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Tl'?S. J.ADA5IS, - . - - EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13.
Congress adjourned on last Sat
That was a glorious Fourth
Sampson had along the coasts of
The siege of Santiago give us an
idea of what is in store' for us at
Camara's fleet has. concluded not
to go to the Philippines and is re
turning to Cadiz.
Hobson and companions have
been exchanged and are on duty
again, in front of Santiago.
Gen. Miles has gone to Cuba,
will take part in the operations at
Santiago, though not as com
The Barnwell People is of the
opinion that Walt Whitman may
be elected governor of South
Carolina by the vear 199S.
? Bradstreet and Dun, the great
commercial prognosticators, say
that the war has not interrupted
business at all, but per contra
many lines have been benefited.
Russia has adopted the South
Carolina dispensary system and
has gone a step further, in that the
empire first manufactures the
"stuff" and then bottles it for sale.
It was generally supposed in the
beginning of the State campaign
that Gov. Ellerbe was a most vul
nerable candidate, but his oppo
nents Are playing their cards badly
for the Governor has certainly not
lost any feathers so far. The gen
tlemen of the opposition do not
make and prove specific charges
as they might and as they ought if
they expect to get any guberna
Dr. George F. Shrady, one of
the most eminent medical men in
New York City, says there is much
less danger than has been' stated
that the American soldiers will
fall victims to yellow fever and
other diseases in C"ba. Ho
believes confidently that the per
centage of actual sickness among
them will be small in proportion to
the total number, and that the
actual loss of life from all causes
will be proportionately greatly less
than in any war of consequence
that has taken place. To-day, he
says thera is no such thing as hos
pital gangrene. Aseptic surgery
has reached the stage when it is
almost an impssibility.
Lieuf. victor Blue received his
prime education in the academies
of Marion, under Prof. Witherow,
Major J. B. Wnite and others ;
hi3 last teachers being Major J. R.
McLean, then of Marion, now of
Manning. Major J. B. White,
who was chairman of the board
who conducted the competititive
examination at which Lieut.
Blue won his appointment to a
cadetship at the naval Academy,
related a little incidence .of the
examination when he returned
home. He said: "I noticed that
Victor, whose shoes hurt his feet,
deli, >'< rately took them off, then
pulled off his coat, and went to
work." The boy was father to the
The presentation to Gen. M. C.
Butler, of South Carolina, of a fine
saddle horse and accoutrements by
the society of the Sons of the
American Revolution, of New York,
was a pleasingincident that has at
tracted favorable comment.
"The last nail in the coffin of
sectionalism, if it needed any last
nail has been driven," says the
New York Mail and Express, "by
the Empire State Society of the
Sous of thc American Revolution.
Its members have at the sams time,
presented Major General Matthew
C. Butler, of South Carolina, with
a handsome warhorse, and hand
some accoutrements, at Camp Al
ger, and given to Brigadier Gen
eral Frederick D. Grant, at Chicka
mauga, a sword richly chased aud
inscribed, together witn belt and
epaulettes of his new rank."
Reunion Co. K, 15th S. C. V.
The reunion of Co. K, loth S. C.
V., :vill be at Plum Branch on the
2nd Saturday of August, A. D-.
1898. All the company are earn
estly requested to ..ctend. AU
veterans are cordially invited. Th?
ladies of the surrounding country
are specially invited to attend and
bring their picnic baskets. The
Hon. W. H. Yeldell will be the :
orator of the day. There will be
some minor speakers. The after
noon will be turned over to the
candidates' who are cordially in
S. E. FREELAND,
Sec'ty and Chair. Ex. BU
The Destruction So
Begged the Git;
Playa del Este, July 12.-One
snips lauded- Only five fell iu the
400 shots, carrying deadly havoc i]
the city, which are reduced to dus!
was so great and so sickening a sigl
the surrender of the city before the t
Spaniards made several sorties fig
back at every attempt. There a
advance trenches and the Spanish
worth bombarding. We expect sui
FLAG OF TRU
Latest Cable From
Has Been No Fig
Army Officers at Washingt
Santiago Has Fallen ;
Washington, July 12.-Shafte]
truce since 2 p. m. yesterday. The
for surrender. A thin line of
completely. Gen. Heury is marci
one man was killed yesterday, anc
batteries are being .put in positi
Army officers after reading Shaft
day's date, declared their bo?iof
unconditionally, and by this time c
Black Diamond Railroad.
Mr. T. C. Dickinson, of Washing
ton, D. C., who is che fiuaucial
agent of the projected Black
Diamond ' Railroad sybtom in
Europe, is at the Grand all aglow
with the prospects of the road.
"I am just in from Cynthiana,
Ky." said he, ."where a. most
harmonious and successful meet
ing of the Directors of the consoli
dated companies was held. There
were perhaps forty promient mea
present, representing the com
panies of the system extending
from Ohio thence through several
Southern States to the sea. The
English capitalists whom I have
interested in the enterprise during
my five years residence in London
have agreed to put up all the
money necessary for the building
and equipping of the system of
1,200 miles, estimated at $40,000,
000, contingent upon a favorable
report from Sir Thomas Tancered
(pronounced Tankard), the most
famous railroad "engineer expert
and builder in the British Empire,
who put through great railway
lines in Australia, Now Zealand,
Mexico and other countries. He
was paid $10,000 to come out here
this spring and pass upon the
possibilities of a railway from
Skagaway tc Lake Bennett, Alaska,
over the White Pass, which he
pronounced perfectly feasible, and
in consequence of his report five of
the 4S miles of the line have
already been constructed. He told
me that the . road requires no
extraord inary engineering skill.
I submitted the profiles of our
Black Diamond system to Sir
Thomas some time since, and he
pronounced them among the best
that had ever come under his
scrutiny. I have cabled him to
come to this country as soon as
convenient, and I go from here via
Washington to meet him in New
York, and expect to have him in
Cincinnati in two weeks from to
day, where we will start out over
the surveys. I apprehend that he
will go over every mile of tho trunk
line borsebackviind if his report is
favorable we will get all the money
in England that we want-iu fact
it has all been arranged for in
that event. If his report is adverse,
which I do not anticipate, our cake
will be all be all dough. At the
Cynthiana meeting of the Board
of Director* this weekiji 10,000 was
subscribed to pay the expense3
and fee for this tour of inspection.
Our franchises are first-class, and
with the graded lines of old
abandoned routes and tuunels
nearly completed, I am sure that
the system can be put through
to tbs sea from Ohio and Indiana
considerably under the estimate
of $10,000,000. There is an
abundance of^mone3T in England
awaiting investment, and Ameri
can securities have not ?u?lered
a whit by the war, wereas I see
that Spanisn consols were shut out
of the market June 29.-Cincinnati
z Done by the
Great That Shafter
jr to Surrender.
hundred and due shells from the
harbor. The army batteries fired
i many of the finest buildiugs in
[. The slaughter and devastation
it that Shafter sent in begging for
own was completely destroyed. The
hting like demons, but were driven
re only 300 yards between our
. What is left of the city is hardly
.render every moment.
Shafter Says There
hting Since Then.
;on Express the Belief That
and That Our Flag is
Over the City.
r in a cable this morning reports a
enemy is considering a proposition
Americaus surrounds the city
bing up to reinforce the line. Only
i three or four wounded. New
on. The refugees are suffering
er's dispatch, which was of ycster
thai Santiago has surrendered,
>ur flag floats over it.
TIME TO TALK OF PEACE.
Spanish and Aniericiins Show
High Qualities of Fisrht
London.-The Times, this
morning, discussing the fighting
at El Caney, says :
"Both sides, have shown courage
of a very high order, and it is hard
to say whether the splendid dash
and bravery of the American
advance in the teeth of a galling
fire or the stubborn tenacity of
the Spanish defense is the more
"Both sides have learned to
appreciate the splendid military
qualities of their adversaries.
"It is a pity that enemies who
show themselves such worthy
foemen in the field cannot age their
way to save bloodsed by comiug
immediately to an arrangement on
the inevitable basis. The Spaniards
have amply vindicated their houor,
a'nd if they were wise thoy would
now prove their common sense by
offering terms to their opponents
terms which if they were reason
able would almost certainly be
discussed in a generous spirit.
The editorials in the Daily
Graphic aud Times fairly
represent the opinions of the
London newspapers. There is no
word of blame, but rather un
stinting admiration, for Genereal
Shaffer's bravery; yet all remark
that America finds Santiago a
tougher task than she anticipated.
Spain, it ?B suggested, mrght now
sue for peace on honorable terms,
but it is not thought she is likely
to do so.
The Standard says :
"On the whole, while we cannot
express too highly our family pride
in thc gallant bearing of t*he
American troops to us that the
prospect bt.fore the United States
is one sufficiently ominous to make
this a moment when a wise "ap
proach on the part of Spain
toward peace on resasonable terms
ought to be received with much
alacrity by . President McKinley.
Why wait -till suffering has
hardened the hearts of the
Americans and strengthened the
The Daily -Graphic, k? its
"The signal gallantry und
devotion displayed by both
Spaniards and Americans must be
recognized. The behavior of the
Americans sends a thrill of pride
throughout the Anglo-Saxon
would. The story of the splendid
manner in which the Rough
Itoders carried San Juan is instinct
with the indomitable spirit of
Dal uk la va."
The Daly Graphic says, however,
that, "the blunder lies deeper than
any mere teinprary miscalculation"
adding that "the Americana cast
their net too widely as it might
have been better to have left
S" 'tiago and Mauila alone and to
have concentrated their efforts
Notice to That Effect Given
Captain-General Blanco, 3
Washington, July ll.-Wbjle
the navy department ?efuses to
affirm or deny truth of the repirt
that Commodore Howell h d
notified Blauco that the harbn
defenses of Havana would e
bombarded if he did not hail
down the Spanish flag and evacu* ie
the city within four days, .therets
general belief that such in
ultimatum has been issued. It-is
a part of the general system < f
terrorizing which is to be in
augurated along the Cuban coaff.
Blinco is hard piessed for fool.
Supplies from Jamaica va
Cienfuegos have been cut off anl
half the population in Cuba are
thoroughly sick of the war" $p?
desire a resumption of business
and normal conditions.
RUSH TO SOUTH .
AND TO CUBA I
War Will Hasten Tide of Home
Seekers from West.
Mr. W. H. Nesbitt, manager j
o? the American Real Estate
Exchange, Dayton, 0., is in the
city accompanied by Secretary
W. T. Godfroy.
Yesterday, in company with Mr.
Howard Stafford of the Georgia
Railroad Land Colonization cojin
pauy, they visited Belair colony
and other points along the Georgia
road as high as Harlem, and'
returned to the city last night.
Today they will take a look at other
farming properties in thia vicinity.
Mr. Nesbitt has done a groat
deal toward settling Georgia with
homeseekers from the West, hav
ing operated . principally around
Fitzgerald and the lower part pf
the ftate. He is 1 thoroughly
acqainted with that section bf
Georgia, and is now turning 'ms
attention to the middle eastetn
portion. He is very much impress-,
ed with what ho has seen bf
agricultural resources and possi
bilities so for. Belair colony was
of special interest to him, and he
aeesintbis tract great prospects
for early development. Ho is
much impressed with the.location
and the character of the land, and
will direct his efforts . in great
part this way on bis return nome.'
Mr Nesbitt says the war has
turned the homeseekers. this way
mom strongly than ever, anxi- >v&
hostilities cease he looks for a
rush to the south and to'Cuba.
The war is doing more than all
agencies in the past to acquaint
the people of ihe north and west
with the south, and the returns tc
this section will follow early and
rapidly upon the settlement of
peace conditions.-Augusta Chron
icle. - ?
A Cotton Picker.
We haye seen during the past
week something that we never
expected to see-a machine that
will successfully pick cotton.
Like all inventions of its kind it
is right simple. The machine we
saw is only a model, but the finish
ed machine will be pulled by one
or more horses. It straddles a
row of cotton and a belt moves
upward on each side of the stalks
of cotton. On the face of the belts
are a multitude of rubber fingers
on the tops of which are small
wire spikes somewhat like the
wires in a cotton carder. The
feature wherein the machine differs
from all other experimental cotton
picking machinerp is that the
fingers, being of rubber, are elastic,
are easily bent about and pass in
and out among the leaves and
bolls without tearing them or
breaking off the limbs of the* plant
while all lint the little spikes come
in contact with will be piled out
and carried up by them until
turned over a trough, one on each
of the machines, where it is knock
ed off by a set of wire fingers set
in a cylinder traveling at a higher
rate of speed than the belt, on the
same principle that the brush takes
the lint from the saws in the
thc operation of ginning. The
bottom of the trough is a belt mov
iug towards a basket, box or other
receptacle attached to the machine,
and it pojirs the cotton out in a con
stant stream. The machine- is
the invention of a man named
Martin at Maiden, N. C., a one
armed C >nfederate veteran, of
comparatively modest circum
stances. The machine has been
patented and Mr. A. S. Withere
of Yorkville has an interest in it.
We believe the machine will work a
revolution in King Cotton's
Cardinal Gibbons called on
President McKinley recently and
requested the appointment of
moro chaplains from the Roman
Of all kinds done at
this oil'n'o. Call and
get our prices. J
AS KLEY AJ? D TILLMAN.
The Anderson Man Beats tbe
Senator in -a Hand Primary.
A correspondent of the Green
ville News gives the. following
account of what must have been
an. intensely interesting episode
at the picnic at Suuyside :
Senator Tillman, in throwing
brick at Suny6ide on Saturday,
dropped one on the toes of the
redoubtable Josh Ashley, of Ander
son, and found that he had waked
up the wrong passenger. Mr.
Ashley promptly "flung back,"
carried the crowd with him and
in a hand primary on the
management of Clemson College
beat the Senator seven to one in
a crowd of 2,000 people.
The occasion was a reunion of
Confederate veterans, and the
audience was from Abbeville,
Greenwood,and Anderson counties.
Congressman Latimer and J. E.
Boggs, of Pickens, who wants to
succod him, spoke. They developed
no issues, personal or political,
and were remarkably courteous
towaTd each other.
Senator Tillman talked about
two hours and of many things.
He said he was no orator, his
genius being for d?bate. Probably
he did not think he would so soon
have the opportunity to test it.
He spoke very much at r au dom
on national and State issues and
repeated much of what he said in
his recent speech in the Senate
against annexation. Presontly he
touched on Clemson college and
in a good humored way referred to
the opposition and criticisms of j
Josh Ashley, who was present
peacefully gettiug solid a mong the
Mr. Ashley immediately called
out irom the crowd, saying ho
thought as he had been hit he
ought to have the right to bit!
back. The people cheered him
and Senator Tillman and the
comittee united in saying that he
should have a chance.
When Mr. Ashley's limo came he
defined himself af? not opposing.
Clemson college but r's disapprov
ing of its management. The
Senator interrupted him and they
had a sharp but good natured
running debate amid much cheer
ing and laughing. Mr. Ashley
Stood his groud stoutly, and really
made a sensible, straight forward
talk. Presntly he saw he had bis
man where he wanted him and
turned one of Tillmau's own guns
on him by demanding a hand
primary. The crowd sustained
^him clearly, some said five to one.,
others said'ten to one. The right
estimate was probably about half
way between the two extreme's.
All the this pasBed off without
any apparent ill feeling, although
it was evident that the Senator did
not enjoy his defeat. He even
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took another and rather a more
serious turn at it and spoke
earnestly and at some length in
defence of Clemson's management,
but be could not move the crowd.
Some resentment was caused,
however, by Senatof Tillman's
outspoken and urgent advice to the
crowd to vote to return Latina er to
Congress. There was much
murmuring that this was inter
ference in a district matter and
an attempt at dictation, and many
went away from the meeting in a
rather bad humor.
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during pregnancy, and helps to
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tem. This great remedy is offered
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For advice, in cases requiring special
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Insurance, Ten Dollars.
We're for the poor man ev'ry time,
? And In this'erecampaign
"We'll stump old Edgelleld county
Through the sunshine and the rain.
And hold the banner up'ards
From a-trai1in' in the dust,
And cut loose on monopoly,
And cuss and cuss and cuss.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for re
election to Congress from the Second Congres
I sion.il District, subject to the rules and recula - J
tions of the dcmocratic.party.
Respectfully, . W. T. TALBERT.
For State Senate.
The friends of Hon. John C. Sheppard pre
sent his name to the voters of Edgefield county
for the State Senate. Ile will abide the resolta
of tlie primary and support it?- nominees.
Thc Hon. T. H. Rainsford is hereby announc
ed as a candidate 'or thc unexpired term of J.
M. Clines in the State Senate. His record in thc
lower House for five years proves him to be a
wise and prudent legislator, capable of taking
cn re of the interests ofiiis constituents. Wc
pledge bim to abide thc result of the primary
For House of Representatives.
I am a candidate for the House or Rcprcsen
I tat i ves. Will abide thc result of the primary
and support its nominees. It will be impossible
for me to make a thorough canvass of the
county, but I shall make every effort to see as
many of my follow citizens and as often as pos
I sihlc. W. A. STROM.
We are requested by thc friends of M. P.
Wells, Esq., to announce bim for the Hous** *f|
Representatives. He will abide thc results of |
the primary and support thc nominees.
Dr. W. P. Timmerman js announced as a can
didate for thc House of Representatives, sub
ject totk: rules and regulations of thc demo
cratic party. REFORMERS.
The friends of X. G. Evans, Esq,, respect
fully announce him for the House of Represen
tatives. He will abide results of the pri
mary and support all its nominees.
The many friends of P. B. Mayson, Esq., re
spectfully present his name to the democratic
voters of Edgefield county for a seat in thc
House of Representatives, and respectfully so
licit their support. He will abide thc result of
the primary election and support the nominees
of the party. ' " MANY FRIENDS.
For County Treasurer. :
I am a candidate for re-election to the office
[ of County Treasurer. I will abide the result of I
the primaries and support all t ie nominees of
the party, T. C. MORGAN.
For County Auditor.
I am a candidate for the office of County Au
ditor, and respectfully solicit thc support of j
Edgefield democrats. I will abide the results of
the primary and support the nominees of the
party. HBNRY C. WATSON".
I am a candidate for re-election to thcollice of |
Auditor. I will abide thc results of thc primary
and support the nominees of thc party
J. li. HALTI WANGER.
For County Supervisor.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
nomination tc the office of County Supervisor at
thc ensuing democratic primary election. Tbe
Ci 'dial support of my fellow citizens is'respect
ivcly solicited. JAMES T. MIMS.
I announce myself a candidate for the offic;
of Supervisor of Edgefield county, subject to
the action of the democratic primaries.
R. A. COCHRAN.
I am a candidate for the office ot County Sur
pervisor, will :i!:idp the result of theprimary
elect!.u and support thc nominees cf the party
J. M. BELL, JR.
I am a candidate for County Supervisor. I
will abide thc result of the primary election and
support thc nominee. 1). D. PADGETT.
For Judge ol Probate.
I respectfully announce myself a candidate for
re-election to tho office of Judge of Probate of
Edgefield county] subject to the rules and regu
lations of the democratic primaay election,
pledging myself to abide by thc results and
support the nominees of the patty.
J. D. "ALLEN.
For Superintendent of Education.
i hereby announce myself a candidate for
Cornily Superintendent of Education, and
pledge myself to abide results of the primary.
P. N. LOTT.
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season is larger than ever, with one of these cool
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summer. And ive have not forgotten the little boys
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gf fis flss??aQce Society
r* e? I?EW foi?;
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Issues all Forms of Policies
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Consistent with Safety.
AND without making special medtion of each'of its many popu
lar plans of insurance, we desire to invite the careful examina
tion of all concerned in Life Insurance to THE PROVIDENT'S
TWENTY-YEAR RENEWABLE TERM POLICY-A SPECIAL
POLICY FOR BUSINESS MEN.
Twenty years is a long time. This is true in life insurance/as
well as in other business transactions. Nearly all life insurance poli
cies are contracts for a period of twenty years. They are made so by
insurance companies to supply the the needs of the insuring public.
When a man takes a whole-life, twenty payment life or twenty-year
bond, he considers its cost io bim during twenty years, and the settle
ment which he can make at the end of twenty vears. Experience and
statistics prove chat only a small percentage of policies are continued
longer than the twenty-year period.
Men take on large lines of insurance from age 30 to 40. The en
suing twenty years cover the period when their families are growing
up and beiug?educated ; it also covers the period of their greatest busi
ness activity. It covers the time when their families and business in
terests require';the gr??tes!, amount of protection. ? . >
A man's requirements are not the same at 60 years that they are
at 40 years. His family has grown up, his business conditions have
changed, or the necessity for insurance has disappeared.
In view of these facts, The Provident Savings issues a policy at a
fixed rate for tw?nty years, which includes"only the cost of protection
for that time. The premiums on this policy are less than one-half the
premiums charged for a twenty-payment life. If aman wants insur
ance for protection only, this policy will supply his wants admirably.
He is not obliged to make a deposit with an insurance- company for a,
future which he may never reach; especially when he has need for
this deposit, and more, too, in his business.
To illustrate this Policy, we will give the .figures. A man at 30
takes one of these Policies for $1,000 at the'regular term rates of $14.91
per annwm for twenty years. This policy can be continued, after
twenty years, without medical re-examination, at rates Tor the age
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Jan. 24, '98.
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