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THURSDAY, JULY 14,1892.
THOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
gag-MB-!- 'ina ii. ?BI na imin-u
Gov. Tillman nays that Cary
. McCarthy is the best pacer he ever
After many bold and desperate
lunges Col. Youmans has failed to
penetrate the Governor's armor.
His valor is admirable, but he is
in a forlorn cause. '
Dr. Jae. A. DeVore's efforts to
calm the multitude at the speaking
seemed to have more effect than
anybody's else, but they came to
holler, and after a short respite
they got at it again.
Governor Tillman played ace of
trumps on Youmans's jack when
he brought out Richardson's "little
list." It turned out to be a case
of decanter vs. dishpan. There
will be no further remarks heard
about the contingent fund.-Ex.
Gov. Tillman's friends, after
leaving the Academy, -carried him
on their shoulders to the court
house, a distance of half a mile,
carried him ap the steps and de
posited bim in a chair from which
he afterwards spoke. The Gov
ernor says he has ridden a num
ber of pacing steeds, but this was
the best experience he ever had in
We learn that tho Sheep are
claiming Newberry county for the
c. p. and h. (consummate p ol i tica!
hypocriets-not conservative peace
and harmony as they deceptively
' aasnme) party. It is a weakness
of the Sheep to claim everything
in Bight, and we hardly think their
claims will be seriously considered.
Of course Newberry will remain
for Tillman.-Prosperity Reporter,
The Columbia State does not
agree with the News and Courier in
that paper's advice to abandon the
campaign meetings, and for once
The State is right. Having been
largely instrumental in getting out
the anti ticket, the News and Cou
rier is hot "toting fair" in now
advising a desertion of the field.
<Stand to the rack, fodder or no
. For ways that aro dark.
And tricks that are vain,
This Dibble man is peculiar.
So says Gov. Tillman. The last
as to Dibble is .that after Tillman's
nomination in September, Shep?
pard is to make a speech or two in
favor of the nomination, then
Dibble is to come out as Haskell
did,' and run for Governor on an
The Sheppardites, it is alleged,
bowled down their own man, You
mans, on last Thursday, the object
being, it seems, to give them an
excuse to howl down McLaurin.
This is Dibble's latest trick.
Knowing that the Sheppardite
speakers cannot stand Tillman's
withering logic and sarcasm they
have fallen upon this scheme to
prevent the audience from hearing
'After leaving Sdgefield You
mans attempted to make a speech
at Johnston, but was yelled down,
whether by Tillmauites or his own
crowd we are not advised. It seems
that this blatherskite is not to be
allowed to open his slander-trap
in JSdgefield county. Even his
own followers seem to be ashamed
of him, if we may judge from the
way they howled him down last
The Edgefield Brass Band, col
ored, did its duty in trying to quiet
the tumult and'stop the yelling on
last Thursday at the campaign
To soothe and mollify the mul
titude, the first air given was,
"You Must be a Lover of the Lord
or You'll Never Smell of Heaven
When You^ Die," but it didn't
"pan" worth a cent.
The "Sweet By-and-By" was
then ejected into the atmospheric;
conditions-no soothe about that
The next aria given the crowd
was, "Come Down Angels, Trouble
the* Wafer." The angels didn't
Then giving up all hope of sooth
ing the savage breast, Mose Bidson
next ordered the tail piece, "Bus
sard's Lope" to be rendered and
abandoned the field to the yellers
from. Yell town.
Notwithstanding the dire pre
dictions to the contrary, the inter
est on the State bonds that matured
July 1st, and amounting to $180,
000 has been paid. Besides this,
the Treasurer's office has handled
$100,000 of the direct tax fund. So
it would seem that if the credit of
the State has been injured at all,
it was done by those who oppose
THE COMPLEXION OF IT.
The Sheppardites made the big
gest showing at the meeting on
last Thursday they have ever made.
The county had been raked, as it
were with a fine tooth comb, and
every anti who was able to come
was brought ont on that day, and
(they yelled with all the vigor of a
grand Mogul steam engine. The
proportion between the Til 1 mani tea
and Sheppardites was about two
to one in favor of Tillman. The
Register had it three to one, the
News and Courier about equally
divided, and the Augusta Chronicle
says it was three to two. The fol
lowers of Tillman were in a rollick
ing good humor, but the Shep
pardites seemed to be in a fero
cious frame of mind from some
cause or other.
It is not necessary to recite the
I reasons why there were so few
Till man i tes present as compared
I with the last meeting on the 23rd
l of April. These are known to all
land have been given over andover
lin these columns and elsewhere,
j Let no man think that because
I Tillman had only two to one on
hast Thursday, it is that way all
lover Edgefleld county. The meet
I ing at Holly's Ferry yesterday told
I the tale of five to one.
I Now for the responsibility of the
j howling; we must confess that in
I this regard honors were easy. The
Till inanit?s set the example in
I howling down Youmans, although
I strange to say, a number of Shep
pardites are said to have joined
I even in this chorus and helped to
I howl down their own especial
I When the howlers had howled
I their last howl, and things began
Ito look extremely serious, Gov.
I Tillman promptly decided to go to
I the court-house and speak there.
This action on his part saved the
(lives of numbers of our, citizens,
I and of this we have not the slight
est doubt. By this patriotic and
(wise solution of the problem Gov.
Tillman achieved a victory greater
(than any won by him yet, and one
which friends and enemies alike
GIVES UP THE FIGHT.
The News and Courier advises
and urges that the campaign meet
ings shall stop. Th is is giving up
the fight, as we expected, but
sooner than we expected. Here is
what the old lady says :
We think that, since they cannot
command a respectful hearing at
the joint meetings, the Conserva
tives should abandon that pro
gramme altogether and hold their
own meetings in the remaining
counties of the list. They can en
force order at their own meetings
and there will be an object lesson
in that which will not be dost on
thinking men. Of course, Gov
ernor Tillman's friends and every
body else should be allowed to at
tend the Conservative meetings
and should be cordially invited to
I attend them, but any attempt at
howling down or other disorder
should insure the culprit a prompt
excursion off the grounds under
The Conservatives should re
double their efforts all along the
line. Dibble has the Radicals on
the run.-News and Cornier.
This is peace and unity with a
vengeance. To call the followers
of Tillman Radicals, is the quint
essence of hate and venom.
Resolutions of Washington Dem
MB. EDITOB: Will you please
publish the enclosed resolution in
your paper and oblige the Demo
cratic club of this (Washington)
J. W. JOHNSON,
WHEREAS, Believing in the prin
ciple that the majority must rule
and the minority yield obedience ;
and whereas it has been promul
gated by the Northern and some
of the home press, that a good
portion of our citizens would go
into a third party organization. I
! Resolved, By the Washington
Township Democratic Club, that it
pledges itself to support the nomi
nees of the party, both National
That we condemn independent
ism or third partyism in whatever
shape it may come.
That we condemn all utterances
and efforts looking to the forma
tion of a Third party in this State
and pledge ourselves to do all in
our power to defeat any such move
He Sept His Word.
"My dear," said a young and
fashionable New York lady to her
plain old-fashioned husband, "I
hope you are not going to talk at
dinner before all the company
about how you went barefooted
when a boy. Every time wc have
company you shock the people by
talking about you bare feet when
yon when a boy." "My dear, I'll
not mention my bare feet." He
kept his promise. He did not say
a word about his barefoot but he
talk long and eloquently about
having been obiiged to walk back
ward out of church on one occasion,
owing to the dilapidated condition
of his unmentionables consequent
pp his indigent condition.
THE EDGEiTELD MEETING
The following description of tnt
campaign meeting of last Thurs
day is from the Columbia Register
and is BO graphically given that wt
publish itjentire, leaving out th(
speeches in the court-house whict
would take up too much space :
EDGEFIELD, S. C., July 7.-Th?
sullen roar of the coming stonx
could be plainly heard in the dis
tance. Before it burst at the home
of Ben Tillman, where he is known
the abuse and vilification and
slander which had been heaped
upon him created such a storm ol
indignation in the breasts of those
who had known him for man}
years that one might as well have
tried to calm the stormy waves ai
the deep sea as the surging crowd
massed in front of the speakers
At Florence was heard the first
roar of the approaching storm ; al
Orangeburg its blast grew louder:
at Aiken there was the ominoui
calm that comes after the first rust
and. but marks the near a pp road
of a more deadly fury.
For some time it has been ex
pected that the Edgefield meeting
would be riotous. All know the
love and veneration in which Till
man is held at home; and those
who were at all acquainted wit!
the temper of the Edgefield people
knew that they were not the sorl
to quietly and tamely endure the
insults and lies and slanders anc
' vilification and abuse that have
been heaped upon a man, whose
hands are tied, by cowards and b\
men whose one object and aim ir
life is to lower this man of the peo
I pie, whom the toiling masses ol
Edgefield and of the other counties
or the State have chosen to be theil
Governor, and to take the place ol
men for whom they no longer had
any use, but who had so long en
joyed them that they had come tc
regard them as the birthright ol
To the courago, coolness anc
I magnificent self-control of Tillmar.
is due the fact that the streets o?
Edgefield are not red to-night witt
j the blood of heir sons. If evor the
grandeur of the man shone fortt
it was to-day. Never before hat
Tillman appeared so truly great
and so utterly and entirely above
the weaknesses and littlenesses ol
life. He is a man and a man whe
is worthy of the pride which if
felt in him by Edgefield and the
entire State. God bless him.
Jesuit Dibble has injected a nev,
issue into the campaign and it ii
working with a vengeance, bu!
thanks to the Register and the Re
form candidates, who quickly anc
boldly exposed it, it has acted like
a boomerang on the heads of those
who first attempted its use.
The ring candidates are the sick
est looking set of men ever seen
Their hearts have fallen withir
them and they have no heart tc
continue the fight which in the in
most recesses of their souls thev
knew from the first was hopeless
They are fishing for a way to with
draw from the campaign and at the
tame time do it in such a way ai
so stir up political capital for them
selves, but they forgot that the
people are not fools and can see at
far into a millstone as they can, 01
perhaps farther, for their eyes are
not blinded with malice, hatred
All these things might be crowd
ed into the introduction, but il
will be better to give an account
of the meeting and let everything
appear in its proper place.
The stand was erected in the
outskirts of town and was not
reached until about 12 o'clock in
the candidates. Quite a numbei
of lovely and high-spirited ladiet
were there, but their presence had
no effect toward restraining the
angry passion of the men who had
gathered to hear the rival candi
dates speak. Between 800 and
1,000 people were present and it
was a very red-dy crowd. Three
fourths of the crowd were Till
manites and wore Tillman badges ;
many having red ribbons on theil
hats, both sides of their coats and
on the harness of their horses.
The Sheppardites wore blue
badges, and they wero indeed a
blue set when the meeting was
over. Had it not been announced
that the meeting had been called
off the crowd would have been
much larger and the group of
Sheppardites would have been so
small that they would have felt
ashamed of themselves. What
little strength Sheppard has in the
county is located in the city and
and big towns, and these heard of
the reappointment of the meeting,
whereas hundreds of farmers were
still under the impression that it
had been called off. Another meet
ing will be held in the county, at
Holly's Ferry, Tuesday, and then
heaven help the Sheppardites.
That's a section of the country
where everybody is for Tillman,
and as Chairman Dibble seems to
want a howling-down campaign he
will have to take the consequences.
It was inaugurated by his follow
ers and they must stand the con
The candidates were brought to
the stand in carriages, a brass band
leading the procession. Some en
thusiastic followers of Tillman
carried him from his carriage to
the stand, while the air rung with
plaudits of the Farmer Governor,
the invincible blinker of Edge
Sheppard was received with con
siderable applause, but Youmaus
was clearly the favorite of the anti
crowd, who clearly seemed to th i uk
him the biggest man on the ticket.
Reform Democracy was repre
sented by Governor Tillman, Lieu
tenant Governor Garvy Attorney
General McLaurin, and Adjutant
and Inspector General Farley. The
Conservative Democracy was rep
resented by ex-Governor Sheppard,
Col. J. L. Orr, Col. Humbert, So
licitor Murphy, and Col. L. W.
Dr. W. H. Timmerman presided
over the meeting, which was opened
with- prayer by Rev. Mr. Booth.
Hardly had he said amen before
the rival factions began yelling
for Tillman and Youmans.
Th? first speaker introduced was
Lieutenant Governor Eugene B.
Gary, of Abbeville. Edgefield ls
? the home of the Garys. Tney have
always been champion, of the
? masses of che people, or middle
F class. The name of Gen. Mart
> Gary, long since dead, can awaken
an enthusiasm in any part of
Edgefield county not accomplisha
ble by any other name.
? The name of Lieutenant Gov
l ernor. Gary, who is a nephew of
Gen. Gary, was received with that
enthusiasm which in Edgefield is
always accorded the name. He
t spoke well. But he did not pro
t ceed without interruption.
Colonel Youmans was next
introduced, and was received with
cheers and counter cheers. The
crowd wanted to hear Tillman and
not the merchant-farmer from
Barnwell County. They called for
the Farmer-Governor for many
r I minutes. They did not want to
M hear any man who insults and
traduces the Governor of the proud
State of South Carolina. Youmans
looked mad as a thunderstorm.
He frowned at fche crowd and drew
up his haughty featrues in a
? i sneer, but it was no good. A few
Sheppardites indulged in fearful
blasphemy, but their curses only
rent the air without effect, for
they were making more, noise than
the other side by a long shot.
This is evidently the new game
that they have been put up to by
shrewd Sara Dibble, the chairman
of the Conservative Democracy,
f I who manages the candidates on
his side like so many puppets.
Those candidates were perfectly
. willing elsewhere to allow Reform
[ candidates to appeal for order for
I them, even as they appealed for
order for tho Reformers when their
friends . got too boisterous and
J kicked up a row. They made no
objection to this until they struck
Orangeburg and Mr. Dibble gave
1 them their instructions,
i The Sheppardites kept yelling,
F and it is not in human nature for
men of one political faith to hear
exponents and adherents of au
other yell and cheer without get
3 ting up counter applause.
i A Sheppardite wanted to fight
) very badly and commenced a nor
I ting in a Ti ll man i te's face. The
latter stood it awhile but about
} j the time he got ready to make
> I things warm for the man bothering
him the Sheppardite was collared
by the police.
i i A few minut?e later a Ti 1 lmanite
[ I was served in the same wav. Edge-1
field certainty bas a fine se t ~of .]
[' police and they ^3id their duty
? nobly to-day and without fear -or
favor. Sheppard asked for a word
and begged that each speaker, for
the honor of South Carolina, be
allowed a fair and impartial hear
)j Youmans: Edgefield County is
entitled to a proud position in the
politics of South Carolina. Edge
field County has a United States
Senator, the Chief Executive and
the Congressman in her district.
Crowd : Where's your haversack
and pistol? Where's your stick?
) Youmans : Not only has Edge
j field the United States Senator
r but she has the two opposing
) nominees for the office of Gov
Voice : We came here to listen
to gentlemen, not Youmans.
II Youmans : If I am here in
t1 opposition to one of Edgefield's
eons, I am here in advocacy of the
Don't do any fighting ; we don't
t ] want to fight.
Voice : Where's your pistol and
r walking stick?
j Though there was remarkably
? good campaign quiet, Youmans
waited several minutes until a
man cried "Speak or get down."
Youmans: I am very con
servative under all this.
Voice : Where's your pistol?
Youmans: What reform has
Tillman given you? Tillman says
that under the first year of his
administration you have not
cleared enough money to pay for
a postage stamp ; he tells you that
the price of your products is lower
and the rate of interest higher.
Where, then, is his reform?
Again Mr. Youmans lost time
because some of the crowd were
He read from a letter of Gov
ernor Tillman saying that if the
privilege tax was turned over to
the farmers they would run a far
mers' college, farmers' institutes,
farmers'convention, etc. Since he
has been in office he has dropped
all these things.
They talk about vituperation
and abuse. Governor Tillman
say s that he inaugurated these
meetings, and I meet him on his
own ground for I use weapons
from his own armory. I am the
match for Tillman.
What did he tell you six years
ago? That he had you in line to
lead you to the promised land. It
seemsjthat you are farther off than
ever and more involved in lions
and mortgages. If he could lead
you into the promised land, he
was willing, liko Moses of old, to
die. But our modern Moses did
not die in Nebo's lonely mountain.
He's in the promised land. He
than told his Garden o f-E den -horse
Voice: You ain't no prettier
than I um.
Youmans: I am as good looking
as he is.
Voice: Whore's your walking
Voice : Youmans, speak or die.
Youmans's men kept up a big
racket, shouting "Youmans.'' aud
saying they would howl dow:
other side. Yoninans, of c<
waited for the noise to subsid
blamed the other side for it.
Dr. DeVore said : I am 76
old and this is the last speak
will ever hear and 1 ask as* a
to my years that you will
every one to speak. This arie
incident had no effect 01
crowd, both sides continuing
Voice: Talk a little about
reform. You've done nothing
talk about Tillman. Tell
you'll do. What do von proi
?: Youmans waited while 'son
his men talked about how the;
listened to Gary.
. Youmans said thatT 111 man
Sheppard was a wolf in sh
clothing, and in '86 whe
nominated Sheppard he sa
was impossible to gild gol
paint the lily. But when ?
pard came after his office he
up Iiis doctrine of rotation in *
because it would be rotatioi
of office. v
Voice: Where's that pistol
. Youmans : Tillman says yo
fools and puppets, and that fa
representatives, though good
at home, when they go to Colui
j turn the color of ever job the]
asked to pe form- He denou
the farmer Legislature as r<
driftwood and lizards.
A not bei difficulty ensue)
! blue-ribboned Sheppardite kic
[and* saying another man
I threatened to use a pistol on '.
Sheppard quieted him, and
mans waited on until one of
men veiled to him to speak or
Youmans then got off his Ba]
Voice: Ain't Ben looking
Youmans : He took a free r
Voice : Would't you take ont
Voices: Time's np.
Sheppardites : Give him tim
Voice: Time's up.
Youmans: I am informed
I the chairman that my time'*
I would have liked to have tal
to a quiet hearing, but you 1
had most of the fun.
The crowd yelled Youmans u
the band struck into theinspii
attains of'Dixie, when witt
tremendous . cheer tho n
Mr. Ernest Gary said he
sorry that Youmans bad nota
hearing, for if he had been gi
a fair hearing ho was going
introduce one who could h
knocked the spots out of him
The crowd went wild with delij
and a noise as of Niagara bi
forth, a thunder of applause to
giant of the Pee Dee, J.
The Youmans' wing kept yell
Youmans and the Governor's i
lowers kept sounding forth
A whit9-whiskered Sheppi
manjgot to raising Cain, and
wABjauicklv run in, struggling 1
fP^food man, by the contstables.
- Mark ;Toney said if Youmi
was not given a hearing no c
would be allowed to speak.
Pandemonium ensued, Chai rm
Gary standing like a rock i m mo1
ble, all the quiet grit of his gr<
race showing in his face. He v
about to introduce McLaurin a
introduce him he would.
The band played but its no
could not be heard amid the tumi
of yelling men.
Every time Gary would go
name McLaurin, the Sheppards
would commence yelling and
course Tillman's followers wou
reply and the volume of soul
would be deafening.
A Sheppardite gave as tl
ultimatum of his crowd that
Youmans was not allowed anoth
half hour, and heard as uninte
ruptedly (?) as Gary was, no oi
else" would be allowed to tal
Bedlam could not be worse tbs
the tumult which followed.
A marshal was sent out to see
there was any chance of quiesir
the crowd and reported thi
matters were getting worse.
Some Tillmanites wanted th
Sheep and Goats separated an
each side be addressed by th
To show how fair the Reformer
were, they proposed that Sheppar<
be put up and they would listei
to him without applause.
Both Dr. Timmerman and Mi
Gary had talked themselve
almost hoarse trying to get orde
but it was useless.
Governor Tillman walked t<
the front and said that it wai
evident that a serious riot woulc
result if the meeting were not
broken up. This was evident ix
all, for the passions of every one
present were rapidly rising, and
had already reached fever heat
Though pandemonium reigned
Governor Tillman's face wore a
quiet and determined smile. He
called for a vote and about three
quarters of the crowd held up
their hands to show that they were
friends of Reform and followers
rf Farmer Ben.
Tillman's followers then elevated
tiim to their shoulders and carried
aim around the grounds, and set
lown finally on the piazza of the
icademy building, which was
ibout 100 yards distant from the
stand. The red ribbons flocked to
aim and left about on e-f ou th of
the crowd around the ring candi
,All the candidates had been
I ara in a position to make you
presented with flowers, Tillmai
receiving the lion's shear. Some
of his friends ran before him
while upborne on loyal shoulders
and waved the flowers like crimsoi
? frenzy of excitement possessen,
one and all and men shouted. an(
swore, who under ordin?r
circumstances are the quietest o'
men. The madness of the momen
was infectious and solid substan
tial citizens, as well as the mos
fiery, were thirsting for a fight, an<
it is a miracle that a regular bat
tie. was not fought.
Many individual combat
occurred, but the police by grea
activity and vigilance controlle?
these before serious harm wai
done any one, though some mer
got bloody heads and noses an<
some people's clothes were badlj
torn. One or two knives wer<
drawn, but hickory stick
conquered them, and fortunately
though hundreds of men frat
pistols, none were drawn. Ha<
one of those weapons been showi
a deadly fight to the finish wouh
have been the result.
Talk about game qualities, th
ladies of Edgefield are the braves
The Register's correspondent ha
ever come across; Not a one q
them showed the whit? feather
not a cheek blanched, not a voici
faltered, not an eye dimmed. N<
wonder all the men of Edgefiek
aro brave. Were one to show th
least drop of coward's blood h<
never more could live in tbi
County of courage and bravery. I
by any chance the men conn
tenanced bis living on in th
County, the fair women would tak
their garters and whip him fron
Great is the courage of Edge
field men and women, of all age
and political persuasions.
When Tillman had been se
down on the academy piazza
number of ladies came there to
and were much calmer than th
men and quietly chatted an*
smiled and laughed while everj
one, and they too, knew that th
crowd was trembling on the brin]
of a fearful fight. All honor ?
the ladies of Edgefield for thei
bravery, grit and coolness. Ha<
they not been present at this time
the results might have been fa
The Conservatives attempted t<
shoulder their candidates aroum
the grounds, but the ponderou
weight of Colonel Orr was to<
much for them and they were gla(
to put the candidates in a carriage
and pull it around, yelling an<
screaming and dancing around a
if wild political fever.
Tillman's followers demand?e
a speech from him. Mr. Mobles
introduced him and he started b
speak from the piazza. He said
it is a matter of great regret tha
a set of men, who are neighbors
kinsmen and friends
At this point tho noise becam
so great that the Governor's void
could not be heard. The Shep
pardites began coming over to th
crowd of Tillmanites to try an?
break up their meeting. Who sen
them there? Echo answers who'
Even the quietest and mos
peaceable Tillmanites in the crowe
were now ready to fight and wer
anxious for the jostle to begin
They considered as outrageous th
conduct of the Sheppardites ii
trying to interfere with a meeting
of the Tillmanites, when the latte
had withdrawn to themselves ti
avoid a fight which must have re
s el ted disastrously.
Every nerve was now strung t<
the utmost tension, every soul wai
on fire, and the Governor's friendi
begged him to go on speaking an(
they promised to wipe up th?
ground with the opposition if the)
kept on trying to act like bullies
On the outer edge of the crowd
the skirmish line as it were, sev
eral fights were in progress. IE
no case was a deadlier weapoi
than a stick used, but as the
fights and quarrels progressed thc
danger became greater and greatei
I for a pitched battle would have
resulted had a single weapon beer
The Tillmanites yelled thal
they intended to stand here and
have a speech.
What does the cool and level
headed Governor do? Precipitate
a riot, wheih he could easily have
done? Ohl no. He showed wis
dom as well as courage and said ;
I do not want you to stand here
for troubh will result, and I know
that I'll get your votes.
The crowd yelled that The
Register would nave a true report
of the affair ; that it was the peo
ple's paper and fought the people's
Governor Tillman said : I want
to keep you from fighting. I see
that I have the crowd by at least
three or four to one. They can't
import men from Aiken to howl
us down, but to prevent a fight we
will go elsewhere.
The Governor's followers were
swayed by his^ coolness and master
will and immediately acted upon
his suggestion. He was seized and
mounted on the shoulders of
devoted followers and General
McLaurin was likewise treated. A
long procession was then formed
with these two at the head and
marched through the city yelling,
shouting and cheering louder then
did ever any political parade in
the wildest parts of Ireland. The
procession wended its way to the
court house and the candidates
. MAKING A SPECIALTY OF -
>, General House 1
better prices than any house in ton
were carriedup the steps. The
door was locked, but it was quiokly
forced open aud the crowd went
inside, filling the famous old room
from one end to the other, the men
being packed like sardines. Again
the ladies, high spirited and
refined, were present and their
beauty lent au aspect of grace to
the gathering of rugged and sturdy
sons of toil.
The crowd had calmed down
considerably, but it was still in &
dangerous frame of mind and not
in the spirit to be fooled with.
Had the antis again followed them
there's no telling what would have
happened,for the crowd had gotten
to the dangerously quiet state and
would have put up with nothing
more for the sake of peace and
There were about 300 people in
the old court room which beheld
a sight entirely diff?rent from any
thing in its past history and which
rung with true and burning
eloquence that moved most power
fully those bold hearts. Never be
fore in their lives have McLaurin,
Farley and Tillman made better
speeches than the magnificent
burst of oratory and eloquensc
which welled up from their full
hearts to-day and gushed forth
like the bright waters of a spark
ling fountain. They moved and
swayed the crowd mightily.
Call at Ja*. M. Cobb's.
3,000 yds. of those beautiful new
dress goods, Pine Apple Tissue, Gren
ada Tissue, Cheveron Shirting, Organ
dies, Cambric, French Outings for
Shirt Waists, Embroidered Skirt?,
Demi Flouncing and Laces. All new
abd cheap. 100 pair of Oxford Ties I
just in. New Goods every week.
New Spring and S
Our entire stock of Spring ano
in New York by one of the firm, hi
ready for inspection. We have tr:
that could be sold at prices that w
money is scarce. Note particular!
but a very small idea of what we r
First-class quality of Calico a
GINGHAMS.-Large stock of
Real nice, yard wide Bleached
10-4 Bleached Sheeting at 20/
at 25/ as sold heretofore at 35/ ya
BED TICKING.-A large asi
cheap mattress Ticking to the best
not be undersold.
PANTS GOODS.-Large stock
10/ yard and up to the best grad
Pants Linens, Apron Linens, &c.
DRESS GOODS.-We are sho
and patterns in Dress Goods. Pei
Punjab Percales. Black Muslins i
Veilings, Henriettas, Serges, Black
Goods at 6?/. An elegant line of
WHITE GOODS.-Checked Bl
[ j at 5/ yard. 50 pieces of India La
Plaid Organdies at 10/ yard, that 1
Our White Goods stock is by
we have ever exhibited ; and we ar
who rive us an opportunity to do s
Edgings and Insertions, embroider
Muslins, from i to 12 inches wide,
fact that we have always had a larg
goods, and this lot is superior io an
RIBBONS.-A tremendous lar
and our prices are as low as can be
LACES.-We are shoeing an
prices. 12 yards Torchon Lace for
BUTTONS.-We are offering ii
ionable style of Button in the mar
Crochet, Silk and Jet Buttons. A
elsewhere. Dress size Pearl Buttoi
CORSETS.-A very large stocl
at the lowest prices.
HOSIERY.-Large stock of Hos
very low prices.
KID GLOVES.-First-class qi
Doilies, Table Linens, Table O
TOWELS.-Avery large stock
25/. We can sell you for 25/ the
It is really a 40/ Towel. Examin
BED SPREADS.-Large stocl
and Gents, very cheap.
FANS.-Lovely Fans at one-hi
SCRIM.-A large assortment o
qre. of real good writing paper for i
Remember that we can always
Machine Oil for 5/.
GENTS SHIRTS, Cuffs, Coila
a regular 50/ Scarf. Examine our
Large stock of Parasols and Ui
SHOES.-A large and well sel<
line of Shoes that will please any
sell a great many of our Shoes guai
say. If they are not all right, we
new pair in exchange. A full line
Everybody knows what Zeigler Sho
durability, Zeigler Shoes surpass a
Oxford Ties for $1.00; also the lov
If you wish to save money, examim
fore buying elsewhere.
. It is impossible to give, in an i
idea of the immense amount of got
in our present stock.
Don't go to Augusta. We can d
things better. Besides you will sa
THE FARMERS LOAN
PAID UP U
A. J. NORRIS, W. H. Tra
H. EDWARDS, N. A. BAT:
W. F. ROATH, T. A. PITT
A. J. NORRIS, President. V
A. E. PADGETT, Cashier, F
TRANSACTS A GENERA
Interest allowed on deposits in
rate of 5 per cent, per annum-whe
longer-computed July and Januar
posit in the Savings Department, in
en. Compare prices.
H. E. OSBORN,
218 WASHINGTON ST.,
I. A.TJX3-TJ-ST.A., - OA?.
- FOR CHEAPEST-.
? MUUUlUUj ll UlL'Uj
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
HENRY E. OSBORN;
218 WASHINGTON STREET,
Augusta, - - Ga,
Private ami Transient Boan!.
602 Broad St., Cor. Washington,
MRIS. A. J. SMITH, PROP'SS.
I Summer Goods, recently purchased
?B been received, opened and is now
[ed hard to buy a stock of Goods
ould satisfy our customers, even if
y the quotations below, which give
fc 4/ and 5/ yard.
Ginghams at low prices.
Homespun, at 6f/ yard.
. As good 10-4 Bleached Sheeting
?ortment of Ticking, from a very
feather Ticking, at prices that can
of Cottonades and Panis Jeans from
es. Elegant stock of Cassimeres,
wing an immense variety of styles
?ian Mulls in beautiful patterns.
n uii the novelties. Challies, Nuns
Silk Grenadines. Beautiful Dress
Dress Goods Trimmings.
[uslins at 5/ yard. Victoria Lawns
rvns at 10/ yard, really worth 15/.
have sold heretofore at 20/ yard.
far the largest and most complete
e determined to save money to all
o on these goods.
SS.-Immense stock ol' Hamburg
ed on Cambric, Nainsook and Swiss
, at 3/ to 75/ yard. It is a known
?e, beautiful and cheap lot of these
y stock we have ever shown,
ge stock of Ribbons, in all shades,
found in any city,
elegant stock of Laces at very low
a this line every desirable andfash
ket, embracing Eearl, Steel, Ivory,
II sizes, and at prices lower than
is for 5/ dozen.
: of all the best makes of Corsets
iery for Misses, Ladies and Men at
lill ity-ai id in late shades at reason
il Cloths, Crash, &c.
of Towels at 5/, 10/, 15/, 20/ and
prettiest Towel we have ever sold,
e our stock of these goods before
: at low prices.
stock of Handkerchiefs for Ladies
ilf their real value.
f Scrim, from 7/ yard up.
of Stationery always on hand. 5
?0/, sold usually at 10/ qr.
sell you a 2 oz. bottle of first-class
rs and Scarfs. For 25/ we will sell
stock of these goods bet?re buying,
jeted stock of Shoes. We have a
one as to quality and price. We
.anteed, and mean exactly what we
will have them repaired or give a
of the celebrated Zeigler Shoes,
es are, For elegance, comfort and
ll others. Look at our beautiful
ely Oxford Ties made by Zeigler.
s our stock of stock of Shoes be
idvertisemeut, anything like a full
:>ds and the quantity of bargains
0 just as well for you, and in some
ive your expenses and the extra
RT & CO.,
au, s. o._
AND SAVINGS BANK
[MERMAN, W. H. FOLK,
ES, W. R. PARKS,
s, A. E. PADGETT,
V. H. TIMMERMAN, vice-President.
OLK & FOLK, Attorneys.
L BANKING BUSINESS.
1 the Savings Department at the
a allowed to remain six months or
y. Any amounts received on de
jm 10 cents upwards._apr!5
Fruit Jars, Ice Cream Freezers,
Brass and Iron Kettles.
Stoves.$9.00 to 60.00
1O0 Kegs of Nails..basis.. 2.40
Tools of all Kinds.
Plantation Supplies. Etc,