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CLINKSCALES & L?NGST?N.
ANDERSON, S. C, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2H. 1895).
VOLUME XXXV-NO. 9.
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
2,1899. The box is somewhat disfigured,
but the money is ail 0. and if you
want to win?
:i\re or more Dollars !
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.
Trade is on the increase, but we want it to
THOUSANDS of Farmers can testify that "Old Hickory," "Tenneesee,"
idebaker" and "Milburn" Wagons are the lightest running and will wear
|?er than other makes on the market; You may find in this County these
goQ8 that bave been in constant use for the past twenty years.
We also have on hand a large and varied assortment of BUGGIES and
JRRIAGES, and among them the celebrated "Babcock's," "Columbias,"
grson & Jones," "Columbus," and many Other brands.
Our record for eel ling first-class Goods is evident by the biands men
above, ih*.t we have exclusive sale for in Anderson County.
Our "YounV/ MenV Buggy has no equal.
Have also a large and select line of HARNESS, SADDLES, BRI
BES, &c, and have recently.secured exclusive control and sale of the cele
I'.ed "Matthew Heldman" Harness, which is well known in this County,
aeeds no "talking up."
The Wagon and Buggy manufacturers are advancing prices on all their
>is on account of the advance in price of all the ' material, and in conse
nte we will have to advance our prices from $5.00 to $10.00 a job ; but
fish to give you a chance to buy before the rise, so you had better join
?be procession and buy one of <>ur Buggies or Wagons at once, for on and
September 1st next our prices will be at least $5.00 higher than at
j|*nt. We regret having to do this, but cannot gei around it.
Buy now and save this advance.
JOS. J. FRETWELL.
Will still oell you a first-class Buggy for $30.00. Car
THE MAN and the
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. Now
he takes a piH after pie and is happy. The pill he takes is
MORAL : Avoid Dyspepsia by using?
IVANS' LIVER km KIDNEY PILLS.
WHEELMEN, ATTENTION !
?*OJEfc COST, A-\
Bring the CASH and call on?
THOMSON BICYCLE WORKS,
THE BICYCLE PEOPliE.
BILL ARP'S LETTER.
Bill Sajs Politeness Costs Nothing mid
Politeness costs nothing and pays
well. Whetlier it is natural or artificial,
it always makes an agreeable impres
sion. The oldtime negroes are yet tho
politest people I know, but they have
nearly all passed away. There are two
that we meet or pass almost every day,
and they are favorites with my folks
because they bow humbly aud give the
sidewalk with alacrity. One of theni
goes bent with age and deformity. His
body is ucnrly at a right angle to his
legs. He is set just right for digging a
ditch or chopping wood aud 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 gomiucu,
sir." His gratitude and his compliment
always reward me. The other day I
overtook him as he was struggling
along aud, as usual, lie shunted to the
edge of tho sidewalk to let me pass.
I did if t have a dime, hut a half-dollar
came into my hand. Out of mischief I
said: "Uncle Jordan, didn't you drop
this money back there on the sidewalk?'
"No, sir; no, massa. I knows I didn't.
for bless God, I didn't have no money
like dat. Ijes had two uiekles, 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," snid I,
"but if you didn't, you had better take
it. You will want some meat to go
with tho 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 scorned afraid lest it was a trick
to get him iuto trouble. That old ne
gro carries me back to the days of my
boyhood, when I went to school with
his young master, Roddy Gresham, at
the Manual Labor school in old Gwin
nett. The G r?sinons were good peo
ple, and old Jordan was 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 me 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 coifin
with silver handles and have a dress
parade and weep and wail at the p;ave,
but that is all.
The other negro whom wc pars 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 house 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 aud stands
and poses iu despondent attitudes. It
would be romantic and pathetic if it
were not so ridiculous, for he goes dirty
itUU rtigg?u and is nun iai Ugly. But he
is always humble and polite and 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 gone. The new
Bet have neither good manners nor po
liteness. Education and the ballot
have alienated them. Our children
and the children of the old slaves have
no common bond to bind them, and the
animosity between them deepens and
broadens as the years roll on. I reckou
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 would be cruel to force them.
I remember when the Creeks and Cher
okee s were forced to go and how some
of the old Indians were left behind. I
remember old Sa why on Sawny moun
tain near Cumining, and how his old
wife and four of his grandchildren
were allowed to stay with him. When
the old folks died these grandchildren
followed the tribe. But, 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. Then? exodus is yet afar off, for
Congress will not vote a dollar to it,
but if their ballot is eliminated maybe
we can got along in peace. Suppose
we try it. White primaries should be
the watchword in every town- and
county, and then wo can elect legisla
tors and municipal officers who are not
afraid of the negro. As it is now,
neither onr law makers nor our mayors
or marshals will do their duty for fear
of offending the negro and losing &s
-vote. Dirty, odoriferous negro men
and boys not give the sidewalk to white
ladies on one of onr business streets!
There is a regular den. on another
street that leads to two churches and
all the negro vagrants of the town
gather there and as many as possible
stick their feet or their posteriors on
the railing of the piazza and spit to
bacco juice on the sidewalk to the dis
gust and annoyance of tbe ladies who
have to pass there. The ladies have
complained time and axaiu, but this
den can't be abolished while the negro
has a vote. When the trains arrive
our Indies can hardly ?rot on or oft' for
the negro brigade. There iR a down
on one .oi our business streets and are
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 be eliminated
from the polls just as they have been
in Atlanta. The dens must be broken
up, the sidewalks kept clear tor ladies
and thepasswaysto and from the trains
unobstructed. Hen. 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 son?e cook
or washerwoman, or they tiro stealing
from somebody. Every vagrantsliould
be arrested and put to work or wo will
soon hear of some outrage and have
another lynching. These are perilous
times. The old devil seems to be un
chained- and is going to and fro upon
the earth and walking up and down in
it. The daily papers are full of crimes.
White and black seem demoralized,
and we arc getting hardened to the
sinful and bloody calendar that every
dnv 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. Last week, when
the day wns hot and the dust was*
deep, a young man with his best girl
dashed by two of our ladies in n buggy
and almost stifled them with dust.
They had to stop, for they could not
sec. He made no apology nor said
please excuse me, and yet he was from
a neighboring city and Polis means a
city and politeness comes from Polis.
Not long ago I was eomiugfrom Atlan
ta and a Marietta man who sat behind
me elevated his dirty shoes to the top
of the back of ray seat 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. The cowboy
stuck Iiis 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 eau
show their breeding any where?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 sellish, ill-bred
man won't. He will stand up 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 the postofiice in our town
is the oldest. There are a few well
raised lads in our town whom it is
always a pleasure to meet. They make
a gentle now 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 rae.'r The
Irish, as a race, are naturally polite.
"Pat," said a good lady, "you passed
me on the street yesterday ami never
even looked at me." "Ah, me sweet
lady, I was in a great hurry and I knew
that if i looked at ye I couldn't pass
you." My good father was an old-time
schoolmaster iu the days when man
ners and morals were taught as well as
books. The first day of his employ
ment down in Liberty county he made
the boys and girls a talk, and said the
boys must make a respectful bow' and
the girls a courtesy to him before they
took their scats in the morning. All
complied pleasantly except the biggest
boy in school, who said he hedogond if
he was gwine to make a bow to any
body. Father 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. Ho 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: "I'll bedurned
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 the time and all
the outside scholars were peeping
through the cracks of the log school
house. After a long struggle the boy
save :ip and bellered his way home.
That ?vas the end of 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. It is chiefly artificial, for it is
taught in the schools; but it is pleasing
and seems to be sincere. In Mexico
the 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 the question of precedence to be
In England the courtesies of social
intercourse are never forgotten; no,
not even in a quarrel. Two English
men had a bitter quarrel here in our
town while I was present, and each
addressed the other as "my doar friend"
and "pray excuse me" all the time they
were quarreling. But 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 10? a man
who habitually carries a pistol. He is
a coward. Hill Aar.
? One of Boston's lawyers has not
had his hair cut for thirty years.
? No man ever turns a deaf car to
advice that coincides with his views.
* $100 Reward"*l00.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn
thai there la at leaat one dreaded disease that sci
ence has been ablo to euro in all its stages, and that
la Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Core la the only posi
tive cure oov known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease reqiires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure ia
taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the dltease. a?.d giving
the pa'tien: strength by build log up the constitu
tion, and assisting nature in doing its work. The
proprietors hare >o much faith in its curative
powers, that they oOVr One Hundred Dollars for
any ease that it fana to cure. Send for list of tes
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Northfield Summer Conference?.
Bast Noktiikki.i?, Mass., Aug. I*.
Bditors Intei.i.iokncku : It will no
doubt sound st rs m ce to ut Ont oi'vour
readers to hear a man say that he is
sleeping under two quilts and a blanket,
but so I am doing nevertheless. North
held is situated iu the Connecticut
Valley on the northern boundary of
Massachusetts. Nearby on one hand
are the Green Mountains of Vermont
and on the other the White Mountains
of New Hampshire. The country is
limestone and the Kentucky bine grass,
timothy and other grasses seem to grow
spontaneously and luxuriantly as if
indigenous to the soil, and all the lace
of the earth is green from the grass,
trees and growing corn. The town of
Nortbtield sits on the hip of the bills,
or mountains, I know not what term to
use, on tbe east side of (lie Connecti
cut river. It was founded ill HW*, aud
has 3,000 population. There uro tluee
churches and a public library. It is
not a business town but a town of
.homes and of beauty. The people
seem to lake an interest iu preserving
the history of the plaee. Von will read
on huge granite monuments here and
there as you walk about the plaee:
"Here on this lot was built a poop iu
t<??" (?) "Here under a spreading oak
was held the first public religious ser
vice in 10?" (?) "Hern James Dickin
son and William Hamilton, a compan
ion of Dickinson, wore murdered and
scalped by the Indians in 17-47.*'
1'erhaps the most important feature
of Nortbtield to-day is its schools.
Here in East Northlield, where the
Convention is being held, is the Semi
nary for girls. This school has in at
tendance 450 students. < Ivor the river
on the west side is Mount Hennon, the
boys' school, with about 450. The
schools are, iu the features of their
work, Cleiu8on and Winthrop. North
lield has Clemsoii 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 tbe grecu tields and
in the fringe of the woods the visitors
to the Convention are lodged, and in
three scpernte buildings they are fed.
These schools hove been built by the
influence aud'energy of Mr. Moody.
The different buildings of each are in
large measure the private gifts of indi
vidual men. They stand hero 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 yenr to year. The
Auditorium will seat about O.OOO peo
ple and I judge is about 3-8 or "5-0 full
at each meeting. There are three
meetings a <1?iy at the Auditorium and
ouc open air meeting ou "Round Top"
at G-MO p. m. The attenduncc 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 sill
parts of the country. The South is
largely represented here, especially
Georgia. Your correspondent has been
pleased to meet here Dr. and Mrs.
Osburn, from Columbia, and Dr.
Hrougliton, from Atlanta. I had the
pleasure, personally to congratulate
Broughton on the complete neos of his
victory in Atlanta.
The principal speakers of the Con
ference are V. B. Meyer and Campbell
Morgan, of London, and Sidney A. Syl
wyn, of Bournemouth, Eng., and H. A.
Lorrey, of Chicago. Meyer is a Bap
tist, Morgan is a Congregationalist,
Sylwyn is Church of England and Loi
rey Presbyterian. Meyer and Morgan
are princes in pulpit work. Morgan is
a master preacher aud 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
the home of Moody and Sankey, and
Northfield is Moody, and Moody is
Nortbtield? E verybody does willingly
what Moody says. He is a born gene
ral nad leader of men. He is a typical
Yankee in bluntness, practicability and
common sense. The singing is led by j
a choir of about 200 voices, which is I
itself led by Ira I). Sankey and George
C. Stebbins. The meetings are "In j
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
Well, I know it is time for me to
stop, but one other thing. When one
comes up the Connecticut Vallev from
New London on the Sound, to North
field and observes the rugged and rocky
country he may form some idc a of the.
underlying causes of the stead), stolid,
frugal, flinty, ?ough and rugged char
acter of the New Englanuer. Ouc
striking feature of the country all along
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 tields speak of a
departed glory. An old countryman
said to me, "These hills were once all
cleared off. Up there now in the woods
yon will find tbe ruins of the former
homes, but tho young men have gone
Some day anot her wave of population
will roll over this country and reclaim
the waste places. O. L* M.
Law Briefs at GO cents a Page?Good
Work, Good Paper, Prompt Delivery.
Minutes cheaper than at any other
house. Catalogues in the best style
If yon havo printing to do. it will be to
your interest to write to the Press and
Banner, Abbeville. S. C. tf.
A Trip to Georgia.
Hoi.i.anii, S. C, Aug. 1#, IWKi.
Mi:. Kiunu;: I have just returned
from a U i; day , Uit to Kiooi uud liait
The prospect in Georgia is worse ,
than in South Carolina. They have J
hud even less rain than we. With the
exception of a little spot of Abbeville
and Libert Counties, probably 10 miles
wide, the cotton cannot make even a
half a crop, ami corn on uplands is still
worse. Bottom corn is good, of course.
The people of Klberton are making
grand preparations for the Carnival
nexl week. Everybody in Anderson
County that ?-an possibly leave home
ought to go. There will be diversions
suitable to all. old ami young, of both
sexes. Among other entertainments
, there will be hoist- racing on a splen
did new track, bicycle races, pigeon
shooting on the wing, theatrical per
formances in the splendid new Opera
House, dancing every night in the J
beautiful and comfortable dancing pa
vilion at the Vauduser park and spring,
with splendid bunds of music, &re., &c.
In fact, there will be every diversion
usually met with in such places. The
people of Klberton are making prepar
ations to entertain all that come, and
then* are no people tiny 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 ami hospitable than the
people of Klberton. The town and
country adjacent is still tilled with wor
thy representatives of those grand old
families that first settled the coun
ty, among others the Hesters, H?ckers,
Whites, Brewers, Harpers, Vandusers,
Deadwylers, Adams. Greens and many
others that I cannot think of. 1 called
on Col. Hester, and at the request of a
friend, Mrs. Hester, who is one of the
most refined ami 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 182."?. 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 Bui rand oth
er celebrities. Among other books and
due i un cut s 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
Win. Temple, the ancestor of Mrs.
Hester. Mis. Hester does not ostenta
tiously obtrude these things on the no
tice of hor visitois. It was only acci
dental and at the request of a friend
that 1 got to see them. Mrs. Hester,
among other accomplishments, is a
In conclusion, let nie insist on every
body, especially the young people, going
to the Carnival, if -they don't have a
nice time, I am no prophet. The ther
mometer last week registered 100 de
gress in the shade; for two days, which
wns the hottest I have, ever recorded
at this'station. Citizen, i
UM mm -
The. health of the community is very
There arc si series of meetings going
on at. this place, being conducted by I
the pastor, Rev. I). W. Hiott, and ably
assisted by the Revs. Spearman Wil
liams and Hurts. Great interest is
being manifested. We are glad to see
the good work going on.
Mr. and Mrs. It. O. Branyon and their
two charming daughters, Misses*Leslie
and Allie, visited the family of Mr. M.
W. Callaham last week.
Messers. Ki and T. Davis, of Helton,
worshipped at this place Sunday.
Miss Nellie Walters, who has been
visiting the family of Mr. W. C. Scott,
returned homo Saturday. I
The Pisgah and Slabtown boys cross
ed bats Saturday afternoon and resulted
in a score of 20 to 4 in favor of our
boys. We hope that Slabtown will get
in the game the next time.
Messrs. Long & Mauldin have about
completed their ginnery, and will be
able to do tirst-class work in a few
Several of our young people attended
the celebration at Ben verdant Thurs
day and report good singing and a big
time. Country Cracker.
We had a 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 hns passed and the
rains have not yet paid its 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
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
A good mauy of our people are think
ing of going to Georgia. Mr. Robt.
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
Mrs. Rebecca McKlroy has beeu very
Our boys have been very much inter
ested iu playing baseball recently. They
have not yet played any match games.
? Bon Amaveur.
The undertakors of the State will
hold a convention in Charleston on
?A young negro has been lodged i )
jail in Vorkvillc 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
? The Attorney Gencrai has doci I
ded that students who go away can L t
made to do road duty on their retu-?
to their homes upon due notice.
? This year's South Carolina tola"
co crop will amount to fifteen to two
ty million pounds. The price up t >
date has ranged from I to 'J'l cent* a
? hast Saturday night in Walhall?
in a difficulty Sam. White was struct
with a rock by Sam. Klkins. Whit.*,
died Sunday and KIkins made his
? Mr. Cunningham, a member of
the Hoard of Directors of the Stat-;
Penitentiary, has resigned. He has
been appointed a district, sunorvisoro?
the census, and under the State law
cannot hold two oflices at the annii
? It is said that Senator Tillma'i
has not given up the hope that Con
gressman Latimer may run for govern
or, though Governor McSweony so far"
has not given such a candidacy much
ground for encouragement.?Spartan
? 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 Iambs. For the ducks
I he gets 40 cents each and for the lambs
$!> each. lie raises not less than 100
lambs a year.
?The cornerstone of Furman Uni
versity's new alumni hall will ba.
laid on the illst at ft o'clock in thu
afternoon. Recovery lodge Masons
will have charge of the ceremony,
and Dr. K. 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 Summer ville 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 on
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
?The county of Florence has bought
a portable iron or steel cage, in which,
to house and transport tho chain
Rang 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 the side? of the cage. It
will accommodate about twenty-four
? Two thousand people attended the,
reunion of the Peden family at Fair
view, niueteen miles from the city of
Greenville, last week. It was the
largest affair of the sort r held in
this State. The celebratiou lasted two.
days. During the celebration a mon
ument to John Peden and his wife was
unveiled, the address being made on
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 bottle.*
from quart to half pint sizes. On her
promenades about the city France
had a faltering and uneasy gait that
appeared not to be assumed without
cause, which led to her detection.?
( >'reen vif le Mounta ineer.
? 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 11 years old daughter
took sick and they rolied on faith' for
her restoration. Last week the little
girl died, and the coroner held the in
quest on Monday.
? Last week at Clinton a little boy,
six years old, while playing around iu
the Thornwell Orphanage campus,
was accidently run over by a wagoa
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 is
now ready to play again.