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O. C. LANGSTON, S PBOI?KIKTORB.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL ll, lim.
Thc husband has some rights lift
in Pennsylvania. A Philadelphia
judge haB decided that a wile han no
right to take her husband's pay enve
John Sharp Williams wants to re
duco the tariff on bides seventy per
oent. so that shoes may be cheaper.
Southern Democrats always look kind
ly after tho interests of the poor fel
lows who have to walk.
The latest from tho White House is
that President Roosevelt is not try
ing to dictate to Congress, but if Con
gress doesn't give h.m the kind of rate
bill he wants he will make Congress
sweat for it-that is, in special ses
sion all Bummer.
The Spartanburg Journal very truly
says that it is unfortunate that the
law doos not allow tho aol giving old
Confederate soldiers immunity from
licenses to conduct business, to be
operative. The old soldiers aro fast
passing away, and many of them are
not finding the ond of the journey
strewn with rosen.
The Brazilian Qovernment having
offered a honorarium of $2,000,000 to
any one who will produco a euro for
consumption, there seems to be no
reason why somo struggling genius in
this country should not soon be rolling
in affluence. Hardly a day passes
that we do not hear of 6ome infallible
cure for consumption; thus it would
seem to be merely a matter of who can
make the speediest trip down there to
filo his claim.
THE ALL-COTTON CONFERENCE.
Great good to all cotton interests
may be expected from the conference
to bo held in Washington May 1st, in
which every branoh of tho cotton in
dustry, from the planting of tho seed
to the conversion of the staple into
its most highly finished products, is
io he represented.
Representatives of tho ootton grow
ers and of tho ginners will be brought
into close communication with those
of the cotton manufaotureiB of this
country and of Europe and with rep
resentatives of tho Cotton exobangos
of New Orleans, New York and Liver
In such a conference much may
bo dono to reduce the limit of risk
and uncertainty both in the growing
and the manufaoture of the South's
great staple. Tho problem of first
importance to the grower is to come
as oear SB possible to making just so
muoh ootton as the spinners will take
at remunerativo pri?es. For tho man
ufacturers the first thing is to get all
the raw matosial that they can work
up and sell at good profit.
Of courso, the millennium will
nev?f o erne in whioh tho man who
grows the ootton will not want the
boat possible prioo for it. or when the
man who works it up will not want to
buy it as cheaply aa he oan. But free
exchange of view and exporienocs will
help eaoh to a better understanding of
what he oan do.
With respt'ot to the baling, ware
. housing and transportation of the
crop, the men who gin and ship it
may learn much that will be worth
while i rom those who reoeivo and
open tho bales.
Since the ootton grower first assert
ed himself, kb out a yesr ago, in a
well*mansged business organization,
the entire commercial and manufac
turing world of cotton haB realized
that he is a man to be reckoned witb.
Ia a conference such as is planned for
May there are possibilities of learning
muoh as to the best ways of using his
power. Tho fundamental faot in tho
relation between grower and manu
facturer is that each is neoeesary to
the other; and both, want to cut out
An Address to the Lawyers?
Colombia, 8. C., April 9.
"The drat volume of my "Bench and
Bar" havir ? been completed, which
contais ^ etches of the lives of our
li J?ujges, the second volume now being
prepared ie to contain sketches of our
Lawyers in the great Confederate
? Forty-one years ago today the law
yere, who survived this terrible con
flict, left their arma at Appomattox, to
return to their rained homes, where a
great many found the chimney a of
their once beautiful homes standing ns
Silent sentinels reminding them of the
terrors of.war. - . .
what could eur people have done
without the ala of ra?vJawyere to pro
. tect them ir the Courts* when they
ruthlessly dragged frpnr ?heir homes,
op the slightest eh argo of the most un
?^p?1?V Vw*atch- diiHog- the dark
?Saja from 18t? to 1877!
WWm?P the" Jaugeage . of ; an ; elo
quent and gifted Judge: *'the
great lawyers dd notlive in -
tory; Unless their cod tv m pore nos
. Chronicle their?:pattimi&ucr?</tffr6j
/airmen pf ibooghr, ?fed* ?peech who
?\- elect! if y au; audience? ?ive unwearied
study and prepar? ?u? ?O f. cs$r,-ssS^-.:
great arguments which Uro in the
numoriea of those who hear them amt,
di? with the generation. The groat
labor, the earnest thought tin? day and
night study that makes them to pro
duce the severe logic, tho magnificent
burst of eloquence, tin? argument that
convinces the lilied and eleetrilieii the
jury and tho audience, pass away with
the occasion ami only I?wo in tho mem
ories of those who heard them, and can
no more he produced. Ho could not do
it himself because the inspiration in
gone, and no ioportet- eau do it be
cause he coi?ld ??n!y write tn? words
but never give a picture id the niau no
he stood glorified in his burning clo*
Shall Hie I5ve? of such men not be
recorded? I earnestly beg tho law?
ye rs who wore the gray in thc; sixties to
iiid us in lins great work and tell us
ol the gallant deeds ol tho lawyers
who dit'd on tho battle Heida, in the
I hospitals and in cold and cheerless
Kvery Conn i y in ibo o?ate has pro- ?
dticed great lawyers. Tho learning,
eloquence and high character of tho
bar of this State is well known al
ready and constitutes one of '.he
brightest pages in her history.
U, ll. Hrooks.
Mr. Lyon is Provoked.
(News and Courier.)
Columbia, April 0.-The sub com
mittee of the dispensai}- investigating
committee, consisting of Messrs. J.
Fraser Lyon and N. Christenden. Jr.,
which haB been most active and ef
fective In its work, does not like the
insinuation made in the "Address1' of
Senator Tillman on the dispensary sit
uation. The members of this commit
tee have worked an no others have
ever done in connection with the die
fiensary meas. They have been fear
ess and painstaking in their efforts,
and even a mild insinuation is unde
served. Mr. Lyon, of Hie sub-com
mittee, has written a letter to ono of
tho attorneys, who is at work on a
claim against the dispensary, in which
he has some very sharp things to say,
which makosome of tho liveliest litera
turo in connection with the dispensary.
The letter reads as follows:
Abbeville, 8. C.. April 13, 1000.
Your two letters of recent date were
received by me upon my return home
yesterday, after an absence of about
two weeks. You will, therefore, un
derstand why you have not had an
earlier reply. While it is true that 1
do not think there is any good reason
for withholding payment of the claim
of tho Cook &. liernlieimer Company,
of New York, still, as I have said
heretofore, 1 will not give roy consent
to the payment ol' this or any other
dispensary claim now held up until
the matter of such payment is discuss
ed at a public session of our commit
tee. I feel sure that you will appre
ciate my position in this matter, es
pecially since the publication of Sena
tor Tillman's "Address to the People
of South Carolina," in which he says:
"Is there not plenty of opportunity for
more graft and secret transactions in
regard to the settlement of these ac
counts? Will not the Legislative com
mittee be suspected of corruption if it
does not get in the middle of the road,
and stay there; that is, stand by the
law, obey it itBelf and require others
to do so? Why BO much delay?" Yon
see this additional reason for my posi
tion. lt is unfortunate for your clients
to have had dealings with an institu
tion which no ono cnn oven investigate
without having it suggested or insinu
ated that be may bu a grafter, or at
least has a good opportunity to steal.
While 1 regard this reference to our
committee as only a shrewd attempt to
shake public confidence in us, and in
tended to obstruct and interfere with
our work, which is evidently becoming
distasteful to roany of those who are
irrevocably wedded to the dispensary,
?till, when I see this proneness to criti
cise us, I wish to b? especially careful
not to put myself in a position that
could, with even a color of justice, be
In your letter of March 20 you poe
tically asked the question ana sincere
ly, "Why so much delay!" I know no
fact that I have learned in the dispen
sary investigation that I shall inten
tionally withhold from the public.
Sometimes I do not think it best foi
the success of the investigation to re
veal facts and suspicions aa soon M
they come to me, or to disclose oui
p?aos for the future, so in this easel
will answer your question only BO fal
as I thiele the present status ot the in
Vestiffation justifies. We are trying t<
get the facts in regard to se vend ?us
Eldons matters which we think shouh
e investigated. Among them is tin
statement, ns I recall it, of Senato:
Tillman that he returned certain re
bates to a distillery. We wish iu dui
the credits on the books of the distil
lory, showing the amount bf rebate:
which Senator said he returned as i
frift for the gratitude ho foleto th?
iquor concern crediting the State o
South Carolina. Besides this then
has come to my ears a tumor, tnt
source of which I do not now recall
but which I think should be looke<
'into, that Senator Tillman, wnen uov
ornor, was presented with a piano by i
liquor concern, lt may bo that re
ceints may be ehown for the rebate
which may have been returned, am
for payment of this piano which ma'
have been received, as waa rumored ti
be the satisfactory explanation in th
caBo of the Towill horae matter.
Still, we do not know the facts in re
gard to these things and think thi
Legislature intended for us to investi
gate buch transactions as these, as wei
as other vague and uncertain matter
to which common rumor gives eur
reney. We must do our duty iu look
lug into theso things and you ma:
judge by the above samples that wi
must have much time in doing it
Furthermore it ia not expedient, and ]
would not approve of tho committei
holding a public sessio \ every timi
Senator Christensen and I have dom
all we can in examining each claim. J
recognize the fact that we may bi
chasing a will-o-the-wiap in all oj
these matters, and that your client!
may sutler in the meantime, but wheth
er our efforts be such a chase or not it
seems certain that io all event? om
committee must walk through thc
. The opinion is ao prevalent that thc
dispensary baa been a breeder of BC
much corruption that no one cac
touch it without the suspicion of some?
one being aroused. Unfortunately, ic
tho cose of our committee, the Insinua*
tioo^of this Bueuicion is cast upon ut
in to? pabilo prints by one who, abor?
all others, may know of the innermost
affairs of the dispensary as transacted
by its officers since ita inception.
? trust, however, that we will unnltj
emerge from onr distasteful task mer
i ting the coniidecce asd approval of all
honest citizens. Believing that thu
will patiefactori?y explain our delay,
? am yours very truly,
v J. Fraser Lyon.
. The Bub committee has been at
work for some ilma investigating so
counts." . : -.v.- . : :. A. K. .
Car dbfTftaoks, :
Mr. Editor: Please give np space ii
your paper to express our si neen
thanks. to onr neighbors and friend'
for their many acts of kindness kak
ty mopthy shown ne during tho pro
tracied illness and death of ont;be
loved husband nnd father.. . May :h<
richest blosaibg of Heaven i est or
.ibero. Mrs; is. COwcu.
iii . .:i>.j.:.pw?n:
Conference That Alte?is Cotton.
Probably thc most important cottou
conference ever hold will take piaec in
Washington about the Grut of next
month. The conference will be be
tween the spinners, representing prac
tieally every mil' in thc world, and
tho officers of the ?Southern Cotton
Association. Mr. H. D. Smith, pres
ident of the South Carolina brauch
of thc association and member of the
executive cf'.umittec, was in thc city
Saturday. In regard to the meeting
Mr. Smith said that he believed that
the coufereuee would mean more to
the farmers of the South than could
"The farmers are now in position
to dictate to tho spinner," said Mr.
Smith. "He is not going to hold up
tho mill man or the consumer but he
is going to demand a fair price for
his cotton. I am satisfied that tbe
mill men who attend this conference
will see exactly the position of the
cotton planter and will readily agree
to fix a price or deal with the cotton
planter in a way that will take cotton
entirely out of tho speculative mar
ket. I am going to advocate doing
away with the middle men and com
mission men altogether and selling
direot to the mills through represen
tatives of tho cotton association. It
is muoh better to deal direct, and
when one stops to think how unbusi
nesslike the methods of tho Southern
farmer have been since cotton was
first planted it is a wonder that no
move like this was made before."
Io speaking of the general outlook
for the farmer, Mr. Smith said that
tho only discouraging feature of the
year was the faot that too muoh hay
and other stock foods were now ship
ped from the West instead of being
raised at home. Tho members of the
association aro doing all, they can to
! urgo tho farmers to diversify their
crops, and Mr. Smith said that tho
article in The State by Mr. Mciver
Williamson on corn planting had bcon
widely circulated. Mr. Williamson
has aided tho association by deliver
ing a number of addresses to the
i farmers in his sootion of the country
I showing them how to diversify their
crops and illustrating his syBtem of
Altogether Mr.' Smith thinks that
the coming season is the brightest in
the history of the farmer and that if
the rules of the association are ad
hered to the prices wanted will be ob
Clemson College Trustees.
Greenville, April 9.-At the annual
meeting of the trustees of Clemson
Agricultural College, held today, it
was decided to expend $66,000 in the
way of improvements at the institu
tion during the next few months.
Besides extensive repairs to the
building and grounds, a printing de
partment will be added to the oohool's
The mooting today was attended by
Senator B. B. Ti?lman. who will prob
ably retara direot to Washington.
? i-i -m
Shouting at Brooks, Ga.
Brooks, Gs., April 9.-Last , night
A. L. MoKneely, of this place, shot
and killed hf s own nephew, Robert
Morrow, seriously wounded S. A.
Putnam, a neighbor, and a twelve
year-old boy, and was killed by J. T.
Hin8on, while in the aot of aiming a
gun at Mrs. Hinson. Tho amputation
of Mr. Putnam's left arm beoame
necessary from his wound, although
it is nos, believed the result wi!! be
, MoKneely, it is said, was intoxi
cated and started out to avenge some
differences that had arisen between
bim and his noighbors. He shot his
nephew, evidently believing him tb
bo, J. T. Hi neon.
Notloe to Demooratio Clubs.
By order of tho 8 tato Democratic Com
mittee, at a meeting'held on April Sib.
10C0, a convention of the Damoeratlo
party of South Carolina ts called to toko
place on>nfay 16tb, 1906,. In efeordano*
with the provision of the Constitution of
tb*? p?rtr. .. /. Jr ..
Tue Fi eal J eu te of tho several D?mo
cratie cl nba of Anderson County aro di
rected to assemble their clubs on Satur
day, April 2Stb, 1006, for the parpo** of
electiog delegates to tho County Con
vention, which will assemble May 7th,
1006, for the purpose of electing defer a o >
to tba State Convention. AU ainu?
should meet, reorganizo and elect dele
gatea on April 28th, aa above directed, In
urder to be entitled to representation in
.ho County Convention, aud ir. ordt.r to
be-represented by voting preclnita lo the
coming primary. 1
H. H. Watkins, County Chua'n.
E. WV Lrwg, Secretary. ? ?
Judge of Probate's Sale.
STATIS OP SOUTH CAROLINA, |f
' -, In ?As Court of Common Pleas.
Linra WiUlamann, Plaintiff. .ys.;Ix>opia!
Washington. Marion Washington. fo*Si
Richie* Jel??-^Bt^l&Vtek-. tto*I?v
Madie Richie. Baulah Richie, Tea
Ktcbie. TM'*^fy *!^F!S?b**
ton and Fanni? Lnwhs, Defendant*.
Paradant to an order of aale grout
ed horelo,- I will adi on Salway io
Hotwx in the City ot Anderson, a C.
TUESDAY. APRIL IO. 1906.
At 9 o'clock, we put on Salo the Grandest Array of
New and Up*to-Date Silks ever shown in Anderson.
Lot No. 1 at 30c.
Several hundred yards of Fancy Bilk?, bought from fjrced sales,
cheap at 50c, new patterns, sale price.. 30o
Lot No. 2 at 35c and 39c.
Nico assortment pretty patterns 24*inih Flowered China Siike
worth 50c yard, at. 35c
Big lot of Foille Brilliants, in pink, blue, white, champagne,
black, navy blue and new grey, cheap nt 50o jard, sale
Big assortment 27-inch China Silks, much heavier than one in our
last tale at 39c. This is a good 60c value in pink, blue, gar
net, new grey, champagne, black, white, navy blue, Alice
blue, sale price the yard. .39}o
Lot No. 3 at 49c and 50o.
Several hundred yards of pretty new designs in new greys and a
general assortment of new patterns in Fancy Taffetas, neat
stripes, etc. This is a genuine 76c high grade Bilk, at the
Nice lot of Persian designs and pretty new black and white stripes,
worth 85c yard, at. 50c
Lot No. 4 at 60c.
Nice lot of New Greys and Assorted Cobie in the best 85c grade
of Fancy t?? i kp, cheap at 85c yard, sale price. 60o
One piece Large Flowered Silk, newest thing out, best $100
grade, at.;. . 75c
Lot No. 5 at 85c and 99c.
One lot 36-inch Changeable Silks and 36 inch Black Taffetas, best
81.00 grade, our sale price. :. 85o
Big lot of 36-inch Heavy White Taffeta Silks, worth 31.25 yard,
Nice lot of 36-inch new Light Greys, and nice, fine checks in
pretty shades of green, blue, black and white, reseda, etc.,
cheap at 81.50 yard, our price the yard. 99o
ESP Remember, there are a great many Silks in the lot we
can't mention. Your seeing means your buying.
CST Remember, the tale commences TUESDAY, APBIL
10th, and continues till they are sold.
Come and look them over. You will go off talking about
them, if you don't rrisL to buy.
THE BEE HIVE,
G. Hm BASLES.
WE MUST HAVE ROOM !
We are opening np tho larg?tt; inost complete and
stylish array o?- }\
We ever carried,
for the immense Stook of Shoes we now have, rather than %.s^ cramped
that we cannot display .t?iem?;a* they deserve we nAve decided opon a plan of
reduction that W?U move tnem ont pf ; A
ooiBt ns something, to he s?re^ but we ??nie that we will he the jgainew in th?
end, fdr we rnean that every Shoe that, we tell on this apeciaV r?duction ?^e
shall make us a r^rmanent e^
bf the superior merits of our Shoes. We have ?? bid s?^
WIK rAflSLT BR?NO I at a aerifico several months ago to get it out ol
*%??&r J?5***? a_v I because our prices are cut into the cjuick the
EFIL iSnW*I goodi are necessarily old or unsalable. Oa tho
iz?l$&p -J Fvffl contrary, we have the newest and cleanest Sfip|
C??^~>-~~7) W&fc of Shoes in the market, having learnt^ by dear
.234.., . experience the folly of allowing, stale !?o^B|
fi-, pay you to lay ia your supply of .?boes for eev
?SST 3 ? W^^%dyhnz* ttt the prices we are
Wht?w jeu need any Sho?a cow or^hoV
" ?j/Sy ;'. . v'^ESpp pSpd ?et-us eaplahvour proposition to ^a?
i ?|2BR*$ ^I^?^? ;'?*? ???.?w?ii'i ara given only on
.4S^? CS??s^ O^?H F?ROHASES-chai^e ?*?lc?. be
l?.VTr^,, ,,,,, , : c^rged a|^^
Origtedtore and Sole XUstrihntora of
BY CLINKSC?LES & LANGSTON.
ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL ll, 1906.
VOLUME XLT-NO. 4.%