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BY CMNKSCALES & LANGiT?N! ' ANDERSON, S. C, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1905, VOLUME XXXX-NO. 37.
JANUARY SALE IS OVER,
at we still have some excellent Bargains in
Copyright 1904 by
H art Schaffner & Marx
TO OFFER YOU.
So if you have a
This is the Store for you. All
Overcoats we have left we
will continue to sell at * dis
count of 25 per cent until
they are fill sold.
It will pay you to buy one
Of our Overcoats when you
can gvt thesa at this saving,
even if you do not wear it at
all this winter.
Buy One and save it for next
You can't invest your mon
ey in anything that will pay
you. as well.
By. the way. jn?t want to tell you that our January
Sale was the most successful one we have ever known. Our
?aies mounted to a height never before reached in any pre
vious January. x'
h^e&?tily endorsed by every farmer who has used them,
aye never heard of one that did not give entire satisfac
tion in every way ; have never Heard of one of these Planters
that did not do mere than was olaimed for it, and in every
w?y exceeded the expectations of the purchaser.
We give below the testimonials of ? few of the farmers
of Anderson County who have used them.,. We h?ve many
Gentlemen : I have been using one of your No. 3 Cole's Combination Planters
ihe pcat'aeaaon. I cannot cay too much in favor of thla Machine. It Jo certainly
the most perfect Implement that I have ever usbo*. It is compact, splendidly modo
e??'ly opsrat?d aKd planta perfectly. The fertilizer Attachment is perfect in ita
working. As a cornj pea, piada?, caaox and cotton planter no better Implement
could be devised. The seed are planted at an oven depth, the ridge is scraped even
smooth, and ihe coverera pack Joat the right amount of '#*lrt on ridge. When
the as?d come up they all borne up about the aanae time and in a perfect line, thus
isaalcing it en eaay matter to thin out and cultivate crops. Every farmer should
have a Wo. 3 Cole'e Planter if So .wishes to farm successfully.
Very trnly y?urev S. O. JACKSON.
Gentlemen: It gives the pleasure tc give my endorsement of Cole Cotton Pia?:
tors. I think it abont perfect. Will pay for itself in saving seed?can\ get a goci
stand *?lth half tho aaed of any ether:Planter. Respectfully,
I*; B. ?AUPBEIil*.
/ GenUamen: it affo'r?a nao pleasure to recommend* the Cole Cotton, and Corn
Plantar that r bought of yea last Spring. I have used nearly every Planter that hae
been brought but, and thlirfe .t>y long odda the best that I have < ever used, ''it dis
tributes in a close, direct Une, with uniformity of depth and distance; thus inevulrte
? Stand with less fceed Shah other Planters. Tb* Machics i? ?stosg and 0?rable and ,
easy to operate, ?ad la zzy opinion is rar the besj; Corn and Cotton Planter and Gu
ano Distributor that I have ever . ReapectfUly, J. ?. MoEIiHOY.
geth?f fws my..'entire farm next Spring. . .They -will come ar.?w ffecuring ? .stand of
=cot?h than any Planter I have ever used on my lands.
J. Bl?t/rotf WATSON.
, \ Gentlemen : Tb? Oo?o Cotton Planter I bongto of yo? last Spring ?ave entire
iTE?tSaft??tiohi ' Tha etand of cotton waar about perfect. My neighbors who tf?od otter
tna?iea are convinced that tue Colo Planter is superior, and say thfcy, ninet have one
aejtt.r8pxic^. Yonre very trply, . .' i>.'S?v ElNG.
Gsntteme? : 'TO aay the ?eaaL I am very znncb plewod witi the Trorksib*'--'tt*iOoSs>:
>Ooiton PlAoter hooghs of you thla aeaao*/:Hev*r liad ? bettor stand of cotton sines
fsrmiog. UU easily Operated and Mghfe rnnalcg. You cannot recom
i?+3er *5o highly la my'jddgment, ItplonJ* cotton seed ? more Uniform
water .X have ever used on aa^v fa
frzo.'.taidl have- ss^ four oibar
Ywi^^iw^eetfolly, J. W? ROTHROCK;./
Oentiemen : Ihavo been ashag th? Col? Cotton Planter now for the pm\ two ses
?tia^raapot|?^:to:a^.Ott*?f Ranter Jf.feave ever asad. It eavea'scod etioxsafr j
to every farmer in this I
no f?Vtiao tb?'Co?o Planter, for it do*a exactly what ^ery.i^rltt?r.r'walBlA<-?':J
- R^fce?nityi' : " 3, o. *JtcCttWNV,
Tho Farmers' Educational and
Oo-0perativo Union of America.
CONDUCTED BY J. O. 8TRIBUNG.
fiSF Commulcatloos intended fur this
department should ha addreosed to
J. C. Strib?Dg, Patdletou, a. 0.
Better bave a little talk with the
business agent of yonr Farmers7 Club
before you put your cotton Ou the mar
ket, or buy 1er tili/urn.
Have you cut your acr?ago in cotton I
and fertilizer! or have you just cut the (
coruer of your eye around just a little '
to see what your neighbor is doiug?
Now, see hero, neighbor, don't act a
fool if you can help it; you will surely
feel bad if you do. Don't you remem
ber'OS and '00, when about every other
fellow thought hia neighbor was going
to do tho cutting, and he would do tho
jumping, and the consequence was
that the men that broke the faith
most lost most. Don't you remember
it? for cotton went down that year way
If you have to sell your next year's
crop of cotton below cost, don't raise a
howl about Wall Street gamblers
trying to rob you, but just hire you a
good kicking machine and back up to
it; that is if you belong to the cIubs
that will not reduce acreage.
Anderson S. C, Feb. 18.
R. F. D., No3.
J. M. Ayer & Co., New York- City.?
Gentlemen: Your letter of the.21st
ult., together with circulars, duly re
ceived, aud I trust you will pardon de
lay in auswering sunie, as I wanted to
write you at length, aud give you as
near us possible the true condition of
things as they exist in this my home
Couuty of Anderson, and J. will add,
that this is one among the largest cot
ton producing counties in the entire
And now, allow me to say at the
outset, believing that existing cir
e tun Glances here are altogether for
eign to you, I give you credit of sin
cerity in all that you have said in
your circulars, aud believe that you
have expressed an honest thought;
yet, I must say that taking your re
marks as a whole, you are aa far from
right as the North Pole is from the
You begin your remarks by saying
that if tho production of c<- ;on is
anything like the amount inuicated
by official reports,, the plantera and
producers are with-holding a tremen
dous amount from the market. Well,
friends, we farmers know as: well as
everybody else knows, that we have
mado a great big cotton crop?more
than we should nave made, and we
believe that there is more cotton in the
hands of the producer at this season
of the year than wub ever known be
fore. And now/ why have we made
snob an enormous cotton cropt First,
by jost simply . being "hoo-dooded"
into planting the greatest number of
acres last year that the world has ever
known. After the crop M 1903 1904
waa known to be eo ehoi t. and the
price going so nigh last spring?af ter
most of the cotton bad gone out of the
farmers' hands, a trap was set for ua
and we walked in, eo far as making
more of the "white stuff" than ever
T^f?re :ie s^scerscu. Yes, we were
told by the .speculator and too manu
facturer, that it would be impossible
for uo to make too much cotton?that
all the surplus was gone, and that the
v>orld needed more than we could pos
sibly prodnce. All the Northern news
papers, and I am sorry to say a fcV>w of
our own Southern papers, nut it to us
that the day of cheap cotton had pass
ed to the great, beyond, and that never
again would we see eight cents cotton;
it mattered not how much we made.
juet such "rot" as the above,
together with an extra. cotton season
for 1904, is the cause of our ovor pro
duction. Bat rest assured that w<* jave
been taught a valuable lesson by lis
tening to the outside world as to how
much we shall plant in cotton. Tho
farmers of this Section have taken their
business into their own hands, and a
man, or* set of men who can talk .us
out of a great reductionof cotton acre
age this year can rightfully claim the
honor of being a double and twisted
eouoiu to King Solomon.
You seem to think that the assertion
made in my letter to Price, of our abil
ity to hold our cotton now on hand,
was unqaaliiied. Permit- me to say
right here that wo are educated to the
point to know that two wrongs doesn't
make a right; consequently, if we have
made too muoh cotton we are by no
means going to turn it over to tho
speculator 'he-low the Cost of produc
tion that ho may pocket tho profite of
our honest toil. With a - portion of
this cotton crop sold at renamerative
prices, and with one of the beat food
crops harvested last fall in tho history
of our country, together with our far
mers helping each other where help is
needed, that we may show, to the world
the kind of stuff .wo are made of-^-I
s?5, wai?; air : the emphasis possible,
that we are sbtoand will hold our cot
ton till w? get our price.
You seem to have lost all faith in
the farmers ever forming an organiza
tion to which they will ultimately
stick, simply because . the Farmers'
Alliance Went dead. My dear friends,
you mast remember that we are 11 v
Ing in ? progressiv? age, and tha^ th?
farming clacs of this country are being
educated as was never shown in tho
world's hlatcry,.?nd that they have
reached that very high degree of in
teliigence that twachea them to prollt
by past-mistakes. Consequently, I
believo ?rmly that the Alliance ncbly
served its purpose in paving the way
to something grander and Stronger in
the way of-afarmer'a organisation,
and- in it*;death we were shown the
disease of w Wen it died. Here, allow
meto say that any farmers' orgaW**?
t?pn tftat..takes the political fever as
did the Alliance is doomed *a abort
life. U iaaa clear to mo as the noon
day cun t^at tho life and death: of the
Alliance' was a stepping stone to ^
, ^KA??CTxion or the farmers of
thirt country into a unioa of Common
brcstherhood, where every member
would atacd as one man for the mu
tual benefit oleaolf and all, and I ant,
aure; that we iiave It in the F&rmera'j
Educational and Co operatlvo union
of Amerfca-rof whi'jh order X nin proud
to.be:a.member.: Dispel your mind of
the thought ibat the agricultural elaa>
of this country can't bo organized to
some;of tho'se, days the
this prevailing sentiment in without
1 hardly see how it ia possible for
you to make a more erroneous claim
than the one you make iu your cir
cular that there ia a good prolit to the
producer of cotton at eight cents per
pound, and that the cotton district of
the country would become the richest
section ou earth if she could get nine
cents per pound for her cotton for live
years successfully. I want to assure
you that thero never .was anything I
more to the producer ot eight cents
cotton than a living, and it the wives
and children ot this country had not
have been dragged to th> holds to
help produce it, there wouldn't hav
been that much. But thanks to the
determination of the cotton plauter to
keep his wifo and children out of the
cotton lields that has thus far robbed
the good wife and mother of time that
should have been given to her domes
tic duties, audio the children the ad
vantage of an education that would tit
them for the duties of true manhood
and true womauhood.
The Southern cotton farmer has
turned his attention to the raising of
more of the necessaries of life at
borne, at>d thus place him in a position
that with his small amount of cotton
as a surplus, he will be in shape to
place a price-on it and hold it till he
Again, we want to say to you that
with ten cents per pound for the big
cotton crop just harvested, the pro
ducer is by no moans reaping a prolit
on his investment. Within the past
two years a radical change has taken
place in the farm labor situation in
this section. Education has had its
effect, not only on our poor class of
white people, but the negro no well,
and seeing that they were being rob
bed of their labor in raising cotton,
the poor white man has taken his fam
ily and gone to the cotton mills where
they find everything more to their lik
ing, and the negro has gone to public
works, and as a farm laborer ho is a
thing of the past. Only a few years
back, and we could get all the farm
help wanted at 40 cents per day, or
$0.00 or $7.00per month. Today we
are face to face with $1.00 a day labor
or 815.00 per month, if perchance we
should find a hand. Facing the above
conditions, together with the price of
mules and farm implements gone much
higher, it is just a matter of time when
the Southern cotton farmer will refuse
to sell his cotton at even ten cents,
and be assured that at any time we
see fit to raise the price of cotton,
that we may get a prolit ont of it,
we wilt be able to defend our posi
tion, and that in all coming conflicts
with the "bear speculator" we will
ever be found with our face to the
Trusting this;letter will serve the
purpose for which it is intended, and
hoping to hear from you again, I am
Very truly yonre,
W. Ii. Casey, Sec.
Five ForkB Union No. 1, of the F.
E. & C. U. of A. \
A Meeting of Farmers in Martin Town
Mr. Editor: A number of farmers of
Martin township met Friday night, in
Bethany school house, for the purpose
of deciding upon some plan of aotion
In regard to the cotton they now have
on band. There were fifteen or
twenty farmers present, representing
about three to three hundred and fifty
bales of cotton.
Mr. J. It. Pennell made an interest-,
isgta?k s-uspunwcing tho fact that the
farmers ef the South ohould have a
voice Iu regulating and fixing the
Erics of cotton, and that they ehould
e so organized, as a whole, that when
once the price is fixed it could be main
All ; the farmers present pledged
themselves not to accept the pr?tent
low price. A price was named, and a
committeo appointed to sell the cotton
they now had, provided their price
was accepted in ten days.
If they cannot get their - price some
declared they Would not sell nntil fall,
while all spoke as if they would hold
00 or 00 days.
; It seems as though a good dwd ie;?
fertilizers will be used around here,
also there may be a falling off in the
acreage of cotton. .
It is to be hoped that tho farmors
throughout the South will stick to
gether in this great movement of or
ganizing this the greatest of all indus
tries, and will so work together that
they can control the cotton situation,
and be able by their combined efforts
to maintain a sure and bettor price for
It is hoped that a Farmers Co-opera
tive Union can be organized here in
the near future. '.' . v
There will be another meeting of
farmers and those who are' interested
in the movement in Bethany school
houBo Thursday night, Maren Gth, to
which all. interested aro invited to
come. ,Q. H. L.
? A Constitution special from Com
meroo, Ga., says: "Rev. J, D. Wood
ward, a Baptist minister charged with
bigamy, has been tried in Jackson
superior court, found guilty aed sen
tenced Dy Judgo Russell to serve four
years in the chain : gpng. During the
trial it developed that Woodward had
been married- four times and that
three of bis 'wives are still living.
When. brought into the couri room,
wife No. 3 and children wero present.
When he entered the room one of th',
Children saw him and said: 'Mamma,
render is papa.-' "
-mam m m<
? Because her two children, aged,
ftjjsjpjectively, 18 months and 3 years,
were afflicted with asthma, from which
she herself had suffered since child
hood, Mrs. Elsi? Iioux, of Bloomfiald, !
N. J., after nuttinff the liu?o ose? id:
bed, turned on the gas and lay down
to die. ' When the room was entered
by neighbors, Mr. Loux having gone,
away oVa visit, the two children were
found dead and the. mother dying.
She left a letter to her. husband im?
p?oring her forgiwonesa *?d saying
that ehe had determined that it was
better that she and the children
should die than ouffer a^y longer,
? The Daughters of the Co?fed
praoy of. Chester, who will e*ect a
monument to the Confederate dor-} in
tho center of the squaro in the. city
of Ohosj?r, have already accumulated
n fund of $1,011 iu cash and? about
dcvaried'to that pnrposV.. .^ :;y,.-v
? Both tho bunks in Florenco have
doubled their oapital.
? Thos. Riloy, long the proprietor
of Rilcy's Hotel at Greenwood, is
doad. aged 59.
? A pickle factory will be estab
lished at Sumnierville with a oapital
stook of $10,000.
? Tho Coog&rce River has risen
fifteen feet at Columbia, owing to tbo
melting of the snow in tho upper
? Tbr friends of prohibition in
Cherokee County claim that tho voting
out of the dispensary has given exccl
I lent results.
? James Green was knocked down
and robbed outsido of tho town of
Aikcn. A negro was his assailant
and got $85.
? John Baggs, a whito man, has
been arrested in Boaufort County
for murder which he committed in
? It is said the fertilizer shipments
from Charleston have revived, as hun
dreds of cars are now being shipped
from there daily.
? Covncliuo Yandorbilt, August
Belmont, Baron do Rothschild, threo
millionaires, are in Hampton Coun
ty for a big hunt on tho Savannah
? There was a freight wreck at Dy
son's on the C. & G. division of the
Southern Thursday. Three oars were
derailod oaused by the breaking of a
? A negro woman named Cornelia
Reeves escaped from tho Riohlaod
County jail last Wednesday morning
after knocking tho jailor, Capt. L. H.
Sligh, down with a bottle.
? At a meeting of- the cxeoutive
oommitteo of the State Association of
cotton growers, tho salaries of tho
officers was fixed as follows: President,
$1,000: treasurer, ! $600; secretary,
? Chief ; Justice Pops has arranged
the roster of judges for the remainder
of tbo present year under the icn-oir
cuit act, so as to have them piesido
in their own circuits for the summt
? Maj. Mioah Jenkins will ride in
President Roosovolt's escort at the
inauguration. Major Jenkins was a
member of the Rough Riders and is
collector of internal revenue for the
distriot of South Carolina.
? Arthur HayeB, a sailor, was
found dead at Georgetown with an
empty bottle 1 boiled- "chloroform"
beside him. It is not known whether
or not he took the ohloroform with
? Thomas and Edward Lane, promi
nent farmers living four miles from
Gfceraw, fell out on their way home on
Saturday night,. both being in liquor,
and Edward snot Tom three times,
inflicting woundo that were thought
to be fatal. '
? George Hogers, colored, ~is con
victed in Columbia last week and
sentenced to .five years in the peni
tentiary, for the killing of a negto
known as the "Savannah Kid." '''ho
crime was committed five years ago.
Rogers was betrayed by a woman.
? Covrio Hammond, a colored wo
man, was caught on a trestle near
Spar tan burg and killed by an engine
\on the Glenn" Springs railroad. The
woman tried to get off the trestle but
foil twice and before she could regain
her feet the second time the engine
? Coroner Farrottt of Piokens, held
an inquest over the dead body of a
negro baby found under a log on the
farm of Mr. R. A. Hester, near Piok
ens, on the 17tb alt. Its inhuman
mother, a girl by the name of Duke,
Ib supposed to have killed it or left it
there to freeze. .
? Miss Kate Bodie, a daughter of
Mr. Bodie, of Aiken County, has
made a record for selling turkeys.
Ooe day last week she went to Aiken
in her boggy, her little brother hav
ing preceded her with a wagon load
of turkeys and in a few minutes oho
had exchanged the entire lot for $53
? Mr. Wat. Martin and Mr. Ben
Rostock two prominent young men of
Hampton County were drowned in
the Savannah River last week while
out hunting. The boat capsized and
the two young men being weighted
?e??5 with rubber boots and. hunting
coats*. were unable to swim ashore.
The negro with them reached the
shore in safety.
? Gud DeFord, one of the most
wanted of the postoffioe robbers, es- j
oaped from two deputy marshals the
other night, beLween Floreooe and
Cades, while being taken to Charles
ton from Boohester, N. Y. It appears
that the marshals permitted DoFord
to enter and remain in a toilet room
of the oar, unattended, and that he
smashed the glass and escaped through
the window. * .
? Aman named Nick Britton, near
Aloo?u, S.vd ou an atttomobilo con
taining Judgo Benet and Lawyer P.
A. Wiloox. He protested against
automobiles traveling the road. E.
A. Jenkins, of Sumter, the driver of
the machine, dismounted and argued
and tiuffad Britton into allowing the
automobil? ?i? p?r?y to pass with
out further molestation. Britton will
probably be prosecuted.
?. While her mother bad gone to a
well; for a bucket of water, Ethel, the
thvee-year-old daughter of R. W.
Lewis, head of th? card room of the
Tacapiu mills, at Sparenburg, play
ed too near tho fire and the. flames
from *-ho open grate set her dress on
.'fire.i 8ho was 'fearfully hurried and
?w?pito the. attention of several phy
iiola^s, died of Sier to1 juries*.^
To See the Prettiest and
Most Complete Line of?
Ever shown in Anderson, at Prices
that DEFY COMPETITION, come to
Jkmtmmv?Lmm??m.' A ?% <m S% A ilk A A A A A AA A, A A A lit A <tl
Jhe Racket Store
Sp?^B? T W V V ^r*^f^y ?^r^p^q^y-gy W *W V W "V V V V y * *
Our Buyer has just returned from the Northern markets,
and values in Goods are arriving daily that prove to the
most fastidious dressers the result of careful selections.
See our Stock of the Celebrated?
StrouBe & Brop. High Art
FALL AND WINTER?
Which will interest those who wish to dress well and SAVE
A new and complete line of?
Men's, Women's and Children's, at prices unequalled else*
We extend to all a cordial invitation to visit our Stores,
inspect our Goods, and?be oonvinced that what we say is true*
Successorjto Horn-Bass Co.,
110,116,120, East Benson St.,.Anderson, S. C
A WORD TO
We are selling Home-made Fertilizers made by the?
ANDERSON PHOSPHATE & OIL CO.
Goods that are fast becoming famous.
Testimonials from some of the latgest and most success
ful cotton growers in this State say "There's none better."
Below are some of our popular brands :
AVA, AMO. POT.
Anderson Trnok Fertilizer.
Anderson Special Fertiliser.
Standard Blood Gnano.
Anderson Blood and Bono Guano....
Petrified Bono Guano.
Anderson Soluble Guano.
Anderson XXXX Potash Bone.
Anderson XXX Potash Bone.
Anderson XX Potash Bone.........
Anderson Potash Bone.
Anderson Special Dissolved Bone...
Anderson High Grade Dissolved Bone
Anderson Dissolved Bone. ..
And or a ou Kainit (K 20)..
We are prepared to furnish you all the?
COTTON SEED MEAL
Ton may need. Mr. SAM MOORE is in our employ, and
takes special pleasure in talking "Fertilizers." You will fini
him ou the Public Square or in our Store.
MB. FABMER : Our advice is to reduce the acreage, but
think before yon/cut down your Fertiliser bill. Ssg us W
fore yon buy. We will make prices and terms satisfactory, i