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The Press and Banner.
I BY HUGH WILSON. 1
| ABBEVILLE, S. C.
Unpublished every Wednesday at
$2 a year in advance.
Wednesday, June 10, 1896. '
Long: Distance Phone Completed.
The Long distance phone Ik now ready for S
use at C. P. Hammond & Go's. store aud you (
ran now talk to Due West, Donnalds, Honea
Path, Belton, Anderson, I'elzer and (.ireeuvllle.
The line was completed yesterday and (
the public should patronize the line all they
The line will be of great service to our merchants,
especially in the fall as they can get
the cotton market every hour from Wall J
Street through the Anderson cotton exchange, t
It will al*o bring Due West closer to us and
our merchants can supply their demands to
greater satisfaction. I
Mr. C. P. Hammond has worked hard to t
xet up the Hoe and he wishes Abbeville to be
more generally connected. He Is working
for a cheap rate to Greenville, Spartanburg, f
fJoflTnov nnd all the UD-COUUtty I.
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factory towns. This Is another added enter 1
prlhe to Abbeville and we hope many more
shall follow. I
Attention, VetermiM. c
Secession Camp No. 416, Confederate Veterans.
will meet In theConrt House to-uior- ?
row, Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock, lltb of .
June, 1896. Delegatex to tbe Richmond Re- 1
union will be elected and other important s
business transacted. \V. A. Teropleton,
George Washington Mukkay, the colored
man who spoke to the negroes in Abbeville '
last year, has been seated In the House of He '*
presentatlves in place of Col. Klllott, Murray
being now the only negro In the Congress of l
the United States. ?
Miss Daisy Maxwell, a charming young ?
lady from Phoenix, Is vlsltlog Mr. T. S. f
Berfoot. Miss Daisy is the daughter of Mr. f
Hugh Maxwell and sister of our townsman
Mr. J. L. Maxwell. 1
Miss Hattie Berfoot enter tained a few of
her friends last night in hodor of her cousin 1
Miss Daisy Maxwell. Afterasoclal time Ice
cream and cake were served. All had a de ?
Mr.j. Allen Smith. Jr, left yesterday af- c
lernoon for Davidson. N. C., where he will at- r
tend the commencement exercises of
Davidson college. He expects to return .Saturday.
The kings daughters will sell Ice cream v
in Captain White's yard on Friday evenlug, ?
beginlng at half-past six o'clock. e
Go to Bruce's?be is prepared to board and
lodge you court week. p
Go to Bruce's for good pure ice cream. t
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JLXIJ..DU A UJJ uuunjuui <
M'hnt "M" Keen ami Hear* on HI* t
Rounds About the City. j
Mr. G. A. ViKan>ka. who Is quite sick, Is
thought to be some better this morning. Dr.
Sam Vlsunska, of Atlanta, came over lust J
Monday night ou account ol the Illness of his (!
Rev. Dr. Clifton left last Snturday for Col- t
umbla to preach the Baccalaureate sermon 1
before tbe Columbia Female College. r
Miss Rebecca Klugh, of Gonz.alles, Texas, ^
with her little friend Master Robert Houston,
arrived in tbe city last week, and will spend 8
the summer in the Palmetto Slate visiting t
her brother, Mr. J. C. Klugh. and other relatives
in Greenwood and Coronaca. -Miss
Klugh thinks the Lone Star State tbe "garden U
spot" of tbe world, although herself a Caro- e
llnian. Her many friends extend to her a
hearty welcome and are delighted to see her "
looking ?o well. I
Mr. Geo.S. Wilson, of the firm of McMillan a
&. Wilson, l<>lt Monday lor Seneca to make a ,,
bid for the furnishing of the brick for tbe
building of the large Cotton Mill in that city, k
?" ^ PoonAnuthla on/1 rallul.ln .J
J lltJRC gCllllClUCU pic i^pvuoiwie uxu ivnuviw, y
nDd having about finished their contract for .
the Abbeville Cotton Mill are now looking 1
out for other business. They have splendid n
machinery and understand their business c
Quite a number of our people are Little
Mountain "struck." We believe several fam- 0
Hies will move down this week. Mr. Richard
Hill, who has been there some weeeks. is get- a
ting on nicely. It is to be hoped that be will t
soon be strong again. He has been sick since
the first day of January, 1896.
Mr. It. C. Bernau, who has been visiting rel- p
atives in North Carolina, returned home last j
Mrs. Coogler, accompanied by her grand- a
daughter, little Fannie Harris, left last Mon- f
day for a visit to relatives in the Gate City. r
Up to this date there are 833 Camps of 1
United Confederate Veterans admitted to the
grand reunion in Richmond, beginning on a
the 30th of June and ending on the 2nd ol .
July, with applications for about 100 more. 1
We are proud to see that next to Texas and p
Alabama, South Carolina comes in with 71 \
Camps, and will perhaps he more fully represented
by the time of meeting. All who are
able sbould attend this grand reunion, as it Is v
u noble, patriotic and philanthropic organlza- _
On last Thursday night between 9 and 10 C
o'clock, near Cana, about 10 miles from Abbe
vllle, Boze Zimmerman, coolored. was shot
from ambush, the ball entering his throat, a
and serving his windpipe. Coroner Ham- a
mand held the inquest the next day. The .
verdict of the Jury was that the deceased D
came to his death from a gunshot wound
while in the hands of one Joe Turner.colored.
who was arrened and brought to Abbeville r:
Jail to await trial. As usual, a woman was at 0
tbe bottom of (be affair. 3
Mr. R. B. Haddon shipped yesterday a carload
of floe cattle to Charleston. L
Tbe Brock-Hammond long range telephone
line is complete lrom Houea Path via. Don
aids and Due West to Abbeville. You can 1
now talk with your neighbors on qulcK (ime. C
Hughes-Calhoun.?Married at the home of g
the bride in Colombia, Mr. Ben Hughes, ol '
Abbeville, to Miss Susie Calhoun, of Colum- 1
bla. They were expected In Abbeville yester.
day, where a cordial greeting and klud congratalatlons
lrom many friends await them. 1
Mrs. Vose and daughter, who have been ab- g
sent for several months, are expected home e
Mr. J. C. Marshall was out yesterday shak- u
ing hands with hi9 friends who are glad to see
blm out again. f
No town tax on the Abbeville Cotton Mill 1
for Ave years so say the people, the vote t
standing 86 to(J2, in lavor of exemption from r
tax. In this, Abbeville is abreast with other *
towns and cities. 1
Miss Mary Douglass, who has been connect- C
ed with tbe Municipal Hospital, of Pblladel- r
phla, for a number of years, Is now enjoying s
a short vacation at home with her family 0
and friends. E
Abbeville Nupply Company's Local*. s
Here we are wltb a list of bargains. ?
All our beautiful muslius at reduced prices. ?
A few pieces of 8 and 10 cents white lawns j
at a bargain. (
Towels, napkins, table linen and table oil f
Come and get your neckties. Good ones. s
Large lump starch 5c a pouDd, by box
Octagon and Clarlette soap, both good. I
Copca Ivory and Butter-milk soaps for tol- I
.See grated pine apple for cream and pies, 10
centB a can.
Snow flakes Just in, fresh and nice.
Magic yeast something for housekeepers. |
Come and get your sugar, 18 pounds for SI.
Cheap lor preserving, etc.
Morrison's best sugar cured hams, 12 1-2 .
cents a pound. 1
Excelsior flour Just come and try a barrel. [
For good shortening try cotolene. Use Jf, e
less than of lard.
Mason's 1 quart and 1-2 gallons fruit Jars, ?
extra rubbers. 1
10c can 3 pound grated pine apple, makes i
splendid cream. t
Harveys pure lard. Nothing better in lard, c
Just opened up a lot of crockery of all I
binds. Come and 6ee what we have In crock- J
ery. Glassware of all kinds. ,
Groceries very cheap. Flour, 6ugar and s
Syrup?New Orleans syrup, Cuba Vanilla J
Gold dust 4 ponnds for 25 cents. Grandmas'
washing powder 1 pound for 5 cents. They
bave no equal for scouring.
Cottolene?All size paekages. Best for
Oat dakes 5c a pound.
Come aDd give as a call.
Abbeville 8upply Co.
C. P. Hammond A C'o.'tt LochIm.
Call around at C. P. Hammond & Co. and
gel a new Bet of harness. Lap robes cbeap
and saddles way down In prices.
Harness repaired and all parts sold separately.
A fresh lot of gents summer oxfords Just In,
vlcl kid for only 82. See tbem.
Yours to please, C. P. Hammond & Co.
Half the wickedness in the world is
gossip started by good people.
It is easy for a man to promise to be
good when he is too siek to be bad.
The hardest debt to pay is the one,
that you didn't really need to contract.
If we would not flatter ourselves,
the flattery of others could not harm
No man ever did a designed injury
to another without doing a greater to
Good will, like a good name, is got
by many good actions, and lost by one
If you promise at all, take care that
t be so that nobody may sutler by)
ineaeepesi spirituality is mai wmuu
shows itself most clearly iu the attairs
)f every-day life.
God never promised to *ave by mirailes
those who would not save theuilelves
Talents are best matured in solitude ;
iharacter is best formed in the stormy
)illows of the world.
Reason cannot show itself more
easouable than to cease reasoning on
hings above reason.
Give people cause and they seidom
ail to be graceful. The trouble is that
hey so seldom have cause.
Indulging in dangerous pleasures is
ike licking honey from a knife and
:utting the tongue with the edge.
Value the friendship of him who
tands by you in the storm ; swarms of
nsects will surround you in the sunhine.
If one man conquers in battle 1,000
imes 1,000 men, and if another confers
himseif, he is the greatest of
There are depths of love in Christ
teyond all that we have seen. Thereore
Higdeep, and labor, and take pains
or Him, and set by as much time for
iim as you can. He will be won by
Never be suspicious of anybody.
7he more you believe in them the surr
they will be to do right by you.
i'his ought to be your motto : "Shall
lot the judge of all the earth do
Abraham Lincoln is credited with
laving said : "Sir, my concern is not
whether God is on my side ; but my
reat concern is to be on God's side,
or God is always right." Some peo?le
when they get in a tight place, try
o pull God over on this side.
He who walks through life with an
ven temper and gentle patience, paient
with himself, patient with others,
atient with difficulties and crosses, be
las an every day greatness beyond
hat which is won in battle or chanted
We have but chewed the husks of
eligion, which are often bitter, and
iave never eaten the keruul until we
sel that there is nothing in our power
hat we would not do for God, and
lothing in our substance we would
lot give to Him. and nothing in ourelves
that we would not consecrate
It is told of a popular attorney that
ie recently called upon another brothr
of the profession, and asked his
?-v5 it inn nn/?n u /lorlnin nninh nf low
'he lawyer to whom the question was
ddresse'd drew himself up, and said :
I generally get paid for what I
now." The questioner drew half a
ollar from his pocket, handled it to
lie other, and cooly remarked : ''Tell
oe all you know, and give me the
Only one in 100,000 reaches the age
f 100 years, one in 500 reaches the
ge of 90 years, and one in 100 reaches
he age of GO years.
Iu makiug a mustard plaster take a
liece of lard and stir the dry mustard
nto the lard until it is a thick paste
,nd will just spread. Spread on a
>iece of lawn and apply to the affected
iarc. Tnis will not blister.
If the meat is tough, or if you have
,ny doubt as to its tenderness, put a
ablespoonfui of vinegar over it when
>ut on to cook, and you will find it
ery tender wheu done.
Harness kept well oiled and mended
/ill last in proportion to otner care it.
eceives. A good barnes9, well taken
are of, ought to last ten years.
Many a man sits retailing out heaven
nd salvation for pence and half-pence ;
nd he sells his soul with it, like
irown paper into the bargain.
Killing time is one of the worst of
nurders. We have only a short lease
f life, and he who kills time is a
uicide to the extent of hours thus
The greatest learning is to be seen
n the greatest plainuess. The more
learly we understand anything ourelves
the more easily can we expond
t to others.
A good man and a wise man may at
imes be angry with the world, at times
;rieved at it; but be sure, no man was
ver discontented with the world if he
lid his duty in it.
The day is coming when the homes,
he shops, the stores, the social clubs,
he newspapers, the corporations, the
>olitical caucuses that have not for
heir sanred nurnose the makinir of
nen divine, will be regarded as out of
ilace in a world that has been releemed
by the Son of God. There Is
lothincr but moral anarchy outside of
he realm of God's authority.
The whole sum of life is service?
ervice to others, and not to self.
Self is a narrow space. I wish to
peak to the young men who have
ust opened the door of life, aud to the
?ld men who are just before the door
hat opens to a life beyond. Life is not
in existance for self. It is this service
hat is the grand exponent of a sucsessful
life may attain is to see how
nuch a life may accomplish foi the
lettering of humanity.
Preliminary Slops I.ookitiir to Hie
Establishment of Water Works.
A mass meeting of cltlzenH was held In the
!nnrt Houkr vesterdftv eveninc for tlio mir.
lose of hearing report of committee appoint>d
to look in to the water-works systems of
ieveral live towns in this State and Georgia.
Capt. L. W. While wan called to the Chair,
md J. C. Ellis was requested to act as Secreary.
The report of the Committee were exceedngly
encouraging aud the meeting Instructed
he Chair to appoint a committee of three to
>btain the necessary signatures of freeholders
equestlng the City Council to order an elecion
at aR early day as practicable authoring
the City Council to Issue bonds notexoeed
23,000, /or the establishment of a first clasB
lystem of water works.
The Chair appointed Judge K. E. Hill, Mr.
lames Chalmers and Mr. A. W. .Smith the
Jommlttee to obtain the signatures.
J. C. Ellis, Secretary.
W. F. Croxs' I.ocn!*.
Dried California peaches.
Heing's prepared mustard.
Dunham's Bhred cocoanht.
Thurber's sliced pineapple.
Thurber's grated pineapple.
Heing's celery sauce.
Cucumber pickles, 10c per dozen.
A delicious tea at 40c per pound.
Okra and tomatoes, 31 per dozen.
3 lb- can tomatoes, SI per dozen.
Good starch, 5c per pound.
Pure older vinegar at 30c,
| DU MAURIER'S ONE TROUBLE.
Ever Since Yonth He Hhb Been Threatened
With Loss of Sijrht.
j In the courso of n talk Du Maurier described
a tragic affair that occurrod at the
Antwerp acadomy, wliorehe was studying
under Do Keyser and Van Lerius. "Ib
Was on a day in Van Lerius* studio," he
said, "that tho great tragedy of my life
The voice of IM Maurier, who till then
had been chatting with animation, suddenly
fell, and over his face came an indefinable
expression of mingled terror and
?nfrnr and sorrow.
"I was drawing from a model, when
suddenly the girl's head seemed to me to
dwindle to the size of a walnut. I clapped
my hand over my left eye. Had I been
mistaken? I could see as well as ever.
But when, In its turn. I covered my right
eye, I learned what had happened. My
loft eye had failed mo. It might be altogether
lost. It was so sudden a blow that
I was as thunderstruck. Seeing my dismay,
Van Lerius came up and asked me
what might be the matter, and when I
told him ho said that it was nothing; that
he had had that himself, and so on. And
a doctor whom I anxiously consultod that
same day comforted mo and said that the
accident was a passing one. However, my
eye grew worse and worse, and tho fear of
a total blindness beset me constantly.
That was tho most tragic event of my life.
It poisoned all my existence."
Du Maurior, as though to shake off a
troubling obsession, rose from his chair
and walked about tho room, cigarette in
' In the spring of 1859 we heard of a
great specialist, who lived in Dusseldorf,
and we went to see him. He examined
my eyes and said that, though the left eye
was certainly lost, I had no reason to fear
losing the otjier, but that I must be very
careful and not drink beer or eat cheese,
and so on. It was very comforting to
know that I was not to be blind, but I
have never shaken off the terror of that
"My life was a very prosperous one from
the outset in London. I was married in
irrs nnd mv wifu and I nover once knew
financial troubles. My only trouble has
been ruy fear about my eyes. Apart from
that I have been very happy."?Westminster
PASSING OF THE GYPSY.
Romany Ryes Gradually Disappearing:
From the Haunts of Men.
The gradual disappearance and extinction
of that picturesque vagabond, the
genuino, simon pure gypsy, has caused
much comment, but the reason for the dying
out of the old race is somewhat difficult
to find. There are probably more
roving, wandering vagabonds in tho world
today than ever before, but a real Romany
is seldom found even in England, where
he formerly flourished. In this country
real gypsies were never numerous and are
today loss so than ever before. They are
occasionally met with, but the bands are
either very small, or are composed of horse
trading scamps and fortune tolling "fakirs,"
who have not a drop of the Romany
blood in their veins.
In the old days the gypsy impressed himself
and his personality on the literature
and the art of the countries in which he
roamed. It was a poor novel that did not
introduce a gypsy fortune teller, and a
poor play that did not have at least one
child stolen by gypsies, while the artists
fairly reveled in studies and sketohes of
gypsy maidens. But tho gypsies of today
do not indulge in any-child stealing proclivities,
although they occasionally make
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ohildron, they usually have enough of their
own not to bother their heads and risk
their liberty by stealing those of other
A band of gypsies which appeared In the
province of Quebec the other day actually
tried to sell thoir own children, arguing
that times wore so poor that they were no
longer able to provido for the little ones.
So it can readily be seen that tho day of
the gypsy is past. If he ever had any usefulness,
he has long ago outlived it.?
Qneen Bess and Her Sailors.
Queen Elizabeth personally liked her
sailors and their way of life. She had all
a woman's love of the adventurer. They
brought her money, finery and flattery,
and she dearly loved" all three. But they
Buited not only her tastes, but hor policy.
There was a mutual understanding between
them. If, for reasons of state, it
was necessary to disown their privateering
feats, even when they were triumphantly
successful, they must reckon on her hard
words and black looks. If it was safe to
acknowledge them, they were rewarded
with open smiles and favors. Thoroughly
characteristic, for example, was her treatment
of Francis Drake when the ever
glorious Pelican came home, leaving a
wake behind her which went right round
the world. He had laughed at Spanish
protests, plundered Spanish treasure,
towns and ships, with the light hearted
audacity of the gentleman bandit, and
anchored at Plymouth with an El Dorado
in his hold and the shouts of admiring
England in his ears.
Mendoza, the Spanish embassador, furiously
demanded that "the dragon" should
be forced to disgorge his plunder. But it
suited the quoen to teach the Spaniard a
lesson?that if his master encouraged Irish
rebels she would encourage English privateers.
Drake was the lion of her court.
She ostentatiously walked about with him
in the publio gardens. The Pelican was
the scene of a royal banquet, and Gloriana
made rough Francis one of her knights.?
Playing For a Deaf Man.
A long and a bitter struggle he had,
this Anton Rubinstein, before he secured
his fame and his fortune. He used to delight
in showing his'friends the portrait
of an old man who once bought all the
tickets that were sold for one of his juvenile
recitals. And he had even a better
story than this. At Nijni Novgorod,
irneu no was oniy 10, no g?v? u uuuvoru
which attracted an audience of only one.
Brilliantly the little fellow played for two
hours, but not the slightest applause was
forthcoming. Then he stopped and addressed
his audience politely, asking if his
playing did not deserve a little encouragement.
The dilettante leaned forward to
catch the words addressed to him, and the
young pianist was stupefied to find that
his only listenor was as deaf as a post!
This singular person used to frequent the
concerts to conceal his infirmity.?Chambers'
Not So Very Unexpected.
ii ? -l_ .1 a ,1? ...111 mlnn?"
auik, uutiiuab nuu, vyaia juu w
"Oh, Charles, this is 60 unexpected!
You mtst givo me a little time."
"How long, darling?"
"Oh, I will just call mamma. She Is
waiting in the next room."?Fliegende
You may, by some act, forfeit the
respect of your friends and still retain
respect for yourself. When self respect
is lost you are poor indeed.
When prejudice comes in at the
door reason flies out at the window.
The man who waits for better tools
with his hands in his pockets is not
worth the tools he already owns.
Take firm, smooth tomatoes, wipe,
cut in slices half inch thick, dip in
beaten egg, sift over bread crumbs,
season with salt and pepper and fry in
ROMANS LIKE SECRECY.
Do Not Want Strangers to See Their
It seems to be a part of the real simplicity
of the Italian Latin to put on a
quite useless look of mystery on all occasions,
and to assume the air of a conspirator
when buying a cabbage, and more
than one great foreign writer has fallen
into the error of believing the Italian
character to be profoundly complicated.
One is apt to forget that it needs muoh
deeper duplicity to maintain an appearance
of frankness under trying circumstances
than to make a mystery of one's
marketing and a profound secret of one's
cookery. There are few things which the
poor Italian more dislikes than to be
watched when he is buying and preparing
his food, though he will ask any one to
share it with him when It is ready, but be
is almost as prone to hide everything else
that goes on inside his house unless he has
fair warning of a visit and full time to
prepare himself for it.
This is perhaps not entirely a race peculiarity,
but rather a survival of mediffival
life as it was all over Europe. There are
pretty clear indications in our own literature
that the ladies and gentlemen of two
or three hundred years ago did not like to
be caught unprepared by inquisitive visitors.
The silks and satins in which they
are portrayed would not have lasted a lifetime,
as they did, if they had been worn
every day. As for the cleanliness of those
times, the less said about it the better.
In Home there was a long period during
which not a single aqueduct was in working
order, and it was a trade to clear a sapply
of water out of the Tiber from a portion
of the yellow mud by letting it settle
in reservoirs, and to sell it in the streets
for all household purposes. Who washed
in those days? It is safer to ask the question
now than it would have been then.
Probably those persons washed who were
the fortunate owners of a house well or a
rainwater cistern, and those who had
neither did not. Perhaps that was very
much the same all over Europe. It is certainly
to the credit of Trastevere that it is
not a dirty place today by Italian standards.?Marion
Crawford in Century.
MARY ANDERSON'S WARDROBE.
When She Had bat One'Stage Co?tnme
For Five Five Act Plaja.
Three months elapsed between Mary
Anderson's first appearance on the stage
and her second performance, "a heart
breaking interval," writes Mrs. De Navarro
in The Ladles'Home Journal. Manager
Macauley of Louisville then offered
her his theater again for a week, and she
presented the chief roles in five plays?
"Fazio," "The Hunchbaok," "Evadne,"
"The Lady of Lyons" and "Romeo and
Juliet." Of her first week's engagement
she writes: "At the end of the week I was
in debt to the manager for the sum of tl,
the house having been large enough only
to cover the running expenses. All I had
gained by a week of hard work was a sad
j heart and a very 6ore throat. Besides,
creditors became unpleasantly Importunate,
for my scanty wardrobe was not yet
paid for. This consisted of a white satin
dress, simply made, which did service for
all the parts. It sparkled in silver trimming
for Juliet, was oovered with pink
roses for Julia, became gay In green and
1 gold for Evadne and cloudy with white
I lace for Pauline. The unfortunate gown
owed its many changes to the nimble and
' willing fingers of my mother, who spent
much time each day in its metamorphoses.
"A train of velveteen, a white muslin
dress and a modern black silk gown,
which, like Mrs. Toodles, we thought
'would be so useful,' but which had to be
discarded after Its first appearance, completed
my wardrobe?surely a meager one
for five plays of five acts each, requiring
j at least 12 gowns. We bad built up
finanoial as well as artlBtio hopes for that
week and were disappointed in both. But
It proved more successful than was at first
thought, for shortly after, Ben De Bar,
one of the greatest Falstaffs of his time,
engaged me for six nights at his St. Louis
theater. At the end of that time I found
myself In his debt forthesumof 1600, but
the houses had steadily Improved, and the
press was filled with long articles enthusiastio
about the present and full of predictions
about the future."
The SwIm Bands.
The Swiss bands marched to the muslo
of fife and drum or of their own voices,
the notation of one of their marching
songs being still preserved. The forest
cantons al60 sent a horn with their companies,
whioh instruments were known
by nioknames, Bull of Url, Cow of Qnterwalden,
and the like. Their sound was
long a note of terror to the men of Austria
and Burgundy, and made a grand
rallying cry for the Swiss in aotion. But
apart from this, these horns appear to be
the origin of tbe bugle borne wmon sun
appear on the appointments of our light
infantry, and have displaced the drum as
the distinctive instrument of the foot boIdier.
Kaoh company of course had a flag
of its own, which on march or in action
was posted in the center under a guard of
halberds. Whence the main body sometimes
was oalled by the name of the pani
ner (banner.) The Swiss were distinguished
by the small size of their flags;
the landsknechts, on the oontrary, to accentuate
the difference between themselves
and their hated rivals, carried enormous
ensigns, and made great play with them.
Other nations chose a happy mean between
Uniform was of course a thing virtually
unknown in the fourteenth and fifteenth
centuries, though the Swiss, if we are to
trust old woodcuts, wore the white cross
I on a red ground even at Sempach.?MacI
A little girl went with ber mother to see
a lady wlio was an assiduous collector of
ohlna, and in whose parlor were cabinets
filled with her trophies, besides odd plates
and dishes, bearing indisputable marks of
age, which hung in conspiouous places on
i The child sat quietly during the long
oall, and while her mother and the china
collector talked of matters of mutual Interest
she looked about her with big, wondering
| "Mamma," she said thoughtfully as she
was getting ready for bed that night,
"don't you feel sorry for poor Mrs. Haskell
without any kitohen?"
"Without any kitohen, child? What do
! you mean?" asked her mother.
I "Why, didn't you see?" asked the little
girl In a tone of great surprise. "She has
I t.n i-oon nil hnr rilnhflfl in the Darlor."?
Miss Passe?Dear me! One cannot
tross the street withont a lot of horrid
men staring at one.
Maud Ethel?They don't look more
! than once, do they, dear??Cincinnati Enquirer.
The best cream sugar corn 10 cents can at
A.M. Hill & Sods.
Our aromatic blackberry cordial is a sure
cure lor dlorrboea at Speed's.
Vichy water Is good for dyspepsia, heart
I bum and all stomach troubles. At Speed's.
I Another oar load each of the celebrated
Studebaker and Mllburn wagons just received
by A. M. Hill <& Sons.
' Ho ; ball players. I am ready for you with
balls, bats, mitts, masks, and shoes, come and
see me. A. B. Morse.
Shoes. Do you wear ohoea? Then you
should see those shoes at McDavld's. He can
fit yoa In any kind of shoe, at any price.
Try him before you buy.
Ask Central for Store, No.
" " " Residence, No,
Will Aim All Calls Prompt!
We have an elegant stock of
and prices will not be a considera
during the dull season. Thankii
generous public for their liberal ;
ronage, we are
Yours Very Respectful!
Telephone No. Store,
The State of South Carolina* j
A RRF.VTT.r.P'. rniTVTY.
Citation for Letters of Administration.
BY R. E. HILL, ESQ., JUCGE OF PROBATE.
\*7HEREAS, J. J. JOHNSON has toade
** suit to me, to grant him Letters of Administration
of the Estate and effects of J. G.
JOHNSON, late of Abbeville County, deceased.
These Are Therefore, to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred and creditors of
the said J. G. JOHNSON, deceased, that they
be aDd appear before me, In the Court of Probate,
to be held at Abbeville C. H.,on the 18th
day of June, 1896, after publication hereof, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon to show cause If
any they have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal of
L. S. the Court, this 3rd day of June, In the
year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-elz and In the 120th year
of American Independence.
Published on the 10th day of June, 1896, In
the Press and Banner and the Court House
door for the time required by law.
B. E. HILL,
Judge of Probate.
June 10,1896, tf
wjEVIER DANSBY, aged fifteen years, left
7 the Colored College at Greenwood about
hree weeks ago. He Is of a glngercak color,
blctc foot, wears a number eight, shoe, is slow
o speak. He wore a brown suit of clothes
vhen be left. His parents live at White Hall,
ind will give a liberal reward for Ills recovery.
For further particulars apply to
E. Z. SEYMOUR,
Greenwood, S. 0.
June 10, 1896,3t*
ffintlroj College Scholarships
PACH COUNTY IN THE STATE IS ENEj
titled to as many scholarships In the
Wlnthrop College at Rock Hill as it has rep'esentallves
In the House of Representatives.
These scholarships will be awarded upon a
mmnallliDa oTiimlnatlnn tSl hp hplfl fit tllH
Jounty Court House on .fuly 30th, at 9 a. m.
Applicants must be not less than fifteen
rears of age and must have a good knowledge
if the common school branches.
The expenses of attendance do not exceed
S8.50a month for board, tarnished room, beat,
Igbt and washing.
For further Information and a catalogue,
President D. B. Johnson,
Bock Hill, S. G.
May 27, 1890, tf * '
rpHE BEST SHIRTS IN
the market, positively
Rpriiir?A<1 to 55 Cents.
S. HILLMAN, Manager.
49*NEXT DOOR TO DISPENSARY."?*
Abbeville, S, C.
5 SHARES STOCK IN GREENWOOD
K SHARES STOCK IN GREENWOOD
O OIL MILL.
May 27,1896, tf Greenwood, S. C.
A. M. Hill A Bona Local*.
Keep your horses, cows, sheep and hogs
healthy by using our "International Stock
Food," which Is alro a sure prevention of hog
cholera. 3 feeds lor one cent. Only 60 cents a
Poultry fanciers will greatly enhance the
| value of their poultry blnis, increasing lar?e
ly IU6 prOQUUUUU Ui CKK" UJ UDIUH uui ?v?.try
Food. Your young chicks will be strong
and vigorous. Only 35 cents a package. It Is
also a sure prevention and cure for cholera.
If you value tbe life of your horse, get a
bottle of Dr. Sloan's Sure Colic Cure.
Try our International Worm Powders (or
your stock. It will do the work.
We sell Dr. Sloan's celebrated Nerve and
Bone Llneamentg?good for man and beastChill
and Fever Remedy, quick cure, condition
powders. Every farmer should keep
such goods on hand, and be ready for any ememergency.
Try Silver Pine Healing Oil for any and all
kinds of cuts, bruises, sprains and swellings
incident to horse flesh. These goods are fresh
and pure and will do what they claim. Try
them and you will be pleased.
A mow R .Horse Local**.
I have a keg of fine cucumbers for pickling,
that I will sell for the next 30 days at 3.-4 cent
a piece. Housekeepers take note.
Justin a nice lot of fresh salmon, lunch
tongue, chipped beef white fish in barrel &o.
Ask for worcestersbrle sauce, duckear salad
dressing tomato ketchup chow-chow pickle
at the store of. Amos B. Morse.
Fine canned peaches at 15 and 2D cent a can.
An elegant luuchen dish, arraons lunch
Celluloid starch is something new for
laundry purposes. Everybody who has washing
to do or be done should post themselves
in regard to it.
r<oit?ini<i Bfuroii in easily Drenared. reaulres
o cooking and gives the very'best results.
Ask Amos B. Morse for celluliod starch try
It once and you will want It again.
A new lot buggy umbrella's and parasols in
Straw hats, straw hats, straw hats! Come
and get one.
Local* W. Joel Smith A Hon.
We still have plenty of straw hats and negligee
shirts. Call and be supplied.
We are closing out a small lot of white
vests and gents slippers at about 50 cents on
the dollar. Smith <& Son.
Bear In mind our '-Bull Dog" breeches.
They are the best on earth for worklngmen.
Don't forget fruit Jars. W. Joel Smith
Son can supply you.
"Bull Dog" knee pants are the best for boys.
They will not rip. For sale only by W. Joel
Smitn <fc Son.
We have a very large stock of 4-4 Sea Island
and it is going like "hot cakes" at 5 cents per
yard. It is a genuine bargain. W. Joel
Smith &. Son.
Fruit Jars. Now is the time to buy fruit
Jars, anil we have the best. Call and get a
supply. W. Joel Smith & Son.
. You Ne<
* | COFFIN AND CASKET
O. P. HAMM
We wish to run down our stock and
our Summer Stock must go. Call and
beautiful styles in
. . Ladies' and Gents
A tremendous STOCK OF HARNI
King us up on Long Distance Phone i
L. W. Whiten Locals.
I have received large accessions to my stock
of dry goods during the last week.
I have recently bought largely bieacbed
and unbleached homespuns, bieacbed and
unbleached sheetings. I bave some specially
good bargains to offer In this line. I bave
bieacbed goods from 5 cents a yard to 10 cent p.
but I can give you the best bleaching at 8
cents you ever bought at that price.
I have a splendid line ol table linens,
damasks napkins and (ringed deylles. Examine
my stock of these goods,
Some things that are very cheap.
My bieacbed homespun at 5 cents a yard.
My sea Island homespun at 5 cents a yard.
1U rr nil tin rro at A /inn t a a va rH
xja. j UUWU5D ow v vu u 10 ? j at Ui
My wblte lawn at 5 cents a yard.
My ginghams at 5 cents a yard.
My indigo blue prints at 5 cents a yard.
L. \Y. Wblte.
To arrive tbls west, lace cover lor parasols,
extra parasols und all parts for baby carriage*.
J. D. Kerr.
We will have the following in In about ten
days: Jointless fancy and cotton map Japanese
matting In rolls In 8 and 10 foot length,
colors, walnut, mahogany and oak, moquito
canopies, etc. J. D. Kerr.
See our lot of eastes, pictures, shades, and
curtain rods in oak and enamel finish.
J. D. Kerr.
See our 24x24 Inch polished oak table at 81.60
The cheapest thing on earth for the money.
We have the best bed spring on earth for
the money, sold exclusively by us and guaranteed
by the manufacturers for five years.
Plenty of them now In use and can furnish
more testimonials. If yon are not satisfied
money refunded. J. D. Kerr.
We are selling mattresses. Why? Because
we give you-the best mattress for the money.
nni> Una nnniolna Halt* h 11 air anH nnf.fYin ami
straw Is complete. Give us your order.
J. D. Kerr.
If you have a picture you want framed or
one enlarged bring it to us. Satisfaction guaranteed.
J. D. Kerr.
Locals C. P. Hammond A Co.
Nature's nap Is over. It has awakened
from Its winter sleep and put on Its spring
gp.rb. Men and women are like nature, for
tbey also need spring clothing. To start at
tbe bottom, tbey cannot do better than buy a
patr of J. B. Lewis Co.'s "Wear-Resistere"
shoos that Messrs. C. P. Hammond & Co.are
selling. They have a complete line of all the
latest spring styles.
Lap dusters In all styles at C. P. Hammond
See those beautiful slippers at C. P.Hammond
& Co. Drew Selby & Co.'s make.
We are working to please you. Making
harness at low prices and we want to see you.
C. P. Hammond & Co.
It certainly does not require an X ray for
you to see tbat my prlc?s on furniture, etc.,
are way below all competitors. J. D. Kerr.
If you need anything In the furniture line
call on or write to me. Distance no obstacle
to my trade. A courteous and prompt reply
is always returned. J. D. Kerr.
Get you a mosquito canopy. We have them
and are selling them too.' The third shipment
Jvret arrived. J. D. Kerr.
If you need window shades, curtain rods,
matting, wall paper, or anything in the furniture
line, I can supply you. We challenge
competition on prices. J. D. Kerr.
II you have a picture you want enlarged or
framed, bring it to us. Work guaranteed.
J. D. Kerr.
Remember we are prepared to down all
competition on prices, quality, style and finish
of furniture. Give us a call. J. D. Kerr.
L. W. White's Locals.
I have some floe bargains this week. Great
reduction in silks for waists. Call and see
ibem. I have also reduced the price of silk
striped challles to 15c per yard. Former price
25 cents. These are very desirable goods and
a great bargain at the price at which they are
Just received another baleol that yard wide
Sea Island unbleached homespun at 5 cents a j
Bleached homespuns of all grades from 5 |
cents to 10 cents a yard. Also a good line of
lull width sheetings.
I have at last succeeded in getting the very i
article needed for covering buggy umbrellas, j
It is a heavy clotli one yard wide and in four
colors, slate,green, blue and brown. The supply
will not last long. Call at once.
Remember my brand of black hose, "Our
Leader." when in need of anything of this'
kind. Price 20 cents a pair, good yalue even j
at 25 cents.
I have just received another supply of 40 j
inch buggy umbrellas. Prices lower than ev-1
I am receiving new goods every week. I
expect to keep up my stock all through the
summer. Any one in need of goods can always
get what they want out of my stock.
In order to make room for my fall stock,
from this time I will offer great bargains in
ready-made clothing. Persons in need of
goods in this line will And it to their interest
to look at my bargains.
I offer for sale a very choice and well selected
stock of floor mattings and rugs. The
styles are beautiful and the prices low.
L. \V. WHITE.
Way Side Inn grated pineapple.
Thurbers sliced pineapple.
Henry's prepared pineapple.
Henry's celery sauce.
Surry pickels, East India plckels.
Salmon 10c per can.
Soda In bulb, 7 lbs. for 25c.
Fancy patent tlour in J) and -18 lbs. sacks.
Dried apples at 5c per pound.
The biggest 10c plug of tobacco in town.
A fresh lot of candies.
A splendid cake of laundry soap for 4c.
Starch, 5 pounds lor 25e.
Pork and beans for 10c. W. F. CROSS.
iVlcDIll & Lyon have received their second
shipment of baby carralges, they have them
upholstered In ull colors and can suit anybody.
You will save money and get some-i
thing stylish by patronizing them.
Cohen's spring stock has begun to come In
and It will pay you to see them before buying.
<fc LYON. ||
Si' OXFORDS Jj
JEAP AT- J
:OND & CO.M
I get ready for the FALL GOODS and
see us. We have a full line and some
s' summer snoes. . .
SSS on hand and prices rock bottom.
and get prices.
P. HAMMOND & CO. 1
Locals Amos B. Horse.
"Dove" brand California hams.
"Dove" brand breakfast bacon.
"Goldene" or "Gold Dust" In small packages,
3c or two lor Sc. A great cleanser and In
"Clalrette" soap, bIx for 25c. Equals octagon
In quality and beats It In quantity. ,
All sizes of "Terrell's" Improved sweeps,
latter part of the week. This valuable cheap . . ..33
sweep Is carrying tbe day.
Another lot of fancy lemons In today.
See here! The preserving season Is almost SBy^-gj
bere and so am I right along with it, and of- 91 '&jSi
ferine you 16 pounds of granulated sugar for
SI. Fruit Jars and Jelly glasses at prices in
tbe reach of every buyer.
16 pounds of preserving granulated sugar
25 pounds ol good rice $1.
1 dozen cans 3 pound tomatoes 91. -'j$30
12 3-pound cans grated pineapple, splendid Mpfl&l
for flavoring and cooking, $1.25.
Icre cream freezers 8150, S1.75,82 and on up.
but not too high for any size. These are the
best standard freezers. . jg3M[
Poultry wire by the roll, 150 lineal feet, very -H '3sB
cheap, or cut In any desired length. - Another
lotof croquet sets. Yousboaldget
one for the little folks.
Barbed wire the best four point, galvanized,
and staples for putting it up.
Lemons always on band, also fresh candles
and crackers. . :MS
Fly fans, fly fans, fly fans. Don't let the flies ^.$38
bother you at table or napping.
A fresh lot of hammocks Just received.
A line of hosiery that can't be beaten in
A good half hose at 5c. A No. 1 half hose,
any color, 10c. * -v ;*"jga
Ladies hose, black, blue and any other color
you may wish. You should see our ladies IGo
A pretty line of ladles and gents handkerchiefs.
See the ladles handkerchief at Sc. >
Towels from 5c to 25c. The 10c and 15o towels
iittW5 ttuu capes at a iuw uguio. vypw
Remember we sell calico at 5c a yard, also
apron ginghams 5c, and tbe best dress ginghams
at 6}^c. 1
A big lot of white homespan, drills, check
homespun, bleaching, &c., all of which I will
sell cheap. - ;>,?
Spool thread 35o dozen.
Go to Bruce's for ice cream. ['[
Bruce's ice cream is all 0. K. ^
Bruce will furnish you with ice cream by
tbe glass or gallon. .
: ? .. ^
For the House. 7.^4
We are authorized to announce Hon. D. H.
Maglll as a candidate for re-election to the
House of Representatives, subject to the aotlon
of tbe Democratic primary.
For .Solicitor. '/:'i
I hereby announce myself a candidate for
Solicitorol the Eighth Judicialuircuuoi mis v
State, subject to the Democratic primary election.
B. M. SHUMAN.
Geo. E. Prince, Esq., of Anderson, S. C.,
hereby announces himself a candidate for Solicitor
of the Eighth Circuit, subject to the
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for re-election to the office of Solicitor of the
Eighth Judicial Circuit of Sooth Carolina,
subject to the action of the Democratio party
In the primary election. M. F. ANSEL.
For School Commissioner.
We are authorized to announce Dr. E. R. Ed.
wards as a candidate for School Commissioner,
subject to the Democratic primary.
We are authorized to announce W. T. Milford
as a candidate for re-election to the office
of School Comlssloner, subject to tke action
of the Democratic primaries.
We are authorized to announce W. A. LANIER
as a candidate for School Commissioner,
subject to the Democratic primaries.
We are authorized to announce Capt. John
Lyon as a candidate for re-eleetlon to the office
ol County Supervisor, subject to the action
of the Democratic primaries.
We are authorized to announce R. H. ARMSTRONG
as a candidate for Couniy Super
visor, subject to the Democratic primaries.
I announce mynelf a candidate for the office
ol Supervisor ol Abbeville county, subject to
the Democratic primary. M. N. Patterson.
We are authorized to announce J. E. J ones
as a candidate for Sheriff of Abbeville couo
ty, subject to the action of the Democratic
We are authorized to announce Capt. W. D.
Mann as a candidate for Sheriff of Abbeville
county, subject to the action of the Democrat*
We are authorized to announce Capt. F. W.
R. Nance as a candidate for re election to the
office of Sheriff of Abbeville county, subject
to the action of the Democratic primaries.
We are authorized to announce T. P. Millford
as a candidate for the office of County
Auditor, subject to the action of the Democratic
We are authorized to announce W. W. Bradley
as a candidate for re-election to the office
of Auditor of Abbevlle county, subject to the
action of the Democratic primaries.
We are authorized to announce J. D. Carwile
as a candidate for County Auditor, subject
to the Democratic primaries.
For Clerk of Court.
We are authorized to announce Mr. Thos. L.
Moore as a candidate for Clerk of the Court of
Abbeville county, sub|ect to the action of the
We are authorized to announce R. R. Hemp
bill as a candidate for election to the office of
Clerk of the Court of Abbeville county, subject
to the action of the Democratic party.
We are authorized to announce W. R. Bullock
as a candidate for re-election to the office
ot Clerk of the Court of Abbeville county,
subject to the action of the Democratlo primaries,
. - .