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Published every H edncsday.
J. F. clinkscalk8, \ editok8 ANI>
0. C. Lanoston, S proprietors.
ONE YEAR. - - - - $1 5Q
SIX MONTHS, - - - T5
WEDNESDAY, MAY :il, 1U05.
European financiers want peace.
'War may be all right in its way but it
takes peace to pay dividi uds on in
vetnients and divide hds on loans.
Ail the delegates tu the Ifanko's
Convention in this city last week re
ported their banks in fine condition.
It is cvideut that w< have uo .Mrs.
Chadwicks in South Carolina.
From newspaper accounts we learn
that the cuntinucd rains have result
ed in gicat damage to the crop* i"
Texas which means of eourse that the
cotton ctop will be decreased. Simi
lar conditions exist, no doubt, through
out the entire cottou belt.
The indications are that the State
Summer School at Clcwson College
will be the most successful ever held.
Applications arc pouring in on State
Superintendent Martin and it is
thought that nearly (?00 teachers will
There must be some money in the
municipal offices of Greenville. The
city Democratic committee has adopt
ed a rule requiring all candidates in
the municipal election to file state
ments of the amount <>r mom y spent
by them during the canvass.
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The preachers who arc objecting to
the acceptance by the church of.lohn
1). ltockcfcllcr's ?100,00(1 gift to mis
eions should remember that an old
negro preacher once said, "I d take
money l'uni de debbil of 1 could git it,
fer I could spend it better dan de deb
The Bamberg Times is about cor
rcct when it says that if the church
members, thai is, those whose names
are on the church books, and the peo
ple who are fighting the dispensary,
would stop patronizing this institu
tion it would be doomed and uo elec
tion would have to be held to decide
From nearly every section of the
State wc hear a great deal of com
plaint in regard to the scarcity of
farm labor. The labor situation in
this immediate section has become
quite a puzzling one as well as a very
scriouB one; one which seems to mean
SB much to the farmers as the low
price of cotton.
An exchange Bays that tho United
8tates government is actually send
ing some bloodhounds to the Philip
pines to run down the colored men
who do not like our way of controll
ing them. History repeats itself. It
id not a Democratic administration
that is doing this. Nor did the sug
gestion come from a Southerner.
From the prescnt'outlook it seems
thatthe gubernatorial race in Georgia
this fcummerw ill he warm enough.
The candidates for the ( fiice arc about
as numcours'as they are in South Caro
lina. Both Hon. Iloke Smith and
Hon. Clark llowell, of Atlanta, have
been suggested for the position, and
either would make Georgia a model
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The newspapers of the State have
done good service in agitating the
cotton reduction idea. And there is
still a great deal of work that they
can do along the same line. The in
tercBtB of the State organization and
of the various county organizations
can be served by them in a most ad
mirable manner, if they will keep for
ever drumming into the ears of their
readers the necessity for standing by
their pledges and] carrying out the
program of the Southern Cotton As
Latham, Alexander & Co., a lead
ing New York cotton firm, gave out a
few days ago iis estimate of cotton
acreage based to a great extent on
actual figures obtained from corres
pondents scattered throughout the
S)uth. It places the ireduction in
the new crop at 11.52 per cent of last
year's acreage. Their estinitao is
generally accepted as correct. The
government census report to be hsued
June 20th, is looked forward to with
iatcrest by thejeotton trade.
A study of the last federal census
Toveals some interesting statistics in
regard to agricultural conditions in
South Carolina. The number of far
mers in this State is 155,855, but of
these only 00,471 own their farm?.
This is a little lees than 3D per cent,
and it is not a condition that prom- j
iscs the best results in rural communi- i
ties. Tho cash tenants number 57.?
016, and there are 38,838 of what are
olaBsified as shar" tenants. From
these figures it can bo readily sen
fiat the greater part of the cotte n
CfOP is produced by, people who do
HOt Own their own farms. Farmers'
nrjpns have been organized over the
iftyath, and the membership now in
eludes nearly four hundred thousand
representative planters. Their ficht
for better prices for cotton, their
efforts to reduse the acreage and in
other ways t<> help ;he fanners, have
already produced good. If their or
ganizations can be effective in creat
ing a sentiment among the farmers to 1
own and operate their own farms, bet- j
tcr conditions will speedily follow J
which will m can much for the in- i
creased wealth and prosperity of the
count!j ^ ^_
The other lay the thirtieth annivcr
-: : y of an jinportant event was quiet
jy . bsi tveii in N'ew York (;ity by the
; -cotation of :i watch, suitably in
ril cd, to the lir^t woman who adopt
: 1 r. ; writing as a profession. There
i- much tl..i;. might have been put I
into that inscription. Tli typewriter
is common enough today, but in thir
ty years it ha-* wrought one of the 1
greatest advances in commcicial his
tory, it has dooc more than
faciliatc business correspondence.
It h?s admitted women t<> an im
portant part in business life. A
soulless little machine has done more
toward gaining "women'srights" than
had the arguments and agitation of
A Visit to the Brogon Miil.
Strange it is, Mr. Editor, how lon^r '
one may live right in Might and under
tho sound of so much enterprise and
progress and never know what is going
mi except tho little Jm does himself.
That is what a great, many of us are
doing, notwithstanding our claim of
intelligence and common sense. There
in your progressive city is a mill mnk-<
iug a class of goods that are equal to
any made in New England, or <>ld
Kugland as to that mutter?I mean
tho It logon Mill?and we never knew
anything about it. I had heard that
thvy had another "factory*'al Ander
son, Imt thought they were only mak
ing?like the other mills in the South
? brown shit tings and sheetings?
"nard-hotuesptiir' we used to call it?
luil we found it quite different from
our expectation when we saw through |
this magnificent mill. Through the
courtesy of Mr. J. A. lirock.thc Li rand \
Jury was given a pass over the Uity
Street Railway to the Hrogoii Mill and
a permit to go through and view the
work it is doing. Mr. Wilton K. Lee
kindly showed lis through tho various
departments, explaining to us the
valions ptocesses that the cotton went
through until it came out a finished
tithiic of very supeiinr quality, tinish
and beauty. As 1 said before, i did
not know that such goods were made
this side of New England, and if 1 find
seen them lying in the shelves of liny
of our dry goods stores?which no
tloubt 1 have seen?I would have just
thought that they came from the North
or from Europe, for really they do
look just like "store bought" gooiis.
When we went through the weave
room, seeing the cloth woven, 1 thought
to myself, "well, this is just a plaid
mill making coiiiiuou chock goods,"
but an inspecting of the goods in the
cloth room convinced me that 1 was
mistaken iti the common plaid theory.
The various manipulations and pro
cesses gone through would be hard to
explain, except by an expert, which I
do not claim to be in the manufactur
ing busiuess. However, 1 enn tell you
how I Baw it: First they dye tho cotton
various colors before it goes to the
picker-room. This, 1 presume is to
insure a uniform color, for you know
that it is a very difficult job to dye a
yarn of even a uniform color in the
skein or "fiauk,"' as my mother used to
call it. I have Been her "dyeing blue"
and she would take tho skeins and
compare them over and over, one with
another to get them to "look alike/'
and it takes an expert eyo to detect a
slight di tier en ce in color before it is
woven into cloth, but the slightest
difference will show up in the goods
after it is finished, and as was the cus
tom liefere and dining the war of 1M51
to 1805, made into laities' dresses.
Sometimes they would want a atlipo
ill the dies? that would not bo a solid
c(dor?to look kinder mottled. Then
they would dye a few Bkeius.of "cloud
ed'| blue, ! which was done by tying
htiips of shueitsaround the skein about
an inch or more apart, the portion be
tween the strips ot shuek, when "dip
ped'' in the bluepot, would ho of a
deeper or darker blue than that por
tion under the shuck, so that when it
was woven into the web of clota it
made a beautifully mottled appearance
in the cloth. 1 have some scraps of
this Bort now in a quilt that boa been
made perhaps 7."? or 80 years. Hut, as
1 was going on to telt you about the
"dye room," they have a number of
large kettles or tanks that aie used
for dyeing the raw cotton, in which it
is dyed various beautiful colors of
green, blue, yellow, brown and many
others tiio numerous to name, and
some stripes uro white, in which case
tho cotton is washed and bleached.
Tho cotton being dyed before it is
spun into yarn insures, as I have said,
an uniform color throughout, tor it
some locks of it gets a little deeper
color than others (and I don't know
that it docf?) it in so thoroughly mixed
in going through the pickers and cards
that you cannot tell it. After the cot
ton comes out ol the dye, it goes
t hrotigh a wringer and dryer and comes
out thoroughly dry, ready for the pick
er. The niaohineiy throughout is ol
the latt e.t and best that money can buy, j
using, as they do, the revolving t! it J
cards und lM;ipt'i looms, ami all other
machinery equally as good.
All this machinery i< diiven by a|
utaininoth coumoiiml engine <>? :?,000 I
ci I I'i maximum hoi>c pouer.a)though
ail this power is not needed now, it
w ill be in the near I more when the
.Mill is entirely idled with machinery.
I do not know just what they call
the goods t !) ;> make, hut they look to j
hc'iiiting 01 c.issiiiM'te, or somethingot j
that .-ml, .1-. the ciolh, alter it is wo- j
veil, goes i hrotiuh sonui sol ! ol a knap- ]
pin,/ machine tiial finishes it so thai 1
yon cannot see the threads that ;t is j
eoioposed ot no more than you can in j
the line.st broadcloth*, ami really it;
looks as lim- us any hioadcloth.
Mi. J .or- tells us that t hoy have a con- I
tented, prosperous and eiiicient sot ol j
operatives. Some ol them, he says,
make ,-is high as >V> per month, ami all ;
make good wsigcs, so that they have |
plenty ol help ami neatly or quite all t
ol the machinery is in operation all the
lime. And, too, they have an up-to
date superintendent in Mr. Cumuock,
w ho, we are sorry to say, we did not
have the pleasure of meeting.
While wo have heeii plodding along
alter the old style, "walking in our
grand daddy's old tracks," as the old
naying goes, Mr..I. A. H rock and Mr.
K. L. Llgou 'both of whom this mill
wan named tor, using the first three
letters of .Mr. lirock's name and tho
last three ot Mr. Ligona1 making, Uro
gon ? Brogou'j have been busy planning
lor ami building this stupendous en
terprise and it is strange Hint ho tew of
us know any such thing existed this
Hide ot Massachusetts, lint it is so,
and the Brogon Mill at Anderson is a
living witness to tho assettion.
It is no wonder then that Anderson
has grown and piospcred when wo
take into conaidciatiou tho names of a
few ot the leading men ot the city,
some ol whom have passed away, hut
those who aie !<-tt ait; still pulling at
the same end ot the cable ot progress,
consequently they succeed. Wo have
not loom io mention till ot tho loading
progressive men, hut'among them are
liie Brocks, lagons, Browns, Orrs,
ltccds, Hills, Vnmlivcrs, Norris's,
L?ngstens. Ol ink sea I es, McCiilly's,
Fret-well, Bleekley, Mauldiu, Sullivan,
Townscml, Usburne, Cox, McBrayer,
Webb, Jones ttud iust a host ot others
eiiough to cover a whole side of a
newspaper tostty nothing of tho Ander
son Mar, the medical profession and
tin: newspapers ol the city ami the
Ladic.v Civic ."Society, all of which have
contributed to the progress ami up
building ami beautify iug of tho city in
no small degree.
No town can ever become a live, pro
gressive city without good, wide-awake
newspapers, and that Anderson has
had, anti tia-y have done a very impor
tant part urging on your advance
guard tt> victory. And, too, no city
will ever be beautiful w ithout the tin
ishing touch has boon put on by the
hands of intelligent, beauty-loving
women, and to know you have these in
abundance we only have to look at the
many beautiful flower gardens and the
beautiful Plaza in the Court House
.Square, surrounding tho Confederate
monument, all of which has been done
by the hand ol your progressive women.
Now, in conclusion, 1 must say some
thing about your street railway, which
is another one of the big enterprises
of Anderson, for, since it has been put
in operation 1 do not now see how you
could get along without it. It brings
your factories that need to be away out
from town right into the heart and
easy touch of the business portion of
your city, so that the people of the
mill villages can step into a car right
at their dour and in a few minutes
step out ami intonstore, do their shop
ping and get back while dinner is
cooking at homo.
As before said, with this convenience
ami through thu courtesy of President
Brock, tht! Grand Jury of Anderson
County enjoyed a trip over the city
street railway to and from tho Brogon
mill during theluuiis ot tho Court's
recess lor dinner, and for which wo
return our ninny ihanks to Mr. Brock
ami to others at the mill for the kind
Now, Mr. Editor, I must stop, for to
undertake to write up Anderson would
bo like her progress, 1 would never get
to the end or to a stopping place,
Wm. P. Lee.
Piedmont, S. C, May t20, 1005.
Warranted n ml | C* A ESfl
TO lUKK SAboAM
W. E. ATKINSON,
WILHITE & W1L/UITE,
ANDERSON. - - S. C
Given Away Free.
AS no inducement to stimulate my June business 1 am going
to give every Indy an opportunity to get her a Ten Dollar Hat
absolutely free of charge.
To everybody who buys 25c worth of any 'Goods carried in
Btock, I will give them a ticket entitling them to a chance at the
Hat. Remember, for every 23c purchat>e you get a ticket. Every
thing will be conducted on hot est basis, and you are just ns apt t>
get the Hal as any on? elsa. To show you that my prices aie re
duced for this special occasion, instead of raised, I quote below
s< me startling prices :
Genuine F. Hoyt's 10c German Cologne 7c, Baby Elite Shoe
Polish 7c, Ladies' 15c Underveet 10c, ftur Spot Is Ihread 5c, two
Bottles Vaealine 5c, Ladies' Fancy Hose, waa 15c, special three
for 25c, Ladies'.and Misses'Caps 19c and 35c. Open and Close
Fans lc each, Baby Caps from 25c to 55c, Ladies* Neck Tief, was
25c?10c. Embroideries was 10c to 35c. uow 7c to 21o, Ladies*
Street Hats greatly reduced in price. Children's Sailors 19c to39o,
worth twice ns much. Sun Bonnets, was 30c, now 25c. Ladies'
Satteen Petticoats at 61 00?-coat. Silk for 8hirt Wahts only 39c
Everyhe-dy are cordially invited to visit my Shro and see this
bcauti.'ul Hat on txhibit. Special Sale begins at 8 a. m. Jupe 3,
and ckees at 5 p. m. on July 15, 1905. On the last narmd date
tbe winning nurubei will be rondo known. Cotrie one and nil to
take advantage of this life-time opportunity to get free a. 810 00
MRS. F. A BLACK.
209 South Main Street.
Tell the Tale 1
A FEW REMINDERS !
Hundreds of Other Good Things Priced Ac
Nice lot of Blouse Linen, worth 15c, at only.10c yard
36-iuch White Lawn, remnants, at. 5c yard
42-inch remnant Voile Cream, colors only, at. 5c yard
2000 yards last colored Lawns at.2}c yard
Best grade iOo Bleaching at.7ic yaid
Very good yard-wide Bleaching at only. 5c yard
Yard-wide Percale at only. 5c yard
7e Apron Ginghams only. 5c yard
English Long Cloth only.10c yard
Lace Tan Stripe White Pique at only.10c yard
Pretty Sheer Lawns, all styles, at. 5c yard
50-inch White Organdie only.15c yard
Children's small size 10c Hoae at. 5c pair
Small t.izea in Ladies' Shoes, all solid, at.50c pair
Ladies' Sailors and Men's Straw Hats at.. .. .10c each
Nice Lace Curtains.50c pair and up
Seamless Men's Half Hose only. 5c pair
Dish Irish Towels only.2Jc each
Large Turkish Towels only.10 each
THE BEE HIVE,
Sells Fine Goods for Less.
G. H. BA1L.ES.
TO THE PUBLIC !
As per the following Telegram
the BIG SALE of the - - -
JULIUS H. WEIL & CO S. STOCK
By the New York Salvage Co.
will bo continued - - ? - -
TEN DAYS MORE
New York, May 26,1905. ?
H. L. Gilmore, I
Care J. H. Weil & Co.,
Anderson? S. C.
Continue jthe Weil bale ten days. Make
Prices to move rest of Stock quickly. Pay
\ no attention to cost or loss.
NEW YOBE SALVAGE
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If you think you got Bargains during tho Big Sale visit
us the nest ten days, as we are determined to preclude all
pCGSlGiiiSj [G? lue*?; U01U5 auy iCACUVCr BLUCK. -
Goods exchanged or money refunded on all unsatisfactory
THE NEW YORK SALV?pE COMPANY.
H. L Gilmore & Co., Managers.
J. H, WEIL & GO'S. S?OBE.
IS REALLY "THE BEST THAT IS !"
Unless it was we would hardly bo doing such a big busi
ness. You'll find always the new ideas as they come out in
Iieady-to-Wcar, Trimmed an Untrimmed Shapes, Ribbons*
Veilings, Children's Headwear, Etc.
We want your Thin Dress Goods and Trimming bill. This
Department is lull of the swellest and prettiest things iia^
Royal Brand Clothing for Boys.
Entirely new and different.
Make our Store your shopping place?it's worth while,
There -is nothing a man is more particular about:
than tho bread he eats. He wants it to be good re*
gardler?"^f the kind of FLO ur i*-'8 ma<3e oi?' He
expects to buy a cheap Flour from somebody and get.
bread as good as?
Or he bujs a Flour branded Dean's Patent from.
Eomebody else at 50c. per-barrel lees than the genuine
And raises sand with us about1-^
Not being "as good as it used to be." That's unjust..
People, if you want a Floor that's absolutely pure,
and bas met eveiy test required of it under the mill's
guarantee, come to as and buy the ' only Genuine,
' , Pure and Original?
Sole Distributors of
DEAN'S PATENT ELOUR
On Gardon and field Seed.
We have a full line of the BEST
Garden Seed. A lso, White and Yel
low Dent Corn, White and Red Onion
Sets, German and Cat Tail Millet, all
kinds of Clovers, Bradford/ Rattle
snake, Kleckley, Sweet Ironclad Wa
termelon ?ced, Emeral,.. German,
Hackensacki Netted Gem, Rocky
Forci ?antelope Seed, Amber and Or
ange Can? Seed. Agents Interna?
tional Stock Food.