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PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY. J. F. CLINKSCALES, \ EDITORS AND 0. C. T- ANGSTON, j PROPRIETORS TERMS: ONE YEAR.?1 50 SIX MONTHS . 75 WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 1896. A small boy smoked twenty cigarettes in thirty minutes-and died. He could not have done anything else. Rhind, Evans' partner in the bond scheme, has disappeared, and can't be lo cated by the energetic newspapers report ers._ It has been definitely decided that tho National Democ ratio headquarters will be located at Chicago with a branch at Wash ington. The Republicans of Wyoming have nominated a lady, the incumbent State Superintendent of Public Instruction, for Governor. ..mm e m - Tenants who get in debt to landlords and then "jump" ought to be severely punished. It hi a growing evil and a great impediment io agricultural pros perity. _ _ The argument of the State in the dis pensary test case to be heard before the United States Supreme Court in October is now nearing completion. The ar gument will be very elaborate on both sides. The State of Tennessee has a Tillman and Evans, and they are politicians. The Republican Convection which met in Nashville recently nominated G. N. Till man for Governor and H. Clay Evans for Lieutenant Governor. Hon. Hoke Smith has resigned his po sition as Secretary of Interior, and Presi dent Cleveland has appointed David R. -Franois, ex-Governor of Missouri, as his successor. Mr. Smith will resume the practice of law at bis old ho"~ Atlanta, Ga. No matter what a man's opinions may be, there aro only two men for him to choose between for the presidency. Ei ther Bryan or McKinley will be the next President, Votes may be cast for other men but they will be thrown away. The prospect for higher prices for cot ton grows better each day as the reports of the serious falling off in condition of the crop reach me commercial centres. The speculators are taking advantage of the situation, are pushin * up the prices of futures for speculative purposes, and their profits have already been immense. Professor Sanford, the distinguished and venerable mathematician and astron omer, has just died at his home in Ma con, Ga. Prof. ;i an ford has been a mem ber of the faculi:y of Macon College for nearly fifty years, but he is better known throughout the broad land as the au thor of the well -known Sanford series of Arithmetics. Albert E. Boone, the projector of the -".Black Diamond" line from Knoxville to the Atlantic Seaboard, had published a card saying that he thinks Messrs. Thom as & Ryan are trying to head him off. He says that ho will build from Knox "VUIB to Clayton, Rabun County, Georgia, 151 miles, and from Clayton will push on to Augusta. One moro popular belief has been re morselessly swept away-that is the old and well established belief that whoever had iu his possession an umbrella was owner of it. A man in England, who was recently found with one he could not account for in a manner satisfactory to the court, not only had all his theories on that subject upset, but was sent to prison for fourteen miserable days. \ mt am We have before us the prospectus of "Army Letters," a monthly magazine published in Columbia by the War Re cord Publishing Co. at one dollar a year. The first is3ue will make its appearance about 10th September. It will be edited by Maj. F. G. de Fontaine, the veteran war correspondent, and will be full of ex ceedingly interesting matter. Send ten cents and ged a sample copy. Tho present age is a time of great ac tivity. We walk rapidly; we ride and drive at full speed and the swiftest ex press trains are always preferred, and even they seem too slow, leisurely read ing is a thing of the past. In whatever we engage we are restless if any delay occurs. In our amusements there is con stant hurry. There is no opportunity for quiet reflection and recuperating rest. The mental and physical machinery is constantly in motion. Individual devel opment is neglected, and our personality ls swallowed np in the whirling mass. The results are superficial thinking, in complete work, and an early breaking down of the human system. Acting Postmaster-General Neilson has modified the recent order of the Post master-General prohibiting railroads from carrying without payment of pos tage mail relating to railroad business to meet the views of Attorney General Harmon, to whom the matter had been referred. The Attorney General held that a railroad company has a right to carry letters without the payment of pos tage that are written and sent by the of ficers and agents of the railroad company which carries and delivers them, about its business, and these only. They may be letters to others of its officers and agents, to those of connecting lines, or to anyone else, so long -as no other carrier intervenes. To enumerate the world's population is a task which is simply appalling iu its magnitude and yet before the present century has completed its course that task, as difficult as it may seem, will be inaugurated. In round numbers the population of the globe is estimated at 1,700,000,000. These figures, however, are based upon the calculations which each country has made for itself, and while the grregate may be within a close approximation of the real number, this method of enumeration is too complica ted to be reliable. At the last biennial meeting of the International Statistical Institute, recently held in Switzerland, it was decided to institute a census which should havo for its scope the entire pop ulation of the globe. Tho advantage of uch a census is that it will be thorough ly supervised by competent statisticians appointed for the special purpose. It will take several years, perhaps, to com plete a census of this kind, but it will put at rest all doubt as to the number of beings who inhabit this planet. - Greenwood Journal, Aug. 13: Prof. Wm. Hood was in Greenwood a few days last week visiting his son and daughter, Dr. Hood and Mrs. R. P. Blake. Prof. Hood's presence here recalled tho time just after the war when he was State Treasurer under Gov. Jas. L. Orr and holdover forborne time under Gov. R. K. Scott until his successor could give bond. It is said when he was about to retire from office, Gov. Scott asked him what he expected to do, and Prof. Hood told him that he had accepted a profes sorship at Erskine college. Gov. Scott expressed a desire to educate some South ern boy whom Prof. Hood should select. The boy was chosen by Prof. Hood, edu cated by Gov. Scott, and is now president ia this State. ed Hot Revelations. To the Editor of the State: In your is sue of the 7th inst, you published'a latter from Commissioner Mixson. Every word he says in that letter about my of fering him a rebate directly or indirectly of any amount or any shape, or at any time, is absolutelv false from beginning to end. He further states that "when Mr. Trax ler waa commissioner he discovered that the Mill Creek Company was being paid interest after 30 days, and each 30 days calling for more or bigger intetest." This statement is also false. All the goous we sold Commissiouor Traxler were sold on GO daya or four months' time, and interest was charged after the maturity of each invoice at G per cent, per annum, and so stated on each invoice. I cannot understand how a sane man can make such a statement over his own signature, when he knows the evidence to prove him a falsifior is on file in the office of tho State Dispensary. ! The reason this man Mixson is so bit ! tor against me is because I would not i employ his agent and pay him a com mission. Shortly after he was appointed commissioner, but before the business of the .dispensary was transferred to him, he gave his agent a lettter of introduction to me. This'agent said he could get me the business of the State dispensary and wanted a commission of $1 a barrel on X 2 a barrel on XX and 3 a barrel on XXX whiskey, and wanted this on all we sold the State. I told him the Mill Creek Dis tilling company furnished the capital to make the dispensary a success and that institution owed us more than 92,000 at one time, and tho books in tho orlico of the dispensary would prove it, and I thougbt the management ot the dispensa ry would be coldblooded and ungrateful if they did not give us a portion of their business without our having to "put up" for it. Wo did not get the business. Now, I leave the readers of your paper to judge for themselves. GEO. HCBBELI.. Secretary Mill Creek Distilling Co. Cincinnati, Aug. IS, 1S9G. MIXSON ON HUBBELL. To thc Editor of the State: Mr. Hubbell says in reference to me in your issue of yesterday: "Every word ho says about my offering him a rebate, directly or in directly, of any amount, or in any shape, or at auy time, is absolutely fdse from beginning to end." Yet ho doos not de ny the interview in the sample room nor my statement of what occurred there. Should he do so and when he does, then he is tho liar that I haye already branded him in such event. I now go further and say when the of fer of the 10 per cent, discount wa3 made in the privacy in the sample room, (he having previously soperemtorily refused to give mo tho 5 "per cent, off) I looked upon it with suspicion and hence the question, "Will you let it appear regu larly on the invoice*?" Upon his declin ing to do so and throwing himself behind the "trust'r I was fully satisfied what his meaning was and consequently de clined to deal with him and have never done so. In the matter of interest, my letter should have read, interest being paid af ter 60 days in place of SO days as stated. I now say that his invoices for all goods bear upon their face "interest after GO days at 6 per cent, per annum, except on the XXX ryes which he bills at 2.25 per gallon, four months. You must understand that the quanti ty of XXX ryes is very small indeed in comparison with the quantity of the other, which was billed on the GO days time. After assuming the duties of commis sioner a draft come in from Mr. Hub bell's company claiming a balance of in terest due tbem. A3 Mr. Traxler had not returned any amount due them as such, I refused to pay for some time and did not do so until I had Mr. Hubbell to como out and bad Mr. Traxler to go ovor the account with my bookkeeper, Mr. S. W. Scruggs, who was soon convinced that there was an accumulated interest from partial payments of accounts due them amounting to 1,255.34. for which amount I issued a warrant on the State treasurer, Mr. Traxler agreeing to the same, which I now have iu my office in writing. Even if Mr. Mr. Hubbell did uot intend my putting the return "cash" from the 10 per cent, offered, in my own pocket as is so religiously claimed, he certainly of fered to act, must I say, in bad faith in trying to beat and deceive the "trust," of which he is an honored member, and I am informed an officer, and in doing so he laid himself open to be adjudged capa ble of making any kind of a propositron. As to the part ol his letter which states "an agent of his called on me with a letter of introduction," the only party to whom I gave a lotter of introduction was to Mr. Robt. M. Mixson under the following circumstances: About thc time I assumed tho duties of the office Mr. Robt. M. Mixson, a nephew of mine, who is aud has been for the last 10 or 12 years, the soliciting freight agent of the southern department of the Louis ville and Nashville railroad with head quarters in Atlanta, Ga., asked me for let ters,of introduction to several parties, in the interest of his road. I readily and giadly complied with his request and gave him polite and gentlemanly letters to the following parties: George Hubbell, Cincinnati; Messrs. Block, Acme Brew ing company, Macon; Penn Ulass com pany, Anderson, Ind., and perhaps to an other one or two, I do not recollect. What look place between Mr. Hubbell the sec retary of the Mill Creek Distillery com pany" and Mr. Robt. M. Mixson* agent of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, I do not know, but this I do know, Mr. Mixon never intimated to me that his lotter was to be used for other than the purpose it was written, nor was he au thorized to make any proposition coming from me, and if any such proposition was made, it was without my knowledge. Immediately on reading Mr, IIubbell'8 latter I wired Mr. Robt M. Mixson, ask ing him for a statement of what occurred between himself and Mr. Hubbell that in any manner related to me, and herewith I give you his reply. Mr. Hubboll's statement in reference to my sending au agent to negotiate bears badly on his sida, for after refusing to give tho agent, as he states, 1 per barrel for X, 2 per barrel for XX and 3 per -barrel for XXX, be himself offers me 11.25 per barrel for XXX and would not consent to put it it on the invoices. Be sides had I any intention of such a deal I would have been more discreet and not allowed a third party the knowledge nor a part of the deal. I dislike very much to be forced to in flict this upon the people, but it would be suicidal iu my remaining quiet when struck, and however agreeable it may be for me to make these. appearances in print, the poople may rest assured that I will strike back when struck. F. M. MIXSON. The following is tho letter of Mr. Mix son's nephew t him: F. M. Mixson, State Commissioner, Co lumbia, S. C. Dear Sir:-Replying to your request to state to you what occurred relative to a letter of introduction to George Hubbell, secretary of tho Mill Creek Distilling company, Cincinnati, given me by you sometime the first of the year, 1S95. I beg to say that when I called upon you about the time you took charge of the State Dispensary, and asked you lor let ters of introduction lor several western firms, from whom tho dispensary bougbt goods, you kindly gave them to me, among them one to Mr. Hubbell. As well asl can remember, the letter read: "This will be handed you by my nephew, Mr. R M. Mixson, who represents tho Louisville and Nashville railroad. Any thing you can do for him will be appre ciated "by yours respectfully, F. M. Mix son." I secured this letter for the reason that I was anxious to haul all of the shipments for the Mill Creek Distilling company, having been hauling only a portion ol' Bame under Mr. Traxler. I mailed this letter to Mr. Hubbell, stating that I would like to meet him on his next visit to this territory. Mr. Hubbell replied that ho would notify me when ho next came to Georgia or South Carolina. Finding that I was losing his Macon shipments al60, I wired him that I was anxious to seo bim, and to please wire me dead-head answer when he would be down. I finally met Mr. Hubbell on one of my regular visits to Macon, and had a nice talk with him, relativo to freights aud other things. During this conversation Mr. Hubbell made mo a proposition to represent the Mill Creek Distilling com pany in South Carolina, and offered to pay me 50 cents per barrel on whiskey I would sell to the South Carolina State dispensary. This went on for some months, when I met him at tho Planter's hotel, Augusta, on his way to Columbia, S. C. He then increased his offer to 1 for ono X, 2.u0 for two XX and 3.00 for XXX. He vent onto Columbia, and on Saturday after noon of same week be wired me to meet him Sunday afternoon following at the Planters hotel Augusta. I was in Au gusta, and met him. Ile informed me that he had had a settlement in full with the dispensary and had concluded to abandon theirbusiness; that it was too risky, and therefore had asked mo to meet him so that he could withdraw his propo sition. The foregoing propositions were made to me individually, and not as agant for anybody else. Yours truly, R. M. MIXSON. ?EMMMi Bear Girls of the Bicycle : Another word with yon, please. I no tice that ladies in Paris rido bicycles with big pants, with small caps, and with cig arettes in tho lips. I imagine thia is not confined to regions beyond the Atlantic, and: that the "wheel" and cigarette fasci nation may come to girls of the South. Do you notice how it has Blowly made its way over your sensibilities? "Why was tho wheel slowly accepted ? It was be cause your modesty protested, but finally yielded. Why was it that you did not take to the wheel as soon as the boys ? It was because your inward sense of pro priety protested. If there had not been an evident impropriety in girls mounting a wheel they "would have sprung to the amusement as soon as it appeared. Dut good mothers and thoughtful gentlemen shook their heads at the thought. That delicate fear slowly subsided, and father and mother determined that you should have a wheel. There is something no ticeable in this slow movomeut that final ly wins your consent. It was your innate modesty that declined the invitation. You repelled it as unbecoming. But the first repulse was the strongest, and it grew weaker and weaker, and you" have gone somewhere from your original con victions. Is it up or down ? May I call it acclivity or declivity ? Inquire of your hearts and you will have an answer from woman's internal monitor that will lead you to suspect the latter. Ask again : What was it that led me to look with some sort of admiration upon a gracoful lady mounted on a wheel, sailing softly and rapidly and noiselessly by ? Was it her beautiful modesty ? or "was it her skill in poising her vehicle ? Did I think at first that her fixed, solemn gazs and her new walking motion detracted some what from the ease, the elegance and the gracefulness with which she usually walks the streets ? Was there any rebate of woman's modesty in the feat? WaR not the old-fashioned side-saddle a tribute to the native modesty of the sex ? That was mounted becomingly from a pedes tal. But the wheel is straddled outright, and the retrogradation is from the mode of mounting the oue to the mode of mounting the other. It is retrograde and down-grade modesty from the side-saddle to the wheel. I am not afraid, dear girls, that you will dispute the point with me. I am resting my plea on that Btrange thing in woman that is not shocked by an impiety or hor rified by a murder, that lies perfectly dormant when a flagrant ingratitude pass es before it, but the moment that asexual indelicacy passes before it, it leaps into hostile posture. It has a special and in nate antipathy to the unchaste in thought, word or manner. It is a spentaneity and is not argued. It needs no logic. It protests, which means to witness before there is time to convince. I want you to consult your natures, the finest constitutions in the world. There is nothing so beautiful. God's own handi work and man's admiration. Made after man was, the last of the creations, the crowning piece, the citadel of the virtues. All civilization, all manners, all homes, all happiness, are dependent upon the safe-keeping of that citadel of virtue. That fillibustering meeting of boisterous, semi-anarchists held recently at the Cooper Institute, New York, and address ed by a woman (?) indicates what we may come to if woman is careless of her self. D. E. F. ' Wire Will Be Used. Col. D. P. Duncan, mannger of the Farmers' Alliance exchange, roturned from New York yesterday, where he had gone to arrange for the wire cotton ties. He was asked by a representative of the State what success he had met with. "I found the manufacturers willing and even anxious to help the farmers out in their fight against the tie trust," he replied. "I have arranged with a manufacturer to make us wire ties. They f will be made of No G annealed steel wire 30 ties to the bundle, which is the same as is now put in the bundle of fiat hoop ties. "The tie will weigh 1 1-4 pounds, and will cost 90 cents per bundle dslivered in Columbia. The freight rate is 37 cents per hundred to this city, and it will be a little more to some other points, which will add a cent or such a matter to the cost per bundie. "Now, as to tho comparative cost of the wire and hoop tie. A bundle of 30 wire ties weigh 37 1-2 pounds- and costs 90 cents, or $2.40 per hundred pounds, while the same number of hoop ties weigh 45 pounds, and cost ?1.45, or $3.21 cents per hundred pounds. This, you see, makes a hundred pounds of wire ties cost SI cents less than a hundred pounds of the hoop ties. "The reason I fixed upon the large wiro tie was to get the undoubted strength. Ths manufacturer said that in pulling the cotton out of the hold of a ship the smaller wire might give way, but this No. G they would guarantee to stay fast. Besides, tho weight was another consid eration. "After this season I hardly think tho hoop ties will cost over ?1.00 per bundle, for the wire has come to stay. "The ties will bave a complete loop on one end, and the other end in baling will be run through the loop, beut back, and the end put under the wire around the bale. In compresalng it will only be ne cessary to pull the wiro through the loop, run the end under the wire, and the work is done. The manufacturers Baid it will hold any kind of pressure or handling. "Tho factory is nov/ at work on a car load, and will be ready to ship in a few days. I hope to have a carload here next week." Colonel Duncan has worked hard to down the hoop tie trust in this fight, and from this statement it looks as if he had succeeded. Ile receives dozens of letters daily from farmers all over the State ask ing about the wire tie, and all are holding back to hear tho result of tho negotia tions with the manufacturers. Wire will be extensively used in this State.-Columbia Slate, Auyunt 20. Fight lu a Georgia Church. MACON, GA , Aug. 23.--A sensation was created in the leading Methodist Church in this city to-night, caused by a difficulty between the Rev. Alonzo Monk, pastor of the Church, and Tilden Adamson, a reporter of the Daily Telegraph. Mr. Adamson reported the reverend gentleman's sermon last Sunday, which was pronounced by the pastor to be correct. But at to-night's services, Mr. Monk in his sermon was particularly severe on the reporter, and reflected on him in such a manner as to cause Mr. Adamson to resent it near the end of the services. Going io the pulpit the young gentle man demanded an explanation of the Doctors romarke. An exchange of words angered both gentlemen, whereupon they grabbled each other. Deacons of the Church rushed forward, and an exchange of blows betwoen them and tho reporter followed. The news paper man stood firm and defended him self as best he could against odds. Police were sent for. The congregation was greatly excited, more than a thousand people being present. Women and men stood on tip-toe to watch the outcome of tho scuflle. Finally order was restored, but the services were somewhat shortened by the scene. Mr. Monk has been particularly severe on the bar rooms and lewd houses of the city, and his language has been the topic of discussion for a week. The trouble to night is really an outcome of his sermon on the barrooms of Macon. Mr. Monk is one of the ablest ministers in the Meth odist Church, and while many people ap prove his severe attack on the lower ele ments of society, there are others who contemn it as" ill-advised and intemp erate. Speaks to thc Farmers. MOUNT GRETNA, PA., Aug. 21.-Senator Ben Tillman of South Carolina made an address to-day for free silver to the farm ers gathered to attend the Mount Gretna agricultural fair. About 700 people, most of them farmers, made up Senator Till man's audience. Tho speaker was given respectful atteution and was frequently applauded. His concluding paragraph was this: "Will you submit to Euglish domina tion ? We whipped England in 177(3, we whipped her in 1812 and wo can whip her to day with one hand tied Think whether you will again have Pierpont Morgan and his gang of ghouls in Wall Street to govern and have dominion over our President and congress, or whether you will free us and restore our majesty as American freemen. Tell your party to go to the devil unless lt is going todo what is right." With this blunt ending the Senator sat down. Immediately a mun rose in tho audience and proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Tillman, but there were a score of shouts of "no." The Beuator sat entirely unmindful of the turmoil that WBB created for the instant, until the chairman could call the meeting to order and introduce ex-congressman C. li. Turner of New York, who also made a silver speech. - There aro several species of lizards which, whon frightened, will amputate their own tails by a quick jerk. The dis carded member flounces around and attracts the enemy wbilo the body is effecting its escape. Within a few weeks the tail grows out full length, and the lizard is again ready to work a trick on an enemy. Lowndesrille Hems. Several of tho Lowndesville people at teuded the speaking at Autreville Tues day. Rev. Foster Speer went to Georgia Tuesday evening. Capt. .Ino. Miller is visiting in town. Messrs. C. M. Horton and R. II. Mose loy went to Abbeville Friday. Capt. Jno. E. Brownlee, of Antroville, was in town Friday. P.of. J. C. Harper and Mr. Clayton Latitnor, of Honea Path, aro vUi:ing in town. Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Thornton, of At lanta, are visiting the family of Mr. J. T. Latimer. Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Latimer, of Abba ville, spent Sunday with the family of Mr. J. T. Latimer. Mr. J. M. Baker came in Saturday night from Washington, D. C. Miss Lillie H ickahee celebrated her eighteenth birthday Friday by entertain ing her young friend*. Mr. R. E. and Miss Lucia Moseley went to Abbeville Friday. Railroad Price is certainly a hustler. He wont to Anderson last Monday and Wednesday, and because he couldn't get "Keeled up" carno homo aud put out for Abbeville. Lindsay Fennel is a frequent visitor to the postoffico. Ask him what for. Invitations are out for a party at Mrs. A. E. Moorhead's Tuesday evening. Messrs. C. C and H B. Allon are visit ing relatives in Georgia. The Mountain View correspondent is certainly a line one. He is not able to keep posted on what happens in his own little town, but eau give you the news from that little distant place. Lindsay, you will have do better next time or stop. The Misses Rembert, of Fairfield, are in town. Anyone having business with Ellis Huckabee will find him at the parsonage. The protracted metting at the Ridge closed Sunday morning. FAREWELL. Belton Items. The Williamston base ball team meas ured bats with the Belton nine Saturday evening last on the latter's hold. Result : Belton G talleys, Williamston 2 talleys. This makes three successful beats Belton has won from Williamston- If Belton's success continues, look for their presence in tho Southern league next year. Gov. J. G. Evans spent Saturday and Sunday with Hon. A. C. Latimer. Capt. Bi;:d brought in the first bale of cotton Saturday. Sold to Geer Bro3. for 8 conti. The Baptists of Belton will begin a series of meetings at their Church Monday after the fifth Sunday. Dr. Manly will be insisted by Dr. Gardner. Mr. R A. Lewis leaves lo day for New York, where he goe? to purchase hie fall stock. Mrs. Lewis will accompany him KS far B3 Greenville, where she will visit the family of Di. Manly. Mr. Albert Sharpe came over Sunday evening and left Monday morning for home on his bicycle. Miss Z-rla Brock, a graduato of Due Wost Female College, and also of the Philadel phia Conservatory of Music, will have charge of the primary department this year. Including himeelf aa head, he has an excellent faculty. Mi". D. A. Campbell, of this place, whose wife died recently, has received the insur ance on her lifo. She was insured in the Staunton. Prof. J. T. Weat, principal of the Pelzer Behool, is on a visit to his brother, Prof. West, of this place. Mr. D A. Geer has returned from Balti more. He says there was no cessation of beat. He went via Norfolk, where he took a steamer. Ho says you could not stay in the state rooms on account of heat. Misses Mallie Brown is visiting her sis ter, Mrs. McDaniel, in G<eenville. Miss N. Carrie Sullivan, has returned to her home near Pelzer, after a three week's visit to friends and relatives here. Miss Smart, of Troy, S. C., is via.ting Miss Eva Stringer. I Mr. W. K. Stringer has returned after an extended trip to New Y"ork and other Eastern points, where ne went to buy goods and see the sights. Mrs. Wilson and daughter, Miss Carrie, of Charleston, are gupsts of the McGee Hoiel. IC. Fairview Stock Show. The tenth annual exhibit of the Fairview Stock, Agiicultural and Mechanical Asso ciation will be held on the Association grounds, near Fairview Cnurcb, Septem ber 25th, 139G. It is the desiro of the Association, with the aid of a generous public, to make the approaching oxhibit surpass all previous ones in tho number and excellence of its displays aud in profit and pleasure lo those who attend it. Everything that bas made this occasion so attractive in the past will be retained, all that may have been objectionable will be omitted, and there will be the addition of many new and intereuting features. No effort will be spared, nor.hiug left undone that can con tribute to the success of the day. A Grand Stand, with a seating capacity of five hundred, together with fifteen hun dred feet of plank seats, with backs, erected in the grove just east of the Arena will fur nish ample accommodation for the com fort of all visitors. Tnat you may be as sured of perfect order we point you to past experience. The grounds are chartered under the laws of the State, and officera have been appointed with full power to arrest all offenders against the peace. The laws and regulations governing previous displays will be in force. Nothing but live stock and horse food can be sold on the grounds. The success of our enterprise should ap peal not only to the pride of the members of the Association, but al6o to every citi zen of Liureus, Abbeville. Anderson, Sparenburg and Greenville Counties, and all should contribute to thin success by their presence, and especially by securing a full representation of each section in every department of the display. Remember the dato, September 25th, 1S90. W. II. BRITT, Secretary. Bryan and Silver. The National Campaign now begun will be of more absorbing interest than any since 1S7 . The contest will extend to every State North and West, and Massa chusetts will be as debatable ground as Michigan The Democratic standard bearer, William J. Bryan, will take tho flag of Free Silver into the very citadels of Gold, and from first to last thestiuggle will be sensational. There will not be a dull week from now until November. THE STATE is the Leading South Caro lina Newspaper supporting the National Democratic Platfortu. It ls tho admittod champion of tho great issue of Bimetallism, upon which Ihe battlo will be fought. It bau always been a good newspaper, and will be better than ever during this strug cle. It will keep the people of South Carolina closely informed of the progress and prospects of the campaign. No Dem ocrat eeeking Democratic news and doc trine can alford to be without it. CAMPAIGN RATES. To plaoe it within the reach of everybody, the Baili/ Slate will be sent from this time until Nov. 10 to any address for ? 1.75, and the Semi Weeklv Slate for iii cents. The reduction is great, and to get the full advantage of its subscriptions, with the cash, should be 6entatonce. Address, THE STATE, Cjlumbia, S C. Singing School. MR EDITOR: Prof. J. C. Londerman closed a very successful singing school of ten days with a concert on Friday night, l-l-.h iubt., at Corinth Baptist Church. The audience were agresably surprised at the progress his class had m tie, as about half of them were small children. This was Prof. Leuderman'ri tir t ellbrt, and we are convinced that he is a competent music teacher, lie is a high toned Christian gentleman, and wo would not hesitate to recommand him to auy community want ing a lirst class mu*ic teacher. Miss EMMA QLASPIB 8. M. HoLCOMlt, T. B OWEN, Committee. Homes for Delegates. The delegates to the Union Meeting, which con venes at Shiloh next Saturday and Sunday, aro assigned to the following home3 : South Union, J. H. Shearer ; Beaver dam, Mis.^ Julia Burriss ; Double Spring?, W. M. Strickland; Oakdale, Rev. J.R. Earle ; Mt. Tabor, Mrs. M. D. Strickland ; Cross Roads, Paul Yon ; Andersonville, R. Ja fferson ; Hephzibah, A. B. Sullivan; New Bethel, J D. Stonecypher. A. B. SULLIVAN, for Com. You cannot say that you have tried everything for your rheumatism, until you have taken Ayer's Pills. .Hundreds have been cured of this complaint by the use of th se Pilla alone. They were ad mitted on exhibition at the World's Fair as a standard cathartic. - Two brothers of Tortosa, in Spain, peasants, quarrelled recently over a couple of bena that had done some slight damage in the yard of one of them. Uno brother thereupon split the other's head open with an axe, killed his wife, his two children, and the servant girl, and left tho country. Moseley News. Mr. WT T. McGee la building him an other large barn. ID will be remembered that he built one about 2 years ago, and now while the farmers are complaining of the great ''shortage" of crops, W. T. is wondering if be will have room to shelter hie present crop. Mr. McGee ia a model farmer, brim full of pluck, will and energy and some of our chronic grumblers ought to watch him awhile and profit thereby. Mr. W. W Scott ls erecting a neat little cottoge on his plantation near this place. Mrs Lula Evans Price left on the 23rd inst, for herb me, near Hartwell, having spent a week here under the parental roof. Mr. Will Rice, of Annie, who purchas ed a tract of land near here last winter, is building him anice little cottage on the same and expects to move hero this fall. Mr. W. M. Morgan, from Vilanow, Ga., ls here visiting relatives and friends and scenes of bis childhood days. Mr. Morgan is a brother of our townsman, Rev. J. T , and was born, reared and lived at this place until about 12 years ago, when he re moved to where he now resides. Two of his little boys and his kioaman, Mr. Will Prier, are with him. They expect to leave to-morrow for Townville, where they will stop a few days and thence to their homes. Mra. I). G. Rarapy, of Starr, spent a few days here last wook with relatives. Misa Annie McKinney, of Anderson, re turned to her home last week after spend ing three weeks here with her friends. Mr. Rob. Every will begin this week the erection of a large barn. "Bob" has been moving things with a rush this year, and a? yet be has not found time to complain of the "shortage" crops, &c, but he says he needs moro shelter and he's going lo have it. Miss Carrie Saawright, a charming young lady of Donaldsville, spent a week here with relatives recently. Miss Lizzie Seawrlght came home last week, having spent three weeks with friends at Bowenville, Ga. Miss Lily Huffman, of Clark's Hill, is spending a month with friends of this place and at Cooks. Her many friends are glad to have her with them again. A "certain young man" of Lowndesvllle, recently discovered that one of our youog iadie3 possesses charms that he cannot resist, and as a result he has been making double daily trips up this way. Madam Bruno says there will be another wedding In the early future and is now calling attention to one Mr. Loafer, who, it seems, has quit hauling goods to sell and got to hauling real live articles, and they say well, if what they say does come to pass, the gossipers are going to bo demoralized, business will be suspended, and the result will be a "nine days" wonder. Mifis Rose Sober, one of Antreville's charming belles, spent a day and night in this vicinity recently and as a result of that visit We see a lonesome void, an aching core And tears that smart and burn and almoet fall, We iee a love that's tearing keartstrings Bore ; And a hope that is crushed. Bat he's gone down to eee about it and when he returns we will-tell you more about it. Our town was torely grieved to bear of the di?ath of one who was so highly esteem ed by all who had the ellghtest acquaint ance with and so cherished by those who were close to her, and bad so many and since -e friends, that the tidings carried sorrow everywhere. It is simplest truth to say that this entire community and away beyond grieved to bear that this gen tle und kindly lady who was in the prime of life, and who seemed to enjoy the best of hec.lt h, hid pas' ed away. We allude to the death of Mrs. D. A. McAllister, which occurred on the 3rd inst., after an illness of ten days with typhoid fever. She leaves as chief mourners among a great multitude her husband, father, four sisters, four brothers. Mrs. Allister connected herself with the Presbyterian Church In early life, and ever enjoyed sweet service for the Master while on earth, and left loving assurance that death to her would mean only a glorious awakening in that home, Jesus left to prepare for al/ who believe on him. In that groat cloister's stillness and seclu sion, By tte guardian angels led Whete she no longer needs our poor pro tection, She llvo3-whom'we call dead. W. Militant Christianity. GRAYSON, KY., Aug. 10.-At a church meeting on Little Sandy, in Elliott coun ty, 20 miles south of this place, four men were killed and two injured yesterday ?ear the fair grounds. A man named Spicer was selling whiskey and a large number of horse traders got into a fight in which two Harrison brothers and two Whit t brothers were instantly killed and two others, names unknown, wounded, one seriously and the other slightly. - ni * m On the Eve of the Wedding. CHATTANOOGA, Aug. 21.-On the eve of ] her wedding which was to have ocourred next Sunday, Miss Amanda Douglas, daughter of Prater Douglas, a farmer liv ingnearMcMinnville, Tenn., to-day com mitted suicide by shooting herself. Some slight disagreement with her affianced over the wedding arrangements led to the deed. She was a beautiful and popular young woman and will be buried in her bridal dress. His Last 'Chute. QUINCY, ILLS., Aug. IC-Frank Jacobi, of Cincinnati, a balloonist, made his 1,005th and last ascension at Baldwin park this evening Jacobs and a local aero naut, Ed Dudley, were to give a a balloon and parachute race. Both balloons were out loose together, and when 150 feet high Jacobs' balloon burst. Jacobs cut loose from it with his parachute, which failed to open and the unfortunate man shot downward at a terrino rate of speed. He struck the ground feet first and was pick ed up in an unconscious condition and carried to a tent, where he died half an hour later. Both legs were horribly mangled and his neck and two ribs were broken. Jacob ' wife and child were among the rpectators. A Terrible Affair. Near Taylorville, N. C., a few days ago, while threshing wheat, a little boy, who was cutting the binds, made a mis take and cut the feeder across the back of the hand-making an ugly wound. Filled with excitement and anger, tho feeder grabbed the boy and threw him into the machine. Before the machine cou! 1 be stopped half of the boy's body was torn to pioces. Two of tho poor, unfortunate lad's brothers were present, and when they saw their little brother murdered In cold blood they sprang at tho murderer, dealing two blows with a pitchfork-one in the stomach, the other in the chest either one of which would have been fa tal. He only lived a fow minutes. Put in Pickle. FrtEDEniciisnuRCi, VA., Aug. 21.-Dal las Bruce, a white citizen of Caraline county, living some 25 miles from here, disappeared at the Confederate reunion in Richmond, July 1st. He was known to have some ?400 on his person. Ho was separated from his wife and had been living with a colored woman in his neighborhood. Wednesday afternoon late, his body was found in aome plokle barrels at the negro woman's house. The body had been cut to pieces and a piece put in each of several barrels and pickles put on the top and the strong brine over tho whole. The pieces of the body were in sufficiently good condition to be clear ly identified. With One Bullet. CALVERT, TEX., Aug. 2-1.-Tho son aud daughter of Martha McCullough, living in Milan County, were assassinated by some unknown party Saturday evening. Only one shot was fired. They were sit ting on the porch after dusk when a rifle shot rang out. The bullet passed through the son's neck and lodged in the daugh ter's head. ( ood-Bye to Hoke Smith. WASHINGTON, D. C., August 21.-Sec retary Hoke Smith will sever his connec tions with the interior department on Saturday next, 2'Jth instant. Ile will de vote this week to clearing up "odds and ends," and finally disposing of such de partment work as has been prepared un der his direction and !s ready for bis sig nature. The department will be in charge of Assistant Secretary Sims pending the appointment of the new Secretary. BUZZARD'S BAY, August 24.-President Cleveland announced to-night that David R. Francis, Ex-Governor of Missouri, has been appointod Secretary of Interior, vice Hoke Smith, resigned, and that he will assume the duties of his offico September I. - There is a species or humming bird inhabiting the Isthmus of Panama that is not larger than a common horse fly. - If a snail's head be cut oil' and the body immediately placed in a cool, damp placo a new head will soon be grown, - No receptacle has ever been made strong enough to resist the bursting force or power of freezing water. - Man is now scientifically defined aa being composed of -15 pounds of carbon and nitrogen, evenly diffused through 12 gallons of water. - During his visit in Laureus last week, President Craigbead, of Clemson College, brought to the attention of the newspaper editors the fact that Congress makes an appropriation for farmers' institutes in the different Congressional Districts. He states that if the farmers of the county desire an institute held in the county during this month or September he is ready to hold one at the suggestion of the farmers, lie wi.l bo present himself, with tho Agricultural Chemist, and Veterinarian of the College, and lectures on matters connected with the soils, stock, etc., will be delivered. The insti tute may be held for one or two days. It cannot but be'interesting and improving. -Advertiser. The Ideal Panacea * James L. Francis. Alderman, Chicago, says: "I regard Dr. King's New Discovery aa an Ideal Panacea for Cough*, Colds and Lune Complaints, having used it in my family for the last five years, to the ex clusion of physician's prescriptions or other preparations." Rev. Johu Burgus, Keokuk, Iowa, writes : "I have been a Ministor of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 50 years or more, and have never found anything so beneficial, o? that gave me such speedy relief as Dr. King's New Discovery." Try this Ideal Cough Remedy now. Trial Bottles Free at Hill Bros. Drug Store. A Valuable- Prescrip.ion. Editor Morison of Worthington, Iud , "Sun," writes: "You have a valuable pre 8cription in Electric Bitters, and I can cheerfully recommend it for Constipation and Sick Hoadache, and as a general system tonic it baa no equal." Mrs. Annie Stehle, 2625 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, was all run down, could not eat nor digest food, had u backache which never left her and felt tired and weary, but six bottles of Electric Bitters restored her heilth and re newed her strength. Prices 50 cent3 and $1.00. Get a Bottle at Hill Bros. Drug Store. "VTOTICE TO CREDITORS, ll All persons having demands against the Estate of G. W. Farmer, deceased, are hereby notified to present them, prop erly proven, to the undersigned within the time prescribed by law, and those indebted to make payment. S. E. FARMER, Ex'x. E. B. FARMER, Ex'r. A. S. FARMER, Ex'r. Aug 20, 1890_ti_3 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ANDERSON COUNTT. By R. M. Burris*, Judge of Probate. WHEREAS, B. F. Wright bas applied to me to grant him Letters of Administration on thc Estate and effects of Sarah Cox, deceased. These are therefore to cite aud admon ish all kindred and creditors of the said Sarah Cox, deceasd, to bo and appear before mo in Court of Probate, to be held at Anderson Court House, on the 10:h day of September, 1890, after publication hereof, to show cause, if any they have, why the said Administration should not be granted. Giveu under my hand, this 20th dav of August, 1890. R. M. BURRISS, Judge Probate. Aug 20, 1890 9 2 FOR SALE. HHHAT Tract of Land, known as the JL Reeves Place, situated one and a half miles from Pendleton, on the road leadiog to Anderson, containing about 125 acres, half arable, half virgin forest. Also, one Tract, joining the above, containing about 150 acre , half areble, half virgin forest, known as part of "Cherry Hill" Tract Also, one Tract, joining the above, con taining about 135 acre*, 14 acres of which is arable, balance virgin forest, situate 2} miles from Pendleton, on the Bruce's Ford road, and joining hinds o O A. Bowen. J. B. E. SLOAN, Charleston, S. C. Au* 20. 1S9G 9 4 MeetiDg of_ Stockholders. A. SPECIAL meeting of the Stockhold ers of the Anderson Water. Light and Power Company is hereby called to meet at the office of the Company, in tho Webb Building, on Whitner Street, in the City of Anderson, S. C, on the 29th day of September next, ( 1 0G,) tc ratify and con firm the increase of the Bonded Debt of the Company from Seventy-five Thousand Dollars to Two Hundred Thousand Dol lars, authorized and directed by the Stock holders at their meeting beldon the 23rd day of June last as a mo us for tue devel opment of the Water Power at Portman Shoals on Seneca River. S. M. ORR. President. Andorson, S. C., Aug. 26, JSS6 NOTICE. WILL be let to the lowest responsible bidder On Thursday, lO.h day of September next, at 10 o'clock a. m., to the lowest re sponsible bidder, the repairing or rebuild ing of the bridge across little Brushy Creek, near Mr. Alexander Orr's. Also, rame dav at ll o'clock, a. m., the repairing of a bridge across big Brushy Creek, near Mr. John W. B. Otr a place. Also, same day, at 3 o'clock p. m., the repairing of a bridge over big Brushy Creek, near Mr. J. W. RasHmond's. Plans and specifications made known on day of letting. W. P. SNELGROVE. Supervisor A. C., S C. Aug. 20, 1S9G._ Desirable City Property for Sale, T NOW offer for sale my residence, with X outbuildings and twenty-eight and one half acres land, situated in West End, on Whitner street, within the city limits. This ia your opportunity to get a spaoious and delightful residence, with adjoining lands well situated a-ad adapted for track and dairy farming. A market for yonr products can be found at Factory Town,, just one-quarter mile distant, which, by' the way, is soon to be doubled in size and population. Also, convenient to Graded School. I will sell cheap and give easy terms. Call n H. B. FANT, At Store, South Main Street. Aug 19, 1 9G_8_4_ Land For Sale. T OFFER for sale my Tract of Land, ]y JL ing about 2i miles South of Anderson, containing 167 acres, more or leas. Good dwelling, outbuildings two good tenant houses, good water, fine orchard. Land in high state of cultivation. Terms easy. If not sold at private sale will be sold at pnblic outcry Salesday in September. S. A. WHITTAKER. ANDY E. BROWN. W. F. McLEES. E. 0. BURRISS. THE ANDY BROWN CO. TN making oar bow to the trading public we do so with the understanding that we JL going into buainesB in one of the lowest marketa in the State. Now, we don't claim to know everything, but we do know that it has not been the merchant* that have sold Goods the lowest that have failed, but it is the ones that have sold Goods the highest. We also know that new men, and green hands at that, will have to cell a little lower than their competitors, and tbat is what we are going to do. We have bad the experience of a close and well experienced Duyer, and our aim is to sell the best article for the money, and we will carry In Stock Notions, Staple Dry Goods, Shoes, Groceries and Tobacco. All of these are our leaders-that is, we will make special prices on all these articles. Three Spools of good Thread for to. Yours to pitase, THE ANDY BRO WN CO. CH O W S2j fr1 m 0 H Hp 'Sw nd ? td W 0 Q ? c < ? Ul 0 W 3 d ? ? O % ? y GOOD OLD TIMES AGAIN ! WE ARE NOW IN OUR NEW STORE ROOM I A ND GOING TO SHAKE THIS COUNTRY from centie to circumferenca with JOL UNHEARD OP BARGAINS, such aa the followiog : BEST SATIN CALF SHOES, solid oak, inner and ou!er scies, olaatic. guaranteed for 12 months, for only ?1.25. Never have been sold in Anderson for less than ?2.00. Also, Men's High Cut Whole Stock. Oak Soles Plow SHOES for only ?1.00. Yo* have never bought them for less than $1.3,1 to ?150. 9 POUNDS OF RIO COFFEE FOR $1.00. 9 And everjthing else at UNHEARD OF PR1CE3. Your trade we are going to have, if you are at all interested in buying Goods from HEADQUARTERS. Remember, we are in our Now Store room, near Railroad Dridge. Yours always truly, D. C. BROWN & BRO. FIFTH WEEKLY SALE BY - THE YATES SHOE COMPANY, On Saturday Only, August 29th, 1896. Women's Black Oxfords 30c.Worth 50c Women's Russet Oxfords 49c.Worth 75c Men's Dress Lace Shoes 85c.... ...Worth 81.00' Men's Dress Lace and Cong. Shoes S 1.00.AVorth 81.25" Men's Russet Lace Shoes 81.00.Worth 81.50 Men's Russet Lace Shoes S1.50.Worth 82.00 Men's Russet Lace Shoes 82.00.Worth 83.00 Men's Russet Lace Shoes 82.59.Worth 83.50-84.00 Men's Tennis Oxfords 35c.Worth 50c Boys' Russet Lace Shoes 85c.Worth 81.25 Women's S Kip Farm Shoes 00c.Worth 85c Men's S Kip Brogans 69c.Worth 81.00 Women's Kid Tip Button G5c.Worth 85c Men's S Kip Brogans 50.^.Worth 75c All Ladies* Fine Oxfords offered below Cost. J?- Please bear in mind this sale is strictly FOR CASH, and only on SATURDAY, AUG. 29th. THE Y?TES SHOE CO. Under Masonic Temple, Anderson, S. C. 100 Piurs 75 Pairs 100 Pairs 50 Pairs 150 Pairs 50 Pairs 75 Pairs 50 Pairs 100 Pairs 50 Pairs 100 Pairs 100 Pairs 50 Pairs 75 Pairs AT ORR & SLOAN'S Attention We MUST and WILL greatly reduce our Stock, (which is by far the largest ever seen in this city at this season," by the l th of August, as we will then begin receiving that unprecedented Fall Stock we have been telling you about. In order to accomplish this end we are offering UNPRECEDENTED BARGAINS In all Departments, and more especially in Men's, Boys' and Children' AND Furnishings SHOES, OXFORDS AND SLIPPERS, Guis, Notions, Milli HOUSE FURNISHINGS, fcc. The ready Cash will secure an unusual amount of Goods from us just now. COME AND SEE. Yours "earnestly, Agent Butterick's Patterns. Thone 59. Well, Here we are Again ! Gold Bug and Free Silver men meet for a common Cause-Come weal or woe, we are here for your good. . . . The burden of our argument shaU b e BROOMS, BROOMS ! BROOMS ! ! WE are not fighting anybody-we do hot want to fight anybody. We are not try ing to mn anybody out ot business, but we are here to lead, the prices, and lead the prices wa will. We name prices on Brooms-new prices on Brooms-prices on Brooms that attracts the attention of everybody who sweeps or lives In a house that is swept by a Broom. We haye a full Staff Broom, made of Western corn, two utrings, good length, wa pries you at Sc. No other man can do it, but we can and we do. We have a very large Broom, a good Broom, a Broom that you feel the weight of when you huvo it In your hand, a Broom that makes a wide path whoo you drat; it across the floor, we call lt our ''trash mover." It's a Broom that attracts attention, it's a Broom that you like, it's a Broom that hocsekeepera take a liking to, it's a Broom that's been sold at from 20c. to 2dc, but we name a price that the poorest man can pay. we name a price that you formerly paid for a Toy Broom-the price ii IOCJ. See this Broom be fore you buy Broom?. We have a very large Broom that we will sall for 15s.-a broom made in this 8tate, that is a home industry-it is a home-made Broom-it's a Broom that shoald elicit your kind hympithy. We will sell you a finer Broom still for 20c 8nd 25c. And you knov? our Royal No 9 and our B:g No. fi 60;. and 50 . Broom?. We propose now to put you thens at 35c and 30j. Now, there be those who'will send up a howl as long as from here to Jerusalem, and say that we are losing money on Brooms, but they are deceived. If we paid what they paid for their Broom.s we would be losing money ; but remember that we do not buy unless we buy cheap, therefore we eau afford to say that we need not sell unless we sell cheap. Parties buying Brooms from us now will get the lowest prices that have eyer been made on Brooms. Another thing we want to mention in our Broom ad. is TOBACCO. We have got a standard grade of Tobacco-goes all over the country at five plugs to the pound, has never been retailed at less than 25o per pound-that we propose to sell a small lot of at 4c. per plug, jast to se9 tobacco chewers smile and competition scringe. Yes, you will see them scringe, you will see them squint. They will say there is something the matter ; and we say there is something the matter, ton, but it is with the other fellow. We are in the swim and we propose to stay there. We have got a Tobacco that people are selling all over this Stats at 35;. per pound, by the box at 33c, we propose to make you at present at 25c. It is strictly first-class Tobacco-a good chew, a good keeper, and put up in good shape, 10 lbs. to the box. Everybody'should have at l ist one box, and some people should have five. Don't forget that we are still making cut prices on TINWARE, GLASSWARE, and CROCKERY. Our Lamps are marvels of cheapness, and going just for fun. Our SOAPS are superb, and the prices we are making on some nf the highest quality, be3t known brands, are taking the lead all over the country. We sell eight oars of first class Soap for 25;. We sell nine pounds of first-class^Baking Sjda for 25o. Well, gentlemen, I am sorry that our talk most come to a closo, but you must re member that all things are human and must come to an enc, the good and the bad ; hence this talk must come to an end. So good-bye. Yours allays truly, No. 27 South Side Public Square, Anderson, 6. C. THE PLEASURE... Of doing business consists chiefly in giving satisfaction to the customer-it is the key to sue cess in all Hues of business. WE strive to merit the patronage of the public by making it both pleasant and profitable to deal with us-hence mutually satisfactory. A SPECIAL BARGAIN We arc now offering is a line of LADIES' OXFORD TIES AT $125 Per pair. This is a neat and stylish Slipper, and is worth 81.75 everTwhere, If you want a nice Summer Shoe at small cost see this line. We keep in stock ai; all times Shoes of every style, quality and price. Our line of DEESS GOODS and SUMMER FABRICS Is complete, and we are offering them at a very low price. We haye Everything you want in Groceries, And to the Farmers we will say that we will make it to your interest if you will send us your orders. TOLLY & CATHCART.