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TBBS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., TH?R^DAY, AUGUST 25, 1892.
VOL. LYU. NO. 31.
' NARHCY m TfflMSSEE.
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BINING REGION IN
THJ^-ANDSOF A MOB.
: MILITIA SURRENDER TO THE MINERS, WHC
Capture and BurnXJonviet Stock
ades- A Battle -Hoging
at Coal Creek.
KNOXVILLE, Tenu., August 17.
An-archy reigns iupreme in the
mining regions norttiof this city.
The excitement here-is intensified
and heightened by lack of definite
information, the wires having been
cut. The mob is hf"actnai posses
sion of the property of East
Tonnessee railroad Un the neigh
borhood of Coal Creek and Oliver
Springs. They have cut the jyires
in numerous- pl?cesf torn up the
tracks in every direction and
captured every locomotive in the
At a late nour last night moro
than a thousand- miners captured
three locomotives and several
empty coal cars at Coal Creek, and
forced the engineers to take them
to Oliver Springs, where about
ninetv-five convicts were employed
in the mines of the Cumberland
Coal Company. They arrived at
Oliver Springs about 4 o'clock
this morning,* and at once planned
an attack on the stockade, where
the convicts were confined. About
7 o'clock they assaulted the
stockade, and a lively battle
proceeded; This was defended by
fifty picked guards and a company
of thirty-eight militiamen. Two
campanies of National Guards en
route from Chattanooga, via
II ar ri mao, were compelled to take
the sidetrack a few miles from
Oliver's, on account of displaced
rails. Hundreds of shots were
exchanged, but no one was injured.
The guards and milicia, seeing
that it was useless to combat a
force of 1,000 infuriated men,
Tjhe convicts, -guards.' and
soldiers were loaded on a train of
flat cars, and the engineer, at the
point of a Winchester rifie^was
compelled to pull the train out in
the direction of Knoxville. The
stockade was then burned to the
Arriving at Cl it ton, permission
was obtrfinecT from the ' railway
officials . tot bririg^the -.convicts to
this city. The train, which was
the only one in or out for twenty-,
four hours, arrived in Knoxville
about 3 o'clock, and was soon
surrounded by an immense throng
of the curious.
A special train left the station
at 5 p. m., taking the convicts to
the ml in prison at Nashville.
Four convicts escaped between
Oliver and this city.
Communication with Coal Creek
was restored this afternoon. The
line was no sooner reopened than
the miners took peaceable posses
sion of the office at Coal Creek,
and to prevent the dispatch of
regular business they .filed thou
sands of words of matter. They
paid for all messages at regular
rates, and the company could not
refuse them. The miners have
two or three operators employed,
and it is utterly impossible to get
a mesage* through with any ting
like accuracy or speed.
Passengers on a train just ar
rived from Coal Creek say that
Camp Anderson at that place, the
only point in the State where
convicts are at work, will be taken
to-night. The assault will take
place before midnight., so they
say. More than 1,500 miners are
massed at Coal Creek, all heavily
armed, They have captured the
two companies of militia sent to
Oliver last night. They locked
the soldiers ina warehouse at
Clinton this \ morning, then
marched across the mountain to
When the proposed assault on
Camp Anderson v is ' made to-night
they will force tho captive soldiers
in uniform to march at the head
of the column, and have sent
word .to the offifcers in command
of their intention. They believe
tfcat the officers ol the camp will
refuse to fire on them as long as
the soldiers^are in front.
Thc minera held a meeting this
. afternoon, and\Beveral ^warlike
speeches were ma?V Those in a
position to know saVthat Camp
Anderson will be defended to the
THE FIGHT AT OLIVER 8PKN?S.
NASHVILLE, Tenn, August^._
Last night's fight a ; Ol iver Sprigs
was a desperate affair. Seventeen
. . \ * \k\
?. ? - . . m ?
hundred miners attacked the
stockade. The troops there had
been reinforced by the military
company from Chattanooga, and
offered a stubborn resistance.
According to the best mf?rmation
obtainable, twelve men were killed
and twenty wounded an the
engagement. After an hours
lighting, the military, being
greatly outnumbered, surrendered.
They were placed under guard,
and, with the . convicts, : were
marched toward' Knoxville, The
wires are cut abd communication
A mass meeting of miners was
held at Cba??reek this "morning,
at which ?? w?s resolved to" Attack
the stockede at that- point and
drive off the convicts and soldiers.
The Knoxville companies of
militia aro stat iou at Har rim an,
and will await reihfpr??mets before
attempting to do anything. A
dispatch .from Chattanooga says
that 3,000 men have volunteered
as milita and will go to Coal
Creek this afternoon.
Threats bf lynching Governor
Buchanan, if he ventures into this
section, are freely made. The
Governor is still "waiting for
development." It is not likely
that he will leave Nashville.
The convicts and soldiers from
Oliver Springs arrived at KnOxvile
under a heavy guard of miners.
They were at onca placed in box
cars and started for Chattanooga.
A special from Harriman, dated
12:10, says: "Maj. Chandler of
the Knoxville troops has just ar
rived from the Oliver Springs', and
reports.'that the guards and soldiers
iiave been captured by 1,800
miners. An attack was made at
1 o'clockj in which the State forces
tvere completely overpowered. No
lives were lost."
Governor Bu'channan has ordered
the sheriffs of surrounding counties
to summon p?sssees of 500 men
md repair to Oliver. The militia
at- Harriman and?? these possees
will move on Oliver to-night.. One
if the miner leaders, it is said,
baa been Jailed. _____ \x_^_
TENNESSEE TO ARMS !"
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., August 17.
-Bulletins posted in the leading
buildings of the city tell the fol
lowing story :
Tennessee to arms! Will you
illow your State to be disgracod?
The miners have captured sold
iers. Let volunteers come at once.
Lieutenant Royster is in the ar
mory, ready to receive volunteers.
Bring any kind of weapon you may
A thousand people stood in the
frizzling rain reading the
bulletins. Terror was added when
Ooh Woolford wired from Harri
man that the thirty Knoxville
soldiers had been captured on
route to Oliver Springs. Wires
?vere cut and no one could say
jfhat fate they would meet. Mayor
Andrews wired Col. Woolford not
io leave Harriman with the boys
if he - doubtedvhis ability to put
ap a skillful fight, and the
dispatch, together with the story
if the capture of the Knoxville
boys, caused instant demoraliza
tion among the troops, and they
are badly phased.
It is estimated that 3j00? armed
miners are in the field in East
Tennessee, and the fight against
the troops is uneven, to say the
least. Governor Buchanan has
not offered to assist the little
knot of men ; from Chattanooga,
and no other State troops are even
thinking of going to the mine
district. Citizens are very indign
ant at the Governor's course,- and
loud threats of lynching the Gov
ernor are freely made on the.
A corporal's guard is trying to
corral the unwilling military and
get them into the armories, gome
have been arrested, but very few
can be-found. Some of the citizens
are forming companies to leave at
5 o'clock'" for the'scene ot the
trouble and all kinds ?f weapons
are being gathered for use in the
fight, which is sure to come,
The trouble with getting a boy to
hoe in a garden is that he digs up
so many grub worms they tempt
him to run off and go fishing.
'An aluminium launch, pronelled
by a naptha engine, has been built
at Zurich for service on the lake.
The outer surface of the vessel is
not painted, but is polished. Only
the hull of the craft is of
fcliminium, and ) et the saving in
weight is 35 per cent on an
THE MISSISSIPPI METHOD.
How They Managed to Get Bid |
of the Negro Vote.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 15.-The
new registration of Mississippi,
upon which it will vote at the com
ing election, shows that the negro
has been substantially eliminated
from th? politics of the State. The
negro' vote has been cut down by
the new Constitution fram 145,000
to 8,615, and now it cannot elect
more than a few constables in the
entire State. The colored " regis-'
trati?n contin?es to decline at
every election. At the Congresr
sional elections two years ago there *
was a colored majority in one
county, Bolivar. That is now gone,
and'Bolivar is now white, like the
others. The negroes cannot elect ?
a single member of the Legisla
ture, or a single officer of any kind
except justice of the peace or con- }
stable. The negro vote for Congress ;
will be less than 1,000 in each dis- "
trict except in the shoestring dis
trict, composed of the negro coun- J f
ties along the Mississippi, where
the registration amounts to 1,800 )
and the vote may be 1,200.
In Lowndes county one negro in *
each 310 of the male negroes over
21 years of age is registered. In
Yazoo, which, of old, gave a Re- '
publican vote far up in the thou-1
sands, there are only nine colored |
voters registered, or one to each
650 possible voters, while in Noxu
bee, which beats the record, there I
are four colored voters registered, |1
or one to each 1,340 negro men.
There are more negroes in Noxubee
than these four entitled to the bal
lot ; but they have lost interest in
elections of late, and a large num- ' ^
ber of them have refused to avail
themselves of the privilege of the
ball?t offered'them and have failed I
The reduction in the negro
registration and vote of Mississippi
has been brought about by the
adoption of the new Constitution,
which greatly alters tho electoral
franchise in Missisippi. By
limiting the franchisey to those
who^^^reKdriind writ?. 110,000:
negroes, or four-fifths of the col
ored vote, were disfranchised.
T^'e'-provision which''; requires the'
prepayment of the;--poll -tax has
had "another deterrent effect.
. The illiteracy provision cuts off
10,000 white voters also, and asi
that was'thought to be a hardship
the famous "understanding clause"
was inserted, by wMch any
illiterate voter can obtain his bal
lot hy'proving-that he understands
the Constitution. A - section1 ;of
that organic law is read td him' by
the registrar and if he can properly
explain it he is entitled to vote.
This provision'will Continue only
to 1896. The ignorant voters have
six years in which to learn to read
and write, If they do not learn in
that time they are permanently
Of the 120,000 illiterate white
and colored voters only 2,122
have availed themselves of '.."the
understanding clause," or, rather,
only 2,122 have passed a success
ful examination of their knowledge
of the Constitution. Of these 1,037
are white and 1,085 colored, showAj
ing that no i discrimination risl
allowed "on ae?unt of race or|
Besides these colored voters who
get the franchise under the "under
standing clause," only 7,530 were
registered as able to road and
write and having paid their taxes,
making a total of 8,615 colored
against 68,127 while voters, or a
grand total of 76,842. It will be
noticed that the new Constitution
has materially cut down the white
vote also, perhaps one-third, but
not to the same extent as that of
At the ordinary rate of voting
in Mississippi, that State will cast
between 50,000 and 55,000 votes
for President and Congress this
fall, with a Democratic majority
of: between 40,000 and 45,000.
New York Sun.
Shooting Btars have given rise
to many strange beliefs. According j
to a sentimental legend current
among the Lithuanian peasants,
there is aftached to every new-born
child an invisible thread, which
thread ends in a star. As soon as,
the child dies the thread breaks
and the light of the star is quenched j
as it falls to the earth. Another
version of the same legend say3
that every one has his light in
heaven, which, when he dies, goes
out, and in its place a new one
makes its apperance, as men are
constautly being born.
Abd it came topase in the rei gi
of John Peter Ri cnardson, governo
of the province of South Carolin;
in the1' fcrarth1 year of hisreign' tba
the people, the wbrking-?e?pi?, be
came restless and dissatisfied wit!
the ' ring-rule government.
And they arose-as oner man*: am
?wor? by the-virtue of the :ballb
box they wcrald'h?ve no'n?ore ring
rule in South Caroling'and ? tb'ey
by their ballotS? called % R. ,filjl
man to* be 'governor in the stead o
Tdho Peter. An?i' fli?'rei^ bjf Till
man being so equal arid just fha
;he banks, ? the, railroads, ark
corporations and combinations o
japita? were called oh to ? pay? ?ai
jq?al portion1 bf the1' 't?xetf to'?up
?ort the r'??jgn ?f'Tifiman*?
This highly incensed the shy?
ocks and money lenders, and ir
he reign Of Tillman,' and in thc
irst and s?co?d years thereof the;
-ose in revolt against Tillman's
government;to this day, and. the;
?ailed a council of thirteen of thc
Pharisees and said unto Tillman :
We know your demands are just,
he people have been oppressed foi
mr benefit, but if we let you reign
?ver us we will have to bear equal
mrthens with tue people, which
viii ruin our rule and cutshort
mr profits and the working people
>e as good as we are ; therefore we
iannotdoit. But if you will let
is rule we will call thee a good
ellow, and we will harmonize
vith you and give you peace and
inity. But if you will not let us
nie we will call vou a demagogue,
i scoundrel, a stirrer up of strife.
Ve will go in the, courts abd
mjoin you from collecting taxes
rom us, and so cripple you, and
)el it tie your administration that it
(rill drive capital away, and -you
an't run the government or
efund the State debt, so as to
tri ve you out of our way. iWf
Fill call upon Haskell ;1 we will
oih'?ur forces with Hi*/ W<> w?]l
plit the party, arid if we
?But Tillman 3 being a. mr
onv?ctio?s'~5h?T ~?r~?ooa~ -.?? ; r se
ense, said ; unto th?ih : Te t?iy
cannot consent to this wickednt -.
will yet make the people of my
?rovince equal before the law. I
oust not be a respecter of per
ons, but must give equal rightte
0 all, and special privieges to
This greatly incensed the money
enders, the railroad and factory
orporations, the shylocks bf all
lasses, and they being"* stiff
iecked and rebellious people,
.ssembled themselves together,,
nclnding the . thirteen, in high
?laces; smoked their cigars, drink
ng'their fin?'liqnors,' c?ttmg up!
1 jgh *tu hbles '; thev sware by. *the.
lat wood s of Edgefield and .th?;
lilis and ! hollows -of j Piedmont
hat Tillman shall rule no more
' And it will came to pass during
he reign of Tillman, in the second
rear thereof, that the thirteen
ssued a proclama tion denouncing
r i 11 m an and everything tending
o Tillman, and warning em
doyeea ot banks, railroads, fac
ones and others that they were
xpected to work for: the Edge
ield herder and the' Piedmont
jhanghigh, and in case of refusal
heir places 4;might be -vacated-r;
he Shanghigh knowing V6ry well
hat he, if the people are left
done and untrammelled, could not
ommand a corporal's guard's' vote,
.nd they began to cast about for
nea ns to smite Tillman.-both .hip.
md thigh, and as for these wool
tats we will not that '? they should
ule over us.
Cutting: Affray in Hamburg.
A bloody and serious stabbing
,ffray occurred at ll o'clock* Mon
lay night near Sh mall's bar room
n Hamburg. Theo Plunkett, a
-oung white man of this city, was
langerously stabbed in the left
emple by Cal Head, also white.
The cut was two inches long and
>ne inch deep, and the main
irtery was severed. Plunkett was
)ro tee ting an old white man whom
lead was abusing and about to
issail, when he was murderously
it tacked. There are fears of fatal
esults from the effects of the
vounds, which may cause hem
>rhage or lockjaw. Head was
irrcsted afterwards in Augusta
md is in jail here, and will be
?eld until a requisition is received
:or his return to Carolina.
A man has his clothes made to
fit him. A woman makes herself
St her clothes.
C. A. CONVENTION.
ame of the Convention
' at Meeting Street,
(?'10,11, 12, 1892.
lOf^?lock; Prayer and Praise
; 10 ^, Temporary Organization.
1^5 Aiidrees of Welcome.
l^ yi^at May We Expect from
This ..^Convention, and how may
each .delegate best perform his
part?t Convention conducted by
fe Ponders?ii, of Atianta, Inter
f^?W.'P. M., Prayer Service, L.
2:50, Permanent Organization.
f9?30,nReport of County Commit
tee, ; j',
,?;4, Address-Rev. Wm. R.
Atkinson D. D., of Columbia, toi
T;30P.M., Meeting of County
9 :15 jConsecration Meeting ;
regular Sunday School and Church
Services as usual.
2:30 P. M., Song Service-J.
2:50, Address-"The Young
Men's Christain Association Move
ment,-' H. P. Anderson.
3:30, Reports from Associations
and iReport of Committee on
County Committee's Report.
4:15, Address-W. A. Wynde.
lOofclock, Bible Reading-W.
D. Lain master, of Augusta.
10:30, The Executive Secretary,
T. B. Lanham, Edgefield.
ll, The Ladies' Committee-A.
T. Jamison, Charleston.
ll :30, The Young Men of Our
County-A. S. Tompkins.
12,,..County Work in South
2:30.p. M., Devotional Exercises.
3:0O, Business Session.
3:30, Address-Is there a Real
Need fbr the Young Men's Christ
ian Association? A. T. Jamison.
-: ^??i?wlii co?^y hy
Mr. Jar,, "i - Bacon. Gospel livrons
to'sRty, Mo, Aug? ?5-At
Smithville, ::?>ar hore, ' r
;utvoun j , u xolliitfi, Wuu ?jilCC?LIlU
killed by hie son because the
father had disgraced himself by
getting drunk. The son then killed
himself. No previous trouble had
South Carolina Blood.
MARION, S. C, Aug 15.-A fatal
difficulty occurred in the fork sec
tion of'thisicounty Saturday night
between" M.. R. Hays and Neal
Hays; fwtf young whit* men, ;aged
aboUt'^'years;an!? closely related.
Neai^Hays was, instantly kill? d
by a stab in the heart. The other
w&e shot in the head, and is ex
pected td die. Neal was a son bf
Alexander Hays, who fled the
State some years ago for the kill
ing of fDeputy Sheriff Page.
A Son's Awful Crime.
CARMICHAEL'S, PA., Aug 15.-A
tragic murder occurred hear yes
terday, 1 the horror of which may
be increased by homicide and
suicide. Thos. Morgan, a young
man of 27. years, objected to his
father, John Morgan, remarrying.
The two.quarrelled, and yesterday
morning; as the three daughters
and the son were remonstrating
with their father, the son' fired at
bis parent. The shot struck his
sister Callie in the neck. Then
the son chased his father and
fired six bullets into him. Both
father arid daughter are expected
to die, and it is feared that the
son will kill himself.
Snatched from Death.
ABRURY PARK, N. J., Aug 15.
The very heavy surf was responsi
ble for several narrow escapes
from drowning yesterday. The
nearest apprach to a fatal accident
occurred to Mrs. Ada Battin, a
young, pretty and rich widow
from Philadelphia. She is an
expert shimmer, and went out
beyond the ropes where several
huge rollers broke over her in
quick succession, exhaustiug her
strength, and as she showed signs
of distress the bathing roaster
swum out with a rope to assist
her. Before he could reach her
she had gone down twice and was
just disappearing the third time
when he caught hold of her hair,
and with the help of two other
bathers succeeded in dragging her
to the shore. After some time she
was restored to consciousness, and
is fast recovering from the shock.
The Prohibition Convetion.
The County Prohibition Conven
tion wag called to order at 152:30
P. M. in our Y. M. C. A. hall on
At, the temporary organization
the following names were enrolled :
Edgefield-A. S. Tompkins, Rev.
A. B. Watson J. F. Che?tham, W.
P. Strickland, T. J. Lanham, S.;B.
Mays, J. M. Mays,|?X. K. Allen, J. H.
Dantelou, John Lake, J. T., Mime;
F. R. Timmons, H. B. Galiman,
W. H. Burrell, "W. JD. Allen; F. R.
riinmon8 J jp.', S. Timmons, Charlie
Longmires-Rev. P. P. ; Blalock,
W. H. Yeldell, W. A. Che?tham,
Holmes-P. H. Bussey.
Ridge Spring-R. B. Watson, N;
VV. Brooker, P. D. Brooker, W? J.
Cold Spring-Dr. J. H. Burkhal
Meeting Street-J. M. Shaffer,
r. T. McManus, W. E. Turner, C.
r. Dorn, C. M. Hart.
Pleasent Lane-B. W. Timmer
nan, Lemuel Harling.
Ropers-P. B. Lanham.
Cleora-A. L. Brunson.
Parksville-L. F. Dorn, J. C,
Morgan, J. B. Nelson, H. M.
barnett, P. E. Crawford, W. A. D,
Cliutonward-J. G. Mobley, D.
Johnston-J. M. Wright, F. M. | <
Warren, J. C. Lewis, L, B. Asbill.
Cloud's Creek-E. W. Goggans.
Trenton-M. D Loach, N. L.
Broadwater, J. L. Smith.
Vaucluse-O. B. Whitlock.
N. W. Brooker was elected | j
Chairman of the Convention, and
Fohn Lake was elected Secretary.
Cap. L. D. Childs, of Columbia,
hen made a stirring address which
iompletely captivated the hearers.
The following Couuty Executive
Committee was appointed : W. F.
Strickland, J. C. Morgan, J. E.p
schumpert, P. 0. Barnes, E. H.
Tho follow: o*. tO be k;:wn as]."'
bi; "'K'j?iybtfi Committee," Via;-})
V. '. ? .' Uli ii?;.?': ...*?.-Ar.'iA
M. ^yerrg; ('ind a C?-t>k. h
P.i>, Lanham. Sopers, it
J. Qt. Morney, joiw?w?,
\ C. B. Laffittee, Ridge Spring,
W. H. Yeldell, Longmires,
R. Broadwater, Rehoboth,
J. C. Morgan, Parksville,
G. M. Smith, Johnston,
J. T. Mims, Edgefield,
?S. B. Mays, "
Rev. A. G. Collier, Plum Brsnoh,
J. M. Schaffer, Meeting Street,
P. W. Barnes; Mt. Willing,
T..R. Denny, Johnston'
T. ?H. Clark; Trenton,
W. E. Turner,. McKendree, ,
Jno^R.-Wataonj Ridge Sprint?
J. W. Etheredge, Red Bank,
J. W. AitonyRo?a,
A. L. Brunson, Cleora,
P. H. Bussey, Holmes.
G* W. Turner, Vaucluse,
P. J. Prince, Collers,
P. B. Watson, Clinton ward,
Winfield Scott, Scott.
Each of these is to select four
>ther names at his own precinct
o assist in the conduct of the
After the Convention had adj
ourned, the Executive Committee
?eld a meeting to discuss the
)olicy to be pursued.
This work is strctly inside of
he Demociatic ranks.
Our Share of the Spoils.
Congress has appropriated the
bllowing sums for expenditure in
Charleston harbor, $225,000, and
?ontracts may be entered into for
he entire completion of the pro
ect of improvement ; Georgetown
?arbor, $12,000; harbor at Winyah
Jay, $100,000; Edisto River, $7,
?85 ; Great Pee-Dee River, $10,000 ;
Jantee River, $30,000, to be used
n snagging and in making a new
:ut between Estherville and
tongo Creek ; Waccamaw River,
110,000; Wappoo Cut, $10,000;
rVateree River, for maintenance,
!2,500: Congaree River, $5,000;
Hingo Creek, $3,000; Little Pee
)ee River, $5,000; Clark River,
52,500; Beaufort River,$12,500
In addition a survey of Lvnch
itivcr is ordered with a view to its
lltimate improvement should the
mgineer report it to be necessary.
This is the complete statement
)f the appropriation for South
Carolina and vicinity. It can be
teen that few new public y orks
ire authorized. All, or nearly all
>f the money is to be spent on pro
ects already under way.
Programme of the Baptist Asso
BRETHREN : At the last meetinj
of your executive committee tin
following programme for the Asso
nation at Bethany was adopted
and also the following apportion
ment for State Missions :
PROGRAMME FOR ASSOCIATION.
. 1. Meet at 10 o'clock a. m. an<
2. Introductory sermon by Rev
Gr. W. Bussey or T. J. Rook. In
3. Report on State Missions.
4. Report on Colportage.
5. Report on Home Missions.
6. : Centennial report.
7: Missionary sermon by Rev
J. N. Booth or J. P. Mealing.
9. Report on Foreign Missions
Your committee recommend thal
the statistical reports. from thc
churches be read when letters an
APPORTIONMENT FOR STATE MISSIONS
.Antioch. $20; Bold Spring, $40 ;
Bethany, $35; Clarks Hill, $20;
Dornsville, $10; Gilgal, $20;
Edgefield, $60; Berea, $10; Little
Stevens Creek, $45; Modoc, $15;
Mountain Creek, $50; Parksville,
?550; Mt. Zion, $25; Red Oak
Grrove, $25 ; Republican, $20 ; Re
aoboth, $25; Red Hill, $25;
Elorns Creek, $25 ; Plum Branch,
W. H. YELDELL,
Chair. Ex. Com.
Longmire8, S. C.
It requires $7,000,000 ey?ry
;weuty four hours to run Uncle
A woman is good because it
}omes natural, men are never
realy good until they have tried
jeing bad and found that it didn't
No such corn crops have been
.aised in this section of Georgia
ind Carolina as will be harvested
vithin the;next few weeks. It beats
ill former records.
"Goodness gracious, child! That
Dook isn't fit for you to read."
"It is just the thing for this
rOQtlicr Tr?OT?ina, Tf io an AnXi^Ul
uily ..viokr.d thutir keeps the cold
.hills ran:;-:?g over nie all tho
?me "---Ihdifcnopolis journal.
%?:.t? i'i.-.fV..- ?Sr ,~ .? ?vr.
i..- - , . fOMe'S iXVur VO'J liAfl V;?-.
srda r *?
1 ?mg il'j LSwkowpor-ic was
rery nice indeed. I want another
me but from the same goose,
Briggs-Spriggins had a hard
iime the other day. He put a
x>rous plaster on his chest and
;hought he would try to get it off
)y .getting down on the carpet and
libbing himself back and forth.
Origgs-Did he succeed?
Briggs-No. The carpet came
ip.-New York Herald. 1
: Dora (at the seaside)-Aren't
r?ou: engaged yet? .
['m not, and I won't over be if I.
day in this foggy place.
"I can't keep my bangs in curlr
eng enough for a man to pro
wse."-New York Weekly.
SAM JONES writes a letter from
Urbans, Ohio, where he is conduci
ng a big camp meeting. In one
mragarph he says :
I have had but little to say on
political questions. .Aman who
s not a republican'in Ohio stands
ibout the same as a Third party
nan in Georgia, and you know
hat he who dallies with Demo
cracy in Georgia is a dastard, and
ie who has any doubts as : to her,
mme diately damned.
To Sehool Trustees.
Section 1 of an act of the Legisla
te, approved Dec. 22, 1891, reads as
Be it enacted by the Senate and
louse of Representatives of the State
f South Carolina, now met and sitting
n General Assembly, and by the ?u
hority of the same, That the trustees
if the several school districts in the
0 nnty shall report to the County Au
:itor the names of all taxable polls in
heir respective districts, and said Au
itor shall enter the same upen the tax
uplicate to be furnished the County
'reasurer. That said names so fur
1 i shed shall be published annuallyjin
newspaper published at the county
eat once a week for three consecutive
reeks, and where there is no paper
lublished at the county seat, then in
ome other paper having general em
ulation in the county.
Under and by virtue of the authority
onferred by said section I
all upon School Trustees of all the
chool districts in Edgefield county to
nake to me at once a full and complete
ist of persons in their respective dis
ricts who are liable to poll tax.
J. B. DAVIS,
"all at Jas. M. Cobb's.
2,000 yds. of those beautiful new
tress goods, Pine Apple Tissue, Gren
da Tissue, Cheveron Shirting, Organ
lies, Cambric, French Outings for
Shirt Waists, Embroidered Skirts,
)emi Flouncing and Laces. All new
nd cheap. 100 pair of Oxford Ties
ust in. New Goods every week.
PUT DOWN BY THE DOG
MOW A REVOLUTION WAS SUP
PRESSED BY A PLAYFUL PUP.
Tb? Ball Pap Thought There YT IIB a
Grand Opportunity to Have Some Fun
and Started In to Enjoy Himself-Con*
?teraatlon Amoco; the RevolutionUts.
Another revolution aaa been sup
pressed in Hawaii, and the supporters
lof the queen are congratulating thom
selves on the strength of the govern
ment Other people recall the fact that
the first. Wilcox rebellion was suppressed
(by a baseball pitcher after the king had
; been driven to the royal boathouse for
I protection. A few who know are also
telling the merry tala of how Harry
! Gillies bull pup put down a revolution,
' saved a throne and scattered the leaguer
tag armies of the rebels-all in the opera
bouffe kingdom of the Colorado Madu
fe*. This is the story George Nagle
"We were at the islands a year or two
ago-Harry Gfilig, Prank Unger, my
self and Pierrot. Pierrot was Harry's
bull pup, the joy of his owner's life, the
pride of his heart. He was a fierce,
bloodthirsty looking brute, and when
ever a true sport would pass him Uiu
covetous regard which the man would
show for the dog would make tho cold
chills of apprehension play leapfrog in
GUlig's spinal marrow. As a matter of
fact, though, Pierrot was as playful and
quite as harmless as a kitten. He never
bit anything in his life except the sweet
breads, chateaubriands and such deli
cacies with which his indulgent owner
"Well, at the islands David Ealakaua
was king-and a kindlier man never
lived. He showed us marked attention;
arranged feasts in our behalf, made me
governor of an island for a day, and lost
his money to us at poker. He spent
nearly as much time at our cottage as
he did at the palace, which was close at
hand. We grew to have a genuine re
gard for him, because, whatever his
faults, he was every inch a king in the
generosity of his impulses and the love
which he bore for his subjects.
"There was a condition then prevail
ing at the islands somewhat similar to
that preceding the arrest of Wilcox, Ash
ford and the other conspirators. Dis
content muttered on the corners. An in
definable strain was in the political at
mosphere. Without knowing why, tho
: onlooker felt that rebellion might set
the alarm bells ringing at any moment.
The wrecking of a government might
?have been precipitated by the jostling
of a man on the sidewalk.
"The. king was uneasy, though he
kept a smiling face and his customary
I affability. Feeling as we did toward
him, we shared in a measure his anxiety,
and awaited the denouement with fe?
; veris h im Da ti enc e.
"Tho esmy was giving trouble. ir bad
ielt its iv}w?r by ?".i?;i:.?.; ?cwn (with the
[aid o? fch*? LvaeosU pf^cht-r)tbe frst r'> iil
cox revolution, li beoaroe cnr-...^' nal 'r
\?t?i?i ?.i.m?m?;b. dad ti?- lang ? ..
: '." .v.-v.bb'S-iffc. h:.io- . . .....
... alys? ?eyesj ? .-.??.
.. . -^cers. ~>uC i hough pmali, it
ia ono militari* prop of tho island
kingdom, and it has relatively as much
power and importance as the kaiser's
i marshaled millions. And so it was tho i
when fierce discontent and whispered
denunciation were rife in the army the
people's faces blanched and appr?hen
sion mingled in the merriest rout.
"At last it came. One night, as Gil
li g and I sat on the porch of our cottage,
we heard 'the roll of the stirring drum*
land the clangorous marching of armed
" 'The revolution bas begun! The
army is marching on the palace P
"Being a brave, aggressive man, Harry
grabbed a revolver and started on a run
for the.palace inclosure. Being more
or leas of a fool, I suppose, I ran after
bim without any revolver. Being a dog,
Pierro* ran after ns both.
"When we reached the palace we found
'the entire army just drawing into line
in front of ii There was all the thun
der of the captains and the shouting
which a man's heart could wish. The
army had come to make a demand on
the king, and was prepared to enforce it
with bullefand bayonet.
"Now pretty much everything on that
trip had been arranged for Pierrot's
amusement. So when he saw the glori
ously caparisoned army drawn up in tho
glare of the palace lamps he supposed it
was there as a part of his fun. With a
bark and a bound he started to enjoy the
?.When Pierrot started for the army
the anny saw him coming. With his
bow legs, wide jaw and red, overhang
ing jowl, he seemed a ravening beast
His onslaught was qniok and noisy.
"The army stood its ground a moment
and then began to beat a retreat. The
retreat was in an instant a rout The
rout became a scramble, with the dog
take the hindmost for every man's motto.
TMs was all the more fun for Pierrot.
He gave expression to his joy in wild
yowls of delight Every few moments
a gorgeous officer or slightly more sub
dued private would come leaping through
the trees in 'a yellow cloud of fear,'
Pierrot playfully cuffing his heels until
attracted by some other scattered rem
nant of the leaguering host
'.The/rebellion was suppressed, Kala
kaua was maintained on the throne and
Hawaii was again at peace-all on ac
count of Harry G?lig's bull pup."-San
Karly English Umbrellas.
Two centuries ago the umbrella was
known and used as a sunshade. Ben
Jonson and Beaumont and Fletcher al
luded to it In 1712 it was used as a
rain protector. Gay in his "Trivia"
speaks : of the "mnbrella's oily shed,"
which was recorded as a kind of sou'
wester material more serviceable than
gingham or silk, which was used in its
Construction at that period.-Detroit
Always ask for "J. M. Cobb's" $3.00
Gent's Shoes and $2.00 Ladies' Shoes,
We buy these goods in such quantities
as to be able to sell you for $1.00 per
pair less than you can find them any
where. Our "Crown" brand for $1.25
and $1.50 cannot be duplicated either
in quality or price outside of our
store. When you want a good calf
lined shoe or genuine Standard Screw
brogan call for Marcy Bros. goods
Bold only by J. M. COBB,
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