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^ T-TTrTtTT AL T A mn orriAxi ! ANDERSON. S. 0.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1903. VOLUME XXXIX-NO. 18.
To See the Prettiest and
Most Complete Line of?
Ever shown in Anderson, at Prices
that DEFY COMPETITION, come to
Oar Bayer 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?
Strouse ? Bros. High Art
SPRING AND SUMMER?
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$e convinced that what we say is true.
110,116,120, East Benson St., - - - - - Anderson, S.C
The Farmers' Etacational and
Ca-Operative Union of America.
CONDUCTED BY J. O. 8TRIBLINQ.
S?t- CommutcatiouB intended for this !
d?partaient should be addre&sed to!
J. O. Strlbling, Pendleton, 8. O.
? Stop boasting about how you won
out over tue fellow that sola out his
cotton at a loss. This kind of "boss
ing" over your neighbor will do the
Farmers' Union no good, nor will it in
duce yonr neighbor to come into the
Union. The Farmers1 Union wants all
the friends they can ?et. We now
have over two-thirds of all the white
cotton gravers in the South in the
Union, and if. we can get four-lifths of
them, and thay stick even as well as
they are sticking now, we can win all
in sight. When you meet up with a
farmer that you know has sold out his
cotton at a loss you need not say one
word to him about it. Just look wise
at him and abk him to join the Union.
? We have on hand now a plan to
Jrct at the actual number of tons of
ertilizera delivered to farmers in
South Carolina. Wben this is known
we will be able to tell the farmers tho
exaot number of tags bought over and
above the required amount needed
and the actual excess of tags bought
that has played a game into the hands
of cotton bears as against the interest
cf the cotton grower. The amount of
tags redeemed at Clemson College up
to 7th July amounted to over 34,000
tons, and the increase on cotton meal
caused by the new law requiring all
meal tone tagged amounts to 11,000
tons more which sets the tonnage back
45,000 tono thus reducing the amount
of fertilizers used this year to a little
lees than last year without making
any allowance for lost tags.
Where shall we draw the line? How
long does th a cotton grower have to
hold his cotton, until he becomes a
cotton speculator? Our opinion on
this is just here: Wo bave all along
been preaching the doctrine of holding
our cotton off the market until we
could obtain a price that would five
a reasonable and equitable profit
for our labor! We have named the
price of ten cents as the minimum for
cotton, and we have demanded ten
cents "-hen the market was steady at
six cents. We have forced the buyers
up to our set prices that we named
ourselves, ana right here is where the
distinction comes in. If the grower
chooses to hold for higher pvicen after
he has been offered profitable prices at
his own figures, right here is where the
cotton grower becomes a cotton specu
lator! When cotton growers have held
their cotton and forced prices up to the
figures where they have agreed wil lgi ve
us a "reasonable and equitable" profit,
and then continue to hold for still
higher pri?es, the conservative spirit
leaves the grower, and the speculative
spirit takes possession of the mind of
the cotton grower.
Certainly there is nothing wrong in
the cotton grower holding his cotton
for speculative prices?that is a price
above a price which be has made him
self. That would give him a good
profit as a business of growing cotton,
for the farmer bad just as well hold
his own cotton for higher prices as to
sell it und take the money and invest
it in other things with a view of making
a profit, but none of this is farming
for profit; it is a business transaction
outside of the sphere of delving in the
soil for mo?t.
We were among a bunch of farm
ers that were having a jolly Rood time
over the good prices ot cotton when a
farmer who had broke the pledge and
sold out his cotton at a loss had the
cheek to say to the boys who were feel
iug good, that they who held thoir cot
ton need not be talking so loud about
it; that if providence had not joined
their side that the cotton holders
would not have won out. In reply to
this, one of the laithful said that he
thought all along that the cotton hold
ers were right and now that providence
bad endorsed our side we knew we
were right, and that the cotton holders
were in the best of company when he
was along on tho same side with provi
Some folks say that cotton is a fool,
but it is more like some folks act a
fool about cotton! Remember that
there are but few people that make
money by acting the tool: the only
people that do make money by acting
the fool go about with shows; they
are not among cotton growers. It
would do a lot of harm to cotton grow
ers if cotton were to go up to 15 or 20
centB at thiB time.
This reaction on wild prices for cot
ton is like the Irishman who said that
his long fall did not hurt bim, but it
was stopping so alfired quick that
broke htm up so badly. It is not tho
high prices for cotton that hurts the
cotton grower, but it is the sudden
stopping of those high prices that
brakoa up the plans of tbe cotton far
mer that has neglected to grow plenty
Our 1905 Cotton Crop.
A conservative estimation of all the
conditions in sight up to this time we
are in position to prove that tbe 1905
cotton crop has cost the grower up to
date more than any other crop in the
history of the cotton growing industry
in tho South. A large acreage today?
11 th July?is green with grass.
The excessive July rams now on
bids fair to continue its destructive
work in throwing off the earlier crop
and putting on a very tender succulent
growth of weed and squares that a
very few hot, dry, windy days in Au
gust may bring to the ground also;
thus leaving a large weed with but
few bolls to tbe stalk. This large
weed is deceptive.
Taking in consideration all these
universal conditions without giving a
serious thought of the ~ probable dam
age of the spread, of the boll weevil,
rust and other insect injuries, tbe
grovrer muBt set his minimum price at
12 } cento or the grower will lose money.
Our large surplus of 1904, after filling
in the vacancy of the short crop of
1903, will all be needed to supply the
natural increase of con sumption; there
fore, the 1905 crop will find a level or
average condition of supply and de
man. _ _
Hunting For The Nigger in The Wood
When the cotton growers first start
ed out to tind the "nigger in the wood
pile'' that let out tho loakago of the
cotton report at Washington, the
guilty fellows there first made au effort
at making a scapegoat out of a woman
there; but our secret service force
there havo found out the guilty par
ties, and no doubt the President will
have tho whole bureau cleansed of
?;raftera. This is another score in
avor of the farmers' movement.
? A trolley line fer Suinter is as
? Three small negro children are
hold at Prosperity for rocking a train.
? A big illicit still was raided in
Groenville Couuty tho other night.
? A horse in Marion County
dropped dead, being overcome by
? Two negro boys met a half-witted
negro man in the road near Kuby, in
Chcttorfield, and shot him to death.
? James Moore, a whito farmer,
waB struck and killed by lightning at
Donalds, lie ~as 60 yearB old.
? A negro child is thought to have
been burned to death in a fire in
Marlboro, as the ohild has been miss
? J. A. Summerset, Jr., Olin
Wood and John Meriwether wero se
verely injured in Columbia while play
ing with fireworks.
? Spartanburg will vote tho first of
August on a proposition to issue $100,
000 in bonds to oontinue the pavement
of her streets with vitrified bricks.
? The peaoh orop in tho "Ridge"
seotion of this State is better than for
several years past and is causing quite
a wave of prosperity in that seotion.
? The capital of the Columbia
Street Railway and Power Company
will be increased from a half million
to one million six hundred thousand
? R. T. Boykin, a young white
man in Orangeburg, is in jail under
charges of deserting his family, adul
tery, bigamy, and disposing of proper
ty under mortgage.
? ?t is charged that the cotton
buyers at Greenville are in a pool and
agree on priocs every day to pay for
cotton. None will bid against the
? Stiles Moore, a white man, was
convicted in the criminal court at
Walhalla on the charge of rape, and
was sentenced for fourteen years to the
? At a big fourth of July piocio at
Mars Bluff some negroes got into a
row and as a result Sam Windham, a
young Darlington coon, is dead, and
Crocket Davis shot through the side.
Davis is not seriously injured and will
? Gai?uey was visited by a severe
electrical storm on Wednesday. Two
houses wore struck by lightning1 and
damaged considerably. Oue of the
houses oaughton ?re.
? W. J. Rollins dropped dead from
heart failuro at Luckuow after having
a heated quarrel with Magistrate L.
H. Peebles. The trouble arose over
the manner of digging a ditch.
? Forty-four now dootors wcro li
oeubed by the State Doavd of Medioal
Examiners in Columbia last Thursday.
Sixty-six applied but twenty-two fail
ed to stand tho examination.
? James A. Hcndrix, formerly of
Columbia, committed suicide at New
Castle, Ky., by throwing himself un
der tho wheels of a moving locomotive.
It is said that ho was short in his ac
counts with tho Hell Telephone
Company, for whioh he was the collec
? At a fourth of July barbecue at
Gaston, Lexington County, several
whito men were drinking and got to
fighting. When tho battle was over
one man was fatally stabbed, another
shot and will die, and another danger
ously shot in the hip. Whiskey and
an old grudge caused tho trouble.
? Alexander l'ickett, a Western
Union messenger boy of Columbia,
got a vcrdiot for$10,000 damages from
the Southern Railway for the loss of
an arm by being run over by a train at
St. Matthews. On a former trial a
verdiot of $8,700 was secured, which
was set aside by tho Supreme Court.
? Lightning destroyed 00 bales of
ootton belonging to W. II. Greer, a
prominent farmer, living near Bates
villo, in Greenville County. The sta
pie, which had increased in value '
nearly $14 a bale during the past three
months, was stored under a temporary
shelter in the yard. This slight
Btruoture was struok and ignitedjby
lightning. There is presumably no
? Dr. P. H. Meli, of Clomson Col
lege, has scoured from tho Southern
Railway a farmer's instituto car. This
car will be at tho disposal of the col
lege, and will be hauled all over South
Carolina. It will be fully equipped
with apparatus and exhibits from
every department of. the college. The
car will be iu charge of members of tho
college faculty, who will give instruc
tions and explanations.
? The report of the postoffico de
partment giving rural delivery statis
tics for the past year is just out and is
very interesting as an indication of
the way new routes are being estab
lished all over the United States. Iu
South Carolina, tho total number of
petitions referrod to tho department
wore 1,090, and of this number 470
were adversely reported. July 1,
1904, there were in South Carolina 331
routes in operation, and at this time
there are 476, a gain of 145. There
1 are now pending before the department
138 petitions from South Carolina
asking for new routes. Of this num
ber it is probable that eomo will be
granted and the whole number for the
year will then be considerably aug
? It is stated that neither Norway
nor Sweden is making preparations for
? Russia and Japan agreed to open
the peace conferenoo between Aug. 1
? The flood in Texas has caused
the death of 200 people and the loss
of $2,000,000 worth of property.
? A young man in Now Orleans
ended a month's honeymoon by trying
to kill his wife and then killing him
? Lightning struok the dwelling of
a family iu Texas and killed a ten
year old girl and left the other mem
? U. J. Delvin. of Topeka, has
been found to owe $2,500,000. Ho
caused tho failuro of the First Nation
al Rank of Topeka.
? Governor Magoon's report for
June shows that four persons died on
tho Isthmus of Panama from yellow
fever, two being Americans.
? Four men were killed and seven
othors injured by the explosion of a
threshing machine on a plantation
near Danville, Va., a few days ago.
? The state of education in Russia
may bo judged from the fact that there
is only one school for every 12,000
? August Otto, aged sixty-eight, of
I Cleveland, O., confessed that he killed
his wife because she was an invalid,
and bo had grown tired of supporting
? B. F. Combs, of Parker, Kas.,
says bis prospeot for a big apple crop
this year is the bent heevor had. He)
expects to raise 500 oars, whioh rep
resents 87,500 barrels.
? A negro named Hioks, at Leslies,
tea miles from Amorious, Ga., killed
his wife, his mother-in-law and anoth- '
er woman and wounded four men, one
? Telegrams from Mexico city re
port that 1,000 lives were lost in a
terrible flood that swept over the min
ing city of Guanajunato.
? It is estimated that- during the
rioting at Odessa 6,000 persons were
killed and nearly $10,000,000 worth of
property was destroyed.
? It is now thought that more than
1.000 persons perished in Guanajuato,
Mexico, as a result of the cloudburst
whioh completely wiped out the town
? Later details show that twenty
six persons were killed outright and
fifty injured in the tornado whioh
swept over tho northern part of Texas.
? Russia now seems anxious to con
clude peace and is particularly eager
to conclude an armistice, fearing that
another bad defeat would threaten tlus
safety of the empire.
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JULY CLOTHING SALE !
On July 1st we began our Semi?Annual Clearance Sale. Twice a year?January and July?we have these Special Sales. Oar only reason for these Sales is that we d' not wish to carry Clothing from one
season to another. We prefer making deep cute in the prices so that we can clear our counters. Then we invest our money in New Clothing each season. This Sale includes all of our New Spring and Summer
Clothing. This season's best and most popular Suits and Odd Trousers all go at these reductions. Nothing reserved. _
1-4 Off od all Odd Trousers.
41.50 Odd Trousers...now 91.15
2.00 Odd Trousers. ................>....... .now 1.60
2.50 Odd Trousers.... . ? *.......... ?.... .now 1.90
3.00 Odd Trousers.....i....... .now i25
3.50 Odd T?ouEsrs. . .now 2.65
4.00 Odd Trousers.. .now 3?09
5,00Odd Trou?oro.... *. .....?.................'. .......now- 3.75
6.00 Odd Trousers*..?. .now 4.50
Buy. iua extra pair of Trousers and give thoge you have a rest
2.50 Knee Pants Strtls. .v.;.,........,, r j. . .. ,... .now 1.90
13.00 Knee ^b^|E^^*;;^^v .......... ....... .5. JS'Jow^^
4.00 Knee Pasts Suits. ...<..........,........ ....... now 3.00
5.00 Knee Pants Suit*.....,.. .4, 8.75
6.00 Knee Pants Sails... now 4.50
This is a chance for mothers i o get that boy a. new Suit that doesn't
eome often. -
All Straw Hats Reduced.
50c TTfttS. ? ? V* . e . ? . .;."? ??.? ..? ? ? . .? .. . . . ? ? ? . .UG'ft' 350
$1.00 Suits.........<?..?...........<>..r.....; ??' ........now 70c
2.00 Hats...............*...... cr. w............. .tow 1.35
At theje prices you can replace that well worn Straw Hat; without any
inconvenience to your pbeket book. '
... ... . ..now 85c
. .now $1,00
1-4 Off on all Men's and Young Men's Suits.
$5.00 Suits now..
7.50 Suits now.
10.00 Suits now.
12.50 Suits now
15.00 Suits now.
18.00 Suits now.. .13.50
20.00 Suits now.. .......15.00
A Chance for Men to Save Money on Shoes*
Our entire line of 83.50 and $4.00 Shoes and Oxfords out as follows :
$3 30 Shoes now $2.75 $4.00 Shoes now 83.00
$8.50 Oxfords now $2.75 $4.00 Oxfords now $3.00
At their forme, prices these $3.50 and $4.00 Shoes and Oxfords wete the best to be had for
the money ; &t th< eduction they are certainly exceptional values.
The cuts on tkese ?oods aro deep, but are genuine reductions. No fake business here. We
have always stood square up to our ads in the past, und we rrill not at this late day misrepresent
Goods to ma?f*lo*; so you can come hero knowing beforehand that what you see in this ad. will
be mare them substantiated when you see the Goods. Yon had better hurry, though, as the best
things usually go first.
The Spot Cash Clothiers, - ?f Anderson, S. C.
opyright ip^5 by Hart Schaffner & Marx?