Newspaper Page Text
RORAL BOOTES IN GREAT
CongreiMmau Aiken JHLakct* Strong
Appeal to the Public to Support
the Service?Points Out the Danger**
and Snes?Mtii Remedy.
Washington, D. C., Jan.26, 1906.
Editor of Press ana Banner:
Yon have doubtless noted In the papers a
statement from the Post Office Departmeut,
Indicating Its purpose to discontinue a large
n number ol the rural routes throughout the
country, on ibe ground mat "they are not appreciated."
Knowing your deep Interest in ibe welfare
ol our county, and In ibe general upbuilding
ol tne rural sections, thai make for material
prosperity, I desire through your paper, to
direct public attention to the necessity for
< building up the business of the rural service.
Cities and towns only refloat prosperity,
w -A?lKU?h ?.io?o Anuthlncr
lue CUUUW7 1D1UI ical Ulltu
mat tie true U irorn or retard! tbe advanctment
of tbe producer robs tbe Nation in dollars
There la a natural tendency In all men to
gravitate to populoua centre*; It la tbe social
and Inquisitive side of man's nature that at>serts
Itself. Telephones and trolley lines
have done mucn toward blotting out time
and space, toward making neighbors of those
geographically far apart, but greater than
either of these Is the tree rural delivery system.
Not every community oan nave a trolr
' ley line, not every man oan bave a telephone,
but tbe humblest cltiien may have his mail
delivered dally at his door. By these modern
agencies, the most remote rural resident is,
In easentlais, made a suburban resident oi
the towns and cities, and a long Btep tuwaru
I desirable llle In tbe oountry is attained. Is
It not passing strange then, tnat tbe tiovern:
' ment, which must realize the Importance of
maintaining the highest and most intelligent
citizenship In tbe rural sections, would
j; - snatch from these good people the only little
mite of gratuity they bave ever received, of
tne millions they bave contributed to tbe
National Treasury. And yet, this order of
tne Post Offloe Department "to discontinue
rural routes which do not handle 2000 pieces
g> . of mall monthly," will do this very tnlng.
/ Arguments as to tbe unwisdom of tbe Government's
course are lutlle, when confronted
wltn Its declared policy. One can not belp
S-'. noting, however, tbe Inconsistency In appropriating
annually, to tbe Philippines, an
alien people, millions In excess of tbelr revenue,
with the single purpose of eduoatlng
them to tbe standard of good citizenship,
while withholding from Its best ollizens at
home the little amount necessary to supple
ment rural routes not entirely sell sustaininc.
Tne Government disclaims any Intention
. of discriminating agalnBl tne Houm in mis
order, and we do not charge It wllb discrimination
or sectionalism, bat tbe effect will be
none tbe less disastrous to Southern rural
routes because of tbe disclaimer. There is
scarcely a carrier In the populous North that
> does not handle four or nve thousand pieces
of mall monthly while man; of our own carriers
seldom reach 8000 pieces and some
under 3000 pieces. Truly the Qovernment
should lake tbe larger view, and extend
V Its bounty to those thinly settled sections
which need building up, but we need not expeot
Bo great have the Government expenditures
grown, that tbe present excessive tariff
rates are Inadequate foi the appropriations,
and for once, the Republican party Is
forced to call a bait to Its policy of extravagance.
Many appropriations heretofore
made, will be either left off entirely or very
mucb reduoed; and "the poor man's lamb,1'
theSouth's little mite will be taken. It 1b
only too true that this order of the Post Offloe
Department Is no idle threat.
Being, as yet, uninformed as to the amount
of mall bandied by tbe various carriers of
tbe Third Dlstrlot, It Is Impossible to say
which routes, if any, will be affected by the
order. Some of them are doubtless on tbe
danger line, and feeling tbe deepest Interest
In the people who are now Berved by tbe
v ' routes, and In tbe ever faithful carriers, I de
i sire to stir them up to a realization of tbe
UMUKV1 blWk wuuvuvo MIV a/ ?<VUJ.
More of oar people uboald take tbe daily
and trl-weekly papers, and should do ibis ai
once. Tbere Is no greater agency for publle
good, no better educator than tbe news paper.
Tbere should not be a white family In
tbe District tbat does not take some good
newspaper. Beelde serving tbe Immediate
end of InoreaslDg tbe rural business. It will
tell for good In our children and our child*
Aside from tbe paramount advantages afforded
by the rural delivery system for building
up and making content sparsely settled
sections, tbe mere matter of money let loose
In tbe 8outh thereby Is a consideration. In
tbls dlstrlot alone, there are something like
180 oarrlers, reoelvlug an aggregate of something
like ninety or one hundred thousand
dollars annually, whlob Is distributed
through our avenues of trade. It Is paid to
as faithful and deserving men as our country
affords; moat of them earn in dollars and oents
lor the Government and all of them earn in
labor, every dollar and more than tbe Government
pays them. Will we, for lack of
proper support, surrender this appropriation,
I . with the greater advantage of a dally mall,
stimulating trade between country and town,
or will we meet the exegenoy? It 1b up to tbe
good people who are Berved and the courteous
oarrlers, for the Government has spoken.
J Wyatt Aiken.
DANGER CONFRONTING THE
Questions as t OKnrai rree wenvery 10
Inquiry by the "Evening Star"
an Administration organ, touchimg
the purpose of the Department in the
matter of the rural delivery service
brought forth the following statement
from Mr. De Graw, founh asbistant
"The inspection of the service which
has been instituted is with a view to
ascertaining the cause for any adverse
conditions which may exist, and the
possibility of removing such conditions.
On discovering that there is a
lack of patronage on a given route,
consideration is given first to the possibility
of increasing the interest in the
service on the route; second, to the
possibility of rearranging the route so
as to increase the patronage; third, to
the possibility of establishing every
other day service in lieu of daily servioe,
and, last, to its discontinuance
where the conditions are such that the
expenditure involved in the operation
of the route is unwarranted.
"While no fixed rule as to the
amount of mail which should be handled
on a rural route has been Adopted
still the department feels that the average
rural route should handle 3,000
pieces of mail per month, with a possible
minimum of 2,000. but the question
of the discontinuance of the service
on routes must in all cases depend
upon the conditions as they may exist
on such routes, and the exqenditures
involved in operating the service on a
given route might not be deemed warranted,
even, even though the minimum
of 2,000 pieces of mail per month
were handled, where itwasiound that
a considerable number of the possible
patrons were not availing themselves
of the benefits of the service."
Parker's "Lucky Curve" fountain pen for
bald at Speed's druK store. "They worfc for
you, but leed themselves."
If you want to buy crepe tissue paper cbeap
er than ever before in your life, go to Speed's
Speed'B Clnco cigars are better than ever.
Still growing In lavor wltn tbe bO^e. We
ell 3,000 every two weeks, thlB Is proof
See those alcohol lamps at Speed's drug
store. Hot water In two minutes, can carry
In your pocket, most complete thing you ever
Alotoftb? Utnt ni/d/j jmt rasalvji
peeds drug store.
Beats The. Music Cure.
"To keep the body in tune," writes
Mrs. Mary Brown, 20 Lafayette Place,
Poughfeeepsie, N. Y. "I take Dr.
King's New Life Pills. They are tbe
most reliable and pleasant laxitive I
have found." Best for the Stomach,
Liver and Bowels. Guaranteed by
P. B. Speed, druggist. 25c.
^ One lot Prince Albert coats and
vests. Some very fine coats at
ust one half price. P. Rosenburg
IS THOROUGHLY EQ
tent lady clei
to give every
stock is comj
He has ju
and he is n<n
in search of;
He is hav:
done ih any j
his prices ar<
COME TO SEE
GEN. WHEELER SINKING.
Condition of the Confederate Leader
Reported to be Worse.
New York, Jan. 24?The physicians
in attendence have abandoned hope of
the recovery of Brig. Gen. Joseph
Wheeler, who is dying of pneumon ia
at the home of his sister i n Brooklyn.
Joe Wheeler is Dead.
New York. Jan. 26*?General Joseph
Wheeler, jamous Confederate cavalry
leeber and a brigadier general in the
United States Army in the war with
Spain, died at 5:35 this afternoon at
the home of bis sister, Mrs. Sterling
Smith, in Brooklyn. He had been ill
with pneumonia for a week.
TO COMPLETE CAXAL IN JUST
Joe. Ohl, Washington correspondent
of the Atlanta Journal, sends that paper
Washingon, Jan. 25?A canal .-by
the begining of 1913.is the promise
held out by Chief Engineer Slevens
to members of the Senate committee
providing his recommendations for a
lock canal are adopted.
Mr. Stevens is strougiy in favor of
the lock canal on the ground that it
will save from four to six years of
time, as against the sea level pioject
Mr. Stevans wan before tbe canal
committee all this afternoon. As on
yesterday he was closely examined by
dlfferunt Senators, particularly Senator
Kitteredge, who, after having
made a close personal study of conditions
upon tbe Isthmus, believes a sea
level canal is the more feasible project.
The members of the committee have
been careful throughout their examina
Hon 01 Mr. BieveDB u> renaiu nuui
indicating their own attitube. But the
opiniou is Btrong that if, as is expected,
President RooBevelt endorses the
recommendation of th* minority of
the board of consulting engineers and
beclares with Mr. StevenB for a lock
canal, this type will be adopted.
The report of th? minority of the
board of consulting engineer a Jock ca-.
nal at a summit level of 85" feet. ]t
provides for three lock son the Atlantic,
Colon, side and two locks on the
Pacific or Panama side. Provision is
made for a great dam at Gatun to control
the waters of the Chargres. This
is to be 95 feet high and about a duarter
of a mile long. This will form a
lake ending as far as Miraflores, about
35 miles, through whicn ocean going
ships can pass with their motvie power.
The estimate of the cost of this type
of canal is 147,000'000 and Mr. Stevvns
says it cvn be constructed in six and
a half years or by the beginin of the
r"/\T*i>r?n?T Hnrnn I
The "Modem Method" system of
high-grade tailoring introduced by
L. E. Hays & Co., of Cincinnati, 0.,
atisfies good dressers everywhere.
All Garments Made Strictly
to Your Measure ;
at moderate prices. 500 styles of foreign f
and domestic fabrics from which to choose. 1
H. G. ANDERSON & CO.,
Abbeville, S. C.
We have the best line of boyB' Bohool and
dress sboes ever shown In Abbeville. Ferrln
r" "" " """
DIPPED FOR THE LA
DE HE HAS EVER DC
A1AAA are a11 ^rin
Al'ljQ most seasonj
v/1 CO sirable goods
ired the services of t
rks, and every effort ^
body prompt and care
a are arriving: every
>lete in all lines,
st received by Express
' Cloaks and J
w offering the most al
he has had this seasoi
a, Cloak would do well
[>re making a purchase
ing the largest trade
season, which is the b<
3 right and his goods <
LOOK IS ALL THAT
L. W. WI
The largest and mo
Can foe t
L. W. White's Local*
L. W White has Just recleved an entirely
sew line of Ladles Cloaks and Jackets.
< Don't fail to see tbe Cloaks and Jackets
which have Just arrived at L. W. White's.
> Buy your Cloaks and Jackets from L. W.
Be sure to look at L. W. White's Btock of
Clothing. Hats and Shoes.
If you want an Overcoat at any price you
can surely get the value of your money at
Qo to White's for Clotlng, Hats and Shoes. '
Buy yoor Blankets and Rugs from L. W.
Tbe most complete Stock of Goods in i
Upper South Carolina can be found In tbe
three stores of L. W. White.
? * i
Torture of a Preacher.
The story of tbe torture of Bev.O.D.
Moore, pastor of the Baptist church, of
Harpersville, N. Y., will interest you. J
He savs: "I suffered agonies, because
of a persistent cough, resulting from
the grip. I had to sleep sitting up in
bed. I tried many remedies without
relief, until I took Dr. king's New Dis
covery for Consumption Coughs and
Colds, which entirely cured my cough,
and naved me from consumption." A
grand cure for diseased conditions of
Throat and Lungp. At P. B. Speed,
druggist, price 50c and $1.00, guaranteed.
Trial bottle free.
We have some of the big
gest ioc pieces in China and
Glassware we have ever shown,
and the whole store is full of
choice bargains. Dargan's 5 &
????mm??? ??? i
Calvert & Uickles:
? Headquarters for ?
White Hickory Wagons
Bock Hill Buggies,
Harness, Laprobes, etc. I
Calvert & Nickles.'
Feb. 24, 1904. tr
Land for Sale.
660 acres of the best land in the
Flatwoods. Apply to
J. S. Norwood, Dresden, S. C.
In Mad Clmttc.
Millions rush in mad chase after '
health, from ono stream of faddism to ]
another, wheD, if they would ouly eat
good food, and keep their bowls regular
with Dr. Kings New Life Pills, (
their troubles would all pans away. ;
Prompt relief aud quick cure for iiver
and stomach trouble. 25c at P. B.
Speed drug store; guarante?d. J
i full of the
ible and de>
at the most
ices. He has
day and his
j a brand new
a. Any lady
to see his ashe
est proof that
IS ASKED FOJl.
st complete line of
To Raise Supplies for the
City of Abbeville, S.C., for
the Fiscal Year 1906.
Be it ordained by the mayor ani
Aldermen of the City of Abbeville, S. C., li
Council assembled and by authority of tb<
game, That a tax for the sums and In a man
er hereinafter named shall be raised anc
paid Into the treasury of the City Council foi
Ihe uses and purposes thereof for the fl&ca
Notice is hereby given that the office o
City Treasurer of Abbeville, S. C., will b<
open for the collection of taxes for said flsca
year 1906, from Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1905, un
til Monday, January 1, 190C, without penalty
Rate per centum of taxation are as follows
City Tax 3 mills.
Water Works Tax(lnterest
on bonds and glnklDg
Fund) 2% mills.
Sewerage lJi "
That when the taxes e nd asoessmentor an;
portion thereof charged against the property
or party on the tax books of the City for th<
flgcal year 1906, shall not be paid on or befor<
the 1st day of January, 1906, the City Trees
urer shall proceed to add a penalty of oni
percent, on the tax book, and the City Treas
urer s an cuneci me iinuu; mm n iue buu
taxes and assessments and penalties are no
paid on or before tbe first day of February
next thereafter, an additional penalty of on<
per centum thereon shall be added by tbi
City Treasurer; and if said taxes, assessmenti
and penalties are not paid on or before th<
first day of March next thereafter, an addl
t'"oal penalty oi five per centum tbereot
b ' ljbe added by the City Treasurer and b<
c P ected by him; and if tbe said taxes, as
ae^sments and penalties are not paid on oi
before the 15th day of March next thereafter
tbe said City Treasurer shall issue his tax ex
ecutlon for tbe said taxes, assessments anc
penalties against tbe properly of the default
lng tax-payers according to law.
A commutation road tax will be collected
the same time as other taxes of Two Dollar!
from all male citizens between the ages o
eighteen and fifty-five years, except those ex
empted by law. Unless said lax is paid on oi
before the 1st day of January, 1906, six day!
work upon the public highways and street!
of the City will be required under tbe Streel
All persons falling or refusing to pay the
commutation tax or to work six full days
*hall, upon conviction, be fined not more
Lban Thirty Dollars or be Imprisoned nol
longer than thirty days.
Dune aud rat)tied In City Council this 10th
lay of October, 1905.
J AM EH L. McMILLAN, Mayor.
JAMES CHALMERS. City Clerk.
Oct. 10, l'JOS. tl
A GOOD BOOK.
A copy of Anecdotal Reminis:cnccs
of Columbia, by Jullian
Felby, may be had at Speed's
This is a well written book and
:ontains interesting reading for
ill South Carolinians.
Call and get a copy at once as
:he supply is limited.
Kins of All Cornell M<"<li?'liiei.
Mr. E. G. Case, a mail carrier of Can
ton Center, Conn., who has been in
the U. S. Service for about sixteen
years, says; "We have tried many
couch medicines for croup, butChamberiaiu's
Cough Remedy isking'of all
and one to oe relied upon every time.
We also find it the best remedy for
coughs and colds, giving certain results
and leaving no bad after effects."
Eor sale by C. A. Milford and H. M.
Young, Due West.
ASIC C. A. MILFORD, i he Druggist,
what Cranoline is, or you
can finish reading this and learn without
asking. Cranoline is a preparation
for the removal of dandruff and will
psfevent the hair from falling out. A
preparation not gorgeously perfumed
like most < f the hair foods. Cranoline
will be Used on your hair by every
firstclas9 barber, if you will only call
for it when in barber shops.
A great many barbers will tell you
they have something just as good ,as
Cianoliue, but you can get the genuine
1:~mill indict- fnP it. fj.
l^raiiuimc 11 ,yuu mil luoiuv -? ... ?
A. Milford, The Druggist, has exclusive
agency for this eminent preparation.
If you fail to get it, it will be
your own fault. A word to the ladies:
All fashionable ladies keep a bottle on
their dresser. Sold on a guarantee. For
sale only by (J. A. Milford, The Druggist,
Abbeville, 8. C. 12m
GEO. WHITE, JR., H. S. HAMMOND,
I iirnnr ftnmnnnw
We have bought out
the livery business of
Mr. J.S. Stark and will
do business at the
same stand. We are
prepared to do hauling
of all kind. We
also have good saddle
and driving horses.
H. S. HAMMOND,
Phone 32. Manager.
Ill MlHMS HE.
I > ' II VUMMMWk W _
HIS OFFICE WILL BE OPEN
FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER
16th UNTIL SATURDAY,
DECEMBER 30th, 1905,
The Rate of State, County, School
and Special Tax, Including One
Dollar Foil Tax, One Dollar
XN ACCORDANCE WITH AN ACT TO
raise supplies for the fiscal >ear commenc[
log January 1, 1905, notice Is hereby given
tbat the office of County Treasurer for Abbeville
County will be open foe ibe collection of
taxes I or said fiscal year from Monday, OctoJ
ber 16tb, until Saturday, December 30tb, without
penalty. There V7i'l be added?
A penalty of one per cent, on all -axes not
paid on January 1st, 1905.
A penalty of two per cent, on all taxes not
paid on February 1st, 1905.
A penalty of seven per cent, on all taxes not
paid on March 1st, 1905.
) Rates Per Cent, of Taxation are as
OUtlit! ISA va
i County Tax 2V? "
r Special CouD'y (ltoad) % "
. Sinking Fund 1 "
1 School 8 "
Special Countj(Poor House)44 "
In addition to tbe above, a special tax will
1 be collected for school purposes as follows:
Abbeville Special School 5% mills.
Abbeville Special R.R. bonds "
Bethel 3 "
Sharon 4 '
Ml. Cartnel 3 "
Wllllagion 8 "
McCormlck 2 "
Due West 3 "
A poll tax of One Dollar per capita on all
7 male citizens between tbe aye or 21 aDd 60
r years, except such as are exempt by law, will
9 A commutation road tax of One Dollar will
3 be collected the same time as other taxes
. lrom all male citizens between tbe ages of 18
and 60 years, except such as are exempted by
1 law. Unless suld tax Is paid by first of March,
1905,eight days work upon the public high wayw
I will be required under an overseer, It so much
1 Taxes are payable only In gold and sliver
coin. United titates currency, National Bank
j Notes and Coupons of Stale Bonds which be
come payable duricg the year, 1805. A tax of
816o ceni6 will be collected on each dog.
s As so few avail themselves of the opportun3
lty of pHying taxts at tbe times and places
heretofore designated, I will discontinue the
" appointments over tbe County.and collect all
i taxes at tbe Treasuier's office.
a Parties desiring Information by mall In regard
to their taxes will please write befoie
- ? w;? u uiotlner t??o InnuMr?n nf t.hulr
ueceui uci julli, ^i..ub tuv
r property, aud Include postage for reply, and
those paying taxes by check mast Include the
' charge for collection.
! W. T. BRADLEY,
1 October 4,190b. tf
We are Sole Agents here for
> The moat famous Cod Liver Oil pre
paration kuown to medicine.
Contains ALL the medicinal elei
ments of cod liver oil, actually taken
from fresh cod's livers, but not a drop
Delicious to the taste and recognized
throughout the world as the greatest
for old people, weak, eickly women
and children, nursing mothers and after
a severe sickness.
Cuies Hacking Coughs, Chronic
l?-u. i? ?|| Tlimuf anil
V..OIUS, UiUUl'Ullin null an aum'ui h?.v. i
Lung Troubles. Uuequaled to create i
au appetite aid to make those who
are too thin, fat, rosy and healthy.
Try it 011 our guarantee to return
your money if you are not satisfied.
Speed's Drug Store.
' . V ,TV*
HAVE YOU I
TO BUY TH
The school of experience w
taught ns, that the best go<
Our store house i
Our goods are ne
Our reputation is
Our motto is "TI
To fit the taste of ai
of all kinds.
Buggies and Waj
Of the best makes at
j est you.
T5V. oo 5ft onH 19.fi Ma
| | A, UVUVO UU uuu mv,
State, County and
. F. E. HARBISON. P. B. 8PE
Board of* Directors: F.
Blake, G. A. Vieanska, John A. Harris, ]
W. Parker, W. P. Greene. .
We solicit your business and
it HJifelv and co:
We are in position to make you loam
when placed in
Lumber, Sash, Doors, 81
Best Portland Cement, full bar
Just received three cars Shingl<
best. Car of Doors, Sash and Blin
Lumber on hand. Flooring, Ceiling
rinr nrirfls and we will do t
L VUI |/IIWVW ? *. ABBEVILLE
The same old stand, ne
Ik Peoples S;
S. G. THOMSON, President.
G. A. NEUFFER. Vice-President.
R. E. COX, Cashier.
krni^ Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention ta probably patentable. Communlca- OF
tlonsstrictlycontldentlal. HANDBOOK on Patents C
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patent*.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
tptcial notice, without charge, in the
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest clrculatlon
of any sctentlflc Journal. Terms. 93 a
year; four months, |L Sold by all newsdealers,
MUNN & Co. 361 Broadway, gyy YOfR
Branch Office, 625 P St_ Washington, D. C.
1 )R. J. R. NICKLES,
Oflice over (J. A. Milford's Drug Store.
DR. J. A. DICKSON,
GOLD FILLINGS; CROWN AND BRILGE
WORK A SPECIALTY.
A GCOD PLATE .........$8.00
AMALGAM FILLINGS76o and. 1.0? 1",
OFFICE OVER BARKBDaLE'B 8TOBE. MJ
ill teach you, as it has
>ds are the cheapest is
i well known,
i epicure. Confections
prices that will i&tert
' ' '. -'
v ' .*
in and Trinity Streets.
' 'V.'. *: V.v
ED. J. S. DuPBE.
E. Harrison, P. B, Speed, John B.
Et. M. Haddon, A. K. Watson, Lewis
t are prepared to handle
a, and to pay interest on deposit*, 1
' \ w : I
inds, Shingles, Lime.
3S, from the cheapest to the very
ids just in. Two cars Dressed <
;he rest?viz: Soli YouJ[
ar S. A. L. Depot.
mwmammmammtm wmmmmMM .. ,/
E, S. C.
S. 6. Thomson, Q. G. Anderson,
G. A. Neuffer, C. C. Gambrell,
W. E. Owens. C. 8. Tones,
J. 8. Stark, Ed. Reiser, .' *
Jonn A. Harris.
.. " r ' t / i 4' i
Ppn nils *
ol Supplies. 'J *
A. C. E. CALVERT,
t Dr. Killingsworth's office.
\u<u8t 16,1905. If
Dr. S. G. Thomson,
'FICE gP-3TA.lR8 ON MatLWAIN
Corner, Abbeville, 8. 0.
DO YOU NEED A g
n .1 o
or itaKe r
IK SO, CALL AND SEE US AT
ONCE. WE ARE AGENTS
FOR THE DEERING AND
HAVE A FEW THAT WE
WILL CLOSE OUT AT A RE-,
YourB for bualneu,
. T. & T. M. MILLER.