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Abbeville Press aiM Banner. BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1894. ESTABLISHED 1844 1 . > * School Notice. IWIhL BE IN MY OFFICE ATAhlicvllle for ttie tiHiisncLinn of business every sale?i ?v and every Saturdxy except the first Sitt- I ur 'ays In each nionln. W. T. MILLFORT). ' May 1,1SJJ4. School CommUuloner. | DENTAL NOTICE. Dr. S. 6. Thomson, OFFICE UPSTAIRS ON McILWAlN I Corner, Abbeville. S. C. r DENTAL NOTICE. f 1 AM NOW READY TO DO ALL KINDS f 1 ot Dental Work. Crown. Bridge and Cel- J lol.l ft Npeclalty. J; S. F. KILLINGS WORTH. |, office up-?tAir next New Hotel. ? March 2I.1KM. Abbeville, S. C. n 1 RICHARD GANTT. Is now prepared to do P all work In his department in the nesi | *: manner and at r?<i?onable charges. Monthly P customers shaving, hair cutting and sham- " p.?oineJl per month. Rasors honed and put * d t he best condition for 2f> cents ?ach. E BOGGERO, f GREENWOOD, S. C. n MANUFACTURER and dealer In Rouah 11 Granlle, Monuments, Gravestones, all u kind Cemetery Work, and Builders Work. v All orders promptly attended to. u Feb. 21,1891,3m. ? .A Prtmnloto canrl Full u n v/vni|^iviv uuvi i win p STOCK OF THE CELEBRATED <-'i c< Metropolitan braafl of MiiedPaints OK bi .JOHN LUCAS & CO. ?! K? always on hand at the ri City Drug Store. It RICES IN ONE GALLON CANS by the 'LV J single can $1.23. A liberal discount to painters uslnn large quantities. Oct. 25,1KP3, tf (V ' P' Registration i: NOTICE. ai riiHE BOOKS OP REGISTRATION will be tn 1 opened in my offloeon l?uw Range,as the Tl law direction the < ? First Monday in Each Month, ?; until Aral Monday In July, 1S94, when the law *r requires them closed uutll alter the next general election. Tbis Is for the purpose of regis- ? ferine: all persons who have become of age. or [r entitled" to register since last election; lo transfer persons from ibis to another county; . o../i fmm nnn tnwnshln to another, or from ,, one residence to another. All this must.be done before or on the first Monday in Jut;, lsyi. Lost certificates may be renewed to ? within 80 days of tbe election, and tbose who become of age between 1st July and the elec- 5; tlon, may register at any time before election. n( Those who Refined or Neglected to Register .. before the last election, cannot register until 10 tbe law is changed. oi J. D. CAR ? ILE, * Supervisor of Registration for AbbfviUe p, County. [Dec. 6, 1893, tf ? w Groceries! Groceries! Groceries! * HCl NEW FIRM. LIVINGSTON & PEREIN,' DEALERS IN tfl Staple, Green aid Fancy Groceries a la ai YOU will find everything that is kept in a ?< tirel cias* establishment. it Particular attention given to the tr hi Market Department. * Having secured the services of a first class ^ butcher we Intend lo make this department tr tlrst class in every respect. P Fresh Meats Always on Hand Also, to . r< i POTATOES, ONIONS, CABBAGE jj and all Country Produce. a> HIGHEST MARKET PRICE paid for CAT- cl TLE and HOGS. Give us a cull at ^ G. H. MOOEE'S OLD STAND, p NO. 2 COTH RAN RA NO E. ? Jan. 10, 1894, Urn ? MUTUAL I n mmn "%J|7'R1TE TO OR CALL on the undersigned R or to the Director of your Township a for any information you may desire about onr plan of Insurance. 8I We insure your property against destruc- 0 tion by b fibe, nmm or uunm, ? and do so cheaper than any Insurance Company In existence. Remember we are prepared to prove to you that ours is the safest and cheapest plan of Insurance known. DAVID AIKEN, Agent, ' Coronaca, S. C. t J. FULLER LYON, Pres. 1 Abbeville, S. C. \ BO ARD~DIRECT0RS. ; S. M. Anderson Ninety-Six Township. ' J. M. Major Greenwood 1*. W.Suilivau Cokesbury " W. B. Acker ?DonualUs' " B. M. Ciinkscaies .....Due Weot 44 T. L. Haddou Ix>ug Cane ' ' J. W. Scott. smltbvllle " K.W.Watson White Hall I Dr. J. D. Neel Indian Hilt " dipt. John Lyou Cedar spring i.', K. Richie Abbeville I J. M Wakefield Diamond Hill " < J. B. Frauks Lowndetville " ^ George M. Smith Magnolia " March 21, 1?M.?lvmo. THE GLORIOUS FORT. Bloquent Orntorft?Splendid Dinner* - Ilea nl i In I Women?ChickenM mill CHiinrlPt)-Milk Cown Killing Bieyelen?Biff I'ot to "Boil Down Hie ?'HnUi4lKte?i"' ? Fretlnl Feople. Ninety, S. C.. May 14,18111. Otr grand picnic at the old Fort liw> been ir-mimini-wi hv nil ft <!rowni?? KuecesK. The peaker Capt. John G. Capers won new lauels lu the uratoi leal field. We unhesitatingy characteeize it one of the finest efforts in hat line That we ever heard. The old, the nlddie aged and the young, listened for neary one hour and were only too sorry when he losed his Rpeech. The tables were filled with he choicest of edibles and no one could cerainly <iult lite hoards hungry. In fact there run enough lelt lo feed nR many moie. Tiie adlesol the community did their part well, s they always do. It would be Impossible to iiention the names of all the guests from a Istance, so for (ear of omitting some we will ass on. There were at least 500 persons on he grounds and perfect order prevailed. All renounces It the largest ptcnlc dinner they ad ever seen spreau. Greenwood, Phoenix, lew Market. Coronaca, Chappells, Dysons IIU newuen y, r<ugcuciu uuu unui run IVI tiles uround were represented. Beautiful ouug ladles and Handsome beaux were numrous, and we do hope and believe every oue ill thinking as we think, that Cambridge rodge, No Knlghlh of Pythian had crownJ liselt Willi glory. Long may the banner >ave, and that the name of John Q. Capers e inscribed In gilt letters upon their Joural at their find convention. We have received an invitation to meet iose interested in poultry breeding at Abbeille on the 15th instant, While we will be nable to attend, we do hope that they will acceed In organizing a permanent associaon. No branch of larin industry la more rofiiable and we have longed to see it put pon a higher plan In the South. Some ot our visitors to the plonlc were surrised to see the advanced conditions of our -ops around ihe old Fort. The cotton and >ru is looking exceedingly well. Another tine rain In Cow Grove on laBl Frlay n'gnt, bui none at Ninety-Six. W. J. Moore, Ksq., of Cokesbury, was down ist week on business. MI.-n Emma Sanders has about two dozens iautlful canaries, and by the way she had at le picnic the most beautiful bouquet of loicn (lowers we havo seen this season, and Klit properly they were bestowed upon the *>l.uit young speaker of the occasion. The bicyclists of Ninety-Six did some fast inning last Friday, but none ot them could >pe with our young friend Mr. Simpson [athews Ironi Greeuw<>od. Mr. Giles, of Green wood, and a prominent lember 01 the Abbeville bar, was down lust celt encaged in legal business. The Cokesbury uiue and the Ninety-Six I lie played a hue game of base ball on last rlday evening, resulting lu favor of the mety-slx nine by a score of 20 to 15. I>r. Wenck has moved from Augusta to r<>*x Hill, where he Is now practicing his ro esslon. The people of Cross Hill are formate for Dr. Wenck 1b a mo.it excellent nyslclan. Mwj. Gordon, of Selma, Ala., Is visiting his lughterMrs. Sidney Haltlwanger. Mrs. Lightman, wife of the celebrated slng' Mr. Charlie Lightman, Is spending a while iih Mrs. Fierce K*nard. Greeuwood aod Niuttfy-Six are beautiful id thriving towns and some strange things ippen In both. Kecently a man In each wti sold his wile's milk cow to buy a bicycle, lie next Grand Jury should Indict them. Home of our people who were fretting beiuse ihey thought it was free whiskey and iw the same paitles are fretting because it Is -ohlbitiou. We believe some men would umbleat being hung. It is now a triangular race for the Senate as e bear Col. Robertson Is In the race, l'he eformers will have to provide a big pot ben tbe"bolllng down process"commences. MiRR Louise Tompkins gave a pleasant enrtalnment to some of her friends on last rlday night. Tbe Hon* B. F. Perry, of Greenville, was In inety-Slx a short while on Sunday. He aves for Washington today. He says he is >t a candidate for Congress or any other of:e. Capt. McCaslan leave next Wednesday the th for Chlcamauga. some 01 our pianterB are mrougn cnopping it cotton. Mayor HI ley, of Greenwood, was down at le picnic. Capt. E. M. Lipscomb went to Atlanta last rid?y. Miss Mai Moore, of Greenwood has been lib Miss Ruby Anderson. Little Fuller Lyon, son of Mr. and MrR. J. Fouche, who has been quitesick is iraprovic. The bud worm has committed untold rav[es upon the young corn this spring. Can't >me one suggest a plan to gel rlu of them f Lieutenant Jester, of near M>. Lebanon, us in town recently. East End. A PIN HOOK CITY. Imrjcew fur Boxing, Draynife and <'ollertlou of DraliH ? SrndiitK Freight Around (tie World. The citlc'8 bordering on to ?outh Caiollna ke more or less interest in and supervision .South Carolina politics, and those towns ong the Seaboard Air Line Railroad in any instances would like to trade with Atnta. But, as far as the experience of the Press id Banner goes the people of that city know jlter than any other people how not to make to the interest of the country towns to ade with that city. There are more delays id sharp practices used on customers than e have found elite where. Our experience leads us to believe that uo>dy in thatcity keeps anything in stock, but ierely solicits orders, many of which they tnnot fill, and it filled, subject their custoiers to the most provoking delays. For many a day no dealer in printers suplies outside of Atlanta has charged us for nxlng, drayage, or expense of collecting a Mft. When an Atlanta agent was in town not >ns uko we spoke to him on the subject. He :piied that some of the customers were willig to pay these extra charges, but that his ouse did not Insist on anybody paying them ? h?u "Iriolrfti " Another and most provoking circumstance itendant upon trading witli Atlanta is the elay occasioned in receiving goods from that ty. The Seaboard Air Line road runs directly to .bbevllle from Atlanta. The train comes uIh way every evening, and If freight was uton the cars It must of necessity be on the iaU no longer than it takeB a freight train to in to Abbeville. Notwithstanding this fact, the Atlanta ouses Insist on sending freight, around the 'orld, bv way of Seneca and Hodges. The jwn of Abbeville Is on a branch of branch from the main line of the i. & I), system, and, as far as we can now reall, no fieight has ever been received here In ;ss than lour days, uud sometimes much >nger time is required atier shipment from .tiania. This, taken in connection with the fact of lie almost Interminable delay In shipping, nd the Irequent shipment by detachments, lakes It not desirable to trade with a little In hook town that has to sent off for the lentlcal Items they are presumed to keep in lock. Goods come promptly from Richmond as oon as the cars can come. The same is true f other cities along the Seaboard Air Line, ut It lakes so long to get goodB from Atlanta bat we almost forget that we ever gave the rder. GEO. W. JONES. 1 VhIIhuI Old Soldier Owes to Ills Reward. Capt. Geo W. Jones, of Cokesbury, died at lis home on Sunday, May 13th, after a proracted Illness. Captain Jones was seventyhree years old and had spent bis entire llle >n the Saluda side of this county,except a ew years he resided in Williamston. He was Captain in the late war and known is one oi :he most fearless aud gallant of the nany brave soldiers of the Lost Cause. He eaves an aged wife and one son to mourn his oss. C. Go to W. Joel Smith & Son for Ice-cream [burns. They have the "gem" the latest and >est style. W.Joel Smith & Sous are headquarters or bafe-bulls and but*. We have a beautiful line of cents white and Ightcoloreu summer vests. Prices are right, ouie and see them. W. Joel Smith A *ous. An elegant stock of straw bats, shlrls, <?c. at Smith 4 Son's. ~ ' *.' ;/ BAILROAD RACKET. ( Item* of Iulere?t to Railroad People and Their Friend* ? Picked up Along (he Kond and About Ibe ShopN. Mr. T. B. Willis who had been Houndhouse foreman for quite a while has resigned, Mr. A. J. Corrle who has run as engineer on the G., C. ?& N. Tor Rome time past has been appointed to succeed Mr. Willis. Mr, Corrle is a mechanic and engineer of wide experience, having worked in tbe shops and on the road for the past twenty years, has filled similar positions on other roads. engineer s. m. anivernas moveu nis mmilly to Atlanta ror the present od acconntof hiH lay-over being at that end of the road.; Engineer Butts has gone to Alabama on business lor a few days. Conductor John Cothran who has been on the sick list for a few days, has resumed his run ou the Atlanta Special. Engines 525 and 418 that have been in the shops for an overhauling are recieving the finishing touches this week and will soon be ready for service. The Blacksmith Shop of the G. C. & N. was destroyed by fire Friday morning. Work was only Inlerupted for a few hours. Master Mechanic Shaw had the forges put In order and ashed erected over them. Work is being carried on Just as if nothing had happened. A new shop will be erected at once. Machinist Peterson went over to Elberton on a visit Saturday evening. Engineers Dunbar and Jones made trips on :(8 and 41 on the south end la?t week. Engine Inspecter W. E Clayton has gone to his home at Laurlnburg. N. C., on account of being sick. Captain Newton Williams of the nickie plate has been down to Columbia on a visit for ft few days. Engine 622 is on the blocks in the machine shop for an overhauling. Seaboard Lodge No. 429 International Association of Machinists was organized at this place last week with a charter membership ol 12 and the following officers elected : Foreman, W. R. Young, Conductor, F. M. Fetner, Recording Secretary, Lewis Blount, Financial Secretary, J. C. Howard, Treasurer , J.A. Ynistra, Chaplain, J B. Edwards, Jr.. Outer Guard, J. C. Raines, Inner Guard, P. E. Brazell, ai alio an, rv. ni. nucy. The International Association ofMachlnists ban bad a most phenomenal growth since Its organization six years ago, the first lodge being organized at Atlanta, Ua., by the late Thomas Talbert. There Is 429 Lodges throughout the United States with a membership of 40,000 skilled machinists. This organization also has Its insurance feature whereby a member can insure for whatever amount he wishes. Couductor R. W. Corruthers has returned after a pleasant visit to Savannah and Augusta, Ua. Qeneral Manager John H. Winder passed through Abbeville Monday morning on a special, returning from Raleigb, N. 0., at which place tie has been for the past week on account of the sickness of one o f hir, chll aren. , The following Is taken from the Athens Ga.. Banner of Friday morning, May 12th : The banner had a pleasant call last night rrora Mr. J. L. Anderson. He Is a veteran andasafe engineer, having been on the englue 16 years. He will puil the throttleon the excursion to Atlanta. Mr. Anderson Is a very popular gentleman. Captain R. F. West came over last evening and brought the excursion train which leaves this morning at 7 o'clock for Atlanta. He has many friends here, as he ha* run the G., C. &. S. Athens and Elbertou train. Captain West Is an efficient and accommodating gentleman, and our people will be fortunate to fall Into bis bands. Engineer Marshall handled General Winder's special on the south end Monday morning. SCIENTIFIC FARMING. Adopting Hetbod* by Which the Noll Hay be Removed. In going to White Hall a few days ago, the editor of the Press and Banner thought the crops were looking well, and he knew that many farmers had "laid ofl" their rows up and down the hills. This is genuine science applied to agriculture, and shows marked progress In the business upon which, in reality,all prosperity must depeud. For instance : If the land Is loo rich, how else could the farmer better reduce the excess of fertility than by leeching the ground running his furrows op and down the hill? Again: Suppose we nave a wet snmmer and the land should be too wet for the crop, how else could the water be easier gotten rid ot than hy allowing it to run ott' down the bill? Sometimes the soil is very deep on the clay KUDF0I1 OI IU1B UUUUk;. m o--.UM vuoco vuu.u is no eaRler way In gettlug down to the red clay, which is always so productive, after the top soil is removed. The top soil being a great impediment to the growth of crops, aR well as a draw back to the prosperity of the farm, It is a cheering sight to see the rows laid off In a scientific mauner up and down the hills so as to remove the objectionable soil that covers so much of our rolling hillsides. We noticed still another pleasing feature of the fields. Where ditches were not cut, by the spade and shovel, the rows were plowed across the hillside in such a manner as to enable the water itself to perform the important and otherwise expensive work of dltchine the hill acaoss tke rows. By this method the expense of the old style terrace Is entiaely saved. The old style terrace was a bungling way of accumulating the soli and moisture In sections, which made the growth of the crops uneven. The terrace caused the crops above to grow a different size from that part of the field which was ditched, 011 which the rows were run up and down the hill, and to this extont marred the symmetry and beauty ot the crops while the sheen of the living green was reflected lu the light of the sun. Now, the Improved methods of reducing theexcesslve strength of laDds by galleys and rows up and down the hills is working a 1" tti? / nnnfrw. Th? Roll Ib belli* rapidly carried 4own the hills Into the useless valleys, leaving In sight the beautiful red clay to cheer the farmer and grow his crops In evenness of size and convenience for gathering. Under the old terrace place of saving the soil and moisture the farmer was put to great Inconvenience In gathering the heavy crops in the fall. The terraces themselves were in the way of wagons to haul off the crops, while under the scientific plan or leeching and ditching it makes very little difference whether any wagon goes Into the field at all. Under the advanced skillfull and scientific methods of ditching and running the furrows up and down the hills, we may soon expect a great revolution in the agricultural Interests of thiscountry. There Is nothing likcsclence to Improve land, and to carry oil' the excessive productive strength which Is everywhere to be found in our lands. A. It. P. Church Directory. Pastor?Rev. F. Y. Pressly. Service every Sabbath at 11 30 a. m. and 7..'10 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday night. Sabbath School 10.80 a. m. Superintendent, C. D. Haddon. All persons are cordially invited to attend Cherry and lemon phosphates are the best drinks you can take lor nervousness, at Speed's. If you want one of the finest toilet soaps on the market try crab-apple boijuet. Only ii5c a box of 8 cakes sold by P. B. Speed. Cherry bounce Is the tlnest thing served at Speed'6 fount. Try it and you will continue to call (or that flavor all during the season. P. B. Speed. Do you want something that cools and refreshes your whole system? If you do, call for a glass of pine apple bonbon, at Speed's. I have Just received a tine line or high grade french candy. Come and buy while it is fresh. We have any size box you want. P. B. Speed. Do you suffer with nervous headache? You can always stop it with a refreshing glass of cherry phosphate. Foi sale at Speed's. Go to the Kacket Store when you want good goods cheap. The watch word in trade circles is the Kacket Store on the corner. A new and rresh lot or lacs and embroideries billed ror this weck>t Coleman's Kacket Store. Grain cradles, uew 14 finger Berry grain cradle. Abbeville Supply Co. ! IT you want to sleep late In the morning ' and dou't care to be waked by tiles put a lew pieces of sticky fly paper by the bed. P. B. Speed. * :: -J ROCK HILL'S GRAND GALA. I.AY1XU OF THE CORNER STONE OF THE WOMEN'S COLLEGE. Ten TIioiinmiiiI People Form the WitiiokhIiik; Awemlilii)te-ElAbornt? Exercise* and Ceremonies In the Old Connly of York. [From the Columbia State.] Itock Hill, May 12.?To-day men are all gathered together. Political differences for the first time In yearn are cast aside. All are one In this matter of the education of the women of the State. Tlllmanlte mingles with Conservative and Conservative meets and grasps the hand of Tlllmanlte with the best of feeling. Men may wrangle among themselves, but when woman, that greatest gift of God, and her material welfare Is 10 be considered, they cease to wrangle. At least It Ih so with the South Carolina man. Throughout this day the hearty good feeling which has attached to everything lu relation to the Industrial College has been preserved. Every man seems to be proud of the dawning of the new era In the education ot the women of South Carolina. Then, again, the people of Kock Hill, which by the way, Is perhaps the most thoroughly uctlve business town in the State, now having 5 000 Inhabitants, and street cars ruunfng and rumbling all night, are a hospitable people, and they have done everything possible to mike every man, woman and child feel DerleetIV at home. In this effort the DeoDle of Yom, Lancaster and Chester have heartily united with them, and between them they have aconmplixhed more than any one expected In the way of entertainment. Rock Hill's guests began lo arrive on Friday, and by Friday afternoon It was extremely difficult to secure hotel accommodations. But provision was made lor everybody, and no one has gone hungry or wanted a place to sleep. The crowd has been enthusiastic Irom the very first, and this enthusiasm has been kept up all the way through. THE EVENTS OK THE DAY. At 9:55 o'clock the first Instalment of the visiting crowd arrived Id the city. Long before that hour everybody had been up and doing, ninslc bad been soandlng upon the streets, the sidewalks were lined with all the preparations lor the success of the greatest day lu Rock Hill's history were practically completed. The Fort Mill band went to the depot about IfcHO o'clock, and along with them went a majority of Rock Hill's citizens and member* of the reception coin ml lee to meet the students of tue Wlntbrop's brother college?Olemson. This train, which had left 1 ClemKon at 4 a. in., was composed of many coaches and had aboard beHides the faculty j of the college, the corps ol V!8 cadets, all in rull dress gray uniform In command or Lieut. 1 Donaldson, of the United States army, and many peopie from along the line of road be- 1 tween this city and Fort HiH. There were about 800 in all. All of the members of the faculty came except Profs. Hardin and Hart 1 and Dr. Bracket!. The boys were soon drawn i into line and the battalion formed. They i bad had their guns only three weeks, but nanaiea mem ime veterau soldiers ana inuae a handsome appearrfnce. THE titKIJj OK WINTHROl'. At 10:10 o'clouk Ihe special train of elglit coaches which left Columbia at 7 a. m. arrived In the city. There were over 600 visitors aboard. Among them were the corps of sixty fair Btudents of the Wlnthrop Normal College who next year will come to Rock Hill to attend the very school the dedication of which they have watched to-day. They were In charge of Presldeut 1'. B. Johnson and t he following members of the faculty : Miss I-eonara, principal,and her assistants, Misses McCants, Wood row, Souther, Bonham and Stoney. The girls seemed to be happy and did not seem to have minded their long ride in the least. They were soon taken oat to the college grounds and given seats of honor upon the large stand. Accompanying the Winthrop contingent were all of the teachers of the Columbia graded schools and a few of the scholars. In addition to these there were the young ladles of the South Carolina College for Women of Columbia, in charge of President W. R. Atkinson and his faculty, and then again there were a number of the students of the South Carolina College. Thev were accompanied by President Woodrow and Professors Sloan, rsurney, jrauon, isagny, joyues, rope, una Flinn of the faculty. The college boys wore special badges and Joined in tbe parade. As the Clemson cadets passed up street on their way to the city hall to await tbe forma* lion of tbe parade. Governor Tillman stood upon the piazza of tbe Carolina Hotel and watched them pass. Among the notable visitors who came in upon the train from Columbia, not Including thoRe mentioned above, were W. D. Evans, K..R. Hemphill. Col. F. M. MIxson, John Gary Evans, Col. P. W. McMasler, W. A. Neal and wife, D. W. McLaurln, H. M, Johnson, Rev. M. M. Klnard, Geo. Evans, J. T. Barron, F E. Smith. Comptroller General Ellerbe, McDonald Furman, Mrs. Hannah Hemphill Coleman, one of the original commissioners ol the College, Miss Blanche O'Neale, Miss Grace Moore, Miss Agnes McAllister und other ladles from Columbia and elsewhere. PREPARING TO CELEBRATE. About 10.30 o'clock the carriages lor the specially Invited guests began to arrive at the hotel, and very soon the committee ol reception and arrangements escorted tbelr occupuntsout, placed them therein, and they were driven to the massing point. In the meantime the Masons, tbe members of tbe .State Grand Lodge, began to assemble also at the hall of the local Masonic Lodge, where they donned their elaborate regalia. There were many of them, and they came from all parts of the Stale. The contingent of.Masons was in charge of the grand officers of the Grand Lodge of tbe State who were to lay the massive and beautiful corner-stone of the h#nrt?nm? new hnllMtnp which Is destined SO ' soon to become the educational resort of the ' young women of South Carolina. ' i TIIK PROCESSION MOVES. I Shortly before 11 o'clock the procession be- ! gan to move. It went up Main atreel a piece. . then down Caldwell, and turning out ol' Caldwell proceeded down White street until the ( road leading directly to the front of the beautiful college building was reached. The pa- J radewasln every sense of the word u inuut attractive one. At the head of the parade rode Capt. Iredell Jones, the chairman of the committee of arrangements, and the members thereof. Following came many of the marshals of the day and the Gold Hill cornet band. Then came the members of the general committees of arrangements and all otner committees. Then followed the Governor of the State and all State olllcers and Use members of the reception committee In carriages. Following the carriages came the State Grand Lodge of Masons. There were 75 or 100 members of the Lodge, alt wearing full regalias and bearing In their hauds the various symbols ot the order. They made a handsome appearance. They were escorted by 'i'? members of Hock Hill Lodge, No. HI. Following the Masons came the corps of Clemson Cadet*. THE CORNER STONE. The corner-stone was placed JiiKt above the granite foundation In the east corner of the tower, and laces Oak laud Avenue and the city. The stone Ik a gray sandstone, three feet thick, the largtr base being 41 by Inches, and the smaller 2!) by inches. On the Oakland Avenue face of the stone will be the following inscription : Wlnthroo Normal and Industrial College, IsSH." Iiruee tSc Morgan, Architect1--. Thompson & Decker Construction Company, Builders. A. D. IK'Jl. On the other fate there appeared : Hoard of Trustees: B. K. Tillman. Governor, Chairman; E. S. Joynes, H. B. Buis?. W. J. Hoddey. VV. N. Elder. A. C. Fuller, F. B. Gary, W. I). Maylleld, T. A. Crawford, 11. K. Hemphill, L). W. McLaurln. A. H. Patterson, .1. K. Brazeale, W. B. Hun lap, Secretary and Treasurer. Surmounting the stone proper was another souiewnal smaller stone with the following Inscription on Its south face: "S. 1'. I)endy G. M.. A. L. ")Si>4," theMasoulc emblems appearing in the center. On the east face was the Inscription, "NV. H. Stewart, .Superintendent." EKJHT OK TEN THOUSAND. The crowd steadily increased, and It is Rale to say that while thp exercises were at their height, there were 8.000 or 10,000 people on the ; college grounds, all packed as near the centre of interest us possible. THE EXERCISES REOIN. At 11.40 the exercises of the day began. Governor Tlllmun forced his way through the crowd to the front of the stand and In a very loud and clear voice enld : "The meeting will come to order. The meeting will please come to order. Please get quiet. The exercises of the clay will be opened with prayer by the Rev. J. M. Mercer." | liev. J. M. Mercer of Greenville then step, ped forward and made the opening prayer. At the conclusion of the prayer Governor Tillman announced that there were present to-day the advance guard of the young wom?n who would soon fill the hulls of this magnificent building; young women who came from every couDty and section of the State, the young ladies of the Winthrop College; they would render a song. The song was sweetly sung by tlie sixty young ladies of the college. Promptly at the noon hour, after the applause which followed the song had subsided. Governor Tillman stepped to the frontof the stand and began to deliver his introductory address. It took the Governor exactly threequarters of an hour to deliver his address, and throughout he was lime and time again interrupted by vociferous applause. Governor Tillman's speech seemed to make a great Impression upon his bearers. and the closing portion of It created considerable comment among people 01 all classes. Governor Tillman'* A?ltlre?s. Ladies and Gentlemen: This is a great and glorious day for South Carolina. It in a day of promise and bright hope for York county, but the men and women whose breasts should swell and throb with deepest emotions of grntulation ttnd pride are the men and women of Rock Hill?those whose pluck, self-reliance, fur-sighted business instincts and patriotism made them enter the race tor the prize and come out winners. If, as is always clearly apparent, the prize is a greater, more valuable one than they themselves ever dreamed, then I know every one of you who comes to celebrate the public Installation of thlsgrand Institution will join me in congratulations to the people of this ambitious, progressive little city and your hearty sympathy is shown bv this outpouring of people to Witness her triumph. We have met to celebrate with fitting: ceremonies the laying of the corner-stone of this grand State institution of leaning. It is, as it were, the public and official birth of the Woman's College. As chairman of the board of trustees the task has fallen to me? and I perform it willingly?to make a few introductory remarks. And first let me say that, in casting about in my mind for something nttinz the occasion, I thought It would interest you to know something about the ceremony ItmsH and I went to work to look up the subject. I soon tound that 1 had gotten into very deep water?so deep in fact that I have never touched bottom?for although I have ransacked encyclopedias and Masonic dictionaries, I can find nothing very clear on the subject, and absolutely nothing as to its origin. We read every day of the laving oi the corner-stone of this monument or tbut edifice or church, and it is always done by Free Mason*, nut the Mason* themselves, while thpy employ a most imposing ritual and use symbols that are very impressive, are equally in the dark with ourselves as to when. where, or by whom the ceremony was Instituted. In tracing the mutter up I got as fur back as the Book ot Job?one of the oldest books in the world. He lived more than Hfteen hundred years before Christ, according to the accepted chronology and in this awe-inspiring qnery. propounded by God himself to the Man nf Many Sorrows: "Where wast thou when 1 luid the foundations of the earth; declare if th"U hast understanding? Wbc has laid the measures thereof, ii Ihou knowust? or who hath stretched (he line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened ? or who laid the corner-stone thereof, when the morning stars sang together acd all the suns of God shouted for loy ?" Hore we find mention made of the corner-stone of the earth, as though it were an edifice built by God himself; also of the "line'* which Masons use for their measuring. Of course the Cook of Job was written by a nmn and necessarily bis similes had reference to pre-existing conditions and enstoms, and the beautiful ceremonial, which you will shortly witness, will excite in your hearts and minds sensations and thoughts of the most solemn and inspiring nature, l'he mind will dwell upon the idea of a great first Bause, a sure foundation and a wise adaptation of means to ends, while the heart will be lifted in gratitude for the blessings we enjoy in this world and tbe bone of a higher life in the next; and, then, the imagination will picture brightest dreams and anticipations for the future of the institution which we propose to erect here, and the boundless benefits that are to acrue therefrom to our State and people. Victor Hugo, in speaking of tne pyramids, describes them us "so old that they have forgotten the names >f their founder, ' and while, as we have seen, there is nothing in history touching the origin of the cer smoDy of laying tde eornor-stone, the flrat beginaings of Masonry, che origin of the order, are equally i mystery. It in claimed by some that the Masonic fraternity first became an organized or corporate body it the building of Solomon's Temple, which was dedicated nearly 2,900 years ago. Whether this be true 3r lulse, there la absolute proof that the Masons are the moH ancient guild or order la the world; and, while Hngo's apothegm is applicable to the fraternity, it Is certain that a ceremony, similar possibly to the ?ne which you will witness to-day, was performad at Lite beginning of the erection of that magnificent sdiflce, which David's son erected to the Most High. In the days of old, It Is true that the Mason was the man who hewed the stone, fitted It to its place, tried it wilh bis level, measured it with his square ilxed Its perpendicular by his plummet, and placed it in position as a basis and starting point of the edifice. But while the stoBe cutler of to-day may be a Free Mason, the Free Mason is no longer necessarily o worker with the hammer and cbisel. The history of the transition from the active, practical workman to the speculative, mysterious philanthropist and doei if charitable works might Interest you, but I must msten on, and you wlll'doubtless be more than willin:; to have your minds brought back from this excursion into the dim past, with its unknowable mysteries and Its Inspirations, to the present with its duties and high purposes. The history of higher education in South Carolina "or men is one of which our poeple may well be proud, rhe Sooth Carolina College, at Columbia, wasfonnded ill 1S01, ninety-three years ago, and It has always delei ved unci received a handsome support from the State. The Citadel, another school for boys was esmblished fifty-one years ago. Until within the last eight years, these two colleges, which were promptly reopened as soon 08 the white >eople regained possession of the government in touth Carolina In 1S76, were considered ample by hose who bad control to supply all the needs of our >eople for higher education l?y the State. Dut the wheels of progress were moving, even in ^oiith Carolina, and. after u somewhat nrotracted and litter .struggle, another sellout for boys?Clemson allege?was established In 188!) by act or the Gen'ral Assembly, and opened its doors to students last July. This school is a new departure. The three fundsuental Ideas which have actuated those who plead irit, and who have opened it so successfully, are jhenpness, the dignity of labor, and the application of ipplied science to practical affairs. It Is "bread and liutter" school in every sense of the word, seeking to lit men for the occupations they Intend to follow, ivlille giving a good practical drill in the English branches, li was contended by those who opposed its being [ounded, that the man should be educated first and lra?e bim to acquire technical or special training afterwards. The iiindamentnl Idea of the Clemson curriculum is that the two shall go together; that while the mind Is being drilled to reason correctly and the brain cultivated bv the acquisition of knowledge, the hand and eye tiholl also be trained, and that, Instead ol wasting time in physical culture in the gymnasium, or oil the bane ball ground or in the tennis court, the boy shall receive all necessary muscular levelopinetnt by performing labor which is educational on the farm and in the workshop. That this college has met a long felt-want and that our people have faith and hope for the new system of education, you have occular demonstration in the splendid c irps of cadets, numbering 560, who have paid their own wav to come across the State to give an earnest of tlie pleasure they feel in adding eclat to the occasion which has brought us together. Consider that ten months ago every one of these erect, manly looking youngsters was a gawky, siouchy country lout or city dude, while half of them have only been at Clemson since Eebrnrary, and you will give due credit *to those iu charge of it for the transformation which has been wrought I have reason to know that the transformation going on their minds is equally marked. These youths are the seed com of our country. They are being taught that God helps those who help themselves; that success in life requires self-reliance and labor; that work is honorable; that work is necessary,and that South Carolina will never achieve greatness except through the etToits of her own children ; that knowledge of books Is good, but not the on'y knowlege that Is necessary ; that knowledge of things is bett'T; and that skill, energy and perseverance. with diversified pursuits, will aloue wake South Carolina great and prosperous. We find, when we come to recapitulate, that the South Carolina College, hoary with age and rendered illustrious by the famous men it has educated, stands strong and sturdy among its clustering elms, lo our Catii tal City. The Citadel, equally honored by its alumni, is doing Its special work in Charleston. Clemson, which is spanned by such a bright rainbow of promise, is fanned by the mountain breezes ol Oconee. All for boys. What have we done for our women* Where does the State educate its luture mothers * The answer to the one question is "nothing;" the answer to the other is alas, too often, "nowhere.'" But. thank God, tlii* great wrong will soon he righted. This reproach on our justice and our statesmanship will no longer cause us to blush. We have waited long?too long? but tardy justice will be done to the sisters of the boys lor whoso education the State has spent hull- | dreds ol thousands of dollars, while the girls have received nothing. Grander in design than any or all of them, larger and more elaborate In architecture, more beaiitiiul ami ornamented, as Is fitting; the Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina, will ere long pierce the sky with its stately spire, and the sky ol York will be spanned by another blight rainbow | of promise, that will attract the gaze of the people, j not only of this State, but of many States. I The building, whose corner-stone we lay to-day, Is 1 one or the largest tingle school edifices In the South, and. when the two domitories, which are required to complete the plan, are erected, it will be the lorgest lemale college nf its kind in the Union. Be it said to the men of the State that, whether from shame at their lone neglect, or from a tardy realization of the necessity and importance of the system of training which we propose to lnaugorate here, that there has nnt been one dissenting voice tbns far raised against the building and equipment of this college, since the idea ilrst took shape three years ago. Before I proceed to gi*e a brief outline of the n<\hu a it <1 nldn /if tKu tnatltiltlnn oa It hau Kauri mapped out by the Board of Trustees, I would go hack a little to speak of Clemson. As you all know, tbat college is Incited at Fort Ilill, the old house or Carolina's greatest statesman. John C. Calhoun. The history or its endowment by Mr. Clemson, whose name it hears, is not necessary to be given as yon ore all familiar with it. It is of the connection of the pchool with Calhoun's memory and spirit, which is its presiding genius, that I wish to speak. In ISft), Daniel WebBter, Calhoun's great compeer In the Senate, was made Secretary <>f State in Fillmore's Cabinet, and his place was filled by appointment of the Governor of Massachusetts. In March of that year. Calhoun passed to the land of shadows, and this successor of Webster, a man of noted ancestry, of ripe scholarship, the highest integrity and character, the broadest statesmanship, eloquent and every way fitted to do the subject justice, pronounced a eulogyupon the dead Carolinian, in the House of Represenatlves, of which he had been a member for ten years previous, which was eminently worthy of hotb. This Is the bond of union between the two men. Disgusted with the trend of political affairs, for he was a friend of the South, Ibis man retired from public life and devoted himself to other pursuits and good works, as have mad>; his name a household word in America. So that, when George Peabody, the celebrated philanthropist who has done so much for education in the South, died, this gentleman was appointed chtarman of the Board of Trustees to carry out bis will. This was more than twenty-five years ago, and you can readily see that he must be very old. At bis home in Boston he Is calmly awaiting the call of tbe Master. It was unr hope and purpose, and we used every effort to have him grace this occasion with his presence, but his physical condition did not permit. In response, however, to our urgent Invitation, he has gent us a letter, which 1 will read: Boston, Mass., May 8,1894. His Excellency Governor Tillman, The Hon. W. D. Mayfleld, Professor Edward 8. Joyues, Committee. Gentlemen: Your must obliging letter of the 30th ult., reached ine last evening, and I hasten to acknowledge it with my sincere thanks. When ray Illustrious friend, Mr Peabody, to whose memory all the tributes of 1 Southern schools and colleges rlghtlally belong, placed in my hand his great instrument of endow- 1 inent, more than a quarter of a century ago, and appointed me the permanent chairman of his trustees, 1 1 did not dream for 8 moment of the duties or distino- ' lions which that appointment would involve. My heart, like that of Mr. Peabodv, was wholly engrossed with the welfare of the children of the South, and with the restoration of brotherly lovo among the people of the Union. I could not have Imagined that I should enter my 86th year, il at alL, to be 80 highly honored as your communication announces, in the old State of couth Carolina. Conscious of having cooperated to tbe extent of my ability with my fellow trustees and with our succssiye general agents, Dr. Sears and Dr. Curry, in promoting the vital cause of education in all the Southern States, which were included in Mr. Peabody'a endowment, I tare repeatedly excused myself from any personal recognition. 1 have fonnd an ample reward for all I have done ?r attempted to do in the signal success with which the efforts of our board have been attended and blessed. 1 cannot, however, be insensible, as my life is drawing so near to iti> close, to the distinguished compliment arranged for my approaching birtnday. Most . hi-artlly do 1 wish I could be with you at Rock Hill ' personally on that occasion, but age and infirmities 6 compel ine to deny myself, and I can only assure you c of my heartfelt gratitude. ! The Normal and Industrial College with which c South Carolina has honored my name had already ? fulfilled the expectation and hopes of its friends, under the devoted care of President Jobnsoo, May it continue to be, for centuries to come, an ornament and support to the State which has so wisely and liberally founded it. Believe me, gentlemen, respectfully and faithfully your obliged fellow citizen. Robert C. Wintbrop. I will say here, by war of parenthesis, that it was i through bis fostering care, as trustee of Peabody t Fund, that the Training School for Teachers, started i in Colombia in 1886, began the work which laid th: | foundations of the institution which we are-now ? erecting. s ?l.kop.w I voice the sentiment of every man, woman and cbli'd in lMs~an<fteW?? "BtrrT ni SmrttrOwwHwt,that it is altogether fit and right that we have honored Calhoun's Mend and eulogist by giving bis name to Clemson1# twin sitter. Anal know you will all unite with me in the prayer tbat this grand, good old man may be spared at least to see the fruition of our hopes In the assembling within these walls of 600 South Carolina girls for whom we are preparing. Neither of these men can receive any honor from the association of their names with tbe two colleges. Let u s bone that tbe youths of our State from association will emulate their illustrious example. This school is to be known as tbe WlnthroD Normal and Industrial College. These two words "Normal" and "Industrial" are tbe two lode of stars which must guide our people out of the wilderness of poverty, ignorance and stagnation, which surrounds us. Within their meaning lies our only hope?tbe one says educate: the other means work. I would not be understood as claiming or intending tbat the women of our State do nut now work, or that tbey are ignorant. In ?act some years ago in discussing tbe causes of our depressed financial condition, I made the as- j sertlon?and I stick to it yet?that only two classes of our population did their due share of work. No N observant or fairminded person will deny that our t wives and daughters have met the changed conditions v wrought by the emancipation of tbe slaves with t much greater success and fortitude than the men, and j that tbey do a much larger portion of work tban we c do. On tbe other band, It is equally patent that the a hulk or the labor amene the colored Deonle is Der- . formed by tbe men. " 1 But to racurn to tbe scope ami purpose of tbe two . lines of teaching wbicb we expect to pursue here. We desire to say that we fully realize and understand u the great need of better teachers?teachers trained v specially for that vocation. There are hundreds and thousands of fairly well educated women in our State, mai.yof whom are following the noble avocation ol teaching, But tbe mere possession of knowledge does not carry with it tbe power of imparting It, of ^ exciting emulation, of making study interesting, of training children bow to think and exercise their k reasoning powers. I have often thought that teachers v are born, not made; and we occasionally meet with . those who have a genius for imparting knowledge, r But tbe Improved systems *>hich have been adopted In the Wintbrop School, and facility with which all t the graduates of that school obtain positions at more ? remunerative wages than others of equal education, who have not had its advantages, is proof tftat nor- b dial training is an absolute necessity and invaluable. Without reflecting In tbe slighest upon tbe work which has hitherto been done in this line, it Is our purpose to enlarge and Improve on that work, and It will be our ambition to have such professors and inaugurate such it curriculum as will not only furnish facilities for persons already educated to get this normal training, but to take the voung girl fresh from home and carry her through all the classes up to the ( highest proficiency in the normal department, confer- ( ring degrees for tbe varying degrees of proficiency. ] There will never he any restrictions as to tne num- 7 ber of normal students, but we will take all who aj>- j ply for this specific training. But along with the normal, coordh.?ted and of equal importance, will be the iuduetrial feature of the school. Somebody long ag? said "Knowledge was j>owt*r." In those latter days we have also come . to leorn that knowledge is also money?independence. 1 And knowledge, coupled with skill, backed by industry, will ulvvays insure any woman, however fragile, absolute exemption from want and poverty, livery father, who thinks aright, would have his daughter, i'f 1 thrown on ber own resources, able to earn her own support. The effects of slavery upon our habits and customs are still plainly visible, however. We are . disinclined as a people to have our women leave 1 home to seek their fortunes or enter into industrial life. The consequence is that, with the system of education which has hitherto prevailed, preparing wo men solely to adorn the drawing room and shine in society, our women have been altogether helpless and ? our system of education has been a fatal blunder, J How uiany thousands ol our women, tenderly nurtured. carefully trained at the expensive boarding schools hove found themselves by the death of fath- 4 er, brother or husband, thrown on their own resources. left to battle with the cold, hard word by the loss of their protectors. Every day we come across some of these, and, while an increasing number have , found positions of late years as clerks in stores, the vast army have had no other avenues open to them except work as seamstresses or in cotton factories. In these latter, owing to the fact that manufacturing Industries of our State have only developed in the coarser fabrics, their labor has not been very remuner- 1 ative, and it is only sought as the dernier resort. < Any one who has visited the Northern cities and fac- ' tones is struck with the painful contrast in the dress, demeanor, Intelligence and evident prosperity of tinskilled female labor, compared with that which we see here in the South. We can and must change this. ; In the industrial department of this college it is our intention to teach everything and have the students practice every industrial art that will lead to : independence. Music will be taught, but only as an | Industrial art?in other words with such proficiency I only in singing and playing us will insure livelihood. 1 As an ornament it will not be taught at all, and those I lacking in special talent will not receive tuition in it. . But don't understand me as meaning that we intend j only to fit those who enter the industrial departments for making their own support. We will have a laundry. where the girls will do their own washing and Ironing. The cliemlstry and practicc of cookery will be taught and everything connected with housekeeping. The dining room and dress-making departments and all that goes to make up those thousand and one things which a woman bos to do to make a pleasant home, will be taught in the besi manner possible. | They will be taught by having them done by the : students themselves, for we will have no servants ex-1 cept for the drudgery work. All the distinctions of wealth will be done away with. Every pupil In tbe school will be required to wear an uniform, and a girl's whole clothing outfit, for a year, will coat not exceeding 820. I'm getting In deep water here, for I am not altogether skilled in this department; but I know every lather and husband will sympathize with our aspirations along thla line: 1 wTTl simply say, as a corollary, that I have daughter off at a boarding school who has been gone nearly a vear. She carried off a bie Saratoga trunk full, and her mother has sent her so many .lresfies since she left that she will nave to buy another trunR to get back home witb. And we are determined that no girl shall ever leave tbe Wintbrop College with or bring to it a Saratoga trunk. There will be no conflict or rivalry oetwoen tbe Normal and Industrial departments, In fast the normal students will be required to take indoatrial training In order that we mav be able to have manual training taught by the Wlnthrop graduates in our free common schools, when this feature shall be grafted on to our school system as we hopo to see done ere long. Now, I am going to do some very plain talking. While nor our aspirations and ambitions are all In the direction of fitting women for self-support, both as teachers and as followers of Industrial avocations, I want it understood that 1, at least, am Irrevocably opposed to anything being done or taaght here that will tend in tbe slightest degree to rub the bloom off of the peach. God forbid that this school shall ever send forth a woman who has been nnsexed. We wouiu nave me clinging, neipiesa creatures, able to stand erect and walk; we would have tbe bird If necessary given wings to fly from borne?seek avenues of Independence, but never never, never have any of tbe daughters of 8outb Carolina, who shall be trained within these walls, by reason of the strength and selfreliance which we hope to Impart here, become other than helpful wives and happy self-respecting (Bothers. Woman's special province In life is that of a home-maker. Her greatest glory, her proudest distinctly! jn, the object of her creation in fact, la that of motherhood. ' "Woman, God's last, beet gift to man," la associated with all that Is brightest and noblest in men's !ives. as daughter, slstljr, sweetheart, wife, mother she Is an inspiration and a solace. As a wile she doubles man's joys and halves his sorrows, simply by sharing them, but the holiest, purest, most self-sacrificing is that of a mother. It is to fit women to be mothers, high, noble, properly trained mothers, the natural ana proper guaraians of children, that this school is founded. We will start it in that path, give it the bias and direction to which it should be held, and thus best discharge tbe high doty Imposed upon us by those who have placed na in control. Contrast the picture 1 nave drawn of a woman trained in all tbe domestic aria and economics and some bread - w in nim? mvuimHaii anif-*aiun? strong, yet withal modest, self-respecting tod ladylike. wltb what we sometimes see, oftener read about, a strong-minded, bold, brazen, pert, seif-asserting female, prating of "woman's right*," man's tyranny uul selflishness, the degradation of nursing children md so on, an uauseaxu. The first a picture to illuv trata Wordsworth's noble lines: c-<. "She was a phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight, A lovely aspiration, sent . To be a moment's ornament; Her eyes as stars of twilight fair, Like twilights, two, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful dawn. "A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles ; The reason firm, the temperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength and skill; A perfect woman, nobly planned. To warm, to comfort and to command." Of the other I have no fit description, for poets lave never sung her praises, but her podtion in the istimatlon ot all right-thinking men and women an be pretty well set forth in the last line ot of a >iece or doggerel brought home from school a tew lays ago by a little six-year old daoghter. who took ;reat delight id repeating it: ' I know a little girl With a little curl Hanging right down her forehead ; When shelsgood She la very, very good, But when she ia bad ahe ia horrid." These composite unnatural, unaexed women, atriva ng to be like oien, and to do like men. hare lo*t alhelr finer graces and char ma which have alwayl nade men the slaves of the wz, have gained nothing n exchange except their own morbid nnlf ruraom luch women ;are simply horrid, and It will b?.the mbl'.lon and ore of all friends of thia college that t shall uever send forth ?r harbor one of theee "horW ueatnrr*. Srwy Uue uiau abiwwMnatko ? xlstence and paya dne respect to "womui'a rights.'' Wordsworth gives her the right to "command," and ill men since Adam set us the example in obedience ven to do evil, have obeyed when the behest vas given by a true woman in a womanly 'ay. The young men who will be trained at Clemson.ln he manner I have indicated will naturally look ilther and seek among the stadenta who will flock o Bock Hill for their future helpmeets. Thoy are ven here new reconoitering the ground. And after Tlnthrop gets fully under way I think that it onght 0 be the fixed policy of the management of the two olleges have frequent migrations to and fro, for it I fill inspire and help the boya to come here and the :irlswlll be equally benefited by an occasional exursion to Ciemson. The alliance la a natural one nd the two schools run into each other, and are last a much bone of bone, fiesh of one flesh as thongn aleady married. But I must hasten to a conclusion and leave to the iistingulshed orator of the day fully and more elo* uent discussion of these themes. Before closing I want to give emphasis to one bought. I have already pointed out the unanimity dth which men of all classes, conditions and ideas lave Joined hands In aiding to erect this school. It s the one thing and the only thing upon whlcb tbe nen of South Carolina are at present united. Only lluding, in 'passing, to the division and bitterness rhich exist among our people, allow me to express he hope that this point of union may grow and pread; that the inspiration of this day may prove 1 harbinger and help to hasten the- restoration or tbst isrmony and friendly feelina which existed and phlch must necessarily return before we can have ny great degree of prosperity. Oar internets are ne.our ancestry is the same, let us yield to the rale if justice and reason and the government of the maorlty. for we be brethren. Why not dwell together 8 brethren? As In the days of old the ancient Sablnes were >rought to peace with the Romans by the women rho had been seized and borne off captive to become 4 be wives of the latter, so may the women of South Jarol'na become our peacemakers. Let them take hold oi the work in earnest, go to all be campaign meetings in full force to make their ithers, husbands and brothers behave tbemselea ; and t the end of the summer we will have "something etter"than prohibition or the sub-treasury. 'Peace in all oar hearts; Peace in all oar homes.'' Hnnd?y School Conference. Tbe eleventh annual session of the Abbeville bounty Sunday School Conference, M. E. ,1 ?. mill A* .'LI UltU OUUtU, Will UD UC1U BkV iUbi UtUUIOI, riiursday and Friday 24, and 25, May, 1894. rhe introductory sermon will be preached by Sev. A. B. Watson, Wednesday night 8:30 3. m. PROGRAM. THURSDAY. 11.00 a. in.?Devotional service. Rev. E. W. Mason. ORGANIZATION. Introduction.?Aim and Scope of the Sunday School Conference. George C. Hodges. fteports:?Successes recouotecl, Failures lamented, and Improvements prom lsed. Delegates Social Meeting. AFTERNOON. 1.00. Reports(See above.) S.30. AddressHow can we Interest old folks In Sunday-School work. Rev. J. C. Stall, R. W. Mayor, J. T. Parks. 1:30. Question Box .-?Answers by P. L. Sturkey, James Cotbran. EVENING. }:1">. The Best Method for Systematic Bible Study. C. V. Hammond, Rev. H. W. Bays. FRIDAY. 10.00. a. m.?Opening. 10.15. Reports. (See above.) 10.4"). The Sunday-School Library and its contents. J. F. Lyon, F. B. Gary. AFTERNOON. MO.?The Unconscious Influence of a Consecrated Teacher. Rev. E. Q. Prloe. J. D. Foucbee. J:30. Symposium.?How can 1 contribute during ihe coming year to the greater efficiency of my Sunday-Schol t Shortspeeches not over 5 minutes, open to the entire Conference. 4:30. Reports of Committees and Miscellaneous Business. Methodist Minutes and Superintendents of Sunday-vSchools with one delegate for every tlfty on;the roll within the county will compose the Conference. Superintendents are urged to have delegates to the Conference ele?led immediately. Preserve this program, and keep your eye on that symposium. GEORGE C. HODGES, _ President. 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