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he Abbeville Messenger.
. L. BONHAM, JR.,) Vn?naa
is." S.^ERVUN, '[ Phoi'RIKTOH
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1885.
roplj' of the News and Courier
to our article upon "Image-breaking'"
is oouchod ivs courteous language nnd is
temperate nnd mild.
^ Our contemporary takes tl?r* position
tbnt the News and Courier and Mksbenuku
are. not Tar apart upon Ibis
question of merit as the criterion of
fitaess for office?and to prove its assertion
nnnlins *!lir? lest of the deadly
parallel column.*' fn this wise it
quotes from ouch of the papers extracts
that go to show that wc both bold tint
fitness and qualification art; tho only
proper grounds for appointment or election
to positions of honor or profit.
There can bo ;to doubt that wc are
V * .
agreed upon that. It did not need the
deadly parallel lines to prove it. Our
friend is by no means such a dead shot
as "Deadly Smooth." It missed the
point. The issue we made was against
the feeling that instigated such language
as we take from the JSrcicy (turf
Courier also put on opposite sides ol
the ''deadly parallel lines below
(Extract from (,Extract from
News il: ('our- Nars <( C'ourv???
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lOf f KJXsfSfy tsi'tt J |U/ ? tvrt.y
It matters not ii hi South Carolijot
whether they na there is, we bospell
their name lieve loo much reone
way or nnoth- gard for name and
or; or whether birth. It is an old
their name has a joKe that when
lluvor of Franco Mr. Calhoun openor
of England ; or ed his snuff-box
whether they the whole ' Stite
have, or have not, sneezed. There is
;* a greit-grandfa- no one man in
tlier who signed South Carolina
the Declaration of who can produc;
independence, or this effect on the
who would have olfactory nerves
signed it if he had of the people tohad
the opportuni- day. Hut there
ty. The image- are a great many
breaking, we fancy persons who e.\ifl
about to begin, pect the people to
We would not al- sneeze whenever
low it to take tho ' they open their
shape which was snuff-boxes. Es
uiKcn in Europe, pcciaily is the
whero tlic noses of sneeze looked for,
L the images seemed as a mutter of right
to be singled out when a snufi-box
for especio' oppro- is wrapped upon
Lriusn and attack, and oponed which
We would leave in belonged to ft
peace the probos- grandfather or t:
ces as well as the groat - grandfather,
toes of those good
old images. liut
give us the best
incn for the placcs,
and the best man [
for every place.
A good point to
start at is right
here in thu South
Now to our mind the whole intent
and purpose of these articles was to
cast ridicule upon family names and respect
for ancestry and we submit that
"it looks so to a man up a tree." Cf
course the Ncwe and Courier knows
it's own intentions, and it disclaims
those that we have imputed to it. Taken
in connection with the fact that
the article in which the first objectionnble
Inn'Mimm .......i ?
o?o- ? v-'i wa? written
about the Citadel in the management of
which there does not ar.d should not
enter any question of politics, wo submit
that it legitimately boars the
construction we placed on it.
By the way our friend's knowledge
of the Bible is ?o more accurate than
its statement of the point nt issue. It
speaks of its respect for the Fourth
Commandment. Now as this was a
question of "Iningc-breaking" and not
of "Sabbath breaking" we ore at a loss to
know how the command "Itemember
.the Sabbath Day'to keep it holy" has
any reference to this controversy. We
presume from the connection in which
it was used that our friend intended to
. quote the fifth commandment-?"Honor
,thy father and thy mother, tliaf thy days
may be long upon tho land which the
Lord thy God giveth thee." It is to be
hoped that the churches in Charleston
have not been permanently injured by
the cyclone. Tt would appear that
somebody on the Nctos (turf Courier
staff stands sorely in need of the ministrations
of a Sunday School.
tJlOAl) TO EMJKUTON.
Our contemporaries the Press and
Jianncr and the Medium state that a
party of capitalists have united to ljuild
jl. a road from Elberton to Enright's store
in this county, and that Col. James
[*: ' Edw/ird Calhoun will be n generous con?,
Iributor to the enterprise. \Vre rejoice
> ' ' to hoar this good news and Abbeville
t. ^should not lose tho opportunity to ex\*<r
* tend ?uch a road to this plane, and to
r-; Greenwood. We presume that the ohI
ie.c.tjve point of the road will be
E-'Greenwood. Of course it will 'depend
w , on Abbeville jf the road is continued in
> this direction. This town has so pften
1 lain quietly by and seen other place*
reap the advantage of their enterprise
1; in rail road matters that it behooves it
r ' to take prompt and active steps to have
a hand in this enterprise, if it is going
|^K. to assume definite shape. We were
given ""a schedule in tho "late
V , ijPf UUJI . H
Jflnp antness,*' ancut the C. C. 0. & 0. lly., of
W. tho occasions and opportunities thai
K Abbeville had let slip to secure rail
!?"- X^-pad facilities. Don't let us have thia
I *- one added to our long list of "might
jjL - hayo Wons.'7 If the bright hopes held
I^HjtftfMHkby our neighbors "materiajixo"
H BfiM^ught to be in position to coBrapj?fedy
with the promoters of
^BkSB^Paciiome. T^he town of Abbeville
Wh* countryBying between hore and
Enright's stoic are deeply interested.
Both of thom nro suffering and will suffer
by the building of roads near by, ^
hut out of reach of them. This looks J
as if relief wore coming to them. Let *
them help themselves. We liavo no *
fear (hut live, progressive and liberal
Greenwood will fail to see h^r advan- '
tage and do all that is necessary to be ?
done to carry the road there. j
Itv ll?<? wiiv \vi> tviimlnv lir?\v our v
'neighbor'* proposes to raise the 11101103*
to build tho roail. Ami what tho friends
of "the road our fathers gave us" will
-say to our discontent with that venerable
highway ? At any rate we promise
our cordial support in any feasible plan
that promises to secure 11s this inestimable
South Carolina has never we think
1 cen accused of the proverbial ingratitude
of Republics. But it seems to us
she might with some show of truth be
accused of a degree of negligencc in
that shi: has not made provision for the
care of her disabled and maimed Confederate
soldiers. It is true that tho
number is not very large of this class, who
cannot obtain a livelehood of some
sort iu this favored country. It is true
also, that within a few years the politcal
condition of the State made it out of
the question, to do more than save the
Mute Irom the clutches ot tiio thieves
aiul vandals that then had her in conirol.
It is furthermore true, that not
until quiti recently has thu State been
in a financial condition to warrant her
in assuming the burden of a pension
list, r.ut there is no doubt now of her
prosperity. Our observations confirm
the report of the statistics that the Stateis
on the high road of prosperity.
Daily we see some veteran of the war
with an empty sleeve, or a wooden leg,
or who is suffering from the ellefcts of
exposure and wounds, and we are itn
pressed with the 'act that the State that
called upon them for, and accepted
their aid in her hour of need
. i,.,,.1,1 r...1.
oiivuiu nwi ii vi in 1111: in ill
her day of prosperity ami plenty. The
widows and orphans of dead Confederate
soldiers need help that they cannot
anil will not ask for. Surely tlic State
will coinn to their aid. She owes it t?.
those who gave their lives at\d limbs in
The Spartanburg Herald in its criticism
of the editorial of the 2\'ews and
Courier on the action of the Hoard of
Visitors of the Citadel was respectful
and courteous. Hut the JY. C , took
otfonse at the reply and in a short article
gives the editor of the Jlernld the
lie several times. We have never seen
in South Carolina journalism such an
unprovoked use of coarse abuse. The
whole thing was undignified and unwarranted.
And we see in the language
of the News and Courier no
single redeeming feature.
7 th Y10 All.
The Hampton Guardian has entered
on its seventh j*ear. Jn our opinion
it is one of the best papers on our exchance
list. It is ably edited, full of lo
cal news, and tastefully printed. We
heartily wish it continued success and
Alas! we crowed too soon. Judge
Witherspoon has granted ilr. li. F.
Welsh hail in the sum of $10,(XX). We
call the attention of the Press and Manner
McCoumick, S. C., September 5,1 885. (
We have just read with pleasure in the Ah- !
beville Jiauntr ill. O. T. Calhoun's letter ou
the labor question, in which we believe him to
bo exactly right, but hep leave, to difl'er with
the dissenting party, the Kditor of the Jlanmr,
when be says that >;oing into a written
contract or document, of nnv kind he feels
more under obligation to his employer than
under n nu-rc verbal one. Again he knows
that being bound under the bars of a written j
contract renders him more chained in I he
eyed of the law,-because of his signature
i>"nd witness. And according 10 a law of i.ur ,
nature when forced to act, we at once become
willing and satisfied, though the aitualiou
may be in ninny respects contrary to our i
withes. The editor again seems to think it
best when the negro becomes dissatisfied to
let him be moved at once and secure another \
sit nut ion, even if you are forced to pay high- |
er wages. The editor forgets thnt is almost '
impossible to hire at any price, when the crop |
is pitched, and they arc under contract for
other parties. To hire at that stage, some ,
one must beat a loss for labor and either A.
or 1 i, one must be involved in the loss and it (
doe* not seem right nor just for A to sutler ,
because Jl has employed the laborer under his ,
control, and ito chance to secure another, j
Therefore 1 suy place them in the paces of a ,
written contract and if any violation occurs
let the law extend to its ut nost tension anil j
this will put an end to the laborer leaving his ,
employer for another home. Tho system of ,
labor can nevsr be regulated unless the lawn ,
are executed. Laws are of no use unless |
obevod. Let every farmer secure the neces- ,
nary hands at tho beginning of the year, and ,
if any of thorn fail in the contract, shove the
law in their race and make them proud to |
obey the second time. The Editor of the
Jianiitr is a man who places his bow upon every
violin, but seldom succeeds in playing a
tune for the simple reason ho tries the onus
with which he is Unst acquainted. It is impossible
for a man to be an editor, fanner,
lawyer, physician, professor in music, at the
ttuinii tluio. Extreme lieat can only be pro- \
null! uiu liiin t'liiiicri;!! Ill one poll. I. '
We always read vyitli pleasure his advice ni?- .
on vnrious tliii.jrs, but. nsn general rulo We (
never heed, though in many respects it may
bo very good, but not of the ritflit order, and
tliis* places his seed in stony places. A far- !
iner will not go to u farmer for a>ivice law, 1
neither will a lawyer tuni to ilie fanner for advicein
'.aw, but always tske the advice from (
one in his own profession. The lawyer ma/
he able to givo tihn much valuable Ir.forma- 1
ti%n in regard (o fanning but it is iuconsisl- I i
cut fof him to believe that a iniin is familiar 1
with something which is not in his profession. ]
Look how quickly the farmer will take up Iho
paper ane read with pleasure the advice from
a man in his line. J.. A. Harmon. 1
It is now in order for Gen. Hemphill '
of Abbeville, to explain the political I
ring in South Carolina, since he says he <
is ready and willing to furnish inforina- 1
tion on tho subject.?Edgejleld Chro)i~ I
? , (
White Lawn for corits par yar I
at-Boll & Galphin's. i
a.-. \ V - -
Our respected contemporary, tho A bub- j
"il! k Mfssknukk, must be hitting at some* .
>ody who is to ua unknown. There cei taint}
a nothing in what the Ntws anil Court't r j,
mid about that im&go-broaking which we .
sonsider ueceaaury in South Carolina to jus- 'j
ify the condemnation of a disinterested crit- c
c Yet the Mk3si:noer read what we said j
vitli "ainazeinent" mingled with "disgust," ?
ind describes the article as "demagogical" ?
md an article of which it luia ''heard nothing j
'but condemnation." "Demagogical" ia a s
>ij; word and a safe one, anil is applied to
veil nigh every movement which ia intended c
or the benefit ot the people, as well as to \
noveiueiita which have no higher purnoae
hnu llie advanceiiienl of some ambitious ^
ribune. li is not a word that need alarm
my one wlio is conscious of a pood motive, |
md who knows besides thai lie lias no per- H
tonal ambition to gratify and no personal in- j
erest a to serve.
Our contemporary's views are ptettv well (
:overc?l by the following passages troin its
irlicle in reply to the Anc* ami Cnuritr : N
''Now the writer of the aboiV article cannot
'XC ed ourselves 1.1 a niii-ntimi . f t.ri. -
:iplc, essentially American, which tenches
hat incrit alone is tho criterion of titness for
mblicoffice. Wo have nothing hut unmiti;ated
contempt for that man who depends for .
losition nolt.ly upon the name and fame of J
lis ancestors. We nre heartily in favor of
hat Democratic doctrine that the highest ,
duces in the public service are open to the ,
nimblest citizcn, if lie prove himself worthy.
Mot we have no particle of patience with that
?pirit thai pervades the article above quoted, \
.vhich seeks to array feeling against him |
.vhosu fathers and forefathers have been il- ,
ustriuus and have left behind them names j
hat arc honorable uud famous."
This is \varint ami intended to be strong, |
[>ut we shall apply to our contemporary the ,
;est of the deadly parallel column. fMde by (
side we give what tiic .AVtr.i and Courier said ,
...,i <i... \t " ?? '
uiu uucti uic iUii.onr,i>uftn Mtys. ncrc U10V
[from the Afirs and (From the Abbeville
"A little iconoclnsm Ity nil mvans let
is now in ordur in promotion depund upSouth
Carolina. It on qualification and
s time to select for fitness, irrespective I
public offices the men of race or name,
.vho are absolutely lit Hut by no means let ,
or those places, and promotion be denied, i
o disregard abso- because lie who seeks j
utcly the notion that it had a father. |
rank in the Confeder- ,
ite army, or etui- ,
nonce at the Bar, or a I
onjr pedigree (of a
lunched years or (
[.hereabouts) is nn ,
ill-sullicieiit qunlili- i
:alii>n for any post of (
Honor or trust. Who (
ire the beat men i
:.h'e places to be -fii>
. d ? That is tlie only
j nest ion."
It is evident to ntiy one who can clearly see
lhafc the position of the Mksskxwkk is ideuti:nl
with that of the JS'eirs utu! Courier. We
lave not pretended to sav that .1 man should
De excluded from u public office because he J
las a long line of ancestors ; or, for the mater
of that, because he has no ancestors.
Jut* platform -is this: "Who are the best 1
'men for the places to be filled V That is
'the only question." . The Abbeville Mks- ,
'8knqkk says : "lly all means let promotion
'depend upon qualification or fitness irrespective
of race or name." Where is the
litie'ence between the two declarations ? 5
Physiologically speaking, it is necessary
.hat every man shall have a father and likewise
a mother, and, physiologically consider- s
it ions apart, both father and mother are ad- j
rantagens at different periods of one's exiin*
i...:... .1?1.1- --
>u.v<vvt .?? ......w. iri-.UJi Ul-aunuiv UN lliu
:hancellor of the family cxchecquer, if for no J
higher reason. The Messknokk must not ?c- (
;use us of sneering at the Fourth Commandment;
but we nrc taking a practical view of
i very important question, and ought not to |
ae suspected of objecting to a candidate be- (
muse lie had li father, or a grandfather, as it
13 an evident fact that every liunujn being
lvIio has been born for thousind* of vears has
been endowed with both the funulv ornaments.
Tar be it from us to undervalue the i.-.flnu-nce
which a good fuihnr and a good mother i
can exorcise upon their children. Assuredly,
ive would not depreciate the influence which
is exerted upon the man or'the child of today
by the Lnoweldge that lie conies from a
long lin^ of men who were brave, and of women
who were chaste. Hut this is not everything.
Even what is called "good blood"
thins out, and appears to become dcud, at
times, Lo> k at the long line of European
nobility. How many of the lot are noble by
nature and habit, as well as noble uy the accident
of birth ? No 1 Our purpose is not to
undervalue any good or useful thing that one
can gain from the example of parents?by
heredity, by association?for, other things ,
being equal, it is more likely that the child
and grtamlchild of honorable men will himself
be honorable, that that the child of a
swindler and the grandchild of a thief will be
upright and true, liut this is not the point.
It ought not to be necessory to run through
ihw nlnlinlinl nf or\A ?
IMOWW ?UU UIUIUIO Willi SO
accomplished a newspaper as the Abbeville
In South Carolina there is, we believe, too
much regard for name and birth. It is an 1
old joke that when Mr. Calhoun opened his
snuff-box the whole State sneezed. Tlu-rc is
no one man in South Carolina who can produce
this effect on I he olfactory nerves of the
people to-day. Hut there are a great many |
persons who expect the people to sneez<'
whenever they opeu their snn-flfbuxes. Espicially
is the suoRze looked for, as a matter of :
rigid, when a snnlPbox is rapped upon and
opened weich belonged to a grandfathor or a
ereat-grnndfather. Then again, thore is a
sillv notion thai because a'imtn was a brave
soldier he will nccOiS.tariiy excel in civil life.
There is, likewise, a notion that particular
individuals should be a charge upon the
State, and that places should be made for <
them at the expense of the people. These
are the grievances that we would strike at. i
We would not, for a moment, as wo have
said before, reject a candidate for an office
because he bears .uti honored. On the con
trary we would like him the better for it. 1
Hut the'hnbit is to fancy that public office
should be given because the applicant bears a
particular .jiamc, and not because he has
proved himself lo be capable and worthy. 1
The rule that we desire to see applied in
South Carolina is that personal worth, per- ,
sonal service, personal fitness, shall consti- '
tute the claim to public confidence and pub
lie office, and that offices shall not ho given to
my one who is not proved to be fit, whether
he have or have not a grandfather and a
grandmother, and some family pictures and
i shelf full Jof cracked china.
We arc content to "let promotion depend,"
its the the Abdkviklk Mkssknukk has it, on
'iltnuse, irrespective of race or "nrinjj," but
we arc not thinking simply of thoso who are
in public oflicu already. The test applies to 1
Hie privates, so to speak, who are now for the I
first time entering service, as it apptics to ,
those who linvo been shoved np by the casu- ,
ulties of political battles. As the Mkhsknoeh
any a, "merit alone should be the criterion of
' fitness for public ofllce." We have no fear '
that the Mkssknukk and ourselves will be far ;
tipuri; but the "image-breaking" is noeessa- ,
ry, and the image-breaking is about to come.
And when the work begins, the saline statuarv
of the State wilj stand a poor eltance.? 1
A"?- .. .1 n?
Patronize Your own.
A printer stood nt tho desk of a business
man the other day and noticed him !
using lettor-heads and bill-heads which 1
he had bought in New York or Charles- !
ton. Said the printer, who was a customer
: '"What would you think of me !
if 1 was to send to New York nnd buy '
your line of goods for myself nnd my '
family ?" The merchant replied : ''I !
would think you was a fool, when you 1
can get the same class of goods just ns '
cheap of me, and nlsonssista fellow-cit- '
i/.en." "When tin1 printer called hi* attention
to the imported bill-heads and J
letter-heads, the merchant- coughed and ;
walked up behind the counter to wnir on 1
icustomer. And the merchant, just the *
rlay before, had asked the printer to give j
him a froe puff on his big stock of new J
goods t When bills from tho paper fac- J
tory and typofoundry come in and tho 1
wages of the employees become duo the
printer thinks of theso things. Dry
?oods merchants, grocer, druggists and <
ather business men should think of I
thesn things sometimos.?Kershaw <
,.. . IraBfc
>"v r>.?* "< ' . "* > :
Under Collector Jervey. 1
The Dqputc ratio broom, which si-ems to- I
iavu been inactive for some time, was again
Hit in active operation lit the Customhouse.
<everal changes were made in the ollicial
tafl'of i he Cuatoiiihou.se, llio following njilolntmetits
baying boon made bv Collector *
fervev ami I'iuvi'r<lo?l t'< Washington for J
onrtrination : it. Q. I !i?v.-.?? , .I^i'utv <-oloctor
u'lta eitirv clerk, um-eii W. II. Her- ll<
ley ; Col It. M. Sims, A. Campbell King T
nil I'], llallagucr, inspeetnrs to succecd W. h
!. 1'urvis, Uarrett Byrns and W. II. Tbomp- j1(
The oilier appointees of Col. Johnston, 1,1
ousiriting of L. I.. Gufliu, boarding officer, .>
V. K. .Mill'gan, coastwise clerk, the boat
lands ana the v atchman, have been retained tt|
or the present. 11
Hod, Col. Johnston and Mr. Ostemlorfl* .'
iiivo shown every courtesey to their succesois
and civon them every assistance in their C
tower to facilitate them in conducting the a]
iiaine.-s of the office. At the request, ol
'apt Walker Mr. Ostendorff has conseuled to
eiuiiin nt the office for a week in order to as- "
iist him in arauging (lie dctuila of the office. s<
?a\'i ivii (tin/ Courier.
rotnto-Vinc liny. C
In our ordinary plantation system, the supily
of lomr forage for stock is generally ?
nade a secondary consideration, and, rouse- f
(ueutlv is never abundant. In the middle J
md lower cjmnties of the State, where the
sweet potato is largely planted, an addition
if considerable value may be made to the fader
loli with but little trouble. I .have long
ceil in the habit of noin<r into niv not a toes T
jefore frost?say about 10th of October?
lulling by IiiiikI the vinus, and immediately s
nit ting t liein in compact cocks about twice o
lie size of a Hour barrel. Tliey remain tlms w
four or five days, three or four hours' sun,
itul then hauled in and housed. It makes ex- t;
^client hay. Horses cat. it with avidity. The T
greater facility with which potatoes are dug,
iftcr the beds are cleoned of the vines, re- V
[mys the expense of making hay.?Cumdtu
Journal. III., of Barnwell, S. C. d
The Murder of Moore. -j
Correspondence of the News and Courier.]
Cukstek, August 31.? Your ci rrespondent
rred last week when he said that Judge
VVitliers|ioon had refused bail in the fuse of
Stale against 15. 1". Welsh, of Lancaster, tor
:ho murder of \V. C. Moore. lie declined if "l
inly at. that time, and to-morrow the case J
;omcs up again for argument, the .ludge allowing
that privilege for additional affidavits,
iiiv omifiiH! ut'iu^ 10 meet
hem. The testimony is nut so damaging us
rmir correspondent would infer, and Capt. T.
II. Clark, oi" tlie Caindcn Bar, who is atssucia:cd
with Messrs. Hough it Moore, Seems sail- j
luinc of success in his attempt for bail, lie
s in Chester to-dav.
Notes from the A. It. Presbyterian. J
Ailgor Collogf: is rc-opencd again. t'i
Dr. lloj'co has returned with his neice,
Miss l$o3'oe. tl
The Literary Club meets Friday even- '<!
ng at Dr. Henr)-'s.
Mr. Galloway lost about 0,(XX) brick
!,? i... <..1.1....1.
Col. 11. L. McCanghrin, of Newberry,
ipcntlast Sabbath in town.
Dr. J. W. Widouian is oil", on profession
business, to Troy, Long Cane and 1
Miss L. J. Galloway ami her sister,
Mis. .1. A. Devlin, arc spending h fmv
lays of this week in Andurson.
Abbeville count)' has one vacnny in
the Citadel. Several young men of ihe \
;ounty will make-- application. Due
West will have at least one applicant.
Mr. Samuel Martin, who lived n*-ar
this place, died lust Sabbath and was
buried in the A. It. 1'. cemetery M*>u- r
Dr. Cowan has kilned 01.881 brick. .
lie began to burn Monday night'. The ^
kiln will be n :idy for inspection to- 1
, ? I,
The tirH bale of new cotton was sold j.
in this market last Saturday by Mr. .1 0. i
MeDill. 11. C. Hrownlee & Co. bought *
it at Din cents. j'
Mr. John II. Chiles, Jr., has taken a ?
clerkship in Mr. J. 'i\ Youn?lood's J.
store at llradlev. where bo will ln> -
to see all his friends. * i
Mr. .7. llobinson had on cxhibtinn a
last M.mday a cotton stalk wiiliout i
fiuit. .The weed is fully matured and
looks healthy and is in every respect a
cotton stalk without the sign of a shape.
Our oldest farmers say they never ?n w (
anything like it. before.
l)r. Crier returned last Friday from
his western trip. lie reports croj.s fine t
through.the country which ho p issed,
and expresses the hope that his visit f
will be void of some fruit. Wo have 1
assurances from other sources that
his visit was not without its re ward.Is.
The summer is past ami the harvest
is ended. Again we stand amid the
ripened sheaves of promise ami prosperity,
and inhale long draughts of that
nlorious bracing air which comes to us like
a sigh from henvi-n?the breath of J
dj'ing Uowers, the ordor of the changing
leaves. Wo look Willi lonjting uyt-s beyond
confines of mortality f>?r a glimpse
of the oilier country ? "Where
the faded flowers freshen, r
Freshen never more to fade." ?
S\< cot vojoos welcome u?, waving hands h
beckon ik, anil we know tRnt for every I
Koi row the suinh>i*r has borne away wo
shall have eternal recompense?ilowor,
leaf and friend will livu again. i
"There is no death ! An ungel form
Walks o'er the earth with silent trend,
He bears our best loved things away,
And then we call them dead."
A great hue i n<l cry is_b?'ing wised ^
about political rings, big and little, in I
the Stale just at llii.s time. We earnestly
hope thai some of our esteemed
contemporaries who seem to be so well C
posted will give us light. If there are
uny political rings in this State they "
should be broken up at once, but it 0
seems to us we will have to locate them
first.?Orinujchvry Times and Demo- n
ADVICE TO MOTHERS. *
Are you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering
and crying with pain of cutting ^
teeth? If so, sond at once and get a ^
bottle of Mrs. Winhi.ow'h Sooi'hino Syii- (
tJi- kou Chii.ukdh Teethjxo. Its value C
K InenllMllilhlo ft n-i!1 rnlinvu ll>n >.?"? '
" W-.V, -..V, pu./i little
sufferer immediately. Depend up- j
in it. mothers, th^ro is no mistake about
t. It cures dysentery and diarrhoea, regulates
tho stomach and bowels, cures
ivmd colic, softens the gums, reduces in- [tarnation,
and gives ton'o and energy to j
ho whole system'. ,Mt:s. Winsi.ow's
^ootiiio Kvnur koii Ciiimwen Tkktuino
s pleasant to the taste, and is. the pros
:ription of one of the oldest and best To- ,
nalo nurses and physicians in tho United t
States, and is for sain .by all druggists j
throughout the world. Price 25 cents a
t>cttlo. 6-ay 72
When you want to paint do not buy
ilsewhere before seeing us. We have a
'all stock of Lead, Oils. Colors, Varnishjs
etc., which wo will sell at o|ose
Hgjures. Spood tc Neufler.
PURSUANT to nn order of Chief Jus
tice VV. D. : itnpson, L hereby give
jticc that a SPECIAL SESSION OK
HE COyUT OF GENERAL SESIONS,
for Abbeville County, will ho
[ hi nt Abboville Court House, comicncing
1st DAY OF SEPTEMBER, INST.
: 10 o'cluck A. M. The Hon. .1. S.
otlirnn will preside. All parlies
mind over for trial in the Octohei
ourt must appear at said special term,
Iso nil witnesses; Grand .Furors will
ike due notice thereof and he prompt
i attendance; Petit Jurors will be
irved in the usual manner.
M. G. ZEIGLER,
C. C. P. & G. S.
lerk's Office, Abb. S. C., Sept. 1st '85.
Bridges to Let.
I^HE contract to repair tlic following
liritljfi-s will bo,Jot to tlio lowest rosponil>le
bidders at the respective bridges at 11
'cluck a. in. on the dure named below to
The bridge ovor Wilson's Crook nvar Ninev-Six,
on the road leading to Stony Point, on
uesmiy, September la, ISS.j.
Hritljjc oyer Curltail at Wliorton's Mill, on
Vednesday, September 10, 1885.
Dondy Uridine over Long Cane, on Tliurai?v,
September 17, 1883.
flie contractor in eneli instance will be ronircd
In pi vo bond with approved sureties,
'he rij?lit is reserved to reject any or all bids.
JAMKS A. McCOItD,
Sept. 2, '85. 4t.
1MCKKNS COURT HOUSE, S. C.
tTor Boys and Girls.
\THXT session heprins Wednesday, the 2d
I3l of September. .
Students prepared for nny College. Misses
liken and lloUiiiirsworth have just re'urned
pom. mi extra course iti Washington City,
nd offer superior advantages in Music, l'aint:ijj
and Drawing. Situated in full view of
he H'ne Kidge?beautiful scenery, pure air
nd water, pood society, no saloons in the
Tuition per session of 20 weeks, ?7.75,
9.51), $13.60 and $20.
Board in private fit miles, $10 per month.
Send for Catalogues to
l'ickcns, S. C.
August 19, '85. 125
FAS. G. BAILIE & SONS,
"Jarpcts, Oil Cloths, Window Curtains
VALL PAPERS,. BORDERS AND
Hearth Rugs, Door Mats &c
71? into.11) STREET;
IHY H. H. P. IS A SUCCESS
'IRST?If is <joot1.
(ECON1)?It is pleasant. '[(III!)?It
L'KTll?It duos exactly what we cluiin for
'IFTII?It is made by reliable parties.
5IXTII?It has no equul.
SEVENTH?It docs not nauseate.
lKIHTII?It does not gripe.
ilNTll?It will cure you.
?ENT1I?It is the best Liver Mcdicine known,
ud costs only Fifty Cents a Bottle.
i Never Failing Prevention of Spring
YILL INVIGORATE THE SYSTEM.
lives Tone to the Stomach.
Relieves Torpid Liver
ml removes all excessive bile from the sysem
and impurities from tlie blood.
Has been tried by thousands in the past
our years mid found worthy the coniniendaion
II. II. . P. only 50 cents per Bottle.
BARRETT & McMASTER,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
March 18-tf '58
Application lor Homestead.
VTOTICE is hereby given to nil persons inL\
tcrestcd as creditors or otherwise, that
Irs. S. II. McGhee has applied to mu to have
lie homestead exemption by law allowed to
ier and her minor children out of the personal
ironerty of which the late Wni. Z. .Mciihee
lied possessed,and to have the same appraised
nd set. ofT according to law.
Published once a week for four (4) weeks
n the Abbeville Mkssknhkk.
Dated Sept. I. 18S5.
J. C. KLUGII,
Sep. 2, '85, 4t. Master.
3 C. MILITARY ACADEMY,
>FFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
BOARD OF VISITOIiS. .
The following BENEFICIARY VACANCIES
exist in the South Carolina Military
Icademy, which will be filled by competitive
xaniinations before Hoards to assemble in
he respective Counties, at the Count}- Seats,
n the 18th September next.
The forms of application for permi>sion to
ppear before saio Hoard will bo furnished on
nplication to the "Commanding otlicer of the
Citadel." in Charleston. Thcso forms must
ie filled up and returned to the Chairman of
ho Board of Visitors, at Barnwell, on or boore
tho 12 day of September.
ibberillo 1 Newberry 1
Liken I Oconee 1
kndorson 1 Pickens I1
Chester 1 Richland 2
Colleton 1 Spar'.anburg 1
Jrocovilio ...... i Munitor 1
lenrgutown... .* 1 Union 1
ferslmw .1 Williiunnburg 1
Chairman Hoard of Visitora.
August 10, '85. 127
Notice of Application for Charter
The undersigned will Hpply to tho
ipxI session of tho Legislature of 8. C.
o pass nn set chartering tho "Abbeville
luilding and Loan Association.
M. L. Bonham,
W. H. Parker,
W". A. Templeton,
W. C. Benet,
J. F. Miller, . .
3in. Aug. 12 1865. 124.
* ' \ " "
. .V . v . t; . ":t - v '
rPIIK IS85-G session of tliu HIGH SCHOOL
1 will Ijo^in on
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER Utli. B
W1STKU AKCIIEK, of Virginia, l'rincij?:il. fl
MISS ANNA M. llliOOKK,! fi
of Virginia, i Assistants. I
MISS N ANN IK WHITK, f
_ of Abbeville, j . S
Tho Scholastic year will consist of ten
months of four weeks each divided into two ^
Sessions, as follows ; ^
A Paying Sessions of t wentv-eight w?>oks K
and a Free Session of twelve weeks, paid fur E
by the Public School Fund. t
Free Session to begin on the first Monday V
in April, ISHtl. " ~
JONES F. MHLLKlt,
August 2G 1885. tf.
M Wortini.. j
ALL public highways in 1 bbevillc County ^
must be thoroughly worked nnd put in L'
good condition AT OS('K. Highway Super- "
iiiteudents and Itoad Overseers will take due j!
notice and govern themselves accordingly.
Roadside ditches must be cleared of obstacles,
and made deeper or new ones cut where ^
We will enforce the law strictly against any
Overseer and Superintendent, whose road inroads
are not worked, in accordance with this
order by the 1st of September next.
James A. McCord.
W. 'I1- flnwnn '
July 20lh 1885. 5t. 117.
ANDERSON, S. C.
Ol'ENS njrnin Sept. 1st, 18^5. Tuition
$10, $1.1, $10 and $20 per Session of
in iiic uiMiiiiiinn wnnout washing, "
lights and towels, $12.50 per month.
Send for Catalogue.
W. J. LIG0N\
[nine 15, 1885. Principal.
(Founded by the Baptist State Convention of
S. C., in 1864, Greenville, S. C.
THE THIRTIETH ANNUAL SESSION
WILL OPEN WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER IGTH. I
The Greenville Conservatory of Music is.it."
Splendid advantages in Drawing, Painting,
Kensington work, &c. Faithful, thorough in- |
Number of Instructors, 15, number of students
in attendance last session 210. Send
for new Catalocne.
A. S. Townes,
July 2'.', Ct.?116. President.
n-t -a "j *> "
mill dep. :
DUE WEST, S. C. 1
ORGANIZED in 18M8?Proposes to
give n thorough College training. '
Necessary expenses only dhoiit #165. 1
Faculty complete. Opens first Monday
in October. Send for Catalogue to
W. M. G hi Kit.
July 25), 1885. tf. President. 1
Dbg West Female College.
J^xercises begin first Monday in October.
Careful moral training.
llest facilities in music, Instrumental and
Vocal, French and Painting.
Terms unusually low. "1
Whole cost of board and reenlar tuition for -I
For Catalogue apply to the Presidont.
July 22, 115 " J. P. Kennedy.
AN 'election for Intennant and four
Wardens will be held in the Court
MONDAY Hill SEPTEBER, .
Polls will be open at 6 o'clock a. m., and remain
open until C o'clock p. m. The following r
named persons will net as managers: C. _
Hnjrlies, W. T. McDonald anil A. W. Smith.
lJy nrdtir of (lioCouucil.
J. 8. HAMMOND, j1
Junks F. Mii.lkr, Scc'ty. f,
An-., 26. 1885-tf. 120 [
Poor Hoase Cabins.
Sealed proposals will bo received fiIt Sen-,
Umber 7th. 1S85, building two double cab- n
ins at the Poor House. 1
Specification!* may be seen on application *
to the ;Clerk of the Board. (
The contractor will bo required to giro c<
bond with approved sureties. '
Bids may bo sent to Ihe undersigned or left
with Klugh at Abbevillo, C. W.
Conntjr Commissioner. e
4t, Aug. 12 1885. 122. |g
The Light Running
CIIK New Home Machine has become ono of
the most popular machines now sold,
lid is rapidly supcroccdinp: all other machincu
nd attachment. It now takes the lead in
uwinf; machines. Almost noiseless, simple
nd durable beyond all dispute by those thnt
are tried them. The New Home is nnsurtisscd
in lij,ht rumiinjc and leads the world
sa family machine. Over two hundred of
lese New Home machines hare been sold in
.bbevile County in the past two years. Th<
L'lf-settinjr Needle combined with all the latst
improvements. These machines ?re sold
l?on monthly pnvments unit are within the
>>tieb of ?I1 in ?.r .. n-.-i.i
.... ... .<vv? vi ?. MOT nij; tuia-iiuit'.
'uymeats wade to suit the purchaser. You
ainiot at Void to do without one of these marines
when you can <jet it on sneli easy
i i.id. Come one come nit and sec the New
[oiue. You will buy no other. For sale by
K. M K KATON.
Abbeville, S. C.
July 20th *85. 12mo. 118
Cotlra k PerriD
HAVK iii stock ? complete assortment
Drujrs. Medicines. nhVuniMie
l)vc StuHs, Varnishes &c.
A LRO ALL TIIE POPULAR
Patent Medicines now in use,
inanj* of them Non-secret preparations,
consisting of the very
best Cough Mixtures, Dispeptic
and Kidney preparations, IJheumatic
and Neuralgic preparations
and Best Liniments for Man
THE VERY BEST FEMALE
I^YDIA PINKIIAM'S Female Remedy,
RRA.DFI ELD'S Female Regulator.
HOLMES' LINIMENT AND MOTHER'S
SHOULDER BRACES and SKIRT
so necessary to Woman's comfort
and Health. Also Almoiuhinl
Supporters. Campbell's ltcpositor,
IIUl'TTUIK instantly relit.-vod by using
the Celebrated Fry Truss.
I'hconly truss giving an upward and invurd
pressure, same as holding the rupure
up with the hand. No pressure on
ho back. Xo thigh strap worn. 1st
ireniium and medal awarded at Cincinlatl
PKYOli'S PITiK OINTMKXT. Tho
bost Corn Cures. Corn and Bun011
Also excellent preparations for
Chapped Skin, for restoring Vigor
to the Hair, for Preserving and
Cleansing the Teeth.
j^UR LINK OF
"CI A -JSTT f?1^.7- / ?? /?
will l?o found verj' complete?
consisting of Colognes, foreign
and domestic, Hankerchief Extracts
in great variety, Toilet
Soaps from the cheapest to th?
Hair, tooth, nail, shaving,
SHOE AND CLOTHES
COMBS OP ALL SOItTS.
A LSO many articles for Household and
Baking Powders, Extracts and
Spices, and Vinegar.
Close Attention Given to
PRESCRIPTIONS at allT
Hours, Night and Day.
Dcccmbcr 24, '84-tf 10
t. B. Cade apninst A. W. and R. Frank Cole.
By virluo of an execution tr> nic directed,
n the above stated cuse, 1 will Hell to the
.ighcMt bidder, til Public Auction, within the
jgul hours of salt-, nt Abbevilto Court House,
n the 7th day of September, A. D. 1885, tho
allowing described property, to wit: All
hut tract or puree! of land, situated, lying
nd being in the County of Abbeville, State
f South Carolina, containing
loro or less, tho property of A. W. Cole.
ilsoall that tract or parcel of land adjoining
be above, containing
ore or less, tho property of R. Frank Cole.
ktnnded by lands of J. K. Calhoun, Jamo#
IcKelvy and others. Levied on and to be
old as th'e pr-per'.y of A. W. and R. Frank
'olo, to satisfy tho aforesaid execution and
J. F. C. DuPrk,
Sheriff Abbeville County.
August 10, '85. v 129. '' V
Dress Goods. Avery handsome line ' *_
m bracing many styles vnd prices
lipith & Son, '.vj