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J. F. CL1NK8CALE8, 1 EDITORS AKD
O. C. LAW08TON, S PBOPRIXTORS.
ONE YEAR, - - - - tl BO
31X MONTHS, - - - TO
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 1903.
The Southern Textile Company,
which was recently formed in New
Orleans, has effected a merger of about
seventy cotton mills in North Caro
lin.'?, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,
Tennessee and Louisiana. It appears
from the press dispatches that the
ilea of the concern is to get the yarn
?ills and smaller cotton factories iuto
a'combine so as to decrease thc cost of
production. The merger does not in
oludo any of thc mills in South Caro
Ana. _ J _
Under an order issued by Secretary
of War Koot the first honor graduate
of the South Carolina Military Acad
emy will hereafter be eligible each
year to admission into thc United
States Army ss second lieutenant.
Many Citadel men have in the last
few years secured good appointments
in tho army, and tho order bears evi
dence of thc merit and high standing
of this fine old academy. Thc action
of thc War Department should have
an excellent effect upon the student
There is considerable speculation
just now as to what tho opening fig
ures will be for tho new cotton crop.
There are many who believe that cot
ton will sell at least at ten cents per
pound from tho jump and that those
prices will keep up for several months,
while the more bearish are of the
opinion that the opening figures will
be around nine cents, and that tho
prices will drop shortly within a month
after the opening of the season. It.is
pointed out by tho bears that a tre
mendous amount of land is under oul
tion and that the crop this season
will not bc less than twelve million
bales. On the other hand the bulls
say that the demand for goods will
call for a crop of thirtoen million bales
and that tho staple is bound to bring
good prices. The people will not
have long to wait to see whioh of thc
two are correot.
At the last session of tho Legisla
ture r. Stato tax commission was ap
pointed to ascertain a satisfactory <vay
to put the Stato on a cash basis, what
additional sources of revenue are
available and what ohanges should be
made in the present system of assess
ment and oolleotion of taxes. The
commission met in Columbia last
week, and after a short conference
adjourned to meet agsin on thc 15th
of September. The expenses of tho
State government are approximately
$1,100.000. Tho State has beon fail
ing to meet its expenses by about
$100,000 a year, and the sentiment of
tho members of the commission seems
to be to raise tho income rather than
reduce tho exponse. To meet this
perplexing problom it has been sug
gested that a half mill franchise tax
bo charged against the charters of all
corporations, both foreign and domes
tic. It is claimed that tho aggregato
oapital stook of these corporations will
amount to more than the present total
tax valuation of tho Stato. A remedy
for the present inadequate financial
system might bo found in a fair and
full assessment of the taxable property
of the State at its real value
1 he, movement in this country in
the interest of good roads has mado
some progress within a few years, but
it has been largely sentimental. It
cannot fairly be called more than a
start. The Federal Government and
the States have not yet taken a lively
interest in the subject, although a
few States have got as far as giving
the causo ? little financial aid, It is
not to be doubted that highway re
form is taking hold of the pnblio, and
it may reasonably be predioted that
the time will come when tho bad road
will be the exception. Some one who
j has studied the aubjeet of good roads
ia rotation to transportation has done
a little figuring, with a view of afford
ing an idea of the valuo of improved
highways-the value in dollars and
cents. ?...?The price of wheat," ho
says, "is increased for localities hav
ing properly improved transportation
facilities. If it costs a farmer $1 to
haul 100 bushels of wheat a milo over
A dirt road, and by macadamising the
road thia cost can be reduced to 20
cents a mile, the prioe of wheat ie
raised accordingly. Ono milo saves
80 coots. Ten miles saves $8 for 100
bushels, or eight oents a bushel-the
increase in prioe of eaoh bushel-not
considering tho larger load that eau
be carried on macadam roads." Con
sidering the reduction iu the cost of
transportation ali products of tb e farm
as well as those which the farmer
hauls home, it is entirely safo to say
Shat goon" roads aro a Splendid invest
ment; Those who arnlpreaobing tho
gospel of .improved-highways are en
gaged in a great work,'and^heir efforts
deserve to bc sanae*****! a?; they
could; wish. _ /-Nothipgl^bu^n. proper
and genuine understcndiog of the
value of good roads is necessary to in
sure the triumph of thc movement,
and there ought, therefore, to be no
cessation of the campaign of educa
tion, the beneficiaries whereof should,
wherever possible, be induoed to pay
for an object lesson stretch of im
proved road. It's a great pity that so
good a thing should come so slowly.
An Enjoyable Occasion.
Family reunions have come to be
quite common in these days, and in al
most every community wo hear of
large gu the mi gs of relatives and friends
at some old homestead to celebrate the
day and to enjoy the occasion in re
counting tho many incidents of family
history that have- been handed down
from generation to generation.
To our mind t li ero is something real
ly worth while in these family gather
ings, and it would be well for UH and
our children if the members of the
family should meet nt least once in a
year and Bpend a day in pleasant recre
ation-in hearing and telling of the
many incidents of tho early days, when
our grandparents and great grandpa
rents lirst Htittlnd in tho wilds where
now their grandchildren of soveral
generations are living and enjoying
tho advantages of civilized citizenship,
which is made secure to them through
the many hardships and heroic strug
gles of tho hardy Hettlers who enter
ed this upper Carolina where the In
dian then roamed, the sovereign of
the land, and the wild animals haunted
the forests around tho new Bottlers'
cabin and clearing.
At that time our forefather cleared
the forest and tilled his little crop with
his trusted riilo near athand, while tho
mother kept strict watch at tho cabin
and guarded her little ones with zea
lous caro lest they stray too far awuy
and sutler attack from the ferocious
wild beust, or be kidnapped by some
lurking red man, who was often on the
watcli and ready to seek revenge for
the unwarranted intrusion of the pale
To our worthy ancestors JLese were
real dangers and of frequent occur
rence, but in our day, how different,
and how much wo owe to them for tho
peaceful and prosperous a tate of affairs
It was our pleasure and privilege to
bo present at the family reunion held
on the 20th inst, at the old Moorehead
homestead, near the northern limits of
the city, which beautiful place is own
ed by one of the descendants-Robert
Moorehead. His grandfather, John
Moorehead, came from County Mona
8han, Ireland, in 1702, landing at New
astle, Penn., from which place he re
moved to Union District, S. C., during
the time of the American Revolution,
afterward removing again in 1788 to
tho home above descsibed.
Here he with several of his children
lived, und from this place have gone
out from time to time fully 800 ot his
descendants, who are living in various
parts of the .South and West.
There wore live sons and throe
daughters of John Moorehead and all
lived, married and reared largo t anti -
lies of children. The youngest of tho
sons, Alexander Moorehead, Esq.,
lived and died at the old homestead,
where his youngest son, Robert Mooro
head, still resides.
The company who assembled on this
occasion were not so numerous as at
other meetings which wo have attend
ed, as tho weather was threatening,
but there was about 170 persons pres
ent, a majority of whom were the lineal
descendants of John Mocrehead. The
meeting was held near the school house
in the grove, where seats had been ar
J. W. Quattlebaum, Esq., introduced
General M. L. Bonham aa the first
speaker, who made one of his usually
brilliant and masterful addresses
which was attentively listened to by
every one present, ana which was in
teresting and entertaining throughout.
We were really sorry when tho General
clo?ed his remarks, and could have
wished they were extended, but the
speaker waa human, yon know, and
the hour being one o'clock, he seemed
to think that probably some of the
children were becoming impatient for
their dinner-and then, too, he was
probably u little hungry, also. At any
rate dinner was announced, and finch a
meal ! Only those present know any
thing about it? and this article would
bo too long for the printer were we to
attempt enumeration of the viands.
Plenty t Yes, and more, of everything
that n hungry mau could want and tho
cooking-Well, the ladies have certain
ly not forgotten their lesson in this re
spect, though they have the steamer'
and stove, of which gran dm sm a knew
And after tho dinner was over then
came the fruits and watermelons in
endless quantity and great variety and
of Bupenor. quality to anything we
have had the fortuno to taste of lately.
Oh! what a feast and frolic hero on the
hill where our grandpapas and grand
mothern were .vent to play and romp
more than a century ugo-and looking
forward a century where will onr de
scendants hud room to sport and pie
nio in thia rapidly growing, thr!*^-~
County ? Will there bo any place for
them then, or will they resort to roof
gordenB for their play grounds? They
will have to settle that question. We
will not likely be here to trouble about
Dinner over w*t all gathered at
the stand to listen lo a plain, practical
talk from our venerable citizen and
friend of our ancestors, Hon. B. F.
Cray ton. His remarks were good, as
they always are ou such occasions, and
we were truly glad to have him with
ua as our honored gue??; May ho live
many years and attend our reunions
with each successive year.
We noticed one of tho treasured
family relics, draped upon the limb of
an oak near by. Upon enquiry we learn
ed that the aforesaid .clio was a coun
terpane which was woven in Ireland
150 years ago by the same John
Moorehead, lirst named, who was a
weaver b> trade, and who had plied
the beam in every County in Ireland
with the exception of throe probably
before he sailed' from Londondery in
1702. The colora wero white and blue
J. A. Pruitt
Aro n?>w Open, Ih
Here ar? a few "Knockout
Good Green Coffee.
A better Green OdTee_.
Best Java Cofie?...
A Good Roasted Golf.e.!.
Fancy Patent FL ut.
Half Patent Flour.,.
One visit to our Store will
line" to save you money. Pie
Yours very truly,
'THE CASH GF
and th? fabric was composed of cotton
and wool. The fact of cotton entering
into a woven counterpane of auch anti
quity waa doubted by some present,
but after a careful examination ii was
deeided that toe licecy staple was there
plain to be seen.
The much prized relic is now the
property of Mro. Annie Denn Beaty,
a great granddaughter of the weaver,
whose mother, Mro. Narcisaa Dean,
waa a daughter of ?be youngest mem
ber of thermally of John Moorehead,
who married Major Lewis in 1803, Just
a century past.
We were much impressed by an in
cident that was brought to our atten
tion during the dinner hoar. Juet be
fore the dinner was announced a city i
hack arrived, and there alighted a lady ?
with six children, the youngest an in
fant in arms. Upon further inquiry1
we found that the lady was an oathu-1
elastic member of the family from !
florida, and that she had travelled ?or i
the past two days and -nights from her I
home in Ocula, Florida, with all these
children, and for the expre? purpose
of attending this reunion. We for
bear using harnee* but we wnnt to re
mark in this connection that if there
nie only ti few others of thu family who
?ire thus alive to the perpetuation of
che annual meetings utt tins one good
woman from Florida, there need he no.
fear whatever that the Moorehead
name ami fame should ever cease to
live and flourish. Our hearty congrat
ulations to the hoad ol! the family who
possesses such a wife and who ?B the
father of such promis:UK children.
Long will the name bu remembered
where you have made yout home and
found your earthly treasures in such
as we see here of your family.
Following the remarks of our honor
ed friend there waa a short business
feature introduced by the csmuittee
of arrangements, thc object of which
wo learned was tp organizo the Moore
head family and their descendants into
u society for the perpetuation of the
1 annual meeting, ?ind iu order to pro
vide for tho recording of family history
and tho preservation of the name of
the members so far us they may be ob
tained. The members selected tho
following us tho oilicers of the "Clan
Moorehead", which is tho name adopt
ed by which they ure to bo known as a
President, ltobort Moorehead.
Vice Presidents, one member from
each of the original descendants of
John Moorehead who are to be select
ed later by the President.
Sec. and Treas., J. B. Lewis.
Historian, Rober?- A. Gentry.
Committee of Arrangements, Mrs.
Mary Jliooreheau Bnrnss, Mrs. Alice
Burriss O'Neal, Mrs. Estelle Burnes
Eskew, Mrs. Hannah Moorehead Kay,
Mm. Annie Dean Beaty, Mrs. Mary
Jolly Elliott, Mrs Nannie Pool Harri
son, Miss Bettie Stevenson.
We think this a spendid idea to name
: the committee of arrangements and
comoose them of tho ladies of the fam
Wise people-these Moorohead's;
they ure looking forward to future
meetings of this kind and they are
placing thc responsibility where they
know it wil' be promptly and properly
met. Wo hope wo will bo able to at
tend the next gathering and partake
of the dinner that the committeo will
arrange to serve.
Resolutions of sympathy were adopt
ed upon tho death of Mrs. Emma
Moorehead McClellan, ono of the first
members of the family to suggest the
reunion held in 1000. This is the first
death among the adult members that
hos occurred, We believe, and tue
adoption of these resolutions were very
appropriate. T '
An interesting feature wv.s the dis
play of the Moorehead emblem-a
recognition button it might properly
bo called-bearing the ancient coat of
arms of the clan Moorehead cf Scot
land and composed of a bull's head, a
sheaf of oats aud a bloody dagger.
We understand that these figures are
in some way connected by tradition
with tho original John Moore, whose
name was changed by the chief of his
clau to Moore-the-Head, as a mark of
honor to him for slaying a wild bull,
while engaged in harvesting his oat
crop, and having as hia only weapon
of defense bia pitchfork and dagger.
Thia name waa gradually changed un
til finally it has reached the presont
form, by which this large family have
been known since their residence in
. We were finally obliged to say good
bye to our kindred and friends, with
many regrets at having to part, and
with the hope that we .may uti be per
mitted to meet again and often at this
beautiful and much loved spot.
Thc meeting in .100-1 will be announc
ed by the committee of arrangements
and wo look forward with much pleas
ure to tho enjoyment of that occasion.
) ;_ L'
Brushy Creek News.
Thia section, hna been very much
favored with good rains ai nee la?t.
writing, and crops have improved con
siderably, and the prospects are mach
Died at the home of her nephew, \V.
W. Merritt, last Tuesday morning at
0.80 o'clock, Miss Sallie Merritt. The
deceased waB 75 years of age and had
for a number of years lived with W,
W. Merritt.? . . . ? *
C. A. Beotor ia visiting home folks
and old acquaintances in north Green
Afra. WI P. Hlckft: of Greenville, is
visiting at the home of Mr. and a!?.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bridges visited
at Mr. Oatts Sunday.
Mies Leo Oatts, of En sloy, spent last,
week at J. N. Gatts,
Tho camp meeting will begin Friday
next, como everybody. T. F.
Sunday School Union, District No. 3.
Program .of Sunday Behool Union to
meet at Flat Rook Onurch. the fifth Sun
day lti * nj/uar. nt 10 ?. m. !
2*1, R?u>ortM from Soboold.
3d. Query : -'Should the Sunday Behool
be uuorr the control of tho Church ? and
If cn. why BO T Speaker?, 8. H. Shumate,
J. W. Quattlebaum. Opened for discus
sion. . L. S. CllnkBoalea,
B. P. Tare. Com,
, Jr., & Go.,
eady for Business.
Prices" in our line :
. .10 pounds for $1$G
. 8 pounds for 81.00
.'... 8 pounds for M.00
,.10 pounds for $1.00
,.,.v?.ilO per Barrd
.?4 4D per Barrel
convince yon that we are "in
ase give ns a call.
I0CER&-" W S^th mn Street.
A Candidate For Lynching
Halifax, N. C., August 20.-T. is
evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock, the
dead body of Mary Jenkins, 13 years
old, was found in the atable of Capt.
Griffin, her grandfather. Her throat
waa cut from ear to ear and the body
was tied np in a bag. The girl's
' grandmother had been looking for he;
and, going to the stable, found it look
ed. She put Mary's little sister
through an opening in the door and
the girl stumbled over the body in the
A negro employed at tho place by j
Capt. Griffin is suspected of tbe orime. j
When searohed ho was found to have
the keys of the stable in bis pocket, a
bloody knife, and blood on his hands
and his clothes. He is now under
guard of a large number of citizens, as
well as deputies and constables, await
ing the arrival of bloodhounds from
Weldon, to bo used to track him from
tho stable. The whole town is thor
oughly aroused and crowds of men
have como in from Weldon armed with
rifles. It is not thought that the ne
gro ,whoie name is Manna Tontona,will
live to see daylight.
!? m} .I ?I.HM <-~~,\ I'll I Hill ll..
WILL be lei; te Ute lowest bidder on
Friday, the 4th September, et 8 o'clock,
the building of a Bridge over creek et
J. B. Douthlt'e gin house, in Pendleton
Township. Reserving the right to accept
or relect any or oil t-ide.
J. N. VANDIVBB, Co. Sup.
BELTON HIGH SCHOOL i
PREPARES for College end offer? s
thoroughly practical course for aluden ta
unable to take ? College ?ducation.
Tuition rate? reasonable.
Next aeealoa begin? Sept. 7,1903. ,
For further Information, writ? to .
A. G. HOLMES, Principal,
Aug 19,1908 Belton, B.C.
1QQ ACRES OP LAND in Hones
IOU Path Township, within two
and a half miles of town. A good, now
7-rcom house, good barn and two tenant
houses on it. For further information
call on or address N
J. N. S HIB LEY,.
R. F. D. No. 2, Honea Path, S. C.
Aug IP, 1903 0_ 8
Georgia Farm for Salo.
I have for sale OOO acres of good farm
ing Lsnd fonr no Urs of Hartwell, Os.
Will poll m bulk or ID Tracts of 100
aerea or more at frr.m 810.00 to 810:00 ppp
acre. One-third eaab,' balance' on two
and thiee y tara* time.
A. S. RICHARDSON,
Attorney at Law, Hartwell, Qa.
Aag 12. 1903 8 4?
OFF TO SCHOOL
About the time for the young students to be off
to school, and before you go if you need anything in
Trunks, Suit Cases, Telescopes, Etc, just remember
we carry a full line of the best goods. We buy in
CAB LOAD LOTS, get the Jobbers'prices, and can
save you twenty-five per cent.
Trunks we have in abundance, from the cheapest v .i to 815.00
Traveling Trunks at 811.00 eacu.
Telescopes as low as 25c each and up. ^
Men's Suit Cases cheapest to 37.60 kind at 85.95. ,
I DRY GOODS SPECIALS. v
2000 yards Short Length Bleochir o. lengths from 8 to 30
yards, worth 8Jo, at 6Jc yard.
TbouRands of yards New Style Percale, best colors,. 0c kind
at 7ic yard.
- 5000 yards Wow Plaids for school dresses, 10c kind at 9c yd.
New designs in White Pique, 25c kind at 15c yardv
v Mercerized White Gooda for Fall Waists, 50c kind at 39c yd.
56-inch Wool Skirting for Fall, worth 50c, at 39c yard.
52-inch All Wool Broadcloth, special, 50o yard.
New line of Serges, 44-iu?h, all wool, at fiOo yard.
42-inch Black Poplin, worth 81.00, at 75c yard.
Best Homespun at 5c yard.
Good Drilling at 5c yard.
40-inch Sheeting at 3ic yard. -
We have built shelving upstairs, made more roc % down
stairs for CLOTSSIftlC, &nd will carry full line ?j f Men's,
Boys'and Youths'Clothing, reliable Goods at LOW PR "CES.
200 pair Men's Heavy Wool Pants, bought in Job,. the ?loth
is worth 40c yard, but we sell the Pants in proportion to the xray
we bought them, at 81.00 pair.
Men's Wool Suits, worth 87.50, at 84.98 Suit and u^
Ladies' Fine Shoes, our own brand, every pair warranted, in
all styles, at 81.25 pur.
Finer Shoes ot same make worth $200, at 81.50 pair
Ladies' . Fine Shoes, English back, stay lace, patent tip,
worth 81.25, at 81.00 pair .V
We handle such reliable makes Of Men's Shoes as the Selz
and Bion F. Reynolds.
NOTIC WS-2 Balls Sowing Cotton lc, 1 Pocket Mirror"
lc, 1 Box Shoe Nails lc, 1 Key Chain lc, 3 Boxes Matches lc,
1 Paper Pinsle, 1 Pocket Book lc and up, Men's Seamless Red,
Blue, Tau and Black Socks worth ,15c and Dc pair, Mc . s Fine
Shirter25c each and up to the Celebrated Lion Brand at li?o each.
Four Cakes Laundry S3ap for 5c. \^
G. Ho BAILES & 0&
A HU Ul UL S. UUM1U Ug*& ftlUU?! MUA VS
Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, at Anderson, 3. ?,
^ J. F. MCCLURE SHOE CO. has bought the two Shoe C
Stocks, at Greenwood and Anderson, of Thoa. I?. Davis. .
Three Reasons for Disposing of this Stock Bapidly.
First.' To draw to our Shoe Store a large crowd.
Second. To greatly reduce the Stock,
Third. To make room for our Fall lines.
TM.UaT opp^ni* to get the to o? SHOES and
TO THE LADIES !
Those that are Mends to the
> famous Cluecn Quality ^hoes. $
* Co^e early select your sirs bsfu?o iba Stock is b?tfk?b. wr;
I J. $\ M'CLIJK? SHOE CO? |
* D AVIS, The Shoe Man, Manager.
i W.V. Daniel and Ed. Linly, Salesman. ?
* Mr. J. IT. McClure, Jr., formerly of ..Burns & ??cClurc, invites ?'
^ hi* old friends to visit thia $ale, especially Country ?Jfsr;br,nte. ?
Tnis will be another Week of
Crowded Store eveiv day last weekr-erewded beyond !
precedent, crowded with people who have learned tp loot to
the Big Store for the real thing in the Bargain way.
This last week of August willbe made greater than last j
greater in the values, greater in every way.
BARGAIN SEEKERS WILL ff OT BE
) ' l-l"v^-ri/Av-*^-'^Fv-;^;'^'
xhe remainder of everything pe?ta?ei?g to Suaunerj
Goods will be offered at sacrificing prices.
To make room fdr new Tall Goods prices are cut in half]
to move them out. Whetiner you areih necd of
LADIES' and MEN'S LOW CUT SHOES,
MILLINERY, HOSIERY, UNDE?WE?R, EtcJ
This is the place, for you to come.
YOU CAN SAVE MOMET !
Gi vo your daughter a thorough Christian education ;
and. before deciding where, Inquire into the peculiar \
merita of : : :x. : j : : : :
THE WILLIArV38TON ft?lftALE COLLEGE.
Before sending, Inquire whether there is room for her,
For a catalogue, giving faa particulars, address : :
^ : ^ WiUianflaton,8.0.
trt\.mw*vif* um i"??"? li^re-f ,i vy s*1^ ,7ffTliruy'?f OT*'1! WT flJ7?ir
PA A vfn A A A AA A A A A A Ai AAA'A A AA A Wh>. Af
> CORDIAL IN?l|pOSi! ;
It ia with with pleasure I make the announce- h
- ment that on or about Sept. 10,1903,1 will open- ^
; THE BOSTONI SHOE STORE, ;
; m. 106 PUBLIC SOUABS. WTH [
I will buy iny Shoes irom factories only, and
will sell only such Shoes as I can absolutely guar
antee to give entire satisfaction, X will select the
best Shoes that are made; and sell same at a very
mxmu proa v. say mooio wx|x sje
: THE VERrBB? MLOE, ?
* ? r?spbotfsHjr aolioit yoar patronage, and will r.
? apprae&te your trade- . ?
.i Very respeot?Blly yonrs, _ 1 &
H yon ate iateriisted ia
j Come t<> us. Wo have j nat received our shipment, which is
. Mrger-'?han ever. Wo buy our soe?fr^ix? tho best scad houses
in the country, fifteen ir?r?eti?s to select from.