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J. F. CLINKSCAXEB, I EDITORS AKD
C. C. LANGSTON, ? PBOPBIETOBS.
ONE YEAH, - - - - $1 60
SIX MONTHS. - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1903.
If there is Anything especially
noticeable in Anderson jost now it is
prevalence of the spirit of advance.
There isn't a business or a calling in
Anderson that is not permeated
with it. The people from one end of
the city to the other are imbued with
a desire to help Anderson and a de
termination to do their full share in
her upbuilding. On every side there
are abundant evidences of the growth
and progress of the city. The volume
of business is growing rapidly find the
business houses are reaching out for
more territory. The manufacturing
interests show a keon appreciation of
thr cituation, and new enterprises are
are b?ing organized and established.
The educational interests aro expand
ing and improving day by day. New
buildings are going up on all sides,
new people are coming hero to take
part in the work of upbuilding thc
city, and new capital is finding its
way into many investments here.
Our people have realized to the f uii
degree the splendid possibilities of
the city, and are determined to leavo
no stone unturned in tho work of
developing her resources and making
known to the world her unequalled
advantages. There is no factional
division, we aro proud to say. Tho
concentrated effort of the community
will accomplish much, and henceforth
the business community will move as
one man through tho regularly organ
ized Chamber of Commerce. Im
provement is the watchword among
Andersonians. Anderson, within the
next five years, is to become a city of
20,000 people. To that end her citi
sens are now working with steady
determination. And their expecta
tions are to be realized, for combined
and energetic efforts will bring ail
to pass in due season.
We notice in the last issue of the
Southern Cultivator some sound ad
vice to the farmers in general with re
gard to the prospective scarcity of
grain for the markets next year. It
seems that there has been serious cur
tailment of all the grain orops in tho
west, the result of the late floods.
The Cultivator is exactly right when
it warns us of the situation, and puts
as on notice that, to meet the impend
ing eoaro?ty, we had better plant
before it ?B too late more corn and
? mm m -?
The reoord of immigrants into the
United States for the past oleven
months shows an enormous number of
new oitisens for this republic. The
ncnulsticn is 2rotB,?t?T fon?Hl?? ?n /man.
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&icy. iSut the quality of it is not
necessarily improving. Wo should be
looking to that now. Our bigness is
fully demonstrated; our worth must be
impressed upon the world.
Road-building in Pennsylvania is to
be oooduoted in a roasonablo and just
way. The plan contemplates tho
dividing the cost of durable, well-con
structed roads between the State,
county and township. The State is to
bear half tho expense, and tho county
and township each ono-fourch. Thoy
will be constructed by competent
road-builders, and kept in good re
A movement is on foot by designing
politioiana to unite the reform (?) or
disgruntled elements of the two great
political parties under populistio
leadership. To accomplish this pur
pose a meeting of an inoipient "Peo
ple's Party1 : has been called to assem
ble at Denver on July 27th, at which
time and place it is hoped to com
plete tho arrangements for tho unholy
The Sumter Watchman and South
ern wiBely suggests that if the Spar
enburg relief committee is unable to
ase all the money contributed for the
flood sufferers, it might place the un
expended balan?a in the hands of tho
Governor to be held by him as a per
manent relief fund to be drawn on in
emergencies when disasters make citi
zens of the State destitute and in need
of immediate relief.
The strike at the Lowell mill, Mass
achusetts, is at an end. This strike
cost the workingmen nearly a million
and a half dollars in wages, which mil
lion and a half dollars the mill compa
nies have saved. The strike began on
March 30, and bas thus lasted nearly
three months. The whole thing is to
be deplored, but it is said that the
mill companies wero glad of tho strike
because of the high price of material.
, Tho Rural Freo Delivery Syntom
scorns to hnvo been a countvy-pionic
free lunch for thc Republican ma
chines of Nev York, Ohio, Indiana
and Illinois. Tbo politicians got
everything but the pickles
Murder at Piedmont.
On Tuesday night, Juan 30th, nn old
negro man named Reuben Elrod, was
shot tu death at his home in_Antferson
County, auuuiouu uiiie ; rom Piedmont.
Old Uncle Reube was born and reared
in this settlement, and has been a fa
miliar personage about Piedmont ever
since the place was founded. He was
always ready to do odd jobs of every
kind, and was considered a kind of in
onensiv man, The one bad feature!
about him was that he had the reputa
tion of keeping a lot of loose negro
women about his place, and this, it
seems, led to his unuoing asnear as we
can gather from the evidence given at
the coroner's inquest.
It seems that sometime on Tnesday
night a company of men came to old
Reuben's cabin and demanded the wo
men who were in the house. In the
wrangle that ensued a shot was tired
through the weatherboarding of the
house at random, but the ball struck
old Reuben in the throat, cut his jugu
lar vein and caused his death. His
body fell on a lighted lamp he held in
his hand, and he was burned some
what about the neck and shoulders.
The two negro women who were in the
house claim that thc/ were badly
beaten with sticks and ordered to leave
the country. The women were evi
dently cowed, and could noto, woul 1
not swear to the identity of any of the
assailants. The verdict of the inquest
was, in brief, that Reuben Elrod came
to his death by a gun shot wound from
th" hands of parties unknown. There
WP> but one shot fired, aud close in
vestigation failed to discover but one
bullet hole in the body, which was in
the place already stated,
'i tie general impression about town
may be summed up iu the following:
A party of men, becoming disgusted
with the character of Elrod's house,
went out there for the purpose of
whipping the women and running them
out of tho community; and that the
Bhot was tired with tho intention of
scaring old Reuben and not for the
purpose of doing bim mortal harm.
The result was the tragedy as portray
ed above. It is a casu ot' men becom
ing JawlesB for the sake of punishing
The participators in the crime must
have beeu few in numbers, as tho affair
did not attract much attention until
the next morning. The locality where
it occurred is on a lonely road not
much traveled after nightfall. It is
not believed that any ot the residents
of Piedmont were in tho altair, aud our
people universally condemn the deed.
-Special correspondence ot the Green
Coming Cotton Crop of the Country.
Baltimore, July 2.-The Manufac
turers1 Record published this week a
dispatch from ita correspondent at Now
Orleans containing an interview with
W. P. Brown, the leader of the grent
bull movement in cotton, in which Mr.
Brown talks ns follows about cotton
prospects : .
"Thia is not a matter of speculation.
We are merchants of cotton an?! have
been for a good many years. I have
jcen a bull on cotton ever since it was
selling at4i cents. Cotton has simply
gone up in common with other values.
When cotton bold at Ai cents other
things were low. Iron has gone from
$0 a ton to $20 in this periou and iron
is not subject to drought or to boll
weevil. All you have to do is to dig
the ore from the ground and turn it
into pig iron. Cotton is sellibg at its
present price because it is statistically
worth it. Last fall I predicted that
this crop rvonld be about 10,730,000
bales, and it 1? being demonstrated
that my prediction waa alM?nt right.
The requirements of trade are very
much more than that. Conditions en -
tirely warrant present prices, for cot*
ton has never failed to sell around
present prices with the statistical con
dition anything like ns strong as the
f?resent one. There is not only a f ara
?e in cotton, but there is a famine in
dry goods now. IC the mills shut
down, of course that will add very
much to the present scarcity of dry
goods supplies. Although manufac
turers and jobbers of dry goods com
plain that* they can't sell goods on the
present basis cr raw material, thia will
eventually regulate itself. Consumers
must pay thepxices or go without the
goods, ned we know they won't do
that. Trade all over the world was
scarcely ever better and the consuming
world is iu condition topsy high prices.
It ls a mistaken idea that cotton bas
been forced to present prices. A legit
itunte demand and the strong statisti
cal position have put prices where they
are. If this were not the case I would
not be bulling cotton at present prices;
in other words, if prices bad been
forced up, and thc actual stuff - could
not bo sold at pre lent prices I would
say that cotton was dangerously high.
"As to the new crop, it is exceeding
ly late. This adds very much to an
already strong situation, as we cannot
expect much new cotton now until late
in September. As to the sise of the
new crop, it is entirely too early to
say much, though we know a late crop
is subject to a great many more neces
sities than any early one. For in
stance, there are three things that
could make this crop a failure, a great
deal of rain during the next few weeks;
or a severe drought during July and
August, or. an early frost. On the
other hand, if none or these things.hap
pen and we have perfect condition? ail
the way through and a very late fall,
we might make an average cron. Bnt
it is easily to be Been that the odds are
against thia year's crop turning out
an average one and t he world needs a
big crop, a very big crop. Eleven and
a half million to twelve million bales
would not be any too much. In fact,
with n crop of not over 11,500,000 bales,
I think prices will range high all dur
ing next season. The whole truth of
the matter is, consumption luis over
taken production and there is not
much ot either raw material or man
ufactured goods ou hand.
- The Edgetietd cutten mill has
been compelled to temporary suspend
operations, oo aoeoiiu? of the high
price of cotton and the low price of
- There is s goo?e 50 yearn old
owned by a farmer in Rhode Island.
Increase from 1 to 42
Hv actual weighic
that. r?ne pound o
Will increase in the above proportion
120,000 ?mueds of fled for yon? stock
Will hare a f<e>h lot of the above
flo.*?r" by inviting in a nuall amount
Uewov Gold M nie Slock."
In Memory of J. C. Griffin.
Whereas, God, in His ali wino provi
dence, has removed from oar midst our
beioved brother and ri?arnn j. C.
Grimu ; and whereas, we, the Dorches
ter Church assembled in conference,
desire to place upon .record a memento
of onr affection and respect for on?
departed brother; therefore, be it
1st. Resolved. That as a church we
boar in meek submission to the will of
our heavenly Father. _.
2nd. That in the death of Brother
Griffin the Church has lost a loyal and
faithful officer and the community an
honest, upright and model citizen.
8rd. That we feel assured onr loss ia
his eternal joy.
4th. That his stricken family have
onr heartfelt sympathy and prayers in
their sore bereavement,
5th. That a copy of these resolutions
be sent our County papers for publi
cation, and that they be also recorded
in the minutes of the Church.
Done by act of conference by the
Deacons as a special committee.
State Sunday School Association.
Mr. W. E. P-jlbam, chairman of the
State Executive Committee of the Sun
day School Association, has issued the
To Pastors, Superintendents and Teach
The 26th annnsl convention of the
South Carolina Sunday School Associa
tion will be held in the Washington
Btreet Presbyterian Church of Green
ville, 8. C., August 25-27. Theexeoutlve
committee recommends that the County
Conventions be held either during Joly
or August and that delegates be elected
to the State Convention. Mrs. Mary
Poster Bryaer, known as the most ex
pert primary teeober in this country,
will attend the convention, tench the
IcHHona and make addresses. We are
very fortunate in securing Mrs. Bry ner's
norvic* a for this meeting. Prominent
speakers of all denominations will take
pu rt. Programmen will bo issued later.
Tj?t all of our Christian people encour
age by prsnenc* au by sympathy this im
portant gathering, that great good may
come to tho cause we nil love so much.
The Piedmont Baptist Association will
convene with the Mt. Pilgah Baptist
Church, Anderson County, S. C., six
railes went of Piedmont and eight miles
south Of Ensley, on Thursday before the
1st 8unoay in August, 1003, at 10 o'clock
Introductory sermon bv Rev. O. W.
Campbell; alternate, C. C Fricks.
The following standing committees will
be expected to make reports at this meet
Executive-John M. Geer, Laban
Mauldin, E. B Richardson, W. F. Wyatt
and E. F. Allgood.
State Missions-J. M. Geer, W. R.
Wvatt, E. S. Griffin.
Home Mlpsionu-Laban Mauldin, W.
C. Scott, J. D. Aiken.
Foreign Missions-J. H. Brown, W.
?. Rohlnson, C. C. Fricks.
Munday School-A. W. Hudgens. J. B.
Richey, W. J. Spearman.
Temperance-F. R. McClanaban, T. E.
Clvde, J. M. King
Education-H. M. Allen, J. T. La
thnm, W. F. C. Owens.
Orphanage-E. F. Allgood, E. B.
Riabardeon, M. P. Rodgers.
Periodicals-D. I. Spearman, J. T.
Wiglngton, S. P. Philipps.
Nominations-W. T Odell, G. N.
Wystt, J. M. Garrett.
Aged and Infirmed Ministers-T. F.
Nelson, W. F. Wvatt, H. M. Uuvton.
Obituaries-J. T. Dobson, C. W. Cap
bell. A. T. Robertson.
Woman's Mission-Miss Maggie All
good, Mrs. A. M. McCord, Mrs, Pr, Guy
Historian-A. W. Hudgens, .Laban
J. Jameson, Clerk.
The annual meeting of the Ladies1 Un
ion will be held at 8 p. m. on Friday, the
31st. Delegates from each Church or So
ciety are requested to be present with re
ports. We will try to have an interest
ing program for the meeting.
Miss Ida Jameson, Pres.
SOUTH CAROLINA El I LIT AB Y
THERE is o**e vacancy in the 8tate
Beneficiary Sa' o.'arahlps to be awarded
on oom petit! > examinations for the
County of Andetbon.
Blank forms of application should be
applied for at once to Col. C. S. Gadsden,
Chairman Board of Visitors, or the Coun
ty Superintendent of Education. These
application?,-FULLY MADE OUT
must be in the hands of the Chairman on
the 30th day of July, in order to receive
attention. C. S. GADSDEN,
Chairman Board Trustees.
July 8. 1003 3 3
Farmers Warehouse Co.
THE Annual Meeting of the Stock
holders of the Farmers Warehouse Com
pany will ba held at the Farmers and
Merchants Banh, in the City of Ander
son, on Tuesday, August 4th, 1003, at 12
o'clock noon. N .
R. B. HILL, President.
ROB'T. E LIGON, Seo. and Treas.
July 8, 1003_3_4__
Notice to Creditors.
ALL persons having demands against
the Estate of B. H. Lattmer, deceased,
are hereby notified to present them,
properly proven, to the undersigned,
within the time prescribed by law, and
those indebted to make navmout.
W. J. STRINGER, Adm'r.
Joly 8,1003_3 3
Notice to Creditors.
ALL persons having demands against
the Estate of Polly Hyde, de
ceased, are hereby notified to present
them, properly proven, to tao under
signed, within the time proscribed by
law, and those indebted to make- pay
W. J. STRINGER, Adm'r.
July 8, 1903 _ 3 _3 _
WILL he Itt to the lowest bidder on
Joly 22, st 0 o'clock a. m., the building
?f H bridge over Brushy Creek, known ss
the Elrod Bridge, near'the Richard Elrod
place. Reserving the right to reject any
or all blds
J. N. VANDIVER,
July 7, 1903._
0,000 in Six Months 1
ig we have prov*:*
-that is, one pound of Seed will make
or 420,000 pounds of eatables for you:*
> 8eed shortly. Get in on the "g?ound
of Seed now. It will beat the "JKast
Saturday is always BIG MEETING BAT at our
Store. Tho rich and tho poor, tho "high and tho
low/' all moot hort to do their purchasing.
UNBEB-BUY, UNDER-SELL ia tho attraction
here. We buy from forced salee or direct from tho
manufacturers, and save you tho middle man's
GOOD GOODS, LOW PRICES.
4000 yards 40-inch Light Sheeting 3ic yard.
2000 yards best y ard-wide Sheeting 5c yard.
2000 yards Fast ?clcrsd Laws, fall belts, 10 yards, for 35c,
Fine quality 4-4 Bleaching at 5c yard.
Fine Blouse Linen at 10c yard.
Crash for Skirts at 5c yard.
Remnant White Goods in profusion at about half price.
Nice lot of Fine Lawns, Dotted Swiss, etc., at 6c to 25c yard.
Yard-wide Taffeta Silk at 75c yard. 31.25 Silk at 93o yard.
Fink, Blue, Black and White Taffeta Silk, worth 50c, at 39c yard.
40-inch Persian Lawn, 20c kind 15c, the 25c kind 20c yard.
Boys' Suits, worth 75c, at 49c Snit.
Boys' Suits at 98c, $1.25, $1.98, up to 84.50, worth 25 per
cent more than our price.
Men's Suits at 81.98 Suit.
Men's Tailor-made Suits, worth $15.00, our cut price 88.50.
Men's All Wool Worsted and Serge Suits, 87.50 vaines, at
Men's Panis at 98c and 81.25 up to $3.50 pair, worth at least
25 per cent more than our price '
We sell the best Genuine Dongola Ladies' Shoes on earth, and
guarantee every pair, at 81.25 and 81.50.
Ladies' Fine Shoes, 75c to 83.00 kind, at 82.50 pair.
Men's Fine Shoes 75c to 84,00 pair.
HATS, GENTS' FURNISHINGS, ETC.
Straw Hats, worth 50c, at 35c 75o Straw Hate at 39c.
81.00 Straw Hats 75c. Misses' 50c Sailois at 39c. 25c Sailors at
20c. Men's fi?? new lot, best styles, 50c each and np. .
Men's Elastic Seam Drawers, worth 50c, at 39c.
Men's Good Shirts, to arrive in a few days, at 10c each.
Men's Dress Shirts 35c, 75c kind at 50c.
, Lion Brand Shirts, beet Shirts made, at 98c each
NOT IONS-2 Balls Sewing Cotton lc, Box Blueing lc,
, 1 Box Shoe Nails lc, 1 Key Chain lc, 25 Envelopes lc, 24 Sheets
j Note Paper lc, 4 Big Cakes Laundry Soap for 5c, 3 Boxes Match
Bring this advertisement, trade $4.00, and get
I FREE a fine Box of Toilet Soap, 3 cakes in a box.
THt BEE HIVE.
G. H. BAILES & CO.
Beginning Saturday, June 20, "and ending July 20, we
offer our entire Stock of Clothing, Shoes and Hats at Ono?
Quarter Off. These Goods are all Bran New-come in this
$15 00 Suite, one-quarter off.811 75
10 00 Suite, one-quarter off._ 7 50 .
7 50 8uits, one-quarter off..... 5 60
5 00 Suits, one-quartet off..... 3 75
88 00 Pants, one-quarter, oft'_$2
2 50 Pante, one-quarter off.... 1
2 00 Pants, one-quarter off.... 1
1 50 Pants, one-quarter off.... 1
83 60 Boys' Suits, one-quarter off_82 65
3 00 Boys' Suits, one-quarter off.... 2 25
2 50 Boys* Suits, one-quarter off.... 1 88
1 50 Boys* Suits, one-quarter off... . 1 15
$3 00 Hate, one-quarter off... .81
2 50 Hate, one-quarter off.... 1
2 00 Hate, one-quarter off.... 1
83 00 Shoes, one-quarter off... .$2 65
3 00 Shoes, one-quarter off.... 2 25
2 60 Shoos, one-quarter off.... 1 88
2 00 Shoes, one-quarter off.... ? 50
1 50 Shoes, one-quarter off-1 15
NEXT TO FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK.
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Trunks and Ba
We have one of the most complete stocks of its
be found any wha*e. Bummer travelers will Sud it a
advantage to inveatigtue our offerings before concluding j
The Prices appeal to the most economical and the i
to the most critical.
Flat Top Canvas Trunks, 30 inches, at.\
Pla* Top Canvas Trunks, 32 inches, at..
Flat Top Canvas Trunks, 34 inches, at..
jftat Top Canvas Trunks, 86 inches, at...........
Fine Boiler Tray Canvas Trucks, 36 inches.
Fine Roller Tray Canvas Trunks, brass trimmings, 38 inches....'j
Oval Top Boiler Tray Trunks, brass mountings, 32 inches.. ?.a
Oval Top Boiler Tray Trunks, brass mountings, 34 inches.....
Oval Top Boiler Tray Trunks, brats mountings, 36 inches.....
Ladies and Gentlemen's Traveling Bi
Wp show everything now in this line from the lowest 60c, Hand ,
the finest genuine Cowhide Suit Case.
Clearance Sale of Floor Coverings.
Prices have dropped, and it is to your inter?s), to take advantage of
important fact. Csrpote, MattiDge> -Sugg, Art Squares, Linoleum and
Ckths. We want tb clear out, if. prices can do it, our entire Stock. !
We make Awnings both for Window ant
Let us give you an estimate.
a.-'?"". JUU?S H_ WE|L 4 Q
8 S?'S H
Just to see the boys scramble to pick up a few genfj
legitimate and irresistible
We throw out a few samples of what we propose to do tht? Spring itt
trading line. Some of them, you will see, are to close out because of tl
Beason, but geewhiz 1 notice the price :
20 Sacks Bliss, T^imph, and other varieties Seed Irish PotaUj
$2.60 pei Sack? former price S3.26.
Dean<fc Ratline's Fanoy Patent Flour, worth 05.00, our price *4.
Dean's Patent Flour, worth 84.25, we ask only $4.00.
Bully-good Plantation Molasses to go at l?c in barrel lots.
25 pieces pieces Cotton and Wool Jeana ranging in price from 8c
worth 25 percent mora than thia.
One Car Trunks, ranging in prie* from 98c for a Zinc Covered Tra
$4.50 for the finest Traveling Trunk on the market.
We are always Headquarters for
FEED ?ND PLANTATION SUPPLIEj
Ton will save dollars to give us your business on
lowest and our Goods are the]
0 Ti % frit YT\T\
JL ML M.
The Busy Hustlers.