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The Press and Banner
W W. <t W. R. BRADLEY, Editor*
ABBEVILLE, S. C.
WPobllshed every Wednesday at K a
J sr Id advance.
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1910.
The Three Dollar Road Tax.
A gentleman, a native of Abbeville County,
while discussing the Three Dollar Road
Tax last Saturday said: "The prosperity
of any community primarily depends upon
good schools and good roads.
We have neither and it is a shame upon
! We have never had good schools, nor
have we ever had good roads.
Did we not have a comparative knowledge
of other schools and other roads we
would not make such a sweeping Stater-nun*
K?if tVila iro hova ntwl an \VA al?pk t.n
Not long since an old darkey "was engaged
in conversation with several others
when the course of conversation turned to
the Atlantic Ocean. The old fellow stated
his position succinctly and clearly on the
subject. He said: "I don't belieb dere is
any 'Lantic ooean; some fool niggers been
off yonder an' wanted to bring some big
lie back here an fell on diss subjec' of de
.'Lantic Ocean as bein' de mos' monstrotlous
lie dey could hatch out! Furdermore."
said-he, "I ain't right certain dere
1s enny sich place es Georgia yet!"
When it comes to schools and good roads
wo are just about in the position of old
Uncle Ben. We don't believe.
We don't believe that the prosperity of a
country in any way depends on good
v-We don't believe other counties have enhanced
the value of their farm land thru
the Instrumentality of good roads.
! We don't believe that other Statea that
pay five dollar tax get value received.
We don't believe that a negro who owns
a mule and buggy and who does not own a
foot of land, but who is cutting ruts in the
road half the days of the calendar year,
should be burdened with a three dollar
. We don't believe that a white man who
owns a huiidred acres of land and two
horses is able to pay two dollars additional
to what he already pays.
We don't believe that the Supervisor is
doing his best to build up the roads and
1 bridges of the county.
We don't believe that gasoline will pull
? * scrapes as well as mules.
We don't believe there is enough rocks
in Abbeville County to macadamize the
roads of the county.
We don't believe we would get the tax if
we should vote it.
We don't believe in voting bonds for the
next generation to pay out of the enhanced
value of property.
We don't believe that experts tell the
truth when they say that a mile of good
road eaves to the county in traction power
and vehicle repair, a road of average
travel, ninety-one dollars and twenty-five
cents in twelve months!
We don't believe that any civic pride
should be allowed to influence us to build
roads equal to the roads In other counties.
We are just like Uncle Ben. We don't
believe there Js any such thing as the Atlantic
Ocean and we are not certain at all
that there is any such place as Georgia.
A few are raising a hue and cry against
the three dollar road tax, but when the tax
is voted and the roads improved, then
these will be glad that the tax was voted.
The three dollar tax is coming. It is coming
It is an equitable tax, it falls on all alike.
It is a necessary tax. We cannot have
roads without money.
It is not a burdensome tax. All within
the age can pay it.
It is a popular tax. The majority of our
people want it, therefore it is coming, and
we will have better roads.
; Trolley Committee Busy.
At a mass meeting: held some time ago
a committee was appointed to take all
steps necessary to bring the trolley to
Abbeville. That committee has been busy
daring the past week and there is little
doubt that we will be able to comply with
the terms exacted by the trolley company
The matter will be decided in a short
while and we Will know whether or not
Abbeville or Greenwood will get it.
In the mean time it is understood that
Greenwood is not allowing any grass to
grow under her feet. She is doing all in
her power to pull the plum in that direction.
If she gets it we bid her God's
speed. If we get it we shall be the sub.
ject of congratulations.
Hob. Coke D. Mann Withdraws From
Coke D. Mann has withdrawn from
the race for Congress. He gives as his
reasons for so doing that no provision was
made for an official canvas of the third
This leaves Col. Aiken on the road alone.
How lonesome he must feel! But the
Co.onel has his hat in his hand and Is still
running like a scared cat. Colonel Aiken
knows nothing else but to run! After running
for so long he cannot slow down to
an ordinary walk, even though his running
mates have left the track. He is
still running, and when he passes under
the line nothing will stop him but the call
to Congress. He runs all the time, day
and ni^ht, summer and winter, campaign
or no campaign, Congressman Aiken runs
"He that hath no music in his soul nor
Is not moved by concord of sweet sounds
is fit. for treason strategems and spoils'
let no such man be trusted". The wisdom
of Shakespeare thas been evidenced in
Senator Heyburn of Idaho stopping an
orchestra from playing "Dixie".
The air of Dixie is too pure for the Senators
retroverted callous conscience.
"This is a republican meeting, we want
no such tunes here" yelled the senator as
hs strode over the platform to the orchestra
playing s melody in which the beautiful,
inspiring strains of Dixie had a part.
The august senator wants no Dixie enthusiasm,
so much the worse for him. If
lie is not moved by the sounds of Dixie?
he is Indeed fit for . "treason, strategem
The Rev- Mr. Mann of Oconee is a wdrIhy
gentleman but his withdrawal will
jiot materially affect the result in the race
for Congress In the Third district.?The
JtatftMlilM itaf Iwbi
The iiitroduction of the automobile ha6
been fraught with severe criticism on the
part of some people who drive horses or
mules that shy at the machines. Hani
things have been said about the man and
his machine. Unspeakable emphasies has
been made in such speech and sizzling,
frying epithets applied to the "shofer."
The man who drives a machine should
remember that he is lieing thus criticised,
and he should do all that is in his power
tci put down the! predjudice against the
man with the machine. When the automobilist
meets a man with a mule that
frightens at machines he should not pass
by or leave the spot until he has assured
the man with the mule that he sympathise
with him that he is sorry his benzine
buggy has scared the other mule. The
man with the machine should pour oil on
the troubled waters and leave the man
with the mule feeling that he is in at least
speaking distance with the man in the
Let the man with the mule start out to
town wh'.ire he is to meet creditors. Guano
notes, low prices for his produce, and
nvAOflnninC! flml Int tiiin nil
some narrow strip of road meet a goggleeyed
"shofer" shooting sparks and gasoline
to a thundering, coughing, wheezing
twenty-horse engiue, and let the man in
the machine, without looking either to the
right or left ont of his driving bell eye
glasses thunder by the man with the
mule sundry horrible;hoots and clouds of
of dust and casoline smoke at the. rate of
forty miles the hour while the man with
the mulo occupies the gully and embankment
on the road side and |>y the piper
that played before Moses, when the man
with the mule lessons his grip on the lines
and once more gets back into the public
road and once more settles down into his
jog to town if the air around is not lurid
then the mar is a good methodist.
But the man "with the mule is usually tooj
prone to consider the man in the machine
In the wrong light. He should remember
that where the man in the machine seems
to be lacking in politenes, not looking up
from his wheel, that if the man with the
machine should look up and around there
would certainly be a wreck. The fellow
at thewheel cannot look at the sceneryand
talk politics and discuss prices and be
amiable and run an automobile at one
all the same time. The man with the
mule should bear in mind that engines are
stubborn things that they will run their
way or not at all. That the engineer cannot
always inaice it go the pace he would
like to make it go, and when ho meets an
auto in the road kicking up a cyclone of
dust ho should stop and think what a dust
he would kick up if ho were driving twenty
mules instead of ono. One auto is just
as skittish, just as 6tartlish, just as ungovernable,
just as volcanic, as twenty
mules. Let the man with the mule remember
this that the man in the machine
has in his hand twenty lines, that his dust
proof goggle eyed binoculars are squinted
on twenty bucking, restless, rampant
mules, that his nerve gauge stands at 200
with the safety valve tied down let him
consider these things and he will let the
man with the machino thunder past with
no more demonstration than a soft soothing
sigh of sympathy for the man at the
The automobile is a great invention.
They are here to stay. If you have not
yet accustomed yourself to the horrible
honk, honk! you will become acostomed
it in time. Be easy. Some of these days
a case of cramp colic will grab you with
a pair of nail grabs, and when the medico
answers the phone message at the rate of
40 miles ner hour. The same old honk
bonk will fall ou your aurriculur anvils
with as much pleasant welcome as the soft
soothing sound of twlight melody.
Water Still Contaminate!.
The city fathers are doing their utmost
to remove the impurities from our water
supply but as yet they have not succeeded.
Returns from the State Chemist on lust
Friday showed that the water was still
contaminated and unfit for drinking purposes.
The citizens of the city have heeded the
warning of the Board of Health and are
boiling all the water they use for drinking
purposes except such as are using wellsGreat
care should be taken in the matter
of reopening old wells. 1 he wells should
be thoroughly clemed and if there is any
possibility of contamination from sewage
The water should be analyzed before it is
used for drinking water.
New filters have been ordered by the
city and will be installed at once, and it
is hoped that the chemist will soon give
? return that will show
that our supply Is free from bugs. In the
mean time boil your water.
It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.
I Some are drinking only melted ice. Such
are secure. The water of which the ice is
[ distilled water and of course is absolutely
pure. The ice factory is the gainer.
The dates of the Abbeville County Fair
are October the eighteenth, ninteeth and
twentieth. Exhibits are solicited from all
parts of the county. Places in the Fair
building will be given for exhibits from
any school in the county that wishes to
make an exhibit.
The list of premiums will soon be printed
and it i6 hoped that there will be a full exhibit
of every thing for which premiums
are offered and many things for which
there may be no premium.
A roil IS fUULailUiiai auu ii/ouviuu ?yv o"
considered by citizens and as such deserve
the patronage and support of every loyal
Greenville's Best and Abbeville's
Mr. John Todd of Greenville was in
Abbeville last Sunday for a few hours. His
mission was to visit one of Abbeville's
best and prettiest girlg. Mr. Todd fur
n is lies eviaence ui uiw own j uuy un-n l
when he comes to a city full of the best
girls on earth, and when he courts the
best among our best there can be no doubt
of his wisdom. Loving hearts are more
Veterans who attended the reunion at
Spartanburg are loud in their praises in
the pospitable treatment accorded to them.
They were so well treated that they were)
jealous of ady side glances that might be'
given to the Sons of Veterans and the lh-d
Members of the Abbeville delegation
came back with the rei>ort that the Spartanburg
meeting was the best they ever
Remember the Heroes !
The recent reunion hold at Spartanbdrg
was a groat occasion to the Veterans nn.'l
Red Shirts in attendance. Tlw Orator of
the occasion in the course of his remarks
voiced a sentiment tha t has for forty
years been voiced and will continue to l>e
heard until it is cluystalized into a reality
a tangible mark of respect for our heroes
of South Carolina. ^
The speaker mentioned the names of
Hamton, Butler, ami Gary. Of these Gen.
Wade Hampton has boon remembered in
the erection of a bronze statue on the
grounds of our state Capitol. Generals
Gar y, and Butler have 110 such mark to
point the young Juliuses of generations
to come to tho Aeneases who have led
thom from the horrors of Troy to tin1
pleasant shores of our present Latium.
Many say that we pay too much homage
to the heroes and not enough to tho private
soldier. Such people should bear in
mind that such men as Butler and Gary
'stand for the private soldier. They are the
| personification of the soldier of South Carolina
and in honoring them we reach out
and boyound to that great army of our
state than which no braver, no more selfsacrificing,
no moro terrible to its enemies
ever waged a battle. In these w-3 see the
I simple soldier with-out a stripe. In these
we see the humble citizen inarching to
tho defense of his country without epaulette.
In these we see that dauntless
courage and godlike bravery which they
have bequethed to us, tho richest heritage
they could leave us as wo gathered up the
broken threads of our country's fate and
began again to weave with a warp of poverty
and a woof of Philistine domination.
Oh that all theso heroes could see the
cloth of gold that has resulted from the
loom their own hands sot.!
No unholy ambition fired the souls of
these men. They wore not soldiers "who
would wade through slaughter to a throne
and shut the gates of mercy on mankind"
but they were men whose souls rose higher
than the?sordid soul of the Philistine,
men who knew no domination except the
easy yoke of the Right. Thus when the
final clash came the result was inevitable.
They represent the spirit of the sixties
which crushed in a tyranical oppression
yet rose again to Olympian heights in A'
Raise to their memories lasting memorials.
Not to Butler and Gary alone do you
do the honors but to evo ry soldier who
wore the grey. Look through the statue
of Gen. Wade Hampton to the spirit of Carolina's
manhood. This soil grows men,
men! not weaklings, Ruild monuments to
their memories that coming generations
may see that you and I admire :men!
And it may be that in another age when
nursed in the lap of luxury our descend an
ts may for-get to guard their inheritance
handed down to them from these nobles
of the sixties, when the hand of another
Babytonish king may opress, that some
seer, some prophet may rise and enquire
the meaning of these remembrances we
are to erect and shall gather from the
smoldering ashes of the past a fire to
burn the fetters of a futur j tyrant.
Superintendent W. K Tates on County
a recent letter to the News and Courier
W. K. Tate, Superintendent of Rural
Schools, proposes the following as an
Improvement on the present plan of Supervision
work for County schools:
"Firfct. Tirtt; t.hft npnnlft Alftp.fc a ooinitv
board or education composed of three
members. At the first election iet one
man be elected for two years, another for
four years and the other for six years, ami
thereafter let 0110 man be elected every
two years. This will insure a stable board.
If it is desired the board may be made to
consist of live men rather than three.
Secona. Let this county board of education
select the county superintendent
of schools just as the city school board
selects a city superintendent. They
should be allowed to select the best man
for the work to be done, regardless of
where he is to be found.
Third. This selection should be for a
term of four years. . ,
Fourth. The county superintendent
should be paid a salary which is sufficient
to enable him to devote his entire time and
attention to the supervision of the schools.
No county in South Carolina can afford to
pay a county superintendent of education
less than $1,500.
Fifth. The county board of education
should also be authorized to employ a
county supervisor of instruction, whose
duty it shall be to visit the country schools
and to show the inexperienced "teachers
how to teach and organize their schools.
This official should work under the direction
of the county board and county
superintendent, who would be left free to
devote more of his time to the administrative
duties of his office, such as the voting
of special taxes, the consolidation of
schools and erection of proper school
bnildings. The numerous requests which
have come from the county superinten
uems iui" uie services 01 an e.\peiiujciiuu i
supervisor to be placed in one county of I
the State for the coming year, is an indication
that such help would be appreciated.
Sixth. The county board of education*
should be empowered to levy a speciar
county tax not to exceed one mill, to be
devoted to the supervision of the rural
schools. Under the constitution the
salaries of county school olllcers can not
be paid from the 3 mill tax and they are
in t'onsequence dependent on legislative
caprice. The county board should be in a
position to control the funds for supervision.
As I stated above, I should be pleased to
have this scheme of supervision made the
basis of general discussion by those interested
W. K. Tate,
State Supervisor Elementary Schools.
Mr. Tate is an experienced live energetic
teacher and has done much for the schools
of Charleston where he labored before
asuming the duties of Superintendent of
Rural Schools for the State.
The above suggestions have been made
after mature thought on the subject and
are well worth considering by those interested
in the betterment of our rural
At present thy rural schools have practically
no supervision whatsoever and
many instances little is accomplished because
of the very fact. Under the present
law however, the County Superintendent
has.so much office work to do that it is
impossible for him to visit all the schools
in the county more than once per year.
Very few experienced school men hold
positions of County Superintendents owing
to the vorv small salarv naid this oflice.
If we were to mako a criticism of tin*
plan proposed by Mr. Tate it would Lh;
that oflice duties should be renmved from
the shoulders of the County Superintendent
so us to give him carte blunche in
We think the plan ought to be intro
duccil us soon us n is possioio w no so,
and all others wlio know the wretched
conditions existing in oui country schools
will agree that ttyis would be a great .step
in improving tlie county schools.
Our Ice cream Is made of puie ir<jaiii. Rich
milk and egfcfi can't poHMilily hurt youi culiu. 1
ttend tbem down. MHIord'n dius store.
Happenings of a Week In and About the
Seven-Hilled City - Personal;}.
Mr. Anion Wilson ami family of Parksvillo
spent the greater part of last week
with Mr. B. A. Wilson.
Miss Major and brother of Honea Path
were guests of Mr. E. F. Latimer for several
days hist week.
Mr. W. W. Shirley of Honea Path spent,
several days at the home of his son-in-law
Mr. E. F. Latimer.
Messrs E. F. Latimer and L. B. Loftis,
mailt) a trip to lliehmond last week.
Messrs L). W. Arkiil and Charlie Bowen
are olT on a pleasure trip to Niagara Falls,
Buffalo, Toronto and other plaees of interest.
Mr.It. E. Mosely and family of Anderson
are visiting friends here.
Mr. J. B. Huckabce and Miss Louise
Harper went 'to C'apt. J. E. Brownlee,s
Thursday evening and on to Greenwood
Friday where they will spend a few days
Thursday evening some of those seeking
the good will and support of' the people
of this Township in the near by primary
and among them were some of the holdovers,
viz: Messrs Bradley, Sondley, Perrin,
Hammond and Miller.
These good friends were not, here for the
purposeof making nearby paying investments
political in gaining friends to be of
assisstancc to them in thceoming primary
l>ut rather dealing in future* to bring returns
two years heriee. As they proved to
be ellicient officers in taking care of the
people's interests, they need have no
fears as it-will take u long pull, a strong
pull and a pull all together to dislodge
Mr. S. B. Cook of Latimer has been given
the place of book-keeper at the Oil Mill
and ginnery and has taken charge. His
family will move here soon.
Miss Floride McKelvey of Mt. Carmel
is visum# .hiss iuiuuiu i'LUJuui^*
According to s< *iiie highly colored descriptive
handbills which had been placed in
circulation for a day or two, a tout showtook
place here Friday night. A good
crowd attended. Some of those present
were not well pleased too much was promised
that failed to materialize.
According to announcements the county
campaign meeting took place hero on Friday.
Mr. E. W. Harper presided and in
turn each of the candidates for the Senate
and House gave to the people their ideas
as to how affairs of State should be conduct
ed and it goes without saying the people
were well pleased as nothing to the
contrary has been heard. A large crowd
was present a good dinner was served.
MrlD. U. Lipscomb anil family of nintety-six
came in Saturday and are yet with
relatives in this place.
Another mix up among the darkies this
time among the little folks. See the
force of example, a week before, several
grown ups engaged in a cutting and
shooting scrape. The smaller fry on Mr.
Irwin Cleckley's nlace, some little boys
said to have been ten or twelve years old,
following in the footsteps of their elders of
the week before, had a falling: out and proceeded
to settle it, in most approved negro
way, wentto using a knife, the one, the
other a part of a brick, the one with the
i""''" ?><lipr wiHi tlin ninee of
brick a cut when ho with tho brick struck
his assailant with it on the head, rendering
him seemingly lifeless for some t ime.
Dr. T. (). Kirkpatrick was called in. After
doing all that he could advised the carrying
of him 5to the Hospital at Anderson.
Fie was brought here Saturday and carried
by above phisician to above place, but
befero an operation could be performed
the boy died. His body was returned to
this place that evening. Maj. Huckabee
being called upon, impanelled a jury consisting
of Messrs E. ,W. Harper foreman,
and Rev. Humphries, B. A, Wilson, Georgo
Waters, J. R. Lomax, J. W. Hardin, S. B,
Cook and J. D. Ilill.
The decision of tho jury after hearing
the best evidonce obtainable in the case,
was that the said J. P. Johnson came to
his death by a blow of a brick bat thrown
by Jessie Bowie.
Our 3rd Quarterly Conference will be at
Salim Church?Latimer, on next Monday
tho 20th Inst. All official numbers are invited
to be present.
The State candidates arc here to-day.
Tho cofl?ty campaign suspended operation
on last Saturday on this account. Tomor"
row the county candidates go to Donalds
and Friday they will go to Duo .West
They will wind up the campaign here on
Contracts are to be let immediately for
onmnlnno eoi-l-inn from tllO 7)11 in 11 IT>f>nt.f>
the parting of the ways on Main Street.
Planks, plunder, sand, brick, lime, scantling,
flooring, barrels, mortar, mason?,
ropes, dust, et eetra ad sidera stick out
and stand up and lie down and see-saw in
a kaleidoscopic contusion that makes the
pedestrian think of the Charleston earthquake
and the Topeka cyclone.
Therefore be it enacted that J. W. McKee,
Jr., be asked to submit bids on aereal
transportation until the city stops growing
in this particular spot.
So many new stores aro going up and
old ones being repaired that it takes a professional
short stop slider to slip thru tho
mystic maize of building mrterial and de-.
bris without endangering his. "curporo-,
Basing our assumption upon the recent,
political history ol' the past in this county I
wo believe that Little Joe Brown was reelected
as Governor of Georgia yesterday. |
In former years the best man and most
popular oflicers Abbeville County ever had
wni'n /likfiinfml in nu'ix for m inirl
as far as wo can r ow recall 110 defeated politician
was ever re-elected after his first
defeat, no matter what may have been the
cause of his lirst defeat.
There being no special reasons for the
defeat of Joe Brown or the renoniination
of Hoke Smith, we expect th hear of his
Death of W. C Turner
Mr. W. C. Turner, a miner, who settled
hero some months ago, died at tho homo
of Mr. Eli Link's 011 last Sunday night.
He was buried Monday in the Bcthia
The deceased was from Chicago. He is
survived by a wifo .tide one child.
Dr. Albert Welborne Calhoun, the voteran
eye specialist of Atlanta, died at his
home there last Monday.
Dr. Calhoun was a civil war veto ran. a
native of Georgia where he studied medicine.
After completing his education here
he went to Europe and there made a specialty
of the eye. car and throat. He had
an extensive practice thruout the entire
We are under the impression that our
enterprising neighbor, Greenwood, thinks
she will get the trolley plan without coming
down with any "scad." Abbev ille is in '
dead earnest about getting it and has
raised over eight thousand three hundred
and seventy-two dollars in subscriptions. ,
5fou seo thfi point? (
are now read
We are no longer
Abbeville; four ye
us many warm
highly. We want
eral patronage giv
giving our custom
low prices. We bi
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II V V VI V V V
Come and see
We have any of
glad to see you at or
prices oil everything*,
THE OLD LUME
The Butler Family Reunion.
Anir fholOfli nf. ATr TTnnrv Kiit.lftr'f
who lives three miles* east of Hodges wo*
the place of the Butler families and relatives
reunion. This particular family has
'about two hundred relatives in this ant
adjoining counties. One hundred or more
were present ou this occassion. Mr
Butler's mother was present who it
eighty three years old and Mrs. Henr>
Butler's mother who is seventy live years
old. There was four generations repre
sented at this reunion. In addition to the
Butler relatives Mr. Butler invited afew ol
his near neighbors, just sixty six.
The place was an ideal one for the re
union. One of the few places where there
lias been preserved a grove of origina
oaks. In this beautiful grove Mr. Butlei
had erected a table one hundred feet loii?
on which to place the many good things
there was to eat. In one corner of the
yard under a beautiful oak the youn?
people had erected a platform to plaj
steal partners on. About eleven o'cloci
we were all e>n hund, the old people ii
buggies and carriages or seated on the
long, shady piazza. Mr. Butler and his
maiiy helpers at the barbecue hash pots
apelthe young people stealing partners
fo tno sweet strains of the violin. Mr
Bampey said they were playing twistiti
cation for he had played it fi'fty years age
and it now required an effort to keep hin.
oiT that platform now. At one o'clock
Mr. Butler announced dinner and sure
enough it was two hundred pounds o)
barbecued hash and my! fried chicKen
potatoes, pies of all kinds, cakes iced and
trimmed as if to adorn a wedding tabk
and so many other good things toe
numerous to mention. After an houi
spent around the table of good things and
drinking iced lemonade that Mr. Butlei
had prepared by the barrel, the old
people became better acquainted and the
young paired oil', some back to the platform,
some to a single buggy whore every
one couid not hear what was being whispered.
Mr. Mendozn Wiggins the boss
farmer and corn raiser could not be present,
he was7 too busy praying for the
salvation of lost sinners. After spending
lour or tive hours in social intercourse we
weie again invited to the table where still
remained so many good tilings to eat but
the universal regret was the meals were
coming too often. Thus ended one of the
days long to be remembered by the
Butler family and the friends who were
honored with an invitation. The universal
wish was that Mr. Butler would repeat it
Mr. Joseph Nance, of Due West, was in
town last week and rented a hall for the
entertainment of cotton seed and the delight
of the sellers of that product. He
h;is great piles uf "scad" and expects to
give unprecedented prices.
Miss Anderson Entertains.
Miss Marie Anderson delightfully entertained
Monday evening in honor of her
charming cousin, Miss Robin Patterson, of
Laurens, S. C.
The home was beautifully decorated in
palms and ferns, while the lawn was attractively
lighted with electric lights.
[ Ul Il'I I, lUv. 1. L v illll clllll LtlllU
served by Misses Amelia Anderson, Rosa
MeFall, Marion Cason, and Margory Bradley.
The evening sped away all too soon for
the guests wno declared it was the most
pleasant evening they had ever spent.
has had one frightful drawback?malaria
trouble?that has brought .suffering
and death to thousands. The
germs cause chills, fever and ague, biliousness,
jaundice, lassitude, weakness
and general debility. HutE'ee-i
trie Hit ten* never Lil to dectroy ibetn j
and cuie malaria troubles. "Three
bottles completely cured me of a very
severe attack of malaria," writes Wm.;
A. Kretwell, of Lucama, N. C., "and
I've had goc.d health ever since."
[Jure Stomach, Liver and Kidney
l'roubles, and prevent Typhoid. 50c.
Ouarauteed by P. 15. Speed.
y to repair o
pants and ha\
Our Y ard
? ? A/v 4- lm /\ m/I
strangers iu uic yc
ars business with
friends whom w<
t to show our appn
en us, and in ordei
lers the best stock
ought before the pr
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them?they are e>
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the above in large qi
Lr place, show you the
*ER YARD NEAR S. A
Important Interview from President of
I Southern Railway
Washington, D. C., August 17th.?
i President Finlev, of the Southern RailI
way Company, being asked today about
s the policy of that Company relative to the
. validation of order notify bills of lading
> for export cotton, said:
"The management of the Southern Bail>
way Company recognizes the great com
mercial importance of this subject, and
J will do all that it properly can to promote
F confidence in the markets of the world in
its bills of lading. It is believed that the
effective enforcement of certain business
> precautions will go far to satisfy any
1 doubt which "now exists as a result of
* certain alleged manipulation by shippers
f of order notify bills of lading for export
> cotton last season, for which the railways
> were in no way responsible.
r "The system of issuing such bills of
' lading was the subject of a special eont
ference between the carriers and bankers,
i Asa result of this conference, which was
5 held at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.,
s on the 19th. ultimo, the Southern Railway
^ ? ?1,1 " "?KAwnninff nn
> UOmpaiiy Will aiUUl^C, uc^iauuig V?.
> September 1, 1910, to make effective the
safeguards surrounding the issue of order
notify bills of lading which were then
> agreed upon. Among other things agreed
i upon tending to improve the system of
: issuing order notify bills of lading for
i export cotton, these regulations provide
f for a bill of lading signature certificate
, which will be signed and attached, on
I behalf of the Baiiway Company by a
i validation officer, to each order notify
> bill of lading for export cotton issued by
' agents of the Company authorized to
i issue such bills of lading. Each vali
dation certificate will set forth that the
I agent who has signed the bill of lading is
the regularly appointed agent of the
Company, and, as such, is authorized to.
sign bills of lading in accordance with the |
regulations of the Company, and that the
signature on the attached order notify
bill of lading is his signature. The certificate
will be irremovably attached to
the bill of lading covered by it, and, as an
additional safeguard, the bill of lading, hi
addition to its own number, will bear the
number of the certificate issued in connection
with it. Agents will be instructed
not to sign bills of lading until the cotton
is in the possession of the Eailway Companv.
"Realizing the importance of this
matter, the officers in charge are instructed
t-n adont everv Drecaution to make the
regulations effective, especially that prohibiting
the issue of these bills of lading
before cotton has been received by the
carrier. It is believed that the effect of
these safeguards will be to prevent any
such manipulation of bills of lading as it
is alleged was practiced in connection
with last year's crop, but, as 1 have said,
for which the railways were in no way
Record Pull For Train|
Sixteen full loaded tourist cars, besides
two baggage cars, pulled over the Blue
! llitlge on schedule time with but one engine
was the record made bv the Carolina
I Clint-htield Ohio Kail way Saturday
| It is doubtful if anyone of the six hunI
fired excursionists to Niagara Falls realtzj
ed that they were riding the greatest sinj
gle locomotive train that ever ran between
J the North and South. From Spartanburg
to Johnson City, over the highest land ol
the appalachian system, members of the
party say the train moved like a boat on
| smooth seas.?Camden News.
Dr. Lomax will bo in town at the photograph
gallery, prepared to examine youi
eyes with the latest improved methods?
tin* Kyescope eliminates all your wants.
If yon* have neuralgia, headaches, burning
of tin' eyes, or if letters blur while reading.
don't fail to consult Dr. Lomax. All
your troubles that need glasses corrected.
Ten days?until September 1.
Htonmcli trouble and Indication can be re- j
l!ev? d by Caldweli'K Syrup 1'epniii. For Hal' ,
at Mllford'Hdrug utore. j
?r build farm
them has won for
; appreciate most
xiation of the lib*
to do this we are
obtainable at very
:tra good grade.
V Valley Tin.
lantities. We will be
stock, and make you
. L. R. R. DEPOT.
Henry Xelwon Snyder. A. M., Litt. D.
Ten Departments; Library and Librarian;
Gymnasium under competent Director;
Athletic Grounds. Next Session begins
Sept. 21. For Catalogue address
J. A. Gamewell, Sec'y,
Spartanburg, S. O.
Wofford College Fitting School
Hitch Wrade Preparatory School
Well equipped plant. Limited school;
small classes; charges reasonable. Session
begins Sept. 21. For catalogue address
A. M. DuPre, Headmaster,
Spartanburg, S. C.
We offer for sale the Elling- ,
ton farm, situate about eight
milna wsat ftf Ahhfiville. half
UilAVM W VWV ???? . ? __
mile from Watts station on . I
Seaboard E. R., near good I
public school and church, I
on one of the best roads lead- I
ing out of Abbeville. n
We have divided this big E
farm into five tracts as fol- 9
Tract No-1 contains 75 acres. I
Tract No. 2 contains 175 I
Tract No. 3 contains 125 B
Tract No. 4 contains 105 I
Tract No. 5 contains 2Q0
One to two good houses with B
each tract, You will find 9
these farms to be the best in H
Abbeville County. They are 9
in a high state of cultivation I
aow. Extra fine crops od entire
place. No waste land. I
We offer these farms at low I
figures, on easy payments. H
One-fourth cash, balance in 9
two to six years. H
AhhflvMfi taranrp A Trust Co. 9
nuuu IA11V iiiUUiuiivw ..... ... _
J. E. McDavid, Secty. jfl
Coker College for Women I
A highly endowed institution of higher m
learning. New building, new furniture and ?
equipment. Superior faculty. Music, Art 9Q
and Expression. M
Annual interest income makes possible
the advantage of the high priced College BI
at cheap rates.
Next session opens September 2;2d. H
Address Coker College for Women, SB
Hartsville, S. C. 99
To keep your health Round; to nvotd tbe H
IIIh of advancing years; to coucerve your MB
physical forceH (or a ripe and taeallh'ui old Sfl
?ije, Kuard your kldneya by taking Fule>'a H
hLldney Kemody. (J. A. MllforU A Co. BH