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J. F. CLINKSCALKB, \ EDITORS ANO
C. C. LANGSTON, S PKOI-KIKTOIW.
ON>", YEAH, - - - - $1 GO
SIX MONTHS. - - - 75
WEDNESDAY", MARCH S, 1905.
Keep it in mind tlnvt seven bales
of cotton at 10 cents will be worth
more to you than ten bales at 7 cents
A Hungarian physiologist says that
he bas recently discovered that girl?
are superior to boys. If he bad been
a South Carolinian be would have
discovered that long ago.
It is said that Kentucky women arc
getting ready to ask the Legislature
to tax old bachelors. If thf?se Ken
tucky spinsters would use a little more
sugar and less vinegar they would
have better luck in trying to trap thc
California has set a good example
to her sister States. February 27,
thc State Senate expelled from its
membership four members accused of
taking bribes. They were Senators
Kmmons, Bunkers, Wright and
French. Not a singlo vote was caBt in
favor of any of thc four.
A meeting of tho Cotton Planters'
Commission and Holding Company
will bc held in New Orleans next Fri
day, 10th inst., to take active stops to
retiro from tho market 2,000,000 bales
of cotton o? tho surplus of the crop of
1904. The executive committee^ of
the Southern Cotton Association be
lieves that with 2,000,000 bales re
tired from the market thc price of
cotton will soon reach ten cents per
The Supremo Court of South Caro
lina has rendered a decision in tho
Ellojrce dispensary matter. Recently
tho dispensary at that placo was olosed
by order of the board of control, and
proceedings were instituted to re
strain tb cv board from closing it. The
decision of the court is in effect that
the board has no power to remove a
dispensary and that the only way to
secure prohibition is through an elec
tion by the entire county, in which
case tho county levies a half mill tax
to enforoe tho dispensary law.
The faot is brought ont by the Edu
cational Review that over 13,000,000
persons are enrolled in the Sunday
Sohools of this oonntry. In the pub
. lie schools the enrollment is nearly
16,000,000, or nearly 3,000,000 more.
The accusation that the religious edu
cation of children ia negleoted in
America, with the oocseqr-.uoe of in
evitable moral degeneration in our
sooiety, as has often been alleged, is
not sustained by these statistics.
More attention seems to be given to
the religious training of children in
this country by churches and in
sohools and by home instruction than
in any other of Christendom.
Congress has adjourned and South
Carolina will not have another Federal
Judioial District, at least not for the
present. At a meeting of the confer
ence committee of tho two houses in
????^ Washington last F?iday morning it
?^^^yvtfis decided to disagree. Tho trouble
was the rivalry of Chester and Kock
ifSill as Federal court houses. All
'parties had agreed on Spartanburg,
Greenwood and Greenville, but Sen
ator Latimer wanted Chester and Con
gressman Finley wanted Book Hill.
.There they split, and nineo neither
Would yield and the conference com
mittee, though it had no South Caro
4i 4linians on it, governed itself acoord
^ing to what South Carolinians said,
the measure could not bo reported ip
time for Congress to act on it.
There is now a movemont on foot
to have the knited States pension all
daughters of soldiers of the Revolu
tion. There are only a few moro than
three hundred of these women now
living, audit is pointed out that it
would take but a comparatively small
sum for this great government to pro
vide 'hem with a neat pension for the
remainder of their lives- which nt best
oannot be long. This proposition at
.. first appeals to the sympathy of the
people who read of it, but a little
study of the proposition will Convince
ose cf the danger that lies beneath the
. surf are. If it is established as a pre
cedent that the daughters of all sol
diers are to be pensioned, the next
itjiag iliatwe wiii hear of will be the
proposition to pension the daughters
of the soldiers of the Wur of 1812, and
then those of the Indian wars and the
Mexican war-, then the daughters of all
the soldiers of the war between the
States, and finally the daughters of
the Spanish-American war soldiers.
' lhere is no telling to what extent.his
" \ will proceed if it btarts. The datigh
. .v ? tera of Revolutionary soldiers may
\ richly deserve help in many instances,
" ;X but whero io the world is this business
; No stop? ? .
- Tho etty of 8alem,. Mass,, offered
priseifc laysr. year to boys for killing
brow?1 ?ail moths. In competing fer
ih?t??/ pV<ses the, boys derided 375,*
$.V??C00 nest-, which wore estimated ?o
JceprcH -a' 1*2,000,000caterpillars.
- Tin: State will have to borrow
$350,000 dining thc current year.
- The Newberry Knitting Mill
has been Bold to T. C. Poole for ?ir?,
- A charter has been issued to the
Piedmont Hunting Club with head
quarters at Greenville.
- Commissioner Watson is making
au effort too settle a large Hoer colony
in this State in a few months.
- One hundred bales of cotton
wert; burned at Lancaster. The fire
caught from a passing engine.
- Thc smallpox situation in Green
ville has become, H srious and compul
sory vaccination has been ordered.
-- Thc colored farmers at Cokes
bury have held a meeting and passed
resolutions to reduce the acreage of
- Those who wer?; injured in a
boiler explosion at the Olympia cotton
mill in Columbia will bring suit against
thc mills for damage.
- The owners of the Davis gold
mines in Kershaw County arc develop
ing the property and expecting to
make fortunes out of it.
- Mrs. Williams J. Collin.- is dead
at her home in York County laoking
buta few months of being 100 years
old. She left 201 descendants.
- There were seven persons tried
for murder in the Horry oourt laBt
week. Five were acquitted and two
were convicted of manslaughter.
- Last Saturday night a most de
structive fire visited New Brookland,
a mill village near Columbia. Two
thirds of the dwelling houses were de
- Congress has passed a bill au
thorizing the construction of two
bridges across tho Ashley River, be
tween Charleston and Dorchester
- The body^of W. 1). Catlin, who
was drowned at Georgetown a month
ago, hus been found a short distance
from where ho and his negro boatman
- Luther Ilydrick, of Springfield
in Orangoburg County, received in
juries while hauling lumber that re
sulted fatally. A heavy log struck
him. Ile was 50 years old.
- President Roosevelt has respond
ed to Governor Hoyward'B telegram of
thanks for the naming of tho battle
ship South Carolina. Tho president
states that it afforded him pleasure to
- Conductor R. G. Strother, of tho
Southern road was killed in Columbia
on Wednesday by having ino head
crushed between oars. Ho was about
thirty years old and leaves a wifo and
- Wm. Pornher, a colored cook is
Cbarlestoo, took "rough on rats" with
suioidal intent, but after taking it
ohanged his mind and gave the alarm.
He was sent to the hospital and re
storatives applied. ,
- At a meeting of the City Union
of Women's Club, of Union, it was
deoided that the dates for holding the
State Federation of Women's Clubs
in Union this spring should be May
16,17 and 18, Tuesday to Thursday,
- George Wilson, the 11-year-old
son of W. G. Wilson, of Camden, was
accidentally shot in one of his eyes
with a parlor rifle by another boy.
f'ho boys were playing together when
the rifle went off. It was found neces
sary to remove the eye ball.
- The farmers of the Edgefield
Cotton Growers Association have
agreed to accept oom, fodder, etc,
in pay for one-fourth of this year's
rents, and tenants have cheerfully
consented to cut down cotton ?ere
age and fertilizer purchases 25 per
- Jeff Prinoe, colored, was found
dead in a gully near Evans street in
Spartanburg. Upon examination of
tho body, it was found that his neok
had been broken, caused no doubt by
falling into the gully while in a half
intoxicated condition, producing in- .
- Spoaking of big treos, A. H. E..
Sheck, of Caldwell Township, has ono
that is hard to beat. It is a beautiful
poplar, ia 22 feet around the trunk,
and its limbs and foliage cover nearly
a quarter of an aore of ground. Per
son have gone miles to see this true.
- It is reported from Charleston
that thero is some uneasiness among
the numerous Republican offioe-hold
ers in Charleston and elsewhere in
South Carolina on account of the
latest order of Proaident Roosevelt
notifying the office holders that thoy
cannot retain their federal commis
sions if they occupy politioal posi
- Rev. J. Wm. Flinn, D. D., has
resigned the chair of moral philosophy
in the South Carolina College, to take
effect at the close of the presont ses
sion. Ho has intonded resigning far
some time, His successor will bo
eleoted at a spcoial meeting of the
board of trustees next month, and at
the same time a professor of geology
will be eleoted.
- Edgefield hos adopted this:
"That it is the sense of the Edgefield
Cotton Growors' association that, in
order to insure absolute fairness and
to facilitate and promote the further
ance of our plans to bring about a gen- <
eral reduction in tho ootton area this
year, we recommend that all land- ?
owners should allow their tenants who
rent land tho option of paying one- i
fourth of their rental in corn and t
fodder and other crops, in lieu of re- i
quiring au all lint cotton rental, as i
has been the prevailing rule,heretofore i
in the county. )
- One morning last week Wallace j
Whitlock, of Spartanburg, dismissed
his cook. Snort thereafter her bus- i
band went.to Whitlook's house to as- j
certain the cause. Whitlock ordered 1
him to leave. Boon afterwards two 1
friends of the cook returned with- t
shotguns and opened fire on Whit- 1
look's house at long range!. Their <
sames were Charlie Anderson and i
Ernest Anderson. They used small 1
shot. Mrs. Whitlock and. a email j
child were wounded. Mrs. Whitlook's ?
wounds wore light, but' it wa9 not jj
known how the woBoda, of ;.*he little 1
child might terminate. Both negroes <
- Congress baa voted $250,000 to
the .Jamestown exposition at Norfolk,
- All paris of Poland have now
bceu placed nuder a form of martial
- It in estimated that the I'auama
canal will coat a fjuaricr ol' a billiou
- The insurrection in thc province
of Vernen, Arabia, i? assuming seri
- Meningitis is said to bc epidemic
at Stalesboro, tia. Several deaths
have occurred from it.
- There ia an unconfirmed rumor
that Andrew Carnegie has agreed lo
give ?20,000,000 for a university in
- The property damage to shipping
caused by 200 gorges in the Ohio
River during the last three weeks, ia
estimated at $75,000.
- Fertilizer manufacturers in Alp ?
bama fear that they will have to sus
pend business on account of the small
purchases of fertilizers.
- Andrew Carnegie has offered the
University of Virginia a gift of half a
million dollars on condition that the
university will raise an equal amount.
- It is stated that Dr. W. R. Har
per, of the University of Chicago,
will make a complete test of the
value of thc X-ray as a cure for can
- More than one billion pounds of
coffee, valued at $88,000,000, came
into thc United States last year, prac
tically all for the usc of the people of
tho United States.
. - The Democrats of Chicago have
nominated Edward F. Dunne for
mayor and demand city ownership of
Htieet railways, gas and electric light
plant? and telephone systems.
- Three robbers stopped a St.
Louis & San Francisco train near
Mammoth Springs, Ark., and robbed
?no express car of $2,000. Nobody
was hurt. The robbers esoaped.
- Col. Charles S. Aroal, ono of the
best known insurance men in. the
South und a distinguished citizen of
Atlanta, committed suicide at his res
idence oy shooting, No reason is
Loud for tho act.
- Tho spirits distilled in the Unit
ed Statos for the lineal year amounted
to 141,000,000 gallons, an increase
of 13,000,000 gallons over the pre
vious year, although thc number of
- Tho eugine and tender of a pas
senger train on the Central of Georgia
railroad plunged through an open
draw-bridge into the Chattahoochee
river at Columbia, Ala., killing two
engineers and a fireman and several
- One of the South American
States has a law that taxes all bach
elors The older they are the more
money they have to give np eaoh year.
If they can prove that they have been
rejeoted three times, however, they
do not have to pay the tax.
- The state hank examiner of North
Carolina has dosed the Bank of Fay
etteville, N. G., because of the dis
covery of a shortage of $28,000, and
Cashier John C. Haigh and Teller
George Mayrover have been arrest
ed and put under bonds of $10,000
- Aooordiog to the scale of rates
that went into effect on Wednesday,
bricklayers in New York oity get 70
cents cn hour for eight hours. If they
work over eight they get double pay
for eaoh extra hour: so that a brick
layer by working 12 hourn a day oonld
make $67.20 a week; _ .
- It is reported, from Mobile.. Alari
that authentic information has been
received in that city that, oil has been
found in the lower end of Baldwin
County, Ala.. A well was Bunk 1,500
feet and oil was pumped out. New
machinery was ordered. Experts de
clare tho conditions identified with
those at Jennings, La.
- Ex-Mayor James L. Cole. Of
North Birmingham, Ala., has been
arrested on indictment charging em
bezzlement of funds amounting to
over $5,000. It is alleged in the in
dictment that he misappropriated
these funds belonging to the munici
pality Of North Birmingham. Ho
made bond immediately.
- Two hundred thousand dollars
in curro Dey, a hundred pounds of
mail and a thousand and five hundred
registered letters were destroyed be-,
tween Cook's Mills and Filoslie
on tho Baltimore & . O.ii ? Xliilroad
last Wednesday morning by the burn
ing of the mail oar on train Number 9.
The ca; was burned to the truoks be
fore it oould be put out.
?- Io removing a hill in the eastern
part of Chattanooga, Tenn., to supply
dirt for the approaches of a viaduct,
workmen have unearthed 20 skeletons,
supposed to be the remains of federal
soldiers. It is the general opinion
that the remains are those of soldiers
killed in the desperate assaults on
Missionary Ridge and who were has
tily buried io trenohos, oeiug forgot
ten during the 'subsequent severe
battles and. campaigns of that vicin
..-- Helen W. Post, defendant m a
criminal case brought before tho Unit
ed Statos court, southern district of
Florida, oh four indictments for usieg
the mails for fraudulent purposes, will
have a new. trial. She was found
guilty and appealed the case to tho
United Sutes Ciro?it court of .appeals
and ;hc ??Uov reversed the judgment'
and remanded the defendant's caso
For a new trial. The defendant oper
ates a montai soience or faith cure in
stitution at Sea Breeze, Fla. , and she
aras criminally charged 'before- the
- Misa Mary Catherine Mclvelt. an
neiress, waa murdered ia Chicago by
Diajsl Herman, a polioeman, whose
love she had refused, .Herman, after
killing the youcg woman, escaped,
xnd committed su?o?de in V lodging
t-.ouso by shooting himself through
-ho brain with the same revolver with
which he had killed Miss Mutveit.
Herman' bceamo infatuated with the
arl throngh hearing her play, at St.
rames Catholic Church, where she
aras organist, and ha had for a long
lime annoyed her with ibis atten
tions^ constantly urging her to marry ,
gip. ',' ,
The Danger of Smallpox.
A gentleman who carno down from.
Greenville yesterday pa?! that thc
death of Policeman Howard from
smallpox there the other day hm
caused a groat change i i senticucut iu
regard to vaccinction. Before hi?
death, while he wa? desperately ill
with the horrible disease, a photograph
of Mr. Howard was tikeo by Dr. C.
C. Jone? and it has been shown around
town very generally. Persons who
before said that they would prefer
smallpox Jo vaccination have quickly
changed their minds and there has
been a ruth to bc vaccinated. All the
points in town were used up and tho
orders by express could not be filled
speedily enough to satisfy the eager *
Since thc death of Policeman How
ard his wife has died and thc other
members of his family have tho dis
case in the same terrible form. It io
thc malignant typo that has been
breaking out all over thin State this'
winter, the same that bas been fought
here. Some of the cases have been so
horrible that the physicians, accus
tomed to meeting all sorts of things,
have been appalled by its loathsome
ness. The mortality has also been
very great-at one plaoe in this State
two months ago tho mortality waa
said to be 80 per cent.
It is said that Policeman Howard,
montioned above, was one of those
who said ho would prefer smallpox to
vaccination and declined to be vacci
nated. It is therefore no wonder that
his terrible death has been an example
that may do much good in the end by
saving others from a like fate. The
State makes it a rule, and has for sev
eral years, to publish no accounts of
smallpox when they might injure the
community in which it is found, but
an exception is mado of this case for
the moral eflV.ot it may have. It. has
boen very difficult to impress upon tho
poople that because the type of the
disease that has been known herea
bouts for tho last several years has
been mild is no reason to take risks
with that which is likely at any timo
to become a loathsome and fatal pes
tilence. It has been about as diffi
cult to induco many people to be vac
cinated, although under the modern
methods this is a harmless precaution
and a certain one, approved by the
best medical authority of the world.
These fsets, however, have been
very vividly impressed by the form
whioh the disease has taken the las;
few months in South Carolina. And
it is said that another thing has been
impressed-that the only wsy to han
dle this disease is to have in every
town e, s m ni lp jr-; hospital for whites
aod another for negrees, both com
fortable and decent. Insolation is
the only safeguarda gainst the spread
of such a contagious disease, as vacci
nation is the only preventive.-State,
D- Kansas will establish a State oil
refinery in opposition to the Standard
Notice of Election.
The electorH of Mc Lee? School .District,
No. 52, are hereby notified that an elec
tion will bo held nt the Mckeon School
HOUHOOII Saturday, March 25th, 1905, on
the question of levying n Special School
Tax of four mills on all taxable pro
perty ol said District.
I). J. BOLT,
R. S. HARBIN.
W. H. PEPPER.
March 8, 1005_38_l2_
THE HEGE Loo BEAM
HCACOCK-KING FEED WORKS
ENGINES AND B0ILBR8. WOODWORKING
UACHINKRV. COTTON GINNING, BRICK
MAKING AND 8HINOL.B AND> LIATH
MACHINERY. CORN MILLS, ETC., ETC.
Do Youl Own Banking.
YOUR money gets in the Bank
whether you deposit. or not. If you
spend all some one else deposits it.
THE WISE MAN DEPOSITS
HIS OWN MONEY.
A thousand men win, competence
by quietly saving their spare money
where one gets' rich by crazy specu
The Savings Department of the
Bank of Anderson pays interest on
We solicit .your Banking business.
THE BANK OF ANDERSON
Find it to be worth while
When in Anderson.
Our New'Stock is very near complete with ali of Fash
ion's fancies, and certainly there's something here that will
NEW DRESS FABRICS,
MILLINERY, ETC. -
Special Sale of- .
MUSLIN UNDERWEAR IND REMNANTS
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The very best values that you can find.
Better come take a look through our place.
SOURS GUANO AND ACID.
ALSO, COTTON SEED MEAL.
li j cu T*?r?t H?g?iU3*ad?\?judBW9 W?A be glad to oeil you.
Splendid Hue of-. ,
OATS AND COEN.
We want year trade. w
VAN WYEE BROS,7
BY SELLING CHEAP IS OUR MOTTO
We buy Goods from forced sales or in case lots
from manufacturers, saving the middle man's profit/
Can save you from IO to 25' per cent on your pur
?^Bring this, trade 83.00, and wo pay!
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jj^ THE BEE HIVivJ
. LISTEN-2,000 yards yard-^rlde, faat-colo:ed Percales, full
pieces, ten yards to a customer, at 6c yard. ,
Big lot yard-wide Bleaching, soft finish, at 6c yard.
2,000 yards 5c Apron Ginghams, for Saturday only, at 3Jo yd. '<
Fruit of Loom yard-wide Bleaching at 7ao yard.
Nice Blouse Linen at l'Oo yard. Yard-wide Blouse Linen at
BROGON MILLS OUTING, remnants, 25 yards for $1.00.
New Bress doods.
f Half-wool Opera Crape, pink, blue, white, at 12s c yard.
Best Dress Ginghams, new styles, at 9?c yard, ,
Crape Cloth, something new for waists and evening dresses, at
25 o yard. ?
Traverse Cord, new goods, worth 25c, at Mfa yard.
SHOES-High Grade Shoes at Low Prices.
Men's all-solid Shoes at $1.25 pair.
Women's Kangaroo Shoes, worth $1.25, at 98o"pair.
Women's Fine Shoes, heavy soles, worth $1.25, at $1.00 pair.
Lien's Fine Shoes, all solid, vici, blucher and bah,, worth $2.50,
at $1.98 pair.
Men's Pat Leather Blucher Shoes, worth, $2.50, at $2.00 pair.
Men's High Grade Shoes, such as Bion F. Reynolds, Selz, T. D.
Barry, etc., from $2.00 to $1.00 pair.
CLOTHING-New Lot Men's Fine Snits.
All sizes, in Fancy*Worsteds, cheap at 810, our price $7.50 Suit
Some 812.50 and 814 Snits, all new styles and colors, at $8 and
Men's Suits, all colors, at 81.50 Suit.
All Wool Suits for Mes, good values, at 84.98 Suit.
Men's lightweight Serge Pants, worth $1.50, at $1 pair.
Men's All Wool Pants, worth $1.50, at $1 pair and up.
H?TS"~^ew ?t?le brown and black Hate for men, worth
$2, at $1.50 each. $3 Hats at 81,98 each. Men's $1.50 Hats,
correct styles, at $1 each.
NOTEON8~60 doz. Misses Heavy Bibbed Hose, made in
Anderson, worth 25c, at 10c pair. Men's red. brown and black
Seamless Sox, worth ldc, at fcc p&ir= Men's Elastic Sears Drag
eos, alway? 50c, our price 39c, ?&two pairs for 76c. 2 balbi Sew?
ing Cotton lc. 24 sheets Note wfper lc. Turkey Bed Embroid
ery Cotton lc. New lot of Corsets 25o each and up.
G. H. BAILES.
Studebaker Wagons just arrived.
Car of Kentucky, Old Hickory and Tennessee Wagons tc*
Also, three cara o? Buggies, Carriages, Surreys and pleas*
ure Vehicles generally.
Cali ?nd see us.
FffiETWEIIi SA?S CO.
We have just received a Presh lot of
h mimi i HUI
For Fal! Planting.
Come to us for all of your
ORR, CRAY Sr CO.,
We aro in apoaiiion to put on High ^r?d? Rubber Tie?
with good service, and prices to correspond with Bubber be
foro itmadoabou.ee. P^^MFE^S,
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