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J. V, CLINKSOALES, ) EDITORS AND
C. C. LANGSTON, < PROPRIETORS.
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ONE YEAR, - - - - $1 50
SIX MONTHS. - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, FKB. 7. lUOii.
A Texas tuan has gone into bank
ruptcy with liabilities of $7-iri,0U0
and no assets. Texas seems to he
as great in financial ability as in other
In Massachusetts woman's usur
pation of thc male employment Bphere
is becoming "an alarming social is
sue." More than 88 per cent of
the female workers are single. Clear
ly it is a case of competition or matri
Luke E. Wright, of Tennessee, who
has been Governor of the Philippines
sinco Secretary Taft retired, has been
appointed by President Roosevelt SB
the first Ambassador to Japan from
the United States. Gov. Wright is a
LCO?. J. H. Estell, editor of tho
Savannah News, has announced his
oacdidaey for Governor of Georgia.
That gives the voters of Georgia throe
newspaper men, two lawyers, one far
mer and one preaoher from whioh to
choose in casting their ballots for
Tho Southern Cotton Association
Las already accomplished great things
for thc farmers, despito the ridicule
and incredulity which it met with.
In futuro we look to eec it grow and
expand, and become the most power
ful organization in tho country. In
the bands of wiso leaders it will do
this, and tho farmers should seo to it
that none others are chosen.
A vote was reached in tho House of
Representatives last Friday on thc
Morgan bill, which provides for tho
abolition of the State dispensary and
leaves it to the counties to choose be
tween county dispensaries and prohi
bition. The vote was 63 to 47 io
favor of the bill. Representative Wat
son voted for the dispensary and
against the Morgan bill. Represen
tatives Ashley, Hall, Ruoker and
Tribble voted for the bill and against
the State dispensary. Thc bi!!, it is
believed, will pass the Senate.
It is aaid that the prospective can
didates for oounty offices, that ia to
say, those who are quito willing to
?old a luorative omeo if their frienda
and fellow citizens will elect them,
but aro not quite ready to cuter inio a
aoramble on an uncertainty ao early
in the aeaaon, are feeling around to
aaoertain what their ohanoea are.
The idea that high priceB for cotton
will both increase the cotton aoreage
and curtail the orop of candidates ia
a fallacy, and the orop of candidates
will be aa great and the queat for
office just as eager aa when cotton waa
worth only five oents. If the voters
don't believe it, let them keep their
eyes open and watch the office seekers
and hand shakers getting busy. Signs
of eleetion year are already to be seen
dall around us.
The ! way a single dollar fia dis
charge obligations, if it is kept on the
move, is something wonderful. If
every man in Anderson County made
np his mind that he would settle up
every dollar of indebtedness he could
afford to pay, the people would think
a Klondyke had been discovered some
where in thia seotion. A Georgia ex
change in speaking of the subjtct,
anya : "Those who wiah good busineea
conditions should keep on the move
whatever money reaohes their hands.
If more people kept thia in mind and
so soon ss they receive a dollar paid
jip their small debts, or big debtB if
they could, that money would in all
likelihood be quickly spent by the
mau who received it end thus help to
keep the wheels of trade moving and
business lively. Tho mau .who
-promptly paya bia billa ia putting
money into circulation ihat will in
directly help the neighbor that OWCB
him to pay the bill to him."
8outh Carolina stood aeeond among
Southern States a few yeera ago in
the number of her oil milla. This
position W.S imagine has not been lost
?ince the developmen t of new milla
lase been constant. Texas alono waa
Oaheadof nain this line three years
ago., In other worda, when ares and
population is eonaidered, thia 8tate
is far ahead of ali other parts of the
South in the development of the oil ta
well as cotton industry. South Caro
lina ia hard to .-beat in anything aha
tSSndertakes. But the time apparently
has arrived ?hen diversified manufac
taring should be preached as assidu
ously i aa diversified farming waa
preaohed some years ego. We do net
ao viiuoh need more oil and cotton
milla, a? ? we nee? more manufac
turing ebterpriaee of varied kic?s.
There is big room for development
in many Hues other than thoa*
which our p?cule are already, s
The pension department at Wash
ington reporta that within the last six
months twenty thousand pensioners
of the Civil war has died. The old
veterans of the I nion as well as pf
thc Confederate armies ar', rapidly
crost-ing over the river to rest under
the shade of the trees.
OUR COLUMBIA LETTER,
COM MI;I.\,S. C., Feb. 5.
Dining tho hint week th? House o'
Representatives has nettled its policy
ut regard to the dispensary and tho
liquor question in gt-uerul, and that
policy irt for the abolition of thu State
dispensary, local option between pro
hibition and the county dispensary in
every county except Charleston? where
the option includes high license also.
Tho bill in which tho principles are in
corporated has not yet boon cent to
the Senate, and it remains to bo seen
whether that body will in any way
agree to the policy which the house
The opposition to tho retention of
the State dispensary has been marked
all during the session, and oven those
who have in debate upheld the State
institution have not defended its man
agement, but have had to content
themselves with claiming that tbe case
against the management has not been
proved. But since this debate in the
HouBe the revelations in regard to the
Eurd?ase of labels by the State Board,
rought out by the investigating com
mittee now in session, may have viti
ated that claim and the discussion in
the Senate may have to take another
turn. At any rate the sentiment of
the people as reflected in the General
Assembly is against the State dispen
sant as an institution of monopolistic
and grafting tendencies and in favor
of county control of the whiskey ques
tion and in favor of the dispensary
regulations aa set down in the consti
tution. The prohibition sentiment,
as revealed in the several county elec
tions under the Brice law, is recog
nized and the victory for prohibition
in county elections has led sincere pro
hibitionists who would favor a State
prohibitory law to accept county op
tion OB advantageous to the prohibition
cause. The sentiment of the State
as reflected in the General Assembly
is also unmistakably opposed to any
license system, although under the in
lluence of tho Charleston delegation
and certain other inilueuces the Bouse
carno near having to accept a high
license provisi >n in the local option
law it hasp ?shed. The Morgan bill,
however, was amended BO as to exclude
high license in every county in tho
State except Charleston. This amend
ment was not opposed by even Mr.
Morgan himself, the author of the
measure, lt was formally proposed
by Mr. Sanders, of Spartanburg, but
was really the product of a conference
among the friends of the Morgan bill.
Mr. Morgan'uad Mr. Sanders led the
light for the bill. This tight lasted
practically the entire week, aa nothing
else waa done bv tbe House on Friday
and Thursday while the bill was also
under discussion at the night session
of Wednesday and Tuesday. The
tight for the dispensary-for this is
what it amounted to-was led by Mr.
Pritchards and Mr. Pollock and others,
and the debate was very general.
This is as it should be, for If the Sen
ale agrees to the measure it means
that the policy of Sonth Carolina in
its handling of the whiskey problem is
to be radically chang ed.
It is significant that the bill said to
embody the views of the staunchest
dispels .1/ supporters, euch as Sena?
tor Till u *&n, was not pressed for con
?idcii.w.on. This is the measure to
purify and reform the State dispensary
by putting safeguards around the pur
chase of whiskey. Similar measures,
at least with similar purposes, are
pending in the Senate, and it ie not un
likely that the attempt will bs sade te
put the celebrated Bavsor-Manniog
bill through in an amended formara
enbetitute for the Morgan bill *-h'?n lt
comes over from the House This
might throw the mattel into ? con
ference committee and complicate tho
Senator Manning, who ie a probable
candidate for Governor, is still dis
posed to support the dispensary sys
tem. Speaker Smith, who is also prob
ably a candidate, voted against the
Morgan bill, and is thereby claoBed
with the dispensary people, senator
Bien HO, who is an avowed candidate, is
a staunch dispensary supporter.
Lieut. Gov. Sloan has not yet had the
opportunity to express himself by vote
and may not have, as he votes only in
case of tie, but he is also understood
to bc a dispensary man. The Morgan
bill is almost identical with the plat
form announced about a year ago by
Mr. M. F. Ansel, of Greenville, an
avowed candidate for Governor. So
we are beginning to see where we are
at in the roce this summer. It must
not be fo?gott?s. however, that Sena
tor Tillman has promised to take the
stump in defenee of the dispensary.
The House last week placed itself on
record on another important matter,
that of compulsory education. The
mild bill making provision for the
compulsory attendance of children on
school for 100 days of the school year,
introduced by mr. Ksrsbsrr, cf
Florence, was killed by a vote of 50 to
06. This, however, is the largest vote
that has yet been cast for the principle
of compulsory education, and'shows
that sentiment is changing in favor
of the reform that has been advocated
only for the last few years in this
State. The next legislature will like
ly pats a compulsory education bill.
The Senate hae not yet passed any
important measuree but hae been
working steadily on matters of local
or minor importance which have to be
disposed of nef ore the other measures
come over from the House, lt has dis
cussed the reformatory and seems to
be favorably disposed lu that project.
lt has passed the bill increasing so
licitors' salaries, making the amount
The House has refused to consent
to the establishment of a model school
building at Winthrop on the ground
that the building is not needed. The
House has passed the bill to create
the position of bank examiner, al
though, to be eure, the constitution
estabules the office and the legisla
ture hat. m ver followed out the con -
St! tut ion ol injunction. The salary of
?&000 ii to be paid by the banks, '
The Legislature has yet to consider
the appropriation bill and the enpply
bill, which will bo brought in tufa
; week moBt likely. There are now Just
t^o weeks remaining of the session
and in that time tho work will be
nabed. An adjournment was taken
Saturday < nnul . - noon Tuesday
in order to allow the mem
bers to be at home today, which is
salesday, aod when they return two
session? a day will bo held until the
end. In addition many of the mem
beta have been attending the afternoon
sessions cf the diopenaary inveatigat
iegcom ttee. ...:v,, J.H.-. ;
- Grady Miller, son Wt Dr. R. L.
Miller, of Florida, Ala., was shot and
killed by a negro porter of tho Lake
view hotel at that 'p?ee, a few ?ayn
ago. The canso of th? tragedy is un*
known. The negro was found de td
shortly after he killed Miller. Young
Miller : wes a student at WofforiCol
Free Tobacco Seed.
I have ft Binall quantity of fino to
bacco Reed, of varieties united to thia
section, each package of which will
plaut from three to livo aerea.
Any person desiri UK a package will
ph ase write nu* nc Washington, carn
of tho House ot' Representatives.
A Alcntal An^uir.ti Case.
Haleigh, X. C., February 1.-A de
cision ju?t rendered in the .State Su
perior ?onrt in (guilfordCounty make?
a new departure ?L. North Carolina in
tho mattel of recovering damages
against corporations on the ground of
Tho Southern Railway is tho losing
defendant in this cane, and that tho
company and other railway companies
regard tho decision as very important
ia ovidenced by instruction which rail
road attorneys received today, to take
un appeal and carry it to the highest
Court, which inean? that it wiii prob
ably bo taken to tho Supremo Court of
tho United States.
W.I. Young, whoso family was at
tho time in Greensboro, N. C., receiv
ed a telegram while he was in Chat
tanooga, Tenn., notifying him of the
critical illness of a child and urging
him to hasten to Greensbtro, N. C.
He thereupon chartered a special from
the railroad authorities there, with tho
promise to land him in Greensboro
?is hr.izz beforo tho next regular train,
which ~"?dd not leave Chattanooga
for severa' hours. He paid the rail
road company $700 for the special, but
the special did not moke the trip with
in the time guaranteed, but actually
got to Greensboro twenty minutes
after the regular train on the same
system arrived there. When Young
reached his wife and child he found
the child had been dead just one hour.
He sued tho company for the recovery
of the $700 paid for the special (which
he alleges was hooked on co a slow
freight train for part of the trip) and
for $500 damages, alleging mental an
guish. The jury has awarded him the
full amount of the claim.
Director North Denounced.
Now York, February 5.-President
J. A. Tayror,^ of tho National Gin
oerB' Association, has mad? public
his sido of tho controversy which ho
has with Director North, of the cen
sus bureau, over the accuracy of the
ginncrs' reports published by the
bureau. Mr. Taylor says that leaks
in the bureau, which Mr. North told
him were impossible, are very prob
able, because five people, besides Mr.
North, have access to the 704 tele
grams received from tho South.
"It would be impossible for the
bureau uot to leak," says Mr. Taylor.
"On December 17 I waa informed on
good authority that the December re
port was known in Boston one day be
fore it was issued. As returns were
not all in at that time, it looked rath
er suspicions, and our report did not
aooord with oenBus department in
Texas, I wired Mr. North.
"Up to this time we had always
recognized the report as official, and
added the amount ginned during the
month, with the figures we were get
ting from our reports, to the census
figures, but as this iooked very suspi
cious we did not do so."
Mr. Taylor did not get any satisfac
tion by telegraphing, so he went to
Washington to investigate, and found,
so he says, that Mr. North has no
oheok upon his bureau.
Among 'other oritioiams mado of
the bureau Mr. Taylor says tbst Di
rector North told IUD oapvrivr, own
tary Metcalfe, that he bad twsnty add
ing mtshinee at work on the gin
nero* report, while Mr. Taylor dis
covered thst only two oleras were
working on it. Mr. Taylor also se
veroly criticises Direotor North for
not publishing the figures chowing
the amount of ginned cotton.
-- m 9 -
- The citizens of Greer have start
ed'a movement toereot a monument to
the late Policoman Foster, who, while
in the discharge of his ?duty, was shot
down io the street.
Notice o? Final 8etttera?at
Th? undersigned, Ex oe a trix of tbs
Batata of w. 3. prod, diossaed,
hereby ihres notice that eba will on
Monday, March 12tb, 1006. aopiy to
tho Jodge cf Probate for Anderson Coun
ty. S. rX, for a Final Settlement of asjd
Estate tuda discharge fsom hor office as
**"\?l*'y AN NA M t ELR 0 D,
F?b7.19Qg H &
" .. cnMP?oJCO irv. - j
Dy R.Y. H. Nance, Judge of Probate.
. ' Wastes* 9. T. Lrby, bas
applied to me te grant him Letters of
AcfmlnlatratJon cn the Estate and eSocts
XJIC c Silk Sale ever witnessed in
Anderson will commence at our Store
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8,
And continues until the many thou
sand yards are sold, ? : : : ; ? ;
LOT NO. 1 CON8I8TS OF
1000 yards of Silk. 20 inch Taffeta Silks, the kind that
wears, it is all Silk and cheap at 65c to 75c yaxd.
We offer them in ali the leadiog colors-Royal
Green, At rted Browns, Solid Grays, Lavender,
Nile, Turquoise, Ceil. Pink, Blacks, etc.-your choice
until the lot ie sold at only.39o yard
Four pieces 19 inch White China Silk, worth 40c, at... .25c yard
LOT 2 AT 39c YARD.
About 1000 yards of 27 inch China Silks, the best 50o
grades, in all the colors and black and white, your
choice at the price.39c yard
LOT 3 AT 85c. 7ABD.
Five pieces 36c incb Black Taffeta, guaranteed to bo bet*
ter than you can buy anywhere at $100 yard, our
price until closed at.85c yard
Several pieces of heavy 36 inch changeable colored Taf
feta Silks, the best 81.00 grade*, made in the ?ead- ;
ing colors and solid grays, at... J.85o yard
Five pieces of extra heavy 36 inch Black Taffeta Silk,
every yard warranted to give satisfaction and to bo
equal to any 81.50 goods you cnn buy, sale price...' 81.00 yd
One lot 36 inch fine Shepherd Plaid Silks, worth 81.25
yard, at.....81.00 yd
LOT 5 AT 49c. Yard.
One lot Fancy Plaid Silks, worth regular 75c to 81.00,
to cl cse at the price. .49c yard
The sa1? commences Thursday, Feb. 8, and con*
tlnues until the goods are sold. Nothing sold until
this day. Please don't ask credit-we sell for cash.
THE BEE HIVE,
C. H. BABLES.
Vv^e Have Loaaea XJt>
WITH TH K ?
TW ANTICIPATION-, of the big demand which quaHty and prico are sore
to bring. W? keep our entire $?ck rigbt up<todate, W-'?^^f ?wiy?i^
supply anything and everything in the GROCERY BINE, and we guaran
tee evcrythinft we asl! io bo the best for the price.
Bist Patent Flour.?5 50
... Best Half Patent ?lour.. ; ^^^^i^j^^?s^^^^^
Hog WonrVJuteBacke,.^60 ^ vf
Shortcy 100 lbj? Jtrto Sack?.............. 1 60 :
' / Wheat Bran, 80 iba. Jute Sacka.......... 1 00 ??%:
'., Bios, 16 and 25 lb*......, . . ?rl:,00,' \Vv';fev:v.
Hon Coffee, 7 lbs.....v.V? ..c^^.>^>>? i^/i;00'-^^^pS?^
- " Granulited Sugar, 1$ lbs...*. .*/;Vv;'v? W^^;:-^?m^iMsm
Wo have the exclusive eales of the Celebrated "Ban" and <*!?. & t,
Molasses ; also for ?Boiler K?n?' and MA|p>^
best in the land. It is to your interest to soe us before c?ying.
This E?tablls?asaoat lisa ?^n ?oHIngf
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years Daring all tba? time competitors
have come and gone^bat we^ha^ We have allays *old
Watch the Rush
Only one week more and the sale of Julius H. Weil & Co*?,
Special Bargain Sale will come to an end. .
lu behalf of our overworked Salespeople we wish that
you would be as patient as yon can when you come and
ii ad a Store foll of onoto mers. It will pay. you to wait a
few ra?DUtc?. \
We have employed a large number of extra Salespeople- ,*
to wait on the trade, and we do all in our power to give* J
you prompt attention, but remember we are having an J
awful rash. : v /'
We can cite no better proof of the downright, positive
and sharp reductions at this sale than the big throng or
?hrewd buyers who are responding daily.
Mere cheapness of price is nothing ; poor merchandise
is dear at any price.
But when merchandise of such recognized merit as that dis played at
this sale ia ofiered at suoh piice concessions it's quite another, thing.
Thousands of people have profited by thia sale-why not you ?
Goods exchanged or money refunded if yon are not perfectly pleased
with your purchase.
Julius H. Weil
113 Granite Row.
BEIN' AS HOW IT'S YOU 1
WJS have been pleading with onir; c^vm&tt ia p
quiet way for ten days not to delay the very impor
tant duty of laying in a 'iuU- ai*ppb/ of , : ; : : :
DE?H S r'aTEHT FLOUR
now while the price is cheap. - We have seen quito
a ?srge number of them in person, and havo saved
them money by selling them their Flonr;so that to
day they baye a profit of at least fifteen coats a '
y barrel ij?jt. Not wishing to alight any one, w? writ? 1
you Uiis tearful epistle, and say to yon that we will
still bold the same price open for yoi! 'till you 'have
had a reasonable opportunity to accept pur offer.
The price is pfcligedjio be higher, for tho all-sufficient
reason that the who?e&alo miller's price has alro&ily
adva?c^;; (^p. - i': barrel, ;and the prospects are that
? bas not; gotten good started yet. ; Pox &Wwko
have not used Bean's Patent of recent mo??b^;^r?
will say that it ia the beai baking Flour O?S tho mar?
: ; .pro'
Food liftw in thia State, the people aro at the mercy
Xoi; u?prinwpj?d ; millers wiiP use injurious adalto
: rants\t^&ft?$t^- bo aanmilated by the system',
and aro therefore productive ot e^oh ojseases a? '
appendicitis, and a dosen serions forms o? indigos
r?pm ,^?;. :^ear^,ibf.the b^t ?elected, matured
and thoroughly cored wheat, . : V /.:. v: . . : !:, r
^hen baying your -Spring bill ?$8o^^:1?et ue (jp
; V;^:you;y?ur Molasses. Xw*: bay? ; thV1^;line W*;j(::
ppB? carried? and at pjioes that will secure y our ord|j|p
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