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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 1903.
Mr. Cleveland is giving a good exam
ple right now of a citizen who knowe
how to mind his own business.
If President Roosevelt really en
joys his baby-kissing exploits, ho
ahould travel in the South. Here he
would find no lack of nice, Bhiny pick
The general synod of tho Reformed
.Church in America struck out of
its marriage service the "obey" prom
ise of the bride. A dead letter law
wero hotter repealed.
Ex-President Cleveland is not gen
erally supposed to be much given to
joking. But if he wero trying to have
a little fun with certain other persons,
particularly Mr. Bryan, ho oould not
do better than follow his present
The intorcst in tho Democratic can
didate for the presidency manifested
at this early date, promises much for
the success of tho ticket, as docs the
bravado with which Republican poli
ticians are inquiring whom they will
have to beat.
Based upon 3,030 letters to banks,
bankers, cotton commission merchants
and responsible planters embracing
every cotton-growing county in tho
South, Messrs. Latham, I 'exander &
Co. of New York estimate ac increase
of cotton aoroage in the United States
for 1903 at 737,878 acres more than
last year, and the average planting of
the crop as about fifteen days later
than the normal.
That was a wholesome form of pun
ishment which six small boys reoeived
in Atlanta recently. They were guil
ty of some misdemeanor,^acd their
parents were too poor to pay a fine
for them. The boys were too young
for ohaiogang work, and the presiding
judge agreed that if thc parents would
give them a good whipping in the
presence of polioo officers he would
flail it square. This is an example in
meting out justice which can well be
It is reported that South Carolina
has been spending more money than
she has been making. The inevitable
result of this kind of procedure would
be a hopeless state of indebtedness.
Tho financiers of the State are endea
voring to find somo way to bring the
revenues up to the amount of expen
ditures provided in the appropriation
acts. The estimated revenue for this
year will be above $1,000,000, and the
expenses provided for in the appro
priation aot will be nearly $100,000 in
excess cf that amount.
The Spartanburg Journal says that
the genera! relief committee appoint
ed to look after the distribution of
funds for the flood Bufferers now has
on hand about $18,000 in money whioh
is undisposed of. The committee
' SOiUfi days ago recognized the fact that
they would not need all of the money
that was coming in BO rapidly, and ac
cordingly statements were issued and
published to that effect, but the ;n
erosity of the people continued un
abated. The committee after expend
ing all that was necessary to relieve
flood conditions found that only $5,
500 was required. The Columbia
Stato very properly suggests that this
surplus money should be given to the
farmers who suffered by the high
water along the rivers. In many sec
tions they suffered serious loss, and
in some cases total destruction of their
crops. Many of these farmers need
help, and we do not think tho contri
butors to the relief fund will make
unfavorable criticism if tho surplus
be so applied.*
A few days ago the Supreme Court
rendered a decision whioh may put a
stop to outrages committed by State
constables who illegally seizo goods
under color of the dispensary law.
The case came up on an appeal from
Spartanburg County, and was known
as Mattie Moore, appellant, vs. Ben
W. Eubanks, respondent, and the
opinion of the lower court was re
versed, it being decided that an action
for claim and delivery might be
brought to test 'whether or not the
aeisnre of liquors by dispensary con
stables waa in accordance with the
law or not, no other remedy being
provided in the dispensary law. Here
tofore it has been the rule, and the
Spartanburg court so deoided that ap
plication for a return of property
seized should be made to either the
governor or to the board of directors.
This decision, however, means that
regular claim and delivery proceedings
might be instituted, it being left for
the court or jury t). decide -whether
the liquor hoing transported was for
illegal purpose or not. . The case como
up on thu seizure of a wagon and ho? sc
in Spirtanburg and waa taken to the
Supreme Court more for a test or an
interpretation of thc law than any
The Toxaway Dam.
It ie learned here on unquestioned
authority that the Southern Railway,
the Blue Midge Railroad and the An
derson Water, Light and Power Com
pany, which would Buller tremendous
damage in the event of any serious
break in the Toxaway dam, will send
engineers to the Sapphire country to
make a careful examination of the
structure. So many conflicting reports
have been received in Greenville about
the dam that it ia impossible to form
any adequate idea as to its strength
and holding powers without an inves
tigation by experts. It is for this rea
son, therefore, that the companies
whose property would be at the mercy
of the floods, are determined to secure
an official report on the subject. Ort
hand opinion by men not capable of
giving the views of an expert, will not
The Toxaway dam is 27 miles in cir
cumference. Tn many places the wa
ter is fifty feet deep. Should this
mighty volume ever escape, there !
would be another Johnstown horror, j
It would crush the Seneca river tres
tles on the Southern and Blue Ridge,
into kindling wood and it would sweep
away 'he dam at Portman Shoals, near
Anderson, which is considered tho most
powerful structure of tho kind in tho
State. The wild rush of water would
lind an outlet in tho Savannah river
and would flood the city of Augusta.
There is so much at stake, so many
thousands of acres of farming land to
be destroyed, that the people who
Htand to lose everything will not feel
secure until they receive tho informa
tion which will be supplied by engi
neers of ability and integrity. There
is no desire to injure the owners of
Toxaway, but men whose millions eau
bo wrecked in a night, want to know
the truth And they expect to get thia
at any coe'.
According to newspaper and other
reports, the dam is 'mightily built of
s tun e. From other sources, however,
it is claimed that nothing stronger
thnu a bed of earth holds the billions
and billions of tons of water.
It would make the head of the aver
age man dizzy to speculate on the aw
ful devastation which would follow,
should the waters of Toxaway seek an
outlet to the level of the sea. Every
bridge and railroad trestle on Seneca
River would disappear. The county
bridges on Koo wee would be picked up
like corks, and the fanners would lose
everything for miles along the river
banks. Portman Shoals furnishes
power for three cotton mills in Ander
son, supplies publio and private light
ing plants, and turns the wheels in
numerous industrial plants. The
Portman dam hns the strength of Gi
braltar, but it would be frail and weak
should tho mad waters of Toxaway
break from their bounds. Thia dam
age alone can hardly be estimated.
Thc cavings of a life time in the valley
regions would simply be ruined by any
serious trouble in the mountains.
Little River, a feeder of tho Seneca,
would not be able to run in ita usual
way, and waters would back up and
damage the splendid property near the
Newry cotton mill.
Tho cutir? country along tho streams
which have their fountain head in the
Sapphire country, were alarmed in the
recent storm days wheu reports came
that Toxaway was doomed. For near
ly twenty-four hours the suspense was
terrible. The people realized what a
calamity of that kind would mean, and
there was rejoicing when it was known
that the dam structure was intact.
Since that time, however, the owners
of property which would be at the
mercy of any overflow, have seen the
I importance of making an f vestiga
tion. This is the only way by which
the situation can be relieved, and if it
ia shown that the dam is unsafe, there
must be some remedy at law which
will give the people the protection
they desire.-Greenvile News.
We have been having nice showers,
and the farmers ure busy trying to
keep ahead of the grass.
Sirs. vV. W. Brown is quite sick.
We hone she will soon be np again.
Jas. W. Sherard is visiting relatives
Mrs. Catii cri nc Stevenson is spend
ing a few days with her brother, Wm.
I Hanson, who is quite sick,
I On account of illness, Rev. O. Y.
Bonner failed to meet his appointments
at Gencrostee, Grove and Iva lastSab
; bath. This was quito a disappoint
ment to the people of our community,
but we hope to have Mr. Bonner with
us at a later date.
ih'iss Lizzie Stevenson is attending
the Ten chefs Normal at Anderson.
; Messrs. Clarence and Ira Jt/cLiu
were visiting friends here last Sabbath.
J. M. Stacks, who moved from here
to De Queen, Ark., about a year ago,
is oxpeotM to visit his old home this
week. He cornea to accompany the re
mains of Williard Hall, who was killed
in a railroad occident ct De Queen.
Rev. Mr. Fennell preached a fine ser
mon in the A. R. P. Church, at Iva,
last Sabbath night. Rev. J. V. Black
is expected home from Ohta this week.
W. C. Sherard, of Abh ?ville, made a
short visit to relativea this week.
Juno 23. Nemo.
A Terrible Hailstorm.
Lanes. June 10.- Today as the sec
tion of county traversed by the hail
storm of yesterday afternoon is heard
from the force as felt at this place ir
con i inned. Shingles on the housetop ?
were split oft'and great holes made in
the roofs, even roofs covered with tin
did not escape without damage, holes
bein?: punctured through the tin by
the large atones coming with such
rapidity and force. Window blinds
and sashes were also shattered on the
north side of the houses. Quantities
of chickens were killed and all fruit
was stripped from the trees.
The bark was knocked off of pine,
oak and other trees where the nail
atones would strike them. Corn and
cotton is badly beaten down. Nothing
but the etalkB with an occasional leaf
is visible, though it is thought these
will put ont and yet make a half crop
This morning at 0 o'clock there were
still a good many hailstones in seclud
ed spots measuring two inches in cir
cumference notwithstanding the warm
The path of the storm is very percep
tible, having a dead, hazy appearance
on account of the thinness of the trees'
Only those who witnessed the down
pour of ice could perceive uf its mag
nitude, and it is tobe hoped we will
not have another such visitation soon.
-Special to The State.
At an early hour yesterday (Sunday)
morning, the Piedmont Drug Co's,
store was burglarized by about as
clever, painstaking a burglar as has
ever operated here. He made his en
trance through ono of tho glass doors
at the front, removing very carefully
tho glass, etc., and leaving it on the
floor all ready to replace when discov
ered. It is not known exactly how
much he appropriated though a man
dolin is missing.
Our Graded School closed a most
successful term last Friday afternoon
with appropriate exercises by the
pupils, some four hundred of whom
were present. The exercises were fine,
and spoke well for both pupils and
teachers. At the conclusion of the
exercises each of the children present
were presented with a nice package cf
candy, confectionery, etc., by the
Piedmont Manufacturing Co Two
handsome medals were presented by
Prof. Bickenbaker, one to Master Geo.
Sloan, for excellence in spelling, and
the other to John Vernor, for excel
lence in scholarship. The enrollment
this year waB six hundred and fifteen.
A very good game of baseball was
played here Saturday p. m. be
tween the Piedmont and Easley teams.
A good crowd and the score 9 to 4 in
in favor of Piedmont.
The Ice Cream festival on Hotel Hill
Saturday night was quite a success.
The music was furnished by the Smyth
Concert Band, and was very much
enjoyed. Proceeds were for tho benefit
of the Piedmont band.
Our Hotel and boarding houses aro
full to overflowing this week. Machine
and telephone men every where, Clever
follows, and we are glad to huvo them
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Chandler, of
Newberry, who have been spending
several days with relatives here return
ed homo yesterday.
Miss Ella Sproles, of Greeuwood, is
visiting Miss Sarah Donnald this week.
June 22,1003. X.
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Hurricane Creek Items.
Graes, grass is the cry with every
body. Farmers did more work last
week than any previona week this year,
i and most of them say it will take all of
I this, week for them to catch np with
their work. Forward cotton is looking
fine. Co*n, where it has been properly
worked, ?B doing well. Wheat is the
sorriest through this section it has
been in several years. Mr. Foster has,
started with his thresher and is doing
good work. AU who want good work,
would do well to employ him.
I "Children's Day" was observed at
Shiloh yesterday (Sunday). An un
n anally large crowd was present,
j Those who had pieces to recite render
! ed them nicely. The following are the
names of those who recited: Miss
Mary Spearman, Frank Lee, Calvin
Garrett, Jesse Brown, Barbara itich
nrdson. Emmie Reed, Etta Fleming,
I William Bryant and Miss Nannie Wil
liams. Then followed Prof. Holloway,
of Willlamston, with a fine ad Ires* to
j the children. The exercises wei ? h ^li
ly enjoyed by all present.
Mr. D. E. King has been sick for the
last two weeks with rheumatism, but
we are glad to say he is improving.
Weston Moore, son of Mr. J. J.
Moore, is very Bick at presont.
My. Perry Brown and wife, of Green
ville, spent Saturday and Sunday with
the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. E.
The Misses Spearman and brother, of
Big Creek, were the guests of the
Misses Fleming, Sunday.
Wo attended Sunday Sohool and
Preaching at Mountain Springs Sun
day afternoon and listened to an in
teresting sermon by Rev. Mr. Clyde.
June 23. Observer.
Buy our Blacksmith TOOIH from
B r?.ck Hardware Cc.
This is the ideal season
to. enjoy a : : : r :
Nice New Buggy,
And we have a splendid line of them to select from at reasonable prices. If
you need a nice
Sfvc of ii arness?
It will jay yi a to to?- ns before you buy.
Yours for New Buggies,
VANDIVER BROS. & MAJOR.
Increase from 1 to 420,000 ipi Six Months 1
By actual weighing we have proven
that one pound of our..
Will increase in the above proportion--that is. one pound of Seed will make
420,000 pounde of feed for your stock or 420,000 pounds of eatables for your
Will have a fiesh-lotnf' the above Seed shortly. Get in on the "ground
6001" hy iuvt-?-nujr iu a ?mall amount of Seed now. It will beat the ''East
L-'cwVy OoM Mun* Hiock." '
The Store that buys only the Best Goods, and does
not misrepresent them. We positively guar
antee to sell yon better Goods for the
.ame money than yon can
bny elsewhere S
And EVERY article yon bny from ns jnst as repre
We ?eil the Celebrated Lion Brand Collar?, warranted not to
wilt from perspiration, at 15c, two for 25c.
Big Job Real Woven Madras Shirts, cost $6.60 per dozen, we
cloted ont the lot and sell them at retail at 50c. each.
Men's Elastic Seam Drawers, 50c kind, at 39c pair.
Mon's Balbriggan Undershirts at 16c each and up.
We sell the Celebrated Lion Brand Shirts, worth 81.25, at
Men's Linen Collars 5c. each. $
Big Job Men's Suits, worth $6.00, at $3 98 Suit.
Men's All Wool Worsted Suits, worth $7.50, at 95.00 Suit.
Men's Fine Suits, tailor-made, worth $15.00, at $10.00 Suit.
Boys' Suits at only 49c each.
Fine Tailor-made Boys' Suits at $1.25 to 84.50 Suit.
Big lot of Men's Pants, bought at a sacrifice. Pants at 98c,
worth $1.25. Pants at $1.25, worth $2.00. Pants at 81.75,
worth $3.00. Very Fine Pants at $3.00 and $3.50 pair.
Men's Heavy Apron or Plain Overalls, 50c kind, at 39c pair.
Beat $1.00 Union-made Overalls made at 90c, with a 10c
Handkerchief free with every pair.
We can save j ou money on Fine Wash Goods, Silks, Dress
Goids, Notions, Staple Goods, Etc.
40inch Sheeting, light weight, at 3io yard.
Dark Calico at 3ic yard.
Fast Colored Lawns at ?io yard.
We eell a line of Ladies' Fine Shoes at $1.25 and $1.50 that
will wear the equal of any $2.00 Shoes. Ladies' Fine Shoes 75c
to $2.50 pair.
Men's Fine Shoes 98c to $4.00 pair.
f?Ol IONS-Baby Caps 5c each. Ladies' Kid Gloves,
worth $1.00, at 50c pair and up. Ladies' 10o Hose at 6c pair.
Two Balla Sewing Cotton lc, one Ball Tape lc, tweaty-five Sheets
Note Paper lc, twenty-five Envelopes lo, three Boxes Matches lc.
Write for Samples of anything you need.
Beginn'ng Saturday, Jmie 20, and ending inly 30, we
offer our entire Stock of Clothing, Shoes and Hats at One
Quarter Off. These Goods are all Bran New-come in this
$15 00 Snits, one-quarter off..
10 00 Suits, one-quarter off..
7 50 Suits, one-quarter off..
5 00 Suits, one-quartet off..
. 7 50
. 6 60
. 3 75
$3 00 Pants, one-quarter, off.. . .$2 25
2 50 Pants, one-quarter off.... 1 83
2 00 Pants, one-quarter off_1 50
1 50 Pants,one-quarter off.... 1 15
$3 50 Bojs; Suite, one-quarter off... .52 65
3 00 Boys' Suits, one-quarter off.... 2 25
2 50 Boys' Snits, one-quarter off.... 1 88
1 50 Boys* Suits, one-quarter off.... 1 15
S3 00 Hats, one-quarter off. ?. .$2 25
2 50 Hats, one-quarter off.... 1 88
2 00 Hats, one-qtmrter off,.. * 1 50
1 50 Hats, one-quarter off.... 1 15
$8 50 Shoes,.one-qnarter off. ?. .$2 65
8 09 Shoes, one-qusrter off.... 2 25
2 60 Shoes, one-quarter off.... X 83
2 00 Shoes, one quarter off.... 1 50
1 50 Shoes, one-quarter off.... 1 15
NEXT TO FARMERS AND.%SR8HANT8' 3AKK.
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... BARGAINS IN *r
Af the Height of the Season.
For prettiness, for neatness, for wearing qualities, for the
comfort there ia in getting the moat for your money, tho m&?
teriala mentioned stand supreme.
This popular material in every conceivable effect-flow-j
ered, striped aud figured-and suitable for Ladies' and Chil-!
dren'e dainty Bummer Dresses, worth 121.2c, now 6 l-2o;
A particularly fashionable offering is our Mgured Colored!
Batistes-will make very stylish Suits, would be low in pric&j
at 16c, this week 10c. Bee these excellent values for your?
self. High in quality and low in price, which means al
chance to save your money.
Clearance Sale of fine Trimmed Mat?,
Our entire Stock of FAITEEN HATS are now marked!
down less than half the cost of production.
. Great slaughter in prices of untrimmed Hats, which ia*|
elude Sil the latest Summer Shapes, at 15c.
Windol and Boor Awnings made to order. Xet us figure]
with you and give you an estimate.
HATS TRIMMED FREE OF CHARGE.
JULIUS H. WEIL ? CO.
a ii mi wm mm Bab B
Just to see the boys scramble to pick up a few genuine,]
Legitimate .and irresistible
^e throw out a few samples bf what we propose to do this Spring in the]
ling line. Some of them, you will see, are to close ont because of the late]
)n} but geewhiz 1 notice the prica ;
20 Sacka Bliss, Triumph, and Other varieties - Seed Irish Potatoes at j
12.50 pei Sack, former price 83.25.
Dean & Ratline's Fancy Patent Flout , worth $5.00, OUT price $4.25.
Dean's Patent Flour, worth. $4.25, we ask only 84i00.
Bully-good Plantation Molasses to go at 16c in barrel lote.
25 pieces pieces Cotton and Wool Jeans ranging in price from 8o to 25c, j
north 25 per cent more thaii this.
One Car Trunks, ranging in price frota 98c for ? Zlnq Covered Srunk
L50 for the finest Traveling Trunk on the market.
We are always Headquarters for
FEEL PL?f?T?T?OK SypPUES.
You will save dollars to give us your business on
Our prices ar? always lo westland our goods ar? thebesM
Xhe Busy ?Luat??r?.