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J. F. CLINHSCAI.ICB, \ EDITORS AKD
0. C. LANGSTON, i PROPRIETORS.
ONE YEAR, - - - - Si BO
SIX MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14, WOG.
The Americau hen is :i wonderful
hird. A Missouri fsruiir a few days
since carried a load of hay and a bas
ket of eggs to market. The eggs
brought more money than the hay.
In his paper, the Louisville Courier
Journal, Henry Watterson predicts
that Bryan aud Hearst will control the
next national Democratic convention
and regards Hearst as a presidential
The figures show that the United
Staies has contributed more to the
relief of tho suffering Jews of HUB
fi ia chan has been subscribed by thc
rest of tho world combined. The
United States is first in peace and
first in charity, declares the Atlanta
_ mm . -
Somebody is now saying .hat there
has been something crooked in thc
census reports on cotton It seems
impossible for the ingenuity of man
to devise a way of getting out euoh a
report so that it shall bo and always
remain free from suspicion. Too
much speculative money depends on
it. _ ^
Tho dispensary investigating com
mittee has requested Senator Tillman
to como before them and tell all ho
knows about corruption next Friday.
The senator has already signified his
willingness to testify. Ile should toll
the oommittco why be did not pay any
attention to Chief Constable FantY
The newspapers throughout tho
8tate are boasting of the prosperity of
the people in their respective coun
ties, and it makes UB feel good to hear
of it. However, tbore will be more
? prosperity in the State when our peo
ple oat more ([South Carolina raised
biscuit, corn-pone, pork, baoon and
beef, nod it will bo a prosperity based
on the most solid foundation.
In Congress thr committee reported
in favor of admiring two new States
made up of four territories-Indian
Territory and Oklahoma under the
latter name, and New Mexico and
< Arizona to form another State. This
will more than likely give the Demo
crats four more senators. The presi
dent favored this compromise, bot
'* tho proponed new States don't relish
the idea of being thus coupled to
Congressman A, F. Lever has in
troduced a bill to promote the dairy
industry of the United States, by ap
propriating $20,000 to be expended
through the dairy division of the De
partment of Agriculture, in co-opera
tion with individual dairymen and
State experiment stations in such
States most in need of suoh holp.
Thia is indeed a commendable meas
ure and it ia hoped that Congress will
make the appropriation.
* * "
A level-headed old bachelor was
Alderman Waters, of Toledo, who
died tho other day. It appears that
ho had threo sweethearts, either of
whom ho loved well enough to marry.
Bot he was deterred i\om beooming a
Benedict through fear that tho two
sweethearts who must necessarily have
been disappointed would bring suits
for breach cf promise. So be remain
ed a bachelor, and athis death be
queathed to each of tho three the sum
The farmer has been enjoying a
season of prosperity such as has sel
dom been his good fortune. The in
creasing population of the oities has
strengthened-'the demand upon his
resources and for his products. T,he
increase in living has not been felt
by him to any material degree, owing
to his limited needs aside from those
whioh he is able to satisfy at home.
The depression and despondency that
were once his lot have disappeared,
and he is the embodiment otr pros
perity and contentment,
Dr. Wallace Buttcriok, secretary of
the General Education Board, in an
address in Cleveland, Ohio, said that
he was thoroughly io accord with the
?iews of Bishop C B. Galloway, of
Mississippi, in regard to the question
pf negro edocatioo, stating that it
should bo recoge!ted that tho two
. rae?a will never mingle socially, that
; the . political power will always be in
the hands of the whites, that the
education of hand and mind and heart
w?s necessary in bringing the negro
to ? c?rreot view of ; his oi tue o ship.
Those are sensible views and if . Di.
Bu tte ri ck's northern friends will adopt
them the negro question > may be set
. eJe'4.s?^e^>hssa-dsys:' V
The Intelligencer is heart and soul
*ith the xWersin thai*'fight for better
prices.-1 Theiarwer is tKHi
adversity. On him depends the suc
cess of civilization ?nits higher attain
ments, and h?B condition should bc thc
first consideration ofoveryonc. In no
State docp every thin.; combine KO
favorably an in South Carolina to make
the farmer an independent citizen.
Kvcn thc railroads an; organizion
eonmr'.riii ?es into societicH to grow
marketable truck, and are giving them
eneourag? me II I to IR-lp the develop
ment and better the cauditiou of all
OUR COLUMBIA LETTER.
CoLDIHIA, S. C., Feb. 12.
By this timo next week tho fate of
the dispensary, Mur?an bill ami alb
will have been settled. This General
Assembly is now entering upon thu
last week of tbosesB?ou, and it in very
doubtful whether its work will bo any
where near completed when the final
adjournment ia taken, after tho hands
of 'ho legislative clock have been
t urned back in tho small hourn of next
Sunday morning. Fur it is likely that
adjournment will not hu reached be
fore thon, and HO luftuy aro ibu meab
ures on tho calendars that there han
been some talk of nu extra session in
order to complete tho work. However,
that ie not likely.
There was no session on Monday,
Salesday, and tho lirat day in tho
House this week was tuken up with
further discussion of tho Morgan bill,
which was finally passed by a vote of
03 to 40. Tho bill was then sent over
to tho Senate, where it was taken up
for discussion Friday night. Senator
Brice, author of the now justly famous
Brice law, made the first speech on
tho subject, his remarks being in
reality a denunciation of tho dispen
sary and Senator Tillman. The
Morgan bill was attacked in a logical
and clear-cut argument by Senator
Walker of (Georgetown. .Tho matter
did not come up tho next day and will
be taken up this morning, probably
and a vote may be bad Tuesday, lt is
most likely that the Morgan bill will
bo rejected in the Senate and that it
will not receive more than 10 vote", 21
being necessary to pass it, if all mem
bers aro present.
A tenture of tbo discussion of the
dispensary in tho Senate was tho
speech made during tho week by Sen
ator Talbert, of Edgetield, who has in
troduced a straight, prohibition bill,
which he supp JIted in an unusually
futirles? address, nttacking tho dispen
sary and Senator Tillman, whoso homo
county be represents. His bill was
The House killed the ten hour bill
by a vote which shows that the senti
ment in favor of the bill is stronger
this year than it was last year, and re
v?ala the possibility of the enactment
of such a law at no distant day. A
similar bill pending in the Senate was
killed when it became apparent that
the other bill could not pass the house.
The appropriation bill went through
the House with less discussion and
division than usual. The bill carrito
an appropriation of $1,280,8(10.00. To
tho bill was added another $50,000 for
pensions for Confederate Veterans,
making the total appropriation for
pensions $250,000 instead of $200,000.
The supply bill carries a tns of one
mill for pensions and tho State levy ia
four mille, making a total tax lev> of
five mills. About the only fight over
the appropriations was on the amount
given the department of immigration,
an effort beiug ?nade to strike out the
appropriation of 88.0'K) for expenses in
this department. When thia motion
was mado it was agreed to take up the
penning bill to abolish the department
and the fight WSB squarely made, with
tho result that tho department sur
vives and gets what was asked for.
The college appropriations were not
changed, but toe hill to provide a
model school at Winthrop was kilted
earlier in the seiaion.
The Senate hs? finally passed the re
formatory measure, but in a greatly
changed form, with an appropriation
of only 85,000 and no provision for its
maintenance. The Senate has also
passed the bill to provide for a board
of pardons, which will likely become
law. The Senate after disposing of
the dispenary will take up the appro
priation bill sud may make several
changes. Bot before the dispensary is
dismicised hy the Senate, it must be
remembered, that body if it kills the
Morgan bill will be called on to con
conBider tho several measures proposed
to "purify" the dispensary. It is
doubtful if any of them will pass and
if one of them should pass it would bo
rejected by the House? eo that the not
result of dispensary legislation at
this session ie likely to be nothing at
But the sessions of the dispensary
investiga tin g committee continue this
week, and moy will bo of even more
interest perhaps than tho action of
the G one* ?I Assembly. J. II. .
. Rally Meeting.
Program for the Rally Meeting of
the Second District of the Salada As
sociation, to beheld atHonea Path on
Tuesday, February 2?:
10:80 u. m.-Devotional Exorcises
conducted by Mrs. Tate.
Address of Welcome by Miss Carrie
McGee. Response by Misa Mamie
Poore. ? v,
Talk by Mrs. J. I). Chapman,
Business session and adjourn for
Paper hy Mrs. Jennie Crymee
"How cnn we Interest more of our
Christian Women in Mission Work!"
Talk by M486 Berger.
Mrs. W. J. McGee,
Mrs. J. W. Perry,
Mrs. L. A. Brook.
Miss Lunie Wright,
Constable lani's Letter to Senator B. R.
Tho i'our-"ear-ohl letter of Consta-j
hie J. lt. Faut to Senator lt. K. Till- ! '
mun, now in the limul* ot the legisla- ?
live iuvestigutiug committee, in uno of
tho in?.?* interesting documents yet
produced in the inv<-Htij;atioii, ?in it '
shows that an oflicial holding ellice
mulei- tho dispensary law WHS even in j
1901 willing to Hiistain chargea ot cor- '
rapt ion in th? pystem.
Thu U tter in lull is an follows:
.Spin tnnburg, ,S. C.,
Dec. 29, 1001. ?
Senator 15. li. Tillman, Trenton, S. C. !
Hear .Sir: 1 know that yon will bo
sur prised to reeeive such a letter ironi
ni?!, hut I ft-c! it my duty to let you
know the situation, knowing tho inter
est t?.ut you have tuken in tho dispen
sary law and itH enforcement. Tho
management ol' tho dispensary law lias
become corrupt. Men aro speculating
on constabulary positions. They Hell a
chiefs place tor $150 and a private's
placo from $25 to 850. This city beem
ed to have been heaoqunrtc.s. Mr.
Hill Mcgowan, United States Commis
sioner and former partner of U. X.
Gunter in tho practico of law in this
city, is soliciting agent. Ile sends the
applications to some ono in Columbia
and they get the governor to appoint
thu parties. Mr. McGowan told a
number of parties that Mr. U. X. Gun
ter was getting the appointments at
Columbia. 1 exposed the whole thing
to .the governor and they now have
adopted unotbor plan by taking a part
of tbe constable's salary at the end of
each month. They also speculate on
the county boards of control position.
One of the county board of control of
this county, Mr. Mark Kudisal, told me
in the presence of another gentleman
that ho paid U. X. Gunter $125 for hie
position on the boord. The connty
board is corrupt, especially as to beer
privileges. 1 bave abundant proof of
this fact. ti. G. LaFar, the constable
that you discharged at Florence for
immoral conduct, hus become a com
mon thief. He is the chief constable
stationed at Greenville. Ile coi zen
liquor in the name of the State and
ships it to State otUcials as presents.
He shipped livo gallons to Col. W, W.
H ar rip, who is iu charge of the con
stabulary force of the State and also
clerk of tho State board of control.
Mr. Harris has received other presente
from him that were seized in the name
of the State. I bave proofs of num
bers of pistols that this man seized in
the name of the State and converted
them to his own UBO. Mr. S. T. Howie
told mo that Mr. W. W. Harris had
received money for getting persons on
the constabulary force; that he him
self had paid him through Mr. Duo
Miles for making him chief consta
J.E. Moorehead told me that Mr.
Harris ordered! him not to seize
liquor in blind tigers in Columbia.
Told bim that Ben David, a noted
blind tiger in Columbia, would have a
large supply of liquor during fair week
and for him not to interfere with him.
Mr. Harris ha? complete control in
Columbia for a number of years and
during tb&t time the blind tigers have
been just as bad as they have been in
Charleston. You remember how com
pletely 1 broke them up in Colombia
while you were governor. They could
only sell from their pockets. I have
been to Columbia twice on oflicial
business during the administration of
the present governor and they made
me pay my railroad expanses to and
from. I am satisfied that thia waa
done by Mr. Harris to keep me away
from Columbia sr? that I would noe
catch on to the rascality that waB be
ing practiced tbore. I have only men
tioned a few of the charges that 1
could bring against the officers that 1
have mentioned if an investigation
was held. I would respectfully ask
you to use y oar influence to oust Col.
?? . ?? . uni MS ATOUi mc puuiuuu ~.UWJ
he now occupies OB ho 1B damaging tbe
dispensary law by his management of
the same. If the present governor
offers for re-election and uses tbe same
tactics that he did before he will cer
tainly be elected. Mr. Harris hired
private detectives to go to all the cam
paign meetings in this county at $8'
per diem to electioneer for him and
?aid them out of the dispensary fund.
? these detectives were used in all tho
counties you can guess what an effect
rt -woald have. 1 do not think - that
such'expense should be charged up
against the dispensary law or made to
appear as expenses in the enforcement
rot the law. I can name these detec
tives if necessary. Senator.
I have written you this in strict
confidence. I am moro than willing
to go before any investigating com
mittee and bring out the facta that I
have stated in this letter by giving
dates and witnesses to prove the sam?,
and know a dozen other constables
.who are anxious to go.before a com
mittee and testify ns to'what they
know. I have not kept alt this to roy
sal ?but have told two' of tb? legisla
+ Itt ?41 h?. A tn sv? uAm ?r? <rv?W ? f h fr? ?nn/iA? ?OT T
-?.MA VU WJL QUUIU V-A,*tlJlO a UOVUI1VJ . a.
write this so that you can'advise esl
do not wish to do anything to hurt the
dispensary law, ".With,.;kir?de*t re
garde,- I remain as ever, - v
. Your trna friend?
2 ? J. R. Fahfc. r
Carlie, wife ?f Mr. Sylvester Craw-!
ford, died at the home of. ber parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Crawford. Feb. 0,
1000. at 11:20 o'clock p. m. I
She bad been afflicted for about flvo
months with that dreaded disease* con
sumption. She bore her affliction with;
?atienco and was ready when her
[eavenly Father, called her to hot
home on high. Besides a husband,
father and mother? she leaves three
aisters and five brothers to cherish her
memory. The interment took place
at Cedar Grove Church, near Belton*
Thursday, Feb. 8.
May her friends and loved one * be
willing to say, God w?rk?th nil things
best for those who love Him.
? ;. :-:"\y'^'--A-Friend.;
Mr Co c?an Takes Charge.
Mr. Ernest P. Cochran arrived in
Charleaton today and armed with his
uouiniiHKion from President Roosevelt,
repaired before Judgu Untwley, i >
open court, where ho took the oath i>f
office and entered upon tho discharge
of his duties.
There was no formality attending
tho induction of Mr. Cochran into
oflice. His customary for tho incum
bent to be on hand, but Capt. John C.
Capers was forced to leave the city
yesterday afternoon on account of tho
illness ot Iiis child at Greenville, nnd
he couid not observo tho usual cus
Mr. Cochran line served eeveral
terms na assistant district attorney und
ho will be perfectly nt homo in charge
of tile ellice. Ho ia an able lawyer,
possessing tho regard and confidence
of tho entire bar of the Stato, a? has
already been stated, and tho appoint
ment ia in every way very satisfac
Mr. Cochran was asked today about
the appointment of tfie assistant attor
neys, but ho stated that he had not
had sufficient timo to consider the
matter and conld not speak of his
plans as yet. Ho Baid. however, that
there will be no immediate changes in
tho ofiice. Tiio BOT vices of Mr. John
L. Heidtmann, who is a particularly
,"ood official, will probably be retained
in the position of clerk of the office,
Tho assistant attorneys of the office
are at present Mesare. T. W. Bacot, of
Charfeaton, aud Lawson D. Melton, of
Mr. Cochran will continue to ruriko
his homo at Anderson, coming to
Charleston on soch occasions ns th?
duties of tho olfico require.-Charles
ton Post, 11th inst.
The End of The World
of trouble? that robbed E. fl. Wolfe, of
Hour Grove, Ia., of all imcfuInoH". came
when ho bagan taking Electric Bittere.
Ho write?: "Two years ago Kidney
trouble caused me proat suffering, whrk
I wouUi never httvo Hurvlved bad I not
taken Electric Bitten?. They also cured
me of General Debility. S-JIO cure for
ail Stomach, Liver and Kidney com
plaint?, Blood diseases, Headache, D!z
zlneaa and Weakness or bodily decline.
Pilce 50c. Guaranteed by Orr, Gray &
Co's, drug store.
Poultry Netting in alf heights 1? car
ried by Sullivan Hdw. Co.
Don't self your hides before you get to
the city, but bring them to headquarters
for highest market prices and honest
weights. We aro wholesale and retail
buyers of hides and are therefore in posi
tion to pay higher prices ?lmud?ja?l deal
ore. v J * * FANT BROS.
Opposite Brfssey'B Lumber Yard.
Feb 14, 1900 35 2*
That we ara selling for Cash more
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Clothing,
Furnishings, Etc.; than any other
Store in Anderson-conclusive evi
dence that we sell the host Goods 10
to 25 per cent cheaper than yon can
buy elsewhere. :::::::::
OUR SILE SALE
Is prcving a wonderful success. We are Belling 19 inch. Taffeta
Silks, 27 and 36 inch China Silks, 36 inch Taffetas in plain Macks,
changeable and checks, at 20 to 50 per cent 1\*5 than yon ern
buy them elsewhere.
t OUR SHOE SALE <
^k\s a record- breaker. Just simply could not servo all of oar
customers Saturday, but we have hundreds of pairs of this Bar
gain lot left. Wo are selling
D&via & Daniel's $1.50 Ladies* Shoes at the pair...... -,.. 98c
92.00 Men's and Ladies' Shoes at the pair...,..... f.. .?1.49 |
We are agents for Queen Quality and Walkover Shoes for,
Ladies aod men.
DRESS GOODS SPECIALS
1000 yarda Blouse Linen at the yard only?...........,..... 10o
36 inch Blosse Lines st the yaru ?$ly;. ?-? . ? ? _ ? _., j ,. " . ? i fin
Best 10o Bleaching at the yard onljv .... ?.......... i.... ' 8c
Yard-wide Bleaching at the yard only.... vvv>..>.y?y*?;T?.V'5a .
Ail wool Red Flannel ot the jsj&&'*? JW*:* ^yi-^^^iii^^^
60 dozen Ladifa* Bibbed Hose, worth 15o, at the pair...-. ?yi l?e '
50 dozen Men's Seamless Sooks at the pair................, '6c
CO doze a Men's Fast Colored Fanoy Striped Hose, worth 25c,
! ;. at ? he pair?.. ................ .^. ._?_?-.?.:VV/-;103DI5
Boys' Wool Hate, each.. ... R ,R. A? .... ? '6??'
Ko, 40 all silk satin Ribbons; korth 20c, at the y?r^ .... V.. 10b . .
THE BEE HIVE,
SELLS FO? LESS.
Watch the Rust
. - of ~
Only one week more and ijhe sale of Julius H. Weil & Co'e*
Special Bargain Sale will come to an end.
ID behalf of .our overworked Salespeople ve wish tlmfc
you would be aa patient as you can when yon oomeund',
lind a Stoic full of customer. It will pay you to wait a;
We have employed a large number of extra Salespeople
to wait on the trade? and we do all in our power to give
yon prompt attention; but remember we are having an
awful rush. ;
We can cite no better proof of the downright, positivo
and sharp redactions at this sale than the big throng of
shrewd buyers who are responding daily.
Mere cheapness of price is nothing ; poor merchandise/
ir dear at any price.
But when merchandise of such recognized merit as *hat displayed
thin sale is offered at sOoh price concseaiono it's .buite another thing.
Thousands of people have profited by ima sale~whyiioi you ?
Oocdo exchanged or money, refunded if .you; aro; -, not perfectly, pl?
with your purchase?.' ,: .. v '
113 Granite Kow.
V wm , . WmWm????mSm?.
IN ; Al?TIOIP?x*I?|? of tho big demand which quality and price are .
to bring. We keep cur entire Stock ; rig? up-todate, and we ean ali
supply anything^d^ a nd we gua
: < .,Beat Patent Flour...'"^wE&'i.^.'?Ol^felk-vi
? ^ ; Beat tThreo^ S 00
So^Flon*;^ 2 60 .
?horts, ?QO lb* *T?te Sa?ks; v.\ .-.... .//... 1 ?50
Rice. 16 and 25 lbs. 1 00
best in the land. It is to your interest to se? ns b?fore buying.
BY GLINKSCALES & LANGST0N7 ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1906. VOLUME XLI-NO. 35.