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'HOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
, EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1893. VOL. LVTTL NO.'29. SORDID GOLD ! . . . 1JO SILVER IN IT-THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. it Will Be a Great Dis appointment. A SHORT MESSAGE. v.. The Laboring Man is the One Who Suffers ; Not the Capi ?alist*or ' Speculator. "To the, .Congress of the Unite'd States: "The existence of an alarming aDd extraordinary business situ-, ation, involving the welfare and prosperity of all of our people, has constrained me to call together in extra session the people's repre sentatives in Congress to the end that through a wise and patriotic exercise of the legislative duty with which they solely are charged, present evils may be mitigated and dangers threatening the future may he averted. "Ourninfortunate financial plight is not the result of untoward e vents nor of conditions related to our natural resources, nor is it trace able to any of the affections which frequently check natural growth and prosperity. "With plenteous crops, with abundant promise of Temunerative production and man ufacture, with unusual invitation to safe investment, and with satis factory assurance to business en terprise-s?adenly financial dis trust and feat-have sprung up on every Bide, ifamerous moneyed raWnalinTalfcJWB^e.i mediately available to meet the demands of frightened depositors ; surviving corporations arid indi viduals are content to keep in hand the money they are usually anxious to .loan, and those engaged in legitimate business are surprised to find that the securities they offer for loans, though heretofore satisfactory* are no longer accept ed; values supposed to be fixed are past becoming conjectural and loss and failure have invaded every . branch of business. CHARGEABLE TO SILVER. "I believe these things are prin cipally chargeable to Congressional legislation touching the purchase and coinage of silver by the gen eral government. This legislation is embodied in a statute passed on the 14th day of July, 1890, which was the culmination of. much agitation on the subject involved and which may be considered a truce after a long struggle between the advocates of free silver coinage and those intending to be more conservative. Undoubtedly the monthly purchases by the govern ment of 4,500,000 ounces of silver, enforced under that statute, were -regarded by those interested in silver production as a certain guaranty of its increase in price. The result, however, has been en tirely different, for immediately following a spasmodic and slight rise the price of silver began to fall after the passage of the act, and has since reached to tue low est-point ever known. This dis appointing .result has led to re newed and persistent effort in the direction of free silver coinage. Meanwhile not only are the evil effects of the operation of the present law\constantly accumulat ing, but the result, to which its ex ecution must inevitably lead,- is becoming palpable to all who give .the least heed to financial subjects. PROVISIONS OF THE LAW. "This law provides that in pay ment for the four millions and five hundred thousand ounces of silver bullion which the Secretary of the Treasury is commanded to purchase monthly, there shall be issued treasury notes redeemable on demand in gold or silver coin, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury and that said notes may be reissued. It is, however, declared in the act ta be the es tablished poiicy of the United States to maintain the two ? mets on a parity with each other upc the present legal ratio, or stu raijo as may be provided by la This declaration so controls tl action of the. Secretary of tl Treasury as to prevent" his exe cising the discretion nominal vested in him if by such actic the parity between gold and silvi may be disturbed. Manifestly refusal by the Secretary *to VB these treasury notes in gold woul necessarily result "in their dit credit and ' depreciation as obi g?tions payable only in silver, au would destroy the parity be twee the two metals, by establishing discrimination, in favor of. gol? Up to-the 15th day of July, 189: these notes had been issued i payment of . silver bullion pu: chases to the amount of $147,000 OOO, while all but a- very sinai quantity of this bullion remain uncoined and without usefuln?? in the Treasury. Many of th notes given in its purchase hav been paid in gold. This is illustre ted by the statf'me)it that betwee the 1st day of May, -1892, and th 15th day of July, 1893, the note of this kind issued in paymen for silver bullion amounted to little more than fifty-four million of dollars, and that during th same period about forty-nin millions of dollars were paidb tho Treasury in gold for th redemption of such notes. Th policy necessarily adopted o paying these notes in gold ha not spared the gold reserve o $100,000,000 long ago set aside b; the government for the redemptioi of the other notes, for this func has already been subject to thi payment of new obligation amounting to about $150,000,00( on account of silver purchases anc ?has, as a consequence,, for the firs' time since its creation been en croached upon. "We have thus made the de; pletion of our gold easy and have tempted other and more ap -have offered has not been neglec ted is shown by the large amounts of gold which have^bee? recently drawn from our treasury and ex ported to increase the financial strength of foreign nations. .The excess of exports of gold over the imports for the year ending June ^3oth, 1893, amounted to more than eighty-seven and a half millions of dollars. Between the 1st day oi July, 1890, and the 15th day o? July, 1893, the gold coin and bul lion in our Treasury decreased more than one hundred and thirty two millions of dollars, ; while during the same period the silver coin and bullion in the Treasury increased more than one hundred and forty-seven millions of dollars. Unless government bonds are to be constantly issued and sold to re plenish cur exhausted gold, only to be again exhausted, it is ap parent that the operation of the silver purchase law, now in force leads in thf direction of ?ho entire substitution of silver for gold in the government treasury and this must be followed by the payment of all government obligations in silver. MUST PART COMPANY. At this stage gold and silver must part company, and the govern ment must fail in its established pol; to maintain the two metals on a parity with each other. Given over to the exclusive use of a currency greatly depreciated, ac cording to the standard of the commercial world, we could no longer claim a place among the nations of the first class, nor could our government claim a perfor mance of its obligation, so far as such an obligation has been im posed upon it, to provide for the use of the people the best and safest money. THE HOLE WE ARE IN. "If, as many of its friends claim silver ought to occupy *a larger place in our currency and the currency of the world through general international co-operation and agreement, it is obvious that the United States will not be in a position to gain a hearing in favor of such an arrangement so long as we are willing to continue our attempt to accomplish the result single-handed. BAU STATE OF AFFAIRS. "The knowledge in business circles among our own people that our government cannot make its fiat equivalent to intrinsic value nor keep inferior money on a pari with superior, money by its 01 independent ?f?ort has resulted such a lack of confidence at hoi in the stability of currency valu that capital refuses its aid to n enterprises while millions a actually withdrawn from the cha nels of trada and commerce to fc come idle and unproductive in t] hands of timid owners. Foreij investors are especially alert ai not only decline to purchase Ame] can s?curit?s but make haste .sacrifice those which they alreac have. OUGHT TO BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERE "It does not meet the4 situtatu to say that the apprehension ? regard to the future of our financi is groundless, and that there is r reason for lack of confidence i purposes or power of the goveri ment in the premises. The vei existence of this apprehensio and lack of confidece howey* caused, is a menace which ougl hot for a moment to be disregardei Possibly if the undertaking v. have in hand were the maintei ance of a specific and know quuntity of silvir at a parity wit gold our ability to do so might t estimated and gauged and perhap un view of our unparalleled growt and resources, might be favorahl passed, upon. But when our avowe endeavor is .to maintain such parity in regard to an amount c silver increasing at the fate ,c $50,000,000 yearly, with no fixe termination to such increase, i can hardly bo said that a problei is presented whose solution is fre from doubt. A SOUND AND STABLE MONEY. "The people of the United State are entitled to a sound and stahl currency and to money jecognizei as such on every exchange, am in every market of tHe world Their government has no right t injure them by financial experi ments opposed to0 the pc. ?y am practice of other civilized States nor is itj'ustified in permitting ai ^gg?^ci^J??d^^unreas6?abi? reliance on bur national strengtl and ability to jeopardize the sound ness of the people's money. ABOVE THE PLANE OF POLITICS. "This matter rises above thi plane of politics. Its vitality con corns every business and callinj and enters every household in th< land. There is one importan aspect of the subject which espe dally should never be overlookec at times like the present. Whei the evils of unsound financi threaten us the speculator ma] anticipate a harvest gathered fron the misfortune of others. Thi capitalist may protect himself b] hoarding or may even find pron* in the'fluctuation of value*; bu the wage earner-the first to be in jured by a depreciated currency and the last to receive the benefi of its correction-is practical^ defenseless. He relies for worl upon the ventures of confident am contented capital. This failing him, his condition is without aile viation, for he can neither prey 01 the misfortunes of others no: j hoard his labor. One of the great lest statesmen our country hat known, speaking more than fiftj years ago, when a derangement ol the currency had caused commer cial distress, said : 'The very mar of all others who has the deeral interest in a sound currency, and who suffers most by mischievous legislation in money matters, u the man who earns his daily bread by his daily toil.' These words are as pertinent now as on the day they were uttered and ought tc impressively remind us that a fail ure in the discharge of our duty at this time must especially injure those of our country, the men who labor and who, because of theil number and condition, are enti tled to the most watchful care o? their government. IMMEDIATE RELIEF. "It is of the utmost importance that such relief as Congress can afford in the existing situation be afforded at once. The maxim, 'he gives twice, who gives quickly.' is directly applicable. It may be true that the embarrassment from which the business of the country is suffering, arises as much from evils apprehended as from those actually existing. We may hope, too, that calm counsels will pre vail, and that neither the capital? ists nor the wage earners will give way to unreasoning panio and sac rifice their property or their inter ests under the influence of exag ' - : . . [ ?''. Xi '?/ : gerated fears. Nevertheless, ev i day's delay in removing one of i plain and principal canses of ? present state of things enlar i the mischief already done and creases the responsibility of government 'for its exister , Whatever else the people hav< right to expect frem Congress tl may certainly demand that lej lation condemned by the ordeal three years as a disastrous ex rience shall be removed from l books as soon as their repreien tives can legitamately deal with TARIFF REFORM. "It was my purpose tp summ Congress in special session ea: in the coming September that might enter promptly upon t work of tariff reform, which t true interests of the country clea] demand, which so large a majori of the people as shown by thi suffrages desire and expect, and the accomplishment' of whi every effort of the present admi ietration is pledged.. But wh; tariff reform has lost nothing its immediate and permanent ii portance, and must in the ne future engage the attention Congress, it has seemed to me th the financial condition of t' country should at once, und befe all other subjects, be considered 1 your honorable body; "I earnestly , recommend t] prompt repeal of the provisions the aot passed July 14,1890, a thorizing. the purchase of silv bullion and that other legisla ti action may put beyond all don or mistake the intention and tl ability of the government to fu fill his pecuniary* obligations : money universally recognized \ all civilized countries. [Signed] GROVER CLEVELRND. "Executive Mansion, Aug. 7, ;93 Cure hy Breathing. * Of all the cures which t?a) emerged into public notice fro] time to time* the simplest an most easy is that which. Majo '^rMe^rTr^utaryr SiS^?fig* the art of breathing, and he seen: to have hit upon it by mere a< cident when he was climbing very high mountain. He has trie it under a great many circun stances. When ever he was in vitiated atmosphere he was ablet get rid of his headache and ir cipient palpitation of the he ai by taking long breaths twice a rapidly as he would ? on ordin?r occasions. He maintains that i a very great many cases pail sleeplessness, headache and man other ills which flesh is heir t could be almost instantly relieve by this simple process. Mod?r?t exercise in the open air, upo: which all doctors insist, he asseiti is quite unnecessary ; all that yo need to do is to breathe as rapid! as if you were taking mod?r?t exercise. "What does mod?r?t .exercise do? It increases the rat of breathing, and hence gives : large supply of oxygen to the blooi than is given when a person i sitting still. But why take tb walk to increase the rate of breath ing? By the action of the will th rate of breathing can be increasec up to fifty breaths a minute whil< reposing in an arm-chair ; and ! can state that I have driven awaj headache, toothache and othe: aches by breathing rapidly during several minutes. Another effect '. have experienced from rapk breathing is the cure of restlessnesi and sleeplessness, from whicl those who use the brain much no infrequently suffer." Mr. Edison Hates A Telephone Review of Reviews. "What makes you work?" ] asked with real curiosity. "Whal impels you to this constant, tireless struggle? You have shown that yot care comparatively nothing for th? money it makes and you have nc particular enthusisam in the at tending fame." "I like it," he answered, after B moment of puzzled expression, and then he repeated his reply several times as if mine was a proposition that had not occurred to him before. "I like it. I don't know any other reason. You known some people like to collect stamps. Anything I have begun is always on my mind, and I am not easy while away from it until it is finished. Aud then I hate it." "Hate it?" I asked, struck by his emphatic toneic ^Yes," he affirmed, "when it is all done and is a success. I can't bear the sight of it. I haven't nsed a telephone in ten years, and I would go out of my 'way any day to miss ahincandesent light. / ; . .. ' - , ' -, ;L\ ' ? . . ' . I V V . J . ;- ..... ' ???MAFS HAED FISTS, I-:-: i They Jpiay Havoc With W. -J. I / Shelton's Face. ' The Columbia Journal. EDG?FIELD, S, C.. Ang 10. Your correspondent has be?n en > deavoririg for forty-eight hours to get an authentic account of the interesting and wellplanned "scrap' at this place'on Tuesday last be . tween.Capt. J. H. Tillman and Mr. Shelton, of the Columbia Register. The observers seem . to have been special friends and also specially invited guests of one. or the other of the participating partiesjfanda "sworn statement", ishard|to>get. Your correspondent has had a current report of the affair ? confirmed by several trustworthy parties and sends it in as no doubt a true account : Capt|Tillnian and Mr. Shelton . met onfthe court house square and at once^began a' discussion of that portiorgof the Irby-Farley-Till man correspondence in whioh Mr. Shelton was mentioned. These ... gentlemen failed to agree from the very beginning of the conversation. Tillman's blood rapidly rau up to 100 inf: the shade and Shelton fairly Boiled over. Friends inter posed and persuaded the gentle men to retire from the center of the quiet old city, and, finding some more sequestered spot, bleed and die for their conn tryj;here,Till man is.' good grit, and Shelton, though'not vicious, was "willing." They repaired to an old stable, .just a quarter of a mile from the city, ?v " There was plenty of nice, clean sawdust, just as if it had been sprinkled for Corbett and John L.^ and th? surrounding stalls furnish ?d ample grand stand for the "four nundred" who had special bids, j Them ttas .no handshaking but there y?s a little formality rather eut of |he usual practice in Capt. T?lmari s abrupt question to Mr. Shejion : "Are you armed?" The jfttler. replied in the negative, turned Iiis, weapon (not a "one bladed knife") over to friend and proposed that they try it on the muscle. Shelton was ready and at it they went. Captain Tillman's military training and Washington life were too much for the Regis ter's" traveling agent and down went the latter. It was to be a fight to the finish and no "pulling off," so Mr. Shelton was done up rather badly. The only ugly part of the affair is the report (I cannot vouch for its truthfulness) that when picked up Mr. Shelton had two pistols on his perd?n both loaded. They were of no avail, nor was his loaded cane, when facing "Craddocks" crushing blows. On with the dance ! we say over here in Ed gefiel d. There is a stringency in the money market, so why not increase the circulation of patriotic gore? Amendments Dispensary Bules. Since the county dispensar?as started ts run there has been a gross abuse of the privileges al lowed by the law and the rules promulgated by the State board of control. Minors and habitual drunkards have been getting all the liquor they wanted by simply giving a negro an extra dime to buy it for them, their names not appearing in the transaction, and utterly defeating the alleged pur pose of the law. Others who do not care to have their names ap pear on the records have also been getting their liquor in this way. In consequence of this the board of control on Friday last issued the following circular : Rule 4, amended by adding : "Applicants must state in requset for liquor for whom and for whose use the same is required." And whenever an application is falsely made for the use of a minor" or a person who uses intoxicating liquors to excess," a warrant will be sworn out by the dispenser against such person under section 19. Rule 1. amended by adding: "County dispensers will not be governed by a physician's cer tificate in making sales at night, but by their huowledge of the ap plicant and his character for truth fulness. Dispensaries must not be opened, after hours except in bonafide cases of illness requiring liquor asa medicine, and where a physician's certificate is present ed his character must be con sidered before filling it. ADAM'S NAIVETE A Woman Defends the First Man From Charges of Cowardice. Troy Time?. And the Lord said: "* * * Hast thou eaten of the tree where of I commanded thee thou shouldst not eat?" The man said: "The woman whom thou gayest to be with me she gave me of the tree and I did eat." This, it has been held for centuries, was Adam's great sin, for which he was driven out of the graden, and his de cendants, even to the present gen eration, compelled to "work for a living. In addition to bearing the consequences of his error Adam has been denounced through all the succeding centuries for his jowaidice and lack of gallantary in -trying to throw the blame upon the woman who had been given to be with him-"God's first, best gift to man." We are glad, therefore, that even after 7,000 years of unmerited condemnation which the memory of our great progenitor has had to bear thero has arisen one person who d .res to speak for him. And it is all the more fortunate that that person is a woman-a member of the sex whom Adam's words, by a wrong interpretations, were held to have mailgned. This person is Mrs. Caroline F. Corbin, a distinguish ed authoress. In her latest book she Bays of Adam's plea : "This is not the expression of cowardice, but of the innocent and native belief that anything which this lovely being, fresh from God's hand, proposed must be right, and righi or wrong, must be done. It is a trait which has come down in unbroken continuity of the inheritance to the latest born of Adam's sons." The thought is a new one, but there is not a man alive and capable of appreciating Mrs Cor bin's argument who will not in dorse it. Where is there, a man to day, who barriag a few crusty old bachelors, who would not have j?oaa^e^^ame^thjj^ circumstances. The woman was beautiful, the apple was good, and Adam was an unsophisticated, ingenious young man, unaccus tomed to the little social arts and deceptions that the daughters of Mother Eve have ? learned from her example. We insis t that Adam is vindica ted and that Mark Twain's tears over his grave, were a deserved tribute. Now let the building of his mounment proceed. And let it be recorded thereon that "he was a kind, loving, and obedient husband." From an Unknown World. Columbia State. A Meteor of extraordinary size shot down across the southwestern skies about 9:15 o'clock last night. It had the appearance of being the size of the full moon and remain ed visible for an unusual length of time. In falling, a peculiar effort was given by the meteor passing behind several cloud drifts. When unobstructed by cloud its light made the country bright, the clouds would then cast a shadow, followed instantly by the light. The effect was like the flicking of a gigantic electric arc lamp. STBUCK NEAR SAVANNAH. SAVANNAH, Aug. 10.-A meteor the size of a barrel passed over the city at 9 o'clock to-night and struck in the marsh near the Isle of Hope, a suburb of Savannah, six miles out. The shock was felt in the city, and created great ex citement in the section near where the meteor fell. A Most Remarkable Newspaper Woman. Mrs. E. F. Nicholson, the pro prietor and editor of the New Orleans Picayune, is said to be the only woman in the world who owns, edits, manages, and pub lishes a great daily newspaper. She got into the "newspaper busi ness as literary editor of the Picayune, and afterward married Col. Holbrook, the owner and editor of the paper. At his death she undertook the management, and a few years ago she married George Nicholson, who was then the business manager of the paper. She has built the paper up until it is now one of the most valuable newspaper properties in the South. Buckingham's Dye for the Whiskers can be applied when at home, and is uniformily successful coloring a brown or blaak. Hence its great popularity. CHICAGO SHOCKED. I Don t You Know it . Must be Something Very Tough? CHICAGO, Aug. 9.-The World's I Fair managers are taking firm hold af the problem of indecent Fiai sance shows. The Persian Theatre has fallen within the dragnet put out by Director General Davie, who has been appointed censor of the Orien tal dances on the Mid way tor the good of public decency and morality. Director of Works Burnham reported that the Persian idea of terpsichorean art was not in harmony with the American code of ?morals, so Davis ordered it closed. The Algerian Theatre, the dance in the street in Cairo, and the Cafe Chantant of the Turkish Village are also on the suspect list, and orders to close will" no doubt fol low in those cases unless the often sive features cf the dance are eliminated permanently. The con ceseionaires are wrathy and swear they "will have the law" on the Exposition authorities. At the Persian Theatre Manager Debbas said he would not close his show, and the morning perform ances were given as usual. The Director of Works paid a visit to the theatre and notified Mr. Debbas to close up. He declined to do so, except on a written order. When that was sent, the doughty man ager still refused to obey, and said that nothing save actual violence would shut up the house. At 1 o'clock this afternoon the girls had not beeu ejected and the performance was goiDg on. Soon platoon of Columbian Guards, Colonel Eice commanding, march ed down the Midway, stopped at the Persian Theatre and filed in. The Colonel ordered Manager Debbas to discontinue his per formance or be thrown out bodily. The dance was stopped and the theatre closed. None of the other theatres re ceived orders to close up. The truth is that these dancing ^alls are a ^sition, and in spite of the tali no others are likely to share the fate of the Persian place. The. real reason for action against the latter was that for the past week the girls were allowed to dance in a nude condition after midnight, the spectators being parties made up fer the special en tertainments, and expected to pay extra for the extraordinary show given them. This became known to the Fair officials, and, of course would not be tolerated. The ordi nary dancing in these Midway theatres was suggestive, but not very bad, after all. 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COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ) DF YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN AS'NS, V Edgefield, S. C., July 18. ) To the Young Men's Christian As sociatiorts of Edgefield County, and tlve friends of tlie work : DEAS BEETHBEN : The fourth County Convention will be held at Good Hope Baptist Church on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 18th, 19th, and 20th. More than three years have pass ed since the inception of this work, md as we look over the field to lay we are deeply gratified at the measure of success which has at ended it. Almost every town and jommunity in the county has felt ?a influence. Strong associations lave been planted at seven points, vhile Young Men's Prayer Meet ings and Bible classes have sprung ip here and there, piesenting the novement in every stage of its levelopment. Probably there is no other ?ounty containing so many Young VIen's Christian Associations, and ret under the present system there nust be room for at least fifty. Ls this is the oldest county work n existence, there are yet many )roblems unsettled, and hence tnis sonvention will be of great inter est and importance. Every Association in the county s urged to send a large delegation )f active members. Ministers of ;he Gospel and members of ev?n jelical churches everywhere are jjiven a cordial invitation. All the sessions of the conven ions will be open to the public. From the programme soon to be ssued, it will be seen that the va lons subjects will be discussed by nany of our ablest men at home ind abroad. The prayers of God's people are isked in behalf of this gathering. Fraternally, A. S. TOMPKINS, Edgefield. - JAS. T. BACON, " A. J. NORRIS, " A. B. WATSON, " J. W. HILL, W. E. LYNCH, " GEO. B. LAKE, " E. J. MIMS, B. L. CAUGHMAN, Mt. Willing; h. F. DORN, Parksville. J. LESLIE ANDREWS, Kirkseys. J. H. BURKHALTER, Trenton. WHITMAN ILIRLING, M'Kendree. JOHN LAKE, County Sec'ty. It Costs You Nothing. 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