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BY CLINKSO?LES &L?NGSTON. % ~ ANDERSON, S. C, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1905. VOLTJMIi XXXX--N?. 30.
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Seginning Wednesday morning, January 4th, we will offer our, entire Stock of Men's
and Boys'CLOTHING, OVERCOATS and ODD TROUSERS at a discount of 25 per cent.
This Sale includes bur entire Stock of Clothing?nothing reserved.
Every January we have these Sales, and if you have attended one in the past you
know what it means ; if not, you had best come and share in these GENUINE BARGAINS
Men's and Boys* Overcoats
? AT A ??
Reduction of 25 per Cent.
This Sale comes just in mid-winter, when you need an
Overcoat most, for yon kne^r how cold and disagreeable
J anuary usually is.
$5.00 Qvercoats, 25 per cent off, now $3.75
7.50 Overcoats, 25 per cent off, now 5.65
10.00 Overcoats, 25 per cent off, now 7.50
12.50 Overcoats, 25 per cent off, now 9.40
15.00 Overcoats, 25 per cent off, now 11.25
20.00 0vet coats, 25 per cent off, now 15.00
Meii's and Youths' Suits
At a discount of 25 per cent.
Copy right 1904 by
Hart Schaffner Marx
HERE'S A CHANCE
To get a new Suit that doesn't come your way often. Up-to
date Suits, made as only our Clothes can be, and fully worth
our regular prices to any one, but it's not our way of doing
business to carry goods from one season, to another. Hence
this January Clearance Sale :
$5.00 Men's and Youth's Suits now $3.75
7.50 Men's and Youths^' Suits now 5.65
10.00 Men's and Youths' Suits now 7.50
12.60 Men'sand Youths'Suits now 9.40
15.00 Men's and Yoaths'Suits now 11,25
20.00 Men's and Youths* Suits now 15.00
Parents will be Interested in
Interested because it offers to them an opportunity to
provide for their boys smooth, stylish, well-tailored Suits at
exceptionally little prices. This is really an important sala
coining just at this season, when many boys are in need of a
new Suit :
$2.00 Boys' Kneo Pants Suits now $1.50
2.50 Boys' Knee Bants Suits now 1.90
3.00 Boys' Kneo Pants Suits now 2.25
4.00 Boys' Knee Bants Suits now 3.0?
5.00 Boy a* Knee Bants Suits now 3.75
0.00 Boys' Knee Bants Suits now, 4.50
The outs on the above named Suits and Overcoats are deep, but they are
C o p y r i g h t. 1904 b y
Hart Schaffner Marx
So you cancome Vore knowing* beforehand that what you sec Sa this advertisement ,?rill|pr
more tha^ substantiated when you ses the - Chiih?s.
Th? best things always go first, so you had best come early and get your share of these
The Farxers' Educational and
Cg-Operativ? Union of America. |
OONOUOTEO BY J. C. STRIDLINQ.
/9ET Commulcalions intended for this ;
jl department should be addressed to
U.U. StriblioK, Pul-dleton, 8. C.
A Farmer Wanted.
We want tho fanner that can make
cotton for 0> cents, and pay current
prices for fertilizer and other cost, to
stand up. Wo want to'hear from him.
We want to crown him as King cot
Where is tho farmer that can pay
eight per cent interest on everything
that gocB to produce cotton and sell
the crop for G} conts and get out with
out losing something or stealing some*
Where is the farmer that can afford
to sell his cotton on hand at a loss, to
produce another crop also ut a losst.
Where is tho farmer that does not
know that he can buy his year's crop
of cotton (if he can get it at bear
prices) cheaper than ho can make it?
Why not,' then, act like a sane man
and get up the hard cash that it will
take to produce %k is cotton crop, tako
one day off and buy his year's crop of
cotton in one day, go back homo, sell
out his cotton mules und save feed
and he a gentleman of leisure for ono
whole year and see how it feels.
Where is tho farmer that can pay
75 cents to $1.00 per bushel for corn. SO
per bnirel fo* flojir* I2j co?ts for meat
with 04 cent cotton aud not have hia
"bread basket" grow to his baok-bono
and see the buzzards play cards over
hiB cotton mule?
Where is the farmer that can pay
present prices for cotton goods with
0? cent cotton and make both ends
The best figuring we can do, and givo
the cotton grower tho benefit of tho
doubt, puts the cotton grower in knee
pants and hia shirt will like 2} inches
it-aching tho waistband of his knee
pants; und the third year he will have
to immigrate or die and go to a warmer
We want the picture of tho man that
can inn ko money out of cotton at 0}
cents to put at the head of this column,
and all live of the committee that
writes for this column will take a back
seat and give him the salary of all live
men to tell The Farmers' Union how
he does it?
Wo want to See the men come for
ward that can make two blades of grass
grow where "one grow last year, and we
want to see the men that will make one
stalk of cotton grow where two grew
last year to line up with tho grass
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\ Mieml ?xmiiz?rs.
Here ?b a tioftlv article from Hon.
Harvey Jordan,. President of the Cot
ton Growers'ProtecUve Association:
As is well known, 1 am not opposed
to the lino of commercial fertilizer, par
ticularly if high grade materials are
bought and muted at homo. I have
always and will continue to oppose the
use of low grade, mixed guanos into
which aro placed a large proportion of
ground slate, railroad cinders, etc., by
the manufacturers merely to reduce
the good material to a low basis' and to
make up the weight of the ton. In the
face of the present crisis farmers had
better go slow in the purchase of gu
anos. The ! cotton acreage must bo
heavily reduced and the use of com
mercial fertilizers reduced proportion
ately. The present 'price of coitoU is
already far below the cost of produc
tion. The price of cotton seed is cheap
er than in several years, but the prices
of cotton seed meal and guano is Very
high. The fertilizer people are as
heavily overloaded with goods as we
seem to be with, cotton. If, because
we make enough cotton to meet, the
world'o demand, the prices can be so
unmercifully; hammered down by the
speculators, it does seem that with the
manufacture of more guano than we
will need for 1005 the prices of that
commodity ehoald_ go down with . the
price of cut ion. Tho fertilizer people
I are fully organized and all firms charge
a uniform fixed price for their, goods.
Hut if the farmers refuse to buy at
present, prices will go down later.
. Tho situation is simply this, the far
mers cannot afford to pay high prices
for g.muo, mules and plantationSup
plies generally to raise another largo
crop of cotton in 1005. Tho 'farmers
must proceed to organize in eaoh coun
ty and pr?pare to buy together, buying
as little as possible. Now is tho timo
for economy, liny guano only for cash
or cotton notes. Make no promise to
nay for guquo in money.' Make your
cotton notes on a basis of ten cents per
pound. The cotton is worth it. You
cannot afford-to raise it for less. Tho
fertilizer people might just 'as:well car
ry part of the risk as to undertake to
force it all on yon. This one-sided
business of eternally putting all the
buidenB on the farmers is wrongs It
ought to be stopped. The fertilizer
people are entitled to a profit on their
goods: So are tho farmers entitled to
? profit on the products they produce.
The price of the supplies we need can't
stay where they.are, as if cotton was
selling for 13 cents per pound. We
. will be forced to hold our cotton and
reduce the cotton acreage and the ex
I p on sea of making th? crop. I there
fore nrgo oji farmers to make no trades
for their guan? at this time. Wait
thirty or sixty days and get together
on th? demand for a reduction 1o prices
of what S? wanted. Nuy tne acid
phosphate, meal and kauit and.mix,
your own ?coda at home. TIicbo aro
perilous times. Don't be in too bis a
hurry, to make debts for 1005 or heavy
expense accounts, '.,." ;
? Shot\'tn^jhTih7:hMrti Osear
Curetopf a ?$n of PoHe>* Officer Cure
ton, of Greenville, fell dead within
the threshold of a vile don-da Court
street in that oily Tuesday night, 3rd
iost.. at 8:20 o'olook. .Leila Brans,
the woman who keeps the houHC, sa>S'
that Otto Sammy, a horse, trader,
said to have gone there some timo a*o
from North Carolina, committed tho
deed, and: Sheriff G Wreath and Chief
of Polico Beskncll began a search
for! > th? man immediately after th?
'tragedy. They captured him about
? Smallpox has broken out io New- |
berry and compulsory vaooiuatiou has
^? There aro said to bo 20,000 bales
of cotton in the hands of South Caro
? Peter Watson, colored, at Beau
fort has been arrested ior embezzling
? The lato Col. C. S. MoCall, of
Bennettsville, left $"?,000 to the Thorn
well Orphanage at Cliuton.
? Thomas Rhcu, who shot and
killed William Green, near Sarapit iu
September, 1004, and then escaped,
has been captured at Kingstrce.
? Tho little son of Prof. C. W.
Bain, of tho South Carolina College,
was killed by being* struck in the
head by a falling brick from a build
? The records of Charleston, the
ooroncr's office show a total of 57 in
quests for the year, 32 accidental
doaths and 25 deaths as a result of
? Mrs. Stokes, of Orangnburn,
widow of tho late Congressman, J.
Win. Stokes, has founded a $1,500
scholarship at WofTord College for
? The United States Court has do
oidod that tbo law passed at the last
session of tho Legislature about ship
ping shad out of tho State is uncon
stitutional and void.
? C. A. Murph is tho winner of j
tho $100 prize in gold offered by tho |
First National Bank of Spartanburg
for the largost yield of ootton on ono
acre of land. His yield was 4,284
pounds of seed ootton.
? MiBS Npra Hicks has been ap
pointed oarrier on Cherokee route No.
1 in Spartanburg County and has en
tered upon the discharge of her duties.
Sho is the first woman oarrier for
South Carolina rural free delivery
routes. Her patrons aro well pleased
with her appointment.
? Solioitor Ifoggs says: "Somo of
tho nowspapere have had a good deal
to say about tho prevalence of orime
in tho. State, aud the failure of tho
courts to punish criminals, but 1 do
not thick the records will warront
such statements. Certainly the re
cords of the Ei?, th Circuit do not
? Whiie sitting on a mule at his
residence two mileB east of York ville.
Napoleon A. Simril had ah attack of
heart trouble and foil dead, Mrs. Sim
ril witnessing the sad ooourrenoe. Mr.
Simril was one of the most successful
aud enterprising mon of York Coun
ty, and was highly esteemed by his
? While constructing a wall in a
well at Paoolet Tom Smith, colored,
was instantly killed by rooks falling
on his head and crushing his skull.
The well in whioh be was working,
building a rock wall, is about thirty
feet deep. A bucket, filled with
rooks was being lowered into tho well
when suddenly the bucket came apart
and the rooks plunged downward,
striking. Smith on the head killing him
? An eleotiop was held Tuesday,
3rd inst., on tho question of forming
a new oounty from portions of Abbe
ville, Edgefield and Greenwood, and
tho people is the territory involved
have declared in favor of its establish
ment. The voto was a large majority
for tho new county advocate*, it
standing 551 for to 147 against the
scheme- Tho Legislature will no
doubt create the county at the coming
session. MoCormi.i is to bo the
?? There is a possibility of Winthrop !
College obtaining $10,000 more from
Andrew Carnegie. It will be remem
bered that some time ago President
Johnson received from that source a
check for $20,000 for a library. Plans
were all completed and Mr. Carnegie
was so pleased with the result that ho
offered the college $10,000 more provi
ded that the institution raised $1,000
which is tho usual amount required.
Pians are now on foot for raising the
? The latest, enterprise for Spar
tanburg County is a'towel and quilt
faotory. A company composed of
Yernon Maokenfuss, E. C. Bogers,
Lewis Thomson and others are the
promoters, and the plant will bo
located near Wellford. Tho capital
stock is $25,000. The site for the
faotory has been purohased, it is
situated ne er the Southern main line.
Work of building tho mill will begin
in the near future. .The mill will
operate 36 looms. It will be the only
towel and quilt faotory in this seotion
of the South.
? It is expeoted that the suit for
$20,000, brought by J. Walter Gray,
Jr., against the Southern Railway for
persousl iojaries received in a wreok
on No. 97, the fast mail, will come up
for trial in the courts of Atlanta in
tho course of o few weeks. The
plaintiff, who J s native of Spartanburg,
Is represented by Arnold & Arnold,
of Atlanta. The wreck, in whioh Mr.
Gray was injured, took place ott De
cember 17, 1903. No. 97, the fast
mail Was rnnning at a high rate of i
speed, it is said, when the locomotive
struck an open switch aud crashed into
some cars standing on tho siding.
Mr. Gray was employed as a railway
mail clerk at tho time, and was riding
in one of the forward oars. He sus
tained a number of painful iu juries, i
including a broken collar bone and a
wrench of the neck, whioh, it is
thought by his physicians, is now
pressing on the base of the brain, pro
ducing alarming results.
? He who expresses his willingness
to >iie for a woman always reserves^he
I right to fix thy date of his demise.
? There, wero 331 homicides in the
County of New York last year. ,
? New York is cxpcrionciog a bg
vero storm. Seveo people lost their
lives and traflio is tied up.
? Robert Corscy, colared. had one
"leg shot off by a trap gun while steal
ing chickens from a coop in Cumdcn,
? Four members of the New York
cotton exoliMigo have Veen suspend
ed for sixty days because they got in
? Japmeso colonists in Texas
celebrated the fall of Port Arthur at
Houston Wednesday with speech
making and fireworks.
? A Polish family, coaMsting of
ton persons, were burned to death in
a tiro which destroyed their homo at
Morris Run, Pa., Wednesday night.
? A $100,000 tire, which destroyed
two banks and five stores, occurred
in Wrightflvillo. (?a., on Friday night
?supposed to havo been iooeodiary.
? An iocendiary fire at Greenville,
N. C, destroyed five tobaooo ware
houses and over a milliou pounds of
tobacco. Tho property loss was about
? Senator Clay, of Georgia, intro
duced into tho Seuato Wednesday, a
bill granting 15 days leave of absence
annually to rural freo delivery mail
? Tho dividend and interept dis
bursements in New York city- to be
mad3 in January will amount, ac
cording to iho Journal of Commerce,
? A snoak thiof took about $2000
oash and checks from tho desk of
Cashier O. A. Patterson, in tho Water
Works Department, of Cleveland,
Ohio, and escaped.
? John H. Kirby, of Houston,
Texas, has brought suit against Pat
Calhoun, of Atlanta, for $1,000,000,
becauso ho has withheld certain oil
stock belongiug to Kirby.
? Minnesota has voted to abolish
the grand jury system in that State
on the ground that it is useless. Some
other way for bringing to trial will bo
providod by tho Legislature.
i ?A bank with an Indian chief as
its president has been organized to do
business at Skiatook, I. T. The in
stitution opens next week, with Chief
W. C. Rogers of the Cheiokees at its
? Near New York aity there baa
been started a cstaip farm which is
proving a profitable investment. The
product is shipped to New York ani
mal dealers, and sold to the owners of
? At a recent meeting of the negro
educators of tho South, hold at Mem
phis, the declaration was made that
a majority of the negro ( boy s of the
oountry are beiag supported in idle
ness by their mothers.
? During the paBt year the Epia
jopal church in this country has gaiu
?d thrco per cent on its membership.
:ho Presbyterian church two and a
talf per cent and the Methodist aud
l?aptist about one and four fifths per
? Seven of th? nine convicts who
ricd to escape from the California
penitentiary at Folsom were shot,
,hrcc being instantly killed and others
teriously ? some fatally ? wo> nded.
The jonvicts, 325 in number, wore at
tvork in a rock quarry, when they
made an attack on the guard.
? George II. Williams, aged 83
years, formerly United States Senator
from Oregon, and attorney general
under President Grant, and now mayor
of Portland, Ore, has been indicted
by the grand jury of Multnomalt Coun
ty on a charge of malfeasance i.1 office
in refusing to enforco the statures of
Oregon against gambling.
? Travis Johnson, a wed known
citizen, was murdered in a room of
tho Arlington club in Pensacola, Via.,
his head being nearly severed from
his body by a knife or hatchet. The
object was robbery, nearly $200 being
taken from tho murdered man. Johu
Griffith, a marine engineer, has been
arrested oharged with the crime.
? A dispatch from Marysville,
Ohio, says: All reoords for divorce
were broken hero when twin brothers
who were wedded to twin Bisters were
simultaneously separated from their
wives. The brcth?ia are Aivin and
Levi Br?cklas, farmers, who live in
Champaign County. They woro wed
ded on tho same day. Five years
from that time to the very day eaoh
filed a divoroo petition. In both cases
wilful absenoo was given as the cause,
the brothers oharging that their wives
had deserted them.
? The blook telegraph system has
just been extended as far south as
Spencer, N. C, tho southern end of
tho Danville division of tho Southern
Railway. This makes the travel on
tho portion of the system from Wash
ington to Jponoor, a distance of 334
miles, much unter. For a considerable
time this system was in use as far
South as Lynchburg, and the exten
sion indicated has been th'i means'of
giving forty-three addition d men em
ployment The extended service is
costing the system somothiu*; over
$2,000 a month.
? Tho total shipments of gold from
the local Unitod States assay office in
Charlotte for tho year 1904 were $262,
46148, as against $213,726.99 for
1903, showing an increase of $48,734.
59. The report shows a marked im
provement in the mining industry in
the surrounding country. Operations
have been resumed in several old
mines that remained idle for years',
in the past twelve monthB, while as
many new oosb have been opened. In
the list few months of the past year
the recoipto were heavier than over
before. In Dcoembsr the total ship
ments were $30,171.15?tho heaviest
monthly shipments in years and $10,?
000 more than the average.
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no co q fj
Ever shown in Anderson, at FrioeB
that DEFf COMPETITION, eometo
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Oar Buyer has just returned from the Northern markets,
j and values in Goods are. arriving daily that prove to the
I most fastidious dressers the result of careful selections.
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