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The Press and Banner.
A15 L5 K VILLE. S. C.
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1886.
The Atlantic, tJroPiivllIo and Western
"XlXETV-SiX. Nov. .">.?The convention inot
ngiin to-ilay and received u proposition from
Susom; a Co., which was referred to a committee
of five who reported in favor nf acceptance.
Alterdehnte. on motion of (."apt. li A.I
inn It) Hip 111 in I'll (ll
directors anil Ili?* company's solicitor, the
)>oard to report to an a<ljournc<i meeting of
the convention in thirty days, and before the
motion was put to the house, Strong A Co.
Withdrew their offer. They were repicsented
l?y their attorney, \V. lionet. Esq., and a
large portion of the convention desired to
liave the oiler and contract prepared l>v Susong
St Co. examined l>y the solicitors) ml officers
of the road before its acceptance or rejection."
The above pnragraph we copy from tlie
Tfrcvuvillc AVirjof last Saturday. We have no
Idea that the writer intended todonn.v wrong,
luit we think the wording ot that paragraph
may be misleading. We therefore ask the
reader's attention to otir synopsis of the con
iracl which was presented and amended at
the recent railroad meeting at Nlr.ety-Six.
The notes of the contract are absolutely correct.
We made them from the original paper'
?the paper which was read to the stockholders,
and which was before the committee. As
further testimony in verification of what we
have said, wcask attention to the letter of the
lion. F. A. Connor, which also appears In
these columns.
Mr. lionet, attorney of Snsong & Co., told i
the mover of the resolution (Mr. Smyth) that
Messrs. Susong & Co. were willing for any de !
lay which might be necessary to gel an opinion
of any council or attorney they might
wish to consult, but that they were not will*
ing to be delayed unnecessarily una forun-i
known onuses.
Let the paper be what it may, the reader
can Judge of it for himself. We have no ad-!
vicc to give to anybody, and wc have no feel-1
ing or interest In the matter one way or another,
but it really seems to us that the trade
was a desirable one for our people, and one
with which a large majority of the Abbeville
county delegates were well pleased.
As many versions of the proposed contract!
have been printed, in various newspapers, we j
think the people all along the line would be J
pleaded to know the exact facts. Under the!
circumsianccs then we think it would be
nothing but an act of justice if the Greenville |
Sews and the Greenville Enterprise and .Mountaineer
would turn to the "Snsong contract"
and copy It in their papers. It is an exact i
representation of every item of the contract, j
lifter the committee had induced Snsong A- j
Company to amend it in one or more particulars.
Mr. Susong yielded to every request of j
the committee, though lie reluctantly added J
tho clause which bound him to carry the road ,
by Pelzcr and riedmont. This for two rea.
sons. Neither of these points had given one
cent to the road, although each of them prom- j
ised to subscribe $7,"> o. The subscription j
from Pi lzer may yet be lawfully inside, but it;
will require an amendment to the Piedmont j
charier to allow them to give a cent,
iAlthough these factories are oil' the direct |
line, and although the extra grading to reach j
these points would be something like $30,000,
yet Mr. Susong consented to {jo by these factories
if they should subscribe and make secure
the $13,000 which had been promised.
The Spartanburg I5eralri--I:it!tistrinl j
Perhaps the most comprehensive effort at |
giving a history of any town In South Caroli-!
nn has just been accomplished by the Spartan, j
burg Herald. Tne issue is a double sheet in j
which everything pertaining to the town has
* been written up most pleasantly, and printed |
in the most attractive manner. We copy;
what the Xcus and Courier says of that issi;c?:
jis being better said than anything we might!
The Spnrt'ir.bure; JTvrahl, of Wcducs lay, No- j
vein heris a pleasing instance of what pro- j
Kit-salve and practical journalism may ae- j
?!omplish. The edition of the Ucratd ic.fcrrcd I
to Is an eight-page paper, devoted almost ex-|
luslvelv to a review ot the agricultural. In-1
dustrlal, mining, manufacturing,educational,
religious and social interests oi Spartanburg
ctly and Spartanburg county. The undertak- !
ln:r wai a large on**, con-idei ing the scope and!
scheme of the woilt, and the result win i>. i
most ur.itifying to every one in South Carolina
who feels an interest, in the materia! develf
. ?'pment of the State.
In its "Industrial Issue" the Ilcrolil has
pluccd on record a history of which any city
or county In the State' iniitht well l?e proud.
.Mexliming with 185S), when the Spartauburg
and I'nion llnllroad was built, the progress of
the city is traced in a most cntertalnina: manner
down to the present time, in which Spartanburg
looms up as one of the moot llonrishlug
cities In the l'ieclmont region. '] lie Information
given in the "Industrial Issue" Is ol
just such a character as was needed to show to I
the Stale what the pluck and energy of its citizens
can do when directed by I he twin workers,
thrift, and ambition. When it. is stated '
that in the ten years from 1S70 to iss') the pop-j
illation of Spartanburg increased three hun-l
dred per cent., some idea will be had of the |
tremendous strides taken by the city when
the war and Its demoralizing results permitted
u return to the activities of industrial
The population of the city is now estimated
at 4,0ro, which is, perhaps, within the actual
number of residents. The total annual sales
of Spartanburg aro estimated at S!,;'i7f>,0.!0.
This, in fact pI the fact that the city is surrounded
by five centres of exchange, all within
a short rudious, is a sutticient evidence
ihnt Spartanburg Is now, and is destined to
indefinitely remain, the emporium of the
fraud county in which it is situated.
Perhaps not the leawt Interesting chapters of
the''Industrial I-sue" Is that which gives the
long roll of honor of its business men, who
represent lis best and most progressive into,y:
- ests.
jlliu lil.uiimi umi kiyvii in o? iuv numnt
. nomenal growth of tin* comity (luring tin- last
ten years presents a most satisfactory show1
n?r. In 1870 the population wasi">.7-vl. and In |
]Hx0 It was 4s?,:o:?, an Increase of over tW ix>r
cent. In ten years. In 1874 ihr total taxable
property of the comity was (i.-VH which, in ;
en succeeding yoais, Increased to CT.XKVJft. j
'J'hls, with an avenure cotton crop of 21.IKS
bales, makes up a record which few counties
in tli."* Shite e.m equal.
As to the manner in which the facts have
been collected and Rive i to the state by the
J I fro Id. too much can scarcely he said in
praife. The "Industrial Issue"' is a model paper.
speaking well alike for the ffrruhl andj
the city and county wh<>se Interests it so well j
subserves. The Hrruhl has set an example i
which 1* worthy of a:I admiration and imita-j
tion by the county papers in Sou til Carolina.,
Mykrs, a white hoy in Augusta Inst week!
~ * wantonly struck a negro with a rock or clod
as he passed a group cf white boys-. The ne- J
gro came up and struck the boy in turn, hut |
without doing any material lmitto the white
boy, who thereupon thrust a knife to the
heart of the negro.
It seems to us from the Chronicle's own I
statement,(who seems t:? apologize for the!
net, while defending the perpetrator of the!
R/^Meed,) if the while boy had simply attended
own business, and let the nesro alone,1
t there would have been 110 necessity or
Pl^^SpSftcuse for killing him. We need a little
ST" wholesome enforcement of the law in just
such eases.
It is said that Senator Wade Hampton ir-ed
the following language recently In u speech at
Sumincrvillc: j
'i will venture to sa.v that there arc more
<;olorfid men holding sii'all office* In Washington
at this moment than during the whole1
reign of theRepublican*. I think that where |
' ? * mrm U'lin !
Jie Can rewiira ?i V"...p.
lias been n good Democrat, I lie President
should do so. I liavo urged him t?. do it, nnd I
lie was kind enough to say to inc tlmt whenever
I could recommend men of that sort he i
Would give them appointments."
? ?
The election of C'olonel William Klliot.t to
Congress from tlie lilack District Is Hip most J
notable event. In the South Carolina election.;
Col. Elliott Is the equal of any Congressman
from this State, which will henceforth have a,
solid Democratic represcntntlou in Congress.'
Court Ht Troy.
The cov'P of t)io State ngaln?f- Messrs. David
<OHiatn. Jam * G'llam. and Warren Smith,
>rill come liefore Trial justice I{. A. McC-astnn
/t wliiyoiui preliminary hearing, undercharge
<>f f>s<-iii1t un l ba'terv on Mr. .1. K. Tarenrf.
Jj. W. Smith, Ks'i, will appear fur the dcfi ncluats.
?? *?
Rc-iutifiilly I>ocoritto?I <'hiircti--I.ar;jo
AKomtn.. ?r l>o<i?lo..All<IrOSS bV
Iter. John Lnnricr.
The Methodist Sunday School at Ahhevllle
[celebrated their Anniversary last Sunday.
Ltev. John Lander, of the Williainston Fe|
male College delivered the address.
Arriving nt the church some Utile time be:
fore the hour appointed for the opening of the
! exerciscs, we occupied a sent near the door
j and spent the spare time notion the arrivals,
|?nd feasting our eyes on the immediate sur;
roundlngs while the tnind was occupied by
| such changing thoughts and shifting scenes
as gave interest and pleasure to the occasion,
j A single glance at the interior of thehtiilding
i was a reminder of the never-tiring zeal and
the unflagging religious ardor of Christian
! women in all lands and in all times, even
I from the hour when our Saviour lay In the
tomb down to the present day. The handi|
work, the skill and the taste of devoted women
were to be seen everywhere. The pulpit,
the chancel ratlines, the columns and (he
i pillars, together with the walls, were each orj
namented anil beautified by hardy evergreens,
j delicate flowers, autumn-tinged leaves and
bending vines, nil arranged In graceful confusion
and in pleasing diversity. Their parity
and their sweetness were not lessdefined t han
were these fluidities of those fair ones whose
'bands had culled them from their native
homes and placed thetnontl.e altar, as a tribute
of love to that Saviour whose life and
death had elevated woman from heronce lowly
position to that of the honored and beloved
queen of those whom she chooses to bless
with her sunshine and her sweetness.
1 Over the pulpit, surrounded by a border of
leaves and flowers, was the legend in capital
On the \va!l?, In ft manner somewhat after
the same fashion, were hunsr the mottoes:
"Come over and help us." "Thy Kingdom
come." "Go or send." Notable among the
rest, and one which attraeted attention, was
that which ornamented the wall 10 the right,
when facing the pulpit. It was iu these
The appropriateness of these mottoes will
be better understood when It is staled that
one of the main objects of the celebration was
to infuse a missionary spirit Into the children
and to make a collection for the advancement
of missions.
When the house had been well filled with
people from the village, and when the hour
for beginning the exercises had c nne, the pastor
of the congregation, the Rev. K. A. Weber,
offered a fervent prayer which touched the
heart, and turned all thoughts to the subject
which was now to be discussed.
lie then read the last chapter of Matthew,
ai IIIC COni'iUKIUII "? ninvn wiv ??v>. gunii
Lander, of the Willlnmston Female College,
was introduced.
Mr. Lander Is said to bo an odiir-nt^d gentleman
of ability, and notable Christian piety,
who is fully capable of entertaining an audience
of refined and cultivated Christian people,
and tfe are only sorry that his address
was of such a nature as to preclude us from
publishing even any extended syi.opsis of it
in the Press and Ilumter. It is suthcient to
say that he commended the cultivation of
the qualities of self-denial and brotherly
love, while he sought to encourage, by the recital
of story and anecdote, the habits of
temperaneo and industry, which, together
with implicit faith in our Rcl?*cme;*, are promotive
of the best interests of the citizen,
and tend to the development of the truest
manhood, while inspiring that spiritual
growth in ourselves and others, which will
finally lit our souls to become acceptable offerings
to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The presence of so many people on so inclement
an evening?bring the coldest of the
season--was quite a compliment to Mr. Lander,
and we hope that we may have the opportunity
to hear him main at no distant day,
and that he mny then have his sermon written,
and that we may have the privilege ot
presenting it to our readers.
When the address was ended, the officers of
t-he church passed around the hat, when a
good collection was taken up?nearly everybody
present contributing his mite. It was, |
we believe, desired that it should be so, rat iter
than that any one should give a large sum.
TI.e missionary branch of the Methodist
Sunday School was organized somcsixtccn or
ceventpoii vears aero.and has bce:i in active
operation ever since, cultivating In tlictn-1
selves the ( hristian craccs. while collecting
money for the spread oi tlie tJospcl anions
any destitute people who may lie famishing
for the bread or life. As ?>nr Saviour, when
lie was on tlie earth, took little children into
Ills arms and blessed them.soinav the church
take these little children under its care, and
by its loving solicitude mid tenderness for
their spiritual and temporal welfare, tea el i
them to bless mankind, even in distant lands.
I I?C Mll[lincill UI luiiuu i rum .?u>>vvill??It
Seeks Oilier Mnrkfls tlmn
lii<> City I>y the Sea?Figure* Which
are Sixiiiiicaiit.
1'p to 1S8I, nearly nil the cotton that was
shipped from Ahbt*\ illc \vas sent to Charleston,
hut since llirn that city has lost much of
our traih*. In 188-1 Charleston lost some cotton,
in 1883 that city lost out-fourth, and now
In 18-t>, it-will tret scarcely ore-fourth. The
shipments to all points in Koptember was itHt
bales, against 500 In the same month of 1S;5,
and 'SJO in the like period of ISM.
(linrleMon 7:!1 hales.
West Point ICS hales.
ISaltimorc 11C bales.
New York "TO bales.
Philadelphia MO bales,
Norfolk ? ?(51 bales,
Augusta or elsewhere 82 bales.
2,010 bales.
Charleston 2,127 bales.
West Point log bales.
l'ultlinore US hairs.
New York ?27 hah-s.
Full ltiver JJJ Laics.
2,?i72 bales.
lsiii: 1SSI, lSSn, ANI) ISSC.
1KS1. 18s\ ISSii.
September 5':0 2011
October 2,U3t> 2,yiii
September & October i?,s 10 o,l >0 3,11??
From the above figures it will be seen that
Abbeville lias not yet lost much of her cotton,
as the prophets of evil alleged would be the
ease, a? soon :ts I he new railroads were built.
When the planters realize the folly of shipping
their cotton to distant markets much of
wliat little lias been already lost wilt lie restored
to its legitimate channel. Anbeville
has now better facilities for do ng business
than ever before. The merchants arc making
liberal use of the hank, and have about abandoned
the suicidal policy of getting money
from factors on conditions which must neeeswurilv*
li'iiiL'i'imt I iwi tiovf itu>iv>h'iiit flcil r?v/?r
lived. Long auo, before the sys em of buying
cotton on our streets for exporters was inaugurated,
the increh:int lost little by shipping
col i<<n, Uul now wlien an agent in Abbeville
will pay within a traction of Charleston
prices, the habit of bringing cotton in Ihis
town to be shipped and sold again in Charleston
will be abandoned. Any man with half
an idea can see thai a new order of things lias
b'-en Inaugurated, which is n direct benclit to
the planter, because of the better prices which
he obtains for his col ton, which fact will force
the merchant to net his money on better
terms than heretofore, and In consequence of
which fact, as a natural result, he chu soil his
poods cheaper, thus benefitting the consumer
of goods as well us doing good to the seller of
Chicago Itcef Killers Demand the
Kcdlisliibliduni'iit ol (lie Ki^'.ib
Hour Working: l>ay.
CmCAfiO, November 5.?In accordancc with
the order of Master Workman ISutler, fifteen
hundred of tlie beef killers employed in
Armour's packing house joined the strikers
already out in making demand that their
employers should ic-csiabli.-h the eight-hour
working day.
aim >u 11 wo nunnrcu men reinaineu ai won:
ul the Aiinour bwf department., and thai
house Is killing a lew cattle this morning.
The |?ork men are all at. work as usual. It is
stated that a torn? of I'inkerton guards will
arrive at the yards during the day.
Information from the sto-kyards of a reliable
character indie tcsthal all the porlt men
will be ordered out by the Knights of Labor,
thus renewing Ihc strike for eijrht hours in
a I its former proportions, throwing between
2U,0U0 and 'Ji.ooo men out of employment.
T Meat to 8%; pure seed oats, (V> cents;
O. molasses. 20 cents; Kamllv ttour, 1'at?nt
flour, sS.'ii; granulated sn^ar, &/t while
c'jrn, GO eenis. We will cell meal for January
deJIveiy at 6 cents, delivered at any d-.-i of In
the lip country. Rogers d" t'o., 113 Jackson
Street, Augusta, Gu.
Thuihssivins I>;i,v ? (iooil I.ooltiug'l
I.c^isliilor ? Cotton Wi'lgliing?
(iOikI Sermon?The Temperance
Business?Many Other I tor.is.
G UF.KXWOOI), 8. Nov. 0,
It is understood iliat lhe merchants of our '
town in accordance Willi a custom which has
i prevailed lor many years will close tln.-ir j
I stores, on the 25th insl, so that all may pro-j
I perly observe that u.iy as a day of uatioual j
j thanksgiving.
I Oipi. W. E. Barinore of Donalds Is in town. I
; Judging by his tine and improved personal j
! appearance, honors are not burdensome,
i About two hundred and fifty bales of cot-1
, ton were received here one d iy last week.
I l)r. J. K. lliley of Pickens was in town last
, Saturday.
i One of our young doctors ncoompnlnod by]
1111 assistant was seen lea\ ing town in the di-1
recliou ol Verdery last Sabbath evening. \Ve|
i do uoi think lhai this visit was a professional i
. one.
Thi? rnitrn.nl fluents Messrs. C. \V. CrcWS .111(1
J. F. Davis have dccldcd to continue weigh-j
imj cotton for live cents per bile although
i ihey claim that they cannot well afford to do
i it.*
i Miss Ella Watson will on to-morrow leave
j for Ktlitnghnin where she will take charge of
i one of t he public schools. Her many irlends,
here will miss her greatly ami will look for-(
j ward to her return with pleasure. We hope j
| that she may be successful and that her ellbrts
; may be appreciated.
! The price paid for cotlon by the buyers here i
, one day last week was the same as the New j
j York quotations of i hat day.
Mr. 0. A. C. Waller one of the commission-j
ers of elections is In Abbeville attending toj
' the duties of that oflice.
i A quarrell between Randolph MeGec and j
Buddy Green, two negro boys, resulted iu aj
light on last Sabbath evening when both oftnein
were severely sliced and stabbed. Tlie |
council promptly interfered ana both viola-j
tors of the peace were required to pay a considerable
Itev. W. M. Grier preached in the Methodist
church here last Sunday night as was announced
sometime since.;- His ?erinon was, as
are all of his sermon practical plain and deei>- j
ly interesting. Wc are sorry that we cannot j
hear him oftener.
A petition similar to that which was made |
t' llie legislature last year asking that the
voters ol this county be allowed to decide
whether license shall be given to whisky
I dealers in this county will be presented to
j you in a short time. If you care anything lor
' iiiimunttv and morality ska thai petition I
| there anJ then. If our representatives ure in-.
lluenccd by the wishes of the people ami the
privilege is given, vole lor and use your influence
for "no license.''
Did you ever see a tntiu who never fails to J
complain of hard tunes, bad lows, high taxes,;
the high price of goods which he ougliL toj
make at home and everything else, when i
told that he ought to send his children to I
! school, subscribe and pay for a good paper or I
j pay that last years account or doctor's bill ? j
, I have; and I have known that same mournI
lui croaker lo spend his money and many
hours of his precious time in a pool room,;
Where wliis'ky, of which he freely drank, wasj
the favorite drink. For all from which they i
stiller men of this kind can only blame them*
scl vef?.
| Tho Augusta and Knoxville railroad nu-|
! thorities have sent, a force of tiiteen or twenty j
I hands to assist in opening the new sir eti
i which will cross their road near the crossing j
I of the Columbia and Greenville roatl. The
cy.uic!! will do their share o| tlje work In a !
i few days.
| Rev. \V. T. McMillian boarded the excus- I
Jslon train which passed here early this ninrning
on his way to Orangeburg, lie will re-'
I turn in a few days a haopicr man.
j An earthquake stock lasting several scconds ;
I and of considerable, force Was felt- bore last i
j Friday about half past twelve,, other slight!
I shocks woro felt 011 Sunday evening about[
' one o'clock.
U' Miss Jennie Lomax of Lowndesville passed:
rough town yesterday on her way to Col- j
j umbia. j
Greenwood will be well represented at the 1
, State Fair.
j Mr. Geo. F. Anderson of Waterloo is In j
I The number of pupils attending the Female !
' College 1" slxly ei^ht. The teachers are great-1
; ly enconraucu uy me uiuiciiiig |j?u.-ijvvia ;
i their school. i
i .Mr. J. 15. Agnow of Cokesbnry is in town. !
A light rain Is foiling. Will II continue is a j
'question which Interests man? Tl.e ilust |
has been ulmo&L bulliculing during the Inst
ten days. MAC'. |
Nt. ('(irmct's "JHs: Xlno" C< reeling^
Old Friends?Abbeville Hoys Visit-[
lug Town?Frosty Wcntlicr? 1IuhI> i
iickh?Sunday Xcivs-Sickness am!;
j Dciitli.
MT. CAKMKI., R. P., Nov. 2,1W1.
Jit Cnrmel's "Big Nine" uave tiieirllrstenj
terlainineiit as a ''minstrel tronp" last Friday
I night tor the ticnclit of I lie now school at ade|
my. The "Mis Nine" made some cxce.lcnt'
I music and did some fine acting. They were
assisted hy 1'rot'issor James Hill, of Abbe-'
ville, who played the"bahy tiddio," and afterwards
hcinjr personally in t rod need to theauI
dience delighted them with sweet strains of.
music from the harmonica. We Ice! like com-!
plimcntini; s.-vejal characters, but as all did
so well we will not pass any pusonai coiupii- i
We had the pleasure o( meeting our friend j
Mr. L. C. I.lgon. of Aiken, who was returning |
mint his old home, where he has heeti visit
ing his mother, who died a few days a^o. Ile |
j li'ts our deepest sympathy in li;s sore afllie
. We had the plensnre to-dny of greeting Mr.
] Will Smith, of Abbeville, who is visiting < ur !
town with the view ol" moving his mill here.!
! We hope lie may rnme and make this his
' home. Ask him am! Jimmy what they v.ant-j
; ed witii a blacking brush, and if the girls ask
| ed them to wmio hack again.
I l)r W. 11. Wideman.who made his onenpcl
i from theasylum of Columbia, some time ago,
i was taken back last Thursday?his mind becoming
much impaired.
iiusiness good. Three white frosfs. An acceptable
shower of rain fell last week, but. it Is
(juitu du?ty again.
About 'J o'clock a. m. Sunday morning, Lllt
le Xu la, a sweet and in ten sting dnnghtt-r of
Mr J. J,. Covin, nged about four years, fell
asleep in Jesus and is now with the angels, j
There ate live children of this family now
sick with measles of the worst type. This
cumin unity extends to them their heart tell
sympathies and earnest prayers for the speedy
recovery ol the other children.
Tiits community is enjoying good health
except sickness from measles. M.
I>c:liea(iou of tlio A. It. Preslij tprinn |
j <'!mreli-"VisUor.s Cuitiin^ nnd <?o- j
ins ICiirtliqunke --- Measles --- lee
; and Cold Weather?Business nnd |
I I'AHam
Mt. C.vrmet,. R. C., Nov Sf 1SS1. !
We lincl the pleasure of being present tit llic '
dedication ol llio A. It. I', church of iliis place j
| the first Sunday of November, ls-'ti. The con
i aregjtlion was altentive ami large, there beina
I ninny visitors present. Itcv. l>r. Sloan tlellvjered
an a|i|iro|>riate sermon from l:ttPsalm, j
! 7th anil SSih verses. To say that his sermon j
I was able, earnest and touehingly beautiful is
1 but to give your readers a faint idea of it. He
] spoke wiiii feeling and energy of tlie ancient
days of martyred srlory, when the lives of
! those who professed Jehovah were unsafe and j
i they were run from place to plaee and hunted j
i down like partridges, and then as In striking!
; contrast compared the privileges that we o''
j the nineteenth century enjoy of worsnlpplng,
j under our own "vine and tin tree," where
none dure molest or make us afraid. At the;
I conclusion of the sermon the pastor in charge
! Kcv. A. L. Patterson, administered the sacra-;
ment of the Lord's Supper. After the morn-j
iing services a collection was taken for the
: henelitof tliecliurch, which is now completed
i Willi the except ion of pa in ting and seats, and
is indeed an ornament to the (own. as well as
1 n lasting monument to ilic untiring energy of.
Its membership, mid especially of its pa>tor. j
<iod iiriiiit that we all may dedicate ourselves i
afresh to the Master's service. i
A considerable shock of lite quake was felt ;
here about, l*j o'clock Friday, and another!
while ill church about midday, 7th Instant,1
and while I am writing to-night (Sunday),
there arc frequent trembling* ol the earili
preceded by a rumbling noise.
Many visitors pass our town frequently.
Old friends and fa miliar laces greet us.
Capl. J. \V. I'errin, our genial friend, and ,
courteous genth-man, is here today, 8th lit-'
j slant, collecting tax's, assisted by one of Abbeville's
iinest looking young mm, Mr. UerlI
r?r.l l' .l lrv
Measles are still in onr community.
1 Weather clear and cold, heavy tVosls and
Cotton coininir in freely. l!n?lness good.
Our stores were all crowded on .Saturday witli
cash customers. .M. i
Don't Misrepresent I's.
Grccmcooil Tribune.
! The An?lcrsoneorrespondentof the Xnr.i nnd
j Ciittrirr is mistaken in sii|j]K?siii^ that the
people of Owuwood lavor .Mr. Norton us
.hidue of this district. Mr. Norton has one or
! two friends here, perhaps, hut to most of our
people he is an utter stranger. Our honored!
fellow citizen, the lion. \V. II. I'arker, who
is n candidate for this position, is ot course
I the tiist choice of the people of Abbeville
county, and no where In the county Is he
more admired than here in Orecnwood.
Mr. T. J. Hearst, of Hard I.alior, iins a good
house mid farm which he would rent on favorable
terms. The i)lace Is a desiral.le one.,
conveniently located to u school. Address
illtu at Vc.Uery. 11-10
The It on I Christianity is of Surpassin;
Value and Greatness.
Sermon by the Rev. W. H. Hanckel, in the
Episcopal Church, Abbeville, at the j
union Meeting, siunaay nxgnt, November
7, 1883.
"Ami the disciples were called Christians flrat at I
Anlloch."?Acts \l, 26.
It is the glorious prerogative of tfle Almighty
to bring gooil out of evil, and cause the wmtn
of man to praise Hint. Thus the peiRccu'lonof
enemies was one cause of the rapid spread j
of Christianity. On the persecution which
aros upon the death of .Stephen, the small
baud of dtaclples and aposllen being all scattered,
went everywhere preaching the (Jospel.
The very means which the bitter enemies
of Clirisliaaiiy and His truth used for
iis suppris.-ion contributed to the dissemination
of the word of the Ijord, so that in aj
few years it was published."from sea to sea.!
and from the river to the ends of the earth."
The clouds which the wind had scattered, descended
in rich and copious showers to refresh
and make fruitful the barren spots of
the earth. Among the places where the Gospel
wan planted on this occasion, was Antioch,
the capital of Syria, where the successors
of Alexander the Great usually resided.
There the Lord Jesus was preached to the
Greeks, i.e., the Pagan, inlmbl'aiits of the
city. Many were convinced, "and a great
number believed and turned unto the Lord."
'i'lie tidings of the success of the Gospel beingj
heard by the Apostles that remained at Jerusalem,
they sent Barnabas to establish the
new converts in tho Christian faith. He not
c.,ticH..,l u.IHi >.i-- nirn ofln^k in Mm mii.c 1
went "to Tarsus toseek Saul. And when he
had found lil'ti, lie brought him to Antlnch." i
"And it came to pass t hat a whole year they |
assembled themselves with the Church, and :
taught much people." Tlieti follows the fact,
recorded in the text: "And tlie (lis.iplc.s were
call id Christians llrst at Ai.tiueii."
This was not the first name by which the
disciples of tliti Lord were distinguished.
Their enemies described tiieiri as Nazarunes,
Gallilcuns, "men of this way," and by oilier!
terms of reproach. Among themselves they ]
were cailc.l sain is. from their consecration to j
a life of righteousness; Disci pics, from being i
followers of Chlist, their teacher: Believers,
because they believed in Iliin.asthe Mes.-iah ; |
mid I!rethren, from their mutual love, and
their relation t > God, t lie common Father.
At lentilh, when their numbers increased,
and they were regularly organized, their various
names were all merged Ui the general
one of Christians. This title, so honorable,
did n it. likely come from their enemies. The |
original word, here rendered "called," seems j
lo imply (hat they were called Christians by j
Divide appointment,or a d-clarution by G'>d I
Himself. In this view. It is a remarkable accomplishment
of the prophecy In the second i
verse and sixty-second chapter of Isaiah :
"The Gentiles shall see thy righteousness,
and ail kings thy glory, and thou shall
be called by a new name, which ths mouth
of the Lord shall name."
And so also Isaiah lxv, 15: 'Tl.c
T ojill 11 i< KorvnnfQ hv nnnthrr I
name.*' This name at first, confined to a few,
hasspread throughout the world, carrying
alotikj with It. all those Influences and that
morn I power which lies at the hasls of moilcm
civilization. In many places indeed it
has been lost, ami its teachings have been obscured
and corrupted. Yet all nations aiul
people who are most advanced in the scale of
civilization onsider themselves honored in
being called Christian. Wo in the<e
United States in particular, tints ciill ourselves,
and there are few who would not. take
It as a personal reflection, if denied the honor
of that distinction, lint do we fully take in I
the meaning of" the name we bear? Do wej
realize the the responsibilities involved In i
our privileges and dignities? livery title ofi
relationship or of honor, which a reconciled
Uotl confers upon His adopted children, im-l
piles duties of corresponding importance. "I j
iinve chosen you and ordained you," said our j
bj'-sscd i.onl to iiis Apostles; and why?!
"That you should go and bring fori It fruit."
"Now are ye lisht in the Lord," exclaims St.
Paul. What then? "Walk as children ot the
So with us now. Are we offered I
through Christ our Redeemer dt live ranee
from Bin and the consei|nonces of sin. peace I
with anotletnlcd God. pardon aitd acceptance:
i?oic, and in the end eternal lifef Arc we, inj
sii on | "UiiORVH ??i jwnn. ni-u* >? mi \ in m, ;
icinprs and priests" unto Ci.xl llie Katlierj
through Christ? Arc these blessrd roa'itles,
iind not unisieanln;: phrases? Then surely, I
every person pretending to lie a Christian.'
anil h partaker of these realities, should tiro- j
po<c to himself these question-: What lia>
.Jesus Christ done lor me, and what does tie
require of nie ? In what respects is my eon-!
dltion, with rcfeicnce to my prospects of tho|
eternal world, and my duties in this, different I
from what it would have heen, had Jesus
Chr st never liv?-U to instruct. n-.<r died to re-J
deem mankind? I>o I really believe that Je-j
sns Christ has died to redeem, sanctify and;
bless me for ever? I>o I live as one who thus
believes? I fear there are thousands, called
Christians, to whom such questions have ncv-|
er occurred, and who care not to give them a
thought. One thing Is certain, if we truly
make this self inquiry, there arc few or none, j
but will be humbled to the dust by the eont;a:
t between the divine blessing nceivedj
iiiid me lumiaii return?ue:worn our proiesslons,
anil our own religious char-ictcr.
JUil to be less sencml. We ?r? eallcd, and,
claim to he. Christians. Do we know what It
Is to ho such indeed ? th.'it is to be in reality!
Svhat wo are In name? We may use it as a
tiameof distinction from the intldcl world,!
who know not the Lord Jesus, or reject him!
as an impost er. In this sense many may be!
willed Christians who are yet outside ofi
Christianity, as to a personal experience of it* :
moral and spiritual power. We cannot now j
consider this class. This name may be used
as si patronymic name, pointing out the Fa-tlicr
and Founder of our holy religion andj
our relation to ilim. In this there Is great!
It lias always been usual in the schools of
philosophy, and anions different .sects to give
to the partisans the name of the founder. The
I'liitoists were so called from I'lato. the Pythagoreans
from Pythagoras, the Sadduccans
l'ioui Zadoc. Wo, tile followers of Jesus?the
Christ?the anointed of <?oJ, lake their name
from Ilim, and with how much more reason.
Human teachers and leaders could only communicate
tiielr opinions to tliolr tollowers, j
tlie.v were without power to enforce mom onn
at (loath the connection ceased forever. Not
so with the disciples of the Divine Master.
He is now as much as ever their living Head.
Helixes in tliem and they live by Him. 'J'hc
union that subsists bet ween Christ and His
ivliOil C.c !u iiVyl r< C i . > , Mm! tl \ i . u! , !*0l il It'lll *
porary. but a perpetual, eternal union. A saered
and divine power went out from Him
when He walked this earth, the sunn; snored
and mysterious Influence Hows from Him
now. I?y tin* anointing of the Holy (iiiost Ik*
imparts his very image to Ilis followers and j
ser.'s them as his own. .Surely no name can,
i>e more appropriate for his followers or more i
noble than that which omes from Him by!
whom wo urn redeemed, whose religion we j
profess, and by and through whom wo ore]
made "partakers of the divine nature." To
hear ills name was the glory of the primitive
Christian, and in the midst of the most cruel
tortures, the martyrs of old touoda relief and
refreshment in repeating, at each pause of agony,
"I am a Christian." If wo hnt know It,
tin- highest distinction moitnl man can have
is to deserve to bear that old Caihollc name!
given to the lirst followers of the Lord Jesus ;
Christ, of llini of whom Zcchariah propiie-J
sied, "liie Lord shall be kingovor all thccarth j
and in tiiat day there shall tie one Lord, and j
His name one. lo be true subjects ot this
divine king, let tliis be our highest ambition.
The passing world may not crown you with
its applause, but you will have His approba
t'on, who is the only Lord and sovereign of
the universe, and by whose Judjjtoent wo
must stand or fall forever.
Hut yet further. The name Christian has a ;
still deeper signilicance. To ben Christian in
t he popular and fashionable iiccepianec of the '
tivin, is 110 ditlieult or excellent, thins. It is;
to be baptized, to profess the Christian rellg- i
ion, t<- believe vaguely like our fat hers, and to [
attend once a week In some building set apart
for religious worship. In tills sense, a innn i
may be a Christian, aud yet habitually enrfc-i
ie>s about his soul and eternal things. a Chris-j
lian and yet. f.tll short ot heathen morality,
a Christian, and yet a drunkaid, a miser, s>'
pio'ano swearer, or a slave to vice in some
form or other, a Christian, and yet a wilful, i
impenitent offender against itod and man.:
in the opinion of many this is all that l*i
meant by the name. Hut if this be the whole I
ol Christianity, if it has no direct, personal j
inliuenoeon the life and character, it isa very
snnll matter whether the world be Christian- J
izedornot. lint surely to he aChristian has i
I.i. .I.i.r ni...r T,i l,i. ? <lil-ictl-in in.I
deed. sa>s Coleridge. "Is the highest character
iiml dignity ??f which huniiin nature Is capable,
the simplest, christian, (if one in truth,)!
knows more than the most accomplished, ir-|
religions philosopher." Audit.is true, Chris-1
tinu truth widens the range of thought ami |
aspiration, and delivers from the narrow I
spheie of the senses. It expands the Intellect
so that we can understand and appreciate the
relative importance of things present and future.
II multiplies the alms and objeels of
the human life, while it fixe--, simplifies and
purities those of the desires and passions. In
short-, to be a Christian means one who embraces
the rellgien of Christ with sol its bies?- <
Jugs and obligations, who strives 'o shape his
sentiments. and temper and practice, by the 1
ln.ly precepts ami example of the divine Lord :
nnd Master so fit last to live with Illra In the'
eternal Wofid.
ussee. To be a Christian is to strive
aaniiiKi sin. To tills -the name obliges, and
without this, to assume the name Is a Iranil.l
"Let every one that nameth the name of!
{/'in 1st. depart from Iniquity.'' I. e. let him de-1
n:irt from sin. or not assume the name of him i
who knew no Kin. We must strive for the;
mastery over sin, and labor 10 be like Christ
himself, holy, harmless, undefiled and separate
from sinners. Again, to be a ( hristlan is
to deny ourselves, to take up the cross and
follow Chrl>t. These terms of discipleHhio are
fixed by our f/iru himself. He said to Ihein
all, if any man will come after me, let him
deny himself atld take up his cross daliy and
follow me.
In short, the rules by which the Christian
walks, are the words of Christ. His example
is t lie model after which lie copies, and the
happlnc-s for which he aims, is that of being
forever with the Lord. This, brethren, isa brief
and imperfect sketch of what is meant by being
a Christian. For its truth we refer yon to
the Bible. Hut. If this is the character of those
spoken of in the text, it is plain that many
bear the name to whom it does not strictly belong.
Must a Christian depart from sin?
What thou shall we think of the intemperate,
profligate, profane Christians we meet every
day? There can not be a greater contradiction.
An ignorant scholar, a sober drunkard,
a charitable miser, an honest, thief, is not a
greater absurdity. Mu-t a Christian deny
himself and be willing to sutler for Christ ?
What then shall we think of the many who j
indulge in every sensual pleasure, who so far
from denying themselves in time and money
for Christ and His cause, will not give even of
their abundance of time and money to sup
port the religion ol Clul-d and extend lis influence?
What shall we think ol' those who *o
far from being willing to die for Christ, can
not stand the force or a laugh, or a sneer, in
I he cause of religion, wlro are so afraldof being
singular that they are ashamed to confess
Christ find Ills words? What of those who
are satisfied to simply acquiesce in the truth
of Chrl-llnnity without Inquiry, or perhaps
in their self-con celt, never think it of sutllcient
importance to inquire if it is true or
false, who remain contented strangers to
whatever distinguishes the lVal Christian in
his faith, his hope and his life, who know and
care nothing lor the glorious work of the Hon
of God, and die without a hope of the blessed
hereafter He lias secured for them by Ills
Are they Christians? No more than
the heathen who have never heard of Chil-t.
No moie than the most bitter and avowed enemies
of religion?nuy, through their contempluous
neglect of Christ and the duties of
religion, they have pronounced themselves as
opposed to Christ., for they who are not with
inc. are against, me, says our l ord h'mself.
But the day Is at hand, when the Lord Jesus
will vindicate Use honor of Ills holy uame
which so many now either disgrace or despise.
The trial and scrutiny of that day none could
stand were it not for the Interposing merits of
tills same Jesus, our Saviour and our Judge.
For lie has already told us, that lie will then
ow i none, but those who believed and followed
Him here. To the pleas of others, He will
say : "I know you not," "I never knew you?
mn " If will itvmII iwitliine tn
plead our privileges?our Christian name received
at baptism?when, if this lie all, it will
only aggravate our doom. It this he all, an
unbaptized heathen in the day ol account will
not change estate with many baptized Chris
lift us then, brethren, inquire and exntiiiuejf
wc have any just title to the name
and the Inheritance of the members of Christ,
for lo have the name, without the reality. ean
serve no good purpose. A lost Christian will
be the most d.cadful character in eternity.
Let us labor that it may not be our eharacler.
By Cod's gra-'C, let us he true followers of
CnrNt,drink of Ilis spirit, live by Ills precepts,
and so seek througn the incarnate .Saviour
a portion in His kingdom. While the
bare profession of Christianity enn give neither
p-otit nor pi-nce, the possession of it in
reality will lie tilled with both, it will trivo the
"promise of the lite that now is. and of that
whieli i? (iK' U)ic." it will deliver us irom a
tiiousnnd snares acnlnst whieli there is no
other te.ief. It will free us from the bondage
of a multitude of degrading ims-ion?. and invest
us with the 'glorious liberty rf the sons
of God." The time is near when to belong to
Christ, to be in living union with Him. and
coheirs with Him of tlie Father's kingdom
will lie felt to lie a greater happiness than to
lie ma-ter of the world. Every othci honor
wl'l fade, every other distinction will pass
away, every other enjoyment will be exhausted,
while the crmvn of righteousness which
Christ will rive his true followers, will shine
with undimmed brightness through the ages
of eternity. Amen.
\ Xarrow Clutisre Railroad nn<l n
Rroail tiiuise NtocU .Show?Xlnetyfsix
Will Take a Thousand Dollars
in Premiums.
Ninety-Six, p. c., Nov. o.issg.
The railroad oovenlion that assembled at
this place on the tth instant, brou,'111, together
a flue body of business men. I* 11 fortunately
Col. Haimnet could not be here. Capt.
Smyth of ilii* IVizcr Manufacturing Company
represented him. Cupt. J. 11. Humbert was
clcetcd Chairman of the meeting and Mr. F.
M. Pope acted as Secretary. Various matters
were discussed. The following oitleers were
elccted to sei ve the Company for the next
year: J. B. Humbert, President; T. It. Denny,'
Vice President; Messrs. ilarnmctt,
Sioythe, McKelvey. McCullough, Jones Jaek.
.. I. I 1 fit......,*.. I
Will, AIIKII, lll'tnj III U 1 III IIL'I, nine CIVVIVI
Directors. A ?ood Hoard. The proposition of
Susong&Co. was submitted, but before It
con d he considered Messrs. Susong & Co.
withdrew it. We did hope Hint some sale
proposition would be made, one that ihe deledition
could accept. Hut I here is one consolation
: wc are in no worse fix Minn before
any proposition was made. We hope the
new Board will move forward with renewed
energy,and that soon we will ?ee the Iron
horse speeding his way over the line from
Augu?ta to Greenvltlo.
A lot of Texas ponies came to town last
Sunday enroute for Newberry.
Mr. S, W. Richardson shipped two fonrteenmouMis
old Toland China hogs to the Fair
tmit weluh nearly 400 pounds each cross.
If our Ninety-Six friends get nil the premiums
they have entered for, It will bring
iviirly a thousand dollars back to Ninety-Six.
We liopo their fondest hopes may be realised.
Mr. Duvld Allien and Mr.. James Fouche
shippc I their stock on Monday morning.
From Ninety-Six k?? to Hie Fair: Maori no,
Norman and Thoroughbreds, besides fiing.e
and double harness horses; Jersey, Holstein,
Dtrvon, Durlmm and nattvo cuttle; Poland
cnina, itcrKHiiirenmi jmwx ihhis; niii:uni>,
ducks and turkeys of all the different breeds;
sheep. coals, ?fc.\ Aiul ill addition to these,
numerous articles in the agricultural departmoots,
Hnrr<ih for Ninety-six! Wo wish
we could show our earthquake and narrow
gauge railroad.
We understand that Alexander Stuart & Co.
liavoclosed up thrir contract on the Narrow
finugo, They will probably renew It with
tho new bonds.
Cotton continues to come In brNkly. and
from the quantity already sold we think that
there is not much l*-ft in the country,
We understand the cotton weighers of
Greenwood have struck for higher figures for
weighing. Ninety-six still weighs for. tho
old-fashioned nickel per bale.
Broken Arms in n Slins?Ojdlcrs on
the IIa!f .Slioll?The Onlhrrvd Crop
and tho Flying Unst?Devotee* at
Renuty'.<t Shrine ? Xfgrocs on u
Itnlil Tor ISlootl?A Short IIor.se FIclua'
Easily Curried.
Tkoy. S. C , Nov. S. IRSfi.
T.nst Sunday was the coldest day wo have
had this win lor.
Light- rains fell last Saturday iind Saturday
night. We have been In need of rain forsome
time, as the farmers can't sow any oats until
il does.
The farmers In this vieinlty nre nearly
throuah gathering their erops, The eutton
crop was not- near a< good as we expected.
Mr. J. 0. Tilth-. wh?> had his arm broken
some time ago, is improving.
Mr. T. K. Heull. of Modue, Is on a visit to onr
town. Mr. IJeiill has a great tn-iny friends
here who are glad to welcome him.
Judge McOislan sent a negro to Jail lastl
Thursday lor alU-mptlng to kill Mr. Lou Hen-1
vnnn" moil u-niit to Alitipville I as I.
Friday on business.
I*?*rrf 11 and Mr. Parks were In town
Thursday foiled I ii <r luxes.
He v. ,]. ('. Chandler lias heon carrying on
severaldays meet In* in IheMethndi.st church.
No preaching in the A. K. 1*. church last
Sunday. I
Mr. J*. 15. rtilhoun, of MeConniek, spent
Sunday in town.
Kverybody should remember Wednesday,,
Nov. flic 10th. The entertainment will come
oir at Troy on that day.
The Troy Soein 1 (.'iu!> gavenn oyster supper
last Friday night, which was enjoyed by allpresent.
Miss Fnntiie OifTord, after spending several
days with her aunt, returned home ia>t week.
Dr. Yonngblood, of llradley, spent last Sat-I
unlay In town. I
Mr. J. s. Jay Fays Troy is the garden spot of;
Hie world.
The readers of tire Prasanrf Hnn?er must
excuse this short epistle this week, as we are j
very busy fixln? for the entertainment. Come)
. very one that can,and we will guarantee you
i good lime. NOW AND THEN. '
Items or Pnrfienlartt in the Proposition
of Snsont; ?fc Co.. and the
Finnl Wlthdrnwal of their flfer?
Election of Officers.
The Stockhojders of the Atlantic, Greenville
imd Western Railway Company met In!
the Masonic Lodge room at Ninety-Six lnstj
Thursday in annual convention. The chief
business, In which all Interest wns centered,
was tho talked-of proposition of Susong &
Company, to buy the road, assume its prevent
liabilities, change the gauge to a standard
gauge, and Iron and equip it. After transacting
some business of minor importance, and
the appointment of a commit tee to investigate
the finnnrlal standing of the Company,
the meeting adjourned until I'riduy morning,
when the committee reported that the liabilities
of the Company were $51,881 and the assets
$27,325, South of the Saluda.
Messrs. Susong & Co., through their attorney
Mr. \V. C. lionet, of Abbeville, submitted
their proposition to buy the road. A committee
of live was appointed to Investigate the
proposition and to report as to the advisnbill-j
ty of accepting or rejecting the offer. After a |
cocolnn r\f ttrnnr thrun hniirv finrl uff^r Riitr- .
{resting some amendments to the proposition, ,
which were accepted by Susong & Company, I
the committee unanimously reported In favor
of accepting the offer, which, stripped of its
Iegx 1 phrases and verbluge, was substantially ,
as follows:
Thut Susong & Company assume tlie present j
Indebtedness and liahlllties^f the road.
That they will complete the grading of the'
road as now located from Hamburg, Aiken j
county, to ntid through Oak i-awn township j
in Greenville county, by the drat of January,
That thev will, with good material and In a
Workmanlike manner, iron and equip the
road from Hamburg to and through Oak Lawn
township by the first day of January, 1S80.
That they continue the construction of the
road from Greenville to the North Carolina
line, provided the towns or townships along
the line will subscribe an amount of money
by taxation or otherwise to grade the road.
rinsong & Co. bind themselves to finish the
grading from Piedmont to Greenville within
six months, and to the North Carolina line
within two years after the money shall have
been subecrtbed.
That Snsong & Co. will construct side tracts
and depots as may bedelermincd upon by the
President and Directors in connection with
Susong & Co.
Susong A Co. bind themselves to grade the
road by way of Pelzer and Piedmont, provided
the manufacturing companies at these places
shall secure the payment of. the amounts of
money, S/.VX) each, as heretofore promised.
Susong & Co. guarantee that the road shall
not bo sold to nor amalgamated with any
road in South Carolina within live years after
the completion of the road.
The Atlantic, Greenville & Western Railway
were asked to agree:
That, thpv will deliver, transfer and set
over to Susong & Company nil the available
assets of the road, provided that the work
dune shall he measured and valued In aeco'd.mce
with existing con tracts.
That the railroad will issue to Susong & Co.,
stock on I he line from Oaic Lawn to llumburg
to the amount of $150,(100, but to be
placed In the National Btvik of Greenville
in trust until the road Isgradedand equipped
?the status of the original stockholders remaining
unchanged, as lo their right to the
posession of their stock.
That the A, G. <S \V. Railway Company
and Susong & (.'ompnny shall have the
ritrht to i*sue bonds of the road to an amount
I sufficient to complete the equipment of the
j road from Hamburg to Oak' Lawn, and that
I for the purpose of negotiating the bonds the
| Atlantic, Greenville and Western lt?ilway
i Company will appoint one agent, and Huson::
lit Oompany will appoint one agent, said
agents to be subject to the approval of both
parties to the contract
Provided. That Susong & Company shall
change t he faille to a standard guage:
Provld d. further, That the railroad company
shall elect the Pre-ident and Hoard of
Directors,and all unsaianed ofllctrs, but that
the salaried officers, with the exception of
the President, shall ho chosen by Susong &
Company, who shall fix the salary of that
Provided further. That should Snson? & Co.
fall or make default in any one or all of the
conditions and covenants herein entered Into j
they shall forfeit to the ra i I road company t.hej
amount of money which they may have ex- i
penned 111 pay 1111; on inc inueoieuncss 01 m<:
railroad company, which th-*y assumed mill
agreed to pay In tho beginning or first part of
the contract.
Provided further.That should the railroad
compsiny fail in any of their covenants and
agreement*, the railroad company *ha I forfeit
to Susong & Company the $159,:'<00 worth of
slock to he Issued and planed In the National
Hank at Greenville in trust.
Provided ftirtlier. That 8usonz it Company
shall five a bond to the road in the sum of
ioM.OOO. secured by two or more good and sufH-j
cient sureties, lo be approved by the railroad
company, said bond to be eon tliloned on the'
due performance of the covenant to complete;
the grading of the rotvl from Hamburg to Oak |
Lawn township by the first of January, 188*
Tho above synopsis contains a note of every :
item of the contract.
Considerable discussion followed, and much
feeling was manifest.
A resolution was introduced postponing action
for thirty days.
The favorwlth which this resolution was received,
together witli the evident opposition
to the sale of the road Induced Mr. Susong to
ask his utiornoy to withdraw his proposition i
! peilUUlg lUL I'Uiisjucrunyu wi uiu iuai/iui>iuu.
The following officers were elected: President,
J. B. Humbert; Vice-President, T. R.;
I Denny; Dlreclo.-s. H. P. Hummett, E. A.|
!Smyth, \V. A. MoKeivey. \V. S.Allen, \V.J.
| Ilceily, G. T. Jack-on, l)r. \V. T. Jones, G. \V. j
i Turner unci Jno W. McCullough.
I The convention mijonrned to meet subject1
I to the cull of the president.
I There will be a meeting of the Directors in
' Greonviile an the 19th instant.
Hon. F. A. Connor's Views on the Snsoi;;'
Contract, Which was Withdrawn,
Because or Opposition. a I
Editor Pre&x and Runner :
'i bis brief communication is for the information.
mnlnly, of the tax-payers of Cokes-j
' Oltry UHVI1.H11 I(>. .'VI nil- H V.C1I I Vyvuntuviui. .11
j the stockholders of the Atlantic, lireeiivllle
j liiitl Western Railway rompnny, tho examl-!
i nation of the books of the Treasurer showed 1
'that Ihe debt of the Company, wlien the.
grading waK completed from Hamburg to j
I Ware's Sho-ils, would be over twenty six!
i thousand dollars. There would then be left!
\ no assets on that division. Above tho suldj
; shoals the Company had 33-MMK) in township!
' bonds and 315,00!) in subscriptions by the two
lactones. A proposition was nnuie by Messrs. j
| Susong it Co., ol Tennessci*, to assume all the |
liabilities of the Company?take its assets
1 which are the bonds and subscriptions referred
j to? to give a bond of S'/O.OOO, to be approved !
by the railway company to secure the com-!
plctiun -of tlie grading from Hamburg to?
Piedmont by way of Polzer, within twelve
months? to put the superstructure upon tlie
entire line from Hamburg to Piedmont of|
good material and in a workmanlike manner.:
To build depots and sidings at points to he
determined by the Board of Directors and
themselves?In a word, a complete outfit
f:om Hamburg to 1'iedinont within two
1 KsT nurl j|" lint. fnni. i
j'enrn irwm ?j'iiiw?w?, < ?:?, ? ..
pletcd in that time to forfeit every dollar
jthey put into it. The railroad company on;
lt< pari, to issue stock to the amount of <1.50,-;
! (i:iO, to be deposited in trust In the National
I Hank at Greenville, to be delivered to Mos>?ik
i Susoi's Co. when ihey completed their part;
J of the contract. This st<?ek is merely to
give them control of the mail,* when eoiu;
pietetl, not that it has any other value. I
| Messrs. Susong & Co. further obligated)
themselves not to consolidate with, or to!
give the control of this road to any of the existing
lines of railway in this Mate for the
period of live j cars after completion. They!
further agreed to iiuish tlie grading Iroin!
1'ieilmont to Greenville within six months
alter a snilicient amount was subscribed,
along that line to do the work, and'
to the North Catollna State lane with
in two years. These are the main points ,
as I remember, and I think I have staled j
them fairly.
There was such a storm of opposition that
Messrs.Susong & Co. withdrew their proposi-;
lion, and the matl is where it was bHorc, !
deep* in debt, creditors pressing, and nuS. h
dollar on hand. It was my opt nion that the;
proposition ought to have been neceptt'd ns a ]
safe deliverance Ironi a serious dillieuity, and
as a uriat roller to the (ax-pa.vers by so soon j
creation 1 worth of railroad property in j
the township, Hie track u standard utilise too,
to lie taxed, every dollar of which tax, for;
the county, would go to pitying the Interest1
on the bonds. The reject ion of the proposi- ;
tion, tor it amounted to that, was contrary to ,
my views as a business man, and I frankly <
tiild my co-do legates so (a twijorlty of whom,
I think, was in favor of accepting), I miionly
hope that. Ihe belter Judgment of the Hoard of
l>iicolors, a smadcr body of men, will invite
a renewal of the proposition. j ,
l-\ A. CONNOR, !
C'okcsbury, Nov. 0,1KSC. '
Diamond, silver tind gold paints at SDced it
Neu tier's. 10 !) ]
Use the Diamond l\vcs, the most, popular I
dye now in use, only lile. per package. Sold '
by Speed N culler. lu-j;
' \ 'V *'-?v>vv
* . y-.
If. Turpln Hackabee, mm Xoble ?
Youth an Ever Lived, Xow Sleeps
Beneath the Sod.
Lowndesvillf, fi. C., Nov 8,188"
The Insatiable hand of death, Ih it has*trl< k;ii
down so many In our community wltliiu
he last few months, has seized upon another
rlcllm, and Mr.H.Turpln Huckabee hus pass'
id to l lie ureal beyond.
Turpln Hurkabee, as lie was famlllnrly ;?
known to hisfriend*, was born May 12th,
ind died Nov.' 3,1K86, after an Illness of about
three weeks. lie was first taken with a very
tevcre case of typhoid fever, which was ren-_
iered much worse by pneumonia, and In tho
short period at?ove mentioned, was reduced*
rrorn good health and vigor, so low that, human
nature could bare no more, and 1 is spirit
passed intoeternlty. Kind frlendsard lo-ingrelatives
watched eagerly around his bedside,
md did all in their power to rellerve his sufferings
but it was all in vain, for It seemed that
Jcath had set its mark upon him troin the
first. He became delirious very soon aflejf
taking sick, and remained so until he died,
then passing unconsciously the trying ordeal
at dpath. His spirit hasawakened to brighter
und happier scencs in that great spirit world.
wiiere ail must appear before the Judgment
bar of God. ; . <?
Turpln was the eldest of Ibe four sons of
Mr.J. \V\ and Mrs. A. M Huckabee. The sympathies
of all Koout to the bereaved family^
who are so afflicted by his death. To his lather
and mother he was unltormly obedient,
respectful and kind, and to them his loss in in*
deed irreparable. To his younger brothers
and sister he was always kind and indulgent^
iind they loved him in return. Mad indeed is
the blow, when home ties or such endearing
na'ureare sundered by the relentless hand of
death. Only the heart broken father and
mother and the mourning brothers and Bister' ,
can realize the depth of such woe.
After reaching the age of manhood, he was:
engaged as salesman in several different
places, until this year, during which he hn*
given his attention to farmlnu on his father's
plantation near this nlace. Ills parents have
been often pleased it Hie uood reports from
those Tor whom lie worked, and during tho
post year his attention to the business of tho' . _ furin
has been a source of happiness to them."
Appropriate and solemn funeral services-'
were conducted by the Rev, F. Auld, at Dr. J.
R. MoHclcyV, where he died. Numerous
friends and relatives were present, anil tho
solemnity of the occasion was realised by alt.
Hiq remains were followed to Smyrna cemetery
by quite ft large number, and committed
to the dust, where they must await the soundlute
of the trumpet that shall call the deatfi
from their graves.
His sad death,striking him down In early
manhood, his mind and heart filled with U?e\ I
aspirations, ambitions and bright nnliolpa-.
Hons of life Is a plain and significant warnlmr
to all of the uncertainty of life. Little thought
we four weeks ago that Ills body would now
be mouldering In tlieitruvc.
"Frail man, his days are like the prnss. In- v-the
morning It Is green, and groweth up?In
the evening It is cut down, dried up and withered."
But God has ordered it so, and to his will
we how in humble submission.
Peace be to thy sorii/leparted friend, thonnh
thy friends shall meet thee no more In this1
world, yet they hope to meet, thee In a brighter
world, the light of whose day knows no declining
? .
Kcai ??tnic i ranMiers.
J. M. Latimer to James Phinney, 50x155 feet,
? t-'wnhlp. 8(0, Sept. 2,18SC, Mbonndeii by J.
Latimer, Main turret ami others.
T. P. C'othran to Win. C. McGowan. nndivldod
ha'.f interest in 285 acres. 8tti township,.
S728.95, 8cpt. 17, 1S8H, bounded by C. Calhoun,
Tract No. 2. Fleree Brooks. Ellas Toibert, 8. J.- 1
Hunt, R. \V. Seymourand others,
J. M. Lai Imer. .J. B. Moseley and others to J.. vM.
Baker, 7ixl25 feet, l'lth township, SM). July
I. 18.S0. bounded by J. B. Moseley, Simpson
Reed and Main street.
Dr. W. B. Mlllwee to R. E. "htbain, 1 ncrc,
2d township, SI,MX), Sept 1,188(1. bounded by
A. P. Boozer, B. Reynolds, Pieisbytcriuu parsonage
and others.
W. W. KIukIi to Joel S.Anderson. 1 lot,2d!
township. 8:D, Sept. IS. I8S6, bounded by <J? L.
& S. R K.. A., G. & W. It. R. and \V. W. Klugh..
J.P. Biirralt to Henry Wilkinson,2j acres, ~~
1st low nshlp, $2i5, Aug. 30, 1886, bounded by J.. P.
Rirratt, E>telie Fleming and others.
Mrs. M. E. Hinrnes to J. V. Klnard. (1'4 ncres, * / ?
township. &J5. Antr.31.188(1, bounded by Mrs.Emnii
stnrncB, Julia V. Klnard and others.
M. J. Felton and J. C. Horn to W. A. Martin1
and L. A. Mcf'ord, % acre, lflth township, ?50,?
March 19, 1-86, bounded by J. C. Dorn, M.J.. <
Felton and others.
II. W. I.ites to T.O.Tazgnrt, 1 acre, D*h towns'llp,
?100. Aug. lit, 1886, hounded l>y Mrs. J. T.
Solomon. Main sirert and 11. W. Llies.
.1. Ii. Koblnson to Governor New, 131 ncrtw.
flth township, tT.jO, Sepi. 27,18~il, bounded by JC.
Davis, Jennie Cressweli nnd othcis.
It. \V. LltcstoGeo. B McCuslaii.2 acres, Otlp
township, S12i?, Sept. 16, 18.S0, bounded by Kde?
street, Cliureb street, Bradley street, Dr.G.W.;.
Abney and K. W. Lltes.
Win. J. Ilamraoml to J. F. Hammond, 74J4
acres, 10th township, ?l, Oct. 2, bounded*
by Audrcw M. HIU, Mary E. Trlbte, Wm. P..
Hammond and others.
J. Million Horn to Cyrus II. McCormlck, Vf
lot, No 20, Block M, lotli township, Mept. id;,
l&jii, bounded by Main street, known us lutNo.
2'>, Biock M, McCormlck.
Mrs. Mary U. l.'orley to Cyrus H. McCormlck,
Vi l<?t.. No. I!). Bock M. ICth township,
$10, July 8,18*6, bounded by Main street, and'
known as lot No. 10, Block M. McCormlck.
II. Drt-nnnn to Fannie Drennan,.569 aereff?.
lOt!i and 7th townships, love nnd Hfl'ertlouv
Oct. II, 1886, bounded by J. L. Drennan Nan-cy
Kennedy, Estate Thou. Thomson, Enoch
Nelson, II. T. Sloan, uiurens .and", F. 11Bradley,
J. I.. Fressly, W. P, Devlin, \V. A. Lomnx,
1). A. P. Jordan and others.
W. J. Hammond to Mrs. Mary E. Trlblc, 103-'
acre>, 10th township, Si, Oct. 2, IS 6. bounde'd
by A. M. Hill, Snake road, \V. I'. nnd John F.
Hammond unil mi hers.
15. F. Smith to ( R. Rlehey, 1.3) ncrrs, 11th.
township. ?710, Oct.",18 6, t>?>im<le<l by Johiu
fu \Vardkiw, A. M. Hill <t yens, Airs. S. M.Calhoun
and Vienna road.
Heiiry Hill to Emma PeLnneh, 5 acre*. 1st
township. S2.W0, Scut. 10. ItSSli, bounded by Es
lute J. A. Stewart, E E. Moore and otheis.
Henry Hill to Emma DeLoaeh, 121% aer?
township, SI,25H, Sept. 16,18.S0. bounded by
Sue M.Turner, Alex. Stewart and public ro hi.
A. S. Merriman to S. C. Merriinan, ? ucres,.
3.1 township,SID. July 21', lf^-i.
J. (.'. Klugli, Master to W. T. Prnny. 12J4
a'Tos, Hi I) towiiHhlp. S2(i2, Oct. 20,18 fl. bounded
by J. (i. Edwards, W. T. Penny and others.
R. \V. Lites and others to Mrs. Abide Chiles,.
5 acres, 9th township, 8100, Sept. 6, lSWJ. bounced
by Jos. St.-ttie, M. J. Lltes and others.
A. M. Aiken toS J. Ritey, I lot,2d township.
s250, Sept. :*). isvh, bounded ny a. ai. Allien,
J. Riley, Greenwood Hoiel and others.
A. A. Tray lor to Mary F. Tmylo:. % interest
In 1">'{ norm, 9th township, $Jofl, Jan. "2,IJK>,
bounded by Geo. S. I'atU'ison, F. AJ. Hendrlx
nnd others.
Henry Wilkinson, \\*m. Anderson and Andrew
Anderson to Mrs.S. U. Reagan, 17sacres,
8th town?hlp, >1,00". Nov. JO, 18J-5, bounded by
Jordan & Cai wile, Hugh Wilson and others. ,
W. II ParUer to J. IX. Watson. 600 aerer, 1'itli
township, Oct. 8,1*89, bounded by T. G.
iiakcr, Estate Robert Bovd and others.
A. P. Boozer to A. M. Bell. 1 acre, 2d township,
$125. Dec. 9,1881, bounded ou all sides by
A. P. Boozer.
M. A. Kills nnd W. R. Ellis to Henry P. McGhee,
IStVfJ seres, Oct. I, IS.V6, $550, bounded by
John Eilis, H M. Young and others.
Mrs. L. J. Merriman to Board Tru-tees G. E.
Association, 3 acres, 2d township, SiOH, Sept 8,
1880, bounded by C. & G. R. 11. L. J. Merriman
und others.
Guvoruor New toMrs. J.S. Robinson. 2acres
9th township, ?100,Sept.27,1-8'i, bounded by
F. A. Cook, J. W. Lyon, Miss Cress well, R. \\.
T.itofi 2iiid others.
Cyrus II. McCormlck to J. M. Dorn, 50x100
feet, Gtli township, 81, July 8. 1SS0, bounded by
1'ine si root and tin alley, known as lot No, I,
Block M.
Mrs. M.S.Turner to Mrs. Emma DeLonoh,
121 acres, 1st township, 81,70(7, Oct. 2i?, lHKi,
bounded by Estate ol J. A. Stewart, Augusts
rood, Km ma DeLoach and others.
Emma Del.oach to.I. P. I'hlllips,5acres, 1st *
township, 82,000, Oct. 19, IS C, hounded by ???
tate Joiin A. Stejvart, Mrs. E. E. Moore, J. H,
Klco and otlicts.
Harriet K. Duekett to .T, W. Ducket t. 2 acres,
2d township,S , Nov. S.1SM), bounded l>y tho
road to Abbeville, Estate M. W. Coleinan and
Airs. Harriet E. Duekett.
Samuel McGmvan to Airs. A. J. Renrles, 1]^
acres, Mill tract; 700 acres, Sandy Qu^ru t
tract; .'W0 acres, Jones place; 16Ui township,
8 .Sept. 11,1886, 1st, hounded bv Estate San uel
Edwards, deceased; 2d. bounded by Little
Klvcr, E-ta'e Senders Walker and Cat 1'orley;
3d. bounded by Little Ulver, Sanders Walker,
Edmund Drown and E. P. Hnlowny.
J. C. KltiL-h, AIa-<ter to I{. II. I,Ink, 112 acres,
10th township. 8118, Nov. 1. 1886, bounded by
Alary Napier, John Hau^hmnn and others.
Julia I', ('lenient to.Jackson Black and J. J,
n- 1/1*#.> <;? tw,rou OH, tr>un?liln. SjlHI. (?? *._
I!, Visa, iioulided by iots No, :j, 1. (i uu'd a, kiiowu
us lot No. 5.
\VE are indebted to "Emmet" for an able or*
tide in reply to the Xewn and Courier'? recent
Hi tide in reply to I lie I'rexs and Manner,
which we find impossible to get in the piper
ihis morning. It will appear noxt week,
when it will be found to be intcrcstius r?ad>"g.
AIAIIIJIKP?Sunday, November 7, 1S'T>, by
Itev. it. C. i.liroii Air. J. 1>. TATK, of Lownlesviile,
to Ali*s O. 1,. SPOONS, of Anderson ~
MA -IUK!)-At .Monterey, S.C.. on the 3rd
>( November, l.sSii, by Rev. II. Fciine', Mr,
\Y. K. MOUSE lo Miss A. E. CJIAl'M.'.N.
- . . ..... J
Eximskss?J. ('. Miller, J. E. Brown lee, P.
Rosenborg. Miss S. K. More, Mrs. K V. i'itI- ,
ioun, lien ton Jones, Airs. J. II. Lutluicr, Isom
l liom.'is.
Fitiiiyu? W. It. Powell, J* E, Rrou uke,

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