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TH?S. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7.
Miss Winnie Davis is critically
ill with apendicetis.
Forty-three persons died in New
York last week from the intense
Thos. F. Bayard, former ambas
sador to England, lies at death's
A State convention of Cotton
Growers has been called to meet in
Columbia on Tuesday, Sept. 20th
Edgerield should bo represented.
The first South Carolina Regi
ment at present at Jacksonville,
Fla., has been ordered to Colum- j
bia to be mustered out of service.
The conviction of Capt. Duncan,
of Kansas, for having desecrated j
Confederate graves, and his sen-J
tence to five years in a peniten
tiary, are creditable to the court j
that tried him.
There are some hopes of Andre
yet. A special to the Chicago
Times-Herald from Winnipeg,
Manitoba, says : Indians reaching
Dauphin from the far north report
meeting an Eskimo, who told of
the appearance among them of a
strange man who descended from
the clouds on the shores of the
Hudson bay. .
Commissioner of Agriculture
Nesbit estimates that the cotton
crop of Georgia will be from 10 to
20 cent, less than it was last year, j
He gives the reasons for this esti
mate as based on the conditions
reported from all sections of the
State. The estimate is based, how- j
ever, on the conditions at the pres
ent, which are the result of too]
The Charleston News and Cou
rier favors Featherstone in the sec
and primary as the least of two
evils, and maintains that it is "not
a fight between piohibition and
the dispensary. It is nothing of |
the kind ; it is simply a question
of choice, between two men, and to
decide which one of them is most
likely to execute the laws fairly,
honestly, and impartially."
THE SECOND PRIMARY.
The following candidates fori
in the second primary on Tuesday,
Sept, 13th :
Superintendent of Education :
Secretary of State :
Adjutant and Inspector Gener al :
The following candidates are to
bo voted for for county offices in
the second primary :
House of Representatives :
N. G. EVANS,
J. L. SMITH,
P. B. MAYSON,
W. P. TIMMERMAN.
Superintendent of Education :
A. R. NICHOLSON,'
P. N. LOTT.
D. D. PADGETT,
JAS. M. BELL.
Vote for two of the four candi
dates for Lhe House of Representa
tives. Should you vote for less or
more than two, your vote will not
A Cotton Convention.
President Wilborn, of the Cotton
Growers' Association, has sked
for a convention of cotton growers
to be held in Columbia on the 20th
of September. Mr. Wilborn and|
those associated in the work feel
that the time is now ripe for action,
and, moreover, that something
can be done,consequently the call,
which is as follows :
To the Cotton Growers of South
Carolina : I have been requested to
call a meeting of the cotton grow
ers to meet in Columbia, S. C., on
Tuesday, Sept. 20,1898.
Ifc is requested that every county
in tho State send a delegation to j
this convention. The county or
ganization in each county is re
quested to meet and send dele
gates ; where it is impracticable to
call a mass meeting the county
presidents are requested to see lo
it that a delegaci?n comes to the
State Convention. Where there is
no organization those interested
aro most earnestly requested to
Edgefield, - -
Johnston, No. 1, -, -
Johnston, No. 2,
Meeting Street, - - -
Meriwether, - - -
Meriwether, No. 1, - -
Red Hill, - - -
Rehoboth, - -
Shaw, - -
Wise, - -
Array Vote, Co. A and M
Total, - - -
co-operate with the clerk of court
of said counties, the clerks being
hereby requested to interest them
selves, at least, to the extent to
see that their counties are repre
sented. This meeting will take
steps that will be of inestimable
benefit to every cotton grower in
The Hon. Hector D. Lane hav
ing died, his successor haB been
named by the election of Col. Max
well, of Louisiana, to fill said office.
At a conference in Memphis a
committee from each state was ap
pointed to negotiate for money
whereby liens on the present crop
could be taken up and the bulk of
the crop of this year held off for
60 to 90 days, and perhaps longer ;
which, it is hoped, will force pres
ent prices up. The big crop that
is now predicted is likely to de
press present prices. The pro
ducer has the key to the situation
_if_he^CJB?-?bo-*-i*,-''T,rt'v''- " a - a
unit. Send delegates from every
community, and let them discuss
plans in county convention for
this crop, also for the next crop
and send county recommendation
to the State Convention.
Every daily and weekly news
paper in this State is respectfully
requested to give publicity to this
call, and to assist the cotton grower
in this undertaking.
The importance of doing some
thing to relieve the present de
pressed price is urged as the rea
son for calling the convention at
so early a date. Let every cotton
grower interest himself enough to
see that his section is represented.
Convention to meet at 8 o'clock
p. m. Correspondence solicited.
J. C. WILBORN,
Pres. C. G. A. of S. C.
Columbia, S. C.
McMahan's Speech at Columbia.
Sixteen years ago, I left my
country home in Fairfield to en
ter the college here. My mother
and my sisters came with me, that
I might not be removed from the
swee1, and purifying Christian in
fluences which onl}r the home cir
cle affords, and which are essen
tial to the best education. I shall
ever be thankful to the Providence
that directed my life, and I trust
that I have been enabled to devel
op a character and a manhood
that may be of service to my
State. Since then, I have had two
homes, for my rural tastes could
not be eradicated, and at every
spare time I return to the soenes
of my childhood-the associations
that inspire patriotism and fur
nish the motive of statesman
Having passed from the com
mon country school to the college,
I know how imperfect is the edu
cation within the reach of the
average boy and girl in South Car
olina. You know the value of ed
ucation. We see men whose
sphere in life would be very dif
ferent if they had had education
al advantages. The individual or
the State that lacks education
equal to the best must take a low
er position. Again, I have seen
families move from the farm to
the town for better schools for the
children. Columbia has become
a Mecca of education, and coun
try districts have been wasted of
some of the best of their people.
Yet ours is an. agricultural State)
and in the future, as in the past,
South Carolina's greatness, if it
be not ended, must consist in the
noble manhood and womanhood
lated Statement i
of her country-reared sous and
daughters. We must have better
I seek to be State superinten
dent of education because, with
the educational experience that I
have had in the college here, I be
lieve I can improve the sci ools of j
the State. I have given thought
to the educational problem, and
shall seek to stimulate and en
courage the teachers and the offi
cials all along the line by person
[ al contact. A noble man once
said of another: "He lived not
for name or fame, but use ; and
use gave him fame." And so it
is (as Christ said), "He th?
would save his lite shall lose it;
but he that would lose it (in duty
to man) shall save it." Office,
? which originally meant duty, is
too often thought of now as a
"soft place," "an easy job," a good
position to "get >fat in." We lose
exists.' The office I seek requires
severe labor if its duties are prop
erly discharged. But I hope that
I shall so fill it as to justify the
confidence that you now have in
me, and to cause my name to be
remembered. If I could be of use
to South Carolina, if I could bring
about such improvement in the
educational system of the State
as has never yet been attempted,
my name and fame would be se
cure. I have said that this ex
alted office should be filled by the |
ablest educator in the State: Dr.
Grier, or Dr. Montague, or Dr.
Carlisle, or Dr. Woodward, I can
not measure up to my standard,
but the fact that I have this stand
ard is a guarantee that I shall do
something. "Aim at the sun and
you may hit a star.
A writer in the United States
Service Magazine points out that
the United States Government
has expended more than ten
thousand millions of dollars in
war. According to the same au
thority England has spent in the
same time only about one-eighth
as much, while she has extended
her sovereignty a'l around the
world and confirmed her authority
over between three hundred and
four hundred million people. "The
figures," says the New York Tri
bune, "will no doubt surprise a
?good many persons, but there is
no reason to imagine that they are
far out of the way." And we are
just setting out on our career of?
The total losses on the Ameri
can side in the recent war with
Spain including the army and na
I vy, are as follows : Rilled, 279 ;
wounded, 1,423. The losses of a |
single division in either army at
Seven Pines, Gettysburg, Gaines']
Mill, Second Manassas, Freder
icksburg or Franklin, Tenn., or
an} other great battle of the civil
war, exceeded the entire loss on
land and sea in the recent con
flict. Anderson's brigade at Sev
en Pines lost more than one-half I
of the number stated above in
that battle alone. Jenkins' Pal
metto Sharp Shooters lost 245
killed and wounded at Seven
Pines, and thirty days afterwards
at Frazier's Farm this regiment
entered the fight with 375 officers
and men, of whom 254 were killed
and wounded. Santiago and El
Caney make a meagre showing in
regard to losses, especially when
the improvement in fire-arms is
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SENATOR McLAURIN'S POSI
We agreo with the editor of The
Greenville Mountaineer that
SenatorMcLauriu mada a grand
mistake in his recent utterances
relative to President McKinley.
Mr. McLaUrin evidently forgets
that with all of McKinley's tact
and ability in the management of
the war, he is immutably committ
ed with his party to the gold
standard and high tariff, both
antagonistic to the Democratic
platform which Mr. McLaurin
professes to indorse. Besides,
McKinley it was who has appointed
negroes to importan offices m the
South. Yet our junior senator
advises Democrats to withdraw all
opposition i to McKinley and
ansnimously support him. ?Mr.
McLaurin ia evidently talking
without thinking, or has left the.
x/eiHucranc party. " ' -
This language will ring strange
in the ears of his old Pee Dee con
stituents, not because Senator Mc
Laurin approves warmly the war
policy of the President. This is
right, but because he was not long
ago the champion of Bryan
Democracy in this BectioD, and
some of the big questions he was
handling are not yet settled.
Perhaps the Senator has had a
slight attack of "gush" which
seems to be epiedmic now.
President McKinley, no doubt,
is good, ?kind and popular, but
when the period of hand shaking
is over and the Republican party
settles down to bus:.iess, will the
President forget his party ties and
Senator McLauriu's exaltation
of McKinley sounds like the
fullfilment o' a prophecy of a
certain candidate who was accused
of thinking himself more worthy to
wear the hours only a year ago.
As we read tho meaning of his
expressions, he will support Mc
Kinley against any man in the
United States ; it could be nothing
else if there is none~ worthy to
contest the field with him. It
looks to a man up a tree like the
Senator has just found a good easy
place to make fair weather and
step into a life time job on the
bench. It may mean the begin
ning of a new era in South Carolina
politics.. With such a man as
McLaurin to lead, thetRepublicans
would poll a heavy vote in this
State. It may be, too, that the
Senator sees what a great many
others think they see, defeat star
ing him in the face the next time
he comes before the people.
Andersen People's Advocate.
Senator McLaurin has given
utterance to the opinion that
"President McKinley is the most
popular man with the masses
since the days of Andrew Jackson
and that he ought to be re-elected
by acclamation." This is a very
strange utterance coming from a
Democratic Senator and represent
ing a Democratic State. Mr.
McKinley's, conduct of the war
doubtless does commend itself to
the masses of the people, but not
to the extent that the masses are
willing to re-nominate and re-elect
him by unanimous consent.
Thero will bo a great deal more
involved in the presidential contest
of 1900 than simply an indorse
ment of the presi'?en?'p war record.
There are great and unsettled
questiou still ponding about which
lection, Aug. 30,
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there are wide divergencies of opin
ion the popular mind and the war
matter having been settled with
honor to our arms these questions
will come to the front and press
for solution. Mr. McKinley rep
resents . in his personality
everything that the Democracy of
the country has opposed and
fought against during the whole
of its life. He represents the
extreme school of high protection
to the manufacturing interests of
the couutry. He is the enhodiment
of the Republican ideas of
centralization. He stands for
the monied and corporate interosts
of "the country as against the
people. Thes*e are living and
burning questions that must be
settled and will engage the atten
tion of the country until they are
settled and settled right, while the
war is a already past and will be
more of a dead past in 1900 than
ITi IO ii UT? . Vin. au? t ioopootf ul] j
and earnestly dissent from Senator
McLaurin's proposition to disband
the Demorcracy in view of Mc
Kinley's war record, for that is
what the proposition means.
Disbandment and surrender is the
logic of it. We do not believe
the Democracy of the State and of
the country are ready f jr this, and
we opine that the next national
Democratic convention will be as
far from disbanding and surrende
ing as any convention that has
ever met, and it will bu most likely
to take up the fight ou the money
question where it laid it down in
1896. That was a bad break of
the Senator's and we must protest
against it. We cannot and will
not disband and surrender.
and wife should know about the pre
paration that for half a century has
been helping expectant mothers bring
little ones into the world without
danger and the hundred and one
i^gjj discomforts and distractions
incident to child-birth. It
is applied externally, which
is the only way to get relief.
Medicines taken internally
will not help and may
result in harm.
fits and prepares every
organ, muscle and
part of the body for
the critical hour. It
robs child-birth of its
tortures and pains.
Baby's coming is made
quick and easy. Its
action is doubly bene
? ficial if used during the whole
J period of pregnancy.
* $1 per bottle at all drug stores, or
sent by mail on receipt of price.
BOOKS FREE, containing valuable infor
mation to all women, will bo sent to any
address upon application by
\ The Bradfield Regulator Co.,
Notice to Debtors and Cred
ALL persons having claims against
the estate of Toi iver Hearn, de
ceased, will present same duly attest
ed to J. D. Allen, Esq., Edgefleld, S. C.,
and all persons indebted to said estate
will make immediate payment to the
G-. W. TURNER,
F. A. WALKER,
MRS. CATHARINE IIAZ EL
Aug. 9, 189.
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Columbia, S. C., Sept. 5.-The official
figures declared to-night by the State
Executive Committee are as follows :
SECRETARY OF STATE.
Bellinger's majority- 19,644
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South Carolina Co-Edocalional Insito,
EPGEFIELD, S- C.
HE SOUTH CAROLINA CO-EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE,
which is well known, aDd which for seven yearp has been so
successful in its work at Williston, has been moved to Edge
field, very flattering inducements having been offered by that
Edgefield is a thriving, wide awake town about twenty miles
northwest of Aiken. It contains five churches, two banks, cotton and
)il mills, and publishes two live newspapers. Fine farming landf.
Buildings and Equipments Cost $20,000.
The buildings with dormitories, dining hall, lecture and
class rooms, all under the same roof, are large, comfortable
and elegantly furnished, and afford ample accommodations
for seventy boarding pupils. All students are thus under
the watch care of the President and Faculty.
The Faculty is composed of eight experienced teachers,
among whom is the honored and distinguished educator
Rev. L. R. Gwaltney, D. D.
Course of Study.
Besides the usual literary conrse there will be special de
partments in Vocal and Instrumental Music, Art, r*ocu
tioD, Physical Culture, Commercial Branches, and Military
We guarantee that from $100.00 to $125.00, according to
class entered, will cover entire expenses in the Literary
Department for one session.
Tuition for day students will be about the same asjthat
charged by the Edgefield Institute last session.
WRITE FOR CIRCULARS.
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