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h clarefield Advertiser
Tros. J. ADAMS,.BDITOR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1S95.
Astronomers predict tho Star of
Bethlehem this year.
Four inches of snow and ice
galore in the west on Monday last.
The New York World, the most
widely circulated democratic pa
per in the country, has decided
leanings towards bimetalism.
The agricultural department at
Washington has made a report of
the acreage planted in cotton this
year, and it is only thr?e per cent,
less than last year-what rot !
D. H. Tompkins, secretary of
the State democratic executive
committee, has called a meeting
of the committee in Columbia on
Wednesday night of this week.
This meeting is to forestall and
head off Goff's injunctions and
the results thereof with reference
to the constitutional convention.
Judge Goff has decided that the
registration law is unconstitution
al and enjoins the further regis
tration of voters in this State. He
has also enjoined the seizure of
liquors brought into the State
from other States where such li
quors are intended for the uso of
the person ordering them.
"Coins Financial School," a
little book devoted to bimetalism,
is being quoted from by all the
leading journals in America. This
little pamphlet presents the argu
ment in favor of a double stand
ard so plainly and simply that a
child could almost understand
them, and a distinguished goldite
has declared that its arguments
cannot be answered, and it is use
less to try.
The Columbia Evening News
very truthfully says:
"Admit all concerning the Re
formers in .South Carolina that
any man can with justice claim,
and what does it sum up? Merely
that tim rank and file are plain,
honest folks, who mayhap have
committed now and then political
mistake?, and who have at times
been misled by some of their lead
ers. But that their purposes are
sincere, we believe few men will
be found to deny."
Cuban dispatch _Jo~-???-..New
York Herr.ld says :
"Marshal Martinez Campos has
official ly charged through Havana
newspapers that the conspiracy to
throw off the Spanish yoke was
spread through the island of Cu
ba, and that it had its erigin and
chief support in the Masonic
lodges and Protestant churches,
especially the Baptist Church.
Thc government some time ago
forbade Masons to hold meetings,
and they have also suppressed all
Protestant missions outside of
gWJiat Tillman Says.
GAINESVILLE, FLA., May 10.-In
response to questions as to his
opinion ot the decision of Judges
Goff and Simonton relative to the
registration law, United States
Senator Tillman said to a corres
"No general election will be
held in South Carolina this year
and the decision will interfere on
ly with the election of delegates
to the constitutional convention.
"Evidently a conspiracy is on
foot and this dirty Republican
Judge was brought from West
Virginia to do the work which it
was hoped by some will over
throw the will of the people in our
"Simonton, in whose Circuit
South Carolina is, was, I think, a
member of the Legislature at the
time the registration law was pass
ed in 18S2. It was gond enough
then, because he and bis clique
governed tho State.
"The Dispensar}' has been
watched with much interest by
people ou!side with almost abso
lutely certainty of being adop'.ed
by other States. Bar-keepers and
liquor manufacturers could well
alford to raise a million to buy a
judge or two. Congress has deci
ded by enactment that liquors
upon their arrival in a State shall
be subject to the Jaws of that
State, the same as though they
were manufactured therein.
"It behooves lovers of temper
ance to make their iniluence heard
and felt at this crisis. Simonton
has once declared the Dispensary
law constitutional. He has prac
tically reversed himself. From
the swet'ptng nature of the injunc
tion I think that he has been im
properly influenced. The Dispen
sary law is so popular in the State
that it will continue ita bene
ficent work of reducing drunken
"Judges by their decisions and
injunctions, and Congressmen by
their votes, are rapidly making
this country a despotism in which
the rights and interests of the
musses are of as li'.tle account as
in Russia, but I am glad that they
are pressing the scheme so vigor
ously. It will only bring revolu
tion that much sooner and the re
lief we must have."
The Senator left for home to
THE BATTLE ON!
IX FAVOR OF WOMAN SUF
Fair Dido Takes up the Gauntlet
Thrown Down by Semphronicus.
I am, to say the least, surprised
to know that such men as Sem
phronicus would deny women one
single right, or that so many in
telligent men spend their leisure
in dredging for a reason why she
should not be content to remain
where she was placed by false
ideas of barbarism hundreds of
I do not agree with Col. Keitt
when he says the presence of wo
men would annihilate the "foul
mouth lout with his club &c."
These self same "louts," after the
day at the poles, go to the homes
of good and pure women, and
many a mother and wife spend the
night in tears and prays to a God
who "will only help us when we
cannot help oursel/es. Only the
ballot is left them, and women
will cast an unbiassed ballot. Yes,
woman has an inherent right to
Gen. 1st ch. 20 v.-"And God
said, let us make man in our im
age after our likeness: and let
them have dominion tte." 27 v.
So God created man in bis own
image * * * male and female
created he them.
Max O'Rell in "Eastman's Jour
nal" speaks of woman as "a great
power,'* said she had the "leadiug
part in the first drama of which
the literature of the world gives
any account, the snake and the
poor weak man had the minor
A general r? capitulation would
show as man) instances of mans
shirking duties as women, and I
warrant she is capaMe of delend
ing her laws even on the battle
field. The peasant girl who saved
France did it by leadiug, and the
admiration for bravery and con
tempt for cowardice, innate with
woman, prove her capability.
But there is no need for that, as
civilization advances and Christ's
teachings are promulgated war
Women make up one half the
people, and they are native born
citizens, property holders, taxpay
ers ; man)'' support themselves, and
in part the schools, churches, poor
houses, jails, BjaMMjtLS-the whola
machinery of ?BS?^P1^^'111 d
yei-irare no voice in a single law
that manages their affairs or de
mauds their tax money? Think of
the condition of affairs my friend,
and then cease to wonder that wo
man wants a hand at the helm.
According to official reports the
people of the United States U6ed
four gallons of intoxicating drinks
per caput. in 1S40, twelve gallons
iu 1S83. The production of malt
liquor has risen from 1,G2S,934
barrels in 1863 to 18,998,619 bar
rels in 1884. The temperance re
form has made wondai ful progress,
and there are'more tetotalers than
ever before, and yet there must be
more of excess than ever before.
Indulgence in alcohol makes mis
ery for all the world, but most of
ail for women and children. Stim
ulants are sold under legal guar
antees which make our govern
ment partner in the traffic. Esti
mate the number of needy fami
lies in Edge field County. Then
get the sales of the dispensai)* li
quor, aud estimate how long they
could live on that unnecessary ex
penditure, be comfortably clothed
and fed-or how many boys and
girls could be educated.
Where is womans rightful
sphere? I wonld be glad to have
it clearly defined. All women
would not act like Mrs. Lease ; and
what would be the condition of af
fairs if all men were like Sullivan?
I wonder if those who oppose
suffrage on the grounds of pro
tecting women from contact with
swearing and drinking men think
those rowdies go off and hide
themselves after the day is over?
Xo, they go to tho homes of good
and pure women, and only they
and God know the agony endur
ed. That is one scourge which is
lashing women into asking the
privilege to aid in framing laws
in which she is so deeply interest
ed. Another is that having been
raised in iguorance of all busi
ness she leans on father, having
married she leans on husband,
suddenly Providence snatches her
prop Irom her. lleing trained to
trust some man, and ignorant of
business, she continues to trust
some man. Tho result need not be
told for penniless widows aud or
phans from that cause are too com
Tennyson is uo criterion; note
whero he calls love "an empty
sound, a modern fair ones jest,"
and almost in the same breath
says, "Angelina, ever dear, my
charmer turn and see thine own"
itc. Augusta Wilson is well
known to live among the clouds.
She cannot claim a single cbarac-j
1er true to nature, all are over
drawn. Weare to deal with plain
prosaic, matter of fact life.
News From Antioch.
Mit. EDITOJI: The semi-monthly
meeting of our Literary Club was
held on Wednesday night at the
residence of Mrs. Sallie Jones.
Gladly did we accept the invita
tion to meet there, for Mrs. Joues'
hospitality is unbounded. In what
soever we undertake we can always
(expect a word of encouragement
from this most estimable woman.
It is no wonder then that these
meet ings at her house have become
a rendezvous for the young people
The programme was: "Old
Black Joe" by Club. Mrs. A. A
Glover then read a most iuterest
ing aud instructive selectiou from
Ladies Home Journal, "Sunshiny
Girl." After which Miss Julia
Prescott played "Graud Concert
Waltz." A most appropriate and
well read piece was that of Mr. B
F. Glanton Jr., entitled, "Good
Society." Then came a recitation
l.y that gifted young lady Miss
Lizzie Kubanks, "Katie Malony,"
indeed Miss Eubanks is an elocu
tionist of rare ability, aud her ef
fort on this occasion would have
done credit to one more experienc
ed. After the recitation by Miss
Eubanks, Mr. A. A. Glover read a
paper on "what was the difference
in the greatness of George Wash
ington and Alexander the Great."
Miss Julia Prescott delighted the
audience again with excellent mu
sic. This popuh.r young lady then
charmed those present by reading
a most interesting piece the au
thor of which we failed to get.
Then again were we treated to
good music and good reading by
Miss Emmie Jones, one of our
most popular young ladies. All of
these present then joined in the
singing of "Old Folks At Home."
Longfellow being the poet of the
evening, the programme was com
pleted by quotations from this
popular author. After t: e pro
gramme wa* finished, Master Wm.
Gardner gave us some sweet music
on the violin. Willie i's a talented
little fellow and bids fair to make
Miss Julia Prescott left on Fri
day to visit friends iii your city.
Judge Luther Bell and Mr.
Hugh Anderson, have been down
Our farmers are very backward
with their crops on account of too
We have just heard of the death
of Mr. Ed Miller. His death was
no surprise to his friend.*, for hw
had beeu an invalid for about four
years. One more good man has
passed over the river. One more
soul launched into eternity. In all
the relations of life Ed Miller wa*-,
a man. As husband there w-ss none
more devoted. ..As father he was
kind and aii'ectiouata. As neigh
bor he did as he wished to be done
by. What greater tribute can be
paid the memory of any man.
What richer inheritance could be
handed down to posterity. Mr
Miller left a wife and large fami
ly of children to whom the hearts
of our entire community go out in
sympathy in this the hour of their
sad bereavement. G.
Some Practical Suggestions to
School Teachers and Parents.
"Tis education forms the common
Just as the twig is bent the tree's in
There are men to-day, whose
lives are entire failures and for
this there must be a reason. Thii
reason is found in the fact that
their youthful training was not
such as to prepare them for lives
Take care of the small things
and the great things will 1ake care
We are commanded to train up
a child in the way in which he
ehould go and the promise is when
he is old he will not depart from
During infancy children should
be taught that order is heaven's
first law. Obedience and system
should reign in every household. I
Those two vital requirements neg- (
lected often lead to ruin. Just so
it is with school life. When chil
dren enter school, they should go
regularly and be there on time. |]
Many parents complain and ac
cuse the teacher unjustly because
their children do not progressas
tney should, when really the teach- j ]
er has exerted himself in behalf
of the child and rid himself of
Where is the sculptor who can t
chisel a "Madonna" when he has 1
no marble? Where is the teacher
who oan draw out and polish a
child's mind when the child is not
The fault lies in the fact that
the parent has not required bis
child to bc punctual at school nor
studious at home. What a faith
ful teacher has labored several
days to accomplish may be all un
done by one day's absence from
school. The parents and teachers
must be co-workers if success in
the mental and physical develop
ment of the child is to be ob- (
We need a higher standard of
education and lt can only be se
cured by obedience and system in
our school work. Many parents
labor nuder a mistaken idea in
sending a child to school three
days in a week and requiring him
to work three. Such " course is
anything but economy The child
at once gathers only broken limbs
and is not able to weld them,
hence, he is no betti r prepared to
meet the responsibilities of life
than before he had gathered his
few disconnected fragments. A
child that has been allowed to
waste his childhood thus, beging
life with no object in view and on
ly an idea, here and chere. He has
worked and studied without com
pl i au ce with any law and entirely
devoid ot'? systematic course ; con
sequently, he knows nothing but
confusion. Is not the cause of our
present political chaos and finan
cial crisis attributable to disobe
dience and want of system? Where
then is the root of this evil? We
claim that il began with the train
ing during childhood. What we
want now is a e.]ass of men and
wpmen from the rising generation
who will be an aggressive and law
abiding people-therefore, we ap
peal to the parents in Edgefield
county, who have children iu our
common schools, that they require
a regular attendance and strict
robed.euee. Soon we will be num
bered with those who have been
and our children will occupy our
places. Ought we not to instruct
them so they will be better quali
fied than we? There is no neutral
position, we either progress or re
trograde and our successors will
most certainly be either better or
We insist that teachers and pa
rents should work jointly for the
upbuilding of the children, and to
insure success there mupt be reg
ular attendance at school, a syste
matic course pursued, and obedi
3I1CO on the part of the pupils.
A COUNTY SCHOOL TEYCHER.
About That Cnexpeiulcrt Bal
EDITOR ADVERTISER: In reply
to many win are desirous of more
information relative to th* first
apportionment and unexpended
balance, I would -say that, the
workings of the oiFice were all new
to nie, and that in making the first
apportionment I allowed nothing
for expense?, and when Judge
Earle ordered the $0,853.21 paid
oui I went to Capt. W. L. Stev-ns,
County Treasurer and asked him
wher* th<- report, showing the
above figures, was ni ad P. He in
formed me it was hi- November
report and that several hundred
dollars in chums had bien paid
out since then and he did not
know how much more was held
against the ouexpi lided balance.
Capt. Stevens, Auditor Haltiwan
ger and myself, agreed that it
would not be safe to apportion
morn (han four thousand dollars.
I am not desirous of keeping th?
schools out of one cent that, can be
used by them and am id ways glad
lo give any Information desired.
My books are always open, 1 will
take pleasure in going through
then, and explain anything to
those seeking information.
I\ N. LOTT,
Sch. Com. E. C.
Where We Are At. -
Columbia Evening New.*, .
The Staci's placed in a critical
ilhu'embarrassing situation as re
gards the health of the public
mind. As concerns practical re
3ults there need be no uneasiness.
In this regard the effect of both
decisions-?. c. the registration
ind dispensary cases-is apt to be
In the first place we have left
as the eight-box law, and this will
shock the negro as of old. The
cutting down in this way will be
9normous; and it must, not be
forgotten|tbat the ois inertia? of the
negro race is mighty. In other
words the race has so long been in
a stale of political apathy, that it
will be difiicult, if not impossible,
to arouse the entire voting strength
and bring the masses to the polls.
Another factor will play its part
in culling down the number of vo
ters is the question of time of
keep! a;/ open the polls. South Car
olina has plenty of resources.
No one need fear that the Con
stitutional Convention will not be
held ; nor need any one be dis
quieted lest it should be controll
;d by the negro element. It will
be controlled by good and true
white men, and anybody who
obstructs and opposes will drop
ueneath the waves of political ob
The white men of South Caroli
na hold the key to the situation,
md can unlock the doors of our
prison-house, if they will. But if
oy continued folly they, seek to
nromote division and foment
strife, they will reap the rewaid
of their sowing.
Of course, there remains but one
ogical course, and that is for ev
?rybody to come into the first com
rlemphill agreement and agree
opon that basis of reconciliation.
This is an agreement backed by
oower and plainly stated inten
sions, and does not deal in vague,
The white people of the State
should rally to a man, for it will'
require the manhood of the State
;o meet thc emergency and for a
;ime all thought of partisan gain
ought to be sunk out of sight.
The negro will find before he is
brough wRh it that he is be
;ween the "devil and the deep
>ea." The decision yesterday put
ois entire race in jeopardy, and
only the severest prudence can
ivert a catastrophe. If indiscre
ion is indulged it will be paid for
it a ruinous price. There never
vu8 a time when the negro race
talked so near the verge of a pre
iipice; a single false step now and
t is hurled to ruin.
lhere remains but one more
)oint to be noted in conclusion,
md that is that, the Conservatives
ire not going lo take sides against
he majority of the white people
if South Carolina. We are not
(peaking f?r them bul of them,
iud from an Ultimate acquaint-1
ince with the muk and file
brou gb out South Carolina.
What 'he Cou.-ervalives of Co
ombia will d". we do not know;
out it may be asserted that n > man
.r s>'t of men can lead the Con
servatives of South C trotina
igaisi their blood and rt c .. Tit ey
iv i J1 not follow, and when it comes
to a question of white eun emacy,
which is now the overshadowing
issue, thiTC-fourlhs of them will
join their fortunes with th" Re
formers, and this combination
will ensure tuccess.
Tlie Steadfast Gold Dollar'?
"A good, steadfast dollar," in
deed ! Ouo that in 1S7:> !-ought
one silver dollar and now buys
two-Gjt lbs of cotton, end now
buys 20-;V bushels of wheat and
now over 2 bushels. Hough t
100th part >.f a mu I" and now
buys lha 3-100th-? days work
and now a day and a half. And
on and on ever increasing; and
ever to increase. Where is your
"steadfast doUar going to stop
steadfasting? It stops right at
debt and interest and taxes.
When it reaches them it reaches
its thus far and no farther."
How can any sane man think that
the single gold is 'honest' or 'stead
fast." By what mental process
does any one (except the usurer)
reach such a conslusion? was
there ever such a robber as this
beautiful "honest dollar'.'? He
found the world happy prosperous
and full of business with ali labor
employed and in 22 years he has
brought it to bankrupty, ruin, and
beggery and sure slavery in sight,
and yet hp wants us to believe his
same old chestnutty lies worn
thread bare by the constant ding
donging of his paid press and
speakers, and the iteration and
reiteration of the poor dupes who
THE SOUTH AND I
NEW YORK AND <
H. A. SMITH, Gener
THE LLOYDS system, establis
ago) by Edward Lloyd, is madi
through rpgnlar business progressi
NEVER FAILED. MANY PRO
IN IT, because, as business people
iiig featnm nf the Lloyd?, coupled
ty than M oflVied by any other ins
offer a uniform cut of fifteen per c
case of excessive rates having been
than this. Among our polio) hoi?
Jones & Son, E. J. Norris, Alvin II
Mrs. S. A. Dozier, Jas. A Dennet,
most prominent Northern corporal
the South, arc in the Lloyd?, such
Crawford it Simpson, Postal Cabin
Jordan, March it Co., Edison Elec
Sugar Refining Co., J. B. Lippi nco
lard & Co., of Jersey City, ?rmst
Henry S winbin n & Co., Daniel Mil
CAROLINA Ibo largest concerns ?
ranee received at Thj^frV^gittiSEB
Mav 1, ifiaSr-^
Vehicles of all Kinds,
FURNITURE and COFFIN
Pratt ni Amista Cc
Lange Steen o* Hip
Machinery and Supplies. F
$8F~ Get our Prices before yoi
Has all the Newest G
LADIES SHIRT WAIST SE
FINE SILVER BELT BUCKLES
SILVER SPOONS and FORKS lc
Watch and Clock Repairing F
COR. BROAD and 7THSTTE1
WHAT DO ?
937 BROAD ST.
IS SELLING AN OAK I
WITH A 15x24 GLASS, A '
AND A BRONZE FACING
EG J'S, sJ-100 TO $2 50
W. D. OUZTS,
?still cling lo li?Hir id.M?iirw Who
made tramps? (.'ulii. Who made
"hird Mmes"? froid. Who made
"MM work'"'? vrold. Who load*,
4c cotton. 40c wheal, $27 mules?
Go (!. Who made strikes, enforr
od idlorvss, unwilling povertyf
(fDld. Who changed in an in
htatit every contract noteaud bond
:from an hones* df,h*, r0 a legal
jrnbhpry? Gold. Who cou nt ed out
'Tilden to ?ml in Sherman as
Treasury nnmagprY Wold. Wiiol
has .nade this nation ?i laughing
stock und a buncoed fool in every
mart? Gold. Who changed this
from a government "of Ihn people
by the people, for the people" to a
government of the bankers, by the
Biitish tor the Rothchilds? Gold,
and vet gold is "honest !" What e.-l
That lovely furniture Mrs. -
showed us yesterday came from Ram
sey & Bland's.
If you have put oil' buying those
curtains, there is still a chance to ?io
so at Ramsey it Bland's.
Tell it in Oath, if you want to, for it
is true that Ramsey & Bland sell
goods dirt cheap.
If you trust luck you may loose, but
if you trust to Ramsey & Bland's taste
and experience you will always have
cause to be pleased.
It is not ha.f as hard tocare for your
buggy as it is to get one; but you can
save dollars by buying in the first
place of Ramsey & Blind and then hy
observing their advice regarding the
proper care of it.
al Co. Ag't. for Edge
lied in 1GS8. (over two centuries
1 now more thorough ?ind perfect
on. A LLOYDS COMPANY P?AS
MINENT BUSINESS MENACE
, they are bound to accept the PHV
wiih equal, if not greater reliabili
ty ni nee in exipteiic*1. The Lloyds
(?nt. on the old line prices, and in
mad**, they give even gre?ter relief
b-rs in Edgi fi * ld we name a few:
fart. W. IL Penn, Mrs A. E. Lewis,
R. P. Holloway, R. L. Fox. The
ions and congrus, well known in
UK Austin, Nichols & Co., Simpson,
? & Telegrapli Co., of N??w York,
i ric Light Co. of Bonton, Spreckles
ti A Co. of Philadelphia, P. Loiri
roug, Ca'or & Co.. Burnell & Cn.
Il-r & Co, of Balamor.?. f?j SOUTH
i.tfc-iir" it. Applications for Insu
Fine Harness, Saddles,
S, - - HARDWARE.
ii Ol aili Presses. ?
les, Cjjeap a?$ OQOS.
IRON WORKS AND
lepairs, etc., Quickly Made.
:I0ERT & 00.,
oods of the Season in
TS in Gold and Silver. LADIES
with fine Silk Ribbon. STERLING
iver than ever before.
*romptly Attended to by Competent
57', - AUGUSTA, GA
, AUGUSTA, GA.,
IANTEL FOR $3.00, AND ONE
TILE HEARTH, A TILE FACING,
FOR JUST $17.00.
ELMWOOD, S. C.,
That there is a place in Augusta wften?
you can get something nice and tempt
ing to eat in the FANCY GROCERY
DOSCHER & CO., carry a full line ot?
the latest Home and Foreign Delica
__cies,__iWh^n jon visit Augusta ?oine^
and see us. Prices will please you.
DOSCHER & CO.
Augusta, ? .. Gr?t,"
Best Accident Policy
In The World,
W. J. McKERALL, A'GT.,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.,
When you Want Gilt Edge Fire Insurance
CALL ON ME. POLICIES WRITTEN CORRECTLY.
ALWAYS IN THE LEAD.
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AUGUSTA, - GEORGIA..
Have now in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING
The largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods whica 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.
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Evaporators Repaired or made to Order.
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