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Published ertrj/ Wednesday.
J. P. CLIN KSC A LBS, i EDITORS ANO
C. C. L.ANOSTON, \ PROPRIETORS.
ONE YEAH. - - - - $1 r>0
SIX MONTHS. - - - 70
WEDNESDAY. NOV. 2. 1904.
The present prosperity in this com
munity cannot bc called a "boom,"
for it has bc? n ?ti steady progress for
eeveral years, and growing a> the
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Our farmers arc sending products
to .Eurone, crop failures having cre
ated a .scarcity across thc Atlantic.
Hut Senator Fairbanks and other Re
publican orators, give credit for tili?
natural situation ?o thc great proteo
Thc number of special Courts being
held in thc State again bring to the
attention of our legislator! thc neces
thy for some remedy. Tin- whole
system of .-pedal Courts simula bc
abolished, and two new circuits cre
ated. Until thc neoplc demand this
of their representatives, they need
hope for no change.
Chairman Cowherd, of th? Demo
cratic Congressional Committee, ?H
sued a statement claiming Heats in
the 5U?1 Congress for the Democratic
party. He bases this prediction on
thc claimed strength of tlx' national
ticket in the cast and to "local dis
sensions in tho Republican ranks" in
the middle west.
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Thc frequent appalling wrecks on
railroads in the United States force
upon thc public mind thc fact that thc
results would bc infinitely less disas
trous if tho coostruo?on of thc bag
gage, mail and day passenger coaches
was heavier and more massive, as is
thc case with thc Pullman sleepers,
which rarely sharo thc fate of thc
paper lox coaches. Such fatal wrecks
rarely occur in Europe, where solid
construction is forced hy law.
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It is the duty of every qualified
Democratic voter in South Carolina
to go to the polls next Tuesday and
vote. Ho not forget or neglect this
duty. Unless the Democrats turn out
there is grave danger of an attempt
being made to reduce the nurubcrof our
representatives in Congress. Theo,
too, with a Kepublioan candidate in
nearly every district there will bo
numerous contests which may result
in the Democrulio congressmen being
unseated unlesH they arc elected by
overwhelmirg majorities. Surely it
is asking little enough of the voters
of our State to go to the polls and sup
port the nominees of thc party to
whom they stand pledged already.
A writer in the New York Herald
takes the position that by the close
of the present century there will be
no genuine Americans in this coun
try, that is people descended from
Revolutionary ancestors. Ile bases
his conclusion upon investigation of
statistics in New York and tho east,
where there are so many hundreds of
thousands of immigrants arriving all
the time. This writer may bo correct
from the viewpoint of a New Yorker,
but if be will examine the facto in
the South, he will find that there is
no danger of the old Revolutionary
stock dying out. The percentage of
foreign blood in the South is exceed
ingly small, and almost all the peo
ple in this section can traoe their
ancestry baok to the men who lived in
this country during the war of tho
The Inter-State Commerce Commis
sion has issued a statement in whioh
they say that during the year ended
June 30, 1904, 3,787 persons were
killed by tho railroads in the United
States and 51,343 were injured-an
increase of 223 over the cumber killed
tho preceding year. Suoh figures are
indeed at first glance appalling, but it
is hardly fair to give the figures of one
side without those of tho other. When
we find that the railroads of the Unit
ed States during the last year carried
694,891,535 passengers the situation
grows less appalling. The figures of
the Inter-State Commerce Commission
also show that only one passenger
was killed in every 1,957,441 carried.
Of railway employees one was killed
to every 364, a percentage not so
large when wc consider that the em
ployes are always on the trains. The
number of passenger miles acoom
plifhed in ibis country, or the num
ber of passengers carried one mile
was 20,915,763,881. Other figures
show that 58,917,645 passenger miles
was covered to every passenger that
met death on the road. In other
words at a rough estimate there are
about 2,000,000 people traveling
every day of whioh 27 are killed.
When he packs his grip and starts off
for a holiday there is about ono
chance out of 740,740 that one will
never gel baok alive, whioh is not to
appalling after all.
- Internal revenue officers seized
70 ?ali?os of liquor in Colombia that
had been shipped there in dry goods
b"vo" nnd billed as dry goods on the
?hill of lading.
Cotton (?rowers Issue \ddrcss.
At ?1 meeting of tho cotton growers
hohl m tin1 citj* of Columbia on thc
i?5th ?lay ol October, I'JOl, we, the un
dersigned, were appointed a commit
tee to preparo an address to th?- cotton
growers of South Carolina. We dc
Hire t<> atate mont emphatically that
thia isa businessorganization puru und
simple, t hut there is nothing Beeret or
hidden in reference to ita business; its
aoie and singlo object in tn secure for
cotton growers such uniform prices aa
will properly compensate thom for thu
labor mid rnpitul invested. Realizing
that cotton is the currency of the
South and that ber industrial welfare
ia dependent upon thc price ol' it, wo
therefore invite tho aid ol'overy cot
ton producer. ?.r:d al! buaincBH and pro
feaaioual men in tho StnU . We ' 'li -
ther recognize the fact that the cotton
manufacturera are desi rona of main
taining a Staple price for cotton, and
we believe that this organization will
promote the interests of the cotton
manufacturera of the South. This is
an agu of combination and organiza
tion; other agricultural organizations
have been able to liv and maintain a
stable juice toi the COHIUloditiCH to
the mutual benefit of prod neel and
conan nie. and have successfully elimi
nated tl:e demoralizing iiilluencu of
thc violent liuctUlltioilH consequent
upon reckless speculation, which has
proved IIB disastrous to the manufac
lurei'H ns it is to the producer. Wc de
clare it to be a necessity for tho wei
fate of thc cotton growers cd the South
to organize for the purpose of protect
ing the raw material. We wish to un
press upon the cotton growers thc fact
that they put upon the market within
00 duys thc bulk of their crop and do
Biro the commercial wm ld to lake ?t ut
its full value; to take the risk ol stor
ing, the expense of insuring, tin* loss
of interest for nine months without
compensation to the purchaser, where
as common sense would (each them
thal in ordei to reali/O thc highctU
price they must carry these risks
themselves mid piuco upon the inarkot
their cotton as tho trade requires it; in
other words, instead of selling their
cotton from September to December,
we protest that it is common sense
and business to perfect ii plun by
which wo may Bell it from September
to September. To thia unfortunate
custom of dumping our cotton on the
market in so short a time regardless
of demand or price is largely due the
uni emunerativo pricea to tho producer.
What is the remedy? Millions of dol
lars are waiting profitable investment
in Kood securities. Tho world knows
and conceives that thero ia no better
securitj- than cotton. Hence a plan by
which the cotton can be retained in
the bands of the producer and used as
a collateral upon which 1 can secure
money nt n reasonable ruto of interest
to meet pressing debts, enabling him
thereby to place his cotton upon the
market at such time and in Buch quan
tity as tho price justifies ia most desir
able. To this end wo ask tho cotton
produce.? in every county in South
Carolina to meet at once and organize
for tho ' rposo of sending delegates
to a liieeijlig in Columbia for the pur
pose of formulating a specific plun to
carry out the ideas above suggested
and to perfect un organization which
will maintain cotton at such price as
will properly compensate tho grower.
Wo congratulate tho ?. otton growers of
this State that tither cotton producing
Stutes aro organizing for thia purpose
and tho future is briant with promise
fora national organization to maintain
a stable and remunerative price for
cotton . With this end in view wo sug
gest that in each county tho cotton
growers assemble and send two dele
Kates to Columbia on Thursday Nov.
10th, 11*0-1. We request all couuty pa
pers to cony this address,
ll. O. llallis, Anderson county; IL
A. Richardson, Harnwell county; W.
1). Evans, Chesterfield county; P. L.
Hardin, Chester county; H. A. Sublet,
Clarendon county; W. C. Uland, Col
letou ?county; T. IL Kaiusford, Edge
lield county; J. W. S. King, Florence
county; JohnCantoy, Kershaw county;
J. ll. Wharton. Laurena county; E. D.
Smith, Lee county; J. XV. Wylie, Lan
caster county; H. li. Galloway, Marion
county; B. M.Pegues, Malboro county;
B. F. Kellar, Orangeburg county; J.
IL Stribbling, I'ickens county; Francis
IL Weston, Richland county, B. W.
Dubbs, Sumter couuty; W. II. Stewart,
York county; S. M. Ld wards, Spartan -
burg county; W. II. Irwin, Greenville
Opening of the Trinity School,
The school at Trinity will open next
Monday, 7th inst. A full attendance
on the first day is urged, as it will add
greatly to the classification of the pu
fitls. If your child starts late it will be
ato in catching up.
R. A. Gentry, Teacher.
Oo ?nd after November t?-h, 1904, pas
sengers will not be handled on freight
trains on Havannah Division, No. 71 and
72, between Columbia and Greenville!
8. C. Brooks Morgan,
Assistant General Passenger Agsnt. -
Southern Railway Co.
Noiice to the Public.
iluiiiiciiu'.s ni South < u roi i ti ?.
Tl," record of crimes of violence
committed io South Carolina dur'- ?
tin; present year, und published in
The Sunday News yesterday, ought to
impress the law abiding people of the
State with thc necessity of adopting
prompt arid adequate measures for the
suppression of crime and the punish
ment ol' crimina!-. The only way, in
fact, tn suppress crime is to punish
tiie criminals, without regard to their
color or condition.
The record given ycterday was not
complete. It showed, however, that
in lesa than ten months of the current
your there have been committed in
thirty-two counties, out of forty-one
in the Slate, one hundred and sixty
homicides, au avurage of five homi
cides fur each of the counties covered
hy the reports, or about one homicide
for every other day during the year.
ll ratlo-r difficult to give a gen
eral summary ol' tin. reports, but they
sh? " that no white man was convic
ted of murder and sentenced to death,
that eight whit>: ?nen were convicted
of manslaughter, sixteen tried and ac
quitted and that lhere; are twenty
awaiting trial. Two negroes were con
victed of murder arid sentenced to be
hanged and several others were convict
ted of murder with a recommendation
to mercy, twenty were convicted of
manslaughter and sentenced to vary
ing terms of imprisonment in tho Pen
itentiary for lifo, or to serve on the
county chain gangs, twenty four were
tried and acquitted and sixty-two are
awaiting irial or arrest.
There are mure homicides commit
ted in Charleston County than in any
other county in the State. There
I have been four lynchings in the State
I since the first of the year, three ne
1 groes and one white man. One very
' remarkable feature of the situation is
? that in so many oases of homicide
I uo arrests were made and in some ca
j ses apparently there was no effort on
the part of the authorities to discover
the perpetrators of the crimes.
Thc people of the State are utterly
condemned by the record. The few
plain bald facts wc have given speak
out against us and our civilization.
Tho State is smeared with blood. We
must wash it out io thc name of jus
tice and humanity.-News and Cou
Belton High School Hail,
Monday Night, Nov. 7.
ELIZABETH UK BARRIE GILL
j Contralto Soloist, Harpist, Header.
Admissiou f>Uc. and "15c. Tickets on
i salo Ht door.
Sale of City Lot.
I I will sell at public outcry on Salesday
in November r.pxta Hmall strip of Laud
j ot* the Benson HOUHO Lot, adjoining lots
! of EHtato nf John E. PeopU'H, Audy E.
; Brown and .). L. McUoe. gobi for dlvis
j ion. Terms-Cash. Purchaser to pay
! mo extra for ?apara.
JOSEPH N. BROWN.
? Nov -J, 1U04 W 1
All pereonH are berehy warned not to
hire or harbor my non, John Anderson,
who ia under age and baa left me with
I out my cc neem. Any ono disregarding
; this notice will ho held liable for bin
wages, FRANK ANDERSON.
I _JNov 2, HRH _ 20 _1_
I Notice of Final Settlement.
THE nnderogned, Executors of the
Kdtate of S. M. S. McClellan, deceaned,
hereby give notice that they will 01 Wed
needay, rtuth day of November, 1904,
apply to the Jude? of Probate for Ander
son County for u Final Battlement of said
Karate, and a discharge from their office
E. H. PENNELL,
M. C. ASHLEY,
Nov ,A_19U4_ 20_5?
State of South Carolina,
County of Anderson.
Hy H. X. H. Nance, Judge of Probate.
Whereas J. C. Watkins, Clerk of
! Court, baa applied to me to grant him
Lottera of Adminstratton on the Estate and
effects of J Rice Milford, deceased:
These are, therefore, to cits and admon
ish nil kindred and creditors of the said
J. Rice Milford, deceased, to be and
appear before me in Court of Probate,
to be held at Anderson Court House, on tba
12 m day December, 1904,after publication
horeof, to ?how cause, it any they have,
why the said Administration should not
be granted. Given under my hand thia
28th day of October, 1904.
R. Y. H N A*S CE, Probate Judge.
Nov 2. 1904 20 G
The Only Exclusive Millinery Store in
Ladies, by all means see my line of Ready-to
Wear and Trimmed Hats before yon bny.
Have just received a tremendous line of Sample
Hats that X am offering at actual wholesale coat.
A]so, received from the'Raw Yor?- Ribbon Mills
five hundred dollars worth of ell the leading shades
in Ribbon. I am offering this shipment at less than
it dan be bought at a Southern Jobbing House.
LINE CARRIED :
EVERYTHING usually found in a First Class
MRS. F. A. BLACK,
No. 209 South Main Street,
Adjoining Bank of Anderson.
Why the jj
Kittens Change 1
A boy offered to sell kittens to a noted Methodist
minister on the ground that they were Methodist
kitlens. He would not buy, and afterwards, while
in company with a Baptist minister, the same boy
was trying to sell them as Baptist kittens. "Are
not these the same kittens you offered as Methodist
kittens ?" "Yes, but they have since had their eyes
JUDGING from the crowds that swarm in at THE BEE HIVE,
passing right by other Stores who claim to sell cheapest, looks like most of
the people around here must have had their eyes opened. Look in any time
and ceo more people in THE BEE HIVE than any two Stores in Anderson.
The reason I hold the crpwd is pimply iecauee I sell cheaper. No pattners
to divide profits with.
Dress Goods, Dress Goods?
The Biggest Stock in Town.
56 inch Wool Repellant, worth 50c, at 39c a yard.
52 inch Broadcloth 75c a yard.
06 inch MelroBe, worth 40c, at 25c a yard.
52 inch Mercerized Venetian, worth 81.50, at $1.10, in assorted colors.
22 ounce Skilling, all colors, 56 inches wide, worth SI.50, at 98c a yaid.
Simpson's Calicoes 5c yard.
Heavy yard-wide Sheetiug 4]c aud 5c yard.
Beat line of Jeans Pauta Goods made-cheapest to the best made.
Blo??e Linen, worth 15c, at iOc yard.
Not High Priced but Fine Goods.
Men's Fine Fancy Worsted Suit, cheap at $10 50, our price 88.00 Suit.
AU Wool Suit at 84.98 Suit.
Some beautiful patterns in Tailored Suits, Padded Shoulders, Hair Cloth
Fronts, worth 814 00, at $10 00 per suit.
Men's All Wool Pants at 81.00 pair.
Boya' Wool Suit 98c and up.
2,000 yards Poe Mill Bleaching, made in Greenville, S. C., worth 10c.
Kv m xvi juiu.
Children's Solid Groin Shoes, sizes 6 to 8, at 60c pair.
Men's Brogans at 75c pair.
Best Brogans that are made ai $125 pair. ?
Our line of Hand-made Kangaroo Shoes for women at 11.50 per pair
are the best coarse Shoes in Anderson with no exception.
Beet line of Men's, Boya' and Women's Shoes tobo found in ibis section.
Men's Fine Shoes 98c to tho beat that axe made at 83.00, 83.50 and $4 00
Good Cotton Blankets at 25c each or 50c pair.
10- 4 Cotton Blankets 75c pair.
11- 4 Cotton Blankets, all perfeot, at 98o pair.
11-4 Cotton Blankets, worth 82 50, at 81.98 pair.
Wool Blankets, such as the Elkin, North Carolina Home
made need no talking about-they are good enough. The 84.00
kind 82.98, 85.00 kind, 11-4, at 83 75 pair.
100 Bed Spreads, large size, woith 81.50, at 98c each.
100 doz Hemstitched Bleached Towels, worth 25c, at 10o each.
Four Cakes Laundry Soap 5c.
Two Balla Sewing Cotton lc
Twenty-five Enveloper? lc.
Shoe Nails lc box.
One Bali Tape la
Seamless Bl&ck Hose for Ladies 5c pair. -. >
Ono Paper Finale.
Ono dozen Safety Pina lo.
! THE BEE HIVE
I CheapeetiStoie on Earth on }
G. H. BAILES.
We have decided to retire
from the Retail Trade its
Anderson. We place on
sale our entire Stock of
Goods, which consists of
First Class Dry Goods, No
tions, Shoes, Clothing, Mil
linery, Carpets, Rugs and
Mattings. All to be sold at
Actual First Cost.
The stock is all this sea
son s purchase, and is the
grandest opportunity offer
ed to the public in years.
Store Fixtures, unexpir
ed Lease treated for at pri
Tho well-shod and well-clothed men always insist [npon
being woll-hat ?ed.
?J. 8. STETSON CO.
That is why we are selling so many
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We ?canry a full line of Stetson Soft and DerbyHatslin al|
he latent styles.