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'i Edgefield Advertiser
THUESBAY.JULY 20,1893.
LOGAn BREVITIES.
Oh, where'd you get that whiskey?
Oh, where'd you get that dram?
I got it from the 'spens'ry,
That John B. Davis man.
The average -sales of the Jipunty,
dispensaries are from $25 to $45
per day.
Cotton is still quoted at 7f and
8 cents in Augusta, that is the best
grades.
Miss Annie Ready, of Johnston,
is .spending sometime with Miss
Lilla Hill.
The right kind of a man always
learns something worth knowing
from a mistake.
Watermelons bid fair to be very
plentiful and cheap, but the peach
crop is reported short.
Miss Belle Clark, of Beech
Island, is visiting the family of
Mr. N. L. Branson.
Town Marshal John Scurry, wife
and baby, are taking a week's va
cation in the country at their old
home. .
Rev. Mr. Jordan, of Columbia,
preached in our Episcopal Church
last Sunday, the only morning ser
vice in town. .
Prof. Robert M. Kennedy, who j
formerly taught at this place, has
- been elected principal of nie Cam
den graded school.
Up in Newberry the coloredpeo
ple call the dispensary liquor,
"nigger foot." In Edgefield they
call it "good old dispense."
Dry all the apples you have no
use for, and bring them to the
village next winter and enable us
to have an apple pie occasionally.
- The McCormick News says : "We
are glad to report Dr. R. J.- Talbert
much better. He is now able to be
up and walking around the house!
Last Friday was the hottest day
we have had in Edgefield this year.
The thermometer indicated 96?.
At Columbia on the same day it I
/ was 102?.
The present sizzard may be in
tended by old mother nature as a
forerunner of the political sizzard [
of 1894, which is already begin
ning to siz.
Mr. E.' T. Matt ison, of Honeal
Path, Anderson county, has gone
f to Kirkseys, Edgefield county,)
where* he will be engaged in teach
ing during the summer.
Mr. Purvis J. Boatwrigbt, a pros
perous young merchant of Darling
ton, spent a short time iii Edge
r~~xT6Td-T88t week efl route from the
World's Fair in Chicago.
Mrs: -William Patrick Calhoun,!
nee Miss Gladys Boy kin, of At-1
lanta, Ga., is visiting her grand
mother Mrs. Caroline Abney. Lit
tle Marie Bovkin is also here. '
The sizzard continues to siz. On
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and?
Monday, the thermometer went up
as high as 100? each day in all |
creation, and 99? in Edgefield.
Will there- be a teachers5 insti
tute at Edgefield this summer?
Other counties are enjoying these
educational feasts, why not Edge
field 1 Will Commissioner Daven?
port look into the matter? .
The oldest inhabitant died at
his residence in our town at 12
o'clock on Friday night, the 30 h
of June. His name was Old Man
Rum. Just before he died he made
an ante-mortem statement in
which he said that Tillman killed
him by butting him to death with
a ramracker.
We rise to remark that School
Commissioner Davenport, of Lau
- rens county, is not a particle of
kith or kin to School Commissioner
Davenport of Edgefield county.
The difference between them is,
that the Laurens Davenport has
been raising the very old Ned up
there, but our Davenport (Belt)
a-i-n-*-t d-o-n-e i-t y-e-t, and he
v never will. ,
The Edgefield Rifles.
.The Edgefield Rifles have de
cided to have no barbecue this
year, but will be at Centre Spring
on the 27th of July, and as a body
partake of the hospitality of their
brethren in arms, the Light Dra
goons. There will be competitive
- target shooting between the two
.companies on that occasion and
other enjoyable features. * >
-V A Case of Destitution.
There is.in our town a case of
destitution that should be looked
after. A woman in want of the
necessaries of life is now dependent
on the kind offices of one family
alone, so we are informed. This
is too great a burden andi some
systematic relief should be insti
tuted. Sending money to christian
ize the bug-eaters of Boori boorah
, 'Gah is well, but to care for the
needy nearest our own doors is a
better and higher and holier
charity.
A Pea Picker.
Mr. Artie Watson has in vented a
wonderful machine which he calls
a pea Harvester. The machine has
two wheels and is intended to be
drawn by two horses, who walk-be
tween the rows. This harvester
clips the pea vin?s, draws them
into the machine, threshes them,
measures them in a half bushel
drawer attached, and cuts up the
hulls; and vines into bits -and dis
tributes them ove;- the field for
manorial purposes. Altogether, it is
a wonderful invention, and evinces
a high degree of mechanical . in
genuity and skil 1.
Mt-^??rl.illl'lilHI )' ii?q?.???^t?^r?^
Ropers Alliance.
Old memberB of this Alliance,
and other Alliances contiguous, are
requested to meet at Ropers X
Roads on the 25th of July, at 3
p. m^ for the purpose of reorgan
izing said Alliance.
To Increase the Flow.
~ A farmer writes to an exchange :
If you desire to get a large yield
bf rich milk give your cow every ?
day * water slightly warra and
slightly salted in which bran has
been^atirj^-#i?*jbj^ rate^of^ne,
qua^i?;two g^oixfe of waterson
will ?na, i? you Have"n?tTtrie?' this
daily practice, that your cow will
give twenty-five per cent, more
milk immediately under the effect
of it, and she will become so at
tached to the diet as to refuse to
drink clear water unless very
thirsty. But this mess she will
drink almost any time, and ask for
more. The amount of this drink
necessary is an ordinary water-pail
at a time-morning, noon, and
night.
Certainly Coming.
Mr. Gwaltney has written the
following letter to Mr. R. H. Mims,
clerk of our Baptist Church, which
settles the matter of his coming,
for good and all :
ATHENS, Ga., July 10,1893.
- MY DEAR BROTHER: On yeste:
day the First Baptist Church* of
Athens accepted my resignation,
and I am free to accept the call of
the Baptist Church at Edgefield,
S. C. This I do with feelings of
mingled joy and sorrow, joy that
I am going to the home of "long
ago,'- sorrow that I leave such dear
friends. y
The church and congregation
here have been very kind to me,
and have made every reasonable
effort to keep me in Athens, even
going so far as to say they would
build, nie a home and make it a
gift to rae if I would stay. You
and the dear friends of Edgefield
.must not wonder that the struggle
has been very painful to me. But
the final decision bas been made,
ar. d I am coming to you about th 3
first of September, the Lord will
inga
God grant that both parties may
"find this settlement greatly to the
usefulness and happiness of all
concerned. .
Truly and fraternally yours,
L. R. GWALTNEY.
Trenton. Alliance.
--.
An election of officers for Tren
ton Alliance, No. ^725, was held
July 15th, 1893, with the follow
ing result :
tS. M. Smith, President.
Dr. H. F. Manson, Vice-Presfd't.
C. A. Long, Secretary.
F. M. Warren, Treasurer.
J. B. Etheredge, Chaplain.
W. L. Quattlebaum, Lecturer.
N. L. Broadwater, Ass't Lecturer.
M. M. Padgett, Jr., Steward.
; W. P. Hamilton, Doorkeeper,
i M. DeLoach, As'st Doorkeeper.
holder.
C. A. Long, Business Agent,
bolds over until an election is held
for same.
C. A. LONG, Sec'ty.
All We Know About lt.
MR. EDITOR: In his speech at
Greenwood Gen. Gordon used some
peculiar words,, will you please tell
me what he meant by blackjack in
the following extract from his
speech,:
"When your heroes returned jag
ged and battle scarred, up to their
necks in ruin and destruction, they
did not then divide upon minor
and contemptible issues. They
Btood by Carolina when she was
needy, they never deserted her.
They stood in the glorious resur
rection ready to crown her. But
will you blot out the sun and moon
that lesser lights may shine? Will
you clip the wings of the mighty
eagle and pinion him in order that
the bats and-owls'.may soar aloft?
Are you going to pin down the
mighty oaks and tall cedars of
Lebanon that the black jack may
thrive?" .
SUBSCRIBER., ;
lt is claimed that by black jacki
the General moant nigger, and if
heroes up to their necks in both
"ruin and destruction" can Wad?
out and become "eagles," and then
again, in a pair of minutes, turn
into "mighty oaks and cedars of
Lebanon," tp;say nothing of -their
being both the ' sun nnoVthe moon,"
we do not see but that-a black jack
"mout" bea nigget-E?. ADVEB.
Union Meeting.
-- ?..-,
The Union Meeting of the 1st
i)i vi sion of- the.Ectgefieldi Baptist
Association wiri convene with Lit
tle Stevens Creek Church on the
fifth Saturday and Sunday in July
at 10 a. m.
Introductory sermon by Rev. P.
P. Blalock ; alternate, Rev. J. S.
Jordan. *
. Missionary ?ermon by Rev. J. L,
Ouzts ; alternate, Rev. J. P. Meal
ing.
The following queries will be
discussed :
What would be the permanent
effect of raising money for church
purposes, and other benevolent ob
jecta by church sales, hot suppers/
etc.? Discussion to be opened by
Sumpter Lewis and Julian Hart.
2. Should a church leave it to
the conscience of the individual
member to say how much he must
pay towards the pastor's salary?
Speakers, Dr. J. H. Self and R. T.
Strom.
s The following persons were ap
pointed to write essays on any re
ligious subject: Miss Lillie Faulk
ner, Mrs. Davis Padgett, W. A.
Strom, and W. J. Miller.
On Sunday afternoon the R?v. |
J. S. Jordan will address the Union
on the freedom of thought and
conscience, as held by Baptists.
J. T. WHITE, Mod'r.
W. HARLING, Sec'ty.
The Union Meeting, of the 3rd
Dividion of'tfc Eagofiold BapUst
'Association "will 'meet ' with the
Horns Creek Church on Saturday,
29th inst., at 10 a. m. .
Introductory Sermon by Rev. J.
M. White.
Missionary Sermon by Rev. J.
P. Mealing.
SUBJECT :
Can we organize our country
churches into pastorates? Give the j
best method to accomplish this
work. Speakers, J. D. Timmerman
and J. T. Mims.
G. W. TuBNERy.??'r.
P. B. LANHAM, Sec'ty.
BRETHREN : The churches, com
posing this Union weV$4ot. fully
represented at the last meeting.
We hope that each/church will ?m
press upon her" delegates the" im
portance of the work of the-'Union,
and their dniy to-attend them.
This is our l??fe^^3?^dc?iand
should not be neglected. Brothren,
this is a'Macedonian call, come
out to the Union and'help us. Lot
nothing hinder you. * Heed the
call like Paul and*Silas", for we
are persuaded that no euch perse
cutions ae theirs await youl
P. B. LANHAM, Sec'ty.
Tillman and CromwelL
? - : -
Charleston Sun.
It is the characeriBticpf popular j
revolutions against-*' long-entren
ched rule that in their earlier]
stages the governments setup by
them become for the time being
more tyrannical than ?hat which
is overthrown. The truth is- that ?
it is never the crowned monarch
merely that is overthrown, ^ bu,t it
is ? system-a social structure
.which -must ?necessarilygrow up
aro?ndariy- government-without
some alteration being made . in
which the revolution is failure,
however much the personality of
the rules may be changed. Revolu
tions, we doubt not, although
seemingly only partially success
ful, always effect some appreciable
good in modifying the forms r?f
government and in striking down,
however blindly, some conspicuous
abuse which has grown upon the
elder system, however good, com
paratively speaking, it may be.
: is Piovideirt&l; 'perhaps, that |
olutioris are seldom ois never en
tirely successful in. prosecuting
their avowed purposes, for anarchy
must necessarily follow the sudden
overthrow of any social structure
of long standing since it is not I
within human power, however
good the intention, immediately to
replace it with an entirely new and
necessarily unaccustomed code of |
laws and mages. It is, then, in
this juncture of popular contempt
for and distrust of old things and
popular helplessness to establish
new that the individuality of the
revolutionary leader, be he de
magogue or patriot, is magnified,
and his will becomes for the time
being the new law and order. Louis
ther'weakling gives way to Napo
leon, the world's conqueror and
tyrant; Charles's stubbornly im
perious and autocratic head falls
into the basket by decree of Par
liament to make way for Cromwell
a greater autocrat than he and the
despiser of Parliaments.
But after the strong man comes1
the restoration. The people breathe
a little freeer ; there is a certain
increment of improvement in their j
condition to show for tho tribula
tion they have undergone; but
society falls back much into the [
same old ruts, its structure chan
ged but little, but that little we
must believe, for the' better.
"* Cromwell who beheaded Charles
for disregarding Parliament lived
to "repeatedly dissolve and drive]
out Parliment. Tillman, who over
threw a regiment on the charge of
ring-rule and "bamboozling" the
Legislature, has so impressed his
;wjll on the Legislature as to cause
it to become 1 aw, and at his frown
it is now claimed the Supreme
Court Judges tremble and their
decisions are liable to be suspected
as the outcome of fear rather th MI
the result of undisturbed judicial
judgment.
But after Tillman what will be
ome of his masterly and dominant
schemes? After Oliver Cromwell
came RichardCiomwell, and after!
Tillman will come-who?
No one fitted to or capable of j
carrying-on his schemes of govern
ment.; But we doubt not J;be State
will have been benefitted even
tually for having been ruled for
a time with the road of Tillman,
"the strong man. as we believe that
Providence directs and overrles
such human events for good ends.
Bills of Sale and Mortgages of
personal and real estate for sale at
the ADVERTISER office.
'M .
' Irby's Reply ta Farley.
? few days ago a communication
wai? published in the several daily
paper? from Gem. Farleyi abusing
me for supposed wrongs I had done
him. I'cannot engage in a personal
abusive "controversy with Gen.
Farley, or anybody else. The pub
lic-are not interested in such liter
ature, and therefore do not expect
me in this reply to engage in'any
;8uch blackguardism. The public,
ihowever, have a right to be inform
ed as to the truth or falsity of any
statement of alleged fact.that may
be contained in Gen. Farlay's ar
ticle.
There are only two statements
of moment in the letter as I read
it.*
First, that I dictated to my pri
vate secretary an article, which ap
peared the second week of March
in the Augusta Chronicle, signed
"Craddock," without the consent
or knowledge of the person who
uses that norn de plume.
Second, that I inspired an. edi?
torial jrhich was written by Mr.
W.kT. Crews, in the Laurensville
Herald1/
The first charge is as ridiculous
as:it is-false. The idea of a per
son with a thimbleful of- sense
forging the name of a newspaper
man ^. laughable in the extreme,
but I am willing that the public
should know the whole truth about
that "Craddock" letter, v.
Mr. James H. Tillmanv a son: of
Congressman Tillman, was, about
the date of the -'Craddock" letter,
the correspondent of the Augusta
Chronicle-: in Washington, and
"Craddock" was his norn de plume.
On Saturday, just one week after
the inauguration of the President,
Maj. Wm. T. Gary, of Augusta,
and Mr. James H. Tillman came
into my sitting room at the Na
tional' Hotel. Maj. Gary said to
Tillman that what he had told
him a few moments before ought
to be repeated to Irby. I asked
what it was, and Tillman told the
following tale :
That he had just left the Metro
politan Hotel, where he had had a
long conversation with Gen* H. L.
Farley, who had remained in
Washington since the inaugura
tion. He said that Farley had
read him a long abusive commu
nication addressed to the Reform
ers of South Carolina, showing
that Tillman and Irby are unsafe,
unwise, extreme,, dangerous lead
ers; and that the Reform Move
ment could not be perpetuated
without throwing them overboard
and putting more conservatives
leaders in front. He tasked Till?f
man to publish ii in the -Augusta
Chronicle with his (Tillman's)
norn de plume, saying that the
piece would attract great attention,
create a great sensation, and that,
at the proper time, he would come
out and assume its authorship.
Tillman said he refused to publish
it unless he would allow the editor
of his paper to know the author.
He told Tillman that that was the
opening gun of the campaign next
year against Til'man's and Irby's
leadership of the Reform Move
ment. He further said that the
following slate had been arranged
and agreed upon : That Gen. But
ler was to run for re-election to the
Senate, Shell was to be supported
by the Conservatives, or Antis,
and milder Reformers for Gov
ernor; and that he (Gen. Farley)
was to run for Congress in Shell's
district. He said they would like
to get ?Talbert into the combina
tion, but that it could not bo ar
ranged unless George Tillman
would agree to let up on and sup
port.'Talbert, and in that way, get
the Conservatives to support Tal
bert for re-election. Farley offered
Tillman aplace on the ticket as
Adjutant and Inspector General if
he would go to his father and make
the arrangements by which he
would not oppose but support Tal
bert's re-election. (At this time
every one in Washington knew
that the Governor and Col. Till
man were not on speaking terms.)
I asked Mr. Tillman what his re
ply to Farley was, and be said that
he told Farley tjiat blood was
thicker than water and he would
be d-d if he would go back on
his uncle for Butler or anybody
else. I asked him if this was a
newspaper fake or the truth, and
he replied :
To show you that I mean busi
ness, I'll publish it in full. There
and then he wrote the piece signed
"Craddock." I did not have any
thing further to da with it ; did
not see it anymore until it appear
ed in the papers ; thought nothing
of it until the following week,
when I heard him read a certificate
from some one to the effect that
he (Jim Tillman) had written and
was author of the "Craddock" let
ter. That night in my room be
tween 9 and 10 o'clock, while Dr.
Pope and I were talking, Jim Till
man came in, and I asked him to
rehearse t he whole tale to Dr. Pope,
which he did,, exhibiting the
"Craddock".letter, and saying that
it would go off by telegraph in a
few minutes.
As to the piece referred to from
the Laurensville Herald I can only
say that I knew nothing of it until
I saw it in print. The subjoined |
letter from Mr. Crews on that sub
ject will explain itself.
In conclusion, I will ask the
public to think of one thing only :
Why did not Gen. Farley ask of
me an explanation if he believed
what he pretends to believe of the
assumed wrong I did him. The
evident reason to me why he sought
no explanation is that, if he had
done so, he would not have had
the opportunity to abuse me for
political purposes; for he knew
had he called on me a satisfactory"
answer would have been given, his
excuse for denouncing me and his
chance for ingratiating himself
with the Conservative element
would ha/e buen lost.
I leave it to the public to say
whether events subsequent to the
4th of last March have not proved
that Jim Tillman told the truth
when he came to me with the re
port of this conversation between
him and Gen. Farley. I need not
give the argument why I believe
Jim Tillman told the truth, for I
am satisfied that every one who
reads the newspapers, and who has
watched the turns in politics, will
see that there was truth and lots of |
it in what Tillman said.
. I submit herewith letters from
Dr. Pope, Mr. Tighe, Mr. W. T.
Crews, and Maj. W. T. Gary, of |
Augusta, which will prove conclu
sively that the charges made by
Gen. Farley are false. This
philippic against me is but the ful
fillment of the scheme as concocted I
last March. The Boheme, however,
was amended by leaving out Gov
ernor Tillman, for reasons .which
must be apparent to every .sensible
person : Gen. Farley reasons thus :
I will abuse Irby and thereby
please every Conservative in the
State, and will threaten Tillman
and sew his mouth up, and by
praising Shell will get enough
Tillmanites to beat Stanyarne
Wilson for Congress.
With this explanation I have
done with the newspapers as a j
means of adjusting differences.
I am very respectfully,
JOHN L. M. IRBY.
Bitten By a Rattlesnake.
MAY'S LANDING, N. J., July 12- |
Henry Gravers, a well-known
farmer of Winslow, a few miles
from this place, died from a rattle
snake's bite yesterday. He had a
fierce battle with the reptile, and
the manner of his death has created
the greatest excitement in that]
borough.
Gravers was in a fieid back of
his house engaged in picking
blackberries. He was busily at
work, when his attention was j
attracted to the rattle of a snake,
he found to be lying in the bushes
a few feet from where he was at
work. The snake showed no signs
of fight, and as that species is un
common in tnis section, Gravers
did not know of its deadly powers,
and consequently did not realize
his danger. Quickly runing a few
yards, he found a heavy stick,
with which he returned with the
intention of dispatching the
reptile.
He had made several un success-1
rul efforts to strike it when it sud
denly sprang at him. He caught
the snake in his hands as it was
about to alight on his breast, and
succeeded in throwing it from
him, but not until it had bitten
him several times. He continued
to fight, and finally succeeded in
killing the snake after a hard
struggle, in which it several times
sprang upon his body.
He then started for his home, a [
mile and a half away, but before
he reached there he was in severe
pain. He took every remedy known
to alleviate his suffering. In a
short time he was in excrutiating
agony, and Before nihgthe died.
This is the first case of the kind i
known in this region. Rattle
snakes are so rare thai but few
people are aware of their dan
gerous fangs.
?URE5 RISING
.. BRJSA5T
"MOTHER'S FRIEND" tftfSS
offered child-bearing woman. I nave been a
mid-wife for many years, and in each case
where "Mother'? Friend" hadbeenrjsedithas
accomplished wonders and relieved much
suffering. It is the best remedy for rising of
the breast known, and worth the price for that
alone. Mas. M. H. BRCSTKB,
Montgomery, Ala.
I can tell all expectant mothers if they will
nae a few bottles of Mother's Priend they will
go through, the ordeal without any pain and
?offering.. Mas. MAT BRANHAM,
^ ArgnsvUle, N. D,
Used Mother's Friend before birth of my
eighth child. WU1 never oease lu praise.
Mas. J. F. MOOEE, Colusa, Cal.
Sent by express, charges prepaid, on receipt
ef pries, 81.60 per bottle.
BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO.,
Bold by all druggists. ATLAJITA, Gi,
Essex Pigs.
IHAVE five pairs .of Essex pigs that j
I will sell for $5 per pair.
G. W. CROUCH,
Trenton, S. C.
Pigs for Sale.
AFEW pigs for sale-$1.25 each.
THOS. JONES,
Edge?eld, S. C.
Happy and content ia a home with "The Bo
cheater;'' a lamp with the light of the morning
For Catalogue, write Rochester Lamp Co.,New J
York, *
; PRIZES ON PATENTS,
How to Get 2,500 Dollars
for Nothing.
The Winner Has a Clear Gift of
a Small'Fortune, and the Losers
Have Patents^that may Bring
Them in Still more.
Would you like to make twenty-five
hundred dollars? If you would, read
carefully what follows and you may
see a way to do it.
The Press Clams Company devotes
much attention to patents. It has
handled thousands of applications for
inventions, but it wonld like to handle
thousands more. There is plenty of
inventive talent at large in this coun
try, needing nothing but encourage
ment to produce pratical results. That
encourgement the ' Press Claims
Company proposes to give.
NOT SO HABI) AS IT SEEMS.
. A patent strikes' most people as an
appallingly formidable thing. The idea
is that an inventor must be a natural
genius, like Edison or Bell; that he
must devote years to delving in
complicated mechancial problems and
that he must spend a fortune on
delicate experiments before he can
get a new device to a paten tabla de
gree of perfection. This delusion the
company desires to dispel. It desires to
get into the head, of the public a clear
comprehension of the fact that it is
not the great, complex, and expensive
inventions that bring the best returns
to their authors, but the little, simple,
and cheap ones-the things that seem
so absurdly trivial that the average
citizen would feel somewhat ashamed
of bringing them to'the attention of
the Patent.OfBce.
Edison says that the profits he has
received from the patents on all his
marvelous inventions have not been
sufficient to pay the cost of his ex
periments But the man who conceived
the idea of fastening a bit of rubber
cord to a childe ball, so that it would
come back to the hand when thrown
made a fortune out of his scheme. The
modern sewing machine is a miracle
of ingenuity-the product of the toil
of hundreds of busy brains through a
hundred and tifty years, but the whole
brilliant result rests upon the simple
device of putting the eye of the needle
at the point instead of at the other end.
THE LITTLE THINGS THE MOST VALU
ABLE.
Comparatively rew people \ regard
themselves as Inventors, but'almost
everybody has been struck, at one
time or- another, with ideas that seemed
calculated to reduce some of the little
frictions of life. Usually such are ideas
dismissed without further thought.'
"Why don't the railroad company
make its car windows so that they can
be slid up and down without breaking
the passengers' backs?" exclaims the
traveler. "If I were running the - road
I would make them in such a way."
,'What was the man that made this
saucepan thinking of?" grumbles the
cook. "He never had to work overa
stove, or he would have known how it
ought to have been fixed."
"Hang such a collar button 1" growls
the man who is late for breakfast "If I
were in the business I'd make buttons
that wouldn't slip ou t, or break off, or
gouge out the back of my neck."
And then the various sufferers for
get about their grievancet and begin
to think of something else. If they
would sit down at .the next convenient
opportunity, put their ideas about car
windows, saucepang,and collar buttons
into practical shape, and then apply
for patents, they might find themselves
as independently wealthy as the man,
who invented the iron umbrella ring
or the one who patented^the.flf teen
puzzle.
A TEMPTING OFFEE."
To induce people to keep track of
their bright ideas and see what there
is in them, the Press. Claims Company
has resolved to offer a prize.
To the person whs submits to it the
simplest and most promising inven
tion, from a commercial point of yiew,
the company will give twenty-five
hundred dollars in cash, addition to
refunding the fees for securing the
patent.
It will also [advertise the .invention
free of charge.
This offer is subject to the following
conditions :!
Every competitor must obtain a
patent for his invention through the
company. He must first apply fora
preliminary search, the cost of whicb
wilt be five dollars. Should this search
show his invention to be unpatentabh
he can withdraw without further ex
pense. Otherwise he will be expected
to complete his application and take
out a patent in the regular way. The
total expense, including Government
and Bureau fees,will be seventy dollars.
For this, whether he secures the prize
or not, the inventor will have a patent
that ought to be a valuable property
to him. The prize will be awarded by
a jury consisting of three reputable
patent attorneys of Washington. In
tending competitors should All out the
following blank, and forward it with
their application :
"--,-i 1892.
"I submit the .within described in
vention in competition for the
Twenty-five hundred Dollar Prize
offered by the Press Claims Company.
u _n
NO BLANKS IN THIS COMPETITION.
This is a competition of rather an
unusual nature. It is common to offer
prizes for the best story, or picture, or
architectural plan, all the competitors
risking the loss of their labor and the
successful one merely (selling his for
the amount of the prize. But the Press
Claims Company's offer is something,
entirely different. Each person is
asked merely to help himself, and the
one who helps himself to the best ad
vantage is to be rewarded for doing it.
The prize is only a stimulus to do
something that would, be well worth
doing without it. The architect whose
competitive plan fora club house
on a certain corner is not accepted has
spent his labor on something of very
little use to him. But the person who
patents a simple and useful device in
the Press Claims Company's competi
tion' need not worry if he fail to secure
the prize. He has a substantial result
to show for his work-one that will
command its value in the market at
any time.
The plain man who uses any article
in his daily work ought to know bet
ter how to improve it than the
mechanizal expert who studies it only
from the theoretical point of view.
Get rid of the idea that an improve
ment can be too simple to be worth
patenting. The simpler the better. The
person who best succeeds in combining
simplicity and popularity, will get thc
Press Claims Compay's twenty-five
hundred dollars.
The responsibility of this company
may be judged from the fact that its
stock is neld by about three hundred
of the leading newspapers pf the
United States.
Address the Press Claims Co mp soy,
John Wedderburn, managa attorney,
918 F street, N. W. Washington, JD, C.
"The New York World" One Year,
WEEKLY EDITION,
The "COLUMBIA" WATCH,
AND
"The Edgefield AdTertiser"
ALL TOR J2.50.
$1.00
$3,00
$1.50
THE NEW YORK WEEKLY
WORLD is the Leading American paper,
and is the largest and best weekly printed.
THE COLUMBIA WATCH is an ex
cellent time-keeper, with clock move
ment, spring in a barrel, steel pinion,
clean free train and a good timekeeper.
It is. 2$ inches in diameter, i?2 inches
thick, and requires no key to wind^
THE EDGEFIELD ADVERTISER
is the best and strongest local paper in
this vicinity.
We thus furnish the Time and all the
news up to time for one year for $3.50.
Send your orderwith above price to the ADVER
TISER office and the watchband papers will he forward
ed at once-_ : _ .
G. B. COURTNEY,
-DEALER IN- 7
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Rousrh or Dressed.
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WAGONS, BUGGIES,
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national Gola Gait institute,
OF ?WTLi?Xtro-Tonsr,
SPARTANBURG BRANCH,
Central Hotel, Main Street.
Established for the scientific treatment and cure of Alcoholic Poisoning,
and the various diseases caused by the excessive or moderate use of whiskey,
opium, morphine, etc. This Institute is now opened and ready for the recep
tion of patients. The treatment is the very latest improvement in this field
of medicine. Experiments have been conducted on this line for the past sev
eral years, with varied success. It has now reached the point by this Institute,
where a cure is a positive certainty. The National Gold Cure Institute is in a
position to give anyone a cure, or refund the money to the patient. They si in
ply do what they promise, or no charge. Prices are very moderate and ac
commodations good. Any one wishing to investigate, will do well to call on
or address
National Gold Cure Institute,
Central Hotel Building, Spartanburg, So. Ca.
DR. FRANK BRIGHT, Physician in Charge.
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD.
I. C. LEVY & CO.,
TAIZOB-FIT CLOTHIERS,
AUGUST*. ' GEORGI/\.
Have now in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING.
The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. ? We aim to carry goods which are
not only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style, and finish,
gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to
make our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers
Polite attention to all. A call will be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.,
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA.
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And a good lamp
mutt be simple; when it is not simple it is
I not good. Simile, Beautiful* Good-these1
(words mean much, but to see "The Rochester"
will impress the truth more forcibly. All metal,
tough and seamless, and made in three pieces only/
lt is absolutely safe and unbreakable* Like Aladdin's
of old, it is indeed a " wonderful lamp," for its mar
velous light is porer and brighter than gas light,
softer than electric light and more cheerful than either.
look fer thia rtamp-Tnlocntm. If the tampdenler hasn't the genuine
Beefeater. MM the ttjlm yoa ?mat, lead to r :br our new illustrated catalogue,
.?ad we ?DI ?ead yon a lamp tafely by expresa-your choice of over 2.0OO
IvaTietitt frcm the Larjai Lamp Sicre ia the World. * '
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3? "The Rochester."
E. R. Schneider,
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