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T l'.OS. J. ADAMS, ..... EDITOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE H-1896. The Republican Convention. On Thursday last at St. Louis tlie republican convention nomi nated Wm. J. McKinley for Presi dent of the United States on a Gold and High Protective tariff platform. McKinley received on the first ballot two thirds of all the votes, and the nomination was made unanimous. A number of delegates, however, from five or six Statos withdrew from the con vention when the gold plank in the platform was adopted. The lead er and most noted of these dele gates is Senator Teller of Colora do. A number of other delegates who opposed the gold standard but did not feel called upon to leave the convention filed their written protest against this financial plank and will work and vote for silver when they return home to their respective States. Tho whole number of these bolting delegates araouVs to nearly one hundred. There are two significant facts, that cropped out during the pro ceedings of this convention, that aie bright with hope for-deraocra cy. First, although the financial plank declares for gold alone as tho standard, McKinley himself Was bitterly opposed to it and fa vored any kind bf a straddle rath efthan be forced to* stand up fiat footed heels together toes out and to the mark for Gold. The reason of this opposition of Mc Kinley and many of his closest friends to the gold plank is sim ply that, they are afraid af such a plank and believe down in their /itarts that the double standard xoill win especially as this gold demand was forced upon the convention by New York and Massachusetts, the centres of that sentiment in this country. The other rainbow for national Nomocracy is the fact that so many silver delegates withdrew from the convention in high dudgeon and went home to work and vote for democracy if a silver platform be adopted and a silver candidate be nominated at Chi cago. Remember these bol.ing del egates are all republicans and from republican States. Thus ar* we "doubly armed" be cause, we "have our quarrel just." A?d McKinley telegraphed io ----HiHttis-ihm-if they couid^tTnom?' nate bim on Thursday to put it off until Saturday, "tell em" said he "they can plant their beans on Friday but do please doo't plant me on that day, why thats the day they hang folks." And Mac was wise, he has enough to carry with out the super-added load of a nom ination on Friday. For Gold Alone. The following is the financial plank in the platform of the Re publican convention at St. Louis, just adjourned. About the 7th of July the Democratic convention at Chicago will cover that plank with one of gold and silver. "We are unalterably opposed to ever}' measure calculated to debase our currency, or impair the credit of our country. We are therefore opposed to the free coinage of sil ver except by international agree ment; with the leading commercial riations of the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and until such can be agreed, the ex isting gold standard mus' be pre served. All our silver and paper currency now in circulation must be maintained at parity with gold, and we favor all measures design ed tc maintain inviolably the ob ligations of the United States and all our money, whether coin or pa per, at the present st indand. the standard of the most enlightened nations of the earth." McKinley is a straddle bug on a gold bug platform. Such a wagon and team will not suit the Ameri can people. And when the vote disclosed to Hanna that Gold was tc be "in it" inspi te of his protests and manifold objections,' he simply remarked. "Somebody stole my nigg.'.rs," Hanna thought he had "fixed".the nigger delegates, but they were willing tobe "fixed" twice. Ii alls by the Wayside. At the Florida State convention of last week the goldbugs carried the day by a vote of 173 to 171. Money answereth all things. There is not a particle of doubt that Florida and Michigan were carri ed over to the enemy by the cor rupt use of money, and othei influ ences and that such a programme will be continued up to the sitting of the Chicago convention is equal ly certain. And even in that au gust body the potency of filthy lnc::eto thwart the will of the peo ple will be put to the test. T.be Lu ray cost f*00. The Meeting at Manning:. The first meeting of the State eampagu came off at Manning on Monday of this week. Little en thusiasm was manifested. Ellerbe and Whitman, candidates for Gov ernor wo -e there. Dr. Timmermau was thara candidate for State 'J. rep surer, and had no opposition and will go in beyond a doubt. But for the one single sensation o?: the day it would have- been insuf ferably dull. That sensation was the announcement that ?John T. Duucau was a candidate for tho United States Senate. Duncan is a derk in the State Treasurer's office, bat seems to have more metal in him than the petty office ho holds would indicate, and in d-'fault of anybody better it is hoped th it he will measure up to a sort of a decent standard. When there are so mauy strong intellects in South Carolina who are anxious to be United States Seuators it is simply astounding that not one of them has entered the field tor this high office. Earle could have been elected aft easily as falling off : log and so cculd half a dozen olh ers that wo might name. The disgust of tho Columbia Stale with the situation is con tagious : "Irby retired; Doualdson has not filed his pledge, so far as wo can learn ; McLaurin dallied but did not dare; Mayfield yearned but fell back ; W. D. Evans put in a straw bid; Earle * entered the lists and as Boon as he had enter ed retreated precipitately. The on ly man who ventures to stand be fore the annointed of Tillman is a State house clerk !" The St. Louis convention was in session only a few days. The dem ocratic convention which meets in Chicago July 7th, will probably be continued much longer. This con vention will doubtless be one of the most lengthy and exciting in the history of democratic natioual conventions, in these respects to tally eclipsing the republican con vention just held. It is not ex pected that the gold.men will bolt, but that will "lay down" on the democratic nominees by not vo ting at all, or by voting the repub lican ticket. The Tammany lead ers in New York declare, however that Ihey wiil support the ticket ??o matter who is uominated. "We would rather," say they, "support a silver democrat than a republ can, although we are for gold." In legal trials for criminal of j-i?JOC^nV^th^^iiw^pjjesuwm a joan innocent until proven euilty. In trials before the bar of public opinion -for alleged shady prac tices, where the people are the judges and the circumstances draw the indictment, the rule is the oth er way and the prisoner at this bar must prove his innocence. Erebus ! Cimmerium ! ! John Duncan is to oppose Juo. Gary Evans for the United States) Senate! And this is the "dark horse" the Columbia State and the Register and tho News and Courier ? have been promising us every day for the past week. Ex-Judge Norton died at Wal halla on Saturday. Another Salvation Army. It seerr^ that there is to be an other Salvation Army ; and the sur prising th;ng is that* it is to be an Episcopal orgai.ization. For some time there has been a church army under Ep scopal direction in Eng land; and it has proved so satis factory ia its results that it is to be introduced into this country, as the United States Church Ar my. The organization is modeled after the Salvation Army ; though it is propose!'to reach a rather different class of people. It is not for the slums. "There is to be a military director, a chief of staff, field marshals, majors, sides-de camps," and so on ; and there"wil! be chariot companies to travel from place to place, with a driver, a fifer, a drummer and a bugler. All of this sounds strangely in congruous in connection with the Episcopal church. The motive of it may be excellent; but it looks like an awkward attempt of this stil?, aristocratic body to adjust it self to the growing conviction that the church's mission is to the masses. We are told, that io a short time there will be church ar my posts scattered over the coun try at large. We wish them well and hope that they may become promoters of real piety." In Deciding the Question ECONONY you look at ultimate tesultt-** ?lu rabllity-rather than toward du* good?. Thta i? particularly the c.? when considering the purchase ot [DOOBS, SASH & BLINDS, for tho.e articles are intended tobe permanent and you will ?ant th.? well made, with joint? tightly fitted and well finked. Our. are mad. that way, from selected dry flock on the latest improved machinery ana are warranttd perfect. Send for Price \.\%\.-mail*dfrt: AUGUSTA LUMBER CO.. AUGUSTA. OA. "Buy*/ th* Maktr" '.Buy SUrlini Braiui." \***\ Senator Irby Withdraw y HE WILL NOT MAKE THE RACE FOR RE-ELECTION. HE TELLS THE PEOPLE WHY, His RECENT POLITICAL COURSE HAS BEEN MISUNDERSTOOD AND *IE HAS BEEN MISJUDGED-HE WILL NOT SUE FOR FAVORS. s'e ws and Courier. LAURENS, S. C., Juno 17.-In a ihort interview with Senator Irby o-day, your correspondent asked his question : "Will you be at banning next Monday, Senator?" The Senator answered: "No, I ihall not attend that or any other iampaign meeting as a candidate br the United States Senat??. I lad intended up to a short time igo to ask for the nomination kt he ensuing primary, but have cou duded not to enter the contest, ''rom advices received from d'ffcr mt sections of the State I conclude hat my motives and official acts br the last year have been misun rtood by the factiou of which I vas a charter member. It is appar ent from these advices that I must mtagouize those with whom 1 lave co-operated -politically since [886. lt seems that the entire mn ihinery cf the party government ias been . organized to humiliate, lefeat and destrey nie. This would lot have been but for a misunder itandhg of my motives iii oppos ngthe equal division of delegates o the Constitutional Convention, he defense of the name of Butler ii that convention, my opposition o the plan of suffrage as adopted iud the uncompromising position aken by me in opposition ti a )olt iu the late State Democratic ;ouveutk?n. In addition, if I wore o run with my old friends orgau zed against me I could only ex pect support from those hpreto bre my political opponents, which ivould be distasteful to me as they >we me no favors. In arriving at bis conclusion, I desire to say t lin t [ chprish no spleen towards those ?vbo I believe misconstrue my mo rves and political course recently, ind confidently anticipate the fu :ure to vindicate these positions md policies." riLLMAN IN METY-F0?R. THE REPLY HE MADE TO THESE BOND DEAL i CHARGES.1 HE INDIGNANTLY DENIED THAT HE EVER RECEIVED ONE CENT OF THE COMMISSIONS .AND TERMED IT A MALICIOUS SLANDER. The State, a # lu view of the great interest be ing taken just at this time in the bond matter it is interesting to turn back to Senator Tillman's speech made at Walterboro in '94, and mako extracts from that 9peech, in which he dealt with the matter, defying anyone to say that he or Dr. Bates got one cent of the commissions. Senator Tillman said: "First as to the $6930.65 charged on the treasurer's books to the redemp tion of Brown consols and ex penses. The larger portion of this was paid for the eugraving and printing of the bonds them selves. The balance was the ex penses incurred by Dr. Bates and myself when wo went to New York for two weeks, begging up and down Wall street. Every item, with vouchers, can be had in the treasurer's office. This is what was spent of the $8,000. "To the second question, how much c-f the funds of the sinking fund commission were expended and for what? I answer, not one sent. "Third, who received the $124, 161.65, (this shoald be $118,125,) the 2 1-2 percent semi-annual in terest on the new bonds? I auswor that I do not know. We did not, as everybody knows, fund the bonds in New York, because we were antagonized by the Charles ton banks and the feeling there appeared to be for a gold bond, which we were not authorized to issue and which I was unwilling to have the State issue. After our failure to do anything in New York, we authorized Mr. Rhiud to negotiate the loan of five and a quarter million of 4 1-2 pei cent, bonds at par, and expressly in formed him that if he could sdi them so as to get any commission it weuld be all right, but that the State would not pay him one cent. So far as Mr. Rhind's financial 3tandiug was concerned, it did not concern us. We were dealing with bim as a broker, who appeared to know his business and who had discretion and judgment. His as sociates in the work with the syn iicate, and who g:>t part of what ever commission he received, were Messrs. Lancaster & Williams of Richmond. I say this however, that no member of the syndicate -Lancaster, Williams, Rhind or my other man-has ever paid one ;ent of this commission to any 3ody in South Carolina that I enow of, and I def}' anybody on ?arth" under the earth or anvwhe.-e dse to trace any of this money to South Carolina, or say that Bates >r I got one dollar of it." attention, Hussars. You are ordered to mont at the Pavilion, Lanham Springs, on Sat irday 4th July, to make arrange nents for atn.ual picnic. By order, L. R. BRANSON', Capt. V. H. Byan, 0. ?. When you need a bottle of Pure By<> V'hiskey for Medicinal purposes, ask t your Dispensary for the genuine nd original Bakers Pure Bye Whla ey, E. Walter's ?L Co. propritors. UNLIMITED DISTRIBUTION OF GREENBACKS, Continual Distribution of Silver, and PERPETUAL DISTRIBUTION OF GOLD. Will keep the people everlast ingly Hush with all kinda of mon 5y. But there seems to be a great period of plenty in this coninniui ly and most everybody has money lo spend. 3 Kinds of People Here ! FIRST KIND-Are the men who are looking for a farm wagon, sr a log wagon or a general pur nose wagon. We uro looking tor such men. The "OLD HICKORY" Wagon hap all tho qualities of <i First-class SUA ? ON. Prnth, we guarantee them the h >sf.' We want you to see these Wagons, iv il 1 show them up if you will [ilease favor us with a call. Th* price is right and we can ugree on lerms. BUY A NEW WAGOR Now WHILE You HAVE MONEY? 2nd Kind. A great Dinny have laid away a nice spec of money with which to purchase Buugies. We hav" put in a class of th>'?f> veli ic es which are the wonder of the State. Such vvdl built, elegantly finished, easy riding, wearable vehicles, at equal ly wonderment prices. Prices which are a little lees than your pocket book. 3rd Kind. WnEELsI BIKES 1! Tuef vehicle of the 19th Ceutury. Bi cycle* for men and women in these mak- s. CRESCENT, CRAW FORD, and MONARCH, and appended pricer. $50.00 to $75.IX); a pretty little discount for "spot ca?h.M In all the above ad vertised goods we refund money if goods are n>t satisfactory. RAMSEY & BLAND * EDGEFIELD & JOH?8TO.\. June 23, 1896. For tue best Fire Insurance in old strong and reliable companies, on town or conntry property, call on or writ? D. R. DURJSOK, Agt. Walter & Co's. 'Baker'has a national reputation ai d lias been on the market since 1841. Your local Dispensary will supply your wants. This great remedy physicians, and pres all over the world. Positively guaranteed stubborn cases. The forr plainly on every bottle. Super TO AL For Female Comp building up run-c terns it acts like m a bottle and be < READ THE TRUTr EXTRACT PROM BOOK OF " Was a rheumatic sufferer for 18 rn from physicians, treatment at Mineral W Ark. My doctor dorlared my condition hi advised P. P. P., Lippman's Great Kernot to-day a wellman." W. F of Timmins & Hinca, Leading Gr Indorsed by B. W. FXAJCSNS, Druggist. " P. P. P.. Lippman'sGreat Remedy,ci lng and palpitation of the heart. Had nc two years; now I Blee>? .oucdly in any pc* A. f.C\ " Sworn to and subscribed bofore mc," J. M. LAMBENT, ! "Kuffored for years with a disagree* Various remed?-s failed to remove it. Tin mail's Great Remedy, completely cured m _CAPT. J. D. JO [ SOLD BY AUDRI L1PPMAN BROIPR Ll PPM AM'S BLOCK-i For Sale by 'OLD HOSS" SALE. Mr. Wilbur F. Herbert Jr., Re viver of the Carolina Cumberland 3ap and Ch'cago R a i 1 w ay, viii Bell af auction at 10 o'clock a. ri., July 23rd, at the Freight De rot in Edgefield, various articles >f unclaimea freight which have )eeu on hand for six months or nore : (1) Stationary Eug.ne and bit ings. (1) Case R. Goods. (2) Empty Hogsheads. (1) Case Charts. (10) Bags Malt. (1) Bag Meat. (3) Jail Door, (1) buudle iiou. (1) Box. (1) Barrel Basks. (2) Barrels Flour. (1) Trunk. June 16 '96-6t. ] NOTICE. \) MEMBERS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE : As there will Le agx>d di'al of important business to consider, ou are requested lomee1 at Ed go eld C-ort House o:i Monday July th at 10 o'clock a. m., ?harp. J. M. GAINES. June 16. Chairman. DEDMAN. This Celebrated STALLION 16 ands high, surol, grand-son of [aVuptot., son of Visitor will land tho Spring season of 1896 af iv stables. FEE-$10.50 for insurance. SCOUT GRAY, Ed^ficld, C. H., S. C. April 14-2m. T Cotton Wanted, Until further notice, the tangley Manufacturing com any will pay Augusta market rices for cotton delivered at langley. Langley Mfg., Co. Langley, S. C. March, 14-tf. HO MORE EYE-GL?SSES SORE, mt> S. IKFLA^ED EYES, 'i.-.j rta Sfpii of ihi Cid. CurJsTesr ?>%?, ?* ?n??l*i'ft?u Styli Tiunora, L.<i ?*?3, Mattel! Fy* L-u'tsS, cs retac?se ?wot r. LIEF ia rriituiutajL Ai?'), OMii*:iy itf.-4. . ?l??a u?~i lu t uer xn?!?d;rt, c-.vi j% l 'n-.r* FtVir ***rfi*? Tami..-, t. f ttl? ?m. I: ?%:'J?\S? watter**:; m--joursjt? ..* * i cJt s.l.Z?B Supervisor Whittle will be in his of Ice on first and third Tuesdays of eve y month for the purpose of auditing ind filing claims, issuing checks ?fcc. is indorsed by cribed by them to cure thc most nul is published As a tonic it is ?or .nlias 2 faints and lown sys agic. Try :onvinced. TESTIMONIALS. onths. Derived no h??ncflt tils, Tex., or Hot Sprincs, opeiess, but as u last resort IT. Through its us? 1 a in TIMMINS, ocers, Waxahacble, Tax. ired me of difficult breath, it slept on eithor yid? for itlon." it AMS AY, De Leon, Tex, Noury PubU?. able eruption on ny face. ree bottles o? P. P. P., Llpp ie." ?HNSON, Savannah, Ga. i/GGISTS ff* 0PRIET0R5, iAVANNAH.GA. ^ G. L. PENN & SON. Milling and Ginning Machinery. The undersigned, dealer in all'( linds of (finning and Milling My-, hiuery, Watjr Wheels, Steam' Cr.ghies, Flouring and Corn Mills,] /ill furnish estimates for whole riants and put them in operation. Represents the largest Ma hinery Works. ?0' Repairs furnished and j ut n. fjtf Especial attention to over lauling and changing from old to lew systems. All correspondence promptly ?n wered. Address, G. D. M IMS. Apr. 21-96. Edgefield, g. C.. r?E CELEBRATED TROTTING STAL LION "MAHDI," Will make the season of 18S1G at teggie Bros. stable. Augusta. Gr.., ?mnjencing the loth day i f larch. "MAHDI" is a beairifal ay IIo.se 16 hands high, fine one and substance, aud is very fylish in appearance. He stamps ia offspring with all of the-rode irable features. His coit^ ar? orv promising for the track as '..ll as roadsters. If.) will stand >r the urna I! sum of .$15.00. Foi urther information aiid pedigree ?ill or a<ldress. HEC4GIE BROS. Augusta, Ga. March 17-'96. iRCTIC ICE COMPANY, GUS WHITE, Manager. On hand ONE CARLOAD ICE, rhicli I will deliver to my custo mers at hours day or night, at he lowest prices. It will be my ileasure to please everyone. Give nie a call. J. A. WHITE, Manager. May 26, '96. 5. H. MANGET, NEWSDEALER and BOOKSELLER, TRENTON, S. C, Subscriptions Solicited for any Publication, lead the $3,000 prize story, ''The MUI of cience," now being published io the Chicago lecord-only two cents * copy. Your patr?n ge would be appreciated. April 14, iSgo. SPEPSU I ft 1 W. J. RUTHERFORD & CO -DEALERS IN BRICK, LIME, CEMENT, BEADY ROOFING, IC. 'orner Washington and Reynolds Street April 28-6m. WM. SeMWEIBERT & 0O. Jewelry Esr ablishm en tl 702 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga., Jvgp Send for our Catalogue. POCKET BOOKS. m BLACK RUSSIAN LEATHER, NO. 5515, $1.00. DARK GREEN RUSSIAN, 4 NO. 5516, $1.00. WITH STERLING SILVER TRIMMINGS. AT F ? X S Tatt iii insta Cotton Gins and Large StocR of Egoes, CQeap ana GooO. HMDADH 5 IRON WORKS AND ?vJiVI D/A ft U ?SUPPLY COMPAJSJY. AUGUSTA, Gr A.. lachinery and Supplies. Repairs, etc., Quickly Made. Get our Prices before you buy. CALL OUST Chas. B. Allen, AUGUSTA, GA., 831 BROAD STREET, - Sheppards Excelsior Cook. Southern Queen Range. Heating and >oking Stoves, all Styl? s and prices. Grates, Mantles aud Tile, Tin ire of all kinds. Tin Roofing and Galvanized Iron Works. Sept. 10- ly \LWAYS IN THE LEAD I. C. LEVY & CO., lAlLOR-FrJ CLOTHIER^ kUGUSJA - GEORGIJ\. Havejnow in store their entire ALL AND WINTER STOCK OF CLOTHING ie largest stock ever shoxrn in Augusta. We aim to carry goods ubic.j are t only intrinsically good, but which also, in pattern, style, and finish, atifj a cultivated and discriminating taste, and at the same time, we aim to ike our prices so low the closest buyers will be our steadiest^customers lite attention to all. A call will be appreciated. I. C. LEVY & CO. AILOR-FIT CLOTHIERS, AUGUSTA, GA fOUR ATTENTION / IF YOXJ isl EED . -?? ot Steves, Stove Pans, Stove Pipe, Tinware, Well Bnciets F-AJSTCY" GROCERIES, oaded Shells, Canned Goods, Confeetionaries. Evaporators Repaired or made to Order. ARG EST COOK STOVE FOR THE MONEY. Coffee Pots, Milk Buckets, and Covered Buckets made from the best of Tin in the market. Repairs for Cook Stoves I sell, kept in stock. Call on or address_ _ _ ms. A. AUSTIN, TOHI?TSTOISr, s. c. HE SOUTH POLE 'ce-Crim Company. -(ooo) is prepared to fill orders for / E in limited and unlimited entities. Our I C E is warrant to be cold-and will stay cold ns ig as it stays ICE. H. E. CRIM, May 26 '96. PROPRIETOR. Groceries ! Groceries ! ! I AM prepared to furnish the public willi anything in my line. A general assortment of Gro ceries at living prices. Restaurant business con tinued. Meals at all hours. HENRY E. CRIM. EDGEFIELD, C, H Adril 14, '96.