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Tl'Ob. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5.
Walt Whitman says he will lee
ture for Ute next twenty months
and will not go into politics.
The number and value of the
premiums offered by the State Fair,
surpass those of previous years, and
the success of the '98 fair promises
to surpass all previous records.
There is no likelihood that Miss
Hil will realize her wish to be
called the "Daughter of the Con
federacy." She has made a great
mistake in laying claim to that
A correspondent of the New York
Sun has seen this queer sign:
"Any incivility or inattention on
tho part of employes of this
establishment will be considered
a favor if reported to the proprie
Lieutenant Hobson, directing a
party of wreckers, has succeeded
in floating the Spanish ciuiser
Infanta Maria Teresa. The cruiser
was taken to Guantanamo Bay.
Immediately work was commenced
putting the cruiser in coudition.
The Grand Duke Paul, of RuB8iaf
is so tall that it is impossible for
him to obtain a comfortable night's
rest unless he can sleep in his own
bed, which was made especially
for him. He is therefore, obliged
to take this bed with him wherever
he travels. It is so constructed
that it can be packed into a small
Hon. Thomas F. Bayard,
Secretary of State during Cleve
land's first administration, an'1
Minister to England during
second term, died at his home
Wilmington Del., on Wednesday
Mr. Bayard was a prominent
candidate for tho Presidential1
nomination at one time, and was
always a steadfast friend of the
The capital invested in cotton
mills in South Carolina now am
ounts to $18,614,000, the number
of spindles in these mills is 1,300,
390 and the ni.ruber of looms is
38,662. Five new mills have
been added to the li3t of last year,
andi, the -^ospect is that many
more will be built in the year 1899.
That investors have confidence in
the success of cotton manufactur
ing in this State is shown by the
fact that more than $600,000 addi
tional capital has been invested
in this business since the fall of
Col. Lip Levin is responsible
for the following story, which he
says was told him by a naval
At a supper to some of the captains
of the navies of England, Russia,
Turkey, France, and America, a
toast from each one in honor of the
flag he defended was called for and
hero they are :
The Russian said : "Here is to
the bars and stars that have never
been torn down."
The Turk said: "Here is to the
moon of Turkey, whose wings have
never been clipped."
The Frenchman said : "Here is
to tl i cock of France, whose fea
thers were never pulled."
The American said : "Here is to
the stars and stripes of America,
which have never known defeat."
The Englishman concluded as
follows : "Here is to the rampant,
roaring lion of Great Britain, that
has torn down the stars and bars
of Russia ; who clipped the wings
of th? moon of Turkey ; who pulled
the feathers of the cock of France,
and ran like h-1 from the United
States of America."
Advertising as a Commercial Ra
Country publishers receive
subscriptions now and then from
city firms who can have no in
terest in the local news ef the
paper. This paragraph in the New
York Times may explain the
reason for these "foreign" sub
"A wholesale grocer in this
city, who has become rich at the
buoiness, says his rule is that when
he sells a bill of good on credit to
immediately subscribe for the
local paper of his debtor. So long
as his customer advertised
liberally, he rested, but as soon
as he began to contract his adver
tising speace he took the fact as
evidence that there was trouble
ahead and invariably went for the
debtor. Said he : 'The man who
is too poor to make his business
known is too poor to do business.
The withrawal of an advertisement
is evidence of weakness that
business men are not slew to act
upon. There's nothing like it.' "
To Sun For The Senate.
To the Editor of The News and
Courier : At the request of a num
ber of my friends that I should
become a candidate for United
States Senator I enclose the follow
ing open letter:
To the Prohibition Democrats
of the State : Believing that Sena
tor Tillman is largely responsible
for our defeat in the late primary
election, that he is more responsible
than any other man in the State
for the opening of the State dispen
sary and the trouble and bloodshed
that has been caused by forcing it
upon the Democrats of South
Carolina, I have decided to asi:
the Prohibition Democrats of the
State to endorse me as a candidate
before the Democratic primary in
1900 for United States Senator
to Bucceed Senator Tillman. And
if they do so I will then discuss
the merits of the dispensary before
the people, and endeavor as a
Democrat who is deeply interested
in the welfare of the people and
the good name of my State to con
vince them that the State dispen
sary should be closed to the sale
of whiskey as a beverage and that
South Carolina as a State should
wash her hands of this infamous
business and the men who in
augurated thiB corrupt political
machine within he borders. I
favor a prohibition law for the
wholo State, but would be willing,
after the State has passed this
law, to exempt snch coun Ne aB by
a two-thirds vote of the 7 'rats
of the county would se
permitted to sell under
trol, according to the
the present State .
provided such cor
the Burne all tb'
* they endorse,
j j standpoint I could
uov ?ive up my present
posit, t that of United States
Senate., and have no desire lor
political honor unless I can by
enjoying them honor the people
who confer them upon me; but
there is no sacrifice that I could
make for the good people and the
name of my State that I would
not willingly make if called upon
to do so.
A. C. JONES.
Newberry, S. C., Sept. 24,1898.
Undle Sam's Haystack.
A St. Louis firm is getting ready
to ship the largest amount of hay
ever furnished on a single order in
tho United States. Uncle Sam ie
the buyer and the St. Louis Hay
and Grain company is the lucky
holder of the mammoth contract.
Under the terms of the contract
the firm must furnish 9,000,000
pounds of hay and deliver it at
It will require 500 cars to carry
the hay. The length of the care
used for this purpose is 40 feet.
If all of the cars to be used were
coupled together they would make
a train 21,500 feet Jong, or more
than four miles, making the regula
tion allowance of three feet between
cars. Each car will carry 229
bales, or nine tons. There will be
112,500 bales in all.
There are 25 bales to a ton of
hay and the average stack contains
seven tons, or 175 bales. The
shipment will comprise the con
tents of 643 haystacke. Th?
average haystack is 16 feet high
; and 15 feet in diameter at the base.
The 9,000,000 pounds of hay
would make a stack 10,288 feet,
or nearly two miles high.
Six seconds are required to slide
down an ordinary haystack in
which no pitchfroks lurk. Estima
ting that he would go at the same
rate of speed, a person essaying to
slide down the monster stack would
have to slide continually for one
hour and four minutes.
Two tons of hay are usually
loaded on a two-horse wagon. It
would take 4,500 horses to tran
sport the hay, two horses to a team.
It would take the horses nine
months to eat the hay.
The government calculates that
the hay will last the 12,000 horses
at Chickamauga a little more than
three months. Figured strictly
on this official basis, the hay in
the big shipment would feed one
horse 333 years and four months.
Shatter is Angry.
General Shafter in a letter to
a friend says: "The attacks of
the yellow press upon me and
others of the administration are
simply outrageous. The aro rilled
wich untruths. The behavior of
some of the yellow journalists was
so outrageous before we ever got
into Cuba, that I bad to put my
hand on them, and after we got
into Cuba it was worse. Their
letters are the result of personal
"If I had come back with a. de
feated army there might have been
Borne excuse for their talk, bat
having commanded one of the
most successful compaigns of
modern military history, it is
simply an outrage."
"In Hawaii these is one very uni
que custom in regard to debt," said
Mr. O. W. Sturgiss, of Oregon to
the Washington Post. "Any
stranger can get credit almost
from the time he sets foot on the
island, but so long as he owes a
dollar be is not permitted to leave
the country. A man who gets
hopoiessly involved in debt down
there had as well make up his mind
to become a citizen for the reBt ot
his life-he can only escape by
liquidating. This law has always
been strictly enforced, but in the
event* of annexation to tho United
States the islands may get a new
system of laws that will repeal
the existing statutes."
Writ of Election.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
To the Commissioners of Election
for the County of Edgefield :
WHEREAS, J. M. Gaines, who, at
the General Election held in No
vember, 1898, was chosen a mem
ber of the Senate for the Election
District of Edgefield county, to
eerve for four years, has sin^e said
election resigned ; and, whereas,
the Constitution of the State of
South Carolina directs that in such
a case a Writ of Election shall be
issued by the President of the
Senate ' for the purpose of filling
the vacancy thus occasioned for
the remainder of the term for which
the Member so resigned was elect
ed to serve.
Now, therefore, you and each of
you aire hereby required, alter due
advertisement, and with strict re
T:.id to all the provisions of the
nstitution and Laws of the said
? touching your duty iu such
to hold an election for a iuem
of the Senate, for the election
"riet aforesaid, to serve for the
nainder of the term for which
j said J. M. Gaines was elected ;
.e polls to be opened at the various
places of election in the said dis
trict on Tuesday, the 8th day of
November, 1898, by the virious
sett? of managers for those places
respectively; and the couutiugof
the votes cast and the declaration
of the result of the election to be
in accordance with the provisions
of law providing for the General
Elections and the manner of con
ducting the same.
This Writ, Together ?Uh your
return of the election to be held
under it, have before the Senate at
its next meeting after the election.
Witness the Hon. M. B. Mc
sweeney, Esq., President of the
Senate, at Hampton, S. C., this
27in day of June, in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hun
dred and ninety-eight.
M. B. MCSWEENEY,
President of the Senate.
ROBERT R. HEMPHILL,
Clerk of the Senate.
DO YOU WANT
THEN GO TO THE
If. Y Racket Store.
Only the best skilled tailors work ou
the garments we offer. Every article
we sell is guaranteed as represented;
that assures your safety. When you
consider the facr that with us you will
lied the largest and most exclusive as
sortment h.id that our prices for like
quality are lower than elsewhere, we
see no reason why we should not ha re
your confidence and patronage. Our
prices range ;
Suits $3.99, $5, $7.50, $10, $15. .
Trousers 50c, $2, $2.50. $3, $4, $5.
I Children's Suits 50o to 76c.
Boys' Suits $2.25 to $6.00.
Hats ! Hats I
Soft and Stiff. All sorts at all prices.
The best that can be had.
ttl?ui Bress GooSs.
In plain and [figured at 10c,; 15c, 18c,
20c, 25c, 35c, 40c. 50c to 75c.
AH Wool Dress Flannels at 18c.
Red Twill Wool Flannels at 12>?c.
White Dcmet Flannel at ?.
Canton Flannel as low a* 4c.
White Wool Twill Flannel at 20c,
25c, and 30c.
Wool Mixed White Flannel at 12>?c.
A great barcain !
100 pieces Dark Percale at 6 and 6&
Wraps. Jackets aid Beefers.
If you wish to know the fall styles
in Wraps, Jackets and Reefers you
must go straight to the Racket Store.
Fine and beautiful winter coverings
at from 50c to $10.
Our White Goods for personal wear,
for the bed, for the window, for the ta
ble, make up a wonderful display. They
range from Graniteville goods up to
the finest French Moll and India Cam
bric. We are making a new record in
Price Smashing, and are becoming in
teresting to the purchasing public
and very keenly so too ur competitors.
Our line of Blankets is an immense
one. Our prices range from $1 to $10
a pair, and euery one a genuine bar
gain. We call special attention to our
own Carolina Wool Blankets.
New Silks !
Tn Fancy Stripes, Plaids, Brocades,
Changeables, Black Brocades, Satin I
Duchess, Rhadames und many new
effects we mention specially.
10 pieces Changeable Silk at 50c per
yard. 20 pieces Fancy Plaid ,'Mlks at
40c per yard.
Men's, Children's, Ladies, and Misses
Shoes at prices to suit the times.
J. W. PEAK,
OF N. Y. BACKET STORE.
Toe almost en-J
ers. It gives
toneto the gen
ital organs, and
puts them in
condition to fio their worse
perfectly. That makes p:^s>
nancy less painful, shorUna
labor and hastens recovery after
child-birth. It helps a vf oman
bear strong healthy children.
Toss also brought happiness to
thousands of homes Darren for
years. A few doses often brings
joy to loving hearts that long
for a darling baby. No woman
should neglect to try it for this
trouble. It cures nins cases out
of ten. All druggists sell Win?
of Carani* $z.co per bottle.
f PW advtes In catos reanlrtor apodal
directions, address, lirtse Symptoms,
tho "Ladloa' AdrJaoty Department,"
Tho Chattanooga Med?alas C0.1 Chatte?
Vasa I first took Wise of Cardal
?s had been Barrios throe y oars, bu?
could not have say child ron. Blas
i Star I sss s fino girt baby.1*
on the old factorage plan
witt? the best resulte and
charging reasonable com
missions. We obtain the
best resulte because we
have tho best market hero
-more buyers, sharper
competition, aud 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
davison <? Fargo,
Austin S. My, I %
EYE, EAR, NOSE,
THROAT AND SKIN.
812 Broadway, Augusta, Ga.
Land for Sale.
ACRES of fertile lands, 6Jf
miles north of Edgefield on the
Blocker road. There are three tenant
bouses on the place, barn, stables, otc,
an excellent well of water, 40 acre pas
ture, three acres in orchard. Apply in
person or address
R. L. DUNDVANT,
Sept. 14-6t Edgefield, S. C.
Notice of Final Dis
NOTICE is hereby given that on the
15th day of October, 1898, the un
dersigned will make application onto
J. D. Allen, Judge of Probate in and
for the county of Edgefield and State
cf South Carolina, for a final discharge
as administrator of the estate of xi. S.
A. S. TOMPKINS,
i Dui Fsi?isy ?iistoineis,
AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY,
We invite you to call at our store - - -
and see the largest Btock of-s
HATS and TRUNKS,
Ever Brought to This Town.
Our goods have been bought in the very best markets, and at low
est possible prices. Below we give you a few prices which will inter
DRESS GOODS-We have, a line of Dress Goods ranging in price
from the cheapest to the very best. Our 36 and 40 inch Serges, Bril
liantines and Henriettas at 25c are great values. 44 inch Serges and
Henriettas at 50c, well worth 60c. Henriettas at 75c and $1 that you
usually pay $1 and $1.25 for. You should see our line of Heavy Dress
Goods in patterns from $4 to $7 per suit. We have a full line of trim
mings of all kinds at very low prices.
SILKS-Our Silks for waists are cheaper and prettier than ever
PERCALES, DUCKS and OUTINGS-Our stock of above goods
is unsurpassed. 36 inch Percales at 10 and 12+c, in newest patterns.
See our Ducks and Outings at all prices.
Wm. Simpson's and all the best grade PRINTS at 5c. .
FLANNELS-Our line of Wool and Canton Flannels in all colors
is complete and our prices are the lowest. '
RIBBONS, EMBROIDERIES and LACES-In Ribbons, Em
broderies and Laces we lead as to quality, quantity and prices.
LINENS, DOILIES and TOWELS-We can show you Table
Linen from 25c to 85c per yard. 72 inch very heavy Linen at 50c. On
Doilies and Towels we defy competition.
COUNTERPANES, MARSEILLES, COMFORTS and BLANK
ETS-Never before have you been able to buy these goods at such low
?rices. . Counterpanes from 75c up. Beautiful line of Marseilles at
1.25, $1.50 and $2, worth a great deal more. Comforts at all prices.
Blankets from 50c per pair to the very best all wool at $5.
EIDERDOWNS-Eiderdowns in all colors at lowest pricec
NOTIONS-Our line of Notions has never been so complete.
When in need of Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Hosiery, Tooth Brushes,
Hand Brushes, Combs or anything in that line we can please you and
at bottom prices.
CORSETS-Always on hand a full line of R. & G. Corsets.
PANTS GOODS-We have by far the largest line of Pants Goods
in Jeans and Cassimeres ever shown to the trade in this town, and are
offering them at prices that will surprise you.
SHIRTS-You have but to see our line of Shirts to be convinced
that they are right as to quality and price. They run in colored and
white from 25c to $1.
UNDERWEAR-We do not hesitate to say that wc jan show you
the best value you have ever seen in Ladies' and Men's Underwear
from the cheapest to the very best all wool suits.
SHIRTINGS, SHEETINGS, CHECKS and TICKINGS-R. R.
Grauiteville Shirting 5, 4-4 Graniteville Sea Island 5, 10-4 Unbleach
ed Sheeting at 18 and 20,10-4 Bleached Sheeting at 20 and 22ic. Full
line of best Checks all prices. Tickings from 5c to 15c.
HATS-This is our first season with Hat9 a?d we think wa can
please you in every respect. We have no old siook to offer you.
SHOES-We have a line of Men's Shoes from $1 to $3.50, and
Ladies' from $1 to $3 that cannot be beaten. It matters not what
prices others make you give us a trial and we promise you that you
will not regret it. :
TRUNKS-We can show you Trunks at all prices and will save
you money if you will give us a call.
There ure many things too numerous to mention, but if you will
give us a call we shall be pleased to show you our goods and make
yon prices. Thanking our customers for past favors and soliciting a
continu ano e of same, we are Respectfully,
C. E. MAY & CO.,
Ssuth Carolina Co-Educationa! Institute,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
HE SOUTH CAROLINA CO-EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE,
which is well known, and which for seven years has been so
successful in its work at Williston, has been moved to Edge
field, very flattering inducements having been offered by that
Edgefield is a thriving, wide awake town about twenty miles
northwest of Aiken. It contains five churches, two banks, cotton and
oil mills, and publishes two live newspapers. Fine farming lands
MAIN BUILD] ISTGr.
Buildings and Equipments Cost $20,000.
The buildings with dormitories, dining hall, lecture and
class rooms, all under the same roof, are large, comfortable
and elegantly furnished, and afford ample accommodations
for seventy boarding pupils. All students are thus under
the watch care of the President and Faculty.
The Facultyl is composed of eight experienced teachers,
among whom is the honored and distinguished educator
Rev. L. R. Gwaltney, D. VJ.
Course of Study.
Besides the usual iibrarv course there will be special de
partments in Voca? and Instrumental Music, Art, Elocu
tion, Physical Culture, Commercial Branches, and Military
We guarantee that from $100.00 to $125.00, accordiug to
class entered, will cover entire expenses in the Literary
Department for one session.
Tuition for day students will be about the same as,that
charged by the Edgefield Institute last session.
WRITE FOR CIRCULARS.
-FOR ALL INFORMATION ADDRESS
South Carolina Co-Educational Institute,
IBIDa-IEIFrEXJJ, s. c.
?EXT SESSION WILL S?ftMfl?iy, StyMM 151, 1898.
F. N. K. BAILEY, President.
An inauguration of tbe business ol
rah. Preparations beyond anything ev<
ment; prices that will far excel iu theil
that any store in Augusta has ever plac
season that will make the people's sto
purses have been protected and whose I
the saving on every article, and it takes
sure you of the reality of the economy t
Ladies' Dongola Button Sh
Ladies" Dongola Button Sh
Ladies' Genuine Vivi Kid
Ladies' French Kid* hand
Gents' Buff Bale Congress,
Gents' Buff Bals Congress,
Gents' Genuine Calf Bale (
Gents' Genuine Calf Hand
Gents' Felt Alpine, all colo
Gents'Felt Alpine Hats in all lates
Store Open Until ll
The Great Eas
R. Gr. TAEV]
907 BROAD STREE
As tho season hat
complete in every
We take this oj
the reception of 01
of the very best
most stylish sui
would like to tak
choice selection 0
many varieties 0
will afford us grei
task to show you
in our men's and
/. C. LEVY'S
TAILOR t~IT CLOTHIERS.
Central Tim* Between Columbia and J ac is
aonvUle. Eal te rn Tim? B*twtu Ce
Iambi? Md Other Pointa.
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Szc?fteai dany pessenger terrica between
?oe SJ and 8S-Waabln rion and Son th verte rn
Lhalted. Beild TattlboXed train r.1th dicing
.an and first slea* coecbee north of Charlotte.
Pullman drawingroom Bleeping cars between
Pampa, JaakBoav?o, Savannah, Washington
a Beeping Car? between Charlotte
awtng-room sleep in f cara <"-be
, bora and Nj
/tdk for OLI
arri Tia? ?here kt wno lox breakfast.
Solid train, with Parlar oars, between
Charleston end AaaerUle.
No?, 86 and 82--U. fi. Past MalL Threngh
Pullman drsva-lnn reo? buffet sleeping ear? be
tween Jaekaonrul? and New York and Pull
man sleeping oantpetwten Augusta and Char
lotte. Pullman deeping cars between Jack
?onviue and Columbia, en route dally between
aoksonruie and Cincinnati, tia Asheville
rhird V-P,?Gen. Mgr. T. M., Washington.
W, A. TUBE, ?. H. HABDWICK,
tt. p. A.. Waahingtea. ? G. P. A.. Atlanta.
arfolk. Close oonneo
> POINT COMFORT,
Note Heads, Bill Heads,
Letter Heads, Envelopes,
or anything in the Job
Work line, just
lil MG 804,
And rorke your wants
known to Robert Covar,
and he will call on you
Store Your Cotton
This Time Sure.
Store here in brick
warehouse, safe from fir or damage by
the rain. Storage 26? per bale per
month. Special rates on large quanti
ties. Banks make liberal advantages
on cotton stored here. You certainlj
cannot los* much by holding cotton
and the chances are for large gains.
M. A. TAYLOR,
M'g'r Edgefleld Warehouse.
SALE FOR MT WEEK.
the season with a tip, hip and a tour
er before attempted by this establish
r money-saving possibilities anything
ed before the public. A starter for the
re ring with praises of those whose
tastes have been pleased. It's a fact
no more than a passing glance to as?
o be practiced in dealing here.
toes (all solid)
Sewed Bals C.
irs, at 75c, worth $1 25
it styles and colors at $1 worth $2
?tern Shoe Co.,
T, AUGUSTA, GA.
i arrived, so our Fall Stockjis no
?portunity to inform the public of
ar Fall Clothing, consisting indeed,
woolens made into the latest and
t designs. Tnere are many wno
e advantage of the time to make a
f a Suit, Overcoat or Hat from the
n hand before the rush begins. It
it pleasure and will be a delightful
the many new and handsome suits
our children's department.
som & co.,
The Dealers In
- Have Moved To -
623 Broad Street,
As we are going ou,
of the business, we are'
closing out everything
Now is your time to
save money, as we ara
selling at and below
Don't let the chance go
go; it occurs only once
in a- life tim*--every
thing must go at once.
Below Washington Street,
CHARLESTON & WESTERN
"Augusta and Ashville Short Line."
Schedule in effect Feb. 7, 1897.
Lv Augusta. 9 40 a m
Ar Greenwood- 1217p m
Ar Anderson.... 7 80 pm
Ar Laurens.... 115pm
Ar Greenville.. 2 55pm
Ar Glenn Sp'gs....405pm
Ar S par tan burg.. 8 00 p m
Ar Saluda.... 5 23 pm
Ar Henderson vi Ile 551 pm
Lv Ashville.... S20 a m
Lv Spartanburg ll 45 a ra
Lv Greenville.... ll 55a m
Ar Laurens.... 180pm
Lv Caihloun Falls 4 44 p m
Ar Raeigh.... 216am
Ar Norfolk.... 7 80am
Ar Petersburg... .6 00 a m.
Ar Bichmond.... 8 15 a m
" Port Boyal.
u Port Beyal.
2 28p m
5 05 p m
1 40 p ra
7 00 a m
9 45 a m
9 25 a m
5 23 p m
1 45 p m
400 p m
|5 00 a m
9 35 am
2 65 p m
5 00 p m
5 15 p m
6 20 p m
8 08 p -fi
6 50a m
6 50a m
8 25 a
10 47 a m
12 #5 a m
Close connections at Greenwood for
all points on S.A. L., and Of. and G.
Bail way, and at Spartanburg with
For information relative to tickets
rates, schedules, etc., address
W.J.Ciuifc (?en. Pass; "gt.
T. M. EHKRSOX,