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THO S. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 18,1894.
VOL. LIX. NO. 25.
BRAVES OF BERKELEY."
? Slim Collection of the
Cohorts of Dennis
LESS THAN 300 PBESENT.
Ellerue Still Warming Up-But
ler Gives the Dispensary
Figures - Tillman
Quite at Home.
The Columbia State.
BONNEAU'S, July ll.-The cam
paigners faced the braves of Berke
ley to-day and repeated once more
their oft-told tales before mie of
those "small but enthusiastic" au
diences, as apologetic and charita
ble newspaper men sometimes say
of theatrical performances where
the gate receipts scarcely pay board
Two years ago, when we struck
this spot with the Tillman-Shep
pard aggregation, I was almost
tempted to call it the "gittin' off
place," but since then it has flour
ished like the green bay tree. On
that day old Ham Murray, a citi
zen of Berkeley, said that the men
were so poor here that they had to
scratch letters on the ground when
they wanted to write to their sweet
hearts, but either he was just
"blowiu oft his mouth," or since
that time the wand of prosperity
has touched things hereabouts.
And old Ham seems to have pros
pered, too. for he was on deck to
day, rigged out in Sunday-go-to
meetmg style and getting ready to
eacrifice himself in the Legisla
ture. Proctor Knott once asl
"Where is Duluth?" and if :
(one be so ignorant as to ask
The answer is ninety-nine i
from Charleston on the Atl
Coast Line Railroad, in "But
county. The books say that the
population of the tovtfa is 350, but
the bookmakers were probably
stretching a little.
The little audience that came to
hear campaign eloquence number-,
ed about 250 persons, divided
thusly: Fifty ladies, 125 men, and
75 negroes. In the crowd were sev
eral rollicking and decidedly
bumptious geniuses who presided
over the meeting two years ago
and who likewise took charge on
this glorious occasion. They made
=very speaker discuss the dispen
sary and some of them had evi
dently "discussed" it in another
and more satisfactory fashion on
the way to the meeting. Probably
none of the speakers will forget
UBIQUITOUS MAC HARRIS,
with his cottony tongue, who was
for "John Gary Richardson" for
Governor, provided he kept the
dispensaries open until 8 o'clock
at night. Mac was everywhere.
First, he would stand in ths crowd
and quiz a speaker, and then he
would clamber over the reporters'
table blowing a
of laige proportions along the
route, and leaving an odor of tar
antula tea in his wake that made
som? heartless or innocent persons
imagine he had been looking on the
jig water when ii was red.
A noteworthy "feature" of the
crowd was your Uncle
WADE HAMPTON MURRAY,
the local wit who distinguished
himself two years ago by declaring
that the Reformers were going to
pen Tillman in the corn crib until
he got like a muffled-jawed pig.
He was hungry for Reform oratory
to-day and every speaker was com
pelled to unlimber himself on the
dispensary questions before Ham
would let him sit down. "Talk on,
Ben," said he to the Governor, "we
can go home in the moonlight."
The lack of a uniform did not
keep Gen. Dennis or any of the
family from turning out to-day.
The general was there with au
and a Tillman tongue. He and the
other Dermises, were wildly exu
berated in applauding Tillman's
tirades and Evans' ebullitions.
While the general was slightly wild
on Tillmanism, his bon hommie
and good nature showed them
selves after the meeting in an in
vitation to all who would accept of
Representative Yeldell was
ALL TO HIMSELF
by Ham Murray with the sweet
and soothing declaration, "You
are another Edgefield mau and
we'll put you in."
GEN. RICHBOURG'S ABSENCE.
Chairman Murihead stated that
Gen. Richbourg would have been
present as a candidate for Adjutant
and Inspector General had he not
been called home to attend court.
"That's the best place for him,"
shouted Albert Dennis. "You can't
come that on us."
STOKES AND SEEDS.
Dr. J. W. Stokes, who is on his
annual trail for Congress, appeared
in a brown, tarmer-like suit. He
delivered himself of about four
tons of arguments and opposed the
unconditional repeal of the 10 per
cent, tax on State banks.
"Send me some seed, Doctor,
when you get there," wap Ham
Murray's parting injunction to the
THE RING RACKET.
Gen. Ellerbe got vigorous to-day
and laid the ring business on John
Gary with a trowel. He first touch
ed up the Spartanburg end of the
State by showing up Gantt's in
consistency in packing that county
for the Aiken inan. He made a
cold-blooded charge of double, deal
ing against the sage of the Pied
mont Headlight in this wise.
* LARRY A LIAR.
"Gantt wrote me that his county
wats for me, and that.it was impos
told me here today that they had
already packed this county.
FOR JOHN GARY EVANS.
The "Buckley" braves didn't
relish this plain talk worth a cop
per, and they began to flare up at
.the intrepid Clarion swamp fox.
"Who told you that?" asked one
of. the hosts.
"Give us his name," Bhouted sev
But the General kept that to
himself, saying that he did not be
lieve the Berkeleyites could te
"I'm cripple," cried the irre
pressible Ham, "and I can't be
packed." And as he went on pep
pering Evans the bumptious boys
in front yelled, "look out John!"
"You look like a Governor al
Ellerbe rapped on, declaring
that if EvanB were elected he would
ALL HIS FAMILY IN OFFICE.
He did not think all the Reform
plums belonged to the Gary and
TOO MANY PA1 RIOTS.
Secretary Tindal was greeted
with the remark, "there are too
many of you Governors around
here." Murray made him talk on
the dispensary question and told
him that the only thing necessary
to make thc dispensar}- law perfect
was to amend it so aB to dispense
with the office of coroner, for if the
dispensary continued there would
be no use for coroner. Laughter.
(The second point in this joke lies
in the fact that Ham is Berkeley's
The Aiken gamecock
HAD HIS GAFFS ON
today and he sank them deep into
Gen. Ellerbe. He spoke with
probable significance of some men
who held salaries sitting in bomb
proofs in Columbia during the
Darlington troubles, while he was
standing at the Governor's back.
This was greeted with tremen
dous applause from the Dennis
family. "Are you an Alliance
man?" shouted Evaus at Gen. El
The general tried to explain
that he had been a member, but
Evans waltzed into him, declar
ing that there was
in a man who joined the Alliance
and then quit it. He Baid that
Ellebe, if elected, would give all
his brothers office. He apologized
for "spanking little Willie and
putting the darling infant to sleep,"
adding that Ellerbe made it neces
sary by whining.
Evans proceeded to make a very
serious charge against the Supreme
Court for their decision against the
dispensary law. A gray-haired
man on the stand, who ought to
have known better, asked if the
judges didn't get a little whiskey.
"I expect thy did get a little
through the back door," shouted
Evans. "Judging from their decis
ion I would say they were all drunk
Down in the crowd were ex-Dis
peneary Constables Heape and
Jolly and probably some other ap
plauding like wild fire for tho dis
pensary. Evans threw them a
sop by declaring that the law must
be put into effect again with the
THOSE DISPENSARY FIGURES.
Gen. Butler's speech contained
a statement about the expandi
tures of the dispensary. He made
the following extract :
Extract from the report of the
State dispensary from November
1st, 1893, to January 31st, 1894 :
Nov. 1, stock on hand, $39,831.43
Machinery, office fur
Amt. due by dispensers, 82,953.50
Rev. tax adv'd distill'rs, 10,336.24
Cash in State treasury, 7,514.55
Feb. 1, stock on hand, 15,926.60
Amt. due by dispensers
and others, 101,481.87
Bills payable Nov. 1, 61,027.53
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and others, 101,481.87
Gen. Butler further submitted!
the followiog from the report of j
Statementof cash account from
July 1, 1893, to January 31, 1894:
Received from State ap
propriation, $50,000.00 j
Received from July 1,
1893, to Oct. 3?, 1893, 100,332.13
Received from Nov. 1,
1893, to Jan. 31,1894, 205,814.98
Expense acc't to Oct.
31, 1893, $72,566.36
Merchandise acc't to
Oct. 31,1893, 70,251.22
Expense acc't to Jan.
31, 1894, 58,103.33
Merchandise account to
Jan. 31,1894, 127,998.54
( To be accounted for, 1 $27,227.66
Deduct cash in Treasury
Feb. 1, 19,713.11
Take items on page 5 reported as
assets and substitute the figures
$i?.713.11 for $7,514.55, and the
following result is obtained:
Stock on hand, $39,831.43
Machinery and furni
Amt. due by dispensers, 2,953.50
Rev. tax advanced, 10,336.24
Cash in treasury, 19,713.11
Stock on hand, 15,926.60
Amt. due by dispens'rs,
and others, 101,481.87
Liabilities on page 5, 280,347.27
Assets as above, 272,832.72
If there had been reported in
the State treasury as on hand Feb.
1, 1894, $27,227.66 the account
would have balanced.
Governor Tillman admits that
he exceeded the appropriation of
$50,000 made by thc Legislature.
"The following statement taken
the report shows the amount of
from May 27,1893, to
July 7, 1894, $93,321.43
State appropriation, 50,000.00
ID the above purchase the
amount paid during the above pe
nod for bottles, flask, kegs, corks,
sealing wax, and packing cases is
not included. Fifteen thousand
dollars would be a low estimate for
these items, which would make the
expenditures over $63,000 in ex
cess of the State appropriation.
Gen. Butler made the point that
the dispensary law nowhere au
thorized the Governor to go beyond
the $50,000 appropriation, and that
no further sum could be expended
with express authority from the
Legislature. He also called atten
tion to the Governor's offer of $25
for each white man caught violat
ing the dispensary law, while he
offered only $10 for the conviction
Of a negro.
Gen. Butler made quite an im
pression with his very eloquent and
forcible remarks concerning his
services to the State.
Governor Tillman's speech to
day was a vehement
OLD TIME ''ROUSER."
He spoke of Carlisle's former
free silver views and his afterward
being cheek by jowl with Sher
man. "Now he's in the cabinet,"
6aid he, ''and may be that'B what
bought him, boys.''
The Governor poured the nitric
acid of his wrath on Judge Simon
ton, eliciting this remark from Gen.
Dennis: "Oh, you kuow ho is a
trickster; anybody who knows
Charlie Simonton knows that."
The Governor declared that Si
mon ton ought to have been im
UV*J **>n*%?j??i* VA in rs HUND.
As to exceeding the appropriation,
he said he simply bought on credit.
He had told the whiskey makers
he would see that they got either
the money or the whiskey back.
As to offering $25 reward for a
while blind tiger man, aud only
$10 for a negro, he said: "The
man deserved just that much more
punishment, and I just discrimi
nated, for I can make the rewards
what I please." If the Supreme
Court had let him alone he would
have had Charleston dry, because
he had seen Mayor Ficken and in
formed him that if he did not en
force the law he would call tbs
Legislature together in three weeks
and put the city under
and Ficken had gone home and
gotten things s^-aight.
The meeting then broke up with
the Governor and McMorris having
a controversy about the Santee
Rifles not being ordered out dur
ing the Darlington war.
Liberty or Death.
A convict in the penitentiary
from Edgefield by the name of
James Hill, attempted to regain
his liberty Tuesday while doing
some work out of the penitentiary,
which he had been with others
sent to do. Without any warning
he dropped his rake and made his
break for liberty. The guard in
charge of the squad, placed him
self in an elevated position to catch
sight of him as he crossed a clear
land and at a range of a hundred
yards, sent a bullet through his
body. The ball entered just above
the left hip,near the spinal column,
.and went through the body. He
died within a few minutes. A coro
ner's jury found a verdict that tho
deceased came to his death by be
ing shot by the guard in the dis
chaige of his duty. Hill was ser
ving a sentence of 12 mouths for
larceny of live stock, and had but
a few months to serve. He was 23
This is the season of the year
when the farmers' mind stubbornly
contemplates the purchase of
farming imptements, and other
necessities in the hardware line.
As usual Ramsey & Bland have
prepared to meet every demand
along that line. Visit their atore
before buying in your supplies.
i . [For the ADVERTISER.
Col, W. H. Folk for the Senate.
i MR. EDITOR : With your permis
sion, I offer a few reflections on the
political situation in Edgefield
county and South Carolina.
The time has come in Sonth
Carolina when men, our ablest and
best men, should he elected to
office, State and county, and to
represent the people in the Legisla
tive branch of our government.
Questions will arise in the next
^wo years that will in a great meas
ure shape and settle the destiny of
the Democratic party now on trial
throughout this country. Not only
so, but the phase, scope, power, and
permanence of the Reform party
in this State for the future, will
be made in the next two years.
You perceive, fellow-citizens, how
vital it is to the Reform party that
we the advocates of the Reform
Movement should cast our ballots
for and be represented by the best
tallent and m?nhood. in our ranks
in all the departments of govern
In view of a vacancy likely to
occur in the Senate on account of
the nomination of our present
able and distinguished Senator,
Dr. Timmerman for Lieutenant
Governor, our people should begin
to look for a man worthy to suc
ceed him. We know no one who
has been truer and more faithful
to the Reform party from its ori
gin through all its trials to the
present than our distinguished fel
low citizen Col. W. H. Folk, of
Edgefield C. H.
In placing his name before the
people for the office of State Sena
tor from Edgefield, we would say
he is educated, a talented lawyer,
a farmer largely interested in agri
culture, being an owner of real
estate, and that if you send him to
the Senate, Edgefield countv and
ability of each and vote for the
best qualified among them. There
are four candidates for Governor
and many for State positions, all
offices of vital importance to the
people. A good State government
is of much greater consideration
as to the welfare and prosperity of
the people than who should repre
sentus in the United States Senate.
We fear our people are allowing
the United States Senatorial con
test to absorb too much of their
thought and attention. We should
look well into the character and
ability for useful service to the
State of each candidate, and elect
the best qualified mon.
. We have had one farmer Gov
ernor, B. R. Tillman. I have been
and am now well pleased with his
administration. I am in favor of
elevating anothpr farmer to the
gubernatorial chair. It will not
do to admit by our votes that, we
have but one farmei capable to fill
with honor that high position. Of
the four candidates there are two
farmers, men of high character and
ample ability to fill the office with
distinction and honor to the State.
I am for the Farmers' Movement
in politics. I favor the election of
one of the farmers Governor of the
State. What say you farmers, and
on whom will you concentrate
your votes? It is time you were
beginning to think seriously on
fFor the ADVERTISER.
A Family Kennion.
MR. EDITOR : It is a rare occur
rence for one who attains seventy
odd years of age to gather around
her all of her descendants to the
third generation. This, however,
was the gratifying experience of
Mrs. Charlotte Mobley on last Fri
day at her old home place, now the
residence of Mr.Dan Bodie. Asa
large number of Florida relatives
were out here on a visit, it was a
happy idea to have a family picnic,
so this-noble Christian woman
could rejoice in the presence of her
five children, twenty grand-chil
dren, and five great grand-children.
The usual good fortune of preach
ers accounts for the writer aud
family being piesent as the only
outsiders to witness the joyful re
Many readers of your paper
would like some mention of some
members of this large and respect
ed family. First, and at the head,
is one who has had a long and va
ried experience, but whose health
and activity is remarkable. Her
beautiful traits of character have
made a good old age a crown of
glory. Her children rise up and
call her blessed. Next we note her
five children-four daughters, Mrs.
D. P. LaGrone, Mrs. James H.
LaGrone, Mrs. Charles Smith, and
Mrs. D. P. Bodie, and her only son,
Mr. James G. Mobley. Her four
sous-in-law were also present. Then
followed the host of grand and
great grand-children. Those who
had married into the family and
other relatives brought the number
of kindred present nearly up to
fifty. Mr. James Hart from Edge
field C. H., and Mr. John Marsh, a
popular merchant of Johnston,
were in the crowd. The Smith
brothers and other Floridians were
excellent representatives of the
branch of the family from the
"Land of Flowers." Of the picnic
dinner it is enough to say that the
reputation of the family for good
eating was fully sustained. In the
afternoon ice cream was served
several times, and although engag
ed in pleasant chat, the interrup
tion was by no means disagreeable.
This occasion was a bright spot
in the history of the interesting
family. Many join me, I know in
best wishes for their future wel
fare. It is not likely that^ all will
ever meet again on earth, but may
God grant that it shall be an un
broken family circle in heaven.
May the good mother in Israel say
at last as she said on last Friday,
"We are all here, not one is ab
C. G. BRADFOKD.
Dry Creek Parsonage, July 10.
Life, Health, and Strength.
APALACHICOLA, Fla., Feb. 17, '89.
Messrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah,!
.^niacnicoJa Times, and thought I
would try it. The bottle I got to
night makes seven or eight, and,
oh, how good I feel. I have been
up ever since and at my business,
lumber inspector. You may pub
lish this if you desire. I have
informed my friends that P. P. Jr.
is life, health, and strength.
M. P. BOLDEN.
Sold by all druggists and gen
LIPPMAN BROS., Proprietors and
Druggists, Savannah, Ga.
DURANT, MISS., Dec. 12, 1890. j
OFFICE OF J. S. ROSAMOND. \
Messrs. Lippman Bros.. Savannah,
Gentlemen-While in San An
tonio, Texas, last spring, I saw
your advertisement of P. P. P.
(Prickly Ash, Poke Root, and Po
tassium) in the paper for the cure
of rheumatism, and thought I
would try a bottle, finding such
great relief from it, on my return
home I had my druggist, Mr. John
McClellan to order me a supply.
After taking ten bottles, I have not
had a pain or ache since, previous
to that I suffered for twenty-five
(25) years, and could not get the
least benefit until I tried P. P. P.,
and therefore, take pleasure in
recommending it to all.
J. A. ROSAMOND.
Dust In Nature.
Die G:irtenlaul)le (I.cip/.ig,)
Without dust there would be no
blue firmament; the heaven would
be blacker than we see it on moon
less nights. On this black back
ground the glowing sun would
shine out sharply, and the same
Bharp contrast of intense light and
deep shadow would characterize
the surface of the earth. There
would be nothing to subdue this
sharp contrast but the moon and
stars, which would remain visible
by day. The illumination of the
earth would be similar to that
which we observe when looking at
the moon through a telescope ; for
the moon has no atmospheric en
velope, and, consequently, no dust
in suspension. It is due entirely
to the dust that we enjoy our soft,
uniformly diffused daylight, for
which our eyes are specially adapt
ed ; and it is the dust which con
tributes so much to the beauty of
the landscape. But while the fore
going explains how the dust makes
the whole vault of heaven light, it
does not explain why it is chiefly
the blue rays of the white sunlight
that are reflected, and only to a
small extent the green, yellow, and
red rays. This is dependent on the
size of the dust particles. It is
only the finest of them that are
borne by the air currents into
every stratum of air, and it is only
these fine, widely diffused dust
particles that are of any signifi
cance in this connection. Now let
us consider the mechanism of light
and the extreme shortness of the
ether waves which constitute its
essence. These waves, although
microscopically small, vary con
siderably in length. The fine at
mospheric dust includes many par
ticles large enough to reflect the
short blue ether waves, fewer par
ticles capable of reflecting green
and yellow, and still fewer large
enough to influence the long red
ethereal waves. The red light, con
sequently, passes through the great
majority of the dust particles com
paratively unhindered; the blue
rays, on the contrary, are inter
cepted and diffused, and so become
visible. This is the reason that
the finest dust-and so, too, the
firmament-appears blue. '
So, then, the finest dust appears
blue. You may observe that the
wreath that curls upward from the
burning end of a cigar is blue,
while the smoke drawn through
and exhaled is whitish. The par
ticles in the latter case have united
and become large enough to reflect
white light. So, too, in the coun
try, on a clear day,' the sky is blue ;
but in the city it appears whitish,
because of the greater number of
coarse dust particles in the air. It
is especially on mountain heights
that the sky is s,o intensely blue,
because the rarefied atmosphere
supports only the finest dust par
ticles. At great height the sky
would be almost black, if there
were no dust particles in wp"**1
turnare the dust particles are soon
BaturL?-ed with water vapor, which
makes them coarser. In warmer
regions, however, the vapor retains
its watery character and does not
condense on the floating dust. It
is not until the aerial currents
have borne it to higher and colder
regions that it is condensed to
This brings us to the most im
portant role played by dust in our
atmosphere; its influence in de
termining rainfall, due to the fact
that vapor fluidifies upon the dust
particles. It may be accepted as
beyond question that of all the
water evaporated by the sun from
the surface of land and sea, not
one drop returns which has not
condensed upon a particle of dust
as a nucleus. This is easily de
monstrated. We fill a large flask
with air which has been filtered
through cotton waddings until all
the original dust is driven out and
the flask is full of dustless air.
Into this dustless air turn a cur
rent of steam from a kettle and
you will find it transparent, and
therefore, invisible. Not a trace
of the cloudy appearance we asso
ciate with steam. The only thing
noticeable is that the inner walls
of the flask begin to drip ; the va
por condenses here as it cools, be
cause there is nothing else for it to
condense on. But blow ordinary
dast-laden air into the flask and
the vapor at once assumes the fa
miliar cloudy appearance due to its
condensation on the dust particles,
and it begins to rain in the flask.
The reason for this is that the va
por condenses on the dust particles
and freights them until they sink
as rain drops.
Without dust, then, we would
have no fog, no clouds, no rain, no
snow, no brilliaut-hued sunsets, no
cerulean sky. The surface of the
earth itself, the trees, the houses,
along with man and beast, would
be the only objects on which the
vapor could condense, and these
would begin to drip whenever the
air was cooled sufficiently. In
winter everything would be cover
ed with a crust of icc. Our clothes
would become saturated with water
condensing upon them. Umbrellas
would be of no avail. The vapor
laden atmosphere, moreover, would
penetrate to our rooms and con
dense upon the walls and furni
ture. In short, the world we live
in would be quite another world if
there were no dust. Since scientists
began to realize the important part
played by dust in the economy, of
nature, measures have been taken
to count the particles in a given
In London and in Paris at the
surface a cubic centimeter has
been found to contain nearley a
quarter of a million particles. On
the top of the Eiffel Tower there
are only about two hundred par
ticles to the centimeter. A great
deal of the dust at high altitude is
cosmic dust, consisting like the
meteorites, of carbon and iron.
Dates of Campaign Meetings,
The State Democratic Executive
Committee has fixed the following
as the dates of the cam'paigu meet
Yorkville, Tuesday, June 19th.
Chester, Wednesday, June 20th.
Lancaster, Thursday, June 21st.
Camden, Friday, June 22nd.
Sumter, Saturday June 23rd.
Chesterfield, Tuesday, June 26th.
Bennettsville, Wednesday, June
Darlington, Thursday, June 28th
Florence, Friday, June 29th.
Marion, Tuesday, July 3rd.
Conway, Wednesday, July 4th.
Georgetown, Friday, julv 6th.
Kingstree, Saturday, July 7th.
Manning, Tuesday,. July 10th.
Bonneau's, (Berkley) Wednes
day, July 11th.
Charleston, Thursday, July 12th.
Walterboro, Friday, July 13th.
Beaufort, Saturday, July 14th.
Hampton, Monday, July 16th.
Barnwell, Tuesday, July 17th.
Aiken, Wednesday, July'18th.
Edgefield, Thursday, July 19th.
Lexington, Friday, July 20th.
Winnsboro, Tuesday, July 24th.
Orangeburg, Wednesday, July
Columbia, Thursday, July 26th.
Newberry, Friday, July 27th.
Laurens, Saturday, July 2Sth.
Union, Tuesday, July 31st.
Spartanburg, Wednesday, Au
Greenville, Thursday, Aug. 2nd
Pickens, Friday, Aug. 3rd.
Oconee, Monday, Aug. 6th.
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Reformers o? Eflpfii Co.
THE followiug resolutions -wen? pass
ed by the Reform Conference held
in Columbia on April 4th last, viz :
1. That a convention for the nomina
tion of State oflicers be held m the city
of Columbia on the 14th day of Au
2. That said convention be composed
of delegates to be elected by conven
tions to be held in each county on the
9th day or August, 1S94, each county
being entitled to double as many dele
gates as it is entitled to representa
tives in both branches of the General
3. That the county conventions afore
said be composed ul* delegates elected
by the various Reform clubs in the
county, each club to send one delegate
each twenty-five "Reformers or ma
jority fraction thereof. In those coun
ties where there are no distinct He
form clubs the Reform members of
each club shall be called by the Execu
tive Reform Committeemen to meet at
the usual place of meeting and elect
delegates as aforesaid, to the county
convention. For the purposes of said
election the clubs aforesaid shall be
called to meet on the -1th day of Au
gust, 1S94. At such meeting no mem
ber shall participate except such as
voted for si e Reform delegates in the
August primary of 1S!)2, and all others
who will pledge themselves to abide by
and support the Reform ticket of the
State Reform convention of 1S94.
4. That each Reform candidate for
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
tile with the chairman of the commit
tee thirty days previous to the meeting
ot* said convention a written pledge to
abide by the action of the convention
herein called and support its nominees.
5. That the Reformers attending the
various club meetings called by this
committee -n the 4th day of August,
1S94, be requt to express their
choice for Gover. . r .-f this State, and
that the chairman ol' the dele/ration of
each club to the county convention
be required to make return of said
choice to the county convention held
on the 9th day of August, 1S94.
Pursuant to above, 1 hereby call the
Reformers of Edgefield county to meet
at their respective club precincts on
Saturday, August 4th, at 3 o'clock P.
M., organize, elect delegates to the Re
formers county convention of August
9th and express their choice for Gov
That every Reformer may have an
opportunity to give full expression to
his own choice for Governor and that
our action may be strictly Democratic
I would respectfully suggest that the
choice of each club for Governor bc
ascertained by ballot.
The Reform County Convention is
hereby called to meet at Edgefield
C. H. on Thursday, August 9th, at ll
J. M. GAINES,
"Executive Reform Committeeman"
for Edgefield county.