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) The Press and Banner.
m ' BY HUGH WILSON.
ABBEVILLE, S. C.
4tf"Pabilshed every Wednesday ai ? a
year la advance.
Wednesday, July 17, 1901.
A Thriving; HuNin?NN.
Many of the readers of the Presbyterian art
hearty supporters ol the South Carolina Diepessary,
this Is particularly true of those livlng
outside ol the State. They bear about the
i Institution and think It must be a good thing
It may Interest all such to know tbat It Is Id
a most flourishing condition. As a liquor
selling affair it. is a great success. It Is going
right along in its drunkard-making business,
If Its design was to sell whiskey It must bt
more than meeting the expectation of iU
friends. Its business is increasing. The
legislative committee have just examined It
for the laRt quarter and they seem greatly
pleased. Not tbat it has decreased intemperance.
Not that there is less and less de*
mand for whiskey. O, no. they are pleased
because It Is flourishing. They, say, "This Institution
Is still in a most thriving eondltion.
> Every department is in thorough working
order. Your committee with the closest
scrutiny can discern nothing but the
highest excellence." The thing which has so
pleased the committee is the fact tbat the
Dispensary sold over twenty-four thousand
dollars worth of liquor more than for the
same quarter last year. The receipts for the
- ? ? ? pj aCA oO A v\A tho manotforc
quarter were nui> ?.?
are evidently expecting a good trade tbie
present quarter. At any rate they are pre
pared for It as the stock of liquor on hands to
Columbia, and In the several countlef
amounts to 3518,779.35.?Associate Reformed
It 1b also true that temperance advocates in
every town of the State of South Carolina
heartily support the dispensary law. The
editor of the Press and Banner is proud to be
one of Its heartiest supporters. He has been
a temperance man, or a total abstainer all ol
a life of more than sixty years.
Ke has lived under all sorts of liquor laws,
namely: License, Prohibition, and Di3pensary.
He has lived, tolled and Blept, on the public
square at Abbeville for forty years. He
yields to no man In zeal for temperance, aDd
be yields to no man In having opportunity
for greater observation lp the workings ol
the different liquor laws.
Our reasons, In part, for pupportlng that law
may be lnoluded in the following statements:
1. Under prohibition we had free liquor,
and drunkenness was obtrusively offensive,
On Saturdays and other pnbllo days, ladles
avoided the publio square as much as possible.
Now, cases of drunkenness are rare.
2. When the Courts had interfered with
the dliDensarv and stopped Its working, the
town was threatened, by negroes and others,
with free liquor shops. To avert the calamH
lty, the town council Issued no licenses, but
g; granted Immunity from prosecution, on the
payment of money. Liquor shops were
opened in these instances under the granted
8. Before the enactment of the dispensary
there were In the State^999 lioensed barrooms,
using 999 storerooms, and giving, employ?
^ merit, it is estimated, to 6,000 men. An
amount of capital to pay rents, to hire clerks,
to buy liquor, to pay for furniture, pictures,
$ >- mirrors, etc., far In excess of the amount required
by the dispensary was necessary to run
4.' In the State the dispensary rents perj\V.
. haps a hundred store roqms, and employs, including
the central office, about five hundred
5. In adopting the dispensary 4.500 men
were turned from the destructive side of the
rV.. material economy of the State, to the productive
6. The capital that was invested .'n bar,
rooms is now in better business. The investment
in the dispensary liquor is profits that
formerly went to the bar keepers.
7. Under the dispensary system we have
absolute prohibition from sunset until sunriBe
|P>\. " every nljht in the year, and every Sunday.
8. Under the barroom system, the liquor
j shops were not closed until a late hour at
^ - 1 * ' Ka/klr trrarfi nnt O 1TX70tTO 1 (
I 11 igU Of QUU luo UOVO. viwto nvjv uv?
ever, shut on Sundays. The dispensary at
Abbeville, aa far as we are Informed, has
never been entered on Sunday, since its
establishment eight years ago.
9. Under the dispensary system, the average
arrests for drunkenness Is about one1,.
eighth of the number ol atresia under the
10. The habit of treating has been entirely
broken np. Treating laid the foundation for
11. Under the dispensary syatem, the
allurements and the temptations of the bar,
; . and the acreeD, which the darkness offered,
has been done away with.
12. No man can buy liquor from the dlBpenaary
without the cash. This of itself 1b a
13. No man can pledge his wife's Jewelryi
his children's shoes, or his week's wages at
14. No man Is allowed to drink at the dispensary,
and crowds are not permitted to oongregate
thereto corrupt the youth or others
by drink or immoral speech.
15. One thing about the change in the sys
lem 01 aeanng wun liquor lies in me iaci
that a man may feel safe In buying what be
pays for. It has never been charged that
"doctored" liquor has been sold by the dlBpensary.
Sick people are not poisoned by It.
16. The houses in Abbeville nblch once
' ^ drew the rougher element Is now occupied
V' by an good stores as any, and that part of
town has been changed for the better.
17. Perhaps every man In tLis city would
testify to the improved condition under the
18. As a rale gentlemen will not drink, if
they have to go to .the corner of
a fenoe, to gulp down the hot stuff from the
neck of a bottle. This fact restrains mat. y
! . These are some of the reasons which imptl
some of the bUst and the truest men in the
State to support the dispensary. But. it is
not claimed that tbe dispensary bas reached
S * the acme of perfection. The law has been
fought by the liquor element with a determination
which bas never been equalled, and
somtgoodand well meaning men, like tbe
editor of Presbyterian, for instance, have opposed
It with great force and with a conscientiousness
that has never been doubted.
Bat tbe liquor men and the temperance men
have opposed it from different standpoints.
Believing tbat tbe editor of tbe Presbyterian
Is as sincere in his convictions as we are,
and as both of ub are working for tbe
game end, we would be glad if tbe editor ol
the Presbyterian would Join other temper*
anoe people In an effort to reduce the hours
which the dispensary may be open, and to
assist in having such Influence to bear as will
increase tbe price of liquor to tbe highest possible
If we could reduce the hours during which
liquor could be sold, and If the price could be
raised, great good would result.
We contend that a reduction of the boure
and an Increase of price Is a practical plan for
helping the dispensary law on to perfection,
Tbe less liquor a man gets for bis quarter, the
better it is for him, when he buys it to use ac
\ a leverage or in tox lean t.
Tbe testimony of the dispenser in Abbe
vllle is to ibe effect that about tbe same
amount of money 1b spent for drink. Tbe
eflect ot raising or lowering the price affected
more the amount of liquor sold than the
amount of money received.
Next year, when the election for Governoi
takes place in this Slate, we hope that oui
good brother will join us in supporting a can
dldate who favors fewer hours and hlghei
The increased sales, of which tbe committee
spoke, were not intended to show, and doef
not show, that more iiquor is being drank
but that tbe trfede ol the illicit dealers baf
been withdrawn from these dealers and if
given to the lawful establishment. Tbe dispensary
Is better enforced now than formerly
as is shown by tbe figures, which the Presbyterian
Strikers and Corporations.
Never in the history of the country ban
there been as many strikes as have occurred
within the last two months. A greater number
of men quit their work than ever before
at any one time.
In a few Instances the strikers may have
gained something, but in the majority of
CafceB luai cave icruiiunicu iuc buikcib uuvc
There are nmuy who nre yet holding out,
and Ntlll refuse to work, except on the conditions
demanded, namely, higher pay or
, Without discussing the merit or demerit
between employer and em ployee, there Is one
| good thing about It.
\ Strikes always attest the prosperlly of the
' When there is little to do, and many to do
1 It, there are no strikes. Every man holda to
' his job as long as he can.
| When there Is rush ot work, then Is the op,
portunity foY demanding higher pay, fewer
hours, or other deBlrable concessions!
But whether strikes are successful or not,
I severe losses are sustained by both partleB,
auu 1u buuio inhiuuces guuu iucu eunci vviy
i When men throw up their situations, which
1 are gladly taken by others, a hardship is in>
fllcted ; and good men have suffered more
I from the societies or organizations to which
[ they belong than they have ever suffered at
t the hands of the corporations whloh have
> paid them higher wages than they can get
I From our view point, corporations are the
1 best friends of mechanics or others who toil
for a living. They pay higher wages than any
individual could pay. corporations pay the
' highest wages"that are paid in this city.
Very few men in this city receive from private
industries over $50 a month. A great
, number of men at the railroad shop, at the
cotton mill, at the oil mill, and at the banks
receive salaries ranging from 8500 to $3,000 a
Much of the cry against corporations, njid
possibly some of it against trusts, is unjust
| and in the prejudice that exists against them
the fact Is forgotten that there Is in this conntry
enough money to duplicate every Indus
, trial enterprise aDd every mile of railroad
track in the land. When these enterprises
attempt great Imposition, pabllo splr,
Ited citizens will build new industries and
The Bible Society.
Seventy-Eighth Annual Meeting of tbe Abbeville
District Bible Society Is advertised lor
i Wednesday, July 80, which will take place at
i 11 o'olock in the Methodist church in this
It has been suggested to us that it would be
1 well for our people to make effort to Imve
1 this a moBt Interesting meeting, and that, In
aid of tbe laudable purpose, ;our mercantile
houses might suspend business for an hour
and close their doors during the meeting.
Tbe suggestion we think Is a good one, s nd
we doubt not that our people will be a unit
on this occasion.
As it is evident that interest in these meetings
have waned' in the last few years, it
would seem that something should be done to
make the meetings more Interesting.
TbiB newspaper Is not certain what coarse
is best tojjursue to bring tbe best results, but
It occurs to us mat me occasion jb vuivujr ?
business meeting, and except/incidentally, In
ot an assembly for religious services. The
object of the society 1b to raise money for the
printing of the Holy Scriptures, and for the
distribution of tbe same.
If therefore, less time was taken up In devotional
exercise, a greater number of business
men and others would attend a business
meeting of theBoclety which Is always Interesting.
A suggestion : While the statement of the
General Agent of tho American Bible Society
Ib Intensely Interesting, yet as a rule, tired
people get very little good from hearing statistics
read. If that officer of tbe Society
will furnish the copy of the statistics, together
with other facts of Interest, which he
might wish to make public, this newspaper
will, without cost to the Soolety, print tbe
same, and putcopieR on tbe pews, so that every
person present may have the matter In
print, and which he can carry home with
bim, read at his leisure, and keep for future
If tbe agent's report was printed, and laid
on the pews, people would have the report In
more permanent form.
Let not the offloers of the Society propose a
compromise by excusing attendants upon tbe
meeting immediately after the religious services.
The business connected with the Society
is the raising of money for the printing
and distributing the Bible to the destitute
in this and other lands, and is therefore the
most Interesting as well as the most important
part of the meeting.
Let the people for one day in the year forget
their own needs and assume that they
have the gospel In abundance, and out of the
abundance of their supply, are willing to
spare a little for the heathen abroad and
sometlng and give to the destitute at home.
The State Constables have been attendlfig
to the blind tigers in Charleston In a business-like
manner. They at last demonstrated
that it was perfeotly easy to break up the
places which have so long defied the law.
Although many of the higher or greater
places for the Illicit sale of llqnor were raided,
we have Been no published accounts of the
calling out or tbe mmua or tbe holding or indignation
meetings by tbe citizens of the
good old town.
At this distanoe it seemed that there is no
more difficulty In breaking up a blind tiger In
Charleston than there would be In disturbing
tbe animal If he were in Abbeville.
It is all talk when anybody says that tbe
tigers cannot be molested in Charleston.
But suppose tbere is difficulty in making
the Illicit liquor dealers comply with tbe requirements
of the law, the effort to teach
them a lesson should be made.
All honor to everybody who may be behind
the constables in the discharge of their duty.
If it is the Governor, then honor'to him. If
it is State Board of Control, then honor to
Since the recent publications by the News
, and Courier and other papers it Is useless to
i repeat the old story that the law oannot be
[ enforced anywhere. It can be enforced, 11
the officers do their duty. If the officers rei
fuse to do their duty, then the people ought
i to know it.
The News and Courier would like to know
bow much whiskey the blind tigers buy from
,tbe dispensaries. The sin Is not In buying
liquor from tbe dispensary, but in unlawfully
retailing, or selling the same.
THE BIBLE SOCIETY,.
MeeU Wednesday, July 30, In (he
Tbe 78tb annual meeting of tbe Abbeville
District Bible Society will convene (D. V.) In
the Methodist cburob at 11 o'clock, on the
morning of Wednesday tbe 81st day of July,
Tbe public are respectfully invited to attend.
A collection for tbe benefit of the
cause of Bible distribution will be taken,
Anything you can give, however small, will
be devoted to a good cause.
Rev, D. O. Phillips will preach the sermon
and J. Fraser Lyon, Esq., will deliver the address.
The Board of Directors will meet Rt 10
. a. ra. F. Y. Pressly, President.
i u. w. rciriu, .^secretary.
, One dollar Invested In tbe old reliable
American fruit preserving powder and liquid
wll' save you 25C IbB. of Irult tor winter use,,
for sale by Tbe Speed Drug Co.
,4 T" . .".i -i
C?ont nuil High Feet.
Tbe typical Southerners seldom have gou
in their lower extremities Is explained thu
by Victor Smith in the New York Press. The
moment one sits down he Iooks about Tor
some object upon which to elevate his feet.,
usually resting them on a chair or window
sill, If Indoors, or the balustrade If on the
porch or piazza. Now tbe location of gout
being simply a question of specific gavlty. It
. ? ? foot hwpflnHP of his ha
does UUl ut^urnu iv iuv tuw
bitual elevation. It it should get there it,
wonld be obliged to climb. Englishmen keep 1
their leet plastered right down on the ground
or tloor at all times, hh If afraid Of letting
something get away from them. They have
gout In their feet iu consequence.?Spartanburg
It is perfectly natural for a man to put bis
teet on the table, on a chair, or on a window
sill, or other elevation. We do not know
about gout, but there is a physical reason for
the raising of the feet. It is a relief to heart
action. When a man's feet are on the floor
greater energy is required to lift the blood
than Is required to cause circulation when
the feet are raised, or when the body is prostrate.
Nothing is more natural than the
raising of the feet, and we are unable to see
why an Englishman is exempt from the
operation of the natural law of gravitation.
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WELCOME WARKENT0N, ,
LUt or Good ThinK? and Good People,
lu and About the City.
Warrenton, S. C., July 15,1901.
Since our last writing Providence has sent
anoiher blessing on onr good farmers In the 1
form of a good rain. Just at this time nothing
could bring the happy smile to the faithful
farmer sooner than rain. Crops are growing.
grans Is about killed, the last round has
started, so now comes the time for trull, wa
termelons, picnics and other pleasures that
we country people fall heir to.
Two of our brleht young elrls. Miss Marie
Cheatham, and Miss Nina Wilt-on, spent several
days last week with their aunt, Mlis
Maggie Broods of Abbeville.
Miss Nannie Gi'ilam of Sharon visited
Misses Janle and Nora McNIell of Ellington
and returned home last Friday; Miss Nannie
is a very attractive young lady and adds
much to the social circle when visiting among
Miss Janle, the charming daughter of One
of Abbeville County's best larraers, Mr. Wrn.
McNIell, is visiting friends and relatives In
Mrs. B. M. Cheatham who was quite sick
last week is able to be up again and left Saturday,
accompanied by ber three little children,
for Greenville wbere she will visit, ber
mother. She hopes to regain ber strength before
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Wilson and children
were the guests of Mr. .and Mrs. P. A. Cheatham
the latter part oftne past week.
A number of the young people attended the
plcnio at the Parker place laBt Saturday and
reported a pleasant day. All went down In a
four-borse wagon which Itself was a picnic.
The party was composed of the following:
Mrs.F. W Wilson, Mrs. Jim Ferguson, Miss
Mattle and Miss Lela Porter, Miss Llla Wilson,
Miss Annie Ferguson, and Messrs Wade.
Paul aud Henry Wilson, Jim Ferguson, Herbert
Brooks, Henry sad J. E. Cheatham.
Master Sidney Brooks, a bright young
man of Thornwell Orphanage Is vislUng his
grand mother. Mrs. Thomas and bis brothers
H. T. and Willie Brooks.
Quite a numberof our young people expect
to attend the plcnio at Calhoun's Mills on the
second Saturday In August.
The public should not forget the annual
plonio at Warrenton on Friday, July 26th.
All are cordially Invited.
Miss Maggie Brooks and Mrs. Hlllbonse of
Abbeville visited the hospitable home of
Mrs. P. A. Cbeatbam last Thursday.
There are some things this community
needs, and the most important of all is a telephone
line. Why not have this convenience
when it can be had so cheap* "Clio."
DUE WEST ITEMS,
CbicltHftaw'M Babbling Brook?PerHonal
Paragraphs? Dealb of a Good
Due WeBt, July 16,1901.
Prof. McCain and wife have returned to
Due West after an absence of several weeks. '
Mr. J. H. McDIll of Abbeville was In Due
West one day last week. He Is affable and 1
interesting under all circumstances and no
young man wbo has gone out from Due West ,
has left more friends to greet him when hfc
Mrs. Gilbert Tennent of AngURta, after nurs- '
Ing ber mother, Mrs. W. A. Lindsay, for a
1 month returned bome last Thursday.
Mr. A. L. Kennedy and Miss Lavlnla Ken- 1
nedy are home from the Buffalo Exposition. 1
They had a delightful trip and nothing was 1
left undone that could contribute to their enjoyment
while on the trip.
MIbs Martha Watklns, teacher of art in the 1
Female College left for Ashvllle last Wednes- 1
day. She will return to Due West in time for 1
the opening of school In the fall.
Prof. P. L. Grler left home last Wednesday 1
on his canvass for students forErskln College. 1
Prof. Caldwell will start on a similar mission J
in a few days.
Rev. Joseph L. PreRsly has gone to Kentuckey
to supply some vacancies through the .
Mr. M. B. Clinkscales and Mr. R. C. Brownlee
are thinking of going to Tate Springs, ,
Tenn., for the benefit of their health.
Miss Elizabeth Tolbert visited relatives here ,
Mrs. J. D. Brownlee will spend a week or ,
ten days with Mr. anl Mrs. Samuel Johnson |
at Woodruff's. She went over on Monday. J
Mr. David McAdams of Anderson Is visiting
his father's famllv two miles north of
Due West. He is a popular and successful
young business man of Anderson, married ,
Miss Lizzie Harper and Miss Gnssie Harper |
of the Thorn wel I Orphanage at Clinton are on
a months visit to their mother. r
Miss Pearl Dean of Dean's is visiting Miss j
Mrs. J. W. Wideman and Miss Fannie Wide- ,
man visited the family of Capt. John Dyon at
Abbeville last week.
Miss Jennie Sondley is visiting her sister,
Mrs. J. C. Haddon. 1
Prof. E. L. Reid has returned from North (
Carolina where be spent two weeks at the old ]
home. He reports very heavy rains in and
Miss Lois Crawford Ir enjoying her vacation J
after a years study at Winthrop College.
Miss Docla Brock will spend the summer ,
with friends on the island of Porto Rico j
She has made many friends there during ,
the past year whose Hospitality is unoouneea
and whose friendship she appreciates. A good ,
position for next year is already assured
Mies Aurella Anderson will spend part of ,
her vacation at Harris Lltbla Springs.
Mr. J. R. Ellis has gone to Wbitmlres on a .
There are In Due West several graduates of
Ersklne College who wish to teach school
DEATH OF R. C. BROWNLEE?A WONDKRF0LLY 1
Mr. Robert Chester Brownlee died at his 1
home three miles east of Due West last Hat- i
urday morning at 0.45 o'clock. He was a son i
of tbe late Robert Brownlee who lived two
miles above Donalds and who was for many
years a ruling elder in Greenville Presbyterian
Mr. Brownlee had been in declining health
for several months. Early In the year he had I
a protracted and severe case of grip from tbe
effects of which he never recovered. Later .
his heart became involved and adropsledcon- ,
ditlon followed. Hegradually grew worse until
tbe end came. Sabbath morning at eleven
o'clock bis body was laid to rest In tbe cemetary
at Greenville Churcb, tbe funeral services
being conducted by bis pastor Rev. Mr. i
Wylie, assisted by Rev. W. E. Todd. His I
work is done and be has gone to bis reward, f
Within tbe past week he bad been in town 1
very few times. After commencment he
came In and spent a few days at tbe home of
his brother Mr. J. D. Brownlee which be
seemed to enjoy.
It was our privlllge to visit him al his ]
home several times during his illness and of j
1HIV wo utiLLie tx w u.j ICC11U5 Luab uio uoj o noio j
Circumstances make hi* death a peculiarly
sad one. Within the past three years be has ,
lost first his eldest daughter, then the wife of
his bosom, then his youngest son, all Irom
Four deaths In one family In such a length
of time 1b sbraething unusual in this community,
Of the entire family there are now
left only two, Miss Nettie, who was recently
graduated from the Female College and Mr.
Olln Brownlee who, since the flrst of January,
hae been at home in charge of the farm.
TboBe young people have the sympathy of a
large olrcleof friends In their sad and repeated
Wh?n he was quite a youth Mr. Brownlee
entered the Confederate army and did faithlul
service as a soldiers until the clobeof the
war. He was to uh always interesting
and never more f=o than when relalintr his
war experiences. He was a member of Company
F, Second South Carolina rifles; Jen
nil! O UII^HUC. inn WinnutllUCIIttSVJt'CN iuu^ih, 1
his weapons have beeu laid aside,;tbe last
ro|l call has been answered.
For several years paBt be has been an elder
In Greenville i'rosbytprian Church.
"Have you Reen George?" If you havn'tdo
so, for every body says be makes ibe best Ire ,
oream to be had any where, you cau llud blm
at The Speed Drug Co.
See the pretty iiue of box paper Just re? |
celved by The Speed Drug Co.
Nice lote of fresh Canvassed Hams, I'lcnlo I
Hams and Break fast ltacou Just In. Amos 11. I
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CONTRIBUTED LOCALS :
Wbiit "M" Se?'K anil Hear* on Bin
KoiiikIn About the lty.
Abbeville, S. C., July 1G, 1901.
On Inst Thursday eveDlne Miss Nell Ed
wards entertained most dellghtlully In honor
i)f a number of her young friends.
MISS NELL SIGN ENTERTAINS.
On last Friday eveniog Miss iNell Sign entertained
most charmingly in oompllment to
u number of her friends.
MISS JoSIE LYON *NTEKTAINS.
Oo last Monday evening a number of Invited
guests were moBt pleasantly entertained
by Miss Lyon.
After rusticating for several weeks at the
fine mineral spring at Little Mountain, Mr.
K. A. Thomson and family, Mrs. E. Q. Graydon
and family, Messrs. Tobe and Frank
Fetzer and Miss Jennie Sondley, are home
again much Improved by their trip.
On last Sunday night about 9 o'clock, Edmond
Simons, colored, living on the plantation
of Dr. F. E. Harrison, about 3 miles from
this city, died quite suddenly, and some of
his friends and relatives suspecting foul play
asked for an Inquest, whereupon Coroner W.
B. Goings came down and summoned the following
Jurors: H. H. Hill, foreman, 8. T,
Eakln, Andrew Quarles, Jim Chiles, Tsiah
Jenkins, Wm. Devlin, Webster Edmonds,
Andy Adams, John Moseley, John Riley,
Priam Smith, Gus Searls, who after reviewing
the body and hearing the testimony, ren
dered a veicnci id accordance luoiowhu. ium
tbe deceased came to his death from natural
Ur. F. E. Harrison made the post mortem
examination and stated In his testimony that
tbe deceased came to his death from natural
causes, viz., dilatation of the heart. P'rom
the post moitem examination, and In all the
evidence there was not tbe slightest suspicion
that the said Edmond Simon
had been poisoned, hut that he came to bis
death as above stated.
Mr. Harry EdUdr of Wllllnmston, and one
or the bustling salemen of Carroll, Adams &
Co., spent last Saturday and Sunday in tbe
Messrs. Fred S. Hill, Fred H. Morgan and
Morris fcpe, left last week lor Mexico. These
gentlemen were connected with tbe Seaboard
Air Llne.'aud during their stay in Abbeville,
bad bv their genial manner and courteous
bearing matte many friends, and "won the
hearts" of some of Abbeville's fairest daughters,
whose best wishes go with tbem In their
far away home.
Mr. Ernest Vlsansal, who recently graduated
from Phillips Exeter Academy of Exeter
New Hampshire, is home for tbe summer
<? !-><-? fall ovnonfa t/k enfor Vq 1A
VaCHUUU , OUJ IU luo
Uol vereUy or Harvard, Conneotticut.
Mr. J. W. Wells of Greenwood, was in the
Mr. John Loroax was In the city yesterday
and reports dry' weather throughout the
Morton Mill section for the period of five
Mr. j. H. D>uPr?\ the efficient Cashier of the
Farmers Bank, accompanied by his son,
Julius, left yesterday for a trip among the
mountains of North Carolina. Mr. DuPre
has been closely confined and stands greatly
In need of recreation.
FRIENDS COMING AND GOING.
Miss Sarah Henry left last week for Spartanburg,
where she will be the charming guest
of her friend. Miss Bessie Simpson.
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Tlddy left last Monday
for Florence, where they will perhaps make
their home for the present. Mr. Tlddy was
one of the machinists at the Seaboard Air
Line Bhops in this city, and bad many friends
In Abbeville who regret to see him and his
family move away.
Mr. George Gambrell. with his sister Miss
Eliza, are now at Wllliamsion, that popular
summer resort known far and near for' Its
fine mineral spring, its beautiful young ladles
and its healthy location.
Mr. K. M. Haddon is now enjoying the fine
mountain brcezeB of Hendersonvllle, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Willlford, of Greenwood,
snent last Hnnday in tbe city as the guests of
Mr. M. E. Holllngsworth and family.
Mr. Brooks Livingston, of Columbia, is In
the city visiting his parents, and is cordially
welcomed by many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Q. D. Reese left last Monday
ror Laurens, whire she will visit relatives
Messrs. J. T. Solomons and J. N. Roblnsonr
of Troy, were In the city last Monday on business.
Miss Lessle Fuller, after a delightful stay
In tbe city, as tbe guest of ber brother, Mr.
S. \V. Fuller, returned last Monday to her
home at Cross Hill. <
Mr. James Thompson and Mr. C. W. B&lkQlght,
two of Walhalla's prominent business
men are at tbe G lenn Ethel lun, looklDg after
Bpecial business In the city, where only "two"
are concerned, so it is whispered.
Mrs. C. D. Mann, with ner charming and
accomplished daughter and handsome son,
of St. itattbewp, are In the city visiting her
sister, Mrs. G. H. Moore and other relatives
Tbe many friends of Mrs.R. S. Link will
be uiuoh gratified to hear that she is now improving
and getting on nicely. They all hope
and pray she may soon be fully restored to
health and to ber family.
monu frlonria nf Mr. Tfarrv Himmnn
will regret to know that be is 111 at bla
borne In tbU city, ;
Mr. and Mrs. It, A. HaddOn, of Due West*
were shopping In tbe city last Monday. Mr.
Uaddon reports a fine rain on 8unday whlcb
was accompanied by a beavyi wind storm,
blowing down fences and trees
Dr. W. E. Link, of Wllllngton, (Links) was
In tb? city last Monday visiting bis son, Mr.
ft. a. Link.
Mr. P. Rosenberg and family, left last Monlay
for Henders<yivllle, N. C., wbere they will
spend part of the summer months.
Mr, and Mrs. W. D. Barksdale spent last
Sunday In Greenwood. Mr. Barksdale has
returned, leaving Mrs. Barksdale to spend a
while with bomefolks and friends.
Mr. J. C. Haddon, of Due West, and Mr.
rom Seal. Jr., are^the guests of Capt.|Branch.
at Little Mountain.
Mr. W. J. Bryson, after a pleasant trip to
Wrlghtsvllle, N. C., Is home ajjaln.
Mr. Georee Speer, of Monterey, was In the
jlty lust Monday snaking bauds with bis
anmerous Abbeville friends.;
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Maxwell worshiped last
Sunday at Lebanon, spending tbe day wilb
VIr. and Mrs. Will McAllister.
Mr. F. C. DuPre spent last Sunday in
Anderson where Mrs. DuPre is now visiting
Mrs. Carlton, of Macon Georgia, tbe wife of
Mr. G. R. Carlton dispatcher at tbe S. A. L.
<bops, Is In the city, registered at the Glenn ,
Mr. Lambert Caldwell, one of the popular
talesmen of R. M. Haddoa & Co., is now off
or his summer vacation, who with Mrs. Caldwell
will leave today, (Wennesday) for
Donalds where they will spend part of their
Look for cooler weather today 17th, 18th
ind lSHb, local showers, thunder and llghtilng.
Many sections of onr County are sadly
n need of ralD. Crops and gardens parching
ind drying up, and It is earnestly hoped that
be above predictions will come true. Pine
rains fell last Sunday afternoon near Bradley
ind Troy, and in and around Due West.
HAVE YOU HEARD IT?
Tbe Speed Drug Company have recently
purchased a large and mannlflclent Phonograph
which is an interesting and pleasing
'Draw Card," for their store. If you haven't
aeard it call and hear the flue anthem, as
mng by the Methodist choir of Abbeville, you
vill be delighted.
AIII'nT llilib O WH^AX OAi^U,
Will Abbeville have a band? if not, "why
sot? Let them get In shape to play at tbe
Dounty Fair Instead of paying that money to
itrangers, let it be kept at borne. "Mottling
[ike blowing your own horn."
DEATH OF LUCIUS L. OWENS.
'No night shall be in heaven; no darkened
So bed of death, nor silence of the tomb,
But breeues ever fresh with love and truth
Shall brace tbe frame wltb au immortal
After a long and tedious illness Mr. Lucius
Owens died in this city at the home of his
br?thur-ln-law, Mr. H. B. Speed. last Monday
morning, July 15. 1901 ut 8 o'clock, in the 35tb
year of nls age. The deceased was tbe son of
Mrs. M. C. Owens, and an only brother of Mrs.
Speed ot this city, and came here from his
Home in Georgia about five months ago, that
ae might in bis declining health receive the
personal attention of a fond and devoted
mother and sister, both of wbom have been
untiring In their watchful care and loving
ministration to his every want. If the prayers
and tender oare of a loving Christian!)
mother and sister could have stayed
the hand of the "Reaper" Lucius L. Owen's
lile would have been spared longer to them,
nit alas, such was not in accord with His .divine
will, and He who gave called him from
earth away to lhat bright home ol many
mansions where the weary are forever at rest.
Hie funeral services were conducted by Re*.
R. H. Jones in the Methodist Church at t>
3'clock Monday afternoon in tbe presence of
i large and sympathising congregation, after
which his remains wera Interred in Melrose
Hall A Anderson are offering a big discount
an clothing this week. I
My Btock of paper back novels must be reduced.
Come and gel my prices ou quantities.
DuPre's Drug and Hook Htore.
Millinery. Tbls department bas always
neeu the pride of our store. Tbls season's offering
will certainly equal It tney do not sur- i
pass all others. I
I The real thini
the finest fla
0. & 0
right, l'or rei
p ^ ^ a delights the
I I ^ ther. Tlitf
One lb. Cans 75^* tips. Has 1
Half lb. 40c. arising from
One-fourth lb. 20c cup. Great s
good body m
AND RICHLY *
_ end. A tas
it. AVe also
I mixed Tea ii
T jC. T A/
JLy. JL c*. -JL
Drugs, Seeds, Stationery
AT MY STORE. CALL AND GET MY PRICI
Drv Goods i
Go to W. D. BARKSDALE and
than they can be bought i
Stock is complete ant
Yours to please, ,
W. D. BAR
T2 V PTP. A
*???| ARCHITECT an<
Will furnish Plans and
take contracts e
Cut Prices at
TO CLOSE OUT O]
Over 50 pair Ladies' Slippers
less of Cost.
Colored Wash Goods, Law;
thing for Summer Waists.
Ready to Wear Shirt* TV
Linen and Duck Shirts, a
and below cost.
Ladies' White, Black,
former price 75c. and $1. N
Colored Silk Parasols
OnJy a few left, but they m
We have no room to atoi
time to secure great bargains
R. M. H/
Rridces to Let. |t]
I will let to the lowest responsible
bidder the building of the following
Bridge over Turkey Creek, near
Turkey Creek Church, July 29,11A.M.
Licks Bridge over Calhouus Creek,
July 31, 11 A.M.
Magrawa Bridge, same Creek, same
day at 3 P. M.
Approaches Cades Mill West side,
August 1, 11 A. M. ,
Approaches Pettigrewp Bridge over
Little River same day at 3 P. M.
Approaches Bradleys Mill Bridge
over Long Cane August 2, 11 A. M.
Bridge over Bold Branch near J. H.
Links same day at 3 P. M.
Bridge at Brooks Mill August 6, 10
Bridge at Prices Mill over Hockey
Biver on August 8, 11 A. M.
The right is reserved to reject any
and all bids.
G. N. NICKELS,
C. S. A. C.
July 10, 1901.
ij. W. wiiiie'M
Buy your Ruta Baga and Turnip Seed from
X,. W. White.
Yon can get a dozen different varieties ol
Turnip Seed frotu L. W. White.
No better Seed are grown than Bulsts.
You nan find Bulst'w Turnip Seed at the grocery
store of JL. W. White. a
July and A.ugustare the months for sowing m
Turnips. Buy your Turnip Seed from L. W. m
Floor Is -very cheap now. Buy a barrel or a I
sack 01 It Crom L. W. White. H
L. W. White has In store and to arrive two I
hundred Barrels Floar.
No article of food Is cheaper now than ^
Flour. Ifyou will buy your Hour Irom L, W.
White you will always have good cakes and
Flour TFlour f ! Flour !!! at ij. W. White's. | J>,
For th? finest Ice cream and soda wntej J jlH
tlrsnks to be iV?nd anywhere, go to The UK
slpeed Dri?g Co, j |||J
eople insist on having
vored Teas. They are
illy good Tea not only
drinker?it goes furO.
& O. brand is the
s of early spring Tea
that fragrant bouquet,
a rich, flill flavored
itrength combined with
takes it cheaper in the
tj* talis the tale. Trv
liave the nicest 50e.
,ND Drug Account
CAN BE REDUCED AT LEAST
BY MAKING ALL PURCHASES
FROM ME. YOU CAN FINE A
GOOD ASSORTMENT OF
and Toilet Articles
, Book and Seed Store.
get your Goods cheapei
niywhere else.1 My
1 my Goods are
wen J& T
a BUILDER fc***
i uauuua d.
DDS and ENDS.
3 now on Bargain Counter regardas,
Dimities, Batiste, &c., just tbe
few numbers left now, offered at
Tan and Pearl Grey Silk Gloves,
ow 50c. and 7c.
re carried over goods. Now your
i in Summer stuff.
irmniv ^ co.
For Long, Keen
| ? ' OUR BOND HOLDH
A EES USE THIS
8| M KIND TO CUT
P| fl THEIR COUPONS,
m B WE DON'T SELL
plH MORE THAN A
jBg GREAT UROSS OF
THESE A YEAR.
1? BUT WE HAVE
THIS FINE MAKE
IN OTHEK STYLES
f SUITABLE FOB
| I THE LADIES USED9|
WHEN YOU WANT
r A GOOD SHEAR OR
f] JT SCISSORS.
i u mi Every ^air
UUAKAI1 I ECU.
A FULL LINK OF
ocket ami Table Cutlery.
Hill HIl CO.
II 11 11 b 11 V U V K *
* . . . - ' ' )M
THE Hllli WAREHOUSE
IS NOW READY TO STORE
Cotton, Grain, Guano,
AND ALL FARM PRODUCTS.
It Will Also Be Prepared to Press and
Store all Hay Brought to
The Company will continue to erect otber
buildings sufficient to meet all the demands
June 12,1901. tr
\ i&r Tik \
r WM Nftwa ? 5
| H Agency V |j
J -below- K
5 ^POST OFFICE, m
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I have added a line of wall panerlng to my
business. A most complete set of sample
> books with all kinds culers and grades, and
mouldings to match, now ready tor Inscectlon.
Orders filled promptly for any quantity,
Satisfaction gnarenteed. Come ana see the
Anew lot of flower pots just In.
I will give you 10 1M. of the bpst green coffee
for 81.00 that you have had offered you la
a long time.
Ice cream salt, better %ni cheaper than the.
Afresh shipment of crackers Just opened.
Evaporated peaches and apples, dried apples,
prunes, currants and raisins.
Let me sell you some cheap fruit. How do
these prices strike you T p /
Some dried apples 7 cents pound.
Evaporated apples, 8 aud 10 eta, worth 10
Evaporated peaches 8 and 10c worth 10 and
15c. i y ,
Prunes 8 and 10c, worth 10 and 15c. \
A few raisins with seed 121-2 and 15c.
Seeded raisins in 1 lb. package 15c.
8 pounds of nicely cleaned currants, and
that exhausts the stock. Amos B. Morse.
To arrive on Thursday: 50
dozen Negligee Shirts 50 ets.
, value at 38c, 75c value at 50c
P. Rosenberg & Co.
1 /' , ' . Vj
WE ARE GIVING FREE....
A FANCY GALLON JUG WITH
EVERY GALLON OP OUR PURE
APPLE VINEGAR. IT 18 THE
"MONOGRAM" BRAND. THE
HIGHEST GRADE VINEGAR
SHIPPED FROM KENTUCKY.
L. T. & T. M. MILLER.
I W. D. Addie. I
... THE ONLY ...
FIRST-CLASS WORK DONE AT
nri * n/"\XT A UT r DDTPM
I_ AOUi^ X IViViA/i
ALL WORK DONE ON SHORT.
W. D. ADDIE.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
FOUNDED IN 1785.
STRONG FACULTY; WELL-EQUIPPED
Chemical, Physical and Biological Laboratories;
Observatory; Llorary or 14,000 volumes
; and tbe finest Museum of Natural History
In tbe South. B. A., B. S. and A. M.
Tuition, ?40, payable In two Instalments.
Board In Col..ge Dormitory can be obtained
at 310 a month. One Scholarship giving free
tuition Is assigned to each county of South
Carolina, the holder to be appointed by the
Judge of Probate and the County Superln- j
tendent of Educatlou. All candidates for admission
are permitted to compete for vacant
Boyce Scholarships, which pay 8150 & year
Entrance Examinations will be held In Abbe
vllle, on July 12tb, 1901, by tbe County Super
Intendent and Judge ol Probate. Next sea
slon opens September 30, 11)01. For catalogue
June 10,1901. President.
We are overstocked on box paper and fine
stationery, It must go regardlessof expenses.
11 you can use a good box of paper cheap call
at the Speed Drug Co.
I have now ready for Inspection an elegant
line ol Samples for Tailor made Suits or simple
garments?Pants a specialty. Come and
good something good abd dressy,
DoD't forget to look at my sample of Wall
Amos B. Morse.
Pictures of every description In all colors
and rugs to beat the band. J.U.Kerr.
Putaway your winter clothes with Lavender
and Cedar Camptior, and avoid that offensive
smell of tar balls. For sale at Mi 1
ford's Drug Store. Phone 107.
The most compleete Hue of brushes to be
found in town Is at The .Hpted Drug Co. Tooth
brushes, uall brushes, hair brushes, clothes
brushes. whlsl brushes, in rud tiny kind of &
j brush you waul. The Speed Drug Co,