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VOLUME XXXV?NO. 8.
ucky Key ?
THE fellow who broke our plate glass
show window with a brick last Wednes
day night didn't have the lucky key, else
you people who now hold keys wouldn't
have a chance to try them on September
% 1899. The box is somewhat disfigured,
but the money is all 0. K, and if you
want to win?
i?e or more Dollars !
WITH US !
We give a key with each dollar's worth
you trade, and then we give you more for
your dollars than any credit Store can
possibly give. Remember?
WE SELL IT FOR LESS."
. 0. Evans & Co
THE- SPOT CASH CLOTHIERS.
uggy and Wagon
Trade is on the increase, but we want it to
THOUSANDS of Farmers can testify that "Old Hickory," "Tennessee,"
debaker" and "Miibura" Wagons are the lightest running and will wear
er than other makes on the market. You may find in this County these
~nt that have been in constant use for the past twenty yean.
We also have on hand a large and varied assortment of BUGGIES and
RIAGES, and among them the celebrated "Babcock'a," "Columbias,"
son & Jones," "Columbus," and many other brands.
Our record for selling ? r?t* class Goods is evident by the biands men
fed above, that we have exclusive sale for in Anderson County.
Our "Young MenV Boggy has no equal.
Have also a large and select line of HARNESS, SADDLES, BRI
[ES, &c., and have recently secured exclusive control and sale of the oele- i
"Matthew Heldman" Harness, which is well known iu this County, j
needs no "talking'up." |
The Wagon and Buggy manufacturers are advancing prices on all their '
?a on account of the advance in price of all the material, and ' in conse
3C6 we will have to advance our prices from $5.00 to $10.00 a job ; but
wish to give you a chance to buy before the rise, e? you had better join
ie procession and buy one of our Buggies or Wagons at once, for on and
September 1st next our prices will be at least $5.00 higher than at
eat. We regret having toxlo this, but cannot gei aronnd it.
Buy now and save this advance.
JOS J. FRETWELL.
Will still sell you a firot-class Buggy for $30.00.
FRESH LOT OF
BUIST'S TURNIP SEED.
HEELMEN, ATTENTION !
XJP YOU WANT
ICY?LES and SUNDRIES
j Bring the CASH and call on?
THOMSON BICYCLE WORKS,
the bicycle people.
BILL ARP'S LETTER.
BUI Has Something to Say About the
These Mormons ave n mystery to me
?8,000 miles away from home they are
raising a commotion among our people
and I don't understand what they are
after. Are they really missionaries
sent out from Utah to propagate their
religion, or aro they religious tramps
who find this an easy way to live. They
compass sea and laud to make a single
proselyte and remind us of the far
reaching zeal of the Jesuits of tho six
teenth century. The Jesuits went to
the heathen of all countries who had
not heard of Jesus* but these Mormons
go to the Protestants in enlightened
Christendom and seek covertly to
undermine their faith. They work
upon the weak minded and fanatical
and only make converts by destroying
the pence of the family. No wonder
that tho good people of the commu
nities drive them out and maltreat
them. 1 have no respect for prose
lyters in a Christian laud who would
seek to draw their converts from ono
Christian church to another aud sow
discord in a family.
I was ruminating about this Mormon -
ism, which is another child born of
New England fanaticism, where all tho
devilish things originate. It is close
akin to the doctrine of free love, that
originated there half a century ago,
and is now pretty generally accepted.
If a man doesn't find his affinity when
I he marries he finds her afterwards, and
they keep on swapping around.
Joe Smith came from there and one
I day pretended to find a Bible under a
big stone. It was placed there by an
angel and had golden leaves, and he
was told to read it, for it was the last
will of God and he must preach it to
the people. He copied the writing and
was going to sell the gold, but the
augel rebuked him and took the golden
leaves away. Well, that man found
fools enough to start a new departure
in religion, and because the good peo
ple at home made fun of him, he and
his followers moved to Pennsylvania,
where he had more visions and the
angel gave him a pair of magic spec
t teles and a Urim and Thummin, and
t tiked to him behind a curtain, and
John the Baptist visited him and gave
him the Holy Ghost and the gift of
prophecy and supernatural powers.
From there he and his followers went
to Palmyra, N. Y., and had the "Book
of Mormon" printed, and organized a
church with thirty members, and Smith
cast a devU out of a roan named
But Palmyra got too hot for them
and they moved to Kirtland, Ohio, be
cause the angel said so. Bnt Rirt?an?
got too warm for them and thoy moved
to Missouri and founded the city of
Zion. Not long after he went back to
Kirtland on a visit and they tarred and
feathered him, but his persecution
gave him strength and followers and
they built a church there and called
themselves the Latter Day Saints, and
started a bank and flooded the country
with wildcat money in the name of the
Lord. The leaders were arrested and
indicted for murder, treason, burglary,
arson and larceny, but were allowed to
escape from jaii and leave Kirtland
with their families. From thero they
went to Illinois, guided by an angel,
and fonnded the city of Nauvoo. There
they built another church and sent
missionaries to England to make con
verts, and they made them. Nauvoo
grew up rapidly and the Saints soon
numbered 1,600 men and elected Smith
mayor and lieutenant general. In 184*2
he was at the very height of his pros
perity and took a hand in politics. In
1843 ho. had another revelation from
the angel and was advised to take some
spiritual wives. Accordingly he took
two married women, the wives of Dr.
Foster and William Law. two of his
chief supporters. Of course, this raised
a rumpus and Foster and Law started
a newspaper against him and published
the affidavits of sixteen women, who
charged Smith and his head mau,
Rigdon, with impurity and immorality.
Smith then destroyed the press and
Foster and Law had to fly for their
lives. They appealed to tho courts
and had warrants issued for him and
Bigdon and seventeen others. They
were arrested and put in jail. The
governor visited them and promised
protection to them,, if they and their
families would leave the country, but
the people were so exasperated with
them they went that night to the jail*
and broke down tho doors and shot
Smith and fair brother to death.
What kind of a story is that to found
the Mormon religion upon and yet
these Mormon elders have the cheek to
travel through this southern land to
propagate their spurious faith among
, Bnt Smith's wife and his son Joe
never did accept the revelation as to
spiritual wives, and the son reorganized
Mormonism at Piano, 111., where he
publishes The True Saints' Herald, and
is in all that region the acknowledged
head of the Saints of the trae Mormon
church. The polygamists were all ex
pelled, after suffering by shipping and
house burning and other penalties by
I mob violence. They moved in scat
tered bands to Utah and chose Brigham
Young as their leader. He was a zeal
ous advocate of polygamy and showed
his faith by his works, for when he
died in 1877 he left seventeen wive*,
sixteen sons and twenty-eight daugh
ters that lie acknowledged*?besides a
number of others who acknowledged
But tbeso Mormons who are .sojourn
ing in our laud declare that polygamy
is now abolished and that they are not
proselyting to that faith, though it was
the faith of Abraham anil Jacob and
David and Solomon. Well, our people
don't want nuch men fooling around
their families and demoralizing weak
men and weaker women in every com
munity. A moderate chastisement
would bave a snnitnry influence on nil
Fanatics and tramps have their nur
sery in New Englnud. We see that
tho bones of the seven lieutenants of
old John Brown have recently been
removed to North Elba and arc to be
rcburied with honors, and that Mc
Kinley was invited. That shows the
auimusof that people. They still make
a demigod of that old fool John Brown,
whom Giddiugs and Beeeher and Gar
rison made a cat's-paw of to incite the
slaves of Virginia to insurrection and
to provoko them to murder and arson
nud rape. They furnished him with
$500 iu gold and all the rifles aud am
munition bo wanted, and so he took up
bis residence near Harpers Ferry and
for two years lived there and planned
his bloody and treasonable scheme.
Fred Douglas visited him there and
advised him to wait, for the fruit was
not ripe. But the old fanatic believed
the Lord was with him and wouldn't
wait any longer, and so one dark night
ho and bis little band of twenty-two
deluded followers surprised and over
powered tho guards and took the arse
nal and then calmly awaited the up
rising of the negroes. But the negroes
would not rise. Most of them were at
tached to their masters and their fami
lies /?nd would not join the traitors.
Tbey soon came to grief. John Brown
was wonnded, his son was killed and
most of his followers. For forty long
years the graves of seven ol* thei.u have
been unmolested, but John Brown's
soul, they say, keeps marching on and
so it docs seem to, with the second and
third generations of thoso who have
hated us so long and so bitterly. They
sent Brown to Kansas during the dark
and bloody days and there he aud his
followers, among other outrages, called
five leading southerners from their
beds one durk night and assassinated
them. Brown said it was God's will.
For twelve years he never lost sight of
his chief aim, which was to start an
insurrection in Virginia and let it
spread all over the south, until every
slave-holder was murdered. And this
is what the north made a martyr and a
demigod of him for.
Our own Robert K. Lee, a United
States army officer, officiated at his
trial. Jefferson Davis and John M.
Mason, of the United States Senate,
were appointed a committee to make a
report upon the invasion and declared
it of no significance except as showing
the animns of the north toward the
"* A friend writes me who wishes to
know where he can get a true history
of John Brown and his Virginia raid
and execution. Nowhere! No southern
man has written his history. Three
have been written from a northern
standpoint by enemies of the south.
The fairest account wi?, be found in
"Appleton's Biographical Encyclope
dia," but even this one, which was
written by. Higginson, is tainted with
the same old animus that justifies
everything an abolitionist ever did
against the south. It does look like
that forty years of time and the freedom
of the negroes onght to have molified
our enemies and retired old John
Brown and his followers into oblivion,
but it has not, and now they arc trans
ferring their bones to a more congenial
soil and will have grand ceremonies
over their burial.
McKinley has been invited, and as
two of the soven were negroes, I reckon
he will go. Maybe the devil has got
them keeping postoffice somewhere in
Hades. Bn.i. Am*. '
Negroes Want to go Home.
BlRMIKpiIAM, Al.A., AugUSt !J.?A
sensation was created in the session of
the African Methodist Episcopal Pre
siding Elders' Council, of Georgia and
Alabama to-night when the committee
on tho state of the country presented a
resolution recomending that n commit
teo be appointed by the council to set
before the United States Congress the
deplorable condition of the^negro pop
ulation in several of the States, and to
petition Congress for an appropriation
of $100,000,000 to start a line of steam
ships between tho United States and
Africa in order to enable all negroes
who may desire to do so to emigrate to
Bishop Turner, of Atlanta, who pre
sided, explained that he did not desire
the government to carry emigrants free
to Africa, but take them direct and at
reasonable cost. He said European
immigrants are landed in this coontry
at from $10 to $15 each. "But," said
he, "in going to Africa one must go
via England, thus crossing the ocean
twice, at a coat of 8100."
' Tho resolution was adopted by a
Law Briofs at 60 cents a Page?Good
Work, Good Paper, Prompt Delivery.
Minutes cheaper than at any other
house. Catalogues in the best stylo
If yon have printing to do. it will be to
yonr interest to write to tho Press and
Banner, Abbeville, S? C. tf.
The Heunion at the t'arswell Institute.
Last Wednesday the reunion uf the
survivors of Company F, Stfth .South
Carolina regiment, in connection with
the reunion of the old students of Cars
well Institute, situated in Hall Town
ship, thirteen miles Mouth of Anderson,
furnished the occasion for a gathering
of twcuty-ilvc hundred people. Com
pany F, '24th Sont h Carolina Volunteer-,
numbers on its roll of members one
hundred and sixty names, of whom
there are lifty-eight survivors, and out
of this number thirty wore present.
The members of the company have met
at tins point every year since the war.
and on July 35, ISN*, wen? formally or
ganized, and us an Organization since
that time have regularly count together
to go over the past and relate the mem
ories and incidents which it experi
enced in the stirring times from *<!0 to
iKi. At It.HO o'clock rilie Association
was called to order by the Ihm. Ii. T.
ClinkscalcH and after prayer by the
I IJev. Mr. Abncy. of Starr, the lurgo
audience was addressed by Prof. IL I*.
Clinkscnles, Jr.. his subject being th? j
"Civil War and the l.cssom it Teaches j
This (icueration." His speech dealt
with the principles which caused the
Avar, and the heroic conduct of Hie
Confederate soldier in maintaining
those principles?laciug terrible odds
and leaving to their sons an example
of unequalled patriotism, and a heri
tage of glory for valor and duty well
done unsurpassed in the annals of the
world. After music the chairman in
troduced (Jen. M. !.. Honhain, who
made au eloquent speech, suitable to
the occasion, in which he incidentally
sought to give due credit to the great
Army of the West for the invaluable
services rendered the Southern cause
by it. The venerable Martin Hall, i\
survivor of Company F, 24th South
Carolina, has given a lot to the sur
vivors of the company for their annual
meetings, and through the suggestion
and efforts of Gen. Ilunham a pavillion
will be erected on the spot before the
occasion of tltojiext reunion.
Dr. M. A. Thompson, representing
the man in grey, was next introduced,
and recited an extract. "The Faded
Jacket of (Jrey." The recitation was
made more impressive and realistic by
the presence of a young lady, Miss
Lucy Leverett, who stood by the
speaker holding up to the ?uze of the
audience a faded Con federate coat.
Dr. Thompson was followed by K.
M. H?cker, who made a telling speech,
lauding the mtulities of the Confederate
soldier and showing that in every
crisis of the nation's history, from its
incipiency to the present time. South
ern men have been the power that
guided affairs. He regards the pension
building at Washington a monument to
the valor and courage of the Confede
The exercise!* at this juncture were
varied by music, after which W. C.
Latimer, of Helton, son of the Hon. A.
C. Latimer, was introduced and deliv
ered a well prepared speech on the
Philippine war. He is an anti-expan
After a recess oi an hour, during
which an excellent dinner was enjoyed,
tho audience reassembled at the stand
and the Hon. A. C. Latimer was intro
duced, and* paid his respects to the
opposera of* thn Alliance. The people
should keep well informed on political
subjects. Politics should be discussed
on all occasions. He branched off on
the Philippine war and criticised the
Administration for spending $1,000,000
per day in trying to subjugate a people
who ought to be free. He took occa
sion in this connection to score Mc
Laurin for his voting with the expan
sionists, charging that by his vote he
saddled an infamous debt on the peo
Senator Tillmnn wus then introduced
and after some introductory remarks
appropriate to the occasion said his
interest in the meeting centered in the
fact of the old soldiers. That his
brother had served in the war and was
captain of Company I, 34th South Car
olina regiment, and he was attached to
all his comrades. The action of tho
Hcpublican party in regard to Hawaii
and now refusing to grant liberty to
tho Filipinos was the occasion of the
thought that the Confederate soldier
enjoyed the proud distinction of mak
ing the last stand for constitutional
liberty. We should be. opposed to tho
expansionist idea from a monetary
standpoint, if not on any other or
broader grounds, secondly, because
they were alien in race and different in
religion. The article of C. C. Feather
stone in the Columbia State of the 8th
inst. was tho occasion of some discus
sion of the liquor question. He read
the article and said that he did not say
what the article makes him say, "that
the Prohibitionists were a set of hypo
crites and cowards." What he did say
at Sumtcr was "that if we had prohi
bition it would make our people liars
and hypocrites." He then proceeded
to score Mr. Featherstone, saying that
Mr. Featherstono was locking in gen -
tlomanly feeling or ho would have as
certained the truth of a statement be
fore attacking him in a newspaper ar
ticle.' He discussed tho liquor question
at some length, warned the people to
keep posted in reference to political
affairs. "Eternal vigilance is tho price
Senator Tillmnn made tho closing
speech of tho day.
A resolution was passed by tho sur
vivors thanking the speakers for their
presence on the occasion. J. M. P.
/z 1 6
A Good Idea.
lulitor* Intelligencer: Kindly give me
space in your paper to say a little con
cerning the negro vagrants of this eity.
The streets of this city are pretty
well filled with them all the time, ne
groes of all sizes, too lazy and trilling
to work. Occasionally they block tin
side walk so bad that it is impossible to
pass. There is a place on South Main
street where negroes congregate so ;
thick that we have seen Indies walk
out into the street, and then after j
passing, get hack on the sidewalk, ;
rather than pass through such a mob of j
We think it the city officers would i
put the chain and hall ou a few of
them and let them work our streets for
some time, that the city sidewalks
would be a much more desirable place
for the ladies to walk on than the
We suppose ii will lie next winter !
like it was last winter, the white poo- ,
pie will have to feed and furnish wood
for a lot of negro women, who will be i
too poor to provide for themselves.
Yet the trilling set con he found doco- '
rating the sidewalks with their "beau-1
t if ni ligures" any time through the |
day. But the majority of that same
set will have to be cared for during the j
seven? part of next winter.
A sung ot negroes can be found on
most any of the vacant lots or ball:
grounds playing ball at any time.
They are too lazy and trilling to work.
We have seen negroes refuse work
when they were ottered work, saying
that they did not have to work to live.
Hut some white man's chicken house
would be relieved of a nice frying
chicken on account of that negro who
didn't have to work for a living or
perhaps his woodpile relieved of a big
The most of the negroes who have
been lynched in the Southern States
wen* vagrants. If they had been at
work and hnd their mind employed,
they would perhaps all been living to
day. When their mind is not employ
ed in work of some kind, it is then
when they try some "scheme," which
causes them to be "swung up."
Mr. and Mrs. Randall McHridc, of
Chattanooga. Tenn.. are visiting
friends nnd relatives.
Mr. John Richey, of Fork township,
was killed Tuesday, a week ago, by a
man named Powers. The cause was
an old grudge, particulars of which the
correspondent doesn't know. The
corpse passed through hero en route
to the family burying ground. The de
ceased was a brother of the ex-sheriff
of Pickens County.
Messrs. A. W., J.S. und G. A. Martin,
from near Hopeweil, have opened up
a mercantile business in Rochester
Rev. J. F. Singleton is conducting a
series of meetings in the Baptist Church
this week, which are very inteieating.
Miss Mattie Kskew is visiting her
brother, Mr. S. L. Kskew, attending the
Miss Pearl Norris is visiting her aunt,
Mrs. W. M. Gibson.
Mr. Prue Norris made a pop call to
some of ihr Pend?etos folks Monday
The Abbeville County Singing Con
vention will convene with the Buffalo
Baptist Church, near Troy, on Satur
day and Sunday, Aug. 2<J and27. Sing
ers from all sections are invited to at
Each Church in the County is enti
tled to a delegation of two, with alter
nates. T. F.aui.k Ei.uiN,
? The shortest honeymoon and the
quickest application for divorce on
record are reported in the Winfield
(Kan.) Courier. On Monday of last
week a resident of Pawnee, (>. T., was
married to a young woman of Winfield.
It was noticed that the bridegroom was
somewhat under the inilucncc of liquor
during the ceremony, and when he
retired to the room of the bride he sat
down in a chair and at once went to
sleep. When he awakened two hours
later his bride was still with him,
but she had been transformed from an
affectionate girl into an angry and
disgusted woman. She turned a deaf
car to all his apologies and entreaties,
and walked out of the room and straight
to a lawyer's office, where she com
menced action for divorce.
? A story comes from Georgetown
County of the eating alive of a young
negro child by a wild hog, which ven
tured out of a swamp and seized upon
its prey. The mother of the child
came upon the scene just in time to
save a few fragments of the child's
body, upon which the animal was still
munching. The swamps in that sec
tion were at one time filled with wild
boars and animals of that class.
$100 Reward, $100.
The readers of thta paper will be pleased to learn
that there is at least one dreaded disease that sci
ence has been able to euro in all its stages, and that
is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is the only posi
tive cure now Known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease req tires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying tbo foundation of the di ease, and giving
the pa tient strength by bulldiog up the constitu
tion and assisting nature in doing Its work Tho
proprietors have ?o murk frith iu its curative
powers, that they offer One Hundred dollars for
any cas# that it falls to cure. Send for list of tes
Hall's Family Tills are the best.
The fariner? in the Kastern part
>f the State are realizing a good price
tor their tobacco crop.
The Wheat G rowers' Convention
at Greenwood yesterday was a most
interesting and profitable mooting.
? lleports fr ?tn Charleston say that
the fertilizer trust is about to get hold
of all the large plants in that section.
? Array worms have appeared iu
Cherokee County. They are numer
ous and eating up everything green
iu their path.
There are now 1,015 inmates in
the State Hospital for the Insane in
Columbia, the largest in the history
of the institution.
An 8-ycar-old son of Jas. Vaughn,
a well known Greenville County farm
er, was kicked to death by a horse at
his home last Saturday.
? Capt. K. M. Lipseomb and lii>
two sons, Durrctt aud Lewis, of
Ninety Six, were poisoned from eat
ing beef, it is supposed.
Or. J. C. Maxwell, the founder
of the Connio Maxwell Orphanage,
died at his homo in Greenwood last
Saturday night, aged 62 years.
Miss iiiliie Clardy, a handsome
young woman of l'ickcns County, was
accidentally shot and killed with a~
pistol in the hands of her brother.
? President Johnson, of Winthrop
Collefte, says he has received 600 op
plications for entrance, but at leaBt
200 of them cannot be accommodated.
? John Short, a white man on the
chain gang in Columbia, was shot
twice with a shot gun last week as he
was attempting to escape from the
? The Orangeburg City Couneil has
stirred up a lawsuit by fining tho en
gineers for making unnecessary noise
in blowing whistles. The engineers
paid the fines under protest.
? At a recent meeting of the trus
tees of Clemson College P. T. Brodie
was elected professor of mathematics,
C. B. Waller assistant, and John
Simpson instructor of mathematics.
? Columbia is going to build the
largest cotton mill in the South. W.
B. S. Whaley is president and they
start out with a million and a half
dollars stock. That ought to give
them 100,000 spindles.
? Mrs. Lucy Piokens, widow of
Governor Francis \V. Piokens, died at
her home in Edgefield Tuesday morn
ing, 8th inst. When young she was
i said to be the most beautiful woman
i in the South. She was a great favor
ite wherever known.
; ? Claude, the ten year old son of
S. P. Rush, master meohanio in the
machine shop at Enoree, S. C, Cotton
I Mille, last week, in some careless way
happened to let his hand come in con
tact with a little oiroular saw that wss
running, and his hand was cat off.
? There are fourteen eases of small
pG* reported in Union County. Dr.
James Evans, of the State Board of
Health, recommended that Dr. C.
Torrenee be appointed medioal inspec
tor to suppress the disease, and the
Governor made the appointment.
? When it cornea to a prolific
breeder in the way of a cow, Mr. J. L.
Cooksoy, who lives near Clifton, is
the possessor of a Durham eow five or
six years old, which, perhaps, has sn
unsurpassed record. This animal has
given birth to five calves within the
last three years, twice bearing twins.
All these calves are living.
? W. G. Perry, formerly with the
Piedmont, S. C, Cotton Mills, but
now with the Enoree, S. C, .Cotton
Mills, has projected a new cotton mill,
the site to be just beyond Seneca,
S. C, on the Southern Railway. There
is said to be little doubt that his en
terprise will be fully realized.
? The governor and the attorney
general arc busy each day looking into
the investigation. It is very volumin?
ous and it was stated to-day that no
decision had yet been reached as to
what course of proceedure is to be
taken. So far as has been learned
Colonel Neal has not yet paid up the
amount he acknowledges himself to be
short.?Columbia Record, 14th.
The Railroad Commission has
promulgated the new local tariff on
cotton, which is of great importance
not only to railroads but cotton ship
pers and growers as well. The rates
are a reduction of from 25 to 30 per
cent on rates formerly existing in this
State, and are said to be lo<ver than
those of any State in the South. The
Commission and the railroad offioials
havahad this matter under consid?ra*
tion for a year, but it remains to be
seen what the railroads will s&y about
it. The Commission gives tho roads
until August 25 to present their ob?
jections. Unless otherwise ordered
the new tariff will go into effect at