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M. B Mc!
To the People of South Kt !low.ciii/? ns: -in presenting my claiinsasl n candidate for < Jovernor I desire to thank you lor your sutirage in twice electing nit; to tin- responsible )K)siiion of Lieuteiiunt-tiovernor. In that position I discharged m,v duties fairly, fearlessly and faith ftilly. and received the proud endorsement of the body over which I presided. .My platform has already been announced 111 my annual message ana 011 mv but 1 shall endeavor to give it to you a train, for I believe the people should hear fully the candidates asking fur their suit rage. As you know. 1 succeeded the lamented <Jov. Ellerbe to till out his unexpired term, and I come before you now to give an aeeount of my stewardship and to ask your endorsement. I am one of the people and have fought my way through the world single-handed and alone,and 1 am not ashamed of my record. Kvcr since I have been in public life 1 have continuously fought for the people and their rights. I am an advocate of an economical govern meni wisely and judiciously adminlsterec with as small a tax as the safe operation of tin government will allow. My service lias no: | been lipservice, l?iti professions and little deeds, fori have never yet let an opportunity pass to help the young men and young women upward and onward In life, and I have always endeavored to protect and preserve the proud name of my native state, for the proudest heritage i that 1 have is that I am a Carolinian. Nor have my services to the old soldier been wasted in sympathetic speeches and patriotic etfu1 sibns, but both in public and in private life I have silently and quietly done all in my power to smooth the road of tin- tottering Confederate soldier on his final march to the grave. t1ik itnuc schooi.s. I am a lirm beliver in the common schools. It is to them that I owe my advancement in life. My education was limited to them; my heart Is wrapped up in them, ay<t 1 would be as traitorous to desert the common schools as the college man would Ik* to desert his alma mater. Starting out in life as an orphan and penniless, the only friend I had was the free public schools. I have taken a special interest in them and shall continue to do so as long as I can be of service to them. I believe that special attention should be given to the education of the children at our cotton factories. When i nnnointed the State Board of Educa t.ion some time ago I appointed as a member an able teacher of a school of a manufacturing town in order that the interest of the factory children might have the benefit of his experience, and that they should have a representative on the highest educational board In the State. THH COLLEGES. Likewise I am a consistent friend of the colleges, both State and denominational. I glory in the proud record our colleges have made in the past and the spU'ndid unlimited future before them. School houses have done more for civilisation and Christianity than all the armies of conquest have ever done or can ever do. MATERIA!* PROSPERITY OK THE STATE. The material prosperity of o*ir State is exceedingly gratifying. \\ hile this Is not due to my administration, for no Governor call stop our man-li of prospcrlt v, vet I have done all in my power to lielp tln>" grand movement along and to establish confident!** in our enterprises and In our State government. INSULT TO INTELLIOENCK. My opponents have attacked me because I subscribed for the newspapers. By such charges they expect to catch the unthinking. Such a charge is an insult to intelligence. All of my predecessors properly subscribed for papers and paid for them in the same way. It is absolutely necessary for tin* Governor to know whether proclamations, advertisements for supplies and so forth have been published as paid for, and to keep posted as to grand jury presentments, violations of the law, conductol public officials, riots, lynchings, and so forth. * lulu ? fnw riuvs nsro a crime was committed ln Florence County. The prisoners were arrested, and had it not been that the Governor wa> posted as to the state of feeling at Florence, in a great measure through tlie newspapers, a crime would liave been committed that would have been a foul blot 011 the good name of oui State and an insult to Christianity and a per version of law and order. And, my friends, ] say here in this connection that so long as 1 am Governor that I will exhaust every avail able means of the State before I will allow inol law or lynch law to dominate the government and rule the land. LOCAL OPTION AND PROHIBITION WOULT UKING CONFUSION. But we are here to discuss measures and 1101 men. What is local option, and what woulc be the result of such a scheme? It is so im practicable that neither Governors Till man, noi Evans nor Kllerbe, all stalwart friends of tin Dispensary, ever once thought of suggesting such an idea, and no honest prohibitionist ean favor it, for it allows that which he believes t< be inherently wrong. The result of such h scheme would be a conglotnineration of pmhihi< tion and Dispensary counties, each bearing the burden and receiving the ill-el!'ect of the other, with no benefits to eitner. n is a iuw?-u ? > crazy quilt, theory and could only result in confusion, and simply lives as a theory, only ni.on th. -i? cions d. tnairogic idea ol local selluovfrmiifiit, f..r w it local self-government If so, how or where will yon limit it? Yoneannot limit ittoal'oncrcssiuriai uiMhct. forcounties may want it. You cannot limit it to counties for particular townships may want it. Von cannot limit it to townships for some of the numerous towns of a township may want it, And then you could not only have a county full of bars or dispensaries against the sentiment of a county, thereby defeating the theory of local option, but you would have such a diversity of the liquor business that the rove nues would be so small that special officers v. uildbea thing of the past and illicit liquoi traffic would be untrammelled. DISPENSARY LAW ENDORSKD HY EVERY l.KCISLATl'KK. But local option is not. a material factor in this campaign. The issue is clearly joined between Dispensary and Prohibition. The Dispensary is no experiment. It has been a statute law for over six years and has been endorsed by every legislature since its enactment. Political conventions have endorsed it and none hav< dared to condemn It. DISPENSARY REMOVES INDUCEMENTS T< LIQUOR-DRINK I NO. It lias proved to be theonly practical solution of the liquor question. People always have . and always will have liquor. The greatest evil to the -public is the liquor .seller. The more Ik sells the greater his profit. The profit feature is his only incentive and therefore, more tin encouragement he oilers the buyer to buy more and more. Tluit being the case the best solution is to remove the cause that compels tht untortunate to buy more and more. The Dispensary solves this: Tne dispenser gets his salary whether he sells one drop or not, and he is not allowed to indulge in the seductive and disastrous credit system. It is of no interest to him to sell impure liquor or to seduce si minor or to give a free* lunch to the unwary. He is sworn and bonded to enforce the law and his position is at stake. If he fails to enforce the law, you, tht people, who give him his position, can blame only yourselves. PRO HIUITI ON fSTS FIGHT T1IK DISPENSARY, RUT THEY AKK EXCEEDINGLY CAREFUL NOT TO INTERFERE WITH KI.IND TIGERS. How different is the blind tiger, tin-pyogeny of prohibition, whose only ambition is to make dollars for himself and drunkards for the State and whose only claim toeitizenship is based on his brazen effrontery as a lawbreaker. Hut it is contended there are tigi-rs under tin- Dispensary system. Certainly, but the Dispensary law does not make tigers. Do you suppose people patronize tigers because there is a Dispensary law, or because* they want liquor to drink? , It is the patronage that makes tigers, and is It not natural to conclude that if you abolish the Dispensary that the pa nonage heretofore going 1 the Dispensary will go to the blind tigers, thereby increasing theiu ten fold. Then, when the Dispensary goes the .special otlieer must go, and with only the civil officers, who are now unable to cone with the few tigers the chaotic condition that must follow is enough to stagger every citizen who loves his home and respects the law. Under a prohibition law a heavy tax must he levied upon every one to enforce the law whether he fovors prohibition or not. lhit under the dispensary law every trilling negro who buys his tiask of liquor contributes a tax to the town and county to see that he keeps the peace, to work the road and to educate the children. BKAt'TI I' t'L SKNTIMKNT ? MISKItAW.K KAII.ITICK IN PRACTICE. Prohibition is a beautilul sentiment, but a miserable failure in practice. The prohibitionist can use no stronger argument than to cite tiie States that have tried prohibition, l.ct us see the result of such argument. Maine, Iowa and Kansas have prohibition under their constitution. Now compare these States with South Carolina by the report of the 1'nitcd states commissioner of internal Revenue u>r the year ending June I Ml, 18!H?. Maine? Number of retail liquor dealers 1 123. Iowa? Xtimber ??l' retail linuor dealers Kansas?Number <if retail I iijuor dealers 2381. South Carolina Number of retail liquor dealers :<21. 1'OSITIVK I'KOOF TIIAT I II K D1SPKNSAKY IS JIKTTKK TIIAN i'KOIIIB1TION. The .'121 credited to .South Carolina includes every liquor dispensary in the State. Thus it is <eeti that the prohibition Stale of Kansas Willi one and one half million |><i|>ulatiou lias over ten timet a- mail) illegal liquor lie?'iises Sweeney. i Carolina: :isSouth Carolina. That lowu with a fraction over two million population lias sixteen times as many and that the .State of Maine with about seven hundred thousand population, (about one-half the population of South Carolina,) lias tive times as many. Bear with me while I call your attention to more unprejudiced and incontrovertible evidence of the fallacy of prohibition. A committee of fifty of the most prominent citizens of the lTnlted States including such irten as Setli Low. President of the Columbian Univrsity, and Charles W. Elliott, President of Yale University,, anil other men of equal promin once, 1101 luenuneu wim j?>nnv.> ?uc ?i?pointed to investigate the operations of tfio liquor laws in several of the various States, rhey report having found one hundred and ?ighty-two places where liquor was sold in the :ity of Portland, Me., uot including pocket x'rtdiors, houses of ill-fame, express companies, flubs, and certain oyster resturants. That vtitle the investigation was in progress several lew bars were opened. The Portland Kx press n the issue of June 21st, 18U4, contained the ibllowing protest of certain liquor dealers (prohibition town) of that city: "Some liquor dealers complain that their profits are cut (town by the competition of shops allowed to exist in the vicinity of their own' places of business and that the regular collection of protection money may also be made of them. These demands are in some instances said to bo so excessive that the dealers say they swallow up the lion's share of the piotits and sometimes actually make them run more disreputable places than they otherwise would in order to get in money enough to.be able to respond to the.perpetual squcezinjr. In Augusta, Me., the capital of the State, sixty-two places were fqpnd in operation, or one to every 117 inhabitants. Ellsworth, with 2,300 inhabitants contains fourteen bars and four other places (apothecary shops) where liquor is sold. Throughout id? !?n??Iinr u i?nu v HtrnroQ > me enure ouiiaj mic ? .??j U1 M|)WVr comes. The same account states that one dirty, filthy, hell-hole, where the vilest llciuor is sold, is maintained to every two hundred inhabitants or less. The committee reports: "The conclusion must be that it is impossible to state from the statistics adduced just how l'ar they reflect greater or less public inebriety. The general Impression is that drunkenness is as prevalent now as ever before the constitutional amendment went, into cfleet, if not more so. "The toleration of an open defiance of Unlaws and the constitution indicate not merely a widespread lack of sympathy with prohibitory measures, but a carelessness of public sentiment which of Itself is grave. Citizens have become so accustomed to this defiance that little attention is paid to the continuance of violations of the liquor statute or to the contempt for law and order generally which is an inevitable consequence. A local Judge in speaking of conditions under a prohibitory law not enforced has said: "The value of the oath has been reduced fifty percent, in this State. Perjury (for which the I maximum penalty is imprisonment for life) is I so common that it 110 longer attracts attention. 1 And it is not confined only to the liquor cle1 mant thrt nf if. f?ir rpjir.hliif und f?row ins;, i'tuple talk of it openly and without a blush." ".Members of the Supremo judical court have said substantially the same tiling and prosecutions for perjury committed during the trial of liquor cases are not frequent. Closely akin to perjury is the hypocrisy engendered when people are called upon to support a law that tney do not believe in. The support of prohibition at the polls and in party platforms when it. is so ill-enforced can be explained only on the ground that men have become hypocrites. A judge of the supreme court as quoted in public i newspapers, referring to conditions in Cumber; land county, Maine said: "It is a question whether the prohibitory law makes more hypocrites. or more drunkards." It would have perr haps been more just to say: "It is n question whether more men become drunkards or hypoi < rites under the prohibitory law." , This, gentlemen, is but a like report made of ; every other prohibition State by this conuniti tee. j THK KNOCKOUT ARGUMENT OF MAINE DEMOCRATS. Hear nie again, you men, who believe that democracy has a stronger claim upon you than 1 prohibition, and hear (no arraignment of pro" nibition, Co). Hoyt's pet theory, by the de| mocracy of Maine. On July 11, 1000, the 1 Democratic party auopieu me louowing as a part of its platform: "For nearly half a century we have had a statutory law prohibiting the manufacture, sale and use of intoxicating liquors, For neart ly half that time it has been embodied in the I State constitution. Since it was first enacted . scores of amendments, each more stringent r and the penalties more than those preceding it, have been passed. : "For nearly twenty years the alleged enforeeI ment of the prohibitory law has been growing , more and more lax until today in nearly i every city in the State and many of the larger . towns there are regularly established bars and . saloons where liquors are sold in open, flagrant violation of the constitution and statutory | law. Nearly every hotel, many restaurants, hundreds of so-called drug stores and unnumbered and secret saloons and bar-rooms in the cities sell without restriction, save an occasional seizure and line for political purposes. i "For years the prohibitory law has been a political football. Its hypocritical enforcement lias been used to control the liquor vote to increase the income of perjured officials and to swell the corruption fund for campaign purposes. Through its instrumentality the party in power has influenced Juries, corrupted officials sworn to enforce the law; debauched voters, deceived the advocates of temperance, betrayed the cause it professed to support, creating a contempt and a disregard for all laws and has made the good name of the State a byword and reproach wherever it is known." litlirOK MKN IN MAINE, I,IKE I.IQUOR MEN IN:SOPTII CAKOMNA, KAVOK PROHIBITION. i Then you ask the question, if these prohibi. tion States are in such a deplorable condition . why do they not change ? The answer's is cvi, dent. The liquor men are in the saddle and they, like the liquor men of South Carolina, I are perfectly satisfied with prohibition. Think . of the condition of Maine. The prohibitionists cannot change. The liuuor men cannot be disenthralled. Do you desire such a condition i of affairs here? Have you any reason why South Carolina would not be in as deplorable condition as any of these States. If so what is i it? And if none, why change a settled law for a disastrous experiment ? 1 PKOIIIBITIONISTS DO NOT ENKOItCK UQUOIt I.AW. Some of my competitors in their frenzied desire for office have made the unwarranted j charge that I have not enforced the law. Try , iny record la-fore a tribunal over which neither I nor my competitors have any control. The . reports of the Attorney-General's office show [ that for the year 18W, the only year reported to that office during which I was responsible for the enforcement orthat law that :52 more were charged with the violation of the Dispensary law than for the year 1 WIS. Ninety-one more than for 1K1I7; two hundred and thirteen more , t han for ISiCj. The years 1893,1894, are not con; sidered as the enforcement of the law was practically stopped by the courts. My record lias been exceeded by only oneyearand during that year the constables were allowed to seizeall inter-state liquor as well as to arrest any man transporting contraband inter-state liquor which privilege lias since been denied by the court. During the past, six months of my administration one liundred and sixty seven eases have been sent to the circuit court for trial and one hundred and six men have been convicted in the various courts of the State. Does this savor of a non-enforcement of the law? NOT AN INSTANCE ON ltECOItl> WHERE THE PROHIBITIONISTS IIAVE ASSISTED IN ENFORCING ANY J.IQUOlt I.AW. My competitors make reckless charges of the non-eut'oreement of the law. Two of them have taken an oath to support the law and the other two have a moral obligation on their shoulders as eil izens. lfeitlieroftlieni knows of any violations of the law or has any such information is it not his duty to see that the law is enforced or renounce his obligations as an officer or a citizen ? If they can specify as to any violations I ran and will use their testimony in the courts. I'KOIIIHITIONISTh TOO |'|1!K TU TOIVII THK I'NHOLY TlItNfJ, ANl> l-KT 111.INK TIGERS HAVE Til KIR WAV. To simply assort, or charge, without specifying and without proof is unmanly, unfair ami un-American. I have done the uest I could to enforce the law. That is not perfectly enforced,, never lias been, and never will he, is as true of this law as It is of any other law. The Federal government with its unlimited resources cannot stop nioonsllining. Then how can a dehlridden Slate do hetter than we have done? LIQI'OH I.AW IN Cll A RI.KSTON KNKORCKO WITH VKiOR AVI) KltAlll.iwkv-w It has been suggested that the law has not been enforced in the <,ity of Charleston. My friends, you may rest assured that tlie State authorities and officers have done everything within tiieir power to enforcc the law. For the j first six months of this year one* magistrate alone issued six hundred search warrants foi l contraband liquor. Numbers of cases have I been sent up to the upper court charging persons : with violating the law. No opportunity has ever been missed, so far as 1 know, to enforce the law vigorously. Hut what is the result? Just as fast as we send them up the grand jury unceremoniously throws them out. I cannot make juries nor am I the guardian of the conscience of any juror. We can only give the court and juries an opportunity to enforce the law. II t hey decline, or refuse, our labors can go no flirther. Now, in all fairness, can mortal man <1<> more? No fori*)* lhal I ran use, even to the shedding of olood can fori-e a Jury to write to tlnrl a true bill or write a verdict of guilty. TKSTIMONY OK COMI'KTKNT JVITNKSSKS. No men in the State have an opportunity to determine whether the dispensary law hsisbrVn enforced better than (he mayors of t he towns. They are absolutely under no obligations to the executive department. Hear their testimony: The mayor of Newberry says: "There is no j violation of the dispensary law in town and I [ do not think there is any in the county. The dispensary law has been much better enforced during tin- past year than heretofore."' The ina.vor of Spartanbun: says: "There is very little, if any,'violation'of the dispensary law in the town or county. The illicit sale of whiskey I think Is on the decrease. The law has been well enforced during the past year." I The mayor of .Saluda says: "There has been no violation whatever of the dispensary law in the town and only by a temporary pocket blind tiger in the surrounding country among the negroes at picnics, etc. So far as it ut possible to tell, I would say that the dispensary law has been better enforced during the past year than heretofore." The mayor of Kdgcfield says: "The dispensary law is not being violated in tills town or county to my knowledge." The mayor of Abbeville says: "The dispensary law is not being violated to any extent. There are practically 110 illicit sales of whiskey." 'I he mayor of Florence says: "The illicit sale of whiskey is decreasing. The dispensary law has been as well enforced during tne past yearns heretofore." The mayor of t'hestersays: "The dispensary law is not violated in town or county to my knowledge. | think the illicit sale of whiskey is decreasing. The dispensary law has been as well enforced during the past year as heretofore." The mavorof Laurens says: "The illicltsjtlc of whiskey is decreasing considerably in tills oily ami in tin* county. The dispensary, law hits been better enforced during the post year than heretofore." The mayor of Orangeburg says: "There Is no violation of the dispensary law In this city, nor have I heard of any In the county for some time. I Jndyc that the dispensary law is being better enforced than heretofore." The mayor of Hock Hill says: "The illicit sale of whiskey I do not think is increasing. It is sold mostly from pocket blind tigers. I favor the law and woula likoto see it kept 011 the statute books, as I regard it as the best, solution." The mayor of Anderson says: "No Illicit whiskey is sold in the city." The mayor of Winnsboro says: "The dispensary law is not being violated toourotllcial knowledge or information. The illicit sale of whiskey is decreasing. The dispensary law is as well, or iK-tter, enforced than heretofore." LAW KNKOHCKD WITHOUT APOI.OGY TO ANY MAN. I have earnestly endeavored to enforce the law without bloodshed, hut this law, as all other laws, must be enforced without apology to any man. WHY II I.I NT) TIGERS JOIN PROHIBITIONISTS? WHY I'ltOH I BIT! ON IST.S JOIN THE TIGEHS IS NOT STATED. Now, my friends, I ask in ail candor in view of the conditions that exist in prohibition States, and the record in the enforcement ol the law in South Carolina, is there any reason to question or doubt the motives o( the blind tigers in Joining forces with the prohibitionists, r or wnose ucuejii> is sui;n uu ?iuuu?i i ?? ?. past experience speak for the present. If pro iifbition should win its continuance would have to depend, as in other States; upon its old ally, the tiger. > Wll.r. A FRIEND OK THE UW, OR ITS BITTKRKST KNEMY, ENFORCE IT BEST. Again, the most enthusiastic prohibitionist does not hope for a prohibition legislature That means a continuance of the dispensary Now, my friends, who is the more likely to en force tiie law, a man who honestly believes In the law; or a man like Col. Hoyt, in whose nos^ tills the very name of the dispensary law ij> u stench? ? ' M'.SWEENEY ON HIS OWN MERITS?AND NO! ON THE DEMERITS OF OTHERS. Now, my fellow-citizens, in conclusion ] thank the people of the State for the suppori uiven to my administration and am grutiflec for the harmonious work of all the members o: the admlnistnition. I have endeavored to fill fll'the duties of the office of Governor with th< same fidelity and upon the same business priu clples that has always characterized my ofrlcfa and private life whether,as a member of flu General Assembly, as Lieutenant-Governor, 01 in Mie democratic councils, lam running ot my record, merit and fitness for office and nol upon the demerits of any other man. I am running as an individual democrat, unfettered by the nomination or suggestion of anyfactior andjbound by no platform except thatof democ T Yivmlrl rnthpr mv tmuriiARhnnld nl^JLVf to the roof of my mouth thnn to dip into the cesspools of slander and vituperation. Neithei my State nor any of her honored citizens, such as my opponent#, shall be slandered by me foi self-nggrandlzeinent, and rather than go inU office by mud-slinging and bitter vituperation 1 will go to my grave unhonored. DENTAL NOTICE. Dr. S. G. Thomson, OFFICE QP-STAIRS ON McILWAIN Corner, Abbeville. 8. C. The State of South Carolina, COUNTY OF ABBEVILLE. ^ PROBATE COURT. In the Matter of the Estate of Jane A. Frazler, Deceased. . /Petition for Settlement and Discharge. AM. HEID as Executor for said Estate having applied for settlement and discharge. It is ordered. That Wednesday, the loth day of August next be fixed for granting the relief prayed for. It. E Hill, July 14,1900. Judge Probate. IMirrl (!nlipnp nullum uunuyu, Jas. H. Carlisle, LL, D,, Presid't, Eight departments under eleht professors, Two courses leading to A. B. and A. M. degrees. Library, Gymnasium, Athletic Grounds, Lecture Ciurse. Terms as reasonable as at any flrstclass college. Session begins September 2Stb. The expenses at Wofford Fitting School Have been reduced from Sl-14 Vo $107 for the year. For Catalogue address J. A. Game well, SPARTANBURG, S. C. -*.T jNew uoa 1AM NOW READY TO QUOTE Coal. Now is the time to buy if y "Jellico," the very best soft coal aud " Special Price OA' LAK You will save money by giving y AMOS B OUR LINE OF DRUGS', I nrni I pt A 1 UlbC I t Is complete and low as the lowes The Speed i I dental notice. ? S. 1'. Killingsworth, No. 4 seal Blook, Abbeville, 8. C. I)R. J. A. DICKSON, SURGEON DENTIST. HOLD KILLINGS; CROWN AND BRIDGE WORK A SPECIALTY. A OOOD PLATK $R.OO aMaLGAM KILLINOM75c and. 1.00 OKKICE OVER BARKSDaLE'S STORE. WOOD WORK! CABINET WORK I New Shop -New Material?Faithful and Efficient Service. MR. JAMES TAGGART having finished his new shop, which is located on bin home lot, Main Street, 1b now "at home" to h 11 callers who may need wood work on their vehicles. He has had long experience, and everybody admits his skill In workmanship, and bis fidelity In the performance of his contracts. He Is a fine worker in wood, and can do all sorts of cabinet work. He is anxious lo do any work In bis line, and be will be glad to sect you, and talk to you about whatever may be needed. tf. MANAGERS OF ELECTION. The Primary Election to be Held An* trust 28th, 1900. Abbeville No. 1-^H. T. Wardlaw, G. D. Gray don, R. L. Mabry. Abbeville No. 2?Thomas McCord, G. Henry Moore, Cbarue Alien. AntrevUle?R. 0. MoAdams, A. M. Erwln Samuel Knox. Bradley's MHIr? W. P. Wldeman, James Look. Joseph Young. Cedar Springs?John Brown, Jr., Charlie Wilson. John Link. Donalds?C. B. Martin, W. B. Drake, J. H. ShHWi * ' Due' West?P. R. Henry, Boyce Ellis, R C. Brown lee Sr. Hampton?John L. McLaln, Hugh Bowen Thomas H. Taylor. Keowee?James L. Beany on,' L. A. Morris, John W. MoMaban Lebanon?Samuel Evans, W. H. McAlUter, Thos. McNeill. , j Level Land?W. A. Callaham, J. A. Black, w. w. wiison. hse; LoDg C?ne?D. P. Haunab, Laden Ellis, T J. Robinson. ' W&S -t' Lowndesvllle No. 1?S. S. Bole#,.IT R. Hor ton, E. W. Harper. Lowndpsvllle No. 2?J. T. BatklD, Vfm s Wright, Plnck Grant. Magnolia?B. 0. Bell, W. R. Boyd, Norwood t Calhoun. i liApnwml/ilr T TP IMmnnHa V T. P fltnr I yitv-ui uiiva v* a u?wuvio) jji key, J. L. Reynolds. Mean's Chapel?B. F. Price, L. C. Nichols, S H. Cochran. Mountain View ?James Schroeder, Mack Winn. Lamar CUnksoales. Mt. Carmel?J. F. Sutherland, J. H. Ramey G. L. Blackwell. Rock Springs?C. B. Kay, G. A. Blgby, 8. J Burls. > Wllllngton?R. F. Morris, J. E. McCracken B.G.Reese. ' , l Abbeville Cotton Mills?M-. N. PaUftrsoq Obie Cann, Jumes Martin. All vacancies to be filled by the reepectlvi Board of Managers. The committee on aasenuent reported ai [ follows: V t Candidates for Congress.....'.:.., fi5 CO' I Candidates for Solid tor. 800 r House of Representatives 8 00 Supervisor 8 00 ? sheriff. 3 00 1 Clerk of Court. 3 00 . 1 Auditor 3-0<i ? Treasurer 3<0 r .Superintendent of Education 2 Oo i Coroner 50 t Magistrate ?. 1 00 1 John A. Robinson, F. B. Gary, Secretary. Chairman. tolllil LUUIIU1 J ! 1 vl 11 We Want You Work 'v And Are Turning Out Much Prettier Work Now Than We Did at First. Watch Us and We will Come* i | All work not satisfactory send it back and no charge will be made for fixing it right. Very respectfully, i 7 ^ nmmnnr J 11 vi 11U lllllv IU? I 1 Dealer. PRICES AND TAKE ORDERS FOR ou want to save money. I handle the Red Ash" egg hard coal. GB QUANTITIES. 'our orders at once. All coal delivered. . MORSE ? flEDICINES, ARTICLES the prices are as t. , Drug Co. . i i ... Formalc .... lfp Catarrh and GUAHAl ' NO CUKE, NO PAY. Phone 107. I MILFORD "THE BE R C^ BERN, \ v. ' j ju | e ? ^ 'Less ? :'' *=^=i ,. gs w . pQ w^ g '*?3 5' r 5 | g ?^ < ' 'e=s^ ill ? ? ?V xi < M**"M Hfl, "" 5 O ??? MM , o giSiES ? " > If You Want PICKLES Always Insist on Having Heinz's Keystone Brand, Because They are the Best. READ OUR LIST AND PRICES. Heinz's Sweet Mixed ?...? 25c. tiuarL Heinz's Chow Cbow.. ... 20c., " HelDz's Spiced Cucumbers 10c. Dozen. Heinz's Tomato Ketchup.. 25c. Bottle. Heinz's India Reltxb 80c. " Heinz's Evaporated Home Redlsh..20c. Heinz's Pepper Sauce ; 20c. " Heinz's Salad Dressing 20c. " Heinz's Little Giant Mixed 10c. " Heinz's Little Chow Cbow 10c. " Heinz's Little Giant Celery Sauce.JOc. " ^elnz's Prepared Mustard 10c. " Heinz's Baked Beans with Tomato Sauce?:t - pound can 20c,; 2 pound can 15c.; 1 pound oan 10c. Always keep us in mind when you are in need of anything in the Staple and Fancy Grocery line. Our Stock is complete. Orders will receive prompt attention. Yours to please, : L U ?, 1,11111, No.:!. Hotel lflock ami Factory Hill. Phone6 7.r> and SS. iii lii H. D. REESE, SURGEON. , THE place to carry your SICK WATCHES I and BROKEN CLOCKS, where they will be looked after aud attended to at all hours of the day with skill and experience. No turning you away or sending Patleuts off to have ! them treated elsewhere, but I will put them! going at prices to suit the times. Mim Presents, Clocks, j and JEWELRY:; Prices Down. H. D. REESE, THE PEOPLE'S JEWELER. 11!) Nil)' T J-HE ABBEVILLE COTTON MILL WILL contract for a Quantity of Split Four-Foot Pine Wood, i If early application Is made at the office Make your contracts at once. If you delay you may not be able to sell your wood. Apply to J. S. HARRIS, , Jan. 2,1!(00. tf MILL OFFICE. ' Drink one of our drleoious ice cream noUrh, when warm. Hpeed I>rii|! Co. ? "Nunallv'k" Candy IrtiMh every week at. J MlUorU's Drug Store. lJhoue luT. | lehyde... It .... Hey Fever. \TBBL>. j PRICE 50 CTS. 'S DRUG STORE. lowni&" Is the Cheapest Camera Made|;.. We sell this wonderful Jittle instrument, 'ready^/or including a six exposure ivffii i t'i ii JJAS rcoved^rmd occajge? tb^ponn up Wagons, Bnggies,.Cal^KAnd CHEAP BUGGIES ' Agm i Fron $80 up. Owensboro* Wagon*. WbHe Hickory Wagons. We also nayeafall line of v4 v'1 . ''~fi Harness, Laprobes, Ete. j t .1 :?'$ i Give ue a call before huylng. J. L. HILL <6 CO., No. 3 Rosenberg Bill. ' , Ml Eftf DAVIDSON, N. C. . t Slxty-fcurth year begins September Oth. CLASSICAL, MATHEMATICAL, LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC. BIBLICAL, COMMERCIAL. Courses offered for A. B., B. S. and A. M. . Terms moderate. Location healthful. Laboratories complete. Teaching thorough. , Gymnasium equipped. f^end for a Catalogue. J. B. SHEARER, 1 X iCDlUUUVi June IP,, 1900. tf Abbe ville-Green wo od MUTUAL MOIilCE | ASSOCIATION. $ 550,000. WRITK TO OR CALL on the:underslgnea or to the Director of your Township for SDy information you may deiire about onr plan of Insuranoe. We Insure your property against destruc tlon by FOE, WINDHOEK OS LISHISIHD, and do ao oheaper than any Insurance Com pany in existence. Remember we are prepared to prove to yon that ours is the safest and cheapeet plan of Insurance known. J. R. BLAKE, Jr., Agent, Abbeville, S. C. J. FULLER LYON, Pres. Abbeville, S. C. BOARD DIRECTORS. W. E. Leslie Abbeville Township i H. M. Benjamin Greenwood " J. Add. Ciiihouu Ninety-aix " W. B. Acker Donalds " M. B. ClinkHcales ?..Due West Dr. J. A. Anderson.Diamond Hill " H. A. Tennent Lowndcsville # " I r> rnl.mi.in / J.W.Lyon Troy J. It. Tarrant Calhoun MHIh " T. L. Haddou Long Caue " Joseph Lake l'ho'iilx " J. H. Chiles, Jr Bradley " I\ B. Calllson ('alllsou It. W. Towusend Klnards A. K. Watson Cedar Hpring ' A. O. Grant Magnolia " JI.O. Harvey Walnut Grove " W. A. Nlckies Hodges " J.W.Scott Verdcry J.T. Mabry Cokesbury " S. F. Cromer Hmlthvllie " W, N. McKlnney Bordeaux " P. B. Calllson and Joseph Lake, Veldeli rownshlp. P. B. Calllson. J. Add. Calhoun and Joseph Lake, Klrkseys Township. J. Add. Calhoun, Joseph Lake and K. W. L'owuseud, Fellowship Township. J. Add. Calhoun, Joseph Lake and It. W. I I'ownsend, Brooks Township. ? | c J. W. Lyon and A. K. Watson, Indian Mill I'ownship. Abbeville, S, C., Jan, IT, IWKi. I % C. C. GAMBEELL, M. D., Physician and Snrgeon, . ABBEVILLE, S. C. VF Office In the National Bank. May 25,189s. tf VM. H. PARKER. WM, P. GREENE PARKER & GREENE, attorneys a&d Counsellors a.tL&w. , Office on LAW RANGE. N ' ABBEVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA. Hay 4, 1898. tf J. C. Summey, Blacksmith j f\FFER HIS SERVICES to all wbo may " desire any kind of good work in iron. Shoes furnished for horses shod all round for 65 cents. When the shoes are furnished his charges Is 40 cents. Shops across the street. In front of Walllngford & Russell's Livery Stables. 1801?1900. SOOTH CAROLINA COLLEGE, COLUMBIA, S. G\. * vg A. B.. B. S.. A. M., LL.B., L. 1. Courses \ J| Spring Courses free for TeticherK. Fourteen Professors; :;8 000 volumes in library; excellent laboratories, class-rooms,gymnasium, Inflrmary, athletic grounds. Tuition 840, other fees 818. a session ; tuition remitted to needy students. Expenses $135 to 8175 a session. Certified Pupils from forly-tlve Accredited Schools enter its Freshman Class without examination. Entrat ce and Normal Scholarship Examination held At every county-seat, Friday July 20,1900, by Cfttioly Superintendents. Next sessions omoa Sept. 2t), 19U0. For catalogue, address 1 , i am prepared at all times to fnrnttbesmy customers FRESH BEEF, PORK, SAUSAGE, And Fresh Loaf .Bread Hfc 00 ?nd Saturday. H lghe? t Bnlntorleg*aId (or Beeves and Hogs and Ip-H-' MAXWELL. inCE OF MSTRATION- ' STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, , .Abbeville opunty. .OF .SUPERVISORS OF REGIS .ijjy^TION, ABBEVILLE COUNTY. |?F ^ .^Abbeville, 8. C., March 6.1S99. ?rS?i j?i it .Piuiiue lauvxeujr glVCU maun <hwidanoe with an Act of the General Assembly, and in conformity with the requirements of the State Constitution? the books for the registration of all legally qualified voters, aqd for the issulDg of transfers, ect., will be Open at the office Of Supervisors ofRegistration in tbe.Court House, between the hour 9 o'clock a. m., and 3 o'clock p. . m , on tbe first Monday of each month, and kept open for three successive days in each mouth until thirty days before the next geueral , election. The Board of Registration is the judge of tbe qualifications of all applicants for registration every male citizen of this State aud of the United State, twenty-one years of age, who is not an idiot i3 not insane, is not a pauper supported at the public exDense. and is not confined in any pub lie prison, and who has not been convicted of burglary, arson, obtaining goods or money under false'pretenses perjury, fcrgery, robbery, bribery, adultery wife beatine, housebreaking, receiving Btoleu goods, breach of trust with fraudulent intent, fornication, sodomy, incest, assault with inleut 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 charge of organized churches and teachers of public schools, and these , after six months residence in the State,) a resident in the County for six months, and in polling preclncy four months, and who can read any Sectiou in the Constitution of 1895, or can understand and explain any section of said Constitution when read to him by the registration officer or officers shall be entitled to registration and hpcortie an elector unon annlination fnr such registration. If any person has been convicted of auy of the crime* 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 ' before the election, and is otherwise qualified to register, makes application under oath showing he id qualified to register, the Boards shall register such applicant before the closing of the books. Any person whose qualifications as an elector will be completed after the closing of tbe Registration Books but before the next election shall have the rjgllL IU ojjpij ivi ouu ocuuic ix itrgintratiou certificate at any time within sixty days immediately prtceding the closing of the Registration Boobs, upon an application under oath to the facts entitling him to such registration. > , The registration of voters must be by polling precincts. There must be a Book of Registration for each polling precinct, that is for eacn township, or parish, or city, or town of less than five thousand inhabitants, or ward of cities of more than five thousand inhabitants. Each elector must vote in the polling precinct in which he resides. If there is more than one voting place in the polliug precinct, the elector may vote at any voting ptace designated on the registration certificate. The Boards must designate in the registration certificate the voting place in the polling precinct at which the elector is to vote. If there is more than one voting place in the polling precincts, the Boards shall designate on the certificate the voting place selected by the elector. S. S. BOLES, W. A. LANIER. G. H. MOORE. Board of Supervisors of Registration "PAT CLAYBUKM." J. S. Stark's Stables Price, $15 a Season, Mnrcii 2i, iyoo. tr.