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J. F. CLINKBCALES, i EDITOR8 AND
U. C. LANGSTON, S PROPRIETORS.
ONE YEAR, - - - - $1 CO
SIX MONTHS, - - 75
WEDNESDAY, JUNE G, 190?.
l?eports from various parts of thc
country show that exceptionally pros
perous conditions continue to pre
It is said that an Atlanta man liad
his check turned down at thc hank
upon tho ground that he did not sign
the check in his usual manner. Mo.it
men get their checks turned down hy
the bank fur ijuilc different reasons.
A western State insurance commis
sioner is explaining in court why he
was insulted at an oiler of $2,000 in
cash made him by an eastern life in
surance company. Ile may explain
this easily, but ho will have a hard
time explaining why ho didn't take
The negro Republican congressional
contestants in South Carolina are hav
ing a hard run of luck. Murray has
fled the State to esoape a term in the
penitentiary for swindling, and anoth
er would-be negro congressman, Prio
leau, han been sentenced to the poni
tentisry for opening letters while a
Some people think it e shame that
John D. Roakefeller has made $113,
&C?/,000 out of Standard Oil during
the past eight years. In view of the
fact that Standard Oil itself made
$341,000,000 daring this time, the
faot that John D. only took $113,500,
000 shows that ho is a very modest
and unselfish man.
r A recent issue of the Manufactur
ers' Record presents a revised list of
the cotton mills of the South whioh
shows a total of 042 cotton mill com
panies and firms, with 9,470,637 spin
dles and 210,203 looms. This is 4,
i>78,000 moro spindles than in 1900.
The invested capital has increased
from $112,837,000 in 19?0 to $230,
000,000 in 1000. With very few ex
ceptions all the plants are roported
doing a successful business.
It is said now that, in view of tho
prospect that ho will bo unopposed for
renomination to the United States
Senate in the campaign this summer,
Senator Tillman will not make a can
vas f'/cm count" to county for the
dispensary or upon any other ques
tion, bat will contest himself with
delivering a few speeches about the
State on the great issue before the
people. This is the best thing Sena
tor Tillman eould do.
The Abbeville Press and Banner
sayfj: "It seems that a number of
candidates are withdrawing. For in
stance: Col. E. H. Aull, of Newberry,
for whom we had been saving our
vote, withdrew, and then wo proposed
to give it to Mr. J. E. Norment, but
he, too, has withdrawn from the raoe.
We have our vote still on hand."
Take our advice, Brother Wilson, and
east that vote for Col. M. P. Tribblo,
of Anderson, who is in o very way
qualified for thal position, and you
will never regret it.
The man "who know8 it all" and
deems himself all-sufficient for all r J
easions, and especially for emergen
c?es, is a familiar figure in all employ- ?
meats, publio and private. More men
achieve failure by knowing too much
and Crying to do too many things to
whiob they are not called than by the
opposite course. The overdoer, more
frequently than the man who keeps
below a big!* standard, fails to realize
bis aims. Dominated by a deep and
and abiding sense of bis capacity for
usefulness and by unequally robust
doubt of other mon's qualifications,
this inflated personage is a nuisance at
all times and in any avocation.
Hon. Arthur P. Gorman, United
States Senator from Maryland, died
suddenly at his residence in Washing*
ton last Monday morning. While he
bad boen in feeble health for several
months, heart trouble was the imme
diate cause of bis death. Senator
Gorman long had been a notable figure
in the National Congress. He first
took his seat in 1881 and served eon
sinuously t** eighteen years, and
nearly ell tk fime he was the leader
of the Democratic pariy in the Sen
Ate. Winning an early reputation for
sagacity and the keenest judgment in
congressional affairs, be attained
prominence, not aa a leader in the
Senate but in the country at large,
and by many men was considered the
most available man in bis party for
the presidency. He waa chairman of
tho executive committee and managed
'the campaign that resulted in the
election of Cleveland in 18&4. The
most Notable contest of his congres
sional oweer and c~z whioh attracted
to hi m wUer attention than anything
else, ^aV rhea he l*d the s?nato
minority io 1800-91 and defeated the j
W#**itf*$^\f&*) MIL, To (bis ?ega- j
oious leadership and adroit manage
ment his party fricudu attributed the
defeat of the mea?urc which was sc
obnoxious to the South. A great and
good man has gone to his reward, and
his place in the Democratic ranks
will be hard to CU.
A late magazino writer attempts to
show that the average profits associa
ted with agriculture are very much
less than those obtained by men in
other lincB of business, but he entire
ly overlooked one very important fact.
The salaried man, thc mechanic, the
merchant and that large class whose
yearly earnings do not exceed $350 per
year, find that house rent and house
hold supplies absorb tho larger part of
their income, while the mau on thc ?
farm has Iiis home rent frc1 and can
with dairy, poultry, garden and or
chard well cared fi>r secure r.? abun
dance of those things free which cost
thc town resident thu iu'?->t money.
The farui is not as a general rule
properly credited willi thc item of thc
good living obtained directly from it.
Many a farmer would think that he
had struck a snap if he could secure
an $H0l) position in some town, when
ho would very soon find out that he i
had left on tho farm a better home
and a better living than $800 would
secure for him in any town.
.- Lawrence Garter, oolored, shot
and killed his wife in Clarendon
County and then committed suicide.
- Elliott Rouse, oolored, killed his
wife with an axo, near Goronaoa,
Greenwood County* Jealousy was the
- C. C. Featherstone, of Laurens,
and B. A. Morgan, of Greenville, both
aonounoe 'hat they will not make the
raoe for governor.
- Candidates for State offices are j
rapidly filing fledges. Thero will be ;
a good crowd in the oampaign party. I
Senator Tillmsn is not likely to have
- T.xe State Supreme Court has re
fused tie appeal of Commander John
son, the white man convicted in Horry
county of tho murder of Rev. Mr.
Grainger, and he will be hanged.
- Master Hubert Pitts, son of J.
M. Pitts, of Clinton, was awarded a
vordict for $1,000 against the Seaboard
in thc Laurens oourt for damages in
getting his foot mashed while croasing
tho railroad track.
- Young J. Culbertson, of Laur
ens County, who has jrfe?, celebrated
his 77th birthday, owns a mulo 85
years old, with which ho does a great
deal of bis own ploughing. Tho mule
is in good condition and does good
- Lightning struoic the barn of T.
W. Wood, who .Woe in Reidville
Township, Spartanb jrg County, sot
ting tho building on fire, destroying
the barn and twenty bales of ootton
which fdr. Wood was holding for high
er prices. Tho loss is ^about $1,500.
- South Carolins will have a naval
training school at Port Royal. The
naval appropriation bill contains an
item of $96,000 for the purpose of re
modeling the buildings of tho Port
Royal navy yard, fitting them for the
training of reoruits to the navy.
- R.C. Harding of the Charlotte
division, has been appointed addi
tional roadmaster of the Columbia di
vision to have oharge of the lines be
tween Greenville and Spartanburg and
branches, thus dividing the territory
of the division with W. A. Fort.
- The late J. E. Tindal was a mem
ber for life of the board of trustees of
ni_rv_n_i . i
\JICUIBUU vuuago uuu UID piaau on ene
board will be filled by those 'trustees
representing the Clemsbn bequest.
Governor Heyward appointed F. H.
MoMaBter to succeed Mr. Tindal as a
member of the State historical com
- Charles Baber, administrator of
the estate of John A. Cain, through
-?J attorneys, Butler & Osborne, of
Gaffney, has filed a suit sgaiast the
Southern Railway for damages in the
sum of $50,000. Cain was killed ia a
wreck on Broad river trestle near
Blaoksbnrg sometime ago. He was
running as brakeman on the ill-fited
' - John H. Zimmerman, of Cedar
Springs, Spartanburg County, died
labt Friday morning from the effect cf
a bee sting. Mr. Zimmerman wan
sixty years of age and was well known
throughout the connty. He was
walking in his field on Thursday after
noon when he waa stung on the lobe
of the right ear by a bee. The man
walked for about ten steps and while
calling to his wife to como to his as
sistance fell to the ground and outside
of a few incoherent statements made
during thc night never spoke agaiD.
Wheo Mrs. Zimmerman reached lu r
husband he was ]>iog on the ground
with his face black with congested
blood in an unconscious condition.
The man was immediately removed to
his homo and medical attention sum
moned. Tho physicians remained
with him all du ingthe night, but at
5 o'clock Mr. Zimmerman died from
the effects of tho poison which had
been injected into his system by the
- Henry J. Hesse, a prosperous
farmer living two miles south of Wal
halla, committed suicido by handing
himself with a wire. His body waa
found dangling from a tree with a wire
around his neck. No definite cause
can be given. More than a yea" ago
h?: lost a large barn and its contents
by lire, and this calamity seemed to |
have had a depressing effect upon j
- Senator Tillman and Congress
man Johnson have accepted invita
tions to speak at a big political barbe
cue und rally on tiuly 7 at Sindy Flat,
in (J reen ville County. No specilic
subject vus assigned to Senator Till
man, but this will be the first Tillman
campaign meeting of the year, and
presumably he will talk about the dis
pensary. Other Tillman meetings
- South Carolina still has a safe
lead in thu number of spindles and
looms in thc States of the South.
According to The Manufacturers' Re
cord, thia State has 136 cotton mills,
3,329,408 spindles and 84,244 looms.
North Carolina, which ranks first in
the number o?' mills, having 243, io a
distant second in spindles and looms,
having nearly a million less spindles
than South Caroline, and 33,000 looms
less than this State.
- John Purdy, a young son of
Judge R. O. Purdy, was bit* :a by a
rattlesnake at Sumter while playing in
the woods near town. At the time
he was looking op into a tree, when
he heard the rattle of a snake, and in
a moment the fangs of the reptile were
fastened io his leg. He hastened to
the nearest house where whiskey was
given and a pbysioian summoned.
The doctor regarded him as out of
?roger late Friday afternoon.
- Two negroes named McKenzie
and Lewis, employed by the gas com
pany at Columbia, were painfully and
seriously burned while disconnecting
a Standard Oil oar tank at the gas
plant. The tank had been pumped
empty, and tho men were underneath
the oar disconnecting the tubes when
the open toroh they used ignited the
oil which had spilled out. Both men
were badly burned about the feet and
legs before they could get out.
- W. Q. Bryant, a prosperous
farmer of Washington, Ga., was found
dead on his doorstep, having been as
sassinated, it is believed, although
there is no clue whatever to the iden
tity of his slayer.
- The brilliant marriage Thursday
in Madrid of King Alfonso and Prin
ce BB Eva of Baten burg had a terrible
sequel. A bomb hurled at the royal
pair missed ita aim, but exploded and
killed at least sixteen persons in the
- At Gadsden, Ala., last Wednes
day Rav. J. R. Trotter, a prominent
minister and a former Confederate
soldier, was killed in a runaway. His
horse beoame unmanageable and Mr.
Trotter was thrown out of the vehicle,
breaking his nook. He was 70 years
- William C. Brown, who has just
been chosen first vico president of the
New York Csutral lines, with a salary
of $75,000, the best paid vioe presi
dent of a railroad in the United
States, waa in the early seventies a
telegraph operator and messenger boy
in Sioux City, Iowa, receiving mes
sages and delivering them himself.
VT_ rr _ _rsi. _ m_
planted oO acres of Irish potatoes,
which yielded au average of 68 bar
rels per'aore, and cleared for the farm
er the neat sum of $7,000.
- The estimates for tue work on
the Panama oana) for tho ensuing
year, beginning June 1st, amount to
$26,348,281, and congress has been
asked to appropriate that amonnt.
Notice to Creditors.
A LL persone having demanda against
JC3L the Batate of J. G. Johnston, deceas
ed, are hereby notified to present them
properly proven, to the undersigned,
within tba time prescribed hy law, ana
those Indebted to nuke payment.
S. M. JOHNSTON, Adm'r.
Junee, 1900 61 8
otice of ?in&l Settlement.
THE undersigned, Executors of
?he Katata of B. O. Dean, deceased,
hereby give notice that he will on
Fr ld ny, the 6th day Of July, 1006, apply
to the Judge of Probate for Anderson
County, S. 0., for a Final Settlement of
said Ka ta to, and a d lach argo from his
office aa Kxocutor.
L, A. DEAN, Executor.
Junee, 1006 51 5
Thia is a new line with us, and we have put ow
whole energy into it. We carry the largest Stock in <j|
town, and can save you from 10 to 35 per cent on
i^ice China Mattings, wor.h 15c, at 12Jc yard".
Better China Mattings, worti? 20c, at 17c yard.
China Mattings, worth 25c, at 22c yard.
Other grades of China Mattings at 19c and 20c yard.
Very best China Matting on the market, worth 35c, at 25c
Nice Jap Matting, worth 35c, at 29c yard.
Better Jap Matting, worth 40c, at 30c yard.
Nice line of Rugs, Art Squares, Etc., at 25 per cent less than
you can buy elsewhere.
We will pay freight on Mattings to be shipped
out of town within a radius of 30 miles.
THE BEE HIVE
< DO NOT FORGET THE BK
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UUOlUll VJIIVU ? IUI u.
$3.50 Bay State Shoes at $3.00 I
$5.00 Cushion Shoes gat $4.25 i
This sale Trill last fifteen days.
Everything sold for Cash only during this sale. ?
Yonrs for easiness,
THE BOSTON SHOE STORE f
MABTIN SEUGM?N, Proprietor. >
Two "deers ' from Fam?rs and Merchants Ba&k. r
Men's Fine All Wool Blue Serge Suite, best tailoring, ^
sold everywhere a'? ?8.50, our pri?e during next
week at - - ? - - ? . . - $5.00
Ladies' White CanvAS Oxfords at -
Ladies' Fine Brilliantine Skirts, black, blue and brown,
tailor made, go at .
Oneyard-wide guaranteed Black Taffeta, sold every
where at $1.25,.?, . 75o
Fine All Wool Fancy Panama Cloth, black and brown,
worth 50c, our price, ? - > . ? . ? 32ft
Ladies' Fine Pattern Hats, sold at 85.00, go at . ? 2.25
Yard-wide Changeable Taffeta Silks go at - " ? ? 75ft
Plain White China Matting, 40? yard roll, go at ? - 7.50
Lauies' Steel Bod Sun Umbrellas go at - - - - 40c
Rttptctfuiiy, jyuus H. WEIL & CO.
? 113 Granite Bow.
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TO ARRIVE THIS WEEK.
We treat you fair and appreciate your trade.
We are holding th? prk? down to $1.25 bushel.
Th?i ii the time of the year when Winter Shoes cocoas ufc^^ te^MM'.; ?
ito missing until you try one pair. We have a large assortment for ali kinds of feet We carry High Grade Patents and Vjeie frr ^J^?^'^m?B?^m mt?tjii xmlu Hutu as?rt?^S I
Women's, Misses' and Children's Shoes are a speoialty with ns. Come and examine our big Stock. We can flt yonr foot or ^ux0i?:Wi- *? ~ " ? 1
If you wre shod with W?M ^