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TIIOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 1894.
THE KEB OlOI CONVENTION.
Pursuant to notice the Edgefield
Reform Democratic Convention
met in our court-house on Mon
day of this week.
Col. W. H. Folk was unanimously
elected president of the Conven
tion, a double compliment, as he
was made presiding officer of the
Democratic County Convention of
last week. Mr. B. W. Rushton was
Eighty-four delegates were pres
ent, representing, we believe, all
the Reform clubs in the county.
The votes cast in the clubs on last
Saturday, the 11th instant, were
counted with the following results :
Ellerbe, 280 ?
FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
Dr. Timmerman received more
votes for Lieutenant Govsrnor than
the three candidates for Governor
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Thos. H. Raiusfqrd, 1,181
J. Wm. Thurmond, ,1,176
L. J. Williams, 1,131
B. L. Caughman, 1,127
J. H. Edwards, 954
S. E. Freelaud, 369
DELEGATES TO AUGUST CONVENTION, i
The following delegates were
selected to attend the August Con
vention which assembles in Colum
bia on Thursday of this week:
J. M. Gaiues, T. H. Rainsford,
L. J. Williams, N. G. Evans,
G. M. Kinard, P. N. Lott,
W. R. Parks, S. M. Smith,
A. D. Bates, L. V. Claxton,
J. G. Mobley, Geo. B. Lester.
These delegates were instrucied
to vote for Governor and Lieutc n
ant Governor, but a motion in
structing them to vote for nom
inating a full State ticket was
DELEGATES TO SEPTEMBER CONVEN- \
W. W. Padgett, R. B.Timmerman
J. G. Penn, W. A. Cheatham,
J. C. Drafts, L. J. Courtney,
S. E. Freeland, P. B. Lanham,
A. B. Watson, W.P.Timmerman
N.G.Evans, Gary Caughman.
The following resolution, s offered
by Mr. J. W. Johnson were adopted :
WHEREAS, Some of the Reform
candidates haue not pledged them
selves to abide the result of the
Reform primary of Ihe 11th inst.,
therefore, be it
Resolved, By the convention of
Reformers assembled at Edgefield,
Aug. 13th, that we cannot support
such candidates, and pledge our
selves not to support such, and vre
recommend to the Reformers of
the State to do likewise.
The administration hopes to run
the blind tigers out of existence
by putting down the price of liquor.
"Warranted U. S. SO proof and
chemically pure" is being put on
sale now at 25 cents a half pint, or
$2 a gallon.
Forty-five pounds of corn are
said to be worth only a cent and a
half in Russia to-day and many
farmers are sending their cattle
into the fields as the cost of har
vesting would exceed the price of
Silver dollars are now being J
?coined at the New Orleans mint at
the rate of $1,000,000 per month,
under the directions of the Secre
tary of the Treasury.
For the first time in history corn
sold for 7 cents a bushel more
than wheat. This was in Chicago.
Grasshoppers are said to be do
ing great damage in Shelby and
Tipton counties, Tenn.
Fifty-one deaths from heat oc
curred in New York during the
week ending Aug. 4th.
The Appletons will soon bring]
out a life of Robert E. Lee by j
[For the ADVKKTI.SE/:.
Second Congressional District
Ata meeting of the Second Con
gressional District Council held at
Aiken, by call of R. H. Timmer
man, on July 25th, at 3 P. M., the
majority of the counties were rep
resented. After the regular routine
of business the following officers
were chosen :
W. S. Bamberg, President, Bam
berg, S. C.
E. B. Taylor, vice-President,
Aiken, S. C.
R. H. Timmerman, Secretary,
Timmerman, S. C.
G. L. Toole, District Lecturer,
Montmorenci, S. C.
Wanted-5,000 bushels Edge
field raised Red Rust Proof Oats.
Apply tc-W. W. Adams.]
[For the ADVERTISER
Holston's Cross Roads Endorses
M. A. Whittle.
WHEREAS, We know M. A. Whit
tle to be a true, firm, solid, and
competent business man and true
Reformer, and remembering his
faithful services as County Com
Resolved 1. That we the mem
bers of Holston's X Road Club
hereby pledge him our unanimous
vote, and heartily recommend him
to the voters of Edgefield county
for the office of Supervisor.
Resolved 2. That a copy of these
resolutions be published in the
[For the ADVERTISER.
Gray Township Endorses AV. H.
Yeld?ll for R. R. Com
The following resolutions were
passed by the Reform Club of Gray
Township by unanimous vote :
WHEREAS, We, the Reformers of
Gray Township, have known Hon
W. H. Yeldell for years as a man
of high moral and Christian char
acter; and, whereas, from the very
beginning of the Reform Move
ment he has been constant and un
tiring in his efforts to promote the
welfare of the people :
Resolved 1. That we heartily en
dorse him as a candidate for Rail
road Commissioner, and commend
him to the full confidence and sup
port of the Reformers of the State.
Resolved 2. That copies of these
resolutions be sent to the ADVER
TISER and Register for publication
J. W. AITON, Pres
J. K. DEVORE, Sec'ty.
Red Hill Club.
WHEREAS, We the neighbors and
friends of Hon? W. J. Talbert, who
know him best and watch him
closest, have noted with pride the
course pursued by him in the na
tional legislature, his strenuous
and bold efforts to carry into effect
every plank of the Democratic
platform, and his willingness at
all times to give his labor or strike
a blow for the welfare of his con
stitucnts; therefore, be it
Resolved 1. That we, the mem
bers of his home club, do herebv
heartily endorse his stand and
course in Congress, and commend
him to the voters of the Second
Congressional district for re-elec
tion, knowing thai in him we will
have a safe, conservative, and ever
watchful member, and that the
interest of his constituency will
be as carefully guarded in the fu
ture as in the past.
Resolved 2. That the county pa
pers and Columbia Register be so
Mcited to publish this resolution.
J. H. BUSSE Y, Pres.
A. J. MCDANIEL, Sec'ty.
[For the ADVKHTISKR.
Hilder Reform Club.
WHEREAS, we the members of the
Hibler Reform Democratic Chi
having known the Hon. Wm. H
Yeldell all of our lives, he havin
been born add reared iu our midst
and knowing him tobe a man hon
orable and unimpeachable in char
acter, standing high in his church
as a Christian gentleman, alwa\
first in every enterprise looking to
the interest and welfare of his peo
pie; and, whereas, in politics he
has been one of the pioneers of the
Reform Movement in this State
having served us faithfully and
with distinction in the Legislature
for six years, and there, as well as
on every "stump" in our county,
he has been true to and has de
fended the principles of Reform
against a great pressure and for
midable opposition ; and knowing
him to be eminently qualified for
the position of Railroad Commis
sioner; and knowing that he is en
titled to Birnie recognition at the
hands of the Reformers of the
State ; therefore, be it
Resolved, That we heartily en
dorse him and urge the Reformers
throughout the State to give him
tho nomination for Railroad Com
A. GILCHRIST, Pres. 11
Report of the Grand Jury.
To the Hon. James Aldrich, Pre
siding Judge, August Term of
Court for Edgefield county:
We, the Grand Jurors of Edge
field county, having passed upon
all bills of indictment presented
to us, beg leave to make the follow
We respectfully present the re
port of the special investigating
committee appointed at the March
term of court, to investigate the
public offices, etc., and thut the
same has been adopted as a part of
We beg leave to call the atten
tion of the court to the fact that
certain necessary and important
repairs to the jail, made in our re
port at the March term, have not
been attended to, and we ask that
the proper official's at lent ion be
called to look after the same at
Complaint has been made to us
by certain taxpayers of Shaw
Township and also Trenton School
District, that thoro is a discrep
ancy existing ia reference to taxes
having been paid on certain rail
road bonds. We, therefore, reef m.
mend that the County Corni
ers be instructed to emplc
pert accountant to make a c
and full settlement on th
and that no further levy b
against the taxpayers in
therein until said settlei
We have examined th
Justice books presented to
find the same in very good
tion ; but we recommend th
after the Trial Justices be r
to present their books in
so that they can be examinr
carefully by the Grand Ju
attention be called to the gi
pense imposed upon the cor
sending up trivial cases th
should dispose of in thei
courts. Certain Trial Justici
ing failed to present their
for examination, we comme;
they present the same at tl
vember term or a rule be
against them to show cauE
they refused to submit the
Complaint has been made
of the following facts : That
about the 30th day of April
the following named perse
wit : Rev. J. G. Derrick, Joh
1er, Richard Weaver,
Weaver, Mary Butler, and tw
dren of Richard and Shady W1
were poisoned by one Pink
Tink Hill, and that said Hi]
sequedtly made a full conf
of the same in the presence
liable witnesses. Said Hil
arrested and held in custoc
certain citizens of the vicinii
til they could get F. V. Ci
Esq., Trial Justice for the ju
district, to issue a warrant
commitment for the same,
said Trial Justice and his di
(his sou, Cooper) by their
neglect and carelessness, al]
said prisoner, Pink alias Tink
to escape; we therefore re
mend that the Solicitor be req
ed to take such action as is n
sary in the case, and that Jo!
Salter, Dr. J.J. Kirksey, E
Graham, Tom Hill, John Dc
and Armstead Hill are mat
witnesses in said case.
We thank your Honor, the
licitor, and officers of the coin
courtesies extended to us.
W. S. AT.LE
REFONT OF SPECIAL CO MM I TTE
To Hon. W. S. Allen, Foren
and members of the Grand Jv
pointed at the last March tern
court to inspect the county off
and records thereof, beg leav
submit the following:
1st. The Clerk of Court's of
we report as having an old ?
dingy appearance as to its fui
ture and walls, and reflects uj
those of our county officials, wh
duty it is to see that the coui
offices are provided with neat a
suitable furniture, and kept ii
more comfortable condition. }
:all attention to the tables, des!
ind cases, and especially the ce
ing and walls, that should be :
paired at once. Mr. Hill, the eJ
lient Clerk of Court, has his boo
iud records in good order, ai
iept in a commendable mann<
[Ie reports having received sin
;he 1st of November last: fin
mposed by the court $247.65, ar
:rom hawkers and pedlers $53.3
i total of $300.95, for which 1
lolds the County Treasurer's r
jeipt. Of the one hundred and fi-}
Dension checks issued, all ho.\
Deen delivered except five, viz
Ellen Matthews, Polly Whittli
Elizabeth DeLoach, M. A. McDar
el, and Nancy Berry, which ar
itill in the hands of the Clerk, ur
jailed for by proper persons.
In the Sheriff's office we find th
furniture, etc., in even a wors
condition than in the Clerk's office
n lack of office facilities. We fini
,he books in excellent order, show
ngthat the dutieg of the office an
properly and efficiently discharged
fhe Sheriff reports no funds oi
Judge of Probate Allen has hil
)flice in fine order, bootes, records
?tc, making a creditable exhibit
Elis index book is much worn from
ong use, and we recommend thal
ie be furnished a new book for
:hat purpose, and that he be allow
ed proper compensation for re-in
lexing the same. Pie reports $210
)D hand belonging to the estate of
M. A. Schenks, on deposit, in the
("armers Bank, of Edgefield.
The ofiico of W. F. Roath, Alas
ter, has a bright, cleanly, and busi
ness-like appearance; his books
nr i thou t blur or blot, and all the
evidences of being correctly and
properly kept. Ile reports funds
DH band belonging to sundry estates
amounting to $1,358.23, which he
has on deposit in the Farmers
Rank, of Edgefield.
The County Commissioners
Looks, as far as we are able to ex
amine, are in good order. The
books show that they expended for
county purposes for the fiscal year
anding Nov. 1st, 1893, the sum of
*1G,()47.4S. Of this amount they
paid for jail expenses, $1,192.20;
for Poor House, $1,707.15; physi
cian's salary for Jail and Poor
House, .$135. They have obtained
a loan of $10,000 to meet the cur
rent county expenses for this fiscal
year, ending Nov. 1st, '94. They
also inform your committee that
there is no past indebtedness
against the county.
County Auditor Haltiwanger has
his books in a commendable shape
and exhibits to the satisfaction of
your committee a thorough under
standing of the intricate duties of I
his office. His office is neatly kept
but tho furniture and conveniences
therein are totally unfit for "the
needs of their office. The total tax
able personal property of the
county for 1893-'94 is valued at
$1,346,570; value of real ty, $3,871
040. The railroads and corpora
tions are not included in the above
amount, the returns therefor not
yet all received by the Auditor
but his books so far as he has been
able to complete them, show an
increase in the total value of real
and personal property of $140,550
over that of 1892-'93.
Owing to the absence of the
County Treasurer and School Com
missioner, your committee were
unablo to make as thorough an ex
amination into th -ir respective
offices as they wished, and ask
that further time be allowed to re
port at the next November term of
"We note, with fear of the conse
quences, the total insufficiency for
fire protection and safe keeping of
valuable papers and books in sev
?eral of the county offices; there
being really no safety at all in the
Clerk of the Conrt's, Sher.ff's, and
County Commissioners' offices, said
offices being without even iron
safes. Your committee think it
very important that these offices
should have good safes furnished
them at once.
J. M. COBB,
D. R. DURISOE,
R. B. HI GHES,
For Sale or Exchange for Oats.
Bacon, Hams, Shoulders, Lard,
Cottolene, Meal, Flour, Grits, Salt,
Sugar, Coffee, Soapt Soda, Starch,
Tobacco. Rice, Plantation Hard
ware, and in fact everything in the
staple and fancy grocery and plan
tation hardware line.
W. W. ADAMS.
Farm bells for sale by Ramsey
The Old Hickory Wagons, in
compaiable forever, still take the
lead even'where. Ramsey & Bland
can supply ynu and send you home
Subscribe to the Edgefield AD
In stock or made to suiti
your wants. Galvanized Iron
used, is of best quality. Sheets
C. A. AUSTIN,
JOHNSTON, S. C.
IHAVE two or three milch cows for
sale cheap, or will trade for dry cat
tle. W. L. LEWIS.
Overseers of Roads.
ALL overseers will put their respect
ive roads in good order by the 15th
of August, 1S94, without fail, as some j
of them have been neglected. All loose
stones must be removed, and over-j
hanging brush cut.
J. A. WHITE,
D. W. PADGETT,
J. W. BANKS,
C. C. E. C.
Richmond & DanviLe Ralroafl Co
SOUTH CAROLINA DIVISION.
Condensed Schedule, in effect January 17, 1S92.
Trains run by 7th Meridian Time.
Lv New York.. 4.30PM 12.15nt 4.30PM
" Philadelphia 6.57 " 3.50AM 6.67 -
Baltimore... 9.45 "
V" Washington.12.00 "
Charlotte j 9.35 "
6.50 " 9.45 "
11.10 ? 11.20 "
10.25 " 10.20 "
2.00 " 1.30 4
" Chester. 3.44 "
" Winnsboro. 4.40"
ft Columbia j .
" Johnston. 8.12 "
" Trenton. 8.28 "
" Graniteville . S.55 "
Ar Augusta. 9.30"
" Savannah. 6.30 "
" Augusta.. .
" Trenton -
" Chester -
" Rock Hill ..
" New York..
10 50 "
8.36 " 10.34 "
10.30 "12 00 "
9.46 " 8.38AM
11.35 " 10.08"
3.00 " 12.35 "
6.20 " 3.20PM
An Old Doctor's Favorite.
Dr. L. M. Gillam, who practiced
medicine over forty years, origi
nated, used, claimed that Botanic
Blood Balm, which has now been
in use about fifty-five years, was
the best tonic and blood purifier
ever given to the world. It never
fails to cure the most malignant
ulcers, sores, rheumatism, catarrh
and all skin and blood diseases.
Price per large bottle, $1.00. For
salo by druggists.
rms SCHOOL WILL OPEN ON THE
FIRST MONDAY IR SEPTEMBER.
Rates or Tuition from $1.00 to $4.00, subject to the p"d
rata reduction from the Public School Fund.
Board in private families, or with the Principal, can be
had for $10.00 per month.
For further information, address
L. R. GWALTNEY, PRINCIPAL.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Due West Female College,
Due West, S. C.
Do You Want
To go to College next session ?
A thorough education ?
Special advantages in Music and Art ?
A School with a good health record ?
A pleasant school home ?
A satisfactory boarding department ?
Value received for the money you pay?
lip Hfren? tlj? Due mest Female College.
Next Session Begins OCTOBER 1, 1894.
Send for Catalogue. MRS. L. M. BONNER, Principal.
_ H. E. BONNER, Vice-Principal.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Session Opens Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 1894.
Three Courses leading to degrees. Preparatory Department under
thorough management; two years' course. New facilities for the study
nf Chemistry, etc.
Expenses ol' session, including board, room, washing, wood, and
lights, $98 to $128. For furthnr information or Catalogue, write to
G. W. HOLLAND, PH. D., D.D., President.
S:PA:R,TA.?T:BTJ:R,<3-, s, c.
JAS. H. CARLISLE, IvL. IX, Preset.
Two Full Courses.
Necessary expenses for one year, One Hundred ?ind.
I^ift.y ?Dollar?. For Catalogue address,
cr. A. G-AMEWELL,
Secretary of Faculty.
f URMAN UNIVERSITY
C3-E,BE3STV"IXJIJE; S. C.
The Next Session Will Begin SEPTEMBER 26, 1894.
For Catalogue or for information about Courses of Study, Mess
Halls, Private Boarding, or other details, apply to the President,
C, JD. MA^LY.
Continental Fire Insurance Company,
ESTABLISHED IN 1S52.
American Fire Insurance' Company,
ESTABLISHED IN 1810.
Virginia State Fire Insurance Comp'y,
ESTABLISHED IN IS66.
Fidelity and Casualty Accident Comp'y
OF NEW YORK.
I represent the above first-class companies and can write yon any
kind of Insurance. I also write DWELLING IN THE
When you travel get one of my ACCIDENT TICKETS.
25 cents a day for $5,000 insurance.
W. J. MeKERALL, Agent,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Policies Written at Trenton and Johnston.
The Je v?rellei%
Corner Broad and McIntosh Streets.
JOHN R. SCHNEIDER
Successor to E. R. SCHNEIDER,
-IMPOKTKK. WHOLX8AU AND RKTAII. IsKALKB IK
Fine Wines, Brandies, f Mies, Bin, Porter Ale, Mineral Waler
Tobacco, Cigars, Etc.
All orders for Private or Medical use shall have my promp! and
Agent for Veuve-Clicquot Ponsardin Urbana Wine Company, An
leuser-Bnsch Brewing Association.
601 ar/ : ? ? load Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD
/. C. LEVY & CO.,
TA IL OR. FI7 CL O THIERS,
AUGUSTA. - GEORGIA,.
Have now in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING
Hie largest ?took ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods whic.i are
not 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
make our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest customers
Polite attention to all. A call will be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.,
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA.
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