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The Press and Banner.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1888. Subscription to the C?., C. A- X. R. IC. Two petitions?one favoring and tho other opposing a subscription to tho capital stock of the Georgia, Carolina ?fe Northern Railroad ?are In circulation in Halsoville township. The amount of the proposed subscription is S6.000. The friends of the subscription say that they only lack a few names of having a majority of the freeholders in the towushlp on the petition favoring the subscription. Still there seems to be some doubt about securing a majority in the township who arc in favor of the subscription.?Chester Bulletin. Tf nnr CVmator PT^hantres WOUld tCll US something about how the work on this road is progressing, they would furnish a most interesting paragraph. Nearly all the news that we get of that road comes from Athens. We are glad to note that the Abbeville Press and Banner has relaxed somewhat its opposition towards the Carolina, Cumberland Gap & Chicago Railroad. Its remarks, editorial and otherwise, In its issue of the 18tli, were rather in favor of the road. We hail this ohangeof heart with delight, for if there is one town more than another in South Carolina that stands In need of a first-class railroad, that town is Abbeville. The nearest approach it has to a railroad is a miserable little branch road, with accommodations only fit to haul guano, yet for years the good people of Abbeville have had to endure it. Wo believe Abbeville wants a better road, and the P)-ess and Banner can do a great work for Itself and for the town In helping to get one.?Aiken Journal and Review. We have never been opposed to the road. We have been opposed to the tax for the road. That position we still maintain. Don't MiftnnUerstand Us. Because we spoke klbd^ of Mr. Schofleld last week, did anybody understand us to abate one particle of our opposition to a tax for the Cumberland Gap? We hope not. In the same piece we distinctly said we had not/ changed our mind. There Is absolutely andZ positively no reason known to us upon* which to base the slightest shadow of a belief that the road will ever reach Abbeville.; I We told him distinctly, when In oua office, that the Press and Banner woul<V oppose the tax, If the question was raised.! We thought, and still think, his enterprise! was stone-dead. His zeal excited our sympaJ thy and we meant to be kind to him person-1 ally, after stating the facts which ho furnished. Only this and nothing more. Sleepers 011 the Abbeville Bauch. It has been suggested that if a faster schedule cannot be arranged for the Abbeville Branch road that we petition the railroad authorities for a sleeper. Sleeping cars are now put upon nearly all the roads which makfl inn? runs, and as no road runs longer to make ten miles, than does the Abbeville Branch, It Is but Just that sleepers be put on the road. The road which has heretofore b?en so obliging, we are sure, will not deny a leeper when the petition is presented. Judge Norton. This is Judge Norton's first official visit to Abbeville. He is proving himself to be a most acceptable officer. He is strict in the obs?rvance of the rules of Court, and is fair and impartial In the discharge of his duties. His charge to the grand jury is an admirable paper, conservative in tone, and wise in its recommendations. DUB WE8T FACT AND COMMENT. The Trial Justice Question The Unanimous Petition Tor the Reappointment of Mr, Sitton?Many Hatters of Interest. Due West, Jan. 30,1s8s. Did you see the eclipse of the moon Satur day nignv; The weather North and West is on a perfect bender. Whilst we are having sunshine and not a single snow, people are freezing to death by the score in other parts. Misses Lillie and Lulle White, of Greonville have quite largo class in fancy work. Those who have seen their handwork pronounce it quite exquisite. The young men nave organized a skating rlDk at Mr. Brocks carriage factory and have a fine time. We are pained and surprised at the position of the Greenwood Tribune on Prohibition. The LowndesvUle Advertiser well replies and fully covers the ground In opposition to the position taken. Prof. J. H. Miller took his class up on the observatory and let them view the moon in "eclipse." The Seml-Annual of the Philomathean Society occurs next Friday night. The public are cordially invited to attend. There is a gentleman here from Augusta, Ga., repairing and upholstering furniture. He fixed up a handsome set for Mr. John A. Devlin. The set consists of 12 pieces, and looks entirely new. xney are Deatuies ana cheaply done. There was a most enjoyable rainbow party at Mr. M. B. Cllnkscales last week, and the hours flew away with swift wings. Miss Cora Davis aDd Miss Mamie Hawthorn wore the young ladles who acted on the committee to award the prizes on sewing. Mr. Cbas. E. MoCay was given first prize for best sower. Our Due West ladles will take note of this. Mr. Homes McAdams was awarded second by these fair ladles and Mr. Adtlirson Carwile was awarded the tlu cup. A most plea sant occasion was thlB. Mr, R. O. McAdams, of Antreville has three ohlldren ill with the fever. Dr.Wldeman has been improving for some weeks slowly but for the last few days Is hardly so well. He seemes to have a hard time oi 1L Rev. W. F. Pearson goes this week to marry Mr. Robt Sharp and Miss Willie Newell. >lr. Pearson Is qnlte popular on such occasions. We were pleased to meet our genial friend Mr. William Seawright at Mr. w. E. Bell's. Mr. Bell Is accommodating gentleman and glad to Bee his customers and with an excellent house. We were pleased with the recent editorial of the Press and Banner on the C.t C. G. & C. R. R. It states plainly and concisely the position and prospects of the road at tbo same time clearly defines that of the editor. The friends of Trial Justice Sitton had a new petition signed up by every voter or in the town of Due West and a number of citizens from the township. In fact every one who was asked, most cordially nftixed his name, This petition was immediately forwarded to the Governor asking him to re-appolnt Jud^e Sitton. Where it Is understood ujal Mr. Sllion 18 luu uiimiiiuuiiis cuuive VI our people, and only consents to serve agaiu at their argent request, and Is endorsed bp all five of our representatives it would teem strange if tbe Governor does not comply with ibe unanimous wish of the people thus plainly expressed. If our own peopledon't know what kind of a Trial Justice suits them, it would seem rahter a difficult matter for one Senator, who alone is opposed to Judge Sltton to select for us. We doubt if Mr. Sitton lias a superior In his office, every thing cousidered. In his book sent to the grand jury at this term of Court he has not a single cent charged against the State. Light expense in his office is his motto. Ought we not to encourage such officers instead of turning them out ? The citizens of Due West unanimously say yes. Auditor Jones made his trip to Due West and received the tax returns for our people. He is a capable and accommodating officer. Owing to tbe kindness of Messra. Link and McDill we were snown inrougu itie nanusome and commodious store of Messrs. P. Rosenberg <fc Co. These gentlemen have three stories to their building and a flue assortment of goods with accommodating and po lite clerks. Owing to the kindness of Sheriff DuPre we were shown through his exqusltely beautiful hot bouse. It is a treat to go into this palace ?jnst the place for lovers. His line chickens Ac., were curiosities. The Grand Jury enjoyed the invitatlou. We enioyed a call at the National Bank?we always do. President Wardlaw and Cashier Barnwell are such excellent and kiud gentlemen one cannot fail to appreciate their kindness. We are glad the bank is enjoying a ennd huslness. We made the acquaintance for the first time of Col. G. W. Connor, of Cokcsbury. Ho is an excellent gentleman. We were associated with Mr. G. A. Visanska on court work and found hini an excellent business man, and so with Messrs. Cochran and Latimer. We met Lawyer Chiles, of Pickens. He reports Col. Bowon as in high spirits over the C. C. G. & C. R. R. .Mr. Chiles is solicitor of the road. Capt.King, of Ninety-Six, was at court with a beaming countenance. Mr. Frazier, of Ninety-Six, was made chair man of the Grand Jury and made a good officer. ?/> The Grand Jury roturned four true bills against parties selling liquor without licensc. Our people are solid against it. It will have . ? togo. . _ . The Juries are doing good work and despatching business with the aid of the Judge and Solicitor. R. 8. G. Virginia blue stem saed wheot ut co?t. P. Roaenber; & Co. SOME PLAIN TALK ON AN INTERESTING SUBJECT. Shall Official Prejudice Exclude n Good >fai? from the Jury ?-?Wore Light ao lo the Maimer of Drawing Jurors Can Anybody T?>I1 Why Some Men are Dri'.wu so Often. While Others. Equally Good, are Sever Drawn ? Editor Press and Bonner: Being curious to know the real motive on the part of tne Hoard of Jury Commissioners for not putting the name of .Mr. It. R. Hill on the list of (iruiul Jurors, after having drawn him?as I Wiis satisfied that the reason given in your last issue, to wit: "that they (Ihe Hoard), did not think that they had the right to draw any one from the Seven mile box or. the Grand Jury" was not the correct one. I determined, for my own satisfaction, to probe the matter to tut-oriiiom, iiuu, ii imsnni., . at tlic "true inwardness'* of the case. As there aro doulitless a great many others like myself, whose curiosity has t>een excited on this question, I shall, for their benefit and for the information of the public generally, give the results of my efforts at solving the mystery. I will here state for the information of any who may not know tho fact, that the Board of Jury Commissioners is composed of the Jury Commissioner proper, the Auditor, the Sheriff, the Clerk of Court and Chairman of tho Board of County Commissioners. Knowing then that, the information which I desired to obtain was in the possession of each of these. I reasoned that it would require but very little adroitness to possess, even a profound secret, when the same was entrusted to tho keeping of so great a number. I therefore went to work feeling assured of success, and I think I have succeeded. In giving tho particulars of this affair which reached me by no circuitous route or devious way, but by and through the most direct channel, I shall mention no one by name, but, if I mistake not, when I shall have finished, the publlo will have no difficulty In spotting the unfaithful official who so far betrayed the trust reposed In him as to be swerved from the performance of his sworn duty by his bitter prejudices, and will, with unerring certainty, be able to point to him did the Prophet ot old to David _?./C7>1 tn mnnli bv way of pre 1 criVHaif/i c/ic i/iufi* . .w .faceTwiow for the particulars as they actually 'occurred at the time the Grand Jury was being drawn. There was present the entire* board with the exception of the Auditor?lie being in the country taking tax returns. Air.' Hill's name was among the llrst, If not the first drawn, and when It was called out it was agreed by all, with one exception, that he would make a good Grand Juror. This one said he objected to Mr. Hill because he (Hill) was not friendly to him and would do any thing In his power to Injure him, and furthermore i that he (the speaker) knew the law and that i they had no right to draw any one on the Grandt Jury from the Seven mile box; whereupon Mr., Hill's name was laid aside and was af^eym?ti? [put upon the list of Petit Jurors.'y<b you set? Mr. Kditor, that wblle your informant gave to you certain facts connected with this matter lie left off the one most potent in Its efiects? in short the fact which resulted in the exclusion of Mr. Hill from the Grand Jury for the present year. I cannot of course vouch for the foregoing version of this matter, not being present at the time, and of necessity had to get my Information from others, yet I am * - " if satisfied in my own mma 01 its wuwwvon, .v having reached me as before stilted, in the most direct manner?and if true, does it not argue a lamentable state of nffalrs??that a citizen to the manor born is to be excluded from serving upon the Grand Jury of his country, although possessed of all the Qualifications necessary to the proper dischargo of so high and responsible a position, because, forsooth, he is disliked by a certain member of board whoso duty it is to draw such jury? if this is tolerated what becomes of our boasted liberties and tho right so dear to every Amercan citizen?the right of a fair and impartial trial by a Jury of his country, when chargcd with an otrence against the laws of that country? If for such personal motives they can exclude one why not a dozen, and if a dozen why not a hundred and thus practically pack the Juries to suit themselves? There has been considerable suspicion that the Jury in a celebrated murder trial of recent date, in this county, was manipulated in tho interest of the defendant, and this late affair will tend very much toward confirming tho truth of 6uch suspicion. Not only that, but it will serve to coufirm the rumour already regarded as an open secret, that there is something crooked in the conduct of certain of our Court House officials. How the fact that Mr. Hill being regarded by a certain official as unfriendly to him would disqualify said .11111 in the opluion of said official for performing i.? -imioa nf a. Crnnd Juror, unless there was something wrong in the conduct or that official, is more than the average citizen can comprehend. It strikes me that it is equivalent to an admission that there is something wrong in the conductor his office?something "rotten in Denmark"?which he thought thai Mr. Hill, us he was not friendly to him, might expose. Those of our citizens whom I have heard speak of this matter, and they are by no means a few, are justly indignant anil outspoken iu their condemnation of such a highhanded measure. Such a flagrant tampering with that which is in truth regarded as the right arm of our courts of justice, and a bulwark to our liberties, being at the same time a shield to the weak and the innocent, as well as a terror to the wicked and vicious. It is apparent, >lr. Editor, from what I have said that I assume that the true reason for rejecting Mr. Hill was purely and solely because he was not liked by a certain member of the board, and I think I am warranted in this assumption. In order to show conclusively that it was not because of the fact that his name was drawn from the seven mile box, it will only be necessary to state that on this identical jury thereare at least three who reside within ? 4u"f ...in miii.?ni )hr> CourtHouse. one of whom, Mr. Vlsanska, residing In the town of Abbeville. And, more, the foremen of the last three grand juries, in the drawing of which this same olUcial participated, were residents of the town of Abbeville. Besides, there is no such law, and he knows it, as would exclude a man from serving on the grand Jury because he lives within seven miles of the Court House. It Is to bo hoped then that this matter will be thoroughly ventilated, and the guilty party made to bear the consequences of his unlawful and outrageous conduct. Yours, LEX. FROM ANDERSON S BEST TOWN. Visitors Going nnd Coining?Happy Leap If ear rariy?unuitcs?wmvr Hatters. Hon'ea Path, S. C.. Jan. 30, 1888. The elect and rain, have disappeared and sunshine brings glanduess to our lioarts. We hope this kind of wheather will continue until the farmers cau finish sowing oats. Mr. J, T. Bowen, out- of Abbeville's staunce farmers, lias been hauling bridge lumber from tills place, preparing to build a brklge across Little Itiver, at Robinson shoals. Dr. B. B. Carwlil, formerly of Abbeville county, but now of Union, S. C., passed through here last Saturday, 011 a visit to his old home. We are glad to know I hat the Doctor is meeting with success in the practice of his chosen profession. Tiio Doctor and I were class mates, at old Union Acadomy years ago, and we love to grasp his hand and talk of the days that are no more. It was our privilege as well as a pleasure to be present at a Leap Year party iu the Gentsvillc section, at Mr. W. H. Latimer, on Friday evening 27tli Inst. About twilight, guests began to arrive. The young gentlemen were assembled at the resideuce of Mr. J. It. Latimer. About eight o'clock the young ladles marched out on their way to escort the young men. The moon casting her silvery rays, lent enchantment to the scene, and If thej had never been poetical before they must needs be so now. They walked in, and marclieu out with their escorts. Arriving on time at the appointed place. Merry talk, rippling laughter, bright smiles. "Soft eyes which looked love To eyes that spake again." All made the hours pass so swiftly, nnd it was well nigh midnight, before all the guests had departed. Among tlio visitors present, were Messrs. Tucker and Newell and Miss Corrine Tucker, of Anderson, S. C. All present seemed to think it was a sucsess, and fond memory will often look hack to the night of the Leap Year party at W. 11. Latimer's. Col. R. A. Chiles, of Pickens K. C., spent n day in town last week. Col. Chiles, is a candidate, for Solicitor of the eighth circuit, aud a better man than he Is could not be found. ku. McKcnney, or rieiimom, i., 0110 ot Prof. Watklns students, was taken sick lust week and had to be sent home. Wo arc glad to hear he Is much better. Thero is very little sickness in our community at this time. Dr. J. F. Shirley has purchased a fine horse, anil will not ride the blind mule any more. Another drove of tine mules at J. L. Mcoeks. Messrs. Ij. A. and T. II. ISroek, are having a well dug on the lot recently purchased by them. Mrs. M. A. El rod, Is oft" Anderson on a visit. Master Harry Shirley has pone to Anderson. to enter Capt. Patricks military school. Miss Simons, of Hodges is visiting Mrs. Fannio Greer. Mr. J. W. Greer, of Dallas, Texas is visiting his cousin Mr. G. M. Greer. Mies Forscythe, of Charleston, who has been visiting Mr. M. Erwins family, has so far recovered from her sickness as to return home. Mr. Ham Webb, one of Anderson hand some merchants, spent one aay wim us mm wceli. The many friends of Miss Kallie McGee. of Mulbery. who has been sick for some time will be triad to know that she is much bettor. Hev. M. McGee, is preparing to build a new residence. The Presbyterian church is almost linisheil, J and when completed, will be un ornament to I our town. CALLA. Indies' white and colored collars. Ladles' white and colored culls. W. E. Bell. Fine plated tabic spoons, tea-spoons and forks. A nice and useful present to give your wife. Smith & Son. 12-14 2t We aro prepared to 1)11 all orders for brida outfits on short notice. It. M. liaddon ? Co. 0. P. H. RUMINATES. SHALL OUR SUPPLY OF GROG AND WHISKEY PUNCH BE CURTAILED ? Visions <>r Closed Rarrooius mill tin Iniasinary R?(llo of SniHIy Movilie <'ars. Shock His Nervous System. I>istm*h llis Itrain. ami ICnal?l<> Him to Sec Strmiso Sibils. Editor Press mul Manner: I observe in your columns tho troublesome whiskey traffic that is pending for a cont inuation of a legal sanction In Abbeville county Is beginning to elicit a feeling of agitation. As it is naturally a warm question, I presume, 1. ..mmnnllinn will III! exhausted pro ami con, ore the lost is made at. the ballotbox. Doubtless its respective artvocates and opponents will brinuto bear their points on the arena of discussion with more or less fervency. I am apprehensive the struggle will not be conducive to the preservation of the continuity or solidity of the Democratic party. A "split" would be easily encouraged. I know of no cause that is better calculated to produce such a result than the agitation of the prohibition question. Much dissatisfaction already prevails within the party as to the prodigality of the government regime, resulting from an unnecessary continuance of multiplied and high-salaried officers. The liydra-lieaded monster (taxation) was shorn of none of its massive proportions by the wisdom of the last sitting of the Legislature, yea, rather, vice versa. And the dissatisfaction is well calculated to increase without any additional Incentives. Retrenchment seems to be ignored in every Instance. The party docs seem to bo assuming objectionable features that need overhauling by sotne populous process. A feeling is bound to spring up in the whiskey campaign and thoughts wll! do voiced wiai win cngcuuur Hiiuignujimi,? party dissensions within the body politic. It is a question that partakes of too much infringement of personal inherited rights for taciturnity to remain in a quiescent mood. My opinion, the ensuing election will result unfavorable to the prohibition cause if honesty in "count" is allowed to prevail. I Honesty and Frec-W ill, however, encounter , jnuiny barriers in maintaining a supremacy in i tfhis corrupt nge of elections. Freedom of i nights are at a low ebb when corrupt policy I P resents a claim. It occurs to the undersigned that such election is inopportune. It is uni 'fortunate tlint it lias been decreed by the ' ''powers that be" in such close proximity to fthe National campaign. Tho excitement will i*iot subside before a call will be issued for the 'Democratic party to rally her forces for the Apolitical campaign. You well know that her welfare depends upon "unity of strength." I [supposo our worthy law-makers were com-| 'mttted to recognize the petition of their con- j stituency which they had failed to have invested with the proper legal endorsement, the year previous, before submitting it to a popular test vote. Another hurried overlooked action in _that matter would not have been amiss. J can t conceive wnai cucournBviucub, or grounds the workers of prohibition base their Lope of achieving success. They know | a strong opposition exists. The recent disasters tiiat befell the prohibition party lnTexas, Tennessee and in that noted Gate City of the I Empire State, where the venders of "rice beer," "nerve tonic," and et cetera, reaped such a harvest of profits in her dry era, especially at that epoch of her history when that noted stupendous "big-to-do" was on hand, and In adjoining counties, (Anderson and Laurens) foreshadow no discernable gleam of hope to rub out the license traffic of spirits at Abbeville Court House at the polls next March. The spirit of the move, I suppose, Is well intended, but, experience the best of guides, has fully, time ana again, demonstrated that It will not effect the reformation sought. There: has been so much chicanery, deception and1 hypocrisy practiced in the temperance cause for the last few years, that I am almost disgusted to hear the idea of prohibition broached. While ever humanity is void of the moral rectitude, persuasion or consciousness to resist the Inherited morbid propensity of taking a "little wine for tho storuach sake" it will, to the end of time, indulge In intoxicating beverages. if. they arc gct-at-a-ble under any pretense. The exhilarating and evil effects of alcaholism are bound to prevail while ever any of its species are manufactured. Local prohibition Is nothing more or less than a humbug. If it was possible fora national prohibition to bo effected, debar every county, city or town from Its use or make, (medicinal purposes are not excepted) and ercct a dam across the) "mighty deep" to prevent, its flooding over into any of Uncle Sam's territory, In a word, not a drop to be made or imported, then I would bo convinced that abstemiousness of whiskev drinkable* (temperance) would reign J supremely. Then, I would be convinced, there was no class legislation in the whiskey trallle. I'll put on the "brakes." I don't propose to mount the "stump" and give impetus to the "ball." Under a clear serene sky, Inst Friday evening about twilight, a singular gust of wind appeared, all of a sudden and blew momentarily with terrlflo violence. I suppose it was a precursor <>f the phenomenon that took place twenty-four hours hence the night succeeding (eclipse of Luna.) I can't venture into an explanation. If the clouds will not brew up and send forth their liquid profusion the present week, the tillers of the soil will commence seeding the oat cereal with a lavish hand. They made a mistake in lotting the fall season pass without sowing at least, a half crop of oats. Ouryouug friend, W. K. li, who is in possession of external appearances of enjoying lobust health, and endowed with a full share of muscular vim, lias returned from the field of drumming businessand resumed the farm ' ' - /I T T~ illg nVOCiltlOn (111 Ills lanncr ikiurhicuu. illreturns with renewed resolutions to earn liis living by tlie "sweat of his brow" in cultivntinsr a portion of the wide expanse of motlier earth. The most reliable calling. We greet him a welcome back as a neighbor resident and co-partner in the farming brotherhood. More producers, the better. What has become of the factory enterprise In your midst? It certainly was not financially rooted sufficiently to sustain a growth of early perfection. It sprung up too much of a musliroom-like. The one that spruug up at Due West on the heels of the Abbeville factory scheme, claiming precedent of former public action, (over tho left) I am apprehensive, that it has me*, with a similar fate, eked out a temporary existence for the want of financial nourishment. Our good frlond R. S. G. has failed of late to keep us posted in this matter. The parties that had "axes to grind" will have to suffer themselves to be gored with sore disappointment. The boom In real .estate has ceased to attract much attention. Bad omen. Even tho money was at hand to build a factory, Duo West is not the proper place for It. I notice our friend It. S. G. Is courting your favor, in soliciting your editorial lordship in behalf ot the Cumberland Gap. I am not prepared to believe that you will retract tho honorable, manly, and just course you pursued in resisting that would-be unlust taxation. Time certainly has not obliterated from your memory tho many vile curses you i received in the city of Due West and suburbs during that canvass. You have a legion of I good iriehds that do not want to pay that un-1 lust tax which was voted so unfairly in Due "West township. Whenever that tax begins, if ever, to he collected, doubtless the election will undergo a full legal investigation. It was voted under a protest that was publicly announced on the day of election. It seems to me, the many years that have elapsed since the vote was taken, are sufficient to declare the prospective bonds null and void. Are no special limit specified for the completion of the road? Will the bonds remain valid for an indefinite period? Will forty or fifty years hence not effect their validity ? Would our posterity be required to pay them? It was very unjust to entail such a tax upon the rising'gencratiou. O. P. H. THE G., C. & N. ROAD. Track Laying to Commence litis Week? Nearly all of the Line Located. Athens Ilunncr Watchman. Glorious news Iroin the Georgia, Carolina and Northern railroad readied Athens this week. The road is nearly graded from .Monroe, X. C. to Chester, S. C'., and It is expected that the work of track laying will commence. Tho Iron has been bought and paid for to equip the graded portion of the line as also the roliintr stock. In a few days dirt will be broken oil the; Clinton, s.;c., section, after which will come Green wood, Abbeville, lilbcrton and Athens. The most responsible railroad contractors in the South are working this road and large forces of hands areernployed. It is being enided very rapidly. It is not probable that ilirl will be broken around Athens before next spring, as lien. Hoke has decided it best lo throw his entire forces on the northern end of tho line and complete the railroad as he progresses. In less than two years it will be graded and operated the entire distance. This railroad has now over a half million dollars to its credit in the bank, has paid every dollar or its indebtedness thus far. and ha< not. sold n bond or asked one dollar from tho subscribers along the route. This road is as certain to lie built ns the old reliable (ieort'ia train will roll Into Athens to-day. rt is bucked by business men, who are proceeding on business principles. Tho (tuoMtioii Answered. Editor Press and lkinncr : In answer to the (juesllon of "Inquirer" of last week, concerning the amount paid to the teachers of Cedar Spring School District, would say that some of the teachers of said township taught school in November and December, ISS?i, during the administration of (J. C. Hodges. Esq., which accounts for the irregulurity of the distribution of the school fund. If, howevor, "Inquirer" will call on the board of School Trustees of said township, I who have tho immediate! lusnursenieni ui mu school fund, lie will ascertain more definitely and fully the cause of the irregularity. Very respectfully, K. COWAN, School C'otntuiKKloncr. Call and not anything in the clothing lines at coat. r. Rosenberg & Co. CONVINCING FACTS. PROHIBITION DOES PROHIBIT AT NINETYSIX. Rcjrrols for Iho ('oiirso of tlie "(Jrppn. wood Tribune" - - - Compnrntivo Trnrto in WhiMke.v?I'crKoiinlN, etc. Ninety-Six, January 31, IS'JS. I have liad several postal cards enquiring after the oat crop of 1887 and 1888, and In answer will say that as yet the crop Is not injured, at least there is no perceptible injury. Of course, when tho seed were germinating about the time the freezes came on at this time we could tell but little about it. I think, PROFITABLE FARM WORK FOR FEBRUARY Useful and Instructive Hints for the Farming Mini. Southern Cultivator. Tills is tho beginning of the busy work of preparing for the next crop. The farm now demands all the energies of the farmer who would lay st broad foundation for a successful years work. J t is impossible to foresee what will be the character of the seasons in the future. We know that it will be either "wet,'' or "dry," or "seasonable." It is well to provide against cither extreme as far us practicaOnly ordinary skill and judgment on the part of the farmer aro required to make a ? In n fnlrlv cnnsminliln year. Hut it does require a high degree of skill, find a Judgment thnt is based on experience and study to discount in advance, the drawbacks ami casual tics that are possibilities and probabilities of the future. It is often said that "a crop well planted is half made;" but the land must be properly prepared, securely protected apainst stock, Judiciously fertilized, etc., and the seed properly selected and planted before it may be truly said that the crop has been "well planted." Some have said that a farmer ought to plant such an area in corn as will yield undur the most adverse circumstances, a sufficiency for home uso. This Is putting it rather too strong. Every farmer of a dozen years experience knows that seasons occur wnen it would have been better to have planted no corn at all; and probably he would not If ho could have fore seen the result. The saler rule is to adjust relative areas (In provision crops especially) with reference to expected average seasons, so that an abandauce will be produced with such seasons. It is well enough to preparo the land and space tho plants as if expecting a dry year. Then if good seasons proved nothing will have been lost; and il a drouth occur at the critical period the extra labor of preparation and the wide spacing will tell wonderfully in the final result. Let every farmer consider what he wisnes or expects w bccuio uj iuuulo the year. What are the most pressing and Indispensable wants among those that may be supplied by the farm. Obviously, food comes first; clothing next, and so on. The essential business of a farmer Is to make a livlhg (meat and bread, lodging and clothlug) for himself and family. In our Judgment the man who makes the production of cotton tho main object of offor, and who looks upon the growing of food crops and other departments of farm Industry, as more Incidents or unavoidable drawbacks, makes a very serious, radical mistake. Such mistakes are frequent, and are frequoncly if not generally, the cause ol failure! Such mistakes are the cause of the present depression in Southern agriculture. We should first produce what we need most ?what we must have?what we consume, not what we do not need (or need but little of )and what we cannot consumc. Tho farmer who plants, pitches, prepares, plantsandcultlvates with direct regard to supplying his family with food in such variety and of such wholesome quality as may only be produced under his own eye, will not be likely to suffer for the want of any reasonable comfort, nccesI snrv. or even modest luxury that may be out side the limits of actual home production. The prudent provision for "plenty of everything" that such a farmer will make will generally result in such asurplufiof one or more products of his labor as will procure such other objects of desire, to say nothing of the returns from the cotton or other so-called "money crop." Wc claim no originality in the foregoing "Thoughts," except possibly in the manner of presenting someof them. In the main they are substantially the "old story." We would that by any means we might Impress upon Southern farmers that the essential idea and aim in farming?an object that lu attainable In no other pursuit on earth?should be to supply the chief necessaries and many of the luxuries of life directly from the farm. The mechanic, the miner, the mere laborer, the professional man, the follower of every other craft must exchange the products of his labor for money, and with the money purchase in the market the real objects of desire and necessity. Not so with the true fanner, in such a climate and with such a teeming soil as ours, r SPRING OATS. The acreage sown In tall oats Is much less than usual. The freezing out of a large portion of the crop of 18SG by the hard freezes in January 1887, had a most discouraging effect, which was augmented by the unfavorably dry weather which prevailed in some parts of the country during the sowing season. The oat crop, however, is too valuable, and in the long run too reliable to be given up. Soring sowing cost little more than the seed, even if the crop falls from drouth; and a good breadtheight, or ten acres at least to each plow runshould be put In. In ourjudgement?founded upon experience and observation?oats sown in February are much less liable to injury by freezing than if sown in January. Sowing In the "old twelve days" smacks more of supertitlon and sentiment than sound reason. Our hardest weather Is usually from December 2o to February 1, and It Is not often that oats sown In February arc killed by freezing. The soil for spring oats if not already fertile, should be well manured and deeply and closely plowed?the latter to guard against drouth as much as possible. If the land be cross plowed so as to leave the furrows partly open, the seed may be sown broadcast and harrowed in with good results. Cotton seed, or the meal alone, or in compost with acid phosphate and potash, makes an excellent fertilizer for oats. The crop requires rather more ammonia and potash than the percentage usually found in commercial ammoniated phos piintes. Undoubtedly (he Burt oat la the safest for spring sowing, nsit will mature In 100 to 120 days when sown In February or March, according to latitude. Sow plenty of seed; the latter the sowing the heavier should be the seeding. Allow for yield of twenty fold, is a pretty safe general rule, unless the expected] yield, or capacity of the land is small, inJ which case the seeding should be somewhat] heavier than this rule would indicate, and' vice-vcrta. j ITENSIVE FARMING. . In last months "Thoughts" wo promised! more on the subject of inten6lvo farming "after! awhile." It was then suggested "that as a! principle it does not pay the best to manure; a few acres very heavily and leave the maln| expanse of the farm with little or no manure." To stato the proposition affirmatively we mean to say that a general practice it pays better to distribute manures somewhat uni-' formalyand impartially over the entire areaj to be cultivated than to fertilize a few acres' very highly and the remainder very lightly.! A ton of anv cood fertilizer will yield a bet-j ter per cent, on the cost if distributed equally over a field of twenty acres than If one half the ton be concentrated on two acres and the remaining half distributed among the remaining eighteen acres. These hints are more particularly applicable where concentrated fertilizers are used, which cost com-1 paratlvely little to distribute. Good fertilizers, judiciously applied, should bo cousideredaa an investment rather than an expense. An increase of the area in cultl-j vation involves increased expense of labor, supp'ies, implements, eta, but an Increase in the quantity of fertilizers need not Involve any material additional expense, aDd while wc have premised that a uniform distribution gives better results on whole, the correct conclusion is to reduct areas and fertilize both liberally and uniformly the entire crop cultl-, vated. A farmer may highly fertilize 20 acres and make a good profit, but the hundred or more acros unfertilized or but lightl v fertilized may result in such a loss as will swallow up the profit on t he 20 acres and the aggregate or average result will be loss instead of gain. There are thousands, yea hundreds of thousands of acres annually cultivated in the South that do not yield one cent of profit, but on the contrary,entail a positive and real loss. The remedy is either to throw such acres out of cultivation, or cultivate them in a different way. The most available and immediate remedy is to throw such land out of cultivation and confine our efforts to smaller areas, with less expense of labor, stocli, etc., una increase the Investment in fertilizers. There are many farms yielding a scanty living for all concerned, where it would be wise to sell one-half the mules, one-half the plows and other implements, one-half the land (or let it rest), dispense with half the labor, and invest the money saved in fertilizers, improved stock and improved implements, and such appliances as may be needed to reduce loss and waste. Tho farmer who1 confines his best efforts and skill to a small portion of his farm and still continues the whole area in cultivation has practically only reduced area without reducing oxpenses. STOCK AND (J it ASS. Wo have often touched upon ihc importance of stock-breeding and fattening and grass cultvre. Now Is the time to sow grass seeds of most kinds, if not sown last fall, or if tho fall sown failed from any cause. It is 1 useless to uttempt grass culture on poorly stricken and poorly prepared soils. Bermuda niny be excepted from tills remark, as it will grow on almost any soil. March, however, i9" a better time to set a Bermuda pasture. There is absolutely no reason why Southron farmers?cotton farmers?should not raise all the horses and mules needed for any and all purposes. We recently attended a colt show In Jefferson county, which demonstrated, if proof were needed, that Georgia can produce not only mules, but horses of the finest type and quality Sumter and Randolph and other counties in Southwest Georgia are stirred up on the question of stock-raising. Habit is all that is against us, ami habit can bo changed and reformed. We ought at least to produce all our horses and mules, enought butter to supply every dining table In the oountry three times a day. beef and mutton to fully supplement tho home-made bocon supply nnd furnish the markets of all the cities and towns. If the farmers of the South will only supply tho borne demand for all there animal ' ~ fltn nrohlGiii. prOUIIClM Ilt'.v w in lime ,.v. , , how to make the farm pay. J. s. Hammond & Co, will sell you a French calf boot at New York cost. Try them. 12-11 .1. H. Hammond A Co., keeps a full lino of sole leather calfskins and kip-leather. Cut to suit tho trade. 12-14 Colored dress, silks at 14 cents per yard. This is tho best bargain that was over offered in silks. Call ami secure a bargain before they are all sold. Win. E. Hell. 10-10 however, up to this time, all tue crop sown in 18S7 Is safe. A "little more railroad talk," Mr. Editor, and I am through. I have In my possession a certified list of all the freeholders of Ninety-Six township, at the time the petition for railroad election was ?oltcn up November and December, 1885, and the list shows one hundred and three (KM) qualified voters, and no fmore. If any of our neighbors doubt these figures, I have the list from the hands of the County Adiutor to prove it. For the benefit of our planters who want mules, I will state that Col. Walllngford will be here on the lOth of February with two or three car loads of mules: Our town is getting to be a first-class horse and mule market, and the farmers will find it to their advantage to buy at home instead of going elsewhere. The friends of the editor of the Greenwood Tribune think lip has made a mistake. We are satisfied that the prohibition law is not carried out to the letter In Greenwood or in our own town. Whiskey is sold and will be sold, but "prohibition" does does prohibit." The year before the prohibition law was enacted for tho town of NinetySix about 815.000 worth of liquor was sold by the barrooms of the town. This all in one year, and in no year since we have had prohibition has over 82,000 worth been sold, and two thousand is a largo estimate. Now here is a discrepancy of 813,000. Thirteen thousand dollars, and If divided out among tho freeholders of the township would amount to nearly sixty dollars per capita. What has gone or what was done with the 813,000? Is it not reasonable to say that it has been spent for goods, stock and provisions? Oh no, you say that that classs of people who buy whiskey never buy stock or put their money to any good use. This may be true In a measure, but It it is far better to send it to China (as some of the Orientals do with all of their earnings) than to buy whiskey. In times past in our town the barrooms were kept open till ten and sometimes till twelve o'clock at night, and became tho resorts of the young men of the town, who now hunt better places. On Saturdays It was uot safe for a lady to walk the streets. Now it Is dif lerent, and they can come to town shopping at their leisure. In the five years under prohibition rule not a half dozen arrests for drunkennes have been made. No salaried policemen have been employed. Wo admit that whiskey has been sola, Is still bciner sold contrary to law and will be perhaps till the end of time, but there can be no reason or argument offered why we should give back one inch, let us press forward and the day and time wiil come when neither Greenwood nor Ninety-Six will tolerate for a day the presanco of a man who sells whiskey as a beverage. The day of retribution will come sooner or later, and every pint sold unlawfully. Is but another link in the chain that is to bind the culprit who persistently violates the laws of God and his country. "Don't give up the 6hip," and one electlou day let us declare for peace and good order. Dr., W. H. Sanders received from Mr. Shoualter, of Virginia, one day last week a beautiful Poland China pig, at the same time he also received a very large white duck, but it was "a dead duck," and the Doctor is minus the original cost atid express freight. It is a mistake, Doctor, you should never tamper with "dead ducks." We thank "R. S. G." for his good opinion of us, and trust ho will never have cause to change that opinion. When the stock law was first agitated Due West and Ninety-Six townships led off and at the first election wero the only townships tbat adopted the law. XIUUUUIUI LII lUb un uc mat, uuu luiciuuni in the ratification of every good law that is submitted to us, and when the time comes to vote on the prohibition question, let us see if we can't sustain ourselves. Mr. \V. S. Richardson has returned with a lot of Kentucky mules. Mrs. Dr. A. B. C. Lindsay, of Calhoun's Mills, Is visiting her brother Capt. R. F. McCnslan and family. The Rev. T. B. Craig and wife, who have been away some time visiting friends, have returned. Messrs. Blake, Miller nnd Steck, three of our handsome young beaux, have made their debut. This Is Leap-Year young ladies, and now Is your chance. Mr. II. R.Turner, ngent of "The Staunton Life," informs us of his success In the business. Many of our best and most prominent men are taking out policies in his company. You are "eminently correct," Mr. Editor. The Hews and Courier is for Charleston first, last, and all the time. The several thousand bushels of corn usually bought by the planters In this vicinity will not be needed this year. Ono more good crop year will put our people over the fence and make them independent. Tho l.ast. fifth Hnhhnth nnsspd ofF verv nnlet ly in our town?no' services except a prayermeeting. Through somebody's carelessness the usual fifth Sunday's convention of the Sunday Schools went by default. Col. w. Scott Allen, of Edgefield, was in town last Saturday. Wo understand the Colonel is a candidate for senatorial honors, and we don't believe Edgefield could do better than to send him to the Senate. I Black dross Kllk, Jet ornaments it brniil sets, just received, It. >1. Huddou &Co., Black cashmere and silk wnrp, hcnrietta just received, It. M. Haddon & Co., HO dozen new hats, just received latest styles. P. Itoscnbiirg it Co. 12-7 Blankets! blanket*! to suit every one. P ltosenburg &. Co. 12Go and see what can bo bought for the small sum of Sets atE. A. Templeton's1 Blackings, bunch shoe strings, plug ofTobncca, lamp chimneys, brooms, baskets, for a nickel at E. A. Templetons. See the Basket soap, two bars for a nickel, at 15. A. Templeton's. Starch octs a lb at K. Templetons. Unbleached knitting tiireaU at Slots a lb at E. A. Templeton's. Shoes! shoes !wo arc prepared to supply the trade in almost any article of foot wear. Just received 3cases ladies and misses shoos. Our line of >'o's in all the makes we koop are now complete. You can get a good shoe at a I moderate price, U, II. Haddon & Co. 11-'10 II, M. Haddon & Co., Have a large nnu weu selected stock of staple millinery, dress goods, notions, A., to which they would cull special attention. it. M. 11 addon ?fc Co., Have a large and well selected stock ol'ladles and missed shoes, all numbers. GREENWOOD'S TRADE IMPROVING. ] t A Victim With Cupid's Arrow in His f Heart ? Kdiicntnl Hoels llaptist < ANNorinlioii?FarnicrM nt tlie FIooilti?!o of Fortune?I.iternry Clnlt. i GltKENWOOJ), S. C., Jan. 30,13S8. Ttic bright weather that now prevails Is ( vory acceptable after tlic weeks of rain and slush. A large number of persons from the sur- l rounding country were in town last Saturday. With fair weather and dry roads the business of the town Is again "booming." Zaehary's famous Iluncombe cabbage seed were sold on our streets last week. Mr. Zachar.v pays Greenwood an annual visit. Prof. Ned. Murphy is now teaching a class of our young men to "trip the light fantastic" The boys are rapidly acquiring the terpslchorcan accomplishment which will probably induce them to give their friends a uanco In the near future. Greenwood was well represented at the Savannah Valley Convention In Augusta last week. Tho Augustans arc a wide-awako people and their untiringeflorts to build up their city will certainly be rewarded. Hugh Wilson, Esq., while on his way to Augusta last Wednesday, spent several hours in town. His many friends here arcalways glad to sec his genial face. A number of young men here have organized a minstrel troupe. They are now practicing and a public performance will bo given soon. A well known and deservedly popular young lady of our town taking advantage of leap year privileges proposed to one of our worthy young men not long since. She was promptly accepted and the first day of May was named as Me day. Who will be encouraged by her success and do likewise? We know of more than one bashful young man who Is tired of "single blessedness." In tho library of theGresnwood Library Association are several hundred valuable books. By paying a small fee you may b3come a member of the Association and have access to all this valuable reading. Sound and healthy reading will develop and enkindle the soul and enlighten the mind. Time spent In perusing good books is not wasted. Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Millwee loft for Florida one day last week. They will be away three or four weeks. Cnpt. W. Ii. Rarmore visited Mr. W.H. Mays last week. He was on his way to Augusta where he attended the Savannah Valley Convention. Mr. H.J. McKellar, after spending several weeks with relatives in Georgia, returned to Greenwood yesterday. Mr. Mac. Turner, of Ninety-Six, was In town last Friday. Mr. W. B. Bullock, who has been a clerk In David's clothing store since last October, leaves for Spartanburg to day. He goes to resume big course in Wofford College. ? iit c-wi?i,iu ii -n n nptrrn tirpacher _ "n" . n. U.OIIICIUO, K. o-- . from Washington, D. C., addressed a large crowd of negroes on the public square last Saturday. He spoke more than an hour and bis address was full of good advice and good sense. He Is a shrewd, Intelligent man and knows something of the needs and shortcomings of his race. Mr. W. R. Bailey is spending a short recreative vacation in Florida. Large number of farmers who have heretofore bought thoir supplies on time are now buying and paying cash for their supply of groceries. This is certainly much better for both buyer and merchant and should encourage others to economize and avoid debt and the giving of liens. The council have removed the trees from the vicinity of the public well over which a neat house will soon be erected. "Forget me not" will bo given by the Rose Osborne Company in Durst Hall to-night. The company, consisting of fifteen or twenty persons, arrived on the evening train yesterday. The company has been highly recommended and a good house will be given them to-Dight. The Union Meeting of the Abbeville Baptist Association met In the Baptist church last Friday. The churches were represented and the meeting was a very Interesting and profitable one to those who had the pleasure ot attending. The pulpit was filled on Sunday morning by Rev. j. A. Rrown, of DCie West, who preached an admirable sermon on tho subject of Missions. Itev. W. T. Mathews will preach at tho Buck Level school house on nextSuuday afternoon. Greenwood is represented at Abbeville today by Capt. C. A. C. Waller, Mr. J. R. Leavell and others. Miss Tudio Graydon. who has been quite sick, is now In an Improved condition. MAC. mm ^ CHAT FROM THE HILL TOPS. Personal Matters of Every Kind? Cupid's Onrts and Muddy Hoatls? Kicking Girls and tirny Horses. Lowndesvii/le, Jan. 30,1888. During past week we have had regular January weather. Some ralu, then sunshine and some wind. The past two or three days of pretty weather has dried off our roads wonderfully. If our public highways get much worse, country traveling will be almost stopped. Mr. Marlon Mattison left 011 yesterday for Abbeville C. H., wnere ne win sj>euu u uiij ? two?then on to Anderson C. H., to go Into business with Simpson, Held Jc Co. Mr. Tilman Wardlaw, of Hester, spent Inst Tuesday night with Mr. Jas. M. Baker. Professor J. F. Harper will begin to "teach the young idea to shoot" in the Lowudesville Academy next Monday, 6th February. Mrs. J. Q,. Donald went to Hartwell, the home of the childhood on last Friday, to visit relatives and friends. Miss Kila PIuckabee spent last week at Mr. E. M. DuPre's near Latimer. Mr. Jus. M. Baker was married in Augusta last Thursday night, and he and his bride (rent on to Washington D. C., New York and ither points. ; Dr. J. B. Mosely and Miss Emmie Bruce ruralized a day or two, last week, at Mr. R. S. Moorehead's. Mr. Ed. Kay, of Mt. Carmel spent several lays at his mother's Mrs. Kay, of Penny's Mrs. J. T. Bnrncs, have been on a visit of some length, to Greenville C. H., returned to her borne near here, on last 011 last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. DuPre, of Latimer spent ast Satuaday at the home of the undersigned. ' Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Franks, and Messrs. Charles and GIbbs Baker, went to Augusta, ja., last Wednesday, to take In the Savannah Valley Railroad Convention, and be present it the nuptials of Mr. Jae. M. Baker. Quite a number of people along the line of Hour railroad, took advantage of the cheap exBcurslon rates to visit Augusta. I Gen. Humphries the President of the above jk'oad. Mayor G. F. Tolly, senator b. iuurmy and Col. Brown, of Anderson C. H., spent Bevera) days at tbe convention. Dr. B. A. Henry, Messrs. T. J. Baskin, R. A. McConnel and D. S. Scott, took In the "city of the Savannah," and were (tho three first named) present and witnessed the marriage of our young townsman. The Rev. A. J. Cauthen, the new Presiding Elder for this district held his first quarterly jonferenco here for this station, yesterday ind tbe day before. Mr. D. K. Coolcy has traded, for a fllne horse, and the lady who he either "kicks" or accepts, will have a nice horse to start with. Our streets were pretty well througed last Saturday. Some were trading?some attended the meeting aud others were brought here by a desire to perfect arrangements to eutitle them ta draw a part of the public school fund. I It Is a little singular but never-the-less true, that a majority if not all of the reporters of I ,h? ntirf Rann?r Bl'o In favor of prohlbi lion. Hurrah for that. Mr. S. W. Carnes left here last Monday, for Southwest Georgia, where he will probably locate. Maj. Dwight, Dr. J. B. Moseley and Mr. T. Baker made n prospective survey of a route, br the G., C. & N. R. R., between this place ind Abbeville last week. Mrs. Dr. Wright and child, of Greenville, is low with the family of Dr. J. ,'J. Mosely, for l visit of some days. Louis Hutchison, a colored man, living on Ir. Jno. Arnold's place, deserves mention in our Columns. Although living on rented, and, he has a sufficiency of corn, meat, potaoes, peas, and every thing for the support of lis family and stock, for this year-does not >we one cent and has now three hales of cot on unginned. With the right kind of manigement, we could all bo in the same independent condition. Go to Stove and Tin House for good apple vineger at :J3 cents per gallon, and many other things "too numerous to mention'' at the Same proportionately low price. . TROUPE. SOUND DOCTRINE. X Xord for NoinctliinK Mow Powerful than Moral Suasion. Associate livjormcil Presbyterian. There is to be a Prohibition election in Abbeville county sometime in March. It is an important question and the intelligent voters of tills county should give it their niirtmuf iit.oit imi- Snrolv it ouirliL to be dos-I sible to conduct a campaign on this question without the heat and bitterness which are, alas, loo common. Wc confess to a sincere concern and anxiety lor tlie triump ol temperance. We believe that every interest ol society is deeply involved. It Is the great Prime Minister of England, Mr. Gladstone, who says that drink has produced evils more deadly, because more continuous, than those caused to mankind by the great historic scourges of war, famine and pestilence combined. That is a "tremendous sentence." It is true. No one will question the evils of drink. Is prohibition the remedy ? Is it wise and expedient? Wo believe it Is the best available measure. It combines in a degree legal restriction and moral suasion. Certainly the latter alone is not efficient. It has been I faithfully tried for hundreds of years; yet we do not suppose there is a single community in all Christendom which lias rid itself of the saloon solely by moral suasion. Some legal restriction was found necessary. This is the lesson of the past. Let us read it ami profit by it. I.et us vote Abbeville dry and make it dry. I You should try a bottle of Durkces "Salad | Dressing" and "Mont Sauce." "A rich whole- I ;ome and delicious Mayonnaise Dressing" for | mind nnd meats. I We havejnst received a case of the above | ;elehrat.ed sauce and will ho glad to supply a you. W. Joel Smith <fcSon. I am adding to my stock all the time, new md desirable goods for ladies. W. K. IJcll. School claims wanted, will give p<?tfs cash for them. W. E. Bell. S2,fto0 worth of seiiool claims wanted, will give ?oods at casli prices, or will pay cash for them at a small discount. \V 111. E. Bell. Special bargains In winter goods for this . month. Win. E. Bell. Short ends in dress goods and ginghams for less than cost. Win. E. Bell. Heavy wintor shawls at 75 cents, worth $1. \V. E. Bell. Win. E. Bell will close out his winter stock at cost, he will leave soon for the Northern markets to buy his spring stock. I offer special bargains to cash buyers this month. Several lines of goods for half there value. Win. E. Bell. 1000 yds % shirting, 1000 yds % dtllllng, 500 yds l l shirting, 10(>0 yds 4-4 bleaching Just received R. M. Haddon <fc Co., To the ladles! If you are In need of anything in the shoe line R. M. Haddon & Co., can supply your wants. If you want a cheap shoo go to Haddon & Co. If you want a medium price shoe go to Haddon & Co. If you want a fine pebble, kid Kangaroo, Gondola, or French kid shoe go to Haddon & Co. R. M. Haddon & Co.. have a full line ladles, misses and children shoes, quality and price guaranteed. Special to the ladles! If you are in need of anything In the holsery line, R. M. Haddon & Co., can fill your bill. Ladles hose 5 cents up. If you are In need of anything In misses children or infants hose, Haddon & Co can supply you. Smethlng new! R. M. Haddon & Co., havo Just received 1 case ladles and misses button shoes. Made of "Kangaroo" leather. Thosa In want of a real fine dressing shoe at a mod eraie price snnuia see mis nne ox eooub. mty fit like a glove and wear like a calf skin. It. M. Haddon & Co., have full line ladles . * bright '.Gondola" button shoes. Spanish last, arch Instep. A beatiful fitting shoe. Wearing qualities first class. Call on Smith & Son, for "Turkish Prunes Anything and everything in the way ofcholeo Nuts, and especially for fresh Citrons, Raisins, Currants. 25 Sets Harness JUST RECEIVED. J. S. HAMMOND * CO. Jan. 24,1888, tf HEW TO THE MARK LET THE CHIPS HIT WHO THEY MAY! pOR we have Just received another car load F orrmrr.^3 AM/4 T..A uoll PA. J| vi Oiu V jjo| auu no hic 5u1 ug w uvtk ?vgardless of what our competitors say. IIOW IS THIS FOR LOW. Cook Stoves at $8.00 complete with 80 pieces. Cook Stoves at 810.00 complete with 30 pieces. Cook Stoves at 812.00 complete with 30 pieces. Cook Stoves at 813.00 complete with 30 pieces. Cook Stoves at 814.00 complete with 30 pieces. Cook Stoves at 815.00 complete with 30 pieces. Cook Stoves at 816.80 complete with 30 pieces. Cook Stoves at 818.00 complete with 80 pieces. Cook Stoves at 822.00 complete with 30 pieces. Cook Stoves at 82-5.00 complete with 30 pieces. Cook Stoves at 827.00 complete with 30 pieces. The largest assortment of COOK STOVES that have ever been offered to the people of Abbeville county. Come now and buy a Stove while you can get It CHEAP and have a large assortment to select from. We guarantee every Stove we sell. We offer every Inducement to CHURCHES and SCHOOL HOUSES on Heating Stoves. We carry a full line of STOVEWARE, such as POTS. TEA KETTLES, SPIDERS. WAFyr p roavc t pav pavq I C XJJCJ 'JliJLJAJIM. A itUJ.' i ?.V, Potware! Potware! If we can't sell you a Cook Stove come let us sell you some old fashioned POTWARE. OVENS and LIDS, EXTRA LIDS, WASH POTS, TEA KETTLES. On account of space we cannot enumerato all we do keep In store for you. But come and see for yourselves and be convinced that wo carry tlio largest stock ol STOVES, TIN, CROCKERY, GLASS, CHINA and WOODENWARE efer offered to the trade of Abbeville county. We will furnish CHURCHES with LAMPS and CHANDELIERS at a small per cent, above cost and carriage. We arc agents for the largest and most reliable JEWELRY HOUSE In the United States, and will take pleasure in ordering you any thing in this line you want. Call and examine our illustrated catalogue. J. Q. DONNALD, Manager. LOWNDESVILLE STOVE AMD TIN HOUSE. Nov. 9,1887, U We are Sole Agents FOR THE "ELECTRIC" CUTLERY. Scissors, Shears, Razors and Knives; absolutely the best goods ever offered to customers. If the ladies will give the "Electric" Shears and Scissors and the gentlemen the "Electric" Razors a trial they will not have any thine else. Lookout for our handsome "Electric" show ease on the right, as you enter our store. W. JOEL SMITH & SON. Jan. 5, 1887, tf Coffins at Mt. Carmel. JW. SIGN has coffins at Mt. Carmel-n the care of W. R. POWELL. The HEARSE will be sent from Abbeville when desired. Jan. 5, 1887. tf ITc nro the agon's for tlio JAMES MEANS $4 SHOE aiiJ i!ic JAMES MEANS % $3 SHOE. Ill I,.,, .MjUKS JIKANS 84 STTOK lig'.t Jrt.vIIiU. It ?ita likoik I &, <,\<WKfockin-j. i"J RKOUIRKU I J's <p\ AS NO " feirXAKrcO lN/'t* / X;" > O VWT' ittts jwrU'CJ'y ca.'y i.'ic nr.si ume ? / 0 <*\A U wo;-;i. iivilt satisfy the tno.-t f ^Cy, 1> A77vl'.wt:Jion.?. JAHKSMEAKrf An. ^/\ 83 SHOE is iiljsulutcly tl.o f V/C> _ J[\. only klictt of Its price which f, ^5^. <Tc, l:&s c-ver been placed exB. i(? '/tX A tons;vcly on the market ^ ^^>3. \*\ in which durability S considered before ^ ^^ere 0UtJ A sk for the Ximos H OJEi?5^?'u)!cc. Means $2 Shoe for Boys CallRt our Store anil t.y on A pair of these Shoei> W. Joel Smith & Son. Job Printing ! THE "PRESS AND BANNER" is well supplied with stationery, types and presses to do almost any kind of printing, including Briefs, f nfolnrrnoc VStll'ttAV'g UVW. Minutes. mid every other kind of pamphlets. Mercliants and business men will tind it to their interest to order from us their Itill Heads, Statements, Letter Heads, Envelopes, Handbills, Invitations, Cards, Ac., &.C. Two presses and about forty touts of t.\po haw been added duritm the year, to our i leviously well slocked otlice. All work sruiininteetl lo give satlslact < n, both as to Quality of work and prices. Send your orders at once to HUGH WILSON. Abbeville, S. C, Oct. 6, 1S87, II /