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Edeef ield Advertiser
Tl?OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 1895.
The election of Hon. W. J. Tal
bert to the presidency ot* the Con
stitutional Convention would seem
lo be a logical sequence to bis
election at the head of the Edge
field delegation-at the head by
nearly four hundred votes.
Isn't it about time that taxes
were being reduced? This was one
of the big, bright promises of the
Movement in the beginning, and
had much potency iu making it
go. We make this query uot iu
anger, not in wrath, for we are one
of the charter members of the
Movement, but simply ask for in
We believe the Legislature at
its last sitting made no appropria
tion or provision for paying the
managers of the Constitutional
Convention election. In this con
nection we would remark, in the
language of Marcus Curtius just
before he jumped into the hole,
"Will not Rome howl on this ac
Our statement of votes received
by the various candidates, pub
lished herewith, is not exactly
what the executive committee an
nounced cn last Thursday, be
cause at the time of such an
nouncement, Rinehart No. 3 had
not been brought in. Our figures
are those of the executive com
mittee plus the belated box. These
ligures, however, do not disturb
the result. We still have the same
elegant, six-in-hand team? and all
One of our low-cou nt ry ex
on her delegation to the constitu
tional convention, says, "if Edge
field had only sent M. C. Butler
she would have sent 'em all." Not
so! Edgefield has quite a number
of the old boys yet in the back
ground and of the younger ones
from eighteen to thirty-five years
years of age, we have tbree hun
dred and fifteen hitched out in the
woods, and they ruu the gamut in
mental calibre all the way
from mediocrity to Jim Tillman.
The Columbia Register says that
Ben Tillman's "great popularity
in Edgefield sufficed to procure a
nomination for George Tillman."
Stuff and nonsense ! The Register
simply does'nt know what it is
talking about cr is talking with
~somebotryV~?ls?~'~ mouth. George
Tillman was elected because a ma
jority of the voters in the primary
wanted him and these voted tor
him almost against his own pro
test. No ! the vote received by Mr.
Tillman in the election just over
was his own individual strength in
the county. Handicapped as he
was by untoward circumstances
and environments, and not being
either a reformer or conservative,
he ran ahead of two of the strongest
reformers in the county.
Clear the Kitchen.
In the language of another, the
six delegates Edgefield sends to
the constitutional convention will
not be swiugers-on to anybody's
coat tail. They will each one tote
his own skillet. Each will carry
down to Columbia his own ideas,
stand to his own guns on his own
Tlie stars do wander darkling in the
eternal space-rayless and pathless
And the icy earth swings blind and
blackning in the moonless air.
Aud about this time o' day it
will be in order for the universe,
"and thc balance of mankind," to
stand from under.
Thc Result ol the Election.
In the elections held in Edge
field County on Tuesday the 30th
of July, the total number of votes
polled was 23 38
Of these W. j. Talbert rec'd 2020
B. R. Tillman, 10 07
W. H. Timmerman, 10 13
R.B. Watson. 1470
J. C. Sheppard, 14 41
G. D. Tillman, 13 56
J. M. Gaines, 13 17
. J. B. Suddath, ll 52
N. G. Evans. 10 84
S. McG. Simkins, 000
The first six names are the del
egates to the Constitutional Con
vention, four of whom are reform
ers and two conservatives.
There will bea competitive examina
tion on the 2:;d of August in this coun
ty under the charge of the County
School Commissioner fora scholarship
in Furman University worth fifty dol
lars (?0;, an amount sufficient to pay
tuition for one year. The appointee
is to enter the lowest college class. For
further information, catalogues, etc.,
CHAS. h. DURHAM,
.Secretary of Faculty,
Greenville, S. C.
The Hayner Distilling (Jo
Springfield, Ohio, ship liquors di
rect lo consumer. Write for price
Wagons and buggies beautiful in
pattern and finish, cheap in price but
not in workmanship For sail by Ram
sey & Bland. j
THECAJPTA1X OF OUR SAL
A Greater Than Lee or Jackson
The folio??lug beautiful loiter
from Judge J. S. Cothran, was
road before the Abner Perrin Camp
at Centre Springs on last Thurs
CAPT. GEORGE B. LAKE, EDGE
FIELD, S. C. :
Dear Sir ; Owing io the pro
tracted sitting of the Court of Ses
sions here, which will not adjourn
until this evening, and as the civ
il business will not begin until
Monday, I find greatly to my re
gret, that it will be impossible for
me to be with you on Thursday
next. I have several cases to be
tried next week, and the parties
interested could not and would
not understand or excuse my de
I have th? greatest desire to be
with you for many reasons.
I doubt if there is any one liv
ing now who had longer or more
familiar acquaintance with the
great soldier in the adoption of
whose name for your Camp, you
have honored yourselves even more
We were school boys together at
"Big Hungry" from 1S41 to 184G
and in the same classes. After
the fashion ot country boys we
played, fished, hunted, frolicked,
and fought together the mimic
bal ties of life.
In after years our path:', though
in the main divergent sometimes
crossed, until the great si.ruggle
ensued in 1861. Tho fortunes of
war placed us in the same brigade
in the grand army of northern
Virginia, whose magnificence he
helped to make up.
Impatient of the inefficiency of
many of the regimental superior
officers, he chafed and fretted for
a time, but when promotion came,
as it did, every quality of a great
commander shone forth conspicu
ously in him.
I was not at Gettysburg whore he
won his spurs, having been wound
ed at Chancellorsville, but it was
a well known fad In the army af
terwards that if Col Perrin, com
manding the advance, had ben
allowed to push forward his brig
ade to Cemetery heights after tak
ing the town of Gettysburg, as he
bogged to bo allowed to do, then,
"Another sight had seen that moon.
From Kate's dark book a leaf been
And Flodden had been Bannockburn."
During the winter of 1S63-4,
owing to thc? enforced absence
from wounds of the gallant Mc
Gowan, Gen'l. Perrin was assigned
temporarily to the command of our
brigade and encamped with us
near Orange county court house
. jin til-tko-WHMIJ ?uiy u?TfrET
brigade commander, when Geni.
Perrin was assigned to the com
mand of Wilcox's Alabama brig
ade and took it into action at the
Wilderness on the second day of
the battle, May 3rd, '64.
Heth's division supported by
Wilcox's began the fight on the
plank road about 3 o'clock p. m.,
and after a desperate struggle and
willi varying fortune, held their
ground until night put an end to
the bloody conflict. The odds
were against us, and the federal
troops Hushed with their advan
tage renewed the battle early the
next morning on the same ground.
.Just at sunrise, after a forced
march from Gordonsville all of
the night before, the head of Long
street's column appeared on the
field and took up the unfinished
fight. Their dash, their elan, their
martial mien, the glinting of the
early rays of the sun upon their
glittering arms made up a sight
never to be forgotten by those who
"It were worth ten years of peaceful
To have seen that stern array."
Among the foremost brigades of
the corps was that commanded by
Perrin who rode at its head. The
light of battle illuminating his
face, he looked the very embodi
ment of war. Calling me to his
side he said, "I intend to come out
of this figld a Major General or a
dead Brigadier? These were the
last words I ever heard from his
lips. The battle opened with un
common fury, Longstreet was shot
down at a critical moment, the
gallant Jenkins was killed, and
amid the irreparable losses the
Army of Northern Virginia had
cause to lament none greater
than Perrin, the bravest of the
brave-its "dead Brigadier."
I had intended to make the bat
tle of the Wilderness and its illus
trious "dead Brigadier," the sub
ject of my theme in addressing
you at your meeting, but again I
have to regret that it is not to be
my privilege to bc with you.
There are other reasons of a per
sonal and a special nature which
add much to my desiveto attend
your camp fire. The early years
of my life were spent in Edgefield
District and hut for what was al
most an accident, my eyes would
first have seen the light within
her borders. I know her people
well, their virtues and their faults,
and whilst like all mortals, they
are not exempt from the latter,
I can say of a truth, that even
these all lean to virtue's side.
It may be that at some meeting
of your Camp in some ensuing,
year, I may he permitted to re
deem my promise to meet with
you. My feelings for you will
never grow cold, nor will the rr
colloetion of the events which you
commemorate ever fail, nor time,
nor distance, nor circumstances,
nor anything else be able to dim
the lustre which shines around the
name of your chieftain, and my
lifelong friend, the lamented "dead
I bea to be remeii herod by each
and every member of your Camp.
Our ranks are rapidly thinning as
the years go by. Il wi li be but a
little while until the lastsuevivor
shall be called to cross the river
and rest with bis comrades under
the shade of the trees upon the
other side. The great majority
have already passed over, and my
heart's d.-sire and prayer to God is,
that each OLC of yon, who bas not
already done so, may enlist under
the banner of a greater Captain
than Leo or Jackson or P?rrin,
even the Captain of our salvation,
from whose servie*? there is no dis
charge, for there shall bo no more
death, no more sin, no more toil,
uo more trouble-and He shall
wipe all tears from our eyes.
Faithfully and affectionately
Your friend and comrade,
J. S. COTER AN.
Greenville, S. C., July 27.
Notice of Election.
MANAGERS or ELECTION TO ELECT
DELEGATES TO CONSTITUTIONAL
AN ELECTION will be held at
the several precincts established
by law in Edgelield County on
Tuesday, August 20th 1895, lor
the following described officers, to
wit: Six (6) dalegatcs to State
Constitutional Convention Tlx;
polls will open at S o'clock a. m.,
and close at 4 o'clock p. m., nt the
close of the election the managers
shall immediately proceed io pub
licly count the ballots.
Within three days thereafter tho
chairman of the board of manag
ers, or one of them to be designa
ted by tho board in writing shall
deliver to the commissioners nf
election tho box containing tie'
containing the poll list, the ballots
and a written statement ol the re
sult of the election at his precinct.
The managers shall administer !o
each person offering to vo'.e on
oath that he is qualified to vote ai
said election, according to the
Constitution of the State and that
he has not already voled in said
Oue of I he manager." hereinaf
ter appointed shall, previous to i he
day of election, procure from il."
commissioners of election ih" ba'
lot box, papers and registration
book for his precinct. The board
of managers for < - ; : c: 11 precinct
shall meet on or before thc day of
ejection and organize themselves
into a board of managers by elect
ing one of their number chairman
and some suitable person as clerk.
Tho chairman may then adm in in
ter the oath prescribed in article
Ii, section 30, of tho constitution
and the oath against duelling to
each member of the board and
the clerk; and the clerk may in
turn ad banister the same oaths to
the chairman. The said oaths may
be administered by any other ofli
cer authorized to administer oaths,
and shall be filed in the office of
tjie^clerkof Qssjtl *o\- X?jajaftBb
The voting shall be by ballot,
which ballot shall be of plain white
paper two and a half inches wide
by five inches long, clear and oven
cut, without ornament, description,
mutilation, symbol, erasure, or
mark of any kind whatsoever ex
cept the names of the persons vo
ted for, which names shall be writ
ten or printed, or partly written
or partly printed, and if printed,
in black ink, and such ballot shall
be folded so as to conceal the name
or names thereon, and so folded
shall be deposited in a box to be
constructed, kept and disposed of
as hereinafter provided, and no
ballot of am- other description
found in any ballot-box shall be
At each precinct a space of in
closure, such as the managers
deem proper and sufficient, shall
be railed off, or otherwise provided
with an opening for thc entrance
of the voter at ono end or side,
and an opening at the other end
for bis exit, as a polling place.
But one voter shall be allowed to
enter any polling place at a time,
and no one except the managers
shall be allowed to speak to the
voter while in the polling place
casting his vote.
Each clerk of the poll shall keep
a poll list, which shall contain a
column headed "Names of Voters,"
and the name of each elector vo
ting shall be entered in such
If, in counting, two or more like
ballots shall be found folded to
gether compactly, only one shall
be counted, and the others destroy
ed, but if they have different
names, all shall be destroyed and
none counted. If more ballots
shall he found in thc box upon
opening it than there aro names
on thc poll list, all the ballots
shall be relumed to the box and
throughly mixed together, and
one of the managers or clerk shall,
without seeing the ballots, draw
therefrom and immediately de
stroy as many ballots as there are
in excess of the number of names
on the poll list.
The following named persons
have been appointed managers of
the election for delegates to Con
stitutional Convention, to wit:
Edgelield-T J Lanham, W E
Doboy, L J' Covar, J P Bates,
Meeting Streel-J \ Cogburn,
J S McDowell, E L Stevens, M B
Trapps Store-\V H Stallworlh,
clerk, A P Ouzts, it P Holloway,
J W Aiton.
Pleasant Laue-C H II Wil
liams, W A Strom, G G Wett, A J)
Tim merman, clerk.
Johnston-R S To wi c.s J YV
Hester, A JI Smith, J G Mobley,
Haltiwanger's Store.-Jesse II
Coleman, M L Wheeler, S M Coop
er, J 0 Towles, clerk.
Holstein's X Roads-W E Bod ie,
We have mude a Specialty <
for private Consumption. As we
reasonable tigure than any dealer cc
Our Specialty is our Celebra!
Which wi? furnish at .$3.20 p
We make no shipment of 1
different brands. AB we sell on ?
remittance must accompany order.
0BT Write us for Complete
Remember we Prepay all Ext.
J W Wise, M E Smith, A B Wat
Merri wether's Hall-P B Lan
ham, H H Towns, J M VV Glover, ;
H L Bunch, clerk.
Perry's X Roads-J W Herbert,
J L Oxner, W F Huiet, clerk.
Coleman's X Roads-L B Blease,
H H Ellis, Som Sample, Giles!
Cheathain'a Store-W M Corley,
W P Branson, J H Reel, P W
Cheat b a in, clerk.
Landrum's Store-D V Harris, J
G Herd, D W Wheathersbee, P B
Liberty Hill-H Q Talbert, C
W Barres*, W G Sheppard, J W
lied Hill-A V Morgan. P II
Busaey, G W Johnson, A J Mc
Mt, Willing-J M Long, Ii M
Herl?ng,Oscar Strom, J l? Padgett,
R i c h a r d so n v i 11 e-John M cC 1 e ? -
lon, J 15 Michell, W D Allen, W
W Sa'cher, clerk.
Trentrm-.J K Betti?, F M Lep
pard, C A Long, J E Colgau, clerk.
.i f; Belgier, J 0 Seigler,EC Winn,
Modoc-J B Thurmond, \V Mc
Daniel, Tom Merri wether, John
Kiuurd's Store-Geo T Ether
edge, S A Price, John '.Vest, Gary
Ca ugh tn an, clerk.
Plum i J ranch-J W Blackwell.
.1 K Freeland, J C Sanders, F P
V. ells, clerk.
One of the above named manag
ers from each box will call tm the
board of commissioners at Edjip
fieldC.H., between the 10th flay
of August and 18th day of Au
gust to receive ballot box, poil list
and instructions and be qualified.
J. B. DAVIS,
S. B. MAYS-'
Com m is sn-rn rs of State Elec
THE STATIS ALLIANCE.
The eighth nnnual meeting of
the FARM??8 STATE ALLI
ANCE of South Carolina will con
vene in Cclnmbi? ;>'A Wednesday,
County SecretarU;s are hereby
requested lo send irmv.cdiafclyju
this uiuce the t?nmes and post
office address cf tho delegates
It is desired thal all the County
Alliances in tho Slate bc daly rep-!
Business of imp.irt.ince will be
J. W. REID,
Sec. F. S. A. of S. C.
Harvest Home Rye-0 years old
$3.20 per gallon, all expr?ss
charges prepaid. The Hayner Dis
tilling Co., Springfield, Ohio.
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
I -Sioo-catalog tells all about them
-free, of course.
s GORMULLY & 1EFFERY MFG. CO., '
WASHINGTON. O. C.
For Old Gold and Old Solid
Silver; also Surplus Wedding j
Presents in Sci id Silver bought. !
Julius R. Watts & Co., Jewelers,
*>7 WHITEHALL ST., ATLANTA, GA.
Pure liquors for family uso, The
Hayner Distilling Co., Springfield,
Subscribe lo the Ed^nfiel 1 AD
ORS FOR FAMILY USE. !
-(o ?)- j
>f furnishing absolutely pure WHISKIES, WINES, BRANDIES &c.,l
aro distillers, an? in a position to furnish rt better arl ide ut K more]
,n alford to do.
st llorac Rye" Six Years Old
er ga'lon and prepay all express charges.
ess quauity (lian i wo gallons, bul ord co s may bc? divided Hmong j
i very close margin wu cannot allow time on shipments, cons?quent ly j
Trice List, Reference &c, icc.
THE HAYNER DISTILLING CO.,
M PORTE RS & WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS, BOX 290,
S FRI N G P I 12 L D, O H I O.
THE SOUTH AND NORTH AMERIC AN
NEW YORK AND CHICAGO LLOYDS.
in. A. SM ITH, General Co. Ag't. for Edge
THE LLOYDS system, established in 168S. (over two cen1' ries
ago) by Edward Lloyd, is made now more thorough and p-. feet
through regular business progression. A LLOYDS COMPANY J [AS
NEVER FAILED. MANY PROMINENT BUSINESS MEN A RE
IN IT, because, as business people, they aro bound to accept th' sav
ing feature of the Lloyd?, cou plod with rqnal, if not greater reli. '?iii
ty than id oriel ed by any oilier insurance in existence. The L'oyds
otter a uniform cut of fifteen per cent, on the old line prices, s?; -I in
case of excessive rates having been marie, they give even greater i? lief
than this. Among our policy holders in Edgide-ld WP naine a ?nw:
Jones it Son, K.J. Norri.-5, Alvin Hart. W. B. Penn, Mrs A. E. J vis,
Mrs. S. A. Dozier, Jas. A. Bennet, R. P. Holloway, R. L. Fox. The
most prominent Nortbwn corporations and congrus, widl known in
I lie South, arc in I lie Lloyds, such as Ansi in, Nichols it Co., Sim-son,
Crawford ct Simpson, Postal Cable ct Telegraph Cu., of ?w York,
Jordan, March oe Co., Edison Electric Light Co. of Boston, Speckles
Sugar Refining Co., J. B. Lippiucott & Co. of Philadelphia, P. Lorri
lard ct Co., of Jersey City, Armstrong, Cater it Co.. Burnell tv Co.
Henry Swiuborn & Co., Daniel Miller ct Co, of Ballimore. IN SOUTH
CAROLINA Ihe largest concerns are in it. Applications for Insu
rance received at The ADVERT?S KU Office.
May 1, 1895.
JOHNSTON and EDGEF?ELD,
Vehicles of all Kinds,
FURNITURE and COFFINS,
Fine Harness, Saddles,
LULU U?IL?H Ulli!) Will 1IUO0?D.
lei m Steeg of. Sipes, CQeep ans Good.
\?D A DPI J IRON WORKS AND
VI BAKU (SUPPLY COMPANY.
Machinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
Get our Prices before you buy.
WM. SeHWEieERT & 0o.,
-RELIABLE J E AV E L E KS
Has all the Newest Goods of the Season in
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
LADIES SHIRT WAIST SETS in Gold and Silver. LADIES
FINE SILVER BELT BUCKLES with fine Silk Ribbon. STERLING
SILVER SPOONS and FORKS lower than ever before.
Watch and Clock Repairing Promptly Attended to by Competent
COR. BROAD and 7 TH STTEET,
WHAT DO YOU THINK!
LEWIS F. yWILIBAR.
937 BROAD ST., AUGUSTA, GA.,
IS SELLING AX 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.
Palmetto Business College,
WILLISTON, S. C.,
Next Session Begins Sept. 26, 1895.
One of the most complete Commercial College* intheSou'h.
Tuition rates reasonable. First class board $8.00 per mouth. We
have large and comfortable Dormitories that will accommodate one
hundred and fifty boarding students. Military regulations. Perfect
For further particulars, address.
J. R. A. Whitlock,
July 1G- ff. PRESIDENT.
JAS. H. CARLISLE, L L, D., Pres.
A. G. RE M BERT, Head Master,
Expenses for one year, from
$150 to $200.
XT , o . 1 ? rx , 1 ion- ! I'll alwavs be giad to see my lr ie
Next. Session begins Oct.. J, I8?I0. J , ' - , 0 i- . J
_ , 0 ,, ' i and lo make more friends.
- I-or Catalogne, address
My name is Norman:
On the Grampian hills
My father feeds his (luck.
The report that 1 had gone out
of business, or contemplated that
step, isa mistake. I am still on
the ground floor and have reduced
the price of beef to 5 and 8 edits.
J. A. GAM EWELL,
Spartan burg, S. C.
ltNS regular quarterly meeting of
the BtljjellHd Hussars has IHMMI post
poned lo Thursday, August 22nd, al
Lin? Pavilion, Lanham s Spring. Hy
L. R KKU.NHOK, Capt.
\V. IL Ryan, O.
Now is the time to take
To make more friends
Pc sell more heel'
And sell more heel*
To make more friends.
NORM AN YOUNG B LOO 1).
mi Telegrrnitliy, .*. iifusm. <.a.
Ko theory. No text books. Actual business from
?iv of entering. College goods, money and biixincs.
pupers used. R. K. fare paid to Augusta.
Write (br handsomely Illustrated uttulogue.
New Goods! iNew Goods!!
I i GK
li! Xv *r
That there isa place in Augusta where
von eau get something nice and tempt
ing to eat in the FANCY GKOCERY
DOSGHEE & CO., carry a full line of
the latest Home and Foreign Delica
cies. When you visit Augusta coule
. . and see us. Prices will please you.
DOSCHER & CO."
a. s -?s-g s
?M I H
a ? E if B
/. C. LE?Y ? CO., I
Have now in store their entire
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING
Tlie largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods whic.1 are
not only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style, and finish,
gratify a cultivated ami discriminating*taste, and at the same 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
YOUR ATTENTION !
JU1 YOU I^iEED....:,.,..
Cook Steves, Stove Pans, Siove Fiji, Tinware, Well Buckets,
Loaded Shells, banned Goods, Confeetionaries.
Evaporators Repaired or made to Order:
LARGEST COOK STOVE FOR THE MONEY.
Codee Pots, Milk Buckets,and Covered Buckets made from the best of
Tin in I he market. Repairs for Cook Stoves I sell, kept in stock. Call
on or address
CHAS. A. AUSTIN,
crounsrsTonsi*, s. c.