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ABBEVILLE, S. C.
4&*Pnbllshed every Wednesday at S2 a
year In advance.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1901.
Orthodox Marriage Notices.
j. There is often something funny about the
way in which marriage notices are printed.
There are some which merely state the names
of the contracting parties, the name of the
preacher, and the date upon which the event
But then there are variations. The art in
which some of the parties may correct any
report that may have gone abroad to the effect
that the contracting parties contemplates
a runaway match is notable. Without,
referring to any such proposed act on the
part of the lovers the notice will simply state
that they were married "at the home of the
But the correction of reports as to contemplated
runaway matches is as nothing when
oompared to the ordinary local notice of
those marriages which must be written up.
The custom now is, to Bay that a marriage is
"solemnized," and the word seems out oi
place with all tbat follows. The elaborate
decorations, the floral bell, the way the bridesmen
skipped down the alsie and "crossed
over," the manner in which the bridesmaids
danced toward the altar?are all described
witb very little variation. The squeaking ot
the organ announces the arrival of the twain
tbat are to be made one?metaphorically
sneakine. The nreacher then administer the
obligation, pronouncing the lovers man and
woman, declares that none but be who made
tbe thunder sball ever put tbe loving pair
asunder. He pronounces a benediction. In
these words, "May the ljord have mercy on
your souls," and tbe show Is over. The assembled
witnesses make for tbe doors, and
tbe bride and groom go about their business
of making each other bappy (or tbe remainder
of tbelr lives.
When the marriage 1b a home wedding tbe
"groaning" of tbe tables, tbe catalogue ol
presents, or wedding gifts, furnish Incidents
for soother chapter. Brides all beautiful and
lovely, while the bridegroom Is always one of
the best young men of the town, nearly as
well oonnected as tbe average defaulting bank
In the Legislature**.
In all assemblies there are men with a keen
sense of bumor. but tbe great mass of the
members never euepeet a Joke.
For instance: In the South Carolina Legislature
somebody proposed a law regulating
marriages. The author of the kill laughs In
his sleeve. Of course a number of member*
take him as serious, and in all earnestness,
fight or advocate the measure, never recognizing
Of all the needless bills that have
ever been presented, except to make fun
for the boys, the marriage license take*
the cake. No man has ever produced a
reason or fact which demands the enactment
of a bar to marriage or which Justifies legal
statutes which apply directly to the injury
of woman. All marriages licenses and all
divorce laws, or other laws interfering with
marriage is against woman, and against
A preacher sometimes undertakes to regulate
marriage by assuming to say that from
certain men and women the right of marriage
Bhould be denied as far as his ministerlal
office Is concerned. In case of runaway
maicnes, ior instances, 11 may oe sam ium
these extra good ministers of tbe gospel will
withhold the right of marriage. Marriage Is
honorable among all men, and If a woman
runs away with a man for the purpose of
marriage, the preacher assumes a feaiful
responsibility, In refusing to perrorm tbe
ceremony, and the act should be condemned
by all right-thinking people.
But the funny men are not all disposed to
throw obstacles in the way of marriage.
New members propose to repeal the lien law.
Of course this Is an old gag for which there is
no excuse, and of course tbe practical mem[JWf
bers set down on it?generally very hard.
That variety of statesmen who annually
brought np seed cotton, seems to have died
There is a variety or zealous servants of the
people who would tinker with the law in I
reference to Interest. Such efforts generally
die still born.
Oneofthebest bills that has been presented
to the Legislature was that of Mr. De
Brum wnicn purposes 10 protect, innocent ana
weak people from tbe temptations of hot
suppers and offers to shield us from the irresistible
beauty, loveliness and grace of those
who, on occasion, serve a nlckle's worth of
oysters for a quarter. Mr. DeBruhl will win
tbe hearts of all tbe susoeptlble young men
In all parts of tbe State,
News and Courier.
We received a few days ago a private letter
from a correspondent In one our lower coun\
ties In wbicb be stated that consumption was
very prevalent among the negroes In his
neighborhood, and asked for certain information
relative to the disease, and it is well
known in medical circles tbat it obtains to a
distressing extent among tbe same class of
population in a number of country districts
as well as in many of tbe cities and towns.
Some helpful light la shed on tbis condition
and tbe cause of it, we are sure, by tbe leading
artlole in tbe current number of the Bulletin
of tbe Nortn Carolina Board of Health, In
which an Instance is reported by Dr F. J.
Garrett, of Richmond County, in that State,
where a whole negro family consisting of "a
stout, healthy man wife 'and seven or eight
healthy children," died of the disease in rapid
jjii- succession as the result of moving Into an infected
Summarizing tbe report in a few words, Dr
Garrett reports tbat a negro man brought bis
Kick wife, having consumption, Into tbe bouBe
and she died there. A few months later, tbe
family first mentioned moved Into tbe house
and three months afterward, tbe father show
cuoiuuo ui un*iuu cuuirfrii'ieu tut) ui*e<tHc. A
little later "five or six where down" at once,
and the rest soon followed. In tbe end, all of
? tbe ten members of tbe family died. Dr Gar"rett
adds: "I never saw negroes In more
"perfect health than were these before movMoglnto
that infected house; they had nohere"ltary
taint at all." Our negro population Is
"being rapidly thinned out by this dreadful
i "disease, and tbe sooner tbe people are taught
"that consumption is contagious tbe better it
"will be for all of us."
Tbe moral which tbe bulletin points from
Ihls concrete example of tbe infectiousness of
the disease is the simple but pertinent one
"that : "No one should ever occupy a bouse,
"or sleep in a room, in wbioh there has been
"a case of consumption until it has been
When it is considered that this is seldom if
ever done In our cities and towns, in tbe case
of bouses or rooms in which a colored victim
of tbe disease has died, and Is never done In
country districts In such case, it is not surprising
that the disease is committing sucb
ravages among tbe colored people both in
town and country. It Is not more infections
In North Carolina tban in South Carolina
The lesson is plain that all local sanitary
authorities,attending physloians and humane
employers and landlords who desire to aid in
arresting tbe deadly ravages of the disease
among colored people subject to their care or
supervision, will see to It that the
emphatic recommendation of tbe
North Caroina Board is carried out
in even? case that comes under their attention.
Intelligent colored men will also greatly
aid in the same cause by warning their
people generally to-avold all Infected houses,
and rooms, as places of residence as they
would a pest house, until they have been
"thoroughly" disinfected and pronounced safe
by some competent authority.
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Call next Monday and see the embroderles
and wblte goods on sale at Haddon's.
Bargain Sale of kid and Bilk gloves, next
Monday at Haddon's.
Bargain Sale of shoes at Haddon's.
Bargain Sale, women's kid button and lace
? shoes, at Haddon's.
New black goods, cheviots, prunell and
mohairs, at Haddon's.
New silks for waist* at lladdons.
THE INDIAN SHOW.
Interview Willi Mr. Chapman ? IIIn
Gratitude to 4'harlentou, Wbone
ModeMy Saved the State 850,000?
The C'ountry Is Sure to Grow and
Prosper After the ExpoMltlon?
Great ReNult* from Abbpville'n
In a recent Interview with Mr. W. G. Chap
man, a Rood business man, of this
city be expressed great respect lor the
sincerely or Charleston In desiring to
benefit the whole State by her great Exposition.
Hetbougbtthe city was really unselfish
in the matter, and suggested that as
Charleston had considerable interest In Abbeville,
that it would be cheaper and more
desirable for Charleston to let Abbeville have
the Big Indian Show. If the Exposition
should be held in Charleston, as now contemplated,
that olty will be put to great expense
In providing a sufficient quantHy of good
water for visitors. Abbeville has already a
deep well from which tbe greatest quantities
of the purest water can be bad at the lowest
Our experience with the Street Carnival
last year bas been most satlstactory to those
of our citizens who put no money in It. The
advantages that bave accrued to the surrounding
towns since our Carnival have been
Greenwood has organized a bank, built an
oil mill, and the growth of her cotton lactorle8
has been great.
Columbia lias built ever so many cotton
mills, and thousands of people have flocked
to the city.
Woodruff is building a big cotton mill. A
big bank with Mr. A. w. Smith, as president,
has been organized.
A big cotton mill at Honea Path will go up.
Two banks are in successful operation In that
Due West caught the Inspiration and organized
McCormick built an oil mill, and opened a
Ninety-Six is to have h bank.
The little town of Laurens In spreading out,
and putting on city airs.
Some half dozen mills at Greenvlllo are
going up and the people rejoice lu Rtreet cars.
Belton is having a big mill built, and a
bank Is in operation.
Even the good old town of Anderson Is
waking up. Three cotton mills are in process
And Spartanburg's head is just dizzy aB a
result of progress.
It the overflow advantages from Abbeville's
Street Carnival had not gone abroad who
would dare predict the lonely condition thai
would hf\ve existed today In the neighboring
towns which now rejoice in their growth ana
prosperity. In Abbeville a Big Indian Show
would set us all crazy. Great Industrial enterprises
would rise and nourish like a green
bay tree In the city of Charleston. All visitors
to this city would be taken out for a ride
around the harbor, If a sufficient number ol
boats could be had. Distinguished guests
could in addition, be entertained at a banquet
or taken out for a ride to Little Mountain.
There Is absolutely no way of forecasting
the advantages of a Big Indian Show at Abbeville.
If our little Street Carnival for a week in
Abbeville was instrumental In working such
prosperity to the surrounding country, what
may we expect of a Great Big Indian Show
in Charleston that Is to last for six months?
Do you deny that the improvements just
enumerated were the result of our Street
Carnival ? If so, I would remind you of the
fact that for ages these improvements were
not made. They came very soon after the
Carnival. That is truth enough to satisfy aDy
"broad-minded edljor,"though it may be that
<ome narrow-minded citizens may doubt it.
You know that some people doubt everything,
even the birth of our Saviour.
Upon the subject of taxation Mr. Chapman
salcl he agreed with the Press and Banner in
gratitude to Charleston for not asking for
8100,000 for the Big Indian Show. He felt perfectly
certain tbat the people bad saved $50,
000 by the modesty of Charleston.
Mr. Cbapmau believes tbat mere is no Bincerety
In declarations against blgb taxes.
He cited as a reason tor nis belle t that tbe
people always vote to pile on tbe taxes whenever
tbere Is an opportunity. Even in tbe
Legislature, be says, tbe highest sums
named In tbe appropriations by tbe Legislature
Tbe Legislature refused to reduce tbe appropriation
for tbe Big Indian Sbow from $50,00)
to 535,000. Tbe Introducer of tbe economicresolution
was promptly laugbed out ol
Somebody wanted to reduce the appropriation
for buildings at Wiutbrop. He lelt like
a Silly Billy alter the vote bad been taken.
The proposition to appropriate 8200,000 for
Confederate veterans pasBed the House so
quick that their heads are in a whirl ol glory.
When the Senate raises tbe House a bean or
two and proposes 5300,000 for tbe old soldiers
the House of Representatives will realize
that tbey have been beaten at their own
No, Mr. Chapman said, neither tbe people
nor tbelr Representatives in tbe Llglslature
II Mr. Chapman could induce Charleston to
move her Big Indian Show to Abbeville LbeBe
old red bills would blossom with tbe choicest
Sowers, our biggest gulliest would teem with
Cherokee roses and be clothed with bermuda
grass. We could then pasture our cattle on
what are now red barren wastes, while new
built cities would rise and crown
the distant hills. Our great water powers
would be harnessed, electricity would light
our highways, while the bum of spindles and
tbe wblr of wheels would make delightful
music by'day, and their souDd of sootblDg
i ii 11 aKlcu omilH hrlrijr the hwhhIphI, sleeu
to weary pilgrims. Banks would cease to
require security lor the loan of money. Lean
dorses would grow fat, and honest men would
crowd our streets. Sickness and death would
be banished. Youth and beauty would dwell
with us forever.
To recur to the Charleston Exposition or
Qreat Big Indian Show. The benefits of that
Show will spread all over this Slate. From
the mountains to the sea, and from tbe Georgia
Cotlon Mills to the North Carolina Moonshine
Distilleries, there will be nothing but
prosperity In all lines of pursuit. Tbe arteries
of trade will be quickened and the channels
of commerce will be opened, even In remote
sections. The Industrial and manufacturing
Interests will receive au Impetus
that will astonish the world, but the great
development of our warterwa.vs, :on whose
bosoms the ships and flags of every country
may float, bringing everything desirable and
carrying away all our surplus mules, bacon,
flour and corn. We rely on Charleston's influence
with tbe River and Harbor Committee
to secure from Congress an appropriation
to make Long Cane navigable for the largest
ships. The great difficulty, as you know,
wbioh lies In the way of a successful result,
Is to be found In tbe faot that where tbe
Savannah empties Itself Into Long Cane,
great piles of rubbish are In tbe way.
Another good result of the Charleston Exposition
may be found In the fact that relic
hunters, or those possessing relics of former
days, may have an opportunity to give them
an airing. You Bee this country was settled
many years ago, and It may be that some
specimens of timber have escaped the edge
of the axeman's weapon. In such cases It Is
well to let tbe world know what we once had.
Another good thing about great exhibitions
of things which we have been hiding away so
long lies ill me pleasure wuicu me fiuiuitors
get out of the act. It also fumlnhes evidence
of the public spirit and patriotism of
Intelligent and well meaning people. The
history or the Abbeville District Agricultural
Society, as well as that of the State Fair Association.Is
instructive to the thoughtful citizen,
woo may be willing to learn wisdom
from the experience of others. If
memory Is uot in error, there are exceedingly
few of the prize-takers of twenty years &ko
who are now noted lor their success In life.
If they did not die In straightened circumstances
It would be fair to state that the survivors
and the takers of premiums from the
bows twenty years ago, in many Instances
are now scratching and scrambling
for their dally bread. Run the names of distinguished
prize-takers through your mind
and see If this Is not so ? Is there a single one
among this number who is prosperous today?
What man in this county is as distinguished
for his prosperity, as he was notable for
his prize-taking qualtles twenty years ago?
Don't misunderstand me. The prize winners
did not break themselves showing their
goods. What I wish to Impress upon your
mind 1b that the act Is an Index to the lack of
the business ability of the exhibitor. Why
should a man spend ten dollars to get an odd
shaped pewter spoon, or to get half yard
red or blue ribbon tied to the tall of bis colt?
But the Charleston Show Is a good thing.
That6bow, among other things, will have the
effect of reviving and bringing to life some of
the lormer centres of trade In this county.
For Instance: The Hook, The Trap, The Buck
Stand, The Buzzard Boost, and the Dead
Fall, will again beoome busy centres of trade
and commerce and our barren hills will
laugh with the waving grain, while the cotton
will be sufficiently luxuriant to hide a
horse, or to enrich the planter.
From the tabulated statement which can
be seen In this paper, Mr. Lyon Is In the
lead; Mr. Martin Is second ; Mr. Jones tblrd.
This will leave the race to be run over by
Messrs. Lyon and Martin.
The vote yeBterday was larger than the
vote two weeks ago. The candidates have
made a pleasant race between themselves
and their friends have no cause of ill-leellng
with each other. Theday was a pleasant one,
and nothing occurred to mar or disturb the
quiet of the occasion.
Messrs. Lyon and Martin will go before the
people again, trusting In the fidelity of their
friends and In the hope of scooping a liberal
share of Mr. Jones's vote. The matter is now
referred back to the people who will go to the
polls again next Tuesday.
Democratic Priioary Election. *
Tuesday, February 12th, 1901. s
FOR SHERIFF. 0
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Abbeville X.2 ! j
Abbeville ("otton Mill j 10 12 98
Antrevllle j 10 15 55 j K0
Bradley's Mill | j I
Calhoun Falls 5 25 8 88 ^
Cedar Spring | j
Cold Sprine j j
Donalds 7\ 24 81 j 112 81
Due West 7 83 581 9S Tl
Hampton 10 10 w
Keowee 91 29 121 50 J"
Lebanon j j/..... ^
Level Land 7 ft! :i0 i 40
Long Cane ^
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Lowndesvllle 71 j 5.'! 35 159 Jj
McCormlck I :loj 10O| 2-1 154 &
Mean's Chape) | j
Mountain View I i
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Alt. CarmeJ 5 57: 2 j 64 .
RorkSpring 10 5j 29, 44 a
Wlllln?fton 56 11 I 67 ^
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DUE WEST. jj
Her ColleireN, Her SchoolN, and Her
People? Moving; Friend. *
Due West. Feb. 12,1901.
Mr. It. A. Haddon entered a daughter in Er- c
skIne College to-day. She boards In the Wylle h
In a few days Dr. C. B. Cowan will appear In
a new buggy. A new buggy, a flrstrate horse b
and a good looking gentleman go well together.
The Misses MoAdams were among the at- a
tractive visitors at the Euphemlan Celebrati- ij
on Friday night. b
Mrs. A.M. Erwln and Miss Lillian Erwin g
came down to Due West Friday arternoon to
attend the Semi*Annual Celebration of the
Miss Annie Bowin Is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Allln Hogan out on Long Cane.
Mr.Charles Lyon, candidate for 8berifT, was
putting in some good work In this neighborhood
last week. B
Miss Janie Stevenson, of Anderson, has been
visiting M1S6 Gertrude McAdams. She attended
the Eupbemian Celebration Friday night.
Prof. D. U. Caldwell has been in the hands
of the grip but is able to be out again.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Devlin went to Verdery
Monday morning to visit MlssSallle Dublin. v
nr w i. Preaiv. Secretary of the Board of n
Foreign M Unions of the A. K. P. Church, left q
Due West last Friday morning lor Mexico. ,j
He goes as the representetive of the 8ynod to A
look after the Foreign Mission work In the g(
republic. He expected to spend two days In D
Birmingham, Ala., and from there would go ?
direct to Tumplco, Mex., From that point be ?
expected to visit the three other centers of "
operation as well as the outlying stations. 8I
He will be away from home for a month or Q
six weeks. \
Mr.Andrews, cotton buyer from Greenwood, e
was In Due West Monday afternoon and n
bought about fifty b'ales of cotton, lor which g,
be paid a fair price.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Pratt are now keeping ^
house at the Sunnle Slope picnic grounds and Cl
are as happy as young married couples get to <i
The public school will have elaborate com- t|
mencement exercises at the close of the
school. The exercises will probably be held In
the Auditorium. This will be the biggest occasion
Due West has ever seen.
The Amelian Literary Society of the Due
West Female College will have their celebration
in the college chapel on the first Friday
nlgbt In March. The celebration will be up
to the high water mark but the ball will not
be large enough to hold more than half of
those who will want to attend.
The Neiui-Aiinual Celebrntlou Of the 8
Euphemlna Literary Society, Frl- c
(lay Evening:, February 8, 1901. a
We send you a program of the Semi-Annual v
celebration of ibe Eupbemlan Literary So- e
clety. The night was exceedingly unpleasant 0
a heavy rain falling at the time. We expeoted
to be able to get several seats, but c
when we went up to the hall found a large 1)
crowd already there and good seats were at a I
The Edwards-Watklns orchestra made up 8
of young ladles and youDg gentlemen, dls- If
coursed splendid music during the evening u
to the great delight of the large audience
The address of the president, Mr. C. E. Ji
Morris, waB good and appropriate. The v
declaiiners did themselves great credit, having
their speeches well at command, and
delivering them with grace and ease. We 1]
expect much from some of them In the fu- fl
ture. The Senior Oration by Mr.J. W.Simpson ,
was well prepared and delivered with force (>
and eflect. t
The debate was one of the best the Eupbe- h
rolan have had. The subject wa* thoroughly
ventilated and the debate thoroughly enjoyed a
by all present. The decision was given to t
the negative and the fate of the Democratic v
party forever decided. The Soolety is now
sixty-two years old, being organized In 1839. v
Among its domain are some of the prominent b
men in churoh .and state throughout the \
Prayer?by Rev. F. Y. Pressly, I). D. J1
Address of Welcome?C. E. Morris, Ga. Pres.
Expansion?J. L. Caldwell, S. C.
Women, Victims of War?H. L. Patrick, S. C.
SOl'HOMORE RECLAIMERS. C
Uniqueness of Southern Literature?J. F. f
Epps.s. C. 1
What Constitutes Great Men?T. H. MolTatt, d
S. c. 8
SENIOR ORATION. e
Century Significance?J. W. Simpson, S. C. '
(Debate?Querry : Resolved .that the Demo- 1
cratio party will su cceed again.
JUNIOR DEBATERS. t
Affirmative. Negative. t
R. A. Lummus, Ga., J. P. Pressly, S. C.
SENIOR DEBATERS. B
1). P. Pressly, Tenn., J. B. Knight, S. C.
COMMITTEE OF DECISION. C
C. E. Morris, (Ex Officio.) t
rut n n W f I'urlt/in (ia
M. H. White, S.C., (Chief.) 0
J. H. Pressly. Texas, J. S. Italney, S. C. 0
To Wash i ok too on Account IuaoKiir*
The Southern Railway, The Great Trunk
Llue from the South to Washington offers
specially reduced rate* to Washington, D. C., a
for the InRuguratlon of President McKlnley,
Mar. 4 th, 11101.. as follows:
For Individuals, (single tickets) rate of one a
first class fare for the round trip, to be sold
March 1st, 2ud and 3rd, with final limit March f
Olh, 1901. 1
For regular organized military companeys
and brass bands in uulform accompaueylng
them, twenty-five (25) or more on one ticket, '
still lower rates will be granted. Tickets to be
sold March lRt, 2nd and "ird, with final limit r
March 9th, 1901. [
The service of the Southern Railway Is by
far the most complete and fastest of any Line
from the South. c
For detailed information as to rates, reservations,
etc.. apply to any Agent of the Southern
Railway or connections. u
W. H. Taylor, t
Asst. Oen. Pass. Agent, Atlanta, Ga.
^ Hams, shoulders, breakfast strips, oat meal, [
UUCK WUCttL, iluu uuc
Cau corn, peas, beans okra and tomatoes,
pickles, catsup, olives and can meats, cur- t
rants, raisins and citron, spices and extracts.
Tea, cocoa, chocolate, gelatine, evaporated
peacbes and apples. Good soaps, 3 bars for
Sets. Soda almost giveu away, tobacco 30 cts.
Try a setting eggs from J. It. Glenn's fine /]
B. P. Hock chickens, prize winners from ,
state fair. 1
.midst, the morning's glistening frost,
Where winter winds blow cold and wild,
flower grew?tho' rocked and tost.
A blue-eyed pansy 'rose and smiled.
weet, dainty. ralDbow-tipped she grew,
Unbllgbted by the Irosty breath
f icy blasts that 'round her blew
Aud chilled her sisters cold In death.
toddling child, with curls of gold
And e.vesthnt rivalled pansy's own,
spied her trembling In the cold
And lisped : "Poor pansy, all alone."
:)ut In the cold and blowy storm
With nothing on your pretty head ?
ere. t.aKe my glove,'twill keep you warm,
I'll wear my handkerchief Instead."
nd tending low, with elfish grace,
She snugly gloved the pansy o'er,
hen raised her ruddy wind-klsRed faee
And lisped: Please,God,don't blow no more
THE COTTOT MILL,
teinn In Reference to Abbevllle'i
dltor Press and Banner:
We will give you some of the Cotton Mil!
We are delighted to see President Bailej
He to be out again. He always has a pleas
31 smile for every one.
This writer had talk with Superintended
hompson about a cburcb and school housi
>rtbe mill people. Mr. Thompson is in ac
>rd with the best interest of his people. H<
ild he would begin soon to erect a gooe
sliding for church and school. The build
Ig win uo uu mmu oiiqou, jubu wojut* mi
Lliler's More, )a rear of Mr. Etbredge's bouse
When Mr. Thompson came here he foun<
ie mill in a bad condition. He went to wort
ltb a determination to put things straight
;e succeeded beyond our expectation. Wha
as the result: The people most lntereste<
lid the mill was mnklrg money and every
ling Is tip top. A llttie later a new mill wa
ullt, and night and day work Was begun. 1
as a tremendous undertaking, but they ba<
ilth in Mr. Thompson. It was Bometblni
;w could do, but be overcome It all.
Mr. Ellison, tbe popular card room ove:
ser, has had tbe grippe for tbe past week.
Mr. Bradley, spinning room overseer, ha
ad a time trying to keep enough bands 01
ccountof the grippe.
Mr. Etberldge has been scarce of bands tbi
reek on account of sickness.
J. R. Patterson and wife have returned t
ibbevllle. They have been spending some
Ime In Belton.
Tbe people that talk about mill folk tall
bout vampires will have to go some wber
lse. Only two men on tbe bill wboare no
Ired at the mill. One of these is Mr. H. M
Hark, who is the busiest man you can find
Ie bas a good Jewelry shop, repairs watcbet
locks and guns.
Whiskey and drunkenness is tbe curse c
rorklng people everywhere, and Abbeville i
ottbe exception. ACS
Mr. William Brunson and Miss Maml
lowan were married Sunday evening at tb
omeof tbe bride's, tbe ceremony being per
jrmed by Rev. Mr. Lesley.
Messrs. Paul Parot and Howard Pattersoi
ave returned from Belton.
Mack Clark and Wana Thomas are two c
tie best young men we know. Mack is quit
young man. industrious and honest, and i
iked by all who know blm. Wana^Js In hi
nonfn flfit Kilt \a Q Q fltllHv OO J
entle^boy Is what makes a gentleman. 3
SALE WAY IN MARCH.
^organization of the Abbevill
County Agricultural Fair?Call fo
a Mhnb Meetloic of all Favorlm
The undersigned Commissioners, for Abb<
file County In the Interest of the "Interstat
nd West Indian Exposition," to be held li
barleston, being aware of the fact tha
tie matter ot the reorganization* of tb
ubbevllle County Agricultural Fair, Is beln
arlously considered by many of our mor
regressive citizens, and believing that sucl
thing, if perfected, would result In grea
ood to the entire county, and would guaran
je the county being fltty represented a
ntd Exposition, do hereby issue a call for
leeting in the Court House on Salesday ti
larch next, at 12 oclook M. of all wb
dorse the proposition, women as well a
jen, for tbe purpose of fully considering th
We would suggest ttiat our people id id
Itrereot sections of tbe county carefull,
onslder tbe matter between this and tb
ay of the proposed meeting, so tbnt the
aay come prepared to offer practical suggee
Ion, touching tbe object In view.
J. R. Hi?ke,
R. E. Hill.
J. Eraser I,yoD,
A. M. Ervln.
A Doable Service.
To be a mother and a 6ister to he
OQ8 is the double function of a womai
low and then, says The Congregation
list. We once knew a college studen
yhose manners were exceptional!;
asy and whose whole bearing toward
thers was marked by sympathy am
onsideiation. He was the most popu
ar man in his class, and justly sc
knowing that be had no sisters, w
ometimes wondered how she bai
earned to be such a courteous gentle
aan, always practicing those littl
ivilities which in many cases a ma:
earns best from a sister who does he
rhole duty by her brother. The my
tery was explained when we visiter
lis home and came to know his gentl
' ITT l 41 L.
nd queenly motner. wiienjei u
lirect precept9 or by example only 8h
lad succeeded in filling in the lives o
ier boys to a large extent the place o
i sister, so that they understood hov
o carry themselves among othe
iromen, how to be attentive to thei
rants without being intrusive, how t
>e friendly without being sentimental
Vheu in addition to all her motherini
, woman does this for her sons she ha
ewel opou jewel in her crown.
Not Tor Nelf.
There are many whose sole idea am
notive and principle in /life is not t
erve their generation, but their genera
ion must serve them. They have n
iesign and no desire for anything hu
elf. The object to which everythini
lse must bend is their own gratifies
ion and advancement and enrichment
^he world is none better, but the worse
or their having lived in it, and is al
he better oft' when the grave cover
We are none of us free from the obli
ations of serving our own generation
^he responsibility rests on us in all it
weight, and selfish worldliuess is
urse to any community, to any genera
ion. A nation, a State, a community
, church, a family, an individual, sooi
ells the storv whether it i9 serving it
wn generation according to the wil
if God or not.
There is no one quite so foolish as ai
Yearning for riches is the mother c
Life and coat buttons often hang b;
Silence peaks much, words more
ind actions most of all.
Worry is a greater enemy to the fac
ban the smallpox.
A quiet heart is God's gift to thos
vbo wait on him.
He that loses his conscience ha
lothing left that is worth keeping.
True faith is practical, and practi
a I faith unites prayer and effort.
If conscience smite thee once, it i
idmonition, if twice, it is condemua
Do nothiug when augry and yoi
vill have less to undo.
The history of mankind i3 an im
aense volume of errors.
Unless the whole mind is given to i
oat it- mnnnt- hp opp.nmnlished.
No man was ever so much deceive*
>y another as by himself.
The more we do the more we cai
lo ; the more busy we are the mor<
eisure we have.
TWILIGHT IN MY GARDEN.
0 parple twilight, from thy din racaoses
Pale memories steal and shapa thcmsalvM
Boft breezes atir and lift fair phantom trc?n,
Tears mingto with tho sacramental dew,
And shadowy lips are wroathed with teste
And loving hands shine faintly through Vha
"lis noi aiuuo iuc iuoo? miiiiutunuui
That flood the dewy dusk with rare perfume.
Tbe loved and lost with noitelesa feet ax*
Among the garden's old familiar walka.
I wonder do they hear the fountain! playing
t And see the lilies swaying on their stalks?
0 twilight time, when all earth's jars and fret
Die out, and quiet reigns on every hand!
Who knows but for a little space perchance
The dear ones slip from oat the ' 'summer
?H. Hedderwiok Browne in Ghambera' Journal.
PRIMITIVE HOOSIER CABINS.
' Dwelling" Constructed by the Earllj
er Settler* In Indiana.
In the primitive Hoosler cabin?rough,
i uncouth, simple abodes?more genuine
? happiness has been enjoyed than in all the
!* fine, costlj mansions in the great oity of
I New York. Thousands of wealthy, respectable
men and women are living to'
day who were born, reared and married in
J such humble cabins. And there are mil
t lions of people living today wno nave no
idea how these cabins are constructed
J The pioneer from some of tho old east.
ern or southern 6tates, with his wife, six
K or eight children, gun and dog, would
\ come to Greene county in fcis covered
; wagon, which was tho family abode until
he erected his cabin, which was constructed
thus: Cut about 40 logs 8 or 10
k inches in diameter, 20 of thom 16 feet long
i and 20 of them 14 feet long; 6lopethe
s ends off half and notch the other half to
fit; put chunks in tho cracks of the logs
v and daub them with mud. The gables
1 were made of shorter logs until reaching
n what is called the comb, the ends sloped
i down to suit the pitch of the roof.
It being now ready for covering, cot
I poles 5 to 6 inches in diameter, 16 feet
i, long, or the length of the house, notch
thom down on the gables about 8K feet
apart. Cut down a largo oak tree, square
the butt and saw cuts four feet long, split
* them in blocks about six inches square,
e take a frow and rive boards half an Inch
thick, lay them lengthwise on the afore"
said poles or rafters, breaking joints;
? weight them down with small poles. You
, are now ready for the floors. Cut poles
six inches in diameter, length the width
? of the cabin, for lower joists; place them
about four feet apart; cut a tree?generally
linn or some soft wood?saw logs about
six or eight feet long; split into slabs
aDOUU LI1T60 incnes LlilUix j new cuuwuu.
With these make the floor. The door is
made of boards the same as the roof, only
,, longer. The fattening is a wooden latch
r with a string hanging on the ontside.
t One window* 14 by 10 inches, has greased
paper for glass. The ceiling is made
with poles for joists covered with clap?
' Now comes the most scientiflo moohan,t
leal part of cabin building?the fireplace
e and chimney. Saw out about six feet
* wide out of one end of the house, six feet
j high from the ground; case up the aper.i
turc. Inclose this aperture, extending
1 back far enough for the back wall of the
* fireplace and as high as the aperture,
ii Now dig yellow clay, dampen and with a
' small maul beat down and form the
I hearth, jambs and bock wall. Generally
the jambs and back wall are about -a fool
' thick. Now split sticks the proper length
\ for the 6ize of the chimney?the etioks
y about an inch thick and 1% wide. Make
a mortar of the yellow clay and build your
chimney to the desired height. This makes
a comfortable dwelling without nails,
* A 1 . IIVu
glass or paillb. JUUVU ui nuu wtd a UW
Black'* Method of Writing.
It is 6aid of tho late William Black that
his literary method was a slow and painr
ful one. Ho thought about a proposed
Cl book for months before he put pen to pa"
per. He conjured up the chief incidents
and characters and lived with his penon
ages, so to speak. When he came to the
e writing, ho was obliged to have perfect
11 quiet. He could bear no noise at alL
Those who complain of his endless desorip'
tions of scenery will be interested in knowe
ing that he made careful and elaborate
d notes of that scenery, of localities and
especially of atmospherio effects.
? "If one does not correctly and completea
ly frame a character or an inoldent with
r all the circumstances of the time," he
- said, ''one gets only a blurred page. For
d example, one may 6ay, 'It was a beautiful
e day.' But what kind of a beautiful day?
y It must be described so that the picture
e shall be beautiful and finished. Every hu
f man being in real life has a background.,
if and must have in a novel if the story Is to
v appear real to the reader.''
r NerveT Well, Rather!
0 A woman shoplifter was caught stealing
an umbrella one day in a Philadelphia dry
K goods store. But it was decided not to
8 prosecute her if she would pay for the umbrella,
valued at $2.50, which she did.
The next day she returned and requested
to see the manager. When that surprised
person could recover himself sufficiently
j to ask her business, the woman calmly
told him that 6he had been pricing umbrellas
in other stores and found she could
^ purchase one like her own for $3 and she
wanted to know if he wouldn't refund her
60 cents. As a tribute to her monumental
? nerve the 50 cents was handed her in siL"
lence.?New York Tribune.
'j Southey and Scott.
A letter of Southey's recently Bold in
England contains an interesting prophecy.
. The poet writes to a friend: "My profits
upon this poem ("Madoc") in the course
of 12 months amount preoisely to ?3 17s.
Id. In the same time Walter Scott has
a sold 4,500 copies of his 'Lay of the Last
J" Minstrel' and netted over ?1,000. But
' my acorn will continue to grow when his
Q Turkey bean shall have withered." But
? orVin rpAj^a nnw?
Ginger is tbe most wholesome sploo,
mace, cinnamon and nutmeg the most
n delicate, while allspice has a coaraar flavor
and one disliked by many. White mus,f
tard and celery seed give an appetizing
flavor, and when the seeds themselves
would detract from the appearanca of a
> relish they should be placed In a muslin
bag and discarded when the relish is
t A man's ledger doss not tell what ha Is
or what he is worth. Count what Is in
man, not what is on him, if you would
e know what he is worth, whether rioh or
poor.?H. W. Beecher.
Wales is the rlchcst part of Great Brlfr>
i- ain in mineral wealth.
l" A little philosophy iuclinetb a man's
mind to atheism, but depth in philu
osophy bringeth men's minds about tc
There is no readier way for a man tc
bring his own worth into question,
than by endeavorine to detact from
EL n-Apfli nf nfhor nriPll.
tliU WVUU VI VVMV*
A good rule is uever to do what we
cannot conscientiously ask God to prosper?and
never to go where we cannot
-j ask our Master to go with us.
e The possion of Christ within perfects
the likeness of Christ without.
" .'f; 'A.I
H. M. TAT
Find that owing' i
crease in their trac
oblige to have moi
order to handle ca
Oats, Flour, Meat i
and Staple Groceriei
Stuff. We are hav
class order ihe larg<
cently vacated by
door to the one we
We cordially invit
come and see us ^
building, where we t
to serve you much 1
past, and when it c<
are simply in it.
H. M. TA1
Of Winter Dress Goods,
Continue for 1
IT WILL PAY YOU
To call at Haddon's i
... Rainy Daj
Are still the rage. 52 in Heavy Clol
at bargain prices at Haddon's.
Early Spring Goods, Percales, Cbevi
Nainsook Checks, Laces at Haddon's.
BLACK DRESS GOODS. First i
just arrived at Haddon's.
R. M. HAM
. . . TWBL
^ H AS TAUGHT I
buy and of whom
can buy Furniture 01
|^Un| Our Expense
RnftinHLJ jM Hence We Can
i two FL?oi
( ' 25x100 covered w
J UU I D II
J. D. K
i PHONE 8. | Rosenberg's Block
SURE TO GE1
? . The Sp
LINE OF FINE CHF
We have everything from a small pi
We will make the price to suit you.
New lines in Sterling Silver, Cut Glas
Presents, are arriving.
R. C. BERNAU,
Will Sell?At a bargain, one lot of Fancy f
i Silks. In Hbort lengths at Haddon'e. er
The ladles will find an elegant assortment ur
of l!?okPt?. capes and collarettes at the store .
.rL. W. Wblte.
Kill <? love*?Now that cool weather Is flo
I upon us you will want the new shade In Kid .
Gloves. You can be suited at Haddon's. anx
Headquarters for clgsrs and tobaccos, whole Po
?ale nuri retail. C. A. Mllford, the druggist., .
The place to get what you want and get it
right. Speed Drug Co.
/ > : - ,
SB & CO.
to the rapid inie,
they will be
e room, and in
ir loads of Corn,
and other Heavy
3, Hay and Feed
ing put in flrste
store room re
K. M. Hill, next
;e our frsends to
vhen in our new
vill be in position
setter than in the
>mes to prices we |
business, - ' ||||
rE & co.
.IGAIU SALE I
Anf1nn>a 171 nnnal afa
v/uumgo^ x xauiivxvv^ > a3&
Shoes, &c., will
[ wo Weeks. j|||
iod see the bargains tbey offer. ,;'
:b, Gray, Brown, Navy and Green v
ots, Piques, Lawns, Embroideties, J
Bhipment of imported Black Goods r
>OJV & CO, 5
,VB . . .
FS WHERE TO BUY, WHEN TO
to buy. We know of no firm that '
ie cent cheaper than we can.
es are Small,
'rofits are Small.
and Will Save You noney.jfcjt
. . .
itb the latest designs and workman- (
call is all we ask.
TT. T? T? il
| ABBEVILLE, S. C. ,f|j
.If Treated Well.. :|
m . "J
There is not one out %
)f the larg^ variety of :
vegetables I am offering,
' " m
vhich will fail to grow.
The Best Seed for the
South at (
- . ':M
eed Drug C /s
tray to a large dressing case.
Call early and get the first choice.
GIVEN AWAY FREE !
2 Eureka Kodaks
...at $2.50 EACH.
1 Will be given with first $20 puriyioHo
at mv at.nrp nnri
i/uaau luuuu MIV ?j w*v.vj ?*-?
1 with watch repair job No. 2000.
The Cameras will make a picture
3 1-2 inches square, and are firstclass
Cameras for the price.
& and China, suitable for Wedding
Syrup White Pine and Tar cough syrup nevfalls
to cure a ough. C. A. MUford, the
ugglst. Phone 107.
ihoen?Tbe demand for a good fitting and
;nod wearing shoe oo the increase. Yon'11
d the shoe you need at Haddon's.
fyou wanteges In abundance begin now
d feed your poultry on Pratt's Poultry
wders. For sale by Speed Drug Co.
Ton Want?Dress Goods, SIIUb or M1U1U.Hrinn'i
' 6U ?' "
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