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A Letter from Oklahoma.
dkarclio, Okla., Nov. 8th, 1903.
\f. Fditor: Since moving out hero I
? hare received many] letters of inquiry
? norning almost ?very conceivable
B A?iHtion from people who seem to be
|C,0? Oklahoma. With your
1 ii ri *r 11 vour columns, since most of
'H !h. wnters ?ire readers ot your paper.
I nm making a study of the country
? Ll think 1 am learning rapidly, but I
I JSmld ol necessity be a Solomon had I
H ' ii red in so short a time the wide
8 rince of information supposed by my
I Sspondeuts. However, I will write
M I onv what I know, or think I know,
I ?h?cli amounts to the same thing BO
I f"TM I nm concerned.
B Most o? ike-writers wish to know
I ?bout that w hich first brought every -
I iiodv ?'bc here and is the basis of Okla
B hnnin's prosperity, viz., land. If you
I tnuw ??iivtlnng about northern Texas
B uni sontliern Kansas you know what
BB Oklahoma is. There are all Jr.inds.of
I t?il here, black wax, red, ginger bread
fl brown and white sand overgrown with
I black jack, and ranges in price from
m I 25 eta to *40 per acre. But good wheat
WSm ind coin land ranges from $10 to $40,
IBB with al! imp?o ements, which usually
I consists of a ^ood farm house, barn,
B etc., wire fencing and plenty of fruit
fl trees. No fertilizer is used. The
I farmers prow corn, wheat, oats, broom
B corn, ka?lir corn and alfalfa hay. They
B also harvest and bale prairie grass. In
I the southern counties cotton is largely
I grown. I wilB teld that one could not
BB h0" vegetables here, but I have never
8?n ?cen liner cabbage, potatoes and all
?? ?thor vegetables grow. While tho
I poultrv* on nearly every farm surpasses
vHB anything 1 have seen. There aro no
Wm common bred fowls here. The dry
I weather and southern wind often
SSS cause failures in the entire crop, but
I there are no. fertilizer bills and farm
I labor to pay, anyhow. It costs nothing
B but the labor of the farmer himself to
I make or lose a crop, and he does his
I labor while riding. I've seen these
B failures in succession in South Caro
I lina because of dry weather, and still
I the bills referred to above to pay. To
I feed stock here costs only about one
I third of what it costs out Plast. Corn
I and oats ara 30 eta. per bushel while
MB har is UO cts. per bale or $5.00 per ton
tWjfi loiise. Provisions are cheap, but coal,
I oil and nearly ali manufactured goods
I are very high, so riso ia building ma
I teri ni H. However, Oklahoma ia devel
. oping a style of architecture peculiar
j to herself, which gives the greatest
amonnt of space with the least amount
of material used. We have all the art?
parts and points o'.civilization that
you have out East- zxcent mortgages,
mules and "niggers." The latter art
very scarce. There are some larg?;
cities where no negroes are allowed t<
live. None live in this town. Th' <
aro no frontier shanty towns of tn<
dime novel style out here. Even towni
only one year old down in the. nev
country have electric lights, tele
phones and streets lined with man]
brick and brown stone business blocks
better by far than the average town ii
South Carolina. I live in a small towt
in the middle of the Territory, but vu
make nearly everything we eat. Th<
cheese I eat is made here aud put u]
in boxes made here. The fine loaf lan
I use is not put up by the trust, but b;
a firm in town. Canned goods aro pu
up by the same firm: while the Okla
homa Biscuit Co's, soda cracker, nut u]
in inner seal package, out-sells tb
"Unceda" biscuits. You see civiliza
tion didn't take always to get here a
it did in old countries, lt was made t
order out east and came here with th?
"rush." Why, when the "rush" wa
made for a new town an entire tele
phone exchange with a Bell long dist
auce with attached drove into town a
the head of the rush, and ev evy newee
-fad and invention followed.
As a rule the people both in tow;
and country, it matters not where the
come from, cook and eat nothing th?
is home grown, except Irish potatoc
and light bread, everything else is prc
pared food stuffs. Canned gooui
cereal preparations are sold and coe
sumed in the greatest quantities. Eve
the blanket Indians come to town an
buy "Force," "Grane Nuts." "Quak<
Oats," etc. 1 said I couldn't do it an
kicked at. first, but I have come dow
to it. 1 now cat potatoes three ti nu
every day, at home and abroad; for tb
rest it is a tin can and a paper sad
However, moat of these things ai
made here. Of course, there ure e>
copiions, but 1 havn't found them.
Now, if you want to hear the oth?
side, or if the women wish informatio
and advice, write my wife. She'll hn\
a different tale to tell.
1 W. D. Mooter.
On fier Bad Behavior.
Greenville was on her bad behavior
Saturday and Sunday as will be shown
by thc list of casualties published be
low which wore furnished a represent
ative of The News by Chief of Police
1. Conductor J. T. Stephens killed
by B. P. Rush.
2. Sam Willimon murdered by an
unknown negro. '
3. Negro shot another near Cunning
ham's store, on the Cedar Lane road.
4-. Charley Anderson was out by a
man named I Iamb y at Mills mill. Both
5. Elias Cooksey stabbed Dallas La
Grand while engaged in a game of
cards near Sparks Spring. Parties are
ti. Jule Green cut a gash of several
iuobes in tho side of Lucy White, also
cut Welter Garrison in the face. All
7. Fred Morrison gave Emma Put
nam a severe beating with a bed slat
at her home in Buckner street. Both
8. John Hunt severely beat Georgia
Berry at her home on John street.
9. Two factory operatives emptied
I their pistols at each other in Pine
street. Poor marksmanship saved the
life of both. Neither were touched.
The above record was made Saturday,
Sunday and Sunday night, and it is
without doubt the largest record in
that line that has ever been made io
and around Greenville in the same
length of^time.-Greenville News.
- John Covington, colored, shot
his wife in Darlington on Sunday
twice in the face, inflicting painful
but not fatal wounds. He got on a
bioycle and eluded pursuit, which was
- The mau who saves up something
for a rainy day is the one who knows
enough to go in when it rains.
IIf you're a * sensible Clothes-Money-Spender you're going to get Most-For-Your-Money
Clothes ; which is only another way of saying you're coming here to get 'em. Whateve
you need to make you as well dressed as you ought to be, and as comfortable in body, min
and pocket as you ought to be, you will buy here if you buy right.
We m?ks? ? yvi?i of having the best Clothes maf ? ; whatever your Clothes-Approprie
tion may be, you'll find the Goods here to fit it. In Salts and Overcoats you'll find nothin
to compare with the famous HABT SCHAFFNER & MAEX GOODS. For excellence c
styles, for perfection of tailoring, and. fitting quality, they are unequalled. No man is s
particular of bis clothes-looks that we cannot satisfy him in these H. 8. & M. Goods. Bette
*ee and try es some of these Suits and Overcoats.
H. S. & NC Suits from $10.00 to $20.00. H. S. & M. Overcoats $10.00 to $20.00.
Other good Suits and Overcoats $5.00 to $8.50.
is? 0? ?P^A?IS & GO?
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- The jetty work on Winyah Bay
at Georgetown has been completed.
- Magistrate Larkin Rice, of Sa
luda county, had a mule 40 years old
to die recently.
- Nearly thrco millions of dollars
is represented in cotton mills project
ed in this State this year.
- A cave-in in the sewerage tren
ches in Columbia killed two negro
workmen and injured several others.
- Frank Johnson, whito, killed
himself accidentally while hunting
about three iniics from Mount Pleas
- Heavy dispensary purchases have
been made by the State Hoard of Con
trol in anticipation of thc Christmas
- The supreme court assembles on
the 25th inst, and the 3rd circuit will
called. A pretty heavy docket is on
- The State Alliance Exchange has
gone out of business. They have $17,
000 to divide amongst the sub-alli
ances that contributed to thc organi
- Judge Gage says Charleston is
the hardest county in the State to get
a jury in. The business men all plead
- James P. Cary, of Piokons, has
been appointed to preside as judge at
the special term of court in Laurens
- It is probable that the Columbia
and Georgetown Boat Company will
have at least two steamers in opera
tion by Jan. 1.
- Three crazy negroes were burned
to death in a fire which partially de
stroyed the insano ward at the city
hospital in Charleston last week.
- The general committee of church
extension of tho Methodist Episco
pal Church has apportioned $800 for
the coming year to work in South
- Judge Klugh deoided at Ben
nettsville on Thursday that county
boards of education have no super
vision or control over graded school
- A rich deposit of tin ore has
been discovered on the place of Capt.
S. S. Ross of Cherokee county. The
mine will bo developed by Pittsburg
- An attempt at incendiary was
made at Edgcfield last Wednesday
night. One of the firebugs was
severely shot and captured. Two
- The crops on the penitentiary
farms have proved very fine and Super
intendent Griffith has an abundant
supply of meal, flour and other sup
plies laid up for use.
- The sooiety for the prevention
of cruelty to animals, at Columbia,
has appointed a committee to memori
alize the legislatue to ohange the law
so as to give the committee more pow
er and add to the stringency of the
- C. E. Graham, who has made
such a success of the Huguenot mills
in Greenville, has bought the prop
erty of the old Camperdown mill and
will put in new machinery and begin
the manufacture of ginghams by the
first of January.
- The Washington correspondents
of both The State and The News and
Courier say that President Roose
velt, upon Booker Washington's ad
vice, has decided to appoint Dr. W.
D. Crum, oolored, collector of the
port in Charleston.
- The Richland Distilling com
pany has found that tho plant must be
doubled or that they must run night
and day to fill its orders, heavy pur
chases being made by the State dis
pensary. The plant will bc run night
and day from now on so long as neces
- Jim Edwards, near Trough
Shoals, Spartanburg County, found an
old copper coin recently. On one
Bide was a medalion portrait of George
II. with the legend "Georgius II,
Rex." On the other was a orown over
a harp with --Hibernia 1750." The
coin is 152 years old.
- Of the eleven principal pctato
produoing States, six, including
Georgia and South Carolina report
average yields per acre of sweet pota
toes in excess of their ten-year aver
ages, and five, inoludidg North Caro
lina and Alabama, report yields below
- The general reports through tba
State say that tax payers ara' slowly
settling up their dues. Thc governor
and comptroller general have said that
they were dead set and opposed to
any extension this year of prosperity.
If the precedent is ever to be broken
this ib the time. The delinquents may
expect no favors.
- Index Clerk McCown, of the
Secretary of State's office, has been
engaged in the past week or two look?
ing over the old relic room, to save,
if possible, what documents may be
valuable as historical papers. Fre
quently some interesting finds are
made. One was a copy of George
Washington's farewell address sent to
the governors and legislatures of the
original states. The manuscript of
the document is well preserved.
- A few nights ago at Cameron,
on the Coast Line, between Orange
burg and Sumter, the store of Bull
& Taylor was tatered by safe blow
ers and between $800 and $1,000 was
secured. The robbers used dynamite
and the explosion aroused some people
in the vioinity. With guns and pis
tols they went to the rear of the store
while the robbers escaped from the
front, having had ample time t o se
cure the contents of the safe. Sev
eral shots 'frere fired at them, bu
- Election bets to the amount of '
$400,000 were paid iu Wall street, !
- Iron ore mines, estimated to be
worth $100,000,000, have been dis
covered in Indiana.
- Cleburne, a towu in Texas, pos
sesses a gray-brindle tom cat that is
30 years old. The animal has no
teeth and is unable to mew.
- The rural mail delivery will cost
$24,000,000 for the coming year-at
w?ant t? . pcatoffice department will
ask congress for that amount.
- A Maryland man came into pos
session of $100,000 and the excitement
killed him. Lots of fellows would
risk being excited in that way.
- The total number of casos of
cholera reported in thc Philippine Is
lands since the inception of the dis
ease is 105,000 and of deaths 07,000
- Owing to the bad shape thc
mines got into during the strike it
has been impossible to get more thau
half the regular daily output from
- Thc U?publican majority in the
Senate after March 4 will bc 16 to 20.
At present they have 04 to 34 Demo
crats, thero being two vacancies from
- Thore were five deaths' from
smallpox in Charlotte, N. C., last
week, one being the son of Alexander
Springs, proprietor of the Arlington
hotel, the others being negroes.
- Eight thousand dollars worth of
jewelry aud a lot of clotbiug were
stolen from the resideuce of Emanuel
Jacobs, a Now York lawyer, on Friday
while the family were at dinner.
- A woman in Louisville, Ky.,
draws four pensions from the federal
government as the widow of four
Union soldiers. The other soldiers of
the regiment aro not accounted for.
- Colonel Ed. Buller, millionaire
politician of bc. Louis, has been found
guilty of an attempt to bribe the St.
Louis municipal officers. Ile was sen
tenced to three years in the peniten
- Mrs. Dick, of Indiana, having
been cashier of a National bank foi
twenty years, was offered a bank presi
dency in New York, at a big salary
but had to decline on acoouot of il!
- Dunbar P. Magruder, cashier ol
the Merchants and Farmers bank oi
Biohmond, Ya., has been missing
since Friday, 7th inst., aud his ac
counts are short several thousand
- A man in Williamsport, Pa., had
a falling out with his girl and brought
suit to recover the presents ho had
given to her. She thereupon entered
suit for tho value of the meals he had
eaten at her home.
- The new governor of Kansas got
his nomination on a promise to marry
a Kansas girl. Now he is trying to
baok out. He says he has diligently
searched the Stato and can find no wo
man in it for him to wed.
- Deputy sheriff Howell, of John
son county, Tenn., was shoe in the
breast and mortally wounded in at
tempting to oapture Boone Pottter,
who recently killed his father. Pot
ter was also fatally wounded.
- Four men attempted to hold up a
train in Indiana. Tho engineer paid
no heed to shots from four pistols but
threw open tho throttle and left the
would be rubbers standing alongside
the traok. They were later arrested
and lodged in jail.
- Tho Southern Railway will short
ly put on 20 new freight engines.
The engines were ordered some time
ago and aro now ready for service.
The engines will probably be put into
use the latter part of the present week
and will be distributed over tho lines
of the Southern.
- John MoCormiok Gibson, ol
Cincinnati, who was married to Mis
Henriette Wolf at Asheville on Sat
urday, the 1st instant, died on Satur
day, the 8th, leaving a will in which
he bequeathed his bride his entire
estate, valued at a million.
- Mandarin, the largest elephant
in oaptivity, which had belonged to the
the Barnum-Bailey oirous for 24 years,
was strangled to death in New York.
He had become unmanageable and
had to be killed. Tho body was oar
ried out tc sea and sunk, weighted
with 5,000 pounds of railroad iron.
- Roland B. Molineux, whe hat
been on trial >a New York for murder,
was acquitted last week, tho jury
being out n,ily thirteen minutes. Thc
verdict of the jury was received with
applause. Molineux had previously
been convicted of murder and senten
ced to death, but he secured a new
trial. The court room was packed,
including many ladies.
- Tho total value of tho productf
of the slaughtering and meat-paokinr
industries of tho United States for the
last census year was$785,500,000. Ol
this sum nearly one-third must bc
credited to Chicago. Tho slaughter
ing and packing business of that city
gives work to nearly 30,000 people,
The wages and salaries ptid in thc
last census year aggregated $17,000,
- Col. H. C. Cowies, olerk of thc
oourt at Statesville, N. C., says he
does not know how he is to distribute
that $10,000 among those women whe
were victims of the Cherry Tree ewin
die. On the second of Decomber the
last payment of $5,000 is duo anc
when that is paid in he will wait foi
instructions from Judge Boyd as te
the distribution of the money. Ii
the meantime he is receiving ahou
ten letters a day from women whi
i risked their money on this wild ca
JOS. J. FRETW?LL,
Successor to Bleckley & Frctwcll,
- I ?KA LEU IS -
HORSES AND MULES,
ANDERSON, S. C., October 21, 11)02.
Our recent advertisement, in which we offered FREE TICKETS to tho
CIRCUS, was highly appreciated, a.s has been fully demonstrated by tho
payments that we have received tinco October 1st.
NOW we propose to go further, and GIVE AWAY more than 8200.00
worth of VALUABLE PRESENTS, to those of our Customers who have
paid their indebtedness in fall since September 1st, last, or tho3o who make
payments on their indebtedness to thc amount of 820.00, or who purchase
from us from October 15th, up to ami including thc 22ud of Dscernlnr next,
and make Cash payments on fame, in like amounts.
Read carefully our proposition printed below thia letter, aud do uot
neglect to avail yourself i f this LIBERAL OFFER.
These Handsome Prescuts will bi on exhibition at our Stables after
Yours very truly,
JOS. J. F RET WE LL.
ALL parties who have paid their indebtedness in full, since September
1st, or who pay us 825.00 on their indebtedness from October 15th, to and
including December 22nd, next, will be entitled to a chauce to obtain oue o?
the following VALUABLE PRESENTS.
The same applies to all of our Customers who purchase Goods from us
within dates named, aud who pay us 820.00 in Cash thereon.
This applies ouly to indebtedness and purchases for STOCK and
Following is a list of cur Valuable Presents :
One Nico Driving Horse, worth . . - . - $100.00
I One Nice Buggy, woith. 65.00
One Set Double Harness, worth. 25.00
One Set Single Buggy Harness, worth - - - 20.00
One Riding Saddle, worth. 10.00
One Riding Bridle, worth - - 5.00
One Saddle Blanket, worth. 2.50
Numbered Tickets will ba given you at time of payment or purchase,
and a Committee of disintcreitad parsons will 1)9 appointed to conduct the
distribution of Presents.
JOS. J. FRETWELL.
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FREE BOOKS. ?
4 The holder oE this Ticket is entitled to any one of a Large ^
A - Selection of Books from- - ?>
}a MOODY'S COLPORTAGE LIBRARY, Jt
J S After having purchaaedlgpoda to the_amonntof $2.00.-"2 o?
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A - ANDERSON, - - - BOOTH CAROLINA. ( Y
CS ? Wo take no risks and handle no poisons, OT
*4,H Every Coupon brought to the Store is worth 5c._ p
A 5 i 5 1 25 I 25 i 25 I 25 ?
YOU have delayed,making your purchases
of HEAVY WINTER GOODS until the
cold weather begius. November weather
usually rsminds U3 of these necessities, eo we
would advise you not to put faff buyiug long
er, as it is cheaper ti) buy from us than to pay
doctor bills. YouJ'will find our Stock of
Complete in every detail, and" never Cher. )cr
thau now. We promise you this: That if
you come to our place and want any of the
above mentioned Goods we will sell you. No
where in the city will be found a better select
ted Stock of
Than we are showing. So we ask again that
you visit our Store when you are io tbe city.
You will always find something NEW.
Agents McCall Bazar Patterns and Royal Worcester Corsets.