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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 25,1S94.
VOL. LIX. NO. 26.
BLOODY TALK IN EDGEFIELD.
A COMEDY, AND ALMOST
AI THE CAMPAIGN CIRCUS.
Crowding on tho Stand Helped to
the Racket-Butler Hurls the
Lie-Pistols and Cuss
EDGEFIELD, S. C., July 19.-The
sam? Providence which has before
prevented the shedding of blood at
campaign meetings in this State
interposed again to-day.
Willi eyes glaring like tigers,,
with haivis on pistols and with
open dirks and knives ready for
deadly execution, it lacked only
one overt act, only one blow, to
have precipitated a battle which
would have left a hundred dead
and wounded men on the platform
and grounds of Academy Grove.
Innocent women and children
would have suffered and the con
sequences would have been horri
I have seen trouble in crowds be
fore. I have seen the eyes of men
dance and the muscles quiver. I
have seen the hand go to the pistol
pocket, the glimmer of the bright,
weapon and the smoke clear away
jafter the trigger was pulled, but I
have never seen wilder or more
ferocious expressions in the i yes
of human beings than was exhibit
ed here to-day. I looked at any
moment to see a shot fired and to
see the fray commence.
The scene of the trouble was on
the speakers' stand. Right here it
is well to remark that the lives of
every pu bl ic man are, endangered j_
by permitting anybody on the
stand except those entitled to be
there. With a packed stano! and
every man possessing a pistol few
bullets would go estray. At the
first intimation of trouble desper
ate men crowd on the stand to be
in the heat of the fray. If every
body was forced to stay on the
g-ound the danger would not be so
great. In case of a row there would
be room and opportunity for inno
cent people to get out of harm's
The row occurred just before the
closing of the meeting and during
Senator Butler's speech. It was
precipitated by the uncalled for re
mark of a man to Senator Butler.
It would have come, however, with
almost anything or any remark.
It was in the air, and nothing was
needed to cause the explosion.
Senator Butler did not intend it,
but if he had not lost his temper
to some extent thc trouble might
not have been so intense. The vet
eran of battles and bullets let pas
sion get the bettor of him for a few
minutes. Ile not only called a
man a liar, but repeated it two or
THE TWO CHAMPIONS.
During thc speeches Governor
Tillman sat toward the back of
the stand, talking with friends
and listening to the candidates.
Pie has changed his white helmet
to a dingy yellow one of the same
style. Senator Butler sat near the
front of the stand. Ile wore the
old straw hat which has crowned
his head from the first day at
Rock Hill until now. In his righi
hand he held the long walking
cane which some friends gave him
and which he cherishes.
Wi LD OVER TILLMAN.
Governor Tillman was greeted
when he advanced to the front
with a tumult of applause, wild
cheering and a wavingof hats. His
partisans rose to their feet and
jump1'-, in the air and yelled.
I have known Governor Tillman
for years and have reported many
a speech of his but I never saw a
tear in his eye until to-day. It
came when he opened hrs speech
by saying that his heart was
filled with gratitude to the people
of Edgefield, to home people
those who had stood by him on
every occasion. He talked of 1
previous campaigns and of wh
he hos done for the people.
Voice: ;'Ho\v is it that taxes a
Tillman: "They are not andy?
Governoi Tillman said that t]
people are divided, but it w
through no fault of his. He sa
that Buller now spoke of tl
antis and the uncles. He told he
the uncles had been imposed c
for years until they rebelled. Bu
1er is hustling lo get the votes i
the uncles, but will not get ther.
"If ever a man tried to ride t\i
horses my friend, the General, :
that man. He has lost the \o\
and respect of the men who su]
ported Sheppard, but they ai
?<>ing to support bim because the
A PROUD DAY.
One of the proudest days of hi
ne, Governor Tillman said, wa
vhen the Edgefield Rifles came t
lis assistance during the Darling
:on trouble and were followed o:
he next tram by the Edgefiel
Hussars. Irrespective of pol?tica
:eeling, the men of Edgefield wer
A literal volcano of applaus
followed the Governor's remark
in this subject.
Mr. Tindal advises, said Gov
'mor Tillman, that the uncle
illow the antis to come back int<
he family. I don't object if thei
ire penitent and honest ; and i
hey no longer claim to be the bes
>eople on earth. For God's sak<
et's have peace if these peoph
eally want it."
The Governor turned his atten
ion to national politics and saic
hat a shaking up of thc antis ii
leededin Washington^. (Laugh
er and applause.).
Taking a silver dollar from hie
)Ocket, Governor Tillman said:
'The News and Courier and those
>ther little fice dogs says this is a
Voice : "Hand it over here ; I
viii take it."
o national affairs and Governor
Tillman ended his speech by say
ng to Butler : "I want to notify
ou that unless you withdraw your
iccusation that I ran at Hamburg
'. am prepared to prove that the
nen who make that charge are
iars." Thc Governor said this in
he most dramatic manner im
iginable and sat down amid a
vhirlwind of applause, and wav
ng of hats which was almost
Senator Butler, who was sitting
n his chair turned to Tillman
md handed him the certificate
vb ich appears elsewhere.
Tillman told him to read it
vhen his time came and he (Till
Dan) would read the one he had.
Four or five beautiful bouquets
vere handed Governor Tillman.
Butler was received with strong
ipplause. He said that there was
ipprehension all over the State
;hat the men of Edgefield would
*<it the devil in them to-day, but he
Delieved lhere would be good order.
krVitfa pathos in his words, Butler
said he was glad to see so many of
he fair daughters of Edgefield
Butler made a fervent appeal for
?eace and for the cessation of bick
ering and strife.
Genera] Butler said that he en
lorsed the noble sentiments of Mr.
Tindal. He endorsed every word
ind believed that Tiadal's advice
;ould be accepted by every mau of
3 ve ry faction.
Tillman, General Butler said,
accused him of riding two horses,
if he (Butler) was any judge Till
man is riding four.
Tillman: "But keeping in the
middle of tho road."
Butler: "Yes, but pllowyourself
plenty of margin on each side."
"How much sugar has he put in
your gourd?" asked Butler of the
Voice : "How much have you
put in there during eighteen years
in the Senate?" (Counter cheers
Butler: "Just keep quiet now. I
know I am hitting you in sore
places but you must take it."
Butler jumped on Tillman harder
than he has for days and accused
him of being stingy and penurious.
Ile charged Tillman with not pay
ing his subscription to a Reform
The yells and applause for Till
man partially drowned Butler's
voice and the noise was terrific.
When it was over Butler said
that every time he hit. Tillman the
Governor'8 supporters wince and
try to drown out his voice by
Butler said that he had been
riding only one horse since 1S7G
and that horse was the deliverance
of the people. He told what he
had done in 1876 and of his par
ticipation in the Hamburg riot.
THE ROW BEGINS.
While speaking of the Ham
burg riot H. H. Townes asked
Butler if his (Butler's) bouse had
not been burned by negroes be
cause he had took part in the riot,
"Yes," answered Butler.
J. 0. Atkinson, a Tillmanite,
who was standing on the stand to
the right of Butler, said ;
"Yes, but you denied it in
Butler turned like a panther
and quick as lightning said:
"That i? a lie; au infernal lie."
If he had stopped at this their
might not have been any trouble
at that time, but he repeated what
he said two or three times.
Men began to surge toward the
stand while Butler continued his
denunciation. In an instant
Charles Hammond jumped upon
the stand, followed by H. H.
Townes. It was thou that the des
perate men of both sides jumped
upon the stand "Bud those of less
courage moved off.
Hammond and Townes got be- j
hind Butler, and Tillman's friends
crowded around him. The an- ,
tagouists began to glare at each (
other and to talk in strong language
to each othf-r. Pistols were chang- (
ed from one pocket to another to ,
be covenient for quick use.
It was a squally time. The ex
citement was beyond description. (
Atkinson did not move one inch j
where he had been standing. He
was surrounded by excited men.
General Butler worked master
fully to check the riot which
seemed imminent. Tillman did
likewise. Each appealed to men
of both sides to stop jowering?k
They begged those trying Jo g|g|
?^Tn^PTaTftTto" s"tay rjff~?hd in?|?jdj
who were already on to get off. '
Among some of the men toying (
with their pistols were several ]
known to have been in thrilling ;
affrays and noted for coolness and (
The uproar continued for what j
appeared to be ten minutes. Dur- i
ing this time the.hundreds of men |
who had remained on the Btand had y
gotten ready for action. (
I know it to be a fact that al- |
most every man had singled out a <
target for his pistol and merely ]
awaited the signal to turn loose. j
The excitement gradually sub- i
sided, but was really oppressed. ^
Butler resumed his speech to try |
to get the audience back in its 1
former disposition. He gradually ,
grew salty again and there was an- ;
other outbreak of cheering for j
Tillman, Butler got mad again ,
and said there was an attempt to ;
drown his voice with their braying. ,
"Any common jackass," he said ,
vehemently, "may bray, but I do
uot propose to be stopped in free
speech by a lot of blatant jackasses.
I cannot be frightened. I have
seen too much ot real danger to be
"Governor Tillman says I am
not in this race. He says he will
beat me. I say if he will leave out
his rings and give' me a separate
box I will beat him three to one.
I will beat him three to one in
Meriwether Township, where both
of us live."
Buller charged Tillman with be
ing a ring and caucus man and
said it was charged that there is a
ring controlling the Gubernatorial
race. Tillman, he said, has not
denied this charge.
Turning to Tillman, Butler ex
claimed : "I dare you-I dare you,
sir, to give me a primary. You
will never do it, because you are
afraid. Even rings won't save
Butler attacked Tillman for his
denunciation of Cleveland.
Butler took from his pocket
the certificate relating to Tillman
at Hamburg. He said that he had
not considered it a matter of
much importance and had not in
tented to refer to it again, but as
Tillman demanded it he would
give it. The certificate isas fol
"This is to cortifiy that at
Hamburg. July, 3870, we the un
dersigned, were present and that
Mr. B. R. Ti'lman was not seen
by any one of us when the firing
began. That we were in the thick
[For the ADVERTISER.
Wake Up Old Edgefleld Before it
is Too Late.
MR. EDITOR: The time is now at
hand when the men of influence
in old Edgefleld should wake up
and goto work in some way or|
other to prevent the dismember
ment of our grand old county.
The Greenwood county projectors
are hard at work, and the lines are
now being surveyed. To-day the
writer saw and talked with these
surveyors. These people want a
new county, and why? because by
the lines and metes and bounds
proposed it will be almost a level
territory, taking in that part of
Edgefleld county which has no
streams that need bridges, and
leaving to the old mother county;
all the heavy and costly bridges
and big water courses.
Now, Mr. Editor, I claim to be
nothing but a poor clod-hopper,
but I can see that such a cutting)
off of so good a portion would
leave old Edgefleld naked to her
enemies and useless to her sons.
Shall we be dumb before the
Shall we suffer such a dismem
berment and say, naught?
Are we men and suffer such dis
The candidates for the Legisla
ture ought to' be, must be,
brought out on this all-important
question of a new county; and if
they favor it, let th^m severely
il one. Vote not for them !
Let the candidates each and
ivery one come out in cards in the
old ADVERTISER and tell UB where
:hey are at.
Eureka, July 14th.
[For the ADVERTISER.
Newsy Letter from "Bud."
DEAR ADVERTISER: Wednesday
md T??^ayr orMs^eek were
;wo.glorioTts?days for fha memb^&j
ifi'Red'?aiik and the people of the 1
iurrdun??ng"c'??btry.*" It was the
occasion of the annual County
Baptist Sunday-school Convention,
rhe programme was an interesting
me. The topics discussed had a
Beaning and significance of vital
nterest to the larger growth and
Detter development of this part of
;he church work. The discussions
vero of a practical nature. No
?reamy, vision?r)'-,. unattainable
;heories were advanced. The con
gregations of both days were very
arge. Excollent order was main
lined, and notwithstanding the
oppressive heat earnest attention
vas given to all the speakers. Out
bursts of eloquence were not rare.
Wit sparkled and good humor
overflowed. Mr. Boldridge, of
Batesburg, a ready talker and hard
bitter when he has a mind to be,
seemed to be the target of some of
the lay brethren. His ideas on
3ome things were occasionally
scored, but he generally came :n
for a "four bagger" when he seized
the "bat." Among other proni
nent Baptists wre mention R?VS.
Parish, Bussey, Pearcy, Carson,
Padgett, White ; of the lay, Mesrs.
Bradford, Edwards, Watson. Mr.
Watson was re-elected moderator.
A resolution of thanks to the
Red Bank brethren for their un- 1
bounded hospitality was un.ni
Taken all in all this convenion
will go down in church histor as
ono of the most pleasant and uc
cessful ever yet held. The con^n
tion of 1895 will be held at Betel,
near Ridge Spring, on Thursay
after the third Sunday in July.
Improvements and alteratins
recently made on Red Bank dd
very much to its appearance.
Sunday-school conventions a? a
favorite resort for aspiring oice
holders. Their bland smiles :id
hearty hand-shakes do really :c
cord with the occasion.
The picnic at Walton's mirna!
spring on Saturday last was n
livened with speeches by Meara.
Thurmond and Simians of yar
Wc have it to-day on good u
thorify thal Col. R. B. Watson ill
make tho race for the State Sene.
Young George Coleman lo? a
very valuable mule on Wednesiy
Among Johnston's fair atten
ants upon the Sunday-school ci
vention were Misses Wrjjt,
Reames, and Lowrey.
Miss Taylor, of Florence,is
visiting her brother, Saluda's pas
Messrs. W. S. Crouch. E. B.
Steadman, and Rev. E. P. Taylor
are off to-day to the Cokesbury
District Conference which con
venes at old Cokesbury.
Miss Annie Huiet, of Greenwood,
is spending awhile with relatives.
Miss Lou Aycock will take
charge of the school at Denny's
Dennys, July 14th.
P. S.-Saluda, ever faithful to
Tillman will send up a rousing
representation to the Edgefield
Mr. Waddill, the famous Butler
fl?ur-agent, passed through our
section a day or so ago.
Since questions to be propound
ed to the candidates are in order,
ought not Saluda to require all
candidates aspiring for legislative
honors to express themselves fully
and clearly on how they stand not
only now as regards the Greenwood
county issuo, but also how they
witt vote on it if it is sprung in the
coming session of the Legislature.
A re-survey is now being made.
Awake, Saluda, awake ! Will you
quietly submit to your doom? Let
us see to it that no man ever more
represents Edgefield county who
would cruelly aid in fastening
upon us such an irrevocable and
irremediable condition of affairs
as the enactment into law of such
a bill would entail upon our Sec
tio o. BUD.
[For the ADVERTISER.
Hibler Endorses L. J. Williams.
MR. EDITOR : The Hibler Demo
cratic Club met ou the loth inst.,
and'.'passed the following resolu
Resolved 1. That we are fully
awajte that it. is very essential that
w? have good aDd true men to rep
resent us in the Legislature, and
kno^nng Mr..L. J. Williams to be
true .to our cause, a good Alliance
madiand' one who is fully compe
tentlto fill the position, we endorse
3 e,n ? him to., the peo?E?!?
for their support.
red 2. T4?'at t-his-resoltrtion
be sent to the ADVERTISER with
the request that same be published.
R. B. DORN, Sec'ty.
? [For the ADVERTISER.
From Moss Township.
As Senator Timmcrman will
very probably be made Lieutenant
Governor and we will have to elect
a Senator in his place, we do not
think the county could do better
or get a man better suited to fill
Senator Timmerman's place than
Col. W. H. Folk. He is a man well
qualified in every respect to fill
the office, and we feel sure that he
will receive the endorsement of
MEMBERS OF MOSS TOWXSPIIP.
[For the ADVERTISER.
From the 10th Regiment.
The 10th Regiment hereby en
dorses Col. W. H. Folk's nomina
tion by "Saluda" and hope he will
make the race, as we would be de
lighted to have him as Senator
from old Edgefield.
[For the ADVERTISER.
We are glad to see the nomina
ion of Col. Folk for the Senate,
ind to know that it is being sec
mded in different parts of the
;ouuty. He hope he will make
[For thc ADVERTISER.
We are gratified to see that W.
?. Folk has been nominated for
he Senate, and hope he will stand
or the office, and will pledge him
Johnston Club No. 2.
We have seen that Col. W. H.
Mk .is nominated for the State
lenate, and we hereby endorse his
tomination, and will give him our
upport for the said office, and
ope he will be elected.
JOHNSTON DEM'C CLUB NO. 2.
An Old Doctor's Favorite.
Dr. L. M. Gillam, who practiced
?edicine over forty years, origin
ated, used, claimed that Botanic
Hood Balm, which has now been
i use about fifty-five years, was
ie best tonic and blood purifier
vci given to the world. It never
lils to cure the most malignant
leers, sores,''rheumatism, catarrh
:id all skin and blood diseases,
rice per large bottle, .$1.00. For
ile by druggists.
Farmer Drake Killed 53 of Them
Before the Battle Was Ended.
NARROWSBURG, N. Y., July 19.
While Sanford Drake, a farmer
liviug near Narrowsburg, was
picking huckleberries on the
mountains Tuesday morning he
discovered a den of rattlesnakes,
and before he was fairly aware of
his dangerous position the reptiles
had surroanded him.
Seizing a pole, Farmer Drake
wielded it with all his might,
while the snakes approached from
every direction, ready for battle.
After killing 25, his weapon gave
out, but he found another pole and
this lasted until every snake was
When the farmer had completed
his work he returned home and
told his brother of the den, where
a count showed that Drake had
killed 53 rattlers the smallest
measuring 4 feef and 3 inches in
length and 5 inches in circum
ference. The rattles were cut
[rom all the snakes and prQserved
is mememtos. There were 374 of
That Charleston Meeting.
Editor Register! I am a citizen
)f Charleston, and have always
Deen proud of this grand old city
ind of the people who have made
1er history. But, sir I was made
ishamed and I feel that Charleston
las^been disgraced by the action
? her citizens here at the cam
paign meeting last night.
Governor Tillman was jeered and
jowled at so that he could not
speak. And it was the same way
,vhcn Hon. John clary Evans was
ntroduced and attempted to speak,
rhe newspapers will doubtless say
;he reason Tillman was howled
lown was because, iu his first
;entence, he said he came hore to
earn the people of Charleston
?orne . common sense. This ap
pears- to he true if the howling and
iisrespect had been ; confined to
jrovornor.Ti?lman/Bnt there were
^^nt^rasWat"' thc' very' first j~(
ipeaker. Hon G. W. Whitman,
vho made a good speech. The
lame thing was commenced when
3on. Mr. Yeldell began to speak,
mt by his good voice he soon got
he attention of the crowd and
nade one of the prettiest and most
loquent speeches of the occasion.
General Butler was given a good
?earing, so was General Ellerbe.
ion. J. E. Tindal was interrnpted
nore or less during his entire
There was a very large crowd,
ome five or six thousand people
iresent, and the meeting could
lave been made a pleasent and a
irofitable ono had the "anti"
lowlers permitted. It seems that
lharleston is determined to array
erself against the balance of the
?tate. And how can she expect
ny favors at the hands of the
resent administration or how can
he complain if the metropolitan
olice law is forced upon her?
A CHARLESTON REFORMER
Marleston, S. C.. July 13.
After thc Gospels thc Psalms.
In a recent book, Joseph Parker
f London, in speaking ot how to
?ad the Bible, says : "Why not be
in with the parables and the be
titudes and work backward? En
jr the Bible by the Christ-gate,
rive out the parables as the first
?SSOU ; ihen the Christ stories,
len the history of the crucifixion ;
ion a selection from the Psalms;
ieu some of the principal biogra
After the Gospels, read the
Balms. Why? Because in simp
licity of naaning, in depth and
learness of spiritual truth, and in
claptability to present needs, they
mk next lo the Gospels them
;lves. In reading the Gospels we
ave learned the way of eternal
fe from the Master himself, and
3 we have followed him in his
anderings, we have heard Him
iy, "It is written in the Psalms
mcerning mo;" and we have
?ard Him quote to His disciples
om these matchless songs. Even
the agony of the cross, their
Drds are on His lips, and "His
ul was breathed through them
to His Father's hand."
No wonder Gladstone has said,
1 ibo wonders of Greek civil?a
>n heaped together are less won
irful than is the single book of
?alms-the history of the human
ul in relation to its Maker";
id Hooker, "What is there ueces
sary for man to know that the
Psalms are not able to teach? They
are to the beginners an easy and
familiar introduction, a mighty
augmentation of all virtue and
knowledge in such as are entered
before, a strong confirmation to
the most perfect."
Why Editors are Unbelievers.
Rev. Dr. Talmage, says an ex
chango, gives the folloging sens!
ble reasons why skepticism exists
among the newspaper men : "One
of the greatest trials of the news
paper profession is that its mern
bers are compelled to see more of
the shams of the world than any
other profession. Through all the
newspaper offices passes day after
day all the wickedness of the
world, all church bickerinsg,all the
vanities that want to be repaired
and all the mistakes that want to
be corrected; and all the dull
speakers that want to be eloquent,
all the meanness that wants to get
its name noticed gratis in its
columns, in order to save the tax
of the advertising columns; all
the crank-philosophers with stories
as long as their hair and as gloomy
as their faces. Through the
?ditorial and reporial rooms all the
follies and shams of the world are
seen day after day and the temp
tation is to believe in neither. God
man nor woman. It is no surprise
[o me that in this profession there
ire skeptics. I only wonder that
journalists believe anything?"
SAVANNAH, GA., April 26, '89.
Having used three bottles of P.
P. P. for impure blood and general
ivoakness, and having derived
jreat benefits from tue same, hav
,ng gained ll pounds in weight in
:our weeks, I take great pleasure
n recommending it to all unfor
OFFICE OF J. N. MCELROY, Drug't. )
ORLANDO, FLA., April 20, '91,
ind one bottle small size to-day.
The P. P. P. cured my wife of
.heumatism winter before last. It
:ame back on her the past winter
md a half bottle, $1.00 size, re
ieved her again, and she has not
md a symptom since.
I sold a bottle of P. P. P. to a
'riend of mine, one of his turkeys,
i small one, took sick, and his
vife gave it a teaspoonful, that
?ras in the evening, and the little
ellow turned over like he was dead,
mt the next morning was up hol
owing and well.
J. N. MCELROY.
SAVANNAH, GA., March 17, '91.
ilessrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah'
Dear Sirs-I have suffered from
heumatism for a long time, and
lid-not find a cure until I found
\ P. P., which completely cured
ne. Yours truly,
ELIZA F. JONES,
16 Orange St., Savannah, Ga.
Dates of Campaign Meetings,
The State Democratic Executive
lommittee has fixed the following
s the dates of the campaign 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 2Sth
Florence, Friday, June 29th.
Marion, Tuesday, July ord.
Conway, Wednesday, July 4th.
Georgetown, Frida}', Julv*6th.
Kingstree, Saturday, July 7th.
Manning, Tuesday, July 10th.
Bonneau's, (Berkley) Wednes
ay, 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. B
Lexington, Friday, July 20th. a1
Winnsboro, Tuesday, July 24th. S;
Orangeburg, Wednesday, July i!
Columbia, Thursday, July 26th. 9t
N wherry, Friday, July 27th. ei
Laurens, Saturday, July 28th.
Union, Tuesday, July 31st. oj
Spartanburg, Wednesday, Au- hi
ist 1st. ot
Greenville, Thursday, Aug. 2nd I
Pickens, Friday, Aug. 3rd. cl
Oconee, Monday, Aug. 6th. as
Anderson, Tuesday, Aug. 7th.
Abbeville, Wednesday, Aug. 8th. he
Many a man is living an honest Ai
:e who wouldn't if the jail were "j
rther off.-Ram's Horn.
The only difference between the
winner of a race on the river and
on the track was, that one rowed
a boat and the other rode a horse.
Mrs. Hicks-Are you sure that
you married me for myself alone?
Hicks-Of course. Having your
mother to live with us was not
stirctly an idea of mine.
Fogg.-Oh, you are too hard on
Flimsey. He has his faults, but
there is one good thing about him.
Dodds-And pray what is that?
Fogg-He-er-I can't recall it
just at this moment.
The Rev. Mr. Harpe (solemnly)
-And the wicked shall be cast
into the lake of torment where the
worm dieth not and the fire is not
quenched. Alkali Ike (aprecia
tively)-That must be hell!
The Enthusiastic Admirer
Really, you have the most beauti
ful natural complexion I ever
saw in my life. The Thoughtless
Girl (with surprise)-Why, you
have never seen it. Steamship
Boy It's awful lucky we have
our examinations for promotion
now' instead of in the fall when
school opens. Father- Why?
Boy-Cause when school begins in
the fall we 'none of us ever know
any thing.-Good News.
It would delight you to view and
review the beautiful lines of
harness which Ramsey & Bland,
received this week. Magnificent
ia the word.
AUGUSTA & KNOXVILLE R. R.
Port Royal & Western Coolina R'y.
AUGUSTA, GA., July 5,1894. ;
MR. THOS. J. ADAMS, Editor, Edge
field, S. C.,
DEAR SIR : I would be glad if
you would direct the attention of
your readers to the new and- at;
tractive schedule to Western North
Carolina, resorts that is operated
connection is made at Ajusta with
the P. R. & W. C. at 2.35 P. 21.
Ar. Greenwood.5.23 P. M.
" Laurens. 6.24 w
" Anderson.S.35 "
" Greenville. 7.50 ?
" Spirtanburg. S.05 *
" Tryon. 918 "
" Salnc*a. D,?S "
" Henderson ville.10.22 *
" Ashville.11.20 "
W. J. CRAIG,
G. P. A.
Rimers Di fik?li Co.
rHE following resolutions were pass
ed bv the Reform Con fe. e ice held
n Columbia on April 4th last, viz :
1. That a convention for the nomina
ion of State officers be held in the city
if Columbia on the 14th day of Au
gust, 1894. .
2. That said convention be composed
?f delegates to be elected by conven
ions to be held in'each county on the
(th day or August, 1894, each county
leing 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
;aid be composed of delegates elected
>y the various Reform clubs in the
:ounty, each club to send ono delegate
iach twenty-live Reformers or ma
ority fraction thereof. In those conn
ies where there are no distinct Re
orm clubs the Reform members of
iach club shall be called by theExecu
ive Reform Committeemen to meet at
he usual place of meeting and elect
lelegates as aforesaid, to the county
lonvention. For the purposes of said
rlec?pn the clubs aforesaid shall be
:allT to meet o.i the 4th day of Au
gust, 1S94. At such meeting no niem
ur shall participate except such as
'oted for st e Reform delegates in the
August primary of 1892, and all others
vho will pledge themselves to abide by
.nd support tl e Reform ticket of the
itate Reform convention of 1894.
4. That each Reform candidate for
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
ile with the chairman of the comm i t
ee thirty days previous to the meeting
f said convention a written pledge to
bide by the action of the convention
erein called and support its nominees.
5. That the Reformers attending the
arious club meetings called by this
ommittee on the 4tli day of August,
$94, be requested to express their
hoice for Governor of this .State, and
li?t the chairman of the delegation of
?ich club to the county convention
e required to make return of said
lioice to the county convention held
n the 9th day of August, 1S94.
Pursuant to above, 1 hereby call the
eformersof Edgefleld county to meet
L their respective club precincts on
?turday, August 4th, at 3 o'clock P.
organize, elect delegates to the Re
amers county convention of August
h and express their choice for Gov
That every Reformer may have an
?portunity to give full expression to
is own choice for Governor and that
ir action may be strictly Democratic
would respectfully suggest that the
loice of each club for Governor be
certaincd by ballot.
The Reform County Convention is
ireby called to meet at Edgelield
II. on Thursday, August 9th, at ll
J. M. GAINES,
Ixecntive Reform Committeeman"
for Edgefleld county.