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The Abbeville Press and Banner. 1
BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27,1901. ESTABLISHED 1844 1
INJUSTICE TO M'LAURIN.
HI* OppiineniH Refuse to be Fair himI
luMixt Upon Being I'nJiiHi.
We placed little credence lu tbe statement
that Senator McLaurln liad requested bin
name to he stricken from the Democratic
rolls, or that he had severed his affiliation I
with the Democratic party, and as a conse-J
quence we asked our readers to wait until the
Senator could be heard from. We realize that
Mcl^nurln is marked for slaughter and ever;
circumstance Is enlarged upon and grossly
exaggerated to arouse prejudice agaiust him;
not so much because the opposition has merit
In their charges, but for tbe reason that McL.aurin'8
term Is near Its end and bis political
shoeB are wanted. Iftbe politicians thought
there was any chance, they would have
tackled Tillman wbose term bad recently
expired, but they were afraid of him, not
even daring to question bis being a protectionist
or bis reasons for advocating the pensioning
of deserters from the confederacy.
The fact that McLaurln's time Is nearly out
has brought forward a whole rait of aspirants
for the place, and from now on we may expect
to hear most anything which Is calculated
tndo him Injury with the people. With
regard to the latest movo on the political
chess board,?the report that be had requested
bis name to be stricken from the rolls of
the Democratic caucus, here Is an authoritative
statement from Senator McLaurln :
Wasbineton, March 13.?Senator McLaurln
of South Carolina. In view of the reports that
have been published regarding bis absence
from the caucuses of the Demooratlc Senators
and the further report, that he has formally
allied himself with th? Republican party,
made this statement to The Sun tonight.
"I have not charged my p<?rty affiliation,
and still regard myself as^a Democrat. For
lue IHHl ween Uiy wile ut%a uccu ill a uiinpnni
undergolijjr a dangerous operation, aod during
tbat lime I have read do newspapers and
have transacted no business. Politics was
farthest from my thoughts. It was a surprise
to tee today when I learned tbat the statement
bad been published tbat 1 bad become
a Rebubllcan and that my name bad bfei>
stricken from the caucus list of the Demo
cratic Senators. Some time ago I bad a frank
talk with Senator Jones, who had noticed tuy j
absence from some of the Democratic rau- I
cases. I told him tbat my absence was caused
bv my leeling 1 hat., in view of the radical
difference of opinion on certain matters of .
national policy between me and the other
Democratic Senators, my presence in caucus
might be wrongly construed. It might be
thought tbat I would use some of the secrets
of the caocos to the detriment of the party in
the Senate. More over, it would have be<* I
useless for me to attend and eneaee In au>
wrangling about matters in which there is
wide difference of opinion between me and
the majority of the Democrats. I did not
know until today, however, that my name
had been taktn off the caucus list and have
no knowledge of it except from the news- 1
There has been no secret about my convlo '
tiona on leading questions. If some of them
happen to coincide with those of the Reoub- i
lican party it does not mean that I affiliate 1
mvsell with tbat party; It cifans tbat I con- 1
ctlve those convictions to be right. I am '
willing tostsndon whatever record I have '
made, and I would not change one policy o** 1
utterance foi a dozen seats in the Senate. I '
am willing to submit the issue to the people I
ot my State at the primaries." <
Notwithstanding this emphatic denial, the 1
newspapers opposing him are demanding bis <
resignation anyhow; even the. Columbia I
State a newspaper founded on Haskeiism, Is <
among the loudest to charge McLaurin with* I
disloyalty to the Democraoy. The "State" 1
does not want McLaurln to be permitted a <
voice in the primary. It wants him drummed I
out or me party oag ana oaggage whuoui h
bearing. Was tbere ever a display of more
ndauantlne cheeK and unadulterated Kali?
Tbe Columbia Slate, wblcb did all in It*
power to smash the Democratic party, and Its
effort, It gave aid and comfort to tbe gaDg
who appealed to tbe federal courts to bring
tbe negro Into onr politics, wants McLaurln
driven out of tbe party because, he would not
follow a majority of bis party associates on I
certain national questions. A newspaper I
with a black stripe down Its back should not !
have much influence with the Democratic
parly of tbls State. i
McLaurln's Independent course has
brought down upon blm tbe opposition of a 1
majority of tbe politicians and tbe news I
papers. Tbey are denouncing bim without I
rhyme or reason ; some of tbe newspapers go !
so far as to demand that steps be taken by the
May couventlon to exolude him from the <
primary, we have no idea that tbls will be i
done. The white men of this State may not
agree with a position taken by a public man, l
yet they would not consent to tbe suppres- |
slon of free xpeecb. and If McLaurin becomes
a candidate lor reelection tbe people will i
demand that be be beard whether tbey agree
with blm or not. Tbe primary system in this i
State, was inaugerated for the purpose of permitting
any white man, who will take tbe
pledge to abide tbe result and support tbe i
nominees, to go before tbe people to discus*
~ lsfiues, and if those who are In tbe majority i
i iu toe May convention prescribe what issues
may be discussed In order to make a man
eligible to run in tbe primary, it will destroy
the very principle of the primary system.
Tbe papers and politicians that are making
these extraordinary demands, with one
accord claim mat McLaurin in politically
dead, yet at the name time their actio is show
tbat be must be a lively corpse, or they wouid
not make so much ado over blm. Mcl.xurln
positively denies tbat he'has deserted tbt
Democratic party. He claims, tbe questions
on wblcb be dlflered with a majority or bis
party associate*, were not party questlous,
tbat In tbe position taken by blm be was
prompted by a conscientious conviction tbat
be was acting for tbe best Interests of tbe
people, and lurtber, it is his purpose to submit
these questions, together with his position
to th* white voters of ibis state in the
Democratic primaries,(and acquiesce in tbe
result. There Is no disposition on the part of
McLaurin to go into the general election with
an Independent party, nor in he taking any
stock in this talk of a white Republican
party; If we understand blm, and we tblnk
we do, be has certain views on national questions,
which have not met witb approval of a
majority of tbe Democratic Senators, and
which have never been discussed before tbe
people of this State, and in order to know
whether or not a majority of tbe South Carolina
Democracy endorse bis position be proposes
to go into tbe Democratic primary nnd
abide the re?ult. if tbe white voters of the
State, after bearing tbe arguments on botb
sides, disapprove of McLaurln's position
they will vote against blm and tbat will end
tbe whole business, but do not permit by
sharp practice, methods to stifle free speech,
or prevent the people from having an opportunity
to bear botb sides. If McLaurin Is
willing to trust tbe people, his opponents
should certainly be, and if tbey refuse to let
him bo into tbe primary by adopting a plat
foi m repugnant to bis views, and require as a
qualification to enter the primary, a pledge
endorsing ibat platform, ii will be an acknowledgment
of weakness on the part of
McLaurin's opponents, and it will have the
effect of encouraging a great full oft in the
vote at the primaries. Because, if the leaders
of the Demrcratic party are going to be perin
it ted to say what white men Bball run, and
: who shall not run in the primary, there will
spring up a spirit of resentment, and numbers
will refuse to participate in such a close
corporation; this feeling will grow and culminate
in the destruction of the primary
system of this State.
Freeh Canned goods in great variety.
Asparigus, string beans, pear, Boston beans,
okra and tomatoes.
Try a can of corned pork, corned or chipped
beef, veal loaf, salmon, shrimp, crab.
Olives in bottles 15c to 50c.
"Bramanpelon" for a dessert can't be beat,
In the best fine llavorings.
An excellent line of Wood's fresh garden
seed. Plant alask peas now and Woods hardiest
and earlest snap beans a little later.
Try a dollar's worth of bulk roasted coffee,
betterand cheaper than Arbuckle, 7 lbs. for
This is the hardest time of the year on housekeepers.
We would like to lighten the burdAn
for them, and with this In view, we offer
a nice line of dried fruits apples, peaches,
prunes, also canned fruits and vegetables In
great varety. Big hominy, buckwheat etc.
a good molasesjust In.
Hams, shoulders, breakfast strips, oat meal,
buck wheat, and tine syrup.
Can corn, peas, beans okra and tomatoes,
' pickles, catsup, olives and can meats, currants,
raisins and citron, spices and extracts.
Tea, cocoa, chocolate, gelatine, evaporated
peaches and apples. Uood soaps, 3 bars for
octa. Soda almost given away, tobacco .Mi cts.
As we have s
Have just received
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LIVELY TIME COMING.
Educate the People on Ilie ls?ne*-1
Mcl.Hiiriu Xot to Bluffed oil tlie 1
We wculd like to see an explanation given j
rom a non-partisan standpoint of the Paris
reaty, the administration's policy on International
matters, tbe sblpsubldy legislation
ind other questions which are now being denounced
by the press of South Carolina. We
wouId also like for the press of tbe State to
take up these questions and show wherein
ibey are In violation of i emocratlc principles.
and wbere in they are in violation of
Lbe Democratic party's creed. It must be
remembered, our party's creed cao only be
found In its platform of principles adopted at
tbe National Democratic Convention, and
what we would like. Is for some of our editors
to show us where there Is any declaration In
the Democratic platform against tbe ratification
of tbe Paris treaty, what is the Demo:ratic
party's declaration relating to a foreign
policy ? Wherein does that platform declare
iealn6t tbe United States government giving
lid and encouragement to the upbuilding of
the American merchant marine.
A. discussion of these questions, free from
rancor, will have a tendency to educate tbe '
people, and throw light upon subjects which
ire now bidden in darkness. We (eel safe In
lavinor t.hut wp (in not believe there are five 1
people in a huudred who have any concep-',
lion of the meaning oft be harangues In the '
newspapers of today. They know that those |
Democrats who voted for these things are
being abused for so voting, and that they are !
being charged with disloyalty to Democratic
principles, but lu do Instance have we seen 1
where any editor making such a charge has '
ittempied to give any reasoning.
If the comlDg campaign opened so early In '
Lb Is State. Is to be a campaign of education, '
Lben it behooves the people to find out wbat '
these questions mean and the effect tbey will j
bave upon their Interests. Do not let us
pretend that we will bave a campaign of ;
education, and only teach tbe people to '
anetze whenever a certain political leader 1
takes snuff. There is a marked difference |
between a campa'gn of education, and a campaign
ol abuse and assertion. When a man I
Ir charged with disloyalty to his party, let
ihe party making the charge tell the people j
what the principles of the party are, then
show where those principles have been violated,
and then let the party charged show if '
be can, that be has been true to the faltb,
und instead of being ceusured by his people,
that, be has merited their "well done, good
and faithful servaut." If this is done, we will ]
be respecting the people's Intelligence by
endeavoring to enlighten tbein on the Issue*.
When tfsnator Tillman went to the Nation- 1
nl Democratic Conventions at Chicago and :
Kansas City, he advocated at the former city,
tbe selection of Senator Teller, a republican
on the National ticket, at the latter city be
advocate Representative Towne. another
Republican, to be put on tbe ticket with
Williams Jennings Bryan, iu 1896 Tillman
?ald 10 to 1 or oust, which meant if tbe
Democratic convention did not give us 10 to
i u** hfaiiIH Iran !ho SllvPr Upnn h 11pnnn n f ! hA
Went and oolt. Democratic South Carolina
endorsed Tillman, and yet we do not believe
auybody will say tbat Tillman's course was
Democratic. Circumstances often change
conditions, and In 189(1 when Tillman thought
Teller tbe Republican, should be one of tbe
standard bearers for the Democratic party,
we did not doubt his sincerity nor his loyalty
to the party, but we did doubt his judgment,
and so did the convention, and In 1900 on the
Nation's birthday when Tillman Insisted,
on putting Towne the Republican, up as one
of the Democracy's standard bearers we still
doubted his judgement, but not bis loyalty.
Therefore we say, do not let us doubt the
loyally of any one until we have an opportunity
of understanding the questions together
with the motives.
We beiieve Benjamin Ryan Tillman has
made the wtate an able, honest and courageous
representative, and were he running lor
tbe office tomorrow we would be counted
among bis supporters, but at the same time
Tillman is not infallible, he can make mistakes,
and has made mistakes. On tbe great
Issues now pending Tillman stands with a
majority of bis party associates, but that
does not Blgnify tbat be is altogether right,
and, he does not deserve as much credit, as
if he, single-banded and alone, dltferred with
his associates and proved to them that they
were wrong. So far as we are concerned,
loese great national quesimiis Hie su iuincaie,
that wltb all tbe Information at our command,
It Is a dl ttlcult matter lor us to determine
wblcU?lde bas tbe better of tbe argu
ments. The' speeches in tbe Congressional
Record are teeming wltb brain and brilliancy
; those advocating, present facts, figures
and argument to back up tnelr contention,
HDd those opposing do tbe same, and tbe
only way possible lor the masses to get an
Insight to the problem is to let tbe advocates
of these questions come before them in dlspssslonate
debate, and the argument most
convincing will be accepted by the peoDle,
and to prepare the minds of the people to
understand a legitimate debate, tbe newspaper
editor^ should first study tbe great
questions and explain them to the people,
tbis would be a bigb order of Journalism, and
at tbe same time an educational substance to
remove the darkness now enveloping the
II arid out* New Spriuic Arrivals.
liaddon's attractive store is full of bargains.
Remnants in white goods.
Remnants In white dimities.
Remnants lu white India lawns.
Remnants In checked muslin.
Remnants in flgu(ed lawn and muslins.
Remnants In light and colored percales.
Remnants in calico.
We ara ofterring bargains In all the above
siioks ! siioks !!
Ladles, Misses, and chilurens shoes to suit
Ladles and Misses slippers for the Spring
traae juki arrived.
Home bargains iu shoes at Haddon's lor
50, (JO, and "Scut a pair.
Motbaliae ma; be placed iu direct contact
witb tie most delicate fabrics without fear ol
injury by stain or bleaching. For sale by
S|>eed Drug Co.
locked our si
ARE WELL MAD
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a nice line of Childr
A SAD STORY.
Iucl?l?nU WIiloli Led np to a Good
Mnn'? Self Destruction?HIn Dlrecturn
Refused to .Stand to Kim lor
$30,000?Debt ou a $250,000 Finns
Mr. J. R. Ashe, preBldent of the York Cotton
mills, and one of the leading citizens of
Yorkville, committed suicide Monday night
of this week, by throwing himself Into a well.
He was Impelled to the dreadful deed by
mental aberration that ft an caused by the
financial embarrassment of the big corporation
over which he has for several years past
been the presiding genius, and to the success
of which bis heart and mind were devoted.
His recent trip North, was for the purpose
of making financial arrangements to meet
certain notes that are about to fall due, and
to procure money with which to continue the
operation of the mill until tne yarn market
regains Its normal conditions.
He felt sure that the needful financial
arrangements would be made with ease ; but
as one after another of the yarn men upon
whom be was counting, declined to give the
desired aid, his hopes sank lower and lower
until he was completely unnerved. He
returned to Yorkville in a state of nervous
and mental collapse that was Indeed pitiable.
At a meeting called for the purpose last
Saturday, Mr. Ashe explained the mill's
smbarrassment. The story, In brief, was to
ihe effect that there was about $70,000 of indebtedness
In round numbers. This Included
WO.uOO worth of machinery but recently
received and not yet in operation; but which
gave no cause for concern, because the credit
3f the mill was perfectlv good with the people
from whom It had been purcbaserl. In
addition to Ibis, there was due some $23,000
for warehouse cotton that had been spun and
sold ; and the proceeds diverted to permanent
Improvements?the big store building, cottages,
eta Then again, there was a note of
>7,000 falling due during the present month,
and although the books of the company
showed assests to the amount of 8259,000 there
was no money on hand with which to meet
All this Mr. ABbe explained to the directors,
and lie showed them how the corporation
was in urgent need of about 830.000, which
was only to be obtained, under the circumstances,
through their endorsement as individuals
of a Joint note. It was his plan to
lake up this note at the earliest possible
moment with bonds of the mill, to be iBsned
as soon as the necessary arrangements couId
be perfected. Several of the directors agreed
to sign the proposed note, putting their mill
stock behind it as collateral security; but
others refused, and the plan fell through.
Almost dazed before, Mr. Ashe now gave up
the struggle and took tb his bed in a state of
During Suuday and Monday, Mr. Ashe was
first up and then down. It developed that he
had not had an hour of natural sleep for
nearly two weeks. Unknown to his friends
and business colleagues, he had brooded aud
thought over the pending trouble until bis
mind had become unbalanced.
The leporter called upon Mr. Asbe Monday
night, and found hlui In bed. It appeared
tiiat the only two things that the unfortunate
rnau realized positively were the factB that
be was in serious financial trouble and that
he was mentally unbalanced. During a minute
or two. he could talk clearly and comprehensively
enough. Then be would have
trouble In completing bis sentences. He
showed no signs of insanity; but only of
abberration. In alt that be attempted to say
he was perfectly rational, and except from
his halting speech occasionally there was no
noticeable peculiarity In his condition. "I
am wrong In the head," he would say, as he
found himself unable to complete a sentence.
After and Interval he was ready to begin
again and make his remarks comprehensive
enough. Speaking of the status of mill,
during a lucid moment, he was clear and logical.
He said: "It is the best mill in the
South, and there is less dead capital around
it. On the first of October last, we were free
from debt. Our plans formed then were fully
warranted by existing conditions, "we now
owe about 870,000 altogether. We have at
least 8250,000 worth of property. We need
only |:w,0u0 to tide us over ; but of that 87.000
must be paid within the next few days. The
whole trouble with us is that we are too big a
thine for our immediate financial surroundlhes."
Shortly before 12 o'clock, Mrs. Ashe missed
her husband from bis bed. She had also lost
much sleep, not having closed her eves lor
two nights on account of the distressing condition
of Mr. Ashe. Waking from a fitfu 1
slumber, she found that Mr. Ashe had gone.
Fearful that something dreadful bad happened,
she sent out and alarmed the neighbors,
a number of whom promptly gathered
at her home. A search was Instituted at
once. Mrs. Asbe explained ber fear that
there was no hope of finding Mr. Ash# alive.
He bad left bis clotbes in tbe room. The
searchers made a careful examination of tbe
premises and looked down In the well. They
let down the bucket without finding anything.
Then two or three of the searchers
went out to the York Cotton mills, with the
expectation 01 nnuing me missing man
either on the road or probably in the reservoir
there. Mr. G. 11. O'Leary made an other
Rounding of tbe well and discovered something
in the water that gave a suspicion of
the horrible truth. Mr. J. E. Carrol went
down Into tbe well'and found that the suspicion
was a horrible fact. This was at about
2 o'clock In the morning, and tbe presump.
Hon was that the bo^y had been in tbe water
for at least two hoiuu.
It seems that the last visitors to Mr. Ashe
during the night before were Mr. P. M.
Grimes, Mr. E. B. Heard and Mr. W. R. Carroll.
This was about 10 o'clock. They came
to tell him ol the result of a conference during
the afternoon, at which a plan to raise
the necessary money had beeu agreed upon.
All three of the gentlemen were confident of
success, and they so assured Mr. Ashe. In
leaviug. Mr. Grimes told how it was his purpose
to start oil' early tbe next morning
(Tuesday) and that he would be hack in the
afternoon with the money. "1 hope you will
get It," or words to that eflect, was about
all that Mr. Ashe had to say; but none of
I he gentlemen suspicioned anything to
warrant a tear of the tragedy that followed.
On account of the death of Mr. Asbe, of
courne. the proposed trip was abandoned.
Mr. John II. Ashe was a native of York
county, bavlug been boru near McConnellsville
In 1K5U. With but a limited llteary
cuuvnilUll, I1C ? uMfiucnn \,vuinw ?
a Baltimore college, and, lu 1870, commenced
work for the firm of Clark Broe.,ln Yorkvllle,
for 83 a week. He remained with Messrs.
Clark Bros. six years, the latter portion of
tore with a Is
iow ready foi
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en's Suits, which
Yours to please,
the time as a working partner, and In 189S
went Into business for himself. He remained
In buslneas in Yorkvl lie until about 1889,
when he removed to Kershaw, where he
prospered until about 1896, when be removed
to Yorkvllle and started khe movement which
resulted In the organization of the York
Cotton XVI11 Is company. He subscribed 810,000
of the original capital stock of $60,000, and
afterward, as the capital sfock of the corporation
was Increased to 8150,000. became the
owner of 807,000 worth. He continued the
moving spirit of the enterprise from the
beginning up to the time of his death, and
during the last lew years bas been virtually
the sole manager, consulting bis directors,
as a body, only at rare Intervals. He was a
business man of unusual boldness and of
unbounded ambition. He was very sensitive
of criticism, and many of his closest friends
are of the opinion that it was this fact that
Impelled blru on to self-destruction?the loss
of prestige that would result from havine al
I lowed himself to get Into difficulties that he
1 could not overcome.
I LOWNDESVILLE LOCALS.
j Heavy Ralnn ? Religion* Service* ?
Nnrrlace ? Fnlne Cotton Packing?
PerNonal Note* ? Tribute to Mrs.
J. R. Blake.
Lowndesvilie, March 21,1(101.
I did not, for cause, send a report the first
of the week. It Ir begun today, that It may
be ready for the 25th Inst.
Mr. J.E. Allen started west last Monday
morning, a week ago. His route and stay
will be determined either by bis Inclination
or by circumstances.
It was found on Monday that the rains on
Sunday and .Sunday nlgbt were much Leavter
and more extensive than tbey were thought
to he when they were falling. Tbe streams
were out of their banks, but there was but
little damage done.
Mr. Louis Bell went to Chester to take a position
as clerk in one of tbe up-to-date hotels
in that place.
Mr. E. \V. Harper Bpent the greater part of
last week at Starr.
Mr. B.Bolin Allen was at Abbeville Monday
and Tuesday attending to some Important
Mr. Tom Bowen, a well-to-do planter living
on Little River, came over Tuesday and
spent the nlgbt with tbe family of bis brother-in-law,
Mr. R. H. Armstrong.
Mr. Charles Horton, or Savannab, Ga.,
came up Monday on a month's leave of absence.
He is now at Woodruff for a few days
Mr. J. F. Baines went lo Mt. Carmel on
Thursday, and later on to Parksviiie, on business.
Saturday evening Mrs. Bettle Baskln, of
Hester, came up to spend a while with relatives
in ibis section.
Last Sunday Kev. H. L. Paisley, of Columbia,
occupied the pulpit in Providence church
at ll.HO a. in., and again at 7.30 p. m. At the
last hour's service, the services in the Methodist
church were called In, and the last named
congregation worshipped with the Presbyteterlans.
Dr. J. D. Wilson went to Warrenton on Sunday
to see his sick father, Mr. Wm. Wilson.
Miss Allie May Fennel accompanied the Doctor
and paid a visit to her friend MIbs Lila
Wilson, who was sick.
March 25ib.?Messrs. S. A. Leverett and D.
M. Martin, merchants of Moseley, were down
here on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Barnes, spent several
days at Deans and Anderson.
Last fall, a darkey living near here had
some old cotton mixed with shucks that bad
been used, no telling bow long, in a mattress,
?that he wanted to get rid of, and he concluded
that the best way to do it was to pack
it in one of his bales of cotton, which disposal
worked very well till the bale was opened at
the factory, when the false packing was discovered,
and by the almost perfect system of
detecting fraud along that line, it was traced
bacfc and the offender was called unon to appear
before Magistrate J. G. Huckabee'a
court on Thursday, to answer to the charge.
The matter was compromised at a pecuniary
los<> to the accused.
Mrs. B. Berry Allen for some days has been
with her daughters, Miss Meta and Miss Vera
Allen, at Gaffney, in college in that place.
Miss Alma Watson, of Anderson, has been
at the home of her uncle, Mr. B. Berry Allen,
for the past week.
Yesterday morning Rev. J. h. Daniel went
down to the Ridge church to fill an appointment.
While there he was called upon to
marry a couple. After services at the church
were over, he and the writer went to Mr. T.
M. Tjicker's place, and he there united iu
marriage Mr. T.4,. Hammond and Mrs. Minnie
Wells. The ceremony was witnessed by a
Mrs. W. C. Tennent went to Elberton on
Again the grim monster has laid his Icy
band npon one of Abbeville's mostdear and
loved women. Our home section is again
called to mourn the death of one to whom it
gave birth, but who had for some years been
living at Abbevile courthouse. This was to
us a saddening blow. Last Friday a week
ago Mrs. J. R. Blake left her pleasant and
: nappy nome tor me ngnt nana 01 tne fainer.
We are called upon to share In this bereavement,
because about balf of her comparatively
short life was spent at her birth place
near Latimer?but a few short miles from
here. Her promising girlhood developed
Into a glorious womannood. She was a genial,
warm-hearted Chrlstlah woman, having a
smile and a kind word for all whom she met,
and was loved by all who knew her. All of
these excellencies did not compare with her
worth in her home life. The bomn has been
deprived of her unsurpassed Influence, in
precept, example and loving kindness, where
it most needed them. The father, immersed
in the business cares of life, cannot give to
those ^lotherlefifi boys that constant supervision
ind guidance that thb now sainted
mother did, but the Father, into whose hands
all of her cherished interests were committed,
will doubtless lead the afflicted ones into
right paths. In the home she personated the
highest and best type of her sex; and the
cheerfulness and amiability ever shown by
her, shed an influence which will bear frolt
in the coming years, our heartfelt sympathies
go out to her loved ones left behind.
Poison ivy or oak is Instantly relieved, and
speedily cured by mentholatum which you
will find in opal |ars for 2">cts at Speed f>rug
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HOW YOU THROUG
HnppeninrR and Incident# of a Week
Abont ibe City.
Abbeville, 8. C., March 26,1901.
Mrs. Elizabeth Blake has returned to her
home here, after a three weeks visit to rela*
tiveB id Greenwood.
Mrs. J. 8. Norwood, of Dresden, was in the
olty several days last week vlsiilng relative*.
General Robert R. Hemphill and his (jraud ou,
Master Robert Coleman, spent several
days in Columbia last week.
lecture postponed. 1
The lecture on the "Passston Play" that was
to have been Riven last Thursday evening has
been indefinitely postponed on account of the
Illness of Father Hegarlty.
COMING AND GOING.
Mrs. Marie Calhoun Baker, of Calhoun
Falls, was in the city several days last week,
the guest of MrB. James H. Perrln.
Miss Eliza Thomson arrived In the olty
Saturday from Zarllne, where she has bad
charge of a large school for the past six
Miss Sallle Mann, or Mountain View, was
In the city Saturday visiting her sister, Mrs.
W. D. Wllkerson.
Mr. Aleck Turner, of Greenwood, has been
In the olty for a few days stay with nla
daughter, Mrs. Joe Jones.
Judge w. C. Benet, of Charleston, was the
guest of friends In the city several days last
Miss Lessle Fisher who has bad charge of a
flourishing school at Little River, has returned
to her home here, after finishing ber term.
the woman's club.
The Woman's Club had a delightful meeting
Friday afternoon at the home of Miss
Eliza Gaxnbrell. Miss Nelle Cochrane read
an instructive paper on the "Life of Oliver
Wendell Holmes." The next meeting will
be held at the home of Miss Belle Haddon.
Mrs. Lula Mann Edwards returned to ber
home in Charlotte Monday, after a ten days
visit to relative! here.
Mtb. E. B. Calhoun, Mrs. A. L. Garrison,
and Master Edward Shoen, went over to Calhoun
Falls Saturday for a few days stay with
Miss Clara Livingston returned to ber home
in Seneca Friday, after an extended visit to
relatives and friends here.
Mr. Wyatt Aiken Is spending several days
here with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lawson leave in a
few days for Woodruff, where they will make 1
their bome in the future. Mr. and Mrs. LawHon
have many frlendB here who regret to see
Judge J. *C. Ktugh Is home from Spartanburg,
where be has been holding Court for
the past week.
Mr. Eugene Fant, of Anderson, was in the ,
city the first part of last week, the guest of
Mr. Ben Hughes, of Columbia visited friends ]
here Sunday. Mr Hughes Is an Abbeville I
bov, and his friends are glad to Bee him again, i
Dr. J. M. Whorton, of Lowndesville, was In i
the city Friday on a visit to friends.
Mr. William Mann was in tbe city Saturday
on business. <
'? ?i, |n iht trim.
.>1188 in eue rvetnit! uun ? iiuouiuu iu vu<? ? .u
in lop room at Kendall's, where she will be >
glncl to serve her friends. I
Miss Nettle Russell has returned from a 1
short stay with friends In Atlanta. '
Miss Eva Bolts Is lu the city spending some <
time with her Bister, Mrs, William A. J
Dr. W. M. McPheeters, of Colombia, preach- >
ed In tbe Presbyterian Cbnrcb. While here
Dr. McPheeters was the guest of Mr. J. Allen
Mr. B. F. Bailey has gone to Palm Beach, I
Florida, for a week's stay. i
Miss May Lyon was In tbe city Saturday. <
Miss Lyon Is teaching near MUCarinel. 1
Mr. K. B. Cbeatbam passed (trough Abbeville
Sunday on his way to Tils school In
l*ir, MRTtt DrttUlD/, U1 nniiCUbvu, ttbo ,
town Saturday and Sunday, tbe guest of bis
brother, Mr. W. W. Bradley.
Tbe Summer School for teachers will be
held at Spartanburg. Converse College and
Wofford College will, between tbem, be able 1
to accomodate about lour hundred teachers, i
Spartanburg Is a wide awake city, and will i
make It pleasant for tbe teachers who will at- '
Mllford's Drug Store Is being put In order ]
(or the Spring and Summer seasons. '
Mr. John D. Paylor, of High Point. N. C., Is <
In the city on a visit to his son, Mr. H. L. j
Paylor, at Glenn Ethel Inn.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bonner expect to leave I
In a few weeks lor Portsmouth, where they i
will make their home. Mr. Bonner has an
excellent position .In Portsmouth, but bis <
friends here regret to see him leave.
DEATH OK MRS. MABRY. (
Mrs. Frances Mabry died Friday at her
home near Abbeville, after a lingering illness.
She was the widow of the late Dr. T. J. Mabry |
wbo was well known throughout the State.
Mrs. Mabry has led a retired, but useful life.
Two daughters and two sons survive her.
Kev. J. F. McKinnon and Rev. T. VV. Sloan, 1
officiated at tbe funeral services. i
UNION SERVICES. |
Union services was held Sabbath evening J
in the A. R. P. Church. Dr. McPheeters, of
Columbia, conducted the services on this occasion.
DR. M'PHEETER'3 SERMON. I
The services in the Presbyterian Church (
Sunday morning were also conduoted by Rev. ,
McPheeters. His text was cboeen from Gen. j
42:36; "Behold all things are against me." |
The life of Jacob nnd that of Joseph, were (
briefly reviewed. How Jacob was surfeited <
With the sin of deception. He who bad deceived
father and brother in bis own youth,
was In turn most oruelly deceived by Lnban
and then by his own sons. The hour that had
now come upon him, that in which tbey
wished to take Benjamin down Into Egypt,
neemed to him the darkest that be bad ever .
experienced, and with wavering faith .
he exclaims, "Behold all things are
ma " 117i h Tannh mhuf fiflOmpd
ibe darkest liour proved to bo that just
before ibe dawn, and so with us. God
does not forget bis children, and he
will make all things work together for good
to them that love Him. So that from this
text we learn
1st. That all things are a part of God's
1 great plan of salvatlou and grace.
'< 2nd. Even the faith of a child of God
may fall for a time.
:ird. All may be dark before ub for we can*
rH OUR STOCK.
d ot see the end from the beginning, yet we
m not trust Him lor He sees tbe end.
4tb. Let na have faith like Abraham whose
example has served to strengthen his feebler
brethren throughout the ages. Let us not be
doubters as Jacob was for
"Behind a frowning Providence,
He hides a smiling face."
Death and Burial of Mrs. J. R.
Thls.'community was sadly shocked ty the
announcement of the death of Mrs. J. R.
Blake, Jr., of Abbeville, which occurred on
the evening of the 14th instant, at her Lome
In that city. Mrs. Blake was Identified with
thlai community, having lived quite near
here from the time of her marriage up to the
election of her husband to tbe efflce of
of treasurer of Abbeville County, and was
therefore esteemed as one of us. Mrs. Blake
was Miss Annie Johnson, who lived near
Lowndesvllle in Abbeville County, and was
In the prime of life. A new born Infant perceded
her to tbe grave only a few days. 8b e
left a sorrowing husband and three sons to
mourn their loss. The estimation In which
abe was held by her neighbors in her adopted
home, was boundtlfully attested by the lorge
number who attended her remains from that
place to her grave in the Greenwood Cemetery
where they were laid to real at 1 o'olock on
tne evening of the 15th Instant, by the-side
of her children who bad been stricken down as
with one stroke In tbe same elty several years
ago. Mrs. Blake was tbe center of a large circle
of friends and relatives, and ber decease
will leave a vacanoy which will be sorely felt,
especially by her surviving busband and
sons, wbo have tbe sympathy of this com- 1
A touching Incident observed at tbe burial,
wblob Illustrates tbe beautiful Christian
character oi this noble woman was tbe fact,
tbat six or eight colored men, the beads of
famlles, all of whom were laborers, and
many of them old family servants on ibe
farm of Mr. Blake for tbe last twenty years,
asked tbe privilege of filling up tbe grave,
as a last tribute of love and esteem for tbe
memory of tbelr departed friend aod benefactor.
This privilege was accorded them,
and tbe service per formed In tbe presence or
a large assembly of sorrowing friends. Tbls
was, lndeed.no Idle or meanlvgless tribute,
and Is forcibly suggestive of tbe commendation
of our Lord for aots of kindness scarcely
valued in tbls life, wbo Said, "In as much as '
ye have done 11 unto one of the least of <
these . . . , ye have done it unto me."
ft Is not tbe fortune of many to bave such
an unsolicited and voluntary tribute paid to
tbelr moral worth. Surely such a life bas
not been lived In vain.
Tbe Southern's Mississippi Victory.
fbe Constitution, Atlanta, Ga.. Feb. 21, 1901.
Tbe victory 01 me oouinera ivunwuy i/uupany
before tbe railway commission of the
state of Mississippi Is a splendid tribute to
Lbe showing made before the officers of tbe
Tbe case grew out of tbe purchase by the
8outbern Railway Company of the Mobile
md Ohio Railroad, running north from <
Mobile to St. Louis, passing through Mississippi
on ItH way. Tbe cry was raised that tbe
purchase was violative of tbe laws of competition,
and that tbe sale should not be In-1
validated by the aotlon of the state railroad
oommlsslon. Before that body It was shown
that tbe Mobile and Ohio did not parallel the
Southern; that Its north and south lVne crossed
tbe Southern's east and west lines twice at
right angles, and tbat Instead of curtailing
competition It really extended tbe comDetW
tlon of tbe Southern Railway as against other
railways in the State of Mississippi. It was '
also shown that It bad never been tbe policy
of the Southern Railway Company to carry
dead ends or unworked lines; that every
mile of track was worked for all that it was
worth, and that It was In this spirit that the (
Southern desired to enter Mississippi. The
plea was so straight-forward and convincing
[Dai IQe CUQJ[U1HNI()U UUUUIU1UU9IJI uioujinncu
Its action against the Southern.
To the people ol Georgia, to whom the
working or the Southern system is so well
known, the action of the Mississippi commission
Is no surprise. Ten years ago the anti- 1
railroad spirit in Georgia ran very high.
Since that time the Southern, under the presidency
of Mr. Spencer, has dealt so fairly with
the people, and has so promptly met every f
local enterprUe, that this feeling completely
disappeared. Other railroads have co-operated
and all past antagonism has disappeared,
l'hls Is true not only of the political feature,
?ut of the appeals to state railroad commls- [
along on Important Issues. I
Mississippi, therefore, Is to be congratulat- t
3d upon its determination loencourage rather t
than to antagonise the development In that i
itate of the business and the broad and liberal a
iplrlt of the Southern Railway. ?
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Herrymaber* Celebration, Aiigtitttn, .
(la., April 23.27, 1901.
On account of tbe above occasion. Southern I
Railway annoonces reduced rates from Ashe- I
rllle, Charlotte and Intermediate points In L
North Carolina, Tennllle and Savauna!) and 1
Intermediate points In Georgia, and from all I
points in South Carolina, to AuguRta, Ua., L
ind return, of one flrst-class lare for tbe round I
trip for individuals (single tickets,) and for f
military companies and brass bands In uni
form, twenty (20) or more on one ticket,! still .
lower rates. ?
Tickets will be sold April 20th to 26th Inclu- &
live and for trains scheduled to arrive at Au- <
justa prior to noon of April 27th, good to .
eturn until April 29th, 1901. For detailed Information
as to schedules, rates, etc., write or J
>nll nn anvflffintnf the Southern Railway or 1
jonnections. W. H. Tayloe, J
Asst. Geo. Pass. AgeDt. ?
Atlanta, (ia. J
Mentholatuno will do what Is claimed, we &
guarantee It, do family should be without ft, I
for sale by Speed Drug Co. &
Roup Id chickens is posatlvely cured by \
mentholatum at Speed Drug Co. A
Bay fever and catarrh are instantly reliev
3d by mentholatum, for sale by Speed Drug
You can find camphor, lavander, or cedaride,
preparations for packing away blankets, ?
Sannels, &c? at Speed Drug Co.
When travelling always carry a jar of
mentholatum to relieve headache, sore
Lhroat, Ac., for sale by Speed Drug Co.
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Suits, which J
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The State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. ks
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Henry P. McGee, Plaintiff, against L. S. Burton,
Y AUTHORITY OF A DECREE OF SALE
by the Court of Common Pleas of Abbeville
County, In said State, made In tbe anove stated
case, I will offer for sale at Public Outcry,
at Abbeville C. H., S. C., on Salesday in
APRIL (1st,) A. D. 1901, within the legal
hours of sale tbe following described l&nd. to ~ |
wit: All that lot or parcel of land situate, lylng
and being In Abbeville County, in tbe
State aforesaid, containing
Seventy-Three (73) Acres,
more or less, and bounded by lands of M. E.
HolliDgsworth, Abbeville Road and Little
River, and known as Traot No. 1 of tbe
TERMS OF SALE?One half cash, balance
on a credit of twelve months, with Interest
from day of sale at S per cent, per annum. %
The credit portion to be secured by bond of
the purchaser and mortgage of tbe premises.
Purchaser to pay for papers, stamps, and recording.
L. W. PERRIN,
March 5th, 1901..... Master A. C. S. C.
Early Triumph Seed
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Alexander's Garden Seed...
SEED CORN, MILLET AND ONION
"ALASKA," the best pea grown.
Catalogue, Almanac and Memorandum Book
given free, when seed are bought
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35c.. Jeans for 25c,
OTHER GRADES CUT IN" PRICE.
SHEETING, SHIRTING, TICKING, CALICOES,
The very lowest price on Flour, Corn, Hrun,
Jharleston and Western Carolina R. R
Angasta and Ashcville Short Line.
Io effect Jan. 13, 1901.
/V Augusta 9 40 am > .>5 pin
Lr Greenwood 18 15 pm
ir Harris Springs 12 52 pm
Lr Anderson 8 00 pm
Lr Laurens .. 1 20 pm 5 35 am
ir Greenville ? 3 00 pm 9 00 am
ir Glenn Springs - 4 00 pm -
lt Spartanburg 3 10 pm 9 00 am
Lr Saluda 5 88 pm
Lr Hendersonville 6 08 pm -
LrAsheville 7 00_pm ......
iv Asheville 8 20 am
,v Spartanburg 11 46 am 3 55 pm
,v Glenn Springs 10 00 am
.v Greenville 12 01 am 8 23 pm
iv Laurens 1 37 pm
,v Anderson 7 25 am
,v Greenwood 2 37 pm 1 30 am
Lr Augusta 5 10 pm 11 40 am
,v Augusta 2 50 pm
Lr Allendale 4 54 pm
Lr Fairfax 5 07 pm
Lr Yemassee 9 00 am 6 10 pm
ir Beaufort 10 15 am 7 10 pm
Lr Port Koyal 10 30 am 7 20 pm
ir Bavannah 8 15 pm
,v Charleston 6 30 ain
.v Port Koyal 1 00 pm 7 10 am
.v Beaufort 1 16 pm 7 20 am
iV Yemassee 2 30 pm K 30 am
,v Fairfax 9 85 am
<v Allendale 9 47 am
Lr Angusta. 11 55
<v Greenwood 4 05 ant
lt Laurens 6 00 am
.v Laurens fi 15 am
Lr Spartanburg .. 9 00 am
.v Spartanburg 3 55 pm
<y Laurens fi 80 j>m
lt Gteenwood S 45 pm
Close connections at Greenwood for all points <>n
. A. L. aud C. & 6. Railways, and at Spartanburg
rlth Southern Hallway.
For any information relative to tickets, rates, s?ch?*?Jle,
W. J. CBAIG, Gen. Pass. Agent, Augosta, On.
E. M. NOETH, Sol. Asrent.
T. M. EMERHON. Truffle MariHtcer.