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T l'.OS. J. ADAMS, ..... EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, JUNE H-1896.
The Republican Convention.
On Thursday last at St. Louis
tlie republican convention nomi
nated Wm. J. McKinley for Presi
dent of the United States on a
Gold and High Protective tariff
platform. McKinley received on
the first ballot two thirds of all the
votes, and the nomination was
made unanimous. A number of
delegates, however, from five or
six Statos withdrew from the con
vention when the gold plank in the
platform was adopted. The lead
er and most noted of these dele
gates is Senator Teller of Colora
do. A number of other delegates
who opposed the gold standard but
did not feel called upon to leave
the convention filed their written
protest against this financial plank
and will work and vote for silver
when they return home to their
respective States. Tho whole
number of these bolting delegates
araouVs to nearly one hundred.
There are two significant facts,
that cropped out during the pro
ceedings of this convention, that
aie bright with hope for-deraocra
cy. First, although the financial
plank declares for gold alone as
tho standard, McKinley himself
Was bitterly opposed to it and fa
vored any kind bf a straddle rath
efthan be forced to* stand up fiat
footed heels together toes out
and to the mark for Gold. The
reason of this opposition of Mc
Kinley and many of his closest
friends to the gold plank is sim
ply that, they are afraid af such a
plank and believe down in their
/itarts that the double standard xoill
win especially as this gold demand
was forced upon the convention
by New York and Massachusetts,
the centres of that sentiment in
The other rainbow for national
Nomocracy is the fact that so
many silver delegates withdrew
from the convention in high
dudgeon and went home to work
and vote for democracy if a silver
platform be adopted and a silver
candidate be nominated at Chi
cago. Remember these bol.ing del
egates are all republicans and
from republican States.
Thus ar* we "doubly armed" be
cause, we "have our quarrel just."
A?d McKinley telegraphed io
----HiHttis-ihm-if they couid^tTnom?'
nate bim on Thursday to put it
off until Saturday, "tell em" said
he "they can plant their beans on
Friday but do please doo't plant
me on that day, why thats the day
they hang folks." And Mac was
wise, he has enough to carry with
out the super-added load of a nom
ination on Friday.
For Gold Alone.
The following is the financial
plank in the platform of the Re
publican convention at St. Louis,
just adjourned. About the 7th of
July the Democratic convention at
Chicago will cover that plank with
one of gold and silver.
"We are unalterably opposed to
ever}' measure calculated to debase
our currency, or impair the credit
of our country. We are therefore
opposed to the free coinage of sil
ver except by international agree
ment; with the leading commercial
riations of the world, which we
pledge ourselves to promote, and
until such can be agreed, the ex
isting gold standard mus' be pre
served. All our silver and paper
currency now in circulation must
be maintained at parity with gold,
and we favor all measures design
ed tc maintain inviolably the ob
ligations of the United States and
all our money, whether coin or pa
per, at the present st indand. the
standard of the most enlightened
nations of the earth."
McKinley is a straddle bug on a
gold bug platform. Such a wagon
and team will not suit the Ameri
And when the vote disclosed to
Hanna that Gold was tc be "in it"
inspi te of his protests and manifold
objections,' he simply remarked.
"Somebody stole my nigg.'.rs,"
Hanna thought he had "fixed".the
nigger delegates, but they were
willing tobe "fixed" twice.
Ii alls by the Wayside.
At the Florida State convention
of last week the goldbugs carried
the day by a vote of 173 to 171.
Money answereth all things. There
is not a particle of doubt that
Florida and Michigan were carri
ed over to the enemy by the cor
rupt use of money, and othei influ
ences and that such a programme
will be continued up to the sitting
of the Chicago convention is equal
ly certain. And even in that au
gust body the potency of filthy
lnc::eto thwart the will of the peo
ple will be put to the test.
T.be Lu ray cost f*00.
The Meeting at Manning:.
The first meeting of the State
eampagu came off at Manning on
Monday of this week. Little en
thusiasm was manifested. Ellerbe
and Whitman, candidates for Gov
ernor wo -e there. Dr. Timmermau
was thara candidate for State
'J. rep surer, and had no opposition
and will go in beyond a doubt. But
for the one single sensation o?: the
day it would have- been insuf
ferably dull. That sensation was
the announcement that ?John T.
Duucau was a candidate for tho
United States Senate. Duncan is
a derk in the State Treasurer's
office, bat seems to have more
metal in him than the petty office
ho holds would indicate, and in
d-'fault of anybody better it is
hoped th it he will measure up to
a sort of a decent standard. When
there are so mauy strong intellects
in South Carolina who are anxious
to be United States Seuators it is
simply astounding that not one of
them has entered the field tor this
high office. Earle could have been
elected aft easily as falling off :
log and so cculd half a dozen olh
ers that wo might name.
The disgust of tho Columbia
Stale with the situation is con
"Irby retired; Doualdson has
not filed his pledge, so far as wo
can learn ; McLaurin dallied but
did not dare; Mayfield yearned
but fell back ; W. D. Evans put in
a straw bid; Earle * entered the
lists and as Boon as he had enter
ed retreated precipitately. The on
ly man who ventures to stand be
fore the annointed of Tillman is a
State house clerk !"
The St. Louis convention was in
session only a few days. The dem
ocratic convention which meets in
Chicago July 7th, will probably be
continued much longer. This con
vention will doubtless be one of
the most lengthy and exciting in
the history of democratic natioual
conventions, in these respects to
tally eclipsing the republican con
vention just held. It is not ex
pected that the gold.men will bolt,
but that will "lay down" on the
democratic nominees by not vo
ting at all, or by voting the repub
lican ticket. The Tammany lead
ers in New York declare, however
that Ihey wiil support the ticket
??o matter who is uominated. "We
would rather," say they, "support
a silver democrat than a republ
can, although we are for gold."
In legal trials for criminal of
j-i?JOC^nV^th^^iiw^pjjesuwm a joan
innocent until proven euilty. In
trials before the bar of public
opinion -for alleged shady prac
tices, where the people are the
judges and the circumstances draw
the indictment, the rule is the oth
er way and the prisoner at this
bar must prove his innocence.
Erebus ! Cimmerium ! !
John Duncan is to oppose Juo.
Gary Evans for the United States)
Senate! And this is the "dark
horse" the Columbia State and the
Register and tho News and Courier ?
have been promising us every day
for the past week.
Ex-Judge Norton died at Wal
halla on Saturday.
Another Salvation Army.
It seerr^ that there is to be an
other Salvation Army ; and the sur
prising th;ng is that* it is to be an
Episcopal orgai.ization. For some
time there has been a church army
under Ep scopal direction in Eng
land; and it has proved so satis
factory ia its results that it is to
be introduced into this country,
as the United States Church Ar
my. The organization is modeled
after the Salvation Army ; though
it is propose!'to reach a rather
different class of people. It is not
for the slums. "There is to be a
military director, a chief of staff,
field marshals, majors, sides-de
camps," and so on ; and there"wil!
be chariot companies to travel
from place to place, with a driver,
a fifer, a drummer and a bugler.
All of this sounds strangely in
congruous in connection with the
Episcopal church. The motive of
it may be excellent; but it looks
like an awkward attempt of this
stil?, aristocratic body to adjust it
self to the growing conviction
that the church's mission is to the
masses. We are told, that io a
short time there will be church ar
my posts scattered over the coun
try at large. We wish them well
and hope that they may become
promoters of real piety."
In Deciding the Question
you look at ultimate tesultt-** ?lu
rabllity-rather than toward du*
good?. Thta i? particularly the c.?
when considering the purchase ot
[DOOBS, SASH & BLINDS,
for tho.e articles are intended tobe
permanent and you will ?ant th.?
well made, with joint? tightly fitted
and well finked. Our. are mad.
that way, from selected dry flock on
the latest improved machinery ana
are warranttd perfect.
Send for Price \.\%\.-mail*dfrt:
AUGUSTA LUMBER CO..
"Buy*/ th* Maktr"
'.Buy SUrlini Braiui." \***\
HE WILL NOT MAKE THE
RACE FOR RE-ELECTION.
HE TELLS THE PEOPLE WHY,
His RECENT POLITICAL COURSE HAS
BEEN MISUNDERSTOOD AND *IE
HAS BEEN MISJUDGED-HE WILL
NOT SUE FOR FAVORS.
s'e ws and Courier.
LAURENS, S. C., Juno 17.-In a
ihort interview with Senator Irby
o-day, your correspondent asked
his question : "Will you be at
banning next Monday, Senator?"
The Senator answered: "No, I
ihall not attend that or any other
iampaign meeting as a candidate
br the United States Senat??. I
lad intended up to a short time
igo to ask for the nomination kt
he ensuing primary, but have cou
duded not to enter the contest,
''rom advices received from d'ffcr
mt sections of the State I conclude
hat my motives and official acts
br the last year have been misun
rtood by the factiou of which I
vas a charter member. It is appar
ent from these advices that I must
mtagouize those with whom 1
lave co-operated -politically since
[886. lt seems that the entire mn
ihinery cf the party government
ias been . organized to humiliate,
lefeat and destrey nie. This would
lot have been but for a misunder
itandhg of my motives iii oppos
ngthe equal division of delegates
o the Constitutional Convention,
he defense of the name of Butler
ii that convention, my opposition
o the plan of suffrage as adopted
iud the uncompromising position
aken by me in opposition ti a
)olt iu the late State Democratic
;ouveutk?n. In addition, if I wore
o run with my old friends orgau
zed against me I could only ex
pect support from those hpreto
bre my political opponents, which
ivould be distasteful to me as they
>we me no favors. In arriving at
bis conclusion, I desire to say t lin t
[ chprish no spleen towards those
?vbo I believe misconstrue my mo
rves and political course recently,
ind confidently anticipate the fu
:ure to vindicate these positions
riLLMAN IN METY-F0?R.
THE REPLY HE MADE TO
THESE BOND DEAL
HE INDIGNANTLY DENIED THAT HE
EVER RECEIVED ONE CENT OF
THE COMMISSIONS .AND TERMED IT
A MALICIOUS SLANDER.
The State, a #
lu view of the great interest be
ing taken just at this time in the
bond matter it is interesting to
turn back to Senator Tillman's
speech made at Walterboro in '94,
and mako extracts from that
9peech, in which he dealt with the
matter, defying anyone to say that
he or Dr. Bates got one cent of the
Senator Tillman said: "First as
to the $6930.65 charged on the
treasurer's books to the redemp
tion of Brown consols and ex
penses. The larger portion of
this was paid for the eugraving
and printing of the bonds them
selves. The balance was the ex
penses incurred by Dr. Bates and
myself when wo went to New York
for two weeks, begging up and
down Wall street. Every item,
with vouchers, can be had in the
treasurer's office. This is what was
spent of the $8,000.
"To the second question, how
much c-f the funds of the sinking
fund commission were expended
and for what? I answer, not one
"Third, who received the $124,
161.65, (this shoald be $118,125,)
the 2 1-2 percent semi-annual in
terest on the new bonds? I auswor
that I do not know. We did not,
as everybody knows, fund the
bonds in New York, because we
were antagonized by the Charles
ton banks and the feeling there
appeared to be for a gold bond,
which we were not authorized to
issue and which I was unwilling
to have the State issue. After our
failure to do anything in New
York, we authorized Mr. Rhiud to
negotiate the loan of five and a
quarter million of 4 1-2 pei cent,
bonds at par, and expressly in
formed him that if he could sdi
them so as to get any commission
it weuld be all right, but that the
State would not pay him one cent.
So far as Mr. Rhind's financial
3tandiug was concerned, it did not
concern us. We were dealing with
bim as a broker, who appeared to
know his business and who had
discretion and judgment. His as
sociates in the work with the syn
iicate, and who g:>t part of what
ever commission he received, were
Messrs. Lancaster & Williams of
Richmond. I say this however,
that no member of the syndicate
-Lancaster, Williams, Rhind or
my other man-has ever paid one
;ent of this commission to any
3ody in South Carolina that I
enow of, and I def}' anybody on
?arth" under the earth or anvwhe.-e
dse to trace any of this money to
South Carolina, or say that Bates
>r I got one dollar of it."
You are ordered to mont at the
Pavilion, Lanham Springs, on Sat
irday 4th July, to make arrange
nents for atn.ual picnic.
L. R. BRANSON', Capt.
V. H. Byan, 0. ?.
When you need a bottle of Pure By<>
V'hiskey for Medicinal purposes, ask
t your Dispensary for the genuine
nd original Bakers Pure Bye Whla
ey, E. Walter's ?L Co. propritors.
of Silver, and
Will keep the people everlast
ingly Hush with all kinda of mon
5y. But there seems to be a great
period of plenty in this coninniui
ly and most everybody has money
3 Kinds of People Here !
FIRST KIND-Are the men
who are looking for a farm wagon,
sr a log wagon or a general pur
nose wagon. We uro looking tor
such men. The "OLD HICKORY"
Wagon hap all tho qualities of <i
First-class SUA ? ON.
Prnth, we guarantee them the h >sf.'
We want you to see these Wagons,
iv il 1 show them up if you will
[ilease favor us with a call. Th*
price is right and we can ugree on
lerms. BUY A NEW WAGOR Now
WHILE You HAVE MONEY?
A great Dinny have laid away a
nice spec of money with which to
purchase Buugies. We hav" put in
a class of th>'?f> veli ic es which are
the wonder of the State. Such
vvdl built, elegantly finished, easy
riding, wearable vehicles, at equal
ly wonderment prices. Prices
which are a little lees than your
WnEELsI BIKES 1! Tuef
vehicle of the 19th Ceutury. Bi
cycle* for men and women in these
mak- s. CRESCENT, CRAW
FORD, and MONARCH,
and appended pricer. $50.00 to
$75.IX); a pretty little discount for
"spot ca?h.M In all the above ad
vertised goods we refund money if
goods are n>t satisfactory.
RAMSEY & BLAND *
EDGEFIELD & JOH?8TO.\.
June 23, 1896.
For tue best Fire Insurance in old
strong and reliable companies, on
town or conntry property, call on or
writ? D. R. DURJSOK, Agt.
Walter & Co's. 'Baker'has a national
reputation ai d lias been on the market
since 1841. Your local Dispensary will
supply your wants.
This great remedy
physicians, and pres
all over the world.
stubborn cases. The forr
plainly on every bottle.
For Female Comp
building up run-c
terns it acts like m
a bottle and be <
READ THE TRUTr
EXTRACT PROM BOOK OF
" Was a rheumatic sufferer for 18 rn
from physicians, treatment at Mineral W
Ark. My doctor dorlared my condition hi
advised P. P. P., Lippman's Great Kernot
to-day a wellman." W. F
of Timmins & Hinca, Leading Gr
Indorsed by B. W. FXAJCSNS, Druggist.
" P. P. P.. Lippman'sGreat Remedy,ci
lng and palpitation of the heart. Had nc
two years; now I Blee>? .oucdly in any pc*
" Sworn to and subscribed bofore mc,"
J. M. LAMBENT, !
"Kuffored for years with a disagree*
Various remed?-s failed to remove it. Tin
mail's Great Remedy, completely cured m
_CAPT. J. D. JO
[ SOLD BY AUDRI
Ll PPM AM'S BLOCK-i
For Sale by
Mr. Wilbur F. Herbert Jr., Re
viver of the Carolina Cumberland
3ap and Ch'cago R a i 1 w ay,
viii Bell af auction at 10 o'clock a.
ri., July 23rd, at the Freight De
rot in Edgefield, various articles
>f unclaimea freight which have
)eeu on hand for six months or
(1) Stationary Eug.ne and bit
(1) Case R. Goods.
(2) Empty Hogsheads.
(1) Case Charts.
(10) Bags Malt.
(1) Bag Meat.
(3) Jail Door, (1) buudle iiou.
(1) Barrel Basks.
(2) Barrels Flour.
June 16 '96-6t.
\) MEMBERS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE :
As there will Le agx>d di'al of
important business to consider,
ou are requested lomee1 at Ed go
eld C-ort House o:i Monday July
th at 10 o'clock a. m., ?harp.
J. M. GAINES.
June 16. Chairman.
This Celebrated STALLION 16
ands high, surol, grand-son of
[aVuptot., son of Visitor will
land tho Spring season of 1896 af
FEE-$10.50 for insurance.
Ed^ficld, C. H., S. C.
Until further notice, the
tangley Manufacturing com
any will pay Augusta market
rices for cotton delivered at
Langley Mfg., Co.
Langley, S. C.
HO MORE EYE-GL?SSES
SORE, mt> S. IKFLA^ED EYES,
'i.-.j rta Sfpii of ihi Cid.
CurJsTesr ?>%?, ?* ?n??l*i'ft?u Styli
Tiunora, L.<i ?*?3, Mattel! Fy* L-u'tsS,
cs retac?se ?wot r. LIEF ia rriituiutajL
Ai?'), OMii*:iy itf.-4. . ?l??a u?~i lu t uer
xn?!?d;rt, c-.vi j% l 'n-.r* FtVir ***rfi*?
Tami..-, t. f ttl? ?m. I: ?%:'J?\S?
watter**:; m--joursjt? ..* * i cJt s.l.Z?B
Supervisor Whittle will be in his of
Ice on first and third Tuesdays of eve
y month for the purpose of auditing
ind filing claims, issuing checks ?fcc.
is indorsed by
cribed by them
to cure thc most
nul is published
As a tonic it is
onths. Derived no h??ncflt
tils, Tex., or Hot Sprincs,
opeiess, but as u last resort
IT. Through its us? 1 a in
ocers, Waxahacble, Tax.
ired me of difficult breath,
it slept on eithor yid? for
it AMS AY, De Leon, Tex,
able eruption on ny face.
ree bottles o? P. P. P., Llpp
?HNSON, Savannah, Ga.
G. L. PENN & SON.
The undersigned, dealer in all'(
linds of (finning and Milling My-,
hiuery, Watjr Wheels, Steam'
Cr.ghies, Flouring and Corn Mills,]
/ill furnish estimates for whole
riants and put them in operation.
Represents the largest Ma
?0' Repairs furnished and j ut
fjtf Especial attention to over
lauling and changing from old to
All correspondence promptly ?n
G. D. M IMS.
Apr. 21-96. Edgefield, g. C..
r?E CELEBRATED TROTTING STAL
Will make the season of 18S1G at
teggie Bros. stable. Augusta. Gr..,
?mnjencing the loth day i f
larch. "MAHDI" is a beairifal
ay IIo.se 16 hands high, fine
one and substance, aud is very
fylish in appearance. He stamps
ia offspring with all of the-rode
irable features. His coit^ ar?
orv promising for the track as
'..ll as roadsters. If.) will stand
>r the urna I! sum of .$15.00. Foi
urther information aiid pedigree
?ill or a<ldress.
GUS WHITE, Manager.
On hand ONE CARLOAD ICE,
rhicli I will deliver to my custo
mers at hours day or night, at
he lowest prices. It will be my
ileasure to please everyone.
Give nie a call.
J. A. WHITE,
May 26, '96.
5. H. MANGET,
NEWSDEALER and BOOKSELLER,
TRENTON, S. C,
Subscriptions Solicited for any Publication,
lead the $3,000 prize story, ''The MUI of
cience," now being published io the Chicago
lecord-only two cents * copy. Your patr?n
ge would be appreciated.
April 14, iSgo.
W. J. RUTHERFORD & CO
BRICK, LIME, CEMENT, BEADY ROOFING, IC.
'orner Washington and Reynolds Street
WM. SeMWEIBERT & 0O.
Jewelry Esr ablishm en tl
702 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
Jvgp Send for our Catalogue.
BLACK RUSSIAN LEATHER, NO. 5515, $1.00.
DARK GREEN RUSSIAN, 4 NO. 5516, $1.00.
WITH STERLING SILVER TRIMMINGS.
F ? X S
Tatt iii insta Cotton Gins and
Large StocR of Egoes, CQeap ana GooO.
HMDADH 5 IRON WORKS AND
?vJiVI D/A ft U ?SUPPLY COMPAJSJY.
AUGUSTA, Gr A..
lachinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
Get our Prices before you buy.
Chas. B. Allen,
831 BROAD STREET, -
Sheppards Excelsior Cook. Southern Queen Range. Heating and
>oking Stoves, all Styl? s and prices. Grates, Mantles aud Tile, Tin
ire of all kinds. Tin Roofing and Galvanized Iron Works.
Sept. 10- ly
\LWAYS IN THE LEAD
I. C. LEVY & CO.,
kUGUSJA - GEORGIJ\.
Havejnow in store their entire
ALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING
ie largest stock ever shoxrn in Augusta. We aim to carry goods ubic.j are
t only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style, and finish,
atifj a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to
ike our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest^customers
lite attention to all. A call will be appreciated.
I. C. LEVY & CO.
AILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA
fOUR ATTENTION /
IF YOXJ isl EED . -??
ot Steves, Stove Pans, Stove Pipe, Tinware, Well Bnciets
oaded Shells, Canned Goods, Confeetionaries.
Evaporators Repaired or made to Order.
ARG EST COOK STOVE FOR THE MONEY.
Coffee 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_ _ _
ms. A. AUSTIN,
TOHI?TSTOISr, s. c.
HE SOUTH POLE
is prepared to fill orders for
/ E in limited and unlimited
entities. Our I C E is warrant
to be cold-and will stay cold ns
ig as it stays ICE.
H. E. CRIM,
May 26 '96. PROPRIETOR.
Groceries ! !
I AM prepared to furnish the public
willi anything in my line.
A general assortment of Gro
ceries at living prices.
Restaurant business con
tinued. Meals at all hours.
HENRY E. CRIM.
EDGEFIELD, C, H
Adril 14, '96.