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Jas. T. Bacon. Thos.J. Adams.
EDITORS. E. KEESE, Corresponding Editor. Edgefield, S. C., October ?7, 1881. PROMPT, DECISIVE AM) DIGNI FIED A?T10X OF THE STOCK LAH PARTY, At the stock-law mass meeting on last 8alesday, a delegate from each township was appointed to take charge of the petitions, and to go to Columbia during the coming session of the Legislature to watch and puah, the interests of the stock-law party. These delegates-or a majority of j then*-assembled in our Court HouEe on the past Monday at noon, agreea ble to the call iacued last week by Col. R. r?. Hughes, chairman of the aforesaid mass meeting. Col. Hughes was in the chair and Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins again acted as secretary. Col. Hughes briefly stated that the conference was called for the purpose of taking some action in re gard to the proceedings of the anti stock law mass meeting of the preceding Monday. Captain B. R. Tillman moved that the chair ap point a committee of five, to prepare business for the meeting. The chair appointed the following: W. E. Prescott, C. C. Fuller, B. R. Tillman, W. A. Watson and W. L. Coleman Jr. TL*? committee retired, and soon returned ?iia the following pream ble and resolutions, which, upon mo tion of Capt. M. A. Markert, were unanimously adopted as a whole, and requested to be published in the county newspapers, after which the meeting forthwith adjourned : Whereas, The Democratic party of j Edgefield County was organized in 187G by a convention of delegates elected from each township club, and a constitution was then adopted un der which constitution three most Bignal and successful campaigns have been conducted. And whereas this constitution creates an Executive Committee, with full power to define and declare the policy of Edgefield Democracy on measures of party ad ministration. And whereas the Democratic Executive Committee have twice convened and considered th6 propriety of holding a primary election on the question of fence or no fence (the stock law) and by a majority vote declined to order an election in the premises, therefore, Resolved, 1st. That it is tfie sente of this meeting that all true Demo crats throughout the length and breadth of the county should sustain the action of the Executive Commit tee, the recognized and constitutional organ of the party. . . Resolved, lid. That we have read with proisgii^nm^^yoroceedings appointing a day for holding au elec tion, within the Democratic party on the etock law question; and regard their action as wholly without au thority and an unprovoked breach of faith with the Democratic party. Resolved, Od. That we "thank the said anti-stock law mass meeting for their courteous offer to allow the stock law party a representation in the managers of their proposed elec tion, but holding the views we have expressed in the above preamble and resolutions, and feeling that we are without authority frcm our constitu-. ents to appoint said managers, we must decline to do so. Resolved, 4th. That those in favor of the stock law having expressed their opinion on the question at their stock law mass meeting, and adopted the plan of respectful petition, that valuable and inalienable right which all citizens of free government pos sess, wc deem it inadvisable and en entirely inconsistent for the stock law party to vote at said proposed election, or in any way participate in the same. Resolved, 5th. That we have every confidence in the patriotism and wis dom of our Representatives in the Legislature, and in their ability to appreciate the full value of the peti tions above referred to, in aiding them to arrive at an opinion as to the sentiment of the Democrats of the county upon the stock law question. For the Advertiser. The Seed Colton Traffic---"Farm er's" Reply to "Merchant." MESSRS. EDITORS.-I imagine when my community scans "Merchant's re ply to Farmer" on the seed cotton traffic, it will furnish thom a most amusing bit of reading. He 8a>'8 "the cap fits. He is the very class of farmers that I was striking at. The farmer that is too lazy to work, the farmer that keeps the cotton thief, the corn thief, the hog thief, the chicken thief, and all other kind of thieves and supports them, and then does not want to share the losses." "Merchant" goes on to commend the hard-woi king man and says: "I will not call them poor men because they are far richer than big Mr. negro farmer. They pay their debts better( merchants trust them," &c. Moura. Editora, perhaps a little information ca this subject with re gard to myself for "Merchant's" spe cial benefit, will not outrage delicacy. In my farming I try to systemize my labor. I nave required my croppers this fall to pick cotton with my wages hands. We all pick cotton together, pick one day in one hand's field, the next in another, and so on. I have the cotton hauled up at 12 o'clock, and at night weighed and put under lock and key, thereby giving the ne gro no chance to steal. I have ne gro renters. A part of my contract with them is this: Whenever I know of you selling a pound of seed cotton, it matters not if you have paid me your rent, paid your merchant's lien for supplies, do not owe any man a cent; the day you do it, you leave my plantation. I will not allow you to be swindled out of your cotton, neither will I suffer you to demoral ize my labor. In ieference to per forming manual labor, I will say to "Merchant" that if he will do i much plowing, hoeing and other far labor aa I do, he will have too muc self-respect to buy seed cotton fro negroes. My hands tell my neig] bora that I perform more labor tha any hand on the place. As to "pa] ing debts, merchant's trusts, drainin provision stores, having a basis," &c I will say o "Merchant" that I pai cach for my guano in the spring, thf I have paid my merchant's accour. this fall, that I have money deposite in my merchant's safe, that I hav twelve bales of cotton at my gi house, corn enough to do me twelv months, and between two and thre hundred bushels of oats to sell. Thi hard year every hand and near! every renter on my place will pa out, and have something left. Fo every dollar "Merchant" can find du against me, I will pay him ten, ex cept, perhaps, Messrs. Editors, i ma be due you $2 for subscription to on of the best papers in the world. An< now1 ask if "Merchant can show ; cotton bagger that can produce a bet ter record? How much ^of "Mer chant's" cap f?tB "Farmer" ? "Mer chant" has made just as egregiou? ? mistake as I did when pointing ii my former article to certain gentle men as being the authors of the fi ra article signed "M .hant." In jus tice to them I would state here tha j in my interview they gave me tin best of reasons for not complying witl my request, viz., being surroundec by white population that desired then to buy seed cotton, and not beinj willing to discriminate on account o color, &c. They are opposed to seec cotton traffic. I will give some quo tation8 from a recent correspondence I have had with them. "We, lik< yourself, are farmers aa well as mer chants, and consider the seed cottoi: traffic a great evil. We are willing as we always have been, to refuse tc take seed cotton from laborers or ten ants when so requested, and are will ing to refuse to take it from those ol your whole section at the request oi your people." This speaks enough for those gentlemen. I feel charita ble towards "Merchant." I have many facts that I could shoot at his head, though to hit iL would possibly be to rival the remarkable markman ship of William Tell, of blessed mem ory, who shot an apple from the head of his child. I?know that it is not given to every/'Merchant" to wear a 73 hat. I think "Merchant" need.* a lit?le advice. I would respectfully suggest to him that when ?he comes out with the norn dc phi?)ie of "Mer chant" to recollect that many of the great soldiers and statesmen of oui nation have come from the ranks of merchants, and could point to the fact with pride in after years that they had been merchants. Recollect how ca^n^country ^^^^tt^L^^^'^ were he to tell thoni?- was "Mer chant." I would advise if he advo cates the principles of a "cotton bag ger" to wear his own cognomen. For aught I know, "Merchant" may be an ambitious young man, expecting some day to be a Stewart or Claflin If this be true, what will be his feel ings when he reaches the goal of his ambition and recollects where lie gr.t his money? "I will answer "Merchant's" ques tions in the order given: 1st. No; 2d. That depends on circumstances. Law may legali/.e theft; ! J. Oh! Con science, thy sting is great to the man that has any ! By the way, "Mer chant" did not tell us whether he would like to hup the "widow" or not. In lidding "Merchant" adieu, I will let him oil" il he will promise not to do so any more. Messrs. Edi tors, our community, both merchants and farmers, held a rather ludicrous meeting upon tiie subject of s?ed cot ton tra flic on la-d; Wednesday. The following preamble and resolutions were offered for adoption: Whereas, cotton is ihe chief pro duct of our country, and whereas the sale in the seed thereof has become detrimental to our community by producing dishonesty, by demorali/. ing labor, and by disorganize society, S?solved, 1st. That we the under signed merchants and citizens ol' -r, and vicinity, in meeting as sembled, do her? by niter our most solemn protest against the continu ance of its sale hom the date hereof. 2d. That henceforth we will for our mutual benefit and protection neither aid, abet or countenance any party or parties who shall continue to engage in seed cotton traffic. Sd. That we will withdraw our patronage Irom all and any parties who shall pers.st in the buying there of, and that we will regard the same aB a nuisance, a curse, anil an enemy to our common country. 4th. That we do hereby invite all good men in our county to unite with us in every legal and honorable way, to blot out this baneful outrage. Oth. That we do most respectfully ask our county pap?is, the ADVER TISER, Monitor and C/ironicfc to pub lish this our protest. The majority voted for the resolu tions straightout. Three gentlemen expressed themselves sa favoring the resolutions except the clause with drawing patronage-that they also thought "widows and orphans" could be accommodated in getting sugai and coffee with seed cotton, &c. One gentleman said he wanted the meet ing to go slow, take time and delib erate, that he did not want, us to swear lies and make assesof ourselves. I did not learn from those who did not express themselves whether they objected to "swearing lies," "making asses of themselves," wanted to help the "widow and orphan," or had cause for a reason. They all wanted seed cotton trdr.?. stopped, but, but, a -but. The meeting adjourned to meet next Saturday again. FA RM Kit. Edgefield Co., S. C., Oct. 20, 1881. Are yon going to the Ci renn ? For ihe Advertiser. The Anti-Stock Law Mass Meeting and Its Queer Election. EDITORS ADVEETISE?.-The pro ceeding of the late Anti-Stock Law Mass Meeting at Edgefield C. H., es pecially ihe queer election that the meeting ordered, is certainly ?trange conduct for white men, who are good Democrats, to engage in. If any election in regard to fencing stock or crops is to be binding and become a part of the law of the land, then only the County Commissioners could order it and appoint managers. So, too, auy election on the Stock Law or on any other subject involv ing the welfare of the Democratic party in Edgefield, to be binding on Democrats, could he properly ordered only by the Executive Committee of the party in the County. Article V of the Constitution of the Democratic party of Edgefield expressly provides; "The County Executive Committee shall direct and conduct the political campaigns of the Democratic party of Edgefield." As the County Executive Commit tee refused,'after full and free discus sion to order an election within the party on the Stock Law, but instead ordered the sense of the party to be taken by petition, how can any good Democrat either order or vote at a party election, on the Stock- Law, un less he is prepared to set up as an In dependent, and spit upon the organ ized action of the constitu? ional au thorities of the party ? Again, either in the administration of the civil law of the land, or in de ciding a party question within a po litical party, who ever heard before in the history of the world of an elec tion being ordered and?condncted by and under the auspices of those who maintain the negative of a proposition ? The thing is 30 absurd and unprece dented that iTsounds like a joke. That the majority^miist govern is the rule of true Democracy every where, and as the majority of the County Executive Committee of the Democratic party have decided to hold no election within the party on the Fence Question, every good .Dem ocrat wdl strictly obey thc only organ ized mouth piece of his party and viii therefore avoid, attending ur counte nancing iii any wise an election order ed by (he minority ioho also represent thc negative. Let us stick to the landmarks, or we shall soon get shipwrecked. The fact that so many negroes attended the late negative mass meeting which ordered this negative election, is om inous. Moreover, this negative election was ordered by an unorgan ized mass meeting cf so called Demo crats-not by even a minority of the organized Executive Co?fljP?cco' the Democratic party in J0Jvo\vo\y. It is confidently assented that il a fair election weic 'u?lu*w?tfk Democratic Club for a member oiWIBkin'.ty Ex ecutive Committee, no^H^^urth ol the Clubs could elect a member op posed to fencing stock, if the question were raised. The petitions which have been honestly circulated and signed, prove this. Then why have any elect ion 'aral!. ?'. Or ?raf her, why repeat ihe election,'as a general sign ing ol'the petitions is virtually an election to get.at the will of Ihe ma jority ;! The Constitution ot the State and ol'the United j?lales both reeog nize the right of the people to/'peti tion" fera redress of grievances, hut they nowhere say there shall be. an . Ia-tum on the subject. Signing a petition is noronly|jast as effectuai, but it ia perhaps even a more honest way to get at ?well set tled public opinion,'jOn a given mat ter, than holding an election. Re sides, signing the petition is. ?1 peace ful method, whereas holding 1 11 elec tion might result"/ in turbulence and in opportunities 1>>r orgenrizinq and developing an incipient split in the Democratic party, If ?he present members of the Leg islature are still in doubt as to which side of the Feuce question the majority of white voters are on, then nothing can eidighten them, and the voters must elect men next time who ar< not afraid of the responsibility oj en act hm tl" willoi th emu jorily in to tun: Entire unanimity among thirty-five hundred white voters about anything is impossible m>u\ Ii was possible in ISTfi, to pul down mum rule, hut we seem to have forgotten the horrors of that in the five years of freedom we have enjoyed. However the masses may have better memories than the sore-headed politicians give them credit for1 The will of the majority is not only Democracy, hut it. is the voice of God, and all good iMmocrata will both frown down the < floris of delealed oilice-seekew lo organize a A?//, or the double dealing of timid office seekers who straddle lite lenee. The friends ol the Slock Law arc quiet hut determined, and mean bus iness. Its enemies on the other hand are for the most pari fussy and threat, oning. Thc politicians have got to take their choice, as there will he no more paltering alter this, STRAI?;I?TOI T DI:M"<I: VT. l?'or the A tiver! ?ser. Democrats, Dewar*! Anti-stock-law men, pause ! recon sider your action in resorting lo n ruup'd'ctal, t lie common resort equally of communists and tyrants. Success of a mufi tl'cfot results in nearly eveiy instance either in anaichy o1 tyranny. Society is disintegrated, or the reins of power are seized, held and wielded w?th the ruthless power of force. Democrats, reflect, and ere yon give the weight of your vote, 01 your presence at the polls, to sanction a usurpation ol' authority, which strikes af flic very foundation of your pnver, consider the consequences. The government of the Democratic party of Edgefield consists in the County Convention. When this not convened, the control of the polit of the party must rest somewherfl and by our Constitution, it devolv upon the Executive Committea. Article IV of thc Constitution the Democratic Party of South Cn olina is as follows: "The Clubs each County shall be held togethjft and operate under the control of County Executive Committee, whi shall consist of one meraberfro each club, to be nominated by the r spective clu'i, and elected by t County Convention, and?such otb members as the Convention may ad< This Executive" Committee, exe: cising the 1 ight devolved upon it by tl Constitution, have considered tl policy of the Democratic Clubs in tl County making'an issue within the: upon the stock-law, and determinir the same by an election under tl rule? of the party: and they hal decided against, it. And^their dec! sion is binding upon all ^Democrat] until reversed by the same authority or the only greater/the County Coj| vention. In what position, then, are tl members of tbs recent anti-stock-la] mass meeting? They avowedly cA not pretend to represent the Del??dr racy of the County, but only thoij who held the same views with thea selves upon the stock-law. A3 a fas they represented no one but thea selves. Upon an advocate of ttt stock-law attempting to participate he was indignantly denied the light and yet they arrogated to themselvt to determine]'for him'and all ojthgP of the same opinion^what should te the policy of the party upon the issi involved. Is tbis^Democracy.'or islt tyranny of ? faction ? They WJjt further. They ?. overrode and di" owned the authority]of the Executu Committee, and saidJ-he^Democra Clubs of the County .thalI hold election upon this question. Are t not, then, in the position of bolt^ Gentlemen, an election^under^ auspices, would be futile; it determine nothing; would bin one-our] Representatives in^the Ii ; islature, nor any one else ; but won d only tend, lo foment?and?keep]ar* e bitter feuds and dissensions in a par1 r the preservation of which, initsci a tegrity; and 'unity, is the only sar tion of good government in So* Carolina. Democrats, beware how you Will yon submit;to the dictaiiorAf perhaps seventy-five or a huncq men, who assemble, and, -without bale, rush through a set of resell tions, which those who voted Iflpr them can surely not have appr?cia the effect of? 'Tis revolution. \| you stand by the .^Constitution jjd landmarks of safety which h guided you ^K/V successfully > past'.' Will you march in ont "as in "tne past phalanx? Ur will you cipline, become the tool of redd passion-blinded faction,disintegf and in disorderly ranks fall viel to the ravenous wolves cf Radicalism, who, with famished eyes, have been watching for five years for a break in our front, to rush in and destroy us, or again bind us as slaves to cater to a carnival of corruption, and crime ? Ci ti/.ens, the stock-law question is purely an economic one. Do not al low any one, under the guise of an advocacy of eithsr one side or the other of it, to make a political issue, or to lead you into a position which v,-i 11 place you in a false light before good countrymen. CONSERVATIVE. >bttmtri). rchjnl's, no rhino Di KO, nt his home, near Mon Edgelield County, S. (\, on the morl Septem her :i'Jth, ISSI, Mr. W. M. E'rilKltKDOK, aged 50 years, ll months and 1." days. When our Heavenly Fa ther scud's the silent steward from thc mysterious world to loose tho immortal spirit from tho body of those, we love, and to introduce them into tho society ol kindred spirits, sorrow tills our hearts; and tho voice ol'our lips is: ilow! oh, how, shall we give them np? But Cod works all things well, and His words, "Thou shalt come to thy grave ina full age like as a shock of norn cometh in lib season," must be ful fl lied. Mr. Ether edge was engaged with J. W. Banks ?V Bro. in running a steam cotton gin, and by an unfortunate eilbrt was caught by the gin saws, and his right arm sn terri Wy mangled as to necessitate amputation Por ten days he lay in agony, an agony unperceived by friends and neighbors as tliey would go and return lrom his conch, and not fully realized by his sorrowing children and grief stricken wife, until in its last day, when turniug to her and pressing her band in his, and looking in to her lace with a countenance earnest and powerful beyond description, be ex claimed: "Oh, dying, dying! Mr. Etneredge was possessed of apa triol ic spirit. At the opening of the eon diet between tho States, he became f member ol'Company E, 7th R?giment s. u. V, Twelve months afterward lu was retired from service by au act of tin Confederate Congress, Returning hom? bc was on the Itith of December, 1862 married to Miss Sophie A. Pow. Ahou the middle of October, 1S(>:1. he agair joined the army and remained faithfully at bis post until the close of tho war. Although he did noe profess nor cal himself a Christian, yet many traits o the Christian character were to beseel in his dealings willi his fellow beings and beard in the judgments which h< pronounced upon i hem, and marked bl bis resignation to tho providence of Coil While others might give vent to theil passion, magnify their misfortunes, re hearse their \. rungs, and murmur agains tii6ir disappointments, not so wa? bo Cherishing the hope of attaining some thingl?Otter, he lilted his head above all o these, :inil soared in a purer atmosphere Such was Ute secret power of his Inllu euee thal wherever he went he left sun shine and good cheer behind him In al his relationships in lifo bc was faithful An affectionate husband, a kind luther a good neighbor, a friend to Hie jM>or, ; true citizen and pal riot, has place l on arm in his mother's grave, folded th oilier across his own breast, and now lie sleeping in death. J. K. M A KIM Ki), on Wednesday morning October IS?, 1N81, al tho residence al Mn bride's lather, by the Rev. J. P. Mealing Mr Annum WKI.I.S and Miss ANNli M KU IWKT1I Kit, daughter ol'Capt. Jnsepl Meriwether, all of Edgelield. C< )MMERCIAL. YESTERDAY'S MARKET. COTTON. 'Dcm of the market-12, m., sicady '.I, p. m., steady. Ordinary.,s Cood Ordinary.(... Low Middling.f Middling .j. J','; Unod Middling .11 ? \ PLEASENT RESIDENCE TO RETSTT A T Tl* K N TO N. A LA HO E O ARDEN ?TV und PLENTY FINE FRUIT. Applvtn J. M. WISE, net. SfO-lf at'Charleston, S. C. "LSTOTICE. VTOTICF i-< hereby given "dint resist 131 ance will l)e made to tho granting ol' ?he application Tor a public road from Ivempson's Ferry, thence near Capt. A. gt's and to enter Spann's lane near uigton line. This road will cost Puntv several thousand dollar.s"nnd 'benefit very few individuals and at aense of tho many, mer 4, 1881. SALUDA. ESTATE NOT?G?r ALL persons having demands atraintt the c?ate of J. I*. Mavs, dee'd, are hereby notified to present them properly attested to the undersigned legit.ees, and those indebted to said eslato are request ed to makn payment by the .'IDtli of No vember. S. H. MAYS, ] S. M Hor.OKn, . Bx ec'rs. W.H. MA vs, I October 17, issi. at Important to Contractors. TIIEParksvillo Church Building Com mittee will receive sealed proposals until the loth ol November for thc erec tion of a Church at Parksvillc. The house to be 180x30 feet, l? feet from doer to ceiling over head. Tho walls to be ceiled or plastered, four columns, two pannel doors, twelve windows, each IS lights 10x14 inches, atid blinds. The building to be painted Twenty-two brick pillars. Pulpit and seats excepted. The building to be done in workman like manner. Address W. Ii. PARKS, Treas, and Sec.' Parks' Store, S. C , Oct. -.?1st, ISSI. oct27-3t. Railroad Lots for Sale. PERSONS desirous of purchasing lois on the Augusva and Knoxville R. R. will do themselves justice by visiting those at Clark's Hill Depot. Splendid opening for men-bants; and in all prob ability there will bo from fifteen hun dred to two thousand bales of cotton shipped annually at thia point. There is no place in the State more healthy than Clark's Hill and the surrounding vicinity For full particulars applv to P. M. NINON. Clark's Hill Depot, Edgeflekl Co., S. C. oct. 27-?t State of South Carolina EDGEFIELD COUNTY. Ex Parte Sophia Sheppard, PETITION FOR HOMESTEAD, AC. NOTICE is hereby given that Airs' Sophia Sheppard, widow of Dr. Da vid Sheppard, dee'd, has made applica tion to me lo have a homestead in the real estate and exemption on the per sonal estate including the growing crops, of said dee'd appraised and set. off to lier, and'i:at four weeks from the piib?eatnn hereof, to wit, on the 11th day of Novem ber next, I will appoint three disinter ested persons to appraise and set oil'said Homestead and exemption Master's Office. October ll, ISSI. S. S. TOMPKINS, Master B. C. ANNUAL MEETING -OF THE MUSTY COMMISSIONERS. NOTICE is hereby given that the An m al Meeting of tho County Com missin tera of Edgelield County will Ix held at their office, at Edgefield C. H. S. C., on the first Tuesday in Novembci next. All persons having any bills, claim.1 or accounts of anv kind against tlx County are required bv "law and ar< hereby notified to tile such clairon will tho Clerk of the County Commissioner? on or before tho 1st day of November 1881. W. P. ROATH, Clerk Board Co. Commissioners E. C. Oct I?--U POU SKT.I.INi; SOC STOttAOE, 2fiC M O'D?WD, &TTTON . naojj Ji?K - AND COMMISSION MERCHANT! No. fi WARREN BLOCK, Next to Colton and Produce Exchange AUGUSTA. HA. Liberal advances made on Cotton am Produce in Store. Personal at ten tim given tn weighing and selling, sop 153-n VALLARLE HEAL ESTATE JFOIR SALE. THE subscriber will sell to the highes bidder at public outcry on the Ttl day of November, ISSI, in front of th Gregg Mansion, the following valuabl tracts of land: 1. Tho Hausman Mills, with Collei Gin, Grain Thresher, two sols of Freud Burr Stones, and all necessary fixtures ifce, with one hundred acres of land. 2. One Tract of Two Hundred am Foil}' Five Acres-Sixty acres cleared This joins Mill tract. 3. The Hausman Home Tract, contain ing One Hundred and Fifty-eight acres about half cleared; excellent lovel eolloi land. A largo Cottage and eight out buildings aro on this place. 4. The Franklin Trac1 of Two Hun dred and Fifty eight Acres-of wide! seventy-Iivo are cleared-under goo fence with good dwelling and outbuild ings. TERMS-One-third Cash, balance oi ono, two and three years with ?nteres from day of sale. High; of private sal reserved. Purchaser lo pav for papen OctL7-2t OTTO 15 ANC K. c jr. B. T. 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And now she i well, having had no return of lits sim-, And while I uso Ibo remedy 1 ctmshle it a balm tv her, and ail vise any one wh sn Hers from Nervousness or Epilepti Pits lo use il at once and be restored I health. GUSTAV .1VCOBY, oei '.'7 :'.in. IC i ng SI , Charleston, s. C. Master's Sale. 3TATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN EDGEFIELD COUNTY. Court of Common Pirns. lid ward Lynch and David Pow bio. Pl' vs. Nancy E. Edwards, Defendant, FORECLOSURE. NOTICE is hereby given that, by ? tue of tho decretal order of Ja A. P. Aldrich ill this case, dated Ma 2.'}, ISSI, 1 will sell at Edgelield C. II. the first Monday in November next, following described mortgaged prenti viz: All that certain tract or plautatio: land containing one hundred and fol two acres, more or loss, situated in State and Comity aforesaid, and bonn by lands ol Patrick Griffith, Dr. SI pard, estate of Th?s. (i. Coleman an C. Strother. Terms of sale.-One-half cash, and balance on a credit ol'one year with terest from tho day of sale, the cr?ait | timi to be secured by bond of the j chaser with a mortgage of the pren? sohl. Titles and Mortgage ext ? a. S. S. TOM PK INS, Mastc.- E. i October IO, ISSI. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLI! EDO KFTEL D CO ir.X'J'Y. Court oj Common Pleax. Eliza Mritt, T. W. Duncan, Mary Whittle and others, Plaintiffs, vs. Rebecca Dunnart as Adm'r and bei law_of Chas. Duncan,jdeceasod. COMPLAINT FOR PARTITION NOTICE is hereby given that, by lue of the decretal order of the 1 Judge J. S. Cothran, dated OctolM JSSl", in above st. t d cause, I will se Edgefie'd C. IL, on the first Monda November nejft,'*lhe following trac land belonging to the estate of Chas. 1 can, deceased, viz: Allthattract of land, containing hundred and six acres, moro or less, uated in the Stato ard County afore and adjoinidg land- of Mrs, Rodie, I Fannie Crouch, Ceo. Bell and others Terms of Sale.-The eost and one the purchase money cash and the bali on a credit of twelve months with ii est from date of sale, to be secured the liond of the purchaser and a mort; of tho premises sold. Titles and mortgage extra. S. S. TOMPKINS, Master E. Gctober IO, 1881. State of South Caroli EDOEFIELL COUNTY. Court nf i'.nu nm,i ?'li tis. J. T. White, Wm. (J. White, e Plaint! IVs, vs. J. A. White, K.-well T. White, f Dof. ndants, PARTITION. NOTICE is hereby given that hy tue ol' tho d<wretal order of the I ' Judge J. S. Cnlhniu, dated 10th Odr 1881, I wU! selia; IMgeiield C. IL, or FIRST MONDAY IN NOVEMJ ' next, ih? foB.>v?ir.i! real e? belonging to irsiate m bloomer WI dec'd,m bfsoM in IMO separate par plats of which will bo exhibited on of ss!*?, viz: Ail v.r.il tract of land lying in County and State, in Milder Towns on o i ?f .-down Creek, containing hundred and thirty Ihr??? ??cres, mor less, und ad ?Hilling lumN of Dr. J Lanier .IKS'. A. McCain, A. H. Mo and others. Terms of Sale.-Thc ei?st and one the purchase mon y cash. Thc bah on .i credit ol' twelve months with it: est from da}'of sale lo bo secure) > bonds of tho purchasers with amort; of premises sold ! Titles and Mortgage extra. , S. S. TOM PK I NS, Masler E. , October ll, ISSI. ; State of ?South Caroli I EDGE FI ELD COUNTY. I ll I'lilli limn I'll'HH. V '.uiiic T. ' llisby, Plaint!IL vs. Alvin.Dart, Defendant. PARTITION. N'OTICE is heroby given thal by tue ot tlie decretal order of the 1 Judge .LS. Cothran, dated October _ issi, l will soil ai Edgelield C. IL, on lowing real estate, viz: All that tot of land and Hie store hi " thereon, nov.- occupied by W. Vol blood and Maybin Griflin, situate, ij and being in tho County and Stab; at said, and in the Town of Edgell bounded on tho North by a lot belonj ti) Fannie T. ('tisby, on the east by ? owned by M. L. liolson and now o ' pied by Leo liolson, on the south by 1 street leading east from the public sip I and on the west by said public squ and the lot on which stands the built now occupied by C. L. B. Marsh. Terms of Sale.-Cash. Titles extm S. S. TOMPKINS, Master E. t october ll, l?SL ? State of South Caroli: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, II lu Common Pleat. 1 Philip H. Baerman an Adm'r of ! . Matilda Baerman, dee'd, Plaint!fl' i vs. Michael Loboschultz, Sophie Teller others, Defendants. PARTITION, &C. NOTICE is hereby given that by tue ol'Hie decretal order ol'thc J1 - Judge J. S. Cotliran, dated October issi. 1 will sell at Edgelield C. II, on - first Monday i:: November next, the h lowing real estate, viz: il One house and lol situate in Ibo viii I- of Edgelield, containing one and one acres, more or less, bounded ou tho so u midwest by lots of Dr. J. Walter I ?t and on tho east by lot of David Hal e and on tho north by the public st :. leading from Edgelield C. H., to tho I il in bia road. Terms of Sale.-Tho cost, taxes, : one-third of the purchase money c: , and tho balance on a credit of t*Vf months with interest from day of sale be secured hy bond of the purchi with mortgage ol'the premises sold. Titles and Mortgage extra. S. S. 'i < >M PK I NS, Master E. ( October ll, ISSI. State of South Carolin EDGEFIELD COUNTY. Court, of (.'nm mm! Plena. c. Aiiltman A Co., Plaintiffs, aga! Elbert IL Aull, Dcieitdaul. ' FORECLOSURE. NOTICE is hereby given that by > LllO ol' tho decretal order of Hon. Judge B. C. Prcssley, dated 2 !'s January, ISSI, in above stated casi will proceed to sell, at Edgelield C. on the lirst Monday in Novembern? ?j thc followihg described mortgaged p mises: All that plantation ur tract '" land lying in said State and County, II '. Haltiwanger's Store, in Cooper Tov ship, containing live hundred and li acres, more or less, adjoining lands i William Haltiwangcr, Daniel Prod W. T, Head, W. II Bool ware, and otli Terms cash; Titles extra, S. S. TOMPKINS, Mastei October ll?, ISSI. State of South Carolin EDGEFIELD COUNTY. ('omi Common Pleas. J. L. Addison, Plaintiff, vs. D.W. Il ris, Defendant, i- FORECLOSURE. i? XTOTH'E is horeby given thal by v l\ .Ly Ino of a decretal order ot* the'If? J .Judge A. P. Aldrich herein, dated Mai ?. III, ISSI, I will sell at Edgelield C. H., tho lirst Monday in November next lr All that tractor parcel of ?and, situa lying and being in the county and SU *" aforesaid, and containing one bundi acres, more or less, and bounded lands ol' Charles Duncan, Miliick Wli tie, Henry Miller and Mrs. Fan Crouch. Terms cash. Titles extra. s. s TOMPKINS, Master, J STATIS OF SOljTH^ROLIN IS EDGEFIELD COUNTY, /// OOH iiion Vieux, Ex Parte Charlotte Hamilton. PETI TION FOR EXEMPTION < ir PERSONALTY. t XfOTICEia hereby Riven thal Mi * JJi Charlotte Hamilton and ehiidre " widow and children of William M. Hat :l Iltoil, dec.. have applied to me hy pelllh to have homestead exemption set oil s? them out oftho personally of said dec' 'j and that four weeks from tho piiblicatii " hereof, to wit, on the 111!-. Novenib s next, I will appoint three disinterest! '. persons to appraise and set oil' said pe r sonalty of oxomplion lo said pell lionet " ' S. S. TOMPKINS. Masler E. C. October lu, ISSI. -tl (i . .__ .Sir Now is tho timo to pay for 3-01 A o vi: an s KR. For Sale. ,\ PINE PLANTATION IN IUKX. WELL COUNTY. 1PLANTATION <>E loni) ACRES OF O?OH FARMING LAND. Tho undersigned utters for.wile a valuable tract f'f laud, containing about 1000 acres nf ^.MHI pine land, in Barnwell county. S. 0. Between lour und (ive huudred acres cleared and same quantity of vir gin soil, no* cleared, with abundance of rail und other kinds of timber. About two or three hundred acres under culti vation the present year. Said land lies between the head waters of Steel Creek and Pine Branch, in Hie neighborhood of Cypress Chapel Ch ure'? and Dunbar ton P. O It is well watered with run ning rivulets and brandies, a good stock range for cattle and hogs, p-.oduees corn, cotton, wheat, oats, rye. potatoes and a few line spots tor rice, lino garden spots, two good wells of water. Has good dwelling, kitchen, laborers houses abundant, with gin house, run ning gear, press, tte. willi barns and good new stables, and everything com plete to start, a crop in 1882. Ohjoct for selling being feeble on ac c inuit of age. Seventy years old I am not able to farm advantageously, and consequently wish to change I he invest ment. Titles good, for I have owned il twentj' years and upwards JOHN M. TURNER, Dunborton P. ()., Barnwell Co , S <'. Oct. Kith, 1881. net. 20 St GRAND DISPLAY -01 FASt TIONA BLE "VTILL1 NEK Y AS II IONA BLE J>1 I LU N KUY -AT JOHNSTON, Si, C., CONDUCTED by a Baltimore lady of exquisite taste and long experience. Tho latest styles in BEAVERS, HATS and BONNETS. Every variety in Trim mings at Augusta prices. Also an ele gant line of FANCY GOODS, AND NOTIONS, CLOAKS AND D0LWAKS. Heavy Rolled Plated Jewelry guaran teed tn be the best. ?1000 worth of Boots and Shoes that must be sold A beauti ful stock of Gents hand-made shoes Ladies shoes made to order. A thousand and one articles that cannot lie mentioned. Wo invite al), especially the ladies, to call and see tho grand \?w Millinery, and examine the very berni ti fol novelties in feathered Turbans, Beavers, Bon Bets and Hats, Plumes, Plush's and Trim ming. OWE M .t DEAN. Oct 20-lm Dim ?nish ad Vigor Ts reimbursed in great measure, to those troubled with weak Kidneys, by a judi' dons usc of Hosteler's Stomach Bitters, which invigorates and stimulates with out exciting the urinary organs. 1 n COU' junction with its Influence upon them, ii corrects acidity, improves appetite, anc is in every way conducive tn health ant; *wgv o-rauose. AiioUter marked .<<ualitj is ?Ts control over tevo^rliiriragnerKTiclTu power ol'preventing it. Eiirsalebyp.il Druggists and Dealer; generally. NEW FIRM. W"E, th? undersigned, have this ria; formed a copartnership under th J3SS & CO for the purpose of conducting STTON FACTORAGE -AND H COMMISSION JUSINESS Having many years' experience in tha line, we fool warranted in proinisin satisfaction to those who favor us wit shipments A share of the patronage r Planters and Merchants is respectful] solicited. \V. T. \V HE LESS, H. T. YA lt BROUGH. Augusta, Ga. sept ld*3m ? i it A Complete Stock of A< i RICULTU RA L IMPLEMENTS. PLANTATION H A ltDWA BK BUILDERS' H A R t > W ARE, CARPENTERS' TOOLS BLACKSMITHS " MACHINISTS' Wo are also the Sole Agents for Mr CORM ICR REAPERS, MOWERS an SELF-BINDERS, MONARCH EN (J IN ES, MIAMI POWDER, BU FF AD SCALES, etc. All prices guaranteed. ?ones, Dougherty & Co., Hardware Merchants, Augusta, Ga. Juno 7, 1881. tf 27 ""TREASURES AND BARGAINS -IN n PTO ? MISS MEDORA COVAR AN nnunces to the ladies of Edgeliel that she has reopened her Millinery Es tablUdimont for the Fall and Winter,an respectfully solicits a share of thei patronage. STOCK mm NEW Bonnets, Hats, Turbans, Pokes, Lace.' Fichus, Flowers, F-al hers. Rilibon Pompons, and all other anieles of Fasli iouahle Millinery. ,isfr Bonnets and II tts I ri mined T nitiiKR al shortest notice. nut. 20-4t. EDGEFIELD MALE AN! i, j F?MALE_ACADEMY. rTlHE above sciioi.l will bo opened o ? Monday, the I'Jth'oi'ISopteinber. 1 will be divided into two departments male and ten?ale-ami an assistant em ployed if necessary. Tho course of ir st ruction that whlc?i is usually taught i first-class High Schools. Rates of tuitior Primary Department, per month $ 2 f Intermediate Department, " 8 (1 Classical Course, per month 4 C For full particulars address J. L. ADDISON, ESQ., Chai rm an Hoard of Trustees. II. A. WHITMAN, Principal, sept 8-tf. /.. MCI O KU. P. W. KOST KI MCCORD & FOSTER, COTTON FACTORS* -AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, lillico ??nd Warehouse on Oampbe Sheet, between Broad and Reynold; near the store of /.. Met'ord, Augusta, Gi Consignments solicited. Personal ai lention given to business. The instru? lions of consignors proptly obeyed. sept-IQ Stn Notice. IS hereby given that application will L made'lo the Legislature at its ne> session to amend the charter of th Edgelield. Trenton and Aiken Hail roar by substituting 'isoine point on the Sont Carolina Railroad below Aiken" lr "Aiken*' as one of tho termini, oct. l.'5-.'hu. THOMPSON AXD HEIJYDEL, Denier* in Every Dc ?cr I pi ion of JIU AND SUPPLIES ! ?10 Jackson St., Augusta, ?<a. WIND?W"GLASS. The largest and best assorted stock of Glass in the city. PUTTY. In bulk, also in boxes of 1 to 5 lbs. White Lead and Zinc. Strictly Pure, made by the Kentucky Lead r.nd Oil Co , which we guarantee as good as the best. Also, the well known Nassau White Lead and pure Frenoh Zinc PREPARED PAINT. Tho celebrated Paint, made by Wads worth, Martinez dc Longman, which we know to be good. BRIGUES. Kuli line of Paint & Whitewash Brashes COLORS. A large and assorted stock of Colors in Oil. Also, Dry Colors. VARNISHES. KALSO.HINE. Johnson's celebrated Prepared Kalso mine, all shades. OIL. Linseed Oil, Raw and Boiled. Builders' Hardware. A large variety of Locks. Rim and Mortice Locks. surface and Mortice Blind Hinges. All sizes and styles of Door Butts. Inside Blind Butts, brass and iron. A line line of Padlocks. Yale Store Door Locks. Yale Night Latches. Screws in any quantity and every size, and anything else you want in the Hard ware line. Doors, Sash and Blinds. The largest stock in Augusta, ai bottom ligures. Send for price lisi. Balusters, Brackets and Mantels. And almost anything that can be made out of wood, w e are prepared to maka Ye?low Pine Lumber. In any quantity, rough or dressed. We pack and deliver all of our goods free of charge. Thompson & Heindel, 310 JACKSON STREET. Dec. 28, 1880. Iy4 THE -op CHARLESTON, SO. CA.S ?un mm Highly Ammoniated; ACID 3 PHOSPHATE, (HighesTGrade) for Composting. ASH ELEMENT, -FOR PEAS, COTTON and GENERAI. CROPS. PURE GROUND PHOSPHATE, (Dust ) GENUINE GERMAN KAINIT -IMPORTED BY m .i J. B. NORRIS, Agent, Trenton, S. C. WW. RAVENEL, Pres. [fl c4 Kl tn .3 cs - 1 PH _"?d S 'S ? o fr ? <? n p H , i y pa a g ? n I S5-^ s 0 H 0 3 ** ? g s < l-> H 2 9> s ??fl S fl _ "2 M 00 N: p B i\/? Q,li .ca -I ?-5 a o fS n?j rt WM. SCHWEIGERT, Watch Maker* Dealer lu Watches, Silver & Plated Ware, CLOCKS, Etc, 729 Broad ?St., op. Central Hotel, AUGUSTA, GA. 8-day Striking Clock, $4.25. Alarm Clocks, $2.25. Nickel Clocks, $1.75 Hunting case Silver Watches, $8.00. Nickel, stem-winding dc setting watch es, $6.00. Ladies' and Gents' Gold Watches and Chains, Solid Silverand Plated Ware. jpSrSpecial attention to all line and difficult Watch and Clock Repairing. Everything warrantied as represented. March 2, 1881. Iyl3 Dr. Jas. J. Seigier Surgeon Dentist, ^VlLL practice in the Counties of EDGEFIELD and AIKEN. Orders for work of any kind in his lino will receive prompt attention. Post Office address: JOHNSTON, S. C. June Jf>, 1881. tf 28 The Wiiliamston Female College. IT is conducted on what is called the "ONE-STUDY" PLAN.withaSemi Annual course of study, and, by a sys tem of Tuitional Premiums, its low rates are made still lower for all who average SS per cent. No Public Exercises. No " Receptions." Graduation, which ia al ways private, may occur eight times a vear. The Fall Session opens August 1, 1881. Address Rev. S. LANDER, Pres'L, Nov. 2, m-ly] WiUiamston, 8. C.