TI OS. J. ADAMS, - .... EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. ll, 1895.
Jno. Gary Evans will be, is,
president of the Constitutional
Convention, Congrestruan Talbert
having withdrawn in his favor.
The following is Talbert's card
of withdrawal :
A great many of my friends
have urged, and are now urging
me to make the race for presi
dent of the Constitutional con
vention, which assembles today,
but since investigating the matter
carefully I find it to be an estab
lished precedent that the Gover
nor, by virtue of his office, should
be the presiding officer when a
member of the convention. After
thanking my friands kindly for
their continued confidence in me,
and wishing harmony to prevail
throughout che session of the con
vention ; I earnestly entreat my
friends not to use my name as a
candidate and most respectfully
beg them individually and col
lectively to support his excellency,
John Gary Evans, for president of
this convention, whose eminent
ability, particularly qualifies him
for the arduous duties of said po
State elections will be held in
twelve States in November. These
are: Virginia, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Nebraska. Mississippi,
Massachusetts, Maryland, Ken
tucky, Kansas, Ohio, Iowa, and
Now York. After these elections
are over a chorus of "I told you
sos" will be heard Ihroughtout the
The Columbia State is very much
in favor of new cou uties. Having
failed iu every ol her plan to dis
integrate the army of reformers
this paper has now adop'ed this
scheme to break up their strong
holds, territorial.')' speaking. Very
shrewd. But we will 6ee if reform
ers are to#be bamboozled.
Spartan burg, Guion, and Edge
field seem to be the special butt of
the new county workers, and the
antis have taken hold of this
county making business aud are
likely to swamp the whole thing.
They are entirely too eager.
There is no reason why the con
vention should remain in session
longer than three weeks, unless
the members vote themselves a
larger per diem than'two dollars.
er .counties. Why this general
consensus of opinion unless there
be concert of action0
Ground was broken on Saturday
last for th i erection of au iron
foundry m Darlington. It will
have a blast furnace of 2,000
The Woman suffragists have
"camped" iu the Capitol against
the gal hering of the delegates for
the State Convention.
The.e are six negroes in the
consti ?utional convention which
1 is nov/ in sessi >n.
The Time Will Come.
A printer, if he will fasten or fix
little things in his memory will
seldom fail, sooner or !$ter, to get
veven with those who befriend him,
or go out of their way to do him
It required twenty years to af
ford the opportunity to return the
kindness which General Mani
giiult had shown to me as a sol
dier, but it came, audi tried to re
pay the kindly speech and the
substantial favor of years ago.
When he came to Abbeville I
did uot hunt him up, or make
honied professions. When I met
him in Columbia I never referred
to his kindness *.o me in the war,
nor of my support of him in his
candidacy, but I was true to him
all the same.
All that a printer has to do is
to bide his time, and if he is dis
creet-he will have an opportunity
to strike effective blows at foes
who ma}T be worthy of this uotice,
or give the kindly boost to his de
serving friends. A good memory
anda little patieuce will afford
the opportunity.-Abbeville Press
and Banner. v
A Postal Card.
Is all that it will cost you to get a
specimen copy of The Columbia Daily
Register or The Columbia "Weekly
Register. The Daily is $6 a year and
the Weekly $1 a year. In the Weekly
you obtain twelve pages of real live
news, a handsomely printed paper and
good large type that any one may
read. In the Daily you get the best
telegraphic news service extant, that
of the Associated Press, whose leased
wire runs into the Register office, sup
plying 15.000 words of the latest news
The constitutional, convention is
near at hand, and The Register will
contain a good report of its proceed
ings. Xow is the time to subscribe if
you wish to get the continuous news
of the convention. Address Charles
A. Calvo. Jr., Columbia, S. C., for spec
imen copies of thc Register, and in
subscribing remit by Y. 0. order, reg
istered letter, Express draft or per
A DKP DARK AND DAM
REFORM COUNTIES TO BE
DISMEMBERED AND CON
AND A CONSERVATIVE
LEGISLATURE TO BE
? BUILT UP ON THEIR
REFORMERS, AWAKE, ARISE OR BE
"The Milk in the Cocoanut."
MR. EDITOR: From the many
new County schemes now agita
ting the public mind, it would
seem that our graud old County
glorious old Edgefield, with i'.s
proud and glowing memories all
aloug the years past and gone,
and the enviable position she to
day occupies among her sister
Counties of the State-is to be cv.t
and slashed into mincemeat and
almost wiped from the face of the
earth. And why? Are all Ihe ef
forts now being made towards the
escablishroeot of the new Coun
ties to be known as ?Troy and Mc
Cormick and Greenwood and Nine
ty-Six and JBatesburg, put forth at
this time solely in the interest of
the 2>ecple, the poor farmer who
perhaps is occasionally somewhat
discommoded by living at an in
convenientdistanoe 'rom the Court
H^use? Or rather, Mr. Editor, i&
it not to a great extent for thu pur
pose of gratifying the ambition
and contributing to the aggran
dizement of the denizens of the
respective little towns to be con
verted into Court House centres;
jand above all, with the hope of
increasing and strengthening their
political poicer.J Yes, their Oonser
vatice political power? Ah, Mr. Ed
itor, don't you think that is really
"The milk in the cocoanut" after
all? We fear that that is ihe true
animus and aim of the leaders of
the movement in the towns of
Troy, McCormick, Greenwood,
Ninety-Six and Batesburg-each
and all of them already strong
Conservative strong-bolds-in their
evidently preconcerted and w^ll
planned scheme for small Coun
ties. Once grant tho requests of
the sundry petitioners for new
Counties ; cut off those sections of
Edgefield where the most Con
servatives now reside info small
Counties-and ere long some four
or five new' Conservative Counties
?&fc?.9. the r* ?4fe?fS?^rA-?.?i*
bone of Reform wih be brpken
and our beloved old county-the
acknowledged banner County of
the State for Reform and Good
Government-the home of Till
man and Tillmanism-will be
shorn of her strength and inriu
ence, and become the laughing
stock of the said new Counties,
through whose ill-will and hate
and evi?-minded machinations
Edgefield's dismemberment and
ruin will have been consummated.
I am no pessimist or alarmist,
Mr. Editor, but beyond a doubt
this will be the ( outcome of the
present designs of the small Coun
ty schemers, if they are successful
in having their pet projects es
tablished by Legislative enact
ment. And not only are the Con
servatives of the above mentioned
towns working like beavers on this
line, but recently the entire Con
servative press of the State seem
to have seen the "new light." and
are now daily and weekly indict
ing long editorials on the great
importance and great necessity of
more and smaller Counties, the
better io promote the interests and
convenience of the dear people. It
is strange-very strange-that
they should all so' suddenly be
come so solicitious and so united
in urging the establishment of
these new Counties, never having
discovered a reason therefor until
at this particular juncture. See,
Mr. Editor, how clearly it has the
semblance of a new hatched scheme
to overthrow Reformism-a last
hope, a dernier resort as it were,
to build up Conservatism and re
store the "Old Ring Rule" party
to power again. Leastwise, it looks
that way to me-and that the
"scheme" has been passed up and
gown.the line-and is now being
played for all it is worth.
And further, Mr. Editor, if the
four or five Counties already men
tioned are cut QIY from Edgefield,
and then old Saluda-the only
section of Edgefield justly entitled
to a new JCouutyj and should have
had one long ago,-is likewise cut
off, with her fifteen hundred solid
Reform voters, then verily poor
old Edgefield, (the remnant,) will
indeed be in a sorry plight. And
worse still, with the three or four
little Conservative towns yet re
maining in the old County, very
probably Reform rule will be a
thing of the past even in proud
old Reform Edgefield.
We hope.our Reform Delegates
to the Constitutional Convention,
and our members to fhe Legisla
ture, will weigh well and investi
gate thoroughly all the new Coun
ty schemes and go exceedingly slow
in coming to a conclusion in the
With an exception a.s to Sal li
da's petition for a new County,
because the people of that section
are eminently QntitJed to better
Court House facilities, I am ut
terly opposed to any further sub
divisions of our County at this
time. The little towns herein
uamed, apparently so anxious for
Court Houses, are all in a pros
perous and prospering condition,
and will do well, for the present
at least, lo go on building cotton
factnrieo, oil nulls, etc., and erect
their Court Houses when the people
actually need them.
And now in conclusion, Brother
Reformers of Edgefield, we urge
you to awake-throw off your
lethargy-and make all proper ef
forts to thwart the deep laid plans
of those who are striving with
might and main to place us under
domination of the "Old Ring
Rule" power once more. And
Brother Reformers throughout the
State-you see our coming trou
bles and woeful plight-we beg,
we implore you to come to our
succor and to our rescue from the
trap laid for UB. DO we ask help
of you in vain? We trow not.
P. S.-Since writing the above
my paper, the Piedmont Headlight^
has come to hand, and I clip there
from the annexed extract from an
editorial on "The New Couuty Ag
"We have conversed with 'hun
dreds of farmers from every sec
tion of our county, and are yet to
find the first man but bitterly op
poses any scheme to reduce the
present area of counties in South
Carolina. We never knew our
people so united on any subject a*
thi??. They see that this new
county movement is nothing but
the plot of a few ambitious towns
to become county sites for the es
pecial behoof asid benefit of a few
anti property-owners, and of de
signing politicians to thus divide
and spit up the power of our far
mers and increase their strength.
Let UK cut up Spartanburg Coun
ty, for instance, to give Gaffney
and Woodruff court-houses, and
the reformers had as well bend
their necks to accept the rule of
the towns again, for such will
surely be the outcome."
Col. Gantt hits the nail square
ly on the head-and has our un
bounded thanks. E.iR.
Friend Pedagogue is certainly a
wonderful man. He thinks I owe
him some grudge, I may not he
overburdened with brains, but IV
got top much sense to get mad at n
newspaper opponent. When I was
at the Courr House, [ mot thc
original George Johnstone, it gruid
humored old darkey and Ihn
young lawyer who did tb>- writing
and who carries one of che strong,
est brains in the county; our meet
ing '?ras pla?ant ?nd we all parted
in the best, of humor. Gelting an
gry is childish and shows a weak
My friend says I am a political
turncoat. I am not thrusting my
private opinions on the public,
wish to state facts. Twill say that
for awhile I was not a supporter of
Mr. Tillman In all is views. All
along I agreed with him on State
issues. * * * * But to return ;
Pedagogue said not four months
ago that he wished ecery school
district were at the bottom of the
Atlantic. Yat la6t year- I heard
ma^e^a^oweTful appeal for school
districts. I c?n prove this by three
or four substantial citizens. One
of my friends told me not long
since in an authoritative to let
Pedagogue alone; for said he,
"He s crazy," I honestly believe it ;
for he makes the wildest, the most
uncalled for statements imagina
ble. He went out of his way to
attack the preachers ; he brough'
in the Catholic church-both of
which were entirely irrelevant. I
was trained in a denominational
college and am in a position to
know more about their workings
than a man trained in a military
^Diogenes was a patriot," he was
a calamity howling patriot. You
say our school interests suffered
by your not being elected commis
sioner, maybe they did, but as "uu
cle George Johnstone" would say,
"It am takin de peepel a monstus
long time ter diskibber dat fae."
They may find it by the time of
the Millenium, if its long enough
"You will always find me on my
platform." Yes I Baw you on a
platform once, sawing the air with
a long right hand, screaming and
piping most piteously.
Yes I would vote for you to
"Fly o'er tjie backside of the world
far off, into a limbo large and
broad, since called The paradise of
But you tell me "good-bye" I
thought you were ii: it "for the
summer," I took you at your word
and let loose but your "naughty
things" would'nt come at your
bidding and you had to flunk. The
George Johnstone that I have been
having a few.words with is a white
man, but even if he wer\ & ' nig
ger," that would'nt be much worse
than writing against a way off
man which I am doing now. Ped
agogue had better make another
map of Saluda, couuty. He made
such a fine one before.
I merely wish to state to friend
Dido that my failing to reply was
because I thought the public was
sick of the subject. She bri;,gs
up Solomen to prove that W. S.
bas been a succ?s in Wyoming.
She ovorlooks the fact that some
times securing authority
is proved from partial or cor
Does'nt everybody know that
politicians will testify to the good
or bad effects in anything under
heaven, just as it suits them. If
the women are a controlling lac
tor in anv election does she sup
pose that a Governor is going lo
say anything against their fitness
to vote. Not a bit of it. He wants
those women to vote for him and
wouldn't hurt their feelings for
the world. That legislature "which
passed those commendatory reso
lutions, was, without a doubt, com
posed largely of women and men
who didn't .caro about exciting the
ire of their tamale constituents,
and was intended more to jileas
the "wimmen voters" than U? edi
fy, the outside worjd. Otu ot Dido's
authorities speaks ot' lhere not be
ing a poor house in all, Wyoming.
That looks like carelesFiiess and
cruelly mure I hau prognes uim
kindness. "The pour ye have al
ways with you," the "beggar and
helpless are found iii every lund
and not to have poor houses looks
like criminal neglect. Wyoming';
you say has a woman's suffrage for:
25 years. Are her representatives^!
in congress abler than Ihose of
any other State, (as they o ugh1- t.:>
be if the women are so much bet
ter judges of candidate?, than
men.) FJ1 bet Jas Talbert's got
more brains than the whole "bil
leu" of them. Is liquor, the hydra.j
headed monster, choked in that;
land? If Wyoming is such a par
adise why don't other States mod^
el after her? In respect of testi
monies, how would auyoue like io
have the people of distant states
form their opinions of the success
of the reform movement, by the;
tastimony of Gens. Butler, Hamp-|
ton, editor Hemphill, Judges Si-j
mouton and Brawley. Yet they
are among the best known men
our State has afforded, and * are
gentlemen whom uo man dares call;
If Dido proves to ruo that, omU',
third of the white ladies in Edge-j
field wish to vote, I promise to say!
no more, but will favor woman's'
suffrage myself bad as Fm oppos
ed io it. Will you make the-same
proposition per contra? Ain't this
fair? The majority of ladies want
things to stay as they are, with
no desire to mix in politics.
Good Work'ol' the Tcachers'lnA
EDITOR ADVERTISER : Several
have asked me about th*? Teacher^
Institut? held in Edgerield this
summer, and for the information
of those who did not attend thife
Institute I think it right to ri'pnj?
through your paper something
We were at. Edg? field for twa
taeks. ??nd we never enjoyed our*
work more at any place. The at
tendance there was nor so larg<3
but the most, of those who attend
ded" wer*- teachers* They wea
very al tem i ve throughtiut th'J
whole litrie. About 80 leaoherS
attended at Edgefield. :iuri we na?
about 25 vis tors. We think ih'jjra
work done wi^'i do great good.
After spending two weeks ara
Etlil"fie|(i it WaS, I ttOUght l'est ftjH
US to huid a WM'k's lii>lilnle ?Wi
JollilStO.il. W? Were here livJ?
good crowd ol* teachers and vi
tors. Parents look a greal inte
est in the work. About 40 t-eac
ers were in attendance and 70 vii
i tors. The Institute was a sui
cess, never did we see a more ear
est crowd of teachers.
1 It is needless to say it. is to t
School Commissioner and the ot
er members of the board to w.ho
uubounded praise is due for tl
Institute and its great s;
would be hard to"find a
is more awake to his wi
thau is Mr. Lott. We ho
the'l iiT?^esTo? "fri \P 'p'tTi ? i it
at heart, and he ha i a ti
of what a good teacher s
We pray th?t God v
Our work and next year
every teacher in the cou_^_
attend the Teachers Institute.
J. H. LEWIS. H
$49,000 in Boots, Shoe?,
Hats and Trunks to be sod
by order of Manager of Tie
Great Eastern Shoe Compan;,
at prices that no one will at
tempt to complete wit1..
Don't fail to see them befoe
buying your Shoes and lia
You will find them at 97
Broadway Augusta, Ga.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN.
Court Common Pleas.
Zed Crouch and Lizzie "McCarty,
"Mrs. S. L. Jay et. al."
PURSUANT to the judgment
foreclosure in this cause, I. wi
offer for sale at public outcry befe
the Court House, town of Edgefi?
and State of South Carolina, on t
first "Monday in October 1895, be?
the 7th day of said month, between e
legal hours of sale the following
scribed mortgaged realty to wit:
All that tract of'land, lying sitti?
and being in the County bf Edgefll
and State of South Carolina, contai
ingtwo hundred and sixteen (216) ac?
more or less, and bounded by lands
Phillip Rottdn, Pleisant Dozt
Aaron Graham and Joe Rank?,
Terms of sale cash. Purchaser
pay for papers.
W. F. ROATH,
Master E. t
Sept. 11th '95-4t
By J. D. Allen, Esq., Probate Jud
il THERE AS, T, P. Henderson h|
VY made suit to nie, to grant 1:
Letters of Administration or the,
tate and effects of J. S. Heilders
TllK-'K AUK TnRRBFOKK, to cite J
admonish all and singular the kind
and creditors of Che said J.
Henderson deceased, that t
be and appear before ni?, in i lie Cd
ol' Probate, to b? held at Kdgejlelq
II., on the ?(?rh day of Septem]
next, aller publication hereof, ar]
o'clock in the forenoon, to show ca
if any they have, why the said
ministration should not be graute.
Given underlay hand, this the
day of Sept. A
J TT I Domini 1S95. Published!
j |J? J Hie lllh day of Septt
"""*"" the Kdgeflcld AnvKUTisicf
^ J. D. ALLEN,
Flat to be Built.i
x MK Township board will .
Shaws and Mackies Mill on Stj ?u'1
Ore.ik on Satiuday September
IO o'clock, a. m., fjr the purpose oj
ting the Hat to be built there, reser.
the right, to reject any and all bulil
M.A. W ll ITT I .K, Si
P. li. LANHAM,
J. F. ATKINS.
Augf. 19-tf. .... Ju
Chas. B. Al 1 e n,
831 BROAD. STREET, - AUGUSTA,-GA.,
? Sheppards Excelsior Cook. Southern Queen Rauge. Heating and
Cooking Stoves, all Styles and prices. Grates, Mantles and Tile, Tin
ware of all kinds. Tin Roofing and Galvanized Iron WorkH.
g Sept. 10-ly._
MOSES C. MURPHEY, GEO. S. MURPHEY,
AT 618 Broad Street,'AUGUSTA, GA.
You will find th? above live and wide awake firm. They have
been in the GROCERY Business long enough to understand it in
everv detail, thev are always down with the market, and when you an
ni Augusta for the purpose of Buying Groceries you had better-ge
Mr. WILL ROBLEY the Edgefield County boy is still with them,
iud will be glad to welcome all of hts friends.
Sept. 10-4m._. _
GUT RATES ! ! ~~
SACRIFICE SALE ! !
952 BROADWAY, - - - AUGUSTA, GA.
7:0 TO THE NEW YORK AUCTION HOUSE FOR DRY
GOODS, C L O T II I N G, SHOES, HATS, NOTIONS,
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Gnndt? a Specialty.
fflBF" You will save from 25 lo 50 JXT cent, by calling on us
. before you buy Goods elsewhere.
SepL 10- Cnn._- _
SEW YORK AND CHICAGO^ LO YDS.
H. A. SMITH, General Co. Ag't. for Edge
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ligo) bv Edward Lloyd, is tundo now morn thorough 'inri perfect
through regular business progression. ; A LLOYDS COMPANY HAS
NEVER FAILED. MANY PROMINENT BUSINESS MEN ARE
JN IT, becjiuse. tis business people they an* bound to accept the sav
ing feature of Um Lloyd?, coupled with rqual, if not greater reliabili
ty than id offeied by any other insurance in existence. The Lloyds
offer a uniform cut of fifteen per cent, on the old line prices, and in
w&al.ex*'***T* "ates having been made, they give even greater relief
JA ri UL i IN A the largest concerns are ni it. Applications for Insu- '
.ance received at The ADVERTISER Office.
May 1,1895. ,
Ramsey ? Bland
JOHNSTON and EDGEFIELD,
Vehicles of all Kinds, - . - Fine Harness, Saddles,
TJRNITURE and COFFINS, - - HARDWARE.
Lange stocK of Engines, (Jijean ano Goon.
OMDADn \ IRON WORKS AND
-.l/lViDAmU I SUPPLY COMPANY.
A.TJ&USTA., Gr A. . ?
[achinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made.
Get our Prices before you buy.
WM. SeHWEIGERT & 00.,
Has all the Newest Goods of the Season in ,
Mamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
LADIES SHIRT WAIST SETS in Gold and Silver. LADIES
NE SILVER BELT BUCKLES with fine Silk Ribbon. STERLING
LVER SPOONS and FORKS lower than ever before.
Watch and Clock Repairing Promptly Attended to by Competent
m. JJHOAD and 1TJ? STTE?U\ - . AUGUSTA, GA
WHAT DO YOU THINK!
. LE WIS F. yVULIGAR.
937 BROAD ST., AUGUSTA, GA.',
IS SELLING AN OAK MANTEL FOR $3.00, AND ONE
WITH A 15x24 GLASS, A TILE HEARTH, A TILE FACING,
AND A BRONZE FACING FOR JUST $17.00
almetto Business College,
WlLL?STON, S. C.,
.Next Session Begins Sept. 26, 1895.
One of the mo.-t oomph te Commercial College? in HIM So.uth,,
ion rates reasonable r'ir*t, class l oard $8.Q0 uer ^>iMtkV>- We
; large and confortable Dormitories t^at. will Hccomniodatfi one
ired and fifty boarding students. Military regulation*. Perfect
For further particulars, address.
J. R. A. Whitlock,
ly IC-if. ? PRESIDENT.
I207 BROADWAY, AHGHST/I BA.
We offer In ihr- Fa) ming : tu! Country People a sp<< i: i Ino of ? < r dp
honest, strict!) KM]id jealher .VI.oes, which cannot be ?xtelled fo) sh le
and durabilifv. .'it the J??weht possible prices.
SILVER SilOE CO. I rand Shoes, are acknowledged the1 ? ht in ihe.
city. Our doods ar yjS| ecijillv ?uade for us, and.uesdJ nothing[ bini.
weean guaranis, j:nd ?t lim k Bottom Prices. A trial wili make you
our friends and cusi?me]s Remember,
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Leaders in Good Honest Goods,
New Goods ! ; New Goods !
mg-TOTeax urine r
It ls So
DOSCHER & CO., carry a full line of
the latest Home -and Foreign Delica
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? eoe BROADWAY,
Gml??LTSB ? ~
W. J, McKERALL. A GT, !
EDGEFIELD, S. C., .
/. C. LEVY & CO.,
AUGUSTA, - GEORGI ?\.
llave now in. store their entire /
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; largest stock ever shown in Augusta. We aim to carry goods whica are
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tify a cul tivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to
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AILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS. AUGUSTA, GA
X)TJR ATTENTION !
= IF IT OTT JSiEEIDz^^
li Steves, Stove Pans, Stove Pipe, Tinware, Well Butt,
ladecl Shells, Canned Goods, Confeetionaries.
Evaporators Repaired or made to Order.
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Tin in the market. Repairs for Cook Stoves I sell, kept in steck. Call
)n or address
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