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I The Abbeville Press and Banner. ;
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I It is our Business, and the Reason for our Action should not Concern the Public.
I It is Enough to read the Prices we quote herewith, and learn that we are about raise A C7GLONE IN GREENWOOD.
I This is no dodge to Catch Trade by Marking a Few Articles Low, and Selling Others at Fifty Per Cent. Profit.
ii ii$u evenr mm he if the millirt iheit will be uw
At Cost. We Mean What We Say.
Please Note tJ^e Sale we are about to Inaugrate |
Our Ginghams, Seersuckers and 10-cent Lawns will be marked 8 1-2 eents. Everything in Prints at 6 cents; former Price 7 cents. All 5-cent Lawns at 3 1-4 cents. All 6-cent 1
Lawns at 5 cents. Oriental Lace Flouncing, 28 cents; former price 50 cents. 12 1-2 cent White Lawns 9 cents, 15-cent at 11 cents, 20-cent at 15 cents. Fancy White Checks at UT
cents; former price 20 cents. 15-cent Dress Goods at 12 1-2 cents. 20-cent Dress Goods at 15 cents. Nuns Veiling (best quality) 15 cents. 25-cent Dress Goods 20 cents. : J
50-cent Dress Goods at 35 cents. Seventy-five cent Gloves at fifty cents. Silk Mitts (all silk) fifteen cents. $3 and $3.50 Shoes, $2.35 and $2.75. Two seventy-five Shoe for two -x
Those who come first wil! get the choice of our complete stock, and save twety-five to fifty per cent on their purchases.
Greenwood, S. C. J. W. MIL 1
ss* NT. B. ISTo Samples Given During this Sale.
Old Age.
How beautiful and blest a calm old age.
That lets the young world go witliout;a sigh,
Resigns the pleasure. lays the burden by,
And bids the soul in peaceful thought engage!
So have I seen a stream, that dashes by
Full many a lretting rock in mimic rage,
That sings and sparkles 'neath a summer sky,
Come softly down unto the ocean's edge.
In wide and placid pools the sunlight sleeps;
No ripple breaks the surface; all is still.
Down, down the river slips, below the hill,
And gently Into Ocean's bosom creeps.
O God, while nature sweetly does thy will,
Man only lingers, doubts thy love, aud weeps.
TTlij Girls Go Wrong-.
Child Culture thinks that girls like
bad boys the best, and that they will
forsake father and mother, disregard
the advice of their truest iriends, and
bring desolation to the hearts of all
rather than renounce a dissolute fellow,
are facts too potent to require
proof. What is the cause of this? In
well-to-do families the girls are spared
every effort and deprived of every opportunity
to exercise their will power,
and consequently grow up wholly unprepared
to exercise judgment, decision
and action. The sentimental, poetic,
delirious period arrives. The
emotional nature, under the stimulus
of awakening faculties now become
supreme, and the girl is wholly under
its control. There should be no difference
in a girl's and a boy's life until 4
they are ten years of age. She ought'
to He the equal of her brother in out-ofdoor
sports. Until they are fifteen
years of age they ought to have the
same training in school. As much
ought to be expected front her as from
him. After that time their education
should differ, according to their different
spheres of action. A true affection
is an anchor to character, and if a
girl's life were securely anchored at
home she would not be so easily driven
out to sea. The father, rather than
the mother, is or can be a favorite with
the daughter. If a father wishes to
fortify his daughter against folly let
him retain her love and confidence.
Not simply respect and esteem, but ,
love. And to do this he must feel the |
love of the child until that love ripens
into the genuine affection of a woman.
Many fathers deceive themselves. (
They think their daughters do lovo
them. They will think this when (
they cannot remember ever to have
had a confidential interchauge of
thoughts, aspirations and secrets, such
1 ...? *1 **? ? >?1
Q3 W? llttVC UUJJ V> 1111 IUU3C WU UWllJ (
love and fully trust. They cannot remember
when they had a caress or (
anything but a formal kiss; and yet
they think their daughters love them. ,
Apply these tests: "We confide in (
those we love. Does your daughter
reveal her heart to you ? Wo like to (
he with those we love. Does your
daughter long for your companionship?
Does she really enjoy being
witn you ? Will she forsake the society
of others to be with you? If your <
daughter has loved you and con tided i
in you from infancy and found in you ]
that true friend that she ought to find, | j
do you think she will forget all this i
and go contrary to your wishes? She |
will not fall in love, but will enter into i
love deliberately, and her father who !
has her confidence, can counteract the
leading if he sees fit. When a young ;
man comes to steal her heart lie will
find the old gentleman at home. If
he wants that heart he must ask for it
and satisfy all parties concerned of his
ability to treasure it. If he be a sneak
thief he will soon be gone. If he be a
true knight he will enter upon the
conquest with a manly courage and
bearing that itself is evidence of his
Good Ad?ico to Misses Who Expose ]
Their Silly Minds.
A habit with our thoughtless young
ladies who do a great many things
quietly which they would not like to ]
have known of at home?a habit deserving
of the strongest condemnation j
?is that of promiscuous correspondence
with gentlemen, whether the ,
gentlemen be married or single. The r
young ladies who find pleasure in this
habit use their pens on auy pretext }
that turns up, ana sometimes on no
pretext at all. Wo are not really sure
that this does not come less under the
head of an undesirable habit than a
sin ; for there is an indelicacy about it
quite amounting to immodesty, of
which no girl who respects herself or
who desires the respect of others will
be guilty.
These young letter writers, however,
generally get a fit reward for their
thoughtlessness or their culpability.
If their correspondent is a man of systematic
habits, their letters are docketed
and ticketed, and his clerks have as
much of a laugh over them as they
wish; and if he is not a systematic
mau, then those letters are at the mercy
of any and every one who chooses
to waste time in reading them. If
their corrospondent is a married man,
then his possession of their letters,
even of the most trivial kind, places
the writer at a disadvantage. Sooner
or later the letters fall into the hands 1
of his wife, who reads the folly or the i
wickedness with clear eyes and holds i
the writer not only in contempt, but j
in her power. !No young girl can be
sure that her correspondent is not
merely amusing himself with hei, and
it is often the case that her letters are
unwelcome and a nuisance, and he does
not check them, and does reply to J
them, not from interest in her, but f
from merely manly chivalry.
When the writer has recovered from ?
her folly, or forgotten about her idle- L
ness, there is the letter, ready to rise
like an awful betraying ghost, after 11
she herself has possibly undergone a c
change, that will make her face burn, 1
branded with shame, should the letter v
ever chance to confront her, or perhaps ^
I'ven the memory of it. Her motive 8
may have been all innocence at the 1
time, but it is left forever under doubt;
and, in fact, except in the baldest bus- 1
mess anair, mero can ueuo excuse, anu
therefore do innocence, in the matter v
of a young girl's writing letters to any "
man not her personal relative or guar- *
dian ; for about most of these letters
there is an u 11 maidenliness almost Y
amounting to indecency, and in the 11
end her correspondent himself never ,s
thinks other than lightly of her on ac- "
count of them.
Oebtorn and Creditors. ?
The common feeling respecting debt- t
itra and creditors is often erroneous, e
and, as is common with fallacies, it af- a
fects with double force the young and t
inexperienced. Debtors are, represent- 1
ed in the ordinary language of a large 0
portion of society as a set of amiable
unfortunate, and most interesting per- j'
sons. Creditors, 011 other hand, are i
represented as execrable wretches, with t
ii hardness of heart that would disgrace 1
the executioner.
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Butter Scotch.?One cup of mo- c
lasses, one cup of sugar, one-half 41 cup \
of butter; mix together. Boil until it i
hardens when dropped into cold wa- e
ter. ]
In Life or Death-lThich ? t
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Flowers for tho coffin ! Flowers for the dead ! *
\ cross o'er the heart, and a crown o'er the .
Scatter them lavishly over the lid, s
nil the roof o'er the sleeper by flowers Is hid. c
rhen, speak the warm words that would ten- \
derly prove, .
flow you valued that sleeper, his work and ~
his love; t
Many will hear it?and some with surprise, a
For they learn of it first when the cherished y,
one dies. ~
ft'bat if the sleeper himself never knew
Chat you valued his worth, and with charity 0
true, n
Sad mantled his fallings, Infirmities, sins, j
With the love that starts questing where virtue
begins. 8
A'hat if the sleeper himself cannot know |
)f your words or your flowers?they fall as v
the snow r
Shall /all cold on that sleeper's lone grave, 0
impotent to warm him, to cheer or to save.
still, garland tho bier and bepraise the cold
Tis the way of tho world, let tho world have
lis way: ??
kVhut If none knew that to you he war dear,
Vtone with your flowers, a word or a tear.
L'on heart, now so still 'neath the white flora1 ^
Seat the dirge of Its needs, till Its death"?was t
your loss* y
Svery drop of Its tides would have surged to
your feet, * * "
flad your flowers then attracted, your words O
been as sweet. f,
Chore are lives now endarkened by loneliest a
night, S
Phat your words might Illumine as wavelets
of light; n
'erchance in your circle hearts hunger?un- a
fed, fi
^or the words that would nourish, you never
have said. n
Jring flowers to the living! Bring flowers to- ,
day! ?
Nils, this the dlvinest. "moreexcellent way;" h
ilad songs for the toilers uncheered, let us u
slug; H
jOve's holiest offerings, In life let us bring. 11
Short Sermons For Boys. |j
Most boys aud girls do not like ser- }
nons?they say they are too long for
heir highnesses. Perhaps they may 1
ike these short seunons. They will "
five food to think over, and must not R
>e read too hastily.
A Swedish boy fell out of the win- "
low and was badly hurt, but with ?
lenched lips he kept back the cry of f1
>ain. The King, Gustavus Adolphus, "
vho saw him fall, prophesied that the ?
>oy would make a man for an emer;ency.
And so he did, for he became
he famous General Bauer.
A boy used to crush flowers to get ?
heir color; and painted the white j!
ide of his father's cottage in Tyrol "
rith all sorts of pictures, which the
nountaineers gazed at as wonderful.
le was the great artist Titian. ?
An old painter watched a little fellow **
fho amused himself making draw- r1
tigs of his pot and brushes, easel and ?'
tool, and said, "That hoy will heat 1,]
ne one day." So he did, for he was ?
lichael Angelo. !?
A German hoy was reading a blood 10
nd thunder novel. Ilight in the ^
ilidst of it he said to himself: "Now
his will never do. I get too much 15
xcited over it. I can't study so well
iter it. So here goes," and he flung
he book out in the river. He was
i'ichte, the great German philosopher.
Do you know what these little ser- 01
uons means? Why simply this, that k<
n boyhood and girlhood are shown C(
he traits for good or evil that make the el
nan or woman good or not. as
We do not know in what regions of li
pace rtieteors originate, nor what si
ourscs they follow before they come fa
vithin the sphere of the earth's attract- m
on. They have been supposed to be tl
ijections from volcanoes in the 1110011.
.f this were the case, they would have 01
o be supposed to have been ejected
>y the eruption with velocity enough
o pass the neutral point, or the point <
vliere a body is equally attracted by
he moon and the earth. That velocty
should be at least 2,270 metres a
econd, or about five times that of a
annon ball; if it were less, the mass
vould fall back to the moon. An?ther
more probable supposition is
hat they come from a group of minute
steroids which revolve in the space
ietween Mars and Jupiter, whose or>its
cross those of the large planets,
urs included, and are occasionally
net by the earth in its course. There
s nothing else, since the beautiful reearches
of Schirparelli have connected
he periodical swarms of shooting-stars
yitn cornels, to assure us that they do
lot come from still more distant parts
f the sky, or even from without the
olar system.?Dciubrec.
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A Suggestion for the Girta.
The girls of a family have it in their
lower at all times to do a great deal of ^
rork in behalf of the male membersof j
he household, or of heracquaintances,
f9io are out in the rough and tumble,
ud among all the temptations of the
pen-world ; but the winter weather afDrds
them ampler opportunity than
11 the out-door days of boating and
hooting and lawn-tennis and pick- e
licking do, for it brings about a closer ?.
nd more constant contact, a much
Liller vision of fine qualities, and a 1
auch more effective ground for their r
xercise. Young girls, then, who' un- 11
erstand this will soon find that they J1
ave all they want to do, if they will "
ndertake to make their homes so *
horoughly delightful that not only b
ther youths will come to see them F
here, but their brothers will contend- ?
ag and proudly prefer to stay therein.
Vith the parlor or sitting room made "
isteful aud cheery, asgirls can make a a
oom, even when forced to depend up- P
n themselves for means, with pleasent 81
eople coming in?coming in because 0
le place is bright and attractive and
le people no less so?with perfect a
uod nature preserved among them, 0
o matter what happens to upset the
jmper, and therefore the absolute &
inhibition of wrangling or of excited c
rgument, with as much music as
my be had, with a little amusing u
>ading, happy, merry talk, games 8
f one sort and another, elfort be- V:
lg made to have the newest and
lose most likely to attract the broth- *}
-s, according to their idiosyncrasies? "
ith all this, and more that will sug3st
itself to those girls who are in C(
truest about it, the house may be
lade by them a place in which the P'
rothers shall look forward to spend- "
ig the evening with nearly as much A
ratification as that with which lovers J?
ok for the hour that shall find them 111
igether; and all the more if the girl
ho has a lover does not count out her
mother as a supernumerary.?Harper1 a
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Assortiug and Packing Fruits. it
A St. Louis paper well says that it ai
ould pay fruit and vegetable growers ro
casionally to visit our great city mar- st
jts, and note the extra price which ol
tnsumers are willing to pay for cl
loice selections, carefully gathered, ri
tsorted, and packed. Careless hand- s}
ng and slovenly management are re- w
)onsible for a majority of the unsatis- tl
ctory returns from city consign- tl
icnts of fruits and vegetables. If L
lat l?e true of city markets in the tl
/est, it is ecjiially or more so of those tu
l the Atlautic sea-board. w
"Let's Play."
D the blessed and wise little children,
What sensible things they say! .
When they can't have the things they wish
for, I
They take others and cry: "Let's play!" <
'Let's play" that the chairs are big ooaches, 1
And the sofa a railroad car, i
\nd that we are all taking Journeys,
And traveling ever so far.
'Let's play" that this broken old china .
Is a dinner set rare and fine,
\nd our tin cups filled with water 1
Are goblets of milk and wine!
'Let's play" every one of our dollies
Is alive and can go to walk,
\nd can keep up long conversatlcns
With us, ir we want to talk.
'Let's play" that we live In a palace,
And that we are the queens and kings. ?
'Let's play" we are birds in a tree-top,
And can fly about on wings.
'Let's play" that we are school-keepers, ]
And groxvn people come to our school; 1
Vnd then punish them all most soundly |
11 they break but a single rule. g
) the blessed and wise little children, C
What sensible things they say! t
Uid we might be happy as they are. t
If we would be happy tlieir way. 1
Vhat odds twixt not having and having,
When wo have lived out our day!
jet us borrow tho children's watchword? i
The magical watchword?"Let's play." j
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The Disposition of Animals.
The temper of a farm animal as an '
lement in determining its value is not fi
ften given the consideration it merits. ?
the value and usefulness of a farm an- 1
inal depends almost as much upon the r
uental characteristics of the animal as 8
ipon its physical characteristics. A J1
torse may be muscular and active; "
ut if it uses its muscles and shows its ?
ctivity by kicking the other horses, 11
y running away with the wagon or p
low whenever the opportunity otters, "
r by getting over "the best fence on 0
lie farm, it is of less value than a
orse with less muscle and activity
nd more religion. And the mental
art of other domestic animals is of
3arcelyless importance. Yet we go ?
n giving our attention to the color of "
lie hair, or the size of the ear or horn, ol
nd altogether neglect the disposition
f the animal. !a
It should not be attempted to keep 11
eese and ducks where water is notacessible.
Never allow a nail or splinter to pro- P!
ude from any part of the stall. By j ?.c
uarding against such it may save a "I
aluable animal. I"1
A cow is iu her prime at six and for fr
n ee or four years after, according to 18
ie cow, and the manner in which she J
us been fed. High feeding wears a Jj
>w out fast. yThere
is just as much in knowing a(
?... K/.nn oa fViora la {m IrnAW.
LI VV IU IUCU UCliO <*C tUUi v 10 It<
ig how to feed any other farm stock. f0
his is the next important item to P'
iok after as soon as good houses shall ,u
ave been provided.
lie Careful. w
An old man is like an old wagon; ^
ith light loading and careful usage
will last for years; but one heavy
ad or sudden strain will: break it,
id ruin it forever. Many people ?,j
acli the age of fifty, sixty, or even
sventy, measurably free from most
' the pains and infirmities of age, jV
leery in heart and sound in health,
pc in wisdom and experience, with j
ni pat hies mellowed by age, and
ith reasonable proepects ana oppormities
for continued usefulness in <
le world for a considerable time.? in
et such persons be thaukful, but let all
lem also be careful. An old consti- an
ition is like an old bone?broken is
itb case, mended with difficulty. A nv
young tree bends to the gale, an old
ane snaps and falls before the blast.
A single hard lift; an hour of heating
work; an evening of exposure to rain
md damp; a severe chill; an excess
3f food; the unusual indalgenceof any
ippetite or passion; a suddeu fit of an^er:
an improper dose of medicine?
my of these; or other similiar things,
may cut off a valuable life in au hour,
ina leave the fair hope of usefulness
ind enjoyment only a shapeless wreck.
?Hastings1 Birthday Book.
An Article ?f Many Uses.
What on earth our grandmothers (
md mothers ever did without kerosene \
)il is a wonder, says a thrifty house- i
ivife. Hardly a day passes that this 1
irticle is not in requisition for some j
purpose. It is used in washing, clear (
itarching, loosing screws and bolts, |
ileaning furniture, polishing win- j
lows: then medicinally for sore <
hroats, externally, and for croup both
txterually and internally. But the
>est use that I have known it to come
nto was to take the rust from a stove (
hat had stood through the summer (
md gathered a thick coating of red 1
list. Sand and elbow grease were ap- 1
died most vigorously, but the rust '
leld its own, when a bright idea sug- J
;ested itself aud was acted upon with I
lerfect success. A cloth was dipped f
n kerosene oil and rubbed over the t
ust. After a thorough rubbing the A
tove was blacked, and one could never]?
ave thought but it was a span new *
ase burner. Not a particle of rust re-,*
jained to tell the story. To what use;1
his article will hereafter be called wej?
nunot tell, but really a family could ^
ardly get along in these times with- "
ut it. ' 1
Conversation in Public Places.
? y
Look for a moment at conversation a
i we overhear it on the street, the tl
orse and steam cars. Here we find tl
urselves involuntarily deciding who g
re those best acquainted with the a
iws of polite society and good breed- P
ig. Setting aside the cause of deaf- fr
ess, we are often annoyed i-t the per- p
stency with which people in near it
roximity to ourselves endeavor, in tl
mversation with tiieir friends, to en- w
crhten all the others as to their private c<
fairs, business, poverty or wealth, tl
iends, servants, and what not. This cc
due partly to home education in the ti
latter of conversation, and partly to
ie lareelv increasing numbers of
lose who nave acquired wealth sud- q
inly and have had no advantages of
irly education and culture, and who w
rget that fine feathers do not always
ake fine birds.?Ellen- Bliss Hooker ^
Good Housekeepers.
> ar
It is true that enthusiasm wastes, us
ut do you refuse to eat because it w
astes food? When you were after h<
?ur business ten thousand did you
>p because it would waste you to be
i) intense? The fact is this, that en- al
usiasm is shut down by men in this
orld to the lower functions of life. ^Vi
here is nothing that wastes a man tu
te laziness. There isn't a man who jn
nis real estate who does not know c0
at a house will goto ruin quicker if y
itenanted than if used as a boarding- 0f
Christianity lias to make progress ar
this world against weakness, form- in
ty, and Absurdity in its votaries, tic
d who shall say which of these three th
pratieally the greatess of its imperii- bl
ants??Christian Index- hi
Children's FrlenMly*.
Children are apt to seek the society
of other children at about' the Sixth
year of their age. This should be a
watchful period for the parents,"**
friendship'contracted at this thn6have
a very decided influence on the mind,
morals and manners of their children.
Nearly every child is influenced for' *
good or for evil through early associations.
If allowed to be constantly
with a nurse, their language and manners
will in nearly every case be identical
with those of the nursts. A
mother should spend the gteat& portion
of every day in the society of her
children. If to rid herself of theft
noise she permits them to seek companionship
outside, she has no one to
blame but hereself if their manners
and morals are corrupted. All chlliren
require the companionship of
thfiir mvn nrrp hnfr. If-. is v?rv
that the parents should choose their
That an eleven-year ojd boy should*
He of narcotic poisoniugfrom excessive
igarette smoking should not bo a mater
of surprise if he is allowed to smoke
it all. The tobacco habit is particulary
injurious to young and growing
joys. Nature rebels against Its use,
jut men, conquering a natural distaste
or the weed, habituate themselves
o its use, sometimes without dny obious
ill effects to themselves. Young
hildren, however, are not well qualiied
to resist the baneful influences of
obacco, and especially when it 1b used
n the form of cigarettes, which, in the
heaper kinds at least, are more Strong*
y charged with nicotiue than cigars
r fresh smoking tabacco.?-Philada
A German professor sp$nt twenty
ears in studying the habit and 6harcter
ofacortain snail, and learned
lis interesting fact concerning It: On
le Pacific Coast where it is found in
reat'abundaoee, it is preyed upon by
certain fish which abounds fn the"
acific Ocean. As an aid in escaping
om its formidable enemy it has been ?
rovided with an eye on the'back of
s head. The same snail is fourid on
le Atlantic coat, exactly like its far
estern brother in every particular exipt
that it has 110 posterior eye. And
le reason for this is that there is 110
1 n . u x u
jrrvspmiuiiJK usu 10 prey u{iuu it 111
le Atlantic Ocean.
The hardest place on earth for the
hristian to live is at home. There
e are off our guard, and the evil
ithin us comes to the surface. When
e are out from home, we are restrain*
1 by the public eye and we are more
jarded ; but at home, with poor wife
id children, the devil gets tne best of
i and we pay to them things which
e would blush to have our neighbors
Waxed Floors.?Mix turpentiue
id beeswax in the proportion of one
tllon of turpentime to one pound of
ux shaved thin. Let the wax and
rpentine stand over night befere usg;
then rub on the floors with a
arse woolen cloth several times,
igorous rubbing, improves the looks
the floors.
The great temptatien to which we
e more or less exposed is that Of loag
sight of God in the ordinary ac>ii3
of the day. It is hard to feel
at every action of every day is capap
of being so done as to advance or
nder our growth in grace.

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