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. THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C . WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1899.
L. 0. HAYNH,
W. O. WABDLATT,
VOL. LXIV". NO. 5i
T? TT* a r WU D
jTeep a plnod for lanphtor- "*
Joy will thrill the years;-. ".
Bat here, dear-not hereafter
Keep o>placa for tears. : ..; ?,->
For laughter len ves us lonely,
r And .TV he a. tho joy ls past,
./Tears', that aro ch nu tent MR only, ' '
v -iWosh white the soul at last. .
-F. L. Stanton. '
j rsT'OIT may go over and spend
y the'day wit?rrAtti?t Ly'd
. T . dy," said Mrs. Hayfield
Q to her daughter Mary,
t ' jnTH,']bji":baek''T)y. sundown, .sure,
rand, if you'ro hera "by five o'clock
V?tt'tt- vbe- likely to find' me.
Or yon can afcay. all night with Aunt
Lyddy, if yon want to. It's too bad
Cousin Mildred should have been
taken .down siok while your Tether, and
Tom are off with the cattle. But IUI
have to go to her for a day, anyway."
"Well,, gopd-by, mother,", saidfour
.teen-year-old Mary.. "I guess.I can
toko care of myself. I don't believe I
?hall go-to Aunt. Lyddy's, either,
that is, unless Iget scared some way."J
"It'srjkirfa of > lpnely;'Iigu?ss you'd]}
. better," said Mrs. Mayfield, as she
.started to walk to the cabin of her
married cousin, three miles away
through the woods.
.. In. that remote, corner of ^Michigan
. there were thon-' 'only 'five families
-within, ten miles' of the Matelda',
and tho neighbors sel dc ni saw each
: other except on Sundays, when they
. all met afc the -little rough-board
. church in the valley. Each household
led'an isolated'and self-sufficient life;
but when any wpman or girl was left,
ontiroiy alono?sjie'ielfc herself to be
almost as completely deserted as was
-Robinson Crusoe. -
Mary busied herself with some
household duties for a while after her
mother lei c. Then she went out and
fed the few clamorous hens,' and gave
her,pet hunb a basin of milk.. "I be
lieve I will go to Aunt Ly d dy'fl,"* she
said to herself, looking up at the de
serted house. "It is eo. lonesome!
The woods are so still, all around,
that it almost seems as if I could hear
the wild creatures moving in the brush.
What if a bear or a'' panther should
hear'myJamb bleating in the bani
shed and como after it? 1 wish. the
little thing would keep still. Doxie,
'Doxie, what makes you cry so? There,
pet, come out here for a little while,
and see if you won't feel better."
Mary went into the -shed and
- brought the lamb out in her. arms.
The little creature hushed its cries at
- her touch, but it began ; restlessly
sniffing the vaporous, odorous, early
morning air. Dew still decked the
grass; the shadow of the eastward
and the barnyard with'a twilight ef
fect. The sunbeams had reached the
house, however, and Mary moved in
stinctively toward the patch of brighfc
. ness, with^lh? tremblingiamb in her.
irma. - * - ." -'' \ l'*
"Why, Doxie, I never knew .you to
act so before!" she cried. "What
makes you so frightened, pet? Why,
^.As the lamb straggled in .her arms,
Mary looked apprehensively around;
was it for fear of something behind
her? One backward glance; then,
with a shriek, she fled "toward the
Orouching and crawling on top of
the barn-yard fence was a great, tawny
beast, with catlike head, gleaming
eyes, and a long tail that lashed ner
nously to and fro, as the animal ad
vanced. Mary had heard so many
stones and descriptions of the panther
that, although she had never seen one
before,, .shj^ knew, this beast in a mo
ment, i '< ?".
: Her heajl^ai/itt t^'ki?nt?i m she
sprang for:th?pgea kitchen door with
the lamb clashed "to her bosom. Be
' wildered with fright, she did not close
the door behind her, but sped upstairs
and into her own chamber, dropped
the lamb on tho bed, slammed the
door, and'threw "herself, panting and
trembling, against it.
_."Inamoment she realized how fool
ish she had been to neglect the door
beIow;?for she heard the big cat bound
into the kitchen and come sniffing up
the staircase, slowly and doubtfully.
It could climb a tree like a squirrel,
- but it may have thought the staircase
too suspiciously easy.
: "Oh! wHurshalUf do?" sobbed poor
Mary, wringing her-hands. "I can't
. keep him out qi here! He'll break down
this thin door in a minute, and eat
-- me up, and Doxie, too!"-.
Her eyes fell on the narrow window
of the chamber, high up m the gable,
looking out over the roof of the kitchen.
She snatched a choir, ran to the win
dow, climbed up, opened .the sash,
and was about to go out on the roof
when tne lamb bleated. Mary looked
) "JBopi little Doxie, you sha'n't be
eaten up!" she cried, bounding back
to ?the floor with every nerve tingling.
She caught'the lamb, sprang back to
the chair,'climbed up and put her little j
pet out on the roof, just as .the sound
of fierce, rending claws came from tho
door. Wita a prayer in her heart that
God would keep the panther back just
? ? minute longer, she grasped the case
ment c-lside, and began to draw her?
. self painfully through the window.
The space was very narrow-sonar
row that she had to turn sidewise in
order, to .squeeze into it at all. Fora)
little while it seemed as if she oould
not get through, but she let her breath
'*~ ??t,~smf??X.a?f small as she could, and
'tgr, ?w^K, rftantio ir effort ' that nearly tore
her dress offT /wriggled through and
drew down the sash behind her. As
. . yet she had not heard the panther en
ter the chamber, and she dared not
look back to see if he where there.
How strange it seemed to be sitting
ont there in the broad morning sun
shine, with the frightened lamb nest
ling in her lap, and the ohimney-swai
lows circling around her head, the
woods so peaceful, the little pasture
sparkling with the dew, all outdoors
so serene, so indifferent, and yet that
dreadful panther in the quietness of
the house seeking , ??r life I
Suddenly Mary's heart leaped mad
ly- and she clutched Doxie with a grip
that made the lamb bleat with pain.
r?;0 ? jJnSi saw the panther crouched by ti
well-sweep, looking up at' them. He
had stolen out to the ,barn-yard.
Tho weU-sweepl .. A nd the panther
beside it! What if-he should climb
it? The great sfei?k bf * timber* from
which the backet was haag reached
from the earth, where its box of stones
weighed ' down th? larger end, to a
point over the well, within six feet ol
the edge of the kitohcn roof. Sup
pose the panther should climb th a
sweep? Could lie reach a point from
which he could leap to the roof, before
his weight should cause the balanced
^timber to tip the other way?
Tha crouching cat moved even inore
swiftly than Mary expected, With a-,
light, lithe spnng he grasped the
Bweep just below the point where it
fitted into tho orotch of the upright
post. Then he began to climb quick
ly upward. . ......
The girl trembled and shivered and
stared, bewildered, at the - blazing,
hungry eyes, and creeping form. The
roof ?was her'lastrefuge. Should the
famished panther reach that, nothing
but help from outside could' save "her
The beaBt waa ascending more, slow
ly. I He seemed now to suspect tho
sweep, for he stopped frequently and
sniffed tho timber in front of him, be
fore resuming his' ?low and careful
oreeping. Ho passed the. upright
post, and still the heavily-weighted
lower end of the sweep remained upon
the ground. '
The panther began to orouoh low er,
and gripped' the timber more firmly
With his claws, fi? was getting ready
to spring. . ...
But he did not leap when he 'pre
parod to do so. It seemed to oocur
to him that he could.run lightly along
this seeming branch and spring from
very near tho end'of it. ?6 rose
higher and came on as a oat trots on
a fence. Mary, staring, shrieked and
shrieked. Then, suddenly, 'the buck
et-end of the sweep went down with a
rush. Tho weighted end' went up;
the surprised panther pitched head
first, clawed desperately, trying to
keep his hold, and did not wholly lose
it and his balance until ho. was di
rectly over the welL Then1 into the
well he pitched, headlong. *
; Down he went, with a scrambling
clatter. Then Mary heard a hollow
sounding splash, twenty feet below
the ground surface, as the beast Went
head - foremost into the water. ' For
several minutes there was a great tu
mult in the well-au unearthly scream
ing, a frantic dashing and churning of
water, and scratching at the rock
walls. But all was quiet, and the
trembling girl began to draw full
breaths again, long before an hour
The foronoon was far advanced,
however, when Mary ventured to pry
up her chamber window and slip back
into the house. Taking Doxie with
her, she stole down-stairs, and closed
and barred the heavy kitchen door.
Theu, feeling siok and faint, she lay
down on tho lounge, and presently
fell asleep, exhausted hythe nervous
Tlie ?next thing she heard-, was a
knock at the kitchen door, and her
"Mary! Are you there, ohild? Let
As soon -as sho heard her daughter's
Btory, Mrs. Mayfield wont and looked
into the well. Down in the gloom,
projected slightly above the surface
of tho water, wa6 something-she
could not tell what. She let down
the bucket,dbut'it struck a solid mass,
and could not be dipped. "I declare,
Mary," she exclaimed, "I believe
your panther is actually drowned in
Mary laughed nervously. *'He
either drowned," she said, "or went
through to China, for he certainly
didn't come up again."-L. W. Law
Ol?-Tlmo Kentucky Fonds.
. "The'?entucky feuds of recent days,
whjcji juvve been so .extensively adver
tised iii the newspapers, are mild af
fair^^ompare* to-the-fends of thc
antebellum, times,", said Mr. B. J.
McCfauum, of Louisville, at the Nor
"Though a.-lad at the time. I well
remember the long protracted and
"bloody feud,'" that raged in Green
County between the .Wallaces and
Lisles, Hardly a day passed that
either ' a ' Wallace or Lisle was not
killed, for" there was numerous progeny
on each side, and the sons of the orig
inal foes kept up the quarrel of their
fathers. Both families were of Scotoh
blood and fought with the desperation
of their Highland progenitors. Whenr
ever a Lisle met a Wallace, whether
at; a picnic, a .horse, race or at eleo
.tions,.. pistols were simultaneously
drawn and the shooting began.
"As a rule these killings were never
followed by any legal punishment, but
I recall that on one occasion a Wallace
was sent to the penitentiary for sending
a bullet from his rifle straight through
the skull of a Lisle after Lisle had
emptied his pistol at the other. Public
sentiment was strongly on the side of
the survivor, and so Wallace was par
doned out on a petition of leading citi
zens, af ter he b? d served but s ix m on t hs.
The Civil War came on and put an end
to the vendetta, the Wallaces allying
themselves with the South and their
enemies entering the Union army. In
all no less than fifty mon were killed
as a result of this internecine strife."
The Country Merchant.
The principal reason why country
merchants fail to advertise profitably
is that in their advertisements they
do not talk specifically about the
article they want to sell nor do they
give prices. They must learn the
Wanamaker system. If the reader ie
aT?irinterested'in au-article he wants
'to'knowdts good points. If these are
favorable lie wants to know the price.
If this is satisfactory ha becomes a
buyer, and the advertisement has
served both seller and buyer. If no
misrepresentation has been made the.
sale of this article may have created a
steady customer, the profit on whose
trade mar become large enough to
pay for the advertising necessary to
secure one hundred more customers
like him.-Making a Country News?
German Poital Card Monia.
An amusing illustration of th? ' il?
lustrated-poBtal-cord mania in Ger*
many was afforded the other day at
Cassel, where for a Berida of competi
tive concerts by choral associations
from varions ? German cities, & ;00
were taken in, while the sale of plot*
nre'cardB amounted to 8325Q,_
One of the most delightful and sug
by the College of Agriculture, Cornt
Bohools, is one entitled "The Hirds one
trated by a number of suggestions for
all the boys and girls who "are always
"make something useful." Some of tl
shown in the picture. Any ing?nions I;
The floor op ace in'each compartment sh
6x6 inches or 6x8 inches may be better,
of these numbers, ono can easily raak*
for there are some birds, as martins, tr
live in families or colonies. The size o:
be just large enough to admit the b
bad, but it exposes the inhabitants ti
Birds which build in houses, aside fr
wrens, tree swallows, martins, and somi
and chickadee the opening should bo .
the others it should be two inches.
Tlie Mtii'sjill's Iel]."
By R. H. EDMONDS..
Ten years ago the South fought its
first skirmish in the endless hattie
that ever rages for tho world's com
mercial supremacy. Its pig-iron en
tered the markets so long dominated
by Pennsylvania furnaces,' and, to the
dismay of- thoss-who had^ affected to
despise itsjrivalry, won a substantial
victory... Alabama iron became a fac
tor in every iron-consuming centre,
and from this position.it could not be
dislodged. About the' same time
Southern cotton mills were forcing
their product into successful competi
tion with the output of New England
mills. But as Pennsylvania iron and
steel people took refuge in the claim
I that the South would never advance
beyond the iron-making stage, that it
could never become a factor in the
higher forms of finished goods and in
steel-making, BO the New England
mills lulled themselves into a sense of
security on the claim that though
Southern mills might make coarse
goods, they could never acquire tho
skill and the capital needed for tho
finer goods. In the light of what has
been accomplished within ten years,
it seems very strange that such argu
ments as these should have done duty
in so many newspapers and in so
Judge Kelley-"Pig-Iron Kelley,"
as ne was familiarly known-had been
wiser than his people. Nearly twenty
WAGES PAID TO FACTORY HANDS.
?. 1880 1899
years ago he proclaimed the coming
power of the South in all industrial
pursuits, and heralded it not as a dis
aster to Pennsylvania and to New
England, but as an added strength to
the industrial power of the country.
"The development of the South,"said
he, "means the enrichment of the na
tion." In this light the progress of
the South should be watched, for
while its industrial upbuilding may
mean the changing of some forms of
industry in other sections, there is
versatility enough in our people and
in our country to find a new avenue
for the employment of brains and
energy and capital for overy one that
may be dosed by changing business
conditions. New England may yield
?he sceptre of cotton-manufacturing
to the South, to the vast enrichment
of the South, but New England will
Cud new openings for its tireless
energy and its accumulated capital.
1880. 1898-99. ?
The South will become enormously
wealthy through the change, but New
England will not be made the poorer.
The First Sklrmlnlios.
Just about the timo when tho South
was winning these first skirmishes,
and when its people were dazzled by
the new opportunities of employment
and wealth creation which were open?
i ag before tb dm after the darkness of
thirty years of war and reconstruction
trials, there cams the world-wide
- . V
gestive of the teachers1 leaflets issued
jil University, for nse in the ptiiblio
i I," by L. H. Bailey. This is ?lus
bird houses, whioh may be copied by
wanting to use hammer and nailsjand
he many forms which can be use^ are
oy oan suggest a dozen other patterns,
oald not be less than 5x6 inohes^jand
By catting the boards in multiples
j a hoaso with several compartments;
ee swallows and pigeons, that like to
I the doorway is important. It should
ird. A larger opening not only looks
3 dangers of cats and other enemies,
om doves and pigeons, are bluebirds,
Btimes the chickadee. For the wron
an inoh and a half augur hole, and for
financiar panic following the Baring
failure. The South, suddenly brought
down from its dizzy speculative
height, had to face new conditions.
The business world recognized that
the supreme toBt of the South's in
herent advantages and possibilities |
had come. It faced the situation-its
iron-masters steadily reduoed the cost I
of iron-making, until furnaces* which |
had been turning out $8 and ?3 iron
t#* jv J
were able to produce $6 iron; its cot
ton-mill owners wisely abandoned old
machinery, and, equipping their mills
with every modern improvement, drove
them to their utmost capacity night j
and day, in order to doable the output
on thoir invested capital and propor
tionally reduce the cost of goods; its
cotton-planters, who had kept their
corn-cribs and smoke-houses in the,
West, buying in the aggregate about
8100,000,000 worth a year of Western
corn and bacon, commenoed to raise
their .own food supplies, and in this
way, returning to the old ante-bellum
system, reduced the cost of raising
cotton. While these changes, all
revolutionary in their character, were
in progress, the small bankrupt rail
road lines were brought into compact
systems, new and heavier rails laid,
rolling-stock increased and necessary
Iron and Coal.
Thus the South passed through the
long period of depression, standing
the great test, which oame so unex
pectedly, in a way that strengthened
the world's confidence. . It not only
SPINDLES IN COTTON-KILLS.
held its own during this period, but
its iron-makers entered foreign mar
kets, and demonstrated that the South
could dictate the price of iron for the
world. Alabama iron set the prioe in
England and on the Continent, as well
as in Japan, and even from Jerusalem
came an order for it. This marked a
revolution in the world's iron- and
steel interests. Henceforth the world
was the market for Southern iron.
When this point had been reached,
the next step was to build steel-works
commensurate with what has been ac
complished in iron-making; and to-day j
two gigantic plants-one to make steel
billots, and the other to make finished
steel produots-are nearing com
pletion at Birmingham. They have
cost about 32,500,000. They have
CAPITAL INVESTED IN MANOTAOTUBIHG.
1880. 1890. .
already booked heavy orders for steel
billets for Bhipment to Pittsburg. A
number of fur nae GB built during-the
boom of 1889-90, andwhiohhave been
idle ever since, have lately been
bought by strong companies, and are
now being put into blast, Wita every
urnaoe crowded to ita utmost capac*
ty, which, will soon be the case, the
mtpnt of Southern iron in 1900 prom
ana tobe nearly fifty per pent, larger
bdd eta* before? The demand ic;
io?l ?ide?de the production, though'
hat ia now at the fata pi 4:0,000f000
ons a year. There is almost feverish
wtivity in enlarging the output ot
rid mines, in opening new ones, and
JAPITAIi IK COTTON-SEED-Om MANUFAC
$8,500,003. * 640,000,000.
n building coke-ovens; for a ready
Jemand meets ev?ry ton produced,
?vith a profit that makes glad tho
Tho Phosphate Industry.
Turning from iron and coal, with
the almost fabulous profits which
;hey are yielding, to other industries,
phosphate-mining looms into promi
nence. Up to ten years ago South
Carolina was the only American source
jf phosphate rock, and our fertilizer
factories, as well as those of Europe,
had to depend npon the few hundred
thousand tons which that State an
nually produced. Then it was' die?
:overed that Florida had vast phos
phate beds, and soon that State sur
passed South Carolina in this indus
try. Two or three years later similar
discoveries were made in Tennessee,
?nd the mining activity which has fol
lowed reminds one of the tales of de
velopment in new gold regions. Ten
years ago the South's output of phos
phate rook was not more than 750,000
tons; this year it will be 2,000,000
tons. "What this means in the diver
sification and improvement of agricul
tural conditions is too broad a subject
for treatment here.
Possessing one-half of the standing
timber of the United States, the South
is building up immense lumber and
wood-working interests- a*?'1 ?'?r'v?-1?
ont the entire lumber r> . . ,
is as prosperous as i?
Cotton ls Still Ki
Though the value of th
raised in ' that eection es
farm the value of the coi
to n- is "still-' tho dominan t
business life of the Sout"
country has suoh a mon . .
agricultural staple of sucl
influence as the South has
Cotton and cotton-seed bring to South
ern farmers an average of $300,000,
000 a year. The comparatively new
industry of cotton-seed oil making
now employs over $40,000,000 of
capital, and yields an annual product
of upwards of 350,000,000. From
Galveston alone the foreign exports
of cotton oil and cotton-seed meal are
averaging nearly 1000 tons a day. Of
thia industry the South has almost as
much of a monopoly as it has of cot
ton-growing, but in the manufacture
5,750, OOO; 11,174,840.
of cotton goods this section, though
making marvelous progress, is still
only getting well started. There are
about 100,000,000 cotton-spindles in
the world. The South furnishes the
cotton for about three-fourths of these,
or 75,000,000 spindles; but has only
5,000,000 spindles. To consume in
its own mills its crop of 10,000,000 to
11,000,000 bales would require the
investment of over $1,500,000 in new
mills, and long before that point could
be reached, even at the present rapid
growth, the world will annually re
guire of this section from 25,00b,000
to 80,000,000 bales. In 1880 th s
South started on its cotton-mill de
velopment with a basis of 667,000
spindles, representing a capital of
821,000,000. By 1890 it had $61,
000,000 capital in this industry and
1,700,000 spindles. To-day it has
5,000,000 spindles and about $125,
000,000 of capital invested in cotton
mills, while mills under construction
represent about $25,000,000 more.
The most significant sign of the times
in this industry is that New England
mill-owners, recognizing that the
South is hound to win, are transfer
ring large capital to Southern mills. A
number of the leading mill companies
of tho former section have, during thc
last few years, built branch mills,
costing from $500,000 to $1,000,000
eaoh, in the South; and now one of
VALUE OF MANUFACTURED FRODUCTS,
New England's greatest corporations
is spending $2,500,000 in building
in Alabama what will be ' the largest
cotton-mill ever constructed as a sin
gle enterprise. The recent advance
in the prioe of cotton is bringing pros
perity to the farmers, and if it holds
for the balance of the season, will
mean $75,000,000 more to them than
they reoeived for last year's crop.
Li diversified interests the same
story of progress and prosperity runs,
The Newport News Ship Yard, with
PIO-IRON PAODU?ED-TOS 8.
over $10,000,000 of work under con?
traot, including two steamers of about
12,000 tons each for the Pacific trade,
the largest rer built in America, ia
said to bo employing more hands than
even the Oramps; the Bichmond Lo?
CAPITAL INVESTED IN COTTON MILLS.
com?tite Works are competing with
the Baldtriflff in .exporting locomo
tives; the Maryland Steel Company
has been furnishing steel rails for <
Bussia's Siberian Kaibroad, for Aus- *
tTalia and other distant regions; Ala-,
bama coke has gone to Japan, and tho ,
export of both coke and iron is only J
limited by the fact that the home de
mand now exceeds the supply.
The ?oath's Story in Statistics.
Statistics are often uninteresting, .
but the story of the South'B progress |
cannot be told more clearly than in
the comparative illustrations scattered
through this article, in which regable
estimates are given where exact fig
ures are not obtainable.
Surveying tho whole Southern situ
ation, what has been done and what ia .
under way, it can be truly atf^hat
"all's well."-Harper's Wwwtfc. 1
What One Hears In the Telephone.'
"lt is very hard to realize that the
voice one hears over the telephone is
not tho voice of tho person who is
talking," said in electrician, chatting
about the oddities of the business, to
a reporter of the New (/rley.0B Times
Democrat. "It seem? exactly like
the real tones, drown out thin and
sin?ll and carrier, from along distance
by some mechnni-'al means, but it is
not. When ona speaks into the in
strument, a little diaphragm, like o
drum-head, begins to vibrate, and
each vibration sends a wave of elec
tricity over the wire. These waveB
set up a mimic vibration in another
diaphragm at the opposite end, which
jars the air and produces an imitation
of the original voice. That's not a
very scientific explanation, but it's
accurate. The autograph-telegraph,
which makes a fac-simile of hand
writing, is a fair parallel. * You write
your message with a pen, attached to
a special electric apparatus, and a lit
tle ink siphon at the other end of the
line exactly imitates every dot and
curve. The resalt seems like the real
thing, but is merely a first-class coun
terfeit. It's the same woy exactly
vice being in lbi?/,
tached to Admiral Dewey's flagship,
the Olympia. In September of that
year Ah Yu was sent to the hospital
at Yokohama, suffering from lung
trouble. Since then he has been op
erated on several times, but os his
health did not improve he was dis
charged from the service. Shiug Wu
and Wong Soon Doon, of Shanghai,
oerlify tc the identity of / h Yu, and
the examining surgeon says the sailor
Chinese is totally disabled for the per
formance of any labor. Ah Yu served
on the Olympia, Baltimore, Charles
ton, Monocacy, Omaha and the Falos.
Tho pension granted is for 330 o
month, with back pension amounting
Cassava, the New Crop.
The Spanish war seems to have
given promise of benefit in a direction
entirely unexpected in stimulating the
study of tropical products. A plant
has been "discovered" that promises
to become to the Gulf states what
wheat is to the North. For years this
plant, which resemUes a gigantic
beet, has been a staple product of
Brazil and other South American
countries, and has recently been
grown in Jamaica with remarkable re
sults. In Eastern tropical countries
it is known as "manioc," in Brazil it
is oalled "mandioca," in Colombia it
is known as "yucca," and in the West
Indies the name "cassava" or "oas
sada" prevails. The gigantic roots
produce ? flour that rivals the best of
wheat. They give a juice that makes
an excellent table preserve. They
yield an abundance of starch of a su
perior quality. They also make a re
markable showing in fattening cattle.
If one-half of what is claimed by the
United States Department of Agricul
ture and the Jamaica Agriculture So
ciety be realized, the problem of what
to do with tho vast areas of almost
arid lands of the Gulf states is to be
solved by "cassava."
Had It in Various Assortments.
It was in one of the big department
"What do you wish to-day,
madam?" asked the courteous floor
"Sixteenth floor. Take the ele
vator. We have nothing there in
iarge and varied assortments. Jame3,
ring the bell for the lady. "-Harper's
Remains of an Old-Timer.
The skeleton of a prehistoric; sea
monster resembling a shark was un
earthed recently at the quarry of J.
H. Davis, who lives ten miles south of
Bonham, Texas. Its jaws were about -
four feet in length, and, though buried
several feet in solid limestone, were in
a good state of preservation? the
enamel being-plainly rieiblc on tba
AJUC3 il. tr A jua ti i?. - - _
Walker & Walker,
327 REYNOLDS ST., AUGUSTA, GA.
STRICT PERSONAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO ALL BUSINESS.
rHE BEST FACILITIES FOR HANDLING AND SELLING
EITHER SQUARE, RECTANGULAR OR ROUND BALES.
MODERN STANDARD FIREPROOF WAREHOUSE.
LIBERAL ADVANCES ON ALL CONSIGNMENTS.
If You Want
ORDER IT FROM KENTUCKY.
Send Us $3.00 and We Will Ship ion Four (?) Full
Quarts of The Celebrated Old
Bourbon or Rye.
Expressage Paid (To any point in TJ. S. East of Denver). Secure
ly packed without marks indicating contents.
AUG. COLDEWEY & CO.,
No. 231 W. Main Street, Louisville, Ky.
EST. 1848. REFERENCE, ANY LOCAL BANK.
should Dt) pu..-" ._. A ^
will arrange to secure paints for any of his subscribers, who wouid like
to order through the ADVERTISER. This paint .Jias a^thick heavy
body so that buyers can add Linseed oil and make the paint go
further, and save money, as the oil will cost about fifty cents a gallon.
Write to tho company telling them what colors you want and how
much, and prico will be given. The paint contains the best material
and a guarantee goes with every can, barrol and package of paint. '"-^
The Commercial t?otel,
607 TO 619 BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA, GA,
L. P. PETTg JOH/N, Proprietor.
First eiass in Every Respect.
Larger sample rooms, more front rooms, and more first
floor rooms than any hotel in the city. TrainB pass
Broad street two doors from Hotel entrance.
European Plan, Rooms 50 and 75 Cents Per Day.
W. J. BUTEBF0BD. R. B. MORRIS.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.,
And Sealers Ia
Lime, Cement Plaster, Hair, Eire.
Brick, Fire Clay, Ready Roof
ing And Other Material.
Us For Prices.^**
CORNER REYNOLDS and WASHINGTON STREETS, AUGUSTA, OA,
GEO. P. COBB,
JOHNSTON, S. C.
Furniture and Household Goods,
Wagons, Buggies, Harness, Saddles. Eic,
-Have Just Purchased a New and
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