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Edgef ield Advertiser
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
THOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
Larry Gantt puts Gonzales in
the soup everv day.
Brethren, Orr is still "studying
If the judge knows himself and
he thinks he does, there will be a
bigger ground swell for Tillman in
Edgefield county this year than
Sheep -and the goat a-going to
the pasture, the goat told the sheep
to walk a little faster. The sheep
wouldn't do it, when, Wt?, the goat
struck him in the short ribs and
knocked him in the gully.
The year 1892 will go down to
history as the first and only year
in all the annals of time in which
a political campaign was lost and
won before a single campaign gun
was fired, for, to use the language
of Col. Pope Hagood, "Tillman is
already a-settin' in the cheer."
COOSAW IS NO MORE.
In another column will be found
a dispatch from Washington to
the effect that the Supreme Court
of the United States has decided
the Coosaw case in favor of the
sovereign State of South Carolina ;
and thus once more the rights of
the people as against monopolies
Elsewhere we publish extracts
from a number of papers in the
State on the nominations of the
Thirteen convention. During a
newspaper experience of sixteen
years we have never known a
ticket for State offices to evoke so
little enthusiasm and so much
lukewarmness fFom press and peo
ple as the Sheppard-Orr combina
tion. Hence we have headed these
extracts a "Chorus of Lukewarm
ness," indeed St. Luke would, had
he lived in this day, have hidden
his diminished head in shame
that the followers of the Sheppard
Orr combination had out luke
warmed Luke himself.
THE 23RD OF APRIL.
At the grand mass meeting to be
held at Edgefield on the 23rd of j
April, Gov. Tillman will give an j
account of his stewardship, v He
)ok his .Ede
Square in the ey?ffbh tn?Tcfay
and tell them what he has accom
plished for the good of his State
and people and what he has failed
to do, and why; and the why will
be the biggest word in the diction
ary to the antis before Ben gets J
through with it. The whole Shep
pard ticket has been invited to
meet Tillman on th? day named,
and show wherein he has failed
to do what he promit ed to do, Let
them be and appear at the place
appointed and prove their charges
against him and his administra- j
tion or forever hereafter hold their I
Gov. Tillman has been bottled I
. up, his mouth closed, during his |
incumbency of the gubernatorial
office, and his enemies, taking ad
vantage of this status, have poured
hot shot, shell and shrapnel into
him when he could not send a sin
gle broadside in return. But I
henceforth to the ides of August, |
hie pen and his tongue are his own
and the fur and the splinters are j
bound to fly.
THE FARMERS PLATFORM.
The following are the demands
made by the Farmers' Movement
in 1890. Of these about half have
been attained, the others will be
the issues for the present cam
1. Democratic unity to be pre
served by settling all differences
inside the party lines.
2. Demands election by primary
of delegates to the State Con
3. Demands reapportionment j
of representatives by counties.
4. Demands 'abolishment of I
Board of Agriculture, and every
thing pertaining to Agriculture to
be under control of Clemson Col
5. Demands that South Carolina
Collegejshall be liberally supported
as a classical and literary
6. Demands reduction in size and
shape of School Districts.
7. Demands rigid economy,
abolishment of useless offices,
reduction of salaries for State and |
8. . Demands that Railroad
Commission be given all necesary \
power to protect the people, with
out injury to the Railroads, andi
that Commissioners be elected!
by the people. *
9. Demands a survey of
Phosphate territory, and Board of
Phosphate Commssioners to take
charge of Coosaw and Phosphate
10 Demands a Constitutional
ll. Demands canvass of State |
and counties by all candidates.
LET IT BE A ROUSER.
EDGEFIELD OPENS THE
GRAND RALLY AT EDGEFIELD OK
THE 23D OF APRIL.
Tillman and Sheppard, Orr and
Aldrich, Youmans anC Benet,
Gary and Murphy, Are
In obedience to the call of
County Chairman Ernest Gary,
twenty members of the Demo
cratic Executive Committee met
in the court house on Monday the
The object of this meeting was
to point out the changes made in
the constitution of the party with
a view to re-organizing the differ
ent clubs in accordance with such
At the conclusion of the routine
business Mr. J. M. Gaines, a sturdy
and intelligent Democrat of Gray
township, offered the following
Whereas, The Democrats of this
county will be called upon in the
coming campaign to decide ques
tions of grave importance affect
ing the welfare of our State, and
Whereas, It is of the utmost
consequence that our people should
at an early day be fully informed
on the questions involved, to the
end that they may act intelli
gently and for the best interests
of the State.
Resolved 1. That this commit
tee call a mass,meeting of the
citizens of Edgefield county to be
held at Edgefield C. H.. on Satur
day, the 23rd instant.
Resolved 2. That all Democratic
candidates for State offices be, and
are hereby invited to be presentat
said mooting and address our peo
ple on the issues involved in the
coming State campaign."
There will be an end of all
things human, and an end of Till
man no doubt, sometime and
somewhere, but the end is not
yet, at least not the other end.
A CHO??JS OF LUKEAVAKM
There is no "aristocracy" about
the Sheppard ticket. It is com
posed of representatives of tho
If the members of the '92
March Convention stand to their
pledge to fight within party lines
and abide the result, some of the
Straightouts will have to vote tor
Gov. B. R. Tillman in the general
^^^^iSZ^^- apd^fie^orter.., ,
The personnel of the ticket
nominated is good, but it is not
one calculated to alienate many
votes from the Farmers' Movement.
If the Convention had headed its
ticket with a strong farmer and
Alliance man it would have stood
a better chance of dividing the
farmer vote. As it is yon will find
that the farmers are going to stand
as solidly together as they did two
The platform adopted by the
convention is an able and conser
vative document-evidently too
conservative to suit the extreme
opponent? of the present adminis
The fight is on, and both sides
are going to work for. victory, and
wo say to the friends of the present
administration, who are the
standard-bearers of the people,
that if they expect to hold the
advantages that they have already
gained they will have to wake up,
as the opposition are now going
to make a death struggle for power.
They have on their side all of the
old-time politicians,the disappoint
ed office-seeker, the sore-heads,
and an element longing for some
political cyclone to come along
that will drive the Democratic
ship upon the Republican shoals
of disaster and ruin.-Manning
The Herald will support this
ticket, but this shall not hinder
us from doing full justice to the
present State officials, especially
the Governor.-Darlington Herald."
We submit again that when the
canvass does begin it should be
one of calmness and reason, and
not of passion and personalities :
It should be m appeal to the
judgment and common sense and
not to the baser feelings of men.
It is worthy of mention that
three of the nominees or "sug
gestees" are signers of the call for
the convention and were delegates
to it : to-wit, Messrs Sheppard, Orr
"What are we here for if not for
the offices?"-Chester Reporter.
Let us examine the ticket : For
Governor, John C. Sheppard of
Edgefield, a lawyer-bank-president
railroad-attornoy. Mr. Sheppard
has made money, and report says
as a representative of the people
in certain lawsuits against rail
roads in Shaw township, Edge
field County, and York anb
Lancaster counties, the people
paid a big fee, but the railroads
won. Mr. Sheopard is worth
possibly .$50,000.-Pee Dee Index.
Now, that there may be no
misunderstanding about it, we take
this occasion to say at the
beginning that, unless somethings
occura to change our opinion
during the progress of the
campaign, we shall vote for Shep
pard and his ticket. We would be
very glad to vote for some men on
the Tillman ticket ; butas the office
of Governor is most important
and as we believe Mr. Sheppaid
would make the better Governor,
and ?r we are not likely to .have,
a uirect primary, we shall have-to
vote the ticket in its entirety
which is a very good ticket, bnt
for reasons partly personal, we
would prefer, a combination
Notwithstanding the direful pre
dictions by organs o'fthe dominant
element that the March conven
vention would Jae* a flat failure,
the nominatioWmade by ' that
convening have been received with
quiet satisfaction all over the
Hon John C. Sheppard ran once
against Richardson for Governor.
"He was supported by the Reform
element. He is now against his
old friends and supporters and
cannot expect them to vote for
We consider ex-Gov. Sheppard
one of the best campaign speakers
in the South. He is without doubt
one of our ablest men and his
training in deliberative bodies has
made him one of the readiest and
moRt effective men in a personal
controversy we ever knew. He
will be a hard man to. handle on
the stump ; and we differ with
many others in saying he is
properly placed at the head of the
With Tillman and Sheppard in
the field, we predict the coming
campaign will truly be a
campaign of education, and we
sincerely prsy it will be a
campaign of dignity and peace.
The ticket "suggested" by the
conference is composed of promin
ent gentlemen, of high - character
and ability, and most of them of
more or less experience in public
service. Rut they belong to the
old regime-have been in public
office, know how sweet it is, and
want another taste.-Laurens Her
The present indications all
point forward to a lively cam
paign. The struggle for supremacy
will be hard, and viciory well
earned. But we are all good
Democrats and will accept the
fortunes of war in good faith, and
support in November which ever
ticket may be nomiated either by
primary or convention.-Colleton
As there are very few sheep
raisers in Berkeley the Youmans-ry
of this County are not Orr-fully in
need of a Sheppard. Most of
them being tillers of the soil a
Till-man is in demand-Su*n
There is to be no abusive
epithets to be used by the
conservatives in this campaign.
are requested to go armed with the
platform. It is a calm, sober
statement of the situation. Those
who are not with us are against us,
and we are determined to grant to
every opponent what we claim for
ourselves-the right to judge men
and measures on the facts.
The work of the convention is
before the peqple. The entire
proceedings give forth assurances
of the calm, conservative, and
determined purposes of restoring
peace and harmony and political
unity to the Democratic party of
the State,-Clarenden Enterpise.
The nominations, or suggestions
rather, made last week are, so far
as we know, good men. The
Herald and News has been on
record for two years tor John C.
Sheppard for Governor, and we
shall advocate his election, oj
rather nomination. The other
names on the ticket are good
men.-Newberry Herald and News.
Tillman or Sheppard, which will
you take. Discuss this matter
cooly and calmly, as there is no
use of "flying clear off the handle,"
no matter how determined you
may be in your advocacy for your
man or cause.-Lexingtou Dispatch.
We really do not believe that
a more thoroughly representative
and harmonous body of Caro
linans ever assembled at the Capi
tal than was there last week. The
object of this assembling is well
known to all our readers. It
means the possible defeat of Gov.
B. R. Tillman and the balance
of those who enjoy State positions
in the name of the Tillman
Jno. C. Sheppard, of Edge
field, the nominee for Governor,
while not The Sentinel's choice, is
considered the most available
man, and, therefore, we-to use
a common expression-will not
The March convention has
passed into history. Litle or no
enthusiasm has been aroused and
few changes have been made
among the voters. Tillman is as
strong as he was before the
convention met, and Sheppard and
Orr, with the other gentlemen on
their ticket, are no weaker than
they were before the "suggestions"
wer? made. The men who
constitute the ticket are good and
true Democrats and repres ntaive
Carolinians, and are too well
known to need any extended
The administration organs
speak of the peace and unity
nominations as the "Sheep ticket."
The admin8tration may probably
be designated as the goat ticket
because whenever the head blates
the tail vibrates in frantic and
The candidates of both factions
of the Democratic party for Gover
nor, are from the same county.
How will the voters of Edgefield
manage to divide her vote? We
will see, and we shall.be suprised
if the largest share of the division
doesn't fall to B. R. Tillman.
A ticket was named in Columbia
by the conservatives last Thursday,
in which J. C. Sheppard of Edge
field stands at the head for Gov
ernor, and j."L. Orr of Greenville
for lieutenant governor, and so^
we have Tillman from same count}']
as Sheppard, both of whom Will be
leaders in the contest. We ar?
sorry for such a state of affairs
in the state, but we do not-propose j
to help whip thevfight for. either ,
party. We have no axe to grind,
and if we did we would hardly
know on which stone to lay it.
Neither of the tuen is our choice',
and if either gets it, it ? .will suit
us.-MeComick News .?
Ex-Governor Sheppard has
once been . Governor for a- '.few
months, having filled out the
unexpired term of Gov. Thomp
son when that gentleman received
a Federal appointment, and he
proved himself a safe ruler, and
Tillman andhis friends can't bring,
a single charge against nimr except
by . unsupported insinuations
The Coosaw Case Decided For
* TheState-Tillman's Tri- >.
WASHINGTON, April 4.-The
U. S. Supreme Court to-day
affirmed the judgment of the
Circuit Court of the United States
for the District of South Carolina
in favor of the State of,South Caro
lina in the suit against the Coosaw
Mining Compans. -
This is acaso of grcatjimportanco
to the State and involves its right
to control tho phosphate rock and
phosphate beds in Coosaw River*
which aro exceedingly valu
The Coosaw Mining Company
claimed that in 1870 the Legis
lature of South Corolina made a
contract conferring on it a per
petual grant to the exclusive
mining of all phosphate rock and
phosphate deposits in the' Coosaw
The State cont'lided I hat by its
Act the Legislature had granted
tho Coosaw Company exclusive
rights for only a limited period,
namely, until the expiration of
twenty-one years fixed in . 1870,
when the Coosaw Company was
given the right (hut not the
exclusive rcght) to mine phos
phate. This period expired in
The court to-day, in an opinion
bv Justice Harlan, holds that the
Act of 1876 did not give the
Coosaw Compny a perpetual and
exclusive grant, but 'merely an
exclusive grant for the balance rf
the twenty-one years covered ? by
the original contract of 1870.
IN NO MAN'S -^u. ?IMOT '
Two shapes were walking.on tho strand
Ono starlit night in uo man's land;
Two shapes that during earthly life
Gavo hato for hate in deadly strife.
They met. Swift forth their falchions flew;
Each pinned the other through and through;
Vet neither fell. Again they strove
For mastery, and madly drove
To right and left their falchions bright.
Nor sound nor cry profaned the night
Through corselet, casque and visor, too,
As through the air their swift blades flew:
Until amazed, they stood aghast.
And on the sands their weapons cast.
Then laughed they both at mortal strife.
The passing dream of earthly life.
And clasping each the other's hand.
They walk tho shades of no man's land.
-James Clarence Harvey In Academy.
A rrotetsionai Uoaseclcaner.
A woman in this city has a certain
number of customers, all of whom, are
persons of wealth and willing to pay her
well. She goes to the house of each
customer at stated periods and removes
all the furniture, curtains and pictures
from the drawing rooms. She then di'
reeta the cleaning pf the rooms and the
furniture, taking care that the latter is
not scratched or injured in the handing,
and that all blemishes are removed by
careful oiling. AU the furnishings are
then replaced according to her ideas. Aa
she has excellent taste, she manages to
create a good impression each time, bat
never duplicates a setting. She suggests
the removal of unnecessary pieces or the
addition of odd bits that will fill out her
plan, and keeps the customer informed
in regard to the changes of styles.-New
A Parrot That Spells Its Name.
A bright parrot is owned by the Hisses
Myers, daughters of Benjamin Myers,
of Kingston. It says its letters from A
to I, can sing a few verses and spells ita
own name, pronouncing it by syllables
like a schoolboy.-New York Telegram.
Durability of Ancient Ink.'
The labor required in making the man
uscript books of ancient days was far
beyond the understanding of the men of
the present day who possess all the
modern adjuncts to that art. Aa these
books were intended to last for many
years, answering the same purpose as
our printed tomes, the great desideratum
In their preparation was durability. As
a natural consequence, those who made
them not only selected the beet quality
of parchment or other material to write
apon, but also paid particular attention
to the quality of the ink used in such
The friends of Col. W. J. TALBERT,
recognizing his ability and fitness, his
Christian virtue, and the deep interest
manifested by him in the welfare of
the whole people-his known opposi
tion to monopolies-his advocacy of
a better system for circulating the cur
rency of this great country-his in
terest in the general welfare of the
people and especially of the farmers,
hereby announce him as a candidate
for election, under the Democratic
rule, to the House of Representatives
of the United States from the Second
Congressional District of South Caro
lina. MAXY CITIZENS.
Our jack, -'HAMLET," will, afterdate,
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at Fruit Hill.
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? iv. I? OIX.
Edgefleld, S. C.
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