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THOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
I WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 1894.
The Southern Baptist Conven
tion is in session at Chester this
The State Fair which has just
closed in Columbia, was a very
good one so far as the exhibits
were concerned, but did not pay
The Columbia State, wonderful
to relate, says :
We are free to confess that Presi
dent Cleveland's administration
has not strengthened the party
It is said that the income tax
which will go into operation the
1st of January, 1S95, will raise
$50,000,000, twenty millions more
than was anticipated by Congress
when the bill was passed.
Kon. Robert C. Winthrop died
on Friday last in the 86th year of
his age. He contributed largely to
the Winthrop Training School in
this State, which will soon be
merged into the State institution
at Rock Hill for the education of
The Southern Christian Advo
cate, the organ of the Methodist
Church in this State, will be print
ed during the next two years by
Editor Jas. A. Hoyt, of Greenville.
FOP the past four years the Advo
cate has been printed in Columbia
and previous to that time in Char
Messrs. Hubbard, Price & Co.,
say that if the next cotton crop
shall equal the crop of the present
season the price will likely go
down to 8 cents. This is an im
portant matter for the serious con
sideration of every cotton planter
in the South to duly weigh before
pitching tho acreage of his crop
for the next year.
South Carolina is in a better fix
financially than any State in the
Union. The last census gives a
statement of the mortgaged in
debtedness per capita of the sev- '
eral Slates, the average of which 1
is $84. The highest on the list is '*
New York, which is $268 while 1
South Carolina in the lowest, with (
only $12. Other Southern States M
range from $13 [to $40, but the 1
heaviest indebtedness is in the (
North and Northwest. J
BUTLER'S PLANS. ~T]
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From the daily papers of Tues
day we gather that Senator M. C.
Butler, through his atterney, Gen.
Youmans, has moved before the
Supreme Court of this State for
an injunction restraining the j
Comptroller General and State I
Treasurer from paying any of ':he
salaries of supervisors of registra- '
tion on the ground that the regis
tration law is unconstitutional and
the appropriation of money for
that purpose is illegal. The court '
reserved its decision. This is said 1
to be the beginning of Senator
Butler's plan to contest Tillman's '
seat in the Senate.
The court has granted the order
to show cause and set December 3d 1
as the time for hearing argument.
The same points against the law
raised by Senator Butler were
raised by E. M. Brayton, a Repub
lican, last spring but owing to va
rious reasons the case was never I
brought to a conclusion. It is the
general opinion among lawyers
that the law is radically defective
and that it will be so declared.
The supposition is that Butler in
tends to control Tillman's seat in 1
?.he Senate to which he will un
doubtedly be elected by the Legis
lature. This is but one of his
plan*' of defeating Tillman, aB the
Senator claims that the last elec
tion was carried by the greatest
frauds, ile does not, however, say
what his plans are, but it is be
lieved that his action is but the
beginning of a contest which it is
said ho will carry even to the
United States Senate.
All this is very mysterious to
those who .are m?iely lookers on.
Even if the points raised by Sen
ator Butler should be gained how
would that help him to a seat in
the United States Senate? We can
[For the ADVERTISER.
Mine Creek Dots.
MR. EDITOR : The chilling winds
and biting frosts, we are glad to
say, have have about driven the
fever out of this community.
Th? farmers are later getting in
their grain crops than usual. Some
are sowing very heavily.
From fifty to three hundred gal
lons of syrup is the crop for the
majority of the farmers of this
section. Some have sold and
realized more profit, in proportion,
than they did on their cotton.
There is talk of a great many
going to Texas I h is time. We say
"Go!" if it is for their betterment.
The times are in Texas though
about like it is here. Texas has
its failings just like here and every
where else. Of course, it will pro
duce more to the acre than it will
here. We would not try to dis
couiage auy one, and don't say
that we would not go too. But when
you contrast here and there Texas
has the odds against it in most
respects. ?Water here is as pure as
the dew from beaven, a cool gentle
breeze coveted by all that are de
prived of it, fuel at your demand,
and nearly anything that is suited
i for the comfort of man and beast;
'right here we have it in abund
Hard times ! Hard times ! ! Is
heard from both rich and poor,
both great and small, and in fact
everybody who and everything that
says anything, says hard times.
Well, it is true, 4?c cotton is strik
ing things bluntly. Everything
except .flour is too high for the
price of cotton, but they will have
to come right or stay where they
are; the people are not able to buy
them as they stand. If thu people
will just win that pearl of content
ment, be patient and wait for the
rescue, no doubt that this present
time will be known to the future
historian as the builder up of this
South land of ours. It will prove
the innumerable resources of this
God favored laud. "Man shall not
live by bread alone," nor by cotton
alone either. Oh, if we could
realize the many ways of utilizing
our advantages, how much better
could we do! Come one! come
all ! come now and join in one har
monious baud for the purpose of
bettering ourselves and laying a
foundation for the future. Let
Reformer aud Conservative, Demo
crat and Republican, Jew and
Gentile lay down all old prejudices
and instill into the minds of the
rising generation the love of lib
erty, corn bread and collards, and
a mind and will tb sustain them
selves honorably and independ
Mine Creek, S. C.
[For the ADVERTISER,
Now and Then.
MR. EDITOR: Having just re
turned from the State Fair, I was
struck with improvements all
ilo'ig the line, from the pretty lit
tle city of Johnston to the queen
?ty of the South, for say what we
viii, Columbia is the prettiest place .
n America, and next to it is our .
)wn little neighbor Aiken. Wards, |
Ridge Spring, Monetta, Batesburg,
Leesville, Lewiedale, and other '
places bear witness to ts^it^vn. <AM .
;he people. J
Columbia and the Fair were all j
D. K. The city did its part and :
;he Fair did its part, but sad to .
=ay the attendance was small, ridi- ;
culously small. Half crops and 1
balf prices account foi it. Let us
hope things will improve. Let
cotton no longer be king. Arise
from its merral position and let it
be heralded to the world that cot
ton as a surplus is all right, but
as the only crop will not do, ex
?xcept to bring us. nearer and
nearer to the poor house, and if a
change is notmabe and that pretty
soon our friend Capt. Williams
will be crowded with guests. The
county hotel ie well kept and the
proprietor is kind hearted, so the
unfortunates can rely on good
But while noticing things as
they now are let us not forget the
good old days of Adam and Eve,
that is before the war. Things
moved- along smoothly then, if a
little slowly. There was plenty in
the land, horses, mules, cows, hogs,
sheep, etc., and, generally, good
crops were made. Both farmer
and hands fat and saucy, an am
ple supply of provisions made,
onlv small crops of cotton as a
rule, and people happier then than
now. The truth is times are sadly
out of joint. Then the country
fed the town, now the cart is before
the horse, and the town feeds the
country. Loads of guano are haul
ed to the farm, corn, oats, hay, ba
con, etc., brought from town, all of
of which could and should be
raised at home. Guano could and
should be dispensed with and its
place supplied by home raised
manure, composting, using cotton
seed, the scrapings of the yard,
horse lot, 3',c. But we poor, credul
ous farmers are still travelling in
the old and deep rut, which ends
in leaving us in tho deep rut of
debt and trouble. Another sur
pring thing is, that with our usual
foresight, time is always selected
to haul guano when the weather is
bad and the roads, never good, are
Things must change. Cotton is
trying to help us change, vide the
low price. Now let UB help our
selves by raising all of our pro
visions for both mau and beast,
only raising enough cotton., our
money crop, to buy necessary
things, such as a few dry goods,
sugar and coffee, etc., to meet the
tax collector, and if you will, but
bother not, a small wee-wee drap
of dispensary. But the truth is,
the matter with Hannah is, lazi
ness.begiuning with pater famiilias
and extending through the whole
family. Now this disease is not
confined to any particular color
lor condition all are inoculated.
The brother in black has a bad
J case of it, and his white friend is
more or less affected. Let us be
up and doing, or a good portion of
the real estate of the country will
be in the hands of the moneyed
I companies who kindly loan on
five years time, and end in owning
the lands. The Bin B is better off
than his friend the white man, for
he takes things easy. All the same
to him if corn is 10 cents per
bushel or one dollar. He has his
white friend between him and the
poor house and you bet he knows
how to manipulate him.
The above is a bolus, but can be
made into pills.
Gentlemen and boys, goto the
New York Racket Store for al 1 sorts,
styles and colors of mens' hats.
Caps too, have come back into fash
ion. You will find beautiful ones
at the Racket Store.
I Go to J. W. Marsh & Co., John
ston, for best quality of goods.
Buy shoes from J. W. Marsh &
IWILL resume the practice of medi
cine in Edgelield ar.d vicinity. Many
thanks for past patronage, and I only
ask a partial continuance of the same.
Can be found in my office from 9 a.
m. to 4 p. ra.
JVly specialties are: Scrofula, com
plaints peculiar to women, and vene
I am the oldest physician in the
county, though not the oldest man.
lt has been said by some up-start
young M. D. that the oldest physician.?
are at least fifty years behind the
times; per contra, it has been said by
philosophers, statesmen, scholars, and
gentlemen, from Jgsculapius to Jen
nings, that "practice makes perfect."
I have never forgot anything in my
life, except when I did so on purpose.
And, if not, why not?
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field and the adjoining
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BRADFIELD ItEGUJiATOR CO
ONE or more County Commissioners
will be at Stevens Creek, on the
road leading from Edgefleld to Meet
ing Street, on Wednesday, the 12th day
of Decemner, 1S94, for the purpose of
letting contract to repair or rebuild a
bridge at that place; at 2 o'clock p. m.
J. A. WHITE,
J. W. BANKS,
D. W. PADGETT.
Having obtained charter privi
leges to operate "THE PEOPLES
MUTUAL FIRE ASSOCIATION"
throughout the different counties
of the State of Georgia, and the
State being a very large one, con
faining 137 counties, have decided
to sell the remainder of my rerri
tory at very low figures.
This plan of insurance has been
operated in this (Edgefield) county
and throughout the Stute of South
Carolina under the name of "The
Farmprs'Mutual Fire Association
There is no change in the plan of
insurance only a slight chang? in
the name. The price of counties
range from $50 to $100 each, owing
to the size nf the county and the
number you buy. Now alli ask
isthat you lind out from the treas
urer of your count)' association
how much insurance was written
u|> in I his county and multiply
that hy 50 cent s per hundred (thc
amount thc Agent collects), and 1
am SHIV you will be convinced that
you cannot find a business that
will pay you near so well.
I can refer you to quite a number
of men now at work in Georgia if
you require it.
It will pay you to communicate
J. P. M-A.H02ST,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
I have opened a Beef Market
and Restaurant on the corner in
rear of the Edgefield Bank. I keep
?othingbut STALL FED BEEF,
a f-pecialty. Call once and you'll
3tay a week. Try my soup, 10c a
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Anything about lost or abandoned
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L. FULTON, Denton, Tra.
Messrs. Sheppard Bros. are my
agents at Edgelield.
ONE No. 1 Saw Mill made by the
De Loach Manufacturing Company.
Also one yoke of Oxen, 6 yeats old, in
A. L. 1?RUNSON,
Cleora P. P.
Price figures a great deal in di
viding whether you can or can't
hov something desired. You can
li\ <??<J?nu lo Ramsey <fc Eland's.
Sevrai UoIJs of Jointleas Mat
ting at 20p and 25/, worth 35/ and
40/, at Ramsey & Bland's.
A broken lot of Window Shades,
formerly sold at. 75> and $1.00,
are now 25 and 50/,.al Ramsey &
The mon wno rideau hobby pays
well for his transportation,hu* Ino
man who rides in a buggy bought
df Knmsey & Bland gets over
gro.iini for lilli'1 nu ney.
J).i nol be lonh-d hy anybody
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ing. .J. \v. Marsh ec Co., of John,
ston, will give you the bebt goods
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- MANTELS, TILING, GRATES, Al IRON FENCING.
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937^Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA., above Planters Hotel.
5,10 AND 15 CENT STORE,
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Is the4)lace to get bargains in Crockery, Lamps. Glassware? Tinware,
Iron Age Ware, Wooden Willow Ware, Hardware, ?fcc.
Toys, and Jewelry a specialty. '
618 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GAV.
This ia headquarters for the EDGEFIELD TRADE, and is THE
BEST GROCERY HOUSE IN TOWN. Always get
MURPHEY'S PRICES before you l;uy. They
sell cheap for Cash.
"W. S. MOBLBY
Is still wi t h us and is always glad to nee any ot' Iiis Edgefield friends
C Li O T HIN Gr;
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
We desire to say to the public that nur stock in e>verv department is,,now
quite complete and ready Tor inspection. We areoft'eriiif,' ?;oods at very much
reduced prices. You have but to inspect our stock and get prices, to be con
vinced that same value goods are sold for less than they were last season.
We are offering many bargains in ibis department. Can sell a suit that
will flt a 13-year-old boy for 75?. We call your attention especially to our line
of $10.00 Suits-these suits aresame value as we sold last seasoihfor $12.50 and
.$13.00. We have a large stock of cheaper suits which we are offering for less
money than same value goods were formerly sold.
This stock is complete is avery line. Our shoes are bought directly fron:
manufactories, and are sold ii? close as fresh first-class goods can possibly be
sold, and are not to be compared with old and shoddy goods that are often
found ou the market. We are. agents for the well known Bay ??tate Shoes.
...HATS! .FHT ATS!
Our line of Hats is complete, consisting of some of the latest novelties at
remarkably low prices.
Our stock of latest styles in Neckwear, Collars, Hosiery, etc., is now in
and we are selling it at very low prices.
. We make a specialty of Clothing, Shoes, Hai.s, and Gents' Furnishing]
Goods, and of course carry? much larger stock than those who keep a general
stick, therefore can give a better variety to select from. .
3EQJ B. HART & co.,
Edgefield, S. C , Oct 10,1S94._ '
*1 t*-'i ? D"?*?l""._ H,,a'lf_-0*-L3l^*ir-M0?'
QUINSY g CO.,
GL AMTEVILLE, - S. O.L
-CARRY THE LARGEST STOCK OF
BETWEEN AUGUSTA AND COLUMBIA.
Dry lois, Mois, CH, Hms, sis, Hfflim,?
We purchased ry us personnlly in the markets of New York, f
Pnilacphia, and Baltimore after the tariff reduction went into i fleet,
conseqpntly prices are lower than ever before. We carry a large stock of J
groceries and Plantation Supplies
at holm pricss. You can GET MORE MONEY FOR YOUR
COTTf andmore goods for your money al Orangeville than any
where ?e. So come to see us.
QUINBY & CO.,
GRANITEVILLE, S. C.
H5NRY m OSBORN,
MAXUFAC rUR.iR AXD DEALER IX
HANESS, SADDLES, WHIPS, Etc.
Repairing a Specialty.
siH (:h) Washington St., AUGUSTA, OA.
HCA.3? JD-I/LJ?.ID'EJ G-OOJDS.
ETthing ?nour line at LOWEST PRICES. Before Imying
elsewhcall and see for yourselves.
Pratt nfl AID? Cotton Gins ut Mi
m steels of. Enohiss, cijeap aga cooa.
8 A/SRA DH J IR0N WORKS AND
LAVIDHHLU ?SUPPLY COMPANY.
Machry and Supplies. Repairs, etc., .Quickly Made.
jKPpet our Prices before you buy.
THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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