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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1899. VOLUME XXXV-NO. 8.
Lucky Key !
THE fellow who broke our plate glass
show window with a brick last Wednes
day night didn't have the lucky key, else
s you people who now hold keys wouldn't
have a chance to try them on September
% 1899. The box is somewhat disfigured,
I but the money is all O. K, and if you
want to win
%e or more Dollars
WITH US !
We give a key with each dollar's worth
you trade, and then we give you more for
your dollars than any credit Store can
- possibly give. Remember
WE SELL IT FOR LESS."
. Evans & Co,
THE? SPOT CASH CLOTHIERS.
Buggy and Wagon
Trade is on the increase, but we want it to
THOUSANDS of Farmers can testify that "Old Hickory," "Tennessee,"
"Studebaker ' and "Kilburn" Wagons are the lightest running and will wear
k'Dger than other makes on the market. You may find in this County these
Wagons that have been ia constant use for the past twenty years.
We also have on hand a large and varied assortment of BUGGIES and
CARRIAGES, and among them the celebrated "Babcock's," "Columbias,"
'Tyson ?fe Jones," "Columbus," and many other brands.
Our record for selling first-class Goods is evident by the blands men
t? caed above, that we have exclusive sale for in Anderson County.
Our "Young Men's" Buggy has no equal.
Have also a large and select line of HARNESS, SADDLES, BRI
DLES, &c., and have recently secured exclusive control and sale of the cele
brated "Matthew Heldraan" Harness, which is well known in this County,
*?>d needs no "talking up."
The Wagon and Buggy manufacturers are advancing prices on all their
^oods on account of the ad vaDce in price of all the material, and in conse?
?pence we will have to advance our prices from $5.00 to $10.00 a job ; b?'t
we wish to give you a chance to buy before the rise, so you had better join
:B the procession and buy one of our Buggies or Wagons at once, for on and
after September 1st next our prices will be at least S5.00 higher thau at
present. We regret having tc?do this, but cannot ge: around it.
Buy now and save this advance.
JOS. J. FRETWELL.
Will still sell you a first-class Buggy for $30.00. Car
FRESH LOT OF
BUIST'S TURNIP SEED.
WHEELMEN, ATTENTION !
IF YOU WANT
BICYCLES ANI, SUNDRIES
Bring the CASH and call on
THOMSON BICYCLE WORKS,
THE BICYCLE PEOPLE.
BILL ARFS LETTER.
Bill Has Something to Say About the
These Mormons are a mystery to me
-3,000 miles away from home they are
raising a commotion among our people
and I don't understand what they are
after. Are they really missionaries
sent out from Utah to propagate their
religion, or are they religious tramps
who find this an easy way to live. They
compass sea and land to make a single
proselyte and remind us of the far
reaching zeal of the Jesuits of tho six
teenth century. The Jesuits went to
the heathen/)f all countries who had
not heard of/ lesus, but these Mormons
go to the Protestants in enlightened
Christendom and seek covertly to
undermine their faith. They work
upon the weak minded and fanatical
and only make converts by destroying
the peace of the family. No wonder
that the good people of the commu
nities drive them out and maltreat
them. 1 have no respect for prose
lytes in a Christian land who would
seek to draw their converts from one
Christian church to another and sow
discord in a family.
I was ruminating about this Mormon
ism, which is another child born of
New England fanaticism, where all the
devilish things originate. It is close
akin to the doctrine of free love, that
originated there half a century ago,
and is now pretty generally accepted.
If a man doesn't find his affinity when
he marries he finds her afterwards, and
they keep on swapping around.
Joe Smith came from there and one
day pretended to find a Bible under a
big stone. It was placed there by au
angel and had golden leaves, and he
was told to read it, for it was the last
will of God and he must preach it to
the people. He copied the writing and
was going to sell the gold, but the
angel rebeked him and took the golden
leaves away. Well, that man found
fools enough to start a new departure
in religion, and because the good peo
ple at home made fun of him, he and
his followers moved to Pennsylvania,
where he had more visions and the
angel gave him a pair of magic spec
t ides and a Urim and Thummin, and
tliked to him behind a curtain, and
: John the Baptist visited him and gave
him the Holy Ghost and the gift of
prophecy and supernatural powers.
From there he and his followers went
to Palmyra, N. Y., and had the "Book
of Mormon'' printed, and organized a
church with thirty members, and Smith
cast a devil out of a man named
But Palmyra got too hot for them
and they moved to Kirtland, Ohio, be
cause the angel said so. But Kirtland
got too warm for them and they moved
j to Missouri and founded the city of
i Zion. Not long after he went hack to
I Kirtland on a visit and they tarred and
; feathered him, bot his persecution
gave him strength and followers and
they built a church there and called
themselves the Latter Day Saints, and
started a bank and flooded the country
? with wildcat money in the name of the
! Lord. The leaders were arrested and
indicted for murder, treason, burglary,
arson and larceny, but were allowed to
j escape from jail and leave Kirtland
with their families. From there they
went to Illinois, guided by an angel,
and founded the city of Nauvoo. There
they bailt another church and sent
missionaries to England to make con
: verts, and they made them. Nauvoo
grew up rapidly and thc Saints soon
numbered 1,500 men and elected Smith
. mayor and lieutenant general. In 18-1*2
he was at the very height ol' his pros
perity and took a hand in politics. In
1843 ho. had another revelation from
the angel and was advised to take some
spiritual wives. Accordingly he took
i two married women, the wives of Dr.
Foster and William Law. two of his
chief supporters. Of course, this raised
a rumpus and Foster and Law started
a newspaper against him and published
the affidavits of sixteen women, who
charged Smith and his head man,
Rigdon, with impurity and immorality.
! Smith then destroyed the press and
j Foster and Law had to fly r their
I lives. They appealed to thc courts
! and had warrants issued for him and
! Rigdon and seventeen others. They
were arrested and put in jail. Thc
governor visited them and promised
protection to them, if they and their
families would leave the country, but
the people were so exasperated with
them they went that night to thc jail'
and broke aown thc doors and shot
Smith and his brother to death.
What kind of a story is that to found
the Mormon religion upon and yet
these Mormon elders have the cheek to
travel through this southern land to
propagate their spurious faith among
But Smiths wife and his son Joe
never did accept the revelation as to
spiritual wives, and the son reorganized
Mormonism at Plano, 111., where he
publishes Thc True Saints* Herald, and
is in all that region tho acknowledged
head of the Saints of the true Mormon
church. The polygamists were all cx
: pelled, after suffering by whipping and
I house burning and other penalties by
I mob violence. They moved in nent
j tcred bauds to Utah and chose Brigham
j Young as their leader. Ho was a zeal
j ous advocate of polygamy and showed
. his faith by his work*, for when he
(lied in 1877 he lett seventeen wives
sixteen sons and twenty-eight (laugh
ters that he acknowledged-besides a
number of ot hers who acknowledge
But these Mormons who are sojourn
ing in our land declare that polygamy
is now abolished and that they ave not
proselyting to that faith, though it was
the faith of Abraham and Jacob and
David and Solomon. Well, our people
don't want such men fooling around
their families and demoralizing weak
men and weaker women in every com
munity. A moderate chastisement
would have a sanitary influence on all
Fanatics and tramps have their nur
sery in New England. Wc sec that
the bones of thc seven lieutenants of
old John Brown have recently been
removed to North Elba and are to be
reburied with honors, and that Mc
Kinley was invited. That shows thc
animus of that people. They still make
a demigod of that old fool John Brown,
whom Giddings and Beecher and Gar
rison made a cat's-paw of to incite the
slaves of Virginia to insurrection and
to provoke them to murder and arson
and rape. They furnished him with
$500 in gold and all the rifles aud am
munition he wanted, and so he took up
his residence near Harper's Ferry and
for two years lived there and planned
his bloody and treasonable scheme.
Fred Douglas visited him there and
advised him to wait, for the fruit was
not ripe. But thc old fanatic believed
the Lord was witli him and wouldn't
wait any longer, and so one dark night
he and his little band of twenty-two
deluded followers surprised and over
powered the guards and took thc arse
nal and then calmly awaited the up-'
rising of the negroes. But the negroes
would not rise. Most of them were at
tached to their masters and their fami
lies and would not join thc traitors.
They soon came to grief. John Brown
was wounded, his son was killed and
most of his followers. For forty long
years the graves of seven of them have
been unmolested, but John Brown's
soul, they say, keeps marching on and
so it docs seem to, with the second and
third generations of thoso who have
hated us so long and so bitterly. They
sent Brown to Kansas during thc dark
and bloody days and there he and his
followers, among other outrages, called
five leading southerners from their
beds one dark night and assassinated
them. Brown said it was God's will.
For twelve years he never lost sight of
his chief aim, which was to start an
insurrection in Virginia and let it
spread all over thc south, until every
slave-holder was murdered. And this
is what the north made a martyr and a
demigod of him tor.
Our own Robert E. Lee, a United
States army officer, officiated at his
trial. Jefferson Davis and John M.
Mason, of the United States Senate,
were appointed a committee to make a
report upon tho invasion and declared
it of no significance except as showing
the animus of thc north toward the
*A friend writes me who wishes to
know where he can get a true history
of John Brown and his Virginia raid
and execution. Nowhere! No southern j
man has written his history. Three j
have been written from a northern
standpoint by enemies of thc south, i
The fairest account will be found in
"Appleton's Biographical Encyclope
dia," but even this one, which was
written by Higginson, is tainted with J
the same old animus that justifies
everything an abolitionist ever did
against the south. It does look like
that forty years of time and the freedom
of the negroes ought to have molified
our enemies and retired old John
Brown and his followers into oblivion,
but it has not, and now they arc trans
ferring their bones to a more congenial
soil and will have grand ceremonies
over their burial.
McKinley has been invited, and as
two of the seven Avero negroes, I reckon
he will go. Maybe the devil has got
them keeping postoffice somewhere in
Hades. Bu.t. Am*.
Negroes Want to go Home.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., August '?>.-A
sensation was created iu thc session of
tile African Methodist Episcopal Pre
siding Elders' Council, of Georgia and
Alabama to-night when tile committee
on the state of thc country presented a
resolution recomending that a commit
tee be appointed by the council to set
before the United States Congress the
deplorable condition of the^negro pop
ulation in several of the States, and to
petition Congress for an appropriation
of $100,000,000 to start a line of steam
ships between the United States and
Africa in order to enable all negroes
who may desire to do so to emigrate to
Bishop Turner, of Atlanta, who pre
sided, explained that he did not desire,
the government to carry emigrants free
to Africa, but tako them direct and at
reasonable cost. He said European
immigrants are landed in this country
j at from $10 to $15 each. "But," said
I he, "im going to Africa ono must go
: via England, thus crossing thc ocean
I twice, at a cost of $100."
I Tho resolution was adopted by a
I unanimous vote.
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Minutes cheaper than at any other
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If you have printing to do. it will bo to
your interest to write to the Press and
Banner, Abbeville, S. C. ff.
The Kennion at thc Carswell Institute.
hast Wednesday the reunion of the
survivors of Company F, 24th South
Carolina regiment, m connection with
thc reunion of the old students of Cars
well Institute, situated in Hall Town
ship, thirteen miles south of Anderson,
furnished the occasion for a gathering
of twenty-five hundred people. Com
pany F, 24th South Carolina Volunteers,
numbers on its roll of members one
hundred and sixty names, of whom
there are fifty-eight survivors, and out
of this number thirty were present.
The members of the company have met
at this point every year sincc*thc war,
and on July 25,1888. were formally or
ganized, and as an organization since
that time have regularly come together
to go over the past and relate the mem
ories and incidents which it experi
enced in the stirring times from "(?0 to
li?. At 11.30 o'clock the Association
was called to order hythe Hon. U.V.
Clinkscales and after prayer by thc
Kev. Mr. Abney, of Starr, the large
audience was addressed by Prof. ll. P.
Clinkscales. .Ir., his subject being the
"Civil War and thc Lessons it Teaches
This Generation."' His speech dealt
with thc principles which caused tin
war, and thc heroic conduct of thc
Confederate soldier in maintaining
those principles-facing terribie odds
and leaving to their sons an example
of unequalled patriotism, anda heri
tage of glory for valor and duty well
done unsurpassed in the aun?is of thc
world. After music thc chairman in
troduced Gen. M. !.. Bonham, who
made au eloquent speech, suitable to
the occasion, in which he incidentally
sought to give due credit to thc great
Army of the West for the invaluable
services rendered the Southern cause
by it. The venerable Martin Hall, a
survivor of Company F, 24th South
Carolina, Jins given a lot to the sur
vivors of the company for their annual
meetings, and through thc suggestion
and efforts of Gen. Bonham a pavillion
will he erected on thc spot before thc
occasion of the jiext reunion.
Dr. M. A. Thompson, representing
the man in grey, was next introduced,
and recited an extract. "Thc Faded
Jacket of ('icy." The recitation was
made more impressive and realistic by
thr presence of a young lady. Miss
Lucy Lcverett, who stood by the
speaker holding up to the gaze of the
audience a faded Con federate coat.
Hr. Thompson was followed by E.
M. Bucker, who made a telling speech,
lauding thc qualities of thc Confederate
soldier and showing ?that in every
crisis of the nation's history, from its
incipiency to the present time, South
ern men have been the power that
guided affairs. He regards the pension
building at Washington a monument to
thc valor and courage of thc Confede
The exercises at this juncture were
varied by music, after which W. C.
Latimer, of Belton, son of the Hon. A.
C. Latimer, was introduced and deliv
ered a well prepared speech on the
Philippine war. He is an anti-expan
After a recess of an hour, during
which an excellent dinner was enjoyed,
thc audience reassembled at the stand
and the Hon. A. C. Latimer was intro
duced, and paid his respects to the
opposers ol* the Alliance. The people
should keep well informed on political
subjects. Politics should be discussed
on all occasions. He branched off on
the Philippine war and criticised the
Administration for spending $1,000,000
per day in trying to subjugate a people
who ought to bc free. He took occa
sion in this connection to score Me
Lnurin for his voting with the expan
sionists', charging that by his vote he
saddled an infamous debt on Hie peo
Senator Tillman was then introduced
and after some introductory remarks
appropriate to the occasion .said his
interest in the meeting centered in the
fact of the old soldiers. That Iiis
brother had served in thc war and was
captain of Company I, 24th South Car
olina regiment, and he was attached to
all his comrades. The action of tho
Republican party in regard to Hawaii
and now refusing to grant liberty to
the Filipinos was thc occasion of thc
thought that thc Confederate soldier
enjoyed thc proud distinction of mak
ing the last stand for constitutional
liberty. Wc should be opposed to thc
expansionist idea from a monetary
standpoint, if not on any other or
broader grounds, secondly, because
they were alien in race and different in
religion. Thc article of C. C. Feather
stone in the Columbia State of the 8th
inst, was thc occasion of some discus
sion of thc liquor question. He. read
thc ar ticle and said that he did not say
what the article makes him say, "that
the Prohibitionists were a set of hypo
crites and cowards.'1 What he did say
at Sumter was "that if wc had prohi
bition it would make our people liars
and hypocrites.'' He then proceeded
to score Mr. Featherstone, saying that
Mr. Featherstone was lacking in gen
tlemanly feeling or he would have as
certained the truth of a statement be
fore attacking him in a newspaper ar
ticle, ile discussed the liquor question
at some length, warned the people to
keep posted in reference to political
affairs. "Eternal vigilance is the price
Senator Tillman made thc closing
speech of tho day.
A resolution was passed by thc sur
vivors thanking the speakers for their
presence on thc occasion. J. M. P.
A Good idea.
Editora Intelligencer: Kindly give we
space in your paper to say a little con
cerning the negro vagrants of this city.
Thc streets of this city are pretty
well filled with them all the time, ne
groes of all sizes, too lazy and trilling
to work. Occasionally they block the
sidewalk so bad that it is impossible to
pass. There is a place on South Main
street where negroes congregate so
thick that we have seen ladies walk
out into the street, and then after
passing, get back on the sidewalk,
rather than pass through such a mob of
Wc think if the city olliccrs wonld
put thc chain and ball on a few of
them and let them work our streets for
some time, that the city sidewalks
would be a much mere desirable place
for tlie ladies to walk on than the
Wc suppose it will be next winter
like it was last winter, the white peo
ple will have to feed and furnish wood
for a lot of negro women, who will be
too poor to provide for themselves,
j Yet thc trilling set i:nu be found deco
rating tlie sidewalks with their "beau
tiful ligures" any time through thc
day. But thc majority of that same
set will have to be cared for during thc
severe part of next winter. .
A gang of negroes can be found on
luost auy of the vacant lots or ball
grounds playing ball at any time.
They are too lazy and trifling to work.
We have seen negroes refuse work
when they were offered work, saying
that they did not have to work to live.
But some white man's chicken house
would be relieved of a nice frying
chicken on account of that negro who
didn't have to work for a living or
perhaps his woodpile relieved of a big
The most of the negroes who have
been lynched in the Southern States
were vagrants. If they had been at
work and had their mind employed,
they would perhaps all been living to
day. When their miud is not employ
ed in Avork of some kind, it is then
when they try some "scheme," which
causes them to be "swung np."
Mr. and Mrs. Randall McBride, ol'
Chattanooga. Tenn., are visiting
friends and relatives.
Mr. John Richey, of Fork township,
was killed Tuesday, a week ago, by a
man named Powers. Thc cause was
an old grudge, particulars of which the
correspondent doesn't know. Thc
corpse passed through here en route
to the family burying ground. Thc de
ceased was a brother of the ex-sheriff
of Pickens County.
Messrs. A. W., J. S. and G. A. Martin,
from near Hopewell, have opened up
a mercantile business in Rochester
Rev. J. F. Singleton is conducting a
series of meetings in the Baptist Church
this week, which are very intciesting.
Miss Mattie Eskcw is visiting her
brother, Mr. S. L. Eskew, attending the
Miss Pearl Norris is visiting her aunt,
Mrs. W. M. Gibson.
Mr. Prue Norris made a pop call to
some of the Pendleton folks Monday
-- ? ?
The Abbeville County Singing Con
vention will convene with the Buffalo
Baptist Church, near Troy, on Satur
day and Sunday, Aug. 20 and27. Sing
ers from all sections are invited to at
Each Church in the County is enti
tled to a delegation ot two, with alter
nates. T. EARLE ELGIN,
- The shortest honeymoon and the
quickest application for divorce on
record are reported in thc Winfield
(Ran.) Courier. On Monday of last
week a resident of Pawnee, 0. T., was
married to a young woman of Winfield.
It was noticed that the bridegroom waa
somewhat under the influence of liquor
during the ceremony, and when he
retired to t!ic room of the bride he sat
down in a chair and at once went to
sleep. When he awakened two hours
later his bride was still with him,
but she had been transformed from an
affectionate girl into an angry and
disgusted woman. She turned a deaf
car to all his apologies and entreaties,
and walked out of the room and straight
to a lawyer's office, where she com
menced action for divorce.
A story comes from Georgetown
County of the eating alive of a young
negro child by a wild hog, which ven
tured out of a swamp and seized upon
its prey. The mother of the child
came upon the scene just in time to
save a few fragments of thc child's
body, upon which the animal was still
munching. The swamps in that sec
tion were at one time filled with wild
boars and animals of that class.
$100 Reward. $100.
I ho readers of thia paper will be pleased to learn
that there is at least one dreaded disease that sci
ence has been Mr to cure in all Its stages, and that
is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only posi
tive euro now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease req tires a
constitutional troutraeut. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
taken internally, acting directly u]\on the blood
and mucous surfaces of tho system, thereby de
stroying tho foundation of the di ea.se, ?nd giving
ibo pa tient strength by building un the constitu
tion and assisting nature in doing Its work Tho
proprietors have m much frith in its curative
powers, that they offer One Hundred l ollara for
any ca** that it tails to cure. Send for Hst of tes
Hall's Famllv rills are the best.
- The farmers in the Eastern part
of the State are realizing a good price
for their tobacco crop.
- The Wheat G rowers' Convention
at Greenwood yesterday was a most
interesting and profitable meeting.
- Reports fr >m Charleston say thai
j the fertilizer trust is about to get hold
I of all the large plants in that section.
I - Army worms have appeared in
j Cherokee County. They are nuuj3r
I ous and eating up everything greer:
[ in their path.
- There arc now 1,015 inmates in
the State Hospital for the Insane in
Columbia, the largest in the history
of the institution.
An S-year-old son of Jas. Vaughn,
a well known Greenville "County farm
; cr, was kicked to death by a horse at
j his home last Saturday.
I - Capt. E. M. Lipscomb and his
j two sons, Durrett and Lewis, of
j Ninety Six, were poisoned from cat
I ing beef, it is supposed.
~ Dr. J. C. Maxwell, the founder
I of the Connie Maxwell Orphanage,
j died at his home in Greenwood last
j Saturday night, aged 62 years.
- Miss Lillie Clardy, a handsome
young woman of Pickens County, was
accidentally shot and killed with a
pistol in the hands of her brother.
- President Johnson, of Winthrop
College, says he has received 600 ap
plications for entrance, but at least
200 of them cannot be accommodated.
- John Short, a white man on the
chain gang in Columbia, was shot
twice with a shot gun last week as he
was attempting to escape from the
- The Orangeburg City Council has
stirred up a lawsuit by fining the en
gineers for making unnecessary noise
in blowing whistles. The engineers
paid the fines under protest.
- At a recent meeting of the trus
tees of Clemson College P. T. Brodie
1 was elected professor of mathematics,
C. B. Waller assistant, and John
Simpson instructor of mathematics.
- Columbia is going to build the
largest cotton mill in the South. W.
B. S. Whaley is president and they
start out with a million and a half
dollars stock. That ought to give
them 100,000 spindles.
- Mrs. Lucy Pickens, widow of
Governor Francis W. Pickens, died at
her home in Edgefield Tuesday morn
ing, 8th inst. When young she was
said to be the most beautiful woman
in the South. She was a great favor
ite wherever known.
- Claude, the ten year old son of
S. P. Rush, master mechanic in the
machine shop at Enoree, S. C., Cotton
Mills, last week, in some careless way
happened to let his hand come in con
tact with a little circular saw that was
running, and his hand was cut off.
- There are fourteen cases of small
pox reported in Union County. Dr.
James Evans, of the State Board of
Health, recommended that Dr. C.
Torrence be appointed medical inspec
tor to suppress the disease, and the
Governor made thc appointment.
- When it comes to a prolific
breeder in .?he way of a cow, Mr. J. L.
Cooksey, who li/es near Clifton, is
the possessor of a Durham cow five or
six years old, which, perhaps, has an
unsurpassed record. This animal has
given birth to five calves within the
last three years, twice bearing twins.
All these calves are living.
- W. G. Perry, formerly with the
Piedmont, S. C., Cotton Mills, but
now with the Enoree, S. C., Cotton
Mills, has projected a new cotton mill,
the site to bc just boyond Seneca,
S. C., on the Southern Railway. There
is said to be little doubt that his en
terprise will be fully realized.
- The governor and the attorney
general are busy each day looking into
the investigation. It is very volumia?
ous and it was stated to-day that no
decision had yet been reached as to
what course of proccednre is to be
taken. So far as has been learned
Colonel Neal has not yet paid up thc
amount he acknowledges himself to be
short.-Columbia Record, 14th.
The Railroad Commission has
promulgated the now local tariff or.
cotton, which is of great importance
not only to railroads but cotton ship
pers and growers as well. The rates
are a reduction of from 25 to 30 per
cent on rates formerly existing in this
State, and are said to be lo>ver than
those of any State in thc South. The
Commission and thc railroad official;?
have had this matter under considera
tion for a year, but it remains \o be
seen what the railroads will say about
it. The Commission gives the roads
until August 25 to present their ob
jections. Unless otherwise ordered
the new tariff will go into effect at