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BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1899. ESTABLISHED 1844? 1 & !a g< ? ( I Inm CLARK'S HILL AS IT IS. Poit Office Department Reetoren Old Name?Ox TeauiM that Live In Tra? dltlon. Many of the older peopleof Abbeville county have traveled with loaded wagons the road past Clark's Hill Id Edgefield county to Augunta, Ga., and beard of tbe "ox teams" wblcb Became famous equally wltb Ibeir owner, tbe well-known "Sage of Clark's Hill." Tbe matter was very pleasantly referred at Washington a few days ago when tbe Department ? ?, n|,,A Ka?.b> (ka r*la?>lr'o IT I I I woo agaiu ooacu IU wavu viaia o inn people tbe old name to tbelr post office. Mr. ttugb C. Mlddleton, a native of Clark's Hill, writing to Mr. J. Altheus Johnson, at Washington, said : "Dear Mr. Johnson: Do yon want a monument ballt to your name right away without waiting till you are dead ? Well, If you will drop in and give the Fourth AH8lstant Post Master General a strait talk about the name of the post office here, and get blm to change the name back to "Clark's Hill," the people here will engrave your name on tbelr hearts even to the second and third generation, which will be tbe best kind of a monument. "Drop In and cbance a sling at him. II you can hit him In tbe forehead, your name will be David, and our tents will be open to you." Soon after Mr. Mlddleton bad written tbls letter to Mr. Johnson, the following article on Clark's Hill appeared In the Washington Post: "Troubles of Clark's Hill?Post Office was Changed, but the Citizens Stick to Old Name.?A year or two ago the Post-office Department undertook an over hauling of post office names throughout the country with a view to lopping off superfluous adjuncts and making the names shorter and simpler. Among the places that came under the pruning knife of the department was Clark's Hill, In Edgefield county, 8. C. When the official pruner for that part of Unole Sam's domain was through with his work nothing was left of the original name but the word "Clark," by which term the ue partmeut wished the place to be thereafter called in the nomenclature of the postal service. The denizens of the vicinage, however, seem slow to yield allegiance to their new post-office name, and are anxious for a restoration In their mall matters to the name by which the place is known in every-day speech ana in me traditions or me people. A resident or tbe place writes concerning tbe change af follows : 'Tbe complication 1b really grievous. Tbe railroad, teiegrapb, and express name for tbe place Is'Clark's Hill,' ana tbls local name, so indelibly fixed In tbe public mind by tbe 'Sage of Clark's Hill' and bis 'pro bono publico'ox teams, will never be changed. Tbe people were never asked by tbe department about tbe change of name, which Is against tbe wishes of every man, woman, and child In the region round about, and they have protested In three or four petitions. Have the people no rights in a name? How about cutting up New York and calling It 'New?' What sense would there be In It? Is that the name of the place? Or why not cut up 'Poverty Hill' and call It 'Poverty'; or 'Kock Hill' and call It 'Rock'; or 'Due West' and call it Due?' "Clark1 is an entirely different name from'Clark's Hill.' Tbe department Is tryIdk to rename the place. Has it tbe right ? 'Drummers come to'Clark's Hill' and sell goocteandtbe goods are shipped to 'Clark's Hill.' Cotton and other farm products here m nukl II rxA iPlnolt'a IT I I I ? n ?/I aic oio nay uiiicu vmia o iiui, auu suip^ou from 'Clark's Hill,' and thousands of crates of fruit are seut by express every year from 'Clark's Hill.' The place is called 'Clark's Hlll'aDd always will be. People visit'Clark's Hill' and buy their tickets and send their telegrams to 'Clark's Hill,' and twenty years from now merchants will be sending their bills of lading to 'Clark's Hill,' and nlneteentwentleths of the mall will still be written addressed to 'Clark's Hill;' so what's the use freezing to the name'Clark,' continuing the confusion and causing no telling how much mall In the meantime to be sent to the Dead Letter office or returned to the writers? "I have myself sent from here 1,200 letters In the last ninety days. Correspondents try to telegraph to'Clark'and cannot, and write In confusion. Some of my mall has gone to Clark, Fla.,' and some to 'Clark, 8. D.' (Clark, S D.. mail is constantly coming here.) I have been forced to rent a box in Augusta, and have most of my mall sent there and forwarded to me here. People write to 'Clark's Hill, and frequently have their letters re turned marked, 'No such office.' " The matter war then taken home to the De partmeDt In tbe following letter: "Tbe Fourth Assistant Postmaster General: My Dear Sir?The enclosed article I have clipped from tbe Washington Post of this morning, and I bring It to your attention In tb Is way because of the very pleasant knowledge 1 have of some of the people in the CI ark's Hill neighborhood. "Tbe 'Sage of Clark's Hill' Is Mr. George D. Tl 11 man, who has been a well-known character in that region for nearly fifty years, and w ho represented that dlstriot In congress for fifteen or sixteen years. He is tbe oldest br other of tbe present Senator Tillman. 1 'The road pwt George Tillman's house was .??.? -I ' "V - j GO T AJ .nd you w; :>od bargai Dods in or< nonco fv L1U110U M WHICH IS COMI* ENTIRE STRANG COME AND T^P B1 the highway of travel to Augusta, Ga., the chief market towD, for a hundred miles up the Carolina side of tbe SavanDah, and the long red hill near Mr. Tillman's house used to gel very bad In the winter seison. When r, teams stuck In the mud the teamsters always knew they could get at the "Sage's" without price, a yoke or two of oxen that would pull tbem ou?. of tbe mud. Mr. Tillman's steers h were famous throughout all tbal country e among the people who travelled that road. I tl was born in Abbeville county, about thirty h miles above Clark's Hill, and knew all about g those oxen before I bad reached my teens. a "Tbe railroads that have invaded that conn- f? try since the time I speak of have made some e difference in travel and transportation, but a still you know the tenacity with whloh peo- n Die hold to old names and old ways, and ev- b ery one I bave aeeu from that neighborhood b since the change in post office name was a made bas said the people did not like the w change. w "It Is therefore with a view to directing your official attention to tbe matter that I e put this communication on tlile with you. n Tbe situation, as I understand it, is very well tl put in this article from tbe Post. o I am very truly yours, tl J. Altbeu8 Johnson." w We understand tbe Department, in order- a lng It restored, said tbe old name, "Clark's tl Hill," ought never to have been disturbed. Tbe Department said also, we understand, a when Inquired of about it, that tbe recent tl printing of Due West as one word in tbe w United States Postal Guides was without the order or authority of tbe Department. <m ? n INVESTIGATING PHOENIX. * ti Harrowing Tales of Cruelty and ^ Kb nine. Greenwood, S. C., Aug. 18.? Several hundred 11 white men met at Mount Morlah cburch to- u day to hear a report from the committee ap- n pointed to Investigate tbe recent outraees 0 committed on the negroes In the Mount Mo- ? rlab section and eleewhere. Hon. J. M. Gaines, for the committee,staled I1 that no effort bad been made to excuse or " shield anyone, but tbat dlllgeut inquiry bad 18 failed to elicit information sufficient to recommend the arrest of auy one. n The flret case whs that of a negro who it a was reported was organizing a plot against 01 Phoenix and one who it is thought took part " in the ambushing last fall. The second was J;' found to be a personal matter between a white ? man and a negro. J* The third was one In which two women were J* concerned. 11 The fourth was that of three negro men and a grew out of a reported trespass on a white n man's crop, and so on down the list. There whs only one case for which they could not find a cause and that was the unmerciful beating ol Jake Richardson. Negroes appeared belore the meeting to give evidence, but many of them were afraid to tell the names of the white men who inflcted the punishment. S( The meeting evidently thought the commit- ? faa h o H r\t Kaon o a hnrniinh au It m loht hautt been In the Investigation Having been pledg- ? ed protection by the white people by a unanl- n raous rising vote, for any Information they fc might give that would lead to the arrest of at 0 leant some of the guilty parties. t| The tales they told were harrowing In the w extreme, especially Is this true of several a of the negroes who had been whipped, and a who were present, were called for and quns- n tloned, first old man Jake Richardson, as be 0 told how tbey drugged him from a sick bed, B( beat him, then ravished his wife. No one Q who looked In his face doubted tlie truth of Q his statement, but unfortunately he would t( not divulge the names of any of his assailants. u Five other negroes gave evidence against w Joe Jones, Jesse Cauley, William Wilson and .| Robert J. McUaslan, all while men, sulHclent w to warrant tbeir arrest, and the sheriff will u execute papers against them at once. All the l( evidence went to show that there was a jj dozen or more of the white-cappers and still Cl others may be arrested. j T * w $20.00 IN SILVER. g n b Given Away By P. B. Speed, Abbe- T ville, N. C. * D We have placed In our store a handsome Oak Money-Box containing 20 sliver dollars. We have had made for us a number of keys, some of which will unlock the box. With every cash purchase of 81.00 and with every b $1.00 paid on account will be given a key at- n tacbed to a tag. Keys can be tried the 1st Saturday In each month, beginning 1st Satur- f, day In August, and holders of keys that unlock the box will be given $5 dollars as a present. P. B. Speed, Druggist. " ? ? t Just received a large lot of ladles and miBS- c es sailors at Mrs. Taggarts. b Uufc." i- - */ - 'A . v 'i. TO 1 vv. :n .c i tvt Lli imu IN ins. We ier to ma tock ol rr< T-*T TTtTTT7iT"?T7" "H A TT 1 <Jr UN Hi v .Girt x ua. i, J-ERS TO THE ACC JSINESS WITH US XT. INTERESTING LETTERS. 'be Recent Tronble In Ureenwood County Is Discussed. Dear Sir: la regard to the trouble here I ave this to Bay: It seems tbat there Is an ntireiy erroneous Idea as to tbb nature of tie affair. There Is no open lawlessness and as been none. Parties of whites disguised 0 In tbe night time to negro houses and rhlp the negroes. There Is no suspicion so iras I can see of anybody, much less any vldence as to who the criminals are. I have sketl tbe people in tbat community to tell ]e the names of suspected parties bo I can ave arrests made, but not a name have 1 card mentioned. The sheriff stands ready nd anxtons to make arrests and tbe only ray to find out wbo to arrest Is to offer a regard for the parties. 1 repeat that there is au entire lack of propr understanding of the whole affair. It Is ot open lawlessness, but a midnight party sat does the devilment when and where no ne Is expecting it to be done. I am satisfied bat if the sheriff knew where this devilment rould oocur be would be there to prevent It nd to arrest the parties and be has done all sat can be done. The citizens bave taken matters in band nd I think there will be no more of it and oat If tbere Is auy evidence at all tbe parties rill be convicted and punished. Yours respectively, T. 8. Sease, Solicitor. Sheriff McCaslan States tbat be would lake arrests If be knew tbe guilty parties, [e said: Dear Governor: In view of tbe adverse rlticlsms made upon me In connection with 3e recent whipping of negroes in this coun ?, I ask tbat you publish the solicitor's reort In the matter In bis letter to you today, am fully persuaded that men bave allowed ielr minds to give expression on an Issue pon wblcb they were not posted. I bave ot needed advice as to making tbe arrests r asking help to make arrests, but simply avice 10 ueip ana oui waom to ttrrexu here has not been seen only In tbe midnight ours any bands of wbltecaps. If they are >cated, I could arrest, but to aid In locating i wbat I want. Ab soon as tbe thing occurred I tendered iy services to tbe town and gentlemen In Ueoted section and told tbeui I was ready to joperate with them In any way and have nd am now doing all in my power to locate le parties and bring tbem into tbe courts, at we have not been able to find out whom i orroat Tn t.?ll thpm that vou ware trnlnp > send detectives would have forewarned iem and made tbe detectives powerless. I m ready to confront the responsibilities of ly office to tbe fullest extent. Yours truly, K. F. McCaslan. The Sfonnt Morlnh Trouble. Tbe mass meeting at tbe Mount Morlab ;bool bouse last Friday morning was well ttended, fully two hundred people being renent. Senator Waller was elected chairian and A. B. Carpenter secretary or the ltetlng. Hon. J. M. Gaines made tbe report >r the committee appointed at Greenwood n Wednesday to inquire into tbe causes of ae meeting. They found "that the causes 'ere not connected with the Phoenix riot, nd that tbe whipping arose some from privte trouble* between certain whites and egroes and others from a desire on tbe part f white renters to drive off colored renters 3 that they might gel the lands in that comlunity at reduced rents. Tbe meeting recoglzlng that bucb lawlessness was Injurious > the county, pledged their protection to tbe euroes wbo had oeen wbipped, several of rbom were In tbe crowd. These negroes aen came forward and told their story of the 'hlpplngs. According to their story one egro woman had been ravlRhed and an atsmpt made upon another. They stated that aey recognized four meD among the white?ps. They were Messrs. R. J. McCaslan, esse Corley, William Wilson and Joe Jones, 'bese negroes were tbeu brought to Green'ood for protection and warrants were sworn ut against the above named parties on tbe barge of conspiracy. The preliminary hearjg was set for three o'clock yesterday afteroon. The parties appeared at that hour efore Judge Austen and waived a hearing, 'hey were bound over lor their appearance t court in tbe sum of a one thousand dollar ond each.?Greenwood Journal. K. M. Haddon <fc Co. are preparing for fall uslness. They have special bargains for ext 30 days. You ebould see the remnants of silk, ofBred at reduced price by R. M. Haddon a Co. On these hot afternoons nothing Is so rereshlng as a "Lolly Pop." Sold at Speed's oda fountain. Tar Heel cholera oure Is positively guaraneed and when It lalls to cure bogs or fowls or bolera you can get your money back. For ale by Speed. [HE_S w ; nw ics +ii V/ V T 1U Ull are clear] ,ke room i ? Fall . WE ARE STILL CUSTOMED DULLN] AND YOU ARE STJ] LOWNDESYILLE LOCALS. All Sort* of Peraonal Paragraphs Abont Good People ? Other Mattern. Lowndesvllle, Aug. 21, 1899. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. 8peer, of AnderffoD, spent the pant week with the family of Dr. A. J. Speer, the father of the first Darned. Miss Leila Bell McCalla and her cousin, Miss Annie Lizzie Carter, of Elbert county. Ga., were In town Monday. Mr. B. Berry Allen went to Anderson Wednesday cn Business. Mr. E. R. Horton sometime ago bought the McBrlde store, a wooden building near tbe Moseley House. Last Monday some bands were put to work upon It tearing It down, preparatory to moving It to a lot bought by blm near the depot. When the bouse Is, finished be will move bis stock of goods Into It and tbere do business. Tbe bouse was built la '55, therefore has beeo standing on Its present location for more than half a century. In Its removal another one of the old land marks, of the old town Is being carried away. Prof. J. R.T. Major, of Greenwood, came upThursday to spend a few days with frleDds In this place. He will soon go to Bennettsvllle, where he will have charge of the High School In that place. Mrs. A. B. Kesler, of Augusta, Ga., baa sbent the past week at the Kay House, as her husband,a railroad man, has his temporary headquarters here. Messrs. Gil W.Cade and Joe Austin, of Bor ueaux, en rouie 10 me mountains, speot Thursday night with Mr. J. E. Allen. Mrs. E. M. Black has spent the past two weens with the family ol her son-in-law, Mr. B. F. Price near Abbeville. From the way that cotton baskets are being brought lu here by the wagon load, It woukt look as If a big cotton orop was looked for. Miss Lou Agnew, of Donalds, came Saturday to spend a while with her schoolmate and friend, Miss Mela Allen. Two bales ol cotton, tbe first of the season were brought In and sold Saturday. The one by Mr. Irvln Cleckley, which weighed 466 lbs and was bought by Mr. E. R. Horton at (Sc The other by Ed Carson colored, which weighed 476 lbs and was sold to Mr. J. 11. Latimer for tic. Mr. J. H. Huckabee and bis sister. Miss Lil lie Huckabee by speolal invitation went to Millwood Saturday, to meet and Join with. Rome Mt. Carmel friends In a picnic. All bad a very pleasant time. /MaJ. and Mrs. F. W. R. Nance, of Abbeville, came np yesterday morning and will spend a few days In our midst. Mies Leila Bell McCalla went to Pendleton a lew days ago and will remain there for sometime visiting friends. Mr. J. P. Young, of Anderson, Is with the family of Mr. J. T. Latimer, looking after his Interests In this section. A protracted meeting began In the Baptist church In this place yesterday at 11 a. ra. In the absence of the pastor Rev. J. A. Brown. Rev. T. A. Reld of Charleston, occupied the pulpit at the above named hour, and at 8:30 p. m. His sermons were attentively listened to by the good congregations present. The pas tor win come in today lr tne sick one# in ma family Improve so as to warrant bis comingMr. L. ?. Moorhead ran down yesterday to Woodlawn and spent a few bours with hisbrother, Mr. L. J. Moorhead. Mr. Walter Speed, of Woodlawn, came up> Saturday and remained bere till this mornins. Not Ion? ago we heard of a gentleman who while sojourning "In tbe land of Nod," dreamed tbat he was In Augusta, the ground was very deeply covered with snow, a discussion arose as to tbe deptb of the snow, between blm and another gentleman. The "other lellow" used some words that our dreamer dtd Dot relish, and proceeded to give bim a kick. Unfortunately a large iron bound trunk that stood near his bed received the kick. Thetruuk was not Injured, so far as beard from, but the loot that came In cootact with it had its toes stove up and badlj skinned. The good wile by the help of an oil stove, quickly heated some water with which she bathed the badly bruised foot for abont two hourH which greatly relieved it. He was rather a bad kicker. Tronpe. Locnld A. B. Mortte. A few bushels of speckled peas for sale. It is time you were sowing. Last chance. If you don't secure your peas now you will regret it. Amos B. Morse has a ew to dispose of. Only a few ice cream churns on band. You are loosing the best part of the year to use them. Now Is the time for turnip seed. Come oil and get them. What about iruit Jars and rubbers. We nave ineui?you neeu mem. Fresh lemons always on band. 20c a dozen. English cured shoulders, breakfast bacon, and bams. New stock. AMOS B. MORSE. lUKn TT T n II ? J e favored Lng out a | tor the and Wi HAVING A" LIVELY 1 3SS OF THE MID-SI] SE TO BE PLEASED. TROY'S TEA CUPS. Preacher*?Gypsies? Babies?Visitors? Religion?Fan. Troy. 8. C.. August 21st, 1899. Thi? A. M at li o'clock a meoflne of several days will commence in tbe Baptist cbarob. One service at tbe above boar, and one at 8.80 P. M. Mrs. W. C. Griffin and children from Valdusta, Ga., have been with as for a few days. We were glad to have them. They go this morning to Mt. CarmeL to see her cousins Mr. R. W. Colyer and family. Messrs J. 3. and J. L. Burnett are over In Lincoln. Ga., on a prospecting trip. Mrs. J. F. Singleton from Pendleton, will come tomorrow to spend a week with her mother Mrs. Smart. We had refreshing showers yesterday; too late for cotton, but both man and beast better. Rev. T. W. Sloan will be absent next Sab- < bath filling a Presbyterlal appointment at Venice. Ga. Miss Maud Strotber from Amity, Ga., will arrive here la a few days as Mr. and Mrs. J, i S. Burnett's en est. Mr. J. W. McCaslan from Greenwood, came down for a day or two last week. Our new gins will be ready for the cotton i this week. They will glveyoa either kind of bale you want. ' We are glad to know Mrs. J. N. Robinson has gotton well after a three weeks spell of fever. On next Tuesday morning the 29th, the Ab. bevlile Association will meet with tbe Horeb < cburcb/iear here. 1 The so-called gypsies are here and a big crowd of them. We think they should not be i allowed to stay. In a few weekB they will have the poor darkey stripped of everything i like forage chickens Ao., just for a little lace. Thev are in other words a nuisance. Born.?On tbe 10th, Mrs. Tom Robinson, a i daughter. Bradley and Troy, played a nice game here i Thursday. Troy whipped the boys but it was i a family combat. > Mm. B. 8. Barnwell visited ber sister Miss Sue McCaslan at Clear Springs last week, Mrs. G. J. Taggart was there also. i Our A. R. Presbyterians bave closed a good ] mooilnu Paw Oliver Tnhnnnn from LestUB. 1 S. C., did tbe preaching. It wu food ; every sermon whs filled with tbe gospel and preached In Buch a simple way tbat they were i understood even by tbe little children. We . saw faces tbere'tbat hadn't been In church for i years. Tbe congregations were larger each . service and felt they couldn't miss a service. ' He Is one of Synods brightest and beet. This 1 week Rev. T. W. Sloan Is helping him, and no ' less can be said of him, for we have never i heard him preach a poor sermon. I Dr. G. W. Pressly was called from Char- < lotte, N. C., last week to see Mr. and Mrs. H. I D. Pressly's little daughter who Is sick. < Messrs J. L. Russell Jr., and J. C. Scott i spent a few days at Santuo last week. < Rev. Dr. Lander lectured on Christian Education In the M. E. oharcb. yesterday 1 afternoon. i Miss Belle Russell Is visiting Miss Ebble I McCombs at Green wood. r< Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Bradley who have been i boarders at the Park Hoase since their house i was burned will to-day move in Mr. T. M. 1 Dendy's bouse. I i? WAn uaok 4kA Din/?lr TMomnnH fhnnriar- 1 i/UU b JUU ucm i<uu u inuo. x'mu?vuw , Ing across the bills of Long Cane? Nick. SCHEDULE OFINDEBTEDNESS Blnck Diamond Railroad Creditors Are Sbowlue Up. Atlanta' Constitution. Knoxvllle. Tenn.. August 15.?(Special.) Local stockholders and directors of the BooneBlack Diamond railroad are making out a schedule of Indebtedness, which la claimed is due them by the railroad, and an effort Is being made to have this amount, which will ' * ? haa ? ? Ka fnn<fo AT. aKgreguLO nuum ciw,uw, ui </uo pected from England. . The claims are for directors' salar.es, for k four years' office expenso, etc. One item Is , forSSO.OOOln favor of Knox county. This Is claimed on a contract by which the Boone promoters secured Knox county's S100,000 h Knoxvllle and Ohio railroad bonds and sold ,, them for $10,000. It was understood tbat tbe , road should pay back 850.000 and this Is the e claim now being made. Tbe local dlcrectors have charge of the road 1( in east Tennessee and it is understood tbey , will retain a lien on all rights of way in tbls section until tbe claimn referred to are paid. . It is stated tbat tbe schedule is being pre- b Sared at the request of Colonel Albert E. oone, tbe promoter, a nd Colonel Dickinson, t the financial agent. a ???-? I One Economy Gas Llgbt Is equal to six in- li candecent electric ilghta. s Moth balls for Bale by Speed. ur IE time to g *reat mai nter Gi TRADE AND ARE rMMER MONTHS. FAMILY BEUNION, The Descendants of Captain George Nlckles Family Assemble Togetbei In l>ove and Happiness. Note.?Tbia article was banded to us las Tuesday for last week's Issue of tbe paper Owing to circumstances It was not oonven lent to print It then, but we take pleasure li presenting It to our readers tbls week. Tbli editor knew Captain George Nlckles, ant remembers him as one who was known and beloved for bis many sterling qualities o bead and heart.?Editor Press and Banner. Thursday, the 27th July, will be long re membered by the deceodants of Capt. Georgt Nlokles, for ft was on that day that tbey met In happy social reunion In a beautiful grove on the old homestead plaoe, where now Uve< Benton Nloklfes, the youngest survivor 01 of twenty children. Capt. Oeorge Nlokles was born In 1800 and died In 1884. He was well known la Abbeville county and It Is certain that bis name will live for many years to come, not only Id the memory of bis personal associates, but also In the hearts of the large number of Immediate decendants tbat now survive him, rwenty children were born to him of bis two marriages, eight by the first and twelve by tbe second. James H. Nlckles, now advauced In llle, Is tbe only living child by his first wife. Of tbe children by bis second wife live nnly are still alive. These are Benton and Oeorge, Mrs. Tonsey Mollwaln, wife of J. A, Mcllwaln, Mrs. Susan Calvert, wife of Foster r*- ' J Hannah TXT I fO of Tl UBJVerL ttUU iliio. uauuau, n?w w. P. Hannah. Besides these Ave children there are now living eighty grandchildren and one hundred and forty-three great grandchildren. Add to the oblldren, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, the grandsons and daughtersin-law and the great grandsons and daughters-in-law and It wilt be readily seen that there is a large connection closely related to Capt. George Nickles. Their reunion therefore at a grand barbecue was an occasion of no small Importance. The reunion of all the members of a single family Is always an occasion of Interest and pleasure, but wben so many families with their many oblldren meet together in social Intercourse the Interest and pleasure are proportionately magnified. This branch of the Nickles family Is conspicuous for the large member of children in each home. Mrs S. H. Cochran, granddaughter, takes tbe lead with twelve bright happy children; all are at borne, some large and some small, with various sizes filling In between the two extremes. Closely following her lead are NewIon, Ed and John Nickles, grandsons, with aleven each, and their sister Mrs. J. L. Rlc[Tord with ten. Most of the families In the vtnnAntion are large. George Nickles proving i prominent exception be having only one 3hlld. Before the division of this county all of these families lived in Abbeville county and ill except tbreee In Long Caae Township. In tbe war between the States four sons and five ions In-law of Capt. Nickles were in active lervlce. Three sons died from the effects of !he war and four sons-in-law received wounds Farming has been the chief occupation of tbls clan and all are now living and are prosperous and honored oitlzens. In answer to tome qustions in regard to tbe family bistory it was replied, "None are in the poor house, ione in tbe lunatic asylum, none in tbe penitentiary and none in tbe practice of law." [f every lamlly could boast of such a record, what a country we would have. (No reflec,lon on tbe law Is meant.) In the religious faith they are all Presbyteians and macy of them hold their church ziembershlp at Greenville and Upper Long Jane churches. All who know tbe Nickles enow of tbeir generous hospitality, their leatand cheerful homes. Clean floors, olean >eds, clean and well laden tables to greet heir guests. But notwithstanding their record for uplebtness and their obedience to God's com nand "Be faithful and multiply and replenish the earth" the day appointed for the eunlon was not a propitious day. It seemed hat the many prayers for rain which Dr. jlndsay and other godly men had been sendng up to the source of all blessings were Just leglnnlng to be answered, for from ten to two I'clock there were Intermittent showers that ;ept the crowds In top buggies and under imbrellas most of the day. This prevented be assembly of the clan In one place for gen- , ral review and speech making but gave a ilce opportunity for the young men to make sve to their pretty cousins which opportune y they seemed not slow to improve. Every ne loves a nlckle and there were some NlckB8 In that lot even more beautiful and valuala than crnld. The most attractive scene of tbe day pertaps was the dinner table arranged as an L, nd heavily loaded with tbe choicest viands, he barbecued meats were deliciously preiared by tbe skilful attention of Mr. D. P. lannah. while the "extras" were furnished a rich abundance by the families assembled, eldom does tbe eye rest upon aucb a table, 'he elements ceased to frown at such a sight 11 rods ES - 1 1 and the sun smiled upon tbe happy soenc, as on either side 01 this festal boards crowds of happy and hungry kinsfolks fathered for refreshmen ta ana kindly oonverse. It ? then that the rennlon was pronounced a sue* ' cess, for althoogb all the conneotlon were not vagi r present, one hundred and seventy-nine were \!*t3B counted at the table. All ate heartily, but >, after the appetites were satisfied to the ut l most there seemed enough left for as many more. The writer was tbe honored gtrest of the fig ' occasion and acknowledges with slnoere'ap* v > preclatlon tbe marked courtesy and cordiality , received. . May these families long live and prosper. 1 May tne spirit of kindly kindred love ever . >?m I fill their hearts and may this pleasant re- / r union on earth be but tbe prophecy of their <M bappy reunion above, where at tbe heavenly roll call not one shall be missing. J. F. McKlnnon. | A Lady's Rambling* at B. C. Bernan's r Jewelry Store. , i A lot of tbe latest styles of belt and sash ' >jS buckles and neck clasps bave jast arrived,. -.3 ! they are beauties, and prloes only from 25 cts, , . 'yS to 75 cts. each. Yon will need one before going \ sj| off to spend tbe summer. Mr. Bernau Is showing some nice pictures made with a $5 Kodak, just tbe thing to take . GaSk ' on your trips. , . Blouse sets of tbe latest patterns can be ,'JiB seen at R. C. Bernau's. Cresent shape pins . are tbe latest fad, one must see these set to "'?? | appreciate them. Miss Inquisitive. /t&H Mrs. Taggart still leads In both quality and 1 prices on millinery. When you want a nice belt buckle, don't forget Mrs. Taggart. Candy, Candy, Candy, fresh at Mllford A DuPre's. Tbe Druggist. We cheerfully refund yoar money when ; ar heel cholera oure falls to cure bogs or ? owls ol cholera. P. B. Speed. For reliable work, quick work and prompt '#> delivery go toMUford A DuPre's. The Drug* & gist. Phone 107. ' .( jjSgm MM 00LL6E, II Davidson, N. 0. Sixty-third yesr begins Sept. 7th, 1899. i Ten professors and instructors. Courses for A. B?, B. S., and A. M. Labratorles well equipped. * Gymnasium complete. Waterworks and baths. Classical, Mathematical,Scientific, Literary Biblical'and Medical. Send 'for a Catalogue. J. B. SHEAEEB, 11 President, July 8,1899, tf J. L. HILL & CO., I No. 3 ROSENBERG BLOCK. \\TE HAVE MOVED OUtt WAGON AND ** Carriage Repository to the store room recently occupied by Mr. J. D. Kerr. Our specialty 18 ovmo ib, I These wagons were given first prize oferal competitors at the Nashville Exposition. We also have a full stock of ;f'A Buggies, Carriages, Harness, 4c. : Give us a call before buying. We guarantee ttUBiaviiuu* J. L. HILL & CO., No 3 Rosenberg Block. jf