY.
A Farmer Indeed.
We had the pleasure of meet
ing yesterday Mr. J. H. Manning,
of Little Rock, Marion county,
S. C. He was on his way home
from the convention of the Cotton
Growers' Association, which held
two days' session at Galveston.
The attendance of delegates was
small, only four states being
Mr. Manning is a fine specimen
of manhood, and of the independ
ent farmer. He was boru and
reared on the farm. His father
was killed during tho war, when
be was only eight years of age.
He is now forty years old and he
has been working on the farm all
of his life. He has nevor failed in
20years to improve his coudition.
When he began farming, he planted
fifty acres in cotton. This year,
he has five hundred and fifty acres
in cotton and two hundred and
fifty in corn, oats and p?as. He
never fails to raise meat for his
family and to have a surplus.
Mr. Manning contends from his
own personal exprience, that any
farmer who devotes himself to his
business can do weil. In years, 20
he says, I have never failed to make
money at farming. I can make
both ends meet with 5-cents cotton,
but I can make money at 7 cents
H's land is not different from
tho ordinary farming lands in
South Carolina and Georgia. II?
uses from 500 to SOO pounds ol
fertilizers per acre at a cost of from
$3 to $5. His farm is four miles
from Florence on a branch of tb?
Atlautic Coast Line. There are
fewer mortgages in his county than
at any"time within twenty years;
und all the farmers who attend to
their business are doing well. All
farmers do not always farm.
We t.'.ke great pleasure in having
the testimony and the practical
experience of such a farmer as Mr.
Manning to demonstrate con
clusively that the farmers of the
South can make money by planting
cotton and raising their own food
Moulders ol' Public Opinion.
Two S. C. editors givo their
"Norrnau's Neutralizing Cordial
saved my baby's life. It waB so
far gone with cholera-infantura
that it refused the breast, Three
small bottles did the work." Ed.
Marlboro Democrat. "My family
is never without, it. It is a house
old necessity." Ed- Walhalla
Courier. All children have worms.
Norman's Indian Worm Pellets,
10 and 25c. Sold by all druggists.
Can Towns License?
All over the State the original
package stores are being opened up
and in very short order, it ie safe
to say, they will be in operation
in nearly every town in the
Slate. They cannot, it appears,
be licensed and there seems to be
no way in which the city and town
councils can get any re/ernie from
them. The dispenary law repealed
the license law and a leading attor
ney yesterday, when his attention
was called to the fact that the
councils of several towns were
passing license ordinances di
rected at such places, said
that while some may claim
that the towns have a right to pass
such ordinances aud collect
licenses from the proprietors of
such places, Judge Simouton's
decision meant that such dealers
worn merely merchants and if
any license at all was imposed it
could not in any event exceed that
paid by a dry goods, grocery, or
ether merchant in proportion to
the volume of business done. The
decision, he said, removed liquor
from the police regulation under
which ali previous high licenses
were imposed and cannot be called
upon now. lu his opinion, there
was absolutely no way in which
tho owns could legally pass license
ordinances direct- d against such
On tho other hand, an attorney
equal ly prominent stated that, in
his opinion, the State Constitution
gave the cities and towns the
right to pass such ordinances and
collect licenses. Under the pro
visions of the Constitution he
thought that the towns and
cities-all incorporated towns, in
fact-had ample power to pass
such ordinances and collect a
revenue from these stores.
Another point raised against
the possiblity of imposing licenses
on original package stores is that
the dispensar)' is in the liquor
business and no license could be
imposed upon any one for selling
liquor without the dispensaries be
ing required also to pay that license
The dispensary is as much a liquor
dealer as the original package man,
and the ordinance, if passed, would
have *o apply to both. So there
you are.-The State.
Managers of Election
The following managers of the
primary election to be held on
Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 1S97, for Uni
ted States Senator, are hereby ap
pointed for the respective voting
places in Edgefield county :
Bacon-F M Warren, N L Broad
water, S M Smith, J H Bouknight
Cleveland-E G Talbert, B F
Glantou, Jr., W E Eubanks, John
Colliers-J L Miller, J B Adams,
S G Hammond, Dr Craftou, clerk.
Edgefield-C H Anderson, Chris
Williams, H T Hendrix, Wiley
Hampton-W A Paul, E P Ar
thur, W N Burnett, H S Hill,
Johnston No. 1-W J Huiet, J
R Hart, W B Cogbum, W Lee
Johnston No. 2-J W Hardy,
Lawrence Yonce, C A Austin, Pope
N Lott, clerk.
Long Branch-A C Yonce, E H
Rhoden, A M Herrin, S W Scott,
Meeting Street-II B Cogburn,
W B Lowrey, Cyrus Buzzard, J M
Meriwether No. 1-C W Ham
mond, S J Corley, J F Strom,
Frank Corley, clerk.
Meriwether No. 2-H L Bunch,
H B Mason, D M Glover, S LMed
Moss-T C Strom, A L Harling,
S Cheatham, A L Brunsen, clerk.
Miller's S tore-J D Mathis, A S
J Miller, W H Moss, CA Long,
Pleasant Lane-J P Hagood,
Jesse W Dorn, C H B Williams, A
D Timmerman, clerk.
Plum Branch-C Y D Freeland,
J D Cornish, T W Lanham, W J
Red Hill-A S Holmes, R M
Johnson, Jr., J H Bussey, S H D
Rehoboth-S B Strom, G F West,
W P Winn, J C Seigler, clerk.
Shaw-Capt T H Clark, J F Bet
tie, W D Holland, John Colgan,
Washington-J W Brooks, J B
Thurmond, Winchester McDaniel,
John Branson, clerk.
Wise-J M Maye, W PI Ryan, J
H Harrison, R G Luudy, clerk.
South H i bier-J M Coleman, J
.Vi Gable, G M Lanier, W E Shep
North Hi bier-O D White, Jas
Reynolds, T J Lyon, W A Cheat
&JST' The managers of election
are requested to furnia i separate
Ooxes for 1 ha county offices and
tabul?t.' the vote.
The Union Meeting of the let
division of the Edgefield Associa
tion will convene with the Bold
Spring Baptist Church of Christ
on Saturday before the 5th Sunday
in August at 10 o'clock A. M.
Introductory sermon dispensed
with, and an essay written by M.
B. B>rd on the subject of the
natural relationship on mission
work to the church, instead.
Charity sermon to be proached
by Rev J P Mealing; alternate.
Rev H S Hartzog.
1st Query. Is a church that re
tains members on its roll who take
no interest in the cause a true
church of Christ? Speakers, WH
Yeldell and W S Lvwie.
2nd Query. Is a member of the
church who does not contribute to
the support of the gospel a Chris
tian? Speaker?, J J Griffis and T
3rd Query. What is the duty of
the church toward a member who
will not submit to the action of
the majority? Speakers, J W
Aiton and Geo Ellison.
4th Query. What Phould be the
character of a deacon, aod what is
his duty? Speakers, R T Strom
and S N Timmerraan.
R. T. STROM, Mod'r.
T. E. BYRD, Clerk.
The Union Meeting of the 2nd
division of the Edgefield Associa
tion will convene with the Parks
ville Baptist Church of Christ on
Saturday beforo the 5th Sunday in
August at 10 a. m.
Missionary 6ermon to be pro
vided for. S. S. speakers to be
Querry 1. Is idleness condemned
by Scripture? Speakers, Dr D A
J Bell, P H Bussey.
Query 2. What are some of the
needful thingefor a healthy Chris
tian growth? Speakers, J II Bus
sey and W.T Talbert.
Query 3. The duty of Baptist to
understand the doctrines which
Baptist hold. Speakers, J P Nixou
and T G Talbert.
Query 4. The true purpose of
the Lord's supper. Speakers, Rev
W A Hart and Rev G W Bussey.
S. E. FliEELAND, Sec'ty.
The Union Mooting of the 3rd
division will com eue with Repub
lican Church on Saturday before
the 5th Sunday in this month :
10 o'clock. Organization and re
ports from thc churches.
ljL:00. Introductory sermon by
Esv P P Blalock.
12:00. 1st topic: Is leading in
prayer a gift or partial acquire
ment? Opened by D E Lanham ;
alternate, J T Minis.
1:00. Intermission foroue hour.
1:00. Topic: Is the observance
3f the Lord's supper obligatory on
svery church member, and how
?hould the church treat a momber
tvho persistently absents himself
[rom that ordiuance? A S Tomp
kins and S B Mays.
Miscellaneous and adjournment
10:00. Praise service by L R
10:30. S. S.mass meeHng.
1st Subject. How to keep a S. S.
'rom going into winter quarters
Opened by R H McKie a?d J W
2nd. What help is the church
lue the Sunday-school? Opened
)y B F Glanton and J D Timmer
11:00. Missionary sermon by
lev L R Gwaltney ; Rev J P Meal
12:00. 3rd topic: To what kind
if burdens did Paul refer iii Gal.
1:2, aud to what extent should we
>ear the burdens of others? Op^n
d by J V Krepps and Dr Gwalt
'3:00. 4th topic: Which is the
;reatest hindrance to the cause of
)hrist: Infidelity or inconsistent
burch members? Opened by J
* Mealing and J N Fair.
Announcements and adjourn
J. V. KREPPS, Chairman.
>lne Apple Sherbet at the "Loray.'
For the Senate.
The many friends of HKNRY H.
?OWNKS respectfully suggest his name
o the voters of Kdgelleld county for
he oflice of Stat? Senator, vice Hon
'.M. Gaines now a citizen of Green
rood county. He will abide the result
f the primary election.
For House of Rip?ate
The many friends of S. T. WILLIAMS
espectfully present his name for the
louse of Representatives, vice Hon.
V. IL Yeldell now a citizen of Green
rood county. Ile will abide the result
f the primary election.
The friends of W. T. WALTON, of
ohnston, respectfully offer his name
or the House of Representatives to
ll thc place of Hon. W. H. Yeldell
ow of Greenwood county. Ile will
bide the result of the primary elec
on. MANY FUIHVDB.
Why take Johnson's
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Because it cures the
wost stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DA Y.
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W. White, I give $1,000 each." All thc
remainder of his estate, including hil
copyrights and other literary property,
he bequeaths to his daughter, Mrs.
Alice Adam,- Bussell, the wife of Sol
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^v. Edgefield 5 30 nm 2 20 pm
ir. Pittsburg 5 40 am 2 27 pm
" Trenton 6 00 am 2 50 pm
" Baynhams 7 02 am
44 Seiglers 7 08 am
" Millsdgev'e 7 13 am
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ir. Crofts ll 30 am
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