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^n^ABIilOVILLK, S.O. W X welve Pji^cs. C Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1889. i ~ .... Tliauk^iviii^. * Let nil the people ohsorvo Thanks::*!vinn \Day. Xo j ?if>i? over liatl jjroiUor reason to be thankful tlnin have tin; people; of Abbeville. Wo have boon I ilc-sod with good health. N<? prstlleiioe has oonio noar our dwelling*. and the sunshine ami the rain have been in season. me tiiiruvu.-, ?imyurds and orchards have borne abundant fruits, while the husbandman lias been IiouiitlI'lllly rewarded for liis labors. For all these good things, let ns give huinble anil hearty thanks lo the Giver of all good gifis ami Braces. Religious services will he held in the village clinrelies in the morning. I.ivsilves in tli?> Soup. Tilt: young ladies of the Methodist church will have oysters and sweetmeats in th<-dlninj room of the New Hotel on Friday nijjht. The public arc Invited to attend, and buy in quantifies according to the individual capacity of the customer. The refreshments are for the allurement ot the taste, and for the satisfaction of the gastronomical demands of the patrons, while the profits arising from the sale of t he viands are to be appropriated to | the liquidation of an existing church debt. I Let us eat to the church debt,and drink to] the hpalih of the charming divinities who will serve the oysters hot and steaming. ? ? The Legislature. We presume Abbeville's delegation, Messrs. \V. C. Benet, Kllis <?. (ira.vdon, K. 15. (iary, ('. A. C. Waller and .1. N. King, together with Senator It. It. Hemphill, were promptly on hand at the meeting of the legislature yesterday. They are able men, and we are willing to trnst Abbeville's ntfairs to their keening. This is Col. Gary's tlrsf, term. The others have iiad some experience In the Legislature, but we have no doubt that lie will lie fully as vigilant and as watchful of the people's interests as any one can be. X? Comment Xwessnry. Scene?Editor's office. Enter two citizens. First Citizen?Make out my account. We Alliance men are not allowed to take your paper any longer. You must take my name oil vour list. Kxlt First Citizen. I Second Citizen?Hero is a payment on my dues. Continue to send me your paper. Iain a good Alliance man, but I propose to ben free, independent white man as long as I live in tliis country. ? ~ - Tlianksgivlna: Day. To-morrow will be Thanksgiving Day. Let us all give thanks unto the Lord, and give our good Kills to the poor. A kindly word of cheer to the neighbor who is borne down with care, or who may be sore ly pressed to keep the wolf from the door may be worth much, but if a part of a nicely cooked turkey is sent It will be relished, and Klve an earnest of your own good intentions. We believe that the day will tie generally observed hereabout. Arms ami Gins. The gin lias been at work again. This time Mr. John H. Ilolcombe is severely wounded. Two saws maile severe cuts into one arm yesterday, severing some of the leaders aud otherwise injuring the limb. It is always painful to us to record such accidents, for one reason, if for no other, these misfortunes always come to the man who is at work. If the gins would look around and cut up an idler now and then, it would muke less di ire re nee, but it is always the worker that gets hurt. Cotton Seed. Cotton peed is again on tlie tumble. They stand now at 17 cents, when bought on the public squnre, but at the oil mill gin IS cents Is paid for the seed of cotton which they gin. The people arc generally selling the seed right along. Farmers are now hauling the seed cotton to the Abbeville Kins from greater distances than ever before. They realize that it is less trouble to bring In the load and dispose of the whole at one time. The rates of toll are low. and the top of the market Is always patu for the seed. fining; to Washington. Judge Cothran will leave home next Saturon his way to Washington, to be present at the openingof the next session of Congress, which takes place at twelve o'clock next Monday. ' Mr. Cotliran, as a citizen, lawyer, judge, and congressman, has served this people faithfully and well. Jn turn the people of South Carolina honor him, and the people of Abbeville are as ready to call on him for the mo?t important service, as ihey are to confer their highest honors upon him. The Cotton Crop. There are great different" s in Mie po'ton crop in Abbeville County. Jii mhik- !<v-aMtiAs the crop has been gather'd. In oilier places a great part of t iie crop is yet to open. In some sect Ions i ho crop has been very larce, and in other quarters, it has been barely mi . average crop. ? ? ^ ??? Spoke and Handle Factory. The project of putting up a spoke and handle factory in our town is still beim; an I la ted ul Abbeville. We trust that capitalist** and practical business men may thoroughly investigate the matter, and then see their way eleur to go on wiih the work. The County Treasurer. Captain Perrin has been on the rounds ol the County, and will henceforth remain in liis olllce for the collection of taxes. t? iuurv l> lluvi,' nf Crmnvnnd u'ns tin honored visitor to Abbeville Inst week. Several years auo, he was a highly prized correspondent of the I'rcxx and Manner from the infant city, and this newspaper :s glad to note I liis continued prosperity attd good fortune. Several years ago lie was fortunate in marrying one of the lairest and hest young ladies of the county, while he has been bountifully blessed in basket and in store. He now owns one of the most desirable homes in the city, while he owns farming lands In the country. llox. 11. Hays Ci.KVKr.axi> aud Mrs. Cleveland lell Abbeville 011 Monday for Col tun bin. Mr. Cleveland is a member of the House from <ireenvillo county, and a prominent candidate for the olllce of Hallroad Commissioner. Abbeville awarded him u pretty and charming wife, timl now We have Do doubt that all the delegates troin Abbeville will vote for Mr. Cleveland?if not on his own account?because of the love and respect which they have Jollier. Mr. Howilcn of tlio vicinity of Greenwood is a man after our own heart. Jle is a true and good man in his neighborhood, and is prospering?making money at tanuum. The /Vex.* and Humicr lis alway> glad to see him. lie will always liiul tl'i-oilsce i:iiei|.?ii:n<r u!| Hie outside of the door, and a <->>r.li.il greeting inside. Hon. K. A. C.isxoi:. ol Cokesbury, w..? in the village last week, looking after law hii-iness, and during the spare time, spent a liulc while with friends who are always al.ul to set him. Mr. Connor Is one of Ahhcvihe's rich men. who has. in t he years that are past, dune distinguished service for the Statu and Hit county. Mil. -I K. Mr: 'hack i:n", of the A ikm lfi-conl *>? , came to town last week to see his lather, Mr. T.J. MoCrackeii, u ho was tjuite sick ai the home of hi* son, Mr. >1. o. McCracketi' lie was taken to his own house last Satueday where lie died last Monday, ut the advanced age of 7a years. M it. and Mits. J. A. HitooKS and family wiI' leave lor Milledgeville, (Ja.. on next Tuesday Mr. Brooks is one of our most successful far mors and wc are sorry to see him leave hi* native soil, lie will carry the well wishes o a host of friends with him to his new home. Charleston is moving in au effort to huilil 11 new railroail Ironi Charleston to Augusta 5}H5,(XHI of the yi*Hi,iMj!i neerssary to succe-s, ha> been gtibscribi-d. Kll'ort is also i? iiu Hindu ii have tiie Three C's road come to the city. Thkick will he no preaching at the Baptist Church next Sunday, as the pastor will la; ii attendance upon the Itapti>i Convention. lit will preach at Abbeville the 3rd and 5th Sun days in December. Somk negro boys broke open a goods box ai the depot a few days ago. and took out a sup ply of llro-craekcrs for Christmas use. The) were caught, and then they got what l'addi give the drum. Ouit old friend. Dr. Noel, was an honorei aiwi ni Alilx-vilh* last Moiulav. The lloetor' inline nee is fcit wherever tie is known. II was a gullant soldier, anil is an honored citi zen. Pkok. Hooi?, of Due West, honored us liy i call last Saturday. The l'rofessor came tlowi to assist in the organization of the new Ass<j elate Ileforined 1'iesbyterian congregation. Mus. T. sassaiiu litis rented her hous to Mr. A. 15. Hamblin. -Mrs..Sudani will inov to Charleston ttie tlrst of January to live witl lier son, Mr. Arthur Sassard. Miss Hannah IlKMi'iin.r, is editing th Medium (luring tiie .absence of her fathei General Hemphill. who is attending the meet Jug of the Legislature. Mr. Driesr, one oi Greenwood's most pros perous merchants, was on our streets on Mon TV day, and wo a>e only sorry that we did no see more of him. Miss Susik IJki nson and Miss Ncily Brun son, of Edgefield, are visiting in Abbcvillt Their many friends arc always glad to >e iliem. Mil. F. II. Oaky is oil for Columbia. ippp ips ppp Tim oil mill engine will be ready to run this week. It is thought that tlie machinery | of the mill will lie ready to turn next weekr. I ~Thk young men of Abbeville expect to I nn'iid Thanks:;! vins; day in bird hunting, j ! I>?>.;< and gnus are in <lemand. i Mil. K. 1,. Moit itow. of Vcrdery, paid a pleas-j ant call at the pi-exx mid Ilnnnvr oillco last ! Monday. 11c is a friend indeed. Mtss Jaxik Wiukman, who has charge o I a nourishing school near Little .Moiinalin spent Sunday in town. Mi:s. I?is. <?.\ity loft Monday for Charleston, j I where she will spend the wintsr with hcrj ; daughter, Mrs. Eusjn. I Mas. I'. 1!osk.\i;i:i:<; and children, and her fattier, Mr. A. Visanska, are spending this 1 week In t'olumbia. | 1??:. J. I<. I'iikksi.y was in town la?t. Monday. where, as usual, he never fails to meet a I host of friends. I>on't fail to mad the Thanksgiving story j which is to be folinil in this i>sue ol the Press <iii(l ISriiutcr. , .IriHiK McUowan is oil" to Columbia, to I attend tin; sitting of the Supremo Court. Mi:. Thomas I'. Thomson unci Mr. <.'eorge Penny went llshing for suckers yesterday. Mu. Jo.SKiMt W. Ti:owhi:iim;k came to town yesterday. He is selling goods now. Mil. .1. M. McCiioiikv will occupy the brick dwelling in New Orleans. Miss Lim.y IJanckkj.1., who has been sick, is now getting well. Coi,. UrsKY, of Ninety-Six, was in town on business last week. Kkai> the Methodist appointments for interesting news. Mits. Itrssi:i,i. and family have returned from Columbia. Miss Ln.A Nomvoon is on a visit to friends in Kuruwell. Mil. Jui.it's M. Visanska is on a visit to Charleston. , M lis. Mi: In Tosh is on a visit to her sister, i M rs. i.ee. I?u. M a nitY Ims heen quite sick for several J days. srxuAY was the loveliest day of Hie season. | Mu. LkKoy Lkb was in town yesterday. 1 Christmas is less than four weeks oil'. MR. JOHN H. CHILES AND MISS CLEORA ( THOMSON. ? < The Celebration of their Marriage at tlic Mansion of .11r. Thomas I*. < ((iiarlrN, HViliiosilny Evening:. Xovember SO. IKMl). i Last Wednesday evening tho elegant hoine of of our townsman, Mr. Thomas P. Quavles, ' I was the scene of one of the most enjoyable , | entertainments over had in Abbeville. ' The occasion of that i>leasant gathering of f good people was the marriage of .M iss Cleora Thomson, younnest daughter of the late Judge Thomson of this village to Mr. John H. Chiles, Jr., son of Mr. John If. Chiles, senior, 01 Bradley. Mrs. Quarles Is a sisscr of the bride, with whom she hud made her homo since the death of her mother several years ago. . The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. 1 Lowry Wilson, D. D., while the bride and , groom stood beneath an arch mado of ever- 1 greens, from the centre of which, and over their heads, was suspended an immense bell , of chrysanthemums. The happy couple were attended on either hand bv handsome . men and beautiful women, who together , 'orined a tableau of surpassing hcauty and , exceeding loveliness. When Doctor Wilson had obligated the lovers, and when he had I pronounced them husband and wife after Uod's own ordinance, the Kev. H. T. .Sloan, l>. 1)., made an appropriate prayer, and that ceremony, which takes preccdence over all other ceremonies in Interestand importance, was over. . The bride and groom were the subjects of henrty congratulations. The bridesmaids and bridesmen on this most happy occasion, were: . Miss Acnes Ijuarles, Mr. T. H. Chiles. Miss Annie Cothran, Dr. S. (?. Thomson. Miss Cornelia Brunson, Mr. S. J. Link. Miss ltosa Allen, Mr. T. C. Litcs. Miss Susie Brunson, Mr. H. C. I'ressly. , Miss Leila Quarles, Mr. W. K. Cothran. Among the visitors were Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Homier and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Calhoun , Weddings arc always delightful occasions, and brides and bridesmaids always look pretty?and never fall to be happy?but as one star differeth from another, so there may be ? present difl'ereiH degrees of beauty and happiness. So on this occasion, the delightful surroundings and the charming presences, made tills one especially notable. The bride is young, and pretty, possessing ilCIUllliimiuasiuw w? v well adorn a court, and a heart so sincere and true that oven a crowned iiead would bo lion- ' ored If he won a bride so gentle and fair. ( The groom is j^ounjr and handsome, and worthy of the bride whom he has won. His 1 many'exeellencies o I I h i id and heart, together s with his recent good fortune, point out a hap- ' py and a prosperous tuturo for him. On Thursday morning the newly married ' couple went to Bradley, where they will make 1 their future home. Long life and happplness ' to them. 1 ( CONTRIBUTED LOCALS. I i 1 The Familiar Writings ol'Our Fricml i "M." to be Again Seen in the Press j and Banner. i Xitvcmhor 25, 18S9. ' OnccauainI make my bi>w to the editor ' and correspondents ??l Hie old I line-honored 1 Press anil Manner, and to each extend a cheer- i fill greeting. i La>t sal'buih wits a lovely spring-like day. I and the ladles were out in all their style and < beauty. Kev. Dr. Wilson, pastor of the Presbyterian I church filled the pulpit of Kev. Heaty last | Sunday night, lie being absent attending 1 Conference. Persons should not whisper in cliureh in time of prayer, and thereby disturb the meditations of others. The congregation last Sabbath were large and attentive. Mr. G. A. Visanska and family leave this , morning lor Columbia to erect a monument to the memory of a beloved wife, and a fond and devoted mother. .Many beautitul oiler- ; ing of flowers in the shape of harps, wreathes ' and bouquets were presented us tokens of ' love nn<l a fleet ion lor one so highly esteemed in this community. Mrs. Dr. Gary is oil" to Charleston to spend ' tin* winter with her daughter. The young ladies of the Methodist church will serve refreshments in the Hotel next Friday nisrht, such as oysters, sweetmeats, fruits, and everything tempting to the appetite. Proceeds for the benefit of the church. Mr. J. M Latimer, oneof Abbevillecounty's best farmers was selling cotton !u this market last Saturday, lie is a good farmer and < knows where to sell his cotton to the best advantage. Our merchants hat1 a fine trade Inst Saturday. Clerks were In UC''land and customers wanting. At:.*iiu we hear in the near future the merry chiming of marriage bells, and judging from tlie beauutui otunis, some 01 our mutes are ordering, we would guess Iliey will soon chime out- their merry peals again. Mrs.Carrington and her lovely daughter Miss Kosa. of Miliedgevillc, (}?., are visttirg the family of our townsman Mr. Win. 11. Crooks. The store of It M. Haddon A- Co.. presented a lively appearance last Saturday, lieinn thronged with ladies from all (.arts of the county. Mr. \V. 1>. I.otnax, the haud--'<ini' and wiile' awake salesman of Thuri" r iV c.i., is in town. lYof. Will Whleinan w< i** nipped in Abbeville last Sabbath. Sir. 1.. W. Mortali accompanied liy his mother and daugh'cr were shopping in the eity to-day. Vehicles should not. lie allowed to stop on . the crossings ot our punlic sijnare, as it cuts i :liem up and greatly interferes with the walking public. We hope a word to tin: wise I I is Kutlieieiit. We hear of several families who will move I ! to Abbeville In the near future and engage in | ; business. M. | I . ? A RULING ELDER S OPINION. < < TI?o Wootlrow Question Should Iio > ?!' CS.i lil Vjk?k> oitil L'/vm. I I ? L I'VCP. i The last liwno of t lie I'rrss and Jtannrr 0011 . tains a eommuiiiciitlon ironi llev. J. o. 1,1mlI1 nay, Malum that all motions tending to Intro* I (Inor the discussion of all tiueslious pertaining . to the Wood row allair into the Synod wore L i laid on the table. " Now, I think thi? Is a move in the right, dl. reelion, and should cause the whole Synod to ' I rejoice. What is the use of discussing this! I matter any longer, it has been discussed In 1 : every meeting of Synod for the past live or. s six years, and 1 would like that some one k would show where the church has been bene tilted thereby. Are our church members b?-t| ter Christians or do our ministers preach betI ter because of this discussion, and is it not a i notable fact that our ministers have wasted h ! much lime and talent wbieh should have been spent in trying to bring sinners toChrist I and in the upbuilding of the chureh. Now ji that the discussion was tabled in Synod, let the religious papers stop its agitation through their columns; it is now about time lor some one lo try the old dodge ol writing a commit c Ilicai IUIJ 1u will-ill iii*: i?rt|ivm i.w [mvmuivv iiii % answer from some one on the oilier side, and . thus bring tlie* matter again before tin; people mill have the dying embers funned into a Ihitne l?y the nest meeting of Synod and llien . di-cuss it us lively as before. Would it not he I well for the religious papeis to ret use t?? publish any thing that will open the way for further agitation of this suhjeel and would it not bo well, if such as are published that they would remain unanswered? May the united e prayers of the ehiireh be that the whole subijeot shall he laid on tin- table never to be laj Hen up, KI'IdMi F.UtKK. Vv^*.:'J'>- ;r'r ': ' '.' CHICKASAW CHIPS. THE CITY OF COLLEGES OUGHT TO HAVE A RAILROAD. ICailroixi. Dummy ami Triiniivny talk al 1 kic<> Hi'Sl. Wo see by the papers, and lr-:irn from private indi vidual< Mi;i: him West afraid has the itai Iroail lever Willi some doubt as |o I lie l.vpe ol tile disease that may be developed. What will come of it, time alone can tell. i >ne proposition is, to build a dummy line to homiUN?a "dummy" line, we believe, is a road on which ears are run l>y steam. Another proposition is, to build a tramway ?a "tramway." we believe, is a road whose ears are drawn l?y mules or horses. Kveryhoily knows what, a "Hailroad'' is, and that, scheme needs no explanation. Mcssis. (J. A. I.ee, W. ('. Ilrock and A. K. Kennedy were in Abbeville last Saturday, and talked on the subject with Mr. lionet and others, allot whom seemed ready to assist their hue West brethren with their "moral" support?it the road went, to Donalds. Hut IT it was proposed to build the road to Abbeville, somcrhin^ more than "moral" support could be liftil. Abbeville would rejoice at any Rood fortune that may conn: to Duo Wi'Si, but ibis town would bo doubly pleased and ihrice benefitted if a railroad connection could bo bad between the two villages. The interests of two towns would then, in fact, bo bound together by iron bands. if it should seem well for our Due West brethren to make the effort, we have no doubt thai they can got railroad connection with the outside world. What practical objection can there be to extending the Abbeville branch of the C. and (j. railroad to Due Went? The distance would be perhaps between ten and eleven miles, l'he road might be graded for, sav two thousand dollars u mile, if, then. Due west would cive as much to this road as they proposed to :ive to the Cumberland (tap the gradingcan lie done, and we have not a doubt that the Ulydos would lay the track, and send the Abbeville train on to Due West. The lengthening of the road would involve no additional jutlay for engines, cars, conductors, engineers* or other trainmen. Does any body sec any practical objection to this plan? Hy this plan Ilue West would beat the head >f the road, where cotton and passengers :ould be shipped, and where freights could be fell vered as cheaply as nl- Green wood, Hodges >r Abbeville. Would that not. be u consummation devoutly to be wished? Hut suppose the Clydes should refuse to acjede to this proposition. Abbeville and Edgelield are going to make m effort to induce the U., C. and N. road to juild the road from Edgelield to Abbeville. If the CJ., C. and X. road should conclude to make the road from Aiken a feeder to their >wn road, then Due West and Abbeville could nsike Wie effort to connect. Due West with the ;roat cross road by continuing the track from Yiken to that town. The same trains that .rmii,i run from Aiken to Abbeville could jasy enough go on to Due West. il this latter proposition could be acted on, here would lie but little trouble about rights if way, and the charter has already been seaired. Is there any reasonableobjection toour people taking hold of either proposition ? We believe that either oue of the railroad syndicates would be glad to aid the people, if ,hey are in earnest about the matter. We have nothing to say In reference to the 'dummy" or '"tramway" line. Abbeville ,vould not be particularly interested in either >f these roads to Donalds, hut our people ivould be interested in a genuine railroad between Due West and this village. While It may be that some citizens might prefer to have their road to be an extension ot lie Aiken road, yet we believe the best interjslsofallthe people would suegest the pro. irietyof making terms with the road which nisrht first signify its willingness to help. While the charter has been granted, and the ax already voted for the Cumberland Gap -oad, it might seem to some of our people that t might he better to wait on the possibilities >f the O., C. and X.. yet we are inclined to hlnk that wisdom would lake the first road hat could be had. Either road would begood inougli.and we would favor the Jlrst real oiler >r opportunity to get a road. Wn lioni! no harm mavcome of thinking of the matter, at least. SVHY TEXAS DID NOT HOLD HER COTTON. The President or tlic Alliance in tbat State Makes Short Work of His Explanation?Itcad it for Yourself. and Then .Hake up Your Own Mind. Cotton Plunt. Son. M. L. Donaldson, Greenville, 8. C.: Dkau Sik : Waving read an article lieaded 'An Unjust Charge" ill tlie last number of he Cotton Plant, which was a reply to certain strictures upon Col. Ben. Terrell, by the Cheuw Reporter, and fully agreeing with said reJly, and not wishing to relleet upon Col. Ter ell or the National Cotton Committee, 1 hink it timely to throw a little more light jpon the whole matter, and let the censure est where it belongs. Early in October, seeing the receipts in the iulf States, and in Texas, especially, were as argeas usual, and that, too, in the face of the iistructions from the National Cotton Comnittee, with the fact thatTtxas alone alone iroiluced nearly one fourth the cotton crop, ind by virtue of her age, experience aud former leadeiship in the Alliance movement, aeuettlng our confidence, many of our farriers became dissatisfied, feeling tkey were it vi-ttli hi'>-:iiitin we in our county ind from ail we could see over our State, 1'cft jound to obey the instructions ol the order rather i han hold cotton while oilier States sold. To satisfy myself and brethren of the Tacts of the case, I at once wrote you in your >(licial capacity the facts, and asKed for Infonnatloi.. Yuu replied "you could not think there could bo any studied duplicity 011 the part of our Uulf States brethren, for purpose if gaining undue ad van I age of more loyal brethrenand stated you liad forwurded my letter to Col. R. J. Sledge for a reply. In a few days I received the following letter: Manor, Travis Co., Texas, i October 2sth, 1SSD. ) Mr. Charles Croslanil: Ijkau Sir akii Urotiier : Your letter to Brother M. L. Donaldson wan relerred by him to Oil. K. J. Sledge, and l>v htm t" me fur an answer. The request same 10my people lou Into for them to accept it this year, 6? they had already made their arrangement.", ml ../.1,1,1 not niter them. So we did Hot act on the request of the Cotton Ciiiiim it Ice. Yours fjateraiilly. Jons 1). F'kli>s, President State Ahiuncc. Now, sir, this letter needs but little coinmenl. Any Intelligent fanner can see and read between the lines. While I'.rot her Fields may have been powerless to control his people, we feel we have hern overreached by the Texas brethren. First?Is the action of the Cotton Committee a request simply, or is il instruction from an organization sworn to fidelity to each other, add bound by the action of Its own state delegates in creating such a committee? .Second?I know not what arrangements the brother referred to. except it be those to inalce thecrop. Those we all made, and no honest man wished t hem violated. Tho Cotton Committee strictly charged that all maturing obligations be cancelled by sale of cotton. Hut did tliis preclude a whole State and organization from coining into line where they could? 1 trow not. I letter late than never. Well, Brother Donaldson, I only deemed It fair to give these facts to the State. Willie we feel hurt, wo are not. cast down, ur.. ?.hi nici.- out tlints and try again: but we Kay now (I do not assume to speak lor the Suite), wo in this county intend to see to it another year that when tlie request cotnes again from theCotton Committee that. Texas toes tiie mark bclore we hold our cotton again. In spite of these facts, many are still holdin!! cotton, and we believe eventually will he well paid for it, though without thanks from Texas. Had it not been for the strom; statistical position of cotton, the coition of Texas miuhl have done lis much harm, and now as we have the credit of holding large blocks of cotton as an organization, I now think il in order and only justice to us to dispel this illusion from the minds of the commercial world, ami call attention to the ollicial declaration of Texas, where so much cotton is made. Yours fraternally, I'll AS, t'KOSI.ANn, IScnnetlsville, s. Oct. Mb, l.vs'J. THE TRIAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. ? What u lirothor Kditor lias lo Say on the Subject. iS))'n tmibury I/mvtltl. There are still complaints of the expense and annoyances incident to the Trial Justice 111i? system, i?iu* ri'iiuMij "" ,,,vi the payment of salaries, instead ??f fees. to tliesc otlicers. This ]>l:<n has worked admirnl>lv wherever tried. A wood idea, too, is that of limitin;r 11n* jurisdiction of each .lustire to oU'eiices iirisin:: vvilltin u certain territory. The henclit.< of such a provision, especially in thinly settled sections, are manliest. Akin to tlie annoyances incident to tlie Trial Justice system is the harden imposed on the taxpayers Iliroiiui> the uuinltrrot petty eases that liml their way to the Court of (iencral Sessions -a ti ilnin ii ijuite :iscx|ienslvcas it is di^nilii'd. If Irom the annua) expenditure of any county 'hen* lie taken the cost ol Ipayinu fees line to otlicers, jurors and witne-ses, involved in llie trial of petly crimes, the halanee remaining would lie small in jjreat <Iisproportlon to what is paid in this direction. .More care is needed, on the part oi Trial Justices, in sending ea?es to the <>enera! Sessions. Thestihstilulioii of salaries for lees as already simui'sted, has heen fonnd to (li tiiinish the volume of ciiminal husiness verj considerably. ? ? ? Wc have just roceivcd several grades o choice new crop New Orleans molasses. W Joel Smith .V Si l|. HONORS TO MAJOR ALEXANDER. ? Tlic <'oi?traroc Iron Workw Taken oflT tlie Honors at the State Fair. A Record scrlbc was granted the pleasure ??f a peep at the exhibit, of household art of .Mr*. John Alexander after it had baen replaced on the shelves or her pantry, and it. was a treat, indeed. Mrs. Alexander received premiums in the total of :fM, and well were they earned. She took three out of four premiums on syrup. She does not leave the preparat ion of her jellies, Jam, preserves, catsup-, wines, etc., to the Inditlerence of a cook, but. rather delights In attending to them her 'eif, as the quality anil supply of these good things which line her pantry bear ample testimony. If there be any who may read this that love a pure article in sweet meats or condiments we would recommend that they give .Mrs. Alexander a call as she hns more than she can coiiminu; and wishes to sell some of them. Mrs. Alcander thinks that every Indy in Columbia should contribute some article to the Fair each year, whether she gets a premium or not. All can't get. premiums, but each article adds to the disp ay and does Olumhia credit. Worthy sentiments and well worth considering by our ladles.?Columbia Jircord. Major Alexander of Congarce Iron Works, took the following premiums at the late Slate fair, viz: ;unl evaporator, one on the largest exhibition of Iron east In::, one on Bennett straw cutter, one on fancy castings, such as cast Iron set tees and chairs. Mrs. Alexander took twenty-three premiums in household and other departments, ol which the Columbia Record made the a hove pleasant mention. Major Alexander is well known to our people as, perhaps the host mechanic in Iron work in the State of South Carolina. All that he does is of the best quality, und similar to that which took premiums. All his work comes up to high wuter mark. IN THE METHODIST CHURCH. Miss Fannie I<?\vson aiul Mr. William ?>. Wilson to l>e at Hymen's Altar. Tickets are out,announcing the marriage of Miss Fannie Lawson to Mr. William D. Wilson in the Methodist church, at nine o'clock on the evening of December 4,1X89. The happy couple have a host of friends who conurat| Ulatc them on their happiness, and extend to them the sincercst wish for their good fortune in every way. I'iiniikxtfiviiiB: Day. BY J. COLIN MOOKE. "Give thankr unto the Lord, ye children of men: Thanks unto Him who your preserver hath been: Unto the poor, the lame and the blind. The Saviour hath died lor all mankind. Lokii, what shall we render unto Jesus, thy Son, Foil the blessings bestowed and mercies? not won ? 1 ITis wonderful love Is everywhere shown : Meiicy undisguised, and continually enthroned, J KxnurtETii forever, not for a day, Kokkveii" should then be our Thanksgiving 1 Day- ( 2Htli-TliHnkS|;lvine I>ny. I The Post Office will open from 11 a. m., till 10:*I0 a.m. J Open 12 a. m. until 2 o'clock p. m. | . Open 4 p. m. until 5 p. in. No money orders or letters registered on I the 28th. T. N. TOLBEItT, Post Master. \ Savannah. Gn.. Nov. 25.?It. P. Calhoun, ' assistant engineer of the Savannah and , Western railroad, was stricken with paralysis Saturday while In camp near Ellabel. eight and a half miles from the Savannah and Western and the Central junction. , n i Deaths. i Rev. T. G. Gilmore, a superannuated preacher of the Northwest Texas Conference, i'Ioi! XnvemhorS. niffil 75 vears. Rev. T. A. Crawford. just transferred from the Tennessee to tue North Texas Conference, died at Pilot- Point, November 7. Rev. Joseph F. Illncs, a superannuated 1 member of the Northwest Texas Conference, died near Evergreen, in San Jacinto County, Nov. 12,1K.SII. | Rev. James A. Neely, of the North Alabama Conference, died on Saturday, November 2. Mr. David J. Carter, a well known citizen o' Lancaster, and the editor of the I,ancaster Leducr. died at his home November 12, after i u brief illness. Pied November ! , 1SS9, Davis Andrew Whitman, only son of O. W. and S. L. Whitman, aged one year, live months and thirteen days, Happy infant.early blessed! , Rest, In peaceful slumber rest; Vuvlw vAwfHiorl frnm Hip pjipas Which increase with crowing years; Lasting only and divine, Ik an Inncence like thine. I MARRIED. MARRIED, Nov, 20th, 1889, In the Baptist church at Donalds, s. C., by Kev. W. F. Pearson, Mr. M. M. MATTISON and Miss CLARA L. HriARF. All of Abbeville county. 1,000 bushels seed oats just received by W. Joel Smith it Son. Attention farmers! Now Is the time to cow oats, and Smith & Son can furnish you with < good pure fresh seed. Call on Smith & Son and get your seed oats. One thousand bushels Just in. Sow oats, sow oats. Buy your seed from Smith & Sou. "Purple straw" seed wheat for sale by Smith & Son. I ,,f" 4 A?nol1ant uovlnMfla e\t cno/1 wheat?"purple straw" and "red may." Planters would do well to call on us and get good seed for sowing. W. Joel Smith & Son. New crop New Orleans molasses fresh and good just received by Smith & Son. Red may seed wheat for sale by W. Joel Smith <fe Son. (Jo to Smith Son for choice New Orlean syrups. Indies black silk gloves for 25 cents worth 7*> cents. Smith ?fc Son. A big lot of pat terns all kinds at 5 cents each. Smith St Sou. Just the thing for children, jersey knee caps at Smith & Son. Highlands healing powder will cure any sore, horse tlesh may be heir to, or money refunded. For sale ouly at Speed's Drug Store. It. M. Haddon Co., have reduced prices on all their clonks and Jackets. He sure and see ?utnnlr h.?fr?ro liiifitlfr. TllPV hlLVO ft fllll assortmentand guarantee to please you In price, quality and tit. A few of those soul plush wraps still left at .Iluddon's. These goods lire rcul dressy and are sold at very low prices. No need to po Irom home, when you can liuy as good goods at less prices rigtit at your door. Iladdon & Co., can gi ve you short or long wraps in light and heavy weight, and at prices far below their value. Shoes for ladles, shoes for misses, shoes for children. W. E. Hell. W. K. Bell is selling goods, as every merchant should, at small p roll is. Always give W. K. Hell a call, and he will give you bargains In every department. 15k sure to go to \V. Joel Stnitii & Son's tor the best seed wheat. A fresh lot of ladies tine shoes for Winter wear at, It, M. Hnildon Ji Co. We arc carry Ins: a new line in tiicse eoods this season, it. M. iladdon & Co. The best goods in ladies, children and misses rubber circulars are to be had Irom R. M. Iladdon <0 Co. A full line ofovercoats In all grades at l* Rosenberg .t Co. We desire to call the attention of our friends and tin: public generally to our full stock oi (irocerics. We pay particular attention to the wants of the inner man, and keep always on hand everything desirable in the way of heavy groceries, Hour, meal, bacon, lard, mclasscs sugar, rice, cofl'ee, teas, hams Ac. An excellent assortment ot fancy groceries, canned goods, candies,crackers Ac., lili our shelves, goods lirst class, and prices down to rock bottom. .Smith A Son. White druthers have a very extensive ar.d attractive stock of ladles cloaks, consisting of jackets, modjeskas, wraps, new markets, Ac., Ac. The ladies are all invited to call and look at them. Prices are low. I I baleol plaid dress homespun Just arrived, i W. K. I Jell. | ~l'or ladies hosiery go to W. E. Bjll. I <;o to W. K. Hell's for gloves. j l'rompt, reliable, liberal with all its dealers, the National Dank of Abbeville. J Short ends in uinghams, Secrsuckojs and ! dress goods for less than cost. Wm. E. Bell. ! Call on White Brothers and examine tiieir f rus proof seed oats which they arc now of. | icriiiu tor sale in <iuaniitics from one to ono , | thousand bushels. 'I We are nowoffering the handsomest line j of overcoats. 1'. Rosenberg it Co. ,; t tvcicoats! Overcoats ! all styles and prices at Kosenberg's. . Tim economical man will buy his overcoat r at Rosenberg's. I Every one is invited to look at the immense line of overcoats at Rosenberg's. Special to the Ladles: We are now offering l.adics' Cloaks and Wraps in all the latest styles cheap. P. Rosenberg A Co. H.WJ Have every thing su CLAUS. VASES In all the Latest Designs ai rations. BOOKS They have nearly all the Poe ferent styles of Bindings, Cloth, Russian Leather and Alligator. * OUATTCP ROYFC orvrl VI I r~V I I U.I \ UV/XL.V UIIU WLIIL NILE and TOY BOOKS in the profusion. tlslsfp; FIREWORKS of all kinds, as CHRISTMAS CARDS. Yoi have them all the way up to $ LAMPS. They have the HAMPING LAMPS. WRITING DESKS. A doz ALBUMS. A very large st GRAPH ALBUMS. * SCRAP in Glass and China Goods. ( H. W Editorial Correspondence. Dear JYeiffftbor : Duty at home (family affliction) presented me from reaching Conference until Friday, the third day of the Session?the first time in forty four pears I have failed to be present at the >peningof the Session. Was thankful that our kind and skilful physician, Dr Gunbert, judged it safe to leave borne and am glad to meet once more my brethren in Conference Session. I found the body hard at work under the efficient and agreeable presidency 3f Bishop Keener. Much had been tione, much yet to come. The attendance of both Jay and clerical members is unusually full. The Conference room, (the Methodist Church) is a beautiful and convenient house of worship but is too small for the occasion?little room for others besides the members of Conference. The principal business of to day was a long address by Prof. Tillett on ministerial education. The address was generally well received. Not all of his utterances were in agreement with the views of some in the audience. W. D. Kirkland was re-elected editor of the Southern Christian Advocate. The following applicants were admitted on trial: W. S. Stokes, M. D., A. B. Watson, J. R. Copeland, Geo. W. Davis, W. H. Hodges, Alfred H. Best, J. Marion Rogers, John Manning, Bufus A ? T C> A UnH/iHftmKifl UHUd, J. A. VVIJILt;, J. o. Auciuuiuuni, Edwin D. Mouzau. Re-admitted. D. R. Brown. VVi? h C. H. Pritcbard. A. J. Stokes, \V. Thomas, I find myself a guest in! the warm hearted Methodist house- j hold of Mrs. Capers widow of the late I Rev. S. W. Capers or me soum wurun-, na Conference. It is refreshing to' one's spirit to thus meet once more, with Christian friends after the lapse of.) many changeful years. Camden is an antique and beautiful city?wide streets, elegant buildings, some of them built in the bygone days, of substantial and honest work. The' new Opera House surmounted with the old town clock is the pride of the town. The six churches, the school buildings, and the three newspapers? The Carnden Chronicle, The Waterec Messenger and The Camdeti Journal?may indicate somewhat the intelligence, religion and enterprise of the people. Most of the adult persons I knew here forty or thirty years ago have passed away. With few exception the present generation are strangers to me T tn thorn. Besides the lay and clerical members of Conference I meet here many friends from the various sections of the State?many more than I had expected. My fr'end, Capt. T. H. Clarke, a lawyer and for some years editor of the Journal> resides here. It afforded me much pleasure to dine with him and family, and talk over some of the many pleasant incidents of the meetings of the State Press Associations. My visit was saddened by the absence of his estimable wife, who with other ladies often accompanied her husband to the Press meetings. She died but recently, leaving her husband ami ioui children to mourn their great lo<s. Besides two other (business) visits t<> the office of the Canulcn Chronicle I was held in willing captivity, during my stay, by the ready and antieipative hospitality of our model hostess and her children. Well 1 <!id make two visits to the Shoe ami Hat store of Mr. E. 15. Capers. The first was before breakfast, the first morning after my arrival, to buy a hat. I bought one to suit me, and certainly at a reasonable, price. The gentlemanly manners of Mr. Capers and clerks will secure and hold the patronage of those who want Imts or shoes. A preacher needs a hat as well as a head?so says custom, es >* <'<>nfereiicc. ]>v the way. jfcuiai ij wv v ? ^ "beavers" seem to becoming into l'ashion again?with sumo men of big heads and small heads, liul wo be unto ;i new sleek beaver if sat down on by a ?1\Ml pounder as was mine the first year ;of my itinerancy by :i">0 pounds of a Baptist preacher, who inadvertently sat down on my new black beaver which I had placed on the sofa instead of hanging on the hat rack. As 1 was his truest, of course, 1 had to make out as though it was nothing. I may hereafter give you a few running thoughts about a rushing session of Conference which closed ina gallop, Monday, Nov. 2-"> between 1 and 1' o'clock p.m. S. II. 15. jawso: itable for Holiday I They have an immens O GrX id Deco- M L From j | German < Assortme * ?-j 20C. to ^ ts, in clif- I Morocco, j J R* All tl ir JUVE- " Wood, R greatest! I^T (is so lar| F2 |them all. II1 din cheap, if not cheaper, than you u will be astonished to see th* 1.25 each. best line of Fine Lamps in the en different styles and prices, ock of all the latest styles in b BOOKS, FINE STATIONERY, DOME AND SEE US. . LAWSO Tim Tpniii!ni*.Ct>1inn1 woman's missionary society. At the request of Mary Helm we publish the following article. Read it and you will see that nothing need be added by this editor : After due consideration of offers to locate the Training-school for Christian Workers, the Woman's Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, has accepted that of licv. Nathan Scarritt, D. D., proffering a suitable plot of ground in Kansas City, and $2-5,000, toward the purpose. The obligation has been assumed on the part of the Board to meet the exigencies of the case, believing the Society and the Church will indorse the wisdom of the action, and come forward with a helpiughand. Faith in God and the cause is theinspiration in this undertaking. The object of this institution is to test and in crease tne eiieeuveuess 01 ^urisuau workers both in the liome and foreign fields. It proposes an all-embracing course of instruction to this endabove all else, a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible, and teaching the fundamental truths of the Christian religion. To this will be added practical training in city mission work, elementary medicine and nursing, household and domestic management, general information of foreign mission-fields and work, and how to best conserve time and strength in serving these. It will ba a Christian home for students while testing their fitness for returned missionaries desiring to perfect themselves in any of its departments. This is no private enterprise. The scope is so broad and far-reaching it appeals alike to those interested in home and foreign work in all Churches. The time is ripe for it, as was truly said at the London Ecumenical Conference, "The time is past when anybody can be a missionary." Pastoisfeel no more pressing need than intelligent, trained workers in Sunday-schools, and among the desti tute and su tiering in every cnarge. To the M. E. Church, South, the women who enterprise*! this grand scheme have the right to look for coop eration and the financial help that will crown their efforts with success. To men and women alike, on whom Got! has bestowed riches, we call for gifis, and the poorest stewards in the heritage of Christ can, in the abundance of their joy, let their deep poverty abound unto the riches of liberality. The members of the Woman's i Missionary Society will rise by faith and prayer and harder work to dc their part in meeting tl is necessity, r Dr. Scarritt has done a noble deed Are there not others who stand shoulder to shoulder with him in rearing this structure to the honor and glor} of our Lord Christ? Mrs. D. H. McGavock, Cor. Sec. W. M. Soc. Note?All money and pledges for the iv.iiiihwr-Kf.linnl with names of do ners, of Conference Society, and postoffice, must be sent to Miss Hew, H. Rennett, Richmond, Ivy. Ou Conditions. A. V. Cox, a shoe manufacturer in Portland, was once appealed to eon tribute for the purpose of assisting peo pie who were suffering for the want o bread. He said, "Yes, I will contribute If you will find any man in Portlanc who does not keep a dog, and who doe; not use ruiii or tobacco, who is in want of bread, I will give him a sack of fiou: mil n lnifcht'l of meal." The oiler vas made imhlie by som< one, ami at a meeting in the city hal the question was a.-ked l>y a citizeu "liow* long will you stand to that?' He replied that he would stand to ii to the extent of a hundred sacks o (lour and a hundred bushels of meal Hut to everybody's suprise not a single pel son has ever appeared to claim tin Hour and meal. This incident gives some little insight into the sources of some of the ,wani and misery of our great cities; ami may set some poor person thinking as to the cause of some of the poverty con rei ning which men complain. Insucl | :i land as this there is bread enough ant | to spare. It is waste that makes want | and when the waste is ended the wani will usually vanisn wiui u.?aujtyuwu (.'hiiui has recently completed tin work of taking the census. The ordei was, theoldest iiihaltilaul in each house was required to enumerate and repor the number of inmates, and the whol< nuniher is given at SS(),(lllO,U!JO. Tha seems rather large. That numbe would give China nearly two-thirds o ' the estimated population of the world j Not including Alaska, Rra7.il is lar<j ' er in extent than the United State j It possesses within its limits an area o square miles wiih a popula lion of 1 -,.'kS.i,875. Joaquin Miller gave Idaho its nam< J He says that the correct form is Idu 'I hoho. It means lli<> light on tli I mountains. 'resents and Santa ie stock of lest Cups. J the Cheapest to the Finest in >1 ind French China. An Elegant nt oi MUSTACHE CUPS from J ^2.00 Each. TOYS. ne Latest Novelties in Tin, China, si ubber and Iron TOYS; their stock ye it will take a half day to see . 9 can buy them elsewhere. } card they sell for 5c. ' They 3 up country, both PARLOR and oth PHOTOGRAPH and AUTO- || and all the latest NONELTIES n & co;. IM A Thrifty Young Farmer. You 112: farmer, J. Simpson Dominick, of Prosperity, 8. C., writes an ad- i|g8 mirable letter to the "Agricultural department" of the Charleston News and Courier, i n which he says: "Some ' ?38 of our farmers complain of hard times. but if they would only make their own hog and hominy at home, times would not be so hard. Instead of buying it / ffil from the merchant and depending on the West and Northwest tor it, why ' can't we raise our own pork as cheap ;vi$n| as they can, and havdour own sugarcured hams at home without baying them ? "I am only a young farmer of about ten years' experience, and I have sold more hams and bacon thau I have ever bought. Some men say the farm does not pay, but I say the farm doen pay. It is not the farm that does not >S|jg pay. It is the men that are' on them WWt that does not pay. They lose too much lime and waste too much money is the reason the farm does not pay. Farm implements have got too cheap. We \ $3 can't afford to make or to have them made, consequen:ly there is a great :^jg deal of valuable time lost, and time is ;.i' money. The j low-stock, swingle- ,^'M trees, devices-and all are bought, because they are so cheap. Yes, and they are very poor, too. The 'wood is brittle and easily broken, consequently a new one must often be bought. The /jagi farmer, that is a farmer, should have V& him a shed and shop, and do all that work himself on rainy days, and have extra swingletreea and plow-stocks of % his own make and save all that expense. "One word to young men. Don't ' leave the farms to find a more honora- I ble position, but take hold of the plow handle yourselves, for I consider farm- ' tS| ing one of the most honorable positions J| that a young man can follow. There- a is where the bread of all other profea- # uinnu nnmoa frnm Tf f ruora fn folI jC nivuo 11U1UI XI JL TTV1W IV IV1I /jfl your readers what I made clear on my 'J form last year they would say that it . J-l paid me. On tbe five acres tfyat I | made six bales on last year, I am going a to make ten this year, qnd I want to J make my crop average a bale to the J acre this year, for I have concluded it is as easy to make a bale to tbe acre as * it is a half bale." It is given out that at the Congressof^ Catholics in Baltimore last week stops were taken to withdraw all opposition of the church in this country to secret socieiies, such as Masons, Odd-Fellows W/ and the like, Suppose it be withdrawn, and some Catholics join these V J societies, taking the oath of secrecy, could not the priest absolve them from the oath and at the Confessional learn all the secrets? However, it is nobusl- '-rflv&j ness of ours personally, as wewerenev- M&j i er counecteu with any secret society and do not propose to be. Let the so- " '* ' I cieties look out for themselves, remem- H'|j| ' bering "the obligation to the church .yB,*?? J are above the obligations to a society." V-J AS 10 me uenveraiice iriaueuonucruniK a better observance of the Sabbath, it is t sufficient to ask why there is no better W observance of that day in Spaiu, Italy, Mexico and other c juntries where their 4 rule is supreme? VH| God Bless the Babies.-God bless ^ the babies ! Wliat a world this would . | be without them. What a souring i . and curdling up there would be of the ^ - milk of human kinduess for want of L ' an outlet, if there were no little cher- , j ubs to caress and be foolish over. Of- ' l , ten and often when entertaining, with rf t some misgivings, the great hall of a r new place, my heart has leaped up at ,1 the sight of a tiny woolen bootee, a very rainbow of hope, lying on the ; waxed lioor, while the sight of a wrecked tin train, with an engine ; )p. . without funnel or wheels, has been as welcome as a card of invitation to a if"$ party is to a young lady. God bless the baby ! it is a better touic than all the bitters ever advertised. The baby has a mission and fulfills it; it has an object in life and ac- j" complishes it. If ever it becomes necessary to thin out the population, I hope the process will not begin at tho small end o the human race, for I af- | firm and maintain that there is not " ^miiM .. In mU/vlA nfAnl/1 uilu unity iuu ixJU.fi j iu iuc ttijuic nuuu Exchange. College learning is very much like 1 snow ; and the more a man has of it ^ the less can the soil produce. It's not r till practical life melts it that the f ground yields anything. The railway from Buenos Ayres to " the foot of the Andes-, a distance of * about 'lib miles, is as straight as an arrow. It forms the largest stretch of " "bee line" road in the world. 4 Baltimore has 854 churches, and 303 " are Protestant Churches, with 65,000 communicants and 75,000 Sundayschool children.