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GREAT IS BC
I So-Cffillod Fest a Htm
The filjowirg address wes deliver
cd before kbe Arkansas ?ot|on Con
venLion M Monte Ne, Ark,, last Wed
nesday, by Mike Xi. Thomas, ewell
known cjotton broker of DallaB Texas:
' I was born und raised in Texas, and
the boll weevil is the only .thing that
I ever sw that raised so much devil
ment aS JIG bas in that great State scd
still live, ile has done more than
the opnntry he came from eyer did,
and that was to lick the stuning out
of Texas and the United States thrown
in es lagniappe. When anybody or
anything that wears hair and hide,
walks, nie J or crawlu, whips a native
V; boro. Texan, they have my greatest
admiration, for I am forty years old
and have matched at least1 100 fights
with them myself, and have my first
one to win yet.
It io said that a male and'female
i boll -weevil, after having passed
through their courting days end have
been a party to the ceremony and
taken the solem i marsiage vows, will
grind out over a million young in ons
year, and they bolong to > the union at
thst. But it is not the W^tity that
licks the Texan, its the siso of the
brute, varmint or bug. That is where
he has his advantage, for anything
that a Tessa eaasct go af ts* with .
ii'.'r.')' MA rik !? M^?jm. ? fiui'ltt Lan ??t na? InoiHUi}
. g?M.,v .HU?, .v> ?v -aim amvw
the modern up-to-date warfereprac
ticed no ouccQG?fally ia the United
I J States Senate.; ; Bui':Texae ia & great
and growing State, and he; people are
.-. the best and smartest on esr th, and it
will be bnt a'question of a short time
until they adopt other and more harm
less methods of overcoming their cne
mies. . .
The efforts th?t have been made in
the past to lick the boll weevil not
only by the Texans ; themselves, but
Vv hf the United States government,
haye proved; suoh ' howling failures.
; vj that: they .'are ridiculous. Tit ey first
wont after him with Paris Green..
, george Aldredge and Horatio Ad&mj?
.bought it in car load lotB and ba*
their plants tiona smeared so thtfjl
M^ilth'is- that it looked like the Emerslcf
Island. Hugh Fitigerald and Ban
; SalUvan went into spasms at the sight
of them end wanted to erect a monu
ment to Tom Moore on the spot; The
following 8ondsy morning Aldredge
H?? ?aQ?JB w????Bt ro SSS ibo aSooi
? \ .'or* . the' k ^ts'Gre^;;and. they:n^i?
gone over/fif ty feet when they saw au
old cook weevil ch tho top of a oine
foot cotton stalk aa fat as u Jew
goose, who eoratohsd his third rib
with MB eeventh left hind foot and
winking bia right eye, cried out to his
Wife, <:Good morning, flame, the
'pair is green/ : if they think they
v can kill:U^witb this^tunV'
The next attempt was made by the
United Stfttesgovernment. T?yita-,
Guatemalan ants. South Te.E?aS?as
selected as tho battie-grouud, sud
; while it ie strictly against;tB'?;.^:?3|ilWs.!br,
the State to pull ofi a prise fight with
in its borders, 4he United Stales, seems
to claim j to be larger and haye more
f ; Br, Knapp was selected as referee:
Dr. Hunter was chosen as^eecond and
down forty points, anticipating iv fa
vorable result for the ant, andida
^factor to the Ssuih.
our forests would be ruioed in lees
flinn IflO v?ora. '
'So it is with the weevil* -He has
already proven himself to be tho
greatest benefactor the South has ever
known. While he destroys millions
of dolors worth of cotton, and is look
ed upon as an enemy, he haa put $10
into the pocket of the South where he
haa cost it one. He baa destroyed
250,000 h ales of cotton at $40 per bale,
which ia ?.qual to $10,000,000, and ad
vanced the price of 10,000,000 bales
$10 per bale, which is.equal to $100,
000,000. And while Texas ?lone suf
fered the. loss, aad it looked elik
she waa bearing all the burden, aod
the remainder of tba cotton States
reaping all the reward*, auob is not
tue,oase, for whijta ii coat her the en?
tire $10,000,000, it increased the value
of ber 3,000,000 bales $10 per bale,
whiob is equal to $30,000,000.
But tba teal benefit to thia great
State ia yet to ooue, for the good this
pest bas dono tuc S tato in tho past will
be aa nothing compared to what it,
will do for it in thc future. Oar ono
Gr^at Creator made us all equal and
alike, and while we complain of the
weevils* ravagea and think we are
cure cd, it is because not one man out
cf every thousand ever thinks. While j
*5od s?dossd w?t?v JH>U"S*2 cf
speech, action and reason and made
bim the master of everything on the
carib, he usoa aili his power, but that
of thought or reason. \
; I He contenta himself with following
ony ono thai has the; herve end often,
what is commonly called gall to be a
leader, no matter whether h? . ?sea
reason or philosophy or is preying
?non the ignorance and stupidity of
tho people to increase his own ineome
and enrich his own coffers at the ex*
passe of the public. V?t, requires a
great deal pf labor, study and reason
to pierce the thiok veil that hides
from the mass of mortals the myst?
re s of naturo, and while Texas is la
boring under the impression that abe
4B cteaed with a great pest in tho wee
vil, \?Sd has the ey rapa: jy of the
whole world,v she, instead^ is to be
congratulated. For God made; it so
that one poieon should1 act aa 'an anti
dote and panacea for another poison,
and that one calamity would* over
cutan Buotuer calamity which might
bs far snore dtjogcwma end destruc
tive. .'; ?. ' v ?$g '
Hrf l? se* bee? fer ?s r^v.?, our
vast territory of the west would ?ave I
rem?lag4 *^?5e*^d fs? ^^na ao
o vcr . produc tio n of co tfco u raigal h a ve
come to band, which would have bank
rupted tho S tato. The cotton plant is
a dry weather plant and Ue leaves are
such a -manuer that the p?aa?, resem
bles an umbrella and acts as a shed to
preveui the mo norn penetrating and
^tting its roctsi as the plait requires
bUt Bulo raoiotcre, while corn, wheat,
oets,? cane and millet have leaves
shaped like a gutter that carries tho
moisture to the root of the plant, bo
t caueo they are wet weather plaals and
require m?ob more mois turo. .The
.would JJG harmless in our western ter*'
rit?^toK Gad ?nUnded.to Uder
'n^W^?ki^pu the ctiii^ WM
h?i?i?Mio to? rieh Waek, waxy and
aU^fiaV soil when devoted to otreX^.
Inclose and these Und. will have to
be devoted to the produot?t? #cutta
how to prudiice tho bes*- ead most cot
ton by the least capense.
It bas been truly said that Ged
takes caro of hts ovo. Some ten yeats
.?0, .cha Dalias-Galveston News, the
greatest daily paper in my opinion,
pud whose columns cannot be bought
for any one man or party, but whose
columns are free to all who want them
for anything that will benefit tho ha
man raoe, saw that diversification was
the salvation of the South. They
spent thousands of dollars to educate
the people and prove to them what
was best for ali was the best for the
country. Nov?, the muoh oondemned
weevil has been sent to force man to
do for himself that whioh is the best.
Increasing Farm's Value.
Horse traders who are masters of
the art know that in the main it is
appearance that Bells a horse. So
persons who know most about soiling
fcrsa*; know that they must present an
attractive appearance. A writer says
on this snbjoot :
Many ff.rms oould be improved to
tall io the future for from $500 to
aijO?O more then the pre?ent value by
making improvements, the expense of
whioh would hardly be feit at all.
Trees in the right place are always
a good investment, and cost almost
nothing but tho' trouble of planting
them. The city buyer is quite capti
vated to ? nd one or two thrifty elms,
10 front of the homestesd, snd a num
ber of scattered chestnut, ehellbark
And sugar-maple trees in the pas turco;
while any. buyer, however practical,
will pay more for a farm with a prom
ising fruit orchard. Almost anything
san be bought to ords? ?zeept full
grown trees, and the tfar av s ecker is
"Pfnwiv v. .US tMII ;.x ' ....
? The selling value of the farm is
greatly increased by keeping things in
good repair. Begin with the front
yard by fencing oui . the. chickens,
manuring the grass and catting it
three or four times a year instead of
once. Repair the fences and keep
down all strsggling basaos. If the
buildings are not kepi aeat and io ra
tsir the plsoe always lookran down,
nd ie, therefore, hsrd to sell.
11 It has been found when good roads
eye built that the value of all farms
in the seotion has increased. Hence
itv will pey for the former to agitate
for.State; roads, and to keep the roads
on his farm in good working condi
tio n.-~3t. Louis Ropublio,
A Corn-Fed Humorist.
Two diemen were traveling in
one Of w?e hill counties, of Sven tucky
not long ago, bound on an exploration
for pitch pine, says the Reader Maga
sine;; They lisd been driving for two
hours without encountering a human
being, when they came in sight of a
cabin in a clearing. It wit^ery still.
The hogs lay. where they had fallen,
the thin, oiay-baok sals graced
around aa^ arnuad in * neat cirole, to
save; the; trouble of walkiag, oed one
lean, lank man, whose garments: were'
the color of the olay-befik mule, lean
ed against a tree snd let time roll by.
;^#pnder if' he csu '..s^?it?^'.:i?t?4:i
f^Wjptj. http,"said his coa pan ion.
Tho iwo approached the man whose
y?n?wl?h eyes regarded them without
^HoW dolyou dd ?-' said the North
'^'jrl?wdy," remarked the Southern
; "Pleasant country."
??Fur them that likes it,?'
"Lived her? all your W?*r
BACON AS A FOOD,
Properly Cooked lt Is Valuable and
Lean bacon which contai neu fair
ly large proportions of both protein
and fat formed a part o? the ration
in a number of experiments made
at tho Minnesota experiment sta
tion, about nine ounces being eaten
per man per day. It was cut in
thin slices and baked o** 1 "oiled in
the oven until crisp and b n. Ali
tho fat which cooked out v ^aved
and eaten with tho bread am. ,ther
food which made up tho daily fare.
On an average about 90 per cent of
tho protein and 9G pe* cent of the
fat of the ration containing bacon
were digested, and about 88 per cent
of the energy was available. Calcu
lated values for bacon alono showed
over 90 per cent digested protein
and 96 per cent digestible fat, fig
ures which comparo favorably with
those which have, been obtained for
other animal foods.
Allowing 5 per cent for waste, a
pound of bacon will contain from
one-tenth to three-tenths digestible
protein and from four-tenths to
six-tenths pound digestible fat,
which is about two-thirds as much
as is found in butter. "Lean bacon
contains os much protein and about
twice as much digestible fat as other
meats," says the experimental sta
tion professor, "making it at the
sam? time and even at a higher
price per pound a cheaper food than
other meats. Bacon fat ie easily di
gested, and when combined with
other foods it appears to exert a
favorable mechanical 'action upon
' Many who are fond of bacon hes
itate to eat it, since they believe
that, being very rich in fat, it is a
frequent cause ox indigestion. As
has been pointed ont by a number
cf writers,-* seems fair to say that
in the majority of cases such diges
tive disturb cecea are not due to the
fatty nature of the food? but to tho
fact that the bacon was overcooked,
or, rather,-cooked ai too high a tem
perature. It is not surprising that
this should be the caso when it ia
remembered that fat heated to a
high temperature is decomposed,
and one of the products given off is
nereid in, an unpleasant smelling
compound which attacks: the eyes,
makes them smart, and irritates'all
This impound is plainly notice
able in. the "acrid fumes of burning
or scorching fat. When bacon fat
is heated to 350 degrees 'F. this.
chemical change is brought about to
a greater or less extent. Very often
bacon is hurriedly cooked in a very
hot frying; pan over a bright fire,
and more or less scorched fat ?B an
almost inevitable result. When
broiled or cooked in. the oven there
is less danger of scorching, but un
der all circumstances great caro
should be take i to avoid too hot a
rfi^-Nation y>rov?sioner. ,
Vi lt Waa on the Ban.
An American traveling in Europe
engaged tho services of a courier.
A\i 1 vin g in Austria, tho 'American
i asked ure servant to register his
same according to the police regula
I tiona of that country. The man re
plied that he had already anticipat
ed -the order and registered bim aa
an American gentleman of means.
*?Btrt how did you write my rtanteP
i asked the. waster- : tcS. can t exactly
pronounce ii, but I copied it care
fully from your portmanteau, air."
"Bot it is not there/' was the reply.
."Bring menthe book." .The register
was brought and? revealed, instead
of a very plain English name of two
syllables, tho following portentous
entry: "Monsieur .Warranted Solid
AH extraordinary Light.
? What is believed to haye been an
aurora cl such extraordinary bril
liancy as to obscure the sunlight is
thue described in an old number of
the Gentlemen's Magasine: On the
2d of January, 1756, an unusual
light, far above the brightest day,
Struck all beholders with amaze
ment ?The time was 4 o'clock in the
afternoon, and it ; soon; faded away.;
At 7> however,, irou east to weat,
streams appeared like rivers '.: of '
I bright fire. :/JL /gciierai feeling of
fllarin^was caused oy these, but they
gradually faded *.7ray to! the north,
?heir- disappearance being accompa
I, tied by shocks which were felt by
all? but which did no. particular
:fi / two Able Uar?. I
( Two amateur, . hunters in the
northern woods once saw a deer, and
Ww fired; at^?nce. "That s is my
mfr? saidshot if "No, yon
did not," hotly replied B. f?t is my
M^MjiPp^P^ A third
party was approaching from tho op- !
pepito -direction-.with fury in his
cy? and ? club la his hand. *?Whteh
?Wwte&tt>'&t? ?eUew B.
inst aowitold mo fcc did it,** said A.
And B., now thoroughly alarmed for
?personal safety, answered: "Ho
itself teirouU s^?d;a^l?e^??
*- A rosy f ature seldom evolves oat
*t a;lcr|?:Psst?;? l';t.''-.^^p.^^SB|
-- Mod??ty was a virtue nflsaeased
Fashions in Crime.
Compared with what it is today,
New York thirty years ago was a mere
village. Crime was then congested in
spots; criminals' headquarters were SB
well known a? the oity hall. Tho old
time sleuth would go down *o oertaio
pifi?os, inoBtly south of 14th street,
and well known at least by r?putation,
to all old New Yorkora, and got some j
one to tell bim who committed tho j
laBt joh, or probably have tho thief (
hiiPHolf give up the property. Start I
the oldtimers talking about those dear <
old "joints" and you will give them a |
pleasant hour. Twenty years ago I ,
stood on the steps of a down-town ho- i
tel with a celebrated dotcotive, and in ]
tho oourso of an hour ho pointed out
twenty professional orooks, all upc- ]
oialists. They wore as woll known ?s
the big men io the financial district,
and it was considered a privilege to ?
Tho old veteran burglars, with a
dark lantern, a bottlo of chloroform
and a sponge, half a candle, a bundle
keys, a big revolvor and a knife, a kit
of tools and a blaok jaok, belonging to
a Behool entirely different from these
people. The old time burglar survives
now, mostly, in suburban places. He
operates in New Jersey or Long Is
land, and attacks tho isolated house;
he has to make sure of the dog, and
he goes armed as aforetime, prepared
for a hard fight. Tben the army of
eonfidenoe mon is oonstantly ohang*
ing. The old fellows are either in jail
or dead, and the new ones are not yet
sufficiently known to the police; they
hsve not built up their reputations,
as it were. Strange to ssy, however,
the old swindlers still remain staple
goods in the oriminal market. Adver
tise it as you will, the desoon from
the. fsoutitaios of Tennessee or the
pescefal villages of Indiana still comes
on to got his bundle of counterfeit
money.-Former Police Commissioner
MoAdoo in Harper's Weekly.
-- A ring hes no end, and if it is
bought on the installment plan .the
paying for it has no end either. .
-- mm m am i
How Nature Provides.
- . :..,W!
OUT ?Scaaiy, rie ai tn cod Happiness.
Is it not possible, and altogether prob
!. able that elements necessary for the
body-health are contained in the med
icinal roots found in the earth, digested
in the plant laboratory of Nature and
made ready for man or animal?
There ia a growing belief among seien
, tiste that tho vegetable kingdom fur
nishes us with the necessary elements
for blood saning ?m? Co keep that deli
cate balance of health that the human
animal ts so apt to disturb by wrong
methods of living. Thus we know that
' We should get the phosphates from the
wheat is our bread-or some cereal
foods, and iron from certain vegetables,
EU ch as spinach and greens.
If Ibera ls tll-bealth then our best
laaBjep for recovering our standard
balance of health is to go to Nature's
Laboratory--.ie plant lue which will
f n rnlcK tho tai?iiM|?i
Buried deep in our forests is the plant
known aa Golden Beal (Hydrastis) the
root of which Edwin M. Hale, M. D.,
Prof easer of Materia Medica at Hah ne
na ann Medical Coilege, Chicago, states
"In relation to its general effects on the
system, there Is no medicine bi use
about which there is such general un
animity of opinion, lt is universally
regarded as the tonic nseiul in oil de* ]
bili tated states." Dr. Hale continues:
"Prof. John M. Scudder says, * It stim
ulates the digestive processes/and Ul
ereases the assimilation of' food. By
these means the blood is enriched, and
this blood feeds* the muscular system/
* I mention the muscular system because
I believe it first feels the increased
power imparted by tho stimulation of
Increased nutrition. The consequent
improvement on the nervous and
glandular systems are natural results.' ?
StilHngia or Queen's root is another
root which has long been in repute ss
sur alterative (blood purifier) and Prof.
John King, M. D., says of it: "An
alterative unsurpassed by few if any
other of the known alteratives; mott
successful in skin and scrofulous affec
tions. Beneficial in bronchial affections
-permanently euros bronehltit-relievea
irritation-an important cough remedy
-coughs of years' standing being cured.
Aida in blood-making and nutrition,
and may be taken without harm for
long periods." ; \m? , ?,
Nearly forty years ago, Dr. B. V.
Pierce of Buffalo, N. Y., combined an
extract of the two above roots, together
with that of Stone root, Black Cl leny* I
bark, Bloodroot Mandrake and Glyc
erine-into a prescription which he put
up in a ready-to-uee form, and called
Dr* Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
It. was' most successful in correcting
and curing such ailments aa were due
to stomach and liver derangements,
followed. by impure blood.
In caeos o? weak , stomach, indiges
tion, dyspepsia, ulceration of stomach
or bowels, torpid liver, or biliousness,
the ".Golden Medical Discovery** bas
never been excelled as a tonic and in
vigorate r which puts the affected or
gans "in tune1* and enables them to
.perform their proper fonctions. ^
This alterative and tonio is indicated
when you have symptom?! of headache,
backache, in fact "ache all over."
When your appetite is gone, tongue
furred, bad tasto in month, foul breath,
when you feel weak, tired, blue and
discouraged, then is tba time to take
thia natural restorative ok Dr, Pierce.
"Golden Medical Discovery* ls not a
secret, or patent medicine, because all
it? ingredients ax* printed on the bottle
wrapper. It convine no alcohol, or
other harmful, habit-forming agents
chemically pure, : triple - refined grye*
carine being need ss a selves* ?Uid pre
servative. ? .
;A ?qoV medical book, written ia
plain English, and' free from technical
terms ls a valu ab! e. work for frequent
consultation. Such a work ls Dr.
Pierce's Common Senee Medical Ad
viser. >lt's a book of 1008 'pages, pro
fusely illustrated, mm g?ea mm
now, although formerly. sold In cloth
binding for $1.50. .Send 21 cents; ta
one-cent stamps, to pay loir cost of
ee^tot^ an, elegant?y
OH BIM, Cte
This Establishment lias been Belling
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. Daring all that timo competitor*
bave como and gone, but we havo remained right hero. We have always robt
Oh?apor than any others, and during those long years vre have not had one dis
satisfied customer. Mistakes will sometimes occur, and if at any time we
lound that a customor was dissatisfied wc did not rest until wo had made him
Batiaficd. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and last
ing, and wo can say with pride, but without boasting, that wo have the conft
ienoe of tho pcoplo of thia section. We have a larger Stock of Goods this
Boason than wo have ever had, and we pledgo you our word that we have never
sold Furnituro at as close a margin of profit as wo aro doing now. This io
proven by tho faot that we are selling Furniture not only all over Anderaoa
Jounty but in every Town in tho Piedmont section. Come and see us. Your
parents saved money by buying from us, and you and your children can Bave
money by buying hore leo. We carry EVERYTHING in the Furniture line,
G. F? TOLLY & SON, Depot Street.
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers
MASTIC MIXED PAINT.
We Want to Sell lou Yonr Faint.
Como in to eeo us, and let us tell you all about it.
We have eold this Paint for many years, and all have been pleased who
used it. We have a fine selection of colors, and will gladly give you a card
showing them if you will call in and request same. Also, a full line of
Varnishes, Stains, Floor Faints,
Furniture Polish, Faint Brushes, Etc.
ORR, CRAY & CO.,
Next'.to Bank of Anderson. Rollahle Druggists.
Kow is a good time to huy a new Buggy and Harness
and we *ant you to look at our large stock of the latest and
best up-to-date styles, and it will be no trouble for you te
make a selection. Our work is all sold under guarantee.: We
have extra bargains to offer, Give us a trial. Our pri?es are
low and terms; to suit.
/ THE J. S. FOWLER COMPANY.
F. B.--We have a few last Fall's Jobs to go at Cost.
THE SOUTH'S GREATEST SYSTEM]
Uaesceiiea Dining car Service.
Through Pullman Bleep?ngiC?rs?oa aurais^ I
Convenient Schedules on all Local Tram
"WINTER TOURI?T BATES are now In effect'to nil" Finida Points
For full information es to yates, routes, etc., consult ne amt (Southern
,*!!7r? ?mSS. MgMI>; VA
R. W. Ht HT, Division Passenger Agent /Charleston, B. Ol
BROOKS MORGAN, Ant. Gen. Pas. Agent, Atlanta, Qa,
ONE CAR OF HOG FEED.
Have just received one Gar LOS? of HOG FEED
(?horts) at very close prices. Come beforejthey?are
all gone. Now is the time for throwing- , .
Around your premiss io prevent a case of fever or
some other disease, that * ??1 cost you very mach more .
than the price of v. bar .el of Lime (81.00.) $ We have
a fresh shipment in - ^.k, and will be ?lad to eend'you
some? If von contemplate building a bara or any
other building, see us before buying yonr-*
CEMENT and UMRI
As we satt the veryibestfqualitiea/mly.,,
F , ' - ; O. D? A WP ER SOW.
? LOIIIa LOOK AHEAD
A mon taine* ft is vhen the atotterof li|s>v ^ ;
r- '. basurr.noo suggest? itself-but cimimatan- j ; ,v,
- ; oes ot laie hnve shown how life hangs by a V m
thread when war, flood, hurricane and fir? ?' -rf
juddenly overtakes you, and the only way . ?
3i. . V : . to b^ siUP??mt yonr family is 'protected is: ? "?? * pMf fi
nPm' ': v V ease of cola? tity overtaking yo? is to iw?* \?Mflm ?
"' y: ? y>1; enra^afohdCm
^Dropfaai^WMtAo^it, ? . . ' ; ,^,V .