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j BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1905. iVOLUME XLI-NO. 8.
C ir Buyer is now in the Northern markets where he is
carefr Vij selecting the Newest Styles and Best Values in
Men's Wear ?
Our New Fall Hats
Are hero in all the new shades-Light Greys. Tans and
Blacks, from $1.50 to $5.00.
New lot of Corliss GOOD & Co's.
15o. each. : : : : Two for 25c.
Spot Cash Clothiers.
To foe closed out the balance
'""'if- this month
do not intend to carry over any
r Goods whatever;
?The M? Store. ?Text to Post Office.
The Farmers' Educational and
Co-Operative Union of Amerioa.
OONDUOTED BY J. O. 8TRIBL1NQ.
JV* Commulcations intended for this
depart mont should be addressed to
J. C. Strlbling, Pendleton, S. C.
Barbecue ?nd Picnic.
The following named speakere have
been invited to address the fermera at
the Farmers' Union picnic and barbe
cue at Anderson Fair Grounds on 10th
August. Thirty minutes times will be
allotted to each speaker:
Mr. J. A. Evett, of Indianapolis,
Subject, "Pricing farm crops by ti?o
farmer; Senator Latimer and F. H.
Hyatt, of Columbia, Subject, "Neces
?i ty of bonded wa^housea in control
ling the marketing of cotton"; Hon.
W. Jasper Talbert, Subject, "Old
Soldiers"; Congressman Lever and
Senator Tillman, Subject, "Farmers'
Speaking will commence about ll a.
m. and continue to 1 p. m., at which
time Farmers' Union speaking will end
and adjourn for dinner.
At tho request of many farmers and
othere Hon. W. Jasper Talbert, at 2 p.
m., will address the people on the sub
ject of prohibition and wiii be followed
by Senator Tillman on the subject of
controlling the sale of liquor by the
On account of it being unconstitu
tional for The Farmers' Union to dis
cuss partisan politics in the Union the
committee of arrangements have
agreed to adjourn at this hour and
allow the discussion.
? ^o --
English spinners have published to
the world that they want American
spinners to unite with them in holding
off the market for three months in or
der to force the price of cotton down
to suit their idea. This io about the
biggest bluff we have heard of in some
time. These spinners have been doing
things along this line for many years,
but they have all along kept the thing
in a close way within their organiza
tion. This ia a spank new turn in pub
lishing their desire. If we are not
badly fooled this publicity, inatead of
frightening cotton growers, will be a
warning to them to prepare the way to
meet this effort to depress prices by
planning* to carry their this year's small
crop over on the same plan the growera
did this year.
When the recent rise in prices first
began thu newe waB published fre
quently that spinners were not taking
the cotton. We warned growera then
of the fact that the EngliBh spinners
were hoarding 10 cents cotton in order
to fortify against 12} cents cotton
when the new crop came on the mar
ket, and they have done that very
thing. These spinnera are too sharp
to publish newe that would do them
injury. They intend this as a bl na',
and growers muat pat up more ware
Yon can't build warehouses with
your tongues. It takes hard cash
either free coined, 10 to 1, or gold cer
tificates will do.
Talk ia cheap, and we have had it in
abundance. Now, we want business.
The cotton grower that has not taken
stock in the warehouse, ia not inside of
the door of this warehouse business,
and he that is not inside is oh the out
If Anderson county cotton growers
could. get together all the damaged
cotton and loss in weight at the rate
of 10 cents per ponnd, we could settle
the plan and put np a good warehouse
Ont of thiB year's loss and not misa it.
Why not then go at it at once and put
np a good warehouse and head off this
heavy loss on the next roundf
Taking stock in the Farmers' Union
Warehouse, is not giving money away,
era contribution in any sense, lt is an
investment that bas. paid others, and
If managed properly will pay the far
mer good dividends, and, in addition
to this profit, the warehouse system
will make. more money for the general
cotton grower by furnishing him the
means to protect bia intreest.
Miro-Culture and the Aldrich System of
Growing Cotton and Corn Together.
This now discovery of growing nitro
gen in the aoil instead of buying it
from fertilizer men has given some
fertilizer men and their henchmen
some uneasiness, who are losing no
opportunity at giving Dr. Moorewa new
discovery the Black eye nt every op
The recent resignation of Dr. Moore
and hie connection with the nitro-cnl
ture plant at Westchester does not im
pair the real value of his discovery,
whioh no one so far hos proven to be
valueless. But this connection of Dr.
Moore's wife with thia Westchester
plant does olear np the mystery that
we have wanted to know why the far
mer was 'flooded with circulars-at
Government expenses-setting forth
the value of thia discovery and request
ing the reader to apply tor free samples
at washington; and none but the very
few favored got these free samples,
bat we'all, some: how or other, got the
information about the seedsmen Bon
ing this nitro-culturo. It is now clear
to runny of ns that while the Govern
ment did the blowing and advertising
the Pern sylvania coneero did the
selling, and, of course, made the money
out of thia business, although the
Government had taken out the patent
with the avowed purpose to prevent
thio opecolation. .-..<:.
We are making ten comparative
testa of. this nitro-eulture or germ in
nania?on teat on cow peas and Alfalfa;
no doubt we will ba fn position to tell
farmers jost how much good there is
la thia, if any.
Our scientists nave intiniated.weat
the day is not far, d?atant whoa the
practonl farmer moy carry the fertili
zer-or "nitrogen seed"-for an anre
o? ground in Ina Teat pocket. *u
reply to thia our Hibernian friend.
Pat, baa said: "Yes, ba jabera, an* yo>li
cany th'crop in yiz other vi?t pock
Onr co-operative field test, conducted
by practical f armera' and under the
supervision of our Experiment station. I
will in time toil whola right, Pat, .<wjk
our- scientist. It is stated thnt thu'
Kentucky tarmers have spent ?5,000'
this year tot this uitro-cnlture. If wo
can Bave : South CaroHpfv foriners thia
enormous loss, if it is a loas, this id as
important as it would have been to tell
tbe farmers how to make $5,000.
Dor comparative teat of the Aldrich
system ie on poor land and is now look
ing very well. AU those tests will be
measured and weighed by a disinter
ested expert from Clemson College
when crops are matured.
Hurrah for the Railroad at Piercetown 1
There will be a big barbecue and
picnic at Piercetown on Tuesday, the
15th inst. The pubHo is specially in
vited. Let everybody come and bring
well-filled baskets for the occasion.
Quite a number of distinguished speak
ers will be present.
A. M. Guyton, for committee.
Reunion of The Williams Family.
On August the 4th, the children,
grandchildren, relatives and neighbors
of A. P. Williams gathered nt his home
in Pendleton township.
On that date G5 years ago the subject
of this sketch was born in what is now
the city of Greenville, but bis parents
removed to Anderson County when he
was but a few months old, and he has
ever since made this county his home.
Although opposed to secession, he
gave about three years ot' his lifo to
the service of his country in tho war
with the States, was wounded just be
fore tbe war closed, and returned to
his home to begin life anew. It is
interesting to hear him talk of war
times anet the struggle the people had
to make afterward for the necessities
of life, but hard times with him is a
thing of the past, for ho now has a
good home, and is spending his declin
ing yearB in ease and plenty.
There were present on this 05th
anniversary of bin birth G children, 20
grandchildren, Mrs. H. N. Clark, an
aunt of the family, Mrs. Daricott and
children, and Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Burns, and others arrived after the
services closed at a protracted meet
ing, which was in progress nearby.
Among these were three ministers
that were conducting the services, Bev,
A. A. Merritt, Bev. T. P. Phillips,
and Rev. Thomason, and their pres
euee added much to the socinl as well
as spiritual enjoyment of the day.
A table was erected under the pretty
shade trees, and at 1:30 o'clock dinner
was announced. It may not be polite
to tell of all the good things on this
table, but there was as abundance of
them, and we don't think it saying too
much, that when all had partaken un
til they could "do no more," there was
enougn taken up to have fed another
crowd just as large.
After dinner was over all got in
shape for K. O. Brock to try making a
picture of the group, which, if it
proves a success, would be right inter
esting to look at, and be a help to
those present in keeping the day fresh
in their memory.
Of course all the enjoyments of this
life must have an end, and this day BO
pleasantly spent was no exception, but
the thought of parting, though ead, ?B
not to be compared with that of hav
ing spent the day so pleasantly to
gether, and each one returned to their
homes feeling mnch better at the
thought of having met again. All
joined in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liams many more just such returns of
the day, and hoping to all meet in
that "country where reunions
have no end. A Gnest.
Death of Robert A. G?nter.
Capt. R, A. Gilmer, one of the most
prominent figures for more than a half
a century in this bounty, fell a victim
to the grim reaper, whose sickle none
escape, on last Mopday night, July
31st, 1005, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Birdie Walker, in Toccoa, Ga.
On the night of June 30th last, Capt.
Gilmer and his wife were arouBed from
their sleep by a strange noise in the
bouse justin time to escape from the
flood of water which was rapidly rising
in the house, and in order to make
their escape they were compelled to
wade through water about tour feet
deep for some distance to a tenant
house. It is thought that this ex
perience was the cause of his fatal ill
Capt. Gilmer was born at the Gil
mer- homestead near Roberts Church,
in Anderson County, August S3, 1827.
and had he lived to the 23rd of this
month he would have been 78 years of
age. He was married to Francis
Amanda Swift on the 24th of Novem
ber, 1857, who died May 8, 1887. Of
this marriage there wer? seven chil
dren, three of whom survive: Messrs.
Swift and Lee Gilmer and Mrs. Birdie
Walker. Capt. Gilmer was married a
second time to Miss Sarah Caroline
McFall, October 1,1887, who survives.
Capt. Gilmer was a Royal Arch
Mason and amongst the oldest In the
State. He has all the time retain
ed his membership with Hiram Lodge.
Anderson County. In the year 1851
be settled on the r?ankB of Cbauga
Bi vcr, where he ons lived ever, since.
His father was James Gilmer, who
superintended the division of Old
Picken o district, and the maiden name
of his mother was Elizabeth Calhoun,
of Newberry County.
Capt. Gilmer was a man of extensive
learning and was always a cheerful.
gainstaking and safe adviser. He had
y industry accumulated a consider
able amount of property. In his death
the county and State have, as have bis
lamily, Sustained a great loss.
His remains were interred at Hope
well Methodist Church,, after appro
priate fanerai services, conducted by
ROT. Mr. Harold, of Westminster, in
the presence of A large gathering of
friends and acquaintances. Two of
his brothers survive him who are
Krorainent citizens of Anderson County,
losers. J. J. and B. C. Gilmer. Many
tears were shed over his bier by both
yoong and old who nave at all time?
found in him ? true friend in time of
need. He was especially kind toward
the poor and afflicted. WhUe so far as
we know he has left no religious ex
perience he was an active worker in
th? Methodist Church.
Withal, he leaves an example and
character of whioh his relatives and
tho coai ra un i ty may well feel proud.
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- Tho Floreaos tobacco market,
which, opened for the sale of leaf to
babel some weeks ago, is now in full
swing, and from the present outlook
'.he crop of 1905 1906 wiir be by far
the heaviest, and best crop/excepting
atone the or?p of 1902-1903, of any
previous year since the establishment
of a market at that place.
Misa Lila Attaway, of Saluda county,
ia visiting friends in town.
Misa Jessie Sharpe Ima boen visiting
her sunt, Mrs. Nellie Sullivan, near
Mrs. Eunice Boozer Livingston is at
the Ransom House for a month.
Mien Bessie Peacock and her sister,
of Rook Hill, and M?SB Flora McKel
vey, of Liokville, visited Mrs. Ernest
Lander laat week.
Mrs. Angus Lander and children aro
spending a month at the College.
The friends ol Ralph Gossett aro
glad to see him home again, after
quite a stay in Asheville.
Misses JOBie and Sadie Sullivan, of
Laurens, are visiting relatives in town.
Mira Bertha Anderson is spending
awhile in Augusta.
Robert Smith, wife and baby have
been visiting Mrs. Harriet Mahon.
Mies Matine Talbert, of Laurens, is
with her aunt, Mrs. T. M. Mahon, for
Prof. Tom Holloway is teaching a
summer school nt Cedar Grove.
Mrs. Weeks, of Orangeburg, is vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mr. J. B. O.
Mrs. Stonnie W. Booth, of Leo
county, is spending the summer in
Mrs. H* H. Newton, Jr., of Ben
n e. tts ville, spent a day recently with
her aunt, Mrs. Annie Sharpe.
Geo. Goodgion han been on a visit
to relatives in Laurens.
Miss Birdie La Roche, of Charleston,
is spending the hot months with Mrs.
R. L. Holroyd.
M?SB Mary Hard is visiting at her old
home, near Williamston.
Mrs. P. S. Owens has sold ber milli
nery establishment to Mr. Rufus Mc*
J. S. Land and family, us usual, are
spending the summer nt the Sadler
Miss Sallie Reynolds, with her little
niece, Margaret Claud, of Lake City,
Fla., spent July with her friend, Mrs.
A. W. Attaway.
Miss Marie Mahon, of Greenville,
has been on a visit to Miss Mabel
Mrs. Jerry Tramraell, of Anderson,
is visiting her mother, M ra. W. H.
The little Misses Brock, of Honea
Path, have been spending awhile with
Miss Edith Bigby.
Mrs. W. W. Griffin paid afiying vis
it to Kendersonville, N. C., recently.
The boarding houses are full, so pop
ular is Williamston with summer
The sick in town are convalescing.
Carroll Inman, of North Carolina,
visited his uncle, Capt. G. K. Willis,
Hewlet Sullivan, of Anderson, spent
a day with his homefolks last week.
Mra. ??cGee, Mrs. J. W. Byrd, and
little sons, from Seneca, are spending
awhile at W. T. Hunt's.
Louis Ligon, of Anderson, visited
his father, Rev. T. C. Ligon, recent
Jack Harris, of Pendleton, was in
Mrs. James Morehead and daughter,
Miss Maude, from Columbia, were the
guests of J. A. Burgess Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. P. Woolbright
and children are spending this week
with Mrs. Hiram Bolt in Laurens
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Graham, of An
derson, visited Frank Graham last
Miss Lizzie Bruce, from Neville,
spent Saturday and Sunday with home
Mrs. C. P. Kay and daughter after
an extended visit to her father, W.. F.
M. Fant, have returned to Belton.
Miss Beatie Bruce, from Oakway,
Bpeut last week with her grandmother,
Mrs. Elizabeth Bruce.
J. W. Byrd, of Seneca, spent Sunday
at W. T. Hunt's.
Miss Pearle Campbell, from Belton,
is spending awhile with her cousin,
Miss Vanna Smith.
Messrs. Duke and Bagwell, from
Birmingham, Ala.,are visitors at W.
N. Woolbright's this week.
Jim Sherill' and sou, from Brushy
Creek, and Robert Sheriff and family
visited J. A. Burgess last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Boggs, after a
pleasant visit to relatives here, have
roturned to Atlanta.
Tho protracted meeting will begin at
the Baptist Church 4th Sunday night.
Prof. Locke, of And?rson, will assist
in the singing.
J. A. Burgess has one of the ii neat
grape vines in the connty. It has a
runner 75 feet long and is estimated to
have contained 10 bushels of fruit. It
is. growing near the house and has
been trained over windows and the
Sorell. Neighbors from afar and near
ave enjoyed the luscious fruit while
sitting on the porch or by the windows.
Killin; at Pelzer.
Williamston, Aug. G.-Late this af
ternon at Pelzer, Luther Woodson and
Wister Pack," two laborers in mill No.
4, became involved in a difficulty at
the ho URO of a Mrs. Burgess, when
Woodson fired a shotgun directly at
Pack, the contents of which struck his
victim in the side of the neok. sever
ing the main artery and producing
death within a few minutes. Wood
son is ?boat 85 years of age and Pack
was about 29 years old and neither of
them were married.
The circumstances which led to the
killing cannot be learned tonight, but
it is understood that a woman figured
prominently in it. Wister Pack lived
until recently in Williamston, where
be waa employed in the mill and he
bore a very good reputation. Nothing
Ie known of Woodson's character. Im
mediately after the killing Woodson
fled and baa not been Captured. Mag
istrate Pinekney is holding an inquest
ton'ght over the body of Pack.-Spe
clal to The State. _
- One white hoy and two negroes
were killed outright sod twenty oth
er persons were more or loss serious
ly iojured in a heavy wud storm
which struck Beasmay, Ia. Much
damagcg>vas done to the town.
- Frau Gondel, wife of a Hamburg
merchant and millionaire, in twenty
five years of wedded life-has presented
her husband with thirty-three chil
dren, including five,sets of triplets.
She is a buxom matron of 45.
- The salary of tho mayor of Green- |
villo hau been i&oreased frotn $1)00 to
fil,800 a year.
- The anti-dispensary committee ,
in Greenville DOW ho . 2,200 namos OD j
the petition for an elect io-. <
- A company with a capital of i
$10,000 has been formed to de?oi
op Aiken County ianda for immi
- Former Supervisor Speeglo, of
Greenville, is still too sick to he ar
rested and rtaaovod from Henderson
ville, N. C.
- Darlington has gotten up more
than tho required number of signa
ture? for an election to vote out the
- Tba'' was a daring thief in Union
who invaded polioe headquarters and
plundered the chief's money drawer,
- A negro secreted himself in the
postoffiee store at Dalzell. Sumter
County, and robbed the oilioe. Ho
- Ed Hasten, the man arrested in
Columbia for murder oommitted more
than 20 yearn ?go, has been released
on a $2,000 bond.
- Two Augusta ladies have success
fully raised silk and havo demon
strated the practicability of silk cul
ture in this State.
- Mrs. Ellen Carnes was struck
and instantly killed by a passenger
train while attempting to cross the
railroad track at Rock Hill.
- C. M. Graham, of Union, has
1 been engaged as expert accountant to
assist ia the examination of tho books
of the officials of Saluda County.
- Rev. Jno. G. Beckwith, pastor
of the Methodist Church at Florence,
has accepted the appointment as agent
of the Columbia Female College.
- A negro came very near getting
out of Bishopville jail by punohing a
hole in tho wall. He was seen just
as he removed the hst few briok to
make his escapo.
- The yellow fever citaation in the
gulf section has brought out. the pos
sibility of quarantine guards along
the coast of South Carolina, especially
where there are ports.
- Immigration Commissioner Wat
son is in communication with a Kan
sas ranohman who has sold out and
wanto to como to South Carolina to
open up a ranoh on a large scale.
- Work at tho Saluda River dam
goes on night and day. This dam is
to furnish power which is tc bc used
in Greenville. Eleotrio lights are
used at night. About 400 hands are
- Clemson has lost another good
man in the person of Prof. S. W.
Reaves, wbo will resign his position
as assistant professor of mathematics
to accept the ohair of mathematics ic
the University of Oklahoma.
- In accordance with a determi
lation of the Board of Dispensary
directors the diapensariea in the
lotels Argyle, St. John's and Char
e8ton, in Charleston, will aoon bo
dosed. These have tourist hotel
>rivileges and it is presumed they aro
o be restricted to the tourist season.
The order does not affect hotels on
he Isle of Pelms, which have sum
- Frank Kirkham, of Florence,
7bo is a lineman for the Bell Tele
phone Company, came very near being
ileotrocutoa at the thc top of a 30-foot
pole. He waa badly burned on his
right shoulder and band. Kirkham
sras arranging a vross in a telephone
line, and one of the wires was charged
with an electric current, the wire hav
ing gotten crossed with an electric
- The "gold fever" haa broken out
in Oconeo again. Tho reports now
come in that Nim Sullivan, of Green
ville, has taken a $15,000 option ou
the Townes ptaoo. above Tamassee,
known as the old E. M. Keith plaee.
It is said to show up every evidence
of a rich gold deposit, and Mr. Sul
livan is working about a dozen men
every day, digging and blasting, to
ascertain the extent of the gold vein.
- The supervisor of Newberry
County has ordered an election to be
held in that county on August 28th,
upon the question of "dispensary" or
"no dispensary." There are 2,800
voters in the county and the petition
for an election contained 1,047 names.
Seven hundred names would have
been sufficient. It is generally be
lieved that in spite of the desperate
efforts of Bleaso and Evans to main
tain the dispensary it will be voted
out by a large majority.
- Two women, Mrs. Corrie Harris
and Miss Mary Sprouae, weavers in the
employ of the Union Cotton Mills, en
gaged in a outting affray and the for
mer received a severe out over the
right shoulder under the breast. The
fight started over a weaving machine.
Miss Sprouse was arrested and placed
under a $20 bond, but failed to appear
at court. Mrs. Harris is badly in
jured, but tho latest report states that
she is getting all right.
- The largest lot of cotton ever
sold by one planter at one time in
Piokens County, was sold by J. Sam
Wilson last week to Heath-Bruoe
Morrow Co.. of Piokens. The lot con
tained 750 bales and the prioe paid,
10] cents, aggregated between $35,
000 and $40,000 and represents a por
tior: of two crops made by Mr. Wilson
on his farms near Flat Rock aad Dou
ble Branches. Mr. Wilson oame
home from the war in 1865 pennniless.
He hired out at $10 per month and by
hard work and eoonomy has aooumu
lated property until now he is the
largest planter in the upper portion
of the State.-Easley Progress.
- A man seldom makes his money
last if his father made it first._
To See the Prettiest and
Most Complete Line of
Ever shown in Anderson, at Prices
that DEFT COMPETITION, come to
Our Buyer has just returned from the Northern markets?
and values in Goods are arriving daily that prove to tho
most fastidious dressers the result of careful selections.
See pitt Stock of the Celebrated
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We extend to all a cordial invitation to visit our Stores?
inspect our Goods, and$e convinced that what wo say is trna.
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