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Published every Wednesday.
J. P. CLINK8CALKB, } ED1TOR8 AND
C. C. LANGSTON, S PROPRIETORS.
ONE YEAH, - - - - SI 50
SIX MONTHS, - - -_TO
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 'JU. 1905.
INION COUNTY VOTES OUT THE
By thc decisive vote of 701 to 110
Union County voted out thc dispen
sary in the eleotion held on Tuesday
pf last week. Thc election i* of pecu
liar interest to the voters of Anderson
County who will be given ao opportu
nity within tho next monti) to pass
upon the dispensary is^-ue. Thc dis
pensary system has alway? been re
garded as being very strong in 1'nion
and its supporters made an aggressive
light tu save it. The large majority
against it exceeded the hope? of even
the most sanguine prohibitionists.
When prohibition wasmaJe an issue
in the State campaigns of 1898 and
li>00 Union County gave beavy ma
jorities to the dispensary candidates.
The vote last week is significant in
that it showB the general change of
sentiment among thc people in regard
to the dispensary system. The reve
lations of rottenness in Sjmrtanburg
and the effort to secure an injunction
to prevent thc holding of the election
contributed to the majority against
thc leagalized sale of whiskey by the
This was the third election under
the Brice bill which allows any coun
ty to vote upon the question of "dis
pensary" or "no dispensary" when
one-fourth of the qualified voters of
the county petition for an election.
Cherokee and Pickeus have already
voted out the dispensary, and condi
tions in both counties, according to
the Btatemcnts of those most fitted to
know from close observation, have
chown a wonderful and gratifying im
provement. There will be many other
elections, within thc next 30 days in
various counties throughout thc
- m o - ?? - .
"1 have traveled far and observed
the operation of various laws in vari
ous sections, and if there is any worse
'solution' of thc liquor question than
the dispensary system as it exists in
Bouth Carolina today, 1 have yet tc
find it," This is the opinion of Dr.
Soberer, president of Newberry Col
lege, a man of wide knowledge of eco
nomic problems, whose ideas have
been strengthened by travel, study
- m . - at
Three white men have been con
victed in the Lexington County court
of fraud in a town election and sen
tenced to line or imprisonment. The
convicted men entered into a con
spiracy to deprive the legally elected
intendant of the town of his cilice,
and to accomplish their ends the bal
lot boxes were taken to the home of
the defeated candidate and enough
ballots changed to give tho election
to him. Thc prompt proeeoution and
conviction of these political thieves
mean much for the cau.ee of honest
local government. Nothing sooner
.puts a stop to dishonest practices of
this kind than the prompt punishment
of the guilty.
Thc Czar of Russia haB granted an
important reform to his people in
creating a national representative as
sembly. The assembly will be a con
sultative organization in connection
with the council of thc empire and not
a legislative body. The powers of
the emperor remain theoretically abso
lute. The representatives of the peo
ple will have the right not only to be
heard on any legislation proposed by
the government, but they can also
voice their desires on new laws and
will have the right to exert some
supervision over certain expenditures.
It appears that the present war will,
after all, be a blessing to Russia if
conditions at home bring about now
reforms which cannot fail ultimately
to bring a constitutional form of gov
ernment to an oppressed people.
The peace conference at Ports
mouth, which suspended its sessions
for several days to give farther time
for deliberation upon the most impor
tant articles of the Japanese condi
tions of peaoe, /esnmed its delibera
tions yesterday. A rather pessimis
tic view is taken of ita- proceedings,
but the friendly efforts of President
Boosevelt to bring about an amicable
settlement of the differences between
the two countrify may result in an
agreement. The Russian envoys flat
ly refused to consider the Japanese
demanda for the cession of the island
of Sakhalin end the payment of an in
demnity equivalent to the cost of the
war. They regarded both demands as
unreasonable. The envoys of Japan
could not modify their instructions,
and so the matter elands/ It ia be
lieved in government circles that
terms of peaoe will be finally reaohed
the conference or by arbitration if
I . the conference fails. '
WANTED, at ones, ten or ii Keen gi rip,
vrbo can ra* ka good wages towini; at the
Anderson Overall Factory. 8-3
Tillman and Talbert Discuss thc Dispen
At tho conclusion of the exercises of
the'Fanners' Union nt the lair grounds
Wednesday afternoon, au account of
which in found ?>ii the lirst page of this
i?Bue. Senator Tillman and ex-Con
gressman W. J. Talbert discussed the
whiskey problem on an invitation pre
viously extended to them by promi
nent citizens. The immense crowd
bad been waiting eagerly to bear thone
Speaker*? ?iud, though it was lute
when they began, the people all re
mained and beard their speeches wit.h
tin- closest attention.
Col. Talbert was first introduced and
spoke upon thc subject of prohibition.
lie discussed it as a moral issue a?
well as a political ono. Hu was a pro
hibitionist arni has been for years.
Tho good features of the dispensary,
he said, bad not been carried out. The
dispensary law is not enforced arni
there could not be more blind tigers
under prohibition than there aro now
under the dispensary law. Tho dis
pensary makes every man and woman
a party to the sale ot liquor and parti
ceps criminis in every crime committed
in the State. He said bo was in the
light.against thu devil? and that it was
right lor the ijnestiou to come up as a
molal one and be discussed in the
churches. Col. Talbert ?poke lor
about an hour, interspersing his argu
ments for prohibition with a number
Col, Talbert did not come, to Ander
son to speak on the invitation of thone
who are lighting tho dispensary in this
county, and tho central prohibition
committee made this fact plain in a
card published the day before the
.Senator Tillman followed Col. Tal
bert. He had previously announced
that he would outline Iiis plau for se
curing a proper enforcement of tho
law aud providing for a remedy to re
move the gi af ti rom tho system. For
this reason, in addition to tho general,
interest his speeches always create,
men of all shades of opinion were
enger to hear him. He said that thu
dispensary issue wan a moral, political
aud financial question. Tho movement
agaiuet the dispensary, ho declured,
was composed of honest prohibition
ists, high license men and the blind
tiger element. Ho would bo u prohi
bitionist if it were practicatde. lt is
tile highest ideal, but he dealt with
men as hu found them. He discussed
tho effect of prohibition laws in other
States, quoting statistics to sustain
his contention, mid said that prohibi
tion is a failure. He is opposed to
high license always and would take
the stump against it. Ho discussed
the revenue feature and read li letter
from Treasurer Payne giving the
amount of revenue tue county derived
from the dispensary. He read also a
letter from Clerk of Court Watkins
in regard to the criminal statistic:; of
the county, his position being that
crime had decreased since tho dispen
sary law went into effect. He-referred
briefly to the revelations of graft in
Spartanburg, and remarked that "it
was a wonder they didn't steal tho
Senator Tillman then read the writ
ten portion ot his speech, which set
for tu his plans for changing and im
I proving tho law so as to provide a
remedy for itB present evils, ills plan
is to put the administration of the law
in Hie hands of men elected by the
people. The board of control should
be composed of the governor, the at
torney general and the comptroller
general. He made a number of sug
gestions to prevent these high officials
from being subjected to temptation or
laying themselves open to charges of
corruption. After due advertisement
the year's supply should be bought
from tlie lowest bidder, accompanied
by bond of $luO,000 for tho faithful
performance of the contract. Let the
chief justice of the supremo court, the
State treasurer and the speaker of the
House ot Representatives open the
bids during the session of the legisla
ture and award tho contract to
furnish the entire your's supply
to the lowest bidder. The name und
brand should be blown into the glass
so that there could be no change of
labels. No case gouda should be kept
in stock and the purchase of these
should be confined to special orders
from private individuals. Beer dis
pensaries should be abolished as now
run and beer should be kept by dis
pensers and not drunk on the prem
For the government of local dispen
saries Senator Tillman wanted tho law
changed so ns to place the control and
supervision of them in the hands of the
county supervisor elected by tho peo
ple, the mayor of the town iu which
the dispensary is located, and one per
son to be a pp o;n ted by the State board
of control. Tho local dispensers
should be elected by the people. The
governor should have the power to re
move for cause and he should exercise
it vigorously. He said he wanted to
make it impossible for any one con
nected with the dispensary from the
top to thu bottom io steal any of tho
The foregoing summary will give
some idea of the nature of the discus
sion. Senator Tillman's argument for
the dispensary was along the lines he
has foil? wed in all his speeches, the
only new matter being his suggestions
in regard to changes in the law from
what it is at present. He is against
prohibition because he considers it im
practicable, and he is especially antag
onistic to the high license system. He
claims that the tight to overthrow the
dispensary is inspired by the advocates
of high license who hope in time to se
cure the enactment of their plan of
controlling the liquor traffic into the
laws of the State.
The speeches were conservative in
tone, and they were listened to quiet
ly by the large crowd. Now end then
Senator Tillman's rugged speech and
a spark of the old-time fire would kin
dle a little enthusiasm. But little that
was new came ont in the d.scnssion of
the dispensary question, a most vital
question it is-true, and the voters pres
ent returned to their homes thinking
probably in almost every instance as
they had thought before.
We have bail uua roiuo, Crops usve
come out considerably, and tho farmer
ls Dinging cheerfully aa he winds his
wav to tbe fo?der field.
Wo not la-J the early ootton la opening
Sowing torr lpn and cleaning ap
natches In general la the work of the
?&?BB Anna J. Bargee, Salnda's Mis
alonary, spent last week with Mrs. W. L.
Anderson. 8ho seemed much benefited
by the rest* AU who met her ore look
ing forward with pleasure to her next
visit. To know Mrs. Barge? is to love
Hr; and Mr?. Austin, of Greenville,
have been spending the weak with the
latter's uncle, Mr. P. B. Gentry.
Miss Eva Gentry, of Greenville, is
spending awhile In our midst with rel?
ti vea and friends.
Mtsa Fannie Harper's school will clo?o
Fridav. This waa her first school, but
Misa Fannie hss proven herself equal to
tte occasion. Her gentle, sweet ways
havn won' the ohidren.
Rev. Lavender ha*. Just oloeed a good
meeting here. Twelve accepted Jesus a*
th?ir Saviour, and will be baptized on
next Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mr?. J. A. Shirley have beer
with the latter'? lat uer, Mr; John Shearer,
for several dayB, who is very ll!. . X.
Corner Creek Comments.
During tho past two weeks un abun
dance or ruin has fell in this locality,
and consequently our crops are doing
inuch bettor now. Late cotton ia
growing line, and promises a fair yield.
Karly corn ie about made an?', fodder
?H ready to be pulled. Taking the
whole crop into consideration, we
would estimate this year's crop aa a
fair average, one. Probably lews cot
ton will be made, but burns will be
better lilied with corn and hay, for
pea vine hay is extra line this benson.
Miss Mary Cox, one of Belton's
sweetest young girls, is the gueBt of
Mis? Janie Kigby.
Al irises Laura and Carolen a Lander,
formerly of Brazil, but who are visit
ing in thin county, are the guest? of H.
F. Gasaaway and family this week.
Mr. and Mr?. J. N. Shirley visited
their daughter in Laurens County last
Minn Annie Baker has returned to
her home in Abbeville, after a pleasant
stay of two weeks here, the guest ol
the Misses Bighy.
Mr. C. H. Gasaaway and wife, of
Neva, visited relatives here a few days
the latter part of last week.
Mrs. Cora Elgin Bigby, of l'elzer,
spent a lew day? in our midst with
relatives and friends last week.
Miss Kinma Gasaaway ?8 on a visit to
relatives near Donalds this week.
Cotton in beginning to open, and it
is just a short time till tho lioldn will
be scattered with hands, and the gin
neries will be running full time.
The people of Anderson County now
have a great and important question
confronting them a problem which
involves tue future welfare of our
proud county-namely, theliq uor buei
neHH. Tho issue is now freely hoing
discussed, and soon tho time will ap
proach when the voters sh ali have tho
opportunity ot saying which they plo
ter-prohibition, or continue this so
called dispensary. There may have
been a time in tho history of the dis
pensary when it was a good solution of
tho problem, but that day ia passed,
and it now behooves the good citizens
of old Anderson-yes, old, but prosper
ous and thrifty Anderson County-to
open their eyes and see where they nre
drifting. We hope all will cast a vote
when the time conies, and vote intel
ligently, and maybe botter days will
dawn o'er this lair lund of ours.
The quality of "Carbon" Rubber Belt
is well known to machinery owners of
thin unction. This brand represents the
bent Belt value on the markot. The aale
of "Carbon" Heit for this territory is
controlled by Sullivan Hdw. Co
Sullivan Hardware Co. han just re
ceived a full car load of Loaded She-lie.
Call on them when you neod anything
in the line of Ammunition.
- A writer in thc current Harper's
Weekly calls attention to the fact that
New York has a larger number of
capacious, up-lo date and sumptuous
ly appointed hotels than have London
and Paris put together; and new hotels
now being completed or planned will
mako New York's superiority in this
respect still more striking. On one
of tho new hotels being erected on
Forty-second street $?$,500,OOO is to be
expended; another, to bo built on the
Seventh avenue front of the property
acquired by tho Pennsylvania Kail
road Gompany, will have a frontage
of 4(30 feet, covering the entire space
between Thirty-first and Thirty-third
Anderson, 8. C., Aug. 23rd, 1005.
The Annual Meeting of the Stock
holdars of the Toxaway Mills \vlll be
held at the Company's Office, at Ander?
?on. 8. C., on Tuesday, 10th day of Aug.,
1005, at 12 o'clock, lor tho eleotlon of
Board of Directors to serve the ensuing
year, and the transaction of any business
that may come before said meeting.
By order of the Pm? ld en t.
o. M. MCCLURE, secty.
Au?, 23, IPOS_10_ 4_
Notice of Examination.
The regular fall examination for term
ers' certificates will be held at Ander
son on Friday, 8ept. 15tb. 1905 The ex
amination will begin at 0 a. m., and all
applicants are earnestly requested lo be
here at the opening of the examination
as the whole time will be required to do
the work properlv.
R. E. NICHOLSON,
SECURE A H0M?!
I ana in the REAL ESTATE business
for buying, selling and exchanging lands
In any part of this or adjoining Counties.
If you have lands fer aale, or if you
want to buy lands-see me at once.
I own and control large and small
bodies of lands, and will out them up to
meet the reasonable wants of purchasers.
If you have a mortgage on your place,
and want to sell to get out, NOW la the
I have a old over $7,ooo worth of land
sinoe my last advertisement, and know
how to bandle your property to advan
My Commlauona are very reasonable.
Be B?ro to Bee me. I mean business.
Here ls a partial list of holdings, whioh
ere all good lands, and are worth more
money than I ask for them:
Hopewell Township. 200 acres. 175
Pendleton Township. .300 aerea.
Fork Township. 200 aeres.
Corner Township. 140 acres.
Garvin Township. 100 sore?.
Savannah Township. 300 acres. 275
Hall Township. 200 aerea.
J. J. FRETWELL.
t&&* TO -Sft
The Laundry ?
IF you want to know which brand of Collars ia best
value, take au indellible pencil and mark on each of
several brands every time they go to the laundry. Then
you eau sec which you get the most wear out of. If one
of them is a
lt will have the most marka, and for the reasons :
They are always four-ply-that means body and gives strength.
The over-cast stitching prevents cracking of surface linen.
The gutter seams prevents saw edges.
The double cross-stitched, rainforced button holes outlast tho Collar.
Every one knows these extras add to .the cost of manufac
ture-but you get collars that wear-and you get them
here at the same price you pay for Collars without these
improvements. New Btyle3 just in, two for 25c.
ONE PRIGS TO ALL!
B. 0. Evans & Co.
? Mf5 hjjjjUt? UCtKfAJL UJlVbUiOAOi
F^Bring this Coupon, trade 82.00, andi
I get 10c. to pay Car fare.
THE BEE HIVE^J
A FEW GOOD THIES
Priced at about 25 per cent, to 50 per
cent lower than you can buy them
elsewhere. DON'T BELIEVE unt?
you come and see. : :::::::
Good strong Bed Ticking.. 5c yard
2000 yards best 7c Apron Ginghams only. 5c yard
Best Feather Bed Ticking.12Jc yard
1000 yards good Checks only. 3Jc yard
Good Turkey Red Calioo only..... 3 Jo yard
3000 yards yardwide Soft Bleaching.., 5c vard
?lioesa Slioes !
Shoes are our Hobbies.
Big lot Women's Fine Shoes, mostly size 4 to 4 J, worth
S1.25, at,. .. 49c pair
One lot Misses' Bed Sandals, worth 91.00, at..39c pair
Some odds and ends of Indies' Oxfords, to close, worth
$1.00, at..........-.-. 60o pair
Women's Don gola Bluoher Shoes only1..81.00 pr
In Fine Shoes we handle such standard ?lakes as Bion F.
Beynolds aad T. D. Barrels for men at.. .-.82.98 to $6.00 pr
And ouch high grade Ladies* Shoes as the Behring Shoes
at. ..$2.00 to $3.49 pr
Men's Fine Shoes at...08c pair and up
Clothing, Etc. \
Men's Summer Suits must be sold regardless of post? %
Very nice Men's Botts to dose at. $2.25 Shit 1
Bettor All Wool Suits at.. .$4.98 Suit and up !
Men's Odd Pants, bargains at....................... ,49o pair (
Best $1.00 Union-made Overalls at.............. OOo. pair k
Men's Woven Seam Drawer*, worth 50c, at... .35o or 3 pair M.00
Lien's and Boys' Madras Shirts... .25c each
Better Shirts, new styles, at.... ".,..-................. 48o each
High Grade Lion Brand Shirts..X;.... ; :98c to $1.50 each
4 Oakes Good Laundry Soap 5c. Ladies* Seamless Hose only '
5c pair. 1 box 3 Cakes Toilet Soap 10d box. 3 boxes Matches
lc. Mennen's Talcum Powder 15o box. Boys* 16o Su6i>?*aderS
while they last at 5o pair. Mort's 50c Suspenders only 25c ?>air.
Pearl Shirtwaist Sets only 5o set. Two Balis Sawing Cotton lc.
Best Lead Pencils lc each. Good Pins le paper. Best large sire
Brass Pins 4c paper. 12 Safety Pins, good grade, only lc. Bib
by's 15c size Shoe Polish only I0o. , J$ /'?
FOfr SATURDAY OMLY-1000 yards good 5o Colored Lawn,"
only 10 yards to a customer, at 2?c yard.
B We respectfully request all our friends who are ix* J
possession of Coupons for Free Premiums to return. ;
them by September 10th for redemption.
- . : ?its.
Salesmen and Salesladies wanted for the entire season.
^ You will ?nd that our brisk trade and bur large sales are
due to the fact that we treat our patrons fairly and courte*
ousiy. We aim to please them. We sell? highest grade
0oods at lowest possible prices.
White Enamel ??ned. Clean and essy to keep oleaa*
Just what you want for paring ^?uf fruit.
SS Such waree ae will add so much to th? convenience of