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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1902.
The Co\ iManufacturiiuj Company.
Occupying a rather unique position
among tho cotton mills ot' Anderson
County, is the Cox Manufacturing
Company, situated on the Blue Ridge
Railroad, about half mile beyond the
city limits. This mill was organized
in 1*1)9 through the efforts of Judge W.
P. Cox. and in 1!>00 begau operation
with 3,710 spindles.
A distinguishing feature of this mill
is that every dollnr of capital invested
in it belongs to citizens of this State,
and all of it, except a few thousand
dollars, was furnished from this imme
diate vicinity. There is not a dollar of
Kastern or Northern capital used and
the control is strictly Southern. Suc
cess attended this mill from the begin
ning, and six months after starting
building to double the mill was begun,
an I at present it operates 7,53(5 spin
dles. Yarns only are manufactured,
and the fineness of tiles?-sizes from
.?0 to 4"?- require a longer staple cotton
than is produced in our Piedmont sec
tion. Most of it is grown in Mississip
pi, and the stuhle measures from ij to
M inches in length. Ready salo for
these yarns is found in Massachusetts, j
Rhode Island, New York and Pennsyl- J
vania, where they arc used in the
manufacture of lin?* dress fabrics.
The demand has been steadily increas
ing, and this mill is now kept running
night mid ?lay. The operatives cm
ployed number Ml, and ?1,000pounds of
long staple cotton are consumed in
manufacture daily. No other mill in
Anderson County is using long staple
cotton exclusively in manufaclure.
In enlarging the mill building from j
thi' origina} size, provision was linnie
for manufacturing into cloth tin-yams J
produced, should the demand for them !
fall oil', or to increase the number ol j
spindles should the demands for thc j
yarns i?icrease. There is ample space !
?:i ta- buildiug for l.l.ono additional '
Spin Should it bu decided to put j
. "oms, tho manufacture ol' dress
.. .vorsteds, pants goods and the
like would follow tit once. From this
it will be seen that Anderson is in a
position ti) engage immediately in com
petition with tho New langland mills,
and may probably very shortly do so.
The question of wool supplies here will
be as easily solved as was thc question
of cotton supplies then1.
The construction of this mill is plain,
substantial and convenient, lt is a
double story l.-ick structure ??00 feet
long, divided into two sections, and
f?5 feet wilie respectively, well ventila
ted, and the arrangements for receiv
ing coal, cotton and other supplies, and
loading its products for shipment,
could not hu more convenient.
The equipment ot machinery is in
keeping with the tine grade of work
dom- and strictly up-to-date. In de
tail the machinery used is, one Kitson
opener, one receiver, one intermedia!?',
one finisher, which comprises tho
picker system; eleven improved Whitin
?..ards, four drawing li?mes, two slub
bers, three intermediates, seven speed
ors, thirty-live spinning frames, six
spoolers, eleven water twisters, by
which the threads to be twisted pass
through water, eighteen reds and one
I ?cn warper with electric slop motion,
by winch when a single thread breaks
the machinery is stopped anil the exact
location of the break indicated.
Tiie power used is steam, a ?100 horse
power cross compound condensing en
gine being used. For tire purposes tho
mill is equipped with a largo under
writers pump with a capacity of 7?0
gallons of water per minute. Thirty
frame cottages, neatly painted, furnish
homes for the operatives, nud they are
beautifully located on a hill, immedi
ately above the mill, which overlooks
the city and the country far to the west
and south. A healthier location could
scarsoly have been found. Hy special
arrangements, tho children of this vil
lage attend the graded school at the
Anderson cotton mills nenr by.
Churches are also convenient to the
operatives, though there is no Church
building on tho ground. President
Cox has, however, about completed the
furnishing of a large hall, which is to
used for religious worship and ns a
Thc annual meeting of the stock
holders of this mill was held Tuesday
82u<i iust., and a satisfactory showing
matu- ot th?i work of tho past year.
Every one. was pleased and the showing
convinced them that their capital could
not have been better invested. \V. F.
Cox is president and treasurer, J. R.
Vandiver vice president and Charles
Poore secretary. Mr. M. li. Fitts is
the efficient anil courteous superin
tendent. X. 1>. Sullivan was added
to the old board ot directors, nil
of whom were re-elected. Tho board
is as follows: \V. F. Cox, J. L. 'frib
ble, J. R. Yandi vcr, J. A. Hall, E. P.
Yaudiver, J. L. Orr, G. \V. Evans, F.
(}. Brown and K. B. Sullivnn.
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G. Ernest McGee and family, of
Chattanooga, Tenn., are visiting rela
tives here. Ernest is an old Belton
boy, but has been gone from here some
ten years. His many friends here were
glad to see him. Chattanooga seems
to be agreeing with him, as he is look
ing hale and hearty.
E. F. Dorsey, of the Providence En
gineering Works, Providence, R. I., is
here erecting another side to the big
cotton mill engine.
A large number of our people went
to Charleston Tuesday to take in the
Mr. F^itor: Tlease announce that the
Pierce M . wu Democratic Club wiRweet
on the Urst Saturday af ternoon in May
at 3 o'clock for the purpose of reorgan
izing a ?wi electing delegates to the
A. M. Guyton.
A Beautiful Wedding.
The marriage ot" M isa Bessie Hailey
and Mr. Leroy Mat tison relton was
solemnized lust Wednesday eveniug nt
s o'clock nt the home of tho bride's pa
rents, Mr. and Mr?. Charles H. Hailey,
in Hall Township.
A company of fifty or more relatives
and friends witnessed tho beautiful
wedding, which was marked by all the
solemnity and sweetness that clings to
the ideal home wedding.
The parlor, in ?te decorations of
green and white, was typical of Spring
verdure and freshness. The ceremony
was performed in front of the mantel,
which was nothing but a mass of green
and white, very artistically arranged
at tile sides and middle, under n large
hell suspended from tho ceiling. Above
the bell were attached white pompons,
which draped gracefully to the side
walls and about which was entwined
green festooning. About four feet
from tho bell, on the left and right
front, were angels in the act of flying
toward the bell. On every side were
touches of white and green. The hall
and sitting room opposite the parlor
were similarly, hut not so profusely,
The dining-room was beautiful in its
decorations of green lind pink. Near
the ceiling at the center the decora
tions formed u diamond. At the cen
ter of this diamond was a light that
sent its rays to ever}' part ot' the room;
and around just outside were the ta
bles, four in number. Three wen? vic
ing in beauty with th"ir separate deco
rations of pink, lilac and violet, but
each was surpassed by the bride's table
in white, with ascension lilies for deco
ra! ions. In the center was the bride's
cake, tastefully decorated and on which
stood a miniature representation of
bride and groom limier a marriage bell.
Kach table was filled with fruits, cakes
and bonbons, and at each plate lay a
dainty bouquet ot while violets, tied
wiiii white ribbon, to he worn away by
As. ".lust liecaii.se I Love Von, Dear,"
was being played and sang by Miss
Widemnn, thc bridal party entered
from thc room opposite the parlor.
Misses .Jennie Felton and I'.lcanor
Smith, dressed in blue, gathered up
tlie ribbon at the door and very grace
fully fastened it to the festooning at
equal distances from the bell. Iben
came Mr. .1. li. felton, Jr., and wife,
taking their stand to the extreme left,
followed by Mr. Claude ilerndon and
Miss .1/amic Hailey to the extreme
right. Next came the groom with his
best man. Mr. Joseph Cobb, who im
mediately dropped a little behind on
th?' right. The maid of honor, Miss
Selma Shirley, entered alone and took
her place on the left, and then followed
thc bride, leaning on the arin of her
father, who stood just behind on her
left. A short but impressive ceremony
was then performed hy Kev. O. M.
Tin- brille was fairer and lovelier in
her wedding gown than ever before,
tin- pure whiteness of thc costume
bringing out her pretty features. She
carried a graceful long bouquet of lilies
ol' the valley. Thc bridesmaids wore
lovely gowns of while
After.tho ceremony ?nd congratula
tions, all repaired io the dining-room,
where (bligh:IUI refreshments were
A great number of beautiful andu'
fill gilts wert! received by the bride.
Tho bride is thc eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Hailey. Citied
with tho truest charms of womanhood,
and a sincerity, purity andsweetnessof
nature, she ""rings to tho mau of her
choice a dowry far above riches. Mr.
Felton is a true man worthy of his
bride. Ho is greatly respected and
liked by nil who know him, and in his
profession he ia forging to the front
and we are confident of his success.
Accompanied by three of Hartwell's
finest young men, Messrs. Hen. Alford,
Claude Herndon and Joseph Cobb, the
happy couple left the next morning for
Hartwell, Ga., where they will make
their home. We wish for them every
happiness and blessing that Frovidonco
can bestow. A Friend.
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Drama at Clemson.
For the past three weeks the. Clem
son Dramatic Club has boon very hard
at work rehearsing a play of unusual
merit and power entitled "His Broth
It isa finished melodrama, requiring
a large east, unusually good acting,
most careful staging and rehearsing,
and is, if anything, longer than tho
Mr. J. W. Hcisuian, who is an actor
of long professional experience, is di
recting thc play and will assume tho
principal role. Others in the cast aro:
Major Matthews. Cadets Wiley, Sahl
inan, Walker, Mciver, Da Costa, Barn
well, Phillips, Wightman ami Forsyth.
Tho ladies who will take part aro: Mrs.
Lewis, Mrs. Lee, Miss Lesosno Lewis
and Miss Sloan. The disposition of
parts has been a most happy one and
the members of the Club express their
con tidence that they will give an exhibi
tion of histrionic ability far. boyond
anything ever before seen at Clemson
or in the near vicinity.
As for tho play itself too much can
not bo said. Whatever the acting may
be, no heavier or moro masterly drama
could be found outside of Shakespeare.
It is a "meaty" play of powerful hu
man interest and deals with one of the
weightiest of modern social problems.
The scenes are thrilling and climatic to
a degree, with comedy and pathos most
admirably interblended. The story
of the play itself is worth' 'fu? price of
The production of "His Brother's
Keeper" will take place nt Clems m
Collego Saturday rvening, May 3rd,
commencing at 8 p. m. sharp. Special
stage effects have been arranged for
and a truly elaborate production is
promised. Ko one should miss the op
portunity to see this the most preten
tious dramatic effort Clemson has er er
The prices of admission will be 25
and 85 cents.
Tho wiso Merchants of North and
South Carolina aro giving ns business,
because they HOG at n glanco that Inlying
from the Mills and Factories tliey Have
the Jobbor'u or Muidlo Man's prollts.
Merchants, we ask you who have never
seen our line? of Hoslerv, Panta, Cloth,
lng, Shoos and Hate drop UH a card and
let one of our Salesmen call. You will
see at a glance lt ls to your interest to be
numbered among our grovtVJg list of
customers. We sell only to Morchants.
Wishing you a prosperous New Year
WEBB & CATER,
Commission Merchants, Anderson, 8. C.
.'Clifton Flour Customers.
The customers we want are those who
requiro the highest possible quality.
Home of our host customers aro of this
class. They have come to stay. There
?H not much satisfaction in gaining as a
customer a man for whom anything is
good enough. We like the critical kin?].
They appreciate "Clifton" Flour. We
invite tue most careful investigation. We
want you to compare "Clifton" Flour
with the liest of other brands. People
who do this choose "Clifton" sud stick
to lt. "Cllftou" Flour customers are
Jobbers prices on "Schapps," "Farly
Hird" and "Blue Jay" Tobaccos, low
est piiceH on Flour, Cottee, Corn, Ilacon,
and heavy Groceries. Vaudiver Bros.
To be sure of a good crop of cotton you
should tako no chances when buying
a Cotton Planter. You ruu no risk with
tiie genuine old Brooks or Dow Law
Planters sold by Sullivan lldw.Co. The
eaHe of op?ration and superiority in de
sign and construction ot these Planters
place thom above comparison with any
others on the market.
The prices at which Sullivan Hdw. Co.
will soil Hoes this season cannot fail to
please all farmers. This linn has receiv
ed niue hundred dozen IIOOH, bought
willi Hpot cash when the market was at
its lowest ebb. These Hoes bave been
carefully selected with great regard for
the* quality ot steel in thu blades and
shanks, and of the wood in tho handles.
Tho now "1 land-Forged" Hoe, forged
from solid steel, cannot fail to appetd to
every farmer. Hoes of every style man
ufactured ur^ ottered by Sullivan Hdw.
Co., who uro anxious to hell you these
Karly buyers ar6 now examining tho
different Cotton and Corn Cultivators on
the market. In this ?lue iho Kornau nud
Terrell Cultivators have heretofore been
regarded as tho best implements of this
kind manufactured ; but to the critical
fanner it roust have appeared that im
pro ctiiouts could bo made even on theso
Cultivators. Ju the Perfect Cultivator
or Harrow now piVered by Sullivan Hdw.
Co. you can lind all dat the name ini
plies. Tho very highest degree of per
fection that has yet naen attained lu Har
row construction. With this Harrow the
frame can bo quickly and perfectly ad
justed to any desi i ed width, the teeth can
be raised or lowered to any required po
sition, and are always at perfectly right
anglos with the beam. The advantages
of this 1 larrow are too numeroiiH to men
tion here, but Sullivan Hdw. Co, requeut
you to come and examine this imple
ment, which cannot fail to interest every
Foley's Kidney Cure rnakeH kidneys
and bladder right. Don't delay taking.
Wanted-Everyone who owns u South
ern Patent Well Fixture to know that we
have tiie Buckets and Yalvos for this Fix
ture on hand at all times.
Brock Hanlware Co.
Try a guaranteed box ot Wilbur's Cat
tle Powders if your stock an? nolslieiUiing
and in good condition. J. S. Fowler.
Money saved is money made, and todo
th is on a farm you must have tho right
kind of fanning implements timi the best
labor-Having farm toolon ibo market is
our Keystone Adjustable Weeder. Call
and lot us show them to you.
Brock Hardware Co
In tho Spring all Horses, Pattie and
Poultry nned a Spring tonic. I have the
nest-Wilbur's Cattle Powders. Guaran
teed. J. S. Fowler.
Chronic Bronchitis Cured.
"For ten years 1 had chronic bronchitis
so bad (hal at times I could not speak
above a whisper," writes Mr. .Joseph
('oilman, of Montmorency Ind. "1 tried
all remedies available, but willi no suc
cess. Fortunately m v employer sugges
ted that I try Foley's Honey and Tar. Its
eilen was almost miraculous, and I am
now cured of the diaeaae. Cn my re
commendation many people have used
Foley's Honey aod Tar. and always with
satisfaction." Evans Pharmacy.
A Chattanooga Druggist's Statement.
Robt. J. Miller, proprietor of the Read
House Drug 8tore of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
writes ; "There is more merit in Foley's
Honey and Tar than in any other cough
syrup. The calls for it multiply wonder
fully and we sell more of it than all other
oough syrups combined." Evans Phar?
P???ni??ia ?a nobbed of ita Terrors
By Foley's Honey and Tar. It stops
the racking cough and heals and strength
ens the lungs. If taken In time it will
prevent an attack of pneumonia. Refuse
substitutes. Evans Pharmacy.
Dreadful Attack of Whooping Cough.
Urs. Ellen Harlison, of 300 Park Ave.,
Kansas City, Mo.,writes as follows: "Our
two children had a Bevere attack of
whooping cough, one of them in the par
oxysm of coughing would often faint and
bleed at the nose. We triad everything
wo heard of without netting rolief. We
then calleil in our family doctor who pre
scribed Foley's Houey and Tar. With
the very tirst doso they began to improve
and we feel that it has saved their liven."
Kofuse substitutes. KVAOH Pharmacy.
Churns! Churn*! Chu rn?! A lot of all
sizes of the celebrated Cylinder churns
just received. Brock Hardware Co.
Foley's Honey a?.d Tar contains no
opiates and will not constipate like near
ly all other cough medicines. Refuse
substitutes Evans Pharmacy.
\V. H. Shearer, Surveyor, Yon will
lind meat Dean & Ratlilfo'a. Lent: dis
tance Phone at my residence.
Foley's Kidney Cure if taken in time
nfl orita security" from all kidney and
bladder dlHeaaeH. Evans Pharmacy.
Yrou will lind a big stook of Victor
Sweep Wings, all sizes, at Brook Hard
The surest and safest remedy for k hi
ne v and bladder diseases is Foley's Kid
ney fore. Evans Pharmacy.
This ls our greatest year. Wo are
proud of our record, and aro striving by
ovary honest means to win you for a cua
te m or. Give ua a trial If yon have never
done so before. Vandlver Broa.
Pot Planta and Gat Flowers for sale.
Large and small Palms a specialty. Mrs.
J. P. Cliokaoalea, 242 North Main St,
PUes ! Plies ! Piles!
Dr. Williams' Indian Pile Ointment la
prepared to care Piles and DOES IT in
abort order. Essy to apply, every box
guaranteed, 50c and 81.00. All druggists
or by mall.
Williams M Ter Co.. Cleveland, Ohio.
For sale by EVANS PHARMACY.
When yon want first-class, up-to-date
PHOTOS call on CALLAO HEH BROS.,
at their new Studio next door to lagon &
IiOdbetter-upstairs. Satisfaction ls ful
ly guaranteed to every customer.
Do Von Ouu a Klee SSarc;?
If so, don't fall to breed ber to Nelson
R. Green's fine colt, DIAMOND DEK, Reg.
No. 35,785, now making the season for a
limited number of mares at R. H. Find
ley's Stables. McGee's old stand, Ander
son, S. C. Tbe best bred Horse in the
Been One Among the Many Visitors that
Crowd Our Store From Week to Week ?
If not you are letting Klip an opportunit? that's worth
while. Here you will" find the BEST selected stock of
SUMMER GOODS OF ALL KINDS
That's to be found in our city and you will have no trou
ble in making your selections, and buying from .us you get
your money's worth. Then, too, you will be dressed in the
height of fashion.
The prices.-When you consider Quality, Style, etc., of
our Goods at the prices we offer them, you will readily see
that we do sell good merchandise cheap. Each day brings
new faces to our store and they become new customers. We
want you to come. See our big stock of Summer Goods, Lawns,
Muslins, Organdies, Wash Goods, White Goods, Silks, Taces,
Embroideries, etc. Trimmings of all kinds. Novelties, No
tions, etc. Parasols, Fans, Millinery to please the most fasti
dious, Oxford Ties and Slippers for Men, Women and Chil
COME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - - -
And see what's here for you, or send us your orders.
Samples sent on request. Agents for
MCCALL BAZAAR PATTERN.
Lesser & Co.
Grand Opening1 Sale of New Spring* Goods.
Our New Spring Stock is now Complete.
THIS MAMMOTH STOKE is abloom with New Spring Merchandise.
Shelves and counters are piled hi?h with the choicest p4oducts money and i
brains could get toucher. DRESS GOODS. WASH GOODS, SHOES,
HATS, CLOTHING, NOTIONS and GENTS' FURNISHINGS, all on a
broader, more lavish scale than any previous Spring since the birth of this
mercantile enterprise. We have brought hero this season the grandest, most
comprehensive Mock of New Spring Goods ever seen in this city.
We invite you to call and inspect the New Goods. The encouragement
that comes with success has spurred us on to greater achievements, and this
Spriug we'll make thc welkin ring with values that will turu the full tide of
Spring Trade to the doors of tho LESSER BIG STORE.
Every article quoted below is 25 per cent less than you can find them
priced elsewhere :
20 doz. Ladies Colored Border Handkerchiefs at. lc
15 doz Ladies White Handkerchiefs, nice quality, worth 5c, at. 2c
25 gross nice Pearl Button.?, worth 10e, at per dozen. 5c
20 doz. Felt Wiudow Shades on rollers at ouly. Sc
50 dozen Pure Linen Window Shades, worth 35c, at. ll)c
li) doz. Ladies St' cl Rod Parasols, fast black, value 05c, only. 30c
5 doz. Ladies Fine Silk Parasols, regular value $1.50, at only. 9Sc
I) doz. Boys Waists and Shirts, worth 25c each, special. 15c
One job lot Ladies Leather Belt6 at only. 10c
100 White Counterpanes, ready hemmed, value $1.25, at . 79c
50 doz. Ladies Bleached Gauze Ludervest at only. 5c
10 doz. Ladies Pompadour Combs at only. 10c
5 doz. Childrens White Lawn Caps at only. 10c
WASH GOODS BARGAINS.
With a stock of Wash Goods that cannot be surpassed by any retail Store
in this section, and prices ruling under any and all other Stores in this city,
we start an April Sale of Fine Wash Goods and White Goods that is unprece
dented in this State :
Beautiful line Fine Batiste, sheer and exquisite, worth 12*c, at. 8c
1000 yards Colored Lawns and Dimity, value 10o, at. 8o
2000 yards Remnant Colored Dimity at only. 3c
1500 yards Eogydine Batiste, value 10o, at only. J?o
2000 yards Now Spring Percales, light and dark ground, value i Gc, at.... 7$o
500 yards Reversible Chambray at only. So
Big line New Ginghams and Madras, special per yard. 7c
36-inch Chambray, regular value 12Jo, at only. . . 10o
800 yards White Lawn, worth regular 5e, at only.2Jc
1000 yards White Lawn, made to retail at 10o, our prioe. 6o
BLACK DRESS GOODS.
Our Black Dress Goods Department is more popular than ever this season.
We are showing the most correct noveltios for Spring and Summer wear :
Black Granite Broche Fancy Goods, 40 inohes wide, at only. 20c
48 inch Black Mohair, worth 50c, et only. 35o
40 inch Black Mohair, worth 35c, per yard. 25o
NEW SPfUNG CLOTHING, GENTS FURNISHINGS, &C.
New Mens Spring Suits, very extra special at. . -$3.25, $4.00, $5.00, $6.50
New Mens and Boys Caps, value 25c, at only. 10c
New Gents Four-in-IIand Ties at only. 10o
New Boys Hats, at only. 10c
Now Mons Colored Collars at only four for.'. 5c
New line Mens Linen Collars, all sizes and shapes, at only. 5c
New linc Boys Knee Suits, worth $1.00, at only.; 75c
New lino Mens Percale, Madras and Cheviot Shirts, worth 50o, at. 24c
New line Mens Fancy Socks at only. . 5c
New lino Mens White Alpine Hats, worth $1.00, at, only.. 50o
NEW SPRING SHOES AND SLIPPERS.
NEW SPRING MILLINERY.
New line of Chinaware received for Free Premiums.
Ask for Coupons.
LESSER & co.,
ANDERSON, S. C., UNDER MASONIC TEMPLE.
Fresh Florida Vegetables.
Snap Beans 20c. quart.
Lettuce 5c. head.
Celery 10c. stalk,
New Crop Irish Potatoes,
SPANISH PEANUTS foi PLANTING 5c qt. or 40c peck.
C. FRANK BOLT,
THE CASH GROCER.
RIGHT IN THE HEART
ifiwij TKADE I
We are Striking while the
Iron is Hot !
The Big Stor* is getting a stronger hold on the ear of the
trading public every day. Closing of the April business has
encouraged us to decide that we will make Msy the banner
month of>the Spring Season.
If you will consider your pocket-book, as well as the
largest and most reliable stock to select from, you will enter
heartily into oui plans and help us come off with flying
Is in the zenith of its glory, scattering the pretty Millinery
everywhere. If you are not a customer of this department we
want you to be. If you have your Hat from us it is ripht in
price and style. Economy, best work and the latest style is
one of our great attractions.
And thousands of dainty Spring and Summer Fabrics. An
economical dresser will rejoice at the opportunity for sue?
We are putting great force behind our Clothing, and May
sales must- reach the highest water-mark yet recorded, for
$5.00, $7.50, $10.00 to $20.00 will buy the host-fitting, well
manufactured Suits that you are likely to see.
Smart dressers will not pass na without giving this de
partment a thorough investigation.
This Store is working hard for good, substantial trade.
Wo are building for the futuro, and are trying to sell
merchandise in A way to make friends of all <**r escomer?.
When everything: goes rifcht t*U your friends ; if any
thing happens wrong teU ns.
Come to see na often during the month of May.
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