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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 39.
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A CAMPAIGN MEETING
OF A DIFFERENT KIND, BUT
ALMOST AS LIVELY
AS IN SOUTH CAEOLIM.
Exciting Battle Between Tivo
Big Boas in Brazil-Old
Dollar-a-Foot Tolls
the Story.
The Chicago Times.
"Brazil is the homo of the most
gigantic boa constrictors in the
world," said Henry Closer, of Ne
cropolis, Ohio, the professional
snake hunter and dealer, known to
circus and museum managers
throughout the country as "Big
Doc" and "Old Dollar a Foot,"
that being his market price for or
dinary snakes.
'On my last trip to Brazil after
snakes I didn't meet with thu suc
cess I expected to, but I brought
back one of the best snake stories
that ever came from the land of
serpents.
' I was out taking a business look
around after some rare specimens
of monkeys. I had chased a choice
long-tailed fellow up a tree and was
trying my wiles on him, when I
was startled by a loud hissing
sound that came from another part
of the forest, like a gust of wind
escaping from some .narrow space.
I looked in the direction jf the
sound, and to my surprise saw two
enormous boas on the ground, lock
ed together and writhing and twist
ing in such a desperate struggle
that big bunches of leaves were
sent flying about in the air as if
they had been disturbed and lifted
by a whirlwind. Then it was that
I groaned aloud and metaphorically
kicked myself because I had not
gone forth loaded for snake, for I
would have corraled both of those
?? gigantic-AUipuiils b^rV4<TgyS<TTgw*'
it.
"The fierce struggle on the ground
lasted five minutes, and then the
, boas suddenly separated. One ser
pent glided to a large tree near by,
and went up its trunk like a spiral
of lightning. Thc other snake
flashed in the same way up another
tree fifteen feet distant from the
first one. I feared that the fight
had come to an end, because one of
the snakes seemed to be afraid and
the other one daren't.
"But I soon saw that I was mis
taken. The snakes had hardly set
tled themselves among the branches
of their respective trees when the
foliage of both trees began to
quiver as if a viud were passing
through and agitating them. Sud
denly ead; boa coiling its ta i
around a branch high up in its
tree, dropped like a plummet to
ward the ground and hung at full
length, its head raised but a few
inches above the ground. For a
moment their great bodies swayed
to and fro like slowly moving pen
dilums. Their eyes glittered like
fire. Then each serpent drew itself
quickly half its length above the
ground. Like an arrow earl; head
shot forward, and instantly the
two enormous reptiles were locked
in each o'.her's coils like immense
cables twisted together.
"Up and d?wn, to and fro, the
writhing mass moved in quick un
dulation, each serpent struggling
for an opening that, would place
the other at a disadvantage. Their
forked tongues darted in and out
of their mouths like jets of flame,
and their hissing was incessant.
The troops of chattering monkey
spectators had been joined by hun
dreds of harsh-voiced but bril
liantly-plumed birds, which flew
frantically about and added their
excited cries to the deafening mon
key chorus.
"The desperate midair struggle
between the boas continued for
several minutes, when they sepa
rated again as suddenly as they
had rushed together, and each
drew itself back among the
branches of its tree. For two or
three minutes the snakes lay quiet
ly, o-ach glaring at the other.
"Suddenly in one of the trees a
hiss like escaping steam wa? heard,
and the Loa in that tree shot his
great length toward the ground
again. The challenging hiss was
answered by one still louder from
the other boa, and it flashed down
to its former posit ion and confront
ed its foe. The boas did not rush
together at once. One would strike
at the other with the rapidity of
lightning. With equal quickness
that one would avoid the rush by
dodging to one side or the other,
and instantly make a counter at
tack. This interesting sparring
match laste?1 for at least five'min
utes, when ono of the snakes drew
itself two or three feetabore the
other and made a quick downward
feint. Its antagonist ducked its
head lower to avoid the stroke, and
that movement was fatal. The up
per boa darted on down, and so
quickly was its deadly intention
carried out that I was not aware it
had been done until I saw the up
per snake with three of its coils
around the lower one.
"There was a dreadful crunching,
and in the twinkling of au eye the
victorious snake had drawn the
vanquished one three folds further
within its fearful embrace. There
was more crunching, and by de
grees the tail of the defeated ser
pent uncoiled from its hold on the
branch of the tree, and at last the
great reptile dropped heavily to
the ground a crushed and lifeless
mass. For a moment the victor
held the vanquished in its coils
and then released it. The victorious
serpent glided from its tree, moved
rapidly several times around the
crushed body of its lifeless foe
with loud and angry hisses, shoot
ing its red tongue in and out like a
weaver's shuttle. Then it moved
a few feet and stopp?d.
"I straightened the d^ad boa on
the ground and measured him.
From hie nose t? the tip of his tail
he covered thirty-four and a half
feet."
SNAKES THAT DIFFERED.
One ol' Them Did Not Know as
MiiCfc as tlie Other.
The Detroit l"rec Pre?.
The drummer had just finished
a rather remarkable snake story
as he sat in the country store after
he had sold a bill of goods, and a
countryman, with some young pul
lets to sell, had beeu listening.
,??be drummer's story was about a
snake of his acquaintance which
had'a habit of stealing eggs. He
would\go out and load up on them,
swallowing them whole, and then
climb a tree, fall off and break the
shells, and his digestion would do
the rest. The countryman looked
at the drummer with some degree
of doubt when the story was fin
ished, but he never questioned its
veracity.
"Some snakes is different to
that, Mister," he said very earn
estly, #'-One ctn my place was. He
was a snake like the one you spoke
of, only he didn't have half the
sense. Snakes is a good deal like
men in that way. Well, this feller
hadn't the habit uv stealin' aigs,
but he run acrost a nest one day,
and without askin' any questions
he ups aud swallers six whole aigs,
and he went back to his den under
the barn without ever once think?h'
about breakin' the ?hell like your
snake done. That's where your'n
had the bulge on him.
"Well, he couldn't digest them
aigs to save his life, and they staid
right with him. Snakes kin go a
long time without eatin', an' about
three weeks after this snake I'm
tel lin7 about bad swallered them
aigs' I happened to ketch him lay
in' out in the sun by the barn, and
the fust thing he knowed I had cut
him in two with a hoe, about six
inches from his shoulder-blades. I
slung the head patt into the hog
pen and picked up the tail end to
do the same thing with it, when
half a dozen ??st hatched chickens
come tumblin' out. Well, it skeert
me at fust, but I braced up in a
minute, and knowin' somethiir
about snakes. I made up my mind
that them chickens was the result
uv undigested aigs. Mother told
me about missin' them six aigs.
Them's the very pullets out thar
in the coop now, and cf you don't
believe me, you kin come out and
count 'em yourself."
'TH give you the price of your
pullets if you'll swear to that story
before a notary public," said the
drummer, and went out before giv
ing the man a chance to earn the
money.
An Old Doctor's Favorite.
Dr. L.M. Gillam, who practiced
medicine over forty years, origi
nated, used, claimed that Botanic
Blood Balm, which has no".' been
in use about fifty-five years, was
the best tonic and biood purifier
ever given to the world. It never
fails to cure the most malignant
ulcers, sores, rheumatism, catarrh
and all skin and blood diseases.
Price per large bottle, .$1.00. For
Bale by druggists.
MORD-BACK RATTLERS.
THERE ARE LOTS OF TU EM
IX FRIO COUNTY, TEXAS.
LIE ABOUT EVEBYWEEE,
Night and Day, and You Must Be
Careful Not to Step on Them
-Adventures With
the Reptiles.
Pilley (Tex.) Letter to The Philadelphia Times.
I have read stories by hunters,
prospectors, and others of the ven
omous nature of the 6even-foot
diamond-back rattlesnake found
in Arizona. Whether or not there
aro any seven-foot rattlesnakes in
Texas I am not prepared to say
positively, as I have never seen
one, but we have the genuine dia
mond-back, which is, no doubt,
fully as venomous as those of
Arizona, and when it comes to
numbers Southwest Texas will
compare with any portion of the
country.
Walk where you will, day or
night, you are liable at any mo
ment to treacl upon or step in dan
gerous proximity to one of these
venomous creatures, curled up in
your path, or gliding noiselessly
across it. If it should be imme
diately after one of the cool night
rains, the snake may be enjoying
a siesta, in the morning sun after
its cool bath. In this case the
danger is doubly great, for the
fatal step may*be taken too late to
retreat after the warning rattle is
given.
The writer has spent two months
in this neighborhood. His host's
house stands three-fourths of a
mile west of the station, which
consists of a post-office, store, sta
tion, and two or three dwelling
houses. A few days ago, after a
cool norther the previous night, an
eightoen-inch diamond-back was
discovered curled up asleep near
the woodpile. The conversation of
two persons in ordinary voices
failed to wake the sleeping reptile
for several minutes, though the
creature lay almost at our feet. On
another occasion a two-foot dia
mond-back was founu asleep with
in a short distance of the front
gate, almost directly in the path
way. This snake, together with
the patch of earth on which it lay,
was picked up on the blade of a
large cotton hoe and carried sev
eral steps before the slightest evi
dence of animation was mani
fested.
There can be no gamer snake,
large or small, than the Texas dia
mond-back rattlesnake. Prod it
with a hoe or rake, or even impale
it with a pitchfork, inflicting a
dangerous wound, release it, and
the diamond-back will still mak?
surprising jumps in its efforts to
strike any object presented.
One day last April, when the air
was still chilly at times, an itin
erant Mexican was^ employed to
clean out the smokehouse, a small
frame structure 12 by 14 feet, which
stands within ten feet of the south
door of the house. During this
process six diamond-backs, ranging
in length from eighteen inches to
two feet, were found in the smoke
house. When a snake was discov
ered, the Mexican would impale it
on his hay fork and throw it into
the yard, whpre, after a fair test of
its courage, which in no instance
was found wanting, the reptile was
killed.
One of these snakes, somewhat
darker in color than the others, and
next to the smalleut in size, after
a prong of the fork had passed
through its body, made a consider
able jump, striking the heavy sole
of my outing shoe, which was pre
sented. Another in its rage and
frantic efforts to strike the invert
ed blade of a cotton hoe, actually
hung itself by the fangs on the
blade, where it remained suspend
ed for several seconds, finally dis
engaging itself by its violent con
tortions. When laboring under
excitement the bodies of all these
snakes would flatten out and ap
pear to enlarge to almost twice
their true dimensions, while their
bead-like eyes would follow my
every movement, as if seeking
some vulnerable point of attack
and the opportunity to make it.
Decapitation does not imme
diately deprive the rattlesnake of
its power. The fangs will frequent
ly strike any object inserted in the
mouth several times in rapid sui
cession, even three minutes aft<
the head has been severed from tr.
body. None of these six snake
had more than five rattles or fang
exceeding a quarter of an inch i
length.
On May 9th a three-foot tw<
inch diamond back was discovere
within six feet of the east door ?
the house, where it was dispatch*;
by a shot from a 45-calibre Colt
revolver, fired by my host's soi
This snake had but seven rattle
and no button, but the broken an
ragged edges of the last rattl
showed that some were missing
The fangs, which were extracte
and are now ii} my possession, ar
quite half an inch in length.
In addition to the diamond-bad
there is also the Aground" rattle
snake, somewhat different in ar.
pearance, smaller and shorter i
proportion to its size than the dis
mond-back, and possessing fewe
rattlers, but equally as venomoui
I am told, though not so plentifu.
A "ground" rattler was killed a
the station. J. A. Roberts report
killing a monster diamond-back
short distance east of Dilley.
The killing of rattlesnakes ii
this part of Texas is of Mich com
mon occurrence that mention of 1
is rarely made by those who kil
them, unless questioned on th
subject, or an unusually large on
is dispatched. I have interrogate*
numbers of respectabla farmer
and ranchmen residing in thi
neighborhood on the subject o
snakes, and the reply is : "Oh, yPE
wc kill them almost daily."
Deputy Hide Inspector W. H
Smith states that eighteen dia
mond-backs have been killed ii
and about his house during tb
oast few weeks, some of them ap
proaching four feet in length, an(
one of the reptiles being found un
der a bed in a sleeping apartment
The same story is told by every ar
rival, magnified in some cases t<
an incredible extent. We hav<
several rattles presented by resi
dents pf .the country where thi
snake had measured very nearly
five feet in length, while six-foo
rattlers, we are informed. hav<
been killed. So numerous are th<
snakes, and so prevalent the fea:
of them, that walking after night
fall, unless over a beaten path o:
well-defined roadway, is never at
tempted, some mode of convey
ance being always employed, ever
for the most trifling distances.
The presence of so many rattle
snakes, the small number of per
sons bitten, and the rare instance!
of fatal consequences to the victin
struck meat first as being singular
These facts, however, are explained
by two causes : First, the rattta
snake is usually in the "open" ir
warm weather, where it may be
seen and avoided, and where, if nol
seen, the warning rattle proclaims
its presence, unless the snake ii
asleep or blind, as in August; sec
ond, the bite of the rattlesnake
though dangerous in the extreme,
is cot always necessarily fatal, the
result to a large extent depending
on the location of the wound. Ii
the fangs should reach a large vein
or artery, recovery is always doubt
ful, but if no vein or artery is pen
trated the effect of the poison k
generally overcome by large dosee
of whiskey when available. I am
told of two or three instances,
though, where neglect or inability
to obtain counteractors had result
ed in frightful deaths among the
Mexicans, where the fangs had en
tered a thumb, a finger, a fleshy
part of thc hand. The simple
method of extracting the poison
by sucking tim wound whbn prac
ticable, though known and prac
ticed in some cases, is not popular,
owing to 1 he existence to some ex
tent of an incipient stage of scurvy.
A curious anomaly is the presence
of scurvy among a people whose
chief pursuits are cattle raising
and agriculture.
Wounded Soldier's Dread Com
panion.
Forent and Stream.
A perfectly truthful man once
told me that he knew the following
to have oc?urretl : An officer had
his arm shot off at the battle of
Gettysburg, and when he regained
consciousness after a fainting spell
a very large rattlesnake was sleep
ing upon his bosom. He simply
swooned off again, and after a
while when they began to collect
the wounded, another officer found
the two sleeping there, and killed
the snake with a skilliul sword cut,
and the wounded man recovered,
with the loss of his arm, but with
as much saud in his craw as he
ever had.
RATTLESNAKES' PARADISE.
HALF AN ACRE Ol THE
BEAUTIES IN MOTION.
EVERYBODY WEARS BOOTS
There is a Spot in Delaware
County Which No Rational
Man Dares Enter Unless
He Be Snake-Proof.
The Port Jervis Gazette.
The creek comes rushing down
through a ravine, at the head of
which was built a dam for the
?toruge of water to furnish power
;for a sawmill, situated, on a small
bluff on the river bank, which
manufactured into lumber the
original forest nearly a century
ago. The land about the mill, per
haps a half acre, was then thor
oughly cleaned of stumps and
roots for the storage of logs and
"manufactured lumber, and now
produces a luxuriant growth of na
tive grass. This cleared spot
reaches back to a perpendicular
cliff, fully 200 feet in height, of
shale rock, divided into layers ly
ing at au angle of about forty-five
degrees. These layers of rock are
separated by crevices, appearing,
at a safe distance, to be about ten
inches in width, with a table a foot
r?ide extending in front pf each
crevice, making the mountain-side
aperies of steps twenty or twenty
five feet apart.
.'These crevices, the depth and
area of which no man knows, are
the hornes of the "rattlers"; the
ruins of the mill (known in the
legendary lore of that section as
thV "01d Blue Mill") and the dam
and thegrasB are their playgrounds.
Meeting a native who had stopped
in at the signal tower, I made in
quiry -of the cause of the great
gvriwih of-gra-^-and why the ow-oer
did not gather the hay. He first
asked me where I hailed from, be
cause of my seeming ignorance of
the snakes, and then said :
"Say, mister, do you know there
ain't no man on the river who'd
cut that grass if you'd give him
this railroad? Why, man, that
grass hain't been cut in mine and
my father's day, and it just grows
up and falls down year after year,
and the ground has a right to be
rich. I wear boots," (he had on
boots with the tops reaching to the
knee,) but I wouldn't walk through
that grass for the best farm in this
count}', for there's snakes there
with fifty buttons on their tail, I
don't doubt, and every button
means a year, and them big fellers
could strike way above your boot
topB."
"Do all the men hereabout wear
boots?" I asked.
"I should remark they did," he
said. "No women ever come about
here unless they walk on the rail
road, and they shuffle by here
pretty rapid.
"Do you see them boots? They're
daisies I" pointing to the station
telegraph operator, whose nether
limbs, I then discovered, were in
cased in snuggly-fitting cavalry
boots. "Everybody wears boots
but them Eyetalyuns that works
on the track, and a rattler thinks
too much of hisself to bother with
such critters.
"Say! Do you waut to hear the
snakes sing?" Not waiting for an
answer, he ran down from the tower
to the railroad tank and threw a
good-sized stone over into the
thick growth of brush bordering
the shore of the creek, and in
stantly an alarm was sounded and
from the old mill and the dam and
the grass the war cry of defiance
and warning was rattled, and the
snakes in the dens in the cliff
took up the "refrain," and for
fully ten minutes the air was filled
with the noise as of a million sev
enteen-year locusts singing their
native song.
"They're there, you see," he
smilingly remarked, as he turned
to walk away up the railroad track,
"and you'd better not fool with
them."
I did not need any further "ad
vice" than the snakes had already
given me, and I then made in
quiries of the operator, wno, by
the way, is a nal ive of that region.
He said that he and his partner
had a dead cinch on that job; that
when the tower was first erected
perators were sent out from
the Port Jervis office; that the
lonesomeness nearly killed them,
for the tower is about midway of a
three-mile curve, with the railroad
bounded by the mountain and
river, but when the season opened
and the great rattlers began climb
ing the tower steps they "had
snakes" all the time, and simply
would not stay there, and, in con
sequence, young natives who were
more familiar with snakes learned
telegraphy, and hold their posi
tions free from jealousy on the
part of their brother operators.
He said it was a poor day when
one or more rattlers did not at
tempt to climb the steps, and sev
eral times the feat had been ac
complished and the snakes were
killed in the station. Many snakes
in the course of the season are run
over by the cars, and many are
killed by the trackmen.
Headless Snakes.
The Monroe (N. C.) Enquirer.
A correspondent writing from
Euto, New Salem Township, in
forms us that a few days ago Mr.
B. L. Tarleton was plowing, when
he found a nest of reptiles resemb
ing snakes without heads. There
were about seventy-five of the rep
tiles. Mr. Tarleton says that the
reptiles, when coming to an ob
stacle, divide and go around it, and
then come together again, and when
struck with a stick fly to pieces
and afteward gather the fragments
together and go on their way in
peace.
An Animated Fishhole. 1
The Rangoon (Burmah) Times.
A Barberton man, who goes to
church regularly, was one day
walking along the banks* of Con
cession Creek eating a sandwich,
and on account of the usual dis
parity between meat and bread, he
threw the redundant piece into the
water. Immediately a swarm of
yellow fish bubbled round it, ?fight
ing for the mouthful. The man
searched his pockets for fishing
tackle, but all in vain, and he was
just beginning to despair when his
.eyes lighted on a blacksnake. At
that moment ho remembered how
his father used to tell him that
blacksnakes were yery expert in
catching fish. He, therefore, grab
bed the reptile by the tail, carried
it to the river, and held it over the
struggling fish. The snake proved
itself a born angler, and in the
course of an hour the man had
captured fortv fine fish.
A few days later, as he was walk
ing in the same place, he felt
something rub againsthis leg, and.
looking down, he saw his friend,
the blacksnake, eager for more
sport.
Managers and Clerks of the Dem
ocratic Primary, Aug. 28.
Bacon Club-M DeLoach, S M
Smith, N L Broadwater, T G Smith,
Clerk.
Big Creek-J W Mack, J L Sam
ple, R M Blease, M M Payne, Cl'k.
Bouknight-Mark Long, L D
Riley, J W Herbert, F B Sample,
Clerk.
Cooper No. 1-S M Cooper, J H
Coleman, Frank Ellenburg, D S
Haltiwanger, Clerk.
Cooper No. 2-C P Smith, J O
Smith, Johnson Burnett, J T Webb,
Clerk.
Centennial-Dr J J Kirksey, J H
McClellan, C F Rudd, W O Carsou,
Clerk.
Cleveland
Colliers-S G Hammond, L R
Iiammond, J L Miller, J N Crafton,
Clerk.
Dark Corner-Drayton Comett,
J W Black, Joe Freeland, F P
Wells, Clerk.
Denny-W S Crouch.LM Smith,
M E Coleman, T S Mitchell, Clerk.
Dry Creek-D J Bruce, C W
Lagrone, D A Simons, B W Jones,
Clerk.
Edgefield Democratic Club-B B
Evans, Jeter Lanham, PB Mayson,
W J McKerall, Clerk.
Eulala-J O Haltiwanger, P B
Bryan, J B Watkins, A M Butler,
Clerk.
Fruit Hill-Walter Satcher, J K
Allen, W F Whittle, W B Maffett,
Clerk.
Gray-J G Penn, J K DeVore, R
P Holloway, C A Arringtou, Clerk.
Hampton-W B Dunovant, J W
Reese, J A Holland, B B Jones.
Clerk.
Hibler-II Q Talbert, J W Miller,
A E Rodgers, J W Canfield, Clerk.
South Hibler-J H Harley, J E
Timmerman, J V White, W E
Sheppard, Clerk.
Holston X Roads-A S Bouk
night, W E Bodie, M Q Whittle,
M E Smith, Clerk.
Johnston No. 1-J R Hart, C M
Rauton, J P Hardy, J Jacobs, Clerk.
Johnston No. 2-C W Salter, C
A Austin, A Ii Smith, W S Mob
ley, Clerk.
Long Branch-J M Bush, Wil
liam Yonce, M W Posey, T W
Scott, Clerk.
Meriwether No. 1-Talbert Glov
er, Frank Strom, J P DeLaughter,
Geo Briggs, Clerk.
Meriwether No. 2-W PI Palmer,
J F Atkins, H E Mealing, JJ
Bunch, Clerk.
Meeting Street-W S Logue, J
H Allen, H B Cogburn, D D Pad
gett, Clerk.
Miller's Store-O L Miller, E
Harrison, H W Jackson, C A Long,
Clerk.
Mine Creek-J D Parish, A R
Eidson, E M Black, J M Chapman,
Clerk.
Moss-P M Williams, Thomas
Griffis. W P Brunson, L R Bran
son, Clerk.
Mt. Euon-Giles Chapman, P J
Coleman, J M Webb, J R Webb,
Clerk.
Mt. Willing-H M Herloiig, E R
Steadman, B R Smith, J B Padgett.
Clerk.
Old Wells-S F Garner, P B Car
penter, J C Whitlock, L W Whit
lock, Clerk.
Pleasant Lane - JP Plagood, G
B Lake, Jr., C H B Williams, A D
Timmerman, Cle*rk.
Red Hill-S H I) Adams, A V
Morgan, G W Johnson, A J Mc
Daniel, Clerk.
Rehoboth-C Strom, J C Seigler,
E W Whatley, D I Morgan, Clerk.
Red Bank-J D Rushton, B Mat
thews, Henry Etheredge, C D Mob
ley, Clerk.
Ridge Spring-J O Jones, J R
Timmerman, Jas Elkins, J B Jones?
Clerk.
Rinehart No. 1-Baz Peterson,
T E Harris, B M Peterson, L M
Werts, Clerk.
Rinehart No. 2-M G Bowles,
Albert Parrott, Robert Goff, MG
Caughman, Clerk.
Rinehart No. 3-T C Moore, E W
Shealy, Pressley Shealy, J N C
Fulmer. Clerk.
, Shaw-J E Colgan, J F Bettis,
J E L?rick, A B S Day, Clerk.
Washington-J W Brooks, J B
Thurmond, Winchester McDaniel,
John Brunson, Clerk.
Wise-PF Ryan, JP Sullivan,
S L Roper, J C Rainsford, Clerk.
To Build Up
Your System and restore
Your Strength
Invigorate your Liver and
Purify Your Blood
Strengthen your Nerves and
Give an Appetite
Take that Excellent Medicine,
P. P. P.
[Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potas
sium.!
Abbotts East Indian Corn Paint
cures all Corns, Warts, and Bunions.
AUGUSTA & KNOXVILLE R. R. .
FortRoyal & Western CaroIinaFy.
AUGUSTA, GA., July 5,1894.
MR. THOS. J. ADAMS, Editor, Edge
field, S. C.,
DEAR SIR : I would be glad if
you would direct the attention of
your readers to the new and at
tractive schedule to Western North
Carolina resorts that is operated
over the P. R. & W. C. R'y, The
Ashville Short Line :
Lv. Edgefield.7.10 A. M.
" Trenton. 7.23 "
connection is made at Augusta with
the P. E. & Wi C. at 2.35 P. M.
Ar. Greenwood.5.23 P. M.
" Laurens. (5.24 "
" Anderson.8.35 "
" Greenville. 7.50 "
" Spirtanburg. 8.05 "
Tryon. 9 IS "
" Salnda. 9.4S "
" Hendersonvllle.10.22 "
? Ashville.11.20 "
Yours truly,
W. J. CRAIG,
G. P. A.
Fife Insurance.
I will be pleased to issue poli
cies to all desiring insurance
on Merchandise, Dwellings,
Furniture, Barns, atc. I rep
resent
Tlie XI mi elie ?1er,
with its $8,000,000 assets, and
The I^eiiii?r?vlvii.iiicL,
with $3,500,000 assets-two
old and reliable companies,
and always prompt in the set
tlement of all losses.
I hope those of my friends
who have so long given rae
their Fire Insurance will con
tinue to kindly favor me with
their patronage.
gMT" Office in ADVERTISER
building.
D. i*, ?TJRI^OE:.
J^?Iways Cures.
_Botanie Blood Bato--*
The Great Remedy for the speedy and permanent
cure of Scrofula, Rheumatism. Catarrh, Ulcers, a
Eczema, Eating and Spreadin? Sores. Eruptions, a
and all SKIN AND BLOOD DISEASES. Made
from the prescription of an eminent physician
who used it with marvelous success for 40 years,
and its continued use for fifteen years by thou
sands of grateful people has demonstrated that
lt is by far the best building up Tonic and Blood.
Purifier ever offered to the world. It makes new
rich blood, and possesses almost miraculous
healing properties. .
&T WRITE FOR BOOK OF WONDERFUL
CURES, sent free on application.
If not kept by your local druggist, send $1.00
for a large bottle, or S5.00 for six bottles, and
medicine will be sent freight paid by
BLOOD BALM GO., Atlanta, Ga. {
NO MORE EYE-GLASSES
HEH
MITCHELL'S
EYE-SALVE
r A Certain, Safe, and Effective Bemedr for
SORE, WEAK, & INFLAMED EYES,
^Producing Loirj-Sightedness, & RestoP*^
^T"?^ ing the Sight of the Old.
Cure8TearDrop8,firanu!at?on>-Stye
!. Tumors, Red Eyes, Matted Eye Lashes,
?so rBODrcrsG QUICK RELIEF JUD PEK2?JE3T CURE.
Also, equally efficacious when tised In other
maladie*, euch aa Ulcera, Fever Sere?.
Tumor*. ?alt Bhenn, Karn?. Pile?, pr
wherever inflammation exists, 21 IT CHE LU a
0?LVJSm&y be used to aiivantaRe.
?Si Sold by all Dr aaalsto ax 25 Cents, r
GEO. W. CROFT. JAS. H. TILLMAN.
Croft & Tillman,
ATTORNEYS &XOUNSELLORS,
EDENFIELD, (Norris Building) S. Cf
-Will practice in all Courts of
South Carolina and Georgia?
W. N. BURNETT
Successor to GEO. B. LAKE,
CYCLONE & FIEE INSURANCE
Office over Bank of Edgefield.
Norris & Cantelou.
ATTORNEYS AT JLAW.
EDGEPIELD, S. C.
Will praclice.in ail the Courts of the
State.
N. G. EVANS, JOHN GARY EVANS,
EDGEFIELD. S. C. AI KEN, S. C.
Evans Brothers,
Attorneys sLt I^avsr,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
?56^ Will practice in State and Fed
eral Courts. Also in Courts of Georgia
Tire PKice oi"
PHOTOGRAPHS
IS GREATLY REDUCED.
Just received apparatus for
taking Childrens' Photographs
quicker than heretofore.
??J?F~ Photographs taken in
CLOUDY WEATHER.
R. Hi MIMS.
Examine your gin ribs and see
if they are worn, and if they arc
replace them with the
it prevents moles from being pull
ed through with thelinl and cotton
from collecting between flit, ribs
which causes nearly all lires in
gin houses, it also ol?anos your
seed much cleaner. Gives you a
better sample thereby increasing
your custom. They pay for them
selves in one season's ginning. ,
The Lemain Rib
has a removable wearing plate just
where the saws pass between thc
ribs, this plate is made of hard
steel andean be removed by simply
pressing down a spring, and at a
cost of only FIVE CENTS. So
when you put in the Lemain Rib
you never have to buy another set,
and can always renew for only five
cents. It will be money in thc
farmers pocket to gin his cotton on
these ribs.
For particulate address,
P. J. BOATWRIGHT
DARLINGTON, S. C.
OJmT* If you need new ribs in
your gin write to P. J. Boatwright
and he will send an agent to see
yon.
Sample rib can be seen at G. B.
Courtney's Gin Shop, Edgefield,
S. C.
The Old Hickory Wagons, in
comparable forever, still take the
lead everywhere. Ramsey <fe Bland
can supply ynu and send you home
happy.
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