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(From the Providence, (R. ]
Is the business life of New Eng
land at stake? Does the sword of
Damocles hang over its head? These
questions are not idle thoughts, nor
are they wt Uten without a fuli appre
ciation of their meaning; they are
written in soberness and truth, with
the hope that they may awaken the
people of New England, the bankers,
the individual capitalists and the
merchants as well as the manufactu
rers, io a serious consideration of the
Possibly the public at lar^e has
not quite understood how absolutely
essential to the business life of New
England is our cotton industry. For
years we have faced ita relative de
cline; we have seen Southern con
sumption inorease in 10 years from
C00,000 bales to 1,900,000 bales, while
New England has stood still, its con
sumption being only 2,000,000 bales
now against 2,000,000 as far back as
1801. We have se^n the Dwight, the
Merrimac, the Massachusetts Com
pany and other great corporations for
a generation or more the pride of New
England, build great mills in Ala
bama, Georgia and other States, and
now we face a new crisis greater than
any of the past in the organization of
the Southern Cotton Corporation.
Let us-seriously study, for a moment,
the plans of this company as they may
be made to affect the future'-* of New
England unless we are to mee* the
situation. We knew the character,
the power and the financial strength
of Eome of the men back of this or
ganization, men who have done a
mighty work for New England's de
velopment, and who, after a most pa
tient investigation of the plans of
some of the farseeing leaders in South
ern development, have joined in an
undertaking which, besides the capi
tal it has at its command, has also ehe
greatest mechanical and engineering
skill available in this country. These
people propose to improve the ginning
and compressing of cotton. AB this
will improve the staple, lessening the
coBt of insurance, and bring the cot
ton to market in better condition than
heretofore, this feature of their plan
is of importance to every eotton spin
ner in the world, so that this feature
of the work of this eompany does not
militate against New England. In
addition, however, lo the improved
methods of ginning and compressing,
the company proposes te establish
throughout the t?outb a system of
warehouses whose receipts are to be
made "gilt-edge" collateral in any
money market of the country That
means the storing of the cotton in
the South by Southern farmers and
Southern mills at a low rate of inter
est, thus absolutely destroying one
great advantage now possessed by:
Nev ~ogJaod over .Southern mills in
the ??%>vt rate of interest which our
milli eo;oy as compared with their
competitor in the South. It means,
moreover, an immense iooresse in
Southern banking business, as ootton,
which in itself is the boat possible
basis for hanking collateral, will bo
finanoed by Southern hanks through
these warehouse receipts with more
safety and more profit to the banks
than the present system, and at the
same time bring greater profit to the
A l?.di?g New England miii mao,
at one time president of the New Eng
land Cotton Manufacturer's . Assooia
ti OD, ie quoted as having recently said
that ia his opini?n this is the greatest
and most far-reaching bu Bi ness propo
sition that he has ever seen, and al
though haying no personal interest in
it, he realises its. tremendous signifi
cance and its vast .influence on the
world's ootton trade. We are advised
that the Southern Cotton Corporation
is to he absolutely free from' sp?cula
tion; that it does not intend to bay
or sell cotton, but it will simply in
addition to its improvements in gin
tining and compressing, provide ware
houses for the public and issue io the
Ifarmer or anyone else a receipt for
wotton placed in its warehouses, and
?then guarantee, if desired, to provide
loans against these receipts. Natu
s rally: Southern bankers will see in
this the sams: opportunity which the
grain elevator receipts gave to Wes
tern bankers to finance the entire crop
hemselves, instead of having itfosf
>r the East and Europe; A? of
; he*e advantages vastly strengthen the
x louth's position in dominating ins
. ottos world, and this move, ought to
ie met by spmo comprehensive work
?y New England people.
\ It is true that New Eolian d's busi
? ess; life is at stake, and that the plan
f the Southern Cotton Corporation
- ? the sword of Damocles which hangs
bovo tis? /Let us see.- New England
. ss in round figures about $300,00O>
00 ingoted in cotton, mills with as
?any million more invested ia textile
lashin?ry plants, in engine forks and
*is ^-treater rJ?h.an .Any
[. ) Board of Trade Journal.)
j kindred enterprises, absolutely de
pendent on the maintenance of our
cotton trade. Allow the cotton mill
industry to leave us, and it would
mean not simply the destruction of
this industry and its $300,000,000 of
invested capital, but it would mean
thc transference to the South of tho
several hundred thousand operatives
now employed in our mills and kin
dred industries. That would mean
that thc mechanic and the day laborer,
whose families now work in the cotton
mills, and thus any to the family in
come, would have to follow tbo mill
operative. Our great engine interests,
ocr textile machinery builders* and
many cognate industries would be left
with but a limited local market for
their product, and without the supply
of labor now available would have to
follow the mills South. These indus
tries arc already at a disadvantage.
They have to bring their iron from
the South or from the West, turn it
into machinery and ship a large part
of this machinery back to the South.
With $300,000,000 in cotton mills, and
probably equally as much invested in
industries connected with cotton man
ufacturing, and dependent for SUOOOBS
upon the cotton trade, we may safely
say that $600,000,000 of New Eng
land's industrial capital is at stake.
The vastness of this can be under
stood by a few comparisons. This
$600,000,000 which is at stake is only
20 per cent less than the aggregate
capital of all of the national banks of
America, and is nearly the same as
the market value of the Standard Oil
Company, whose operations oover the
world. With this $600,000,000 wiped
out, or moved to the South, would we
not indeed see the industrial deoline
of New England?
But New England can save itself.
We are not accustomed to give up or
sit supinely down and bemoan fate.
We oan bid the South godspeed in
detelopment, if we will take care of
our own, for there is room enough for
both sections without the one pros
pering on the ruins of "the other. If
our people, our bankers and every
man interested in the prosperity of
New England will awaken to our dan
ger we oan take on a new lease of life.
We must be prepared to re-equip with
modern moohinery every mill that is
not up to date. We must send to the
scrapheap every engine or boiler or
loom that is not producing the highest
possible results; we must, if necessary,
forego dividends for a while, or invest
new eapital in the re-equipment of
our mills, and thus stop the South
ward trend of cotton manufacturing
capitol, and at the same time provide
facilities for lessening the cost of get
ting ootton from the South to the
Is New England equal to the emer
gency, and will it save itself from snoh
overwhelming loss as will come abont
if it should prove equal to its danger
and its opportunity?. We have seen
our iron industry, our rolling mills
and many kindred things leave us, bat
they' were of minor imp?rtanos as
compared with that industry on which
our business life is staked.
He-Used Bible Every Sunday.
Stories of surprises in cress ezsmi
nation were exchanged in a small group
of men the other day,'nearly all of
whioh had been published in the news
papers, and then the following was
sprung by an Illinois man:
"Years ago one of the prominent
lawyers of central Illinois was D. 6.
Tunoioliff, afterwards justico of the
State supreme court. Tunnioliff was
a great wit and a very smooth artiole
on cross examina, ion. He did not
often get the worst of it from any
body. He seldom attempted bsuldos
ing in cross examination, but could
back an unwary man. into almost any
4 'Ono day Tunnioliff had an old
farmer named Dave Brown on the op
posite side and the value of the old
man's testimony depended upon his
cl aim that he could not read. It wai
believed Ihftt ht ccsld read ? little
and Tunnioliff tried to trap him. Af
ter several adroit efforts which old
Dave neatly sidestepped, tho lawyer
changed the subieet and wandered
?way from the leading question. Sud
denly ho asked;
^".^ave you'*, Bible in your home
*%???ia>v?^am?? Bitte. Had it
"'lam glad to hear that. Every
good mao should have a Bible in his I
ome. You use your Bible, I hope.'
: *\14Yes, sir. I use it regular/
" 'That's right. ;A good man should ]
use his Bible often. About hiw of
ten do you uso your Bible?'
" 'Every Sunday morning, sir*j said
the old mao, with apparent interest.
" 'Everv Sunday morning. That is
commendable. There is no more ap
propriate time for using the Bible
than on Sabbath morning. . And what
do you ure your Bible for on Sabbath
' ?. 'To etrojp my rssor, sir' ' '
No Froftt ia Deception.
^Eugene F. VV^ro, the Comnisssioner
of Pensions, was'asked the other day
if much deception was practiced on
tue pension office.
"Not muon,*' ho answered. "De
ception doesn't pay in the long run,
and men are coming more and more to
realize this truth. Every deoeiver is,
to a greater or less degree, in the
position of the Pole in the Ghillioothe
tavern; his deception harmed himself
more than anyone else.
"To a Chillicothe tavern," Mr.
Ware went on, "two Poles oame for
their evening meal. They asked what
the rates were, and prices were
quoted them-ohiokens, so muoh;
ham, so muoh; eggs, so muoh; steak,
"Being frugal the Poles took eggs,
boiled eggs. They soon finished, paid
their bill, and resumed their journey.
In a lonely quiet place tho younger
of the two stopped and gave a loud
" 'What ails you?' said his compan
" 'Baok there at tho tavern,' the
young P ilo answered, 'I deoeived tho
" 'How did you deoeive him?'
*' 'Why, T ate a whole chicken in
one of my eggs aod didn't pay a eeut
Providence and Physicians.
Dr. William Osier who has been
appointed to the Regius Professorship
of Medicine at the University of Ox
ford, haa a good-humored way cf tell
ing stories that reflect unfavorably on
At a medioal banquet Dr. Osier re
sponded to a toast on "Providence."
He began :
"A merchant, after a long absence,
reappeared at ohurch one Sunday
morning pale and thin.
" 'Where have you been,' said a
" 'I have been ill,' themerohaut an
swered. 'I have been very ill. My
doctor had a good deal of difficulty in
pulling me through.'
"'Tut,' said the Trustee. "Tut,
man. It wasn't your dootor that pull
ed you through; it was Providence.'
" 'Maybe it was,' returned the mer
ohant, 'but the dootor will charge for
it.' " _ m
- "I can't , imagine how you can
dislike work ; to me it'o real enjoy
ment," said the father to his lazy son.
"Yes, father/' was the guileless re
sponse, "bat I don't want to give my
self np wholly to pleasure."
- The devil waa awful smart to pre
fer weeda that will grow without any
hoeing or watering.
The State Farms.
Dr. M. O. Rowland, Mr. D. B. Peu
rifoy and Mr. J. O. Wingo, of thc
board of directors of thc State peni
tentiary, have returned from a trip to
DeSausBure and Reed farms in Sumter
and Kershaw counties. Mr. A. K.
Saunders, auother director, has a plan
tation adjoining the State farms and
ho visits the State property quite
Mr. Peurifoy, who is a good farmer
himself over in the Saluda valley of
Saluda county, declared this to be the
finest crop ever grown upon tho State
farms. Tho most satisfactory exhibit
of all was a drovo of 30 mule colts.
Theso will bo brought to tho State
Fair with the hope that farmers in
South Carolina will take up the breed
ing of mules in view of the fact that
the building of tho Panama canal will
require tao uso of thousands of mules,
and the market will offer good prices.
The farms are also stocked with hogs,
sheep and goats and other farm ani
mals, in raising which there is found
to be a profit.
Tho field crops are magnificent, not
withstanding the oontinucd damp spell
in August. Mr. Peurifoy states that
500 bales of cotton will be marketed
and that there are 500 acres in corn,
with thc finest yield thc farms have
ever known.-The State.
Lawyer and Judge Agreed.
The ninth district of Ohio was rep
resented in Congress by Judge Hall,
and this good story is told of him,
says the Nashville Banner :
A case of some importance was
reaohed on the docket, and tho parties
and witnesses were on hand. The at
torney for the plaintiff, Charles Brown,
was considerably in hi? oups, a condi
tion which seemed chronic with tho
really brilliant lawyer. He submitted
motion after motion, and the court did
not appear to humor his extravagant
demands, realizing, too, that thc at
torney was not in a condition to pro
ceed with the case. Brown was per
sistent, and Judge Hall, becoming
somewhat irritated, said :
"It is the opinion of ?this oourt that
the counsel for the plaintiff is pecu
liarly disqualified at this time for
conducting this oaso before the
"What is that, your honor ?" de
manded the intoxicated lawyer.
"The court believes the counsel for
the plaintiff entirely too drank to con
tinue with the ease."
"That is the first correct decision I
ever knew your honor to render."
- When the inexperienced go trav
eling they take along a guide hook,
the experienced a eheok book.
DO YO? NEED A
ff COSTS rOU NOTHING TO INVESTIGATE.
There is no one who does not need a
Liver Medicine occasionally.
The symptoms of Liver Complaint are
well known to every one, such as consti
pation, dyspepsia, loss of appetite, sleep
lessness, headache, a tired feeling and
many others of a similar nature.
Thousands die annually by not heeding
the warnings of nature.
Many acquire some chronic disease
from which they never recover.
Many of these could be spared for years
of usefulness, by keeping in the home
some reliable remedy.
We believe that we cnn convince any
fair-minded person that there is no bet
ter remedy for the Liver known, than
Dr. Thacher's Liver and Blood Syrup.
The formula is known, consisting of:
Buchu, Hydrangea, Mandrake, Yellow
Dork, Dandelion, Sarsaparilla, Gentian,
Senna and Iodide of Potassium. You
know just what you are taking. How
many other formulas of a liver medicine
are published ? Ask your druggist about
this. It is already prepared and eau be
The strength is extracted in the most
skillful manner, certainly superior to any
powdered preparation known. (We also
manufacture a fei ver Medicine in pow
dered form, with which any druggist can
supply you, but this, like all other dry
Liver Medicines requires preparation.)
Dr. Thacher's Liver and Blood Syrup
is pleasant to take, doa not lose its
strength, as Liver Medicine in dry form,
and will keep in any climate.
Your doctor, however skillful, could
prescribe nothing better.
There is no opportunity for a doctor
to make a mistake in writing a prescrip
tion, or a drug clerk to make a mistake
in compounding the same, (besides a
doctor's bill and the cost of the medi
cine.) You can be absolutely sure of the
proper proportion being in every dose.
Dr. Thacher's Liver and Blood Syrup
has been used with the greatest confi
dence and BUC-CCSB in thousands of homes
for 62 years, and is prepared by a phar
macist of 25 years' experience, in a labo
ratory equipped with the most modern
appliances for the most perfect safety.
r' if you do not underatand your cat*,
write today for a jVrco eample bottle ana
"Dr. Thacher's Health Book." (Ure
tymptome for advice. We ?imply ante that
you try it at our exponte. Ho know what
fl ALE BT ALL DRUOOISTB.
' AO cent? and S1.00.
THACHER MEDICINE CO.
Furniture Repaired and White
Enameled. Sigu Painting a specialty.
Awnings! for windows, piazzas or,store
fronts. Making and laying Carpets
and Mattings. Upholstering. Prices
to suit everybody.
ROBT. B. CHESHIRE,
Opposite Fretwell's Stable.
Faners Loi & Tnt Go.,
ANDERSON. S. C.
Quite a number of people are ma
king Wills and appointing the Farm
ers Loan & Trust Co. Executor of the
Will and Guardian for their minor
children. We will be glad to take
the matter up with you.
We pay interest on desposits. Any
We have just received a
Car Load of all sizes. Pri
ces right. See ns if you
want the BEST Wagon.
H. G. JOHRSSR & SOUS.
l?KHj Pele caa.
The first flection of S3rd year will be
gin Tuesday, Sept, 27, 1604. at Greenwood,
S. G. Our well-known advantages with
valuable additions. Bate? reasonable.
Send fer Catalogue io
JOHN O. WILLSON,
WilliamMton. 8. C., or Greenwood, 8. C.
Aag 17,1904_0_ 6
UND FOR SALE.
Tract No. 1-Contains 184 acres. Good
Tract No. 2-Contains 161 acres. Fair
ly good house?.
Tract No. 3-Contains 155 acres. Two
All ofabo ve Land In Hone? Path Town
ship. Apoly or address
J. M. HARPER,
R. F D. No. 8, Anderson, 8. C.
Aug 31, 1004 ll 4*
Great Bargain in Land.
For pale a good Farm, situated within
four mlle? of the city or Dalton, Ga., and
on one of the main thoroughfares lead
ing into that city, containing 224 acres
80acres in bottom. Duelling with six
rooms. Two tenant houses. Good neigh
borhood, with good schools and church
es. All for Fifteen Hundred- Dollars.
For further particulars apply to
H. ii. -FANT, Anderson, 8. C.
Sept 7,1904 12 4
FURMAN UNIVERSITY, ffiWUk^
Courses leading to tho degrees of Bachelor of Art? (li. A.) and Master ol Arte*
Library Reading Room. Laboratories. Large and Comfortable Dormitories,.
Expenses red aced to a Miuimum.
Next session begins Sept. 14. For rooms apply to Prof. IL T. Cook. For Cata .
logue or information address The Secretary of the Faculty.
Turned and Scroll Work,
Devoe's Paint, Lead,
Hard Oil, Glass,
Tal* THE BUILDER.
INVESTIGATE when ir*
need of any kind of
See me. If I don't sell yoxxi
I'll make the other fellow
SELL YOU RIGHT.
ANDERSON, S. C.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
We offer for sale the following desirable property, sitt>
ated in this and surrounding Counties. Nearly all of these*
places have good improvements on them. For full partic
ulars as to terms, location, &c, call at my office.
50 acres, two miles from city, un
House and Lot, ti acres, near city
limits, very desirable.
1 acre, with new dwelling, in city
llj acres, near city limits, cleared,
200 acres in Fork township, on Tug
aloo River, two dwellings.
400 acres in Oaklawn township, in
Greenville Co., half in cultivation,
5 tenant dwellings, 50 acres of this
is in bottom land.
700 acres in Hopewell township, on
Six and Twenty Creek, 300 aores in
cultivation, 2 good residences, ti ten
ant dwellings, 40 aores in bottom land.
91 acres in Garvin township, on
Threc-and-Twenty Creek, good dwell
ing, barn, &o.
200 acres in Center township, Coo
nee County, 100 cleared, balance well
timbered, well watered, good mill site
with ample water power.
133 acres, in Pendleton township,
Berry place, V?rennos, 87$ acres.
437 acres, Pendleton township, tor
ant houses and dwelling.
145 acres, Evergreen plaoe, Savac
150 acres in Savannah township*,
well timbered, no improvements.
GOO acres in Hopewell township.
130 acres in Broadway township,,
230 aores in Fork township, on Sen -
eca River, good dwellings, &o.
800 acres in Anderson County, oil
96 acres in Lowndesville township
84 acres in Corner township.
75 aores in Oconeo County.
75 acres in Piokena County.
152 acres in Rock Mills township*
on Seneca River, 2 dwellings.
700 aores in Fork township.
56 aores in Macon Co., N. C.,'SK*
miles above vValhalla, on road _tc
All the above are desirable Lands, and parties wanting good bomen, -ai'
low prices, can eeles? ?from Ile above and call for further particulars. NOT?
is the time to secure your bornes for another year.
JOS. J. FKETWELL,
ANDERSON, 8. O.
> S *
This Establishment has been Belling
IN ANDERS ON for more than forty years. Daring all that time competitors
have come and gone, but we have remained right here. We have always sold
Cheaper than any others, and during thooe long years we have not had one dis
satisfied customer. Mistakes wi]l sometimes occur, and if at any time we
found that a customer was dissatisfied we did not rest until we had made him
satisfied. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and last
ing, and we can say with pride, Jjut without boasting, that we have the confi
dence of the people of this seotion. We have a larger Stock of Goods thia
season than we have ever had, and we pledge yon our word that we have never
sold Furniture at ss close a margin of profit as we are doing now. This ip
proven by the fact that we are selling Furniture not only all over Anderson
County but in every Town in the Piedmont section. Come and see ns. You?
parents saved money by buyinaf rom us, and you and your children can savo
money by buying b ?re Iso. We carry EVERYTHING in the Furniture line,.
Ce F. TOLLY & SON, Depol Street.
The Old.Reliable.Furniture Dealer?
THOUSANDS SAY THAT
Is the best published at any price. Yet it
is only IO cents a copy, $1.00 a year..
In every number of McClure's there are articles of intense interest ?r>
subjects of the greatest national importance.
Six good short stories, humorous stories, stories of life and action-and <
In 1904 McClure's will be more interesting, important and entertaining.-:
than ever. "Every year better than the lost or it would not be McClure's.
THE 8. S. McCLUBE COMPANY,
623 Lexington Building, New York, N. Y
NOW IS THE TIME
For Overhauling Carriages
and Buggies so as to have
them ready for sei vice in
pretty weather. We have a
tine lot of material and plen
ty good, ' reliable help, and
will do four best to fplease
with repairs on all vehicles.
B AN MER 8 ??V?
the) moat healing salve in the world.
CITY LOTSFOR SALE.
SITUATED on and near North Vain
Street. Five minutes' walk Court House
Apply to J. F. Cllnkscales, Intelligencer
Notice to Creditors.
ALI, persons having demands again*!'
the Estate of D. 8. Maxwell, deceased "
are hereby notified to present them,
properly proven, to the undersigned
within the time proscribed by law, ant*,
those Indebted to make payment.
MM KATH B. MAXWELL, Ex'z,
Jane22, 1904 1 - $
CET THE HABIT !
To Look for Bargains
THE BOST0N SH0E STORE
Lakes'Three-Strap Sandals at. 60c ^
Misses' Two-Strap Sandals, Patent Vamp. 76c
Children's Two-Strap Sandals, Patent Vamp.. 60c
Gentlemen's Kangaroo Patent Oxfords.81.25
Ladies' High Grade Pour -Strap Sandals..1.25
Seiden Calf, Men's or Ladies, Oxfords. 1.25
Seiden Calf Oxfords are made from the best stock of Calf
Skin, Solid Inner Soles and Counters- and give splesdid satisfao- f
"GET THE HABIT" to look for SHOES or OXFORDS
in the Boston Shoe Store. We can fit tender feet, and our prices
TRY US. Trying means buying. Buying satisfaction.
Next to tko Farmers and Merchants Bank.
EVANS' LIVE?? AND KIDNEY FILLS.
MESSRS. EVANS PHARMACY, Anderson, S. a
Gents : I have used your Evana' Liver and Kidney Pills, and can re
commend them to all people suffering from Liver and Kidney troubles. I
keep them on hand all the time, and find them to be all that you claim for
them. " J? N. EMERSON.
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' WE have moved our Shop and office below Peoples' Bank, in front of
Mr, J. J. FretwelTs Stables. We respectfully ask all our friends that need
any Roofing done, or any kind of Repair work, Engine Stacks, Evaporators,
or any kind of Tin or Gravel Roofing to call on ns, as we are prepared to do
it promptly and in bett manner. . Soliciting y our patronage, wa arc, _
Respectfully, B?RRIt?B & DI WEE.