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Jful'Ufihcd cvt ry Wednesday.
J. F. CLIKICSCAI KB, / J : > I : < ? i : s AND
O. C. LANOSTO.V, \ J'K< I ?.ll Tot::
ONE Y EAU. - - - - .fl CO
SIX MONTHS, - W
J WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2- ?HOI.
Till': H I ! WI I VII..
It appears thal thc cotton growers
ol'the Southern States must makeup
their minds te r..;.-i colton .?i spill
of the boll weevil, foi ti.<- leading
scientists nf the country have express
ed thu opinion that tin p> si ra ii not ho
cradicatt i. thal the only thing that
can be dc ne will be sl< ps that v.iii re
Thi> i . a gloomy statement of thc
situation, but that is the deliberate
opinion < i ;.<> high an authority as Hr.
Howard, thc chief cnloinoh .ri t ol the
department of agriculture.
It may be that the learned nu n ?d'
science arc mistaken and that sonic
way will be found in which to stamp
out this pru that threatens to destroy
the profits of thc southern cotton
growers, but up to this date it is their
judgment that the weevil will giadu
ally r?pj ear in all of the Southern
The southern farmers have no idea
of giving ui> their cotton crop, and
even if the weevil does n atter all
over the South they will still grow
cotton and will light the pest as best
they can. There ' B* y-as an evil
that could not int ^ 1 be over
come, and the mea 01 science, al
though looking at thc situation from
the gloomiest standpoint, will never
theless find some day u remedy for
thc situation and ?ill be able to con
quer this pest.
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The National Good Hoads Asso
ciation will be held in .Jacksonville,
Fla., on January lil, 20 and 21. lt
is expected that live thousand dele
gates will be present.
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i: A woman in Doylcstown, l'a., is
seeking a divorce because her husband
bought her but one dress in sixteen
years. That's one more than Adam
bought in a much longer time.
Several ol' the Washington cor
respondents some time since announ
ced that Southern representation re
duction measures would not pass.
Crumpacker nud Forakor now admit
thc truth of that statement. Not
only will such bills not pass this Con
gress, but no other one in the imme
diate future, ia thc judgment of those
in a position to know.
There is merit in tho suggestion of
a county court system as a remedy
for tho presents congested dockots.
With a county Judgo to examina wit
nesses and hearing cases, the Circuit
court to try equity casos and appeals
and Borne limit placed on thc right of
appeal to the Supreme Court, the ma
chinery of justice might at least bo
speeded up a little
Thc great and good man, Dr. C. H.
Spurgeon, had to say on the subject of
debt: "Debtors can hardly help being
liars, for they promise to pay when
they know that they cannot; andwhen
they have made up a lot of false ex
cuses they promise again, and so they
lie as fast as a horso oan trot- I
should be as comfortable with peas in
my shoes, or a hedgehog in my bed, or
a snake up my back, as with bills
hanging over my head at tho printing
Mr. Mixon? a prominent citizen of
Augusta, Ga., charges tho national
agricultural bureau with forging a
report from his gin. Ho says that
the report which the department
olaims to have from his superinten
dent was never made and is a forgery,
if it exists. This is a rather serious
charge te make; and if Mr. Mixon is
correct in his position, thc depart
ment estimate will be shorn of some
of its influence. At any rato there
is nothing in Washington just now
which calls louder for investigation
than the giuuers report and the cotton
Tho southern fanner's salvation
rots in being true to himself, and to
be true to himself ho must consider
the casting of his crops from a com
mercial point. Cotton is a money
crop, but the profit is an invisible and
unknown quantity on an excessive
crop produced .at tho expense of high
priced necessaries. Thc cost of har
vesting aud preparing for market an
excessive crop reduces the prices
almost if not quito to thc cost of pro
duction. When tho farmer makes
it a surplus crop he will not only
realize a satisfactory profit but will in
a large measure control its price.
- Mrs. John Bradly was burned to
death at the homo of hor brother, Har
vey Drennan, near Troy. She was a
daughter of the late James Drennan.
- Among the highest priced harness
stallions sold io recent years are Dan
Patch, $00,000 (now valued at $150,
030); Dare Devil, $50,000 and McKin
ney, $50.000. The latter waa pur
chased recently from H. R. Gentry,
of Bloomington, Ind., by William
Simpson, of New York.
i '. . V M U ?.> *?l < (intention.
The oiite ? !" the S luv vc po rt con*
volition. MI lar u* lhe boll weevil prob
lem is c i:.r ?ot encouraging.
'?'?." doctors :.? ' ?ot agreed upon a
ri M dy j indeed, tl?ey are quite ?greed j
.li n.t there i- ii" rein edy for thc vora
ci i?if pest] j
The l.'-st cicntili -. talent of the j
l'iiited States in insecticide, and the ,
best agricultural wisdom ol'thc South, '
were represented al the great Shreve
port g ti 1 ?1 ring. Tin'whole question
w;.> diseus.'cd exhaustively along the
most J nelie.il iine^, thc federal and
State i x peri tuen ts relating thc re
sult, or rather, thc lack of result ?d'
t heir experiment . in ti.-- weevil-infect
ed district, i r several year.- mis
scientific attcuip! to kuppress the
worst 11;.-<-?:* enemy cotton has (.vcr j
I. now u ).a- bi i ?i in i rogresh in southern 1
Texas u<d ? very experiment thus far ,
made has come lo naught. Thc <iua
t< malan ant, the importation uf which
promised .-o much, i a been practical
ly abandoned a- an < li'cctive eui my of !
thc weevil, lt devours thc insect, to
be sure, but those it destroys are '.
never missed by their amazingly m:;l
tipling companions or by the planter j
who walks forth tu view thc devasta- i
lion in his cotton patch, lt would
tike all the red ants in Guatemala to
make a respectable showing in a single ?
county in South Texas. Thc paris
green remedy is rio more practical,
since cotton is not grown as a kitchen
Of course, methods of culture mini
mize in some degree thc ravages of
the? weevil, but more intensive, culture
greatly increases the expense of cotton
production and thc labor available to j
make the crop is not capable of much '
education in improved methods. Cot
ton will have to command a minimum
of 10 cents a pound before it can bc
grown profitably by thc li cthods of
culture required to insure a minimum
ol' damage from thc boll weevil, and
th? ii, increased acreage, labor and ex
pense considered, it is probable thc
sanie land could more profitably bc
put lo other uses.
Unless the price of cotton is much
higher than at present aud promises
stability in its enhanced value, thc
colton glowers of tho weevil-infected
part of Texas will find it unprofitable
to attempt to grow cotton and will
plant their land in other crops to
which their section is best adapted.
To a considerable extent this has bern
and is being done. Fruit and truck
arc supplanting cotton in south Texas,
and tho change has made thc farmers
moro independent than they could be
with fiftccn-ccnt cotton. If tho wee
vil continues to multiply and spread
over Texas, thc laud of that vast Stato
will eventually have Lo be withdrawn
from ootton production, unless the
price of cotton, in consequence of tho
weevil, becomes abnormally high.
And this is, perhaps, thc best thing
that could ever happen to Texas and
thc cotton belt, under the circumstan
ces. If the weevil can bo kept south
of lied river, and Btarved out by the
substitution of other crops for cotton
io Texas, a few years would eradicate
tho pest from thc United States and
relieve thc rest of the cotton belt
from a most uncomfortable apprehen
sion. Texas can live, aye, and pros
per, without cotton. This is not so
true of the other cotton States.
As things look at present, the boll
weevil has tho laugh on tho Shreve
port convention. Tho delegates one
and all confessed themselves routed
by the busy little inseot wbioh per
petuates its species at a rate of in
crease which the most prolific microbe
knows to science might envy.
But the work of the Shreveport con
vention was not in vain in that it will
lead thc cotton world to a better un
dersf anding of tho difficult problem
al! or dod by thu Loll wu vii sud will
result in tc-ichiug thc .Staten free from
tin; pest tilt1 necessity of greater vig
ilance and every possible preexutiot"
ary measure. Lf quarantining against
Texas cotton and lits by-products can
bc made effective in preventing the
spread of tho weevil eastward, no
tim-- should he lost in establishing
such a quarantine at thc Mississippi
'I t.e action ol'tho Shreveport '-..in
vention in binding thc delegates pres
ent to resist thc bear demoralization
nf th<' cotton market hy holding every
bale of cotton p issiblc off thc market
until better prices are offered for the
?staple, i-- certain to have a wholesome
effect io iii-,' present general effort to
unite the farmers in a great holding
mov? on r t. The mer: who constituted
that highly representative body were
some ol' the largest and uio^t intelli
geut cotton planters in the South, and
their example will he largely followed,
1 to U.'' ultimite benefit of the South
ern cotton farmer.-Atlanta Constitu
Chrir-tmas Holiday i:\cursions via Char
lesion cr Western Carolina Railway.
Koomi trip rate, ono ami one-third
ti rst-ri HHS itireM hetwwHi all stations
on tlio i'. <v. \V. ('. Hallway; also to
all points south of tho Ohio and I'otointtc
anil oaat of the Mississippi Klvors, in
cluding Ht. Louts, Mo.
Tickets ?ot salo December. - '>, Jl li1?, lil.
HMM, ami January I. I!?'"?, with Html
return limit January l. ISM.>. I '.ir teach
ers nod studious of schools arni colleges,
on presentation atol surrender or o*?rti
li estes signed l>y superintendents prin
ciples or presidents of the various Insti
tutions ol learning, tickets will ho Mild
December 17th to 2t:h, Inclusivo, with
tinal return limit January 8, ll?o>.
On December 27th, MOI, tho Charleston
it \Vent<?rn Carolina Railway will H?I1
round trip tickets from Anderson, S. C.,
to Jacksonville, Fla., with tinal return
limit January I. iyo.">. at rate oue tirst
elass fare, pluH '2T> cents, account annual
meeting Southern Educational AHHOC?S
tion, December 211 .'il, 11104.
All persona are warned not to hunt or
other* ?NO trespiss on my placo. Those
>?iui'nt<ai ??iJg UiU S f?t i CO '"'I! b?? prOSO"
cuted. II. K. MAX WELL,
Dec 21, [MM 27 _J\ _
NOTICE OF SALE.
I will Hell at public suction in Iront of
tho (.'our. Hons? ut Anderson, S.U., nn
Monday, Jan. 2nd, 1005, (Salesday ', tho
K?:al Kstate heh.nglng to tho ?state of
Mrs. A, L. (?Millard, lying lu (.roadway
Township. Will ho sold in two Tracta
one Tract containing about PH) acres, and
ono Tract containing about VJ acres.
Tor ms nf Salo-Cash.
LKR G. IIOLLEMAN, Atlm'r.
Doc 21. HMM jr 2
We have been furnishing our cus
HIGH GRADE PIANOS
For many years, and have satisfied
every one who made a purchase here.
When we sell you a Fiano we guar
antee it to be as lepresented, and
stand behind our guarantee, with
your money back if any misrepresen
tation is made.
SPECIAL, CHRISTMAS PRICES.
Ca A, REED
ANDERSON, - - 8. C.
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0 I extend to one and all my m
hearty thanks for your liberal @
1patronage, and wish for both &
friends and foes a merry A
Christmas and a prosperous
New Year filled with the jj|
choicest blessings. Hoping T
to continue to merit your ?
% future business, by strictly m
business methods, I am- Z
MRS. F. A. BLACK, j
With BIG STOCKS and with plenty of hus
tle-the Store that sells the most
Goods at 10 to 25 per ennt. lower
than you can buy the same
Goods elsewhere !
Cut this ?alt, bring to our Store aud get ?
! 10?. in Cann with a purchase of 82 00, >
. ami save 25c. on the 62.00 purchase. \
THE BEE HIVE^J
Christmas Gifis !
The kind that will be appreciated.
Nice Hemstitched Towels, worth 20c, at 10c.
Fine Bed Spreads, worth 81 25, at 08c each.
Extra large Bed Spreads, worth 81.08, at 81.25 each.
f, . i T??.-. . i >"> r _ __ "V, ? ^ act I\I\ L;_ J ... ot o o_
v^wiiuu D..UI.111 ?too eacn to v? KIUU as v? uv pair.
Fine Wool Blanket*, cheapest to 85.00 kind at 83.75 and 84.50 pair.
Job lot Women's Shoes, email sizes, worth 81.25 aud 81 50, at 75c pair.
Women's Coarse Shoes, all sizes, Kangaroo, worth 81.25, at 98c pair.
We sell such high grade Men's Fine Shoes as Selz, Bion F. Reynolds,
T, D. Barry's, Hamilton Brown's, etc. Not necessary for us to pra.se these
Goods-the manufacturers guarantee every pair of them.
Big line ot' Women's Fine Shoes, all solid, double capped, and every
pair warranted, at 81.25 and 81.50 pair.
Fine Ladies' Shoes at 82.00, 82.50 and 32.75 pair.
500 nair Men's Wool Pants, winter weight, bought in a closing out lot
for cash. TheBe goods oheap at 81.50, our price 81.10 pair.
Men's well-tailored Wool Suits at 8,5.00 Suit.
Men's All Worsted Suits at 87.50 Suit. ,
Men's Fine Suite, made by high Class tailors, at 810.00 Suit, worth
812.50 to 814.00 per Suit.
DRESS GOODS, ETC.
22 ounce, 58 indi Skirting, worth 81.25, at 98c yard.
56 inch Repellant oar Waterproof at 39e yard.
1,000 yards Worsteds, worth 10c, at 5c yard.
Fine Broadcloths, Venetians, Cr?pons, etc., all underpriced.
SS inch guaranteed Taffeta Silk at 98c yard.
36 inch Black patin, guaranteed two years, at ii.25 yard.
All wool Red Flannel at 10c yard.
White Flannels at 12 )c to best 50c white Flannels made at 39c yard.
GENTS' FURNISHINGS, ETC.
Men's Underabiits at 15c each.
Men's 50c heavy weight Undershirts at 39c each.
Men's Fine All Wool Underwear, worth $2.50, at $1.75 per Suit.
Men's Wool Socks at 10c pair.
Fine Mercerized Madras Shirts, for men, at 50c each.
Lion Brand Shirts, all styles, at 98c each.
50c Overshirts, for men, at 39c each.
Men's all wool Sweaters, wovth $1.25, at 85c each.
Two Balls Sewing Cotton lc,
One Box Shoe Nails lc,
Four Cakes Lau^'y Soap 5c,
Celluloid Starch 4c box,
Fine Lead Penoils lc each,
Thimbles lo each,
Pins lc Paper,
Coat Springs 3c each,
50c dozen heavy ribbed Misses' and Boys' Hose, all shies, aa
good as Black Cat 25c Stockings, at 10c pair.
Ladies' Hose at 5o pair.
Fine Ribbed Fleece Lined Ladies' Hose 15c to 25c pair.
Extra heavy Ladies' Vesta 25o each.
Very Fine Ladies' Cotton Vests and Pants 39o each.
Yon can Save from 10 to 25 Per Cent.
THE BEE HIVE
C. H. BAILES;
w-.\ t , v r."
Wc have decided to retire
from the Retail Trade in
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. AH 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
Jutos H. Weil 1 Co
We are preparing for the largest
Spring business in our history.. Going
to get it, too, if a large and splendid
Stock of the' best Goods from which to
select, and the fairest kind of prices
and treatment count for anything?
This haB been the sound basis of our
success in the past, as you know, but
- for the coming year we are going to :
merit your trade more v.han eve?.
We have many good things in store
for the Farmers. Try trading HEBE?
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