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Tb.e Press and Banner! ABHEVIIXE. S.O. J2T"Pnblisbed every Wednesday at S2 a i year la advance. Ten Pa^es. - ! Wednesday, April 28,1897. One ol the Most Esteemed nnd I'nc 1 u 1 ; Citizens of Montgomery Was Fiuril 823 for Profanity in Presence of Ladies. We copy the following despatch as showing several things: 1. That one ol the most esteemed and use- j lul citizens ol another city was profane in the presence of ladies. - To show the difference between the con- j duel of the mo8t esteemed and useiui cm- i zeus of Abbeville and the most esteemed \ and usefulcitizens of auother community. , To cite au instance of the utter and ab- j solute unjournalistic system of telegraphing certificates of character, when facts are all I that are needed. Whether the Insulter of women, or the re-j senter of the Insult, were of high or low degree is of no concern to the public. If a man I in some towns were to be profane In the pres. j ence of ladies lie might oe seiaownas uoi | one of the moat esteemed citizens. Montgomery. April 21?Capt. W. F. Joseph ' of this city died at 11 o'clock last night of paralysis said to have been brought on by a difficulty which he had several days before with Malcolm Hail, a prominent young man i here. Mr. Hall has been arrested, aud the affair is the talk of the town. Captain Joseph was one or the most esteemed and useful citizens of Montgomery, and has for years been lden- j titled with the best interests of the town. Mr. Hall is a well-known man of unquestionable 1 character and position. The trouble grew out of an alleged insult i to the young man on a street car a few night6 | ago. Mr. Hall was then riding with his wife, j He had Captain Joseph arraigned for profani-1 ty in the presence of ladies and fined 825. As they were coming out of the court room i the trouble was renewed and Mr. Hall struck 1 Captain Joseph in the face. ' , The blow and the excitement is said to have i brought on a stroke of paralysis, to which j, Captain Joseph wa6 subject. SPLENDID EVENING. A Deli|?htfni Program Was Carried ( Out to the Letter. The entertainment last evening at the Court House was a success, and proved to be even more enjoyable than the public had | been led to expect. The children, each one alive with animation?a plctore in Itself?made In the aggregate a scene of beauty and loveliness. The music was carelully rendered and was appreciated and enjoyed by al!. and the lover of music felt that that alone was worth his time and the admission fee. But "Mrs. Jarley's Wax Figures" was the chief attraction of the evening and it Is safe j to say that "Mrs. Jarley,' did herself great j credit In presenting to her audience such an Illustrious aggregation of historic celebrities. I So many figures were presented that atten- 1 tlon can be called to but a few of them. The Immortal "ficKwicK in me perrsuu ui | Mr. Lyles, Mr. Ellis as Henry VIII, and Mr. Blake as the cruel husbaud were casts that reflect credit, not onlv on themselves, but also upon the original characters. Mr. W. E. Hill as Rip Van Winkle was dramatically accurate and deserves much praise for his representation ; and no less can be said of Mr. Allen as "Buffalo Bill." Mr. Bullock as the deceased Mr. Jariey," and Mr. McGee as the man AUTattered and Torn" were palpable hits. In conclusion we must say that the woods might have been searched in vain without , finding a better "Pete" than Mr. Aiken or a stronger assistant than Mr. Link. These appointments as well as the success of the Wax Figures" is attributed to the intellectual qualitfesand general ability of "Mrs. Jariey" in the person of Mr. Ingraham and to biB assistant, Mr. Moses. ABBEVILLE EIFLES. i Re-orffauization of the Old Company. The Abbeville Rifles held a special meeting 1 Monday nlgbt to take steps to reorganize tbe company. The meeting was called to order by Capt Ferrln, J. E.Jones. Acting Secretary. Captain Perrin,in a few remarks, stated the object of the meeting. Tbe following officers and members of the company stated that < they would enlist for another terra. J. L. Perrin, Captain. J. E. Jones, Lieutenant. W. F. Perrin. < W. A. Calvert, W. D. Barksdale, W. T. hakln, R. E. Bruce, J. P. Kennedy, G. H. Moore, Harry Simmons, Walter Kenar, Emory Penney, W. R. Bullock. J.W.Bullock, , W. B. Golne, J. Ii. Taggart, ssim Harris, E. L. Hester. , The following new members were elected unanimously: Wyatt Aiken, J. A. Cor ley, W. P. Nlckles, 8.T. Eakin, Jr., Aiken Calvert, H. G. Perkins, Horace McAllister. The chair appointed J. E. Jones, W. A. Calvert and W. F. Perrin a special committee to solicit new members. Having no further business to transact the meeting adjourned to meet again the first Tuesday night in May to elect officers and sign enlistment roll. i ATTITUDE IN PUBLIC PRAYER. Prwntratlou, Kneeling and Standing Have the Sanction of Scripture? Blttbop Caper* at St. LoniM. From the Christian Observer. Readers of the Bible need not be told that there are but three bodily attitudes In prayer which have the sanction ol Scripture example; to-wit, that of prostration, Kneeling ana standing, either of which is reverential and worshipful, as well as Scriptural. Presbyterians from time Immemorial have prac ticed the'standing posture, as upon the whole the most convenient for public worship. The writer remembers when, in the South at least, standing in prayer was the universal custom in all Presbyterian churches. Whether or not this Is still the case hn Is unable to say. But in the border States, as well as those further North and East, tbe New England habit of sitting during prayer has gradually crept Into most if uot all of our churches. Some, it is true, lean forward with the head bent, and restiug on the pew In front of them, whllest the msjority of the congregation sit upright. Is this reverential? Would any one think of addressing an earthly monarch whilst sitting? Why then should it be deemed proper thus to address the King of kings? During the past summer Bishop Capers, the venarable Episcopal Bishop of South Carolina, who, by tbe way, is a pronounced Low Churchman?n species of the genus Eplscopo now unfortunately rapidlydls&ppearlng?had occasion to visit St. Louis. During his stay in the city he was the gnest of an honored elder in the Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church, whose wife is a relative of his. Sabbath lorenoon the Bishop preached by appointment In Christ Church, the largest Episcopal church in the city?at uigbt, however, be accompanied his host to the Grand Avenue Church, of which the Rev. Dr. Cannon is pastor. After returning home he expressed himself as greatly delighted and edified with tbe sermon, as pleased with the music, and with the services generally?but there was one thing which shocked him?the congregation remained sitting during prayer! This incident was mentioned and com- ' mented on by the elder at a Wednesday evening lecture, and, alter a general Interchange of views on the subject, the pastor was re-' quested to call the attention of the congregation to this subject on the next Lord's Day, and to urge upon them iU importance. This was ably and effectively done, and a return to the time-honored Presbyterian custom was _ . recommended. The result is that oue worshipping in Grand Avenue Church now ! will behold tbe congregation, except the aged I and the Infirm, reverently standing in prayer. Bishop Capers's visit has proved a bene-1 diction. , pieuie nt .Morton's Mill. Young ladles of Morton's mill neighbor-j taord will give a picnic next Saturday at the mill. The public is invited. Brace's is the place to get besns. tomatoes, chickens, and eggs, I LOCAL AND SPECIAL. VotfN About fonnty nn<l ( Ity Points Picked l'|) ami Primed in <'oii<Iciin?mI Form?Snap SIioIn at Hit' Pawning; Show?Tip* Irom the (iraprvine Telephone. DKSIKAHLK I M 1'ltOVKMKNTS. The elegant residence of Mr. A. B. Jlamlto in tlie upper e-id of town has been completed Mr. T. S. f'.erfbot was the contractor. Thlf house is one of tlie best in the city anil is ad' mirably located. Mr. Francis Henry has made an addition to his house in West end,. OUT OX ?ONI>. Kd. Hunter and John Hunter, the negroes arrested for complicity In the Latimer killing were aumltted to bail last week by Judt;i Klugh, at chambers, In the sum of $300 each Hon. I. H. McCalla aod Mr. A. H. linker, o Lowudesvllle, are sureties. ST I LIj AT IT. Mr. I. W. Hutchison, the enthusiastic i^lttU Mountain miuer. Though yet on his subter ranean tour he Is standing on Plsgah's sum rnlt, looking over Into the promised land. Public attention is being directed to th< vicinity of Little Mountain. Undoubtedij there Is gold in the lower section of th< county. MANY ARK CAI.LKD HUT FE*V A UK CHOSEN School Superintendent Mllford and 1h( other members of the Board of Kdnciitloi have examined the fifty-eight papers submit ted from the recent examination for leacheri in the public schools of the county. Oolj two tilled the requirements of the school lav ?a general average of "5 per ceut.,and GOoi each branch. First grade certificates were granted as fol lows: Miss Lois Crawford, Due West, S!) 2-.'5. Mr. K. B. Cheatham, Lebanon, 85 2 9. HONEA PATH COUNTY. A petition has been filed with Governoi Ellerbe asking for an election to be held foi the proposed uew county ol Honea Path. ThiB new county Is to be madeupasfollows Territory?From Abbeville Conuty, 151 square miles: Anderson, 125 3-4; Greenville 751-4; Laurens, 50; total, 401. Population, estimated?From Ahhpville fi,475; Anderson. C.414; Greenville, 2,SSL'? Lau rens, l,09t>; total,-I'.-lbU, Taxable property, 81,983,240. ARCTIC DELIGHTS. People with temperate and lawful thirsts can have the same cured delightfully a Speed's drug store. rJew and complete appliances, including several new minerals, new flavors and flvi new taps have been put In. All ranges o choice can be supplied. All kinds of tine, in vlgoratlng, cooling, refreshing drinks an furnished In the handsomest style. Dr Claude Garobrell, who Is an expert in tb< business, engineers this engaging enterprise Stroll in and be refreshed. Another delightful place to visit these bo days and quiet evenings is Harrison <fc Game'i drug store. The cold drink department, ii a dream of beauty and a source of joy. Th< fountain is new and exceptionally hand some as well as capable ot turning out mosi delightful beverages on sbort notice. Manj people go there now and man}' more will go It In irresistible. For plain American soda watet, delectabW ml llt.sbakes. sherbets. coca-cola or anvthiiu else to make yon a happy as well as proml nent citizen, uud makeyoui/ bestslrl dear ii more than one respect, bo to Harrison <S liame's cold but sparkling drink-foundry ant receive gravd upright treatment, PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Mr. T. Lawton ltobertson, who has been a Lockhart, Union County, several months hat returned to Abbeville to live. With hin comes Mrs. Robertson, a bright young lad> who until reeeutly was Miss Urlflln.of Honef I'atb. Miss Belle Llnford and Mrs. Holland, o Columbia, are at Mr. F. L. Holland's. Mlsa Abel Spivey, ol Columbia, is spending a while with ner brother, Mr. J. B. Spivey. Miss Gussle Caughman, alter an absence ol several months, Is again in the city, wnh hei aunt, Mrs. L. H. Kussell. CITY FATHERS ORGANIZE. The City Council met at 5.80 P. M. last Friday. The new members of council wers sworn In as follows: Ward 1?L. H. Russell. Ward?J. L. McMillan. Ward .'5?W. S. Cotbrau. Ward 4?Jones F. Miller. An election was had for City Clerk and Treasurer. Mr. James i halmers was re^ elected on the second ballot. Mr. Chalmers resigned as Alderman from the Fourth Ward. An election to All th< vacancy was ordered to be held on May 10. Mr. Chalmers' term would have expired next April. The terms of Messrs. Ellis, Tag gart and Cohen will also expire then. Mayor Hill appointed the following com' mittees to serve for the ensuing year : Koads and Streets?Alderman Russell Chairman. Aldermen Cothran and McMillan, finance?Alderman McMillan, Chairman, Aldermen Miller and Cohen. Police?Alderman Coben, Chairman, Alder men Cotbran, Ellis and Taggart. Lights?Alderman Colbran, Chairman, Aldermen Kills, McMillan and Taggart. Alderman Miller was appointed to attend the Mayors' Convention at Spartanburg on May 5, Mayor Hill having announced that h< could not attend. The rules were suspended and the presenl police force re-elected by acclamation, viz: \V. G. Riley, Chief; T. \V. McMillan, J. S Fisher, C. D. Alien. Road Overseer J. M. Klrby was re-elected. Thus Abbeville was provided with niuuicl pal goverment lor 12 months to come. INTERESTING LAWS. One of the most important Acts of the lasl session of the General Assembly was one re quiring county officers to show what com' pensation they receive. The Act requires that "each county ofllcei shall purchase and keep In his office, open tc public Inspection during oflice hours, a boob In which shall be kept an itemized account of all money received by him. whether re celved as salary, fees or costs, or In anv othei manner as pay to blm for services by virtue of his oftlce." It is required that at the close of each fiscal year the officers 6ball transmit to the Super visor an itemized statement of such receipts under oath. The Supervisor is required tc keep a separate book of record in which tc enter the total amount received by eacb officer. Another important Act was this: "Persons shall not travel from place tc place as hawkers or peddlers, to offer for sale any medicine, drug or compound to be useO as a curative." The penalty is S100 or thirty days in jail. SORROWS OE THE LOWLY. ",l?A ?? wvl?ir?%l oncrtfonlo tho nonnlo rtr luai WU9 a pitllui nuvvmviv uvuK.v u. tbe square witnessed last Friday about noot wheuasmall colored girl was seen making good speed down Main street with a fuli-slzec white man, buggy wblp in band,close bebind Such a spectacle naturally created conslctera ble Interest. Soraeoue at the lower end o town stopped the girl. She was winning tb< race. A little later the same man was seer to catch a diminuitive colored boy. As near as can be learned, these are tbi facts in the case: Will McKnight, white, who lives near An treville, last year got these children froti their relatives?the boy from In this county, the girl in Georgia. Thej have been with bim several months. Las Thursday they failed to cut down as manj cornstalks as he demanded tLey should an( as a consequence t hey went to bed supperles* Friday morning the children were missing. Mcknight started in hot pursuit, found lb< fugitives?and then the foot race. Mayor Hill held an Investigation and. ai McKniglit bad no papers, he was told that hi could not take the children back. The boy apparently about seven years old. said hi would go back with McKniglit. The girl, who Is about twelve years old an< whose name Is Alice Reynolds, refused to go Rev. E. W. Williams, of the Furguson-\V II Hams College, took ber in chargo. She wil remain at the college lor a while These chilpren showed signs of not verj good treatment. They said they were goini back to Edgefield, where their people II vedabout Liberty Hill. Susan.(^uarles. the mother of the boy, hav ing heard that he was not with his unci* walked from Liberty Hill Saturday. Magls trate Cox gave her a note to McK night warn ing him to give up the boy. She started ti McKnlght's Monday. A Fl'LL MOUUSERS' IlKNCIf. When Mayor Hill called the roll of muuicl pal transgressors Saturday morning som deeply dark faces, familiar forms and severa phases of the old, old story appeared. Sherrard Hodges, an old customer, who ha< heed loudly wasting his sympathies with hi downtrodden race in sulpuurous fragrance 01 the undeserted square, and who, on Frida; became the custodian ol a wholesale Jag, wa requested to donate SI or six days of hi handsome presence to the cltv. He Island scape gardening under the direction of Arils Klrby. Sam Dobbs. who is evidently a chickei fancier, having taken an ardent fancy to 111 neighbor's chickens, was arraigned for adopt ing some of them. It appeared that he tool them home with him and transplanted then in a box and and put them under the bed ti await developments. A policeman was tb first Important development. Sam was ol fered 83 or six day8. Will Jackson was the star performer In th Saturday matinee. When the Mayor run up the curtain after dinner a colored woma with a long tale of woe and short a pair c shoes she formerly owned, told about ho* strongly she thought "Will tukdem shoes. I Also, she had with ber a witness. The charg I was that Will took the shoes and gave I her I to an ebony maid who operates an ouulec ; kitchen. One wlsness knew kshedidn't knoi I ! anything?only "'spected Will tuk dem j shoes. but thk witness knew it. all. He made tt record as a persistent. systematic, gorgeous prevaricator. The Mayor decided , that necordtng tn the evidence "Will never I'llit ueiii mmcK. Monday moraine tlie Inevitable Jerusalem ! i jamboree eamc to court. Marie Wilson had ! bought part of Clara Richardson's wardrobe and didn't p iy for it Saturday.. Instead she hung tL out on the ground in Marie's yard to pay lor itself. I.ater on (.Mara used a stick, I Matie some profanity nnd Richard the butt i I of a pistol in Indiscriminate argument. ( Mara , got an ugly blow in the head. Olticer Allen i1 look charge ol the performance. Richard's . contribution was? ">; the women contributed ' ;2 Ml each. tub karm Kits' alliancb?in FOR (iOOI) roa ns. The Abbeville County Alliance met at the ' I Court House last Friday. Mr. J. K. Blake i presided. The attetidance was larger than at 5; any meeting for a cousiderable time. .Nine ' I sub-Alliances were represented. Three sub' ! Alliances were reported as revived. Interesting talks were made by Messrs. ; Graves, Bradley. Adams, Bowie, Hugbey, | Martin. Graham, Speer, Blake and Hill. 5 The County Alliance took up the road qnesr' lion in earnest. Sub-Alliances were rei n nested to call meetings for ODen discussion | of the roud law, methods of road-worklnc, ?I eto. At the county meeting in July Judge It. } | E. if ill and Hon. T. A. Gjaham will, in pre? pared papers, open the question of roads. : A full discussion of the question will be had. ] On motion of l>r. Adams, the authorities of i Clemson College were asked to hold a larmiers'institute In this county sometime this ? summer. 1 The members are gratified at the solidity " and usefulness oi their order. i I A GREENWOOD .MAN'S GOOI> FORTUNE. [ Mr. N. O. Pyles, of Greenwood, after standlug the civil service examination, has been . appointed night clerk at the postotflce in Columbia. This Is a fine position and few I men are better qualified tor it than is Mr. I Pyles. K. OK H. MEETING. r Vice Dictator W. A. Templeton, Grand r Treasurer J. T. Robertson, L. \V. Perrln, Esq., of the Committee on Laws, and M. P. De. Bruhl, Esq , delegate from Palmetto Lodge j attended tne meeting of the Grand Lodge of the Knights ot Honor at Columbia last week. ' They report a pleasant and profitable meeting. Tbe order Is In fine condition ; a.ii tne omoersoi ttie uaanu liouge, inciuu" | ing Abbeville's large and ettlcieut contingent, I were re-elecied. I,OC \L BRIKFS. I Rev. Dr. J. Lowrle Wilson will preach at the j factory Sabbath alternoon. Probate Judge Hill on Monday made a par, tlal settlement of the estate ot Mrs. Frances 11 K. Redd. S2.000 was applied to the debts of | me estate, and 52,000 given the distributees, i A band of Gypsies reached town Monday, 11 Wanted to know?Will the people of Ab* i beville ever get tired of having to resort to ; I the county buildings to have their local eu" tertalnments? The county officers are ex' tremely kind in allowing one or two shows a , week in the court house. It is not so every , where. * in tows n3xt week. "Hit the Grit"--Court House, Monday l night. r Saieday, Monday. . I ClrcuK?Monday and Tuesday nights. j ' a kkl!itt.ess appeal. > The Supreme Court lias affirmed the decis" iou of the Circuit court In the case of Ran1 dolph Carter, who was convicted of arson at ' the January term or Court In this county and 1 I sentenced by Judge Gary to ten years in the penitentiary. Carter has beeu in jail three months, pending appeal. He will be sent to Columbia as soon as the neoessa ry papers ar I rive. PAYING HEAVY TOLL. ' Henry Moore, colored, of Lowndesvllle, ' was before Magistrate Cox yesterday on two charges. Tojthe charge of carry I ng concealed 1 weapons he eutered a plea of guilty. He was fiued S20 and costs. He waived preliminary ! on the charge ol maliciously lujnrihg live stock and gave boud for his appearance at ' the Sesslous Court. r Moore is the same man who, a few weeks ago paid, through Judge Cox, 814 for a saddle. In flues and costs he has lately paid the county 834.50. Under late statutes half ol such floes go the pension fund of the county [ and half to the county school fund. a sudden turn. On Monday afternoon of last week Walter L. Miller, Esq., received a telegram from the Clerk of the Supreme Court stating that a I re-argument of the Jim Huddon case had been - ordered by the Conrt. This was surprising, Inasmuch as It whs understood by the State i and the dvfense that a uew trial would be > man ted when the case was last argued. However, he at once prepared a new arguI ment in the case which he presented to the . Supreme Court on Friday last, It seems that some grave questions of . Constitutional law have arisen in the case. Defendant's counsel maintains that bis client , should have a new trial because irrelevant , testimony was admitted ; because there were , nosuflicient allegations lu the Indictment to make out the statutory crime : because the . Court misdirected tbejury us to their lorm oi verdict, aud because tbe Court charged erro. neously as to the age of consent. Solicitor M. F. Ansel represented the Slate I in the re-argument belore the Supreme i Court, ICE CREAM. A Nice Tliinc for n Good Opening;. Mr. Walter Swearengen will opec an ice cream parlor on the 1st of May in the store room now occupied bv Mr. Pressly. Call on him and get? refreshing saucer of the nicest ' thing of the season. To the many students soon to leave school f for long vacations, It will be welcome notlca' Hint M ro Marv Ptrane. of Atlanta. Ga.. will ' will open classes during the summer for the [ study of German, French and L?tln; also a ( music class for piano, organ and guitar. ! Mrs. Pfrang was In charge ol the Industrial , classes at St. Luke's Parish, in Atlanta, and ' of the classes lu languages at the Woman's " Club. ' The fact of her being a former stndentat ' the Universities of Geneva and Zurich, 1 Switzerland, endorses her ability as a teacher. 1 *he has taught with success In this country for the past ten years?having been engaged at several prominent public Institutions. Applications may be made by mall to Mrs. | Pfrang, Abbeville, S. C, RpHnrrcvtlou?The Power of Ihe Dead. The skeptical miud may frame ques[ tions as it will: Death sternly refuses ; to give it any satisfaction. The love of 1 money may heap around us mountains ' of gold ; all this is but to lower the raf tio of that which a man is to that which * rru... A kT 3 lie possesses, liie lever ui ncmuuui1 gence may multiply our enjoyments ; s but each new enjoyment is for the common run of men, a new want, and [ each new want is a new link in the chain of moral servitude, a new deduc[ tion from our high presogative of freef dom. Schemes of negation may each i for a while fret and fume upon the stage of human allairs. It is Death, ? the great auditor of accounts, that reduces them, one and all to their nail tural and small dimensions. The present is louder than ever in its imperii ious demands; but injured nature take j upon her to reply that the present is the life of man. In the development - of luxure, we are immeasurably ahead 1 of the ancient Greek, and we might r have been proportionately more suei cessful in shutting oil the questionings " of the soul respecting that which is to . come, had not a new voice sounded forth in the world to proclaim the word * Resurrection ; since which it has bea come impossible, by any process within our resources, tostitleuhe longings of the human spirit of obtain the command of some instrument for measur'* ing the future which expahds before l it. K ? As a latch is to the door, so is discre? I tion to the lips. The time to show a courageous spirit 1 j is when the trial conies. gi It takes courage to light, strength to j overcome, and grace to endure. i | 0 It isn't hard to bea Christian when g you devote your whole time to it. The world is looking out for the best e things, and what we want is to show s that the religion of Christ is the best If iu the world. ? Work without love is like a clock e without hands. You may put it in a n golden case and set it in diamounds. ^ It will not be worth anything. WEST END. + 1 Happening* mill Incidents or 11 Work Around flic 4'lt.v. Auothcr busy tiny lor our merchants liiHt | Saturday. ? Miss Belle Vlsanska has returned lo Allan* I ta, a Her several (lays spent at home. She ; went over lact Sunday. I Dr. F. E. Harrison weni 10 Anderson ou Sunday to visit his sister, Mrs. J, G. Cunning| bum. .Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Parker returned to Greenville Monday. Miss Lucia Parker went I home with them. Dr. Hawes was In the city Monday. Dr. Hawes is |ust back from an extended trip through the West. Miss Annie Wallace, of Due West, spent Saturdny with Miss Florence Templeton. Mr. W. H. Parker, Jr., of Charleston, is visiting his parents. Mrs. H. H. Norwood, alter a week's slay with relatives, returned to Calhoun Falls yesterday. Col. W. P. Calhoun was over from the Gate City Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Chiles, of Bradley, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. l|uarles Sunday. The new members of the city council were sworn In last Friday, and are now busily enI gHged with their fellow-aldermen looking after the interest of our city. The same policemen were re-elected, I.e., Chief W. F. Itlley, Policemen T. W. McMillan..I. S. Fisher and C. D. Allen. Mr. James Chalmers was reelected city clerk and Treasurer. , j Messrs. Manning Black and Pcrryman, of Bordeaux, were m town ivionaay. Rev. r. B. Ingrabam and bin little son were here Monday. Mr. lugrabam was for sometime stationed at Mt. Carmel, and ban many friends In this city and county who are always glad to see him. He Is now stationed at Biackstock. Mr. and Mrs. Lawton Robertson are here visiting friends. Our farmers have about gotten their crops planted and are now waiting for rain to brlug up the seeds. With the dry weather and by dint of hard work Mr. Klrby and the street force have about put the streets and sidewalks in their ; former good condition. Mr. Klrby will still be in charge of the street force, having been I re-elected last Friday. The libiary of the Public School is now an I assured tact, and while there are not a very ! la.'ge number of books lu the shelves (between 350 and 400; they are well selected. ! .Standard* in tact, and in sufficient variety to suit all classes of readers. This library will do, and no doubt has done, an inestimable amount of good, and were our people to lake the proper Interest lu Hand aid lu securing more bouks, by donutlonsof money or boois, they would Indeed engage lu a good work. Those of our citizens who have children attending the Public School should be especially interested in the establishment of a good library in the school. With a small Amount of money fpenf each year in t he purchase of bnoks it would not be a great while before 1 I our liniaeu ocnooi liururj wemu uc Mil 1Uni.1tutlon to be proud of. The pupils of the school have free use of the books, aud In tlilH I way acquire a taste for good literature, and in after years will profit by these first impressions, aud waste little If tiny time on the literary trash, now only too common In cur I land. Help the school library, aud In so doI Ing help your children, and the children of your city. The membership fee to those cot pupils of the school is only ?1, and that SI | could not be better spent even if you never i read a page iu one of Its volumes. It is very probable that the Methodist Sunday School last Sunday had the youngest organist that has ever presided at the instrument In the history of the school. Miss Mattie Jennings, aged 12 years, 1* an accomplished musician, and performs on piano or organ with wonderful skill for one so young. Her playing lastHunday delighted the hewers. .Mr M. G Michael, of the firm of Michael Bros., Ainenf, u#., epcui. muiiunj< uigm, m?i Mr. A. Cohen. Mr. Mlcbael Ik one of the merchant princes of the Classic City. GREENWOOD LETTER. _ Knocked iu tlie Illcn?l?Injunction ? J^eclnren?BoiiiIh?Court II onsen. Greenwood, S. C., April 20, ls90. One of the most shoch Ing and brutal crimes Greenwood has ever had in ber limits was committed on Saturday night. Mr. B. M. Martin, who runs a fancy grocery store near the Glbb's plaee, cloned his store room about 10 o'clock, went across the street to the store ' - **- ' uittmlotnn on/l florinbllud irhfll OI IV! r. /V. 1T1 VJ U. OlU^ICVUiJ HUU V.VJ/V...WW money he had taken In during the day In Mr. Singleton's RHfe, except taut he keptgO.dO lor some use. From Mr. Slngleloi.'n be started to hit home, which was Just around the corner of the Glbb's place, irontlng on the Seiboard road. When he hud proceeded a little ways, and was In ii low secluded spot, some one troro behind dealt him a severe blow Just behind the left ear, rendering him unconscious lor sometime, and In the meanwhile relieving him of what money he hud In his possession. When he regained consciousness he was able to get homo, and bad Dr. G. P. Neel immediately summoned. The wound though painful was not found dangerous, and at this writing Mr. Martin is getting along as well as i:>ould be expected. Yesterday mornlntr all the evidences of the crime were found. Just where Mr. Martin fell was found a large chlnaberry club, ?nd nearby was seen the tree from which It had been cut. It was a pure case of waylaying with Intent to commit the crime which was committed. Such crimes are perpetrated In one block of Main Street In the progressive city of Greenwood which In without lights. The news that Chief JuRtlce Fuller has granted a temporary Injunction against the \ new county ol Bamhurg was received in Green wood last week, and caused some discussion. The main point that Interested us was that we were in a position to be likewise enjoined. The usual number of lectures were given in Greenwood lust week. Miss Bertha A. Willsea entertained a small audience on Wednesday evealng, and Ernest Willie did likewise on'Thursday evening. Last Monday evening the little fifteen months old child ot Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Calhoun died of congestion of the Drain. It was burled on the following day. Li t> Ksn urao called to Columbia I last Wednesday on business connected with the Myers' arson case which ban received so much attention at the hands of the newspapers. Mr. Grler represented the prosecution . and went down to protest against a commuta| Hon ol the sentence. Dr. Lewis H. Russell has opening his dental office up stairs In the front room of the building Joining the Bank of Greenwood building. His office Is being elegantly tltted up, and Dr. Russell has every reason to expect success In his new home. . The right of the town council of Greenwood to iesue bonds for the erection of a Court Houhb and jail for Greenwood County will be before the Supreme Court in a few days, and an ex parte proceeding asking for an injunction. The case is brought on advice of the city attorney to test the law on the subject of before the bonds are Issued. The committee to select sites for the Court House and Jail have bought for that purpose the lot of Mr. R. P. Blake. The selectlou is an admirable one and will give general satlsfac tiou, except tnai u uuiuucr u> uui ^n,i<.cuD think the value of their property will be impaired by the location, and that the assembling of the crowds about the Court House will prove more or less of a nuisance. Speed'N Local* Try Johnson's chill and fever tonic. No cure no pay. At Speed's. Our line of soap and toilet nrticles is com pleie. Call unri see before buying. 1'. B. Speed. i Tnere are two classes of things in the world that it is unwise to fret about: First, the things which cannot be helped. Second, the things that' can be helped. If over-concieted persons would expend the.'same effort in trying to conceal their ignorance that they do in trying to appear smart, they might , pass for very wise men. If men were as zealous for the Chi istian religion as they are for partisan politics, Jesus, the Prince of Peace, should be soon become practically the i ruler of this country. j All lack of love, all indifference to | others, all sharp, hasty judgment, all ; temper, touchiuess in irritatiou, all ! bitternes and eustranKement, have ! their root in pride. i The happiness of life depends very I much on little tbiugs ; and one cau be 1 brave and jrreat and good while I making small sacrifices and doing i small duties faithfully and cheerful!'y. Rejoice in the joy of life. 15e i touched with tenderness and sympathy for all this life that can feel and can suffer, and do not dare to add a pang ! to the burden of the world's sorrow. A revival of religion is always more or less dangerous to worldly amuse- i ments. It is true that when an in- J dividual is truly converted there is not much pleasure in the dauce hall or the card table. I ... * ;* * * ' % ,7' ' ?' v ! COHEN, * The Leader of Styles, Qualtity and Low Prices. Easter Week "WEARABLES Requires considerable thought and attention to the correct dressers. There are innumerable small articles that add very much to the appearance when of the right sort, and worn at the proper time. This being the season for evening socia Ibles, impromptu gatherings. Our stock has been augmented to meet any requirement. FULL DRESS GLOVES! FULL DRESS SHIRTS! FULL DRESS NECKWEAR! ' FULL DRESS SUITS! And all the essentials to a presentable toilet, can be found with us. Our business suits lines at $7, $7.50, $8 and $10, have been replenished, affording a good selection and insuring a good fit to almost everybody, be the figure small, medium, large, stout, very stout, very large. The same applies to the better grades. Of course, you need , A Spring Hat Look our way. You will save money and not be disappointed. We have the latest in Derbys, Alpines and Straw. For Children: Our lines are extensive, particular attention being given to the lighter weight Suits; yard, school or dress purjJofes and all sorts of Headware COHEN, ? * TIIQ riA+hipi* II /VHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR Furniture A.t tliat lbellow 1Sa.t.^CL ?rC0URS ivcri a ? * Now there rausl. be some reason for t his. We can attribute It to nothing else than that we give the BEST GOODS FOR THK LEAST MONEY. We are going to talk to you about CHILDREN'S' CARRIAGES. You know these are Good Carriages, Better Carriages and BEST Carriages. We sell only the BEST?such as the celebrated Heyward, National and Thayer make. All ol them guarauteed by the Factory. Prices on them are all right. Give us a call. Yours for Furniture, J. D. KERR 'Phone Nn. 80. No. 3, Rosenberg Block. Slipper Stock Now complete. 0. P. Hammond & Co. have all their Ts Shoes & Slippers is now in and it will pay you to see thuin. #WE CERTAINLY HAVE TIIE PRETTI - y\ljy EST AND BEST LINE OF SPRING SHOES AND SLIPPERS IN ABBEVILLE. Big Bargains in Samples. Bicycles Now on hand, Bicycles Repaired Promptly P. S.?Bicycle Shoes just in. Very Respectful C. P. HAMMOND & CO. *' "WANTED^ I "UOUsE OR PART OP HOUSE. PTTR-^|^| I XT. nlshPrt or unfurnlshwl. Bend yonr (Ill ss ?till oiler lo tills olIlC': with inilliii <m . ! K ___? E. F. GILLIAUD, V /.tailor,:. m HAS moved, Mud occupies the rooms up- V stairs In Knox's HhII. and 18 now pre- ^ fiared to do all kinds of repairing and cleanng of gentlemen's clothes on short notice. Hamples of suits always ou hand. Charges reasonable Notice. fj i Fruit Trees at Ten Cents. I AM oflering to my friends Fruit Trees and \ Flowers from the celebrated nursery of P. Bericman, of Augusta, Ga., for present as well \ as fall delivery (or fifty per cent, less than \ canvassing Ageols. Forty yors of expert- \ ence in our own climate and soil has placed this Nursery beyond competition in quality and price. I will deliver the best apples and peaches at ten cents, and pears at t.wenty-flve cents each. J. W. RYKARD, 4t. Abbeville, B.C. / ) >.>) \ Restaurant. \ I would announce to my friends and custo- \ mers that I have moved n?y RESTAU- \ RANT to Cothran's Block, on Washlngtou \ Street. where I will be glad ro serve the pub- \ I - ? i*K ao n/vnil tvi on 1 a a a fKa nmolfllnno nf \ 1 Kj YVlbU an ^WU UD WUW V .u.wxw -V. . i tbe market will afford. s HARRIET E. ADAMS. \ : Oct. 1,1395, 6ms. v Eleetion Notice. 1 For Alderman in Fourth Ward in- ^ Place of James Chalmers, Resigned. HPHERE WILL BE A SPECIAL ELECTION | held In Council Chamber on May 11.1S97, from 9 o'clock a. m. till 4 o'clock p. m. for an Alderman of Ward, Four, to All out the unexpired term caused by tbeareslgoation of James Chalmers. Only voters residing In the Fourth Ward may vote In said election. MANAGERS. H T. Ward law. T. Lawton Robertson, C. Hughes. E, M. HILL, .Mayor. JAMES CHALMERS, Clerk. | April 27, 1897. ABBEVILLE Cotton Mills. The annual meeting of the ?1ja hhAnlllA Pnffnn Mills SIOCK UIIIUCI n ui 11 *3 nuw...^ will be held al Abbeville, on .Thursday, tftta May, 1*97, at 12 o'clock. ! B. F. BAILEY, ! Pres. and Treas'r, April 20,1897. t V Ettiler, the Birthday of Hope. , No matter what our religious beliefs, whether we ire numbered among the I people wbo regard times and seasons _ / or uot, this festival has for all Chris- 1 tians a sweet significance. We may I not decorate our places of worship with garlands, or ring chimes from our spires, or fill the day with music and praise; but however silently we show it, the season cannot| fail to make us glad. If we consider for a moment 4 what the condition of the Christian world'would have been had the dead Christ never risen, the Easter tide of ibaukfulne^s that he did arise will begin to stir at once in our hearts. What Qthat resurrection meant to the sorrowinn. am) di?heartened disciples, it is r ?"6 impossible to compute, nor can we estimate its significance to each generation of struggling and sorrowing human souls since that earliest Easter, (lawn. What it meaus to us children * of to-day can only be measured if we sum up the Christian influence of the centuries, and recognize its power upon the life of the world of our own time. Our freedom from wars and ?? strife, our development in education, our growth in all philanthropies that mean the spread of good-will among men, our elevation of womanhood, our blessed homes, our missionary enterI I nrises?almost all that we have and are is an outgrowth of conditions whicn would not have existed bad Christ not risen from the dead. Have we not, then, reason to be e glad, and to remembnr this day as a sort of birthday of hope for human souls? To assure us of the immortali- . ty of which no revelation or philosophy has opened more than au inference, no one but the living Christ, and the few who were called back by his voice and touch have returned from the dead. One brother only he gave back to sorrowing sisters, one daughter to the E breaking heart 01 ner lamer, ou? ?ou to the mother who was a widow, yet down from the beginning how have * hearts of sisters and fathers and mothers ached for their lost brothers and daughters aud eons! That the doors of the grave might not seem too cruelly shut, these three came back to life and to their loved oues hearts; and he, the ' Elder Brother of us all, came back for everyone. In his coming every stricken heart may find the promise of the resurrection or its own. The grave cannot hold our beloved. The bands of death are not stroug enough to bind them. He who for himself conquered this la?t enemy holds victory in his hands for our beloved ones aud for us. For this, if for nothing else, we should welcome the Easter dawn; and make the day one of real rejoicing for the heart. It is the celebration of a victory over our conqueror, won at sore cost by the struggle of our best and bravest Friend. The real paean should be sung this in the heart of the race the spirit and every Easter morn, because, of Christ has risen. It is the spirit of love overcoming hale, it is the spirit which reaches out to help where help is. m needed most; it is the spirit that clothes the naked, feeds the huugry, heals the sick, visits the afflicted, comforts everywhere. It is the spirit of life working j against sin and despair and death in the soul. It soflens the harsh word, slays the unkind hand, holds surly tempers in check. It quiets anxiety, and overcomes evil with good. With this spirit active in our hearts, we are alive to God. In us he has risen indeed, and broken the bonds of death, so that its sting is taken away. Until this blessed work begins Christ is risen for us; after it begins he is risen for us; and forms v ) with us no matter how poor and insignificant we are, the hope of glory?a hope sure to become a glad fruition in his own good time.