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Tl'OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1896. Senator Tillman says he would not join the populists under acy circumstances. Tom Watson says says the populists would not have him.. The election of delegates to the September convention by primary election will not hold this year, as the May convention has perpetua ted itself by laking a recess till September. . * Mr. Joseph M. Brown, of Geor gia, son of Governor Brown, has just returned from Mexico, and says that their silver dollars will purchase as much .as our, gold dollars, and manufactories are flourishing. , A Silver Basis. The Loudon Finaucial News, in a recent editorial has the follow ing to say of silver, it will be quite a. revelation to many who think free silver would injure the United States. "There is a plain moral in the remark that if the United States wbuld venture to cut herself adrift from Europe and take outright to silver she would have all America and Asia at her back, and would command the markets of both con tinents. Tbe*barrier of gold would be more fatal than any bariier of a custom house. The bond of sil ver would be stronger than any bonds of free trade. There can be no doubt about it, that if the United States were to adopt a sil ver basis tomorrow, British trade would be ruined before the year -JEftJLOut. Every American would be profited, not' only at home, but at every other market. Of coarse, the United States would have to suffer a certain extent through having to pay her obliga tion abroad in gold, but the loss in exchange under thishead would be a mere drop in the bucket com pared with the profits to be reaped from the markets of South Ameri ca and Asia, to say nothing of Europe. The marvel is that the United States have not long ago seized the opportunity, lt has never occurred to the American to scoop us out of the world's mar kets by going on a silver basis, and it might serve us right, if, ir ritated by 'the contemptuous apathy of our government to the gravity of the silver problem, the Americans retaliate by freezing out gold. It conld easily be done." - ?The Defection of Gantt." . "The most sublimely pitiful spectacle seen in the late ^.c.uip craiic convention at Columbia was -the desertion Of-Irby* at the last moment by his sworn 'retainer, Larry Gsntt. As the waves of de feat were about to roll over the head of Irby with the votes that overwhelmed his resolutions of fidelity to the last words that reached his politically moribund ears was the flippant declaration -of the faithless Larry-and he em phasized it with one of his mon key-like grins, as though it were a good joke-that while he was a Jefferson democrat from the crown of his head to tho soles of his feet, hd was not a Grover Cleaveland democrat, and his fallen chief could not ram any such unheard of doctrine down his throat, And Lf.rry hugged himself with joy to riTTlfimself safe in the Tillman life-boat."-Charleston Sun. What the Sun has said is liter ally true and if there was a sick ening example of perfidy, this poor, numbla, boot-licking Gantt furnished it. However, The Post ha? known Gantt fo?a long time and there was nothing surprising in Gantt's action. No one can ex pect anything better of Gantt and the creature that he is rather ex cites pity mingled with disgust than indignation. Gantt is a com ical sort of thing and he must fall on the winning side or his rations stop,-and Gantt knows it. Gantt probably looks upon himself as the Caliban of Tillmanism and will act the ludicrous and grotes que Caliban whenever occasion cornee^- For who cares? Who re gards Larry Gantt?-Charleston Post. 1 An Old Doctor's Favorite. Dr. L. M. Gillam, who practiced medicine over forty years, origina ted, used and claimed that Botan ic ?>od Balm. (B. B. B.) which has now been in .use about fifty five years, was the best Tonic and Blood Purifier ever given to the world. It never fails to cure the most malignant ulcers, sores, rheu matism, catarrh and all skin and blood diseases. Beware of sub stitutes. Use this standard rem edy. Price per large bottle, JU .00. For sale by Druggists. Blessings to Humanity. April showers are*a blessing to the honest yeomanry, because they insure ^Well-filled granaries with the good aga of the soil, but these are minali ipared with the blessings that |uey & Bland will bestow upon lr thousands of patrons who will 'ail themselves of the low prices they , e offering on Wagons, Buggies, Har ness, Furniture, Coffins and Caskets. When you buy one of Ramsey ?fe DBIatid's turnouts you don't have to J trade it off for one you bought else where. f JJflTFor the best Fire insurance on Town or country property, call on Or wr ite D. B. DURISOK, Agt. TILLMAN FOR PRESIDENT. SOUTH CAROLINA ADOPTS RESOLUTIONS ENDORSING HIM.' They Are Passed by the Con vention by a Rising: Vote. Lie Passes Between Irby and Till man-Bolters Win the Day. COLUMBIA, S. C., May 20.-The State Democratic convention met at noon to-day in che State capi tol. The attendance was very large. Senators Tillman and Irby, and Governor Evans, besides all the leadiDg politicians of the Slate were in attendance. Irby, a3 Slate chairman, called the convention to order but mado no speech. I. H. McCalla was made temporary chairman. The permanent organi zation was effected by the election of A. H. Patterson,.of Barnwell, who made a brief speech express ing the hope that the convection would sen i only delegates to Chi cago who would represent this State. He spoke of the great ad vance the cause of free silver has made. The convention, at the in stance of Senator Tillman, has ap pointed a committee of bue from each county to report a platform and consider all resolutions. An other committee on constitutional changes was appointed. At 1 o'clock numerous resolutions were being presented, all. of them free silver, from the ground up. One resolution offered by Mr. Fred Williams, was that they re fuse to elect delegales to Chicago at all. A resolution calling on the Dem ocrats of tbe State to vote for Till man for President, was received with cheers, when presented. A reiolution of sympathy with the Cuban patriots was also cheer ed when introduced. The conven tion, at 1:30 o'clock, took a re cess until 8 o'clock. The delegates at laige to Chicago will be Sena tor Tillman, Governor Evans, W. H. Eilerbe, and D. J. Brabham. The following delegates from the several Congressional districts have been agreed on : Second-M. B. McSweeney, B. L. Caughman. Third-4. H. McCall, J. B. Wat son. Fifth-T. H. Williams, W. F. Strait. Six'.h-W. D. Evans, A. H. Wi! liams. Fir?t District-M. R. Cooper, of Colleton; Thomas Martin, of Beaufort. ? Alternates-J. 1>. Bivens, of Colleton; Thomas Talbird, of Beauf9rt. Seventh District-Dr. O. R. Loir manj of Or.ingeburg; Dr. H. T. Ibbott, of Sumter. Alternates-C. W. Garvis, of Colleton ; J. W. Dreher, of Lex ington. Fou-th District-Not.-.j',.; .alec^ ted. Alternates-at-Large-C. M. Efird, W.H.Mauldin, W. 0. T?tum, J. C. Wilbcrn. Cuban resolutions calling on the President to carry out tho ac tion of Congress were adopted unanimous^'. The Tillman Presidency resolu tion was adopted by a rising vote. Senator Irby, speaking in the capacity of chairman of the De mocracy of the State, warned tbe reform faction against bolt, and predicted ruiu to the party in the State, and to not only white su premacy, but white civilization; as the bieech would be made a permanent one. He said that the whole trouble was that the party "ras good enough to elect Tillman Governor twice, and to tho Senate, but was not good enough to elect nim Pres ident. Senator Tilintan was bitter in his reply, and ascribed Irby's at tack on him as his (Irby's) fear for his V-election. To this Irby who was seated at a short distance, gave the lie direct. Tillman's an swer was loft in the confusion of cheers and counter-cheers that followed. Tillman then denounced Presi dent Cleveland and the money power of the East, and announced his leadines to join hands with the West. He was bitter in his com ments on ?he Democrats of the North and favored the bolt if the convention did not declare for silver. Governor Evans announced his advocacy of Tillman's candidacy for the Presidency, and stated that there was not a Democrat North of Mason's and Dixon's line. Fourth district-J. D. M. Shaw, Laurens ; J. J. Fairfield. At 2 a. m., the convention took recess tiil Sept. 1. This is to al low the convention to reassemble in case the South Caj-o?ina dele gation along with others, bolt the national convention. THE DELEGATES AT LARGE. On Mr. Austin's motion, the convention proceeded to elect del egates to the national convention. The nominat ions were to be made without speeches. Mr. Efird offered a resolution, which relieved the necessity for having ballots on each nominee. For delegate at large, Mr. Mc Cown nomiiated W. H. Ellerbe. For another Mr. McCalla nomina ted Senator Tillman ; for the third position Mr. Tatum named Gov-, erne* Evans, and for the last dele gate at large D. J. Brabham was nominated. These four delegates at large were elected by aoclamation. The alternates at large were then elected, as follows: C. M. Efird, \V. H. Maulclin, W. 0. Ta tum and J. C. Wilboru. THE DISTRICT DELEGATES. The delegates from the congres sional districts were then chosen, as follows, having been agreed upon previously : Firet Dictrict-M, R. Coober Colleton, Thomas Martin of B", fort. Alternates, G. D. Biv^ Colleton; Thomas Talbird Beaufort. Spcond District-M. B. W Sweeney of Hain pt OD, B. L. Cauj man of Saluda. Aiternales, S. Bamberg of Barnwell, J. H. Ii warde of Saluda. Third District-I. H. McCal of Abbeville, J. B. Watson cf A derson. Alternate?; J. T. Dunc of Newberry, E. P. Earle Ocouee. Fifth Dristriol-W. F. Si.ait York, T. Y. Williams of Yoi Alternates, T. J. Cunningham Chester, W. P. Pollick of Chest? field. Sixth District-W. D. Evans Marlboro, A. H. Williams of W liame'burg. Alternates, G. P. Set borough of Darlington, D. '. Iraxler of Tiramonsville. Seventh District-Dr. 0. Lowman of Orangeburg, Dr. H. Abbott of Sumter. Alternates, W. Gan is of Colleton and J. \ Dreher of Lexington. THE PLATFORM. 1. The Democratic party South Carolina reaffirms its allej ance to the principles enunciate by Jefferson, Monroe, and Jacks and followed by their successc in office and pledges itself to stai by those principles as the creed our political faith. 2. We denounce the admin trdtiou of President Cleveland undemocratic and tyrannical ai as a departure from those prim pies which are cherished by i liberty-loving Americans. T veto power has been used to thws the will of the people as express by their represen'.atives in co gress, The appointive power li been used to subsidize the prei to debauch congress and to ovt awe and ontrol citizens iu t free exercise of their constitutif) al rights as voters. A plutocrat despotism is thus sought to be c tablished on the ruins of the r public. " 3. We believe the power ai usurpations of the Federal cour as now organized to the dangero to the republic. The ?ni?rici peoph have lost confidence in li tenure of officers in any denni ment of government and we rope here the warning of J<?ffers< against the tendency and effect of the constitution of the Feder judiciary, which he styles '"an i responsible body working lil gravity by night and day, gainii a little today and a little tome row and advancing its noisele steps .like a thief over the fie jurisdiction until all shall I usurped from tho States and tl government of all bo consolid?t' . into one." The paddon revers of tho decision iii the iucome tn cases has never hoon satisfac'ori explained to the .American peop and th? court has lost the respei and confidence of the people as natural result. To restore con! dence in the judiciary and mal the courts the bulwarks of libirl rather than the apparent tools ,< the "sordid despotism of wealth To protect the people against tl brood of vampires in the shape < monopolies, trusts and combin< . which have grown up under vii ious laws badly* administered. 1 provide for the election of sont tors and of all high goverumer officials by the people so as to ri duce the dangers of Federal pa rouage in the hands of an un sen pulous President. To restore go\ ernment of the people, by the pe( pie and for the people we deman the calling of a constitutional coi vention to form an organic la suitable to the chauged cond tiens and to tho growth of th country. 4. We demaud a more economi cal administration of our nationa affairs and that taxes shall b levied so as to bear equally on al classes. Labor should be lightl, burdened and by a graduated in come tax wealth be made to pa; for its protection. We repudiate the construct io; placed on the financial plank o the last Democratic national con vention by President Clevelant and Secretary Carlisle as centra^ to the plain meaning of Englisl words and as being an act of ba( faith, deserving of severest cen sure, The issue of bonds in timi of peace with which to buy gok to redeem coin obligations, pay bli in silver or gold, at the option o the government, and the use of tin proceeds to defray the ordinary expenses of the government, an both unlawful and usurpations o authority, deserving impeach ment. 5. A sound and just system o? finance is the most potent factoi in a nation's prosperity and wt demand the restoration of the money of the Constitution, b) giving silver the same rights and privileges now given to gold. We demand tho free and unlimited coinage of silver at a ratio of 1G to 1, legardless of the actiou of any and all other nations and that such coinage be a legal tender foi all debts, public and privat?. Con gress, alone bas the power to coin and issue money and President Jackson declured that this power could not be delegated to a cor poration, therefore, we deniE.nd the national batiking system be abolished. The absorption of wealth by a few, thc consolid?t iou .of our lead ing railroad systems and the for mation of trusts ant pools, re quire a stricter control by the Federal government of those ar teries of commerce. We demand the enlargement of the interstate commerce commission. The reading was concluded amid loud applause. Larv Gantt moved that it be adopted unanimously with every "i" dotted and every ut" crossed. Walter & Co's. 'Baker'bas a national reputation ai d has been on the market since 1841. Your local Dispensary wiil supply your wants. This great remedy is indorsed by physicians, and prescribed by them all over the world. Positively guaranteed to cure the most stubborn cases. Theformul is published plainly on every bottle. 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P., Lipp mau'* Great Remedy, corney cured^ ^ PERSIA ? [CATARRH c MALARIA KIDNEY TROUBLES PIMPLES BLOTCHES ir OLD SORES BLOOD= POISONING RHEUMATISM SCROFULA &cj I SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS RE SEND FOR ISJ PPM?M BR0'5.PROPRIETORS. PPMAN'S BLOCK-SAVANNAH.GA. J? m BOOKLET. ^Cfe For Sale by G. L. PENN & SON. Inspecting Of Vehicles, _L| K T US REMIND YOU THAT "PRICES AND WORDS" CUT SOME FIGURE. Listen lo us?, <-ome unscrupulous dealers fill you full of elegant, smooth words and stick ou unmercifully high "prices." We Do Business Businessly. ^ V e take a pride in showing our line of Vehicle for they aro jjoods we can honestly represent. We don't have to use ilowery language for you can readily see af a glance that the goods are chuck ful of good value at the consistent pr ce we ask. We handle thes* goods of Vehices: HOCK HILL BUGGIES, TYSON & JONES BUGGIES, BEST MAKE OF CINCINNATI BUGGIES, "OLD HICKORY" WAGONS. You see we handle Standard Goods. The brand is part of the argument and the price juet settles the whole matter, that you will buy of us. WE WISH all parties iuterested iu Vehicles to call, aud we will take pleasure in showing goods. April 21-96. RAMSEY & BLAND. EDGEFIELD and JOHNSTON. H THE PEOPLE, Pure Drugs, Patent Medicines, Paints and Oils, Glass and Putty, Toilet J^tlcles, PorjuSFrv. Jemungs Hepatic, Garden Seeds, Fancy Groceries. PItESCRIPTIONS CAREFULY C03I POUNDED DAY OK NIGHT. Milling and Grinning Machinery. The undersigned, dealer in all kinds of Ginning and Milling Ma chinery, Water Wheels, Steam Eugiiues, Flouring and Corn Mills, will furnish estimates for whole plants and put them in operation. Represents the largest Ma chinery Works. ?0" Repairs furnished and put in. tijkV Especial attention to over hauling and changing from old to new systems. Allcorrespondence promptly an swered. Address, G. D. M IMS, I . Apr. 21-96. Edgefield, S. C. i THE CELEBRATED TROTTING STAL LION -AT LYNCH'S DRUG STOKE. J. D. HOLSTEIN, MANAGER. S.H. MANGET, NEWSDEALER and BOOKSELLER, TRENTON', S. G., Subscriptions Solicited for any Publication. Kcail thc S.?,??? prize story, "Thc Mill of Science," now being published in the Chicago Record-only two cents i copy. Vour j'atr. n ? j? t would be appreciated. April 14, i&/>. It doesn't, make any difference now whether..this c:ils any iee or not. but we It'll you Ramsey &, Wand's prices on vehicles and hames is enough tu warm competition Dwelling to Rent. I wish to rent my Dwelling sit uated on Butler Street in the town of Edgefield. Apply to Mr. D. R. Durisoe, or to myself. Miss AMANDA HARRISON, Apr 21- Trenton, S. C. A CARD. Dr.. SOPHIA C. DAVIS, daughter of Allison DeLoache, late of Edge field County is now located at 823 Broad St., Augusta, Ga., She treats all diseases of Women and Chil dren. Dec. 10 -'95. Every candidate should have a map of Edgefield County. You can procure them at tlie ADVKKTISKII office. Ri Us ol sale and lieus for rent and advan?e^also, mortgages of re: 1 es tate, for gale al this office. \ \ "MAHDI," Will make the season of 1896 at Heggie Bros. stable. Augusta. Ga., commencing the 15th day <.f March. "MAHDI" is a beautiful Bay HOIPH 16 hands high, fine bone and substance, and is very stylish in appearance. He stamps his offspring with all of those de sirable features. His colts are very promising for the truck as well ?is roadsters. Ho will stand for tho small sum of- $15.00. Foi further information and pedigree call- or address. HEGGIE BROS. Augusta, Ga. March 17-;96. REDMAN. This Celebrated STALLION 16 hands high, surol, grand-son of Ham pt ot:, son of Visitor will stand the Spring season of IS J.j at inj' stables. FEE-$10.50 for Insurance. SCOUT GRAY, Edgefield, C. IL, S. C. April 14-2m. For I lie best Fire Insurance in old strong HIMI reliable companies, on town or country property, call on or write D. it. DuKitfOK, A?rt. 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Our I C K is warrant-j 8d to be cold-and will stay cold as long as it slays ICE. H. E. GRIM. May 26 PROPRIETOR. Groceries ! Groceries ! ! I AM prepared to furnish the public with anything in my line. A general assortutfMi^of Gro ceries at living prices. Restaurant business con tinued. Meals at all hours. HENRY E. CRIM. EDGEFIELD, C. H? Adril 14, '96.