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The Abbeville Press and Banner. | ? ? 0 BY HUGH WILSON ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1897. ESTABLISHED 18441 - i CALHOUN ON CALHOUN. Defence of the Groat Nlntp<iinnii Aeninst an Attack Which Was Never Slnde-I'or Those Who Read iMiinriuK to Which Reference ix 1Ih?I 110 Answer In Xeeded?IIis Misstatements Lend to the Belief That He Hns Sever Read the EditoriuiN to Which He Replies?If He D!?l Read Tliein, Thru He Itterly Failed to Comprehend Them. Atlanta, Ga., Oet. II, 1SS7. C?!.John P. Thoons, Columbia. S. C. Dear Sir:?I read with pleasure your able reply to the attacks made oy Mr. Hugh Wilson. editor of the Press and Banner, of Abbeville, 8. C.. on John C.Calhoun as a statesman and otherwise. To your masterly reply and your disinterested attempt to right the memory of Calhoun, I shall now add my feeble effort?. To the well informed, the true character of Calhoun as well as his statesmanship, are so well known that it is a hard matter for me to say anything now on the subject. I can only enlighten those who are ignorant of the man and his life work. Before going any further, this writer who is a near relation of Calhoun, and formerly a resident of Abbeville, S. C., desires to say in reply to Mr. Wilson's asseriion or insinua tions that Mr. camouns memurj wu uwu kept alive by the efforts ol his kinsmen while the other distinguished men names have been forgotteu, that he (Mr. Wilson), with, perhaps, one exception, cannot mention u single instance or any of his relations, either in private conversation or public speeches, or under any circumstances referring to him or his greatness; nor has any of them written a book or praise of his life a success. Mr. Wilson knows this statement, to be true. He needed no eulogy from his relation. Why in discussiug Calhoun as a stateman, Mr. Wilson should have so much to say about "Poor White Trash," a class of people who seem from his accounts to have existed previous to 1S65,1 cannot understand, unless his intention whs to array class against class. It certainly has no connection with Caiboun, He draws the conclusion that the "Poor White Trash" and the large slaveowners were antagonistic; and that the large slave holder's eflorts were directed toward forcing the poor white trash out of the slave slates. Mr. Wilson is evidently not well up on the history and ways of the South previous to and since 18ti5, if I am to judge him by his writings. In order to score a point against Calhoun and the old slave holders, he sacrifl ces true history and builds up an imaginary case. By reason of the death of the owners, the large Southern plantations have been sold for division among their heirs, or partitioned, and we have many more small farms owned by white people or rented to white or negro tenams than formerly. When Mr. Wilson stated that the large slave owner bought out the small landowners, he in correct in his statement; but the conclusion he draws is completely erroneous His conclusion Is that the "Poor White Trash" were not wanted and every possible meantwas used to force them out of the slave states. The fact is as follows: As the slaveowner would acquire more slaves by purchase or natural increase, thuy would be compelled to have more land, and by ottering a large price lor lands to their neighbors, they would Induce them to sell. Mr. Wilson Is very much in love with the expression, "Poor White Trasb," and 1 Judge from the way he handles it, that It was his aim to create the impression that It was a term of reproach applied by the large slave owner to his less fortunate neighbor. If Mr. Wilson will make a little Investigation, he will learn the expression, is a negro coinage, used by them, like their other favorite expression, "Poor Buckra." I have often neara me negroes wueu i was a uujr, use lurnc these expressions, but I have never heard them applied by our class of white people to another, except In fun?Imitating the negro. The old slaves now living use these expressions yet. Mr. Wilson tries to create impression that these ' Poor White Trash" were forced by the slave owners to go to sotne western state where there were no slaves. There were sotne poor people as well as a number ol rich people who left South Carolina durlDg tbe days of slavery. Some for one cause and some lor another, but all wenl ol their own accord 10 try to better their con dltlons on the rich lauds of tbe West, and following that Instinct that .'or ages past has been leading men west. Since Is Go ten meo have gone West where oue went before that date. The following Is taken from one of Mr. Wilson's editorials: " In the days of Calhoun he was the champ" iou of slavery aud all of his eflorts were di" rected to the perpetuation of slavery. To * perpetuate slavery it was thought best to " make the South an agricultural, and not a ' manufacturing country. The plan was to " withhold opportunities from the none slave " holder to find j/rafltable employment." (The itajics are mine.) ine ioregoing is a lair sample 01 me numerous.errors that Mr. Wilsoa has made. It shows how little be knows of the work of Calhoun while In public life. His defence ot slavery was a mere Incident In bis life as will fully appear later on In this artlc'e. Mr. Wilson says thai Calhoun ideaR and governmental principles are antiquated and entirely out of date and do not fit our times. There have been many changes since his day, and the world bas much vast strides In every thine except statesmen and principles of government. There ba? been absolutely no Improvement In that respect, and it is so very plain that it does uot require discussion. The United States today is witbout a single states man in office. We have great abundance ol small brains and demagogues, though. For the sake of argument, admit that C-tlboun did advocate theories of government that have been exploded; admit that he advocated slavery and free tiade. What has that got to do with bis ability and recognized greatness or bis services to his country ? After a carerul study of what Mr. Wilson has had to say of Calhoun I give the following as the substance of bis objections to him : 1. He whb a slave owner. 9. Because the people of South Carolina and of the United States bad Brent confidence in biro. 3. Because he was a man of bralus and left bis impress on the country, 4. Because he advocated slavery and free trade. \ 5. Because be Is mentioned in every speech k v made tu Abbeville Couut.v, his birth place. ? \ which gives Mr. Wilson "that tired teellDg." > 0 Berause it makes him sick to hear ibe p name of Calhoun mentioned so often. 7. Because in the fifties the name of Calhoun was pronounced with more reverence u than the people called the name of our Savior, and with more respect than the majority ^ of our preachers pronounced tbe name oi F God. 8. Because his private life and character were worthy of Imitation. These eight reasons, all of which should go to Mr. Calhoun's credit and raise hjm In Mr. Wilson's opinion, damn him. It} hia overruling desire lo belittle the great, est statesman tbe United states has produced be does not see his inconsistencies. He has utterly failed to comprehend what constitutes Calhoun's greatness. The following quotations from men of hie day and since, and the other matters brletly mentioned, will give him some ideas that may in the future guide him, and what will show bis claim to brains, patriotism and '6tate8maDKhlp: He was Vice-President of the United States. fc'nr rouru u mctm hnr H rat af ? hn 1-7 /mow. Representatives and then of tb2 Senate. He was at one time Secretary of War. aisc Secretary of State, and refused the mission tc tbe Court ol St. Junes. In a recent letter, Hon. W. J. Bryan calif bim, "One of tbe greatest statesmen of tbe patlon."' Rev. Dr. Basil Manly, President of the Unl versity of Alabama, wrote to Mr. Calhoun on pecember 4th, 1SH; "I cannot forbear to re " new to you the assurances of my heartj approval of tbe leading doctrine in govern " meni which It has been tbe business of youi life to illustrate and establish, and of mj " warm admiration of your public char ' acter and services." In writing to Calhoun Informing bim of hi: appointment do tbe position ol Secretory o State at a time when he had retired to pri vate life. President Tyler says: " In full view of the importantnesotlationi " now pending between us and foreign gov " ernments, I have this day unhesitatingly " nominated you as Secretary of State. * ' T hovA hppn hmmntoH tr\ thlo /inMi?ca Kw *?n# " erence to your great talent and deservedly I" high standing in the country at large. " McDuffle wrote Calhoun on the same sub Ject Murcb otb, 1541: ' It Is my decided opinion, and that of you *! friends here, that your acceptance would bi ? regarded by the country as a magnanimoui f offering at the shrine of patriotism, anc " that you ought not to hesitate to accept. Mr.Samuels. Pbelps, of Vermont, a pollt ical enemy, wrote Calhonn on March 6th 1844, In regard to his appointment as Seore tary of State, as follows: " Although a very humble member of the " Senate of the United States. I have yet tbe A " good of our common country at heart, and V although our political opinions have been > " antipodes, that very circumstance Induces m " me to address you on the present occasion. ^ 1 * * * The supplying of the place J ' of Upshur was and still Is a matter of ex- fl " treme importance to all. Y^ur nomination } " to the office of Secretary of State, relieves A " me and many, if not all of my political " friends, from deep anxiety. " J The great Hayne. in 1>44 when a strong man was needed in the United States Senate, j wrote Calhoun and offered to resigu his seat 4 If Calhoun would take It and turn his atten tlon the great questions then needing atten- A tlon. V It Is useless for me to here quote the mag- j nitlcent tributes paid to his memory by Web- A ster, Clay, Hayne. Lamar, and nearly every T man of any note In the United States. A These men do not say that Mr. Calhoun was a slave-owner who wanted to own the ^ poor wlilie J rasn 01 me ouui,u. iuCJ uu _ say that tils advocacy of slavery, free trade X and nullification hurt him, or rendered him A small, or lessened his patriotism and useful ness as a statesman. J Consider tbe compliment paid his ability by President Tyler in appointing him Secre- T tarv of Slate when he had of his own accord A retired from public life, in a crisis that re quired a man of brains and a statesman. ^ The appointment was greeted with delight by M ineu of all factions, it being agreed that be \ was the only man who could successfully A cope wllh the situation. President Tyler appointed him Secretary of J Slate on account of those qualifications, and 0 because be was considered tbe only man who could handle our foreign affairs and the dell- i cate political situation at home successfully. A See what Mr. Phelps, of Vermont, says ^ abouthim. Mr. Phelps frankly admits that A he is Mr. Calhoun's enemy, but he says noth- W Ing about slavery or free trade, and bravely i acknowledges Mr. Calhoun's worth as a m statesman and a patriot. ^ Pprhans Mr. Calhoun's strongest point was A his knowledge of the Constitution of the ^ United States, be being a strict construction- ^ 1st of tbal now much-neglected code. Ke fl saw into the future, and, among other things. ^ tbat the Constitution would be stretched to ^ Its utmost limit, and that finally the sover elgnty or the States would be taken from tliem. That is fast being done. On* by one U our rights are being taken from us. For first ^ one specious reason and an apparent benefit A financially, we give up a rlgbt, and Congress complacently assumes it. J Calhoun had a high appreciation of the du- W ties of life, and he lived up to bis conceptions, The above is shown in a letter to his daugb- m ter. He says: T ' You must Dot suppose that in contending A 'against corruption and misrule tbat i am "impelled by the hope of success. Had that j " been the case, I would have retired long m " since from the conflict. Far higher motives " impel me. A sense of duty to do my best " for our country and to leave the rest to " Providence. I hold the dntlesof life to be ' greater than life Itself, and that in perform ' ing them manfully, even against hope, our 'labor Is not lost, but will be productive ol ' good in after time. ' Indeed. I regard this life very much as a " struggle against evil, and that to him who "ac:s on proper principles, the reward Is In " the struggle more lhan in the victory itself, " although tbat greatly enhances It. So "strong is my faith in this belief, my dear "daughter, that no appreciation, either " by the preseut or after time, Is neres" nary to sustain me in struggling to do my "duty iu resisting wrong?especially wnere ? nay country Is concerned, although I put a high value on renown. " With kind regards. I am Very truly yours, Wm.P. Calhoun. By order of district Alliance, the regular quarterly meeting of the County Alliance will be held at Abbeville on Friday, 22d October. A full attendance is earnestly desired. W. T. Mllford, Secretary. Oct. 4, 1S07. REGISTRATION H Old Certificates of Registration are Void?Everybody Must Register, The Boots of Registration will be Opened on the First Monday In December next qtiH Vont. rtriPTi fnr ThroA Rn ppaqqI ttp Days for the Registration of VoterB Entitled to Registration unter the Constitution-For the Information of the People Attention is Called to the Folfoling Provisions of the New Law, Approved the Fifth Day of March, 1896. The books of registration shall be opened by the Boards on the first MOndny in April, 1S96, at the Court House in each County, and kept open for at leant six consecutive weeks. They shall be opened again at the Court House on the first Mondays in June, July, August and September, a. D., 1690, and kept open continually for at least one week in each of said months. They shall be closed thirty days before the general election in 1S9G. After general election in 1S96, the Books of Registration shall be opened on the first Monday of each month at the Court House and kept open for three successive days In each month uutil thirty da>s before the election In ISSHj, when they shall be closed until the said general election shall have taken piace. The offioes and books must be kept open from 9 o'clock In the forenoon until 8 o'clock In the afternoon. The Board ot Registration Is the judge of the qualifications of all applicants for registration up to January 1st, 1S9S. Up to January 1st. 1S9S. every male citizen of this State and of the United Slates, twenty-one years of age, who is not an idiot, is not Insane. Is not a pauper supported at the public expense, and Is notoontined In any public prison, and who has not been convicted of burglary, arson, obtaining goods or money under false pretenses, perjury, forgery, robbery, bribery, adultery, wife beating, housebreaking, receiving stolen goods, breach of trust with fraudulent, Intent, sornlcatlon, sodomy, incest, assault with intent to ravish, miscegenation, larceny, or crimes against the election laws, and who shall have been a resident In this state two years, (except ministers in charge yf organized churches and teachers of public schools, and they after six months residence In the State,) a resident In the County tor six months, and in the polling preoinct four months, and who can read any Section In the Constitution of 1NU5, or can understand and explain any section of said Constitution when read to him by the registration officer or officers shall be entitled to registration and beootne a elector upon application for such registration. If any person has been convictaH r\f q 11 v r?f 1)i*? or i m ph tihnvA.mpnl<nna^ o pardon of the Governor removes the disqualification. lu case any minor who will become twenty' 1 one years of age after the closingof the Books of Registratratlon and before tho flection, and Is otherwise qualified to register, makes application under oath showing he is qualified to register, the Board* shall register such applicant before the oiosing of the books. ; Any person whose qualifications as an elec' tor will be completed after the closing of the Registration Books but before the next elec1 Hon, shall have the right to apply for and se' cure a registration certificate at any time within sixty days Immediately preceding the 1 closing of the Registration Books, upon an ! application under oath to the facts entitling him tosuch registration, The registration oi voters must be by poll1 ing preclnots. There must be a Book of Reg; Istration for each polling precinct, that is for each township, or parish, or city, or twon of ; less than five thousand ihhabitants, or ward of cities of ruore than five thousand inhabl' tants. Each elector must vote in the polling ' precinct in which he resides. If there is more than one voting place in the polling precinct, ' the elector may vote at any voting place des' ignated on the registration certificate. The ' Boards must designate in the registration certificate the voting place In the polling pre-. * cinct at which the elector is to vote. there ; is more than one voting place In the polling ; | precincts, the Boards shall designate on the certificate the votlutr nluoC selected hv the I " elector. Old certlOpatcG of registration are void. Every man who may desire to exercise the right " to vote must apply for Registration r J. D. CAR WILE, ? 8. S. BOLES, ?, VV. A. LANIER. j Board of Supervisors of Registration. s ,1 Use ltrnrao Quinine and^break up that cold ci in one night. For sale by V. R. Speed. p D v w A M . . . 1897! Xll XVXl OUR LINE OF STAPLK AND FANCY GROCERIES thlB r hns been carefully selected and every department is "brln on tbe markets of tbe world. Canned Goods Department. . . . Tn thin ,r)onortmonl. voil will find a eniat va and sultedTto the wants of the most"fastldl Fruits and Confectioneries. . . These are "Our Specialties" and "we" are tempted to buy. FruitB Id great variety, fr ported confectionery. Attention, Ladies. . . We can nupply your tables for Breakfast, D be both tempting and palatable. Our Carriage and Buggy Reposistory. . , Here you find all kinds of vehicles In all th of Harness, Whips, Lap Robes and Buegy t make prices cheaper than ever. 8TUTE Abbeville County for these celeorated wage Our Sales, Livery and Feed Stables. . . In our handsome new stable* we have a com] the time. Also all modern conveniences for stock of Horses, Mules and Brood Mares to b outs furnished on short notice, day or night, Our City Buss will meet every train on both I ^--i i l l \AI \AI A I ' OOcU I L/Udi ; v ? uuu I? vuu t ^ We handle the bent Coal, Hard and Soft. / k short notice delivered at your door. Believing we can please you we cordially Invite an lnspectloi ^ Sept. 6,1897. *%%%%%%% %%%%%% %A \ Success ? \ o \ a) \ ** \ I \ In various ways, but 'ti: ? tf\ s | \ purpose. Ours is an | s \ !? <8 A you?to serve you we ~i & !\ ^ 1 s \ you is evidenced b; I & 1 J\ ing trade. Catchir ? i | ?\ I ? s I \ ing fish, first it 5 ? c .\ 3 S I s *\ the right kind c . ^ ^ of g \ I f -3 I I \ the right kind" ? 5 | g H \ I I I I ! 4 \ honest prices. ?> <? Courteous Attention. ^ JP\J 1| ? II 1 Goods delivered I 1 free of charge to II I J ] any part of the III Aw/A cuy. ~ *>? <?' __ i 2 1 ? j / ?! i 11 /'Talk is I ? I 1 ? / ? ? - ~ o / " * s ? / Some people do i- aj o i / & | M 2 / 3 ? | | / We do not 'talk i 0 sfT - / | 8 | 5 / 1 ? | / prefer to let our cu ? f 8 / 1^1/ bound to please yoi 5 o / if/ with our "say so," c I i! ill witness our "do so." o # / = / and Low Prices beckon X / 7 i?. C. W7Z, / Aro. 4 Hotel JBloclc. - - KBROSBNE OIL? 1 rilCHAUD UANTT, is now prepared to do [V all -vork In his department In the best Ladfessre Invltet lanner and at reaaonable charges. Monthly Pick ling Vinegar, ustomers shaving, hair cutting and sham- billon. Ask lor 1 oolng 81 per month. Raeors honed and pnt i only at A. M. Hil l i i the hast condition for '?> cents eaoh. *%%%% UUUUUVJ Hill & Sons. | eaRon surpassed any stock heretofore kept by as. Oar Fall Stock ^ 3 full" of tbe "t est goods" of tbe latest and newest brands placed M .riety of all the leading: brands. Everything will be fresh and new ^ 0U8. "Headquarters." Call and see oar 1 Fall Display" and you will be ^ om the leading markets of the world. Lowreys & Blankers Ira- V Inner and Tea vlth a bountlfal spread of "Good Things" that will 0 newest designs, both In design and finish. Also a splendid line ^ ImbrellaH. TblR department Is well stocfted and we can and will ^ BAKER and MIL1BVRN WAGONS. We are sole agents for ^ I LI B. XUU KUUW WUBI tuojr t?IC. plete system of 'Water Works" furnishing fresh running water all ^ tbe comfort an<l pleasure or our patrons. We carry the largest ^ e found In upper Carolina. Saddle Horses and all kinds of Tourn- ^ with careful and polite drivers. DAT and BilGHT TRAINS. ^ roads day and night. Uso Green and Dry Wood, and can furnish yon in any quantity o? 9 n of our stock and solicit a fall share ol yonr patronage. V A. M. HILL & SONS. 2 ! is Wooed j\ s only won by honesty of f / ? honest purpose?to serve / g ill. How well we serve i raw / * K / our steadily increas- / g | / i i ig sales is like catch- / & jf g / ? "a I / . * ? 4 I io iico^/ooaiy iw K^L / 63 m ?r o / g g: g. 2 if tackle--We have / ?; o ? w / S | -s -B -honest goods at / g f * ? |/ ? s 111 / 11 s & i / h??i f if ^ a ? 8 ? S E <1 " 8 0 O * ffl D O Mr P 5- ? a a 3 I ft I A Lookoutfor our A| I .11 oil wagon on Tues I \A. I I V days, Thursdays, 9| and Saturd ays. Delivers oil or gasoline anywhere in the city. Cheap.'\< nT>; \ B S } ? M no thing but talk. \ | * ? | 1 \? ? lit much ourselves, we \Y p | , \ " 2 | c. stomers talk. We're \ I I s f \s I! j. Don't be satisfied \ 3 ? -? \ ? 2. 5* ome to our stores and \| | \i B 2 V | 1 High qualities tempt you \ ^ ? \ I a - ?. i. ? <->+ /^iik c+nrnc \ 8 o yOU IU iftiuc ai wui givivw. ^ SOiV & CO. \ I and - - Factory Hill. y 5 cents per Gallbn. 1 to sample our Prepared Men's and boy's top shirts 25 cents up| Pickles Jn samsonexhl- B. Hlllman's. 'ickllug Vinegar, found a new line of Drew Selby's ladles' fl k Sons. shoes. Come and get a pair before your si Is goue. Cobb Jt McDavld. EUNNING THE WBONG WAY. I Dr. Wilson Scores Sin nnd Sinners? Sabbatb BrenRers Catcb a Koast- 1 ing. Dr. Wilson of this city gave sin and sinners a good roasting last Sunday morning. He commented on tbe waywardness of tbe people In going for their mails and In running to meet tbe Sunday trains. They would run after trifles as light as air, but seldom ran toward tbe Saviour wbo beld In bis band a i crown of glory lor all who would come to blm. We gave more attention to the passing railroad train tban to the precious truths wblcb were published from tbe pulpits every Sunday morning. When be considered tbe wickedness of the people, and reflected upon tbe disregard of the Sabbath day by the congress of the nation In holding Sunday sessions, be was prepared to see manifestations of ibe Great Ruler's displeasure. Tbe fever wblcb was scourging tbe west and tbe visits of cyclones, which spread desolation, may be attributable to the Lord's displeasure because of a nation's disobedience to the divlna law. The learned divine Is eminently correct in Inveighing against the violation of the Sabbath day. When a people learps to disregard i the command as to the observance of the Sabbath day, one of the vital tenets of our religion is struck down. Wideman's Lecture. i On last Thursday night Will P. Wideman, 1 the South Carolina humorist., lectured at Nlch, oUon's Hall under the auspices of the Junior 1 Order of American Mechanics. The audience was sot large owing to several circumstances, > but It was a very enthusiastic one. Words cannot describe Wideman's lecture od "Hit I the Grit," you have Just got to see blm and hear him. The very sight of the man will make you laugh. Weconfess that we went to 1 the hall and took a back seat rather than a front one, so we could easily make our escape | if not pleased, but we afterwards regretted that we did not go up higher. Tbere are some fine thoughts in the lecture and you will be , Improved by hearing it. It you can laugh ' Wideman will make you laugh. In the part of the country fiddler he Is perfectly at home, | and you will soon see that be has "turned partners" at many a country frolic. He says i "be iB not a violinist he is just simply a fid' dler, and that there is as much difference between a violinist and a fiddler as there is be| tween a politician and a statesman." The lecturer Is a very entertaining gentleman off ? ?.11 .n It U'o oHtjIqo oil irkn I IUC 01050 ao WCll OO uu ill If w nu ? ?w ?ii t?uw can to hear and meet W. P. Wldeman.?Rock ^ Hill Herald. Hunting Blind Timers. Charleston Post. Chief Boyle seems to be bent on'having some good bunting. He 1balter big game ana has plunged into the heart of the 1 angle to seek the lair of the tiger. He found ODe yes terday and promptly bagged him, bringing bis skin back as a trophy. The chief is going about matters In a business like way as we predicted be would do. He Is doing right and we hope the State administration will take note of his methods. Everybody in Charleston will commend the police for the stand they have taken in enforcing the dispensary law. It is an odious law and because of its repngnance to the Ideas of all liberty loving people, the lawless element of liquor dealers have won a sympathy wblcb they do not deserve and wbleh under normal conditions they would not get. The blind tigers must go and the police have started out properly. TITI APlT)TinmTTTT1T T7 TT A TiTiTT rnusrijuiiY x>iji narrii The Union of the Hearts and Hands of Two or Abbeville's Best Young People. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Marshall have sent out Invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Sallle Norwood, to Mr, Frank C. DuPre, Thursday morning:, October the twentv-flrst, at half after ten o'clock, Trinity church, Abbeville, 8. C., 1897. Many friends extend good wishes for the happy couple. I # i W. Joel Smith A Son's Local!. Get our prices onbagglugand ties. All who fall to take advantage of the extrome low prices at which we are now selling flour, are doing their pocket books great Injustice. Winter Turf Oats are the very best for seed. We have Just received a large supply. No gardener should fall to plant Pears Onion setts, and as usual we are selling the choicest setts to be bad. Call on W. Joel Smith a Sods, and purchase a few barrels of Flour while li la going at less than car load prices. Two thousand patterns bagging and ties Just received, and to be sold at a bargain. Locals of Ang. W. Smith. The cheapest harness ever offered In Abbeville?nice set for ?5 and up to 812. Saddles cheaper than ever before. The place to buy them Is at Aug. W. Smith's. Don't believe the cry of high prices, for goods are still cheap at Aug. W. Smith's. We are now'securing our immense stock of goods and they must be sold. Come early and get your choice at Aug. W. Smith's. Aug. W. Smith is giving away the nicest furniture to his customers. Look at his advertlsmen). Bring your cotton to Aug. W. Smith and buy your goods cheaper than anywhere. The best woman's shoe on earth for 81.25 at Cobb & McDavld's. t nws sun L lUltlUll U U1ILL ? OF ? Talial Etil Estate! By authority conferred in and by the will of the late J. P. Kennedy, deceased, I will sell at public outcry on Saleday in November next, at Abbeville Court House, all the real estate of said deceased, consisting of Several Desirable Building Lots in the Town of Due West, S. C. Also, about One Thousand Acres of valuable farming lantfs. These lands are situate within two miles of Due West, and will be subdivided Into eight tracts ranging from 85 to 200 acres each. Full descriptive plats will be exhibited on day of sale. Persons wishing to see these lands before day of sale can do so by calling on the subscriber at Doe West. TERMS OF SALE?One-third cash, the balance on a credit of one and two years, with Interest at the rate of eight per cent, from day of sale; credit portion to be secured by bond and mortgage ol the premises. Purchaser to pay for papers and recording. at A. SELDEN KENNEDY, Executor. ne Due West, Oct. 5,1S97, It ze ' For Sale or Rent. T?l TJP ADDrVrTTP TXT XT TCI PAD ATf ? o.cj AooDTiuiiA 10 ruiv oaiiia a or rent. Terms easy. Apply to MRS. M. M. MILLER, at tbe Inn. DENTAL NOTICE. ! Br. S. G. Thomson, OFFICE DP-STAIRS ON MoILWAIN ..] Corner, Abbeville, S. C. j DENTAL NOTICE. S. F. Killingsworth, ,gl No. 4 Seal Block, Abbeville, 8. a MISS RACHEL HEMPHILL, | Typewriter and Stenographer.. . ;| -l^EGAL PAPERS PREPARED AND ALL* j' ? kinds of copying done on abort notice, ij Prices reasonable. \ ' '9 Office?No. 3, National Bank Building, upstairs. E. F. GILLIARD, /.TAILOR,/. HAS moved, aiN occupies the rooms japstairs in Knox's Hall, and is now pre* pared to do all kinds of repairing and cleanlag of gentlemen's clothes on short notloe.. , Samples of suite always on band. Charge* reasonable READ AND OBSERVE! i D.B.BROWN, Art Tailor, Cutter, Fitter, Etc., AF 40 YEARS PRACTICE AND LARGE m experience In the various styles of Amer- eg lean, French and English costumes. Clothes renovated in silks, woolens, etc. Dyer and Dresses. I^Inquire at E. F. Gllliard's >* Tailor Shop. July 11,1887. Water Works. HAVE your work done by a man that knows his business and save money and health. C. B. VERONEE. $ Practical and Licensed Plumber. Abbeville, 8. C., Jan. 12,1697. Surveying and Flatting. LAND and Town Lota. Also Terracing, Lev- ;; ellngand Grading. Aocurate work done where local attraction makes a Compass un- M reliable. T. C. ANDERSON, > U. Ninety-Six, 8. C. March 10,1897.-12m . f?i| WALTER L. MILLER, Attorney at Law. : q .Abbeville, S. C. I also represent a number of Investment Companies. Loans made on Abbeville or Greenwood City real estate. OFFICE on Law Range. OUR SEAS. | rfIHE NATURAL PROMPriNGS OF THE -L human heart goes out in tenderness for the dead, and we show respect for ourselves by giving a decent burial to our friends aa they go out from amongst us. J. f. SIGH, UNDERTAKER, has two FINE HEARSES, one for the white people, aud one for the colored people. He embalmes bodies, and keeps on band ALL LINDS OF COFFINS, from the cheapest to the finest. He takes orders for all kinds of TifONTJ- \ MENTS and HEADSTONES. When the services of an Undertaker la needed, or monuments are wanted, call on J. W. SIGN, Telephone No. 46, Shop. Kesldenc, No. 55. July 15,1896, tf I Aiken & Ellis REPRESENT The Travelers9 Life & Accident Insurance Co ' OF HARTFORD, CfONN. One of the Oldest and Best in + lin \A/rtrM kllw tv v/l imi w 'jfew m THE LIVERPOOL & 1 LONDON & GLOBE , THE LANCASHIRE ' Of England THE QUEEN, THE HOME J Of New York. We Write First-Class Conntry Risks. Office: ? Upstairs, next to Hotel. 'Phone 97 firs. Taggart HAS MOVED And for the future can be found In the rooms above Barksdale's Store. New Goods Are beginning to arrive and she is ready to serve the public with the LATEST IN MILLINERY and give Best Styles in Dress-Making. Try those fine Silver Back Mackerel just received at A. M. Hill & Sons. Men not only want to live rich, but to die rich; the bent, easiest and safest way to do both is to take a life policy at once in the .. Travelers, with Aiken & Kills. ' ' >- T .< * V '<??