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The Bamberg Herald.
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ESTABLISHED MAT 1st, 1891.
A. W. KNIGHT, E<Utor.
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Rates?$1.00 per year; 50 cents for
six months. Payable in advance.
Advertisements?$1.00 per inch for
first insertion; 50c. fos each subsequent
insertion. Liberal contracts made for
three, six, or twelve months. Want Notices
one cent a word each insertion. Local
? Notices Sc. per line first week, 5c. afterwards.
Tributes of Respect, etc., must
be paid for as regular advertising.
Communications?News letters or 011
subjects of general interest will be gladly
welcomed. Those of a personal nature
will not be published unless paid for.
? ? - ?~?
Thursday, May 3,1900.
Even the newspaper men seem to be
-v. 1 ?? al* ?ix3^~ lai/i.m/k cnvdro 1
dUCUlUg lUtf UUlCC'llUlUillg IHU. uvhibi
editors are going to be candidates for
either the Senate or the House.
Col. Jas. A. Hoyt, of Greenville, will
probably be the candidate of the prohibitionists
for governor. Re's a good man,
but we doubt very much if he is ever elected
governor.
^?
Hon. C. W. Garris is being prominentv
ly spoken of as a delegate, from the sec*
ond district to the National Democratic
* convention at Kansas City. It is an honor
that he merits, and, should he become
a candidate, will no doubt be one of the
South Carolina delegation.
The Bamberg Herald expressed the
opinion that "somebody's official head
would drop in the basket" as the result of
f/y \ the investigation of the Charleston cussl
torn house scandal. The Evenin? Post.
IEin re-printing the paragraph, dissented
gi from our view as to Tolbert's dismissal.
f z It turned out that we were right, and the
Post was wrong. We would only have
been too glad to agree with our esteemed
contemporary, but in this instance we believee
the offense so flagrant that even a
Republican ^administration could not afford
to overlook it.
Tortured a Witness.
Intense suffering was endured by witness
T. L. Martin, of Dixie, Ky., before
be gave this evidence: "I coughed every
Bight until my throat was nearly raw;
then tried I)r. King's New Discovery
. which gave instant relief. I have used it
* in my family for four years and recom.
mend it as the greatest remedy for coughs,
colds, and all throat, chest and lung trouv
bles. It will stop the worst cough, and
I not only prevents but absolutely cures
consumption. Price 50c and $1.00. Every
bottle guaranteed. Trial bottles free at
Tbos. Black, J. B. Black and Bamberg
p Pharmacy.
Ehrhardt Echoes.
Ehrhakdt, April 28.?Mr. Charlie Ehr'
hardt went to Bamberg Monday.
Mr. Tommie Pearlstine and Miss Rosa
Pearlstine, of Bamberg, and Dr. Sam
Berkman, of Charleston, spent a few days
last week at Mr. T. D. Jones's, guests of
Mr. T. L. Pearlstine. *
, Mrs. O. M. Hiers and Miss Lucy Carter
went to Bamberg last Monday.
Sunshine is welcome after so much
There was a pleasant quilting given at |
Mr. Geo^ McMillan's last Saturday.
Miss Rosa McMillan and her brother,
Mr. Eddie,.are visiting their uncle, Mr.
Carey McMillan, of Orangeburg oouAty.
Messrs. G. E. and S. W. Copeland left
here for Augusta, Ga., last Monday.
Miss Edith Evans, of Branchville, is
now at Ehrhardt, keeping millinery shop
for R. Pearlstine & Sons.
.Mr. Geo. Kearse went to Bamberg last
' Monday.
Miss Effle Copeland, who has been visiting
relatives in Orangeburg, returned
. home last Saturday.
c. Miss Maude Chisolm, of this town, left
% ' here for Varnville to attend the marriage
of Miss Susie Peeples.
Miss Annie Ehrhardt, who has been
very ill for several weeks is slowly improving
now.
Mrs. Henry McMillan is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Bird, of Colleton county.
Mr. and Mrs. 1*. D. Jones, and little son,
Earle, spent last Tuesday night at Capt.
J. W.Jennv's.
Miss Minnie Daly, of Savannah, is visM
iting at the residence of Rev. H. C. MouOur
streets were worked last Monday
ggf\;. and Tuesday. Hope they will be kept in
first-class condition.
Mrs, J. J. Copeland cut her first head
- of cabbage Thursday before Good Friday.
Rrar>|' - Mr. Charlie Ehrhardt, who has just had
a new house put up, will move into it
> .next week.
gp? ^ Mr. Charlie Hartz is having his resi
dence painted inside,
fe' We need shades or curtains for our
school building.
f-jV Mr. Jacob Rentz, who has been sick, is
now able to return to his work again.
- 'Our school suspended' exercises last
Ikv ; Thursday so that teachers and pupils
: could go to that greatest of all picnics,
& * the memorial. The crowd was large and
: well behaved; speeches good; weather
V fine, everything passed off pleasantly.
?| We won't attempt to report the picnic, as
we saw Editor Knight there with his note j
book and pencil. The speakers were Col.
' ? iUdrich and Mrs. "Virginia Young.
Herbxrt Black.
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camping on the foul assassin's track while
the doctors worked like Trojans picking
buckshot from his back. He was shot in
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fell, and 'twas seven months thereafter
ere the man was strong and well. He was
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THE MEMORIAL MEETING.
The Leading Patriotic and Social
Gathering of Bamberg County.
Last Thursday the annual memorial
meeting of the Rivers' Bridge Memorial
Association took place at the grounds
near the battle field where a handful of
brave Confederates gallantly opposed an
invading horde. The weather was all
that could be desired, and it is thought
that the gathering on this occasion was
one of the largest ever assembled to do
honor to our heroic dead. Bamberg, Barnwell,
Colleton and Hampton counties
were well represented, and the number
of visitors from Bamberg town was large.
It is estimated that about 3.CMK) people
were on the grounds.
About twelve o'clock President McMilj
lan called- the meeting to order, and
prayer was offered by Rev. S. P. Chisholm.
After music by the choir the presidiug
officer made a short address and then introduced
Col. Robert Aldrich, of Bamwell,
as the orator of the day. We could
not obtain a copy of his speech for publication.
His subject was: "The Confederate
Soldier, living and dead," and he
give many instances showing that man}'
profound scholars were private soldieis
iu the Confederate army. The speaker
also quoted extensive statistics giving
an account of the most important battles
of the war, showing the number of men
engaged and the Confederate and Federal
loss. He closed with the statement
that living he cared for* no title other
than a Confederate soldier, and dead, no
grander epitaph than a Confederate sol
dier. President McMillan then introduced
Mrs. Virginia D. Young, who was
to speak on "The Women of the Confederacy."
The most of her speech is here
printed:
My Friends: It gives me satisfaction
to be on your plattiorm as one of your
speakers. * It is the first time in the history
of the Rivers' Bridge Memorial Association
that a woman has been invited
to take part in the speaking; the first
time that the heretofore voiceless or
silent half of humanity has been called
on to express itself in regard to those
great persons and events, which this Association
was formed to commemorate.
And yet but for woman, would this Association
have kept alive ? Fancy only
men speaking to men, only men flaking
the music, only men decorating
the graves, only men providing the dinner.
Of course some men are very good
cooks, bat in this section of country it is
mostly the women who have to get dinner,
breakfast and supper?and what do
men know about "custard pies," pound
cake and the making of pickles? - Very
little, except to eat them.
Tnfly, in the best analysis we always
find the world's work begins and ends in
woman,
"For man's work is from sun to sun,
But woman's work is never done."
Dear friends, as I look back upqp that
tremendous episode in the history of nations?the
rise and fall of the Southern
Confederacy, t see in the perspective of
every soldier the mother who brought
him into the world, who nourished his.
infancy, protected his childhobd, guided
his boyhood, and inspired his manhood.
And I know that the genius and courage
of Lee and Jackson and Hampton,
and indeed of all the world's great chieftains?of
Washington, Napoleon, Wellington,
Caesar, Alexander, were a heritage
from their mothers, for the history of the
race proves that great qualities are transmitted
from mother to son, and from father
to daughter; in other words nature
reverses the sex of the inheritor.
"Who keot alive the memory of Jeflfer
son Davis as did his daughter, winsome
Winnie?the adored daughter of the Confederacy
? And upon whom fell the mantle
of Calhoun, but on his lame daughter,
whose "Clemson bequest" was the nucleus
from which sprung the great* industrial
college for farmers' sons, called "Clemson
College."
I have never yet met a distinguished
man (and it has been my good fortune to
meet many) who did not, at my question,
tell me "he took after his mother."
* And how men lovd their mothers, even
the worst of men, with a deep, touching
pathetic love, purer than any other. A
man may have several wives, and a multitude
of children, brothers and sisters,
but only* one mother.
The women of the Confederacy were
the breath of its life, it never could have
gone on a year, a month, a day, without
the toilers at home. Who fed the soldiers
in the field, in camps of instruction,
in the hospital ? Did you say the government
? No, it was, when you come to
trace supplies to their sources, the women;
for the wheat, corn, bacon, beef, rye, coffee,
potatoes, peas, whether bought by the
government or sent as gifts were all
raised on the plantations and farms, and
do you think that the work of the negroes
on those farms and plantations would
have gone on at all without the influence,
the encouragement, the authority of the
women of the Confederacy? Never!
Not only did the women superintend
the farm work, but those whose soft,
white hands had never worked in all their
lives before, labored then. Of course you
know the story of how the "gray" cloth
that clothed the Confederate soldiers was
made?how the wives and mothers and
sisters and sweethearts learned to card,
to spin, to weave, and to knit. Old negro
women, who had not lost those arts
were brought to the white people's houses
and installed as teachers to the fair faced
matrons and maidens, who had been used
to have servants tie their shoes for them.
I think it was in those crucial days that
a true conception of the dignity of labor
dawned upon the Southern mind, and
they began to detach from it tne notion
of "menial." How can any labor be "meT
OOTT ?r?*A TTA11 lYITT frionHc
Uiai JL Daj UUtV/ J vu U1J a A tvuuw
"Labor, all labor is noble and holy,
Let thy good deeds be thy prayer to
thy God."
Not only did the women of the Confederacy
farm, spin, weave, knit, but they
had shoes made for the soldiers, for themselves
and the negroes.
On every large plantation there was a
tannery, an'd here not only cow skins,and
coon skins, and dog skins were
tanned, but even the" dear domestic cat
was called on to contribute her skin to
make the softest, strongest, most pliable
of gloves. Besides the shoes, and socks
ana coats and pants and underclothes,
there was still another untried field of
labor, which the women of the Confederacy
essayed and in which they succeeded
wonderfully. This was the making of
hats which they pleated of wheat and rye
straw, of wiregrass, of shucks, and "in
lower South Carolina of Palmetto.
The women taxed their ingenuity in
contriving substitutes for things to eat
not grown in the country. Sugar was
m^de from sorghum as well as sugar
cane, coffee frv>m rye and potatoes, and
rice cakes became the rage. They made
corncob ashes do for soda.
They made blacking out of a decoction
of china tree berries' and so caused the
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nome maae snoes 10 sum*- wnu a a^yusu
black lustre.
They kindled fires with flint and steel
in place of matches, which, with many
other luxuries, were only to be had by
running the blockade.
The women of the Confederacy, in
place of steel pens, used goose quills,
dipped in ink made of soot and molasses.
There was a paper mill in the State, but
the paper it turned out was not as good
as the wrapping paper our merchants use
to-day; but the women used it, and used
wall paper, and the backs of old letters to
write to the dear ones at the front
thoughts that breathed in words that
burned.
The women became adepts in the preparation
of healing herbs and medicines;
opium from the poppy and quinine from
white oak bark. Many women adventured
their lives in running the blockade
to get medicines for the hospitals. Especially
wa8 this dangerous service undertaken
by the Virginia women, who in va
rious disguises would again and again
manage to get through the enemy's lines
into Washington. There are plenty of
Major Andres among the women of the
Confederacy?women who freely risked
their lives* to gain information of the
most vital import to our armies in the
tiehl, and so risked being hung as spies.
There was plenty of Emily Geigers
among the women of the Confederacy as
annears from the novels of John Esteu
Cooke ami others, ami none of them were
braver than our own Mary Yates Snowden,
of Charleston, who on that fearful
night, when Columbia was sacked and
burned bore, sewed up in her skirts, the
a>sets of the Calhoun monument fund.
The saving of those assets resulted in the
subsequent raising of an amount sufficient
for the monument to South Carolina's
mighty son, which to-day looks down
upon the Citadel, in Charleston, the tinest
military school in the South. Mrs. Snowden
was one of the leaders among the
women who clubbed together to send
clothing and provisions to the soldiers in
ramp as well as the sufferers in the hospitals.
Tins organized work of women was the
\ery beginning of women's club work in
South Carolina. But as the acorn to
the oak, how out-reaching to-day is the
inflorescence of the idea which we see
illustrated in the "Federation of Woman's
Clubs," which met last week in Charleston.
How evident is it now that to do
effective work we must unite, we must
recognize to oneness of humanity, and
take in clearly that this great universe of
divine energy is not a "diverse," and that
k is liiipossioie ior us 10 naie or iujuic
another being and not be hurt ourselves.
The truth is "we reach infinity through
the love of one, and loving this one we
are in love with all."
Well the women of the Confederacy
loving their own soldier husbands and
sons had love for all, and this love manifested
in endless boxes and barrels of
clothing and provisions sent to the men
in the field and hospital.
No count was ever kept of the number
of women who acted as nurses, Which
work some did in the field and city hospitals
and many in their homes, for a sick
or wounded soldier had the entree to
every home and everywhere was nursed
and cared for by the women as sons or
brothers. Sometimes they were buried
by women. Mrs. Sarah A. Dorsey who
willed her beautiful home, "Beauvoir," in
Mississippi to Jefferson Davis, in her reminiscences
tells a story of a dead Confedfederate
soldier buried by two young
white ladies. They heard that his dead
body had been left when the Confederates
retreated after a disastrous fight; so in
their dugout (a kind of unsafe Indian
canoe) they paddled down the Mississippi
river to the Federal commander's camp,
begged for the body, carried it away and
buried it.
The same girls had gone in their dugout
to give warning to Harrison's pickets,
and suspicion of their "disloyalty"
getting into the Federal mind their home
was burned and themselves ordered to go
into the lines of the Southern army. Mrs.
Dorsey said she saw them camped by the
riverside with only a board shelter to
keep off rain or sunshine, only a blanket
to sleep on and a cashmere shawl to cover
with, only cornbread and bacon to eat,
but bright, brave and cheerful.
On the 31st of July, 1897, the Confederate
veterans of Edgefield and Saluda unveiled
a monument to a woman-soldier,
who had fought during four years, from
1861 to 1865, beside her husband and 9on
in actual battles of the Confederacy. She
was as good a wife, as devoted a mothert
as womanly a friend to her fellow soldier
as other women of the Confederacy, who
stayed at home and spun and knit and
wove and did the cooking and washing.
And the testimony of the men who delivered
the oration at the unveiling of the
monument to Mrs. Lucinda B. Home,
was that "she was not only a brave soldier,
but a good, pure, lovable woman in
all the relations of life."
Mrs. Horne was elected an honorary
member of the Confederate Veterans' Association
at Greenwood in 1894, and dying
a year later, her comrades raised
funds and paid for a monument to perpetuate
her war record.
An ounce fact is worth a pound of theory,
and the facts of Mrs. Home's history
prove that women can light and not be
de-womanized. This fact is attested by
the history of the race, which shows that
in his earlier evolution the human being
shares his lighting responsibilities with
his woman mate.
Not only is this characteristic of barbarous
men, but of primal race conditions,
as is attested by the war now going on
betweeen the Boers and the British in
South Africa. We hear of a Boer bride
and groom who spent their honeymoon
on the firing line, each with a Mauser
rifle and were happy.
To return to the women of the Confederacy?a
pitiful little story is told of one
in Richmond, Ya., whose husband had
been in the trenches before Petersburg
during all that last terrible winter of the
war and never had a furlough to run over
to Richmond even to see his first-bom?a
little son, but "now he was coming home
for a day or two, furloughed at last, and
the wife was expecting him, looking her
prettiest, the pretty baby cosily asleep in
his cradle, a smoking hot supper on the
table?the combined offerings of several
friends, a juicy ham, a plate of elegant
biscuits, some golden butter, plum preserves
and a pot of genuine mocha coffee.
There came a sound of wheels and hurried
steps on the ground. The wife flew
to open the door, to emDrace ner soiaier
husband. A stranger stood there and
held out a telegram. She read the fatal
words: "Your husband was kibed in the
trenches before Petersburg this afternoon
at 3 o'clock."
"Whieh braver those who haste away
Or those who stay behind ?
The soldier hurrying to the front,
Or wife with tears half blind ?
The shot that strikes the soldier down,
The gunner ne'er divined,
Had pierced with even deeper wound
The poor wife left behind."
Such women as the exigencies of those
terrible times developed was illustrated
in that great woman, Mrs Mary Yates
Snowden, of Charleston, S. C., who was
not only the founder of the "Ladies' Memorial
Association of South Carolina,"
which established the custom of decorating
the soldiers' graves, but the founder
of even a nobler memorial?"The Confederate
Home in Charleston for the
Widows and Daughters of Confederate
soldiers." At that Confederate home
school 1,500 daughters of Confederate
soldiers have been educated through the
high and benevolent intent of Mrs. Snowden,
who in starting the project mortgaged
her own home for $1,800 to pay the
lirst years' rental.
A young girl named Mary Lansing,
whose father and brothers were with
Gen. Lee at the surrender, had been detained
at her home on the Fort Motte
plantation at the time Sherman's army
n?ssinc- through our State, in her
"* f O G
firm resolution to save the family valuables
from the raiders. Alone in the house
save for the colored people who loved
her, she faced the brutal camp followers,
who made Sherman's passage an opportunity
for pillage. Her presence saved the
house, and kept the colored people together.
Later on towards April she demined
to go to Columbia, whither she
had sent her younger sisters before the
raid to be cared for by an aunt. She set
out for Columbia, twenty miles distant,
with "Daddie John," the venerably family
butler. The Congaree was in floodfreshet,
and the only crossing was by the
trestle, which yet remained of the bridge
burned by the Confederates in their retreat.
But the trestle did not reach the
shore, there was considerable water that
had to be crossed before reaching the tirst
big post where the trestle began. A Confederate
soldier was keeping the ferry,
rowing out the occasional men travelers
who were iure-footed enough to brave
the walking of the'trestle. He positively
refused to carry Mary Lansing to the
trestle post, on which he had nailed some
cross pieces; he told her it would be certain
death. She offered him a diamond
ring?a family heir loom, but he asked,
"Did the Yankees go where you were?"
"Yes," she replied and told him the
story of her experiences. When she had
finished the soldier said: . If you could
face them raiders you can walk that trestle."
He refused her diamond ring, but
rowed her out to the big post withgi "God
bless you." She climbed like a squirrel i
and went over safely. 1
The Sphynx of old Egypt was a wo- i
man. The ideal of wisdom with the old i
Romans was Minerva, goddess of wisdom, i
How are our warships named ? Do we
speak of them as he's or she's? And the
States of this union?even the most belligerent,
South Carolina, is a she. "('a o-.
lina, Carolina, Heaven's blessing? attend
her."
After the addresses, the grave was decorated
with flowers, and shortly afterwards
the crowd divided itself up into
irrrmns for dinner About four o'clock
the crowd began to break up, and those
from Bamberg arrived home a little after
dark.
notes.
There was no drunkenness that we noticed,
and the only unpleasant feature of
the occasion was the tiring of pistols
down in the swamp, especially while the
addresses were being delivered.
The refreshment stands and merry-goround
did a rushing business.
Lots of pretty women were present, and
many handsome costumes were worn.
At a business meeting of the Associaheld
just before the speaking commenced,
the editor of The Bamberg Herald and
the speakers of the day were elected*honorary
members, an honor which we highly
appreciate.
It was our pleasure to meet many of
BaujJwrg county's best people here, some
of whom we already knew and counted
as our friends.
Many tine farms were seen along the
route. On the way down we spent
Wednesday night at Mr. M. N. Rice's,
and saw, for the first time in our life, a
pecan gro.ve of any size and a large asparagus
bed. Mr. Rice'has five acres in
asparagus; the bed is now six years old
and pays well. He ships most of it to the
principal Northern cities, but was shipping
to Asheville, N. C., when I was
there. He has two pecan groves, both of
which comprise about twenty-nve acres.
Not all of the trees are old enough to
fruit largely, but he sells the product of
the oldest trees at 35 cents per pound.
A Keen Clear Brain. '
Your best feelings, your social position
or business success depend largely on the
perfect action of your stomach and liver.
Dr. King's New Life Pills give increased
strength, a keen, clear brain, hfgh ambition.
A 25 cent box will make you feei
like a new being. Sold by Tho9. Black, J.
B. Black and Bamberg Pharmacy.
Cnrreut Events,
Twelve pounds is the weight of the new
automatic machine gun under inspection
in the United States army. It fires "450
shots a minute and can be carried by one
man.
Admiral Dewey confirms that interview
published to the effect that he will accept
the presidency of the United States should
the American people desire him to fill
that office.
On April 6 Lord Roberts reported that
five companies, of British troops were
captured by the Boers near Bathany.
The House naval affairs committee has
reported in favor of paying $545 a ton for
armor plate, and the big firms are willing
to furnish it' at that rate. Last year, when
prices generally were much lower, the
firms asked exactly the same rate.
Bishop Potter has returned from the
Philippines and states that a study of
conditions there has convinced him that
expansion is all right.
The signal service of the army is making
a complete system of telephone and
telegraph communication for the islands
of Luzon, with cables across Manila bay
and Lagoon bay.
Gen. Wm. Ludlow, who has been at the
head of the military department of Ha\ana
city, Cuba, has been ordered home,
and Lieut. Col. Hugh. L. Scott, of the U.
S. Volunteers, has been assigned to duty
at headquarters of the division of Cuba.
By order of the president, the control
of the Dry Tortugas Islands off the southern
extremity of Florida has beejj transferred
from the war department to the
navy department. Hereafter it is to be
exclusively a coaling station for pur navy.
Secretary of War Root, has sent to the
Senate the report of the engineers and architects
approving a plan for the memorial
bridge over the Potomac between
Washington and Arlington. The estimated
cost is $3,630,672, but improvements
recommended by the board add
more than a million dollars to this.
A decrease of 25 per cent, in the manufacture
of cigarettes in New York State
is reported by the internal revenue collector
for 1899. '
Frank H. Cushing, one of the most
original and successful scientists ever
' connected with the government bureau
of ethnology, died at Washington last
Tuesday, aged 42.
The famine continues its devastating
work in Iudia and there are now 5,000,000
people dependent on the government.
Local elections were held in New Jersey
last Tuesday with some notable gains
by the Democrats on local issues. Jersey
City went Democratic by 5,200 majority.
The Idaho prohibition convention mit
on April 6 and nominate Miss Amapda
Whey, of Boise, for representative, among
others composing the prohibition ticket.
The Populists of Alabama, in conference
this week, have agreed to put a full ticket
in the campaign this year on the platform
advocating the whiskey dispensary system
which has been adopted in South
Carolina.
Frederick E. Church, one of the most
famniisi of American landscane Dainters.
j died at.New York April 7, in his 75th
year.
A bill has been passed by the lower
house of the Japanese imperial diet, prohibiting
persons under twenty years of
age to smoke and imposing a tine on offenders
and on persons who sell tobacco
to them.
It is learned from leaders of the Republican
party at Washington that the name
of Gov. Roosevelt, of New York, will not
be fuither considered as a candidate foi
the vice-presidency along with President
McKinley.
A great army of laborers is now at work
on the rapid transit tunnel for New York
city.
The navy department has contracted
with the Holland Submarine Torpedo
Boat Co. for the construction of several
submarine boats like the one named Holland
for its inventor. For the Holland
the government is to pay $150,000 and <
fixes the price of $175,000 for any boats
of the Holland type to be purchased hereafter.
Nettie Daxxelly.
A Fast Bicycle Rider
Will often receive painful cuts, sprains
or bruises from accidents. Buck leu's
Arnica Salve will kill the'pain and heal
the injury. It's the cyclist's friend. Cures
chafing, chapped hands, sore lips, burns,
ulcers and piles. Cure guaranteed. Only 1
25c. Try it. Sold by Thos. Black, J." B, 1
Black and Bamberg Pharmacy.
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I consider it not only a pleasure but a
iuty I owe to my neighbors to tell about
the wonderful cure effected in my case by
the timely use of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. I was
taken with tlux and procured a bottle of
this remedy. A few doses of it effected a
permanent cure. I take pleasure in recommending
it to others suffering from that
dreadful disease.??T. \V. Lynch, Dorr, W.
Va. This remedy is sold by all druggists
and medicine dealers.
CANDIDATES' CAKDS. "
FOR CONGRESS.
1 will he a candidate for re-election to
Congress front the Second Congressional
District, subject to the rules and regulations
of the Democratic party. Respectfully,
W. JASPER TALBERT.
FOR STATE SENATOR.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for re-election to the State Senate,
subject to the rules and regulations of
the Democratic primary.
S. Ct. may FIELD.
I respectfully announce myself as u
candidate for State Senator from Bamberg
county, subject to the action of the
Democratic primary. J. B. BLACK.
FOR THE LEGISLATI RETI
respectfully announce myself a candidate
for election to. the House of Representatives
from Bamberg county, pledging
myself to abide the result of the Democratic
primary. JOHN F. FOLK.
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I take this method of announcing ray
candidacy as a member of the House of
Representatives from Bamberg county,
subject to the action of the Democratic '
primary election. E. T. LaFITTE.
I hereby announce myself as a'candidate
for the House of Representatives,
subject to the action of the Democratic,
primary. J. R. AicCORMACK.
FOR CLERK OF COURT. ^
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for re-election to the office of Clerk
of Court of Bamberg county, subject to
the result of the Democratic primary.
C. B. FR]?E.
FOfTSHEmFF. ?
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for election to the office of Sheriff of
Bamberg county, and will abide the will,
of the people as expressed at the Democratic
primary.
JOSEPH H. LANCASTER.
We hereby announce C F Rentz, of
Ehrhardt, a candidate for Sheriff of Bamberg
county, subject to the rule9 and regulations
of the Democratic primary.
MANY FRIENDS.
I take this method of announcing my
candidacy for the office of Sheriff of
Bamberg county, promising to abide the
result of the Democratic primary election.
J. B. HUNTER.
FOR TREASURER.
The friends of J. Alfred Chassereau
place him in nomination for the office of
County Treasurer of Bamberg county,
subject to the rules and regulations of
the Democratic primary. ?
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the office of County .Treasurer
of Bamberg county, subject to the
action of the Democratic party.
J. DICKINSON...
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the office of Treasurer of
Bamberg county, subject to the rules of
tho Democratic primary.
JEFF. B. SMITH.
AUDITOR & SUPT. EDUCATION.
The many friends of Joe J. Brabham,
hereby announce him as a candidate for
County Auditor of Bamberg, pledging him
to submit to the will of the people as expressed
at the Democratic primary. '
I announce myself a candidate for reelection
to the office of County Auditor
of Bamberg county, promising to abide
the result of the Democratic primary.
W. E. SEASE.
, At the instigation of very many people,
I take pleasure in announcing myself a
candidate for Auditor and Superintendent
of Education of Bamberg county, pledging
myself to faithfully perform all duties that
mav come before me and to abide the result
of the Democratic primary.
W. W. LIGHTSEY.
I respectfully announce myself a candidate
for the office of Auditor and Superintendent
of Education for Bamberg
county, subject to the rules and regulations
of the Democraticnorimary.
K. W. D. RO\VELL.
I respectfully announce myseif a candidate
for County Auditor and Superintendent
of Education of Bamberg county,
subject to the action of the Democratic
primary. I. G. JENNINGS.
" COUNTY supervisors
Having served as foreman of Bamberg
county's chain gang for six months, and
as captain of same for fifteen months I
herebv announce to my friends my candidacy
for Countv Supervisor, and am willing"
to abide their decision and the rules
of the Democratic primary.
P K. HUGHES.
1 hereby announce my candidacy for
the office of County Supervisor of Bamberg
county. I will abide the result of
the Democratic primary, and support the
nominees of the party.
W. H. COLLINS.
The friends of W. T. Cave hereby announce
him as a candidate for County
Supervisor of Bamberg county, suhject
to the action of the Democratic primary.
1 announce myself a candidate for Supervisor
of Bamberg county, before the
Democratic primary, and promise to abide
by the rules governing the same.
March 20, lbOO, E. C. BRUCE.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office o. County Supervisor, subject
to the rule igoverning the Democratic
primary. GEO. H. KEARSE.
March 5,1900. *
JUDGE OF PRO EAT
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for re-election to the office of
.Tiu'or* of Probate* for Bamberg couutv.
w ? ^ w '
subject to the rules and regulations of the
Democratic primary. B. W. MILEY.
FOR CORONER. ~
Thanking my many .friends, for their
past favors in the last election, I ask a
continuance of the same. I hereby announce
myself for re-election to the office
of Coroner of Bamberg county, subjectto
the rules and regulations of the Democratic
party. A. W. BESINGER.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for Coroner of Bamberg county, sub{'ect
to the rules and regulations, of the
)emocratic primary election.
GEORGE WOLSEY SYMOND8.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for Coroner of Bamberg count}',
subject to the rules and regulations of the
Democratic primary election.
G. B. AYER, Olar, S. C.
I respectfully anuounce myself as a
candidate for Coroner of Bamberg coun-<
ty, subject to the rules and regulations of
the Democratic primary election.
JOE B.G1LLAM.
I announce myself as a candidate for
Coroner, and ask the support of my
friends. I will abide the result of the
Democratic primary.
JAMES H. ZEIGLER.
I am a candidate for Coroner of Bamberg
county, and will abide the result of
the Democratic primary.
J. G. RENTZ.
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Look lot the Waffling*
Heart disease kills suddenly, but
never-without warning. The warnings
may be faint ana brief, or may
be startling and extend oxer many
years, but they are none the less
certain and positive. Too often the
victim is deceived by the thought,
"it will pass away." Alas, it never
passes away voluntarily. Once installed,
heart disease never gets better
of itself. If Dr. Mller Heart
Cure is used in th^ early Jt^ges recovery
is absolutely certain in every
ease where its use is persisted in.
"For many years I was a great sufferer
from heart disease before I
finally found relief. I was subject
to fainting and sinking spells, fullness
about the heart, and was unable
to attend to my household duties. I
tried nearly every remedy tliat was
recommended to me and doctored
with the leading physicians of this
section but obtained no help until I
began taking Dr. Miles' Heart Cure.
It has done me more good than all
the medicine I ever took."
mrs. anna nolluwai,
G?neva, IncL
Dr. Miles' Heart Cure is sold at all
druggists on a positive guarantee.
Write for free advice and booklet to
fir. Milan Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
Come ?i See
PARAGON,Jr.
/The fine black Spanish Jack, owned by
J. D. Quattlebaum. This Jack stands 15
hands high, anjl is a perfect model of his
kind. Paragon, Jr., was bred by Allen
& Oldham, of Tennessee. His sire, Paragou,
Sr., was imported direct from Spain,
and cost the Company
$2,500.00
His dam, was by the Great Native Black
Sam, the finest, native Jack in Tennessee,
of the Belknap family of Jennetts.
Paragon, Jr., will make the season at
Bamberg. For further information call
on or write to ,
J. D. QUATTLEBAUM,
Bamberg, S. C.
NOW I CAN SEE!
Where did you get
your Specks from
T. C. ROUIS,
Railroad Avenue, Bamberg, S. C.
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He keeps a large* stock of
Spectacles and can surely
suit you with a pair. He also
carries a large stock of
WATCHES,
CLOCKS and
JEWELRY,
which he offers great bargains
in.
ENGRAYIKG
A SPECIALTY.
IANOLDPLACE j
MADE NEW...
Having purchased a portion of
the lot opposite Bamberg Cot
ton Mills, which has been the.
hub of the carriage industry
in Bamberg for so many years,
I have erected th?reou shops
well suited for
CARRIAGE WORK
and have determined to again
make this old stand the most
attractive place for Jou to have !
your wants properly adjusted.
I shall employ none but experienced
and trusty help. Couple
this-fact with my life long
experience and a desire to serve
you well is what I have to
offer. Send or bring us your
business. We are now ready.
We do anything pertaining to
carriage work, and build to
your order. Try us. You will
find us prompt, liberal, and
reliable.
Faithfully yours,
D. J. DELK.
ENGINES, BOILERS
GINS and PRESSES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits: also Gin Press
Cane, Mill and Shingle outnts. kuuciing,
Bridge, Factory, Fnrnace and Railroad
Castings; Railroad, Mill, Factory,
and Machinists' Supplies. Belting, Pack
ing, Injectors, Pipe Fittings, Saws, Files
Oilers, Etc., cast every day. Work 150
hands.
Loibsrd Into W'ks Supply Go
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler and Gin
Works. Renairing Promptly Done
The Largest and Most Complete
Establishment South.
GEO. 8. HACffi & SOU.
?Manufacturers of?
Doors, Sash, Blinds
Moulding,
Building Material.
Sa9b Weights aud Sash Cord. Office
and Ware Rooms King St., op
posite Cannon St.
Charleston, S. O.
Window and Fancy Glass a Specialty
?
??fc?J?? ???
IBlood Tells I |
: S Yes. it is the index to health. If you
& have had bad blood you are likely to ^
learn that you have Rheumatism, ft
;^s one of tlie- most horrible diseases to
which mankind is heir. If this dis- ^
i.vJ ease" has just began its work, or if &
!-J you have been afflicted for years, ?
(y you sbould^at once take the wonder- S"
3 ful new cure, & 4
| RHEUMACIDE |
V- Thousands have been cured. The '>)
Spring season is the best time to take ft)
|S a rheumatic remedy. Nature will &
& then aid the medicine in effecting a \ .
(v permanent, constitutional cure. Peo-I
% pie with bad blood are subject to ca- & j
tarrh, indigestion, and many other Sj s
ft) diseases. To l>e liealthv the blood ft1 v
[gn.ust Impure. RHEUMACIDE is^ t
the prince of blood, puritiers. Sold N) (
ft) by Bamberg Pharmacy; at Ehrbardt ft i
'-ft by Reynolds Drug Co. Price $1.00. 5
J
FORJIIE. j
One twenty-horse return tubular boiler J
and tifteen-horse power Watertown entrine.
fl
One 30-inch and one 36-inch portable J
grist mills.
Abo one 40-saw gin, feeder, and condenser.
All in good shape. Applv to i
J. U. JENNINGS,
Bamberg, 8. C. j
A Beautiful <
Spring Bonnet \
Is a woman's delight, and a thing
pleasant to look upon: If. you want |
a hat of the latest sha^e, trimmed in
the most fashionable style, visit our
store. We have them and the prices
are attractive.
Spring Silks, f
We are showing the prettiest line of
silks ever seen in Bamberg. All
shades and prices. :A waist made of
these silks is a necessity to the well
dressed woman.
White Goods.
9
A look through our white goods will
be interesting and .profitable. Come
to see them. We will take pleasure
in exhibiting them, and yon will not
be bored to boy.
I .aces. etc.
Our stock is complete, and the prices
are beyond the whisper of competition.
Beautiful line of allover embroideries.
Notions.
We have everything necessary to oatfit
a lady complete. Of course we
can't attempt to mention the thousand
and one articles we have, but it
is sufficient to say our line is entirely
complete. The best kid glove for $1
in town. . * ,
rirs. M. L. Counts.
WE ARE
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SELLING'EM!
Already we have sold more horses and
mules this winter than ever before in any
one season. The reason is plain: The
people know we only handle the best
class of stock.
ill
just in, both horses and mules. Webave
earned the reputation of furnishing the
pedple fancy drivers. When you need
stock, come to see us.
Yours for business,
junta BKuintaa. iThe
Eastern Question
concerns some of us but the question of
Finn UNfltJRAlUOB
is of vital interest to all. The man who
neglects to carry a policy covering residence,
business premises, stock, etc., is as
benighted as the ''heathen Chinee." The
cost iaa mere trifle when the benefits are
considered. We represent companies
which are solvent, liberal and prompt.
J0H1T P. POLE,
The Fife Insurance Agent.
HERMAN L. SPAHR
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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BAMBEBG, S. C. i
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tyOfficea over Bamberg Banking Co.
S. G. MAYFIELD,
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ATTORNEY AT LAW, i
BEN MARK, S. C.
DENTIST..
Will be pleased to serve the '
1
people. Office op stairs iu the 3
building next to bank, 1
F, F, JOHNSON,
L. C: 1NGLIS, B. W. MILEY, '
Referee in Bankruptcy. Probate Judge.
INGLIS? MILEY,
.
Attorneys at Law. ?
BAMBEBG, 8. C. a
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Will practice in the Courts of the State. c
Prompt attention given to collections. j
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0 \ v /.' .VSv-'v" - ""' .' ' *f' . .v
ro THE PUBLIC...
I have one of the largest stocks
of General Merchandise in Bam- ?
berg county, and, while I am
doing a large business, I want
to do still more. I wish to invite,
through this paper, the * $
trading public of Bamberg and
* Barnwell conn ties to make my
store headquarters, where they
will always begladlv welcomed.
/1 have a full stock of -t
3ENERAL MERCHANDISE
nclndinff Drv Goods. Notions, Hats,
3h(k\s, Clothing, Dress" Goods, H?rdvare,
Crockery ware, Tinware, Drags
.rroceries, etc, I also handle the
jest makes of
BUGGIES and WAGONS,
harness, and Sewing Machines. I
lave also just added to mv stock fe
rull line of Coffins and Caskets. * ;
Hlairr asfl Dress Gotds..
My Millinery and Dress Goods ;|gg
Department is under the managenent
of Miss Bettie Matthews, who m
s with me penpaneutly, and who
will be pleased to serve her many*
Friends: Soliciting yoor future lit
;ral patronage, I am
Yonrs truly, v
C. F. RIZER,
OLAR, S. C.
IF YOU WiNT A
PIANO.
ORGAN,
or any othter
Musical Instrument,
Music Books, or Sheet Music,
write to the ?
Marchant Music Go.
ORANGEBURG, S, C.
who will give von as low prices and as euy" <
terms as any house in Amerrca.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY*'.
*?irOoadwmd
Scheduto te Effect Jan- IT, IMt
fci"p?i'[ nS?|i>?fr
?20p 7OOa Lr... Charleston ..'.At 21 Kn 8Up
568p 741a ..8nmmarvil|a.. ** 1088a Tap
7iip 856a " ...Branchvlila. " 910a 6<*fc
T68p 928a "...Owtmn..." 841a 5?P
84BplOUa " ....Bngrflla...." 7 Ha 448?
U 48a At ..Sumter Lv 800p
U 40a " Camden Lv 2?p
980p 1100a At... Oolumbia.... .Lv 710a
62ap 700aLv.. .Charleston .-Arjll liaj 815p
723p 916a " ...Braachriila... u. 8ttd flOOp -M
T40p 9*40a "....Bamberg-...*4 8*2 ?8to "M
Stffip 9 5ya 44 ? Denmark ? 44 8li2 619p
82upl0 07a M Black vlll? 800aj 308p
OttpUOOa 44 Aiken 44 tOBsjSflp
I080l4u WAr.Angiistann.dJjT'4 6202 81flp
NOTifi: In addition to the above mcrica
trains Nos. 15 and 16 run daily between Charier
tonand Columbia, carrylngeleirant Pullman .' &
Sleeping cars. No. 16 leave Charleston 11 :00b.
m.; arnro Columbia 6:00 am. Na M leave (fir
Itimbia lUJOa m.; arrive Charleston 7:00 a m.
Bleeping cars ready for occupancy at 9:00 p.m.
now at Charleston and Ooluiibla. These train*
make close oonneoiiona at Odtoznhia vnhr v
through trains between Florida paints and -*
Washington and the mat. Connection with
trains Nos. 31 and 82 New York and ftorida
limited between Blackrille, Aiken and A*
gusts. Na 81 leaves Blackrille at 8:40 A hl,
Aiken 930 a. m.. Augusta 10:1*1 am. Na S
feeree Augusta 6.25 pTm., Aiken 7jOB ja aw 1y?
Bteckrillt; 7.56 p. m. Pullman DrawinfBoom
Sleepers betireen Augusta, Aiken aai New r
?^
t*x. Sun. (Ex- jM
Bun, onlyi Bun.
Lv. Augusta 7Q0a| 080a lib ' Ar.
Sandersrilis 100pl2?p Slip
44 Tennlilfa 180pt1360p 8tt?
Lr. Tennille 540* 8ttp 819p
44 8andersville j 530a, 400p Sfflp
Ar. Augusta. f 52 TlOp! *?*
Lr. Savannah.... 1205a 121?p 410p ?? \
44 Allendale. ?86e 505s
44 Barnwell ... 4fl0a 402p 7 26a 754p 4Us
44 Blackrille.,. ilia 417pt015a 8Mp 7IBs
Ar.Batesburg... ...... ...... 1230p ...
Ar.Oolumhla37 600a 6C0p....^ 088pllM? *
' -y?-???- ?? '
Lt. Columbia...., 1180a 12St SOua ..r.._ t Oif - ^
LA. Batesburg 21flp
Ar. Blackrille.... J 12p 306a 1016a 4S0p Ss5a
M BamweU.... 12Tp 82ua|110o3 015p 84S?
44 Allendale..... 4 1<?2 043p 9 IBs
" Barannah..... 820p 515a|-.-\Tt UP88?
Atlanta aid Beyond.
* = ?: -
Lit. unarteeton^
ir.liuwtt ?... llfilalOSJp
.44 Atlanta 8 30p itti .
Lt. Atlanta. llOOp 630a 400p dggftgK
Ar. Chattanooga... 6i5a| 946aj Sfly*
Ax! ^Lrmingham... ..**! U 8a Moip
" Mamplua, (viaBirmingham)... MSp ji
Ar. Lexington fOOp 5 GO*
- Cincinnati. ....... T?p T?ft 5g?ll
- Chicago... 7lS 580| ^
Ar. Louisville... T8Bp 79k
- 8t. Loola 7flta tflOj
Ar.Itonphla. (via Chattanooga).7 lOp 7 40*
Ta ^aharllU-Ciacinmati-LoniaTilla.
Wmim. . |g^|Sg ;J||1
Lv.Charieeton........ ftSmip
Lt. Colombia (Union Depot).., 1180a Hfft
Ar. Spartanburg 8Mp 12 Mk *
" Asheville 7Q0p 3tip t
" Knoxville. 4 lwu T33w
" andnnnsti. 789p 7 2
" Lonlarllle (via JaDteo).. 8 Ha
To WkiUagtoa and the Eaat.. "
Lt. Aofoata. 9Mp) ?sK
M Bat dab org... itfpltWa
" Ooluaataa (Union Depot) 6 Hp 116a
Ar. Qhariotte. 9Mp >48a S
Ax.Danville....... !T. Bft>TS1"'#"
Ar.BiohmQpd ..T Tflit
^ ffiSSSHi-E.- E.T? 25'
" Philadelphia. lllB 2Ma
" Now York . .'. " tObtH 6 Hi V|
Sleeping Oar Line between fherteahw ani
Atlanta via Augnsta. making oonneettona at
Atlanta for all patn^orSr& Weat
Solid Traina pctnuen fTharteatna and Aaba
HDa.
Ooaneortens at Colombia with through teniae
For Washington and the Beat; aleoforJactaow
rille and all Florida Point*.
FRANKS. GANNON, J. X. OULP. -Wm
Third TP.iCkK Mgr., Traffic Manager,.
Waahirgtof, D. O Waahington^X O
GBOBGJC B. ALLBN, ? - ' ^
ni* Wm Aft. jgH
CbtrlMtoii, 8.0. * -j&i
H . A. TUBE, 8. H. HARDWKJE,
Gea. Pms. Agt., Asst. Gen. Pm?. Aft, . Jga
VuhlngtoB, D. 0. Atiuta,at.
''After suffering from severe dyspepsia
>ver twelve years and using many remidies
without permanent good I finally '
ook Eodol Dyspepsia Cure, It did me o
much good I recommend it to jtveiy ne,"
writes J. E. Watkins, Clerk and Re- -If v?
order, Chillicothe, Mo. It digests what. ?
ou eat, Bamberg Pharmacy. ^ ^
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