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The Press and Banner.
Wednesday, April 25,1888. I
Stores lo be <'1okci1 at U O'clock.
We, the undersigned merchants of Greenwood,
y. I'.. agree to close our places of business
Tuesday, May 1st, l^ss. Also to close at 6
o'clock in llie afternoons, Saturdays excepted,
beginning May 1st, 1SSS, and continuing till
Sept. 1st, lsss. Our patrons will please govern
t hemsel ves accord i ngly.
M. A. K. Waller.
s. E. Ktansell,
I Sal ley, Harksdale & Co.,
I). J. llaborn,
.1. W. Greene A Co.,
J. C. Nickels,
.J. T. Simmons,
J. K. Durst & Co.,
W. J. Parks,
J. \V. Sproles,
Jervey A Co.,
(L A. Sw.vgert,
LTyth & Wells,
A Xcw Richmond in tlie Flcl?l.
Capt. F. \V. Nance Is announced as a candidate
for Sheriff, and wo take pleasure in commending
liim t"> tho favorable consideration
of the people. We have known him .a lifetime.
and our intercourse with him has been
without any occurrence to mar the pleasant
acquaintance formed in boyhood. He is a
graduate of Krskine College. He did his full
share of duty in the war, and in 1876 was
among the foremost of tho foremost in the
Red Snirt Brigade. The Captain was in our
office last Saturday, and authorized us to announce
him as a candidate, which we now do.
Best Mill in the Country.
Todd's mill at Donald's is perhaps the finest
mill in the up-country, and includes all the
latest machinery and best patent appliances*
for making good fl<#ir. The mill is Just completed
and the energetic and public spirited
owner, Mr. J. E. Todd, deserves the most
liberal patronage of the public, and faithful
service and good work may be expected in re turn.
If we had more citizens as energetic 1
and as enterprising as Mr. Todd, this country
would prosper as it has never prospered before.
a kK 11 In Hnai Win
Editor Press and Banner:
I see that Ausustu lias offered one thousand
dollars for the best county exhibit. I am satisfied
that our old county can win It if she
will try. Our sister county (Edgefield) Is In i
the field hard at work. Now If our people I
want It wecan get it by going towork at once. I
I would propose the President County Farmers
Club call a meeting from each club in i
the coudIj*. I would like to hear from some 1
of my brother farmers on this subject through
your columns. Respectfully, 1
\V. H. FRAZIER.
Father A. J. Hirshmeyer will conduct '
service In the Catholic church on Sunday '
morning at eleven o'clock, and In the after- 1
noon at five o'clock. Subject of the sermon
In the afternoon being the ''True Church." ,
The public are Invited. (
Col. J. T. Robertson*, nnd Messrs. J. M.
Gambrell and T. P. Quarles attended the
meeting of the Knights of Honor in Beaufort ,
last week. The Colonel took his children i
with him. . i
Mrs. Thomas Fergfsox, formerly Miss i
Cora Morrow, died last Monday night. She
was bnt a few weeks ago a happy bride.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Visanska left yesterday
to fipood a few days at Georgia's wonderful
"electric well." * !
Mr. Fennel and Mr. LIgon will couduct |
rellgious.servlces at Warrenton next Saturday
and Sunday. ,
There is a very superior article of Young
Hyson Tea at White Brothers at fifty cents
Miss Jennie Zkioler is home from Wil- 1
llamston College lor a short vacation.
Many of the Abbeville lawyers are attending
the Supreme Court.
There Is talk of organizing a Christian Association
Me. Waldo Marshall has returned from j
a trip to Charleston.
Mr. T. P. Qvarles attended the Floral
Fair in Charleston.
Miss Mamie McCracken is visiting relatives
Col. E. B. Gary is attending Court in Columbia.
Rev. John Gass, of Augusta, is in town. |
Mr. T. P. Thomson is in Augusta.
If you want something cheap, and at the |
same time good, buy a pound of Young Hyson
Tea at tffty cents. You will find it at i
"White Brothers. <
Our Btock of scarfs are just superb, especial- i
]y "Galena," "True," "Longfellow," "Sain- I
da," ("Crafton," "Anglessa," "Aylesbury." '
and planked withBlack Satin Dudelets, Black I
Silk Dudlets, White Satin Dudelets, Colored
Silk and Satin Dudelets. Pique and White
Lawn Dudelets, Black and Colored Silk Ties I
and Bows. White Lawn Ties and Bows, Call- I
co Ties, 4 in Hand Ties?make up tho hand- '
somest collection of Neck Wear you ever i
saw, and you should not fail to call early and I
lny in a supply for summer use. Smith & l
We have a small remnantof children suits, J
Knee-Pants and Jackets that we are closing
out at a great bargain. Smith <fc Son.
We are this week receiving fresh additions
to our stock of Ready-Made clothing and
always have on hand a large and beautiful i
line of samples from which to order special i
suits and single garments. Smith & Son.
Notwithstanding the tremendous run on
our unusually iari;e siock oi straw uuis, wc
still have a good assortment of styles, sizes, i
and prices. Give us a look. Smitn & Son.
In Linen Collars?"Rex," "Melville," "Ar- '
gyle," "Elite," "Bristol," "Navlllus," and
"Daisy" can't be beat for style, while "Mohawk
Chief' will suit some better, and can
be relied on for comfort and wear. Smith ?fc
A WOMAN IN THE FIELD.
Miflft Eliza (inrner n Candidate for
School Commissioner or Cnlou
I respectfully announce myself a candidate 1
for the office of school commissioner of Union
county, S. C.
I propose to give S600 worth of school books
to the children of the public schools if I am 1
elected. I have the leisure, and shall consider
it a conscientious duty to give most of my
time and means which the office affords for
the cause of education. 1
I have been teaching in the district public
schools for the past ten years. I have visited
a number of State and County normals, and .
I understand the new uud superior systems of 1
I have read the school law of this State
many times, and I believo that i am competent
in every respect to manage the business
of the office.
In behalf of the many children that have
no other means for education I trust the vol- !
ere will give me the office.
In behalf of the many children growing up
In neglect and ignorance, I ask the voters of ;
Union to give me their votes that I may take
the school money and educate the children.
I ask their prayers that I may be strengthened
to do the work. Most sincerely.
Eliza A. Uauskh.
Noting the above the Columbia Record has
this to say:
Miss Eliza Garner, of Union, wants to be
School Commissioner of that county, Unfortunately
for her aspirations, the Constitution
of the State prescribes that "no person shall
be olected or appointed to any office in this
State unless he pesses the qualifications of an
elector." And women aui't yet vote in South
THE NEW RAILROAD.
Placing t>>* Trestle for the Xcw
Route Through the City.
Tlio new railroad's route through the city
has been finally adopted, with only possible
coil)plications about right of way to prevent
the line being trestled, graded, Ironed ai d
equipped within the next few weeks. The
lost survey made, extending from the lower
end of the Greenville & Laurens trestle at the
depot and near the turn table side track, has
been fixed, and the greater part of the right of'
way is secured.
The hands in Contractor Uurckhalter's gang
are rushing the work on the big pile of heavy
Umbers at the deDot. and the great squared I
lops are being rapidly turned into trestle sup-!
ports, ties and sills. Yesterday the prepared i
timbers were being hauled d>.\vn and placed
along the line ready for use. The trestle will
extend clear across the level lots back of the I
?;as works and will be something over 1200 >
eetlong. It is estimated that this with the |
other trestles to come will make nearly half a j
mile of trestleing inside the city limits.
Grading is expected to begin in the meadow '
by the Air Line trestle to-day or to-morrow.
Contractor Tanner's hands are already worklug
In this direction near Flnlay's bridge.
One of the Construction Company's men!
said yesterday that was delaying now was the1
/city. The company had already ordered j
twenty flat cars, and a lot of box cars and two,
new locomotives. Some of the flat cars;
would be here in a day or two, he saldand one
of the locomctives was expected in a few
days, when it would be put to work on the U.
A L. huuling the material for the new road.
Cheaper than Coftee?that Young Hyson
tea at nfty cents per pound. Ask for it at
THE CUMBERLAND GAP.
IS ABBEVILLE AND EDGEFIELD TO BE
JOINED BY IRON BANDS?
The t'oople Would I.iliely Vote (lie
Tax, il? they Had a Fair Law. and
one Which Would .Hake il Safe to
We published in these columns last week
on Act of tlio Legislature authorizing the projectors
of a railroad irotu Abbeville to Kdgeilcld,
to causc un election to be held in Abbeville,
Cedar.spring and Indian Hill townships
to levy a lax for the benefit of the Cumberland
It would be useless for us to enlarge on the
necessity for a railroad from Abbeville to
KUgoileld. The necessity for such a railroad
is apparent to every one. The building of
this road would put us in direct communica
Hon with our sister county Kiigenciu, ana we
would n!so bo in railroad communication
with Hie town of Aiken, which is one of the
best and most fashionable health resorts in
the conn try. Our people would find the trip
to Aiken an inexpensive one, and there, they
would liud splendid hotel accom modal ions
for the nominal stun of four dollars a day.
The Abbeville and Edgefield lawyers could
travel between the respective Court Houses
with dispatch, ease and comfort. Citizens ol
Abbeville could visit relatives in Aiken,
without the trouble and expense ol going all
the way round by Columbia or Augusta. In
a thousand ways the public welfare and public
convenience would be promoted by the
building of this indispensable road. What a
vast amount of money in horse hire would be
saved to lishcrman, if they could go to tlie
streams by rail!
? lie 11 lit .'VlKt'U \VU CUU1U ?U IU l utu
Branchvlllo or Charleston as business or
[ilensure niinht dictate. Between Abbeville
and Troy it is quite likely that two railroad
stations would be established, and wherever
we have railroad stations we have communities
of people. This creates a demand for
school* and churches. Another matter. The
men who furnish the land for the towns
might make fortunes by selling lots to immigrants
who are expected this way at a time
not very remote. But we will not argue the
necessity of a road to Edgefield. We know it
is apparent to every body.
But we wish to ask tbo attention
of the reader to one of the most remarkable
laws that has ever been put upon
the Statute-book of any country. Ordinarily,
if the people want a law to ascertain
the sense of the community on the question
of cutting ofl the rum-suckers supply of In
toxicants, it takes yards ana yarus 01 petitions
anil years of deiay to get the law.
Now, who petitioned the legislature for this
law which deserves to be printed in golden
letters, framed and hung up on the walls of
Supreme Court rooms, and literary associations.
A nice ornament for the frame would
be slaves, chains, shackles and hand-culls.
Now for the law. Did you read it? Is It
not a riddle? Is it not u literary curiosity,
the meaning of which no fellow can find ont?
As a matter of fact, is not Section 3 one of
those meaningless ambiguities upon which
Lhe Supreme Court could put almost any conceivable
construction? What construction
could not a court which thinks that "as to"
means "for the benellt of,"' not put upon such
a jumble of words, which has neither beginning
Taken as a whole, the law itself is scarcely
less astounding than Section 3. It reminds lis
of the white man dividing turkey and crow
with the Indian. Heneveronce said turkey
for the Indian. This law never once holds
out an inducement for people to vote away
their properly. The law does not even contain
the pretense of a single safe-guard to the
confiding people who may mortgage their
property to this railroad, whoso vital importance
is not doubled and the building of
which we would not in any way embarrass.
But the people have rights, as well as corporntlons.
If we give to mis railroad to Edgclield
a mortgage on our farms, should we not
liave a protection in the law?the assurance
of the law?that the railroad may not take
our money without giving us the road. Is
there a capitalist outside the lunatic asylum
who would do so ill-advised a thing as to
iive his money without some assurance of
Let the nailer not forget his own Interests.
If the people asked for this most remarkable
law which now ornaments our Statute book,
Ihtn they did a very foolish thing. If the
railroad asked for it, and prepared the trap,
Llie people would be still more loolish to go
into the snare which may have been set for
them by the road.
We all want the road to Edgefield and we
will vote for it, if the law will make us safe
in doing so, but under this monstrosity which
we published last week, some of us at least
will vote against it.
When it is assumed to take a tax from the
people ot any township?in order that Justice
may be done?ecrtain and special Legislation
The voting of a tax 011 a county, and the
voting of a tax on a township, are two quite
listinct things, which involve the moneyed
Interests of the people.
For instance, tbe tax on a county for railroad
purposes is paid by the people of the
. ounty. In return for this outlay the railroad
pays into the treasury of the county at
east five mills on Its taxable value?two
1WWS lur bCUUUlft, LUl tu lllll 13 IU1 wuuij I'UIposes.
But, when It Is proposed to levy a tux on
\bbevllle, Indian Hill, and Cedar Spring
townships no provision is made that tlie tax
[>aid by the railroad in these respective town>bips
shall be lor the benefit of these townships.
.Such taxes would quietly and certainly
go into the county funds, when each of
these townships would get back just oneiixteentli
of the taxes on the property which
they had paid for and secured?the sister
townships enjoying equal privileges or benefits
from the large enpenditure which Abbeville,
Cedar Spring and Indian Hill had made.
Now, can't our law-makers be fair with us?
rhe railroad certainly would not object to
these townships enjoying tlio benefit of the
taxes which It may pay.
As the counties receive forever the taxes on
the railroads which the* build, is there any
objection to givintr the townships their just
und equal rights? Would any county vote for
a railroad, if an adjoining county were to receive
the taxes? We think not. Then give
the townships the taxes 011 the railroads
which they build. And make a provision
in the law which Khali make us safe in voting
away not only our own property, but it
may be, the bed and the homestead of our
noiuhbors. Mo money on the face of the
earth should be more sacredly guarded than
1. l'ut Abbeville, Cedar Spring and Indian
Ilill on a footing with counties?if they vote
taxes to railroads.
2. Make the citizen safe In putting his
hands in the lion's mouth. Fix it.so that his
ponderous jaws may not come together, and
crush the people.
3. We will be better satisfied with a law
wiiicn iiiuis ai proiccuon anu Muciy, even
though it be worded so that the Supreme
Court cannot understand it.
4. Make the law in plain English, so that
we know what It means. \V? know enough
however that the law as It stands makes no
eflort to promise satety to the tax payer.
Our Shoe department is very full. Ladies
kid button boots from $1.25 to $3.50. A-k for
our hand-sewed and hand-tanned Kid and
Don go la liutton Shoe. They are of excellent
material, handsome style and reasonable
price. Smith & Son.
We can give you a neat "Opera" slipper for
75 cents. An excellent line of Opera Slippers,
Newp ort Ties, Buskins, Ac. Smith ASon.
We keep a full stock of all sizes in Button,
Bal and Congress of the "James Means S.'i.(K)
Snoes" and the "James Means 5-1.00 Shoes."
Also Men's "Low Quarters," "Plevnas," and
Button, Lace and Congress Shoes at various
prices to suit the taste purse of all. Smith &
Thk Cedar Spring Democratic Club will
meet, next Saturday, in the grove in front of
Mr. J. B. Anderson, at two o'clock, for re-orgaolzation
for the campaign, and to elect delegates
to the County Convention.
J. IS. ANDERSON,
Wm. E. Pell will see that vou tret new and
stylish goods. I urn receiving by every trull)
new and fresh goods, one ease of dress goods
to arrive this week, 2 cases of hats and millinery
goods to arrive tills week.
My trade ha? increased so rapidly this season
that it is almost impossible to keep in
goods, but I have them coming on every
train. So don't become alarmed for fear you
won't get a new and stylish dress or hat. W.
One case of white goods and laces to arrive
this week, you will lind some pretty styles in
this cane, new gooks Just out. \V. E. Boll.
One case of dress ginghams to arrlvo this
week, in this case you will lind some beautiful
plaids and stlycs and the price only 10c.
W. E. Hell.
My trade was never better and-I expect to
keep it up if selling good goods at a small
profit will do it. This has been the secret of
my success in business. \V. E. Bell.
Positive bargains! l'arasols for the masses.
I will put on my bargain countor one lot of
silk and ginehams parasols for ono half their
value. Parasols worth 7oc. for 50 c., parasols
worth SI for 75c., parasols worth S1.50 for 51,
parasols worth SJ for ?1.30, parasols worth S2.50
for 51.75. W. E. I'.ell.
In order to make room for new goods that
are continually arrivine every da.v I will
place on my bargain counter one lot of white
tioods and t;ingliams. White goods worth S,
10,15c. for 5,8,10c. These goods nre last summer's
goods, but a bargain for the money.
W. JO, Hull.
I also have on my bargain eonnter one lot
of fans for one-half the value. \V. E. Bell.
If you wish to save money call at \Vm. E.
Hell's bargain counter. He has placed a lot
of goods on the counter for one-half their
. A fresh lot of choice Magnolia Hams, South
Carolina Shoulders, Breakfast Bacon aud Pig
Jowls at'J. F. Miller.
The prettiest line of spring and summer
cravats ever brought to this market. P. Ko enberg
A beautiful line of gent's cravats Just
opened?styles new and attractive assortment
complete. Smith & Son. 4-1
R. M. If addon <t Co., Not ISoing to
Allow Hie Demnnd to Exceed the
I Owing to the great demand In our millinery
and dross goods department, we are receiving
fresh goods from New York every week,
i Tlic demand has never been gi eater so early
j in the season, and we Intend to Keep right up
with the demand. So if you are In need of a
! hat, bonnet or dress, come and see the
I mammoth stock we have to show. Fresh
j new fashionable goods can always be found at
lowest prices. K. M. Haddon ifc Co.
i llats of the very latest styles from cheapest
! lo finest, wit It beautiful flowers, ribbons and
[ silks to mutch at It. Al. Haddon.
I Dress goods, the most expuisite colorings
'with suitable trimmings to match every
i shade. May be found at It. M. Iladdon <fc Co.
j Corsets, in a dozen different styles and from
the best manufactures in the country. It. M.
I Haddon ?& Co.
i Hustles! The latest Improved wire and
ispring bustles from 15c. up. 10 different
styles to select from. R. M. Haddon & Co.
Parasols. Caching styles In coloied and
black, silvered and gilt handles, handsome
goods for the price. It. M. Haddon & Co.
]f you have never visited our store. It will
nnv v/ni in <lr? an l.his MfuiBOll. Our Stock lS 1111
usually attractive. Wo have a great variety
to selecl from. You are bound to be pleased.
Our stock embraces so many new and pretty
goods, it would be impossible to give a description.
So wo Invite you to come and see
for yourself. It. M. Haddon & Co.
Hlack and colored dress silks, with trimmings
to match at. lower prices than such
i:oods are usually sold for at It. M. lladdon &
In the latest fashions, dresses cut and fllor
made to order. It. M. lladdon <i Co.
A beauiiiul llnesatines over2U styles at It.
M. lladdon & Co.
White goods, never before have we been
able to show such a variety In white dress
fabricks. They are not only pretty, but very
cheap. It. M. Haddon A Co.
The place to get almost every articlc in ladies
wear. It. Xl. lladdon & Co.
Slippers, 0 cases slippers direct from the
manufacturers to arrive this week. It. M.
Haddon a Co.
Shoes. Our shoo trade has Increased so
rapidly, that we have been compelled to increase
our stock. We have in store the
liir<r..<.t find lln? shops foualll v and Dflce
considered) we have ever offered. We can fit
any lady, iniss, child or infant, cheap, medium
or tine. K. M. iladdoit & Co.
Our stock is so large, (embracing almost
every article in ludies wear) that it would be
next to an imposibility to describe every article
for sale in our store. Come and see for
yourself, we are confident you can save money.
It. M. Haddon & Co.
Order department. Orders by mail receive
prompt attention. R. M. Hcddon ?fc Co.
Ladies! when you go to the store of White
Brothers, nsk tor the following articles:
White goods of every description, white
iiouncings and white trimmings, Goblin blue
satines, ginghams and seersuckers, muslins,
handkerchiefs, and hosiery, especially balbriggan
hose from 15 cents upwards. tf
Flowerpots! flowerpots!! We would ca''
the attention of the ladies to our large stock
in great variety of flower pots just received.
Smith & Son.
A big lot of stone churns, Jugs, jars, Ac.,
just opened. Call and supply yourself.
Smith & Son. ,
Mrs. Taggarthas several assistants to help
her in dress making, and she can let you
have your dress on short notice. W. E. Bell.
Highest price paid for school or county
claims in merchandise or cash. R. M. Haddon
Clothing in styles to suit every one. P. Rosenberg
Just receivou a fresh lot Evaporated apples
at J. P. Miller.
Children shoes! children shoes! South Carolina
V<?n itpntinrv made. P. Rosenbere & Co. I
For nil kind of South Carolina Penitentiary
make of shoes call on P. Roaeuberg & Co.
Win. E.Bell Is receiving new goods every
day and In order to make room lor them he
has opened up a bargain counter with a lot of
desirable goods for one-half their value.
See what I have on my bargain counter 3
pieces nun-lax ginghams worth 16%c. for 10c.
I pieces white goods worth 8c. for Sc., 3 pieces
dress goods worth 25c. for 16c., 4 pieces dress
goods worth 15c. for lie., parasols worth 75c.,
SI. SI.50, S2 for 50c., 75c., 81 and S175. This is to
fake room for new goods to arrive this week
am crowded with goods and I need the
room. Call and secure a positive bargain.
\V. E. Bell.
Dress cut and made to order, work guaranteed.
I have ull the latest fashion books. W. 1
flMrs. Mary Taegart will give you a perfect
tit in a dress, w. E. Bell. i
Bridal out fits gotten up on short notice
from the Paris plates. \V. E. Bell.
W. H. GiLLhbFih S (JU.'S BifcADi fttfluvaTOR
IS WITH US. i
AdvanUiscs nnd Importance ef h?v*
lug Feather* Renovated.
The recent improvements In Feather* i
Renovating, like other inventions, is due to
the ever-existing and long-negleclcd necessity '
of a perfect machine for cleaning, purifying
and enlivening the unwholesome feather bed
which Is often the fruitful source of many
diseases. W. II. Gillespie <fe Co., who have re- 1
cently located here, have the latest Improved
machine for renovating feathers, the best, fac.
ilities for doing the work, and the most competent
workmen employed in that business.
We guarantee perfect satisfaction in renovat- 1
ing nil kir.ds of feathers, both old and new,
also doing good work quickly and neatly.
There are no chemicals used in the operation, it :
being purely a steaming process that the
feathers are subjected to, hence it leaves the
feathers perfectly clean* dry, lively, airy and ,
healthy, in which condition they will last for
years. The steam used in the process destroys 1
the germs of any disease that may be lodged :
in the beds, either from sickness, perspiration
or respiration which, if left In the beds, will
be absorbed into the system, It is the only
means of removing loads of grease, blood,
animal matter and the disagreeable smell
arising from from all new feathets. It Insures
pcrfect protection against moths and other
animalcules which .re the fruits of uncleanllness.
Let this subject be generally understood
and the services of the renovator will
bo considered as Indispensable iu cleanslngi
your feathers ol this unsuspected cause of disease.
Housekeeper, concult your own Interests.
Let us have your orders and we will
call and get your feathers and return them
free from al 1 Impurities, besides increased In
bulk from one-third to one-fourth. Gentlemanly
agents will call to see you with samples
before and after cleaning, and will ex.
plain the work as it is conducted. The beds
will be weighed before taken from the house
and also after we return them.
\V. H. Gillespie.
Fkasklin, Tenk., April 1st 1s87. TO THE
PUBLIC'.?The process ot renovating feathers
by jiteam is an acknowledged fact toa success.
Il cleans out all the dirt; destroys all the
feather moths, which are so common and destructive
to them. It also removes all odors
and makes the feathers quito lively, clean
and soft Every bed that has been long in
use, especially if it has been used by a sick
person, should be submitted to this process.
New feathers especially should be subjected
to this process, as It removes all animal matter
from them and Is a preventive of disease.
we not oniy reeommeuu me renovating
processto the public generally; but also recommend
and Introduce to them W. Ii. GIIjLESPIK
& CO., as reliable and responsible
W. M. TURNER, M, D.,
J. P. HANNER, M. D.,
W. M. GENTRY, M. D.,
D. CLIFFE. M. D..
DAN GERMAN, M, D.,
J. L. SHY, M, I).,
J. J. HOUSE, M. IX,
President of the Board of Health and Health
For the IIoiimo of ltcpreacntntivon.
We are authorized to anuounco C. A. C.
WALLER as a candidate for the House of
Representatives, subject to action of primaries.
W. (.'. BENET Is hereby nnncunced as a
candidate for the House of Representatives,
subject to the Democratic primaries.
We are authorized to announce Capt. J. N.
KING as a candidate for a seat in the Legislature.
lie will abkle the result of the pri|
We are authorized to announce Capt. F. \V.
It. NANCE as a candidate for Slierifl', subject
to action of primaries.
The ninny friends of TIIOS. L. MOOKE. ol
Ninety-Six, S. beg leave to nominate him
as candidate for Sheriff of Abbeville county,
! pledging him to abide by the ensuing primary
I W. T. BRANCH is hereby announced as a
candidate for Sheriff of Abbeville county,
subject to action of primaries.
For County Commissioner.
Wo are authorized to announce Major J. W.
LITEM as a candidate for County Commissioner,
subject to action of primaries.
THE GREENWOOD TRIBUNE.
OBSERVATIONS BY OUR WIDE-AWAKE
AND ENTERPRISING NEIGHBOR.
PerimmlN by the ScoiU?Commencement
Npeoclifs by tlie I'nir?Texas
Ponies ? Fiirnitiirc ? Payne's
Millinery Greenwood" tiookiny
to bor Own Interest.
Cherries are not killed.
Miss Llllie McGheo went to Abbeville last
A pic-nic Is to be had at tho "Rocks" ou the
first of May.
Cotton is being planted and small grain is
Mr. Joe Hutchfson, of Ninty-Slx, spent.Sunday
in our city.
The son of Mr. J. K. Durst has been ill, but
is up again now.
Col. McGowan was in town ft short while
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Durst, visited cnarieston
lb Is week.
An excursion will be run to Augusta on the
4th of May. Fare from tills point SJ.3-3.
Mr. Johnson, a prominent lawyerol Laurens,
was In town last Sunday.
Messrs. L. II. Russel and J. C. Douglass, of
Abbeville, were in town one day Inst. week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wells, and Mr. J. W.
Greene are visiting Charleston.
Mr. and Mrs. Counts, of l^aurens arc visiting
the parents of the latter at this place.
Messrs. Frank Cobb, and John Simmons,
visited Hodges last Sabbath. The boys report
a pleasant trip.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Hrltton and Mr. It. S.
Sparkman left Monday to attend the floral
fair in Charleston.
Mr. A. McD. Singleton, is now in Poughkeepsle,
N. Y., ho reports himself as much
pleiused with the place.
Large crowds went down from the stations
on the C. ?fe G., road to attend to floral fair.
One of the partners in the sash and blind
factory has withdrawn. The business progresses
We acknowledge the receipt of a valuable
pamphlet; published by the board of agriculture,
entitled the "Resources of South Carolina.
We cal! attention this week toCapt. J. N.
King, who is announced as a candidate for
the legislature. He is too well known for us
to attempt to introduce him.
The Presbyterians have a good choir and
ine music unuer Mrs. aiainews ueii ungerB
make this part ol the services eveu more'
attractive than it usually is.
W. Z. McGhee, who has been clerking in
Ninety-Six for somelime since, has returned
to GeenwooU. His friends are glad to see
Mr. J. T. Simmons has moved into the Waller
block of stores and wo hear that Messrs.
Lethco <t Montgomery will occupy the building
vacated by Mr. Simmons.
All members of the Board of Trade are requested
to pay their dues to J. W.Payne,
secretary and treasurer, at once, as the fnnds
are needed to meet a special case of importance.
Prof. Hodges has received a letter from
President McCaslin, of the Laureusvllle Female
College, expressing the willingness of
his school to Join in the excursion to Augusta
on the 4th of May.
Masters Wm. Alexander and W. W. Swearingen
distinguished themselves as moat proficient
on their respective sides last Friday in
the regular spelling match at the Male High
Col. W. C. McGowan will deliver the address
at commencement before the Female
College students, and Gov. Richardson before
those of the Male School. A rare literary
treat, isexpeciea in nom instances.
Mr. C. A. C. Wajler, chairman of the Democratic
club at this place, requeslH us to announce
that a meeting of the samo will he
held on Saturday the 28th inst for the purpose
of reorganizing and electing delegates to the
county club. Let every Democrute be on
An importantmectingof the Board ofTrade
will bo held on the second Monday In May.
All the members are earnestly requested to
be present as there is much business to be disposed
of and the interests of the town are in
a large measure involved.
The Abbeville papers are going for the Charleston
bankers because of their Insinuations
that they will evade the recent decision relative
to the taxing of banks. We think It is
useless to say more than "Amen."
The Abbeville Pres.* and Banner copies a
business notice that has been running in the
I'ribune for sometime since and which refers
our readers to our Augusta advertisers of
furniture, and remarks editorially that If our
people do not buy furniture in Greenwood
they had best come to Abbeville, as It Is
cheaper there than in Augusta, l'erhaps they
will do so if the Abbeville furniture dealers
will advertise the matter well through the
columns of the Tribune.
It is said the Repullcans secured their victory
in Rhode Island by means of beer checks
find free whiskey. We don't know however
whether this bo the truth or a campaign lie.
We are as mucli opposed to Democratic campaign
lies as we are to Republican and we
lire sure that both Indulge in them to a certain
extent. However, with all its black
sheep and defects, the Democratic party has
the most solid principle under thesun and we
are vain enough to believe that It Is several
degrees cleaner in its record than it Republican
We had the pleasure of Inspecting a lot of
the most beautiful drosses that we have ever
Been at Mr. Payne's dressmaking establishment
the other day. Miss Mamie Purkerson,
who Is In charge of this department, is a lady
of exquisite taste, and wherever she Is well
known her name Is a synonym forexcollent
work. Every one who has a love for the beautiful
should see those dresses. As a rule, this
scribe cannot tell calico from slik, but we
know when a thing is pretty and when it is
not. If ever we decide to go into the dressmaking
business we will take lessons under
Miss Mamie and establish our selves as near
Payne's, forammunition, as he will let us.
We view with regret the wholesale Introdnc'
tlon of this class of stock into our countyThey
will propagate and the tendency will be
to wards deteriorating! our stock. A firstclass
article of any thing Is cheapest In the
long run and horses are not exceptions to the
rule. You mny think your pony cheap but
he will eventually cost you more than a good
horse or mule.
Besides this, wholesale importation of
foreign stock is a| fruitful source of disease,
and untold Injury may result from this cause.
Our farmers can raise good horses and raise
them cheap too, and when they are grown
theylwlll.be worth three! times as';much as
the sorry little beast that is honored with the
name pony. Cheap things, to put it anomalously,
are the most costly.
Greetiivoeri to the Front.
At a call meeting of the Board of Trade on
last Monday it was decided to send two delegates
to meet the delegation of the Greenville
Board or Trade and to procced with that
delegation to the convention to be held at
Hot springs, N. C.
Messrs. Thos. F. Riley and W. K.Blake
were chosen by a unanimous vote. With
Greenwood's interests in their hands we feel
satished. Our town still continues to show
her progressive spirit and never allows a
chance of displaying her manifold advantaitps
nnrl (Indomitable! enerev to Dass nnlm
groved. Greenwood will bcTthero "and Groenwoed's
Interests will be taken care of.
What Kind or a Thing?
As two Augusta girls passed our office last
Thursday, the eldest was over-heard to real
the sign which hangs in front. "The Journal
and Review." then asked her companion
"what kind of a thing Is that!" A rattier
funny question for a sixteen year old city girl.
?Journal and Jicview.
Go forth in haste !
No time to waste ?
Proclaim to all creation?
That men are wise
In the Press and Banner.
Try Young Hyson Tea at White Brothers'
Price llfty cents per pound.
A incendiary fire at JJranchville early
Wednesday morning destroyed the
store and residence of Mrs. 11. Pearlstine,
loss $7,000, insurance $2,000; Joe
Heaton's store, loss $1,000, insurance
$500: A. Riley's store and dwelling,
loss 1,000; F. \V. Fairey's store ami
tenement, loss $500; George Metts,
shauty, lost $200.
There is scarcely a word in any language,
the true sense of which is more
systematically misrepresented and
misunderstood than the term patriotism.
It is often made synonymous
with silly braggadocio, political fool
hardiness, and seltisii disrogara ot tne
rights of other men or other nations.
Mrs. S. S. Wesley, whose death <>ccured
recently in England, was the
widow of Samuel Sebastian Wesley,
a grandson of Rev. Charles Wesley,
the poet of Methodism.
There is a good deal of testimony to
prove that birds and insects disappear
from localities about to be affected with
Cornelius Vanderbilt lias just given
$20,000 to the Vanderbilt University in
Tennessee, to enlarge the School of
The Chinese Treaty prohibits the
entrance of Chinese labor into 'the
country during a period of twenty
There was a heavy frost at Danville,
Va., Friday night, April 20.
! Extracts from Lowndesville Advertiser
Great fern's are entertained by some
as to the formation of a third political
party in our State.
It is not for us to say whether we
are exactly ready for tins or not, but
Isuch an organization is inevitable, and
must come in a very few years.
It is needed now, and will by and
by come in spite of the loud'clamors
for loyalty to present parties or measures.
The best interests of the country
demand political reform, and party
lash, and "demagogueism" cannot defer
it Oeyond a limited period.
Any party, wishing to be perpetuated
must be aggressive. It must consult
the best interests of the people,
and its leaders must labor to this end.
If Southern Democracy would remain
solid, she must consult the highest
interest of the people, and her mot
to must be principle.
The Lowndesville Democratic club
No. 2 met Saturday, and reorganized
be electing the following officers: J.
T. Baskin, President; J. G. Harden
1st Vice-President, and W. C. Shaw.
2nd Vice-President. The following
delegates were elected to the county
club : \V. C. Shaw J. G. Harden, G.
1'. Grant, B. A. Bell, P. M. B. Oliver,
W. F. Wright and J. T. Baskin.
We spent several hours last Thursday
in the thriving town of Troy.
Troy is still growing, and several new
houses are going up. Among them is
the handsome residence of Rev. R. F.
Bradley. The design is entirely new
to our Southern country, and when
completed will be one of the most convenient
and elegant houses in the
Five dollars i3 our fee for announcing
candidates, and each announcement
must be paid for in advance. ,
We will not deviate from this rule. 80
our friends can bear this mind, and
send us the money with the announce- 1
The Democratic Club, of Mountain
View, will meet next Saturday at three ,
o'clock at Prince's Mill to reorganize,
and elect delegates tp the county club.
J. T. BASK1N, !
W. Smith Martin, pastor of the
Lowndesville Methodist Church will
preach at Salem next Sabbath week, i
May 6, at eleven o'clock, instead of the
pastor who will be absent on account
of tho illness of his wife.
There will be a communion service 1
the first Saturday and Sunday in May,
at the Lowndesville Presbyterian
Church, at which time the pastor expects
to be assisted by the Rev. A. P.
Nickelson. once pastor of this Church.
The second quarterly Conference for
the Lowndesville Methodist Church
will be held May the 5 and 0. Rev. A.
J. Can then, P. E. will be present and
fill the pulpit Saturday and Sunday.
Lowndesville has a correspon- 1
1 xi? a?j ?
ueilt iur Hie Jinur.rsun jniKuiyeiivcr.
There is nothing like "airing" oue's ,
ideas, and the Intelligcncer is a good
paper in which to do it.
E. H. Mathews is having a perfect
rush of trade. His low prices, and
special offer to give away $50 worth of
goods to his customers is taking the
Gov. Richardson has appointed J.
Q. Marshall, of Columbia, Secretary
of State. It seems that he was in a
hurry about this appointment. ,
Mr. Thomas Clinkscales a few
days ago killed six foxes tit one shot.
At this rate the fox tribe would soon
be destroyed in this country.
Mr. Mark Speer returned Saturday
from Charleston. He went down
to attend the Floral Fair, and he re- '
ports it quite a success.
Master Charles Baker has puro
vnrv Inrorx* unina tn iiq^ in
Rocky River. Woe be to the fish if
there be any.
Miss Lucia Moselev spent several
days of last week with her friend Miss
Jennie Harper near Harper's ferry.
Rev. R. F. Miller preached to a
large and attentive congregation yesterday
morning at eleven o'clock.
Mrs. J. Marion Raker is spending
some time with her relatives and
friends in the city of Augusta.
Miss Reedie Harper, of Elberon,
Ga., is on a visit to friends an d
relatives in this community.
Miss Jonnie Sheer spent Saturday
in Abbeville, in company with her
Mrs. VVm. Moore and Miss Willie
LeRoy spent a day of last week at
Mr'. J. A. Crawford is able to be
up and was in town Monday with Mr.
J. L. Hall.
Mrs. L. D. Kennedy went up to
Anderson Monday on a visit to rela
I AIM I.
Those who heard Sam Jones seem
to be very much pleased with him.
Mrs. G. R. LeRoy, of Atlanta, id
visiting at Mr. Wm. Moore's.
Miss Jennie Harper is in town
visiting Miss Willie LeRoy.
Dr. j. B. Moseley has one of the
finest jacks in the county. ?
About fifty tickets were sold for the
excursion last Saturday.
Mrs. J. B. Franks is in Anderson
spending a few days.
A liOiiK Sleep Promised Tor the Factory
? Bnse Bull ? C'Hiulidatcs?
Due \yest, April 23, 18S8.
Go and attend the Exhibition at the
Female College Friday night.
The Junior Exhibition occurs the
first Friday night in May.
Our factory is only sleeping. It will <
awake.in earnest when the C'., C. G.
& R. R. beirins to haul definitely
Capt. Tully Branch was in town last :
week. He said he was "only running
around now" Ke "intended to burst
out the middle later."
We sec Capt. King announced in
Press and Banner for the Legislature.
He is ail O. K. and a good one. 1
Mr. Thomas Moore has been announced
in the Press and Banner :is
a candidate for Sherid'. Mr. Moore is '
a good man. We hear of others. '
The Cumberland Gap llailroad is a 1
coming. Let 'er roll. Fix up your ,
papers right, gentlemen, and vote the
subscription. With two great railroad
lines crossing at Abbeville, she will be
perfectly independent, 1
Let Capt. McGowan push right into j
the Solicitorship. He is worthy. Let ,
him get up a regular "trash mover and
gully washer," if necessary, "to get *
mill." lyUf I1CTI 1.-5 11VU1 11IJ nivu ui.u <
in the movement. j
JNIr. 1). H. Magill spent a clay or two
in town recently on law business.
Prof, llayhill lias classes iu the Male <
and Female colleges in elocution and <
also in calisthenics. The Professor is
genial, gentlemanly, proficient and ex- .
ceedingly popular in town.
We heard Sam Jones last Sabbath
and was simply captivated. We have s
never heard his sermon on Sabbath
night excelled, unless it was on one occasion
by Dr. Palmer, and we are not
sure about this. He is a grand man 1
and a grand preacher, croakers to the J
A__. 'Il.-I T?..i.
contrary noiwiinsuumiiig. jjuv we
will k't'Brother Martin who was pres- [
ent and took it all in, tell the readers'
of the Advertiser about it with his
graceful pen. f
It. 8. G. $
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Extracts from Christian Neighbor
How Do We Vote?
Some little time ago the attention of
the State was fixed upon Columbia's
municipal election and a discussion to
which it gave rise. With the facts and
alleged facts of that occurrence we
have nothing to do now, nov have we
any words to speak as to who was
guilty or not guilty, nor do we say
aught of other men who hold office,
city, state, or national, that are said to
be quite as much besmirched with
bribes as may have been the casus belli
of ward four. Of these thiugs the
time and place for discussion is not
now nor here, but from these events we
are moved to enunciate a principle, a
bold one, a high one, the only one for
a Christian to acknowledge. Under
no exigency of expediency, party
unity, is it ever right to do wrongever
right to put in office a bad manever
right to givo greater power to
evil. It is the true thing, the Christian's
duty, to vote always for a good
man who will be a competent public
servant, always for a pure man whose
influence for good is felt wherever he
To vote for a bad man in order to
preserve party unify, in order to keep
"the other man" out?to condone
wroncr because it hanDens to be on
"our side"?to vote for a mail because
we dare not let it be known we oppose
him?to vote for a man because he has
what is termed "high social position"
or "family influence" or "political
power"?to do this and then at some
other time make a scape goat as it were
for our wrong doings of some man no
meaner than a dozen we have voted for
aforetime is cowardly and unjust. No
Christian should conform his conscience
to "party" necessities. If all
Christians would at all times vote only
for men known to be pure and true in
private as weu as puouc iue?at least
uot vote for those known to be the contrary?then
there would be a Christian
government in this country, and not
before. The Christians can make
themselves felt in the politics of the
land?'God expects every man to do
[What has been said above has been
written for the purpose of impressing
upon nominating conventions the importance
of naming candidates who
are morally unexceptionable. Surely
we are not so poor as to make the thing
Not necessary to spell it out Samuel
iior put in the middle initial P. nor to
prefix "Rev." for he is so well aud
widely known and read of all men
that just "Bam Jones" tells it the better
way. There are other Joneses and
other .Sams but this is one who is' no
akiu to any of the Jones family or
to anybody else?so to express a knotty
As the Yatman revival meeting was
going on last Wednesday night and
another gathering for some other purpose
near by, the opera house was not
altogether full to hear the lecturer 011
After the lecture he consented to
preach uext morning at 9 o'clock sharp
in Washington Street Methodist
Church. The house was full at the
In a strong and impressive sermon
on a great theme, he uttered some
grand gospel truths and also some
home-thrusts dittoes now and then
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unit muue iijusi ui me [jeupit; iuujju,
some smiled only, while others looked
mixed and a few reported themselves
after the meeting as not at all pleased ;
it might be said some of them were
mad. He did say some hard things,
not "against other churches" but rather
against the drinking, dancing, card
playing members of the churches, such
as intolerant sticklers for a form of
godliness but in their lives denying the
power thereof. In Columbia there are
many church-rimmed "hardshells"
who need a few more of Sam Jones'
"shells," if they could be got within
range, to wake them out of the sleep
of "smooth things" into which they
have been indoctrinated by the esthetic
lullabys of the pulpit, organ and
One thing about Sam Jones' preaching
is his hearers understand what he
means. If he is too rough, five other
preachers are too smooth; if he is too
pointed, half a dozen others are too
tame and blunt. The fearless preacher
has left marks in Columbia?some
of them sores, may be?but it is hoped
that all hurts will have a healthy healing
without the volunteer treatment of
o e *>
Dumb I)o?N that Rark After tlie
When faithful ones complaiu of the
"little by little" departures from the
"old paths," the "good way," some
people are ready to call them "croakers"
or "grumblers." But whon the
"trifle" becomes a big tiling, something
dangerous and, perchance, already
quite hurtful and possibly beyond
control, these same "no harm,"
'no danger" people will begin to think
it is time "something should be done
to arrest the growing evil." Ah, yes,
the beginning of which was "as when
)ne letteth out water"?small at first
nid easily controled, but wider, deeper,
swifter and more disastrous as the
embankment yields to the rushing
The foolish virgins saw no necessity
'or carrying tiny oil besides what was
n their lamps until it was too late to
supply their lack of watchfulness.
The woods in Marion County are already
full of caterpillars, which are
ilearing the trees of leaves and buds,
rhe pests have also appeared at Florence,
where they are destroying the
May 28 will will mark the sixtieth
inniversary of the American Peace i
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A syndicate including several Georgia
capitalists, has secured th? exclusive
right for the Southern States
of the Tompkins's process for reducing
vegetable fibers to paper fiock, with
the intention of establishing mills in
all cotton States, and applying the
process to the reduction to paper of
cotton stalks and seed hulls, now practically
worthless. The promoters of
the enterprise claim that they can
make good news paper at two cents per
pound, and that the establishing of
their mills will be as important an
event in the economical history of the
rsouui as me esiauusuing or cotton- - ;
seed oil mills.
It is said that the President of Harvard
College has refused to grant the
use of Sandars Theater to the Harvard
Total Abstinence League for an address
by Miss Frances E. Willard. Arrangements
for the raeetiug were nearly
completed. Rev. Phillips Brooks
has consented to preside, and Miss
Emma Thusby hai offered to sing for
the students. President Eliot objects
to having a body of Harvard men
ask a women to address them, and
thinks it a mistake that Mrs. Livermore
was invited by them to speak in
Sandars Tneater some years ago.
The Pope characterizes the .British ,
and Foreign and American Bible Societies
as "moral pests." Yet there
are more murders in the district of ^
which Naples is the canter than in all
England put together in any one year.
But Popes, cardinals and priesta never
learn anything from facts. They are
bombproof, triple-plated with egotism
and riveted by ignorance.
The Agusta, Ga., Exposition will
open on the 10tb of October, and close
on the 17th of November. The special
days are as follows: South Carolina
day, October 24th; Georgia day, Oc- >
tober 26th ; Florida day, October 30thr~
North Carolina day, November 8fh ;
Alabama day, November 14th; Ten- '
nessee day, October 25th.
T.oot SoVihnfh Vicinrr tHo loaf, nna r\f
XJUOt (jwiywuvu "V>1'^ vuv U?wv vuv wi
the series of meetings by Rev. Mr.
Yatman, T remaiued in the city."
Heard Pastor Richardson, 11 a. m.,
Washington Street?where a number
applied for church membership.
Heard that four joined pastor Dargan
at Marion Street.
At night heard Bro. Yatman's farewell
sermon to a house full of men at
the Baptist Church. The earnest talk
of the devoted preacher greatly exhausted
his strength because of a cold
and hoarseness from which he was
suffering. Monday he was too sick to '
leave his room.
Mr. Chace introduced a bill in the m
Senate on Monday, April 23, signed by
257 physicians, 86 pastors of churches,
and 554 superintendents, officers and v
teachers of the public schools of the
District of Columbia, asking legisla- _ \
tion to prohibit the sale of cigars and ,
.cigarettes or tobacco to boys urtder 16
c mu? J
years OI age. me jjeiuiuuers liuu iuvestigated
the matter with great care ;
and believed the evil to be very great
Two things which impressed me
most favorably about Prospect church
and people were omitted in last week's
sketch. The thorough cleanliness of
the inside of the church and the good , :j,
singing on the women's side of the
house were the two things, and they
seemed to go together so melodiously,
and that without an organ.
Rev. J. C. Bissell, who was placed
on the superannuated list nt the last
session of the South Carolina Conference
on account of ill health, called in * '4
our office last Monday and said he expected
to return in a few days to his
family at Blenheim, S. C. Brother
Bissell is looking as well as I have ever
seen him. He reports his health to be
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A11U11UW ncuavoa uc? ow?iC| cvuiu
Dakota, admitted as such April 19,
1888. The portion of the former Territory
not within the State of South
Dakota is to continue as a Territory
under the name of North Dakota,
with Bismarck as its capital. _ ^
An extensive working-man's house
in St. Louis was burned on the night
of April 19. Many of the inmates *
were burned to death, and, says me
dispatch, "there were many narrow
escapes especially as a good many of
them were in a drunken stupor."
Cashier Hopkins, assistant cashier
of the wrecked Fidelity National < J
Bank of Cincinnati was placed in. the
Ohio penitentiary April 19 to serve out
a sentence of seven years and ten
months. It is said he can hardly live
Charleston Presbytery met in the
First Presbyterian church at Columbia,
S. C., April 4, 1888. Rev. Thoa.
P. Burgess was chosen Moderator.
Sixteen ministers and sixteen ruling
elders were in attendance.
News from Grand Lake, Ark., says
the levee gave way April 16, one mile
South, and the water is pouring
through a gap of 200 feet with a great
rush. A crevasse is reported near Eunice,
During the Revival Meeting of Rev.
Mr. Yatman, Mr. O. B. Riley (Orangeburg
County) and Revs. J. S. Beasley,
S. P. H. Elwell aud B. B. Grier made
pleasant calls in the Neighbor office.
The Metropolitan Club House, corner
Seventeenth and H. 8treeta,
Washington, D. C., was damaged by
fire and water to the amount of $10000
to $15,000 April 29.
The Governor has appointed Col. J.
r\ Aforiilmll Snf>rofnrv r?f Rfflttt tn R11D
piy the vacancy occasioned by ttie
sudden deatli of Major VV. Z. Leitner.
A fire at Hamberg April 17 destroyed
all the wooden portion of Main Street.
Total loss on buildings and stock $30,600:
total insurance, $12,850.
The New York General Assembly
passed the bill, April 17, which substitutes
electricity for hanging. The
vote stood eiglity-sx to eight.
The Register, Columbia's Daily, has
recently put on a new dressclear
type?easier to the reader than
any other daily we see.
A decided earthquake shock is reported
from Summerville and Charleston
April 16, 4 o'clock, A. M. It was
felt also in Columbia.
Mr .T. P. "Ru-hbourcr who it was
thought a fortnight siuce would before
now be carried to his grave by a carbuncle
Mr. T. B. Crews has been appointed
Commissioner for Laurens County of
the Augusta National Exposition.
The General Assembly of- the Presbyterian
Chlirch in the "United States
will meet in Baltimore May 17.
Earthquake tremors were felt at different
points in the Province of Quebec