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The United Daughters of tho Con
federacy of Alabama at their recent
convention officially adopted the ver
sion of "Dixie" written by Mrs. I. P.
Ockenden, cf Alabama, during her
school days. Her word's to this im
mortal tune are excellent and far more
suitable than tho rigamarolo words
written before tho war by the late Dan
In the army of young peraons who
received diplomas the first weeks of
June the name of more women than
ever before are found. Every large
Behool of tho country, excepting West
Point, for obvious reson?, has its girl
graduates. Women re gracing every
profession bat war-the time may
come when they may direct the mili
tary campaign B.
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Senate? Tillman has issued a oirou
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lar letter to the voters of the State in
whioh he says he has decided not to
join the regular campaign party whioh
is now touring the State. He says he
will take a much needed rest at his
home, responding only to invitations
to speak at bionics and other open air
.meetings. He will deliver hie first
speech at Sandy Flat, in Greenville
m\ County, on Saturday. July 7th.
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As the political compaign has now
.Zfck opened every voter will be trying to
?.?7^5 deoide which of the candidates to vote
Wt..; 's for. The beat rule we can give to
lljj guide you will be to vote for the most
If., honest man that offers for election.
wf?j? This is a quality most needed in a
V. ' publio servant, and present conditions
W?i indicate that it is one of the rarest
f??u' things io be met with in publio life,
b- especially in those of&ces where there
is great temptation. Never vote for
r~ t aman that you would not trust at
^ home in a private ?business tranaso?
on. Keiaemberwhat Pope says, "An
honest man is the noblest work of
God." If this should become a po
litical dootrine as well as aa ethioal
tenet, then we would hear less of
j'graft." t b <? > .
# Recent additionsSto the spindles of
the cotton mills of the south it is said
i makes it quite oertain that tho south
;^ is no longer^ second to New Eog
Iland in the volume of cotton made in
!<. to cloth. - Within the next year, it
Ife-- has been predicted, the official figures
|P ' will show that the Southern States are
manufacturing more*cotton than N?w
IM? England. The Savannah ??ews says
|H .that . Senator Frazier, of Tennessee',
WM made theatatementjthe other dey that
'<; during 1005 gtho southern', mil ls con?u- \
I ' med 2,025iCOO}:balea. Mr.* Clay, of
wa Georgia, produced figures to show that
Kfeilhir ndrthorn (New Eogland) cotton
Wm mil.B consumedj 2,046,00fc b.?es. In
';, that year southern milla ???.V recorded a
^pAseonsuming l.SS?.Oi?? bales. Prac ti -
H^lfe*Uy' all this phenoueual growth of
Hg^jkbe southern cotton industry hks becu
ma^^i^? sost ^ ia-'-?
^^f|cisn' plaoO since the offioial cenaus in j
whes fi w*a fona? that io N?W f- .
^^^Uglaad there were in N gration y?2,- ??' ;
git|^r?>o...'S?fithtfrn'' States there 'were '
B|ii^^|tPif"-'*" There "bas been a steady; r?':
f^l?l^f^Wt growth in thi?^ manufact
bj. ure of eovton io/, the Sbii^
? it will bo seen ; hy these statenientS? i ;,
JPublished every Wednesday.
J. F. CLINKSCALEB, I EDITOKS AND
U. C. LANGSTON, S PROPRIETORS.
'I E lt M S ;
ONE YEAR, --- - $1 50
SIX MONTHS. - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 190G.
In "Washington the Democrats arc
forcing the tariff to the front, and thc
Republicans admit that it will proba
bly be the main issue in the next cam
paign. _ ^
An Ulinoi?-man claims to have been
cured of dyspepsia by taking sand.
Most people would prefer the disease
to the remedy in this case.
That Colorado man proved, after all,
that thc uso of onions would prevent
baldness, fie ate onions regularly and
bis wife stopped pulling out his hair
and left him.
The pistol-toting habit is one of the
worst curses that South Carolina has
to endure. Tho man who carries in
his pocket an instrument of death-a
thing made expressly for killing men
cannot long retain a very exalted idea
of the sacredness of human lifo.
The exc*??ive rains of the past two
or three weeks have seriously affected
the crops in several of the Southern
States, particularly in North Carolina
and Georgia. In many localities it is
stated that farmers will abandon a por
tion of their crops in order to eave the
The ?'ewberry Observer truly ro
marko; "Anderson, Greenville, New
berry and Spartanburg are without
doubt the most progressive towns in
the State of South Carolina today, and
every one is tho seat of a county that
has voted out the dispensary. There
is a lesson in this."
Hoyi Hayes Pardoned.
Governor Heyward announced Sat
urday afternoon that he had granted
Hoyt Hayea a full pardon. Haye?
was convicted ot murdering bib wifo
in Oconeo county in UK).') and twice
sentenced io death. The case was ap
pealed to the supremo court, but tho
verdict ot' thc lower court wa? sustain
ed and Hayes was sentenced to hang
on <>ct. 14, 1904. Tho sentence of
death, however, waa commuted by the
governor to life imprisonment and tho
prisoner has since that timo been con
lined in tho penitentiary. The gover
nors 'action in commuting tho sen
tence wu? based U|)3ti grave doubts of
tiie guilt of Hayes, ile has given tho
case a great deal of study and is now
convinced that there is not sufficient
evidence against Hayes to justify tho
withholding of a pardon. Tho gover
nor's action is voluntary, no petition
having been presented in tho matter.
In am.o Hieing his decision Governor
Hey wald gave out tho following state
"Tho case, of Hoyt Hayes, convicted
of mulder of his wife, lunged entirely
upon the authorship of the not?} lound
in tile room with tho dead woman.
The hand that wrote the n.,i?< commit
ted tho deed. If tho woman did not
write the noto, it was a ease of mur
der. It the woman did write tho note,
it was suicide. That i* thc whole casu
"Acting upon the evidence in the
case produced at the trial and the fur
ther testimony ot au acknowledged
handwriting expert. I was convinced
that there wero doubts of Hayes' guilt
sufficiently strong to justify my inter
ference with tho death sentence of the
court, and I therefore in October, li)01,
commuted the sentence to lifo impris
onment, expecting to study tho caso
further and to act properly at the
proper time. 1 have given tho whole
case tho most careful and searching
study and am convinced that tho evi
dence was not and is not eullicient to
justify the withholding of a pardon.
The note is the vital point in the
case. The celebrated handwriting
expert, Mr. David Carvalho, to whom
I referred the exhibits, declared une
quivocally that the note was written
by Lula Hayes. This confirmed the
local experts examined on tho stand
at the trial. Hinco then there has
been nothing to contradict Mr. Car
valho'a conclusion bat on the other
hand Mr. Osborne, an expert to whom
the writings were referred by Solicitor
Buggs, bas reached the same opinion
and has declared ia a letter to Mr.
Bogga that the note was undoubtedly
written by the woman. My own re
peated examination!) of all the ex
hibits lins led me to the same conclu
sion. Upon this premise the innocence
of Hoyt Hayes must be admitted.
"In the evidence produced at the
two trials ot the case there was noth
ing brought ont to show a motive for
tho killing of his wife by Hayes. In a
murder trial where the fact of the
killing is admitted or proved it is held
not necessary to provo motive but tho
fact that Hayes killed his wife i? not
proved. Hence tho absenco of motivo
in this cas?is a strong factor, lt is
presumed that if it lind been possible
to establish a motive the prosecution,
ably conducted OB it wns, would have
developed that point. On tho contrary
there has been nothing brought out at
either trial or since to disprove that
Hoyt Hayes and his wife lived togeth
er most amicably, to which fact their
neighbors and families testified.
"This "case was not referred to the
new pardon board inasmuch aa 1 bad
began its consideration, and had in
deed acted? before the creation of the
board, and it would not be fair either
to the bonrdor to myself to appear now
to shift the burden bf responsibility
from my shoulders to the shoulders of
-Satisfied that justice will be sub
served thereby, I have granted Hayes
This ends one of the most notable
caaes in the criminal history of the
y tate ; The alleged ni" r der cf his
wife by Hayes caused the moat intense
excitement in Oconee County at the
time and a lynching was feared.
Another storm of protest was raised
when Governor Heyward commuted
the death sentence to life imprison
ment, the feeling in Hayes' home coun
ty being particularly aggravated by
the governor's action. Tu6 guilt of
Hayes hinged on the authorship of the
note signed by his wife, which was as
. I am treated well by Hoyt, but I had
rather die than to have tue pain and
sickness of motherhood, therefore I
write io iee you know 1 did ic."
Guilty or not guilty, the final chap
ter in the famous case has been
written, and Hayes faces the world
again, a free man.
Mr. Adam Elrod, a respected citizen
and a Confederate veteran, died at his
home, three miles above Williamston.
lost Sunday afternoon after several
weeks of illness. He bsd reached the
seventieth year of his age, the greater
part of which was spent in Anderson
County. He waa a Master Mason and
the burial waa conducted with Masonic
honors by Pelzer Lodge Monday after
noon at the family burial ground near
his late home. .
Sunday afternoon a wind storm visit
ed "Spartanborg," a suburban village
near williamston, which ia inhabited
by the. negro population of thia town,
and several buildings were more or
less shaken np. Planas were nnroofed
and blown down, and at the house of
Alice Kal, the covering waa blown
from a well and her twelve year old
eon was picked np by the j?ale and sent
to the bottom of the open wtdJ. some
twelve feet deep. Aunt Alice waa
greatly distressed at first, when ehe
found her son missing, but after tatis
fviog herself that he wnw nnhnrr. ?he
y ? xcln;;??; <!: "D? ?..Gru iS ??lway?
ready to help aa old timo darky out ot
u 'merge ney."
At tho residence of Mm. M. H. Good
gion, which seemed to bo in tho track
of tho storm, considerable damage was
dono to her wutor tank and wind mill,
tho entiro plant Oeing blown down and
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UUb Ul kUKIIJIIDOIUIIi - ? .
Storm in Greenwood County.
Greenwood. June *2'>.-A severe
electrical and wind ?tortu swept over
this county yesterday evening about 7
o'clock. Thc greatest damage ia re
ported from Troy on tho C. and \V.
U. railway. The Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church there waB com
pletely destroyed by thc wind Htorm.
The church waa simply torn all to
pieces, HO thc telephone cperator at
Troy Bay?. Many fences and some
ch itu ney.s wore blown down, but the
only building destroyed waa tho
church. Troy ha? a very strong A.
It. P. congregation and the church
will no doubt be speedily rebuilt, but
the dehtruction of thc old building ia
. luito a loas.
The storm in Greenwood did no
sp?cial damage. The electrical dio
play was very brilliant and, to many
- Speaker Cannon hopes that Con
gruas will wind up by July 1..
- A special dispatch from Athens,
Ga., under 'J-od inst., says during the
hailstorm in Clark and Coonee coun
iiea great damage was done. In Borne
places the hail fell to a level of 14
inches. Pine trees for miles were
stripped of their foliage. In Clark
county the storm was about a mile
wide aod seven miles long. In Oooneo
it w.'.a two miles wide and ten miles
long. Corn, cotton and other crops
in the path of the storm were totally
destroyed. ' ,
- Mina Christine la Barraque, now
28 years old, who has been blind since
she was a baby, graduated at the head
of a law o?ase in a California law Behool
aod haB been admitted to tho Bar in
that State. She is uow in New York
city completing her musical education.
Realizing that a blind woman oan
hardly practice law suooeesfully, she
has decided to make her living out of
- Miss Pearl Jones, night telo*,
phone operator at Selma, N. C., shot
and fatally wounded a oegro, who con-'
fesses that it was bis third attempt to
assault the young lady. The negro
attacked lier, and tho plucky girl
pumped Ovo ballets into hf# carcass.
- Nine hundred and ninety-nine
years in the penitentiary is tho penal
ty imposed upon Snow Williams, a ne
gro, '. or catching a young white woman
by tho foot. Tho negro intered the
girl's room at Belton, Texas, a few
nights ago and seized her by the foot
but her screams brought aid and he
was arrested. The grand jury waa in
session and quick punishment followed
Cir* Candidates' announcements wiii be sub?
ll Binni until the Primary Election for Five Dollars
-PA VA ULK ix A l) VANCE Don't uk us to o red lt
? L prc Dy announce myself M a candidate for
. t ho ois"? of (County Auditor of Anderson County,
subject to the action of the Democratic pr hu ?ry
JOHN A. MAJOR.
I hereby announce for the office or Auditor for
Anderson County, subject to the rules of the
Democratic primary. .. .... *
CALMA O. BCBBIS3.
I hereby annonce myself aa ? candidate for
I Auditor or in4*?^><> Owniji subject is?hrruit?
of the Democratic primary."
_ JAB. H. CBAIQ. ?.
JUDOE OF PROBATE.
J hereby announce myself si a candidate for the
office of Judjre of Probate for Anderson Count y,
subject to thu action of the Democratic party.
. J. ?. VAJSl'IVER.
The undersigned respectfully announces himself
a candidate for the office of Judge of Probate for
: Auderson County, subject to the rules of the
d mocratlc primary. ,
j W. PLUMES NICHOLSON.
UND FOB SALE.
I have) two hundred ind thirteen (213)
acres of land, lying near Cbamberlaln'a
Ferry, fl miles from McCormick, S. C,
on the p ubi io- road leading from McCor
mick to Lincolnton O. H., Ga. It is a
strong and productive gt ade of land for
cotton and grain. It ia bounded by Sa
vannah river on tho east ?Ide, Soap creek
on the weet sido, with a publie road ran*
ring nearly through tbs center. It has
an ordinary good dwelling hone*, a good
barn, cotton house aod a.small* atore
honte. It la a good place for a atora and
a publie work shop. Two-horse farm la
cultivation, good wtaier aud a healthy
place, good school and church, mill and
gin In two mile?, and as good comm unity
as can be found anywhere. A good pas
ture and a fine place for jraistngVBtook.
and I ex peot there could be ten hundred
thousand feet of pine lamber sawed, on
the plaoe. There ls also a nice young
Pecan orchard growing on Soap creek,
which will be vainablein a few years.
Thia land oan be bought reasonable,
considering the value of the place. Ap
ply to J, D. HOLCOMB,
Leverets Qa. '
June 20,11)06 !.. r 4
THE RH HI
1 Ilk Ubb
Keeps Business going on al1 the
year round by giving Values that
competitors fear to attempt to
Nice lot of Crepe Clothe, Zephyrs, Etc , in all the best colors,
and cheap at 12ic,our prico 7he yard.
Beautiful Mercerized Wash Fabrics, worth 25c, at 12 ? o yard.
Vard-wide Bleaching at 5c yard.
Poe Mills 10c Bleaching at 7ic yard.
Nice Cotton Voiles at 5c yard.
Good I^ast Colored Percales at 8c yard.
Yard-wide Homespun only 5c yard.
Nice line of Fine Wool Drees Goods, Silks, Etc., from 10 to
40 per cent cheaper than you can get same Goods elsewhere.
We are Sole Agents for Queen Quality Shoes for women,
and Walk Over Shoes forjjfceu. Also. Bion F. Reynolds and
Barry's Shoes for men.
we have them.
f? anything good yon want in Shoes
Clothing, Pants, Etc.
Men's Wool Suits, to close, at $2 98 Suit
Men's Summer Suits, new styles, well made and all wool, at
Better Suits at $7 50 Suit and up.
Men's All Wool Pants, cheap at 81.50, our price 81.00 pair.
Finer Pants at 81.50, 82.00, 82.50, and genuine 85.00 Pants ,
at $3.50 pair.
Men's best grade Overalls at 85c pair.
Stretchy Seam Drawers for men at 37 J c pair.
Bring your wants here and satisiy them for
THE BEE HIVE,
G. H. BAILES.
FRUIT PRESERVING POWDER.
Nothing like it on the market.
It preserves Vegetables, Traits, Jellie*, and is not inj?*
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".'1 "Fl ' ? '9 i JX? ._' . _ - * . _ . .
Evans' Liver and Kidney Pills are still 25c. We hain't
advanced the price.
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JUST A mmii OF YOW TfflE.
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We have just closed out another Oar of the CWorated BL H< Baboook
Buggies, ?nd have another Car on the; road. Thia wakes 'IHBEE CAKS
of ?hh Buggy this season. ,
A Car of TYSON" A JO^ goodf juet arrived.
A Car of A, WKENN & SONS gooda on the floor, end a Oar of Co
lombia and Hamilton Gooda in Depot, Betides these wa bave a Cay of
ROCK HILL coodah stock, and a lot of vari?os makes op our floors, ell
of which we will sell jon as LOW as you want them.
Will exohange for good young Mules and Horses,
' Sell you for cash or good paper. AWS|Si
.'. Complete line of Harness, Dusters, Umbrellas Canopy Shades and oth?
er goode m our line. ; Wo wii! sell you any thing you want; Come along and
see us before you buy, a?d wiU do you right. . . ?
Have You Attended Our
If not .
off any ?
The Only Genuine Bargain Sale iii Town,.
. Big Savings
In Store For You l
JULIUS H. WEIL & CO.
113 Granito Bow,
TO ARRIVE THIS ?ESC.
Place your ordox-s with ua. /;
Wo to '
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