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* The Press and Banner.' BY HUGH WILSON. Ten Images. ABBEVILLE, S. C. j tt&"Published every Wednesday at $2, a year in advance. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1897. Throwing Stoue*. , Speaking for this newspaper, we seldom j read such articles as have for their purpose j the lujury of anybody's good name, but a few ; days ago we violated our rule by reading in i the Augusta Chronicle an editorial which j . v,-as copied from the News and Courier in reference to Governor Atkinson accepting a railroad pass to California and back. About one column was occupied in an apparent! effort to convince the public that Governor j Atkinson was corrupt, or at least, was accept- j; ing questionable civilties from the railroads, j In doing so there could have been no hope of j doing a public service. The animus of the I whole thing was shown in the attempt to injure the good Dame of tho Governor ol i the State of Georgia. Governor Atkinson rose to the position of Governor of Georgia on his own merits. He L was a poor boy. He had no blue blood in hist veins, but lie had that royal native manly j ( blood that brings men to the front, ard 1 makes the humblest boy a man among men. , Such men are never free from the assaults of \, the men whom they have outstripped in the , race of life. Poor boys, by the blue bloods, j are too often regarded as usurpers, while the |, little fellows that they may have left behind are almost sure to vent their spleen and envy. Governor Atkinson ran for the office of Governor without asking permission from anybody. He did more than assume to run /or the office of Governor. He had the presumption to run against the reguiarortbodox blue blooded royalty; and for this reason, It; may be, be committed a great crime against the morals and digulty of the State of Georgia when he accepted a free railroad ride. Did ; any mortal man ever hear of any outcry ( against the old orthodox crowd for accepting anything? Bat togo back a little. We presume that i no man in the State of South Carolina has to-day in Ills pockets more raiiroaa passes than have the editors and employees of the News and Courier. And we presume that no man in the State of Georgia has half as many j tickets as have the Chronicle and Its em-1 ployees. Farther, we presume that Governor Atkin- , son has paid as much railroad fare as have the editors of both the Newe and Courier and the Chronicle. , If we are not in error the News and Courier and the Chronicle have men out on the rail., * roads?men who live there from year to year, j Anst htKa ?rtor maba unaplol 1 our iirrn nCP- i meats for board at hotels on the lines of their travel. Now, the point wbich we would make Is, J that If it is corrupt In the Governor of Geor- j gla to accept a free ride over railroads;, through and to distant States?to say nothing of the Georgia road6?wherein are the News ! 1 and Courier and the Chronicle guiltless in 1 dally doing tbe same thing in their own < v States? 1 If Governor Atkinson is corrupt how can j, these newspapers set up a claim to purity? ! 1 They are botb in the same category, and by I no method of reasoning can they fairly place ! , Governor Atkinson in a worse light tlian i I tbey must assume for themselves. j \ 'The Press aod Banner knows the stereotyped reply to this is, that the papers publish I . the schedules. In return railroads ulve editors 1 passes to ride as m uch as tbey(please. That Is the balm which soothes their own conscience and warrants them in assailing others fordoing the same thing of which they are t practically and actually guilty. t To show that the pay for passes in adver- 1 tislnglnthe merest assumption is to cite the ) fact that both these virtuous and entirely correct newspapers advertise for grocers, jew- J elry dealers, clothiers, dress maKers, intllinoyt? olarno onH cn (apI h Wo qantliro tn 1 UW J oiui vo, auu ou iui iii> ?? v f vu^ui v v? suggest tbat neither of these editors tuke pay 5 for\helr advertising in a free pass to go into ] any of the stores to help themselves to as much as they may choose to take; and we venture further to suggest, that these editors have never asked or obtained such privileges for their employees at any of these stores. Again. We suggest that no such offices ever do Job printing and furnl6h stationery for railroads and take pay In tickets. Because of the laws the railroads are not allowed to giv<j anybody a free pass. To evade the effect of this law, when an editor wants a free pass he generally contracts to do advertising, which advertising may or may f not be done. If Governor Atkinson Is corrupt In accepting a free ride to San Francisco, how can : the members of the South Carolina Press As-! aociation remain pure and spotless, if they go i on a free pass to Nashville next May ? It Is a pretty cheap man who cau be bought I * with a free ride on a railroad, aud the mem- ( hers of the South Carolina Legislature may ' liavc^ realized that fact when they made it ' unlawful for members of the General Assem bly and Slate officers to accept free rides. They knew themselves, and perhaps they j bad an estimate of the kind of men that the Reform party would put In office, and so to. : prevent the evil effects of the blandishment ! of a free pass from Columbia to their homes, j they made special provisions against mein * bers accepting the same. But the editors of great dallies get down to the level of cross-roads politicians when assailing the good name of the Governor of the State or Georgia for doing once what these dallies do every day. Such action may be based on a disposition to put a stain on somebody's good name, even if they have nothing better than ? a pretext for so doing. We venture to suggest that Governor Atkln: * son is as pure as any editor who does the < same thing that he does. i Are There ClnHsea in South Carolina? It makes a tired feeling come over us when we see so much legislation, or attemptod leg- j islation, in reference to particular people. It has been the boast of our country that1 one man is as good as another, and that there is no nobility or rank, except that nobility which comes lrom nature and Individual ef fort. -j But the Legislature of South Carolina , would seem anxious to establish classes! I amoug our people. J They can hardly do anything without want-1 lng the farmers coddled and honied. Then they make a class of landlords that must en- ' Joy special privileges. The factory operatives must be voted serfs and their very hours ot lator must be regulated. Another class is nought to be made of the employers of labor. One set of laborers ought not to be allowed to j work for more than eight hours a day, while , another set may be required to work iudeii.' i nitely. IJ It seems to a layman that all such efforts to ' establish classes in free America is based on ? no better or more patriotic motive than that of ' gaining populaYity at the sacrifice of that f principle which should be dear to every j 1 American citizen?equal rights. To say that j a lactory operative needs the protection of r the law is to put him beneath the level o1 the negro, who has asked and needs no statute to encourage him in Idleness. To say that a man should not work more than a certain number of hours Is to deprive him of i a god-given right. j k ,,yM . y ( U: \; ' Wintlirop Collojff. Governor Ellerbe advises the Legislature to; go slow In aDy ettort to enlarge the Wintlirop plant. He fears that the hi*tory of Clemsou College lu its abnormal attendance may be reDeated at Wiuthron. The Governor is right. There will not hereafter be such a rush at Winthrop, and the probability is, that the buildings are now sufficiently large to accommodate all who may attend thtf exercises of that Institution in future years. The people go crazy every few years on some subjects, and this Idea of sending all the girls of the State to Winthrop will p;is?. On general principle*, there Is more humbuggery to the square Inch in the cducaliou of our girls, than in anything else under the lace of the sun. The Importance of the education of our girls is not denied, but we do deny that the sending of our girls off to college is always properly rewarded lor the exposure Involved and the great expense incurred. The good mother and the sensible father who have a daughter to educate, should more often keep the daughter at home. It is seldom that anybody Is better prepared for the training and care ot a young girl than her mother. This being true, a governess or teacher should often be brought into the house instead of sending the daughter off to a boarding school, where hundreds of other girls congregate. Reasons for keeping girls of tender age at home, will present themselves to thoughtful parents. Tlie Muster's Office. The candidates for the Master's office In this county, made vacant by the resignation ot Hon. J. C. Klugh have all quit the field, except Walter L. Miller, Esq., who will likely remain to the finish. If the ofiice 1s not abolished by consolidating it with that ol Ihe Probate Judge Mr. Miller will get the appointment, We have heard it suggested, that, ia view of the reduction of the area of the county, the two offices of Probate Judge and Master will be consolidated, but of Hub we know notiiing. WEST END, fluppeiiinffN and Incidents of n Week About the City. Lieut. F. L. Parker leaves today for Sao A.ntonlo, Tex., to join his command at Fori Sam Houston. Lieut. Parker's bostof Jriends Jeeply regiet bavins to bid bim good-bye, aud wish him "God speed" on bis Journey to the lar west. Mrs. S. M. \V. Smith went over to the Gate City last Thursday on a visit to friends. Dr. Adam Hayne, of Calhoun Falls, was in the city Monday. Dr. and Mrs. F. E. Harrison left Mouday for the "cliy by the sea," lo be absent several (lays. Dr. Harrison goes to attend a meeting L)i me UTHUU l/uupier, rvujttl nitu .uujuijj, which convened in that city yesterday. Capt. W. T. llranch went over to Chester Monday. Mr. J. M. Wallace spent Saturday and Sunday lu the city, leaving Monday for Atlanta. Mr. Wallace has a position with the Southern at Raleigh, N. C. Mr. W.T. McDonald ("M") was quite sick on Monday ana not able to be ou t. He is the Press and Kanner's hustling correspondent from the Kast Side, and his "dots" are always newsy and Interesting. We hope he will soon be able to "push the pencil" again. The big engine at the cottou mill is being put in place, and 'he heater is now in operation, and will be kept going day and nitfht until the mill is thoroughly dry. Tiie chimney will then be put in at once. Mr. J. F. Cllukscales is one of Abbeville's most successful farmers. Mr. Ciinkscaledoes not have his smoke-bouse in the north i>r west, but raises bogs and has an abuudance of meat for home consumption and sometosell. This year he killed about titty [logs. 1 uis Kiiju oi larujiug uuu even n cotton brings but u poor price, "Hard times" keep away from such farmer's iloors. The excavation for the foundation of the stand pipe is nearly completed, and the work is being pushed as rapidly as possible. Messrs. Pen n I man and Kelly, who have the contract for laying tbe pipe for the waterworks, are ready to start the work as soon as tbe pipe comes, which they are expecting jvery day. an it has been shipped. Tbe waives and hydrants have been shipped. The following schedule went into effect on :be S. A. L. Sunday. The passenger trains arrive as given below: No. 403, South bound vestibule at 11:05 a. m. No. 402. North bound vestibule at 5:15 p. m. No. 41,South bound, at 1:40 a. m. No. 3S, North bound, at 1:40 a. m. TheS. A. L. does a big passenger business, md would, in ouroplnlon. do more were the ;wo accommodation trains they took ofl some ,ime ago put back on. Rev. J. A. Clitton preached last Sunday light to the young ladies. Mr. M.T. Coleman came home Saturday "roma successful trip, selling shoes. He left jealn yesterday. 'Messrs. K. E, Cox and \V. A. Calvert leave o-day for Charleston for a few day's sightseeing. Miss Marie Gary has returned home from [lock Hill, where she has been attending Winthrop College. On Thursday, February 2, at 6 p. m., the spirit of Mr. P. l>. Mazyck tool: its flight to 'that bourn6 from which no traveler lias yet eturned." Tbe deceased had been sick bin a ihort while when the summons to cross the iark river came, aud, surrounded by wile and oved ones, lie passed over to "rest under the .hade of the trees." Mr. Mazyck bad a host of friends here who ;xtend to his bereaved wife and parents, sis;ers and brothers their deepest and most lieartfelt sympathy. For a long time Mr. Mazyck had been a trusted and honored employe-i of the South;rn railroad, and his remains came here in lie superintendent's car. The following reluivesand iriends made the sad Journey with ;he grtef-strlcken widow and her bright and landsome little son: The parents of the deleased. Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Mazyck; his sls:ers, Miss Sue Mazyck, Miss Natile Mazyck, Miss Kittle Mazyck and Miss Mazyck; :iis brother, Mr. Pierre Mazyck; Mrs. J. F. Livingstone, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Livingstone, T. ?. I U I lulnirDtnna Mrc \\7 < The funeral services were conducted Th unlay afternoon at 3::J0, nt Trinity church, by ihe Rev. Edward F McCrady, and the interinent was at Long Cane cemetery. The following friends acted as pall-bearers: Messrs. C. 1). BrowD, A. B. Morse, 8. G. L'hompson, A. W.Smith, J. Allen Smith, J. It. Glenn, Hampton Jones and M. P. DeBruhl. v Mr. A. Cohen will leave in a short time for Sevf York, where he will buy an Immense ?tock of spriug and summer clothing. If you will give him yourorder fur anything (special in his line) he will gladly get it for you. SHORT oTOPS. Note* Over Hie Telephone Wire*. Mr. Cherry ran over to Augusta last week 3D business. Mr. Hagan and Mr. Nickels were down from Due West last week. Mr. and Mrs. Nance visited up about Lownilesville last week. Miss Marie Gary has returned home from Bock Hill where she has been attending school. Mr. Gaines Hammond came home from Spartanburg last week. Mr. Charley Pratt and Dr. Edwards were down from Due West last week. Mr. Beaty played on the lovely or^an In the Presbyteriau church last Wednesday night lor the benefit of the people. Miss Madge Graydou after spending a while with relatives in Abbeville has gone back to Edgefield. Mr. Will Mcllwaln was In town one day last week from Greenwood. Miss Alice McAlister was In town shopping last week. Miss Minnie Bass and Mr. Tborton were happily married at the home of the bride in the Sharon section. Rev. W. II. Arlal performed the ceremony. Mr. Mazick died at his home in Charleston last week, and bis remains were .biougbt U> A.bbevllle last week. Miss orene Mcllwaln Is visiting Miss I.izzle Penney. Viek'N Floral Guide, ISi>7. For nearly half a century this Catalogue of h'lower and Vegatable Seeds, Plants. Bulbs, Hoses Grains, Potatoes, etc., has come as ri g jlarly as spring time. Here it is again to remind us that It's time to think about our garlens, This Issue coutains half a dozen lull >age half-tone illustrations of Roses, Asters, iold Flowers, Carnations and Tomatoes. it seems full ol the necessary information or either amateur or professional. Send lii :ents to James Vick's Sons, Rochester, N. Y? or a packet of either Vick's Branching Aster, S'ew Japan Morning Glory or extra choice r*ansy and a copy of Vick's Floral Guide. If rou s'ate where you saw this notice you will ecelve a package of flower seeds Iree. If you want carpets cheaper than ever sold tefore call at Haddon's. If its paper, pens, ink or anything In the tationnry line you want to go to Speed's. I I fi >>' r LOCAL AND SPECIAL. j Short Stories of th<> Wook?1'oinln 1 I'ickeu lp at Ilie < ourl House ,-tiiu t on the Sireels? Pencil Pictures | Without Flourishes. 'J TUB COUNTY'S MI LKS. I Abbeville county owns the finest lot of 8 mules, probably, ever in its borders. , Supervisor Lyon and Mr. J. L. McMillan, . Clerk of ttie County Hoard of Commissioners, went to Atlanta recent'y and purchased for ? the county twenty-four mules. They selected r in>m a iot oi TOO mules?Kentucky stock . These mules cost 1 he county ?2,500 and the freight from Atlanta 'ibont SW They will . average in weight u?m>- 12.01). Capt. Lyon has the guarantee of I lie drovers from whom the i purchase was made?Crow it Carpenter?ihat all the mules are perfectly sound and are between l lie ages of tour and eight years. i These muies are intended lor use in pulltug the six road machines. They are Ht the foor farm, where they will be tried, matched and t harnessed?made ready to go on the roads * early in March. It is the judgment of all that the county c bus in these animals a superb bargaiu. KOI'GEK CAUGHT. " ^ John W. Campbell was arrested at the Mil- C ler hotel last Thursday morning by Chief of a Police Ililey. He was arrested lor forgery, committed in Ohio. He was railroad and express agent at Ml. Carmel, Ohio, and on January 2.ith he obtained from the Adainn Iix press Company, on a telegram to which he I tixed the nameot his father-in-law, S^uo. Campbell arrived In Abbeville Mouday, 1st I instant, aud stopped at the Beacham. or Miller, hotel. He applied to Chief Train Ills- s pitcher Slocum, of the Seaboard, whom he knew, for a position as lelearaph operator. He was localed here through the .-uiperinieudenl and Route Agent and Mr. C. V. ( Hammond, local Agent of the .Southern Express Company. r Campbell was kept in Jail here until Sunday afternoon when he was taken in charge r by Detective H. H. Ilenshaw, of Evansvllle, 1 Ind., who left on the 5 o'clock train on the ^ Seaboard for Columbus, Ohio. ATTEMPTED KOBUERY. Last Saturday evening while on his way from Abbeville to his home In the Long Cane section, Mr. T. i?. Clamp had an adventure r with a negro tramp. He left town about sun- t uown, curry ing a suit, ui cioines ne naa pui- * chased. He walked up the Southern ruilway aud whs soon overtakeu by a young, clean- ' shaved, glng^r cake colored negro., who be- ( came suspiciously Inquisitive. Mr. Clamp < got his knife ready lor an emergency and managed to keep Hie negro from lagging behind, as he attempted to do. When about two miles from town the negro suddenly , made a grab for the bpndle containing the clothes, but Mr. Clamp itiked blm in the side with the knife. The negro was but slightly hurt, but he let go and became exceedingly ' scarce. Watch these vagabond negroes. CRUSH CD BETWEEN CARS. ( Mr. Plnkney Hollingsworth, an aged resi* dentof Greenwood, was killed on tbeHouth- . ern railway in that place Monday. Ho was crossing tne track between the rear end of a freight train and a dctacbed box car when the train started backward. Someone called irom behind to "look out" and Mr. Hollingsworth looked around. He bad not noticed that the train was moving aud the hesitation | proved fatal. He was struck in the side and crushed betweeu the moving and stationary cars. Mr. Hollingsworth lived only a few minutes after he was struck. A PASTOR CALLED. At a congregational meeting at the Baptist church on Sunday la>t a call to the pastorals was extended to Rev. W. It. Earle. Mr. Earle is a uatlve of tills State, and is a graduate at l-'urman University. He is now a student of the Louisville Theological Seminary. Mr. Earle is expected to commence work an pastor in March, Rev. W. C. Johnson, who has been pastor ol the Baptist church for two years, has received a call to the pastorate of the church a. Bamberg and will move to that place In a few weeks. DOTS. Dallas Haskell, colored, who severely * slashed Wm. Searle, colored, at McCormlcfc f nc?ci?u ?YGCi?.-> ngu, yvno UHiutlll iu JttW J1UU' * ilny by Constable J. 1*. .Sharpton. Press and people speak in praise of .Judge I Kaigbon his Initial round. Mr. D. M. Wells, the irrepressible agent of j the American Road Machine Cjmpany, was , here a few days ago. He has sold Abbeville g county several machines. , Miss Aunie llarrelson. of Greenwood, is visiting at Mr. W. J. DeVore's. THE WEM llOKFKS. Col. Kendell, Travelling Manager of tlicSoutherti Water Supply Company, Atlanta, came to Abbeville .Saturday to Inspect the ( mnrl/ Kalno H/>no Ikipzi ho hlu U/s was satisfied with I lie progress iunde auil look occasion to compliment Sir. L. 1*. Harrison, foreman of the force, on his management. The artesian well loree Ik divided luto two shitts. Work is carried on night aud day. COST OK ROWLEY'S TRIAL. ] County Supervisor Lyon has made a demand ud the otHeers of Greenville county ' for the sum of the amount expended by Abbeville county iu the recent trial of W. Peter How ley on a change of venue from Greenville. This Include* only thesimnunm paid jurors, witues.ses engaged iu the trial for three days. . 1 SKA HOARD SCHEDULE. The Seaboard train going: toward Atlanta ( which formerly passed Abbeville at 3 p.m. now passes at 11 a. rn. This Is a considerable Improvement in several respects. Slight changes have bei-n made in the scheduler oi the ulsht trains. Tub changes look etleci . Monday morning. J COTTON. The cotton buyers of Abbeville calculate on ' 12,UiiO bales this season. Tne receipts up to dale are 11,500. The receipts last season did not reach 11,000. Cotton Is now selllne nt<>:>-4. The average receipts are 25 bales dally. (iOINO TO CREKXWOOB, Messrs. W. C. McGowan nnd W. P.Greene have formed a partnership for the prnctlce of law at Greenwood. Mr. Greene will probably f move to Greenwood at an early date. ' There are others." LKCTfKE. * Dr. W. \V. JWadsworth, the distinguished t Georgia divine, had 11 largo audience at Ills ( lecture on "The Gorgeous Easi" In the court house last night. It was an eloquent, iusiructive ellort. 1 DELINQUE. 'IS. .1 About Jive hundred executions have bren Issued agalust delinquent tax-payers. This c is about the usual number. A considerable per cent of these claims are nulla bona. ILLNESS OK A VETERAN. (.'apt. S. N. Williams, the well-known and popular conductor on the Abbevl'le Mranch . railroad, is seriously 111 with grip. He has ' been confined to his home for a week. S DEATH OK A YOUNG LADY. s Miss Tilda Robinson died at her home in J the Loug Cane section on the 4th insf. She ' was about 25 years old. sue was a victim of i consumption. t i ( Icn-Jones Hardware Co.'* Local*. ( Nothing succeeds like success. Good for t tune Is all right, but hard work always wins iu the long run. Every business Is full ol work and we want to talk with the farmers ^ about the Implements we handle, which will ^ assist them lu their w;trk. For regular plow- i lug we can furnish you with plow stocks, J plow steels and lJIxle boy plow. Should you desire to do heavy plowing or * terracing wo would recommend the chilled i plows if the Chattanooga make. These are strictly firstclass, and will do their work , well. 1 Subsoil plows may save your crop during a < long dry spell, the Avery" and the 'Vhattu- t uooga" are the best on the market. The t "Avery" is a heavy plow, and the "Chaltanooga" light, thus giving you the choice. t We can also recommend the Chattanooga I hillside plow, which is reversible, thus niak- t Ingu right or leit hand plow as needed. There Is no need to explain the advantage of this feature, as \ou can readily s-e and under- V stand i:. I We will have 111 a few days a line of plows j called the "Crescent"?oue and two horse. , These plows cost but very little more than the "Dixie Hoy," and are guaranteed to do f better work and with less draft. They have [ chilled shares or points, which last longer than the common cast irou, thus having the advantage of the regular chilled plow*, but ' at much less cost. We ask that you visit us i and examine them. We can furnish you with shares for all the 'i plows we handle, also for the following which 1 you may use: Farmer Friend No. .*>, Dixie t No. II, Crown. y Ilames, traces, collars and plow geirs of all | sorts. You will Hud our prices all right. v A Letter j With 25c worth of stamps enclosed will bring you by return mail 1 box of laxative broino 11 quinine tablets, or A Letter With a one dollar bill enclosed will bring by return mall to a club ol live, each a box of W laxative bromo quinine tablets, which will |j cure your cold in one day II you don't believe . It just try il. P. H. Speed. Duo West- Itotfi. Due Went, Feb. 9, 1SH7. Rev. Nell, of Ui" Seiuliwry, conducted services l??r Rev. Honuer Sabbath evening as lev. Bonner was holding service* iu the lonnlry. The hotel owned by Mrs. l'olbill came near >eing destroyed by tire Wednesday morning. Che flre was discovered In time to pot it out >efore any great damage was done. It was hd iccldent. Mr. Gage, of the firm of Level ?fc Gage, of Jreetiwood, was here Wednesday and Thurslay. The public schools in the township will run leveri months this year, with tiio exception >f Due West College Hud Little River, which vi 11 ouly run six. Mrs. C. K. Toild and .Miss Nannie Todd were n Abbeville Tbursdav. Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Dooald are ou a visit to ieltoti, S. C. Morn students matriculating. The friends of Mr. F. M. Hell will reeret !o earn of the accident by which his back was everely injured. Masters Nick and Jim Hull will returu to savannah next Friday. The sick are all Improvlne. The dormitory has been completed, and the lorumiltee are expected here this week to revive it. The twentieth semi-annual celebration o he Eupbemian Literary Society of Ersklne ;ollei?e takes place on Friday evening, Febru.ry 121 h. PROGRAM. President?B. J. Giffen. Freshman Declaiiuers?R. It. Moffat, P. A. ?ressly. Sophomore Declaimers?R. A. Lnmtni?, L. I. Moore. Debate?Resolved, That the United States houid have a censorship of the press. AAlrmatUe? M. E. Bradley, S. Bonner. Negative?J. R. Martin. J. L. Sherard. Committee of Decision?B. J. GiAeu, J. S. 'u rut tiers, W. N. Dale. Marshals?J. W. Pres<dy, chief, A. H. Latlnerand E. P. Wideman. Invitation Committee? L. C. Galloway, halrman, B. F. White, U. Y. Love, J. L. lemphlll. Jr., Geo. S. Bonner, A T. Lindsay, -V. A. Moffat. ? Unclaimed I.ellrrn. Letters remaining In Atibevtile, S. C., postl'?h (1 10U- . U11UC Mil n CCI\ CUUiill^ vow. ?/. 1UUI , 1!?Buttle, Mrs. Mary; Battle, Summle; Jrabl. Su.sie. C?Creleliton,T. D.; Coleman, Ida; Cromer, Vnner; Cox. MIhb Maggie; Calhoun, B. \V? :are Mr. Bill Hardeu; Creigbton, T. 1>.; Jhureh, Sallera, rare T. W. Morton. K?Kills, J. A.. .Ir. K?Fair, Mrs. Flora. G?Grlgby, Henly; Gardner, R. If. H?Hit'. S. J.; Marrls, Miss Anule; llllls, k'ntians E. K-Kuox, Mary Loti. M?Mause, S.; MabafTy, Mrn. Mary L.; Marjihy, Capt. E. J'?FreHsley, Miss Ella; Fitts, Miss Mnrarole. S?Katterfleld, T. F.; Sanders, Mis* Minnie; Sander*. Miss Minnie; Sanders, Miss Mine J.; Schrilly, John. T?Tnlbert, Natbson. W?Widem'tn, George; Williams, Miss Salle; Wallas, J. T. Tlnht. S. r.lnk. P. \f ? -? ? - ? H.-wlUoii** Locals, We are taking an Inventory of stock preparatory for spring goods. Our rale Is never to carry over Flock, except >tuple goods, from one season to another 11 ,ve can find a purchaser at cost or even less. All short lengths are measured, ticketed md placed on bargain Counter. 500 yards or more short lengths In calico? ;ood styles and the best on Bargain Counter it 4 and 5c. 40 to50 remnants woolen dress good*? just lie Ktulf for a spring skirt or wnlsi?on Barfain Counter at about half p'lce. Carpets, carpets! We have :$ or 4, one-hall irU-B, of Ingrain carpets which will be closed nit regardless of cost. Shoes, shoes! We have gone through our ihoe stock and every pair not right up to dale roes on to the Bargain Counter ai a price. We iave them divided Into three lots:" S'shoes it 81, $2.50 shoes at SI 50, SI .VI shoes at 82. Ii ou need a real good shoe don't object to buyDg them at ball' price. Look at our Bargain Counter. Blankeis! Only threo pair fine blankets eft. Can't somebody use them at a price. Jackets! Just six Jackets left. They will >6 sold at a sacrifice. We want everybody Id Abbeville County to mow that we are auents for ButterlcR Patems and all their publications. Instead ot lending your orders to New York send them o It. M. Haddon ifc Co. W. I?. Rarkmlnlc A- Co.** I.ociiIx. Come and sec us for evaporated apples, sears and peaches 10c. lb. Oil, oil! We sell It, too. A splendid smoking tobacco 25c lb. Cotton seed meal. Leave your orders. A anlonrtlii ciioror lh rJrunnhitoH Inn Coffee 5. <"> hiuI 7 lbs. to the dollar. Good Itio. 3 lbs. oat flakes tor 10c. Crockery down. Slass tumblers 20<: sf-t. Octagon soap 0 for l!>c. The best. Tinware cheaper than ever before. Cottoleue?all sizes and shapes. Morrison's uncanvassed hams and breakast bacon-the finest meal In town. Brau and hay, oats and corn. Tierce Muscavado molasses at 50c gallonhe best giade sold. oee our piow mhw?miiuc ucnuurr. Low prices on flour. All grades. Canned goods, okra and tomatoes, corn )6h8, tomatoes, pears, peaches, Urj td peaches, ipples?all cheap. Come and give us a call lor any goods wantng. The best yard wide Sea Island 5c yard. A splendid lot or outings percales. Calicoes, shirting, pants, cheviots, etc. Come aud see us and our g.ood?. W. 1). Barksdale & Co. ?- mm Just received?Several bushels of Wood's Inest seed Potatoes. Nice Oranges, Lemons, Apples and Cocoanits. English Walnuts, Almonds aud Mixed s'uts, the last only 10 cents a pound. I keep a flue assortment of canned Veeeiailes?'Tomatoes, Okra and Tomatoes, Peas, \jrn. Asparagus Points, Ac. You should try Shredded Cod Fish for fl.shlalls. Farmer friend, it will pay you ts buy a 'carbon Dixie Hoy." A few Grindstones and Fixtures, good, 60 ents. Axes aud Collar Pads yet iu stock. Care of llic Ori;nii. Those who own a parlor organ nmy ind, in the following extract from The Score, a hiut as to its care which will iave them trouble and expense. Most >eople take fair care of the cases of heir instilments, but the interior ,vould show much dust and dirt. A gentleman called ou unit) relation r.o m r?rir:m mimhosfd three Years siiu-p. idd suid it was "all out of tune," aud hat "something rattled." Being in he habit of receiving the information ,lu?t an organ is "all out of tune," ,vheu there is a small piece of dirt .topping one reed, we sent a friend to ook at it. He reported that it was 'outrageously" out of tune. It was lent to our repairing room, aod on jpening the top;iid the whole interior vas found filled with large cobwebs. Prom under the keys was taken amass >f dirt.in which we found one hairpin, hree needles and eleven pins, while Yoni the reed cells were removed thiry-two dead Hies, and on each reed joint was a cake of dust, while the ougue uibiated between two thick vails of dirt; the dust on the tongue diering the pitch, and the dirt on the dock changing the lone. Afier dealing the reeds and replacing them in he cell every one was found to be in jerfect tune. Now, this organ bad >een kept open all the time, and the tops left drawn. Had there been no forte" stops to hold the swells open, he dirt would have remained comparitively harmless on the outer hoard, iut these being left permanently open, ogether with tlie other stops, the ?iu>t .lid insects had acee>s to the most deicate parts of the organ, and the couequence was much annoyance and [isaatisfaction with the instrument hen the latter was not at all in fault. I Ceep all tops closed when they are iot in use. There are some subjects, such as the nudities of religion and of the home il'e, about which one should never 'St. I I "Vi PBMMIiIm I I in?II I ?WBWMH TIip Woiirinjf of Esrrcl Pinnies. j Nothing for some time lias been more commonly seen tlian i foe delicate, airy plume.sUiat staud uprigli' in latin-' U,>..nuiu ATr W J-T I?T11at111 si11 f 11. r j of "1 lie Naturalist in La Plata," say*: i"The aigrette worn by laliis in i>ur day is in very nearly all case- actually ; made of the slender, decomposed feath|ers that grow at one time of the year ion the egret's back and drop gracefully over the sides and tail of the bird The I less tine plumes with shorter and stifl'er filaments are from the squacco heron, which is not an egret." Mr Hudson adds that "those who engage in the business of procuring these plumes know that, toobtain a?ood supply with little trouble, the birds must he taken when the breeding season is well advanced. The best time to attack them is when the young birds are fully Hedged but not yet able to fly ; for at that time the eoiicitude of the parent birds is greatest, and, forgetful of their own danger, they are most readily made victims. And," he continues, "when the killing is finished and the few handfuls of coveted feathers have been plucked out, the slaughtered birds are left in a white heap to fester in the sur. and wind in thesightof theirorphaned young that cry for food and are not fed. There is nothing in the whole earth so pitiable as this?so pitiable and so shameful?that for such a purpose human cunning should lake advantageof that felling and instinct which we regard as so noble in our own species, and as something sacreiJ?the tender passion of the parent for it offspring, which causes it to neglect its own safety and to perish miserably a sacrifice to its love! . . . And those who, not ignorant of the facts, encourage such things for fashion's *ake and for the gratification of a miserable vanity, have a part in if, and are perhaps more guilty thau tbe wretches who are paid to do the rough work." Continuing to speak of the time when the birds wear these plumes, thi< writer says: "It is when in that gayer dress that birds are most valuable for the purposes of fashion and for other forms of decoration ; nor is this all; it is then that they are most easily found and taken. The shyest, most secretive kinds lose all their wild instincts in this overmastering anxiety for the safety of eg^cs or young. And when the poor bird, utteriug piercing cries, its sensitive frame quivering, its bill gaping, as if the air could no longer sustain it in its intense agitation, and nuttenng us loveiy wings luuivc them more conspicuous, and by such means draw the danger away from its treasures and on to itself?when it has been ruthlessly shot for its reathers? its fleiiglings are left to starve in the nest. The mania for egret plumes is still so great that it seems to exceed the former one for wearing the bodies of birds, and it Is quite as senseless. Any observant person who notice? these plumes waving uot singly, but often in clusters, on the heads of so many women, must know that the slnughler has not been thousands, but millions." "We Have Keen Ilia Star." The Star of Bethlehem with all its promise has risen upon the earth, but It has not yet come iuto the horizon of all hearts. Blessed are those eyes which have truly "seen" the star, and have followed it until they have for themselves found Jesus. The star shines through all the pages of the world,iD history and son% ; for "all the prophets from Samuel down have prophesied ol him." It shines through the clouds of war and tumult and hu* * ? 2 ? 11 1. ^ aUAII man unrest; ior it is rie wnu ?u?u shakeall nations, turningandoverturning until the scepter is acknowledged to be His in all . the kingdoms of this world. It Shines in the dark places of the earth, bringing promise of the morning. It shines in homes of sorrow, a blessed ray amid tiie gloom. Happy, indeed, are we if upon our own spiritual sky His star has risen, our light, our guide, our harbinger of eternal day. He that ascends the mountain ol truth will find the horizon widening at every step. Many a mau has been knocked ovei by stumbling on the body of a sleeping l 'hri?i inn. To have the advantage of an enemy, and yet abstain from using it, is tc display true Christian magnanimity. There are preachers who get large salaries that accept support from widows who must make their money over the wash tub. Many have an idea that they are serving the Lord when they are meddling with something that is none ol their busiuess. How many blunders we should escape, if we were not so much inclined to think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think. Try all the ways to righteousness vou can think of, and you will find that no way bringsyou to itexcept the way of Jesus. If you have made a mistake, don't think it a condescension to apologize. The true gentleman is always ready to rectify a blunder. The historian puts a pood (leal more weight on the opinions of a man's neighbor than he (lots on the lettering on the tombstone. There are men who are very prolane who suddenly become very pious in the midst of a thunder storm, or iu the presence of physical danger. When the recording angel writes up the book of life, he doesn't consult the church register, so frequently as lie does the merchants' list of "dead beats." Of a dozen photographs of a scene tukeu from as many different points of view, no two are alike. And yet we are persuaded that the man who differs with us is either blind or a fool. .Set before you high models. Try to live with the most generous and to observe their deeds, lie contented, yet aspire; that should be the faith of all, and the two are quite compatible. When grease is spilled on the kitchen lloor or table, pour cold water over it instantly. By so doing it will harden instead of sinking into the pores of the wood, and can be easily removed. He that ceases to he useful to others | becomes a burden to himself. | When you are in doubt whether you | ought to say a thing, do not say it. The veneering is pretty thin on a Igreat many of the polished gentlemen you meet. Intellect is a great endownment, hut it is not to be compared with integrity. Leisure is sweet to those who have earned i", but burdensome to those who get it for nothing. The uplifting power of a vigorous and spiritual sermon can hardly be overestimated. It is a great mercy to enjoy the Gospel of peace, but a greater to enjoy the, peace of the Gospel. W. D .BARKSDAL.E* W. D. BARKS - A. t Lawson9a W E HAVE A STORE FULL OF Dry - Grood^, - Sho . _ _ Grenei'al - IVJ STAPLE DRY GOODS. a 4 S. Island. Gr\ yd. 27-inrh Calico hi up. Hickory and Chevolt. Tickings Overalls, SMIrtR, Under Snlrts. Salne one" from SI no. A splendid L.idles' WE LEAH IX <? ROC) . 'ES. Alolassrs by turret or Gallon. Sv Tierce of Muscavado, very fine. 5U Outs. Cotton Seed Meal delivered at CANNED (J00 DS?Corn, 0 k ra. To m at oes can. Oitt Flakes.] Cracked Oats, Oori PLOW TOOLS, all kinds. Piow Paints, f CROCKERY.?A full lot of cheap Crocker SeponrTINWARE?as cheap as the KEROSINE OIL. ? ?.? 7 rnni n o 0. P. HAMMI He ad qua: Bridles, Harr and 1*1 oy Our Line In Complete hiii A GOOD HOME MADE HKIDLK FOR.' FIFT1 A GOOD SET HOME-MADE I A GOOD SADD -sssSHC Cut Prices oa all our Heavy Shoes. See I Shoes Arriving for Spring! Our Patent Leatl New, Stylish anc Pi ices Low and Yours for C. I*, Ham II4s Own IIiiHiiieKN. "If a man wants to drink whisky, that is bis business," says the saloon apologist Let's see. When Bob Poland and; Un nl*AM n*Ai*n /I itinfrimv ! n Uilflo yi ! ij jl ui i\*ji n cic ui tuiviu^ iu xxvuuu 1 Ala., last Saturday night and, in their ; spree ran a car of the Southern rail- j road off the switch and out on the main track dowu the grade, until it! stopped on a high trestle, it become the Southern railroad's "business." And when a loaded freight train came along and rushed into the car, causing a $100,000 wreck, destroying much valuable merchandise, it became ' the business of a groat many merchants and shippers, as well as the railroad. And when three bodies were dug out from under the wreck it became the business of some wives and or pUiUJB. And when the taxpayers are called upou to support the families whose | natural providers have just been suddenly taken away, it will become the business of several other people. One man's drinking often becomes the business of several hundreds or thousands of people, and the man who caunot perceive this fact ought to be sent at once <o an institution for the . education of the feeble-minded. Appeals lo I nsavorl. Stop a moment! Just a word: Unsaved one, what is to become of your precious soul ??Saved or Lost?which will it be?-What are you doing to save or lose it ? "Reaity to perish"?"Look unto Me, and be ye saved?" Isaiah 27: 13 ;45: 32. Yes, "ready"?not may perish, some time, or even before long? but "ready to perish" Now! Like ' the man whose foot has slipped from the edge of a precipice that overlooks a deep, dark gulf of sure destruction, and now hangs only for a moment by a frail twig, aud behold ! even that is bending, breaking now?"ready to per. ish !" Like the mau out yonder on the reef in mid-ocean, even now he stands to his neck in ihe rapidly swelling flood-tide ; see ! he trembles aud . sways a moment, the tip of his foot barely touching the reef; in a moment more he must be swept away by the resistless current?"ready to perish !" Or like the mau who has fallen over : the ?ide of the ship and drifted astern, in the midst of a storm ; he cannot swim, aud already he has sunk once, 1 twice, beneath the billows; but look ! ' he is now ready to go down the last time .'?throw him a line?quick ! or ? he's gone! O ! thou unsaved sinner, thou art the mau?"ready to perish !" hearken joyfully aud speedily to the voice of infinite Mercy, calling you away from your sins and from the 1 crumbling brink of ruin: "Look unto 1 Me and be ye saved !" "Now is the day of salvation." Every man has a paradise around him till he sins, and the angel of an accusing conscience drive* him from > his Eden. There is a time when thou mayest .Irttliinir find )1 tilMP wllfll thrill r.uy nvi.i - - ~ nmyest say something ; but there will never be a time when thou shouldst my all things. Though au inheritance of acres may lie bequeathed, an inberitanceof knowledge cannot. The wealthy man may ! pay others for doing his work for him ; but it is impossible to get liis thinking done for him hy another, or to purchase any kind of self-culture. Troubled with our own cares, business oernlexities, household sorrows and fears, or with the tendencies of thp times, have we taken all these, in salutary and believing confidence, to our Father, as i it lie children take their troubles to father and mother? Contention and disputatiou are not the mark of either r. great mind or a calm, sweet spirit. The thinker quietly does his best to make his meaning clear but if there is still lack of perception on the part of his hearers, he simply waits for that justification which time ia sure to briug. All truly consecrated men learn little by little that what they are consecrated to is, not joy or sorrow, but a divine idea ami a profound obedience, which can find their full outward expression, not. in joy and not in sorrow, but in the mysterious and inseparable blending of the two. "I never was deeply interested in any object, I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything, but it came at some time, no matter at how distant a day ; somehow, in some shape probably the hist I should have desired, i' it came, and yet I have so little faith, j May (iod forgive me, . . . and] wipe the sin of unbelief from my J heart." i Were we sure of living forever upon j the earth, reason might approve of , worldliuess. We would then be justi- j< lied in laying up material treasure and j in seeking power. But we are here; only for a moment. Treasures must;1 be left behind and power must be re-;' litKjuished. A death-doomed creature should show wisdom by grasping an j | abiding portion. J . I VH J. ALLftN SMITH. JR. v H 3DALE & 00 1 5 OId Stand - 1 jj es, - 1% otioiis - and [oreliandifsie, ad Homespnns, 5c. Pants Jeans from 10c. yd . Calicoes, SaMeens. Drillings,ntc. Brogms. lu I'loxv Shoes we have some good Mhou for SI. rap?best New OWns?something nice. A >c. cnllon. Flour, Meal, Gi lts, Hay, Bran and lywhere In town. , Peas. :j H>. can Peaches 10c. Potted Ham, 5c n -tarch, Flavoring Extracts. Heels. y. Glnss Tumplers, lower than ever before. cheapest. lid See Us. A > -- - OND & CO., \ rters for \ M less, Saddles' \ iV Shoes. il Wo ttrc Ncllioic Cheap. ?' CENTS. IARNES* FOR3G. L.EJ FROM ?>f>0 TO S12.-V). A^FINE OF SPRING-SEAT SADDLES. ^ lie BarealiiH. See the Latest! her Tan Shoes, M I Nobby. V Stock; Complete. 1 Bargains, 1 iond & Co. Guardianship Notice. J ? IV 1* OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A Petition ban thin day been filed In the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas lor said CouDty. for the appointment of R E. Hill. Probate Judge, Guardian of the Estate of Eleanor C. Sherard, Minor, by James . > F. Clinkscales, as Executor 01 the Will of Martha E. Shekbabd, deceased Maid Minor has an estate consisting of a constde- -rahle amount of Real Estate, and of some Money in the hands of said Petitioner as Executor?the whole being of about the value of Five Thousand Dollars, coming to ber under the Will ol her mother, the said Martha E. Sherrard, deceased, and no fit, competent aud responsible person can be fonod who Is willing to assume such Guardianship^ Application will be mode to the Judge of the Eighth Circuit, on March 25th Instant, at Chambers, for an order appointing R. E. Hill Esq., Probate Judge. Guardian of said Estate. JAMES F. CLINKSCALES, As Kxecutoi, Petitioner, Feb. 9,1807.-01 PKBRUHL & LYON. Attorneys for Petitioner. Notice. ^ wrr.t. re r.pt m tfiit T.nwrst Rfn. 8 deroa ? Wednesday, the 24th inst,, I the repairing of Watts B-ldge across tlieSa- H luda river. Specification made known on 8 day of letting. * JNO. LYON, Supervisor. February 9,1807. . .. vA&vtia ; > Mules and Horses! ^ One Car Load of Mules and Horses to arrive THIS WEEK! One 2-Horse Load of Stable Manure Delivered FOR #1.00. > Stark'sStable. Por Sale. n\ 3 ?T\Tr\t>ni\ nnr> no f\T? \\7f\r\T\ PAR nu.^uivbu ur ii vuw kv? sale also?Two large well-broke Mules. Apply to J. \V. W. MARSHALL. Feb. 3d,'97. Spring medicines oalon Rets, garden seed and stationery at llarrisod & Game's. Call at Harrison & Game's drug store and get a Grler's almanac, aud buy your garden seed. A frech lot, of oniou sets and garden seed at Harrison & Game's. The best and cheapest, garden seed at Harrl- , son & Game's drug store. New stock Just in. Please return nil empty Harris Llthla water bottles as soon as convenient to Speed's drug store. Why be annoyed with ring worm, tett e and such like when Westmorland letter oin t ment will cure it. Try 11. For sale at Speed's drug store. Carry your empty beer bottles to Speed's * drug store where you can always get a good price for them. Westmoreland ointment will sure cure ring worm, tetter and all skin troubles. For sale at Speed's drug store.' Children's Jewel cachets In white metal? prices tanging from 10c. to "oc. Handsome white metal framed mirrors at 25c., toilet cases, etc., at R. C. Beruau, the jeweler. 11 >rse and cattle powders, blood purifiers, gardi-n seed and onion sets just in at Harrison & Game's. The only way to have a friend i9 t be one. Nobody but a fool will try to be always witty. The time to show a courageous spirit is when the trial comes. The inward pleasure of imparting pleasure, that is the choicest of all. First keep thyself in peace and then thou shalt be able to pacify it here. Diversity of opiuion proves that things aaionly what we think them. Right^^Aes* is peace, aud it is peace b^^^Bit is the work of God in man. Con.-^^^Hgll what you can and nught^^^Hid be faithful iu perform>W|t give good exampleand revej^^^^^Kinent in the face of their ions os nothing I'Ot^^^^^^^Aahli, .strength and a other re1 ts i d e .'j^^^^^^^^Hu'tunity. the HHHnHBHit is always legible.