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J. P. Clinkscales, I Editors and
C. C. Langston, s Proprietors.
ONE YEAR, - - - - $1 60
SIX MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 1902.
The Exposition at Charleston is
rapidly getting into shape and every
thing is about in readiness for visitors
now. Next month will probably be
the time the largest crowds will visit
A number of new enterprises are
getting commissions and charters from
the Secretary of State with the open
ing of the new year. This is a heal
thy sign, and we hoj.e it will continue
throughout Jic year.
Four men have been convicted of
burglary in North Carolina and have
been sentenced to be hung. North
Carolina is the only State which
hangs for this crime. The law is
generally approved by the people.
The assumption is that the burglar
is at heart a murderer and intends to
kill to escape capture.
Representatives of the China trade,
including cotton goods manufacturers
of New England and the South, ap
peared beforo the Senate Committee
in Washington last week in opposi
tion to the Chinese exclusion Act.
Capt. Ellison A. Smyth, representing
the cotton manufacturers of North
and South Carolina, took an impor
tant part in the hearing.
Congressman llixey, of Virginia,
has a bill before Congress to admit
Confederate Veterans to national sol
diers homes, and to extend the same
national aid to State Confederate
homes in the South as was extended
to State Union homes. We applaud
the words of Mr. Richardson, of Ten
nessee, the Democratic leader, who
declared that he would never be will
ing to see ex-Confederates enter Union
homes, end commend the stand of.Mr.
Bartlett, of Georgia, who took the
Director Martin Dodge, of the offico
of public roads inquiries, United
States Department of Agriculture,
has issued a circular directing atten
tion to the Southern Interstate Good
Roads Convention to be held in Char-*
leston Feb. 5, C and 7 next. The
Southern States, tho mayors of all
southern municipalities, presidents
of boards of trado and *oad associa
tions and all other societies and bodies
working for the improvement of the
oommon roads aro requested to ap
point delegates to this convention.
Let us all work for the material
advancement of Anderson during
1902, and we will see the eleotrio city
prosper as never before. We made
rapid strides during* the year just
past, but we will sur mis it if we try
this year. Let over., man put his
shoulder to the wheel and talk up
Anderson first, last and all tho time,
and the result will surpass our most
sanguine expectations. Tho outlook
is a little discouraging, but no man
ever gained anything by moping and
complaining. The best antidote in
the world for despondenoy is active
planning and energetio work. These
not only divert and invigorate the
mind but thoy help wonderfully to
improve material conditions.
One of the most hopeful signs of
the South's progress is the increased
attention to roads and their steadily
improving oondition. The general
condition of roads in the South is so
much better now than it was ten
years ago, that the transportation of
crops in this section to market or to
railway lines cost now many thous
ands of dollars less than it did before
these improvements were made.
Every good road is an object lesson
that causes the building of others, and
where real road improvement once be
gins it is almost sure to continue.
The publio roads arc usually taken
by intelligent observers as about the
best indices of the character and pros
perity of the people in the region
through which they pass. The neg
lect of their roads is justly consider
ed evidence of poor business sense
and lack of thrift on the part of the
population which is most dependen
- m -
It is announced that a professor
ship of ethics is to be founded and
maintained in the University of Chi
cago by labor organizations. Th
object of this professorship will b
to extend knowledge as to the true
relations of capital and labor to each
other. There can be no doubt that
most of the strikes and other labor
troubles that have nfflcted the conn
try and caused grcaj. loss to both par
tics could have been averted if there
had been a fairer and more intelli
gent understanding of the rights and
J real interests of employer and employ
' es. The sort of education that is pro
posed at Chicago University is very
much needed in this country, but
everything will depend upon the way
in which the professorship of ethics
is conducted. It may become the
source of mischief instead of a public
bencliL if it should be placed in con
trol of incompetent or unfair instruc
tors. We are justified in presum'.jg,
however, that at so well regulated a
University ethics will be taught in
telligently and impartially and we ex
pect good results from the working
What Our Law Makers ure Doing at
the State Capitol.
r'rum Out' Own Coi'i'vttpondi'iit.
Coi.l'.MltiA, S. C, .Inn. 27.
The L?gislature put in some hard,
effective work last week and accom
plished a good deal, notwithstanding
that Friday was taken up with memo
rial exercises and that the Senate held
no session Saturday, adjourning Friday
night until Monday night.
The measure of most political inter
est acted upon up to this time is the
rcdistricting issue. The Burleigh Aet
of Congress provides that under the
last census the ratio of congressional
representation shall be one repr?senta'
tive for every 108,500 inhabitants and
that Congressional Districts shall bo
composed of compact territory. This
gives South Carolina the same number
of Congressmen, seven, but it is held
that tho Act requires a rearrangement
of the districts. The House has passed.
tho bill introduced by Mr. McGownn,
of Laurens, ..and it is now before the
Senate. Mr. Freeman, of Marlboro,
aud Mr. Weston, of Richland, each had
a bill on this subject, but both with
drew them and supported Mr. McGow
nn's measure. As it now stands, tho
redistricting plan, with the population
of each district, is as follows:
1. Charleston, Berkeley, Colleton
2. Edgefield, Snluda, Aiken, Barn
well, Bamberg, Hampton and Beaufort
3. Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbe
ville, Greenwood and Cowberry?100,
4. Greenville. Spnrtonburg. Lnurens
5. Cherokee, York, Chester, Fairtiold,
Lancaster, Kershaw and Chesterfield
G. Marlboro, Marion, Horry, Darling
ton, Florence, Williamsburg aud
7. Sumter, Clarendon, Drangeburg,
Richland and Lexington?211,037.
Tho McGownn bill would put Con
gressman Elliott, of tho present Firs^
District, who lives in Beaufort, into
tho Second District, as now represent
ed by Congressman Talbert, with
Beaufort added. This relieves Char
leston of Col. Elliott and gives the
metropolis a sure control of its Con
gressional District. It practically
eliminates Col. Elliott, unless he
changes his residence. Tho Third
District is unchanged. The Fourth,
now consisting of Fairfield, Greenville,
Laurens, Spartan burg and portions of
Richland and Union, is to be composed
of Greenville, Laurens, Union and
Spartanburg. This leaves Congress
man Joe Johnson, of Spartanburg, on
velvet. The Fifth remains the same ns
now with Fairfield added, and Con
gressman Finley is all right. The
Sixth has Clarendon token away and
Georgetown added, and Congressman
Scarborough is not disturbed. The
Seventh has Dorchester and portions
of Colleton and Berkeley subtracted
and Richland added. This seals the
fate of Congressman Lever by making
Richland a balance of power between
Orangeburg aud Lexington.
The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
has filed a memorial in answer to the
Attorney General's report and recom
mendation that the Company's charter
be repealed. Senator Graydon has in
troduced n bill to repeal the charter
and Representative M. L. Smith has a
bill to carry out the other recommen
dations of the Attorney General. It is
an immense document, covering nearly
100 pages of manuscript. The title of
the bill is "to provide for the forma
tion of certain corporations; to define
their powers, duties, limitations and
liabilities and to provide penalties."
At Mr. Smith's request this bill was re
ferred to the judiciary committee to
discuss its constitutionality and to the
committee on incorporations, which has
been studying the general policy indi
cated by the bill. There are several
other "anti-trust" measures pending.
The Senate judiciary committee is
evenly divided on Senator Gruber's
four bills providing for biennial ses
sions. Senators Henderson, Gruber,
Barnwell and Rnysor are in favor of
biennial sessions, while Senators Mny
lield, Mower, Graydon and Talbert are
opposed to the scheme. Both reports
were presented and went over for
future consideration. The whole mat
ter will come up this week and there
will bo much dehnte.
Senator Raysor's bill to require all
children to attend school at least eight
weeks in each year was reported fa
vorably by the committee on education
with amendments. The amendments
are that the law shall not apply to
children who live more than two miles
from a school house, and that prosecu
tions for violations must bo instituted
by some member of the board of school
The House has passed a bill includ
ing barnyard fowls, except chicken*,
under the stock law. It is as follows:
Section t. That all turkeys, geese,
ducks and guineas shall be subject to
the provisions of tho general stock law
and tho amendments tbereto: Pro
vided, That nfee of ten cents be allow
ed as compensation for each turkey,
goose, dock or guinea no .seized or im
VA) ment of taxks.
The bill introduced by Senator Gaines
in regard to the extension of the time
for the payment of taxes will be of
general intereut. It provides that
whenever tho Governor and Comp
troller General shall extend the time
for the payment of taxes, tho tax de
linquents shall pay a penalty of one
per cent, for each month, or fraction
thereof, during which their taxes re
main unpaid. This plan, Mr. Gaines
thinks, would force tho large taxpayers
to pay their taxes promptly, while it
would not bo a great burden on tho
small taxpayers who arc generally tho
ones who need the extension most. It
would, he says, also bring in plenty of
money for the State to pay its January
interest every year without borrowing.
The Schley resolution came up in the
House on Monday, and, after a short
debate, was recommitted for amend
ment, being too radical for even the
most ardent Schley partisans. As re
ported by the committee it was subse
quently adopted in both House and
Senate, reading as follows:
Be it resolved by the House of Kep- ;
resentntives, tho Senate concurring,
that the thanks of every patriotic
American citizen is due to that great
naval chieftain, WiutieldS. Schley, his
officers and men, for their gallant con
duct in tho harbor of Santiago on July
tiik elections. ,
The much talked of elections came
off Tuesday and tho lobbies are not so
actively populated. The judicial elec
tions were held first, and Associate
Justice Ira B. Jones, of the Supremo
Court, nnd Judges Aldrich, Klugh,
Gage and Watts were ie-elected with
out opposition. C. G. Dantzler, of
Ornngeburg, was unanimously elected
Judgo of tue First Circuit, succeeding
Judge Beuet, nnd as the successor of
Judgo Buchanan in the Third, R. O.
Purdy, of Suinter, was elected over T.
B. i raz? r, of Suniter, and George Gal
lotly, of Florence.
Ex-Sanator W. B. Love, of York, was
ro-olected a director of the peniten
tiary as was W. D. Mann, of Abbe
ville, tho opposing candidates being J.
?. Wingo, of Greenville, nnd W. C.
Vincent, of Benufort.
A surprise was sprung in the defeat
of Dr. T. A. Crawford, of Rock Hill,
for re-election as a Trustee of Win
throp. He was defeated by John E.
Breazeale, of Anderson, who was legis
lated off the Board several years ago
by a reduction in membership. Col.
Wilie Jones, of Columbia, was re-elect
ed a Winthrop Trustee.
The following elections were without
opposition: Col. John T. Sloan, Co
lumbia, and Robert McFarlane. Dar
lington, Trustees of tho South Caro
lina College; L. A. Sense, Lexington,
W. D. Evans, Chesterfield, A. T.
Sinythe, Charleston, and John S. Gar
ris, Spnrtanburg, Trustees of Clemson;
Orlando Sheppnrd, Edgefield, to suc
ceed Bishop Ellison Capers as Trustee
of the Citadel; A. L. Dukes, Orange
burg, and Cole L. Bloase, Newberry,
Trustees of the colored college; Miss
L. H. LaBorde, State Librarian.
Chairman L. J. Williams, of tho
State Dispensary Directors, and Com
missioner Cru m were re-elected with
out opposition, but H. H. Evans and
A. F. H. Dukes, the other two Direc
tors, had a hard fight which ended in
success. The vote at first* stood:
Evans 80, Dukea 08, Boykin 04, Theus
24, McDermott 23, Dean 48; but after
changes the vote as declared was:
Evans 86, Dukes 80, Boykin 72, Dean 31,
McDermott 20 and Theos 15. This is
the contest which has caused no end of
talk and gossip in political circles.
Practically the whole of Tuesday's ses
sion was taken up with the elections.
In the Senate there was a short de
bate on Senator Ilderton's bill to dis
qualify corporation attorneys for nujta
bership in the General Assembly. The
bill was finally killed by the following
vote on the motion of Senntor Mayfield
to reject the bill:
Ayes?Senators Aldrich, Appelt,
Barnwell, Blakeney. Bowen, Brown.
Dean, Denni9, Douglas, Glenn. Gray
don, Hay, Henderson, Herndon, Hougb,
Hydrick, Manning, Mayfield, Moore,
Mower. Rayaor, Sharpe, Sheppard, Sul
livan, Talbird, Walker, Williams?27.
Noes?Senators Caughman, Goodwiu,
Gaines, llderton, Livingston, McDer
mott, Ragsdale, Sarratt, Stackhouse,
Senator Aldrich has a bill making it
a misdeamor for parents to leave chil
dren locked in a house in danger of
lire, and Senator 8heppard proposes to
strengthen tho law against kidnapping.
The Senate has killed the bill to
create the office of State bank exami
Senator G ray don's bill remedying
present defects in the jury laws has
paoscd to the third reading in the Sen
ate and will probably pass both Senate
and House nnd be one of the first Acts
ratified. It is a much needed measure.
_k J. H.
Retirement of Longstreet.
Washington, Jan. 21.?There is a
story back of the bill to place Gen.
Longstreet, of Georgia", on the retired
list of the army, with rank and pay of
major, introduced in the Senate to-day
by Senntor Morgan, of Alabama. Gen.
Longstreet is now commissioner of
railroads at a salary of $0,000, having
succeeded Gen. Wade Hampton during
McKinley"? first administration. Gen.
Longstreet is old, feeblo and incapac
itated for the duties of his present
position and President Roosevelt does
not intend to reappoint htm. Although
Gen. Longstreet broke away from the
Democratic party after the war, and
has been taken caro of by snccessive
Republican administrations, it is un
derstood that Southern Democrats will
not oppose the bill.to place him on the
retired list, with the pay of major,
during the few years he may survive.
HARNESS?If you n#*?d i^set of .ffood
horoe-uiHde Harness call on J. 8. Fowler
Prevents a Man From Taking His Own
Rev. Sidi Ii. Harper, formerly of this
city, but now paBtor of a Church in
Helena, Montana, is doing much good
in his work in his far Western home.
The Helena Daily Independent, of tho
13th inst., a copy of which we have re
ceived, contained thy following notice,
which wo know wiU bo read with in
terest by tho friends of Mr. Harper in
this his native County:
At a prayer meeting held at the
Grand Street Methodist Episcopal
church, South, a few weeks ago a
stranger who had been following tho
services with the closest attention
startled the pastor, Kev. S. 13. Harper,
and the others present by suddenly
"Do yon think a man is ever justifi
ablo in taking his life?*'
The pnstor in reply dwelt upon the
sin of aelf-murlcr and, believing that
it was no idle curiosity that prompted
the question, did all he could to turn
the current of tho man's thought into
more cheerful channels. At the close
of the services the pastor and several
of the members remained for some
time, talking with tho unknown visitor
and endeavoring to cheer him through
what was apparently a very critical
period of lifo.
A day or two later while Pastor Har
per was passing along ono of tho prin
cipal streets of the city ho saw the man
in question about to enter a nnloon.
He spoke to the man, who readily
agreed to go with him to his room.
There ensued a long conversation in
which the man, who was a witness in a
case in ono of the courts, told the min
ister that he had u?ed of life and was
fully determined to end his existence,
when he was moved to attend the
Erayer meeting. After the matter had
cen talked over the man saw the cose
in a different light, and left the minis
ter with a promise that be would en
deavor to lead a better life.
In his sermon last night, Mr. Harper
related the incident, saying that he
had received a letter from the man,
who had gone from Helena to Butte,
in which the writer stated that he was
living up to his promise, and had given
up his old associations, determined,
it it wnB in his power, to quit the waye
tnat had brought him to the point of
Col. Joseph Walker Dead.
S I*ART ANB?RG j S. C, Jan. 27.?Col.
Joseph Walker died this afternoon
after several months1 illness. He was
born near this city in 1835 and began
business as a clerk. He entered the
Confederate service as captain of the
first company raised in the County.
He rose to be Colonel of the Sharp
shooters and served until the surren
der. After the war he went into the
cotton and guano business ami was
successful. He amassed a fine proper
ty, was president of the Merchants'
and Farmers' bnnk from itB organiza
tion, was mayor of the city several
terms and was alco a trustee of Con
verse College. Ho was a member of
the Presbyterian Church..
A Train Held up Near Branchvllle.
Braxchville, Jan. 27.?The South
ern train due here at seven five was
held up between Reesville and Fifty
eight. Engineer Reynolds was cover
ed by four men with revolvers and
ordered to stop and cut the train apart
and take the express and baggage car
Before arriving at Fifty-eight the
cou tent s of one of the safes were taken i
out. At Fifty-eight the other safe was
taken ont and carried away in a wagon.
In leaving the train was fired at, one
of the bullets going through Engineer
It is thought that there was seven or
eight men in the gang.
This robbery occurred about the
same place as the one two or three
years ago. It is not known how much
was taken. s
Deputy A. R. Bird is organizing a
possee to pursue the robbers. Every
effort will be made to capture them.?
The wise Merchants of North and
South Carolina are giving ua business,
because they see at a glance that buying
from the Mills and Factories they Bave
the Jobber's or Middle Man's profits.
Merchant", we ask you who have never
seen our lines of Hosiery, Pauls, Cloth
ing. Show* and Hata drop us a card and
let one of our Salesmen cat). You will
see at a glance It is to your Interest to be
numbered among our growing Hat of
cuttnmen*. We sell only to Merchants.
Wi&hiug you a prosp?rons New Year?
WEBB & CATER,
Commission Merchants, Anderson, S. C.
Largest Manuf ac
Importera of ...
Nitrate of S
It is important in bu
only to buy goods of establ
grade, but tc buy whe
character can be supplied
We are in position
goods and in such quanti
will pay you to see us bef
: .iid for Vlrilnla-Carolina Aimante,
free for ih? aaking.
His Retirement Refused.
Washington, Jan. 24.?A naval re
tiring board has declined to recom
mend the retirement of Cant. Rich
mond P. HobBon. He has complained
of his eyes, which suffered from heat
and glare while he was working on the
Spanish vessels at Santiago, and after
wards in the dry dock at Hongkong
where two vessels of the Spanish fleet
sunk by Dewey were repaired. Since
his return to the United States from
the east Capt. Uobson has been on de
tached duty, first at Buffalo in connec
tion with the late exposition there, and
now at Charleston, S. C, in charge of
a department of the naval exhibit.
Constructor Hobson himsc.i applied
to be retired, but the bond of physi
cians which examined him found that
his eyes were not permanently injured
and refused to recommend his retire
Ho has been ordered to return to
duty in connection with tho Charles
S. C. Inter-State and West Indian
Tho Charleston and Western Caroli
na Railway beg to announce that they
have arranged reduced rates from all
their stations to Charleston on account
Parties can avail themselves of a sea
son ticket, a ten-day or a seven-day
tickot, from any point on this line at
very low rates. Apply to agents for
further information, as to schedules,
rates, etc. W. J. Craig,
General Passenger Agent.
Q7f Candidates' announcement* will be pub
lished until the Primary Election for FIto Dollars
?Payaulb is Advahcs. Don't ask as to credit
FOB PRODATE JUDGE.
To the People of Anderson County :
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the
office of Probate Judge of this County, subject to
the rules of the Democratic party. I confess I
bare no great love for the Court House, but "ne
cessity is a bard master." If elected I will etrlvo
to be just and kind to all, and to discbarge my du
ties in such a manner that no one ever will be
sorry I was elected. 'Abts 1? the last time I will
ask for a County office. Very truly yours,
_ E. Z. BROWN.
A8K FOR THE
Bliss Triumph Irish Potato.
RAISED in Aroostook, Maine, by E. L.
Cleveland, if you want the best results
in planting. Do not be deceived into
buying New York or Western seed.
For sale by all responsible dealers.
Jan 29,1902 32 ._2
THE Firm of Frank Johnson <fc Co.
bas been dissolved, and it is i.ecesSary
that all Account? due ihoui shall be set
tled. All Acouuuui unpaid by February
5tb will be placed in hands of our Attor
neys for collection. Respectfully,
FRANK JOHNSON <fc CO.
Jan 29, 1902_32_3
WILL let to the loweBt responsible
bidder ,on Thursday, the 6th day of Feb
ruary next, at 11 o'olook a. m.t the build
ing of a Bridge over branch near S. T.
Wyntt's, on road leading from Slabtowa
to Fairview Church, iu Brushy Creek
Also, tne building of Bridge over gully
on the road leading from Piedmont to !
Easley, near Wyatt's Store.
Both lettings at the former mentioned
Reserving the right to accept or reject
any or all bids.
J. N. VANDIVER, Co. Sup.
Jan 29, 1902_32_1
A SPECIALTY !
Barred Plymouth Rock.
White Plymouth Rock.
Eggs for sale. Carefully packed
L. S. MriTTISON,
Andsrson, S. C.
Jan 22,1902 . 31 6m
Sale of Cotton Mill Stock &c.
BY the Will of John W. Daniels, de
ceased, I will sell at public outcry at An
derson C. H. S. C, on Saleeday February,
Bight Shares Stock Anderson Cotton
Mills, one One-Horse Wogon. Terms?
Cash. JOSEPH N. BROWN,
.T.n 22,1902 21 2*
Notice to Teachers.
An examination for teachers' certifi
ed teg will be held at Anderson on Friday,
Feb. 21st, beginning at 9 a. m. Those
who arrive late frequently fail to finish
the work. All applicants are therefore
requested to be here promptly.
R. E. NICHOLSON.
Co. Snpt. Bd.
rrOiV, s. c.
rs in the South.
c d a,
ying your fertilizers, not
lished reputation and high
re your wants of every
l.\ ' ' - -
to furnish all classes of
ties as buyers desire. It
Carolina Cnemlcal Co.,
harlest?n, S. C.
Who is there that cannot cover the walls of his home
with a nice, fresh Wall Paper, and thus convert a room that
is cold-looking and soiled into a cosy, comfortable place ?
We furnish the paper for an entire room measuring 16sl6xiO
(Sidewall and Border) for?
Seventy-nine Cents 1
This price includes sufficient Paper to cover the walls and
Border to match to go around the room. The paper is a good
quality and a desirable light coloring.
Our Spring line of New Wall Paper is now ready, and we
aie in position to furnish Wall Paper in any quantities of the
cheapest kind to the very richest designs at prices?
ONE-THIRD TO ONE-HALF LESS
Than elsewhere. Our Stock contains Five Thousand Bolls
of all that is new and good.
Let us figure with you for your Wall Paper.
Agents for Butterick Patterns.
Agents for American Lady Corsets.
Ask for Coupons for
PLOWS OF AIL KINDS AND SHAPES.
OAB Load Plows, Plow Stocks, Single Trees and Plow Handles just
received. Our Plows have the correct shape and are the right thickness.
We can supply you with any shape or size Plow and any weight you. need,
and or-? prices on Plows is right.
We also carry a complete Stock of Long and Short Heel. Bolts, Light
and Heavy Clevises, Webbed and Padded Back Bands, Collar Pads, Plow
Lines, Hame Strings, Hamea and Traces.
We have a lot of Light Plow Stocks bought at a saorifice sale that we
are selling at unheard of prices. (
Our stock of Axes is complete. "The Kelly Perfect" is our leader, and
will Bland the coldest weather and hardest timber. . We also have a goof Vxo
that wo sell for less money.
Nails, Barb. Wire, Poultry Wire, Wire Staples, and in fact?
EVERYTHING THE FARMER NEEDS
At this season of the year.
BRO?K HARDWARE COMPANY,
Successors to Brook Brothers.
CARRIAGES and BUGGIES
? DURING -?
- SHOULD BE
FOR SPRING DRIVING.
WE are in position to do this work at prices to suit the times.
Kindly give us a call. Respectfully,
Church Street. tfesss!!? Jail. JSK3S0N ?V CO.
M. Ii. CARLISLE. Ii. H. OARLIBLBr
WE ARE OVERSTOCKED ON
you can get alF?izes from No. 7 to 47 until Christmas st ? very lovr
Cotton crop is short this season, and we aim to help the farmer to turn,
his land so as to make a better crop; We keep in stock at all times a full
and complete lino of Chilled Points, all numbers from 7 to 47, and wo are
willing to divide profits with yon. We are selling Chilled Duds Points at ib.*
price you have been paying for tho dd common CaatPoints.
* carlisle B&OSu, Aadoraoiu S. C.