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THOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, AUG. ll, 1S97.
New cotton is beginuing to come
in io market.
Disastrous floods are reported
King George, of Greece, threat
ens to abdicate.
A rebellion in India is giving
England some trouble.
The gold field's of Klondyke are
w'thin British territory.
Dan Ouzts, chief shipping clerk
of the State dispensary, says that
"D. J." stands for demijohn.
The rush of office seekers has
caused the floor of a room in the
White House to settle four inches.
The season has been favorable,
and consequently the crops
throughout the State are generally
The Piedmont Headlight says
Dan Tompkins is racking around
over the State working for Mc
Laurin at two dollars a day.
A dozen or more foreign coun
tries have forwarded to this gov
ernment their protests against the
passage of the Dingley tariff bill.
Larry Gantt, in last week's Head
light, transposes two lines of Lord
Ullin's daughter and applies them
to McLauriu as follows :
One lovely arni to Tillman stretched
And one was round Gonzales.
Although the United States gov
ernment has expended hundreds
of thousands upon docks, the bat
tle ships Indiana, Massachusetts
and Iowa will soon go to Halifax
to be docked, cleanud and painted.
Among other grievances in the
Piedmont Headlight of last week
we notice that paper charges Ship
ping Clerk Dan Ouzts, with saving
the good liquor for others and
'drenching our poor country boys
with assafcetida brandy."
The dispensary authorities have
within two months paid into the
State treasury $55,000. Treasurer
Timmerman says this will enable
him to run the government &
and it is possible that the antici
pated deficit may be prevented.
A strike of their 1,400 white
operatives has forced the Fulton
Bag Mill Co., of Atlanta, to dis
miss all negroes employed in the
mi'l. The attempt to make white
and colored operatives work to
gether was an experiment that did
Larry Gantt in his young day
worked in a tan yard, and that is
where he got the following:
The politicians are all on Mc
Laurin's side, but the people are
"agin him," and, on the 30th day
of this i_onth, the hide of "Hand
some Curly-Haired Johnnie" will
be put in a republican tan-vat, the
hair taken off with populist lime
and a negro grinding the bark.
Larry Gantt is certainly a hus
tler for his friends. In the last
issue of his paper, th3 Headlight,
he has no less tl M eighty-one
separate paragraphs favoring Irby.
His enthusiasm for his friend is
infectious, and we are tempted to
hurrah with him for Irby, aud he
(Irby) is the best democrat of the
four candidates and stands on the
best platform, but is a mighty poor |
shote iu other respects.
Solicitor Thurmond was acquit
ted of the charge of the murder of
Mr. W. G. Harris on Tuesday last, j t
the jury remaining out only thirty
five minutes. This was according
to general expectation.
Owing to the extreme illness of
Judge McGowan, Judge Bennett's
father-in-law, court was adjourned t
soon after hearing this case until i
Friday of this week. The Common
Pleas will be called next Monday.
The speeches in the Thurmond
cage were very fine. Those of Gov.
J. C. Sheppard and Col. G. W.l(
Croft were magnificent. ?
PER CONTRA AND AN ASS.
In last week's ADVERTISER we!
said that "Attorney General Bar
ber was not willing to write him
self down as an ass before the
whole people of South Carolina by
deciding that a citizen of Green
wood county was entitled to repre
sent Edgefield county in the State
Senate," and we were correct. But
while the Attorney Geueral was
not willing to write himself down
as au ass, he was, it seems, per
fectly willing that Assistant At
torney General Townsend should
do so, and, in the language of an
old but dead friend, Andrew Jack
son, he has "done done it." See
Attorney General Townsend's let
ter in another column of this pa-' I
per. This letter, divested of un
necessary verbiage and irrelevan
cies, decides that President Mc
sweeney, of the State Senate, can
not order en election for Senator
for Edgefie.d county until the Sen
ate itself shall pass upon the mat
For more than one hundred
years it has been the uniform prac
tice of the successive presidents of
the Senate of the State of South
Carolina to order elections to fill
vacancies in the Senate whenever
in their judgment such vacancies
existed. The authority for such
act.on is based on Section 25,
Article 3 of the Constitution
which reads as follows :
"If any election' district shall
neglect to choose a member or
members on the day of election, or
if auy person chosen a .member
of either house shall refuse to
qualify and take his seat or shall
resign, die, depart frcm the State,
accept any disqualifying office or
position or become otherwise dis
qualified to hold his seat, a writ of
election shall be*issued by the
president of the Senate or Speaker
of the House of Representatives a?
the case may be, for the purpose
of filling the vacancy, etc."
Now, the ouly construction that
can be put upon tho above clause
is, that the president of the Senate
shall order au election in case of a
vacancy and that he himself is,
primarily, the judge as to whether
there is a vacancy. This construc
tion has been acquiesced in and
endorsed by such Attorney Gen
erals as Jas. L. Petigru, Hugh S.
Legare, Robert Y. Hayne, Leroy
F. Youmans, indeed by each and
all of our illustrious law officers
down to the day when Assiataut
Attor'y Gen'l Townsend "takened
holt" and writ himself down per
contra and-an ass.
VICTIMS OF A STORM.
Terrible Disaster Resulting From
an Electric Storm.
New Rocky, Aug. 7.-News
reached here of a terrible disaster
resulting from the electric storm
Thursday night. The home of a
farmer named Bostwin,,'who lived
tn the neighborhood of Gribbs
?cross roads in Tennessee, were
struck by lightning some time
after miSnigbt. The house was
burned and Bostwin, his wife and
grown daughter were cremated.
Bostwin's son, a lad of 10 years,
and a white farm hand escaped
from the house by jumping from
! a window of the second story and
ran to the Cumberland rver and
in trying to swim the
stream they were either drowned
or lost as nothing has been heard
from either of them.
In One Day.
In Colorado-Raging Rivers
Sweep the Country.
Florence, Col., Aug. 7.-This lo
cality was visited by a terrific
thunder and rain storm, drenching
the country and causing great
damage to property. The rain
fell in torrents for over an hour,
turning mountain gulches and
dry creeks into raging rivers.
Chandler creek, which rises in
the Green Horn mountains, emp
ties into the Arkansas rever one
ind a half miles west of town,
vas a wild and dangerous torrent.
The volume of water was too great
o fl JW in the channel allowed for
t where the Rio Grand railroad
;rosses the creek, debris lodged
igainst the bridge, creating a dam
vhich turned the stream out of
ts natural course, ran down across
he prairie and washed over the
?remises of a ranchman 500 yards
iway, washing away his outbuild
ngsaud threatening hi? house
vith destruction, but the flood
eceded and the building was saved.
Considerable damage is reported
ilong the Chandler branch of the
At Oak creek, half a mile east
he flood was even greater than
n Chandler creek. The Santa
'e railroad tracks were covered
rith water and debris for a distance
f several hundred feet, but it was
Used asa Last Resort.
A prominent young busin? ss man
fAtlanta, Ga., Mr. W.L.Baker
r., was cured of a case of chronic
iarrhoa with Neutralizing
ordial. Three of Atlanta's best
bysicansgave him up, and yet
)me narrow-brained people say
ll proprietary medicines are
timbugs. Norman's Indian
'orm Pellets are very pleasant
. take. Price only 10 aud 25c.
)ld by all druggists.
ne Apple Sherbet at the "Lura/.'
LIMY AT GREENWOOD.
A Break ii: the Monotony of
the Senatorial Campaign.
COL. IBBY QUITE VIGOKO?S
I The Former Senator Forces the
Fighting:-A Sharp Eucouuter
With McLaurin-Gov. Ellerbo,
Irby Declares, is as Weak as
Lemonade and is Prostituting
Greenwood, S. C., Aug. 5- It was
a very much delayed, a large and
a bit lively campaign meeting thal
was held here today. To begi n
with, the speaking did not begin
until 2 o'clock, but <,he throng
seemed to be hungry for campaign
oratory and waited and listened
until nightfall. The speakers'
stand collapsed early in the pro
' gramme, but that made no material
difference. Col. Irby today was
even more vigorous than usual,
and paid his respects to Governor
Ellerbe in brief. Theie was a
lively time for a few minutes
when Col. Irby asked Mr. Mc
Laurin to answer a question, and
insisted on a yes or no answer i
and Mr. McLaurin was equally as
positive in answering the ques
tion his own way or not at all.
This Col. Irby urged was denied
by Mr. McLaurin and there was
a tilt as to whether there should
be any answer or not to this and
another question-Col. Irby wan t
ing an equivocal affirmative or neg
ative answer, and Mr. McLaurin
demanding the right to answer in
his own way. It eu de J in Mc
Laurin not recognizing the subse
quent questions aud Col. Irby de
'cliuing interruption for the an
swors. Mr. McLaurin insisted on
his right to give if any reply be
given. There were appeals for
fair play, and Col. Irby's retort
was that he took his medicine like
a gamecock and McLaurin was
mad, which McLaurin vigorously
Col. Irby said Governor Ellerbe
was as weak as circus lemonade,
and was prostituting his office so
aB to injure him, and he charged
that one of his friends cn the con
stabulary force had been discharg
ed because he would not woik for
McLaurin. He said there was talk
!ofa deal for the removal of tb(
metropolitan police from Ch?ries
ton ; if BO, he would be heard from
Chairman Magill introduced
j Governor Evans, who said he did
not create Greenwood county, but
was born in this county, and he
looked upon them as his own peo
ple. He had no animosity against
those who fought him fairly,
referred to the last campaign and
th; " he was even charged with dis
honesty, but his people knew him."
He was dared to make this race
and was here to make the fight for
this State. He said he would not
discuss State issues, although he
could not be frightened on them.
He took up the tariff question
without delay and said that Bryan
bad repudiated McLaurin's posi
tion. He favored a direct tax as
this was the only way to let the
people know what WP s being spent.
Under a direct tax, Rhode Island
would pay sixteen times the taxes
)f South Carolina, while as it is
:he farmer pays the expenses.
McLaurin would plead the baby
ict, if he were right he need not
jlead persecution. He said he
vould prove that McLaurin be
onged to tho republican ranks.
Voice-Don't get scared, Mc
About this time the lear end of
he platform caved in and Evans
aid that McLaurin was too heavy
, load for any democratic platform
o carry. (Applause.) With a
rreck of a stand the speaking went
aerrily along on the tariff sched
iie. If he is wrong and Tillman
s wrong we will lick them both.
Ire you going to elect him because
Allman does something?
Voice-We believe iu Tillman.
Evans went on to say that Mc
Laurin's cotton tax would simply
ost the farmer 20 per cent. The
illan staple was not raised be
ause more could be made on short
tapie cotton. If McLaurin was
ept in congress much longer the
eople would have to go around
'ith flaps on themselves. Tho au
ience applauded much at Evan's
efense of Calhoun against the
?ew evangel." In talking of the
egro republican paper endorsing
[cLaurin, he said be called it
nigger" because he could net get
it of his raising, and meant no
The Southern farmer had noth
g to protect, and it was all rot to
y and get tbem to favor it in any
ay. He jumped on McLaurin's
?>ol, lumber and bagging voto,
id some of the crowd cried : "Put
to 'em." Somebody got into a
w on (he fringe of the crowd and
ere was an arrest that provoked
citement. He said he was de
nted with the reception he had
received aud knew he could count
on the good people of Greenwood
county. He was well received.
Senator McLaurin turned Irby's
broncho joke to his own uses and
said that was the kind of pony the
people wanted. He said he could
reply to every statement made by
Governor Evaus. He has argued
thc tariff bill as if tue democrats
framed it. Evans has put him
self in the rank of Henry George,
Mary Lease, Simpson and the
other single-taxers and would tear
loose from tho democratic party.
The people are already standing
all the d'i oct tax they can, for it
falls on the lands and mules and
other visible property. In Dela
ware they have a single tax they
are trying to get rid of. The Fed
eral tax imposed under the bayo
net is a sample. The banker and
bondholder escape almost entirely.
By the last census Mrs. Lease and
Governor Evan? would impose on
every farm of $1,000 a tax of $111
in addition to present taxes. This
is neither probable or possible.
He answered the Calhoun matter
and said he always defended Cal
houn. But he was not unmind
ful of the new conditions. Evans
says things have not changed since
Calhoun's days. He forgets en
tirely that slave labor has been
swept away and things have
changed greatly. He then went
to free raw materials and said he
stood on the democratic platform
which was against discrimination
of any sort. Irby asked if Cal
houn did not change to free trade
and McLaurin said he did not and
the crowd went to hurrahing for
McLaurin, and Mr. Irby's friends
broke in. McLaurin said he had
the record, but did not have to go
to "nigger" papers or republicans.
McLaurin contended Calhoun de
clared against free raw material,
just as he did. McLaurin tied
Evans to Mary Ellen Lease so that
some one hurrahed for Mary Ellen.
He explained the progress of the
tariff bill and stated that all the
opposition to his house position
carno from northern republicans.
Hq claimed that the 20 per cent,
duty on cotton was entirely fair,
certainly as democratic as a higher
duty oh wheat in the Wilson bill.
A duty of 20 per cent, ou cotton
could have done no harm and
much good against foreign cotton.
Today ho fully explained the use
of American and fore'gu cotton
and wools. If America is not for
Americans, what is it for? (Ap
plause.) Mr. Evans talks about
English clothes and hardly a man
here wears a foreign coat or hat.
The hope for our country is to live
at home. The time was over to
talk about helping "you wool hat
boys" and tho like.
Voice : ':Didn't you say about
the reform party during the Dar
lington riot it wa? going to hell
and you were uot ?oirg with it?"
be there. The reform party, li
said, was all right. It was going
to unload its useless baggage and
wa^ safe. It had given the primary
to the people and stood for the
people and their rights, but it was
no time to talk about reform, (ap
plause), and he went on to talk
about the lumber scheme after
some young man said he could ex
plain Evan's statement and was
invited so to do. Gov. Evans ex
plained what he said and then the
speech went merrily along.
Mr. Mayfield gave Mr. Mclaurin
five minutes of his time. Then
Mr. McLaurin went on to the rice
schedule, and argued that no for
eign cracked rice was used here,
jxcept for beer making.
He said he was glad to see Till
uan take such a manly, honest
position yesterday. They stood
ogether and voted together on all
ariff matters, as Tillman said.
He thanked the audience for its
varm and enthusiastic reception,
,nd promised to always worthily
epresent these people.
Col. Irby said he would have to
peak briefly because of the late
our and threatening weather. He,
owever, wanted to catch up with
be liar who always attacked the
trongest man. He said he was
guting the world, the flesh and
tie devil-Ellerbe, Neal and Nie.
ronzales. He first denied running
s a loose horse or in combination
ith Evans or any one. He was
gainst the whole gang. The only
unbiuatiou was against him.
he tariff was only used to mystify
ou. Gov. Ellerbe, he said, had
rostituted his office and true
ernocracy wheo he kept the met
>politan police in Charleston,
he policy is unwise a?d unjust,
>r Charleston should be treated as
reen wood, that was democracy,
here can be no true democracy
ithout local self-government.
These people wa nted a new party
id picked up McLaurin, who had
?on untrue to his party, to lead.
rhy, Gonzales had Ellerbe decide
i McLaurin's appointment before
)or Earle was cold in his grave,
nis was indecent haste. It look
I like the reform movement and
ue democracy would have no
?okesman, but he took up the
nigel. He then went on to say
hy he was sacrificad last year,
e was the only democrat runniug.
ae conservatives were democrats,
it erred in judgment. He was
oud of his record, for it was
thout blemish. (A laugh.)
Irby-"You may hiss, but you
II still be a goose."
He said he was down here to
*p McLaurin and a few dis
untled people from destroying
e reform party.
He asked McLaurin if ho would
pose free raw material if Bryan
fome other democrat were elected
d there was a democratic con
Mr. McLaurin said he would
.nd on the democratic platform
it as he now did.
[rby-He won't answer yes or
tfcLaurjnW?ou can't put the
auswer in my month. I will stand
on the platform.
Mclaurin-No, I am not.
There was much hurrahiug.
McLauriu and Irby both had the
floor. McLanrin said he would
answer the question in his own
way, and Irby said he wanted no
dodging, but an answer, yes or no.
McLauriu-You've got no right
to ask a question and answer it.
t Irby-I'll take care of that.
. Irby-He won't answer.
, Mclaurin-You won't let me.
Here was applause and cries of,
"Give him fair play."
1 Irby-I'll provo he only wants
office. I've got him in a hole and
will soon smoke the fox out. The
basic principle of the democracy
is free raw material, free silver,
free sugar and the like, and he
would vote,for it no matter what
Col. Irby asked McLaurin how
he stood on the dispensary.
McLaurin said he would refuse
to answer the question, unless
allowed to do BO in his own way.
He said he thought tactics unfair,
and he would not do so.
Irby-You can't catch me.
He's getting mad.
McLaurin said he was not mad.
Irby-Why, he looks like four
devilB are standing out on hie face.
McLaurin-Then they are the
reflection quadrupled from your
face. (Much applause.)
Col. Irby-Whenever you've got a
man mad you've got him.
Mr. McLaurin was asking to be
Col. Irby said he never kicked,
but took his medicine like a
gamecock and wonld not allow
interruption on his time.
Mr. McLauriu sat down.
Then Col. Irby pouuded away
on Mr. McLaurin and said that
McLaurin was strutting about
Washington about the time of the
Darlington riot and talking about
the reform party going to hell and
impeaching the governor. He
was against the governor then, but
is not trying to swing on his coat
tail and eveu getting like a calf
to get at the teat.
After a while he wont for Gov
ernor Ellerbe. and said he was
as weak as circus lemonade, made
out of pokeberrie9 and spring
watei. (Laughter.) Neal, he said
was leaving his work ruuning
around the state on politics and
now they talk of a deal in Charles
ton to remove the metropolitan
police. McLaurin, all of a suddeu,
way up in thc Piedmont, talks of
removing the police, when he never
said so before. If lhere were a
deal he would tell the people all
about it some day. Ho has been
denouncing the metropolitan police
all along. It was no new thing
for him. Ellerbe, he said, was
prostituting his office to injure
him and was discharging consta
bles, who wouhi not work for Mc
Laurin. One of his friends on
? w?mmmm* ?? ??? - ? .-?-?-a.?-*
streets for McLaurin was dismiss
Col. Irby was quite vigorous
today and had friends in the
Mr. Mayfield said he would not
Bpeak 10 minutes on account of the
late hour. He said he had just
heard that - the new couuty acts
svere to be attacked but be would
3ay they were all solid aud good.
He said he had recsived a letter
from Mr. Vance and would say
ae thought Mr. Vance a good and
lonest mau, but system was wrong
md could not and should uot
itand. It was now a stupeudendous
"ailure. He briefly outlined his
ariff views, after which the meet
bs was closed.
Quinine and other fe?
ver medicines take from S
to 10 days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chit! and Fever
Tonic cares in ONE DAY.
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- ox -
Tuesday, August 24,
Leaving Tuesday morning, the 24th,
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Trenton to Batesbur... " 2.25
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Besides the Beautiful Scenery of
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showing the '?Tar Heels" what the
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GREENVILLE, 8. C.
Dr. J. C. JUDSON, Chair, of Faculty.
Session begins Sept. 22nd. Courses
leading to all academic degrees. Pre
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For catalogue and further informa
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?nina and Cnikilanfl Gap Rj.
Schedule in Effect June 20,1897.
v. Edgefield 5 30 am 2 20 pm
r. Pittsburg 5 40 am 2 27 pm
' Trenton 6 00 am 2 50 pm
' Bayuhams 7 02 am
1 Seiglers 7 08 am
1 Milbdgev'e7 13 am
' Lake View 7 22 am
1 Crofts 7 40 am
1 Aiken 8 00 am
?. Aiken ll loam
r. Crofts ll 30 am
Luke View ll 42 am
Milledgev'e ll 57 am
Seiglers 12 04 pm
Bayuhams 12 10 pm
Trenton 3 15 pm 12 30 pm
Pittsburg 3 30 pm 12 50 pm
Edgefield 3 35 pm 1 00 pm
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