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Abbeville Press and Banner (Newspaper) - December 22, 1909, Abbeville, South CarolinaThe Abbeville press and Bane by w. W. & w. R. Bradley. Abbeville. 8. C., wednesday december 22, 1909 established Story and sentiment. Extract Troin or. Wilson s Booklet. Continued. George Mcduffie was a Georgia boy. He Caine to Abbeville count when an orphan a protege of the Calhoun. He was admitted to the bar at Abbeville and was successively member of the legislature representative in Cong Refes governor of the state Ana mender i the United states Senate. He was admittedly the Ablest member of the South Carolina nullification convention. Frank b. Gary went from Abbeville county to the United states Senate. To him Abbeville is indebted for an appropriation of $50,000 by Congress to build a United states Post office in the town. Strictly tinder the rules Abbeville was not legally entitled to a Post office of Courtesy to the senator who was popular with his colleagues the appropriation was made. The Abbeville bar furnished to try Bench judge Langdon Cheves judge d. L. Wardlaw Chancellor Francis Wardlaw judge Samuel Mcgowan judge a. Haskell judge Thomas Thomson judge j. S. Cothran judge e. B. Gary judge Ernest Gay judge George e. Prince judge j. Klugh judge w. Benet. Abbeville gave to the service of the state j. Fraser Lyon attorney general and a. W. Jones comptroller general m. P. Debruhl assistant attorney generate and judge j. Fuller Lyon is chief clerk in the state treasurer s Abbeville has furnished three governors for the Noble George Mcduffie and John Gary Evans. Abbeville county sent to Congress Armistead Burt d. Wyatt Aiken George Mcduffie j. S. Coth an a. Latimer Wyatt Aiken. To Wyatt Aiken s popularity in the House is the fact of its con Currence in voting with the Senate for Post once. To my in Congress Al Fly is a Strong Effort to make prohibition effective in prohibition states and it is his purpose to introduce in Congress a Bill to bring about prohibition in the District of Columbia. Langdon Cheves was in Congress from 1811 to 1816.was speaker one term. Was closely associated with William Lowndes Henry Clay and John Calhoun and was the peer of either of them. He was lawyer statesman and Man of affairs. Taking charge of the United states Bank when in a deplorable condition and when insolvency seemed inevitable he restored its credit. T Abbeville gave to Charleston editor j. Hemphill and to the Winnsboro news and Herald j. Frank Fooshe. Editor a. M. Carpenter of the Anderson mail was in Abbeville for a time and we Are inclined to claim him too. Editors Charles h. Allen and we. H. Wilson were a gift to Florida from Abbeville. In North Carolina we contributed to the editorial fraternity John t. Darlington who was once a Printer in West in this county is now an editor in Kernersville n. James h. Giles was editor in Newberry and Columbia 1 we gave to Edgefield editor w. P. Calhoun. To the state of Georgia we gave editor Larry t. Gantt. We gave to the world editor John Temple Graves Abbeville furnished to the Palmetto regiment the color bearer who first raised the Palmetto Flag on the Walls of . W. Selleck.in1847. I Abbeville county gave to the capital of the state the talented and fearless w. H. Mccaw who had the manhood and the courage to print a straight democratic daily paper during Radical Rule. To Winthrop Abbeville gave an adopted son d. B. Johnson who was superintendent of schools that he might become president of that institution. Prof. W. Thomson native of Abbeville has been in the Winthrop College for years. To Clemson Abbeville gave professor Mark e. Bradley and pro Fessor d. H. Henry. X / prof. Miller who was born amongst is now the popular superintendent of the schools in Americus Georgia. The Edgefield military Institute is indebted to Abbeville for its commandant capt. T. Lyon. 1 in Washington d. J., Abbeville Nas James m. X Uker o. A Wicus Johnston w. 0. Bradley a j. Darlington w. L. Kirby. To the new Orleans bar we gave Robert Mccaw Perrin whenever the town of Anderson needs anything 6he sends Down Here for it. For instance they took from John k. Hood to make a state senator of him and also a mayor of the town. Prof. F. Lee the Best Man and the oldest Man with the clearest brain was ours for 80 rears. Anderson needed him and Abbeville let him go. R. E. Hill jr., is in Florida. To the Charleston bar we gave Jame l. Petigrue one of the Ablest men the state Ever produced. To the South Carolina College we gave president e. L. Patton president j. M. Mcbryde and professor Patterson Wardlaw. To Wofford we gave prof. John g. Clinkscales. To Alabama Abbeville gave Alpheus Baker scholar educator orator. To the Industrial pursuits Abbeville furnished to Greenville Lewis w. Parker and to Spartanburg we gave . W. Smith. These captains of Industry As everybody knows Are at the head of the Cotton Mill business in South Carolina and receive larger salaries than any other men in the state. Abbeville gave to the War every Able bodied Man that she had not i one faltered in the hours of danger. Seven of their number became regimental commanders while one commanded a brigade. Abbeville brought Stephen d. Lee from the Cradle to twelve year and then turned Hipa Over to Anderson. To the railroads Abbeville has furnished Many important officers. For instance Thomas Perrin was for Many years president of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad and John g. Edwards was treasurer of the same Road for years. Thos. P. Cothran attorney for the Southern system j. W. Perrin Wilmington n. C., general freight agent Atlantic coast line d. W. Morrah Atlanta general travelling Fagent Seaboard air line j. F. Livingston to Imudia a c., N. & l. Soliciting agent Brown commercial agent for the Southern railway. T. Robertson is travelling for Southeastern Tariff association. We. L. Templeton with new York Telephone company. Lee county needed a Good county treasurer and Abbeville sent Thos. Perrin. We. L. Hemphill and James Hemphill Are with the Southern Power company surveying near Winnsboro and Robert g. Hemphill has a government position in Canon City Colorado. Willie t. Mcllwain is conductor on a Florida Road. Anderson needed printers and we sent j. H. Oulla and Arthur Morrow the Best Job printers on Earth. M. Giles travelling Salesman. Georg Shillito sr., and George Shillito jr., proprietors of a shop for manufacturing tin shingles and other tin goods. George Gambrell is with the Seaboard air line Railroad. Thomas w. Coogler is with the express company Atlanta. G. Henry Moore in Railroad employ Macon a. Thomas j. Syfan Telegraph operator on Southern railway. And perhaps a thousand other men just As Good just As great and just As deserving of mention. The writer has no axe to grind no fish to Fry no enemy to punish. However much he May have erred he has striven to present facts As he sees them. No Man s name hair been rear loosely omitted. The above named men Are of the choicest and Best that Abbeville has produced they Are a loss to the business interests and the Thrift of the town. While Abbeville has reason to be very proud of its Many sons that it has sent to enrich the world yet it is not certain that their going is to the City s credit. If Abbeville had made greater and More United efforts other manufacturing enterprises would have been established Ami men would have Ween a ble sing instead of a lost to to Weir own town. still a plenty of men who Are competent for any Pursuit and Are Able to conduct the most i important enterprises. They can by United Effort be kept at Home. The Cradle of secession. \ Abbeville May truly be said to be the Cradle of secession. The first secession meeting in the states which afterwards formed the Southern confederacy was held in Abbeville november 22, 1860. The committee of arrangements As As follows j. Wardlaw j. S. Cothran t. Perrin j. A. Calhoun a. Lythgoe a. Burt 1 r. H. Wardlaw j. H. Wilson we. Hill j. Calhoun a. H. J Mcgowan j. H. Cobb j. T. Moore w. H. Parker a f. Jones r. A. Fair. S. H. Jones. John Knox. R. White h. W. Lawson. Speakers invited for the Day Robeert Toombs. James Chesnut Tymo to . M. L. Bonham a. G. Mcgrath w. F. Colcock James Conners. At the meeting on the 22nd of november 1860, Thos. Perrin presided assisted by d. L. Wardlaw col. John a. Calhoun or. W. Hearst John Brownlee or. John h. Logan. The marshals were a. M. Smith. F. Livingston col. W. M. Rogers. The meeting was held in the Grove now called secession Hill. The speakers were Hon. A. G. Magrath judge d. L. Wardlaw Thomas Thomson. On tuesday August 22, 1876, Chamberlain and his crowd were routed. The speakers were on the Republican . H. Chamberlain congressman s. L. Hoge state superintendent of education j. K. Jillson. On the democratic . Wyatt Aiken general s. My 1 Gowan col. S. Cothran. Democrats demanded division of time. Capt. L. W. White col. Eugene b. Gary capt. N. King a. B. Wardlaw b. W. Barnwell a m. Sanders j. P. Phillips were a c pointed commissioners to Bear the request for division of time to t Chamberlain with further instruction if refused to demand the t right and to inform him that we would insist upon a division of time z with Force if necessary. The request was granted. V $ n secession Hill sacred ground. 1 to a majority of the citizens of Abbeville county that Grove r of White Oaks to the East of the Railroad depot must forever Romain sacred ground. With no spot of Earth within All the Borders of the whole Southern confederacy Are associated As Many events affecting the history of the country. 3 it was at the foot of this Hill in 1760 that the hostile indians 0 33 in win Are amid a War it inc Pupiro Swu. A a we found in the Shilliton. It was on this spot that fort Pickens was built near the Spring on the Little Branch below the Railroad trestle to protect people from attacks by the indians. It was on the Crown of this Hill that a Magazine for the storage of War materials was built in the dim past. It was on this spot that the revolution was inaugurated in 1860. It was within a few Hundred Yards of the Home where lived the author of the ordinance of secession. It was within a Stone s throw of this Hill where lived the i Raj Confederate Soldier who lost his life in the War. " i it was Here the last Confederate Soldier Lay Down to die. Between these houses and secession Hill lived Charles Henry Allen family. His son James Clark Allen was the first Man to lose his life in the War. Hurriedly passing from one room to another in their Barracks in the Moultrie House on Sullivan s Island february r 13, 1861, he ran against the Point of a Comrade s Bayonet which entered his Eye and pierced his brain. It was in full View of the splendid Oaks which adorn and beautify n that ground that the president of the Southern confederacy held the last Council of War. It was Here that the failure of the Confederate arms was formally acknowledged. It was Here that the Confederate government collapsed and the 8 remaining officers and men were released from military duty. J it was on this spot of ground that the aliens acknowledged their defeat quit the Campaign took Refuge in the state capita at Colum Bia and sought personal Protection at the hands of Federal bayonets against the just indignation of an outraged people whose rights they had usurped and whose property under the forms of Law was being confiscated. Dissolving views. N a or. Davis the president of the Southern confederacy in his re s treat across the country arrived in Abbeville about the 1st Day of Al May 1865, at 10 a. M. He had with him five of his Cabinet officers Gen. Breckenridge or. Benjamin or. Mallory Reagan and general Lawton. Council of War was held in the House of or. Burt. At this meeting or. Davis who had with him two Bridges of cavalry commanded by generals Vaughaa and Dukes urged that a v 3tand should be made at this Point that a reorganization of the army p might by attempted and the confederacy not entirely abandoned at least until such terms might be secured from the United states gov 1 i a o Ern ment As would protect the Nie no Pruseit to Iginio i the Southern confederacy. He was however overruled by the Council. This incident is related of the meeting or. Davis after stating his views asked general Dukes if his troops could be relied on to make a stand at or near Abbeville. General Dukes replied that he feared c not. The same question was asked of generals Yaughan and Bragg c and the same reply was received from each. Or. Davis then rested a his head against the Back of his chair and covered his face with his unfolded handkerchief. Or. Burt arose took or. Davis by the Arm and conducted him to his chamber. About twelve o clock of the same night the presidential party resumed their Retreat. Reaching the House of Rev. O. Lindsay d. D., near it. Carmel or. Davi � found mrs. Davis who had preceded him that far and who was wait g ing for him. Or. And mrs. Davis drank a of Coffee with or. And t mrs. Lindsay before taking their departure and so or. Davis took i his last meal in Abbeville county with or. Lindsay just before he t crossed the River into Georgia. R heredity stronger than environment. S a few Miles away from where the City of Abbeville now stands a � whole family with a single exception was to death by the exception was a member of the Hodges family a pretty girl who was saved from death on the condition that she would become the wife of one of the indians. She was carried away. She returned afterwards bringing with her a Little Indian son. Her Indian husband loved her dearly and he opposed her coming Back he finally accompanied her on her return to Savannah River As near As it was Safe for him to come at that time. He feared that she would never return to him she promised that she would. She fully in c tended to keep her Promise Kindred objected and she remained t Nat Ray on ainu Viar Minavio Fri a Refl Ltd that son erred to Man Willu Lucili Ucci nov Usk Egv. O Hood and then disappeared going Back to his father thus proving that heredity in this Case at least was stronger than environment. Proof of the influence of heredity and environment is nowhere More plainly to be seen than in the contemplation of the descendants of the differ 8 ent settlers As preserved to this Day. The Cedar s Vigil. Within the shadows of the great Oaks that have so often sheltered shouting multitudes rests the body of a Confederate Soldier whose name and whose nativity Are unknown. He was among the last to Lay Down his life for Southern rights. Among the returning soldiers he ? came this far and died of Small pox. His body rests to Day in the very spot where the secession movement was organized. By a singular coincidence it was the Home of the first Soldier to die in the War even As it is now the resting place of the last Soldier to give his life for 1 Rity life the facts As to that Soldier s life As to who he was As to where his Home was As to who were his loved ones will forever remain a mystery. The Cedar which was planted at his grave by the Loving hands of a patriotic Little girl stands and keeps watch Over him. 1 i v no Stone with Graven name or blazoned inscription tells the Story whether he left at Home Mother Sisters sweetheart wife or Little children matters Little now. While living men May pay the tribute of a sigh the Purling All and the Brook that is never weary join ii their unceasing requiem for the soul of the dead Warrior. The Young woman who planted the Cedar Over the Soldier s Grav eras miss Fannie Marshall whose Beauty of person was Only equated by her Beauty of character. She in Young womanhood married h. G Pinckney of Charleston. She now sleeps beneath magnolias in the a pity by the sea where " death lies on her like an untimely fro to upon the sweetest Flower of All the with All these historic facts connected with secession Hill it it 10 wonder that people remember the place with special interest Lor is it strange if the remembrance of these notable and exciting scenes should fill the mind with the most profound thoughts or excite n the patriotic breast the deepest emotions that can warm and animate the human heart. Invitation to immigrants. \ \ the Best farms the Best crops the Best Peeple on Earth Are in Abbeville be duty. Since the coming of the Railroad shops and the building of the Otton Mill every thing in Abbeville has grown at a Pace heretofore Vianu it Irvin town via increased from six a la howl. 110 uubu1ch i wow v Efen to sixty. The town and the houses have greatly increased in lumber and in value. A Large part of the business of the town is Lone with Money that in paid by the Railroad and the Cotton Mill. He increased business has brought Many people to town. Since the Otton Mill has been in operation All the farm products have bad a Narket and a Good demand at greatly increased prices. All these facts go to show that the interests of the country and the at rests of the town Are one and the same they prove that where be one prospers the other must reap a corresponding Benefit. The distribution by the shops and Cotton Mill of $200,000 annually among or people quickens every artery of Trade and every line of business. Abbeville a health resort. lands Are Well drained the soil is most productive while the incest and the Best of the life giving or health restoring water flows rom every Spring at the foot of nearly every Hill the climate is healthful and if we had a Little More Enterprise he county and the City of Abbeville would be known to the world As he most healthy place on Earth. A place where the sick and the afflicted might come from Distant parts with the reasonable Hope or pith the certainty of recovering lost health. Florida s richest and Best income is from the sick people who go Here solely to escape the cold weather of the More Northern climate. Hey must flee from Florida at the approach of warm weather in Abbeville we have Good weather All the year. Between Abbeville county and the state of Florida As a health sort there can be no comparison. By nature Abbeville is in every Way the Superior of Florida. In the state of Florida there is no Spring that in any Way comes. Nmn Aridi with the Mineral Spring at Little Mountain Colv Hile any Spring in the county furnishes better and purer water ban can be found in the state of Florida 7 the Diamond Spring near Lowndesville was a noted resort be3re the War. Its water is inferior to none that flows of the round. In Abbeville county we have no swamps we have no a drained ads we have no malaria we have no stagnant water we have no sluggish streams. The water of Rivers is As pure and As sparkling s when it left the Blue Ridge. It rushes by with increasing Energy funding Over Granite ledges and running Down through the winding rate ways As it goes to the sea. Winters Are so mild that we have ice and Frost Only a few rights during the cold season. Spring comes with the april showers and hastens to beautify All nature making fragrant the very life staining air which give health and happiness to All while hearing Weet incense to heaven. Immigrants the Good men who have come from other counties to make Abb Elletheir Home within the last few years Are without exception prosperous and Happy. Thousands of acres of the Best Low priced lands Are still lying lie and waiting for the coming of other Good men to possess and to has awakened from her slumber of a Century and she As grown More in the last fifteen years than she grew for a Hundred ears before. Instead of bringing a tenth of the Price of inferior lands in other counties. As they did immediately after the War lands have so increased in Price that they now command at least one fourth of the verage Price of inferior lands in Anderson county for instance. / the crop on one acre will three acres. � \ when a Farmer can make a Bale of Cotton to the acre on land that osts him $10 or $20, How is it possible for the industrious and intelligent Farmer to fail to get Rich ? a Bale of Cotton is Worth $60 or $70. Tha he seed from the same Dale May de worm in rom the single Bale being sufficient to pay for the acre on which the 60 or $70 Bale of lint Cotton was grown. When neglected lands Are cultivated Abbeville county will Ank As it did before the War As the Best agricultural county in the Outh. And All that is needed to make Abbeville county As it was before the War the richest in the state is More Good Farmers to make he soil productive. And More Good Farmers will be sure to come Hen they learn of the Rich estate that Are now lying Idle and which hey May for a song. These lands can be had on credit or for Cash. The Purchase Price Ian be taken from the soil in a very Short time if not by a single the variety and excellence of crops. Abbeville county before the War sold Corn and when the first cars ame to the county we kept the trains Busy hauling off Corn and heat. Sorghum Cane grows to perfection in Abbeville county. Two crops of the Best Irish potatoes May be grown every year on he same potatoes Are a favorite crop on every farm and in every Arden. Turnips grow in the greatest profusion feeding Man and beast Oats is one of Standard crops. Tons and Tony of pea Vine Hay feed Stock while the roots of he leguminous Plant enriches the soil from which it grows. Abbeville county lands Are especially adapted to the clovers. Burr Clover grows most luxuriantly without Cost of preparation f the land. If the seed is scattered Over the land it will come for an definite time. It blooms in april seeds in May and by the first of Une is dead. It comes again in october. As a pasture nothing is letter or More profitable for several months in the Winter. As an ornament it is the equal of anything that grows of the ground. 1 1 "-1 a Vav Zafrilla Rynn nov v Etc ii in at Ulullie 111 in Tormo we Uva. Cotton 18 King. While All the tropical products grow to perfection in Abbeville county Cotton is King of All the crops and ruler of All the world. / u it a v. V while there Are degrees of Success in producing the crop e that clothes Mankind yet there Are no failures. Nobody err planted 0 Cotton in april who failed in october to gather Mort or less of the 1 Fleecy Staple. A Cotton is pre eminently the poor Man s dependence and the Rioh 3 Man Reliance. No matter whether the ground is slowed or half cultivated a. A crop of More or less value is sure to be gathered. 3 the poorest of makes As Good a Sample of the Staple be made by the proudest horse or the strongest mule. The Only differences in the Quantity of the crop. Sim it Waits on the Lazy Man. It grows for the least intelligent j Ture and it produces the Staple for no culture at All while int effluent a cultivation makes the industrious Farmer Rich. Corn May fail wheat May fail Oats May fail or any other of the \-j3 j Manj crops May fail in other counties Cotton never fails in Abb Ujj Ville county. Cotton a less Bulky than any other crop. In Bales from f125 to 200 Worth can be hauled on a two horse Wagon. There is Notra Day 33 in the year when it cannot be sold for its value a ready buyer can be found " i any town can by wild Cotton Mills. A town like Abbeville can build As Many Mills May be waited. By subscribe for one and when it is built sell the Stock and re invest the Money in another and so on a town that can build one Mill can build a Many As a wants. people Are not Ricoli enough to hold their Stock every Man ii Able to take shares in a Pew Mill the incidental advantages will pay reference is had to the immense advantage of the presence of a single Mill Cotton Mills increase the Price of farming lands. \ there is perhaps not a foot of land in limits of Abbeville that has not been doubled since the building of the. If there is a farm in the county that can be bought at its former Price the fact is known. \ a if Abbeville should build another Mill it is fair to Presto Bethart we will have another ten years of Prosperity. And by the eat Fossae of a a Little Wisdom and a Little common we we can have a Many. Mills. % As we want without costing a Dollar. The incidental advantages. That will accrue to will repay Many times Oyer any possible loss of interest. Bandit Are now thought to be High if we had More Good mar the poorest family May hire one or More Cooks nurses labor Field hands and other willing workers to do any and every tiling. If a ditch is to be opened if a Field is to be cleared Orp Lowed if Cotton is to be planted Hoed or picked if any other crop Riefers attention if a House is to be built or if work of any kind is be done there Are always applicants for work in such numbers As to Embarrass the Man who would be glad to give a Job to All unlike other towns and other counties Abbeville has no vagrants. A vagrant in Abbeville is unknown and unheard of. All of people want to work and rather than be Idle they will work for a Small wage. The Idle lands and the productiveness of the soil need Only the a i it. 1a ability and the tact to apply the dear Dor to Oring uie Ost my. The most certain results. 1. / j $5 the world s ignorance. R 1 the world knows Little or nothing of the productive soil of abbe / Ville county it is ignorant of Abbeville s glorious climate which is free from storm and pestilence. We have kept secret Frow a this f world facts about salubrious air and we have Nomad known the purity of the beverage prepared by god himself to nourish and invigorate his creatures and to beautify his if the world should charge with selfishness in keeping secret these facts of the place nearest the Fountain of health this Eldorado which abounds not Only with the Best crops that Ever grew Bent it a Southern or was sheltered by a Northern sky we should plead not guilty if Chol Fred with a failure to make proper Effort to inform the world of the priceless blessings which we enjoy and which we Art willing to share we should plead guilty. ". Is Hugh Wilson. Abbeville s. C., december ,1909. / i amount paid by Abbeville methodist Church for the year 1909. Amount paid Rev. Henry Stokes pastor $1,850 00 Rev. Roper presiding elder 175 50 Bishops 26 80 Ivy Kkt conference claims. F 91 w foreign missions 141 95 Domestic missions 128 05 Church Extension a 66 25 education " 16 25 Wofford College. 110 40 publishing minutes. 9 05 Delegate to general conference 9 05\ support of orphan by sunday school 60 00 extra contributions to Epworth orphanage. 50 00 ladies missionary society to missions 225 00 Young Peoples society. V 16 48 " i a i 55 00 sunday a Nooi Laue Ramr organist 800 00 Church music 15 00 contingent expenses or t-1 225 00 Premium on insurance Church and parsonage .u.,58 88 laymen s movement 50 00 ladies working society 880 80 contributed for special services 125 00 repairing Church and parsonage 1 877 00 int Al $4,008 01 total on Roll 370 moved away or otherwise inactive 20 total members 355 average attendance on divine worship contr8bution of attendants per capita $ 3106 -. I

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