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Tl'OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10,1897.
Cubans are wining victories.
Charleston is arranging for "a
direct steamship line to European
Clemson College already has
over three hundred students en
Gen. Huguenin, the last com
mander of Fort Sumter, died in
Charleston last week.
President McKinley has called a
special session, of congress to con
vene on Monday, March 15th.
Just as McKinley entered the
White House door Cleveland bade
h im farewell and went a-fishing.
An examination of applicants
for departmental positions at
Washington will be held in Co
lumbia, March 24.
An English syndicate is buy
ing property in North Carolina
ard Georgia, with a view to de
veloping gold mines.
Terrific windstorms accom
panied by heavy rains are repor
ted from England, doing much
damage on land and sea.4
Congress has appropriated $50,
000 to the naval station at Port
Royal, and $4,000 to the naval
hospital at the same place.
A cyclone struck Tennessee on
Friday, unroofing houses and de
molishing church steeples in Nash
ville and neighboring towns.
March fires have begun'to blaze.
On the third instant the Spartan
burg machine shops were burned,
1038 $50,000, $10,000 insurance.
An explosion of gas which leak
ed from two great six-inch main
pipes killed six persons aud in
jured fifty others in Boston last
No sign yet of yielding on the
part of Greece Her government
declares it will be oblitered from
the map of Europe rather than
abandon the Christians of Crete.
A convention of cotton planters
of the South Atlantic States will
assemble in Aueupia.on March
i?Ttir.-jreou?cnon oi~he acreage
will be urged upon all farmers of
The energy and spirit of Fitz
hugh Lee has accom pished the fair
trial of all Americans imprisoned
in Cuban prisons, those found in
nocent to be released, those guilty
to be expelled from the island.
The 4th of March was a charm
ing spring day in Washington, and
President McKinley was inaugu
rated with much pomp and splen
dor. Hi3 speech ca the occasion
indicated that with the exception
of higher tariff his policy will not
differ materially from that of his
Dan Murphy, the convicted mur
derer of County Treasurer Copes,
of Orangeburg, was to be hanged
If.st Friday, but was granted a re
spito of twenty days by Governor
Ellerbe, through the influence of
Murphy's brother, a policeman of
Augusta, who is making efforts to
save him by proving his innocence
of the crime.
If an express train moving at
the rate of forty-five miles an hour
were to stop suddenly it would give
the passengers a shock equal to
that of falling from a height of
fifty-four feet. Should the reform
movement in South Carolina sud
denly cease to move, a worse shock
would be experienced-down
The Mexioans have been anger
ed by the visit of the committee
sent from the United States to ne
gotiate for the return of the flags
captured by the Mexican troops
during the war of 1847. The
newspapers of that republic are
indulging in very intemperate
language and there is even talk of
war, which may or may not result
in active opposition to this coun
The left wing of tho great mon
asteiy of Sf. Bernard has been
demolished by an avalanche,
Fortunately, no lives were lost
nor was any one seriously injured,
but the monks occupying the
monastery were in serious danger
for some time before their safety
was assured. When the great
masses of snow and ice descended
upon the building the occupants
took refuge in the part of the
building which remained intact
and from there were able to dig a
tunnel under the snow, through
which they crawled Most of them
were severely frost bitten.
Judge James Aldrich presides at
this term of our court. His charge
to the Grand Jury on Monday
morning was plain, practical, and
Solicitor Thurmond appears for
the first time on his native heath
as the States prosecuting officer.
We ehall tell iater how ho acquits
himself of the charge placed upon
him by his constituents.
Tillman R. Denny of Johnston
is foreman of the Grand Jury.
Before proceeding to business,
the matter of the legality of the
jury, Borne of whom live in Green
wood county, was in an informal
way called to the attention of the
court. Whereupon Gov. Sheppard
read the act creating Greenwood
county, and the Judge decided that
the jury had been legally listed
and drawn, at least so far as the
March term is concerned.
AN OXYGEN DRUNK.
For those who are in search of
novelties oxygen intoxication will
perhaps commend itself, says the
New Era. It has the merit of be
ing out of the ordinary, but can
be obtained through the medium of
a new machine designed for family
use. Of course, it is not intended
that families should use machines
to get drunk, but they can do so if
they desire. One of the machines
will furnish two per cent, of extra
oxygen to a whole house if desired,
but for ordinary purposes one-half
of ona per cent, would be ample.
Two per ctnt. would unduly ex
hilarate the inmates, causing them,
to skip around and behave them
selves in a manner too undignified.
Thero aro other uses for this novel
apparatus. One of the machines
placed in front of the furnace door
in winter will make the fire much
hotter and save a large part of the
To the Churches of Edgefteld
DEAR BRETHREN : The conven
tional year of the Southern Bap
tist Convention is fast drawing
to a close. South Carolina Bap
tists have been asked to oontribute
their quota of funds to the Home
and Foreign mission Boards for
purposes of missinaey enterprise.
We are far short of our apor
tionment up to date, and I write
to snggest that a general effort be
made throughout all the churches
of old Edgefleld to do their full
- - -o-o -
the last of April.
The third week in March from
the 14th to the 31st has ?been set
apart as a week of self-denial in
behalf of the Home Mission
Board. Let us all observe it for
Christ's sake and give the price of
the sacrifice to missions. Then
make a special effort for Foreign
missions in April.
Brethren the support of the gos
pel, which is the power of God un
to salvation to the believer, must
be our chief aim, for the spread of
the gospei at home and abroad is
the very purpose and object of
the gospel at home and abroad is
the very purpose and object of
the constitution of a church. If we
fail in this we fail in the object
of our organization.
G. W. BUSSEY.
Where I rye Resembles Calhoun.
The other day I walked into the
Senate gallery and found that
the roll was being called on the
question of considering Morsels
Liquor bill. Frye was in the
chair, and while Harris, Hill and
Aldrich all know more about
parliamentary law than Faye, he
is the best presid*ng officer the
Senate has known since John C.
Breckinridge. Frye follows the
rule of Calhoun, perhaps the
greatest officer in the history of
the Senate, not excepting Aaron
Calhoun would not permit one [
Senator to refer to another Sera
tor asumy friend from Virginia"
or as "the gentleman from Mas
sachusetts." The correct phrase j
was "the Senator from Virgiuia"
of "the Senator from Maesachu- ?
setts." It is said that it was worth ;
a journey aoross the coutinent to (
hear Calhoun announce a vote in j
the Senate. There was more of
the Roman in his look than in (
any other public man of our ?
history. His eyea burned like '
coals of fire and there was dignity
enthroned in every lineament and i
movement. When Calhoun anoun- I
ced a vote, he said in a voice that ?
penetrated the further most; recess
of the chamber: "Senators, on .
the question the yeas are-and
the nays are-, The ayes have it
and the motion is "greed to."
Frye is the only man I have 1
ever seen preside over the Senate
?rho announces a vote with that
impressiveness we can imagine ,
Calhoun empl lyed, and it is doubt- '.
ful if even Calhoun could utter
the word Senator with more TO) ;
tuudity than Frye give?? to it.
Liens on Crop with Note for sale
at this office.
ARCHER AGAINST TILLMAN.
Unique Character in South Carolina
Wh May Yet f cure a Seat in
the National Senate.
A MINISTEE FOE GOVEENOE
Will Make the Race as the Radi
cal Opponent of the Present
Radical Regime-The Basis of
His Proposed Campaign.
New York Times.
Columbia, S. C., March 6.
There was a time in the history
of South Carolina when it was an
easy matter to say who would be
the next Governor or Senator. A
close corporation attended to these
inatterB with a mutual understand
ing that the members should take
turns at office holding, and there
wae no trouble whatsoever about it.
Wheu C was slated it was un
derstood that D would have it next
time, and D. was satisfied and
happy. Now things are changer1
Since the advent of Tillman
and his ism, the only [hing that
E *->d F are positive about is that
n er of them has the slightest
sh,.. .7 for anything whatsoever-a
very unhappy condition of affairs
for these gentlemen, as well as for
G and H and their successor who
would have been. But, while
politics in the Palmetto State is in
this muddled condition, and it is
as a rule, uuasafe to predict an}
^hiug, i is interesting to note an
impression that has been growing
for some time that the next Gover
nor may be a miuister of the Gos
P . . '
South Carolina has had a great
many different kinds of Gover
nors; the day was when only a
wealthy man could aspire to the
position, and then there came a
day when war records were neces
sary pah-sports, and more recently
a day when unqualified indorsa
ment of the farmers and their
mjvoment was a test. But South
Carolina has been heard of more
oPen in connection with a certain
rt_nark which one of it3 Governors
is alleged to have made to a Gover
nor of North Carolina than in any
othor, and it is safe to say that
her people have never even thought
if elect"' :g a mini ter to the Chief
. lagis..; cy.
But tnere now is a poss:bility
that might be considered a pro
bability, that Gov. Ellerbee will
be succeeded two vears hence by
the Rev. J. H. Archer, al; present
Senator from Sparenburg County.
Gov. Ellerbee is .known to be in
very bad health, and there are
fears that he will not live to fill
out his tel i:
cumb to t) .
of his te
t expired term. Miles McSeeuey
would never think of being elected
Governor himself, and there would
be a vacancy to fill when he retired.
For tnis Mr. Archer is understood
to be an applicant. He will, it is
almost certain, oppose Gov. El
lerbe if he is in the race, with
some hopes of success, and it is
positive that he will have a good
showing at the place if Ellerbee is
r ot in the field.
Mr. Archer, who is the re
p:- itative of the denominational
col 0e faction in the State, is a
peculiar political figure. Nothiug
had ever been heard of him out
side of Spartanburg County until
he waa sent to the Senate last
year to fill out au unexpired term.
An obscure Baptist miuister, who
had about retired from the field of
ministor'ai work, his only politi
cal po:'t'o i was out) of opposition
to the State colleges, which have
been a favorite target for aspiring
politicians for the past seven
ye. s. Upon his appearance in
tht Senate he proved a genuine
A tall, slim, wiry-looking man,
with a scrub of a beard and a tan
gle of iron gray hair, attracted
very little attention until he took
a part in his first debate* Then
the old members, who had regard
ed him as a harmless "hayseed,"
discovered that they had struck a
tartar. With vie rs decidedly ex
tre JO and as decidedly original,
and with a style of delivery that
reminds one of that of John J. Iu
f,alls, ho threw himself into every
debate with telling effect. He::eboth
an iconoc'ast and a pessimist, he
b s ass- :d an un' ual position,
but unuL a" posit.'ons seem to be
popular with the people who eleci
Governors in this State, and Mr.
Archor may be decided on as the
man to pit against Tillman four
years hence, when a combined ?
effort will be made to shake loose '
bis already weakening hold upoa
The test will be made upon tho
Gubernatorial race, however. If
Archer should win in that, the
visitors in the Senate Gallery at
Washington may yet see an un
;ombed individual flourishing* a
pair of long, bony arms to accent
the proposition that Thomas
Jefferson might have been all right
in his day, but that day had pas
3e?, and that the Senator from
karolina had tho floor.
Important features of the April
Magazine Number of The Outlook
tvill be Gen. James Grant Wilson's
'Historic Utterances of General
Grant," with several unique fac
simile illustrations and portrnits,
[ind Sir Walter Besant's 'The
Higher Life of London," richly il
lustrated. ($3 a year. The Out
look \>mpany, 13 Astor Place,
Now is the time to sub
cribe for the Advertiser*
Senator Tillman Heard From.
Senator Tillman created quite
a stir in the Senateon last Monday
when the armor plate question was
brought up for discussion as the
following press dispatch will
"Senator Tillman of South Car
olina provoked a turbulent scene
when he charged that the armor
plate manufacturers had their
paid agents in that body who were
robbing the government. The
charge was resented by Senator
Hawley of Connecticut,whereupon
Tillman said monopolies have this
Senate in their victims pocket."
Senator Hawley at this charge
half rose from his chair as though
he would interpose an objection,
I then changed his raine! and sank
"I would hate to say, or even in
sinuate," Mr. Tillman continued,
twirling his glasses in his baud,
"that these armor plato mauufac
?ures have their p^id agents in
Then Mr. Hawley rose, begin
ning : "Does the Senator dare?-"
Mr. Tillman too'* the words
from his mouth. "I dare to Bay,"
he shouted, "that so far as I can
see there are things t ere that can
be explaiued on no other theory."
"If the Senator da:res to 6ay, or
even to insinuate, such a disgrace
ful thing, he says what is uuture
and what is unworthy of a gentle
man." Mr. Tillman replied very
delibately that "the gal
led jade winces," auc. it looked lor
a time as though a personal conflict
was imminent, until Mr. Hawley
was escorted to the cloak room.
"Although a member of this Na
val Committee," begun Mr. Till
mai., who followed Mr. Eikine,
-and although I have given as
much time to this question as I
could spare from my other duties.
1 am notable to give the Senator
as much information as he wants.
'4But, I am able to say," he add-*
ed with emphasis, "i.bat no recent
expenditure of the government
has been s j reeking with fraud
and so disgraceful to those con
nected with ii.
When Secretary Whitney made
tho first contracts for armor plate
it was understood ,that those enor
mous prices were to be paid only
for a time and on account of the
great expenditure necessary to
turned: "To that I can only say
it is tte galled jade that wiuces."
Senator Hawley turned pale and
trembled visibly. ''If the Senator
applies that to me, I have a suffi
cient answer," he said angriily.
Two or three other Senators
gathered around Senator Hawley,
endeavoring apparently to calm
him. Finally he walked with
them into the cloak room, while
Senator Tillman continued his
"I don't want to say anything,
harsh," he said; "God knows I've
got enough vitriol in me now."
Going on with the subject of ar
mor plate, he said he could see no
explanation for the state of affairs
except that the manufacturers had
their friends in the Senate cham
ber. There was proof that the
government was to be looted to the
extent of two or three millions,
yet Senators said: "We can't help
it." The trusts had the government
down and their hands in its pock
ets, yet if any one opposed them,
if any one proposed that the
government do its owu work, make
its own armor plate, Senators were
quick to bring out the awful spec
tre of socialism, said Mr. Tillman.
"The country's eyes are on us.
We are already disgraced because
we do not hasten to do the bidding
of Wall ?treet fast enough. The
touch of the button between Wall
street and the Senate seems to
have been broken somewhat lately
and so the metropolitan press is
set upon us to whip UH into li ue."l
Respectfully beg my patrons to
remember my appointments at TRICN
roN' on Wednesday of each and every
week for dental work, which will be
executed in accordance with the latest
No charge for consultation.
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Stepheu on Pleading.
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Cheatham's Store, Wednesday,
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Parksville, Saturday, January 16.
Plum Branch, Monday, January
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Kirksey's, Friday, January 22.
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Haltiwauger's, Monday, January
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EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.