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Congressman A iken
to tne JPublic to Si
Washington, D. C., Jan. 26,1U06.
Editor of The Intelligencer:
You have doubtless t noted in tbe
papers a statement from the Po ?st,
Office '. department, indicating its par- j
pose tel disoontinne a large number of
the rural routes throughout the coun
try, d the ground that "they are not
Knowing your deep interest in the
welfare of oar county, ?ua in the gen
eral upbuilding cf ?he nus! aeotions,
that make for material prosperity, I
desire through your paper, to direct
publio attention to the necessity for
building "!? thc businsss of ihe rarsi
Cities anO iowna only reflect pros
perity, the country ia ita real birth
place. Anything that detracts from
or retards the advancement of tho
producer roba the Usti?n in -dollars
There ia a natural teadenoy in all
mea to gravitate to populous centr?e}
it ia the social and .inquisitivo aids
of man's nature that assorts itself.
Telephones and trolley lines, have
done muon toward blotting out time
and apace, toward making neighbors
of those geographically far apart, but
greater then either of theBe is the free
rural delivery system. Not every
community can have a trolley line,
not every man can have a telephone,
but the humblest citizen may have
his im?l delivered daily at his door.
By theBO modern agencies, the most
remote rural resident is, in essen
tials, made a suburban resident of the
towna and cities, and a long step to
ward desirable life in the country is
attained. Ia it not passipg strange
then, that the- Government, which
must realise the imp?rtanos of main
taining tbs highest and most intelli
gent citizenship in the rural sections,
would o notch from these good people
the chly little mite of gratuity th vj
hays ?yes reunited, of tho millions
they haye contributed to the National
Treasury. Andi yet, this order of tho
Poet Office Department "to discon
tinue rural rout?e which do not han*/
dis 2000 pisc?s of sail Haonthly," will
do thia very thing.
Arguments os to the unwisdom of
when confrontad with ita declared
polioy. Ona cannot help hoting,
however, the inconsistency in appro*
Pating M*^?*0 ^ft?^^nf% i
an dito patftfe, million* io tsteBa ot
their tav?hft?\^alui - ttfc single - p?
pose of educating them to tha sts?d- .
ard1 ofgood citizenship, while' with
holding from its best eiticoos nt home ;
the little amount necessary tb supple
ment rural zontea - not entirely self
sustaining. :- i'c *,
Tho Government thclaires eny in
tention of disorimi/: .ft. against the' K
South in thia order, e'jd we do not ,
charge it with discrimination or seo-. ..
tionaiisui, but 'the effect will be none j
the lesa diaaetrous to Southern rural
routes because of the disclaimer, j
There ia acar?ely^-isrrier in the pop- ,
ulo?a North that does not handle four |
or five thousand piceos of mail month- ,
ly while : many of ; our.; own carrara ,
seldom reach /3000 pieces and some .
under/2(K)0 pieces. Truly tbs Ooyr j
ernment should take the large viewi \
and extend ita bonn ty to thoa? thinly j
settled sections/whioh need building ,
up, bufe we .n??&a.bft; expect it. ; j
8$<greikt\rh^ QoveTtiBMtiafe . ?Wfr j
pen'ditnre^ ^wh^' 'tn^t;-;tha present \
excessive iariflE rates aro inadequate j
for the appropriations, and for once, i
' ' the Bepubiican party jr forced to oaU :<
a hsJ$ to i^ j
Many appropriations heretofore made, j
?will bo either left ca* entirely or vary j
much reduced? and "the poor maa a (
Htn>,^ the Bov&a Mtsje^iie will oe ,
order of tte Post.OS?oa Department is \
no Jd!e ftrt& i
Being, as y et, uninformed as io the
amount of mtil handled by the various ?
w?rbe sffacied by tho order. ^Soms ?
in the^to^ I
? t)&$il?^ %
enould rdo th?e at once. Thors is sc i
netter editor tna?* the nawa^^ I t
? eot?e;i^?d, nawsniatr??..;-Br?itvatft? i
:^? ?M#^ -wiH. tell for
; ?Mldran,^ 7 \
BS IN DANGER.
Makes Strong ?A.ppeal
apport the Service.
content scarcely settled sections, the
mero matter of money let looso in the
South thereby is a consideration. In
this district alone, there aro some
thing like 130 carriers, receiving an
aggregate of something like ninety or
one hundred thousand dollars annual
ly, which is distributed through our
avenues of trade. It is paid to as
faithful aud deserving men as our
country affords; most of them earn in
dollars and cents for tho Government
j and all of them earn in labor, every
; dollar and ?more thu* tho Government !
pays them. Will wo, for laok of ?
proper support, surrender this appro*
piation, with the greater advantage of
a daily mail, stimulating trade be
tween country-and town, or will wo
oe ot tho exigency? It io up to tko
good people who are served and the
courteous carriers, for the Govern
ment bas spoken.
The Famous Lorenzo Dow.
When a boy we used to hear a great
deal about this eooentrio old man, who
by the way, was a minister of the
Methodist persuasion. Indeed, if we
remember correctly, our maternal
grandmother, who was a devout Meth
odist, had a book of Bow's life, and
we read it with a great deal of inter
est. Dow was eccentric, but he was a
wise man and a fine student of human
nature. It is said that he would
make appointments months, and even
years ahead, and that he would al way a
meet them promptly. We might re
late several incidents jin connection
with his wife Peggy and himself, but
two will suffice for the present.
On one occasion when ho reached
the neighborhood where he had an ap
pointment* waiting him for a year or
more, he was told by a gentleman that)
he had lost his axe-axes were very
costly we ?presume in those , days.
" Well," said Dow, Mif the thief ia in
this country I will find him." The
whole neighborhood and the ragions
?reund about were , on head 'jest day.
to hear his sermon. When -ho had
finished hil ?i?conrso ho announced
about the lost ase; and bis. intention
p^tflt^ He. said ?'The %o|^e ^
this hones, and I have a atone in tey
hand with whioh I am going to bit*
the fellow right square in the hea&''
to throw, keopibg his ko en eyes %i
those ?bo sat before bim, and ODO
man dodged. "There," said Dow, *!ie
the fellow who ?tole the azo," and it
wea true. The man was guilty, and
he could not keep from showing ir.
Guess he thought Dow, had a smooth
stone in his sling like unto the one
with which David slew Gollan. Just
one more incident. On a similar oaf
s aston,, when arriving in .a neighbor
hood, Dow was told about a woman
who badi lost her rooster. It may
have been a rooster the good woman
was, saving for the preacher. No
loubt preachers loved chicken aa well
then as they do now, andi 'Dow may
not have been an exception. He
p&poeed to get the rooster. He got a
large wash pot, turned it upside down
With a ohioken under it, bliadfoldei
&e orowd . and- had. .them te weik
wound tho pot, and each oae was told
to teueb it with his hand, Do w s tating
mit. ^???- the fellow * in . i?e' er?^ifd
?tho stol? tue rooster tcuebed the pot,
?be rooster . under it ] would crow.
When the performance waa ' over . he
ieraaoded a show of bauds-took a
dod of haed primary-eot oae mau's
land had no sm?tW it. "Tfeere,"
>aid Dow, "ia the feliew who eto/e the
rooster.* He was- afraid to touch; $e
^t, knowing 'that he, was the rogue
md believing with all bis heart that
hat ohioken would o?O*T if he touched
Aro not these illustrations apropos
o eondition's in these latter days?
fust lift your
lodgers; It is ludicrous to behold.
Vnaieee the fellows who : are ;??i^Jo
ouoh tho pot lest the roos tor she old
f?fc They hav? clean hands, ; bte?
tfth?n ib?y ato foll : of eorrapti|i.
lee'tho fellowed ?ver the conntr?,
?emWhe big insurance' 'toen down k
he Ultle swindlers ; jirbo . could %01
tend the test. ? ri
?te? ia these days, and edited a news
?per,'and heard' . the wails and ???
^ntatSona #yfo)tt. :$BO^*?ief;$
^ ^ailf is " they mu hither ari?
bit?iet, ' faying^, "bo '. nae***'., mg
low w?nli i* 4fl for yon '?> take &
peaker,sf ?Und lu the Honan in .Oe
tiirt&f?saying re^tfcfcgi fy j?
dodging, jt they might, bo bit by
ono of your smooth stones end mayhap
you might hear a few roosters crow
ing who were not exactly under a
Sending Home Chinese Bead-Tho
Reasons for it.
I visited Rosehill cemetery in Chi
oago some time ago to watoh the re
moval of the bodies of 200 Chinamen
who had died in years past. I did
not oare so muoh for the ceremonies
which took place, as I did to learn
from the lips of Chinamen themselves
why they take up their dead buried
anywhere but in China, and have them
sent to China, where they are perma
Watohing como of tho work that was
going on, ? fell into conversation with
Wo Tay Fiag, formerly., of Canton,
China, and now an American tea mer
chant. He told me why tho Chinese
do these things, end in what he said
there ie a vast amount of great inter
est to Amerioau boys Vhs study the
habits of other races. There appear
to bo, too, some , Japanese ovstc?ie
worthy of imitation.
1 * When a boy is born in My native
land," said Wo Tay Fing, "ss soon as
he eau understand anythU-g he is
taught to always respect bin ancestors,
his grandparents, his father and his
mother, his school teacher and the
priest of the temple. He uncovers
his head to ia o s, he never sits down
in their pr?sence until he has proved
himself their equal. As soon ss pos
sible he endeavors to help them earn
that which wm buy food and clothing,
and he is careful to always tell them
"When he docs not do these things,
he beoomes as muoh detOBted, as muoh
an . outcast, as dosa a criminal in
your country. He loses standing with
bis parents and the authorities, and
if ho does not repent and take to true
ways, he soon is without home or
friends. But he oan always come
baok if he will do righi.
"If ho is a boy that does right, is
gentle with his mother and good to all
bis people and his tesoher, he is
taught that no greater blessings can
como to him when he dies than being j
buried in the soil of his native coun
try alongside the remains of his ances
tors. He may dio in a foreign land,
ane\because of Isok of money on the
part of his people, be unable.to have
his body immediately transported
back to China, butin time that money
ia r?i??d, aud then he is taken
'homo,' ?nd 'home* with us: means
just SQ muoh, if not more, than ie does
^v?ii .' -
W?v?* g VU.
13? was Uught more than 8,000
years ago in China, for I believe wo .
aro'tho oldest people of the world
(Yhis i? probably not imo, for the
Egyptians end the Atlastoans prob
ably antedated tho ? hin coo; but Wo
T?t> Fing, believer - it.-The jsV'Mr),
that when we ?io tho gre v i
grandfether, the great-grandtather,
the grandfather, the father and moth
er and all the brothers and sisters
and cousins and other relatives should
lie side by side on tba native land, so
thai when that revival of lifo comes
which you call the 'resurrection,* all
families might be together. I believe
that this is so. ]
"I tnt i muoh better man for think
ing;'that? although I live in America,
I shall some day be called back to my
land where I was born, and sleep by
my father and mother until the spir
its call me to new life again. No
Chinamen cxoopt the foolieh and bad
ones believes that death ia tho end ol
overythio?. I am not a soholar:
much of what I know I have learned
from listening and not saying muob,
but I would fiel very bad if I did not
believe that while death may oome to
my body, I yet will have lifo again,
and I wish to have it with my own
"You of course believe differently
than I do in regard to thia, but we
were not brought up alike, and while
you and your people are very young,
mine are very old. We in China re
speot old age, we care a great deal for
the memory of the dead. That is
why you seo hero tho workmen tak
ing up theeo bodies to send them
home for burial alongside of their an
"I think that it is a good thing for
tho young to have that feeling of love
and respect for the old, for parents,
for the dead, that we o ult iva to."
I havo given thin just about as Wo
Tay Fing gave it to me, for he speaks
excellent English. It is a clear ex
planation of why the Chinese who die
abroad are sooner or later sont baok
to their nativo land.-Boys' World.
The Gunning of Foxes.
Among the many resources at bia
command to outwit his natural enemy,
the hound, Reynard prises most dear
ly a rail fenoe, a road and the frozen
aurfaoo of a river, and in tbcBe days
of deep snows will rarely fail to avail
himself of one of these meana of safe
ty. Tho rail raises tho line of scent
too high for tho hound's nose, the fro
zen river and the well beaten road, be
sides the good footing they afford him,
retain not a particle of thc tell tale
scout so dear to the pursuer.
On one occasion F. andi., as well
h\Q my keen scented old hound Jeff,
had found our fox vanish into thin
air at ono particular point, and though
the snow lay deep on the ground, and
by it we oould see that the fox had
come into the road, no amount of per
severance on our part revealed to ua
what had become of him after that.
In vain we walked up and down the
road in search of tho tell tale track,
not a break in the even aurface of the
snow . oould be found, and we were
obliged to return home and own our
selves outwitted, while Be>nard, no
doubt eat watohing ua- from some aafe
diatanoe, and saying, with Puck,
"What fools these mortale bel"
But,every fox, no doubt, aa well aa
every dog, muat have hie day, and the
mystery waa aol ved on the next hunt.
Ensconced on a high pieoe of ground,
and while the billa eohoed with the
mellov? voice of the old dog, I DOW the
fox clip into the road, follow it for a
I hundred rode, then by one high leap
? land on top of a rail fence whioh ran
ot right angles v/ith the highway, and
boondies along the1 uppermost rail
nimbly, reaoh a piece of ploughed
gronnd whioh the wind; had blown
beru of snow, run ocrosa the ploughed
field to within about 90 yarda of me,
when, jumping on a rook, he ourled
himself np and deliberately lay down
to watch the effect of hia little game
and .enjoy the disoomfortnre of the
hound.. I dare not move, so opening
my breechloader I slipped in a long
range thread wound cartridge, took
Careful aim, and sent charge of dou
ble B shot through Reynard's hand
some fur. v .
But foxes know more mi eche i vous
trices than thia, and dear to the heart
of every old fox ia a scamper down
the ^smooth surface dz a frozen river,
i i, "iii H i rv'' i m nil i i ' '
which besides offering an opportunity
of escapo, often permits bim to take
dire revenge on his troublesome enemy
tho hound. For Reynard is versed in
physics and knows full well tho differ
ence of weight between himself and
his pursuer; instinct teaches him to a
nioety tho exact thickness of icc re
quired to bear hie light fur covered
body, and that on such ico his more
ponderous enemy may not venturo
If you doubt all this, stand, as I
often do, sons to look down some
swift stream almost frozen over and
covered with light snow, and note
how tho trail of tho living fox grace
fully ourves toward every hole and in
variably skirts tho very edge of ovory
piece of swift opon water. Many a
good hound has ended his days by
venturing to follow where his trioky
enemy lead, and I imagine if foxes
ever laugh, and they certainly look as
though they did, Reynard must laugh
as hd hears the coho of the hound's
deep bark suddenly die away sod
knows his game has boon snoeoBsful.
But we did not laugh, F. and I, when
all at onoe silenoo settled over the
bills, but a minute before musioal
with the cherry notes of old Jeff's
voice, for wo knew hs was in the
treaoherouB river, and without losing
a seaond F. hurried toward* a piece of
open wrier not far distant.
On reaohing it our fears wero at
once realized. Caught in the swift
carrent, benumbed with tho oold and
exhausted by the attempts he had
made to save himself, old Jeff lay
with his head on the ioe, bis limbs
almoBt motionless and whining pit
eously. There was so time to bs
lost, and Unable to resist tho dog's
mute appeal for help, F. stretched
himself on tho treaoherous ice, seized
the animal by the neok, pulled him
out, and in a minuto the dog was roll
ing joyfully ot our feot. Though be
numbed with oold and oovered with
ioe he at once took up the soent with
an angry bark, and two hours ofter
we had the satisfaction of killing tho
fox after one of the best runs I ever
saw.-Forest and Stream.
On a Cash Basis.
An eminent physioian in P
had oared a little child of a danger
ons illness. The grateful mother
turned her steps towards the house of
her son's saviour.
Doctor," she said, "there are some
things whioh cannot be repaid. I
really don't know how to expresa my
gratitude. I thought you would, per
haps, be so kind as to aooept thia
parse, embroidered by roy own band."
"Madam," replied the doetor, cold
ly, "Medicine ia no trivial affair,
and oar visito are io bs rewarded only
io money. Small preienta aerve to
jaetaia friendship, hat they do not
CUB tain oar families/'
"Bat, doetor," aaid the lady alarm
ed and wounded, "apeak-tell me the
"Two hundred dollars, madam."
The lady opened the embroidered
puree, took ont five bask not?e of $100
eaoh, gave two to the doctor, put the
remaining three back in the parse,
bowed coldly, and took her departure.
- The only will a man can exert
with hie own family is the one he
writes for them with his lawyer.
BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7. 1906. VOLUME XU-NO. 34.
JOW PEAS draw nitrogen from tte
air in large amounts, if sufficient
POTASH and phosphoric acid are supplied
to the plant.
The multitude of purposes served by thc.
remarkable cow pea, are told in the 65-pa^
illustrated book, "The Cow Pea," which also
tells of the splendid results obtained from
fertilizing cow peas with POTASH. The book
is free to farmers for the asking."*
*> Address, GERMAN KALI WORKS,
New York-93 Nassau Street, or Adan'*. Qu.-?lX So. Broad Stree*.
FRED. G. BROWN, Prca, aud TreaB. | B. F. MAULDIN, Vic? ProaldeiZ
A. 3. FARMER, Secretary.
and Investment Co.,
- BUYERS AND SELLERS OF
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS & BONDS.
J. C. CUMMINGS, Sales Dep't.
Our facilities for handling your property are perfect, m
we are large advertisers all over the country. Bight now
we are having considerable inquiry for farms in this and ad
oining Counties, and owners of farm lands in the Piedmont
section who wish to dispose of their property will find that
we are in a position to make quick and satisfactory Bales.
Now is the time to list your property with us, and we
will proceed at once to giye attention to all properties en
trusted to us.
Address all communications to J. C. Cummings, Salee
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Now comes the "Good Old Summer Time"
when you want one of our ......
Up-to-Date VEHICLES for Pieasum.
And in fact any thing yea netVd In the Vehicle line you will fiod et oar tta
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OPY SHADES* DUSTERS, &o.
Gftll and eu Amine for yourself, and if we cannot 'tait yon lt wm bo ?se
fault-. Very truly,
FEET WELL-HANKS 00., Anderson, ft'tt
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Through Pullman SleepingLC?fs on all Trains,
Convenient Schedules on all Local Traill
WINTER TOURIST' BATES are now Sn ?fleet* to all Florida'
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ONE CAB OF HOG FEED,
Have just received one Gar Load of HOG FEED
(Shorts) at ve?y close prices. Come beforelthey ase
all gone. Now is the time for throwing
Around your premises to prevent a case of fever or
some other disease, that will coat you very much more
than the price ol a barrel of Lime (91.00.) We have
a fresh shipment in stock, and will be glad to send yon
some* If voa contemplate buUding a barn or amy
other building, tee us before buying your- ?
CEMEHT ask HHE,
As we sell the very?[best*qoalitIe^"only.*