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Hax'tow 3?hilo?oph.er !
"To tho victors belong the spoils."
This waa an old war maxim of the Ro
mans in Julius Caesar's day-and was
akin to that other ono, "vac vic tis,"
woe unto the conquered. In 1831,
when General Jackson was sweeping
the field and removing iVom federal
office every whig who had been ap
pointed, William L. Marcy, who waa
in the United States Senate, defended
him in a great speech and promulgated
that maxim, "To the victors belong the
spoils." Marcy was a very brilliant
statesman, but a very bitter partisan.
II* was Governor of New York three
terms, Judge of the Supreme Court,
Secretary of War ander Polk, Secre
tary of State under Pierce, and ho
used this maxim just as far as he was
allowed to. He detested the whig
party and defined an old line whig to
be "a conceited gentleman who took a
drink when he pleased and never
voted the Democratic ticket." This
reminds mo of an old man I met in
Arkansas, who said to me, "Mr. Arp,
I'm g Wi ne onto 80 years old-me and
my. old 'oman have lived together
fifty-nine years and jined the same
Baptist Church the year we was mar
ried and every year since then I have
voted the Democratic ticket." His
politics was a good part of his religion.
I remember when the alienation be
tween Whigs and Democrats was quite
as bitter for many years as it has been
between Republicans and Democrats
at the South-social equality even in
small towns was strained by politics.
This alienation got into the churches
and colleges. -There was no outward
breaoh of good manners, but it was
manifested in various ways that the
Whigs felt they were better than the
Democrats, for they were generally
wealthy and educated and owned
slaves. Out of 165 students in our
Slate University in 1845, 130 of them
were sons of 'Whigs. I am still a
Democrat, and my father was before
me, but I have always respected the
grand old Whig party of the South,
and lamented its disruption. I still
remember with pride and admiration
the names of Toomba, Stephens; Ben
Hill, Jenkins, Dr. Miller, Crawford,
Ber rien, the Halls and Holts and Un
derwoods and Doughterys, for I knew
them all personally and heard them
on the stump and in the forum. But
the disruption had to come both in
church and State. The Whigs could
not any longer stand the company they
were in-Norther o Whigs became Re
publicans and affiliated with aboli
tionists in their political platforms.
They precipitated the civil war, and
from that Was born plunder and cor
ruption. I do not mean to say that
all Democrats aro patriotic and honest
nor that all Republicans are unprin
cipled and dishonest. When our un
sophisticated preacher, Ed. Axson,
said to Judge Underwood that he
could hot believe Tweed, was guilty of
stealing ali that money in New York
city, for Tweed 'was a Democrat, the
judge - smiled and said: "My dear
sir, you are too innocent and unsus
pecting to live in this wicked world.
I am twice aa old as you are and my
observation bas been that it is within
the range of possibility for a Demo
crat to steal." But what I do say is
that the Demooratio party has more
conscience and is less greedy than the
Republicans. Shortly after tho war a
Dutchman in Chattanooga killed his
fat shote and hung it up in the back
yard to/ cool during the night--next
morning he waa horrified to find that
one-half of tl o hog waa gone. He
ran around wild and waa very much
excited and deolared that some mean
old stinking Democrat had carried off
one-half of his beautiful shote. "What
makes you think he was a Democrat?"
a neighbor asked. "Vy, of course he
vas a Dimoorat-ol* course he vas-for
a Republican would hav stole de whole
That's it exactly. They want it all.
Jiut. now is the time for a ?roat refor
mation. Martin Luther brought one
in tho church and 1 believe that
Roosevelt, will bring one to tho m&n
agement of our national affairs. He
knows of the corruption and has de
termined to purge it. He will appoint
good men to Office regardless of their
political principles. He will not be
governed by that maxim of Marcy's.
He is sn ardent believer in civil ser
vice reform. General Grant had tho
law passed in 1872 to stop the public
plunder, but ho couldn't enforce it
and it became a dead letter, in 187fi
and. 1880 both partie? pretended to
favor ita revival and they put it aa a
plank in their platforms. In 1883
Congress passed the present vigorous
law on tho subject, hu t party pressure
j evades it as much as possible and that
g unchristian, uncivilized maxim of "to
? ; h-.* victors . belong thc spoils' ' st il 1
E prevails. Tho civil servico' rc fort.?
S does not apply to all thc little offices,
I hut ia pretended to be enforced in tun
Q-oes Back to Jvilras
important ones. Thirty thousand
railway postal clerks are subject to it
and the law is more rigidly enforced
in the postal department than any
other. Now we hope and have a right
io expect that Mr. Roosevelt will see
to it that no objectionable postmaster
shall be appointed in any town North
Or Benth.' Thc pCSiCuiC? ia . emphati
cally the people's office. It ought
really to be au elective office in every
town and village. It is close akin to
home and home affairs and the saored
and secret things of our.homes. Men,
women and Children hav-j a < .ar? in
it and no one but a feicd-hearved, ac
commodating man pr woman of good,
respectar social standing in thc
community should be appointed.
There is an eternal fitness of things
that cannot be disregarded with im
punity and no broad-minded man
would appoint a negro as postmaster
at Athens or Augusta or any white
man's town. Why not try one at
' Canton, Ohio, or Dayton, or any other
J cultured city of the North? Why in?
i suit our people with such federal offi
cials. They say that we are all
brethren now, but as the poet says:
"I know that you say that you love me,
But why did you kick me downstairs?"
Now just think of it-and ponder
it-what an opportunity for. Mr.
Roosevelt to win to him many mil
lions of good people who have been
long estranged. . He can do this and
not strain his Republicanism. What
a great thing it is for a king or an em
peror or a president to be loved by his
subjeots or his people. What a glo
rious . reform it would be for all the
conservative citizens of the North and
the South, tho East and the Wes* to
wipe out the party lines and with o ~d
heart and one mind say to Mr. Roose
velt, sir, your high-toned, pure, patri
otic and unprejudiced administration
since the death of Mr. McKinley has
commanded our reapeot and admira
tion. We therefore nominate you to
succeed yourself. I believe it to be
possible* for this to trappen. Keep'on
that line, Mr. Roosevelt. Put the
best men in office regardless bf party
lines and my old friend, Evan Howell,
and I will baote* you, but we will not
flop over* to the Republican party all
of a sudden, ao Bob Lowry did. It
will have to repent and apologise a
long time before I will trust them and
shake hands across the bloody chasm.
I've got such a long habit of being a
Democrat that I'm too old to change.
Bob Lowry is much younger, and so
is Roosevelt. Lowry can turn Re
publican if he chooses and Roosevelt
can turn Democrat, we don't oare.
Rheumatism-Catarrh In Ute BI~od.
AT LAST A CUMS-TRIAL TREAT
MENT FREE.-It iV tho deep-seated,
obstinate oases of catarrh and rheuma
tism, the kind that have refused to
heal under ordinary treatment that
B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm) cures.
It matters not what other treatments,
doctors, sprays, liniments, medicated
air, blood purifiers, have failed to do,
B. B. B. always promptly reaches the
real cause and roots out and drains
from the bones, joints, mucous mem
brane and entire system the sp?cifie
poison in the blood that causes Rheu
matism or Catarrh. B. B. B. is the
.only remedy strong enough to do this
and eure, so . there-Can never be a re
t urn of the symptoms.x If you have
6ai ns or aohco in bones, joints or
aok, swollen glands, tainted breath,
noises in the head, discharges of mu
cous, * ulceration of the membranes,
blood thin, get easily tired, a treat
ment with B. B. B. will stop every
symptom b.v making the blood pure
and nob. . Druggists $1. Trial treat
ment freo by addressing Blood
Balm Co.. 380 Mitohell street, Atlan
ta, Ga. Describe your trouble
and free medical advice given. Blood
[ Balm, thoroughly tested for MO years;
over 3,000 voluntary testimonials of
I cures by B. B. B. Orr-Gray & Co.,
Wilhito & Wilhite, and Evans Phar
- There are two great classes of
miserable people hi the world-those
who worry beoaupo they have no mon
ey and those wi?*: worry because they
hav<? to worry over tho money, they
A Typical South African Store.
O. R. Larson, of Bay Villa, Sundays
River, Cape Colony, conducts a store
typical of South Africa, at which can
be purchased anything from tho pro
verbial "needle to an anchor." This
store is situated in a valley nine miles
from the nearest railway station and
about twenty-fivo miles from the near
est town. Mr. Larson says: "lam
favored with the custom of farmers
Triihis m ladiua"of thirty miles, to
many of whom i have supplied Cham
berlain's remedies. AU testify to
their value in a household where a
doctor's advice ia almost out of tho
question. Within one milo of my
store the population is perhaps wisty.
Of these, within Lue past twelve
months^ no less thau 1 fourteen have
been ? absolu trie onred by ?harsber
lain'-j Cr?nfth remedy. This must
surely be a r?cord." . For sale by-Orr
j is ?
of tuuhu seem tuey go iar towar
I making life less happy than it shou
I be. The temptation to make a wit
remark at the expense of some ii
qnaintance is often very great, a
especially so to persons who ha
gained a reputation for cleverness; b
he who will iose such an opportuni
rather than give pain or discomfort
another deserves to be placed, alo
with the mah who rules his spit
above the conquerer of a oity.
Bat bad as ia the habit of jesting
the disoomfort of others it is a trifli
fault compared to the love of gosi
which impels people to repeat ev<
report they hear without taking 1
trouble to inquire how much truth
contains. Even when it is who
true, it is generally so muck better
keep silence about it instead of pa
iiig it on to the next acquaintance c
meets. A morbid anxiety to t
something new impels the lover
gossip to oatoh at the slightest hint
some unusual, occurrence, and then
j repeal the story to every friend
meets with all the minuteness of
eye-witness. Usually? if confrou
with a denial and disproof of i
story he has helped to emulate, h<
ready enough to regret "the mistak
or to say he only repeated what
was told, or what he understood;
that gooB only a short way towards
pairing the harm that has been do
for a false report can travel so far i
so fast that the swiftest denial
never overtake it. But supposi
story to be perfectly true, why she
anyone allow a love of talk to o'
come every consideration of pity
the erring, and of sympathy for the
nooent who have been made to su
by his misdeeds? The crime or
fault may be great, but if it do
concern us personally what poss
pleasure can wo find in proclaims
to the world? It is surely a<
where silence is divine-unfortuna
too divine to bo often praoticed.
If it were only malicious, evil-m
ed persons who took delight in ex
iog the sins and weaknesses of oth
there would not be anything suri
iog in it; but when we find Chris
women, who are scrupulously exac
thc performance of every other c
and. charitable co a fault HO t's
almsgiving is concerned, so uuohai
ble in speech and wil'.iug to briiig
grace on others- /ven on tho?
their own sex whim their wami
instincts should impel them to
tact-we oannot but wonder how
that they are so unconscious of
grievous fault in themselves. If \
would only recall the divine ail
of their Master when a certain wo
was brought to Him for condamnai
they would not bc among thc fin
cast a stone at the weak and v. rrj nj
to crush with th ?ir ?ioorn those
have already fallen.
, ; Again, there are many eases w
silence is best even though thc w
we might utter are porfeclly true,
controversies where thc disputant
?once that! by the loss that ho has
ere is something very impressive
fi idea of thoso conventual orders
inpose upon their members a vow
rpetual silence. To bc a deaf
is bad enough, but then tho
person has never heard the
Jd of human voice, or responded to
s of affection with Uko endear
s; and ho has learned to express
Ks feelings by &igns so that* he
s no Other manifestation of them,
to have once known and exercised
flowers of speech, aud then volun
to relinquish its use, when
temotion of the heart sends thc
words crowding to the lips that
ealed as though death itself had
dy laid his finger upon them, cer
y involves a power of self-re
nt of which but few arc capable,
may, at least, learn from these
|crrt brotherhoods" that if they
strength of will to so curb the
ly member and condemn it to
nal silence, wo should be able to
in it so that no evil or injurious
|1 shall ever escape from it. Proba
wc do not seo the uso of their
inflicted silence, but wc must ad
that tho world in general would
ouch the better if there were icss
ing, and if it were occasionally
tod to some "eloquence bursts of
bee."-Charleston Sunday Nitcs.
- Only i? woman's first marriage is
te in heaven; she arranges tho
ia do your work
Mo soap, no soda, no borax, no ammonia
nothing but watet* im needed vfth
to clean anything-pots, pans, furniture, clothes, wood
work. It requires only half the labor as soap or any
other cleanser, and costs much less. See that the
name "Fairbanks" and the "Gold Dust Twins" are on
the package. Ref uss all imitations and substitutes.
THL % K. FAERSANK COMPANY. Chicago. St Louis, Mew York. Boston.
FRED G. BROWN,
Pren, and Treas.
FR AMI A. BURBIDGE,
H. E. BURRI-8,
ANDERSON FERTILIZER COMPANY,
-MANUFACTURERS OF -
ASE Grades Fertilizers, Acid Phosphates,
- AND IMPORTERS OF -
German Kainit, Muriate of Potash and Nitrate of Soda.
We use Tennessee Rock, which runs higher in Bono Phosphate .
than any other Rock in the Country.
WHEAT GROWERS, TAKE NOTICE !
And Enter your nam* for the following Prizes :
Pirat I*r?Ke Ofter.
First best yield ou Six Acres of Wheat
One Farmer's Favorite Grain Drill, worth $70.00.
Second best yield on Six Acres of Wheat
One Ton Standard Guano, 8-2 J-1.
Third best yield on Six Acres of Wheat
Half Ton Standard Blood Guano. 8-ii A-1.
Ne OOH d Prize Oflox-.
First best yield on Three Acres of Wheat
One Ton High Grade Super-Phos., 10 per cent Ava.
Second best yield on Three Acres of Wheat
Half Ton- High Grade Super-Phos., 10 por cent Ava.
Third best yield on Three Acres of Wheat
Half Ton High Grade Super-Phos., 10 per cent Ava.
Third Prize Ofter.
First best yield One Acre of Wheat-One Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
Second best yield One Acre of Wheat-Half Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
Third best yield One Acre of Wheat-Half Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
. Tho following terms must be complied with by those entering contest :
1st. You must fill out the blank hereto attached, sign your name, and cut
out this advertisement in full and return to us.
2nd. You are to choose one disinterested neighbor, we are too choose one,
! and the two are to choose a third. You will enter the nairn; of your represen
tative in the blank space found below.
3d. The three men named will act in the capacity of judges, measure the
land designated by you, which must be in one body, see that nothing but the
Brands of the Anderson Fertilizer Company are applied for fertilizing, and
finally to measure thc wheat when threshed, place the result in a soaled en
velope and mail to us.
. 4th. None other thau the products of the Anderson Fertilizer Company
shall be used by those entering this coutest on*laud designated.
5th. All contestants must fill out and sign this advertisement, antl'return
to this office before iii* first day of December, 1001. WA*
0?h Kaoh winner of a prizi is required to write out i ti detail how the re
sult was obtained by telling us how the land was prepared, with what imple
ments, how much fertilizers mu grade wer? applied to tho acre, what crop
grown on thc land previous to sowing the whvnt, when planted, and anything
of interest that will show the best method to produce wheat in this State.
..'. S. C., ... 1001.
Anderson Fertilizer Co., Anderson, S. C.
Gentlemen : 1 will enter the contest for one of the th rei? prizes offered by
y >u, for ihe best yield in buuhets threshed from.acres of wheat as
per terms set forth in your adve isetuent hereto attached. I name .
. .as my representative.
8th. The three judges of each contestant ?diouid be his neighbors. Stato
in blank space left for same, whether you are contesting tor thu Six Aero or
Threi^Acre or One Acre Prise. After all vesulin have been received by us wo
will name nv day, not later than August 1st, 1002, to pompare results, i ti thc
presence of such contestants nt- may' be here, and a waiil the prizes.
ANDERSON !T,11TIL1ZEK CO.
?.sthmalene Brings Instant Relief and Permanent
Cure in Ali Cas9s !
Sent absolutely Free on receipt or Postal-Write your Name and Address Plainly
i-- i wama HMM--mm There is nothing like Asthmalcnc. I
'^MAHU?SPff? I brings instant relief, even in the worst
J^ffS^BB^ia&J? fi cases. It cures when all else fails.
^ TEM I THO UCV- C- P- WELLS, of Yilla Ridge,
jfTRf?? n IS?ffm^^ I -cnc received in gond condition. L cannot
$?^*?f&ta*^ I te-1 y0U ll0W t,i;iIlkful 1 -coi i'or the good
IvC?r W*fi*ts^^>? I derivca 'w>m it. I was a slave, chained
fffl J* ' t,?>?*??8^ I with Pulrid 80re throat and Asthma for ten
IffcL/ejJ ? years. I despaired of ever being cured. I
! Jflr^aml ^^%??M 8ftW your a<ivcrtisemcnt for the cure of this
!?L^W^^L ^- dreadful and tormenting disease, Asthma,
\\0 aQ^ thought you had over-spoken your
^^?jJK fiv j?f ff '\ selves, but resolved tn give it, a trial. To
^l?? *M1$*$V^ ff M \ my astonishment the trial noted ?kc ?
^j?j^^^^^\^s^ % charm. Send mo a full-size bottle."
C<f$^i^ Kcv' 1)1 Morr,s Wechsler,
^MUlt^ ifw^ f Habbi of tho Cong. Bnai Israel,
?^^p^O^^^?^^I / Dus. TAFT BROS'. MEDICINE CO.
1^ . j?ftVffl ?T Gentlemen : Your Asihnialeno is an ex
RV?R?^^*e\8II!!i?? collent remedy for Asthma and Hay Fever,
* and its composition alleviates .il! trouble?
""""""llfltl R|T i which combine with Asthma. Its succ?s*
* \ is astonishing and wonderful. After hav
ing it carefully analyzed we can state that Astbmalenc contains no opium,
?norphine. chloroform or other. Very truly yours,
KEV. Ell. MORRIS WECHSLER.
AVON Si'UiNO?, N. Y., Feb. 1, liKU.
Du. TAFT BROS. MEDICINE CO.-Gentlemen : I write this testimonial from
& sense of duty, having tosted tho wonderful effect of your Asthmalcnc for the
cure of Asthma. My wife has been afflicted with spasmodic asthma for the
past 12 years. Flaving exhausted my own skill as well as many others, I
chanced to seo your sign upon your windows on 130th street, N. Y., I at once
obtained a bottle of Asthmalcnc. My wife commenced taking it about the
first of November. I very soon noticed a radical improvement. After using
ono bottle her Asthma has disappeared and she is entirely free from all symp
toms. I feel that I can consistently recommend the medicine to all who arc
afflicted with this distressing disease. Yours respectfully.
- O. D. PHELPS, M. D.
DK. TAFT BROS. MEDICINE .CO.-Gentlemen : I was troubled with Asthma
for 22 years. I have tried numerous remedies but they have oil failed. I ran
across your advertisement and started with a trial bottle. I found relief at
onoe. I have since purchased your full-size bottle, and I am ever grateful. I
have family of four children, and for six years was unable to work. I am now
in the best of health and am doing business evory day. This testimony you
o?n make such usc of as you see fit. Home address 235 Rivington street..
Feb. 5,1901. S. RAPHAEL, 07 East 129th st., New York City.
Trial bottle sent absolutely free on receipt of postal. Do not delay. Write
at once, addressing DR. TAFT BROS. MEDICINE CO., 79 East 130th St.,
N. Y. City. 8^* Sold by all Druggists. Sept. 4-Gm 1
Should See Us before Making their Purchases !
AS we CAU Aliow you GREAT HA EUA INS lu ult kiuda KEW STAPLE D . GOODS, such aa Prints,
Ginghams, Bleacnlnga, 0utingt>, WoraUds, Flannel?, Joans, Cheeki, Stine:I .g and Drills.
Wo are showing great values In Pants and Hats.
' Wo havo a great line of Men's, Women's and Children's Shoes. Our entire Hue of Shoes are spien
did values, hut wo have tonie exceptional hamalnB in Shoes just now. We have for a long while ?njoy
ed the distinction of giving better values in Shoe* than any other Firm in this section, but we can
i uw eclipso all former records, and fool sure our prices on Shoes this Fall entitle us to the biggest Shoo
trade in our hlitory. '
We propose enlarging mightily lu our Grocery Department, and lead tho procession farther than
ever on good Goods and Low Prices, so if you always want your money's worin of Flour, Bucon, Lard,
Sugar, Cortee, Molasse*. Tobacco, Hire, Flour, or anything else in th? Grocery linc, seo us and you will
While wo don't claim to be Wholaale people yet wo eau give out-of-town Merchants a* low prices
on moat, things they handle as any uno. and you might lind some things a shade cheaper than at some
houses that make great pretensions, (rive us a trial and ?ce.
TO THOSE WHO OWE CS, either Note or Account, we insist ou a prompt and early settlement.
Wo appreciate your trade, and gire you cloie prices, and now ls the time for you to pay us. Wo can't
anora to do business with people who are slow tn pay, for our profits don't justify it.
Between Masonic Temple and the Peoples Bank.
Send us your orders for . . .
A Well Furnished Home
Is not necessarily an expensively
?u riiished one, as at TOLLY'S hand
some, even sumptuous, FURNITURE
is procurable without great outlay
Not that we deal in knocked-together
made-to-sell sort, but because we are
content with a reasonable profit on
really good articles of Furniture
Our best witness is the Goods them
G. F. TOLLY & SON,
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers, Depot 8t., Anderson, 8. C.
OATS, OATS, AND RICE FLOUR
WE ARE HEADQUARTERS for ail KINDS of GRAIN.
Three Thousand Bushels of TEXAS RED RUST PROOF OATS.
One Car of that famous HENRY OAT (or Winter Grazing Ost.) The
inly Oat that will positively scand any kind of weather.
Have just recoived Two Cars of fine FEED O ATS at lowest prices.
Have just received Three Cars of RICE FLOUR for fattening your
togs, and it comes much cheaper than any other feed and it-: much better.
You rs respectfully,
O. D, ANDERSON & BRO.