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F. CLIN?BCALK8, \ EDITORS AND
O. C. LANGSTON, S PROPRIETORS.
ONE ? EAR, - - - - 5)1 50
SIX MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1900.
Wisconsin haB decided also to have
an insurance investigation. Thone in
surance investigations aro getting to
be almost as contagious as thc inca
The Department of Agriculture is
out with the prediction that wo are to
have a bumper crop this year. Thc
crop experts, it seems, are those who
sit around the offices and never see a
farm. _ _
General Wood Kays that tho rivers
in the Philippine islands should be
-^dammed. The tax payers of thc coun
try are inclined to think that this
should bo done to everything else upon
the islands also.
Too many young men have been
killed or crippled for life at our Amer
ican universities during the present
college year. There is o.somothing
loose in tho athletic regulations.
There should bo rational reform, and
It is reported from Columbia that
the State constables will get after thc
people who aro taking orders in thc
State in prohibition counties and col
lecting the money for liquor shipped
ia. This is held to be selling liquor
in violation of the prohibition law.
The Florence Times very truly re
marks that those who are preaching
and teaching that God sent the San
Francisco earthquake on those people
in judgment for their sins ought to
stop and think what would happen
nearer homo if providence undertook
to settle accounts with sinners before
the final judgment.
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Immigrants detained at Boston for
investigation inolude a number of
Danes who are suspected of having
been among a lot of convicts recently
pardoned by the now King of Den
mark. Too great care cannot be exer
cised in keeping suoh persons out of
this country. We havo moro than
enough criminals of our own.
Hon. B. C. Watts, the presiding
judge at the Court of General Ses
sions iq Orangeburg last week, in
speaking to the grand jury concerning
the carrying of pistols, said that no
person had a right to oarry such a
weapon but a peaoe officer, and that
they were only allowed to oarry them
in the discharge of their duty. The
question was then i brought up, if
rural mail carriers or expreso agents
and bank officers were allowed this
privilege, and it was stated that they
were not. The law distinctly says
that peaee officers only are allowed to
carry pistols, and they only in the dis
charge of their duty.
There can be po denying the fact
that the South needs immigrants to
develop'?many of her great resouroep.
The field for success in this section of
the country is broad, and if the kind of
men who have made the great west
what she is can be seoured tho South
would wcloome them. Of course no
one for a moment in this section of the
country would think of urging the im
portation of "just any kind of immi
grants into this part of the Union.
Tho South is the true American section
andie destined to remain so. Tho in
flux of hordes of foreigners without
proper seieotion would not be weloom*
\ ed, hut we want none of the class that
makes up the disturbing element of
the Northern States.
POOLECT OF THE BIBLE.
An eminent scholar in this country
has pointed cut a reason for the lask
of good'English among tho rising gen
eration. He soya that it is explained
by the fact that tho young people of
this doy and time are neglecting the
reading of the Bible. They are not
studying that great Book as they
should, and are falling'far behind the
standard set by their fathers.
The Bible is ?one of the greatest
helps in the world for the boy or girl
?ho is trying to master English.
tThtre is noj.book that can possibly
give the student a better insight into
ibo English language. The d?cadence
?of good Englishes due in the largest
messnre to thegnegleot of tbs reading
of the Scriptures ss they should bs
A few days since a list of familiar
quotations was prepared, and without
previous notice the ?list was submitted
to three hundred students in Now
York with the request'that they give
the names Of the authors of the Dooks
in which the sentences were to be
found. , Oat of the three hundred an
swers not ' one correct Hit. was to be
fouud, and tho mistakes; fnr thc j iva ter
part occurred a8?t0?the^ ten quotations
' that were taken from' th e Ci ole.
The student of the -Bible, of course,
receives much mcre'good;iu a spiritual
say tho very leaBt of it thc constant
study of the Bible will make one a J
better English scholar. And then
there is the higher confederation, that
it will make of that person a better
man or woman.
To Fight the Dispensary.
Tho address below bas been sont to
newspapers of tho .State for publica
tion, lt will be observed that it is
signed by a number of gentlemen who
have been conspicuous in their oppo
sion to tho State dispensary:
To the Democratic Voters of South
Carolina: AH citizens of South Caro
lina opposed to the present State din- |
pensary system, we the undersigned,
call upon our fellow citizens ol like
opinion to unite for the purpose of
organizing the opposition to the dis
So nearly of one mind concerning
I tho dispensary system ar? the people
of the State Hint it is only by their
failure to unite ?or action that tho dis
j pensary can ho preserved, lt Js only
by default that thodinpensaiy can win
I another victory, bet?re, the electors ol
in tho legislature, anti it ?ill bo fool
hardy for those who desl?e its over
throw t?? sit supinely by and seo the
pernicious system again enthroned in
power In our commun wealth.
Every sincere, patriotic citizen must
regret that thu issuo should be again
the paramount question in a South
Carolina campaign. Hut as long as
tho dispensary remains just so long
will il continue to bo the paramount
issue, and it should, therefore, bethe
desire of every thoughtful citizen to
se?! this festering sore removed and a
healthier condition secured. To this
end we invito the co-operation of all
those who believe the State dispensary
j system to be an evil and propose that
I other d:fl*ering policies for the time be
ing laid aside, the demand lirst, now,
bo made that the State dispensary
system shall be destroyed.
On trial now for thirteen years, for
tihed all the time by strong support
and as truly protected by unceasing
criticism and watchfulness, there is no
need to point out the evils which the
State monopoly of the whiskey trafile
has bred. Corruption at the fountain
head and in its branches, drunkennees
and murder, woe and misery have been
its products. A pernicious political
machine of gigantic proportions,
with a beavered lobby in Columbia,
and a willing ring in every county,
the monster lins waxed fat, insolent
and defiant. The will of the people
baa been perverted and suppressed,
and when finally demanding expres
sion that demand han been thwarted
and circumvented by appeals to the
trivial technicalities of the law.
In eighteen counties tho people have
spoken and in all these except two
their voice has in thunder tones repu
diated the system. In other counties
they are now ready to give expression
to their will, awaiting the summer
primary. In this piimary, where the,
life or the death of the dispensary
will be and should be d culed, it is
vitally necessary tbat the opposition
to the dispensary shall be nctive and
united. It is only by action and union
that tho dispensary tins been voted
out of sixteen counties under the
Brice law and by no other means than
action and union can the sya'.em be
uprooted from the State.
The people are decided. It merely
remains for them to make their decis
ion effective. They must choose rep
resentatives who will repeal such laws
as they desire to have repealed, and
who will enact such laws aa they de
sire enacted. Then they must put in
oilice men who, in full sympathy, will
enforce justly and vigorously what
ever laws are upon the statute books.
The people have shown, by their eager
acceptance of the only opportunity ac
corded them, that they believe in the
principle of local self-government,
and now, lest they have thia inalien
able right again wrested from them,
the free citizens ot South Carolina
must make their sovereign power
felt. There must be elected a legisla
ture which will not renounce thia
principle, wiitin, will not yield to the
dispensary machine; there moRt be
elected executive and prosecuting offi
cials who will not permit the law
to be made a mockery for ita undo
We suggest consultation and co op
eration in every county and through
out the State that these ends may be
J. S. Brice, J. C. Otts, D. R. Coker,
James A. Hoyt, Louis J. Bristow, W.
L. Jl/auldin, Jos. A. McCullough, J.
W. Hamel, W. H. Wallace. O. W.
Hiott. W. C. Allen. Howell Murrell,
Cnas. A. Smith, K. L. Freeman, C. B.
Edwards, A. B. Stucky, D. P. Brad
ley, Laban Mauldin, C. T. Martin, R.
F. Smith, John A Brunsou, C. C.
Featherstone, T. R. Waring.
Tillman Anxious That Thete Shall be
No Division of Dispensary Totes.
Columbia, May H.-There are evi
dences that the advocates of the die
Eensary will nee every effort to have
nt one candidate in the Held for Gov
ernor. Negotiations toward that end
are already in progress and the symp
toms are that something will be done
along that line at the time of tbe'State
Convention, which ia to be held here
Senator Tillman doea not want a
division along the firing lice and
hopes that the friends ot the dispen
sary will Joe able to centre on one can
didate, 'i he beat wa>, of course,
would be for but om? auch candidate
to come out, but whither this can be
done or not remains to be sees.
Senator Tillman makes it a point
not to discriminate as .between friends
and those on the samt platform, ?&d
will not likely do so in the raes this
summer, should more than ono dispen
sary advocate announce, and that, lt
appears, ia what Ula being sought to
avoia just at this time.
The impression now appears to be
that the dispensary advocates will un
dertake to baye a resolution adopted
by the State Convention endorsing the
State dispensary. This ls nothing
?*7??doPe ?1896?ndagain la
1898. In 1898, when Featherstone and
Elierbe ran io the second race, hsd it
?otbe*? for the anti vote, as lt wss
then called, Featherstoue v ould have
been elected over Elleibe, thedispen
oary advocase, although that very year
rhe dlapeaeary was in the party plat
form and the dispensary waa tn the
zonith of its glory and no one had
gone to the trouble of knocking it.
Then it was a fight of. pm h i bit ion aa
Egainatth? dispensary, This ?esr th*
tight is to be for iocs i option as against
the Stave U?BP?DS?7T and the mere fact
that the dispensary. is endorsed
amount? to nothing, as waa.the case In
che Elierbe vote.T lt ia known to au
men that he" would never have been
Damed for the cfllce had not those who
moat violently opposed the dispensary,
isa system, given hint their aid abd
inpport as against prohibition for the
3Qtire 8tate.-Newa ?odCourier.
.Onoof tho moat important things in
*f bsaifcb of any city J? oucon tatum a
td drinking water. The health of no
irioking water is polluted. Keep
row weds io good condition. .
.Mrs. Mary Duncan departe?! this life
at her horan io thin county on Friday,
April 13, 1900, in th? 05th year of her
age. On the day following, after ap
propriate funeral ?ervic.es by ber pas
tor," Rev. R. E. Small, ber remains
were laid to rest in tho First Creek
Mrs. I>uncan was a woman of many
noble vf.tues of both mind and heart,
and was greatly beloved by a wide
circle of friends and relatives, who
wilt loi.g cherish lier memory. ?She
had been a devoted member of the
First Creek Baptist Church since lier
girlhood. She was married in 1800 and
wan left a widow in 1801. .She was a
daughter of tho late Jacob O. and Mar
garet Alcwinc. and an only sou, who
lives in Arkansas, survives her.
- Fully two-tliirda of our troubles
are only anticipated. ?_
STRAYED OR STOLEN.
A palo b'iio colored maro mule, weigh
ing ?bom KOO pounds, dl-appwired from
ruy stable, iu V?rennos Township, seven
iii i les Honth of Anderson, on Sunday
night, May |::*.b. Jt either strayed oir or
was htolen, and any Information concern
ing it will bo appreciate*' and rewarded.
II. F. I?. No. 7, Anderson, ti. C.
May ld, r.KNi s
Statement of the Condition ol'
The Farmers and Merchants
Located at Anderson, S. C , at the
CIOBC of business May 4, 1906.
Loan? and Discounts.$643,750 21
Demand Loans. 22,8";? (JO
Overdrawn. 11,442 HO
Banking liouae. 5,000 00
Doe from Banks sud Bankers. 02,954 91
Currency. 21,029 00
?old. 1,000 00
Silver, Nickels nod Fennlee. 321 90
Checks and Cash Items. 9,328 57
Capital Stock Paid in.$100,000 00
Undivided Profits, less Current
Expenses and Taxes paid. 138,031 82
Due tn Banks and Bankers. 18,225 22
Doo Unpaid Dividende. l,0Au 00
Individual Deposits subject to
Check. 209,005 29
Demand Certificates. 1,143 60
Notes and Bills Rediscounted.. 737 00
Bills Payable, including Time
Certificate* representing bor
rowed money. 175,000 00
State of South Carolina,
County of Anderson.
Before mo came J. Boyce Barries,
Cashier of Farmersand Merobanta Bank,
who being duly sworn, says that the
above and foregoing statement la a ttue
condition of paid Bank, aa shown by the
booka of file in said Bank.
J Boyce Burriss, Cashier.
Sworn to snd subscribed before me this
loth day of Mav. 1900.
John C. TVatklnB, Clerk of Court.
J. R. Van diver,
G. F. Tolly,
_ Dh eetors._
Statement cf the Condition of the
BANK OF PENDLETON,
Located at Pendleton, 8. C, at the
close of business May 4,1906.
Loans and Dlsoounta.952,123 88
Demand LOUGH. 400 00
Overdrafts. 13,lc5 45
Banking House and Furniture
Fixtures. 1.500 00
Dae from Banks and Bankers... 5,793 08
Correna*. 730 oo
Silver, Nickels, Pennies... 1,384 44
Checks and Cash Items. 2,495 00
Capital Stock Paid in.?30,600 00
SnrpluB Fund. 2,500 00
Undivided Profit?, lesa Current
Expenses and Taxes Paid. 2,835 99
Due Unpaid Dividends. 168 00
Individual Deponits sub]sot to
Check. 34,310 42
Demand Certiticatee. 1,925 48
T Me Certificates. . 10,88o 89
$82 020 73
Slate of Snath Carolina,
Before me caine B. H. Sadler, Cashier
of the Bank of Pendleton, who being da
ly Hwo) o, says that the auove and fore
going statement is a true condition of
naid ti ink, as shown by the booka of
file in said bank. j
B H. Sadler.
Sworn to end nubsrrlbed before me.
tbla 14th day of May, 1906.
J. J.Slttou, Notary Publie for 8. C.
. M. M Hunter,
J. R. Va nd i vor,
State of South Carolina,
County of Anderson.
By R. Y. H. Nan ce, Judge of Probate.
Whereas, F. M. Johnston, has
applied to tue to grant bim Lottere of
Administration on the Batata and effecta
of J. T. Johnston, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admon
ish all kindred and creditors of th--said
J. T. Johnston, deceased, to ba
and appear before me in Court of Plo
bate, tobe held at Anderson t\ H. on the
3lst day of May, 1900, after publi
cation hereof, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
ahoaid not bs grant?!? C4Uen andar my
hand, thia 16tn day of May, 1906.
R Y. H. NANCE, Probacr Jadpe.
May 16,1906 . g, k a*
EYE EASE is given by our glass
pa because great care is taken to have
hem fit* f
Our arrangements xor making tea a
>f the eyes are complete. Modern
Lciebtific instruments aro used, and
ae cannot fail to fit yon.
Whether, or net s you bay %ek
jrlasees . cf Spectacles !;.jr? ;*n?ke' no
marge for tests, Our prices are lew.
(Ve. do oct handle the useless kind of
DR. UcCREERY ?LY24PH.
iVithBr, A. 0. ?tricklaad, owrFai??i
ers and Merctants Bank.
You will be wasting time looking in other Stores ,
expecting to find as largo assortment of Fine Bress l
Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Etc., as we carry, and you 1
can save from 10 to 50 per cent, by buying Goods
from us. _ ,
DRESS GOODS, S?LKS, ETC.
We are showing Fine Wool Drees Goods in the new weaves,
Voile?, Panamas, Mohair?, Eoliu.es, E'c. at 49c to SI 00 yard.
Pretty printed China Bilks only 35c yard.
Best 50c grade of 27-inch China Bilk, all colors, at 39ic yd.
3G-inch Silks, in swell checks and new greys, worth 81.25, at
30-inch Changeable Silks, worth 81.00, at 85c yard.
30-inch Black Tafleta Silks, worth 81.00, at 85c yard.
36-inch Black Taffeta Silks, worth 81.50, warranted for two
years, at 81.00 yard.
Men's Worsted Suits, worth 87.50, at 85.00 Suit.
Men's Worsted SuitB, worth 810.00, at 87.50 Sait.
Men's Worsted 8uits, worth 815.00, at 310.00 Suit.
Men's Wool Crash Pants, worth 81.50, at 81 00 pair.
Men's Wool Pants, worth 82.00, at 81.49 pair.
Men's Finer Pante at 82.00, 82.50, 83.00, and best 85.00
Worsted Pants at 83.50 pair-all sizes, from smallest up to No.
50 wa?9ts and 37 lengths.
We are Sole Agents for Queen Quality Shoes f. r Lidies and
Walk Over Shoes for Men, and the greatest line of Children's
Fine Shoes on earth.
Men's Patent Leather Shoes and Os foi els, worth 82 50, at
Ladies' guaranteed Oxfords 81.25 to 83 00 pair.
Men's 25c Suspenders at 15c pair, Ladies' Lace Hose at 10o
pair, 25 Envelopes lc, nice Corsets with Hose Supporters at 29c
each, nice Summer Corsets at 25c each, Men's and Ladies' Hand
kerchiefs at 2Jc each, nice Ball Tape at lc ball.
Can save yon money on everything. Write for
samples. Mail orders attended to promptly.
THE BEE HIV
C. H. BAILES.
There's a reason, and there's a reason why yon should trade
with us, too. first o? ail, we h ave never paraded . o u rs elves as
being a "Cheap John" Store, for we prefer to be known by our
reputation for selling High Cl at s Goods of first qonlity rather
than a sower of cheap, shoddy stuff that m?kes trouble from
the time it leaves the manufacturer's hands. Quality, not quan
tity, has been our first consideration since we first started busi
ness twelye years ago, and to prove that this policy has paid us
we point with pride to che splendid reputation and trade wa
haye h\?lt up on that matchless gem oftte miller's art
We have been endeavoring front year to year td improve the /
; quality just a little rather than to lower the grade, 'till now we
have the most decidedly perfect Flour on tfie market, and ir so
fut outclasses other half? \ ts >t it has become a household
word throughout the whole lougth aud breadth of the County.
So much for being a stickler for quality.
Another reasoa tho gang trades with us is, that we pay espe
cial attention to eaoh indivM^^
it is, and by so doing every customer feelt that his business is
appreciated because his orders are given th?? attention
serve. There ?re otl^ yon
,-. will kso-sr for yoorself if yon will beoome a customer.
.The brains and the brawn of the County t?ade Mi^'i^WmW^?:^
STAR BRAND SHOES,
These two articles are miking customers f*r nt br the snore, as /.
.tte*** by thefem?^me ^
o| Sb?^s dor?n? the; n^t^f April Ja*>:'n|o8od^
one year, yet that is %B *4Sit Star Brand ls doing for u?.
? ^^^?;w?son fot thlf $o, and if y?Vi are, ^o&btfat of it
let un fit you a pair and you will be convinced. Co??; inasd
T^sf?^ ??.??ii ^^l'i-^T^'
We Are Going to Retire
from the Retail
Por the next sixty days we offer our entire Stock, com"
Carpets and Mattings
If yon want to practice economy and SAVE HONES'
onrs is the place Vrhere yon; shonld corn? to make yo?r pm
JULIUS H. WEIL i fO.
Iii Granite How,
We insure against loss by H???tonns.
Q? FRANK J ? HM SOM j
.? : - C^TI^NS INSURANCE AGK^
Office over Atkinson's Drug Store.