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Tl'OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21.
The Georgia peach growers had
an interesting meeting in Macon.
Washington, Ga., has just sold
$30,000 of city bonds at $106^.
Good credit, that.
Michigan is to try an ineome
tax-law on her own account. All
incomes of $1,000 andmore, up to
$2,500, will be taxed one quarter
of one per cent ; from $2,500 to
$5,000 one-half of one per cent.
This law ought to give good re
Constable Crawford's com
mission has been finally revoked
by Governor McSweeney. He
was suspended from the force after
the killing of Mrs. Stewart and
has not been on the pay roll einer?.
After his acquittal he said that he
would apply for reinstatement, but
his name was dropped along with
the other batch of twenty-four.
Gov. Roosevelt spends the
entire time from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.
every day in "seeing people."
When the Legisture is in session
the hours of from 10 to ll and
from 2 to 3 aresreseved for its
members. The time of guests is
divided into minute portions, each
caller receiving a card with the
time allotted to him written upon
The Supreme Court on Saturday
last filed an opiniou in favor of
In a Newberry case it WJ.B held
by the circuit judge that the dog
was not property and was not a
subject for larceny.
The Supreme Court bolds that
the dog is property and can be
stolen and that a party can be in
dicted for stealing a dog, that the
dog is valuable notwithstanding
the common law, which is against
the doctrine of the decision filed
There is a rankling suspicion in
some quarters that the Republican
coddling of the little old ex-Con
federate veteran, Gen. Joe Wheel
er, who saved the American army
at Santiago from the retreat and
disgrace which Shafter proposed,
is indicative of a purpose on the
part of the mana gers
to inviegle him into the position
of a tail for the McKinley kite in
1900, since it has been determined
thai hobart must be dropped. For
the sake of the old warrior's repu
tation it is to be hoped that the
seductive wiles of the enemy will
not be sufficient to overcome his
own sense of decency and honor.
SOUTH CAROLINA COTTON.
The government bulletin on the
cotton crops of the Southern States
says this of the South Carolina
"In South Carolina cotton of
early planting is doing well every
where and some is putting on
squares freely ; late planted is not
all up, and some fields have been
replowed and planted in corn. The
stands of cotton are generally[fair,
but the plants are smaller than
usual at this season. Sea island
cotton is in splendid condition,
and some blooms have been noted."
There is a tendency these warm
days to take to water because it is
pleasant to dabble in it. Boys
near streams are apt to overdo the
thing. Girls who have convenient
bathing tub or bath rooms may
keep the skin clean, especially
when they resort to the bath twice
a day, just to keep cool. One may
spend one-third of his time in
warm weather bathing and chang
ing clothing and thus keep very
clean, bat he never lives long to
enjoy life. It would be impossible
to find au octogenarian who had
been in the habit of constant bach
ing during during his long life.
No one would advocate dirt on the
person but physiologists and best
physicians will tell yon that if the
skin is thoroughly cleansed of all
secretions with alkaline soaps every
day that it is not best for the health.
Dr Thomas J. Hillie thus speaks
in the Medical Record :
"Cleanliness is an excellent
habit. It is not, however, an
absolute essential, nor an
essential at all to good
health and mental accivity.
"The healthiest man the writer
ever saw is alive and well today at
94, and he took a bath only
occasionally -once in tho Mercey !
at Liverpool in 1838 and agixin in :
the North River in 1878, both of j
which was accidental, the gentle- <
man being slightly intoxicated :
when he fell. Almost ail people j
who live to an extreme old age j
are found to be those who ere not j
overfond of ablutions, but who 1
otherwise are careful in their man- 1
ner of living."-Ex.
To relieve Sick Stomach daring Pregnancy,
Tone Up the System and give Courage for the I
Ordeal, talc? Simmons Squaw Vine Wine or ?
Tablet*. For aale bj G. L. Penn ft Son. - . >
TILLMAN TELLS HIS TALE.
All About His Transactions With
Columbia, S. C.June 13.-The
penitentiary investigation com
mittee resumed work at noon to
day. Chairmau Stevenson and
Senators Hay and Livingston were
the only members present.
There were no interesting
Mr. Stevenson had written
during thp recess to Senator Till
man, exGovernor Evans and others j
about the charges made against
them. Evans had ignored the
communication and Senator Till
man's lette was read and it was
not insisted that he be summoned.
Senator Tillman's letter is as fol
TRENTON, May 26,1899.
Hon. W. T. Stevenson, Kershaw
Dear Sir: I have your letter of
May 20th. I hardly think it worth
my while to appear before your
committee to answer the trivial
matters brought out in the Neal
investigation. I do not see in
what way Col. Neal's dereliction
or misconduct or his transaction
in regard to the bricks and book
case etc, can affect me. I am in
the dark as to the exact nature of
one of these mattters to wit : The
account ot the commissary book
and would be glad to know the
nature of that account, items and
dates. I will state for your in
formation that I have no recollec
tion whatever of ever having
obtained any groceries or anything
else that could be charged on a
book of that kind from the
penitentiary except an occasional
mess of vegetables which were sent
to me by Colonel Neal as a com
pliment, I suppose, and I am sure
I paid for anything else. In regard
to my running a farm with con
victs, I will state that 1 never ran
a farm while in Columbia at all
in the common sense of the term.
I rented five or six acres of lend
which I sowed in oats in the fall
and worked .with my carriage
horses and then sowed in peas
after the oats were cut for pea
bay. There was little patch at
the executive mansion which wss
similarly treated and the convicts
who kept the yards and grounds
clean helped to gather in the hay
as well as that on the rented ?and
the lact year I was at the man
sion and Colonel Neal would never
take any pay. The labor of cutting
five acres of oats and pea hay one
year, you can estimate so as to see
about the extent of the account if
it is still open. The matter was
so trivial I attached no importance
to it then or now. You may con
sider it in a different light. In re
gard to the brick, I will say that
Colonel Neal at bis own suggestion
once, while at Rock Hill, offered
to ship me a car load, of brick if I
would pay the freight, saying that
they would cost him very little,
and he would make me a present
of them. I accepted the offer, and
when Colonol Lipscomb sent it
to Colonel Neal with a letter inquir
ing whether Lipscomb had any
fights in the matter. He replied
"no," that it was a mistake and
there the matter dropped. Neal
also presented me with a plain
book case with glass doors worth
five dollars. I will say that shortly
after I retired from the executive
office, I let Colonel Neal have a
cane mill and copper evaporator
which cost $700, leaving it to him
to determine the price. He paid
me i$100 and I therefore did not
feel that in accepting the small
gifts that I did, that it was an
imposition on him. I never
dreamed that the articles were not
charged to his account and settled
for. Since I have discovered that
the State is the loser I, of course,
am willing to pay for each and
all of these things. There is one
other item of which no mention
has yet been made that I have
seen, though I have not followed
the testimony closely. He shipped
me a small lot of oats one time
from somewhere and would never
send me any bill although I wrote
for it twice. I make these state
ments for your information and
satistaction and leave it to your
discretion as to what use you will
make of them. I am yours
B. R. TILLMAN.
Mrs Michael Curtain, Plainfield,
111., makes the statement, that she
caught cold, which settled on her
lungs ; she was treated foi a month
by her family physician, but grew
worse. He told hei she was a
boneless victim of consumption and
that no medicine could cure her.
Her duggist suggested Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption ;
she bought a bottle and to her
delight found herself beoefitted
from first dose. She continued its
ase and after taking six bottles,
found herself sound and well ;
?ow does her own housework, and
is as well as she ever was.-Free
trial bottles of this Great Discovery
it all Drug Stores. Only 50 ornts
md $.00, every bottle guran'^d.
The horse has the smallest stom
ich of any quadruped io proportion
;o its size.
THE ROSE IN THE GARDEN.
He followed ber into the gard eu,.where
A rose bloomed sweet and red,
And be saw ber stand beside it there
And gracefully bend her head :
She kissed the beautiful, fragrant rose.
And he beard her gently sigh,
Then be followed after, upon tip toes,
And his heart was beating bigh.
He stood where the maiden had stoou
The beautiful, blushing rose,
And he lovingly bent his head and
And be buried his mouth and nose
Among tbe petals so sweet, so rare,
That the fair maid's lips bad pressed,
But a bumble bee that bad got there
Proceeded to do the rest.
$50,000,000 For Cornstalks.
Steps are being taken to form a
cornstalk combine, with a capital
of $50,000,000. Its promters say
that if they are'succesful in carry
ing out their ideas, 250,000,000
tons of cornstalk that are barned
or left to rot by the farmers of the
United States will prove to be as
valuable as coal, or about $6 per
W. B. Tate, representing a
syndicate of St Louis, Chicago and
Cleveland capitalists, is now in
the city, preparing the way for ?
meeting of the promoters of the
combine, which is to be held at
the Waldorf-Astoria on August 15,
when the scheme of financing and
the details of organization will be
perfected. While he was reticent
when eeen yesterday, he intimated
that the combine would not have
for its object the stifling of com
petition, but simply the develop
ment of the corns tl k as a com
mercial commodity and the crea t
ion of markets for . its several
j Mr Tate has been in communica
tion i-, the last few days with
several well-known promoters of
this city, and from one of these
the purposes of the new trust,
along with some interesting figures,
! were secured.
Over 250,000,000 tons of corn
stalks are grown in the United
States every year, the acrc?ge
averaging 80,000,000 and the yield
about three tons to the acre. Of
this immense amount, two-thirds
or about 160,000.000 tons, has 1
heretofore been regarded as sheer .
waste and litter, le?s than one- <
third of the total weight of the <
stalks being serviceable as fodder I
for. cattle. This waste matter hm ?
been a serious trouble to farmers
a long time, not because of ar
understood loss of revenue by it, 1
but simply because of the necessity <
of getting rid of it by burning or (
otherwise, in order to free the soil .
of ern encumbrance.
Science bas demonstrated now
that this so-called waste has *
value all its own, and reckoned at t
its present market price it is now
known that the farmers of the c
country h?7e been throwing away j
or burning up and otherwise ,
destroying $900,000,000 a year for
two decades at leaet, or $18,000,
000,000. It is a safe estimate that
twice that enormous sum has been
alio we dj to go to waste in om stalk s
in this country alone in tue present
A company organized a few years
ago by Mark W. Marsden, of
Philadelphia, which has two
factories, one in Rockford, 111, and
another in Owensboro, Ky, has
been successfully manufacturing .
six different products from corn
stalks. These are cellulose, which
is used for the lining of battle
ships, serving as an automatic
lak s topper, the glue of which is
well known ; a first-class card
board, a splendid paper, an
unequalled foundation for dyna- ]
mite, a patent cattle food and a
If these products and others that
the cornstalk may in the future s
be capable of yielding that the
proposed combine intends to
bandle. Whether or not the
Marsden Company will enter the
combine is not known, but accord
ing to Mr Tate the success of the
scheme does not depend upon the
securing of the Marsden patents,
he intimating that the promoters
of the trust control their own
Mr Marsden has a contract with
the Government for cellulose at
$400 per ton, and it is figured that
he can manufacture one ton of
cellulose from 15 tons of stalks,
or $400, worth of cellulose from
$90 worth of stalks, not counting
his by-products. Ground corn
stalks, cooked and sweetened with
molasses and pressed into bricks,
is regarded as one of the most
nutritive cattle foods yet placed on
the market. The paper and
cardboard manufactured from
cornstalks are already recognized
as exceptionally superior articles.
It is the dust of cellulose that
is used for making powder and
dynamite. By reason of its powers
of absorption ard retention of
nitro-glycerine, it is declared to
be immensely superior to sea is
land cotton, which heretofore bas
been the chief base for higb ex
plosives. The glue manntfactured
from cornstalks fiada a ready
market with jewellers and artists.
Mr Tate will leave for Washing
ton in a few days to look afier
several patents for which he is
negotiating. As far as could be
learned, the trust will erect five
factories in ?be Northwest and
Southern corn belts, and
immediately upon organization
will begin operation.
Are grand, but Skin Eruptions rob
life of joy. Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
eures them; also Old, Bunning and
Fever Sores, Ulcers, Felons-, (J?rns,
Warts, Cuts, Bruises, Burnn. Scalds,
Chapped Hands, Chilblains. Best Pile
cure on earth. Drives out Pains and
Aobes. Oniy 25 otu. a box. Cure gua
ranteed. Sold by all Druggists. ....j
The following is the ..-.general
scheme of working roads in Ntevs
Jersey, and that State is famed foi
her good roads :.
New Jersey adopted a, system; oi
State aid several years ago, which
hat? deservedly become highly
popular, especially in the farming
communities. Under this State
aid law the cost of building
macadamized roads is divided
between the State, the country sjnd
tbe adjoining property owners,
It is so framed that no road can be
improved except upon the petition
of the property . owners residing
along the line, they pay 10 pl c.
of the cost, the State pays onerthird
and the county the remainder!
This is an equitable.arrangement,
because the value of property ajpng
the improved line is enhanpedj
because the wealthy inhabitants
of the cities and towns whoj n?e
the roads for pleasure and profit
pay their share of cost of ^con
struction and maintenance, -Vand
because the people of the to't??tjr
furnish the greatest amount of
The popularity of . this lajw ia
evinced by the fact that the/ high
way commissioner of New^ Jersey
has petitions on file in bis office
for the improvement of roadB re
quiring many times the appropria
tions made- by the State Legis
lature, and the greater part of his
time is consumed in listening to
the pleadings of farmers ?ro?-. all
parts of the State, urging that their
roads may be the first to be impoved
under the State aid law. !
To permanently care Melancholy, Difficulty .of
Breathing- and Swimming of. Head, ase Sim
mons Squaw Vine Wine oe Tablets. For . tale
by G. L. Penn & Son. >.
The Southern Chautauqua Asso
ciation, which has been commis
eioued by the Secretary of-Statef:
and whose Board, of Corporators
comprises the most eminent
educators of the State, will found
a summer Assembly in 1900-Upon,
the Iale of Palms, near Charleston
where the people of the Southdean
be given equal facilities for ?u'm
mer education with these obtain
able now only at northern resorts.
Tbe object of the, Association
is stated iu its commission to bu
"The advancement of Literary,
Sciyutific, Moral .and Aesthetic
Culture, and the promotion of the
mupe of popular education fay the
establishment and maintenance' of
jolleges, schools and lect?re^iialls,
jombined with elements of-.enter
[aiument and recreation .appro
priate to out-door life.
Special accommodations -a& Tea
sonable rates will be provided -for
teachers attending and . Special.,
Chautauqua rates will alan be fur
nished on all railroads. Por -full
information, write to the 'Seore
:ary, St. Julien Grimke, Oharles
Pare blood Ie fill of Life and y i tali tr, .and
:arries Vigor to the organs of ?ic-body. Dr: M.
V. Simmon* Liver Medicine create? rieb,' pare.
>lood. For sale by G. L. Pean & Son.
PER DAY FORJEEOTE"
GET THE BEST AN?) MOS
FOR 50 OR
PER DAY AND TAKE YjOUR *
PAY FOR ONLY WHAT 1
[s the only European. Plan Hotel i
solicited. S. C. & Ga
L. P. PETTYJOHJ
High ?na &nr?ftg
TmMj ?uaraatoftd for tea yea
aB tit* latest sjMfeek?eafc, ben
mrotod wood vwerk.
tetm*j refunded siter 80 days
liMtM good as UM (46.00 to V
MM ky agf.ats.
Semd f?r tx rt niara atti state -vt
V? mr* \**?*v*tten tor Purni ti
Aatttaas, earpe?a, Sew inf
Baily earriaees, ale.
WE Miter! p,
702 BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA, GA. ;
Glos ai)9 Presses.
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
Fertilizer, Mill Outfits, Gin, Press,
Cane Mill, and Shingle Outfits.
Building, Bridge, Factory, Furnace
and Railroad Castings, Railroad, Mill,
Machinists' and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Packing, ?Iniectors, Pipe
JPittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
cast every day. Work 150 Hands.
undry, Machine, Boiler,
Press and Gin Works
?ktT" Repairs Promptly Done
Please take notice that the books
of subscription to the capital stock
bf The ?dg?field Building and
.Loan Association, a proposed
corporation, will be opened in the
.room known as the Y. M. C. A.
.Hall, upstairs, b?ck of the Bank of
Edgefield, in the- Town of Edge
field, South Carolina, on Friday
16th day of June, 1899, at 10
o'clock A. M., and remain open as
long thereafter as may be neces
sary, for the purpose of organizing
the Edgefield Building and Loan
Associatation. This ''notice is
given, by the undersigned by virtue
of a commission issued to th?m on
the 6th day of June, 1899 by the
Hon. M. R. Cooper Secretary of
State for the Slate of South
Dated the 12th of June, 1899.
1 MITCHELL P. WELLS,
' EDWARD J. MIMS,
WILLIAM W. ADAMS,
Board of Corporators.
HE USE OF
.00 TO $3.00
T COMFORTABLE ROOMS
r 75 GENTS
1EALS WHERE YOU PLEASE.
fOU GET AND NO MORE. :
n Augusta, Ga. Your patronage isl
. trains pass the door. .
hat ya? want.
The Padgett FyraH
559 Broad St.,
AUGUSTA, - GA.
Keeps ONE of tbe best and
Boarding* - Houses
Country friends and strangers' patron
age respectfully solicited.
CF EDGEFIELD, S. C. .
* ir? *
State and Colt? Depsitary.
* * *
Paid-up Capital, $58,000
* * *
SQTOI?S ari MtoM Fnnonooo.00.
* * *
A. E. PADGETT, President.
W. H. TIMMERMAN, V-Pres.
J. L. C?UGHMAN, Cashier.
W. H. HARLING, Ass't Cash'r.
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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
Money to Lend on Approved Se
YOUR ACCOUNT SOLICITED
ON BUSINESS TERMS.
-Cash Bayera of
les, . Purs, iBee&wa??
LLSO OLD METALS OF ALL KIN DS
Write for Prices.
10-512 REYNOLDS STREET,
8 COOKING STOVE
117x17 iaeb oven, ?wm . ta**
ries; largs Anea aai J-?a
a pad tafctr. We * Ma
up wWfc forty fktBM ot vare
?jag the Imtmt stew ?are. "
?fi fisto Ka. S Ctitims 0to*i,
-?Ith 40 f?aoea m? ware fer
uf? Co. #;
E very Dog ? ?
* I Has His Day
AT THE . .
N. Y. RACKET STORE.
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 than there were
days. This isn't the case at the New York Racket Store, for there
Every Day is a Bargain Day
And we don't keep anything else but bargains, for instance in New
Spring Goods are shown, all over the store, the story of brilliant ano
cess in the right collection of New Goods. Each department is brim
ful of the best and most beautiful ; and 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. $126 Henrietta, our price fl 00
Fine English and Kew England Percales, from 5c to 10c
Fine Dimities, Ducks and Piques, from 7_a 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, easily worth $150
?Hen'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
specialty, ranging from 10c to .$2 50
Gaps for Men and Boys, many styles
Ribbons-Sash Ribbons, Trimming Ribbons ' '
Laces in endless variety
Jackonet and Hamburg Trimmings, another superb specialty
.Matting, Rugs, and Window Shades
. White Goode-See our prices before buying
Lace Curtains, Sil kal ines, 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.
J. W. PK^K,
NEW YORK BACKET STORE.
To Our Many Friends of This County:
Our new and handsome Spring stock of Men's, Youth's
and Children's Clothing, Hats and Furnishings is now
ready for your inspection.
We have also a large and novel line of Ladies'
. S,hirt Waists, Collars, Neckwear and Belia,
We need no introduction to you, but have this to
Bay : We appreciate your kindness iii the past and wil
assure you the same courteous treatment for the future'
Kindly Remember Us. ' . \ *. '
T?lL0R-fl7 CLOTHIERS tjUGUSJA, $?
W. J. RUTHERFORD. ?B. B.'MORRIS.
WJ. RUTHERFORD & CO.,
-AND DEALERS IN
Lime, Cement Plaster, Hair,
Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Heady Hoofing
AA1) OlhhR MATERIAL
TO TTS TOE; PBIOBS.
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
Neckwear-the nobiest creations.
Underwear and Hosiery-the best.
Handkerchiefs and Suspenders.
Entire New Spring Stock
HEW STORE ?P CHOICE? GOODS.
SOUVENIRS) ALL|ARE INVITED.TO.CAU.