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m? aB==-?The Press a ad Banner Wednesday, April 13,1887. Wllion<Erwin Dower Case. The Supreme Court having dismissed the appeal lu this ease, the Probate Court will firoceed tosetofF dowe-as s ion as the parties n Interest may nominate appraisers. This is the official paper in the ease: The State ok Socth Carolina, St'l'reme Cot'rt. Elizabeth Wilson. Plain i-V, Respondent, vs. Malcolm Erwin. I)efei Hnt, Appellant.? AnDeal from Eighth trcuit, At)heviile County. Upon ttie affidavit of M J. C. C. Feather ton, attorney for Respondent, and the certificate of the Clerk of the S iprome Court, showing that no return ha* i> <'n filed with the Clerk of this Court, in rdnnce with Rules 1 and 2, on motion of Mr >atherston, attorney for Respondent, it t< ordered, that the appeal herein be dlstni s. I for want ol prosecution, with costs. April 11th, 18S7. ALBERT M. BOOZER, Cle k of Supreme Court. Filed April 11th, 1S87. A true copy. Attest: Albert m. Booziik, C'erk Supreme Court. Pun." We are in receipt of a neatly printed card bearing the following words, with the natne filled In with pen : "Pass Hugh Wilso i. Editor, between all towns and cities, over all lines of roads that he may wish to travel, until next meeting of Congress. ma-oam onnnnf lner fhli: "uosuiiiu.ia.--i nt pvidwii t<vii.b ..... pass expressly agrees to buy a ticket or pay his fare. Congressmen and editors all treated alike. The Tribune Publishing Co., "Mercantile Printers and Stationers, Publishers, Greenwood, S. C." The printing would do credit to any establishment. Enstrr Elections. The following was the result of the Easter elections, held In Trinity church last Monday: Wardens.?\Vm. H. Parker, B. 8. Barnwell. Vfstry.?Wm. H. Parker, J. T. Robertson, W. C. McGowan, W. A. Lee, O. T. Calhoun. Delegates to Convention.?Wm. H. Parker, W. C. Benet, W. A. Lee, Edward Parker. Delegates to Convocation.?Wrn. H. Parker. O. T. Calhoun. B. S. Barnwell, Treasurer. W. C. McGowan, See. Vestry, Found Something; in IXIn Barn. LastSale Day evenltu: Mr. T. L. Haddon living eight miles Northwest of Abbeville viiinirA foiiml three AO nound sacks of rtour and a side of bacon in his bam, hid away in his fodder. Mr. Haddo i moved the flour and bacon to his "flour hour4," and on Thursday night some one entered his barn and moved about two thousand bundles of fodder in search for the flour and bacon. He has uo Idea who put the flour and bacon in his barn. This should be a wanting to people to lock their barns. ?? Bell's St*re of Bounty and Excellence. Wjc. E. Bell's Opening was a grand success. Crowds of laales from the town and country visited his store on Wednesday to see one of the finest displays of hats, bonnets, millinery and dress go ds, that was ever exhibited In the up-country. His hats were perfect beauties, and his dn-ss goods and trimmings to match can't surpassed in any large city. If you havn't vi? ted his store, it will pay you to do so. Beleawd ou Ball. W. C Benet, Esq.. attorney for James F. Franklin, applied for a vrlt or Habeas corpus on yesterday before T-lal Justices M. P. DeBrubl and O. T. Calho.?. In the absence of Solicitor Orr, Captain Bonham represented the State. The Justhcs fixed the ball at S800. The bond was then signed by Messrs. Wm, C. Robinson, J.J. Bracktul'. James F. Davis, Joe Frank White and Joh' T. White, and Franklin was released from confinement. The bond la perfectly good. The Aiken Jonriml and Review. Mr. L. C. Ligon, well known in this community, Is the editor of that sterling honest paper, the Aiken Journal and Review. With characteristic energy, he is ever on the alert to do anything for the ifare of his adopted borne but last week he excellend himself in publishing an illustrated edition of his paper, showing the innny advantages of the place as a health resort. Messrs. T. P. Cotiiran, J. F. Miller and G. W. Syfan, Jr., are butltHng houses in Abbeville. JudgeMcGowan will build at an early day. The Presbyterians will soon rebuild their church. From this it would seem that thflro la lira atill left in the old town. Messrs. P. B. Speed, W. E. Bell, J. S. Perrin, and J. L. Perrin left bbeville yesterday to attend the wedding fo-nigbt of Miss Etter Baker and Mr. James Fran vh. $4,000 dollars worth of S.'h->ol Claims wanted. Will give goods at o'?>*e cash prices, or will take tbein at 8 per cei.t. off lace value. W. E. Bell. 4-13 Wallingford Sc Rush: ll have received another car load of mule -, which they will sell cheap for cash or for K'mkI paper. Mr. Samuel Visa>*-k \, of Charleston, is pending a few days with his parents in Abbeville. L. Wardlaw Smith, Esq, of Atlanta, come home last weejt. Mr. Jttliuu Vxsasssa spent the Passover In AbbavlUe. The mocking birds seem unusually merry this spring. Hiiv from II. T>. Rmdp. Ha has all sort*. 4-13 Yesterday was the hot test day of the seaton. Ninety-Six Dots. Ninety-Six, S. C., April 12,1887. Nothing of Importance has transdired in our town since our last, except, perhaps, the town election and the arrival or Mr. Leltch and Mr. Marshall the evangelist?. Mr. Leitch. Is a powerful speaker and Is doing a great and good work in the land. They nold two services aday in the Methodist church. So far the attendance has been go*d. The people are stirred up and comment can bf hud on all sides, all In favor of the work. The following ticket was elected to serve the town the next ensuing year: Intendant?J. D. Watson. Wardens?Geo. M. Anderson, J. S. Wilson, A. Mac. Turner, William Johnson. Miss Pauline Arthur, of Union, is visiting ber friend Miss Agnes Rice. Everybcdy should go out and hear Mr. Leltch, the evangelist. It will do them good. CapL E. M. Lipscomb, who has been on a visit to Charleston on business, has returned. Mr. George Susong, of the Atlantic, Greenville A Western Railway Company spent several days In Ninety-Six last week. Ho says the prospects of getting over the mountains into East Tennessee nre good. Knoxville wants the road and offers 8350,000. Greenville la the ouly town of any Importance that stands off. I guess she hinks the road will go there anyway, but there will bo a time hp will chancre her Idea unless ?hp nlnnks down the money. Ti.e day and time for oonrtlng the countenanco or Influence of certain towns in thin scheme has past. It takes money to build railr<<H s, and if Greenville would have this gieat thoroughfare run through her limits she must be up and doing,for there will be a day when it is too late. Mr. D. H. Tonikins, of Edgefleld is usiug about twenty tons or fertilizers. He intends to make a spoon or spot! a horn. Colonel Lewis M". Moore of the Atlantic, Greenville and Western Railway was in town last week. He is hoptril and go over the line towards Knoxvllle within Ihe next week. We hear It mooted that some of our citizens have on hands a .-vheme to extend the limits of our town too.iemile. We sincerely hope this will not meet with encouragement. At the last election on the ?th Inst., 62 votes were cast, 31 white ai< I 31 colored. The extention of our limits will bring in three col ored votes to one wh'te vote. Besides, It Is much easier to patrot nd control a small area than a large one. Mr. E. 8. Addison caught a rare bird on his plantation which upo: reference to "Anduber's Birds of America' we find to be the "American Coot," a nut ve ot Southern Florida and lower Louisiana. ('apt. M. B. PlpsI comb has also found a; range bird, which so far we are unahle to mi e. "Boss," Mr. David A ken's Hambletonlan stallion, was in Ninety--ix last Saturday. He 1b a good one. Everybody seemed well pleased with him. Our farmers are puslii >g things and makine the best use of the tine weather. Rain Is badly needed as well as warm weather. The last few days we have had. A great deal of corn Has ueen piuuieu, uuu iwiilmi xjow in wltb a rush. Mrs. Jdo. C. Teldeman of Charleston, sister of Mr. Geo. C. Probst, and her little boys are here on a short visit. A good many of our citizens were In Abbeville last week, attending a reference court before his Honor J. C. Klugh. The many frleuds of Judge McOowan and of the Presbyterian congregation regret to hear of their great loss by Are recently. Mr. Gilmore Carter, of Columbia, is in town on a short visit. Sunday seems to be a favorite day for the bees. No less than thre>* swarms were out last Sunday. Mr. C. T. Whltton, who i now carrying on a large wagon shop In Laurent, is at homo on a visit to bis family. The officers elect of th? Sons of Temperance will be Installed on uexi Thursday niijbt. The people for miles aouud are attending Mr. Leltch's meetings. MaJ. Fouche's plnders are of the Spanish variety, and are said to be the best kind to plant. EAST END. S > ?? OFFICERS OF THE LAW. THE CONTEST FOR TRIAL JUSTICE AT McCORMICK. j Letters anil Papers Conneete<l Willi the Appointment?Interview With Senator Hemphill Mnttorit Pertainlne to the Flrat Content. The appointment of the Trial Justices in this county having excited some interest-on the part of a few of our citizens, and thinking that we might Ret a readable parcurraph froni ? .r.otoi. iinmnhiiK wo interviewed him last week on the subject of the last appointment ?that of W. A. Smith, of McCormtck. He expressed perfect willingness to give any inforI rnation of which he was possessed and drew [ from an old carpet bag many letters, petitions, and official documents pertaining to | Trial Justices, from which Senator Hemphill I called our attention to the following, as throwing some light on the matter in ques-J | tion: I State of South Carolina, Executive Ciiamiier, columhia, S. C., March 23,18S7. Hon. Robert R. Hemphill, Senator: Sir?The Governor directs me to send you the enclosed papers, recommendations for appointment as Trial Justice to fill the office made vacant by the resignation of Mr. Colhran, and to ask that the delegation make suggestions as to the appointment. Very respectfully, Louis P. Ciiazal, Private Secretary. Petition for the Appointment or W. A. Smith. McCokmick. S. G\, March 15,1SS7. To his Excellency the Governor : In view of the resignation of James C'othran, Jr., Esq., the present Trial Justice at this point, we, the subscribers, earnestly recommend to your Excellency the appointment of W. A. Smith, is In every way qualified for the intelligent and ettlcieut discharge of duty, as his successor. James Cotliran. Jr., J. H.Grant, Jas. A. Edmunds. John Brown, O. M._Dorn, R. J. Robinson, M. M., Jno. K.Kay, J. w??f J. M. Chamberlain. A. A. Tra> lor, Ex. ngt., William Harmon, G. M. Lanier, M. L. B. Sturkey, W. C. Ludwlck, W. H. Mlms, T. A. Box, Jas. A. Crelghton, S. B. Smith, J. N. Whltten, Henry Baiighman, W. O. Sturkey, Jas. C. Jennings Juo. R. Norrls, J. P. Robinson, M. D, Z. Harris, l^y Reason, A. A. Stuart, J; W. Peak, Jas. Walsh, J. L. Harris, J- B. Harmon. P. B. Calhoun. O. A. Taylor, M. D., J. P. Pitts, artist, W.A.Branch, G. T. Baugh man, P. L. Sturkey, W. W. Beasley, J. M- Cothran, William Davis, W iMe Bank, J. F. Eumnnds, J. E. Edmunds, Samson Carroll, -I'm ?r0IWIJ' jas. Bensley, J. S. McLaln, Peter McCain, T. A. Harris, R. L. Smith, T. J. Donohue, J. S. Bland. Application of R. A. McCiwilnn. Troy, s. C., March 15,18S7. To Dr. J. C. Maxwell: Dear Sir?James Cothran has sent h's resignation to the Governor as Trial Justice. I write to you to see If you cannot get me apnxiniM in his rilace. he sent his resignation Fn on last Saturday. I wish you would write to tlie Governor to-morrow. Yours truly, K. A. McCaslan. Dr. !Yaxw?ll Endorses Mr. McCanlnn. of Troy, for Trial Justice of 3fc> Cormick. Greenwood. S. C., March 16, 1887. To hut Excellency Gov- Richardson : Sut?I enclose letter of ex-Trial Justice McCaslan. Mr. Mct'aslan was one of the most efficient Trial Justices in the county and was displaced at last appointment. He is competent and worthy. Respectfully, J. C. Maxwell. Representative* Young, Rnrniori, Mars and Parker Recommend (he Appointment of Smith. Due West, S. C\, March 20,1887. Gen. It. It. Hemphill: Dear Friend?I freely concur in recommending W.A.Smith, of MeCormlck, as a suitable person to fill the place vacated by Jas. Cothran, Jr., as Trial Justice. I have no personal acquaintance, but the statement of my friend R. J. Robinson satisfies me. Yours truly, J. N. Young. Donalds, S. C? March 25,1887. Dear Sir?Your favor received. In reply will say I have no preference in regard to the appointment OI j rim jusiicc, uum uic ujipucants, I suppose, are very good men and well qualified to 1111 the office. Mr. Smith wrote me a few days since. Ho says he has the approbation of all thecltizensof McCormick, together with Hon. It. J. Itoblnson, and I don't hplleve he would endorse a man if he was not the man for the office. Yours respectfully, W. E. Barmork. Mt. Carmel, S. C., March 29,1SS7. Hon. R. R. Hemphill, Abbeville, S. C. : My Deak Friend?Having received yours of 28th instant through brother Gus. As to the appointment of Wiley A. Smith, of McCormick, to All the vacancy of Jas. Cothran, Jr., resigned as Trial Justice, I will Join the delegation in the support and recommendation of Wiley A. Smith's appointment. Yours truly, W. D. Mars. I recommend the appointment of W. A. Smith for Trial Justice. Wm. H. Parker. Mr. McKellar Shown General Hemphill how he May "Reinstate*' Himself With H1h Constituent*, and Reeoine Popular. Troy, 8. C., March 19.1887. Senator Hemphill: Dear Sir?I have hist read in to-days Chronicle that James Cothran, of McCormick, has resigned as Trial Justice. To reinstate yourself with a large number of your constituents. recommenii the appointment of Squire Bob McCaslan. You will tind this to bea popular move. I have said nothing to Bob about it. If necessary he will live at McCormick. Act at once. Respectfully, W. P. McKellak. General Hemphill Doesn't Care for Nach Popularity?lie 1a Actuated by a Sense or Duty. Abbeville, S. C., March 2S, 18S7. TT. P. McKcllar, Esq., Troy, S. C. : Dear Sik?A press of business has delayed a reply to yours of the 19th instant urging the appointment of H. A. McCaslan as Trial Justice in place of Jas. Cothran, Jr., resigned until now. You misapprehend the motives which actuate me as Senator from Abbeville county in consenting to appointments made by the Governor. That the course you suggest would "reinstate" me "with a large nuin ber of" my "constituents-' and that "it will be a popular move" is no inducement for me to sustain any one for the place. "Public office U a public trust" and as long as I am Senator from Abbeville I shall strive to do my duty, to the people who have honored me, without being Influenced by any expectation of future political support. Yours truly, Kobkkt It. Hkmphill. ,1fr. McKellar Finding that Senator Hemphill, Like Deacon Smltl), Ik "Truly Good," Concludes to Let "Ephraliu'' Alone. Troy, 8. C., March 29,1SS7. Hon. Robert It. Hemphill, Abbeville, 8. C.: Deak Sik?Yours of this date received and noted with interest. You have misconstrued my letter to you in reference to the appoint ment of R. A. McCaslan as a Trial Justice. So far cs I have been able to learn, there is no charge against Mr. McCaslan either as a man or an officer. And I am credibly Informed that he was much more strongly recommended for the position than any other man. I am, also, credibly informed that your only objection to him was and Is, that he voted for I)r. Maxwell four years ago; and that you boasted of an Intention to throw out every Justice that voted against you. My first letter was based up >n this information, and hence your reply fails utterly to meet the case. In stead or trying to influence you to do wrontr, I attempted to persuade you to do light. As a representative of tlic people of this community, you had no right to ignore their wishes in the appointment of a local officer. Tills needs no argument. My letter was really more in your Interest than McCaslan's, and I am astonished at your reply. Well, If you are satisfied, I am. Respectfully. William P. McKellar. Ai to the Firat Contest for Appointincut. We notice that Mr. McKellar says that he is "credibly informed that your only objection to him (McCaslan) was and Is, that ho voted for Dr. Maxwell." Senator Hemphill?That Is an entire mistake. Whether ho voted for me or against me had nothing to do with his appointment. I know that many of the Trial Justices In this county did not vote for me, and I know that some who were not re appointed did vote for me. When Dr. Maxwell was declared elected in the previous race neither I nor my friends made any such charge against Dr. Maxwell, as Mr. McKellar here makes against me. I and my friends accepted the situation, and, so far as I know, none of us have indulged in such groundless charges, and unbecoming insinuations. We observe that Mr. McKeller says Mr. McCaslan "was much more strongly recom mended for the position than any other man." Senator llempliiH?That may have been so. I heard in Columbia last December Unit a petition had Iwvn sent to the (Jovcrnor, but neither Mr. MuCusIan nor any of his friends presented It to me. Mr. MeCas'an never intimated to me that he desired a reappointment. There wns, however, a contest for the place. A petition for another man wns also sent. I therefore recommended a third party, f. a. cooic, of Troy, received the appointment. It is said that he has always voted against me. So von see the injustice of Mr. McKellar'sae cus'ntinns. In the appointment of the Trial ices 1 hail an eye rinele to the public good. Mr. McKcller says there is no chargeagainst Mr. McCaslan. Senator Hemphill?If a man is entitled to hold office until charges nre preferred against him, he could possibly, if heevcrgot in office, hold the place during life. I think rotation in office well for the people. To give one set of men the offices for life is against (he principles of our Democratic form of government. The living thought or underlying principle of the Democratic party is rotation in office. A few wholesome changes in our political, judicial and executive officers are for the public good. Ir Governor Richardson and other State oflicers should claim to be continued in their offices because there was no "charge against" them, they might hold the offices forever, and finally begin to think that the ineople and the State of South Carolina belonged to them. 0 0m A NEGLECTED GRAVE YARD. The T<nst Resting; Place of Honored | Citizens, Beloved Preachers, un?l j (iallant Soldiers Xeeds Attention ?A Proposition for their Friends to Meet on the 10th or .May. Editor Press and Banner: I suppose almost every one of middle nge, nini esooeinllv Methodists, in Abbeville eoun ty, has heard ol "Old Tabernacle" nearCokPsbury. I visited the place a few days ago* and was saddened when I walked over the cemetery where rest the remains of so many honored men, and saw evidences of apparent, neglect on the part of those interested. I can hardly believe it is from want of interest on the part of friends, and relatives, but because there is no concert of action ; and it. is for the purpose of bringing this about that I trouble yon with these few lines. Let me premise by sayingtbat "Tabernacle Academy''was established here about seventy years ago, an institution of learning under Methodist influence, and from which, in after years, sprang the famous Cokesbury Conference School some two miles off, in a healthier locality. On this spot was built by Ilev. Jas. E. (ilenn, for the neighborhood, one of the best framed buildings I ever saw, used both as a church and school house; and here Dr. Stephen Olln began his career as a teacher, was converted at a camp meeting a few hundred yards off", entered the ministry and electrified a continent by ills brilliant oratory and profound exposition of the doctrines of Christianity. This hallowed building was ruthlessly torn down by the stewards of the Circuit without the consent, or knowledge of the citizens of Cokesbury, and moved to Greenwood, and put up for a parsonage. It has since been sold, I learn, tor rtebt.. There now remains only ihe "grave yard;" and in its bosom sleep such preachers as Itevs. John Porter, Henry Hass, l>r. Cottrell and Samuel Dunwody. Ten Confederate soldiers arc buried here, among them two Brigadier Generals N. G. Evans and M. \V. Gary, Col. Herndon, and Capf. John II. Gary. Here rest likewise the remains of some of tlie best citizens of tills surrounding country?the Connors, some of whom lived during the last century, the Hcrndons, the Kluglis, the Moores, the theGarys, and Mabry. I.saw upon one slab "Vilet Urightman" died January, 17!i9. Xo monuments, as yet, to tnc memory of some of the brave and heroic defenders of their country, but I hear that there will be. This is hallowed ground, and deserves far more attention than it receives. I then-Core appeal to the friends and relatives of the dead who are buried there, to meet and adopt some plan to carry out what I am sure is their desire. 1 would suggest that all who can do so, meet there (at tlie cemetery) on tlie 10th day of May, the national memorial day, when steps can be taken to form a cemetcry association for the purpose of accomplishing these laudable ends. F. A. CONNOlt. Cokesbury, April 8,1SS7. WEDDING AT LOWNDESVILLE. A Beautiful and Accomplished Society Lndy Is hurried to nil AnderHon Uentlemnit?Happy People? Lovely Surroundings. On the evening of the G. tlie residence of Mr. James M. Lntimc-r. of Lowndesvllle, was a scene of unusual brilliancy and animation, the occasion being the marriage of his youngdaughter?Ottie Benlah?to Mr. James A. Sadler of Anderson. The rooms were brightly Illuminated, decorated with trailing ivy, ferns aud lragrant flowers, and presented an appearance of rare beauty and taste. At nine o'clock the ceremony was said by the bride's pastor, Rev. \V. s. Martin, In tlie presence of about thirty guests, all intimate friends of the "high contracting parties." The attendants were: Miss Willie Triblcand Mr.Oscar Moore. Miss Marie Sadler and Mr. Arthur Latimer, Miss Minnie Lee Harper and Mr. Amos Adams, Miss Willie Leiloy and Mr. Simpson. The bride's dress was of cream satin, veiling and lace, court train, ornaments of orange buds and pearls. The bridesmaids dresses were combinations of cream veiling and satin. Supper was announced at half pastten, and for an hour the guests were served with the most elegant substantial and charming dainties a lavish hospitality could spread. The remainder of the evening, and indeed, Into the "weesmn' hours," was passed in lively conversation, vocal and instrumental music. The bride's presents, numerous in number, ?r? siiiulitir tfnillil (rrntlfir ?l?r? 111JU UlV(j<VIIX u>J>. heart of any lover of the beautiful, and testified to the high esteem in which the fair recipient is held. Mr. and .Mrs. Sadler left for Anderson on Thursday, the", being accompanied to the depot by a host of friends and departing amidst a shower of good wishes. Mrs. Sadler has always been a deservedly popular member of Lowndesville society and Mr. Sadler has pained a splendid prize in the matrimonial lottery. We wish tor both a lone and prosperous life, with all the happiness they so richly deserve. GUEST. LOWNDESVILLE SOCIETY. Gay and Happy?Solid and Good. LOWNDKSVIM.IC, S. C., April 11, 1887. The measles heave been an epidemic in this section for several months, and there are still a few cases on hand. The news of the disastrous fire in Abbeville reached here last Tuesday nisrht, and was the subject of univer*il regret. The very thought of that elegant and hospitable home of Judge McGowun, being consumed by tire can bring nothing but sympathy from the hearts of those who have enjoyed tils Kind hospitality. The case of McConncll a Baker vh. Savannah Valley Railroad was tried by Trial Justice Moore Inst Friday. The suit was brought for goods burned in the depot at this place in December last, 'lhe goods came up In the night freight and were consumed the next morning at five o'clock by fire. The Jury returned a verdict for the p'aintitr. Mr. W. \V. Starr. Superlntendant of the road was present at the trial, and when the verdict was announced he paid the cost and pave notice of an appeal. The case will about go to the Supreme Court. The month of April will bo one of gayety for this quiet village. There are several who havealreadv arrived to be present at the com ing event. Anions them, Miss Brucle White, , of Greenville, S. C., .Miss Minnie Adams, of ( Augusta, (la., Miss Blanch Jones, of Atlanta, Gn., Miss Vo Hamie Heard, of Elberton, Ga., Miss Lillie B. Gallaher, of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. R. M. Baker and Miss Kva Baker, of Anderson, S. ('., and Mr. Avery Fineer, of Charleston, S. C. The livery stables istlourishingand liorseRarein demand. The parties entering the meat house of Mrs. Harper's, have not yet been caught, but it is only a matter of time when they will receive their proper punishment. The minstrel show was indeed quite a success. The weather was favorable and a large audience greeted them as they appeared on the rostrum bedecked in minstrel suits of the latest cut. The performers succeeded in entertaing the audience with their songs, etc.. and they were frequently cheered by the laughing crowd. The show was financially a success, clearing about twenty-five dollars. We should not object to hearing the minstrels agalu. WEST END. Card from t'npt. While. New Yokk, April 9,18S7. Mr. Huf/h Wilson, Abbeville, S. C.: My Dkak Sik?Please give me space enough In your most excellent paper to make a public acknowledgment of my gratitude to my U'KlK.nn.l ....IM.-.UI f- Iw^l 111h11 j iiii-uvn, ? iiih iuiu tuiwiiu, iui uiuiicninest, persevering, heroic ami successful efforts to save my property from destruction during the terrible fire which occurred in our town on the afternoon of Tuesday, ">th instant. I am all the more grateful for and appreciative of these kind and neighborly services because rendered during my absence from home. Yours very truly, L. \V. WHITE. TH'cnty-Kif;ht Year* of Ihily. fEdffcficld Chronicle.] We might say twenty-eight years of honor ?usefulness?prosperity?money. Hut "duty" is the best word in this case. It more properly marks the man. We allude to our honored friend and coteinporary, Hugh Wilson, Esq., of the Abbeville Pres.* and Banner, who, on Friday last, celebrated the twenty-eighth year of his connection with that leader of the county papers of South Carolina. In the course of these twenty-eight years, he has achieved honor, usefulness, prosperity, money. And back of and above them all he has done his "duty" as christian, as citizen, as Journalist. We would like to shako his hand heartily at this moment. HON. 1). WYATT AIKEN. HIS DEATH AT COKESBERY LAST WEEK. XolnMo FvcntN iii VTi* I,ife?DihtlmKiiisliiner Trait* in Ills Chnrnolcr ?Consol onlioim as n Private <'i(i7.on?rprigrht nn<l Ilonorablo n? n Public Servant. TTon. T). Wyatt Aiken, died at Ills home in Cokeslmry la*t Wednesday morning, after having experienced perhaps a greater amount, of physical suffering than was ever endured by any man who has ever lived or died in this county. About two years ago he fell on the icy pavements'.n the city of Washington and received serious Injuries. It was supposed at first, (hat he would recover, but he grew worse all the time until he was compelled to take his bed some eighteen or twenty months ago. During all this time he had the best of attention. The skill of men learned in the science of medicine, together with the constant. and unceasing care of a devoted family. to which were ndiled his own earnest effort to obey the laws of health, proved unavailing. His symptoms grew more alarming, and for months no hope had been entertained of his recovery. Co'.onel Aiken real Izlng his situation talked freely on all matters pertaining to himself, Ills estate, and his family. He made liis will, and save full and explicit directions about many matters, and after making preparation to appear at the great Judgenint bar to which we are all hastening, anxiously looked , forward to the time when he would receive the summons which would freehim from his excruciating pains. In the hope that his son might be saved from a premature grave, the great Napoleon directed that after death, his stomach should he examined by the doctors with a view to learning: certainly the disease of which lie was dying. In like manner, for the benefit of medical science, Colonel Aiken directed that a post mortem examination be made ol his body. It was known that a large tumor had formed on the internal parts, but of its nature nothing was known certainly. It was only known that his nervous or neuralgic sufferings were great.. Accordingly when death occurred, his physician. Dr. O. H. Waddell, assisted by Dr. Lea, and Dr. Conner, proceeded to carry out his instructions as to the past mortem examination. It was then raade plain that he had been suffering from what the doctors call necrosis of the bone.?(cancer or a destroying nf tlm hnnf^ n Ineal disease, which, when an pearlng in sucli place where the diseased part part may not be cut oft, Is Incurable. So far, medical science has not been able to cure the disease or to stay Its ravages, except by amputation of the affected part. This disease is ordinarily caused from some mechanical action on the affected part at a time when the constitution of the patient is In that stage of unhealth which encourages its development. There can be little doubt that the fall on the streets of Washington, together with Colonel Aiken's constitutional impairment at the time combined to produce the disease for which no cure has yet been discovered. The autopsy proved thai Colonpl Aiken's life had been prolonged to the ut most limit? the great wonder being that his life had been preserved so long. i Colonel Aiken was buried at Greenwood. Rev. J. I.owrie Wilson conducted the funeral services. The following persons acted as pall- < bearers, and in that capacity laid one of Ab- , bevillc's most honored sons in his grave. A prouder splrst, a braver man, or more patrl- ' 0tlcclti7.cn than I). Wyatt Aiken would be hard to find. The pall-bearers were: J. W. l'errin. W. If. Parker, A. II. Ward law, Abbeville; W. K. Blake, It. C. Gillam, Greenwood; John C". Cary, Seneca City ; James N. Lipscomb. N'ewbcrrv: F. A. Conner. Cokesbury; . G. M. Hodges. C. L. Smith, of Hodges. In place of writing anything now of his , life and public services, we reproduce an article which appeared in these columns, a year ago: i Colonel Aiken served his constituency with i earnestness, zeal, and fidelity, and mado a record as Congressman of which any man might well feel proud. He was ever patriotic , in the defence of his country, and was always attentive and watclifnl to the personal Interests of those who may have had claims upon his atteullon or services. He answered the smallest demands upon Ills attention with a promptness and cheerfullness that made him popular with all classes and conditionsof men, and rendered him so popular that he safely held his place against all competitors. In one sense of the word he was no respecter of persons. If the humblest man In the most remote corner of his district sent him a postal card, that citizen was 9ure to receive an answer by return mall, and his demands upon Col. Aiken were as sure of his earnest attention as If he had been the greatest of his constituents. Colonel Aiken was always honest aod outspoken, and this honesty and candor won to him friends wbo would stick to him under all circumstances, while It was equally certain that his frankness sometimes excited that opposition which only gave the peoplo another opportunity tomanlfest their love and confidence In him. Colonel Aiken was oorn ai wmnsooro, in Fairfield, S. 0., March 17,1828, and wan therefore in his fifty-ninth year. lie wasgraduated at the South Carolina College with the class of 1319, and afterteachlng school for two years he married Miss Virginia Smith, a sister of Mr. W. Joel Smith of Abbeville, and settled on the Stony Point farm In 1852. He was a successful farmer, the best evidence of which is furnished in the fact that he supported comfortably and highly educated a large family of children from the profits in agriculture. During the time that he was farmer he edited either the Jiural Caroliruin, or the Agricultural Department of the yews and Courier. Soon after the war he bought a dwelling in Cokesbury where ho died. In 1861 he volunteered as a private In the Seventh South Carolina Regiment, but was appointed Adjutant of the command. At the reorganization of the Regiment in the spring of 1802, Mr. Aiken was elected to its command, succeeding Colcnel llaeon. In September. 1802, while gallant'y commanding his Regiment at Harper's Kerry, In the battle of Antietam, where the Confederate forces won a most signal victory, Colonel Aiken received a wound through the body, which was deemed mortal. Being unable for duty, with no prospect of ever recover rig, he was discharged from the service, when lie returned to his family, to receive their care and attention. After a long palntul illness, he regained somewhat his former strength, and the people, appreciating his gallantry in the army, and needing his services in the Legislature, elected him to represent them in that body in 18G4. | He was aualn eiocteil to ttie same trust, in ihwj, and in 1^67 distinguished himself by bis able and vigorous opposition to a tax measure then before the House, and which afterwards became a law, levying a back tax often per cent, on the gross sales that may have been made by whiskey dealers during the previous year, as well as taxing the gross incomes of hotel keepers and other business occupations . in a like manner. The act was retroactive and threatened to ruin people in all parts of the State. Owing to the anomalous condltllion of affairs, when the courts were paralyzed, citizens had no other help than In an appeal for relief to General Canby, which he granted, through the strong arm of the mill- , iary that suspended the coUectlon of a tax that would have ruined all classes of citizens upon wnom mis neavy iuvj- ieu. Colonel Alkeu was Master of the State Grange 'or two years and was President of the Agricultural Society of several years, and under his management we had some of the most excellent exhibitions that were ever seen in any couuty. He haw always been distinguished for his pronounced Democratic principles and was a delegate to the National [ Convention at St. Louis in 1?76 which nominated Tilden and Hendricks lor President and Vice-President. Owing to his energy and courage to do the right under any and all circumstances he was chosen as the Democratic Congressional standard bearer In the historic campaign of 1870, and no man contributed more to the glorious victory of that (year than did D. Wyatt Aiken. In those days of darkness and gloom, It was difficult to get suitable candidates for the different offices. The Democratic Club at Abbeville on the motion of Hon. A. Burt, than whom none were more vrise or sagacious, gave Colonel Aiken a i unanimous call to the position of Congressional leader of the forlorn hope. The nomination was a surprise to Colonel Aiken. He had not expected It, but he readily accepted the position, and went to work with more energy and boldness than any man In our District, carrying discomfiture, discouragement and final defeat to Chamberlain and ills crew. < He was appointed to reply to Governor Chamberlain at a mass ineetintr of citizens on Secession Hill at Abbeville on Big Tuesday. Chamberlain and his associates abandoned n<i> nunwnssnfter that dav and returned tn Columbia by the next train, and never neiiln appeared In public to discuss State politics. In 1S7S, lie was re-elected over Suolbrand, the Republican candidate by a majority of nearly twenty thousand votes at tho general election. Colonel Aiken has been his own successor evor since, and served his constituency for ten years as faithfully as any man ever served any people. When ho entered Congress the horse malls (the Star routes) In Abbeville county had been discontinued' for many years, and the people were compelled to go to the railroad towns for thei r mails. He sot to work at once, and the country mails which we now have is the result ol liIs labors. Colonel Aiken was treated with distinguished consideration in Washington. He was Chairman of the Committee on Education, and iieid the second place on the Committee on Agriculture, but should have been first on it, because of his notable efforts to make the Agricultural Department a Cablnot olllce, with a Secretary of Agriculture. As a man of untiling energy, and as a man of strict integrity, Colonel Aiken has few equals. He was much In debt at the close of the war, but by his Indomitablo will and selfsustaining pride ho liquidated an indebtedness which would have crushed nearly any other man in Abbeville county. Hln lire and work is worthy of all Imitation, The temptations to dissipation In Washington are many and powerful, but through Colonel Aiken's sterling moral qualities be withstood them all, and, after spending ten years at the Capita!, returned to nis people, as he left them, an upright citizen and Chnrlstian gentleman, without reproach to himself or thechurch to which hebelonged?belug a man above price, aud Incorruptible. \ ^ T-r >WWW?BWMM? EASTER IN ABBEVILLE. RELIGIOUS SERVICES IN DECORATED HOUSES OF WORSHIP. Beautiful Weather?Large Consrejjaf ions of Devout Worshlppeas. Last Sunday was Easter, the most lmpor-, tant of religious festivals because commemorative of ttie resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, and closely associated with all those incidents connected with the crucifixion and death of him to whom we must look for intercession at the tin-one ot grace. Christians in all ages have held the day in reverence, and have knelt on these festivals with heartfelt thanks for the manifold blessings which a beloved Redeemer has conferred upon mankind. If we may celebrate by a National holiday the anniversary of the birth of a soldier and statesman, why may we not observe the anniversary of the resurrection of the Prince of Peace?the Saviour of mankind ? the Son of God. The day was Indeed a most lovely one. Nature, "all her glory showing," seemed to rejoice, and In her brightness to shed her radlart smiles on the earth around. Every one seemed glad ot the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, and great numbers of people responded to the call of the church bells, and took part in divine worship. The beautifully decorated churches were the uubject of remark by many. The ladies of the Episcopal and Methodist congregations exhibited much refined taste in the work, and had placed flowers, wreaths, mottoes and emblems in suitable places. Tlio Methodist church especially was elaborately decorated?this fact being due to the faithful work of Mrs. Lawson and other ladies of the congregation. Nearly all the flowers tliftt contriDutea 10 oeauuiy nnu nuum me church were furnished by Mrs. Lawson. Appropriate and carefully selected anthems added to the enjoyment and attraction of the services of the different churches. Rev. P. B. Jackson, pnstor of the Methodist church, conducted services for large congregations In the morning and at night. The church was never fuller than It was at night. We have his excellent In type, and Intended It, but have not room for It this week. Trinity Church. Mr. Hanckel conducted services In the Episcopal church, and delivered an able and Impressive sermon from the words: "Jesus Hald unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth In me though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. BellevBth thou this?" The PrcMbyterlan C'hnrcli. While the other congrezations In Abbeville wero decorating their churches, and were justly proud of their houses of worship, we know that all of our people sympathized with the Presbyterlaus in the recent loss of their temple. It was a snd day for them. Instead of flowers, emblems and mottoes to beautify their house, the walls of tholr church were defaced by Arc. Ttie Nt. JameM Colored Methodist Chnrch. The colored Methodists paid much attention to the decoration of their church, and all concurred In the effort to celebrate the day with becoming religious zeal. Many Items of Interest from Green* wood. Greenwood, S. C., April 12.1887. Rev. Dr. Crosby, of Newberry preached two very fine and Interesting sermons in the Presbyterian church last Sabbath. He was fLttfmdlnz the South Carolina Presbytery at Troy and came up with Rev. W. T. Mathews on Saturday to fill his pulpit for him. Rev. Mr. Seabrook, of Seneca, will stop over on his way home from Presbytery and assist at a communion meeting in the Presbyterian church next Sabbath. Preaching will begin on Tharsday evening and continue through Sabbath evening. Mrs. Lulu Uuarles, of Ninety-Six spent a day or two with friends in town lately. l>rs. Swygert and Walter Bailey left yesterday for Aiken", where they go to attend the State Medical Association. They went by Srlvate conveyance and will visit friends at ,?ilge Snring during their absence. Our clerks are beginning to step about with great alacrity, thinking of the pleasant little holidays soon to begin when various amusements will be the order of the day. After May 1st till September 1st our stores will close at6 o'clock p. m. Enoch Chappcll a worthy and industrious colored man living about two miles from here lost his house and almost its entire contents by fire on Sabbath morning. The roof wns resdy to fall in when his family awoke at -1 o'clock and it Is supposed it caught from the chimney. Alexander Wolace was committed to jail last week by Trial Justice Blake for abducting and marrying a dusky maid of fourteen summers. We clip the followingirom the Athens Banner Watchman. "MaJ. Waller of Greenwood paid his first visit to Athens yesterday. He is a most affable gontleman." Maj. Waller our worthy Intendant went In the Interest of the new railroad as he is a director, and ho has tho progress of the road very much at heart. \v,? ninmva fool snfo when wo intrustanv mat ter to iilVcare uud know he will attend to It with a will. Prof. G. C. Hodges who has recently purchased a lot and residence on Cokesburg street has had a great deal of work done on it and has quite a pretty home. He has also bought the lot and old school house next door to him, this is at present used by the male pupils of town as an academy, but their college will be completed in about ttiree weeks, and then Prof. Hodges will refit this house up as a dwelling. Itev. W.T.Mathews withdrew his request to Presbytery to release him from his churches at this pluce, much to the delight of his many friends. Last Friday mornine when we were on the (street, we saw crowds of ladles going Into Rosenberg's stor? and as our curiosity got the better ol us we walked by to see what was tluj attraction,. As wo passed, Miss L. M. Johnson Invited us to come in as it was her "grand opening day" of her millinery. Wo aru not much of ajudgcas regards such things but we do know a pretty bonnet, when we see It, and Miss Johnson has the largest and prettiest line of hats and bonneuts ever display ITU III Ulll WW 44. A few months ago the Augusta Chronicle was received here about five hours ahead of the News and Courier, but this did not suit the wide awake editors of the "city by the Sea," so an extra train was run to Augusta in order that the papers might leave that city together, and be distributed over the upper portion of this State at the same lime. A spirit of greater progress however seized the Chronicle and now we have a special delivery nt this place, and the news from Augusta is read just about a half hour before that from our own old city. As soon as the fast mail arrives "Big Bill" can bo heard all over the streets calling out "Auffiisla Cnronicle." We are often reminded of a speech Hon. W. C. Renot made here, when the first engine came dashing in on the Augusta road. During the upeech he said he hoped it would not be long before we could spend the night here and breakfast in Augusta. Now it can be done for wo can leave here at 5.30 o'clock a. in., and reach that city by 9 o'clock.ready to enjoy a hearty meal. The funeral sermon of Hon. D. Wyatt Aiken was preached in the Presbytarlan church at Cokesbury by Dr. J. Lowric Wilson of Abbeville last Thursday morning, and his re mains were interred In the Greenwood cemetery that afternoon. The exercises wore conceded at the grave by singing the fuvorite hymn of Col. Aiken, "All Hail the Power ol Jesus Name," and with a fervent prayer by Dr. Wilson. The pall bearers were: J. w. Pt-rrin, W. H. Parker and A. 1J. Wardlaw of Abbeville: W.K.Blake and R. C. Gilliam of Greenwood: John C. Cary of Seneca City; James N. Lipscomb of Newberry: F. A. Connor, of Cokesbury ; G. M. Hodges and C\ !<. Smith, of Hodges. Business houses were all closed and the funeral procession was the largest ever seen In this town. Truly a good and great man has fallen. Ruchlng in black, white, cream and colored. \V. E. Bell. 4-13 Veiliuginall the new goods for face veiling. \V. E. Betl. 4-13 Lawns, calicoes, baleslte DeOrgandles, and Tvral stripes for ladies and misses dresses. \V. E. Bell. 4-13 Window curtains on scrim, from 10c. per yard to Inc. Eialnnie from 15c. per yard to if v?- i ,ncr> cloths Irotn 15c. to 2,r><?. W. K. Bell. 4-13 Homespuns, brown, %; homespun, brown. 4-4; homespun, 3-4; bleached homespun, 7 S' bleached homespun, 4-4; plaid and checked homefpuns. \V. E. Bell. 4-13 If you wish a stylish dress mnde call on Mrs. Mary Taggart at W. E. Bell's. 4-13 Buy your dress goods for spring and summer of me, and you will be pleased. W. E. Bell. 4-13 Shoes for ladles and misses In button and lace. Also a fine stock of opera slippers. W. E. Bell. 4-13 Fans in fine band painted. Satin cloth and Jap. W. E. Bell. 4-13 WW < Before buying n silk dress It will pay you to examine our stock, black and colored. A few patterns summer silks to close at less than New York cost. R. Al. Haddon & Co. 4-13 , Notingliani lace and scrim curtains. Tlvo11 drapery and curtains at R. M. Iiaddon <k Co'e. 4-13 Figured batiste, yard wide, beautiful patterns at 12 l-3c, at R. M. Haddon & C'o's, 4-13 Ladles fine shoes a specialty with us. See our kid button shoe at 81.50, $2.00. 12.50. 82.75, 83.00, 83.50 and 85.50. R. M. Haddon & Co. Ruchings in all the new colors and combl- 1 nations, ribbon ruchlng,ribbon and lisse combined, Ac. Prices much lower than ever before at R. M. Haddon a Co's. 4-13 Large assortment fans, newest styles at R. M. Haddon & Co's. 4-13 ~Our line ribbons has never been more complete. Many new styles latest shades. Prices so low that all can buy. R. M. Haddon & Co. 4-13 Infants lace and embroidered cans 25c. ud at H. M. Haddon & Co's. " 4-13" Newest shapes in hats received every week by It. M. Haddon A Co. 4-13 Ladies do not think ot buying a spring hat or bonnet before seeln? our immense stock, I modest shapes, most stylish trimmings. Lowest prices. R. M. Haddon & Co. 4-13 Every lady in Abbeville county should see our lino of glnuhams, seersuckers, crinkles, tufted and stripe batiste, tufted pongee and other new style dress goods. If you want a wash dress we cun suit you. R. M. Haddon & Co. 4-13 i Beautiful assortment of white goods. Bargains in India linens at 8, 10, 12 15,25, 16 2-3 to 25c. per yard. Mulls. French mnslins, French nainsook, &c. R. M. Haddon <fc Co. 4-13 Embroidered dress fronts, all-over embroidery, flouncing, black and white embroiderv, lace dress fronts, lace flouncing, R. M. Haddon &. Co. 4-13 We can show a line of dress goods and trim- ; mlngs which for beauty, variety and extent has never been equalled in Abbeville. Every lady who admires pretty and stylish good* should give us a calf this spring. R. M. Haddon & Co. 4-13 Nice assortment of embroidered robes, white and colored at R. M. Haddon & Co's. Ginghams and seersuckers for ladles and misses wash dresses. W. E. Bell. 4-13 Gloves! silk, Lisle thread and kids for lanml mKcoj A tan n hoomlfnl mitts." -\v7 Eriieir * v"VmT Lads corsets, Dr. Warner's, Ball's, Thompson, Caroline, the Bride, the best yet, and Town Talk, W. E. Bell. 4-13 Mrs Mary Tasgart has all the styles tor summer dresses. W. E. Bell. 4-13 Summer silk in all shades and trimmings to match. W. E. Bell. 4-13 Ladles callcaes, in white and colored. W. E. Bell. " 4-13 Weddingoatfltagotten upon short notice. W. E. Bell. 4-13 Cow peas 1 cow peas! supply limited call at once and get whatyou need. W. Joel Smith & Son. 4-13 You should try German millet as foragenothing better. Seed for sale by W. Joel Smiths Son. 4-13 We are offering a choice lot of cow peas, price reasonable. Smith & Son. 4-18 Margin, 2522. 16 Hands* t IRED by CUYLER (sire of ELVIRA, 2: O 1S\4, fastest four year old record). He Is the Hlgnest-Bred Registered Hambletonian Stallion In the South, taking First Prize In Louisville. Ky., and Chicago, 111., as Best Bred Stallion. He will will stand in Abbeville county, and persons desiring his services can address J. E. Brownlee, Antrevllle, 8. C. Margin will stand at Abbeville, Donalds, Erwln's Mills, Hodges, and at J. E. BrownJ. E. LEWIS, Pendleton, S. fcl. April 13, 1SS7, tf Coffins at Mt. Carmel. JW. SIGN has coffins at Mt. Carmel in the care of W. R. PONVELL. The HEARSE will be sent from Abbeville when desired. Jan. 5,1887. t( Sheriff's Sale. Thomas M. Christinn against Mrs. Ina Mar- | tin.?Execution. T)Y virtue of an Execution to me directed in the above stated case, I will sell to the highest bidder at public auction within tbe legal hoursfof sale, at Abbevilee Court House, on Monday, the second day of May, A. D., 1887. all the right, title and interest of Mrs. Ina H. Martin that is subject to levy and sale 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 Martin MlllTract, and containing Eleven Hundred and Fifty-Five i Acres, more or less, and bounded by lauds of Mr. ' E. A. Robertson, R. L. Williams and others. Levied on and to be sold as the properly ot . Mrs, Ina H. Martin to satisfy the aforesaid Execution and costs. Terms?Cash. J. F. C. DuPRE, April 13, 18S7. Sheriff A. C. ptbtsjpeed, ??waaM?Mea??? ? 3 2 a H 2 I 1 ll-llkl^fil h?,' ?111 11 g 111 ? |g?fs??? g 1 *15*1*8 S 2 sa 2 ., H - >o ""A ^ S OB x S Z-3 % 8 SSM 2 -agog 0 53 ? kd l 0 - 5-3 2 >/, p V 3 m. ! * "PIS* 2 * .^W rw? 2T S crisLs fi "s a? ??H 5 - !>ft?8 5 8 So Sjg CP a fin-5 ^ ^ -i j- ~?G 1 ?i|il C ! ;1; S3 1 *zoZ? c 2 ~ 'Js Til s Sfr'a x a & po *? s *?&s? ? * * *$* ? S gsosM K Vj wj - gc A I 2 ? 2. ? K p r> c ? : ? ? i?s ? c-i^r 22 9S 2 2?-S?> > 2 > ^ 3 ^?o>2 ? 5 H p r2.2sP < w H g-* Rl? ? ? ? r' cnunni TDiiOTtrc OUnUUL I I1UO I LLO -OFA.bbeville County. TOWNSHIP l.-T. L. Moore, J. N. King, I Jno. Il.Moore. J Township 2.?C. A. C. Waller, T. F. Itiley, j J. F. Coleman. Township 3.?G. W. Connor, W.J. Moore, T. It. Black well. Township 4.?J. W. Mattison, E. L. Waldrop, M. Krwln. Township 5. ? Wesley Crawford, Dr. E. H. Edwards, J. It. C. I)uun. Township G.?T. L. Haddon, B. H. Eukiu, W. E. Morrison. Township 7.?G. W. Collins, A. F. Young, Jas. L. White. Township 8.?E. W. Watson, J. M. Pruitt, William Bentley. , ? . Township St.?T. M. Jay, J. U. Neel, M. D., . W. C. Robinson. Township 10.?J. L. Fressly, John Lyon, f A. K. Watson. . _ 1 TOWXSHIP 11.?W. A. Tcinpleton, Jno. G. i Edwards, S. H. Cochran. _ . , ^ 1 Township 12.?J. II. Bell, M. D., 'John D. , Alewine, It. O. McAdains. 1 Township 13.?I. H. McCalla, J. W. Huckabee, J. B. Most-ley. ] Township 14.?E.Calhoun, W. M. Taggart, t M. D.. J. H. Hester. Township 15.?P. II. McCaslan, W. R. Powell, W. R. McBride. Township 10.?James Cothran, Jr., L. B. , Rauiey, W. H. Brlit. E. COWAN, Chm. Bd. Ex. A. t\ Jau. 2ti, 1586. tf Med.copy. W| E. BELL j Dress Goods, 1 and :wm Mffiimv mm 1 IIIIUUHUM BWIIOBI I SPRING AND SUMMER NOVELties in all Departments. DEE88 GOODS. |l CASHMERE. ARMUN. SEBA8TOPOL, DeBEIQE SUITING, ALBATROSS and in fact the finest assortment of DRESS FABRICS I havs ever Hbown in all the NEW SHADES. HELIOTROPE, BOIS DuROIS, BO IS DuJUDEE, BEIGE, Ac. BLACK AND COLORED SILK. AH the new shades in Summer Silks, with ' JS Trimming to match. WASH GOODS. fM COSTUME DeBENPELL'S IN CREAM and BLUE STRIPE with plape^ to match. ROULE GINGHAMS in ainerem snaaes ana Bin pea. daiioia in STRIPE and FIGURES. BATISTE -3 in BLACK PLAIDS and Pink Strips ' This is a beautiful goods for Ladies and Children. DeORGANDIES in PLAID iM STRIPES, in PINK, BLUE, ECRUE, HELIOTROPE, LAWNS A MUSLINS. WHITE GOODS. PLAID DeORGANDIES, STRIPE CRINKLES. You must see this J goods to appreciate it. PLAID NAINSOOK, STRIPE BATISTE. WHITE LAWNS from 6c. to 40c. per yard. White Batiste, Mull in Pink, Blue, Charles X, Ecrue, Cream and White. p.nrRpnrnizuv PINK, BLUE and ECRUE FLOUNcing?10 inches wide?with narrow Embroidery to match. White and Eorue Flouncing with beantifal Colored Fig- ares. Cream Silk Flouncing, 86 inches wide. Black Silk Flouncing, 88 inches wide, with all over to match. Cream and White Egyptian Flouncing, Egyptian and Mull all over for Sleeves, Ac. Laces & Mull Embroideries. I HAVE a complete line in this class of goods, which you will appreciate wheu you see them. RUFFLINGR TMEAN to say I can't be beat on this linn nf crwifl in ?nv lftrsre citv. I have all the new colors in Mocsae, heliotrope, Beige, Ac., also White and Cream from 5c. to 70c. per yard. LADIES, MISSES & BOYS COLLAB& IN WHITE, BLACK AND WHITE Colored Stripe, and Colored Figure*. Iwo and three Button Chemeaettes. MILLINERY, . I HAVE a large stock of HATS of the NEWEST SHAPES and SHADE8. RIBBONS in GAUGE PECALT EDGE and PLANE in alt the new shades. Heliotrope, Antique, Mandarine, Boise DeJudee, Charles X, Mousse, Flaiine, and a number of other new shades which I havn't space to mention. - j "i ?- a. - m ? | j: lowers ? uuuze xftmuung | My stock of flowers, gauzes, ' ribbons, ornaments and. HATS was selected by one of the best posted Milliners ia the city of Baltimore, and will say to the trade, that I can show one of the best selected stocks of MILLINERY and DRESS GOODS that was J ever in the up-country. Shoes and 81ipper>. % Ladies peb. goat button, peb. GOAT POLISH, kid BUTTON, - 1 KID POLISH, KID OPERA SUPPERS, KID JUDIC TIES, Misses and Children's Kid Peb. and Bronze Shoes in Button and Lace, also a full stock Misses Opera Slippers. LADIES & MISSES HANDKERCHIEFS J COLORED BORDERED, BLACK and WHITE BORDERED, HEM- i STITCHED in WHITE and COLORED, 9 LACE and SILK HANDKERCHIEFS.' "gloves and mitts. j BLACK and COLORED KIDS, Black and Colored Silk, White, Black and Colored Lisle Thread, Black aDd Colored Silk Mitts, White and Cream Silk Mitta, j White aud Cream Silk Gloves. Mourning Dress Goods. ;|| VENETIAN CLOTH, ARMUN, 8E- I BESTOPOL, ALBATROSS, Num- | veiling and Cashmeres. DRESS TRIMMING. | ? ? ? STRIPED AND PLAID SILK VELvets, Plaid and Stripe Silks, Cord Braids in all the new shades to match Dress Goods. "J March 30,1887-April 1.18*7 J OPENING JV/fY OPENING will commence on the LtjL 30th MARCH and will continue lutil APRIL the 1st. I wish every one to be present and see or themselves. I expect to surprise the public in the BEAUTY and jCHEAP S'ESS of my line of MlL.L.iiN^KX ana DRESS GOODS this season. Miss MARIE BARCHLEY and M1m ELLA BELL will take Rreat pleaanr? in ibowing you all the NOVELTIES. Respectfully, Wm. E.BELL. '