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Published every Wednesday.
J. F. CL1NK8CALE8, I EDITORS AND
C. C. LANGSTON, S PBOPRIETORS
ONE YEAR, - --- $1 60
SIX MONTHS, --- 75
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3. 1903.
A movement for improved roads if
sweeping the whole Southern country.
Let the good work continue.
If the rogues in the postoflicc de
partment at Washington keep on fall
ing out we will presently discover thc
nature and extent of the shortage.
When the? farmers of South Caro
lina get to turning out as many hoof
cattle as they do bales of cotton thia
part of tho country will bc rich sure
Tho two hundredth anniversary of
tho birth of John Wesley, thc founder
of the Methodist Church, will be cele
brated ?ll over tho world on Sunday,
Good road conventions have been
held in several towns of the State.
There are more to be held in others.
There seems to be a general awaken
ing of tho people on tho importanoe of
good roads, and it is to bo hoped that
much good will result from tho pres
- mt * mm --
The "lily whites" have been de
feated io Alabama, and the "blaok
and tans" will be at tho next Repub
lican national convention with tho
same old delegation for sale. Mr.
Roosevelt's negro policy will avail him
naught if some man is there who wants
the nomination and has the ooin in
i lt is very gratifying to South Caro
linians to know that the South Caro
lina table at the bazaar recently held
in Richmond, Ya., was second best in
the proceeds notted from the sales,
Virginia taking the lead. The amount
taken in by the Bazaar was $20,000,
whioh will go to the Jeff Davis Monu
A Kansas Judge, the other day, in
declining to issue an order prohibiting
the publication of cvidenoo brought
out at a trial until after the verdict had
been rendered, declared that the press
was the bulwark of American liberties
and that it had the right to print all
of the news, sc long as the publication
was not subversive of justioe.
There is considerable clamor in the
priers about tho president being in
the Weit so long. It is urged thai he
should return to Washington and TB
some his duties. What for? Tho
government seems to be getting along
very well without him, and really, if
it were not for the papers, the people
j?Quld Q?( know but what he was in
the white ho???i
.in mi ? mm, ? > " -
3. C. darlington, late editor of the
Spartanburg Herald, has formed the
Garlington Publishing Co. and pur
phased that old, reliable and popular
weekly, The Carolina Spartan, of
whioh he will be the editor and man
ager, W. Zaoh McGee, editor of The
Educational, has been selected Mr.
Garlington'B suooossor as oditorof the
Herald. We wish both gentlemen
much success, ?*
J, K, Blackman has retired from
the editorial management rf the
Greenville News and has been suc
ceeded by R. W. Simpson, Jr., who
has heeii a member of the staff of the
News and Courier in Charleston for
the past six years. Mr. Simpson is a
son of Gol. R. W. Simpson, of Pendle
ton, is a most worthy young man and
eminently qualified for the duties of
his new position. Wc extend the right
hand of fellowship to Editor Simpson,
and wish him muoh suocess in his new
field of labor.
John Mitchell, colored editor of a
paper in Richmond, deolared in the
course of an address delivered in Roa
noke, Ya., the other day that "race
equality docs not exist, never has
existed, and never will exist," that
the better class of negroes, just Uko
the whites, desire a separation of
races, and that "the whites of the
south, especially1 thc old ex-slave
owners, are the best friends and only
true friends of thc colored race."
Mitchell is a sensible negro, anO
speaks the truth. Such speeches will
accomplish good for his race.
The New York Sun is a Republican
paper aad advice to the Democratic
party coming from it might not
be totally disinteroted, but thc
following chunk cf solid sense will
do for tho Democratic party or
any other like it: "If there is really
to be bjfmony in the Democraoy, tho
unnecessary rubbing-in of past mis
take i sill be as carefully avoided on
the ?ono aide as will be the stubborn
obtrusion of dead issues on the other.
An equal perception of the main
chance and an equal desire to Gua
common ground for .future co-opera
tion are the only indispensable^re
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Special Comxpomh ncc of Intelligencer
Washington, D. C., Juno 1, 1003.
Will there bo harmony in the ranki
of the d?mocratie party next year '
Will tho party bo able to get togetkei
and once moro present an united front
to the common enemy! Those aro thc
questions now uppermost in the minde
of all patriotic democrats in the coun
try. This is tho political nerve centei
of tho country. To this city come all
sorts and kinds of democrats as to s
Mecca and when they get hero it is at
natural for them to talk politics as it it
tor water to run down hill. I have
used the personal pronoun very little
in this correspondence. My opinion ae
an individual democrat amounts te
very little, but for the purpose of thie
correspondence I have talked to almost
every democrat who has visited thie
city since the adjournment of CongreBe
and 1 have done BO because I wanted
to present to the readers of this cor
respondence the true conditions of the
party gathered from an intelligent
consensus of opinion obtained from the
leaders of the party in the Congress
and out of it, and I want to give my
readers the result of my research in
I want to say right now that thoro is
going to bo harmony in tho party next
year and that all fuctiouB are going in
to tho battle in Berried ranks, with
visor down and lance at rest, all light
ing as never before and for a common
AU this Bcrapping and crimination
and recrimination between tLe socalled
Brynn and Cleveland factions of tho
1>arty at thia timo is more by-play, nt
east BO far as the Clevel&ud faction is
concerned. The olemont cf tho party
which left tho regular organization in
181)0 wants to get back and intends to
get back. ThiB talk of attempting to
renominate Grover Cleveland is all
balderdash and tomrayrot. That ele
ment is Bimply fostering that kind of
talk in order to "tryout" the regular
organization democrats and endeavor
to show them them the strength and
power they possess in the East, what
their defection has cost the party in
the past and how muchtthey can be
wo. th to it in tho future. They are
not trying to ride the pnrty or dictate
to lt or reorgaulre it.
Thoy only want recognition. ? have
warrant for those statements. They
come from the highest possible author
ity. They came from one of the lead
ers of the faction that refused to sup
port the ticket in 18'JO. I have the same
authority for the statement that the
so-calleu Cleveland faction of the par
ty is going to give tho ticket
tiie warmest and heartiest support
next year and that that support will be
given a candidate who is entirely sat
isfactory to the Bryan or regular ele
ment of the party. All they ask is
a reasonable platform and they will
support the nominee with earnestness
They will do this for the one, single
and overpowering reason that they
want to def oat Roosevelt for election.
They know that this cannot bo done
with any man who is not acceptable to
tho regular dem?crata who loyally sup
ported the ticket in 1800 and 1000, and
they want to win. In order to do this
they aro willing to follow instead of
attempting to lead, but they do not
want to be kicked in tho face as they
enter the democratic door and it were
folly for the regular democraoy to con
tinue to bait them. They are afraid of
Roosevelt, they do not want Roosevelt
at any coat and they do not intend to
have Roosevelt. They will not ask
for anything that the so-called Bryan
wing of the party, or, if yon please,
the regular democracy, cannot grant
gladly. I think they would prefer an
eastern man who is acceptable to Mr.
Bryan and the regular democracy, and
I think this will bo conceded them. If
so, then they will support the ticket aa
loyally as any democrat did in the years
of 1808 or 1000, and will help elect him
' triumphantly, for Roosevelt is their
bete noir ami they will KU to almost
any length to beat him. Let the regu
lar dewucrats then stop berating the
' gold democrats and the men who left
the party in 1890, for tliey will be with
them in 1004 and on thejerms dictated
by tho regular or ll ry uh democrats.
} lhere is no occasion tor republican
. smiles and cocksureuess at this time.
. They aro up against it good and hard,
t 'liiere is no further occasion for demo
> eratic dumps, for thc clouds are fast
> blowing over. The party is in better
- lix today than it has been since 1692.
' AU tl.is I have told you is still an un
I derenrrent and has not come to the sur
i face, but it will in the near future and
i all will see it as plainly as 1 do. Dcm
i ocratic victory is in the air.
' It now appears that all the trouble
' in the i'ostofiice department-the
1 favoritism, the wastefulness, the ir
' regularities, the deficits, the jobs, the
! scandals, and the rest of it-are the
' fault of ono Thomas W. G ilmer, an
$1,800 clerk lu the Treasury Depart
1 ment. Mr. Gilmer was an expert ac
countant in the office of Mr. Trace well,
the Comptroller of the Treasury, anti
in that capacity he had to examine ac
' counts as to which his superior office!
1 might be in doubt, or concerning whicl:
' further and more accurate information
seemed necessary. Among these ac
counts requiring expert scrutiny ant
competent analysis a great many cann
from the Postoffice Department, and it
now transpires that Mr. Gilmer's habil
of asking for explanations gave great
otfonse to certain high ollicials in tba
branch of the public service. When
ever ho fuund charges, entries, &c.
which he could no understand-and hi
seemed to have found a great many
lie went to the eminent personage sup
posed to know all about it, and boldly
asked for light. 1 need hardly sa]
that ho was not doing this on his owi
account, but under the orders of hi
chief. ComptrollerTracewell. Atlast
Mr. Gilmer's activities became so of
tensive to certain postal oflicers, win
had moro important caves than the ac
curacy of their accounts or the propri
ety of their expenditures, that the;
complained to him to the Assistan
Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Van
derlip. Gilmer was rude. He wa
meddlesome and intrusive. His re
queBta for information which the omi
nent personages in question could np
impart amounted to an insult. DJ
. with his bead! And it went off,
This occurred in 1800, nearly foo
years ago. Gilmer was put where h
could no longer offend the great me
of that day. _
At the time Comptroller Tracewel
was mystified. Indeed, as lately a
the Sd of the current month, he wrol
to the Postmaster General these wordi
"Mr. Gilmer was a most competen
painstaking and industrious clerk. I
ray office he displayed none of tb
traits of character of which' these con
Elaints were made." Mr. Tracewe
ns. amended and qualified this verdi*
during the past three weeks-und?
what inspiration 1 shall cot stop 1
consider. In hts lotter to the Poe
master General, Jfay 22, the Com]
trollet* discovers all sorts of shortcon
inge in the clerk to whom he paid sut
a glowing tribute just three weeks b*
fore. He now regards Gilmer wit
suspicion and speaks of him in tern
of disparagement. Evidently the tin
ima como when good men must star
together and when virtue must rebnl
wickedness. There is further test
mocy to the bad character of th
, wretch, Gilmer. It comes from e:
i Attorney General Griggs and from e:
Assistant Secretary of the Treasm
Vanderlip. If he had only refrain?
fror asking those silly questions <
such uien as Beavers and Machen ar
Perry Heath, the country would m
now oe shocked by the disgusting di
closures now coming to light every dt
in the Postoffice Department.
What the governmental departmen
at Washington need is a thoron*;
cleaning out with a democratic broo
and the people can furnish it. W:
they do itt
Charles A. Edwards.
D? YOU WAMT
OFFICE OF JOSEPH J. FRET WELL,
DEALER IN REAL ESTATE,
\??? ANDERSON, 8. C, June 1st, 1903.
We are entering the Real Estate Business for the Purchase ami Sale ut
Real Estate in the City and Counts of Anderson, and abo in enjoining
If you have anything in the Real ?state line that you wish to sell or
exchange, or if you want to buy desirable City or Country property, improved
or unimproved, it will be to jour interest to call and see us.
We now number on our list some of the most desirable landed property
to be fo?nd in the Piedmont section of tb?) Stat*.
Write us your wants, and we will euueavur to reply promptly to a.i in*
quiries. Correspondence solicited from all who want information in reference
to our country.
Large Tracts viii be divided to suit purchasers when possible.
We can furnish money on your purchat-e*, where you are not prepared to
pay all ca*b.
Soud in your names at once, if you wish to buy or sell, as thia ia the time
to get in shape before the Fall months, and make your arrangements for next
JOSEPH J. FKETWELL,
Dealer in Real li h tate, Anderson, S. C.
THE LINE FOR BUSINESS?
THE UNE FOR PLEASURE*
THE LINE FOR ALL THE BEST
Complete Summer Resort Folder
Malled Free to Any Address.
W.A.Tttsr. S. H. HAROWJCK. W.H.TATU?*.
PMS. Traffic Mer. Can't Pas?. Ac?nt. Asst. Can't Pasa. Aet.
WASiUKOTQM.S.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. ATLANTA, OA.
A BUSY DAY !
We try to make every day a busy day at this
Store. Every time you come you will fi?dseme*
thing new, something that will attract you.
Just received by express a new line of real Val. Lace.
A real nice quality Wash Val. Lace Edging, Insertion, Bead
ing, etc., at only 2io yard.
Fine French Val. Lace at 5c, 6c, 7c, 8o and 10c yard.
We sell a nice quality Cluny Lace at 10c yard.
Big lot of Remnant Embroideries came in too late for the
pole. They are here at about half price.
Nice line of Wool Dress Goods from 10o to 81.25 yard. .
44-inch Serge and Cheviot 65o goods, all wool, 50c yard.
44-inch Imported Brilliantine 49c yard and np.
Nice line of Lawns at 3 Jc yard. >
10c Lay/n in remnants at 5c yard.
Fine Sheer Organdies, 12 Jc quality, $t only Sic yard. ,
Very fine Sheer Black Batiste, 25c grade, at ldc yard.
Full line Wash Goods, all grades, new styles, 3Jc to 25c yard.
Prices commence at 39c for 50c kind, and ranges upward to
$3.60 pair for Pants that regular houses ask $5.00 for.
Men's Gau2& Shirts at 15c and up.
We sell a Dice Balbriggan Shirt and Drawers to rc atc h at 25 c
Sell 50s Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers 39c each, two for 75c.
Elastic Seam Drawers, 50c kind, at 39c pair.
? . SHOES, CLOTHING. ETC.
Ladies' Sandals at 75c pair. Ladies' Dongola Oxfords, worth
1 $1.25, at 98c pair. Ladies' Tan Oxfords, worth $1.00, at 49c pair.
1 Ladies' Fine Shoes 75c to $2.50 pair. Men's Fine Shoes from 08c
t pair np, and the best line of $3.00 Men's Fine Shoes on earth, in all
) Boya* Suits at 49c Suit A bice Wool Suit, well made, at
). $1.25. We have some real $6.00 Boys1 Suite at 83 98 Suit. Men's
) Suits from $1.98 Suit up. Best $10.00 Snits on earth.. Nice line
) of Thin Summer Coats 25c to $4.00 each.
\ FOR ONE CENT-2 Balls Sewing Cotton, 1 Ball
?Tape, 1 Fan, 25 Sheets Good Note Paper, 25 Envelopes, 3 Boxes
Matches, 1 Key Chain, 1 yard Ribbon, and hundreds of useful
artioles for one ru Qty penny,
THE BEE HIVE.
G. H. BAILES & CO.
In looking over our Stock we find
that we have a great many lots ene
and two of a kind. As we do not care
to carrv these over we have marked
MU vi m r
M ?Pk\ BF* 0% B
$10.00 SUITS NOW $8.00.
? 7.50 SUITS NOW 6.00.
6.50 SUITS NOW 5.00.
5.00 SUITS NOW 400,
Tlie One Price Olotliier.
Ona Door Below Farmers and Meiefcants Banfc
10 H 1/1/Ul! AT I A
Big Bargains in Wash Goods,
Imported Wash Fabric^
Included in this lot are auch popular fabrics as Silk Ba
tistes, Silk and Linen novelties, L ce Stripes, SiUf Corded]
Tissues, Silk Striped Ginghams and many other pretty fabrics,;
This is certain to attract many prompt shoppers, as the o??r-j
ingismadeata time just when most needed. These fabrics]
are all extremely light weight. Each piece in this offering
sells regularly from 60c to 7?c per yard. You can have yoi
choice this week at - - . . - . ? . * . . -, . ' 2fel
^hito Fancy Madras, One yard wide, manufactured at H
Belton. Th?se goods readily sold at 10c. This wo ok they S
goat - > - - - - - - - - - * ......... M
White Goode, fancy Lace effects, sold at 10c, this weals
Fancy Striped White Lawn, regular value 8c, at - 41.
White Mercerized Fancy Lace Effects, just tho thing:
a fine Waist, regularly sold at 20c, this week at - - -
Good quality Colored Muslins, regular value 5c, for
week at -.-------->--? - - - .
Fine Sheer Printed Batiste, beautiful designs, equal toi
finest imported goods, regularly sold at 16c, this week
JULIUS H. WEIS, ? CO.
Just to see tub boys scramble to pick up a few gem
legitimate and irresistible
^5Te throw out a few s?males of what we propose to do this Spring ia
trading line. Some of them, you will see, are to el'se out becauco of the
season, but geewhiz i notice the pries :
20 Sacks Bliss, Triumph, and other varieties Seed Irish. Potatoes
$2.50 pei Sack, former price 83,25.
Doan & Ratline's Fancy Patent Flour, worth 85.00i our prioo -84i25.
?'? Dean's Patent Flour, worth S4.25, we ask only $4.00^
Bully-good Plantation Molasses to go at 15o in barrellota.
25 pieces pieces vouon ana TTUUI uonw ?auguig ?** I?I?VD W to -i
worth 25 p?r cent more than. this.
One Car Trunks, rangii t in price-from 9So for a Zinc'Covered, Trunk
$4.50 for the finest Trav s. *ng Trunk on the market.
We are always Headquarters for
FEED AND PLANTATION ' SttPPLIESj
You will save dollars to gi ve us your business on^
prices are always lowest and our Goods are the
The Busy Hustlers*