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.Talks About the Soutl
The biggest thing in South Caro
,. ?s the dispensary. Ben Tillman
nd the devil saddled the thing OD
*outb Carolina and the politicians
WDJ the devil are running it with the
id of fools and rane?is who buy the
H.uor. Wb?skey s sold from tho
dispensary from sun up till sun down
? the prices range from 10 cents for
half P>nt bottles to $1.00 for pint bot
|e8 from popskill to "good likir."
pruuimers and "gentlemen" buy the
?.good licker" and negroes and poor
whites buy the 10 cents a pint stuff.
^11 the dibpensaries of the State are
famished their liquor from the Colum
bia wholesale shop. The State takes
its profits at headquarters before the
town a J county dispensaries get
hold of it. Then the town and coun
ty divide the profits equally. And
the work of drunkard making goes
steadily on. I find in mingling with
tbe re?Plc CI mean tDe 8?od People)
for I go with no other sort, are all
opposed to the dispensary. They say
it's better than the saloon. Just as
they prefer measles to smallpox.
They say it's death to morals and
manhood, whether it's furnished by
saloon, blind tiger or dispensary.
The dispensary is as muoh in poli
tics in South Carolina as the saloons
of Chicago or 'Atlanta are in politics.
Therefore both gangs know that when
they go out of politice they must go
out of business. And so it goes, and
it looks like as long,ao the infernal
greed of whiskey dealers and the in
fernal appetite for drink shall i assess
men that the traffic will go on, but
I am still at my old game fighting the
c a UL's on both sides. They tell nie X
can't stop it, but I tell them that I
am like the boy who grabbed the calf
hythe tail and tho calf took off down
the road at break neck speed, and the
boy keeping up with the procession,
and by and by a gentleman said to the
boy: "Tom, what are you doing with
that calf?" "I am trying to stop
him." "You can't stop him that
way," said the gentleman.' "I know
I can't," said the boy, "but I'm slow
ling him up some."
So I say, gentlemen, while I may
never be able to stop the gang, I have
them by the tail and hope to slow
them up somewhat. I asked the hotel
man in one of the South Carolina
towns if the drummers bought muoh
dispensary liquor, be replied not
much. A few of them still drink,
Ibut as a rule when a drummer gets
[drunk at my hotel, he don't oome
lack any more. I inquire of him,
and I learn his house had fired him.
Hetaid I find that drinking or gamb
ling drummers are growing soaroer
and scarcer every year. Their houses
pire them soon as they get on to them.
Liquor was never under bond like
it is today, the fellows who drink it
as the low down white folks, and ne
groes, who have nothing to loose, or
the well-to do fellows, who oan afford
to be vagabonds for they have money
and money not only makes the filly
go, but it makes a dog respectable. I
keep haying that the last man of us
was born half dog and half man,
and many men have fed the dog in
them and btarved the man, until the
ania them is dead and tne dog full
town, and there are thousands of fol
ow8, wbo if they had a little more
air and a tail they could go to run
ing rabbits for a negro. All dog,
t for nothing but bologna sausage.
Whiskey is splendid dog food, and
And the Georgia legislature ijs in
ession again. I have not had time
o look up the pedigree of its mahers,
>r into their habits. I will look into
Jhose things later along-maybe. If
t's worth while. I wonder what they
ill do with the depot matter. Jo;
>H Hall is on top at these writings
oe ia the only fellow who oan say,
'I told you so." But the roads wili
? Boon be under one general mange
ent, and then the thing will be too
>g to tackle. This is your last chance
entlemen-r-now or neve/ If you
Wt build they will, and I don't
now but both of you had better build,
he State and the railroads. We will
ant a depot for the poor little W. &
- bye and bye. But don't let any
wng be done through spite* "Tote
jw ? ' gentlemen, and keep in mind
we owe the railroads about as
nob. as they owe us. We have done
Inch for the railroads, but they have
?one muoh for ns. If you don't think
10 you traverse this country as muoh
J?1 We and see what yon see along
M>? lines of railroads and then get in
ff onggy and travel through countries
god districts where no tracks are laid
?nd no whistles blow. Let all meas
gjes be considered and all bills pass
TJ *lkboot spite and spleen, I am for
w bottom dog, and here ie a bottom
l*m *l*d to see cotton holding up
Pnce.- Some ok our best fermera
bi Carolina Dispensary.
are holding their eotton end they
think by March cotton will Bell at 10
cents, and 1 think so, too. I am sure
I have looked on more sorry fields of
cotton this year than any year of my
life, and the yield must be short, but
we will make enough to do us if we
oonld be economical and honest. Some
men want only an excuse to act the
dog that is in them. If a bank breaks
in a towiv a fellow who never had a
dollar on deposit will tell his credi
tors: "I can't pay you now, the bank
bas failed and almost ruined mo," ana
some f'rmcrs will make the cry of
short crops a reason they don't settle
accounts, when they ought to pay half
or three-fourths of all their indebted
ness.-Rev. Sam P. Jones, in Atlanta
Fine Flour and Appendicitis.
Changes in milling processes are
responsible for appendicitis,, accord
ing to a physician who has been in
the practice of medioine for fifty years
and who has observed the spread of
the disease. This physioian, Dr. H.
C. Howard of Champaign, 111., as
serts that until the trade demand for
exceedingly white flour ohanged the
method of grinding wheat there was
To prove this assertion the physi
cian points to the fact that where
coarse breads are used the disease is
unknown, but that as soon as the fine
breadstuffs are introduced appendici
tis comes along as a sequence. By
this reasoning it is shown that the
people of agricultural communities
who secured their flour from smaii
mills did not have the disease until
t!ie small mills were crowded out by
the large ones and fine flour supplant
ed the coarse. Then the negroes of
the south so long as they ate ooru
bread were free from the disease, but
when thc new process flour began to
be used thc disease came among them.
The same result attended the depar
ture of the German folks from their
coarse bread to the refined flour.
"I can rememborthat prior to about
1875," said Dr. Howard, "there waB
little or none of the ailment among
the people. Tn twenty-five years of
practice among tho people before that
time I do not think I saw more than
forty oaseB of appendicitis. Now they
Large and extended change in the
diet of people has contributed to this.
For example, about the date mention
ed there began to be a general change
from the old method of grinding grain
to the present method of roller mills
and excessively fine bolting cloths.
This plan of milling began first in the
large cities, and appendicitis began to
increase tkst there.. Later the new
process crccrdcd cut thc s rn ?ll milln
in the country, and the people oould
not get flour made by the old prooess.
They bought products of the large
milling establishments, and then the
farmers began to have appendicitis.
"Still the negroes of the south did
not have it, but in time they began to
get away from their plain corn bread,
and they, too, began to have appendi
citis. So it goes. They did not have
appendicitis ?L Germany until they
began to eat our fine white flour and
put in the new prooess of milling after
our fashion. Now they have appendi
citis in Germany, just as we do.
"Experienced millers will tell you
that the fine flour 'is a less desirable
flour than that made by the old pro
oess but the trade demands it chiefly
on account- of its whiteness. On ac
count of its indigestibilicy the disar
rangement of the digestive organs of
the people eating it has greatly in
creased. The prime cause of appen
dicitis is-found in this disarrangement.
"Quite small children have it. I
know one boy who has had thirteen
well-defined attacks of the disoaee
and came out of all of them without
surgical operations. He ohanged his
food to corn bread and mush, with
ooaree breads io ?general, vegetables,
little meat and some fruit and he has
taken on flesh cod has cot had a syrup
tom of tho disease for three years."
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"Father, what is poetio justice?"
asked Fred Stanley, at the tabb;.
"Bless the boyl What put tha? ?
into his head?" said his motlier. '
"Why, there was something about '
it in our reading lesson today, and, ?
when I asked Miss Thompson what
it meant, she said we should see bow
many of us oould find out for our
selves, and give her an illustration of
lt tomorrow, but I don't know how
to find out, unless you tell me,
Mr. Stanley looked thoughtful for
a moment, and then smiled as if
struck by some amusing recollection.
"Poetio justice," he said, "is a
kind of justioe that reaches us through
*he unforeseen uonsequenoes of our un
just acts. I will toll you a little
story, Fred, that I think will furnish
the illustration you are after.
"I recall a summer afternoon a
good many years ago, when I was not
so lt'TjKo as I am now, T??o other
boys and myself went blackberrying
in a big meadow several miles from
home. On our way to the meadow, as
wo paddled along the dusty highway,
we met a stray dog. Ho was a friend
less, forlorn-looking creature, and
seemed delighted to make up with us;
and when we gave him some soraps
of bread and meat from our lunch
basket, he capered for joy, and trotted
along at our side, as if to say, (Now,
boy s, I'm one of you.' We named
him Rover, and boy-like, tried to find
out how muoh ho knew and what he
oould do in the way of tricks; and we
soon discovered that he would 'fetch
and carry' beautifully. No matter
how big the stick or the stone, nor
how far away we threw it, he would
reach it, and drew it back to us. Fen
ces, ditohe, and brambles be seemed
to regard as only so many obstados
thrown in his way to try his pluok
and endurance, and he overcame them
"At length we reached the meadow,
and scattered out in quest of black
berries. In my wandering I discover
ed a hornet's nest, tho largest I ever
saw. and I have seen a good many.
It was built in a cluster of blackberry
vines, and hung low, touching the
ground. Moreover, it was at the foot
of a little hill; and, as I scampered up
the latter, I was met at the Gummit
by Rover, frisking pbout with a stick
in his mouth. J don't see why the
dog and hornets' nest should have
connected themselves in my mind;
bub they did, and a wicked thought
was born of the union.
" 'Rob! Will!' I oalled to the boys;
'come here. We'll have some fun.'
"They came promptly, and I ex
plained my villainous project. 1
pointed out the hornets' nest, and
proposed that we roll a stone dowe
upon it, and send Rover after the stone
'And, ohl won't it be fun to see hov,
astonished he'll be when the hornett
come out?' I cried, in conclusion
They agreed that it would be funny,
We selected a good-sized round stone,
called Rover's special attention to it,
and started it down the hill. Whet
it had a fair start, we turned the doj
loose; and the poor fellow, never sus
peoting our tr?.?ohery, darted afte:
the stone with a joyous bark. Wt
had taken good aim, and, as the groun<
was smooth, the stone went true v
its mark, and orashed into the hoi
nets' nest just as Rover sprang upoi
it. In less than a minute the f orion
insects had swarmad out, and settle
upon the poor animal. His surpris
and dismay filled onr antioipstioz
and we had just begun to double oui
selves in paroxysms of laughter wher
with frenzied yelps of agony, he cam
up the hill toward ns, followed close
ly by all the hornets.
" 'Run!' I shouted; and we di
run; but the maddened dog ran fastei
and dashed into our midst, with pi
eons appeals for help. The horne
settled like a blaok, avenging olou
over us, and the soene that fol Io we
ba?les my power of description. ^
ran, we scattered, we rolled on tl
ground, and we howled with agony.
'T have never known just how loi
the torture lasted; but t remember
was poor Rover who rose to the erne
genoy, and, with superior instinc
showed us a way tc rid ourselves
our vindictive assailants. As soo
ss he realized that we, too, were
distress and could give no assistanc
he ran blindly to a stream that dow*
through the meadow not far awa
and plunged in, dived clear benea
the surface. We followed bim, ai
only ventured to crawl out from t
friendly element when we were assur
that the enemy had withdrawn. Th
we sat on the bank of the stream a
looked at eaoh other dolefully thron
our swollen, purple eyelids, while t
water dripped from our clothing, a
a hundred ?tinging wounds remind
1 us what excessively funny fun we h
j been having with Rover.
"The poor dog, innocent and fi
from gaile himself, judged us aoooi
ingly, and, creeping |up to me, liok
my hand in silent sympathy. Th
bOm? dormant sense of justice assert
itself within me.
" 'Boys/ I said, 'we've had an awl
tics; but, I tell yon what, it ser
"Neither of them contradicted r
and, rising stiffly, we went sloi
homeward, with Rover at onr hec
'That, my boy,' said Mr. Stanley,
conoluaion, 'is a good instance
poetio justioe.' "-Our Dumb A
Bounty Mutual Benefit Association of America.
The County Mutual Benefit Association of America is now organizing the
Anderson Division of 1,000 membors. Tho membership feo is $5.00, which
ravers the first advance death assessment. One Dollar for every member is
leposited with Kv. James M. Payne, the Secretary and Treasurer of the An
lerson Division, and is held in The Bank of Anderson, subjeot to the order of
helson B. Green, the President of the Anderson Division, to pay the first
leath loss by tho Association.
The Policy is olear and simple- agreeing to pay the sum of one dollar for
ivery member in the Division upon the surrender of the Policy and approval
)f the proofs of death of a member in good standing. It is a home organiza
tion, managed by honorable, high-minded business men, for the benefit and
protection of home people. It reduces life insurance protection to the mini
mum of oost that the average of human life will allow. There aro no big sal
tried officers to pay, and there are no big aunual premiums to be sent out of
the County into some rioh Northern insurance oompany's pocket. All the
poney stays right at home, and when it is paid out every member knows ex
actly to whose benefit it goes in time of trouble. Until thc first thousand
ouembers are scoured applicants will bo received up to 55 years of age, there
after no member will be admitted over 30 years of age. We want good, relia
ole agents iu every township in Anderson County at once. Persons desiring
LO become agents for their township will write or call on TUOS. W. NORRIS,
nanager of agents for Anderson bounty. _ lt?-4
WE have enlarged our Store room
and added to our Stove ami Tin buri
nes3 GLASS and CROCK Eil Y, and
would be pleased to have you call and
inspect Goods aid pet prices.
We sell the best Cook Stoves, Ranges
and Heaters ou the market. Would call
special attention to the Air Tight Wood
Burner, lt will burn knots, chunks,
chips, corn-cobs, roots, trash of any
kind, and gives the greatest amount of
heat with less fuel than any Stove in ex
We contract for Roofing, Gut
tering, Plumbing and Electric Wiring.
Yours for business,
ARCHER & NORRIS.
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We shall be pleased to have your order.
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M&9J?fiC-) L t^mmWBB?m?mW^BMW Diarrhou,Dyientery,and
F^ilr8^! Bfg *frfla aM m i fl jlHiS the Bowel Troubles ci
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?n>wi i Orno? O? n. B. BxfU>T, Gae rotary ot S tato. J.urar. Tex., Nor. 81? 1900.
I tiaro found Dr. Moffitt'a TEETHtNA k> splendid r*jiody and eld for my teaming children. When mr oldest
borwufttetxUbff chUd, ?rory taomdlna ?cy \tur^ea ce that wo would limitably loto Mm. I happoned ripon
TEETUINA.and oezm it o nco &dmlnlitartnc; lt to bice and Ma ImproTcment was marked in 24 hours, and from
thai day on ho re?u^rTtodT I^avo constinUy Hep* lt and used It tinco wita my ehu4ren, and haro taken gn&t
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pJS?d-WMpaawd. HHS. S. E. SABOT.
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lt is very easy to make Hay while the sun shines if you have
A DEERING MOWER and RAKE.
THE many advantages the Deering: Mower bas 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 the driver
is at no trouble in lowering and raising the cutter bar in passing stumps and
trees. With no eifert scarcely he brings the cutter bar to an upright position
without stopping the Machine. There are many other advantages the Deer
ing Ideal Mower has tha? we will show you when you want a Mower. 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 en outfit. Ii is essential to have a
good Rake, and the Deering Rake is the wimpiest Rake 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 BO constructed that a child
can operate it without any assistance. If you are in need of an outfit let us
show you our Mower and Rake and be convinced.
Now io the time to sow your stubble land in Peas and harrow them in
with one of our TORRENT HARROWS.
We are still headquarters for all lines of Hardware, Nails and Wire.
BROCK HARDWARE COMPANY,
Successors to Brock Krotber*.
BLACKSMITH AND 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 Steel Horse Shoeing
General Blacksmith and Woodwork.
Only experienced and skilled workmen employed.
We have now ready for sale Home-made, Hand-made Farm Wagon
that we especially invite your attention to.
We put on Goodyear Rubber Tues.
' Youri for business
Church Street, Opposite Jail. J. P. TODD.
?nffl Values These.
Nothing gives us such genuine pleasure
as to offer to our Customers One Hundred
Cents worth of Value for every Dollar !
WE mako just as good a profit on an article that is worth the
money as we do on one that ?e not worth carrying home. Tho
first mukes us friends and new customers, while the last keeps
us continually in hot water. For this reason, in buying our
SEW STOCK OF DRESS GOODS and SHOES,
We left off the usual sido line of "shoddies" and bought only
the very best tiuality of doods for the price. For instance, our
long experience in Shoe Buying and Shoe Selling taught us just
what our best trade demanded in Shoes, aud we bought accord
ingly, so that we are euabled to offer the Newest, Best, most
Substantial and Shapely lino of
Ladies aud Gentlemans Shoes
Ever brought to this market. We have an excellent combina
tion Brogan aud Dress Shoe for men that we offer for $1.75 that
oan't bo duplicated elsewhero tor $2.00. We have a Lace Wa
ter Proof Calf, half boot, for $2.00 that makes us friends every
day. Wc have a most comfortable heavy Kangaroo Man's Calf
lined, that is as full of value at $1.50 as it is full of solid leath
er. Our Stock of Women's Shoes is equally as varied and com
plete as the men's, and wo confidently offer them to the trade aa
honest, well-made goods.
Wo have recently added to our Stook a handsome, lino of
From a cheap packer to the best $5.00 Trunk. Prospective briden
and grooms, and young ladies and gentlemen starting to College,
will observe that goods-boxes havo gone out of date since our new
prices on Trunks went into effect, and that tho stylo now is one
of Dean & Ratliffc's Trunks.
Speaking of style, there never wus a time since thc foundation
of thc world when
DEAN'S PATENT FLOUR
Wasn't in style. It is still in style, and thc peoplo just cry for
it. Any ono who doubts it can see for himself by watching
where all thc wagons load. The people will have our stuff, and
that's what makes us the busiest Store in town.
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