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BY HUGH WILSON. " A rreville. s. c. c WPubllshed every Wednesdp at 82 year In advance. Wednesday,Dec. 23,1903. Wasn't m CrHiy as They Though Him to Be. About a month ago Mr. Joe N. Nance cam to town to Invest some money in cotton. A the time it was thought tbat bis reckless buj lng might be attended with serious results t blm. Cotton was then a little over nine centstbe highest price tbat Mr. Nance paid beta 9.40. He pat a hundred bales in tbe w?n house, and then went to tbe smaller markei where, presumably, he thought be might bu cotton cheaper than the same could be bad s Abbeville. It Is certain, however, that be lfet tbe flel at tbls place, where there were so many buj era. With ootton at 12% to 13 cents It would seer that Mr. Nance has made more money o the cotton that he bought In Abbeville tbH be made on the ootton which be grew on hi . farm. He must be $1,500 abead on blB Abbi vllle speculation. That is a nice little sun wnlcb any of us would like to have. ' Dr. Thomson, tbe President of the Ne< Bank, Is about as lucky as Mr. Nance. H put bis crop, about a hundred bales, in tb warehouse and It is there yet. By holding he must be $1,500 abead. A. M. Hill's Son pat tbelr cotloa in the warehouse and wl make as much as Dr. Thomson. But there I this dlfierence between tbem. Dr. Tbomso can Invest his money in tbe new bank, bi Mens. A. M. Hill's soos have no particular ut for their money. Please help them to devlf some means by which they can Invest tbe! profits. Nearly all of as knew that cotton was golc op, bat tbe trouble with some ol as was, v were afraid tbe price might tumble, and lea\ as In a hole. In tbe summer this editor so! bin prospective crop, which he did not ge He carried out his contract by buying M ootton at 10% to sell at 9 cents, and, in tb transaction, we are again reminded of tt It fact tbat we do not know It all, and tbat v had better let farming alone. If we bad bs tbe sagacity of Mr. Nanoe, or Mess, Hill Sons, or Dr. Thomson, we might have bougl ootton enough to make us rich, instead i selling enough to make us poorer. - Tbe New Bank. Tbe new bank It about to organize, wli Dr. S. Q. Thomson, president; R. E. Co: cashier; Frank E. Nlckles, Telller. Tbe offloers are good business men, ac tbey will serve tbe bank and tbe people faltl fully, and stockholders and business men wl no doubt bave abundant reason to be please The oorneretore, occupied by Ur. Jonee I Miller, bas been bought at $3,000 lor the du poee of transforming It into a bank bulldin The oapltal Block subscribed is aboi 930,000. . Tbe more money that we bave the cbeapi tbe rate of interest, and tbe cheaper tbe ra of interest the greater tbe development tbe manufacturing interest, and the greati tbe development of tbe manufacturing lute est ibe larger will be tbe field for tbe emplo; mentof labor of all kinds, and the greati employment of labor, tbe greater tbe olrcnli tlon of money, and tbe greater tbe circul tlon of money, tbe greater tbe demand I goods and homes, and wltb tbe greater tl demand for goods and bomes, will come t) Increased demand for lauds and bouses i blgber prloes, and tbe higher prices of lam and bouses, wilt belp out tbe taxes, and II more taxea tbe more public improvemen we can make, and tbe cost of tbe public it provements puts the money back into cl culation. If all the money does not get I elroulatlon In this way. then the echo teaoher will come along and get tbe balanc He will put bis money out at Interest, at thus belp the borrower. And be who bel| tbe poor lends to tbe Lord. If, therefore, y? like tbe security and are willing to lend < tbe termB, down with tbe dust. At the Head of the Hoase. Mr. C. G. Haddon, has bought tbe dre goods, millinery, and drees making depai ment of ''The Fair," in Balnbrldge, Georgl of which be has been manager. When 1 was at Abbeville in tbe store of Mess. R. I Haddon <k Co., tbe young folk called bl Clifford Haddon. He was then studying at learning tbe business of pleasing custome and making money under as good teacbe and aa auccesful merchants as ever so goods. Their motto has been to sell bone goods at honest prices, and when goods we a little late in the season, they went for whs ever they would bring. Taking lesBonB from the ^successful at honorable Arm of R M. Haddon & Co., we a not surprised at Clifford Haddon's eucoef In fact, we would bave been surprised if 1 had not suoceeded. If he doesn't prosper ar get rloh It will be his own fanlt. The rigl lessons from the right firm, drilled into U right'boy, willbring results, as has been tt ^ case with more than one young man who hi gone out of Haddon's store. There is, f< instanoe, Walker W. Edwards of Due Wee A better man, or a more deserving yout man. would be bard to find, and we hope tt good people of Due West will appreciate wbi we have lost, and what tbey have gained to his transfer from Abbeville to tbe city of Co leges and good people. In time Mr. C. G. Haddon will be in Bali Ar i>nn ova \ UliU(0, tv Lic*w *? iUi uauuuu u> wi, uvtt h?w * Abbeville, namely : Distinguished and pre mlnent examples of tbe thrift which can t gained by Industry and good Judgment. Christmas. We can't all be rich, but we oanall enltlval loving bearU. If we ean't (give costly gift , we can give loving words and do deeds < kindness. If yon are not able to give each of your 11 tie children an automobile or a horse an robber tire buggy, you can sorely loduc Santa Clause to bring your little ones some < the many beautiful toys that can be had 1 any of our stores for a song. While at Christmas tlmeB all hearts shoul be filled to overflowing with the mllfc c nuuuuii tiuuuen buu wuiiD me i_urihua graces,should shine out resplendently, yei you have la tbe Innermost recesses of you heart, a particular spite at one of your uelgt bora you can easily enough wreak vengeanc on him by buying his little boy a drum or tin horn. If after this the little boy doesn play bis part of the game, then you can g< him a few fire crackers, and a billy goat. Even If that neighbor then does not wis that you were at the bad man's house, am occupying a good warm seat on the stove, h will be sure to regret that he had not diewhen be was a baby. Question T. It might be well for Congress to decide, one for all, whether fool Demoorats and wicke< Mormons are eligible to seats In either House Is a Mormon more of a public ememy than ai opponent of the canal? The country couli get along without either?Mormons or oppo nents of the caoal. Of the two we think tb opponent of tbe oanal tbe greater enemy o tbe publlo welfare. From our standpoint, i Mormon Is on nearly tbe same ground as th man who puts away bis wife and marrte another, with this difference, however, thi Mormon does not tarn bis wives out of tb hnnan bnt takes care of all comer8. W. f , - ' ' t Dedication. ? We see by the News and Courier that the . "Young Men's Hebrew Social Club," has made an Interesting program lor the dedication ceremony of Its rooms. We think such r dedication right and proper. In connection with ihe above may we not ask 11 it 1b not eminently proper lor Christian " people to dedicate their homes? The faith H which Christians profess promotes the purity and the sweetness of the fireside as well as the health and the happiness of the family. Then, when a new house is opened and when _ the family goes In, wby not dedicate It, and the family in the presence of friends and kln1 dred, to tne holiest of all these t hings which make life worth living, and which teach us e the blessedness of the hope of happiness be* t yond the grave? ' We have preachers in our homes at all o times. Inourjoy and in our sorrow, when we marry and when we die, at our firesides - and at our graves, we have the sweet' mesg sages of love and grace from those who minis a- ter spiritual tnings, tnen wuen a Dew nouse;s bold Is established aod a Dew bout-e Is set y apart for the family, wby sbodld not tbe it preacher come, and wby should not kindred and friends be present, to dedicate tbe new d bomeand toask adlvlDe blessiDgj r- , , d Hlsnlonarleii Needed. n While some most excellent people are D greatly Impressed with the necessity ot seadls log the Bible to heathen lands, and to such other places as know not thti beauties, tbe >> sweets ana tbe comforting assurances ot our holy religion, we ere alraid tbat our neigh* bors are being forgotten.or neglected. e What would tbe heathen lands, or what e would the followers of Confucius thlDk II 11 tbey knew that cmldet oar BibUs, and Id 'B sight of the spires of tbe temples in wblcb " our altars are erected, ibe people were ai16 tacking funeral processions? Wbat would 0 tbey tblnk lf.tbcy knew tbat tbls christian 11 people In one of tbe chief cities of this Cbris e tlan land, fearing violence If tbey attempted >e to bury tbelr dead, are concealing tbelr belr reavement, or seeking to bury loved by secret movements ? S If more disgraceful scenes ever occurred re among tbe followers of Confuclns tban have 'e been recently enacted In Chicago in attacks d lng funeral processions, we are not informed of tbe fact. ,e It is to be boped tbat our churches may 18 undertake to bring tbe violators of law and 16 decency in that oity under tbe banner ol re peace. id 's u Mablne FJmires of Themselves. of Tbe United States Senators from Georgia are making themselves ridiculous before tbt American people by their foolish and undlg nlfled utterances as to their probable oi possible votes on the Panama oanal, as well as In charging tbe President aud others wltb h Improper connection with the revolution oe tbe isthmus. If an ordinary Juryman is admonished tc ld keep his mouth shut In "reference to any casc tl' that be is hearlne. then bow much more bind' " iDg should the rale be upon United State* d- Senators who are tbe highest Jurors in all the world. r" Wbere Is tbe wisdom of saying If tbe Prenl6 dent did so and so? Why not ask for tbe in^ 11 formation, and when the Information it furnished, Is the time to make declarations. sr Tbe recent reported talks of tbe Senator* te lack a great deal of coming up to our ideas ol 01 the dignity and propiety of the speech becom Br ing a United States Senator. r" The elephant represents tbe g. o. p. The donkey, it seems to us, very properly repreer sents at least a portion of tbe Democratic Sen< a ators. a or " 3f Welcomc Retnrn. ae The Methodists of this city are very mucb ai pleased with tbe return of their pastor tb( is Rev. P. B. Wells. ie And all our people Are glad to welcome Rev te James M. Lawson back to tbe home of bli c- birth. Mr. LawsoD 1h a new member of Con <hla In nn ? a r\\t> r- ICIOUWC, OUU IUIO .O OL. UUVUU IV ".U ~.v Id borne where everybody uned to know bltu ol and where everybody has tbeslncerestregarc :e. for him. He comes to minister to the church id at the cotton mills In Abbeville and in Greeo pe wood. >u ltl >o Correction. In oar notes on "Possibilities and Probablll ties" of course varlon6 errors of omission and commission occurred. An error of commission was In saying that none ot the doctor) 88 were bom In Abbeville. Dr. F. E. Harrlsor rt was born here. An error of omission was It a' the failure to name Mr. Thos. C. Seal as one o ie the most public spirited cltlzeDS that Abbe vllle ever had, aud that monuments to bli m enterprise are to be seen in more than on< ld place. He deserves well at the hearts and rP hands of hlB countrymen. Tb Id - Bt Knows the Wrong: Way. re . If the editor of the Press and Bannei should ever give advice In the matter 0 |d selling or holding cotton, bis recent ezper! re ence in disposing 01 qib own crop, jb a Bumw cleat guarantee tbat be knows tbe wronj ie way, and then you can act differently frotr |d tbat which he advlBes. at *- - > le ]e Automatic Month. is If some patent conld be secured wberebj jr Senator Morgan's automatic power of speed it. oould be silenced for a short time tbe coun !g try would experience a great relief. >e ? ? ? " DUE WEST. 1 n. Pcrfionnl PnrHirrHDhN From tbe Col n leice Cily. >- Due West, S. C., Dec. 21,1908 >e Mrs. Rebecca Agnew has returned from an extended visit to ber eon, Mr. H. D. Agnew of New York city. Miss Ola Barron, of tbe Female College, will spend ber holidays at borne In Rock Hill. Miss Eva CllnkscaleB bas returned borne from Limestone College, to spend tbe bolldays. te Mrs. Bernard Carllsle.of Newberry,and Mlsf R Nell, spent several days of last week with ' Miss Nell Stack, of tbe Female College, Mrs. 5' Carlisle's sister. Miss Margaret Klngb and Master William Rlugb of Abbeville, spent Saturday witb re'a, tlveebere. e d Miss Jennie M. Galloway, vocal teacher, of :e All Healing Seminary, will return tbls week to upend Christmas holidays. Misses Carrie and Fannie Wldeman, who 11 are teacblog at Moscow, S. C., are home for 86ver&) weeks. a Mrs. J. A. Copeland of Waynsboro, Ga.. Is visiting ber parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. " Cllnkscales. ' D rais? oiaua n iuciuhu, nr., in vimuuk aire. i? J. C. Klugh of Abbeville 8. C. Mr. P. A. Pressley and Mr. Henery Young lr arrived In Dae West last week from Nashi vllle, Tenti. Tbey are taking a coarse in ,e Vanderbllt University. MIhs Janle Love of Talyorsvllle. N. C., spent fl several days with friends In the Female Col't lege last week. She wqs on Her way to Mexico, where she will be engaged In Foreign MIbsIod work. Miss Neil Stack, teacher of Expression In b tbe Female College, was called home by teled gram last Sabbatb, announcing tbe death of ber mother of Selma, Ala. Sbe left lmrnedl? ately for Selma. d Mr. James Young arrived home from Columbia, Mo? last week where he is taking a Medical course. This Is bl6 first visit home lnoe be left two years ago. Miss Lizzie Nickels Is bere to spend Christmas with homefolks. Prof. F. Earle Bradbam Principal of the e Public school, will spend the Christmas boll uewjb hi uis uuluo iu mauuiu^, ?. v. 1 I COTTON MARKET. e * f Reported by W. D. Bttrkadale. tt Number oi bales received since last Tues e day 600. 7 8 Price ranging from 11 8-4 to 12-95 cents, e Market closing at 12%cents. 0 Cotton seed 28 cents per bushel. Estimated loads of hay . Price ranglDg from 35 to 60 per bandred pounds. *"* . ..... -;v - -y.) ; m EAST END I; |c ?'i. ?t "H" Spfs nnil Ilourn on I|1h| Round* In Country ami lu Town* Abbeville. 3. (1. Dec. 23,19(13. i F SANTA CI. A US AND CHRISTMAS. \ 1 | A merry Christmas loone and all. especially c the correspondents and readers ol the Press and Banner, not ioruettlng the editor. May it be especlnlly bright and hitppy to the children and hh they are tucked in tbelr little beds with a sweet, kiss, and happy good night from mother and father, may they have bright visions ol Santa Claus and tils tiny reindeer, as they clatter along, briuglntf !*>.?? and gooil things lotbeiu. Let us do all we can 1 lo make the cUlidreu happy for in tiielr happiness will we bu satisfied. JOYOUS CUKISTMAS TIDE. Next Friday will beChiistmas, tbe day set apart, and celebrated by a Christian nation as | the birthday of our Saviour. How will it be ( celebrated ? In revelry and riot, or as becometh a clvliiz.-d Christian peoplftf On this j glad day every heart should swell with gratl- g Itilde and love, and lifto me nuepm-iun nuu magi of old be ready to do homage to the , King of kings, even the Infaut Messiah. ( Let the little children be to'd the story of the "bahe" born In "Bethlehem of Judea" whoae birth we celebrate; forbad It not been j for His birih we would have had noCtrlst , mas, then let. all be happy on this gladsome j day and spend It In Innocent pleasure?doing j all we can to makeolherB happy, not forgetting the poor. I | THE CARRIER BOYS AND CHRISTMAS. ' When all the world is rejoicing, the R K. D < hoys are on their u<ual rounds, and on this I ChrlHtmastlde contribute to the happiness of their patrons In carrying letters, and present* ' from friends aDd loved ones, far and near, . tbus It Is we spend orr Christmas, but as It Is i our duty, we make the best of It, and are bap I py ail the samp. Appreciating the many i courtesies and kind and thoughtful atten- ' lions shown us during ibe past year, we wish I for our patroL6 one and all a very happy : Christmas. i i NEWS GLEANINGS ALONG ROUTE NO. 3. The public schools will close Wednesday afternoon for the holidays. . Lebanon school, Miss Isabella EvanR teacher, will have a Christmas tree Thursday night for I he school and neighborhood. Sharon's high school will close Wednesday afternoon with dialogues, essays, recitation* onrt unepehes. at wLloh I he patrons and friends will be most highly entertained. Prof. Harmon and bis popular and efficient assistant. Miss NannleGllliam, will make the occasion Interesting to all. Prof. Knox, principal of Betnel school, and 1 Miss Reua Kennedy,.principal of Fern Cllfi academy, will also close for tbe holidays. Miss Annie Mary Evans, one among tbe nrettlestand brightest young ladles on Route No. 8, Is expected bome today from Greenville College, where she will unite with loved ones and friends on tbls Joyous occasion. ! Masters Willie and Robert Wlisou are bome ' from Letbe school and will spend tbe bolidsys with their mother and grandparents at Lebanon. Misses Sarab and Maggie Evans were among tbe visitors shopping in tbe city last Monday. 1 Mrs. Mastie A. Wilson after a pleasant visit ! to friends Is bome for tbe holidays. Mr. Will Brltt was In the Fiatwoods last week with bis shredding macbtnedoiog some ' nice work for Major Parker and others. I Misses Belle and Rockle McKenzle were among tbe pretty young ladles shopping In the city last Monday. 1 Miss Isabella Evans, the pretty and accomplished teacher of tbe Lebanon school, knows how to manage a runaway horse as well as h sobool. As we were returning bome one afi ternoon last week, we were surprised to see a . spirited animal hitched to a top buggy, with Miss Isabelle and little sister the only occu1 pants dashing through the cotton field at a i rapid pace?almost on tbe fl>? golnif so fast, yet amid tbe fright we heard Ml<-s Gvxns as she neared us, speak words of cheer to the lit' tie one at her side while she calmly and with a steady band and true eye guided tbe (right, ened animal Into the road where she brought bim to a stand still without any accident whatever. > Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Riley, of Piedmont, are I spending Christmas with Mr. J. G. Walker and family. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Penney, of Sharon, were shopping In the city last Monday, and a cas, ual glance at their buggy would indicate that they bad paid a visit to .Santa Claus. No mall may be expected by the patrons on . the "3rd" day of Christmas, as the carriers will rest that day. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Woodburst, of Sharon, returned last Monday alter paying a visit to Santa Claus In the city. Mr. J. T. Hunter and fami y bave moved ! from Route No. 3 Into the Warrenton section. aud now get their mail over Route No. 1. ! Miss Jessie Scbram, one of Sharon's lively and pretty young ladles,accompanied by her brother was a visitor to the city last week. Mr. James H. Buskin and family have mov! ed into the Sharon neighborhood, occupying the dwelling recently vacated by Mr. J. T. I Hunter. They are welcomed by many friends and wearezlad to number them on Routes. Mr. M.J. Link and family bave moved to I the Johnson plantation about one mile nearer o Abbeville. In their change we wish for tbem a bappy and prosperous year. Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Edwards were among the visitors in tbe city on Monday. Mrs. Mattle Adams returned to ber bome at Sharon last Saturday from a pleasant visit to her daughter In Augusta, Mrs. W. H. Edmonds, whom she left with a tine baby boy. Miss Rena Kennedy, tbe pretty and accom pllsbed teacher of Fern Cliff fohool, will 1 spend the holidays with bomefolks at Troy. A telephone line to McCormlck Is now lo process of erection. The posts are now being laid along the road. This lioe will Up tbe 1 Abbeville and McCormlck line at tbe two i mile rook on tbe Calhoun's mill road, and f will run from thence down tbe Snake road via Little Mountain, or near it, on lo McCormlck. , PERSONAL MENTION. ? Congressman P. Wyntt Aiken Is bome for l tbe holidays. Tbe R. F. D. carriers leel very grateful to blm for tbe bill be Introduced in rvinaroBc uKtrln? for a better salarv for them. and be may restasBured they will "pull" lor blm at tbe next election. Col. Aiken 1b the right man iu tbe right place and this people may rest assured their Interests will he taken . care of by blm and Congressman Latimer. Mr. R. L. Dargan, one of Abbeville's travel< lngsalesmen, who Is a hustler In his line, Is . welcomed home by friends and bomefolks for the holidays. Mr.C. P.Hammond is hustling dorlns: tbe i holidays lor tbe wide awake firm of P. Roseni berg & Co Give blm a call and if he don't sell you, it wont be because be failed to outtalk you. Mrs. Frank B. Gary has returned home after a delightful visit to bomefolks at Florence. Miss K?te Marshall expects to spend Christmas with Irlenrts in Washington, D. C. j Mr. Rayford Power Is home from tbe Medical College of Baltimore, and Is at his old place?In the store of Dr. U. A. MUford?where be welcomes his friends with a pleasant smile and ready hand. His friends are glad to see blm bome again. We are glad tbe wheels of time have rolled brother James M. Lawson and family back to this their old bome, where they hold a warm place In the hearts of bosts of friends. Brother Lawson is in charge of tbe factory churches of this city and Greenwood, and will make . his bome In Abbeville. , Uur emcieni ana popmnr postmaster >ir. tv ' S. Link Ib already receiving Christmas nres ents from bis lady friends. It would seem wblle he is remembered at borne be la not forgotten by those far away. "DRIVEN FROM HOMB." Remember thlB beautiful play comeB off during tbe holidays and will be tbe play of the season. Watch for the date and be on i band and you will be delightfully entertained OUR SICK FRIENDS. Mrs. M. C. Gary who has been quite slefe with grippe is much better. Miss Sarah Klugb, who has been bo extremely 111, Is now convalescing Mrs. Waller Wilson Is still Improving. Mr. Scott Hammond Is tbe proud father of a baby girl born to Mrs. Hammond, Saturday, the 19tb. LEAVING ABBEVILLE. Mr. Fred Hill, of Salisbury, N. C., Is expected In tbe city tomorrow (Tbursdaj) and will spend Christmas day wltb home folks, when be and Mrs. Hill will return to Salisbury Saturday. where they will make their home for tbe present- We regret to 6ee these good people leavine Abbeville, ana bope It wlil only be for a short time. REFLECTIONS FOR CHCVCH MEMBERS. I I Tho onnfersnrp vnar 1908 has findeel. nnil with It many changes tiave been brought about. We of the M. E. church of this city are delighted at the return ot our pastor, Rev. 1*. B. WeliHHOd his family, and we believe we speak the aentltueDtof the comrnunity when we say they, too, are well pleased ai his return. , How do you stand, dear rei.det ? Are you satisfied wiih the return Of jour pastor, or with the oue seut In liIk place, or are you one of the "kickers" or "chronic grumblers," never satisfied ? . If so. wli) ? I Are you In any way to blame, or Is all the fault of your preacher, whom you say Is not i gifted with an eloquent flow of language? i prajstoo long, aud speaks too loud. In short < Ik a poor preacher, and a very indifferent pastor, theretore doesu't suit the congregation at all. Well, lets l?e honest with ourselves, and In the sluht ol (iod in answering the following questions: Have I faithfully kept my church vows, and performed the duties devolving upon me as a church member? Havel held up the hands of my pastor and encouraged him In bis work? Have I attended public ] worsm p wmi u pruj enui p(j"ll?uu wim nuc-i sire to he benefitted, or merely Id a perfunc-'. lory way? Have I worked In the pruyerj' meeting and Sundtty school ? In short have I j done all 1 could to develop tbe growth of the I church, and prosper the work of the Lord?' If we have not, then let us resolve to work ? V ' ' J'-"v"^\l0 :f ~f~' * >, 7 ' r?.v ~ . v ' V. nore faithfully the coming year, so that at iln ilose both pastor Hnd people may loot hack ipoo the year 1904 as well spent lb the service if the Lord. - - I IN TilE METHODIST CHURCH. Next. Sunday the paBtor, Rev. P. B. Wells, vlll delivers sermon appropriate to the occh- ( ilon'. There will be a special orchestra who vtil render OhrlMmuK anthems and music needed for the occnhIoo. The public are most :ordially Invited to attend. TROY. Popular Jlijfh School?Geltluic Hoiue fur flaw II itlillll v??PIkmnhuI tVurilN lor the Press* nud Banner. Troy S. C.t Dec. 28,1903. Christmas gift Mr. Editor! Now If we area Itile early Justconsider yourself caught Prilay. AtesdameB Katbrine Smart of Chicago and 3. C. Smart ol Brooklyn, N. Y~ are here to ipend a week witb Mrs. J. S. Harris. Dr. Brown ol Newberry was up last week ffltU a view of movlDK here to educate bin :inldren. Our school Is a magnet In our town. Miss Ktueca Hanvey of LnDg Cane Is ai louts Seminary in school and Air. Conuer ianvey is Home from Clemson ou a stuut .'iMt. These bright students are children ol Vlr. G. A. Hauvey, a great planter of Lon^ Jane. Mr. H. H T;;ggart and sister Miss Minnie, rom CiearSpiiugs were at Liberty Hill with ;beir, sister Mrs. L,. W. Hheppard last week. Mr. Paul Lyon and uNter Miss Margaret ire in Abbeville to attend the marriane ol Lbelr cousin M ins Virginia Eakiu. ? _ y,? U1, tuiimuhie Christian Mia. iUBIjr ijiunu ?" IVomriu died suddeuiy at Woodrufls lanl Moulay, while visiting tier children. She was 9rought home and lata beside loved ones id Long Cane, sue has always Uvea amongst iiH a klDd neighbor aud lovlug mother, She was the last member of tue family, her Drotber, Mr. J. C. Little havlug died sever* I years ago. Jesus has bidden her come up tilgber. Her children have great sympathy in ibis sorrow. Mrs. a. JT Davis and pretty little Addie Bed are home irom a visit id Greenwood. Our frieuds aud kindred at Bellvue aod Ulear Springs are gett ng rattier 'touy?" new telephones are being put up ana a new line is b? lug stretched. The K. F. I), mall is carried to their doors aud tney are happy folas. The residence of Mr. James WiUeman wai> totally destroy ed by Ore last Thursday A. M. at Mill way. ...?..?,orn mill unnnd Xrnaa in their home V/UI travuwio ?r" circles witD oue excepllou ; Miss Roman wbo will visit Id Bellvue or Long Cane, Prol. RoblDSon goes to Lancaster, Miss Janle Masun iu Gibson N. C., and Msls Alleen Turner In Greenwohd. x Mr. 0. G. PrentlBB and family have moved t,o Greenwood wnere be baa a position in the Union depot. Mr. Renule Cade from Bordeau was circling around some of our pretty girls Saturday. Hon. W. P. Wldeman was down last week. He brings encouraging news and is making uian) conquests lor all of we'uns. Tbere wt.i be a CHristmas tree on tbe 25th, in ibt> Sabbalb Bcbool near tiere. Mr. Fred Young and Dr. W. A. Hunter are making It h urand success. Mr. J. L. Tagguri, wife and little Ron from Vienna Ga.. win arrive next Monday to spend a month wllb his mother Mrs ? J. Taggart -?t Clear Springs, and 111' le "Barnwell" lueir nahdsonie son is one ol Vienna's most courteous escorts. Mr. Warren from U. S. Cblcamauga has Joined his chum .vlr. J. P. Cuddy here, and ibey will recreate iu and around us for a month. Mr. J. F. Wldeman enterta.ned the A. B P. Cuureh officers Friday evehing wlih a flne oysier Btew. Cousin "Jackie" is getting bis "rep" up as a host. Dr. p. L. Morris, one of the Presbyterians mom noted divines passed lurougn acre Thursday en route to bis Dome In Atlanta. We are hungering for a good "old ?cbool," Presbyterian sermon and wish be could have given us one or Kev. T. moan would make an equal substitute. Well this closes our 19)3 letters to this dear grand old paper aDd we might add to tbe , oldest living member ot our family lor 1U < was In our burae ere we saw the light of day. , Wow to us laitbful efficient and most worthy Editor and all its readers we wisb /or tbetii many pleasures during tbe next week, and a New Year teeming with brighter prospects J than ever before. Now we say ta. la. WE TOLD YOU SO. j Mr. JnmpH F. ClinkscaleN Buyx Out Some of the Stores. . If It should appear that any store lsshorl ou toys or other Cbrlstmai goods, or If It should .appear tbat a cyclone bad struck a , ^Mhani'u nlono r* f hnainotfl t hnt. 1a d lie In ' I be fact tnnt Mr. James F. Cllnkscales was ibere yesterday buying Christmas presents for blH children, eight In number. Tbeordl < nary merchant makes wholesale prices to Mr. Clinkscales, and be has to charter an extra wagon to take the goods home. If you ask ns bow be Is able to buy out so many stores we would suggest that be made this lot of money on his cotton trade with Mr. CaDnon. Mr Ullnkscales, like this editor, sold bis cotton last Summer to be delivered this Fall at nine cents. Unlike this editor Mr. Cllnkscalps had the cotton, while we had to buy It at 10% cents to sell at 9 cents. If a man can grow bis cotton, or take It In for rent, nine cents Is high enough, but when a man has to buy It at 10% cents to sell at 9 nine cents, then the profit is not so great to the seller. *? ?? PROCLAMATION STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. executive chamber. "Whereas information has been received at th 1b Department that on the first day of December, A. D. 1903, the store of E. R. Horton was broken Into, the safe blown open and robbed of ?650, at LowndesvlUe, In the County ol Abbeville. Now, therefore, I, D. C. Hey ward. Governor of the State of South Carolina, in order that Justice may be done and the majesty of the law vindicated, do hereby offer a reward ui xiuDQsea u juam lur iue njjjji cucum<_>u and conviction of the person or persons wbo committed said crime. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my band and caused the Great Seal of the State to be afflxod, at Columbia. this fifth day of December, [seal.] A. D. 1908, and In the 128th year of the Independence of the United States of America. , D. C. HEYWARD. , By tbe Governor: J. T. Gantt. Secretary of State. Dec. 22,19US. It Tlie People's Savings Bank. , Books ok hub^cription to the c\p- i itai mock of the Pkoplk's Savings ? Bank, of Abiieviiie, S. C., to ue opened uuUer the laws of the State ol S.mth Carolina, with 1 Its principal office at Abbeville,will be opened t ht the store ol Hail <k Anderson, on Tburs- f day, December 24,191?. S. G. Thomson, 1 G. A. Neufler, l It. K. Cox, t 14. G. Auderson, (J. C. Gainbreil, Dec. '22,1903. tf Board of Corporators. t I ( Annual Meeting. j THK animal meeting of polio holders of > JL ttie Abbeville--Green wood Mutual In*ur- ( mce AnkocihIIoii wIM he Meld In Green wood s an TUESDAY, JANUARY 5th, at eleven (11) ' a'clorK u. tn. A full uttendauco is earuonily desired. I R. BLAKE, y Abbeville, S. C., Dec. 21, l'JUl. ? If you want anything- in 1 the Lamp line call on Thom- c 3on Bros, before you buy. m i Blankets, Blanketn.20 pr Blanket8 at low- v >Bl price mimed tbis HeaHon at lixddnn'H. I < f % I M I Chris (is n T ARE WORTH Gjlj OPENED UP TH A . SEEN IN THIS I OF SKILLED ,CL | SHOWING YOU ' 4 HIS STORE. i','. ?- * I offer for sale house and lot on Vienna St. This house is comparatively new and is in [*ood condition. This is a very desirable place, being so near the ' business part of the city. Will sell at a bargain. J. C. ELLIS. i I i ( i i ! I NOTICE TO TRESPASSERS. The following Is the law of this State : "Section 176. Every entry upon the landp of another, after notice from the owner or tenant prohibiting the same, shall be a mlsde meanor, and be punished by fine rot to exceed one hundred dollars or Imprisonment with hard labor on the public work* of the County not exceeding thirty day*; Provided, That whenever any otoner or tenwnt of any lands shall post a notice in four consplcious places on the borders of anv laud prohibl^inc entry thereon, and shall publish once a week tor four successive wpeks such notice In any newspaper circulating in the county where such lands are situated. a proof of the posting and ot publishing of such notice within twelve months prior to the entry, shall he lioomoH onH tolron Oil nnllnp ponpl n HI V? against the person ranking entry as aforesaid for hunting and fishing." Having compiled Kfxlctly with the above law any person entering upon my laudN will br> prosecuted and punished as above provld ed. W. \. Tjomnx. R. R. Tolherl. T. N. Tolbert. A. M. Toiburt. (i. R. Tolbert. L. A. Miller. S. E. Marlon. Dec. 22. 1908, tf. ?? i The Spelling Book. ( The corner-stone of the education of he older generations of Americans t ? - - i u i ? - u.. HOW JlVlllfr was me oiu-uiue uiue uat;* f speller of Webster. Drilled and hicko ied through that inspired lexicon of * be American language as it should be t ipelled and written the sure founda.ion was laid in the minds of the pu- j ails for any breadth of after liberal 'ducation. r Now-a-days our children are shut ofl" (. 'rom the ten-cent blue-hack speller, itid forced by the faddistic educators >f the day to pay from -lit to t>0 cents or fancy pictured and phonetiei/ed anguage books that area delight to the irtistic eye and daily-dealing to the j ihildren who are set to studying them. t tame of the specimens we have lately teen would be good reference and guide j jooks to a pns'-grailuate student of v .cientilic philology, hut for learning a ,, even year old child to go with under- j, tandinir nrecision from a-h-ah to "in- u NMiiprelH'ii^ibilily" lli?'.v art' the veri-| s<t ucild bricks ever Hold to "Ketilu'i.s \ loine to town."?Atlanta Constitution. t*| Special Sale ill! to 10 Inch (Iivsh kooUh ItKiilar price ftoc. cIonIiik prloc,;i0.\ Special Velvet Sale tor coNt .*? plecea Silk el vein. All now winter nIihiIon worth Too Ipeeliil price We yil al llaihlou'M ii r?Ann?c .IH iLruKL? j r-*r? rn/\ rcnn TTT1 TT A CI ' TTTOH^ iflB U11N Lr IU OHjUj. nui xiAO j m m :e finest line of goods ever # 9 market. he and his force f ,erks will take pleasure in i i the line if you will call at ;1| j free I a beautirjl' free I j r rlfc*t- HIGHLY-COLORED ' nuh -j World's Fair Souvenir Album I WITH EVERY PAIR OF Women's Shoes. Men's Shoes. I WORN FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN. - ^ ASK FOR SOUVENIR AT TIME OF ^tlrtCHASE. . Wo have just received a shipment of new styles o! above shoes, made lor 60 1p Fine Trade bythe. Exclusive M&nufactnrers, * jT/edman$rosShoe Go. A ST. LOUIS. I 1854?GOLDEN JUBILEE-1904. "Friedman Shoes" have been before a critical public fifty years, pad are : to-day more popular than ever. For Sale in Abbeville by *| J. W. McKee, Jr. J L. W. While's Locals. I The .atent and most desirable styles of ladles dress goods can be found In great abun dance and variety at tbe store of L. W. White. | Those black and colored zlboletus at' -'M White's are great sellers. They make very 1 sty llBb dresses. \ g _ ? L. W. White baa tbe belt assortment of :;~!m fZ A A pw |_| A */1 P C black and co'ored, all wool drees "good* at DO I y |l U II /y| L, cents a yard he haa ever sbown. Ogll and see them. TO EXCHANGE FOR Tbatmaterlal lor making ralny^ay skirts at Wblte's, 54 lncbea wide for SO cents a -yard fl Old, Worn-Out Farnis. ' week be will have a good assortment of them. t ha* oororoi ntno ttnnono (n iha l. W. White has some of the greatest barI bave several nice Houses 111 tbe KBins in embroidery be bas ever had. That- -fl City of AbbeVille which I wlllgivein means a great deal. , v exchange for almost any old worn-out He hM tbe flne whll^ mercerised goids. farm. If. you have no worn-out farm that are so much used this season, ana also S to exchange, will sell to you on 50 trlcosofall colors, and silk striped worsted ' ar 100 years time, with low rate of in- gc^.c~" ?"$ ^ ' White's stock of clothing is unusually larg? . j >; teresi. an(j attractive this reason. He has tbe beet r-v I also offer tbe following farming stock of youth's boys, and children's clothing land for sale he has ever carried. 330 acres, five miles from Due West Whites'store Is undoubtedly the place to il and about 7 miles from Abbeville, buy calicos. You can see there one tboniland / J7.00 per acre. or more dlfferenl Bty,e8' 290 acres?$7.00 per acre. RuBs' carpets andmattlngs, also blanket* .<% nn ' _ n/1? and comforters can be seen In great abun- ; J: 400 acres?$8.00 per acre. dance at White's store. * All these lands are in the same neighborhood, are well improved and ? ? have good tenant houses. Will sell TbomaoB Bros. Losai's, . with t-mall cash payment and will ? , . . . . . ? ffm? /vn l' i' Granulated sugar por hundred, J3.8&. Granu give long time on balance. lated sugar 18 lb. for 91.00. * v; "DAUT C T T?? ' A good green coffee for 8lA ct. lb. A little ?. JjAIX JX. better for 10ct. lb. And still better for 15ot lb. Good parcb coffee for 10, 12%, IB and SS OL per lb. , We will 8*11 you A No. 1 Tobacco in ten lb. cardys for 37% ct. per lb. Nothing better for the money. ' , 1 v Good wheat bran $1.10 per sack. r.V,* j.?: Women shoes for 82 50,82,00. $150, $1.25 and 81.00, are up-to-date In style and qaallty and waydown In prloe. ' t O^r men shoes for $1.00 are value* that you can't afford to miss. Best cream cheese three lb. for 50 ct?. IcakE5*s% A full line of tin ware, everything yon want. *r I p/es ZV We bought these to suit wltb 7o cotton, there[' (ore prices are right. A choice line of can goods of every descrlp- -?? A /\gr ? \V\ tion In meats, fruits and vegetables. \ f $//* /\\ Meal, flour, hams, salt, bacon and all heavy \f Juu >A ' ? i groceries at bottom prices. ' A >- ?h?llo K??h In Kla/.b< onri ^ We have a large llDe ol lamps, glassware *'^'ll M Ca'lon us for anything you want. Wego?r- !%&///J! anleeeverything we sell to be the best. We are anxious to sell you and^always do our m CbrlnlniH* HoHrfay Excarnion Bates - ' v,w t',,Hr'J) "1 ^ Western Carolina MIXED UP WITH OUlt PIES Round trlD^lcketa on sale at very low rates , ... t , . . - December:#, 24,25.80,81, 1903. and January 1, ' S a splendid assortment of cake, fancy 1904, withJfloal return limit January 4th. 1903, >r nlnin cn^h oQ Fruit ni.H Pnmid lnclu?h>C with final return limit 8th, 1904, lor >r plain, BUCn as r ruii aim .round. teacbejni and students of school and colleges Xmas Tea is not complete without on presentation and surrender of certificate i. , ., ... . .. sl(t*ed by Superintendent, Principal or Presl " f?h?I n^Mooo 1??, fnrthpr In. ?J ue proper tame ueceeomca UIU1. v? ov???. if fancy cakes, cookies, and nice French formation apply to your ticket agent, or , * m .1 *i -ii Geo. T. Bryan, Ernest William. >read. All these things will ,taste so General Agent. Gen. Pass. Agent. nuch better if not cooked at home. Greenville,8. C. Augusta, Ga Call and see my line of fine Bon ? Jons and Chocolates. ALso home- We haye few Sewing Ma. unde l?Nut, strawberry, Vanilla, chmea that miarftnteed 'ream and c.uonutTairy. cmnes mat are guaranteea Fruits, Nuts, liiiisius, Citron, etc. good as the best, We will ? sell them for cash or on the special Notice tor This Week, installment plan. Get onr * kukk!-i will Kivea*. . a Fine prices. Thomson Bros. j Yuit Cuke, ornameuted wilii a Beau- _ . j i In I (} it liio Temple. -""r Kvery one who spends One Dollar Haddons's Locals. n my store will be entitled to an en- ? , H..,? ?l.l. . liuuiber hi it. and .he oUfM 835""Cr.TK SK lit' w Impels the eorresponuing 1111m- Hboes regular price 82 and $2 50. Closing price er will take this .Beautiful Cake Free SI and 81.50. 28 pr. Indies line shoes, regular f i price S1.25 and 81.50. Closing price 89o and c , SI.00, hi Haddoo's. Absolutely free. >o game of chance. Specltt| ve)vel 8ale._10jU)> veivet all new ?o\v on exhibition in my store win- winter sh?des. Just suited for winter shirt OW. 1 waists, 60c to SI.00 yd. Special sale dress goods.?Some skirt length J___ ? .. _ some shirt waist patterns, all at % price for \A/ oT'Pl hfl fin one week. * * wlUd 11 i j Special Sale heavy winter skirting. 5 pieces, 56 Inch skirting black and colors, ? 1 roprietor. Will be sold cheap for cash at Haddon'a.