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HOS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 18,1894. Utah has been admitted as a State with polygamy eliminated. This makes the forty-fifth star. The real estate of South Caro lina as returned for taxation shows a valuation of $95,276,241, as against $91,815,389 for last year. Gov. Tillman has pardoned M. L. Emmerson, of Oconee, from the penitentiary, convicted of stealing a still. He has been in prison about four months. The State Alliance will hold its annual meeting at Aiken, S. C., July 25th. A full, strong, and en ergetic meeting is looked forward to by the members of that order. Come everybody to the campaign meeting on Thursday. They say the other side is going to try to capture the whole "shebang" on that day. But they can't do it, can they boys? Cal. Caughman has invited J. Wm. Stokes to meet him in four joint debates in their Congress dis trict. Cal. says time is too limited in the State campaign for Congres sional candidates to have a show ing. The Columbia and Greenville and Charlotte, Columbia and Au gusta railroads were sold, July 10, 1894, by Col. James E. Hagood, Special Master, for $100,000 each to the Southern Railway Company. The sale was merelv formal. The State Reform Committee at its meeting last Tuesday, the 10th, decided to stick to the Colle ton plan. The date of the club primaries, however, was changed from August 4th to August 11th that of the county conventions from August 9th to August 13th and that of the State convention from August 11th to August 16th Transparent leather has lately boen perfected and placed upon the market in Paris. It is consid ered that the process of letting light through the hide of an ox does not unfit it for footwear, and it is expected that the new mate rial will soon appear as the latest fashionable fad. Transparent shoes may be welcomed by those who enjoy cold feet and are anxious to give the medical faculty and the undertakers a little encourage ment. John Sam Veiner, Comptroller j General under the Richardson dy nasty, Gen. Richbourg, late a Haskellite, and Prof. E. S. Joynes, of the South Carolina College, have joined the Reform party. Senator Butler having set the pace, by acknowledging the good in the "movement," many other first class nags are now entering the Reform stables. This is as it should be, and is a getting together with a sincere desire for peace and harmony. The Reformers will never go over to tho Conservative party, but the Conservatives can come to them and in the course of time leaven the whole lump, if it needs any leavening. In addition to the names men tioned we may include J. H. Earle, L. W. Youmans, and R. A. Aldrich, all of the ancient regime of high strikers in contradistinction to half-strainers, of which last named the Tillman cup is full to the brim and running over. We want, we need, we must have more high strikers. MES, LEASE A JIMDANDY. Mrs. Diggs Gives Mrs. Lease the Lie at a Campaign Meeting. TOPEKA, July 12.-"You are liar. You are a liar." These were the words directed at Mrs. Mary E. Lease to-day on a platform in the presence of 5,000 people by Mrs. Anna L. Diggs, the little woman who rode in front of the Coxey procession in Washington, carry ing a baby in her arms. Such a scene and such excite ment was never before witnessed ? at a public meeting in Kansas. Mrs. Diggs, in a speech, called Mrs. Lease a traitor to the cause of reform. That lady sat quietly by and said nothing. Then she took the platform, and with a scornful sneer, denounced Mrs. Diggs, charging that she had written and j telegraphed falsehoods about Gov ernor Llewelling. Then the little woman called her a liar and shook her fist under her nose in great anger. Mrs. Lease asked the chair man to "quiet the child," and pro ceeded. The occasion was tho opening of I the campaign by Governor Waite, of Colorado, and Governor Llew elling, of Kansas. They had both made speeches before the above in -cident took place. A big lot of Collar Pads at 35 [ -?ach, at Ramsey & Bland's, HON. GEORGE D. TILLMAN Declines to be a Candidate for Governor HE THANKS HIS MANY Friends in all Parts of the State for Their Confidence-Thinks Edgefield Represented Well Enough Without His Taking Part in the Campaign. Columbia Register. CLARK'S HILL, S. C., July 12. Editor Register : I ask Bpace in your paper to publish this letter. I am not a candidate for Governor, and as I am tired of writing sepa rate letters to that effect, I hope this public response will suffice for a reply to numerous unanswsr ed solicitations from strong men of all political factions, more or less, residing in nearly every county in the State, urging me to enter the gubernatorial race. To say nothing of being very, very busy with farming operations aud rebuilding my dwelling house which was recently burned, many other reasons concur to prevent me from standing for Governor, only one of which I will mention, deem 1 ing it all sufficient. I am not one of those who seem ! to think that Edgefield and four of its adjoining counties are the State of South Carolina, and there fore it occurs to me that the eter nal fitness of things forbids an Edgefield man should run for Gov ernor in the pending canvass. Edgefield may produce all the Caesars and six-?evenths of the thirty-four other counties may fur nish the underlings of South Caro lina, still I cannot divest myself of the belief that a majority of the other counties likewise have good material, some of them an abundance of it, for making Sena tors, Congressmen, Judges, Gov ernors, or State House officers. Remembering the many high places Edgefield men (including myself) have filled since 1876, and considering that she now has a United States Senator, a Congress man, a Governor, and a Circuit Judge actually in office, while ai the same time she has two candi dates for the Senate, one candidate for Congress, one candidate for Lieutenant Governor, one candi date for Secretary of State and still another candidate for Rail road Commissioner, if I were to come out for Governor also, I fear thousands of modest men would marvel at such audacious impu dence. This geographical argument in favor of assigning honorable civil distinctions to different localities something akin to a juBt propor tion or rotation, is usually all powerful and it cannot be long ere most of the underling counties of the Stat? will assert their natural sentiment of self-respect and re ciprocal equality in awarding po litical honors. Hence, I do not care to provoke too much the fa tigued indignation of the supposed underlings, who, sooner or later, according to the law of all reac tion, shall surely combine to retal- J iateagainst Edgefield; and when that revulsion comes, as come it must, or else all history is a lie, a generation or two will likely have to pass before another Edgefield man shall be able to get any posi tion outside of his county. In other words, I cannot stand for Governor now, because I have a too lively sense of the indecency of a few counties, or a few families, or the same county, or the same family, at the sam? time attempt ing to monopolize the best offices of the State. I sincerely thank my many zeal ous friends in all parts of South Carolina for their generous confi dence and cordial assurances of support, and deeply regret that I cannot comply with their wishes at this time. G. D. TILLMAN. EVANS AND TUPPER. Chapter of Dialogue from the ! Charleston Mass Meeting. - From The State's report of it : Secretary of State Tindall got a good hearing, and made a good speech, pleading for unity among the people. He attributed the ex isting condition of things to the town people having misjudged the( farmers ard misconceived their purposes. (Voices: "Tillman is responsible.") He believed the railroads had done Charleston jaaore harm than the war did. Mr. Tindal declared that if elected he would do all he could to bring the people of the State together. John Gary Evans, was greeted with a few cheers and a car load of hisses. He said he didn't mind the rat tlesnake hisses, but it was a hu miliating spectacle. He cherished no malice against them, and when in the governor's chair he would pardon every one of them because they did not know what they were doing. All the blind mice had congregated here under St. Mi chael's. Voice-"How much do you weigh when you are fat?" Mr. Kirby Tupper asked Mr. Evans if it was true that he had | been paid $1,000 for protecting the Palmetto brewery and that he had [gotten a royalty on the sale of the beer. "No, it's a lie," replied Evans ; and Tupper called for three cheers for him. Evans also said it was an infer nal lie about his having gotten $15,000 for assisting in refunding) the State bonds. He declared that the Charleston people would not support their own institutions, but invested their money outside of the State. That was not patriotic and the young men ought to stamp it out. Voice-"Shut up." "I am here to say what I believe and you have got to swallow it." Voice-"Tell us about the Black district." Evans-Your own Congressman I told me that it was easier to carry it this way than if it had been left as it was. "What's his name?" asked Kirby Tupper. "Wm. H. Brawley," replied Evans. "It's a lie," shouted Tupper over and over again. Evans replied that if Tupper wanted to call him a lie to come at him when he was off the si and. Tupper bounded forward and was grabbed by a policeman and a half dozen friends and rushed back into the crowd. Evans continued: "You know me, Tupper, and I know you, and you know I will slap your face so damn quick you won't know it. If man wanted to fight, V. him come to me somewhere else. It is fash ionable to call men lies these days when thay are on the stand, but it| is no evidence of anything but the coward." Evans thanked the crowd for) their "kind attention," whereupon there was a sort of "hell broke loose-in-Georgia" time. Comptroller Ellerbe got some rousing cheers as he was intro duced. He wanted those who thought his record was all right to vote for him for Governor, and those who did not, could vote for his cousin John Gary. (Cries of "Oh, no?") Evans had pitched into him at Bonneau, where he thought he had a lot ot friends, but played the dunghill io-day in not repeat ing it hem. He then cracked some jokes at Johnnie's expense,getting] cheers from the crowd. His re marks about Cleveland not being in sympathy with the producing classes of the South and West met with assent from a score of throats. MADDOX TELLS A STORY. Cleveland F.xpects Europe to be at Our Mercy Financially. ATLANTA, July 12.-Congress man John W. Maddox, of the Sev enth Georgia district, canvassing for re-election, tells of a recent conversation with President Cleve land. "Well, Maddox," said the Presi dent, "how ie everything down in old Georgia? I suppoee they are all cussing me down there?" "Well," replied Maddox, "they do not like your financial policy." "I know that, Maddox," said the President, "but they are not a bit | more anxious for silver than I am. But it won't do now. I tell you that unless I am badly mistaken we will have the crowned heads of I Europe at our feet and asking for | our terms before two years are, gone." Big stock Saddles, all prices, just received at Ramsey & Bland's. Will almost make your pants laugh to>ide on one of them. Farm bells for sale by Ramsey ifc Bland. Beautiful line of Straw Matting, Chinese or Japanse, at 35c per yard at Ramsey & Biand'e. Ladies are invited to call and examine. An elegant line of furniture al ays on hand and for sale at bottom figures at Ramsey & Bland'R. Subscribe to the Edgefield AD VERTISER. The Old Hickory Wagons, in compaiable forever, still take the lead everywhere. Ramsey it Bland can snpplv ynu and send you horne happy. lt would delight you to view ai d review the beautiful liiu*e of harness wh?sh Ramsey ,<fc Bland, received this week. Magnificent is the word. TO HARNESS THE ALLIANCE Seems to be the Object of the Politicians. Thc Columbia St:itc. ? During yesterday morning a rep jesentative of The State had a talk with one of the Reform politician Alliance leaders, a member of the State Reform committee and an office seeker, about the attitude of the Alliance. His talk showed very clearly that the Alliance politicians and office seekers are going to bring every influence they have to bear at the coming meetingof the State Alliance this month to prevent the simon pure Alliancemen from standing up to the Alliance doctrines. In other words, they are going to do all they can to show that Ben Tillman is bigger than the Alliance. In his talk yesterday, the Aili anceman referred to said that there would be no danger of a third can didate being put out. He said that while it was true that the leader of the Reform movement did not stand for all the demands of the Alliance, the Alliance could not afford to break away from the movement. The two, he said, were too closely allied, and if either one should break away it would mean the certain destruction of both. He says that they could not afford to put out a third candidate now, because the campaign is half over and the constitution of the Demo cratic party requires every candi date to appear before the people. He said that they all knew that every man running for the Legis lature was running on the sole is sue of Tillman or Butler. He ar gued that it would he unfair and impolitic to run a third candidate when the Legislature meets. POSITIONS GUARANTEED under reasonable conditions. Our FREE 96 page catalogue will explain why we can afford it. Dragon's Practical Easiness College, NASHVILLE, TENN, C Write for catalogue. 3 Book-keeping, Shorthand, Penmanship and Tele graphy. We spend more money in the interest of our EmploymcutDepartment than half the Business Colleges take in as tuition. 4 weeks by our method teaching book-keeping is equal to 12 weeks by the old plan. 11 teachers, 600 students past year, no j vacation; enter any time. CHKAP BOARD. We have recently prepared books especially adapted to HOME STUDY. Sent on 60 day* trial. Write us and explain j "your wants." N. B.-We pay $5. cash for all va cancies as book-keepers, stenographers, teachers, clerks, etc., reported to us, provided we fill sama. GLfclB MEETINGS Bouknight Club. The Bouknight Democratic Club will meet at the usual place of j meeting on Saturday before the 5th Sunday, July 28th, at 3 P. M., for the purpose of electing dele gates to the County Convention. We insist on the members to come out and let us have a full meeting. GEO. B. LESTER, Pres. R. J. FULLER, Sec'ty. Old Wells Club. Old Wells Democratic Club is called to meet at Lanham's Store on Friday, July 27th, at 3 P. M. Let every member turn out. By order A. S. SWEARENGEN, Pres. Red Hill Club. There will be a meeting of the Democratic Club at Red Hill on July 21st, at 2 P. M. Come Till manites! Come Butleritesl All come. Business of importance. By order J. H. BUSSEY, Pres. SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE, COLUMBIA, S. C. Session Begins Sept. 25th, 1894. Nine regular courses, with Diplomas. Special courses, with Certificates. Re- j quirements for admisiion modified.) Board $8 a month. Total necessary ex penses for the year (exclusive of trav elling, clothing, and books) from $112 j to $152. Send for Announcement. P'or further information address the President, JAMES WOODROW. Overseers of Roads. ALL overseers will put their respect ive roads in good order by the 15th of August, 1894, without fail, as some of them have been neglected. All loose stones must be removed, and over hanging brush cut. ???aJ3?? J.A.WHITRraSg| D. W. PADGETT,' J. W. BANKS, C. C. E. C. ' This is the season of the year when the farmers' mind stubbornly contemplates the purchase of | farming imptements, and other necessities in the hardware line. As usual Ramsey & Bland have prepared to meet every demand along that line. Visit their store before buying in your supplies. T. X. L. For It Cures RHEUMATISM, NE URALGIA, TOOTHACHE, GRIP, AND COLD IN ALL ITS FO?MS, CUTS, SORES, BRUISES, SPRAINS, LAMENESS: It always relieves when properly applied. SOLD BY Al2l2 DRUGGISTS. PRICE 25 CENTS. Prepared by T. X. L. CO. C. M. DEMPSEY, Manager 230 Main St., Columbia, S. C. ! A "V" ?SALL ITCOSTS! We're for the poor man ev'ry time, And in this 'ere campaign We'll stump old Edgefield county Through the sunshine and the rain, And hold thc banner up'ards From a-trailin1 in the dus', And cut loose on monopolies, And cuss and cuss and cuss. FOR CONGRESS. At tile solicitation of my constituents I will be a candidate for re-election to Congress from the Second Congres sional District, subject to the action of the Democratic primary. W. J. T \LBERT. House of Representatives. The friends and neighbors of S. T. WILLIAMS present his name for the House of Representatives. He will abide the result of the primary and support the nominees of the party. FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. The friends of Col. CLINTON WARD, (he poor man's friend, present his name for the House of Representatives at the ensuingelection. Having served the people faithfully on former occa sions he will not turn his back in this the hour of need. FRIENDS. The many friends of L. J. WIILLIAMB present his name to the voters of Edge field county for a seat in the next House of Representatives. Mr. Wil liams came into the Reform movement as a charter member, is now the Alli ance Lecturer for the county and is the ''man for the place." He will abide the result of the Democratic primary and support all the nominees of the party. REFORMERS. I am a candidate for the Legislature add pledge myself to abide the result of the primary election and the rules of the Democi atic party. S. McG. SIMKINS. The constituents of Jos. II. EDWARDS approving of his course in the last Legislature and anxious to have him serve tuem again, respectfully present his name to the voters of Edgefield county for re-election to the House of Representatives. He will abide the re sult of the primaries and support all the nominees of the party. CONSTITUENTS. . The friends and neighbors of THOS. H. RAINSKORD ofter his name for the Legislature, House of Representatives. He will abide the result of the primary and support all its nominees. FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. The friends of S. E. FREELAND re spectfully present his name for the House of representatives. He will abide the result of the primary and support all the nominees. The friends of J. WM. THURMOND, Esq., present his name to the voters of Edgelield county for a seat in the next House of Representatives. Mr. Thur mond has been a consistent Reformer from the very inception of the move ment in this State, and will, if elected, worthily represent all the people of his native county. He will abide the I result of the Democratic primary and support all the nominees of the party. REFORMERS. The many friends of B. L. CAUQH man respectfully present his name to the voters of Edgefield county for a seat in the next House of Representa tives. He will anide the result of the Democratic primary election, and sup port all its nominees. County Supervisor. Tb? friends of JOHN C. STROTHER announce his name for the office of County Supervisor. He will abide the result of the primary election. FRIENDS. I announce myself a candidate for the office of County Supervisor, and pledge myself to abide the result of the Democratic primary. M. A. WHITTLE. Gus WHITK is a candidate for the office of County Supervisor. He will abide the result of the Democratic pri mary and support all the nominees of the party. 1 am a candidate for County Super visor, and will abide the result of the Demooratic primary election. J. W. BANKS. I am a candidate for the office of County Supervisor. I will abide the result of the Democratic primary. N. D. TIMMERMAN. County Treasurer. The many friends of JOHN C. CAUGH MAN respectfully present his name to the voters of Edgefield county, at the ensuing primary election, for the office of County Treasurer, and pledge him to abide the result of same. The friends of Capt. BILL STEVENS nominate him for the office of County Treasurer, and pledge him to abide the result of the primary and support all the nomineesof the party._ County Auditor. The many friends of Mr. J. G. MOB LEV do hereby announce him a candi date for the office of Auditor, and pledge him lo abide the result of the | primary, election. FBIENDS. I hereby respectfully announce my self as a candidate for re-election to the office of Auditor for Edgefield county, and pledge myself to abide the result of the primary election. J. B. HALTIWANGER. The friends of THEO. DEAN respect fully announce him for the office of] County Auditor. He will abide the re sult of the primary and support all the nominees of the party. FRIENDS. School Commissioner. I hereby announce myself asa can didate for the office of School Commis sioner, and pledge myself to abide the result of the primary election. P. N. LOTT. The friends of M. I. B. GIBSON re spectfully present his name for the office of School Commissioner. He will abide the result of the primaries and support all the nominees of the party. FBIENDS. lam a candidate for re-election toi the office of School Commissioner, and will abide the result of the Democratic primary election. M. B. DAVENPORT. 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