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published every Wednesday.
J. F. u.~f NKSCAI.ES, ? EDITORS ANI>
0. C. LANGSTON, S PROI?BIKTORS.
'J Eli AW}
OiNE YEAH, - - - - St m
SIX MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, .JAN. IV, I
If it turn;) out that colt "ii -tm. s
arc good paper Block, the emite pro
duct of the cotton fields will be a*
fully utilized ns is the hog in the
p*C??cry, where every part ol' him is
converted imo a commercial article
oxcept his squeal.
Because the Chicago postmaster
happens to be dissatisfied with his
new $.">,000,000 oflico need not bo
taken Ly Congress as evidence that a
whole lot of little po? ?offices in the
country should be neglected ^hilc the
building ia being chang *d to conform
with his ideas.
The Washington Post reminds some
of its contemporaries who seem to
think tho Federal gov6;r?!nent should
regulato everything nuder heaven,
that the Federal government "is not
the creator of tho States, but their
creature." The trusts will still havo
to deal with the States individually.
Federal centralization of, for and by
thc trusts is still several years off.
State Superintendent of Education
Martin continues to uso every effort
in his power to encourage and aid in
the establishment of libraries io the
publie schools throughout tho State.
He evidently has a proper appreci
ation of the valuo of good literature
in tho hands of sohool children and
deserves tho support and encourage
ment of all tho school trustees.
Col. John Boll Towill, a memner of
tho Stale Board of Dispensary Direc
tors, has accepted a position with the
Armour Packing Company as inspec
tor of agenciez for North and South
.Carolina and Alabama, and will begiu
work Maroh 1st, at the expiration of
his term of office. No doubt tho Colo
nel hSB seen tho "handwriting on the
It is an understood thing that an ,
editor is not responsible for the views i
and opinions of its correspondents.
Some papers keep a standing notice
to that effect, but the rule is gen
erally well known and obtains io all
newspaper offices. Tbe columns of
this newspaper are open to the publio,
and BO long as articles are oouohed in
respectful language they are invited
by the editor end freely inserted. All
that wo require is the true name of
the writer, not for publication but
SB . guarantee of good faith. AB
the writer's name cannot affect the
truth or falsehood of an artiole or
op)nton the publio has no ooooern with
There iii a lamen ?able -lack of in
terest in the organization of Sone of
Veterans in Anderson. The local
camp is in a oomatoao oondition
throughout the year, only ooming to
life about the time of the annual Re
unions, and some one desires to go BB
a delegate to these meetings. Even
then, it is almost impossible to secure
a proper attendance for the transac
tion of necessary business. This
should not b e so. The attendance on
tho oooasionB of the .Reunions is very
proper and indeed necessary, but sure
ly the organization has other and
greater reasons for existence than
this alone. As is set forth in tho
general constitution the Sons of Vet
erans wcro organised to perpetuate
and keep alive tho memory and deeds
of our fathers, among other things.
There is great work for it, und we
hope to seo the Camp here stir il
s?lf?from the lethaary into which it
has fallen and do something to justify
t tm? . mm*
The cases argued before the Su
preme Court in Columbia on Monday,
8th inst., in reference to the dispen
sary question, Were* decided last Fri
day evening. By a unanimous opin
ion the Court decrees that the Brice
law is constitutional with one excep
tion, and that may be eliminated with
out affecting the law itself. The - ex
ception, singular to relate,ia tho <lridcr"
which was put on the Brice bill by
the dispensary people, the. clause
which provides that counties voting
out the dispensary shall have co par
ticipation in tho surplus school- fund
accumulated from dispensary profits;
The dispensaries kept open in Ander
son and other counties by injunction
must bo olosed hereafter, and proba
tion will prevail in all of thc north
.j west portion of the State, from Edge
field to the Goorgia and North Caro
lina lines, except in Abbeville Coun
ty, where no clcotion has been held.
It ia the general opinion now that
the Legislature will abolish the dis
pensary altogether, or give the coun
ties a local option l?w>. We believe
the latter plan to be tho best solution
of tho que stion. Under tho Con s ti tu
tion we can never again haye the old
barroom eyBtam jni, this State? and if
?* the counties tfa'n't: ft dispensary let
/?rtr*i*?rt? t?lC S????CI V?SC* ? Ii ii ii 13
Board of Commissioners and tho muni
cipal authorities. If the counties want
prohibition lot them have il and make
them enforce the law. Ii" they want a
dispensary let them have it, and make
them ctif.tree the ubi original law in
reference to keeping fi black lint and
ii ,t -ciliDi-' tu any person of known in
temperate habits. Then make thc
pi nulty fur violating any of the laws a
term in thc penitentiary or io the
county chain KatlKH at bard labor.
OUR COLUMBIA LETTER.
Col i M isl A, S. C., Jan. !?"<.
Tho 1 iint week of tho General An
Hcinhly'ri session lian been a foil.-V ?me
in both houses. This may he <l illicit lt
to realize when one merely J ends it
summitry of the bills punned and the
hills killed, hut those who an- familiar
with legislative work understand that
a Kreut deal of the lau dent work does
not. show up in the newspaper**, be
cause it is detail work, doti? in com
mittee rooms and ni getting rid ol
hills. The Senate for instance h <H
"cleared i's calendar,'' which is to say
that ir ha* disponed in nome way of
tho hi UH ready t or consideration, and
ia now waiting lor committees to re
port on others or lor others still to
come over from the house. Tho '''Hi
ato adjourned Friday until A'onu >,
and many of tho members went ho ne
lot Saturday and Sunday to attentl
AK has been Ibo ease for nearly evi '.y
session sinco tho first dispensary .liff
was enacted, Vi years ago, the light ot
tho session will boon tue dispensary.
Tho dispensary members of the Legis
lature have held a caucus and will
light to the last ditch tor the life of
the system. Senator Tillman spout a
day here on his way from Charleston
to Washington and communicated his
views to his political and personal
friends. Tho light in the house for
the dispensary will bo led by J. C.
Richards, of Kershaw, one of the
youngest members, but a mau of line
character um. judgment, who lino tho
respect of Senator Tillman as ot the
house. Ho hos recently been made
chairman of the ways and means com
mittee to succeed the lute Altamont
Moses. A. L. Gaston is tim chairman
of the dispensary committee in the
house, and ho will also take a promi
nent part in the light. Speaker Smith's
attitude i;; unknown, and as he is a can
didate tor governor his position is
awaited with interest.
The unti-dispensury forces will hold
a cnucus tonight, at the cull of Senator
lince, ol' Yolk, tho author of tho just
ly famous l?rico law, which has boen
tho dispensary's undoing. Senator
Muuldiu, ot (j reenv11 lo, is also another
strong anti-dispensary mun. lu the
house Mw Morguu, ot' Greenville,
Mr. iiuuiel, ot Lancaster, Mr. Seller?,
nf Marion, and oilier dispensary op
ponents will push the lighting. Lust
year Senntor Manning, a probable can
didate for governor, and Seuutor Ray
nor both presented bills to reform the
dispensary, but they may not be so .un
compromising in its advocacy ibis
Tho house ol' representatives had c
busy week. The work was seit im
posed as the nm m ber? preferred to bc
ut their desks. There weie on tin
calendar 135 billa brought over from
last session. In addition to these &
have been introduced this session and
30 have been reported, and put on tb<
Of the bills bronght over 00 hnv<
been considered, and but six have beet
lent to the Senate. Of tooee whicl
received unfavorable action, 40 wen
withdrawn.by their authors and tut
remainder were killed outright. Th<
house bas given no evidence of a dis
position to pass bills without dne con
Adoration of their merit.
All of the five new members hav<
been well provided for in the matte:
of committee assignments, as has beet
ur. O. ?. Hamlin, of Charleston, wht
waa ill last aesslon and came in late
The five new members are Alessri
Uabba of Sumter. Nesbit of Oreen
ville, Vander Horst of Charleston
Hacker of Anderson and Anderson o
In addition to the regular work o
the session the legislators will have
greac deal of diversion this weet
Jo v. Glenn, of North Carolina, is ex
pected here this week; Gov. Hey ward'
?unual reception wilt be given Tnee
jay evening; the D. O. K. K. banque
Wednesday evening will be attende
t>y a large number of the memben
Thursday is the day set apart for mc
nor ia i ber vice in honor of tho lat
Ur. Altamont Moses; Friday is th
lay selected for the viait of inspectio
o the State farms.
It is probable, therefore, that tb
muse will be unable to proceed wit
.he elections this week, as much r
tome of tim mem bera wish to get tb
natter over with. These election
nay require more than one legislativ
lay. The chief justice and six circa
udgesare to be elected as well as nc
neron? coll?ge' trustees and the fot
lead otlleials of the State dispensary.
So far there is no judge openly oj
losed for re-election except Judi
vlugh. lt was reported that a prom
lent Barnwell lawyer would oppof
ludge Aldrich, who has been in i
icalth for months and unable to pr<
side, but Judgo Aldrich ie a candidat
or re-election without oppositioi
ludge Kin gb is opposed by Sen uti
McGowan of Laurens.
No opposition to Commissioner Ti
um has been heard of yet. Ir wi
bought that the. chairman of tl
?oar?, H. H.Evans, would be regelet
ed without opposition, but Mr. Jod
ri. Rawlinson, member of the Hom
rom Richland, is a candidate for tl
manion of chairman and has atroo
tacking. Mes?is. Towili and Boyki
ne not candidates for re-election an
or their places three names aro mei
ioned, Mr. Fulton Duk'is of Orang<
lurg, Maj. John Black of Column
md Mr. J. B. Wylie of Cheater. Son
>f the members of the House seem t
bink that it were better to await tl
ction of the general assembly in r<
:ard to the dispensary system t^foi
olding these elections. During tl
reek: it bas been noted that in tl
>bby of the House were several di
ensary ofticints, attaches, employe
repectore, constables and local di
Tho special order this morning wi
e the consideration of thu bill to gi;
tore power to the investigating con
dttee. Thia committee wanta pow?
> mle for con te nipt, to have wi lucas*
take statements Which will nut 1
sed In trials'and to require theattoi
?nee of unwilling witnesses. The li
:s ti garton will not atop, whether th
ill is passed or nor, until the mom
i hand runs ont, and, the commitu
ike for nothing but power und ai
lorlty. The bill: could havo beebo
? ace ^ith tho governor's aignatui
ia week and sessions of tho com tai
o might have been resumed in tl
terriens, but there vere del. ya ni
The commlttee aaa not presentt d i
pense account aa ordered on ' motic
Mr. lcr.ee at the feat meeting of ti
ramltteo, and several members' ?
e< committee have been ?>eavd to ea
pr?ao their regret, although the pun?,
expenses, they R?I.V, have nothing to
do with thc bill before tho general as
I.A.ST WKKK'S WOltK.
The House was highly entertained
Friday and again Saturday on account
ol the speeches on tim bill to require
every county lo have a pair ol' trained
bloodhounds. Mr. Ashley's narrative
description of the ivoik of lin dogs
curried the cl;iv for thu bill. After
working up a climax, Mr. Ashley told
what his ?loj-'s could do-"?mil ii'they
don't >ini can have lin- tioga,71 lie said.
Tliis was Inn way ol' expressing his bc
I n i in t In n value.
M i. Saiiiii-i s' nil inspection bill was
iiirain given second reading hy the
house but will be attacked vigorously
un thud n ailing The opponents of
tiie lull were not ptopated when it
caine up nu the calendar last week. A
bill liv the same author relating to
"hucket shops," will also bu attacked.
lt is said that this hill might ho a vio
lation ol interstate commerce for while
cotton exchanges might bo forced to
abandon biased wires, they could get
what service they want over the com
The activity of tho house has not
been without nervousness. Perhaps
the members worked diligently in or
der to keep from discussing the dis
pensary as long as possible. At any
rate that is thc all absorbing topic
outside of the legislative halls. There
are many bills on tin- calendar and in
course ol' preparation. Tho dispensary
peoplo themselves realize that tho
State institution is in danger and are
trying to get up a bill to re-organize
tiie whole business.
Tho opponents of the dispensary will
agre<i upon one bill. Senator Talbert,
an uncompromising prohibitionist, said
Saturday that local option is more of a
step toward prohibition than the pres
ent dispensary system, and he will
support local option if he cannot get
prohibition. A former director of the
dispensary stated the same day that ho
is convinced that local option is the
There are many other questions to
be considered and these will in time
receive serious consideration. The
comptroller general bas uraed upon
the attention cf the legislature anew
system for returning property for tax
ation, for be believes that thereby
there will be a more equable and moro
equitable revenue law. His plan met
with favor from some, and by others is
ANOTHER COLLEGE WANTED.
There are other propositions of in
terest. Mr. E. W. Dab bs, one of the
leading farmers of the State, wants ab
agricultural college built in the middle
section of tho State. His contention
is that the great Pee Dee fanning
country receives too little benelit fi om
Clemson, although the farmers in that
section use the bulk of tbe fertilizers
[>n which a tax of $130,000 was paid to
Clemson last year.
There is evident n movement to
create the oilicu of banking iuspector
and insurance commissioner, the in
cumbent to be named by the State
Bankers' Association. There will also
be a bill to ereute the oilicu of pension
commissioner. The State reformatory
bill which so nearly became a law lest
year, has gained in strength.
lu general this promises to be a most
interesting and most active session.
Ti?ere aro not many corporation and
mti-corporation bills. The M10-hour
labor bill" will be fought hard as will
i measure to require that children
working iu mills must have certain
iducational qualifications. J.H.
Rocky River News.
Well, Mr. Editor, we will try and
give tho newe from this place, &s it bas
J eeo ?o rae timo am ce anything has
i PP ca rod from here.
Preaching haa been changed from
.ourth Sunday to third Sunday at this
Misses Minnie and Fannie Cobb, two
inarming young ladies of Green wood,
). C., spent a few days with their
!riend, Miss Lela Mitchell, recently.
Misa Sadie McAdams, of the Fork, is
visiting in and around tbia commu
Miss Nellie il Ul ia sick with fever.
' Orarles H. Taylor, of Monnt Carmel,
mt formerly of thia place, open?
Miss Eula McAdams, one of the
fair belles of Broy lea S. C., spei*? part
>f Christmaa in this vicinity.
A certain young man from near Dae
(Vest called on one of our pretty maida
lot long ago, and had to spend most Of
he night in the big road. He had
net bought a new buggy and the
ipindles got hot and Tocked the
vbeels. 8ay. old boy, you ??o horse
>ack or walking next time.
J. T. (Boss) Taylor haa purchased a
ot in Iva and he is going to build nod
nove to it.
The new pastor. Rev. Mr, McCnen.
?rill fill hi - first appointment at Kooky
liver next Sunday, so let him have a
. 1 it - i -
The Cotton Association.
New Orleans, Jan. IC-Tho vxecu
ive hoard of the Southern Cotton Ass
ociation held its annual business
noet i ng today with aim oit a full board
laing. Harvie Jordan waa re-elect
d president nod -Richard Cheetham
pas re-elected secretary. > F. H. Hyatt
if Columbia, S. C., waa electedptreaa
irer and George T. Jester of Corsican-"
ta, Tex., was chosen vice president in
?lace of Mr. Peters of Texas. The
alary of the president was fixed at
15,000 a year. Sectary Cheat ham's
alary was raised f rvn $9.500 to $8,000
year. The salary of the treasurer
/astlxed at $500 a year and ! the vice
resident is to serve without salary,
'he salary .of the general financial
gent .or organizer. E., D. Smith, who
rae elected, according to the euggea
iona of the mass meeting,, waa fixed
t $5,000 a year.
; . m V tn'"
Let Us Have the Reformatory.
We hope the .legislature will not ad
>urn without providing for a reforma?
>ry for y ou th ?'al criminals. In pur
pinion there ia nothing that demands
leir attention moro than thia except
quor legislation and the question of
oration; For yeera faithful women
ave labored for the establishment of
ich an institution in the State, and
t the last' session of the General As*:
mably it looked as if the fight would
9 won. bat nothing was done. Quite
number of our papers bav? been urg
ig tho favorable consideration ot this
leatiou by. oar: 1aw'mfcker8.-:,la our
damns we Hro? babUehed 'several
roag editorial utterances; on i he sub- :
ct from Voar exchanges. . We hope
da I m por a nt matter will not bo treat
l with indi trance oy^ < qr la wm?kera.
ia time to sto> wasting time over so
any trivial nie anare B, and got down *
ork and do something which is far
aching in. its beuettts. Give the
tang criminals a chance to reform
ide from the influence and example
tho hardened and vicious.-Green
llo ?lou?Uineer. . _ .
T-* Happy ia ib? maa who ...t??si^'i,
t*ad who loves Wm enough to be
liing to aeemto be his e?efj&m&B?
Charleston & Western Carolina;
Arrival aud Doprvrtnro if Trains, Ander
HOI), S. C.
Kflectlve January IO, 1900.
No. ii. For McCormick, Au
punta. Allendale, Fairfax,
Charleston, Havannah, "Way
?.rom, Jacksonville and all
Florida point?, daily.i:IO p. m.
No, 22. For McCormick and in
tftriDudiotH Stations, daily,
except Suuday,.7:27 a, m.
No..", F roto Augusta and In
term tnt lalo Stations, daily.11:00 a. m.
No, 21. From McCormick and
Intermediate Btutioim, daily,
except Sunday,.5.05 p. m.
Close connection mau? at Au^uatu for
Oavannah und Florida Point? with C. &
W. C. train No. lo leaving Auguuta 10:30
n. m. carrying Through Pullman Car
Service between Auguuta and Jackaon
W. B. Steele, U. T. A.,
Andornon, S. C.
Goo. T. Bryan, G A.,
Groenvi?h?, H C.
Ernest Williams, O.P.A.
H. M. Emerson,
- William Livingston, an Orange
burg negro, convicted on the charge
of attempting to mako a criminal as
sault on a white woman, has boon
sentenced to fifteen years in the peni
Notice to Administrators,
A LL Administradora, Executors. Guar
JTJL diaua and Trustees aro hereby
notified lo make their annual Returns to
thia nlliee duri nj- tho month? of January
aud February, a? required by law.
R. Y. H. NANCE,
J udeo of Probate.
Jan 17, 11XM3 3 i 5
A full assortment of Wali Paper, in
cluding Tapestry, int in iloiab, ingrain
aud bath room Tile. The largest stock
ever carried in Anderson. Room mould
ing to match all paper. All orders Oiled
on snort notice. Three of the best paper
bangers in the city.
Wo also do work ont of the oity.
q. JJ. ARNOLD,
I hone No. 20 B. 301 Dapot streetj
Best Goods Underpriced is our mojbto I
We sold evei y pair ol WOOL BLANKETS we had before
Christmas, and have bought another lot of those North Carolina
Home-made Blankets at underprico.
50 pair North Carolina 10-4 Wool Blankets, worth 83 .00.
at 82.50* pair. *
25 pair North Caroline. 11-4 Wool Blunkets, worth $4.50, at
Finer Wool Blankets at 84 00 and 85 00 pair.
Greatest Bargain Yet.
Bought 100 boltB White last Lawn Summer at old price.
50 pieces 40 inch White Lawn, cheap at 15c, our price 10c
50 pieces 40 inch White Lawn, cheap at 20c, our price 125c
Poe Mill English Loug Cloth at 10c yard, or 81.20 bolt.
Good yard-wide Bleaching at 5c yard.
Jl a. HM tx Ky j v uiiovo^
We had a shipment of Trunks lost in transit in November,
but these goods came ai Ja*t, and we collected damages from rail
road company and can save you 10 to 25 per cent on Trunks.
We have them from cheapest ap.
Nice Suit Ca?es 98o each and up.
S7.50 Suit Gases at ?5,50 okeh.
We wish you to remember we are sole agents m this town for
WALK OVER SHOES for Mea, ?nd QUEEN QUALITY
SHOES for Ladies, and we have them direct from the factory in
new styles and new leathers. Do yoa know of any better ?
We have the beat line of Children's Shoes on earth.
g Lace Curtains at 860 pair. S j
SBoys' Wdol Hats at 5c each and up. V
Men's Wool Socks at 10c pair. W
ff Ladles' 26o Wool Hose at 15o pair. ?
D Four Cakes good Soap for 5o. m
m Three Cakes Fine Toilet Soap ?0o. $
I THE BEE HIVE, i
1 We Sell Every thing for liesa. .:?%:A
? WITH THE/ ?;%?'>: ^
NT ANTICIPATION of the big demand wbich quality and prk* arosure j
? bring. We keep our entire SioO^ rl?b^ we oWu . slW^i;
apply any thing and every thlttg ih the Qj?OOTR1t:-?|W??E,; sad we gnaraut j
e everything we sell to be the bett foi the price, _ 1 - J
v Beet Patent Flour...... .7.?V:: J^.^^?^^MiWSSSSBA
., . 'We'. have the exduaive salea of the Oeler^^ U
s|to the lan?^ ^
We aro sow receiving a great many New Spring Goods,
"vv hich we ask out many customers to call and inspect.
WE WILL SELL YOU AT COST !
Wool Dress Goods,
Ladies' Long Black Coats, '
It will certainly pay you to buy these Bargains, as lot?]
of cold weather is expected.
We carry in stock a largo line Of
Which we will sell at Factory Priee?.
Ju ins 1^
113 Granite Row. H
?l?nC?B F?uC? i
fiT? offer you Sound, Substantial Far?^
: F?iice!s^ inii?t pf the best;? \ mate* "M
.> . rials abd ow the latest a? ? M
adapted to ail uses? Jj
? T??I?N ???? 1
Ia mam strands or hara at every intersection tfitfr
ply provide fo?? the expansion and ?oiitr??tion of </4
?'? ; :beat and cold and mate tho fence elastic. .
^^^^^^^WJ $epeuifti,att?nUoa to the hinge joint cfc , \
^^WY . : . each intersection of *tay Wit]^ main b?t*/-?tt?r; V v ^ '?; j
I?4$?M ' ]
^^^^^^^femanre:^otri contact and ^^iti^t.^J^^-}^$./ -
rigid* ste^nces fc?^^
- "'. . 'J
down remain so. With oar niege joint t?e itaix?:.; :5S;i.V I
Bp||^ %?\fcBce*;$?^ ' .. :
WBB^?- wh? 16100 ^?^it? ie true of m\ I t ?gid g tay fe nc??. ;
?hera is ao doubt that some otberetyle? of fe^cb^ v
altering tb? pri?e, tho weight pt* tjt? ?nd etea of '
W^????: bo \ Tnio:-t?sii?^t?o?t ?ft!s? tas? .. -
;.; ' '^^^