Antelope - Francis A. Abbot, Passes away
OOOOtOOOwsj' - -v - The Famous Antelope" of the Old Picayune Days, Passes Away After av Lssg and Useful Life Devoted to Americas Journalism. Late last night a telegram, aaiea xim- atn rs. ow t .itk. wh rfiri w cu. au uvwux rv ia Arh aat tflAt Til A CP- Ol f TflOClB - a . a a it l. a I For nearly fifty rears Mr. Awoot was one of the prominent newspaper writers f in this country, ms nrst service uiuug ! hack to 1849, when he was the special t correspondent of the New Orleans Ple- m .k. n n m A I. well LJ -ul c jtraio, uuuc& mvm. - piume or Antelope," ne wrote ior ion - colonm. Hl style was bright, entertalu-. inz. fosslDT and exceedingly attractive. FRANCIS A. ABBOT. C via 1874 he reurea irom cne ncayune : .aad devoted Wmself o other newspapers. "-ton Journal. anl lately the Oal-eaion v..,, Dallas Kews ana ifniiadeipuia - T a vTae ca-use of 2lr. Abbot's death was - not. atated In una telegram which an- - nounced tils demise jhc. mgai, oui ii is , ntmmpn r.i rore necu ncori uikibc. ui U when he -wrote the following letter to he Picayune- inclosing a sketch and . Paoto of himself': " NEW YORK, Oct, 18, 1898. ' f he "Old Pie." that I once knew, but ; v as my doctor tells me I an rather shaky :'; and uncertain through heart troubles. I thought I would send you -a Mttle sketch .-' use lu t-ase toe telegraph, aihouldi ap- -i I? Ton r my decease. . : Wat letter I received from, any one - OB 1tl PlMrntin . fnm (-r KIhnlKOn. ,-"? now she la gone, and, as I have saia, v 1 do not know who Is left that ever knew Kendafl, etc. ' Btyi faithfully yours, - : F. A. ABBOT... -? "Antelope. ' - rJtm 'lu. . . . i .A v v fVLru'-"- wtbb oorn m ae eitj wi "tnr esrly In life, and at the age of 21 connected himself with the New Orleans i f?caTone. as special correspondent, and " Associated Press then In charge of : MV .a XCV -r .;. KT i "V V av I I Bora Goinar to Wmr to the nearest drug store and get a tottle" of Chamberlain Colic, Cholera ad- llrrhoe Remedy as a safeguard - against bowel complain ta. It Is the most weeessful medicine In the world for these Jlmeata and should be a part ot the equtpmeat of tc y0r sale by ' a ruggltta. , . , f v RECOMMEND WINCHESTER'S BTPOPHOSPHITXS OF LIMB AND SODA for weak tangs, asrrooa dyspepsia, and ss strongtboa the wbols nervous sad sansral rataia. Is a bra 1b. nerrs and blood food. All aroggist. WINCHESTER A CO., N. Y. iulu t7 TuThSuAWlv the late Dr. Alexander Jones, as Its general agent. His services on the Picayune were so appreciated toy Mr. Holbrook tbat he sent him a power of attorney to act for the paper as he saw fit in New York. His connection with the paper continued over a quarter of a century Mr. Abbot outliving all its proprietors. With -the Associated Press Mr. Abbot continued until Dr. Jones retired. He was then asked toy Mr. Snow, of the Tribune, If he would take the agency, but declined, the work being too arduous and confining. He, bowever. attached other papers to his Picayune connection. Including the Philadelphia Ledger, for many years, and the Boston Journal. The latter had Just begun its morning edition, and on the Boston Associated Press refusing to allow the Journal to become a memoer. hoping thereby to kill it, Mr. Abbot was telegraphed a carte blanche by Colonel Rogers, and be so flooded the Journal with Important telegrams that its opponents were compelled to cry for quarter and to seek admission Into the Jour- nal s news arrangements. Mr. addoc was highly complimented by Colonel Rogers for the big victory. In later years Mr. Abbot confined his dntles to the Galveston News, Dallas News and the Philadelphia Record, having commenced with tbe very first number of the latter paper under Mr. Swaim, and continuing the connection under Colonel Slngerly. In 1871 Mr. Abbot lost his mother, and as a memorial to her he at once erected a non-sectarian chapel near bis residence at Harrison, New York, paying the entire cost of the same out of his newspaper earnings, and supporting It In all the years Afterwards without once taking up a collection. He used to say, "It was Chrlst'a gospel 'without money and without price.' " It Is estimated that nearly 100 ministers (of the various denominations) have preached in the chapH, which still lives a memorial to bis memory, as well as to that of his mother. It Is a somewhat remarkable fact that Mr. Abbot survived all the newspaper proprietors, editors and reporters who were early in the harness with him, except Mr. (H. A. Jackson, then on the New York Evening Express and now connected "with -the Mail and Express. Spring humors, bolls, pimples, eruptions, gores may be completely cured by purifying tne blood ltb Hood' Sarsaparllla. LUTHERAN LADIES. The great lawn of the Busing home at 1623 North Claiborne street wore a striking appearance last night. Strung from the booths oX the small trees which skirt the pathways were gay Chinese lanterns, each sending shafts of varl-colored light. Almost everywhere were found sweet-faced girls and charming matrons serving cream and other dainties to the guests. The ladies were connected with the Young Ladles Association of St. John's Evangelical Luthern church, and they were celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their society. Any number of gnests were present, and the hostess. Miss Emma Busing, with her assistants, did not fail in making everyone thoroughly enjoy the evening. Sunday last the celebration was had la the little church, and after the services the members determined to celebrate socially as well. So arrangements were made for tha lawn party which occurred last night. For twenty-five rears this association has spread so much good within and outside of the church that Its worth Is not questioned. There la no show at benevolence among tbe members, but the main object is to further tha religious interests of the congregation, and often deserving students and teachers have received help from tbe association. For each-other, the members' strive to make life haoDler. aad over and again, through tbe association's work, sunshine took the place of shadows in manp lives. The officers are: Miss Clara Bauer president; Miss Emma Basing, vice president; Miss Carrie Busing, secretary; Miss Mary Hughes. treasurer.- f;';' " Coolest ef Mooataia Retsrti; Battery rtrk Hotel, AshevIUe, N. C. -Six months excursion tlca:eta. 27 BO. W. j OeUeU representative, at feu Charles. Booklets and informatioo.