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rHOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2,1894.
Governor Tillman is making
arrangements to have a special
train run to Rock Hill on May 12
on occasion of the laying of the
corner stone of the Girls Industrial
The passing of the dispensary
law has certainly left a higher
moral tone behind it than existed
before. Men who, before this
meteor had shot across the legal
sky, were in favor of bar-rooms
now speak and think of them with
horror and aversion-so great is
The St. Matthews Herald has
two editors ; one is a Tillmanite,
the other an anti. In its last issue
the Tillmanite went for Mciver
with gloves off, while the anti edi
tor praised him to the echo and,
rubbed it into Pope. This method
does away with necessity for two
papers in the town of St. Matthews,
and requires less money.
Greenville has granted licenses
to sell liquor. Florence has done
likewise, while Columbia and
Charleston are waiting, don't know
whot to do, still "studyin' about
it." In the meantime the bars in
both those cities are in full blast,
as free as air. No license to pay,
no law to obey, no anything ex
cept to sell all the liquor they can
and gather in the shekels. Let 'er
The Louisville Evening Post of
last Thursday says that the local
liquor dealers the and whiskey men
throughout Kentucky are rejoicing
over the dispensary decision. It
further 9ays the Kentucky dealers
never recognized the law and in
tend to sus the State for all the
liquor they shipped into the State
which was.seizedby the constables.
If the decision is the subject of
such rejoicing to whiskey men
howdoes it strike the friends of
prohibition and morality?
There was a lively passage be
tween Congressman Talbert, of
South Carolina, and Congressman
Pickier, of South Dakota, at the
session of the House last Friday
night, in the course of which Mr.
Talbert told Mr. Pickier that he
had "uttered a falsehood pure and
simple." Mr Talbert was called'fo"
order and "hiei-words were taken
down/'"HeTaid that he was sorry
for what he had said, but that it
was true, and then his words were
taken down again, then Mr. Tal
bert "was allowed to proceed in
order. Mr. Pickier got mad be
cause Mr. Talbert asked un
animous consent to print in the
Record certain very admirable
articles from the New York Times
exposing the rottenness of the
pension system, and charged him
(Talbert( with seeking to slander
the old Union soldiers by his as
sertions. It was at this point that
Mr Talbert told Mr Pickier that
he had uttered a falsehood pure
and simple. Mr Pickier got off
light. We are surprised at the
moderation of the gentlemen from
Edge field. He must have known
that Pickier was a tenderfoot or
he would have used some really
unparliamentary language. In the
meantime, we hope that he will
insist on printing, the Times arti
cles in the Record even if he has
to read them to the House in full.
They are full of meat. And we
say that Mr Talbert is choice in
his selections. His quotations from
one of Henry Grady's great speech
fc?s were excellent and the Times
-"articles are very much to the point.
-News and Courier.
BUTLER AT ALLENDALE.
At Allendale on last Wednesday
where he made a Memorial address,
Gen. Butler" was greeted by thous
and of citizens from Barnwell,
Hampton, andCollelon counties,"
so says the News and Courier!
' "His speech related to Sherman's
march through the State, and was
listened '.o with the deepest in
terest and undivided attention.
Although worn out from recent
hard labor in the Senate and ,
travel, so enthusiastic were his
friends and hearers that many ac- 1
companied him here and to-night
he is speaking to a crowded house i
in one of the largest halls of the j
town. A gentleman by instinct, <
a scholar a soldier and statesman
are advantages which he will hold. '
He has been tried and not found 1
wanting, and to-day the universal !
verdict is that he is the right man '
in the right place."
TILLMAN IN BIRMINGHAM.
Gov. Tillman went to Birming
ham last week to attend the Con
fed?rale survivors re-union. On
this occasion he was on the re- '
viewing stand by the side of Gov. '
Jones, of Alabama, and was the !
cynosure of all eyes-the Gov
ernor's fame as a law enforcer and 1
a law obeyer had gone before him.
The Old Hickory Wagons, in
compaiab?e forever, still take the
lead everywhere. Ramsey & Bland
can supply ynu and send you home 5
An Edgefield Man Murdered by
Negroes in Louisiana
The following account of the
murder of Mr. H. B. Boyce, late of
this county, we clip from the
Vicksburg, La., Commercial Herald
sent us by Mr. John M. Mays,
with whom Mr. Boyce lived a
number of years before his de
parture to Louisiana: "Mr. F. S.
Hewes, Jr., of Barnes, La., arrived
hen yesterday afternoon with the
first news of the dastardly and
treacherous murder of Mr. H. B.
Boyce, manager of Col. W. B. Mur
doch's Banner and California
plantations, in Madicon parish, by
a party of negroes who are now
fugitives and being sought in every
direction by a posse of 100 armed
men. Details of the crime and the
occurrences preceding iL are narra
ted as follows :
Mr. Chas. McFarland, manager
of Mr. T. F. Ward s plantation,
had a difficulty with a negro
tenant named Joshua Hopkins,
last Friday, and started out that
evening, accompanied by Mr.
Bo%Tce and Messrs. Bishop, Richard
Barnes, Asa Broadwater, and T. F.
Ward, all gentlemen of the neigh
borhood, to find and arrest the
negro. They first went to his house
and then to his father's, and not
finding him at either, started to
Shirley plantation in search of
him. As the party passed the
house of Pomp. Claxton colored,
the latter's dog ran at Mr. Boyce,
who drew his pistol to shoot the
animal, but was urged not to do so
and fetrained accordingly. ?jis
action, however, seemed to enrage
the negroes on the plantation to
an unusual degree, though this was
not known at the time.
The party went on towards
Shirley about two miles, when Mr.
Ward turned back and retraced
his way to Crescent plantation,
where Claxton lived. The others
went on to Shirley plantation and
thence to Tallulah.
Upon reaching Crescent, about
10 o'clock at night, Mr. Ward found
five or six armed negroes in the
road, among whom he recognized
Pomp, and Shell Clf.xtou, Tom
Griffin and Scott Harvey. He
asked them what they were doing
and they replied that they did not
mean to be imposed on, and thatj
if Messrs. Boyce andj^jshbp re
turned to4?l*l?d?ze them they would
kill them. He talked to them and
by his remonstrances succeeded,
apparently, in dissuading them
from the course they were bent on
adopting; in fact so thoroughly
was he satipfied of this that he pas
sed on and considered the matter
disposed of. The negroes, however,
had other thoughts in their minds,
as the sequel proved. Several
hours latter Mr. Boyce and com
panious set out on their return
from Tullulah, Messrs. Boyce
and McFarland were half a mile
in advance of the othera, and were
halted on Crescent plantation by
the negroes, who fired on them.
Mr. Boyce fell from his saddle, in
stantly killed, it is supposed, four
teen buckshot having entered his
body, some of which passed
through from back to breast. Mr.
Ward, who was slightly wounded
in thc 'ace by the discharge, es
caped to the woods.
The murderous shots were heard
by Messrs. Barnes, Bishop and
Broadwater, but did not excite
their attention, as shots were fre
quently heard at night. They
failed to see Mr. Boyce's body be
cause it was lying twenty to thirty
steps from the road and proceeded
to their homes in utter ignorance
of the tragedy that had been
It was not until nearly daylight
yesterday morning that the foul
deed was discovered. Mr, Boyce's
mule was found near the scene of I
the murder, and Mr. Bishop and
Tom Claxton, colored, a brother of |
two of the assassins, found his
corpse a short time afterwards.
The murder was committed about
1:3 A. M.
News of the terrible occurence
flew farand wide,and created much
?xcitment. The murdered man
was deservedly much esteemed
and within a short time a hundred
men were scouring the country for
the murderers. There was no
ioubt of their identity, for men
recognized by Mr. Ward had fled,
as had also Sam. Slaughter and
Borace Wilson, vho unquestion
ably participated in the crime.
Tom Claxton and several other
negroas, who are believed to have
witnessed the murder, were in
custody when Mr. Hewes left for
Vicksburg. The corner's inquest,
begun during the forenoon, was
?till in progress and much
additional evidence indicating the
?ix fugitives as the gulity persons,
lad been obtained.
The murdered mau was a native
)f South Carolina, and was only
ibout 30 years of age. He had
Deon in Col. Murdoch's employ
several years and was much es
eemed by his employer, who was
in the city last night and spoke of
the deceased with every evidence
of regret. Nothing will be left un
done to discover his murderers and
avenge his cruel death.
There is no reason to suppose,
it is stated, th?? t the negro Hop
kins had anything to do with the |
assassination )or even knew any
thing about it.
One hundred dollars reward is
offered for the arrest of each of
the murderers, who are described
in an advertisement published else]
TALLULAH, La., April 21-The
negroes were located in the woods
about a quarter of a mile from the
killing. The sheriff, with about
fifty deputies, surrounded ihe
woods and went in there with de
puties. They captured Horace
Wilson, about 5 p. m. and one de
puty. Just as he got to the edge of
the woods three other deputies rode
up and Horace Wilson ran and
made an effort to escape. The de
puties fired on him and killed bim
Three more negroes were captured
and lodged in jail. This makes thir
teen of the assassins captured and
The country is being scoured
oy. the posse xand every
effort possible will be made to
all implicated. There are between
thirty and forty negroes implica
In olden times, the mayor of
Leicester, England, was chosen by
a sow. The candidates sat in a semi
circle, each holding his hat full of
beans in his lap, and he was
selected mayor from whose hat the
sow ate first.-Spartanburg Herald
A very good way no doubt, but
the stock law knocks that method
out in this State.
Some of the Ring newspapers
when the decision against the
dispensary was announced stated
that it was likely Gov. Tillman
would defy the Supreme Courts.
Nothing was further from his in
tention. He respects the law and
the courts. He has never under
taken to do anything more than
carry out the law. Every Ti ll inan
it? in the State is of the same
mind. They will get up no riots
to put down the Supreme Court.
They will organize no plot>ks
assasinate Mciver and-^SfcG?wan
and will arm no^J??groes to "kill
them, before" sunrise."
k-^jjg Tillmanites have only up
held the civil authority. They
will support a Supreme Court de
cision as quick as they will sus
tain the Governor in enforcing a
law. They are not lawbreakers.
As a change from the story of
Columbus and the eggs which may
now very properly be laid aside
until 1992 draws near, an incident
related by a Frenchman of science
and vouched for by him may be
told. This gentleman relates that
he was at his work before a glow
ing coal fire when some one tapped
at the door, and a young girl be
longing to a family who lived in
the "flat" above him came in.
"Sir," she said, "would you
kindly lend me a live coal or two
to start our fire with? It's gone
"Certainly, my dear" said the
servan t. "But you have brought
nothing to carry it in. Take my."
"Oh no, sir," answered the child.
"I will carry the coal in my hand.'
"In your hand? What do you
mean? You'll be burued."
"Oh no, sir. I'll show you how."
The child dipped up some ashes
from the grate and placed them in
the hollowed palm of her left hand.
Then with the tongs sh9 laid burn
ing coals on the top of the little
heap of ashes. Then she bowed,
smiled and went out, bearing her
"Well, well!" said the man of
science to himself. "Here I've been
studying natural philoeophy forty
years and never had the wit to do
Whether he ever repeated the
experiment on his onw accoant,we
are not told but if young readers
are tempted to do so we would ad
Latest Dispensary Notes.
The Register says: The cry
against the blind tigers is iucreas
ing. The Dispensary law has
found more supporters since it has
been knocked out than were ever
known to exist before. Many Con
servatives have been heard to say
that the Dispensary law is the
only solution of the saloon system.
One gentleman said that there
was hardly a South Carolinian
living outside of the State who is
not in sympathy with the law.
Dispensary supporters points
with a good deal of satisfaction to
the contrast between the decisions
of Judge Simonton and the
Supreme Court Judge Simcnton
?6 regarded as the ablest judge in
the State. He decided, when he
heard the Cantini case, that the
Dispensary law was constitutional I
and has always contended that it I
was.-News and CourieJ. 'V
Society and Politic?:.
Governor Tillman is certainly
an erratic and reckless ruler, but
there is no [move he makes that
his extremest enemies do not see
him and go him one-better. The
acti >n of uThe Assembly.,' the
select social organization in Co
lumbia, of making war on Col.
John Gary Watts for political
reasons and because of his per
formance of his duties as assistant j
adjutant general in the recent
troubles is an instance in which
they have out-heroded Tillman
and done more than enough to
offset his errors fi om a political
point of view.
By excluding from its circles
those who have the independence
to exercise tho right of deciding
forthemselves their political course
this society is doing its political
friends the worst possibly injury.
Its exclusiveness renders it worse
than useless as politic a factor-for
politice is essentially democratic
in its nature and characteristics-I
any evidence of tyranny from this
source will be more bitterly and
implacably resented by the masses
who ]must always be separated
from its holy of holies by a gulf
as impassable as that which di
vided Dives from Lazarus.
As we underptand it Col. Watt?
is not an upstart seeking a footing
in society. His social standing is
conceded and he he has heretofore
enjoyed the entree to the "As
sembly" germans. He is not
charged with conduct unbecoming
a gentleman or with having com
mitted any social sin which justify
bis disbarment. He is punished
simply for his political opinions.
Society clearly steps outside of its
sphere when it undertakes
such a function.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for the office of School Commis
sioner, and pledge myself to abide the
result of tile primary election.
ALBERT R. NICHOLSON.
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This is the season that tests the quality of Shoes. If
they are made from GOOD material, solid inner soles?
and well oiled uppers they will stand. If paper and Mcom
-r=>*v_^- position" go to "their make up" it is impossible to have
satisfaction in the wear, and your money is worse than
wasted in purchasing "shoddy" goods.
We are now well equipped to meet the demand
For Good Shoes !
Our extra large spring purchase is coming in. You
can always find a good assortment^; low prices at
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD.
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AUGUSTA. - GEORGIA,.
Have now iii store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING
The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods whic.i are
lot only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style, and finish,
gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to
nake our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers
Colite attention to all. A call will be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.,
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA
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This watch is just what thousands of boys all over the
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s a working man has been wishing for. It is just such a
ratch as the farmer has been needing to take to the fields,
t is handy to hang by the bedside, to have in the kitchen or
lscwhere when an inexpensive timekeeper is needed. It is
:nt to subscribers to thc ADVERTISER forthe price named.
PRICE, [Potage Prepaid,] $1.50.
Or with THE ADVERTISER one year, $3.00.
Having: recently returned from Xew York, where] have given a great
deal of care in the selection of our ?tock we are i ow enabled to offer a stock
full with the novelties of the season and complete in all lines. I have made
forty-one business trips to New York, and never before have I found stocks so
large, styles so beautiful, and prices so low. Hence you can readily understand
why we can have such an attractive stock. Our display of goods is far beyond
any stock that we have ever shown before.
Beautiful calico in first-class quality, including solid
blacks and mourning prints, at 5<>.
An immense stock of beautiful Ginghams, and real good
quality at 5?. It is as good quality as you usually pay 10?
for, and you have never bought as good and pretty patterns
anywhere else for lesa than 8?.
A regular 15? grade for 10?. Patterns perfectly lovely.
In beautiful styles and awfully cheap.
We have given more time to our Dress Goods stock, and
have tried harder to secure desirable goods at lower prices
than ever before. So many goods are embraced under this
line that it is almost impossible to give any Idea of the im
mense variety of Dress Goods that we have. 45 inch wide
all wool black Henrietta for 55?, worth 75?. Al.' wool Serges -
in browns, greens, tans, grays, and navy blues,45 inches wide
at 55?, worth 75?. Beautiful Henriettas in pink, light blue,
and creams. Elegant dress goods in very desirable shades at
15?, that are wortn 25?. Lovely Henriettas in every stylish
shade, 3G inches wide, at 25?, sold elsewhere at 35?.
A very large stock in lovely patterns at 10?, really
Wide and in beautiful colors, at 5?, cheap at 10?.
CHALLIES-A regular 8? quality for 5?.
Immense assortment in colored grounds and also figures.
Very beautiful and remarkably cheap. These are some of
the most desirable goods on the market.
Victoria Lawn at 5?, nearly one yard wide, worth 8?.
The best 10? and 16? India Lawn ever sold. White Checked
Muslins at 5?, 6>??, 8?, 10?, and 15?. The 5? grade is worth 8?.
These goods are "better for the price than can be bought else
where, for we bought them under their value. Permit us to
call your attention to our figured and dotted Swisses, plain
Swiss, Tarlatan, Nainsook, Mulls, Masalia, Tuckings, Pique,
Scrim, beautiful quality at 5c.
Large assortment of beautiful patterns in first-class
quality very cheap.
Cheese Cloths in beautiful colors, very cheap.
Some very handsome patterns in Duck at reasonable prices.
CHEVIOTS-A large variety of these goods, exceedingly low.
Large stock of Ladies' Ready Made Underwear, very cheap.
We are showing the largest line of Domestics, embracing
Bleachings, Cambrics, Pillow Casings, 10-4 Sheetings, Bed
Tickings, tic. Our prices on these goods are remarkably
Cottonades, Pants Jeans, and Cassimers.
The largest and cheapest stock of these goods thac we
BED-SPREADS-Large assortment cheap.
CANVASS-in black, gray, and tans.
APRON LAWNS at 15c yard, something very elegant.
Chinas, Surahs, Taffetas, and lovely Silks for trimmings
and shirt waists. Swivel Silks in lovely colors for both dresses
and shirt waists.
In Braids, Gimps, Insertions, Band Trimmings, Laces,
Jet Trimmings, etc., very cheap.
In Val., Torchon, Oriental and all the latest designs at
remarkably low prices. It will pay you to examine our lace
stock before buying elsewhere.
We ire showing the largest line and most beautiful
quality ever offered in this market. See them, before they are
A tremendously large stock of Handkerchiefs, bought aw
fully cheap. The best 5c Handkerchief ever sold. Examine
our stock. We will not only give you u large variety of
beautiful Handkerchiefs from which to make your selection,
but we will save you money. Handkerchiefs at 2}4c that are
sold elsewhere at 5c.
We are showing a full line of staple and fancy Ribbons
in all the stylish shades.
Hamburg Edgings and Insertions.
Tne reputation of our Hamburg Edging and Insertion
department is too well established to require comment. Yet
we will say that it better than ever before. We will save you
not less than 25 per cent on these goods. To our regular line
we lu ve added a great variety of colored embroidered Edg
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goods before buying.
Large assortment in black and all the desirable shades,
Ladies' and Childrens' Hose, guaranteed fast, black and
first-class quality at lower prices than elsewhere. Men's
half Hose guanteed fast black and full regular made at 15c,
which are really cheap at 25c.
An immense variety of Scarfs in the most exquisite pat
terns and colors at 25c, actually worth 50c.
Our assortment of Men's Shirts is complete. Quality, fit,
and finish are unexcelled.
LADIES' GAUZE UNDERVESTS-3 for 25c, that are cheap at
Fresh stock in all the desirable shades at less price than
The best 50c Corset on the market. All sizes and grades
of Tiiompson's glove fitting. The leading grades of R. & G.
Corsets, ?Iso Dr. Warner's and other makes.
Large variety of beautiful Fans, very reasonable.
PEARL BUTTONS-Real nice dress Pearl Buttons at 5c doz.
SILK FLOSS, first-class goods in all colors in skeins and
spools, at lc each.
We are showing a large line of Hair Brushas, Combs,
Tooth Brushes, etc., at reasonable prices.
See our 5c Towels. Examine our 10c, I5c, and 25c Towels
and you will find that they surpass anything of the kind
ever shown before.
DOILIES-Large stock, very cheap.
In Turkey Reds, Bleached and Unbleached Table Damask,
very cheap. Weare showing a large line of beautiful Table
Large stock of first-class Umbrellas at prices very rea
PARASOLS-An immense stock and remarkably cheap.
Any !ady wishing a Parasol will save money by giving us a
We are offering the largest line of Shoes that we have
ever shown, comprising cbean, medium, and fine grades. We
give special attention to our Shoe department and we know
that we can give as good value for the price in cheap, medium,
and fine grades as can be bought anywhere. We carry a full
line of the celebrated Zeigler Shoes for Children, Misses,
Ladies, and Men. We ask an inspection of our Shoes before
making your purchases.
We have bought a great many goods that it will be impossible to duplicate
n style, and especially price, and we advise all to call as soon as possible.
We have attempted to bring to your notice a few of the many attractions
n our stock, and would be pleased to show you personally the many specialties
nd bargains, which are too numerous to mention. Make ita point to come it
nd see us, and we will show you goods that will please you, and at prices than
vil\ certainly meet your approval.
ALVIN HAET & CO,
Edgefleld, S. G, April 10,1894.