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jSMThe I ress and Banner ;
bBTBv W. W, and W. E. Bradley.
HUGH WILSON, Editor.
ABBEVILLE, S. C.
JgK, A#~Pabll6bed every Wednesdp at 92 ?
year In advance.
Iednesday, Jan. 31, 1906
"Our Church Finances,"
ler this beadlDg our good brother of the
ate Reformed PreBby terian has au edltof
two columns. Ia that article was
with which we agree. In It, too, was
things from which we would dissent,
good brother says;
ery Synod hears the cry: Keep the agent
od as a representative body Is supposed
t sensibly. The Synod, no more than
?(jlBlature, can levy too heavy a burden
> people. And Synod 6bould not levy
ments for purposes In which the people
motly Interested. The assessments for
n Missions Is too high, and an adequate
> for the money so expended la seldom
any given year this mongrel eysfco.
we are not commenting on the selec1
words. Our brother Is a scholar.
In, the Presbyterian says;
id the Bervant of God who solicits
presume that our good brother did not
to be Irrelevant in the use of the sacred
, when he meant to Bay "the servant of
is the Lord's work Is brought Into conueant
to say "the work of the church."
e do not agree with him that the work
church Is "brought Into contempt."
id beBldes this great wrong, both to the
and to bim who baibort* the feeling,
aieu^berabd grievous evils connected
the lack ol system. It tails of our purtbe
raising of aueqate lundB?which is
mnation enough. it does not develop
Ilbe giace oi liberality, a more Ktnuutttvn,
And it lalla to do ibis lor a very obvious reason.
In older to develop llverallty tbe giving
mubl be tree; while tbe present metnod
ol special appealb and can vasseis often causes
tbe people to give under constraint. When
an appeal Is moslsucct sslui, many give upon
Impulse moi e iban iheir sober Judgment upproves,
and, unaer a ttuhe of wrong, tbe
heart closes against subsequent appeais lest
It be wrongea again. And In fact, by tbls
method giving is lelt too mucb to impulse,
instead ol being made a matter ot principle
and sound Judgment. Tbat systematic,
rational and worsbiplul giving which is tbe
Christian Ideal, Is unattainable by way of
And bence tbe evils of tbe piesent method
ate progressive. For, as iibeialliy does not
grow apace wltb demands, the resort to expedient
must become more and more frequent,
tbe expedients resorted to less and
lesaJiuuiul. Ana it Las come to this In our
experiencenot because times are baid, nor
became loimer gifts have impoverished ub,
bnlbetauseby being improperly moved we
bave become baidei to move. The special
appeal la a stimulant and in Its action it follows
tbe law 01 stimulants. It borrows from
tbe ftutire to expend upon -tbe piesent, thus
Impoverishing ihe lutuie. To get tbe same
result out ol tbls lmpoverlsbeu future tbe
stimulant must be administered In ever Increasing
doses. And the end Is collapse.
Am* ilttu ?.*irou nr. onnlhcr PVII ftf thfi
I present method. Siuce there is no consistent
plsn lULDitg through the whole, one
phase ol the v.oik olien militates againbi another.
Inteitbtb clatb. A special appeal lor
ibe borne field icbs the foreign, and vice
versa. A ct?n\ass reacts uuiavorably on t?stetamentb,
to that all the others sufler when
one rtjoicee. For tome part ol the work the
goose ibai lay b the golden egg Is killed; sooner
01 later even the lavorea Interest buffers,
along with all others, In consequence.
"Without delaying to speak of Irregular,
private, appeals, what is the duty ol the
Cbuicb under tbe circumstance*? To stand
loyally by the work planned under tbe present
method, and beek through presbyteries
and bynod to nave a better devised plan
I1 lUlUiUlAbCU AUU auu^iou. luotv ia ?* wmwvmcy
In the Church 10 allow (be work lo Buffer
in protest against ibe method. This la not
only burpabbiugiy unwise, n Is wrong. To
support ibe cburcb 1b a amy Hum wblcb no
lauit of inetbod can excuse any one. Tbe
method is a question of expediency merely;
tbe work alone 1b essential. It must be done
or golll will be lncuned; and tbe present
woik must be aone by ibe present method.
We "can't swap burkes In tbe middle of tbe
stream." Tbe nonconformists ol England
may protest against a bad taw by refusing to
p*y taxes uaaer it. But to sbow dlssatisiactlon
with a method In tbe cburob work by
withholding our gilts 1b to sin. There are
Other wa>sol pi ousting.
After omitting what we thought would be
Irreverent if said by a secular paper, we
' agree with much that is said in the quota.
Here is, however, a sentence with which we
"And after bearing the bneandory against
canvassts ana aaaing our clamor to it, It 1b
worth asking whether the trouble does not
lie in ourselves lather than in ibe method.
It Is the canvass, or the parting with our
money, that disturbs us? Ibe canvasser
gets twenty-five aoiiars lrom a man?how
much better wouia that man like another
method which wouia gel the same amount?
l Haa the tejmd levitd an additional assessment
of hltetn thoutand aollars lor the
equipment oi jour lortign and home work, an
uube*rd>oi protest wouia have been raised.
Of reiusal to give to the Loid's work, as of
every other Kina oi evil, no question of
method but tbe love of money is the root.
A rxri r\e\ r\r\a ch/in Irt hiHu Itnm h l mm 1 f iho roal
? motive which iits buck ol a reiusaF to give To
| any good cause uuv? before the Church."
ft Oar testimony would be: Tbat refusal to
| submit to excebslve and unreasonable assessI
ment 1b the first duty of an honeBt man wbo
regard* blB obligation to bis family. The
L "am" lies more in an unreasonable aBsessi
ment tban In tbe refusal to Bubmlt to It.
I Tbe Synod, like tbe Legislature, should act
J wisely,, conscientiously and bravely In proteotlng
Ute people from wrong or extortionate
| demands. Tbe Synod acts foolishly wben It
I forces tbe people to protect tbtmseives, Tbe
Preabyur.an, not once, relorred to tbe duly
L> wblob we owe to our families. It would seem
K tbat we bave nothing else to do with our
1 money than to surrender It for tbe impracticable
and unwise schemes.
We entirely disagree with what the Presbyterian
says about giving under Impulse.
Oar best acts are under impulse. Uuder cool
calculating lLfiuences, we draw up the
} purse Btrlngs.
Synod should not have allowed the churches
to be haras ed by appeals lor Missions In
either Mexico or India. The money which
may be bent 10 India will likely be as with
tne tue money sent to Msxioo. If not a total
ions, It will certainly be a very poor inventus
menu Ttiin country is large enough, and tbe
people or ibis country are good enough, to
ieuelve tbe benefits 01 all of our labor and all
of oar money.
As our neighbor has repeatedly spoken of
" In," may we not ask him it he dots not
think it a sin lor Synod to authorize or expect
the poor and struggling people 01 the church
to deny tnemselves .tbo oidinary comloris
to give moaey to foreign missions and to
send missionaries to fields where they are
unwelcome, and where the prospects is that
they will do little or no good?
Our good brother In his lault-flnding had
not a word of kindness or approval for those
of his fellow churchmen who have given so
General Joseph the beloved Confederate
Al6jor General who was later the hero of
San Jusn Hill ci rLmt'Edlng United Slates
troops died In Brooklyn last Saturday of pneu
monla. His boby was burled at Arlington
with great military and civic honors.
General Ulyses S. Grant Junior, provided
transportation over tbe Southern for tbe
Wheeler Camp C. V. at Atlanta to Washington,
and nearly all the Veterans went to the
capltol as a tribute of their love and esteem.
Id a little while the survivors of tbe great
struggle of 186!? 66 will have answered thel
?? i?i L & .
And now the city of Augusta wants to take
our Immigration commissioner, Watson.
It Is noticed that some of the Legislators are
trying to save expenses by requiring election
notices to be published In any one paper in &
the county, and some of the newspapers have Iff
bee a written to in an eflort to defeat such J?
Legislation. It may be right to defeat such fro
Legislation, but we have no sort of doubtas to v ?
the newspaper's duty next fall. Newspapers, Sal
like other people, may fight their enemies.
Fitzhugb Lee and -Toe Wheeler are dead, S
aDd M. C. Butler of South Carolina is now the aft
only living man who has the distinction of wa
having served under two repubiios. Lee, 3
Wheeler and BuHer were major generals in Sh
the Confederate army, and served with the 1d(
same rank in the United States volunteer rln
army in the war with Spain. !
We love the man with the rose on his vll
tongue, the man who sees the boy's dirty face hit
but mentions its bright eyes, who notices H.
your shabby coat but praises your studious i
habits, the man who sees all faults but who Is in
quick to praise, slow tp blame. We like to J
meeta man whose smile will brighten up dead clt
Dess, whose voice le full of music of the birds, A1
whose handshakes is an inspiration and his Ga
God bless you a benediction;' He makes us B.
lerget our troubles as the raven's dismal
croak is forgotten when the wood ur<
thrush slogs. God bless the man of cheer. 2
There Is plenty of trouble here and we need Fli
not increase it. There is a lot of dying done Sis
ahead of time. bel
He who makes it his chief purpose to do the Wi
will of (iod will learn by experience some- wl
tblng of the Savior's meaning when He said, |
"My meat Is to do the will of Him that sent Bo
Me."?Associate Keformed Presbyterian. tlr
It occurs to us that the speech of our Savior 1
had In it a beauty which our good brother at Cq,
Due West did not discover. W
The Sao Domingo Treaty. a ^
We see It stated that the San Domingo gli
tready as endorsed, or recommended, by I?
President Roosevelt mnst.have the vote of a ip
few Democratic Senators to secure Its ratlfl- 2
cation by the Senate, it seems that all the ^
Republicans are for It, and that already a j
system bullying or bodgerlng Democrats to lai
vole right has,already begun. gj!
It Is fair to assume that a division of sentl- 0'<
ment might be honeBlly entertained by those 1
who are brave eaough to express their own
Any parrot may say me too, and claim J
credit for party allegiance, even if lack of fr]
manhood force them to be patriotic. How all da
Republicans can vote one way, and all Dem*
ocrats vole the other has not been explained,
except on the theory that tbsre are a whole Ju
lot of men who have no opinion of their
We respect the manly man, whether he op
agrees with us or not. And we respect Dem- wj
oorats and Republicans who have opinions, to
but for nlnnyhammers who can do nothing ]
but vote with "the party," we withhold expresilon
of opinion, for the reason that we do
not wish to be disagreeable. Ei
We believe It 1b a fact that there has been
opposition to every progressive movement pr
hv this government, notablv in the case of J
tbe Louisiana purchase, whloh Included'., a p,1
Iretcb ol country that was Inhabited by law- ]
less bauds. Bui these ugly creatures have St
We feel no great Interest In the San Domln- da
go matter, but If we bad a vote, we should
vole for It. If a Senator should vote for or f01
against It became of boneBl convictions tbe ac<
country should respect him. If be votes like 1
a parrot, "with his party," that Is his right, gj
and Is tbe easiest way for htm to reach a ne
boom proof, without asserting manhood or j
assumlDg responsibility. W1
It all depends upon whether cowardice or A.
manhood governs the Senator. be
The House of Representatives has passed W
a Bill which grants a suspension of exercises ]
In Wlntbrop College'during the Christmas
holidays. This on petition of numerous
students or their parents. ^
The suspension Is an aot of gross injustice. | da
That much time 1b lost, and many of the tio
parents are unable to stand the needless expense
of having their daughters come home
in the middle of a session. It may be right tlo
and proper to grant leave t absence to snob **
girls as are able K> stand the expense and are
willing to forfeit a week of tuition, bat to I
force tbe struggling poor to any such expense Jjj!
and deprivation beoause the rloh want a an
frolic is little short of an outrage on com- trc
mon sense and common honesty. It is a
matter of pleasure for us to note that Senator jw
Tillman has correct views on this subject. Mi
It Is now with the Senate to say whether
this gross lcjastlce shall be autborlzed by ex
? . ? 1
Judge Hill Goes to Florida. bo
Judge R. E. Hill left Monday for Florida to
be gone lor sevtral months. wt
Several members of the Jange's family live (
In Florida, whloh faot with tbe delightful w*
climate assures him a most pleasaDt visit. ini
Tbe best wishes of the Press and Banner go tbi
with him, and a welcome awaits his return.
Mr. >"o?rell Visits his Old Home.
Mr. W. P. Norrell, formerly of this plaoe yo
now ot Greenwood, paid us a visit recently. wi
He Is as genial as ever, and will, we know, J
make irleads at Greenwood as be did at Abbe- we
' The India Mission. '
The Synod gave tbe Board of Foreign Mis- th<
slops Instructions to inquire into the feHsl- J
Diiity o. opening a mission in mam. ice no
Board Is endeavoring to carry out those In- I
structlonsand baa appointed a committee to ex
gainer up such Information as may benecei- be
sary. Tbe undersigned Is chairman of tbat aft
One of tbe first things we want to know is ev
what support can we expect to be given to ere
tbe mission. We know only tbe statements sal
that were made on tbe floor of Synod when C
tbe matter was being discussed. We want to ba
know if there are others and to what extent in
any and ail will agree to support tbe enter- an
prise. Will tbe friends ana bretberen who tai
are interested in this movement write us at he
ODce In answer to tbe following questions : an
1. How much are you willing to give for I
tbe support of the mission 1b India? pa
2. May we count on this support as perma- so
3. Are we to understand tbat this c ntrlbu- Mi
tion Is in addition to tbe aises&mepte f or, In coi
other words, will this contribution or any tbl
part of It be withdrawn lrom the support of 2
tbe mission In Mexico? cb
We feel that the lasi of Februery will be I
long enough time to get in all tbe answers Ja
and we will expect your replies before tbat I
time. Please act promptly. an
James Boyce, Chairman. m<
We find tbe above letter In the Associate an
Reformed Presbyterian of last week. As he wc
made bis request public we assume that be
wants tbe answer public, - ap
To the first question we answer : Nothing, as
To tbe second question we answer: Yes; as
permanent as tbe everlasting bills. ttn
To the third question we answer: Yes; we re(
will continue to give to tbe Mexican Mission,
as heretofore, tbe amount being the same aa
just now promised to the Indian Mission, mi
We take no sort of slock In either enterprise.
And we think that both are an Imposition on ts i
the good people of the church. After a 1 these sui
years of heavy assessment with unprofitable
results, It seems to us that It Is tlmeforSynod i
to see that our money does not bring a proper Ed
Meeting of Aonnty Cotton A?80?1i?- fa:
I am In receipt of a letter from Mr. Frank tlo
H. WeMou, 8i cretary of tbe bouth Carolina
Cotton A?xociatlon, saying that he will be
here ou titxi salesaay to address the farmers
ot tbe C<<uuiy on the cotton question. He
will come prepared to convince tbe most all
Incredulous that cotton will advance to flf?
teen cents beiore tbe first of next April. I
trust therelore that Ibere will be a lull turn
out on the part ol the farmers and all others, ga
on thai occasion. I. A. Kellsr, Pres. jg(
"j.'Jau. 2S, 190C. ar
AtDargan'sSA lOcBtoreyouwill find a de- Y
irabie line of heaters. 1 *
wo DoUt Picked Up Here and There '
About the City.
lies Evelyn Rosenberg of Greenwood Is
mding some time In tbe city with ber
at; Mrs. P. Rosenberg.
lr. Bradley Reese c?me borne Saturday
tn Unlonlown, Ala., wbere be bas been
tting friends for a few days.
flss Sara Norwood weni down to Dresden
lurday and stayed until Monday with ber
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. 8. Norwood.
liss Grace Smlib left Monday for Gainsle,
Fla., wbere sbe will spend a montb or
IIbs Eugenia Robertson Is at borne again
er an extended stay In Trentou wbere sbe
s tbe guest of ber friend Mrs. B. H. Day.
Irs. E. B. Calboun and little Miss Sara
oen have returned to Atlanta after spendt
s.ome time bere with Mrs. James H. Peril
bs Agnes Rlggs wbo teacbes tbe Betbel
tool near tbe city 6pent Saturday and
pday here tbe guest of Mrs. G. A. Neuffer.
Udge R. E. Hill left Monday for Galofle,
Fla., wbere be will spend a month with
i daughters Mrs. Samuel Thomas aod Mrs.
C. Lay ton.
diss Sara Mann of Antrevllle was shopping
tbe city laat week.
4'K. Robert McCoen of Laurens Is In the
y tbe guest of ber sister Mrs Horace Mclister.
Mrs. McCuen has been In Monroe,
for some time visiting ber sister, Mrs. A.
lev. J. M. Lawson was in Greenwood ,Sat3a.v
dajor and Mrs. Lewis T. Bryant are in
orida visiting tbe points of Interest In that
ite. They will go to Cuba for a short stay
lore returning to Abbeville.
)r. C M. McMurray went to Columbia
>nday on business.
diss Margaret Klugh come home from Due
est Saturday and stayed here until Monday
tb home people.
diss Nettle Russell leaves In a few days for
utbern Florida wbere sbe will spend tomene
dr. G. A. Vlsanskl went to Charleston
nday. He was called to that city on aonnt
or the extreme Illness of Miss Cella
Hiss Jessie Hill 1b In Honea Path spending
vhl'e wltb relatives.
The friends of Miss Mary Lou Smith are
id to know that she Is better after being
tte sick for ten days.
JUS Caro Morse and Miss Edna Holman
pm several days In Columbia last week,
diss Annie VlsansKl who Is attending
lnthrop College Is here spending a week's
iltday with Miss Irene Rosenberg.
&r.|Mark Bradley sptut a few days here
it week wltb his home people.
Miss Kate Marshall will entertain the
tobre Club Friday afternoon at four
'At. Courtney B. Wilson has returned to his
me In Anderson after spending a while
re with his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wlin.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 8. Norwood are expeoted In
e olty this week for a short stay wltb their
ends. Mrs. Norwood will leave In a few
ys for Baltimore where she will visit her
other, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, for some
Judge J. C. Klugh has been re-elected as
dge In the 8th circuit, for a term of four
art. Judge Klugh has a Lost of friends
re who rejoice to hear of bis re-election.
Mr. Oscar Cobb and Mr. T. M. Seal have
>ened a shoe store In Edgefield. Mr. Seal
II be In charge of this store.
Rev. 8. Li. Wilson, of Ninety Six, was In
wn Monday for a few boors.
Rev. P. L. Prentiss, of Lawanefc, Tenn., held
rvlces at Trinity Church Sunday morning
id afternoon. Mr. Prentiss will be in AbbeHe
lor some time. He Is a Kueet at the
Union services were held In the Methodist
? ouonI n 17 Dr A. C. Wllklns
UiUH UHliUBJ vwu.^0. ? - _.
eaohed tbe sermon on this occasion.
Mrs. W. A. Nlckles Jeavee Wednesday for
sdges where she will visit ber sister Mrs.
nkney Mcllwaln lor a few days.
VIr. John Horton, of Belton, was In the cliy
mday the guest of friend*.
Vlr*. John Lyon and Mrs. Renwlck Bradley
d ber children went to Ninety Six Tuesy
for a few days stay with Dr. and Mrs.
VIr. and Mrs. Frank Robertson leave In a
w days for Belton where Mr. Roberteon has
cepted a position on the police force.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs, Claude Jones
e glad to know that ibelr little daughter
Iz&beth.ls moch better after a sorlous Hiss.
Idr. J. E. Dantzler, of Atlanta, Is In tbe city
tying; with Mr. J. C. Ellis. Mr. .Dantzler
11 have charge of the store to be opened by
M. and J. A. Smith. Mr. Dantzler baa
en in Atlanta for a number of years concted%lth
tbe largest stores there.
I EAST END.
hMt "M" Wees and Hears on Hla
Rounds in Country and in Town.
DEATH OF GENERAL JOSEPH WHEELER.
["he ^.merlcan nation mourns bis death an
e ol the greatest, moat Btratlgic and most
ring, and Intrepid cavalry leader this nan
toas ever known. The hero of a thousd
fcatlle fields, and of three ware,?His
ilMtand herolo deeds will be sung, and
i memory honored through coming generanb.
He has fougbt bis last fight and Is now
rest, while bis memory Is cherished alike
friend and foe a great and noble chieftain
s gone to bis reward.
..'ast Friday was one of the days that tried
b grit of "Uncle Sams" boys "Bat rain or
Ine, sleet or snow tbeyBare bonnd to go,
d?o they went amid the falling limbs, and
lops that strewed the roads, and made
Bit way perilous Indeed?nothing daunted
ey pursued their journey nntll stopped by
ollen streams which they could not cross
r. W. E. Penney the faithful carrier on
ale,No 4 was the only one who made the
tire route that day. Our patrons did not
pect us at all and seemed muob surprised
at we should have ventured out on such a
dies Kate Marebell will entertain tbe
- *??? IP-Uow oftornAAn u t har
euro UIUU UCAb f I iUB/ MIVV4MVVU M.
me on Magazine bill.
dr. .Harry Hiii was in the city on lastSuny
greeting homefolks and friends all of
10m were glad to see him
)n last Friday tbe beavy sleet did much
mage to tbe telephone and eleotrlo llgbt
res breaking tbem, all over tbe City causl
Mr. Barnwell BDd Mr. Thompson and
i oily counoil no little trouble to put things
sbape, butall went to work with a will
d soon bad tbe debris cleared away and
d tie wires fixed up.
NEWS ON ROUTE 8.
diss Lizzie Mabry one of Lebanons pretty
ung ladles apent last week very pleasantly
th ber friend Miss Dollle Carlisle,
dieses Annie and Lucy Gibert of Lebanon
ire among tbe weloome visitors in tbe oily
it Monday. ,
diss Hue Blackwell accompanied by Mr.
Iwln Parker were among the visitors In
b city last Saturday.
dr. W. E. Penney spent last Sunday with
mefalkH at Sbaron.
dr. R. P. McNeil did not get to enjoy his
peeled visit with homeiolks at Sbaron as
wa? called off to business in a day or so
er bis arrival. Mr. MoNell enjoys ibe es m
and confidence of bis company as is
Ider cea by bla recent promotion, and Inisseot
twenty five dollars per month In
)n iast Sunday Mr. win jobbs came Dear
vlnga ferlous accident; as be was getting
to bis buggy tbe mule became frightened
d ran away tbrowlDg him out, and enjgllng
him la the wheel*, but loJtuuLtely
was not dragged far before he got loose
d only sustained t-ore and painful bruises,
dr. 8. C. LlnS Is feDclQK In his big potato
tch and will turn it luto a "truok garden"
we may soon look for something goud in
s way of vegetables, antl plenty of tbem.
'.Link is a successful farmer and never
mes to tbe city without bringing someIng
dr. and Mrs. C. F. Graves and their pretty
Ildren were In me city last Monuay.
Jlrtb?On route No. 4 to Mrs. Lewis
cksoD. Jan 28, a daughter.
iev. J. Lowrle Wilson preached at Lebon
cburoh last Sunday afternoon.
?be gravel roads on route No. 3 stand as a
jnument to Supervisor Nlokles, you can
I when you striae tbem lor they are hard
d firm. We hope for more of this good
irk especially on our route.
['be patrons along the rural route's will
ve to get a move on them, that Is If tLey
predate the mall servloe now given tbem
the minimum number of pieces baudled
r month Is 2000, tbat Is what the Press
d Banner said last week. Tbe carriers
i no longer required to take any count or
sordoftbe pieces of mall carried out or
)Ugbt back; only their time reoord is
"Th.ro'u onmplhlnii In the air" .vou
L and we trust all who appreciate the rural
ill service will fix up ibelr mall boxen
d take more dally papers so tbat each
He Irom Abbeville will be retained, this
igreat thing lor the people and should be
Btalned by tbem as far as any eflort on
sir part Is concerned. We trust a word to
s wise is sufficient.
'be Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. ft.
[wards who has been ill with pneumonia
now better under the skillful nursing
Mrs. M&ttie Wilson ol Lebanon.
dr. Thorn s Mc (Joint) and M'ss Linn
cCaslan wtre mart led at the Methodist
rsonage In tbls city last Thursday
ouary 25th by Rev. P. B. Wells.
'he many friends of tbls young couple
tend best wishes and kindest cougratulans.
Half a pint of hot water taken hal
hour before breakfast will usually
ep the bowels regular. Harsh cathtics
should be avoided. When a jjur,tivQ;is
needed, take G'haniberlaiuN
omach aud Jjiver Tablets. Tliej
e mild "and gentle in their actiou.
>r sale by C. A, Milford and H, M.
oung, Due West.
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JALESTOWN'S WORK FOR j1
j By Hon. William E. Cameron, I
Former Governor of Virginia.
[Written for the Manufacturers !
The vista of years which stretches
backward into the dim distance of the i
sixteenth century presents an imposing
avenue of events and deeds. Mo- i
mentous occurences loom up as era;
makers in the country's progress, some
of which are spectacularly brilliant,
and yet there is perhaps no event of all
the long line which completely ranks
with the first act in the country's
drama! , ,
At the farther end of the avenue one
may see the ruined and dismantled j
tower of the Jamestown Church, all
that is left to mark the spot where sufferings
were endured aud deeds performed
outranking the wildest imaginings
of poet or romancer.
During the last week of April, 1607,
the three ships which conveyed the
Virginia settlers to their destination
parsed between the capes which stand
sentinels at theentrance afCbesapeake
bay and dropped auchor at Hampton
Proceeding up the mighty James,
which the English first called "Powhatan's
river," the leaders selected a
peninsular for their settlement, and
debarking on the 13th day of May,
1G07. they began to constuct palisades
and houses for the village which was
destined to be the birthplace ot the republic.
AAA * _ A ? -?? ? ftKnnt f A
JNOW, 3UU yerB laier, we mc am>u<.
celebrate this event in a fitting manner.
In 1807 there was a jubilee at
Jamestown, as perhaps there was in
1707, though no recorii exists of any
ceremony at that dale.
The habit of holding expositions to
mark anniversaries of great events has
become general during recent years,
and therefore that form of memorial
was selected for the tercentennial.
With the exception of the Declaration
of Independence, if our country's history
appeals with such universal force
as the Jamestown anniversary,
The'United Stases has struggled past
the confines of Virginia and spread
along the Atlantic. It has scaled the
1 the moutians, crossed the Mississippi,
covered the continent and extended
its power and flag beyond the sean.
Had Jamestown failed, the English
, who had lost courage through previous
dissappointments would probaly have
abandoned the subject of Western settlement
and the history of this country
would have been far different from
??Kn f if ia
vvuau i xi to,
i A splendid lesson can be taught to all
of the American people by showing
; them the true condition surrounding
our earliest years and teaching the
evolution which has resulted in our
present hegemonic'position. This has
been the Hll-pesvading idea in the
minds of the projectors of the Jamestown
Exposition. Their purpose has
ever been to create a truly historical
commemoration, believing that thereby
they would not only perfrom a valuable
service to the entire country,
| but that this would insure a unique
aqd absorbingly attractive exposition.
To the end this object fbould be accomplished
the co-operation of all the
great historical societies of the conntry
have been enlisted, and among the
advisory board, consisting of 100 eminent
Americans hfaded by ex-President
Grover Cleveland, there are a
disproportionately large number of
those who have made history a special
COTTON AREA FOR 1906.
What shall the cotton area of the
, South he it) 1906? This question cau
be asked by anyone. It can alone be
definitely and correctly answered by
tbat great array of cotton growers, who
will solve the problem for themselves
and the world within the next 90
days. The great Cotton Conventiou,
which met at New Orleans La., Jan.
11-13 1900, and the commitee of the
Southern Cotton Association, which
convened at the same place on Jan, 15,
both, harmoniously ana wunoui a
dissenting voice, passed and recommended
the following resolution:
"Believing that the 25 per cent, reduction
in cotton acreage, recommend
ed and insisted upon by the Southern
Cotton Associatiou at its meeting at
New Orleans, La,, a year ago was eminently
wise and salutary, this commitee
suggests with all the insistence
at its command that for the year 1906
.the Cotton Association endeavor to
I continue that work, to the end
that the original 25 pet cent, reduction
from the acr<age of 1904 may be
accomplished in the year 1906."
It is generally admitted that the reduction
in cotton acreage for 1902
amounted to an average of 15 per cent.
The demand for a 'ull reduction of 25
per cent, from the enormosn area
planted in 1904 would mean that we
must still further reduce the area planin
190G at least 10 per cent. Those
farmers who redced their cotton
acreage 25 per cent. la*t year will not
be asked to reduce again this year,
but they will be expected to hold
their acreage down to that planted
last year* Those farmers who did not
reduce last year are espected^to cut
their acreage 25 per ceut.j this year.
The man who recuced 12 per ceut.
last year is expected to cut his acreage
another ten per cent, this year. In
other words, it is imperative that the
cotton area planted on every farm in
the South this year shall be at least 25
per cent, less than that planted in the
: e mm
spimg ui iou-x.
This if easity understood and should
be strictly carried into practical operation
if the advice of the best braius
from leading Southern farmers, the
Soutuern Cotton Association and the
perils of overproduction are to be heeded.
The farmers are generally getting
into a positiou of thrift aud independence.
This is due to the fact that for
the past few years, with but one exception,
thecrops of cotton grown, have
not materially exceeded the deraauds
for consumption, and fairly good prices
DIV ESI KI CATION THE WATCHWORD.
That the area planted in cotton last
jear,was too large therecan benoques
tion of doubt. But for tne Daueiiujauc
conditions prevailiug in tne soutbwestern
states, we would have produced
over 12,000,000 bales and tulleied a
tremendous depression in prices.
With the area planted iu 1905, wbicb 1
amounted to to 27,000,000 acreas, it is
easily' possible, with normal seasons,
to pioduce a crop of over ]3,()(J0,00l)
bales. What is the sensible thing to
do; cut the acreage and hold production
vitbiu the limits of consumption
at good prices, or plant largely, produce
superabundantly and sell at ruiuious i
prices? This is the question which
now confronts every cotton grower in
the south. Diversification is the keynote
to the piojier solution ol the problem.
Plant more land in food-supply
crops; less land in cotton; live at home,
and sell your staple crops slowly, and
at prices showing a pro|it on the year's
labor. Cotton is today the cheapest
commoidty on the market,figuring the
;rue-cost of its production.
The true doctrine of diversification
md reduction in cotton acreage will be
preached,from every bill-top and valley
jy the officers and members of tbe
Southern (Jotton Association, during
tbe next 90 days. The entire southern
Press will be u?ged to lift its voice, in
behalf of tbese two fundamental propositions
upon which tbe south must
stake her tortunes in 190G. Tbe wise
man will heed this advice, and exercise
every possible influence over any of
his neighbors wboare not disposed to
exercise prudence before it is too late.
Make your farms self-sustaining aud
grow happy and prosperous.
As the maikets of the. world are grad:
ually broadened and l be demand iucrea
ses, then, aud not till then, let tbe
acreage planted in cotton be iucreased.
Kegulate tliejsupply to tneei the present
existing demand for conaumptiou,
and thereby have a controlling voice
in the prices of tbe raw product. No
power on earijj can control [trices,
wheti the legitimate Jaws or supply
and demand are recklessly disregard
ed, The farmers are ihe arbiters of
their future fortunes. We will poiut
the way to succefcs. Pause and reflect
before it is too late.
Pres. S3. (J. A.
SED SIDE~STEPS~AND TALKS
ABOUT THE WOMEN,
StjKtfentioiiM For a Xcw IndiiHtry.
Deer Genu I netd ttie sj mpaiby of ali
married put>bi>n?. Mnadatu btd went to
lowu last wetk an' bought 'trbelf rich'ah
Kret-bUh, an' me es poor en Jub's conventlonh.1
tuikey. 1* urs bii' iurbeiob an' Bilks an'
a cuuglwomeratlon ol apaiel tbet the like
ot w bleb ain't been seen biuce the days 01
Tije weemen, tbe pore deluded weemen,
wbuts to become nv 'em? Wben Madam
Sed got borne, weemen like hbe got inside
uv tbem ere glad rags ana liolltu out on
dresb paisde lur >n*i ectlou, nu hy tbe great
Hmnsn?i n. tcudaei.i tell whether (-he wuz|
a PoiuK, a Eskimo, or Jtu a ordinary iuna
Ole deacon Smith's spouse wub the cause
uv It all. Las Jail she bougb I a bo, a bo Is
Biitne km* uv cat er nother fur toe neu, an'
paid 14 dollars fur It, 14 hard cole p.unks.
nbe warient 17 becondo, by the ciocK al
Washington, cummin' down on dress parade
to see the maddam. When she arrived the
oonveoatlon ihet easood wud er done credit
ter Mr. William 1-enn with the iuJuds.
How dy'e like It? Perfectly entrancin.
Don'tyer think Its met? Why ltser inimitable
aariln,' whut er gloiious cullar!
It's iall seai, too, and ooly 314 Thet sort uv
onvtrsatiou lasted until Missus Deacon
Vsmoost d the ranch.
I knowed then maddam sed was goln to
hev one uv them nek eats il the hed to sell
the mooiy better,to by It, Twarnt long after
thai oue uv the cabors drapped in ter see
the maddam an the topic uv conversation
m us lady Smiths bo. "Jbont you thick Its
ug y ? s?ys madam ted. "I eertenly do" says
the nabor, "tb?* culler If o rid, perlectly orrid"
"An warreni jl4 ct orlui price to pay lor sucn
a thing', sai b madam se>'., "joo" says tbe
nabor,"I believe its seccun,' 'and anyhow"
an tbe con vernation went on In ibis strain
tiil the nabor vamoosed the rai^h- ,
I repeat It In all yearnesiuess, Cents, whut's
bi-come nv the wtemen ? Why Ive hearn as
bow In Abbeville awetman won't go out on
the streets lessen fhe's got sum kin ol animal
rinn, her rnk. Clotbe's won't do. getter
Pab blitz had tbe "Jlmmes" while in
Abbeville onct i n hed bten stein snakes gn
things lur sum time, fco one momln he wus
totln hisselldown street on a sorter windy
day an met a lady with erbout two yards uv
cairoun oer ueK. <j?i no ?uo <uv
end uv the cat blowed Inter einze's face au
It keerl im so bad he swore off lur 10 nay*.
A weemen now-ei-days Jen nacherly dont
feel|i)ke tbeyre drest rite iet>?n they're got a
yard er balor two yards uv minks poteum
or coons eiroen their niks an ther bans run
lam thru er lozercoon er measel er some
k in uv vui mint lor a muff ter keep the bans
warm. Gloves won't do, O no, gloves Is out
uv date, goiter have some kin uv varment.
This .thing Is ruiuln' ibe culiud female iraternlty,
too. Tbe>re tryin to keep In the
gallup with the white slsiren an tbey ain't no
further bt blnu than Ibe ailmighty rabbit is
behind the i ole cats and mink*. The while
ween en wear pole cats an minks an the
culiud weemeu jtsmake rabbits an possums
do. I'ken recom member no furthei'n 15
years buck wueu poi-sunis wurreut ckinntd
ai ail but n>'\?? well J s ktep y>r eyes
skinned an }ou'l. nee ibe*. the cuiiud weemen
er keepen the possums rkiuued.
When Ibe weemen make up ther minds
thet they've got ler bave cals ler iber necks
an bans nuthlu' short uv the dtexesiluid
strategy is goin to keep 'em lrum it. I'd sooner
ucneriaue ler dam up tiurvauuer river
?"u >iv hrnnm kmi>p pm !.er trv
ler char ge tber wi?> 8 one loter.
Any industrious young man can make
er lortune uow lti 12 dsj s by Johnsons ralen.de
clok. Here's how it Ren beduu. Get
that" Dew receet lur lauln letber, any Yanaet
'11 sell It to jer lur live dollars, an put you
up er big tanj ard, ana thsn put er udveriiseincnl
in ibe Press ai d Bunner an Medium
t-umlbin like thli?: F?ri> Million Kalibil,
M iiik. C?iOn, l'oHMim mii I'ulrcni IiiOen
wanted all at once, 'llbeu lake yer Yankee
r.ceetan s.ick 'ein up an so' em together an
gcosegreas' em an make :ein Into tluse outlanuisb
bocuustrlcturs an ruutls an hoodwinks
an thing* i bet tbe pore deluded weemen
are ravin' over. All jou'se got ler do
tben la ter advertize you floods an you've got
em when yer go to advertize, however, you
want to change tbe wordln somewhut.
bumlhm like this wud be proper:
Ground n ab Hale uv el> went lurs !
Oriul slorter uv prices !!!
Bargens In furs thet Oi ly come with the
comet Kldak, evry three thousand one bunderd
an seventeen years. It's not tbe chance
uv a life time but tbe chanoe uv ninety lore
an flfuen thirty tblids life times!
Fourteen thousan' Polar bar murffs knoked
down /rum 25 dollars to Sti.39. (these cud be
made hum choice rabbit tales, es I'm Informed
Is already dun. This perllcular part uv
the rabbit hes beeu throwed away fur lurk
here erfore, but It's too valuable er by
produk, an tbe thing mus be stopped )
Ten thousand nine bcndred Juguar bos
frum cannejoharle uv most sumpllous quality
marked down to S3.40! .Splendid value at
er bunderd dollars, (jou cud make these out
uv brlnnel cats, es iui .Informed hes already
been dun )
Thirteen sumpleously artlstlk an granly
executed Mawau furs, all thets left out uv the
original 27. Tbe same es Miss Alice Iloosfelt
wares to social functions, the las hide uv this
rare an extinkt animal Is In thes superelegant
lot uv nek wear marked down to $17.77!
11 nest) cuu ue ujuuci inticicu uui u u...?. j
rabbit hides, an heres wber youd make jer
Jack. Tby alnt one woeman In er tbousan
cud resist It.)
You'd not only git es rich es ltockfeller but
youd conler a everlasting blessiu on tbe pore
men uv tbls cuntry who bev ter by these
yankee feats fur ther wives an darters jes la
order ihet tbey may be fasbunable.
I wanter put Wllsun Henry and Cumpany,
an Haddun, an the noo Smith cumpenny on
notice Ihet 11 they sells my wile a twenty
Ave dollar cat thet they do so at ther peril.
Very umbly yourse,
Since wrlten this tbe cook has kilt Ibe las
bouse kat on tbe place an Is warln It erroun
ber neck In the kicbtn with the thermometer
standln 106. U S.
Link s< lis good tobacco at trom 'SJ cents
to 321-2 cents It will pay you to get some of
tbis totiacco, Its tbe cbeapeat in town and
we guarantee tbe quality.
Don't forget Link when in need of a bam
or strip, every one is sold under a guarantee
to please the most particular.
Don't buy an old stock shoe or bat but go
to Link's and be sure cf getting only new
goods, bis prices are right.
Mountain buckwheat Hour, self rising
buckwh?at, maple syrup, oat meal, pickles,
and tlnest canned goods made, at S. J. Link's.
Many choice bargains In roasted and ;
green coffees, at S. J. Link's.
Just tbe right time to get a pair of waterproof
shoes. Link has ihem and all otner
kinks except tbe lu.'erlor kind.
The best hames, single trees, collar pads,
traces, bridles, well chains .tc at Links.
"The longest pole knocks the persimmons"
the longest store gets the business. Lluk's
store is IGo leet long and filled wltti bargains
from end to end.
Be sure to get Link's prices on Molasses by 1
the barrel.a carload to be sold in the next ;
Link in still doing 11 great Hour business
St'e his Hour and get bis prices before buy
Just in, a shipment of No, 1 timitby hay,
FA lLli \ KIt S I.OCA I.S.
Just reeelvrd by Faulkner 1 car of sash,
doors and blinds all sizes and prices.
Mouldings ol nil kinds and prices. Don't
foruet the plwce, "Faulkner's" on Trinity
street. Come iu and let me ligure wiih you (
whether you buy or cot, I like lo give pnceH
and make the other lellow sell you cheup, il i
can't sell you. II It is shingles you want
in the man to see. i
?>elter from Mr. Robt. IKcCombH. j
Corozal, Canal Zone,
Iatbmue of Panama
June 18, 1905,
Mr. W. W. Bradley, i
Abbeville, S. C.,1
Dear Sir and Friend?Please enter
my uume on your list as a subscriber
to the Press and Banner, and I will
send you a remittance for same in a
few days. Since I have arrived on the
Isthmus I have not seen a copy of
either tbe Press and Banner or Medium
and thereloredon't know much about
what Is going on at home. After having
read the County papers almost
every week since I can remember, it
makes a fellow out of the world when
they don't show up in the mails.
It takes from 10 to 12 days fpr mail
to reach us trom the States, the quickest
route for the Prees and Banner to
come would be via N. Y., for if it1 were
to come via New Orleans, it would lie
in New Orleans uutil it would be a
week old, as the Steamers leave New
Orleans every Wednesday.
I have had one slight attack of Ma-1
laria sit ce I have been on the Isthmus
but at present I am enj^yiDg good
] live at Corozal a small town about
two and one-half miles fiom tbe city
of Panama, but work in the city. The
Commission has quarters for the employees
at Corozal, we go and come on
the rail road.
'l'l,oro loonmo Yollnw -TAPk In the
Hospital but generally the health of
the Americans is verv good.
The rainy season is on and we do not
suffer from the heat. The nights are
very pleasant indeed, with the exception
of the mosquitoes and they are
not near so bad as when I first came
on the lethmas, as the Sanitary department
is doing every thing possible
to exterminate them. If we don't have
an epidemic I think in another year
this will be a safe place for a fellow to
live as the Commission is doing every
thing possible for the welfare of the
There are 4 or 5 thousand men employed
0y the Commission, but few of
ihem are doing any actual work on
the Canal, as there is so mnch preliminary
work to be done before the Canal
work can commence.
There is at Dresent a single track R.
R. from Colon to Panama which travels
the route of the Canal, this is soon
nrnrb nf nut
ting in another track baa already
There are several large hotels going
up aloDg tbe line some of which are
already occupied, besides houses for
men of families are going up fast as
Tbe Waterworks and Sewer department
if at present putting in waterworks
and a sewerage system in Panama,
tbe water supply comes from the
Rio Grande River about 10 miles from
Panama, we expect to have the water
on in Panama by July 4th. and the
Sewerage System will be finished in
Panama in about three months.
Ancom Hospital is situated on the
outskirts of Panama, there are about
35 nurses, all American women.
The attention given to patients is
first class, the hospital has a capacity
When I flrst came down here there
was qui te a yellow fever scare and for
awhile men were going back as fast as
the boats could accommodate them,
but tbe scare has blown over t>nd the
excitement is not so great.
If conditions remain tbe same I will
stay until Dec. when I will be entitled
to a six week9 leave on full pay.
Don't take offVnce at this long letter
! I thought possibly you might like to
know wl.at I am doing. Give my
best regards to Renwick.
Ypurs truly, *
R. S. MeCombp.
In The District Court of the
United States, Western
District of South Carolina.
in the matter.
Pursuant lo (he an'l <> 'ty given me by Act
ofCongress known i<?-M. lUnkruplcy Act,I
offer for sale for cash ibe m.Ure stock of goods
formerly belonglog 10 H. Welnraub, and now
Id the store formerly occupied by him at
Abbeville, South (,'aroilua S' aled ;blds will
be received on or >e!nre F -nuary 9. 1906 at
twelve a,clock M. J nhi i vf ti e right to rejeot
any all bids. PhMlew d-Hiring to Inspect
the stock of good-'can do so by seeing me.
Win. P. Greene, Trustee.
January 30. 15J08.
Only Moved a F( w Step*.
Dou't think for a minute that Maxwell
in out of business because his nign
is not where it was. Only a few steps
below you will find him. Look for
biasigu. He is very much alive to
your interei-ts anil ready to serve you
wilh the best of meats from bis Abatoir,
the same Phone number will
In the District Court of the
United States for the District
of South Carolina.
IN THE SIATTER OF.
To the creditors of Wt llam McNeil, of
Watts In the County of Abbeville, aad dta
trlct aforesaid, a B.iokrupt;
Notice Is hereby given that on the twenty- '
second day of January A. D. 1900, the said
William McNeil was duly adjudged bankrupt;
and thai the first meeting of his creditors
will be held at my office In the City of
Abbeville, S. C. on the sixth day of February '
A. D. 1906, at ten o'clock lu the forenoon, at
which time the *atd creditors may attend'
prove their claims, aopolnt a trustee, examine
the Bankrupt, una transact such other ,
business as may ptoperly come before said
M. P. DeH'-'ih'.
Keicite lu Bankruptcy
Januaty 24, 15*56. ^
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j: or Ditie.
On Reasonable Terms.
A model farm just l>?-yond the incorporate
limiis of the City of Abueoite, '
containing Oue Hundred Acres, more
or less, of highly improved farming
Upon hia place is a commodious
dwelling, containing nine rooms in
good repair; also three double formed
cabins, comparatively new, a large bam j
and stables and all other necessary out '
For terms and particulars apply to I
the undersigned. I
Kicbard Sondley, Agent,
I-0(1. Abbevil It, fc. C.
J. M. MCKLES,
Attorney at Law
Al>l>eville, S. C.
)fflcowltli W. N. Graydon.
Get our prlceB on corn, flour, hay, bacon
?nd meal at A.M. 8mltb'B.
LIGHT, MEDIUM AND HEAVY
FOR EVERY KIND OF WORK \ * ^
ENGINES AND BOILERS , M
AND 5IZES AND FOR EVERY M
H CLASS OP SERVICE. 9
B ASK FOR OUR ESTIMATE BEFORE , fl
PLACING YOUR ORDER, W
Igibbes machinery company Bj
COLUMBIA, 8. C. < H
BUILDING MMl |
I am dow receiving a Btock of
SASHES, j Wi
CEILING, 5 |
and FINISHING LUMBER, a]*>
n?T?Tnr nn T i mrro x T*rt?
onxn wjjjCiO, iiAinjs, UIJUA, ?
CEMENT and HAIR.
Come in and let me give yon prices.
A. G. FAULKNER,
TRINITY ST. V ; C(
Opposite A. B. MORSE.
for Sale. 1
Mrs .Ellis Gray don has placed her
elegant residence and the
house and lot adjoining in my
hands for sale. This is very
rfAftirohlA rAfriHATiAAA nrnwArtv
being so conveniently looated A
I" v S
The Einard house and lot
has been placed with me for
sale at a very reasonable
R. S. LINK.
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You want heavy groceries
go to Link's. .
When you want fancy groceries
go to Link's.
When you want canned goods r
When you want tobacco
go to Link's.
When you want farm tools
go to Link's.
When you want hardware m
go to Link's. 1
When you want dry goods
go to Link's.
When you want shoes
go to Link's.
When you want hats
go to Link's.
When you want new and honest
goods, lowest prices and ,
go to Link's.
65 feet of genuine bargains in
the heart of the business center
ry T 1 l 41
S. J. LlflK. 1
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