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Borne ten years ago, when the Rev'.
John Lake-~God forever bless his no
ble soul!-now a missionary in China,
fi had thoroughly organized tho Young
Men's Christian Association ia Edgo
fi field, the boys wished to buy an organ,
and begged us to write and deliver a
leoture on old times in Edgefield in
their behalf. Remembering right far
back ourself, iud having been raised
byan anoient grandmother, .who was
i a walking ehroniole of early Edgefield
history, we,complied gladly. And wo
S are proud to say the boys got their or
ig gan. From this Old lecture wo copy,
? almost at random, certain passages. -
The town of Edgefield lies on sev
I eral hills in tho fork of Beaver Dam
Ireek and its tributary, "t'ie Acade
y Branph.," When you ^eave tho
immit of the publie square and go
orthward, you descecd- a lofty sud
luddy red hill, and cross the Aoade
y Branch, you aro in "Buncombe."
bu then go up another long, ?very
sag, red muddy hill, with homes,
)ms of them formerly yory handsome,
seither side bf the rad street. It
as called "Bunoombe" from the
krisJst days, because over ; th at side
! iowa comped the apple and tobaooo
sgoners from Bunoombe County, N.
. Oo tha extreme top of tho hill,
here , tho land stretches out flat,
;6nds the old ,4Mat Wims" home
:esd^ It ^was tho first house over
lilt |u Buncombe, and was, for those
irly Mays, a . very handsome one.
[re. Mst Mimo was a daughter of the
rave young Capt. Richard Tutt, who,
iv Revolutionary times, had 'taken
.lOody Bill Cunningham, a captive,
) Charleston. Subsequently he he
arne the first sheriff of Edgefield.
Lis.own homo was on a high hill on
ie /South, side of the little town.
Us descendants here have his sword.
The second house built in Bun
ombo was the h?tae of another mah
uncus in history-the Hon. Prestos
.rooksi This house, still a hand
?fife one j now owned and oooupied by
ir; J. Glover Tompkins, was built in
320 by Col. Whitfield Brooks, the
ither of Preston 8. '' Brooks. Col.
Whitfield Brooks had .been born and
tised inv the Saluda country, some
santy miles north of Edgefield. This
oms-with spacious grounds sud au
loomparable flower tt arden--was a
? lordly one; and hero FreBt.ua 3. liru?k?
!? B . lived with his parents uutil he was
n-B married. , ':' <} < .
x" B Prepisely opposite the Brooks home,
M from ?830 to 1840 or 1845, stood the
on S first and orig? nal Methodist Church of
b?B Edgefield; Tho Baptist Church, the
I first church in Edgefiold, had been
g dedicated in :.3r?20^;';:Tho-- Episcopal
* I Chureh was oou8eerated in 1835. Thi*
T8 first Methodist Cburoh stood in a
fl I ?rove of hugo oaks,'while immediately
id B iaok"pijfc stretched out a dense J ungle
, B- _--' ' _\_Lai _#_Ll-? - ti. ^M- ~
ehildiren gathered chinquapins d
B&ise-serviso. It W*? ?u thia priiue
val ohuroh, which Stood in Buncombe,
that tho famous and eccentric old Lo
renee Dow preached, and when he had
finished prcMnlug ho jumped, ont of
thebaok window, plunged into'^.tltO
chinquapin bushea and wau cover sean
lB^^ojo\a^ai: ' ; 4 ^$>w?^
And it w as in ibis church also that
the fa^ott?j?ld ^irottii rider, ''Brother
nelly had a si?cfcleg' and Only ono ?ye.
The lcgend?r?!rthat ho had -bur?od off
. od h? Rooked out of the windows an?
rode in large and: oleara t coaches ia
t m thoss dsys. Thole mulatto coachmen
r t sat hitf asleep On their, high dibkey
aoats. Brother BanneUy rattled his
t ? :? ^^^h^f^^j^^k^ng to tho mu
- the?, ?hl y.l.? .?,.,.". ft*.,
for Pm sore Go4 never made 'cw/',
^ The third house built in Bunoombe,
oV. ilt^?mb?t tho traditions anshi,
ter : owned ; .and'v ^aw^it?^a|Bat?a
% family. It is atilt a broad and beautl
>t ? t?t?m. ?6'was ?ii?tlifc ab?u* 182^
Bot O?Yornor Atsdrew Pievens, the father
?? cf our Govsrtior Franois W. Piokeaa.
iSf Governor Andrew Piokess, astTi^
, Sou th' CaroUna' people ino ff, was Ia
^1 ^Jl^?ofd^^ thi??T Hi^ oldest
MIQS aoB, ^^ in?n?c o&ji?p, oar ?oy
SS} crnor Pic****?*^* Confsdsrate wat
WfS ?HS, i^T^fttTRy . law/ W?lhT 0Bi. JfflMB|
HD MINCE PIE.
BOU, of ?he low-country, a grand
daughter of Landgrave Moreton, but
ehe ?as dead and gone. His children
were aleo grown up and gone, and he
wan living with a second wife, a Hiss
Nelson, of Virginia, by whom he had
no children. The handsome new
house - was said to bea lonely and
a gloomy ono.. It was even said that'
tho old man was unkind to the second
wife. This is unusual, for th? sec
ond wife generally has a white silk
parasol licediwith, pink silk, and with
deop white fringe. when the poor first'
wife, who bore th*, heat and burden of
the day, had soarc?iy a' blue cotton
umbrella. It is ec-to the ph arno of
man be it said. As regarda the old
man being unkind to his second wife,
our a acion t grandmother always said:
"And I believe it, for she was ever a
poor, nervous, sorrowful, .oared-look
ing creature;" . The old Governor died
first, and "the poor, scared-looking
creature returned to Virginia. GOT*
Ginor Andrew Piokens, however, was
not buried here; Hi o body was taken
to "the old Book "huron," a mile or
two from Clemson College, and laid
by the side of his father and mother.
Th? last Governor Piokens is buried
here. '.. V
In June, 1837, when we were four
years old, Dur anoient grandmother,
from whom we reoeived the traditions,
was taken to Glenn Springs on a bsd,
in a largo covered wagon, an apparent
ly hopeless victim of dyspepsia
"liver complaint," as it wa. ?hon
Called. Glenn Springs was just com
ing into fame. Tho caws that Hoked
tho sulphur! water in the pasture had
lately discovered it. Columbus, as a
discoverer and a benefactor of the
human race, was nothing compared to
those cows that discovered Glenn
Springs. Wo wore an arm-hole apron
and sat in the wagon with our ' grand
mother and her maid, "Matildy."
Oar uncle and slater went in front in
? large, round, pumpkin-shaped coach.
Behind the wagon, in another pump
kin-shaped coach, bright yellow, drove
old Mrs. R?sela Blalook and her
twelve or foarteenlyear-old sonV;;Pa
tilld. This boy, Pa til lo, b c c ara e tho
father'of tho Bev. Pinckney P. IMa-.
. look, the gifted blind preaoher, and
ot Mrs. Motte Parker. Mrs. R?sela
Blalook was. another very prominent,
strong-minded and eccentric EdgeBeld
widow. She was almost six* feet ia!!,
very thin, and her great plaok cy on
actually tarted-, in her head. She
?jhtal been very handsome. She; *as,
keen, bright and eatriioal to the last
: degree. We stopped all night Rfc tho
[ [beautiful home, somewhere & Kew?
- ;^erry County, of o rich and educated
i firmer named Glenn, who in the mprn
:;: i og/refused to accept ? cent ?f^jr
I for entertaining ton human being, and
) iiht< horsed. \ When, wo arrived at Glenn
;, Springs j a very 'plain and hoi yery?
large hotel was going up, but WBB not
] ready for use. There were flntjp seven
plain, rude, pine cottages,' uncalled,
Si iet?a with two rooms below and ftn un
divided loft afeoy?; We rented cue of
. >'tliev(;c$^ _iwp,-eecenirl^v^
: -widows-one in one room and one in
tho other. '. Pitillo slept- sa tho loft
and occupied his time in thrashing
dow? rank green chestnuts and chin
j <iu8pins. AU tho other cotUgea wcro
also occupied. We remaned at Glenn
Springe fcbreev mooiht; ftnd Vas. young
y t?S?? irere'we^
n^nagsris. The; iotal independense
. ind odd\?eoeatrinities ot the t^^p
Edge?eld widows were the wonder and
tho talk of t^? wfcb?e settlement Our
grandmother returned horco Bitting up
! summer of her Hf e un til the -war broke
out-and lived to be ninety-three
.f -years old,- ' '.; .' J^^^Blft
4a?lv' extremely amusing incident of
I -Itff&rsi sojouvn at Glenn Springs WAS
tnis: Near the springs there lived ?
poor woman named White. She was
a widow with ono d_ugh;erf a yellow,
? l?i^fc?t?^^^ named fttitlia
OumL Mrs. White made beautiful
? wma^^asketB of allsisesand bi?Qght<
? She it?*ia?waye aooompanied by
; ^W??f?. ? Mr??:;^i^::???iea::her
" distinctly^ and '. very sento?tious?/
Willie, that ia ne Ba??;<ftt ajl^ono
she had a tumor cot out of her side,
?nd died of tho operation. It was
said that an Indian doctor laid her
down and ont |V ont with a weeding
hoe. James T. Bacon.
tearfui Experience of two German
Tho progress of "balloon experiments
in the German army has just received
a Bevere setback by the fearful'exper
iences of two members of the Aero*
static corps, named Wolff and Bratfd,
who have returned to Berlin after
having been given up for dead- follow
ing a balloon ascension, during
which they completely disappeared.
The two mon were blown ali tbe wsy
from Berlin to tho Baltio sea, whero
they were driven by a gale olear aoross
that body of water, and finally landed,
half dead, tn a little villr^o ia Swe
den, traveling altogether moro than
five hundred miles. The story of
their flight is one of tho most thrill
ing in tho history of ballooning in
Tho two balloonists, caught in the
gale in the upper air, were blown at
terrific speed for three days, unable
to make a descent without being dash
ed to death. As the wind seemed to
slacken, the balloonists opened their
valve, preparing to descend. What
was their horror upon seeing as they
dropped from the clouds that the
open sea was beneath them. They
tried to shut the valve, but were only
When within a few hundred feet of
the wate?, ?he valve was closed by
Wolff, who climbed up the oordege
surrounding the geo bas to do it. But
the balloon still dr oj ped nearer the
sea. Finally, desperado, the balloon
ists climbed iule the ?>alloon*B rigging
and ouc the basket from under them.
With the basket*wen*'all their pro
visions and instruments. Clinging to
tho cordage about the balloon, the two
men hung between hope and fear for a
few moments as the bag seemed to
hover uncertainly. Then? slowly, it
began to rise onoe more.
Of ter clinging for hours to the cor
dage, thousands of feet in the air over
the sea, the two soldiers made out the
Itnd. As soon as it was safe, the ;
val v? was opened again, and the bal
loon was allowed to desoend slowly.
The two men landed in a snow bank
within. & feT miles cf a little Swedish
village. Th'.'v had to walk two miles,
almoBt exhausted, through .the snow,
and collapsed just as they reached the
first cabin. They were given food
and fresh clothing, and wore able to
borrow money to get them back to
Potatoes and Alcohol*
; T?i? c?ti?n Bsad oil men ox ino State
diaenssed. quite freely at their meeting
in Columbia Tuesday - tho discovery
by Mr. JV O. Spurlln, a chemist, of
Arkansas,that denatured alcohol
eou!d bo extracted from the potato by
tho nee of the present oil mill ma
chinery. This paper dwelt with, em
phasis,upon the subjeot when it waa
first brought ont and pointed out tho
great advantage it would be to tho oil
mill people, who would thereby bo
enabled to : operate their machinery
ino ysav round at a prone rainer than
?ave tho plants remain idle half of
tho time, as is now the ease. /'V'.v..
?C^TJSemon who discussed the practi
cability of tho plan in Columbia de
cided tba* M ? the soberna is worked
out ouooessfqlly it will bo of mutual
advantage. The oii mills shut down
in. the summer just at tho timo whee
the potato crop ia comingio, and tho
potato crop zs harvested before the oil
mills begin operation in tho fall. Not
only would ibo oil mills be kept profit
ably employed, bui the farmers I wo aid
have opened up to them an enlarged
market for a crop that has never boen
especially b?n?ficiai to them as a ota
ple product ior wui^h. there would
always ho more: or isss demand. ? ' r:-\
Another important advantage to the
mills would ba that the new industry
won ld enabl? them to koop their labor
instead of having to allow it to be
come demoralised and scattered when
the dottopr* seed crushing season is
Over. The Columbia conference was
tory much intarestod in the subjeot
and ail information it i? possible to
ing to Me the cotton oil manufacturers
tereafc in the new industry which will
Irorn^i industrial aloohol.-Greenv?l?e
^ vvAfcate; ^?reai:^i?ajr.
Witb iW>tin^rannJBg itt every
that convey the blood to every part of
the a>flij^ppi;Cold, ?ud?en chajji|e*
tod' ?xjpoflnro,. m^'?%^^^^
acta? to clog the circulation And jS?1.
1? wa**** tw^ wttie*'
j?<ro are doittg,
Popular Medical Delusions.
Traditions and superstition, it is
said, die hard, und even in this twen
tieth century, the age of Jucatioo
and prepress, it is surprising what !
erroneous and delusive ideas prevail j '
regarding medical matters. ! '
In some of the moro common ail- '1
meats of children a dootor hears at
times peouliar views expressed.
Many patients aro quite un?ci? the im
pression that it is for their children's
welfaro that they should contract
while young such diseases as measles,
whooping cough and chickenpox, or
glasspox, and they will eveu go so far
as to expose them to infeotion uo aa
to, as they express it, "get it over
and dono with."
As a matter of faot, ibero ia no
reason or neoessity why any ohild
should suffer from any one of these
diseases. Happy is tho family that
eBoapcB from them, for then there is
a ohance of the young' tera growing
up healthy mot. and woi?<m and usef -.l
members of society.
Most erroneous ideas prevail as to
the effeot of these complaints of
ohildhood. I have often heard it Baid,
"Oh, it's only measlesl" or ohiokeu
pox, as the oaso may be; quite ob
livious to after effects, Any one who
would take the trouble to read health
statistics would soon be convinced
that measles especially ?J not to be
trifled with. j?&d yet medica! men
as a rule, finqHBoklcss disregard for
isolation, anoVW- many caaos not even
i the precaution of calling in the fam
ily doctor, the result being, naturally,
that the disease -aproado at its own
street will and often works havoc.
In the treatment of this complaint,
again, delusions and erroneous ideas
exist among a large number of the
oommunity. Tradition, so it appears
to me, is more prevalent with regard
to - measles than almost any other
A remedy that has been handed
down from mother to v' nighter fori
don't know how many generations is
saffron. Now, what effect saffron has
upon this particular fever no dootor
knows. Certainly there is no peouliar
element in its composition that makes
it a necessity. When ono remembers
that saffron is merely a dye, princi
pally used commercially in that role
-and tba? ?c possesses no medical
value-one fails to understand why it
ia so universally used. The only
thing to be said in its favor is that,
while being useless, it is-harmless.
A favorito addition, to saffron is
brandy; , but as saffron is! harmless,
brandy, on tbs other.hand, especially
irith babies and young children, is
positively injurious, and should never
JO given exoept under medical ad
Children are always thirsty in their
feverish ailments. Yet how seldom
th? mother thinks of giving her ohild
srater to drink 1 It is nearly always
milk--another popular delusion. Milk
ia an exzellent food, but it does not
jucuoh thirst; in faot, it increases it.
.iivo the ohild oold boiled water and
it will beoC'TXie quiet and loss fretful.
? very popular idea is that spirits
keep tho oold out. ?s a mattor of
Pact they do just tue opposite. Alco
ii til increases tho aotiou of tho skin,
)pens thc pores aud makes the indi
vidual more Hablo to eontraot ohills
md colds, often with serious results.
A. glass of hot milk is far botter and
noch oheapor and purer.
It is a popular delusiou that doctors
ire compelled to attend to any and
ivory call mado upon them. Notting
)f tho kind; but medical men very
-uroly refuse, although in many cases
ho chanco of receiving a fee is ro
??te. Street accidents or people aud
lenly takon ill (eomotimes a malinger
er) will make a kind-hearted onlooker
run to the nearest doctor for aesiot
ince, quite oblivions as to who is re
sponsible for payment. As ?, matter
>f fact, the one who calla the dootor
Au Unexpected Question.
Apropos of the discussions now on
so to whether hell is a place of dre
?nd brimstone, a state of mind or
merely an idea, the following aneo
dote, for whioh strict originality is not
claimed, was told by s layman:
"A negro parson in Macon was ad
dressing his congregation on the birth
of mau. In ac eloquent sud exegeti
cal voioe ho said:
" 'And de Lawd, He made Adam
out uv wet mud and sot him up
against a fiahplaoo to dry-'
"A brother among the congregation
arose and interruped:
" 'You just said dis was the fu'st
thing de Lawd made. Now, who
mado dat fiahplaoo?"
"The parson hesitated a minute
and then eleared his voioe:
" 11 'Sit down, you^fool nigger,' he
said, sioh questions' as dem will up
set any cistern ol ?beo'asry-' "
Bena tho ^^^^^^^^^m Bongftl
- Too many spend somuoh time
getting ready that they run out of
time before they begin. ."..! '.
I ' .' . ' I . . ' ' ' . ' ' .
Xhe b?3t Threo-Tooth Cultivator and Side Harrow man*
ufaotured. ' ? .
San bs need as a Single or Double Stock as well as a
The Handlet are strongly attached to Frame and the
Blades are easily adjusted.
Keystone-AdjostaMe Weeder and Shallow Cultivator.
> The practical mind will be readily convinced of the ad
vantage of an Adjustable over a Straight F J ame Weeder,
m as much aa ito construction permita it to be need, not
f : only aa a weed exterminator, while tho crops are young,
WO??? bot as a Shallo w Cultivator between the. rows until the;: .
' :, \, : crop? m ature, which method of cultivation h?s interested
jil-,' the up-to^te-far???f to such an extent that die thousands ?/ y V
who have been aviating it are a unit in testifying to Ito .
necessity, claiming that tho growth and production of the
crops depend opon frequent and shallow cultivation, and
that no implement jet invented is as well adapted to the
c<mdition aa the keystone Adjustable Weeder ?nd Shallow
" Cultivator. ? 'Y-<-Y^': ' ' 't : ?
?t Him II 'I II i? II ? ? i 'n ii II ?. i . ? i ..' " ?' ?? ? i '? ;.- .,, . i i ,
Bliif? Midge HoeSo
^plrery^ BjUtdeffer^.rrom-hi^h?ot grade HoeSteel. Ead
Handle sfxal^ The bes
??lill Barta e Co
This Establishment lias been Bellies
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. During all that time competitorc
havo como and gone, out wc have remained right hero. We have always sold
?hoapor than any others, and during those long yearB we have not had one die
satisfied customer. Mistakes will sometimes occur, and if at any time ITO
found that a customer was dissatisfied wo di'? not rest until wo had made him
satisfied. This polioy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and last
ing, and wo can say with pride, but without boasting, that we havn the confi
dence of tho people of this section. Wo have a larger Stock of Goods thie
soason than wc have ever had, and wo pledge you our word that wo have never
Bold i^urnituro at as oloso a margin of profit as we are doing now. This ie
??revell by the fact that wc are selling Furniture not only fill over Anderson
Jounty but in every Towu in tho Piedmont section. Come and seo us. Youc
pareuts saved money by buying from us, nnd you rind your children can savo
money by buying hore leo. We carry EVERYTHING iu tho Furniture line,
?5. F. TOLLY & SON, Depot Street.
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers
We Want to Sell You Your Paint.
Come in to see us, and let us tell you all about it.
We have sold this Faint for many years, and all have been pleased who
used it. We have a fine selection of colors, and will gladly give you a card
showing them if you will call in and request same. Also, a full line of
Varnishes, Stains, Floor Paints,
Furniture Polish, Paint Brushes, Etc.
Next "to Bank of Anderson.
Now is a good time to buy a new Buggy and Harness
and we want you to look at our large stock of the latest and
best up-to-date styles, and it will be no trouble for you te
make a selection. Our work is all sold under guarantee. We
have extra bargains to offer? Give us a trial. Our prices are
low and terms to suit.
j TEDS J. S. FOWLER COMPANY,
j ?. 3.-We have a few last Fall's Jobs to go at Cost.
THE SOUTH'S GREATEST SYSTEM!
Un?scelle? Dicing Car Service.
Through Pullman Sleeping!,Garston aliEfainkT?
Convenient Schedules on all Local Trains.
V WINTER TOURIST RATES are now in effect to all Florida Pointe
For full information as to rates, routes, etc., . consult nea reit South&sa
Ballway Ticket Agent, or
R. W. HUNT, Division Passenger Agent /Charleston- Rtt
BROOKS MORGAN, Af et. Gen. Pas. Agent, Atlanta, Ga.
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ONE CAB OF HOG FEED.
Have just received one Car Load of HOG FERD
(Shorts) at very close prices. Come beforeltheyfare
all gone. Now is the time for thro wing
Around your premises to prevent a case of fever or
some other disease, that will cost you very much more
' than the price of a barrel of Lime (81.00.) > We have
.. " a fresh shipment in stock, and will be glad to sendjyou
some. If you contemplate building a barn or any
other building, tee us before buying your
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