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1 he Press and Banner. By Hugh Wilson. Wednesday, April 30,1884. ; g ? i | Tho Hegra. j AVo arc wtfislied that crimo is not in-; , ill our <>?untv. mill we lloDB tlllit 1 it is not increasing in tl>e State, Vlie (Hct! t lint the number of convictions at our; Spring term of court in 1(W4 exceed* the! number in 1883, doe* not, We think, firovo that crime is in creating. Nor docs j lie fact that the umjority of the convict*] Rro "educated" negroes, that is able to tvriU* their names, prove that education Avill not makn the negro a better citizen. Most of tho young negroes can sign their names, but we have never yot heard it Insisted that the ability to read and write . tdiould cure all defects of character. We 1 ? * v to UMO(>r(:tin il'tkU llt#W ti IUU nuun , whether education will make the negro a ?. tatter citizen. We aro told that ho doe* not improve his advantages; by this we toipposo it is meant that he does not come up to expectations. But fji*tory proves that wo must not expect too mncn of the flr*t, or even the second generation of frcedinen. History also proves that no raco ever improvod more in a given , *paco of time than the negroes of the "South. Tnose who are disappointed that the < ne^ro has not ascended to tlie moral and | , Intellectual level of the whito inan, audi v.*ho aro astonished that most of the con vict* of tho State are negroes, should reitenibor that the ndcantagcs of the negroes do not extend over a period of twenty years. Prior to 1876, hi* school | facilities wort? meagre and tho very gov-; erment under which ho lived was ini-!i literal and debasing in all its tendencio*. Tho political training of tho negro has Veen bid and his school teachers, even i now inefficient. We know that the negro might do bet- i ^or, and wn hope he will; but we must , fcdmit that he has done remarkably well,! ronsiderirtg his surroundings. Six, at, lea^t, nf the thirtoen convicted at our last, term of court, could not write theirj "names> wo do not know whether thej Others could?but this little learning, should not bo oxpacted to work miraclos. < Newberry Herald. ^ * - .it - n . 1- :.. n ,1A ! Public education m me wun 10 ? par til re from tho old plan which gave^ , .. South Carolina the highest stand in point. of an educated citizenship. Under re-' > ' construction and the moral force of the, Government at Washington, together, with a desiro on our part to conciliate Northern sentiment, we were induced toj adopt tho new plan, which, it was con-| tended, would cure all tho ills with] which we were afflicted. The Prest and j Ji inner partook of thin sentiment and j lor years eheorftilly supported tho tax forj public education, l>ut upon more mature j reflection, and after having had an op-! portunity of observing results, we have; come to the conclusion that all public education is wroiiK is principal and demor- j ollizing in its effects. No sophistry or! false reasoning can over convince us that! the industrious and self-denying citizen ! should be taxed to educate the children of indolent and immoral paronts. It is a delusion and i snare to suppose that education affects the morals of a citizen?education is a negative force which may be usod for goo.l or for evil, a* tho individual may be inclined. All morality, culture and true religion Vs based on material prosperity. While *hero are noble exceptions to the general. rule, in individual cases, yet it isabso-j lutely cert-.iin that no people ever attained any creditable degree of morality who j Olid not possess some of tho comforts of life, and who did not live in comfortable - . houses. It is a physical impossibility to expect morality, decency or refinement where a large family occupy a house of only one room, and where only the scantiest supply of even the nocessaries of life are to be found. Tho condition of tho negro will n >t improve as long asone large family or two small families occupy ono room?for eooking, eating, sitting, sleeping?in sick " ness and in health. The negro, before he can rise above his j ". ..\ . present level, must livo in bettet houses ! and must have something of the confortsl f * *' of life for his children. They must at the fireside, lie taught those most impor* tant lossons, which his white neighbor impresses upon his children. ^The mere ability to read a newspaper in ah unintelligible way and tho art of ijlgning ono's name to a note in a mechanical manner will never supply the more important lessons of morality and self respect which must be taught by the mother at the fireside, and which must be maintained by tho indupendance and i manhood of the father The negro, must learn the value of tiino, and must learn to work six days in the week. One reason tho white man of this country is richer than the colored man is to be attributed to the fact that IUO IorraiT wiirns inoru iiinu wi?j i?uui. Hundreds of colorod men are to bo found every Saturday In tho various towns and at t?:e different depots, oven In the busiest months of the year. No man, white #>r wiack, can pros|>or who lias to neglect - I1J3 businoss one day in the wee:c to go to p-faching, and thon has an excuse for ?ung to town every Saturday. Public education has turned the heads cf the negroes, and nine-tenthe of them to-day believe that tho ability to read and write is of first importance. This fact bos done much to retard tho progress of j the negro. The ability to merfly read j and write is of very iittlo practical use to the ^reat mass of bre id-winners, but a good hon^o, decent furniture, and respectable clothing is of ten thousand times n?ore value to thorn. People who live in good houses, well tilled with nice furniture, and who wear good clothing will always command tho ro*pect of their fellows, whether they have education or not. The man who lives in a h nisei which Is not fit for a horse stable, can j never expect his children to stand the; peers of those who live in hotter houses and ohservo the decencies of life, no matter how much book-learning they may liave. Thi?n, wo say, it is an injnstice to the negro to take his children from tho farm to school before a good homo and decent! furnituro are secured. A good dwelling1 house, with separate comfortable roomsj for tho children is of first importance,; then furniture, then education, and, then,! to crown the whole, that morality, which ' Is begotten of independence and s?l'- I ^ respect, and that Christianity which has! for its foundation an intelligent conviction of right and wrong. ' It requires time to bring tho colored j race to our standard. They need a symmetrical development, as the white race: hare. Tho abnormal development of the | intellect while tfio morals are nej*ieoten i is not worth the cost. Tho pnblic schools are demoralizing our own peoplo and teaching tho negroes that they are mendicants and paupers. They should, 0:1 the contrary, bo self-reliant and j should assort tlieir manhood in securing! houses, furniture and education by their own commendable exertion and wholeHome economy. Dircrslfied Industry. Merchants and other business men do j not make all their money on a single ar-1 tide, then why should farmers attempt to makeall their money ona singlo product.! Let us have a diversified industry on ev-. ery farm. Every farmer's wife and daughters should havo fowls and bees. .# With a littio care and judicious manage-1 mont nothing will pay better than Ines and fowls. Mr. Albert Clinkscalea wf'h- j . i in the last ten days has ?old fifty dozen ' ?ggs in this village at fifteen cents a dozen ?$7.50. If the lien-givers would provide | thomselves with a good stock of iowls | and give thoni proper attention they would not l>e compellod to go so mucb in j debt at tho storos. Every farmer should have a good pasture and a flot-k of goato and sh*?ep. ' Goats and *hcep may pasture on the same land. Tho goats are not grass feeders like sheep,?thev eat tho buds and tender] sprouls of tho bushes. A good milk cow is of vital importance., Keep no inferior stock. ?.? The slanderous stories wliicli have gnno abroad as to siifforiiip: in the lower counties of this State, it scorns to us, should bo corvectcd by the newspapers. It's a wonder that nobody haa attempted to put out the little spark that ha* uuuie bo much smoke. TnK flatter of the English eparroir !? 00*.muu*Lul ?..utvJ. ..m j.... The Moetlnj on Saleday. Our citizens from every part of the county are expected to assemble in the CourtJ House next oaleday, to hold the first political meeting of the campaign. While no matter* of vital interest to the welfare or the county are involved, yet It is not to be denied that the action ol the County Club on that day muy decldesome questions of general interest to the people at lrtrjio, and of Kpecial Interest to the citizrns of particular localities. Tho contest for County Chairman, and the election of delegates to the State Convention may have the effect of healing any littl? local differences and prejudices of opinion Which may have heretofore exlstod. On the other hand these elections may bring out the old skeloton with which to ?*4.vlv?j a lnral content, and to excite feel ings which should not exist among our people. The people of Abbeville county have never disregarded the interests and the claims of the people of Ninety-Six. The result ol former elections, we think, will prove the correctness of this assertioni At the last election a proposition was made to change the Constitution of the State whereby tho area of counties wan limited to 025 square miles. This wus a change of tho old settled policy of the State, ann, as a mutter of course. Involved a division of sentiment and a diversity of Interest. After a hotly contested election, Iho matter was decided. It would seem that in ordinary ca>?os, wfcero a contest is closed, that the war should stop. Until recently we had supposed that such was the oase in reference J to the new county question, but wo are informed that such is not tho fact, and and that as a reward for advocacy of the new county some of the candidates for position arc to get the full and undivided vote of Ninety-Six on Monday next. If tho vote of Ninety-Six should be given to any candidate as a reward of superior merit or of better fitness for the position, then it is all right and proper, but if it is as a reward for political opinion, then is it not a declaration of a continuation of strife, and an effort to punish the people of Abbevillo county for a conscientious vote on a question about: which tho best, the wisest, and tye most! patriotic citizens may differ? If the county question was a live issue! it would be perfectly right and natural! for Ninety-Six to vote fbr those who sup- j ported their sido of the question. Butj when tho matter has been settled, for a time at leant, ft would seem to us that a! mere gratification of a little spite or tho1 Infliction of r little wrong, would bo a I poor remuneration for the antagonisms' which mich a course would be very like- j lv to follow. If Ninety-Six rewards herj friends with votes, is it not natural and, right that the other side should reward their friends in like manner* To go beyond this. Other elections are to be held in the coming campaign, and , if this is to be an unceasing war, Ninety Six, with her few hnndred votes, will, in all probability, hurt herself worse than she will hurt her neighbors in other parts of tho county. Already Ninety Six has a candidate in the field tor office at the hands of the people of the County. To renew this old matter may be of no particular advantage to him at this time. In fact, as the withdrawal of support is a game at which more than one can play, if Ninety Six wants to injurs tho prospects of the candidate hailing from that section it is barely possible that no surer means could bo adopted. For our own part we do not see what Ninety Six expects to gain by an nnequal contest with tho remainder of the C?unty. While she may feel safe to inflict a wound at a time when she has no candidate for Legislative honors, ytt the time will come when some of her citizens may expert and deserve the votes of the very peoplo whom they may now lie seeking to wound. But, if Ninety} Six proposes to go to war, we think it well j for us that we receive the first shock of; battlo at the beginning of tho canvass.! It is right and proper that we understand each other, ind tho public, we feel suro, j will thank Ninety Six for the enunciation of a course of action in reference to; tho dead issue. If Ninety Six proposes: to slaughter candidates for the Leglsla-. ture because nf their opposition to the new county, then we say, may the act bear its legitimate fruits. We have no fear of results. Ninety Six is a fraction-[ f?1 part of Abbeville County, and if she desires to excite tho prejudices of the greater part of Abbeville County it is a matter of her own choosing. If Ninety Six chooses to call for a division, it is her right, if she, in her wisdom, chooses to do so. It will then be her privilege to uphold hor candidates, and it will be our duty to support ours. The Literary Negro?Letter From the J Penitentiary. As a matter of interest to our readers wo submit the following letter from the Hon. T. J. Lipscomb, which is in reply] to our letter enquiring the number ofi convicts in the penitentiary who had had tho advantages of the public schools, and . the numbe who had not been to school, j srpkrintkndent's office, ] j South Carolina Penitentiary, > i Columbia, S. C? 28th April 1884. 1 1 Htcfjh Wilson, Jr., E*q., Abbeville, S. C. I L)ear Sir?Your favor of the 20th [ came duly to hand, and at the regularj weekly inspection 3*esterday each convict in the prison was asked, whether he or I she had ever attended school. Of tho 561 insido the walls, 310 answered, "Yes" and 251 answered "No." Of the 251 negative answers, many of them are too old to have availed themselves of the privilages of schooling since emancipation. We have 377 out under lease, and at our farm and brick yard, who wo could not examine, but the above is a fair average. I will be pleased at any lime to give you any Information you may desire. Yours trulv. T. J. LIPSCOMB, Supt. P. We claim that this letter proves conclusively the correctness of the opinion which we hold, that education has no moral et!~ect upon the individual. It will be noticed that a considerable ma|onty of the convicts havo been to school, while J many of the minority "are too old to! "have availed themselves of the privi-: "lages of tho schools since emanclpa From this wo would infer that the literary negro much more easily finds his way to the penitentiary than his less cultured brother. Politics Under the Guise of Education. Those of our friends who have not been able to see politics in the educational bill I will read with profit the remarks of Pro-1 fessor Greener to Mr. Curtis in reference to this appropriation. He sees whatsome! of our Democratic friends In Washington have not been able to discern, and we leave it to others to say whether he speaks wisely or not. ONE MAN STRUCK BY LIOHTKINO. "An Old Soldier" Makes a ('all on Col. Ororge MeDnffie Miller to, Mtand for NherlflT. i Editor Press and Iiannrr: fSome ot the old soldier* of the 7th S. C. Regiment have an Impression that, as tliere seems to be n disposition on the part of a large number of our voters to have a change In tho matter of our county officials, no better man for the position of 8herlfT could be found thnn Col. G. McD. Miller of Ninety-Six. Col. Miller If electcd to fill this responsible position would do so fearlessly, faithfully, and satisfactorily to all concerned. I hope then that be will not suffer his modesty and diffidence to serve as barrier to his usklng for that to which he Is as much entitled hs any * an In our county?but that he will act upon the suggestion here made and publicly proclaim himself a candidate for Sheriff, and without delay enter upou the race for the same. ak Old Soldier. For Connty Chairman. The name of W. C. Beret, Esq., will be submitted to tho County Democratic club on I Rale Day next for the office of County Chair-1 man. His eminent fitness for the office. Iff selected as our standard-bearer, will assure us of a successful canvass, should the ene-; mles ot the Democracy raise the Issue In this County ot tho next election. DEMOCRAT. Is It Right ? [Ojrnden Journal.] Wlille anxious to extend to our colored i brethren every rlcht conceivable with merit; and American citizenship. Is It rlfrht to make j our Ktiite IIouw a hou-e where lnci'ndlary liarrnnfciues. lying ?prcche? and drunken I pranks can be played against the Interest of' the tax payersol ihlsKiutc? Iocs political equality mean "arson?" Does a roinmlty between different parties; lucsm "murder? Does accommodation and ; politeness mean "tho inldnlvht torch?" Ill tt'e words of Tom Mllle". which were so loud- | Iv applauded last week by the negro convention. are to be accepted as truths, theso are ; the conclusion audanawerfr?"Meet the devils ; tR. come." THE ATHENS OF ABBEVILLE. The Xnnlral Talent and Literary Acquirement of Her Beautiful Wo- ' men? Pleaaant Cblt-Cbat. Major E. W. Mills of B'aokstocks, S. C., spent a couple of days recently In our town. His son, Mr. 1> Y. Mtlla, returned home with lilm. the doctors uilvlslng more rcxtnnd lean ' Study. C?rp nomlt lire becoming fashlonnble. Mr. R. M. Hftdd?-n hns a nice one. well stocked. ?oh<*?I>r. 0. P. Hawthorn. Some nf nurboy* were flshlnic In Chickasaw and c-au|thta fl?h which they supposed wan a carp?a truant from one of tliwc ponds. If ynu vrl?h to buy fine Jersey entile, nnthen'lenlly Registered, you n"ed not eo outside of Abbeville comity, Mr. Calvin Prosnlv hns h Ine herd. His Oirolina Chief has a Stnie reputation and U In every way a flno animnl, 1 with all the murk* thatcnttle m?n prize so , high. Hp Is trotn the fainou* "Montgomery. Herd" of Ml>ftl?s|pp|. He ha* Jnst received h second ime, Mtntf/omrrji aged 12 mouths. from this herd. Mr. Prcssly has thr^e hindsomc young fellows about a yeir ol<l that would he n prize to nny one loving fine stock. Onrstroets have been nind.* lively for the pant few days by n couple of colored irinsloinns, ono with a haniro and tho ot'ier with ?>oneK. This combination?bone*. hanloanrt TolroK?produces a strange f-ensiitlon on the < nr. They pn*?around the hat at theclo<e oi about every oiher piece and take in a goo I innny dime*. The Conce it at t:ik Femalf. Com.eoi:. ?Our town enjoyed another treat in tlie way of a musical festival at the Female College j last Friday rvnin". This entertainment took , flaco in Smydt H-ill. (Wouldn't Kennedy i lall lie a more appropriate name?) TMs ; hull will seat. nhout 260 person". It was neatly decorated and hung with pictures on this occasion. The number of musical ochoinr* in the Institution thin year In unusually large. Hence a varied progrnmme, and something good could be guaranteed In advance. The, hill of fare fully came up to expectation*. [ Wh.'Tp *o much benutyof person, excellence of performance,and variety Is glvun It Is hard ; to make selections for the reader so thnt lie: can form an Idea of what the exrrd*e< were, i The following young ladie-*, Misses Lula 0?w* an, Jennie Townseiid. Magglo Hoyce. Julia , Kennedy. Mary Miller, Moll I?athan, F.mmlej Brlce, Susie Lee. Tliarcsia Davenport and oth- J cm toon ?r> active pun in tuc exercism mm | dirt themselves credit. Oftlie rending* "Tnu i Sonntnr'M Wife." presented hy Miss Lethea . Young wri flue and well reoleved. It. w.is it . vivid description of the wife's eirorts to ' make "ends meet" on S200 h veiir, while h<-r | husband wu<< laying 'lie foundation "f his fn- j fure greatness. "Our sympathy win compleloly enlisted In this whole na'iatlon. and It ' wax chaintlngly read. We fancy this story ' lias Its complete counterpart among public men of onr clay. Miss Mlnnl<- Peoples of Ten* nrs?e. read a thrilling'tory. that was well lis- 1 tenrd to and produced a good Impression. I The Junior Class, some fortv In nnmber, read | In chant, a selection. "The Camellon." which | was something brand new In this line and a decided succe**. The class was divided Into i three parts, one division claiming that the ] Camel Ion was bine for thrij mw it. the other' claiming that It was green for t hey hid ,te<?n it,' with their own eye.*, while the third was willing; | to affirm In most positive lan-mago that they I, * 1 .1 -I I ?~.l 1, nAn, lVi.it If i/ir,. V nj IIHU cur UUIIIIMI uuu ?? ?*? ? ? .? WH. . Mack. An angry dispute followed at.d they j1 were nbont to pluck out each others eyes.! | Mis# Pennlck managed to g*t the hellirerents J j calmed without nil actual flirht, und the audi-; encc cheered mom heartily. Something of I this kind would be now on commencement | occasion and "taking." Miss Tenulck de-, serves credit for the excellent wny In which I she succeeded In gettlne her reading pupils to ] I present their pieces. Of the vocal selections m we were especially pleased with Ihe way In , which "May Flowers" were presented by Miss I L?lla Cowan. This Indy bus n One voice and ' well cultivated "Somebody Is Tall nnd Hnndsomc" whs hnnd*<mwly rendered by Miss Jennie Townsend. Wo heard the remark miido that It would sound well, "sings privately." I "Tit for Tut," by Miss Davenport was pretty i hard on the young man she left so unceremoniously standing on her fathor's style. It I was rich. Miss Julia Kenm-fly snug, with sweet pure voice, "Tl? Moonlight." In connection with this piece, as well as sevcrnl , others. Miss Jes?le Bell played upon the *01tar with tine effect. We enjoyed in a higher ' dogrce perhaps than any of the other selection* this one. "I will I.lve and Love Thee," fartlclpated In by Minxes I/cGal and Penlck. I' t vai full of swcetnessand melody. Of th.o < Instrumental selections, we cannot < mlt. vo ( mention "Rolllr.e Rlllows,' by Misses Mfv.'glc j Boyce and Mell I.athan. on two pianos. Tins i piece was skillfully slv?-n. For like excel-|i lency we would mention the I wo choice pieces j of composition. "Military March" and "Oxen ' WhIIz. The former on two pianos and the i1 latter on two pianos and an organ. It takes M very fine skill to kc?-p together so precisely on , i two or more Instruments and then plav with | so much expression. These young ladles de-11 serve crcdlt. We mention with especial no-j I tlce, the handsome way In which Mrs Honner! | and Miss Julia Kennedy rendered the choice plt'ce, "Music among the Pines." The citizens were out In full force ntul ereatly enjoyed i this entertainment. The truth Is our people , are especially partial to these musical feast*. The Senior Class of Et'sklnc was Invited on 1 this occasion and their brother students perhapn from feellngl of envy, thought they were11 considerably "?et up." The Democratic Club of Due West township !' met and was nulled to order by F. W. R. j1 Nance, retiring President, who offered bin res-11 Ignatlon nnd Mr. Hall Hall Robinson was! | unan'mously elecled President for the next term. Theonly business before the hou?c was j1 the election of delegates to the Abbeville Con-, I ventlon. which followed the eloctton of offi- L cent. The offlivrn are; J. L. Robinson, Pre?l-!, dent; J. E. Todd, VIce-Prealdent; E.H.Ed- ' wards, Hccretarv. The deli-gates sent to the I Convention which will serre according to cu?- ( torn this entire year are: J. L. Robinson, J. E. , Todd, E. H. Edwards, F. W. II. Nance, J. B. Bonner, J. II. McDIll, R. II. Armstrong. 1 R. , A NEW TOWN IN ABBEVILLE COUNTY. , Coronncn?Her Broad Street*?Her New School Honne? Her Fine Jtlll ?Her Fifth Pondn?And Her Splendid People. Editor Frets and Ttnnn^r : Your correspondent had the pleasure of visiting Coronaca, ft prospective new town (in the Augusta and Knoxville R-illroad on Friday last, It Is situated seven miles from Oreenwood, and two mlies from the ftaluda River. It ha? a thickly nettled community. The land Is more than usually productive and ' the small grain looks much better now than j in other parts of the c ountry. It has n thrifty i enteiprising population. The people alone ' tne llneof tlionew railroad speak In thehlgho?t terms of Messrs. Coleman & Rice, of1 Union, the contractors who engaeed to do tbe ; Trading. The grading to the river 1? about; finished and t? an outsider It would seem a; suicidal policy for tho railroad author.tic to: delay laylne the track. Consequently we cx- 1 pect tbe whistle will be heard soon. A part of the m-w town ha? already hecn surveyed and | lots laid off. Parties at a distance are already ; corresponding for the purchase' of lots as soon a* the cars commence running. | Messrs. Fuller and Henderson will removo; their store to the depot and do business there.; Two?tcres have already been surveyed for. the school house lot and they will commence j erecting a suitable building before long Let! It be a nice, commodious building, an attracts1 Ion and ornament to tbe town. | The Baptists havo already erected a large new building there. Thanks to the courtcsy of Mr. Wm. Kluuh,1 we were shown through his larce new mill, j It is a s lendid brick structure?40 x35 feet-has three floors and Is a grist and flour mill coin- j bined. It. is furnished with a to horse power I engine and with the inosi improved maehln-i cry. They havo already built a pin house and i will run a gin in connection with their bust-, ness The property is owned by the Messrs. i Klu-zh Bro*. who are enterprising gentlemen.! It Is a splendid sl'.e for a nice town -a le^el,' beautiful country. Pome of the new streets ; have already been laid ofT sixty feet wide. Capt. Henderson Is havinc a lanre tlsh pond 1 built and Col. Rice and Dr. Wnddell already j have tbein. We attended Bethlehem church on Sunday. I The Sunday School under the efficient super-i intendeney of Mr. J I). Fooshe ha* ft large! number ?f young people enrolled ax members, j Rev. Mr. Rogers, the pallor In charge, preach-1 ed an effective and Impressive sermon. The, congregation wan large. \ We regretted to learn thnt M.\ CasCes, the i Principal of C'oronaca Academy, had been I called home temporarily by sickness In his fa-; ther's family, and the sympathies of the on-, tire community were enlisted In bis behalf. | The guest of ("apt. Flenderson of course we were pleasantly entertained. M. I - -?K . | THE OFFICES ON THE HUNT FOR A MAN.! Nhnll the Old Officers Continue to Fred at the Pnbllc Crib, or Earn Their Bread " In the Old I'sual j Way ?" | Editor Prtu and Banner: In the last Issue of the Preu and Banner there Is a letter signed Rotator, who thinks, time about Ik fair play, and asks the question,! shall we not ask Ihem (the present Incum-i bents) to stand ankle that others may feed for, a while at the public crib. I desire a small i space in your columns to express a few; thoughts In way of somewhatnnswerln;* thoso 1 two points of Rotator; an.I al?o lo express myself in reference to the tilling of the differ- j ent offices. In the first place. I contend wo are free born and live in a free country. | Therefore any man has a perfect right to otter himself as a candidate for any ofllco lie' chooses, without any regard to his previous: occupation. I claim that a man has ns much right to offer for re-election as he had to offer: the first time. Now us to time nb>>ut is fair' play, I would Ju?-t aaj to Mr. Rotator, when- | ever he wishes or any of his preference wishes to bo fed from the public cribs, send his or . their names accompanied with $ja piece to the editors of the county papers and offer, himself for any ofllcc be may choose. The; b illot-box will tell whether be shall feed at i the public crib or whether he shall feed him-1 self and family In the old usual way. I think ' every ofllce chouid seek the right man. ami j not the inan the ofllce. And here I would say that lam satisfied the Clerk's,Sheriffs and Judge of Probate's offices are still seeking their present Incumbents, If either of the^e . gentlemen should be defeated In their re-elec-' tion, I am satisfied that they would stand I aside reconciled to their fate. I foroneexpeet j to vote for the man I thTnk will fill the office: best,though ho may have had It for years. Now 'f any of our present officers are growing ' so old that they are getting In their dotage, I think It would be best to change them ana get j new ones. It Is not. good policy to exchange 1 a good family horse 'hat has been tried, for one you know nothing about. I am satisfied1 the Deonleof Abbeville county do not wish to elect a man simply that he may be Ted at the i, pcbllc crib, but they wish to elect one that will do hladnty at all times aud under all cIn outnstances to all parties. Your? respectfully, VOTER. 1 ? ? THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN PREACHING AT McCORMJCK. A Deserved Compliment to a Worthy Abbeville Preacher. McCormick, 8. c. Editor Prtu and Banner ; Dr. Martin, pastor ol the Presbyterian church at Abbeville. vl?lted our little town last Habbath and delivered two powerful dIs- 1 courses In the Baptist church, to a large and . attentive atidl*nce. In the morning he took 1 for his text the 4 chapter 2nd CorrlnUilans, and 5th verse. Ill* sermon was* plain, pointed, | full of sound argument, and at time* etoquent. and sublime In thought. He Is the 1 first Pre?bvterlnn thnt has ever preached In 1 McCormick and we can wfely say he has made ' many friends, and we trust he mny t e in dwcdtn visuonr iowna"ain. luriuzen'* win gladly receive him. Wo have no Presbyte-,' rlans In M'-Cormlck at present, but tn time to ' come we hope to pre all denominations rt pre sented?1<> s<-e more churches built with their spires pointing to Him who In tba ruler of the ] universe. Jlc. 4^ ' | An evchnnce wisely remarks: "Standing ' advertisements In u pnper rommam! on(f- ' d'-nre. Tlie man whoa veur rnsldP* In a mmmunltyand lives n repntublelire, even Ihoueh , he ho of moderate ability, will grow In tho , conf1d?'n<*e and estoem of his fellows. On the , same principle a newpnper advertisement boconies ftimlllar In the evesorthe reader. It may seldom ho rend, still it makes the name ana buslnt-B* of a man familiar, and Its prenenre In the columns of a paper Inspires confl-. deuce In the stability of tbe advertiser." 1 THE C. C. G. & C. R. R. JEN. HAOOOD, COL. BOWEN, COL. CAMPBELL, AND COL. GREGG COME TO SEE JUDGE OOTHRAN. rhey Hold mn Import-not Rnllroad Meeting?They Bencw Oaf Hope, an<l Almott ProioUe to Build Our Great Railroad?General Hagood 1'nlh Into the Hand* of a Reporter, Und li Betrayed Iuto Giving: ? Hint an to Important Traductions in Whleh we are Much Interested. Governor Ilagood, Colonel Roweii tiud Coi. Campbell of tills Htate, and t'oJ. Urc;:g o: MorrlatoWn, Tenn., met with Judge Cotliran if this village lost Tuesday and Wednesday. IVhllt. \ror1(i iinf lrnnvtf t ho n:irtl(!llllir?. froill ivhlch these c?*?!lenien seem so hopeful as to the bnil'ni: of this jjreat Itallroad, yet tlielr gvldent belief In the final success<?f the enterprise tsassuringto those wli'i whom they talked. Of Into our people had begun to despond t)CCHtiKO of hope deferred, but as soon as these gentlemen came to town, the fact' win noised abroad, and our people were anxious to hear anything upon wh'ch they could renew their hope for the completion of tho Road. Without any definite knowledge as to netn.il (act, wj believe that, jur people would bo ready at any time to contribute as liberally to the work'as their means would allow. Therccent construction >1 the Oreenwood and Augusta Railroad, and the f.ilr prospects for the early completion of .he Savannah Valley lUllro.id from Troy to \nderson village, mnlces It imporltive upon :)K to Ret an additional outlet if we would <oep puce with the demands of the limes. We holleve tho Savannah Valley Itailroad will be built. A larue purt of the filty-one miles from Troy In this county to Anderson las been done, and with between $40,001 ind S50.000 now In hand, It seems to us the fradingof the roal will be finished, when It s understood that the Georgia Central will fnit on the Iron and tol'lngstock. This would make us entirely surrounded by railroads, tnd the necessity for an additional Iron highA'ay to this place must he apparent to all. While Governor Hagood did not say so to yet wo have heard that the engineer's call niato or (he cost for an approach to this v 11lage has been tnade. Beginning at thedlvergni; point, tho route through the vlllaue in rear of the Eplseopol Church by Maj. ZWgler's lot, to Capt. lionham's and out by the Misses Catcr's would cost $23,001: the ridge route by Lhc Morse house and near Mr. J. F. Livingjton's dwelling would be 86,00")?Including right of way In each estimate. All the heavy (Hiding from Troy to Abbovlllc has been finished. It Is understood, and in fact Governor Ilajood said so, that while the prospect for aid was good, yet In no event could we got tho rond without further help from our own cltltens. Aiken will be allowed another chanco lo vote a subscription as a township. The chartor allows the company to connect their road with that of the South Carolina Railway Company at or near Aiken, and If Aiken refuses to elvo a liberal subscription, It Is certain that the road will not run to that town. In the event of the refusal of subscription It will connect with the South Carolina Road ut Montmorencle, some flvo or nix miles nearer Charleston, at a much less co*t than would be Incurred to take It to the town of Aiken. At Montmorencle the pro rata of tnvel and Freights would be thus less n^d to the South rarollna Railroad. The officers and director* of the company desire to ko to Aiken, but Lhey cannot aflord to do so at a cost to them elves of some eighty thousand dollars. If Aiken townBhlp will vo?e a tax or bonds to Lhe anriountof SVl.OOl or SCO OK. the road would bo secured to that town when built. Hut If the town which Is to bo the terminus of the road refuses to makea subscription, It Is hnrdly to be expected that other towns aloner the roil to would force a railroad on the Alkenltes. We presume from Governor llaorood'w remarks to us that In a llttlo while he will have some definite proposition to mako. and our response will determine tho who'e matter. Abbeville will b<? expected tojrlve additional help either by prlvatesubscrlntlo??, taxation r?r bonds. As between taxation anil bonds we ire entirely In favor of the levy of a tax for i\ny amount which our people propose to plve In that way towards tho construction of the road. Without helug fumlllar with the manipulation of the bonds, we have a prejudice, If not a well founded reason, agnlnst voting a bonded debt. There arc many chances lhat the bonded deht may bo hurtful Lo n?. The amount, which we would pay In lntor?nf wnnlH hp n Hhprnl Htih?crrln tlon itself. Kor this reason, if rornoother, we thall oppose a bonded debt, but we favor luxation for that purpose. Then whatever we <lve,K<>e* directly to tiio furtherance of tho enterprise for which It was intended. If we vote a tax on ours-'lves wo know exactly whnt we are doing. We know tho burden which wo will undertake to carry, and we know the date at wMch we will ho relieved. But with a bonded d"bt and accumulating Interest over our head*, we are certain of nothing:. We believe a reasonable tax for mil road purposes wou'd be a profitable investment. We presume the taxes which were paid for the Augusta and Knoxvllle rnllroad ha* already been more than roturnod. The people nlong the Savannah Rnllroad have Just voted i tax of ten mill* f<^r two years. Docs anybody doubt that tiie advantages to be derived from havlns the road will repay them fourfold T besides this, the direct return In taxation on th" rond Itself, at a volition of say 510.000 a mile U110 inconsiderable item. The people of Troy may expect to be called upon to make ;v liberal contribution. They are jentrally located, and, with tho proper jflort on their part, that town at no distant day, Is bound to bo one of tho most I in portnnt tradecentres In the county. Kven in 3isc the C. C. O. A C\, is never built, we must |oln hands and unite Abbeville anil Troy hy rail. Wo fake it, that the Georgia Central would Iron and equip the track, if we finish tho grading. This additional railroad wo must have, even If we got no more. With railroads all aroun I uh wo would be hemmed In unless wo get a new outlet. Gov. HagOOd snld to us, In nn Interview, .as follows: Reporter?I have sought you, General, for (he purpose of getting such Information Tor the public as you may fori disposed to give touching the present pro?i>eetsor the Carolina, Cumberland Gap ntid Clilcaco Railroad In whlrh tho liveliest Interest Isstlll telt. (Jen. IIai:ood?The flnanotnl agent of the jompanv, Mr. Sehofleld. Js at present engaged In negotiating In Knglaml with reliable parlies for the purpose of procuring the mean'' necessary to build tho Road. The undertaking la one of vast macniludo. und the operatlons havo necessarily been slow. Capital Ik ilways cautious. You wl 1 readily understand why we move slowly when you reflect that the negotiation Is for placlngat once near two million dollars and potentially the raising of four or five million more. Reporter?What progress Is ho making In the negotiation T Gen. llagood?He has been for over 12 mont hs actually engiiued In fully nnd clearly laying before capitalists there the merits of our scheme; this of Itself has been no mailer of Hulrk accomplishment. Persons who nro lucky enough to be the owners of millions do not, generally, except upon the fullest a*su'aneo of safely and profit, put thom far from tlielr Immedlaie control. They have Icmanded and we have given to them Ihe fullest and most minute information is to the advantages anil capacities of this proposed through mute across the mountains; md or every paitlcular circumstance con uecied with the enterprise. These representations have been verified tothem In the most oncluslvc manner possible, and lam assured tiy Mr. K. that his negotiations have passed through the preliminary stage and have reached the point at which ho confidently anticipates an early success. Reporter?-Jo you feci at liberty to give an outline of the character of bis negotiations? jspodally in reference to the relation that our jwii people are expected to stand towards the >anie. General Hagood?Our people will eertnlnly lave to contribute of their own moans If they fxpect foreign capital to be Invested In this snterprlse. In tho shape that our negotiations have now taken It is probable that the jontraot with foreign capitalists will be, that they turnl?h the money and tho material ttipulaled when our|>eople haveelther completed a certain amount of work, or have ex lilbltcd by their contrlbultoiiH the ncuciiis lor Joint: so. This is but it reasonable assunmco required by them of our faith In the results if our own enterprise and of the normally Felt here for the Road. Tho exact amount sf our own contribution Ik still a matter >f negotiation, but I do feel at liberty to say Hint It Is probable that when jur people are nualn called upon to put their (houtders to the wheel and add to the filly >dd inib'Stliey have already graded il will be Willi assurance that a binding contract lias icen already made for sufficient capital from ibroad to complete tho line. Reporter?I)o you then expect to call for Tontriiiutionii troin our people at this I line unJer the recent Act of the legislature authorizing the taxation by township*. Ac. Hen. llagood?An at present advised I do not until our negotiations abroad nro more fully levelopcd : or until some new condition has lieen Introduced into the problem before us. rhose In charge of I tie Road do not expect or Intend to ask for a dollar of additional sub'crlptlon until wo are fully assured that Its expenditure will extend to the substantial advancement of an accomplished ltofd. rEXT OF TEE BLAIR BILL AS IT PAB8ED THE SENATE. A Liberal UleMtire for the Purpose of Raining: a Campaign Fnnd to Con* trol the Negro Vote of the Nouth, and to Perpetuate Republican Rule at Waiibluffton. The Blair bill, as It passed tho Sonate Is as follows: He It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tho United states of America In congress assembled. That for -._U. . 1.. ,?f Ihll Act JIB'll. JO 'I" UOAL .TJ.c. , ... ? there Khali be Hiinually appropriated from Ihe money in the treasury the following ?uiiib, to wit: The flr-t year the stun of seven million dollars, Ihe second year '.he stun of Len niilllon dollars, the third year the sum of fifteen million dollars, the fourth veui the mm of thirteen million dollars, the fifth year the sum of eleven million dollars, the sixth year the stun of nlno million dollars, the seventh ynnr the sum of seven million dollars, Ihe eighth year the sum ot five million dollars; which several sums shall be expended to secure the benefit* of common-school eduction to nil the children of ttie school atte mentioned hcrenl'cr living In the United States. Sec 2. Thdt such money shall nnnually be livlded amonir and paid out In the several States and Territories in that proportion which the whole number of persons In each who, being of the age of ten years and over. :nnnot write, bears to the whole number of ?uch persons In the United States; sueh computation Mi II be madeaccordlnu to the census of eighteen hundrod and olghty. fcoc. 3. That no State or Territory- shall re ^ colvo any of the benefits of this Act until the r Governor (hereof ahull Hie with tlio secreta- J ry of the interior k statement, cerlilled by _ him, showing the character of the commonBchool system In force In such Mtato or Territory; ihe amount of money expended therein during ihe lust preceding school year In the support of common schools, not Includ- | Ing expenditure* lor the rent, repair, or erection of school-houses; whether any dlscrlml- , nation Is made In the raising or distributing of tbo common-school revenues or In the common-school faeilitlex afforded between | the white and colored children therein, and, so far a* Is practicable, Ihe source* from r I which ?uch revenues were derived; the tnan- , j ner In which the Hatno were apportioned to 1 ' the use of the common schools; the number of white and Ihe number ol colorer common ] schools; the avi-raue attendance In each class, and tl.e length of the school term. No money ahull be paid out under this Act to any I State or Territory that shall not have provid- ( ed by law a system of fr*:e common ?chool* for all of Its children of school age, without distinction of race or color, cithcrln the raising or distributing of school revenues or In the school facilities afforded: Provided, that !1 separate si-hoots for white and colored chil- | dren shall not bo considered a violation of t tills COH'lldO'l. 1 tie secretary 01 ui? umnui; I the tinmcs of. the States and Territories > whlch-litf llntls to be entitled to share In ihr; benefits of this Act, and also Hie umuiint due ' to etch, .. si Sec. 1. That f he amount so apportioned to r cacu Stale >md TerrltO'y shall lie drawn Irom t th". treasury by warrant of tho secretary of the tr?'ii?ury, upon the monthly climates and requisitions of tho secretary of the lute- " rlor, as the Name may he needed, mid shall be paid over to sucli officers as shall be author* l/,ed by the laws of the respective .stales and Territories to iceelve the s.iine. Sec. 5. That the Instruction In the common , schools wherein these moneys shall be ex- < pended shall Include the art of reading, writ- 1 lug and speaking tho English language, nrlth-!( luetic, geography, history of the United :t Stilos and such other branches of useful , knowledge as iiiny be taught under local i laws. I See. <i. The money appropriated and apportioned under (he provisions of this Act to the uso of any Territory shall be applied to tho i use of common and industrial schools lliere, In by the secretary of (tie Interior. ! Sec. 7. That the design of this Act not being to establish an Independent system of schools, but rather to aid for the time belni; in the development and maintenance of the school system established byHoeal government, and t which must eventually be wholly maintaini ed by I he States and Territories wherein they | e.tNt it is hereby provided that no greater p irt of the money appropriated under this A'it shall he paid out to any State or Terrllo| ry In any one year th m the sum expended i out of its own revenues or out if moneys i raised under Its authority In the preceding I yc.ir for the maintenance of common schools, j not including the sums expended in the ereci tion ot school-buildings. Sec S. Dial a pirt of the money apportion- : od to each Stale or Territory, not exdecding ; | one-tenth thereof, may yearly be applied to!. tho education pf teachers lor the common j schools theroln, which sum in i.v be expended In inulptuinli.g institutes or temporary train | I liK-schools, or In extending opportunities for'j .normal or other Instruction to competent'. ! and suitable persons, of any color, who are | without necessary means to <|u?t!iry tnem-.i selves lor caching, nnJ who shall agree In j writing to dcvoto themselves ex el us I vely, for . j at least one year after leaving kucIi training. I, ! ichoo s, to tcach In the common t-chool*. for1 lunch compensation us may be paid other! I teachers therein. j1 Sec. 9. That no part of the educational fund I ! allotted to any Slate or Territory shall l?o i j Used for the erection of school-houses orj j schooi-bulldltiga of any description, uor for ; I rent of the fame. |! I Sec, 10. That the moneys distributed under i j the provisions of this Act shall he used onlyji for common schools, not Bectatlan In charuc- . \ tor, til the school dlstrtcH of the several : States and Territories, In such way as to pro- J vide, as near as may be, for the equalization I of school privileges to all the children or thoj! school age prescribed by the law of the State j or Territory wherein the expenditure shall be r made, thereby silrin.; to each child, witho.it distinction of raee or color, an e^nal opportu- ] nlty for education. Tlio term "fchooldls- J trlet" shall Inetudeal- cilles, towns, pnil>hc*. and oilier territorial subdivisions for school', purposes, and all corporations clothed by law I with the power of maitiiainiug common j| pclioolx. j i .See. it. That no second or subsociuei*t allot-m j ment shall be made under this Act to any'( I H'lio or Territory unless the Governor of!, such Sfcita or Territory shall first die with the i secretary of the Interior a statement. certified 1 l>y him,giving a detailed accountof the pay- | ments or disbursements made of the school 11 fund apportimioil to Ills State or Territory, I aud resolved by tiie State or Territorial treas- | urer or officer nndor tins Act, and of the bai- jJ mice.in the hands ??f such treasurer or officer i' withheld. unclaimed, or for any cause unpaid p or unexpended."and also the amount ?xpend- j ( ed In such State or Territory as required ?>y j Section H of this Act, and also of the niimher j of public, common and Industrial schools, j number of teachers pniplovcl, tl.e tofal mini her of children taught during the year and ill ! what branches Instructed, the average daily! attendance, nod the relative number of white.1 and colored children, and the number ofji month* In each year schools have been main- ! i tallied ii. each school-district. And If anyji .State or Territory shall misapply or allow to j' be misapplied, or in any manner approprl-;1 ated or used other than frfr the purposes here-'! in required, the funds, or nny part thereof, re-1 eel ved under the provisions of this Act. or i , shall tall to comply with the conditions here-1 by prescribed, or toj-eport as herein provld-: ed. through Its proper officers, the disposition ! thereof, and the other matters herein prescribed to be so rt ported, such stale or Terri-' tory shall forfeit Its right to any subsequent j apportionment by virtue hereof until the full amount so misapplied lost or tiils-inproprU j I aled shall have b'-en replaced by such suite i or Territory and applied as herein required, | and until such report shall have been innde:i Provided, That if iho public schools in any State admit pupils not within the ages herein specified It shall not bo deemed a failure to comply- wltu the conditions herein. If it . .nrtMiaitf g\f thfl interior1 ISII'IO ll}ipU'll b<l I.IIV v. , ttint tlio funds received under this Act for tho j1 i preceding your by the stale or Territory have j i>ceii fsil111fn Iy applied to the purposes con-( tcinplaied by thin Act, and thut the coudi-l( tlous thereof have been observed, then tiicl secretary <?f the Interior Khali dlntrlhu'e the M i next jcar's appropriation as hereinbefore; provided. The secretary of the Interior shall i have power to hear and examine any coinplaints of misappropriation or unjust discrimination In th?j use of the funds herein j provided; and shall report to Congress the < results thereof. I Sic. 12. That on or be'ote tho first day of ftcplemherof each year the secretary of the' iuterior shall report to the President of the Untied States whether any Htate or Territory has forielted its riuht to receive Its apportionment under this Act, and how forfeited, and1 whether he has withheld such allotment on I account of such forfeiture ; and each State and ! i Territory from which such apportionment. shall bo withheld shall have the right lO|( appeal from such decision of the secretary of the interior to Congress. Sec. 1:1. That the secretary of the interior! shall be charged with tho practical administration of tills Act In the Territories through ! 'he commissioner of education, who shall j report aiinmiHy to Congress its practical! 1 operat'on, and brief y the condition of com-j I mon unci- Industrial education ns am-cien i thereby thjoushout III''country, which r< p*>rti 'shall b-? transmitted to *'oncress iiy the;, I secretory of the Interior, accompanying the 1 report of his department. And the power to j niter, amend or rej eal this Act Is hereby ,' reserved. .Sec. 11. That no SUit? or Territory thnt doe* n<>t distribute the moneys rul?ed for commonschool purposesequally for the cdueatlon of nil the children, without distinction or race or color, shall be entitled to auy of the benelils of this Act. THE NEOROES' HARVARD. What Ilrconim of the Uradnteft of Howard I'lliverbify. , [ Ifr. Curtis in the Iiiter-Occan.] I asked Prof. Greener, the other day, what became of the graduates "f Howard university.'.'. "Abrttit. fwo-ttilrd< of them bo South." he. ' said, "mid the remainder either grtclerkshlrs 1 j or co Into busings In Washington. A few! i have gone Into tlie Northern States and be-| I come successful rn^ri, but the place for them Is amoiiu.thc colored people of tlie South, and | there tliey ought to be encouragcd to go. as a > little leaVcn In the big lump." 1 "Are Ibcy suce<*ful in tlie professions?" 11 ' Yes,- remarkably so, but there are the pro-11 ! portional number of failures, as Is the ease ji everywhere. Some men were born to fall as others were born to succeed, and an education j1 at Howard university cannot, change the |>tws > of nature. There are comparatively so few of , them in the great, muss in the South that the!, world loses sight of them, but they are there, i | exercising an Influence for good in the com- j I III 111) 111 I'M III WHICH IIICJ IIVC HIIII rill-UlllilKIUS I tho coming generation to seek an education.1 Thoy are doctors, lawyer*. clergymen, editors, | teachers, and some of them enter mercantile < business. Others Iihvo plantations." "What becomes of the girls?" |, "They teach a:ul some of tliem become ! physblans. I know several successful ones. I A lady who graduated at the mcdlcal school I last year went to san l)nmi igoand Is keeping! a drug stoic. The rest of them marry In high- j er stations In life than they could have reach- ' j ed without education, aud exercise a refilling' i and elevating Intluence among those who sur- j round them. L "There used tn be a prejudice nmotig the cob | ored people against educated members of j ' tiielr race. I remember when "an Oberlln i nigger' was veiy unpoj ular." "Hodo I: but that h is almost entirely died | . out, 'l'he people see the advantages of educa-, ' j lion. They see that tlio-e who have had ( schooling succced better than those who have j Iliad none, and they all want to learn aud i have tiielr children go to school." "Have any of the graduates of Howard untI versity obtained a national reputation ?" I "A tew- but the institution ha* not been '. i running long enough to give them a chance; ' j you must remember that it is young yet; but i your question can be answered ns well as the i | same sort of an inquiry about Cornell univer| slty, which graduated its first cla?? about the I same lime Howard university did. The stu- 1 I dents of the former cainc front the cream of I the white race, while tbos.; of the hitter were . I from the despised and down trodden. Just released from slavery. Yet Howard university 11 I has a Member ol Congress In Its Alumni?Mr. I : O'Hara, of North Carolina?and the Minister tn Liberia?Mr. Hmytiie. I don't believe '"or- i I nell luis done any better ji "A better class of students, men of more in-1 telllgence." continued I'rof. (Jrcener, "are i now coming to the university than came In I the early days of its existence. Their prcpar-1' atlon lor collegiato training is better and thej l Influence'if freedom lias ncen mviimrgii inn; mind iiml inspire the ambition ?>f the colored |, race. The young men and women who arc ' i growing In the South' to-day are more intelll-' 1 gent than the last generation (hut was horn i ; under shivery. They are better bred and have I more manhood. The hoj e of the south is In '1 i these you ok men and young women, and I 'their progress shows that the race Is being | gradually redeemed, in a quiet, legitimate' i way. " 11 "What wo need most ol all," said tho I'ro- ] ! fessor, "are industrial school* to educate the : hands ns well as tho mind. We waul prncti-1 ,'cal education as well as hook learning. we 1 j want trained carpenters, blacksmiths, paint-' I ers. printers and men skilled In other trades." j "Is Howard university doing anything in j. this direction ?" 1 "It I* making a start. A phllanthrophlc 11 1 lady, Mrs. Sage, gave $2'>,0<>0 Tor tho purpose j land Congress has added somi-thlni: to tlie! i fund. They are aheany doing something In ? , this way at the univerity, and hope for great t ! success. i "Mas tho Peahody fund been of much bene- , 1 fit to the colored people of the Kouth 7" I 1 "Not so much as it should havo been. Its 1 management has been entirely In the hands | of whit? people. The fund was largely n^ed during reconstruction toofl.iet the Yankee In-' 1 tlucnce. and tin) work of the missionary s<x:ie- i The bulk of It went to tin* whites. and j It did the "nlori'il very little ijood." ! -Do you favor I lie Ulalr hill ?" !' "Yes. nnd no. If the money which It pro-' poses Inappropriate enn he divided between the two races In the ratio of Illiteracy, yes; if t it wr to bi managed by the vhltr people, tin. 11 fear it will be us.-d for politico I purposes, not as n ' a corruption fund, but us a mean* to secure votes . for the. white man's party, which 01 course is | Democrat!''. in the South. There is ti t/rent ojt- a port unity to influence votes in its disposition, and if white, politicians have the management of it, the money will be dish ibidetl only where the col- ' ored people vote as its managers ay." "The Uo-ervliiK colored Institutions in the 1 South, those whirl) have already gullied sue cess without Government assistance ought, to have a pood share of It. for we know that they are genuine, nnd money given them will not he misapplied. \\'c want Industrial schools established also, so that they will he certainly ! t free from political Influence. If one of them ' f could he established In every county, they ; | would revolutionIzo the South In the ue.xtl generation." i rhe Press and Banner. ABUKVILLE, S.C. A Vednesday, April 30, 1884. " ? f| The Sick and the Dead. o MnJ. Thos. Beggs, who has been sick 1 or h month with pneumonia is now able o walk about the yard, Mr*. A. M. Hill, who has been very e low wltn pneumonia, is better, It, Mr. B. S. Barnwell of otir town has s >cen in bed for a week, quite Nick of numps. Mbh. H. E. IIill Ik quite sick. Mr. J. Campbell Martin, who has been it the point of death for several days with wcuinonia, died yesterday. Monday norninu lie was pronounced to bo in an mpro\iug condition, and the doctors v bought that he would K('t well, but in the ? li^ht he died. IIo leaves a young wife, ind two or three little children. He exjosed himself in the water at work on his . 11 iII riico, which brought on (sickness vhich proved fatal. lie was possessed of i good property. ^ Stores to be Closed. Wn tim nnrlt>r.?iffiied mo reliant* hereby i^rce to close our stores at .six o'clock 1'. M. on and after lirst of May, Saturdays . xceptcd, and continue name till lirst Sep- ' ?mLor. ? \V. Jool Smith A Son, ? Cunningham & Temploton, k White Brothers. ? W. T. Pcnnoy, J! H. W. Lawson A Co., ? J. D. Chalmers, v P. Konenl>erf: A Co., u W. T. M? ?onald, 1 II. I). Reese, r J. II. Simmon*, p John Knox A Co., v Charles Auerbaeh, ? U. A. Mondays, Parker A Hill, ? Miller Brothers, i Quarles A Thomaa. o ? The Cotton Plant. t Every farmer in tho county should * lend sixty cent# to W. J. MrKerall, ^ Morion, S. C? for a year's subscription to to the Cotton Flqnt. T .. \ * Tiik lawyers have returned from thej Supremo Court. Thoir clients may find them at their offices ready and glad to| icrve thom to any amount of law, which! may l>o needod, though the good lawyer,] like the good doctor, is not rash In the'ap- j plication of severe remedies. The good loctor generally advis9s his patients to I throw physic to'tho dogs, and admonishes the siok man to take bettor care to observe the laws of health. The Rood lawyer, in like manner, will charge his client a fee and advise him to stay out of law But the sick man who will have medicine generally goes to his grave, while the lawyer's client who is determined to have law, even against his lawyer's advice, generally at the last wishes that he had earlier fallen into tho hands of the ureatest' phvsic-giving doctor. It is the best lawyer who restrains a client, and it is tho best doctor who docs not give medicine. * AnBEvir.r.K Cr.un No. 2 met In tho Court House la?t Friday night Tor the j purpose of reorganizing, and the election I of officer.-- of the Club and delegates to! hn rvmntv rVmvoiitlnn. Kills Cf. Grav-1> ion was elected President; Will. P. Cul- > hotin, Vice-President; F. B. Gary,Socretnry, and Charles Anerbach, Treasurer. Messrs. It. E. Hill, F. F. Garv, Wm. P. Calhoun, J. Y. Jones, W. L.'Miller. E. Noble, Jr., and J. C. Douglas were electpd delegates to tlie County Convention. The President of the Club was directed to appoint the meml>crs of the Executive Committee. Ho will announce his a|>pointments at tho next meeting of the Club. ? Ol'U friend Mr. George C. Hodges, it will bo seen, has requested Editor Blako < to correct tho impression that the children's excursion is a Sunday School excursion. Ho repudiates the idea of a Sunday School excursion. For the life r?f us, we cannot see tho impropriety of ' Sunday Schools going on an excursion, , unless it is feared that souie w/ilf may i entrap an innocent lamb, which it would ' have been bettor to have kept tied to its j mother's apron strings. j Tiik County Commissioners have now made it safe for our people to assemble in tlio Court House. The doors Imvo been hung so as to open outward Instead of inward. Heretofore the Court House has been a sort of fire-trap where our people would have been roasted in case ot a panic at the alarm of fire. Dr. and Mas. Thomas P. Gaiiy. of Ocala, Florida, who came to the marriage r>f thoir niece. Miss Mario Gary, loft our village last Monday afternoon, returning to their home by way of Atlanta. Mrs. fJary, who is an accomplished painter, desired a sight of the scenery between hern and Atlanta. Magnolia Clitb reorganized. J. S. Norwood, President; W. N. Calhoun, Vice-President; L. C. Haskell. Secretary; C. G. McAllister, Treasurer. Delegates to County Club: Dr. \V. M. Taggart, George C. a raves, W. N. Ransom, L. C. Haskell, Ed. Calhoun, W. N. Calhoun, James A. Norwood. Tiik sentenco of Eph. Seott, who has been in our jail awaiting result of appeal j since February, 1882, under sentence to the penitentiary fur three years, has been j commuted to two years and sjx months imprisonment in the county jail. His term will expire in aboui three months. ltKV. W. I). KIuklani), P. E., will hold the Second Quarterly Conference for this charge at the Methodist Parsonage next Saturday night. He will preach especially to the children on Sunday morn-j in if?awl tho Sacrament 01 me L>oru s Supper will lie administered at night. A fanner in this county lost several ] day's last week coining to the stores tog?:t corn with which to feed his horso. The merchant to whom he gave a lion wan out of corn for several days, and the man , who came to buy what ho should sell, was in a bad fix. Our friend "O. P. II." is like a maid ' with too many lovers. Some of his , friends are urging him to run for the i Legislature, while others want his ser- I vices as a County Commissioner. He 1 would bo honest and truo, wherever j trusted. ( A gentleman tvho has recently been j to Columbia says that lie doesn't believe j the newspapers reflect the sentiment of | the State on the Educational Bill. Dur- I injr his trip ho saw nobody who was noti' in sympathy with Butler's position. |] We give place to two more com muni-: i cations on tno county officials. Whether !' the sentiments meet a responsive cord in I' the minds of the public ornot, they will !, he found to bo readable. They furnish j I rood for thought. i The town council have consented for!, Iiiviim- of I ln> O'hloek to till UDl the alley between these offices and law ratine, and we want to see the work commenced. That alley is an eye-sore. Mr. J. M. Mattiikws, of Ninety-Six, aflFeis a lino threshing machine for sale, i Ho is a well known machinist, and is i (gent for the sale of a lirst class j thresher. | Jane jii.es, a colored woman, was; found 011 the outskirts of the town last! Sunday evening lying insensible on the; ground. She was carried home. j Tiik town council are wliito washing! Lhe trunks of the shade tress, on the pub lie square, Hnd Mr. Hammond will Aiilte wash the scales and his shed. The Literary Club will meet at the' tiouse of Col. J. T. Robertson, next Fri- j ;iay evenin r, Mr. W. 0. Bradley, essay-! ist. Subject?Gibbon. j Miss Finger's school will adjourn to| "Little Mountain" to-morrow on a piclic excursion. Happy time lo teacher and children. . j Candidates are notified that the prin-| ler^s charge for their amis is five dollars in advanco. Don't ask credit on that ( core. Mk. Thomas Martin, now in attend-;1 snce in the classes at tho State University j J tvas in town last week, visiting homo folks. f There aro a few more liens recorded ? in tliis county this year than last year. ,j Tho aggregate*amount is over $400,000. j I Mr. C. V. Hammond and Mr. J. M.!' "Jatnhrell, of Now Orleans, have put up t nice fences in front of their lots. Iti Dr. II. I). Wilson will he absent from ' jj his office for one week, at Greenwood, jj From next Monday, 5tli of May. j a Tiik Treasurer's office will bo opened ;J, next Thursday for tho collection of tho . 5 lirst installment of taxes. j I A number of our young ladies and| gentlemen attended the Cokesbury cha-' rades last Friday night. I Colonel Kitoknk B. Oary is in tho.'j ace for re-eiectlon to the County Chair- j v manship. j. Work on Mr. T. L Douglass' now | ti building on Magazine Ilill is progressing u apidlv. Thkrk wan an entertainment at tholjj olored Presbytorian church last Friday ii?ht. We hear rnmorK of more candidates. j. The more the merrier for the printer at' east. 0 Mr. It. B. Hapdon is Buffering from J -heunmtism. He Might to use Wizard I JU. j y The Press Association will meet in Charleston on the Nth of may. W. C. Bknkt, Jvnq., has been nomi-j lated for County Chairman. I Mil. anii XIus, Chapman are stopping!() it Mr. Ue>rgo Murbach's. Ia Let every farmer who h the owner of j tl i brood mare raise a colt. v Miss Bhooks of Kdgefield returned to ler home last Monday. One of Mr. John Brown's infant twins, ? lied last Sunday. j ' Our business engagements are such that !' l'h cannot close our stole at (J o'clock un- j 's i I alter t ho 1st of June. The ladies will!" ileaae make a note of this and call at any ; ^ tour that may suit their convenience. R, M. Huddon A Co. ' c< J! .. .1. '.i!!.The Strawberry Fete. I There will be a Strawberry Fete on ext Tuesday night. May Oth, in the rinory of the Abbeville Rifles for the enefit of the nowly organized Brain* land. The Spring timo has come?with it; lilt and flowers?the tin e for nleasant jerry making. So lec everybody come lit and have a pleasant evening, and at lie Hnnie timo help the 13iind along. Tlie following committee, assisted by n "Jinniitteoof married ladies with lota of tie "tl??ar creatures" thrown in, have the ntertainment in charge and guaranteo tone and all a good timo and a good uppor. T. C. Pkrrin, C'h'n. A. \V. Smith, VV. C. DuPttB, . Jt'LITS VlSANSKA. P. IS. Sl'eep, The Lowndesvllle Democratic Club r ill meet May 3d, for reorganization nnd , ther important business. J. B. MOSKLEY, Pros. ,< Jas. W. Huckabee, See. 0. U. A8K8 SOME PERTINENT QUESTIONS j titer Knocking- " Rotator'*' View* Into Nmltherecn*, be Cbnn^m Front, nnd Relieves that "Sola-, tor" haw tbe Eur or a Lnrgc Audience. IdUor Prcu anil fiannrr : I have read iho article* of your enrrespmdnt Rotator, and ulthiuiyh 1 cannot agree to II he says, I om not willing to take the round of Conservator und denounce lilm us Itlier an Interested office seeker, or a stlrrcrp of political aspirations wh'cli can never be cullzed. Willi jour permission I will take p ilio articles of HotHior.aml those which cure drawn out by li Ik sentiment* and fry and inravel some of the motived which brought hum out and their probable effect upon the lolltlc-il opinions of the county. Ills llrst article which en used the county ofIclals, It If said, to resemble a hornet's neat rlicn some mischievous boy throws u rock ,t It. This article styled the "unwritten law," to ny the least, Is a novel way of making an ipciilng for himself or some of his friends, 'hat he has succeeded In turning the current if public opinion In tbedtrei tionof his "w'ld at theory" no one can deny. But whether he current will become strong enough to >r?Milr h<* Invlnu nf fhA limp hniinrpfl and im? ncmorlal custom of continuing faithful, on: teous and competent officer* during good icliavlor (?) cannot be answered yet. That Rotator has su^cei ded In directing mblie pinion toward tills pel theory, that It vl 11 eventually hear frnlt, Is the honest conrlotion of a largo class of sensible voter*, luppose the Ingenuous theory of Rotator wus idopied. w hut would be the result T Would It result In improving thes alusof iar puhlle servnnts? "Would It result In beter men ullowlr.g themselves income to the ront us political aspirants? Wornd It result n what Is callcd overdoing the courteous, tlnd and gentleuuinly manner, which should >e the livery worn by all nubile servants? iVonld It stop electioneering of a peculiar tlnd, which a man with a fat office and no ling to do.can always practice? Would It 'nu>e public servants to attend to their buslie*s more attentively? Would it result in jtiD'ic servants renrinK ni ine enu 01 ineir eeond term with the wherewith to enter up>n ft more Independent way of making a IIvng? If Rotator can answer the above question* o Ihe satisfaction of the average voter, they voulil nil say. let the "unwrltteii law" be jassed?never to i>e repealed. Individually. I am like my friend who remarked, I don't cure much who Ih in so ihey ire not afflicted with too much dignity and ,00 IIitie courtesy. But 11 dvlse mV Court House friends to stir heir stumps. They may laugh tit Rotator's .Islonary. nonsensical "unwritten law." but lie fools arc not nil dernl yei, and It is some-1 Imes the ca>e that Ju?t sucli an Idea us this . 111 take and astoni?h even the originator, it -tntor ha* a larger following than most senilb'e people believe. All political aspirant? igree with him of course. All the friends of xillt'cal aspirants agree with him. Alltho>e ,vho believe that u new br?>oin sweeps eleun igree with him. All tho?-e who have either a rrlevHiice,or think they have one. atalnsl. my of our public officer* are Willi hi in. All hose who have the Idea that the Court Hou>e ifflecs are a pcrfect gold mine, want the tinwritten law passed, knowlnif their clmnccH vill be gr ater. All those who lake the mersenary view of Rotator that oflb-e holding ts il in ply a money making machine will vote fflt.h him .-very time. I wlli take up 96and > 0 next week. I. 0. U. i w % 4 Rotator" Meets With a Friend in " Fair Play" Who Pays 'Conservator" Back in His Own Coint E<litor Prca und fl'inncr : I have nodoubt of the sincerity of "Coiihtwhen lie says that he had hoped that here W"iiM lit- nothing more from "Rotator." -C"n*ervator" charges "Rotator" with wantJitolllce. und Intimates a suspicion Unit lie ,vim.d like to be Judge of Probate. iih lie "Conservetor") Is clearly of the onlnlon that )f the number mentioned bv "Rotator" as <uitnhle persons for whom a Judge of Probate night be selected "lurks that of the veritable llotntor himself." I venture to nssert that Conservator" has given moreevldcnce In his irtlclc that, he Is either already an ottlee loiiier, or that he Is directly associated witli i'?me one who Is. thnn "Rotator" has'hut he Is ^eeklns office. "Conservator" ?cems to ;hain|ii<in the cause of the Judire of Probate xeluslvcjy, and also to lie quite familiar with .he sentlnvnts of "some of the mo t prominent lawyers lu your town." This Is a straw cvhicli r think spems to point out the identity it "Conservator" far more unerringly than ioes anything snld by Rota'or" to fix hit Rotator's) rural habitation. From theconLempt with which "Conservator" speaks of Ihe clnlm* of the genrl'-miin mentioned by Rotator".(the most of whom I know quite well. und. than whom, no better men can be found In our county), one would Infer that he .? an office holder, as It Is a notorious fact mat !!? majority of men wh.m thev onre ~'et. Into fflee feel and net nn If they had a life tenure to the same. He says that: " He (Rotator) known, or at least should. 1 tliat Ills allusion byname to certain I n>U 'vMnalg as men. any one of whom wou'd ' muke a L-oo.l imd acceptable Jud^e of Pr<?' liate. will result. In awakenlm? hoi>es and ambitions winch ivm eml only In disappoint' ineiit.and mortification."' Thl?el>h'-r argue* the snpremest contempt ror the claim* of others, or the siiMlinc-t faith in the tenure by which our Ju-Ikc of Probate Imlds the tort, Fntertalnlni; vlcvvn surh a* ho foregoing wou d argue. I am really sur,ir|scd at his b'-lng the lea ft alarmed at any ihli'g ' Kolator" or anyone else should say. ml especially that lie shou >1 manifest a tieilre to utterly ahnlblhite po?.r "Rotator' by mIiIn.'upon some of the bluest lawyers In pour town to 'sit -town upon him,*' forslmply luu'yesting that linn- about Is FAIR PLAY, DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE AT COKESBURY LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. irhnt Abbeville'* Charmed Young Gentlemen Tblnk of It. Editor Press and Banner: The Cokesbury Dramatic Club opened the >pera season at that place on last Friday eveling bv the rendition of the tw<. thrilling ami aughable larceil, "Mr. Plillcoty" and "A sleet Prot-c'or." The acting In both plays was mod. Most of the performers were testing iioip nhi lit v us nMrs for th?* Hist time. The Jramatic su-.-aelly and Hi thorough and striking conicpi Ion of the pints tli"'- repioented foretell for the members of th" . nupe a brilliant and lusting carcer; and tit once places ihem in the front riink of theuulaxy of celeL?r:itccl actors who today delight a pleasure seeking public The proceeds of thin enterlalnmenl were jrrntifyInir. and wc l?-a'n were mined over to tlie authorities of ihePre>bylerlan church of that place, to assist i.nem In Lltclr earnest endeavors to furnish their new :hurch. Similar entei lalniiicnts will lie ulven otr and on through the summer. The pro:ec<ls will always he applied to some t-harllut>le | urp<me. W ^suggest to all who wish to tee a good thlnv and l ave a h< arty laugh, not to fail to attend the next entertainment of ihe ibove mentioned company. How to Grease a Wnjjon Wheel. The Coich-Mn.ilcr's Magazine, endorses the itateineiit that few people are aw.ire that thev ]o wagons and carriages more Injury by ireaslng too plentifully than In any other I way. A wed-made wheel will endure eon- [ Hunt wear from ten to twenty-five yiars, lfi are is taken to use the right kind and proper j inmunt of grease; but If this mailer Is nut ittended to, It will be used up lu Ave or six l*eais. I<ard should n<'\'er be used on a wagm, for It will penetrate the hub aud work It* way out around Ihe tenons of tin.' spokes. :hus spoil In-.' the wheel. Tallow Is the b-st uhrlcator for wooden axletrees. and castor>11 for iron hubs, but many of Ihe patent nxo creases arc also excellent, and have the nerlt of being cheaper and more convenient1 :o handle. Just K'case cnouirh should lie up-I >1 led to the spindle of a wagon to give It a! ili^ht waling. This Is belter than nioie, fori lie surplus put on will woik out ill Ihe ends, j ind be forced by ihe shoulder-bunds and nut! >vasher into Ihe hub around the outside on he boxes. To oil an iron axle-tree, first wipe he spludle clean, wet with spirits ofturpen-' .1 lie, and then apply a few drops castor-oil J lear the shoulder and j?nd, One teaspoonful s bulllclcnt for the whole. ? - ? > M 41.1. Frank U'.siio'.s rnpmar .mimimuj. Tlie contents of the May number are, as J isiial. extremely varied; uinl In a literary and : irilstle point of view, In It.H coiiipielionslve-1 ickk and cheapness. till* magazine Is far j thrrnl of Its contemporaries. Among tin* not- j ible articles art*: Lussla's Latest AiioexaIon?Mitv;" "Tito Origin of New York Jhurehcs;" "The Advonlurcs of Hold Alonzo le OJe Im "Morocco and the Moor.-," etc.! >ady Itluncli Murpliy, Klin \V. Plcrce, Garry | Joss, Fanny Dilscoll. Annie Thomas and] itliers, adventures, ect : und the poems are1 ?.V Charles Mackny, Wade Ki.blnson. H. IT. Utepln-rd etc. Prof. W. F. I lam-i has an: dmlrable article entitled "Geysers," with I Icven tine llliistrailons. The miscellany ls| urge, most Interesting and Instructive. There i re 128 quarto p-i?es, more than lOHIlustra-1 Ions, and u heat i fill colored-plate frontl-ploce, lly the Soft sen Waves." '.Scents a copy, I .VSUa year. po?t>pnl<l. Mkh. Fkank I.ksmk. [ 'tibllsher, 53. 55 and 57 Park Place. New Yoik. Wo aro still making large additions to ur stock of millinery and fanry goods, f ynu want a nice summer silk?i('you | rant a whito lawn dress?if von want aj nndsomu bonnet. or if yon want any ar-' iele in ladies woar rail and seo us, or send ] is your orders. R. M. Haddon A Co. i The groat hit of tho season?the dude at for salo by Wardlaw A Edwards. tf j Buy yonr laces, niching*, wash not, i oslorv, corsets Ac., from Wardlaw it! Id wards. tf | White chock muslins 8, 10 and 12J' ents per yard at Wardlaw A Edwards, tf. Printed lawns 5, 6J and 8 cents per ard at Wardlaw A Edwards. tf j Seersuckers for lady's drosses In all i olors 12J and 15 cents per yard at Ward- j iw it Edwards. tf ! Wardlaw it Edwards have the pleasure f announeo tho arrival of attractive lines f Spring clothing for men's youth's boy's ml children's woar. In the selection of iese goods tho utmost rare has been deoted to stylo for early use of young men i the popular cutaway and sack suits, tf Ladies dress goods in all the latest sum ler shades, 10 and 15 cents per yard at ' Ir'ardlaw iV Edwards. * tf We advnrti.se what wo have for sale ami avo for sale what wo advertise, ami that ' i one of the finest lines of ladies and lisses shoes in this market. Wardlaw ?fc Id wards. tf Ladies diesn ginliams 10, 12* and 15 jnts per yard at Wardlaw & Edward. If i ' " a? V- * THE BE3ST CMF* AL.I The Celebrated Butterwort THRBSHER.I FRONT Wheels turn under machine. 8trn\? NUrker I* folded without ttklnx It off machine or moving flatter bell, and when folded doc* not extend mbove lop of much! to catch in trees or low brlil^eu. * _ PERFECTLY ADAPTED FOR R0D6H AND HOI MtTWPfitVa VUUU 1 U1UUI The Crowning Triumphs! Hlpheat Premium vrim nwnrded THE BUTTERWORTH THRESHER ntVlrelnla ft >ulr. 1&S2. by actual t?M ut work in competition with Ixicen of the tnwl noted 1 h ret he of the Unlifil Stales; It nl*o retelveil Highest Aw?ril,a Silver Mei*al, at South C.,r*? 11 Mil Imlimtriiil Exi o-IMoti, 1 M2; n Silver Muilal at Mount Holly. New Jersey,*; Fair, I8J.J; First Premium nt >onth Carolina St?to Fair,two*uct;e?alve year*, lvi2-6.i; and Firm 1'retnluin nt North Carolina State Ftifr four ?accculv? years, l&0-81?&!-&(. Manufactured only at NEW JERSEY AGRICULTURAL WORKS, TRENTON, I For sale oy J. M, MATTHEWS, I NINETY-SIX. S. C. To Whom Write for Circular! April TOtn, tW. 3t Insurance and Collection Agency. BENJ. S. BARNWELL ^Represents the following Companies whose assets invested in United States amount to $16,000,000. Home of New York, $ 7,492,751 Merchants of Newark, N. J, 1,221,964 Rochester German, 670,000 Liverpool and London and Globe,) 5,571,930 Invested in Europe, over I 20,000,000 Lancashire of England, 1,455,315 Consult Tour Interest and Insure Your Property. FliiTiiii Saloon Well Stocked With Pare Goods. The El Brands of Good Old Rye and Sweet Mash Corn Whiskfl Hand Made Bourbon. Annie. Peach. California and Freifl A A ^ _ Brandies. Sweet Catawba, California & Sherry Wines, M Best Champagne, Gwinness's Extra Stont Porter, BasJ Co's Pale Ale, Draft and Bottled Beer. Also, a Fin^J of Tobacco and Cigars. Call and See the Most Handsome and Best Arrana House in the Country. 1 THOMAS McGETTIGAN, | Proprietor WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ' [M COMMISSION MERCHANT BROKER & MLLECTol Dealers in Grain, Fiour, Meal, Bran, Meat, Hams, Hay,.1 gars, Coffee, Bice, Grits. Irish Potatees. I 4 Fur,r, stock of heavy and mght groceries always on hand, fl \ rial prices on jihi'Im sold in packiitrcit. I have Urve enn'tgnrnnnta of good* vrry H A!nl can make ll (<? your intore 1 t>? !?? some httxltiefl* with me. Thanking one ar.dnH : y?>ur liberal patronage in (hi- pn?t, wlii make every cllorl in the hi tore lo give sailifactH A. ?. ROGER* Feb. 6, 1>'8I, If School Books! School Book! Wo have on hand a Larpo Stock of School Books adopted by the B STATE BOAED OF EDUCATION FOR TIIE NEXT 30 DAYS Jk We Will ESxciictrtafW Almost any Books used in the schools heretofore. We also keep in itocksH Line of H Stationery, I SLATES, AC.. &C- I | H. W. LAWSON & G0| ABBEVILLE, SC. 1 Nov. II, l\f3, tl ;New Drug Storl v. s. ciiiiei i ci i w-r jvp lust nnnnmi n new ftiid elegantly fitted up DRUG STOIIE on the Marshall I I I 'oritur, under the Prrtu and liunnrr office, and are now receiving and will cooud^h receive till their sun k Is complete it full line of Drags, Medicines, Chemicals. Dye Also, nil the popular PATENT MEDICINES kept in a first-class Drug Store, >11 of wbl^fl warrant to he fresh and good. W also oiler a well selected stock of FANCY GOODS, consisting of Colognes, Foreign and Domestic, Handkerchief Extnfl in great variety, Handsome Vases. Lamps, &c. H Our line of BRUSHES AND SOAPS l? simply ci>mplete. Every variety of HAIK, TCH NAI?_., FLESH, SHAVING AND SHOE BRUSH SOAPS from the finest toilet to tbecM n MR. JOHN T. I.YON, who?e long esperienco In the Drug business In th? firm of Inw A I.yon, so well known, will be constantly In aitendance. All PRESCRIPTIONS^! t'nUv eonifounded at all hours, under the supervision of DR. TH08. J. MABIIY. MM Oct. 17, 18S3, tf B. K. BEACHAM, Agent FOR THE SALE OF Sash, Doors, Blinds, Shingles, Laths, Flo ing, Ceiling, Lime and all kinds of Wo Working Machinery. Oct. 10, 1883, 12m HATTIE ADAMS. ! MakingArrangemen A T THK WENDY CO UN Fit. Keep* n first F? m o tn* lie * by WlnTfheT^S\D h ur/'T-nll'lind'see'her <j!i?.%0 l">i</t Hn,i HARNEH8 ftEPAIRED on'and hours, tall imd set her. I Jan..50, is**, t lhp Uf_ or Mttrph_ T will he rnidv to < i such work with neatness and ilispatch. H The latest out, the "tortoiso shell" hat! THOS BEGQ^B for misses in whito and hei/.e. These) t.iv, .. IOW' trim up very pretily with a single bow of j A ' 51 ' ribon. it. M. Haddon & Co. OARJllPI II HAOflH We are receiving almost daily the lat- \Afwl||bl I |.A\ I est styles in hats and millinery trim- ; WnlTIULL III UnVIM mings. It. M. itaddon it Co. j ? , , A + T otB Our stock of shoes all kinds and styles attorney ?\.z cannot be surpassed. Smith & Son. | ABBEVILLE, S. C. H Millinery! millinery! Don't forget that j No. 3. ONkal'h Nkw Law Bcildi^J we are altering a lot of it at cost. i Will practice in all the court* or tiie H Smith ?fc Son. | .Inn 2. w. Hats I Hats!! A full liricat Smith AI A full line of white yumKlawijarM Sou. jlins, ?fc<\ Smith <fc M ^ mr i an??gMMH