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The Press and Banner
*y-Published every Wednesday at $ _' u
year In advance.
Wednesday, July 25, 1888.1
The Erliimo.
Many of our citizens Rat up last Sunday
night to witness the eclipse of the moon,
which tock place about twelve o'clock. The
eclipse was total and during part of the time
the night was as dark as if 110 moon had
been in the heavens. Astronomers and lovers
In all parts of the country, took notes of
the interesting event. Promptly at the time
predicted, 10.5o P. M., the dark shadow of the
CW bll UCgMil bV/UCU)/ tlVluoo CUV vttovvi u vm^v i
of the moon, which at thnt hour had reached
a position about forty-live degress above the
horizon. Slowly the shadow grew deeper
> and deeper until the total phase of the eclipse
was reached at ll.M, after w hich it began to
recede steadily until the end of the phenomenon,
at 2.35 A. M.
Look ( Your Health.
By reference to the notice of the town council
it will be seen that the lots of our fellowcitizens
will be subjected to a strict examination.
It is the duty of every good citizen to
so live and act as to do no injury to his neighbors,
and therefore ought to take a pleasure
in conforming to the order of the council.
There is typhoid fever in some parts of the
county, and It may come here, if we do not
provide against it. Three-fourths of the typhoid
fever may be charged to filthy wells,
and nearly all the balance to filthy lots.
Death of a Lovely Young- Lady.
Miss Mamie Lomax, of Verdery, one of the
most lovely, as well as one of the most hund ome,
young ladles of the county, died last
Monday of typhoid. Many friends at Abbeville
and elsewhere sincerely mourn her
death. Her departure reminds us all of the
uncertainty of life, and admonishes us to be
ready for the summons when it comes.
Pleaaunt Call.
We had the pleasure of a call yesterday
from Mr. H. 1*. Galphln formerly ol Abbeville,
but now a prosperous merchans of Atlanta.
Georgia. Mr. Galpliln has many
friends In this county who are glad to greet
him back In his old home.
The Military.
The Abbeville Rltles, Captain McGowan,
and a company of about thirty men kit last
Monday for the Greenville Encampment.
Several citizens also went up on Mouday
' and on Tuesday.
The excursion cannon ball train for GreenvIIIa
waa fired nnt nf the deDot at five o'clock
this mourning with eight passengers.
Mr. Amos B. Morse, who has been on a
visit to his father who lives In the lower part
of this State, Is back again at his place in the
store ol Messrs. W. Jcel Smith A Son. He
brought with him a limb from a cotton stalk
which has grown for three years from the
same roots The stalk as It stands at home Is
some seven or eight leet high.
Our beloved old friend, the Roy. Sldl H.
Browne, spent a short while with us during
the Conference. He does not belong to tbi*
District Conference, but he came to look in
upon the brethren.
Our people were delighted with the presence
of the delegates to the District Confer
ence, and each one considered it a privilege
or an honor, to entertain members of the
We are glad to be able to correct the report
as to the death of two of Mrs. D. J. Jordan's
children. They are in their usual health.
The Court House seems nearly deserted*
The candidates are in the county, Interview
lng their constituent.
Senator Hemphill has been Invited to
address the survivors of Orr's Plfles at Sandy
Springs in August.
Mrs. Lee and family are In the country,
and Mr. Lee Is now living as we live every
day, alone.
A Xnch Beloved Toang Lady Receive*
Honorable Mention? Our
People Rejoice at tlie Succetts of
the Daughter or their Former Pas
tor, Rev. J. L. Martin.
From a Memphis paper of recent date we
take the following mention of Mtss Nora
Martin at her graduation :
Miss Leonora Martin read an exquisitely
conceived and admirably written address
made the day before at the ivy planting in
the school garden and repeated by request because
its high literary merit and feeling
touches of nature made it worthy of a larger
audience. Miss Martin's production was not
only a beautiful piece of word painting, but
in her reference to the coming parting ol
schoolmates and the breaking of pleasant
ties, she so delicately touched the chords oi
sympathy in the hearts or all who heard her,
that one was in doubt which most to admire,
the tenderness of the girl, or the perfection of
her literary workmanship.
Miss Leonora Martin recited Marion Crawford's
"The Massacre of Zorooshee," and infused
into the narrative a fire and vigor that
kept the attention ol the audience chaincd to
her lips. Miss Martin seems to have a keen
dramatic Insight and has the natural endowments
in voice and physique to give appropriate
expression to dramatic composition.
Three prizes for literary composition, do- ,
nated by Mr. J. M. Greer, of Knoxville, were
awarded to the following young ladles In the ,
order named: Misses Mildred O. Matbes,
Ruth Cochran and Leonora Martin.
Cheap Papers.
(Associate Reformed Presbyterian.)
Occasionally the suggestion of a reduction \
In the subscription price of a paper coines to
the editor's ear, accompanied with the suggestion
that it will materially enlarge the
number of subscribers. Experience however 1
has taught us better. We are convinced in <
the first place that all who have an intelligent
appreciation of the value of their church paper,
will regard It cheap at almost any price.
Those who haggle about its cost, as a general 1
rule want cheap teachers for their children,
cheap and trashy literature for their Sabbathschools,
a cheap preacher, a cheap religion, a :
cheap everything.
If there are any who are too poor to pay the
sum of four cents a week tor thirty columns
of good religious reading, we will cheerfully
put them upon the charity list, and furnish
the paper gratis so long as we can afford it.
Again, one reduction in pricc will be follow
ed by a demand for another. There are some
people who belong to the category with the ;
lour things "that are never satisfied, that say
not, it is enough." The subscription price of
the Associate Reformed Presbyterian has been 1
reduced more than once, but there are a few
in the church to whom this will be news.
We know of another publication that has
been printed at an actual loss to the publish- i
ere, In order to supply Sabbath-schools at the <
nominal sum ol twenty-five cents a year, or
two cents a copy, and now comes a request
"Can't you let us have it for twenty cents?"
Finally, it is not true that a reduction in i
price increases the circulation. This has I
been the experience of other churches. Says i
the United Presbyterian:
"Two years ngo the General Assembly or
Cumberland Presbyterian Church directed
that the price of the Cumberland Presbyterian I
should be temporarily reduced to one dollar .
for new subscribers, one-half its regular
price, and less than the actual cost of publica- i
lion, xue report 01 me puDiismng commit,tee
to the last General Assembly stated that,
while there bud been a gain of about 1,600 In
the subscription list the year the offer was
made, by far the larger number had refused
to continue after the year was up, and that
the experiment, so far as permanent gain wax
concerned, was a failue. The fact Is that if
people are really interested they will not object
to paying the very reasonable subscription
price that is asked by the church papers.
If they are not interested, the price could not
be made low enough to stop their complain
Latimer, S. C.t July 23, 1888.
We have light rains. More needed.
Most of our farmers have layed by their
crops. The melon crop is a general failure.
Mr. T. H. Graves is on a visit to friendR in
Aiken and Beach Island. During his absence
Mr. E. T. Yarbrough has charge of his business
at the store.
Mrs. Dr. Durr, of Augunta, is with her sister
Mrs. T. II, Graves for the remainder of the
Miss Pauline Gibert of Montery, spent several
days with Mrs. McAllister this week.
Mrs. Norwood Calhoun and her daughter.
Miss Marie, were the guests of Mrs. T. H.
Graves this week.
Mrs. Amanda Johnson and Miss Cora Hawthorn.
are off to Greenville, to attend the fes
tl vities of Gala week.
Another mail dog on the war path, this time
U made its appeaianee at Mr. Swearengen's
plantation: Fortunately no one was bitten.
If dogs were heavily taxed, perhaps there
would be fewer half-starved canines going
mad all over the country.
Some of our ladles propose having a baby
show for the heueflt of Salem church. Four
of our old bachelor friends have been appointed
Judges. One pf them predicts that out of
the twenty mothers whose babies will be exhibited,
nineteen will be fighting mad?because
their darling little dumplius, did not
get the fii-Bt prize.
We regret to learn of the extreme illness of
Mr?. Sarah Johnson, mother of our esteemed
friend and physician. Dr. Gid. Johngon.
We hear glorious accounts of our Methodist
brethren at the District Conference, chickens
will bring a first class price in Abbeville after
next week. _
If yon want a first class sm:?ke try the "Git
There Cigar," at E. L. Wilsor.
If you want a pair fine Brown Leghorn
chickens. Call on E. L. Wilson.
If you want a good Butf Cochin cock see E.
L. Wilson.
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Tlic OflicerM Stteni to Have Stuck to
the I.etter of the I.niv, l>iit the DeMi
red I n format ion In Hard to <>et
?The "RoclNler" will Make .Matters
[Columbia Register.]
Touching certain questions asked the Register
as to the keepinc of the books of the
State officials and what they show, the Press
and Banner asks: "IJoes the Register object
to giving the desired information?'' Just
the contrary ; and with the greatest respect
for the Press and Banner as an important
public Journal ot the State, we have been at
the pains to make searching inquiry in the
matter our respected contemporary has asked
to be informed of by the Register. We could
have given at once an ott'-hand reply, which
might or ml^ht not have satisfied our contemporary.
But wc wanted to see exactly
how the matter stood, and to see exactly
what check the books or tnosiaie nouse umcials
are on the county receipts and expenditures.
It would doubtless surprise our contemporary
to know that we have reviewed the whole
law touching what Is required of these offices
in the premises, and spent several hours on
three different visits to these offices, making
Inquiries into the methods pursued in keeping
the accounts from the time of the levy to
the expenditure of the money.
The Impression made upon our mind is that
the system is not a complete one. But we are
not sufficiently familiar with the actual keeping
of the accounts to make sure that we
might not be guilty of an inaccuracy in any
statement of precisely what was shown by
the books of the State officers, which would
be a check on the accounts of county officials
as to couuty funds payable in the counties
and as contradistinguished from the State
funds payable here. Thus far we are confident
that the accounts of the State officials
are kept in close accordance with the requirements
of the law, and if there be any screw
loose between the accouots of county officers
and those of the State officers, it is the
fault of a defective law.
What we wanted to show was exactly what
was done and what was not done, and to see
this for ourselves. It took time and care to
do this accurately. It would seem our contemporary
has taken offense at our delay,
whilst we were trying to put the Reoialer on
actual information as to the facts sought, so
as to be able to reply to some good purpose.
Tt Is so easy to misrepresent things before we
understand tliem. It Is so hard to correct it
As soon as we are fully prepared to de so Intelligently
and accurately, we will set forth
this matter, and, as we trust, satisfactorily.
In the meantime, we hope our contemporary
will patiently bear with us. We beg to say in
this connection, and as to all other inquiries
touching the State officiate, that the Register
would not hide a pin's worth of remissness
from the knowledge of the people; but. on
the other hand, it would not for tlie world lgnorantly
or idly lay charges at the door of as
good officials as the State ever had or ever
will have. And just here we beg to say to
more than one of our State contemporaries,
with the greatest respect, that the Register is
not the mouth-piece of any of the State officials.
Whatever it says, it says "without fear
or favor."
Fact ami Comment of General Inter*
Greenwood, S. C., July 24,1888.
St. Julian Holstein, one of Edgefield's most
enterprising dry goods merchants, spent several
days in our town last week, the guest of
Dr. S. L. SwygerU Mr. Holstein is quite a
young mon In years to have obtained so lofty
a position in the mercantile world.
Capt. Ben Tiliman, "The Government Doctor,^'f
or as tbe News and Courier would have
it, tbe "Boulanger of South Carolina," passed <
through our town on last Friday evening on
his return from the Hodges meeting. We i
like Capt. Tillman and endorse some of his
movements, but think he has personal interest
and aspiration at the bottom of his
Quite a number of our young ladies left on
lata Saturday for Greenville to avoid the
crowded cars of this week. We noticed
among them Misses Annie Reynolds, Todie <
Watson, Mamie Purkerson, Bessie, Anna and !
May Hill. They wilt spend ;tbe entire week <
iu the mountain city.
The frame work of our passenger depot Is ,
up and will when completed be the neatest i
one on tbe C. & G. line. It consists of two
waiting rooms. Ticket and telegraph offices.
We hope for a union car shed as soon as the
other road is completed.
Mr. James Bailey, of Americus, Ga? is vis- ;
lting his parents Mr. and Mrs. James Bailey, j
sr. It has been some two years since Mr. i
Ralley paid our town a visit and we wish
him a long a pleasant stay.
Master Kobt. Glbbes arrived in town on last
Sunday morning from Quincy, Pla. Ho IS a
guest of Master Coleman Waller.
Mr. J. C. Nickels left on last Sunday morning
for the encampment and the mountains. 1
Having a brother at Easley Station, S. C., he I
will spend a good portion of his time there. ]
Dr. Frank Calhoun, of New Harley, Ga?
arrived In the city last Friday morning. His ]
visit was occasioned by the illness of bis 6ls- |
ter Mrs. DuPre. Dr. Calhoun is well known j
to the older citizens of Abbevillec-ounty, having
once resided here. We hope that he will
speud the entire summer with us. i
Very few of our citizens attended the politi- J
fit Undorno An lnuf PHriav.
Our town Is flooded with drummers. No ]
less than ten to twenty spend trie night here. <
We suppose our good hotel accommodations j
causes this.
TLiegame of ball played between Ninety- ,
Six and Greenwood on last Wednesday at
Ninety-Six resulted in 8 to 12 in favor of
Greenwood. We stated in our last letter that
the game was 1 to 25 in favor of Greenwood J
on Tuesday. This was a mistake, it was 1 to I
38. I
Captain A. G. Miller, of Ninety-Six, S. C.,
has connected himself with the Greenwood ]
Male High School. He accepts the professor- (
ship made vacant by the resignation of Capt.
E. C. McCants. Capt. Miller is a worthy
young man and was graduated from the
South Carollda Military Academy last year
with third honor. No other changes having |
been made tho faculty will bo Profs. Geo. C. t
Hodges, A. B. Stallworth and A. G. Miller.
Miss Annie Rankin, of Charlotte, N. C., 1
will fill the position of Art Teacher in the
Femal College made vacant by Miss Mattie
Sedgewick, of Richmond. Va. Miss Rankin
is a daughter of Col. Rankin a distinguished I
gentleman of Charlotte, and Is a graduate of <
the Charlotte Female College. i
Mr. John Chiles, Jr., was in the city Monday.
Ma). Jno. T. McKellar has purchased a very i
handsome "phaeton."
Messrs. C. A. Cobb and W. S. Montgomery
spent last Sunday at Sulphur Spring near
I'nlrPkhnrv. S
Every man In our town, young and old, '
wears a Cleveland hat, and it Is to be hoped 1
that the political feelings existing between
the white and colored race will prevent the latter
from catchlug on to this style. The young
men speak of organizing a "Cleveland club.'
Misses Annie and Alllne Hodglklns, of (
Macon, Ga., Is visiting Miss Lee Fuss. '
News reached this city last Monday morning
from Verdery of ihe death of Miss Mamie (
Lomax. This was very sad news to great t
many of our young people. Her death was
caused from a relapse after a severe spell of
typhoid fever. Miss Lomax had a great
many friends In our town to mourn her loss.
Mr. Jonh Duncan, of Tartery, passed
through town oq last Monday on his way to i
Pendleton, S. C. ]
A great many of our young people enjoyed t
the "eclipse" on last Sunday evening and ex- ]
pressed much regret that they did not corae t
every time that they called on their best <
girls. It is real bad that we can't have them j
oltcner. (
Mrs. J. W. Calhoun, of Johnson, S. C., and |
Mrs. S. P. Wright, of Plum Branch are visiting t
Mrs. It. J. Cartledge. I
Mr. J. A. Harty the society "midget" of <
Greenwood spent last Sunday in Spartan- j
Coutract for building the Greenwood Bank ]
and vault was let out to day to Blythe & i
Wells, and the Marvin Safe Co. The lot upon
which the bulidlng will be erected was <
bought at a cost of 8650. Blythe & Wells i
have contracted to put up the building for
?2,600. The Marvin Safe Co., is to put in the
vault and safe for 81,000, making a total cost )
of S-1,200 excluding rurullure. Work Is to be
commenced at once, and completed by 1st
We are glad to report Mrs. G. C. Williams
who for some time has been quite sick is
slowly improving.
Mr. W. T. Rickenbacker, of Orangeburg, is
visiting his brother Dr. Geo. w. Rickenbacker.
Eighteen trains pass through our town
dally over the two railroads, an average of a
train every three quarters of an hour.
Mr. C. A. C. Waller one of the oldest merchants
in our city has at last decided to retire
from business. Greenwood now boasts of two
retired merchants, the other being M. W. H.
Bailey. Mr. Waller enters into politics where
he can serve his friends much better than in
merchandise. We need not hope that he be
elected for that Is a foreseen fact. We only
hope that be may head the ticket.
Greenwood has a good many summer visitors.
Rain is much needed.
Rev. Lowrey Wilson, of Abbeville is lu the
city to-day.
Mrs. Eliza Logan, of Atlanta, Ga., a sister
to Mrs. DuPre of our town arrived here this
morning to attend Mrs. DuPre during her illness.
When buying Turnip seed be sure they are
fresh and to secure this beyond a doubt go to
Smith's for "Buist's Turnip Seed."
A full assortment of fresh Turnip seed
grown by Bulst Just opened at Smith's.
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For Solicitor.
VV. C. McGOWAN is hereby announced as
a candidate for Solicitor of the Eighth Circuit,
subject to the action of the Democratic party,
cither in primary or convention.
We are authorized to announce GRORGE
E. PRINCE, of Anderson, as a candidate for
Solicitor of the Eighth Judicial Circuits
It. A. CHILI), of PIcketiR, is hereby announced
as a candidate for Solicitor of the
Right!) Circuit, subject to the action of the
Democratic party, either in primary or convention.
M. P. ANSEL is hereby announced as a
candidate for the Solicltorship of the Eighth
Circuit, subject to the action of the Democratic
For Judge Probate Court.
The many friends of J. F. LIVINGSTON
announce him as a candidate for the office of
Probate Judge, subject to the action of the
Democratic primaries.
J. FULLER LYON, Esq., submits his reelection
to the Democratic primaries.
For Auditor.
I respectfully ask the endorsement of the i
people of Abbeville county at the coming
Democratic primary election for reappoint- i
ment as County Auditor. A.W.JONES. >
For Clerk.
We are authorized to announce Capt. JOHN
M. COCHRAN as a candidate ror uierK ox me
Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions,
subject to action of primaries.
The Hodges Democratic club respectfully (
announce Major M. G. ZEIGLER as a candidate
for re-election to the office of Clerk of the
Court of General Sessions and Common Pleas
for Abbeville county, subject to action of the 1
For the Honne of Representatives.
The many friends of R. E. HILL announce
him as a candidate for the House of Representatives,
subject to the action of the Democratic
We arc authorized to announce J. II. HARMON
us u candidate for the Legislature, sub
Ject to Democratic primaries.
We are authorized toannounce T. A. GRA
HAM as a candidate for the House ot Repre
sentatives, subject to the action of the Demo
cratlc primaries.
Weare authorized to announce the name of
O. P. HAWTHORN, as a candidate for the
House of Representatives, subject to the aotion
of the Democratic primaries.
WALTER L. MILLER, is hereby announced
as a candidate for the House of Representatives,
subject to the action of the Democratic
We are authorized to announce Rev. J. N.
YOUNG as a candidate for re-election to a
seat in the House of Representatives, subject
to action of the primaries.
ELLIS G. GRAYDON, Esq., is hereby announced
as a candidate for the House of Rep- '
resentatl ves, subject to the action of the Democratic
primaries. '
We are authorized to announce the name of j
WILLIAM P. CALHOUN. Esq., as a candi- f
date for tne House or nepresenuuives, uuujecb
to the action of the Democratic primaries.
We are authorized to announce W. D.
MARS as a candidate for re-election to a seat
In the House of Representatives, subject to
action of the primaries.
We are authorized to announce C. A. C.
WALLER as a candidate for the House of
Representatives, subject to action of primaries.
W. C. BENET is hereby announced 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 Leglsla- 0
ture. He will abide the result of the prl- c
marles. c
For Sheriff.
We are authorized to announce W. D.
MANN as a candidate for Sheriff, subject to (
action of primaries. t
The frleuds of JAMES S. GIBERT an- I
ounce him as a candidate for Sheriff, subject J
to action ol primaries.
We are authorized to announce Capt. F. W. J
R. NANCE as a candidate for Sheriff, subject 1
to action of primaries. 0
The many friends of THOS. L. MOORE, ol c
Ninety-Six, S. C., beg leave to nominate him a
is Candidate for Sheriff of Abbeville county, j(
r<iosWinir him tr? ahlriA hv the Ansulner nrimarv .
Election? * ? "J
W. T. BRANCH Is hereby announced as a
candidate for Sheriff of Abbeville county,
subject to action of primaries.
For Connty Commissioner.
We are authorized to announce WILLIAM t
MAGILL as a candidate for County Commissioner,
subject to the action of the Democratic
primaries. ?
The many friends of JOHN H. THOMAS
announce him as a candidate for the office of
bounty Commissioner, subject to the action =
jf the Democratic primaries. '
We are authorized to announce Capt. J. T.
BOYKIN, of Mount Carmel, as a candidate
for County Commissioner, subject to action of
We are authorized to announce JAMES A. f
McCORD as a candidate for the office of County
Commissioner, subject to the action of the (
Democratic primaries. j
J. E. BROWNLEE 1s hereby announced as
x candidate for County Commissioner. Sub- g
ect to the actiou of Democratic primaries. *
We are authorized to announce J. F. C. Dtr- 1
PRE as a candidate for County Commlssion3r,
subject to the action of the Democratic
primaries. * *
We are authorized to announce Capt. J. T.
PARKS as a candidate for County Commissioner,
subject to action of primaries.
We are authorized to announce Capt. G. M.
MATTISON as a candidate for re-election to 8
the office of County Commissioner, subject to ;
iction of the Democratic primaries.
We are authorized to announce Major J. W. I
r.TTTTS aa a finnillHnlc frtr fVltlTlf.V fVllmmlR- ?
iloner, subject to action of primaries. ?
For School Commissioner. 1
The many friends of Capt. E. COWAN an- s
Bounce him as a candidate for re-election to
tbe office of School Commissioner. i
We are authorized to announce J. N. CAR- ?
WILE a* a candidate for School Commission3r,
subject to action of primaries. r
The Walnut Grove Democratic club unani- ?
tnously nominate M. B. McGEE for the office
3f School Commissioner, subject to the pri- c
mary election.
We are authorized to announce R. G. a
VIcLEES as a candidate for School Commis- i
iloner, subject to action of primaries.
For Coroner.
The many friends of M. HARVEY WIL- I
SON announce him as a candidate for Coro- n
aer, subject to the action of the Democratic u
iritmiry. t
For Treasurer.
R. J. ROBINSON is hereby announced for 8
bounty Treasurer. He will abide by the re- 8
iult of the Democratic primary election.
J. W. PERRIN is hereby announced for 11
bounty Treasurer. He will abide by the re- \
suit of the Democratic primary election.
Educational. ;1
Rev. W. G. Rollins, of South Carolina, 1b
n Abbeville in the interest of a Revised and C
Enlarged History of the United States from ?
;he Aboriginal times to the present day. s
Embracing an account of the Aborigines; the a
he Norseman in the New World: the dls- .
soveries by the Spaniards, English, and C
French; the planting of settlements: the ;
growth of the Colonies; the struggle of Liber- 1
ty in the Revolution; the Establishment of 1
:he Union ; tho Development of the Nation; *
ihe Confederate War; the Centennial of In- f
lependence; and the recent AnnalB of the
The whole brought down to the year 19S7, by
Dr. John Clark Rldpath. Illustrated with
maps, charts, portraits, and diagrams. t
No other History of the United States ever
written has received such emphatic endorse- t
raents from the class of men whose names ?
we are prepared to give. 1
Mr. Rollins the travelling canvasser will e
vlso give tho people of the county an opportunity
to purchase this invaluable work, if a
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Reduction in summer goods. This is the
time of the year to reduce the price on sum- a
mer goods. I lead off with some startling
figures on light summer dress goods. W. E. (
Children South Carolina Penitentiary made *
oViAOO n T> PAOftnharfr Af Po 1
Money to loan on good collateral; apply to
0* A. Douglass, Abbeville, S C. 7-113t
I ofler great bargains In my July sales.
Never before has such bargains been offered
by any house. Wm. E. Bell.
Unlaundrled plaited bosom shirts lrom 75c
to 8125. P. Rosenberg & Co.
Special lot of children hose reduced from
10c. to 8c. pair In regular made goods. W. E.
Great reduction In hand painted fans, also
in cheaper fans. Now Is the time to buy
them. w. E. Bell.
Parasols at a great reduction In silks, alpaca
and ginghams. Call and sccure a bargain.
W. E. Bell.
Remnants f?r one-fourth their value, In
dress goods. \V. E. Bell.
I will handle the celebrated Clement Shoo
this fall, and In order to make room for them
I have reduced the price on my shoes. Call
and see the bargains I have in shoes. W. E.
Jnst received the largest stock of Bhlrts in
t*wn. P. Rosenberg k Co.
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Williamston, S. C.
tember 10,1SS8, with very flattering proapoets.
Rest advantages nt lowest nit en.
Teachers experienced, laithful. and capable.
Improved Methods. Instruction unusually
thorough. Only sixty-live graduates in seventeen
years. Reference library extensive
aud easily accessible. Pure air and water.
Chalybeate springs. Village a health resort.
Those who wish their daughters cultivated
In mind, manners.and morals, will do well
to give us a trial. Kor full particnlars, address
REV. S. LANDER, A. M., D. D.,
July 25,1S88, .2 mo. President.
Greenville, S. C.
1888. Instruction In the usual
College courses thorough. Good board cheap
In private families; still cheaper at the
Messes. For catalogues, apply to
DR. C. MANLY, President,
or PROF. H. T. COOK.
July 25, 1888, 5t *
Board of Health.
The board of health will inspect
the lots of our town people. The
sccupnnts of lots will please clean them,
preparatory to Inspection.
July 25, 1888, St. Clerk T. C.
JOHN Mill,
Coumbia. S. C.
Agent for
1847 by Messrs. Geo. Sinclair and Jaines Anlersonand
purchased by me in the year 1856, and
rom that time till now carried on snccessfnlly by
nyseif. My friends and easterners will bear witness
>f the large and stupendous Jobs executed by me. It
vas at iny works where the largest and almost only
ob of its class ever executed In this city was done
riz.: the making of the pipes for the City Water |
Works in the year 1863.
My stock of pattorns for ARCHITECTURAL
WORK, COLUMNS for Store fronts, is large and
rarions, and in RAILINGS for Balconies, Gardens,
,nd Cemeteries I have the largest variety and most
nodern patterns; many of these are patented and 1
tave purchased the right for this State.
In the machine line I can furnish my patrons with
(TEAM ENGINES and BOILER8 of any size and
lescrlption. My CIRCULAR SAW M1LL8 have
arriea off theprizent ev^ry State Fair held in this
ity, and in their construction I have taken pains to
ombine simplicity with the most useful modern imirovements,
and may flatter myself that my CIRCULAR
SAW MILLS find favor with every sawyer who
mderstands his business.
The many orders I am steadily receiving for 6U>AR
CANE MILLS prove that the public appreciate
he mills of my make, and so it Is with my GEARNG
1ILLS and other MACHINERY.
I have the manufacturing rights of many PATENTS
such as castings for COTTON AND HAY
rfour FEED CUTTERS and other implements.
I will be pleased to send my circulars to any appliant,
together with price list or estimate. My prices
re moderate, and I assure the pnbllc that they are
Jwer even-than those of Northern manufacturers, and
hat my work will compare favorably with that of any
ther maker. Address
John Alexander,
Congaree Iron Works, Columbia, S. C.
Butst's Turnip seed are the best, ask for
hem at Smith k Son.
Remember I can save you money on ladles
ind children shoes. Special bargains to offer
ash buyers. W. E. Bell.
Remember Wm. E. Bell offers spcclal bar;ains
in summer dress goods, for the next two
Kennebeck ice for sale by W. H. Burns.
Beautiful line of white lawns Just received
W. E. Bell's.
1 case of corsets just received in all sizes,
or ladies and misses. W.E.Bell.
Dress goods worth lOJ^c. for 6}^c. per yard
Jail ana get what you want before it Is too
ate. W.E.Bell.
If you wish bargains In light summer dress
:oods, call In during the month of July and'I
vlII save you 20 per cent on your bill. W.
3. Bell.
Shooting?Politics--Reli g ion.
(Methodist Young People.)
The Kepuoiicans, me jjemocrais
md the Prohibitionists have each met
u national convention within the
>ast few weeks. Could one but draw
i pen-picture of what took place at
hese gatherings, the best lunatic asyum
in the country would be put to
hame. St. Louis became a pandenonium,
Chicago went crazy, Indian.polis
was enthused and sobered. The
noment the names of the successful
ondidates were announced the ex- :
itement beggared description. Men
,nd women, usually quiet in their
nanner, stood on chairs and shouted
hemselve8 hoarse. Flags .and banlanas
waved. Men sang, and sobbed,
,nd marched and countermarched unil
tired nature exhausted itself and j
Niagara hushed its storm to gather
trength for fresh outbursts of enthu- ,
iams. In the light of these facts, wny
s it that hands go up in holy horror
vlien some old saint of God gets loose
,t camp-meeting or in times of revival
md becomes the center of a veritable
.men corner ? Why is it that a policial
shout is cheered and a religious
hout hissed ? Why is it fashionable to
hout in a political convention and a
lisgrace to shout in a religous gatherng?
Why is a live politician called a
)atriotand a live Christian called a
There seems to be no end to invenions.
The Interor has this: "The
elautograph is a new invention by
Professor Elisha Gray, which promiss
to supplant the telephone. 'I have
ilready tested it,' says Professor Gray,
to my own satisfaction over and overj
igain. By my invention you can sit
lown in your office at Chicago, take a
lencilinyour hand, write a message
o me, and as your pencil moves, a
pencil here in my laboratory moves
simultaneously, aud forms the same
ettersand words in the same way.
iV hat you.write in Chicago is instantly
eproduced here in fac simile. You
nay write in any language, use a code
>r cipher, no matter, a fac simile is
produced here. If you wish to draw a
picture, it is the same, the picture is
reproduced here.'"
Mayor Roche of Chicago was
jailed upon by a committee appointed
:o criticise the non-enforcement of the
Sunday law, but refused to listen to
ihem, as they were non-residents, and
finally showed them the door.
Sit . -n .
W' amPi
beat; Gas light; Situation beautiful; C
Termt among tha loweit In th? Union. 1
OLD VIROIwrA SCHOOL, write for a cat
Keep Yonr Temper in Sammer.
The prime requisite for a happy
summer home is harmonious setting.
When the malign influence of Sirius
reigns, mental and phsical strength decline
with increasing heat, and for the
vast majority who must face the music
at home, there is no better protection
than the cultivation of content. As
the mouth passes, if its lapse be accompanied
with the heat of former years,
there comes an amount of nervous
prostration that engenders nervous ir
ritability and .family jars; and al
good home influences must be invoked
to keep the peace. Strive to keep
your temper.
Every failure to do this only makes
weaker bodily resistauce to disease,
whose infinitesimal germs float upon
July heat as cork upon water, ready
to enter every door that the temperature
makes to be left ajar. Avoid
drink. I do not mean alcoholic stimulous
alone, which should never be
taken except as medicine, but promiscuous
swallowing of all sorts of fluids,
whose only virture is that they are
cold and wet. It is true that when the
skin is fully open and blood serum
freely passes through its open poses,
more water is needed than in cooler
months; but water is all that is demanded.
If the best way to judge of the merits
of an institution, as of a man, is to
see in what esteem it is held at home,
Randolph-Macon College, at Ashland,
Va., holds an enviable position. Its
cataloge shows a larger number of
students from Virginia than any other
college in the State, or than are in the
academic partments of the University
of the State, although Virginia
students are there offered free tuition.
Opinions About War.
Napoleon, strangely enough, declared
that war was "the buisness of
barbarians." General Sir Harry
Smith, who had himself engaged in
many campaigns, said that "the profession
of a soldier was a damnable
one." Edman Burke declared that
"war suspends all the rules of morality."
Sydney Smith gave his opinion
that "God was forsaken in war; and
every principle of Christianity trampled
upon;" ond Dr. Channing stated
that war was "the concentration of
human crimes, for it turned men into
beasts of prey.? W. Pollard.
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' Cost of The Franco-Prussian War.
A in Hio Tfftnip rfra 7)?/r Tlfnri
des estimates at ten milliards of francs
(about $2,000,000,000) the total cost to
France of the .war with Germany.
The war indemnity alone was five milliards
of francs ($1,000,000,000); the
war contributions of Paris, two hundred
millions of francs; requisitons in
other departments, over three hundred
millions. And all this beside the
hundreds of thousands of men's lives
destroyed, women and children made
widows and orphans, and the horrors
of the communism of Paris following
this almost motiveless war!
Don't Do Anything bj Halves.
[New Orleans Picayune.']
The man who gets mad and orders
his paper stopped, should get mad
enough to demaud and secure a receipted
bill in full for past indebtedness.
"My dear," said the elegant Mr.
Smoothemdown to his wife, "why
this unprecedented delay in the preparation
of the matutinal refreshment
this morning?"
"If you mean why breakfast ain't
ready, it's because you was too lazy
to git up and split the wood."
One of the attractions of the Paris
Exhibition next year is to be an immense
model of the terrestial globe in
the Champ de Mars. It will rotate 011
an axis, and will give an idea of the
real dimensions, as well as can be accurately
constructed on a scale of onemillionth.
General Colquitt, of Georgia declares
himself against Sara Small's
third party. Says that Prohibition in
the State is growing as fast as the people
want it, and expresses the opinion
that the third party movement in the
State will retard the temperance reformation
if its leaders have any considerable
We do not send bills to our delinquents
in order to offeud them; on the
contrary, it is to give them pleasure?
of paying what they are due. Certainly
after reading so good a paper
as we give them, they will be glad of
nn onuortunitv to nav for it.
Rev. G. B. Strickler, pastor of the
Central Presbyterian church, of Atlanta,
Ga., was elected Chancellor of the
University of Georgia, July 9th.
A whole village in Brazil has accepted
the gospel through the instrumentality
of a young business man, who
invited a missionary to that place.
The first pile of the Sea View Railroad
was driven July 19. This road
will connect Charleston, Mount Pleas- i
ant, and Sullivan's Island.
Divorce in Switzerland is theoretically
easy, but the couple seeking it
must go before a magistrate every four
months for two years and insist that
they continue to desire it. This makes
it rather uncommon.
Cotton worms have appeared in
many counties in Arkansas, and it is
feared that they will do as much damage
to the crop as in 1867, when the
crop was a total failure.
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SO, 1888. One ol the most attractive School*
rtmenU Thorough. Buildings Elegant; Steam
llmate splendid; Pupils from Nineteen States,
alogne to WM. A. HARRIS, Pret't, Staunton, Va.
Levi P. Morton, whose father was
a Congregational minister in Vermont,
was named after an uncle, Levi Parsons,
the first American missionary to
The M, E. Church (North) has now
sixteen effective Bishops and two missionary
Bishops?one for Africa and
one for India.
The Presbyterian and Congregational
Churches in Japan are to be uuited under
the name of the Church of Japan.
$97,000,000 has been added to the
surplus in the United States treasury
during the fiscal year just closed.
The Northern Pacific Railroad has
prohibited the sale of liquor on its property.
Johu Bright has refused the offer of
a title and seat in tiie House of Lords
made him by theEnglish government.
What Others Say.
Affirmation in the British
Parliament.?What was refused to
Bradlaugh, the atheist, in 1883, has
now been granted on his motion; the
substitution of affirmations for oaths,
at the option of duly elected members
of the House of Commons. On this
the Spectator remarks:
"The explanation probably is that
conservative-minded men feel that
any attempt to inflict disabilities on
unbelievers would now disorganize society
far more seriously than even the
very serious dangers which unbelief,
if treated respectfully, must necessarily
bring. It is a choice of evils. We
must to some extent lose confidence in
those who do not hold themselves responsible
to any being higher than
man; but we should do more harm
by inflicting a sense of injury on unbelievers,
aud by increasing tbe just
sympathy felt with them by those who
are not unbelievers, than we can do by
admitting to perfect social equality
persons who are not under those obligations
to speak the truth which religious
conyictions undoubtedly impose."
What was said in the debate on this
subject confirms the opinion held by
many, on the ground of experience,
that the use of judicial oaths has lowered
the general standard of veracity
in the community. One member,
De Lisle, said that there are circumstances
under which it would be right
for a man to assert a falsehood, when
it would be siuful to swear to it. The
action of Parliament on this question
shows the continuous and rather rapid
growth of the conviction,J that all
oaths are unnecessary and inexpedient.
Thp Christian wav of nnttinc it
is, that all oaths are wrong.
Lutheran Standard.
Some Roads Leading to Rome.?
The "poor prisoner" in the Vatican,
who has an income of only five mil-!
lion a year and lives in a palace containing
several hundred rooms, has recently
celebrated his fiftieth priesthood
jubilee. His friends have remembered
him in his poverty and it will not be
necessary for him to eat crusts and
drink only water for many a day to
come. His jubilee gifts are said to
be worth about $12,000,000, and with
$2,800,000 in money amount to a total
of $14,800,000. Among these gifts are
90,000 bottles of wine, for the storage
of which a new room has to be built.
The packing-cases in which all these
presents came number about 4,000 and
many of them are still at the railroad
station in Rome. They are to placed
in a museum for public exhibition at
Vatican. It is announced that a large
part of the money contributed to the
Pope will be given to various charita- j
ble institutions.
New Orleans Christian Advocate.
In all normal populations the sexes
are about equal. But in Christian
countries more than two-thirds of
the membership of the various branches
of the Church are women; but of
the sixty thousand convicts in the
penitentiaries of the United States
fifty-five thousand of them are men.
The congregations who attend the various
churches are by a large majority
composed of females; but the congregations
who attend the saloons, the
billiard tables and gambling hells are
by an overwhelming majority males.
The people who pray and remember
their Creator are for the most part ladies
; but the vast majority of those
who profanely swear and take God's
name in vain are males. Has church
attendance and non-attendance anything
to do with these widely different
results? These facts are vastly significant
and eminently worthy of serious
Bishop Soule on Dancing.
Ouce, in Alabama, in a parlor filled
with an intelligent and refined company,
while the Bishop was conversing
with a group of friends, another
group in a corner was discussiug the
innocence of modem dancing, most of
them in favor of it. At length they
agreed to leave it to the Bishop, and,
approaching, asked his opinion. (Silence.)
"Well, I never saw danciug
but once; and I must confess I was
pleased with it. (Great suspense, and
glances exchanged,) I have been to
Paris and to Londou, and most of our
own land, but have never seen the exercise
but once. (Eager attention.)
While I was in Paris, umong other
things, I saw several monkeys taught
to dance and keep time; and I must
confess I was pleased with it; for I
thought it became them very much."
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The greatest trials of the early
Church came from without, while
those of the modern Church come
from within.
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The Curse of Frince.
McCultoch, formerly
of the treasury department, and now a " ;
banker in London, lias written sever |
al letters to the New York Tribune, on
the French financial affairs. They
have, and worthily, attracted much
attention. The present debt of the "j
Frejich nation is, ho says twice that of
the United States, and what is remark- |
able is that this debt has grown most
rapidly, not when the country was ,;i
engaged in war but when it was preparing
for war. The standing army
has been at the bottom of all the financial
troubles in France. And he
adds, it is her standing array and the '
standing armies of other countries
that menace the peace of Europe. j
These armies, he rightly asserts, are
not created for the perservation of /
peace, they are the preparation of
war. They mean war and nothing . i:
else. It would be a measureless blessing
to France "if she would forget her >j
triumphs under the great Corsiean,
and get over the delusion which she
indulges that she must become again
tbe great war power of Europe." '
What a blessing it would be to Franoe , <
and to civilization everywhere, if she
would now say, "The Republic is
noono H on/1 xrorlft? fV?n oavlnn fnL
lowing the example set by the United
States at the close of |he late civil war,
by disbanding her army. If she
should do so she would shame every _ ^
European nation into doing the same.
It frequently takes a long time to
change old ideas and habits, even
when people become convinced that
there is something better. The principle
of arbitration is so just, simple,
and natural, costing no human lives,
involving 110 destruction of property,
no suspension of commerce between .
nations, and costing financially, scarcely
a tithe of what war would; that it
would reasonably be expected that the ^
pulpit, the press, the orator, and the
statesman would all eagerly embrace .
every suitable upportunity of pushing
arbitration to the front as a substitute
for war. And yet the masses of the . - J
people, of all grades and professions, iV!
are as indifferent on the subject as if
war were merely an innocent amusement,
involviug no loss of life or prop
erty. A few earnest Christian men
and women, in nearly or quite all the
civilized countries of the world, are
seeking to educate and arouse public .
opinion on the subject, but progress
seems much slower than It ought to
be. The advocates of peace have no
more interest in this , matter than
others. They believe that war is cru?>
and unnecessary, and that arbitration ; "A
is a more rational and just method of ^
settling international disputes, and
consequently they urge the subject i
upon the attention of mankind. It
requires faith, patience, and perseverance,
to overcome the prejudices and
habits of the world. But, friends of
peace, let us not be weary in well-doing,
for in due season we shaU reap if
we faint not.
"The Lord of the seed field takes care of hi*
And the world shall yet reap what oar sower*
have sown."?Meuenger of Peace.
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This chore consumes a great deal of
time every day, even when done in
the most expeditious manner. Some
housekeepers first clear the table elaborately,
carry the dishes to the kiichen
and pile them up in order, then begin
solemnly to wash and wipe and put
them away. This gets the work well
done, but it takes "oceans of time."
A shorter way is to roll up beside the
dining-table a smaller table with dishpan,
soap, plenty of soft, hot water _
and clean towels in variety, and gathering
the glasses, wash, wipe, and set
them on a tray, and when it is full put
them away in their place in the closet;
then gather the silver and cleanse it,
then the cups and saucers, the plates
and other dishes, renewing the hot
ivafpp whpnever it heroines necessary.
Thus one handling puts the dishes in
the dish-pan, another puts them in the
closet. The tray used for putting
things away saves a great many steps, '
and the time oi going three or four
times, back and forth from table to
closet, when once going will answer
the purpose.
Another short way of washing dishes
is to fill the dish-pan with -them,
putting the plates at the bottom, the'
smaller dishes 011 top till the pan is
full. Set the soap-tin or pitcher on
top of all, and pour hot water into it
till the water is soapy enough or the
pan is full enough. Drain the diahes
on a soft, old cloth and this by capil"
lury auracuou imn uncs ulu.
advantage of this method are that the
dishes haying a chance to soak clean
are easily washed, and become heated
by the hot water so they are easily
wiped. In the hands of a careful
housewife this method is both safe and
effective. Time saved by these ways
of dish-washing may be more pleasantly
employed in fancy work, reading,
or works of charity.
A Good Example.
One of our religious exchanges
boasts of a certain church possessing a
lady who saves the congregation where
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Slie WOrsnips a ^eur. n. wuman
of wealth and of high social culture
and positiou. She makes it her
rule and the fashion to'dress for church
in so plaiu and Inexpensive a manner
as to throw the whole social influence
of the congregation against extravagance
in dress. If she can overthrow
the cultus of dress in our modern
churches and replace it with the worship
of God, she has a mission greater
than that of Kimball or of Moody and
Sankey.?From the Hartford Bellgiou8
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