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~ BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C. ?SSSSSssss^? ????? ^-Published every WednesdP at. 52 b year In advance. Wednesday, March 16,1904. air. Joe Aance Made $3,3W over ?u? Above Expended. Mr. Joe Nance had one hundred bales of cotton In the Abbeville Ware House which he sold one day last week. He paid tor tt an average of about 9:41 and sold It for 16 cents. After settling expense of storage be had a clear profit of $3,800 on the Investment, not conntlDg Interest. The profit averaged 833.00 a bale. The weight at the ware bouse held out eqoal to the original weight, and the cotton was kept as nicely as possible. Mr. Nance was paid one fourth of one cent per ponnd more than was offered for cotton that bad been stored ander a tree. This is only one evldenoe of the advisabili ty of storing co tton, while other advantages may be seen at a glance. Mr. Nance was greatly pleased with hie treatment at the Ware House, and be speaks ' In the highest terms of its management. Mr Nance has reason to rejoice at his success. Dlstfngdished Visitor. Hon. John K. Hood, Senator from Anderson County, was In town yesterday and while in the olty called at the Press and Banner office, where a pleasant friendship of long Btandinglwas renewed, and the Incidents of former times were reviewed. Mr. Hood is one of several sons of Prof. Willlam;Hood, fojmer]y of Erskine College, but now a citizen of , Bartow, Florida. Prof. Hood baB reason to be proud of each and every one of his children, while his "children's children are the old man^ crown. ?yf; < '* Death of E W. Watson. Hon. E. W. Watson o; Bradley, died suddenly yesterday morning. He bad risen \ from his bed as usual, and went into the lot. In a little while some one found him dead. ( Mr. Watson was a well known oltizon. who > Identified himself with whatever was best and highest. He was once a member of the > House of Representatives, where bis bent services were for the people whom he represen , ted. He was a sncoesafal farmer, and leaves <. a good estate. ' I MADE $4,250. . | lv.' . ( The Way la Which Mr. T. T. Cromer ( Got Away With NeW Yorkers. Mr. Thomas T. Cromer, of W hlte Hall, in Greenwood County, was In town one day last week. He la rich now, and no longer feels any anxiety about raising the needed money for any purpose. Last year he was a successful farmer aDd after storing away great piles or cotton in the Greenwood Ware House last fall, be turned bis attention to the speculator's art. 1 Fortune favored blm, and Speculator Cromer madeaamuob money this winter hs did Farmer Cromer last fall. Nt> matter whetber as Farmer Cromer or as Speculator Cromer be can draw big oheckB. Speculator Cromer'H , casD 18 on aepo"ii iu tae umeuwuuu dku?, while Farme r Cromer's asseta have beeD stored Id the Ware House. When Farmer Cromer became Speculator Cromer the New York Cotton Exchange went 1 - square up against a hard proposition, and as might have been expected, they got hurt He easily enough beat the New York greenborbs at their own game and as a result Speculator Cromer received their checks lor some 84,250 in profit. J For a man to be burdened with sixty bales , of cotton and 84,250 cash at one and the same time, would tax the wits of tbe wisest of us. J but not so with Mr. Cromer. He is giving no . conoern as to bis sixty bales of cotton, but be ' has been oastlng bis weather eye to tbe windward in search of safe and profitable investments for bis cash, which now lies dead in ' tbe bank at Greenwood. Seeing nothing in tbe range of his vision that pleased bis fancy he thought to look after the stock of the Abbeville Furniture Factory, in wblob bis brother 8. F. Cromer, already has a controlling Interest. An advertisement was inserted In.tbe Medium, and that advertisement was gazed upon by that lynxed eyed fellow-oiti, zen, Mr. C. P. Hammond. Mr. Hammond like, Mr. Cromer, was looking for gudgeons. Tnese gentlemen were not long in meeting face to face, and In tbe shortest time Mr. Hammond had a slice of Mr. Cromer's money, and Mr. Cromer was tbe owner of ten good shares of the Abbeville Furniture Stock. Both were happy. Mr Cromer rejoiced In tbe good bargain which be had secured, and we are not Informed if Mr. Hammond's pleasure in getting back part ol bis money Interfered with bis slumber tbat night. Having unloaded Mr. Hammond of his stock, bo to speak, Mr. Cromer was ready to ' conquer other worlds. Ten shares were entirely too Bmall an Investment for him, and bo be came to Abbeville. His fame as a winner in the Cotton Exchange in New York bad preceded him, and our people were glad to bave a man among them with the ready cash, which waB backed by the nerve to make a good investment when tbe opportunity offered. Nobody seemed particularly anxious to part with fnrnlture stock, but sone of our people couldn't reelBt tbe temptation to handle some- of Mr. Cromer's money. And so it was, be bought twelve shares In Abbeville. He has now twenty-two shares. In the presence of tbe pluckiest and tbe luckleBt man on earth share holders in tbe furniture factory needed guardians to keep them from parting with their holding. He waa about to buy out tbe biggest block of stock in town. As It Is. Mr. Thomas T. Cromer and bis brother Mr S. F. Cromer, own together 148 shares out of a total of 250. The deals In furniture Btock were of Intornst. hot. thn noblest and best sentiment was In Mr. Tbomas T. Cromer's statement that In grateful remembrance of the kindness which nil brother, 8. F. Cromer, Rhowed to him when he was poor be would stand to him In his supreme struggle. On occasion In the year* that have gone Mr. S. F. Cromer, oat of the abundance of bis own fortune, helped Tom when be was poor indeed. Now when Tom Is rich, and when Foster has bis money tried np in big Investments, Tom will stick to blm, and if necessary, will let blm have bis last dollar. The two brothers will own the furniture factory. Tom's fidelity to bis brother's interest will be rewarded in abundant returns from the:investment which be iB making. As we understand some of tbe faots are about as follows : Mr. T. T. Cromer owns 22 shares. Mr. S. F. Cromer owns 126 shares. All other stockholders own 103 shares. Mr. W. D. Barksdale will be President of tbe company. Mr. Barksdale is one of tbe best business men in town. His good Judgment, bis energy, and bis pnbllo spirit has brought tbe , farmer boy of former years to tbe front rank In tb? business circles of tbe town. His success Id tbe mercantile business Is an Index to bis qualifications for tbe management of this Industrial enterprise. And bis ample lortune and bis good credit will be atown of strength to tbe furniture factory. Li. W. White's Locals. Tboee Mercerized White Goods, at L. W. Whites are simply exquisite. Uont fall to see then. L. W. White has undoubtedly a spleDdld line of Wblte Goods, India Linens from 5 to 85 cents a yard, Persian Lawns, from 121-2 cents to 35 cent, Mercerized Goods from 20 cents to 50 cents, full width White Organdies from 20 cents to 50 ceDts. 611k Persian Lawns, a new fabric, very deBliable and pretty. Tb6se are only a few specialties. Besides these we have everything also to be found in a stock of White Goods. Nothing makeB a p rettler white dress than a Japan 811k. L. W. White has Japan Bilk from 32 oents to 75 cents a yard. Ribbons, Trimmings and Laces are to be found In endless varieties at White's. All tbe ladles should see those fine Scotch Ginghams at L. W. White's. L. W. White now has the largest and handsomest stock of Laces and Embroideries ever seen in Abbeville. L. W. White Is Belling Laces from one inch to foor Inches widt> at five cents a yard. A beautiful Stock of Table Linens can be seen at L. W. White's. Damasks. Napkins Doylies. Also a large line of Linen and Cotton towels. A beautiful line of Mattings now on exhibition at L. W. Wblte'B, Some of the Btyles are entirely Dew. Nothing like them was ever seen in Abbeville before. L. W. White has Just opened his line o Sprlbg and Summer Clothing which is larger and veiy attractive. No trouble to get a alt tt> please you. Call and see for yourself. AT HADPON & Tuesda I March ? HIGH I You are invited to our Spring Opening*, March 22-23. Our Stock B< WEST END. Happenings and Incidents of a Week About the City. March 15,1904. Mrs. Samuel Goode Thomson will entertain Lhe Euchre Club Friday afternoon at 4:30 j'clocfc. Mrs. W. D. Barksdale returned home Moniay, after spending sometime In Greenwood with her mother, Mrs. J. K. Durst. Mrs. Pink Mcllwaln of Hodges Is In the -ity spending some time with her sister, Mrs. W. A. Nlckles. Mr. A. B. Morse Is In Atlanta for a few days an business. Mr. T. G. Perrln went to Walballa Saturday to spend a few days with Mr. Edwin R. Lu :as. Miss Nannie Major of Greenwood was the guest Jof Mrs. Claude C. Gambrell Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Sam Hill has returned to his duties at Clemson College. Mr. Hill came home on acoount of his eyes. During the storm Sunday night, one of the ohimneys on Mr. Ellis' nouse was blown down. No great damage was done. , Miss Leona Blake has gone to Greenwood to spend sometime with her sister. Mrs. N. A. peay oeiore going 10 xexae* on uu e*i?uucu visit to friends. Mrs. M. T. Coleman and Master Robert Coleman spent a few days in Atlanta last week. Miss Floride Reese left Saturday for Anderson, where sbelgoeB to take a position witb tbe C. F. Jones Company in tbe millinery department. Miss Reese baa talent, combined witb experience, and is sure to give satisfaction to ber employees. Mr. Geo. Smith of Calhoan Falls spent Sunday in tbe city. Miss Alma Gambrell spent several days in thelcity last week on her way from New York to Alabama, where she bas been to buy goods for tbe Arm stoe Is to work for. Mrs. Ivy Perrin Gass left Monday for Sewanee, Tenn., after spending sometime with ber relatives. Mrs. E. Rlngan Thomson Bpent last Wednesday In Due West. She was the guest of Miss Bessie Boyce while in the city. Mrs. James T. Latimer of Lowndesvllle Is bere spending sometime ;with Mrs. J. H. Latimer. Mr. Stuart Miller spent Sunday in Long Dane section. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Cbeatham spent Sun 1 ai We ( t riv CO. y, ! cv SBd. 1 Op. ?WE WILL DISPL. ART M We cordially invii Colors which we will Fabrics with an elegj have one of the large we have ever shown of Black and e sure to remc R. day in Greenwood. g Mr. R. C. Brown lee of Due West was In the 1 city Saturday on business. Mrs. J. C. Klugh has returned from a short trip to Due West. a Mrs. James Mollwaln of Hodges is here T spending sometime with her sister, Mrs. W. A. Nlckles. Judge J. C. Klugh spent Sunday here with his family. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Carlisle ana nrtie mips Lallle Carlisle of Spartanburg are here spending sometime with Mrs. Fannie Allen. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Perrln entertained a number of their friends at tea last Friday evening. Those present were : Miss Foster, Miss Kennedy, Miss Simpson, Miss Barbee. Miss Sara White. Mrs. Brooks Livingstone of Columbia is bere spendtng sometime with Mrs. Saldee ] Mazyck. ? Mrs. Geo. Freel and little son of 8pencer, N. C., are here visiting Mrs. William E. Owens. book club. _ MIrfj Bella Haddon Is unable to entertain the Book Club on .Thursday afternoon and has postponed the meeting nntll Thursday, Marob the 24. -i Mrs. C. M. Tborton of Spencer, N. C., Is J here spending sometime with her brother, Mr. W. E. Owens. 11 Gen. and Mre.JHemphill entertained a num- c] ber of their friends Friday evening at an elaborate supper. Those who enjoyed their h hospitality wer* : Miss Nance. Miss Mont- f gomery, Miss Harris, Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. 11 Greene, Mrs. Sign, Mrs. Mlnshall. ai PNEUMONIA-MAY BE PREVENTED. 1 If a cold lingers, there Is danger of pneumonia. If LaGrlppe leaves the lungs In an Inflamed condition, there Is great danger of pneumonia. Prevent this fatal disease by q using Rydale's Elixir; It cures colds quickly and leaves the throat and lungs sound. It Is the best remedy for tbnt peculiar lnflnmed condition of the lungs that so frequently fol lows LaGrlppe, This modern scientific throat _ and lung remedy is a safe remedy foryouns; and old, In all throat and lung dlsaseses. c. A. Mllford. P1 - di Ij. W. White's Stock of Black Goods for . SuUb and Skirts was Dever larger nor more 11 desirable than at present. Be sure to see hem. 1 it I JTTE are now Clothing trer shown in Lake the ma: earance to we ad we propose ad Men's Furi - i i l tia worniiiaiisj Are dome in pou buy XNE1 r ^ ^ ^ A A. J ring v. AY OUR LARGE , [ILLINE1 fce all the ladies to have in Hats this s int line of Trimming jst and well selected in this market. Colored Sill :mber the da Jery respectfully, M. J? )ur Way he Gentle Way. The feelings and the edges of the collars are respected. Shirts are returned to their owners free from the rip and tear that some laundries seem to thlnfc are necessary. Cuffs are worn out as little as maybe. As a result the linen last longer and wears belter when done at the jaurens Steam Laundry, LAURENS, S. C. VW Write now for agency. March 2,1904. 3t FOR SALE. LOO Acres Farm Land, 3 miles om Abbeville and within 1-4 mile of burch and school. Good neighborood. 3 horse farm opened. Good rame tenant house. For particulars ddress Box 127, Abbeville, S. C? )R. J. A. DICKSON, SURGEON DENTIST. OLD FILLINGS; CROWN AND BRIDGE WORK A SPECIALTY. A GOOD PLATE $8.00 AMALGAM FILLINGS 75c and. i.oo OFFICE OVER BARKSDaL.E'8 STORE. This being a flower season our slock Is suerb and those wishing an up to dale bht jould go to ihe fashionable store of Haddd'B. The smart set always visit Haddon's empo um, for there they see the newest styles. Be sure and call for the new neckwear beig shown at Haddon's. Sfl I VI II r opening the Shoes, Hat Abbeville, a." but we jar UP-TO ) to give the lishiixgs for lip considere line and giv( your spi vnrms TC '( CL Up-to-Date * * Y ;~, ypciiiiij iND WELL SELECr RY on tl see the Latest Novel eason. Our stock of s to match will also stocks of White Goods ?S are much i ys, Tuesday a ADDO FOR SALE! Why not Patronize Your Neighbor and a Home Industry When the Product is as Good, Certainly and Probably Better, and Price no Higher than the Imported ? Pea Vine H?y baled. Crab Grass Hay baled. Wheat Hay baled. (Cut la the dough and almost equal to grain for feeding animals.) 45 acres of Corn Stover. (A. stronger forage than bay.) 3,000 Bundles Prime Fodder. (The above was cut and cured in the green stage and before frost, nor did any rain fall on it before being housed. Busneis iTlOAicnu j uuo (The only corn which will sorely mature on. wheat or oat stubble, or when planted In June.) Golden-Bronze Toms (Goblers) for breeding 2 Yoke of well broken and young oxen. Canned Blackberries. Canned Peaches and Apples. Canned Tomatoes and Okra. Canned Tomatoes and Okra Soup. Canned Sausages (all pork.) Squabs and Fresh Layed Eggs, lor the Blck. Honey In Sections, sealed and packed fo shipment. One-half blooded O. t. C. Chester Pigs. Full blooded O. I. C. Chester Pigs. Sorghum Sugar Cane Seed. Good pasturage lor a few bead of cattle at 60 cents per month. 40 acres, more or less, Flatwooas bottom, second bottoms end upland for rent for small (sprlng( grain or corn and peas. No cotton. ARTHUR PARKER. Jan. 4,1904. tf -| All the new novelties that go to make up a laales toilet are being shown at Haddon's. 1 3 most up-tos and Men's "Its not the think it add -DATE CL best Clothing, the least mo: d. Price ) us a lc :ing outfl) PLEAS B, 0TH1 Burnishers, AT I I Wei ? ' Ma rED STOCK OF L- A lie r\uuvi ties in Shapes and Ladies Fine Dress toe displayed. We } for Waisting that fuller than e\ nd Wednesds 1ST Xt. EJJ A planter in Georgia, just as his cotton pla p* Th? Standan I Nitrate at the rate ol 'one hundred pounds to the a per acre than from a similar field without Nil H Twelve similar trials in Alabama showed at 1 want a Cotton Planter in every county io BD on a smaller scale. I will furnish the Nitrate if - Absolut if you will use it as 1 direct and report aci W. D. Hunter, U. S. Department of Aerie kSj combating the boII-weevil, the early m S3 bring a crop to maturity from one to two w W Send name The place to eel wbat you want. Speed's Drug and Book Store. Take Mllford's Sarsaprllla for the blood. Condaotor Caldwell bad a leg cot off under tbe cars at Monroe, N. C., yesterday. ? .. noot Dtatinmirv vnn will JXOiniUK lltto Uiyso ? flDd the most up to date line at Mlitord's. j If you want school books, tablets, penoll j and eucb like go to Speed's. date line of Furnishings clothes that* Ls to his ap,0 THING, Shoes, Hats aey?quality 10 j >ok befor t. . . r-mT^ a LJMli < y ' ' ' * I TAnnnM Ar no. inesday, : roll 23d. ' -; t Dates. | ' .#m ") .VVt1 You are invited | to our Spring Open- j M ing, March 22-23. -I rer before. *>y. ; CO. nts began to form squarei, applied broadcast I 1 Ammoniate fl \ '"4 of Soda I ,cre. The yield of lint was 197 pounds more 1 increase of 120 pounds to 400 pound* per acre. gn S the cotton belt to make a similar cotton trial' Hj I niture, recommends as the only mean* of B I aturlng of the crop. Nitrate of Soda will H I eeks earlier than when grown without its use. B '1 " i Look at those good* for making waists aft- <*?-,? L. W. White's. ym White's stock of clothing la unusually large \ . and attractive this season. He bas the beat stock of youth's boys, and oblldren'f clothing be bas ever carried. f ' Mllford's White Pine and Tar OongbByrop, . the best on eartb. ?*, Paints and oils of every kind ,at Mllford's drugstore. ' V *sv?li u y A MI ' ???? rjrj. SOLEAG^^^ ^ t \ll! 1 m DO. SB I