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Supplement to The ?dgefield Advertiser.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., APRIL, 1898.
EVERY DAY A
The Merry Makers are doing a
mendous work, and propose to givi
friends and visdtors of Augusta a i
el such as the history of no city of
OW Inhabitants has ever even attei
ed. Indeed, gala weeks and festiv
of every kind have been atternr
but never so daring and brave a.i
deflating has ever been secu
for a city the size of this. Thou*
upon thousands of dollars have t
lavished in every entertainment
the public. An\bitIous sons and pa
,^^MMM^?tl?_daug-hters all jojn_ia?maJ?laaJ
n?ficance is given andgrS^^^^
tude of the w??k of festivities fi
the fact that it is the one hundr
year of Augusta as a city; added
this ls the great interest being ta'
by the ladies of Augusta In mak
tte floral pageant the mest noted ev
in the history of exotics In this co
While the south is noted for its ?
grant flowers, lt is more noted 'for
beautiful women, and when the t
come into contact, the sweet flow
and the beautiful women, lt makes
picture such as no other country
the world can present.
The Merry Maker? have been lav
In every preparation for Merry Ma
ere' week. The following ls the pi
gram as outlined for tb" festivities
- MONDAY, APRIL. 25TH.
The opening of the week's festivit
Is the celebration of the city's centi
nial birthday. The arrangements ha
been made to make lt the most coi
plete civic event that has ever "tak
place. Without the glitter of bra
buttons, martial music will fill the a
and the citizens and merchants will give
parade three miles long and worthy of l
most beautiful southern city.
TUESDAY, APRIL, 26TH.
Th'n will be known as Military, Ve
erans' and Memorial day. The Mer
Makers have combined with the vet
rans, the Ladies' Memorial Associati
and the military, in arranging a di
tnat will be replete with memori
events. Local military-, visiting mil
tary, Georgia infantry, South Carolir
cavalry, with two companies of Veti
rans will not only make a military di:
play of considerable magnitude, bl
"will be reviewed by the governors <
the two most noted muthern states
Governor Atkinson of Georgia, wit
staff, and Governor Ellerbe of Sout
Carolina and his staff, who will bot
be present on Militar)-, Veterans' ar
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27TH.
Of the acme of all that is beautifu
and making a day of days, the featur
of features with Merry Makers' wee:
will be presented, and with so muc'
of all the significance, ?o much o
beauty, so much of social entertain
ment as to attract from every city Ii
the two states, and made famous b;
the artistic work of the participants
which are the leaders of society.
The Floral parade marks an epocl
In the history of the south. The par
fciclpants are social leaders and will bi
Joined by the ladles from the varloui
cities Ic the two states. With thes<
added to the floral parade will make li
The queen, one of the most beautiful
of Augusta's young women, will be es
corted by maids of honor who are the
most beautiful young ladies of the
neighboring cities. The floral parade
is looked forward to with great Inter
In addition to the floral parade the
floral ball which is anticipated will be
a society event of much significan' c.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28.
On this day the lovers of cycling win
be Interested with races, parade and
all kinds of amusements, that the most
ardent of bicyclists can imagine. Thc work
of this day ls well In hand, and races
will be run under the auspices of the
Ii. A. W. and S. C. A., and an Inde
pendent race in addition to the above.
The bicycle parade or carnival In the
afternoon will be participated In by
half a thousand of Augusta's young
ladies and young men.
On the evening of the same day, the
most startling and thrilling of all the
events will take place, the daring pa
rade of the flambeaus will be a novel
and Interesting feature, which has nev
er before been seen In the south. The
pyrotechnic portion of this has been
well prepared, and the whirling meteors
STORY \H ITSELF.
and dazzling circles of fires will ru
minate the beautiful Broad street, as
the wonderful girations and figures are
watched with eager anticipations, as to
what next startling event will take
place. Uniforms and helmets for the
flambeau brigade have been ordered,
and the fireworks are from the best
manufacturers in the word, Joseph Paine,
Sons <fc Co., of London,
FRIDAY, APRIL 29.
Friday has been arranged for the
great Cavalry day; the tournament will
of entering into same, can do so. Irres
pective of what cavalry they belong
to. The tournament promises to be one
of replete interest, and the horsemen
of Georgia and Carolina will have a
Four of the best bands that could be
secured in the south have been obtain
ed, and music will fill the air from
the morning of the 25th until late at
night on the 30th.
Every train that reaches August",
will be met by a band of music. Music
will be played on the street corners,
platforms will be erected on Broad
street, and during the afternoon of
each day entertainments will be given
by the best artists obtainable in
Augusta will be bedecked with red,
white and blue, and war or no war,
Merry-Makers' week will be a gala
occasion long to be remembered in Au
BICYCLE DAY-THURSDAY, APRIL
One of the greatest features of Merry
Makers week will be Bicycle day. The
races will begin promptly at ll o'clock
on Thursday morning. The bicycle pa
rade will take place Thursday afternoon
at 5 o'clock. Not less than 1,500 wheels
will be in the parade, handsomely dec
orated, and will present one of the
prettiest sights ever witnessed in the
south. All of the bicycle dealers will
have handsome floats In the procession.
We invite all of our friends and patrons
of our sister cities and towns to come
and participate with us, and witness a
week of fun and glorification. We will
have entries from Charleston, Colum
gia, Spartanburg. Aiken, S. C., Savvanmh,
Macon, Columbus and Atlanta. Over
$300 in prizes. Prizes will be on exhibi
tion at H. J. Porter & Co's, store, on
the corner of Campbell and Broad
streets, on Thursday of this week. En
try blanks are out and will be found
at Thomas & Barton's, Field ?fe Kelly's,
Richards & Shaver's, Deveny, Hood &
Co's., C. P. & F. A. Beall's, Alexander
Drug & See Co's. Races Will take place
on north side of Broad street.
Following are a list of the races and
UNDER L. A. W. AUSPICES.
1-4 mile dash-^First prize, $8; second
prize, $0 vaine.
1-2 mile dash-First prize, $10; sec
ond prize, ?S value.
1-2 mlle dash-First prize, $10; sec
ond prize, ?8 value.
These are cash values of prizes.
Open (o aU-1-2 mile dash, first prize
115 ; second prize. #10 value.
Boys under 16 years old-1-4 mlle dasn;
first prize, cash value $C; second $4, third
Boys under 8 years -l-l mile dash; first
prize, cash value $.">; second fci.-V) value.;
All participants in the races will be ex
pected to take part In the parade.
Entry hst will close Monday, April ?S,
at 12o'clook. A small entrance iee of 50 cent?
will be charged for each race.
For any information regarding races
or bicycle parade, address, C. G. Garratt,
All riders expected to take part In races
will fill out blanks for entrance and send
as Roon as possible to chairman.
There will be 16 prizes awarded to nest
decorated wheel, viz:
First prize, best ladies' and gents"
Second prize best ladles' ard gents'
Third prize, best ladles' and pents'
First prize, best lady's.
Serond prize, best rent's.
First prize, best decorated wheel, lady's.
Second prize, best decorated wheel la
Third prize, best decorated Wheel,
First prize, best decorated wheel gent's.
Second prize, best decorated wheel
Third prize, best decorated wheel
First prize, best tramp squad.
Second prize, best Individual tramp.
Second prize, best Individual tramp.
First prize, largest number of any one
"make" of wheel.
The Most Magnificent Pageant Eve
Presented in Southland.
Th? floral parade under the dlrectlo:
o? the Merry-iMakers" association, tha
will take place on April 27, has reall;
j dissolved itself Into a battle of flowers
Tho keenest, though best natured, com
petition has entered into the lists o
those who will take part in this rnemor
able occasion. Last year the success o;
this event waa widely referred t<
throughout the country, and was reallj
an Inspiration to other cities in furnish
ing one of the most elegant entertain
ments for the pleasure of lt? citizens.
' The triumph of last year has only been
an incentive to those who conceived th?
idea, and carried it out so well. No
pains will be sp .ired, and no effort con
sidered too gr?a.: to surpass any such
event that has ever been witnessed in
this country. The zest showo, and the
hearty co-operation lent by everyone
has been most encouraging to the work
ers In their undertaking.
Besides the awards offered to the for
tunate competitors, the spirit of pleas
ant rivalry, and a purpose to add a de
gree to the success of the day, seems to
pervade everyone. The occasion that is
anticipated sa anxiously promises to be
like the fulfillment of a fairy scene; a
perf A wealth of flowers will lend
their fragrance and many tints In the
transformations that will be effected.
From the partlerre of beautiful women
In this and surrounding cities a num
ber of the fairest blossoms have been
gathered to crown the event.
The queen, Miss Ella Russell Wright,
with her maids of hour, Mls3 Mary
Haines, of Savannah; Miss Meetz, of
Yorkville; Miss Annie "Wright, of At
lanta; Miss Alice Williams, of Athens;
Miss .Daisy Evans, of Columbia; Miss
Augusta Smith, Miss Lwy Doughty,
Miss Allie Eve, Miss Ruth Howard, and
Miss Julia Carmichael will lead the pro
coal black CT
honor, two In a carriage, will he escort
ed each hy two members of the Hus
sars, who will wear the regulation mili
tary coat with white trousers and black
hat. The colors to be worn by the
maids will be selected by the queen.
Forty members of the Cross Country
Riding club will be among the royal
escorts. After the committee on
awards, Major and Mrs. P. W. Meldrim,
of Savannah, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Simonds, of Charleston, decides on the
lucky contestants, the riding contest
will take place on the north side of
Greene street, between Marbury and
McKinne. This interesting feat will be
witnessed by the queen and her maids
from their carriages and by their es
The judges of the day will be Colonel
and Mrs. W. W. Gordon, of Savannah,
and Colonel and Mrs. W. E. Jones, of
The marshal of the day will be Mr.
Hy. B. King.
The members of the Cross Country
Riding club who will take part In the
parade are: .jlonel and Mrs. A. Grab
owsky Mr. and Mrs. J. C. F. Clark,
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Beane. Dr. and Mrs.
V. D. Barbot, Misses Clara Doughty,
Maisie Chafee, Julia Hammond. Mar
garet Robertson, Ellen Hickman, Mat
tie Gardner, Daisy Barbot, Minnie
Richards, Lizzie Scott, Gertrude Shep
hard. Mrs Annie Twiggs Taylor, Mrs.
W. T. Gary; Messrs. Ed. S. Johnson, T.
L Hickman. G. H. Nixon, James P.
Richards, T. C. Thomas, Thomas S.
Plunket, Thomas G. Bailey, Marion G.
Ridgely. B. W. Fair, Herbert Clark. Jos.
Fargo, Thornton Perry, William Derry,
Lawton B. Evans and John D. Twiggs,
The floral committee is Mr. Bowdre
Phinlzy, Mr. T. I. Hickman, Mr. E. S.
Johnson. Mr. Hy. B. King and Mr. J.
W. Walker. A grand floral ball will be
a fitting close to the long remembered
day. The patronesses of the parade -ill
also be the patronesses of the ball;
they are: Mrs. Thomas P. Branch. Mrs.
Charles H. Phinlzy, Mrs. Joseph R. La
mar. MTS. Harry B. King, Mrs. James
Gardner, Mrs. George T. Barnes, Mrs.
Henrietta B. Alexander, Mrs. Landon
A. Thomas, Mrs. Charles A. Withers,
Mrs. Edward H. Butt, Mrs. Bryan Cum
ming, Mrs. James P. Verden', Mrs. Al
fred Martin, Mrs. Tracy I. Hickman,
Mrs. T. Porter Fleming. Mrs. William
Martin, Mrs. Thomas K. Scott, Mrs.
Preston Brooks Tobin.
The ball will be opened with a state
ly mlnuette, led by the queen, her maids
Df honor, and their escorts. .Only those
who take part in the parade will be
admitted to this crowning feature of a
day of pleasant enjoyment. Augusta
has taken the initiative in affording to
her people and their guests an enter
tainment that few eitles could under
take successfully. April 27, 139S, will
be a flower crowned day In the memory
of those gathered here.
Augusta's Big Week.
Week after next-beginning April
25th--Augusta throws open her doors
to the world ?.nd invites everybody and
his wife to come and make merry with
us. That week the town will be turned
over bodily to the Merry-Makers, and
the fellow who cannot have a good time
in Augusta then has something chron
ically wrong in his make-up. It ls our
annual week of festivities and free
shows, and visitors will And enter
tainment enough going on in the open
air on Broad street to reward them
for coming to town.
And think of the crowds. There is
nothing more Interesting than a big
lot of people. The man who enjoys
observing different types of humanity
can have a feast In Augusta on Merry
Makers' week. They come from every
where. All kinds of them-white and
black, young and old, rich and poor,
dudes and crackers-all equally wel
come, all ..fforded the same opportunity
for pleasure. No city in America has
a finer street for such an occasion than
our own peerless Broad street, with
Its straight stretch of level asphalt a
mile long, and 140 feet from buildin?
to building on either side.
Monday will be Centennial day, am
Augusta will celebrate with prope
public observances-civic parade an<
public exercises in the opera house
the one hundredth anniversary of he;
charter as a city.
Tuesday will be Military and Veter
ans' day-.Memorial day-which Is st
dear to every patriotic southern heart
when the graves of our Confederate
dead will be decorated with garlands,
and the Survivors will hold their an
Wednesday will witness the floral
parade. The memory of this gorgeous
pageant last year is still fresh in the
minds of thousands, but last year's
beautiful spectacle was only the in
auguration of this lovely feature. This
year will far eclipse last year's pretty
pageant. The prizes offered are ele
gant and the number of competitors
will be greatly increased. This parade
alone is worth coming a hundred miles
and spending a week to see.
Thursday will have bicycle races
in the afternoon and a grand spectac
ular flambeau parade and fireworks at
night. This will be a brilliant feature
of the week.
Friday there will be a cavalry and
firemen's tournament that will be full
of interest, and
Saturday a sort cf free-and-easy go
as-you-please ' and have-a-j?ood-tlme,
provided you keep sober and in a good
On ev?fy day in the week, forenoon
and afternoon, there will be street per
formances on platforms on Broad
street, by a score or two of the best
variety artists to be procured in the
country. A committee went on to New
York, vis!Led ali the public gardens and
variety shows and selected 37 of the
best artists for our Merry-Makers'
week. These street entertainments will
be free to all. Every night there will
be a brilliant variety bill In the opera
house at popular prices.
It ls easy to see there is no chance
for a dull time in Augusta during Mer
ry-Makers' week, and If you fall to be
line can be had in Augusta as cheap
and as first class as anywhere else.
But whether you come on business or
pleasure, or both, you will receive a
cordial welcome. Come and spend the
week with us. and . forget all about
war and hard times. All work and no
pay makes Jack a dull boy. Come and
play with us.
Augusta's Municipal Centennia1.
On January HI. 1708. the legislature of
Georgia passed an act declaring that' ,
the town of Augusla shall hereafter be
called and known by the name of the i
?Ity of Augusta,
At a meetlnp- of the city council, held
april -Uh. 1S?1S. the mayor tva? author- ;
Ized to Issue a proclamation Inviting .
the citizens of Augusta to take part In
the celebration. April 2Rth. 18?>8. of the '
100th anniversary of the Incorporation
it the city of Augusta, making the day
i holiday, so far a? the officials and
employes of the city are concerned.
Tn Accordance with the authority con- !
Terred upon me by the city council. T do
issue this proclamation, settln? apart
Monday, the 25th of April, for the com- :
memoratlon by appropriate ceremonies i
jf Augusta's municipal centennial.
Business will be suspended tn the ;
ilty offices and In all departments of
the city government. The police de- '
partment, the fire department, the em
ployes on the streets and drains, and
the Augusta canal, and all the officials
md employes of the city are invited :
to take part In the parade and cere- i
nonles Incident to the day.
The representatives of the mercantile,
mechanical, manufacturing, prcfesston
il and transportation Interests of the
'Itv of Augusta are cordially Invited to
jnite In makins this annlversnry the
most memorable In her history.
rt ls desired and expected that all
??laces of bushier will he closed for at
east a half holiday, so as to ph'e the
?mplnyes an opportunity to take part -
n the parade and to witness the cere
monies and festivities.
The exercises at the opera house will
neerin at noon. The centennial oration
viii be delivered by the Hon. Joseph B.
Further details of the day will be an
nounced later by the president of the
Merry-Makers' association In connec
:Icn with their festival week. Tn this
;onnectIon, T commend the Merry-Mak
;rs for the zeal and enterprise which
:hey have manifested In giving attrac
tive amusements to the public, and in
promoting peace and crood will and in
idvanclng the commercial interests of
Augusta whose welfare is so dear to
the hearts of our people.
We extend to our neighbors In Geor
gia and South Carolina, whosa fathers
md forefathers, like themaelvea, have
Jone so much for the upbuilding of this
;Ity, a fraternal Invitation lo visit Au
gusta on Its centennial anniversary and
to participate with our people in the
-e.?olclngs of the day and the diver
sions and pleasures of Merry-Makers'
tveek. Augusta points with pride to
ier honorable past-to a century of mu
nicipal life during which she has made
commendable profrross and preserved
untarnished her public credit, which
stands in the front rank of American
With hearts full of gratitude for the
roodly heritage bequeathed to us by
the founders of this city, we point
proudly to the Augusta of today, and
look confidently to the future when,
under the blessings of divine Provl
lence. Augusta shall be the great man
ufacturing and commercial metropolis
if the southeast.
Mayor, C. A.
: GREAT COTER!
I Greatest Comedy
Will Make Th
Most Daring- and Sensational Ad
Will Be Reproduced Hero-Nea
Cohecland Eeavis Tell o
Messrs. C. B. Rea vis and S. H.
Cohen, representing the Merry-Makers'
association, returned from New York
yesterday morning where they went to
engage performers for' the coming
great festival week. They are both
enthusiastic over their sucess, and give
great credit t0 Mr. J. s i h Vion,
through whom they booked, for his
untiring efforts in serving and assist
ing them in securing the great bill ..hat
will be presented.
Said Mr. Reavls to a reporter: '"Les,
we have made our contracts, and the
deal is so great we cai. hardly realize
we were so successful, but never did
we put in four days of harder work.
We had to meet hundreds, listen to
their praises of their acts, get their
terms, length of act, etc., then take
these and go over them and strike out
such as we considered, for good rea
sons, it would be undesirable to se
and music halls to "ee what they
had that was desirable, and all the
time keep in mind our appropriation
and keep within Its limit. These were
some of the vicissitudes we had to con
We made one special trip to Philadel
phia to see an act that had been high
ly recommended to us, and we were
so pleased with It that we decided to
take lt. I refer to Cavan & Herbert,
without a doubt the great acrobatic
comedy specialty now on the American
stage. Deciding to get them and ac
tually securing them v> -?. two differ
ent things-for we found they were
booked solid to June. 1899. at a salary
that no other artists on the variety
stage can command. Nothing daunt
ed we went to work to get them, and
with our combined efforts, augumented
by the personal assistance of Mr.
Vion, we succeeded in securing them
by the kindness of Mr. Keith of the
Keith Circuit, agreeing to loan them to
Augusta for one week.
Of course you want to know all we
?ecured and who and what they are.
[ will just quote for you a remark
made by one of the best posted theatri
cal men in this country to Mr. Cohen
vesterday, when he said: "Such a
combination of specialty artists have
never played together in this country,
and if they could be kept together,
taken to Boston, Philadelphia and the
other great cities, it would be a for
tune-maker. How 3-0U people ever
jot such top lines is a marvel to me."
Of course I am more than satisfied
with the work, and Mr. Cohen as wild
ly enthusiastic over the coterie se
Hore is the list:
Caran & Herbert.
Delmore & Lee.
Johnson, Davenport & Lorella.
Le Mont Family.
Wells & Loretto.
Rice & Einer.
Moa & Goodrlck.
The Three Droits.
Keno & Welsh.
Cavan & Herbert, who head the list,
ire indescribable. They are king fun
makers and, as I said before, the most
noted comedy acrobatic team in the
world. They command higher salary
than any team in their line ever re
Knights mounted and costume
at 3.30 in frort of Government Bi
. LANCE-Butt iH inch, taper:
RINGS-Three inches in diam
Horsemanship counts 3.
Each ring taken and brought on
Knights have three runs.
Rings must he taken with lana
Discipline will be enforced.
1st. Saddle, Bridle
2nd. Garnet Ring,
3rd. Gold Watch C
SPECIAL- For the best appea:
H MERRY MAKERS.
Team in the World
f AND FURIOUS
ial Act Ever Seen in New York
irly 50 Noted Artists-Messrs?
f Their Trip to New York
eel ved In America and I believe after
being seen upon the street they alone
would fill the opera house every night.
While Cavan & Herbert are funny,
Delmore & Lee are, without question,
the nost daring and sensational per
formers that have ever been seen in
New York. A record of 20 weeks at
K?ster & Beal's as their leading fea
ture, and the fact, too, that they re
turn from Augusta to K?ster '& Beal's,
and are under contract to play no
other house In New York for one year,
is but a small evidence of the sensa
tion they will create. It was in their
case, also, that by persistent efforts
and plenty of wire pulling we ob
tained the permission cf Koater &
Beal's management for their appear
Our principal aim was to g^t great
performers for the platinums and we
have secured in Johnsion, Davenport &
Lorella three rcomedy acrobats without ?
features. Wells & Loretto as "The
and Gay Soubrette" are :rrosisilble and
are considered top liners for any house
In the country.
The Donazetta Briers-three ot
them-do a straight brother acrobatic
act that ls second to none of the kind
In this country.
Rice & Elmer-the Rune and the
Chinaman-on the bars, are today the
leaders of all comedy bar performers.
Before Keno & Welsh are here two
days every boy In town and nearly ev
ery person will have them In mind and
be saying: "Watch the Table."
The work of the Three Drolls Is the
only thing that ie not a novelty. Their
act has always pleased so well we
deened it wise to secure them.
The Abaccos are known as charac
teristic acrobatic comedy celebrities
Though we did not have the opportuni
ty of seeing them, they were com
mended most highly to us.
Moa & Goodrlck are another team
whose queer antics, will add diversity
and provoke screams of laughter at
every platform where they appear.
Added to the already long Hst given
you are Miss Gilson, the Nichols Sis
ters, Franciola Sisters and Marie
The Nichols Sisters are the best
known black face female delineators
now on the stage and never fall to
capture a house from pit to dome.
The Franciola Sisters are very clever
and their quick changes, -lances, etc.,
have made them in demand.
Miss Gilson is petite, catchy and her
popular songs never fail to receive a
popular response from the boys.
A few nights ago Miss Gilson created
quite a furor In Washington by an In
cident while singing one of her popular
national songs. She grabbed a Spanish
flag that was thrust upon the stage
during her song, tore it into shreads
and trampled it under her feet. The
house for 15 minutes endorsed her ac
tion by the waving of hats and tre
mendous outbursts of applause.
Miss Marie Richmond ls a fine look
ing woman, much on the order of Miss
Bhattuck of last year's bill.
In addition to securing the attrac
tions for the street and theatre, we
also secured decorations for city day
and made elaborate preparations for
the flambeau parade.
Since securing the uniforms and
pyrotechnics for that parade I feel sat
isfied that this will be an event second
to none of the entire week and will be
thoroughly replete with novelty and
d will report to Frank E.'Beane
lng to % inch, 10 feet long,
-Thirty yards apart.
lance to judges stand toconnt 1.
s carried at intierce.
ring Knight on Parade.