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Preaching Commonplace Truth. A prominent minister has lately Wr published liis conviction that an eleI mentof weakness in his ministry has I been the shrinking from "saying, anil 1 saying again, things that are* common | and even commonplace." We believe I the point is well taken. Without I doubt, many preachers are worried and 1 hampered in precisely this way. A E man sets out to make a sermon, tor mented with the idea that lie must oe origiual, and that whatever he says, he must say something that nobody lias said before; or, at the very least, must find a way of saying something that has never before been found. Asa result he works uneasily and often ineffectively. There is danger, too, of his growiug morbidly self-conscious, and caring more for the impression made by himself than for that made by the truth on his hearers. This snare is to be avoided, not by lapsing lazily into the careless rcpitition of platitudes, but by remembering that people's lives are made up of common things, and that the truth suited to their needs is that which touches common things in a real and earnest way. The fault has often been found with Longfellow's poetry that it is mostly about everyday affairs. Mr. Howell says truly that such a criticism is the highest praise, for it means that ^ Longfellow has given us "the poetry of general human life." And the finest tribute to Wordsworth that we remember is the saying of Mr. Lowell fhof I* Jcs Krkcjf it; of 111** ftif Ai AO yvoi |/VVV1J to v ? we breathe." jfeT Bringing the truth to bear upon familiar experiences is what has made the popularity and success of many preachers who are not afraid to do it. Mr. Moody once illustrated the benelit ' of trying different ways of reading the Bible by his wife's experiments in cooking tomatoes till at last he found a style that he liked. It was a homely comparison for a great audience in the West End of London, but after all, not homlier than thatof the kingdom of heaven to the yeast that a woman puts into her dough. Mr. Spurgeon is another illustrious example of the freshness and power of commonplace truth spoken out of a warm heart and loving sympathy with human needs. Sin is a commonplace fact. The misery it brings is an everyday matter. The doom it threatens is an aflair ol uuiversal concern. The temptations that beset nipn and women and cliil drew are familiar, namaruni, very ordinary prose, not poetry or romance. Aud when we look in the gospel that tells of salvation from sin and help in temptation, we find that its scenes and sai'ings are all linked with everyday life, the workshop and the farm and . the fishing-boat, the household and the market-place. Its good news is of a Saviour who lived aud died not only for men, but with them, and to whom the common people listened gladly because he spoke of common things, and made the highest truth touch vitally the most matter-of-fact duties and trials and cares. The Christian preacher is privileged to declare just such a commonplace gospel, and the fact of its being so is tlie very thing to keep his heart afire and his hope alive, and to preserve him from growing tired or tiresome in preaching it. * ? Jobu Wesley's Silver Plate. . In the year 1776, John Wesley received the following letter, in consequence of a recent resolution of the (government, that circulars snoum ue sent to all persons who were suspected of having plate, on which they had not paid the duty: "Reverend Sin: As the commissioners cannot doubt that you have plate for which you haye hitherto neglected to make* an entry, they have : directed me to send you a copy of the lords' order, and to inform you that they expect you forthwith to make the entry of all your plate, such entry to bear date from the commencement of the plate duty, or from such time as you have owned, used, had or kept any quantity-of silver plate, chargeable by the act of parliament; as in default'thereof, the board will be obliged to signify your refusal to their lordships. "js. B.?An immediate answer is desired." ) J. Wesley replied as follows: "Sir:?I have two silver teaspoons at London, and two at Bristol; this is all the plate I have at present; and I snail not uuy any inure wmie su iuanj around rue want bread." "I am, sir, your most humble servant, John Wesley." |C ? Is it So! r One of the most formidable obstacles to the cause of peace, in this country, is the Revolutionary war. Had the American Revolution failed, it would have been a bloody rebellion. As it succeeded, we call it a glorious Revolution. But the end should not sanctify the means. We should look at it by the light of eternity. Did it not send many a poor soul to his last account "with all his imperfections on his head ?" Would any one give his own soul for all the advantages of the Revolution ? If such a person can bo found, then he can easily answer the question of Christ, "What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" We live by faith, and faith lives by exercise. As is said of some men, they are never well but at work; so here hinder faith from working, and 1TAU AI<A ftMAmiACJ f/\ ito 1 ! Tn A rt /I 1>A jvju aiu cucuiiio iv ua vcij 111c auu uc* iug. Sale of a Valuable Plantation T>Y virtue of a power of sale contained in a -L* mortgage, given to me, by Win. Wilson, dated tlie 2Stn September, 1877, 1 will sell, at pnblie outcry, at Abbeville Court House, on SALEDAY IN APRIL next, (Itli) the following tracts of land, situate in Abbeville countv, to wit: TIIK 1I< >ME<TE AD TRACT, containing THIiEK HUNDRED AND EIGHTYFIVE ACRES, bounded by the Cabell lands, and lands of J. II. Latimer, Estate of John Llnk.and Estateof S.C. MeGaw; and also the FIFTY ACRES, recently cut off from the said tract by the Commissioners of Homestead, and purchased on Saleday in March, by Wm. , - H.Brooks. TERMS-Cash. G. CADE, Mortgagee. March 14,1887,3t Notice. rpHE MILIAVAY BURIAL ASSOCIATION J. will apply for a charter for the said Association April 10th. 1SS7. C. L. WOOLBRIDGE, President. B. PATTER-SON. Vice-President. GEORGE CHILES. Treasurer. G. W. CALHOl'N, Secretary. And otiiers of the said Association. March 3,1SS7, It* B 1 I OU11UU1 UUUHS i All of the Books taught in the Public Schools maybe found at the store of || H. W. LAWSON & CO. March 9,1887, tf r Master's Sale. THE STATE OF SOUrH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. A. J. Salinas & Son, against Rlioda Brown.? Foreclosure. T>Y virtue of an order of sale made in the u above stated case, I will offer for sale at public outcry at Abbeville, C. H., S. C., on saleday in April, 18S7 within the legal hours of sale, the following described property, sit uate In nairt State ana uourny, ig wn: :u> hut tract or pared of land In Ninety-Six township containing One-Fourth of One Acre, more or less, bounded by lands of Charles Tony and C. it G. Railroad. TKKMS OK SALE.?Cash, purchaser to pay for papers. J. C. KLUGH, Master. March 12,lSS7,3t. Sheriff's Sale. I). H. Chambelain and others against Mary E. Brown?Execution. BY virtue of sundry executions to me directed, In the above stated case, I will sell to the highest bidder, at Public Auction, within the legal hours of sale, at Abbeville Court House, on .Monday the fourth day of April, A. D. 1SS7, all the right, title and Interest of Mary E. Brown in the following described property to wit: All that tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Abbeville South Carolina, and containing ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-TWO ACRES, more or less, and bounded by lands of T. Edward Calhoun, M. J. McCelvey, C. A. White and others levied on and to be sold as the property of Mary E. Brown to satlsty the aforesaid execution and costs. rr.fT.Mo n...l. I P 11 nr-HWIT I niV.UD?V ur.11. o. x*. \y. March 8, 1SS7, 3t. Sheriff, A. C. Sheriffs Sale. C. II. Orr against Jane F. Beatty and C. S. Beatty? Execution.BY virtue of an execution to me directed( in the above stated case, I will sell to the highest bidder, at Public Auction, within the legal hours of sale, at Abbeville Court House, on Monday the fourth day of April, A. D. 1887, all the right, title and Interest of Jane F. Beatty in the following described property to wit: All that tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in theConnty of Abbeville, South Carolina, and known as the Robinson Place and containing THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ACRES more or less, and bounded by lands of Cath, erine Lomax, the Savannah River, W. TMcGee and others, levied on and to be sold as the property of Jane F. Beatty to satisfy the aforesaid execution and costs. TERMS?Cash. J. F. C. DuPRE, March S. 1887, St. Sheriff, A. C. Sheriff's Sale. J. P. Kennedy and L. M. Bonner against E. B. Norrls?Execution. DY virtue of an execution to me directed, in ^ the above stated case, I will sell to the highest bidder, at Public Auction, within the legal hours of sale, at Abbeville Court House, on Monday the fourth day of April, A. D. 1887. all the right, title and interest of E. B. Norrls In the following aescrioeu property 10 wu: All that tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Abbeville, South Carolina, and containing THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHT ACRES. more or less, and bounded by lands of Eliza McAdams, T. T. Wakefield, Thomas Rlchey, John Murdock and others levied on and to he sold as the property of E. B. Norris to satisfy the aforesaid execution and costs. TERMS?Cash. J. F. C. DuPRE, March 8,1887, 3t. Sheriff, A. C. Sheriff's Sale. White Brothers cl al against John Wilkerson ?Execution. T?Y virtue of sundry executions to me dlrect^ ed. in the above stated case, I will sell to the highest bidder, Bt public auction, within the legal hours of sale, at Abbeville Court House, on Monday the fourth day of April A. D. 1887, all the right, title and interest or John Wilkerson (being 1-5 interest) in the following described property, to wit: All that tractor parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the town of Bradley, in the County of Abbeville, South Carolina, and known as the residence of Mrs. Ella Pounds, deceased, and containing One (1) Acre, more or less, and bounded by lands of the A. & K. R. R., public street, P. H. Bradley and others. Levied on and to be sold as the property of John Wilkerson to satisfy the aforesaid execution and costs. TERMS?Cash. J. F. C. DuPRE, March 8,18S7,3t Sheriff A. C. Sheriff's Sale. H. M. Spikes ct al atjalnst John R. Tolbert et al ?Executions. T>Y virtue of sundry executions to medirectIJ -.1 I.. .. ???? T ...III ooll 111 IUU nuvivc niuivu I.UOC, i "111 ncu IU the highest bidder, at public auction, within the legal liours of sale, at Abbeville Court House, on Monday the fourth day of April A. IX 1887, all the right, title and Interest of John It. Tolbert in the following described property to wit: All that tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Abbeville, South Carolina, and known as the Waller or Burnt House place, and containing Nine Hundred and Fifty Acres, more or loss, and bounded by lands of Jesse Rook, William Harrolson, H. M. Spikes and others. Also, One Hundred Acres, more or less, known as the Ninety-Six place, and bounded by tbe G. & C. R. R., Jeflerson Floyd. Estate of John A. Stewart and otheis Levied on and to be sold as tbe property of John R. Tolbert, to satisfy the aforesaid executions and costs. TERMS?Cash. J. F. C. DuPRE, March 8,1SS7,3t Sheriff A. C. Notice to Creditors. THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. IH THE COMMON PLEAS. ThoonliiluK Baker as Administrator with fhp will annexed of Jas. M. Latimer, deceased, Plaintiff, vs. Carrie A. Latimer, Mary E. M. Daker, et al., Defendants.?Action to Marshal Assets, Enjoin Creditors, etc. The creditors of james m. latinier, deceased, are hereby notified and required, in accordance with ail order of the Court passed in the above entitled action, to come in and establish their demands before me on or before TUESDAY, APRIL 5th, 1887, or be lmrred the b( nefit of this suit; this notice not t<> include the claim of the defendant, James M. Baker. J. C. KLUGH, Master. March 5,1FS7,-it Notice to Creditors. THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. COURT OK COMMON PLEAS. J. A. Smith, Plaintiff, vs. P. L. Sturkey, et al., Manganese Mining and Manufacturing Company, Defendants. A LL THE CREDITORS OF THE McCORmick Manganese Manufacturing Company are hereby notified and required, in accordance with an orderof the Court passed in theabove entitled action, to present and prove their demands before me on or before WEDNESDAY. A1*KIL 6 th, 1887, or be barred the benefits or tints Buit. J. C. KLUGH, Master. March 5,1887,4t NOTICE. THE Supervisors of Roads in each Township will order the Overseers under their charge to put the roads in complete order by the loth of April next. Overseers will warn farmers not to encroach upon the highway by planting crops in the road. By order of the Board. J. T. PARKS, Clerk B. C. C. March 9,18S7,4t Notice. ri'HE School Commissioner will be in his of? flee on the following days to register school claims nod attend to other business, viz: Saturday, 26th March. Saturday, 16th April. , Saturday, 11th May. Saturday, 18th June, and every Saleday dur- ' ing the school months. ~ ~E* C0.WAN. r eo. id, i68(, u wcuooi commissioner. Notice. I HEREBY forewarn all persons from hunting or fishing or killing any game on my land by day or by night, under penalty of the Jaw. JOHN GAULDEN. I March 16,1887, tf HBSwH b . i - Will Make Close Prices to Clubs. Special Prices Made to Large Buyers. Send for Circulars and Testimonials. b i 3 1 A X as n ft 2 J ? 1 < 8 * H * ? 2 " OQ H (3 >, . 05 fc | S H /?s ^ ? o P ^ j s w ^ 3b|5^ Ha T"i 9 fi H ^^**1 h 3 a, A t=> 0 o It cS n 3 : I o 0 g i | & MM M -g J ho s: Ei I s P 5 w ; & 0 H u . S i s is ^ o % : 11 mg? J ^ ? I 0 [=> i ? f 2 B rh 2 110 ^ H I 8 M hi ECS i? * H & J | * I >> 1 ? 0 ? o - I 4 B . c3 ? K ns ? ? a H ? p 5 0 P S J S p *a4 o "i I ? t= 5 | J 3 A ^ ! 111 SS o - H I?I UJ <y LJ M P 1 I * >> ? Jl * ? ^ 1 * HI ~w *\ S < 0 For Further Particulars, Address the Undersigned at Abbeville, S. C. J. H. HOLCOMB. > S 4 . i i ' SCHOOL TRUSTEES -OFAbbeville County. TOWNSHIP l.-T. L. Moore, J. N. King, Jno. R. Moore. Township 2.?C. A. C. Waller, T. F. Riley, J. F. Coleman. Township 3.?G. W. Connor, W. J. Moore, T. R. Blnckwell. Township 4.?J. W. Mattlson, E. L. Waldrop, M. Erwtn. Township 5.?Wesley Crawford, Dr. E. H. Edwards, J. R. C. Dunn. Township 6.?T. L. Haddon, B. H. Eakln, W. E. Morrison. Township 7.?G. W. Collins, A. F. Young, Jaa. L. White. Township 8.?E. W. Watson, J. M. Prultt, William Bentley. Township 9.?T. M. Jay, J. D. Neel, M. D., W. C. Robinson. Township 10.?J. L. Pressly, John Lyon. A. K. Watson. Township 11.?W. A. Templeton, Jno. G. Edwards, S. H. Cochran. Township 12.?J. h. Bell, m. d., John d. Alewlne, R. O. McAdams. Township 13.?I. H. McCalla, J. W. Huckabep, J. B. Moseley. Township 14.?E. Calhoun, W. M. Tazgart, M. D.. J. H. Hester. Township 15.?P. H. McCaslan, W. R. Powell, W. R. McBrlde. Township 16.?James Cothran, Jr., L. B. Ramoy, W. H. Brltt. E. COWAN, Chm. Bd. Ex. A. C. Jan. 26,1580. tf Med. copy. CLOTHING AT COST. CLOTHING AT COST. DON'T FORGET TO CALL AT E. A. TEMPLETON & CO'S AND SEE THEIR CLOTHING AT ACTUAL COST. Jan. 19, 1887, tf INSURANCE LICENSE. Executive Department. nrvrrir nr PnMPTRm.I.KR (lENEHAI,. Columbia, S. C., Sept. 24,188<5. [ CERTIFY, That Mr. J. T. PARKS, of Abbeville, Agent cf THE CIIEASAPEAKE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, Incorporated by the District of Columbia, has complied with the requisitions of tho Act of the General Assembly entitled "An Act to regulate the Agencies of Insurance Companies not Incorporated In the State of South Carolina," and I hereby license the said Mr. J. T. Piirks. Agent Hforesald, to take risks and transact all business of Insurance in this State, in the County of Abbeville, for and In behalf of said Company. Expires March 31st, 1847. W. E. STONEY, Comptroller General. April 7,188G. BLGODEDlMRAMOCK FOR SALE. TERSEY BULL CALVES. GRADE JER tl sey Heifers out of extra milkers, Essex Pigs, Bronze Turkeys. Gnme Chickens, Pekln Ducks and Scotch Collie Pups. All from prize stock. Address W. H. FRAZIER, Dec. 1, 1886, lm Niuety-Six, S. C. PEREIN & COTHRAN, .Attorneys at Law, ABBEVILLE, S. C. WM. H. PARKER W. C. McGOWAN* PARKER & McGO WAN ATTORNEYS AND SOLICITORS, aubeville", c. h., s. c. WILL practice also in the Circuit Courts oj the United Statesfor South CarolinaJan 7.1880, tf Copartnership Notice. undersigned have this day formed a 1 copartnership for the practice of law under the firm uame of DeBRUIXL A BRADIjE Y. Office No. 2 O'Neal Range. M. P. DeBRUHL, W. O. BRADLEY. January 1st, 1888. tf Cloaks and Jackets. WE have a few ladles cloaks aDd Jackets still on hand that we are offering at less than net cost. Come and get one. W. JOEL SMITH & SON. Jan. 5,1887, tf The Place to Get What You Want! THOS, M. CHRISTIAN HAVING bought the interest of Mr. JOHN WILSON in the business formerly conducted by them jointly will keep always in store, a complete stock ol FANCY GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS and CONFECTIONERIES of all kinds. The best and cheapest CIGARS and TOBACCO. Tho FINEST WINES and LIQUORS. Sweet Mash Corn Whiskey For medical purposes a specialty. Also, Choice Liquors of any kind for medical purposes. Give him acall. Satisfaction guaranteed All persons indebted to the firm of Christian it Wilson must make immediate payment. THOS. M. CHRISTIAN, Abbeville, S. C. Fob. 13,1884, tf We are Sole Agents FOR TI1E "ELECTRIC" CUTLERY. Scissors. Shears. Razors and Knives; abi-o lutely the bc>;t floods ever offered to customers. If the ladles will glvo the "Electric" (shears and Scissors and the gentlemen the ["Klectrlc" llazors a trial they will not have any thing else. Lookout for our handsome "Electric' show ease on the right, as you enter our store. W. JOEL SMITH & SON. Jan. 5.1887, tf Piedmont Air-Line, Richmond & Danville R. R., Columbia & * Greenville Division. CONDENSED SCHEDULE. IN EFFECT DECEMBER 19, 1886. (Trains run on 75lh Meridian tluiE.) SOUTHBOUND. NO 52. NORTHBOUND. NO. 63. Lve. Walh&lla S 55 om Lve. Columbia...] 1 00 ftm Lve. Seneca 9 17 am Lve. Newberry... 1 03 pin Lve. Spartanb'rg..ll 30 w Lve. Ninety-Six.. 2 30 pin Lvo. Abbeville...10 45 am'Lve. Greenwood. 2 52 pm ' Lve. Laurens 8 20 am Arr. Greenville... 5 53 Jun Lvo. Greenville.. 9 -10 am] Arr. Laurens 5 55 pin Lve. Greenwood.12 5C pin Arr. Abbeville... 4 35 pm Lvo. Ninety-Six.. 1 41 pin Arr. Spartanburg 4 85 pin Lvo. Ncwborry... 3 07 pin Arr. Seneca 6 02 pin Arr. Columbia.... 5 15 pin| Arr. Valhalla 6 35 pm Arr. Augusta 9 2U |iin'Arr. Atlanta iu iu pm , No. 58 makes close connection for Atlanta. No. 52 uiakcs close connection for Augusta aacl Charleston at Columbia. JAS. L. TAYLOR, Gen'l Pass. Apent. 1). CAUDWKLL, A. P. A., Columbia, S. C. SOL. HAAS, Trufllc Manager. Coffins at Lowndesville. JW. SICiX lias COFFINS at Lowndesville , in csire of Dr. J. 11. MOSELY. The Hearse will be sent from Abbeville when required. Abbovlile, May 12, 1886. tf ' v.*-'. TO THE MERCHANTS ! WE ALWAYS HAVE ON SPOT TWENTY TO TWENTY-FIVE CARS -I mp&t r.nRM FimiR. AKin sm nm. A IVIIan I ] WWItllj kvwiij (II1W WMMW was vi -j And can give prompt augusta shipment at all times, these goods are shipped us on consignment, and will be sold at market prices. Ask lor prices by WIRE. Satisfaction guaranted. > y*>V .'.5% ROGERS & CO., '.'vi! Augusta, 6a. ' Jan. 26,1887.tr TOYS! TOYS! TUKS! Don't fail to see E. A. TEMPLETON & CO'S j Toys. Very Cheap. ll If you want to see something beautiful go and see Assortment of French Candy in the New Show Case at ?. A. TEMPLETON & CO'S. E. A. TEMPLETON & CO have filled up their store and a now have complete lines of Dry Goods, Groceries, Gents Furnishing Goods, Crockery, &c. The 5c. counter at E. A. TEMPLETON & CO'S is renewed every day. Don't fail to examine the 5c. counter. Notions, Notions, Notions of all kinds, at jj E. A. TEMPLETON & CO. 1 PALMETTO SALOON. lit lamest ill tat SMal In Ii Ik tMntri. . J; WITH SELECT BRANDS OF ^ ^ JpiNE QLD -^yHISKEY, JJRANDY AND ^y^INES, jpOREIGN AND J~JOMESTIC, JJUBLIN AND J^IYERPOOL pORTER AnD ALE' J1112811 J}EER ALWAYS ON JJAND. .| Also a JpULL J^E OF FJIOBACCO, QIGARS AND QIGARETTS, Jy/JOUNTAIN Q-AP JJYE AND gT0NE J^JOUNTAIN QORN -yyHISKIES A (gPECIALTY. . : M Thos. McGettigan, Proprietor I No, 4 Washington Street. P B SPEED. 1 Keep constantly on hand a full and well selected stock of pure DRUGS, CHEMICALS, etc.. etc. All the latestand popular linesof PATent and proprietary medicines. HERJBINE, the best Liver Medicine, cures Dyspepsia. For sale onlu by us. Try our blackberry cordial for Summer Complaint. and our COMPOUND-SYRUP SARSAPARILLA with IODIDE POTASH for the Blood. BED BUG POISON, the most convenient way of destroying these Insects. DIAMOND DYES all the staple and fashionable colors. A full line of FANCY GOODS. TOILET ARTICLES, STATIONARY, etc.. etc. The best brands of CIGARS, TOBACCO AND CIGARETTES. A complete stock of WHITE LEADS. PAINTS. OILS. VARNISHES, ETC., ETC. PAINT BRUSHES. WINDOW GLASS, GOLDEN MACHINE OIL. We sell the celebrated Harrison Bros. PREPARED PAINT, the best In the market. Special attention paid to the _J Prescription Department. Physician's prescriptions and Family Recipes filled at all hours of day and night by txperlenced aud competent hands. Orders by haud or mail promptly attended to. P. B. SPEED. bTk. beacham, 1 ABBEVILIiE, S. C. ] n i ueaier m Sash, Doors, blinds, Mould- I INGS, BRACKETS, &c. 'J THE LOWNDESVILLE STOVE AND TIN HOUSE. | LOWNDESVILLE, S. C. Has open fid a large stock ok stove and tinware, potware. granite IRONWARE, CROCKERY, CHINA AND GLASSWARE, WOODENWARE, TABLE AND POCKET CUTLERY. In fact, we keep everything that is usually Icept in a flretrclass HOUSE FURNISHING STOIIE, at prices to suit the buyer. We also manufacture TIN AND SHEET IRONWARE, and make n specialty of ROOKING AND GUTTERING. We buy for CASII and must sell that way, or for approved security, we will sell stoves on crcdit till fall. When in town call on us, whether you wish to buy or not, and get our prices, and be convinced that we keep in stock what we advertise, and sell at rock bottom PRICES. PAY HIGHEST PRICES FOR'fclDES AND BAGS. STOVE AND TIN HOUSE, ?F. Q. DOlVrKTAtiD, MANAGER. I . Greenwood Marble Works! LEAVELL & GAGE, PROPRIETORS. Latest Designs in American and FOREIGN MARBLE. - r*j ^ Eeadstones and Monuments al- aIslea, ways on hand and made to order. zj EaS ORDERS SOLICITED WORK GUARANTEED.