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F. CLINKBCALEB, ; EDITOR8 AND
O. C. LANGSTON. S PROPRIETORS.
ONE YE AK, - - - - $1 50
Sir MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY. OCT. 25, 1905.
President Roosevelt has issued an
order amending the civil service rules
so as to give tbe president or a cabi
net officer the power to summarily
dismiss from the classified service an
iocfSoient o? incapablo employe. The
order is ft radical ono and gives oppor
tunity fo:.*abuse by heads of the execu
The ofiicers of the Southern Cotton
Association are urging thc farmers to
hold their cotton for better prijecs.
The association accomplished much
good last year, and generally speaking
ito suggested courBe of action for tho
producers of cotton has been Bound.
The minimum price fixed by the asso
ciation at its Asheville meeting was
ll cents, and it does r<?em that it will
again* reach that figure.
R. W. Simpson has resigned the
editorship of The Greenville NewB to
accept the position of tho editor of
Thc Haleigh Evening News. Mr.
Simpson has been editor of The Newe
for about two years, and the offer of
new work came entirely without solici
tation on his part. He is a fearlesa
and aggressive writer and devoted to
the principien of journalism. His re
moval to Raleigh will bo a distinct
loas to tho press of this State.
The gratifying success of tho Au
oerson County Fair demonstrates
what can be done every fall in making
tho event a valuable medium for ad
vertising the splendid resources of the
county. Tho exhibits wero good
without exception, and the directors
have a right ta feel pride in their ef
forts to make the Fair an occasion in
keeping with the traditions of the
County. The next Fair will bo bigger
and bettor than this one, and prepa
rations should begin now in order to
ensure its completo success and per
The differences between France and
the Republic of the fickle Castro are
as far from settlement as ever. Prepa
rations are d>eing made by Franoe for
a big naval demonstration with the
hope of forcing Venezuela into terms.
It is understood that the demonstra
tion, if finally resorted to. will take
the form of a blookado of Venezuelan
ports. The fiery Castro ia a constant
menace to the ; 3noe of the western
worldt as questions involving the en
forcement of the Monroe doctrine msy
arise in the settlement of which our
own government would have a strong
hand. ' J
i m? m mm < - ?
Senator Brice, of York County, the
author of the aot under which the
dispensary elections hayo been held,
gives some sound sdvioe in regard to
the enforcement of the laws sgainst
the salo of liquor in counties that
bav? voted out the dispensary. He
says that the county officials, whose
sworn duty it is to enforce the law,
must. see that the iilioit trafilo in
liquor is kept down, and that their
^effortB must be backed by a healthy,
. -ao ti ve public sentiment among the
people There is no excuse for levy
ing the one half mill tax "ostensibly
to enforce a law wbioh simple justice
and honesty and the Domo oratio prin
' o?pie of local government demand that
we enforce ourselves.''
. The purloining from, the State treas
ury of bonds to tho amount of $16,509
-emphasises the*, necessity of more
;.. business-like methods in transacting
the business of an important o iii co of
trust where much money is handled.
The alleged thefts cover a period of
several yesrs, and" it seems that if a
proper system of auditing the acoounts
of the State Tro?surar had been in
force, discovery of the' crime would
I llave been made jong egor The ex
aminations made by committees from
*he legislature in most oases are a
mere faroe. 8ome remedy should be
I adopted to remove the dangers grow
ing out of carelessness and ineffioionoy
in public offioe. ?M'
The F?dl Riv?r Textile Counoil,
representing the. organized cotton
. mill >p?rj?tir?s,of .-. that great ime||&
fostering conter, have decided *0-?r^r-~-'
j'eet the offer 'made-by the -mu'sufaO'
turer's association a few days ago to
advanee we/r3s 5 per cont, and intra.
;..vdnee S profit Sharing plan. The coun
: eil had; demanded ah , increase of 12i
per cent. No imraeoiate trcable io
tho ttiHs ia aotioipated and further,
negotiations will probably bo oonduot
ed tM? >eek. The New England
mills haye? been frequent pufferers
frena strike's growing out of demands
, for ao iuereaso in wag$s, but the &K
River differences may be adjusted
wi6hon> trouble, . Tbs 't?sfWrn'fttUs
? h we^ .e>ter^^i^ss^^ ' ; ib' r-; "siVo i ?;-: ia?y ^
?2>es?aves 'apparently beinf? Satined
OCOSEE VOTES OUT DISPENSARY.
Au election was held in Oconee
County yesterday on the question of
"dispensary" or "no dispensary,"
and tho most complete victory yet
achieved by the dispensary opponents
resulted. Returns from 15 o< the 21
precincts in the county give 05 for
and 540 against the dispensary. The
ai .T. other preoiocts will increase
the majority. The voto was heavier
than anticipated and the majority was
beyond all expectations.
Tho annual report of the Treasurer
of the United States shows that there
has boen a continued increase in the
volume of money in circulation. Dur
ing the year the general supply of
money increased $79,005,729, making
a per capita circulation of $31.08.
The expenditures during the past two
years exceeded tho receipts by more
than $4,000,000, which is accounted
for by the purchase of tho Panama
canal. _ ^
Thc fight on tho grafters continuer?
to devolop sensations throughout tho
country. The insurance companies
are still writhing under searching legis
tive investigations, and here and there
malfeasance in public office ie brought
to light. The more an honest citizen
Bees the countless eases of graft, the
IOSB faith he has in the integrity of
existing political parues. Perhaps
tho western congressman was right
who said a frw days ago "that the old
political parues were held together by
the cohesive power of publie plun
.-?o . ...
Tho troubles of tho Czar did not
cease with the signing of tho treaty of
Portsmouth. B Dome s ti o outbreaks
have continued and revolutionists aro
getting bolder in their designs against
the imperial government. The rail
road strikegcentering at Mosoosv has
completely^ paralyzed the commercial
part of Russia. The revolutionists by
a sudden and unexpected blow havo
shown their ability to lay their hands
on the throat of the nation's com
mercial life. Unless civil liberty is
granted to the 'oppressed subjects of
the Czar and a representative form of
government established, revolution is
sure to eome sooner or later.
-mt ? Wm
President Roosevelt has received a
most hearty and cordial reception ai
every point visited in his Southern
tour. His -trip will accomplish good
in bringing about a better feeling be
tween the ehief executive of the
nation and tho Southern people., The
morbid sentiment thai causes many to
prostrate themselves in a sort of hero
worship is te be deplored. The
majority of the people of the South,
the thinking .and conservativa cle
ment, are always ready to pay honor to
(he head of the nation in the earnost
ness of sincerity, however much they
may differ from htm in their political
opinions. It ia the ornoo more thar.
Che man they gladly honer.
Editor Williams, of Richmond, sots
afine example of manliness in refus
ing to be the recipient. of any special
consid?ration from the courts because
of his personal standing* Ho was
oonvioted of an unintentional viola?
tion of the law for paying a man. to
work around the polls in behalf bf a
friend whose election he desired. The
jury found bim guilty but recommend
ed that the flue bo remitted. Mr.
Williams opposed such* action on the
ground that it would not do to remit
tho fine in his case, sud then send to
jail for a similar offenso some less
prominent and influential' citizen who
might commit tho same- offense. Men
must be equal before the law if the
law is to be respected.
Constitutionality of Brice Act Attacked.
In view of the approaching election
cn tho question of ''dispensary" br "no
i.ispensary" in Anderson County the
effort to have the Brice ant declared
unconstitutional possesses a peculiar
local interest. The dispensary elec
tions have all been held under the
provisions of this not, and nov? appli -
cation has been made to Jo dc o
Pritchard for a writ of mandamus to
require the board of control of Union
county to restore the dispenser sit
union to the position be held prior ta i
the election voting oat to? dispensary
from the county. 7 -? ' \\-\fs1
- The principal points of the case ara ,
thus summarized iii a dispatch Irent j
Asheville; "T . !
"Judie J. C. Prichard of the ?ni(
States cirouit court today signed
order returnable before him at
hers hero October. Si, eumara)
board of control o? Union d
South Carolina, eoneiBtlug o?
Fincher, W. D. Wilkins and
J. G. Howell, ro?ator, should not bel
fff^?s#*^^P**h?Ha t?jaopea ?
dispensary, in tho town .of Union. 8. 1
O., and rem?tate the relator in his Wr?
Panty of Union under a law ro^
enacted Wm Jag! w
Carolina known as .
hearing tba* is to- be befoi
- dwiaa ttos?-^
taxe^ among tho people ' of Soft^b j
? . -T) #ew men ein refrafafroto bos&tV ^
i?? of good ?ts that tho? do by mis
Bonds Stolen From State Treasury.
An investigation ol' tho official
records of the former bond clerh *n
the Slate Treasurer's office, tho result
of which was made public a few days
ago, disclosed nome sensational evi
dence of graft. The state thuB speaks
of tuO Ii'mf iii .
"There was a great deal of astonish
ment in tho city when it was learned
that the State treasury had lost $10,
500 by error or by criminality. When
it wan learned that u warrant had boen
issued by a magistrate and had been
loJj?ed with the sheriff for execution,
charging that Daniel Zimmerman is
guitly of a breach of trust with fraud
ulent intent, there was even greater
surprise, and much regret waa express
ed because u name aB yet untarnished
hud been connected with euch an of
fense, justly or wrongfully.
"Mr. Zimmerman hud been the bond
clerk in tho office of tho State treasur
er, and held that position from 181)1
until 1001. It was during that period
that tho fraudulent occurrences wero
lound after a great deal of investiga
tion. The npecific charge is that when
bonds were brought in to bo exchanged
for stocke, one or moro bouda would bo
abstracted from the package and in
stead of being cancelled would be Bold
and an old bond or bon du of prior dato
would bu dug up from ?ho vaults aud
substituted.in tue bundles for cancel
lation BO that iu a cursory examination
it would appear that ali of tho bonds
in that mut package were properly
"In this way a bond and a certificate
of Btock would both be in the hands of
innocent parties and the State paying
interest on both and obliged to pay
the principal at the expiration of tho
time specified-and of a reality the
bond bad been redeemed by the State,
the stock having been in exchange
"Mr. Zimmerman surrendered him
aelf to the officers of the law and boa
been released on u $17,000 bond pend
ing his trial In the court."
Wci'k will Bhortly begin on the new
cotton mill at this plaoe. A sidetrack
is being built by the railroad company
to the Bite of the mill, and as Boon aa
this ?B completed it is expected that
the work ot construction will proceed.
T. G. Jackson, president of the recent
ly established local bank, will be at
tho head of the mili.
Cotton is practically all open, though
thero is much yet in the fields to DO
picked. Since the decline in price
moat of ibo farmers have been with
holding their crop from the market,
but with the advance this week there
is an evident intentiou to ofter it for
sale. By general concent 10 cents is
regarded as the minimum price that
should be accepted by the farmers.
Considerable graiu has been sown
throughout this section, and when
weather conditions are more favor
able and the soil can be more easily
plowed the acreage sowed in grain
will bo fully up to thc yearly average.
Burner Hali and Marie Bnrdette
were married last Wednesday ac the
home of the bride's grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. G. P. Burdette, They will
reside here where Mr. Ball oecupies a
responsible position. , /
M ra. J, P. Wilson, of Anderson,
ia visiting relatives ut Moffeisviiie.
Mrs. Virginia Sherard has gone to
Benth Springs to visit her daughter.
Biro. I. E. Wallace. .
Prof. G. B. Ligon let ff a few dava
ago for Waterloo to aasume hie duties
aa principal of the publie Behool at
that place. *.?;..?
Preparations are being made to es
tablish a re?/ drug store at -this
place with- Dr. J. E. Watson at its
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Sherard have
returned from their bridal trip and'
for the present are stopping nt the
Iva hotel. S.*;-'
Mrs. W. W. Beaty baa returned freos
a visit to relatives In Newberry Coun
Afr. and Mrs. S. M. McAdams,
whose marriage took place us Lo wil
des ville last Wednesday, are stopping
at the hotel until their residence ia
completed. ; ? ^ ^
. v Eureka Happenings.
The Eureka school opened on Mon
day, October IO th.
Mr. J. N. Gumbrell,quietly passed to
bia reward Saturday? October 14th. Bo
had been suffering' for months with
cancer of the hpwels. Be bore his
Bulleringa uncomplainingly. Be leaves
a wife and six children. Mr. Gumbrell
was a kind and loving husband and
father, and will be sorely missed. The
funeral a??vlcea wore conducted at his
homo K'-oday at 1 p. m. by Rev. B. W.
Burts. Be w?a bur ed nt Bolton at 8:80
MJ. and M ra. . Lewie Chromer, Mr.
aud Mrs. Will Gumbrell and D?V?
Gumbrell, of the Pork, and .Mr. ami
Mrs. Joel Kay, of Royston, Ga., attend
ed Mr. Gani b rel i's funeral und remain
ed several days visiting.
Mr. Woody King, of Anderson* baa
been spending awhile with Mrs. B. B.
Breazeale and Mrs. P.;G. Acker.
. Since all the young foika have gone.
Off to Behool every tiling 1ms quieted
dawn. Nothing doing but picking cot
ton and pens.
Mr. Leslie Kay is nt homo for.awhile.
Dr. Sanders, . of Anderson, has:
bought the Vandlver and Mr, -XS.;. J1
Kay's place, ism ?
-Mri A.N. Campbell baa bought out
i Mr. Elijah Grifft*. Be l??ves^ov?na^.
ber 7th for Oklahoma Temtory;:^ . .
.?. .?:'.f?y.^.1; ^"-^Mi
Appeal From Harfle Jords?r K ' v
Atlanta, Ga.,^ Oct. 28^A consider^
able part of the. new crop fourni Its
way into the marketa ao long aa p.'icee
remained above 10 cents, but ?inre the
drep below 10 tenta per po und nearly
three weeks ago the producers throug
out tho entire co-tt?n belt have call "
a halt and we now find the spot si "
eelptS have been heavy during tba*
is now beingfyrgedfrom many sections
that the people who aro able to'do. so
get tog-other in each comity aud raise
tunda sufficient to buy in all the cotton
that is forced to eulo and store it for
higher prices. This is already being
dono in some counties, and if it should
become geuerul it would prove an im
portant '?actor in advannng the prices.
We face (mother cr' .. and tho far
?tiers must meet the emergency that
confronts them. l?ry 5000a ar? ad
vancing in price, whiie tho pri:o of
the raw material is falling. Milk have
sold ahead from six to ten months, and
they havo no surplus to fall back on,
and muBt have the staple, The raw
cotton is in the bauds of the producers,
and all they have to do to advance
prices is to sit steady in tho boat for a
Exporters are already getting an
easy. Spinners are beginning to figure
! on tho present action of the planters,
? and wilf eoon force the hands of tho
buyers for deliveries of the raw ma
terial. A general tie-up cannot iaat
long without forcing prices upward.
The crop in many States is .almost
gathered. ItJe all open. Many gins
are shutting down or running on half
time. Why should tho producers al
low u few speculators who are bear
ing the market to highton them into
j Victory is already in eight; The
i Farmers1 Union and all other "armero'
organizations aro agreed on the ll
cents Uiioimum. Stand firm yet a
while longer, and ye a will get it. Pay
no attention ic big crop estimates.
Store your cotton and keep it dry- If
you need money, your local banks will
advance you 8 cents a. pound on your
cotton. Stand firm and don't give an
inch until the tight is won*
H nv vio Jordan, *
President Southern Cotton Association.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons having demands against
the Estate of John T. Clamp, de
ceased, are horeby notified to present
them, properly proven, to tho nnderslgn
cd,. within thotime pvesoribed by law, and
those Indebted to make pavmont. 1 :1
BR. M. A. THOMSON, ?
Oct 25, 160o 19 8?
Notice to Creditors.
ALI? perseus having demands against
the Estate of. Casals C. Melton, deceas
ed, are hereby notified to present them,
properly proven, to the undersigned,
within the time prescribed by lav, and
those indebted to make payment.
ROBERT E. MELTON,
pct 25, 1905 19 8,
REAL ESTATE I
Read. Think: ?
BUY a farm from which you can
send your boys and gide to College.
That is much cheaper than to pay
board for them, and you can have
them at home with you.
An opportunity tn secure a farm in
one and * Laif miles of Due Weat,
P. C., where you can have the-advan
Due West T?male College,
THE RICKEY LAADS.
Consisting of 455 acres, has been di
vided into several Tracts, ranging from
50 to 125 sores, and containing some
valuable timber, good bottom lands,
a>id muoh land already in cultivation,
situated on the road from Due West
to Donalds, along whioh the contem
plated trolley will ruo. This will be
Monday, November 6, 1905,
At Abbeville Court Ho iee, to the
Terms of Sale-Cash,
For full information apply to
J. A. BLACK,
f ; Notice to Creditors.
ALL person? having demanda or
claims against I the Estof? ' bf
Lewis W. Gentry, deceased, are hareby
notified to present them, properly prov
eo, to tba- undersigned within ute time
prescribed by law, and-.-those indebted
are notified to moko payment to the
, ? ROBERT MOORISHE AP,
N ROBERT A. GENTRY, _ :
Oct 25.-1905. ' : .10 3 .
Ow showing of Uno Millinery embraces
practically everything that is new and jpop?r :
lar. Lots of the latest ideas are shown* aiwik
ns in tM? denar??aenti *
Wishthai^ ye^&ght have seen the crowds ;
that thronged onr Millinery ?apartment for
the last ffour.weeks-thenyou would hav?a ::
slight understanding of how* much our/Blgrv
Sal? is a
t .f . ; . - : ? ? '
wayT^a^s^^tn g*?v Smplessent of the kind ever designed*
?Uy?sy.farmer who sows grao* should havo one of ifceaa.
business to supply oui thousande and thousands of
wearing apparel and the house.
North; : (^rpliu? Son?e-fflade 11-4 Wool ^?t??te^ ; worth iWk%
' ^i-y^Fine All Wo^
FuU size Co?&?i^/?ie^ at S1.0O, our price 85c each.
Foll sise Comforts, colored ott both jsidee alike, cheap at $1.25, 2
cur price ?$e each. > X
Better Comforts at ?1.25 each. X *
Very .Viue Cottpn Cbntforta, worth $2 00, at $1.63 each. ' X *
o'.? Very'?ine Extra Large-Cotton Comforts, worth S3.?0, at .
*?198/&ch. ' 'g * j ' ' jf^'
800 11^ White Bed Spreadsi cheap at 31.50, our price 080 $^'
Extra Heavy 11-4
>, wprth $1.75, at 81.18
? Marseiiles ebroa^a; c^eap ?t S&00, ou? price ??i5^^acb, i
?* : ' Extra Heavy 11-4 Marseilles Spreads, chean. ?t ?3.00, cur ?
pri?o 02,00 each, .y'i
? * Wo'buy our ?preada direct from the roland save Jobbers (
? Profits of 25 per cent^ fo^ oui customers. Vrr \. ;' v':'
J We carry the largest and best stools of High ]
r 0hm Shops in Ano^rgon. As Fina ?hres? ?oods, 1
>. where. Can savp;'yOu,10 to 50 per cont on your 'A