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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. , ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1899. VOLUME XXXV-NO. 9.
He didn't
have the
Lucky 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
2,1899. The box is somewhat disfigured,
but the money is all 0. &, and if you
want to win
Five or more Dollars
DO
YOUR
TRADING
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."
vans & Co,
THE! SPOT GASH CLOTHIERS.
WHITE FRONT._
-OUR
Buggy and Wagon
Tirade is on the increase, but we want it to
increase more.
THOUSANDS of Farmers can testify that "Old Hickory," "Tennessee,"
"Studebaker" and "Milburn" Wagons are the lightest running and will wear
longer than other makes on the market. You may find in this County these
Wagons that have been in constant use for the past twenty years.
We also have on hand a large and varied assortment of BUGGIES and
CARRIAGES, and among them the celebrated "Babcock's," "Columbias,"
"Tyson & Jones," "Columb'is," and many other brands.
Our record for eelling fiiet-class Goods ?3 evident by the blands men
tioned above, that we have exclusive sale foi in Anderson County.
Our "Young Men's" Buggy has no equal.
Have also a large and select line of HAKI\?$3. SADDLES, BRI
DLES, &c., and have recently.seoured exclusive control and sale of the cele
brated "Matthew Heldman" Harness, which is well known in this County,
ac<: needs no "talking up."
The Wagon and Buggy manufacturers are advancing prices on all their
goods on account of the advance in price of all the material, and in conse
quence we will have to advance our price? from 85.00 to S10.00 a job ; but
we wish to give you a chance to buy before the rise, so you had better join
in ?he procession and buy one of <-ur Buggies or Wagons at once, for on and
aiier September 1st next our prices will be at least S5.00 higher than at
present. We regret having to do this, but cannot gei around it.
Buy now and save this advance.
JOS. J. PRETWELL.
WAI still sell you a first-class Buggy for $30.00. Car
riage $85.00.
THE WOMAN,
THE MAN and the
THE PILL.
She was a good woman. He loved her. She was his wife.
The pie was good. His wife made it. He ate it. But the
pie disagreed with him. and he disagreed with his wife. Kow
he takes a pill after pie and is happy. The pill he takes is
EVANS'.
MORAL : Avoid Dyspepsia by using
EVANS' LIVER AND KIDKEY PILLS.
EVANS PHARMACY
WHEELMEN, ATTENTION !
IF YOTJ WANT
BICYCLES AND SUNDRIES
FOR COST,
Bring the CASH and call on
THOMSON BICYCLE WORKS,
THE BICYCLE PEOPLE.
BILL ARFS LETTER.
Bill Says Politeness Costs Nothing und
Pays Well.
Atlanta Constitution.
Politeness costs nothing and pays
well. Whether it is natural or artificial,
it always makes an agreeable impres
sion. The oldtime negroes are yet the
politest people I know, but they have
nearly all passed away. There are two
that we meet or pass almost every day,
and they arc favorites with my folks
because they bow humbly and give the
sidewalk with alacrity. One of them
goes bent with age and deformity. His
body is nearly at aright angle to his
legs. He is set .j ust right for digging a
ditch or chopping wood and makes a
fair living at it, for he is no beggar and
says he loves to work when he is well.
Sometimes I drop a dime in his tremb
ling hand, and he always says "God
bless you, massa; you is a gemmell,
SIT." His gratitude and his compliment
always reward me. The other day I
overtook him as he was struggling
along and. as usual, he shuffled to thc j
edge of the sidewalk to let me pass.
I didn't have a dime, but a half-dollar
came into my hand. Out of mischief 11
said: "Uncle Jordan, didn't you drep
this money back there on the sidewalk ?1
"No, sir; no, massa. I knows I didn't,
for bless God, I didn't have no money
like dat. I j cs had two Dickies, sir,
and Ise got dem yet. I was jes gwine
to Mr. Stanford's, sir, to buy some
bread for Sunday.'* "I reckon you
must have dropped,this money," said I,
"but if you didn't, you had better take
it. You will want some meat to go
with the bread." His old gray head,
his bent form, his astonishment made
a picture. I would give a dollar for it
in photo. I looked back at him and he
hadn't moved. He hadn't taken it all
in and seemed afraid lest it was a tijick
to get him into trouble. That old ne
gro carries me back to the days of my
boyhood, when ? went to school with
his young master, Roddy Gresham, at
the Manual Labor school in old Gwin
nett. The Greshanis were good peo
ple, and old Jordan wasv happy until
freedom came. Nobody cares for him
now, save charity-the charity of the
old-time white folks. It has always
seemed strange to mc that negroes
were so indifferent to the poor and
afflicted of their own race. They will
bury them with great satisfaction and
ceremony. They will hire the finest
hearse and carriages and buy a coffin
with silver handles and have a dress
parade and weep and wail at the grave,
but that is all.
The other negro whom we pass and
repass is a curiosity in his way. He is
love crazy-as crazy and as devoted as
Shakespeare's Orlando, who wandered
about carving the name of his love on
the bark of the beech trees. This darky
flame is a cook for one of our neigh
bors, and she will not notice him. In
fact, she hides from him. Day after
day he walks past the houcc to and fro
all the day long hoping to get a glimpse
of her ebony face. The corner of my
garden overlooks the backyard of this
neighbor and there he comes and stands
and poses in despondent attitudes, lt
would be romantic aud pathetic if it
were not so ridiculous, tor he goes dirty
and ragged and is mortal ugly. But he
is always humble and polite amt that
will give favor and a friend even to a
vagabond. These old-time negroes
will soon be the missing link between
the slave and his master. Shuck foot
mats and horse collars and baskets and
brooms have already ?ro?e. The new
set have neither good manners nor po
liteness. Education and the ballot
have alienated them. Our children
and the children ol* the old slaves have
no common bond to bind them, and (lie
animosity between them deepens and
broadens as the years roll on. I reckon
it is time to separate, but how is it to
be done and who is to do it ! Of course
these good old negroes will not wish to
go, and it wouldbe cruel to force them.
1 remember when the Creeks and Cher
okees were forced to go and how some
of the old indians were left behind. I
remember old Sawny on Sawny moun
tain near Cumming, and how his old
wife and four of his grandchildren
were allowed to stay with him. "When
the old folks died these grandchildren
followed thc tribe. Rut, of course,
force is not to be used with the ne
groes, and it is not certain that any
considerable number will go. Bishop
Turner says they will, Booker Wash
ington says they will not. One negro
paper in Atlanta professes to be in
favor of going. The other is opposed
to it. Their exodus is yet afar off. for
Congress will not vote a dollar to it,
but if their ballot is eliminated maybe
we can get along in peace. Suppose
Ave try it. White primaries should be
the watchword in every town and
county, and then we can elect legisla
tors and municipal officers who are not
afraid of the negro. As it. is now.
neither our law makers nor our mayors
or marshals will do their duty for tear
of offending the negro and losing his
vote. Dirty, oderifcrous negro men
and boys not give the sidewalk to white
ladies on one of our business streets!
There is a regular den on another
street that leads to two churches and
all the negro vagrants of the town
gather (here and as many as possible
stick their feet or their posteriors on
the railing of the piazza ami spit to
bacco juice on the sidewalk to the dis
gust and annoyance of the ladies who '
have to pass there. Thc ladies have
complained !ime and airain, but this
den can't be abolished while thc negro
has a vote. When the trains arrive
our ladies can hardly pr?t on or off for
the negro brigade. There is a dozen
on one ot' our business streets and arc
always in the way. As the Constitu
tion said recently in a well considered
article, we must have white primaries,
not partisan, but white, to purge the
towns of negro indolence and negro in
solence. They must bc eliminated
from the polls just as they have been
in Atlanta. The dens must be broken
up, the sidewalks kept clear for ladies
and the passways to and from the trains
unobstructed, i?en. Franklin said that
idleness was the parent of vice and
crime. The young bucks who congre
gate at this den arc either living off of
some hard-working man or some cook
or washerwoman, or they arc stealing
from somebody. Every vagrant-should
be arrested and put to work or we will
soon hear of some outrage and have
another lynching. These are perilous
times. The old devil seems to bc un
chained- and is going to and fro upon
the earth and walking up and down in
it. The daily napers are full of crimes.
White and black seem demoralized,
and we arc getting hardened to the
sinful aud bloody calendar that every
day meets our eyes. When will this
thing stop? I started to write a little
essay on politeness. The lack of it
(among our young white men is pain
fully observant. Lase week, when
the day was hot and the dust was
deep, a young man with his best girl
dashed by two of our ladies in a buggy
and almost stifled them with dust.
They had to stop, for they could not
see. He made no apology nor said
please excuse mc. and yet he was from
a neighboring city and Polis means a
city and politeness comes from Polis.
Not long ago I was coming from Atlan
ta and a Marietta man who sat behind
mc elevated his dirty shoes to the top
of the back of my scat and kept them
there within six inches of my head
while he gassed away to his companion
until the cars reached his town. I
looked daggers at him, but it did no
good. I leaned as far away as I could,
and felt like treating him like I did a
cowboy once in Texas. Thc cowboy
stuck his big boots and spurs on the
back of my seat and I deliberately got
up and-went over on the other side.
I would have doue this tough, ill-man
nered rough the same way, but the
seats were all full. Young men can
show their breeding anywhere-in the
cars or at church or at the postoffice
while waiting for the mail to be opened.
A true gentleman will lire and fall
back and while waiting for his mail
give somebody else a chance to look
into their box, but a selfish, ill-bred
man won't. He will stand np close and
cover half a dozen boxes and peep
through the glass at the postmaster
until he gets his own. The best man
nered man at thc postofficc in our town
is the oldest. There are a few well
raised lads iu our town whom it is
always a pleasure to meei. They make
a gentle bow and tip the hat and smile
a pleasant greeting. There was a rich
old bachelor who died in Jefferson some
years ago, and he left $10,000 to a poor
young woman because, as he said in
his will, "She always gave me a pleas
ant smile when she met me." Thc
Irish, as a race, are naturally polite.
"Pat," said ?" iood lady, "you passed
me on the str ?et yesterday and never
even looked at me." "Ah, me sweet
lady, I was in a great hurry and I knew
that if I looked at ye T couldn't pass
you." My good father was an old-time
schoolmaster in the days when man
ners and morals were taught as well as
books. The first day ot his employ
ment down in Liberty county he made
the boys and girls a talk, and said the
boys muf)t make a respectful bow and
the girls a courtesy to him before they
took their seats iu, the morning. Ail
coiujdied pleasantly except the biggest
boy in school, who said lie bedogond if
he'was gwine to make a bow to any
body, lather gave him a talk next
day, but it did no good, and two other
boys quit bowing. That evening at
the close of school father told him to
wait a few minutes. He reluctantly
waited. After the other scholars had
all gone out father closed the door and
told him he had either to bow or take
a whipping or quit the school. He
studied awhile and said: "Til be din ned
if I'll do either." Then the row began,
and lasted quite awhile. They were
pretty equally matched. They fought
all over the benches and under them
and turned over the water bucket and
raised a mighty commotion, but the
hickory was going all thc time and all
the outside scholars were peeping
through the cracks of the log school
house. After a long struggle the boy
gave up and bellered his way home.
That was the end ot all rebellions in
that school, and my father's reputation
as a teacher was established.
"As polite as a Frenchman" has
grown into a proverb. The whole na
tion is polite, men, women and chil
dren, lt is chiefly artificial, for it is
taught in the schools; but it is pleasing
and seems to be sincere. In Mexico
thc politeness of the higher classes is
painful. When two persons meet at
the hotel door one will decline to go in
first and the other will decline in like
manner and it takes a minute or more
for thc question of precedence to be
decided.
In England the courtesies of social
intercourse are never forgotten; no.
not even in a quarrel. Two English
men had a bitter quarrel hero in our
town while I was present, and each
addressed thc other as '*jny dear friend"
and "pray excuse nu" all thetinie they
were quarreling. Hut still that was
better than our American style of "you
are an infernal liar" and "you are an
other" and then a blow or a shooting
scrape. Englishmen quarrel, but they
never fight. Americans fight but rare
ly quarrel. With them it is a word
and a blow, or what is worse, a ball
from a pistol drawn from the hip
pocket. I have no respect for a man
who habitually carries a pistol. Hois
a coward. 1?JLI. Aili'.
- One of Boston's lawyers has not
had his hair cut for thirty years.
- No mau ever turns a deaf ear to
advice that coincides with his views.
$100 Reward. $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn
that there is at least one dreaded disease that sci
ence lias been able to cure in all its stages, and that
ls Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only posi
tive cure now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease re<iiires n
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
taken internally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucoiiH surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease, and giving
ihepa'tient strength by building up tho constitu
tion and assiitini; nature in doing its work. The
proprietors have HO much faith in its curative
?lower?, that they oiler One Hundred Dollars for
any case that it falls lo cure. Seni for !i<t of tes
timonials
Hall's favily Pills are :lie b*st.
Northfield Summer Conferences.
EAST XORTJIEELTJ, MASS., Aug. 18.
EDITORS INTELLIGENCER: it will nu
iloubt sound strange to most of your
readers to hear a man say that he is
sleeping under two quilts and a blanket,
but so I am doing nevertheless. North
field is situated in the Connecticut
Valley on the northern boundary of
Massachusetts. Nearby on one hand
are thc Green Mountains of Vermont
and on the other the White Mountains
of New Hampshire. The country is
limestone and the Kentucky blue grass,
timothy and other grasses seem to grow
spontaneously and luxuriantly as if
indigenous to thc soil, and all the face
of the eartli is green from the grass,
trees aud growing corn. The town of
Northfield sits on the hip of the hills,
or mountains, I know not what term to
use, on the east side of the Connecti
cut river. It was founded in 1608, and
has 2,000 population. There are tlnee
churches and a public library. It is
not ? business town but a town of
.homes and of beauty. The people
seem to lake an interest in preserving
the history of the place. Von will read
on huge granite monuments here and
there as you walk about the place:
"Here on this lot was built a poop in
Ki- ' (?) ''Herc under a spreading oak
was held the first public religious ser
vice in 10-11 (?) "Here James Dickin
son and William Hamilton, a compan
ion of Dickinson, were murdered and
scalped by the Indians in 1747."'
Perhaps the most important feature
of Northfield to-day is its schools.
Here in East Northfield, where the
Convention is beiug held, is the Semi
nary for girls. This school has in at
tendance 4?0 students. Over the river
on the west side is Mount Hermon, the
boys" school, with about 4?0. The
schools are, in the features of their
work, Clemson and Winthrop. North
field has Clemson on' one side and
Winthrop on the other. Here in the
seven or eight separate brick and stone
halls of the Seminary and in numerous
tents stretched on the green fields and
in the fringe of the woods the visitors
to the Convention are lodged, and in
three seperate buildings they are fed.
These schools have been built by the
influence and'energy of Mr. Mood}'.
The different buildings of each arc in
large measure the private gifts of indi
vidual men. They stand herc silent
testimonials to the willingness of some
Christian men of wealth to give their
money when they are satisfied it will
be usefully and successfully employed.
The meetings of the Convention are
held here in a large Auditorium, built
by order of the Convention and paid
for by the same from year to year. The
Auditorium will seat about 3,000 peo
ple and I judge is about or ?-O full
at each meeting. There are three
meetings a day at the Auditorium and
one open air meeting on "Round Top"
at G:.'J0 p. ra. The attendance at the
Conference includes .all ages and al
most all names of people-pastors, mis
sionaries, teachers, and Christian work
ers of all descriptions and from all
parts of the country. The South is
largely represented here, especially
Georgia. Your correspondent has been
pleased to meet here Dr, and Mrs.
Osbum, from Columbia, and Dr.
Broughton, from Atlanta. I had the
pleasure personally to congratulate
Broughton on the completeness of his
victory in Allanta.
The principal speakers of the Con
ference are F. 1?. Meyer and Campbell
Morgan, of London, and Sidney A. Syl
wyu, of Bournemouth, Eng., and R. A.
Lorrey, of Chicago. Meyer is a Bap
tist, Morgan is a Congregationalist,
Sylwyn is Church of England and Lor
rey Presbyterian. Meyer and Morgan
are princes in pulpit work. Morgan is
a master preacher and Meyer is a mas
ter of both preaching and teaching.
All the meetings are presided over by
Mr. Moody. "He is monarch of all he
surveys" around Northfield. This is
thc home of Moody and Sankey, and
Northfield is Moody, and Moody is
Northfield? Everybody does willingly
what Moody says. He is a born gene
ral aud leader of men. He is a typical
Yankee in bluntness, practicability and
common sense. The singing is led by
a choir of about '-200 voices, which is
itself led by Ira D. Sankey and George
C. Stebbins. Thc meetings are "In
demonstration of the Spirit and power."
The air is surcharged with Spirituality,
insomuch that a young girl the other
day publicly reproved a cat for catch
ing a bird, "and that, too, at North
field"
Well, I know it is time for me to
stop, but one other thing. When one
conics up the Connecticut Yallev from
New London on the Sound, to North
field and observes the rugged and rocky
country he may form some idea of the
underlying causes of the steady, stolid,
frugal, fiinty, rough and nigged char
acter of tlie New Englander. One
striking feature of the country all aloug
this valley is the large area showing
signs of a past cultivation but now ly
ing waste. The wood-covered hills
with their rock fences marking and
bounding the separate fields speak of a
departed glory. An old countryman
said to me, "These hills were once all
cleared oft'. Up there now in the woods
you will lind the ruins of the former
homes, but the young men have gone
West."
Some day another wave of population
will roll over this country and reclaim
the waste places. O. L. M.
Cheap Printing.
Law Briefs at 00 cents a Page-Good
Work, Good Paper, Prompt Delivery.
Minutes cheaper than at any other
house. Catalogues in the best style
If you have printing to do. it will be to
vour interest to write to the Press and
Banner. Abbeville. S. C. tf.
A Trip to Georgia.
HOLLAND, S. C., Aug. IT, 189??.
MK. EDITOR: 1 have just returned
from a ten-day visit to Elbert and Hart
Counties, Ga.
Tlie prospect in Georgia is worse
than in South Carolina. They have
had even less rain than we. With the
exception of a little spot of Abbeville
and Elbert Counties, probably 10 miles
wide, the cotton cannot make even a
half a crop, and corn on uplands is still
worse. Bottom corn is good, of course.
The people of Elberton are making
grand preparations for the Carnival
next week. Everybody in Anderson
County that can possibly leave home
ought to go. There will be diversions
suitable to all, old and young, of both
sexes. Among other entertainments
there will be horse racing on a splen
did new track, bicycle races, pigeon
shooting on thc wing, theatrical per
formances in the splendid new Opera
House, dancing every night in the
beautiful and comfortable dancing pa
vilion at the Vanduserpark and spring,
with splendid bands of music, &c, &c.
In fact, there will be every diversion
usually met with in such places. The
people of Elberton arc making prepar
ations to entertain ajl that come, and
there are no people any where more ca
pable of making their guests feel at
home. I have never, in all my travels,
met with a community more intelli
gent, sociable and hospitable than the
people of Elberton. The town and
country adjacent is still filled with wor
thy representatives of those grand old
families that first settled the coun
ty, among others the Hesters, Backers,
Whites, Brewers, Harpers, Yanuusers,
Deadwylers, Adams, Greens and many
others that ? cannot think of. I called
on Col. Hester, and at the request of a
friend, Mrs. Hester, who is one of the
most refined and elegant ladies I have
ever met, showed me, among other
relics, a splendid silk dress and shoes
in which her grandmother, Lady Tem
ple, had danced with the Marquis La
fayette, at the ball given to him on his
visit to Columbia, in 1825. The shoes
are prunella pumps, with French heels
and pointed toes? just like the present
style. They are made of sky-blue satin
embroidered with gold to match the
dress. She also showed me a plate,
cup and saucer that Washington used
and a great many other relics of Colo
nial times, including letters of Wash
ington, Lafayette, Aaron Burrand oth
er celebrities. Among other books and
ducuments I noticed a large, finely
bound volume printed in Latin, in the
sixteenth century, belonging to David
Garrick, the actor, and friend of Dr.
Johnson, and presented by him to Sir
Wm. Temple, the ancestor of Mrs.
Hester. Mrs. Hester does not ostenta
tiously obtrude these things on the no
tice of her visitors. It was only acci
dental aud at the request of a friend
that I got to see them. Mrs. Hester,
among other accomplishments, is a
splendid musician.
In conclusion, let mc insist on every
body, especially theyoungpeople, going
to the Carnival, if they don't have a
nice time, ? um no prophet. Tile ther
mometer last week registered 100 de
gress in tlie shade for two days, which
was Hie hottest ? have ever recorded
at this station CITIZEN.
- m . m -
Pisgah Locals.
Thc health of the Community is very
good.
There are a series of meetings going
on at this place, being conducted by
the pastor. Kev. I). W. Hiott, and ably
assisted by the Kc vs. Spearman Wil
liams and Burts. Great interest is
being manifested. We are glad to see
the good work going on.
Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Branyonand their
two charming daughters, Misses*Leslie
and Allie, visited the family of Mr. M.
W. Callahan! last week.
Messers. Ki and T. Davis, of Belton,
worshipped at this place Sunday.
Miss kellie Walters, who has been
visiting the family of Mr. W. C. Scott,
returned home Saturday.
The Pisgah and Slabt?wnboys cross
ed bats Saturday afternoon and resulted
iua score of 20 to 4 in favor of our
boys. Wc hope thatSlabtown will get
in the game the next time.
Messrs. Long & Mauldin have about
completed their ginnery, and will bc
able to do first-class work in a few
days.
Several of our young people attended
the celebration at Bcaverdam Thurs
day and report good singing and a big
time. COUNTRY CRACKER.
Autuu Items.
We hada very pleasant time while at
the reunion of Orr's Regiment at Sandy
Springs last Wednesday. We are sorry
to know the survivors wish to have
their reunion at different points here
after. They decided to have their next
meeting in Oeonee.
Another week has passed and the
raius have not yet paid us a visit.
Cotton is opening very fast, and very
soon this great mass of people that has
been resting almost a month, will be
drawn into the arena of the cotton
field.
Miss Myrtie Brown, from the Hone
well section, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
J.A. Stevenson.
Some of our young people are atten
ding the Normal Singing School at
Salem. They are well pleased with
their teacher.
A good many of our people are think
ing of going to Georgia. Mr. Koot.
Milam has already gone. He reports
that he is getting good wages.
Look out, girls, some of you will get
a chance of riding in a new buggy be
fore long.
Mrs. Rebecca McKlroy has beeu very
sick.
Our boys have been very much inter
ested in playing baseball recently. They
have not yet played any matclf games.
Bon AMATEUR.
STATE NEWS.
- The undertakers of the State will
hold a convention in Charleston ea
September 6th.
-A young negro has been lodged ia
jail in Yorkville charged with beating
his own child to death.
- During the thunder storm Thurs
day afternoon of last week, a negro
woman was killed by lightning at Cow
pens.
- The Attorney General has decid
ded that students who go away can be
made to do road' duty on their return
to their homes upon due notice.
- This year's South Carolina tobac
co crop will amount to fifteen to twen
ty million pounds. The price up to
date has ranged from 4 to 20 cents a
pound.
- Last Saturday night in Walhalla
in a difficulty Sam. White was struck
with a rock by Sam. Elkins. White
died Sunday and Elkins made his
escape.
- Mr. Cunningham, a member of
the Board of Directors of the State
Penitentiary, has resigned. He has
been appointed a district supervisor of
the census, and under the State law
cannot hold two offices at the same
time.
- It is said that Senator Tillmas
has not given up the hope that Con
gressman Latimer may run for govern
or, though Governor McSweeny so fat1
has not given such a candidacy much
ground for encouragement.-Spartan
burg Herald.
- A farmer living in Saluda county
and 12 miles from a railroad is making
quite a nice little sum each year sell
ing ducks and lambs. For the ducks
he gets 40 cents each and for thc lambs
$3 each. He raises not less than 100
lambs a year.
-The cornerstone of Furman Uni
versity's new alumni hall will be.
laid on the 31st at 5 o'clock in the
afternoon. Recovery lodge Masons
will have charge of the ceremony,
and Dr. E. C. Dargan, of Louisville,
will deliver the address.
- Hon. Samuel Lord, one of the
oldest and most highly esteemed mem
bers of the Charleston, S.C., bar, died
at Summerville Sunday. Mr. Lord was
a native of Charleston and was identi
fied with the best interests of Char
leston. He was 70 years of age.
- During the thunder storm oi
last Thursday afternoon Mr. Govan
Gunter was on his way to visit a sick
neighbor in Aiken county when a
thunderbolt struck him killing both,
him and his mule. It is reported that
nearly every bone in the body of Mr.
Gunter were broken by the electric
current.
-The county of Florence has bought
a portable iron or steel cage, in which
to house and transport the chain
gang from place to place. It is about
thirty feet long, ten feet wide and
about eight feet high. It is portable,
and is well made. The cage is pro
vided with wire cots, which are
swung to thc side? of the cage. It
will accommodate about twenty-four
- Two thousand people attended the\
reunion of the Peden family at Fair
view, nineteen miles from the city of
Greenville, last week. It was the
largest affair of the sort ever held in
this State. The celebration lasted two*
days. During the celebration a mon
ument to John Peden and his wife was
unveiled, the address being made oa
that occasion by Colonel Hooper Alex
ander, of Atlanta.
- Frances Grier, colored, was caught
in the city Saturday night with about
a gallon and a half of liquor on her
person. On her skirts were found
nineteen pockets made to hold bottles
from quart to half pint sizes. On her
promenades about the city Frances
had a faltering and uneasy gait that
appeared not to be assumed without
cause, which lei to her detection.
Green ville Mountaineer.
- Several months ago Mr. and Mrs.
James Lide moved from Atlanta to
Darlington. They were faith curists,
and tried to get sick people to bounce
the doctors and ''trust in the Lord.*'
but they made few converts. A few
weeks ago their ll years old daughter
took sick and they relied on faith for
her restoration. Last week the little
girl died, and the coroner held the in
quest ou Monday,
- Last week at Clinton a little boy,
six years old, while playing around it:
the Thornwell Orphanage campus,
was accidently run over by a wagom
heavily loaded with lumber. One of
the front wheels passed over the little
fellows' chest, mashing his ribs al
most straight, the rear wheel stop
ping on his body. Marvellous to say,
in an examination the doctors found^
only the cartilage bruised. He i<
now ready to play again.

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