Published every Wednesday.
J. F. CLINKSCAI.KB, J EDITORS ANI>
C. C. LAN08TON, V PROI'WKTORS.
ONE YEAH, --- - $1 50
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. L'S. 1904.
PROGRESS or THE SOUTH.
Thc development of the South is
treated in an interesting way b> a
writer in the New York Sun. lt is
poiutcd out hy this writer that the
South has a tee million bale cotton
crop, a twenty-five million ton coal
output, a 5,000,000 ton pig iron pro
duction, aside from lumber, fruit, to
bacco and other products. Manufac
turing enterprises have taken the
place of the old time plantations and
Lave established new channels of
employment for the people. After
describing these condition.'-, thc con
writer says :
The results of all this are manifest
not alone in the cities, but in almost
every town, village and hamlet. New
buildings appear everywhere. Sewer
nystcras, water works, electric plants
for lighting and for trolley lines are
fast becoming as much of a necessity
as in thc North and West, and thc
South has the money to pay for them.
Municipal bond issues have reached u
huge aggregate and have, in general,
found ready salo at good prices, often
in thc immediate local market. South
ern porta have done an enormously
increased business, and southern rail
ways have been hard pressed to han
dle their traflie. The establishment
of these new conditions upon a foun
dation of unquestionable firmness
opens a broad vista. The South has
not yet been an objective point for the
home seeker, to whom it really utters
BO much that is attractive, lt is to
be hoped that the day will soon como
when its many advantages for set
tlers will command wider attraction
and draw to it a few millions of those
whose industry would contribute still
further to southern development and
A cry is going up from ail over the
South for cotton pickers. This is the
real "negro problem."
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ThiB was certainly a year when can
didates ran almost neck and neck in
the primaries. In a number of coun
ties there was only a few votes differ
ence between many of tho candidates.
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It is stated that a citizen of Texar
kana, Texas, has returned his dog for
taxation at $1,000. Dogs aro rich
property down in "them parts," but,
paradoxically enough, no native is too
poor to be an extensive holder of this
species of property.
Cotton experts in New Orleans
and in New York predict that cotton
will go higher. They daim that
cotton is really worth 12J cents, and
that those who oan hold their crops
or a part of them, will get higher
prices. We hope their forecast is
Next Monday is the last day for
registering, and those Democratic
voters who have not done so should
qualify themselves on that day to
exercise the right of suffrage at the
general election in November. It is
essential that every Democrat should
east his vote at that time.
The example set hy Gov. Terrell, of
Georgia, ic offering substantial re
wards for the names of lynchers with
evidenoe to eonviot is a promising
step toward the solution of the nation's
most serious problem. It will not,
perhaps, put a stop to lynching but
it will materially deorease it.
Labor Leader McCabe is quoted as
saying that the "tariff has been of no
benefit whatever to the workers of
this country." The tariff is not de
signed to benefit any olass except
some of the manufacturers and it has
done that at the expense of everybody
ehe. The laborers of the country
should try and change to an adminis
tration that will give the country a
tariff law that is just and equitable to
every class. The Democratic party is
pledged to do that and it will do it.
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Judge Parker has issued his letter
of acceptance as the nominee of the
Democratic party for the offioo of
President, and it is a very plain, prac
tical paper. He takes up the prin
ciples and platform of the Democratic
party and they are clearly and con
cisely defined. It is free of partisan
r^use and there is no attempt to
evade issues. In short, it is just
such a paper as was expected from
Judge Parker, and it will have its
effect on the intelligent independent
voter throughout the country.
The activity manifested by the Re
publican leaders these days speaks
eloquently of the anxiety they un
doubtedly feel over the outcome of
thc presidential eleotion. While cer
tain of the Republican newspapers,
following their usual practioe, aro
claiming everything in sight and
olaiming it with confidence, President
t Roosevelt' and his political advisers
are not attempting to fool themselves.
They realizo that, the November b it
tie is to be a.fiith't\for the ?life of thc
gi o. p., and that it.must be mads
under conditions highly* favorable to
Latest War News.
(Jhefoo, September - 10:-fO a. m.- ?
As a result ?il iii?1 hattie before I'ort j
A rt b it r, xv 11 i c- J J began on September lil, j
the Japanese succeeded in capturing
several important positions and to-day
the Russian tenure ot tb?' big ion?
guarding the north, northeast and
northwest sides ot tho town is serious
Chinese information places the Japa
nese losses under '5,000 tor tin- three
day a1 lighting and till? comparatively
small casualty lintis due to the exces
sive care used by tho Japanese in
making their preparations tor the ad
.Russian sources, however, claim to
have information that the Japanese
losses wen* unusually severe, amount
ing to fully three tunes tho number
mentioned above. J' ossibly tbe most .
important capture during tho three
days' fighting wa? that ot Fort Kuro
patkin, 'which, while ot'minor value
witti regard to preventing the entrance
into ttie town ot' the Japanese, bad
been constructed tor the purpose ol
protecting the source of the garrison's
water supply. The control ot this
water supply is now in the bands of
As was announced in these dis
patches on September 20, the battle
began bet?re daybreak on September
IO. At this hour the citizens and the
garrison of !'ort Arthur, alter the en
joyment of weeks ot comparative
security, awoke to the thunderous re
ports ot artilleiy ulong tholino extend
ing from the west of Itz niountaiuH to
Riiilung and Kikwau mountains.
This was but a preface to tin; assault
which was destined to result in the
capture of three new and important
Russian positions, together with six
small but annoying forts lying between
ShiiHbiyou and Ribbing, mountain.
During the day and night of the 10th,
and until noon ot the20th, tho bombard
ment continued without cessation, and
the many shells tailing from quartets
which previously liad been silent, made
it obvious that tho Japanese had ut
last succeeded either m mounting
many heavy guns in new positions ol
in strengthening their obi positions.
Tho infantry lighting during this
period was comparatively trivial.
At noon on September 20, tho Japa
nese right und center, the tonner be
ing to tho west and tho latter to tho
east of the railroad, commenced tho
advance. The troops made use of the
trenches and in frequent natural cover
that lay iii their way.
The small torts to tho south of Shush
iyen resisted this advance but brielly,
their garrisons not being strong nu
merically. S i nco the beginning of tho
bombardment tho artillery tho from
I'ort Kuropatkin had been growing j
steadily weaker, and, it having become
apparent that it had been practically
silenced, tho Japanese assaulted tho
fort. Fort Kuropatkin is situated to
tho south of Palichuang and to tho
northeast of tho parade ground, on a
It derives its name from the time
when General Kuropatkin inepected it,
pointed out tho weakness of tho posi
tion and ordered that it bo strengthen
ed ns fur us possible, because of tho
necessity of protecting thc water sup
While situated in the chain of main
forts, Fort Kuropatkin never has beeu
as strong ns the others, and after se
vere lighting it fell into thc hands of
tho Japanese. This capture lessens I
f urther the security of the fort on Rih
1 un ir mountain, which is now threaten
ed from II new quarter as well as from
At 5 o'clock of the afternoon of the
20th the Japanese captured a supple
mentary fort which from the lower
ground threatens the fort on its moun
tain. This ended the heavy righting
for that day, although the Japanese
later were compelled to resist several
At Hymen's Altar.
On the evening of Sept. 21st, at 7:00
o'clock, quite a number of friends and
relatives gathered at the hospitable
home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Har
ris, near Fair Play, S. C., to witness
the marriage of their sister, Miss Hat
tie Keynol Tjee, to Mr. Joseph P. An
derson, UL . ' erts, Anderson County.
The beautiful and impressive ceremony
was performed by Rc v. J. F. Ander
son, brother of the groom, assisted by
Kev. T, C. Ligon, ot the Presbyterian
The bride was most becomingly at
tired in an exquisite gown of dark blue
crepe cloth with trimmings of ecru
lace and white chiffon. In her hand
she carried a ioveiy bouquet of white
carnations. The handsome groom wore
the customary foll dress suit. The
parlor, with its festoons of ivy and
other not plants, presented a scene of
rare beauty, the color scheme being
white and green. And now our pen
almost fails us when we attempt to de
scribe the dining hali with ita table
ladened with the most lucious fruits of
almoBt every variety, together with
every delicacy that could tempt the
eye and please the appetite of an epi
curean. The room was tastefully deco
rated with American Beauty roses and
carnations, the color scheme being
white and pink.
The bride waa the recipient of many
useful and valuable presents, promi .
neut among these waa an elegant case
of solid silver knives, forks and spoons,
a present from her brother, Conductor
J. S. Lee, of Birmingham, Ala.,
We wish to congratulate the young
ladies present-Miss Bertie Smith, of
Bounty Land, and Misses Hattie
Wright and Helen Thompson, of Fair
Play, for their untiring energy and ex
cellent taste in arranging the decora
tions for this happy occasion ; also.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris for their unbound
ed hospitality in the entertainment of
their guests. This is an ideal homo,
Mrs. Anderson is the daughter of
our esteemed friend, J. J. Lee, Sr., of
this place, and is one of Oconee Coun
ty's most excellent young ladies, pos
sessing all those graces of mind and
heart that tend to. noble womanhood.
Mr. Anderson is one of our neighbor
county's most prosperous farmers, and
is indeed fortunate in his selection of
a life companion. Oconee's loss is An
derson's gain. May the choicest of
Heaven's blessings be theirs, and may
there be just enough clouds to cause a
glorious sunset. A Quest.
It was with feelings of more than or
dinary pleasure that we accepted an
invitation to be present lost Thursday,
22nd inst., at the celebration of the
nuptials of Miss Paulice Burton and
Mr. B. N. Wyatt} which took place at
3.80 o'clock that day. The bride is the
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
P. Barton, of Andereon County, She*
is a young woman of many personal
charms, and sho hae a host of admiring
friends throughout the county. The
groom is a son of Mr. and 3irs. S. T.
Wyatt, of Easley, S. C., and a young
man who possesses many noblo traita
of character. ? He has formerly hoon a
prominent business man of Easley, S.
C., but now has a splendid position in
Anderson. The parlor of the homo
had been tastefully-decorated for the
occasion. Miss Gertie MnhaftVy pre
sided at the orgi & and when tho soft
strains of the wedding march began
rill were hushed iu expectancy of the
wedding procession, which slowly be
gan passing into the parlor in the fol
lowing order : M isis Mamie Jolly with
Mean Maiiafley, J/?PH Junie Wyatt with
Siimpter Harton, Miss Myrtia Harton
maul <?t honor, with Weston Clurdy,
heat man, and lastly came the brid?,
dressed in champagne .-ilk. leaning on
th?* ann ol the groom, lt formed a
beautiful and attractive pictt're as the
attendants arranged themsc ves in a
semi-cirole with thc bridal co iple fac
ing Rev. WV H. Hawkins in tl . center.
In a few Bole inn and impressive words
he pronounced thc ceremony which
forever linked the destiny of ftoae two
lives together, through wea v woe.
At the conclusion ol ceremony '?ri
dal patty and guests tiled '???
ing room, where we were
sumptuous repast. Tho hu '3
recipient of many nice and
presenta. Next day the br*
were tendered a recepth
of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt, -y, ?.
(J. Thia couple have n warm
friends throughout the coi., ry with
whom we join in wishing them aucceaa
in their journey through life.
A (J neal.
County Singing Convention.
Tho Anderson County Singing Con
vention will li ? titi ita annual session at
New Prospect Church, live miles west
of tho city, on Suttilday and Sunday.
( let. 1st and 'nd.
Messrs. Vaughan and Moor? and
other singers from tieorghi and from
adjoining counties are expected to be
Come everybody. A tro it for all
lovers of good music who attend thu
meeting. S. I*. Tate, Sec.
Till: GREATER SOUTH CAROLINA
Thc Event of tin' Year-Hints to Pros
pective Kshi hit ors-A Great Gather
ing nf l'ros|ieroufl Cn roi i 11 hi na.
The first fireater South Carolina
State Fair will be held on the new
grounds recently purchased by th??
State Agricultural arni Mechanical
Society, and which have been fitted up
with all modern improvements for the
comfort and convenience of both ex
hibitors and visitors. This will be the
thirty-sixth Fair since the reorganiza
tion of the Society after the civil war.
and will be held the hist week In Oc
tober, from the morning of the 25th
to the evening of the HKth.
Every county In the state should be
represented In the exhibits, for there ls
no doubt hut what great good results
I to all the exhibitor!! at every Fair, the
premiums being only a small part of
the benefits. A great many farmers
and stock breeden count only what
prizes are won, but this should not be
the case, because the greatest benefits
are obtained In advertising what you
have for ?ile and in meeting with the
progressive men from other sections
of the State and obtaining their ideas
and seeing the results of their
methods. The management of the Fair
ls making every jfTort to secure new
exhibitors. Arrangements have been
made by which freight charges arc
paid on all exhibits from this State,
free stalls aro provided for stock, and
free bedrooms uro furnished ail ex
hibitors who are willing to stay on the
grounds all the time.* Numerous res
taurants on the grounds furnish meals
at all hours of the day or night at
reasonable prices, and feed for stock
ls delivered right at the stalls at the
regular market prices, and besides,
there are olllcers who look after all
exhibitors and see that every one ls
satisfactorily located. All exhibits
may . b_e sh Uiped. djiecjjy to the
gToTjrtds, for uf?r? ?s ample side track
provision for all the cars. Solid cars
should be billed ''Secretary State
Fair, Columbia. S. C.. care Fair
Ground Tracks." and they will be
rushed right through tn destination.
Some exhibitors may think they can
not make their entries properly, but
Secretary Love will take pleasure in
giving all necessary aid, provided ap
plication is made to him prior to 10
o'clock Tuesday morning, as the Fair
opens at that hour and no entries can
be made later. AU exhibitors of live
stock should arrive on the grounds not
later than Friday or Saturday before
the Fair, so us to get the stock quiet
after shipping and get them to eating
well before being put Into the show
The premium list 1B very liberal this
year, and it 1B to be hoped that the
management will meet with success
in inducing a very large number of
new exhibitors to attend the Fair,
so that the Fair will become repre
sentative of every section of the State
ana of all the resources of Carolina.
Information and premium lists will be
cheerfully supplied upon application
in person or ba/ letter to Secretary
Love at Columbia. Let all who are
thinking of exhibiting, or who have
fine products or stock, make up their
minds right now to exhibit, write for
a premium list and then make their
entrie* at once. Join the procession
that is making this State one of the
heat in the country.
Executor's Sale Real Estate.
I will sell to the highest bidder, at pub
lic outcry, at Town ville, 8. C., on Satur
day, October 22, 1904, at lo o'clock, the
following property, to wit :
One House and TiOt In Town ville con
taining one and five eights sores, joining
lands of Dr. W. K. ?harp and others.
Also, flay two acres of Land in O cones
County, near Townvllle, joining landa of
J. T. Gaines, T. C. Llgon, and others.
Tarma of Sale-Cash. Purchasers to
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vAsaaa ava jjapmo
J. L. MnOARLEY,
Executor of Will of H. W. McCarley,
_Sept 28, 1004_15_3
Best possible price paid in Cash or
J. C. TEMPLETON,
131 North Main St.
"GET THE HABIT 1"
Habit H the strongest impulse in
man. The Saving Habit is easily
formed, and if formed assures success.
You can only acquire independence
by earning it ; you can only acquire
wealth by saving what you earn.
Form the habit of depositing a part
of your earnings each week with the
Saving* Department of the Bank of
Anderson and prosperity will; follow.
THE BANK OP ANDERSON,
Ardeison, 8. C.
The oldest and atronge$ Bank ia the
Hats. Shoes and Furnishings.
Our Stock of Fall and Winter Clothing for season 1904?
1905 is all in, and we extend a special invitation to all to
call and inspect our lines.
Hawes $3.00 Hats, | Nettleson s $5.00 Shoes.
Our Buyer while in the Northern markets secured a lot
of Clothing at less than its actual value. To secure these
Suits he was obliged to close out all of a lot. B*?k> w are given
prices on same :
Thirty-three $5.00 Suits at $3.75.
Twenty-seven $7.50 Suits at $5.00.
Forty-nine $10.00 and $11.00 Suits at $7.50.
Twenty-five $12.50 and $15.00 Suits at $10.00.
The fine line of Clothing made by B. Kuppenhermer & Co,,
America's leading ClotheB-makers, is unsurpassed in work
manship, fit, style and quality.
Our Overcoat stock is by far the largest and best selected
in the city. Overcoats from $3.50 to $25.00.
REESE & BOLT,
Successors to C. A. Bee s?,
Next to Farmers and Merchants Bank, - Anderson, S. C.
We either bought Goods from forced sales or in
solid Case lots direct from the manufacturers, saving
the middle man's profit of from 10 to 25 per cent.
LISTEN, LISTEN I
We are going to sell these Goods. We want the Cash, you
need the Goods.
1000 yards ALL WOOL RED FLANNEL-for a hum
mer-edi you want at 10c yard.
3000 yards good, full-piece Calicoes-can't get any more,
only ten yards to a customer-at 2}c yard.
We bought 1000 pair Blankets direct from the manufacturero.
Full 10-4 Cotton Blankets 60c pair.
10- 4 Cotton Blankets, worth $1.00, at 75c pair.
11- 4 Extra Heavy Cotton Blankets, worth SI.50, at 98c pair.
12-4 Extra Fine Cotton Blankets, worth $2.50, at $1.68 pair.
12-4 Heavy Coarse Blankets at $125 pair.
n North Carolina Home-made Blankets, worth 84.00, at 81.25
pair and up.
Fine Dress Goods.
We have in abundance Broadcloth, worth 31.00, at 750 yard.
Twill Back Guaranteed Broadcloth, worth $1.60, at 95c yard.
AU Wcol Venetian, worth 50c, at 39c yard.
Fine Serges, Venetians, Brilliantines, Silks, Dress Goods, of
every4 description, at 25 to 40 per cent cheaper than you can buy
Good Bed Ticking at 4c yard.
Yard-wide Soft Bleaching at 5o yard.
Beet Bleaching made 2e per ya. d under price.
Poe Mills Bleaching, worth 10c, at 7 i yard.
< Cut this out, bring to Our Store and get
jlOcinCaah with a purchase of $2.00,
< and save 25c on the $2.00 purchase,
? THE BEE HIVE.
REMEMBER, we pay one-third more freight
than any other Dry Goods merchant in Anderson,
and we have bought the biggest stock of goods we
ever bought in our lives.
Como to see ns and save money.
THE BEE HIVE,
C. H. BAILES.
Beg to announce the Early Fall arrivals of Dry Goods and
Millinery from their B113 er, who is now in the Noi them mar
kets buying all kinds of BARGAINS for their many custom
All the remaining Summer Goods now in stock we will
be very glad to give you a good discount from regular prices,
if you wish to buy any.
We are now situated at 113 GRANITE BOW, occupying
the entire Store, containing two floors and basement, all run
ning 110 feet long. We expect to have all these packed
from top to bottom with good, dependable merchandise, such
as no man or woman would be ashamed to buy.
We have adopted the- _ ,
ONE PRICE PLAN,
Which is a forerunner that nothing but the truth will be
offered to convince the goodness of our Bargains and the
merit of our way of doing business.
When you come to the city call and see our pretty Store,
price our Goods, see our way of doing business-then you
will be our customer1.
Respectfully, .^.?jg Ll mi & fjQ
Largest Retail One Price Merchants.
The well-shod and well-clothed men always intiat upon
That is why we are selling so many
J. B. STETSOM^CO.
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We carry a fell line of Stetson Soft and Derby Hats in ali
the latest styles.
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