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0. C. LANOSTON, S i?ROPR.KTOR8.
one YEAR, ----$) 50
SIX months, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11. 1905.
A eollego for servants has been
opened in Baltimore, Of course those
graduates who have best developed
their staying qualities will find thctn
selves in greatest demand.
If the people continue t) read all
the unnics reported in the accounts of
battles and other events in the war
between lius-ian aiid .Japan, an in
crease in the number < f inmates in
the lunatic- asylums is inevitable.
One of the latest in", entions is a
machine that will .-hear three hun
dred sheep at once. The New York
Commercial does not sec anything
wonderful in the invention, as Wall
street has ha'i ft r many years a ma
chine that shears three thousand
lambs at. a clip.
Somebody is going to have to admit
a gr?.?t big mistake, cither the men
who got up the cotton reports for the
government or the farmers who are
now declaring that the reports uro
far from being accurate. The end of
the season will tell whether the one or
the other source of information is cor
A review of Trensury operations
for the calendar year 1904, issued
a few days ago in Washington, shows
that the total receipts of the Treasury
department were $540,000,000 und
the expenditures, including the
Panama canal payment, were $j(>2,
000,000, a deficit for the year of $22,
A Georgia paper very truly says
that the wisest plan for every planter
every year is to diversify his crops,
in order that he need not depend en
tirely on cotton for his money return.
Should this course be followed by a
majority of the Southern planters the
supply of cotton would rarely exceed
tho demand and reasonably good
prices would be maintained.
The nomination of W. D. Crum,
the negro, to be collector of customs
for tho port of Charleston, was con
firmed by the Senate last Friday by r.
vote of 33 to 17. Crom bas been ap
pointed by tho President three times
and in addition had received three re
cess appointments. Tho confirmation
was opposed by Senator Tillman, who
made a speech devoted almost en
tirely to the question of tho constitu
tional right of tho President to make a
recess appointment when no actual
recess had occurred, the Sonalo hav
ing adjourned one session and begun
another at noon of tho same day.
Crum will now be entitled to receive
a salary which has accumulated since
the first appointment.
While the question of increasing
the judioial circuits is a most impor
tant one, yet in considering changes
in the courts, the jury systeia is far
more in need of reform than anything
else. The system itself, perhaps, is
all right, or at least it will do, but the
-reformation should be in the matter
^s qualification for jury service. At
present the qualification to vote is
1 practically the only requisite. Moral
character and mental ability are rare
- ]y considered in drawing juries. There
Iare, too, hundreds of otherwise good
citizens in the State who purposely
avoid qualifying themselves to serve.
It ought to be possible to roach this
4 viud nuu uutQpoi tueui. vv ucvuer
i measures oan be done or not ocrtainly
measures can be taken to keep incom
p?tents off, and no time ought to be
lost in doing that. After reform is
made in this respeot there will be
time plenty to consider whether more
judges are needed, or whether condi
tions cannot be met if proacut courts
will dispose of more business boforo
them. Undoubtedly, something can
bo done on this line.
Tho cotton situation is the main
subject cow of comment throughout
tho South, and several plans are being
suggested for relief. In tho South
west tho farmers, it seems to us, are
going at it in the proper way. It is
annouueed from place to place in
Texas and Louisiana that plans have,
been perfeoted for the reduction of
'/he cotton acreage for next year and
- -?3ture years. The plans are the r?
duit of oonferences between the far*
jners and the bankers and merchants.
The farmers will agree to reduce acre
age, the understanding being that
those who do not will receive no finan
cial assistance from the banks or mer
j'y.' chants, without which few farmers
can carry on their operations success
fully. The reduction proposed is 15
' per cent, under the acroago of 1903.
- There will be a large increase in the
s. . . aeresgo in- wheat, cdrn and oats in
?s^ ; .' North Texas, and.a booni in the truck
\ bugine*?;. This plan, it is said, will
.lie presented before the cotton oanven
M?M'M-/^otk 8000 10 -t?' hold in Noc Or le au s
/ and strong yurged for adoption.
Letter I'roin Quartermaster Gcnciall
to lion. Wyatt Aiken,
Washington, D. C, Dec. 10, 1?KM.
War Department, Ollice of the Quar
termaster General.--11 on. Wyatt Aiken,
M. C., I'. S. JloitHt; of Representatives,
?Sii: Referring to the letter herewith
from Mr. 10. 11. liar ton, Adjutant)
Camp Jasper Hawthorne, Easley, S.
C, dated December 13, 1004, brought
by you personally to this ollice, I have
the honor to inform you that 1 know
of only one existing law under which
claims can be paid by the Government
for property taken by U. S. troops
during <?r subsequently to the Civil
War, und this law is tho Act of Con
gress approved February '-'?, 1003, (ex
piring April 37, WW) which authorizes
the Quartermaster General of thu
Army to investigate and pay claims ul
paroled ox-Confederate soldiers lor
their own army horses, mules and
c quipim nt taken from them after tliu
mu render l>y Federal troops acting or
presumably acting under orders.
For the investigation and adjust
meut of these claims, certain r?gula* i
Hour wore promulgated by the Qunr*
termuKler General mid approved by
the [Secretary ot War. tinder these
regulations tlx- following is required:
1. Euch claimant must state his
own elairn under oath Mho Depart
ment furnishes no blank loi ins lor tin:
purpose), mailing it to thu Quarter
master General, U.S. A., Washington,
3. In his allidavit lie should stale
his name, rank, company and the regi
ment iii which Ik* was nerving at the
lime ot the surrender, ami by whom
;;. The date and place, of surrender,
and to whom surrendered.
4. That lie was paroled at or after
the surrender, naming thu paroling
oOicer, timo and place. Written pa
roles, if in existence, should he Ii led
with claims: otherwise, the sworn
testimony of two credible persons(pio
1'erably soldiers), knowing the tacts
must be submitted as proof.
5. That he was required to be mount
ed tor the performance of his military
duties, and that the property taken
was his own and that it was being used
in the Confederate service at the time
of the surrender aud was taken by U,
S. troops acting or presumably acting
under orders, statiug how, when and
where (and by whom if it is known) it
was taken. State value of each horse
or mule, saddle, bridle, blanket and
fi, At least two credible persons (sol
diers preferred) must corroborate) all
the claimant's statements and essen
tial particulars, stating how their
1.'ri.tiv IjwI ir<. *l*.?ri*rif' wiiQ ry\Oil i rn.d
7. It tho soldier bo dead, his widow
may make the claim. It' both bo dead,
Iii? child, or children jointly ; or if no
children survive the soldier, a parent
may make tho claim. Allowance for
only one horse and i quipmcnt is made
to a private soldier and two horses,
equipment aud side arma to a commis*
K. All statements by the claimant
and witnesses must bo under oath.
Tho credibility of each must bo certi
fled to by the official before whom they
make oath and his oilieial seal must
be atlixed to each allidavit.
C. F. Humphrey,
Quartermaster General, U. s. Army,
By Geo. E. i'ond,
Assistant Quartermaster Generul,
U. S. A.
Letter Carrier Examination.
A civil service examination for the
positions of cleik and carrier in the
post ollice service is announced to he
Held at Anderson on January 38.
The rate of pay for letter carriers in
a city with the population of Anderson
is $850 per annum for those in the
second class und $G00 per annum for
those in the third class. lu a city of
less than 75,000 population there aronu
carriers of tho first class. Appoint
ments are made to the class having the
minimum rate of pay und promotions
to the higher grades are made at the
expiration of one year's service, on
certificate of the postmaster to the elli
ciency and faithfulness of the employe
during the preceding year.
A substitute currier receives a com
pensation of $1 per annum and the
pro rato compensation of tho carrier
whose route he may be required to
serve. A vacancy in the regular force
of carriers must be filled by the pro
motion of tho Ron i or nubatitute.
1 UO onmnuo ut v..\j?nu mw ?... pvui
oflices vary according to the class of
work to be performed and the size of
tho otHce, but $400 to $1,000 is the
smaller ones, as high as 91,700 per an
num in tho larger offices. All original
appointments of clerks are made at
the minimum salaries.
The examination will consist of spoil
ing, arithmetic, letter-writing, pen
manship, copying from plain copy,
United States geography and read ad
The age limit in all positions is from
18 to 45. Applicants must be sound
EhysicaUy. at least r> re et 4 inches in
eight in bare feet and weigh notless
than 135 pounds.
Na nnnlinAtinita forthiS ?XH???i???itioii
will be accepted unless received before
January 23rd. Application blansa may
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. ' ' ' ...... \J A. \A ? - . ?. V bUU m uuv
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, God in his all wise provi
dence baa been pleased to lay his hand
of death upon our beloved brother, J.
Marshall Webb, a most consistent,
faithful and conscientious member of
our church, and while we, with pro
tound reverence, humbly submit to
the unswerving will of God. we feel
that it is our duty, and are, therefore,
constrained to express our grief nt the
loss of our brother. Therefore be it
Resolved, 1st. That in the death of
our brother, J. Marshall VVehb,
Mount Pisgah Church, the community
and his family have sustained a*u irre
parable loss. The Church will miss
him because of his faithful attendance
and continued support, the community
will miss him because of the ever help
ing band he so willingly held forth, but
mo*t of all will he be missed by the
Christian family be left, to whom he
was so devoted and to whom he was bo
denr. As a soldier Bro. Webb was on
faltering and brave, as a oitisec patri
otic and benevolent, as a Christian tar
nest, humble, God-fearing and God
serving, and as a hueband and father
he was kind, affectionate, devoted,
ever taking special delight in serving
those most near and dear to him. All
of these Christian graces so indispen
sable we have found exempli lied in the
life of our brother. He lived a model
Christian life and died in the f nil hope
of a glorious resurrection, Wc realize
that in the death of onr brother a
guiding star h?? passed from oar view,
a soul ot sterling worth ia at test. We
mourn his loss and grieve on account
of bis absence, bat in silence and ham
ible submission we bow to the unerring
providence of God, knowing that Ho
doeth all things well and thai, no hand
but His can guide aright.
3nd. That to the bereaved family
i we' extend onr sincere sympathy and
pro v God't richest blessings upon them
and. ever commend them to Him who
krinwcst a* d erieth not. '
-ni. That a page in oui ebuich io
cord ho inscribed to lus memory, a
copyol these resolutions ho forwarded
to the Baptist Courier lor publication
and a copy to-the. family of our depart
Brother Webb departed this lifo 1
Nov. 13, ?oai. VV. A. Cason,
Sul?van Hardware Oo. have two car
loads of American Field Fence on baud,
bought before the advance in price on it.
This iH the strongest and heat Fence
ANDLlUl.-O.VS OM R IAN.
Dr. 11. V Heese has Opened His
Optical Parlor Over Atkinson's
I 'rug .Store.
The people in and around Anderson
have lorn; fell the need of an exklusive,
up-to-date optician who will be i?"r
rciauentiy located among them. D'.
Reese, being aware o] this faor, bas open
ed Iiis olllce over Atkinson's Drug Store,
"torner of Depot and Main street*, and
will heioaftor have his per m an ont office
%\i*h n?here in Anderson. Those who
have and are now having trouble with
ihelr eyes, oan at any time tint] hisolllco
open, ami a welcome if they should do
hire to consult him. Dr. ItetS'J is well
known among uh, anil baa many pa
lion ta in and around Anderson that will
testify to ins aldlity to correct the moat
obstinate ciso of rofracllou ol the eyes.
He comes among us endowed l>y the
loading professions, lias all the leading
methods r?f examination, and it is worth
your time to visit hlsomce and Und out
the true coudition of your eyes by the
most improved system for refracting the
<}o!nilm South. Dr. Reese is a member
of tho Optical Association of South Caro
lina and has hin diploma from a rocog
ni/, id co:lego of optica.
Notice Final Settlement.
fHMHE , undersigned, Executor of
JL the Estate of S.', M. *?oer, deceas
ed, hereby gives notice that ho will on
Monday, February 13th, lPU.r>. apply
to the Judge of Probate for Anderson
County for a Final tiettlemont of said
Estate, and a discharge from bis offico
.If) UN M. G ERR, Executor.
Jan 11, 1003, _30_5
Notice to Administrators,
A LL Administrators, Executors, Guar
dians and Trustees are hereby notified to
make their annual Returns to this otlico
during the months of January aud Feb
ruary, as required bv law.
K. Y. H. NANCE,
Judge of Probate.
_Jan I I , 1905_30_5_
Notice to Trespassels.
Notice is hereby given to ail persons
not to trespass on nny of our land.s in
Varonnos and .Savannah Townehlps in
nny way whatsoever?by bunting. Bab
ing, cutting timber, setting out lire or
trespassing in any other manner. Par
tis entering eaid"lands aftor publication
of tide notice will bb dealt with to the
lullest exteut of the law.
MRS JOSEPHINE OTSNTRY,
M RH. SARAH J. GENTRY,
MRS. MARY A. STUCKEY,
H. F. GENTRY.
W. D. GENTRY,
W. M. MoMAH*N.
Jan 11, 1005 30- 3
Valuable Property For Sale,
By virtue of the authority conferred by
a resolution adopted at a meeting of tbe
Stockholders of tbe WllliamBton Fe
male College Company held at Wil
liamstOD, S. C, on the 31st dav o:
December lost, tbe Directors of said Com
pituv hereby offers lor sale on Balesdey
in February next, within tbe usual
bourn of public sales, in from of tht
Court House, in thn City of Anderson
S. C, all the Real Estate of said Com
pany, situ?t I in the town of Williamstoo
County of AnderBon.Stato aforesaid, con
taining live (5) acres, more or less, and
bounded on tbe South by Main street, on
the West by Estate of George W. Ander
sou, deceased, Minor street intervening
on the North by property of B. Lander d
Son, and on the East by lands of S. J,
Duckworth and tho Estate of Thomas
Cry mes, deceased;. This is one of tin
lineal hotel properties in the State. Tbli
property will be mote fully described on
the day of sale by a plat ol the same, tc
betheu exhibited, which will indicate
shape, couraee and distances.
Terms of Sale?One-half cash, aud tin
bslsncs es a credit of t??sivc mcsihs
wiiii interest fro?? ?? =si? al ii?= ?"=i?
of 8 per cent, per annum until paid It
full Interest to be computed and paid
annually, and if not paid annually, to be
added to and become part of the princi
pal, and tba whole bear interest at the
same rate until the whqle is paid in fall
Tbe credit portion to be secured by i
bond of the purchaser and mortgage ol
tbe premises, whloh instrument 3jail
provide for the payment of 10 per cent
attorney's feeB,. in addition to principal
and interest, in the event that it become;
i.e-eisaury to lnatitdte salt to collect the
oredit portion of the purchase money.
Purchasers to pay extra for papers, and
to have leave to anticipate payment on
tbe credit portion at any time.
GEORGE W. BULLIVAN, Pres.
vv. T. Li A ci DRE, Socvy.
Jin 1L1905_80 . 4
Wholesale and Retail.
(To to 100 always on hand.
Special prices to olub buyers.
I handle a good claw of Tennessee
Mules. Will save von time and freight.
A visit to my stables will convince yon,
Come. T. M. LOWERY,
Stncca, S. C.
Tan 4,1905 20 4
WILL T0U BE ONE?
There are about seven million poo
pie in the XL 8. who have savings ac
counts. ' These accounts show an av
erage of $400 each; eeventy out ol
every hundred persona starting sa vingt
J accounts with one dollar keep then
going, and m a short time have ieve
eral hundreds dollars; If you will
open an account with the Saving D?
part ment of the Bank of Anderson
there are seventy chances o?l^fll
hundred of your sooner or. later hav
ing the average.
THE BANK OF ANDERSON,
The oldest'and strongest Ba'ok in the
Columbia Soluble Guano.
* . . . ?
Made from lish. and. animal matter.
Has no equal as a Cotton Fertilizer.
COLUMBIA O-TJA^sTO GOMPAITY,
#sr* FOR SALE BY -S*
ANDERSON, S. C.
We have just rounded up the past year with by
far the most successful business we have ever had.
To start the New Year toward still greater achieve
ments we offer for?
JANUARY SELLING :
100 pieces prettiest styles of A.. P. C. Ginghams ever oflered.
Ne*v lot of Embroideries, Val. Laces, Torchon lkces, Etc,
2000 yards light-colored, yard-wide Percales?suitable for
Shirts, Shirtwaists, Etc.?the best 12?c Goods mado, at 10c yard.
2000 yards Lineoized Madras, worth 10c, at lie yard.
THE COLD WAVES are still coming.
Plenty of Blanket?, Comforts, Etc, here yet. We are going
to sell them while they are in stason. Save money by buying
these Goods from us.
Cottcn Blankets, each, 25c, and up to 82.50 kind at 81.G8 pr.
150 11-4 White Bed Spieads, beautiful patterns, and remem
ber they are extra sizes, only 81.25 each.
25 doz. large size, hemstitched Towels only, 10c each, while
- Women's Kangaroo Coarse Shoes, worth 81.25, at 98c pair.
Women's Fine Shoes, every pair warranted, all styles, at
Women's Fine Shoes from 75c pair up.
Men's High Grade Shoes, such standard makes os T. D.
Barry's, Bion F. Reynolds, Selz, Schwabs, J. E. Tilts, Etc. No
better goods made than these.
We will make a special ef?o.-t to close out all Winter-weight
Clothing-, and will save, you money below anybody's prices if you
will see us before buying.
Men's heavy Wool Pants, 500 pair to select from, worth $1.50,
at 81.10 pair.
Ladies' Heavy Ribbed Undervests and Pants only 25c each.
Ladies' Fine Bleached Ribbed Vests and Pants, worth 50c,
at 39o each.
Le dies' and Men's "Wool Underwear, cheap at S 1.25 each, our
price 85c each.
Men7d Winter-weight Underwear 25c each and up.
Two Ba?le Sewing Cotton lc, two Spools Sewing Cotton 5o,
5c Handkerchiefs at 2}c each and up, 25c Suspenders at 15c pair,
Ladies' Seam! ass Hose at 5c pair.
Thouoands of Goods underprieed at this Store.
G. H. BAIL.ES.
k^?&htwbjqq suie 1
Every piece of Winter Gooda marked way down.
If yon want it for less, it's certainly worth your while to
Whenever in Town don*t fail to visit our Store.
-: ' .
; We are always in a position to serve yon witln the Goods,
pri?es and service.
Don't think the Stock of?
Has been exhausted, and that all the pretty ones
have gone. If for some reason you have deferred
buying, come right on and see me, as the beauties
are still to be sold.
Will receive now very soon a tremendous lot of
Call to see this line. . '
Trusting you will favor me with your Spring
business, I am?
MRS. F. A. BLACK.
GET THE HABIT !
To Buy Your Shoes
THE BOSTON SHOE STORE
WE bave the strongest line of Boys' and Children's Shoes
that ever came to And$*on.
You find the best Flow Shoe to the very finest Dresa Shoe.
We sell only Shoes which we can guarantee.
Why should you buy others when you can get the VERY
BEST wear at tbe very least money.
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^ jl^u uuii iriAj . ujmjirv juu uwto oncu vut mii-Lnaj. - v
^ Buy your Shoes in a Shoe Store.* You gat the right fit.
? If you have corne or bunions we car* shape your Shoes so
that you will be relieved of pain.
We have a Shoe for Sunday,
tf We ha*e a pair fur Monday for work,
j Surely we bave a pair to pteaae you.\
? Respectfully, v
mAif ? ara oasuauBWBastBb
Next to the Farmavs and Merchants Bank.
WHY BUY FEHT502ERS
Made by foreign companies, when you have a factory at
home which is turning out the Best Goods
. sold.ou this -market ?
Wc fcavs a F?ytirj ?sav is iipt?-wfe^. $a-aU;^j^2w,''^ui^d-w & & ;&o
most modern machinery and app?iii?c?s.>
We buy the highestgrade"." f?io^'^-^^b?^ls*t'e' :-.ir???t^.<?ttd?. all oih?r ingre
dients that go into the manipulation of o??? Goods are of the l)eat quality,
all cf which are under the personal car* find attention of our Sup?ruitea
dent, who is one of the beet FertiU^maf?** in ?ie South.
We can furnish you any grad? of glv is'th^
Fertilizers, Acid ?Phosphfttea, Blood jGfaMto,*;'^itrate^'Soda, Mur?ate ?f
Po?^sh or Kaimt.
We iuv?0i-^m^ar^^A?(;:.*^aly86? ?f our goods with' any ^hers on the
We;',also refer you to some of the largest fam?ra in the country, whs
have been using our good* in th? pftot >lth;iJhe besS results.
We have Agents a* every Station ih ?pper ^ be
glad for you to catfeon them.f?r niit?s.