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Edgefieid Advertiser
L0CAI2 BREVITIES.
There is much complaint of cut- j
worms in the gardens and corn
fields.
It's the longest headed clergy
men who preach the shortest ser-1
mons.
Never wait for a thing to turn
up. Go and turn it up yourself. It
takes less time, andris sur?r to ba
done.
The most skeptical and sour
visaged pessimist in our county
has no doubt now that fruit will
be abundant this summer.
Some of our local weather
prophets predict several frosts in
May. We remember one year that
frost occurred on the 7th of June.
Miss Cantelou, _pf Alabama, a
niece of our highly^esteemed fellow
'citizen R. Cantelou, Esq., is visit
ing friends and relatives in Edge
field.
"Papa's pants will soon fit
brother," is the first line of a new
song, and yet there is said to be no
literary or musical genius io this
country.
No, mother your boy is not|
wandering to-night. He sits in the
parlor, glued to the old arm chair ?
and Belinda s lips, and doesn't
caro a cent for Cleveland, cholera |
or orinoline!
95 cents on the dollar will
be paid for school checks at the
ADVERTISER office, provided you
area subscriber to the paper, or
become a subscriber when you
bring in your check.
Two pounds of cotton for one I
pound of bacon, next fall ; or 250 j
lbs. of bacon at 10 cents a pound
is worth a 500 lb. bale of cotton at J
5 cents a pounds, and it's a heap j
ensier and a heap cheaper to raise
the bacon.
Mr. W. G. Townes, son of the |
Hon. H. H. Townes of our county,
and who has been editor of the
Aiken Times for the past year, has
gone to New York to accept a posi
tion with Neal McDonald, of Wall
Street.
The oldest inhabitant says that j
we have had more wind in April
than in March, and that we have
had less rain in April this year
than during April of any ocher
year, not one good season in a
whole month.
The Trustees of Clemson College
at a meeeting last week, decided
to require all professors of the
college to report for duty by June
20th. The matter of the election
of a President was postponed till
the next meeting. It was decided
to open the college for the recep
tion of students on the 6th of I
July.
From all over the county we
hear that farmers are getting on
very well with their planting, but I
rain is much needed. If these ll
droughts continue to recur we
shall have to devise a system of |<
irrigation utilizing our numerous
streams to water gardens and
crops. Splendid rains since writing
the above.
The editor of the Sipton, Ga,
Gazette is hot for the blackberry
season. The following is from his
freezing pen: "Backward, turn
backward, O time, in thy flight ;
give us July again, just forgone
night ; gvie us mosquitoes "and
give VLB the flies, but turn on some
heat before every one dies : bring
back, our strw hat and good linen
pauts ; give us a chance !"
Next to sweet fresh butter as
a (Mgge?tible fat comes bacon,
which, when delicately broiled, is
as delicious as it is nutritious. It
is said to be the process or curing
that changes pork, which, in its
? fresh state, is so hard for a deli
cate stomach to assimilate. The!
fiber is so close that the digestive
fluids 'do not readily act upon it.
Mrs. Abel, who is an authority ou
the chemistry of foods says:
"Bacon has come to rival cod-liver I
oil as a cure for consumption."
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Graniteville Manu
facturing Compati y was held last
week, when it was shown that the
net earnings of the company for
year ending March 1 were $107,
020,21. A ten per cent dividend,
which is $60,000 on the capital
stock, was paid, and $42,000 were
expended for new machinery and
$6,000 for other improvement?.
The company own also the
Vaucluse Mill, which was built at
an expense of $361,513.24 out of
the profits of the Graniteville mill
The original capital was $600,000.
The total surplus March 1, 1893,
is represented by $684,034.17. Mr.
H. H. Hickman, of Augusta, is
president and manager of the
company.
Methodist Services.
Rev. G. G. Smith, pursuant to |
notice, is conducting a very pleas
ant, and it is hoped spiritually
profitable series of meetings in our
village Methodist Church. Three
services are held daily, at lia. m.,
aod 5 and 8 p. m. An immense
congregation attended on Sunday
last.
Iee Cream Saloon.
The ladies of the Baptist Church
will re-open their ice cream saloon
at the Hotel Edgefieid on Friday
of this week, the 5th of May m and
continue through the summer sea
son *very Friday afternoon and
night, as heretofore. The Hotel
Edgeiield. with its ample piazzas
and parlors, is an excellent place,
indeed, the place par excellence for
such enjoyable add delightful so
cial functions as the Baptist ladies
invariably make of their icecream
entertainments.
How to Make it Rain.
Dan Branson told Capt. DuBose
on Saturday last, that "he heard s
cock-partridge whistle Bob White
after sun-down of the night be
fore, Friday, and it will be raining
before day cracks on Tuesday
morning." Sure-enough it rained
on Monday night. ,Capt. DuBose
is now a convert of Dan's and
wants to catch that partridge, cage
him, and twist his tail and make
him whistle Bob White when rain
is needed. Dan says, furthermore,
that "it generally takes three days
for a partridge to bring rain, more
or less, however, according to the
dryness of the drought."
Edgefieid Oil Mill.
The Edgefieid Oil Mill property,
sold on Monday of this week,
brought $16,000. It was bought
by the judgment creditors, J). A.
Tompkins & Co., of Charlotte, N.
C., who, we have been infoimed,
will continue to operate it as be
fore the sale. The history of this
plant may be given in a few words :
It cost, approximately, ground,
buildings, and machinery, $60,000.
Of this amount $15,000 was sub
scribed by Edgefieid, $5,000 by
Charleston, and $5,000 by outside
parties. This made a cash sub
scription of $25,000, which was
expended for "the land and build
ings. The machinery, costing
about $35,000, was not paid for,
and for this debt the property was
sold. The mill has been in opera
tion for three seusons, '90, '91, and
'92, under the presidency of A. J.
Norris, Esq. The first and second
year it paid all expenses, and the
last year, not only paid expenses,
but also, a dividend of 10 per cent,
on the capital stock.
Memorial Day-Let It Be Observ
ed in Edgefieid.
MR. EDITOR: I notice in the
papers" that a number of our South
ern cities and towns have already
observed memorial day, and the
question naturally arises will
Edgefieid allow this year to pass
without publicly doing honor to
the memory of her Confederate
dead? In times past she ha? re
membered and celebrated in suita
ble services, with floral offerings
and loving hearts, the deeds of her
departed heroes.
Is the spirit that actuated such
observances dying in this town
and county? Recent years would
indicate that it is. This should
not be, and I charge and call upon
our noble women to see to it that
EI part of next Wednesday, the
10th inst., be set apart and de
voted to this holy purpose. It is
a, work of patriotic love and be
longs peculiarly to them. With
out meaning to appear officious
allow me to suggest, that the ladies
of the town surrounding country,
and county, if possible, meet at
the Methodist Church on next
Friday afternoon, the 5th inst.,
ind make such arrangements for
fche observance of the day as their
good taste and judgment may
iictate. Prior to decorating the
graves, let a meeting be held in
the Baptist Church at which let
some one be invited to deliver an
iddress; and-extend an invitation
to all if the military companies of
the county to attend. The cause
is indeed a sacred one, and let old
Edgefieid observe the day in a
manner worthy of the memory of
her gallant sons who gave their
lives to their oountry's cause.
A LOVER OF THE CAUSE.
Edgefieid, S, C.
Mine Creek Dots.
MR. EDITOR : After experiencing
the hustling of last week's wind,
which was a rival for the Asiastic
simoon, we were in hopes that we
would have some rain, but, alas,
we were disappointed, and now the
clouds have left for parts unknown,
and sunshine and dust have blend
ed tog3ther and we have to do the
best we can.
Farm work is coming to a stand
still. Some are done planting,
and some just started.
Rev. N. N. Little preached at
Mine Creek on Sunday last.
MrXJ. C. Lewis's school at Pine
Grove closed on Saturday last.
There was a large crowd out, and
it was a grand feast, intellectually
and otherwise, to attend it. The
morning exercises were a general
review of the whole session's work.
The books which were reviewed
were as follows: Arithmetic,
Grammar, Geography, and His
tory. The claeses did exceedingly
well. They demonstrated that in
every particular they had been
trained well by their teacher, and
had been at their posts regularly.
After 8bout four hours at the class
bench they were dismissed for
noon. Another such a hustling
around for baskets ! and I never
saw a better repast served on such
an occasion. Everybody was well
pleased, and no one in a rush.
In the afternoon they had a con
test for the Demorest gold medal,
and other speeches of note. The
afternoon was opened by Mr. C. L.
Temples, who made a speech on
"Jimmie Butler," an Irish boy,
which was very laughable and en
taining.
Then came the contest. M?SB
Axie Story carried off the prize.
Mr. Jas. M. Chapman gave avery
amusing speech-a humorous po
litical speech-which would have
made you laugh till lay-by-time
We are glad to note that the peo
ple of the piny woods are enthused
about education. Old Pine Grove
with its model teachers has become
famous as a country school.
Mr. Thos. Whittle was disturbed
last Sunday by the breaking of
one of hi window panes while
lying down. Getting excited at
the fuss he jumped up and behold
there was a hawk lying flat of his
hack on the floor. He said that
he jumped right on the gentleman
and mashed his life out. That
was the way to clean him up, was
it not?
JOHN BLAKE.
Mine Creek, S. C.
I The Philosopher's Stone, Pay as
You Go?-Keep Your Expenses
Down Below Your Income.
MR. EDITOR: The following
seems to be the regular schedule
of many farmers in Edgefield
county from year to year without
change :
First, in March or April they go
! down to the village to make ar
rangements with The Farmers
I Bank or The Edgefield Bank to get
I enough money to run them during
the year, giving endorsements or
! mortgage and liens to secure pay
I ment. For this money borrowed
they pay 11 per cent, interest, more
interest than they can make on
their farms with their shiftless
way of managing them.
Well, having secured their
? money they return home with
their little one-horse or two-horse
wagons loaded with bacon, corn,
flour, and syrup, all of which they
could have made at home for lesa
than it coats them. Having reach
ed home they unload, cock their
legs np against the side of the
house, and the old woman cookiug.
eat and eat and eat, sending the
nigger to the field to work, who
plants, works and gathers in his
own trifling way ; and so it con
tinues until the gathering season,
when, having picked and ginned a
couple of bales of cotton he goes
down to Edgefield and settles up
his note at the bank, or a part, as
the case may be. Makes a little
corn, perhaps enough to run him
till planting time, and so it goes
from year to year, no change or
shadow of turning.
How easy to remedy all this, by
sowing oats early in the fall on
good land, and planting plenty of
corn in March or April. I am a
one-legged Confederate soldier, but
have never failed to make some- r
thing over and above a living c
every year, never very much, but T
always something.
The secret of success in farm
ing is first, to make provisions for a
family and stock then as much y
cotton as possible ; second, to keep \
your expenses below your income f
if only one cent. You may find it 0
hard to do for the first year, but
after that it is easy and gets to be
a habit. The difference is just t
this: The man who makes ten g
dollars and spends nine dollars and
ninety-nine cents is contented and f
happy; the man who makes ten \
dollars and spends ten dollars and
one cent is miserable.
Pay as you go and if you can't
pay don't go.
JAS. MINER.
Self P. O., S. C.
Delightful Trip to a School j
Exhibition.
MR. EDITOR: On Friday even- f
ing, April 28th, the writer accom- I
panied by three Edgefield boys, j
witnessed the closing exercises of f
the Fruit Hill High School. We f
left the village about6 o'clock and c
after two hours drive reached the t
beautiful little building. A stage t
had been erected just on the out- t
side, handsomely decorated with a
all kinds of evergreens and flowers li
of almost every variety, together a
with numbers of lovely lanterns, a
We regret exceedingly that we c
cannot publish the programme, c1
but due to our neglect we failed to v
secure one. While this is true we r
can truthfully say, Miss Cogburn, s
the amiable and accomplished s
teacher, deserves great credit and if
praise for the elegant taste dis- r
played in arranging this enter
tainment. In all of our experience, f
we have never before seen such a 3
multitude of beautiful and intelli- (
gent little girls, and the boyB, c
some of them almost young men, (
acted their parts perfectly, and c
we wish for them, as we see their i
handsome faces before us, all the 1
success possible in their future 6
undertakings. }
The exercises were concluded by j
singing "God be with you till we (
meet again," by the entire school.
After which a collection was taken
up for the benefit of the band, i
after this we enjoyed a very pleas
ent but short reception.
One of our favorites was very '
highly entertained by the sweet '
music of a little Bird. We Judge 1
they often sing on moonlight
nights.
We tender Mr. and Mrs. Kinard
our most sincere thanks for the
kind hospitality at their home on
our return to Edgefield.' <
L. (
Edgefield, S. C.
Dots from Dennys.
MR. EDITOR: The farmers of
this section are moving on very
nicely, almost through planting.
A large corn crop has been plant
ed. We had a nice shower of rain
on the night of the 20th ult., but
the high wind the day following
soon dried off the land, and grain
ie needing it now almost as badly
as ever.
The writer made a flying visit to
Newberry two weeks ago, and saw
3ome fine fields of wheat. Some of
the farmers had cotton up, and
some just putting it in.
Mr. L. D. Riley has two fields of
?ery fine wheat.
The Second Quarterly Confer
ence^ for the Saluda Circuit con
vened at old Bethany on the 4th
Saturday and Sunday. Rev. Mr.
Campbell, the Presiding Elder,
preached three able sermons. On
Saturday morning he preached
rrom 1 Sam. 16:7. Sunday mora
ng his text was : "A little leaven
eaveneth the whole lump," he
?ompared "a little leaven" to a
ittle sin leading on to greater.
Sunday evening he preached from
,he text : "The way pf the trans
gressor is hard." The church was
srowded, and every one enjoyed
lis excellent sermons. An old
jentleman who had been both a
3aptist and Presbyterian said they
vere the best he ever heard.
The children will have "their
lay" at Bethany the 1st Sabbath
u May ; Butler the 2nd ; Zoar the
?rd; and Emory tho 4th. Get your
nite boxes ready, children.
Rev. Mr. Whitaker the pastor of
Abbeville Circuit, who served this
iharge in 1891, preached at Butler
?n the 5th Sunday.
The health of the community is
rerygood, with the exception of
?ad colds. M.
Denny, S. C.
Dots from McKendrees.
MR. EDITOR : The farmers here
,re all engaged on their farms,
>lantic/g cotton, and working out
heir corn which is growing finely,
kain is looking well considering
he dry and windy weather we
lave had for a month past, When
viii the much needed rain come?
Capt. A. J. Fermenter says he is
;oing in for hog and hominy this
?ear, and raise cotton as a surplus
o fall back on. I am somewhat
ike the Captain: I believe the
uau that doesn't raise plenty of
om and meat will get left. You
rill have to beg somebody to buy
rour cotton next fall.
Our merchant, J. M. Shaffer, has
, handsome stock of goods on
land, and is selling thom at a very
ow price. Mr. Shaffer ii the faith
ul and efficient superintendent of
ur Suuday-school, and exerts
very effort for its success.
Children's Day will be cele
brated at McKendrees the third
Junday in May.
Rev. A. B. Watson is our faith
ul and beloved pastor. May God
(less his labors among us !
Miss Dora Dorn is our admired
.nd accomplished organist.
SLICK.
McKendree, S. C.
$40 Found.
MR. EDITOR: California is a
ovely country, the sick get well,
he poor get rich, cyclones and
rosts are practically unknown. A
lundred to three hundred dollars
?er acre is made each year on
ruits with irrigation. The Cali
brnia Land and Water Exchange,
if Dayton, 0., control large quan
itiee of land in California which
hey plant, cultivate, pay taxes for
en years, paying you $40 per acre
.s your part of the profit, they
:eeping the balance for the care
,nd cultivation. They give an
,cre of land away with each four
ertificates. All they ask you to
io is to pay for the irrigation,
?mich can be done in small pay
uents each month. They will
end you the names of ninety per
ons who last year received from
125 to $500 on one year's invest
oent. President Harrison says,
'Half of the good things of Cali
ornia have not been told." The
?on. Jeremiah Rusk says, "Truly
California is a poor man's para
lise." To five-acre holders the
California Land and Water Ex
ihange, of Dayton, 0., give a free
?eturn ticket to view the property.
>Vhy should any one be poor when
?uch a chance remains open and
/ou do not have to do any labor or
vork, to get the profits and do not
lave to leave home. Write them
;o-day and get full particulars.
A CALIFORNIAN.
A revivifying of nature's latent
'orces, occurs every spring. At this
;ime, better than at any other, the
jlood may be cleansed from the
lumors which infest it. The best
md most popular remedy to use
:or the purpose is Ayer's Compound
Extract of Sarsaparille.
The Alumni Association of the
South Carolina College propose
aaving a conference of the Alumni
md former students of the South
karolina College in Columbia on
May 18th, at 10 o'clock a. m.
NEW SPRING ID SUMMER GOODS !
We have now opened and have ready for exhibition our entire
stock of Spring and Summer Goods, which is by far the largest and
most attractive stock of goods that we have ever shown, and we don't
hesitate to say the best and most desirable stock of goods ever shown
in Edgefield. We have given special care in the buying of our stock,
and know that we have bought it under very favorable circumstances.
We feel confident that we will satisfy any one who will give us an op
portunity to do so.
DRESS GOODS.
We have given a great deal of time to the selection of our Dress
Goods, and can show an immense stock at prices that will astonish any
one. All of the latest shades in Serges, Henriettas, and all of the other at
tractive styles of Dress Goods. We can match any of them in trimmings.
Satines, from cheap ones to the most beautiful French Satines. These are not
only fashionable, but make such serviceable dresses. Our Pineapple Tissues
are perfectly lovely and we are selling them at 10c. These are sold every where
at 15c. See them, te be convinced of their beauty.
Prints, first-class quality and beautiful patterns, at 5c.
Our 5c Challies are not only good quality, but the patterns are remarkably
lovely.
Ginghams at 5c yd. Never before has any one sold Ginghams at 5c. Our
10c Ginghams are lovely.
And our 12}?c Zephyrs are as pretty as can be bought anywhere for 15c.
WHITE GOODS
In this department we can show the finest and best assortment ever :
brought to Edgefield, consisting of India Linens, Nainsooks, Mulls, Checked "
Muslins, Masalias, etc., etc. 40 pieces India Linen at 10c, sold elsewhere at 15c.
PANTS JEANS, Cottoi?, ai Cassim.
Large stock of these goods. For 10c as good quality as can be bought any
where for 15c; and all the better grades at equally low" prices.
SHEETING, BLEACHING, BEDTICKING
10-4 Bleached Sheetings at 20c. Full yard-wide bleaching, good quality, at
7c yd. Bed Tickings, from very cheap ones to the best feather ticking.
TOWELS .
Our 5c, 10c, 15c, 20c, and 25c Towels cannot be surpassed anywhere. Large
stock of Turkish Bath Towels from 5c and up to 20c for one that is really cheap
at 35c.
TABLE I/IN EN8.
Full stock, very cheap. Large assortment of Table Oil Cloths.
HANDKERCHIEFS,
A regular 15c hemstitch Lady's Handkerchief for 5c. The largest stook of
Handkerchiefs ever shown. Gents' Hank?rchiefs that would be cheap at 25c,
we are selling a $1.50 per dozen. This price by the dozen only.
Hamburg Edgings & Insertions,
In both Jaconet and Swiss quality, from 3c yd to the most lovely patterns.
Our stock of these goods is far superior in quantity, quality, and price to any
thing we have ever shown before. See ours before buying even if you don't
wish but one yard.
China Silks.
A large assortment of lovely China Silks, in beautiful shades for evening
dresses, at 40 and 50c.
JF* A. 3NT S .
Endless variety at attractive prices.
WINDSOR TIE:?.
p
Magnificent display of beautiful Windsor Silk Ties. For 15c one that is
worth 25c; and for 25c one that would be cheap at 35c.
RIBBONS.
Our stock of Ribbons is now complete. It includes a large collection for
both millinery and dress trimmings, in black, white, and every conceivable
shade, in all widths.
LACE 8 .
Laces of every description, in all widths. All at lower prices than ever
before sold.
BLAZERS.
In lovely light colors, exquisite quality of goods, made in the latest style,
at very moderate prices.
SCRIM. 1
Scrim at 5c, that would be cheap at 10c.
St?OES. St?OES.
The largest and most complete stock of Shoes that we have ever shown.
We are prepared to do the largest business in Shoes that has ever been done
in Edgefield. We know that we will save any one wishing shoes some money,
if they will give us a call, and we believe that we can save them 25 per cent.
All we ask is an examination of our stock of Shoes, Babies, Children, Boys,
Misses, Ladies, and Men. From common to the finest Zeigler Shoes. We have
given a great deal of care in having our Shoes made, and will sell you Shoes
that we are willing to guarantee, and you take no risk in buying from us. A
complete line of the celebrated Zeigler Shoes in all styles. $2.00 for Shoes that
are worth $2.75. A full stock of beautiful Slippers.
To do justice to onr immense stock of goods in an advertisement,
is impossible, It is necessary to see them to realize how many beau
tiful goods we have and what extraordinarily low prices we are asking
for them. We can convince anyone who will give us an opportunity,
that such a stock of goods was never seen before in Edgefield, and we
can do better for you than Augusta. We will prove it to you if you
will come to see us. We fear no competition.
ALVIN HART & CO.,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
G. B. COURTNEY,
DEALER IX
Wainui, Oak, Maple, Poplar, PineLumber,
Rorasrh or Dressed.
- MANUFACTURER OF -
MOULDINGS, of all Kinds,
WAGONS, BUGGIES,
FURNITURE, of all tods.
GENERAL REPAIRS
HST ALL ITS JBKASTCIHIIES.
updolsrerloQ BQD Bepalnfiiig
A SPECIALTY.
AU
Work Guaranteed.
1S/L& EL Trial
G-.B. COURTNEY,
Corner Trenton and Columbia Streets.
ELGEFIELD, C. H., - S. O
18931 1S03 ! 18931
SPRING AND SUMMER.
J. M. eOBB'S,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Shoos, Clothing and Hats.
OXJR SHOES.
Our Shoe stock comprisas both useful and ornamental goods.
Latest novelties in Boots, Oxford, Opera Slippers, Blucker Ties in
Slack and Tan Colors. Buy our Standard Screw, Wax and Patent
3alf Brogans from 90/ to $1.50. Calf Congress and Balmoral Shoes
br Gents, at $1.25 and $1.50. We carry the finest line of Gents
Standard Screwed Goods, also Ladies French Kid Buttoned Boots and
)xford Ties m Black, Tan and Chocolate Colors. Beautiful line of
Childrens' goods. Bay "J. M. Cobb's" $1.50 and $2.00 Ladies' Boots.
OX TR HAT8.
Our Hats in fur, felt, wool, and straw goods are beautiful and
lomplete-remember wo carry the celebrated Elk and Stetson goods.
OUR CLOTHING.
Don't fail to examine our Clothing Stock bet?re you buy. We can
ave you money in "Tailor-Fit." Good suits from $1.25 to $25.00 best
ine of Gents' Negligee Shirts, unlaundried and full dress Shirts,
iandsome novelties this season in Gents' Colored and Fancy Percale
md Marsailles Shirts.
Our goods will be sold on SMALL PROFITS for CASH only.
J, M. COBB,
Edgefield, S. C.
The Lost Boy.
[P JOHN R. BUCHANAN, who left
L his home in Chester, S. C., on 4th of
November last, will only make known
o his father his whereabouts and con
lition, he will greatly relieve the
uspense and anxiety about him, and
ie will not be interfered with.
JOHN H. BUCHANAN,
Chester, S. C.
1893.
Harper's Bazar.
ILLUSTRATED.
Harper's Bazar is a journal for the
tome. It gives the fullest and latest
nformation about Fashions, and its
lumerousl illustrations, Paris designs,
nd pattern-sheet supplements are
ndispensable alike to the home dress
naker and the professional modiste.
Jo expense is spared to make its
rtistic attractivness of the highest
rder. Its bright stories, amusing
omedies, and thoughtful essays satisfy
ll tastes, and its last page is famous
s a budget of wit and humor. In its
reekly issues everything is included
p-hich is of interest to woman. The
erials for 1893 will be written by
Valter Besant and Edna Lyall.
Christine Terhunr Herrick will fur
lish a practical series, entitled "At
he Toilet." Grace King. Olive Thorne
tiller, and Candack Wheeler will be
requent contributors, The Work of
romen in the Columbia Exposition
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