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TITOS. J. ADAMS, - - - - - EDITOR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 1895. The State dispensary has paid back to the State treasurer the orig inal appropri?t ion of fifty thou sand dollars. The constitutional convent-ion will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10th : after that the deluge. Altogether new issues will arise; new men and measures will -come to the front to take the place of the ante diluvians, and Samps Popo will - never be heard of more. Among other interesting exhib its that were sent by the Smithso nian Institute to tho Atlanta expo sition that will be worth inspec tion, will be one that in. eludes birds and serpents ot North America, ell mu sical instruments mentioned in the Bible, wax figures of celebrat ed people, and many wonderful relics of past ages. The election for members of the constitutional convention resulted in a democratic victory in [every county in the State, except Beau fort, which sends a republican dein, gation and Darlington, which sends two republicans and three demo crats. The reformers will have two thirds majority in this con vention, divided about equally be tween the flide Bounds and Thin Skins. x Thc Election. On Tuesday the 27th in6t., for delegates to th3 constitutional con vention passed off quietly, with the following result, as kindly fur nished us hy Mr. J. B. Davis, chair man cf the Board of Commission ers o'. Election-the said Board having mot on Friday last and tabulated tie vote, viz: J. C. Sheppard,' ll 6$ G. D. Tillman, ll GS W. J. Talbert, ll (il lt. B. Watson. HCl W. H.Timmerman, ll (?0 B. Pt. Tillman, ll Ol) Not a Republican vote was cast in the county, nor did a Republi can offer to vote ! And Dargan did'nt speak in Edgefield ! And "Scratch"" got mad with the hog-eye man. Thc Edgehcld Manufacturing Company. This is thc Title of the Cotton Manufacturing Company soon to have a mill in operation at this place. The charter which has just been received allows an organiza tion with not less than one hun dred; thousand dollars with the privilege of increasing to two hun dred and fifty thousand. Our own genial and popular Col. Fisher, president of the Edgefield Oil Mill Company has been elect ed President of the new Company with Messrs. Jno. and F. ll. Oliver, F. H. Mill-: r and D. A. Tompkins as directors. This isa strong team - no slronger or better in the South anywhere. D. A. Tompkins is now in Eu rope for the purpose of buying the best improved machinery, the lum ber is being hauled and delivered daily at the site]of the factory, and Sheriff Ouzts has the contract to furnish 600,000 brick of the two millions necessaiy to complete the plant. The main building is to be approximately 225 feet long and 75 feet wide with au annex in con templation of nearly half these di- ; mensions. The charter permits the manufacture of almost any grade of goods form the finest gauze up to tent cloth, so as to be in it ali the time and for any kiud of a market. "In Alabama the people are find ing out that good roads are a pay ing investment. Madison County, in that Stat?1, already has good roads, but recently decided to is sue turnpike bonds to the amount of $50,000, in order to still further improve them. According to the Daily Advertiser, of Montgomery, "the farm lands in that County sell for better prices than those of any other in the State and tho reason for it is the excellence of the roads : the fertility of ?he land is no bet ter than thai of many other locali ties but the case with which farm products can be brought to market or a shipping point materially in creases its value." Sucli a practi cal lesson of the value of good roads should make' an impression in other communities which are claimed to be far ahead of Alaba ma in enterprise." Thc Financial status. NEW YORK, Aug. 24.-Tho New York Financier says this week: | "The statement of the Associa- i ted banks of this city for tho week ending August 24, was a favorable j ono in every way. it was marked i by a healtoy expansion in loans, a ( contraction of deposits and a con- I sequent shrinkage of $3,700,000 in the excess reserve which now stands at $37,566,675. The past creek has witnessed a greot change LD the conditions Heretofore pre vailing in the money market. There has beeu no advance in rates, it is true, but every devel opment points to an early season of better figures for loans. The movement of money from the in terior did not near!}' equal the shipments frcm this centre to the South and Wert, moro especially to the lat er section. The demand from the South has not been as ac tive as anticipated and may not reach the proportions estimated, although conservative bankers are of the opinion that the South will yet be an active bidder for funds. Thc Land of the Sky. Transylvania farmers have mucb for which to be tbankfu1 this year. The valleys from center to circumference, are dotted with im mense fields of waving corn, while hundreds of huge barns are filled with hay for their cat de and hors es. An abundance of wheat, rye, etc., is stored in the grauaries, bid ding defiance to the times, be they easy or rough. Surrounding each modest cottage or more elaborate structure for home life may be found every conceivable variety of the vege'able kingdom common to th:.s section. Vast acres are cov ered with mammoth cabbage, while tho numberless orchards are yield ing an abundant harvest of deli cious fruits. Greenville, Pickens, Easley, Piedmont, Pelzer and oth er towns in upper South Carolina, will witness th? approach of many a huge covered wagon, during the coming fall and winter, bearing products of this section to ex change for cotton and other neces sities of home comfort. The sec tions adjacent to tho upper French Brord Valley are wonderfully blessed.-Brevard Hustler. Experiment With Oats. It is rather er.rly to talk about sowing oats, but here is an experi ment by this Georgia Experiment Station worth porusal : "Ten acres of corn land (mostly) wore sown to oats in October and November, sowing from 2 to 8 bushels of seed per acre, and a fer tilizer formula of 200 lbs. of Acid Phosphate, 50 pounds of Murial11 of Potash and 400 pounds of cot ton meal per aero. An average yield of CO bushels per aero was expected. The entire crop, bow over, was killed as already noted. During tho last week in Februar}' tho entire area was resown, mostly with the "Burt," or "McCullough" oat. a rapid growing, early variety. No fertilizer whatever was applied at this tine, acting on the theory that the fertilizer applied in the fall was still retained in the leaves and roots of the oat plants that had been killed; and in the soil. Early in April 50 pounds of Ni trate of Soda, per acre, were sown on the surface. One of the best acres on which the Burt oat was growing, "as divided into 10 equal parts. Nine of these parts receiv ed the Nitrate of Soda at the rate of 50 pounds per aero. The tenth plat received no Nitrate. The re sulting yield per acre on this sec tion was as follows: The portions topdressed with Nitrate yielded at tho rate of GO bushels (32 pounds) per acre; the portion not nitrated yielded at the rate of 42 bushels; difference in favor of the nitrated portions-IS bushels per aore. The conditions were especially favora ble for a good crop of spring oats, the rainfal being abundant but not excessive. The remaining nine acres, all top-dressed with the same an.ounts per acre of Nitrate of Soda, yielded an average of 40 bushels per acre. Sonic War Keniinisccnscs ol'Spe cial Interest to Edgcficld Peo ple. Ky Gent. Robt. Hcmphlll. One part of my confidential du ty at headquarters at Fairfax was preparing the countersign and pa role each day for the officers of the command. Col. Lay fixed upon the countersign and parole and it was my business to send them around. The countersign was for the use of all the officers and men on guard. As an additional safeguard the parole was for offi cers, so that if one approached our linos he must not only be able to give the countersign but also the parole. In sending the two around they wore written on a piece of pa per and folded into a" threo-cor nered shape in such a way that no ono could tamper with the seal without tho fact being known. It is impossible to describe tho man ner of folding on paper. Those orders being ready they wore hand ed to couriers who were always on hand. They wer o generally lino looking men, well uniformed and mounted. When orders wore giv en to them they would dash away at a gallop as if everything was a mai tor of supremo emergency. Fairfax presented a military ap pearance. Troops wore drilling throughout tho day, drums wore boating and full military bands discoursed patriotic music at dross pirado and at night. Campfires illuminated tho surrounding coun try. But a chango came on the night of July 16th. 1SG1. McDowell bad bogun his "On to Richmond" and the fact was known at our head (iiarters. Throe day's rations wore issued and cooked, tents wore struck, baggage was packed and loaded and before morning tho baggage train was strung out on the road to Mana-sas. There was io precipitation or undue haste. Early on tho morning of the 17th :be troops left Fairfax, the Yankees moving on the town in groat force. Dur drummer was Uncle Charley [Jray of Co. H., of Edgefield. He was a veteran ot bol 11 (li-- Flori land Mexican Ware and must ha been nearly seventy y ?jars of aj Wilvil be would beal the diff?re calls it was the habit of the bo lo worry him with questions as what the several calls meant. 0 of the Graniteville boys wou poke bis head out of his tent ai shout: "What is that for Une Charley?" The question would repeated by other companh When Uncle Charley beat the "loi roll" on the 17th of July no que tions were asked. Uncle Charl would roll bis drum awhile .ai look sideways at the boys and st no questions were asked. Then 1 would roll his drum again and last cried out : "Why don't y< ask 'what's that for Uncle Cha ley'? No, you are all too damn< scared." Uncle Charley had h revenge aud was never afterwan so much annoyed with frivoloi questions. Part of our force came near b ing cut off at Germantown a kir of suburb of Fairfax but Ge Bonham managed with skill ; t] evacuation of Fairfax was accor plished without loss of any kin The day was hot and dry. Du rose in clouds and the march w very trying on the soldiers of tl '7th who bore it with spirit. I e caped this hardship for the pape belonging to headquarters we packed up, placed in a hack wi light springs and I was ordered Stay with the papers and hold them or destroy them before alloi ing the enemy to get bold of <be So, with fhis responsibility I roc away in an easy hack in advam of the troops and having the rigl of way before any army train b came the papers were of the big! est importance. After leaving Fairfax aboi three miles we came upon a Vi ginia regiment of infantry cor mantled by Col. Phillip Rt. Geer? Cooke. Their tents bad hw. struck, their baggage sent on an they were awaiting orders. Ju as we drove up there was eonside able commotion among them" ft one of their number had shot hin self through the band. Matte were getting foo serious for h?? and he shot himself before! li gave the Yankees a chance to ii so. His comrades were very i: dignan!. Tins reni'nds me of similar incident that occurred i Orr's Rides in 1804. A long, fara ky youth came out from Picker tu Co. C of Ihat regiment. He sai all he wanted was "a chance 1 show Co. C. how to charge (h Yankees!!" The chunco came a Riddle's Sh.?|? June 13th ISO The boy did well until tho Yairke fi iv got pretty hot when he left C< C, (led to the rear, wrapped blanket around his foot, placed th muzzle of his gun upon his toef pulled the trigger, made a crippl of himself and gave Co. C. no mot lessons of how to make a charge He used the blanket to keep th powder marks from showing. But to return, after this digres sion, to the march from Fairfax. I is sufficient to say that the troop retired deliberately although near ly enveloped by the enemy at Cen terville from which place the; moved out quietly after 12 o'clocl midnight and when mere of tin 18th "in russet mantle clad walk ed o'er the dew of the Easton hills" were in position 1-mg Bul HUD, facing north and ady t( try conclusions with McDowell Gen. Scott and ali comers. A? John Esten Cooke, says: "Towan, daylight a dull, muffled sound came borne upon the wind fron: the direction of Centerville. Ii was Bonham's column falling back Then some shots resounded,-the cavalry rear guard were skirmish ing with the advance of the enemj* "Then, as day approached, dus ky gray masses appeared beyonc the stream; the rumble of artiller} made the woods murmur; half an hour afterwards Bonham was with in the lines." As broad day dawned, a sudden roar come from tbe hill beyond the stream-Kemper's battery which had just saluted the ad vancing enemy, came bael: at a gallop-the sigual gun of the ii rsi Manassas had been fired." The first Yankee shell fired at this point shattered a cedar tree a fragment which is now kept as a treasure by Doc Bowie. Defendive works were already constructed on that line for it had all the time been Gen. Beauregard'? iuteution to make his stand at that poiut. Gen. Bonham held the center at Mitchell's Ford with his forces. TheTth S. C. V. was in earthworks on the right of tbo road between Manassas aud Centerville on the South bank of Bull Run, an insignificant stream, fordable at nearly every point, with precip itous banks. The next ford below, known *.s Blackburn's, was defend ed liy Longstreet. Behind the 7th regiment was a stretch of woods, the ground rising gradually from the stream for a distance of perhaps three quarters of a mile. The for est growth was of diff?rent varie ties, oak, hickory, and pine. On the left of the road the growth was of pine for nearly a mile and then the country was open. Gen. Bonham established headquarters in the rear of the 7th regiment about three hundred yards on the ascending slope under some large oaks. A large lent to Bleep in and one for un odie*; were put np. 1 slept in the hack. I\:rtof the pa pers were unpacked and put in the office desk and all was ready for the dispatch of orders.. The approaches to Mitchell's Ford were guarded by pickets from Bon ham's command and Kemper's battery was posted about six hun dred yards in front of our main line. About noon <>f the 18th th" enemy advanced both on Mitch ell's and Blackburn's Fords. The advance on Michell's arnon i. ted lo nothtng bul marching undi countermarching by a brigade ni j infant ry bul a ba tl pry of 20 poun der rifle pieces shelled our position and made things lively for n while I Gen. Bonham's teniR were in go.?i We have made a Specialty o for private Consumption. As we reasonable figure than any dealer ca Our Specialty is our C?l?br?t " Harve? Which we furnish at $3.20 p< We make no shipment of li different brands. As we sell on a remittance must accompany order. Write us for Complete DISTILLERS, I] Remember we Prepay all Exp positon to receive every Bhell that j carne over the line. During the cannonade at least a dozen 20 p.tund solid shot and shell fell within twenty yards of the big tent. Judgs Aldrich's old negro, Caesar, who was doing the cooking, hugged the ground during the shelling and prayed loudly for God to "stop this foolishness." In Memory of Mrs. Minnie Tompkins j McIntyre. MThe circle is broken-one seat is for saken, One bud from tlie tree of our friend ship is shaken One heart from among us no longer shall thrill With the spirit of gladness, or darken with ill. Weep!-Lonely and lowly, are slum bering now Tile light of her glan?es, the pride of her I)row. Weep!-Sadly and long shall we listen in vain i To hear th? soft toi es of her welcome again. Give our tears to the dead! Kor hu manity's claim \ From ?ts silence and darkness is ever 1 he ..ame : The hope of thal World whose exis ence is bliss ! May not stifle the lears td Ihe moiirn I ers of I his. For, oh! if one glan?e I he freed spirit c:in throw On the scene of irs troubled probation below, r Phau ihe pride of the marble-the pomp of t he dead - To that glance will be dearer the lears which we shed. As a cloud of thc sunset, slow melting in heaven, As a star that is lost when the daylight is given, Asa glad dream of slumber, which wakens in bliss, She hai.li pass'd to the world of Hut holy from this. She hath pass'd!-but, oh! sweet as the rlowrets that, bloom From her last lonely dwelling-the dust of her tomb The clmrm of her virtues, as Heaven's own breath, Shall rise like an incense from dark ness and death. Greenwood County. To Au. WHOM IT MAY COXCKRX : NoTICE is hereby given fha tan ap plication' will be made to the General Assembly of the State ol' South Caro lina, nt its next sitting, for the passage of an act establishing from portions of Edgeficld and Abbeville counties a new county to be known as Green wood county with thc county seat at the town of Greenwood. The follow ing shall be i he Metes and bounds of the said new county of Greenwood : This to bc a legal notice in case the area for the formation ol' new counties be reduced by the Constitutional Con vention. Should the area not be reduced, we will ask that our bill of last session be considered. The said new county of Greenwood, under reduced area, to be bounded as follows: Commencing in the middle of Saluda river at the Cokesbury and DonnoJd township line run said line to the C. & G. Railroad, thence a straight line to the Douglas Mill Bridge on Long Cane creek, thence a straight line to the seven mile post on the Greenwood and Abbe ville Hoad, thence a straight line ti the mout h ol' Gray's Branch on Curl tail creek, thence down Curltail creek to its mouth on Long Cane creek, thence down Long Cane creek to Jor dan's old mill, thence a straight line to where Puckett Branch crosses the Barksdale's Ferry Hoad; thence a straight line to Winter Seat bridge on Hard Labor creek; thence down the public road to Shin burg bridge on C ulfa to wu creek; thence a straight line to where the Newcut road crosses Cray and Pine Grove township line; thence up Pine Grove township line to Halfway Swamp creek on the Char leston road; thence down Halfway Swamp creek to the centre of Saluda river, and up the middle of Saluda riv er to the beginning. W. L. DURST, I Aug. 21-1m Chair, of Oom. ? Th? Hayner Distilling Co Springfield, Ohio, ship liquors di rect lo cou^u mer. Writ:? lor price list. Attention, Hussars. X ot' will meei af Bdgefield C. ET,at lu o'clock on Saturday, Septen:hex Viii. I>y order of I., lt. Ilituxso.v, Capt. \V. II. Ryan, o. S. Furnian University, G KEHN VJ LL Ii, S. C. 1 UM N EXT SESSION wi ?I open September m2'>\ ii, IS!)?. Write for circu lars, ea; a logues, er for I II for mat ion abol?! l'ourses of I nslniel ion, MCAS Hall, 1 Sourding, &c. inquire about examination to be held ny School Commissioner, August .J.!, for scholarship worin f??. C. MA N LY, I). J), President, Aug. 13-2in/ ORS FOR FAMILY USE. 0?> if furnishing absolutely pure WHISKIES, WINES, BRANDIES &c, ure distillers, ure in a position to furnish ti better article nt a more n afford to do. * ed it Home Rye" Six Years Old >r gallon and prepay all express charges. sss quanity than two gallons, but orders may be divided among , very close margin we cannot allow time on shipments, consequently Price List, Reference &c, (fcc. THE HAYNER DISTILLING COM MPORTERS & WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS, BOX 290, SPRINGFIELD, OHIO. Tess Charges. THE SOUTH AND NOllTH AMERICA N NEW YORK AND CHICAGO LLOYDS -(0) H. A. SMITH, General Co. Ag't. for Edge field. THE LLOYDS system, established in 1688, (over two cent ..ries ago) by Edward Lloyd, is made now more thorough Mud pf : feet through regular businpss progression. A LLOYDS COMPANY H AS NEVER FAILED. MANY PROMINENT BUSINESS MEN ARE IN IT, because, as business people, thpy are bound to accept th? sav ing fea* ire of the Lloyd?, coupled wiih rqnal, if not greater relit.bili ly than is offeied by any other insurance in existence The L'??yds offer a uniform cut of fifteen per cent, on the old line prices, ai din case of excessive rates having been made, they give even greater n lief than this. Among our polic\ holders in Edgefield we name a few: Jones cfc Son, E. J. Norris, Alvin Hart. W. B. Penn, Mrs A. E. 1. wis, Mrs. S. A. Dozier, Jas. ?. Bennet, R. P. Holloway, R. L. Fox. The most prominent Northern corporations and conserns, well known in the South, are in the Lloyds, 6tich as Ansi in, Nichols cfc Co., Simpson, Crawford cfc Simpson, Postal Cable & Telegraph Co., of New York, Jordan, March cfc Co., Edison Electric Light Co. nf Boston, Sprinkles Sugar Refining Co., J. B. Lippincntt cfc Co. of Philadelphia, P. Lorri lard cfc Co., of Jersey City, Armstrong, Calor cfc Co.. Burnell <fc Co. Henry Sw i ii born cfc Co., Daniel Miller cfc Co, of Baltimore. IN SOUTH CAROLINA Ihe largest concerns are in it. Applications for Lau rance received at The ADVERTISER Office. May 1, 1895. JOHNSTON and EDGEFIELD, DEALERS IN Vehicles of all Kinds, - - Fine Harness, Saddles, FURNITURE and COFFINS, - - HARDWARE. Jan. 29-1895. PM anti Aseste Coil Gins ifl Presses, Large StocK of. Eipes, Ci]m BQQ OQOO. I f\hft$3 A DH J IRON WORKS AND L-lJlYf OMr?lJ c SUPPLY COMPANY. -A^TJGrTJSTA., GA.. Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made. ?J?f Get our Prices before you buy. WM. SeHWEieERT & 0o., -RELIABLE JEWELERS Has all the Newest Goods of the Season in Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, LADIES SHIRT WAIST SETS in Gold and Silver. LADIES FINE SILVER BELT BUCKLES with fine Silk Ribbon. STERLING SILVER SPOONS and FORKS lower than ever before. Watch and Clock Repairing Promptly Attended to by Competent Workmen. COU. BROAD and 7 TUSTTEET, - A VG USTA, GA WHAT DO YOU THINK! LEWIS F. 7WILI6AR. 937 BROAD ST., AUGUSTA, GA., IS SELLING AN OAK MANTEL FOR $3.00, AND ONE WITH A 15x24 GLASS, A TILE HEARTH, A TILE FACING, AND A BRONZE FACING FOR JUST $17.00. Palmetto Business College, WlLLISTON, S. C., Next Session Begins Sept. 26, 1895. One of the most complete Commercial Colleges in the South. Tuition rates reasonable. First class board $8.00 per month. We have large and comfortable Dormitories that, "will accommodate one hundred and fifty boarding students. Military regulations. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed For further particulars, address. J. R. A. Whitlock, July 16- tf. PRESIDENT. "Wofford College, j FR?NC?FBEER JAS. H. CARLISLE, L. L, D., Pres. WOFFORD COLLEGE FITTING SCHOOL, A. G. REM RE RT, Head Ma-dor, Expenses for OUP j'ear, from $150 to $200. Next Session begins Oct. 1, 1895. - For Catalogne, addresfl J. A. GAME WELL, S part a 11 burg, 8. C. July 30-2m. Flat to be Built. TlIK Township hoard will be at Shaws and Mackies Mill on Stevens Creak on Satujday September 14th at Ki o'clock, a. m., for the purpose nf let Lingthc lint to be bnill there, reserving the righi tn reject any and all bids. Ri. A. WHITTLE, Sup. V. JJ. LANHAM, J. P. ATKINS. Aug. IP-If. Now is the time to LIIC Advertiser. take -(0) My name is Norman; On the Grampian hills My father feeds his Hock. The report that I had gone out of business, or contemplated that, step, is a mistake. lam still on the ground floor and have reduced the price of beef to 5 and 8 cents. I'll always be glad to see my friends and to make more friends. To make more friends To sell more beef And sell more beef To make more friends. NORMAN YOUNGBLOOl). French Chef. OSBORNE'S me?? ANO w?st/v '??jrt&ivvccc'f* nnd Telegraphy, Angnntn, Gn. Ko theory. Mo text boohs. Actual business from day of cn tr ri np. College poods, money and busin CH? impers med. H. H. farej>Rld to Augusta. Write for handsomely Illustrated catalogue. New Goods! New Goods!! COSCHElt & CO., carry a full line of the latest Home and Foreign Delica cies. When you visit Augusta come and see us. Prices will please you. DOSCHEM & CO. eoe BROADWAY, GIN HOUSE And Country Property ? N S TJ R E D. Apply to W. J. McKERALL, ACT., EDGEFIELD, S. C., YS SN THE LEAD. /. C. LE?Y ? ?0., \ TAILOR-FI3 CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, - GEORGIA,, j 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 cul tivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to make our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest^customers Polite atten tion to all. A call will be appreciated. I. C. LEVY & CO. TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS. AUGUSTA. GA YOUR ATTENTION ? ----^TIP YOU JSI EED^-^=, Coot Steves, Stove Pans, Stove Pije, Tinware, fell Batt, PAITOY GROCERIES, Loaded Shells, Harmed Goods, Confeetionaries. Evaporators Repaired or made to Order*. LARGEST COOK STOVE FOR THE MONEY. Cottee Pots, Milk Buckets, and Covered Duckets made from the best of Tin in the market. Repairs for Cook .Stoves I sell, kept in stock. Call on or address CHAS. A. AUSTIN, J-OHHSTSTOIN", s. c. FOR SALE. 0 NE Yoke Oxen, one No. 1 Saw Mill, made by the PeEoaeh Manufac turing Company. A. !.. M RUN soy. July ?3-tf Cleora, P.O. Harvest Home Rye-G years old $3.20 per gallon, all express charges prepaid. The Hayner Dis? ?tilling Co., Springfield, Ohio..