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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 39.
THE RALLY Di RICHLAND.
TILLMANITES AND BUTLEK
ITES EVENLY DIVIDED.
THIS CAUSES A EIVALRY
In i Shouting That Comes Near
Breaking: up the Meeting-Till
man Was Ahout Howled Down
When Butler Cam?; to the Res
cue, and Then He Got His Share
of Howling:-Suddenly Every
thing is Quiet, and Then the
Regular Order Proceeds.
Xews and Courier.
COLUMBIA, July 25.-Columbia
excelled itself in its campaign
meeting to-day. Much more in
terest than was expected was shown.
The candidates and the people
both spread themselves. The num
ber of candidates who wanted to
speak was greater than at any pre
vious meeting, and the attendance
very much larger than was expect
ed. Everything passed off quietly,
with the supposed attempt to cry
down Governor Tillman. The au
dience of about a thousand seemed
to be in very good spirits, which at
times was effervescent. It was
really not a bad crowd in the sense
of being ugly and mean, but it
seemed i-liner^j V^rTunT II
The audience was perhaps more
evenly divided than most of the
others have been, and on that ac
count the hurrahing was more gen
eral. Both sides seemed to want
to show that they were in the plu
rality, and whenever one side
wot?ld begin to hurrah the other
would attempt to assort its strength.
I have no idea that there was a de
liberate attempt to howl,down Gov
ernor Tillman, and it was only
through the force of circumstances
and the curious combinations of
incidents that he could hive en
tertained such an idea. vAt one
time it did look as if the meeting
would have to be adjourned on ac
count of the inability of Governor
Tillman to secure an audience, and
the unmistakable announcement
of Gen. Butler that he did not in
tend to speak unless Governor Till
man had the same opportunity.
The trouble had a small begin
ning; most like'y the jeers from
one or two of the drunken men of
the audience started it, and then
it resolved itself into a vocal test
between the friends of Governor
Tillman and Gen. Butler. Strange
as it might seem even the peace
maker on such an occasion had his
intentions mistaken, for when
Gen. Butler tried to quiet his
friends *Governer Tillman's ad
mirers got it into their heads that
their hero had been made to retire
and that Butler was to speak.
They swore and argued that Butler
should not speak unless Tillman
did so, and all that time Gen. But
ler was trying his very best to quiet
the crowd and have Governor Till
man gi ?en a respectful audience.
And, by the way, he was not at all
averse to talking plainly to the
hurrahers, whether they were his
political friends or not. But for
tunately it all ended in peace, and
both of the Senatorial candidates
had the opportunity of making
When Governor Tillman was an
nounced to speak it seemed as if
this was the signal for an outburst
of applause. Finally, just as un
ceremoniously as the hurrahing
began, it stopped. Chairman Ray
said that he desired that everyone
have a fair hearing, and ?hat he
had no interest in this contest and
that anyone that said he did not
try to keep order was mistaken,
and that if Governor Tillman were
not given an opportunity of speak
ing that the meeting would have to
be adjourned, as he did not intend
allowing anyone else speaking if
Governor Tillman could not do so.
Governor Tillman explained that
what he meant was that ther; was
a committee of fifty appointed to
receive the speakers, and so far as
he could see there was not a sin?
marshal present to get rid of t
drunken disturbers who were o
in full force at the meeting.
After this Governor Tillman hi
plain sailing, and in his speech
twenty minutes Le confined hil
self entirely to national politic
and did not once touch upon tl
dispensary or Statu issues,
Gen. Butler made one of t)
most striking and dignified speec
es that has been made during tl
campaign, and although many i
the sentiments in it have bee
heretofore announced, it seemed I
be a combination of all of tl
good things that this distingu?s]
ed orator has said during this can
Perhaps the most significar
thing of the day was the annouuci
ment by Candidate Sampson Pop
of his intention to go directly int
the general primary and pay no ai
tention whatever to the faction*
convention. It was altogether ur.
expected on his part and is a moe
significant symptom of the dissat
isfaction and discord that exist
among the "Reformers." It show
that a deliberate and concerted ac
tion is to be made against what i
now recognized to be the work of
combination in the "Reform
ranks. It is liable to grow dail
in its streng^. Dr. Pope is knowi
and recognized as one of the orig
iual "Reformers" and on that ac
count is his position all the mon
significant. Hie a?^itejf^5atat
the?d^J^nsary ig not at all unes
TILLMAN ON THE ISSUES.
When Governor Tillman begai
his regular speech after all the furo
was over he said that he was cer
tainly going to the Senate. H
said he could not talk much oi
national politics, as his time wa
very short. He said that there wen
blight hepes when Cleveland wen
into the White Hou?e, but that al
the people got was eome apples anc
rottenness. He said that Cleveland
instead of fighting for tariff reform
as he had promised, had callee
Congress together to carry ouThif
corrupt contract with Wall street
He had as his trusted lieutenanl
John Sherman, who first attackpc1
silver and ruined the financial sys
He went into a discussion of the
silver problem and hurriedly gave
his idea of the meaoing of free
silver and the demonetization oi
that coin, and of the effects of
plenty of currency and how it
would help the farmer and agri
cultural classes. The debts of
every man in the audience, he ar
gued, had been doubled by the false
money 6ystem. He went on to
show how fiat money was as good
for the American people as any
other. He said that he was op
posed to national banks because he
believed them unjust, as they were
burning the people's caudle at both
He argued that the South was a
land of pauperism on account of
the falso financial system in vogue.
The Federal Supreme Court, he
said, had time and again decided
thal greenbacks were constitutional
legal tender, and there was no use
to talk about that.
Someone asked him about Judge
Gary, and he replied that he was a
candidate for the Senate and would
discuss national issues.
Then another asked him what he
would do when he went to the
"I'm going to do just as I did
while Governor-run over such
fellows as you," he replied. This
provoked a great deal of applause.
Governor Tillman wenton to ex
plain that he wanted 6ome of the
money sent to South Carolina and
not all of it held in Wall street.
He said that the panic last year
was the result of a combination
and conspiracy. He went on to
explain how in his opinion the
"conspiracy" had done its work.
It was thievery and rascality, he
insisted, and this seemed to please
Some young fellow on the stand
who was cursing most outrageously
was caught and taken off by force,
and there was no further disturb
ance for a while at least.
Governor Tillman wanted to say
to the people of Columbia that he
had lived here for four years at
tending to his duties. He had
treated the people kindly and
courteously, and for some reason
the people here hated him worse
than the devil. Yet he said he had
no malice towards anyone and had
no hard feeling against the people
of Columbia. The people could
vote for whoever they pleased, b
this spirit has driven away t
people of the county and oth
counties from Columbia. If C
lumbia kept up this spirit of a
tagonipm, in sc'd, the only resi
would be that Columbia would d
out. He saw no reason in the wor
to keep up this intense feeling ai
thought it time to stop it.
GEN. BUTLER COUNSELS PEACE.
Gen. Butler begged that wbatev
may the opinions of the people 1
they had better laugh than g
mad at such meetings. Why shou
they be getting at each other
throats, like a lot of cowboys, whe
they were a lot of free born Amer
can citizens. There was no reasc
or excuse for all this wrauglir.
and dissension. It makes litt
difference who is elected to a pa:
ticular office, but it does make
big difference that the popule
goverment is sustained and thing
go on quietly and orderly. Thei
was a little blind tiger liquor her<
but that was no reason why th
free citizens should not have th
free expression of opinion and tal
Someone cried out : "Why don'
someone holler?" Gen. Butler re
plied that there was nothing mor
alarming to him than popular ap
plauso. He said it showed urdu
excitement. He knew, of nothinj
more rnn'lntinr: tofg" Vppluiiui
TP6 gP^^TT1 nf nullum ii soon di
out, but truth and merit alway
last. If he^had nothing buttha
kind of popularity to support hir
he would be indeed sorry. He rc
lated that when he heard Ger
Hampton applauded in 1876 frur
every fence corner he toidhim tha
such a thing would alarm him. H
said that if thp reason and judg
ment of the people did not sustaii
him he would not want to repre
sent the people.
By way of personal explanatioi
he stated that he was not responsi
ble for those who had been ap
pointed to Federal offices and thosi
who had failed to get the patronagf
they expected. He said that h<
bad no more to do with the'matte]
than anyone else. All he could dc
was to recommend appointments
and he had done for the best anti
that be had used his best judgmenl
in doing so. He did not think he
ought to be condemned for any
thing he had ever done in the waj
of securing appointments. A
friend who was a deserter on ac
count of failing to get an appoint
ment he could only regard as a
friend for revenue.
He insisted that there could inly
be two great parries in this coun
try, the Democrats and Ihe party
opposed to it. He argued that be
cause Cleveland had made mis
takes there was no reason to de
nounce the Democracy. He Baid
that it would never do to estimate
a man's worth by his salary. It
was not a fair rule, and he hoped
he would not be so judged. He had
tried to do his full duty in the
Senate, but he had never allowed
the virtue, the honor, IT the wel
fare of the South to be attacked
without resenting it.
He. made a very handsome per
oration at the close of his speech
on the Confederate soldiers, and
said that they could he always
counted upon to come to the res
cue of the State in times of trouble.
He spoke for twenty minutes, and
in that time was frequently ap
plauded,' and at the conclusion of
his oration was given a storm of
The Congressional candidates
came next. Mr. Stanyarne Wilson
had to go to Spartanburg to attend
Court, and on his account this de
viation from the usual programme
complimented the "Reformers" of
Richlancfon the progress they were
making, and said when he was
elected Governor he would stand
by them. He had always been a
friend of Governor Tillman, and
would continue to be as long as he
is true to "Reform" and Alliance
principles. He wanted it under
stood that he was not a hero
worshipper. He was for measures
Governor Tillman had criticised
the resolutions of the Marion Al
liance. No man who was a sup
porter of the Alliance could take
offence at those resolutions. At
Winusboro Governor Tillman had
tried lo spank some of the Re
formers. He (Ellerbe) was a bad
man for anybody to try to spank. Ho
was somewhat of a spanker him
self."! am going to criticise Evans,"
he said, "whether it pleases him or
Governor Tillman or anybody,
want Governor Tillman to practi
what he preaches. I had a goo ?j
notion to spank him and Butle ?
for their behavior nt some of th ?
meetings. Governor Tillman is a
candidato for the Senate. Let hir i
and Butler run their own campaigf?
and we will run ours. When
want an advising attorney I
call on the Governor."
Mr Ellerbe said he would starit
by the principles of "Reform" an<
the Alliance if he had to go home!
No man should be supported foj
office who does not uphold and
support Alliance demands An imj
portant part of Gen Ellerbe'sjj
speech wasthe following : . ' -,
"I am in favor of the dispensary'
as I have ' announced on nearly
every stump, but Governor Till
man made a blunder in issuing his'
proclamation reopening the dis
pensaries on August 1. He should'
have waited until the Supreme
Court passes npon the 1893 law. It j
was a mistake and the sentiment,
of the people is against it. I ani
willing to work for the law and to
enforce it, but I am no dodger and
no trimmer, and I am going to ex
press my opinion every time, no
matter who it suits. I am gladi
that the'Governor has maria h^ry i
eelf responsible afl^tei^W f>rl
^^S??fn^ngTThe matter vas
not submitted to the State board
of control. If it had been, I as a.
merhber of the hoard would have 1
voted against it. I would have
always advised him when he asked
it.". ' . j
Mr. Ellerbe ended his speech by j
an exhortation to the members of
the Alliance to keep up thgir
organization at all hazards.
SENATOR JOHN GARY EVANS.
followed Comptroller .General
Ellerbe. He said that nobody but j
a blatant demagogue would try to
raise the question of the lawyer
against the farmer. It was only
the -utter desperation of a defeated"
candidate which would do this.
Lawyers would be fools, as would^
every other class of people^ to oppose"
the farmers when they furnish tho
meanB of. livelihood to all other
Mr. Evans, of course, rushed to |
the defence of his boss and attack
ed Mr Ellerbe for his criticism of
Governor Tillman on the Alliance
matter. He said that the Marion
resolutions were introduced as a
lick at Governor Tillman. Ellerbe
himself was opposed Ao the sub
treasury plan, and told me so in
Ellerbe : "You are mistaken. I
said I was opposed to the sub
Evans : "Well, boys, there is no
difference between the plan andi
the bill." [Cheers.]
He said that Ellerbe ought to L
be frank enough to tell the people
that he stands on the same plat- *
form with Governor Tillman.1
When Ellerbe advises you to join t
the Allianc3 he is not a member of rj
it himself. Why doesn't he join
Evans also attacked Ellerbe
about criticising the Governor for^
ordering the reopening of dispenol
saries. He said Ujat;he Governor^
had not made a mistake, and that-f
the board of control had nothing .
to do with it. Tillnau was bohr1
enough and brave fnough to do10
what he thought wis right. Thece
1893 law is still a lp, and if Till-a8
man did not enforo it he ought touj
be impeached. ;[T??n he has beenu.
liable to impeaebnent for three
months past.-Ed'of The N. and c,
Evans ended b; complimenting^
the people of Colmbia on their^g
good behavior athis meeting.
THE SENSATIK OF THE DAY. ^
was caused by .r. Sampsom Pope LA
of Newberry, H announced that
he would not b- a candidate forODD
Governor befor the Reform Con-"*)
vention becaufhe did not con-ty i
sider the plan'ight or just, an^a(j
would make t) race before the re
gular primaryn the last of Augus
Dr Pope thi repeated his wel?D>j
known histoj of "Reform," an?oun
next condened the reopening cry.
the dispens?es. He said: "I a^^
a law-abidif roan, and I interj ,
to obev the^cisions of the highe
Court "in tl? land. The SuprerD? 1
Court has weed upon the Diwint(
peusary it of 1893, and do:^
pursuance that Governor Ti
man had?e dispensaries cloelayD
under Seion 2 of the Act. It 8C?re
left not tthe Governor to mani ?^in
the disp8aries. but to the bot
of contr I am opposed to
reopenr of the dispensary un
the boa of control sanctions
I favor?? law, but I am a pea
"I d't care what faction ;
belonO, you have no right
IOBO &t of the Divine instruct
to lo'Peace. 1 th i uk to reo'
the (pensaries will be to sim
turn?se the floodgates cf
dev?" the people, and blood 1
be flt. That decieion. stand
a8 loes, will cause men to re
thfficers of the law Lnd tl
wpe bloodshed. God grant t
?til be averted," .
RATTLESNAKES AS FOO!
HOWARD, OF KENTUCKY
IN PEEFEEENCE TO AN?
Other Flesh and Has Eaten Them
for Years-Fried Brown.
His Favorite Dish?
I John Henry Howard, of Ken
tucky, eats rattlesnakes. He says
there is no finer delicacy than a
uicy rattler if well cooked. Mr.
oward, who lives on Spy Run
Cieejr, near Vanceburg, Ky., will
therefore never go'hungry as long
as he retains his cunning in cap
turing the reptiles and his recipe
for doing them to a delicious
~ Mr. Howard has been eating rat
tlesnakes for about ten years. Pos
sibly this accounts for his fine ro
iUBt appearance and general good
Keith, and in a measure for the
fat that he weighs 230 pounds.
Tia World correspondent who
?ased him to tell how he acquired
tis strange liking for rattlesnakes,
'One of my uncles told me he
bl heard of people eating rattle
sikes, so out of curiosity, I
thight I'd try one. The woods (
iihe section where I live has allers
bp full of snakes. The next day .
a)r I had been told snakes was [
gd, I started Out on a hunt for a i
riler. I wasn't long in fin,din'
di I hammered his head off, *
to him home, skinned him; and
rio had him in the fryin' pan.
"My. mother and sisters wouldn't T
ay in, the house, while I was
. i t:
<hofci-' nf the^th?ng,^J}U?:*Js .g
ildn't help that. Arter the sar- Ci
it was done, I took him out, put d
n on a plate, peppered him over, d
shed a little vinegar on him an' "
? . n
nt to work. My stomach kinder
mped up in piotest at the first .^
e, but on the second it quieted g.
.vn and received the snake with Ir
.dent satisfaction. b?
'The next day I had another sar- 80
it under my belt, and the day ^
er and so on, until I formed a D*
feet passion for snake fries. De
ar ain't no food on earth that's mt
j better than a fine, fat, well- m'
?d rattlesnake. w*
Young rabbits is good, squirrel 8W
oothsome quails is awful nice,
ng chickens is not tobe sneezed
-but none of 'em has any chance p.
h me if I can git a big, fat we
lesnake. The rattler's flesh gre
ts a good dual like chicken, mg
when it is fryin' the ouors of fon
? exactly like young chickens in
n. I tell you, you won't never tur
w first-class eatin' until ye Parn
me, the glories of a rattlesnake
, , OM OF]
low do yo catch them?" ?
>Vith a forked stick. You see.
apturing snakes for the rabie ^
must be very keorful ter keep ^
from bittin' theirselves. So 1 . ?
a forked stick about five feet . ,
, an' when I find my prey, with rj
ort, quick move I fasten the r^gi
across his neck, about an inch c?m.
t his head. I then hold him &n?
ly with my left hand and with
.ight I stoop down and cut his fa ^
. square off. j
Vhere do I And most of 'em? - .
in bark piles. My part of the
try is a great tan-bark coun
In a month or so after the
is peeled and corded you'll - ?
a rattler or two in every pile. . .
do without snakes in the . .
sr? Oh, no; not much I
uring the summer season I
y stores for winter. I catch g,
s and' across of the sarpents, ?r
'em and dry 'em, and prepare ^
br winter, jest the same as p(
s would store away their .
?r's bacon. Catch me goin' ^
ry in the winter for the want p p
8nakel Not muchl Pm no m'p
hopper to dance through the
1er and starve when the win
id you ever try eating any jj.
snake?" , reyie
is; tried a copperhead-one . _
That done me from then till rece?
It made me sick. Whew 1 I . (
like ter think about that'ar I"
recent issue of a Minnesota ftygL
saysthrr a farmer of that ?onc
raised 1,000 bushels of pop- Blau
corn this year and stored it in a
barn. The barn caught fire, the
corn began to pop and filled a ten
acre field. An old mare in a neigh
boring pasture with defective eye
sight saw the corn, thought it was
snow, and lay down and froze to
The "Beautiful Word" Lady.
There is a good English word
which formerly had several beauti
ful meanings, and which we have
nearly lost the use of these latter
days-"lady/' Its downward course
many have been traced for nearly
twenty years by newspaper jokes
too familiar to bear repetition. We
thought we had reached the bottom
wheo, sometime ago, a witness in
a divorce case testified of the de
fendant that. "She was very much
of a lady when she wasn't drunk."
But since then even lower depths
h?ve been in eyidence.
It is such a pity ! I think we
should at least bemoan its loss
decently and pass some resolutions
of condolence. It was such a
beautiful word, and we do miss it
I do remember-not an apothecary
but two sisters who, when I was a
child, always seemed the per
sonification of the word "ladylike'
to me. They had gentle, quiet
ways of doing things, and low
voices. I couldn't then have ex
plained why it was but somehow
for years afterward I never heard
the word lady with out thinking of
the Mifeses D. j
One thing that made them seem
different from other people was
that they wore their hair only
vaved in front and plain behind,
it a time when it was the fashion
;o have the head look like a last
-ear3 bird's nest iu the wind.
Let us hope that twentieth cen.
ury usage will restore my lady to
1er own again.
Poisoned by Fly Bites.
he Portland (Me) Presj. \
There are a number
ases, some of them very bad and
angerous. A hackman, while
riving a tack in his parlor carpet
it' bis hand, taking off a bit of
ie skin. Soon after a fly lighted
i the exposed spot. He brushed
off, but soon found that he 'was
?owing sick and went to a doctor,
i the meanwhile the hand was
idly swollen and the swelling
ou extended to the arm, and
Dm there to the shoulder. The
te of the fly this season seems to
uncommonly poisonous. Com
Dnly the parties suffering from
tes growing faint, and the spot
1?re the fly injected the poison
SAVANNAH, GA., April 26, '89.
Having used three bottles of P.
P. for impure blood and general
akness, and having derived
iat benefits from tue same, hav
; gained ll pounds in weight in
ir weeks, I take great pleasure
recommending it to all unfor
?ICEOFJ. N. McELROYjDrug't. J
>RLANDO, FLA., April 20, '91. j
isrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah,
lear Sirs-I sold three bottles
P. P. P., large size yesterday,
[ one bottle small size to-day.
'he P. P. P. cured my wife of
umatism winter before last. It
ie back on her the past winter
a half bottle, .$1.00 size, re
ed her again, and she has not
a symptom since,
sold a bottle of P. P. P. to a
nd of mine, one of his turkeys,
aiall one, took sick, and his
i gave it a teaspoonful, that
in the evening, and the little
)w turned over like he was dead,
the next morning was up hoi
ng and well.
J. N. MCELROY.
WANNAH, GA., March 17, '91.
3rs. Lippman Bros., Savannah',
jar Sirs-I have suffered from
matism for a long time, and
?ot find a cure until I found
. P., which completely cured
ELIZA F. JONES,
16 Orange St., Savannah, Ga.
would delight you to view and
w the beautiful lines of
ess which Ramsey & Bland,
ved this week. Magnificent
i elegant line of furniture al
on hand and for sale at
im figures at Ramsey &
[For the ADVERTISER.
A New Law Proposed by Which
the State, Not the Counties, is
to Build all the Bridges,
Work the Roads, etc.
Will Not Be.
MR. EDITOR: In your issue of
the 25th inst., a communication
signed "Less Taxes" complains,
and justly too, that Greenwood is
working to slice off a portion of
the grand old county of Edgefield
to form a new county. While we
would dislike to see old Edgefield
dismembered yet it is not Chris
tianity nor brotherly love io deny
ethers privileges and conveniences
;hat we would demand were we
Dlaced in similar circumstances;
mr can there be much love or sym
)athy evinced by taking that
rhich will be the smallest expense
.nd leaving the burden on the bal
,nce of the old county.
But there is a solution of the
iroblem, and one that should at
nee be demanded of the prospect
?e law-makers, and one too that
lie State could not find any possi
le objection. It is this, in a nut
dell, that the State build and keep
i repair all bridges, ferries, and
iiblic highways. It should be
DU? through the supervisor as
3w, . but the burden should be
>rne by the State and not by the
veial counties as now.. Why?
1st. Bridges, ferries, and public
ghways are not for the private
ie of the counties that build
em, but are free to all.
2nd. Many of the counties are
gutted with streams that are
ipassable without bridges; and
build and keep in repair for the
blic, requires a heavier taxation
an the more favored section.
3rd. To have the State bear the
pense of building and repairing
uld simply equalize taxation
d would carry out one of the
liance demands, "Equal rights
all and special privileges to
1 to remove the only plausible
itruction, that of bridges, ferries.
would cause the State in a few
,rs to have thrice the number of
nties that she now has. and in
end would make taxation light
build up more and better
ools and churches, lessen the
ense of criminals by meting
justice more swiftly. There
many other reasons why the
?.ties should be smaller if taxa
. was levied by the State for the
poses named, but this article is
intended to enumerate them
but to get it before the think
people of the county and State,
objection to the formation of
counties would then banish
gossamer before a gentle
ze. Any section that wanted
w county of not less than a
ted area of, say 400 square
s, and not reducing any other
ity below the minimum would
no objections and feel no em
issment to go to the Legisla
to have it set apart to them,
ided they would tax them
s to erect their public build
court-house, jail, etc.
Igefield is one of the largest
ties of the State, and many of
itizens are so far from the
t House that in order to trans
,ny business will require two
ree days to make the trip and
n. Jurors are forced to serve
tate and county from the re
corners at an actual expense
miselves, besides the loss of
from their business at home,
w, in conclusion, I will ask
rospective law-makers to give
suggestions their earnest
deration and discuss the issue
ie stump before the people,
'hen the law is enacted we can
out of Edgefield four coun
jornering each cn the pump
i Edgefield park, and name
respectively Butler, Tillman,
rt, and Timmerman, and
of Edgefield town a graiid
WYATT H. SEIGLER.
i Spring, S. C., July 26.
[For the ADVERTISER.
Not In lt.
EDITOR. In your last issue
rs an endorsment of W. H.
or the Senate by Johnston
:ratic Club No. 2. This is a
laim, as the club has never
nee its organization some
s ago. and has taken no
ction. If done by a friend
Folk, it only reflects his own
ents. That kind of tactics is
most reprehensive and will deceive
no one, and will do his friend's
_J. W. HARDY.
To the Reformers of Edgcficld
The following address issued by
authority of the State Reform Ex
ecutive Committee explains itself :
To the Reform Votes of South Car- ,
The State Reform Executive
Committee met in the city of Co
lumbia on the 10th day of July,
1894 in obedience to the call of the
chairman, alL counties being re
presented except the counties of .,'
Lexington and Beafort.
It was found necessary to chan
ge the date of the club meetings
and county and State conventions,
ane also to make other changes and
requrements, all of which will ap
pear in the resolutions incorporat
3n herein, and stand in lieu of the
resolutions as adopted by the com
nittee on the 4th day of April
The following are the resolu
1. That a convention for the sug
esti?n of candidates far Governor,
?nd Lieutenant Governor be held
n Columbio, S. C., on the 16th day
I August, 1894, at 12 o'clock m.
2. That said convention be com
osed of delegates elected by con
entions to be held in each country
n Monday, the 13th day of August
894, each county to be entitled to
ouble as many delegates as it has,
spresentatives in both houses of
ie General Assembly.
3. That county conventions
foresaid be composed of delegates
ected by various Reform clubs in
ie county, each club to send one
?legate at large and one delegate
>r every tweuty-five members or
ajorty fraction thereof. In
lose counties where there are no.
stinct Reform clubs the Reform
embers of each club shall be cal
d by the executiqe Reform com
itteeman to meet at the usual
ace of meeting and elect del
ates as aforesaid to the county
nvention :Provided, "That in the
ties of Charleston and Columbia
e number of Reform clubs and
?Hing precincts'shall be left to
s discrtion of the committeeman
said counties. For the purpose
said'election the clubs, af ore
id shall be called to. meet on the
th day-of August, 1894... At.such
tetingn?m?inber shall partici
fe except such as voted for the
form"?elegates "in the August
mary of 1892, and all others
o will pledge themselves to
ide by and support the ticket
jgestedby the State Reform con
ltion of 1894.
[. That all Reform candidates
State offices including Railroad
mmissioners shall publicly an
lhce their candidacy and shall
with the chairman of the State
form committee a pledge to
de by and to support the nomi
s of said convention. That said
dge phall be filed as aforesaid on
lefore the 25th dav of July, 1894.
vote for any candidate shall Jbe
nted in the State convention
) has not complied with the fore
, That the Reformers attending
various club meetings called by
committee on the 11th day of
;ust. 1894, be requested to ex
is.their chioce by ballot for Gov
?r and Lieutenant Governor of
State, and that the chairman
ie delegation of the club to the
lty convention be required to
e return of said choice to the
lty convention to be held on
day of August, 1894.
That in holding the elections
ich Reform clubs provided for
ke place on the 11 th of August, .
, each club is to provide man- .
3 for holding said election.
ie committee adopted tho fol
(solved, that this committee
est to the county Reform con
ions to be held on the loth day
?gust, 1S94, when they elect
jates to the State Convention,
Iso instruct said delegates
her or not to vote for thc
.nating of a full set of State
?rs including the office of Rail
is committee take pleasure in
nending to the consideration
eople of the State the address
d bp the special committee on
Ith of April, 1894.
J. THOMAS AUSTIN,
J. M. GLEDX.
J. R. EARLE,'
H. A. DEAL-,
J. C. OTTS,
accordance with above thc
.mers of Edgeileld county aro .
1 to meet at their respective
precincts on Saturday, Aug.
and the County Convention
lied to meet on Monday, Aug.
at ll o'clock A. M.
J. M. GAINES,
s is the season of the year
the farmers' mind stubbornly
nplates the purchase of
og imptemente, and other
sities in the hardware line,
mal Ramsey & Bland have
red to meet every demand
that line. Visit their store
buying in your supplies.
ig lot of Collar Pads at 35
it Ramsey & Bland's.