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THUS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30.
AULD LANG SYNE !
SOME PERSONAL RECOL
LECTIONS OP INCIDENTS
AND MEN YEARS AGO.
BY AN OLD STAGER.
Ambition for place and power is
almost co-existent with the crea
tion of man. And it has had its
manifestations in nearly every age
and clime. Without it there would
be no political upheavels and
strifes, with few or no wars. Our
first impressions of rivalry for
office were received from a contest I
between-Gowdy, tax collector
for Edgefield District, and Col.
John Quattlebaum, in which much
interest was takeD by tLe respect
ive friends of these aspirants.
Quattlebaum was triumphant in
the race. In that day, the tax col
lector both assessed and collected
the taxes at the same time. Col.
. Q. was a magistrate also and was
called upon to marry a runaway
couple. During the performance
of the ceremony, and before it was
concluded, the father of the eloped
. girl came upon the scene and car
ried off his daughter to his home,
. leaving the half married man
"alone in his glory." They subse
quently eloped and were success
fully joined in wedlock. The!
father of the girl never forgave I
Col. Q. for his act and alwayB op
posed him when a candidate. Col.
Q. was succeeded in office by Mr.
Mays, and he by Theophilus Dean.
The Bberiff of the district under
the old State Constitution was not
eligible to election for two succes
sive terms. Among those who held
that office, as we remember, were
Col. Wm. H. Moss, Humphrey
Boulware, Simeon Christie, Lewis
Jones, James Eidson, Wm. Spires.
The office of Clerk of Court was
filled by-Pope, Thos. G. Bacon,
(who was Clerk of Court for six
teen years) Stewart Harrison.
The office of Judge of Probate
was then called Ordinary, and its
occupants were Oliver Towles,
John HM, H. T. Wright, W. F.
The office of Master in Equity,
if we mistake not, had for its
worthy officers Whitfield Brooks?
S. S. Tompkins, Arthur Simkins,
Z. W. C&rwile. All of these gen
tlemen were efficient officers so far
as. we ever heard or knew. But
one of the twenty names mentio .
? above now survives. j
In 1842 John S. Jeter (Majori
Jack Jeter, as he was familiarly
called) was State Senator, and
James H. Hammond, of Beech
Island, was Governor, succeeding
J. P. Richardson. The members
of the House of Representatives at
that time were Dr. John 0. Nichol
son, Dr. R.C. Griffin, Wiley Har
rison, James Sheppard and M. L.
Bonham. Senator Jeter died dur
ing his term of office, and Francis
W. Pickens waB chosen to fill out
his unexpired time.
In 1844, Daniel Holland, John]
Bauskett, Tillman Watson, J. S.
Pope, A.P. Traylorand Preston
S. Brooks represented Edgefield in?
the lower house of the General As-'
In 1846, Nathan L. Griffin and
John Bauskett, prominent mem
bers of che Edgefield bar, costested
for a seat in the State Senate. The
former was elected, and for the
lower branch of the Leglature the
following: Oliver Towles, Benj.C.
Yancey, Arthur Simkins, John B.
Holmes, Daniel Holland and J. S.
Pope were chosen. J
In 1848, Dr. John Lake, R. B.
Bouknight, Abram Jones, Daniel
Holland, B. C. Yancey and John
Tompkins were chosen members of
the lower house.
In 1850, Nathan L. Griffin was
re-elected to the State Senate over
James Sheppard, who opposed him,
by a considerable majority. At
the same time Dr. W. D. Jennings,
Maj. Joseph Abney, Wiley Harri
son, Z. W. Carwile, Gen. John R.
Weaver and Maj. Abram Jones
were chosen to represent Edgefield
in the other House.
In 1852, Dr. W. S. Mobley, A. J.
Hammond, Z. W. Carwile, Wiley
Harrison, John C. Allen and
Simeon Christie were invested
with legislative honors.
In 1853, Senator Griffin died
and Jas, P. Carroll was elected to
fill his unexpired term.
In 1854, the memorable cam
paign of Watson and Carroll for
State Senate was hald. George D.
Tillman was a candidate for the
House and championed Watson's
cause in debate upon the hustings
against Carroll. The election was
hotly contested. Tillman Watson
won and he was declared elected
to the State Senate. Carroll con
tested the election before the Sen
ate without imccesB. VT. C. Mo
?agne, W. S. Mobley, GD Tillman,
George W Landrum, W B Dorn
and Wade Holstein were the che?
sen representatives for the House.
In 1856, Z W Carwile, James1
Blackwell, Wm Gregg, M C M
Hammond, Robert Merriwether
and Abram Jones were our repre
In 1858, the -contest for State
Senate was with James P Carroll
?and Wm Gregg. The issue was
the endorsement of Blue Ridge
Ridge railroad bonds by the State,
j Carroll advocating and Gregg op
posing the issue of said bonds.
Carroll was eleotod by a small ma*
In 1858, the representatives to
j the House were J. Hambden
Brooks, AL Dearing, John Quat
jtlebaum, Abram Jones, James
Tompkins and W W Adams. In
1859, Senator Carroll was elected
1 Chancellor and resigned his posi
tion as State Senator. Tillman
Watson was elected to fill out his
unexpired term over Dr John Lake
who opposed him.
In 1860, the canvass for the
j House was upon the question of
the endorsement by the State of
the issue of Blue Ridge railroad
bonds to complete said road. The
candidates who favored the meas
ure as we remember were M C But
ler, Jos H Jennings, Thomas G La
mar, W S Mobley, John Quattle
baum, S W Nicholson, M Graham.
Those opposing were M W Gary,
Edwin Seibles and James Calli
son. The first five named of these
favoring the issue of bonds were j
' elected and M W Gary of those op
' posing. Subsequent events have
proven the wisdom of those; who
opposed the State's endorsement
of said bonds. They have been a
source of much concern to the
State and the end may not yet be.
A review of the names of those
[ who were invested with legislative
honors prior to the Confed?rete war
shows that thev were an intelligent
and honorable class of which
any county may be proud. It ie
particularly noticeable that the
farmers had in the House of Rep
resentatives from among them
truly representative men and in
due proportion. Such men were
capable of exercising a conserva
tive influence in State legislation.
That is what our country needs in
national legislation. We never
have believed that it was just and
fair and right to commit national
legislation to one profession of
men. The bitter fruits of it are
becoming more and more apparent
as time goes on. What the end
will be, is a question of immense
magniture but full of fearful fore
bodings. But few sections of South
[.Carolina have been so honored as
Edge?eld in the bestowmenf of
^positions of prominence and use
fulness upon her sons. She has
had four United States senators
besides furnishing a fifth one for
that distinguished position in the
"Lone Star" State. In the lower
house of Congress, Edgefieid has
had four representatives and still
another who made Abbevills his'
adopted home. Six of her sons
have graced the Gubernatorial:
chair, whilst two have been cloth
ed with the office of Lieutenant
. Governor, and one with that of
! State Treasurer, and one with that
[of Secretary of State. In the Ju
dicial Department of the State,
two have worn worthily the judi
cial ermine of the circuit courts
and two that of Chancellor whilst
four have been circuit Solicitors.
I We rejoice at the record and that
the chosen sons of Edgefieid have
proven themselves worthy.
Discovered by a Woman.
Another great discovery has been
made, and that too, by a lady in
this country. "Disease fastened its
clutches upon her and for seven
years she withstood its severest
tests, but her vital organs were
undermined and death seemed
imminent. For three months she
coughed incessantly, and could
not sleep. She finally disovered a
way to recovery, by purchasing of
us a bottle of Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, and
was so much relieved on taking
first dose, that Bhe slept all night ;
and with two bottles, has been ab
solutely cured. Her name is Mrs.
Luther Lutz. Thus writes W. C.
Hamnick & Co., of Shelby, N. C.
Trial bottles free at G P Penn &
Sons Drug Store. Regular size 50c
and $1.00. Every bottle guaran
The Wilmington (N. C.) Star
explains that "Afro-Amer ic an" is
the "ewell name for negro." This
calls to mind the fact that the
swellst negro that has ever been
produced, ex-Senator Bruce, of
Mississippi, had the good sense to
eschew "Afro-American," "col
ored" and every other such folly
and vanity. He said that "negro"
was-the only name the raes had,
and he intended to stick to it and
spell it with a capital, N.-Macon
Telegraph. Bruce was a quadroon,
more white than blaok, but he
shrewly stuck to what he called hie
race and was respected by all who
knew him.-Augusta C anicle.
Keep the Stomach and Bowels, in
good condition, the Waste Avenues
open and free byan occasional doseTai
Dr. M. A. Simmons Liver Medicine/
For sale by O.L. Penn & docfl
Schedule of Indebtedness.
Koxville, Tenn., August 15.
(Special.)Local stockholders and
directors of the Boone-Black
Diamond railroad are making out
a sohedule of indebtedness, which
is claimed is due them by the
railroad and an effort is being
made to have this amount, whioh
will aggregate about $125,000,
paid of the funds expected from
The claims are for directors
salaries, for four years' office ex
penses, etc. One i tennis for $50,000
in favor of Knox county. This is
clamed on a contract by which
the Boone promoters secured Knox
county's $100.000 Knoxville and
Ohio railroad bonds and sold them
for $40,000. It WHS understood
that the road should pay back
$50,000 and the this is the claim
! now being made.
The local dicrectors have charge
of the road in east Tennessee and
it is understood they will retain a
lien on all rights of way in this
section until the claims referred
to are paid. It is stated that the
schedule is being prepared at the
request of Colonel Albert E.
Boone, the promoter and Colonel
Dickinson, the financial agent.
Atlanta Constitution. .
To keep yonnjr-- keep well, keep the
Nerves calm, the body raddy and well
fed, and with Dr M. A. Simmons Liver
Medicine regulate the Stomach and
Bowels. For sale by 6. L. Penn & Son.
Wooing a School Teacher.
"Yes," said a your 3 man, aa he
threw himself at the feet of the
pretty school-mistress, t;I love
you, and would go to the world's
end for you."
.'You could not go to the end of
?the world for me, James. The
I world, or the earth, as it is called,
is round like a ball, slightly flat
tened at the poles. One o? the
first lessons in elementary geogra
phy is devoted to the shape of the
globe. You must have studied it
when you were a boy."
"Of course I did, but"
"And it is no longer a theory. J
Circumnavigators have established
"I know, but what I meant was
that I would do anything to please
you. Ah, Minerva, if you knew
.the aching void."
?There is no euch thing as a
void, James. Nature abhors a
vacuum, But, admitting that
there could be such a thing, how
could the void you speak of be a
void if there .were an ache in it?'?|
"I meant to say that my.life|
will be lonely without yon that j
you are my daily thought and my
nightly dream. I would go any
where to be with you. If you were
in Australia or at the north pole, I
would fly to you, I"
"Ply! It will be another centu
I ry before men can fly. Even when |
the laws of gravitation are suc
cessfully overcome, there will still j
remain, says a late scientific au
thority, the difficulty of maintain-1
? ing a balance"
"Well, at all events," exclaimed
the youth. "I've got a pretty fair
balance in the bank, and I want
I you to be my wife. There !"
"Well, James, since you put it |
I in that light, I"
He Fooled The Surgeons.
All doctors told Renick Hamil
ton, of West Jefferson, O., after
suffering 18 months from Rectal
I Fistula, he would die unless a
; coBtly operation was performed ;
he cured himself with five boxes of
Buoklen's Arnica Salve, the surest
Pile cure on Earth, and the best
Salve in the World. 25 cents a ?
box. Sold by G L Penn & Son.
Make Baby's Birth Quick, Easy and
[almost Painless by taking Simmons
Squaw Vine Wire or Tablets. For sale
by G. L. Penn & Son..
We have managed to secure the
best and easiest riding Buggy for
the least money, at A. Rosenthal's,
Augusta, Ga. I
WATCH THE FELLOWS
=Who ftdrertlM cheap
price.? ! Look for V. A.
Government Stomp os
THEIR bottles. All dbut
len irs privileged to DM
th!? stamp. NO STAMP
BIMBI ADULTERATED or
Chemical Whiskey. Thu
Government Stamp lt ?
(OMMtee Of AGB. PUEJTT
AJrt) Paoor. The dteeresc.
between our pr'.cei and
th tin 1? amall-(UCereneci
la quality, great. Our: !.*.?!]
whiskey, no col og ne ?pirita.
Hud* br SMCtint OLAIES
TICKT pro oooo. Can yoe
hesitate which to mat
Me Vu ool
'if so, write to the Southern Paint
secure their price list. They can g:
than you can get elsewhere. They
sell at less price than those who
and should be patronized by Soutl
paper will arrange to Becure painl
would like to order through the A
thick heavy body BO that buyers i
paint go further, and eave money,
Write to fhe company telling I
[much, and price will be given. TJ
id a guarantee goes with every ca
The snccess of the Clover cotton
mill in York county is a revelation
as to the immense possibilities of
cotton manufacturing in "this
State. It started with a capital
of $89,000, and at the end of eight
years, June, 1898, had paid back
back in dividends to the stock
holders every dol?as of the original
stock. The net earnings this year
were $39,600, or 41 per cent of the
capital stock. Each stockholder
now owns two shares where he
held one before.
His Life Was Saved. '
Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent eilis??
of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonder
ful deliverance from a frightful death.
In telling.of it be says : "I was taken
with Typhoid Fever, that ran into*
Pneumonia. My lungs became
hardened. I was so weak I- couldn't
even sit up in bed. Nothing helped
me. I expected to soon die of Con-,
sumption, when I heard of Dr. King's
New Discovery. One bottle gave
great relief. I continued to use it, and
now ara well and strong, I can't say
too much m ita praise/, This
marvellous medicine is the sorest and
quickest cure in the world for all
Throat and Lnng Trouble. Regular
sizes 50 cents and $1.00. Trial bottles
free at Ot. L. Penn & Son's Drug Store;
every bottle guaranteed.
Raise Your Own Mules!
MT THOROUGH-BRED JACK,
"Joe Brown," will stand during
the fall season at my residence. Satis
A. F. BROADWATER.
A. E. PADGETT. E. J. NOBBXS."
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Lile, Fire nfl iciest
Written iii the strongest compan
ies licensed to do business in South
Write both town and country
property. Insure your Dwelling,
Ram and Live stock with us.
Best rates made on Improved
System of Ginneries. Have us to
make you a rate before insurifrg
Life Insurance contracts written
in the well known Mutual Life
Iusurance Co. of New York, or in
The Mutual Benefit Life IuBurance
Co. of .Newark.
Call and se?'-us before placing,
your insurance. , .
Ontario veterinary Coto,
MM OHI MM.
Office ind Infirmary at
B. L. janes' stables, rear
ol Court House.
I respectfully solicit the
patronage of the people.
SUSP" Will answer telephone calle
s. PI. spun,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Terms : $4 per day, (2 for plat.
Always have deeds and mort
gages on the field from which to find
GEO. T. SHARPT0N,
EZDG-EEFT'FIT 'A S. O
Front Room in Chronicle B'ld'g.
I respectfully solicit the patronage of
lul^n1;^^ Government amel?is,
Bearing jjjjg??gtjtj?g om Cort
enaranteelog its ?fe Portio and Proof.
We in th? only Diitlllara Selling Whiskey
Staring Ger. Sumo Dirtet to Cta.unara.
Rye or Bourbon ,
Ko Marita on Packagee to Inti I cate Contenta,
lierait P. O. Expresa Order or Bank Exchange.
Refer by permission, First K?HontI Bank,
(TBryaii Bros., ^3^**
Order? from AriaotiA, Colorado, California, Idaho,
Mon tana. ??onuia, New Mexico, Ongon, Utah, jS?
Injrton, Wyaming, must call for SO quarts by IriiakJ
ll to Paint?
Company of Piuebluff, N. C., and
ive you a better paint at lw?6. mou^y
do not belong to the trust and can
do. This is a Southern enterprise
lern people. The Publisher of this
is for any of his subscribers, who
.DVEKT1SER. This paint has a
can add Linseed oil and make the
as the oil will cost about fifty cents
them what colors you wrnt aud how
tie paint contains the best material
D, barrel and package of paint
I The Oldest ant
Enrolled dnring the pi
history of the Institution. Tl
Our graduates are al wa
SIXTY-FIVE OF OUI
HIGH SCHOOLS, andoneo
This Institution Has bet
It has been continually under
ING in this part of the State.
Are drilled daily and I
A Btudent can attend
clothing and washing for from
fS?F* Send for oiroulare
C. F. IlillISS,
Manufacturer, Importer and Dealer in
Mles, Coping, Iron and Wire
Of Every Description.
WRITE OR CALL AND SEE ME
Cor. Washington and Ellis Sta.
A large stock of finished work al
ways on hand ready for lettering.
g?0F Prices always right.
TIE FARMERS BAE
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C.
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State aid Comfy Depositary.
* * *
Paid-up Capital, $58,000
* * *
surplus asd mm prontsl;$io,ooo.oo.
* ? *
A. E. ADGETT, resident.
W. H. TIMMERMAN, V-Pres.
J L. CAUGHMAN, Cashier.
W. H. HARLING, Ass'tCash'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
Y0?R ACCOUNT SOLICITED
ON BUSINESS TERMS.
PP. P. m.
HAS REMOVED TO
207 7TH ST., AUGUSTA, GA.,
Where he,will still continue to
ME EYE TESTS
For all defects of sight. Grind
any shape and style, of lenee
while you wait.
Tells if you need glasses, rest or
he oculist? 4-;
I Largest Co-Educational^*^
Boarding School in South Carolina.
ist session 280 Stridente. The prospects for the next session are brighter than ever before in the
ie outlook is that we will enroll next session 300 students,
ps in demand and have no trouble in securing good positions.
I OLD STUDENTS are teachers. Quite a number of them PRINCIPALS OF GRADED and
f our graduates is PRESIDENT OF A COLLEGE in this State.
9n educating HUNDREDS OF YOUNG MEN and YOUNG WOMEN during the past NINE years,
the management of the same President. We have the LARGEST and BEST EQUIPPED BUILD
Next session will consist of Sixteen (16) Teachers who
are graduates of first-class Institutions, and teachers who
have had experience in High School and College work.
Last session nearly every county in S OUTH CARO
LINA and also the States of GEORGIA, ALABAMA,
MISSISSIPPI, and WEST VIRGINIA were represented
in the Institution.
G06JRSE ?r STUDY
Will compare favorably with that of our best Female
ire well supplied with guns and military accoutrements. All the boys are under strict military
the entire scholastic year of nine months, board, tuition and all expenses included except books,
$90.00 to $125, according to class entered.
i and illustrated pamphlet.
K. BAILEY, President,
ED&E1TELD, S>C '
SION BE6IRS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1899.
559 Broad St.,
AUGUSTA, - GA.
Keeps ONE of the best and
Boarding1 - Houses
Country friends and strangers' patron
age respectfully solicited.
607 to 610 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
L. P. PETTYJOHN. PROPRIETOR.
First Class in Every Respect.
Larger Sample Rooms, More Front Rooms, and More First
Floor Rooms than any Hotel in the City. Trams pass Broad
Street Two Doors from Hotel Entrance.
European Plan, Rooms 50 & 75 Cents per Day.
This mUm?U hi
Machine, with oU
nae nine, wiin BB tua nimuuicoi^
guaranteed tot te? yeuo. worth |a;
wrf*fa? -d jo** a*?*? hack
ti Miaust ** r aprcaast cd.
This pennine Oak Bedroom Suit, large ala?
Dreiser, >6aao be.?I Mirror, high head Badetead,
large ttan? with coe dr ?wer wad two doon. The
whole suit nicely finiahad; worth lad. Wa wiU
pot in 4 caa? teat chaira worth $i each, j oak came
.eat roc).rr worth fi.eo.and oarc oak trihi? worth
ft; oar price for thc g piecea #IS?cVS- .
TM* *|60 STEEL RANOB? too
?oohing feorfacc jo at M? OTen >? * ?5
" ot water raacrroir, and ?t> piecea ot ware .or
1*29.00. Thia offer ie aaade toidf to intrc
,4ace our Kangea, aa waU as to advertiae oor
I hoai o caa. Send for circalars of the greatest bor
liiu ra Pnrnitnre, Cooking Stove?, Baby Car
riage*, Sewing Machine?, ead anything that TOO
teed hi roar koine.
Thia Urge ?ixe Rat tua Rocker wortb 13.30t
oar price g2.33.
Send us $6.78 and w? will ?hip yo?
No. 7 Coohiog Stove and 15 pleca? of orara,
ll baa four 7 inch pot hole?, *& *2?i
x upi in. oven: ia sb inch?? hjfh, and at
.. cooti ? ??riv? aa you oaocJIr got *&V$io.
Scad for crrcaVara of Store?, Janitor*,
Srwinir M?ehW?. B?hv Crri^fH, ?te.
We carry a full stock of Furniture, Cooking Stoves, Mattings, Carpets, Shades,
Curtains, Crockery, Baby Carriages, &c. Please write for circulars and state what
yon want. Address the PADGETT FURNITURE CO.
1110 St 1112 Broad Street, Augusta,