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BY HUGH WILSON. ? ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1901. ESTABLISHED 1844 11
Proclaims to the World that
not Represent the Intellig
People of South Carolina
ParlR Mountain. S. C.. I
August 5th. 1901.
To tbe Democratic Executive Committee.
Slate of South Carolina.
Gentlemen: The official notice of the action
of a mejorlty of your committee of July 25tb
was received by me on August 1st, five days
after It bad been announced id tbe newspapers.
This published announcement wan the
first notice 1 had that any action affecting me
was to be taken by your committee. I am
now officially informed that the majority oi
your committee condemns my course In the
senate, demands my resignation and undertakes
to expel me from tbe democratic party.
Twenty-one men have attempted to usurp the
powers of tbe 80,000 democratic voters of South
Carolina and as au Incident, in a meeting ,
called for another purpose have hastily en
deavored to do what can be done only by sol- ,
emn proceedings of Impeachment, expressly
Srovlded lor lu the constitution of the United
responsible only to the people.
I hold my commission from tbe democrat <
lc voters of South Carolina. I recognize no 11
authority but theirs. tattf\ no orders from any
source oui mem. sdu huhii iu uuo uuumc
peal to them tor Judgment on my course an e
senator and my character as a man and a
Personally, I am Indifferent to your action
because nobody has made you my master or
censor, and I regard wbat you have done an
merely expressing tbe malice aod tbe fears of
one individual,Senator B. R.Tillman. Bui
for this always evil and Indecent Influence,
ordinary respect for tbe proprieties, would
probably bave prevented tbe four of you who
are my declared competitors for tbe seat 1
now bave tbe honor to occupy, from attempting
to use tbe power entrusted to you by your ,
party to remove a rlvnl from your path.
ACTION UNFAIR, ABSURD AND UNDEMOCRATIC
As a citizen and democrat of South Carolina |
1 am mortified by your action, because it has i
brought upon tbe State the condemnation t
and the ridicule of tbe press and tbe public i
throughout tbe country. Unhappily, those i
who are not Intimately acquainted with our <
conditions accept, the action of yoar majorlt > (
as representing the Intelligence and democra i
cy of our Stale and both are made objects \
of derision. I wish to enter my solemn i
protent. I sbal demonstrate how unfair, ab- I
ruru uuu uuuwiuvkiiiu;uui uwivu >A
shall truat to tb?? democrats of South Carol) uh
to repudiate It wbeu tbe opportunity is given
ihem. Your purpose Is to deny that opportunity.
STAR CHAMBER PROCEEDINGS.
It la In Btrong contrast with the blatant
boast of Senator Tillman at Gaffney to put
roe on trial betore tbe party on tbe busting"wlth
himself as prosecutor. As you know, 1
sought that test by accepting a proposal of
appeal to tbe people, but tbe governor sawfit
to forbid It. Now Senator Tillman appears
as prosecutor agalDst me in my absent
and by proceedings like those of tbe st>&
cbamber. which was the most infamous trib\
unal of ED^Ilsh history, and the most abhorrent
to Anglo-Saxon instincts, seeks to ex- <
elude me from tbe party and its debates and |
public assemblages. U Is your duty, as custo- i
dans of the party interests, to seek recruits i
to strengthen tbe party.
To save Senator Tillman from staking hU <
record, streDgtb and fortunes against nalne.
you undertake to exolude me and my friends :
from tbe party. Whatever your Individual t
motives may have been, tbe purport of your |
action is to facilitate tbe Senator in dodging |
me and to deny tbe people the opportunity of ,
passing on my positions and conduct. It (
seems to me the democratic masses of South
Carolina are competent to say at tbe poll*
whether or not I bave been a faithful Senator
and a consistent democrat. Why should you ,
oilnmnl In nrpvent them ?
It Is no cause for wonder that Senator Till- <
man should seek to make political aswassin*
of yon to avoid open and talr tight. He ha?
climbed to power by venomous abuse ol '
many of the purest men in tbe Stale who op- i
posed biro, for wblcb be has always carefully '
shirked personal responsibility, and on the i
political lives and fortunes of those who be- i
friended blm while he Deeded friends. Nor- i
rls. Tlndal and Donaldson, men representing i
earnest purpose and tbe Interests of tbti farmers
of tbe Slate and therefore strong, were
used by blm to promote his own interests
and then thrust aside. Irby, Shetland Farley i
died despising blm because of bis treachery i
to ibem and to tbe people. I am now In bis <
way and because be has fulled to strike me
down be Incites you to attempt to strangle <
me, and at tbe same time to destroy a while
primary, to bis advocacy of which he owed
much of tbe best of his early following. Party
principles are fixed and to tbe principles !
ol tbe democratic party I have been uniformly
lailbful. Party policies are determined l
from time to time by party elections and con- i
ventlons, and no man nor body of men has
tbe power to say between those elections i
what policies shall be tbe tests of party loyal- <
senator uiimtiu IB ttsauiuiuK tun prmu?i?tive
of supreme boss and dictator to say
who sball or shall not be regarded as a democrat
next year. I do not concede any such
power to blm nor to you. He, nor all of your
committee together, has not the power to
exclnde from candidacy nor the polls at the
democratic primary the humblest citizen ol
South Carolina who declares himself to be r
democrat and pledges himself to support the
party nominees. Suppose In 1890, the executive
committee of the State had ruled out ol 1
the party all who engaged id the "Farmers'
Movement?" Suppose two years later It bad
excluded all who favored the Sub-Treasury
Idea? Such action would have been nnjust
tyrannical and Insulting to thousands of
good citizens and democrats, but not more so
than this proceeding of yours.
where did tillman get the money.
In bis double character as prosecuting witness
and attorney against me, Senator Tillman
Is reported as saying belore your committee
that I have voted with the republicans
"In Important matters" and that he has
seen me conferring wltb republican senators.
As I will show by the records be himself frequently
voted with tbe republicans "in important
matters," as all other democratic
senators have done from time to time. It is
frequently necessary, proper and courteous
to confer with members of tbe opposite party,
as he knows and as every man ol practical
sense knows. These expressions of bis are
attemps to take advanisge ol credulity and
igooranre. I do not think there is a man In
WOULD UHIUUUH BU IKUUIHUI UW IU ue reaiij tiecelved
by them. He can not put me under
suspicion as be has put himself by bis own
acts. 1 bave not In public ofllce retrograded
from a, perhaps, honorable bankrupcy to dishonorable
ana unexplained wealth. He and
I bave drawn the same salaries but I bave
lound it Impossible to Bave a dollar from
mine. I bave never, however, truckled to
oorporatloDs, with the lawnlug ol a tamed
spaniel, made speeches agalDst them, then
voted for them, and accepted favors as he has
done. I have never been the sole boss and
buying agent of a newly created whiskey
trust with Its rebates of S60,0"0 to 870,000 a
year, none of which ever reached the State
treasury. I have never bad the handling of a
State bond refunding scheme with ?28,000
of commissions never yet accounted for or
A year ago Senator Tlllmau wont into
North Dakota and made speeches advocating
the re-election of a republican Senator?Mr.
Pettlgrew. Senator Tillman atid this Senator
were prominent in preventing by flllibusterlug
tactics a vote on the subsidy bill. The
newspapers said that Mr. Hill, head of the
Northern Pacific lobby against the subsidy
bill, gave Senator Tillman's friend und asso.
elate a ' tip" which paid him $450,OIK) in the
stock marker. Birds of a feather, gentlemen
of the committee, always flock together.
TILLMAN NOT A DEMOCRATIC.
Hsb Senator Tillman, prosecuting attorney
against my democracy, ever tailed to abuse
democrats and democracy? Do you know
tbat in the last two democratic national convention's
he haw supported the nomination of
Republicans? In 1896 he favored Senator
Teller for President an old line republican
and one of the bitterest foes of the South In
reconstruct Ion days. He had blmself appeared
before the convention as a competitor of
W.J. Bryau and been lgnomlniously snowed
the Executive Committee do
ence, the Democracy, or the
?Star Chamk>r Proceedings
id McLaurin's Votes ComUDder.
In 1900 he was for Towne, also a republican,
lor vice president. In tie the man
to be supreme arbiter and Judge of what is
democracy In South Carolina?
GIVE THE YOUNG MEN A CHANCE.
]n the Senate I have labored, as the records
will show, to broadeu the prosperity ol
the country, to promote the interests of my
own people, to spread civilization, to eniurge
and Increase opportunity for our young men
and to stimulate enterprise. His whole political
course and method have been to tear
down, to abuse and oppose, to blight and restrain,
to bite where he dared and to fawn
where he feared or sought favor. I shail ask
the people to contrast the records and shall
claim my right as a free mau, a born and
reared democrat and a Senator from South
Carolina, to do it regardless of the orders of
twenty-one members of the executive committee.
I shall ask the people to decide between
the mau who has tried to help
cotton lactories, open highways of commerce
and to so command the democratic
party as to command tor It the confidence
and respect ol the business and laboring
elements north and south; and that of
rvion iphncp PAndnrf nnH TPnorii hfttf been
10 sink the party to disrepute and Impotence.
[ shall ask tbetn to nay whether tbey prefer
Ibe Senator who has tried to retain for South
Jarollna the bonor and dignity won by a long
line of lllustrous sons and glorious deeds, or
the Senator who has postured as buffoon and
jully and who proclaimed on tbe floor of tbe
senate tbat be represented a constituency of
jallot box stuffers and murderers wbo wantid
their share of the stealage.
He Is now In a Northern State holding up
>ur people as negro murderers and ballot box ,
ATOULV CONDEMN AND DEPOSE WITHOUT A
You have undertaken to condemn and ex- i
>el and depose me, not only without a hear- i
ng, but without evidence. Upon what i
ground are my good faith as a Senator and i
ay fidelity as a democrat assailed? Is it on I
,he tariff? None of you of the committee |
:an prove to the people tbat tbe democratic i
jariy Is a free trade party, it has opposed a i
.aria' for protection only, but as early as 1797 i
ve had a protective tariff and we have never i
n the one hundred and four years since
cnowu tree trade. General Hancock, the
jarty nominee for president in 18s0, recorded
be tariff as a local question. Samuel J. Ran- ,
lull, for years the party leader and Npeaker ol j
.be bouse, was a protectionist. In every congress
where tbe question has been presented
lumbers of democrats have voted against ,
ind nelped to kill free trade. I have contend
id that Southern products tmouia oe put on
:qUHllty with othurs, aud In 1897 1 fought to ,
j*ve rice, pine Juniper and cotton protected.
The cry of ".Republican" wbn raised against '
ne then, but toe people, before whom tne Issue
was squarely put, endorsed me by aD
jverwbelming vote. Are you now undertakng
to reverse that verdict ?
TARIFF SUBSIDIES AND EXPANSION.
I have favored ship subsidies. It is a great
juestlon and one, I submit, oa which the people
of this State are competent to pass after
rearing full argument. The subject has
never been discussed before them,although It
Is of vast Importance to the prosperity of this
State. The purpose of the subsidy Is to develop
the building and operation oI great
Heets of American ships. It toucbes the Interests
of our sea ports, of our lumber Industries,
of all our manufacturing enterprises
and our great agricultural products. It Is a
question on which some of the ablest demo
erats of the house and senate are divided. I
most humbly submit |that it Is not in order
for twenty-one members of your committee
to rule that the democratic masses of South
Carolina shall not at their campaign meetings
hear this maiter of vital Interest to them
discussed; and that the people of the sea
coast cities, who would line to see new tides
of commerce brought to their harbors and
(be lumbermen and owners of forest lands
who would be glad to sell material for more
iblps, are to be thrown neck and heels out ot
the party because they favor ship subsidies.
Senators Carlisle,Pugh aud Morgan voted for a
nubsldy bill which has been iu force ten years
and which has helped ourBrazlllan trade, in
a measure at least. Are they not dem
ocraia.feccordlag to the decision of Senator
riliman and your committee.
I believe that Is oar duty to develop the Dew
territory which has come into our possession
ilocg commercial and Industrial lines, to
civilize them, and make them tbe equal ol
our own States In material prosperity. Senator
TUlman would leave them, after we have
deprived tbem of tbe protection of Spain to a
hopeless struggle as an independent nation
without resouires or self protection. Fortunately
for us tbe records show that in buildInn
tbem up, we are going to benefit our own
country. I,'want to give that territory the
best form of government In tbe world, be
does not want to give It any form of government
at all. He says "free sliver or bust." I
way the American people have settled that
question at tbe ballot box.
I am for a sound currency and constant
employment for all who desire work at remunerative
wages. This we cannot have
without an outlet for our surplus prodncts on
equal terms with all ol our competitors In the
markets of the world. Do you think the energetic,
live, progressive young business man of
the South, will long permit the cabals of a
few scheming politicians to stand between
blm and tbe attainment of these glorious
ends? If tbls Is not democracy, then gentle*
men, I invite you to Join hands with me In
making it so.
These are the leading questions on whlcb I
understand my democracy and loyalty have
been assailed. The records give me little
llnht as to what further ground there may be
for your action. Allow me to summarize
In the first session of the 55th congress Senator
Tlllmao and myself voted together Id 148
ol 150 yea and nay votes.
TILLMAN VOTED SINGLY AND ALONE WITH
I voted against him for protection to the
farmers on an amendment to the tariff bill,
proposed by Senator Jones, ol Arkansas, present
chairman of the executive committee.
Possibly you may reconvene your committee
and read him outof the parly. I voted with
Joues Vest, Bacon, Bate, Berry, Daniel, Mills,
Morgan and all the other democrats, except
Senators Tillman and McEuery who voted
with tbe republicans It was a straight party
vole. On aoother amendment to tbe same
bill I voted with the democrats. Senator
Tillman was the one democrat voting with
the republicans. See Congressional Record,
vol. 39, pa^e 1577.
TILLMAN AOAPN VOTED WITH REPUBLICANS.
In tbe second session of the same congress
Senator Tillman and myself voted together
on 82 of 95 roll calls. One vote on which we
differed was on a motion to adjourn intended
to defeat a resolution calling upon tbe President
to intervene in Cuba. Senator Tillman
voted with tbe Republicans to adjourn and
tbe motion prevailed by one vote. I voted
with the Democrats. The other votes on
which we dltfered were unimportant and not
Farty questions, the parties dividing on all.
favored tbe acceptance of tbe Hawaiaan
Islands along wltb such Democrats as Gorman.
Kyle, Money, Morgan, I'tatus and Sullivan,
and he, wltb tbe other democrats aud
some republicans were opposed to it.
M'LAURIN VOTED WITH DEMOCRATS?TILL
MAN VOTED WITH REPUBLICANS.
Mn noiro itTvi unl. 31 of the Record it 1s
shown that I voted, with all the democrat*
but three and all the republicans, (or a bill to
provide for arbitration of disputes between
railway companies and their employes.
Senator Tillman was one of the three against
It. We also differed on a bill prohibiting intoxicating
liquors to be sold In the territory
of Alaska 1 favored and he opposed the prohibition.
Possibly he had views on a dispensary
and rebates there.
TILLMAN VOTED WITH I'LATT AND UPAV.
On a vote to recommit the conference report
on the Klverand Harbor bill I voted for the
recommitment with such Democrats as Chilton,
Heltfeldt, Kenuey, Mills, Kawlius and
Turner. He voted against Wit h sucli republicans
as Allison, Burrows, Cuilom, Davis,
Elkins, Foraker. Hale, Hawley, Dodge, Perkins,
Piatt and Quay.
I Jn the lirst session of the ;>Cth Congress
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'J*- T ^
Congress Senator Tillman and I voted together
on 67 out of 71 roll calls. In each of the
four case* In which we differed the parties
were divided. The most notable of these wan
on the admission ol Senator Quay. I voted
for It with Senators Daniel, Kenny, McEnery,
Morgan and Taliaferro, democrats. He op
posed with most of the democrats and eleven
republicans, Including Hanna, Piatt, Foraker,
Galllnger and Hale.
TIDLMAX VOTED WITH UAJWA, PLATTt
FORAKER AND IIADE.
In the last session of the same coocress
Senator Tillman and myself voted to
gether In most or the 57 votes" taken. On a
resolution requiring tbe President to Issue In
(eu days a proclamation disclaiming any purpose
to exercise soverelcntv over the Philippines
I voted ' nay" with Foster, Kyle, Lindsay,
Morgan an Sullivan, democrats. Senator
TlilmaD was one of 22 favoring it. On an
amendment declaring that it was not tbe purpose
of tbe United States to exercise permanent
control overthe Philippines, Senator
Tillman with most of the democrats and
Senator Hoar, republican, voted "aye." I,
with Senators Foster and Lindsay, democrats,
On tbe Anal passage of tbe army bill we
differed. 1 voted for it and bad with me
Senators Foster. Lindsay, Morgan and Sullivan.
We voted together for amendments
extending tbe cnnstltulion of the United
States over tbe Pbillpplnes on strict party
TILLMAN AN1) M'LAURIN VOTED TOGETHER
On tbe question of governing our outlying
riauoanulano mo o r? fi T uot Of i tr?l/pfh?r ?.n f\ It ift
this tbat determines the mutter of ImperialIsm,
not the possession of the territory. 1
voted to take possession ana rule justly. He
voted not to take possession but to rule.
He aud I voted together on all party
questions except those concerning the
Philippines which my Judgment, exercised
as a Senator and a representative of the
people, told me was a question of foreign relations
Involving entirely new problems and
therefore not properly a party question and
on which my political judgment told me the
country was pi act leal ly united. The democratic
party was wrecked by belDg foroed
in this matter into a policy opposed to its
owd traditions, and the overwhelming sentiment
of the countr> against my protest and
that of other loyal democrat*. Developments
have proved tbat those who maintained
that the puclQcatlon of these Islands
was Impossible, lhal the people would never
accept our control and thai their retention
would be unprofitable aud disastrous were
wrong. I am ready to go before the people of
South Carolina and show them the facts. Do
you umiertake-tosay tbat I must resign and
put myself out of my party because I favored
upholding the dignity of the American fl*g
alter Its troops had been fired on, and opposed
a cowardly abandoMment of the people of
these Islauds to chaos ? Is the proposition to
punish me, because I UK! not believe A^utnaiSo
^o be the equal of George Washington or
concede ibat me Filipino* could instantly
and uuguided organize for themselves a
stable government and a high civilization ?
LET HIM DENY THIS RECORD.
I have been at some pains to show from the
records, by volume and page, that where senator
Tillman and I differed In congre?w It was
ot on party questions; and that he voted
with the republicans at least as often as I did,
and that in every case where we divided I
bad with me democrats who possess Ibe confidence
of tbe party throughout the country
and whose democracy not even his reckless
and slanderous insolence dares to assail. I
oould go further and show other instances In
which he has voted against the great majority
of his party and even against bis own declarations?notably
in the Piatt amendment
to the Cuban bill. He had declared his purpose
to oppose and fight this to the last ditch ;
but be voted for It. Some of bis presen t newspaper
friends said at the time that be did It to
curry favor with the Charleston vote, hoping
to trade tbe exposition bill through. If that
was the case, he was tbe shallow victim of a
political green goods game and sold himself
for sawdust. But I have said enough, I think,
to prove to you and to the public that you?
like many who have risen and gone before
you?have permitted yourselves to be made
tools of by Senator Tillman, to promote his
own base and brutal ends and to protect him
from a struggle he fears to face, because be
knows that tbe facts and arguments are all
against him. His hope Is to keep those facts
an<] arguments from the people of South Carolina.
Accept ray condolences on the unhappy and
?bsurd situation into which this would-be
tctator has led you. You may be assured
that be will find a crevice through which to
crawl, leaving you to stand tbe fire when it
becomes hot, and that having used you he
will cast you aside like many be has formerly
I desire to proclaim to tbe world tbatyou
do not represent the Intelligence, tbe demo
cracy or tbe people of South Carolina; and to
you and Senator Tillman that he has never
been my master and shall never be; that he
shall not escape tbe vengeance that must
surely fall upon \hira when the people have
been made to understand his motives, bis
methods, bis debased character and bis
shameful record. To that grand conservator
of free government, the reserved patriotism
and common sense of the people, I make appeal,
against partisan intolerance and
tyranny. Very respectfully,
v Jno. Lowndes McLaurln.
A Negro Dressed In a Jfew Nnlt-Negro
Ruptured by His Pcrsuers?Person*
nl PnriiKriipliN Galore.
Troy, S. C.. August 15,1901,
For several days and yet the protracted
meeting; Is going on at Long Cane church.
Rev. W. B. Lindsay of Woodruff Is doing excellent
'-Miss Rebecca Wldeman of Abbeville la
down as a pleasant guest among all,
Mrs. C. L. Kennedy Is home from Tennesee,
after an extended stay with relatives.
Mr. Thomas Haring of Portsmouth, Va? is
spending a while with parents. One of bis
friends from tbo Navy accompanied blm.
Miss Eleanor and Miss Ida Moore of Ninety-Six
are pleasant visitors at JBellvue.
Robert McComb is home from Cuba to see
Miss Minnie Taggart has been appointed by
the Hopewell Missionary Society to read a
paper before the convention, which meets at
omicutt i u iuo ucai iui-uio. ^ ,
Mrs. Margaret Kenuedy and daughters,
Mrs. Nelle Moore and Miss Alma Kennedy of
Due-West are with Mr. J. C. Kennedy's family
A meeting or several days will begin here
In the M. E. church next Sabbath morning,
and In the A. R. P. church on the following
Friday, with two services during the day after
Miss Maggie Lyon and MIrh SadieTolbert
of Bethany were to see Miss Nora Caddy last
Eddie P. Wldeman, one of our boys but
now of Newberry, spent the last few days
among friends here.
Startling rumors concerning one of Hopewell's
loyal daughters have reached our ears,
and one of the A. R. P. members of Synod
knows the rest.
Messrs. J. F. Clinic scales and son, Cleon, are
home from a stay of a few days In Anderson.
Mrs. Jack Robinson, of Augusta, and sister,
Miss Maude, of McCormlck, were to see relatives
Mrs. Laanle Robinson and children are
down from Due West with her father. Mr. T.
A suspicious darkey passed through here
Friday with a bran new suits of clothes
on and plenty more in bis satcbcl. Before bis
tracks had cooled ofl some men from Lincoln,
bunting a one arm roan, came by and
he answered their description. They found
mm near veruery. ana went, mrougu nere
Saturday at dark. What will be done with
blm oan better be imagined than told.
The cotton crop throughout here Is looking
exceedingly well. Corn is poor.
Miss Moille Tittle is on a stay with relatives
Miss Flora Slbert, of Augusta, Is here with
cousins, Misses Sibert.
Miss Mary Aiken, pretty little girl of Mrs.
Wyatt Aiken, of Abbeville, Is down at Clear
Spriug with her aunt, Miss Sue McCasian.
Itev. J). Q. Phillips gave us a good sermon
yesterday on tbe genealogy of Christ. A little
out the usual Hue, but lull of thought auU
Mr. R. H. McCasian went to Hodees recently
to see his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Cason.
Mr. J. L. Taggart has bouubt out Mr. W. C.
Jay at Vienna, Ga., and will locate there the
first of September. He will not eo alone, so
It Is whispered.
MIss Alice Dendy is enjoying a stay at Abbeville
with many relatives.
Our Baptist Ladies' Society Is preparing for
sometime nice In ther near future. Nick.
Send your shirts, collars and cuffs to C. P.
HummoiulaBd have them tixed rlgbt.
"M" See* and Henri* on 111
Konnd* About tbe City.
Abbeville, S. C., Aug. 7,1901.
COMING AND GOING.
Mrs. J. C. Klugb and children left last Wed
nesday for the Mountains of North Carolina
where they will Join Judge Klugh and spent
Mr*. James Eason and ohlldren of Charles
ton, arrived In the city last Thursday and wll
spend sometime with relatives. At presen
she is the guest of her brother, Hon. F. B
Gary and family.
Prof. Claud Neufler arrived in the city las
week and was most cordially welcomed hj
many friends. Prof. Neuffer Is Principal o
the High School of Bfclmont, Alabama, when
he has been leaching for sometime witt
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Marshall, after a pleasani
stay with bomefolks, left last Friday for theli
home in Anderson.
Dr. Mllwee, of Greenwood, was an honored
visitor In our city last Saturday.
Mr. H. D. Reese Is expected to arrive in tb(
nit.v n?Tt. Mut.nrrtttv. where be will remain for
Bomellijfe, and can be found at bis place oj
business In tbe store of Mr. F. C. DuPre.
MaJ. Arthur Parker was In tbe city last
Mr. Roberts. McComb has Just arrived from
Cuba, wbere be is engaged in business and
doing well. He likes tbe place and says It is a
tine country for young men to engage In any
and all occupations. He will return about
1st September next.
Miss Daisy Bone of Lowndesvllle, is in the
city spending awblle with her cousin, Mrs
Ernest Wilson In Fort Pickens.
Mr. Will R. Smith of Atlanta, arrived last
week and 1b visitingamoDg bis relatives and
friends. He Is in good business in tbe Gate
City and is getting on nicely.
Mr. R. S. Link left last Monday night foi
Atlanta in answer to a telegram saying:
"Come at once." Many friends are extremely
anxious, and trust he may soon return bringtog
good news about Mrs. Link.
SATURDAY IN THE CITY.
Last Saturday was a busy day for Abbeville.
Crowds of people filled the oily, and by way
of an "extra" tbe Wlnnbusb Society, headed
by the colored band of Due West, marched in
uniform through the city and filed into tbe
Court House, where they were entertained bj
neveral addresses. This Society has a membershlp
of about 200, which has for its object
tbe development of tbe Industrial Educa
uonat interest 01 iaeir race, xucj mc Uc<?Idk
wltb encouragement. both from tbe
whites and the beat of taeir own race.
MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOB.
Fine rains continue to (all throughout the
county, causing all kinds of crops 10 flourish
and grow. Everybody should now begin
their fall gardens, sowing turnips, beets, rutabaga's
and transplanting of cabbage. This is
tbe month to begin to hustle il you want a
gpod fall and winter garden.
Our merchants have bad a tine trade this
year, and bave done a large time business
wblch they will look after lu the fall. Many
of them bave in addition to this time business
had good cash sales, and now with
brighter prospects/or a good crop, they win
exert themselves to make tbe olty of Abbevine
durlDg the comiog fall season, second to
no other city or town in the State as a "trading
With a fine cotton mill, large cotton seed
oil and fertilizer plant, splendid warehouse
with a capacity of thousands of bales,
up to-date ginneries, railroad Bbops, and tbe
prospects of another railroad, Abbeville's
place as a "trade centre" should be in tbe
front, leading in goods and prices and not
"snowed under" by any other city or town.
To say Abbeville has had a big trade and done
a fine business In tbe past, is not enough,
should sbe, and can she not, do more in the
future? This is the business question now
Tbe County Fair will bring hundreds of
visitors to our city and will be tbe means of
a larger circulation or cash, bringing a "feast
time ' for our merchants. The opening up of
new industries, and an Increase of business,
meens more people, and employment for
many who are now out ol work. Let our people
stand together and work together, reallzr
ing what Is before them, and the proud city of
old Abbeville will be "as a city set upon a
bill," whose name shall spread far and wide
as a business centre. Then and not until then
will she have tbe trade she deserves and
This Lyceum has meL with success In oar
city sufficient to warrant its organization. It
has many attractions for the coming Reason
which promise fine entertainments for our
people during fall and winter evenings. Tbls
will we hope prove to be a good send off for
Abbeville. Let us get all the attractions we
can that will put us up with other towns, if
EXCURSION TO "LAND OF THE SKY."
A delightful excursion from Greenwood
and Abbeville on next Tuesday the 13th, to
Ashevllle, N. C., under tbe management of
Messrs. L. P. Smith and M.<I. Brook, W. J.
Bryson, local Agent at Abbeville. Leave Abbeville
A. M. Round trip $2.60. Tbis
trip will carry you over the Blue Ridge
Mountain, pass tbe Vanderbllt Mansion, and
on to tbe top of Sunset Mountain.
At the Armory hall last Friday evening our
young people and visiting friends enjoyed a
delightful german given hy Prof. Guy R,
Pltner, of Abbeville, in honor of bis cousin.
Miss Lena Pltner, of Athens. Prof. Pltner,
wltb Mr. Rloe, of Greenwood, led the german
first and second parts.
Mr. Tom Lipscomb, one of the mostpopulat
and wide awake salesmen on the road, was in
the city yesterday looking alter tbe wants 01
our merchants. He represents tbe Georgia
Grocery Company with headquarters in
Mr. Henry E. Bonner and son, of Due Weal
were visitors In the city yesterday.
Will be run from Abbeville to Au^uRta, on
Wednesday August the 21st. W. J. Brysoc
manager. Cheap rates. Look out for clrcu
Miss Lena Pltner, of Athens Georgia, arter f
very pleasant stay with Mrs. Bullock, return
ed borne a few days ago.
Mlsa Amos, of Spartanburg, is in tbe city
tbe guest of ber cousin, Mrs. M. W. Gordon.
Mr. Evans Gordon was a visitor in tbe cltj
last Tuesday, looking around, and shaking
bands witn bis friends.
Miss Mary Thompson, ot Atlanta, has just
returned from a very pleasant stay wltc
friends in Grenwood, and is tbe guest of MrB
A. B. Morse.
Miss Mazie Cason left last Friday for .Spar
tanburg, where she will be the guest of bei
aunt, Mrs. J. B. Carlisle.
Miss Evelyn Clark, of Portsmouth, is In th<
city the charming guest of ber friend, Mlsi
Miss Bessie Mann, after a delightful slaj
with her cousin, Miss Gertrude Moore, left foi
her home in St. Matthews last Monday morn
Among tbe honored visitors attending thi
german last Friday evening given In bono;
of Miss Lena Pltner of Athens, Ga.. were:
Mr. D. A. P. Jordan and sister of Greenwood
Mr. E. C. Rice, of Greenwood,
Miss Walker, of Charleston,
Miss Frost, of Charleston,
Miss Estelle Calhoun, of Cartersvllle, Ga.
Mrs. M. E. Owen and oblldren of Mr. Speed
returned last Saturday, after a two week1
stay at tbe hospitable home of Hon. I. H. Mc
Clienp Rnten?Senbonrd Air Line.
The Seaboard Air Line Railway Is now ol
ferlug very low and attractive rates to tbi
Fan-American Exposition at Buffalo, wltl
choice of several routes. Double dally set
vice from all points on Its line In Houth Caro
Una. with through Pullman Service.
For lull Information address your neares
agent or write to Win. Butler. Jr., DlvlslO!
Passenger Agent, Savannah, (ja.
For Sale?Seven shares In Farmers' Banfc
Abbeville. Address, Postofflce Box No.
Ninety-Six, S. C.
My stock of paperback novels must be r (
duced. Come and get my prices on quantl
ties. DuPre's Drug and Book Store.
"Have you seen George 1" If you havn'td
so, for every body says he makes the best lc
cream to be had any whete, you can find bin
at The Speed Drug Co.
Seethe pretty line of box paper Just re
celved by The Speed Drug Co.
> 1 '' .. .
s Happening* and Incidents or a Week
About tbe City.
Abbeville, 8. C? August, 6,1001.
Miss Ida Devlin MoCUntocfe, of OraL and
miss oia .Devlin, or Due west, were in mo
I- oltv one day last week shopping.
i, MIbb Mary Lou Smith, Mr. A. M. Smith and
1 Master W.Joel Smith have returned from a
pleasant week's stay with relatives at Wood*
1 Dr. and Mrs. Frank Y. Pressley, of Doe
t West, were In the city last Wednesday attend.
lng the meeting of the Bible Society. They
were the guests of Mrs. W. A. Templeton
t while In the olty.
r Mr. Bnrkln Lythegoe, of Atlanta, Ga., 1b In
f the olty spending a few days with his mother,
3 Mrs. Margaret Lytbegoe.
i Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Haddon spent one day
last week with relatives In Due West.
t Miss Florence Henry left on Friday for a
- few week's stay at Hendersonvllle, and Ashevlile,
' THE BIBLE SOCIETY.
J The ^Annual meeting of the Abbeville Dls
irici rsjuie oocieiy wtm uoju n cuunua; ?u
r the Methodist Church. Mr. Fraser Lyon read
an excellent and lnstrnotlve paper on "Bible
1 History." Dr. J. Lowrle Wilson read a sketch
of the life of the late Dr. J. O. Lindsay.
J Miss Mary Fawcett. of Spartanburg, Is In
1 the city, the guest of her friend, Miss Mary L.
1 Robertson. Miss Fawoett Is a young lady of
rare personal charms.
Miss Viola Goucbeand Miss Lillian Gouohe,
ol New Orleans, La., are in the olty, the
1 charming guests of Mrs. Charles A.. MUford.
Mrs. J. F. McKlnnon left last Friday for an
extended trip to Hendersonvllle and other
' points of Interest in North Carolina.
Mr. Henry P. Moseley and Mr. Brace Mose1
ley, ol Lowndesvilie, passed through Abbeville
on the way from Ninety 81x, where they
have been to see tbelr sister, Mrs. Lipsoomb.
Miss Maggie Birch, of Newberry. Is In the
city, the gnest of her friend, Mrs. W. C.
AT CEASAR'S HEAD.
The letter from M1m Mary Hemphill published
In last week's Medium was very muoh
enjoyed. Miss Hemphill Is spending some
time at Ceasars Head, and it Is hoped that she
may soon return greatly Improved in health.
Mrs. R. F. Gilliam and Master Edward GIN
Ham returned Friday from a summer outing
at. f'PBsar's Head.
Mrs. ?. S. Barnwell has returned from a
week's stay at Paris Mountain.
Miss Battle Wyman and Mlsa Willie Wyman
left Friday for a month's stay with friends
and relatives In Angusta and Aiken.
Mlsa Ida Alexander, of Washington, Ga.. Is
In the city, the guest of her cousin, Mlaa
Mrs. A. W. O'Farrar returned to her home
In Athens Saturday, after a pleasant stay
with relatives In the olty.
Miss Mary Miles Jordan, of Annlston, Ala.,
and Mr. D. A. P.Jordan, of Greenwood, attended
the danee given here last Friday evening.
The Euohre Club was charmingly entertained
Thursday evening by Mlas Lucia Wardlaw
Mlas MaryTaggart and Mr. William Taggart
have returned from an extended stay
with their aunt, Mrs. Henry Tennent, of
The Ladles Aid Soolety of the Presbyterian
Church held their monthly meeting laat
Thursday evening at the home of Mis* Margret
Brooks. ' \
Miss Lena Pltner, a charming young lady
from Athens, Is In the city, Btaylng with Mrs.
W. R. Bullock.
Dr. J. I. McCain and Prof. E. L. Reld, of
Due West, were In the olty last week attending
the meeting ol the Bible Soolety.
Mr. Wilbur Blake is home again, after a
pleasant month's stay at Hendersonvllle.
Dr. J. Lowrle Wlleon left Monday /or a
three weeks vacation. Dr. Wilson will go to
Old Point Comfort, Richmond, New York
and Waahlngton, before returning.
Miss Annie and Miss Statla Bradley, of
? .. - .. . 1. ~? Um T
Hraaiey, are id iuu cu/, iue kunw ui mn, ?.
C. Kingb. Both of tbe young ladles are attending
tbe Summer School.
Mr. R. C. Wilson spent Sunday with friends
Mr. David H. Henry returned last Friday
from a ten days stay at Pan American Exposition
and left for bis duties at Clemson.
Miss Marie Cromer is In tbe city spending a
while with ber friend, Miss Lnoy Henry.
Mrs. Samuel Wtaorton returned last Thursday
to ber borne In Iva, alter a week's stay
Mr. Robert Jones returned Saturday from
Columbia, where he has been taking a business
course for tbe past three months.
Miss Evie Lewis, one of Anderson's most at
tractive young ladlen, Is expected in tbe city
Thursday. She will be tbe guest of Miss Eliza
Thomson for a few days.
Miss Lillian Power, of Antrevllie. spent last
Thursday in tbe city, tbe guest of ber aunt,
Mrs. James EL McMllllan.
Master Calhoun DeBrahl Is at home, after
a month's stay at Latimer with hlB cousin,
Master Edward Graves.
Miss Eliza Gambrell is at home again, after
a six week's stay at Wllllamston, where she
has been on account of ber health.
Mr. Carl Mathews, of Wlnnsboro, was In
tbe city several days last week, tbe guest of
hie friend, Mr. H. Gillespie Smith.
Mrs. Philip Rosenburg returned Monday
from a week's stav at Glenn Springs.
Mr. T. Gordon White spent Sunday with
frlendR at Woodruff. .
Mr. Ed Rice came over from Greenwood (ant
1 Friday to attend the dance given In Rosenbents
1 Ml88 Helen Sbephard returned to ber hotr"
| In Edeeffeld Monday, after being the guest .
1 Miss Parker for the past ten days.
Mr. R. 8. Link went over to Atlanta Tuesday
to see Mrs. Link wbo Is In Atlanta for
- Mr. J. Perrln Quarles left Tuesday for Erie,
, Penn., where b? goes to attend a bouse party
given by MIsb Fletcher, who is pleasantly re,
' Mrs. J. 8. Norward of Calhoun Falls; was In
town Monday staying wlfh friends.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Garrison left Monday for
an extended stay at Virginia Beach, Ocean
i View and Old Point Comfort.
Mr. Merell Calloway wbo for the past six
months has had a position with the Seaboard
Air Line here, has taken a place in Norfolk.
Miss Nell Walber of Charleston, was the
truest, of Miss Smith Monday. Miss Walker
b left Tuesday for ber home after spending
. sometime in Greenwood as the guest of Mr.
D. A. P. Jordan.
The Men's Whist Club has ajouyned for the
J remainder of the summer. Its meeting will
be resume in October the first, being entert
talned by Mr. J. 8. Link.
ilJUBH .UHZ.1C V/tUlSU IDii itint irc? IUI up. mil
burg, where abe will spend a while with her
aant, Mrs. James Carslile before going to New
r Mr. Lewis Haskell left monday for his
home In Washington, D. C.. after a short stay
i here with bis brother, Mr. L. Cbeves Haskell
' Union Services of the Associate Reformed
r Presbyterian. Methodist and Presbyterian
Churches will be held every Sunday evening
during the month of August. The first of
i theae meeting was held in the Methodist
' Church Sunday evening. Dr. J. L. Wilson
preached an Impressive sermon from the text.
' "The dlsolple that Jeeus loved." The duet,
"My Faith Looks up to Thee," sung by Messrs.
Cochran and Jones, and the solo, "Nearer
Home," by Mr. Jones were beautiful selections
Rev. Mr. Ross, of the Baltimore Conferenoe,
? will preach In the Presbyterian Church Sunday
Miss Norma Mathews has gone to Washington,
Ga., to spend her month's vacation.
Mr. Robert McC. Perrln and Mr. W. Christie
Benet have gone to Baltimore, from there
they will sail for London on a cattle ship.
Tbey expect to be lu England two weeks, In
B this time they will visit Paria.
? KUCHRE CLUB.
i- Miss May L. Robertson will entertain the
Euohre Club Friday evening.
I There will be a musical at tbe School House
a for the teachers who are here attending the
Miss Ola Blgby of Honea Path, Is here attending
the Summer School and staying with
tbe Misses Cater.
Mrs. Will Ellis spent Monday in tbe city
the guest of her friend, Mrs. R. M. Haddon.
'? The friends of Mrs. R. S. LlnK regret to
learn of ber extreme WlneHS at me nospiiai id
I MIhs Lucy Calhoun, of St. Louis, has gone
to Athens to spend a wblle wltb friends after
a week's stay bere.
o Mr. William S. Templeton Is spending a
e few days In tbe country.
Miss Belle Haddon entertained her Sunday
School class at ber borne last Saturday afternoon.
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THAT BLACK DIAMOND.
When Will We Hear tbe Toot of the
Locomotive That Palls the Train
From the Lakes to the Ocean ?
There Is nothing that I enjoy more In the
way of reading than perusing the editorials
that come from beneatb the ready pen ol
Editor Hugh Wilson of The Press and Banner.
Especially was I Interested in an editor
la) that uppeared In last week's paper headed
"The Black Diamond." If I understand any
thing at all In regard to the "Black Diamond'
railroad scheme It Is somewhat tbusly : It
seems that there are two gentlemen or Anderson,
9. C.. Messrs. Trlbble and McKully,
who some two years ago bad a survey made
from Knoxvllle. Tenn., to Port Royal. 8. C.
and got tbe towns through which they passed
to pay certain moneys to help defray tbe expense
of said survey. Abbeville town fooled
up to the tune of 86,000. I understand the;
- -* ? 11 i?aoA Kill
not only maae iae nurvojr iui ?
also obtained the rlghtofway from tbe ownen
of tbe land through wblcb tbe survey passed
In due time tbe 86.000 was called foi
and Abbeville paid up like a little man. Foi
a Iodc wblle after tbln nothing was beard oi
tbe "Black Diamond." It Beemed to have vanIsbed
In smoke till tbe other day Messrs,
Trlbbleand MoKully again tarn ap In oai
midst, gather together a few of the citizens ol
tbe town and make tbem a proposition somewhat
in tbls wise: "Tbe Black Diamond railroad
has been resusslcated and Is certainly
to be built from Port Royal to Kooxvllle, and
will pass tbrough Abbeville. Now what
those who are to build the road want Is this
That Abbeville wilt pay $19,000 to tbe bonders
of tbe road wbea the road Is built tbrougb
Abbeville county and Abbeville town, and
when both passenger and freight trains are
running on schedule time from rori rvoyai iu
Anderson or beyond."
This proposition seems fair enougb. Abbeville
bas already paid 86,000 for a survey, bnt
the survey does not do her any good unless
tbe road is built. Now, If the road la built
and schedule of trains established upon it, It
will certainly be of enough beneflt to Abbeville
to warrant her to pay tbe <19,000, even
though the road never goes any farther to tbe
northward than Anderson, but If U Is ever
built as far as Anderson it 1b more than apt
to be bnllt on to Knoxville.
Every young man wants a pretty attractive
girl for a sweetbeart, and vine versa, every
girl wants a handsome, manly young man for
a sweetheart; and so likewise every county
and township wants one or more good first
class railroad lines to pass through Its boundaries.
Webaveoneln (be 8. A. L., and all
know that that road has made Abbeville
what It Is today, and if we could get another
in rhe "BlaoK Diamond" Abbeville would be
O. K. and Greenwood would have to wblstle.
It is a well known fact to all tbe older citizens
of Abbeville that she "'dropped ber podding"
when she by Indifference failed to get
tbe C. & W. C. built through here and allowed
it to go tbrongh Greenwood. I understand
that after tbe building of this road to tbe
south of usAnd tbe Savannah Valley to tile
west of ub that this town begafl to fall off
rapidly In oonntry trade. And tbe mischief
only knows what would have become of the
j good old town If the S. A. L. bad not been
built through here it 1892. Tt bas gotten so In
tbis day and generation that tbe town that
bas tbe most railroads is tbe one that is
strictly "In tbe swim."
I don't know of a railroad to be built that
would be a better paying Investment than a
road from the coal fields of Tennessee to a
fine South Atlantic deep water port such as is
Port Royal. It would pass through a splendid
farming country all tbe way In this State. If
the road was ever built through to Knoxville
It would more than likely be extended on to
Columbus, Ohio, where splendid railroad
connections could be bad to tbe lakes, and
thus would be formed a direct air line from
lake Brie to a South Atlantic port, and Abbeville
would derive untold benefits from having
such a road pass through tier boundaries.
From tbe very first time I ever heard of this
'Black Diamond" scheme, it has always put
me in mind of a road that was engineered
through and built In the early nineties by
Arthur Stllwell, from Kansas City, Mo., to
Port Arthur, Texas. He had to contend
against all kinds of opposition, but he fought
bravely on and finally got blB road built
through, and it was known by the name of
K. C. P. St G. It bas done splendid business
in tbe past and is today a good paying road,
* 1 "Ttrornsi hnllHIno' nn t.hfl
' UUU uao UUUO UJUVU iunc*?u ?r
towns through which It runs, la now known
by the name of the K. C. Southern. Hope the
' Blaok Diamond." or a road by any other
Dame would do as well, will soon be built
from Port Royal to Knoxvllle, or Anderson
I any way, and that before the year 1905, we
may bear the toot of the locomotive In our
midst as It duIIs the passenger and freight
trains over the rails of the "Black Diamond."
TheD, and ODly then will Abbeville have to
"poney out" 819.000, and It will be well worth
It to have the road. W. H.'M.
Abbeville, 8. C., August 5,1901.
RECEIVED NO PAY FOR SPEECHES.
Mr. Bryan Msbel Reply to a Comf
mnnicatlon In the Post.
In the last Issue of the Commoner Mr.Bryan
devoted attention to ? communication by Mr.
J. L. Eager 16 The Washington Post of July
15. In which the writer charged the late candidate
for President with commercialism, asserting
that he bad exacted payment for his
speeches In the campaigns. Mr. Bryan says:
"Similar charges have appeared from time
to time during the last five years and I have
answered them. Every person has had an
opportunity to know of the falsity of these
charges, but as The Washington Post Is usually
careful In its statements, I make this denial
for its benefit. I never received any compensation
of any kind from the .National
Committee, from any State committee, county
committee, or other committee, or from
any Individual for any speech wbfcb I made
during the campaigns of 1896 and 1900. Neither
did I ever have any negotiations with any
person or committee In regard to compensation
for any speech. I have been informed
that in some Instances the expense of the
.? - ? uIaU ?? ? ? !?/! IKo mamhnro nf
special irmu wuiuu Miitou mu uivuiwu.w v.
toe committee, the newspaper men, ana myself
was borne by tbe towns visited, bat I
never knew of tbe details of each arrangements
and never received aoy of tbe proceeds
therefrom; neither was It ever suggested
to me tbat I should refuse to speak on any
platform or at a place because tbe money bad
not been raised. It often happened tbat because
of tbe shortness of tbe time, the lateness
of tbe train, or tbe density of tbe crowd
I spoke from tbe rear of the train rather than
from the platform erected, but the change in
the programme was never due, at tbe town
mentioned or anywhere else, to tbe failure of
a local committee to pay money to the committee
In charge of the train or to me.
"Republicans who are both able and willing
to accept transportation lrom tbe railroads
bave frequently criticised the Democratic
committees for raising money by subonrintlon
to Day for the blrlng of trains, but I
believe it much better for our committees to
raise tbe money necessary for excursion
trains, and thus be free from obligation to tbe
railroad companies. I may add tbat when I
traveled aloue I paid my own traveling expenses."
Tbe sermon preacbed at tbe Baptist cburoh
last Sunday evening by Mr. Gordon, from ]
Tim. 5:6, was an interesting one. Tbe subject
of tbe discourse wad "The Pleasures wblcb
tbe Christian iMust Forego."
He said partly: 1st, Tbe Christian must
abstain from those things tbey were in doubl
about. "And he tbat doubteth is damned li
be eat, because he eateth not of faith,'
Rom. 14:23. 2nd, Tbe Christian must foregc
those things tbat lead others in sin. As Paul
said If by tbe eating of meat be made hU
brother to offend, be would eat no meat while
tbe world stood. The pluylng of cards wat
looked upon by tbe world as sinful. So loi
tbat reason, if for no other, tbe Christian
must not play cards. 3rd, Must abstain from
tbose things which offend. 4tb, Those things
which have tbe taint of sin. The latest stallstics
show that 91 per oent of the fallen women
In the United States, owe their fall to the
ball room. Therefore the Christian should
keep away from the dance, otb, Must abstain
rrom acymiQg luai, pulm oim iu tt mine ngui.
The going to see plays, though the one gone
to might be moral and all right, brings such
a Christian Into disrepute before the world.
0th, Must abstain from pleasures Into which
they cannot take Christ with them, and
also from pleasures they cannot auk the
blessings of (iod upon. A Christian ydung
man was asked to dance by <t beautiful young
lady; did not refuse, but when upon tfc'e floor
said, must first pray for the blessing of Ciod
upon the dance. He prayed. The dance was
turned Into a prayermeeting. 'Jth, Must abstain
from those things that may not show
forth the life of Christ.
He closed by saying that the Christians
need not give up life, but could have much
pleasure in tbe world without Indulging in
harmful amusements. W. H. >1.
August Oth, 1901.
THE SUMMER SCHOOL.
, Where Teacher* ore Instructed In the , ^
Art of Teaching.
This Is tbe third week of tbe session of the / ikaI
Bummer Hcoool for Teachers In Abbeville J ?f|
i County. The enrollment has been larger than
i ever before, and tbe average attendance Is
f better. Prof. Qllllam 1r conducting tbe exer- . - wh
' clwes in a way which 1? most satisfactory to
' All, auu lO OIH euoriB uiuy uo amiuumu iu a
1 degree the great success of the school.
We note tbe following teachers present:
' Mies Kate Hutchinson, Due West.
Miss Annie McWhorten.
Miss Lula Penney, Abbeville.
MIbs Nora Pettlgre. * ' iSim
> Miss Emma White, Abbeville.
Miss Mattle Winn.
I Jos. J. Kilgore, Lethe.
Frank Brad ley. Troy.
! Miss Lula Blackwell.
' Miss Fannie Brown. ' Miss
May Lyon, Abbeville.
i Mrs. Cason, Abbeville.
Miss Maggie Evans, Lebanon.
Miss Lizzie Glbert, Lebanon.Mrs.
J. G. Baakln, Lowndesvllle. :c
f Miss Annie Bradley,Troy.
Miss Ora Blgby, Honea Path. iijifl
Charles Crowther. j ' ;S
Miss Marie 8. Cromer, Abbeville.
r Miss Statla Bradley, Troy.
Miss JiiiieD Beawrigni, uue wem. ->.?
Miss Bell Kay, Honea Path. 'fsB
Miss Annie Cochran, Abbeville.
I X188 Lola Crawford, Doe West.
Miss Lessle Fisher, Abbeville.
Miss Annie Loo Wham, Abbeville.
Miss Annie Boles, Lowndesvllle.
i Miss Eunice Calhoun, Abbeville.
I Miss Mary Nicklss. Abbeville.
i Mire Alice Greene. Dne West.
> Mlas Mackle Black well. Dae West,
Miss Eliza Thomson, Abbeville.
J. B. Glbert, Lebanon.. - '?)??
Miss Mattle Reagan, Troy. Vffij
i Miss Meta Brownlee, Abbeville.
Miss Moille Cochran, Abbeville.
Miss Bettle Evans, Keaton.
Miss lsabelle Evans, Abbeville.
Miss Lennie Covin, Mt. Carmel. i
Miss Essie Douglass, Abbeville.
Miss Nina Wham, Abbeville. -;&fl
MIm .Tnlia Kfillfir. Abbeville.
Miss Jennie Arrants, Abbeville. '
Miss Caaale Fleming;, Abbeville.
R. B. Cheatham, Wlilington. iysB
Miss Lemmie Trlbble, Dae West.
Miss Joele Lvon, Abbeville.
Miss Janle Holllngsworth Abbeville.
Mis* Jennie White, Abbeville.
M. M. Mann. Lowndesville. .-ijffl
Miss Nellie Pressiy,Verdery.
Miss Nora Caddy, wldemans. *8S
Miss Bevvie Wilder, Abbeville.* .
Miss Rosa Maxwell, Abbeville.
Miss Florence Templeton, Abbeville. v'aM
Miss Mollis Boott, Lowndeevllle.
' Miss Virginia Eakin, Abbeville. ?
Miss Ina Finkerton, Abbeville.
Mibs Florence Henry. Abbeville.
Miss Bettle Barksdale, Abbeville.
Miss Claudia Johnson, Donalds.
Mrs. A. A. Seawrlght.
Miss Nannie Mattlson, Mattlson. v>?
Misa S. L. Douglass, Abbevll le.
Miss Elizabeth Grant. Mt. Carmel. ingH
Miss Mart Morrow. Verdery.
Misa Lemmie Trlbble, *'j
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and the finest Museum of Natural History
In tbe South. B. A., B. S. and A. M.
courses ottered. .f?fj
Tuition, $40, payable In two Instalments. .
Board In College Dormitory can be obtained
at 810 a month. One Scholarship giving free I i.M
tuition 1b assigned to each oounty of South
Carolina, the holder to be appointed by tbe ' (SB
Judge of Probate and the County tinperlQr
tendent of Education. All candidates for ad- .' '?*P
mission are permitted to compete for vaoant
Boyce Scholarships, which pay flBO a year
Entrance Examinations will be held in Abbe : K-&1
vllle, on. July 12tb, 1901, by tbe County Super
Intendeut and Judge of Probate. Nextses
slon opens September 30,1901. For catalogae
Jane 10,1901. President. '
I ABBEVILLE Mill if
IS NOW READY TO STORE
Cotton, Grain, Guano,
Heavy Groceries ?
AND ALL FARM PRODUCTS. jg
It Will Also Be Prepared to Press and
Store all Hay Brought to -pj
Tbe Company will continue to erect other
buildings sufficient to meet all tbe demands
(or storage. \ -fflm
JOHN LYON, l|
June 12,1901. tf
Barred Plymouth Rocks. M
1 THE BARRED ROCK IS UNQUESTIOi*- * ' jM
ably the most popular fowl in America ^
to-day. They are hardy and prolific layer* of
large brown eggs; they are good winter layers,
having no certain time ot the year to lay.
They are good but not persistent setters, and
and make excellent mothers.
EGGS $1.00 PER 13.
Make post office money order payablb
Abbeville, S. C. R. G. HAGEN,
Shipping point Abbeville, S. C.
Dr. S. G. Thomson,
OFFICE DP-STAIRS ON MoILWAlN
Corner, Abbeville, 8. 0.