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The Abbeville Messenger.
Kntwed at the postoffice as 2nd-clusa matter.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY i, 1885.
eOBROKITTION $2 00
The Court convened nt 10 o'clock, a.
ni., his Honor Judge B. C. Pressloy, pre*
Clerk Zeigler, Sheriff" DuPre, *nd the
tietrly appointed Stenographer, Mr. \Yy-1
att Aiken, wore in their places.
The firand J ury were organized with
1. U. Oldham as Foreman.
His Honor in charging the Grand .Jury,
instructed them very fully as to thuir
duties, and among other thing*-, said,
they had the whole year in which to
discharge their duties, anil they were nt
liberty to arrange their work in any way
suitable to themselves. It was their duty
examine the accounts of all the public
officers, and if necessary, they had
authority to employ an expert to assist
them, who was entitled to compensation
for four days. It was their duty to
examine the office of the* County Commissioners,
and see that the}* were performing
their duties in accordance with
law. They were trustees for the County,
and should discharge their duties ns
such. The jail should come under their
supervision, and tliey should see that it
was safe and the prisoners properly cared
for, yet at the same time not allowed
too many liberties. The poor house
was likewise subject to their inspection,
and they should see that they were
kindlv treated. Trial Justices were rc
quired to inako their returns to them,
and if in the examination of their hooks,
they should find loo much encouragement
of frivolous cases, it was thc-ir duty
to investigate it and report the same
to the Court. The roads, bridges and
ferricK demanded their attention, and
when in an unsafe or unnecessarily bad
condition should be reported to the
Court. In chargiug the Grand <l#ry as
to their duties when an indictment was
presented to them, the Judge said it was
always their duty to find a "True 1 Jill"
in every murder case, where they were
not clearly satisfied from the Slate's
witnesses that it wasv&Mnmitted by ac
cutent or in sell Uetence.
In remarking on the absence of jurors
and witnesses the J udge said their abKcnce
from the Court room was absence
from Court, and that jurors and witnesses
would save a great deal of time, both
to themselves and the Court by being
promptly in their places. The first case
taken up was that of the .Stale vs.
Easter Morris, Fanny Morris and Major
Morris, indicted for murder i. e. causing
the death of au infant child by deserting
it. Easier Morris was charged as principal,'snd
ther two as aiding and aV't.
1. ; \\r n j
iaii?iu m?: uriinr. \v . \>. aUCVjkowiiii jinn
F. II. Gary Ks?|'s. ^presented the defendants.
The Judge charged the jury in ease of
State vs. Easter Morris et nl. The jury
returned a verdict of "not guilty" as to
Fannie and Major Morris, and were unit
Mc to agree upon a verdict as to Master.
The Judge ordered a mistrial to be
State vs. John Ferguson, murder.
The defendant was arraigned and pleaded
not guilty, hut on motion ol counsel the
Court allowed the defendant 'till noon
to say whether or not he was ready to
go trt trial.
State vs. J'eter Wideman, assault of a
high and a??grcvntod nature, M. It.
llonhnm for defense.; M. W. Cuddy was
the prosecutor, and on his testifying
thnt he had tried to shoot the defendant
and then went after him with an axe, the
Solicitor consented to a verdict of not
Stato Vs. Isaiah- McCoppin, larceny of
live fstock?O. T. and \V. 1' Calhoun for
the prisoner?Verdict, guilty.
State vs. Kd Wardlaw, assault and
battery and assault upon an officer?
State vs. Isaac .Tones?Larceny of
live stock?IMoad guilty.
State vs. George Campbell?Appeal
from Trial Justice. Appeal sustained,
and case dismissed.
State vs. John Moore, arson?Messrs.
Graydon and Graydon, nnd Giles, for
Dentil of Mr. Jucob Knrz.
This citizen of the town of Abbeville
died at his residence on last Saturday
nt 1 o'clock a. 111., after a painful illness
of about three weeks. Mr. Kurz was
well known to the citizens of this
Cuunty and highly respected for his integrit3r
and industry. Old soldiers remember
him, as one ready for every
emergency, and in no way shirking nny
Mr. Kurz was born in Canton l)e Hern.
Switzerland, on December 21st, 1831.
He emigrated to this country in 1852.
innmni; in Aew vorK, but coining South
soon afterwards. He was hero when tlie
war broke out, and immediately cast in
his lot with his adopted country, by
joining Capt. .las. M. Porrin's company.
He. remained with this company until
Horiously wounded through the lungs at
the battle of Ohanccllorsvillo. May 3,
]8?>3, when he returned home, and there
remained until lie had sufflcientlly recovered
from hid wound, to he detailed
on duty at the (iovernuient shoe shop in
Augusta, staving there until tho end of
the war. Since the war he has followed
his occupation of shoemaker and tanner
nt this place. He was buried at Long
Cane Cemetery with Masonic honors, of
which order ho was a member, lie was
also a faithful member of the Knight*
-of Honor. It is the universal venlict,
that a good man, a useful citizen, and a
gallant soldier, has gone to his rest.
Peace bo to his ashes.
Eureka Lodge. No. 47, A. F. M., at
Ninety-Six, paid one of its most prominent
members a worthy and deserved
compliment. For ten years Mr. F. M.
Popo has been the Treasurer of the
Lodge, and through weal and through
woo he has discharged his duties faithfully.
Indeed in the dark hour* of tlm
Lodge's history, almost single-handed
and alone, he hore the brunt of the expense
and trouble incident to the mnintftinnnce
of the Lodge. At its Inst meeting
the Lodge presented Mr. Pope with
a handsome budge in token of its appreciation
of his fidelity and to his trust.
Tho budge is of blue satin with silver
fringe. On the satin ic an arch of sil- j
ver, beneath the arch is the letter C.,
further down are crossed bars and
crosscd keys, all of silver. On the
face of the badge appear those words,
"Eureka Ledge No. 47, to F. M. Pope? [
Ever faithful and true." I
A meeting of tlio citizcns of the tow
of Abbeville was held in the Com
House 0:1 Saturday night, .January 3Isf
On motion of Captain Perrin, Mr. W. U
Parker was called to the Chair, and ]M
L. Bonliain, Jr., requested to act as Sec
rotary. Captain Perrin stated that th
object of the meeting was to hear frou
Judge Cothran a report of the mcetin]
of tho Directors of the Carolina, Cum
bcrland Gap & Chicago Railroad, held a
Aiken on 29th instant.
Judge Cothran said ho had nothinj
definite or favorable to report of tha
enterprise. Kxcept that Mr. Hcofieh
was still hopeful of success. And hai
made a contract with a steel rail compa
113- to lay down in Charleston, at th
market price all mils needed am
take payment in the bonds of the road
lie had reason to believe that I he Soutl
Carolina lioad would transport then
witlx/ut charge, lie stated that a meet
ing of the Directors would bo called ii
Charleston by the President, withii
thirty days to confer with the Board o
Trade ami the Chamber of Commerce
and he suggested that a committee lx
appointed to attend that meeting. Hi
had this proposition to make : That th<
town of Abbeville issue bonds to thi
amount of o per cent, of its taxabli
property, upon the condition that Dm
West, Troy, Kdgefteld, Trenton and Ai
kou hiko iiko action, anu mat vjliart?s
ton subscribe an amount equal to thn
thus raised. This money to be used it
grading thy Itoad from Aiken in this di
Judge Mctiowan, Captain White, Colo
nel Robertson anil other citizens con
currod in advocating this plan, and upoi
motion of Capt. L. W. White, the fol
lowing resolution was adopted:
Jicsoved, That the citizens of tin
town of Abbeville, in unison with tin
other incorporated towns along the lirn
of the road, pledge ourselves to issm
bonds to the extent of 5 percent, of tin
assessed'value of the property of on
town, to aid in the construction of tin
Carolina, Cumberland (?ap & Chicag<
Railroad ; beginning at Aiken.
Provided, that the citizens o
Charleston subscribe an amount equa
to that raised by the incorporated town;
along the line.
On motion of Judge Cothrun thn fol
lowing committee was elected to attent
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W. 11. 1'arkor, L. W. Whit.', W. .Too
Smith, T. C. Seal and J. S. Hammond.
The secretary was instructed to pub
lish an abstract of tho proceedings ii
the county papers along tho lino of th?
Hoad and in the A'eivx and Courier
and to give notice to the towns alonj
the lino and invite their co-operation.
On motion the meeting adjourned
subject to the call of the Chairman.
W. 11. 1'akkek, Chairman.
51 L. Hoxiiam, .Jr.., Secretary.
Mr. T. M. Scott will begin soon th
publication of a new pap or, at McCor
mick called tho Mc.Hormir.k Telegram
We wish him nlmudant succossinhi
enterprise, and trust tho good peopl
of his growing and live town will givi
him a hearty support. A paper is th
exponent of the intelligence and thrif
of a community, and McCormick wil
be helping herself in helping Mr. Scott':
venture on to success,
'I'hc minster sold tho following prop
eny on aionaay :
In case of Buck. Heftlebowey.<r Mee
vs. Martin, 27H_,J! acres.
Tract No. 1, to B. F. Mnrtin for $95(1
Tract Xo. 2, 129 acres to J. L. Kav fo
Tract No. 3. to J. T<. Kay for $234.
The Anderson Ball
It was our pleasure last week to b
present at the ball given by the Ander
son Dancing Club. The affair was a lirst
class one in every respect, and we an
greatly indebted to tin? courteous youn;
men, and lovely ynnnjr Indies, for a inns
enjoyable evening. Music was fur
nislicd by l'isliburn's band, and the refreshments
which were served showei
that they l'ari been prepared by dwiiil]
fingers. The dancing was kept up nnli
a late hour, and it was with universa
regret that the "Home, Sweet Home'
waltz, which was known to bo the Ins
on the programme, was heard.
The Anderson Club should be prom
of their success and we hope sonic da;
to have the pleasure of cntertaininj
some of them.
Kxcuraioti to the World's Pair.
Excursion Tickets to the World*
Fair, now being lipid at Xew Orlcnn
may bo purchased nt Greenwood, via
Augusta and Atlanta, at the following
Tickets good for 15 days, - - $'22.3
" " 40 - - $27-2*
Parties desiring to go to the Kxposi
tion will find this route a pleasant nix
speedy one. For particulars and sched
ules apply to J. F. Davis, Agent, For
lloyal & Augusta Railway, Greenwood
A. K. It offers,
Wholesale dealer in Corn, Flour, Meal, Men
Hams, Lard, It ran, Salt, Molasses, Sug.ii
Coffee, ltico, Soap, Ac., will deliver goods a
any point on railroad nt Abbeville prieo
Betore buying always ask for price*, as w
have advantages that few tip-count rr niei
chants have. A. E. Hookhs.
Watches. Clocks nml Jewelry.
Mb. II. D. Rei:hk, of AbberUle, is prepare
to do all manner of repairing of Watches
Clocks and Jewelry, and will pay all exprc*
charges on work sent to liim from .station* o
the U. p.nd (S. road. He alwavs keeps in stoc
a handsome line of Jewelry and Plated ffm
at moderate prices. Send in vour order)
Addrcas. II. I). Kkksk, Abbeville, S. G.
School Commissioner Hodges, in at
otln-r column, gives the npportionmen
for tho different townships, of the pul
lie school fund. Head it, and sr-e lio'
unitii juiir iiiwiiviiiji i8 cniuiuu 10. nn
know how much you will have to sui
plemont it, in order to secure tho sei
vices of a first-clans tcncher, for til
scholastic term ot ten months.
Refresh incntH at the Valmctto.
Thomas McGettigan, of tho old relii
blo Palmetto Saloon, invites his man
friends to give him * call during Corn
week. The Palmetto Saloon is we
stocked with first-class refreshments.
Malaria in all its forme positively cur<
with Emory*t Standard. Curt Pill?% a nevi
failing remedy; purely vegetable, contain i
quinine or other poisonous agentiea, endorse
by physicians and sold by druggists ever
wiwrt?16 and 60 cents.
Sunday was a balmy spring day.
t, l>r. J. I). Neel was in town Monday
t. Judge Cothran is holding Court ii
Judge I'rcssley has quarters at Mr
e John T. Lyon's.
11 Rev. Mr. lliley, of NVallialla, is ii
Col. 0. T. Calhoun, we hear, is visit
,t ing Augusta on business.
Hev. W. Ml Grier, D. D., President o
g Krskinc collegc, was in town on Monday
? \V. J. Moore. D. H. Ma-ill. K. .1. F
^ Giles, Esqrs., are attending ,-ourt.
Mr. O. L. Connor, of Cokcshury, i:
R oir on a >isit to the "Land of Flowers.'
1 JOlt WORK done neatly tnd will
' dispatch at tliis ottlee.
, Judge McGownn returned from Colum
. bin Saturday, the Supreme Court having
' Very much time was wasted in tin
f Court on Monday last, by the absenct
' of witnesses.
D The Knox Hotel was opened on Mone
day. It is under the management ol
g Mr. J. II. Simmons, of this place,
B There was nu unusually large crowc]
? in town on Monday. It was the first
" day of Court, and salesday also.
t Messrs T. C. Stewart, Tj. M. Moon
^ and T. L. Moore, of Ninety-Six, are at
Judge I'ressley seems entirely restored
- to health, and presides over the Courl
- with his usual ability.
The extra train to Ninety-Six on Monday
morning brought a good many tc
? town from that section of country.
2 Cnpt. Witters is keeping an eleganl
i table at the New Hotel, and his house i>
? commending itself to the travelling pub
Mr. Manhcim, representing John It,
' Wilkinson's paper house of Atlanta,
\vns ill tmvn vhkiupiUv
f Mr. \V. K. I*enn anil Mr. J. W. I'eak,
I of McCormick, paid us a a pleasant visit
s on Monduy.
Yarb Madden and his assistants arc
* at work on the well in front of the stori
' of W. S. Cothrau & Co.
1 Mr. J. Frank Kellar was painfull}
hurt about two weeks ago by the falling
_ of the roof of a house.
1 Mr. Robert Cheatham, a gaod anc
c true man from Kdgelield County, has
\ been in attendance as a witness on oui
Xo child enn be healthy if worms
abound in its stomach. Send for Shr
iner's Indian Vermifuge, the reliabh
It is a subject of universal rcmarl
that the present (Srind .lury is a hodj
y of unusuallly line appearance?fur in
. telligence and character.
Among those present in town tlii:
s week from Greenwood, we noticec
0 Messrs. Francis Arnold, T. F. Riley, E
R F. S. Giles and ?J. T. Simmons.
t We have learned with sadness of th<
] death, near Ninety-Six, of Mr. P. B
4 Addison. He was a young man of higl
character anil I'nml mmn
Mrs. Graham, of Cokenhury, ?n?
mother af Mr. J. 5L Graham, died or
Sunday last of congestion of the brain
She was seventy-five years of age.
r Two sentimental bachelors were neer
strolling together in the moon light, on<
>. night last week. One was an editor ant
r the other was a member ol the Abbe
We are indebted to our friend Thomas
G. l'errin, of Fort Arbuckle. Indinr
Territory, for copies of the Cheyenne
c Transporter, a paper devoted to the in
- tercst of that country.
L> Mr. "\V. O. Dundass left Abbeville yes
> terday on an extended trip to the Xortl
and possibly to the Mcditoranean. \V<
give him ban voi/fif/e, a safe journey ant
1 Railroad Commissioner, Ilonham, wen
f over on Friday to inspect the (J. L. & S
I U. K. from Waterloo to I,nnri>n? tvhinV
I is completed and we presume is now
" open for travel and traffic.
1 Wo do not sound a needless nlarn
j when we tell you that the taint ofscrofu
la is in your blood. Inherited or acquir
? ed, it is there, and Ayer's Karsaparilli
alone will effectual}' eradicate it.
Head the communication on tho out
sido from Mr. W. 0. Verelle, formerly i
citizen of Clrecnwood hut now of An
s jiiston, Alabama. He gives some goof
s advice to those comteinplating goinj
5 The Music House of the South has i
new advertisement in our pAper thij
5 week. Head it, and send in your solu:
D tion to the P. A. S. M. A. T. H. and so
. cure the fine organ offered for its soln
We are indebted to our Greenwoe<
I friends who were in town on Salcday fo:
* the numerous dots about this thrivinj
little town. Wo would ho glad if sonu
one would constantly furnish us th<
news of the placo.
r. Mr. Wvatt Aiken, the efficient steno
it l..... ,'r ?U ~ r:_i,.L r>: ^
ui iiiu i/ircuii, iixid mi
misfortune to get liis collar bono broken
- one day last week, by a (oil. It di<
not interfere with his duties at Court
however, and he hopes soon to bu wol
l' We had the pleasure of visiting tin
^ office of the Anderson Intelligence)
n while in Anderson last week, and o
k meeting Mr. Ijangston, the local edito
0 of that excellent paper. Mr. Langstoi
5' is a genial gentleman and his office i
nicely fixed up.
Hen. H. R. Hemphill and Mr. W. I
Calhoun have formed a partnership fo
the practice of law. They are hot!
^ well known to our citizens and wil
doubtless commend a good share of th
practice at this bar. Nee their card i
" another column.
Mr. .1. W. Gainos, representing th
e Augusta Chronicle and Constitution
nlist, is in town in the interest of hi
paper, which is one of sterling wortl
and managed with undoubted ability
In March it will celebtate its centonuii
Tho Rev- J. PoWitt Ilnrkheat
preached two very ablo sermons, in th
Presbyterian Church on Sunday las
His sermon on Sunday night, on "Unbc
id lief," was particularly enjoyod by th
tr large congregation. Ho is a gracefu
forcible and very logical speaker. W
r. understand he is to preach a scries c
sermons here in March next.
Hall's Vegetaple Sicilian Hair Hencwc
imparts a fine gloss and freahnoss to th
haa-, and is highly recoimnondod b
physicians, clergymen, and scientists, n
' a preparation accomplishing wonderfu
i results. It is a certain remedy for ri
moving dandruff, making the seal
white and clean, and restoring gray hai
' to its youthful color.
J. C. Ferguson was brought into Com
1 on Tuesday morning, and arraigned o
the charge of murder. llis counsi
- asked till the afternoon session to say i
they were ready for trial. At the'aftoi
P noon session of Court they announce
that they were' ready to procced, an
Friday was lixed for the trial.
M essrs. M. L. Hon ham, Jr., ami S. C
(Jason, have formed a partnership for tli
14 practice together of their profession
They are young inen of known abilit}
, and great application, and together wil
make able advocates of any causc the,
may espouse. Their card appears else
The Treasurer sold the lands of delin
qucnt tax-payers on Monday last. H
law the owners have ninety days i!
which to redeem their land, by pnyin;
50 per cent, to the purchasers at th
. sale. The lands sold unusually chenf
f as most persons were afraid of the ti
[ Tho Literary Club met at Judg
I McCiowan's last Friday night. Mr. ?
C. Casou read an admirable essay 01
"The Industrial, Social and Lega
: Status of Woman in America." It wa
' a thoughtful and carefully prepared pa
per and elicited an interesting discussion
I "And still they come." Abbevill
l County ha? another paper, published i
Troy, S. C. called the Psalm Singer
and edited by Rev. K. F. Bradley. W
( welcome it among our exchanges am
hope Tor it a brilliant and useful future
' Mr. J. 1\ Stephens of this place dii?<
on Sunday morning of consumption
Mr. Stephens was about 45 years old
> made a gallant soldier, a good citizen ant
> was highly respected by all who knev
. misincss at Greenwood is said to b<
L exceptionally good, merchants are sell
ing poods b}' the wagon loads at ver
; reasonable ligures and making nione;
? on them.
Greenwood scents to have the build
' ing fever. We hear of several new resi
; donees to be built or approaching com
pletion. Among others we hear tin
j residences of I'rof. S. P. Poo/.er, Messrs
, PuPre, P.lake and several others men
We have Itpvn informed that a propo
sition to the effect, if tho people o
Greenwood will give five acres of grouiu
in an eligible part of tin? town, tin
Misses Giles, who contemplate movinj
there, will bind themselves lo plar
i upon it a school building to cost sf5(XX.
; and to conduct the school for wlia
- they can make out of it. We think w
know enough of the public spirit am
enterprise of Greenwood, to say the;
j will not let this opportunity to get
good school, slip by them. Next to
railroad a good school is most instru
mental in building up a town.
The Augusta and Greenwood Railroa<
j is lengthening its side tract, and prepar
ing to build a depot on the lot reccntl
, Mr. R. 11. Hodges and family hav
gone to Florida to spend the winter. .
A Building nnd Loan Association i
j soon to be organized at Greenwooi
, There is also some talk of a bank hcrt
1 Mr. T. F. Rilej- expects soon to cn
- large his hotel.
* UUSINESS NOTICES.
; Fine Table and Hall Lamps at "V.!
* Cothran & Co.
Window Class! Window Glass!! a
Speed A* Lowry's.
1 liny j'our Cigars and Tobacco t'ron
i Speed & Ijowry.
' A variet}* of Fancy and Toilet good
at Speed <fc Lowry's.
A fresh lot of Citron. Currants, Nuts
j Candies. Apples and Oranges just re
, ceived at Speed it Lowry's.
Mr. Jason Simpson sells some of th
i best machines ever brought to this niar
- kct. Ho recently sold us a White Ma
chine, that gives complete satisfaction
1 It is light running, simple of construc
tion, atwl durable. We can with safety
assure those wanting a machine, of th
' flnc qualities of the White. 17-tf
Messrs. H> W. Lawson & Co, adveitis
I fresh garden seed. A garden is an ab
; solute necessity to house-keepers, ii
the spring, and Messrs. I<awson & Co
i have needs guaranteed to come up am
5 produce well. Give them a call.
A good assortment of tne followini
' named aitides may be had at the ston
" of White Brothers : Table Linens, Tow
els, Blankets, Sheetings, Bed Tickings
i Counterpanes, Furniture I'rints. Carpet
r and Kugs. l-tf
; White Brothes have now in stor
9 more than one hundred cases of Boot
- ami nnocs. i ncy soil yicigicr'8 Indies
Shoos, which are unsurpassed for fll
style anil durability. They also hnv<
a largo lot of Men's and Boy's Shoes
} made by the Bay Stato Shoe ami Loath
: er Company. Their goods have beei
tested for several years nml have givei
j universal satisfaction. Any ono whi
buys a pair of this make of Boots o
shoes, always gets tho worth of hi
e mone3r. oct 1-tf
5 OIF1 TUB
' Public School Fane
ii ZFO.R, 18?5.
n rpiIK following in ihe amount of moneys
JL tlic disposal of the lioard.'t ??f Trustee
of the scTcral School Districts in Abbovilt
County for tho year 1885.
Section 1002* of tl? school law provide
L* that the School Comnissioner "Shall annual
K ly, on the first day <f February, or as soo
an practicable thereafter, apportion the in
' come of tho Countjr school fund among th
, sereral school districts of his County 11 pro
11 portion to the averaas number of pupils at
tending the free pubic schools iu each din
1, District No. 1, $1275J>0 Dis. No. 9, % 760.0
o " " 2, 1460 AO " " 10, 420.0
t " * 3, 15000*) " " 11, 1240.0
l* " '? 4, 787JM) " " 12, 700.0
'* " " 5, 122000 " " 1.1, 500.0
0 " " 6, V28J0 " " 14, 608.0
1 " " 7, 1IS5.?0 ?? M 15, 807.0
e '? " 8, 6tiOJO " " 16, 1300.0
>f GEO. C. HODGES, '
Feb 4.1885-41 School Commissioner.
I Bridge to Let.
(- mill-: contract to rebuild the Island
p A Ford firidge over I^ittlc* Hirer will
r be let to the Lowest responsible bidder,
at the Bridgn on Saleday, February 21st
1885, at 12:30 o'clock, p. m. Specifications
made known on day of letting.
The contractor will be required to give
jj. bond with approved sureties. The
right is reserved to reject any or all
j bids. WILLIAM RILEY,
, County Commissioner.
a Feb., 2, 1885?Ht
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il and the winner must find out both readY
ings. The names, with solution, will bi*
a entered in a hook, and when the correct
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and the party notified. This offer remains
open until May 1st, 1885.
d A Careful Heading of our Advertisement
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s ROOT. It. HEMPHILL. WM. Y. CALLOUN.
!. WKMP1IILL & CALHOUN,
Attorneys nt Law,
AIIIIKviijLK, S. C.
Will practice in all the Courts of the
WIC have this day formed a partnership for
the practico of law under the firm name
11 of (Jason 4 IJomiam. Mr. Hocliam has retired
from the Master's olltce aud will devote
his whole attention to the practice.
tJrOflicc, O'Neill Ranpo.
SAM'L. C. CASON,
M. h. HONIIAM, Jk.
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THK following persons have been appointed
Superintendents of Highy
ways for their respective townships, to
Ninety-Six, W. II. Frazier,
R Greenwood. J. B. Sample,
* Cokesbury, Win. Martin,
K Donaldsville, B. F. Mattison,
i Duo West, Harvey Clinkscales,
Long Cane, Andrew Mcllwain,
aj Sinithville, S. F. Cromer,
s White Hall, Thos. T. Croruer,
* Indian Hill, W. H. Adamson,
Cedar Springs, Samuel Able,
Abbeville, Richard Sondley,
a Diamond Ilill, N.E.Johnson,
s Lowndesville, M. T. Hutehinson,
i* Magnolia, W. N. Calhoun,
i i-i -
vwkivuii) u uiiu urny,
^ Bordeaux, W. H. Rritt.
These gentlemen will enter upon the
11 discharge of their duties immediately.
All roads must be properly worked and
r put in good condition by the 15th day
h of March, next.
J. A. Mc30111), ?
W. T. COWAN,
rpilE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
.L Adukville County.
In Common Pleas.
? P. W. Wafjebcr k Co., Plaintiffs, ngainst
8 W. M. Hiffgins.
a Pursuant to the order of tho Court, in this
I- cane, tinted 31st October, 1884, I will sail at
n Abbeville Court House, at public auction, on
I* Salusdar in March next, the following real
e estate, to wit: All that Tractor parcel of
y land situate lying and being in AbbeTille ,
- County, in the town cf Donalds, containing !
() more or less. and bounded by lands af A.'M.
0 M. Dodsnn, W. W. Rowland, G. B. Uied and
0 others?bcii.g the Higgius Lot. Terms Cash
a ?Purchaser to par for Papers.
0 " M. P. llONHAM, J*.
U Feb 4-tf Master.
Prepared Putty! Prepared Putty !! at
Speed & Lowry's.
ANY one having buuiness with the Scho
Coiniiii.HsioiK'i- cum And him in lii* ofti
(in Mondu.YH, TucitduTH, WjdiicsilHVif, Thiir
davit and Friday*, from J o'clock, I' M
r. I' M. On Saturduva from 10 o'clock A
to 0 1' St.
GEO. C. IIODOKS,
Jnn 14-tf School Com. A (J.
FOR the nccommodtion of the teaclic
whose certificates have expired, an
those who have not yet applied forcertil
rates, we have decided to hold unoth<
examination on JJOth and Hist inst, f<
white and colored respectively. T1
examination will be held in the Cou
Mouse, beginning promptly at 10 o'clot
A. M. and closing 4 P. M.
r UKO. C. IIODOKS,
.ISO A. HO It IX SO X,
.1. C. K IjlKi II,
(Jonnty Hoard of Kxaminers.
Meeting of School True
THIS trustors of the Public Schoo
nre earnestly requested to meet i
for consultation on Saturday, J miliar
24, 18H5. Tho conference will cotivet:
in the Court House at 12 o'clock. Hi
sin ess of >;rent importance will l?o coi
sitleml. UEO. C. IIOIXiKS,
J. C. KLUGII,
J NO. A. HOUIXSON,
County Honrd of Examiners.
ABBEVILLE C. II., S. C.
Trnstees of the l*nblic School Fun
ff Abbeville County for lN8i>-<>.
School District No. 1?T. L. Moore, J. ?
Kinjr, Jno. II. Moore.
School District No. 2?C. A.O. Waller,.
F. ColeuiHii, T. F. Biley.
School District N<?. ?M. II. McOhcc, (
W. Connor, G. M. Hodges.
School District No. 4?J. W Mattison, 1
(J. Waldron, G. A. Moore.
School District No. 5?Jno B. Bonner, J
\V. Callahain, .Jno. \V. I'rntt.
School District No 0?1>. C. Calvert, J. 1
Green, A. T. Mclltvalne
School District No 7?L. II. Rykark, 0. V
Collins, \V. E. Henderson.
School District No S?.). It. Cunvilc, A. Mi
Noill, Win. II. Mav?.
School District No ?S. M. Sibert, A. 1
KeniU'dy, W. M. Robinson.
r>cnooi wisirci <>0 iu?l?r. J. 1j. 1'rcssle
John Lvon, A. K. Watson.
School district No 11?W. A. Templeto
J. (*. Kdwnrds, T. P. Millford.
School District No 12?J. R. Brownlcc, .
li. Hampton, W. P. McC'artur.
School District No 13?Dr. 0. K. Florto
I. II. McCalla, James lliickabce.
School District No 14?W. C. Sherar
Win. Wilson, W. A. Lanier,
School District No 15?\V. R. McBride, .
II. Morrah, M. M. Tarrant.
School District No 1(5?James, Cotliran, Ji
Dr. J. A. Gibcrt, Jno. II. Jones.
I nsk the attention of the Trustees to tl
following sections of tho School Law pr
scribing their duties :
Latter part of Section 1005. No tcacln
shall he employed in any of the free ptibl
I schools without a certificate from the Counl
Hoard of Examiners or the State Hoard <
Latter part of Section 1009. The Trusle
shall meet as a Hoard as soon and often l
practicablu after having been uppoiutcd ai
qualified, at such place as may be most co
veuieni iu die district, una at meir first niee
ing they shall orgauize by aopoiuting one
their number Clerk of tho Hoard, who shi
preside at the olHcial meetings of tlie Tru
tees and shall record their proceedings in
book provided for that purpose. Each inor,
her of the Board of Trustee!* shall be du
notified of all the meetings by the Clerk
Section 1010. The Hoard of Trustees
each (school district shall tr the manag
mcnt and control of the locu. lucational i
terestsof the vamu, subject to The supervi
ion of the County Hoard of Examiners, ai
shall visit each school at least oncc iu cvei
See. 1011. The Hoard of Trustee* slm
hold a regular session in their school distri
at least two weeks before the commcncemei
of any or everv school term, for the trausa
of any ami all business necessary to the pro
peritv of the schools, with power to adjoui
from time to time, and to hold special inee
ingsatany t.une or place, when called upf
by the Chairman or any two member a of tl
Sec. 1012. The BoardH of Trustees slm
also hare authority and it shall be their dutj
1st. To provide suitable school houses
their districts and to make the same comfor
able, paying due regard to anv school bout
already built) or site procured, as well as \
all other circumstances proper to be conside
ed so us best to promote tho educational ii
tcrests of their district.
2d. To employ teachers from those bavin
certificates from their County ltoHrd of Kj
aminers, or from the State Board of Kxamii
ers, or of the City Board of Comuiissionci
of Charleston, ai.d to discharge tho sail
when good and sutTicieiit reasons for so doin
3d. To suspend or dismiss pupils when tl
prosperity and ellicicncy of the schools mal
4th. To call meetings of the poonle of tl
district for consultation in regard to t)
school interests thereof; at which mectinj
the Chairman or Borne other member of tl
i)_.i - ii : v L
I uiiitru siiiui jiiuniuc ii prcsi'iu.
5th. To lake chic of, manage uiu) contr
I the school projicrly of the district.
Oth. To visit tlie free public schools will
| in their district from time to time, and i
[ tiike care that they arc conducted accordir
i to law and with the utmost efficiency.
Latter part of Section 1014. All contrac
which lioaids of Trustees may make
excess of the funds apportioned to their dii
trict shall b? void.
Sec. 1019. All claims of every descriptir
whatsoever which are chargeable against, tl
fund raised for the support of the free pub!
schools of the State, except such as arc oil
erwise provided for in this Chapter, must I
signed by at least two members of tho Boai
of Trustees of the school district in which tl
sorvico is rendered; and the correctness at
legality of the same shall bo sworn to ai
subscribed by the person presenting stu
claim before it shall be approved by the po
son or persons authorized by law to give su<
Skctiok 1, page 23. On and after tl
tirSt day of November, 1884, it shall not 1
lawful for any person who is less than s
yenas of ago to attend any of the free publ
schools of the State.
OF.O. C. HODGES,
Jan. 7 tf School Comissioucr.
The state of south Carolina,
In Common Pleas.
Jemima Dukes against H. M. Spikes.
Pursuant to the order of the Court, bearii
date January. 1885, I will soil at publ
auction, at Abbeville Court House, on Sal
Day in March next, the following real estal
near Ninety-Six, known as the Dukes Tra<
to wit.: That Tract of land, situate lying ai
being in said State and County, containing
TWOnUNDRED AND FIFTY-SIX ACRE
(260) acres, more or less, on waters of Sal
da River, bounded by lands of Madison Ric
ardaoo, Robert Calhoun, Eatate of Rlcha
Watts and othesa.
Terms?One-half Cash?Balance on aii
months, with interest, secured by bond ai
mortgage of Purchaser. Purehaser to pi
M. L. BONHAM, Jr., Master.
The cheapest Christmas cards at 1
S. Cothran A Co.
The Place to get What Yon Want
$ THOS. ffl. CHRISTIAN,
M TYAVINO bought the intorcut of Mr. JOHN
JLJL WILSON ill the business formerly
conducted by them jointly, will kttp Hlnnyi
in store h complete stock of
' Fancy Groceries,
>; CONFEC'riO*CE.Ttn?S \
>r of nil kimlrt.
rt The Best and Cheapest
k Cigars and Tobacco,
Till-: KIXK8T WINKS and LIQUORS
SWKET MASH CORN WHISKKY for uie
dicinal purpose*, s Hpecialty. Also cltok-o
l.Hjl.'OUS of nnr kind for nivdicinal purposes.
Ciivoliirn a call. Satisfaction j;nni'aiitccd.
? All persons indebted to thu (irui of Cliriatiun
k Wilson imtM make immediate pitvniei.t.
Til OS. M. CHRISTIAN,
1 -3m Abbeville, H. C.
Z Bridge to Let.
T1IK contract to rebuild the bridge
over the small crock near NinetySix,
on the Kdgofield road, will be let
to the lowest responsible bidder at the
bridge, or. Friday, .January lfith, 18H5,
at 11 o'clock, a. in. I'lans and *pocifications
made known on day of letting.
? Bond with approved sureties will be required.
The right is reserved to reject
any or all bids.
I, JAMKS A. McCOUl).
Jan. 5, *85. County Commissioner.
* An Ordinance
To Ilnise Supplies for the Town of
' Abbeville, S. for the Teur 188ft.
BK IT ORDAINED i)Y TIIK IXtendnnt
and Wardens of the Town
of Abbeville, S. in Council aisspmbled,
uv.d by authority of the sntiie,
I that a tax for tho sums and in the manner
hereinafter named shall be raised
P. and paid iuto the treasury of the Town
Council for the uses and purposes thcrec"
of for the year 1885.
Skction 1. On every one hundred
dollars of the cash value of all real and
)'> personal estate within the incorporation
oT the said Town of Abbeville the sum
' of fiitpen cents.
J. Skc. 2. On each billiard and pool
table or ten pin alley kept for biro the
sum of Twenty-five Dollars on tho
j first table or alley and Twenty-live Dollars
for each table or alloy more than
J- one kept by the same owner. On each
bagatelle table kept for hire the sura of
*' Fifteen Dollars.
,L. Sec. 3. For each license to retail
e- spirituous liquors in the Town of Abbeville
tho sum of Two Hundred Dollars
for the year, beginning with the first day
Lv of January, 1885 and ending on the
iif .first day of January, 1880. The said
sums payable in equal installments in
e3 advance, said dealer or dealers to give
bond and security for payment of said
n- snui of money, and if at any time durt
ing the year tno said dealer or dealers
<}[ should go out of business the whole
la_ amount of Two Hundred Dollars shall
a immediately become due and payable,
u- and any porson or persons doing busily
Hess the whole or any part of the year
of shall pay the whole sum of Two Iinnin
e- Site. 4. That all male persons beii
tween the ages of sixteen and fifty
s* years, except those physieally unable to
earn a support, are liable 10 road duty
and shall be required to work on the
ill roads, sidewalks and streets within thu
ct incorporation of the Town of Abbe1,1
villi- five days under the direction of
I', the Town Council. The commutation
rn for said road duty to be the sum of
t- Two Dollars to be paid at the time of
>n payment of other taxes, to wit, on or
lc before the first day of March. All perill
sons refusing or failing to work five full
r: days to be accepted and approved by
in the Council or pay the above commutal"
tion shall be liable to pny such fine and
[f, penalty as the Council may iniposo.
r- Ski:. 5. That all itinerant auctioni
hits, noddlors. and other transient nor
sons, except venders of farm produce
J.? raised in the* County, offering at retail
any goods whatsoever for sale, shall pay
ra a license of not more than Twenty-live
,c Dollars nor less than One Dollar per
,e Skc. 0. That all circuses shall pay
ce a license of Ono Hundred Dollars for
each and every exhibition; and all other
shows, including what are commonly
known ns side-shows attached to a eirle
cus, shall pay a license of not more than
Fifty nor less than Two Dollars for each
Sue. 7. That all returns shall bo made
to under oath on or before the first day of
ig Febtiary 1885, and all taxes shall bo duo
and payable on or before the first day of
!3 March, 1885, if any person or persons
s. shall refuse or neglect payment of tho
taxes heroin lovied within the time spee>n
ified the Treasurer of the Town Council
}c is hereby authorized and required to add
" twenty per centum penalty, and if thj
Je tax with tho penalty is not paid within
rd thirty days thereafter, it shall bo .hu
3C duty of the Treasurey ol tJie Council t<?
j issuo executions therefor immediately
!j, and collect the same hy duo process of
r- Iaw, as provided in the charter of said
:h Town of Abbeville,
Sec. 8. Tho Town Council or a qno^
ruin thereof shall constitute a hoard of
ix assessors to affix the vnluo of property
ic returned for taxation.
Sec. 9. If any persons shall refuse or
neglect to inako a return of thoir property
for taxation within the tirao prescribe
ed herein, tho return of last year with
twenty jter centum added shall bo
fl/inttwwl nrwl tulim hv fliM Triiikfliirur Ia
be the true value of their proporty for
taxation and it shall be aaaoasod at that
V Dono and Untitled in Council and the
^ seal of tho Town Council affixed this
2Gth day of December, eighteen hunjt!
.rondred and oightv-four.
id j. S. HAMMOND, Intendant.
JoNKrt F. Mili.br, Secretary.
S, Dec. 31, 1884. Gt.
u- Barloj*! Barley! Barley ! Better
late than never. Do not fail to sow har1
ley. It will pay. No doubt about it.
ae You can get a pure article of aeod barad
ley from White Brothers.
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Paint a. Oils and Varniahes at Speed
? A Lowry's.
^ Buy your Fruits and Confcetfon: rku
from Speed 6c Lowry.
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