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J. ?. CLINKSCALBS, > Editors and
O. 0. LANGSTON, | Peopmktobs.
ONE YEAR.fl 50
SIX MONTHS . 75
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 189S.
Rev. Sam Jones has withdrawn
from the race for Governor of Georgia
in favor of Allen D. Candler. He ran
long enough, however, to receive
many letters of good advice. He now
signs himself Ex-candidate Jones,
"The Saunterer" in New York
Toten Topics speaks the whole truth
in the following paragraph: "Repeat
edly I have reminded the Hanna ad
ministration that the appointment of
negro officeholders in white communi
ties in the South would result in
criminal outrages, and I am glad to
know that my remonstrances have
prevented several such appointments.
The cruel murder, last week, of a
U3gro postmaster in Lake City, a
South Carolina hamlet, emphasizes
my objections. Nobody can defend
the ignorant whites that lynched this
negro, but the whites are not so much
to blame as the reckless Republican
managers that sent the negro to cer
tain death. There are sections of this
city, of Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston
?of every American city?in which a
negro official would be no safer than
he is in South Carolina. The admin
istration is paying off the negro dele
gates that nominated MeKinley and
calls it 'building np the Republican
party in the South.' It ssems to me
more like killing off the Republican
It is now believed, even by those
who have heretofore been most con
servative, that war with Spain is in
evitable. Hasty war preparations
have taken the place of guarded di
plomatic discussions. Spain seems
determined to bring the matter to a
head, and the apparent willingness of
the administration not to check her
has awakened Congress aud our ad
ministration to the fact that active
preparations for actual warfare are
A bill was introduced in Congress
Monday to appropriate $50,000,000 for
the National defense, and it is be
lieved this bill will be passed imme
diately. The activity in the war,
State and navy departments clearly
indicates that a declaration of war on
the part of either eountry may be ex
pected at any moment. Orders for
the enlistment of marines and artil
lerymen have been seat out notwith
_ standing Congress has not yet author
ized it. Spain's demand on this gov
ernment for the recall of Consul Gen
eral Lee, and the further demand that
this country send supplies to Cuba on
merchant vessels and not on the Nash
ville and Montgomery, which are
armed cruisers, is looked upon as an
opeiing wedge for hostilities. In re
ply to both demands the President
has flatly refused, and orders were is
sued Monday naming the cruisers
Nashville and Montgomery as the ves
sels to perform the mission. The
prompt action of the President caused
Spain to cancel her demand for the
recall of Lee, stating that it was
simply a request and not a demand,
but she is ominously silent as to her
demand concerning the cruisers. The
President takes the position that if
vessels of the* United States navy can
be excluded from Mantanzas or Sagua
in times of peace they can likewise be
excluded from Havana harbor, prevent
the sending of another warship to
Havana, as promised, and leave
American citizens resident in Havana
entirely without protection.
Diplomatic relations could be sev
ered without provoking war, but
should Spain undertake to enforce her
demands concerning the warships and
tire upon the Nashville or Montgom
ery the act will certainly precipitate
war. The first gun fired at the Ameri
can flag would surely be the beginning
The blowing up of the battleship
Maine and the finding of the court of
inquiry have almost faded before the
apparent determination of Spain to '
bring about war. Sunday morning
last 1,500 soldiers from Spain were
landed at Havana from the Spanish
vessel Alfonso XIII amidst the hiss
and roar of rockets and batteries and
military music which were answered
by mighty cheers from the soldiers.
The presence in Havana harbor of the
two big Spanish warships Viscaya
and Uquendo and the landing of more
soldiers has given the Spaniards an
exaggerated notion of Spain's naval
power ami led them to believe that,
war with the United States would not
be serious and whetted their desire
for war. When this is considerod in
connection with the fact that if war
does come the lir.sf guns will be trained
either on or from Morro Castle it has
the effect to intensify the belief that
war is inevitable.
The President and his Cabinet and
Congress are fully awake to the seri
ousness of the situation, and no time
is being lost in preparing for the do
fcnsc of the country. The temper of
President McKinley is clearly shown
by bis prompt action with Spain in
their demands concerning Consul Lee
and our war vessels. No Cabinet
meeting was called before refusing
Spain's demands, which indicates that
be is determined to be no longer tri
fled with, and bis actions are being
supported by Democrats and Republi
cans alike. The administration has
been assured that any amount of
funds deemed necessary would be pro
vided by Congress to put the govern
ment in a state of defense, and that
the administration would be backed
up in anything that was thought
???es?ary. Monster guns, carloads of
ammunition and thousands of tons of
coal are being rushed to Pensacola,
Key West, Savannah and Charleston,
and the departments present a scene
as active as if war bad already been
declared. If this country is not al
ready prepared for war she soon will
be, and, as has been well said by one
of our contemporaries, should Spain
invade the Uiited States she will
make discoveries Columbus never
Lee's Recall Asked by Spain.
Madrid, March t>.?Senor Gullon,
Spanish Minister of foreign affairs, re
cently intimated to United States Min
ister Woodford that the Spanish gov
ernment desired the recall from Ha
bana of Consul General Lee and that
the American warships which have
_been designated to convey supplies to
Cuba for the relief of the sufferers
there should be re placed by merchant
vessels in order to deprive the assist
ance sent t? the reconcentrados of an
Minister Woodford cabled the re
quests to the Washington government,
which replied, refusing to recall Gen
eral Lee in the present circumstances
or to countermand the orders for the
despatch of the war vessels, making
the representation that the relief ves
sels are not fighting ships.
Washington, March 15.?The Span
ish situation developed two new phases
to-day. when it became known that
the Spanish government had formally
requested the recall of Consul General
Lee at his post at Habana, to which
request the United States had cour
teously but firmly refused to comply ;
also that the Spanish government has
suggested the impropriety of sending
relief supplies to the Cuban reconcen
trados on the cruiser Montgomery and
gunboat Nashville, to which sugges
tion the United States had given a
like answer in the negative.
The first intimation of these steps
came m a brief and explicit cable dis
patch from Madrid. Prior to its re
ceipt, however, the authorities here
had keen fully conversant with the
facts, although no intimation had been
allowed to get to the public on either
subject. The disclosures from Madrid
left no further ground for reticence in
Washington, and after a conference at
the White House between the Presi
dent. Assistant Secretary Day of the
State department and Secretary Long
of the navy department, the following
authorized statement was handed to
the Associated Press by Judge Day,
as comprising everything that was to
be said by the administration on the
The President will not consider the
recall of General Lee. He has borne
himself throughout this crisis with
judgment, fidelity and courage, to the
President's entire satisfaction. As to
the supplies for the relief of the Cuban
people all arrangements have been
made to carry a consignment this wecl:
from Key West by one of the naval
vessels/whichever may be best adapted
and most available for the purpose, to
Matanzas and Sagua.
Though the officials here are non
committal on the subject, it is gen
erally believed that the request for
General Lee's recall was made at least
a day or two ago, and the Spanish
government, after receiving the reply
of the State department, has not in
sisted either upon Lee's recall or upon
its contention .that the relief supplies
should not be sent to Cuba in naval
Beyond the foregoing, those who
had participated in the conference at
j the White House would not discuss
j the subject, and it was stated posi
lively that the authorized statement
comprised everything that would be
given to any one.
Wasiiisuton, Mandl 7.?Spain has
withdrawn her request for the recall
j of Consul General Lcc. This does
not alter the situation regarding the
j carrying of supplies to Cuba on war
j ships and McKinley states that his
: original order shall be obeyed.
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All the oihcers of Si. Pa ill'a Kpiseo
! pu! Church, <)ti-, Mass., are womeii, ex
: copt the rector. Women arc now elected
; ?.s v strvmen in some Kpisoop i! ehurelie.--,
but this is suppose*] i<. t..- llio only in
; staue? i;i which nil the vestrymen uro
? ''Mississippi,"' says tn<- Vicksburg
Post ' may bo foolish about fn?e silver,
but she has plenty of g o :, hard sense in
regard to war. We believe liiere h l?t ?
or no WHr fiv ling in ihi* State, ami the
< iovernor has set ;i good example of mod
eration. <>ur people know a great deal
about the old miseries, horrors and losses
occasioned by war. ami certainly will not
favor any unjust and nonce, ssary resort
Sons of Confederate Veterans).
Headquarters South Carolina Divis
ion?United Sons of Confederate
Anderson, S. C, March 7, lSJtS.
General Orders No. 7.
I. The annual meeting of the South
Carolina Division. Sons of Confed
erate Vetcrans,will be held in the City
of Charleston on the 27th of April,
II. Camps are entitled to represen
tation upon the "basis of one delegate
for every 20 active members in good
standing, and an additional delegate
for a fraction thereof, if such fraction
be 10 or more; but every Camp in
good standing is entitled to at least 2
delegates. But no Camp is entitled
to representation unless its per capita
tax of five cents per member has been
III. The several Camps will pro
ceed to elect delegates upon this ba
sis, and also to elect a sponsor to
represent them at the reunion, and
will send the names of delegates and
sponsors to Col. H. H. Watkins, Ad
jutant General, Chief of Staff, Ander
son, S. C.
IV. Brigade Commanders will for
ward their reports to these headquar
ters by April 10th.
V. Mr. F. H. McMaster, command
ing First Brigade, U. S. C. V., at
Charleston, S. C, is hereby appointed
Chairman of a Committee to make ar
rangements for the meeting, with
power to name the members of his
committee from the membership of
Camps Moultrie and Henry Buist.
VI. During the meeting Division
Headquarter* will be at the Charles
VII. The railroads have made for
this occasion the very low rate of fare
of one cent per mile; the Young
Men's Business League, of Charles
ton, have extended to us a cordial in
vitation to meet in that city ; our com
rades of Camps Moultrie and Henry
Buist, the citizens generally, and the
old veterans especially are preparing
to give us a hearty welcome to the
city and to make nur stay there a
pleasant one. It is very desirable
that there be a full attendance of
Sons of Veterans. Important ques
tions affecting the welfare and future
progress of the Association will be
considered, aud it is particularly de
sired that every Camp have present
its representatives to take part in
By order of
M\ L. Boxnam,
Com'd'ng S. C. Division U, S. C. V.
II. H. Watkins,
Adj't. Gea., Chief of Staff.
? Tragedy of the Sea.
Key West, Fla., March 3.?The
schooacr Speedwell, Capt. Collier,
from Marco. Fla., for Key West, was
struck by a squall tO;day while off
Marquesas, eighteen miles from here,
and capsized. Nine persons were
drowned out of thirteen all told on
Among the victims were the three
children of Capt. Collier. George,
Tom and Wilbur, aged respectively 4.
(J and 8 years, and the entire Nichols
family, Bradley Nichols and his wife,
their son and. the latter's wife, and
two grandchildren. The family were
from Bridgeport.'Connecticut. Those
saved are: Capt. Collier, Samuel
Cates, Jesse Creene, deck hands, and
R. W. Bates, of Myers, Fia., a pas
The Nichols family is said to have
been well-to-do. All had been stay
ing for a month or two at" a small ho
tel kept by Capt. Collier at Marco,
and they were on their way home.
The survivors say the Speedwell,
which is a small vessel of about twen
ty-live tons, was making slow head
way this morning against a heavy
wind. About 7 o'clock Capt. Collier
was at the wheel and the Nichols
family and the (.'oilier children were
in the cabin asleep. Suddenly a
s*(Uall came up and the bout was
turned over. Collier, the deck hands
and Mr. Bates were swept into the
sea, but caught the rigging in time to
save themselves. The men lashed
themselves to the rigging. After be
ing there for two hours the sea sub
sided. Then they got thclingy loose,
bailed her out with a hat, broke a
thwart in l\v? pieces and with these
for oars, rowed toward Marquesas.
After uoing three miles they were
picked up exhausted by a fishing
sloop and brought here.
Samuel Cates. one of the survivor.-,
who was seen at. his homo here to
nitr.it said: "('apt. Collier aas been
sailing for twenty live years in these
waters. lie is no| to blame. Before
we knew it wr wen; lifted ofl our feet
ami into the vvat< r. As for those
poor people down below, they were
penned in lik-- rats. The wife of
young Nichols rose t" a skylight. 1
was clinging t" the rigging. Sin
waved her hand t" mc and thai - the
last I saw "I her. When we goi oil
two hours lat? r they wen; all dead.
We di?l im11 sec a thing of the captain
or hear a cry. We had to bail with the
hat a]] the time we were in the dingy
and often came near being swamped.
Sunn after being brought into port
Capt. Collier und tJcsse fc-'reeue went
out on the yacht Buccaneer, accom
panied by a diver, to try to recover
Bridgeport, Cone, March 3.?
Bradley Nichols was one of the most
prominent real estate dealers in this
city and was very wealthy. His son,
Warren, who was also drowned, was
associated with him in the business.
The wife of the young Nichols was
the daughter of United States Prose
cuting Attorney Gidding*, of this
? mt m ? -
? "Jim" Orr, who is one of the most
brilliant, versatile and independent re
formers ic Kansas, is working for tho
passage .of a law which "will compel
every man to refrain from going on an
other man"s note without first getting his
wife's consent "
? David W. Ramsdell, who has just
died in Vermont, in 1%1 received a pack
age of government seed. One peculiar
variety of grass grown be called ''Nor
way oats." In ten years he made ?:i,000,
000 from its sale, but he died in poverty.
IF the Notes and Accounts due the Es
tate of A. S. Stephens are not settled
immediately they will be placed in the
hands of an officer for collection.
Remember, we are headquarters for all
kinds of Repairs on Buggies and Wagons,
and keep a full line of first-class Material
at bottom prices. Painting a specialty.
PAUL E. STEPHENS, Adm'r.
Marek 9, 1698 37 .?.m
IN compliance with the recommenda
tion of the Grand Jury, all persons
who damage the public roads by the erec
tion of dams on side of road which ob
Btruot the flow of the water therefrom, or
otherwise damage the roads by throwing
rocks, brush or other obstruction in the
side ditches, will be prosecuted, unless
such obstructions are removed before the
first day of April next. This is given so
that guilty parties may have time to com
ply with the law.
W. P. SNELGROVE, Co. Sup. j
w ILL be let to the lowest responsible
On Friday, March 25th, at 11 a. m.. the
building of a new Bridge over Eighteen
Mile Creek, on road leading from Pendle
ton to Central.
Plans and Specifications made known
on day of letting. Reserving the right to j
reject any and all bids.
W. P. SNELOROVE.
Co. Supervisor, A. C.
The Sure La Grippe Cure.
There is no use suffering from this dread
ful malady if you will only get the light
remedy. You are having pain all through
your budy. your liver is out of order, bave
no appetite, no life or ambition, have a
bad cold, in lact are completely used up.
Electric Bitters the only remedy that
will give you prompt and sure relief. They
net directly cn your Liver, Stomach and
Kidneys, tone np the whole system and
n.ake you feel like a new being. They are
guaranteed to cure or price refunded " For
sale at Hill-Orr Drug Co's. Drug Store.
Only 50c, per bottle.
Tried and Proven.
AFRICANA is not a new
and an untried remedy, but a
^ medicine of genuine merit that
? is coming more and more to the
mSL\\ i front on account of its wonder
ful cures. Almost every day
you read in the newspapers of
? what it has done for the relief of
^ suffering humanity.
r-\ I That direful disease JRheuma
I tjsm?caused by impure blood?
is driven out of the system by
the use of Africana, and other
terrible blood disorders arc cured
Ask your druggist for it or
write to Africa Co., Atlanta, Ga.
For sale by Evans Pharmacy
and Hill-Orr Drug Co.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
By R. M. Burrias, Judge of Probate.
WHEREAS, A. N. Campbell bas
applied to me to grant him Letters of Ad
ministration on the Estate and effects of
J C. Williams, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admon
ish all kindred and creditors of the said
J. C. Williams, dee'd, to be and appear
before me in Court of Probate, to be held
at Anderson C. H. on the l!Uh day of
March, 1898, after publication hereof,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said Administration should not be
granted. Given under my hand, this
2d day of March. 1898.
R. M. BURRISS, Judge Probate.
Marcl 2d, 1898. 3? 2
A PAYING OFFER !
Beginning with this, the 8th day of March,
1898, a strict account of every dollar spent
with us will be kept for the balance of this
year, and the 1st day of January, 1899, we
will completely SHOE the family that has
spent the largest amount of money with us?
FREE. A complete assortment of Shoes and
Hosiery are kept by us.
J. T. LIGON & CO.,
Electric City Shoe Store, Old Post Offioe Building.
. THE DAY WE CELEBRATE.
YES, we propose to make this the most expensive anniversary celebration
ever witnessed in our hopping, rushing, buzzing little city. Just nine year*
ago, on the fifteenth day of this month, the writer, then a stranger, poor in
purse but rioh in pluck, push and energy, and with a determination to snatch
both fame aud fortune from the hands of lime right here. How well we have
succeeded let our accumulated stock answer. Ah ! let the anathemas of dis
gruntled competition speak. Ye>, let the thousands of happy and satisfied
customers who sing our praises from the four-winds of the earth swell the
chorus till every man, woman and child throughout the land wafts onward
and upward the refrain of that noble work done by C. S. Minor at the Ten
Store. How well we have succeeded let our Special Celebration answer, and
its notes shall echo and re-echo through hill aud dale till the tide is so irre
sistible that even competition takes it up. To eelehrate the Ninth Anniver
sary of the beginning of our career we propose to sacrifice nearly ten thou
sand dollars worth Gcods in our?
SPECIAL GLASS SALE.
This Special Sale begins TUESDAY, MARCH 8th, and will continue
till March 25th. Now, don't wait till the best has been picked over aud then
say we never done it. Fall in the swim and let the tide bear you on. Here
are a few prices to give you an idea :
C) good Tumblers for 10c, Lamp Chimneys, 2c, 3e and 4c, Fancy Deco
rated Lamp Chimneys 8c aud 10c each, Complete Lamps 5c, Large Lamps
15c to l>Se and 21c for large Stand Lamps, Fancy Decorated Parlor Lamps
at 2-Sc each, Night Lumps and Shade* 23c, Water Sets complete 39c, Fancy
Lemonade and Water Set.4ymipletc at 03c, Salt and Pepper Shakers at 2c.
I 4c and -Se, Castors at 12cjjE;i0e for a handsome one, while S!Jc buys Silver
Plated Stand with live Cfopt?, Individual Salts 2c each, Bird Seed and Wa
ter Cups 4c, ? Ice Creani Saucers 15r, Molasse.? Cans 7c, >Sc and 10c, the
Fancy Fine Goods and uubreakable at 17c to 27c, Covered Butters 5c, Sc.
and 10c, Creamers and Spooners 5c, Stand Preserves 13e and lUe, 23c and
33e large sizes, Extra Goblets <1 for 2'!c, Sugar Dishes 7e and 9c, Hen Butter
Dishes 10c, Handsome Hand Mirrors 15c, Pocket Mirrors le. The Magic
Mirror 3c, Large Y'aie* at 7c pair, Fish Globes, and everything made of
Glass for this Special Cclebnttion Sale at price* that no man can stand for a
regular business. Pretty Glass Mugs, with handles, at 4c. Large China Cup
and Saucer at f>f.~ ILiff-gaJIon.Pitchers 14c. China Tea and Dinner Sets
also in thi? sale.
There will be those who don't believe it now, but in a month's time they
will be wishing thev had believed it. ''Five were wise and five were foolish."
Yours always truly,
Leaders of Lvorr Prices for this Country.
And all other varieties,
CANE SEED FOR FORAGE.
The Alliance Store!
ARRIVAL OF IRISH LINENS.
It requires no magnifying glass to discover that these
particular Table Covers, or Doylies, or Damask, or Handker
chiefs, are the Genuine Irish
Goods. One can feel it in the
fine texture. The goods have
come from a recent impor ta
tion of the agents of the best
known European house. The
Table Linens are of the kind
that are usefulness idealized
and become art, yet losing nothing of their utility.
HOSIERY. The grade of Hosiery I
Ladiss and that we are handling
Children's, is the celebrated Onyx j
brand, and we guarantee erery pair j
of these goods to be absolutely stain- I
less. They are not the cheapest, but J
the liest. ;
DIMITY, Our Salespeople tell !
Persian Lawn, us that they never !
OBGANDIES. before have offered ;
the splendid values in these wash ;
goods heretofore. The striped Dim-j
ities, the plain and handsomely iig- j
ured Organdies, floral and sprigs de- '
signs and tbe beautiful evening shades !
are well worth your seeing.
WOMEN'S Ready to wear Drese
Tailor Made es for Spring. Many
DEESSES, of them in exclusive
style?, too. They are all of the new
est and most popular fabrics, splen
didly made, and of various linings..
There are those of Black and Blue
Serges, Separate Skirts of elegant
Brocaded Satin, Striped Faille Silk,
Moire Antique, Briiliantines and Ser
ges to suit all purses.
LACES Another stock of
and them just opened.
EMBROIDERIES. It is by fai the
largest asiortment that this Store has
ever shown. The Torchons and Va
lenciennes ate of a special quality,
aod were bought at prices whereby
you will be enabled to make your
money go farthest.
Are daily being replenished with bright, new Goods, and
there are many things that we are unable to mention, owing
to a lack of space.
The date of our Spring Millinery Opening will be an
JULIUS H. WEIL & CO.,
Successors to R. S. Hill.
The Maine Destroyed and War
has been Declared by . . .
D. C. BROWN * BRO.
ALL who wish to enlist with us must call at once and be inspected. We
have been adding new names to our roll every day, and now we are making
lower prices than ever before. We wish to call attention to our?
Which is full to overflowing.
We have six Cars of FLOUR, all grades, at S3.25, $3.50, $4.00, $4.25,.
and $5.0l>per barrel.
1,000 lbs. Cream Cheese at 9c,
And all varieties of Eastern SEED POTATOES at :)5c. per peck
Come hi and inspect our Goods and get our prices.
Yours very truly,
D. C. BROWN & BRO.
al 1 1 A!
EVERYTHING necessary to supply the Farm, and we will make you prices
which will reduce expenses to the minimum. We buy Goods cheap and hell
vou correspondingly. We constantly keep on hand all grades of?
CHIC0RA ACID AND GUANO,
And guarantee our prices on samo. These Goods have stood the test for
years, and till who have'used them will tell you there are none better.
P8?^OS ?ND ORGANS.
II?KSI'KK in inform ihe } nblkr thai 1 am now Agent tor th:> following well known
Miifiiejil Instruments :
PIANOK?KMKKSON <1H i ! *K l?lil X'J and MKHL?N.
OKUAXS WK.WKU, Mil.I.Kit and other High Circle Orpins,
llepreaenting the M'auunieiorors ? 1 rre?.-:. i am enabled to sell you either a IMano or
an Organ at a very LOW L'KIOK and If y<?? eontc : plato buying either it will pay
voll to call mu or address me a! Anderson, M C.
n. I.. HUMS.
RILEY'S iDiisriisra- ROOM
-Is the place to buy -
A Dollar's Worth of COFFEE if want something Rich and Slrorr.
J. G. RILEY.