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ri'OS. J. ADAMS, ..... EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1S95.
Silver is on the rise in New
York. There is just a little hope
Vice President Steveuson and
his family w.ll spend the summer
On Thursday of last week a large
portion of the ancient city of St.
Augustine, Fla., was destroyed by
The Cubau revolt is said to be
gathering force ana power and is
already beyond the control of the
local, island government.
Reports come of great drougts
in the Northwest. The lack of
moisture in the soil at this time
of the vear is without parallel in
the history of the region.
The prospect of war. with Spain
is growing beautifully less. Nowa
days nations wisely pay indemni
ty for insults offered to fla?;s and
citizens of other nations instead of
mceti'ig'upon the tented field.
The Secretary of the Treasury
bas ordered that ail the gold bul
lion in the treasury vaults shall
be coined at once. The amount of
bullion thus to be converted into
money is forty-two millions of dol
lars. It is estimated that the bulk
of this large sum will be made in
to coin by the first of July.
What is the use i.f a new party
es'ablished in the interest of free
silver when both tho old parties
will favor it in their platform next
year? No, it isn't a new party we
want but a stricter adherence by
the oi'l parties to their platforms.
It would be especially disastrous
to the South to .take up with any
such new fad as a free silver par
ty, as it would most certainly elect
a republican president in 1S96, to
say nothing of both houser of
Congress, which are already re
publican. Who knows but such a
combination would re-enact the
United States Consul Morris af
Gheat Belgium, in a special re
poit to the Slate department at
Washington D. C.,. describes a
process of making artificial cot
ton which has been remarkably,
successful, the product bding much
cheaper than the natural cqtton
andpossessidg most of its quali
"The basis is wood pulp which
by a course of treatment fully de
scribed by the consul, is changed
into pure celuloseand spun thread
and then woven into cloth. It re
sembles ordinary cotton, but has a
slight, defect which, however, it
may be easy to remedy-that is, it
is not as strong as the natural pro
duct. It weaves and works well
and can be dyed as well as cotton.
By coating it with parafine and
passing it over a glass, a beautiful
brilliancy may be given to it.
Much greater strength eau be im
parted by parchmentizing when
it acquires a semi-transparency."
The New Constitution.
The Augusta Evening News an
nounces that in the new Constitu
tion for this State, to be adopted
in the September Convention, the
following clauses will appear.
"Woman suffrage will be adopt
ed to the extent of allowing every
woman a vote who pays taxes
upon property to the value of $100
All mule citizens paying taxes
upon a like amount of property
?will be al'owed two votes, all oth
er males, or those who pay only a
poll tax or upou property less i-han
the amount above named, allowed
only one vote.
This is the'plan that will be ad
vocated by one of Carolina's
brainest men, and it is said with
the co-operation of ex-Governor
Tillman. And it is thought that
it will bo adopted with but slight
modifications, if, indeed, any at
It is also claimed that it does
not conflict with the Federal Con
stitution,, and will forever secure
to our sister State chat which it
most craves-white supremacy.
The plan is certainly a novel
and unique one, and if adopted,
its workings will be watched with
interest all over thc country.
Whenever balls and dancing
parties have been the rule, relig
ious experience has declined, re
ligious aggressive efforts have been
paralyzed, back-sliding from the
church has increased, the people
have lost interest in benevolence
ness, and generali}' the cause of
religion has suffered. On the oth
er hand, we have found that where
Christians were active, devoted,
and faithful, where additions were
being made to the churches, where
reformations were in progress and
souls being saved-where, in a
word, the religious element pre
dominated, there this amusement
could not find subsistence, but al
ways declined before such influ
ences. This forces upon us the
conviction that the ball room and
its associations and the church of
Christ are opposites. They cannot
flourish together. They are utter
ly irreconcilable, and those who
are for the one are against the
other. The success of one is cer
tain death to the other. The friends
of one cannot consistentty be
friends of the other.-Selected.
WHITE' WIGED PEACE.
SHE NOT ONLY HOVERED
O'ER THE SCENE BUT
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 27.
'The Forty" conference has been
held and it was even a greater
success than those who called it
hoped for. There were about
eight\'-five delegates present, rep
resenting almost every county in
/he State. Peace and harmony
characterized all the deliberations
and great good is expected to re
sult from their work.
T. J. Kirkland read the call of
the convention aud explained its
objects. Lieutenant Governor
Timmerman was then unanimous
ly elected chairman, being nomi
nated by W. L.Mauldin. He made
a patriotic and touching address
upon the great work before the
DR. TIMMERMAN'S SPEECH.
Ou taking the chair Dr. Tim
merman addret-sed the convention
as follows :
"To be called upon to preside
over a convention of representa
tive men of South Carolina, met
for so high, so noble, and so patri
otic a purpose as securing unity
among tbe white citizenship of the
State in electing delegates to the
Constitutional convention, is no
small honor. I appreciate it and
thank you most sincerely, gentle
men of the convention, for the un
sought aud unexpected distinc
tion. If, in the providence of
God, I shall be permitted to lend
my humble aid and influence to
no other worthy object besides
this-the reconciliation of politi
cal differences and alienations be
tween fellow Democrats of this,
my native State, I feel that 1
could well rejoice that this be the
crowning act of my political life,
believing that no higher testimo
ny of my devotion and patriotism
could be transmitted to my poster
ity aud people than in thus labor
ing for peace and good-will in the
common interest of all. I have
lived too long-I have advanced
too far to the short side of life-to
be impelled by any other motive
than the promotion of the highest
good of all, morally, socially, ma
terially, and politically. And I
trust that the same sentiment of
patriotism which pervades my
own bosom finds ready lodgment
iu the breast of every member of
this convention. These arothe times
which try men's souls. The dark
pall of financial gloom canopies
this broad laud, from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, from Maine to Tex
as. Every consideration of home,
kof progress, of expectation for
common good, demands that we
sink self and selfish ends out of
mind-that we forget, FO far as
may be, the past, look to the fu
ture ; that we be brethren again,
socially and politically, and dwell
together in peace and harmony.
Let the guiding star of our actions
to-day be moderation,.mutual for
bearance, and concession, wisdom
and patriotism, and we will dis
charge the duties acceptably and
prove that only high purposes
have called us together."
Dr. Timmerman was frequently
interrupted by applause, heartily
D. Mac L Berrell, of Charleston,
and H. L. Thompson, of Darling
ton were elected secretaries.
A committee on platforms and
resolutions of two from each con
gressional district was appointed.
The convention confirmed the in
vitation extended by the execu
tive committee to various gentle
men to sit with the convention.
Adjournment for supper was then
Upon reassembling the report
was read and after a number of pa
triotic and earnest speeches, the
report with minor amendments
was adopted as follows:
To the People South Carolina:
This conference of reformers
and conservatives of the democrat
ic party of this State met in res
ponse to the call issued January
23rd, 1895, by the executive com
mittee of the reformers who put
forth the address of December
18th, notes with pleasure that
leading representatives of the two
factions have begun work to the
ends expressed in that call and
We ; ordially welcome others
and invite in the cooperation of
all who favor a combination of
the wisdom and patriotism of the
State, regardless of faction, in the
labor of the reconstruction of our
organic law. In common with all
patriotic people of the State, we
lament that the democratic party
of the State, 60 long united and
invincible, has been torn asunder
? by strife and its unity endangered
by the bitterness of factional
spirit. The causes which have
led to the unhappy results need
not be considered and should not
now be discussed. In view of the
coining convention, in order that
the honor of the State may be pre
served and the welfare of the peo
ple protected and promoted, it is
of vital importance that factional
lines be ignored if not obliterated
in the soled ion of delegate.-! to the
convention. Thus, and thus only,
can the new constitution become
the bond aud seal of union among
the people of South Carolina.
Therefore, we recommend that
in the election of delegates to the
constitutional convention only
men of prudence and patriotism
be chosen and that they bc divi
ded equally between the factions
as now existing as far as practica
ble. When equal division is im
possible, that such fair division be
made as iwill best subserve the
great purpose of securing white
uuity and a non-partisan constitu
2d. That we are unalterably and
irrevocably pledged to the supre
macy of Anglo Saxon civilization
in every part and department of
our government to be secured by
fair and censtitutional methods.
But this eau only be accom
plished by th? unity of our peo
3rd. Wo ha\e unbounded faith
in the people and confidently trust
them to select delegates to tbe
constitutional convention to rep
resent tho opinions with an eye
single to their fitness for the great
work that will confront them.
With a convention so chosen,
the people will be satisfied wilt)
the constitution it will adopt.
4th. To put the objects of the
conference into practical effect
and to promote the accomplich
ment thereof, . we recommend the
appointment of a Slate executive
committee to be composed of two
from each county, whose duty it
shall be forthwith to prepare and
promulgate a plan of organization
of all the democrats iu the State
who are in sympathy with the ob
jects and purposes herein declaied.
J. TowiNzs ROBERTS.
Resolutions of thanks to Chair
man Timmerman were unani
mously passed and the convention
Timmerman will appoint a
working committee provided for
at his leisuie.
A Letter From Peabody College,
MR. EDITOR: I again hav? Iii"
pleasure of writing your pan? r ?>
few notes. I love to writ? to a pa
per which I think ?ind feel luis
tho intsrest of th? people at heart.
Such :i paper 1 leno the ADVKK
Our college is continually in
creasing in number ol* students.
The buildings are too sm zi IJ now
to accommodate the large number
of attendants, but when this col
logo gets that two million dollar
fund in 1897, she will hoist lier
head as the greatest institution in
the South. We understand thal
Georgia is bidding high for th'
Peabody fund, but. from all :ip
|)e:?rancr-s at this time it will be
left in Tennessee.
The legislaiure of Tennessee
sent a committee of twelve to look
after the interest of this college
last week. And we think th.it
body will give the Peabody Col
lege twenty thousand dollars this
year instead of fifteen thousand
the amount heretofore annually
We noticed not long since that
some one, writing to your paper,
condemed the legislature of South
Carolina for appropriating so
much money for the different col
leges of the State on the ground
that the few only were benefitted
by these appropriates. The gen
tleman may have been honest in
his convictions and thought he
was advocating economy on the
part of the State. Doubtless he
was moved by motives of justice
when he asserted that only the few
were benefitted, while the whole
pedple had to furnish the means.
But the gentleman has not looked
beyond the first analysis of his
subject. Is it possible that only
tbs few who attend college are the
ouly ones benefitted by the edu
cation they acquire? Such an as
sertion seems to me to be the
height of absurdity. Do not a
man's surroundings in a great
measure determine the man? Such,
at leabt, is the opinion of the
wisest and most logical thinkers
of the world. The progr?s* of a
nation is determined by the intel
ligence of its people. The civili
zation of the individual is based
upot' the civilization of the com
munity in which he lives. A man
who hails from a vicinity noted
for its immorality, will be watched
wherever he goes, because the civ
ilization of the community is the
civilization of the man. Let us
illustrate*: Kere are two commu
nities; in one there are no college
students. The people, knowing
nothing about the higher branches
of education, and not much about
the lower branches, pay little at
tention to the education of their
children. They don't yant that
which they do not desire, and they
can't desire that which they do
not know, hence young men and
women grow up in ignorance, void
of intelligence, refinement, and,
to a great degree, void of religion.
In this state of affairs, morality
struggles for existence, and the
word enlightenment suffers death.
On the other hand, there is the
community, in which, many schol
ars live. There is the scientific
farmer with numbers of copyists ;
there is the good physician, lhere
is the brilliant lawyer, the model
school teacher. Not only these
professional men are benefitted,
but all classes, surrounded by a
wholesome iulluence, are raised to
a higher plain of civilization, and
thus we see the contrast between
the two communities.
Now wh.at is true of the commu
nity is true of the State at large,
because the State, after all, is
nothing but a largo community.
Whether ?i man is educated or
not, he certainly feels the influ
ence of education. Wc need the
scholar, and must have him, if we
prosper as a nation. There can
certainly be no mistake in the ap
propriation of money for the sup
port of colleges, and a legislature
that ignores this fact, ignores the
one Hiing most needful.
There was in Nashville a f?w
days ago a man who c'aimed that
he could read anybody's thoughts,
many of the students here went to
see him, and the mystery of all is
that he surely can read another
por?oil's thoughts by simply tak
ing hold of the perso'n's hand.
This is something strange. He
said it was no ^supernatural power
by which ho read others thoughts,
but that it was possib'e for every
one to do the same thing to a cer
tain degree, if he or she knew how.
It however seems to be a question
pressing for a psycological an
swer, and will give the modern
philosopher food for considerable
It peoras to me that "Peda
gogue" ought to be Buttering from
a 'wipe tut." "Pedagogue," let
me say that a man can not have
everything his own way these
times. I am afraid you were too
outspoken all at once. A man has
to go on the reasoning plan more
or less, and not on the dogmatical.
I fear, if you keep up the course
you so bravely began, you will get
like a man in a hornet's nest.
Au Edgefield Lawyer Has a Plan
to Eliminate Cuffce Wbicl?
is Respectfully Referred
to Constitution Makers.
MR. EDITOI? : The only obstacle
in the way of restricting the righi
of sufl'rage to the white man in
South Carolina and to incorpora
ting such restriction in our new
State Constitution to be adopted
in September next, is the 15tb
Amendment to the Constitution of
the United States which reads as
foi lows :
"The right of citizens of the
United Slates lo vote shall not be
denied or abridged by the United
Slates or by any State on account
of race color or previous condition
I have given this subject iijlic
I hough I rind propose that the fol
lowing lie made a clause in our
hew Shite Constitution.
"That no kinky-haired person
white or black, shall.pv^r be H
Itiwftd t?' V'le in an'v election jo
[II such a clause thor" i* un ref
pren ce I" ''nice color ur previou
condition nf servitud'-." And it is
no! in II nv sense obnoxious to th?
provisions of liv* said lath Amend
ment ib ive quoted.
EdgefH.l, Anni 1, '95.
A Fair Proposition as to a Divi
sion of tit? Delega Mon.-The
Death of a Good Man.
MK. EDITOII: AS tbs goal and
lamb liaVH lain down together
each Huck should exercise th? ut
most goryl failli toward the other
and heal for all limo the un for tu
nate breach now existing betwnei
.he two factions-cleanse -both
Hocks in the same pool and make
a selection based on deserts, re
gardless of whether the delegates
are Cashmere goals or Merino
sheep. I am a reformer and agree
with the forty; let our delegation
be composed of both goats and
Who will be the candidates for
|the convention from this county,
is a question the people are begin
ning t-o ask wi*, h considerable anx
iety. Now, there is no lack of
material, and good material at
that ; we have'heard the names of
various farmers proposed for the
convention and any of those pro
posed would make acceptable del
egates, but a goodly number re
fuse to enter the race ; and so it is
with the lawyers, some of them
positively refuse te allow their
names used and decline to be can
didates. The fact is, there seems
to be a desire to have as few can
didates in the field as possible
and every means employed to
avoid a bi'ter or even a hot cam
I suggest the following ticket,
and when they "git th.ir" they
must behave themselves: B. R
Tillman, J. C. Sheppard. R. B
Watson, N. G. Evans, H. H,
Townes, and J. B. Suddath.
Gentlemen will ynv kindly serve
us? County of Edgefield, will you
not lay aside all prujudice and
vote unanimously for this conserv
H. H. Townes, without his con
sent or knowledge, was last No
vember placed on the independent
ticket, hut at his box on election
day, the day be first ascertained it.
be denounced the action of the
parties who did it, I am informed,
and publicly requested that he be
not voted for, and he aud his son
voted the regular Democratic tick
et aud cast their vote also for the
This section is'greatly grieved
over the death of Mr. Joseph Thur
mond, a man whose name wher
ever known is the 8}'uonym of
honor and success-one of the
largest farmers on the wesl side,
and one of few men who made
money on negro labor. He accu
mulated a handsome property an 1
proved himself an exception to the
mle that a liberal man cannot
Affable, genial, and whole-soul
ed J. Wm. Thurmond has been
amongst us recently. Scarcely had
he left when he was summoned,
together with his mother, to the
bedside of his dangerously Bick
sister, Mrs. P. B. Whatley.* Mrs.
Whatley, al tho'she has been very
near death's door, is now conva
RIP VAX WINKLE
Fal fa, March HO.
All old r -milers having uni
forms and accoutrements belong
ing lo tho company and nor en
listing on new roll, are urgently
requested lo turn over same by
20lli April to the quartermaster, as
we want lo equip others for the in
spection on Ma}' the ord.
" J. M. MAYS,
April 2. (?uartcrmasler.
Now is thc time to take
? Cotton Fertilizer,
Purchase only such fertilizers for cotton which contain at
?least 3 to 4^ actual potash.
For Corn, Fertilizers should contain 6 fe Potash.
Poer results arc due enlirely to deficiency of Potash.
Wc will gladly send you our pamphlets on thc Usc of Potash.
They a?e sent tree, lt will cost you nothing to read them, and they will sr.vc you
doii.ira. GERMAN KALI WORKS, 93 Nassau Street, New York.
JOHNSTON and EDGEFIELD,
Vehicles of all Kinds, - - Fine Harness, Saddles,
FURNITURE and COFFINS, " - - H ARD WA HE.
il ni Aupsta Coln Gins id Pre?
Lange StocR of Elpes, CUBED m Goos.
I nH/IDADR 5 IRON WORKS AND
LUIVlDAr?U (SUPPLY COMPANY.
^U&UST^rV, Gr A..
flachinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
jSP?T" Get our Prices before you buy.
WM. SeHWEisERT & Co.,
.-HAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS THU Fl-VEST STOCK OK -
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
?in<l Sil Ver Novelties,
ver displayed in the oily. Wii^n visiting th?* idly yon .-ire invited tn inspect
ur slock ?inti get prices.
ZR/FILIJLBLE GOODS OJSTLY,
rOR, J} HO A I) und 7 TU S TTEE'I\ - A Vd (.'STA, OA
Isn't the word when you speak
f N. Y's. fish. They do not need
) be chn wed. All I hat you have to
0 is to eliminate the few bones
nd let 'em go down.
FRESH WATER AND SALT.
The choicest varieties, E. G.
had, Trout, Sheephead, Mullet,
ream &c, And at prices that
ould make the piscatorial tribes
lush for very shame at their
ome in the evening or come in the
ame when you're looked for,
r come without warning,
smile and a welcome
rill be there before you,
nd the oftener you come here
he more I'll adore you.
Fishmonger and Purveyor for
ll the people.
WE PAY CASH
For Old Gold ?md Old Solid
Silver; also Surplus Wedding
Presents in Solid Silver bought.
Julius R. Watts & Co., Jewelers,
57 WHITEHALL ST., ATLANTA, GA.
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
y J. D. Allen, Esq., Probate Judge.
?7HEREAS, E. R. Steadman hath
ry made suit tome, to grant him Let
xs of Administration of the estate
id effects of A. W. Kennerly, dee'd.
TIIEJK ARK THEREFORE, to cite and
Imonish all and singular the kindred
id creditors of the said A.
T. Kennerly deceased, that they
? and appear before me, in the Court
! Probate, to be held at Edgefield C.
., on the nth of day April next,
ter publication hereof, at ll o'clock
i the forenoon, to show cause, if any
icy have, why the said Adminis
ation should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this the 25th
day of March, Anno
T / Domini 1895. Published on
Lu?, j tne o7l|, day of March in
the Edgefield ADVERTISER.
J. D. ALLEN,
You will meet at Edgefield prepar
ed for a mounted drill on Saturday,
April 20th at ll o'clock.
By order of
S. B. MAYS, Capt.
W. IT. Ryan, 0. a.
Money to Loan.
N both City and Improved Coun
try property. For information, Call
H. C. PADGETT,
Agent Atlanta Nat. Building and
March 26, '95.
HE Edgefield Rifles will meet al
leir Armory on Saturday the L?h
pr i I, for drill, preparatory for In
lection. All members are requested
i be present. Hy ord*-r
lt. S. ANDERSON*, Capt.
P. S. Gim oN, O. S.
TliE Township Committee will have
their respective roads put in good or
der by the lirst of April. Also have all
loos?' rock removed from the road, and
put up all mile posts that are not up.
You viii hear some of the overseers
say their road is good enough, that is
aiming at nothing and hitting noth
ing. Raise your road-bed higher in
the middle and put good ditches on the
sides of the road?.
There are townships in the county
that have no representat ives, at least
tiley never meet with the county
board. Those who, having been ap
pointed, will not serve, are requested
to inform someone of our members
of the legislature so that others may
M. A. WHITTLE,
J. D. FR AS nit, Cl'k. B'rd.
His Celebrated Stallion can be
und at my house, for the presen I,
iree miles south of Edgefield.
Terms: Insure foal, $8.00
Insure soit to stand and suck, $10.00
Will make stands at diff?rent places
the county, for S mares.
S. B. MAYS,
March 5, "95. Edge He ld, S. C.
Tobacco! Tobacco ! !
500 lbs. of Choice, North Car?
lina Che whiff Tobacco just receiv
ed at prices from 27A to 50c. p?-r
lb. put up in small packnge con
venient for Farnvrs. Give us n
trial on Tobncco and we will save
you rome money. Our 30c. Tobnc
co if a good article.
J A S. M. COIi?.
Liens for rent and advances; Hills
of sale nf personal property; Land
deeds and Mortgages, for sale at the
Subscribe lo tho Edgefield AD
FIEL? & KELLY,
949 Broad Street ?nd 9-?<> Jone? Street,
WE SELL ALL THE COUNTRY PEOPLE THEIR
BUGGIES, HARNESS AND WAGONS.
"WHY?" Because we give them the best goods for the least money.
Keep Out the Cold.
FELT WE? TH ER STRIPS,
SOLD BY LEWIS F. MILLIGAN,
..T mm, Taft GRATES, AM IRON FENCING.
CA-LL AJSTID SEE STOCK.
937 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA., above Planters Hotel.
----TTP YCrj ?N?S^!1D=
Cool Steves, Stove Pris, Stove Pipe, Tinware, Well MA.
Loaded Shells, Canned Goods,.Confeetionaries.
Evaporators Repaired or made to Order.
LARGEST COOK STOVE FOR THE MONEY.
Coffee Pots, Hilkj?iickets, and Covered Buckets made from the best of
Tin in the market. . Repairs for Cook Stoves I sell, kept in stock. Call
on or address
CH AJSTAI. AT?JSTIN7
croHizsrsitDnsi', s. c.
That there is a place in Augusta where
you can get something nice and tempt
ing to eat in thc FANCY GROCERY
DOSCHER & CO., carry a full line of
the latest Home and Foreign Delica
cies. When you visit Augusta come
and see us. Prices will please you.
DOSCHER & CO.
FIRE, ACCIDENT, TORNADO,
and Ginhouse Insurance,
Come to W. J. McKERALL, Agt.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
AUGUSTA, - GEORGI%
Have now in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING
The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. Wc aim io carry goods whic.i are
not only intrinsically good, bul which also, in pattern, style, and finish,
gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the sam? time, we aim to
make our prices so low the closest buyers will he our steadiest customers
Polite attention to all. A call will be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.
TAILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA