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ABBEVILLE, S. C. pj
Wm. P. GREENE, Editor.
The Press and Banner 'Co.
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TUESDAY, oi, ivxo. is
One of the worst things about an
account is pay-day. t^1
This is fine weather for the chain us
Resolved: That the man who prom H)
ised to pay his subscription when he -?
* sold cotton has no cotton. th
The twenty-five million dollar bond *r
issue continues to have the support *n
of the traveling men who go from
town to town in automobiles, as well da
a# of the automobile manufacturers.
in Detroit. Jones, he pays the to
NoW that the time for the payment su
s. of taxes has arrived, we rise to inJr
quire how many men desire higher Fi
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' The fellow we saw looking for a(m
drink on Christmas dajr has come to j di
tike conclusion that prohibition Will ta
prohibit. All doctrines to the 'con- w
trary are exploded. ; R
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INCREASE THE SALARIES. U
There is a movement on foot to ^
increase tire salaries of state officials, jss
-We' are in favor of the movement.'
.* Hie salary of the- Governor of this1''
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state should be &t least six thousand
r * ; dollars, and no state official who is
#orthy to serVe the state should be '
paid less than three thousand dolWtt.
It is a shame that we have neg- ^
feCted the matter aa.long as we ^
have. It is estimated that the in-| ^
creases asked for would not amount; ^
' to one-twentieth of'one mill in taxes, -
bat Whether this be true or not, the' "
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state should not ask her officials to
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serve without adequate pay. r
But while other officials are being 3r
paid what their services are worth, 0>(
the legislators qhould not forget that ^
/ there is nothing more dangerous'^
fhim a cheap administration of the^
law. For years the judges of ourj ^
. Courts have been underpaid. There, tr,
fi not a first rate lawyfer in the state
, Who makes as little as the amount se
paid a. circuit judge, or a justice of;mj
the Supreme Court. Most, of the( a3
lawyers are men without means. The^
profession is not sought out by
those men who desire to become cjj
rich. For that reason when a law- jr)
yer is elected to the bench it is nec-j s0
essary to pay him a sufficient salary C(J
V to enable him to live arid care for his 4^
family. ' fr<
While the legislature is providing) pj
for other state officials salaries com-1 te
toensurate with the work to be per-: an
formed, they should provide for thej ou
payment to every circuit judge andj nc
to every justice of the Supreme I th
Court a salary of at least five thou- j mi
and dollars per year. The District j js
Judges of the United States Courts,!
who do not work as hard as our j ^
judges, have been receiving six thou-i th
land dollars per year, and ten dollars] W(
per day for expenses during the
time they are away from home hold- w;
ing their courts. It is now proposed gj
to increase the salaries of these officials
for the reason that the amount oy
. now paid is not deemed sufficient to
, obtain the best talent in the profes-;
ion for these positions. at
The- State of South Carolina needs
men for the bench of as fine talent ai
as does the United States, especially ^
on our Supreme Court. The ability ^
ef the men who have served upon the
bench in this state has been one of
the things on which we have always
justly prided ourselves. We are a
vastly richer people now than ever
- before; there is much more litigation
than ever before; and there is ev- bt
ery reason why we should not neg- A
lect our courts and the men who dis- 1!
i pense justice throughout the state.
ir all means let the legislature inease
the salaries of our judges.
IIVATE ROBT. CHEATHAM
WRITES HIS FATHER
Nov. 24, 1918. !
y Dear Papa,
I wrote you a Christmas letter a
w days ago, didn't think I would
;ve a chance to write today. Since)
arrived here this morning, we are
Id to write you anything we want
. So I will start from the day we (
tided, which was Glasgow, Scotnd,
the 12th of July, flight here
will say Scotland is the prettiest
untry, we were loaded on train
out 10 o'clock from there through
:otland to Winchester, Eng., which
a very pretty place and quite a
We stayed there five days, from
ere Southhampton loaded right on
ship and crossed the Channel. Took
eight hours to cross. Came nearer
itting seasick that night than the
*irA trin across. We landed in La
arve, France, hiked about six miles
a s6-called rest camp, which I
ink was more of a diet camp,
ayed there three days, loaded on
eight boxes 3 ^o'clock in the morng,
cars about one half to two-thirds
se of our cars, 36 to car, had 3
tys - and 2 nights ride on them,
2nt within 5 miles of Paris I was
Id. Arrived at Ration about 3
iles from the first town we were
lleted In, hiked it in full pack, the
n was shining about 100. .
We trairied there about six weeks.
?/vm fViorp -otrp hart a two Havs trin in
ucks, 24 to' each truck, that was
riday, we landed at the foot of a
ountain stayed there about three
iys, hiked 10 miles up that moun:in.
This little town is where we
ere deserted by the balance of our
eg. on Tuesday, including the Supy
Co. Had to iive on reserve rapns
till Friday. I went out and
jught a dozen eggs for 5 francs,
hich is about $1.00, had to pay the
tme price tel have them cooked.
From tiis ttrttai we were trucked
>wn to Ertith, which is in the Alice
section, as you know the Gerans
have had since 1870, most of
le population is fully 75 per Ger
an. From there we hiked up the
reatest mountain I've ever seen, ten
lied straight'* tip. Left it warm
>wn there and was real cold up
lere. The. mountains, are so steep
ley haul everything up by ,cable.
rell,. this was Sunday, arrived there
>out 1 o'clock, retired early for a
tod nights re&t, raining as hard as,
ever saw it. At 9 o'clock we were
dered to roll packs, left at 10
clock, orders were no talking, sine
file 6 miles, so dark had to
ririg on to' tHe front man. We were
reserved week, on Sunday night
e 15th of Sept. we went into
anches, we were in the front lines,
it A very quiet sector. We could
e a German tower about one half
ile, couldn't attack it with artillery
they had lots of American and
ench prisoners there working on a
idge. We could see them. Well we
anged from there to another
snch after about thre'e or four days
Toof wont. in noain i
ntracted pneumonia there October
h, stayed a week in 'field Hospital,
om there to Armtreville Base Hostal
31, was given the best of atntion
there. I left there Friday, and
a this far pn my way back to my
itfit, don't know if I will find it or
?t. There are numerous other
ings of course, but would take too
uch time. The great suspense now
when we will get home.
I am all right now and think I
ill stand the weather all right as
e exposures wont be so severe. I
ont forget the French lady in the
st town. I was sick a week there,
hich I didn't mention to you all.
le was as nice to me as she could
One good thing about our trip
rer, we had a German vessel.
Well, Papa, I hope you will get
)th of my letters. Don't worry
jout me for I am all right now.
Again wishing you all the happiest
id biggest Christmas you have ever
id. Love for you and Mama and all
te family, I am,
, Your son,
Private Robt. L. Cheatham.
The Annual Meeting of the Abjville-Greenwood
ssociation will be held at Abbeville,
2 o'clock, January 7th, 1919.
J. R. Blake, Secretary.
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LIEUTENANT LONGSHORE. J
Mr. E. H. Longshore has received
a letter from his son, Lieutenant
Furman B. Longshore, written on
November 20th. The letter tells of
'he serious fighting in which the regi
ment has been engaged, Lieutenant
Longshore s. ating that every commissioned
officer in his company ex
cept himself, was killed. This lef
him jn command of the company
and he led them through the battle
When he wrote he was still in com
mand of the company, and had been
promoted to Ffrst Lieutenant.
He encloses to his father a copy
of the citafion for Croix de Guerre
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awaraea to oo? jcvegiment 01 uuuu
try, of which /his company forms a
part. The citation is In French, but
he English translation is added.
Ueutenant Longshore writes tha
he is in sight of the Rhine as hei
writes, and that he te en his way to
PLANS BEING LAID
FOR SOLDIER FARMS
Washington, Dec. 27.?An import
ant announcement by the United
States department of labor with reforence
to providing farms for returning
American soldiers 'in the
States of South Carolina and Georgia
was made here today by Ethelbert
Stewart, director of the inves
| i/ijgai'ivii auu niopcuuiuu ocivitg ui
the bureau. It is said that there are
9,006,000 acres of land in the State
of South Carolina arid 20,000,000
acrds in Georgia which may be-put
to Excellent use in making farms fdr
the g&idierd. t ' r'
It is proposed to take the lumbe*.
from the varioufc cantonments and
send to such locations as may b?
agreed upon fot the farms. This lum ,
ber, it Is said, could not be well put
to a better purpose. It is.propose!
to divide up the tracks to be." se
curqd into fartts of 160 acres each
which it is believed would be large
enough to meet all/ necessary v demands.
TTie matter of using the
building matejrfals at Camps Jackson
Wadswortfc, .tVneeler andtf>the? Caro
lina and Georgia camps that is riow
.tied up in or contracted for by th^
J cantonment construction service o
the war department would be used ,
upon these newly settled lands by the
On December 7^h the department
' of labor was ordered to begin tllis
1 work and already much of the preI
liminary labor has been Undertaken.
As rapidly as possible lists by coun- _
j Lies in South Carolina and Georgia I
J ->f lands on such lists will be made by '
the government, authorities and as 1
I soon as thisr is in hand her6 the actua
work of laying out ttfe new colonie
will be begun in earnest. Other
states in South will follow. v
' GERMAN MONEY SWAPPED. g
Paris, Dec. 26.?An increase of n
750,000,000 francs4in advance to the s
governmeirt is shown in the weekly v
report of the Bank of France made q
public today. An official note issued g
1 by the ministry of finance eays that
I this increase was due to operations
in progress in exchanging German
marks for francs in Alsace Lorraine
NOTICE OF MEETING OF STOCK- /
.HOLDERS ' ' ij
The annual meeting of the stock- i
holders of the National Bank of Ah
beville, S. C., will be held in the Bank 1
Building at twelve o'clock, noon, Jan- _
uary 14th, 1919.
J. ALLEN SMITH,
MR. GUY POORE DEAD.
Well Known Railroad Man Died
Donalds, Dec. 24.?A message
from Pinehurst, N. C., to Mrs. C. E.
j Sharp of Donalds this morning, con- 1
veys the sad news of the death of ;
Mr. Guy A. Poore of that place from
pneumonia, following influenza. Mr. c
Poore had been desperately ill, but
had gotten much better, so much so
tVinf. ? letter vesterdav said he was *
able to sit up in bed and take nour- ^
ishment. When the message of his
death came it simply prostrated his friends
and relatives here.
Mr. Poore was about forty years,
old, and a prominent railroad man.jl
He leaves a young wife, who before t
her marriage was Miss Marian Sharp, 1
and three children to mourn his loss. 1
Mr. Poore was a splendid gentleman
and very popular with everyone.
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Theme and Variations. (Pr
Hempel at the Metropoli
of the Regiment. "
Ave Maria?Cavalleria R
from the Intermezzo by &
" by Mary Zentay.
Aloha Oe. (Queen LilinokaL
My Old Kentucky Home.
Emmei's Lullaby, (J. K. El
erion Quartet. \
Long, Lokg Ago. (Bably.)
MAJOR MANNING'S REPLY
TO CAROLINA'S SIGH'
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The above is the name of a sonj
irhich has been written in honor oh
he late Major William Manning, wh<
ave his life in France for Democra
y. It is intended to perpetuate th<
lemory of one of Carolina's brav<
ons of which she has many. A copj
nil be sent free to any one upon re
[uest. Address Rev. W. M. Caldwell
lumter, S. C.
The annual meeting of the share
lolcjers of the Building ana Lroar
Lssociation of Abbeville will be hel<
n Dr. G. A. Neuffer's office at sb
'dock Wednesday evening, Jan. 8
J. S. MORSE,
2-31-3t. Sec. and rJ ,eas.
LITTLETON, N. C.
vhich carried an advertisement ii
his paper during the summer had thi
argest fall opening in several years
The institution is spending severa
housand dollars on improvements
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ncluding tne completion anu ncauu]
?f the new Science Building.
Pupils may enter now or at anj
ime and pay from date of entrance
The stockholders of Abbeville Ici
sundry and Fuel Company will hol<
heir annual meeting in the office o:
JVm. P. Greene, on January 2nd
L919, at 6 o'clock, P. M.
WM. P. GREENE,
REAT10NS so no,
och). Aa stag by Miss
tan in "The Daughter' geJ. ?a
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tastieana. An adaption
[aseagni. Violin obligato - g(j|S(
ini.) Assisted by Criter- pr0per5
(Foster.) Assisted by w^0 se(
nmet.- Assisted by Crit- make t<
as we h
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I $25 RE
) ; for the apprehension i
party or parties guilty
School Building in th(
some time after the 2(
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damaged the propert
J also the same reward
?| prehension and convi<
ties guilty of breaking
,1 in. the City of Abbevil
Dec. 30th, 1918. .
LONG CANE CEMETERY SOCIETY
There will be an important meet|
ing of the Long Cane Cemetery So'
| ciety in the office of the Supervisor i
1'Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, j
All members are requested to be
'' present as there will be important
v business to attend to.
Mrs. W. D. Wilson, Pres.
Mrs. Mary Douglas Evans,
/ Secretary. .
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J PROFESSIONAL !'
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Undertaken & Embalmers
' j Out-of-town Calls Given Special
Attention at all Hours.
J ABBEVILLE, S. CAROLINA.
mHinii n i tut n im n n 11 iimii iiii imii in i ifiiniiutim ummmtm i wnainun immm itmtniumuitiwvii
nost richly endowed soprano .in
is what the critics call Miss
f the Metropolitan Opera. A true I
r ambition to have her voice prei
all its splendor outweighed all
lsiderations; She has joined the /-' '; )
roup of stars. Henceforth 'she ' $
for the only instrument which,
reate her superb Voice.
empel heard Re-Creations of oth- artists;
noted their superiority to
she'd ever heard before and deinvestigate.
She went to the
iboratories; made a Re-Creation?
nitted it to the searching trial -of
test. She herself sqng in direct
)ii with the instrument. If you've
rd her voice oii talking machines
conceive her joy in hearing it Rewith
sUch fidelity and perfection
luman ear could distinguish artist
truflaent. It was enough. Thereshe
resolved that henceforth the=
it for he* voice' Was
:w EDISON I
Phonograph With A Soul** H
v you can hear Frieda Hein- H
k,a mere imitation on a talk- H
nhine, but Miss Hempel her- H
>11 at onr store and hear the ..B
itions lifted oil this page. . fl
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>n -Re-Creations slionld not 5 B
red and cannot be played \ B
y on any other instrument. B
ronlrl hp ill a
;k to profit by Mr. EdisonI
b work would be able to H
me test comparisons, such I
ave made with the New Edi- fll
ore two million firasic lovers 08
rPITTERS w n-SftCA. H
i -tmfii iifM 'i hrrtrfiife rt 'nij, ivjr:t. I BHB
' 'ri i ^1^91
s reward is offered . m
md the conviction of mII
of entering the High 99
5 City of Abbeville HE
)th of Dec. 1918, and gHj
y of said ^building; rH
is offered for the apition
of party or par-, h
; electric light globes fin
Chief of Police. * fijffl
j Cascarets Work BH
While You Sleep.^H
No headache, biliousness, up- HH
i set stomach or constipa- ^^HJR
Spend 10 cents?feel grand!
night take Cascarets to liven
er and clean your bowels. Stop
headaches, bilious spells, soun!iMHM|
?ases, coated tongue, bad bre^^^^H
tallowness and constipation?
Cascarets and enjoy the nicest,
[est "inside cleansing" you ever^BgM
perienced. Wake up feeling
Cascarets is best cathartic for cl^^^HH
ren. Taste like candy. No di^^H^H|
pointment! Thirty million boxe^^Hj^H
this harmless, famous cathartic HjS|
sold each year now.?Adv. nHHBjffl