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"BY CHNKSCALES & LANGSTON. . ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER <i, 1901. * VOLUME XXXVIT~.NO. 20. iH
- Thc President has reappointed
J. F. Ensor postmaster at Columbia.
- Tho negroes will hold a State
Fair ia Columbia November 18 to 22.
- The State Fair in Columbia last
week waa a big success in every rc
-I It is reported that Judge Benet
wiil unter the race for United States
- Thc iv ye??-olu mm of Andrew
Moore of Spartanburg county died
from chewing jimsen weeds.
- The South Carolina Annual Con
ference will be held this year in Co
lumbia, convening on Nov. 28tb.
- The Granite vii le Manufacturing
Co. has completed the addition to its
mill and now has 50,400 spindles and
- The long continued drought irr
the lower counties of the State has
?dried up many of tho 'ponds and re
tarded the growth of fall crops.
- At a "bargain sale" in Charleston
last week there was suoh a rush of'
buyers that policemen had to be sent
to the store to prevent acoidents.
- Last Thursday morning the
Methodist Church and parsonage at
Seneca were destroyed by fire. The
loss is partly covered by insurance.
- The Blue Ridge ]Water company,
of Walhalla has been chartered. The
-capital stock is$20,000, and the object
is to furnish a water system for Wal
- L. B. Quinn, of Spartanburg, has
a violin 188 years old and it still pro
duces he finest of music when in the
hana? of a person who knows how to
handle the bow.
. - The stockmen of the State have
at last determined to organize a State
Live stock association, which is muoh
needed, and a call for the purpose of
effecting the organization has been
- President Roosevelt has agreed
to open the Charleston exposition and
to attend if possible on the occasion
of Lincoln's birthday, which will be a
holiday and wilt be observed at the
- J. T. Fuller has entered suit for
$40,000 against the Bradley Fertilizer
.company of Charleston for damages
suffered by the company's aocusiog
him of embezzlement. He was tried
upon the ob argo and acquitted.
- In Marlboro county out in the
country a one legged tramp riding a
wheel, called at a house to stay all
night. He was taken in by a Mr.
Brown. The tramp said his name
was Witherspoon. Dunne the night
he killed Brown and his wife, robbed
the house aod escaped._
- Twenty-three business houses of
thc thriving town of Timmonsville
wore destroyed by fire last Thursday
morning, A keg of powder in one
of the stores exploded and tho fire
war thus started. The loss is esti
mated at about $100,000.
, - The Baptist State convention
will meet at Florene J, S. G., on Mon
day, December 2nd, and will oontinue
in session until the 7tb. All who at
tend are requested to notify Dr.
Brooks Rutledge, ehairman of the
committee on homes, at Florence, S.
- A. M. Cooper sold, last week, to
; J. G. Oooksey perhaps the largest hog
I in Sp-rtanburg county, if not in ?he?
State. This iog weighed nearly 1,000
pounds and brought $200, It ia Mr.
Cook soy'H intention to exhibit this
mammoth hog zi the Charleston Ex
- DarliugtOD never before had
such cause for complete satisfaction in
the tobacco business. With no drum
ming, no ''breaks," no blowing and
with a short crop of light weight leaf
tobacco to handle, results in every re
spect have been entirely satisfactory |
to buyer . and seller and warehouse
- The latest news from Thomas M.
Hill, the wounded depot agent at
Greers, is that his chances for re
covery are excellent and that he is
improving rapidly. Nothiog definite
has been discovered as to who the
murderous robber was. Three men
are still held at Greenville on suspi
- December 1st, the day for the
1 opening of tho Exposition at Charles
ton, being Sunday, it has been deter
? mined that a thanksgiving service be
j held at the Exposition Auditorium
? in the afternoon of that day, which
j will consist of songs, p.ayer and ad
dresses by distinguished men of the
- Loyd Smith, son of Dr. E. F.
Smith, of Easley, met with a very
painful accident a few days ago. He
was playing and accidentally fell on a
barbed wire fence, one of the prongs
of the wire striking him in the left
eye and ripping through the ball. The
wound is exceedingly painful to the
young man, but at last reports he was
resting very well.
- Deputy Colleotor E. H. Deas is
hard at work "collecting evidence and
dots" against the recent South Caro
lina appoinments of President Roose
velt, which he eonsidsrs au invasion
of his domain. Deas is full of sup
pressed wrath and babbling over with
indignation, and is securing every
i available "dot" that he thinks will
. be of assistance in frustrating the:
. appointments that are evidently most
- Mrs". Roosevelt is a good house
teeper and says she oao dress well on
300 a year.
- Arrests for drunkenness In 129
litios ia the United States are said to
iggregate.312,000 during the last fiscal
- In the year ending June 30,
1901, there was paid to railway em
ployes in the United States S577.2fU,
51 i in wages.
- A dispatch from Manila says
that, notwithstanding the port3 of
Samar are closed, supplies still reach
- Tie government's grant of 34,000
square miles to the Union Pacific
Railway Co., is the largest ever made
to any railroad company.
- It is said that Cuban nievchauts
are starting a campaign and circulat
ing petitions asking that Cuba be an
nexed to the United States.
- Milton H. Mory, cashier of tho
National bank of Boyertown, Pa., h is
disappeared with a largo amount of
securities, and tho institution has
closed its doors.
- The Amerioan Agriculturist es
timates the commercial crop of apples
this year at 23,000,000 barrels, agaiost
48,000,000 last year and 70,000,000 in
- Two female nurses in the insane
asylum at Bunning, 111 , have been
charged with causing the death of
two patients by withholding food from
- Rev. B. Ar Cherry, of Lebanon,
Tenn., has been deposed from the
ministry for setting fire to buildings
in order to get insurance. Insanity is
- President Roosevelt has decided
to appoint a Democrat to fill the va
oanoy on the benoh in North Caro
lina caused by the death of Judge
- Negroes are on the warpath about
Selma, Ala. There were twenty homi
cides in that vioinity in two weeks, all
being negroes that were engaged in
the deadly work.
- A bread war is on in Cincinnati,
and a 15 ounoe loaf for a cent is near
.at hand. It is olaimed that there is a
profit for the large bakers at a oent
and a half a loaf.
- The postmaster geo <? al in his
annual report makes some suggestions
for a radioal o ban ge *n the matter of
subletting mail contracts and many
changed for the service.
. - Tho balanco of trade io favor of
tho United States aa shown id a re
cent statment of the treasury depart
ment was $339,270,546 for the nine
months ending September 30._
- The United Stutcs naval board f
)f construction has recommended the
instruction of forty naval vessels of
ill classes in addition to the four war
ships authorized by last co.:;jress.
- A party of native soldiers under
the Britith flag were sent to quell a
riot in thc back country of Africa and t]
they were killed and roasted by the
natives who ate them up with great ?
relish. ' Cl
- Rev. John Spurgeon, the father ?J
of the famous Charles Spurgeon, now t|
dead, recently celebrated his i)lst e:
birthday by laying thc foundation n
stone of South Norwood church in tl
- On the raco course at Morris si
Park last "Wednesday ono jockey and ?
three horses were killed. One horse P
fell and broke his neck thc first race, j1
and in the fifth race a jockey a?d two r
horses were killed. c
- A twelve-year old boy in Mou- *
tana kidnapped a child and demands jj
a ransom of $1,600. threatening to ram t
pieces of glass into the child s eyes i
and cut his hands off unless the de- B
maud is complied with. t
- The governor of Indiana con- t
tinues to refuse to honor tho requisi- S
tion of the Governor of Kentucky for 1
former Governor Taylor, who is char- ?
ged with complicity in the assassina- ?
tion of Governor Goobel. t
- Caleb Powers has again been
convicted of being accessory to the [
murder of Governor Goebel at George- J
town, Ky! His fenlenee was fixed r
at life imprisonment His attorneys g
I gave uotioe of an appeal. c
- A tramp was arrestod in New <
York oity a few days ago who had i
$2,000 in his pockets, all of which he 1
said he made begging, and wasn't in 1
right good luck either, for some years *
he made as much as $7,000. (
-- Ismail Hudjo, said to have been <
the oldest tuan in the world, died at j
Khuti. Albania. It is said that he j
was 160 years old. His faculties were j
unimpaired, and he h r i all his teeth \
when he died. He leaves 200 de- 1
- A bank officered and managed by ?
negroes is in trouble. It is the Dime <
Savings Bank, of Kingston, N. C.. i
which has suspended payment. The J
liabilities are stated to bo about $6,000 )
assets $15,000. A run on the bank (
by negro depositors caused the trouble. ,
- A negro was hung in Fayette
ville on Saturday for a-sault, but it <
seems that there was some question of j
his guilt. He protested his innocence j
on the gallows and the priest who ac
companied deolared him an innocent <
man as the trap fell. It was the most .
dramatic execution ever witnessed in .
j North Carolina. j
tOM THE NATION'S CAPITAL.
From Our Own Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 4,1901.
rho Sehluy caso is ended except tor
e arguments of the opposing counsel
d the decision of the Court. Whcth
tho latter will acquit Schley on nil
unta or will criticise certain of hi?
?leos uu tho ground tnat they were
rors of judgment cannot be told,
ese being questions on which only
perts eau pass. Whatever the Court
ay decide us to this, it is certain that
o inquiry hu?, shown conclusively
ut tho battle of Santiago was won by
e Brooklyn and the Oregon exclu
rely and not by the American licet.
>r tho past three years the oilicers of
0 ships which were not in the light
ive held tho center of tho stage while
lose who were have kent silent; the
suit lias beeu an altogether falso con
iption of tho battle; whether the
avy Department has fostered this
1 sc une rp ti on for its own purposes
jes not matter. Tho actual facts ob
lined by cross examination and the
ailing down process show that the
[arin Teresa alone was destroyed by
ie fleet; tho other three vessels
scaped and started to run. This was
ie upshot of Sampson's plan. Then ?
chley's plan came into operation and '
nder it, he and Oregon chased down
nd destroyed the other three vessels,
'his is now an established fact and no
rrora of judgment, if any bo found by
tie Court, can obscure it.
President Roosevelt has . explained
is action in inviting Booker Washiug
>n to dinner to several personal
riends, not as an explanation bnt
?erely casually, in conversation. He
ays that he had no idea of tho storm
f criticism that his action would pro*
oke; in fact, the subject never oc
erred to him as one calling for a corn
sent at all. This was by no means the
mt time on which he had eaten with a
icgro. On the plains, in the nioun
ains, in his home and the Governor's
?an sion in New York, he had asked
?thorn tn dine with him in a matter of
ourse way, not caring as to the color
?f his guest's skin so long as otherwise
ie was all right. So on this occasion
ie wanted to talk to Professor Wash
ngton and invited him as the easiest
vny of bringing about a quiet talk,
le had no idea of raising tho negro as
i race, or of making an issue before
he country or anything of the kind.
\.t the same t;:ue, Mr. Roosevelt is
careful to state < hat if he had known
di that the invitation would bring
orth, he should nevertheless have in
cited Professor Washington. This is
he explanation, whether it condones
>r aggravates the original offense, is a
luestion for the consideration of the '
The failure of the last Republican
Congress to reduce taxes to a safe do
rree has again forced Secretary Gage
:o go into the market and oiler to bny
United States bonds before they are
lue at a heavy premium. This will
Involve a gift to the bond holders of
the country of many million dollars in
the aggregate, a bum which should
never nave been taken from the pock
8 ol' tho people and never would have l>"i
K'ti if the Republican party lind not eli
?eu BO anxious to maintain the rates <*t
order to protect thc trusts and ena- 11
o them to make an unearned prolit. wi
icretary Gage has beon forced to this un
; tho nceuuiillations in tho Treasury ; nt
lese have increased to 820,000,000 wi
nco July t, mid $0,000,000 of Milich sh
.crued during tho last month. The
mtinucd accumulation of these vast
nus, would be certain, very shortly,
> contract the currency of the country
? nu alarming degree and to causo
usin?es distress. All tho favored ff?
auks having been supplied with free K
nids, ns far us is consistent with lU
ifety, tue only way of reducing the cc
mount in the Treasury is by purding- fr
ig bonds. Congress can, ot course, DI
aduce taxation when it meets but .
lier? is no indication that it will do so. lu
in tho contrary, Republican members di
rho have been interviewed on the n*
uestion favor spending money broad- "i
ast instead of stopping tho machinery
lint takes it from its proper owners.
Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Island, has tl
ut down his foot and declares that no lt
eciprocity treaty shall be adopted. w
ia Mr. Aldrich is chairman of the Sen- .
to Finance Committee, which has con- u
roi of all mutters affecting revenue, -?
vhat he says is pretty apt to rule. In ft
act, it must rule, unless hia colleagues C(
leliberately turn him down and over- .
?ear by weight of numbers all tho ma- ?
?hillery of delay of which he is such a P
linster, lt was duo to him that tho ei
xeaties failed so utterly in tho last v
Jongress. Yet Mr. Aldrich has the
lerve to allego that he favors recipro- P
;ity; he says that what ho objects to tl
ire tho special casts of reciprocity set k
forth in the dozen or so pendiug tren- _
tieB. Tho truth is that while Mr. Al- .
Llrich may be in favor of the principle ?
af reciprocity, ho is bitterly opposed to p
its practice. \?
Ir Senator Gorman is chosen to the
Senate by the Legislature which will ?
he elected next Tuesday-and there is h
lictlo doubt that he will be-he will, it p
is said, nt once become the most promi- v
nent candidate for the Democratic
nomination for the Presidency in 1904 1
-Mr. Bryan having stated positively
that lie is not a candidate. * Already, v
prominent Democrats from widely _
separated States, such as Senator
Bailey, of TexaB. Representative Liv- c
ingstone, of Georgia, and others, aro a
already out in his favor. Senator Car- g
mack, of Tennessee, favors the nomi
nation of Bryan for the third time and *
Ex-Senator Butler, of North Carolina, 8
favors the selection of Schley as stand- s
ard bearer. c
Representative Hopkins, of Illinois,
chairman of the Census Committee in
the last Congress, has on hand a nice
little scheme to evade the civii service G
laws and put some 8,000 clerks under 1
the protection of its rules to the detri- ,
mont of those who are now on the eli
gible register provided by the Civil '
Service Commission. He proposes to y
make the Census Bureau permanent
-which ought to be done-aud to .
place all its employees under classified
service rules, transferring them to 1
other Departments as the need for j
their services at the Census shall cease, j
The other Departments can in time
absorb all of them beyond a doubt
without increasing tlieir present force. (
1S?|?E^ truthfully say
iffi ^?^fs?S^ha?^weVe keeping in front;
Sag} slason|^ittle^betier dian last; getting new
t?eas?- and imp^rov?ng^on>ldrones; ?;learning some
thihgfevery day, and putting v it| to . use for our
customers';benefit This failjve say "better than
ever" with unusual emphasis. The celebrated
makers of men's fine clothing, >r . ^ .
Hart'Schaffher & Marx
have surpassed their own record; a better lot of
suits and overcoats was never produced than we
show from this famous house. We shall be glad
to show them to you, whether you come to buy, or
merely to look; they are worth seeing, as well as
buying. You're welcome to try on as many as you
please; you'd better see them before looking else
Our trade the past October has been by far the best we
have ever known. We have sold more Goods than ever be
fore in any October.
People are finding out that it pays to trado here. That
our way of doing business is the right way, and the only way
by which wc can save them money.
ft takes the Cash to get our Goods, but it'll pay you to
get the Cash and trade here.
You'll find everything you buy just as repiesented. If
not-YOUR MONEY BACK.
Think of us when you want Clothes, Shoes, Hats and
Remember the place-on Granite Row, between Brock
Bros. and Wilhites' drug Store. '
. 0. Evans & Co.
: to t?o so, all appointments from th?
?iblo lists of the registers of the
tumi8B?on must cease for ono year,
s evident that Mr. Hopkins' pian
,1 wipe out all resisters in existence
1 make the formation of others un
.essary for a year or two. In other
rds, the machinery of the Commis?
u will lay idle for that time.
- mm -* mm i -
Studying Cotton Wilt.
dr. VV. A, Orton, assistant pntholo
tt in the department ot agriculture
Washington, was in Charleston re
ntly. on hie way to Washington,
nu a trip through Georgia and Ala
ma, where ho has been arranging for
ld experiments with the cotton wilt, '
sense, known also in South Carolina!
"blight" and in other places as
Mr. Orton has studied this disease in
e sea island cotton for titree years.
was thought at on?' time that it
juld prove a serious .euaeo to cot
u culture, but he says that danger is ?
>w practically over, lt has been
und possible to secure a variety of
.tton practically immuno to the wilt
sense by selecting seed from healthy
ants that have grown in oadly.dis
ised fields. lu every field attacked
j this wilt there may bo found some
ants that have resisted it, though all
ie other plants around them have beeu
lied. Seed from these plants will
row whero any other cotton would
ie, and Mr. Orton believes that it is
jssible for the planters themselves to
reed up a resistant cotton of any do
r?e of fineness of staple desired. This
ns been well demonstrated during the
nst senson by experiments carried on
y the department in co-operation with
te sen island planters.
Mr. E. Li. Rivers, of James Island,
ho was tho lirst planter to make this
election of an immune cotton, has
eeu notably successful in his attempts,
nd the department is h. ving seed
rown by Mr. Rivers and others for
enernl distribution, especially in the
ea island cotton districts of Georgia
nd Florida, where the wilt disease
nuses much loss.
Mr. Orton says that the wilt isgener
dly prevalent in the upland or short
tapio cotton in North and South Caro
ma, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi
ind Louisiana, though it is generally
ionfined to sandy soils and is not al
vaya recognized by the farmers.
The problem of its control is a very
teriouB one and must be undertaken by
;he Government, as few farmers can
rive the attention .necessary for the se
lection of a resistant variety in upland
?otton, which is more susceptible to the
lisease than the sea island
The department of agriculture has
therefore begun experiments in sever
al States, but especially in Alabama
and South Carolina, with the aim of
developing a variety of upland cotton
and not subject to the wilt disease. If
this can be don? it will eave the cotton
planters hundreds of thousands of dol
The department will endeavor to im
prove th? quality and productiveness
of the cotton at tho same time,. while
another branch of tho work, -which
now promises great results, is the de
velopment of a long staple upland cot
ton. The experiments made at Colum
bia this year by Professor Webber
have been full of interest and value.
Mr. Orton is engaged in tho investi
gation of several other diseases of cot
ton now prevalent in the South and ex
pressed a wish to hear of any such that
may com? to the attention of the read
ers of The News and Courier.
Confederate Home Scheme.
Under date of October 29th the Co
lumbia correspondent to the ivett's and
Courier says: "Tho committee on the
Confederate Home, appointed at meet
ing of the South Carolina division of
Confederate Veterans' Association in
May last, met in Columbia Hotel to
night. A quorum was present com
posed of Gen. T. W. Carwile, chair
man; Gen. W. E. Jones, Col. T. B.
Crews and Col. lredull Jones. A grent
deal of information in the way of re
ports from officers of soldier's homes
iu other States waa submitted nnd
there was a discussion of many matters
connected with the laws and general
j management of tho homes iu other
States. The chairman of the couir
mitteo was authorized to have prepared
j a bill to be submitted to a future meet
, iug of the committee, to^be finally iu
j troduced into the] General Assembly
I It was the unanimous opinion of the
committee that the proposed Confed
' ernte Home should in no way interfere
I with the pension laws of the State,
j The additional charity of the State
j will be asked to be extended to those
t deserving Confederates only who
j have no place on earth to call home,
j The meeting was very harmonious
, and it is proposed to have the bill to
' be submitted very carefully prepared.
1 The committee adjourned subject to
1 the cali of its chairman and they ex
pressed the hopo that every member
of the committee would attend the
j next meeting.'7
Piedmont, S. C., Oct. 30, 1001.
; Editor Intelligencer. Please allow mo
j space to thank the Anderson :l/ntunl
Vr'Fire insurance Company for their
prompt and liberal settlement for my
? barn and contents that were barned on
j Oct. 21, 1001
I W. D. Srr.?itMAN.