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'The Press and Banner.
BY HUGH WILSON,
ABBEVILLE, S. C.
Published every Wednesday at 82 a
year io butwivo.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1899.
Tbe Way the "Sharp Advance" Didn't
x There Is a Arm Id New York that seems to
v? take a great Interest In tbe personal welfare
of people hereabout Last Sunday, at tbelr
own expense, they 6ent tbe following telegram
New York, Deo. 17,1899.'
Press and Banner, Abbeville, 8. C.:
Considering news of British reverses In
Transvaal and the flnanoial situation In New
York the cotton market has acted extremely
well, and with the slightest improvement In
the conditions named will advance sharply.
Receipts below smallest estimates, and crop
looks shorter than ever.
Price, McCormlck & Co.
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Juonaay ummct uumu > ??
downward. losteadof going up the price was
quoted at a figure 28 points (28-lOOths) lower
tban on Saturday. The gentlemen who bad
telegraphed us on Sunday may have thought
an explanation necessary, and so sent the following
New York, Deo. 19, 1899.
Editor Press and Banner:
Stock market's panic adversely affected cotton
today, but woist seems over. Understand
aotion will be taken by Secretary of Treasury
and New York clearing house that will avert
any trouble tomorrow. Market seems to
have Been bottom today.
Price, McCormick & Co.
The reader Is left to draw his own conclusions.
The conflicting advioesas to the future of
cotton Is oonfnslng, and we are beginning to
question the reliability of the information of
the New York speculators as to the probable
future of cotton. This editor has set hi* faoe
against all new-comers in the cotton business,
and shall In the future, as In the past, rely
upon the advice of local prodncers.
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There can be little doubt of the ability and j
the energy of the State Superintendent of Education,
bat it 1b quite likely that his energy
In perfecting hie ideal reforms may bring opposition
to him next Summer.
If he has enforced bis measures In other
counties, as he has done, or attempted to do.
In this oounty, the teaobers and their friends
V will likely have an inning next August.
One Injustice of his official course lies In his
attempt to enforce the attendance of teachers
upon bis Summer Schools. '
Another injustice lies in the formulating of
different seta of questions for teachers.
His role seems to have been to prepare
questions for those who attended the Summer
School that anybody oould answer them.
A different rule, we bear, has been applied
to teachers who found It Inconvenient to at.
tend his Summer 8cbool. For that class of
teachers another set of questions was prepared
which questions some teachers could not
answer, and hence osefhl teachers have been
j ruled oat.
If oar Information Is correot, the dlserlml1
nation appears to be without warrant of law,
k without Jnotice, or even the semblanoe of fair
And If such a oourse has been pursued we
g think the people will see that the wrong is
ft . righted. I
Fine Work of the Fire Companies.
| Between seven and eight o'clock Monday
^ night the alarm ol lire was given. The hall
boase of the oil mill was on Are, the blaze
coming out In solid flame beneath the roof for
the whole lengih of the bonding, making a
great light. At first sight of the structure the
banding seemea 10 oe nopeiewiy gone,
the energetic and well directed efforts of the
lire companies soon bad tbe Are under con.
trol, saving not only tbe ball bouse, bat pre.
aecvlDg tbe oil mill from destruction. In appreciation
ol the lire company's good wort
k the crowd gave a loud cry of commendation.
Properly owners felt very, proud of tbe ex
cellent work of tbe lire oompanles and they
felt a greater decree of safety In tbelr own
possessions. In tbe past tbe town of Abbeville
has spent thousands of dollars In various
ways, but it seems to as that the water-works
and tbe Are oompanles are worth them all
combined. Tbe amount of property which
the fire oompanles have saved in tbe last two
years is three times tbe cost of tbe water
- , works. All honor to tbe promptness and
efflolenoy ol the Abbeville Fire Department
I Senetor Tillman lntrodacsd a bill In tbe
Senate providing for tbe Independence of tbe
' Philippine Islands as soon as a stable govern
ments could be formed. Of course Mr. Till
man knows that such a resolution will not
* pass. Tbe newspapers do not State whether
this was meant as a lick at his colleague, Sen
Beoaaae of Mr. Tillman's agency In establishing
tbe dispensary this newspaper would
, be glad to support htm for any office which
he might desire.
As a separate and Independent proposition,
this newspaper would vote for no Senator,
who would throw away an empire, or relinquish
our stronghold In tbe east.
When the people of the Philippine Island
become acquainted with us, they will not
want to dismember the union, but will be as
loyal as tbe people of California.
^ Our reepeoted contemporary, the Newberry
Observer, Is off tbe track again. Last week
that paper seemed to be under the impression
that there Is a public demand lor repeal of
' the dlspeusary law, or words to that effect.
If onr neighbor will think again, be will
recognise his error. Ab far as we have been
able to see there Is no popular demand for tbe
x repeal of tbe dispensary law. Tbe demand
which Is made tor tbe repeal of that law
comes from those who have always been demanding
tbat It be repealed. Judging from
the vote In the House of Representatives, tbe
demand ror inai repeal nas aooui ice some
backing tbat tbe famous tailors bad for tbeir
Tbe stores at Abbeville are onnsnally pretty
and inviting. Tbeir windows Bbow charming
displays of seasonable goods, and many a
body oannot well resist tbe temptation to
spend tbeir last cent of cash.
In addition, to tbe beanty of tbe goods, tbe
greatest of all inducements is offered in tbe
price. Polite and solicitous clerks will almost
overpower the timid customer, and so it
is tbat many pretty things are daily going into
tbe homes of the people, where tbe hearts
of grown folk and little children are made
glad and happy. *
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uooa jaage or votton nuis.
Some two weeks ago a gentleman from
North Carolina came to Abbeville, and asked
to -be shown through our cotton mill, a request
which waa most cheerfully granted.
The stranger said little, went away and his
real object was unknown until yesterdey
when notice was received at the mill office
tbat 928,000 worth of stock has been traoB'
ferred to him. The object of blB visit was to
Inspect the mill before Investing his money.
This Investment by n North Carolinian recalls
the song lb whlcb it 1b asserted tbat "the
y.'- richest man lo North Carolina la worth five
y tbQqmnd dollar*."
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now is the t
To Dismember the Union. |
The Democratic party tried to dismember (
the Union In 1860. It seems to as that the
same party is again martlallng its hosts for
the same purpose. 1
There is no definite information as to the
wishes of the majority of the people of the *
Philippines. We only know that ont of an
estimated population wbicb is nearly equal
to the population of the Confederate States, i
some 30,000 men have been Induced to e
take up arms against the Government of the
United Stales. J
The Confederate States wltb 13,000,000 (we ]
believe it was 13,000,000) put into the field
perbaps ten times as many soldiers as
Aguinaldo ever oommanded.
The Confederate States proved the uuanl- <
mlty of thought and aotlon. ,
The small army under Aguinaldo, if it
proves anything, proves that Aguinaldo represents
a very small minority of the lnhabl>
tants of the Philippine islands.
But the Democrats, as if to seal their fate,
and to Insure defeat, are sympathising with
the insnrgents, and are proclaiming their disloyalty
to the government by giving aid and
comfort to rebels.
Theirs is a fearful responsibility. On their
hands may rest the blood of thousands of our '
o.wn soldiers, without having other Influence 1
than the destruction of the people whom ;
they are luring on to their death.
The United States are as certain to control \
the islands as any human event in the future
can be, and those who would prolong the 1
struggle are only increasing the cost in blood '
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An Abbeville Man's Success.
Mr. L. W. Parker, native or Abbeville, bat I
now a citizen of Greenville, is one of the
most successful men in tbe city of his adopted
Following tbe advlBe wblch the Lord gave
to Abram, be left tbe borne and country of
bis fathers to make hlB own fortune, aad to
prove that he was.equal to the task, went oat
Into new fields for oonquest and success. \He 1
was snoceedlng splendidly at tbe law when 1
alluring Inducements led him to engage in 1
business enterprises. H1b first venture being 1
successful, he was Invited to higher and 1
greater Hoes of business. He Is now President
of a prosperous ootton mill?and to be
presldentof suoh a mill is a high place.
It now seems that through his own efijrts,
with the help of his ancle, Mr. T. J. Parker,
of Philadelphia, with Mr. Mllllken, taking a
hand, he Is to build a new mill In Qreeuvllle. i
hikvumui like this Is notable, and something!
for which Abbeville people should be proud.
Before another Issue or the Press and Banner
shall have gone to press the Christian,
world will have celebrated the birth of our
It Is proper and becoming that we should be
thankful In ourselves, and It Is the time of ajl
others for kindly offices to others. We may
not all be able to give glftB of great money
value but there are good gifts which oost 1
nothing In themselves, but which are worth
more than coronets?kind words. <
Christmas beiug one of the great festivals
In the religious calendar. It Is hoped that the ]
day may not be desecrated by cruelty and
The largest freedom should be given to InM/wwkn*
nl&aonrnn anA fho AhlMpon ohon IH ho
happy. Care and trouble will come soon -1
enough to them aad they should now bave
childish pleasure set down to their oredlt. ^
Some Facts In Reference to Onr Public
i Supt. Gilliam of the Abbeville Public
School last week made a report to the State
Superintendent of Education. Some of the
information oontalned In It will be of Interest
to the public.
Acts relating to the schools are found In
Statutes at Large Vols. 20, 21 and 22, pages
1196,147, and 364, respectively.
The area of the district Is 29 square miles,
18% square miles being outside the town
limits. In this district there Is properly to
the amount of $1,011, 711 In realty and person- ]
alty. Four mills special levy on this makes
an Income lor 1899, 1900 from this source of
$4086.84. The sohools opened In 1892. Tbere
are 9 trustees appointed by tbe qualified electors
of district. The trustees are, as follows
their terms expiring January, of the years
opposite their names:
W. A. Temple ton, 1900.
Jno. G, Edwards, 1900.
P. B. Speed, 1900.
Frank B. Gary, 1901, Seorctary.
J. F. Mlller,; 1901.
J. T. Robertson, 1901.
J. A. bmltb, 1902.
S. F. Kllllngsworth, 1902.
Jno. A. Harris, I9v2, Chairman.
The estimated population of district Is 7000.
Tbere are two school houses for whites and ]
one for negroes.
The enrollment last year was asu wniies auu <
258 negroes, total, 688.
There are ten teacners In the Graded Sobool \
one.in the Mill School, and lonr the Poplar,
Grove Graded School. Value oi the building, ]
furniture and grounds about 516,000.
Tne library contains 716 volumes, and Is (
valued at $398,23. No appropriation of public
funds has ever been made (or the books in the J
Enrollment of Tenth Grade Is 6 boys and 14 (
girls. The Graded Sonool runs nine months
of four weeks each. Average salary paid
women teachers 5365.50 la white schools.
Go to Coohran's for greoerlei. n 1
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SALE OF LAND.
IRACT NO. 2 OF THE "FLATWOODS"
>lBDtatloD of tbe Norwood Estate, containing
nore or less, Is offered for sale and will be
lold In small tracts If desired.
For lnformrtlon apply to H. H. Norwood or
robn S. Norwood at Dresden, or Calboun
Lila J, Norwood.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
county of abbeville.
PROBATE COURT. " ,
lames A. Praltt, as Administrator, Ao., Plaintiff,
against Mrs. Sallle Shirley, Thomas
F. Shirley, A. M. Shirley et. al., Defendants.
Complaint to Sell Lands to Pay Debts.
by virtue of an order from
the Probate Conrl in the above stated case,
[ will sell at Public Outcry at Abbeville Court
House, on TUESDAY, the seoond day of
JANUARY, 1900, being SALEDAY, lor
the payment of debts, tne following described
real estate belonging to tbe estate of
J. W. SHIRLEY, deceased, situate In
said State and County, to-wlt: All tbat tract
or parcel land, known as tbe homestead
3f said deceased, containing
One Hundred and Twenty-Seven
more or less, bounded by lands of Hugh Robinson,
deceased, James A. Prultt, T. B. Robinson
TERMS?One-half Casb, balance on a oredlt
of twelve months, with Interest from day of
sale, tbe credit portion to.be secured by bond
or purchaser and mortgage of the premises;
or, purchaser may have option of paying all
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers, stamps
R. E. HILL,
Dec. 12,1899. Judge Probate Court.
And Let Us Tell You
Finest line ever abown. 60tf. to 95.00.
Fork, Knife and Spoon, 25c., 35o., 00c.
SUT CRACKERS and PICKS,
8 pieces, 50c.
Fine band painted. $2 up.
Assorted colors, nana pamiea aecoratlODS,
POCKET and TABLE CUTLERY
In great variety.
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Handkerchiefs for Christmas
! 25 dozen nice quality
)f Lawn with lace edges with
'Via initial fn"r Ifln f1n7PTI
;aav auavama *va aw. w v.
aice quality of Lawn with
embroidered corners and initial
for 5c. Smith's Dry
Gtoods and Millinery.
Any one In need of a barrel ofvcanalatcd
lugar can sa?? money by calling on us.
W.Joel Smith <fc Son#
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For every pair of Kid Gloves so:
il.00 ones, we will give FEEE oi
'ase, in Cream, ?Jiue, wmte or xsrc
.re Ghiar antee d., tlie T5>
>ry Goods and
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yourself of the opportunity to buy Dress Go
on. S. D. G. & M.
"E?5 Santa Claus!
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YOU are hereby ordered to report at Milford-& DuPre's Drug Store to
inspect their line of
Toilet Cases, Work Cases, Manicure Cases,
Shaving Cases, Smoker's Sets, Fancy Inkstands,
Fine Perfumery, Christmas Books, Christmas Cards.
GOODS AND PRICES TO PLEASE ALL. jM.*
Yours obediently, ,
MILtFORD & nuFRE,
Phone 107. Officers Commanding.
Iw. Joel Smith & Son.1
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Santa Claus will make sj- c-i
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."S M next few weeks. Call and . g
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W. D. BARKSDALE.
1899 FA.LL SEASON 1899
IN DRY GOODS, SHOES, NOTIONS. PANTS, Ac., WE ARE RIGHT
iu liDe and want to show them to every one in Abbeville County. Have
gotten in a big lot of pretty glass ware at low prices. See our window of it.
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Une (Jar stoves, uooKiug auu ncauu^.
Don't you want a nice grate. Sewing Machines, see them. Trunks, Bags
and Satchels. Blankets of all kinds. Big lot of 5c. Outiugs, big lot of 5c.
Homespuns, big lot of Drills. When wantin.g any kind of goods come and
see what we have.
W. D. BARKSDALE,
150 pairs of Drummers Sample Sboe in ladies' and children's at $1.10, $1.25
and $1.50, regular price $1.25, $1.75 and $2.25. See this bargain.
WILD CHERRY COMPOUND
WILL. STOP THAT COUGII.
CUllES THAT COLD.
FRESH AT ?n
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The State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE.'
COUBT or COMMON PLEAS. > v
Edmonds T. Brown Co. eL aL, PUlntlffi
against B. Berrlan Allen, Dsvld K. Cooley
aa Alien & Cooley, Kelarah W. Allen, and
BY VIRTUE OP AN ORDER OP SAL1
made In the above stated ease, I will offer foi
sale at public outcry at Abbeville 0. EL, 8. C.
on Baled ay in JANUARY, 1900, (Tueeday
January 2nd,) wltbln the legal boon of sale
tbe following described property, situate It
said State and County, to-wlt : All tbat tract
or parcel of land, containing ?
Three Hundred and Five (30?
more or l^ss, bounded by lands of O. N. Wat
son, L. Scott, and others:
Also all tbat traet or parcel of laud contalc.
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Eighty-Two and One-Half (821-2
more or len, bonnded by lands of O. W
Speer. E. Power, and otbers:
* Also all that tract or parcel of land contain
Seventy-Five (75) Aores,
moire or lees, bounded by lands of Joe Brown
J. J. Fretwell, Geo.-Brown, and others:
Also all that tract or parcel of land oontaln
One (1) Aore,
more or less, In tbe town of Lowndesvllle
known as tbe Bbop lot and bounded by Mrs
T. Uatfer.'Dr. A. J.Speer, and Main Street:
Also alt tbat tract or parcel of land contain
One Hundred and Sixty-Five
more or leas, bounded by lands of Vm. Simp
son. J. T. Baskla. and others, known as tbi
TERMS OF SALE?One-balf caab, balano
on a credit of twelve months to b? secured b:
bond and mortgage, with leave to purobase:
to pay all caab. Parcbaser to pay for papers
WALTER L. MILLER,
Deo. 9,1899, Master.
The State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE.
COUBT or COMMON FLEAS.
V. D. Lee aod Mary E. Mcintosh, Plaintiffs
against Mrs. M. J. Martin and otbera, De
i By VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF 8ALI
made in ihe above slated case, I will offer to
sale at public outcry at Abbeville C. H., 8. C.
on 8aleday In JANUARY, 1900, (Tuesday
January 2nd,) within the legal hours of sale
the following described property, situate li
said 8tate and County to-wit: All that trac
or parcel of land, containing
Fifty-Nine  Aores,
more or less, bounded by lands of Jno.Browi
and Long Cane Creek.
TERM8 OF SALE?One-half cash, balaoa
on a credit of twelve months, with lnteres
from day of sale, secured by bond of purobaa
er and mortnage of premises, with leave t<
pay all Cash. Purchaser to pay for papen.
WALTER L. MILLER,
Dec. 9,1899. Maater.
The State of South Carolina
COUNTY OP ABBEVILLE.
COURT OK COMMON PLEAS.
Jennie L. Glbert et. a!., Plaintiff, against J
Louis Glbertet.al., Defendant?Partition.
i By virtue op an order op sali
I made In the above stated case. I will offer to
sale at public outcry at Abbeville C. H., S. C.
on Saleday In JANUARY, 1900, (Tuesday
.Tunuflrv 2nd.) tbe first Monday being a lega
holiday, within the legal boars of sale, th<
following described property, situate In sale
Ktute aud County, to wit; containing^
Seventeen  Acres,
more or less, bounded by lands of B. E. Gflbert
J. A. Leroy and the Porter pjace.
TERMS OF SALE?Casb.: Purchaser to paj
WALTER L. MILLER.
Dec. 12,1899. Master.
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COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE; )0jt
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V. D. Lee, Plaintiff, afloat A.T. Brown antt
| otlier?.?Foreclosure. V'v ?
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made In the above tlated ease, I will oflfer ftrir ]Ji:, |
. saleut public outcry at Abbeville C. H.,8.0\, rtM
on Saleday In JANUARY, 1600, (TuewH;r, V
January 2nd) wltbln the legal boon of Ml* ?.ji . $??
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1 aald Stale and dounly lo wit: All tbatira# \
| or parcel or Iaad, containing ^
1 One Handled and Sixty-Firt - ; , :r 1
(165) Aores, '
more or le?i, bounded by lands of JobnBraffllt 0 ^. - ;
Jobn F. Wldeman and J. J. Shank/ V
r TERMH OF 13 A.LE.?One: third caab, balane* C. ''4 J
onacredlt or twelve months, with lnterta^ " '/
- from day of sale until paid, aecnred by )t?oad
of purchaser and mortgage or pram la?b, with
. leave to pay all Caab. Purchaser to pay ft*.' . ^
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Deo. 9,1899, tf Maatarr . /
to Eat. |
- You CAN ALWAYS FIND MOST AjT*|g|||^B
thing yoa want to eat at Tboa. Thomson. ; "
Fresh Port Sansace, |
; MM Saw, J
; Meats of all Kinds.
ft- to tat Pitt, Itc. ,
' PROPER HEAD WEAR
for tbe ladles can always be found at our
establishment. We have
j* All Latest Fall Styles, j*
t We have gathered tbem from the centers of
aBblon, and they form a / V Si
GLORIOUS GALAXY -f|
* of good tblogs. Ladies, you can aive money.
patience, time, hy buying your MIDI- vj
I neryofua. For your own talla2
faction, pay as a visit.
:. Mrs. Mary Taggart. |
1 With every pair of Kid 1
i Gloves sold will be given a 1
If mall size Japanese Vase.' I
' This offer is good while they M
, last. The $1.00 Gloyes are
guaranteed - the 75c ones are '
not. Smith's Dry Goods and
'Millinery. -.?< '*