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O. C. LANGSTON, S PROPRIETORS.
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SIX MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, linn;.
THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
The State D?mocratie Con veut i< n
?was held in Columbia on Wednesday,
16th inst., and was called to order at
noon by State Chairman Wiley .Jone?.
Contrary to expectation 'it was a very
quiet and harmonious gathering of thc
Democrat.- of South Carolina. 'Phire
was DO division on any point and rio
resolutions endorsing dispensary or
prohibition or any candidate for cilice
were adopted. In fact it was thc
smoothest, most haimonious and
shortest Statu Convention in thc his
fltory of thc party.
The proceedings were opened with
prayer by Kev. Samuel M. Smith, D.
D., of Columbia. Thc occasion of thc
opening prayer WBB one of thc most
unusual and most notable occurrences
in the history of tho Demooratio Con
ventions. Tho prayer was not only an
eloquent an inspiring appeal to thc
patriotism of the convention, but the
earnestness of Dr. Smith's spirit was
manifest in the way in whioh the con
vention took up the Lord's Prayer,
with whioh he concluded. Tho aot of
reciting the Lord's Prayer by a politi
cal body of 350 men was an unusual
There was no contest over tho elco
tion of officers.CCol. Robert Aldrich,
who first entered politics as a member
of the legislature int.1876, was elected
temporary (president, and Gen. J.
Walter Gray, of Greenville, who wes a
member of the same legislature, was
elected permanent derk. The perma
nent president was Mr. J. Wm. Thur
mond, of Edgefield, and the other offi
cers in addition to Mr. Thurmond and
Gen. Gray were Mr. J. T. Parks and
Maj. D. L. Sinkler, apsistant secreta
ries, and Col. Tom. 0. Hamer,
treasurer. vice-Presidents were elect
ed from each Congressional District.
Committees on platform aod reso
lutions and constitution and by-laws
were appointed. These committees
consisted of one delegate from eaoh
county. From the Anderson delega
tion H. H. Watkins waB appointed on
the first named committee aad E. M.
Booker, Jr., on the latter oommittee.
Two resolutions were sdopted with*
out debate endorsing Governor Hey
ward's administration and Senator
Tillman's course in the Senate. The
resolutions sro ss follows:
"Whereas the KO?. D. C. Heywaid
has for two terms discharged tho du
ties of the ornoo of govuruur oz the
State with ability end distinction and
to the satisfaction of the people of the
"Be it resolved by the Demooratio
party in convention assembled, that
we do hereby reoord our endorsement
and appreciation of his publio service.
"Pvo solved, further, That the Hon.
P. 0. Heyward be presented with a
copy of this resolution."
_ "Be it resolved by the Demooratio
Convention of South Carolina, that
the fearless, ablo and consistent course
of our senior Benator, B. H. Tillman,
in the United StateB senate commands
our approval and we tender to him
this expression of our confidence."
The constitution was amended so as
to do away with two State campaign
' meetings in etch county in years when
a United States Senator is to be nomi
sated. The convention deoided that
hereafter no assessment can be levied
by counties on candidates for Con
gress, Solioitor and State officers.
. The platform, as adopted, is brief
and to the point, and is as follows:
The Democrats of the State of South
Carolins by their duly oonatituted
representatives hereby renew their
pledge ot fidelity to the fundamental
principles of Jeffersonian Demcoraoy
as heretofore repeatedly announced in
our State sod National Demooratio
We believe thet the ezeoutive, judi
cial and legislative departments of
government should be forever separate
and distinct from.eaoh other, without
the right of either to usurp or encroach
upon the funotions of another.
We believe that honesty in the pub
lic service and economy in the expen
diture of publio funds are essential to
?iood government; no taxes should be
evied nor tariffs imposed tap?n tho
people beyond the actual o?eessitios
of the government economically ad
ministered. We therefore urge such
reasonable revision of existing tariff
that manufacturers shall not obtain a
/higher price for their product at home
than they demand for such products
sbrosd. Also such further revision
as will. admit free cf duty products
that are manufactured within the
'United States by trusts and monopo
lt is essential to the msterial inter?
esta of the people sod the develop
ment cf the incalculable resources of
our country that there shall be no un
just restrictions upon healthy: indus*
trial competition. We therefore de
v msnd a rigid enforcement of all laws
enacted for the prevention, of trusts
and combines and a speedy trial and
punish .acct cf perseas engaged in
j The rights of labor and co pit si are
identical. They are entitled to ?quai
protection under the law> Evidents
exi$t io other parts of the e. un tr y/of
vgrowing hostilities between Lue?* two
'V'?sf^l^silu*?? of ?st??ssJ w**tth;-'.W?.
believe these conditions will be ame
liorated usder ? system of government
tho profits of the rich and increase tho
oust of living to thc consumer. -
C;After the convention adjourned the
State Kxcculivej; Committee met and
organized. Col. 'Vilio .Jones was re
elect* d chairman.S Thc committee
decided to order thc campaign meet
ings t<> bepin ?June l?lih.
The rcuniou of (Junfederate Vet
erans in Columbia last week was de
cidcdly one of the moat, enjoyable and
largest gatherings the gallant old
soldiers of Suuth Carolina have ever
held. Thousaf:d.i were there and tin
hospitality ol' the Capital City i;n<-w
no bound-i. The exercises of the
Veterans Association were held in a
large tent erected un thc State House
grounds for the purpose, and the
sessions tSiroughout wen- exe? cdingly
interesting. Gen. Thus. NV. < arwile
was reelected Division (.'urnmaiider
to nerve another year.
Money Well Invested.
Thu city of AIMII IMO?I han expended
approximately ~;o,ooo in thu past thieu
year? in peiiiiatient streut improve
ments. '1 jiu work ol' paving tho pub
lic pqiuiro arni portion? ot' thu main
thoroughfares of thu city bejzan in tho
summer of WO:). Prior tu that time
practically no improvements of u per
manent chat actor had been mado. rim
condition of tho square and thu prin
cipal streets was not in Ueepiutf with
tho commercial progress of thu city,
and with the inauguration of Mayor
Sullivan the question of issuing bonds
tor paving purposes began to be ng
fcresBivoly agitated. An election wus
?eid authorizing a bond issue to tho
amount of $25,000.
Vitrified brick waa decided upon aa
the most satisfactory paving material
after an investigation had been made
into ita cost and desirability in other
cities. It baa been nearly three yea?
since the paying waa completed, and
the vitrified brick have given the high
eat satisfaction. It is hard and smooth
today, juat a? it waa when iii ot put
down. There aie no signs of wear oi
rubbing away of the surface and every
brick is in position, giving an entirely
smooth and unobstructed^ surface foi
publio traffic. The city bas 10,01<
square yarda of thia paving, costin?
$24,800, or 92,227 per square yard
The contract for paving was let to !
construction company, which com
pleted the work satisfactorily ant
: within a reasonable length bf time.
I After the completion of the yitrifiet
brick paving the city council d?cid?e
to carry on the good-work permanent
ly in future, using tho fonda in thi
city treasury as the condition of thi
city's finances would permit. Bel
gian block waa then employed, an?
portions of the main streets outside o
tbe square were paved. The city ha
0,725 square yard? of Belgian bloc!
paving, costing $10,502, ur $1,575 pe
The following figures, compiled b;
the city engineer, show what baa beei
done aince tbe beginning of the streut
paving in 1008 to the lat of Junnary
10,010 square yards vitrified brick
6,725 square yards Belgian block
0,080 square yarda Belgian block
804 equaro yarda rough rock
27,004 lin. feet (5.8 miles) s'one
Cost of grading.12,00
Dorine che present year the city wi!
espeou from ?j ia, nw to $15,000 in stree
improvements. Most ot thia will b
caed is plscing Belgian block drain
and stone curbing. . Sumo Belgiai
block paving ia contemplated, wnicl
will probably be laid before the be
ginning of the fall aeaaon.
The paving of the square has mad
possible the splendid woik of th
Civio Improvement Association. A
times during tho wiuter the squar
waa a veritable mud hole, and at al
seasons it waa used as a public wagoi
yard. Now the former mud waste a ar
converted into a beautiful parked are
and rendered attractive by a pleasinj
profusion of bansen n!&!!ts Bod flow
era. The confusing array of vehicle
has been relegated to yards providei
by the city oe back atreete. Thia i
mentioned simply in passing as on
o? the good resulta merely incidents
to the paving,
The atreets are kept clean and f re
from dust. The brick surface is neat
ly awept between midnight and dawe
and thus the injurious effects of dui
are not felt bv the merchants. Wboi
the weather conditions demand it i
street sprinkler 3a kept in constant us
throughout the day. The dust evil i
reduced to a minimum.
The commercial advance of the eft'
renders more paving imperative, l
is of inestimable value to trafile ant
the benefits accruing in every wa*
have brought the people of the city t
a full appr?ciation of its great import
ance. ? second issue of bonds is not
strongly advocated by leading men o
the city and it is not improbable tba
within the next year or two the pav
lng of the streets will be resumed oi
an extensive scale.
e * 1
Today the rain ia falling, nnd nex
week the farmer man will bo cellini
'<.or ail members of his household wh<
can wield a hoe to belp bim slay th'
hosts ot "Gen. Oreen," ?ho has al
ready began making bis appearance
Cotton is coming op nicely and som*
bave commenced tbinniog it ont
torn planting la still going on, ant
truly there ia more being planted ii
this section than ever before. Whee
pTOmfaea ta maU n fairly orxry\ f-mn
Spring and fair sown cits" are "al?
. Jfiss Gertrude Johnson has closet
her School near Oakway and cam?
botte to spend her vacation.
Very little cotton can now be scei
In the country. a number of our far
mera having recently sold their Jae
locare crop. .
Marlon Cooper has the contract foi
the building of a large bato tor W. A
The Farmers1 Union meeta at thu
>lsee of Cry other Saturdsy night,
d?robera of other. Union s aie invitee
o be present when it is possible.
Rev, Joei I. Allirr will ill the pulp!
it Flat Er^ on th* ?rat Sunday lt
lune and Saturday before. Mr
Ulerr has been connected with Fur
nan University for some time, and li
>ne. of South Carolina's best preach
rs.. '..;.. ' ... ' .;^-.r''';:.:>. .:
Mr. and M rn. H?mn .?nhn&nn Malt*?
s this section last week. . .v.'-'-,'
George Henderson mado a baeinesi
rib te- Picken* last Sunday.
Ed kay and Miss Mo.nnie Mooro, .one
Mia. Cynthia Robinson aud children
lei ted friends ne-r Melton's Academy
? number Ot onr people went to the
bow at Liberty a few days ago. They
sport a pleasant time, and say th*
Hhoiv was nico and clean and all that
tho man ag? r churned tur it.
Thi! teachers and pupils of tho
achool at this pl nee aro making soino I
good improvements on the behool
^rounds by planting out ?had? trees
and Howers. Thev have ?lao planted u
good portion of lb? grounds in grass, j
Minn Nota McVVhorter lia? been vis
iting relatives near Flat Kock.
?jil Friday night, JI ll inst., we had
the pieman<- of attending tho cloning
exercised ol the l'iereetown Jlij-'ii
School. The rxoirisen were held in
ti?e ??(?lilt il ul ci ovo j ni ! ni trout of thc
liiagiiiiieeni hchool building? anti each
pupil did hifi ur her part BO well that <
any une ri in. id not but leel and realize
thal tho two teachois, Miss IL*Il and
Miss Fiosslcy, have bren doing an ex
cl?t it work. A Ininti crowd was
pir.set;t nr.d theru was mi disorder to
mar the pleasures ol' tho ovening.
A!IH. Lsaiu Harnett visited tiie family
ol .!. JJ. Moore nc;?r Septan, last
.1. I'. Timms is again in tho mercan
tile business ami sells everything from
a "Hack of auger holes" to "mawl
Some report that cotton is dying out
in place?. Thu recent cool weather
make? tlie plants look pretty Rick.
Tho Kamo of ball between tho Leb
anon boys and tho \Yalker-M<:LoiiK,ylo
boys last Wednesday resulted in a
victory for Lebanon, the score being
HO to 7 in favor of Lebanon.
Tho Farmers' Union i* steadily
growing throughout this section, and
tho time ?8 not far distant when every
farmer who has a speck of manhood in
him will have his name enrolled with
some Union, und tho sooner they have
it done tho better it will bo for all.
Children ut' men-men formed by na
ture to live and to feel aa brethren
how long will you continue to estrange
/ourselves from one another by com
petitions and jealousies when in cor
dial union you might be so much moro
bleat? How long will you Reek your
happiness in selfish gratifications
alone, when you could by helping
others to attain a noble end rind a
pure and better source?
There are still some who are unde
cided as to what course to pursue, but
time will render them more open to
the dictates of reason. They will for
a time shun, reject, and ridicule all
arguments, but at last they will come
tenderly, calmly and willingly into
the fold. , Idem.
DB. I. E. CBIM&f, the famous Eye
Sight Specialist, will be In Anderson
from Wednesday, May 23, to Batardey,
June 2nd. If you or your children
have any trouble with your Byes don't
mina to call on Dr Crimno.
Office at Dr. Aahemoro's, Acme Drug
May 23, 1009_49_1
College of Charleston,
Charleston, 8. C.
Entrance examinations will be held In
the County Court House on Friday. July
6, at 9 a. m. Ooo Free Tuition Scholar
ship to each county of South Carolina
awarded by the County Supt. of Educa
tion and Judge of Probate. Board and
furnished room in Dormitory, 911 - a
mort!). All candidates for admission
are permitted to oom pete for vacuot
Boyce Scholarships, wbloh pay 8100 a
year. For catalogne and information
HARRISON RANDOLPH. Pres
THIS ls to certify that I. Elmer E
Bales, will not be responsible for any
debts contracted for or by my wife, Beu
lah Holder Bales.
ELME? E, UATjgg
May 28, 1900 49 ~ 2? "
STATEMENT OF THC enMaiTjAW
OF THE BANK OF ANDERSON,
LOCATES AT Awr.paqoN. p. c.
AT THE CLOSE "OP1 DU ?l NESS
MAY 4TH, 1900.
Loane and- Discounts. 5718,032.00
Demand Lonna. 103,030.28
(.Banking House. 5,000.00
Due from Banksand Bankers 68,725.40
Silver, Nickels and Pennies, 6,788.05
Checks and Cash Items. 37,116.28
Capita* Stock paid tn... ?150,000:00
Undivided Profits, less cur
rent expenses and taxes paid 175,124.25
Due to Banks and Bankers.. 25,235.20
Due unpaid dividends....... 1,701.00
Individual 'Deposits subject
to check. i. 447,270.64
Demand Certificates. 37,460 68
Time Certificates. 21,640.00
Cashier's Cheeks. 1,010.62
Notes and Bills Redlscounted 95,000.00
Bills Payable, including Time .
Certificates representing '.
borrowed rdoney...... (... 81,000,00
State of South Carolina, )
Couuty of Anderson. J V
Before me came J. T. Holleman, Cash
ier ot the Bank of Anderson, who being
duly sworn, says that the above and fore
going statement ls a true condition Of
said Bank, aa shown by the booka Of file
in said Bank.
J. T. Holleman, Cashier.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 22d day of May, 1906.
Claude L Dawson, N. P. i 3. C.
B. F. Mauldln, )
J. A. Brook, S Directors.
J. M. Sullivan. } .
EYE EASE ti given by our ?L _
ea because great cara ia taken to have
them fit. '.- ??,'. <
Our arrangements for making .testa
of the eyta are complete* Modem
scientific instrumenta ava need, and
?A Mannt faO ?O fit ?OB:
Whether or not * yow \ buy Bye.
Glasses or Bpectaoles we make? nb
charge for tesu. Oar prices aro low*
Wo do oot handle tho useless kind of
iheap goodt. ' \ ; r %W&K
Yon will bo wasting time looking iu other Stores <
expecting to find as largo assortment of Fine Dress ?
Goods, Clothing, Shoos, Etc., as we carry, and you j
can save from 10 to 50 por cent, by buying Goods
from us. _ j
DRESS GOODS, SILKS, ETC. i
Wc ure showing Fine Wool DretR Goods in tho new weaves, (
Voiles, Panamas, Mohair--, Eolines, Eic , at -19c to SI 00 yard. !
Pretty printed China Silks only 35c* yard. I
Best 50c grade of 27?inch China Hills, all colors, at 39Jo yd. I
36-inch Silice, ia swell checks and new greys, worth 31.25, at I
09c yard. '
30-inch Changeable Silks, worth SI.00, at 85c yard. I
36-inch Black Taffeta Silks, worth 81.00, at 85c yard. I
36-inch Black Taffeta Silks, worth 81.50, warrintcd for two
years, at 81.00 yard.
Men's Worsted Suits, worth 87.50, at 85.00 Suit.
Men's Worsted Suits, worth 810.00, at $7.50 Suit.
Men's Worsted Suits, worth 815.00, at 910.00 Suit.
Men's Wool Crash Pants, worth 81.50, at 81 00 pair.
Men's Wool Pants, worth $2.00, at 81.49 pair.
Men's Finer Pants at $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, and best 85.00
Worsted Pants at $3.50 pair-all sizes, from smallest up to No.
50 waists and 37 lengths.
We are Sole Agents for Queen Quality Shoes for Ladies and
Walk Over Shoes for Men, and the greatest line of Children's
Fine Shoes on earth.
Men's Patent Leather Shoes and Oxfords, worth 8250, at
Ladies' guaranteed Oxfords $1.25 to $3 00 pair.
Men's 25c Suspenders at 15c pair, Ladies' Lace Hose at 10c
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 2ic each, nico Bali Tape at lc ball.
Can Bave yon money on everything. Write for
samples. Mau orders attended to promptly.
THE BEE HIVE,
G. H. BAILES. :
v v JULY JL/U
me urang Hlpi
There's a reason, and there's a reason why you should1 trade
with UH, too. First ol al), we haye never paraded ourselves M
being a "Cheap> John" Store, for re prefer t<\be known by our
reputation for selling High Class Goods of first quality rather
than a sower of cheap, shoddy stuff that makes, 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 twelve years ago, and to*prove that thia polioy baa paid us
wo point ?mth pride to the splendid reputation and tr&de wo
have built up on that matchless gem of the miller's art
?ri ' ; Ai-Iv
Wo have been endeavoring from year to year to improve tho ;
quality just a little rather than to lower the grade,'till now wo
have the most decidedly perfect FJonr On the market, and it so
Word throughout tho whole length -a^d breadth of tho County.
So much for being a stickler for quality. " '?^S
. Another reason the gang trsdes with us is, that we pay espo
c?al attention to each individuare bill, regardless of ho^amett ;'
:.,' it is, and by eo doing every cestomer feels that his business ia " " ' ,
a^ giveii^jio attention t^eyde
;, vV wlU STORR io?yourueif if ? yo? wiii became^ ww
The brains and the brawn of the ??i^iijlde with os and
- ^s^ baflay^ possession
of both braSns and brawn use only- . "'''^HflH '...';pr?Pl
DEAN'S P?TEMT FLOUR ;
ST Aft U?&?m SHOES,
?hiao two articles are rnakjnip? (trie.score, as :
attested fey the baud some increase of one hundred per cent in
ej?es of Shot? dering the month of April juel closed over th* :
v same month ^ our Shoe sale* in
- .. : onsje^tyei:^
There's a big reason for th!?, too, and if you are doubtful of it
let ns fit you-? pair and you will be convinced; ; C^mO in ani
:/. ;V- let us fling you a fit anyhow, . i- ' :' S^^^^^^
We Are Going Out of
the Retail Business.
We are anxious to do so In the shortest possible time.
Won't you help us to get out ?
Our entire Stock will be closed out
To manufacture. This is not mere advertising talk. This i?
our fixed plan. A good many hundred people have profited
by this sale-why not you ?
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We call the special attention of housekeepers to our
Carpets. Mattings, Bugs, linoleums, Tapestry and Lace Our?
tains. Table Lineno, Napkins? Bed Spreads, Towels, Sheets?
and Pillow Cases. Procure your supply now while youan*
able to make a big saving.
White Wash Goods, Laces and Embroideries at one-third?
tho regular price.
White Goods will soon be scarce, and for that reason
these Bargains becomo trebly desirable..
Trimmed Millinery and Ladies' Apparel yon can secura
at your own price*
Pattern Hats go at $$.00 and 8&5?. ?
icely Trimmed Hats, worth $1.75 to $2.00, go at 50c\
Our big Show Windows will convince -yon of this fact.
Ladies' Pine Skirts yon can buy for less than the mate?
rial would cost you.
y ^ 113 Granite Bowv
i ? . V .;' ': :? jj
Q9 FRANK ' .lOHMS'OM^ -
CITIZENS INSURANCE ACENOT.
Office over Atkinson's Drug Store. '. " . . f00;Z?$'j^&. ,1
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