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a week ego to-day when
d hoc. I am now il
was dry ao<
where it is wet and cold
in my roon
pend aioBt of my time
d,e are with my overcoat on. Ii
ing through thefieldaj see whew
frost of last Sunday ,bit the eon
til it is brown in the lower bottoms
ey have had rain, rain, for near!]
tydays in the west and northwest,
m Louisville, Ky., nearly to 8ioux.
^ jg j thence to Minneapolis, !
' never seen finer crops on the
nod. The wheat is immense. In
diaua, Illinois, Nebraska, where
ey have cut the wheat, it looks like
n can step from shook to shook over
rast area. They have not been
e to woik their oorn so well as
ual. but their corn is much farther
viDced than Goorgia corn in size
d i0oks. In North Georgia, in sec
ns, we have not had a good rain in
ertwo months. Cotton is very
ill aDd corn is smaller. But after
we have fared better with our
oath bo far than many eeotions of
e west and northwest with immense
ods that have not only damaged the
d? in many places more than the
rth of the orop, but along the
eks and rivers great fields of wheat
ye been washed away by the tide,
d thousands of acres of wheat is
w floating down the Mississippi and
issouri Hivers. A drouth beats a
od. I only wish we could get some
the rain that is falling in supera
Od this tour I am attending ohau
uquaa and Woodmen's picnics. The
estern people are given to Wood
en's picnics along in the summer
me. They have an "old settlers"
y in each county that, brings thou
nds of people together, and they
ve the woodmen's pionios. I at
odcd their gathering at Spenoer, la.,
st week. In spite of the weather
ere were ten thousand people gath
ed there. The vast chatanquas and
oodmen's picnics and bid settlers'
js and camp meeting, etc., bring
e people together in great masses
ur or five or six times a year. I
ink well of these great gatherings,
hey bring their basket dinners and
ingle and talk with each other in so
ial life and listen to the speakers,
nd sometimes they have balloon as
eDBions, street parades, flying g?n
ies, brass bands, and there were just
welve brass bands in the procession
t Spencer last week.
I have never seen a heavier wheat
rop grow than I have seen this year,
f it can be harvested and threshed in
ood shape we shall have bread for
he eater and bread to spare. In the
orti belt the oorn was never more
romisinr than to-day. Of course
here are vicissitudes whieh make it
roblematical whether it shall yet ma
ure and be gathered into the crib.
I was surprised to learn of the in
creasing values of farming lands away
p in the northwest. The tide of
emigration sets that way for the farm
er and lands whioh three years ago
eou.'d h av.*. been bought for ten dollars
an acre are now soiling like hot cakes
at forty and ?ixty or seventy-five dol
lars an acre. It is a great country
through Minnesota, lowrv Nebraska,
eastern Kansas and northwestern Mis
souri; as fine lands as over a "crow
over," and with seasons they oan
make all they can gather in a year
One hundred and sixty acres is the
average farm in the northwest. It
has a grove whioh has been set out
anywhere from five to ten seres, a
good farm house and a large barn. On
the one hundred and sixty acres you
perhaps wiii see forty acres of wheat,
twenty of oats, forty of corn and the
balauce they use as pastures. On
every farm you will see a nice bunoh
of well bred oattle, great big fine hogs
and brood mares with more or less lit
tle herds of cattle and coveys of colts.
I saw that meat and horses won't stay
up in price very long if corn is made
to fatten them this fall. The farmer
of the northwest has struck be high
water mark of prosperity. I wish we
could get the tido of emigration of the
best class of farmers turned towards
the south. With the same frugality
and industry, the farmers in southland
would produce more and yield to the
farmer a great net income. But Yan
kee l)oodle is up to advertising meth
ods, and they talk their country and
many of them talk it up, sell out and
go further west, and many are selling
their farms and going up into Canada
to buy cheaper lands.
I never saw the tide of travel heav
ier than now. Three years ago with
all the trains full I thought everybody
would get where they wanted to ?.?
and get back home again in u fc?
*eeks, but they bave been throe ye?rs
?n the road, going and coming, and
I yet it seems the passenger trains arc
duller, hotels more crowded and more
! freight trains standing on the side
7 of tli? Northwest.
9 ' tracks as limited passengers go by
i than I have ever seen before.
5 I go from here to Ashland, Ky.
i thence back to Illinois, Ohio and at
i far east as New York in my tour. 1
) will /r/rite of the things that I think
i will be most interesting to onr read
r Whatever the drouth may do in
> Geofgis, if the seasons, hold ont in the
, great corn and wheat belts, there will
l be bread and meat for sale if rss have
t only got the money to buy it. No
t starvation in this country yet, gentle
I Yours trnly,
Sam P. Jones.
P. S.?I see Bailey and Beveridge
had a fight. They are both young
men?they will learn better after
awhile. I used to love to fight when
I was a kid, but when I passed the
fifty mile post I found that it was
poor business, and now I don't pro
pose to fight, gentlemen, unless a fel
low jumps on my wife's husband;
then I propose to keep the flies off
him until the procession stops. Don't
1 Y0}Xt9' , 8- P- J
Wide Tire Wagons.
One of the best ways to prevent the
formation of ruts and to keep earth
roads in repair is by the use of wide
tires on all wagons carrying heavy
burdens. In most foreign countries
they not only use the four to six ineh
tires on market wagons, but on many
of the four-wheel freight wagons, in
addition to wide tires, the rear axles
are made fourteen inches longer than
the front ones, so that the hind wheels
will not traok and form ruts. Water
and narrow tires aid one another in
destroying the roads, while on the
other hand wide tires are road makers.
They roll and harden the surface, and
every loaded wagon becomes, in effeot:
a road roller. The difference between
the action of a narrow tire and a wide
one is about the same as the difference
between a crowbar and a tamper; the
one tears up and the other packs
down. By using wide tires on heavy
wagons the cost of keeping roads in
repair would be greatly reduced. The
introduction in recent years of wide
metal tires whioh oan be placed on the
wheels of any narrow-tired vehicle at
a nominal eost has removed a very
serions objection to the proposed sub
stitution of broad tire 3 ?or the narrow
ones now in use.?Mauri _e O. Eldridgo
in Southern Farm Magazine.
Onres Blood l'oison, Cancer, fleers,
j Eczema, Carbuncles, Etc Medicine
If you have offensive pimples or
eruptions, uloers on any part of the
body, aching bones or joints, falling
hair, mucous patches, swollen glands,
skin itches and burno, sore lips or
gums, eatiog. festive sores, sharp,
gnawing painB, then you suffer from
serious blood poison or the beginings
of deadly cancer. You may be/ per
manently oured by taking Botanio
Blood Balm (B. B. B.) made especial
ly to cure tho worst* blood and skin
diseases. It kills the poison in the
blood thereby giving a healthy blood
supply (o the affected pares, heals
every sore or ulcer, even deadly can
cer, stops ail aches and pains and re
duces . all swellings. Botanio Blood
Balm cures all malignant blood trou
bles, such as ulcers, eczema, scrofula,
Blood Poison, cancer, eating
sores, itohing skin, pimples, boils,
bone pains, swellings: rheumatism,
etc. Especially advised for all obsti
nate eases that have reaohed the sec
ond or third stage. Costs 01 per
large bottle at drug stores. To prove
it cures, sample of Blood Balm sent,
free by writing Blood Balm Co., At
lanta Ga. Describe trouble and free
medical advioe sent in sealed letter.
jffBSFbisis an honest offer?medicine
sent at once, prepaid. Sold in An
derson by Orr-Gray Drug Co., Wil
hite & Wilhite, and Evans Pharmacy.
Two old-time negroes were engaged
in a discussion of death and its mys
teries when Uncle Moses said:
"Reuben, does you believe dat whin
a pusson dies that he kin turn to a
dog er ohicken?"
"Well,.I dunno,' answered Reuben.
. "Ef you had yo' way whin you dies
would you turn to or chicken?"
"Dat depends all togeddcr."
"All togeddcr on what?"
"On whedder you lived in do neara
bouts er not.''?Philadelphia Times.
r'?.'.* - !?1 * ' -. : ' " mm-*! 'r-!
Summer complaint is unusually pre
valent among children this season. A
well developed case in the writer's
family was cured last week by the
timely use of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy?one
of the best patent medicines manufac
tured and whioh is always kept on
hand at the home of ye scribe. This
fa not intended as a free - puff for the
company, who do not advertise with
os, out to benefit little sufferers who
umy uot be within easy acoess of a
pbysibian. No farntiy should be with
out a bottl > of this medicine in tho
house, especially in summer time.?
Lansing, Iowa, Journal. For sale by
Orr-Gra? & Co.
A Sham Battle In Polities.
Washington, !). C., July 8.?Chair
man Griggs, o? the Demooratio Gon
gressional Committee, signalised his
return to headquarters to-day by blow*
ing holes in President Roosevelt's
anti-trait balloon. Judge Griggs, in
his good-natured way, proceeds to
ridicule the President's belated seal
against trusts, and at the same time
hurls a few stubborn facts at the
President ano* the Republican party
, on the subject of trusts. "I see the
President has deolared that he is to
, make war on trusts," said Judge
i Griggs. "A fight conducted by the
[ Republican party against these mo*
: nopolies would be nothing more than
> a sham battle, and I have too muoh
confidence in the good judgment and
I common sens? of the American people
t to believe that they will be fooled by
this sort of campaign bluff. For sis
t years the Republican party has been
> in absolute power. It has controlled !
the Senate, the House of Representa
tives and the executive departments
of the Government. For seven months
Congress, Republican in both branch
es, has been in session, yet not one
Goatenco, not one word, not one sylla
ble of legislation has been undertaken
for the suppression of trusts. Now,
four days after the adjournment of
Congress and five months before it is
to meet again, with a great national
oampaign coming on, in whioh the
people are to deoide who are the
friends of the trusts, the President
sallies forth, armed oap*a-pie, to as
sault the trusts. Mark you, he did
Lot seed a message to Congress, but
instead took ocoasion to go to Pitts
burg and deliver his proclamation in
"The Demooratio party sent a mes
ssge to Congress while that body was
in session, although we had no au
thority to do sq. We sent it from
our caucus and upon this ssme ques
tion of trusts. Every Democrat in
the House voted against adjourning
until some legislation was enaoted
whioh would ourtail the power of gi
gantic monopolies, and every Repub
lican voted to go home without taking
any suoh action, leaving them to
plunder the peoplejfor a time longer.
We voted to remain here. If it should
be all summer, for the purpose of en
acting an anti-trust law. But now,
after Congress has adjourned, the
President buckles on his armor and
starts out to fight the trusts. It is
all a big bluff, as they say in poker
parlance, it is a 'four-flush,' and I do
not believe that anyone will be de
ceived by it.
"And what is the remedy whioh
the President suggests? Why it is
publioity. Publicity is nothing more
than moral suasion, whioh would have
about as much effect upon a trust as
it would have upon a highwayman.
I never knew moral suasion cause a
robber to desist from 'holding up' his
victim and I cannot see where it would
be any more effective with the trusts.
What is needed is the strong arm of
the law in both cases. We have the
Republican party on the run upon this
great question of trusts, and we pro
pose to keep them running and see
that they do nob hide behind any suoh
iiimsy shelter as the President put up
in his Pittsburg speech."
Judge Griggs expects to go to ITaw
York the latter part of this week to
confer with the Demooratio leaders in
Wild Animals at Rest.
When a bear sleeps his sleep is
heavy; but, unlike lions and tigers,
he sleeps little in the daytime. Griz
zly bears usually curl up under rooks,
but sometimes crawl up on the top of
tbe rook, and then spread out their
legs in what seems a most uncomforta
ble and dangerous position; but bears
never release their muscular grasp of
any objeot when asleep.
The highly strung, nervous animals
are the most interesting to wateh at
night. They usually belong to the
hunted tribes, whose lives are in con
stant danger in the forest, and they
possess suoh a highly developed ner
vous system that they really sleep
with one eye open. The slightest
noise will certainly awake them. It
is almost ' impossible to surprise an
ordinp , English hare at night. The
eye nearest to' the point from whioh
an attaok may be expected is kept
open, and the ear is always opened in
the samo direction.
Deer, when asleep in the shooting
season, merely' seem to olose their
eyes for an instant and open them
again to see if all is quiet. Guinea
pigs never seem to sleep, and are con
stantly on the watch for an
enemy approaching. This is unusu
al, considering that most guinea pigs
are kept as pets.
The Same Old Story.
J. A. Kelly relates an experience
similar to that which has happened in
almost every neighborhood in the Uni
ted States and has been told and re
told by thousands of others. He says:
"Last summer I had an attaok of dy
sentery and purchased a bottle f
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera - 1
Diarrhoea Remedy, whioh I used ac
cording to directions and with entire
ly satisfactory results. The trouble
was controlled much quioker than for
mer attacks when I used other reme
dies," Mr. Kelly ia a well known
citizen of Henderson, N. 0. For sale
by Orr-Gray & Co.
The cattle m eu have for years iu
siBted that the soil was too barren and
the oHmate too dry for cgricultv/o?
and in a sense and over a large por
tion of the Southwest they were right.
But to-day different theories are ex
ploited. More modern plans are foi
lowc?^Tho farmer in the semi-arid
section to-day does not seek to raise
wheat and corn for market?bo sends
the product of his farm to market in |
cattle, ebeep and hogs. He tills the
alleys and pastures and uplands.
Alfalfa sends its roots twenty feet
into the soil and produces three crops
of bay a season. On it a took ean be
fattened, aud with stacks of it in re
serve, bliszards of winter have ho ter
rors. The otook runs out in tbe open
the year round. The farmer and bis
ona raise enough feed to put the cat
tle in prime condition and to fatten
tbe bogs?the increase of tbe herds
makes riches. Kaffir eorn grows in !
tbe semi-arid belt and gives a certain
gives great yields, in dry years it is
fairly rieb in return. Both these
crops were unknown to Western farm
ers a few years ago. Along tbe Ar
kansas River, in Colorado, sugar beets
are being produoed in vast quantises
on land that was, half a decade since,
barren prairie. Two $800,000 sugar
mills are how in operation.
Cotton fields are whitening farther
west eaob year in Texas. The baok
country cotton gins are crude, but
they give the farmers a market. Bet
ter and more modern structures will
take their plaoes. The creamery,
something never known before in tbe
Southwest, is paying cash for milk.
"White-faces" sprinkled among the
grazing thousands of cattle tell their
own story of the improvement in
breeding that is deposing the "scrnb"
cow and steer in favor of animals with
better blood, returning a speedier and
larger profit.?Review of "Review.
? Men ore children at both ends of
their lives, women nil through theirs.
"Egyptian ootton is being intro
duced in Texts and promises to revo
lutionise ihe ootton industry in tbe
South," Mr. . S. Austin, of San
Antonio. Texas, remarked last night
at the Raleigh. "It is muoh more
desirable than the ootton raised in the
United States now and ia even better
than the sea island cotton. The
Egyptian ootton has muoh longer fibre
than other cottons and its need oan
be removed so easily that it is not
necessary to out up the ootton in gin
ning it. A series of saws whioh work
between rods is used in ginning ordi
nary ootton and considerable power is
required to tear it loose from its aeeds.
Tho Egyptian ootton oan be separated
from its seed by a series of rollers,
which do nut out tbe ootton and de
stroy the length of its fibre. The de
partment of agriculture has distribu
ted the new cotton throughout the
South and it will soon be known
Whether' the Egyptian product will
flourish in all the districts devoted to
the raising of cotton."?Washington
Post. ' _
) ? It is a wise woman that refuses
to know when her husband has been
taking a drink. '
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C?LEM AN-WAGENER HARDWARE CO.,
(SUCCESSOR TO C. P. POPPENHEIM.)
S63 KING STREET.-.CHARLESTON, 8. C.
SHELF HARDWARE A SPECIATTY.
- AGENTS FOR -
Buckeye Mowers, Brinley Plows, Oliver Ohilled Plows.
GEORGE A. WAGENER, Proaldenc.
GEORGE Y. COLEMAN, Vice President.
I G. BALL, Secretary and Treasurer.
COFFINS AND CASKETS.
PEOPLES FURNITURE CO.
A great many people have be*
gun to realize the virtue of
Evans Liver and Kidney Pills,
And it only takes one to reach the spot.
By Mail 35o.
ANDERSON. S. C.
Extra Caps and Rubbers. Come and get
your supply while they are cheap.
Milk Coolers, Ice Cream Freezers and Fly
Fans going fast
Our Stoves and Ranges are the best money
can buy. We have them for 88.00 and op,
with 27 pieces. Iron King, Ruth, Times and
Drop in and see the Blue Flame Wickless?
tbe ideal Summer Stoves.
Our line of Tinware, Woodenware, Enamel
Ware, House FurnishincB, &c, is complete.
Roofing, Guttering, Plumbing and Electri
m*T If you want the best CHURN made try a BUCKEYE.
ARCHER & MORRIS.
Phone No. 261?Hotel Chiquola Block.
BLACKSMITH AMP WOODWORK SHOPS !
THE undersigned, having succeeded to the business of Frank Johnson
& Co., will continue it at the old stand, and solicits the patronage of the public*
Repairing and Repainting promptly executed.
We make a specialty of "Goodyear," Rubber and 8teel Horse Shoeing*
General Blacksmith and Woodwork.
Only experienced and skilled workmen employed.
We have now ready for sale Home-made, Hand-made Farm Wagons*
that we especially invite your attention to.
We put on Goodyear Rubber Tires.
Yours for business,
Church Street, Opposite Jail. J. P. TODD.
NOW is the time to make a selec
tion of a?
PI AJSTO !
The "Kroeger" is the perfection of
mechanical construction, and for artis
tic tone quality has no equal? Don't
be talked into paying a fancy price
for a cheap instrument, hut see me
about prices. I can sell you the very
best at an exceedingly low price.
Pianoo, Organs, Sewing Machines.
Machine Needles 20c. per dozen.
91. Ii. WILLIS,
Next Door to Peoples Bank.
C p 3;
Acme Paint and Cernent Cure
Specially used on Tin Roofs
and Iron Work of any kind.
For sale by?
ACME PAINT & CEMENT CO.
F B. GRAYTON & CO.,
Druggists, Anderson, S. C.
Will sour the sweetest disposition und
transform the most even tempered, lov
able nature into a cro38-grained and
irritable individual. *
If impatience or fault-finding are
ever excusable it is when the body is
tortured by an eating and painful sore.
It is truly discouraging to find after
months b?'diligent and faithful us? of external remedies that the place
remains M?fiant, angry and offensive as ever. Every chronic sore, no
matter on what part of the body it comes, is an evidence of some previous
constitutional or organic trouble, and that the dregs of these diseases
remain in the system; or, it may be that some long hidden poison?perhaps
Cancer?has come to the surface and begun its destructive work.
The blood must be purified before the sore will fill up with healthy flesh
and the skin regains its natural color. It is
through the circulation that the acrid, corroding
fluids are carried to the sore or ulcer and keep it
irritated and inflamed. S. S. S. will purify and
invigorate the stagnant blood when all sediment or
other hurtful materials are washed out, fresh rich blood is carried to the
diseased parts, new tissues form, and the decaying flesh begins to have a
healthy and natural look ; the discharge ceases and the soie heals.
' Several year, are, my wife had a no- L2S ?! S. -8 the only blood purifier
ere sore 1er and was treated by the
beet physicians bat received no benefit.
Our drnsrglet advised her So try S. 8.8.,
-srhloh oho did. Fourteen bbttles oared
her and ehe has been well ever eince.
B; ??ABOLD, 92 Canal St.,
Oohoee, K. Y.
that is guaranteed entirely vege
table. It builds up the blood and
tones up the general system as no
other medicine does. If you have
a sore of any kind, write us and get
the advice of experienced
skilled physicians for -?hieb, no charge is made. Book on Blood and Skia
Diseases free. THX ?WIST SPECIFIC CO., Atlantta, Gau
A.foont Spilt Milk
Milk another C ow.
We have a few Bargains in?
Pianos and Organs
Still on hand, and from July 1st until September 1st we are going to show
prices that you have not seen and will not see again. s
Come look at them. You will certainly be surprised how cheaply and
how easily you can now get a Piano.
THE C. A. HEED MUSIC HOUSE.
"MAKE HAT WHILE THE SUN SHINES !"
It is ve^y easy to make Hay while the sun shines if you have
A DEERING MO WER and RAKE.
THE many advantages the Deering Mower has enables the operator to
work it with much more ease than any other machine, and no time lost in go
ing around stumps and trees. This Machine is so constructed that th* driver
is at no trouble in lowering and raising the cutter bar in passing stumps and
trees. With no effcrtf scarcely he brings the cutter bar to an upright portion
without stopping the Machine. There are many other advantages tt>e Deer
ing Ideal Mower has that we will show you when you want a Mowt-r. The
Pitman Rod of this Mower has only two pieces, while all other Machines
have from ten to twenty-five pieces to wear out and be replaced.
The Mower is not all in looking up an outfit. Ii is essential to have a
good Bake, and the Deering Rake is the simplest Bake on the market. A
comparison of our Rake with other makes will convince any farmer that it is
the Rake he needs. The devices for dumping are so constructed that a child
:an operate it without any assistance. If y?>u are in need of an outfit let us
show you our Mower and Rake and be convinced.
Now is the time to sow your stubble land in Peas and barrow them in
sithWof our TORRENT HARROWS.
l-, Y/o are still hcr^dquariers for all lines of Hardware, Nails and Wire
Brock hardware company,
Stressors to Brock Brothers*