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Work the Roads.
' The County Commissioners, in
this issue, direct the working of
the public highways all over the
Since our last issue the rains
have been abundant in every sec
tion of the county and the hus
Old Wells Club.
? President Elbert Muudy author
izes us to announce that there will
be a meeting of Old Wells Demo
cratic Club on Saturday, the 20th
We invite the attention of the
Town Council to the nuisan?&gpf,
marble playing in our pubt?jjsja!
indulged in by negroes oijgfejjtgty
. every afternoon. it |g '
Verdict of the Jury.
The verdict of the CoronOTT3
Jury in th? Isom Glover case was
that Glover "came to his death
from a gun-shot wound in the
hands of an unknown party to the
Red Hill Club.
President J. H. Bussey author
izes us to announce that there will
be a meeting of Red Hill Club at
Red Hill on Saturday, Aug. 13, at
10 a. m. Every member should
Anotber Elegant Store.
Dr. H. Parker proposes in a tew
days to commence the erection of
a large two story brick building
on his lot near the ADVERT :SER
building. Mr. A. .R. Waits is the
Two services were held in the
village Baptist Church on Sunday
last. In the morning a sermon
was delivered by Mr. McDowell,
of Furman University, and in the
evening Mr. Davis Timmons gave
The Big 4.
Uncle George Tillman, Col.
Jasper Talbert, John T. Gaston,
and big Bob Aldrich, all candi
dates for Congress from this dis
trict; are wakeing the echoes in the
low country, and things are get
ting extremely lively.
Train to be Restored.
The regular afternoon train is
to be replaced on our railroad
about Aug. 20. In the meantime,
owing to the efforts of Capt. W. H.
Branson, a hack line is running to
Trenton, which gives our people
better mail facilities than ever be
Goes to Augusta.
Mr. Will Lanham, the handsome
and popular young man who has
been clerking for Alvin Hart &
Co. for the past year or two, has
gone to his home at Plum Branch,
from which place he will go to Au
gusta to accept a position at J. B.
White's. Mr. Alvin Hart, brother i
of Mr. Jas. Hart of our town, will
supply the vacancy made by Mr.
Court adjourned to-day, Tues
day. The following cases on the
criminal side were heard and de
In the case of The State vs.
Henry Simkins and Dock Mitchell,
colored, indicted for assault and
battery with intent to kill ; a nol.
pros, was entered by the Solicitor
as to Henry, and continued as to
Rufus Booth, indicted for arson,
was defended by S. McG. Simkins
Andrew Herbert, white, grand
larceny, no counsel, was convicted.
Mary Walker, colored, larc?ny,
was nol prossed by the Solicitor.
Albert Jenkins, colored, indicted
for house-breaking, plead guilty.
F. A. Abney, larceny from field,
had no counsel, was convicted.
Samuel Thomas, colored, house
breaking and larceny, defended ty
P. B. Mayson, was convicted.
Carrie Griffin, Mary Griffin, and
Henry Griffin, all colored, indicted
for house-breaking, plead guilty.
Samuel Nobles, colored, indicted
for murder, defended by Messrs.
DeVore and Sheppard Bros., was
convicted of manslaughter, and
sent to the penitentiary for 2 years.
Henry Griffin, Gus Longstreet,
and Sidney Longstreet, indicted
for the murder of Mr. John Paul,
was defended by Messrs. Gary &
Evans and J. Wm. Thurmond.
Henry Griffin was acquitted, and
Gus Longstreet convicted of man
slaughter and sentenced to the
penitentiary for 5 years. Sidney
hos not been arrested.
Wash Broadnax, colored, burg
lary and larceny, had no attorney
and went heels over head in the
Sales Brogden, indicted for
house-breaking and larceny, was
defended by John B. Lanier, Esq.,
and acquitted. ^ .
Jeff Scurry and Martha j^gry,
colored, house-break i n r: and "lar
ceny, were convicted of coh?freund
Will Banks, charged witn-'g?ricl
larceny, plead guilty.
Press Toland and Gus Dearing,
whose cases had been appealed to
the Supreme Court by Folk & Folk
and there affirmed, were re-sen
tenced by Judge Norton to be
hanged on Friday, 16th September
Do You Appreciate
The advantage of buying always
from a clean, fresh stock of goods? If
yon do, you can have that advantage
by buying nubes, slippers aud bats
from Mulherin, Rice & Co., Augusta.
Prices are lower than the lowest.
Have your Buggy painted and
remodeled at G. B. Courtney's re
Have your Gin overhauled and
repaired at G. B. Courtney's.
RIGHT KIND OF REA
PFCTS AND FIGURES THAT
UNANSWERABLE. AMD TILLMANITES
And Sheppardites Alike Must
Be Convinced by Them-A
Powerful Presentation for the
Hon. W.D. Mayfield, Superin
tendent of Education, yesterday
delivered the most powerful and
comprehensive speech of the
present campaign at the meeting
at Union. He spoke as followf? :
t MR. CHAIRMAN AND FELLOW DEMO
KATS: For the first time during
Kis campaign I appear on the
Kt for a speech; because of
special reasons I have not been able
to accompany the campaign party.
The many duties of my office
during this, the Teachers' Institute,
season have engaged my atten
tion. I have thought it advisable
not to neglect them, and they
could not be postponed. If I may
be allowed to borrow the words of
another, I will say that I have
attempted to carry out the idea
that *'public office is public trust."
The interests of the present
tion-have been well cared for by
Gouerno? Tillman and the other
speakers on our side. In fact, I
knew they were fully able, more
so than I am, to present our cause
with force and conviction. But it
is not right that thoy should have
to do all of the work, especially
during this exceedingly hot
weather, and I am here in my
plain and matter-of-fact way to
lend a helping hand.
I am not possessed of the power
of elquence. I always speak plainly,
and attempt to drive straight to
the point by citing facts to sustain
my position. T hope to do so
politely to-day, and I promise to
treat those of you who db not
entertain similar views to those I
entertain with as much considera
tion and courtesy as you can
possibly show me. I recognize
that you are as much entitled to
your opinion as I am to mine.
This is a fr?e country, and you
are a free people. I give you credit
for honesty of conviction and pur
pose, and claim of you as much
for myself. Do not condemn with
out cause, nr oppose without reason,
is all I ask. Hear the facts and
let them be the foundation on
which you stand.
It is the spirit of intolerance among
our people that is the curse of the
State to-day. This spirit of
intolerance has done, and is to-day
doing, more harm than any other
one thing. Your neighbor is
entitled to your respect, and you
to. his even though you differ in
your views politically, or rather
fractionally. There is no necessity
for hot blood, or harsh words,
simply because you do not see
'things in the same way that others
do. Do not be guided by malice or
revenge in your actions, or what
you say, but by magnanimity of
heart and sound reason sustained
by facts. Prejudices founded on
unjust and unfair criticisms,
spoken ann written, have often led
men astray; and blinded against
the truth by wild fanaticism, they
have been guilty of the most
desperate deeds, and have gone to
the furtherest extent possible. You
are Carolinians contending with
Carolinians, and I beseech you in
the name of the State you love and
are trying to serve, in the name of
the honor of your homes and
respect for yourselves, in the
name of good morals and common
decency, to dismiss and remove
from you-this unfortunate spirit
of intolerance that now possesses
you ; leave off all unjust accusa
tions, criminations and recimina
tions, and be guided only by that
which is sustained by facts and
reason and founded in truth,
I turn now to the campaign issues
and hope to discuss a few of them
on the high plane of reason and
argument, and will endeavor to
uustaiu my positions by citing
facts and figures. It is awfully hard
to make a speech filled with figur?e
interesting, and I ask youi
In citing figures I will try tc
make them as interesing ir you ae
I can, as well as instructive. You
may take down as many of them
as you can. I would be glad that
you would ; I am sure you would
find them of service to you.
One of the general charges made
against' us, yor present Slate
officers, is that we are unwise,
indiscreet, unsafe and unbusiness
like men-amounting to unfitness
and incompetency. The reports
of ex-Governor Sheppards
speeches have made him say manj
times, if not on every stump, thai
he had grown up from the fara
and, as poor a boy, won his way
in life upon his own merits
and efforts; that he wai
elected president of his bankoi
account of his business qualiflea
tions,[and he closes that part o:
his speech by saying (hat what yoi
need at the head of your Statt
government is men of business
qualification. The l?gitim?t?
qonclusion from that statement
and the natural impression ii
makes, whether intended or not
is that Goeernor Tillman and th<
rest of us are not business mei
and are therefore incompetent
while he, Governor Sheppard
and the rest of his ticket, ari
business men, and therefor?
competent to fill the offices.
Another general charge is tha
we are extravagant. It is no
charged in that language, but i
amounts to that. The reports o
Governor Sheppard's speedie;
make him say at nearly all, if no
all, o? the meetings that your taxei
have not been reduced ; that it ii
not the number of mills you pay
but the number of dollars,
determines your taxes,
inference to be drawn from t
that you have paid more
and that we have spent
money; properly of course,
would say. In other words,
we got more money and
more money; but they mal
charge against us of having
Another charge is that the i
made by our administratic
attempting to bring in the su
and undivided profits of I
for taxation has driven cs
from the State and ruinei
credit of the State. The infe:
from that argument is tha
have been unjust in our treat
of the banks in that we hav<
increased the value of the
property in the State by bril
in for taxation that which
paying no taxes.
This is their whole case. '
state these charges in many ft
but they amount to the same tl
Now, let me take up 1
charges together, and answer 1
at the same time with the i
arguments, so-far JB,B they ap
later on I will take then
separately, should I find it
ce8sary and I have the t
Please do not forget the charg
repeat them ; Incomtente
extravagance ano. oppressioi
banks to the escape of o
property from taxation.
I speak first of mydepartme:
the department of education
I trust, under the circumstar
what I say will not be though
be indelicate or egotistical. W
I had compiled my annual re;
last year I felt that my dep
ment had done reasonably v
I was gratified to be told so by
friends. The many compliment
letters were indeed pleasent,
kind words of the press confin
me in thinking I had fa
succeeded. But now we hear fi
the stump-that you need busii
men at the head of the State gov?
ment; that we are not suitec
qualified to manage the dep
monts. Let us look and see 1
this tallies with the records.
By an inspection it will be s
that the total enrollment of pur.
for ' the year was 93,024 whi
and 116,525 colored, makin
total of 209,559, an increase c
the year previous of 6,419 puj
with an average sesi?n of J
months. The schools funds v
carefully managed and not a do
has been stolen or misappl
The interest in the public sch<
seemed to be on the increase ,
hopes for their future seeme<
brighten. But now we are 1
that these figures mean nothi
that the management is wr
which secures an increa
attendance of 6,419 pupils in i
year : that that is an evidence
incompetency, unfitness and
travagance. We are told that w
an increased enrollment of 6,<
pupils to run the school B ?
months shows extravagance, f
that, therefore, we ought not
Let me stop right here and i
what the other side means whei
proposes in its platform "to fos
public education"? What do j
mean by that expression? H
do you propose to do it? 1 ht
looked and waited in vain for y
to give the people your plan,
cannot sit still or wait longer
it. What do you propose to do '
foster public education"? Y
cannot lengthen the term withe
more money. Do you propose
allow them to go on as now, a
call that fostering? You kne
and this people know, that t
schools are not what they shou
be. You cannot satisfy them
putting these resolutious in yo
platform. Before you can ma
the schools better you must i
crease the school fund. I|wa
now a declaration of your poli<
Tell us how you are going to do
I ask the question of ex-Govern
Sheppard, and expect his answer
There were 116,000 colored ai
only 93,000 white children
attendance on the schools la
i year-23,000 more colored thj
white-one-fourth more color
. than white. Who pays the bulk
i the taxes? Have you ever stoppi
; to make he calculation? T
. colored people do not own mui
i property, and they pay about ;
. out of every $16 that is collecti
for this purpose by the two n
i tax. In other words, they pe
i about $25,000 out of every $500,0
collected on the two mill tax. Ta
ing the State over, it is estimat<
; that the colored people pay abo
one-half the amount collected (
' the poll tax. Yet there are 23,0
more of their children in tl
i schools than there are white chi
( dren, and you are paying the bu
of the expense.
i I am not fighting colored educ
? tion, but I think the amount pa
i by the colored people is too far oi
r of proportion to what they receiv
; It is the observation of every mi
i who has takeL he trouble towat(
them that the colored people a
liberal in tfceir voluntary coi
3 tributions for the support <
i churches and schools, and I a
- inclined to think that they wou]
f willingly pay a greater per capil
? It is the politicians who ai
i objecting, and not the people, I
3 Governor Tillman Ysuggestion thi
, the poll tax be raised to $3. I ai
t not going to discuss this sugge
, tion. It is Governor Tillman
3 idea and he discusses it, and
i leave it for him. I said it is
, suggestion or the idea of GoveriK
, Tillman. That is all it is. Y(
3 these people are going over th
3 State abusing him for having a
idea, and daring to suggest it t
t others. Why don't they tell th
t people that the constitution fixe
t the poll tax at one dollar, an
f that it can be no more until ther
B is an amendment to the constitu
t tion voted by the people or
3 constitutional convention? If yo
3 don't want it increased you vote i
, down. Neither Governor Tillman
nor the Legislature can char
the constitution. All changes hf
to be voted on by the people fii
and then the Legislature or
But let me tell you here tl
that in this Southland of ot
where we have two races, a grea
poll tax than $1 is not an unkno^
thing. - In North Carolina th
pay $1.50; Georgia $2; ?labai
$2 ; in Tennessee it is fixed by t
County Court, and runs from
to $3; and in Mississippi $2.
Mississippi the proportions
whites and blacks are about t
same as they are in South Carol ii
and all of these other States bav'
large colored population, and
doubt if they have any mc
trouble to collect a $2 poll ki
than we have to collect our $1.
I tell you the efficiency of t
schools cannot be increased wit
out more money. We ran last ye
three and a half months for $2.
per pupil for the whole "three ai
a half months, or at a cost
fiftyeight cents per month p
pupil, I do not believe the mon
can be made to go further witho
impairing the efficiency of t
I have brought to bear in t
adminisration of my departme]
all that I have learned from e
perience, observation and readir
Four years a teacher in the coi
mon county schools, and elect
from a county school to the offi
of School Commissioner of n
county by the popular vote of n
people, which office I held for s
years, I think I know something i
the needs of the public school
and how to manage my depai
I will not permit myself to ?
into the details of the manag
ment of my department since i
has not been specially attacke
but I would not be doing justice
it if I did not call your attentic
to the changes secured in the prici
of school books.
All the publishers of book3 c
the price list, now in use in ot
public schools, have had a redu
tion of 20 per cent, from the fo
You get the advantage of th
reduction. Mesrs. Ginn & C<
one of the largest and most reliab
publishers of school books, lay
down as a rule, and most ,of tl
other responsible publishers,
am informed, concur in tl
correctness of rule, that each pup
in school will average one doll
per annum for the text book
Taking this as a correct rule, the
were spent in South Carolina la
year for school books $209,6'
one dollar for each pupil in schoc
Supposing this to be true, it
but a matter of calculation to s<
that in the purchase of schoi
books last year there were saved
the people of the State $41,011,80.
Remember that every time yo
pay 80c.. for a book now, uiidi
the former prices you would hai
been required to pay $1. To or
man the saving of twenty cents, c
each child he sends to school eac
year may not seem at first 1
amount to much, but .when it
felt by the parents of 209,5f
children in the State, it amoun
to thousands of dollars.
I am-not inclined to think th*
Messrs. Ginn & Co.'s rule hole
good in our State. I do not thin
the children in the public schoo
averaged one dollar each last yei
for books. If we divide it by tw
and say it amounted to fifty cen
for each pupil, still we have
saving from this source of $20,95i
90. It seems'to me that the savin
of $20,955.90. by one deparimer
of the government, besides takin
full care of every other interest (
the department, is a pretty fa
Yet you are told by exGoven?
Sheppard that what you need
business men at the head of yoi
affairs. How is he to make th
charge good? His mei
declarations cannot outweigh fact
You are a thinking people, an
you want facts ; and when you gi
them you will come to your ow
I pass now to another departmei
; of the government, the Stat
Penitentiary. Let us look into tl
affairs of that instiution and se
1 if ex-Governor Sheppard's charg<
of incompetency, unfitness, an
extravagance are sustaine
; The records show that Coloni
j Talbert had charge of that institi
tion but ten months of the lae
' fiscal year. We have no accour
_ of the other two months, except i:
' a report of a special expert sen
l. there to examine into the accounl
' of Colonel Talbert's predecessoi
1 because of an alleged shortagi
' You remember that the exper
: after going over the account!
reported that there was a shortag
- of $930.80,for which Mr. Batemai
I the former Superintendent's clerl
t should account. It is true th
. expert said in his report that h
i did not think Mr. Bateman ha
i intended to commit a wrong, ye
? the fact remains that an accounl
- ing was necessary, and the eas
f account and vouchers on file di
i not agree by $930.80. Ido n(
1 know whether Mr. Bateman ha
i found the vouchers to coyer thi
$930.80 yet or not. He says h
3 had the vouchers, but by som
) means had lost them, and h
t hoped to find them. I do not mea
i to question Mr. Bateman's wor
- or honesty of purpose. I woul
B not do him an injustice, or tak
I chances in doing so. I know absc
i lutely nothing about the matte:
r except from the official reports.
t For the first two months of the
B fiscal year, then, we have n<
3 How did Colonel Talbert succee
3 in managing that institution fror
s the very first? Does his manage
1 ineiit show incompetency an
B extravagance? I beg that yoi
- examine the records before you re
a, peat such a charge. We find tba
l under his wise, safe and judiciou
t . management he has made his firs
ilten months with the institutioi
self-sustaining, besides having
furnished to Clemson College $19,
514.74 in labor and transportation
of convicts, and having paid.
$8,000 on the debt left over to the
intitution by the former ad
ministration, and has corn enough
on. hand to bread the institution.
How does this appear to you?
Paid $8,000 on a previous debt,
put $19,514.74. on Clemson College,
for which he received nothing in
return, and has corn enough on
hand to feed the convicts for the
How does that compare with
the closing of the previous fiscal
year by his predecessor, $8,000 in
You ask how did he do it?
?I tell you that I do not know,
unless he did it by cutting down
expenditures all along the line,
and saved money by not spending
it. I see in his report one little
item that is very significant, and
indicates to mymind that is the way
he did it. Here it is. 1 see that
he has reduced the cost of
maintaining convicts down to
15^ cents apiece a day, which is
about 5 cenfs less than it was the
year before,. There are, we will
say, about 750 convicts there the
year round, and 5 cents saved on
each per day amounts to saving
of $37.50 .every day the sun goes
down, which makes a saving of
$1,125 each month, or $13,500 a
Oh ! where do these men get their
cheek to claim for themselves all
the business tact and qualifica
tions in the State? -
Now let me meet this charge pf
incompetency and extravagance
in an other way, by taking up the ex
penditures ot the several depart
ments of the government, and
showing, by contrast, that it is not
You know they charge us with
incompetency and extravagance by
implication. Now let me give you
the facts that will show that the
implication is utterly without
You see I have opened up the
books pu them and have already
turned several leaves. Now I turn
another, and will show you by com
paring our administration with the
previous one, department with
department, and institution with
institution, that these charges of
incompetency and extravagance
are not true, and cannot be sup
ported by the records.
Is would take me too long to go
over each item of each depart
ment and institution, hence I have
added all the itemB of each for
our year, and those of each for the
year previous, and have subtracted
the whole amount spent by each
department aud institution for one
year from the whole amount spent
by the same department and insti
tution for tfte other year. I ask you
careful attention to the results,
and you will see that the present
administration is less expensive
than the one previous.
It may be proper that I say here
that my figures are taken from the
Comptroller General's official re
porta, the only correct guide, ex
cept the regular books in his office,
of . which the reports are the
counterpart. What do we find by
this comparison? Here is the
We find that the expenditures
under the present administration
were less than those of the previous
one. and that the saving was
effected by the followiug depat
ments and institution, and in the
amounts mentioued :
Governor Tillman, $2,237.97
Comptroller General, 1,287.02
Adj't and Insp'r Gen'l, 4,650.00
State Librarian, 59.04
State-Bouse Keeper, 200.43
Judical Department, 4,254.36
Health Department, 1,550.00
Tax Department, 3,743.67
S. C. Universsty, 2,000.00
Citadel Academy, 2,500.00
Lunatic Asylum, 3,432.20
Under the h'd of "Claims" 1.193.31
Winthrop Training School, 70.00
Ttansportatfon of Convicts, 70.49
Water for pub'c build'gs, 1,000,00
Nulla Bona costs, 11,259.30
Less than prev's adm'n, $39,524.06
Now here are those of our
administration that spent more
than did the same departments in
the previous administration. I
desire to be entirely fair, and I
give you both sides :
Secretary of State, $172.02
State Treasurer. 13.85
Attorney General, 664.84
Asylum for Deaf, Dumb
and the Blind, ? 1,000.00
Exp's of the Legislature,l,895.17
Railroad Commissioners, 350.00
More than prev's adm'n, $4,065.88
By making the subtraction, we
find that our administration spent
$35, 428.18 less for the same de
partments and purposes than did
the previous administration.
I have tried to mention every
thing that is common to these de
partments and institutions, and
hope I have not omitted anything
that is common. I have done so
that you may draw the comparison
and settle the matter for your
selves. You will observe that I
have not included the money spent
in the completion of the State
House, nor the money spent under
the head of "Election Expenses."
To do so would make a still greater
difference in our favor, but it
would not, perhaps, be fair to
Is it to be said because we ran
the departments and public
institutions of the government $35,
428.18 cheaper than did our
predecessors in office that we are
unwise, unsafe, incompetent and
Now, with these figures before
you, will you continue, will your
public speakers continue, will your
newspapers continue, to try and
leave the impressiou on the minds
of the people that we are incom
petent and extravagant
Oppose us fairly or not at all.
Don't undertake to mislead the
people by trying to leave wrc
impressions. Have some bal
some foundation in fact (]
imaginary), some reRSon for y<
opposition, or acknowledge tl
you have none. Do not-appear to
fighting just simply to get ii
power, with a hope that you ni
remain there forver. But I i
not done disproving the cha:
that we are incompetent a
FEES AND FERTILIZER TAX.
I now turn another leaf in 1
records to see what comes ne
Here I find the fees turned ii
the State Treasury from 1
Comptroller General's ofiice
insurance licenses for our i
ministration were $5,880,
while for the year previous t?
were $5,640.75, a difference in c
favor of $239.25.
I also find the fees turned ii
the State Treasury from t
Secretary of State's olfice duri
our administration are $3,000
as against $2,434.16 during t
year previous, difference in c
favor of $655.88.
We also find that the number
charters issued during the prese
administration, and the amoui
of the capital stock involv<
exceed those of the previo
administration by over $3,000,0<
Does this show a lack of confider
and a falling off of business in t
State and that corporations t
afraid of us?
We also find the income lt
year from the fertilizer tax yt
$56,819.10 while the yeas before
was $42,569.85, a difference in o
favor of $14,249.25.
We also find the income lt
year from the Sinking Fm
Commission to be $18,779,29, ai
for the year before $7,484,82,
"difference in our favor of $11,29
47. When we add the increas
income from these four sourc
we have an aggregate of $26,438.S
How do you like this? Does it lo<
like we are incompetent ai
extravagant, and are destined
ruin the State? Does it look lil
business has taken the wings
the winds and that things a
going to destruction?
An increase of $26,438.85 fro
these four sources, and a decrea
of $35,428,18 in running the d
partments of the government, y
you are told by tnese gentlem<
who claim everythiug, that we a
incompetent and extravagant, ai
that you need business men
the head of your government.
What if the income from Cooss
laBt year was less than the ye
beforo by $42,000? The Act
the Legislature directed tl
Phosphate Commission to ta]
charge of this property. They d
so, and Coosaw sued them. Cooss
brought the suit, and of course \
defended it. Yon know the resul
We fought for a principle and wo
and now we are getting $2 per tc
royalty from Coosaw where \
only got but $1 per ton before,
will not take long to get back mo
than the $52'000, and we have n
compromised our honor or tl
dignity of the State. If th
Phosphate Commission had n
obeyed the Act of the Legislatu
in taking possession of Coosa1
who would have heralded it ov
the State that Governor Tillmc
and the other members had falle
victims to the Coosaw corporatior
I let you answer.
TAXES SAVED, ONE-FOURTH REDU
Now let me answer the char^
against us that we are attemptir
to oppress banks to the release <
the other property of the Stai
from taxation; that we a)
attempting to discriminate ; thi
it is the number of dollars an
not the number of mills you pa
that determines your taxes ; thi
the reduction of the State lev
from ? to ? mills means nothinj
and that your taxes have not bee
lessened ; that you pay more taxi
than you did before on the san
property. My time and a prop?
respect for your patience aE
comfort will not permit me to \
over the whole grounds to con
pletely annihilate this charge.
But I will cover enough to sho
you that the charge is not tru
and is without foundation. I
order to do so satisfactorily an
positively, I must turn another lei
in the records,
A great hue and cry is mad
because we have tried to bring i
the surplus and undivided profil
of banks for taxation, but not ou
word is said about the extra horse
mules, asses, cattle sheep, goat
hogs, dogs watches, pianos, organ
carriages, wagons, and other pei
sonal property, and land, that
have brought in for taxation.
I do not wish to appear a
attempting to appeal to the preji
dices, if any, or passions of on
class of our people against one an
other ; but from the following fact
it does seem that it is all right fe
us to have the property that i
not on the tax books put on, if i
belongs to the private citezeu, bu
we must keep our hands off of th
banks, even though they hav
thousands of dollars they do nc
return for taxation.
In the recent cases, the Suprem
Court did not decide that th
surplus and undivided profits o
the banks were not subject t
taxation. The court decided simpl
that the way iu which they hai
been put on the books was th
wrong way. It is distinctly state*
by the court that the question a
to whether this class of propert;
was supject to taxation was no
before them for consideration
and they gave no opinion as t
whether it was or was not liabli
That you may see that our effort
to have this property of the bank
returned for taxation were no
unjust, and that your taxes oi
the property you returned before
and returned again last year, hav
been reduced, I will show yoi
what we have done in regard ti
the other property in lhe State
other than that of banks an<
(CONTINUED NEXT WEEK.)
Miss Gertie Strom is visiting
friends in Batesburg.
Miss Jeannie Fair is in town on
a visit to Mrs. Nick Branson.
Mr. Frank Carwile, of Ridge
'Spring was in Edgefield this week.
' Miss Alice Jones, of Ridge
Spring, is spending some time with
her grandmother, Mrs. Capt. Lewis
Miss Sallie Trapp is spending
some time at Mrs. Caroline Abney's
The Rev. Mr. Dye, of Atlanta,
preached in our Episcopal Church
Mr. Willie Daniel, of Daniels,
was in town last week.
Rev. J. N. Booth will return this
week from North Carolina, where
he has been spending his summer
Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Grice left
this week for Sharon, Ga., where
they will visit Mrs. Grice's parents.
Mrs. Gena Shaffer and Miss
Isol?e are spending some time at
the home of Mr. W. J. McKerall
Mr. W. J. McKerall left Edge
field on Monday for Atlanta. .
Mrs. W. F. Dobey and Mrs. Jas.
Timmermah are spendiug some
time in Batesburg with their sister,
Mr. J. L. Mims is taking a week's
vacation in the Meeting Street sec
Little Bob-I know what makes
Mr. Nicefello's mustache so stiff.
Little Bob-Yes, it is. He kissed
sister in the hall and they could
hardly get unstuck.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
J. D. ALLEN, Probate Judge.
WHEREAS, L. W. REESE, hath
made suit to me, to grant him
letters of administration of the estate
and effects of Geo. B. Pattison, dec'd.
THKSK ARE, THEREFORE, to cite and
admonish all and eingular the kin
dred and creditors of the said Geo. B.
Pattison, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield C.
H. on the 26th day of Aug. next, after
publication hereof, at ll o'clock in the
forenoon, to shew caus?, if any they
have, why the said administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 5th day
of Aug., A. D. 1892. Published on the
10th day of Aug., 1892, in the Edge
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Court Common Pleas.
THE BRITISH AND AMERICAN
MORTGAGE COMPANY, (Limit'd)
MIMS MOBLEY, et al.
NOTICE is hereby given that by vir
tue of the judgment of foreclosure
in this cause, I will sell at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on sales
day in September, 1892, the following
described realty, to wit :
No. 1. All that piece or tract of land
lying, situate and being in Edgefield
county and State of South Carolina,
containing fifty-eight and one-half
(58%) acres, more or less, on Mine
Creek, and bounded by lands of J. M.
Rushton, the Raborn lands, and others.
No. 2. All that tract of land, lying,
situate and being in the county of
Edgefield and State of South Carolina,
containing one hundred and forty
three and one-half (143)?) acres, more
or less, one Mine Creek of Saluda
River, and bounded by lands of J. M.
Rushton, the Raborn lands, Elick
Walton and others.
TERMS OF SALE : One-haw' cash, and
the balance on a credit of one year,
with interest from day of sale. Pur
chaser to give bond and a mortgage to
secure the payment of the credit por
i tion, or all cash at purchasers option.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH,
1 Master's Sale.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
In the Court of Common Pleas.
L TJURSUANT to the judgments and
- JL orders of the court aforesaid, sev
erally made in the cases below entitled,
I will offer for sale at public out-cry
1 before the Court House in the town of
i Edgefield, County and State aforesaid,
I on the first Monday in September next,
, (being the fifth day of said month),
' between the legal hours of sale, the
1 real estate in each case described, on
, the terms therein specified, viz :
? In the case of THE AMERICAN
MORTGAGE COMPANY OF
' SCOTLAND, (Limited,) Plaintiff,
' JOHN O. SEIGLER, Defendant.
j All that tract or parcel of land lying
and beings situated in the County of
Edgefield and State of South Carolina,
to wit: Four hundred and fifteen
. (415) acres, more or less, bounded
i North by lands of L. J. Miller, East
i. by lands of Mrs. C. Crafton and L. J.
I Miller, South by lands of H. Franklin,
? and West by lands of Jefferson Briggs.
' TERMS OF SALE : One-half cash, and
! balance on a credit of one year, with
t interest from the day of sale. Credit
portion to be secured by a mortgage
of the premises and bond of purchaser,
5 or all cash at the purchasers option.
* Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH,
) Master E. C.
I In the Case of THE AMERICAN
- MORTGAGE COMPANY OF
1 SCOTLAND, (Limited), Plaintiff,
SARAH E. WINN.
All that tract or parcel of land lying
. and being situated in the County of
) Edgefield and State of South Carolina,
! to wit- One hundred thirty-one acres,
more or less, bounded on the North by
lands of J. C. Lanier and W. A. Rey
3 nolds, on the East by lands of W. A.
3 Reynolds and J. O. Seigler, on the
t South by lands of M. C. Reynolds, and
. on the West by lands of M. E. Seigler.
TERMS OF SALE : One-half cash, and
' the balance on a credit of one year,
} with interest from day of sale. Credit
i portion to be recured by the bond of
) the purchaser and a mortgage of the
premises, or all cash at purchasers op
1 Purchaser to pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH,
Master E. C.
$5 For the Round Trip.
Poins Longlss?miis Persimones Merl
I respectfully .announce myself a candidate for
re-nomination to Congress in the Second Dis
trict, subject to the Democratic primary.
G. D. TILLMAN.
I beg to announce myself a candidate for the
Democratic nomination for thc Fifty-Third
Congress from the Second Congressional Dis
trict, and respectfully solicit the support of such
of my fellow-c? tiren? as have confidence in my
ability and determination to uphold the dignity
of the State and the rights of the people.
The many friends of Col. W. J. TALBERT, re
cognizing his ability and fitness, his Christian
virtue, and the deep interest manifested by him
in the welfare of the whole people-his known
opposition to monopolies-his advocacy o' a bet
ter system for circulating the currency of this
great country-his interest in the general wel
fare of the people and especially ot the farmers,
hereby announce him as a candidate for election!
under the democratic rule, to the House of Rep
resentatives of the United States from thc Sec
ond Congressional district of South Carolina.
The friends of NORTON WV;?HOOKER, Esq..
of the Columbia Bar, respectfully nominate
him as a candidate for. Solicitor bf the 5th Cir
cuit. Mr. Brooker is well known in thc State,
he having been chairmanof the board of Direc
tors of the South Carolina Penitentiary for a
number of yearn. He has .been a practitioner
and a hard student of theTaw for the last 15
years. He is thoroughly identified with the
I hereby announce myself to my fellow-Demo
crats of the counties of Edgefield, Lexington,
Richland, and Kershaw as a candidate for the
office of Solicitor of the Fifth Judicial Circuit.
If elected to this office I will endeavor to execute,
fairly and impartially, the will of the people as
written in their Statute books. I have always
believed in tho principle that one who takes part
in a primary election, either as a candidate or a
voter, pledges his honor to be bound by thc re
sult, and I shall so act.
H. C. PATTON.
I respectfully annouuee that I am a candidate
for re-election to the office of Solicitor of tho
Fifth Judicial district. I will abide the result
of the primary and support thc nominee of thu
party. p. H. NELSON.
^ The friends of Senator W. ll TIMMERMAN
will support him for re-nomination to the State
Senate at the ensuing primary election.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The many friends of Hon. W. H. YELDELL, hav
ing confidence.in his ability and integrity,and he
ine highly pleased with his firm, consistent course
as legislator, take pleasure in presenting his
name to the voters of Edgefield county for re
election to the House of Representatives. He is
pledged to abide the result of the primaries and
to support the nominees of the party.
??hei.m,anJr fricndl! of W. R. PARKS on the
Westside respectfully nominate him as a can
didate for the House of Representatives, and
pledge him to abide the result of the primary
election and support thc nominees ol the party.
The friends of JAS. B. SUDDATH respectfully
present his name to the voters of Edgefield
county for a seat in the House of Representa
tives. He will abide the result of the primary
and support all thc nominees of the party.
I hereby announce myself as a candinatc for
thc Legislature mid bind myself to abide Inc
result of the primary election.
JAS. WM. DEVORE.
The friends of Mr. J. H. EDWARDS respect
fully present his name to the Democracy of
Edgefield county for a seat in the House of Rep
resentatives; they pledge him to abide thc result
of the pei muries and to support the nominees of
the party. MANY FRIENDS.
FOR CLERK OF COURT.
We are authorized to announce Mr. D. R.
DURISOB a candidate for Clerk of Court at thc
next primary ?lection, and pledge him to abide
the result of said primary.
I announce mrsclf to the voters of Edgefield
county as a candidate for the office of Clerk of
Court pledging myself to abide thc result of the
primary election. J. C. WILLIAMS.
To the people of Edrrefield county: I respect
fully announce myself as a candidate for thc
office of Clerk of Court, and pledgo myself to
abide the result of the primary, and to* support
the nominee of the same. JOHN B. HILL.
To the voters of Edgefield county: I respect
fully announce myself as a candidate for Sheriff
and pledge myself to abide the result of the
primary election, and support the nominees of
the same. G. W. TURNER.
I respectfully announce myself as a candidate
for re-election as Sheriff for Edgefield county,
and pledge myself to abide the result of the
primary election, and to support the nominees
of the democratic party. ? -
W. H. OUZTS.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
I am a candidate for re-election to thc office
of County Treasurer. I will abide the result of .
the primary, and will support the nominees of
the Democratic party. W. L. STEVENS.
The friends of J. C. CAUGHMAN have agreed
that the public may know all thc meanness he
has ever committed, therefore, we respectfully
nominate him as a candidate for County Treas
urer, pledging him to abide the result of the pri
mary election. He having lost a leg in thc late
war, and we knowing him to he a Christian gen
tleman, heartily recommend him for said office.
To his political enemies we insist on two things :
ist. That you circulate no false reports. 2nd.
That you tell of no good act of his life.
The friends of JAMES B. ADAMS in Colliers
township respectfully present his name for thc
office of A nditor, and pledge him to abide thc
result of the primary.
COLLIERS DEMOCRATIC CLUB.
I respectfully announce myself as a candidate
for Auditor; will abide the result of the pri
mary election, and will support all thc nominees
of the arty. JOHN B. DAVIS.
FOR SCHOOL COMMISSIONER.
I respectfully announce to the people of Edge
field county that I am a candidate for the office
of School Commissioner. I will abide the rcsnlt
of the primaries and support the nominees of
the party. M. B. DAVENPORT.
I respectfully announce to my friends that I
am a candidate for the office of School Commis
sioner of Edgefield county, and pledge myself
to abide the result of the primary election, and
to support the nominees of the party. If elected,
I shall discharge the duties ot the office faith
fully and efficiently. JONN M. PKOCTOR.
The friends of Capt. L. CHARLTON, appre
ciating his faithful service in the late war, as
well as during the past political war strife of
our country, and knowing that he isa straight
out Democrat hereby announce him asa candi
date for the office of School Commissioner of
Edgefield county-pledging him to abide the re
mit of the primary.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
I am a candidate for County Commissioner. 1
will abide the result of the primaries and sup
port all the nominees of the party.
D. w. PADGETT.
I respectfully announce to the people of Edge,
field county that I am a candidate for election to
the office of County Commissioner. I will abide
the result of the primary election, and will .-up
port all the nominees of the Democratic party.
J. W. BANKS.
The friends of GEO. E. DORN present his
name for re-election to thc office of County Com
missioner, and pledge him to abide the result
of the primary election.
The friends of G. W. MEDLOCK respectfully
present his name to the voters of Edgefield
county for the office of County Commissioner,
and pledge him to abide the result of thc pri
According to promise given to my friends two
years ago, I oner my name to the voters of
Edgefield county for thc office of County Com
missioner. I will abide the result of the primary
election and will support all thc nominees of
the Democratic party. M. L. WHEELER.
" FOR CORONER!
The friends of THOS. E. BVRD present his
name for the office of Coroner. He will abide
the result of the primary and support thenomi
noes of the party.
The friends of'JjMk W. GI.OVKK i nellie town
ships of Meriwether, Collier an i Greir^. present
his name for the office.of Trial Justice and
pledge him to abide.the rusnlt of thc primary.
The friends of LEWIS P. COVAR in thc town
ships of Pickens. Wise, and Shaw, recognizing
the fact that he served faithfully as Trial Justice
in past years, respectfully present his name to
the Democratic voters of the townships named
for the same office. He will abide the result of
the primary and support the nominees of thc
party. MANY FRIENDS.
HIBLER, TALBERT, MOSS.
At the solicitation of friends I announce my
self a candidate for Trial Justice of thc ;th dis
trict, composed of Moss, Talbert, and Hihlcr
townships, will abide the result of the primary.
I respectfully announce myself for Trial Jus
tice in the townships of Hiblcr, Talbert, and
Moss. I will abide the result of thc primaries
and support the nominees of the party.
J. E, TIMMERMAN.
COOPER AND PINE GROVE.
I am a candidate for Trial Justice in thc
townships of Cooper and Pine Grove, will
abide the result of the primary and support all
the nominees of thc party. _
F. V. COOPER.
I respectfully announce that 1 am a candidate
for the office of Trial Justice for the townships
of Cooper and Pine Grove-9th district. I will
abide tne result of the primary, and support all
the nominees of the party.
JESSE T. W EBB.