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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28,1894.
Next Sunday is April Fools day.
Capt. Geo. B. Lake, we regret to
state, is ill with pneumonia.
Four or five candidates will make
the race for County Supervisor in
Hold down the acreage in cotton
to reasonable limits. Let this be
the shibboleth for 1894.
There will be a meeting of Hol
lingsworth Alliance next Saturday.
See notice in this issue.
The McCormick New= has gone
down and the McCormick Tele
gram has come up in its place.
The Edgefield County Alliance
will meet on Friday, April 13th.
See Secretary Mays's notice here
Instigated and seduced by the
warm, spring-like weather sundry
farmers in this community have
already planted cotton.
If a frost should come now
would it clean up the fruit, in
cluding blackberries? Later-It
came, saw, and conquered.
This has been the most pleasant
March we have ever experienced.
There was little wind and many
warm, sunny, delightful days.
Clevelaud, the Democrats, and
sugarcrats in Congress are playing
havoc with the Wilson tariff bill;
and playing the d-1 generally.
Dr. Gwaltney's school, the small
er children, celebrated Easter Eve
by an egg hunt in the Academy
grove, which they seemed to enjoy
Presiding Elder Hodges will
preach at Rehoboth, Leesville cir
cuit, March 31 and April 1 ; at
Ridge Spring, April 7 and 8; at
Vaucluse, April S.
Rev. J. N. Booth, of Union,
formerly pastor of the Edgefield
village Baptist Church, bas started
a paper at his present home called
"The Little Helper."
Plentv of alligators are reported
at Crofts on Old Tumblin'. They
are raising 'em there to sell to the
durn Yankees and to make 'em
think they are in Florida.
Aiken had a big sensation last
week in the closing of the Aiken
County Loan and Savings Bank
by the United States Court and
the appointment of a temporary
The amount of money which
will come to Edgefield county by
reason of the gaining by the
State of the railroad tax cases will
amount to somewhere near seven
Dogwoods are in bloom, white
oaks are full of leaves, hickory nut
trees are budding, and a whip-poor
will has hollered-and yet there
are people who predict we will
have more cold weather, frosts and
Easter Sunday was so dark and
gloomy that Edgefield's fair dames
and dcmoisselles were not able
or willing to don their Easter at
tire, but next Sunday will reveal
it all unless that day should also
To County Commissioner Joe
Banks is due it is said, the big
license tax on lightning rod ped
lers in this county. Joe says if
you take the spangles off the top
of the lightuing rod you've got the
Last Thursday, March 22nd, was
the warmest day that has ever oc
curred in that month in Edgefield
within the memory of the oldest
inhabitants. The thermometer
registered on that day, as its max
imum, 84 degrees.
Easter Sunday was entirely un
favorable to the display of Easter
suits and hats. Yet the rain that
disappointed so many feminine
hearts was very refreshing to vege
tation. The flowers and grass and
fruit trees seemed to drink it in
with an exuberance of joy, so to
The examination of applicants
to teach, which will take place on
April 20th, will be more thorough
and searching than ever before.
In accordance with a. recent resolu
tion of the State board, Algebra
and English literature will be in
cluded in the examination, that is
for first grade certificates.
The Farmers' Mutual Fire In
surance Company of Edgefield
offers in this issue a reward 0f
$100 for the miscreant or mis
creants who burned Mr. J. M.
Dom's stables and alike amount
for the capture and conviction of
the party or parties burning Mr.
P. W. C. Posey's mill and gin.
Bud Russell says that the corn
whiskey that you get from the dis
pensary tastes like it has ripe mel
low apples in it. He says that
Gov. Tillman drops a big, ripe,
red, mellow apple in every barrel
of corn whiskey that he ships to
Edgefield. He knows this because
once when in Columbia "ho caught
him at it."
The board of equalization pub
lishes in another column the pro
ceedings of that body at a recent
session. It reads very well, We
don't see any objection to these
proceedings except the reduction
of bank assessments in this count)'
to 66ft per cent, of the par value ol
their stock. Of course this won't
Thirty-seven of the show pei
were billetted at the Edgel
Miss Irene Mobley, of the
Bank section, is visiting her a'
Mrs. 0. Sheppard in Buncomb
The reformers will hold tl
nominating convention about
middle of May, from all accou
You will no go blind if you 1
at Ramsey & Bland's splen
stock of blind bridles, just recer
Big stock Saddles, all prices, j
received at Ramsey & Blan
Will almost make your pa
laugh to ride on one of them.
Out in Illinois a wife secu
a divorce because her husbi
threw the baby at.her when
hit him with a coal bucket
spitting on the stove.
The Aiken Times says : The
maud for stone from the Edgefi
quarry has become so great t
trains are now hauling it over
C. 0. G. C. road both day ?
night. Yes, and some day wi
the government has filled up
Atlantic ocean with Edgefield r<
the Edgefield rock quarry will
come a source of revenue and I
means of building our town ci
ward, and it might be a good pl
to organize an Edgefield Rc
Quarry Co., even now, with a vi
to making a fulfilment of sud
There will be a meeting of t
reform members of Hampton Cl
in the court-bouse at 4 P. M.
Friday of this week.
Bo light Out Mr. Waits.
Messrs. J. M. Jones & Son ha
purchased of Mr. A. R. Waits Y
stock of hardware, etc., and w
hold forth at tho same stand-tl
Hafer Drap Him.
An old ramracker writes u
"One year ago I told Jas wewou
hat'er drap the Bub-treasury. Ni
I say we will hat'er drap Clevelan
They tell me the Columbia Sta
has drapped him, and when th
paper draps anything, hit ned
drappin' powerful bad."
The prediction is freely mai
that cotton will go up 2 cen
within the next sixty days. A Ne
York firm is holding 20,000 bal
for the rise, but we would not ai
vise anyone to plant a big crop <
cotton on a New York man's jud
Up to the Neck.
From conversations with fare
ers from different portions of tl
county, we gather ihat they a:
full of hope and determination I
make a spoon or 6poil a horn th
year in their farming operation
Whether it be the early spring <
the fine grain prospects, one (
both, that make them so joyous!
anticipant, wo do not know. Bi
so it is, they are full up to the nee
and running over.
The Tightest Wrestle.
The tightest wrestle in Edgefiel
county as between Butler and Til
man will be in old Meriwethe
Township, the township in whic
both have their legal residence an
the most of their property. Thi
is the township in which Sheppar
and Tillman had the hardest strug
gie, Tillman coming out ahea
by only eight voles. The indies
tions now are that Tillman i
slightly ahead of Butler in thi
township, and we get this by a
accurate count of noses.
A Wise Beast.
The big elephant belonging t
Hall's shows which exhibited her
on Tuesday is evidently a judge o
good flour. While the deliver
wagon of J. M. Jones & Son wa
at tho depot on the morning name?
being loaded with flour, this hug
beast made for it. The negro driv*
seeing this mountain of flesh ap
proaching with snout up, "lit out
to parts unknown. Whereupoi
his elephantine majesty deliber
at ely went up to the wagon and ea
up two fifty-pound sacks of thi
famous Obelisk flour. Of any othe
brand it is probable that one sacl
would have sufficed. However
Epps Norris says Bhe would hav<
eaten a barrel of it had it beer
Fruits and Vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables in Edge
field county must have been badly
damaged by the freeze of Mondaj
night, although the leaves on the
peaches and peaiswere some pro
tection. Specnl dispatches to the
daily papers of Tuesday morning
say : "In the fruit sections of mid
dle and southern Georgia peaches,
plutus, and pears, early vegetables
and watermelons have been en
tirely destroyed by last night's
front. This means a loss of mil
lions of dollars to these sections."
The worst feature of the business
is that the indications are for an
other frost to-night. In this con
nect ion we quote from an inter
view with Mr. *P. J. Berckmans of
Fruilland Nurseries: "Mr. Berck
mans Baid the fruit trees were so
far advanced that he did not any
how apprehend that frost could do
so much damages as tho leaveB
would greatly protect the buds.
He stated that if there was a frost
the truck Tanners and gardeners
would suffer heavy losses, for their
early vegetables would be destroy
ed. The strawberry growers in the
county, admonished by the predic
tions and by the chango in the
weather, took the precaution yes
terday to protect their plants by
having "them covered with straw.
It ie to be hoped that there was no
frost last night of any consequence.
The cold wave has been much more
severe in the upper part of the
1 State than it has been in this sec
1 tion. Mr. Berckmans last night
received a telegram from Rome,
. Ga., saying That all the early fruit
; and garden crops in that section
: had been killed by a heavy frost
that had fallen the night before.
The Grain Crop.
The returns as to the effect of
Monday nightrs,freezeon the sniuil
grain crop in Edgefield county re
no?, all in at tbis writing. But
enough has been learned to indi
cate that, where wheat was in the
boot and oats heading out some
damage was done. How much we
cannot say. These disasters are
always exaggerated, and we are
sure no considerable damage has
been done as yet to this crop.
Bf g Creek Club.
The Big Creek Democratic Club
met on Saturday, March 24th, and
elected the following delegates to
attend the County Convention on
April 2nd: S. W. Sample, Joe
Riddlehoover, R. C. Clary, and L
The delegates were instructed to
vote for a nominating convention.
S. W. SAMPLE, Pres.
M. M. PAYNE, Sec'ty.
The Railroad Cases.
This was a test case, and is the
first time the question has come
before the courts squarely on its
merits, and it is thought it will
settle ali the other cases brought,
by the other railrods to contest the
validity of the increased taxes.
This particular case was bought by
the South Carolina road, and Judge
Simonton directs the receiver to
pay up the back taxes'and all costs.
If this should end all further
litigation it will bring $200,000,
the amount of back taxes in dis
pute into the State treasury. How
do you like it, taxpayers? That's
some more of Tillman's blunder
ing^) You have been told to look
at your tax receipts and see how
much higher your taxes aro under
Tillman. Now, do you see the
reason? $279,000 withheld by the
jailrods means 11-5 mills oh $168,
000,000, and if that had been paid
into the treasury just as you had
to pay yours, it would have meant
a reduction of your State levy by
just that amount. But 3'our anti
newspaper friends (?) in remind
ing you of your increased taxes
forgot (?) to tell you that you had
to make up this tax money that
had been unjustly withheld. They
forgot (?) to tell you about the
$13o,000 that the Tillman admin
istration had to pay to refund the
State debt because the preceding
administration had made no
adequate preparation to meet a
debt that it knew would soon
mature. They forgot (?) to tell
you that the Tillman administra
tion has been forced by captious
litigation at every turn by the cor
porations to spend money to make
these samecorporations understand
that they are no better before the
than you are in the matter of taxes.
And they forgot ( ?) to tell you
that they themselves while posing
as the friends of the farmers have
patted these corporations on the
back, and would neither "hold the
bear" uor help Tillman in making
your fight, but stood off and chuck
led with delight when the cor
porations appeared to "down Till
man." No other governor in recent
years has ever dared to tackle the
money power in this State and take
it by the throat, but on the con
tray, it has had its friends in the
high places of the government and
its paid attorneys have sat in your
legislative halls and filled the
lobbies of the State House and
had things according to their own
sweet will. That is changed and.
hence the kicking.
A Farmers Experiment.
A correspondent of a North Car
olina paper gives the following ac
count of his experiment in plant
I wane to give the farmers the
benefit of a little experiment that
I made with guano last spring on
The land was checked 4 feet one
way 3$ the other. I used one sack
putting it in the check on every
other row till it give out. I had
48 rows with guano by the side of
48 rows without. In two weeks
after the corn came up the fertil
ized rows began to show, and by
the first of June they wera a foot
higher than the ones by their side.
I gathered two rows and weighed
one of each. The row no guano
weighed 61$ pounds; the one with
86$ pounds, a grain ?of 25 pounds
to the row and in 47 rows I made
1,224 pounds or 17$ bushels of
corn more by using one sack of
guano. Counting the guano at
$2.G0 and the corn at 50 cents, I
have a clear profit of $6.25.
I also tried the difference be
tween two stalks in a hill and one.
The rows without guano side by
side one stalk weighed 611 pounds
and the other with two to the hill
weighed 53$ pounds. With guano
the single row weighed 86$ and
with 2 stalks 94$ pounds.
You will see that t he rows with
two stalks weighed a few pounds
the most, but in the single rows I
had just half the number of ears
and the corn was worth more than
the corn in the double rows. It
pays to thin well.
G. M. GOFORIH.
fFor the ADVERTISER.
3Iine Creek Dots.
MR. EDITOR: Owing to the wet
weather the farmers are somewhat
behind, but they are making their
time count now.
Mr. William Rodgers is very ill
at his home near Mr. P. B. Wat
Politics seem not tobe agitating
the minds of the people around
here at present. I believe that the
poor working class of people has
about arrived at the conclusion
that this contention in politics is
going to do them no good. They
have to earn their living by the
sweat of their brow, and we woald
not insist that they lose much time
attending political meetings.
Mr. James Rodgers had several
bushels of corn stolen out of his
barn the other night. 'It seem?
that the party who did the stealing ?
was pretty bold about the matter.
They were on horse-back. People
should keep their barns locked
these hard times.
There is a gentleman living near]
here who, it is supposed, has sev
eral thousand dollars in some
place, and no one knows where it
is save himself. He has a couple
of pretty girls, and there is a young
man who says he would marry one
of them, but he seems to think the
old gentleman might die without]
having told them where the money
We guess everybody has heard
that there has been a gold mine
found on Mr. Hillery Rodgers's
place. We hear that Mr. Rodgers
and a couple of his hands have
started digging for the gold.
The grain crops of our commu
nit}* are at the present time look
We had the pleasure of attend
ing the closing exercises of Prof.
C. L. Teraples's school at Willow
Branch on the- 9th inst. So far as
we could see, Prof. Temples has
advanced the pupils well accord
ing to the time he had been teach
ing. Ten of his pupils had a pro
hibition contest for a silver medal.
Miss Emma McGee was the suc
We thought we would inform the
boys that Miss Maud Ro.lgers, who
has been teaching school for some
time in Newberry, is at home
again. She is one of the most
charming girls that the country
Mr. Perry Barnes, of the Mt.
Willing section, has recently
moved his turpentine still to Mr.
Pick Denny's place.
Mine Creek, S. C.
Dying By Inches.
BALTIMORE, March 23.-The
physicians at the city hospital are
puzzled over a strange case which
came under their notice two weeks
ago. The patient is a young wo
man from Washington county, Pa.
She has some peculiar ailment al
most like leprosy and is literally
'dying alive. Several years ago a
small sore appeared on the thumb
of her right hand, and soon after
the member became as black as ink.
Amputation of the thumb was re
sorted to in order to save her life,
and for a time she was com
In a few months a finger became
sore as the thumb had done, and
it, too, was amputated. Since then
all of the fingers have decayed the
same way and been cut off. Next
her hand also became affected, and
it was taken off at the wrist. The
forearm was next attacked by the
strange maledy, and it was ampu
tated at the elbow. A few months
after the stump of the arm turned
black and waa taken off at the
shoulder. Now her lefthand and
feet are turning dark, and she has
been sent to the hospital, in hopee
that her life may be saved. Her
ailment is regarded as fatal.
THE County Alliance will meet on
Friday, April 13th. Sub-secretaries
will forward their reports promptly.
,S. li. MAYS, Sec. Co. Alliance.
THE County Board of Equalization
for Edgelield met in the Auditor's
office, Tuesday, March 13, 1S?4. Capt.
E. H. Youngblood was elected chair
man of t he same.
The Township and School Districts
were called, and all, except Ryan and
Washington Townships, were repre
sented hy the chairmen of the respect
ive boards of assessors. The result ol'
their work is as follows:
L That the assessments of real estate
for last year be accepted as returns for
this fiscal year as to value, except,
2. That the returns of real estate for
Talbert Township be accepted as made
by township assessors after deducting
fifteen cents per acre so as to bring the
assessment tor that township to an
average with the assessment of last
3. That the standard valuation of
mules and horses in the county be
?1. Thal all other persona] property,
except bank stock, be accepted as re
turned by township boards ol' asses
5. Resolved, That the County Audi
tor be instructed to put the assess
ments of the banks of the county at
two-thirds of their paid up capital
E. H. YOUNG BLOOD, Chair.
J. B. HAI.TIWANC.KH, Clerk.
Farm bells for sale
Alleged History of Christ's Life
Between 12 and 30 Years.
Louisville Courier Journal.
For a month or two there have
been hints in the press of a wonder
ful manuscript alleged to have been
discovered by a Russian travelei
in a buddhist monastery in
Some weeks since Dr. Talmage
spoke of his desire to visit this
monastery for the purpose of satis
fying himself as to the contents ol
this great pachment.
Other authorities less ortb/>dos
bave vagvely hinted that there i?
to be a tremendous revelation ol
the eources for Christianity.
Later advices describe tb.it
manuscript as a Life of Christ. The
Story is that a Russian traveler
Nicolas Notovitch, had the mis
fortue to break his leg, and wai
carried to the Thibetan monastery
for treatment. It was during hit
stay here that he heard of the
wonderful manuscript, and he
sought to purchase it. He found
that it was not for sale at any price
but an official of the monastery
read it to him, and he secured a
translation of it.
Every one who has given any
attention to the Biblical narratives
ivith reference to Jesus is aware
that the largest part of his life ia
untouched. When 12 years of age
he disputed with the doctors in the
Temple. Then he went with St.
Joseph and his mother to Nazareth
'and was subject unto them." In
these few words is all the history
of His life from the age of 12 to
the beginning of His public min
istry, when He was about 30 years
of age. It is this period of his
life that the manuscript in Thibet
professes to cover. Jesus is alleged
to have gone to India at 13 years
of age and to have studied under
the Brahmas, but as process of
time revolted against some of their
teachings he joined the Buddhists.
When 29 years of age, or just be
fore the beginning of His public
ministry, He returned to Palestine.
The histor}' of His subsequent
career is in some points identical
with accepted accounts, but in
others very different. The Roman
Governor, and not the Sanchdrim.
is made primarily responsible foi
his death. The priests and wise
men refused to sanction His death
and washed their hands of the
The bearing of th)s alleged dis
covery is not far to seek. It is cal
culated to bolster up a theory thai
has many times been put forward
to answer the question, "Whence
has this man wisdom?" It hal
been often maintained tnat the es
sential teachings of Jesus hat
been anticipated by Buddha cen
turies before our era. Plow Jesui
came into possession of thes<
teachings has, of course, been i
question of much difficulty witl
those who maintain this view, bu
the Pali manuscript makes thi
matter perfectly plain. Jesus, ac
corjJjiPg to this theory, was simply
the bearer of the wisdom of thi
East to the less enlightened West
It is the very fact that this man
uscript appears to "fill a long fel
want" of the enemies of Chris
tianity which renders the story o
the great discovery suspicious.
The manuscript is said to bi
written in Pali, one of the Prakri
group of Indian languages, whicl
succeeded the Sanskrit, but which
like the Sanskrit, has long ceasec
to be a living language. Of th<
sacred books of the Buddhisti
some are in Sanskrit, others ii
Pali. But both Sanskrit and Pal
have been closely studied by Orien
tal scholars, and the pioduction ol
a work in Pali is no greater feai
for them than is the compositior
of Latin hexameters by the schol
ars of Europe and America. Af
yet we know scarcely anything ol
this manuscript, except the synop
sis of the translation of its con
tents. Before it can be regarded
as evidence worthy of any atten
tion, the original manuscript mus!
pass the scrutiny of the best
Oriental scholars, and the evidence,
internal and external, of its au
thenticity must be subjected be
a rigid examination. If the manu
script itself cannot be obtained,
fae similes will answer many pur
poses as well.
"PURSUANT to resolution of the
Board of Directors of Hie Farm
ers' Mutual Fire Insurance Associa
Lion of Edgetield, and in the name ol
said association, wo the undersigned
hereby oiler a reward of One Hundred
Dollars for the apprehension and con
viction of the party or parties who, or
the night of the 2nd day of January
1894, set fire to and burned the gin
house belonging to P. W. C. Posey
near Trenton in Edgeiield county.
And by the same authority, we here
by offer a reward of One Nundroo
Dollars for the apprehension and con
viction of the party or parties who, or
the night of thc 16th of February
1894, set fire to and burned the barn ol
J. M. Dorn at Dornsville in Edgefieli
W. II. TIMMERMAN, Pres.
L. J. WILLIAMS, Sec'ty.
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To the Reformers of Edgefield Co.:
YOU are requested to hold meetings
in your respective club precincts
and select the usual number of dele
gates to attend a meeting to convene
at Edgefield on Monday, April 2nd, at
ll o'clock A. M., to consider matters of
grave importance to the Reform Move
ment, and, if thought advisable, to
elect one or moi e delegates to a State
Conference under the "Colleton Plan,"
a member of a State campaign com
mittee, etc., etc.
In case of failure to hold a meeting
at any club preeinct, representative
Reformers from the bounds of said
clubs are requested to attend the meet
ing aj Edgelield.
J. M. Gaines, L. W. Reece,
P. B. "Waters, B. W. Rushton,
G. M. "Williams, B. B. Evans,
S. B. Mays, J. W. Seigler,
D. R. Durisoe, L. V. Claxton,
J. W. Edwards, J. H. Edwards,
W. h. Stevens, R. B. Watso ),
P. B. Edwards, W. H.Stallworth,Sr |
A. D. Timmerman, B. L. Caughman,
P. B. Lanham, J. G. Mobley,
T. G. Lanham, A. D. Bates,
X. G. Evans, T. A. Pitts,
D. P. Lagrone, J. H. Tillman,
J, TT. Lagrone, DrWP Timmerman
J. B. Adams, P. N, Lott,
D. J. Bruce, L. J. Williams,
T. H. Rainsford, P. B. Mayson,
J. W. Hardy._J. T. Parks.
Notice to Peilers aid Aleuts.
TUVJ County Commissioners of Edge
held county, pursuant to an act of
the General Assembly of South Caro
lina made and approved the 20th day
Of Dt'cember, ISM, have by resolution
of said board imposed the following
License feos upon pedlers doing busi
ness in the county of Edgelield, State
of South Carolina, to wit:
License for Sewing Machine
Pedlers.$ 10 00
License for Foot Pedlers. 10 00
License for Pedlers with team,
(one horse,). 20 00
License for Pedlers with team,
(two horses,). 40 00
Pedlers of Stoves and Ranges.. 100 00
Pedlers of Lightning Rods.... 100 00
Pedlers ol' Clocks. f>0 00
Pedlers of Organs and Pianos.. 50 00
License must be obtained from the
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
for Edffelield county. Said license
good until the 31st day of December,
1894. Done this the 0th day of March
J. A. wniTE,
D. W. PADGETT,
J. W. BANKS,
C. C. E. C.
J. D. FBASBV, Clerk of Board.
THE Democratic Executive Commit
tee of Edgefield county is hereby
ordered to meet at Edgefield on the
first Monday in April prox., to take
some preliminary steps towards the
organization of the Democratic clubs.
W. H. TMMERMAN, Chair.
W. A. STROM, Sec'ty.
SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS OFFICE, )
EDGKFIELD, S. C., March ll. 1S94. J
ATOTICE is hereby given that there
IN will be an examination of appli
cants to teach in the public schools on
Friday, the 20th of April, prox. White
applicants will be examined in the
School Commissioner's ollice. Parker
building. Colored applicants will be
examined in the court-house.
The standard for the different grades
has been raised since the last examina
tion, and applicants will do well "to
bear this in mind.
M. B. DAVEXPOR'l.
S. C. E. C.
PATEN T S.
NOTICE TO INVENTORS.
There was never a time in the his
tory of our country when the demand
for inventions and improvements in
the arts and sciences generally was so
great as now. The conveniences of
mankind in the factory and work
shop, the household, on the farm, and
in ofiicial life, require continual ac
cessions to the appurtenances and
implements of each in order to save
labor, time, and expense. The political
change in the administration of the
government does not all'ect the progress
of the American inventor, wi o being
on the alert' and ready to perceive the
existing deficiencies, does not permit
the affairs of government to deter him
from quickly conceiving the remedy to
overcome existingdiscrepencies. Too
great care cannot be exercised in choos
uga competent and skillfully attor
ney to prepare and prosecute an ap
plication for patent. Valuable intersts
have been lost and destroyed in in
numerable instances by the employ
ment of incompelent counsel, and
especially is this advice applicable to
those who adopt the "Xo patent, no
pay" system. Inventors who entrust
their business to this class ol'attorneys
do so at imminent risk, as the breadth
and strength of the patent is never
considered in view ol'a quick endeavor
to get an allowance and obtain tin
fee then due. THE PKKSS CLAIMS
COMPANY, John Wedderburn, General
Manager, (?IS I-1 street, X. W., Wash
ington, D. C.. representing a large
number of important daily and weekly
papers, as well as general peoiodicals
ol'the country, was instituted to pro
tect its patrons from the unsafe
methods heretofore eninloyed in this
line of business. The said Company
is prepared to take charge of all patent
business entrusted to it for reasonable
lees, and prepares and prosecutes ap
plications generally, including
mechanical inventions, design patents
trademarks, labels, copyrights, inter
ferences, infringements, validity re
ports, and gives especial attention to
rejected cases, it is also prepared to
enter into competition with any linn
in securing foreign patents,
Write for instructions and advice.
GIS F Street,
P. O. Box 385. Washington, D. C.
The Red Cross Society has an
nouced that no more money or
rations aro needed for the relief of
the sufferers on the sea islands.
The only need now is for reliable
seeds for planting.
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD,
AUGUSTA, - 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 whic.i are
not only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style, and finish,
gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the .?ame 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
This is the season that tests the quality of Shoes. If
they are made from GOOD material, solid innersoles,
and well oiled uppers they will stand. If paper and "com
position" go to "their make up" it is impossible to have
satisfaction in the wear, and your money is worse than
wasted in purchasing "shoddy" goods.
We are now well equipped to meet the demand
For Good <Slxoe?!
Our extra large spring purchase is coining in. You
can always find a good assortment_at low prices at
JOHN R. SCHNEIDER
Successor to E. R. SCHNEIDER,
-IMPORTER, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IX
Fine Wiles, Brandies, Mies, Gin, Porter Ale, Mineral fair,
Tobacco, Cigars, Etc.
AU orders for Private or Medical use shall have my prompt and
Agent for Veuve-Clicquot Ponsardin Urbana Wine Company, An
heuser-Bnsch Brewing Association.
601 and 802 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
is l? to
5 IRON WORKS AND
J I SUPPLY COMPANY.
Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
If?T" Get our Prices before you buy.
"The New York World" One Year,
The "COLUMBIA" WATCH,
"The Edgefield Advertiser"
ALL rGR $3.50.
THE NEW YORK WEEKLY
WORLD is the Leading American paper,
and is the largest and best weekly printed.
THE COLUMBIA WATCH is an ex
cellent time-keeper, with clock move
ment, spring in a barrel, steel pinion,
clean free train and a good timekeeper.
It is 2$ inches in diameter, l? inches
thick, and requires no key to wind.
THE EDGEFIELD ADVERTISER
is thc best and strongestjocal paper in
We thus furnish thc Time and airthe
news up to time for one year for $3.50.
Send your order with above pr ie to the ADVER
TISER office and the watch and papers wil be forward
ed at once-_
THIS BEAUTIFUL CLOCKS
Oak or Wa nut, 8 Day, 1-2 Hour Strike,
This Clock is handsomely
finished throughout, and is
(piaraMeed strictly jirst-class
in every respect, and a good
t ime keeper. A written guar
antee for 12 months goes with
every Clock. Sent to any ad
dress on receipt of price. It
must be shipped by freight
or express, as it is 20 inches
high and 12 inches broad.
And don't forget that I
have the finest line of
AND OPTICAL GOODS
Of every descriptiou in
AT THE BOTTOM AND
AT THE TOr.
SOLID SILVER WATCHES, Stem Wind and Set, from $0.00 up.
GOLD FILLED WATCHES, Stem Wind and Sot, Warranted 15
years, from $8.50 up,
SOLID GOLD, according to weight and quality.
I seid the genuine and ordinal 1847 ROGERS BROS. SILVER
Call and see me, or write for prices, or anything in my line.
H, W, JOHNSON,
GREENWOOD, S. C.
At Durst; & Co.'s Store,