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SOCIAL LIFE IK
ivTrs. litLk? O. Wright]
The morning aftjer Gen.v Luke E.
[Wright's reception an Memphis The
Commercial-Appeal had an interview
witb Mrs. Wright which in part is as
^central figure nail the cemon
?tr?tioD that express to her honored
husband the love and appreciation his
fellow townsmen, ds well as the en
tit? bou'y politic fe3i for him, is Mrs.
Wright, who has enterod so spiritedly
into the great work Goo. Wright has
done and ??c? him as only a vornan
ofcivar perceptions and the adapta
bility may do under changed and utter
ly novel conditions.
i jjr8 "Waight when seen by a report
er of the Jommeroial-Appeal was as
completely oharmiug andserenely gra
cious as tt igb more than a month had
not elapsed since she could relax from
the strain of a long trip by sea, udder
the most exhausting circu ms tancas. '
Fresh from the Philippines whore
the conditions of her life .bsd grown
to be real and not at all out of the
baal, the reoent First Lady of the
Lands was a trifle dumfounded at the
'reporter'o proposal that she should
give some ideas as to the real Booie!
conditions of the Philippines which
is so mooted a question even among
people of information.
It is an utterly mistaken idea,"
UidMrs. Wright in her gentle but
'charmingly animated fashion, "that
the Filipinos are a people whose intel
ligence is below the average or whose
standards of refinement ?au social ob
servances are not of the highest. Their
homes are superb and their hospital
ity regal. For the most part the bet
ter classes are educated and they
ipeak French as do the Frenoh
nen born. Their manners are per?eo
ion and they are adaptable to the de
cree that argues well for the essential
hacgea that will be inaugurated under
he new regime.
"And the jewels worn by the native
romeo of the highest caste! It is al
Qost impossible to imsgine, unless
ne has seen them, the gorgeousness
f these jeweled ornaments worn by
y the Filipina. Set in the rare work
cjLship for whioh the east is famous,
bey make the most inposing show,
though the sight is a little dazzling to
maccuatomed American eyes. To a
?light extent they are beginning tb
eave off the overplus of finery and
.?ko up a few European and American
luatomB with regard to dress. Yet they
liing tenaciously to their charming
istive dress whioh is a combination
)f finery and fascinating negligence.
"Why, in the provinces, and even
in Manila, they wear the simplest and
scantiest of randals instead of shoes,
md sometimes," laughed Mrs.
iVright, 11 they lose them when dan
ling with the officers. The ensuing
libation is not regarded, either, as
lighly embarrassing. Their gowns
ire of the loveliest and what would
)etoua the costliest fabrico. They
ire enough to or?ate envy in the for
ligner's hearts, these frooks of jusi,
IB it ia called, a fabrio very like silk
yenadine, only so?ter and silkier than
icyihing we are accustomed to.
Americans realise wherein the Fili
pino has the advantage, ?nd I under
hand that sooiety girls here in Mem
Mi have eeveral charming gowns
ashioaed of the weblike material.
"They live luxuriously," she oom
uented, and seem to have reduced the
rt of enjoyment to a fine degree of
"Their household flyetem certainly
.M its drawbacks to the American
lomtkeepors. The lower classes
Jork, the women especially, but" they
lo not make the very best servants^
fte? have a peculiarity in their
lousehold arrangements that strikes
ae American as exceedingly queer. It
' Patriarcal in a wey, and interesting
~ showing tho spirit ofrece and fora
'y- Every household, of sooial im
?ortanoe has a train of ?parientes' who
re the poor relations of the family,
wy work for their maintenance, but
J? regarded as equals of the family,
to the premises of the largo, palatial
l0nje8of therioh are small houses
?we of 'nipa,' familiarly called ?nipa
?oks' by Amerioans, whioh are oo
*Pied by these parientes: Ours,"
wd Mrs. Wright, giving a delightful
*rsonal touoh to her narrative, "were
.Copied by the soldiers? who were
whoned there for the protection of
J? vice-governor's house, ?nd in one
* them my son lived. Then, again,
J? have the Amerioans following the
?upiso etop, for a number of fashion
^ people over here call their shoot
?8 lodges ?nd country places 'shaoksV
?erthe8e sufte. thatch-like houses.
J0 hBd flo??e amusing experiences in
?J* Places while having a card
T?e floors are mids of bsm
which is piaoe?t rather! fecaparfe.
l?c*rds seemed to haVo an irresls
2??ttracfionvf?i these interstices,
mwould constantly inioaton falling
[ THE ISLANDS.
Describes the Customs
' ' . I
through. I assure you vn kept the I
Filipino s or vent a busy running after !
"You know we had about fifteen of
them, though the whole lot amounted
to vok-y little as far SB work went. The
Chinese and Japanese servants were
.ar more efficient.
"Our home was beautifully situated,
the dining-room windows overlooking
Manilr Bay hardly a stone's throw
away. Across the street Aguinaldo
lived und we were tho best of neigh
"Do the insurreotor's and the
Americana mingle in sooial oiroles?
Why, indeed they do. At a very
delightful funotion given by Gov.
Taft to us just before our departure,
there were numbera of them and they
regard us ia the friendliest manner.
Altogether they are. pleasant to meet
with in every; way, oro musioians and
artists of exoellent skill and their
homes are filled with embroideries and
carvings that are considered perfect
gems over here; though one becomes
so accustomed to them over there that
they finally fail to make any impres
"The women do the must exquisite
embroideries aud finger work of all
kinds -and their homes are kept in
spotless order. A good s?beme for
our bousekrvoers to<adoptis their plan
of keeping their beautifnl natural
wood floors polished. It is another
very amusing sight-this process.
mu. ?_?__?._1_.i... A
XUO DCI TSUtO ?>UV ?tVV.SU uuuvu waa
their feet and slide over the floors
until they refleot your faoe and all
objects in the room. It is truly ridi
culous to see them skating over the
.floors in the most adept manner.
"The sala io the residence we oeou
pied was 110 feet in length and that
was divided to make a hall 70 feet.
They had plenty of room for the slid
ing which was gone through religious
ly twice a day, for two hours in the
morning and two in (he afternoon.
"Some things that one meets up
with are calculated to grate on the
housekeepers nerves to a terrifying
"House snakes in the walls are not
only of common occurrence but are
necessary for protection against rats
and mioe. At almost any time one
can hear their taita flopping ominously,
oatoh a Bound of the squeaking of mice
and then a dead silence. Lisaards
ave of too usual occurrence to be noted
exeept in passing through one objects
sometimes, to having them inside the
"What did we eat? Well, for the
most part we have been eating out of
tin oans. Since Maroh when the ohol
era broke out nc in e has eaten fruit to
any extent. W.'OiV Gen. Wright in
dulged in fruit it waa necessary to
have them unromantically soaked in
bichloride. After a time* the sale of
them was altogether prohibited. The
Chinese are olever at devising dishes
but one grows tired of the fare.
"The olimate from November to
Maroh is absolutely ideal, and social
life flourishes. During the dry sea
son the W?BO-especially the ladies of
the land-keep indoors and keep oool.
The rainy season is not necessarily
objectionable when one haB a car
riage, as all the riohor class of people
"And that reminds me that when
Ameriobu horses and carriages were
first introduced we looked on them as
elephants, positively. They fairly
dwarfed the tiny carriages and ponies
of the Filipinos.
"The natives attach great impor
tance to the state of high officials of
this country and-pay thtm great de
ference. Our coachman had a way of
lashing lower class pedestrians right
and left with a 'swagger stick' and
calling 'Commissionaire!' which gsts
the populace to understand that they
were to make way for a United States
On their voyage home the sbip in
which Gen. and Mrs. Wright sailed
waa caught in a terrible typhoon,
which lasted from4 2 o'clock in the
afternoon to 12. at night with unabat
ed violence. Mrs. Wright gave a
vivid account of how the wind swept
the upper deck until it became ne
cessary for eight sailors to make a
ohain down the stairs and carry the
passengers, including herself down
tho passage-way while they clung to
the rail. Her description of tho ?cene
in the room, where all the passengers
were gathered . in terror, was full of
power and de*? interest, sinoe it con
cerned so nearly the safe arrival in
port of Geo. and Mrs. Wright whom
the whole country waited to welcome,
and for whom so ?aany hearts were
. "The fate of poor Ah Sing, our
faithful servant, was tragio," said Mr?.
Wright. "Ha bad bought for him
self such flue olothes-had oven gone
to Shamba! to get them-and then to
ba ref used admission waa a pitiful
fate. His summing up of the situ*
ation is that the Amerioans would
take tho Chinaman to their heaven,
hut not to their country.
Mrs. Wright expressed herself as
unfeignedly gk?i *y be at home again,
and certainly looked so in spite of her
fatigue. Her enthusiasm over her
husband's work ?B delightful, and her
outlook on the social and eoonomio
situation in the Philippines too broad
to be encompassed in ono interview.
ma . mt
Corncobs are Used.
There is one big industry localed in
Indiana, in the little city of Oreen
town, by whioh that plaoe can justly
lay claim to hoing the "corncob" cen
tre of the Hoosier State. It is to
this place that shipments of corncobs 1
aro oonsigned, by not only the oar
loud, but by train loads, and at this j
time there are nearly twenty train j
loads out on the ground. Those great
outdoor mountains of coba are kept j
covered with largo canvases and a
horse cart is busily eogsged transport
ing them to the milling chutes.
The industry is the Corona Milling
Company, on tho south side of the
Glover Leaf traoks. The oonoern is
owned and operated by Toledo capital.
There is bot another industry of its
kind in the State of Indiana, and only
two others in the United States. One
of these is in Kantuoky and the other
The plant, costing thousands of dol
lars, filled with expensive machinery
for the grinding of corncobs, baa been
the oause of much ouriosity. As yet
not a single inquisitive individual has
been able to gain admission to the big
mill, while the attempts are almost
The corncobs are ground into a ft JO
meal product called "oorona." ?ust
what that is, for whr4 purpose it is
used, ie the Beeret whioh the company
j KM ta lr mi ATAPV p;~-?*ii?0?i tn g-jjtfd.
And not sn employee will tell.
Corona is saoked as any other
ground product and stacked in the
oars in rows. When thus loaded the
car is ready to start out on its journey
to Toledo or New York, but withes
much silent ceremony and precaution
as that with whioh the unstamped
currency is carted from the bureau 'of
engraving and printing to the treasury
That this oompany has fe ?ind some
thing rich in corncobs is -tain. The
rumor is that the finest, or first, grade
of oorona goes into some kind of shred
ded biscuit, the second, or red grade,
to the Eastern breweries for the color
ing of beer, and the third, or mixed
grade into a mixture of ground feed,
composed of oom and oats.
The plant oonsumeswell on to 1,000
oar-loads of oohs annually. In addi
tion to the oorona produot this com
pany is a large buyer and exporter of
corn, and in case the suppl j runs
short it manages to secure enough corn
to sheii to keep the corona industry
busy. _ _ _'
Some of the small boys who get into
a business life young oan be relied
upon for good common sense. A man
in one of the big shops up town was
mnoh pleased at this attribute in a
boy he employed. He was a bright,
honeBt boy, quick and reliable, and
when a second boy was needed they
sent for Ssm. Couldn't he get them
ahoy? They wanted ahoy as good
as he was, and he must know of one.
After some thought he finally agreed
to send one, and the next day the boy
arrived, and Sam was called to identi
"Do you know this boy, Sam?" ask
ed the employer.
"Yes," answered Sam; I know him."
"And you know him to be a good*
"I have played with him all my
life and I have always thought he
"But will you vouch for him?" per
sisted the employer. .
"No," answered Sam, indignantly:
"I won't vouch for any one. I wo ula
not vouch for my own brother. How
do I know what temptations you are
going to put before him?"-New
Ceres Bleed Poison, Cancer, Ulcers,
Eoiceia, Carbuncles, Etc-Medi?las
Robert Ward, Maxey's, Ga., says:
"I suffered from blood poison, my
head, face and shoulders were one
mass of corruption, aohesin bones and
joints, burning, itohing, scabby skin,
was all run down and disooursged, but
Botanic Blood Balm oured me per
fectly, healed all the sores and gave
my skin tho rioh glow of health.
Blood Balm put new life into my blood
and new ambition into my brain."
Geo. A. Williams, Roxbury, face cov
ered with pimples, ohronie sore on
back of head, suppurating swelling on
nock, eating uloer on leg, bone pains,
itching skin oured perfectly by Bo
tanic Blood Balm-sores all healed.
Botanic Blood Balm oures all malig
nant blood troubles, such as eoxems,
acaba and Beales, pimples, running
sores, carbuncles, scrofula, etc. Es
pecially advised for all obstinate eases
that have reached the second or third
stage. Druggists,, $1. To prove it
oures, sample of Blood Balm sent free
and prepaid by writing Blood Balm
Co., Atlanta,-Ga. Desoribe trouble
and froA medical alvioo sint in sealed
i leter. $ Sold ia An toon by Orr-Gray
Drug Co., Wilbite & Wilhite and
Evans Pharmacy. : ->
This Establishment has been Sellins;
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. Daring all that time competitors
hare come and gone, bat we have remained right here. We have always sold
Cheaper than any others, and daring those long years we have not had one dis
satisfied customer. Mistakes will sometimes occur, and if at any timo we
found that a customer was dissatisfied we did not rest until wo had mado him
satisfied. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and last
ing, and we oan say with pride, but without boasting, that we have the confi
dence of the people of this section. We have a larger Stook of Goods this
season than we havo ever had, and wo pledge you our word that we have never
sold Furniture at as close a margin of profit as wo aro doing now. This is
proven by the fact that we aro selling Furniture not only all over Anderson
County but in every Town in the Piedmont section. Come and seo us. Yoi r
parents saved money by buying from us, and you and your children can save
money by buying here, too. We carry EVERYTHING io the Furniture linc,
G. F. TOULY & SON, Depot Street.
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers.
A GKEAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUY
AT LOW PRICES.
Nearly all styles of Disc Harrows have, curing tho last three months,
cdvanced from three to four dollars in price per Harrow.
We have on hand about two Car Loads of Harrows, which we propose
selling at old prices. There is no implement manufactured that is more ne
cessary for successful farming than a good Harrow. Our list comprises the
Clark's Celebrated 24 Cutaway Disc Torrent Harrows.
The most perfect Implement in the line of Harrows e7er manufactured.
On this particular Harrow we are offering a special inducement by putting
them down at a lower price than ever heretofore given.
16-inch, 18-inch and 20-lnch Solid and Cutaway Disc
AU of the latest improved Double Lover patterns.
Acme Smoothing Harrows.
Such an opportunity you cannot afford to miss.
Come at one and make your selection.
Sullivan Hardware Co.
. WE have enlarged our Store room
and added to our Stove and Tin busi
ness GLASS and CROCKERY, and
would be pleased to have you call and
inspect Goods asa get prices.
We sell the best Cook Stoves, Ranges
and Heaters on the market Would call
special attention ?o thz Air Tight Wood
Burner. It will burn knotB, chunks,
chips, corn-cobs, roots, trash of any
kind, and gives the greatest amount cf
heat with less fuel than any Stove in ex
HS? We contract for Roofing, Gut
tering, Plumbing and Electric Wiring.
Yours for business,
ARCHER & NORRIS.
Wheat Growers !
Do not Fail to try our Specially Prepared
8 1-2 2 -2 Petrified
Bone Fertilizers for Grain.
We have all grades of ?mmoniated Fertil
izers and Acid Phosphates, also Kainit, Ni
trate of Soda and Muriate of Potash; all put
up in new bags; thoroughly pulverized, and
no better can be found in tbs market.
We shall be pleased to have your order.
(MERSON PHOSPHATE MD OIL CO.
Gins Guoiera-Inf anton?,
the Bowel Troubles of
Children cf Any Ago.
Aids Digestion, R?gal?tes
th? Bowel?? Strengthens
Costs folly 25 cents at Druggists, ^^t?uv?
Or attQ SS c?ats to C. ?I. MOFFETT. M. D.. QT. LOUIS, MO.
* JV AX perl.QC
'remedy waa axhsaited laths ?napa of prcrcriptlona iroia famiiyi .
ra blood ?nd barning fever conUnned for d*ys ftt a Urae. Her Iii? wa* almoit deipairodpf.
' >ta*rowMartt*?chAflre-ne? Ufa toad Mtcm*d
ba U now idas well.
, Editor ?nd Proprietor Yuiker** (AU.) News.
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 publia
- 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 sale1 Efome-made, Hand-made Farm Wagon
j that we especially invite your attention to?
We put on Goodiar Rubber Tires. - v
Tours for business
C&urcn Street, Opposite Jail. .J. TODD.
LESSER <& COMPANY
Remarkable Pricing of New Fall Goods.
A mammoth oolleotion of the very best Fall and Winter Gonds at
LhSSEBS. A storo full of New, Bright and Fashionable Merchandise at
prices that oannot be oqualled. Monster showing nf new Dr-.-^s Goods, Coun
ters piled high with fresh, uew Dry Good*. t)oaie?tie Nuttung, Huts. Shoes,
Clothing and Gems' Furnishing Goods. The whole ?riced only us LESSER
can price it. For tho last 40 years the leaders of low prices and thc recognis
ed trading place of Anderson County.
NEW FALL, BARGAINS IN OUR NOTION DEPART
100 Toren Ladies Perfect Fitting Ribbed UnderTests nt only. IOIZQ
00 Dozen Louies Perfect FittiuK Uuion Salts at only. "' Sic
36 Oor.cn ladies Wbltu Hemstitched llaudkercbie!*. worth fie. at only. 2c
100 Dosen Ladles Extra Heavy Home Knit Hose, -aitio 10c, at only. 7c
15Dozen lnfnuts Wonted Hoods,real Tala? ?c. a? only.isc
4U Dozen Ladlee AU Wool Faucitiator?, rfal value 40e, at only. 24c
80 Palra Littra Heavy IO 4 White and Urey HlankcU, at ouly Tor l\dr. CSc
10 Dozen Ladles Flannelette Underskirts, roady uudu a- only. 2io
600 yards rabie DI? (Moth, flr?t quality at only . I?c
10 Dozen Ladles Black Parssols at oui?. 25c
26 Whit? Counterpane?, ready hennaed, extra largo slzi>, at only.13c
New Fall Bargain* in our Dry Gooda Department.
8 cents Outings In dark and light shade* at only. 4'<o
Best Apron tilughauti In brown, blue and green nt only. 4^o
10 cent Outing, very wldo ami heavy, at only. 7c
^K!t'C08y.Vr.l.a,tl .~,w1m*'!?. white ground with red, blue, groen figuro* ai only . 10c
101 ieee All Wool F.ulcnlowu, tu all colors, at onlv. 26c
60 Pieces new Flanuetlelta, lu all the latest doringa, at ouly. 7Uc
20 Pieces double width Cotton rinds, beautiful designs nt only . . >jy,c
100 yards of Remnants of Cheviots, extra heavy valuo lue nt only . 6c
One Lot Keiunants and Sheet Lengths In all wool Ked Flannel ni only . 12*4
610 yards Dark Styles lu Percales, last color?, nt only. 7c
1000 yards Kxtra Heavy Colton Hun ucl at 6, ?">, 7, 8 and 10c yard.
800 yard Wool Piad Dress Hoods, real valuo 35c, at onlye. l/J^o
New Fall ldue ot* Up-to-dato Ladle** Clonks and Reefer*.
Wo were fortunato to purchaso whilo in New York five hundred sam
ples of up-todato Ladies Cloaks, made of thc very best material. When in
need of any CLOAKS it will pay you to seo our line before purchasing as we
will save you 50 per cent, on tho dollar.
Ono lot Ladle? Fine Cloaks, all colors, Silk Lined, at only. 81.50
One lot Ladles Fine Tan Cloaks, made of French Diagonal, al oniy.... ft. 15
One lot Ladles Black Cloaks, uiado of Fine Beaver, Silk Llued, at only. 81.98
One lot Ladles Kxtra Heavy Melton Cloaks, all colors, Silk Llued, .at only.- 88.48
One lot Ladles Black Bonclay Jackets,Silk Lined, at only.'..". St.48
One lot Ladles Black end Tsn Kersey Jackets, Silk Lined, at only.-. 84.36
One lot Ex i rn Fine Sample Lino Kusitau Blouse Jackets, value 810,. ?4.60
ODO lot Child's Heavy Beefers, in all sizes, at only. . 2fa
One lot Child's Cherlot Reefers, In all colors and sises, at only. 75o
One lot Child's Extra Heavy Helton Reefers, beautifully trimmed, at only. 98o
NEW FALL LINE OF MILLINERY.
We ofler 260 Ladles Elegantly Trimmed nats, any shape and color, at only._.". 98c
Ono Lot Richly Trimmed Children's Hats at only.n.M.? ? 48c
Do not buy any Ladies Hats until you seo our immense varioty of ele
gantly TRIMMED HATS whioh will be sold AT A SACRIFICE.
NEW SHOES. NEW FAIL IL LINE OF SHOES.
Our immense Shoe trade has forced us to inorease our Shoe stook. We
sell only solid leather Shoes at the very lowest prices. Our Shoe stook is now
complete. We purchased all of our Shoes from the largest manufaatures in
the United States and guarantee any Shoe that s?oes out of our Store.
One Lot Ladies Dongola Shooa, all solid leather, at only.75c
One Lot Ladies Grain Button and Laoe Shoes, all Bolid, at only .75s
One Lot Ladies Vesting Top Shoes, all sizes and solid leather, at only... 85o
One Lot Men's Brogan Shoes, oablo screwed, all leather, at only.75o
One Lot Ladies' Fine Dongola Saoes, sootoh bottom, value $2, at only. ..$1.48
Oue Lot Gentlemen's Yioi Kid Shoes, guaranteed all solid, at only.$1 50
One Lot Boy's Brogan ShoeB, all solid, 3 to 5), at only.50o
NEW LINE CLOTHING AND GENTS' FURNISHINGS,
j 100 Dozen Gents Fleece Line Shirts, well worth 50o, at only. 35o
10 Dozen Gents all wool Undershirts, regular value $1.50, at only. 95o
New Line Genta Hats of any style and oolor, from 25o to $2.00.
New Line of Gents Single Coats, valuo $2, at only. $1.48
New Line Gents Trousers, just received, worth $1.50 and $2, at only... $1.00
New Line Chesterfield Gents Blue Flannel Suits, real value $10, at only $7.50
Free, Free, Free-Hand Painted China FREE. A House-wife's delight, a
nicely arranged table. Buy your Goods of US and get a set of hand painted
CHINA FREE. Ask for CouponB for free Premiums.
Yours always truly,
LESSER & CO.,
UNDER MA8ONI0 TEMPLE. LEADING STORE OP AHDERSON.
Wliy Not Give Your House a Coat of
MAo l il
You can put it on yourself-it is
already mixed-and to paint your
house would not cost you more
_ than - .
?^ive or ?ix Dollars!
Orr^Gray & Co.
HOME SEEKER EXCURSION
The Western and Atlantic Railway and Nashville, Chat
tanooga and St. Louis Railway.
To points in Texas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory and Missouri. 8olid vesti
buled trains between Atlanta and Memphis. Only one change of cars to
principal weBtern cities. Very low rateB to all points North, Northwest and
West. Best service and quickest time via the Scenic Battlefield Route.
For schedules, rates, maps or any information, write
JOHN E. SATTERFIELD,
Traveling Passenger Agent, No. 1 Brown Building, Atlanta, Ga.
Sept 10, 1902 _
F 58 ?d
Acme Paint and Cernent Cure.
Specially used on Tin Boofs
and Iron Work of any kind.
For sale by
ACME PAINT & GEMENTICO.
F. B. CR AYTON & CO.,
Druggists, Anderson^S. O.