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SIX MONTHS. 75
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 1902.
' WINDING UP.
Very little time remains in which
the voters of Anderson County are to
determine who among the candidates
are entitled to their ballots. Decided*
ly the most important offices to be
filled, in our humble judgment, are
those of United States Senator and
member of the House of Representa
tives in Congress. The selection of
State officers is of course important,
but there are no political issues divid
ing the candidates seeking office in
the State, neither are there vicious
State laws, the repeal of which are
demanded by the people. "Is he a
good, clean man?" is the only question
being asked and the only one to be
answered in selecting these candi
Put when it comes to selecting rep
r?sentatives in Congress, Senator and
member of the House of Representa
tives, a voice from every avocation in
life in the South, and indeed from
every hearthstone, however humble,
cries out for the exercise of judgment
Congress is the source from whence
flo'ws the vicious legislation which is
forcing the plain people into an igno
minious servitude where every member
of the family, the children as well as
the parents, are compelled to battle
for existence. Opportunities to rise
from an humble beginning to oomfort
and influence are rapidly being cut
off and restricted. Life to the many
will soon be one of never ceasing toil,
while the -favored protected few are
rolling in untold wealth at the expense
of the sweating brows and tired hearts
and hands of the struggling masses.
Legislation protecting trusts and
monopolies, which in the exercise of
the powers granted them force the
plain people to pay exorbitant prices
for every article of clothing, farming
utensils, tools of every handicraft and
almost every necessary article of life,
has been enacted by Congress and
must be corrected.
Relief from such iniquitous legisla
tion has been demanded by the pcopje
for years, but the hard earned dollars
which should bring comfort to their
homes and education and refinement
to their children continue to flow into
the coffers of the trusts. While it is
two that the Republicans are in a
majority in both the Senate and
House, time and time again, in* the
past, have they been defeated by a
Democratic minority. Why can it not
be done again, and where are the evi
dences of the unyielding fights made
by our representatives ?
It is of the highest importance that
the people of Anderson County should
cast their votes for the strongest man
offering for the position. One whose
integrity places him above suspicion:;
a man free from questionable manipu
lations; a man of alertness, energy,
braits,,dignity and unyielding cour
age. SupinenesB has never yet won a
battle and never will, and the people
have too muoh at stake to experiment
with men whoBe records, however
prolific they may have been in the
accomplishment of other matters, are
vo:d of uncompromising fights for the
relief of the people from vicious Re
Recently the Nashville (Tenn.)
American insisted that the "State
Demooratic platform should deolare
for better schools and more school
days for country children ; county high
schools in counties where the revenue
will permit; mauual training and agri
cultural education in the public
schools and those supported by public
funds." Here is a platform in a few
lines that has more horse sense in it
to the square inch than any State or
National platform ever written. Such
an idea adopted and carried out iu the
South would prove to be a dynamo
that would utilize all the boy-power
and girl-power now going to wa9te.
All 'he leading cotton planters of
Louisii -?a have joined in the organiza
tion of the Cotton Producers' Asso
ciation with Shreveport as headquar
quarters. The members pledge them
selves not to sell or dispose of any
cotton seed during the season of
1902-03, except through the exchange
at Shreveport, whioh will thus fix
prices whioh will be uniform. A
committee was also appointed to as
sure concerted action, to combat the
railroads and fix the proper railroad
charges for the transportation of cot
Notice to Committeemen.
The County Democratic Executive
Committee ia hereby called to meet in
, the Court House Aug. 28th, at 11
/clock a. m., to tabulate the returns
and declare the election.
H. H. Watkins, Chm.
Complaint of a Voter.
Mu. Editor: Sonic of us have al
ways understood that public oflice is a
public trust, and when committed to a
man he should look to the public good.
If demonstrated that personal gain is
the chief end of such holding, and that
promotion if* desired to increase oppor
tunities for accomplishing still greater
gains, then would it not be best not to
hamper or fetter euch a one with office,
and give the practical business man
full sway to heap up unto himself great
niiucB of gold, silver, coiter, etc..
without the responsibility of looking
after the common interests of the com
mon people, who are unable to pur
chase stocks and bonds in such corpo
rations as the above, even at the lo'v
rates of $15, $20 or $25, to say nothing
about ?10 per share.
The purchase of such rich, remunera
tive stock is withheld from the poor,
ordinary voter, but is placed with cor
poration ollicers, Borne of whom are
permitted to ride on free railroad passes
to inspect such property ; then the com
mon public is to be hoodootAl into vot
ing for men, posing as great great
apostles against Commercial Democ
racy, traversing the country with
Showalter, and a number of other
prominent ^?publicans, in search of
copper mines stock to sell to loyal con
stituents at a margin of 815 to $20 per
Now, the question is, if such is done
by means of position given by the peo
ple to a man, what would be done on a
great deal or Act against the trusts, in
which a 1*. S. Senator's vote would be
worth so much ? I am unable to say.
The temptation would bo great if forty'
or fifty thousand dollars were offered
for such vote at this btage of the game.
And just here the people of this State
are called on to pass between six men
aspiring to the office of U. S. Sen
ator on the 20th next. Aside from
claims of the other four, what shall be
done with those?the last two who ad
dressed us on the Anderson campaign
day 1 Settle the question, if yon please,
m the money basis alone, as between
them. While Governor of this State,
in the absence of an appropriation by
the Legislature, the Governor gave his
individual note, with Dr. Bates, then
Treasurer of the State, for the money
with which to make the South Carolina
exhibit at Atlanta (Ga.) Exposition.
To my mind it seems that one wants to
help the whoie people, while the other
wants to help himself, which is right
aud laudable in any man ; but when a
man has contracted with his people for
n salary in a position or oflice which
they generously have given him, 1 do
not think he ought to speculate on such
position from off the people who gave
it to him. Instead of taking from their
cotters to add to his, on a salary of
$5,000 per annum, with perquisites, he
ought to help some of his less fort unate
Latimer and tlemphil? Fight at Gaffney,
There is something either in the
water or the atmosphere that calls
forth a difficulty of some sort every
time candidates or officials speak here.
It will be remembered that it was. at
this place that Senators Till man and
McLaurin found that arguments avail
ed nothing and both tendered their
resignation to Gov. McSweeney and
the incident of the "Jim" Tillman-De
Camp episode, a few weeks ago. is
still fresh in the minds of the people.
But today two would-be senators came
to actual blows, aud all about a small
matter. It happened this way:
At the senatorial and congressional
candidates1 meeting held her e in the
court house today, Congressman Lati
mer was the first speaker for the Unit
ed States senate. When his turn came,
the dinner hour having arrived, a
majority of the 500 audience left. Lati
mer did not want to speak to deplet
ed crowd and asked permission of the
chairman to be allowed to postpone
his speech until after dinner, the time
allotted to the congressmen. The
matter was left to a vote, and it was
unanimously ordered that the speech
be postponed as requested.
Latimer jumped up and said: "I
want you all to come back hero and
hear me, for these live lawyers have
been jumping on one poor farmer, and
I am going to answer them."
As they were leaving the bar of the
court room, Hemphill said:
"Latimer. you ought not to say that,
for none of us have been jumping on
you today, and you knqw it. It has
always been our rule to end a meeting
before we stop, and it will not be
right to infringe upon the time of the
Latimer?You wnnt to make me
speak to empty benches; you care
nothing for the congressmen.
Hemphill?I do cure for the con
gressmen, and yon know it.
By this time they were facing each
other, aud both very angry.
Latimer?I know that you don't caro
Hemphill?G ? d d?m you yon know
that is not true.
Latimer theu Irew back and hit
Hemphill a severe, stunning blow on
the cheek. Several men jumped in be
tween them and the driving blow sent
by Hemphill at his antagonist fell
short of its ma: k. Hemphill then
grabbed his umbrella and tried to hit
Latimer over the head of the interfer
ing men, but he could not reach him.
Several men grabbed hold of both an
tagonists, who were making desperato
efforts to get at each other, and in the
scuttle Hemphill was pushed back be
tween two chairs in the jury box, but
was instantly helped to his feet again.
This ended the incident as far as
this correspondent saw and heard. It
is rumored that Hemphill followed
Latimer out of the court room and
asked htm whv he struck him, and
Latimer replied "because you crraed
To which Hen.phill rejoined: "I did
not curse you.M
Latimer said: "Well, if you did not
curse me, I apologize"
This latter statement is mere hear
say, but the ti i st part is testimony nnd
was heard nud witnessed by many.
The whole affair was totally unex
pected, for during the entile campaign
there has not been any coutrovery to
amount to anything between these two
genUemen, either off or on tho otand.?
Correspondence Columbia State, Aug.
We have had good ruina for the past
few days and crops have greatly re
vived. Cotton received a considerable
set back from the excessive hoi days
and cool nights just preceding the
rain. Cotton in this vicinity is not as
good as last year at this time, though.
Corn on bottom lands is much better
and promises an abundant yield. Fod
der pulling and sowing turnips is the
order this week. Very little cotton
has been picked. It is opening slowly
since the rain.
School opened ntShiloh this morning
with Mr. Guy Norrie as teacher. The
school will run eight months.
Mr. Reuben McGee is quite sick with
Mr. Paul Karle has been confined to
his room for a week with malarial
fever. We trust they both may aoon
Kev. J. K. Karle is replacing his barn
which was recently destroyed by fire.
T. B. Karle, of Anderson, spent last
Sunday here with his father's family.
W. M. Strickland spent a few days In
Hart Co., Ga., last week prospecting'
A protracted meeting closed atShiloh
last Thursday night. The paator was
assisted by Kev. J. It. Karle.
A meeting is in progress this week at
Cross Koads Church. The pastor, Kev.
W. W. Leathers, we learn is doing the
Mrs. Sullivan is in Anderson this
week with relatives.
Misser. Alice and Dici Sullivan are
in Hart Co., Ga., visiting friends.
Miss Maude Todd, of Kock Mills, is
spending this week with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Wright.
The members of the West Savannah
Democratic Club are requested to
meet at Holland's Store on' next Fri
day, the 22nd inst., at 3 o'clock p. m.,
to revise the club roll and attend to
other business of importance.
Miss Lois Holland is very sick at her
home in Koyston, Ga. Her many
friends in this community are very
anxious about her. She has typhoid
fever. Dr. Witherspoon is attending
The candidates don't visit us much.
They either think they have a good
hold on ns or we are not worth visiting,
we are not certain which. They are
nearly all good, clean fellows, and we
will remember it by voting for them on
the 20th inst.
The Singing Convention will con
vene with Shiloh Church on the first
Sunday in Sept. and Saturday before.
All well-bred people will be welcome.
Come and bring your books and dinner
baskets well filled. The best musical
talent of the surrounding country will
be present to cone act the exercises.
? Be sure you sins will find you
out if you are ever a caudidate for
? Many a young man has been
cured jf palpitation of the heart by
marrying the girl.
- THE -
HELTON HICK SCHOOL
Prepares Boys and
Girls for College!
* The course has been carefully select
ed and graded, so as to lead into the
best Colleges of our State. Fall Ses
sion opeu? Sept. 8. Kates of tuition
and board ara moderate. For further
information write to the Principal.
J. T. WEST, B. S., Principal,
Belton, S C.
Auauat 20, 1002 9 4
TilE regular meeting of Stockholders
of the Anderaon Cotton Mills will be
held In the Court House In Anderaon,
8. C, on TUESDAY, lti:h SEPTEM
BER, 1902, at noon, for the election of
Officers and Directors for the enaulng
year, and other buoineas which may be
Drought before the meeting.
An entirely new set of By-Laws will
be submitted for adoption in lieu of those
now in use bv the Company.
"J. A. BROCK, President,
August 14. 1902 9 4
LAND FOR SALE.
41 acres in one lot, 3 acres of which are
in ihe incorporate limits of the town of
Bowman, Ga Good pasture with water.
Uinall dwelling house I offer this lot at
$20.00 per acre. Another lot Just outside
or Bowman, containing 122 acre?, two
dwelling houses and good witter. Splon
did location. This lot $450 Another
Tract containing 03 auras, li tulles from
Bowman, small dwelling nouse lor $950.
All this property louaieu conveniently to
the John Glbsou liibtitute, a splendid
school. Apply to
R. M. ARNOLD, Bowman, Ga.
August 20, 190:2 9 2*
117 acre Farm In Brushy Creek Town
ship,'3 miles from Piedmont, including 8
acres creek bottom, good dwelling, two
tepaut houses, good water, publia road to
Greenville running through place, a pas
lure aud good timber. Apply* to
W. M. SMITH, .
Westminster, S. C, Box 24S.
August 20, 1902_9_
Notice of Final Settlement.
THE undersigned, Administratrix of
Estate of Jas. H. Ellison, deceased, here
by gives uotloe that she will oa Monday,
ii I'd day of September, 1902, apply to the
Judge of Pro?aie for Andsruou County,
8. C, for a Ftual Settlement of said Es
tate, and a discharge from her office as
MARY JANE ^LLISON, Adm'x.
August 20, 1002 9_5
00, Wooltefs O&ffSSXS.
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Ml 111 bu large took of par
WT bmi evi tlsularaonhomsor
and m. woollkvoo^
AND. before decuMsg whers, send for
a Catalogue of WILLBAM&TON FE
MALE COLLEGE After examining
it carefully, ask yourself why any
citizen of Anderson ' County should
send his daughter away f?>r a thorough
education in a pure moral atmosphore
in an unusually well equipped Female
College.' Patronize home institutions
in preference to others not as good.
Address REV. 8. LANDER, Pres.,
Williamston, 8. C.
July 30,1902 6
We sell nice Goods at under price.
Buying for Cash and selling for Cash, and buying
from forced sales, or direct from the manufacturers'
agents, enables us to save you from 25 to 35 per
cent, on all your purchases.
Our Buyer leaves this week for the Northern
markets to buy car loads of nice Goods for the Fall
trade. So you may watch this space for eye-openers.
We have had such a wonderful trade on CAR*
HABT UNION MADE OVERALLS. We have just
bought a double supply of them, and have made
ai rangements in future to have them shipped direct,
and can always fit you in any sizes, and always at
THE BEE HIV
Phone 65. McCully Building.
G. H. BAIt.ES & CO.
Starvation Prices Here!!
We have a Big Stock of
SHOES, PANTS, HATS AND DRY GOODS
THAT MUST BE SOLD AT ONCE.
THE PRICE will sell them. The Goods will do their own talking. We
oan't afford to spend muoh time or advertising spaoe on them at these prices,
so just quote them. It takes Spot Cash to move them at these prices, so don't
ask us to charge them or exchange them after yon buy them. We oan't afford
any expense at all in disposing of them at the figures quoted below :
A good Brogan, Split Leather Shoe, (size 6 and 7,) 85o. Other sizes
$1.00. A First CIssb, All Leather, Whole Stock Brogaa, (size 6 to 7,) $1.00.
Other sizes $1.15. A Smooth Calf or Cordovan Shoe, (6 and 7,) 85o. Other
Light-weight Jeans Pants, (sizes 30x30 to 32x32,) 45c. Boys' sizes 26x25
to 29x29,) 45c. Other sizes in Men's 05c. A beautiful Moleskin Pants, reg
ular price $1.25, to goat 75o. Only a few left, and those are desirable sizes.
This stook is practically new, but will be sold at a sacrifice. We promis
a Bargain in every sale.
DRY GOODS !
These are desirable leaders and will be sold at most attractive prioes
Our Summer Goods must go at any cost, and it will pay you to oome direot to
our counters before going elsewhere.
If you like to pick first ohoice now is your opportunity.
DEAN & RATUFFE.
I Good Thing:
Follow the people who never nies a good thing, and yon wiU
find them making tracks for THE MAGNET in a hurry.
THERE'S a reason for Ihia. Here it ie
Fill in the missing words, bring it to Jno. A. Austin and The Magnet aud
fet one-quarter off of our entire line of Ladies' and Children's Oxfords and
Cashable Dress Goods, and get a Twentieth Century Air Ship for the boys
and girls free. You match these prioes but you can't match the Goods :
$1.50 Slippers, one quarter off..: $1 12J
125 ** " ? 44 ....... Mo
1.00 44 44 44 . 75o
75 ?4 * 44 . 56c
25 Dress Goods * 44. l&i
20 M '* 44 . 16e
16 Dresa Goods, quarter off.. 12o
15 44 44 . llj
12 44 i 44 44 . ? Oo
10 44 44 " 44 ... 7|o
8 44 44 44. 6o
5 44 44 44 44 . ie
JUST remember the QUALITY of our Goods and tto SMALLXESS of
our Prices. Yours always truly,
JOHN A AUSTIN ANI> THE MAGNET,
High Price Breakers and Low Price Makers, the1 man down next to the
Post Office, that gives you Fans and furnishes you lee Water free.
We are expecting Great Crowds to attend this
Strictly Seasonable Goods
Without reserve to go in this sale at Out Prices. It is a sals
of Summer Merchandise at a time when the long end of thV
hot season is stir before you. We are already planning for
the new season* and the time is all too short for us to get
ready. The sale will be pushed with the greatest energy.
Immense Stocks are to bo closed before the month is out, bat
early buyers will walk off with the pick of the pile.
' 1 ? j
Beautiful White Pique, our regular retail price 25c..now 12k
Fine White Lace Curtains, regular price $2.50, 3} yards long, 45 inches
Book Fold White Ltwn, regular price 8o, we offer 500 yards at. 4t
Ladies' Liele White Under vesta, every day retail price is 15c.now 10c
Newry, 8. C, Bleaching, 36 inches wide, tree from starch, to introduce
we offer at. 7p
70-inch Half Bleached Table Damask, regular 65c. grade. .now 45c
2} yards wide Unbleached Sheet we offer for this sale at..15c
Large Size all Linen Towel, sold every day at 18c, for this sale..lo&
Ladies' Silk Waists, in beautiful designs, real value63.00, for this sale, .81.75
Black Brilliantine, 40 inches wide, value 75c, for this sale.48c
Large size White Bed Spread, value $1.50, for this sale..97c
36-inch New Fall Designs Percale, value 10c, for this sale. 7c
Merceiized SuitingB, light shades, regular value 75c.. .now 33c
White with Black Work High Class Muslin, regular value 18o... .now 12$c
60-inch Black Broadcloth, regular 00c. grade, for this sale.68c
Reduction in Men's Wear.
Faultless Negligee Shirts, regular $1.25 goods... .now 85c
Scriven'a Bleached Drawers, regular 50c.now 88c
Balbripgan Undershirts, regular 50c goods..now 38c
Men's High Grade Oxfords, regular 93.50..now $2.50
Men's Silk Umbrellas, regular $1.50.now $1.00
Men's New Shape Derbys.now on sale prices 81.50 and $2.50
Men's High Grade Suspenders, regular 50c. goods.now 25c
Men's Alpaca Coats, Serge Coats?all at first cost.
WE ARE OPENING FALL MILLINERY
And in order to sell the remainder of Summer Goods we have
instructed our Sales-ladies to cut the price half in two.
Mattings, New Bugs, Carpets just opened.
Call and look at our immense Stock.
. Weil k Co.
As the Thermometer goes down
in Winter so do our.
GO DOWN IN SUMMER.
JUST now we are making another "raid" on Prices, and on every arti*
cle of Summer Merchandise we b?ve CUT the PRICES so close until there
hardly remains enough profit for living expenses. So it naturally folio**
that there is money in it for you.
A great many people,'tis true, are under the impression that when a
Merchant advertises a lot of Cut Prices on seasonable and simple goods that
there is a catch somewhere, and are wary about taking in these Cut Price
Sales. To those, especially, who are of this opinion we ask that you visit oar
Store, get our prices, note well the quality of our Goods, and we promise to
convince you beyond a doubt that there are. such things as Cut Prices.
Advertising Cut Prices and Bargains is not a "hobby" of ours, for only
twice during the year do we advertise these things, for since we have been in
business we have established a reputation of selling the best Goods at close
prices the year round, so when we do advertise Cut Prices and Bargains you
will find that they are unusually good ones.
4 Business so far has been VERY good this Summer, and to make the
reat of the Summer months busy ones with us. we are offering unusual Bar
gains in our different departments. Rnn your eye over this list, and if there
is anything on it that you will need see us before purchasing elsewhere, you
will be doing the right, thing to keep money in your purse :
Foulards, Egyptian Tissues, Lawns, Muslins, Organdies, s
P. K'b., Dimities, White Goods, Wash Good?,
Black and Colored Dress Goods, Laces, Embroideries,
Insertings, Edgings, Hoisery, Undervests, Parasols, Fans, etc.
Also, at Actual Cost, without any per cent whatever added, we offer our lot1
of Ladies' and Children's 81ippers. Also, big reductions on all Summer
Last, but just as attractive in prices and new goods, you will find our
Millinery Department teeming with good things.
Come as early as possible, or send us your orders. They receive our per
sonal and prompt attention.
Agents for the Royal Worcester Corset and McCalPs Bazar Patterns.
TWO CARS OF BUGGIES,
ALL PRICES, from a $85.00 Top BfuggT np to the finest Rubber Tired job
A LOT OF WAC?NS,
That we want to tell at once. We keep a large stock of?
Georgia Home Made Harness Cheap*
The finest, light Hraft? ^
In the world. Come and see it.
Tours in earnest;
VANDIVBR BROS. & MAJOR.