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The Press and Banner.
*$-Published every Wednesday at s- a
year In advance.
Wednesday, Jan. 31. 1900.
A UIhIwk Man.
We do not often discuss nny newspaper
ran personally, but the personality of Kdltor
Hugh Wilson, of the Abbeville Press and
Banner, Is so frankly presented in his news*
paper that we are disposed to consider him as
public properly.
Fifteen years ago he was violently opposed
to cotton factories. Now be Is one of the
strongest friends of those enterprises and has
proved his good will by investing liberally in
one of them with his own money. He was
for maDy years an extreme opponent of
"ready printed" matter of all kinds. Now
we observe he has ordered a page of it. For
many other years he persisted in the belief
that be was destined to altaiD fame and
wealth as a farmer. He announces that he
baa abandoned that and that bis agricultural
operations are indefinitely postponed. Also
and furthermore he Is right oq the currency
question and nearly right on expansion.
Noting this steady and constant.growtb, we
are moved to the hope that be may yet abandon
the dispensary abomination and beoome
a good prohibitionist or high license man.
And if the Slate Press Association will work
togetber with a will, combining:its Influence
and strength, we may gel him married off
yet. He is obviously capable of higher
things thau be has yet reached.?Greenville
News. 4
Our neighbor is more or less correal In tbe
statement as to our changes of opinion and
* experiments in farming, but he errs as to our
ever being opposed to patent outsldes. This
editor used the' -patent inserts," printed at a
little town about thirty mllee from New York
berore any other paper in South Carolina. A
~ * * * >4?..*! 4, YTTO IIS Ail tha I
paperai neauiun, n? ududio ? ?? ?
"patent outside" first. The Press aDd Banner
was tbe second to adopt the plan, and we
have always bought sheets from the same
Bat we spoke too quick last week, about getting
an extra page from Charlotte. Tbe
Newspaper Union discounted their agent,
Sir. Carter, and refused to fulfill tbe contract,
exoept on a greatly Increased price. That Increase
we bave not consented to give, and it
seems poor ouslness for a bouse to refuse to
hoaor the contracts of Its agent*.
This editor obanged his mind about ootton
mills, and from opposition to them beoame
convinced that they are tbe best concelviable
institution on earth for many people.
We always reserve the right to change our
mind, but always speak our convictions at
the time. Consistency is a fool, when It rejkuHen
to ieara anything. And a man does a
wrong tblng la exhibiting a pride In not
earning anything in, say .twenty.^or thirty
/years. Tbe circumstances changes or we gel
J new light.
f Until tbe dispensary bad been established
and its beneficial results had become .apparent,
we were a prohibitionist, and dead
against the present law. With the lights before
us we are now standing for the law, and
have some hope of yet seeing the able editor
of the Greenville News agreeing with us on
the liquor question. We will pit him against
tbe world in writing good prohibition pieces,
and as the dispensary gives prohibition from
sunset to sunrise, he can support tbe dlspen*
sary for at least kalf of the twenty-four
The Greenville News and tbe Press and
Banner agree on some of the chief issues of
tbe day.
1. We are opposed to free silver and are
bDDoeed the reneal of the ten per cent, tax on
bank bills.
2. We favor National Banks, and thlak
that all the necessary legislation should be
bad to enable them to answer demands of
t commerce or trade.
S, We favor wide tires, expansion, and tbe
"lining of the factories alone."
4. We favor free trade between tbe United
States and her Islands, and we favor giving
them proper representation in Congress.
5. We favor the annexation of any island
^ in aight, that can be bought or acquired.
6. We tavor the Nicaragua canal.
7. We favor the strengthening of our navy.
8. We favor tbe dispensary law and the reelection
of Governor McSweeney.
9. While we expect to vote for Bryan, next
November, yet we do not think ha ought to
be elected. We think that any man who
makes It his business to go around the country,
making speeches at fifty cents a head, has
a poor conception of the dignity of the office
of President of the United States.
10. If tbe reduction of our representation
la Congress shall free us from tbe regular appearanceof
men at Washington for the purpose
of assailing our good name, whileseeklng
to be Congressmen on tbe votes which they
didn'tget, we hope that the National Congress
may reduce the number so that all the
States may have equal and Just representation
In Washington. Three good men can
serve ns Just as well as seven. Seven generally
haB the eflect of increasing the minority
vote on some proposed wise legislation.
Democrats, as a lule, are kickers or objecting
members. They sometimes want to take
steps backward, as in tbe silver business, but
they are never aggressive in great national or
politioal issues, or wben important progressive
movements are contemplated.
Wbst About It, Governor ?
We learn from the Stats that there are In
tblB State blind tigers, or illicit dealers in
liquor, and presumably they are In Columbia?
If we are not In error, you have thirty or
forty constables whose business it is to see
that the liquor law Is obeyed.
The State seems to be perfectly confident of
his knowledge on this point. If the business
of the blind tlgerR become so notorious that
the citizen may know of It, why cannot the
constables find these places where liquor is
unlawfully Bold ?
The people of South Carolina would like to
know why the constables are not discharging
their duty.
If they cannot shut up notorious blind
tigers, would it cot be well to turn them off,
and hire others who would be more efficient
Id tbe discharge of their duty ?
While on this subject It would be Interesting
to know what the constables are doing,
If they are not putting blind tigers to route.
Do the constables shut their eyes, and are
they, like the tigers, blind?
The Industrial Edition.
The Industrial Art Edition of the Spartanburg
Herald is a valuable contribution to the
history of manufacturers In Spartanburg. It
in fact, is a map of tbe busy life of a busy
people. That part of the paper which treats
of tbe Cotton Mills is most Interesting to us
and If that paper Is read In other communities
it will furnish an Incentive to greater
growth and greater enterprises In tbe more
sluggish towns. A large per cent, of tbe mills
were started as small mills, with $#6,000,
v-^^-^nkjO^OO, 860,000, and larger capitals.
The ability with which the paper Is edited,
and the skill with which It is printed, make,
tbe Industrial Edition a model of its kind.
' . Tbe cost for pictures alone must have been
enough to make tbe editor a large stockholder
in one of the small mlll6?11 tbe ready oasb
bad been invested that way.
Some of the newspapers which have been
' % publishing their papers at S1.00 have raised
,V their subscription price to 51.00.
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1 make prescriptions my special work, and
" look after it closely, fill them quick and deliver
them at yonr homes. C. A. Mllford,
' . Phooe 107. The Druggist. 1
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as iH
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Official Contempt.
The Greenville News, In Its report of the
Court, makes the following statement: (
Liz Bolln, the white woman who wets con- 1
vlcted of Belling liquor and maintaining a ,
nulsanoe In violation of the dispensary law,
was given a sharp talk by Judge Watts. He 1
said to her: 1
"I do not suppose that what f shall have to ,
say will have any effect upon you. You are 1
certainly a pitiable object. Yon are about as I
low and degraded as a woman of your color |
can get to be. I have a supreme oontempt for
any one who will sell liquor and maintain a
nuisance in violation of law, and especially 1
for a wblte woman wbo will do it and make
her home headquarters tor gambling, drinking
Negro toughs. The sentence of the court
Is that you pay a fine of $250 or serve six
months on the public works of the county or i
In the penitentiary." <
The woman returned the Judge's look of
contempt and scorn, but went back to her
net without speaking.
With all due respect to the Court, we presume
It Is not out of place for a newspaper to <
comment on the Judge'B personal oomments
> f the woman, who had violated the law, and
In so doing bad incurred his Honor's personal
displeasure. i
We know nothing at all of Liz Bolln, except
as contained in the extract quoting the
Judge's remarks, and we are not Informed
why such a punishment Is inflicted on "a
pitiable object," wbo had become "about as
low and degraded" as she could "get to be."
The woman while in Court, it seems to us, | (
was under tbe protection of tbe Court, and If
so, sbe should have been protected from personal
violence, as well as from official Insult. (
It Is presumed the woman bad been brought i
into Court under specific charges of selling
liquor. She was not, as we understand, Indicted
on general principles. Her general
character was not on trial, aDd any reference
of the Judge to her except as to tbe crime for |
which she was indicted was unfair and out of ;
place. The sentence itself seems to be exceedingly
severe. Tbe Judge imposed sentence,
under authority of law after conviction of
crime, but we are not Informed of any law
which authorizes a great Judge of tbe State
of South Carolina to heap personal abuse |
upon a poor and defenseless convict?and (
that convlot a woman.
If there 16 anything In thlB world that more |
readily excites pity than the abuse which a (
great man may Inflict upon a poor fallen women,
we do not recall it. Can any man tblDk i
of anything further removed from the belter
Impulses than tbe striking of any woman ?
If that woman be a fallen woman, she has
no friends on earth; she has no strong arm
to resent her injuries. Sbe has no hope of tbe
better world. Her only refuge is tbe grave, <
where sbe may trust that the sin of her evil |
deeds may not follow her.
Except when sbe assumes the character of |
a he-woman, and curses, and shoots aud fights ,
and does other things like men, her sex ;
should protect her from both violence and Insult.
Governor .Mcbweeney has administered the i
law In Justice, and we hope that be may be <
asked to commute this woman's sentence.
Knowing Judge Walts, as we do, we believe ]
tbat be would upon mature reflection, sign a
petition for the commutation of a sentence, ]
the like of which has seldom, If ever, been Inflicted
upon anybody in South Carolina;
City Limits.
Patton's bill relating to the extension of
city and town limits, or some such bill ought
to be adopted, and we can see no reason for
limiting the application of the law to towns
of 8,000, or 5.000 Inhabitants; the small towns
need it worse. If we understand the present
law. corporations or Individual land owners
on the borders of a town can choke it to
death, and the state will permit no interfer
ence. The town gives the surrounding land
its value, while it gets nothing in return except
the privilege of wearing a garrote. A
town of 10C0 Inhabitants may be praotloally
surrounded by the lnnds of one man. On his
land there may be 1000 people, who may wish
to become a part of the town, and it Ib a matter
of life or death to the town, and yet not
one of these people has a vote, the whole de- i
cision depending on the vote of one man.
TLere is no good reason, that we can see, why
all who can vole on other matters should not
be allowed to vote on this.?Chester Lantern.
The constitutional provision whereby the *
property of citizens may be taxed by popular
vote may have a most evil Influence on tbe 8
material prosperity of the cities of thlb State. ?
Besides Incurring legitimate expenses for tbe 1
government of municipalities, eight per cent.
nf thp nmnortv of thA tnwna and nlfipu mnv c
be voted away for various purposes. As evl- r
deuce of this evil, It isouly necessary to note t
the location of many of the new cotton mills s
in this State. A majority of them are placed t
out of towns because of the excessive taxa- r
tlon wbiob may be voted at any time, and under
almost any pretext.
Still Working;. c
There seem* to be a great desire on the part c
of our people to do something which may ^
keep Abbeville on the line of maroh. r
One of the chief difficulties in building a f,
small Industry is to find suitable land upon 4
which to build, and which can be had at a i<
fair price. 0
By contributing land for stock an Impetus n
Is given to such enterprises, and with liberal- e
Ity all along the line, buccoss seems not far p
off. n
Mr. Aug. W. Smith Is still hopeful of suo- J 0
cess in his cotton mill enterprise.
M?y they all succeed, and may Abbeville 1 v
continue to grow. | w
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L.re Yoi
in Earl;
in arn
Tbe LeKislnlnre.
The General Assembly of tbe State of Soutl
Carolina has now been In session for threi
weeks, and up to tbls time the .Indication!
ire tbat that body will do little barm. Tb<
fact 1b, It has been a remarkably good Leglsla
Lure. Various good measures have been pro
posed with fair prospects of success, and th
proposed evil legislation has made no pre
The effort to Interfere with the rate of Inter
est on money failed.
The attempt to Interfere with tbe rights o
mothers to call upon their children to belj
them earn a living in cotton mills met with i
signal failure?29 to 8.
The wide tire bill Is an effort In the right dl
rectloQ. It baa passed tbe Senate ana ma;
become a law.
Tbe dispensary law will stand, wltb m
change to Injure 11. Various Individual!
however, In tbe General Assembly have pe
schemes of tbelr own, wblcb have for thel
purpose tbe yielding of something to tbe II
quor element. These bills will be killed.
Tbe Becond eflort to Injure cotton mills bj
making tbem responsible for accidents wblcl
may be due to tbe carelessness of operatives
was kindly put In Its little grave.
Tbe bill to allow tbe people of tbe city o
Abbeville to vote 86.000 to pay for tbe snrve]
3f tbe Black Diamond, will likely become i
Tbe fertilizer tax bas been reduced from 2i
oents to 16 cents a ton, tbe royalty going t<
Clemson College.
Tbe effort to Interfere wltb labor contract;
and rent liens has failed.
Tbe proposition to give county officers sala
ries, instead of fees bas friends, ana Its fat<
may be uncertain. Tbe bill would require ol
doers to turn over to tbe treasurers all fee
wblcb tbey receive.
of This?
If Abbeville cannot raise money enough ti
build a large cotton mill, can we not rais<
enough to build a small mill ? Tblnk of thle
While the price of lands outside the oit:
are cheaper, is It not possible that the clt;
could and would offer inducements in faclll
ties to fight fire which might overcome tb
disadvantage of high priced land? Think o
Tbe city, with it? water works and fire corn
panles, could be of great advantage, to a mil
In town. The saving of the buying of wate
works for a small mill would be great. Tb
olty water works was worth muob to tbe ol
mill at its recent fire. Think of this.
These are questions which we are not abli
bo decide. They are, however, worth consld
Bring. What we save In the price of land w<
might lose in security against fire.
Another matter to be considered is, wba
encouragement will tbe railroads give U
ave any new enterprise located advan
Lageously to them ? ^
Tbe Seaboard gave tbe Abbeville Cottoi
Mill a sidetrack and a sum of money.
Will it offer anything for any new enter
prise? . .
What will tbe Southern do?
It Is said tbe Coast Line Is sometimes verj
iboral, and other roads might help. Thlnl
)f this.
- Definition!!.
Very many persons use tbe word "environ'
nents," when they mean collective surroundngs.
We have abundant authority for the
vord "environment," but the authority foi
'environments," we believe, lies chiefly Id
Webster's International Dictionary makes
10 recognition of the word environments,
hough that dictionary defines "environnent"
thus: 1. Act of environing; state ol
jelng environed. 2. That which environs 01
lurrounds; surrounding conditions, influ nces,
or forces, by which living lorms are Inluenced
and modified in their growth and development.
Tbe Standard Dictionary defines environ
iicui uiur*. u uiiicvtr ouw)iiiMn'"?cDi capc*
slally, one's surroundings collectively; all the
internal circumstances of an organism; as,
nan la not the product of his environment."
Worcester defines environment tbuH: "The
itate of being environed or surrounded."
Webster's Dictionary says: 1. "The act ol
urrounding; slate of being environed. 2.
Pbat which environs or Burrounds."
"Environments" may be correct when the
invlronment of Jim Jones of York, the envionment
of Sam Jackson of Newberry, and
he environment of Tom Todd of Lexington,
ire spoken of colleotlvely. No authority can
>e found for the word "environments" when
eference is bad to Tom Todd's environment.
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Eminently Correct.
The State is of the opinion that an opponent
if the dispensary law would have little
hance of election to the Legislature from Ableville
County. In 1892 this county voted, in
ound numbers, 16OO for prohibition and 400
or license. The vote, we believe, would be as
leoidedl V not 1 ioonao nnw as it trna in
392. As far as we kdfrw, the people are satisled
with tbe dispensary law, and we know of
o special demand for any great obange In
lther tbe law or tbe nqanageBMllt of1 the dlsensary.
Tbe obargo?.JjB.'{ftlbil'<VM* manage
lent of tbe Institution have about peUved
We would express tbe oplnionlibat Abbe*
Hie may be put in tbe dl?p?n?ary ooiuaw
'lthout question.
1 Inf AI^AcfpH I
4 K 1. J.'I /|\
y Spring Goods ? 1
If You Are, We Certa
We have already received several early si
you need now, and Goods that we can save you
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Empress Cloths,
llfei r jfc
We ,gre receiving New Goods daily, and ai
going to make a hard pull for your Spring busin
goods cheaper than others. Come in, we will
the prices.!;y
Goods an<
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INT. j On the Corner, Next to ]
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Avt, P A DSr/-fWK^pO^L^ As,, s &c.^ ~ (!<&
(CY And a?k yoa to remwil^Hlj^Jf JWr#iiK?d!?Hand Books are
f ?v>) la good condition, I ?>l iWii.JJllW?lM<||llWlrrfil imw ones or any- cfty
' SFBED'S rikjm STQKB. ^
>^i^i >W Keep yonr eye on tbl? ' /'.Ivafc
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: Repair Business Seeming!
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? ? ??^-r>-rr j lK - ? ? ~e '* *? V?? io Vioulnnr rrnnH
5 A RE JKUBHJE1) WITH WUKft., aou ine uauow U It 10) iiC AO U?t 5w?*
j '\ work done. Bring your Wagons, Buggies and anything to be repaired
to me, and will fix them promptly.
3 '*
Horses and Mules Shod.
This is certainly our fort. Mr. Beagle knows his business and all we
want is a trial.
Wagon Wheels Filled
And Tires cut in a workmanlike manlier.
Yours for jvork,
c. p. .
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r i 111 V 11WW V I ill V wvinvi 1*4
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\ Having bought out the inteuest of mr. a
e r Weatfleld In the Abbeville Bakery, we are now ready for r
i tbe bnslnees of 1900. We keep a fresh lot ol f
8 0 Cakes, Pies, Bread, Rolls,
t l ' Cinnamon Rolls, Kisses, i
? i And Lady Fingers.
\ Also anything In Canned Goods, Staple and Green Groce- V ;0
rlee, Butter, Candles and No,Is. ii^lW
' ^ ^ ^c^weeney* f
Bargains n t
1 We Have Just Completed our Annual Stock Taking, and now Offer
^ ~ ir i *n n a n ?
i Some Ureat .Bargains to maKe noom ior uur oprmg 9
Stock which is Arriving Daily,
Special attention i9 directed to a lot of . . .
French Dress Goods,
Silk and Wool Mixed. Original price 75c., 85c. and $1. Now 50c.
Remnants of Silks
Remnauts of Embroideries. In fact we have a variety of good things
in Dress Goods, which we offer very cheap.
I "Mto ?jM
J It Is My Purpose
Drag 8tore In every respect.
0 - >' I shall give Prescriptions my peraonaS ?UemtloD, w '"V
1 and see that tbey. as well m everything else ordered d
\ Irom my store, are delivered as soon as ordered. T V
we will certainly please you. d
'attT' \ ours obediently, f
? C. A. MILF0R.D, ; j
^ Phone 107. The Druggist. ^
inly Gin Eni
tiipments of Spring Good
l money on by buying e;
Colored Dress Goods,
Black Dress Goods,
Table Linens,
Madras Cloths.
:e always pleased to sho\
qcc ar\A TiTP rpali7P crt
have the goods, and resl
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1 D4jill:
Farmers'* Bank.], ^
20 lbs. Goofl Carolina RICS $1.00; {
m ik onciD ti no
ID 1UD. UUUflil (pi-UU.
15 BARS SOAP 25 Gts
I |
fit of low price. ^ ? !
Buy Coffee and Sasrar JHHBw|
vanc?. Glenn la BelilQufl
Prompt and Free Delivery
Phone | ^ ? U?. , v
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Dental Notice. } J
not the money, I will do the work 'jiqH
take lumber and wood for pay.; Come ?
we ^oeat on^e If yoo^sb to save joor^^fc|
Come In and let us talk to you
about It. so tbat you can tblnk ' '
It over, and be satisfied about
It when the time comes for you
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XKKattiIIA Uon/fworfl (wK
/1UU0I111G JLLluuniuu vim
"Reliable Farm Implements."
For Sale.
The following very desirable
property will be sold reasonably and on easy
J terms.' Purchasers will bave the Income derived
frim tbe property by Its rental for the
present year. Property %ll located In Greenwood
near Cofeesbury, containing
Thirty-Eight (38; Acres, v
more or less. Tbe Pinkney Jones land, very
desirable, containing
Two (2) Tracts,
K acres, more or less, ai d one of 200
? or less.
) MoGee Brick House
tCokesbury. Fine residence, with
land, more or less.
Jt at Hodges, 33 feet wide and S50
Caetdeep, more or leu. I
'For terms and partloalars as to purchase
^ppljrto ;
Sheppards & Grier,
Jan. 20. I960, U QREEXWOOD, 8. C. j
Dissolution .of Partnership.
THE partnership exlBtlnif under the name I
ol MILFOHD & DuPKE Is this day dls- ,
i solved by mutual consent. <
| All cLeUZ* due the Arm must be paid to C. A,
F. C. DuPKE.
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tertain You. 3
is. The kind of Goods
arly, such. as
v new goods. We are J|
it it we have got to sell %
: assured we will have
^Wxt Christmas Is a
Mr. ' w?y off, and as we
bought too many
v We will take
f 50 Cts. on the Dollar
Carafe' for all tbe styles we bave
I* less than cost, and
uljji still we will tbank yon
Bf- for making us poorer.
Ion clear, as we bave
Kjv Bargains In Fine WatchKK''
,' A few 825 00 move'
ments will sell for 915 00. -j|
EUr, against J.
I will offer for
lie C. H., 8. C.,
1900, within
following deaid
State and
>f B. E. Glbert,
rchaser to pay
for paper#. WALTER L MILLER)
i You?A
Sometimes feel uneasy about ^
leaving the Ore In your grate,or
fear tbat the children will
be burned? Well, Just get a
wire fender, and bang It on J
your urate basket, and all your J
fear will be relieved. (
Only SO Cents. J
"Everything In Housefurmsblngs." ^HjH
tarnishes my customers 1
And Fresh Loaf Bread
Fresh flsh on Friday and Saturday. Highest
market prices paid for Beeves and Hogs and
(ireen Salt Hides.
m it If A VlirrTT
1. XI. ItiilA ** JDUJU.
Phone No. 1.
You will always find some
Bpecials at Smith's Dry Goods
and Millinery.
New goods are arriving every few daps at 1*
W. White's. Call and see them.

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