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FIRE INSURANCE !
Barns, System Gins.
Also, Life Insurance on Mules and Horses.
Representing ouiy the best and strongest Companies.
CITIZENS INSURANCE AGENCY.
3. N. C. Boleman, Pres. and Treas. M. M. Mattison, Vico Pre?
Q. Frank Johnson, Secretary.
l>. S. VAN DIV KR. J. J. MAJOR. E. P. V ANDI VER. |
VANDIVER BROS. & MAJOR,
-DEALERS IN -
^reliieles a,ncl Harness !
SEE US ON
If you owe us past due paper be
sure to see us promptly. : : : :
VANDIVER BROS. & MAJOR.
Now is a good time to buy a new Buggy and Harness,
and we want you to look at our large sjtock of tho latest and
?test up-to-date styles, and it will be no trouble for you to
make a selection. Our work is all sold under guarantee. We
?ave extra bargains to offer. Give us a trial. Our prices ate
is>w and terms to suit.
THE J. S. FOWLER COMPANY.
P. S.--We have a few last Fall's Jobs to go at Cost.
?ST1C MIXED PAINT
We Want to Sell You Your Paint.
Come in to see us, and let us tell you all about it.
We have sold thiB Paint for many years, and all have been pleased who
deed it. We have a fine selection of colors, and will gladly give you a card
showing them if you will call in and request same. Also, a full line of
Varnishes, Stains, Floor Faints,
Furniture Polish, Faint Brushes, Etc.
ORR, CRAY & CO.,
Mest to Bank of Anderson. Reliable Druggists.
Sk S. VAN DIVER.
E. P. VANDIVER.
ARMOUR'S GUANO AND ACID.
Cotton Seed Meal, Kainit and all kinds of F?rtiliz irs.
FLOUR, COFFEE. TOBACCO,
Best grades for least money,
fi?" Your patronage appreciated.
This Establishment has been Setting
SK ANDERSON for more than forty years. Daring all that time competitors
lave come and gone, hat we have remained right horo We have always sold
Cheaperthan any others, and during those long years wo have not had one dis
satisfied oustomer. . Mistakes will sometimes occur, and if at any time we
.Zoned that a customer wai dissatisfied wo did not rest until we had made him
satisfied. This polioy, rigidly adhered to, hos made us friends, true and last
ing,, and wo can say with pride, but without boasting, that we have the oonfi?
dence of the people of this section. Wo have a larger Stock of Goods this
season than wo have ever had, and we plodge you our word that wo havo never
acid. Furniture at as oloso a. margin of profit as wo are doing now. This if
agoyen by the faot that we are? selling Furniture not only all over Anderson
County but in every To*.: in tho Piedmont sootion. Como and seo us. Your
yareptfli saved money hy buying from nev and you and your children can Bave
rapaey by buying h ira ?>o. We carry EVERYTHING in tho Furniture line,
O > r; TOLLY & BON, Depot Street
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers
A LONG LOOK AHEAD
A mon thinks it is when?the nintter of lifo
..:*.?? insuranceBuggosts itself- but circumstan? ?
> ces of late have shown how life hangs to & ,
thread when war, flood, hnrri(^e IjW Bi?,
;v , suddenly overtakes you, and the only way. ' '
'.7' . . to be sure that your family is protected in
< ; ' . case of nala* tito overtaking you is to In*
: . sure in a eohd Company like- ,
;r Mutual Benefit Life IUB.^
r . U . 3>rop in and rus about it
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' ^iV^^?i^??^fe' ? STATE AOTBT.
:PsoplM'4 Ban ?.Building, AN DER80N, ; e.0 .
Gren. Roger W- Ha
Gen. B. Vv". Duke,
(Jae of thc most remarkable men
who sorved in the Confederate army
was Gen. Hoger W. Hanson, of Ken
tucky. No offieer was more liked and
respected by tu -, Kentucky soldiers,
or possessed moro thoroughly tho
confidence of bis HUpsriora in com
mand. His career previously to the
war had been an exceedingly interest
ing, indeed, in som?* :s, au erratic
oue; but in tho wildest escapades of
his hot and heady youth he retained
thc regard of his people, and received
that indulgence which even the staid
citizen extends such oiTensas when be
knows the trespasser to bc honorable
and high-minded. When a very
young man he Berved, and with dis
tinction, in the Mexican war as first
lieutenant in the company of Capt.
John S. Williams. -Williams also be
came Brigadier General in the Con
federate service, and was an active
and excellent oilicer.
When Hanson returned from Mexico
he soon took a leading position at the
har or' Central Kentucky, and became
quite famous, if not successful, ns a
politician in that region. His carly
manhood had been so much occupied
with moro attractive pursuits, that
ho had not profited, as he might have
done, by the educational advantages
oj?p.red him; but his mind, although
unused to the discipline of study,
mastered all that it grappled with.
Friends and opponents agreed in pro
nouncing him ono of the most effec
tive speakers in tho State. While
his reading of law was not extensive,
he seemed to intuitively comprehend
the prinoiples of tho science. Hia
vigorous native intellect and acute
peroeption made bim formidable even
when lacking professional informa
tion. Hia ideas were olways clearly
defined and his mind was never in a
mist. He had an extraordinary in
sight into character, and a most re
markable' faculty of acourate obser
vation and lifelike reproduction, es
pecially of Indiorons traits and inci
dents. His command of humorous,
graphio and foroible expression was
almost unequaled. Hanson had many
noble traits cf oharaoter; was brave,
candid and truthful, and sincerely
scorned dissimulation or pretense of
Hie personal appearance was singu
lar and striking. In stature, below
the medium height, his form was
strong and massive bot ungrace
ful. His keen gray eyes and florid
complexion indicated a sanguine tem*
perament, and every feature of bis
face wab expressive of energy and de
termination. A wound received in a
duel h?<l shortened ooo leg, giving
him a peculiar jerky graft.
Shortly after the dose of tbe Mexi
can war Hanson ran for the Legisla
ture against bis,former comrade and
u 'menander, Williams. Both were
P pular, and Williams was nearly Han*
sou's equal as a stump speaker. Awar*
that tho support given.either beoause
of "military reo ord" would be chiefly
aooorded the superior in rank, Hanson
sought rather to depreciate than exalt
the merit in that regard, that eaoh
might have justly claimed; and es
pecially ridiculed the sobriquet of
Cerro Gordo, which had boen con
ferred on Williams beoause of bis ooo*
duot in tho battle of that name. Wil
liams, on the other hand, discussed
such topics with the serious tone of'
One who expected them to win votes.
Williams asserted that he.bad cap
turcd two six-pounder brass guns at
Corro Gordo. Hanson denied that
the p'.cces had been taken io battle,
and declared that Williams, assisted
by a big Irishman had fished them out'
of a bayou, into which they had been
throwu by tho Mexicans on-their re
treat. He gave an extremely pic
turesque account of. how Williams,
"dived" for them. Kia also furnish*'
ed a description of tho ohargo up the
bill to tho enemy's breastworks whieh
differed in toto from those given by
. ^FelloW-citiiens^' he ! said, with
his bands upon his .hips und display
ing his round and bulky figure to the
best advantage, "inasmuch as X have
never been acive and float of foot, I
waa tbe last man to reach the top of
the hill in that cbarge~~exeept my
o apt ai n. But whoo we fell baek' ?
was the first man*-except Capt. WU*
Hams*-to get back to tho spot wbonoe
we started. You will BO ar eely boliovo
it, but. before I raia down that hill ?
waa six ?feet three inchos io height,
and as slender as an eagle's; talon io
tho waist; yet in striving ,toke^^$:
With o)y captai ny I jumped eo fat/t?d
Ut ao : hard that I . was a'toVe np into
tho figure .hat ?you now see." / y- j
< Ono incident of ' thia 'canvas'* was
told me by Gen. Wi?lUm? h^ni'tiiY
and I W?s not moro amusod by tho
Story than by the grave manaor with
which tho G?o#ral related it?; Al*,
though many years bsd e)a|M^p
nson, of Kentucky.
io Home and Farm.
J resentment had evidently nut cooled.
' "Hanson," he said, "had been treat
ing me in anything but a respectable
fashion during the entire canvass, and
had used language which was very ir
ritating, but which I permitted to .
p?c3 UQDOtioed, ?3 I did QOt iMuk ft j
dignified to give way to anger. My I
friends, however, finally tola mo that l
I must resent it ; that further submis
sion to such affronts would injure mc.
So I made up my mind to summarily
stop it upon the first oocasioo. But,
knowing that Hanson was always
ready tc fight and would probably re
sort to violent measures when I de
nounced him, I went to our next
meeting well armed. This debate was
to take place at a schoolhouse stand
ing in a small bluegrass pasture, and
on a gentle hill, at tho foot of which
was a fine spring of water. The house
was crowded and people were congre
gated about the doors and windows to
hoar the speeches. I spoke first, and,
informing the audience that I would
no longer submit to Mr. Hanson's
offensive language and manner, pro
ceeded to give bira a merciless tongue
"Hanson at first seemed surprised
and quite indignant. I thought, in
deed, that he and his friends, imme
diately about him, would then and
there force a pp * ional encounter on
me and those who were prepared to
sustain me. He did not do so, how
ever, but in a few minutes left the
house, beckoning to his especial cote
rie to follow him. I saw them go
words the spring, and believed that
ney meant to take a drink all round,
get their weapons ready and return
for business; in a short time they did
return. But to my intense astonish
ment showed no disposition to attack
me, although I had not concluded my
denunciation. Hanson, himself, look
cd as mild and dem ur ? as a reformed
gambler, and the others were trying
to do the same. I could not imagine
what he was after.
"Whon i concluded, ho took the
stand, and there was another surprise
for me. He began to speak in a quiet,
deprecatory way, utterly unlike his
usual style, and his voice seemed; to
tremble with emotion. 'Fellow-citi
zens,' he said, 'The words and the
conduct of Capt. Williams today have
oooasioned me great pain, and, also,
no little amazement. He knows that,
notwithstanding our politioal differ
ences and rivalry, I . feel for him the
strongest and warmest personal friend
ship, as well as that sort of regard
which should always obtain between
men who have been comrades io arms.
It is true that I have Bomotimes in
dulged in little, harmless pleasantries,
some ?rivi xl jocularity at his expense,
but never to the extent, ? trust, of
seeming even, to derogate from the
high resp ct in which I hold him."
At this point the General inter
rupted MB narrativo to exclaim: "Did
you aver hear of suoh, hypooraoy?
After deluging me with his black
guardly ridicule throughout the entire
preceding canvas8, to speak of it ft?.
Thon he wont on with Banst n's
Bpseoh : . %/ ?y?:
1 ' 'But, fellow-citizens, while I did
.hot at first comprehend tho meaning
of this strange conduct, the true rea*
son for it, after a little reflection, was
apparent to' mo. The. arrogant confi
dence with which Capt. Williams on*
tared this ..oanvas* has been rddely
shaken. He has discovered that bis
popularity is not so great and his suc
cess not so sure as ho had fondly aqp
posed. . Ho discovers that ho is every
day losing friends upon whoso: sup
port bo bad relied.. Indeed,; heT ?o?s.
defeat staring him in the f aoe, and in
his fury and disappointment at suoh 1
i m pondi og humiliation, he is willing
to:thrust ? a quarrel upon ''me/' and,;it
necessary, slay ino. ^es,''yh? ,8a;d,
and*'pretended to snivel lind -wi po bia
eyes; "yes? f?iiow:o.tisens?in^
poration, my obi commander,' even
seeks my life. Lut greatly . an- his;
oonduothas dis tressed me, ? must, in
j us tic o tc' m yaeif, ,oall y ou r attention
oulated to .my pr?judice, .wbi?b* it
completely disBiputes. It has beeo
asso?ted that my opponent represents
the i?Wiftnd ordejr,:\mm*ijif?j$iL*
fearing paoplo : of thia communii
while I,\on the contrary, am ;tbe;^?S^
didate of the Tes? ron?ot?t
more reoktess" e?emorit.> . th??,7[l
and vest and pranced}n^\^'^e^i~-j
form tn show that he : was1 unar^^M
He even opened his skirt front and}
:"?|paj%~T^?4?L i; ". - ?T^?t?S? jaw? , ^PJ*-^^^^^^^^^^^^
aide out, and dorpanded that a oom vj!
se ar o h h i m,4 A ta d no w, ' ? h o th un4??^J:
f^bullengo my opponont ^o follow my
>'Why, blank it,Vj.si? the. :g*n*r$?
big pistols u-jd u botvifkuife as loog
u> a scythe blade were buckled around
me, uud X couldn't oali hid raise.
HanBOu guessed." bo continued, "so
soon as I began to roast him that I
was armed. Whcu he went to the
spring he probably divested himself of
his own weapons-tho unreliable
wretch-and caught me in a trap that
I had really set myself."
It was a hot and close eontest.
Williams won by a majority of only
Hanson succeeded Gen. John 0.
Breckenridge in command of the Ken
tucky Infantry, or "Orphan" brigade,
as it was popularly designated. He
was, in all respects, an exceptionally
One officer, and was a strict and V?ry
careful disciplinarian; although some
what eccentric in his methods. He
used to visit the guard house-which
he generally kept pretty full of offen
ders-nearly every morning, and rigid
ly catechise the inmates, much to
to their disoomforture, concerning
their delinquencies. Once, believing
that many oomnlaipfc? nf illnnr.? were
subterfuges on the part of lazy fel
lows to escape performance of duty,
he issued an order that "there should
be only two sick men ab one time in
He was mortally wounded in the
battle of Murfrecsboro, gallantly lead
ing his brigade
Making Artificial Limbs.
"Oh, yes, indeed, they oomo pretty
high," said the artificial leg maker.
"It- is a beauty, though, isn't it? I
venture to say there ain't another one
in Philadelphia like it, on or off, and
it's as light as a feather, too."
With these words the creator of ar
tificial limbs flourished a leg in the
air. He was fat and smiling, and he
spoke with an undistinguishable for
eign aooent, and every once in a while
his face beamed with enthusiasm.
"They all come to Philadelphia for
them, too," he continued. "We've
customers from all over Europe, Asia
and Afrioa. There aro lots of leg
makers in the oity-at least they call
themselves such, but some of them
are not leg makers at all; they're har
j. The august Philadelphia leg maker,
? purveyor to the kings, queens and
government omclals, took a little time
' to show the specimens aronnd the
j room. They were fat and thin, long
I and short, graceful and otherwise.
Some of them were huddled in cor
ners, accumulating the dust of ages;
? others hung?alof t on racks, BO light
and airy that they were wafted to and
fro in the breeze.
, "You see," continued the leg maker.
"We know how to do things now.
VCTA lt. ira
*? W Ovv T**T . * C5 **V"
First they chop down the willow tree;
then we out out the legs. It takes a
heap of flexible leather to put the
tendons in the right place. Bee that I
o pring in th? ankles? That's made by J
the leather tendons. If you saw one on
a man you ooqld not tell the difference..
Then the whole: thing is covered over
with floe pink enamel; Looks natural
enough, don't it?" At this juncture
a. rap came at the door, and .a big
man, G feet 4, weighing nearly 300
pounds, entered. He looked Smil
ingly complaisant ae he lighted a
o i gar e t to and shook heads with the leg
\ .'Oan; you do., a rush order for ate,
'double quick?" ho asked. * Tve come
through a topgh fight," he went on.
*?You knpw I always travel with a
b u ooh of legs and coming up this wey
from New Orleans 'the Pullman car
was burned and' all four of my-t?gf,
were lost. I on ly saved t h e ono I had
o n a nd tiofr you've got to- get to work
t? make another ?st for viisnble
quick." /With; an air of la?guor and
ease the big man stood to have him*;
self measured. : ::'<.?'..'
------- J . ,
the thing for aie," concluded the Ifg j
maker. "I started out as a fiae car
penter, doing up banks and) public
buildings, and one day I want into a
place in New York to order an arti
ficial limb for a friend in di et ree s.
The maker was a dootor, strange to
say. He sized mo up und I sized him
up, and in a short time I was under
contract to work for him. They can't
steal our patents, either, for its as
hard to make an artificial limb without
years of learning as it would be for
some tinhorn maker to produco a,
Carpenters' Steel Squares.
The large steel squares used by car?
peaters are such a common tool that
pezhapc few know wheo and where
they were first made, and how they
came to be used, or even give the mat
ter a thought. Tho making of them
is a great industry now, but when thc
last century oame in there was not one
The inventor was a poor Vermont
blacksmith, Silas Howes, who lived ic
Ono dull, rainy day a peddler of tit
ware called at his shop to have th?
blacksmith fasten a shoe on his horse
These peddlers travelled up and dowi
country calling at every farm house
buying everything in the way of bat
ter. This one had a Dumber of won
out steel saws that he had picked n;
in various places. Howes bargaine
for them, shoeing the peddler's hors
and receiving tho saws ;n payment
and each thought he had an excelles
His idea was to polish and weld tw
saws together, at right aogleB, an
thus make a rule or measure eu per ic
to anything then in use. After a fe
attempts he euooeeded ia . making
square, marked it oft into inches an
fractions of inches and found it ai
I Bweted every purpose that ho intent
j ed it for. :
.( In the course of a few weeks 1
! made quite a number daring his spa
hours/ Those he sent out by the pe
diere, who found every oarpenter esg
to buy ono. Soon he found ordo
coming in faster than he could'supp
the demand. One of his ste
"squares" would sell for $5 or ?
which was five times as much as
?ost him. //..
He applied for and obtained a pi
erit on his invention so that no o
else could deprive b i m, of the profit
gave him. It was ?UBt af ter the v
of 1812, and money was scarce a
difficult to get. . But he worked ea
and late, and as be earned money
j bought iron, and' hired moD io h<
him. io a few years he waa able to
erecta lurga factory and put in ma
chiner} for the making of squares,
which by thio tima had found their
way all over tho country and had
made their inventor famous.
Such W??I the email beginning of a
largo and, important industry. People
came milos to see the wonderful for
ges, tba showers of sparks fly from .
beneath the heavy hammers, and lis
ten to the din of the thousand work
-o. i i
invited to Wedding. ,
Houston, Texas, January 17.-Lila
and Ala Hogers, aged ll, twins, are in
receipt of an invitation from Miss
Aiioe Roosevelt to her wedding. The
twins attracted the attention of Presi
dent Roosevelt and Miss Atioe eight
j years ago at a baby ?how in Oklahoma.
I They are perfeot blondes, blue eyes,
I fair complexions and sunny looks.
They will hardly accept the invitation
i owing to the modest circumstances of
I their parents.
- If you are dealing with a fool,
dictate, but never argue, for you will
lone your labor and perhaps your tom*
per; if with a bigot, say nothing or you
will , certainly lose both. Never dis
pute with the man who asserts a para
dox. Ifv he does believe it, he is
amusing himself with you ; if not,
the same distortion of mind, will make -
him incapable of appreciating'his own
sophistries or your arguments.
- A man's mark in tho world de
pends on his ainjrfv
One of the most desirable placea la up
por South Carolina-The Old "Maxwell
plantation"-on tho Seneoa Rtyor, ?
tnllea from Pendleton, 1 miles from
Cherry Station, Bine Ridge, B. R., near
Clemson College.' 250 acres In good
Btato of cultivation, 100 acres river bot
tom, 400 aerea timber land, a portion of
it virgin forest, a nearly new dwelling
noose, 7 rooms. Large barns, stock and
tool ched a, 7 tenant houses, all In good
repair. An ideal opportunity for tho in
vestor. The timber on 100 acres will,
when out and pat on-tho market, pay
entire cost of place. 100 aores ol the bot
tom land can be sold at ?50 per acre, and
there are plenty of renters at one-third of
everything, standing ready to contract
for coming aeaaon. -
Will sell with farm 7 mules, one yoke
of cattle, wagons, carts and farm imple
ments, a good Baw mill, hogs, young
cattle and teed of all kinda y? stock for a
year.' Two pabiio roads Cross the place. .
Good water for house and stock u?
plentiful. Fine fleing and banting ou .
toe place. A obarru?>ig place for a sum-;
mer residence. |25.00oer acre.
. Terms-One-third Cash-Bilanoo oa .
For farther particulars snpi v to
W. N. TROWBRIDGE,
R. F, D. Pendleton, or -
ROW. E. R&NKIN, Agent,
Piedmont, S. O.
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