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^ T-TTrTtTT AL T A mn orriAxi ! ANDERSON. S. 0.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1903. VOLUME XXXIX-NO. 18.
MEANS BIG SAVINGS
To the men and young men who take advantage ot the ex
ceptional values we offer in Stylish Spring and Summer
Suits and Odd Trousers. As our regular prices are conside
rably less than like quality goods are sold elsewhere, the
sayings during this Clearance Sale establishes a new record
for value giving?and remember at the cut prices quoted for
this July Sale we give our usual guarantee of a perfect fit
and satisfactory service. If you have never worn our Cioth=
ing this is a good time to get acquainted with it at little cost.
1-4 Off on Men's and
Here's a chance to get a New Suit that does not come often. Up-to-date
Suits, made as only our Clothes can be, and fall wotth every cent of our
regular prices to any one, but it's not our way of doing business to carry
Goods from one season to another. Hence this July Sale.
$5.00 Men's and Youths' Suits now.v.. $3.75
7.50 Men's and Youths' Suits now. 5.65
10.00 Men's and Youths' Suits now. 7.50
12.50 Men's and Youths' Suite now. 9.10
15.00 Men's and Youths' Suits now. 11.25
20.00 Men's and Youths' Suits now.......-15.00
1-4 Off on all Odd Trousers.
If it is just a pair of Odd Trousers you need to make your Suit last the
balance of the season here's a chance for you to SAVE MONEY :
$2.00 Odd Trousers now.$1.50
2.50 Odd Trousers now. 1.90
8.00 Odd Trousers now. . 2.25
* 4.00 Odd Trousers now. ; 3.00
5.00 Odd Trousers now... <. 3.75 -
6.00 Odd Trousers now. 450
Parents Will be Interested in
Interested because it offers to them an opportunity to provide their boys
Smart, Stylish, Well-Tailored Suits at saving prices. This is really an im
portant ealo, coming just at this season when many boys are in need of a
$2.00 Knee Pants Suits now.............'.. $1.50
2.50 Knee Pants Suits now..-....... 1.90
3.00 Knee Pants Suite now............. 2.25
4.00 Knee Pants Suits now............. 3.00
5.00 Knee Pants Suits now.....3.75
6.00 Knee Pant*Suits now.v.. 4.50
A chance to save money on?
Oar entire line of $3.50 and $4.00 SHOES and OXFORDS cut as
$3.50Shoes now..? .'. $2.75
4.00 Shoes now. ^.............. 3.00. ;
3.50^Oxfords now. 2.75
- . 4;00Oatfordsnow.....^,,1...... S.00
At regular prices these Shoes were among the best to be had ; at the
Out Prices they are EXCEPTIONAL VALUES.
W? ar<ahaving the most successful July Clothing Sale
we Have ever known In our whole business exp?rience.
The people know that we meaa what we say,
THE S3?OT CASH CIOTH?ERS.
The Farmers' Educational and |
Co-Operative Union of America. i
CONDUCTED BY J. O. 8TRTBUNQ.
Commuloatlons Intended for this
iepartcaent should be addressed to
||J. C. Stribliog, Paiidleron, 8. C.
Our Local Cotton Markets.
We are pleased to read the Daily
Mail's interview with Mr. F. M. Carey
on the local cotton market question,
which is about thetirst publio acknowl
edgement we have Been from that
side of the subject that there :s a kind
of division of territory among buyers;
and more, that there is a little thing
called "courtesy" ailoat between our
local cotton mills and cotton brokers,
that keep down competition between
buyers. We have never before heard
this little thing that is costing our
local cotton growers thousands of dol
lars every Beason called "courtesy."
This is a bad little word. . It costs the
cotton grower too much.
Mr. Carey tells us again that all buy
ers and mill men areiu the buying bus
iness for the money there is in it. Well,
there ia nothing new in this. We can
now point out to cotton growers quite
a number of cotton men that com
menced buying cotton as poor men
and they are now rich, and several of
them are presidents of cotton mills,
and we have never known these fel
lows to do anything else but buy cot
The organized cotton growers are
now trying to deal direct with the
mills and save the grower this large
"leakage" that Has heretofore gone to
pay for this "c urtesy" or go-between
men. We do not need this costly ar
my of middle men if the grower and
the spinners will deal directly with
We do not censure these buyers for
making all they can out of this busi
ness, for the whole fault resta with the
grower tor not using the eame busi
ess propositions in his business to
protect his interest that these buyers
use in conducting their business.
The merchants have at times took
hold of the local cotton markets and
bought their customers1 cotton at top
prices, but when the merchant went
to sell this cotton the local buyers
have been known to refuse to take
this cotton or allow it to till mill or
ders. Is thia boycott or is it "cour
This darned little word "courtesy"
is costing the cotton growers entirely
too much and we wish Webster had
not made or coined it.
We have been told time and again
that our local mills were among the
many friends of the farmer* and yet
we are in possession of the fact that
some of our largest mills in the Pied
mont section have actually bought or
contracted for all the cotton for their
next year's use at 7} cents per pound,
thus putting themselves out of the
competitive market for cotton and
placing the power that could have
been used to protect their own people's
interest at tbeir ewn door, into the
hands of others far away to deprees
markets to the injury of the farmer at
the door of the local mills. But, they
say that all this is nothing but a busi
ness proposition. Well, it is now up to
the cotton grower to organize them
selves into the strongest organization
possible and stand up against deliver
m g thia cotton at prices the grower
never made. Farmers, cotton grow
ers, are you going to deliver the goods
at prices to suit others, or will you
come to the aid of each other and
price your own products'?
Farmers' Union Barbecue.
The Farmer's Union Barbecue on
10th August next at Anderson Fair
grounds will he an old-time hand
atan-tfng intermingling, how-do-yon
come-on love feast, in the interest and
for the promotion of onr farmers' or
ganization and the concert of action
among cotton growers of the whole
This 'grand rally will no doubt be
the grandest gathering of farmers and
their friends that we have had in this
section in years.
At our laBt County Farmers' Union
meeting at Anderson when the call was
made, tor contributions for the barbe
cue, the liberality of the farmers and
the success of the effort was at once
made apparent by individual farmers
contributing.whole beeves each, until
quite a bunch of bullocks, yearlings*
and calves wore hurdled together, for
the barbecue. Then the sheep, ram,
lamb and mutton, shoats, pigs and
chickens fairly tumbled- over each
other to get In on the tirst round-up
for the grand barbecue on 10th Au
gust, which insures a grand success at
the very beginning. \ :
After the. live stock for the barbe
?de were driven in the hurdle, one en
thusiastic and liberal farmer, who, no
doubt, had'attended many missionary
meetings, walked up to the secretary's
table and threw down a five dollar
bill, and then after calling in all the
$5.00 bills in sight ho made it in turns
for $4.00, $8.00 and On down to fifty
cento until a considerable purse of
hard cash was piled np to back up the
livestock, j :
The next thing was a resolution ss?=
ing all local unions to moot at once
and gather in all the contributions of
cash and a list of eatables and forward
to the special committee, J. M. Payne,
J. R. Cot well and W. H. Glenn, at
Anderson, who will receipt for the
cash and receive th? li?t of contribu
Juot hero it is weil VO pinto that this
i to be a genuine farmer's barbecue,
and that these three committee men axe
not to solicit or canvass for contribu
tion? but simpiv to receive voluuteer
con tri b a t i on e from any farmer or- f &r
mmn friend for aid In getting np a
large barbecue contribution.
Farmer'? Urion Warehouse.
When thia subject was called at our
last County meeting and the reporte
from subordinate unions were all in,
the determination to build a Farmer's
Warehouse waa developed beyond
doubt. At this point the preliminary
recommondationa in the resolution
passed at the pr?viens meeting were
taken no and pnt in working shape by
appointing Messrs. B. Harris and J. B.
Douthitto apply fora charter, and
amending certain- clauses of thepre
, vious resolutions. Up to this time
?vervthiug seemed to work harmon
We lind after more deliberate
thought m the matter of taking the
right to vote on transferring the stock
out of the hands of individuals and
delegating this power to the directors
was wrong; and some of our largest
cotton growers now protest against
delegating too much power in the
bands of a few men, and we think they
have good grounds for taking this po
The trend of popular opiuion on this
subject today is age inst this centraliza
tion of power. The people now de
mand the right of direct vote for U. S.
Senators, and recent developments in
cotton statistics at Washington de
monstrate that the power for good
here has been turned into a tremend
ous loss to cotton growers to whom
this work was originally intended to
For another illustration as to how
this placing of too much power in a
few men's hands may cause untold
trouble, we only have to refer Far
mer's Union men to the intetminable
difficulties now holding up the distri
bution of the $10,000 of the Alliance
Exchange funds now hung up in
It goes without saying that if indi
vidual owners of this Alliance Ex
change stock had the right to come to
gether either by proxy or otherwise,
that a solution of all difficulties and a
distribution of this money could have
been made long ago. But instead of
this we are informed a few obstinate
directors or leaders will squander most
of these people's money in fighting
This farmer's warehouse stock is to
be made up by farmers and controlled
by farmers in accordance with the far
mer's own ideas, and it matters not
how difficult it is to transfer thin stock;
in fact, the more difficult it can be
made to transfer this stock the more
secure it will be for the farmer's inter
While we are ready to acknowledge
all the good that the Alliance done for
farmers (and that is much) we are loath
to state that it has. left a heritage in
these "sub-trustee stockholders" that
iB a stench in the nostrils of farmers
and as obnoxious as its name is long.
The Farmer's Union must steer clear
of all the rocks that wrecked the Alli
ance. Instead of copying after their
mistakes that wrecked them, the Far
mer's Union should profit by their
looking out for these danger signals.
The Saluda Association.
The following Is the roll of churche3
entitled to representation at the an
nual meeting of the Saluda Baptist
association, which will take place
this year on August 1 with Mt. Bethel
church, and the people who will en
tertain the- delegates:
Anderson, First.L. N. Martin.
Anderson, Second.Jas. B. Pruitt.
Barkers' Creek.Jos. T. Mattox.
Belton, First,.J. Rob Pruitt.
Bel ton, Second,.James Shaw.
Big Creek...Parker Robinson.
Broadmouth.W. C. Shirley.
Bethany.T. J. Saylors.
Cedar Grove.,.M. E. Pruitt.
Cross Roads.Thos. W. Pruitt.
Eureka.Jno. T. Ashley.
First Creek,.Mrs. T. E. Shirley.
Flat Rock,.. .J. N. Pennell.
Honea Path,.Jas. A. Banister.
Hopewell,.F. L. Banister.
Keowee,.W. T. Ashley.
Lebanon.Mrs. L. H. Burton.
Little River.J. R. Walker.
Long Branch, _W. J. Saylors, Jr.
Mizpah,..J. M. Pruitt.
Mountain Creek,;.. .Jno. T. Murdock.
Neal'sr Creek.N. W. Parker.
New ProBpect.J. R. Pennell.
Pelzer,..._.W. C. Adams.
Pendleton, . Jessie Drake.
Poplar Springs, . T. F. Ashley.
Riverside,....J. B. Ashley.
Rocky River,..Mrs. M. E. Cowan.
Salem,..-.B. F. Pruitt.
Shady Grove,.Jas. A. Pruitt
Tabernacle......Joe M. Murdock.
Townville.Mrs. R. E. Parker.
Triangle..N. G. Wright.
Turkey Creek,..B. F. Wright & R. B.
Union.Jno. R. Drake.
Welcome.J. S. Murdock.
Whitefleld.Jas. M. P?rker.
Williamston, First,.G. W. L. Mitchell.
Wiillani8ton, Second,... .S. J. Fisher,
v'. Visiting brethren will be entertain
ed by J. J. Robinson and W. W
L. N. Martin, Church Clerk.
vfl^bnoot Baptist Association.
The Piedmont Baptist Association
Will hold its next session with tho Bea
verdam Baptist Church on Thursday
before the first Sunday in August
(August 8rd.) Beaverdam is six miles
eouth of Liberty. Let delegates come
prepared to stay three days. The in
troductory sermon will be preached by
Rev. T. F. Nelson; alternate, Rov. D.
The following committees are to re
State Missions?Rev. F. R. MeClana
ham, Liberty, S. C; John T. Wising
ton, J. N. Howard.
. Home Missions?Parker Brown, Lib
erty, 8. C; E. B, Richardson andG. ?.
Foreign Missions?Rev. D. I. Spear
man, Pelzer, S. C; W. L. Julian and
J. W. Wyatt.
Sunday Schools?A. L. McGee, Ras
ley, S. 0.; Rev. J. T. Dobson and W.
Temparfluce?J. M. King, Easley.S.
C; R. J. Blotti son.
Education?R. T. Hallnm, Pieken*
8, O.; W. 0.O'DeU and Dr. J. E. All
Orphanage*?A. M. Guy ton, William
aton, B. C; W. A. Christopher and L.
Periodicals?Dr. L. C. Guy ton, Wil
Haniatoo, S. C.; Rev. F. R. McClana
barorand John M. Gear.
Nominations?M. P. Rogers, Eacley,
S. C; J. M. Mullikin and J. A. Gary.
Aged Ministers?J. Jameson, Wil
liamaton, s. C; J. T. Robinson and J.
State Of Religion?N. A. Christopher,
Easier, S. ?v, R. F. D.No. 1; and T. J.
Obituaries?C. C. Fricks, W. F.
. Woman's Missions?Mrs. J. M. Geer
and Mita Ida Jameson.
W? A. Christopher, Clerk of Asso
? A new oyster factory will soon
jo ereoted in Charleston.
? Chesterfield is likely to fall in
.ino and vote out the dispensary.
? The fertilizer board reports that
the sales for fertilizer last year oamo
? Tho body of a man terribly mu
tilated was fouud on the coast at Sul
? An insect said to be the boll
weevil has been found in cotton fields
in Saluda County.
? Sumter's new eleotrio lighting
company proposes to build a trolley '
lino in the Game Cook city.
? Robert Koeeoe wa9 killed near ,
Batesburg in a runaway, lie was
driving a mule and got tangled up in
? Movements have been started in
Williamsburg and Florence Counties
looking toward the voting out of the
? Andrew Lamb, a well known
farmer of the Cross Keys section of
Union County, dropped dead while
plowing in his field.
? The Virginia-Carolina Chemical
Company has purchased a plantation
near Beaufort containing valuable
? A negro woman in Orangeburg
was fired on by an unknown person
and an infant in he; arms was killed
instantly. The woman was severely
? The Union & Glenn Springs
Kailroad, which runs from Pride's on
the Seaboard Air Line to Union, has
been inspected by the railroad com
mission and opened for traffic.
? Henry Mosely is the riohest ool
ored man in Greenville. He was re
cently awarded more than $0,000 by
the Southern Railway for oertain lands
to be used by the railway for termi
? Miss Annie Holmac, of Orange
burg, and Miss Kate M. Duncan, of
Newberry, have been appointed mis
sionaries by the committee on Foreign
Missions of the Southern Presbyte
? Yemen Nettles, aged 21, son of
Rev. Hiram Nettles of Kershaw
County, oommitted suicide by shoot
ing himself in the head with a pistol,
because his father reprimanded him
for some offence.
? W. E. MoCarter, an engineer,
was found dead in the cab of his en
gine while it was slowly moving in
the direotion of the chalk beds near
Aiken. Heart failure is assigned as
the cause of death.
? Andrew Wallace and J. W.
Glenn, postmaster at Wallace ville,
engaged in a street duel. Wallace
was wounded in the hip. The rain
was pouring down in torrents while
they were fighting.
? George and Westley Prioe, col
ored ohildren aged seven and eight,
were playing with a pistol at Johnston
when the thing went off, the ball en
tering the abdomen of the older. He
died the next day.
? It is stated that since the dis
pensary has been moved from Piakens
that the towc council has dismissed
the policeman, he fines from disorder
and druokennea.. not being sufficient
to pay for his services.
? The Saluda Power Company has
been granted a forty-year oharter by
the city of Greenville. It has a capi
tal stook of $300,000 and is building a
dam on Saluda river, from whioh
power will be transmitted to the city.
? Rev. P. N. Goldsmith, a native
of Greenville, and paBtor of the old
feast Churoh at Salem, Mass., is lost
in the mountains of Mexico. He was
on an exploration trip and it is thought
that he was killed in trying to photo
graph some volcano fires.
? IsadoreThompson, of Greenville,
was granted a pardon by the governor
a few days ago. Thompson was given
a life sentence in 1903 for tho murder
of a man who seduced his daughter.
The petition was signed by the most
prominent women of Greenville.
?- An application for a oharter for
a trolley line and power plant has
been made to the city oounsil of Flor
ence. The trolley line is intended to
ran to Darlington on one side and Al
lison's landing, on the Pee Dee river,
on the other? distance of 30 miles,
? The tobacco sales in the Pee Dee.
section have begun in real earaest.
Large quantities of the weed are being
sold daily in Timmonsville, Florence,
Darlington, Mullins, and other plaoes.
Prices are ssid to be good. The to
baoeo aoresge is much larger than it
was last year.
? Robert Keith Dargan, president
of the Darlington Trust Company,
and the Independent Qil Company, of
Darlington, oommitted suioide on
Tuesday, 11th inst., by drinking osr
bolio acid. Tbe deed was a couse
quenoo of the failure of the two com
panies for something like seven hun
dred thousand dollars. He was about
35 years old and leaves a widow and
two ohildren, one a daughter about
? Robert A. Law, of Spartanburg,
who reoontly reeeived his degree of
dootor of philosophy at Harvard Uni
versity, has been offielally notified of
his appointment as instruetOr in the
English department at Harvard. Mr.
Law in well adapted to teaoh English.
8inoe graduating at Wofford a number
of years ago, he was assistant profes
sor of English at Trinity College.
After resigning hia position there he
went to Harvard and took up a special
English oourse for his Ph. D.
? John D. Rockefeller has promis
ed aid to tho Baptist College at Louis
To See the Prettiest and
Most Complete Line of?
Ever ahown in Anderson, at Prices
that DEFY COMPETITION, come to
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Our Buyer has just returned from the Northern markets*
and values in Goods are arriving daily that prove to tho
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'be convinced that what we say is true,
Successor to Horn-Bass Co.,
110,116,120, East Benson St., - - - - - Anderson, 8. G
All Summer Goods
To be elosed out the balance
of this month
AT COST PRICE !
We do not intend to carry over any
Sommer Goods whatever.
The Big Store. Scxt to Post Office.