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The Abbeville Press and Banner.
Dr. S. G. Thomson,
I'.xjrner, ADueviue, 3. v,.
J of Denial Work. Crown, Bridge and Cellolda
Office up-stair next New Hotel.
March 21.1894. Abbeville, S. C.
1> ICHARD-QANTT. In now prepared to do
IX all work In hlR department Id the he?l
Ilmnanerand at reasonable charges. Monthly
customers shaving, hair cutting and sbamp
<olng SI per month. Razors boned and put
| n the beotoondition for 25 oents each.
Lumber !
1 all kinds of Lumber.
Haw mill located on-4andof J. O. KLUGH.
March 2,18U2, tf Medium copy. *
A Complete and Full,
Motmnnlitan Vtrnnrl nf tfiYPil Paints
Ijuuuujruiiuiujsiuiju ui iWAUUiuiuiu
? of ?
always on hand at the
City Drug Store.'
J single can 81.20. A liberal discount to
pjiiotera using large quantities.
Oct. 25,18*8. tf }
opened In myoiticeon Law Range,as the
law directs on the
First Monday in Each Month, *
until first Monday In Jaly, 1994, when the lawrequires
them cloned until after the next general
election. This is lor the purpose of registering
all persons who have become of age. or
entitled to register sloce last election; to
transfer persons from this to another county:
and from one township to another, or from T
one residence to another. All this must be
done before or on the first Monday in July, -a
1891. Lost certificates may be renewed to "
within SO days of the election, and those who
become of age between 1st July and the election,
may register at any time before election.
Those who Refused or Neglected to Register
before the last election, cannot register until
the law Is changed.
ftonervlsor of Registration for Abbeville +.
Connty. [Deo. 6,1893, tf
Grows! Groceries! Groceries! <
MllltlUWiVtl V* t MHMMlj E
Staple, Green and Fancy Groceries
VOU will And everything tbat ls'<ept In a
? first class establishment. _
Particular attention given to the 1
Market Department.
Having secured the services or a first class
butcher we Intend to tnnke this department
first class in every respect.
Fresh M jats Always on Hand
and all Country Produce. ^
and HOGS. Give u8 a call hi
Jan. 10,184M, 12ra J
fib! mm!?
"\?7"BITE TO OR CALL on the undersigned
or to the Director of your Township
for any information you may desire about
our plan of Insurance.
We insure your property against destruction
rots, wm os unm
and do so cheaper than any Insurance Company
In existence.
Remember we are prepared to prove to you
thatourniH the nafest and cheapest plan of
Insurance known.
Coronaca, S. C. 8
Abbeville, S. C.
8. M. Anderson Ninety-Six Township, a
J. M. Major Greenwood " ,
P. W. Sullivan...*. Cokesbury " t
W. B. Acker Donnalds "
B. M. Cllnkocales Due West " a
T. L. Hartdon I^ongCane "
J. W. Srott Smith vllle
K. W. Watson White Hall
I)r. J. D. Neel Indian Hill "
C?pt. John Lyon Cedar Spring '
r. R. Richie Abbeville " !
J. E. Wakefield Diamond Hill " 1
J B. Franka ....Lowndewvllle "
Georae M. Smith Magnolia 14
March 21.18M.?12mo.
Another lot of those novel tied ress patterns ?
Just Id at Haddon'e.
' > ' - ' - ':
B. EL. Beacham, r
4 Lumber, Sash, Doors, Blinds, ^
T Moulding, Laths, L'me, Shin- t
J gles, Builders' Hardware. J
I hIso carry n side line of
&*%%%%%%% %%%%%%%%%%%*
WM. H. PARKER, President, A. W. SMITH, Vice President.
JULIUS II. DuPRE, Cashier.
The Farmers' Sank of Abbeville.
Capital - - $65,790
imrplua 5,000
DOES GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. Buys and Bells Exchange and makes Collec
' lions. A Savings Department has been established. Amounts received of 81 and up
yards. Interest at 4 per cent, payable quarterly,-January, April, July, October. Small Bay
ngs Increase rapidly. [March 1,1893,12m
Proprietor. | NEW FIRM. | 'Manager.
Abbeville Supply Gb.
Successors to J. H. LATIMER.
A full line of all H*avy Groceries. Com, Bran, Hay, Meal, Bacon, Salt, Cotton Seed Meal,
ilolasses, Sy rupn A bargain In 2act* Molasses, also In a 50cts Syrup.
A line of ^u^nrs. Coffees, Klce and Grits of all grades. Cheese of the finest. Try one
mtind <>l our 50ois blended Tea.
IN CANNED GOODS?We are fall In all the staple goods. Canned Peaches, two pound
au 10c to.
We spP the Richmond Stove Co.'s Stoves and Ranees. Everyone warranted.
TINWARE.?Everything In a line of Staple Tinware. Nails aud Builders' Hardware
f ev?-r,vklnd. Cheaper than ever before.
TOBACCO,?Two new brands in 9 Inch 5's at 25i!te per pound. Give us a chance to show
nd price our goods.
W. D. BARKSDALE, Manager.
'As Easy as an Old Shoe."
This old saying originated with some one
7Tho had never worn a pair of the famous
Williams, Kneeland & Co's. Mens Fine Shoes,
T?_ ja T* P T 1 TV L11
jraiutu jDros. <x uo s. dailies rine ?noes.
These Shoes have the comfort of an old shoe, and all the grace and
tyle of a new one. If you want an easy, comfortable and perfect fiting
Shoe, try a pair of the above manufacture. You will find them
Dealers in Shoes, Gents Furniyhings,
' i
, t
En Bulk and Full Size Papers.
H. ff. Lawson & Co.
lew Sdhm Goods!)
1 KJ
Dry Goods Line.
We wish to call your attention specially to our stock of
We have some genuine Bargains in Wool Dress Goods. Be
are to see our stock before you buy. It will save you money,
Oxford Ties ! Slippers !
We have an elegant line of Oxford Ties, in all shapes. Come
round and we will show you the prettiest line you ever saw in
his Market. Every pair guaranteed, and can always give you
perfect fit. We have them in Tan at all prices.
CAR LOAD, 1st PATENT FLOUlC at $3.75
>er Barrel, CASH. A BARGAIN for You.
Ill the Dark
I met a child, at close of day,
Grouping along a dusky way.
And, pleadingly, I heard bim say:
"Father, the path Is dark and drear,
But, If I knew that thou wert near,
1 could walk on without a fear.
But when I cannot see thy face.
Nor In the gloom the pathway trace,
Nor know, amid the crossing ways,
"Which one thou wentest, sore afraid,
I tremble in tbedeep'ning shade.
Without thy voice or hand to aid.
"If thou wouldstonly speak to me
But In a whisper, I would be
Comforted, though I could not see
A step before me; I would know
That thou art here, and I could go
Straight through the dark to find thee s
"If thou for me this way hast planned,
Let me but touch thlneoutstretched har
And, Father, I will understand."
As thus the little strayllng pled,
"Just so, O troubled soul r' I said,
I stumble 'mid the gloom dismayed.
Speak but. one word my heart to cheer
And it will banish all my fear,
If I but know that thou art here.
"And I will dare the dreariest 9trand ;
If I may oDly touch thy hand,
My listening heart will understand.
"Then, cheered and comforted, I'll know
That art somewhere near, and so
Stralghtonward, through the dark, I'll gc
?Margaret J. Preston,
Two Old PuczleH.
You can find the age of any persoi
and the month in which he was bori
by a queer trick that was well-know
by our fathers and mothers In the da^
when they went to the old log cabi
schoolhouse and spent their noouinj
in telling riddles and playing all sor
of practical jokes.
Ask tbe person whose age you ai
to tell, to take thenumber of themont
iu which he was born and multiply
by two.
January is counted as No. 1, Febri
ajy as No. 2., and so on through tl
To this product he must add 5, an
then multiply the amount by 50.
To this last number he must add b
present age, and from tbe sum sul
tract tbe numberof days thereare in
year, or 365.
All the work up to this point must i
done by the person, without lettin
anyone see his figures ; but now yc
?%< *!?? Ut?v\ ? *?/\?* n? Urtf nnniKai* V
aan. uiui IU > uu nuau uuiuuu *has
found, and to that number yc
add 115.
The result obtained by this last oj
eration contains the information wat
ed. Point off two figures on therigh
and the number will be age soughl
while the number on the left of tl
point will give the month in which tl
person was born.
This trick nevar fails, and it is equa
ed by another by which a person
name may be found.
For this second trick you must fir
arrange the letters of the alphabet i
fivecolums, thus:
E P F J 8
o o o o w
(I R T X X
k ? v v. V
8 U U Y Z
Having the letters properly arranf
ad, ask the person whose name is to t
revealed, to tell you which uprigt
column or columns contains the fin
letter of his name.
If in ouly one column, it will be th
top letter ; if in more than one you wi
Sndit by adding the alphabetical nun
oers of the top letters of these co
iimns, the sum of which will be th
ilphabetical number of the lette
sought. In the alphabetical numbei
ng A is 1, B is 2,and so on through tb
By taking one letter at a time in thl
ivay the whole name cau soon be a*
Take the name John for illustratioc
r is found in the two columns com
nencing with B and H, thesecond an
;ighth letters of the alphabet. Add
tod 8 and you have 10, and the lOt
etter of the alphabet is J.
The second letter of the name, O, i
bund in the four columns comment
ng with A B D and H, or the letter
;hatnumber 1,2, 4 and 8. Add thes
lumbers and we have 15, and the til
:eenth letter is 0.
Soon with every letter until the et
ire name is found.
Just why the given arrangement o
;he alphabet should produce these rt
suits. I leave tbe wise men to explain
rhe fact remains, however, am
whether you can understand it or nol
t may be used to mystify your friem
n a delightful manner?St Louis
Woman i?n?l Philanthropy.
Time was when woman's sympath,
)t heart ran away with her judgmeni
ind indiscriminating charity defeated
its purpose. But the woman who fel
so much that she practically did uotli
ing belongs to the past, i t is for th
women of to-day to ayoid the oppc
site extremes, that of doing so mucl
that she feels nothing. To what e>
tent a happy medium is being reached
witness the women on hospital an
jharlty boards, conducting vast mi*
jion schemes, controlling institution
for relief of every sort; thinking
planning executing for the good of th
ignorant, the wretched and the wickeii
side bv side and hard in hand wit!
men. Good work no longer lets be
in by suflrance or watches jealousl,
tier growing power. On the contrary
no scheme for the improvement of th
jondition of mankind, no plan fo
setter homes, better air, better healtl
3r better morals, no eflbrt to heal o
jomfort or save, but clamors at th
Joor of her heart, and shivers an
shrivels in the chill indHFerence uuti
she takes it in. if the infant idea i
aot always her own, she coddles it am
mothers it and brings it up to a stat
jre it never could have leached bu
"or her molding hand. Especially i
;his true of all projects that bear di
rectly or Indirectly upon the welfar
>f theyouug, Nothing that can b
wrested out of life by untiring labo
>r unsparing zeal is "too great or to<
*ood for her child.
The roots of a tree are often as ex
tensive as its branches.
Sermons That Feed.
Dean Stanley preached his first sermon
in a little village church near
Norwich, and au old woman waa
heard to say after the service. "Well,
I do feel rather emty like. "Yes," replied
another venerable dame, "that
young mau did not give us much to
feed on." Those two old saints understood
what nutritious preaching is,
and they had probably come to church
with a good appetite. Their comment
on the maiden effort of a man who
was yet to become famous, wad very
different from the remark of a devout
PhrlaMnn cuhr? Inlrl ntp thp aprmnn nf
0? his pastor were "roast beef and plum
pudding to us for a whole week."
>d? That was high praise, and it bespoke
honest work and a full larder. What
are some of the characteristics of nourishing
I. They must have a great deal of
Bible in them. Not an occasional
scrap, or a text introduced to beautify
a sentence, or round out a period.
The strongest sermon is that which is
most saturated with Scripture. The
minister who never wears out, nor |
r wears out his congregation, is the
tt spiritual miner, who digs deepest into
the golden ore-beds of divine revelation.
It was said of Chalmers that
his discourses "held the Bible in solution."
The same thing may be said of
n the sermons of Spurgeon, Maclaren,
q* P. B. Meyer, ana Dr. William M.
,u' Taylor. All these strong men had a
strong faith in the perfect and plenary
n inspiration of The Book ; they felt
,g that when they spoke the Holy Spirit
(8 was speaking in every Jine of Scripture
which they were weaving into
re their discourses. "Thy words were
h found," said the ancient prophet, "and
it I did eat them; and they were uuto
me a joy and the rejoicing of mine
ie 2. Nutritious sermons have a great i
deal of prayer over them. It is not on1(j
ly devout Quakers who hold that a ?
person cannot preach aright unless i
jS "the Spirit moves him." Prayer is
j. the ladder by whicb this divine power (
a descends into a godly minister's stuily
wheu be is preparing his beaten oil for
)e the sanctuary. This same power fires
tg bis soul in the pulpit. Feeding the intellect
is not enough; the conscience
ie and the affections must be quickened,
(U purified, and made strong. A very
eminent minister wrote to me forty
p_ years ago: "I am convinced that
yt even aesthetially considered, one hour
t of prayer is a better preparation for
I! sermou writing than a whole day of
je study.'' A sermon that will not bear
,e to be prayed over is not worth preaching.
3. The preaching that feeds people
>s has a great deal of what may be called
everyday religion in it. During the
9t week their parishioners have been
si * { o /Ml n n1/\n/rK Vi o tYi m QfJ nnr
Q UllVllig a pcii VI a pivugut unujiudiu^ g
uu anvil, or pleading in a court-room i
or up to their eyes in stocks, or sugar- e
casks, or cotton-bales. The women J
have been busy with their needles or
their nurseries. When the Sabbath
coraep, they bring their every-day
wants with them to church, even {:
though they wear their Sunday i
clothes. They want preaching that r
tells them how to live and what to ?
believe. They want plain, portable p
preaching that they can carry home
with them. Doctrinal sermons? J
Yes, provided that it is stiff, vital,
Bible doctrine, not in dry flour barrels ii
'e but baked into Gospel-bread for every t
lt day consumption. Truth, all divine t
truth they want, but not in hard, ^
scholastic technicalities. Young men t
e sometimes deliver "trial sermons be- ti
H fore Presbytery," when they apply
for lirariHiirp. that smell stronelv of
j. the class room, aud are garnished wiih
e such words as "predicate," "sub;r
jective," aud "ratiocination." When T
j.. they have learned to preach they will r
e do with such fodder what Dr. Edward ^
N. Kirk did with his first "six splend- $
i8 id sermons;" they will stick it into ii
j. the grate. T
Sermons for everyday use will not only [j
t be Scriptural and spirtual: they will c
'a be simple in language. They lay one
j of the great elements of Spurgeon's ^
2 world wide popularity and power. A d
[j discourse that a miuister would not be
willing to read to his boy of twelve
g years old, or to an intellgent servant
in his kitchen, is not generally a safe r
g sermon to take into his pulpit. There ?
e may be exceptions to this rule, but the a
f. average preaching must be to the av- j>
erage mind of young and old rich and
poor, cultured aud ill-taught in the
congregation. A poor woman in the
f congregation of old Dr. Ashbel Green V
of Philadelphia, once asked her pastor, ?
"Dr. Green, what do you think is the y
I great business of the shepherd?" "To q
t feed the tiock, madam," was bis reply. {J
jj "That is my notion,, too, eir," said she M
j. and therefore I think that he should I
uot put the hay up so high that the
sheep cannot reach it."?Evangelist. d
- d
The Origin of Vialtlng-CarriM. u
) As is the case in many other inj
stances, we owe the invention of visitit.
ing-cards to the Chinese. So long ago ri
j. as the period of the Tong dynasty l{
e (018-907) visiting-cards were known
to be in use in China, and that is also b
Ij the date of the introduction of the
"red silken cords" which figure so hl
l" conspicuously on theengagement cards ti
j of that country. From ancient times 11
to the present day the Chinese have j,
g observed the strictest ceremony with
P regard to the paying of visits. The j*
g cards which they use for this purpose
I are large and of a bright red color. b<
^ When a Chiuamau desires to marry, f
r his parents intimate that fact to a proy
fessional "match-maker," who there- tc
: upon runs through a list of her visit- lH
g ing acquaintances and selects one
r whom she considers a fitting bride for
^ the young man ; and then she calls k
lf upon the young woman's parents, h
e armed with the bridegroom's card, &1
j on which are inscribed his aucestral tc
i name and the eight symbols which h
a denote the day of his birth. If the H
j answer is an acceptance of his suitjw
the bride's card is sent iu return ; and ?
should the oracles prophesy good con- j jlg
g cerning the union the particulars of bi
the engagement are written 011 two ai
' large cards, tied together with the J!j
e red cords. r
oj "Wife: 'And ph wy do ye/, be takin' s*
thim pills when yez are well again ?'
"Husband : 'Faith, would ye be tc
afther bavin'me let a dollar's worth) hi
,of pills go to waste?'" fj
All tlic XewH About the ProKresHlve
City, aud Her Hu?lllnff Citizen*.
Greenwood. 8. C.. May 8,18SW.
Mr. George Cbipley died at bis home here
Sunday night, afier a lingering sickness of
several months.
A negro lad broke open the cash drawer In
J. K. Durst & Co.'s store one day last week
and stole 811. He was captured and most of
the money recovered.
.crieHKrs. mcuunum <s rntcnerare exhibiting
In town the best fruit and vegetable dryer I
bave ever seen.
Miss Allle Kerr gave her young friends an
"at home* Inst Thursday evening. In bonor of
her th birthday.
Good rains bave fallen and our farmers
seem happy.
Mr. L. M. Moore, our postmaster-elect, received
an anonymous letter last week wltb
only these words, "Prepare to meet thy God."
Mr. Moore attaches no Importance to it. as it
evidently came from some religious crank.
But wby a God-fearing man and exemplary
church-goer should be singled out and given
such a text I do not understand.
The unexpected always happens around
Columbia,.and now that the liquor question
Is again before the Hupreme Court we will
doubtless bave prohibition, and would not be
?nrprlsed to see Governor Tillman and the
Stale working harmoniously together to
make it a failure?from widely divergent motives,
Mr. W. M. Gordon, of Prosperity, is a typo
In the Leader office.
I had an awful funny news item a few
weeks ago. but it escaped me and bas preyed
in my mind ever since, but I met Charlie
barter, the Leader's versifying foreman, the
>tber day, and it came back to me with all of
Its freshness, Improved by age. This is what
twas: Every printing office has a "devil."
'ew bave a poet, but the Leader bas botb.
Mrs. E.K. Snead, and her little son, Kenneth,
of Klrkseys, are visiting ber parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. WellB.
Oar people bave no regrets at the prospects
for a removal of the compress. It bas only
leen a menace to tbe town, an eye-sore to the
raveling public and a monument to some>ody's
bad judgment.
Mr.S. E. Miller bad a young heifer killed
est week by falling Into tbe deep cut near
its residence.
It is said that two of our wealthy citizens
sill build fine residences this summer.
Mr. E, A. Reynolds Is getting material on
he ground for tbe erection of a new poet ofice
I know whereof I speak in saying theConlervativesof
Greenwood are out of politics,
fhey will enroll and vote in the primary?
naybe. Nothing more.
Will R. 8. G. tell us lrom whence Doe West
?rner derived Its name.
Since tbe editor has essayed to tell what
>alomel bas done for a lot 01 young chickens,
: will venture to relate what tbe noxious drug
ild for tbe handsomest young roan in town. 1
t made him get up at 5 o'clock Sunday mornng
and ride a bicycle seventeen miles before 1
ireakfast to get to bis home in the country,
bat be might die under his paternal root j
["he trouble was be used too many lemons
vltb the medicine, but his teeth have grown
ight again, his mouth has gotton straight
ind he has returned to bis post of duty at the
?ew York Store as well, as bandsome and as 1
^ush-Onsr) as ever.
Our model school teacher, all round good
ellow, and the politest young man In the
iounty. Mr. N. O. Pyles, bas given bis school
it Harroldsville a short vacation.
There was a May party at the Rocks on !
day day, in which most oI our beaux and 1
>elles participated.
We believe Gov. Tillman is safe for the Senite
anyhow, but if tbe August convention ,
)omlnate8 a conservative Reformer for Gov- ,
imor it will make Tillman thousands of
rotes among Conservatives. We are sick and
ired of turmoil. I
The Hon. George Johnstone has said that <
le carried the patronage of this district In 1
lis vest pocket. It may prove his serpent. '
fever since the days of Cleopatra has any
nortal nursed a thing more deadly. It Is
lUlte probable tbat Senator Butler will be
leld as "accessory before the act" for having
>1&C6(1 it tbsrs
The Misses Blyth and Miller, with their litle
friends, picnicked on their grandfathers,
dr. W. H. whltlock, lawn May day. ,
Our people are well pleased with the first
Bsne ol (he Advocate.
Mr. Joel S. Bailey is adding a great deal to
he beauty of his front yard oy tearing down
be old buildings which have stood so long on
iis front corner. . '
I would have the people of Greenwood dis- ,
Inctly understand that the fighting editor of '
his paper lives at Abbeville. j
On last Thursday evening, In front of the <
!lty Bank, a dispute growing out of a busi
ess transaction, arose between Editor '
'hompson, of the Advocate, and Editor <
Lowell, ot the Leader. It Is said that Mr.
'hompson cursed Mr. Rowell, which was re- 1
en ted by a blow, whereupon Mr. Thompson
rew a pistol and fired, the ball taking effect 1
r? tiia floihv nftrt of Mr. Rowell's left arm.
be wound is not considered serious. Both S
artles to tbe uufoi tuuate affair are comDara- f
Ively strangers here and to each other. They
ame here about tbe same time to start a >
ewspaper. Mr. Thompson from uaflney,
Ir. Kowell from Lexington, and neither 1
new of the other's coming. Rowell not
olngsowell. ^
The Baptists have ordered a pipe organ.
Ir. Willis, the agent, will remain and put it 1
P. 1
I understand that Jim Greasy, Charlie Har- 1
Is and others of tbelr ilk are greatly in- ?
eased because I mention their names lu coneclion
with General Coxey. I have called
t tbelr office on tbe street several times to
pologize for bavlng slandered Coxey, but
liey werealways off playing "craps."
Last Saturday evening, a week ago, Lum (
Williams, colored, and Mr. W. P. Walt had e
quarrel In which Williams used very rough 1
*uguage to Mr. Walt. Last Saturday Willie
yait asked Williams about it, when anotber (
uarrel ensued which resulted In Walt shooing
at tbe negro two or three times, one ball c
iking effect in the flesh ol one hip. WillamKlssHld
to bave drawn bis pistol first. ?
he difficulty occurred on our streets.
Mr. W. M. Mattlson, one of Anderson's ?
ride awake merchants was in town Frlay.
An cfld negress, supposed to be one ban- c
red and ten years old died in Columbia last
reek. '
Mr. H. H. Townes is president of the Mer- *
Iwetber club which endorses Senator But- ,
;r so strongly. He it was who offered the
3solutions,and wasexactly right. For him to
ave done otherwise would have been the
asest ingratitude, bis brother and son both
aving been given good fat offices by our ,,
jnior Senator.
Miss Mamie Wells has returned to her
ome in Greenville. Her cousin, Miss Matie
Hill, accompanied her.
Hon. \V. D. Mayfleld was in town Saturav.
The closing exercises of Brewer's school n
olored,) takes place on the 14th, 15th in- n
ant. {,
One of the greatest pleasures of this lite is JJ
)od neighbors b
Our market is abundantly supplied with <
esh fish.
The Baptist congregation s?>nt their pastor e
?the convention of Southern Baptists at Dal* b
is, Texas. g,
Hearing that our veteran sage, Mr. Mc- ^
inney had returned from Alabama, I sought C
Irn for an interview, and found htm as he g
[ways is, said I, Hello Mr. "M<\" how is ,
lrmlngham, and the re-union? It seemed
) startle him, and turning round, he threw a
Is bull's eye lamp full In my lace, saying, h
Jod rot your picture, you wanted to get my a
ame In the paper now, but then if there
ere no fools to be interviewed you durned 8
porters would have to go out of business b
ad you seem to find plenty of willing sub- i,
cts now-a-days, however, It is Pan honor to
j a Confederate soldier and no disgrace to r(
Ltend a re-union. Le me get a fresh a
lew of tobacco, and come let's ?
t down on these steps and ?
II tell you some of it, it was too big a thing ?
> tell about in one night: O
"You see," as old doctor Branson used to j,
iy when he went to see a patient, "a man
in stay at home until his stomach gets In
ich a torpid state that he needs something
> start bim to corroding." I had stayed at
3ine until I thought a oleyele was the big- ?
>st thing in tho world, but It Is as the little P
jo of nothing sharpened and mashed fiat
compared to wbatl saw on this trip. I bad
made no calculation on going antll the day
before starting, bat was not long In making
up my mind, getting a new grip, a paper collar
and a five cent plug of tobacco, so tbat
wben tbe train rolled In on Tuesday morning
I had my ticket and baggage ready to get
aboard wltb the boys.
Well, that trip to Birmingham was tbe biggest
thing of my life except when I got married.
I beard tbatCapt. Tom MafTet of Newberry
was on hoard and I wanted to see blm,
but could not for tbe press.
I saw more land to tbe acre tban ever before,
and lots of It as poor as my mullein
farm. I also concluded that there Is a heap
of people this year. Nothing eventful oocor- *
red en route to Atlanta. I managed to keep
clear of tbe barber, electric wire, telephone,
telegraph and otber poles, and landed safely
In Birmingham on time and In fine shape.
Here It was we bad a genuine love feast,
commingled with joy and sorrow, and a Joining
over again, I believe our gallant General
Gordon could take tbat crowd of veterans ;
and whip any State in the union. Wben
the cannon fired?which was the signal for
the meeting In tbe wigwam?I just relt like
lying down but I didn't; Intuitively gave one 1
long rebel yell for Hampton, though some
fellow In the crowd yelled oat "here comes
tbe Palmetto boys" and such yelling I never
beard. After awblle we all got inside and
then followed such varying scenes of beauty <
and chivalry, Joy and gladness, sadness and
weeping as I am incompetent to describe, and
It Is too serious to attempt;them all.
The opening ceremonies were peoollarly
affecting. While tbe Governor was making
his address of welcome to tbe State, I began
to feel most about tbe forehead. When tbe
Mayor whs welcoming us to tbe city, I began
to moisten abuot tbe eyes, but when General
Lee's old Chaplain began to offer tbe grandest
prayer I ever heard, I Just melted right down.
1 looked around to Bee If any one saw me and .
Louis and nearly every body else except Tom
was crying, so I Just let her roll, I oonld not
helpit.it wa8in me and bad to come out.
Poor Tom, bis heart was going up and down
like a pump. He was as deeply moved as any
of us, but be could not get relief by crying.
I deeply sympathize with a man wbocanft
cry when be feels like it.
Again when tbe Yankee General was presenting
General Gordon with a gold beaded
cane, I swelled up and Louis and I cried some
more. I Just fell all to pieces and didn't
know whether I ever would get myBelf together
or not; my wound has hardly healed
yetandmany of tbe boys continued to cry
long after we broke up.
There were some women present whose bats
were awfully In tbe way, one of them kept a
perpendicular position between me and tbe
stand. I think It was tbe largest bat lever
saw. I hollowed hurrah for Hampton, down
in froi t, but it was no good. I said please sit >
down, but no use, I think I will know that
bat at the day of Judgment.
When the band of fifty to one hundred In*
struments Btruck Dixie, tbe crowd literally
went wild with enthusiasm; If tbey played ft
no one ever beard it.
Among tbe prominent persons present was
the editor of the Veteran, I tell you he is a
fine looking fellow and I'll bet made a good
soldier. I would like tbe Veteran better If it
had more levity. Its too sad?an emotional <
man will cry himself to death reading It,
Bcilbere tikis year and a* soon aa my mullein . ?.
la laid by I am going to running tar, to get ,
able to go the reunion next year. Our boys
behaved themselves very well, handkerchiefs
got scarce during the weeping performance
and one of them took a dolley from the land
lady, but be afterwards carried It back.
We all have a few jokes but I won't be the
Bret to fbegln to tell them. I oonoluded to .
carry out the straggling feature of an old soldier
and so I bought a cut rate ticket to Selma
for $1. Just before the train arrived a gentleman
who was not going back offered to give
me One. He Just took all the wind out of my
sails but I went on and spent a few happy
days, with my dnugbter Annie, ber husband
Sam Gllmore and my gTand children.
Though somewhat longer, Saturday evening
in Selma reminds me very much like our
Carolina towns, you can see all sorts of vehicles
going out with a bale of bay, a piece of
bacon, sack oi flour and Jug of molasea. I
law a dead match to my steer, and a more
crooked road than the one farmer Jordan
told us abont.
Yes, I am home again, safe and sound and
the only thing that's gone wrong Ib they neglected
my possum dog and be la so poorly. I
will have to do without meat until he recapurates,
but its time I was making my round,
'so good night" and he disappeared in the
iarkness wblBtllng "Bonnie Blue Flag." ^
rbe Children Pall Candy, and all
Hands have a Good Time.
Cothrans. S. C., May 4,1894.
The closl ng exercises of Miss Moorer Adams
school at Pine Grove took place last Friday
light. It consisted of recitations; dialogues,
tableaux, and calisthenics. A large number
)f persons were present, and all united In
praise of the teacher and pupils. Miss
Vaughan furnished music for the occasion. < ?
The next day there was a well attended and
mjoyablejplcnlc at the samo place, Eev. J. B.
Vaughan made a speech on education In
yblch he urged every one to educate their i
:hlldren to the very best of their ability.
There will be a picnic at Mt. Moriah the
.bird Saturday in this month.
Miss Eilie Bond closed her school at Oak
?rovfl last, Fridav.
We are needing rain very badly; especially
;raln, and nearly every one will soon have a
:ood stand of cotton.
Presiding Elder Campbell beld quarterly
meeting at Tranquil today.
There will be a picnic at Morten's mill tonorrow.
Mrs. Lucy Anderson of Brlerwood is still
rery sick.
The Dike school closed last Wednesday. Ia
he evening of the last day the pupils and a
lumber of friends bad an old fashioned moasses
candy pulling, at which all seemed to
injoy themselves. P. B. J.
East End Locals.
Miss Wlcklifle, teachcr o 1 music in the El>erton
High School, came to take lo Pinafore. .
Among the many visitors who came to see
'inafore were : Mrs. D. Wyatt Aiken and
amlly, of Cokesbury, Mr. and Mrs. Auderon,
of Anderson, and Miss Jennie Birch of
Miss Corrle McClung and Miss Lucia Mo3owan
will spend some time in Charleston.
Mr. Robert J. Wardlaw went to Hodges one
lay last week on Important business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Davis, of Athens, Ga.,
ire guests of Mr. E B. Calhoun.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Rosenberg, of Greenwood,
ire spendln^awblle at Mr. Visanska's.
>1188 -Nora.iones ana alish ueurgia nura ui
Slberton, were id town last week, tbe guests
>f tbe Miss en Marshall, and to see Pinafore.
Mrs. W. E. Bell went to Due West last
reek to attend tbe religious meeting.
Miss Sallie Marshall and Miss Janle Scboen
pent several days last week at tbe Kimball
louse in Atlanta.
Tbe grading on the (i., C. & N. side track to
be Hash, door and blind repository has been
Messrs. Hall and Owens of the Q., C. <& N.
pent Monday in Elberton.
Miss Sallie Lou Arnold, of Elberton, Is visLing
her relative, Mr. R. M. Hill.
Cure for Grumbling.
In a love-feast iu Yorkshire a good
[ian has been drawing out long, complaining
strains of experiences about
lis trials and difficulties in the way to
leaven. Another, of different spirit,
allowed, who said : "I eee our brothr
who hasjust sat down livesin Grumliug
street. I lived there myself for
ome time, and never enjoyed good
ealtb. The air was bad, the house
ad, the water bad : the birds never
ame and suns: in the street, and I was
loomy and sad enough. But I 'iiited.'
I got into Thanksgiving street,
nd ever since then I have had good
ealth, and so have my family. The
ir is pure, the water pure, the house
ood ; the suu shines on it all day; the
irds are always singing, and I am as <
appy as happy as I can live. Now I
ecommeud our brother to'flit.' There
re plenty of houses to let on Thanksiving
street, and I am sure he will
nd himself a new man if he will
nly come, and I will be right glad to
ave bim as a neighbor."
In manners, tranquillity is the sureme

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