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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ~~~ ~ ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3. 1906. VOLUME XLI-NO 29
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Copyright 1905 by
' 2*ert Schaffner &* Mux
You'll find every good molel ia Overcoats in our Stock ;
and you'll get the quality which wear?, a? well as the correct
style.- .?.."-'..}';'. ?
&rjod Overcoats $5.00, $7.50, S10.0G, $12.50.
'H. S. & M, Overcoats $1&.?0, $16.50, $18.00, $20.00.
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eo they wiii ba .read? when you need them. We have a splen
did, stock good, dry ferne, Brakes, ?
ber in the roagt?^ and nearly everything it takes to put a vehicle
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Cc-Operativo Union of America, i
OONDUOTED BY J. C. BTRIBL1NO.
Cotamulcatlons intended for this
fl ?parttnont should be addw?-ed to !
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Cotton aft*. Mental Anguish.
The.man that huye many euppliea to
grow cotton with, produces more men
tal anguish to the acre than he baa
Wo hr.vo a negro renter that got into
it heavy last June when ram and grass
were the order of things with the crops
and mental anguish waa raging in the
minds of cotton farmers. Wo counted
22 hoe bands and 4 plow hands at work
at $1.00 per day each, and about half
of them were not more than half
grown. At that rate this cost ran np
to $150 a week; weean now cor nt
more gray hairs on this negro's bead
from the effects of grass-time anguish
than ho ii pa conta in profits in Ino pock
ets. His supply bit! forced him to sell
oat all his cotton around the 10 cents
mark, which he assures me did not
pay him out. ? :
We would not advocate leaving off
cotton altogether, for there ia sure
good money in the crop where one has
plenty of homegrown supplies and is
not compelled to sell his crop nt
forced salo to pay for euppliea bought
on time at high rates.
Now, during these rainy, doleful
whiter d ay s is ia " a good time to go
Way back and sit down to study and
figure or?r the whole year's plans.
Think about the May and Juue storms
of raia and grass; the sweltering days
of mental anguish that may hover
over you while you are curbing the
cotton speculators, guano trust and
tho ^negroes. Figure out the cost of
cultivating three acres of cotton for
one bale, and then turu the thing
around and figure it out on the plan of
one and ? half balea on one neve for
the e a ni o labor per acre. Go out and
take a look nt that $500 pair of mules
that you expect to feed and work the
life ont of in trying to prepare and
cultivate about 60 acres to get about
u20 to 80 bale?; while some of yonr
neighbors with more business qualifi
cations and common boree sense have
mude from 20. bales to BO bales every
year on 20 acres of land!
When you have gone over all these
subjects and analyzed them to com
pletion, j nat take up that gissing cir
cus you were in during' the rush last
fall, when ft took some times a whole
day and part of the night to get one
bale ready for market. If you have
no other way to provide shelter to
store your Reed cotton in it will surely
pay yea tc grov at it at once and pat- up
?H>;6 ;;":;s fi??G?t lix piflcoa anny froui
other, ou?d logs where you may jstoro
yonr. seed'cotton in safety until the
ginning rush subsides next season.
Your neighbors who have tested it
will tell you that besides making bet
ter sample of Hot, that the lint will
gain in weight all the while it is
stored in - the Bead.
This is selling cotton seed at the
\ fate ot 10 cents per pound instead of
i of a cent per pound, and also getting
better sample of lint.
Oar experience in this matter of
storing cotton in. the seed this lost
season turned out very satisfactory:
We began ginning- our stored seed
cotton about the middle of December
by weighing but in each load exactly
1250 pounds of seed cotton, which
ranged from 412 pounds of lint on last
picking-which was on top-to 458
pounds lint on bales that had been
stored longest in seed. We are confi
dent that after making due allowance
for the shortness ot lint on last picking
that we gained at least Ji2 per bale on
hali! the crop by storing cotton in tho
seed besides tho consideration of vai
uable time saved'during the rash of
getting crops 'in and sowing entail1
grain:.-, .'..<:.- /(???.A-'.
1 While on this subjeefe of the rush at
?lib? gins last fall, we call to mind the'
fact that for; several days and weeks at
a stretch wagons were to be seen on tho
: wads and at the gins ail night long.
Now, there ie a station to stop at call
ed reason in everything; and we judge
that the man th at Works ali ; day, an d
night, too, in this rushing to parket
with his .cotton has no brains to spare
When he begins thia kind of work, and
he surely has loss of both sens? and
money when hf/gets through.
Fighting th? Guano Trust.
There is always two sides to every
fusser tight; usually tho fellow that
does tho most talking and fussing in a
quarrel geta whipped, and tho sido
tbat has tho least to ruy and does some
good lioks at the right time and place
generally knocks his onponent out.
Al! cotton growers that will try, eau
cut their fertilizer at least half by the
judicious saving of the manure that is
dropped on tho farm. The way to
tight the guano trust is to grow aii i
Four nitrogen on the form by planting
more cowpeas and returning in all tho
cotton seed to the land that is raised
on the land. Cation seed is regarded
as near a complete fertiliser for most
lands and drops ns can be had on tho
market; besides, the hulls possess the
value of retaining moisture in the soil,
a thing that no concentrated commer
cial manure possess. All wood ashes
from e'rery source should bo cared for
ss though these were bought from
the phosphate works.
With tho proper rotation of crops
and with the raising and feeding more
stock on the farm no farmer ueed buy
? dollar's worth of nitrogen for any
Thia nitrogen (ammonia; cost moro
lu complete fertilizers that all tho
other ingredients, heneo the impor
tance of growing or producing this im
portant Ingredienton the farm.
While there is no limit to the amount
af nitrogen that may be grown or pro
duced on the farm, it appears that on
some lands there is a limit to which
potash and phosphoric acid may be de
veloped in some soils, which necessi
tate the use to somo extent of these
commercial articles, which should
always bo bought in the form of high
est grades in order to save expense in
transporting. The farmer adding the
Oilier or dryers on tho farm instead of
saying freight and paying the manu
facturer ol' ino g n-ile for this dirt that
von already have ut no cost on your
land* at home.
Just a Railroad Rumor.
A railroad rumor has been going the
rounds of tho prosa for several days to
the effect tbat tho Seaboard Air Line
will likely purchase the Charleston &
Western Carolina railway, and this is
a mere rumor, lacking accuracy or con
tinuation. A gentleman who is con
versant with the affairs of the C. &
Wv C. to some extent, and who is well
informed on the subject, in talking to
a Herald Reporter yesterday stated
that it was a mystery to him bow such
things were served out as news items,
when there was no foundation fer
When the road was first built years
ago, as the Knoxville and Augusta, to
tun from Augusta to Spartnnburg.
from McCormick to Anderson and
elsewhere it was' sold several years
af or operation to Thomas & Ryan.
Tiro sale was under foreclosure oro
ceedisgs in United States court. Sev- j
eral years ago Thomas & Kyno sold
the C. & W. C. to th? Atlantic Coast J
For some reason, probably- be causo
of outstanding indebtedness, tho
Coast Line has never taken tho C. &
W. C. into its system, but owns
and controls it ss a separate corpora
tion. The only way tn which the Sea
board could get it would be to pur
chuRO tho road from tho Coast Line.
The following is the rumor referred
to taken from the Savannah Press:
..Persistent rumors have come from
Angusta that the Charleston^ Western
Carolina Railway will shortly pass
from the control of the Atlantic Coast
Lino to that Of tho Seaboard Air Line.
Tho Charleston and Western Carolina
io not owueoV as is claimed,, by the
Coast Line, bat is under lease, lt is
said also that the lease will, shortly
expire and that the owners nf the
property have.said they would lea?e it
to tho Seaboard, as they desire for that
Uno to hare access to Au gu ota. If
this is done it may bo said tor certain
ty that the Seaboard will enter the
field actively g for Atlanta :business
from this point. The. distance from
Savannah to Atlanta via their own
lino, tho Charleston and1 Western Car
olina, from Fairfax via Angosta to
Calhoun Fails., whore tho Seaboard is
again tapped, and thence to Atlanta
is 880 miles, .lt will be seen at a glance
tbat tho Seaboard, would be In a posi
tion to at once bid on freight and pas
senger trafilo Ju competition with the
other lines it om this ci tv. There is a
freight service over this line now, and
whiah anu u ally bandies a great deal of
business. : The developments in this
situation'-will h??.awai'ed' with inter*
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STATE NEWS. i
- Tho cruiser Charleston, whioh ,
rill arrive ia Charloaton January 9th,
?'ill spuud four days in that port.
- G. F. Freeman, a mill oporativo J
n the Granby Mill fit Columbia, drop- ;
>od dead Thursday while at work.
- City Eoginoer Liwrenee, of j
keouville, has condemned a number j
if old barns and walla in that eily. \
- Two liouaoQ were destroyed by f
ire in Greenville Wodnosday, causing j
i loss of about $2,500, and the arrest
if an employee of tho water com- ,
- W. Clarence Pria son, a young \
vhite man, was killed by a South- j
irn train at Blaokaburg Christmas <
- A coal famine threatons Green- <
'Hie. Tho prioe of coal has advanoed 1
aoro than $1 per ton during the last (
- As a result of a row over a game 1
loards at Cross Hill, Laurons Couu
y, two negroes, Horaee and Henry
Bullock, were 3bot dead.
- A negro boy, 12 years of age, foll
oto a deep pit of tho Atlantic Gust
ano road at Florence on Thursday
md w?B instantly killed.
- The Masons and . Knights of ,
Pythias of Johnston have started a
novement to build a Knights of
Pythias and Masonic temple.
- At a negro hot supper in Pros
>erlty the other night, knives, pistols,
cnuoks, etc., were used with a free
md easy hand. Strasge to relato, no
mo was killed.
- A mole whioh was being ridden
>y a young white boy at Bishopville,
Hioame frightened at a train and ran
nto the engine. The boy was badly
oj ur Gd and the mule was killed.
- Near Camden, in front of the
?huroh where he preaohed. the white
md colored friends af Rev. Munroe
3oykia, a worthy colored divine, have
?reoted a monument to his memory.
- A robber tried tq hold up Con
luotor Ed. S. Motte ou a street in Co
ombia oa Wednesday sight. Mr.
Motto refused to'be robbed; the fcl
ow shot at him and missed, and then
- John T. Gas8awav, who hps been
is Tezas fer the past fifteen years has
-turned to Fiokene County and quite
recently re-married his wife from
whom he had been separated all these
- J. P. Slattery, special agent of
the United State- Agricultural De
partmeai, is in Charleston looking
sf ?ur the matter of reviving the rioe
industry ia tue lower part of tho
- On Sunday morning a negro was
round dead on the road from Darling
ton to Soaiefcy Hill. An investiga
tion of the otase of the death was
coade and there, was no sign of foul
play. It is thought that tho', negro
Fell dead from heart failure or that
be was drunk and froze to death.
- Mr. W. Boyd Evans, who has
been made the State agent for the col
lection of Spanish war claims, has
Glied an interesting lot in^Washington.
Practically all of those from the First
and Second and from the Heavy Bat
tery . have been filed and ooo B ti tato the j
bulk of the claims, but there are a
number of othersi
- The little two-and-a-balf-year
old boy of- Ed Freeman, of Society
Hill, by ali accident got hold of some
whiskey thet his father had purchased
ind drank ec much of it last Thurs*
day that i be never regained conscious
ness* The physician worked faith
fully with him, bat to no avail. The
little fellow lived for thirty-six hoars
- Train No. 36, of the Southern,
strask and killed instantly three men ,
at Sparta?harg. A party of four men .
W??a walking on the track In the
depot yard, entirely oblivious of dan
ger, an approaching freight oh another
track completely drowning oat the
noise Of the rapidly coming train
?vhioh hurled them into eternity.
Fhroo of the four wore killed out- !
right and tho fourth was badly bruised, i
rho parties were white. ;
- Mr. Hayne Craddook, a promi
nent fat mer of Barnwell County. w%?
isurdsred by nogroea on Dcoombor (
l'?t?. Two negrocn, Frank DoLoaoh |
?nd his son, were arrosted and tho <
'rienda of Craddook gathered and
yoehed the negrooB, riddling their ?
jodies with ballets. Craddock was
ihot in tho back with a shotgun and
- Tho Thornwoll Orphaoago has
.ooeived 91,000 to found thc Kinma
ttargarot Orland scholarship. It is 1
iho gift of Dr. Orland, of Spartan
Durg. Tho interest will be used for
education of a fatherless and deserving
shild. It has only been a few weeks
sinoo a scholarship was founded by
Captain S. S. White, of Lancaster
?ounty, for this same institution.
- "Four homioides marred tho
otherwise quiet and orderly celebra
tion of Ch nu tm an in tho S tnto/' says
the Columbia Record. "Aiken. Beau*
fort, Fairfield and Laurens furnish
this record, and io each, case tho re
sult was due to liquor, to drink vast
quantities of which is an accepted
way of celebrating the day on part of
a great many people. These homi
oides wero all committed by negroes."
- In Manning aman from Florida
was arrested and jailed for kidnapping
a 13 year-old girl, daughter of a poor
farmer. Tho sheriff arrested the cou
ple at the depot, the child saying the
man had promised to marry her on
the train. The follow had engaged
himself to an older sister, through
some matrimonial agency, but on see
ing tho little girl, deserted her and
persuaded the ohild to run off with
- George McClellan has been sworn
in as mayor of Now York for the next
- lu a quarrel at a danoo in Brooks,
Ga., one mau was killed and three
others seriously injured.
- A union has been formed of the
Methodist, Baptist'and Presbyterian
Ohurohes in California.
- A Now York restaurant keeper
who hold $20,000 aa stakes in an
election bet has disappeared.
- Two negro men narrowly escaped
being lynched hy a mob in New York
for beating a young woman.
- Tho twenty ?fifth convention of
the Christan Ende aver Society wiii
be held in Boston, February 2.
- In a battle between a posse of
white men and negro desperadoes in
Alabama two negroes were killed*
- W. J. Mabry, a southern ex
press messenger, wss stabbed to death
in Chattanooga by a negro belper.
- Max Lioheofield, of Meridian,
Conn., drank four quarts of milk on a
wager. He died a Bb ort timo after
- Anton Phelps Stokes, Jr., secre
tary of Yal G University, bas donated |
$300,000 to the eadowmooi* fond of
that institution. v
- In an effort to make Mts. H.
Horne, of Oonneeyille, Pa., givr $300
of her savings robbers placed rod hot
irons to her feet.
?7-Frank Work, a millionairo turf
man of New York, has had a quarrel
with his daughter because she spsnds.
$6,000 a month.
-~ Mattie Cress a young woman of
Ooonee County, Ga., ended her life by
swallowing carbolic aoid. She was dis
appointed in a'love affair.
- Because she wouldr not danos
with him. John Flaherty, a Kentucky
farmer, shot Mrs. Florence Watson in
the baok. She will dis.
- A yoong college student at Beth
any, W. V., while serenading a bride
and groom waa killed by a brother of
the groom who fired a pistol shot at
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n- Misa Adelaide Evans, a young
lady of Indianapolis, Ind., became so
infatuated with Clyde Mayor, a 13?
?roar-oldboy, that she kidnapped him.
- Ernost Powers, age 16 yeerB, of
tx thens, Tenn., who killed his teach
er sovoral months ago, has boen son
Lonood to a Ufa term in tho To es
- An attempt was made to poison
Miss Elsie Smith, a prominent Albany,
N. Y., sooiety woman, by sending her
x box of chocolata candy which con
tained paris green.
- Mrs. Shorpo, wife of Police Ser
geant Sharpo, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
while dressing a turkey for ChrtstmaB
dinner, found a diamond worth $100
in tho oraw of tho bird.
- Gen. Jossph Whoeler, tho fa
mous Confederate cavalry leader, baa
boon announced an a candidato for
police commissioner of Now York to
succeed Wm. MoAdoo. _i
- Nino Moxioans aro dead in
Mexico as tho result of drinking punch
which had been dosed with strych
nine. The poisoning, it is said, was
tho result of a political plot,
- Tho negro who killed Policeman
J. J. Mitohell in St. Petersburg, Fla.,
on Christmas day was killed by a
Bon of tho polioe officer after tho
negro had boen arrested and lodged in
- An insano man, before a Cali
fornia oourt, shot at the Judge and
then killed the sheriff. When the
orowd overtook the man, he emptied
his pistol at his pursuers, but no one
- Relatives are searching for J. A?
Pratt, of Duluth, Minn., who has fall
en heir to an estate valued at $1,
000,000. Pratt disappeared from his
homo last Easter, leaving his wife
and child, and he has not been seen
- Frank Short, cf Atlanta, and
Flagman Couoher were killed while
jumping from tho caboose of a freight
train near Blue Ridge, Ga,, on Wed
nesday. Tho caboose was turning
over and they jumped to save them
- The twenty-four German mis
sionary societies have about 1,000
mis 'onaries in fifteen stations; 2,500
schools with 120,000 scholars and
about 400,000 professed Christians, of
whom about 20,000 were baptised in
- In tho mountains of Paney and
other islands of the Southern Philip
pines moths can bo scraped up by
the quart. The natives have learned
to prise them aa an article o? food,
and now collect and eat.thom in large
- MrB. Jefferson Davis, widow of
the Confederate Presideot, continues
to live in New York, comiog South in
the winter. She is 81 years old, frail
but not ailing. She is well taken caro
by Editor Joseph Pulitzer of the
World, for whoso papor she writes
when it pleases her.
I . - The inmates of tho State lunatior .
asylum of Georgia, looatad at Mil
ledseville. on Ghriafcrnaa ?ayt ato up
22d turkeys, 271 ohiokens, 9 geese,
44nooks, 550 fowls, 1,200 pounds ot
aandy, 850 pounds of nuts, 180 pounds
of raisins, 850 pounds of dates, 50
barrels of apples, 55 hoses of oranges
and 600 ooooanuts.
- Walter B. Hill, chancellor of til?
Uoiversity of Georgia, died last Thurs
day in Athens of pneumonia aged 54
years. He had been ill several weeks.
He was an educator and lawyer.of
prominence. He practiced law in
Macon from 1871 to 1899, when he
became chancellor of the University <
Georgia, which position he has held
since. ' He was a trustee of Vander
bilt University and s member of the
Georgia Bar Associa i i o n.
- A shell imbedded in a tree and
conoeaied by the new wood, was last.. . ; \
week out from a tree on the battle
field of Franklin, Tenn., and whoa
placed on the fire exploded, wreck*
ing a negro cabin and wounding a
M?OS th? east year wa? the largest ?a its history, and we beg to thank t?^ m?rcliaiitB of Sojith CaroUna for th? liberal SII?^ of patrei^e th^ us. and trust it wa? handled to their satisfaction. We also
- J^fr Tho Cetton Growers' Association, f?r two reasons, is in part responsible for the enormons increase ia oar business *
S This put more money in circulation.
?. g^^^^ the Association and are working together as a man,
?they realise that tho success of the one contributes largely to the success of the other. The sentiment is there now, and the Shoe Jobbers in the cotton be.t sold more gooda last year by far thau any year previous.
? Tfeese were Shoe lobbers in Charleston ten years ago-~there are four now, We sold more goods last year than the four sold ion years ago, anf we believe there has been a large increase in the business
Jpf t^i^^ Why t Because we have put out aline seoond to none in the TTnlted
Jfe ?be fbUowln^ celebrated brands are as well or better known than any other Shoes handled In this State :
1 ?? AB IES-The ^U^tess? ??nh?ee, White House CLuecn. Th* Ceuoon, Golden Bell. Blue Bell, Inness' Kangaroo, Ruby, Gentry's Special.
iWr'T ^ FOR SALE BY AI,L FII^??I
I fe^er is very Mg ?tha?^?? ear policy in the past, and wiU be our peUcy in the future, to improve the^ quality of a Shoo lather
^??S ^i^^alt so^ to we abic'to'iut out a Shoe at a prie*. ' 1 . , ..'