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Work the Roads. ' The County Commissioners, in this issue, direct the working of the public highways all over the county. Abundant Rains., Since our last issue the rains have been abundant in every sec tion of the county and the hus bandman rejoiceth. Old Wells Club. ? President Elbert Muudy author izes us to announce that there will be a meeting of Old Wells Demo cratic Club on Saturday, the 20th of August. Marble Playing, We invite the attention of the Town Council to the nuisan?&gpf, marble playing in our pubt?jjsja! indulged in by negroes oijgfejjtgty . every afternoon. it |g ' Verdict of the Jury. The verdict of the CoronOTT3 Jury in th? Isom Glover case was that Glover "came to his death from a gun-shot wound in the hands of an unknown party to the jury." Red Hill Club. President J. H. Bussey author izes us to announce that there will be a meeting of Red Hill Club at Red Hill on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 10 a. m. Every member should attend. Anotber Elegant Store. Dr. H. Parker proposes in a tew days to commence the erection of a large two story brick building on his lot near the ADVERT :SER building. Mr. A. .R. Waits is the contractor. Baptist Services. Two services were held in the village Baptist Church on Sunday last. In the morning a sermon was delivered by Mr. McDowell, of Furman University, and in the evening Mr. Davis Timmons gave a discourse. The Big 4. Uncle George Tillman, Col. Jasper Talbert, John T. Gaston, and big Bob Aldrich, all candi dates for Congress from this dis trict; are wakeing the echoes in the low country, and things are get ting extremely lively. Train to be Restored. The regular afternoon train is to be replaced on our railroad about Aug. 20. In the meantime, owing to the efforts of Capt. W. H. Branson, a hack line is running to Trenton, which gives our people better mail facilities than ever be fore. Goes to Augusta. Mr. Will Lanham, the handsome and popular young man who has been clerking for Alvin Hart & Co. for the past year or two, has gone to his home at Plum Branch, from which place he will go to Au gusta to accept a position at J. B. White's. Mr. Alvin Hart, brother i of Mr. Jas. Hart of our town, will supply the vacancy made by Mr. Lanham. Court Proceedings. Court adjourned to-day, Tues day. The following cases on the criminal side were heard and de termined : In the case of The State vs. Henry Simkins and Dock Mitchell, colored, indicted for assault and battery with intent to kill ; a nol. pros, was entered by the Solicitor as to Henry, and continued as to Dock. Rufus Booth, indicted for arson, was defended by S. McG. Simkins and acquitted. Andrew Herbert, white, grand larceny, no counsel, was convicted. Mary Walker, colored, larc?ny, was nol prossed by the Solicitor. Albert Jenkins, colored, indicted for house-breaking, plead guilty. F. A. Abney, larceny from field, had no counsel, was convicted. Samuel Thomas, colored, house breaking and larceny, defended ty P. B. Mayson, was convicted. Carrie Griffin, Mary Griffin, and Henry Griffin, all colored, indicted for house-breaking, plead guilty. Samuel Nobles, colored, indicted for murder, defended by Messrs. DeVore and Sheppard Bros., was convicted of manslaughter, and sent to the penitentiary for 2 years. Henry Griffin, Gus Longstreet, and Sidney Longstreet, indicted for the murder of Mr. John Paul, was defended by Messrs. Gary & Evans and J. Wm. Thurmond. Henry Griffin was acquitted, and Gus Longstreet convicted of man slaughter and sentenced to the penitentiary for 5 years. Sidney hos not been arrested. Wash Broadnax, colored, burg lary and larceny, had no attorney and went heels over head in the soup. Sales Brogden, indicted for house-breaking and larceny, was defended by John B. Lanier, Esq., and acquitted. ^ . Jeff Scurry and Martha j^gry, colored, house-break i n r: and "lar ceny, were convicted of coh?freund Will Banks, charged witn-'g?ricl larceny, plead guilty. Press Toland and Gus Dearing, whose cases had been appealed to the Supreme Court by Folk & Folk and there affirmed, were re-sen tenced by Judge Norton to be hanged on Friday, 16th September proximo. Do You Appreciate The advantage of buying always from a clean, fresh stock of goods? If yon do, you can have that advantage by buying nubes, slippers aud bats from Mulherin, Rice & Co., Augusta. Prices are lower than the lowest. Have your Buggy painted and remodeled at G. B. Courtney's re pair shop. Have your Gin overhauled and repaired at G. B. Courtney's. RIGHT KIND OF REA SONING. PFCTS AND FIGURES THAT ARB ABSOLUTELY UNANSWERABLE. AMD TILLMANITES And Sheppardites Alike Must Be Convinced by Them-A Powerful Presentation for the Tillman Administration. Hon. W.D. Mayfield, Superin tendent of Education, yesterday delivered the most powerful and comprehensive speech of the present campaign at the meeting at Union. He spoke as followf? : t MR. CHAIRMAN AND FELLOW DEMO KATS: For the first time during Kis campaign I appear on the Kt for a speech; because of special reasons I have not been able to accompany the campaign party. The many duties of my office during this, the Teachers' Institute, season have engaged my atten tion. I have thought it advisable not to neglect them, and they could not be postponed. If I may be allowed to borrow the words of another, I will say that I have attempted to carry out the idea that *'public office is public trust." The interests of the present administration-our administra tion-have been well cared for by Gouerno? Tillman and the other speakers on our side. In fact, I knew they were fully able, more so than I am, to present our cause with force and conviction. But it is not right that thoy should have to do all of the work, especially during this exceedingly hot weather, and I am here in my plain and matter-of-fact way to lend a helping hand. I am not possessed of the power of elquence. I always speak plainly, and attempt to drive straight to the point by citing facts to sustain my position. T hope to do so politely to-day, and I promise to treat those of you who db not entertain similar views to those I entertain with as much considera tion and courtesy as you can possibly show me. I recognize that you are as much entitled to your opinion as I am to mine. This is a fr?e country, and you are a free people. I give you credit for honesty of conviction and pur pose, and claim of you as much for myself. Do not condemn with out cause, nr oppose without reason, is all I ask. Hear the facts and let them be the foundation on which you stand. It is the spirit of intolerance among our people that is the curse of the State to-day. This spirit of intolerance has done, and is to-day doing, more harm than any other one thing. Your neighbor is entitled to your respect, and you to. his even though you differ in your views politically, or rather fractionally. There is no necessity for hot blood, or harsh words, simply because you do not see 'things in the same way that others do. Do not be guided by malice or revenge in your actions, or what you say, but by magnanimity of heart and sound reason sustained by facts. Prejudices founded on unjust and unfair criticisms, spoken ann written, have often led men astray; and blinded against the truth by wild fanaticism, they have been guilty of the most desperate deeds, and have gone to the furtherest extent possible. You are Carolinians contending with Carolinians, and I beseech you in the name of the State you love and are trying to serve, in the name of the honor of your homes and respect for yourselves, in the name of good morals and common decency, to dismiss and remove from you-this unfortunate spirit of intolerance that now possesses you ; leave off all unjust accusa tions, criminations and recimina tions, and be guided only by that which is sustained by facts and reason and founded in truth, I turn now to the campaign issues and hope to discuss a few of them on the high plane of reason and argument, and will endeavor to uustaiu my positions by citing facts and figures. It is awfully hard to make a speech filled with figur?e interesting, and I ask youi indulgence. In citing figures I will try tc make them as interesing ir you ae I can, as well as instructive. You may take down as many of them as you can. I would be glad that you would ; I am sure you would find them of service to you. One of the general charges made against' us, yor present Slate officers, is that we are unwise, indiscreet, unsafe and unbusiness like men-amounting to unfitness and incompetency. The reports of ex-Governor Sheppards speeches have made him say manj times, if not on every stump, thai he had grown up from the fara and, as poor a boy, won his way in life upon his own merits and efforts; that he wai elected president of his bankoi account of his business qualiflea tions,[and he closes that part o: his speech by saying (hat what yoi need at the head of your Statt government is men of business qualification. The l?gitim?t? qonclusion from that statement and the natural impression ii makes, whether intended or not is that Goeernor Tillman and th< rest of us are not business mei and are therefore incompetent while he, Governor Sheppard and the rest of his ticket, ari business men, and therefor? competent to fill the offices. Another general charge is tha we are extravagant. It is no charged in that language, but i amounts to that. The reports o Governor Sheppard's speedie; make him say at nearly all, if no all, o? the meetings that your taxei have not been reduced ; that it ii not the number of mills you pay but the number of dollars, determines your taxes, inference to be drawn from t that you have paid more and that we have spent money; properly of course, would say. In other words, we got more money and more money; but they mal charge against us of having anything wrong. Another charge is that the i made by our administratic attempting to bring in the su and undivided profits of I for taxation has driven cs from the State and ruinei credit of the State. The infe: from that argument is tha have been unjust in our treat of the banks in that we hav< increased the value of the property in the State by bril in for taxation that which paying no taxes. This is their whole case. ' state these charges in many ft but they amount to the same tl Now, let me take up 1 charges together, and answer 1 at the same time with the i arguments, so-far JB,B they ap later on I will take then separately, should I find it ce8sary and I have the t Please do not forget the charg repeat them ; Incomtente extravagance ano. oppressioi banks to the escape of o property from taxation. EDUCATIOFAL DEPARTMENT. I speak first of mydepartme: the department of education I trust, under the circumstar what I say will not be though be indelicate or egotistical. W I had compiled my annual re; last year I felt that my dep ment had done reasonably v I was gratified to be told so by friends. The many compliment letters were indeed pleasent, kind words of the press confin me in thinking I had fa succeeded. But now we hear fi the stump-that you need busii men at the head of the State gov? ment; that we are not suitec qualified to manage the dep monts. Let us look and see 1 this tallies with the records. By an inspection it will be s that the total enrollment of pur. for ' the year was 93,024 whi and 116,525 colored, makin total of 209,559, an increase c the year previous of 6,419 puj with an average sesi?n of J months. The schools funds v carefully managed and not a do has been stolen or misappl The interest in the public sch< seemed to be on the increase , hopes for their future seeme< brighten. But now we are 1 that these figures mean nothi that the management is wr which secures an increa attendance of 6,419 pupils in i year : that that is an evidence incompetency, unfitness and travagance. We are told that w an increased enrollment of 6,< pupils to run the school B ? months shows extravagance, f that, therefore, we ought not be re-elected. Let me stop right here and i what the other side means whei proposes in its platform "to fos public education"? What do j mean by that expression? H do you propose to do it? 1 ht looked and waited in vain for y to give the people your plan, cannot sit still or wait longer it. What do you propose to do ' foster public education"? Y cannot lengthen the term withe more money. Do you propose allow them to go on as now, a call that fostering? You kne and this people know, that t schools are not what they shou be. You cannot satisfy them putting these resolutious in yo platform. Before you can ma the schools better you must i crease the school fund. I|wa now a declaration of your poli< Tell us how you are going to do I ask the question of ex-Govern Sheppard, and expect his answer There were 116,000 colored ai only 93,000 white children attendance on the schools la i year-23,000 more colored thj white-one-fourth more color . than white. Who pays the bulk i the taxes? Have you ever stoppi ; to make he calculation? T . colored people do not own mui i property, and they pay about ; . out of every $16 that is collecti for this purpose by the two n i tax. In other words, they pe i about $25,000 out of every $500,0 collected on the two mill tax. Ta ing the State over, it is estimat< ; that the colored people pay abo one-half the amount collected ( ' the poll tax. Yet there are 23,0 more of their children in tl i schools than there are white chi ( dren, and you are paying the bu of the expense. i I am not fighting colored educ ? tion, but I think the amount pa i by the colored people is too far oi r of proportion to what they receiv ; It is the observation of every mi i who has takeL he trouble towat( them that the colored people a liberal in tfceir voluntary coi 3 tributions for the support < i churches and schools, and I a - inclined to think that they wou] f willingly pay a greater per capil i tax. ? It is the politicians who ai i objecting, and not the people, I 3 Governor Tillman Ysuggestion thi , the poll tax be raised to $3. I ai t not going to discuss this sugge , tion. It is Governor Tillman 3 idea and he discusses it, and i leave it for him. I said it is , suggestion or the idea of GoveriK , Tillman. That is all it is. Y( 3 these people are going over th 3 State abusing him for having a idea, and daring to suggest it t t others. Why don't they tell th t people that the constitution fixe t the poll tax at one dollar, an f that it can be no more until ther B is an amendment to the constitu t tion voted by the people or 3 constitutional convention? If yo 3 don't want it increased you vote i , down. Neither Governor Tillman nor the Legislature can char the constitution. All changes hf to be voted on by the people fii and then the Legislature or convention ratifies. But let me tell you here tl that in this Southland of ot where we have two races, a grea poll tax than $1 is not an unkno^ thing. - In North Carolina th pay $1.50; Georgia $2; ?labai $2 ; in Tennessee it is fixed by t County Court, and runs from to $3; and in Mississippi $2. Mississippi the proportions whites and blacks are about t same as they are in South Carol ii and all of these other States bav' large colored population, and doubt if they have any mc trouble to collect a $2 poll ki than we have to collect our $1. I tell you the efficiency of t schools cannot be increased wit out more money. We ran last ye three and a half months for $2. per pupil for the whole "three ai a half months, or at a cost fiftyeight cents per month p pupil, I do not believe the mon can be made to go further witho impairing the efficiency of t schools. I have brought to bear in t adminisration of my departme] all that I have learned from e perience, observation and readir Four years a teacher in the coi mon county schools, and elect from a county school to the offi of School Commissioner of n county by the popular vote of n people, which office I held for s years, I think I know something i the needs of the public school and how to manage my depai ment. I will not permit myself to ? into the details of the manag ment of my department since i has not been specially attacke but I would not be doing justice it if I did not call your attentic to the changes secured in the prici of school books. All the publishers of book3 c the price list, now in use in ot public schools, have had a redu tion of 20 per cent, from the fo mer prices. You get the advantage of th reduction. Mesrs. Ginn & C< one of the largest and most reliab publishers of school books, lay down as a rule, and most ,of tl other responsible publishers, am informed, concur in tl correctness of rule, that each pup in school will average one doll per annum for the text book Taking this as a correct rule, the were spent in South Carolina la year for school books $209,6' one dollar for each pupil in schoc Supposing this to be true, it but a matter of calculation to s< that in the purchase of schoi books last year there were saved the people of the State $41,011,80. Remember that every time yo pay 80c.. for a book now, uiidi the former prices you would hai been required to pay $1. To or man the saving of twenty cents, c each child he sends to school eac year may not seem at first 1 amount to much, but .when it felt by the parents of 209,5f children in the State, it amoun to thousands of dollars. I am-not inclined to think th* Messrs. Ginn & Co.'s rule hole good in our State. I do not thin the children in the public schoo averaged one dollar each last yei for books. If we divide it by tw and say it amounted to fifty cen for each pupil, still we have saving from this source of $20,95i 90. It seems'to me that the savin of $20,955.90. by one deparimer of the government, besides takin full care of every other interest ( the department, is a pretty fa year's work. Yet you are told by exGoven? Sheppard that what you need business men at the head of yoi affairs. How is he to make th charge good? His mei declarations cannot outweigh fact You are a thinking people, an you want facts ; and when you gi them you will come to your ow conclusion. THE PENITENTIARY. I pass now to another departmei ; of the government, the Stat Penitentiary. Let us look into tl affairs of that instiution and se 1 if ex-Governor Sheppard's charg< of incompetency, unfitness, an extravagance are sustaine ? there. ; The records show that Coloni j Talbert had charge of that institi tion but ten months of the lae ' fiscal year. We have no accour _ of the other two months, except i: ' a report of a special expert sen l. there to examine into the accounl ' of Colonel Talbert's predecessoi 1 because of an alleged shortagi ' You remember that the exper : after going over the account! reported that there was a shortag - of $930.80,for which Mr. Batemai I the former Superintendent's clerl t should account. It is true th . expert said in his report that h i did not think Mr. Bateman ha i intended to commit a wrong, ye ? the fact remains that an accounl - ing was necessary, and the eas f account and vouchers on file di i not agree by $930.80. Ido n( 1 know whether Mr. Bateman ha i found the vouchers to coyer thi $930.80 yet or not. He says h 3 had the vouchers, but by som ) means had lost them, and h t hoped to find them. I do not mea i to question Mr. Bateman's wor - or honesty of purpose. I woul B not do him an injustice, or tak I chances in doing so. I know absc i lutely nothing about the matte: r except from the official reports. t For the first two months of the B fiscal year, then, we have n< i statement. 3 How did Colonel Talbert succee 3 in managing that institution fror s the very first? Does his manage 1 ineiit show incompetency an B extravagance? I beg that yoi - examine the records before you re a, peat such a charge. We find tba l under his wise, safe and judiciou t . management he has made his firs ilten months with the institutioi self-sustaining, besides having furnished to Clemson College $19, 514.74 in labor and transportation of convicts, and having paid. $8,000 on the debt left over to the intitution by the former ad ministration, and has corn enough on. hand to bread the institution. How does this appear to you? Paid $8,000 on a previous debt, put $19,514.74. on Clemson College, for which he received nothing in return, and has corn enough on hand to feed the convicts for the year. How does that compare with the closing of the previous fiscal year by his predecessor, $8,000 in debt? . You ask how did he do it? ?I tell you that I do not know, unless he did it by cutting down expenditures all along the line, and saved money by not spending it. I see in his report one little item that is very significant, and indicates to mymind that is the way he did it. Here it is. 1 see that he has reduced the cost of maintaining convicts down to 15^ cents apiece a day, which is about 5 cenfs less than it was the year before,. There are, we will say, about 750 convicts there the year round, and 5 cents saved on each per day amounts to saving of $37.50 .every day the sun goes down, which makes a saving of $1,125 each month, or $13,500 a year. Oh ! where do these men get their cheek to claim for themselves all the business tact and qualifica tions in the State? - COMPARE EXPENSES. Now let me meet this charge pf incompetency and extravagance in an other way, by taking up the ex penditures ot the several depart ments of the government, and showing, by contrast, that it is not true. You know they charge us with incompetency and extravagance by implication. Now let me give you the facts that will show that the implication is utterly without foundation. You see I have opened up the books pu them and have already turned several leaves. Now I turn another, and will show you by com paring our administration with the previous one, department with department, and institution with institution, that these charges of incompetency and extravagance are not true, and cannot be sup ported by the records. Is would take me too long to go over each item of each depart ment and institution, hence I have added all the itemB of each for our year, and those of each for the year previous, and have subtracted the whole amount spent by each department aud institution for one year from the whole amount spent by the same department and insti tution for tfte other year. I ask you careful attention to the results, and you will see that the present administration is less expensive than the one previous. It may be proper that I say here that my figures are taken from the Comptroller General's official re porta, the only correct guide, ex cept the regular books in his office, of . which the reports are the counterpart. What do we find by this comparison? Here is the result : We find that the expenditures under the present administration were less than those of the previous one. and that the saving was effected by the followiug depat ments and institution, and in the amounts mentioued : Governor Tillman, $2,237.97 Comptroller General, 1,287.02 Adj't and Insp'r Gen'l, 4,650.00 Superint'tofEducat'n, 16.27 State Librarian, 59.04 State-Bouse Keeper, 200.43 Judical Department, 4,254.36 Health Department, 1,550.00 Tax Department, 3,743.67 S. C. Universsty, 2,000.00 Citadel Academy, 2,500.00 Lunatic Asylum, 3,432.20 Under the h'd of "Claims" 1.193.31 Winthrop Training School, 70.00 Ttansportatfon of Convicts, 70.49 Water for pub'c build'gs, 1,000,00 Nulla Bona costs, 11,259.30 Less than prev's adm'n, $39,524.06 Now here are those of our administration that spent more than did the same departments in the previous administration. I desire to be entirely fair, and I give you both sides : Secretary of State, $172.02 State Treasurer. 13.85 Attorney General, 664.84 Asylum for Deaf, Dumb and the Blind, ? 1,000.00 Exp's of the Legislature,l,895.17 Railroad Commissioners, 350.00 More than prev's adm'n, $4,065.88 By making the subtraction, we find that our administration spent $35, 428.18 less for the same de partments and purposes than did the previous administration. I have tried to mention every thing that is common to these de partments and institutions, and hope I have not omitted anything that is common. I have done so that you may draw the comparison and settle the matter for your selves. You will observe that I have not included the money spent in the completion of the State House, nor the money spent under the head of "Election Expenses." To do so would make a still greater difference in our favor, but it would not, perhaps, be fair to either administration. Is it to be said because we ran the departments and public institutions of the government $35, 428.18 cheaper than did our predecessors in office that we are unwise, unsafe, incompetent and extravagant? Now, with these figures before you, will you continue, will your public speakers continue, will your newspapers continue, to try and leave the impressiou on the minds of the people that we are incom petent and extravagant Oppose us fairly or not at all. Don't undertake to mislead the people by trying to leave wrc impressions. Have some bal some foundation in fact (] imaginary), some reRSon for y< opposition, or acknowledge tl you have none. Do not-appear to fighting just simply to get ii power, with a hope that you ni remain there forver. But I i not done disproving the cha: that we are incompetent a extravagant. FEES AND FERTILIZER TAX. I now turn another leaf in 1 records to see what comes ne Here I find the fees turned ii the State Treasury from 1 Comptroller General's ofiice insurance licenses for our i ministration were $5,880, while for the year previous t? were $5,640.75, a difference in c favor of $239.25. I also find the fees turned ii the State Treasury from t Secretary of State's olfice duri our administration are $3,000 as against $2,434.16 during t year previous, difference in c favor of $655.88. We also find that the number charters issued during the prese administration, and the amoui of the capital stock involv< exceed those of the previo administration by over $3,000,0< Does this show a lack of confider and a falling off of business in t State and that corporations t afraid of us? We also find the income lt year from the fertilizer tax yt $56,819.10 while the yeas before was $42,569.85, a difference in o favor of $14,249.25. We also find the income lt year from the Sinking Fm Commission to be $18,779,29, ai for the year before $7,484,82, "difference in our favor of $11,29 47. When we add the increas income from these four sourc we have an aggregate of $26,438.S How do you like this? Does it lo< like we are incompetent ai extravagant, and are destined ruin the State? Does it look lil business has taken the wings the winds and that things a going to destruction? An increase of $26,438.85 fro these four sources, and a decrea of $35,428,18 in running the d partments of the government, y you are told by tnese gentlem< who claim everythiug, that we a incompetent and extravagant, ai that you need business men the head of your government. COOSAW. What if the income from Cooss laBt year was less than the ye beforo by $42,000? The Act the Legislature directed tl Phosphate Commission to ta] charge of this property. They d so, and Coosaw sued them. Cooss brought the suit, and of course \ defended it. Yon know the resul We fought for a principle and wo and now we are getting $2 per tc royalty from Coosaw where \ only got but $1 per ton before, will not take long to get back mo than the $52'000, and we have n compromised our honor or tl dignity of the State. If th Phosphate Commission had n obeyed the Act of the Legislatu in taking possession of Coosa1 who would have heralded it ov the State that Governor Tillmc and the other members had falle victims to the Coosaw corporatior I let you answer. TAXES SAVED, ONE-FOURTH REDU TION. Now let me answer the char^ against us that we are attemptir to oppress banks to the release < the other property of the Stai from taxation; that we a) attempting to discriminate ; thi it is the number of dollars an not the number of mills you pa that determines your taxes ; thi the reduction of the State lev from ? to ? mills means nothinj and that your taxes have not bee lessened ; that you pay more taxi than you did before on the san property. My time and a prop? respect for your patience aE comfort will not permit me to \ over the whole grounds to con pletely annihilate this charge. But I will cover enough to sho you that the charge is not tru and is without foundation. I order to do so satisfactorily an positively, I must turn another lei in the records, A great hue and cry is mad because we have tried to bring i the surplus and undivided profil of banks for taxation, but not ou word is said about the extra horse mules, asses, cattle sheep, goat hogs, dogs watches, pianos, organ carriages, wagons, and other pei sonal property, and land, that have brought in for taxation. I do not wish to appear a attempting to appeal to the preji dices, if any, or passions of on class of our people against one an other ; but from the following fact it does seem that it is all right fe us to have the property that i not on the tax books put on, if i belongs to the private citezeu, bu we must keep our hands off of th banks, even though they hav thousands of dollars they do nc return for taxation. In the recent cases, the Suprem Court did not decide that th surplus and undivided profits o the banks were not subject t taxation. The court decided simpl that the way iu which they hai been put on the books was th wrong way. It is distinctly state* by the court that the question a to whether this class of propert; was supject to taxation was no before them for consideration and they gave no opinion as t whether it was or was not liabli for taxes. That you may see that our effort to have this property of the bank returned for taxation were no unjust, and that your taxes oi the property you returned before and returned again last year, hav been reduced, I will show yoi what we have done in regard ti the other property in lhe State other than that of banks an< railroads. (CONTINUED NEXT WEEK.) Personal Mention. Miss Gertie Strom is visiting friends in Batesburg. Miss Jeannie Fair is in town on a visit to Mrs. Nick Branson. Mr. Frank Carwile, of Ridge 'Spring was in Edgefield this week. ' Miss Alice Jones, of Ridge Spring, is spending some time with her grandmother, Mrs. Capt. Lewis Jones. Miss Sallie Trapp is spending some time at Mrs. Caroline Abney's in Buncombe. The Rev. Mr. Dye, of Atlanta, preached in our Episcopal Church on Sunday. Mr. Willie Daniel, of Daniels, was in town last week. Rev. J. N. Booth will return this week from North Carolina, where he has been spending his summer vacation. Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Grice left this week for Sharon, Ga., where they will visit Mrs. Grice's parents. Mrs. Gena Shaffer and Miss Isol?e are spending some time at the home of Mr. W. J. McKerall in Buncombe. Mr. W. J. McKerall left Edge field on Monday for Atlanta. . Mrs. W. F. Dobey and Mrs. Jas. Timmermah are spendiug some time in Batesburg with their sister, Mrs. Bouknight. Mr. J. L. Mims is taking a week's vacation in the Meeting Street sec tion. Little Bob-I know what makes Mr. Nicefello's mustache so stiff. It's mucilage. Mamma-Nonsense. Little Bob-Yes, it is. He kissed sister in the hall and they could hardly get unstuck. CITATION. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD. J. D. ALLEN, Probate Judge. WHEREAS, L. W. REESE, hath made suit to me, to grant him letters of administration of the estate and effects of Geo. B. Pattison, dec'd. THKSK ARE, THEREFORE, to cite and admonish all and eingular the kin dred and creditors of the said Geo. B. Pattison, deceased, that they be and appear before me, in the Court of Probate, to be held at Edgefield C. H. on the 26th day of Aug. next, after publication hereof, at ll o'clock in the forenoon, to shew caus?, if any they have, why the said administration should not be granted. Given under my hand, this 5th day of Aug., A. D. 1892. Published on the 10th day of Aug., 1892, in the Edge field ADVERTISER. Master's Sale. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, EDOEFIELD COUNTY. Court Common Pleas. THE BRITISH AND AMERICAN MORTGAGE COMPANY, (Limit'd) against MIMS MOBLEY, et al. NOTICE is hereby given that by vir tue of the judgment of foreclosure in this cause, I will sell at Edgefield Court House, South Carolina, on sales day in September, 1892, the following described realty, to wit : No. 1. All that piece or tract of land lying, situate and being in Edgefield county and State of South Carolina, containing fifty-eight and one-half (58%) acres, more or less, on Mine Creek, and bounded by lands of J. M. Rushton, the Raborn lands, and others. No. 2. All that tract of land, lying, situate and being in the county of Edgefield and State of South Carolina, containing one hundred and forty three and one-half (143)?) acres, more or less, one Mine Creek of Saluda River, and bounded by lands of J. M. Rushton, the Raborn lands, Elick Walton and others. TERMS OF SALE : One-haw' cash, and the balance on a credit of one year, with interest from day of sale. Pur chaser to give bond and a mortgage to secure the payment of the credit por i tion, or all cash at purchasers option. Purchaser to pay for papers. W. F. ROATH, Master E.G. 1 Master's Sale. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD. In the Court of Common Pleas. L TJURSUANT to the judgments and - JL orders of the court aforesaid, sev erally made in the cases below entitled, I will offer for sale at public out-cry 1 before the Court House in the town of i Edgefield, County and State aforesaid, I on the first Monday in September next, , (being the fifth day of said month), ' between the legal hours of sale, the 1 real estate in each case described, on , the terms therein specified, viz : ? In the case of THE AMERICAN MORTGAGE COMPANY OF ' SCOTLAND, (Limited,) Plaintiff, against ' JOHN O. SEIGLER, Defendant. j All that tract or parcel of land lying and beings situated in the County of Edgefield and State of South Carolina, to wit: Four hundred and fifteen . (415) acres, more or less, bounded i North by lands of L. J. Miller, East i. by lands of Mrs. C. Crafton and L. J. I Miller, South by lands of H. Franklin, ? and West by lands of Jefferson Briggs. ' TERMS OF SALE : One-half cash, and ! balance on a credit of one year, with t interest from the day of sale. Credit portion to be secured by a mortgage of the premises and bond of purchaser, 5 or all cash at the purchasers option. * Purchaser to pay for papers. W. F. ROATH, ) Master E. C. I In the Case of THE AMERICAN - MORTGAGE COMPANY OF 1 SCOTLAND, (Limited), Plaintiff, * against SARAH E. WINN. All that tract or parcel of land lying . and being situated in the County of ) Edgefield and State of South Carolina, ! to wit- One hundred thirty-one acres, more or less, bounded on the North by lands of J. C. Lanier and W. A. Rey 3 nolds, on the East by lands of W. A. 3 Reynolds and J. O. Seigler, on the t South by lands of M. C. Reynolds, and . on the West by lands of M. E. Seigler. TERMS OF SALE : One-half cash, and ' the balance on a credit of one year, } with interest from day of sale. Credit i portion to be recured by the bond of ) the purchaser and a mortgage of the premises, or all cash at purchasers op .' tion. 1 Purchaser to pay for papers. W. F. ROATH, Master E. C. ANNOUNCEMENTS $5 For the Round Trip. Poins Longlss?miis Persimones Merl FOR CONGRESS. I respectfully .announce myself a candidate for re-nomination to Congress in the Second Dis trict, subject to the Democratic primary. G. D. TILLMAN. I beg to announce myself a candidate for the Democratic nomination for thc Fifty-Third Congress from the Second Congressional Dis trict, and respectfully solicit the support of such of my fellow-c? tiren? as have confidence in my ability and determination to uphold the dignity of the State and the rights of the people. ROBERT ALDRICH. The many friends of Col. W. J. TALBERT, re cognizing his ability and fitness, his Christian virtue, and the deep interest manifested by him in the welfare of the whole people-his known opposition to monopolies-his advocacy o' a bet ter system for circulating the currency of this great country-his interest in the general wel fare of the people and especially ot the farmers, hereby announce him as a candidate for election! under the democratic rule, to the House of Rep resentatives of the United States from thc Sec ond Congressional district of South Carolina. MANY CITIZENS. FOR SOLICITOR. The friends of NORTON WV;?HOOKER, Esq.. of the Columbia Bar, respectfully nominate him as a candidate for. Solicitor bf the 5th Cir cuit. Mr. Brooker is well known in thc State, he having been chairmanof the board of Direc tors of the South Carolina Penitentiary for a number of yearn. He has .been a practitioner and a hard student of theTaw for the last 15 years. He is thoroughly identified with the Reform Movement. I hereby announce myself to my fellow-Demo crats of the counties of Edgefield, Lexington, Richland, and Kershaw as a candidate for the office of Solicitor of the Fifth Judicial Circuit. If elected to this office I will endeavor to execute, fairly and impartially, the will of the people as written in their Statute books. I have always believed in tho principle that one who takes part in a primary election, either as a candidate or a voter, pledges his honor to be bound by thc re sult, and I shall so act. H. C. PATTON. I respectfully annouuee that I am a candidate for re-election to the office of Solicitor of tho Fifth Judicial district. I will abide the result of the primary and support thc nominee of thu party. p. H. NELSON. FOR SENATOR. ^ The friends of Senator W. ll TIMMERMAN will support him for re-nomination to the State Senate at the ensuing primary election. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The many friends of Hon. W. H. YELDELL, hav ing confidence.in his ability and integrity,and he ine highly pleased with his firm, consistent course as legislator, take pleasure in presenting his name to the voters of Edgefield county for re election to the House of Representatives. He is pledged to abide the result of the primaries and to support the nominees of the party. ??hei.m,anJr fricndl! of W. R. PARKS on the Westside respectfully nominate him as a can didate for the House of Representatives, and pledge him to abide the result of the primary election and support thc nominees ol the party. The friends of JAS. B. SUDDATH respectfully present his name to the voters of Edgefield county for a seat in the House of Representa tives. He will abide the result of the primary and support all thc nominees of the party. I hereby announce myself as a candinatc for thc Legislature mid bind myself to abide Inc result of the primary election. JAS. WM. DEVORE. The friends of Mr. J. H. EDWARDS respect fully present his name to the Democracy of Edgefield county for a seat in the House of Rep resentatives; they pledge him to abide thc result of the pei muries and to support the nominees of the party. MANY FRIENDS. FOR CLERK OF COURT. We are authorized to announce Mr. D. R. DURISOB a candidate for Clerk of Court at thc next primary ?lection, and pledge him to abide the result of said primary. I announce mrsclf to the voters of Edgefield county as a candidate for the office of Clerk of Court pledging myself to abide thc result of the primary election. J. C. WILLIAMS. To the people of Edrrefield county: I respect fully announce myself as a candidate for thc office of Clerk of Court, and pledgo myself to abide the result of the primary, and to* support the nominee of the same. JOHN B. HILL. FOR SHERIFF. To the voters of Edgefield county: I respect fully announce myself as a candidate for Sheriff and pledge myself to abide the result of the primary election, and support the nominees of the same. G. W. TURNER. I respectfully announce myself as a candidate for re-election as Sheriff for Edgefield county, and pledge myself to abide the result of the primary election, and to support the nominees of the democratic party. ? - W. H. OUZTS. FOR COUNTY TREASURER. I am a candidate for re-election to thc office of County Treasurer. I will abide the result of . the primary, and will support the nominees of the Democratic party. W. L. STEVENS. The friends of J. C. CAUGHMAN have agreed that the public may know all thc meanness he has ever committed, therefore, we respectfully nominate him as a candidate for County Treas urer, pledging him to abide the result of the pri mary election. He having lost a leg in thc late war, and we knowing him to he a Christian gen tleman, heartily recommend him for said office. To his political enemies we insist on two things : ist. That you circulate no false reports. 2nd. That you tell of no good act of his life. FOR AUDITOR. The friends of JAMES B. ADAMS in Colliers township respectfully present his name for thc office of A nditor, and pledge him to abide thc result of the primary. COLLIERS DEMOCRATIC CLUB. I respectfully announce myself as a candidate for Auditor; will abide the result of the pri mary election, and will support all thc nominees of the arty. JOHN B. DAVIS. FOR SCHOOL COMMISSIONER. I respectfully announce to the people of Edge field county that I am a candidate for the office of School Commissioner. I will abide the rcsnlt of the primaries and support the nominees of the party. M. B. DAVENPORT. I respectfully announce to my friends that I am a candidate for the office of School Commis sioner of Edgefield county, and pledge myself to abide the result of the primary election, and to support the nominees of the party. If elected, I shall discharge the duties ot the office faith fully and efficiently. JONN M. PKOCTOR. The friends of Capt. L. CHARLTON, appre ciating his faithful service in the late war, as well as during the past political war strife of our country, and knowing that he isa straight out Democrat hereby announce him asa candi date for the office of School Commissioner of Edgefield county-pledging him to abide the re mit of the primary. FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER. I am a candidate for County Commissioner. 1 will abide the result of the primaries and sup port all the nominees of the party. D. w. PADGETT. I respectfully announce to the people of Edge, field county that I am a candidate for election to the office of County Commissioner. I will abide the result of the primary election, and will .-up port all the nominees of the Democratic party. J. W. BANKS. The friends of GEO. E. DORN present his name for re-election to thc office of County Com missioner, and pledge him to abide the result of the primary election. The friends of G. W. MEDLOCK respectfully present his name to the voters of Edgefield county for the office of County Commissioner, and pledge him to abide the result of thc pri mary election. According to promise given to my friends two years ago, I oner my name to the voters of Edgefield county for thc office of County Com missioner. I will abide the result of the primary election and will support all thc nominees of the Democratic party. M. L. WHEELER. " FOR CORONER! The friends of THOS. E. BVRD present his name for the office of Coroner. He will abide the result of the primary and support thenomi noes of the party. TRIAL JUSTICES. MERIWETHHftjgOLLIER, GREGG. The friends of'JjMk W. GI.OVKK i nellie town ships of Meriwether, Collier an i Greir^. present his name for the office.of Trial Justice and pledge him to abide.the rusnlt of thc primary. FRIENDS. PICKEN^lKSc, SHAW. The friends of LEWIS P. COVAR in thc town ships of Pickens. Wise, and Shaw, recognizing the fact that he served faithfully as Trial Justice in past years, respectfully present his name to the Democratic voters of the townships named for the same office. He will abide the result of the primary and support the nominees of thc party. MANY FRIENDS. HIBLER, TALBERT, MOSS. At the solicitation of friends I announce my self a candidate for Trial Justice of thc ;th dis trict, composed of Moss, Talbert, and Hihlcr townships, will abide the result of the primary. ROBERT CHEATHAM. I respectfully announce myself for Trial Jus tice in the townships of Hiblcr, Talbert, and Moss. I will abide the result of thc primaries and support the nominees of the party. J. E, TIMMERMAN. COOPER AND PINE GROVE. I am a candidate for Trial Justice in thc townships of Cooper and Pine Grove, will abide the result of the primary and support all the nominees of thc party. _ F. V. COOPER. I respectfully announce that 1 am a candidate for the office of Trial Justice for the townships of Cooper and Pine Grove-9th district. I will abide tne result of the primary, and support all the nominees of the party. JESSE T. W EBB.