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JVEPNKSPAY, .H'M", l. Wi.
$1,000,000 LAST MONTH
IN COTTON MILLS.
What Anderson has Accom
plish^ in the Last
During tilt'month of May just closed,
very close to one million dollars was
added to the enormous Hum of money
nlreatly invested in the cotton mill in- |
dus try in and immediately surrounding
th?' ritj- ol' Anderson.
Tin? litogon Cotton Mill, nuder thc
management ol' Messrs. .J. A. Iltock
and H. E. Ligon, set tin* juin- hy or
ganizing about the middle <d th?'
month with half a million capital, and
they have practically gone lo work, :
Thc contract for brick, over two
million, was awarded l.isl week to
.1. L. McMillan, of A bin viii?-, ami the
contract for lumber, ol most ot it, will,
in all probability! be placed this WI CK.
All the material will ho ready ami at
the depot here by the time the side
track to bf huill Item thu iMuu Ridge i
Railroad to tins mill is completed, and
all arrangements for thu building of
this track has been complut' tl.
Following tho organization of the
Brogon Mill, Mr. D. I\ McBrayer, of
the Riverside Mill, comes to thu front
with plans perfected to build immedi
ately a mill of not less than 10,000 spin
dles and the investment of probably
$300,000. Supporting Mr. McBrayer in
this additional industrial development
are Mr. J. A. Brock, of Anderson, and
Capt. Ellison A. Smyth, of Pelzer. No
stronger combination than this could
bc desired to guarantee thu immediate
building ami success of thu enterprise.
AH are men of largo experience ?iud
wide influence, especially Messrs. li rock
and Smyth, and Mr. Me Brayer's expe
rh-iieo in thu cotton business reaches
oe? i u period of seventeen years, in
' iii hu has met with marked success,
%? ...i.i.jgand meritingconfidoncoin ev
viy position hu has tilled.
The class of goods to bu manufac
tured by this mill is not yet decided
upou. This will bu determined later.
The Hold in this particular is broad.
Tlie markets for ni a n ti fae tu red goods
are wide. open. The primary question
to decide is whether thu manufactur
ing of cotton will lie engaged in. thu
class of goods to be manufactured can
be made an after consideration.
Sufticicnt progress ha? been made in
the matter of dollars t?> warrant Mr.
McBrnyer in tanking tho statement
that inside of thiity days thu organiza
tion of this mill be complete and thc
work of its erection begun.
Following close upon the heels of
this big mill came the announcement
last week that a hosiery and yarn mill,
with Mr. George \V. Evans at the head
of thu management, will be immedi
ately built. The capital of this mill
will not bo less than $20,000, all of
which has been practically subscribed,
and an application for a commission to
organize has beeu forwarded to the
Secretary of State by the following:
Geo. W. Evans, W. A. Power, ll. E.
Ligon, W. K. Osborne, J. W. Roberts,
superintendent of Riverside Mill, Cal
houn Harris, E. F. Geiger and R. E.
Burriss. Tho commission will be re
ceived this week AI ! orgauizntiou will
be at once completed.
Thia mill will begiu with forty ma
chines, giving employment to about
forty operatives. The work will begin
with the. manufacture of hosiery, for
which there appears to be a strong de
mand in all the markets. A similar
mill nt Sumter is said to be unable to
supply the demand for the manufac
ture of this class of goods. Yarns will
not be manufactured for thu present,
but everything will lie put in shape for
this branch of the industry.
How rapidly are the people of An
derson waking up to the fact that rich
rewards will How to them from the
development of their resources. I'p to
twelve ago there were no cotton mills
in nor immediately around the city.
With the highest gnuie of upland
middling cotton produced iu the State
growing up to their verj ?loorsteps, tho
people were asleep t?> their opportuni
ties. lu 1880 Mr. J. A. Brock, to whom
more honor is due for the rapid and
prosperous advancement of Anderson
than to any other man, organized the
Anderson Cotton Mills with a capital
, o? $100,000. This was considered ex
?pertaiental by many, and it took heroic
effort? to secure the desired subscrip
tions. At the end of three years thu
-enterprise was found a success and tho
capital increased to 8200,000, and Inter
this was doubled. Doubt gave place
io confidence and thu march lins been
steadily forward, until results now ap
.pear to mark a continuous "boom'' for
Anderson in industrial development
-iee the past twelve years. Hero is the
Auderson Cotton Mills, 02,000 spin
dles, employing 1,200 operatives; Orr
Cotton Mills, 25,480 spindles, employ
ing 450 operatives; Riverside Mill, 0,500
spindles, employing 100 operatives; Cox
Mill, 8,000 spindles, employing 150 op
eratives; Brogon Mill to have 25,000
apindlee, ? dyeing and finishing plant
and to employ not less than 500 opera
tives, the new McBrayer Mill, to have
at least 15,000 spindles and employing
from 300 to 400 operatives; the Town
aend Twine Mill, to employ about 50
operatives, and the Evans Hosiery and
Xaru Mill, to employ about 50 opera
tives. At least $2,000,000 are invested
.in these mills and 3,000 operatives
employed, representing on increase in
ipop-tlation of about 12,000.
3...-.progress has been made in the
last tw ^ Ive years, and along with it has
came the electric power plant at Port
man Shoals, 0 miles distant, which is
distributing 5,000 electrical horse power
to the mills and other industries of the
*-city, representing an investment of at
least ?2*?0,OOOj two mon bank? have
luci! established ami arc doing a high
ly satisfactory business! additional
. storerooms ami elevan! homes have
j been built, a sewerage system is now
. beiug installed, the linnnees ot the city
ave iu most excellent shape ami her
bonds considerably above par.
These mills are within ami just out
side touching the limits of the city, aud
to these should be added the Anderson
Fertilizer Company, two milos distant
from the < ity. which has a yearly ca
pacity of 20,000 tollu; thc Anderson Oil
and Fertilizer Company, the Excelsior
< ?il .Mil!, the Farmers Cotton and Oil
Company, the Anderson Mattress and
Spring lied Company, ?ithin the city
; All of the 12,000 increase iu popula*
i tion does not belong, strictly spunking,
to the city of Anderson, but there is
practically au absence of company or
mill stores, and the commerce of the
?-i ty enjoys the benefits ot this in
One ol tin- older mills will be en
larged and another new mill built soon,
but until those now being construct
ed are completed, which viii require
some little time and many laborers,
these inn matters will remain in abey
Graded School lo bc I.alarmed.
The increase from year to year in
the number of pupils seeking admis
sion to the ('entrai Graded School has
forced thc Hoard of Trustees to take
under advisement plans which will
?mable them to provide all applicants
with suitable accommodations.
A committee has been appointed
from the Hoard, consisting of Hon.
James M. Sullivan, John C. Watkins
and Dr. T. C. Walton, the Superinten
dent, to. lix upon sonic definite plan to
he submitted to the Hoard, which if
adopted, will be laid before tho City
Council for approval ami for the means
to carry the plan into execution.
The committee prefers to purchase a
lot containing about two acres, con
veniently located, and erect a frame
building of sufficient size, or perhaps
rent a suitable building into which
either the primary or higher grades
may be segregated. Another plan is
to enlarge the present central school
building. This last plan does not meet
with much approval by the committee,
because they consider it unwise to con
gregate so main- children in one place.
Hut it is much the cheaper plan and its
adoption may bu forced upon them be
cause of a lack of funds.
To carry out any plan adopted by
the Trustees, an appropriation from
the City Council will, of course, be
necessary, lt does not follow, how
ever, that the tax levy must be in
creased. The ooo appropriated to
erect the colored school building did
not increase the, levy; it doubtless
came from a surplus in the city treasu
ly, which was the result of economical
1 bree thousand dollars will probably
be found quite sutlicient to purchase
tho lot, as the committee prefers to do,
and make the necessary enlargement.
Should it not be, and should an addi
tional tax levy be necessary, it could
not exceed haifa mill, and in all proba
bility would not exceed one-fourth of
n rail!; for tho reason that, tho special
tax for tho maintenance of the schools
in this special district, (the city of An
derson is a Bpecial school district) is
limited to three mills, two and one
half of which is now being paid
under levy by tho Council; and
for the further reason that an in
crease in enrollment in the schools will
give this school district a larger
amount from the constitutional three
mills tax. This tax is apportioned nc
cording to enrollment in the school
districts throughout the State, and the
enrollment in the city of Anderson has
never entitled the city to mote than
about fifty percent of this fund. Af te
the school has been enlarged the in
crease in enrollment will not bring i
corresponding increase of expense, tho
same number of teachers now employ
ed can properly manage and instruct
more children, while the enrollment
will bring a larger amount from th*
constitutional three mills tax, which
supplemented by an increase of one
fourth td' a mill to the special tax
would provide ample funds for a very
The enlargement of the school is
uecessaiy and in all probability the
Council nnd the tax-payers will grant
whatever is asked for tm? promotion of
Miss Maude Cely has returned home
She has been teaching school in Lau
rena County. We are glad to see he
back at old Hethesda.
Will Elrod has been very sick for the
last week, but we are glad to say he is
There is a great deal of sickness in
this part of the country.
Mr. and Mu. John Childers and their
little sister, Iola, were the guests of Mr
and Mrs. Ellison Saturday night.
Miss Fannie Johnson, of Easly, at
tended church here Sunday. Her
friends were glad to greet her. Come
again, Miss Fannie.
Miss Beulah Chiles has come home to
spend the summer. She has been stay
ing in Greenville.
Miss Lula Merritte spent last week
in Greenville with her brother.
Miss Jessie Chiles was the guest of
of her cousin. Miss Hose Elrod, last
William Cely went to the Exposition
Mies Janie Simpson, of Laurens
County, is visiting her cousin, Miss
Jnnie Elrod, and other relatives.
Prince Childers Is lust knocking
Miss Lucy Williams was at home
Sunday and attended preaching here.
Terrell ami Itoaian Harrow Toeth can
be bought from Sullivan Hdw. Co.
Anderson (iraded Schools.
Tim closing exercises of the Central
Graded School on Friday last drew to
gcthci a large crowd ot interested pa
rents and visitors, and all appeared
highly gratified with the work
hiing accomplished. The reading
of beautiful and highly sensible essays
hy the big girls and tho delivery of
quite eloquent speeches by the big
boys, all of whom only a few years ago
were little tots in the homes and on
the streets, is interesting and enter
However much of sameness there
may be about school exercises, those
whoso humanity is not big enough and
liberal enough to want the young folks
to have a good timo and do not seek an
opportunity to do honor to the young
boys and young girls who have won a
victory in mental improvement, are to
The teachers and pupils of this school
deserve to be congratulated. All have
evidently worked hard, and accom
plished much and the patrons are well
Some pupils did a little better than
others, of course; this is always the
case, but does not in any way detract
from the good results accomplished by
The medal ottered by the H. E. Lee
Chapter, Daughters of the Confeder
acy, for the best essay on slavery was
won by young MePavid Horton. It
was an excellent essay, showing much
research and careful study anti fully
merited tin- prize.
The medal ottered by the Superin
tendent in declamation wits won by
Miss < ?live Brownlee. This little lady
is quite gifted in point of expression
ami would doubtlessmake a line elocu
The selections of music interspersed
throughout the program were bright
and beautiful, especially the song of
the Hen H ur Chariot Katie, and
retlected credit upon this branch of the
' Money to Lauri.-A few thousand dol
lars to lend ou Land for clients. Apply
to B. F. Martie, Attorney-at-Law.
F< >R KENT-A neat 4-room cottage
on Hampton street. Apply at this
During the hammer kldnoy Irregulari
ties are often caused hy executive drink
ing tor being overheated. Attauri to the
killoe) s at OUCH by using Foley's Kidney
Cure. Evans Pharu.acy.
We offer this week hundreds of pairs
of Sample Shoes at prices to please. Come
quick while wo nave your uumber. Pri
ces on these .Shoes too cbeup to quote.
Ten Years In Beti.
R. A. (jray, J.P., O.ikville, Ind., writes, \
"For ten years I was confined to my bed j
with disease of my kid ney e. It waa so
he vere (but 1 could not move part of the
time. I consulted tbe very best medical
skill available, but could g-t no re!iel un
til Foley's Kidney (Jure was recommend
ed io me. li bas been a godsend to me.
On the first indication of kidnev trou
ble stop ii bv taking Foley's Kidney
Cure. Evans Pharmacy.
Wanted - Everyone who owns a South
ern Patent Well Fixture to know that we
have the Bucketaand Valves for this Fix
ture on haud at all times.
Brock Hardware Co.
Light Rolls, Biscuit and Cake
Depend more on the Flour than on the
cook. You cannot make (food, light, ap
petizing bread with poor Flour "Clif
ton" is the frlerd of every bread-maker
-a pure, rich Flour of unrivaled quality.
All the wealth of the wbe-tt is retained.
Use "Clifton" and your bread and cake
will be ligh t,sweet and of delicious flavor.
if you have kidney or bladder trouble
aud do not use Foley's Kidney Cure you
will have only yourself to blame for re
sults, as it positively cures all forms of
kidney at.d bladder disease?. Evans
A good yield of cotton or corn will de
pend in a large measure on the kind of
Cultivator or Side Harrow you may bave.
Many farmers will differ as to which is
the best implement of this kind. In or
der to catch and to satisfy all Sullivan
Hdw. Co. bave a line that comprises all
of the desirable patterns manufactured.
The Perfect, the Roman, the Terrell and
the Klondike. An expression from you
as to which you want would be appre
ciated by them.
Diamond Points for Harrows are car
ried by Sullivan Hdw. Co.
The wise Merchants of North and
South Carolina are giving us business,
because they see at a glance tbat buying
from the Mills and Factories they Bave
tho J' bber's or Middle Man's proflus.
Merchants, we ask you who have never
seen our lines of Hosierv, Pants, Cloth
ing, Shoes and Hats drop us a card and
let ont ol our Salesmen call. You will
seo at a glance it ls to your interest to be
numbered among our grow*Jg list of
customers. We sell only to Merchants.
Wiahiug you a prosperous New Year
WEBB & CATER,
Commission Merchants, Anderson, S. C.
Try a guaranteed box ot Wilbur's Cat
tle Powders if your ?tock are not shedding
and in good condition. J S. Fowler.
Money saved is mo.ioy made, and todo
this on a farm you must have the right
kind of farming implements and the best
labor-saving farm tool on the market is
our Keystone Adjastable Weeder. Call
and let us show timm to vmi.
Brock Hardware Co
Was Wasting Away.
The following letter from Robert R.
Wat .s, of Salem, Mo., ls Instructive : "I
have been troubled with kidney disease
for tbe las'. Ave year?. I lost flesh and
never lett well and doctored with leading
physicians and tried all remedies sugges
ted without relief. Finally I tried Fo
ley's Kidney Cure, and less than i wo bot
tles completely cured me and I am DOW
sound and well." Evans Pharmacy.
In the spring all Horses, Cattle and
Poultry need a Spring tonio. I have the
best-Wilbur's Cattle Pewters. Guaran
teed. J. S. Fowler.
W. H. Shearer, Surveyor, Yon will
find me at Dean A Ratline's. Long dis
tance Phone at my residence.
Interesting to Asthma Sufferers.
Daniel Baute, of Ottervllle, Iowa, writes,
"1 have had asthma for three or four
years and have tried about all th? cough
and asthma cures tn the markst and have
received treatment from physicians in
New York and other cities, but got very
little bonotlt until I tried Foley's Honey
and Tar which gave me Immediate relief
and I will never be without it in my
house. I sincerely recommend lt to all.
No good health unless the kidneys ara
sound. Foley's Kidnev Cure makes the
kidneys right. Evana Pharmacy.
You will find a big stock of Victor
Sweep Wing?, all sizes, at Brook Hard
This ls our greatest year. v7? ara
proud of our record, and are striving by
every honest means to win you for a cus
tomer. Give us a trial if you have never
done so before. Vandlver Bros.
Pot Plants and Cut Flowers for sale.
Large and small Palms a specialty. Mrs.
J. F. Citnksoales, 242 North Main St.
When von want first-class, up-to-date
PHOTOS "call on GALLAGHER BROS.,
at their new Studio next door to Llgon A
Ledbotter-upstairs. Satisfaction ls ful
ly guaranteed to every customer.
-it.* "/-i jLxi A j JU l j ?\J H?X) VvJLiXL.
lave You a Shoe Need?
If so you are the one we want to see most,
for here you will find an excellent line of
Shoes, Slippers, Oxford Ties,
Etc., that are to be lound in our city. Thia line embraces all that is correct
in Style, Quality, Fit, etc., and when these points are considered the prices
are especially attractive. The Men, Women, Children, Misses and Infanta
can find what they want in this liue. We want your next Shoe bill. There
is no risk for you, as you get a guarantee that's good. Possibly you haven't
bought all your
If not, we can interest you with our Stock of Muslins, Lawns, Organdies?
etc. They go at special sale prices.
All the New Trimmings in Laces, Appliques, Bauds, Galloons, Medal?
lions, etc. We make special mention of our AH Over Embroideries, All
Over Lacee. Also, a new line of Embroideries, Insertings and Edgings just
See our P. K's., Dimities and White Goods.
Our Black Dress Gocds are Second to None.
Our Colored Dress Goods are the prettiest.
Full line of Hosiery, Underwear, Novelties, etc.
Aleo, Fans aud Parasols in a splendid assortment.
It's to your interest to do your Millinery business with us. All the new
est ideas are here. The prettiest Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats and Swell
Hats. Ribbons in all the tints and colors. Our entire Store is filled with
Goods that please the eye and purse of the economical as well as the extrav
When in town make this 8tore your place of business, and it won't take
long for you to realize that here you get the very best values that are to be
Your orders receive special attention, and samples sent when wanted.
Agency for McCall Bazar Patterns-10c and 15c. None better.
IT IS EASY TO ASK FOR
Prepared for the use of critical buyer?. From
25c. to 40J. per pound, according to the flavor.
By actual test one pound of this Coffee will go as
far as two pounds of cheap Coffee, and you have
the best Coffee that is roasted.
O. ?Sac O. TBA
Is especially blended for ICED TEA at 75c. a pound.
C. FRANK BOLT,
THE CASH GROCER. *
Lesser & Co.
Grmd Opening Sale of New Spring Goods.
Our New Spring Stock is now Complete.
THIS MAMMOTH STORE is abloom with New Spring Merchandise.
Shelves and counters are piled high with the choicest products money and
brains could get together. 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 here this season the grandest, most
comprehensive Stock of New Spring Goods ever seen in this city.
Wc invite you to call and inspect the New Goods. The encouragement
that comes with success has spurred us on to greater achievements, and this
Spring we'll make the welkin ring with values that will turn the full tide of
Spring Trade to the doors of the 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. lo
15 doz. Ladies White Handkerchiefs, nice quality, worth 5o, at. 2o
25 gross nice Pearl Buttons, worth 10c, at per dozen. 5e
20 doz. Felt Window Shades on rollers at only. . 8c
50 dozen Pure Linen Window Shades, worth 35c, at. 19c
10 doz. Ladies Steel Rod Parasols, fast black, value 65o, only. 39c
5 doz. Ladies Fine Silk Parasols, regular value $1.50, at only. 98o
d doz. Boys Waists and Shirts, worth 25c each, special.. 15c
Ooo job lot Ladies Leather Belts at only. 10c
100 White Counterpanes, ready hemmed, value $1.25, at . 79o
50 doz. Ladies Bleached Gauxe Undervest 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 oannot be surpassed by any retail Store
in this section, and prices ruling under any and all other Stores in this oity,
wo start an April Sale of Fine Wash Goods and White Gpods that is unprece
dented in this State :
Beautiful line Fine Batiste, sheer and exquisite, worth 12}o, at.. 8o
1000 yards Colored Lawns and Dimity, value 10c, at. 8c
2000 yards Remnant Colored Dimity at only. . 3c
1500 yards Engydine Batiste, value 10c, at oniy. 6o
2000 yards New Spring Percales, light and dark ground, value 10o, at-tho
500 yards Reversible Chambray at only. 5o
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 6e, ut only.2Jo
1000 yards White Lawn, made to retail ai 10o, our prioe. . 5o
BLACK DRESS GO03>S.
Oar 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 Broohe Fanoy Goods, 40 inohes wide, at only. 20o
48 inoh Black Mohair, worth 50o, at only.35o
40 inch Black Mohair, worth 35o, per yard.25c
NEW SPRING CLOTHING, GENTS FURNISHINGS, &C.
New Mens Spring Suits, veTy extra special at.$3.25, $4.00, $5.00, $6.50 j
New Mens and Boys Caps, value 25c, at only.10o
New Gents Four-in-Hand Ties at only. 10c
New Boys Hats at only. 10c
New Mens Colored Collars at only four for. Bo
New Hoe Mens Linen Collars, all sizes and shapes, at only. 5o
New line Boys Kneo Suits, worth $1.00, at only. .75c
New line Mens Percale, Madras aud Cheviot Shirts, worth 50c, at. 24c
New line Mens Fancy Socks at only. 5c
New line Mens White Alpine Hats, worth $1.00, at only. 50o
NEW SPRING SHOES ANO SLIPPERS.
NEW SPRING MILLINERY.
New line of Chinaware received for Free Premiums,
i Ask for Coupons.
LESSER & co.,
ANDERSON, 8. C., UNDER MASONIC TEMPLF.
We have been handling two makes of Men's $3.50 Shoes,
and in order to keep np the line of size& we were forced to
tie np more money in them than wise business policy would
admit of, so we have decided to discontinue one line, and to
clean up quick we have cut the price from
$3.50 to $2.50,
SPOT CASH !
This is a grand wearing, dressy Shoe, and a great opportunity
to get a good pair of Shoes.
This is a plain, simple statement of facts, without color
or exaggeration, and should impress you all the more fully.
Our Shoe Department can fit you up in all kinds of
We are clearing ont everything but good, high grade
qualities, and we will not let anything go into thia Shoe
Stock that we don't feel satisfied would give good wear.
Don't fail to visit the
We are having two interesting sales in each department.
Your dollar will carry great weight with us, and will do
valiant service for you If spent here.
C. F. JONES CO.