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This is Carnival week in Colum
Delightful showers on Monday
afternoon and nighl.
Time will change everything but
a counterfeit dollar.
The oats have stretched up pow
erful since the last rain.
Dr. Jos. H. Jennings, of the
"Westside, was in town on Monday.
How about the enforcement of
tho vagrant law by our town coun
The cool mornings of last week
put the cutworms on the rampage
. The Wel?h are greater Bible
readers than any other race of
Ybu can sometimes tell when a
man begins to backslide by his
W. T. .Hoffman has the finest
Irish potatoes in town. We had
to take his word tor it.
Cotton choppers are in great
demand and the stands through
out the county generally are fair.
The ADVERTISER Job Office doe-*
all kinds of job printing. Send
UB your orderp. Satisfaction guar
The law of the State permits
any school district to levy an extra
tax to the amount of 2 mills for
the support of the schoofs.
Senator Butler has appointed
Representative Dan C. Cooper of
Marlboro, his private secretary,
vice Carroll Brooks, resigned.
There is this good to be said of
. the cheap silver dollar. If a man
sees one lying in the street he
won't pass it for sixty-five cents.
The directors of the Edgefield
Oil Mill held a meeting on Mon
day of this week, probably the last
under the present organization.
Abraham's bosom is probably
not crowded. The man on the
scaffold who says he is going there
as soon as he is choked may go to
some other place.
The Three C's road was sold at
auction in Charleston last Tues
day week, by order of the United
States court. It was bid in by the
bondholders for $5,000,000.
To Mr. N. D. Bodie, of the grad
uating class at Newberry College,
we return thanks for an invitation
to attend the commencement exer
cises at that popular institution of
learning. ; !
Mr. Gwaltney, should he accept
the call of our village Baptist
church and of this*there is scarcely
a doubt, will with his family board
with Dr. Prescott until he can
build a house of his own.
T. B. Crews of Laurens has been
appointed postmaster at Laurens,
at a salary of fourteen hundred
dollars. This is the first appoint
ment President Cleveland has
made in South Carolina.
Mr. G. B. Courtney has sold hi?!
machinery and plant to Messrs.
W. F. Dobey and J. J. Bell who
will coutinue the same business at
the same stand with the addition
that they will contracc to build
houses when desired.
Uncle Bennet Holland says that
"George Lewis's mill" (in our
town) "makes the best meal he
ever saw and he has been eating
meal sixty years, or thereabouts
and has tried all kinds of mills
and all kinds of meal."
Or. Monday afternoon pf this
week Dr. J. W. Hill was called to
attend Dr. C. M. Burckhalter of
the West side. Dr. Burckhalter
has had an affusion of blood on
the brain from the rupture of a
. blood vessel and grave results are
apprehended as this is the second
We are under obligations to B.
W. Crouch, a junior at Wofford,
for an invitation to attend the
commencement exercises at that
noted institution. We notice on
the invitation card that Edgefield
will have quite a conspicuous place |
on that occasion, Mr. W. W. Wat
son being chief marshal, and
Messrs. B. W. Crouch and M. L.
Banks being two of the debaters in
the joint debate between the Cal
houn and Preston societies.
The following has been given out
by the management of. Clemson
Agricultural college as the best
plan for making a second crop of
Irish potatoes :
Our experience and observation
is, that as a general rule, the sec
ond crop is best both as to size
and keeping qualities, and for seed
the next year. The great difficulty
is in getting a stand early enough
for the plant to maturo before
frost. This can usually be had (a)
by bedding ouf the small potatoes
just after digging, as you would
sweet potatoes (except the manure)
and keeping the bed damp, (d)
Spread the potatoes close together
on an even surface, cover two to
three inches deep with hay, straw
orpine needles. On this put two
or three inches of soil and keep,
damp, (c) Spread in the shade
where the morning sun only can
reach and let them lio till thsy
turn green and begin to sprout.
In any case, plant only whole
potatoes and not until the eyes
show signs of germination. Cover
very shallow, say half-inch to ono
inch and. cover deeper after the
sprout has grown. y
What is claimed to be the p!
used by Daniel Webster on
farm at Marshfield will be seul
the World's Fair. The chair Dar
used to sit in while bis mau ^
plowing ought to be sent ah
Mr. James G. Bailie, the vt
known carpet dealer of Angus
died at his residence^in that c
on Wednesday, in the 74th year
his age, after a long illness. I
-Bailie had been prominent, in I
mercantile business in Aigui
for many years, and was higl
Maj. William Strother, an c
and highly esteemed citizen, di
athis home near Big Creek in tl
county, on the 8th of this mon
Five car-loads of Edgefield c
ored people left the Cumberla
Gap depot for Columbia last S;
urday morning-purpose of th*
The Y. M. C. A.'s of our to
are going to have a big excursi
to Charleston on th9 23rd. It's
be the grandest affair of the ce
tury, second only to the Columbi:
requests us to state that certificat
to teach have been filled out ai
signed and are ready for deliver
Parties entitled thereto will plea
call in person or send order for tl
same. They cannot be sent I
Board of Control.
Gov. Tillman has appointed
W. Hardy. D. R. Durisoe, and '.
W. Reese to constitute the boai
of control for Edgefield count
You couldn't find three firmi
spirited gentlemen in the count;
but they are powerful poor judg<
of good spirits.
Dr. Gwaltn6y Called.
At a business meeting of oi
Baptist church last Sunday mon
ing Rev. L. R. Gwaltney of Athen
Ga., was called to preach for th;
congregation for life, at a salary c
$1200 a year. We understand ale
that Dr. Gwaltney has been offere
the charge of our high school s
the expiration of the present set
Joined the Church.
As a result of Dr. Smith's preach
iug in the Methodist church sevei
children joined last Sunday-Cor
rie Alice Jackson, Bessie Le
Ouzts, Helen Louise Sheppard
Elise Fraser, a daughter of Mri
B. E. Nicholson, and a daughte
and son of Mr. A. R. Nichol soc
Several other children have ex
pressed their intention of joinin,
the Baptist church.
Rev. W. S. Jacobs,a recent grad
uate of the Presbyterian Theologi
cal Seminary, Columbia, will b
installed next Sunday as pastor o
our village Presbyterian Church
Several distinguished divines wil
be present on that occasion. Rev
J. 0. Lindsa;/, D. D., will preacl
and propound the constitutiona
questions ; Rev. H. C. Fennel wil
deliver the charge to the peoph
and Rev. J. W. McClure will deliv
er the charge to the pastor, witt
Elder Dr. T. S. Blake. Alternates
Rev. J. G. Henderson, Rev. G. G
Mayes, Rev. T. C. Ligon and Eide:
L. W. White.
Two True Loves.
Our young friend Ransom Pad
gett, assistant cashier of the Farm
ere' Bank, left Edgefield this Wed
nesday, morning for Lexington
Ky., where he goes to take a cours<
in the Business and Commercia
College of that place. At our en
treaties to be a good boy while
gone, Ransom pulled a sinai
pocket Bible out of jbis vest pocke
and showed us. We turned ov?]
the leaves and soon diRcoverec
folded carefully between them twc
locks ot hair, but of different colon
-one, dark brown, and one of a
golden hue, as yellow as the apple*
of Hesperides. Ransom promised
j to be a good boy, to read his little
I Bible, 6ay his prayers, and come
i back to his own two true loves.
Mr. & M. Yarborough, lives
near Dennys on the baluda side of
the county. On last Wednesday
week, after the terrible rain of that
day, he went out on his farm to
ascertain the extent of the washes.
Taking down a hill-side ditch
which he had recently cut, he fol
lowed it to its emptying place;
here he saw something glistening
in the sand, which upon examina
tion proved to be money, an old
Spanish coin. Looking around he
picked up several other pieces. Of
course he was amazed at this find,
but didn't lose his head, and at
once put on his studying cap, and
studied it out in this wiso: This
money at the end of this ditch
must have washed down here, and
if so there's more where this came
from, and I'll go back up the drain.
Accordingly, he started back up
the ditch, examining the ground
closely as he went along. After
walking about fifty yards, he dis
covered, more than half buried in
the ground, a pot, flared out at the
top like an old molasses *boiler,
seemingly of lead or pewter and
holding a half bushel. This pot
was full to the brim, except for the
few pieces that had been washed
down the ?itch, with gold and sil
ver coins, Spanish coins of date
one hundred and thirty years
back. Ono of those gold coins was
as big as a biscuit and had $100
stamped on it, but the most of the
coins were of silver. We get these
facts from reputable gentlemen
living in the neighborhood. We
saw one of the coins ; it was dated
1732, and had "Philip" V. of Spain
in Spanish on one side, and "John
nie get your hair cut" in English
on the other.
Revival of Grace.
The following resolution was
passed by the Union meeting of
the First Division, at Mountain
Creek Church, April 29th ult::
Resolved, That it ia the sense of
this Union that a wide-spread re
vival of religion is now sadly
needed throughout Edgefield
county, F,nd that we covenant to
gether to pray for a gracious work
of grace to begi& throughout our
county this year. Also that we
ask all Christians to unite with us
and fervently pray for the same.
More Sinned. Against Than
MR. EDITOR : I beg leave through
the columns of the dear old AD
VERTISER to correct * very grave
mistake published by the Edge
field Chronicle and Edgefield
Farmer some months ago, stating
that Haile Holson, ascertaining
that Mr. W. JJ. Bamberg, his late
employer, was in the iiabit of
carrying large sums of money on
his person, planned to rob him and
was foiled in the attempt, and that
he afterwards contented himself
with stealing his horse and buggy.
That he made no attempt to rob
him of money, we have Mr. Barn
berg's own written testimony;
stating that only a few nights be
fore Haile left his home in com
pany with Duboise, he had every
opportunity to have robbed him of
$445, as he roomed with him that
night in Blackville, saw him count
the money, put it in his pocket,
and bang coat and vest on the bed
post, which bed they both occu
pied. Mr. Bamberg further states
that he saw nothing bad in Haile
during his stay with him of one
month and eleven days ; that he
was apparently a good boy, kind
hearted and faithful to his duties,
and did all in his power to please ;
and that the night he left his
home in company with Duboise
was the first wrong he knew of him.
He did a grievous wrong in the
way he left Mr. Bamberg, and for
that was sentenced to one year in
The Governor ever ready to help
the suffering and penitent com
muted the sentence to count}' im
prisonment at his mother's expense,
and she was only too glad to keep
him from falling any lower.
Those who committed him to
jail, and those who know all the
circumstances are confident that
he will soon be pardoned, and are
doing all they can to further that
May success and prosperity ever
attend this popular old paper,
which is slow to wrong any human
being, more, especially one of its
"Please Don't Be Ruf on Rats."
The following letter, received
by School Commissioner Daven
port, we publish just as written,
spelling, punctuation, and all,
omitting only the signature at tho
DEAR SIR: I was Examined be
fore the Board on the 22 of April
and have not yet received any
thine:, please Enform me what
the Trouble is as I have been Ex
amined Several times and have
Never failed at any time to receive
I am a compatant teacher Every
one that knows any thing about
me tiays that! Every where I
have teached the People wants me
again begs me stay not leave them,
but I has taken up School at Lib
erty Spring where the People have
been begin and teasing me for
some while to teach, I donot hunt
Schools nor Ask for them. They
hunt me, I never inquire of a
School in my life, for I never haJ
the chance todo that! Just as
Soon as I was Examined and ?e
ceived a Certificate Several years
ago from Mr Lott, the People^was
proud of it and offered me a School,
if a Man does his duty in School
he will never have to Ask for a
Dear Sir I know not the trouble
unless you think I should have
added more to the Answers, of
which I thought to Answer in a
Short w..y was suficient. and I had
but a short while to Ans.- them,
you See if I had no knowledge of
books I could not have Answered a
Single question, but I Answered
them. Please don't be ruf on Rats !
dont Expect mo to know books by
heart before I can teach them!
Dear Sir I do Earnestly beg you to
not think that 1 am writing
through any contempt or inde
pendents, of my own but will ask
you not to do that forme others
have not, that is to deny me a cer
tificate ! Ask Capt. T. C. Morgan
of my education and he will tell
you that I am compatant. now as
you are not taking me in on trial I
have already been tried and found
true. Send 2nd Grade Certificate
to me than you will have dis
charged your Dut}'.
I remain your servant,
you will please remember that
not a word I has spoken is for
Animosity or contempt. I beg
your favor in this matter, if you
knew me you would favar me, as
Quick as you would your self I
dont mean by favar to Send me a
certificate when I am not compa
rant to teach but do mean that
this is not tho first, and by doing
So you will only do what all others
does you know, or have you
thought of what abad thing dis
apointment is? So this is your
first in ofiice and God Grant that
it may be your first to Favor,
Rather than to be your first to dis
apoiut. So I will close by saying
that I will certainly look for the
Money in Hoers.
We have before called attention
to the value of hogs and urged
upon our farmers the value of
raising their own meat. There
are two classes of farmers who
have had a couvincing lesson on
this subject this season-the ones
who had to buy their meat, and
those who had hogs to sell. The
former have doubtless wished
they had followed the oft iepeated
advice of the press, and the latter
have jingled the money in their
pockets with solid satisfaction.
The LeGrange Graphic some
time ago gave the figures on two
hogs killed by M. A. B. Handley,
as follows: "One weighed 404
pounds and the other 362 pounds
net, the two weighing 766 pounds,
and worth, at the price meat is
now selling, $84.26.
The pigs were seventeen months
old, and the cost of rasing and
fattening them was only nominal
being fed on slops,waste milks and
such other stuff as would other
wise have been wasted uutil the
time of fattening to kill. Twenty
three gallons of beautiful lard and
seventy-five pounds of as good
sausage as a tooth wts ever stuck
in, were part of the proceeds of
the pigs. These pigs have made
Mr. Handley independent of the
short hog crop of the West, and he
has'shown what our hogs cat be
made to do with the right sort o'
attentiou. 1} pays to raise hogs in
Just along these lines is inde
pendence fot the farmer of the
South. The farmer whose smoke
house is full of meat, whose crib
is full of corn, and whose barns
are full of hay, while he has
plenty of cows to furnish- milk
and butter, and a good horse or
mulu or colt, or two, .coming on to
take their places in the plow when,
the older animals give out, can be
very independent of the price of
cotton and most other things. He
can live in clover without hurrying
his cotton to market and selling
when T ices are low. He can take
his own time about selling and
sent it to market only when it will
pay to do so; and he can afford
to sell at a prioe which his neigh
bor cannot who has everything to
The Cost of a Pound of Cotton.
Farmers talk much about the
cost af making cotton. Very few
of them know what it does cost.
Set aside an acie of fair laud and
charge that acre with every lick
of workjf rom preparation to selling.
.The expense accout will stand
about as follows :
One day, and horse, 1.25
Two sacks guano 5.00
Putting in guano and planting 75
Two bushels of seed, 5.00
Hoeing twice, 1.00
Rent for the acre, 2.00
Picking 1,000 pounds, 5.00
Cultivation with plant 2.0fj
Hauling to gin and toil, 1.25
Total cost $19.75
The estimate is that there will
be 1,000 pounds of seed cotton, or
333 pounds of lint and twenty
bushels of seed at 25 cents a
bushel.'^he cost of lint will be
be $14.15 of. The cost or nearly
A\ cents a p-^und. The money
outlay might bo reduced a little
by u-ing home-made manure, but
the above calculation will give
some idea of what cotlon costs a
Prescription tor Distemper in
The following prescription was
given me by a skillful veterinarian
some years ago, wden I "had a fine
young horse with a bad case of dis
temper,aud a Irage running acscess
on his throat. Its use was so quick
ly successful in curiug the distem
per that it should be generally
1st, Two ounces of chlorate of
potash in a pailful of water, and
give him all he will drink.
2nd, Powered opium 1 ounce.
2rd " aloes 1 "
4th " rhubarb 1 "
3th " nitrate potash 4 "
6th " sulphur 3"
Mix all well and put a table
spoonful of the'powder well bac*,
on the tongue four times a day.
Put flaxseed meal in hi? drinking
water. Keep the abscess open and
W. E. MASSAY.
THE MISSISSIPPI FLOODS.
Arkansas City in a Bad I ix, and
tue Worst Yet to Come.
ARKANSAS CITY, Ark., May 15.
The gauge readd 49.4 feet, a rise of
one-tenth iii the last twenty-four
hours and is swelling. The back
water in this city has risen five
inches in the last twenty-four
hours. There is every indication
of the flood being as high as last
year. The levees in this vicinity
are getting weaker, and many per
eons will be left in a destitute con
dition, as there has been no crop
raised in three years.
THE RIVER AT MEMPHIS.
MEMPHIS, May 15.-The river
here now stands as 35.2 feet, about
five inches below extreme high
water mark, and is still rising, but
a decline will probably set in by
Wednesday. The condition of the
levees below is still very serious,
and the result to a great extent de
pends upon the vigilence of the'
guards, Arkansas city is in a bad
fix, and water is running ovei all
parts of it.
Gantt vs. Jervey.
Solicitor Jervey has certainly
opened ;his mouth and put his
foot in it. When Haskell and
Richardson were holding their in
dignation howl in Columbia, Mr.
Jervey pranced to the front, and
nearly lifted the rafters from the
court house with bis imbittered
eloquence. He squiited a ten-inch
stream of gall and venom at Gov
ernor Tillman, and pleaded and
raved for just one opportunsty to
get at those Barnwell lynchers
and Ben Tillman's scalp. That
Denmark rapist was depicted as
a martyr, and the Governor of
our State a demon incarnate.
The negroes present were en
tranced with Jervey's harrangue,
and spiked it with such ejaculation
as:"Dat's de Gospel trufe ;" "Now
you'se shouting boss;" "Bless dat
ar mau-he's a honey;'' and other
terms [of approbation, Our im
pression was that were Jervey only
given the ropes in that latitude,
he'd fasten a ball and chain to the
leg of Gavernor Tillman, and have
the legislature pass a law making
it a peuitentiary offense for any
onrt to even confess that such
an offense as'rape is possible.
In the meantime, evidence
began to strengthen around that
mulatto martyr(?), and it was
soon settled beyond doubt that
Peterson was guilty of the heinous
crime for which ho paid the
penalty with his life. And as this
evidence began to strengthen, the
politicians who participated in
that indignation howl got sicker
and sicker. The * idea of white
men getting together with a mob
of negroes and weeping and
wailing and gnashing their teeth
over the merited fate of sucha
brutal scoudred as Peterson,
was more than the stomach of a
Southern white man could stand.
The leading howlers at once re.
lapsed into a state of innocuous
deseutude; and Jervey had just
comfortably crawled into the bot
tom of a hole and was about to
pull it in after him, when Gov
ernoi Tillman caught that Charles
ton. Solicitor by the nape of his
neck andjyanked him to the sur
face of this earth again, with
authority and orders to get to
work instanter and prosecute those
lynchers to the full extent of the
law, and he could give to the grand
Jury a bill of indmeut against the
Governor if he thought proper.
Now, this was the golden oppor
tunity that Jervey had so piteous
ly pleaded for a few nights before,
when he so electrified that crowd
of blacks with his eloquence ; and
and it was the general impression
that he would shuck his coat and
wade in. But shooting off y?ur
jaw and practicing what you preach
are two widely different avocations.
Had Governor Tillman tied a
pound of pecac to a hand-spike and
rammed it down poor Jervry's
throat, he would not have been
any sicker than when h? received
that answer to his Columbia prayer.
Jervey was no longer encouraged
by those applauding words, "Now
you'se shouting, honey" The more
he read the Governor's letter the
smaller he grew, until the Solicitor
felt like he could crawl though the
eye of a needle or skin cat on the
bill of a mosquito. There is a
bro .d chasm between gab and
duty. To orate through his Derby
in Columbia, and tackle those
Barnwell lynchers, wero two en
tirely separate and distinct
avocations. So Jervey begins to
crawfish, and back out. Since he
came to think over the matter, the
Solicitor had lost all relish to visit
Barn wei ll for thc ties that bound
him to Charleston were too strong
to be rudely broken. And then
again, suppose those lynchers
should take a a notion lo keep
their hand in practice by ex
perimenting on the chief o atur
at that Columbia howl? No; it
would neverjdo to come within lasso
distance of Denmark. In fact, he
had grave double obout his abitity
to do justice to the occasion, and
theiefore begged to be excused.
And here ends the farce, so far
the Charleston Solicitor is con
cerned. Oar prophecy is, that if
Governor Tillman gets Jervey in
Barnwell county, he will have to
order out the militia. 7/e feel
sorry for the poor fellow, but he
brought all of this trouble upon
himself, and has no. one to blame.
It will doubtless be a lesson to
him, and the ?next time he loads
up his jaw, will see that no re
porters are present to carry his
remaks to Tillman.
OUR BONDS ALL RIGHT.
The Supreme Court Decides
Columbia Journal Maj 15th.
The Supreme Court to-day ren
dered a decision as to the validity
of the new State bonds. The court
declarps them constitutional. The
title of the case was as follows :
"Edwin W. Robertson vs. B. R.
Tillman, as Governor, and W. T.
C. Bates, at Treasurer of the State
of South Carolina.
"This was an application to re
strain the defendants from issuing
bonds of the State to the amount
of $5,250,000 (0 the Baltimore
Trust and Guarantee Company
under the contract heretofore made
on tho ground that the act of the
General Assembly, approved De
cember 22, 1892, purporting to
authorize such issue, is unconsti
tutional and void."
The single question presented
was whether such act was uncon
stitutional as being in violation of
the requirements of Section 7,
Article IX, os the constitution of
the State and Article XVI of the
The court says that the material
inquiry is whether such bonds to
be issued under the authority of
said act will create any new or ad
ditional debt, as contemplated by
such sections of the constitution,
and holds that they will not do so,
but that the same are properly
issued under the powers of the
constitution. Section 10, Article
IV, for the redemption of bonds
previously issued and allows "such
provision in regard to the current
interests as may be found necespa
ry to accomplish the purpose in
Concluding that none of the ob
jections urged against the act can
be sustained, the court refuses the
injunction and dismisses the peti
The opinion was rendered bp
Chief Justiee Mciver and was fully
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Ode to the Hen.
Nebraska State Journal.
Of robin, and blue bird, and linnet'
spring poets write page after page;
their praises are sounded each min
ute by prophet, soothsayer, and sage;
but not since the stars sang together,
not since the creation of men, has
any one drawn a goose feather in
praise of the patient old hen.
All honor and praise to the singing,
that cheers up the wildwood in
spring; the old recollections oft
bringing joy, childhood, and that
sort of thing; but dearer to me than
the twitter of robin or martin or
wren, is that motherly cluck when a
litter of chickens surround the old
And her midwinter cackle, how cheery,
above the new nest she has made; it
notiiies hearts all aweary another
fresh egg has been laid; and when
the old bird waxes heavy, and aged
and lazy and fat, well cooked with
light dumplings and gravy, there's
great consolation in that.
Tho Great English Remedy.
Promptly nnd pormanont
ly cures all forms of Nc rvous
Weakness, Emissions, Sperm
atorrhea. Impotency and all
effects of Abuse or Excesses.
Feen proscribed over 35
years in thousands of cases;
ls tho only Reliable and Hon
est llcdicine known. Ask
druRRlst for WOOD'S PHOS
Before and After* TUODISE; If ho offers somo
mejore ana. ?ijicr. worthIcsg j^jeme In placo
of this, loavo his dishonest store, Inclose prlco In
letter, and wo will send by return malt. Price, ono
Jmcknoe 81; Six; $&. One will please, six -.rill cure.
'amphlotln plain sealed envolopo, 2 stamps.
Address THE WOOD CHEMICAL CO..
? 131 Woodward avenue, Detroit. Jiicn.
Sold in Edfreficld hy G. L. Penn & Sc?
GEE N WOOD COTTON MILL.
A Dividend of Seven Per Cent
Declared. The Labor Situation.
GREENWOOD, May 12.-The
annaal meeting of the stockholders
of the Greenwood cotton [mill was
held on the 9th instant. Capt.
W. L. Durst was re-elected presi
dent. The "old board, of directors
were also. The ini[l has declared
a dividend of 6 percent., payable
semi-annually,in'J"ily and January!
Mr. Durst says the earnings for
the .fest twelve months were con
siderably more, but are held as a
reserve, and that this month
closes the installment feature of
Arrangements have been made
to place additional machinery in
the mill, as it has never geen fully
equipped. There has never been
any trouble about getting [efficient
labor, as the locality is healthy,
and are there good tenement houses
for the operatives,who are required
to be of good moral character. The
difference in running time makes
loss of productian about 7 per
cent., which is the same as re
duction in hours of labor. A
majority of the employes would
prefer returning to former hours
rather than pay rent. Some say
the company should continue the
old pay without charging reDt,
which is the only change tho mill
has made in the wages matter.
There would probably be more
felling had the change come in
winter, while fuel had to be
Employment in this mill seems
to be-a stepping stone to something
better. An employe left here a
short time ago who was getting
$2.25 per day to take a job at
over $3, while another left this
week a $2 job to take a $3 position
in a Spartenburg county mill.
LYNCHED A MURDERER.
If This Had Been in South Caro
lina, What a Howl Would
Have Been Raised.
BEDFORD, Ind., May 15.--At
2:10 o'clock this morning a mob
of 100 men appeared before the
jail here and forced the sheriff
to give up the keys and took John
Terrell, who murdered Conductor
L. F. Price, at Seymour, from his
cell and hanged him in the jail
Terrell begged for his life His
appeals met with silence. The
lynching was conducted ina most
orderly manner, ' Terrell's cries
being the only sound heard.
After lynching their man the
mob requested that the' body not.
be taken drwn until daylight,
af tar which the mob dispersed.
Goneral Marion's Tomb.
Two bronze tablets and models
for the monument of Gen. Francis
Marion have arrived. The
ceremonies take place this [month,
and the occasion will be made a
very impressiva one. The tablets
and models were purchased from
the Henry Bonnard Bronze Com
pany * of New York, xhe freight
was paid upon them yesterday
by the comptroller General, it
amounting to $331. It will be re
membered that the last Legislature
authorized an appropriation for
repairing the tomb.
The gay young editor of the
Nashville Banner giddily remarks :
"Speaking of the World's Fair, it
will fare one well if he secure so
low fare to the fair, and good fare
when he gets to the fair, have fair
weather at the fair, get a fair view
of the fair, receive fair treatment
from the managers of the fair and
from the fair whom he may greet
with fair words, and finally give a
fair judgment of the fair. Hav"
ing fared fairly well, he can, with
fair mind, say farewell."
Your Uncle Ben Tillman seems
to be a natural born humorist. It
is difficult to down such a man.
He sits up all day with his friends
and all night with his'opponents.
Bills of Sale and Mortgages of
personal and real estate for sale at
the ADVERTISER office.
Subscribe to the Edgefield AD
Ladies Hats at Cobb's.
Ladies have you seen Jas. M.
Cobb's beautiful assortment of
Ladies and Misses Trimmed Hats.
Don't fail to see his millinery
goods. You can save money and
get the latest styles. _
cured by the
Tones the system,
makes the weak
will cure you.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Court of Common Pleas.
THE AMERICAN FREEHOLD
LAND MORTGAGE COMPANY
OF LONDON, (Limited)
C. 0. MAYSON.
PURSUANT to the * judgment of
foreclosure in this cause, I will
offer for sale at public outcry, before
the court-house, town of Edgelield
and State of South Carolina, on the
first Monday in June, 1893, (being the
5th day of said month) between the
legal hours of sale, the following: de
scribed mortgaged premises, to wit :
All that tract or parcel of land in
the County of Edgefield and State of
South Carolina, containing one hun
dred and seventy (170) acres, more or
less, bounded on the north, by lands of
Mrs. Sarah E. Lanier; east, by lands
Dr.R..C. Mayson; south, bylands of
Frances Yeldell and Catharine Lanier;
west, by lands of Susan E. Lanier.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, and
the balance on a credit of one year,
with interest from the day of sale.
Purchaser to give bond and a mort
gage of the premises to secure the
payment of the credit portion, or all
cash at the purchaser's option.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH,
Master E. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFiELn.
Court of Common Pleas.
THE LAND MORTGAGE INVEST
MENT COMPANY'S AGENCY OF
MASTERDON C. WOOD.
PURSUANT to the judgment of
foreclosure in this cause, I will
offer for sale at public outcry, before
the court-house, town of Edgefield and
State of South Carolina, on the first
Monday in June, 1893, (being the 5th
day of said month) between the legal
hours of sale, the following described
mortgaged premises, to wit:
Two hundred and eighteen (218)
acres, more or less, in Talbert Town
ship; bounded on the north, bylands
of James Freeman and Jesse Stone;
south, by lands of A. M. Talbert; east,
by lands of William Quarles; and
west, by lands of A. M. Talbert.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, and
the balance on a credit of one year,
with interest from the day of sale.
The purchaser to give bond, and a
mortgage of the premises to secure the
credit portion, or all cash at pur
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH,
Master E. C.
We are now ready with our Spring
line of CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS,
and GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
We have the best and most complete
line of Clothing that we have ever
shown, consisting pf
leis, BiftYoitta, Cites Snits.
Our Clothing is remarkably cheap,
considering quality of goods, fit and
We carry everything in Shoes that
is desired. We are selling Bay State
Shoes, which everybody knows to be
good. We also carry rf full line of
Hamilton Brown Shoes, that will give
perfect satisfaction. We ask the ladies
to call and see our immense stock of
beautiful SLIPPERS, which we are
selling very reasonable.
H A. T S.
All the latest styles in FELT and
STRAW, which weare selling cheaper
than can be bought in large cities.
Large assortment of NEGLIGEE
SHIRTS from 25? to very elegant
ones. A good WHITE SHIRT for
500. Also,beautiful PLAITED BOSOM
DRESS SHIRTS very cheap.
TVe carry a complete line of COL
LARS and CUFFS in the latest styles.
Our stock of NECKWEAR is un
questionably the nicest and cheapest
line we have ever shown. Beautiful
four-in-hand Ties for 25.c. Windsor
Ties from 5,c cents to 50,0.
We sell the Harris Wire Buckle Sus
penders, one of the best that is made.
UNDER VESTS, Etc.
A large lineof Summer Under Vests,
Hosiery, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, and
in fact everything a ulan wants.
All we ask of our friends is lo give
us a call. We will be glad to show you
our stock, knowing that weean save
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
I have just opened a stock of
beautiful Spring and Summer
Millinery at the old stand. Mr. W.
H. Turner's store, where I will be
pleased to see my friends and the
public. My stock consists of all
kinds of Millinery goods, Pattern
Hats and Novelties. The most
Beautiful Luina Hats,
Beef, Fort Sais? Mutton,
Always on hand at my market,
next to Mr. D; T. Gricc's Livery
Patronage of the public solicited.
Fair and square dealing in my
W. A. LIVINGSTON,