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J. P. CLINKBCALKB, ( EDITORS AN?
G. C. LANGSTON. S PROPRIETORS.
ONE YEAR, - - - - $1 50
8IX MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 1905.
TflE DISPENSARY INVESTIGATION.
The committee appointed by thc
last Legislature to make an investi
gation of the management of the dis
pensary system made sonic startling
disclosures of rottenness in Spartan
burg last week. Froni the testimony o?
a number of witnesses it appears that
bribery was resorted to in the election
of dispensers, that contributions were
extorted from employes to help the
dispensary eauj?e in the tight now
bfiing waged upon it, and that the
management of the "great moral in
Btitution" in the county of Spartan
burg has been founded upon corrup
tion in public office of the most fla
When th? Joint Resolution provid
ing for the appointment of a commit
tee of investigation was passed by the
General Assembly, it was considered
a shrewd move on the part of the ad
vocates of the dispensary system to
exonerate the management from all
charges of corruption and to adminis
ter a general "whitewash." It isa
source of great gratification that most
of the members of the committee of
live have performed the trust confided
to them without fear or prejudice,
and, thanks to their efforts, indispu
table and undisputed evidence of mis
management and corruption has been
produced. The sub-committee, con
sisting of Representative Lyon, of
Abbeville, and Senator Christensen,
of Beaufort, deserves praise for push
ing thc investigation as they have
The evidence taken before the com
mittee is so lengthy that it cannot bc
re-produced here, but the following
summary will give the principal facto
That tho County Board of Control,
of whioh Charles O. Smith was
man was chairman, levied a regular
assessment upon tho applicants for
dispensers' positions. The amounts
varied. One witness testified that he
had paid $27f> and had given a gold
watch tc secure a dispensary job.
Thc money was giveu to Dispenser
Huseman who paid it over to Smith.
That a contribution of $285 wa?
raised by the dispensary employes in
Spartanburg and Columbia to pay the
Spar tan burg Journal for the support
of the dispensary cause. The Jour
nal, through itt) editor, Charles H.
Henry, admitted reoeiving the money
but itolaimed that it was for adver
tising space in the paper. But the
course of the paper, in its editorial
and nows columns, does not bear out
That the chairman of the County
Board of Control, C. O. Smith, sold
liquor and traveled from town to town,
and that he sold liquor by telling dis
pensers that he would have them re
moved by a friend on the State Board
if they did not buy from him.
That the dispensaries in Spartan
burg have received many complimen
tary caBes of liquor from whiskey
houser,which have hcenput on tho shel
ves and sold for personal profit. Besides
cases of liquor, gifts of umbrellas,
fountain pens, wines, suits of clothes,
etc., were made to tho dispensers.
That dispensers have written to
whiskey houses to Bend them free
cases of liquor to make up short
*Tbat empty cases were carried in
the stock account and were counted as
stook on hand, when they were en
That one of the witnesses told Colo
L. Blease, a member of the investi
gation committee, that for $100 he
would not be a witness. Another
witness testified that Blease asked
him "why in the dickens he didn't
go off and have nothing to do with the
investigation," that the general ten
dency of the investigating committee
was to smooth matters over and up
hold the dispensary.
That the dispensary is selling short
measure, making five quarts of a gal
lon, or selling one-fifth of a gallon fro
That D. M. Miles, formerly on the
the State Board of Control, while
bringing no specific charges against
any one, admitted that he voluntarily
retired from the Board because it was
not considered an honest plaoe and
for fear that he might be suspected of
That labels were ohanged so that
one X goods were sold as two X
goods, and that one dispenser had ac
cumulated thousands of dollars during
his term of service.
That a member of the County Board
of Control was offered $500 if he
would vote for a certain man for dis
penser, this offer being made by the
Chairman of the Board, C. O. Smith.
The foregoing summary gives some
of the prinoipai charges made under
oath by witnesses, most of whom had
served as dispensers, constables or
members of the County Board of Con
. trol. The committee merely touched
the surface of the cesspool of iniquity,
hut enough was disoloeod to open the
eyes of the people' who have hitherto
been blind to the evident mismanage
ment of the dispensary. Perhaps
little of the rascality actually going on
eau be brought to light by means cf aa
investigation. It is too well covered.
That it exists, that the entire system
is honeycombed with rottenness, no
one doubts. Bribery and graft are
tho natural outgrowth of I te dispen
sary, and until within recent years
these have been strange terms in the
annuals of government in South Caro
; The oommittee will resume its work
/ oF m ve-ligation in Columbia this week
aud doubtless further sensational dis
closures will be made. The lid has
been lifted in Spartanburg. Can it
be held down tight iu Columbia, thc
center of the system and consequently
thc center for the widest opportuni
ties for graft oil in extensive scale?
lt is earnestly to bc hoped that the
investigation will be pushed fearless
ly, vigorously and intelligently so
that the grafters may be justly pun
ished for their rascality and the good
name of the j ?State saved from dis
The Ipcacc conference between the
representatives of Kussia and Japan,
which is now in session at Ports
mouth, New Hampshire, is making
slow progress. At the beginning of
thc conference the Japanese condi
tions of peace were stated in twelve
articles. Some of the conditions are
considered particularly hard by M.
Witte and Baron Rosen, especially
those limiting Russia's naval opera
tions in the Hast, requiring the ces
sion of Sakhalin Island and demand
ing an indemnity equivalent to thc
coBt of thc war. Three of the arti
cles have been agreed upon. Thc
lirst recognizes Japan's prepondera
ting influence and special position in
Korea; the second is a mutual prom
ise to evacuate Manchuria, to main
tain the territorial integrity of China
and. to give an open door to the com
merce of all nation?. The third arti
cle cedes to China the Chinese rail
road south of Harbin. Some of the
conditions demanded by Japan, rea
sonable as they are, will cause pro
longed discussion and may finally re
sult in the conference being unable to
conclude terms of peace, lt would be
a calamity for the peace negotiations
to be broken off and the bloody strug
gle continued at such a terrible cost
of life and property.
The boycott of American goods in
China threatens to assume serious
proportions. The State Department
at Washington is looking into every
feature of the situation, but it has
been unable to accomplish anything.
The effect of thc boycott has not yet
been felt by Southern men who have c
Chinese trade because contracts are
made six months ahead. Il is feared,
however, that i fthe boycott continues
the contracts will not bc renewed
when they expire.
A Talk About Old Times.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. ?th, 11)05.
Editor Andel hon Intelligencer-Dear
Sir: My feelings ure lucerated. In
your paper ot lust week my old trien d,
J no. Jingili, of the Hartwell Sun,
writes ns if he, Wood Kant, "Bub"
McCully, and others of his friends he
mentions, were the only boys of Old
Anderson who ever slid down the Blue
Ridge Railroad icut, and hud certain
portions of their pants the color of red
clay thereby. I know differently.
There is Charley Webb, Louis Sharpe,
Jim Sullivan, Tom Sloan, and myself
and others who did the same thing,
and this is corroborated today by Mat.
Torbet, in this city, who was with us
a refugee from Tennessee daring the
war, now a respected citizen of this
John had juBt as well remember also
thut hie crowd was not the only crowd
that learned to swim in tho Rocky
River wash hole. I have ridden thorn
behind "Bub'' McCully on one of his
lino horses, und went iu washing with
"Bub," too. And John may claim that
his crowd was the only one that fought
blue mud buttles under the railroad
culvert, back of Mr. Osborne's old
home, arrayed in the uniforma in which
we were born. The first thing 1 know,
he may be claiming that his crowd of
fellows, were tho only ones who over
slid astride and backwards down tho
winding iron hand-ruiliug on either
side of the old Court House steps; but
thut would be a mistake, for 1 lia ve
dono it, and have seen others do it
not mentioned by John. I also played
with companions on tho turn-table in
the old Blue Ridgo Railroad Yard, and
Bat upon the box of the engineer and
reversed the lever of the old engine,
Fort Hill, which stood cold under tho
shed in the railroad yard so long. I
plated like 1 was an engineer. 1 re
member the little blind mule which
pulled the sweep to the mill which
ground bark at Mr. Osborne's Tan
Yard, on the branch near beautiful
lioso Hill. I have ridden on that
sweep. I'll bet John never did. I re
member the monkey that used to stay
in Mr. Reed's back yard. I'll bet John
don't. Yours very truly.
Sam. W. Wilkes.
Brushy Creek News.
After the long dry spell, which gave
the farmers such a scare, we are hav
ing plenty of beautiful showers, and it
has caused a marked improvement in
corn and cotton, which the farmers
thought almost ruinen.
There have been ?everal protracted
meetings at the different churches in
this section, and there has been quite n
revival of religion.
There will be a baptizing at Siloam
Church on the fonrth Sunday morning
of tins month at half past nine o'clock.
The pastor, Rev. D. 1. Spearman, is
conducting a aeries of meetings at Mt.
Airy church this week.
Mr. Will Johnson, a young man of
Westminster, is visiting friends and
relatives in our section, and we are
glad to have him in onr midst, as this
is his former home, and he has a num
ber of friends here.
v Messrs, Jas. E., and H. F. Cely have
returned from a visit o? several daya
to relatives in Texas. T. F.
HERE ARE A Fl
140 acres-1 mile Walhalla, 6 roc
cultivation. Price $1500 00.
400 acres-10 miles Westminster,
house, 1 tenant house, 75 acres in cul ti
ber. Price $6.00 per acre.
59 acres-3 miles Walhalla, fair 1
cultivation. Price $800,00.
160 acres-1 mile Walhalla, half
vation, 30 acres bottom, 2 tero nt house
127 acres - 4 miles Walhalla, 2 sn
pasture, about $200 saw timber on pla
els com last year. Cheap at $1,500 .
I have a complete list of p)acP3 n
thor information write ?
JAS. H. DARBY,
Thc ?'arners' Barbecue.
A big crowd ia at the fairgrounds
this morning in attendance upon tho
farmers1 barbecue and picnic. Ad
dresses on agricultural subjects and on
th? benefit and advantages of farmers1
organizations will be made during the
morning by Senator Latimer, Con
gressman Lever, Senator Tillman, P.
ll. Hyatt, E. D. Smith and others.
Considerable interest is felt in the
joint debate that is expected to take
place this afternoon between Senator
Tillman and Hon. VV. J. Talbert. In
thia connection it in stated that the
prohibitionists of the county have not
been invited to participado in the
meeting, and that th^y aro strictly
"hands off." They have tried to keep
the dispensary isHiie clear ot politics,
making it distinctively a moral one.
I announco myself a candidate for tho
House of Representatives, subject to the
act inn of tbe Democratic primary.
E. M. H?CKER, Jr.
At the urgent request of my friends I
announce myself a candida'.? for the
House of Representatives to fill the va
(!ancy from this County. Your sum-age
is respectfully solicited.
Ii. .1. KAY. '
In deference lo the expressed wiBhes of
many voters, T hereby announce myself
a candidate for the vacancy In the House
of Representatives occasioued by the
election of Hun. George E. Prince Judge
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit; subject to
all the rules and regulations governing
the democratic primary.
H. M. PRINCE.
Managers for Primary Election.
The following is a list of the man
agers of the Anderson County Demo
cratic Primary Election, to be held on
August 22, 1005:
Anderson, Wsrd 1-J. B. McGee, J. C.
Payne, W. T. W. Hsrrlson.
Anderson, Wsrd 2-A. H. osborne, M.
.Kennedy, Carlyle McKinney.
Anderson, Ward 3-O. Gelsberg, Will
E. White, J. L Sherard.
Anderson, Ward 4-J. J. Gllmer, V.
M. Barnes, T. W. Norris.
Anderson, Ward 5-W. S. Lee, W. H.
Simpson, J. W. Trowbridge.
Anderson, Ward 0-Dock Owens, O.
J. Ayers, C. L. Johnson.
Anderdon, Central Club-T. J. Bell, J.
H. Hutchison, J no. K. Bailey.
Belton, No. 1-R. 1>. Smith, J. M. Cox,
Jr., ti. W. HarriB.
Beltoo, No. 2-J. T. Cox, E. T. Brea
' Belton, No. :$-J. W. Campbell, A. J.
McCoy, E. T. Toll ison.
Bethany-J no. C. Evatt, J. T. New
ton, Thoa. Patterson.
Biahop's Brand!-Leard Newton, An
drew Whitten, Felix Boggs.
Brosdawsy-ti. Baker, ti. M. Major,
H. P. McDaniel.
Brushy Creek-W. C. Scott, J. R.
Tripp, J. A. Cely.
Bowling Green-Thos. M. Bowlin, L.
E. Knight, L. W. Harris.
Cedar Grove-L. B. Johnson, J. B.
Ellison, A. W. Poore.
Corner, No. 1-J. M. Campbell, Th os.
A. Stevenson, t?. II. Sherard.
Corner, No. 2-R. 8. Yeargin, D. A
Mc A lister, G. P. Itordette.
Cox Mills-W. R. Ledford, H. O.
Smith, J. A. Green.
Craytonvills-W. W. Cllnkscales, J.
A. Robinson, W. R. Wright.
Five Forks-Walter Casey Prank
Mulliken, T. M Welborn.
Flat Rock-J. V. Tate, A. G. Thomp
son, W. H. Hanna.
Fork, No. 1-J. M. Broyles, R. A.
Sullivan, W. I*. Dobbins.
Fork, Wo. 2-J. N. Tribble, W. H.
Cole, J. A. P. Barton.
Gluck Mills-P. C. Temple, C. H.
Baldwin, T. J. Cordell.
Hall-C. H. Bailey, J. L. Jackson, 8.
II on ca Path-A. B. Shirley. J. P. Du
gan, M. W. GrubbB.
Hopewell-W. L. Bolt, W. J. Vandl
ver, Welborn Martin.
Hunter's Spring-W. P. Harbin, J. A.
Eskew, W. G. Hombree.
Orr Mills-J. P. Benson, B. C. Young,
T. C. Thompson.
Pendleton-J. W. Simpson, Wm. Gib
son, (Jordon Smith.
Pelzer-L. B. Roberts, W. C. Pearman,
Walter L. Wilson.
Pel/.er, Mill No. 1-J. T. Hudgens,
Adam Elrod, Matthew Davis.
PiercHtown-A.- Mi Guyton, W. F.
Owen, T. L. Webb.
Piedmont-A. S. Porter, J. V. Vernor,
R. I. Elrod.
Riverside-C. M. McClure, W. C. Gu
rner, G. T. Queen.
Rock Mills-Robert S. Harbin, W. J.
Shirley, R. H. Tilley.
Sandy 8prlngs-J. W. Rothrock, T. P.
Hobson, A. M. Milano.
Slabtown-J. O. Pickens, G. A. Ran
kin, W. B. Glenn.
Townvllle, No. 1-D. L, Fant, J. W.
Shirley, 8. R. Johnaon.
Townville, No. 2-J. P. Ledbetter, E.
B. Farmer, J. D. Compton. ?
Weet Gavan nan-J. M. Jones, H. J.
Strickland, W. S. Manning.
Williamston, No. 1-J. II. Gaines, J.
Bruce. T. H. McClellan.
Williamston, No. 2-E. H. Batterfleld,
D. M. Cox, M. F. Adams.
The polia will open at 8 a m., and
close at 4 p.m. The first named man
ager at each precinct will be chairman of
tbs board of managers for snob precinct
and will be expected to call on D. E. Car
lisle in the Court House for boxes, bal
lots, eta, which will be ready after Aug.
9. If any of the above-named managers
cannot serve, they should give notice at
once to the president of his local club,
or to the member of the executive com
mittee from bis olnb, that the vaoanoy
caused by his inability to serve may be
H. H. Watkins, Chairman.
E. W. Lons, Secretary.
Anderson, S. C, Aug. 8, 1005.
Notice of Bridge to Let.
Will let to the lowest responsible bid
der st tbs bridgs site, on tba 24th day of
this month (August), at ll o'clock a. m.,
tho building or repairing of the Lee
Shoals Bridge over Rocky River in Mar
Also the building or repairing ofStott's
Bridas, on Three and Twenty Creek, in
Garvin Township, on tho 25th Inst.
specifications made koowa on day of
letting. Reserving the righ t to reject any
and all Mdt. , . .
8. O. JACKSON. 8up. A. C.
W. Y. MILLER, Clerk B. C. C.
>m house and outbuilding*. 25 acres in
5 miles Fort Madison, good ?-room
vation, 40 acres bottom, fine lot tira
ri o uso but good land, about. 30 acres in
mite West Union1, 60 acres in culti
s, 100 aerea in woods. Price $17.50 acre,
sall houses, 60 acres in cultivation, good
ce, made ll bales cotton and 250 bush
car Walhalla on easy , terms. Forfar
< Bring this Coupon, trade ?2.00, and j
; get 10c. to pay Car fare. (
I THE BEE HIVE. >
We are going to clear the deck of Spring and
Summer Goode, and make room for our immense
Fall Stock that will arrive in a few weeks. We are
going to sell Summer Goods
REGARDLESS OF COST.
THINGS That MOVE 1
1000 yards Good Homespun Checks at. 3ic J&TC
2000 yards Best 7c Apron Ginghams at. 5c jere
2000 yard? yard-wide Bleaching only. 5c yare
1000 yards yard-wide Percale only. 6c yarc
1000 yards 40-inch White Lawn, worth 125c at. 10c yan
Nice Turkey Red Calicoes at. 3Jc yan
Nice Dress Goods, Etc.
Nice Wash Silk, worth 50c, at. 29c yan
i>6 inch China Silk, black and white, at. 50c yar<
50-inch Black Brilliantine, big bargain, at. 50c yan
40-inch Peau de 8oie Skirting, very handsome, at.81.00 yan
42-inch Cut Henrietta, very handsome, at.$1.00 yan
Nice Wool Skirting at.15c yard and u]
Nice quality Black Albatross at. 40c yan
Better grade Black and White Albatross at. 50c yan
Nice Summer Lawns, worth 10c yard, mu?t be closed out at only.
Better Lawns, worth 12ic and 15c, at only.
50 pairs Misses' Ked Sandals, worth $1.00, at only. 39c pai
Nice lot of Women's Low Cut Shoes, mostly small sizes, must be
closed at. 49c pai
Men's Low Cut Shoes, worth $2.50, at.$1.69 pai
Women's Fine Shoes all solid, only. 1.00 pai
Big lot Children's Slippers, sizes 2 to 6, at. 10c pai
We carry the largest line of Men's and Ladies' High Grade Standard Shoe
of any house in Anderson. Such lines as Bion F. Reynolds, T. D. Barr]
Selz, Schwab & Co. and the Behring Shoe Co's. Fine Shoes.
Men's Summer Pants, to close, only.. :.GOo pal
High Grade Pants at.. .$1.25 to $4.00 pai
Men's 2-piece Summer Suits, worth 85.00, to close at..... .$2.98 sui
High Grade Suits at.. ........."!>.00 suit and u
Straw Hats to Close.
All of our Men's Fine Straw Hats at 25c, 50c and 75c, all in one pile
Bargains in Bed Spreads
Nice Bed Spreads at. 63c each
Full B?zo Bed Spreads, worth $1.25, only........ .,... 98c each
11-4 Bcd Spreads, worth $2.00, only. .$1.19 each
Marseilles Bed Spreads, worth $3.00, at.. .$1.98 each
Nice Pearl Shirtwaist Sets, worth 15c, at................ 6o set
Nice Pearl Battons two dozen for................ 5c
Four Cakes good Laundry Soap... 5o
.'Ladies' 15c Ganse Vests af..fe................. 8 c each
Two Balle Sewing Cotton. .. lo
One Paper Pina....................................... t lo
One Lead Pencil.. * ...... . lc
Ladies' Seamless Hose............... i................. 5c pair
15c size Shoo Polish at............. .10c bottle
Lades' White Sailor Hate only......................10o each
100 doe. GOOD MACHIN? THREAD at........ lc SPOOL
No matter what you vant we can ?ave yon f rom
10?to$5 per cent. 3
G. H. BAILES.
? BARGAINS ?
JULIUS H. WEIL & CO. find they have too many Goods on
hand for this season of the year. In order to dispose of them
we have shaved the prices way down. .:- .:.
We offer beet Indigo Caiico.at 4c
" " Good Yard Wide Sheeting.,.at-Ho.
" ? Yard Wide Percales.at 5a
" *' 40-inch Wide Black Brilliantine.nt 24o
u " Ladies' Beat Black Hose...at 7c
" " Ladies' Black Gloria Parasols?..".,.at 28c
" " Men's Good Blue Overalls.at 40c
" ? Men's Pei calo Laundried Shirts.at 39?
" " Ladies'Kid Oxfords.at 89c
" " Men's Vici Slippers. .at tl.lt>
" " Poe Mill Soft Bleaching..sst to
" ? Ladies'Trimmed Hats.,.at 48c
" " Best Grade Table Oil Cloth....at icc
" " Men's Wool 2-piece Suite.at 13.75
? " Men's Wool Pants.$1.00, tl.25, tl.50 and $2.00
" " Men's Straw Hats.at 25c, 50c and 75c
We offer special inducements in Matting, Carpets, Buge,
Window Shades and Floor Oil Cloth.
Julius H. Weil k Co.
113 Granite Row.
Have been oh the market for fifty
eight years and arestiU : : : :
Leaders of their Line I
THEKE Cm BE
Than these Stoves because they are made by skilled work*
siss, of liigussi grade material, and are warranted to give
best resolto and to last many years.