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EDGEFIELD, S. C., ffURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1888
I VOL. XL vin--NO. u.
Ctocdaj^?ril 1>havV.to Bay goodnight
To euch a nost of beer lesa things HT
Good-night onto tnat ?agile hand
$ XAU*u*enly with its weight of riega, .
* Gocd-t?glrt tolfond uplifted eyes, *
Good-night to chestnut braids of bair,
Good-night un to the perfect month -
And all the sweetness nestled there !
.The snowy band detains me-then
.Plhhavs to say good-night again.
r Bat there will come a time, my love,
When, if I read our stars aright,
.? I shall not linger ?by this porch
Wita, my adieus. Till then, good-night !
Yon wish the time were now ? And ?
Ton do not blush to wish it so ?
You voald h&vo bl ash ed yourself to death
, To own so much a year ago.
What! both these snowy hands? Ah!
' ";' TH have to say good night again.
[Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
Cash- TS* Credit in Farming.
An Essay Read Before the fi (leefield
Agricultural Society, by A. J.
Norris, Esq., at Its October
'I Edge?eld County is one of the larg
*' eat Counties in the State,having about
five thousand farms, according to the
census of 1880, averaging one hun
dxed and twenty acres each, and ag
gregating; about six hundred and fifty
thousand-acres; of which about two
h andre J and fifty thousand acres are
improved. The total value o? farms,
buildings and-fancea, together .with
' farming implements and live stock, is
j in! round numbers, about five millions
: of dollars. The total value, of all
. farm products in 1879 was two mil
lions and a half dollars-say about
fifty per:cent on the value of the
capital invested. \
By the same census it appears that
two thousand farms are cultivated by
thB owners, fifteen hundred are rented
i for shares of the crop, and hi teer, 1. un
loved-are rented for a fixed money
j-v?fae. Th? people of Edgefield are
i devoted almost exclusively to agri
Vcidtnre; Edgefield has a large num
ber of intelligent, well-to do, thrifty]
enterprising, progressive and success
p ful farmers, who own their far .nb and
-'plantations, and are free from debt
and inoombranoes, and who conduct
a Boooes?i?l and\ profitable business.
These can bo pointed out in goodly
numbers in every one of her town
ehipa. One-half the land owners, and
possibly a larger proportion, are run
ning their farms on sound business
principles, and although they are not
sufficiently np.in all scientific meth
ods, they are gradually improving
their condition and making a respect
able and comfortable living, and in
many cases they are accumulating
some money. But these constitute a
comparatively small proportion of the
whole population. The other half of
the land owners are not doing so well.
Their estates are neglected and di lapi ?.
' dated, they are encumbered with debt,
means and implements1 necessary to
carry on their business, and they
work without the confidenceand cour
age necessary to engender success.
Farmers, or persons engaged in ag
riculture, may be divided into three
olasses. 1st. The owners of the lands.
2J. Persons who. cultivate rented
lands, who are usually called tenants,
and, ord. Persons who work the lands
for shares of the crops or .'or stipu
There are many tenant farmers in
Edgefield .who manage well and who
make a good living, and some who
save money and accumulate property.
And there are some of the 3rd class
whe do the same. It is demonstrated
therefore by the success of some land
holders and some tenants and some
croppers and laborers, that farming
can be made profitable in E leefield
County. But it is a lamentable fact
thai; a large proportion of the people
engaged in agriculture in this County
are not doing well ; they are eking
out a bare living; they are not thrifty
and prosperous as they should be.
The soil is generous, the Earth does
not refuse to yield its increase, the
raine descend alike upon the just and
the nnjus1.; but many an unfortunate
mariner OP the agricultural sea, is
swamped and engulfed and over
whelmed because he embarks wi.bout
supplies, and without chart or com.
?iaes or sail or rudder. Thousands
abor and toil and sweat, and roll the
stone op to the summit, like Sisiphus,
bely to see it roll back to the start
ing place again. They fail, not be
cause they do not make a gallant and
heroic struggle, but because of bad
management, ill lnok, improvidence,
extravagance and a reckless disregard
of all or many of the elementary prin
ciples that enter into the success of
any business. A ship should not go
to sea until it has been properly,
manned, equipped and supplied. A
general does not move his army until
he has all the implements of war,
and supplies for man and horse. Un
less the preparation and outfit be com
plete, failure is inevitable. So it
moat be with every farmer, small and
8reat, who does not make it his first
usin?es to provide himself at the
outset with implements and supplies.
Ii is indispensable to success that the
farmer must be supplied with good
work animals, suitable farming im
plements and I the necessary supplies
for man and beast. If be has not
these, he should devote all his ener
gies and resources to procuring them
before-he goes any further. H a vi cg
these all m hand, success is not yet
assured. ' If he is a farmer who em
ploya labor, he should be careful to
employ his labor so as to have enough
ana yet pot to have too much where
it is employed for wages. He should
fertilize liberally under the guidance
of- science and experience, and he
should cultivate skillfully and rapid
ly. And still more, he must be bless
ed with favorable seasons-these last
he oannot command, but without them
he cannot always succeed. These are
?he necessary elements of successful
farming. Very familiar principles
all, and every farmer woulu be just
so equipped for his business if it could
tte as easily done as said. But how
ran it be done ? That's the all im
?ortant and all absorbing question,
t should be done gradually accord
ing to a man's ability. If he has
neither horse nor provisions, he should
work for wages or shares of the crop
until he gets a year's supplies ahead
for his family and a horse, and cash
enough to boy a horse. Then he can
rent him a one-horse f?r~% and ru
with a year's supplies ahead. He
rent awhile and then purchase, li
and gradually come into the coi
tion of .a successful proprietor of
soil. * If he ie a land owner airea
he should leave no stone nnturnec
have his outfit complete and a ye
supplies ahead. A man without
dollar in his pocket, or a. foot of la
may begin as a farm, laborer and
industry and economy and thi
gradually improve hie ^condition,
til he can procure him 'a home a
surround himself with the comfc
if not the luxuries of life. Scores
men who have done this may be poi
ed ont in our County. The possib
ties and the probabilities are estira
ed on.the basis bf what pru-tent a
industri?os men have ' accomplish,
in numerous instances. ; .
It is a self-evident proposition, tl
a man in any business who consun
all that he makes, cannot accumuli
a surplus to lay away. And the c<
verse is true, that a man who expe
io increase his wealth, must oreat<
flurplus from year to year, and fri
time to time, to add to his capital
stock in trade. Of the fifty thonsa
people in Edgefield, nearly all
whom are engaged in agriculta
there is but a small proportion w
keep a careful account of their assi
and liabilities, their running expeni
and their profila and losses.
Banks, Factories, Rail Roads a
Mercantile establishments, keep cai
ful accounts of their business a
make ont foll statements every yet
rhowing their assets and liabilitii
their running expenses, and their pr<
its and losses. By this- means tb
keep in full view their whole bnsine
and can readily put on the brak
when they are running down grad
Every farmer, whether a tenant
the owner of broad acres, should <
the same. Let the foundation be pro
erly laid, and the superstructure pi
up according to well known rules, ai
the business will succeed. '
But ai as 1 alas ! how the mnltitut
rash to their own destruction 1 Whet!
er a farmer should raise his suppa
at Home, is a question that has. lot
since been settled in the affirmativ
in theory, but it is now daily bein
settled in the negative by actual pr a
tice among thousands of the tillers i
the soil. The natural consequence :
that when the new year opens, tl
barns : re already empty, the supplh
are gone, the stock is perishing, tl
implements are worn out and tb
purse is empty. A little more fon
sight and preparation, a little mot
economy, a little more counting of th
cost, and it might have been difieren
Only when the wolf is at the doc
and starvation threatens is the ret
danger seen. Othello's ' reputation
and ''credit" is gone and his "occupa
tion" ia in great jeopardy. Not froi
not because he did not make as goo
crops as his neighbors, but because h
mismanaged his affairs and squandei
ed his resources. In this extremity
what is to be done? Mortgage th
crop ! Mortgage the stock and imple
meats ! Mortgage the land ! He mort
gages his brain and muscle and place
himself in the toils of the Anaconda
and it begins to contract its muscle
and tighten itself around him. 1
freeman yesterday-a slave to day
Where there was mirth and gladnes
and joy, we now seem gloom, de
spondency and distress.
Debt! debtl debtl It is the incu
bus that disturbs, distracts, destroys
It is the monster that consumes tb
vita's, like the vultures did the live:
of Prometheus. Ir. is Scylla and Cha
ribdiB, fraught with danger on ever]
side. It is the moth that eats, th?
rust that corrupts, and the thief tha
steals. It is the sea that swallows nj
and the fire that consumes. It ii
blinding darknesa, that is so thiel
that it can be felt. It is Pandora'i
box letting loose every conceivabh
evil, without even hope being left be
If the farmer wants salvation, h<
must fly from debt and liens ano
mortgages like Lott did from Sodom
Let him endure, suffer, and almos'
Btarvo, before he buys on credit. With
oui debt, he is Samson in the powei
of his might. With it, he is Samsot
in the bewitching toils of Delilah.
We need a change in the habite
and practices of those farmers who si
recklessly and inconsiderately ron in
to debt. Who make little or no e flor I
to provide the means of carrying on
their business without getting then
on credit. Who do not try to buile
up their business and make it self sus
taining, but who eat up their Beet
corn and trust to luck for enough t<
plant the next crop. Instead of go
mg a year ahead, they are going i
year behind. What wonld be oertain
ty in one case, is rendered doubtfu
in the other. They have to work un
der the eye and the goad and lash o
the master. They must buy withou
regard to cost, and sell without re
gard to price. This is the real cause
of our troubles. This is the rock upoi
which we split.
In 1876 a great cry was raised fo;
political reform and the country shool
irom centre to circumference. Thi
political atmosphere was purified anc
we eutered upon what we called i
career of prosperity. Ten years havt
passed away and yet another grea
reform is needed; The farmer, wh<
is the foundation of the prosperity o
the country, must prosper or thi
whole fabric falls to the ground. Hi
must rid himself of the great load o
debt that he has so long carried oi
his shoulders. Like the burden o
Cain, it is more than he can bear. Thi
cannot be done by Senates nor bj
Courts. The farmer must rise in hi
might and voluntarily shake this bur
den of!. It cannot be lifted from hi
shoulder by any third party. Then
is a principle involved that lies at thi
the cabin and in the palace of thi
farmer. Pay as you go and you wil
unloose the shackles that are tendinf
to keep you in bondage.
Credit is a good thing, the worlc
over ; but it should be taken lik
poisonous medicines, in very smal
i doses. As exercise and fresh air am
abstemiousness are good for the body
i BO they are good for the farmer wh
is likely to have to go in debt for tb
> means cf making a crop. A deb
i once created must be extinguishei
I without delay. Don't postpom
day of reckoning. Anticipate
you can. What the creditor io mi
the debtor is losing. ? Interest :
sleeps. It does its work at noe
and in thesilenthours of the nigl
has the' advantage-r-it needs nc
plemonfs; no 6took,?no supplies.
It is thought by m'aiiy that our
aro such as to encourage improvi
and thoughtless people to go
debt. The aggregate amount c
debtedness is increased, by the. fi
tips which the people have undo
laws for securing the creditor. W
-there is no security, there cnn 1
loan or advances. Banks refus
lend money without endornorf
satisfactory collaterals. Factors
quire in most cases mortgagos on 1
and the merchant, near by, a lie
the stock-and the .crop. Itt
facilities for trade and commerce1
withdrawn, tho poor farmer who
lected to provide his outfit at h
would . fail to get arty- help! at
Capital will not go where it is
secured. The better the security,
cheaper the coat of.; money. If'ff
ere won't do any other way, let t
borrow and get advances and n
large crops for the benefit of
creditor. Only a Blight change
their business affairs would carry
profit to the i ther side of the accc
Our laws are gerod.. and wholes'
and just to all classes of men.
do not need any change in tho lt
The people themselves need ter
a halt and "about face." Under
protection of our lawB, millionf
capital have como from abroad i
our Southern country, to aid in
veloping our. resources. It has gi
employment to thousands who oil
wiee would have been emigrants
paupers. Capital is the life euri
of business. Stop its influx and st
nation would ensue. Men would
still clamorous to borrow, and mi
more helpless than they are a
The rich man with his broad ac
.could borrow, but the poor man, h
ing no security to offer, would h?
to become far more helpless than
now is. Let the laws remain as tl
arev Let _capital continue . to coi
and leave all men free to borrow
the best advantages if they will ; 1
let us entreat them as wo would
erring brother, to work out the pn
lems of their own fortunes by -putt;
into ?ctual practice the .only rn
by which any successful busin
could be conducted."
Belle Boyd io Chicago;
CHICAGO, October ll.-A "worn
who can relate a remarkable life h
tory appeared before the Chicago pr
lie yesterday as complainant in ali!
suit-?gainBt the . Tribune. On Sc
tember30 that- paper published a.d
patch from Sj. Louis Stating tb
had put up at S?rst 'a hotel, but h
f;one from there to the St. Jam
eaving her trunk at the former pla<
The article did not state that nhe h
eluded a board bill, but left that
be inferred, and facetiously deoorib
the contents of the trank, which w
opened by the people at the Hui
houee. The mention of 'a pair of o
corsets, a slipper, a plug of tohac
and a " God Bleus Our Home" mot
as the only contents of the trunk i
censed thelady and she sued for$5,0(
Helle Boyd, or Mrs. Hammond
for that in the name nuder which pi
brings the suit-wan seen s.t tl
Revere house by a reporter. Sho
a woman of tall and graceful for
and a face in which Rtiil linger? uiu<
of tho beauty which it possessed win
its owner became famoun during tl
"I am opposed" she said "to tl
newspapers publishing my private a
fairs, with the oi j.^c!. of making u
ridiculous. Not only has that Ptor
which was entirely false, wouadt
my pride, but it has done mo grci
injury here anil elsewhere. If I a
poor," (and the lady's blue eyc3 fi I lc
with tears,) "it is not my fault,
was a matter betwoen tho hotel pei
pie and myself."
Of her career, which made tho nan
of Belle lloyd famous the world ove
she said :
" When the war bogun I\v u gi
of fifteen, just out of school and ei
thusiastic in my love for my counti
-the South. What I did for tl
cause was not done in'the consciou
ness that I was a spy. I wanted I
help my people. I was exchange
for a union colonel, and when I gi
back to the southern army I receive
an enthusiastic reception. In ISC
I was 6ent to England with dispatch
from the confederate government, an
ran the blockade in the steamer Gre]
hound. I was captured at sea, wit
my dispatches, the Greyhound havin
been run down by the Connectici
under command of Lieutenant Ha:
" The lieutenant fell in love wit
me and permitted the captain of tr.
Greyhound to escr.pe. I was brougi
to Washington again a prisoner, bi
was banished to Canada, to bo she
the next time I was' caught. Li'eute:
ant Harling was court martailed an
dismissed from the service.- Ho wei
to England, and tho /ame pummt
(1864) we were married in Londoi
1 received, the most distinguished al
" After I was left a widow in Knj
land I went on tho stago. In 1807
made my first appearance on the stajj
in America with Ben De Bar, an
after that 1 st?rred two seasons. The
. I married Colonel Hammond .at Ne'
Orleans, and -lived quietly in Tex?
1 until a little over a year ago. Coloni
Hammond ia now afllictod with softer
' ing of the brain, and I am corapelle
to support myself and three childret
1 I intend to return to the stage au
J make a"name for myself yet."
' A boy in a California school rc
' marked that the t?acher bad red hai:
> He was whipped to make bim retrae
but he insisted that he could not te
I a lie, and he had tho utmost conf
i dence in his judgment of color. Th
1 woman declared that she would bon
1 him to death unless he changed th
, word from red to auburn, and h
3 abused bis conscience to that oxton
s but afterward took tho case to th
t trustees, who sustained him and dil
1 missed the bright-headed punisher.
Romance and Reality.
The necessity of the parents
young women having indubitable!
proof of the honesty of strange me]
who court and desire to marry thea
daughters is constantly made mara
fest. This is specially the case whenj
the girl is rich and the man a foreigf
er. It is emphatically importai
where tho foreigner sports a titlf
Not a few American women, whe
hoads are turned by ambition.or vc
i ty, have been made the dupes ai
victims of impostors. ,
The latest example is that of a Ml
Billings, of New York, who insist!
upon marrying a certain "Oounj
Zicharoff, and persisted in her lunad
even after a warning that her p?j
tended nobleman was an upstart a|
a scoundrel adventorer. This "Oom
had letters, evidently forged, Ire
Prince Orloff and other grandees,
spoke eeyeral languages and ga
sumptuous entertainments. His
were magnifiennt and healthy. ]
Billings' $200,000 was the "Count
objective point, and he contrived
marry the lady and her money,
though Detective Sanders wrote l?r
in due season to prevent her sacrifi B,
that the man she was about to maj y
was un "ex convict, a Russian Jjw
and a bigamist."
The family of Mis? Billings vJre
seriously alarmed and strove to ?lo
vent the match. The " Count" md
his deluded inamorata baffled the gjod
intentions of the girl's family, Tod
escaped with her to Holland, bj a
st?amer of the Rotterdam line. Lufci
ly, the solicitor of the Billings fannly
intercepted thc pair at Southamp an,
and contrived to save the larger]art
of the young woman's monoy ai 1 ?
very bitter remuant of her nell re
ject. As the "Count" and "brine"
stepped from the steamer, the lamper
wan on hand with Zacharoif 'n wife, a
lady of Bristol, England, who fcad
for some time believed her husband
to he dead. He had also ample pifcofs
that'Z-ickaroff was tho son of a Gjeek
stevedore, and had learned how tp be
, .titled aristocrat of his own mating j
by acting as valet and courier. fhiB
honest employment soon became] too
slow for him, and he graduated /rom
as thief, swindler and adven
turer. He married the Bristol lady aa |
'Prince" Zickaroff, and itwasheifor
tune with which he made his sprarge
here and captured poor Jeanne; Bil
lings, who has just come back ?with
the family lawyer to the honje so
heinously desecrated by a bogus
Luckily for Miss Billings she instill
rich, and in course of time, if sci dis
posed, may marry again. iL
The moral of all this is palpable
enough. ' Girls should beware ofJmen
Labout whom they know notbing^e^ain.
Sativo Americans, with TorgedRttera
t;nd glib tongues. Much mo? diffi
cult is it to sift the character, aptece
dents and credentials of foreigners
some of whom sport bogus titles, and
some of whose titlee are genuine, but
wh ose characters are un worthy of th ei r
lineage.-Augusta Chronicle. .
Plants in Pits.
The following good practical direc
tions for the management ol plants in
pi's, from the Gardener's Monthly,
aro appropriate at the present time :
Plants, stored away for the winter
in cold pits require more care for the
first month or so than at any time
during tho winter seacon. Many of
them have unripened shoots, or shed
many of their leaves, and unless they
be cut oil" and removed, gangrene and
decay commit distressing havoc. Air
should be given at every opportunity
and nothing omitted that will in any
way tend to harden the plants and sot
vegetation to icst. No more water
should be given than just nufficient
to prevent withering, and the tem
perature should be kept as near forty
degrees as possible, and/every chance
taken to render the air about tho
When Irost actually does come, no
further care than protection from ito
embraces will then beroqnircd. Plants
so hardened may stay covered up for
weeks without any light or air, and
secure from the slightest injury. Mice
constitute the most troublesome ene
my in the pit closed for any length of
time. As yet we have found nothing
better than to take peas and soak
them twenty-lour hours in water, then
roll in arsenic and sow in the pit ns
if in the regular way of seed sowing.
A few peas eo prepared should be
placod in the nit before permanently
closing up. Ihe mice usually make
for these peas at their first entrance
to the pits. If placed in the Boil they
seem to guess your secret, and will
not " bite."
The following story is told by the
Charleston Nexos of Mr. James R.
Randall, editorof tho Augusta Chroni
eic.- He attended one day a colored
church in tho country, and had in
his pocket a sil-er, half dollar, just
the fare back to" Augusta. At the
conclusion of his sermon the minister
ordered a collection for his. benefit.
" Of course," said he, " I s'pects
every pu68on to give somethin ; but
. Fae told dat Mr. Thomas, up de land
yonder, had Borne turkeys stole Fri
day night. I d n't want any man
who had a han' in stealin' dem tur
keys to put any money in de plate.'
When the plate reached Mr. Randall
not a mao had refused to contribute
and the preacher's eyes Wire on him
His half dollar accordingly went inte
Au End to Bone Scraping.
.Edward Shepherd, of Harrisburg
III., says : " Having received so mud
benefit from Electric Bitters, I feel i
my duty to let suffering humanity knov
it. Have "had a running sore on m]
leg for eight years ; my doctors toh
mo I would have to have the bom
Hcraped or leg amputated. I used in
stead, three bottles of Electric Bitter
and Heven boxes Bucklen's Arnici
Salve, and mv leg is now sound ant
Electric Bitters are sold at fifi;
cents a bottle, and Bucklen's Arnie
Salve at 25c. per box hy W. E. Lynch
Edgofield, and S. T. Hughes, Trenton
In tho Ditch.
Gamblers say that it is, as a rule'
only a question of time, when the ma
jority of their fraternity become bank
rupt and forlorn. The truth of thia,
is manifest in nearly every community,
and has had conspicuous illustration
in the collapse of Theodore Walton,
the noted New York " plunger."
Several years ago, this man was for
tunate in America and England. He
won immense sums and lived in lord'
ly munificence. He was suspected
of tampering with jockeys, and finally
became outlawed from the race conreos.
After making here and abroad, by
audacity or duplicity, about ?300.000,
he risked everything on ? chance ol
increasing his'fortune to $1,000 000.
But luck was against him. The tide
turned. He has now neither money
nor credit. He is an outcast on the
turf and "lost to los" in pool ir bet
ting book circles. He is a fresh ex
ample of the wilful waste tb ut milken
woful want, and (he truth of the
maxim that money in H dr- ensily and
dubiously never long remains in the
cofferB of a gambler. The plunger
has been plunged into a ditch, and
will be lucky if he can encape a final
resting place-in Potter's Field.
Ilome Made Fertilizer?
A prominent fertilizer manufactur
er, who was in the city to day, says
it is very surprising that farmers al
low themselves tn be deceived by j
agents who sell chemicals and direo
tiona for making home-made fertil
izers. Ha saya that moBt of the for
mules direct the farmer to take one
ton of well rotted stable manare, one
ton of cotton seed aud one ton of
chemical?, mix thoroughly, and they
have three tons of the be?t manure in
the world for almost any crop. Thia,
the manufacturer says is all right, but
the agent for the chemicals tells the
farmer that he hr.s obtained this
amount (three tons) of fertilizare for
the cost of one ton of commercial
manure, and the surprising part of
thomatter is that the farmer believes
it and forgets all about the value of
his cotton seed and stable manure.
?-? ipi ? .
Cancer of tho Tongue.
A Case Resembling that of Gen. (?rant.
Some ten years ago I had a scrofu
lous sore on my right hand which gave j
me great trouble, and nuder the old
time treatment healed up, but it had
only been driven into the system by
the use of potash and mercury, and
in March, 1882, it broke out in my
throat, and concentrated in what some
of the doctors called cancer, eating
through my cheek, destroying the
roof of my mouth and upper lip, then
attacked my tongue, palate and lower J
lip, destroying the palate and under
bone and up to the left eye. I could
not eat any solid food, but subsisted
on liquids, and my tongue was so far
gone I could not talk. Such was my
wretched, helpless condition the first
of last October (1884.) when mv
friends commenced giving me Swifts
Specifiic. In lesa than a month the
eating places stopped and healing
commenced, and the fearful aperture
in my cheek has been closed and firm
ly knitted together. A process of a
new under lip is progressing finely,
and the tongue which was almost, de
stroyed is being recovered, and it j
seems that nature ia supplying a new
tongue. I can talk so that my friends
can rea ily understand me, and cnn
also eat.solid food again. If any doubt1
these facta, I would refer them to
Hon. John ll. Traylor, State Senator, ;
of this district, arid to Dr. T. S. Brad
field, of LaGrang", Ga.
MRS. MARY L. COMER.
LnGrange, Ga., May 14, 2885.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
TUB SWIFT SPECIFIC GO . Drawer 3,
Atlanta, Ga N. Y. 159 V/. 23d St.
FOR NEURALGIA-Prepare horse
radish, by grating and mixing in vine
gar, the name as for table purposes
and apply to the temple when the,
face or head ia affected, or the wrist,
when the pnin is in tho arm or shoul
An Important Discovery.
The most important Dircovery is
that which brings the most, good to
the greatest number. Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Goughs,
Golds, will preserve the health and
save life, and is a priceless boon to
the afllictod. Not only does it posi
tively cure Consumption, but Coughs,
Golds, Bronchitic, Asthma, Hoarse
ness and all affections of the Throat,
Chest, and Lungp, yield at once to its
wonderful curative powers. If you
doubt this, get a Trial Bottle Free, at
the Drug Store of W. E. Lynch, Edge
field, or S. T. Hughes, Trenton.
? ?<<?*? ?
THE COGITATIONS OF AN INQUISI
TIVE BOY.-I notico however much a
girl struggles when you try to get a
kiss, if she hears her pa'B step ap
proaching she always lets up on the
struggle long enough to nab the kira
before the old man apt earn.
I notice no matter bow homely n
woman may think her husband is, she
always takes it as a gospel truth that
her new baby ia the prettiest in the
world, and "looks just like its fa
ther."-Si. Faul Herald
i an Se liad if Wanted.
"Have you any malaria here?'
asked a lady who was looking at a
rural boarding place for her family.
"Well," said the landlady, "wehain't
got none jist now ; folks haven't ask
ed for it; but we'll get it for your
family if you want it." . Most folks
get malaria without wanting it. To
get rid of its noxious effects use
Brown's Iron Bitters. Mrs. S. R.
MacDonald, New Haven, Conn., says,
" I Buffered from malaria for nearly
eix years. Brown's Iron Bitters cured
Robert Bonner is past 00, and worth
$5,000,000 or $6,000,000. No mar
is better satisfied with hie paper, hit
fortune, his Presbyterianism, hishorsei
and himself. And he ought to be
having begun as a type setter, with'
out friends or influence, and having
achieved his present position by un
flagging energy ajad perseverance.
State ot South Carolina,
In Common Pitas.
Agatha Woodson, Plaintiff, vs. Eleanor
NOTICE la hereby given that by vir
tue? of the decretal order of the Hon.
Judge T. B. Fraser heroin, dated June
20, 1883, I will sell at EdgoflsM C. H.,
on the first Monday iu November next,
the following real estate, viz:
All that house and Int of land situated
in the town of Edgofield, contain inn eight
acres, adjoining lands of Thomas J. Ad
ams, the Malo Academy lot, J. L. Addi
son and others.
THUMS: One-third the purchase mon
ey to be paid in cash, the balance on a
oredit of one and two yeera with internal
from day of sale, to be secured by lawi'd
of Um purohnser and mortgage of Um
Sremises. Tho purchaaer to Insure ami
eep insured till tbe bonO la paid, (hu
bouse, and to assign tho policy to tim
Muster an collateral security.
Tillas and Mortgage extra.
H. H. TOMPKINS, Master K 0.
Oct 6, 1??5.
?Jais* ot* South Carolina,
EDOEb 'JELD COUNTY.
In Common Pleas.
Wallace A Wallaoe, vs. Cora S. Richard
NOTICE ls hereby given that by vir
tue of the Judgment of foreclosure
heroin, dated 12th August, 1886, 1 will
sell at Edgotield Cou rt Honse, on th? ii ret
Monday in November next, tho follow
ing described mortgaged promists, via:
All that parcel of land in Edgelield
County, Sonth Carolina, containing ono
hundred and forty-six acros, more dr
less, bounded by lands of Wiley Bur
nett, I). Hipp, Mrs. Marie Minor, W. A.
Hilton, J. W. Minor, the samo being a
B>rtion of the land oonveyod to J. A.
iehardson by H. C. King on the 25lh
TanMs: One-half tho purchase money
to bo paid in oash, thc balance on a ?red
it of one year, to bo secured by bond of
the purchaser, with a mortgage of Um
Titles and Mortgage extra.
H. H. TOM t'KINd, Mentor E. C.
Oct. 3, 18"5.
State of South Carolin?,
In Common Pleas.
Samuel Tannahill, Ex'or. of H. W. Nich
olson, doo'd., vs. E. B. Harris.
OTICE is hereby given that by vir
tno of the judgment of foreehwmre,
heroin, dated Aug. 13, 1885, I will soil at
Edgofield C. H., on tho first Monday in
November next, the following doser i hod
mortgaged premises, viz:
One house and lot in tho town of Edge
field, State of Sonth Carolina, being Um
place where E. B. Harris now residua,
on tho public or main road, containing
one aero, moro or less, adjoining lauds
of D. It. Durisoo's residonoo, and oil)ors.
Also, ono small triangular lot, in tho
forks of tho road near the colored Meth
odist church, in sahl town of Edgelield,
South Carolina, and near lands where
Mrs. Lewis now lives, and being about
ono aore, moro or loss..
TERMS :-One-half the purchase money
to be paid in cash ; the balance oil acred
lt of oneynar, to bo neoured by bond ol
tho purchaser and mortgage of thc prem
Titlos and mortgage extra.
H. H. TOMPKINS, Muster K ?.
Oo.t 3, 188$.
EDGE FIELD COUNTY.
In Comaum Picas.
Harriet Williams, et al., Plaintiffs, vs
Huldab Barnes, et al., Defendants.
BY virtue of an order from Hon../. lt
Kershaw, dated 12th August, 1886.
notice is hereby given that I will sell nt
Edgefield C. II., on tho ti rsl Monday io
November next tim following described
1. That plantation lately owned by lt.
S. Tompkins, on waters of Mill creek,
adjoining lands of estate of O, W. Allen,
A. J. Hmyly and others, containing two
hundred and nineteen acres, moro or lesa
2. All that trart of land on Mill creek,
containing forty-three acres, more or ?es.-,
bounded by lands o. W. N. Harris, Hen
( ry Hart, Lewis Boan and Augnstus Gray
3. That little tract of land, containing
sixteen aeres, whereon is part of tho
; dwelling owned by R S. Tompkins late
: ly and Augustus Gray, bouudod by lands
1 of D. C. Tompkins, Augustus Orav and
j Little Stevens' Creek-all lu Edge?eid
County, South Carolina.
TRRUH : The costs and ono third of thc
purchase money to be paid in cash ; the
balance on a credit of one ?nd two years,
in two equal instalments, to be secure!
by bond of the purchaser and mortgage
of the premises sold.
Titles and mortgage extra.
S. H. TOM PK INN, MHBter K. C.
Oct. ?, 1885.
State ot' South Carolins;?,
Court of Common Picas.
Emma K. Oorley vs. Dick Holloway and
NOTICE ia hereby given that by vir
tno of Hie decretal order of the Court
herein, dated Aug. 14, 1885, I will sell at
ridgefield C. H., on Um first Monday lu
November next, the following realty ot
estate of Hansom Holloway, dee'd., vi?.:
All that tract of land, situate lying and
being on branch waters of Oufibotown
Creek, in tho County and State aforesaid,
mid containing by survey of Isaac Holes,
dated 16th May, ?8H5, throe hundred ami
ninety-two acros, bounded by lands now
or lately of the eatate of Dr. Tims Lake,
lands ol Mrs. Matilda Holloway, Mrs.
Whatley and others.
TERMS: The costand one-third tho pur
chase monoy to bo paid in cash, tho bal
ance on a credit of one and two years, in
equal instalments, with Interest from
day of salo, to bo secured by bond of thc
purchaser and mortgage of Hie prem
Titlos and mortgage extra.
V.. H. TOM PK 1 NH, Master E. G.
(Vt. 3, 18&*>.
State ot' South Carolina.
CO UN TY OF EDGE FIE ID.
In Common Pleas.
David W. Padgett, M I). Padgett, am!
others, vs. Mary A. Padgett, A. 10
Padgett, and others.
NOTICIO ts hereby givon that by vir
tno of the decretal order of tin
Court herein, dated 12th August, 1885, ]
will sell at Edgelield Court House, oi
the first Monday in November next, th?
following deseribod really of tho cstati
of William Padgett, doo'd., viz:
All that tract of land, near Mt Willing
in County and State aforesaid, contain
ing two hundred and two:ity-tivo acree
more or leas, bounded by lands ot M. I?
Padgett, James Lowery, Perry Barnes
and W. J. Padgott.
Also, all that othor tract, of land, in Un
County and Stale aforesaid, cmiLaiuini
two h find rod and twonty-tivo acres, mort
or less, bounded by landa of Kailey May
son aud others.
The abovo traoi-s will ba divided am
sold in four separate tracts, by plats V
be exhibited on the day of sale.
TKRMS: Ono-flfth the purchase mono1
to bo paid in eat.h ; thc balance ou a ?rod
it of ono, two, three and four ycara, ii
equal annual Instalment*, with intere?
from dato of sale, to be secured by bom
of the pul chaser and mortgage'of th
Titles and Mortgage Extra.
S. S. TOMPKINS, Master E. C
Oct. 3, 1835.
If your eyes need assistance, go an
examino tho fine assortment nf .-pee':
des now to bo seen at G. L. PKNN I
SONS, before going to Augusta or an?
where oise They have the most high!
recommended glasses in tho world.
Snnacribe to the ADVERTIHRR.
hil? ?i^.l 1
?FOR THB-, v
BOPS Mia Public will not suppose that H ie the same- oMetbry that-: ia
ulway* tah), about the Large.vt Stock of Goods and-the Oh ea rjaatr pricey tW
lOmetpulace for ihcmselvts. I'or I know that we haye never ,.exhibited
AOch-K tftouk ie*d price? ?o low. It dow not ceern possible for Jtoem. tOjhe
NOld P.0 viifttttt. *
We. .Vye. oom mancad the so^on in earnest with lotis' and rate1 ?F'Bar
igrdns. ar.J fihut we ?nay give you norn? idea of-what we are doing; wewill
j quote a fie* prices: . ? .? nan . ? ' ( ?
j . , . . : . . .. je/e 8?J I?*:!
Huge pilea of beautiful CALICOES, and good quality too, at 5c pr. jd.
W011ST?? DRES? GOODS, lovely ones, at 5o per yd-. thafwour^be
reeaoaable at loc pt^r yd. For 10o, gooda that would be cheap a?;2?c. " "Oar
12jc, loo, 120u and 25-: Drona Good? ?re ?boat half "their reaT'?ralb?.' ^Noth
i:?g ?Vi-r nbown in Edgefitdd lo nqnal our fcldefe of Drees Good*,a?tf we kuew
that, we don't exaggerate when wo say it, wini we.ouly ask- you Lp coiBa,a|id
see tor yourself. ..
COTTON FLANNELS at-6.To ?er yd-price laatjeeaeon J?^and a huge
atc ck of them j - ; . ...
FRUIT OF THE LOOM BLEACHING at 7Jc per yd., sn'd Bleaching
that we got 7c for laut scapon, wu are now selling forr5c.per.jaijiL;,
PANTS GoodR at \0>\ Inc and 20c. as good a? Bold last ifall at 2fc 2jk. andI 30<\
BED FLANNELS at 12?c, as [pod aa wild Ml Full at'S?c.' TwTLT?Etr RED
FLANNELS at 25e. per yd WHITE FLANNELS nt 15c, osgood aa eb# last Fall
at 25f?. French Twilled SUITING DRESS FLANNELS that sold last season at 60c
are now 50o. And tho price of tho batanee of our largo Flannel Stock le reduced in
lhe same proportion ai) these mentioned. . .
BLANKETS from 75c per p*ii ui.'t[?$5.50 for Blankets thambrong!/t.fctffasl fall.
TOWELINGS at 5c per yard TOWELS at 5c, 10c, 15c. 25c. worth 10c, 15c, 25c
and 40c. Boantifu! TABLE CLOTHS at 45c and 50c per yd. Out stock^-of TOW
ELS and TABLE LINENS is ?DIOKU** .
HANDKERCHIEFS at 2J?, und a large lot of beautiful ones for Ladies and.
Gentlemen very cheap. 8 *
BED SPREADS that we thought, were feaifoJIy cheap last season at. $1.00; are
now Helling at 75r, an<l a $3;00 Marneill?-a one for $150. .. , , ?
f) Quires Writing NOTE PA PER for 25c, and lt is as g->.xl as yoii usually 'pay
15c pnr quir.; f:ir.-i>d a H|.li>ndid Hl.."!f ..f}STATIONERT.
Boston Mills lo 1 V>i?uc!k+A Sil EET1NU at 25c p?r yd -price-heretofore 35c.
Quite an extensive, ulm* i.f HOSIERY. GLOVES, GENTS', LADIES' and
CfllbDRBNfS UNDKRVBKTS BALMORAL SKIRTS, SHAWLS, HOODS, NU
BIAS. HOOP SKIRTS. BUSTLES. A?. .. : ?
Larg* lol. of imuliral El? JI NOS and INSERTIONS.
LA' ES sn ni! !he lal.-.!. indnduig WOOL YAK LAUES in all colors.
Tin** .an- Vfiy handsome L ?CH, nod ure Lo bovary popular thia Winter'for dress
li'iliiiiil'lgH ' ri r"
A \?rgesteakof Mark and c.J..i?H CASHMERES, black and colored SILKS,
hlsek und e.dore-1 SATINS, bltu?K VKLVSTEENS; colored VELVETS ki beaotiful
simd"*, PLUSH, , ;' .
RIBBONS in all color? ?ml .pi dni<M, Including some lovely Sash Ribbons,
Immense sb ck ni 1 >OM ESTM S. S-.-L-Island Homespuns, Bod-Tickings, Sheet
ings, Pillow-Casings, L:iise\H, Chevii.iH, Paola Clothe, CaasiroereB, Ginghams, 4c., at
pnces thal ?re ex!i?me!y low.
BUTTONS, all miHlities and ?IA lea ZEPHYR in all abades. Colored D.vrniiig
Collo?, Velvet [LhlioRH, Suspender*
An elegant. slock ni G.-nih' Htut Lades' Kid Glove?, Buching*, Cuffs and Collars,
Silk li?tihi*n:liM-.l>. ile iM-IIIH* Collara, Cufla, Searls and Shirts.
Splnti'bd Moe.k of Ladi-h' CLOAKS lr..m $1.25 and up.
O 1 2 ? \ l^ V 'ar^'' ts^m ,ri' Sh?H? this Spring and summer, caused me to
O i L\l/J-iv3? buy t!ie largest nt.."-!; of Shoes thal, we have over shown, inctoli
ing all qn^tities of commoli Sh?,?eii Th-r mml vf our Shoes we guarante?, and we
ui^in Ly a ?uarantre thal if n ?air H<> giif ranteod proves to have any paper in it or
HtitnMy ?'ilk, job ojii^t r?lnrti th-SI--?o?d g^t another pairj.isrithout any extra
AltKj Genta1 Rand-r?ade Shoes a!. 75o pei
Genia' HATS in el! th? lab?! stvlee.
A large stock of HMBltBLLAS vrv ^ - ,
Splendid RIOCK of G;-r.is' and ?uva' i i.OiiiiNG.
CARPETS- Our nuecera last Winter in selling Carpels bas caused us to give
mor? eme lo L?iia line of our hnsinese, and Lherefore can offer greater indncements and
will iMnviiiCM jtr.y one thal we. will sell them C?rpete, Mattings and Oil Cloths j aa L-aa
e!ii-?p HH Angusbi.
SHOT and POWDER.~I lmb'i*hL Shnl and Powder in large quantities, and can
pim ivihhing In buy bv Hie sack as cheap as Augusta.
A mopt eoiiipiefe assortment of Crockery, Tinware, Coopers'Ware, Hardware,
Saddlery. P-^rev Gr eerien, at ih?: lo-.v^nl possible prices
1 ; ?t* iak^n :i great deal of time ?rd can- in ihe ("election of my stock, and I
?.-in 'M r i?.irk,',?iiis l>ir Intyond any ever shown in Edgefield before.
. Then? its nn need for any one going !?? Augusta to buy goode, or there is no rea
^.iii why ?fcewi'l ; ti'?rd to e?!l .-?D entire L-i;l ol goods as cheap as Augusta,and weare
gOi'll.' ?4I 11?? ||.
You wiil nol )c?;ri iu \i-it of inepectior. I*, our Store.
E hjeSeM 0 H S C. Se,.t. 23 1835 . .,-.
"There Is Plenty of Room at the Top."
AND O TT JR AIM!
IB TO KEEP
The Best Shoes in Augusta
at the Lowest Prices!
20 ILoxiral Poi ni M fbi* C:? ia* HUI
1st. Wbmi you buy, yon want to buy
a Koori Shoo. Isn't thal no?
2d. WIIPII you buy a 8boe, you want a
ilonler i'> tell von Rxaelly xrliat a Shoe 1H.
?Mirt that ?<??
3rd. N. M. Moroney A Son novorinlH
repreHent a aline morely to hell it. Isn't
4lh. They represent tho oldest Shoo
IfoiiHO in AuKimta, Kxpeiienoe \H cer
tainly worth KonielJdllg. Isn't that so?
5th. flaving money to buy with, and
buying extensively for WLSII, and from
ntannfaetnrera, they KOI Ibo lowest pri
CON. Isn't that so?
(Uli. They aro good buyers. Isn't that
7th. Thoy aroenn?denUons naen. Iwi't
Rill. Thoy aro not Uko HOIUO dealers,
wanlinR to make fl barrel of money on
ono pair of Shoos. Isn't thal so?
9th. Thoy believe in tho low prolilsyH
tem. Isn't that so?
lOtb. N. W. Wurphay A Son aro the
only Shoo Doalors in Augusta Ibat hwy
an<l ?ell Nhoas exclusively for Cash.
Isn't that so?
11th. N TV*. Mtirphny .t Son aro the
only Shoo Doalor.4 in Augusta I list soil
imocial Shoes with tho pri?e marked
plainly on tho bottoms isn't that so?
12th. They nrlKinatod (hat ey ?-tem in
Augusta. Isn't that KO?
18th. N. W. Murphey A Hon are the
only Shoe Dealers in AugOstn Uiat sell
tho celebrated Jamos Means fa Shoe.
Isn't that so?
14th N. W. Murphey A Son are the
only Shoe Dealers in AugiiRta that sell
tho A. A. Buttle $2 60Shoe, ran't tbatso?
16th. N. W. Murphey A Son are the
only Shoe Dealers in Auguste that sell
the Great $2 09 Shoe, for lad I HM. Isn't
16t)i. They sell innre Shoes to Lhe peo
ple of Kdgeiield County than any other
Shoo House in Augusta. Isn't that po?
17th. N. W. Murphey A Son are better
known aa soiling a good Shoe than any
oilier Shoe House in Augusta. Isn't
Uth. If our goods were not satisfacto
ry tn the people, then our trade would
tall o tl'. Isn't that so?
Iflth. Rut the many imitators of our
system, and lhe rapid growth of our
trade, proves that our Kystom ls a good
one. Isn't that so?
20th. And we know that imitation is
the sincerest nattery. Isn'l that so?
Every wearer nf Shop? owen one big duty to himself, that is, either to
patrol:!/.* us or to Prtv wliir.li of tho above pointa is not well taken.
N. W. MURPHEY & SON.
Sept S. I8S5-10] 304 Broad SI., Augusta, diu.
WI1L1SS & CO.
HAVING TWENTY YEARS EXPERIENCE in handling COTTON, we
feel warranted in promising Batinfacunn to those who may favor ns with
(heir patronage. SPECIAL ATTENTION given to WEIGHING and
Consignments solicited. * [Aug 18. 188$,