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ALES & LANGSTON.
^NDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 1905.
VOLUME XLI?NO. 6.
MEANS BIG SAVINGS
To the men and young men who take advantage of the ex
ceptional* values' we offer in Stylish Spring and Summer
Suits and Odd Trouser?. As our regular prices are conoldo
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 Cloth
lug 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-cJato
Suite, made as only onr Clothes can be, and full worth 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.
95.00 Men's and Youths' Suits now.$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' Suits now,,. 9.40
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 yon to SAVE MONEY :
$2.00 Odd Trousers now. $1.50
2.50 Odd Troustrs now. 1.90
3.00 Odd Trousers now................ 2.25
4.00 Odd Trousers now. 3.00
5.00 Odd Trousers now. 8.75
6.00 Odd Trousers now.. 450
.% f '
Parents Will be Interested in
Interested because it offers to them an opportunity to provide their boys
Smart, 6tyJt?h, Weil-Tailored Suits at saving prices. This is really an im*
portant sale, coming just at this season when many boys are in need of a
$200Knee Panta Suits now.......'. $1.50
2.50 Knee Pants Suits now..'.',* 1.90
. 3 00 Knee Pants Suits now......I 2.25
v 4.00 Knee Pants Suits now.... . ... ... 3.00
6.00 Knee Pants Suits now.............. 3.76
6.00 Knee Pants Suits now............. 4.50
A chance to save money on?
Shoes for Men.
Oojp entire line of $3.50 and $4.00 SHOES and OX FORDS cat as
$3.60Shoes now....................... $2.75
4.00 Shoes now..................... 3.00
3.50 Oxfords now....... r.. 2.75
k'c^ .. y................. 3.00'
At tegular prices these Shoes were among the best to be had; At the
[Out Prices they are kxCKPTIOyTA^ VALTJE8. , >
Wo are having the most successful July Clothing
?o have ev?r known in our whole business experience.
Tb* ?gwpl? know that we mean what wo say.
>T CASH ClOTHIERS.
The Farmers' Educational and
Co-Operativo Union of America,
CONDUCTED BY J. O. 8TRIBLINQ.
Commuloatlona intended for this
epsrtment should be addressed to
J. C. Siribllng, Pondloton, 8. C.
ON TUE FIRING LINE.
Don't Step Orer lha Firing Line if
Ton Don't Want to be Shot at.
There is a kind of line of demarka
tion existing between right and wrong
in everything. Thin line is generally
drawn by mutual consent of both sides
of all subjects. It is a kind of obscure
dead line on all new subjects that are
passing through the crucial test of
pnblic discussion for a time; and fi
nally the atmosphere of equilibrium of
thought clears away the fog of agita
tion and the distinctive lines of right
and wrong are well de?ned in tbe
minds of the public and justice and
equity reigns supreme.
The absorbing subject of today that
is occupying the ohief attention of the
public in the South is the right of the
producers of cotton to fix the price up
on his own products as against the
right of the spinners and cotton spec
ulators to fix this price on a product
that neither the cotton spin
ner, or the cotton speculator
never spend a dime or an hour's
labor to produce. The producers in
about all other occupations fix prices
of their products, and organized labor,
also is demanding and maintaining
tbe right to set prices as to the worth
About every occupation, except the
farmer, has its organization, and is
found in the line of battle defending
their respective interests, wmle the
farmer, tbe "hay seed," the mudsill
and foundation of them all, and the
most i m portant and power ml erat ta
rnen of them all, is the last to rise up
and shake his massive body and say
to all tha organized world: "See here,
now, get oft'my toes, and hang no
more upon my back." The Farmers'
Union is just now in the midBt of this
manifestation, and it is extremely
amusing to see the shuffling among
men for position at the hands of these
farmer organizations. Some are tum
bling over each other for nositions
within the band of some of these or
ganisations for the political pull,
while others outside are catering to
first one side with the money powers
and then turning to bow again to the
farmer. The nonproducer, who has
all along priced our cotton, is not su
ing to yield tbistpower to the producer
without a hard fight, and these little
jumping jacks that play along the
firing line between the cotton grower
and the cotton manipulators, are hav
ing a hard time of it.
The Farmers' Union has some sharp
shooters who are engaged to watch
out for these jumping jacks, and when
ever these fellows step over the firing
line our sharpshooters are sure to shell
Some of these aspirants, both inBide
and out of these farmers' organiza
tions, are continually making the effort
to "bark with the hounds and run with
the hare" at the same time, and they
are catching fire coals in the baok from
one aide and hot ashes in the face from
the other side! They are fioating
along looking for position just between
hades and the deep blue seas, and the
boys?the sharpshooters? who . are
watching them have lots of fun firing
at them and watching them jump from
one side of the firing line to the other,
Of course, whenever these Sharpshoot
ers who are engaged to watch this fir
ing line opens fire upon either a de
serter of former principles from within
or the enemy without, our sharpshoot
ers or. pickets open fire upon these
enemies, either within or without onr
faimera7 organizations. The one that
opens the fire must expect to be fired
at in return. It is well in order to
state here that these sharpshooters are
ready for the fray, and any enemy who
peeps over this firing line from either
side may as well look out for burning
sulphur right in his nose.
Controlling Marketing of Cotton.
Where is tbe farmer, or business
man, or manu facturer that has watched
the efforts of cotton growers to control
th? marketing of our last cotton crop
that has not seen and felt that the
concerted action of cotton growers is a
factor in the pricing and controlling
the marketing of his product a? Where
iff the business man in any occupation
that ia not willing to acknowledge
the fact that our last cotton crop was
the largest erop on record by ono and a
half ; million bales, yet its average
price ranges perhaps one-third higher
than other large crops have averaged!
Who raised the price from 6 cents
to 81 cents if the grower did not do it
by stopping the selling when pri?es
were not profitable? Reduction of
acreage, unfavorable weather and th?
determined will of the most faithful
holders of cotton all had something to
do with raising prices from 6} to 101
cents; but no- one can gainsay that if
tho growers had not held out to the
last for. 10 cents that this our record
breaking crop would have reached 10
cents at tblba date while this cotton was
yet in tho hands of the grower.
? Why need the. cotton grower care
a snap whether or not that any of the
cotton reports are correct or frandu
Iooit If cotton growers determine to
have profitable prices for their cotton
all they hove to do is to atop market
In* when priv?s are not profitable.
This is the wipning card that won the
game in 1005, and it Will win again
averyiSmeUispteyed right. Concert
of action must do had, and it - cannot
be maintained without permarant
organisations among cotton growers,
Sim hone of these farmer organisations
?or any others for that matter?can
be kept Sb working order without
money to pay expenses. It is^ax^ng
the patriotism ?l men too much. We
must oil tho machinery or it will wear
out all too soon. We should encourage
silt cotton growers to organize in any
name they may choose. The Farmers'
Union, Cotton Association, Alliance
and the Society of Equity all should
be friendly rivals to. see who conld
get up the best working force to aid
cotton producers ' to organize. All
these Organization s should come to
gether occasionally in one grand mccca
or cotton; congress and got equitable
prices for bur.Southern ttaplo regard
less of prices made by other coan tri es
or other people and stick to our prices
or base. _ _
- In commenting upon the worth
of Government crop reporte, and the
new factor of price making by the
growers of cotton, the New York
Times has this to say: "Tho indicated
crop io the crop grown; the commer
cial crop ia the crop sold. The crops
which come out of the ground and the
crops which go to market are different
quantities, and agreement should not
be expected. The discrepancy is like
ly rather to grow than to decline.
Only in their poverty did the planters
sell to the first buyer upon his own
terms. Year by year, with growing
wealth and banking facilities, they
will be slower sellers, and crops will
fade into each other, so that thay can
not be separated. Reserves in plan
ters1 hands are an uncertain quantity,
especially in hold-your-cotton years."
This statement from the other side is
owning np the corn in good style and
ought to lead cotton holders to con
gratulate one another for the success
they have achieved on this their first
round in their campaign for fairness.
- Some folks say you can't learn an
old dog new tricks, but we know of a
large nu mb or of old farmers that are
learning new things about selling cot
ton. Before thu farmers began to or
ganize there were certain large cotton
growers that got much moro for their
cotton because it was in "large lots."
This looks reasonable, but on the 5th
of July last one of the farmers1 cotton
agents bunched between 450 and 500
bales in one lot and offered it to local
buyers at top market prices but none
of the local buyers wonted that much
cotton. The local buyers seem to
have changed their notion about large
lots of cotton since cotton growers
have come to take hold of the cotton
market. The cotton growers seemed
to have overdone the. concentration
business right at the start. Now, this
is just the thing we expected to "ran
up agin," and we had jase as well go
by these little fellows and ship these
large lots of cotton ont over this dead
line into the market where large lots
flo better than small lots. Go by these
ittle 2x4 fellows and lind the 10x12*
CROSSING THE OCEAN.
? Voyage fras? Ntw York to Qoreistown
on ide great British steamship Celtio.
Editor Anderson Intelligencer :
The third largest ship in (.he world,
and one of the fastest, lt ia over soo
yards long, 75 feet wide, carries 5000
passengers, the propeller is 400 feet in
diameter, barna a ton of coal every six
Oar departure on this good ship was
made from New York %t 4 o'clock Fri
day, June 80th.
. There was inevitable bastle and hur
ry BS the last pieces of baggage were
put aboard, and as the last heisted
passenger pat in an appearance at the
The wharji was filled with a solid,
wdving masB of humanity-.friends and
relatives of the departing ones-who
gave vent to their feeling. Sobs
could be heard and tears cc*?n trickling
down cheeks on all rides. Ant an end
comes to this. All are JU board, the
gangplank is pulled up, the clink of
the bell is heard in the engine room,
then a tremor comer - over the great
ship, and the propeller ia brought into
use. Then, with mnjeatic motion, the
stately ship glides down on the broad
bosom of the river. The handker
chiefs, t'vr>a and hats from the great
crow dr on the wharf begin to futter
and wave in the air. Now a view of
the noble bay is unfolded to the wist
ful visions of all on deck, as onr ves
sel passed .between Governor's Islaud
on one side and the Statute of Liberty
on tho other. Gasing backward one
gains a last view of the gigantic office
nildings of the metropolis.^Distance
softens the outlines. Wo'rooif.
Our ship skirts the great resorts.
Coney Island and Manhattan Beech,
strikes the channel and increases ht>r
speed. Crowds aro now grouped to
gether ont on deok singing those dear
old sweet songe, "My Old Kentucky
Home," "In The Sweet Bye and Bye,"
"The Old Folks at Home," etc.
Our first dinner on board waB moat
delightful. The slight amount of sea
air already breathed has stimulated
a keen appetite. The grand saloon,
tastefully decorated for the daily ban
quets which are thrice set before the
ship's guests, form a sight delightful to
every sense of the most cultivated.
Not only are the raenuea tempting, bat
the paintings, the flowers, the music,
the furniture must -please the fastid
ious. The passengers on one of these
great trans-Atlantic lines are served
far beyond their dreams.
We people on land can scarcely ap
preciate the comfort, luxury and safe
ty thereto on the ocean liner of today;
they surpass moat of onr finest hotels;
few of them compare in wealth of ap
pointments, and tasteful designs with
these floating palaces.
Sunrise and sunset on ocean onco
seen is never forgotten. There is but j
one sight that equals an ocean sunrise,
and that is an ocean sun set.
Then if one ever feela the nothing
ness' of man you stand before your
Make? in silent contemplation of His
. * Far, far to the east stretches the
great waste of waters, tinged with
every hue by the radiant beams of the
orb of day.
The m sj estie, stately progress, as it
were, from the bosom of the deep
grand beyond the descriptive ?loquence
of the* moat fertile imagination la the
scene, and yet it is bot water, Sky and
ann. Aa for sunset, it, too, is a glo
rious spectacle. Poets may rave over
the graaeur of such sights on moun
tains, but nowhere on land have sun
sets auch a charm as they have at sea.
Today la the 4th of July, r.nd it has
been gloriously . celebrated on our
?hip. Onr two hundred delegates to
the World's Baptist Cougress are too
patrotic to forget Independence Day,
even if we are away out at sea, two
thousand miles from land, and sailing
on a chip under a different flag.
Welravehad speeches from eloquent
men from the North, South, East and
West, and all were very patriotic and
full of enthusiasm.
Dr. W. W. Landrum, of Atlanta,
Ga., represented the Sooth m a strong
and eloquent patriotic speech, which
created a great deal of enthusiasm.
All on board joined in the American
Eatriotic song. It waa a glorious and
appy fourth, spent on the mighty
deep. - . [
. Thursday . July Ctn.-We are now
nearing the banks of. our old mother
country, i We were duo to arrive at
Liverpool Saturday, but thc'.Capta
of the ship tells us we will not make it
until Sunday, aa we had to go three
hundred miles off of onr direct route
on account of Icebergs oft' the coast of
New Fonndland. We have had a very
calm sea and a pleasant voyage 00 far.
Haven't had any sea-sickness at all.
I will try to give a birds-eye view
of England and Scotland later. With
best wishes for the dear old Intelli
gencer and its many readers,
K. L. Branyon. j
? Lightning struck and destroyed
a negro Baptist Church at Biahop
^? A negro servant attempted to
kill a whole family near Laurens by
using poison in water.
? Gov. Heyward has been invited
to deliver an address at the New
Hampshire State Fair.
? It is said in Greenville that Jos.
A. MoCullough may heoome a candi
date for governor next year.
? Tom Smith, a white man of Aik
en County, oommitted suioide by
shooting himself. He was despon
? A number of prominent peolpo
living in or near Walterboro have
been presented by the grand jury for
? Earl Rochester, a young while
man now under sentenae of death in
Walhalla, has been granted a new
trial by the Supreme 0 jurt.
? Rev. R. L. Rogers, pastor of the
Walhalla Presbyterian Church, died I
00 Wednesday morning of typhoid i
fever, in the 36th year of his age.
? The supervisor of Marion Coun
ty, in pursuanoe of a petition, has
ordered an election on the question
of "Dispensary" or "No Dispen
? Mt. Zion, one of the largest
negro churches in Laurens County,
was /burned. Dissensions among the
members caused bad feeling and it ia
thought that the church was fired
through a spirit of revenge.
? Z. T. Pearson, of the Marlboro
County sand hills has a peaoh orchard
of 74,000 trees. From 9,000 three
year old trees he is shipping oar loads
of fruit, selling them at 02.25 per
crate, 850 crates to the oar.
? H. P. Coker, a young school
teaoher of Spartanburg, who taught
in Union County last session, has
been arrested on the charge of forging
the name of W. H. Jeter, of Carlisle,
to a oheok for $75 on a bank in Union.
? Rev. A. J. S. Thomas is said to
have sold his half interest in the Bap
tist Courier to Rev. A. C Cr?e, late
of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of
Gaffney. W. W. Keys is the othar
owner. Mr. Cr?e will not take oharge
until late in the fall.
? Miss Motte Rodgers, aged 13,
was killed at her home in Sumter in a
peculiar way. ' While playing hide
and seek she hid in a piece of terra
cotta piping, whioh rolled down into
a ditoh with her, causing injuries
from whioh she died in a few hours.
? Reports from Columbia say that
J Murphy, who is alleged to have mur
1 dered Treasurer Copes in Orangebarg
! some years ago, and escaped from the
I penitentiary where he was confined,
has been located in the Philippines
and is a soldier in the United States
? Joseph Blythe, a resident of
Chester, has recently been granted a'
patent on a self-winding alarm olook,.
whioh is said to have several very
novel features. The winding is done
by electricity, 'and when once set will
ring every day at the same hour if
? The line between North and
South Carolina is to be surveyed at
the point adjoining Marlboro County.
Governor Hey ward has appointed R.
L. Freeman, of Bennettsville, as the
surveyor for this State and the Gov-1
ernor of North Carolina will appoint a
? Ex-Senator MoLaurin made a
hot speeoh against the dispensary at a
cotton meeting at Dillon. President
E. D. Smith, of the State Associa
tion, afterwards said that he regret
ted that political questions should be
injeoted into the ootton association's
? At Trenton Mr. Wallace Wise,
the town marshal,'has been bound
over to appear at the next term of the
United States court on the charge of
wilfully retarding a mail carrier. He
arrested the mail carrier thero some
time ago and kept him in the lookup
about 20 minutes.
? The Jordan Manufacturing Com
pany, near Wei If 3rd, will begin opera
tion within about two weeks time.
The work of installing the maohinery
in the mill building has been under
way for sometime and the work is
about completed. The plant will
? Woodruff, in Spartanburg Coun
ty, is boasting of a strong boy, Vir
gil Casey, 7 years old, weight 96
pounds, who can easily lift s 140
pound man from the floor. If his
strength increases with his year j, he
ought to be able to lift several tons
when he is 21 years old.
? A young whits man named
Spann was arrested by Policeman
Forde in Columbia charged with
swindling. The alleged scheme was
to plaee a Mexioan dollar with four
American dollars and ask that a $5
bill be given for it. It is said that
several victims were caught.
. ? L. R. Gillum H?rton, one of the
most prominent and influential far
mers of Kersbaw, and a negro man
who took refuge under a tree during a
I storm last Thursday were both in
stantly killed by lightnings A mule
belonging to thom was killed. Mr.
Horton was 45 years o]d,aod.leaves a
family. , / '
To See the Prettiest and
Most Complete Line of?
Ever shown in Andereon, at Prices
that DEFY COMPETITION, come to
Onr Buyer has ju?L returned from the Northern markets,
and vakioB 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
Ken's, Women's and Children's, at prices unequalled else
We extend to all a cordial invitation'to visit our Stores,
inspeot our Goods? and*.be convinced that what we say is true*
Successor to Horn-Baas Co.?
HO,' 116,120, East Benson St.,.Anderson, 8? G
All Summer Goods
To be closed out the. balance
of this month
AT COST PRICE !
We do not intend to carry over any
Summer Goods whatever.
The 6ig Store. iVext to Post Office.