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^^-Published every Wednesday at $2
p a year in advance.
Wednesday, March 25, 1891.
I From the fact there are yet a few subscribI
ers who have not paid, but who we believe in[
tend to pay, we have concluded to postpone
I the publication of our list until after Sale
Day In April.
Without farther postponement or dely, we
'Will, therefore, publish the list on Wednesday.
If we have made error in crediting the ad[
dress label, of any one, we will be glad to corr
rect it, or if any man objects to his name apr
peanni? with the rest, let him say so at oncc?
' and his wishes will be respected. J
We are very proud of our list. It includes t
the names of a large per cent, ol the best and
.. moat substantial citizens of Abbeville coun- [
ty, and we hope that others may yet be added.
The list Itself will be a valuable document j
for public inspection. It will give the name i
and post office address of more than one thou- '
and persons, and will speak volumes in j
praise of this people. I
It is always to the credit of any people to *
support home enterprises, but it is a matter
of great pride for a people to subscribe liberally
for their own county papers. j
The white population of Abbeville county
Is not large, but we believe they subscribe for I
?and pay for?more local newspapers than J
any county In the state, outside of the big
*? ona rtf thn rPRuits of the recent political Jj
I excitement In this county, very many persons
are now subscribing for twice as many
newspapers as they ever did before, and scores
of people now take papers who never took
They find that they cannot get along without
the local news, and they realize that the <
| education of their children Is greatly aided
I by the newspapers. The stories, the sermons,
I the poetry, and a thousand other matters
' which are printedt>n our patent side furnl6h
an endless amount of reading matter and a '
never-ending source of pleasure to parents i
nri children. The fact Is. it is considered a re- j
f (lection on the Intelligence of the household
which does not read at least one good newspaper.
Pralae-Wtrtby Act?Important Notice.
Auditor Bradley gives notice this week of
lis intention to publish a full list of the poll
ax payers In Abbeville County.
To publish this list Involves much labor
>d his part, and a grateful public will no
lonbt in return give to a faithful officer the
iMistance for which he calls.
Mr. Bradley believes that every citizen
hould bear bis just proportion of the buren
of taxation and he is unwilling to allow
ny one to dodge.
It Is the duty of every citizen to scan the
lat carefully, and 1o report the name of evry
It It is possible to prepare it in time the
1st will be pabllshed next weak, but as the
reparation of the names, and the setting oi
tie type Is a big Job, It may not be published
afore tbe first of April. Some ol the copy is
Iready In the hands of the printer, but some
r the township boards have not sent in theli
itnrns. and of course no publication can be
* made before every township board has return '
ed the official papers to the Auditor's of- t
It Will be Published April 8th.
We have been ready to print our list for n J
month or more, but have postponed doing so- ^
in order to give every one an opportunity tc \
; pay. The list is now so well paid up, that we
have determined to publish it on April 8th, 1
No country editor ever had a better list, and
because of our pride In It, and challenge any ,
I editor who may claim a better, or a larger list,
to make hl? 6howlng. The list will be published
without reserve?unless some man
should ask to have bis name omttted.
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fiHBBViLLE has had mauy tributes paid to i:
% but no act of her Individual citizens reits
creator honor on the county than does s
> Act of the liberal support which Is given
the Pres* and Banner. This newspaper
I never Bought to be popular, but it has al- i
jr? endeavored to be right, and as far as
present editor knows himself he has nev. '
swerved from his convictions of right n
rever erroneous those convictions may 1
re been, or however unpopular their ex- (
salon. As far as we know ourself, no co I
It of individuals have ever controlled the
torlal opinions, and no popular clamor lias [
r shaped the convictions of the Press ami
iner. In the effort to show due and proper '
jecttoall mankind, we have nought to
sharge our duty to the public, and it Is for
ere to say how well or how Imperfectly *
.t duty has been performed.
Abbeville, March 2S, is'u.
ist Monday was a beautiful sunshlug day.
eh appreciated by every one.
188 Orene Hughes after a pleasant visit to
lives In Anderson is home again.
lss Eloise Carwlle, a charming young ladv
n Bradley is visiting the Missus Hemphill.
MISS 1/eona ruaKe auer speiiumg u pn-tnttim <
I time Id Greenwood bus returned to her Abbe
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Sloan were in the city last
Mr. Jim Green, the affable gentleman and '
. cashier of Greenwood's Bank was in town 1
|.)ait week on business. ,
U-^Mr. Charley Trlbble,of Donalds Is clerking tea.
Mr. Will Syfan and family are here on a '
visit to their lather Mr. Geo. W. Syfan. !l
Rev. W. A. Gaines, of Mt. Carmel, lias accepted
a call to Beulah eburch, where he will v
preach every 4th Sabbath.
' Next Sunday is Easter, and appropriate 1
services will be held in our churches. Koine
of which will be beautifully decorated. Tht '
choirs will render their finest music, while ;
the pastors will preach their best sermons.
Miss Llszle Barnet, of Edgefield, is visiting '
Mr. J. A. Harris and tamlly.
Mr. R. J. Felton Is down with the grippe.
Drs. Carlton and Burch from the \ alley *
town were In Abbeville last Monday.
( Miss Carrie Mars has just returned to her
home, after a pleasaut visit to relatives on v
the Cokesburv side. f
Rev. A. F. Berry, assisted by Rev. D. H uckt. [
and Rev. J. W. Averll, Is now carrying on a 1
meeting at Mt. Carmel, where the second .
- Quarterly Conference for Abbeville Circuit 1
uill be held on the 2Sth and 2'Jtb. Rev. A. J. '
Canther, P. E. presiding.
Mrs. Wm. Sutherland, of the White Lick 1
Motion Is quite ill. 1
Every church on the Abbeville Circuit is ,
provided with stoves, and tbrco of the .
churches have fine orguns.
M appreciates the kind Invitation to be '
with his friends at Mt. Carmel next Sunday, *
I and regrets that previoua engagements muKe
it necessary for him to remain In Abbeville.
Mr*. W. K. Bradley is visiting her daughter *
Mrs.Tho?. Thomson. <
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Latimer were In the city .
Mr. W. E. Bell is quite indisposed, but his
grand opining will be on the 2?th and 27th all '
the same. The ladles will not forget these ,
dates. M. 1
Valuable Real Estate Tor Sale. c
Mr. J. F. Miller offers for sale a most valua- '
ble lot in the town of Abbeville. It is situat- ,
ed on the public square, and Is large enough
to be divided into several most desirable lots |
?it being possible for the purchaser to make
* handsome SDeculation. The terms are ac- .
ood Xewt for Teacher* of Pnblic ^
Schools ! I
The Treasurer has money to lay School >
taima for the month of November, 1890. t
E. COWAN, v
School I'cmj ?
m SEVEN-HILLED CITY-!
BAYS FROM THE LIGHT HOUSE.
*re?chor.H and Mail Dogs - - - Pretty
Women and Peach Blo>*<tomN-Photographs
and Snnday School Children?l>eath
and the Resurrection.
Lomtndesvim-e, March 23, 18W.
Last Saturday, week ago, Miss Willie Letoy
wentjto Mt. Carmel tasee herkinswoman
>lrs. J. W. Morrab, who was very 111.
Mrs. J. E. Heard and her children and Miss
tfattlo Kasterling, went on Friday to Benlettsville.
their old liome, to visit relatives.
Messrs. W. G. Johuson and D. L. Barnes, of
Anderson,came down yesterday, and spent a
Mr. E, H. Mathews shipped some fine eggs
ast week to one place in Alabama, two places
n Georgia, and two places in this State.
A few weeks ago Mr. B. Berry Allen had a
lne sow bitten by a mad dog last week. The
low died from the etteets of the bite.
On next Sunday, the 29th, llev. J. E. Beard
irill hold Easter services in the Methodist
ihurch In this place at 11 o'clock, A. M.
Mr. Thomas Mauldin, near Craft's Ferry,
>n Savannah River, died the night before
ast, and his funeral services will take place
o-day ateleven o'clock, A. M., at Fellowship
Yesterday was quite a pretty day. There
vas Sunday-school in each of our churches,
ind preaching in the Methodist church in
he forenoon and at night.
Mr. E. H. Mathews now drives a fine horse,
i late purchase of Messrs. Fowler & Barnes,
Vnderson C. H.
Two of our public schools were closed last
reek on account of the loss ol their teacher*.
Miss Alice Ij. Barre had to give up the school
it the Ridge, and return to her Greenville
lome because of sickness; and Miss S. J.
h'rierson, In charge of the school near Mr.
L. Cllnkscals, was compelled to return to
aer Anderson home because of the death of
tier stepmother, Mrs. Dr. Frlerson. These laJles
were very efficient teachers, giving satisfaction
alike to patrons and pupils.
The blooms upon our fruit trees have been
trying for more than n month, to burst forth
and yet but few of them are now In more
tban half bloom.
At this writing the prospects are bright,
Llie planters extraordinary and long rest, because
of the continued wet weather, is about
aver, and it requires them to stir early and
late to catch up. At least some of the planting
of a great many of them, wlii necessarily
be roughly done this year, or a later date
I linn nsnnl.
Mr. E. M. Snipes, the pliotrgrapher, left last
Monday for Antrevllle. TROUPE.
RIPPLES FROM ROCKY RIVER.
4 City Whose Views nuil .Hngrnificcnt
Distance* are Not Obstructed by
Houses?Odds mid Ends.
Lowndesvili.e, March 10th, 1891.
"More rain, more rest." It was a rest that
it least the planters have not enjoyed.
In this section to date fewer seeds have
seen planted than over before.
Not only the tlelds are behind, as to their
leedtime, but even the gardens are so far behind
that It will take even them some time
.0 catch up. Well, I don't know what better
ve can do lor the present, than to take a lit
:le comfort from the trite saying, "A bad be;lnning
makes a good ending."
A high river on the east, and a high creek
>n the north and west, Monday and Tuesday,
ilmostcutoff entirely our communication
vlth the outside world.
On Wednesday Judge T. A. Cater, of Monorey,
by riding a horse a little higher than
he water courses, reached this place In safety.
Che same evening Mr. J. B. Franks went by
-ailroad to Augusta. Ga.
The eastern approach to the old bridge near
lere was damaged by the high water Monday.
)n Wednesday the river was low enough for
he damage to be repaired. Thursday, there
rasanother flood; fortunately, uo harm was
lone by it.
Thursday Judge J. J. Moseley was called to
-:i her ton on business.
Messrs. P. B. Allen and wui Aaams, 01
Starr, were in town Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. linker went to Augusta,
Sa., on Saturday, to visit the lather and mothsr
of the latter.
This writer on Saturday visited Calhoun
^alls city, which at present contains a depot
ind one or two log cabins, the owners of the
>roperty not as yet having begun to improve
t. This is, 'tis true, but a small beginning
or an ls-to-be great city, but then, we know
hat "tail trees from little acorns grow."
'rom the "city" we went to the G., C. & N.
iridge across the Savannah, which is a spleniid
structure, about fifty feet in height, and
letwecn seventeen and eighteen hundred feel
n length. For several hundred yards on this
kle of the bridge is plied up on either side 01
rack railroad material, cross tics, spikes.
>olts, Iron, Ac., enough, it seems, to build a
allroad half across the continent, but only
enough, it Is said, to complete t:ie road to
Mr. D. L. Barnps is now engaged with Mr.
r. S. Fowler, at Anderson C. H., in the livery
Mr. E. K. Horton traded a fine horse to Dr.
r. B. Moseley for a lot near the Baptist church,
^lr. Horton proposes to improve the lot. bebrea
great while. TRQUPE.
The Departing Preacher Hnx the
Prayers of His Parishioners -
Houses?People?Oats, and Oilier
Phoknix, S. C., March 20, l?ll.
Editor Press and Banner;
As It has been a long time since I have seen
tnything from this part of the county, 1
houghtl would write you a short article, to
et you know that I think Phoenix is on a
;ort of a boom.
I)r. P. H. Adams lias recently moved into
lis large and commodius building.
Mrs. Mary Henderson has built a new and
Mr. W. II. Stallworth has also built a splenlid
Mr. R. G Cheatham has built a large barn
tnd tenant house, which adds much to the
We have two fine schoolR, one taught by
Prof. Stallworth, the other by Miss Mar)
Pone, of Greenville.
We also havetwo large stores, run by J. M.
iaines and Watson .t Lake. They are filling
ip to their utmost capacity.
Fall onUi are looking fine; very few spring
>ats sowed. So corn planted yet, but the
armers are going to plant more than usuul.
The Farmers'Alliance is a flourishing.
Our belovcn pastor, Kev..I. s. Jordan, tenlereil
his resignation to iJumascuBchurch last
Sunday, which was very unexpected to us
ill. He has done good and faithful service
or thirteen years. He now goes to Marlboro,
i.e., where we pray the Lord may bless him
n his new work.
Cviuigr^list tlomiiiu?AII Sorls of I'erno
ii ii I l'nrHt;rii|ili<i.
Nixktv-six, s. C., Ma roll 17, 1801.
The waters have abated and the guano
vagons have resumed their accustomed trips
o the city.
The State and Register are received daily at
fiuety-Slx at 9 a. m. The people are delightd
with the new schedule and have petitlond
the authorities to put ou two malls east
ind west cach day.
County Commissioner DuPre was down last
veek to look after the high waters or rather
he loss of property occasioned the high wa*
It ts rumored that an Kdgefleld young genleman
is soon to wed one ot our Ninety-Six
The Rev, J. T. Miller preached in the Meth>dlst
church last Sunday night.
The oil mill has closed for the season.
Mr. \V. Y. Sherrard has gone to New York
Mrs. Vims, widow of the late John Vims,
lied at her residence iu Edgefield county last
Mr. \V. S. Richardson who has been conIned
at his residence for some months was in
Ninety-Six Is headquarters for mules and
lorses. Col. Utsey and Mr. W. R. Smith have
ome fine ones.
iui. LAUUOiic ui iiju i uiuiiium magiM.rr wns
n town last Saturday in the interest of his
Mr. J. >1. Morris lws been bound over to tlie
,'ourt of Sessions by Trial Justice Cooper lor
booting Ben Chuppell Calvert of this couny.
The shooting took place in Kdgetieid
I'rot. Geo. C. Hodges will deliver the 5th
>uuday address to the Union of Sunday
chools at this plaee at the Methodist church
in the SPJtli Inst.
Mr. Jas. H. ltlce, Jr., has returned from a
oni; visit to the lower part of the state.
Mr. 11. M. Johnson, our popular Jeweler, will
nove to Greenville on the first ol April.
Miss Cork, of Cokesfcury, is visiting her
irother I'rof..!. C. Cork.
Mr. Columbus Townsend who has had a
ick furlough from Patrick Military Academy
Tlio Kev. Mr. Pickett, an evangelist, will
ommence a meeting here in the latter part
Trial Justice McCaslan has had several ineresting
cases belore his court recently.
Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Klnard left for Florida
ust Saturday to be gone two weeks.
Mrs. J. A. Moore is absent oil a visit to her
nother near Bradley's. EAST END.
Great hit on sateens. I have one lot of
Iress sateens that will be sold for 7c worth
4}<j. These goods rnu from yards to 23.
iirds. 1 am selling these goods at the price
o get room lor other goods. This ofter is
? - ? - - * l- - 1. ,..111 l?~'
uuy iniuie iwr iuu uwu. rwuo
harmed at this price. \V. K. Hell. < i
DR. EDWARD F. PARKER.
lie Wins a Valnable Prize for the i
Best Medical Exsay.
Atlanta, March 1.?One of tbe younger
physicians of Charleston is being very generally
and favorably talked ebout here, especially
In surgical and medical circles, and It
came about in this way : The Dixie Doctor, ?
the lending nedlcal journal of this city, and
said to have the largest circulation of any
similar publication in the South east of New
Orleans, is offering a series of prizes for the
best theses on practical subjects of interest to
physicians or surgeons, and In style and
form suitable for publication in lis columns.
About a month ago the second of the series
was'offered, which was a surgical chair
valued at S50. The result of the competition
is thus set forth in the last number ot Dixie:
In our contest No. 2 for a surgical chair
there were only six essays that came up to
the requirements and conditions laid down
in the offer. Their titles were as follows :
A?Conservatism in abdominal surgery is
that which delays not. "Be sure you are
right, and then go ahead."
B?What comprise the 57 best articles in the
materia medica from which to choose, either .
lor emergency practice or for a country doctor .
aDd for extended practice? "Via." <
C? Diphtheria. "Experience." I
D-Forelgn bodies In the vitream, and when
to enucleate. "A. B C." <
E? The country doctor and his work. "Geor- I
F?The prophylaxis of syphalls and Its relation
to modern treatment?"Pro Bono Pub
The committee of award consisted of Dr.
W. P. Nicholson, Atlanta, Ga., chairman: Dr. i
.las. B. Balrd, Atlanta, G.; Dr. W. H. Elkln, i
Atlanta, Ga. I
They reported that the prize was awarded
to the essay marked F. signed, "Pro Bono
Publico." This essay, published In this Issue,
was sent by Dr. Edward F. Parker, 70 Hasell |
street, Charleston. S. C. <
The essay marked A. and signed, "Be sure ,
you are right then go ahead," was reported i
second. The one marked E. signed "Geor* ]
glan," was considered third. These are printed
lu thU number of the Dixie Doctor. The
writers of the essays were all unknown to ,
the committee, their names being In sealed
envelopes, which were not opened till after i
the award. The surgical chair has been shipped
to Dr. Parker.
Of coursfi this nubllcfttlon directed the at
tention of every physician and surgeon In
the city to the prize essay, and the comments
and criticisms, so far as I have beard them,
have been most favorablo. I am told, by one
who knows, that Dr. Parker la quite a young
man, but that, he is the son of the eminent
occullst and distinguished surgeon, Dr. F. L.
Parker, and that he ha* had exceptional opportunities
In his professional training. His
essay Is not one for detailed comment In a
secular paper, but I can bear witness to Its
practical Interest outside of Its purely professional
Bride and Bridegroom Afoot?Com
ntiNMloncrs and the Road*?Preacherx
and Bachelors?Sunday School
Scholars and Drummers.
Latimer, S. C.. March 18, 1891.
The rainfall week was the heaviest we have
had this winter. Rivers, creeks, branches,
&c.. &c., were overflowed, bridges washed
away, and considerable damage done In other
ways. Uocky river at Swearengen Mill was
seven feet above the bridge Monday al
Mr. and Mrs. Ixjinax spent several days
in Lowndesvllle last week.
Altera visit ol two weeks to friends and
relatives In Monterey Miss Sophia Haskell
returned to Abbeville last Thursday.
A bride and groom on their bridal tour
passed through town lust Tuesday. They
were a foot, burdened with no baggage and
with few cares they seemed as happy as
though they had a Pullman private car.
This is a novel but comical way for a bridal
lour, but, after all, Isn't it Just as well ?
Judge Cater was In town last week on legal
business. The Judge Is the most popular and
efficient Trial Justice we have had in several
terms; we all wish Ills head may grow hoary
in the service of his country.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm, Lauier of Monterey
spent last Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
Our County Commissioners will have their
hands full lor the next month repairing
bridges, working roads, <fcc. The country
roads were never In a worse condlliou, and |
tbis reminds us mat our aiujoruuBiu n? iuua
after our streets and side walks, which are
very much out of order.
Mr. lieury Norwood, one of the unfortu- 1
uteold bachelors was In Lallmer a few days
since closing the business of last year's ginning.
Rev. H. C. Fennel visited several members
of his congregation In our neighborhood lasi
Can anyone Inform us which church going
elder got wet and mud too last suuday ?
Athens, Ua., has passed an ordinance compelling
all owners of dogs to muzzle those animals.
Would it not be wise in our towu
council to follow suit?
Mr. FrunkCowan was seriously ill last week.
We all are glad to say he is much better,
though still quite sick.
The horn of the hunter 1h heard on the
hill, and the owner ol the hounds are happy.
The continued rains have delayed plowing
another week. All farm work Is at least a
A few friends were invited to attend the
usual Friday afternoon services at our High
School. We were informed the scholars acquitted
themselves with no little credit, especially
the spelling class of little tots.
Mr. Edwin Calhoun of Monterey paid our
town a Hying visit last Saturday, but he Is
always in a hurry.
Only one jolitary drummer visited our town
last week, lielng a tobacco drummer, of
course he sold a bill.
Plenty of ice last Saturday morning.
Some of our old hathelors are trying their
fortunes with daises, one of them has al
most uevoureu me wnuiu ciujj, uui, a n w
laie, ilto pretty girl who bit the daisy shook
hands with a widower.
Itcv. Mr. Hucks, the junior preacher on
this circuit, preached an earnest sermon lust
Sunday. Mr. Hucks is quite a young man,
and this is only his second year in his Master's
vineyard. We predict lor him a success
After the usual service at Salem Church
last Sunday, the members of the congregation
organized a Sunday School with the following
list of officers : Mr. Johnson Cleckly,
Superintendent; Mr. C.G. McAllister, Secretary
and Treasure**; Mrs. G. C. Graves, Teacher
of the bible class; Miss Carry Calhoun,
Organist and Teacher of the Intermediate
class ; Mrs. J. C. l.omax has charge of the Inlant
class. With such a list of;ofllcers the
Sunday School ( will prosper.
Mrs. Thus. McAllister of Mount Carmel 1?
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Foster Blackwell.
Fire? Muni*--?Temporary BridgePretty
Wonieu-Fal Cattle and Cotton
Ninety-Six, S. C., March 2t. lKfll.
A lire ocuurruu hi uiii iu*rn iuoi naiuiuaj
nlglit about II o'colock, destroying two stores
belonging toPr. H. M. Julian &. Kobt. Hnckett.
Loss about ? 1,001), partially covered t-y
Prof. J. A. Holland has just returned from
an extensive trip. He is sole agent of G. W.
Steltf Co., manufacturers of line pianos.
He reports the sale of lialf dozen or more of
those superior Instruments, Prof. Holland
was raised near Ninety-Six and Is entirely reliable
and u first class musician.
A temporary brldce has been put over Wilson's
creek on tbe Watts Kerry road, but the ,
road approaching the bridge is in a fearful
The dance at the accademy on last Thursday
night was a success.
Mis. Matllda;Hoiiway of Kdgefleld and Miss
Mattie Pressle'y of Due Went were visiting
Mrs. M. liichardson last week.
Commissioner J. F. C. DuPre paid his first
ofliclHl visit to Ninety-Six towusnlp on the
17th Instant. The people were dellgbled with
the way he transacts business. (
Miss Carrie Lee ofWalhalla was visiting
the Misses Rozeman last week.
To-morrow will be session day at NinetySix
In Trial Justice McCaslan's Court.
Miss Nina Smith of Chappels was in town (
last week visiting friends.
It is distressing, to,see so many of our farmers (
hauling out hay. A change must be made or
the country is gone.
Cotton its coming in every uay aituougn me
price Ik small, they have concluded to sell at
last. Next year they will all sell us they gin, ,
L'apt. J. C. Myers of Newberry was in town ,
recently on business
Mr. E. S. Addison sold a car load of fat cat- ,
tie to Messrs. Kennedy A- Miller of Newberry (
last week. Mr. Addison hus a hundred more |
on hand. ,
Squire J. T. Bozemnn Is boring with a big j
auger this year, lie will run a dozen or more ,
plows. The Squire has plenty of energy and
good judgment and only needs now a good
wife. EAST EM).
Oh. why should the spirit of a farmer be
sad? Editor-farmer Petty, of the Spartan,
thus bids them be of goou cheer :
There Is no use for farmers to gel dlsheart- (
ened about the late start they are getting, i
They have to tbe 15th of May to prepare land I
and plant. One horse and a good hand can I
prepare an acre a day either for cotton or I
corn. It will take only 30 acres. c
The planting can be done In ten days. Out o(
me 10 uays tuore win prouaoiy uu *u goou i ,
" 1 m 11
You can find all sizes of Iron for t olls and
l Ires at !'. Ro>enberjt Ai Co. if c
rhc O., C. A ST. Inspected ? Major
l)o.l?on?Over the IIIIIn an<l Far
Colonel Duncan of the Railroad CommlBilon
and Major Winder of the G., C. & N.
aassed over the road yesterday between Abjevllle
and the Savannah, and we presume
:he road was accepted.
The train came In about ten o'clock, and
sroceeded to the river, and returned about
Lhree o'clock, going on toward Clinton, where
the road from Clinton to Goldvllle Is to be Inipected.
At same time Capt. Dodson and
Major Winder will meet General Manager
Ward of the South Carolina railroad, to arrange
schedule from thlsplace to Charleston.
The track layers on G., C. & N. have reached
Beaver Dam creek In Georgia, some eight
miles beyond the Savannah. The bridge
anllders will have the bridge finished by
Saturday, and by Saturday of next week It
Is thought the steel rails will be laid to within
the incorporate limits of the town of El
It is likely that no stop will be made at
Elberton, but that the track layers will push
in to Broad rlyer, twelve miles beyond that
From four to six weeks time will be rejulred
to build the bridge, during which
Lime the tracklaying force will be employed
it surfacing up the newly laid track.
Estimating that the iron will be laid to
Elberton by the 10th of April, Broad river
may be reached before the first of May.
If a month's time is consumed In surfacing
up the road, it may therefore be fair to estimate
that the regular passenger trains will be
running to Elberton by the first of June.
The Cumberland Gap.
Captain James Cothran. of McCormick, was
in town last Mondav. looking after the Inter
2st of the Cumberland Gap road. He seems
much Impressed with the Importance of
building that road bj way of McCormlck, and
has confidence In the llnal success of the enlernrlse.
Engineer Whitman Is now going over the
tlulerent routes, and making estimates,
which he will submit to those who have control
of the enterprise.
It is nineteen miles from Edgefield to McCormick.and
some twenty-two or twentythree
miles from McCormlok to Abbeville.
The people of McCormlck will likely vote a
sum of money to be paid in five annual instalments.
This plan is much better than
voting twenty yenr Interest bearing bonds.
For instance: Five per cent, on 31,000 of
taxable property is 850.
Tf the tax 1r voted In equal annual Instalments
and no bonds are Issued, the tax-payer
gets credit without interest, and will puy only
that amount, but 1/ twenty-year Interest bearing
bonds are Issued, the tax-payer will have
to pay in the end nearly double that sum.
1st five years, principal, 812 50
Interest 13 50? $ 2f> 00
2d Ave years, principal, 12 50
Interest 9 75? 22 25
3d five years, principal, 12 50
Inierest GOO? 19 50
live jeiiro, prmcipm, 11 ?!
Interest 2 25? M 75
Total ; 8 81 50
Suppose the six per cent, bonds were sold
at 80 cents on the dollar?about 840 would be
realized?on assessment of 850, upon which
the tax-payers would have to pay 881.50 In
The people of MoC'ormlck seem to have no
objection to coming by Troy to Abbeville,
and hope to work unitedly and harmoniously
In a grand effort to secure to road.
If the road should not be built by Troy, the
proposed new route from McCormlck would
cross Long Cane lower down the stream, and
coming up the ridge would hitch on to the old
survey at or near the home of th? Hon. J. E.
Bradley, and come on to Abbeville, Joining
with one of the roads already here.
As we understand the situation there Is as
yet nothing definite as to route. Some two or
three lines are being looked after. A line by
way of Bradley or Mlllway?one by Troy?
and one by McCormlck, is talked about.
If anything like an intelligent survey Is
made of the different routes, we presume
months would thus be expended.
Mr. Chamberlain, Receiver of the South
Carolina road, is greatly In favor of the road.
He wants another outlet to the West.
No work has been done this side ol Edgefield.
The rnntfl hv wnv of MnPnrmlcIc Is
more expensive between these points than
between Troy and Edgefield, but It Is contended
that this disadvantage could be more
than made up on a direct line from McCorralck
to Abbeville. Instead of crossing Long
Cane on a trestle or bridge seventy or eighty
feet high, on the old rou to to Troy, a crossing
can be had at an elevation of thirty feet, to
say nothing of any difference In grading.
As a matter of law, the charter ol the road
Is by Troy, and we do not see how the change
from that point can be made without Legislative
NEW PASTOR AT DUE WEST.
Full .Votes of the Electiou?Rev. O. Y.
Bonner Called Back?Dr. Lnthan'i
ClirlMtlnn Spirit?People doing
Due West, March:}, 1891.
Hon. D. H. MagiII was iu town this week
on professional business.
William Devlin of Verdery was In town
L. L. Abercrombla has gone to California
where be expects to make his future uome.
Paul and Miss Zula Brock were on a visit
to the borne folks last Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. W. J. llomer and daughter have re
turned from a visit toPelzer.
Hon. C. B. Slmonton of Covington, Tenn.
has been Invited to deliver the Anniversary
Oration before the Literary Societies of Ersklne
College next June.
At n meetlni? of thn line West Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Church on Monday
Inst the following Interesting election occurred.
Rev. W. M. (irler, D. Denominated
\V. L. Pressley, D. D., as Chairman, and Prof.
John I,. Pressley was chosen Secretary. The
meeting was opened with proper devotional
exercises. It was determined that voting bv
proxy would not be allowed, and that all
members of the church, male and female, be
allowed the right of suffrage. It was also
understood that after the first ballot the name
that received the smallest vote would be
dropped, with the further understanding that
all persons who did not receive as many as
threo votes would be dropped also. The vote
was then taken and the first ballot brought
to light the names of six ministers of the Associate
Reformed Synod of the South.
Messrs. H. M.Young and Prof. P. L. Orier
were elected Tellers.
Ballotlnir. _ _ 1st 2nd :ird
Rev. O. V, Bonner 1 47 40; C;j
Rev. Robt. Lathan, D. D 1 45; 52j 6"
Rev. F. Y. Pressley !?'? 27,
Rev. H. M. Henry 2 0. JJ
Rev. T. O. Boyce 1; < , ?
Rev. W.T.Sloan 1' 0 ?
Total vote cast ' 121, 125 12"*
Necessary to a choice ' _?1; Jttj 02
I)r. Lathan received a very flattering vote
I nrloorl Wo nimln n c<to(ulu train In lllimliorfi
at every step of the election, ills first vote
was 45, his second 52, his third was #0. Bonner's
first vole was -17, two ahead of any other
man In the field. Ills second was IG.sliowluga
loss of one vote, and his third was a gain
of 17 which gave him a total of 83.
There was u fair turn-out of the membership,
yet some were there as proxies who
could not vote. The meeting was harmonious
throughout, and Dr. Lnthan returned
thanks to the congregation for the flattering
vote given him and made a motion that The
election of Rev. O. Y. Bonner be made unanimous
by a rising vote. This was indeed a
magnanimous spirit and and is a fair index
of the christian feeling that Dr. Lathan has
in his breast. The motion was secouded and
carried. If Brother Bonner comes In response
to the call it Is Indeed a compilmcn
to him ; he will have the Iwooold pleasure of
living in the land where he was raised, among
his relatives and friends and the substantial
satisfaction of a better salary.
Mr. John Hngan an need and much respected
citizen living near Due West died at his
home last Friday after a lingering Illness
for months of paralysis. He was a member
of Greenville Church, and his remains were
interred In "Oreenvllle Cemetery" on Saturday.
The funeral ceremonies were concluded
by Rev. W. K. Pearson. Di the death of Mr.
Hagau we lose a good citizen.
Some "Smart Aleck" took it upon himself
the other night to use the Dental sign of Dr.
U. B. Cowan for a target. About a dozen
holes were made and disfigured the surface to
such an extent as to render it an eye sore
rather than the beautiful sign it used to be.
It Is officially announced that there will be
an election |held In Due West on Monday
April 6th, 181)1, for lntendcnt and four Wardens
to serve tor one year. Polls will be
opened ai !i o cicck, >?. in., ciose * o ciock, l>.
in. Don't know where I hey expect to hold
the election. I guess the voters can ascertain
by inquiring about the matter. It seems
to tne tiiat polls ought to be opened from 7
j. m. to 0 p. m. and in the announcement of
the election it ought, it seems to me, to state
where the elcctlou will be held. LARRY.
KNOCKED ON THE HEAD,
Conductor II. R. Ntewart Very Near
ly Killed by a ?gro.
Yesterday morning Charlie Green, colored,
;ot aboard ttie engine Interfered with the
noveinent of trains at McCormlck, Conductor
Stewart put hlra oir, and attempted to
follow lilm, when the negro threw a rock, '
hitting Mr. Stewart on the head. The con1
net or was nearly killed.
Charlie Green, was Immediately arrested,
rrlal Justice W. A. Smith Issued a commitnent,
and constable It. L. Smith brought
ilm to Jail yester.'ay. The prisoner Is a
poung man. and hallH from Anuerson | i
Haggage Master Warren Alby took charge '
jf the train, and proceeded to Anderson. I
\ . : . ;
At Home Last Sunday.
Mr. Richard Hill came home last Saturday,
bringing his teams with him. He has the
contract for scattering the cross-ties, along
the G., C. ?fc N., and in doing the work eraploys
some twenty odd horsei and as many
hands. He left yesterday with a full force of
hands, wapvns, and mu Ich.
The Central Insane Asylum of Tennesse,
seven miles from Nashville,
March 13, (night) was so nearly destroyed
by fire that it presented the
appearance of a mass of ruins. Six of
the inmates, all white men, perished
in the burning. It is supposed that
the fire was caused by an inmate, Lee
Ford, who mysteriously disappeared.
Loss $50,000, fully insured.
A telephone wire dropped on an
electric wire in Augusta, Ga., March
8, which set the wires on fire. The
electric cable box was burned out and
the telephone wires also were burned
up. Damage several thousand dollars.
\ m m
It is reported that there are in New
Orleans twenty-five fully developed
cases of leprosy.
The recent high waters interfered
with railway transportation with
most of the roads connecting with Columbia.
It is said Rev. Sam Jones' nervous
system is giving way, and physical
collapse is feared.
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO
INVEST IN DESIRABLE
That large and valuable building
lot in the town of Abbeville,
fronting on the Public Square,
Main street, Branch street, and
Poplar street, containing two acres
more or less, and known as the
Dendy Corner, will be sold to the
highest bidder at public auction at
Abbeville Court Houoe on Sale
Day in May, 1891.
On this lot is a brick store
house, a large wooden dwelling
house, and various brick and wooden
houses in the rear.
On this lot there is sufficient
room to build five large store
rooms fronting the Park, and or
Poplar and Branch streets there
are excellent building lots for dwelling
TERMS?One-fourth cash, the
balance on four equal annual instalments,
with interest payable
annually, from day of sale, with
leave of purchaser to pay all
cash. Titles perfect.
Persons desiring to buy at private
sale, or seeking further information
in reference to this lot,
will apply to
J. F. MILLER.
March 25, 1891.
'PHE TEACHERS OF PUBLIC FREE
1 Schools of this County whose certificates
of qualification have expired, and those desiring
a higher grade, will meet the Board ol
Examiners at Abbeville on Friday and Saturday
the 24th and 25th of next April, at ten
o'clock a. m. The white teachers will meet
on Friday, and the colored on Saturday.
Ch'm'n Board Ex.
March 18, 1891.
Best Chicken for the Farmer!
FROM CROSS PURE WYANDOTTE AND
Brahma. Eggs 50 cents setting. From
pure Bronze Turkey 32.50.
Address : P. L. STURKEY.
Mtit'ormick, S. C.
WE HAVE JUST PERFECTED AR*?
rangements with one of the most reliable
firms in the United States by which we
have control of Houth Carolina for the sale ol
STIEKF PIANOS. DAVIS & SONS and PALACE
ORGANS. iVe offer Instruments at a
low prices and onus liberal terms as can be
had anywhere. Don't purchase before seeing
our catalogues and prices.
Address: JOHN A. HOLLAND,
Ninety-Sis, S. C.
Representative of C'has. M. Stleff, Baltimore.
TO THE LADIES
OF ABBEVILLE, GREENWOOD, DUE
WEST, AND ALL OTHER TOWNS, AND
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.
I have two thousand green house plants,
Consisting, in part of [Geraniums, Fuchias,
(Julias, Begonius, Gloxinias. Heliotropes,
C!hpI1 PniiRins. <fci? Aw... Air.. Thev urn nil of
the choicest anil many of them named varieties.
They are from six Inches to two feet in
height, and will be sold from Ave cents each,
up. I will be at home on the first, second and
third of April, and will be pleased to have
you call on those ;days, when I know you
will get Ave times the worth of your money,
Until then I will sell, a? usual, when at home.
J. F. C. DuPRE.
March, 25, IS!H. 2t
Dr. S. G. Thomson,
OFFICE UP-STAIRS ON McILWAIN
Abbeville, S. C, March 21, 1891. tf
Call attention to their
... of ?
Embracing all the novelties
copied from the latest FAEIS and
NEW YORK designs.
WT aweio e
c iiv ?rw junsf
In greatest profusion, will be the
chief decoration for
BIBBONS, BUFFINGS LACES,
Novelties in Solid Gold and Roll
Novelties in Face Veilings and
Novelties in Tinsel Braids.
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: Dress Ms.
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The latest productions in Dress
Fabriques with beautiful trim1
mings to match every shade.
> BLACK SILK GRENADINES.
' CHINA SILK.
1 WHIP CORD SILK.
White and Black
40 in. Flouncing.
Unique designs in Swiss and
Is the most Complete
more rich and elegant
Novelties than we
| brought out.
The Ladies of the
entire County are in
vuea 10 mspeut uui
Our Stock on Opening
Days, or as soon
a ftpr as nnnvftnient.
R.KHaddon & Co.
March 11, 1891, 3t.
Economy in Foot Wear.
By your Ladies, Misses and
Childrens fine Kid Button Shoes
I and Slippers from
I B. M, HADDON & CO,
THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS. ^
To Canvass tie Return of Personal
Property of Abbeville
Who They are and What is Expected
The Returns of the various Townships
will be forwarded to the Town?hip
Boards on the 7th day of March.
TKa Tntvnallin Rnnrris will hold their
meetings between the loth and 15th day of
On Monday the 6th day of April
the County Board, consisting of the
chairman of the various Township
Boards, will meet at Abbeville Court
It is clearly the duty of the Township
Boards of Equalization to canvass carefully
each and every Return of Personal
Property made in|their respective Townships,
in order that individual Returns of
Personal Property may be equalized as
near as possible, and in every instance
where a material change in the Return of
any individual, is made, notice to the tax payer
must be given in order that he may
have the opportunity to appeal before the
County Board, which meets the 6th day
of April, 1891. Postal cards will be furnished
by this office for the purpose of so
notifying, where material changes are
The following freeholders are hereby
appointed Boards of the various Townships
Ninety-Six?J. D. Watson, J. N. Lipscomb,
Greenwood?C. A. C. Waller, J. W.
Green, H. F. Fuller.
Cokesbury?Dr. Willie T. Jones, W. R.
Dunn, T. J. Ellis.
Donaldsville? J. W. Mattison, E. B.
Rasor, J. R. Latimer.
Due West?M. B. Clinkscales, J. E.
Todd, J. R C. Dunn.
Long Cane?Ben). Eakin, A. F. Calvert,
R. H. Cochrane.
Smithville?W. A. Lomax, J. L. White,
White Hall?D. W. Jay, T. J. Hearst,
S. P. Brooks.
Indian Hill-J. H. Chiles, R. J. Robinson,
J. F. Wideuian.
Cedar Springs?Dr. J. L. Pressley,
John Lyon, J. E. Bradley.
Abbeville?J. Allen Smith, John O.
Edwards, T. P. Millford.
Diamond Hill?Dr. J. H. Bell, J. E.
Wakefield, G. W. Millford.
Lowndesville?I. H. MoCalla, Massalon
Bell, Dr. B. A. Henry.
Magnolia?Sam Miller, B. A. Boyd,
J. S. Norwood.
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Calhoun's Mills?John H. Morrah, S. S.
McBride, J. H. Latitnor.
Bordeaux?Dr. O. A. Traylor, D. J.
Wardlaw, W. T. Jennings.
The various Boards will meet and organize
by electing achairmau and notify
W. W. BRADLEY,
Auditor A. C.
Feb. 25, 1891. tf
County Claims. ;
All persons holding claims
against the County of Abbeviile
that were Audited on, or prior
to November 3,1890?will please
present the same for payment.
We have ample funds to pay
all claims of every description up
n 1 n I
to iNovemDer isx, 1090?ana we
are anxious to do so in order
that the surplus may be passed
to the credit of the Current
J. F. C. DuPBE,
Cleik Co. Com'r.
March 11, 1891, 3!
We are t'.ie asrp.tR for iiie
' and ti:c
? $3 SHOE.
.TAMES MEANS 64 SHOE
Jijtht and nyJUh. It tits Hk?-?
1^/Z\?S(?tookJiie, a".l REQUIRES
I ??> NO"U:tEAKIWINt"bc/
f* > O i^-i' ix-rtectfycany the flr*t lime It
// , 0 <"\/V Uwi?rn. it will MitUfy U10 moit
/ 0. * V-Ar^tKUons. JAMES MEANS
SHOE Is absolutely tlie
f V. /ft \ J\. only shoo of Its price which
? ? nVS, s t,yer tK'c" P'Jccd ex~
p. ^ta>^ W in which durability
h&t- S ? h considered before
Auk for the James E . jrf^nce.
ilcani $2 Shoe fur Boj ? ,<bi?ff?S^ Call at
our Store and try on a pair of these Slioefr
Jaa. Mean Shoes are still ahead of all com
petltors. If you try them once you will
wear them always and save money. You can
only find them at Smith & Sons.
W. Joel Smith & Son sell the "Good
Enough" oil can, for kerosene oil. It will pay
for Itself in cleanness in a short while. Ask
to see them.
Guano distributors, cotton planters, single
and double plow stocks, plows, shovels, hoea
and all sorts of work tools are to be found In
great variety at \V. Joel Smith Ac Sons.
Walter L. Miller,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
ABBfclVILLK, S. <J.
? ? rtrnv/^n., > vr 1W\TtJ UT ATP i vn
i)KAV;iltril lit) Ili/l n fjk.iici .-I LJ
Federal Courts. Special attention given
to collections and to investigating titles.
Dec. 3, 1890. Gmo,
It. M. Haddon Si Co. are now receiving and
opening their elegant stock of Spring and
Summer goods. Selected from the great centers
of trade and fashion bv Mrs. Haddon In
person, whose good taste Is ho well known
throughout Abbeville and adjoining Counties.
Don't fall to call and see their goods on
opening days, commencing Wednesday, 18th
March, and continuing three days.
Wash Goods?Never have we been able to
show such a splendid line of wash stuff in
ginghams, zephyr suitings, chambrays, batiste,
outing cloths, satteens. princess cashmeres,
Call and see our line of wash dress
good a, R. M. Haddon & Co.
Our line of Foster book kid gloves, black
and colored, at 31 and 31-50, are the best goods
for the price we have ever handled. Try a .
pair of them. K. M. Haddon & Co. ^