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THUS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14.
There are six aspirants for the
United States Senate next year.
Who are they?_
Dewey has reached- Singapore
on his way home, but Singapore,
dear reader, is "a right smart way
The cotton mills of South Caro
lina have declared some wonderful
dividends for the year just ended,
reaching, some of them, thirty
seven percent, on the capital stock.
G. Walt Whitman, of Jonesville,
has challenged Gov. McSweeney to
a discussion of the educational
question, and says he will again be
a candidate for governor unless the
liquor men or the prohibitionists
put out a candidate.
The Summerville News says:
"Aguinaldo is an Irishman. The
authority for the statement is Peter
Scanlan, of the "Ould Sod" and
Jersey City. Scanlan says Aguin
aldo's real name is O'Gormelev
and that his father was a native of
Tralee, County Kerry, and went to
Japan, where he mairied a weal thy
native woman. Thence he removed
to Manilla and went into the gro
Edgefield is blest in that she
has no such storms as that which
on Monday afternoon of this week
wiped a Wisconsin town off the
map, killing and wounding from
two hundred to five hundred peo
ple. One argument in favor of
small counties and about as good
a one as any is that, it is not so
easy for tornadoes and cyclones to
Smallpox is in Hamburg, and
persons afflicted, vagabond negroes
for the most part, are roaming ali
over the country. Gov. McSweeney
has been appealed to by Magis
trate Getzen, Dr. Mealing and
others to come to the rescue-to
come over in Hamburg and help
ns. The State board of health has
already been appealed to. The
city of Augusta has taken a good
many of the afflicted ones for treat
ment in the pest house of that
The administration at Wastu^g
untsers to tase and keep the Philip
pines. The trouble is to determine
how many volunteers wiri be nec
epsary for this work, and it is hot
weather; .to be thinking over such
problems. McKinley might with
comfort to himself do as Grover
used to do when he got iii'a- tight
Go a fishing
And keep a wishing,
"With all his might,
x or lish to bite.
The following from the News
and Courier we commend to our
"The United States military post
ae Brownsville, Texas, it is noted,
is surrounded by the most typical
malarial conditions, such as
swamps and stagnant lagoons. Up
to 1890 the hospital record of the
post was "the worst in the coun
try," in the matter of malarial dis
eases. A year later distilled water
was provided for drinking pur
poses and the cases of such dis
eases feli "to less than 1 per cent."
of what they had been regularly
before that time. There is a good
deal of fever in parts of the State,
as reported, because of the long
drought. The people of the affect
ed districts will dj well to note
the experience of the Brownsville
community. It is not easily prac
ticable to "distill" water in the
country, but it can be boiled every
where, and boiling it answers the
We state furthermore? from our
own knowledge and observation
that, even in malarial districts,
where artesian water is used fever
is difappearing. Artesian water is
distilled water, distilled in nature's
laboratory by the hand of the
Almighty himself, and therefore
the work is well done.-En. ADVER
Soap an Enemy to Diseas c.
Cholera, once a pestilnce in
presence of which medical science
stood helpless, is no longer
regarded with serious apprehension
by the health authorities of any
city. Typhus and smallpox, subtly
contagious as they are, have been
literally washed out of the list of
diseases that aru allowed to become
prevalent in any civilized com
munity. A British scientific com
mieion has officially declared that
scarlet fever disptheria and
measles could be forever eliminated
from the list of maladies if only
perfect cleanliness could ba en
forced for a single generation of
men.-New York World.
Wedding Invitations, Visiting
'Cards, Bill Heads, Letter Heads,
Note Heads, Envelopes, etc., at
Lowest Prices at this"office.
Half of One of the F
a Mass of Smo
fin STARTED IN DA
Pot of Venus Turpentine Starts
in Memory of Present Generj
Down the Block. Consuni
and ail Merchandise in i
Suecnmhs and Even
ture on the Corn
Dorr's Sons, Tailors and Furnisher
Davenport & Phinizy, Drugs, Oils ?
Kress & Co., 5 and 10-eent store-.
Larakin & Co., Grocers .
Thomas & Barton Co., pianos, orgai
Alexander Drug Company.
Stulb& Co., liquors.
Smythe, China ware.
Schweiffert ?fc Co.,.
Offices of various kinds, law, etc -
One of the most serious fires in
the histoiy of Augusta occurred
Wednesday, June 8th. At 4.40
in the afternoon 6moko was seen
issuing from the drug store occu
pied by Davenport & Phinizy. Be
ing situated in the heart of the
city the cry of fire was quickly
borne to the ears of thousands of
people, and almost immediately
Broad street was crowded in that
The fire alarm was hurriedly
turned in from Schneider's corner
and the department promptly re
sponded to it. At first it appeared
as though the taik of subduing the
flames would not be such a diffi
cult ene, but Chief Roulett with
his trained eye, quickly decided
to bring all of his men on the
scene and a general alarm was
sounded. About that time people
began running madly toward Ellis,
and word passed from mouth to
mouth that at the rear jf the store
the fire was doing its worst, and
was even then blazing through the
roof, shooting flames heavenward,
causing, tremendous cinders to fall
in showers on all streets nearby.
ward. The flames, as though an
gry at being cooped up for such a
time inside, *' suddenly burst
through the whole front of the
building, with a greai crash. The
greatest excitement prevailed, men
and boys were hurrying hither ;"nd
thither with arms full of law ^ooks,
clocks, sewing machiner and any
thing else that came handy. One
man^?D...Ellis street was seen
throwing ptft^pf a wagon to the
sidewalk, invariably-smashing the
articles, but he went serenely ou
tossing things out of the window
to sure destraction.
At 5.20 o'clock it was apparent
that the fire could not be confined
to the Montgomery building, and
that Thomas & Barton's must go
aleo, for smoke was noticed creep
ing through the roof preceding the
flames but a short period.
The fire had assumed such pro
portions that it seemed probable
tho whole block would be swept
away. Owners of buildings in the
neighborhood had given up hope
and really the wn^le district seem
Explosions were frequently
heard, caused by the barrels of oil
stored in Davenport & Phinizy's
and Alexander's drug stores.
FUSILADE . OF CARTRIDGES.
A quantity of cartridges belong
ing to the state militia was in the
German Guards' room at the
Armory, which, when coming in
contact with the flames shuttered
and cracked for fully a half hour,
much to the discomfort of the fire
fighters. The cry was raised that
Stulb's plac?: was burning, and
almost before it could be said that
building was in the grasp of the
fire demon. Streams were playing
on all the buildings near and
actually, garden hose had been
brought into us9 at the Georgia
Railioad bank, and the National
Bank of Augusta to keep the fronts
cool and safe from the blistering
heat from across the street."
Someone ran through the Chronicle
alley and caused afpauicby
yelling that the whole of cotton
row was on Arc. Interest was
immediately withdrawn from the
Broad street fire and people poured
through McIntosh and Jackson
streets wildly excited, and terrified
It developed that the report was
greatly exaggerated, but still a
very serious fire was in progress
on Reynolds street. Chief Roulett
sent a hose wagon and men to the
6ceue immediately, but it was too
late to save the bornes of Mrs.
Walton and Mrs. Robertson.
Mayor Robbe decided to calj for
- ....*!. -' . ... .. TV -,
inest Business Blocks
VEKPOET & PHINIZrS.
thc Most Destructive Blaze in
ation-Fire Eats Its Way on
LCS Montgomery Building
t-King Building Next
the Phinizy Struc
ier is Damaged.
j. $10.000 $25,000
ind Paints.. 24,000 22,500
. 10,000 7.000
. 7,000 5,000
ls,etc. 25,000 22,000
. 17,000 17,000
. 5,000 3,000
. 10,000 7,000
. 2,000 Full
. 5,000 -
. $115,500 $108.500
assistance and so telegraphed to
Savannah and Charleston. The
request was later withdrawn when
the Reynolds street fire was under
conder cotrol. Both cities offered
all help needed. lu tbemeautime
the fire on Broad was burning
fiercely and Stulb's building was a
mass of ruins.
The building occupied by Smy
the's China House was the next
one seized by the hungry flames.
A MAN IN DANGER.
lt was at this time that the on
lookers were horrified to see
through t he smoke, in a window on
the secend floor, the figure of a
man. He seemed dazed and
undecided what to do, evidently on
the verge of succubing to Ihe effects
of tlie smoke. The firemen yelled
to him to jump, after having
secured a hammock to catch him
in. He seemed not to understand
the meaning of the frantic cries,
which a thousand people were then
giving vent to, but calmly climbed
out of the window and sat on a
large sign board stretched across
the front of the building. Flames
E. D. Smythe, and efforts were
redoubled to get him safe]; down.
Men turned their faces away and
women wept as the flames crept
closer and 'closer to the
window in which Mr. Smythe was
sitting and still he showed no
signs of moving. Suddenly he
arose and seemed to comprehend
his situation for the first time.
He quickly grasped the sign board
and swung himself into the ham
mock, held in the strong hands of j
the firemen. He was carried
acrccsjthe street to a plae cn the
corner and his face bathed in cool
water, which revived him some
On close examination it was
found that he was burned pretty
badly on various paris of his body.
YOUNG MEN TO RESCUE.
The crowd bad increased toeuch
an extent that all the policemen
available were pressed i*"to service,
in keeping the space in front of
the burning buildings clear. The
young men of Augusta worked
hard to save articles of value from
the stres and long will the people
remember the sight of their best j
boys, smoke begrimed and soaked
through with water, from the
indiscriminate nozzle of the fire
hose, gallantly tugging away at
counters, show cases or perchance
a whiskey barrel. To add to the
danger the atmosphere seemed
fraught w.th the electric light and
telegraph poles on the edge of the
sidewalk commenced to blaze and
show signs of falling. With the
knowledge that hundreds of live
wires might he precipitated down
upon them any minute, the workers
underneath felt anything but cjm
fortable. The different companies
using the poles were notified to buut
down their plants which they did.
The Smythe building had by this
time been completely gutted, and
the attention of the people
been transferred to Schweigert's
store, on the corner.
This building was already on
fire and it wes soon evident that
it was impossible to save it, as the
fire had gained headway the entire
length of the wost side, .iud all the
firemen could do was to keep it
down as much as possible.
The ground lloor facing Broad
street, was occupied by the jewelry
store of Wm. Schweigert & Co.,
aud the upper floors contained
ofiices and the club rooms of the
On the Seventh street sidi; were
Mitchell's Electric Supply store*
The Palace Meat Market and a
shoe shop run by John Rae
This building ou the cast de of
McIntosh seamed likely tcblaze
lo 'th any minute, a?jd rope were
stretched across tbe street abroad
iud Ellis, so the occupais of
stores might wort at savin ?their
stuff unhampered The loss the
proprietors of ?tores i. the
Schweieert building is no'very
great as Mr. Schweigert iifully
insured, and the other liants
Bayed almost everythiD Mr.
Lawrence, proprietor of the'alace
Meat Market, lost a v?i fine
refrigerator that he had jat put
?, but his stock was all saed.
The walls of the difieren'build
ings would tumble from ime to
time with a roar, :scatterin bricks
and firemen in all direction The
path of the fire having ben from
west to east it was gnerally
thought the lock between Mntosh
and Washington would si?er the
same fate its sister block up the
street did, but again didthe fire
men show to the people ofAugusta
their worth, in acuouiplising the
seemingly impossible, by keeping
the flames confined to tb upper
Slaughtered by Hat.
New York, June 7.-4.1 though
the temperature was seveal degrees
lower during the latter ?art of the
day and a still, cooling beeze from
the northeast started uj tonight,
the record of fatalities oday ex
ceeded by far those of yesterday
in this city and viciniy. Alto
gether there were 28 de?hs from
the heat in the vicinity . aud 10
of these victims were women.
Aside from this there were 40
prostrations, the*vicf ims of which
are still in the city hospitals in a
more or less serious coupiliou.
Please take notice that the books
of subscription to the capital s^.o?k
of Tho Edgefield Building and
Loan Association, a proposed
corporation, will be opened in toe
room known as the Y. M. C. A.
Hall, upstairs, back of the Bauk of
Edgelield, in the Town of Edge
iielc], Sout'.i Carolina, on Friday
16th day of June, 1S<)9, at- 10
?'clock A. M., and rema/in open as
long thereafter as may} be neces
sary, for the purpose of /organizing
the Edgefield Building) and Loan
Associatation. This j notice . is
iriven, by the undersigned by virtue
of a commission issued to th<m on
the 6th day of June, 1399 by the'
Hon. M. ?. Cooner Secretary of
State for t outh
GET TuL ua&fl AND MOS'
FOR 50 OR
PER DAY AND TAKE YOUR M
PAY FOR ONLY WHAT "X
Is the ouly European Plan Hoiel in
solicited. S. C. & Ga.
L. P. PETTYJOH?
Rlqh Rrm Swing JU
Fully guaruBtacdlor ten years,
all thc latest attaonenfas, bcaui
mcuteti wood work. )
Momiy refunded air 30 days us
is not ns good 08 tho40.00 to $00.1
sold hy agents.
?ond fur circulars ad state wha
Wc arc headquarters t Farniiiiri
RlatllvQ i, Carped Sewing il
I HO & iii Broad
SEND TOR OUR
Wm, SteW Mo.
702 BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA, &A.
G?QS Bi)ti Prsssas.
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
Fertilizer jMill Outfits, Gin, Press,
Cane Mili, and Shinglehut.its.
Building,Bridge, Factory, Furnace
and Railroad Castings, Railroad, Mill.
Machinists'and Factory Supplies.
Belting-, Packing, J Injectors, Pipe
Fittings,Saws,Files, Oilers, etc. We
east every day. Work 150 Haids.
IwM Iron Works & Supply Co,
i! i dry, Machine, Boiler,
Press and Gin Works
Repairs Promptly Donf
& fi, WM
TBEITTO^ , S. C.
Popular Papers, and Periodicals on
S 21 lc*
Publications not in stock ordered
'ja. VJ CAI Ciuiij-Dvnruw.u uvuju i? .-ujnim
ing's Base Ball Goods, including Score
Books, Balls, Mitts, Batts, etc. Spald
ing's Base Ball Guide for 1899, 10c;
postage 2c. Patronage solicited.
HE USE OF
r COMFORTABLE ROOMS
:EALS WHERE YOU PLEASE
OU GET AND NO MORE.
;CIAL HOTEL .
i Augusta, Ga. Your patronage ie
trains pass the door.
o if machine
t you want,
)'/.^y.;.,v..>'-.v. , .:^7-?tvv:^-/i
rs A P.
559 Broad St,
UGUSTA, - GA.
Keeps ONE of the best and
oardins? " Houses
mntry friends .ind strangers' patron
,e respectfully solicited.
rv 'jc.rsex^r.rrrrv. v. v -rs SC^ av sec?
THE FARMERS BANK!
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
tote aili County Dpitarj.
Paid-up Capital, $58,000 j
Snrpids and unMeil ProfitCTO.OOO.Oo.
*- * *
A. E. PADGETT, President.
W. H. TIMMERMAN, V-Pres.
J. L. CAUGHMAN, Cashier.
W. H. HARLING, Ass't Cash'r.
* * * ?j
Pays Eight per cent, annual divi- "
Does a General Banking Business.
Acts as Guardian, Administrator
and Trustee for Estates.
Pays Interest on Deposits by spe- H
Money to Lend on Approved Se
YOUR ACCOUNT SOLICITED 8
ON BUSINESS TERMS.
jax sco&txrzjoxtaz wn gaga /x?J?\
Crawford I Co?
-Cash Buyers of
Mis, Firs, [pm Wool,
USO OLD METALS OF ALL KIN DS
Write for Prices.
?10-512 REYNOLDS STREET,
UflGEOI) m DEDTJSF.
Office and Infirmary at
B. L. Jones' stables, rear
ol Court House.
DJDa-ZEZFIELJD, S. O.
I respectfully solicit the
patronage of the people.
?SF* Will answer telephone calls
8 COOKING STOVE
17x17 inch oven, four 8 inch
les; large flues and guaran
go od baker. We flt this
ip with forty pieces of ware
ng the latest stove ware,
idvertlso oar business we
Il this No. 8 Cooking Stove,
vith 40 pieces of ware for
ire Co. *>
E very Dog ? *
? Has His Day
. . AT THE . .
N. Y. RACKET ST?RE.
The reason why is that it will rain bargains for forty days and
longer. Bargain Dog Days we call 'em, and it has already commenced
to shower. Dr. Bill Jennings used to say that the reason every dog
didn't have his day was that there were more dogs tb an there were
days. This isn't the case at the New York Racket Store, for there
Every Day is a Bargain Day j
And we don't keep anything else but bargains, for instance in New
Spring Goods sre shown, all over the stoie, the story of brilliant suc
cess in the right collection of New Goods. Each department is brim
ful of the bist and most beautiful ; aud the most pleasing feature of
all is the prices, which open the pocket book with the magic key of
economy. For an
Illustration of This Truth
Glance over the following brief but interesingt list of items, which is
only a drop in the bucket:
1 lot 46-inch Silk Warp, all wool. $1 25 Henrietta, our price $1-00
Fine English and New England Percales, from 5c to 10c
Fine Dimities, Ducks and Piques, from 71c to 25c
Fine White and Tinted Lawns, from 5c to 25c
Fine French and American Organdies, from 10c to 15c and 25c
Best Calicoes at 5c, and Madras Goods at 6?c
Finest Kid Gloves, all colors, from 75c to $1, sa$ily worth $1 60
Men's Ready-made Suits fi om $3 50 to $15
Boys' Ready-made Suits from 50c to $4 . *
Underwear for men from 19c to 50c.
Ladies' Undervests from 5c to 25c
Hats for Men and Boys, many styles, Straw, Felt, Crash, a superb
bpecialty, ranging fror 10c to $2 50
Caps for Men and Boys, many styles
Ribbons-Sash Ribbons, Trimming RibbonB
Laces in endless variety
Jackonet and Hamburg Trimmings, another superb specialty ? [.
Matting, Rugs and Window Shades
White Good6-See our prices before buying
Lace Curtains, Silkalines, Spangled Tissues, and other fashionable
Umbrellas, Parasols, Fans
And, last but not least, SHOES, SHOES, SHOES. Oxfords for
Ladies and Children, black, tan and ox-blood.
jr. w. r* K A.
NEW YOEK KACKET STOEE.
To Our Many Friends of This County:
Our Lew and haudsome Spring stock of Men's, Youth's
and Children's Clothing, Hats aud Furnishings is now
ready for your inspection.
We have also a large and novel line of Ladies'
Shirt Waists, Collars, Neckwear and Bells.
We need no introduction to you, but have this to
say : We appreciate your kindness in the past and wrf
assure you the same courteous treatment for the future'
Kindly Remember Us.
A C. LEVY'S S0H & CO.,
TAlLOR-FIT CLOTHIERS J\UGUSfA, GA
W. J. RUTHERFORD. R. B. MORRIS.
W J. RUTHERFORD & CO.,
-AND DEALERS IN
Lime, Cement Plaster, Hair,
Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Ready Roofing
ANT) OlIihR MATERIAL
WRITE TO TTS POR PRICES.
Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets, > AUGUSTA, GA
I. WILLIE LEVY,
844 BROAD STREET,
High Art Clothing.
The Latest and Best in Hats.
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs-.Celebrated
Underwear and Hosiery-the best.
Handkerchiefs and Suspenders,
Intire New Spring Stock;
NEW STORE AND CHOICE GOODS.
3UVENIRS) ALIJARE INVITED TOJCALI,