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( The Press and Banner.
*j~Pabllshed every Wednesday at S2 a
year In advance. (
Wednesday, April 19,1899.
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Th? I.ltprnrv Clnb. I
The Abbeville Literary Club met last Frl- I
day night at the home of Dr. Harrison. Rev.
McKlnnon wan the essayist, and read a paper
on "Influence." Although the subject may '
be thought to be a dry one, yet Mr. McKln- !
non made It exceedingly interesting not only |
by the range of thought which It took, but it
was equally so by the thoughts and ideas
which It suggested to his hearers. It was an 1
able paper. (
Dr. J. Lowrie Wilson Is the next essayist.
He has chosen for his subject "England under '
the PlantHgeoets," and the club looks for- 1
ward with much pleasure to the reading of |
the paper.
R. M. Hnridon A Co. I
Want every reader of the Press and Ban- 1
ner to know that tbey have an Immense i
Btock of dry goodp, millinery, shoes, slippers ,
and ladies goods generally. All new and up- :
to-date styles and prices to suit the hard 1
times. When you want ladles goods don't i
fail to call at Haddon's.
There will be a picnic at Martins Mill 29th, !
of April. Everybody is respectfully Invited <
to come, and earnestly requested to bring J
a well filled basket. The day will be 8peDt In i
dancing fishing and bateau riding.
A Positive (laurnntce.
Johnson's Chill and Fever Tonic is guaran- '
teed to cure. Should U lail, after having fol- (
k r lowed the directions strlctiy, money cheer- '
r fully relunded. For sale at Speed's.
Wanted. '
Reliable salesmen to sell our complete line 1
of Paluis, Varnishes, etc. Good poultlon alld J
liberal terms lor right man. Address, W. W. ;
Stoddard <Jt Co., Cievelaud, Ohio. 6t
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Dr. J. A. Dickson will be absent from the 1
* city next week on professional business. 4
A good county raised harness mare for sale. i
Apply to W. V. Cllukscales, Abbeville. * g
Amos B. .Horae'H Local*.
Wilson or Palmetto cotton planter?the
best on earth. Ty one.
A few tine Irish potatoes to plant or eat. ?
The last lot for this season. "
A barrel of fine cucumbers in brine Just re/Mktunsl
Thou ura nlPA nnd nhP^n 8
It Is getting time to sow "German millet." C
Come and gel your seed. i
Nice English cured shoulders 9 cents a a
pound. You need one of them.
Good stock fresh canned goods, pickles, ol r
Ives, Ac. Amos B. Morse.
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Citizens Take Step* Looking to tbe c
NeenrloK of tbe Roiid. a
Abbeville, S.C., April 13,1899. i
A large and representative meeting of tbe y
citizens was held in the Court House this eve- .
nlng. Mr. L. W. Perrln was called to the 1
cbalr. Mr. J. F. Miller was elected Secretary. 0
Tbe chairman stated tbe object of tbe meet- ?
Ing. Explaining proposition made by the f
officials of tbe Black Diamond Ry. Co. at a '
meeting held tbls morning by tbe citizens of 0
Abbeville. Tbe matter was discussed by <,
Messrs. A. W. Smith, J. It. Blake, W. H. Par- *
ker, Wm.N. Gravdon and G. A. Vlsanska. v
These eentlemen made extended and entbu- t
slastic remarks advocating that the city put c
forth every effort towards procuring the location
and building of the Black Diamond Rail- a
road. a
Capt. Parks moved that citizens raise the j
f $6,000.00, amount asked-for by the Railroad
Company for the purpose of making survey v
from Anderson to Port Royal, S. C. Adopted, t
Mr. A. W. Smith offered the following reso- k
lutloDs: See paper marked "A."
On motlop. the meeting confirmed the ap- 1
polntment of the committee consisting of C
Messrs. L. W. White, A. W. Smith, J. Allen j.
Smith, J. R. Blake and J. F. Miller at the n
meeting held this morning. The object of J
this committee was to consider ways and a
means to raise the $6,000.00. c
The following committee was appointed by ^
the chair to procure signatures to resolution "
adopted at this meeting: Messrs. M. P. De- v
Bruul, C. P. Hammond and R. EvCox. c
On motion, the city council was requested
to pay prelemlnary expenses Incurred by the c
different committees. L. W. Perrin, r
J. F. Miller, Chairman. ,j
The State ol South Carolina, 8
County of Abbeville. s
Whereas, it is Important to raise sufficient
funds to survey and locate the line of the '
Black Diamond Railroad from Anderson, S. i
C., to Port Royal, S. C., through the city ol t
Abbeville, and that these funds must be ralsed
by individual effort and responsibility for c
the present. Therefore, we, the undersigned, [
hereby pledge ourselves to vote and to use
our Influence to secure the issue of bonds oi _
the city of Abbeville to pay as much thereol 1
as is to be paid by the city of Abbeville, or for t
f.hfl ntirirfMR of relundlue toanv nerson who f
may advance or become liable for the name, _
and we request our Senator and Representa- ?
tives to use their best ettort to procure, if pos- 1
slble, the appropriate Legislation to nccom- j
pllsb this purpose. ThlB 18lh April, 1899, at
Abbeville, S.C. >
W. A. Templeton, G. A. Neuffer, 1
H. T. Tusten, C.P.Hammond, e
L. W. White, J. W. Sign, ,
P. H. Boll man, Wra. N. Graydon,
H. D. tteese, J. B. Glenn. t
- J. M. Gamorell, H.O.Anderson. t
G. A. Vieanska, O. VT. Hammond,
C.D.Brown, J. C. Ellis,
R.C.Wilson, W. S. Cotbran, ?
S. F. Kllllngswortb, G. H. Mooro. i
H. T. Wardlaw, Aug. W. Smith, !
A. B. Header, W.Joel Smith, J
C. B. Veronee, C. C. Gambrell, s
A. B. Edwards, M. T. Coleman, ^
M. Baum <t Co., J. Hayne McDUI, l
P. W. Bonner. J. C. Klugh, \
M. P. DeBruhl, E. W. Hays, 1
R. 8. Link, W.A.Calvert, (
J. Fraser Lyon, Frank B. Gary,
F. E. Harrison, .W.W.Bradley,
H. P. McGee, James Taggart, 1
F. L. Morrow, L. C Haskell, J
Geo. White, J. Allen Smith, Jr., i
E.Cochran, R.W.Cannon. j
S. T. Eakin, W. H. Douglass, l
C A. Mllford, R. C. Bernau, (
X. G. Perrln, J on n T. Parks,
Q. A. Douglass, John Lyon,
J. M Harden, X. L. Robertson,
W. H. Long, B. K. Beacbam,
D. H. Wilder, J. R. Blake, Jr.,
J. J. Link, J.F.Miller,
J. 8. Bowie, L. X. Miller,
R. E. Cox, J. Allen Smith,
J. L. Roche, Wm. H.Parker,
J. D. Jennings, C. D. Hodge,
G. W. Etbredge, John A. Harris,
J. D Leapard, B. F. Bailey*
W. E. McCaelan, E. A. Thompson, .
J.N.Carroll, W. Edgar Cason,
J. E. Gray, C. B. Gunn,
J. R. Irwin, R. W. Smith,
W. D. Burnett, John W. West,
L. P. Creswell, W. D. Smith,
A. B. Ranton,
JlmTurmon, J. J. Broad well,
S.W.Patterson. W. D. Bu'ord,
W. M. Blanchet, L, S. Fluley,
H. H. Barnett, J. M. Dill,
C. E. Cole, W. A. Kone,
I. X. Ploucett, H. W. Powell,
Charlie Wilson, W. H. Cobb,
N. G. Lood, G. E. Nick lea,
John S. Martin, E. X. Blaachett,
B. B. Pace. A. H. Willis,
Ben. McCormaofc, W. X. Simmons,
Robt. Foster, R. E Henderson,
A. H. Bradley, W. A. McCurry,
Xbos. Clark, W. D. Prince,
Jas. McCormlck, A.Campbell,
J. A. Douglass, J. C. Reeder,
P. H. Sellers, Geo. H. Kelland,
M. Xurman, A. W. Clark,
E. Braudenburg, N. Belding.
J L. Dickson, H. L. Brocks,
R. E. Bruce, Frank W. Lawson,
Geo. F. Devlne, Mike J. DuPre,
A. J. Bary, J. B. Edwards,
P. S. Clarke, J. W. Howard,
S. J. Rudy, J. C. Cox,
J. P. Billings, A. J. G1111 land, .
J. M. DuPre, J. S. HsrrlB,
R. S. Harris, J. A. Bowie, i
V. C. Perry, X. M. Miller.
G. R. Miller.
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D. H. Wilder'* Localtt. j
Go to 1). H. Wilder wnen you want iresa
groceries, rice, plckele, tomatoes, corn. Bar- i
dines, salmons, crackers, oat flakes, chocolate,
grits, bams. <
Something extra nice In syrups and molas- I
see, cabbage and seed potatoes, cocanuts,
oranges and bananas. (
10 lbs. good green coffee for 81.
16 lbs. granulated sugar SI.
18 1 bs. Y. C. sugar for SI.
12 3 1b. cans tomatoes for SI.
Special prices on kerosene oil by tbe barrel.
Call and see me before buying.
Headquarters for all kind country produce, 1
chickens, eggs, butter, etc.
I deliver good anywhere In the city free.
A Xortbern Writer's Opinion on the
In.l l.innnr I.?n on EArlh.
We arrived at Columbia, the capital
of South Carolina, about 5 p. in.
Learning that the Legislature was in
3esaion in the evening, we looked in
on both houses and listened for a
considerable time to the proceedings.
While the Dispensary Law was up for
consideration, we observed that it was
true?as we had been previously informed?that
both senators and representatives
were very careful to profess
Lhat they believed in the law and
were supporters of it. This fact indicates
the measure of approval of the
jet which is now general throughout
the State ; but more of this later. The
Negro of South Carolina has been so
thoroughly eliminated from politics (
office-holding that there is but one
colored man in the House aud none
n the Senate. As there are cities in|
Ihe State, notably Charleston, where,
if we remember correctly, there are
:nore Negroes than white people,' it
will be seen that the process of elimination
i* very successful. The per- 5
jonnel of both houses was very credita- 1
jle, and the speeches heard were able
*nd pertinent. The speaker of the (
House and the president of the Senate
were arrayed in richly-colored robes? (
i custom we have not seen in any 1
jther commonwealth. The State
House is cheerless and unattractive 5
suilding, looking more like a railroad
itation than auything else.
Columbia* has a population of J
wenty-tive thousand people, but the
jity as a whole is disappointing. I
There are spacious streets, but they are 1
inpaved, and the sidewalks, if there 1
>e any worthy the name, even on the
nain business streets, are perilous.
Southern cities are very poorly lighted
u evening.. It is difficult to uuderit&nd
how the people, with go fine a
ocation and a city so well laid out,
:anbeso indifferent to improvements '
vhich, at a slight expense, would add
io much to its beauty and conven- *
euce. s
But we are here to study the.
md so devote our time to it, mainly, J
Fhe next morning, with an apologetic '
tir (for no one is supposed to go to a s
lispensary except to buy liquor, and J
t cannot be purchased elsewhere), we :
isked to be directed to a dispensary,
t was a few doors from our hotel. We i
ecognize it because the word, "Dis- 1
jensary," i* painted across the front {
vindow; and this is all the sign or in- 1
lication which is allowed. It is a
ittle after G o'clock in the morning, *
tnd when we enter we find no other J
>erson there except a man behind the {
:ounters. And here we are, at last, in 1
i dispensary! What sort of a place is J
t? Certainly not an inviting room in J
vhich to linger. There is not a picureonthe
naked wall, nor is there a j
ihance to sit down, not even on a 1
hree-legged stool. There are no re- j
reshments of any kind to attract the .
Irinker such as are advertised by the :
a oons of our cities, And, as if to pre- J
rent any social relation or con versa- !
ion between buyer and seller, the 1
oanager is shut in behind his high
ind wide couuters, fenced away from
,11 close contact with his visitors,
iothing is to be seen in this store, 9
vhich is perhaps thirty feet deep and
wenty feet wide, in adition to what l
las been mentioned, except bottles on 8
he Dlaiu shelves on either side of the 1
ouiiters. We commence our inquires,
which are respectfully answered. 1
The dispensary is open from sunrise to I
unset, never evenings. Any adult ?
an purchase liquor, if he is not r
;uown to be a drunkard or a husband 8
vhose wife has requested the manager J
lot to sell to him. No minor can pur- *
hase liquor in a dispensary. The dis- ^
>ensary is not open on Sundays, holi
lays or evenings. Every particle of t
iquor bought in the State must be pur- 1
ihased at the dispensary under these 1
ind other more exacting aud inviol- !
ible conditions. Every bottle of ?
iquor is sealed, and the seal must be t
>roken outside the dispensary, and in 1
io instance can it be tested or drunk f
?n the premises. There are four dis- '
jensaries in this city of 25,000 people.
We are not arguing this ca-e, but ?
eporting 11. we are uhaiuuk, uuw- sver,
that our readers should catch the e
ull significance of what it means to E
itrangle the liquor trade and crowd it c
nto such confinement and restiaint as 1
t is done in South Carolina. How *
vould it seem in good old New Eng- *
and if there were no saloons and no c
mticements to drink, no treating, aud 9
10 opportunities for going into a place c
o purchase liquors and drinking it |
here? How would it seem if no boy '
-to our shame be it said?girl could 8
jo into any place in our cities and
jurchase wine or other intoxicants?
3ow would itf seem If there were no
lelling of liquor among us in the (
svening or night, when carnivals of 1
jell arc carried on in our very sight ? <
With us tuc laboring man is enticed in- '
" tlio aalruii, in tVio ovoninor nntl 1
vastes there his substance aud himself
u riotous living, only to go to his
lome, late, drunkon, robbed and ugly.
Nothing of this kind cau take place in
South Carolina. The manager of the
lispensary is put under $3,0u0 bonds,
md his bond is good for two yearn
it'ter he resigns or is removed from the
)ttlce ; and if he violates a single one
>f the many conditions uuder which
le acts, his bondsmen are liable. In
;he half hour that we remained in
:hat dispensary four people came in to
juy liquor?three Negroes and one
;vhite mau, one of the Negroes being a
vomau. A record was made of each
sale. The purchasers each bought a
lalf-pintof whiskey, put it into their
sockets or in some way concealed it,
ind quickly slid out of the place as if
loing something they did not w&nt
seen. To show the operation of this
aw ; There was a regiment of solliers
there a few weeks before, and
kVheu it was knowu that tney would
emaiu a day in Columbia, the dispensaries
were ordered closed. As the
soldiers could not obtain drink, they
?vere peaceable aud inoffensive. The
next day they were in a neighboring
Slate where license prevailed, aud
;hey drank to beastly excess, looted
he town, got into brutal fights, aud
jne or more were killed. That is the
aest commentary we heard on the
iffect of South Carolina Law.
From this local dispensary we went
to the State dispensary?a large, twostory
brick building in this city,
where the whole liquor business of the
State is done. Here all the liquors
furnished the dispensaries throughout
the State are stored, chemically examined,
bottled aud sealed. Here a large
Dumber of men and women are kept
busy. The visitor is cordially welcom- ,
3d and his questions are answered,
ana mere is 110 mienipt iu uuuuem any
feature or part of the business. We
confess that there was nothing especially
attractive or lustring about this i
place?irr beholding hundreds of barrels^of
liquors curing and taking uu
age'^and seeing men and women filling
thousands of bottles and sealing
an<| packing them for sale. But if it
mrjst be sold?and it will be?is it not
better for the State to take it in hand,
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Afresh lot of flour, me
GRITS. Call and see us before
CRACKERS?We have that departi
sve have been in business have we sold
some of our fine Tea Flake Crackers
Sweet Crackers are up to date.
SYRUPS?Our line of Syrups are 1
jity. Call and try some of our Georgi
Among a lot of new goods just in an
jase of Lobsters, Shrimp, Deviled Cral
ind Tongue. Also some nice Jellies a
Our line of Pickles are up to date, br
jweet. Call and try them before buyii
Remember, we are headquarters f
Special price to parties buying by the I
;o around Three Days in each week?']
Our line of Vpcretahles. Fruits, and (
iee us when you are in need of anythii
To and your order will receive prompt i
it your home, no matter what part of
Yours to
L. T. & T. i
No. 4 Hotel Block and F;
iee that it is pure, and regulate the
lale, as South Carolina does? We
eguiate the sale of gunpowder,
lynamite, poisons, and other things
vhich prove harmful to the people.
Liquorselling, indiscriminate or under
icense, which usually means no reitraint,
or the violated prohibitory law
vhich breeds the low dive, does a
ibousands times more harm than
hese regulated artic'es that the States
everywhere control. Is there not
nore sentiment than sense in much of
>ur thinking and acting concering the
iquor business in New England?
One thing is certain : The Dispenlary
La;v, which was first passed in
1892, has justified iteelf to the best people
of the State, and, as we said at
irst, it has their support; and men
ire very careful, whatever their criti;
jisrns may be upon some special feaure
of the law, to highly commend it
is a whole. Several leading men in
;he State whom we questioned,
icknowledged, in substance, that at
irst they did not support it, but had
become convinced, against their prejuce
and opposition, that it is the best
aw in the world for the regulation of
he liquor traffic and the drink habit.
Three facts are claimed for it that
hould be more fully stated :
1. Only pure liquors are provided.
U1 liquors are chemically assayed by
in expert, and nothing is allowed to
>e sola unless it is pure.
2 There is no appeal to the selfishless
or avarice of those who are emiloyed
in the business. The greed of
jain, the desire to receive the largest
eturns for money and time and
itrength put into the business, is the
oadstone which draws many a saloonkeeper
among us to the business, and
vhich tempts him, when once engaged
in it, to make men drunken ana to
each minors and women to drink.
?il fKJo ia onHrolir tnkpn nwftv bv
JUl ail iuio IO vu^iivij
he Dispensary Law. Everybody em)loyed
in the business receives a
lalary, which is in no case based upon
be amount of liquors sold. It makes
10 difference in any way to the manager
of dispennary whether he sells a
lalf-pint per day or several gallons.
3. The significant fact which has
ilready been suggested, that with no
>pen saloon aud no enticements, no
svening and no night sales, and no
lale to minors, the great business of
lrunkard-making, which is so largely
be accursed feature of our saloons, is
.'limiDated. The importance of this
act need only to be mentioned in
>rder to be appreciated. Here, it
eems to us, is the best feature
* Al? * r iV?io Vtoro
>r ine law. ji uuij c u?u iu?? ?v?v
d New England, what unspeakable
lorror and anguish we should be
pared !
The Dispensary Law seems to have
:onquered its foes, which have been
egion. Men who love drink, and
>thers who want to get rich in carryng
on tin business, have fought it
vith wicked despiration. Men who did
lot and who do not like Senator Tillman,
who made and pressed this law
;hrough and saw that it was executed,
ire now forced to confess, and do confess,
that the law is au unparelleled
luccess. Judges of the United States
jourts have stretched their views of
;he law and been prejudiced in the examination
of facts in order to break
lown the execution of the same; but
til this opposition in conquered. The
fTnitpH Rfates Sunreme Court has
3nally given a decision to the effect
;hat the police regulation of the liquor
;xercises in executing its Dispensary
Law is allowable in that or any other
State. Here is the Court's definition
"The police power includes all
neasures for the protection of the Jife,
;he health, the property and the weiare
of the inhabitants, and for the
aromotion of good order and the pubic
morals. It covers the suppression
)f nuisances, whether injurious to
public health, lik unwholesome trades,
)r to the public, morals, like gambling
aouses and lottery tickets. The police
power extend* to things not onl.v
intrinsically dangerous to the public
iiealth, such as infected rags or diseased
meat, but to things which,
when used in a lawful manner, arc
subjects of property and of commerce,
ind vet mav be used so as to l>e in.iu
rious or dangerous to the life, the
health, or the morals of the people,
Gunpowder, for instance, is a subjecl
of commerce, and of lawful use, yet
because of its explosive and dangerous
qualities, all admit that the State ma>
regulate its keeping aud sale. And
there is no article, the riuht of tlx
State to control or to prohibit the sale
or manufacture of which within its
limits its better established than
intoxicating liquors."
In order to answer the many quesi-tsxato
urKinl\ moir Kotro nriuon in frKc
Liwuo n iiiuti uju j uut v mi mvti iu t4jv
minds of our readers, we Rive in theii
order even at the expense of repetition,
the leading features of the law
The law establishes a State board
which has entire control of the liquoi
traffic, said board having power tc
draw on the State treasury for all
sums required in carrying on the bush
ness, and all moneys received froiE
r -N V >
nent now in great shape. Never since
1 so inany crackers as now. Call and try
and Block's Fine Sodas. Our line of
lot to be surpassed by anything in the
a Cane Syrups. They are very fine.
id to arrive in a few days, we mention a
)s, Corned Beef, Roast Beef, Potted Ham
nd Syrup in 3 .lb. cans. Try them.
)th in bottles and bulk; both sour and
KEROSENE OIL in any quantity,
barrel. Our Oil Wagon will continue to <
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. t
^AnfArtfinnarifio oro nn M Hotfi floll an/1 1
ag in the Grocery line, or call Up Phone
attention. Remember we deliver goods
the city you may live in.
actory Hill, Phone 75.
1 sales are turned into the Slate treas'
All officials are salaried men, and
i have no interest in the sales. They
must also be known as temperate men.
A petition signed by a majority of
the voters of any town or township is
required, to get a local dispensary. It
, must be plainly fitted up, open during
the day-time, closed on Sundays, holi1
days and election days. No liquor
, can be drank on the premises. Noth
f ing sold less than one-half pint of
i strong liquors, each package to be
sealed and a certificate of purity
attached. In each case the buyer
must make out an application, giving
name, etc. Not less than a bottle of
beer is sold.
No liquor is sold to minors, intoxicated
persons, known drunkards, or to
one whose family has entered a pro;
test against selling to him.
All the profit from the sale of liquors?about
480,000 per year?goes to
the several counties of the State for
public school purposes and is expended
without discrimination.
There are ninety dispensaries in the
State, whereas under license there
were more than a thousand legal
places for the sale of liquor.
Public sentiment heartily supports
the execution of the law, and the summary
effort to abolish the low dive,
called in South Carolina the" Blind
The unquestioned success attained
under the law should commend it to
the study of temperance people of all
i shades of opinion. A request addressed
I U C WT TTnnAA U^of A pA?V%?V?to_
I IU ULUUi TV V OUV/C, UtaiO WlliiUlO" 1
sioner, South Carolina Dispensary, Co- i
lumbia, S. C., for a copy of the law and i
other data necessary to understand its j
operation, will secure favorable and (
prompt reply. I
Program of Cloning; Exercises.
Friday, April 21st, Primary Exer- 1
cises. Admission, ten cents.
Sunday, April 23rd, Annual Sermon,
| 11 A. M., by Principal.
, Wednesday, April 26th, Boys Con- c
test. Admission ten cents. r
Friday, April- 28tb, Annual Com- c
mencement. Eight o'clock, P. M.
Miss Jessie Gaines Due West
Miss Henrietta Murray, laboga, vv. i. Mr.
Henry Gantt Abbeville
Mr. Homer Kennedy Due West c
Mr. Thos. Jones Mountville
Mr. Solomon Morton Abbeville s
All exercises begin promptly at
eight o'clock, and will be held in the
Second Presbyterian church. The
general public is invited.
Locals Bell, Ellis ? Co. ]
We have strong competition from Anderson
with us and we are real glad they came down i
as It will enable as to show the trade bow
cheap we are selling goods. Our styles are c
correct and prices to suit the most expert
buyer. Bell, Ellis <fc Co.
Colored lawns at 2 l-2o, former price 5o.
Colored organdies at 3 l-2c, former price 6 and
6 l-4c. Colored organdies 5c, former price 8c. j
Colored organdies 8o,. former prloe 10 and
' 12 l-2c. Colored organdies at 10c, former price
15c. Colored organdies at 12 l-2c, former price
20 and 25c. Bell, Ellis & Co.
Colored calicos 4c, former price 5c. Summer
calicos at 4c, former price 5c.
, Bell, Ellis & Co.
, We want the trade, and If close price and (
style will suit you, then we will get It.
; Bell, Ellis & Co. I
Why leave home to buy goods when you 1
can buy anything you want from us? ?
Bell, Ellis & Co.
Don't leave home to buy your organdie 1
dress or hat, for fear If you buy at home your
neighbor or some person will have a dress I
, like yours. They can go or send for the same
dress you bought. You don't need a bolt of ,
1 organdie to get one dress, and even then they j
' could get one like yours, trimmed with the ,
i same laoe. Bell, Ellis & Co.
Ladies and children's straw hats In the lead- |
ing Parisian styles. Bell, Eills & Co.
Great cut in shoes and slippers. i
1 Bell, Ellis & Co. ,
A good shawl Tot lac, former price ?i.zo.
Bell, Ellis <fc Co.
' Slippers at 95c, former price S1.25 and $1,50.
Bell, Ellis & Co.
See the great bargains we have in laces and 1
, embroideries. Bell, Ellis & Co.
Fans! Fans ! at Bell, Ellis & Co.
Right Id tbe Swim on the Following
, ' Cloud*.
lyd white lawns at 6, 8, and 10 cen t, very
. fine and nice. :
Calicoes, cheviots, drills, sattlens, etc.'.
J Sheetings, bleechings etc.
r A bargain In towels at 5.10. 15c. I ;
I Some bargains la ladies and children^ un- i
derwear. \
A nice line of 5o. shirting. \
' Lois of straw hats cbc&p, and lots of notions
l buttons etc., low down.
Canned goods down to nothing, pork and
beans 5c. can, 81b cans 10c, okra and toma
LUUb 1UU| vau. , ,
Leader and excelsior flour, the finest.
Salt, soda, soap, baking powders, etc. ,
Kerosene oil, any way you want It.
! Come In and see, 1
W. D. Barksdale. J
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Something new under the sun at Mllford A '
' DuPre's, the druggists.
, "Dew drop" In as you pass by and be re- 1
I freshed at Mllford <fc DuPre's, the druggists.
C. P. Hammond's the place for garden hose,
. bath tubs, etc.
1 l
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Abbeville, S. C., March 6,1S99.
Notice is hereby given that in accoriauce
with an Act of the General I
\ssembly, and in conformity with the I
equirements of the State Constitution,
the books for the registration of
ill legally qualified voters, and for the
ssuing of transfers, ect., will be open
it the office of Supervisors of Registration
in the Court House, between the
iour 9 o'clock a. m., and 3 o'clock p.
n., on the first Monday of each
Month, until thirty days "before the
sext general election.
The Board of Begistration is the !
udge of the qualifications of all
applicants for registration every male
jitizen of this State and of the United
State, twenty-one years of age, who is
aot an idiot is not insane, is not a
pauper supported at the public ex*
pense, and is not confined in any public
prison, and who has not been convicted
of burglary, arson, obtaining
goods or money under false pretenses
perjury, fcrgery, robbery, bribery,
adultery wife beatinar, housebreaking,
receiving stolen goods, breach of trust
with fraudulent intent, fornication,
sodomy, incest, assault with intent to
ravish, miscegenation, larceny, or
crimes against the election laws, and
who shall nave been a resident in this
State two years (except ministers in
jharge of organized churches and
teachers of publio schools, and these
after six months residence in the
State,) a resident in the County for
jix months, and in polling precincy
'our months, and who can read any
Sectiou in the Constitution of 1895, or
jan understand and explain any section
of said Constitution when read to
him by the registration officer or offi;ers
sball be entitled to registration and
become an elector upon application for
iuch registration. If any person has
seen convicted of any of the crimes
above-mentioned, a pardon of the
governor removes the disqualification.
In case any minor who will become
twenty-one years of age after the closing
of the Books of Registration and
oeTore the. election,,and! is otherwise
qualified to register, makes application
under oath showing he is quali3ed
to register, the Boards shall register
such applicant before the closing of
the b ooks.
Any person whose qualifications as
an elector will be completed after the
losing of the Begistration Books but .
aefore the next election shall have the
right to apply for and secure a registration
certificate at any time within
jixty days immediately preceding
the closing of the Begistration Books,
upon an application under oath to the
'acts entitling him to such registra
The registration of voters must be
oy polling precincts. There must be a
Book of Begistration for each polling
precinct, that is for eacn townsnip, or
jarish, or city, or town of less than ive
thousand inhabitants, or ward of J
iities of more than five thousand
nhabitants. Each elector must vote
n the polling precinct in which he
'esides. If there is more than one
noting place in the polling precinct,
he elector may vote at any voting
)lace designated on the registration
:ertificate. The Boards must designate t
n the registration certificate the vot- :
ng place in the polling precinct at '
tfhich the elector is to vote. If there i
s more than one voting place in the 4
rolling precincts, the Boards shall 4
lesignate on the certificate the voting (
>lace selected by the elector. 4
8. 8. BOLES, !
Board of Supervisors of Registration. J
Knowing that times are bard and money 3
icare welpropose to make It to the interest of 9
ivery lady who reads these lines to come to d
>ur plaoe to do ber shopping. We bave Just 5
eturned from New York wnere we selected I
>ur goods in person. Tbey were bought as d
ilose as hard cash wonid bny them. j
You will find every department of our store f
tiled to utmost capaoity, witb the choicest d
;oods in the market. .
Remnants at 20 to 25 per cent, less than '
ame goods out from piece. 4
White lawn remnants5.7 and 8 cents. t
White cheok nainsook remnants 5,7 and 8 '
ents. (
White dimities remnants at 6, and 7 cents, j
Remnants of dark colored silks at 25,80 and 2
0 cents per yard. \
40 in. white duok for shirts only 10 cents. ^
40 In. white Iqjvn, 8,10 and 121-2 cents. 4
2 bales N. G. cheviots and plaidB. T
'6 OUIKB 1 jfthiu oea miauu air uiu yi ivc, u v?u?. j
One case canon cloth at the old price, 6 f
3 cents. d
1 case, yard wide, Androecogan bleach mus- J
In. j
Ooe case KM unbleached sheeting at 12 1-2 9
lents. d
10-4 Bleach sheeting at 15,20 and 25 cents, 2
6-4 Bleach sheeting for single beads. '
54 Bleacn pillow casing. (
10-4 Bleach sheets. Hemmed, ready for nse, ,
0 cents each. '
Stripes and plaids, absolutely fast colors.
Rugby twills, stripes and checks, for boys
vaistt and ladles skirts.
Cotton covert oloth, the new fabrlque for
>very day wash skirts.
Pannjab percales, yard wide, and absolutely
'ast colors. Pink, light blue navy, cardinal
ind black. Also full line light and dark
ibades, stripes and figures.
White and colored piques are In high favor
tor dresses.
Printed organdies and dimities will again
t>e popular for tbe hot summer days.
White French cambrics, French organdies,
jotted swlss. Mousllne DeSole will come in
for a full share of popular favor for hot
weather. ,
Laces and embroldles never before have we
been able to show such matchless designs.
You must see them to appreciate their Intrinsic
The newest designs outlnTaffetta silks for
waists. 100 styles to select from ana no iwo
Black crepons. The new fabrlque for skirts.
40 in. whip cords. The new woolen stuff for
spring suits.
Black and colored Henriettas, the coming
labrlque lor all year round dress. i
Black Taffeta silks for suits, waist or skirts,
at 60 cents to $1 per yard.
Black satin duchess for waist and skirts at
25 to $1 per yard.
S1I0ES ! SHOES ! ! SlIOES ! ! ! ,
Od6 third of our store now given up to I
Bhoes. Every pair made to order and guaranteed
to be the beat for tbe price. Ladles
fine Blioes, black and tan, lace and button. \
All sizes.
Ladles slippers and Oxford ties in black,
tan and cloth tops.
Misses and children shoes and slippers.
Little "Gents" shoes a new Idea. j
Every lady who wishes a nice up to date
fitting shoe or slipper should see our line.
Black and colored every pair warranted.
Only two grades?50 cents aad 81. They fit
setter and wear longer tban any Bilk glove on
KM gloves, two grades?81 and S1.50. Black
Hid CiJiureu.
Parasols- You should see our 27 In. Bteel rod
will alli^ paragon frame for 81.
White ai^id colored Bilk parasols In all the
lew shades'. A
^iuvr'. i, - 1 . .
; r. ' ';* ;"; - ' ; .y. '
DuPre's Horse and
Prevents many diseases. Make
Guaranteed to be equal to any
Price 15c. Manufactured by?
Milford &
Phone 107.
^ ^ 50? 4?? 35, Cents
j\ 30, 25 Cents A\
20 Cents
JP New issues from 5 Cer
it Product includes the More
/I\ Elaborate Styles.
? . We ha\
Bicycle Si
* c. -P hT
Has just opened up the larj
ceived at one time in Abbevi
and am selling wheels at
. - -I
Low J^ncBs ana
Spring is here now and let ui
this line. Have your bieycl
SPRING. Very res]
C . JP.
Furniture, Coffii
| Garden Seed '
$ =
y?? The very best guaranteed ?
Aj market. All kinds of pape
vf 1-2 Cents
jli Bean and Pea Seed in bulk, by
W Field" Bean Seed. Georgia Rattle/IS
Potatoes?Peerless, Hebron, etc.
Tne noest j? jluuk in wwu-ue
W try a barrel. Big stock of goods lo
$ W. D. BA.E
Extra Fine Lot
of saddle and harness
M. Hill & Sons.
A GOOD PLATE $8.00 i
AMALGAM FILLINGS 75c and. 1.00 b
There la do use to tell you anything about
llltord Jt DuPre's drug more, but go aud Be*. "
. ... *t . ' . ' - ' .. ibl . .
v':' *v :
I Cattle Powders.
a horses strong and healthy.
25c powder on the market.
6 DuPre, i
mira prices?! 1
| ji M
25 Cents. ji f : J||
20 Cents. 5 u
15 Cents. jj '(
Simple and also the Most JE
DON ^CQ.| |
TLporium I 1
"mmo ND ^ j
rest lot of wheels ever relle.
My stock is complete
on JESasy Terms ;^|
3 make things lively along ,
le put in SHAPE! FOR
, Hammond. M
is and Caskets i| m
^%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%? -i|9
of All Kinds. 1 4
SEED ever sold in this Ufr
irs at the low price of yu
per Paper. ^
the pint or more. Old "Corn JK : j)
Snake Water Melon Seed. ' Irish W
ader and Excelsior. Come and
w down. Fresh lot of HAMS. W
State of South Carolina, >
/Wnfwnf AhhavlllA. f
VTOTICE In hereby given that Books of 8ub? '
scrltlon to tbe CapitalStock of LowndesMile
Cotton Oil Company will be opened at
larper & Latimer's store In tbe town of
jownilesvllle, Abbeville county, S. 0., on the
2nd of APRIL, 1899, for the purpose of receiving
subscriptions to the Capital Stock of
laid Company. A. L. LATIMER,
I. I). CO' ?LEY,
D. L. BARNES, ,j/|
April 15,1S99, It Corporators.
Tty a glass of our delicious claret phos\f
11flrhrrt .t TluPre.
Mllford's syrup taypopliospblte compound
ias no equal as spring toaic. For gale by
lllford & DuPre, Phone 107.
Kodol, the great dyspepsia remedy, for sale
y Mil ford .V DuPre, Phone 107.
Mllford's neuralgia powders will positively
ureyou. No cure, no pay. For sale by Ml 1ard
& DuPre, tbe druggists, Pbone 107.
What Is that at Mil ford a DuPre's. Go and

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