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TJIOS. J. ADAMS, ...... EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12.
?'AX AGE OP FALSEHOOD."
Bishop Morrison spoke from th9
pulpit of the First Methodist
church of Atlanta on last Sunday
to the Free Masons of that city.
In the course of his sermon the
bishop said : "It has seemed to me
of late that the present is an age of
falsehood and the status of society
and of our business life will bear
me ont. Thousands of men will
not tell the truth unless they know
they can make something by it.
The moral decay of the present age
is due to this disregard for truth.
Lies are put up in packages, sent
out in barrels and hung on hooks.
Men are justifying themselves with
the fact that their acts are common.
"That embalmed beef sent to
Cuba is no worse than we get today.
I believe that the large death list
in this county which is daily grow
ing grsater, is du6 directly to the
dishonest adulteration of the food
which goes in the homes of our
country. The whole commercial
world is honeycombed with
untruthfulness, and the inordinate
love Of money which haB taken
hold of our people is at the bottom
"There are men in Atlanta today
who have been running to money
solong that while their wealth ie
five times as great as formerly their
reputation and their influence for
good in the community is more
thaa five times as small as it was
If Gov. Sheppard intends to
make the race for Governor again,
the year of grace 1900, just ahead,
is his opportunity. The auguries
are fairly auspicious, the political
skies propitious. The wave of re
pentance ebbing from the full tide
of reform triumphant, placed Earle
in the United States Senate ; that
tide may still be ebbing enough
and repentant enough, if we may
use such an image, to put John C.
Sheppard in Ihe gubernatorial
chair. There is no assurance
doubly sure for Mr. Sheppard in
the outlook, but some ventures must
be made, some risks taken in poli
tics as in everything else.
He either fears his fate coo much,
: Or his deserts are small
Who would not put it to the touch
_To win or lose it all.
A meeting to protest against the j
war in the Philippines was held in
Cincinnati on last Saturday.
The principal address was by
Prof. J. Lawrence Laughlin of
Chicago university. Other speak
ers were Prof. V. N. Myers of
Cincinnati university, Rev. Her
bert Bigelow, Rev. Hugo G.
Eisenlohr, who spoke in German,
and Edwin Burritt Smith of
Chicago. Letters approving the
meeting's object were read from
Judge Rufus B. Smith, Rabbi
Phillipson, Boyd Vincent, Louis
F. Poast, editor of the Chicago In
dependent, and others.
Resolutions were adopted |
denouncing the war as unholy and
demanding its discontinuance.
"A small town with business
men who give a long pull, a strong <
pull, and a pull altogether will i
outstrip a city full of selfish
jealous millionaires who fear to
help any scheme lest somebody
else may profit by it too."-Bish
opville Recorder. Circulate that
text on ink pad ? and calendars and
paste it over the desk of every
business man in Bishop ville, keep
it running every week in The
Recorder, and let it soak into the
public mind with a long and steady
soak. It covers the caBe.-The
The adjutant general of the
army has given out the following :
"The secretary of war today gave
instructions by telegraph confirm
ing the instructions previously
given by mail to recruiting officers
throughout the country to begin
recruiting for the volunteers OD
Monday, As fast as they enlist the
men will be sent, under instructions
already published, to the
rendezvous designated for the
regiment to which they are
The Rev. Dr. E. Y. Mullins, of
Massachusetts, has accepted the
presidency of the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminery at Louis
Recruits for service in the
Philippines are few and far be
tween. We refer to the privates,
there are a plenty cf the other sort
Bert Hot From The Gun.
Was the ball that hit G. E. Steadman
of Newark, Mich., in the Civil War.
It caused horrible Ulcers that no treat
ment helped for 20 years. Then Buck
Jen's Arnica Salve cured him. Cures
Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Boils, Felons,
Corns, Skin Eruptions. Best Pile cure
on earth. 25 cts. a box. Cure guaran
teed. Sold by all Druggist.
Dr. M. A. Simmons Liver Medicine has a na
tional reputation, extending- over about sixty
y?ari, as Z m oct successful Liver Reculator. Foi
?ale br G, L. Penn & Son
AULD LANG SYNE !
SOME PERSONAL RECOL.
LECTIONS OF INCIDENTS
AND MEN YEARS AGO.
BY AN OLD STAGER.
MR. EDITOR: Your type-settei
made us to say "for instance,'
when we wrote "for instruction,"
which destroyed the sense of the
sentence in which it occurred.
In one of our communications
we said something about Little
Stevens Creek church and some ol
the noble Christian men and wo
men who composed the member
ship of that church. We propose
now to say something o? another
church of which we were a fre
quent visitor in our boyhood. We
mean Gilgal. To get there we had
to travel over a rugged, rocky, hilly
road, as-every one knows who ever
visited in that section. In going
there we passed the residence of
old Uncle Caleb Holloway, one of
the landmarks of that day and
time. There were three brothers
of that name-Billy, Jordan and
Caleb-all of whom lived to a ripe
old age. The first named was the
first to die, then followed Caleb
with Jordan as survivor. They
were honorable, thrifty men. We
also passed on the way thither
through th9 yard of the widow
Strom who enjoyed some celebrity
in administering medicines to the
sick. One of the remedies most
used was lobelia, given to the ex
tent of putting the patient in "the
state of alarm," which meant that
he was made so sick that he could
not be made much more so and
survive. If the first course did not
produce the desired effect, the pa
tient was to be carried through a
second similar ordeal but of in
creased intensity. But few patients
would say that they were not im
proved in the face of the threaten
ed repetition of "the alarm" treat
ment. Her ministrations, however,
were not coufined to that one
remedy. She made herself useful
in ministering to the necessities of
ladies on certain occasions.
Gilgal in the day of which we
speak hud as their pB6tor, Rev.
Thomas Chiles, that Godly man,
refined Christian gentleman and
eloquent preacher with voice
so effeminate, and yet so persua
sive and tender as to touch the seu
sibiilties of sinners. Among the
notable members who worshipped
there were Mr. Luke DeVore, whose
eyes so often suffused with tears
under the preaching of the Word,
Dr. John Loko, SUi?. r-u-, a~~-D
Blocker, Luke Culbreath, L&wis
Reynolds, Sam Strom, Butler Wil
liams, Isaac Boles, Garrison Hollo
way, Eldred Byrd, Artemus Lowe,
Abram Ad ams, Robert Lanier,
Temple Martin, old Squire Settle,
David Seigler, Guthridge Cheat
ham, and many others whose
names we do not recall. The mere
mention of these names is a suffi
cient guaranty of tbe strength and
spirituality of the saints who wor
shipped there to Bay nothing of the
long array of Christian women
who filled no secondary place in the
graces which gave sanctity to the
worship of God. We, perhaps,
would be excusable for mentioning
by name Mrs. Isabella Blocker,
whose attendance upon the preach
ad word was so punctual and whose
devotion and piety were so exem
plary as one of the mothers in
Israel of that church.
After long years of experience
and observation, we are prepared
to believe the citizens of Sleepy
Creek, Little Stevens Creek and
Gilgal sections of Edgefield county ;
have not been excelled by any
other rural portions of the county
or State in all that go to make up
character for morality, Christian
ity, sobriety, honor, truth, honesty
and industry. To have been
brought up in such a community,
receiving the blessings of such as
sociations and examples we recog
nize as a great blessing in shaping
our own life. We shall ever revere
the memories and the virtues of
In that day it was the custom,
we might say rale, for every thrifty
farmer to raise everything that
was needful for man and beaBt to
eat and much of that which was to
wear. The fugal farmer had his
sheep and cows and hogs; hence
he provided himself and .family
with mutton and beef and bacon
and fruits off of his farm and often
had some for market. He raised
hi3 own horses and mules, his own
corn and wheat and oats with
Borne to spare.
We did noi know what it was to
buy Western flour and Western or
Kentucky or Tennessee bacon nor
corn nor meal. Farmers did buy
salt and iron and sugar and coffee.
They raised their own rice and
beat it in a mortar with a pestle.
It was a slow process but a sure
one. Threshing machines were
not much in vogue either. Oatt
and wheat and rye and barley were
Bet up in bundles on the butt end
until a circular heap was formed
of sufficient circumference to allow
four or six or eight horses, two
abreast, togo on it, and tbey wert
"Sweet Bells Jangled
Out of Tune and Harsh.'
Shakespeare'- description fits . thou
sands ?f .women. They are cross, des
pondent, sickly, nervous-a burden to
themselves and their families. Their
Bweot dispositions are gov ?, and they, like
the bells, seem sadly out of tua?. But
there is a remedy. They can use
Wine of C&r?w
It brings health to the womanly
organism, and health there means
well poised nerves, calmness, strength.
It restores womanly vigor and power.
It tones up the nerves which suffer
ing and disease have shattered. It is
the most perfect remedy ever devised
to restore weak women to perfect
health, and to make them attractive
and happy. $1.00 at all druggists.
For advice in cases requiring spec
ial directions, address, giving symp
toms, ?"The Ladies' Advisory De
partment," The Chattanooga Medi
cine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. C
BET. J. W. SMITH, Camden, 8. C.,
says:-"My wife used Wine of Cxrdul at home
for falling of the womb and lt entirely cored
dri 3n around and around until
the grain was shelled outofj.be
hull. It was then separated from
the straw with forks as nearly as
could be. The next process was
to separate it from the chaff by
dipping it with a wooden scoop
and throw it from one corner of
the barn to the other. The grain
fell against the opposite wall
whilst the chaff fell by the way. It
was a tedious process, but persist
ence soon made a beautiful pile of
clean wheat, lt was carried to the
common mills, ground and bolted
and made a good, nutritious, whole
some flour, far superior in nutri
ment to the imported, impalpable
chalk-mixed flour with which the
multitude is now feed at the ex
pense of health and depletion of
pocket. Nearly everybody had
money then in the country and if
any man ran short he could borrow
it from one of his neighbors. Now
nearly all farmers are borrowers
with no neighbor lenders. Money
has found its way into the pockets
of the few and is concentrated into
those of fewer year by year. No
real prosperity can long exist ia a
country which does not reach out J
among the masses.
Brave Men Fall.
Victims to stomach, liver and kidney
troubles as well as women, and all feel i
the results in loss of appetite, poisons
in the blood, backache, nervousness,
headache and tired, listess. rr.n-down
feeling. But there's no need to feel
like that. Listen to J. W. Gardner, :
Idaville, Ind. He says: "Electric
Bitters are just the thing for a man
when he is all run down, and don't z
care whether he lives or dise. It did
more to give me new strength and good
appetite than anything I could take.
I can now eat anything and have a new
lease on life." Only 50 cents, at all
Drugstore. Every bottle guaranteed.
MRS. CATHERINE HARVLEY
ON Thursday morning, June 22nd
our community v?as saddened by the .
death of MRS. CATHERINE- H RVLKY,
wife of Mr. J. C. Harvley. S'je was
6ick two weeks,, but it was not thought
to be serious until a few hours before '
she died. She suffered intensely but
bore it with christian fortitude, and
was never beard to murmer during her
sickness. She leaves a husband and :
eight children with a large host of
relatives and friends to mourn their
loss, but we feel that our loss is her
gain, for we believe that she loved and
trusted Jesus as her Savior. Her last
words were : "Lord, take mo home to
She was a lady possessing some no
ble traits of character. Her greatest
pleasure seemed to be in living and la
boring for her ohildren, and no sacri
fice seemed too great for her to make
for those she loved. No one in distress
was ever turned from her door empty
handed. It was such a pleasure to her
to share the fruits of her labors with
others. Indeed I she seemed to be hap
piest when giving others happinese.
We can recall, and never forgot, the
many, many acts of kindness shown
Her funeral services were conducted
at the fciodoc Baptist church by Kev.
J. T. Littlejohn. She will be sadly
missed in our church and community,
but more than all will she be missed in
her home. None but those who have
experienced the same loss can realize
how she will be missed in *;hat borne
To the heart-broken husband and chil
dren we can only say, "Look to Him
who doeth all things well."
May God in His goodness bless this
affliction to the good of her loved ones,
and may it be the means of drawing
them nearer to Him, is the prayer of
ON? WHO LOVED HE?.
OUR community is now passing
through a season of sadness and gloom.
Only about two weeks ago death came
into the home of our neighbor and
friend Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Gilchrist
and laid hands upon MR. GILCHRIST,
one of the oldest and best citizens of
the Rehoboth section. He was born,
reared and lived in Edgefleld county.
He was well known and respected by
all and those who knew him best loved
His frankness and candor, his gen
erosity and kindness will ever stand
conspicuous in the remembrance of all
who knew him. lie was an earnest
and consistent member of toe Reho
both Baptist church for a number of
years, and always strove to do his duty.
?.nd during ali the time of his suffer
ing he did not murmur or complain,
out bore his pain with fortitude and
patient submission to the will of God.
He leaves a loving wife and fond chil
dren to mourn bis loss,and I commend
you to lean on the strong:arm that viii
sustain you and guide you to your lost
one. "Therefore, comfort yourselves
with these words : "Not dead, but
sleepetb. he ?hall rise ngain."
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY.
THE TOWN BOOM" WILL
SOON BE UPON US.
We already have ou sale, at reasonable prices, and on ac
commodating termgj. consid?rable valuable Town property in
the way of Dwellings, Building Lots, Farming Lands, etc.,
which we are authorized to dispose of at bargain figures.
One handsome new two story 8-room Dwelling and 20
acres of land, on northeast side of town.
One single story 5-room Dwelling, with two acres attached,
adjoining the above place.
Five desirable Building Lots, on Addison Avenue.
Four desirable Building Lots on. Buncombe Street.
Two small Dwellings, with half acre lots, in South Edge
One Lot and Tenant House thereon, adjoining Oil Mill.
One House and Lot'on Norris Street, opposite Cotton Mill.
A list of other dwellings and building lots will be given
We have some bargains in Farms and Farming Lands,
which we will describe in detail very soon.
IF YOU HAVE REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE CALL ON US.
We will advertise same free of cost. When a sale is effected
our commissions will be moderate and ;iatisfactory.
D. R. DURISOE & CO.,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
WHAT IS THE USE OF
PAYING $2.00 TO $3.00
PER DAY FOR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
WHEN YOU CAN
GET THE BEST AND MOST COMFORTABLE ROOMS
FOR 50 OR 75 CENTS
PER DAY AND TAKE Y0U$ MEALS WHERE YOU PLEASE.)
CrWP nzjw, "RTflST.
PAY FOR ONLY Wit AT YOU GET AND NO MORE.
THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL
[s the ouly European Plan Hotel in Augusta, Ga. Your patronage is
solicited. S. C. & Ga. trains pass the door.
L. P. PETTYJOHN, PKOPRIETOR.
SCHEDULE IN EFFECT JUNE ll, 1899.
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W. A. TURK, G. P. A., J. B. HEYWARD, T. P. A.
Washington, D. C. Augusta, Ga.
S. H. HARDWICK, A G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga. -
High Arm Seing Machine
Folly guaranteed fon years, fitted with
all the latest attachiis, beautifully orna
mented wood work.
Money refunded aftO dayB use if machine
is not as good aa the # to $50.00 machines
gold by agenta.
Send for circulars ?tate what you want.
Wc are headquarters furniture, Stoves,
Mattings, earpetcwing Machines,
Address: ' The Padgett Furnif
1IIO & IlBroad Street,
559 Broad St.,
AUGUSTA, - GA
Keeps ONE of the best and
Boarding1 - Houses
Country friends and strangers' patron
age respectfully solicited.
!THE FARMERS BAM!
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
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State ai County Depositary.
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Paid-up Capital, $58,000 8
Surplus aM MM ProllOO,OflO.OO.
A. E. PADGETT, President.
W. H. TIMMERMAN, V-Pres.
J L. CAUGHMAN, Cashier.
W. H. H ABLING, Ass't Cash'r.
* * *
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.
Crawford <? Co?
-Cash Buyers of
Mes, Furs, ^Beeswax, IooL
ALSO OLD METALS OF ALL Kiri D!
Write for Prices.
510-512 REYNOLDS STREET
Mn to Ml -Oners
SOPOI) NID DEM
Office aud Infirmary at
B. L. Jones' stables, rear
ol Court House.
BJja-EPIEXiID, S. C.
I respectfully solicit the
patronage of the people.
Will answer telephone calls
i. 8 COOUKfi STOVE
ts 17x17 inch OTOO, IW . i
lotos; huge lleca ead
a geed taker. We ll ?hie
e op w? forty pieces of ware
tdfcg ?Ve Uisel gene mt
i advert?as oar butaaa we
?efl feta No. I Coekiag Store,
i with el) pieees ef wer? ?or
? ? 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, aud 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
day e. 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 eise but bargains, for instance in New
Spring Goode are shown, all over the store, the story of brilliant sue?
cess in the right collection of New Goods. Each department is brim
ful of the best and most beautiful ; and tb? most pleasing feature of
all is the prices, which open the pocket book with the magie kay of
economy. For an
Illustration of This Truth
Glance over the following brief but interesiogt lint of items, which is
only a drop in the buoket :
1 lot 46-inch Silk Warp, all wool. $125 Henrietta, our price $100
Fine English and New England Percales, from 6c to 10c
Fine Dimities, Ducks and Piques, from 7?c 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 $1 50
Men's Ready-made Suits ftom $3 50 to $15
Boys' Ready-made Suits from 50o to $4
Underwear for men from 19c to 60c.
Ladies' Underveets from 5c to 25c
Hats for Men and Boys, many styles, Straw, Felt, Crash, a superb
specialty, ranging from 10c to $2 50 '
Caps for Men and Boys, many styles
Ribbone-Sash Ribbons, Trimming Ribbons
Laces in endless variety
Jaekonet and Hamburg Trimmings, another superb specialty
Matting, Rugs and Window Shades ?
, White Goods-See our prices before buying
Lace Curtains, Silkalines, Spangled Tissues, and other fashionable
Umbrellas, Parasols, Fans
And, last but not least, SHOES, SHOES, SHOKS. Oxfords for
Ladies and Children, black, tan and os-blood.
J. W. lg I? A. EL ,
NEW YORK RACKET STORE.
To Our Many Friends of This County:
',r??TT Our new and handsome Spring stock of Mon'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'
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 wil
assure you the same courteous treatment for the future*
Kindly Remember Us.
LC. LEVY'S SON ? CO.,
TAlLOR-fITCLOTHIERS JfUGUSfA, 6A
W. J. RUTHERFOKD. B. B. MORRIS.
W J. R?THERFORD & CO.,
--AND DEALERS IN
Lime, Cement Plaster, Hair,
Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Heady Roofing
. ?JT0 OILER MATERIAL
WRITE TO TTS JPOIRJ PRICES.
Corder Reynolds and Washington Streets, > AUGUSTA, GA
I. WILLIE LEVY,
844 BEOAD STREET.
High Art Clothing.
The Latest and Best iii Hats.
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs-Celebrated
Neck wear-the noblest creations.
Underwear and Hosiery-the best.
Handkerchiefs and Suspenders.
GRAND OPENING, ?
intire New Spring Stock
NEW STORE AND CHOICE GOODS.
?UVEN?R8) ALL ARE INVITED TO CAW