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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893. _ - r-? ----- 4> VOL. LVIII. NO. 39. GEO. AV. CROFT. JAS. H. TILLMAN Croft & Tillman, ATTORNEYS &:COUNSELLORS, EDGEFLELD, (NorrisBuilding) S.e. 'Will practice in all Courts of | South Carolina and Georgia? Norris & Cantelou, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. EDOEPIELD, S. C. Will practice in all the Courts of the ?state. H. G. EVAN'S, JOHN GARY EVANS, KDGEKIKLD. S. C. ' AIKEN, S. C. Evans Brothers, Attorneys at I^a/w-, EDGEFIELD, S. C. Will practice in State and Fed eral Courts. Also in Courts of Georgia THO PRICG CF PHOTOGRAPHS IS GREATLY REDUCED. Just received apparatus for taking Childrens' Photographs quicker than heretofore. gj*% Photographs takeu in CLOUDY WEATHER. R. H? MIMS. AUGUSTA & KNOXVILLE R. R. FortBoyal & Western Carolina R'y. AUGUSTA, GA., July 5, 1S94. 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. Edgefleld.7.10 A.M. " Trenton. 7.23 ? connection is made at Augusta with the P. R. & W. C. at 2.35 P. M. Ar. Greenwood.5.23 P. M. " Laurens. G.24 ? " Anderson.S.35 " " Greenville. 7.50 " " Spartanburg. 8.05 a " Tryon. 918 u " Salnda. 9.48 " " Hendersonville.10.22 " " Ashville.11.20 " Yours truly, W. J. CRAIG, G. P. A. Fire Insurance. I will be pleased to issue poli cies to all desiring insurance on Merchandise, Dwellings, Furniture, Barns, atc. I rep resent Tlie IVIaiicliester, with its $8,000,000 assets, and The Pennsylvania, with $3,500,000 assets-two old and reliable companies, and always prompt in the set tlement of all losses. 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The Story of the Southern Rail way Company, the Greatest Railroad Combination Now Known, CHATTANOOGA, TENN., Sept. 5. The greatest combination of pri vate capital ever enlisted in one enterprise in the United States is supporting the Southern Railway Company. From a thoroughly re liable source the Times is inform ed that the underwriters, as they may be termed, of the reorganiza tion scheme of the Richmond and West Point Terminal and the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway companies are none other than the Rothschilds, of Loudon and Paris, and the Vanderbilts of New York, Cornelius and Wil liam K. The reorganization, as is well known, was undertaken and suc cessfully consummated by Drexel, Morgan & Co., of New York, and J. S. Morgan., of London. These two great banking houses interest ed their richest clients, the Roths childs and Vanderbilts. The syn dicate really is very small in num bers, for it is divided into four persons, but is colossal in wealth, representing the greatest aggrega tion of capital in the world, more than half a billion dollars. The Rothschilds have one-quarter, the Vanderbilts one-quarter, Drexel, Morgan & Co. one-quarter, and J. S. Morgan & Co. one-quarter. The reorganization plan provided for thirty million dollars of new capi tal, and it is this sum that the quartette has agreed to supply, and more if necessary. The money is to be used in heavier rails, new bridges, new. equipments, termi nals extensions, etc. EXTENT OF THE SYSTEM. The Southern Railway has now acquired in complete ownership four thousand five hundred miles of road, and by the reorganization has reduced the bonded indebted ness from $135,000,000 to $90,000, 000, just one-third, and the fixed charges from $7,500,000 per annum to $4,500,000, a saving of $3,000,000 per annum. The bonded indebted ness of the road is now less than $20,000 per mile. THE FIRST ANNUAL MEETING of stockholders is to be held in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and bonds to the amount of $120,000,000 on the entire pioperty will be authorized. Thirty mil lions of the bonds are to be used in improvements. The expendi ture of this large sum of money in the South along the line of the Southern Railway will be far reach ing in its effect. A SOUTHERN EXTEN8ION OF VANDER BILT'S SYSTEM. There is now very little doubt that the Southern Railway project is simply an extension of the Van derbilt system into and throughout the South. The Chesapeake and Ohio will, no doubt, become a part of the system within a short time, and tho Queen and Crescent system will ultimately become a part of the system, whatever may be the immediate plans of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton people. Through the Cincinnati Southern the Big Four, of the Vanderbilt system, will be reached at Cincin nati. The controlling stock of the Central Railroad of Georgia, is held by the Southern Railway, and when the property finally gets into the hands of the security holders, which is only a question of a short time, it will be discovered that the Rothscbild-Vanderbilt system is in control. The plans of the Drexel-Morgan people are now so near fruition that it is now no longer a matter of speculation. The greatest railroad combination on earth is near com pletion. Twenty-five thousand miles of the best railroad property in America will soon be under the control of the Rothschild-Vauder bilt combination. It has leen an open secret for eome mouths that the Rothschilds were becoming in terested in American railroads. While the reorganization plans of the Richmond Terminal and East Tennessee give Drexel, Morgan & Co. supreme control for five years, by the expiration of that time it is confidently believed they will con tinue the control by virtue of the fact that they own the controlling interest. AN AUSPICIOUS BEGINNING. The beginning of the Southern Railway is under the most favora ble conditions. While the proper ties have been reorganized on a basis that would enable prudent management to make fixed charges during a depressed business period, such as the South is just emerging from, the prospects for business greater in volume than the South ever before enjoyed are now of the most encouraging character. The cotton crop will yield nearly ten million bales, and the South will not only have enough com for its own use, but a great surplus to sell. The general condition of the planters and farmers in the South was never better. They were never before so little in debt. AN INDUSTRIAL REVIVAL. Factories and furnaces are re suming in every direction. One order for twenty thousand tons of pig iron has been given the Ten nessee Coal and Iron Company by Matthew Addy & Co., of St. Louis, and in consequence the Cowan fur nace has been put in blast, and the South Pittsburg furnace will also be in blast in a few days. Every factory in the city of Chattanooga is at work and the greatest activity is among the boiler makers. IMPROVED BUSINESS IN THE SOUTH. A very market improvement in the general tone of business throughout the South has been ap parent for some time. The feeling thrt the South is on the threshold of a great era of prosperity seems to be daily increasing in the North and West. Eastern banks are offer ing money at low rates of interest to their Southern correspondents and large mercantile houses are crowding the South with commer cial travellers. The Southern Rail way has its beginning at a propi tious time. How thc Run on the Bank Stopped. . The American Catholic Quarterly Review. Matters at the Bank of Dublin were looking blue, but just at the right moment one of the officers had an inspiration. He thought that by O'Connell they might be per suaded to retire. O'Connell came, but with an inspiration of his own. He entered the directors' room by a private door, and without any ex planation called for a fire shovel and a handful of gold pieces. He heated the gold till it was alto gether too hot for comfortable handling, and sent it out just so to be paid over the counter. Then a new batch was treated in the same way, and for some min utes there was plenty of fun in the front ranks of the fun-loving crowd, for an Irishman loves fuu, even in the most unfavorable circum stances. But the leaven was work ing, so that soon some one who had just got his own money safe, and was tossing it from one hand to the other to keep it warm, cried out: "Arran, boys, what's the use? Sure, don't we see them coining the goold, as fast as they can, be fore our eyes?" "True for you," says another ; and, "Be-dad, you're right," puts in a third; and with that the true Irish humor came to the top, and a shout went up : "Long live the Bank of Dublin," and the run was over. It was not the fire shovel, nor tho hot. gold pieces, that did the work ; it was the grand hoad of brains behind them. Thc Tallest of Baptists a Lady. Louisville Courier-Journal. Col. Craddock tells the following story in his usually unique style in The Paris Kentuckian-Citizen : " 'Yes, you may record in The Ken tuckian-Citizen that I am the tall est of the Baptists,' said Miss Anna Luman, of Mount Carmel vicinity, at the Baptist Association, at Mayslick. 'I am 6 feet 6 inches in full dress, and weigh 143 pounds. One brother same height, my father 6 feet 4 inches and 313 pounds, but mother is only 5 feet 5. I wear a No. G shoe and t?'i gloves. The Luman Brothers, fur niture dealers of Winchester, are my brothers. lam a farmer, my father giving me a fine f-state of over 100 acres.' We added: 'Well, if you desire a partner, I'm a bach elor, and always felt I'd like a wo man I could look up to.' She is .a most interesting conversational-; ist." MIDNIGHT WATCH FOB A LION. Clive P. Woolley. As I thought it possible that the lion might not come back until after the moon had set, when . it would be intensely dark, I was de termined to bo as close to him as possible. There being only one lion to deal with, I was not much afraid of his interfering with me, at any rate before he was fired at, and so made my shelter as small as possible, in order that it should not attract his attention. We first chopped a few straight poles, and leant them together at the back of the tree, and then covered them with some leafy branches. That evening I had dinner with Dr, Edgelow, and about half-past seven, just as night waa closing in, took my rifle and blankets a|d crawled into my shelter, in which I had only room to Hit uprigHt. John then closed the entrance hje hind me, and I prepared for a Joj^g vigil. As the moonwa8 now within two nights of the full, it would have been a lovely moonlight nigfit had it not been that the sky was overcast with clouds; but these clouds were light and fleecy, so that the moon gave a strong light through them. Looking through the side of my leafy shelter, !l could very distinctly see John and the two Kaffir boys sitting by their fire at the side of the wagon, as well as the head of my old horse, which was tied to the forewheel on the further side ; my oxen, too, I could clearly distinguish, so clear ly, indeed, ihat I could make out their colors, and see the raw-hide thongs with which they were tied to the yokes. Some were standing up, and every now and again one of these would move about and rattle the iron trek-chain as he did so, but the greater part of them were lying down chewing the.cud contentedly, after a goodi,'day'B feed. As the shooting-hole between the diverging branches of the tree be hind which I sat only allowed me to get a view directly over the car cass of the ox, I arranged another opening to the right, which gave me a good view up the wagon road, along which I thought the lion would most likely come, and I .placed the muzzle of my rifle in this opening when I entered my shelter. As the night was so light, I thought it very likely that my vigil might be a long one ; for even if he did not wait until the moon had set, I never imagined that the lion would put in an appearance until after midnight, when the camp would be quite quiet. Under this impression I had just finished the arrangement of my blankets, placing some behind me, and the rest beneath me, so ae to make my self as comfortable as possible in so confined a space, and was just leaning back, and dreamily won dering whether I could keep awake all night, when, still as in a dream, I saw the form of a magnificent lion pass rapidly and noiselessly as a phantom of "the night across the moonlit disc of the shooting hole I had made to the right of the tree stem. In another instant he had passed and was hidden by the tree, but a moment later his shaggy head again appeared before the opening formed by the diverging stems. Momentary as had been the glimpse I had of him as he paBsed the rigbthand opening, I had mark ed him as a magnificent black maned lion, with neck and shoul ders well covered with long shaggy hair. He now stood with his fore legs right against the breast of the dead ox, and with his head held high, gazed fixedly toward my wagon and oxen, every one of which he could of course see very distinctly, as wall as my boy John and the Kaffirs beside him. I heard my horse snort, and knew he had seen the lion, but the oxen, al though they must have seen him too, showed no sign of fear. The Kaffirs were still laughing and talking noisily not fifty yards away, and, bold as he was, the lion must have felt a little anxious as he silently gazed in the direc tion from which he thought danger might be apprehended. All this time, but without ever taking my eyes off the lion, I was noiselessly moving the muzzle of my little rifle from the righthaud side opening to the space that com manded a view of his head. This K was obliged to do very cautiously, for fear of touching a branch be hind me and making a noise. I could see the black crest of mane between his ears move lightly in the wind, for he was so near that had I held my rifle by the small of the stock I could have touched him with the muzzle by holding it at arm's length. Once only he turned his head and looked round right into my face, but, of course, with out seeing me, as I was in the dark, and apparently without taking the slightest alarm as he again turned his head, and stood looking at the wagon as before. I could only see his head, his shoulder being hid den by the righthand stem of the tree, and I had made up my mind to try and blow his brains out, thinking I was so near that I could not fail to do so even without being able to see the sight of my rifle. I had just got the muzzle of my rifle into the fork of the tree, and was about to raise it quite leisurely, the lion having hitherto showed co signs of uneasiness. I was working as cautiously as possible, when, without the slightest warn ing, he suddenly gave a low grating growl and turned round, his head disappearing instantly from view. With a jerk, I pulled the muzzle of my rifle from the one opening and pushed it through to the other, just as the lion walked rapidly past in the direction from which he had come. He was not more than four or five yards from me, and I should certainly have given him a mortal wound, had not my rifle missed fire at this most critical juncture, the hammer giving a loud click in the stillness of the night. At the sound the lion broke into a gallop, and was almost instantly out of sight. Indians Tracking. Blackwoods Magazine. It was a most strange and inter esting experience to see the Indian read all the signs of the differeut animals in the grass or among the woods with the same ease as we read an open book. The least dis ao^aj^ement in. the grass or stioks, however 'small, was enough. Glanc ing casually at it in passing, he would say: "Bear, a week old." "Yesterday," "Deer, thia morn ing," "Very old," "Caribou, last month," and so on. It was won derful to behold this instinct in a man. I had for a long time been fol lowing this trail of the moose, which I thought was a fresh trail, when I got sick of ir, and began to cross-examine Mr. Big Partridge as to how far off our quarry was likely to be. Big Partridge then showed that he was sick of the imaginary moose hunt himself, and owned up. "Old trail, all moose nipoh"-that ie, dead. He had only been lead ing me about in this way to amuse me, knowing it useless the whole time ! He exacted $2.50 for that day's sport. OFFICE OF SAMUEL CHERRY, ) 21 Drayton Street, [ SAVANNAH, GA., Dec. 16, '91. ) Messrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah' Ga.: Dear Sirs-I would like To add my testimony to the almost miracu lous effect of P. P. P. in the case of Mary lugraham, a woman living on my place ; she had a constant cough, sore throat, debility, etc., and was emaciated to a degree that she was unable to get out of bed unaided, being given up by physi cians; she had taken tho ruinous so-called Blood Medicines without the least effect, until being put un der the P. P. P., she immediately began to improve and is now in as good health as ever in her life. You can refer to mo at any time as to the effects of P. P. P., in the foregoing case. Yours truly, SAMUEL CHERRY. A Marshal Saved Life and Hair. MONTICELLO, FLA., ) Jan. 21, 1890. J For tho last eight years I have been in bad health, suffering with Malaria, Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, and Dropsy. My* indigestion was bad, and my hair all came out, in fact I was nearly a wreck. I had taken kidney aud blood medicines, which did me no good. When I began taking P. P. P" about three months ago, I was as weak as a child. I have only taken four bot ties (small size), pud to-day I am a well man and my hair has "come again." I cannot recommend P. P. P., too highly. W. F. WARE, Marshal, Monticello, Fin, F. C. OWENS, Witnees. Wall Paper in all shades, vorv cheap, at Ramsey & Bl an d's. HORRORS OF THE FIRE. Sickening Details of Suffering at a Minnesota Town and tbe Means Taken for Relief. PINE CITY, MINN., Sept. 5.-A courier r^de into this city late yes terday afternoon with an urgent re quest that medical aid and sup plies be forwarded at once to Mora, a small town twenty miles west of here. Tue messenger, Henry Luther, said that a dozen refugees from Pokegama were dying for need of medicines. A call for volunters was made and in t6n minutes Drs. Norton, Perkins, and Alien and Miss Maggie McLeod, a trained nurse from Toronto, Canada, who has been administering to the suf fering here, announced that they were ready to go. A team of four horses were hitched to a farm wagon and at 5 o'clock the start was made. Aa the road was crossed by the trail of fire their way is ex tremely difficult, charred trunks blocking the way. The story told by the messenger brings to light hitherto unpublish ed horrors of the devastation. Mora itself escaped destruction, and the human beings whose lives are ebb ing away in its limits received their injuries at Pokegama, four miles to the north. Late Sunday night the leaders of those who fled from there arrived at Mora. They were burned, but not badly. Neverthe less they kept Dr. Lewis, the only physician in the neighborhood, busy and made serious inroads into his stock of liniments and medi cines. Monday night a band of fifteen half cooked human beings stum bled into the village, more dead than alive. They had not had a mouthful to eat since Saturday afternoon, and in their reason-be reft condition lost their way in the tangle, of blackened stumps, one man with an eye burned out and the other nearly sightless, but'de spite his agony the strongest of the parly was carrying another whose feet had been burned off. A wo man had taken off her skirt to keep the flies and mosquitoes from her bleeding head. Dr. Lewis did all he could to alleviate the agony of those unfor tunates, but his medicines gave out, and finally he, after three days' incessant wo?k, succumbed and was unable to do more. Then the appeal for aid was sent. The courier also said six more bodies were found at Pokegama yesterday. There were 113 inhabitants in Pokegama. Twenty-two bodies of the dead have been fouud. The Culbersons of Texas. Nashville (Tenn.) Amerlean, The Culberson family seem to havo a strong pull with Texas Democrats. The father, David B. Culberson, has been a leading and most prominent member of Con gress for twenty years, and the son, Charles A., has been promoted from Attorney General of Texas to the Governorship, for his recent nomination by the Democratic con vention means his election. He is youg, able, and talented, and Texas Democrats have made no mistake in nominating him. Scotch Hospitality, 1629. The Scottish Review. We have an interesting account of hospitality in 1629, which gives a good idea of the manner in which a country gentleman of the period lived. Dinner and supper were brought in by the servants with their hats on, a custom which is corroborated by Fynes Moryson, who, writing in 1598, says that, be ing at a knight's house who had many servants to attend him, they brought in the meats with their heads covered with blue caps. After washing their hands in a basin, they sat down to dinner, and Sir James Pringle said grace ; the viands seemed to have be^n plentiful and excellent, "big pot tage, long kale, bowe or white kale, which is cabbage, 'breoh sopps,' powdered beef, roast and boiled mutton, a venison pie in form of an egg, goose" ; then they had cheese cut and uncut, and apples. But the close of the feast was the most curious thing about it. The table cloth was removed, and on it was put a "towel the whole breadth of the table, and half the length of it, a basin and ewer to wash, then a green carpet laid on, then one cup of beer set on the carpet, then a little long lawn serviter, plaited upa shilling or little more broad laid cross over the corner of the table, and a glass of hot water set down also on the table, then be there three boys to say grace, the first, the Thanksgiv ing; the second, the Paternoster; the third, a prayer for a blessing to God's Church. The goodman of the house, his parents, kinsfolk, and the whole company they then do drink hot waters, so at supper, then to bed, the collation which is a stoupe of ale." The whole ac count, it must be said;;is not very intelligible, and it must have been a somewhat formidable prelude to the post-prandial toddy. A NeW Method of Compressing Cotton. News and Courier. Much is claimed for au improved cotton compress lately brought for ward. It is designed to be used at every gin plant instead of the usnal box press, and is placed at the cou I denser of one or more cotton gin stands, so that it may receive the cotton in the form of a continuous bat as it cornea from the condon Bor. This bat is carried between rollers and rolled around a central spindle, each fibre of cotton being thus sub jected to constant pressure from large rollers that are continually pressing on the bale as it gradually grows in size. All the parts of the press are made of iron and steel, and less floor space is required than for the ordinary box press, and, as it takes its own cotton, one or two men can be dispensed with at every gin plant. When the gins begin to gin a bale of cotton this kind of press also begins to compress the balo, and when the gins are through ginning the bale the press is also through compressing it and it is immediately ready for the market. After being completed the bale is of cylindrical shape and contains some thirty-five pounds of cotton to the cubic foot-hence occupying far less than the ordinary com pressed bale, the, latter, containing an average of twenty-two and a half pounds to the cubic foot. Be ing cylindrical, 'the bales are of such density that it is possible to transport them at considerably less cost than if of the former size. A New Jersey woman has patent ed a device for an improvement in envelopes, in answer to the recent invitation of the Government to submit ideas and designs for means to detect tampering with sealed let ters. Her invention is very simple, merely the printing of a small de vice of any shape on the under side of the flap of the gummed en velope in a sensitive fluid, fixed when dry, but which will run or spread on the application of steam or moisture, thus showing whether the seal has been molested. By a simple rule, the length of the day and night, any time of the year, may be ascertained by simply doubling the time of the sun's rising, which will give the leDgth of the night, and doubling the time of setting will give the length of the day. The average weight of the brain of an adult male is three pounds and eight ounces; of a female, two pounds and four ounces. The nerves are all connected with it directly or by the spinal marrow. These nerves with their branches and minute ramifications probably exceed 10,000,000 in number. There are 68,000 postoflices in the United States ; about 67,000 of them do not pay their running ex penses. The profit of the New York City postoffice is $4,000,000 a year. lu Italy 2 per cent, of all the insanity is caused by drink, in Austria, 15; in France, 20; in England, 32 ; in Sweden, 50. It was not until the close of the last century that the torture of crimiuals was generally abolished in Europe. In Germany there ie a law for bidding restaurateurs to serve beer to people who have eaten fruit. There are no longer any Budd hists m India. Tramps are practically unknown in New Zealand. Farm bells for sale by Ramsey & Bland. Just received the nicest assort ment of Rugs in the market, from 50 cents up, at Ramsey & Bland's. We are prepared to supply you with either a New Buckeye or McCormick Mower, at $45. Hay Rakes at $20, at Ramsey & Bland s. THE CONDOR OF THE ANDES. Popular Science Monthly. Despite its immeLse size and weight, .the condor possesses the power of rising in its flight to a greater distance above the earth than other birds; and Darwin speaks rapturously of its grace of motion on the wing. "When the condors are wheeling in a flock, round and round any spot) their flight is beautiful. Except when rising from the ground, I do not recollect ever to have seen one of these birds flap its wings. Near ' Lima I watched several for nearly an hour without once taking off my eyes; they moved in large curves, sweeping in circles, de scending and ascending without giving a single flap. It is truly wonderful and beautiful to see so great a bird, hour after hour, with out any apparent exertion, wheel ing and gliding over mountain and river." Humboldt -claims that it.. Boars to an altitude of at least 20, 300 feet above the sea. From the save of Autisaua, which is at an slevation of 12,958 feet above the Pacific ocean, he observed a condor rise perpendicularly to a still greater height of 6,876 feet. Other authorities state that it reaches a height of six miles above the sea level. . Tho bird from flying at this ex treme elevation, where the air must be so highly rarified, will drop sud denly to the valleys, thus in the briefest time passing through an almost incredible change of tem perature. At such a height the air cells of the condor, when they have been filled in the lower region, must be inflated in tho most ex- ; traordinary manner. But the great :' bird loves the heights. They are . - his chosen home. Hunger alone drives him to the plains. ' As "soon as his appetite is satisfied he leaves them, appearing to be oppressed by; JHbe higher temperature,Jamiiju^ creased weight of the atmosphere. High up ?s the eye can reach, he maybe seen describing his grace ful circles against the blue. From this or even a more lofty point of vantage he brings his telescopic eye to bear upon the earth, eagerly scanning the movements of the herds for the fall of some weakened member of the flock. No sooner does a poor creature drop than down rush the condors to the feast. In spite of the keenness of a hun ger sharpened by one knows not how many days of watching upon the wing at that frigid alti tude, our condor begins his repast daintily, tasting first the tongue and eyes, his chosen tid-bits. But soon, fired by the sight of the beau tiful banquet which death has spread for him, he tears the tough hide, and, wildly pulling with his beak, pushing with his feet, and flapping his wide wings, gorges himself, gulping down great bits of flesh, and riots without stint until - he can hold no more. Fairly drunken with his revolting feast, he no longer has power to raise himself upon the wing. Knowing this, the Indians will often placea dead animal as a lure upon the plains. When the birds have be come gorged and unable to fly, tho Indians appear and noose them with the lasso. Our line of Bed-room Suits are the nobbiest you ever saw, and at prices to suit the times, at Ramsey & Bland's. The cheapest parlor suit of fur niture ever brought to Edgefield, for sale by Ramsey & Bland. M T. X. L. For Pi. It Cures RHEUMATISM, NEURALGIA, TOOTHACHE, GRIP, AND COLD IN ALL ITS FORMS, CUTS, SORES, BRUISES, SPRAINS, LAMENESS. ,It always relieves when properly applied. SOLD BY AI2I2 DRUGGISTS. PRICE 25 CENTS. Prepared hy T. X. L. CO. C. M. DEMPSEY, Manager 230 Main St., Columbia, S. C. Bridge Letting. OTICE is hereby given that one or more County Commissioners will >n Friday, the 24th inst., at 10 o'clock, it Lewis Claxton's mill, let a bridge to >e built across Beech Creek. Reserv ng the right to reject any or all bids. J. A. WHITE, D.W.PADGETT, J. W. BANKS, . c. c. E. a