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The Press and Banner.
ABBEVILLE, S.O.
Wednesday, August 1, 1888.
The Newspaper Heaven.
The New York Mail and Express lias some
good remarks on the custom of newspapers
lo follow the heathen motto, De mortuis nil
nisi bonum, "Speak nothing except good of i he
dead," and send every dead hero, whether
good or bad, to the better world. It says:
"The press that immediately urocinims on
the death of any man that he nas "gone to
the better world," that "struggle and sulterlng
are now ended with him," that he had "a
J?.I,it icnrlfl nnri is clad to Get OUt
UUI9IIICIU tU?
of it," set themselves in direct opposition to
the revelation which God bus made to mankind,
and wblch is our only means of knowledge
concerning things beyond death?those
who do this both encourage bad lives in this
world, and furnish to the departing a lie with
which to go into the next.
If the press would send any one to heaven,
let them compare bis life with the requisites
set forth in the Scriptures, and do so if they
warrant it: but do not let them encourage
vice in the living by an indiscriminate posing
of all who die into paradise. Acting on
this rule will not lead us to Judge any man ?
who are not the Judge of our fellow*. God
"hath appointed a day in which lie will
Judge the world in righteousness by the man
whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath
given assurance unto all men, in that He
hath raised hira from the dead."?Paul at
Athens. And yet we may use the evil done
by and one who has died, as a warning to the
living In the most opportune manner.?Associate
Reformed Presbyterian.
Upon whlcb, with due deference and a proper
respect for those from whose views we
may dissent, we would remark :
As a question of fact, we think the secular
newspapers yery seldom err In the matter of
sending the dead to heaven. It is not their
province to do so, neither is it the right of
any religious newspaper, preachcr, or otner
eulogizer of the dead to pronounce judgment.
Secular newspapers, as a rule, deal with a
man's character?and not with his religious
professions. The world at large cares litti e or
nothing for any man's professions. It is his
character and bis recorded acts which have
weight with the world, and while it is legiti
mate and proper to eulogize the nobie qualities
of the dead, yet no man has a right to
parade the faults and shortcoming of any
brother who has Just gone out from amongst
us, even in the darkness of the night. For
these very sins he may have been forgiven,
and whether forgiven or not, to bring them
up again is violative of our every instinct. lf
the deceased has been forgiven at pic last
moment then the rehearsal of his sins must
be offensive to died that we might
live?even to him who said: "Though your
sins be as scarlet, they shall bo as white as
snow; though they be red !iko crimson, they
shall be as wool."
It seems to us that it is a great mistake for
any mortal man to undertake tell where the
soul of any brother has gone. The human
heart Is desperately wicked. The saving
power of the Son of Man is unlimited. The
preacher who assigns the dead, subjects himself
and the deceased to criticism, and the
editor who would undertake to pass Judgment
goes outside the limit of his duty, and makes
utterance which has neither weight nor Influence
with any one.
A secular newspaper hap no right to enlarge
on any man's religious faith, except where
that faith and zeal have prompted the dea
Ufa f iiBPfninpss. and then the
VW?Ot\4 IV ( K4V W?
particular deeds of tbe deceased may be referred
to with propriety, bat of his religious
faith we may say less-that sacred precinct
mast not be entered.
Tbe "Register" and tbe Book*.
-Or. As yet the Register has not made a statement
as to the book-keeping in the Comptroller-General's
office. That paper has promised
to answer, and will answer.
Of coarse at this distance we have no lden
ns to the cause of the delay, but we risk nothing
In 6aylng that there arc at least a few persons
In this county who are looking for the
reply with more or less interest.
The Register has a way of speaking out,
which inspires confidence. Knowing that
there Is nothing wnlch may be so easily
twisted as figures to suit any shade of opin.
ion, the Register impartial statement will
likely set any misgivings at rest.
Without prejudging in the matter, we are
Inclined to the belief that the Register haf.
struck slate and a heap of it.
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"iu? vnmvii va
This was ttao subject of Editor Holmes's
beautiful address in Greenville last week before
the Press Association, but he didn't say
anything about the newspapers of those days
or of these days either.
LIVELY LETTER FROM DUE WEST.
The Newapnpern?The Farmers-?The
Gala Week and our Hodernte Enjoyment
of It.
Due West, July 25), 1SS8.
"Groggy Springs" has a daily mail.
Miss L. J. Galloway Is back from Ohio.
President and Mrs, Kennedy started to
Highlands Monday last.
Quite a number of our people took in the
gala week. They were only moderately pleased.
The general criticism on the gala week
was that the distances were "too magnificent"
Tbe hack men enjoyed this doubtless.
It is right hard to And any difference now
between tbe politics of the Greenville New*
and that of tne News mid Courier.
Air. ana Jirs. a rs jvt'mituy, ur. u. i. ivcunedy
and Miss Julia Kennedy have just returned
from a trip to Dr. Anderson, of Fair
View, Greenville county.
It is always a pleasure to attend the Abbeville
Bible Society. We regard the last meeting
as the best we have ever attended. The
.. sermon by Dr. Wilson and the address by
Prof. Miller were captivating. The largest
attendance was present that we have ever
seen. Abbeville's hospitality is unbounded.
It is always a pity we can't accept all the
kind Invitations extended. We roturn thanks
to Mr. and Mrs. Thompson for courtesy extended,
and greatly enjoyed on this occasion.
Capt. J. M. Cochran candidate for Clerk of
Court returned home Saturday evening from
a tour through the country. He is much encouraged
with his prospects.
Mr. R. C. Brownlee, of this place "set up"
his friends the other day to a Are melon of
his own raising. We pronounce it the best
we have tasted this season.
Dr. Wideman Is at Glenn Springs.
Prof. Hood conducted the prayer meeting
in the Associate Reformed church Sabbath
night.
Mr. Prather, of the Presbyterian oflice had
charge of the local column last week in Mr.
Bonner's absence. His "points" weregracefnlly
made.
Dr. Cowan headed a party for tho mountain
last week. They go in rough and tumble
tyle.
We observe that some of the dally papers
hop? |that Tillman may by "flayed" at
the hands of Cupt. Dawson when they meet.
Tillman is able to take care of himself. Capt.
Dawson has never done anything for the
Democracy hewasuot well paid for. There
11 OUIHUUUJ' liOMtl ill Hiv >-inir,
that will give Tillman Justice, if this tilt between
these gentlemen does take place. We
judge from their report of the Hodges meeting,
which we witnessed.
Due West and vicinity was visited with n
fine rain Sabbath night and crop prospects
are much improved. We should be truly
thankful for such a blessing.
The union Baptist meeting at Donalds took
quite a crowd from this vicinity.
Mr. J. Altheus Johnson, of Washington
makes a friend reel quite at home. One of
his lady acquaintances dropped down In
Washington the other day when his kindness
was unexcelled. Hiring a nice carriage he
showed his friend through the soldiers cemetery
and through the handsomest parts of the
city, to see "the Panoramic Battle of Shiloh,"
to see the Washington Monument, the Capital,
the GovernmentjbuildinK, &c.,?a drive
embracing some 10 miles.
Mr. Johnson has only been in Washington
a few years, yetjhe has rapidly risen and now
occupies a prominent and very responsible
position in the Treasury Department with
quite a number of assistants under his control.
Mr. Johnson Is a young man of tine attainments
and with a landable ambition
to rise still higher. Abbeville should
be proud of her son.
Aiken County's Candidates.
The official board declared the following
candidates the Democratic nominees for
Aiken county: Senator, John M. Bell, representatives,
James Aldrich, U. M. BoutrlKlit,
John Gary Evans, J. M. Cobb, school commissioner,
jD. H. Cro6loud. sheriff, B. F. Turner,
probate Judge, John T. Gaston, clerk of court,
j. F. Hankinson, county commissioners, W.
A. West, E. Gunter, S. Iloliy, coroner, W. II.
Harden.
If you want a good Buff Cochin cock see E.
L. Wilson.
THE STATE HOUSE BOOKS.
Astounding Assprtion of tho "Xcwn
ami Courier"? Dill the Different
Comity Treasurers I>ny Taxes in
(tills of the Hank of tlic State T?
JihIsc Kershaw Knle<l that it was
I'nlnnrul to Do So.
On Monday of last week tho Xenix and
Courier published a reply to our quest ions
about the bills of the bank of thoState. That
reply was made up chiefly of expressions of
personal disrespect for the editor of this paper,
and the repitition of stale facts in reference
to this county.
On last Friday the Xcw.t and Courier contained
the following:
"The Abbeville Press and lianncr says that
they have not been answered as to what became
of the bills of the Bank of the .State
which were tendered for taxes in ?thcr counties
besides Abbeville. If the Press and Manner
bus not been answered upon tills point it
is because the reply to their inquiries was not
read, for it was distinctly stated in this cor
respondence that these bills had been received
from the different counties by the .State
treasurer and had been cancelled and stored
away m the treasurer's office."
It will he observed that the above statement
answers In unequivocal terms "that
"these bills had been received Jrom the differ"cut
countics by the .State treasurer, and
' stored away in the treasurer's office."
The bills of which the Tfctus and Courier
speak were no doubt funded at fifty ccnts on
the dollar, as was other indebtedness of the
State.
The question was : "Whether the different
county treasurers have accounted for the bills
of the Hank of the State which were tendered
in 1878 lor county and school taxes, and
the amounts of bills so received, and when
the different treasurers accounted to the
county and schools for the same."
It will not be hard for any reader to sec that
the News and Courier's reply docs not come
within range of the question.
The Columbia ?k Greenville railroad was re
quired by Judge Kershaw to take up the bills
so tendered for taxes, and to pay good money
to the County Treasurers. Now, as we know
that the order was carried out as to Abbeville
connty. the presumption is that it was carried
out in the other couuties. There is no reason
why such sould have been the case.
If these bills then are in the hands ot
(he State Treasurer they got there
by some other route than through
the hands of the County Treasurers along the
Columbia ?fc Greenville road. II the News and
Courier's statement be true then there is somethlntr
radically and fearfully wrong some
where.
It has been well known In Abbeville for
months that the Comptroller-General's office
was worthless in so far as concerned the interests
of this people in the matter of the
bills of the Bank of the State, and we asked
a simple question, not with a view to exposing
tho short-comings of the treasurers in
any of the counties, but to ascertain if it was
the custom of the Comptroller-General to
take whatever statement a county treasurer
might oiler, and then give him a receipt in
full.
To show that the books of the Comptroller'*
office have not been properly kept as
to Abbeville County: General Stoney, under
date Of Sept. 9th, 1887, says: "The conclusion
is then, that the moDey was not paid by the
Railroad." "I will write to the railroad authorises
to see whether such payment was
ever made to" the treasurer of Abbeville.
When Auditor Jones went to examine the
Comptroller's office in reference to the matter
nothing satisfactory could be found.
But General Verner did ail in his power to
aid Mr. Jones, first, by instructing his chief
clerk to find all the settlement sheets, so as to
ascertain what they might show In the matter.
When this failed to give lucidity to the sa;nc,
it was General Verner who made the suggestion
that Mr. Jones should look over the
accounts and returns of the Receiver, General
Conner, and lie said if those papers could be
found, that the receipt itself should be there.
And this was not all that General Verner
did, for he requested his chief clerk to go with
Mr. Jones, and introduce him to Mr. Seibles,
the Master.
Upon the suggestion of Mr. Seibles that Mr.
t-l- ? ?... uninnhln infnrmnMon.
JUUU AUI UCI U/UiU 1 V ? UiUMV.v ... ,
the chief clcrk in the Comptroller's office
then wont with Mr. Jones to Mr. Miller's
house, and It was he who found the receiptnot
in the Comptroller General's office,
not in the Treasurer's office, not iu the Master's
office, but in an old box of somebody's
papers that was found in the Clerk's office.
Of course General Vcrner is not to blame? in
this matter. The settlement occurred years
before his term of office.
VVe make no reflections on anybody. We
are only discussing a system of book-keeping
which seems unique.
LOWNDESVILLE'S BACKET.
Sound Keiice on the Agricultural
Fraud Commonly Called a Farmer'*
College.
Lowxdesvillb, July 80th, lsss.
Again has the most of this township had
good rains.
We, as a township, are so far fortunate.
The crops are doing well.
Yet in the southwestern part of the townshin
thorn has been but little rain in eight
weeks.
Judge J. B. LeRoy has some patches of the
finest cotton that tnis scribe has seen.
Chickens, eggs, watermelons, &c. are now
?omewhat plentiful, which is an evidence
that these luxuries are bringing prices satisfactory
to the producer as well as consumer.
Mr. It. H. McConnel spent the most of last
week at Anderson and Greenville. Wondei
if he is a candidate.
Last Wednesday during the rain in the Antreville
section there was considerable liali,
not sufficient to do much damage.
Mr. J. M. Baker returned from his visit to
his sick wife at Morganton, if. (J , last Tuesday.
leaving her much better.
Mr. W. C. Dul're and family, of Latimer,
spent the day at our houseon last Wednesday.
The little babe of Kcv. W. S. Martin has
been vory low witli congestion of the brain
for the past week.
The meeting in the Baptist church closed
last Tbursduy night. The Rev. Carter ol
Greenwood assisted the pastor, Kev. B. F.
Miller.
Kev. E. K. Carswell, of Elberton began a
protracted meeting at Midway last Friday.
Miss May Brockinton, of Kingstree, S. C., is
now ou a visit to her sister Mrs. W.JS. Martin.
We are sorry to learn through a private
source tnai Airs. w. n. wnue, 01 urramno,
so well known and highly esteemed in this
County is now quite sick.
A meeting was begun in Providence church
on yesterday, which will continue for several
days of this week.
Cant. J. N. King, Messrs. VV. L. Miller and J
li. Harmon, all candidates for Legislature,
and two of them for matrimonial honors were
in town Friday night.
Messrs. T. Baker aud Son are now rapidly
building a brick store between their present
stand and the store occupied by Messrs. McConnel
and Baker.
Several of our citizens attended the picnic
at Starr on last Wednesday, and 'tis said that
one of them came near being shot with a
double barrel shot gun, accidentally.
During the rain storm on last Thursday one
of Mr. G. F. BurdettVJennet standing near a
tree that was struck by lightning was killed.
JudgejW. N. Hansom had the misfortune to
lose a flue steer lust Thursday, by its falling
into a gully and breaking Its neck.
I-ast Friday Mr. Fred Sadler, about seventeen
years of ase was shot, and almost lnstuntly
killed on Mrs. Hardy's place a few
miles above here In Anderson County, by Mr.
XV. Hodges about seventeen years old. Another
young man's valuable life lost by a too
careless handling of a pistol.
liev. \V. S. Martin's little babe quietly passed
away yesterday. It had congestion of the
brain, lie left this morning with its remains
tor Kings tree, y. C. Our deepest sympathies
are with our a filleted friends.
Governor Richardson, Generals Bonham
and Hemphill, Colonel J. C. Haskel, Captain
B. R. Tillman and othor dignitaries are exnpeted
hero on the ble 4tb. Auderson C. H.
and other points along our Rail Road will
each send up a large representation, us the
Koad gives cheap rates for that day. Every
body Is Invited, and we intend to do all that
we can to make It an enjoyable day to all who
attend.
The opportunity perhaps of a lifetime will
be alTorded to many in this section to see a
live Governor of South Carolina. There will
be about forty candidates, more or less, and
as it will be nearly their last opportunity for
showing their peculiar fitness lor the ofllce to
which they arc aspiring, each one will pcrliapt.
desire to be heard, and to allow each one
twenty minutes It will take about thlrteon
hours for them to got through. The big guns
will also have to fire a good many rounds,
which will consume much more time, and the
only chance that I sec for all to be accommodated
is to protract the meeting, by at least
having night services. We will do the very
best Hint we can, and if we can possibly
squeeze two days into one we'll do it every
time. As we have no very particular friends
whom we wish placed In positions to linger
funds raised for an Agricultural College, a
goodly number of us hereabouts are not taking
very much, if any stook Ju such costly
luxuries. We have yet to learn of a single
one who lias profited himself or others by the
scientific Agricultural knowledge gaiued at
any such institution of learning. We think
the Greenwood correspondent in last week's
i Lowndesvllle Advertiser lilts the nail square1
iy on the head, when he says that "personal
| interests anil aspirations is at the bottom of
j tho whole scheme." The past history of all
; Industrial school loaches that they are perlect
| trauds in so far as being a benefit to the farmer
is concerned. They have been a benefit
| only to the money handlers. If a concern
; with millions upon millions as an endowment
fund could be gotten up, and every
mother's son of us could come in for a liberal
share in? the "division of spoils" then It
would be the best thing out. TUOUI'E.
Cohonaca, tf. C., July 20,1888.
Editor l^rc&x ami Hunner:
Since it has been impracticable for me to
attend the appointments with the candidates
| and not wishing to continue In the raca at so
great a disadvantage, please announce thai I
have withdruwn. Respectfully,
1 T. A. GRAHAM.
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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY.
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SERMONS ? SPEECHES ? MEMORIALSENERGETIC
WORK IN THE BIBLE
CAUSE.
Minutes or the Nixty-Fifth Annual
Meeting of tlie Abbeville District
Itihlc Society.
The Society met in tlie Methodist church nt
ll-'it)a. m, on Wednesday, 25 July, 18ss. I'rcsident
W.M, tirier, D. D., in the chair. Opened
with prayer by the president. The roll of
members was called and minutes of last meeting
read.
After which Rev, J. Lowrio Wilson, I). D.,
pastor of tlie Presbyterian church at Abbeville,
delivered the annual sermon on the
text, ''For the prophecy came not in old time
by the will of man; but holy men ol'God
spake as they were moved by the Holy
IrllOSlt '? 1'Clur i: zi. ?v. iiut wnwuvu v* t?o
then taken up of 88.00.
Tlie annual address was delivered by Prof.
J. H. Mi Icr, of Erskine College, on the subject
of "The Bible."
Twenty six members were enrolled of which
five were new members. Others have since
enrolled.
On motion of A. B. VVardlaw it was
Resolved, That the Treasurer be requested to
make personal application to all the members
who have not paid, for their contribution.
II. T.Sloan of the committee appointed to
preparo a minute commemorative of VicePresideut
R. H. Ward law made his report,
and the following memorial and resolutions
were adopted:
Often has It fallen to the lotof the writer, to
preparo epitaphs, memorials and tributes of
respect tor the good and the great of Abbe
ville county; but seldom, perhaps never, had
he a subject deserving of more honorable
mention and of a niche in the temple of her
illustrious names. Kobert II. Wardlaw, son
of Jaines Wardlaw, won distinction and
ought to be held in lasting reinemberance by
all who love the good and the true, and who
desire to perpetuate that noble type of Christian
civilization, which was so long the acknowledged
birthright of South Carolinians.
The lcadiug events of his rounded and wellspent
life, nave been collected, grouped and
placed on record by others, more Intimate
with the daily walk of the deceased; but they
will bear rehearsal and our most diligent
study. The biographies of the good are among
the most sacred treasures of the chureh.
They seem to say, "sec what Christianity has
done for them!"
As seven cities contended for the birth place
of a Homer, and different countries for the
uatal cry of the great Corslcan, so will Abbeville
withouta rival, claim the nativity of R.
h WorHinu' Linten to the record. Ho was
boru in Abbeville village, April 2stli, 1807, and
after a sojourn of eighty years two months
and twenty days in the home of his childhood,
he left the scenes of earth and time,
aud passed beyond the purple hills, to mingle
with the celestials in the paradlsoof God. He
died July 18th, 1887.
During all those years and the terrcstlal
scenes through which he passed, wo never
heard of a single stain upon the bright escutcheon
of his lair name. He loved the true,
the beautiful and the good, and enjoyed the
rare distinction of having the eonruknee of
all who knew him. Jn evidence, his life was
crowdcd with positions of honor, profit, and
trust. While a youth in the Junior class of
the South Carolina College, he was appointed
Assistant or Deouty Clerk of Cbnrt. As a
Christian, he early coufessed Christ and
adorned that profession, being selected to rule
In the church Oct. 13, 1850. As a man of business,
he was an houest and successful merchant.
a trusted cashier of the Abbeville
branch of the State Bank of South Carolina,
and Treasurer of the South Carolina Presbytery
for a period of twenty-five years, lie
succeeded his lather as Secretary of what Is
known as the Long Cane Society?a position
which he filled with rare punctuality and satisfaction
for more than half a century. He
was present at tne formation 01 me aducvuiv
District Bible Society, and always present at
Its annual meetings, save one. One of Its
vice-presidents and active members for many
years?a believer in the Bible and resting upon
the rich promises of the Holy Word, as a
light to his feet and a lamp unto his path; so
that whatever else would fail, he knew the
word of the Lord would never fall. Other positions
he also held with credit to himself and
satisfaction to the people. In every position
he was true and faithful?in church courts
and among assembled elders?a lover of Zlon
and an humble follower of the Lord Jesus.
What a record! Bright, beautilul and resplendent
as the crown which he now wears!
A crown of life?a crown of glory! In all the
elements which go to make up moral worth
and Christian integrity, none stood higher.
He loved the house of the Lord, the word of
God, and the people of God, and like his Master,
ever sought to do them good.
Ills fidelity to every trust Is the more conspicuous
In au age, so much wanting in this
urand clement of all successful enterprise.
His punctuality to all engagements Is deserving
of unlvtrsal imitation. It was conscientious
! It was Christian? from principle.
Once I enjoyed the hospitality of Ills lovely
homo_ r.ikn Job's hiuh estate, when the can
tllo of the Lord phown brightly upon him?
when liis children were about him and he
washed his steps with butter. But I suspected,
even then, that much was due in the home
circle, to that lovely lady, Miss Elizu Bowie,
whom he wedded July 8th, 1830?the mother
of his children and the morning star of so
many fond hopes. She presided with queenly
grace and moved anions the boys, like an
angclof mercy and with the devotion of the
mother of Gruel)I?while our hero calmly surveyed
the scene with paternal dignity and
grace; and the little fellows performed their
several duties with manly cheerfulness and
all the prescision of well trained soldiers. I
thougliUof Abraham, the father of the falthul,
who won the high commendation of his
I,ord. "I know him, that, he will command his
children and his household after him, to keep
the way of the Lord. All served to illustrate
the beauty of a well ordered household, and I
felt disposed to repeat the beautiful language
of the Queen of Shcba as she retired from the
royal palace of the greatest of earthly kings.
"Happy arc these thy men, who stand continually
before aud hesir thy wisdom." Love,
wisdom and grace ruled that home and their
children cease not to"riseupund call them
blessed."
In later years, we always anticipated the
steps and smiling countenance of our venerable
friend, at the meetings of the directorship
of this Society. Never could I pass liim on
the streets 01 ADDeviue. wnuuui u mwi yiufound
bow, a cordial shako of the hand and a
pleasant exchange of Greetings. We loved
him, because he exhibited so many marks of
the Lord Jesus. We took knowledge of hlin,
that he had been with Jesus?anu now we
cherish the sublime faith that he is not dead,
but sleepeth, and that his pure spirit, ransomed,
sanctified and saved, is ever with the
Lord, beholding the glory and enjoying the
fullness of God In Christ. We shall see him
no more on earth. We shall greet him In our
Father's house. But we miss lit in here today
?a good man, a lover of the Bible and of the
church and people of God. Therefore, let us
cherish his memory, imitate his example, and
double our efforts to give the word of life U>
those who are perishing for the lack of
knowledge.
Resolved 1st. That the Abbeville District
Bible Society recognize the hand and grace of
God in the life and death of Mr. R. 11. Wardlaw,
that we thank the Lord of love for sparing
him so long among us, and that we humbly
bow iii submission to his holy will, in his
removal saying, "Thy will be done."
Resolved ind. That wo will cherish his
memory and good name, as a friend and coworker
in the cause of Bible distribution.
Resolved 3rd. That a blank page in our records
he inscribed to his memory?that the
datcof tils birth and death, the leading events
of his life and the distinguishing features of
his character, be written down, that those
who come after m ;y ulso read and profit
thereby.
Resolved \lh. That the County papers, the
Southern Presbyterian, the As.iociatc Rcforiited
Presbyterian, bo requesioa 10 puuiisn mis ?.tion,
and thut ourSecretary bedlrecied to furnish
the family of the deceased with an officlal
copy.
Respectfully submitted,
H. T. SLOAN, Com.
The President reported that the District
Superintendent of the American Itibie Society
had under the resolution passed at the last
meeting of this society been invited to canvass
the county in the 151 bio Cause, and that
the .Superintendent had successfully spent
several days in the work, had organized
Branch Societies at Greenwood, McCormlck,
Ninety-Six, Coronaca and Cokosbury, and
that other Branch Societies under the direction
of the Board of Directors and with the
active and elliclent aid of local committees,
had been organized, so that there are thirteen
Branch Societies now organized, In full
and active co-operation with the Abbeville
District Auxiliary Society, The Branch Societies
made their ro|K>rt us follows.
Due West?H. S. Galloway and J. L. Miller,
contribution 247.13.
Greenville church delegates?W. It. Dunn,
N. P. Mcllwain, J. W. Simmons and G. N.
Nichols, contribution S7.?>.
Lebanon church delegates?A. K. Watson,
Joseph Glbort, John Cheatham, J. C. Pressly,
contribution S5.X0.
Cedar Springs and Long Cane delegates?
Dr. W. P. Addison and D. W. Jay, contribution
57.
The following written report was made.
The Branch Society of Ceuar Springs and
Long Cane met at Long Cune church on the
ilth July 1S8S, and was opened with prayer
. by Kov. II. T. Sloan and addressed by J. Fuller
Lyon and W. O. Bradley, Esq., with short
talks which were exceedingly Interesting and
Instructive, alter which a collection was
taken up and resulted in a contribution of
$7 to be paid to the District Bible Society
which meet at Abbeville 25th instant. The
following delegates were appointed: E Cowan,
J. H. Drennan, Dr. W. P. Addlsou, D. W.
Jay, and W.W.Bradley. Adjourned. H.T.
Sloan, chairman, E. Cowan. Secretary.
Troy delegates?J. D. Noel aud J. L. White,
contribution S2&23.
Greeuwood (reorganized) delegate?Uev. W.
T. Mathews. The officers of the society are
President J. It. Blake, Vice-Presidents ltev. J. I
II. Carter, ltev. T. Hall, Uev. W. T. Mathews, |
Secretary and Tressurer G. C. Hodges. Libra-1
I rian C. A. C. Waller. No linancial report was
I made.
' Ninety-Six (reorganized)?No delegate pre
sent but reported. by letter as follows. The
Ninety-Six Kraucii .society located at NinetySix,
S. C., was organized and held its first .
meeting on the 5tli .1 uly, 18SS, thirty members j
were enrolled, and the sum of $16 paid over to !
the treasurer. The officers of this society arc '
President 11. F. JlcCuslan, Vice-President i
Thomas Ducket, Treasurer T. C. Lipscomb,
Secretary W. L. Anderson, Jr. The Hoard of
.Managers consist of the officers and. Rev. A.
.J. t'authon, Rev. T. 15. Cra'.g and Rev. W. 1'.
Meadors. ?14 have been sent to Rev. T. H.
Law agent to be expended in books which he
will order sent direct to this society.
Very respectfully, '
W. L. ANDERSON, Sec.
Mcl'ormick (recently organized! delegate?
S. D. Ervin. Contribution flo. The officers
of this society are President S. D. Ervin,
Vice-Presidcnt Otaway Hcuderson, Secretary
and Treasurer J. S. McLane, Librarian Jas. l
t'othran, Jr. The officers and Rev. J. C. i
(Miniitilnr and G. W. Androvvs compose the
Executive Committee. I
Asbuiy (recently organized) delegates?J.
B. Muse, W. A. Lomax and F. L. Morrow.
Contribution S6.U5. The officers of tho society
are President J. 15. Morrow, Viee-Presidents
J. B. Muse and G. \V. Lomax, Secretary F. L.
Morrow, Treasurer J. W. Bcott.
Shiloh delegates?A. F. Carwiie, L. P.
Ilarkness anil Dr. J. A. Anderson. Contribution
$11. The officers of this society are, President
Dr. John H. Bell, Vice-Presidents A. F.
Carwiie and S. B. Knox, Secretary A. M.
Erwln, Treasurer J. A. Anderson.
Rocky River (recently organized) delegates.
?Bey. H. C. Fennel, T. A. Cater, P. L. Glbert
and Johnson Klcckly. Contribution $'} in
small collections. The annual contributions
of members to be collected and accounted for
hereafter. The officers of this society are
President Edwin Calhoun, Vice-Presidents T.
A. Cater and Johnson Kleckly, Secretary and
Treasurer G. W. Spccr, Librarian A. G. Baskln.
These officers with Dr. W. M. Taggart,
E. F. Power, and W. A. Daniels compose a
Board ot Directors. The annual meeting was
fixed on 3rd Wednesday in July In each year.
Donaldsvillc (recently organized) delegates.
?\V. W. Rowland and P. A. 'fribble. Contribution
$7.50. The officers of the society ore
President J. \V. Mattison, Vice-President W.
W. Rowland, Secretary and Treasurer \V. J.
Donald.
Coronaca and Cokesbury two societies re- ;
cently organized, were not represented, and ;
did not make any report.
The reports of tho Librarian was as follows : ]
EXHIBIT C. 5
J. F. DuPkb. Librarian In account with
Abbeville District Bible society :
i
1SS7.
July 27, To value of books on hand, SS2 CO
Aug. " bill of books, 45 51
" " " for Due West, 36 73
Sept. " " for Greenwood,.. 40 80
Dec. " " " " - '10 00
18SS.
March " " 47 46
April " " for Due West, 27 28
8320 38
18s7. OR.
July, By books to Troy Society... S 5 00
Aug. lty books to Due West. 36 <3
Sept. Hy books to Greenwood 40 KU
Dec. " " 40 00
April stli, lty books to Due West, 27 28
Cols. Sunday Schools,
u n d or R u 1 e S2 of book s
lor 91 8 40
Donated Poor House, 2 75
Furnished Dr. Sloan, 2 10
' Dr. Lindsay, 1 75
" other officers, 8 8!)
15111s receivable . 3 80
Donated from oflice 14 60
Cash sales 55 10
Book8on hand, 73 27
S.I20 38
J. F. C. Dul'RE, Librarian.
Abbeville, S. C., July !45,1S88.
The report of the Treasureer was as follows:
EXHIBIT D.
J. F. c. DuPke, Treasurer, In account with
Abbeville District BiblG Society :
1887.
July 27th, To cash on hand SIS 15
Hat collcctlon, 8 65
Cash from Librarian Society, 3 50
' CedarSprlng and L.Cano 6 20
" Troy 18 65
i>.,~ nr.?i mi
J'lie ucni, -U "W
" Greenville, 6 05 j
" Members, 39 30
" Dr. Lindsay, self, 1 00 (
' " for Willington ch. 2 30 i
" " for Hopewell, 165 :
" Sale of Books, 55 10 |
?183 05
1S87. CR.
July 27, by paid Rev. T. H. Law. $(10 00
Sept. 5, by paid freight, 2 10
188SApril
0, by paid freight, 2 SO
March 20, by paid A. II. Society, 100 00
Exchange, 45 i
Postage, <fcc 7G
Cash on hand, 17 21
$183 65 ,
J. K. C. DuPRE, Treasurer.
Abbeville, S. C., July 25,1888.
EXHIBIT E.
Abbeville, S. C., July 23,1 >8.8.
To the Officers and Members of the Abbeville
District Bible Society:
With mis i present iny seveniuenui suiuuui
report ns Treasurer and Librarian, and regret
that I cannot be present at your meeting, as
this is my first absence in 21 years.
You will sec that the amount of books purchased
within the year is more thau double
that of any year in the last seventeen?except
in 1SSU, and is oue hundred dollars more than
that year.
The sales of our Society are also more than
double,the average in seventeen years, and I '
have no doubt when Due West and Green- '
wood are added they will be quadrupled.
The Books for the Greenwood Society have 1
been entered in the Librarian's account only, {
and not in the cash acco'unt, for the reason 1
that the money was sent directly to the A. B. 1
Society by Greenwood, and not through us. 1
But wnilo the sales have been doubled, the 1
donations arc but little over half what they
generally arc. 1
We owe the American Bible Society the
sum of Sl'J.SO, and ought to have about 875 or
$100 worth of books. Any excess in collec
tions might bo donated to the A. B. Society, 1
either directly or in making more life mem- 1
bers. 1
J. F. C. DijPRE, Librarian.
These reports were referred to an auditing i
committee consisting of W. PL Parker and I. <
t? ?.|<n ,v>rw,|.tr>it t.hrt HfPnll 11 t.S to lift '
corrcctand property vouched, adopted.
On motion of L. W. Perrln It was resolved
that inasmuch as the Branch Societies have
not as yet made requisition on the District i
Auxiliary Society for books that the funds re- ;
eelved into the treasury be not appropriated
until the wants of the branch societies be as- i
sertalnod, except that the present Indebted- (
ness of the society and any ordor for books i
are to be paid in cash, and that the officers of ,
this society be authorized todonate any funds
then remaining in the treasury to the A. B.
Soclcty if they think it best to do so.
The following resolutions were adopted: i
Resolved l. That tliis Society is gratified by
the progress made In organizing Branch Societies,
and recommend that the efforts be
continued until every community organize
iu the work.
Resolved 2. That the Branch Societies be requested
to appoint a librarian and establish a
depository in some convenient locality under
the charge of their librarian, where a supply !
of Bibles and testaments will be always kept
on baud for distribution.
Resolved A. That the Branch Societies send
to tlie Librarian of the District Society at Abbeville
a list of Bibles and testaments which
will be required to meet the demand for them
in their respective communities, and that <
they send up to the Treasurer of the District
Society as large contributions of money as
they can; wherever possible in excess of the
ValllC OI WIC UUUKS mvjr ivqunc, nu wiu |>uui
and destitute localities may bo also provided
and t hat tho Librarian of this Society bo authorised
to supply the demand us far as practicable.
Jit-solved 4. That the Branch Societies and
the ollicors of every church in Abbeville
county be requested to make an active canvass
so as to ascertain the families in their respec-live
communities who are without the I
scriptures, and report the same to tho Presi- I
dent of the District Society. I
Resolved 5. That t lie said Societies arc nu
thorimi to donate liuoks to needy persons [
who are unable or unwilling to pay for thorn,
but in all eases to sell the hooks If practicable.
Resolved 0. That, every church in the county
be ursied to make a contribution iu money
to the treasury of tho District Socioty, and '
wherever practicable take up a collection for i
1 lie benetit of thcSociety. I
Resolved 7. That the District Society will j
always sell to applicants hiblcs and testaments
at actual cost, and donato in instances :
where applicants are unable to pay anything
for them. (
Rrsohud (\ That these resolutions be printed
in circular form and distributed among
the churches and Branch Societies in this >
cou i) ty.
UCV. \V . r. I "UHIBUIJ UUCItu ll.v .WI.U., .
ifrsofral, That the thanks of this society
:iro hereby tendored to the ltov. J. J,owrlc
Wilson, l?. J'., for hit; able sermon to-day, and
uiso to l'rof. J. JI. -Miller for his interesting
address. ,
Tlio vacancy produced by the death of the
Vice President (Jen. P. II. Bradley was an- ,
nounced, and on motion of acommltteo con- '
sitting of l'rof. William Hood and A. 11. Ward- '
law was appointed to prepare a minute commemorative
of the deceased and report at
the next annual meeting of this Society.
Dr. ltobert I-a than was elected to deliver (
the next annual sermon, with llev. H. p. ]
Jackson alternate. Hon. .1. t*. Maxwell was 1
elected to deliver the next annual address i
with Prof. J. I. Mut'aln, alternate. 1
Prof. .1. P. Kennedy rendered sickness as i
his excuse for abseijeo. Sustained, diaries i
Kvans was also reported sick. Gen. S. Mc- t
(iowau also sick. Jiulso Colli ran, absent In 1
Congress.
The following ollicers were then elect- ,
ed for the cnstiiitK year:
President, W. M. Urier. 1). 1).; Vice Presidents,
J. S. Cotliran. S. McUowjmi, II.T. Sloan, ,
t?. IA. II. Ward law, Joseph u Pressley;
Vice I >1 rectors, James ISoyce, D. I)., Kev. \V.
F. Pearson, John T. Parks, J. P. Kennedy, J, c
- V:
D. Noel, Rev. R. P. Bradl*y, Charles Evans,
VV. II. Parker, William Hood. J. W. Greeu,
I. H. Franks, J. L. Wilson, D. D., Rev. W. T.
Mathews vice, Rev. R. D, Smart removed and
i. 1). Ervin vice. Jos. L. Pressly elected to
Vlcc-Prcsldency. Prayer by Rev. J. L. Wilton,
I>. D. Society adjourned.
L. W. PERRIN,
Corresponding Secretary.
MT. CARMEL MISCELLANY.
1 XIco Barboclie ? The Candidates
Out in Full Forcc?t'rops Looking
Well.
Mount Carmel, S. C., July 30,1888.
Tho morning of the 26th dawned upon us
>eautiful and Bright, the air being cooled by a
cfreshing shower tho previous evening.
/vuoiu u o ciocij mai --nappy nanu ui
{onittl, Jolly lcllows, whose name !b almost
'Legion" begun to roll In, and such a hand
shaking?and many kindly greetings were
ieard on every hand.
The 11 o'clock train brought a second supply
)[ the "Happy Band," and by this time a
argc number of people had assembled In the
icautiful grove where all necessary preparations
had been made. In looking over the
rast assemblage we saw many beautiful ladles
ivho graced, and cheered the occasion by their
presence?and provided many good things for
the inner man. What would this world be
ivithout the fair and gentle sex? It would
L>e a to me.
The candidates who spoke ventillated the
juestions as proprounded and disused the
topics of tbe day to the entire satisfaction of
the whole people.
Eov. S. L. Morris of Trenton Edgefield Co, is
here carrying on a meeting In the Presbyterian
church. On Sabbath he preached a fine
sermon, delivered in a most impressive and
sarnest manner from the text "what think ye
jf Christ" after which he administered the
sacrament of the Lord's Supper to a solemn
Jan serious congregation. The meeting will
jontlnue for several days. We are glad to
meet Mr. Morris once more and believe by
his zeal and Intellectual powers he will do
much good In the Masters vineyard.
We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. D.
H. Johnson who is here visiting his fathers
family, and halls from Jacksonville Florida.
He is a genial friend and a courteous and poliffi
ct?iitlf>mnn. and we hone hft mav find his
visit In our midst so pleasant as to cause him
to remain sometime.
Mr. T. A. McAllister of Georgia is hero visiting
his fathers family. He reports small crops
and no news.
Refreshing rains have fallen all around us,
even lust night there were good rains through
this section.
Mr. J. W. lioyd who Is so well known In
this section, and who has been clerking for
W. R. Powell for several years, has left us for
larger fields of usefulness. His friends will
now find hlna connected with the firm of
Fleming & Bussey of Angusta, Ga., where he
will be glad to see them when visiting the
2ity.
We had the pleasure of meeting our dear
friend Miss Ada Cowan of Widemau's, who
lent her charms and happy smiles to the occasion
of the 28th. Miss Ada by her many accomplishments
and kind and grentle manner
lias won many friends in this section, all of
whom are always delighted to see her, one
especially.
when yon enter church late take a back
50cit quietly, and don't rush up to the amen
corner.
Miss Nellie Patterson, of Louisville. Ga., is
lierc visiting her brother Rev. A. L. Patterson.
Miss Maynard Is here visiting friends anil
relatives.
The young ladies and gentlemen of this
place had a moonlight croquet party the
jther evening, but as your correspondent wqb
left out In the cool, he cannot say whether
the occasion was enjoyable or not.
Lowry Wilson, D. D., of Abbeville, will
preach at Willlngtou, the 3rd Sabbath in August.
The indications this morning for rain are
VI J
W. R. Powell is having a well dug whlcli
will be an inprovement on tho one he now
lias.
Yonr correspondent leaveB this week for
[ireenville, to serve as grand Juror in the
United States Court, will perhaps "Dot" from
Lhe Mountian City.
One balej of cotton on our streets this morning?
sold for 9% to Merrier a Co.
All our stores closed on the 26th, except that
of M. M. Mercies & Co., which was right and
proper, our people should Join as n unit on
these public occasions I especially when the
Interests of the whole people are at stake.
Our friend Mitt with his clmming wife has
moved to Oak Hill, (their homo in this place)
where wc hope they will be supremely happy.
Mr. B.U. Reese spent more money than he
rccieve for his barbecue dinner on the 36th we
regret this as it tends to lessen the public enterprise
of our people.
Mrs. J. H. Morrah and children have returned
from the mountian for a few days.
Owing to the persevering energy of Messrs.
Riley & Baker the Methodist church Is nearly
completed, with the exception of seats and
overhead celling.
Some sad and lonely hearts in our city Just
now tbeir best boys have 6aid farewell. Si.
THE NEW COMMERCIAL MART.
1'ailnrc In a Depot ? Overturned
Oars?Visitors?Post Ofllce?Other
Matters.
Greenwood, S. C., Aug. 1st, 1888.
Tn onn ol our nrevious communications to
your paper we mentioned that our C. und G.
passenger Depot would be the finest on the
line. It is anything but pleasant for us to
have to retract what we have said In praise
about this Depot. We were told as much as
we said. Since it has been under course of
jonsiructlon we see it has fallen far short of
representation. In the first place It is not
large enough to accommodate the travel. The
style, workmanship, (to., does no credit whatever
to our town, and It is very little Improvement
on the old one. It looks as though they
tvould give us a better one as wo ship nearly
all the cotton from this place over that road.
Dr. J. C. Mauley, President of Furinan University
was In the city on last Monday looking
after the interest of his college. Dr. Manley
Is well known to our citizens and has sent
out from his Institution of learning, men that
are taking the lead in the rauks of life
Misses Leona Blake and Mary Williams
leaves to-morrow for Lowndesville where
they will spend gome time with friends. We
cannot well spare these young ladies from our
"social circle''yet we have to give them up?
we hope for only a short while.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Thornwell
Memoes was bantlsed in the Presbyterian
church on last Sunday morning by Rev. Jno.
McLees.
The Rev. Jno. McLees preaclicd a very able
sermon In the Presbyterian church last SunJay,
his text being "Let us love without dissimulation."
His argument# was clear and
convincing and wus much enjoyed by a large
and appreciative audience.
Our town Is again looking like itself, ill
of the Greenville excursionists has returned
and life is Just the same in this old City as It
was two weeks ago.
Miss Katie Watson leaves to-morrow to visit
relatives in Troy and Bradleys.
Mrs. Warwick, of Augusta Ga., is spending
the summer in town. She Is the guest of Mrs.
T. B. McKellar.
Mrs. Askew, Mrs. Dozler, and Mrs. J. O.
Wicker and children of Augusta, Miss Nlua
Shumate, of Winnsboro. and Mr. C. E. Holllday,
of Dawson, is spending the summer in
town. They are stopping at the boarding
house of Mrs. S. E. Parks.
Mrs. Parks has lately added several large
and airy rooms to her residence, and is propared
now to accommodate her boarders not
only with the best table but with as good
rooms as can be had In the city.
Our Post Office presents an attraction that
was never known before in the history of
Greenwood. For somo time Miss Maggie Williams
a beautiful young lady ot sweet fifteen
has been in charge of the Post Office. She is
quick, attentive, and dispatches her work
with ease and correctness, and has given the
public In general entire satisfaction.
Mr. A. MeD. Singleton returned to Greenwood
on last Saturday night from Ponghkeepsie,
N. Y., where ho lias Just graduated
rrom Eastman's Business College. Mr. Singleton
lived among us several years as manager
of the general Merchandise house of M.
A. E. Waller. He has accepted a position as
book-keeper for a iarge Dry Goods and Notion
house in Charleston. We wish him success.
Three Port Itoyal and Western Carolina
freight cars was wrecked in front or imr. u. a.
Swyeert's residence on last Friday evening.
I'hc Picayune in trying to make a coupling
missed it, and as the cars was qn a ctowu
grade, they ran head long over a misplaced I
switch, turning them bottom side upwards,
i'hey were loaded with brick for J. T. Simmons.
Brs. W. It. and M. A. llailey lias just returnid
from a visit among relatives and friends In
Pendleton and Waihalla.
Mr. YV. A. Lomax, of Venlery, worshipped
at tlie Presbyterian cliureh last Sunday.
Mrs. (iilkerson, of l.aurens spent several
Jays In the City last week, the guest of Mrs.
VV. /. McGlice.
Messrs, T. K. itiley nnd Tom Stnnccl went
aver to Augusta last Monday on very important
business.
Mr. '. A. Cobb returned from Atlanta on
yesterday.
Work was commenced on our Hank buildhg
Monday morning at sunrise and are processing
very fast.
MaJ. T. E. Mcl.ure, one of tlio directors, and
(. L. G'enn, Esq., attornoy for tlie Georgia,
Carolina and Northern Railroad company,
lave Just returned from a trip over tlie lino of
oad. The trip was made on horse-back, glvng
them a line apportunlty to examine the
voik in all Its details. The four hundred-foot
rou bridge, of the latest stylo aii(l best worknansliip,
over the Catawba ltivcr, is having
heilnislilng touches put 011, and will be ready
n a few days for t)ie trains to pass over.
A big stock of ltuta Baga and all of the best
arieties of Bulst's Turnip seed can be had at
imith 1!t .Son.
If you want a first class smoke try the "(Jit
i'horo Cigar," at U. L. Wilson.
If you want a pair tine Brown Leghorn
hiekens. Call on K L. Wilson.
- ; . ' ;V-- v - TV .Iv-. ' >V' *
- ' v ' * .' ' ' ,
- RIPPLES FROM THE RIVER.
1? + ?
TcleMcopic Views nnd Kaleidoscopic j
VIown In nml Aronnd the ScvenHilled
City.
LoWNBESVILIjE, July ?,1888.
Weather again pretty hot.
Since my last this- township has had refreshing
rains. ?
Crop reports are quite encouraging. Cotton ,
especially, is doing its best. Corn is not so
good, but it is confidently believed that the j
early and the late crop will make a sufficiency.
t
Master Henry Moseley, boy-like, lumped 5
on a nail and cut his foot pretty badly last j
week. (
Little Miss Kate Powell who has, for the
past week been visiting Mr. R. B. Hutchison's (
family In the Fork, returned to her home at
M t. Carmel last Thursday. ,
Messrs. L. A. Stevonson and G. A. Eberhart
of Hart well, spent a day or two at Mr. J. Q. ]
Donald's last week. <
Mr. Sum Allen and Mr. Box, of McCormick,
brick masons, are now here building some ,
chimneys for Messrs. Allen & Cooley.
Mrs. R. Thornton, of Atlanta, Ga., was with
old friends aud relatives in this place for two .
I *1 IUA 4X !.?< *
ur tUI CC UJIJ O, UlC Ul Ob Ui laob ntviv. (
Mrs. J. H. Latimer from near Abbeville, ,
spent several days at her brother-in-law's, Mr. ,
J. T. Latimer. ,
Mr. Jlmmie Hill, of Abbeville, was the ]
guest of Dr. J. B. Moseley last Monday night, j
Mr. J. M. Baker received a dispatch last
Monday Informing him of the extreme ill- ,
ness of his wile, who is spending the sum- (
mer at Morganton. deleft immediately for ,
that place.
Miss Ella Bell, of Abbeville, came up to ,
her brother-in-law's, Judge Wm. Moore's, to |
rusticate and rest.
Mr. A. L. Latimer has been at Glenn ;
Springs for the past week or two.
Dr. J. B. Moseley and Mr. J. M. Huckabee (
leave this morning for the Mountain City
where they propose to spend, at least, gala ,
week. < i
Mr. W. T. Cunningham and family of Mon- ]
terey, spent several days last week at Mr. T. (
A. Sherard's, his brother-in-law. i
Miss Alice KeyR, of Anderson, has been vis- (
lting the Misses Harper, at Harper's Ferry,
for the past two or three weeks.
Mr. Ferdluand Morrab, of the Fork, died j
last Saturday a week ago of consumption,
and his remains were buried the next day in
the fa ml ly burylug ground, Rev. W. S. Martin
officiating. ,
The aged Mrs. Jane Harkness who has been j
In bad health for several months, died last
Tuesday and her remains were laid to rest in j
Providence cemetery the next day, after ap- j
propriate funeral services by the Rev. R. C. |
Llgon, In presence of quite a large crowd. I
Rev. B. F. Miller preached here in the Bap- j
tlst church the night before last, and again j
on vesterday at 11 o'clock, P. M. (
Messrs. T. Baker A Son have had the ditches j
dug in which to lay the foundations of their <
brick stores. ]
Mr. J. B. Franks has Just had one large
kiln of brick burned, and is putting up au- |
other as rapidly as two men can mould the
oricn. i
.Rev. \V. 8. Martin and Jas. M. Latimer ,
went to Abbeville last Wednesday as delegates
to the District Conference. Mr. Latimer
returned home Saturday evening. Mr. I. H
McCalla being also a delegate to tbe District
Conference was at his post during tbe session
of that Important body.
ThedwelllnR of Messrs. Allen Je Cooley on
Depot Street is rapidly nearing completion.
It will be, when finished, a neat, comfortable
and well-arranged cottage.
Mrs. Green Johnson whose health has not
been good for some time, was taken much
worse last Friday night. At this writing she
is somewhat better.
Mr. E. W. Harper weut down and spent the
night before last, and a part of yesterday at i
his mother's, Mrs. H. H. Harper.
Miss Silly Sifley, of Orangeburg is now visiting
her friend Mrs. Ottie Sadler.
Some of the papers note the absence of June
bugs this year. To date this writer has seen
but two, and they were gobbled before ttey
said "Jack Robinson."
Several ot our young people went up to
Generostee last Friday night to attend an exhibition,
in Prof. McElroy's Bchool. They
were very much pleased with the exercises,
which closed with an able spcech from Prof.
Miller, of Erskine College.
U p not far from Belton in Anderson county,
there lives a man claiming to be an Indian
doctor who professes to cure all known
diseases, and almost bring the dead to life,
and people from all parts of the country are
flocking to his humble (andlt is mighty hum
ble, so~said) dwelling, to be cured of their
maladies, without money and without price.
He has neither diploma nor license. Borne
from this section have gone there.
Dr. J. B. Moseley's Hotel is 011 a considerable
boom. The increase In business has
caused him to lengthen his tables. Among
the many hotel habitues, some are more or I
less lazy, and for tbe acbohimodatlon of all
such he has made two long "ltzy benches,"
and all so afflicted or "bornitlred," can now
enjoy the olium sine dignitale. i
If our church authorities here would have
a little more paint put upon their benches, or
would have a little of that which is on taken
off, it would be a kindness and save much
trouble to our worshippers.. Those having a
handkerchief or a newspaper "handy" can
do pretty well, but with those loss fortunate
there is a tearing loose every time the move,
and sonxeof our clothes is somewhat thin.
TROUPE.
P. S. Hurrah for the Agricultural College
?"In a horn."
Troy's Timely Topics.
Tkoy. S. C.t July 23,188S.
The moon Just eollpsed anything we have
ever seen, and we feel safe in saying that the
investigations of the young people no doubt
added to their stock of kuowledge. Fair Laura
must have blushed and shrunk Irom the
gaze of her many observants. We suppose
there must have been other blushes that was
not so visible as that of tlio moon, yet Its
meaning was more significant. We hear of
several parties (of two) who sat up and blushed
and eclipscd.
We have just learned of the ravages of hog
cholera in this section. Mr. John Young reSorts
the death of several of his hogs. Mr.
ohn Creswell lost his fine boar on Saturday.
Crops plnnted late are comparatively good.
Corn that was planted early is almost a failure.
Mr. J. T. Solomon who, with his wife, Is
summering at Little Mountain, was In town
Saturday. He left again on Sunday morning.
Mr. Geo. C. Bradley is quite ill from cramp
colic. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Cnpt. John E. Bradley and family worshipped
at this place at the Associate Reformed
church on Sunday last.
Nocturnal disturbances are becoming to be
frequent now A. midnight row on Saturday
last was first Introduced by a cry of ' murder.
This cry was heeded by about forty negroes.
Capt. Youngblood, the Inteudaut, appeared
upon the sceno and the performance closed,
but not without a few formal and pointed re
marks of warning by the Captain." It is needless
to say that the murder consisted In a few
threats. Capt. Youngblood Is always equal to
any emergency and knows just how to keep
things quiet.
Mr. Arthur Wideman was In town yesterday
(Sunday).
Several from till* place will attend candidates
at Bradley's to day.
Messrs. Cook & Burnett are making extensive
preparations to feed the appetites of the
inner man for to-morrow, candidates day.
We think we will put our own person on the
outside of some 'cue.
Wo are sorry to learn of the over-turning of
a tree in the upper part of the county the other
day and the killing of twelve candidates In
consequence thereof. Sorry to hear It. We
wonder If any one has mi?sed them.
Protracted meeting will commence at the
Baptist churoh at this place on Sunday next.
Also services at Use Associate Kcformed
church second Sunday In August.
It Is a fact by actual count that only tl.ree
members of the Troy Club favor the Clemson
bequest and the candidate who will openly
oppose it will get the unanimous vote at this
place, otherwise to the contrary. Most of the
citizens declarc tlicy will not vote for no man
who favors the measure. Candidates pledges
are not binding the citizens to vote for unjust
measures. The popular side is not on that
wing, and the tide of public opinion speaks
against this measure. No one objects to the
bequest If It can support itself in an Agricultural
College, but this Is simply out of the
question, hence the opposition. The people
nni w I it i n it to ennnnder the nubile funds
mid money In erecting* whirlpool that will
gobble the people's money up and do nothing
more than learn to grub stumps scientifically.
No Agricultural College for us.
Wo hear of the probability of several more
candidates. "And still they come."
VAUCLUSE.
THROUGH MERE ACCIDENT.
Let (lie I.cffnl Yotei<? of Cokesbury
mill Friciulu of tlio Ilnilrorri Look
?l|t.
I Kitilor Press and Banner:
Through mere accident I find a notice tacked
on the post otllce door at Cokesbury, signed
by J. B. Humbert, 1'resident of the Carolina,
Knoxvlllo and Western railway, calling
a meeting of the legal voters of Cokesbury
township on Thursday, August 3, for the purpose
of electing delegates to tfie meeting of
stockholders at, Greenville, on the 1.1th of )
August next. The notice of such meeting
can be found elsewhere, and since the legal
voters arc deeply interested in th? election ol i
delegates to said convention, I ask that you
publish these few lines in order the legal vo- i
ters may bo at Cokesbury on next Thursday. 1
August 2nd, to see that delegates are elected I
that will represent them lu the premises. It (
does seem a little singular that President
Humbert did not give more extended and j
timely notice to the voters, of such election.
LEGAL VOTER.
Cokesbury, July 30,1SS9.
For month of August. A full line, corsets,
bustles, hoop skirts, ribbons, towels, table
linens, doylas, hats, rutllings ?fcc. H. M. Had- I
don & Co.
Kor month of August. To make room for 1
fait stock we will continue to oiler some real ;
bargains In summer dress goods. it. M. Haddon
& Co. J
I I - - - ' ' '
PEBBLES FROM STONY POINT.
Pretty Women Nnmcrons Candldatc8?Int?rMtln)c
Sunday.Schools
Other Matter* of Intereflt.
Stony Point, July 21,188S.
Tho recent rains were of great value to the
jrowing crops which, though somewhat late,
vill average well.
Mrs. O'Neall is in the Mountain City visitng
her (laughter.
After an absence of almost three years In
,he State of Florida and Georgia, Mr. Z. B.
itucey is at home agntr., convinced there Is
10 place and.no one like "Home and mothjr.*1
Candidates have been numerous iu our
own the past week or two.
Mrs. Watson, of While Hall, is visiting her
nother Mrs. Stacey.
Wru TO F Smith nnrt nhtldran. of Laurens.
aave been spending several days with Mrs.
Caldwell's family.
Mrs. Martin, of Greenwood, has been a resent
guest at the house of her daughter, Mm.
Dantzler.
The Sabbath School at this place is thriving
under the able and Judicious superintendence
5f Mr. T. A. Graham. Visitors always welcome
As there was some misunderstanding
is to the hour of meeting, we will state that
an the first and second Sabbath, the hour is
LO o'clock In the morning; third, fourth and
tlfth Sabbaths, 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
Miss Jennie Smith, of Greenwood, has recently
been a charming guest In town. Mis*
Teunle won several warm friends during her
visit.
Mr. J. H. O'Neall's neat residence Is now
completed, with the exception of the "bird,"
but Judging from what we hear of his trips to
Laurens, one will be captured " 'ere the roses
bloom again."
There have been several important business ,
changes In our prosperous little neighboring
town, Coronaca, of which we vill write In
our next, unless some of the facile writers of
the town wake up to the importance of telling
the people through the columns of the
3ear ola Press and Banner what they are
doing. Coronaca must have some one sharpen
up their quills.
Mrs. L. D. Merrlman, Mrs. J. H. Oldham,
Mrs. Laura Johnson,and Mrs. E. L. Oldbatn,
all of Greenwood, have been recent guests of
Mr. G. P. O'Neall.
Mrs. D. D. Rampy Is quite sick.
Last week's Press and Banna contained the
card of our townsman Mr. T. A. Graham, who
has entered the race for a seat in the House of
Representatives. There are several good
namc8ln the list, butwodonot think a betk !*<-?
oKntTa flrohom la an
Intelligent gentleman, having graduated with
honor in a large class at Wofford College a
few years since. Alter leaving college he
traveled for some time, and though the "Golden
West" held out many allurements to him,
be turned bis face from them and returned to
'dear old Carolina," and has since devoted
himself to farming and teaching, meeting
with success in elthur vocation. Succcss has
been his in all of his pursuits. Ha is a live,
wide-awake man, who will never slumber in
the capitol. if his friends send him there to
iefena their rights. DULCIO.
"ft
A work sometimes lasts longer than
a marble slab.
The time to bury the hatchet is before
blood is found upon it.
You can not be loving in manner
unless you are loving in spirit. .
Not to enjoy life but to employ life
ought to be our aim and inspiration.
There is no vice which mankind carries
to such wild extremes as that of
avarice.
* # . * , * /
In this world it is not what we ake
up, but what we give up, that makes us
rich.
Stay till the lame messenger comes
if you would know the truth of the
things.
We enjoy ourselves only in our work,
arid our best doing is our best enjoyment.
Frequent thoughts of death, judgment
and eternity are very profitable
and useful for many purposes.
Busy lives,' like busy waters, are
generally pure. Stagnant lives, like
stagnant pools, breed corruption.
He that dies in his sins shall find hsi *" '
sins ever living in himself. Blessed is
he whose sins die before his body.
There is nothing that so refines the
face aud mind as the presence of great
thoughts.
People often fail in patience under t
small trials, because they look only to
secondary motives for support.
The first degree of folly is to think
one's self tfise ; the next, to tell others
so ; the third, to despise all counsel.
A man who keeps riches aud enjoys
them not is like an ass that carries
gold and eats thistles.
Though a Christian's obedience can't
meritheaven.it ie a blessed token of
his mtetness for it.
He who does no good gets none.
He who cares not for others will soon
find that others will not care for him.
There is nothiug will make you a '-?
Christian indeed but a taste of the
sweetness of Christ. "Come and see"
will speak best to your soul.
Certainty, not undue severity of
punishment, is the best preventive of
crime. This is demonstrated every
time a judge makes the test.
* 11 f Oil
All uupruuuiuie uiauuuiu^uicut) >?
undue lamentations . . maj be considered
as the work of him who was a
liar from the beginning.
If we were asked what are the two
greatest human aids to pulpit power,
we should say, Self-possession and
Self-abandonment.
Don't be discouraged because you
are misunderstood as to your actions
and motives. It is a part of the price
of living to be misjudged.
Many indeed think of being happy
with God in heaven ; but the being
happy in God on 'earth never enters
into their thoughts.
God will mark not only how many
times you speak to his people in public,
but also how frequently you speak to
him in secret.
The work which satisfies us least at''
- A! ?~ ** nnf litf)
lUCUUltt \YV UU 11 wiiv.il luiiu vu>
that which l>est, pleases our Lord.
Work on, and leave results to him.
Dote not too fondly on human constancy.
The best of friends may fail
you. Christ is Lhe only sure support.
What is a slothful sinner to thi nk of
himself, when he reads concerning
the holy Jesus, that "in the morning,
rising up a great while before day, ho
went out and departed into a solitary
place, and there prayed."
A grateful heart is always a happy
heart. The inan'wlio is most given to
praising God is the one who lias the
fewest things to ask of God, and conic<iueutly
is the man who is always
richest in contentment.
If tempted not to pray, pray the
more. If tempted to postpone prayer,
pray at that very time; most probably
Uod has a blessing for you; Satan suspects
He has, or he would not be to
mxious to persuade you to put off
prayer. ?

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