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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31.
Did the bottom fall out of the clouds
on Monday last or shall we have more
Greenwood, or least certain of Green
wood's citizens, are agitating for a
Mott, Parker sold the first bale of
new cotton in this market, realizing 6
cents, we believe.
Mrs. W. H. Folk and Miss Speights
will remain in Greenwood something
like two months.
We regret to hear of the illness of
Mr. D. R. Durisoe. It is hoped he will
soon be up again.
Mr. E. J. Mims is. after a serious at
tack of indigestion, again at his post
in the Bank of Edgefield.
"We hear of great numbers who will
attend the Co-Educational Institute
which opens on the 15th inst.
Mr. J. A. C. Jones will board pupils
for the South Carolina Co-Educational
Institute at reasonable rates. 4t
A new fancy is iced coffee, frozen to
the consistency of a sherbet, served
with unflavored ice cream on the top.
Mr. F. V. Drennan, of Ilibler, lost a
fine milch cow last week. Friend Dren
nan is a splendid farmer and has fine
Major-General M. C. Butler was in
town a few days of last week. Ile will
sail for Havana, Cuba, between the 1st
and 5th of September.
The fortunate people in this world
are those who have at least one friend
in whose presence they can biow their
own horns without discouragement.
The results of the protracted meet
ing at Bethany church, in which Dr.
Gwaltney assisted Pastor G.H. Burton,
were eighteen additions to the church.
The rains, the rains continue. The
farmer man bas stopped looking up for
a blue speck in the sky, but hangs his
head in utter and hopeless despair.
Twenty bridges have been washed
away in Greenville county during the
past three weeks owing to the heavy
rains. So far Edgefield has escaped on
the bridge question.
Houses! Houses! "We hear of people
being turned away from our town who
want to move here for educating their
children, because there are no houses
Mr. W. F. Dobey, of Aiken, is on a
visit to friends and relatives here. He
thinks the Highland Park hotel will
be rebuilt in time for next season, and
that Aiken is on a perpetual boom.
Rev. Mr. Reamy, of Johnston, still
continues services in our Baptist
church. Mr. Reamy is a forceful and
thoughtful preacher, and many are
touched and helped-by his words.
Young "Walter Samuels, at Mr. B. L,
Jones's, is sick with typhoid fever. His
case was considered hopeless on Satur
day last, but late in that day he rallied
and it is now believed he will recover.
Jess Hobbs bids us call a convention
of horse swappers at Edgefield on the
first Monday in September, next Mon
day. Jess ought to be, and no doubt
will be, made presideot of said con
Prof. Bailey advertises for a number
of servants, laundress included, for
service at the Co-Educational Insti
tute. Call at his oflice on Saturday of
this week between 10 and 12 in the
Cotton must be damaged by so much
rain, but how much or how little no
man knoweth. It is just this way,
however, the more we make the less
we get for it, and the less we make the
more we get for it. Which horn shall
we take hold of?
When you get ready to ship your
cotton, remember Davison & Fargo,
Augusta, Ga. They knowhow to han
dle and how to sell cotton to the best
advantage. They are thoroughly re
liable and abundantly able to advance
you monej on your crop if you so de
sire, at cheap rates.
You will not find better people to
deal with in all Augusta than W. J.
Rutherford & Co. They deal in lune,
cement, plaster, hair, ready roofing,
brick, fire clay, etc. t?ee their "adver
tisement in another column, and give
them your patronage. You will never
. Wanted at the Edgefield Co-Educa
tional Institute : One first-class cook,
one man servant, two house girls, one
waiting boy. I desire also to contract
for the washing for the Institute. Ap
ply at my oflice on Saturday, Sept. 3rd,
between the hours of 10 and 12 in the
morning. Xone bnt experienced and
first-class servants, bringing recom
mendations, need apply.
F. N. K. BAILEY.
Three hundred aad fifty names of
boarding pupils have already been re
ceived for the South Carolina Co-Edu
cational Institute at this place for the
opening term, Sept. 15th, that is to say
that number have said they wilk at
tend . Of courue all these will not at
tend; there are always fallings ty the
wayside. But it will be safe to predict
that there will be one hundred board
ers in our town at the first session of
our Institute, and this is a mighty
If you wish your boy to learn how to
send and receive telegrams, to learn of
& teacher who was himself an operator
for 12 years, to learn the business of
telegraphy so thoroughly that he can
go out in the world and tura a living,
then make arrangements with Prof.
Bailey to enter him in the Institute,
which opens at Edgefield on Thursday,
Sept. 15th. Your boy can also take
stenography and type writing at the
same time. Thus will he be donbly
armed against fate, hard times, low
cotton, and drowned-out bottom corn.
The Edgefield Oil Mill bas adjusted
its-bale packing boxes to the standard
squale bale size, that is to say 24x5-1
inches. Mr. p. E. Hollingsworth has
also adjusted his gin to the same size
We regret to hear of the sickness of
Mr. J. A. Tim merman. He went home
from his store on last Friday afternoon
feeling a little unwell and is now con
fined lo his bed with fever. It is hoped>
however, that it is nothing: serious.
During his sickness his nephew, hand
some young Ben Timmerman, and our
old friend W. E. Dobey will attend to
These long continued rains remind
us oZ like or worse rains eight or ten
years ago in this county in the month
of September, when all the bridges
were washed away. It rained then
three weeks almost without stopping,
the cotton seeds in the open cotton on
the stalk sprouted, came up, and had
leaves on it.
Dr. J.H. Thornwell, of Fort Mills,
will assist Rev. G. G. Mayes in a series
of meetings in our Presbyterian
church, commencing on next Sunday,
the 1st Sunday in September. Dr.
Thornwell is a son of the late eminent
Dr. Thornwell of South Carolina Col
lege fame. He will probably not reach
our town until Monday, but the ser
vices will begin on Sunday morning,
It looks now as if there would be one
hundred boarding pupils at the ?South
Carolina Co-Educational Institute this
fall. We could predict this almost
certainly if our people were not so
wedded to cotton. But lt is just this
way, reader, look at it : You send your
16 year old boy to Prof. Bailey to learn
say how to telegraph or type-writ- or
stenography. At the end of one year
or less he returns him to you a profi
cient, an adept in one or all of these
money getting-professions or avoca
tions, and you say to him : Sonny, I
have been feeding: you a right 6mart
while, now suppose you turn loose and
get $50 a month and support me and
your mammy a while. He will do it
every time, that is to say, he will get
employment and the $50 a month
whether he will give you and the old
lady any of it depends on whether you
and the old lady raised him aright. If
she used her slipper prayerfully, per
sistently, and punctually in "the weak
and toddling years," and you used a
shingle, a strap, or a paddle, with vim,
verve, and vigor in i:ihe bright and
budding years, when love first falls
into the fond, free heart," he will fetch
you the money regularly, and say :
"Pap, take all you want and give me
the balance, if there is an *' Try it>
old man, if you dou't believe its the
truth we are telling you.
In Colored Society.
REPORTED BY A NIGGER.
About ten days ag:o Tom Davis lost
a couple of his little children. Tom
lives on what he calls the "Cheatham
Land Loan place," which is about
three miles from our town. Well, Tom
lost two of his children and didn't
know where to find 'em. He called in
his friends and neighbors, Jim Knox
and John Knox and Hanse Knox and
Alfred Morgan and Aaron Gray and
Jim Jones and George Waldo to set
"up on" the case, or in other words, to
help him find his children.
Well, about the time they had set on
the case until they were tired, along
came Rev. Wash Oliphant and made
this suggestion : Let some of you climb
up a good sized pine tree and look a
longtime all over Bro. Davis's cotton
patches and wherever he sees the
gras? and weeds wave and move when
the wind isn't blowing, there's where
you'll find his children. This plan was
adopted. Jim Jones, being the young
est and the ugliest, climbed the tree,
and, sure enough, this is the way they
found Tom Davis's children, for way
off in the distance he saw the grass
and weeds moving. And they do say
that the reason Rev. Oliphant knew so
well how to find lost children was that
he had a sight smart weeds and grass
himself, and knew how to find" other
folks children by the same way he
found his own step-grandchildren.
But don't let it git no furder than the
To thc Churches Composing the
lSdjrefield Baptist Association.
It gives me great pleasuro to aa
nounce tbat Dr. Montague, the
president of Furman University,
will be with ?B at the ensuing ses
sion of our association, to be held
with the Red Oak Grove Baptist
church ; and allow me to express
the hope, that all of the churches
will send up strong delegations to
meet him, and the other distin
guished representatives of the va
rious objects fostered by our de
Allow me to urge the brethren,
who are chairmen of committees,
appointed at our last session to
i submit reports at this meeting, to
be ready with full and well consid
ered reports. If any chairman
sees that he cannot oe present, let
him be certain to notify the next,
or some other member of his com
mittee to prepare the report. If this
suggestion is heeded, the work of
the association will proceed
promptly and orderly, and much
more effective work will be ac
The brethren who were appoint
ed lo represent the Aged Ministers'
Fund, in their respective churches,
are also earnestly requested to
send up reports on this important
Let us all go up to our meeting
with prayerful hearts, and with
our minds fixecf on the work of the
Lord; and if we will only do this,
weean make the ninety-first ses
sion of our grand old association
one of the best and most profitable
in her history.
They Season Every Conversation.
Their England Equivalents.
I am of the opinion, Sancho,
that there is no proverb but what
is true, because they are all sen
tences drawn from experience
itself, the mother of all the
It is quite fitting that this short
glance at Spanish proverbs
should be prefaced by this wise
remark of Don Quixote, for no
country uses "saws" more freely
than, does Spain.
Dickens says that, proverbs with
wise men are these small changes
of wit, but with the Spaniard they
are often his whole capital. We
usually quote a proverb when it
seems to apply in the conversation,
the Spaniard suits the conversa
tion to the proverb, and it seems
to be really a matter of pride to
3ee how many he can use in a
The Spanish gentlemen hands
you a cigar and says : "You smoke,
of course. He who smokes makes
his own cloud and need not caro
how the sky is." Then in order to
get in another wise remark, he
proceeds: "Let us go out. into the
open air. Fresh air never, hurts
anyone. It is the draught that
kills. A draught is like a bull ;
you should never get io its way."
Then, prehaps, he calls your
attention to an ill-dressed, but
cheerful-looking peasant in the
street, remarking in an off-hand
manner, as if he could say such
things at any tims : "There's many
a good drinker hidden under
ragged cloak." And so thiough a
long conversation, which would
be maddening to an American,
but which the Spaniard thoroughly
It is interesting to note the
English equivalents for Spanish
proverbs. When we say "He is not
worth his salt," they say ''He is
not worth his ears full of wate: '"
essentially the proverb of a thisty
We say "You want the earth.
Their equivalent, is "That is to
expect the wolf to leave meat at
"One man's meat is another's
another man's poison" is rend
ered: What cured Sancho made
Martha sick." "Out of the frying
pan into the fire is with them
"Escaping the bull, he fell into the
We have the proverb, "You can't
make a silk purse out of a sow's
ear." Their way of expressing
the same exalted sentimeut ie "A
hog's tail never made a good
Their way of saying "By hook
or by crook" is : It must come out
of the sleeve or the shirt," which
is rather, unique.-Chicago Post.
List of letters remaining in the Post
Office at Edgefield C. H., S. C., Aug. 27,
W M. Butler,
J C Blocker,
Sam P Wards,
M?BS Ann Buzard,
Mrs W E Capers,
Miss Hester Dorns.
When asking for letters on this list
W. H. BRUNSON, P. M.
Scrofula, a Vile
Scrofula is the most obstinate of blood
troubles, and 1B often the result of an
Inherited taint in the blood. S. S. S.
is the only remedy which goos deep
enough to reach Sorofulat it forces out
every trace of the disease, and oures
the worst oases.
My son, Charlie, was afflicted from Infancy
With Scrofula, and he suffered BO that it waa
impossible to dress him
for three years. His
head and body were a
mass of sores, and his
eyesight also became
affected. No treatment
was spared that wo
thought would relieve
him.hut he gVew worse\
until his condition wosl
indeed pitiable. I hadj
almost despaired of his
ev? being oured, when
by tat advice of a friend
we if tte him 8. fi. 8.
(8wli?B Speolflo). Ade
olded improvement wo9 the result, and after
he had tason a doten bottles, no one who knew
of his former dreadful condition would havo
recognized him. All tho sores on his body
have healed, his skin is perfectly clear and
smooth, and he has been restored to perfect
health. Mas. 8.8. MA Bay,
890 Elm St., Macon, Ga.
For ?real blood troubles it. la n waste
of time to exneot a cure from th? doc
tors. Blood diseases are beyond their
skiil. Swift's Specific,
reaches all deep-seated oases which
bther remedies have no effect upon. It
is the only blood remedy guaranteed
purely vegetable, and contains no pot
ash, meroury, or other minorai.
Books mailed free.to any address by
Swift Specific Oo,, Atkmta, Gu.
Real Estatefor Sale*
[TIE can sell splendid land, either
vY sandy or clay, level or rolling, in
any part of Edgefield county and por
tions of Aiken, Saluda, and Grce*
wood, on easy terms. Also houses and
Io's in the town of Edgefield, Saluda,
or tidge Spring. Apply to
A. S. TOMPKINS, or
M. P. WELLS,
Edgefield, S. C.
The election in Edgefield county
passed without special incident.
The vote was about a normal ona
and, without waiting for complete
returns, we can say that Tillmau
and Featherstone have received the
majority of Edgefield votes for
governor, running neck and neck.
Ellerbe has fallen way behind.
McMahan for Superintendent of
Education, and Floyd for Adjutant
and Inspector Gere?al, are notably
ahead of other candidates on the
In the comity election Sheppard
leads at every box heard from, and:
will probably go in by a majority
of four huudred votes.
W. A. Strom and George Evans
lead for the House, with P. B.
Mayson and J. L. Smith following.
Haltiwanger and Watson are
neck and neck, with Haltiwanger
a little ahead.
Mims and Bell are leading
for County Supervisor. A second
primary will be necessary with
reference to this office.
Lott and Nicholson will proba
bly have to run over for School
Of course, Capt. Tom Morgan
and Judge Allen are solid as Gib
. This election determines very
little as to who is elected. Shep
pard for the State Senate and the
Auditor, County Treasurer, and
Judge of Probate's being the only
offices certainly filled, and there
will be more offices to fill in the
second election than wore filled by
WHEELER'S IRE UP.
General Joe Lays Down Some
Laws at Montauk.
Camp WikorT. Montauk, Aug.
30.-General Joe Wheeler has set
out to cut more of the red tape that
has been responsible for the misery
in Camp Wikof?. He began today
.by a dressing down of the surgeons- .
in the camp who have, been letting
men die because they would not or
could not get medicine.
LAID BEFORE HIM.
It was reported to General
WI -oler Sunday that there was a
scarcity of medicines in the camp.
The report came from Dr. Wood
of General Ames' divinion hospital.
Wheeler had a talk with Col. For
wood in charge of the medical de
WON'T SEND FOR THEM.
"There are plenty of medicines
here," replied Col. Forwood, "but .
the doctors won't send for it."
"We'll see about this right now,"
said the general, and he summoned
all division surgeons to the gen
STOP THE NONSENSE.
"This nonsense has got io stop
right here," the general said.
"There are supplies enough of all
kinds right here in camp, and if
the soldiers don't get them, its
your fault. Men are dying' for
lack of medicine becauso of your
petty way of doing business.
"If it is not stopped at once, I .
shall hold you personally respon
sible for every death that occurs
from lack of care. I shall accept
no[excuses about lack of medicines.
General Wnecler did not hesitate
to call Forwood himself down for
irregularities in the hospital, such
as not.keeping records of sick men.
Notice to Debtors and Cred
ALL persons having claims against
the estate of Toliver Hearn, de
ceased, will present same duly attest
ed to J. D. Allen, Esq., Edgefield, S. C.,
and all persons indebted to said estate
will make immediate payment to the
G. W. TURNER,
F. A. WALKER,
MRS. CATHARINE HAZEL
Aug. 9, ISO.
In One Day.
Now is the time te subscribe to
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-only $1.50 per year.
on the o\d factorage plan
with, the best results and
charging reasonable com
missions. We obtain the
best results because we
have the best market here
-more buyers, sharper
competition, and larger
lots of cotton to offer at
one time. There may also
be something in our class
ifications, our manner of
handling, and judgment
in selling. WE SOLICIT
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Our stock of Serges, Alpacas and Cirash Suits this
season is larger than ever, with one of these cool
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Flimmer. And ?ve have not forgotten the little boys
either, but have bought for them a complete line of
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As we are goirg ou
of the busiuess, we are
closing out everything
^ I Carts, '
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Now is' your time'to
save money as we are
selling at and below
g Don't let the chance go
go ; it occurs only once
in a life time-every
|] thing must go at once.
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AT HILLMAN, GA.,
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Vegetables, Fruits and Melons, Jersey
Milk and Butter.
With A. Sheffield as "chef at the
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to guests, also bicycle tract.
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"Augusta and Ashville Short Line."
Schedule in effect Feb. 7, 1S97.
Lv Augusta. 9 40 a m 140 pm
Ar Greenwood.. 12 17p m ll 30 p m
Ar Anderson.... 7 30 pm .
Ar Laurens.... 115 p m 7 00 a m
Ar Greenville.. 2 55pm 9 45am
Ar Glenn Sp'gs....4 05 p m .
Ar Spartan burg.. 3 00 p m 9 25 am
Ar Saluda- 5 23 pm 5 23 p m
Ar Hendersonville 551 p ra 1 45 p m
Ar Ashville.700pm .
Lv Ashville.... S20am .
Lv Spartanburg ll 45 a m 4 00 p m
Lv Greenville_ll 55a m 4 00 p m
ArLaurens.... 130pm 7 pm
Lv Anderson. 17 00 a m
Ar Greenwood.. 2 28 p m 15 00 a ra
Lv Augusta_ 5 05 pm 9 35 am
Lv Savannah.... 5 55 am .
Lv C Ihlo 'n Falls 444 p m
Ar Norfolk.... 7 30am
Ar Petersburg-6 00 a m J
Ar Richmond.... S 15 a m
Lv Aug-sta. 2 55 p na
ArAlleidaie. 5 00 pm
Fairfax.... 5 15 p m
Yemassee. 6 20 p m
Beaufort. 7 20 pm
Port Royal. 7 30pm
Char eston. S 08 p m
Savannah. S 00 p m
Lv Savannah. 6 50am
. Charleston. 6 50 a m
'?(Port Royal. 8 15 am
' Beaufort. S 25 a m
( Yemassee. 9 25^a m
1 Fairfax.. .?10 32 a m
? Allendale.....* 1047 i. m
Ar Augusta. 12.65um
Close connections at Greenwood for
lall points on S./ ' **nd C. and C.
Railway, and at Spaitanburg with
For information relative tojtickets
rates, schedules, etc., address
W. J. CRAIG, Gen. Pass. Agt.
T. M. EMERSON,
Trafile Manager, '
Carolina and Cumberland
Schedule in Effect May 1, 1898.
BETWEEN EDGEFIELD AND AIKEN.
Leave Ec efield, 5 30 a m
Arrive Trenton, 6 00 a m
Leave Trenton, 6 50 a m
Arrive Aiken, 8 00 a m
Leave Aiken, ll 15 *a m
Leave Trenton, 12 30;p m
Arrive Edgefield, 1 00 ri m
BETWEEN EDGEFIELD AND POINTS
CN SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
Lv Edgefield, 5 30 a m 2 20 p m
Ar Trenton, 6 00 a m 2 50 p m
Lv Trenton, 6 25 a m 3 08 p m
Ar Augusta, 8 00 a m 4 15 p m
Ar Columbia, 4 55 p m
All trains daily except Sunday.
I. W. FOWLER,
W. M. MEYER,
E. G. H ALT! WANGE R .
Frt. & Pass. Ag't,
Edgefield. S. C