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fc deefield Advertiser
nos. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1895.
Judge Benet thinks there ought
to be a law prohibiting the sale of
pistols less than two feet long.
Collector Townes thinks the de
cision of the Supreme Court on
the income tax will not reduce the
collections* in this State more
than 10 per cent.
Goff Goes Off.
Judge Golf of the United States
Co.urt has issued an injunction re
straining the State Constables
from seizing liquors brought into
this State. Gov. Evans has the
following to say in reg:ird to this
"All the quirks and gamins
have tried their hands on the dis
pensan', and now the little snaps
have taken charge of it, and at
tempting to attack. There is only
one point in the case, aub! that is :
When does liquor 'arrive' in the
State? The matter has already
been before Judge Simonton and
that they have gotton his opinion
-and I suppose this is an effort
to 'fix' the other member of the
United States Court of Appeals.
Judge Goff's injunction will not
be regarded by me in any sense of
the word. It makes no difference
what papers he serves, we will
ccu!iuue to seize every gallon of
whiskey that arrives within this
State, and I construe the word 'ar
rive' to mean when it gets within
ihe borders of this State, and will
so continue it lill the United
States Supreme Court bolds oth
erwise. If necessary, an extra
force of constables will be employ
ed to take charge of any liquor
dealers who may feel encouraged
b}' Judge Goff's action. Any li
quor brought, into this State in
violation of ihe dispensary law by
Judge Goff, Samps Pope, or Fitz
Caldwell will be a<* p-iomptly seiz
ed and confiscated as if it were
brought in by Jim Duubar."
Judge Goff from his fastnesses
in the mountains of West Virgi
nia has called upon South Caroli
na to throw up her hands, in the
following order :
United Stains of America, District
of South Carolina-in the Cir
cuit Court, Fourth Circuit-in
Frederick Pratt and Samuel Prie,
Complainants, against John Ga
iy Evans, Governor of the State
of South Carolina, and P. But
ler McCoy, an Election Com
mission in said State, Defen
dants-Bill for Injunction and
On hearing the bill ip the above
stated action, duly sworn to and
represented by counsel, and on
motion or James F. J. Caldwell
and Sampson Pope, complainants'
It is ordered that the defen
dants, John . Gary Evans, Gover
nor of the State of South Carolina,
and P. Butler McCoy, a commis
sioner of elections in the said
State, and all other persons charg
ed under the laws of the said State
with the duty of holding or man
aging elections for delegates to a
convention to be held on the sec
ond Tuesday in the month of Sep
tem der. 1S95, for the purpose of
revising, amending or changing
the Constitution of that State, be,
and they are, hereby enjoined and
restrained from any and all action
looking to the holding of such
election or elections until the
further order of this court.
Gov. Evans, having been inter
viewed, speaks of this matter as
"I have not been served with
any order or any other paper from
Judge Goff, but from the publish
ed accounts it seems that I have
been enjoined as Governor of the
State of South Carolina, and Mr.
McCoy, as a commissioner of elec
tion of the State of South Caroli
na, and not as individuals. The
State of South Carolina is still
sovereign and independent, and it
is my duty under the Constitution
of the State to execute the laws of
the State. I shall continue to do
this without fear of presumptive
interference of a United States
Circuit Judge. I shai treat the
proceedings with the contempt
that it deserves, and it is hard for
me to believe that any man of
sound and disposing mind who
has ever read the Constitution of
the United State?, ortho decisions
of the Supreme Court of the Uni
ted State?, could issue such an or
der as this, and append to it a
signature as United States Circuit
Judge of the Fourth District. It is
a parody on republican govern
ment. It will serve, however, as a
good campaign document, and
shows conclusively to what base
uses the courts have come. Wc
will of course act at the proper
time in accordance with the res
pect, due to the Constitution of the
United States, and at the same
time all arrangements necessary
for the carrying out of the will of
!'ie people in refr.ronce to the con
stitutional convention will be
made, and all duties required of
me by the Constitution and by the
statute laws of the State of South
Carolina will be faithfully per
formed. If I am in contempt of
Judge Goff he must make the
most of it.
"An opportune opportunity" is the
way a lady expressed her opinion of
Ramsey and ?land's spring offerings
of household furnishings.
Laces of all kinds and colors-nar
row edging at lc. to 4~> inch Silk
Chantilly at ?.] per yard, well worth $5,
Pedagogue Comes Back.-Wants
a School Commissioner Elect
ed Who Can Work Long:
MR. EDITOR : Fortunately I have
more thau "Van Star" to sit in
judgment upon me. God sits iu
judgment against the wicked and
the devil against the good. If any
good argument has been brought
against me I have not yet been
able to see it. The assumption that
I am opposed to a school system
is unjust. I only attacked faulty
systems and gave my reason, logi
cal, I think, against the present
one, or against its workiugs. If
your readers will have the pa
tience I will give my ideal of a
school system, or at least what it
should be, to suit our condition.
First, I would have our districts
run in proper shape, say three
miles square making nine square
miles. Brother Crou'ch will help
me have a good house in the cen
tre, and I will help him put a li
brary in it. Then I would have
three competent men selected as
trustees. 1 would provide that a
school commissioner should be
elected who could work long divi
sion at least, so that every district
would get its pror-ata share of the
funds. I would have the money
pro-rated according lo the enrol
ment of children of the school age,
and not as now, according to the
average attendance. Some teach
ers have a greater average than
the enrolment, but I think it
would be just to do this, as il
would enable the most needy sec
tions to have much longer terms
than under the present method;
and besides, it would prevent the
above mentioned fraud. Of course
teachers ought to be honest, and
for that matter, everybody else
should Le so.
Now as to the employment of
teachers. I would have an exam
ining board composed of three of
th? most competent teachers iq
the count}'. I would be sure that
these three men did not want an
office, and besides they should not
care anything about public opin
ion. This would give us a compe
tent class of first grade teachers,
and they alone should be employ
ed as principals in our district
.schools. Those who obtained sec
ond and third grad?' certificates,
c<uikl be employed as assistants.
All of our district schools need j
two and three teachers where now
they have none.
Our funds are loo small to run |
the schools as long as they should
be, and how to supply Ihardesid
eratum is adillicult question. This
consideration forces us to atta.-k
Van Star's" higher education.
The first duty a state owes its cit
izens is a common school educa
lon, and while we do not oppose
tbe state's assistance to a higher
education, if she is not able to
supply both, then the common
schools should come first. We
have five or six higher institutions
of learping using about as much
money for about two thousand
children as for about five hundred
thousand of the most needy. The
poor children of the state gets
about two dollars per capita and
the "dudes" of the citadel get
about three hundred dollars per
capita. This is all wrong. We
favor the state's liberally sup
porting Clemson and Rock Hill
because we understand that the
course is to be technological. In
this age of utilitarianism wo have
very little use for Latin aud Greek,
or military training. Let those
who want a classical or military
education pay for it out of their
own pockets. We had our milita
ry schools before the war;' and
when we began the greatest war
that ever shook the earth, we did
not have any body in the state that
knew how to make gun-powder.
Refering again to our system I
would suggest that we adopt a
provision of the Texas school sys
tem, that prohibits the reading of |
the Bible in their public schools,
also forbids the saying of prayers.
This is done to keep sectarianism
out of the schools. Angels weep
and the devil laughs wh=n that
spirit enters them. The writer
hasatoch of Methodism, and be
lieves in the right kind of religion,
but a bigoted sectarian spirit is
the devil's work. In my next I
will tell who ought to go to the
Constitutional Convention, and
then to the legislature in order to
perfect our common school sys
tem. I wish "Van Star" would
indicate in what respect we have
been "wiped" up. Here is an op-1
portunity for him to try his hand.
I have been "wiped" up about the
way they have been wiping up
Ben Tillman for the last four
Two Pence Cotton.
[The following clipping from the
New Orleans Times-Democrat has
been handed us by A. J. Norris Esq..
President of The Farmers Bank, with
the request to publish :J
NEW ORLEANS, April 8, 189?.
Editor of the Times-Democrat :
In a recent article the Manches
ter Guardian urges European man
ufacturers to take further slepR to
force do? :J the price of American
cotton. It says :
"The gigantic cotton crop hang
ing upon our roar, the Indian
dumping ground laden to reple
tion with its (JO per cent excess of |
imports over previous years, indi
cate that our only hope lies in
forcing down tin- price of cotton
at each stage when the wheals of
commerce promise to be scotched.
Wo have nothing to do with the
question, is the price of cotton
reasonable? We ara not cotton
growers, but manufacturers, and
as such have to exact u profit from
our toil. This can onl}' be done
by eschewing the ways hitherto!
traveled by those who esteem
themselves smart. This class is
110 longer in popular favor. It bas
speculated again and r.gain un LU
it scarcely owns tho rags it stands
on. The continued fall in cotton
yields a harvest to the men of
phlegm. They are destined to
force down cotton, yarn and cloth
until your Bombay spinner and
manufactuier cannot live. Force
American cotton down to two
pence per pound, and your Indian
cotton mills will become caverns
where the auctioneer, like a vul
ture, will make his final feast."
Theaboveris certainly a won
derful production. Evidently the
manufacturers of "honest money,"
gold standard England, are dis
tressed and alarmed at the healthy
competition and progress of man
ufacturers in '"silver-uding" India.
The Guardian says the continued
fall in cotton yields a harvest to the
"men of phlegm." That these
"men of phlegm" are destined to
force down American cotton to
two pence per pound, and that the
Indian cotton mills "will become
caverns where the auctiouer, like
a vulture, will make his final
feast." This is very plain lan
guage, no mincing of words, and
the Southern cotton raiser or mer
chant must be blind who does not
see its thorough meaning. Two
pence cotton in Liverpool forces
cotton on farms to fell for less
than three cents. Should this oc
cur in the next year or so, auc
tioneers wouldn't only appear in
the cotton mills of india, many of
that profession would be found in
every count}-and town in the cot
ton States. But they would do a
very slim business, as few inves
tors would venture to bid for lands
or property based on two-pence
cotton in Liverpool.
The Manchester Guardian's cold
blooded article sound5 an unin
tentional warning note to all con
nected with cotton raising in the
South, be he planter, merchant or
banker. Furnish* these "m^n of
phlegm" and European manufac
turers with another monster crop
this year, and they will endeavor,
as the Guardiatrsays, to force
down cotton so low that 'he Bom
bay cotton spinner and manufac
turer cannot live. If the phleg
matic gentlemen succeed in then
laudable purpose a large nuni ber
in the South connect Jd with the
cotton industry will be forced to
retire from business. All intf-rest
ed in cotton growing have it in
their power to defeat the nefarious
programme of the men of phlegm
by restricting their cotton acreage
so that European manufacturers
will ody have to deal with a very
moderate and not another overa
If two-pence cotton is to make
"caverns" of thc Indian cotton
mills, what measuie of disaster
must overtake the owners of cotton
lands throughout the South (Tex
as included)? The Guardian says
that they of England arc not cot
ton growers, but manufacturers,
and as such have to exact a profit
from their toil. This is all very
pretty, but the game as outlined
by the Guardian would seriously
interfere with the American cot
ton growers exacting any profits
from the tilling of his soil. After
all is America like India, the
property of England? ?.
AN ENGLISH VIEW
OF TRADE CONDITIONS BE
TWEEN UNITED STATES
How thc Writer Holds that
American Competition in Some
Lines Causes thc Same Disaster
to British Labor that Free
Trade Importations from that
Country Cause to the American
[The following- letter anti comments
we clip from the Mansfield, Ohio,
News. The Squire John Ward allu
ded to is an uncle of Col. Clinton
?Ward of Edgetield County.-ED. AD
'Squire John Ward, of Lexing
ton, forwards to the News with
permission to print, a letter he re
ceived a few days ago from his
cousin, Joseph Ward, Leicester,
England. He acknowledges . the
receipt of a letter from his Amer
ican relative which be says he has
delayed answering on account of
a great strike in that city. The
htter contains 6ome statements
which are likely to be surprising
to American readers. The fol
lowing is an extract from the let
There are many thousands of
workmen, not only in Leicester,
but in all the towns in England,
out of employment, the employers
having closed their faetones to
starve the strikers into submission.
A'l at tem ps to settle the strike I))'
arbitration have failed. It will
be disastrous to employers-the
?ruin of some-and starvation to
the operatives. This state of af
fairs has been broughton us chief
ly by your countrymen sending to
this country food and manufactur
ed goods in such quantities and *o
cheap that it is impossible for
Engl i sh me ti to compete with you.
I sent you an English paper a few
days ago, containing an immense
mimi cr of sales of fa/ming pro
duce. It \f impossible for farmers
to contend against American pro
duce, all of which is admitted du
ty free. In DIV letters I have
complained of the unfairness of
y< ur country taxing our produc
tions while we admit everything
you choose to send us duty free.
In answer to this you say that
American workmen get 40 per cont
m;>re. w;iges I han tho English work
ingmen. If this be so how is it I
can buy almost anything I want,
at a greatly reduced price than
can be manufactured or grown in
this country? I lia ve been told
that the American workman la
bors many more hours weekly
than the English workman. In
the government dockyards^!! this
country eight boura ,-ejAp?uy is
them!;' and lis pr 'v.;:jjB^^any
est a bl ishruei.'ts, wh?si^^Proers
54 hours per *r<tek is rife rule.
Formerly clocks wei? mrmufactui
ed extensively in England: at a
cost, of $12 or $:>0 each, according
to quality. Now I do not think
there is one. Tho Dutch fiymerly
exported considerable quantities,
these were supplanted by trie Ger
.naus and Swiss (Switzerland).
These have b^n beaton by the
Americans. There fire thousands
-I do not think I should speak
falsely if J say hundreds of thou
sands of American clocks iii this
country. I have had one for some
years and a v^ry correct timekeep
er it is. It cost me about $2.
There is a printed label pasted in
it, "C. Jerome, New Haven, Conn."
There has just been imported in
to this country American time
pieces-beaurifully finished, which
would be an ornament in any gen
tleman's room. I have purchased
oue for less than half a dollar. I
could not purchase an English
one under $2 or $3, and it keeps
its time first rate. There are thou
sands of buckets and all ki'nds of
tinware imported. These are with
lard and the latter is sold at 8 to
10 cents per pound, and the buck
ets when empted of their contents
are sold at from 6 to S cents each.
I have purcba>ed several and they
are quite equal to the English
which would cost nearly a dollar.
Immense quantities of caske con
taining oils from the spriugs. The
011 is retailed at 10 to 12 cents
per gallon} while the barrels are
almost given nwa}r, to the great
injury of the English coopers 1
have two. Great quantities of
meat in various sized tins are im
ported. It is sold in Leicester at
?bout 8 (.ruts per pound. Thou
sands of tons of bacon you Bend
us which is Mailed at 8 to 12
cents per pound, the boxes are
broken up for firewood. They
bold five hundred weight. I have
broken one this week. There was
impressed upon it, "John Morrell,
(som" i Ince which I have forgot
ten) Iowa." Last night I saw a
load of Hour delivered to a baker
near ruf, unloaded. There. WPP
00 bags, Upi tl them were "HO lbs.,
fr am Goshen, Ind., U. S." Great
quantifies of watches you 8'jnd us
They ii yr-? called "Waterbury."
These tire sold con-iderubly lower
than an English one In fad
your countrj is ruining us. 1
have forwarded you a bill which
when you read, you will sa
llow low everyth.ng is in this
Next County Interdenomina
tional S. S. Convention.
lt has been thought best to post
pone 'be annual county conven
tion to June 4th and 5th.
The Stale Association suggests
this date and promise to send 03
Prof. R. 0. Sams their field Secreta
ry who will give some practical in
struction in normal Sund^yi^ohoplL
wor k~. ' " " """"
Efforts are being made to get
up an attractive programme and
we hope for the most inspiring and
helpful meeting yet held.
The convention meets ut Em
D. B. FRONTIS, Ch. Ex. Com.
Save time, money and
doctors' bills. Go where you please,
when you please, as fast as you
please. Find pleasure, health and
economy all in one.
Rambler Bicycles are the acme of
mechanical perfection. Strong, du
rable and reliable, with not an ounce
of useless material. The Rambler
is the wheel for record breakers and
for pleasure seekers.
Various models, all the same price
-$ioo-catalog tells all about them
-free, of course.
GORMULLY & JEFFERY MFG. CO.,
WASHINGTON. D. C.
XlIE Democratic Executive Com
mittee ol' Edgelield County are here
by ordered to meet ac Edenfield on
Monday (1th May prox., on business
important to the Democratic party.
W. IL TIMMERMAN,
April 18th, '95. Chair.
Don't lose sleep by trying to get
along wit li an uncomfortable bed.
Ramsey & Bland's mattress woo the
Those windows need new curtains.
Ramsey tfc Bland can fit them nicely.
. Quite surprising yet very pleasing,
is the new offer made hy Ramsey &
Bland in furniture and house fur
nishings, which are just the goods ev
ery housekeeper has now in mind.
Those changes in parlor, sitting-room
and chamber you are thinking about
need cost you but lillie trouble or out
lay, because prices and assortments
are so satisfactory, and Ramsey &
Bland are Hie men who should be con
sulted, for t hey lead the trade and are
willing to help you think.
Beautiful line of Straw Mats this
week ai 10, 15, 20, -J."), 50 and 78?., at
Cobb's is ;-till Headquarters for
Shoes and Clothing at low prices.
biens for rent and advances; Hills
ol' sale of personal properly; Land
deeds and Mortgages, Tor sale at the
Dy bushel* "Unknown I'e.is" for
sale, or will exchange for norn. Ap
ply at the AnvKKTittKi: O Mice.
Snap beans producing frequently
twelve ?nell pods for sale a! 10 and
I Se ts per package. Address ??ox 37
Brevard, N. G. Stamps taken.
Ladle? in? uze un der vests from 5c. to
?Oe, itt Teak's.
Subscribe tu the Edge (iel
A Cotton Fertilizer.
Purchase only such fertilizers for cotton which contain at
\22st 3 to 4$ actual potash.
For Corn, Fertilizers should contain 6$ Potash,
Poor resu!t3 arc due entirely to deficiency of Potash.
V's will ;,lr..;-.v rend you ov.r pamphlets on tho Use of Potash.
Tl;-;/ ara sen: free. It ?rill c: :;t yea nothing to read them, and they will save you
'1.?lar?. GERMAN KALI WORKS. 93 Nassau Street, New York.
JOHNSTON and EDGEFIELD,
Vehicles of all Kinds,
FURNITURE and COFFINS,
Fine Harness, Saddles,
Pratt ii huh COM Gins ai Presses.
Large stocK of Engines, Oljeep
i AMDADH $ IRON WORKS AND
a-WSVS?Mr\SJ l SUPPLY COMPANY.
Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
Get our Prices before you buy.
WM. SSHWEISERT & Co.,
-m J E W E L E R S m
-HAS KOK THE HOLIDAYS THE FINEST STOCK OK
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
ii nd Silver INioveltie?,
iver displayed in the city. When visiting tho city you are invited to inspect
?ur stock and #et prices.
COR. BR OAT) and 7 TH S TTEE'J.\ - A U(i VS TA, GA
LEWIS F. yVULISAR.
937 BROAD ST., AUGUSTA, GA.,
IS SELLING AN OAK .MANTEL FOR $3.00, AND ONE
WITH A 15x24 GLASS, A TILE HEARTH, A TILE FACING.
AND A BRONZE FACING FOR JUST $17.00.
YOUR ATTENTION ?
IIP YOU JES EED
Stcves, Stove Pans, Sieve Pipe, Tinware, fell Buckets,
Loaded Shells, Canned Goods, Confeetionaries.
Evaporators. Repaired or marijo Order.
LARGEST COOK STOVE FOR THE MONEY.
Cottee Pots, Milk Buckets, 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
CHAS. A.. AUSTIN,
JOHITSTOISJ", S. O.
SGG'S, $2.00 TO $2.50
W. D. OUZTS,
ELMWOOD, S. C.,
Isn't the word when you speak
?f N. Y's. fish. They do not need
o be chnwed. All that you have to
lo is to eliminate the few boj?os
md lot 'em go down.
FRE?H WATER AND SALT.
Tho choicest varieties, E. G.
Shad, Trout, Sheephond, Mullet,
3roani etc., And at prices, that
vould make the piscatorial tribes
)lush for very shame at their
Jome in the evening or come in the
Jillie when yoi.'re looked for,
")r come wilhour warning,
\ -mule ?iud a welcome
kV ill 1)'? lhere before you,
\iul itu.? oftener you come here
I'lie more I'll adore you.
Fishmonger and Purveyor for
ill the people.
Tobacco ! Tobacco ! !
500 lbs. of Choice, North Caro
lina Clawing Tobacco just receiv
ed at prices from 2~k to 50c. p*r
lb. put up in small package con
venient tor Farmers. (Jive us a
trial on Tobacco und w?3 will snvp
you some money. Our 30c. Tobac
co is a good article.
JA S. M. COU 13.
Money to Loan.
X both City and I in pro veil Co mi
ry property. For inform?t it n, Call
Jv. C. PA?MTETT,
Agent Atlanta Xal. Riiilcling ami
March Uti, U5.
Oxford Ties and Slipper*, beautiful, ' ..0.,r hutUIIHM
rtistic, nobby-call ami see them.
JA8.XM.COK?. I Jim. 12-111).
*z Poultry, Farm, Garden, Cemetery,
Lawn, Railroad and Itabbit
TbonHnndA nf miles In use. Catalogue
Free. Freight 1'ivld. Frlcos Low.
Th3 SSGSMLLEK WOVEN WIRE FF NOE GO.
1U, 116.118 wi 120 ll BatetS?.. C?i:?30. ILL.
Look Ont !
Look Out ! !
I Now Prints. Ginghams, White
?and Colored Knitting Cotton.
Bleached and Brown Dome.-tics.
! Prices tn mud 4c. Colton, we want
J. M. COBB.
FIELB & KELLY,
c>49 Broad Street ancl 9^.6 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.
Here Is Another Baster
That there isa place in Augusta where
you can get something nice and tempt
ing to eat in the 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.
Aug'USta, - ? Gc EC.
FIRE, ACCIDENT, TORNADO, |
and Ginhousc Insurance, |
? Cometo W. J. McKERALL, Agt. ?
liDGlil'Il?LD, S. C. S
ALWAYS IN THE LE?D,
/. C. LE?/Y & GO.,
TAIL OR.FI1 < 'Z O THIERS',
AUGUSTA, - GE0RGIJ\.
Have now in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHJNG
The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods whic.i are
not only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style, and linish,
gratify a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to
make our prices so low the closest buyers wi^?eMonrj?r???jogt^customers
Polite attention to all. A call will be appr?ci?t * ???Wnm???T,
I. C. LEVY
TA ILOR-FIT CLOTHIE