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"% A.BBEYILLE, S. C. =====^ b7 ' " "V. ^""Published every Wednesday at S3 a year in advance. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1899. ^ The Dispensary. We copy tbat portion of Governor Ellerbe's r~ ' message which relates to the dispensary. It ^ ?? '! rtf ?Kn 1 o ttt nrhllo If I mu BttUOJ/ VUCOU|/^Vl bOiO VI luo I?n, TTMt.v *v. ( Is possible tbat the friends of local option may I rbe displeased with tbe force and directness wltb wblch be presents his views. Tbe State newspaper makes a fleroe flght on tbe Governor, because of tbe Governor's failure to comply wltb some understanding between blmself and Governor Ellerbe, wblch promise as understandllngbad not been made public until now. Owing to the great 'engtb, of tbe 8tate's artlole, we read but a part of It. Turning to tbe message, we found . It not objectionable to us. We take it for granted tbat eacb of tbe gentlemen connected wllb tbls unpleasant affair means to do right. The Press and Banner bas not tbe sl'ghtest hesitancy In expressing Its faith In tbe good Integrity of Governor IHiiieroe, out. as a poimcmu uo um ucnujr made many mistakes,?some of which cannot well be defended?but, for all that Id his public acta be bas kept tbe faltb, not only with the friends of tbe dispensary, bat wltb tbe satire public, and bas given as a clean administration. Speaking for tbe Press and Banner, we tblnk tbat private understandings?between editors and politicians?wblcb understandings or agreements may be contrary to public expressions?Is to be regretted. When tbe Issue Is Joined tbe contest should be carried on in public, and tbe people Bbould be taken into tbe full confidence of tbose wbo would either rule tbe State or mould public opinion. > Private agreements, or secret promises, among politicians and editors,?which prove to be contrary to declared purposes?may affect public opinion, as to the amount of confidence that Is to be placed la either editor* or politicians. In jDBtioe to the voters of the State Governor Ellerbe Lad no right to make promises JHP ln secret which were at variance with the aentiments of bis pabllc speeches. On the other band, in Justice to Itself The State should not have accepted a private penoual promise which would affect its political course. - The Press and Banner would not attempt to apportion blame, if blame there was. Tbe fkct, that the Editor of The State and tbe candidate for Governor did make a oontract or agreement between themselves which is not made known until after the election is the matter which surprises the public. Tbe public cares nothing about Ellerbe's private promise, trade or agreement with The State. It is the fact that the publio was not taken Into their confidence which mt,y attract nnblln attention. ? 1 Death of Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Mary Harden Smltb, wife of Mr. J. Allen Smltb, died Monday afternoon, January 16,1899, at three o'clock. She had been slok for abont two weeks, of paralysis. Mr*. Smith was the youngest daughter of Hon. Edward J. Harden of Savannah, Geor- ( gla, and was married In 1385, since ; which ' time she has lived In Abbeville. She leaves 1 her husband and five children, the* youngest J being an infant son of only two weeks of < r age. She leaves a mother, a sister and a I brother in Abbeville, a brother iu Savannah, ] and ahother in Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Smith was a womsn ol culture and j literary tastes. Being a great lover of books , she spent much of her time In reading. Re- < tiring in her nature, her beautiful character < and her loveable qualities were unknown to J v many. i The funeral was oonducted by Rev. J. 1 Lowrle Wilaon in the Presbyterian church, and the appropriateness of the services has ] swtanlnnnri mmmnnt. and P.nnroval. Stores and business houses were closed In respect to the memory of the deoeased, and a great multitude assembled to pay tribute to the beloved one who had J net gone out from amongst us. ? Tbe Round Bale. We published mnch last week about the roand bale. We know nothing or It of our i own knowledge, bat we are Impressed with ( v tbe feasibility of tbe proposition. Tbe cotton mill will investigate the matter, and If President Bailey and Superintendent Ihompson should be pleased with it, tbe glnners at Abbeville will be urged to put in a plant for packing the ronnd bale. If the saving in bagging and ties is not off-set by some disadvantage witb which we are not now acqaalanted, tbe cotton mill cannot afford to continue to waste the cost x of bagging and ties. Tbe saving to the - mill oould not be lees than sixty cents a bale. This amount on 5,000 bales would go a long way toward paying for a new ginnery. The cotton mill would save several thous. and dollars in ware-bouses. The4 ware-bouses as they now stand would bold enough rouod bales to supply the mill after It is doubled Id v size. If 95,000 could be saved In the building of ware-bouses, and if 93,000 oould be saved on the waste bagging and ties, it is to be BeeD that the mill cannot well afford to ubb the old bale. And $8,000 would laok very little of bonding a new ginnery In case the ginneries here decline to put In the new process. Negro From Indiana. Traveling Representative Grant S.Neal, of "The Freeman," Indianapolis, Indiana, is in town, working in the interest ofbis paper, From the list which he exhibits, he is about tbemost successful subscription agent that we have Been. His paper, The Freeman, is published in the best Interest of the colored man, and therefore be soliolts the friendship and goodwill of the white people. If that paper would do the Southern negro a kindness it might inggest to the President that he ceaie to reward with office the men who are responsible for the riots that occur at election times. fm i ?? r ' CbaDKe In Bnslnean. The firm of R. C. Wilson & Co. have die. solved by tbe withdrawal Mr. Wilson. Tbe business will be continued at tbelr old stand by Messrs. L. T. and T. M. Miller. Tbe Press and Banner extends good wishes to tbe new firm, who will always be ready to serve tbe pnbllo with tbe same fidelity and courtesy that cbactenzed the old firm. Mr. Wilson, tbe former head of the business, is a man of great entergy and business tact, and we will be surprised If be does not again appear as a factor in tbe business of Abbeville. Too Mneh Legislation. From present indications this Legislature is trying to tear up the earth, and making an effort to remove all the old landmarks. This session seems to be largely made up of new members, and If they can do nothing of gen' eral Interest, they may harrass and annoy local oonstltnents. The Governor was dead right on tbe bienDial sessions. Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any. Real superiority does not come from t the class to which we belong, but from ourselves." I . .. ' , COTTON MILL MEETING. Stockholders Vote to Increase the Capital Stock to $400,000. On last ThursdaV. the stockholders of the Abbeville Cotton Mill met In the Court House at foar o'clock. After organizing, they adlourned to the law office of Parker <fe .? J T1 TS D.nnl An t In t ho oho li> ureene. o. r. d?ho;, ncomcub iuc vum<. W. H, Parker, Secretary. It was ascertained that .>18 shares were represented in person or by proxy. Upon a call for vote on the increase of the capital stock the.vote stood: Yes 513 shares No 35 shares Majority for increase 488 Bhares The Secretary, Hon. W. H. Parker, was requested to make the necessary application to the Secretary of Slate, and yesterday the papers were sent forward. with statements made at the meeting as to the condition of the mill, the stockholders were much gratified. The success of the mill up to this time, and the outlook Tor the future was promising of good results to those who bad put their money into the enterprise. The mill Is now making the finest sample of three-yards goods, ana the demand Is in excess of the ability of the mill to manufacture. Forty new Northrop looms have been shipped, and are expected to arrive this week. It Is thought that they will be in operation by the first of February. Two new boilers have been ordered, and tcKitnh win hft n)n.RAd in Dosltlon in due time. An order baa been given for a floe electric plant, by wblcb tbe mill will be lighted. The contract for tbe enlargement of tbe mill house will likely be given to Capt. Cagle of Greenville. The contract for forty new cottages has not been let. There are several bidders for the whole and a number of contractors propose to build smaller numbers than tbe whole. Tbcreare now some 3,700 bales of cotton In the ware houses?enough to last lor six or eight months, or until the enlargement Is made. Tbe enlargement and tbe additional machinery will be had, say about September or October, when the mill will run night and day. WEST END. Happenings and Incidents of a Week Around and About (be City. Court convened on time Monday. and tbe Bual crowd of witnesses and jurors were on band. Judge Townsend ts presiding, and Solioltor M. F. Ansel Is making tbe lawbreaker* repent of their evil deedB. Miss Alicia Hayne one of tbe "Mountain City's" most charming youngladies Is expected here to-day, she will be the guest of tbe Misses Calhoun, daring ber stay In tbe city. Miss Mamie Lee came borne Saturday last, after an abscence of six weekg. visiting relatives In Greenville. Christie Benet spent Sunday here, be re turned to Piedmont Monday morning. Capt. J. L. Perrln writes from Cuba, "that the South Carolina soldiers are camped In a most healthy and delightful place, that tbe water Is pare and good, that tbe boys are well, and In fact are well pleased with their new quarters." "That there are all nationalities, and conditions people In Cuba." We are glad oar boys are so well fixed, and hope that before tbey get home-sick Uncle Sam, will decide tbat tbey have soldiered enough, and send tbem back to South Carolina. Nearly Every day one can bear Auctioneer Brooks crying the sale of cattle or horses or both. At tbls season, tbe lean klne are on tbe market. Poor crops, or poor prices, big store accounts, cause tbe ohange of ownership. T'ls tbe same story every year, only some years tbe Auctioneer has more work tban others. Miss Isabella Bratton wbo has been visiting relatives bere for several weeks, left last Thursday, for Los Angeles, Cai. wnere she ' * ' * * ** XTrtKU goes lO V161L Der AUDI, J.UIO, cunnu xiuuic, who Is quite sick. Mr. Calhoun Marshall, tbe handsome and popular conductor on tbe Anderson brunch of ibe Southern R. R., spent several days here last week, with his home-folks. Ia tbe Janaary issue of "Tbe Green Bag," a Magazine for Lawyers published In Boston Mass. Walter L. Miller. Esq. of this oily has an article on George McDuffle. this article Is given tbe first plaoe In tbe Magazine, and tbe frontlepleoe is a portrait of McDuffle, this ponraltMr. Miller bad copied from a painting in one of the libraries of tne State Unlversltle, Columbia, S. C. The Souvenir Number of the Albany Law Journal had a sketch and criticism of John C. Calhoun, this article contains ? splendid plotnre of the great statesman, representing him as making a speech in [he Senate. This article is continued and will t>e flrnlsbed in tbe next number of the magasine, Mr. Miller has In preparation several nber articles which will appear later in lltferent periodicals, Mr. Miller, has said attained In little reputation as a writer }n blograpblo and legal topics, He has bad a article copied In tbe London Law Times also In the Madras Law Journal of India. Walter Speed was In town yesterday. Mao McCalia was here last Sunday. He [eaves this week for Nashville, Tenn. where ae will attend school. " 1 * HOOKED AT HODGES. Items of Interest In the Growing Town. Hodges. S. C.. Jan. 16 1899. Today will settle tbe question as to who will serve as ooancil members for Hodges. Tbe Post office baa been moved from the Rtore of G. 0. Nlokles to tbe drag store of C. W. Cason. Jobnle McCord will serve you with courtesy and good wishes in bis new quarters. . Tbe report of a certain citizen of our vlllege is tbat tbere are 24,780 cross ties betweew Abbeville and Hodges, and a lot of long trestles, and two cattle pens. This is information for tbe public, and It will be well for all persons to cut these figures out and paste In tbelr bats for a bandy reference. Business prospects for another year, in spite of hardtlmes, seem to be encouraging. People are sowing lots of grain and are preparing pastures for stock raising. Mr. J. C. White who has been with us a good portion of tbe winter, will leave this week for bis home In Birmingham, Ala., where he has a lucrative position with tbe Nortblngton Munger. Pratt Co., manufactures of ginning outfits. Mr. White is a veteran in tbe gin .making business and the Munger 8ystem appreciates blB services. Prof. Jno. Leltb will administer tbe oil of rodium at the new school in tbe 5th district In a few weeks. The building is rapidly nearlng completion. HODGES' LOVER. Abbeville's Enterprising Cltlceu Helps to Build a Neighboring Town. Greenwood Journal. J. Allen Smith, of Abbeville, who owns the ginning plant at Hodges, and by tbe way, the nest In the up oountry, seems to have fallen much In love with Hodges as a business center. He is investing his money here freely, and has done much for tbe growth of tbe business interests for our people. He comes one better tbls week. He has bought out tbe stock and good will of Mr. J. T. Ellis, and will run a large furnishing business to our farmers during the year 1899. The business of the new store will be operated by Mr. J. T. Ellis as manager, and they will carry tbe largest and best assortment of goods In tbe town. The Btyle of the firm will be "The Enterprise Ginnery Co." We all appreciate Mr. Smith's enterprise and get up and get. We nredict for him a liberal Datronaee from a grateful people. Mr. Nelson, who bas charge of a good portion of J. Allen Bmltb's business, spent a few days in Hodges last week looking after Mr. Bmltb's recent purchase of the stock of J.T. Ellis. Mr. Nelson has endeared himself to our people by bis flrstclass business qualifications and courteous treatment towards all whom be oomes In contact with. He bas scpresof warm admiring frleads who always delight In welcoming him to our midst. SEABOARD DEAL UPHELD. T Mr. Ryan's Attempt to Enjoin the Sale of Stock Defeated. Baltimore. Md., Jan. IS.?Judges Wykes and Stockbrldge today denied the injunction recently asked for In the Maryland circuit court by Tbomus F. Ryan, of New York, In WUJl'U IUO ^ClltlUUCi DUU^Ub lu ICbUttlU LUC transfer of 3,000 Bbares of tbe stock of the Seaboard Air Line held by trustees under a pooling agreement. The petition was dismissed and Mr. Ryan was ordered to pay the oosts. The stocks in question were recently sold to a syndicate beaded by John Bkelton Williams, of Richmond, and its transfer involves control of the Seaboard system. It .is understood that the purchasers have agreed to pay S200 per share for the stock which Mr. Ryan claims bad been previously Bold to him for (125 per ubare. The action of the court in denying tbe Injunction clears tbe way to a transfer of tbe road to its new owners. Tooth Brushes, Nail Brushes, Hair Brushes, L/Uiijus, au., a o^ouiaiv/ ai> iuiuuiu u jl/uitic a Drug 8tore. The finest line of soap ever bronght to Abbeville at MUford <fc Dul're's Drug Store. . . :.i ' ' ' .... ? . . / *" ' : " ' - WHISKEY LICENSES. ancceix OI me uispenmirjr 1U viennuK the State of Whiskey. List of persons in South Carolina holding UDlted States rev?nue licenses for the revenue year ending July 1,1899, other than dispensers : , Abbeville?None this year; four last year. Aiken?None this year; three last year. Anderson?None this year; three lastyear. Bamberg?None this year; three last year. Barnwell?None this year; seven last year. G. L. Klnard. Beaufort?Eleven this year; forty lost year. P. W. Scheper, A. F. \V. Alslna. W. J. Allen. M. F. Miller. I.. I. Denser & Bro., Stickler & Klaren, W. P. Robert, F. W. Scheper, George C. Schwarz. M. Turner, Andrew Dally. Berkeley?Seven this year: fifteen last year. J. F. Avlnger, S. H. Jones, J. G. Llndstedt, Chris Mappus, D. 0. Thornley, J. R. Wood, W.J.Wolfe. Charleston?One hundred and forty-eight this year; two hundred and twenty-one last year. George Abrams, C. H. Albers. L. F. Aldert, Mrs. R. M. Austin, Joseph Bollo, John Burns, Jas. T. Bralnovlch. F. C. W. Behlmer, G H. G. Behlmer, T. S. Blanchard, Jr., <fe Co., W. Bluraenberg, J. M. Bottger, Wm. H. Behrens, A. H. C. Boette, F. Bob ten, T. S. Bowick, J. A. Bertoccl, Peter Balazano, J. F. Bosch, L. J. Burmelster, Calhoun Club. Wm. Byrnes, A. Cervettl, P. J. Conway, Vincent Chlcco, G. Cantlni, Charleston Hotel Co.. A. F. Clauss, C. H. Castens, J. M. Coley, L. J. Cahlll, James Carroll, A. Carollo, Commercial Club, E. H. Doscher, A. F. Doscher, J. L. Doten, August Doscher, G. Dryer, agent, W._Kickmeyer, H. Elckmeyer, B. B. Epwards, E. <S F. rerri. w. T. Fitzgerald, E. & F. Ferrl, Antonio Garblnl, G. H. Groves, S. Glarrettl. B. Graham, F. Gehlken, German Rifle Club, E. J. Gorman, P. M. Hamilton, Jr.. K. Hope, Jr., R. Hope, J. W. Hunt, W. C. F. Hesenkamp, O. H. Helns, H. 0. Hasselmeyer, J. H. Hackermann, L. F. Hackermann, C. J. Helnsohn, H. Hemme, G. F. Helns, L. J. Hlleon, John Holllngs, H. 8. Hutcbmacher. H. G. C. Hackermann, J. 8. Holleman, L. F. Hackermann. H. G C. Hackermann, C. F. Hottinger. Tbe Jobn Hurkamp Co., G. L. Hockelmeyer, R. Ittner. W. C. Irwin, W. D. Koester, Jobn J. Landers. Jobn McCarrell, T. J, Ltdiiy, D. Marchettl, Joseph P. McInemy, Thomas Marks, E. A. Mailer. J. W. Moonev, H. Martsohlnk, Henry Mappus, Wm. Mappus, J. F. McKay, F. Martschlnk, B. A. Myers, J. D. E. Myer, H. G. N. Moblman, T. W. Mappus, Tbe Merchant Club, Nolte & Slebmeyer, John J. Miller, H. Nolte, J. O'Brien, C. H. Otten, Jr., F. L. O'Neill, E. Perano, B. M. Plcquet, B. M. Plcquet, G. M. Pitcher, Antoalo Perano, E. H. Rlckels, Jr., HsRenken, George L. Rodemann, E. J. Riddock. Jobn A. Rink, H. R. Rabens, Sottlle Bros., Louis Steinberg, N. Sottlie. John Sturm, D. Schroder, A. L. Schultz, F. Simons, J. 0. Sanders, D. Stehmeyer, C. H. Scbmonsees, D. S. Soul),F.Tbee, H. F. Tlencken, W. E. Vaden, Tlmberlake A Cu., Joe Tesi, E. Topi, O. Von Doblen, N. Von Giahn, P. Vlgnolo, W. E. Venning, Jr., John C. Witt, A. W. Wleters, W. G. Welkert, W.8. Welnbelmer.Mrs. A. A. Witt, Mrs. A. A. Witt, Walters & Lunden, H. Werner, W. S. Whaley, L. Williams, O. H. Wleters, T. Ht J. Williams, Cbarlea Paesarello, J. Dt Youo. Cherokee?One this year; ten last year. James H, Cook. Chester?None this year, six last year. Chesterfield?None this year; three last year. Clarendon?None this year; one laat year. Colleton?Three thisyear; twelve last year. E H. Chlnnls, J. D. Elliott, W. C. Geraty. Darlington?None this year i three last year. Dorchester-One this year; seven last year. Pine Forost Inn Co. Jtageneia?none vu;> jcai , i/wu iam jrcm. Fairfield?No license In tlila county this year or last. Florence?One this year; six last year. W. H. Berry. Georgetown?None this year; ten last year. Greenville?Two this year; thirteen last year. ? . J. W. Duncan, Robert Griffin. Greenwood?None this year; one last year. Hampton?One this year; five last year. William Owens. Horry?No Uoenses In this county this year or last. Kersbaw?None this year; five-last year. Lancaster-None tbls year; three last year. Laurens?None thle year; tbree last year. Lee?None tbls year. Lexington?None ibis year; one last year. MarioD?None tbls year; three last year. Newberry?One this year; eight last year. P. F. Baxter. Oconee?Two this year; three last year. W. L. Harbin, Wilson <St Hunsinger. Orangeburg?None tbls year; five last year. Pickens?No licenses in this county tbls year or last. Richland?Four tbls year; tbirty-four last W. C. Dunlap, B. David, Smith <fc Brazell, J. 0. H. Troeger. Saluda?None tbls year; two last year. Spartanburg?Two tbls year; twenty-six I last vear. W.'P. Brown, B. 8. Doolittle. Sumter?None ibis year; four last year. Union?None tbls year; eight last year. Williamsburg-None tbls year; two last year. York?None tbls year; four last year. ? LOWNDESVILLE LETTER. Death of a Christian Young LadyDoll Times?Discouraging Outlook for Laborers?'Teachers. Lowndesvllle. Jan. 16,18B9. Oar teaoliers were on band Monday morning, and began the scbool exercises for the spring term. The number of pupils present, was about up to the usual number on opening day. It Is a mistaken idea, with a great many that if a day or two, are tost in tbe beginning of a school, it makes but little difterenoe but tbe time can never be regained. Messrs Harper A Latimer are finishing the store near the Depot, tbe property of Mr. Robert Burdett, where they propose to do business till fall, when tbey will rebuild. Mr. R. E. Moseley left here last week for Nashville, Tenn., where be will take a course In Typewriting, Bookkeeping; and Stenography. He expects to be gone lor several, months. Mr. J.T, Latimer was summoned by telegram a lew days ago to Abbeville, because of tbe illness of bis brother, Mr. J. H. Latimer, whose friends in tbls section are sorry to bear of bis sickness, and hope that be may soon be restored to bis usual health. Mr. B. A. Bell and family, have moved here. We are glad to welcome them to our town. Here it is tbe middle of the first month, in tbe new year, and still muoh of last year's crop of ootton to pick. It Is said that Messra. J. w. and W. H. Harden, have at least, 20 bales of cotton to pick. If we have much more of such weather as we bad rrori Tuesday to Saturday morning there will still be muoh cotton in tbe fields, at planting time, and we hear of Bome who have not finished gathering corn. There Ib a depression, a sort of stand still along almost all lloes of business In this section. There are but few of our landholders wuu arc Bup^iicu nuu uauuo, uuu t* ^icai many of tbe renters are still without a borne for another year. Many of these last, have known for sometime, that tbere was a slim prospect of them paying out, and fearing that their little all, would be called for, have been so much discouraged that tbey have not known what to do, and nothing has been done. We hope for a better day in the near future. Birth?To Mrs. W. L. Kennedy, a son, last Mr.' E. C. Mechlne and family left last Thursday for New York, and from there to Paris, France, where tbey expect to spend several months. Miss Annie Llddell returned last week, from a few days visit to Miss Rosa Bell, near Latimer. Our people were much startled about tbe noon hour on Thursday, by the very sudden ^ > Vn MId n 1 1-istlo IfAual an Chn ma a on. ucaiu ui illIOD Liutin *uuouivj wuv niw opparently in her usual bcaltb when she took her seat at the dinner table, she fell back Id ber cb&lr.and In a lew moments had breathed her last. Dr. Speer was called In, but could do nothing. On the lollowlng day at 3 p. m., all of ber relatives and friends In reach met at the Moeely House, where the Rev. W. 8. Stokes assUted by the Rev. H. C. Fennel Id sbort appropriate services paid tbe last sad tribute of respect and love. Her remains were then carried to, and deposited In Smyrna Cemetery. In respect to ibe deceased our stores and places of buslnes were dobpd. MIbs Lucia Moseley wast.be youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. J do. M. Moseley?was born and raised In this seotloD. Early in life sbe Joined the Methodist Church, and to the day of her death was a consistent and devoted member, living up to all of Its requirements. She was well known. Her kind and geolal disposition made IrleDds with all whom she met. Her dally Hie was of sucb a nature as to Impress ber lrlends witu iuo iatti buai nun uci, i uu v,ui iollaa warfare, begun in early life, would be fought to tbe end. By precept and example, abe ever gave evidence of the ruling principle wltbln her. By kindly and gently abiding and admonishing those In whom she felt a special Interest, she was doubtless Instrumental in obecklng departures Irom tbe requirements of a higher life. Whatever ber Influence she willingly and without arrogance or pride exerted It for good. She was pure In thought, word and act. This being realized by all who knew bar, ber worth was acknowledged and bore its legitimate fruit. She will be greatly missed in tbe community, in the home circle, and In tbe church. We mourn the loved and lost. We hope to be reunited to her, around the throne ol tbe Eternal when time with us shall be no more. Troupe. When In need of Cologne and Extracts, It will pay you to go to. Mllford & DuPre's. Bath tubs kept In stock at C. P. Hammond. All Monkles sometimes have to be caged,but "Mike," tbe book and paper man Ir out of bis, Come over and see him, A. S. J. Casaldy, One case outing J ust received at Haddon. ' Coats spoil cotton wholesale and relall at Haddon's. V/ 1 ~ . V > - ' ^ _ . _ 1st JMll' Is OPENING UP THIS week in one of the new stores on Trinity Street a full line of General ] Merchandise, consisting * of Dry Goods, Notions, j Shoes, Hard ware; Heavy ] Groceries, Corn, Meal, 1 Oats, Bran, Lard, Hams, 1 Best Grade New Orleans Syrups, also Fancy Gro- < cerles. j All goods bought at ROCK BOTTOM CASH 1 PRICES, and will be 1 sola at a cjubu luaiftiu. , 4 J. II, til. I ] : d . ? Tie State of Sooth Carolina,1 *4 COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. ' 3 1 COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. _ i W. M. Devlin, Plaintiff, against W. M. McGee, ] J. H. McGee and J. B. Harmon, Defend- ' ants. j SCNMOSS, FOB BELIEF. (Complaint not Served.) j To the Defendant* above named: ] You ARE,HEREBY SUMMONED AND < required toanswerthecomplalntintblsactlon 1 wbicb is filed In the office of tbe Clerk or tbe ' Court of Common Pleas for Abbeville County, ' and to serve a copy of your answer to tbesatd complaint on tbe subscriber at bis office at Abbeville Court House, Sonth Carolina, with- < in twenty days after tbe service hereof, exclusive of tbe day of sucb service; and If you 3 fall to answer tbe complaint within tbe time 1 aforesaid, the plalntlfl in this action will apply to the Court for (he relief demanded In tbe complaint. Dated tbe 13th day of December, 1898. WM. N. GRAYDON, , Plaintiff's Attorney. I To the absent defendants, W. M. McGee and T II . , J. XX . 1UVVJCC J Take Notice, tbattbe summons, of which the foregoing Is a copy, and theopmplalnt In this action are on file in the office of the Clerk < of the Conrt of Common Pleas f<* Abbeville County. 4 WM, N. GRAYDON, Plaintiffs Attorney. t Abbeville, 8. C., Jan. 9, 1899. < %%%%%%%%% I WANTED 1:1 \ HIDES, BEES WAX, jj' j OLD BRASS AND j; 1 ' COPPER. J<' ' 2 ' ]!1 4 Highest Market Price (I ?[ Paid in pASH. j | ' I r | H. f. LAWSON & CO. | Miniumr nr mnnMinv MUHVUViiUH Vi * Mife i MMillfMlt i VTOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE partnership heretofore existing and known as R. C. WILSON & CO., has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. L. T. and T. M. MILLER having bought the Interest of R. C. WILSON, will continue the business, assuming the liabilities of the late Arm. R. C. WILSON, L. T. MILLER, Jan. 16,1893. T. M. MILLER. Notice to Debtors. ALL persons Indebted to the late firm of R. C. WILSON <fe CO.. must make prompt, settlement with L. T. and T. M. MILLER, successors. ? L. T. MILLER. Jan. 10, 1899. T. M. MILLER. I t>a n m i | low GSt TEXAS, MEXICO, CALIFORNIA, ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO, or any point, with FREE MAPS, write to FRED. 0, BUSH, ! District Passenger Agent, Louisville & Nashville R, R., 1 No. 1 BROWN BLDO., ATLANTA, GA. BUM'S SI! By virtue of chattel mortgage and by written consent of mortgagee, I o will sell on SATURDAY, 21st, I b Three Mules and One Mare, b ' ii the property of F. M. WILSON, for natlsfactlou of balance due on mortgage to Farmers' B Bank. N. SCHRAM, Jaa. 17,1899, It Agent for Mortgagee. 4 .. ft II you want to And "old Mike," come over to Jones F. Miller's oorner. He will be always glad to see you. A. S. J. Cassldy. S< When you buy ?o">is at Milfo'd <& DaPre you can depend on getting the best, and 01 everything Iresh at lowest price#. U V s * GEMS IN VERSE. The Little Streets. _ "Tomorrow I'll do It," says Bennie. "I will by and by," says Seth. "Not now?pretty soon," says Jennlfc , "In a minute," says little Beth. Ob, dear little people, remember That, true as the stars in the sky, The little streets of Tomorrow, Pretty Soon and By-and-by Lead, one and all, As straight, they say, As the King's highway, To the city of Not at All 1 ?Annie H. Donnell in Youth's Companion. If X Were Ton. [f I were you, I'd see my path of duty Jo plain and straight, without a ourve or bend lad walk upon it, without swerve or falter, from life's beginning straightway to its end. I'd be so strong, so faithful and so true, i would, If I were you. [f I were yon, I'd live upon a pittance tad save np money for a rainy day ind never Duy a preity gown or jcwh Jt take a bit of pleasure by the way, ind then I'd be so cheerful, never blue, [ would, If I were yotL If I were you and friends that knew you Ion gest Would hurt and wound, advice unasked wonl< give, I'd still fbrbear and oherlah all their virtues &nd ever with them In contentment live. I'd be so faithful, constant through anc through, [ would, if I ware yotL [f I were yon and found some gentle woman iVho gave you sweetness, trust and sympathy l would not turn to them for consolation, 3ut seek alone the barren friendship tree, 51 or try to find a broader mental view. lb, no; I would not?not if 1 were yon. , fcnd if a man should help you with his liklni To stronger purpose or to braver deed ['d do without his presence and incentive, Lest all the gossips' tongues- thereby shoul< speed, Although It take from life its pleasures few? [ would, if I were you. III were you, I'd stay in old inclosures And be consistent all the way along, No matter what the stress and strain of lift is remptations, trials, sorrows, loss among. Ill this and more I'd do, [ would; if I were you. But for myself, as I am just a woman, ['11 take what help and gladness I can find, (Tor make a pledge to absolute perfection, tad all my way to hard heroics bind, Content to think, with kindly deeds as leaven While here I dwell I lose no hope of heaven, And so, withal, at last I may not rue Net doing at?I would if I were you. ?Anna Olcott Commelln. Child ud Mother. 0 mother, my love, if you'U give me your hazu And go where I ask you to wander, [ will lead you away to a beautiful land, The dreamland that's waiting out yonder! We'll walk in the sweet posy garden out ther Where moonlight and starlight are streaming And the flowers and the birds are filling th air With the fragrance and muslo of dreaming. rhere'U be no little, tired out boy to undress No questions or cares to perplex yon; rhere'U be no little bruises or bumps to os ress Nor patching of stockings to vex you, for I'll rock you away on the silver dev stream And sing you asleep when you're weary, And no one shall know of our beautiful dream But you and your own little dearie. And when I am tired I'll nestle my head In tbe bosom that's soothed me so often. And the wide awake stars shall sing in my stea A song whiok my dreaming shall soften. Bo, mother, ay love, let me take your dea hand. And away through the starlight we'll wan der, Away through the mist to the beautiful land. The dreamland that's waiting out yonder! ?Eugene Field. The Mirror. Mr mirror tells me that my face Is fair, * And can I doubt but that it tells me true? My mirror says that I have golden hair And cheeks like the wild rose and eyes c blue. [ say, "Do I indeed these charms possess, 3 trusty glass?" My mirror answers "Yes." When lovers' tales this heart all free from oar Have surfeited with flattery's oloylng rweel Unto my mirror do I straight repair And cry: "O mirror, ia this all deceit? t*7. QO 1 merit praise una iuiiu earnsa r Then doth my trusty mirror answer "Yea." Deem me not vain, I pray, for well I know That when 'life's akies have lost thbir ros hue [ must one day unto my mirror go And say, "Oh, tell me, mirror, is It true That every day my youthful charms gro\ less?" Then must my trusty mirror answer 'Tea." And, oh, I trust that In that later day, Hie time of silvered hair and fading sight, When I unto my looking glass shall say, "O mirror, with my beauty's waning light Doth honor also fail and virtue go?" Then may mine truthful mirror answer ".No.1 ?Margaret F. Mauro in MoClure's Magazine. Each In His Own Name. A f re mist and a planet, A crystal and a otU, A jellyfish and a Marian And caves whfev the cave men dwel Then a sense at law and beauty And a face turned from the clodBorne call it evolution, And others call it God. A haze on tie far horizon, The infinite, tender sky; The ripe, rich tints of the oornfleld* And the wild geese sailing high And all over upland and lowland The charm of the geldenrod? Borne of us oall it autumn, And others call it God. Like the tides on a orescent eeabeaob When the moon la new and thin, Into our hearts high yearnings Come welling and surging la. Come from the myttio ocean, Whose rim no fool has trod? Some of us call it longing, And others call II GecL A picket froaen on duty, A mother starved for her brood, Soorates drinking the hemlock And Jesus the rood. The million who, humble and nameless The straight, hard pathway trod? Borne call it ooaeeoration, And others call it God. ?W. S. Oar ruth in Christian Beglster. fou o'n talk o* martial heroes till th' tool ? Gabriel's horn An declaim about your statesmen till you'f hoar s?i Bat they ain't th' biggest heroes that Into tfe world warn born, For compared with some their work 1 mighty coarse. rh' real heroes wear no tokens bat th' bllatex on their han's. . They 're th' toilers that aboun in every ollmc Ihey're th' very bone en sinoo o' all times a o' all lan's. They're th' men who keep a-hastlin all tl time. ?Omaha World-Herald. Qod'B glory lies not out of reach. The moss we crush beneath our feet, The pebbles on'the wet seabeach, Have solemn meanings, strange and sweet. ?Owen Meredith. x nave moveu my paper ana oook siam ver to the enterprising Arm of Jones F. Mil er, on opposite corner from the hotel. I wll e pleased to have all my customers to com ver and see me. 1 assure you that you wll e better suited there, I will carry the sani Ines as I have heretofore. I am also in a bei ar position to call at your homos and wil ladly do so. A. 8. J. Cassldy. We make Stationery a specialty. Mllford DuPre. When in need of anythlne in our line, cal >r Phone 107. Mllford & DuPre. It will pay you to Inspect our line of Tolle oap. Mllford & JJuPre. DntnonotAl will otnn that. nrtlfl ovn rv (lm( r money refunded. For satlo by Mllfoxd < aPre. ...... - V - . . Fine Candies, Dri | Medicines, Toilet $ Articles, Etc. 1 fee ...... I 3 ** J !q Z / PRESCRIPTION PHONE 107. Hot W WINTER IS HEBE AND YOITI PLEASURE TO YOU WI1 i C. P. HA1 can connect your ordinary coo 1 give you hot water for the kitch WATER WOBKS put in on Water Closets put in in th good plumbing done. , Very! c. P. ' Harrison j %%%%%%% # %%%%% : Dru&s. Ciffar? Toilot Articles a: i i w xt-c-^-c'c'c c-<r>c-c<r-c< \ I J. Allen S ' w a| will have in * w Bp a full stock # Guano, Acid ?n md t?d a -\rr<ta ttkvwpv a $ FERTILIZERS FOR " fj? YEAR8 WILL LOO] * W BRANCH OF THE BU? f Luck is agood thing, ; Dame Fortune won' them good. Better cret vour oro r are good. ? The right kind are ji< wholesome. No "luck" in the wa] determination to sell ) that you get what yc I L.T.&1 Flour,1 , No. 4, Ho t We Can & | You Mom a I CARRY ONLY GEN , GOODS AT THE L0WES1 , ' ? DON'T GET CAUGHT WI1 Vlf FORE YOU EXAMINE Ml i I W. D. BAR "t THE ABBEVILLE ONION. H '* The Next Union Sleeting of the Abbe* vllle Church, Jan. 28th and 29th, * 1899. ? Tbe exercises will begin at 10.30 a. ra. Saturday morning. One bair hour will be spent In , devotional exercises conducted by Q. C. ' Dusenberry, after which the Union will be j organized. PROGRAMME. i' ' . Baptist Loyalty : To the Baptist Denominations?Rev. B. M. Cheatham. To the Local Church?Rev. W. L. Brown. To Baptist Institutions?Rev. J. A. Brown. , To Baptist Literature?J. R. McGee. Tbe Sunday School: Tbe Attendance? Lutber maaoo. . The Teaching?J. B. McGee. Relation to Missions?Rev. YV\ L. Brown. Sermon Sunday morning: at eleven o'clock by Rev. J. A. Brown. It is to be hoped all tbe churches will send representatives to this meeting. Let all tbe ? brethren study the programme and come pre|. pared to say something on the subjects for IX consideration. The Abbeville churcn will be e ^lad to entertaiu all who will attend the il meeting. For Com. e II "Boyntcr i Almanac for 1899." I j The above will be ready for distribution to i ?. '?0,0 #ypp of cost on or about HIlUBCinui iciuiwiv... - - K<s<*r? rPf?Pi V, December 15tn. If you have notbeenreceiv 11 1ns: this Almanac, please send us your Post T Office addrcM. Guano ^any, ** 2t. Norfoltt, Na. _ k Wiley's candles, always fresh, at Mllford & 1 DuFre'a. 0 1 1 Cigars, to iretts, Tobacco. | S CAREFULLY AND PROMPTLY FILLED, DAY OR NIGHT. I BATH TUB IS NOT MUCH 1 'HOUT HOT WATEB. MMOND king or heating stove and en arid bath. the installment plan. ' }* e most sanitary manner and Iv% Respectfully, Hammond. & Game, | %%%%%, Tobaccos. ;i nd Stationery ml| :f and. Kainit # J , WHO HAS SOLD ' ^ A NUMBER OF ? AFTER THIS . ^ but it can't be depend upon. . | t buy your groceries or make/ \ is'cns where you know they ire?the kind that are good and> f we do our business. Just the J? 'OJ what you want and to see r. M. Miller. tel Block and Factory Hill. UINE GUARANTEED S ' 'M r P08SIBLE PRICES. JK :?? TH HIGH PRICE8 BE- W r STOCK. Wr .'^gj KSDA.LE. I V*'+ftwwa *1 y\JU. o wiwys IN THE DARKNESS <M vfwm WHEN THERE IS AN III ABUNDANCE f fix OF KEROSENE 'Si AND ' V' LAMPS l| FOR SALE BY l ( ' oK m A m HfTf . T. & i. M. V'v I'refih candles, at Mllford & DaPre's drug >re.