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Anderson Intelligencer,
ONE YEAR.fl 50
In this campaign of surprises many can
didates have found out that every man is
not the friend he would have them be
lieve he is.
The "lily white" and "black and lan"
wings of the Republican party will hold
State Conventions in Columbia on Sep
tember 17th. They will probably bury
their differences and get together again.
The Democrats and Populists in Cali
fornia have agreed upon a fusion plan by
which the Democrats are to have five
Bryan and Sewall electors and the
Populists four Bryan and Watson electors.
The Republican National Committee
has a campaign fond of 120,000,000 already
at its command. It will have use for this
money before it is through with its con
tract to carry the country for McKinley.
We presume that Mr. Cooper, the de
feated candidate for Lieutenant-Governor
has now concluded that it is a very nice
thing to have the "subsidized press" on
the side of a candidate. Accept our con
gratulationp, Brother Mcsweeney.
The Civil Service Commission has is
sued an order to Federal office holders,
warning all employes against seeking or
making contributions ior campaign pur
poses. Tho-order is sweeping in its char
acter and affects all branches of the Gov
ernment service*. Violators of the law
will be prosecuted.
- tm o m -1
Darlington had her first tobacco sale a
few days ago. Although the warehouse
men mado no effort to get a large amount
of the weed for the first sale, about 65,000
pounds were placed on the floors of the
two warehouses. The average price was
eight cents, which is excellent, and all
the planters were satisfied.
The employees of the New York, Onta
rio and Western Railroad declaro that a
circular letter which has just been dis
tributed among them means "Vote for
McKinley or lose your job." But -there
in nothing lo fear from this sort of bull
dozing. The day is past for the exercise
of that sort of control oyer the actions of
- 9 mm
In the race for State officers W. H.
Ellerbe was nominated for Governor; M
B. McSweeny, Lieutenant Governor; D.
H. Tompkins, Secretary of State; James
Norton, Comptroller Genera!; W. A.
Barber, Attorney-General; W. H. Tim
merman, Treasurer; W. J>. Mayfield,
Superintendent of Education; J. Gary
Watts, Adjutant Genera]; J. C. Wilbora,
Railroad Commissioner.
Judge Simonton has filed his decision
in the suit brought by the Port Royal
and Augusta Railroad against the South
ern States Freight Association to enjoin
the Association from carrying into effect
its proposed SO per cent, cut in freight
rates. He has set aside the temporary
restraining order and dismissed the bill.
It ia now believed that there will be a
lively rate war between the Seaboard and
Southern systems.
It is said that corn this year in Oklaho
ma will be so plentiful tiat it probably
will not bring more than 8 cents per
bushel. Aside from a few districts where
the crop was injured by hail an unprece
dented average yield is reported, and it is
thought that there will be a surplus of al
most haifa million bushels in the terri
tory to ship.
Bryan made several speeches last week
in New York State. He does not antago
nize the Republicans by calling them
hard names. He is courteous with all
not agreeing with him. He believes that
facts, sound argument and candid state
ment should alone eater into this cam
paign. He is conducting himself in such
a way that his opponents are bound to re
spect him. _ __
Some six months ago there was a sen
sational story that Dr. Nansen, the noted
Norwegian Arctic; explorer, had discover
. ed the North pole. It was not clear how
**"osftnch-aewa-eame and it was feared to be all
a "fake." The doctor has returned to
Norway without finding that secluded
spot, having tho honor though of ap
proaching 4 degrees nearer than any one
overdid before.
The State Bank Examiner has not been
elected yet, and the chances are that he
will not be this year. The State Adviso
ry Board, consisting of the Governor, the
Comptroller General, Secretary of State,
the State Treasurer and the Attorney
General, who constitute the advisory
board for the examination of the banking
corporations of the State, have made ap
pointments to meet time and again for
the pnrposs of electing a bank inspector,
but sujh a meeting has never been held.
It seems now that the election has been
held up on account of the imperfect law
providing for the examination of the
State banks and .corporations. A mem
ber of the Board is reported as saying
that the law was so imperfect that it
would now be best to wait until the next
Legislature meets and have the law "re
- Mr. W. P. Calhoun, of Atlanta, has
informed .e Manufacturers' Record that
he has completed the sale of a large prop
erty at Calhoun Falls, S. C., to the Hart
man Colony Company, which within the
next twelve months will take about
10,000 acres more that he bas under
option. "It ls proposed," the liecord
adds, "to settle up thia land with immi
grants for the purpose principally of rais
ing sugar beets, it being the intention of |
the managers of the enterprise to erect a
beet sugar factory at'a cost of several
hundred thousand dollars." Mr. Cal
houn says: "1 find just now that persons
from the North and Northwest, as well
as from Europe, have a greater inclina
tion to come South than they have had at
any time in the past. The people to
' whom I sold the land at Calhoun Falls
are now actively at work there surveying
the property and laying off a town site
and making arrangements to build
houses." Everybody in the State, of J
coarse, will wish the company and its
enterprise the fullest measure of success.
The sugar beet Industry ia a new one for
South Carolina, but so was the tobacco
industry only a few years ago, and now
it is widely established and generally
prosperous. The immigrants are wel
come at any rate, and if they cannot
grow beets there are a thousand other
things that they can grow with both
pleasure and profit.-News and Courier.
- On the Pacific coast they are consid
ering whether it ii right to kill a person
who is incurably ill and suffering terrible
agony. A clergy man " started the discus
sion by boldly advocating from his pulpit
killing under such circumstances. A
few years ago a coroner's jury in London
justified a woman who obeyed her hus
Tband's command :o shoot him and thus
shorten his death agonies.
- Sam Jones is not a statesman, but he
judges the Middle-of-the-Road Pops ac
curately when he says that he would
rather try to climb a ladder with an arm
in! of eels than try to fuse anything with
- A religious weekly says : "The man
who whistles hardly ever swears." It is
different with the man who hears him.
The latter hardly overdoes anything else
at such times.
- The heaviest man whose weight is
"recorded authentically was Miles Darden
of Tennessee. He weighed a little less
than 1,000 pou ads.
Nover before, perhaps, in tho history of
Anderson were there moro universal ex
pressions of regret or heartfolt sorrow
among our people than on last Saturday
morning when the sad announcement
was made that the immortal spirit of that
noble and venerated man of God, Rev.
David Ethan Frierson, D. D., had passed
from time into eternity. The announce
ment could scarcely be realized, yet it
was true. That morning at 4 o'clock the
Angel of Death came and Bealed his lips.
It was known, though not generally, that
on Wednesday evening preceding, while
in his stable a cow rushed out of her stall
which ho had entered, and mashed him
against a post, painfully in juring him in
ternally, but his condition was not con
sidered serious until about thirty-six
hours later, when that terrible disease
peritonitis, developed. Several physi
cians were summoned to his bedside and
every means known to them was used to
give him relief, but it was soon realized
that he was beyond human aid.
The telegraph wires soon flashed the -
sad news to the loved ones who had long
since left the parental roof, and all but
one, the elder son, whose home is in
Kentucky, reachod Anderson to attend
the funeral.
On Sunday afternoon, at 4.30 o'clock,
the funeral service was held in the Pres
byterian Church, and as the long proces
sion proceeded from the home on Calhoun
street to the Church the mournful tones of
the bells of the Presbyterian, Baptist and
Methodist Churches were hoard resound
ing the tidings that the body of a great
and good man was being conveyed to its
last resting place. The Church was fill
ed to overflowing, and large numbers of
persons were turned away for the reason
that there was not standing room even
in the aisles.
Rsv. J. N. H. Summerei, the paster,
and Rev J. A. Wilson, of Seneca, entered
the Church first. Then came the casket,
in the hands of the active pall-bearers,
Messrs. P. K. McCully, J. L. Farmer,
Louis Sharpe, W. D. Simpson, J. S.
Murray and J. B. LewiB, followed by the
honorary pall-bearers, Messrs. A. B. Tow
ers, J. W. Norris, J. F. Clinksoales, G.
W. Fant, J. B. Simpson and M. L Sharpe.
On the rostrum, which was tastefully
draped in mourning, sat Rev. J. N. H.
Summerei, Rev. J. A. Wilson, of Seneca,
Rev. B. P. Reid, of Pendleton, Rev. G.
P. Watson, of the M. E. Church, Rev. A.
C. Wilkins and Rev. H. B. Fant, of the
Baptist Church. Ur. Summerei read a
beautiful Scriptural lesson, and then an
nounced one of the favorite hymns of the
deceased, "Is my Name Written There?",
which was softly and sweetly sang by the
choir. Rev. B. P. Reid offered prayer.
Then thu pastor read another chapter,
and at its conclusion, when, in a choked
voice and tears falling from bia eyes, ask
ed "whose friend lies here?" there was
scarcely a dry eye in the large congrega
tion. He paid a beautiful tribute to the
memory of the deceased, and was follow
ed in the order named by Mr. Watson,
Mr. "Wilkins, (who had known the de
ceased when the speaker was a young
man), Mr. Fant and Mr. Reid, all of
whom spoke of their love and reverence
for him and his many noble virtues.
After singing another favorite hymn of
the venerable father, "I Love to Tell the
Story," the remains were carried to the
Churchyard and lovingly and tenderly
consigned to the tomb to await the resur
rection morn. A more impressive funer
al was never before held in Anderson.
Dr. Frierson was born at Kingstree, S.
C., on February 14, ISIS, and was there
fore in the 79th year ol' his age. His
great-grandfather, Wm. Frierson, and
family, emigrated from County Down,
near Belfast, Ireland, and settled in Wil
liamsburg County, this State, in 1730.
On his maternal Bide his foreparents were
Scotch, thus forming a combination of
Scotch-Irieb, from whioh has descended
some of the noblest and most patriotic
?eople of this grand Republic of ours,
[e graduated from the South Carolina
College about the year 1838, at the age of
20 years, dividing the honors of his class.
Completing his theological course three
years later, ho was ordained a minister,
and his first ministerial labors were
among the old Scotch settlers on the Lit
tle Pee Dee. Later he accepted a call to
the pastorate at Bennettsville, S. C.,
which pastorate he retained for three or
four years. It was there he met and
married Rebecca Ellen Crosland, in 1842,
to which marriage there were seven chil
dren born, all of whom snrvive him ex
cept his oldest son, James, who fell a vic
tim of the late war. In 1859 bis wife
died, and in 180i> he married Mrs. Ada
line A. McIntyre, nee McCall, from whioh
marriage eight children were born, all of
whom but two, who died in infancy, sur
vive him. His second regular pastorate
was at Marion, S. C., which lasted for
several years. His third pastorate was at
Hopewell, Marion County, now in Flor
ence County. He labored there about
fourteen years. From there he came to
Anderson, in January, 1871, and contin
uously served the Presbyterian Church
here as pastor until two years ago, when
be resigned. Since then he has been vis
iting and supplying various Churches in
this section, and on the day of his funeral
had an engagement to preach at Dean's,
and administer the Sacrament of the
Lord's Supper. Thus for more than half
a century he bad proclaimed the glad
tidings of salvation, and to-day doubtless
thousands of souls, whom he led to tho
Cross in this life, are rejoicing with him
around the throne ot the blessed Saviour
in Heaven.
"Know ye not that there is a prince and
a great man fallen this day in Israel?"
Not one arrayed in royal purple; not one
with glittering diadem upon his brow;
not one with a mighty sceptre of earthly
power; but rather one whose princely
robes were vestments of immortality,
whose crown was the loving deeds of al
most four-score years, and whose sceptre
of power waB the magnificence of a conse
crated Christian Hie. We realize that our
feeble pen cannot do justice to the memo
ry of such a manas Dr. Frierson, and
that the tribute of the heart's affections
cannot easily converted into expression
through the medium of cold, unfeeling
type. Yes, a great and good man has
fallen-a friend to all, from the humblest
to the greatest, regardless o? creed or de
nomination. White and black both re
vered bim, and be was never happier
than when visiting the sick, administer
ing to the wants ot the poor and needy,
speaking a comforting word to the heart
broken and distressed and giving kind
words of advice to those who sought his
wise counsel.
There comes to all who fell beneath his
charming influence a sense of personal
bereavement, and those who knew him
best sorrow most at the departure. He
was a tower of strength, not oniy in the
sanctuary, but around the fireside and
throughout the community. Wherever
he was known his name was coupled with
all that was good and holy, and it may be
said, without exaggeration, that few men
I have lived a purer or more blameless
life, or left to the Church a legacy richer
or more inspiring.
To those of us who, from the days of
childhood, have sat in the sanctuary and
around the fireside and received from his
lips instruction in the most important
duties of man to God and to humanity,
his death is extremely Bad, for we realize
that a father bas been taken from us.
Indeed, he took special interest in young
men, whom he "allured to brighter
worldb and led the way." Jgifli
Dr. Frierson was a remarkable man,
and, notwithstanding his extreme age he
was mentally and physically aotive and
vigorous to the last. He had made na
ture's laws a study, and Btricily followed
them in his habits sud diet. He was a
close, deep student, and in the Courts of
the Presbyterian Church was recognized
as one of its ablest and most thorough
exponents, whose place will be hard to
till. He possessed a very gentle, modest
disposition, and made no display in ora
tory, but his sermons were always con
cise, interesting and deeply impressive
As an expounder of the Word of God ho
had few equals. His life was one of un
broken service to God, to the church and
to his fellowmen, aud long will his mem
ory be cherished by all who knew him.
In this sore bereavement, the members
of the family of the deceasmi have the
sympathies of our entire people.
Woman Falls Frem a Balloon.
ST. LOUIS, August 28.-Mrs. George W.
Hibbard, known professionally as Victo
ria Leroy, fell frcm her balloon to-day at
Clayton, Ul. Louis County, a distance of
?,500 feet. At 5 o'clock this evening she
had ascended about sixty feet when her
parachute became detached aud fell to the
?round. Tho balloon shot up rapidly.
The woman, in an effort to catch thd para
chute, had partly fallen and was hanging
with one arm hooked over the trapeze
bar. When the balloon was almost in
the clouds a dark speck was seen to drop
from it and 3,000 spectators groaned in
unison. The frantic husband rushed in
to the tent and, seizing a pistol, attempt
ed to shoot himself. He was seized and
disarmed. The woman fell one mile
north of the Fair ground, first striking a
tree. Fragments of the body were left in
the tree. The Hibbards were residents
of some nlace in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Mr. Hibbard is delirious and may never
recover bia reason.
Earle and Duncan C27 Votes Ahead.
Even though tho State executive com
mittee adjourn*?!3 at midnight last night
without having declared the final result
in the Senatorial contest, and there ia
some talk of Charleston's vote being
questioned by the'friends of Governor
Evans, and it is supposed that Senator
Tillman will arrive in the city to-day a jd
have a conference with Borne of the lead
ers, the vote for Senator has been tabu
lated by tho committee and it is certain
that there will be a second primary for
the purpose of naming|a candidate for tho
office. Earle and Duncan on this official
tabulation, which was about to be declar
ed last evening and interrupted after it
had been begun, have 02" votes more
than Evans. There is practically no
chance whatever of this vote being
changed now in any particular whatever
When the State executive committee
met last night in the State Senate cham
ber, after deserting Chairman Tompkin's
office, things rocked along smoothly till
Mr. St. Julian Yates came in and handed
Chairman Tompkins a protest against tho
vote of Charleston county on the grouud
of fraud. There was a little ripple on tho
surface, but it passed away when Mr.
Yates came back just as Mr. Tompkins
waB about to have it read and withdrew
it. Nothing more was heard of it till la
ter on when it was mentioned incidental
ly by Senator Efird subsequent to his
having secured an adjournment tili noon,
to-day, just as the committe was pro
ceeding to declare the result.
The following is the absolutely correct
note aa tabulated by the committee,
which Mr. Bradham was beginning to
road when the adjournment cut him off:
Evans. Earle. can
Abbeville. 1,315 1,116 544
Aiken. 1,427 1,041 172
Anderson. 1,9(52 1,739 3S3
Barnwell. 1,531 1,108 205
Beaufort. 170 2(?? 52
Berkeley. 572 342 74
Charleston. S42 1,820 119
Chester. 874 614 85
Chesterfield. 1,107 025 93
Clarendon. SS0 400 123
Colleton. 1,58S 997 20G
Darlington. 9SG 023 ?07
Edgefield. 483 1,209 159
Fairfield. 438 451 223
Florence. 750 073 102
Georgetown. ICI 109 232
Greenville. 1583 2,499 179
Hampton..... GG1 531 145
Horry..._. 990 804 122
Kershaw. 887 059 75
Lancaster. 8S5 860 219
Laurens. 1,213 1,019 256
Lexington. 1,406 821 213
Marion. 1,431 S85 215
Marlboro. 732 815 61
Newberry. 916 729 233
Oconee. 1,105 705 400
Orangeburg. 1,007 1,276 225
Pickens. 905 749 145
Richland. 651 544 530
Saludu . 996 567 HS
Spartanburg. 3,40S 915 960
Sumter. 573 975 34G'
Union. 1,260 400 326
Williamsburg. 1,074 559 1S2
York. 1,370 1,161 423
Total.38,807 31,002 8,337
Thi?i shows a totalvote of 78,230 for the
entire State as against 77,743 given in the
State of yesterday. The State's figures
and Chairman Tompkins' also gave the
combination 960 votes more than Evans
j esterday morning. On the final count
it is shown that there is 333 votes in Ev
ans' fe.vor. This discrepancy is account
ed for almost entirely in the figures for
Marion and Pickens given yesterday
morning and marked complete but not
"official" as all the others were. The re
mainder of the differing vot9s turned
np on return sheets filed. There were
slight changea made in several counties
as compared with the figures received by
wire from county chairmen by Chairman
Tompkins and marked "official " New
berry made suoh a change, giving Evans
upwards of 100 votes more. But these
little matters are shown by the figures
given in the table above.
Now that the second raoe is doomed a
certainty, it also seems a certainty that
Governor Evans is going to be defeated.
Yesterday a good many leading Reform
ers from various counties were seen, and
they were all talking about the outlook.
One of the men who has been identified
most thoroughly with the Reform, move
ment since its inception stated that he
was glad that the race had come out as it
had. He said it had shown the Conserva
tives who had remained away from the
polls and let the fight be fought out with
in the movement that there wern honest
Reformers in South Carolina. He stated
that Evans would be unable to pull out
his full strength again in several of the lar
gest counties as the vote came out for oth
er candidates. He cited the voto in Col
leton, for instance, saying it hud come
out for Cooper. It was folly, in his opin
ion, he said, for people to say that Dun
can's vote would go to Evans, for
that vote represented the extremists of
the opposition to Evans. Another sig
nificant thing about the first primary, he
said was the fact that only in a very few
counties was any organized fight made
against Evans in anybody's behalf The
only work done was in Evans' favor. It
wa3 the vote of the men who stood around
and thought, Raying nothing at a l to any
one else, which has gone to Earle and
Duncan. He knew several men In his
County who had voted for Evans because
they did not think there was any chanco
for any one else, but now intended to pull
off their coats and work for Earle. He
said it was folly to talk about Earle's
election hurting tho Reform movement
In 1890 the Reform movement had fought
agrinst just what they are fighting against
now. lt is well to remark that this talk
came from a member of the executive
committee who residen at a considerable
distance from Columbia. Several other
leaders of the different counties talked
very much in the same vein.
Of course speculation is rife as. to what
i? going to be the outcome of the second
primary. No one can tell what t'ae result
will be, but nearly every man j'ou meet
will tell you, view it as you may, that
Earle appears to have the best chance.
Whether Senator Tillman will have any
thing to do with the fight remains to bo
seen. Mauy of his friends think he will
stay out of it. But he is expected here
to-day, and theu "we will see what we
will see." It is a pretty family row now.
and those who are not members ol the Re
form household are watching the fight
with great interest and not a little amuse
In the common cause of decency and in
the further behalf of official hnuasty and
manliness, we offer to the many thous
ands of "Reformers" who voted agajnbt
the election of John Gary Evans to the
United States Senate our most hearty
congratulations. They have shown
that to them at least the name "Re
former" signifies something higher than
training with the majority and securing
A local organ affects to fear that "Con
servatives" will claim the defeat of Ev
ans as their victory and as a presage of
power two years hence. We shall ven
ture to say that any mau who muy make
such a claim is a fool. The foimer fac
tional lines have been broken and cannot
be re-established. The is?ue in thiB cam
paign was not between "Reform 9rs" and
"Conservatives," but between honesty
and dishonesty. Without a heavy vote
by the "Reformers" for Earle and Dun
can, the opposition to Evans would have
been utterly resultloss. Indeed, the "Re
formers" did better than the former "Con
servatives" in rebuking Evans, .br those
who were against him voted against him,
while thousands of "Conservatives" sat
in sloth and hopelessness and gave up the
No, it is not a "Conservative" victory,
and it means no resumption of old align
ments. The cities and towns cast as a
rule hardly two-thirds of their normal
vote; some of them-like Columbia and
Charleston-hardly half of it. While the
returns from tho cities came in it looked
as if the vote of the State would not ex
ceed 55,000, but when the back districts
were heard from they increased the esti
mate by over 20,000 votes. ADC. of these
votes, cast mainly by "Reformers," Ev
ana hardly received half. The ' Reform
ers" did it, and we freely accord them the
It is no secret why they did it. They
doubted the honesty of this slat9d candi
date. They recognized his lack of ability.
They realized that he could not be a
credible representative of this State in
the United States Senate. The}' did not
propose to support a tainted candidate
because he had got a clutch on the coat
tails of a bigger man and expected to be
hauled into a position many sizes too
largo for him and ten times too high for
They didn't vote for Evans because they
couldn't trust him; because by his course
he had forfeited all cou?dence in his per
sonal integrity. Take an incident in Ev
an's own county to illlustrate this feeling:
A high officer of the dispensary con
stabulary had Bpent two weeks in Aiken
county before the election, working for
hie chief while drawing the State's money
for services not rendered. Ile had spent
election day at a factory precinct and
came into Aiken that night worn out and
disheartened. He told how the factory
operatives had streamed to tho polls with
their ballots in their pockets, already
prepared, and how he had labored with
them to vote for Evans, even if only from
"county pride." He told of hie non-nue
' cesp. They had said to him that, while
they were "Reformers," they had come
to distrust Evans' honesty. Ile had fail
ed to meet the charges against him. He
had dodged and been dumb. They be
lieved there was something- rascally that
he was hiding and they didn't propose to
send a man like that to the United States
We have similar stories from various
counties, away off in tho backwoods. The
people aro doing their own thinking this
year, and they are thinking to good ef
fect. In the second primary the "Reform
ers" cannot be rallied to the support of
this candidate, who.?e brazenness in pre
senting himself for Calhoun'H great chair
with dirty hands and suspicious pockets
is an insult to the people of South Caroli
na. They will take care that au honest man
shall represent honest men.-Columbia
Toncy Creek Items.
' There hes boen a protracted mooting
going on at Shady Grove for ten dayB.
which closed iast Thursday. Thirty-five
joined the Church, twenty-nine being
baptized. Rev. R. J. Williams did the
preaching alono.
The health of our community ?3 splendid
at present, there being no serious sickness.
People are very busy picking cotton.
The school house at Shady Grove is now
completed except pain'ing, and it is a nice
building. The painting will add very
much to its looks, and we think it should
be painted. They have not yet got a
teacher but hope to have one scon.
Several of our community attended the
closing exorcises of the Woodland school
last Friday night. The picnic on Satur
day waa very nice, and that commuuity
deserves much credit for the handsome
school building they have just completed
Mi8B Mary Acker ls speuding two weeks
with relatives near Anderson.
There have been several vuitors in this
community for the past few weeks, but
most all have returned home.
Mr. Tom Balentine spent last Thursday
in our community.
The cotton gins are being rapidly fixed
up, and some are already ginning. Messrs
W. L Southerland and John Dean will
gin this year.
Mr. Bob. Nicholson f-pent several days
in our community, and we think he made
a good impression on eome.
Mr. Fred Cox will return to Clemson on
the 31st.
Messrs. Joe ?nd William Acker have
bought new buggies.
The protracted meeting times is about
over with, and the young folks of this
neighborhood will now look forward to
the Stock Show at Fairview, which will be
September 25tb. Our community is alwayB
well represented.
Mies Mamie Hollend has returned to
her home in Greenville after a two weeks'
etav with her parents.
We need rain badly.
Our roads are in fine condition, as they
have just been worked again.
A ugust 23.
Holland's Stare.
Our community was visited by good
rains last week, and as a result everything
is greatly revived. It is generally con
ceded, we bolieve, that ootton will be
about six ty ppr cent, of a crop, and not
withstanding the depressed condition of
affairs, we heir very little grumbling by
our farmers. We think enough corn will
be made for home consumption. Hogs
are also numerous. Fodder pulling is
over Cotton picking is the orde% Tur
nip patches are receiving due attention.
Potatoes have been much benefited by the
rains, aud the outlook fora good crop is
A several days' protracted meeting at
"GenerOBtee colored Church" culminated
ia a row. in which pistols were freely used
one night last week. One boy, soo of Joe
Edwards, was shot, but we are unable to
give the nature of the wound or the par
ticulars con cern inc the fuss.
Mr. Robt McGukia accidentally ?hot
himself with a pistol a few days ago. The
ball passed through his ug, just above the
knee. We are glad to note that he is get
ting along very well.
The health of our community is still
comparatively good.
The Union Meeting at Shiloh last Satur
day nnd Sunday waa largely attended, and
wa3 harmonious and orderly throughout.
Thelntroductory sermon, preached by Rev.
J. R. Earle, wa9 a practical, thoughtful
discourse. The discussions on the differ
ent subjects were heartily engaged in by
Revs Earle, Abeu, Merritt, McLeea and
Barton, eliciting the closest attention of
the hearers. On Sunday the Missionary
sermon was preached by Rev. H. M. Allen
from the text, "Thou shalt not Steal,"
and a more practical, thoughtful sermon
we never listened to. The preacher show
ed conclusively that all the stealing was
not done ou Wall 8treet ; that the hold
ing of one copper that did not justly belong
to you, was just as contemptible in God's
sight as if you had Btolen a million dol
lars ; that the sharp practice engaged In by
many Church members is nothing more
nor less than stealing Misrepresentation,
taking advantage of men's necessities,
ignorance, tte , withholding our dues to
our Maker, was robbing God, and when
brought to the last analysis means stealing,
and while it is possible for the guilty to go
unpunished in this world, the day would
come when retribution would be meted
out to him by that Judge who rules the
lu the afternoon the people reassembled
and heard a splendid sermon by Rev
Morris Barton. Mr. Barton is a young
man, a student of Furman University,
aud we think destined to be a star in his
denomination at no distant day. We were
struck with his timely, earnest, thoughtful
sermon, and truBt that we see more of him
Among those we noticed from other
places were W. L. Dobbins and wife, N
0. Farmer and family, John Long and
wife, Benjamin Neese and Miss Skelton,
of Broyles, George Thornton and Cade Car
ter, of Hartwell, Ga., J. M. i ardln and
daughter, Miss Jessie, Amos McCurry and
wife and Miss Roxie Dickinson, of Dobbs,
Ga., Gus. Bowie and sisters, Mis?es Lillie
and Lucy, Miss Roxie Skelton and Mrs.
Ratliff}, of Anderson, Mrs. Martha Wat
son and daughter, Mrs. Stonewall Watson,
of 8alem, W. H. Glenn, R. B. Dean, C. M.
Findley and wife, Clifton Burries, Walter
Burri88, Oscar Dean, R. E A Shaw, Mrs.
Susan BurriBs and Oscar McClure, of
Mountain Creek, J. H. Pruitt, Ben. F.
Gentry and Will Hodges, of Starr, Miss
Josie Reeder, of Lavonia, Ga., Messrs. T.
D. and Austin Hewij, of Prospect, Char
lie Dean, of Central, and a host of others
that we did not learn the names of.
Corner Dots.
Mr. W. H. Teasley, of Hartwell, Ga.,
who has been visiting friends and relatives
in this community for several days, re
turned home Monday. Miss Mary Teas
ley accompanied him to Hartwell. She
went tbere to outer Echool.
Mrs. Bryson, of Woodruff, S. C., is visit
ing her sister, Miss Iva Cook.
Mr. Reese Watt, who started to Arkan
sas a few weeks ago on his wheel, is back
at home Before he reached the Missis
sippi River he became discouraged and re
turned, some say ' he made his trip partly
on his wheel, and partly with his wheel."
Prof. E. 8. Hamilton will leave for Rus
selville, Arkansas, Monday. He has been
elected first assistant in the Graded School
of that city. A bright future lies before
him. Although he had not taught in that
State more tbau one year, be was elected
to thia position while many others were
trying for it.
The school at Poplar Springs, taught by
Ur. J. M. Cuddy, a recent graduate of
Erskine Collego, closed last Friday. Mr.
Cuddy is a young man of rare distinction
of mind, and bids fair to take a high stand
in his profession. The school at Poplar
SpringB will do well if they can secure his
service for the ensuing year. He will leave
Thursday for his home, Troy, S. C.
The school at Iva, taught by Miss Nan
nie Blakelv, has closed, aud she is going to
Kentucky to take a Normal course in some
college. Guess somebody's heart will
almost break now. Will, we deeply Bym
pathize with you, but you must not be
come discouraged, but look forward to
brighter days, when the queen Miss will
return and revive hope with her cheery
Wonder why Wade thinks it so very
funny that two brothers should go to see
two sisters the same night ?
Tho time will soon be here when several
of our hoys will have to leave for college.
Several of our boys had the pleasure of
attending a party given at Mrs. Moore
head's, in Lowndesville, on last Tuesday
night. They all report having had afine
Mr. W. T. A. Sherard found a valuable
pearl tome time ago.
A child of Mr. and Mrs. Townsend, of
Iva, after having suffered several daye
with the whooping cough, died last 8atur
day. It was buried at Generootee Church
Sabbath evening, after appropriate servi
ces by Rev. A. L. Patterson. The bereav
ed par in ta have the sympathy of a host of
friends in this hour of sore affliction.
- Miss Margaret Ingels of Paris, Ky.,
will take the stump for Bryan and free
- The largest man ever enlisted in the
British army was Lieutenant Sutherland.
His height was eight feet four inches, and
his weight 304 rounds.
LowndesT?lIe Neirs.
. Mr. Torn Liddell aDd sister, Misa Annie,
spent several days with friends in Abbe
ville last week.
Miss Nena Taggart, after a pleasant
visit to relatives and friend? her<>, returned
to her borne in Abbeville Monday.
Mr. J E Allen, who ba?? been in tbe
employ of Alexander Bros., Greenville, 8.
C., baa returned borne. Earl's many
friends aro glad to have bim back again.
Mr. W H. Sbankli'n w6nt np to Ander
oon Sunday and returned Tuesday. There
must be some attraction up there as he
goes to that thriving city quite often.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Cooley,
August 2Stb, a daughter.
A great, deal of sickness is reported in
this section. Dr. Henry has more than he
can possibly attend to. There would be a
splendid opening in Lowndesville for a
good physician.
MissEtbel Speer leaves next week for
Young Harria, Qa , where she will enter
school. Jim Bowman and Charlie Horton
leave thia week for the same place.
Mr. Rudolph McDavid, of Due Wat, is
uow clerking for his brother in-law, Mr.
E. R. Horton.
Mr. W. P. Green, a rising young attor
ney of Abbeville, was in town Saturday on
professional busiaess. Mr. Green paid bis
respects to tbe "Promise Land" while here.
Mr. A. Wedin, of Augustans opening np
a store in Lowndesville.
Mr. W. M. Speer and Bister, Miss Ethel,
went to Abbeville Monday.
P/of. George M. Moore opened his
school here Monday. A good attendance
was present. Miss Lilly 8humate, of
Greenville, S. C., is the assistant teacher.
Capt. J, E. Brownlee, of Antreville, was
in town Monday.
The Missen Remborts, of Fairfield, S. C.,
are in town.
Miss Edna Smith, who han been teach
ing schcol near Belton, bas returned borne.
The Ead death of Dr. D E. Frierson, of
Anderson, reached here Friday. He was
an able minister and bis death will be re
gretted by all who knew him.
M. S. G.
Mr. Green Seriously Hurt.
Ms EDITOR: Will you kindly allow
me space to make a short personal state
I wish to say to my fellow citizens that
I will be prevented from continuing my
canvass for election to the office of sheriff j
owing to d very serious accident that hap
pened to me on Friday evening of last
week. I had driven a wagon to the field
for cotton, when my mule became fright
ened and in attempting to run away came
so near turning the wagon over that I was
forced to jump from it, which resulted in
dislocating my left leg in the knee joint
and rupturing some of the ligaments, and
Dr. Orr says it will be two or three weeks
before I can nae it to do any good.
I eincerely regret that I will not be able
to continue my canvass, but I wiBb to
assure my friends and supporters every
where that I will more heartily appreciate
their vote and belp now than heretofore,
if such be possible, end with continued
promise of fidelity and impartlalityin the
discharge of all duties if I am honored
with election.
I remain, very truly yours,
August 31, 1896.
The following named persons have been
nominated :
For the House of Representatives-J.
M. Sullivan, J. M. Glenn, R. B. A. Rob
inson, J. W. Ashley.
For Clerk of the Couit-John C. Wat
For County Supervisor-W. P. Snel
For Coroner-R. Y. H. Nano?.
For County Auditor-G. N. C. Boleman.
A second primary will be held on Tues
day, tbe 8th of September, 1896, at wbiob
the managers appointed for the first pri
mary election will act, for the following
officers and at which the following named
persons are entitled to be voted for under
the rules of the Democratic party :
For U. S. Set.ate, John Gary Evans and
Jos. H. Earle.
For the Housa of Representatives-H.
H. Edwarde, T. T. Wakefield.
For County Supt. of Education-A. W.
Attaway. D. H Russell.
For Sheriff-N. R. Green, J. E. McCon
For County Treasurer-James M. Payne,
E. Z Brown.
The managers for the primary election
to be held in this County on Tuesday, the
8th day of September, next, will call on
Saturday or Monday before said date for
boxes' and papers. The managers ap
pointed for the election on the 25th inst,
bave bean re appointed.
-Ch. Co. Dem. Ex. Com.
Tribute of Respect.
On Friday night, 14th inst., the Angel of
Death swooped down upon the home of
Mr. Joseph Smith and took therefrom the
spirit of ono of its inmates. We allude to
the death of Mr. Tilly Smith. We had
known this young man about three years,
and we never knew a more sociable young
man. Although be was a member of no
Church, be seemed to do all in his power
to observe tho ten commandments. Mr
Smith wes a native of Alabama, having
moved here with his father about three
years ago. The parents have tho sympa
thy of the entire community :
"Tilly, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze,
Pleasant ae the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees."
'.Peaoe.'ul be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave so low ;
Thou no more Bbalt join our number,
Thou no more our toils shall know."
"Tilly, thou bast gone and left us ;
Here thy loss we deeply fee),
But 'tip God that hast bereft us
He will all our sorrows beal."
W. C BARNETT, Iola, S. C.
Artgv.ul 28th, 18SG.
- A bowering plant is said to abstract
from the soil 200 times ita own weight in
- The entire population of the United
States could live comfortably in the single
State ol' Texas.
A Household Treasure.
D. W, Fuller, of Canajoharie, H. Y., says
that he always keeps Dr. King's New Dis
covery :in the house and his family has al
ways found the very best results follow its
use; thut he would not be without it, if
procurable. G. A. Dykeman, Druggist,
Catskill, N. Y., says that Dr. King's New
Discovery is undoubtedly the best Cough
remedy; that he has used it in his family
for eigh t years, and it has never failed to
do all that ia claimed for it. Why not try
a remedy so long tried and tested. Trial
bottles free at Hill Bros', drug store.
Regular size 50c and $1.00.
Marvellous Besults.
From a letter written by Rev. J. Gun
derman, of Dim^ndale, Mich , we are per
mitted lo make this extract: "I have no
hesitation in recommending Dr. King's
New Di?coverv, aa the results were almost
marvellous in the case of my wife. While
I waa pastor of the Baptist Church at Rives
Junction ohe was brought down with
Pneumonia succeeding La Grippe. Terri
ble paroxysms of coughing would last
hours iv iib little interruption, and it
seemed as if she could not survive them.
A friend recommended Dr. King's New
Discovery ; it was quick in its work and
highly iiatisfactory in results." Trial bot
tles free at Hill Bros. Drug Store. Regu
lar size 50c and $1.00
Second Primary, September 8,1896.
The friends of HE ii RY H. EDWARD3 nomi
nate bim as a suitable candidate for tho House of
Representatives, subject to tho Democratic Prima
ry Election.
The many friends of T. T. WAEEFIELD, of
Garvin Township, respectfully present his name
to the vc tors ol Anderson County aa a suitable,
person to represent them in the House of Repre
sentatives, subject to tho Democratic Primary.
Fer Treasurer.
The friends of JAMES M. PAYNE respectfully
announce him asa candidato for re-nomination to
the otlice of oumy TreuBurer, subject to the Dem
ocratic Primary Election.
REV. E. Z. BROWN is hereby announced as a
candidate for the office of County Treasurer, sub
ject to thc result of the Democratic Primary Elec
J hereby announce myself a candidate forShoriff
of Anderson County, subject to the action of the
Primary Election of thc Democratic party. I de
sire to say that owing to business engagements,
made bet?re 1 determined to enter the race for
Sherill", I will probably be unable to do much can
vassing during the months of July and August,
but whenever I am not absent on this business 1
will take every opportunity to see my fellow-citi
I hereby announce myself a candidate for Sheriff
of Anderdon County, subject to thc action of tho
Primary Election of the Democratic party ; but
owing to the sad misfortune in my family, and
that I nov have two small orphans to look after, I
will not be able to canvass the County as I would
wish, but wk to bo remembered by my friends at
the bal.ot -box.
Superintendent of Education.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for Coun
ty Superintendent of Education, subject to the
Democratic Primary. ; _
- It is lawful in China to kill a grave
robber the instant he is caught in his
underhand work.
Notice of Dissolution.
THE cop3rtnerahip of the undersigned,
unaer the name of D- P Moan <fe
Co., is by mutual consent this dny dis
solved. All persons indebted tosnid Firm
will mako payment thereof to D. P Sloan.
Sept. i, is ;<;. -
I will continue the business at the same
old stand, and will appreciate a continu
ance of your klad patronage.
Sept 2, 189G_10_?5_
By Ii. If. Burrito, Judge of Probate.
WHEREAS, Benjamin Thompson bas
applied to mo to grant him Leiters of
Administration on the Estate and effects
of Joseph Thompson, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admon
ish all kindred and creditors of the said
Joseph Thompson, dee'd, to be and appear
before me in Court of Probate, to be held
at Anderson Court House, on the 17th
day of September, 1896, after publication
hereof, to show cause, :f any they have,
why the said Administration should not
be granted. Given under my hand, this
31st dav of August, 1896.
R. M. BURRI3S, Judge Frobate.
Sept 2, 1896 10 2
Notice of Dissolution,
THE Firm of Dean, Ratliffe & Co. has
been dissolved by mutual consent.
All persons indebted to us will come for
ward and make immediate tetttement
with Dean & Ratliffe, who are authorizad
to collect and receipt for all dues.
Sept?, 1S93_10_1
TT7ILL ht to tht lowest responsible
YV bidder on Wednesday, S?pt. 16th
inst, at 10 a. m , the re-flooring and re
pairing of the Bridge over Three-and
Twenty Creek, known as Flat Bridge, near
tho Earle place. Plansand specifications
made knovn on day of letting.
W. P. SNE LG ROVE, Co. Sup.
HpHAT Tract of Land, known as the
X Reeves Place, situated one and a half
miles from Pendleton, ou the road leading
to Anderson, containing about 125 acres,
half arable, half virgin forest. Also, one
Tract, joining the above, containing about
150 acres, half arable, half virgin forest,
known as part of "Ohorry Hill" Tract.
Also, one Tri.ct, joining the above, con
taining about 135 acres, 14 acres of which
is arable, balance virgin forest, situate 2?
miles Irom Pendleton, on the Bruce's Ford
road, and joining lands of O A. Bowen.
J. B. E. 8LOAN, Charleston, S. C.
Aus 26. 1896 9 4
(Incorporated nuder the Laws of Sooth Carolina,)
OFFERS Life Insurance and Iusurance against Fire, Wind and Lightning at AC
TUAL COST, and keeps every dollar paid for insurance at home.
Prompt settlements will be made of all losses.
This Company has been oigauizei upon sound business principles, for the purpose
of giving our people safe insurance at greatly reduced rates.
Will begin business on Monday, September 7,1876.
Your patronage is respectfully solicited. For blank applications call on thc Presi
dent or Secretary, and for any information see any of the offlcars or Directors.
J. R. VANDIVER. President.
J. J. FRETWELL. Vice President.
H. H. WATKINS, Secretary and Treasurer.
Sept 2, 1886-4m
We begin the Fall trade with the Lar- QUftETC
gest Stock of. OnUELO
WE ever carnied. Bought in large quantities, at the lov?est point of the season, wo
propose to sell them cheaper than anybody. They representa large amount of money,
and wishing to
To Turn Siioes into Dollars,
We make this extraordinary CHALLENGE : To Bell a better BROGAN at ?1.00,
?1.25 and 31.50, and GENTS' SUNDAY SHOE at $1.00 than anybody or anybody
else Now, this is business, and we are here to maintain our claims, and maintain
them we will.
?&* Mr. F. A. SPELLMAN, "The Farmer's Friend," is with us again this year,
is always in the market and will buy your Cotton.
WE have by far the largest, best selected and CHEAPEST Stock it bas evor been
our privilege to offer to the public,
In MEN'S snd BOYS' SHOES we carry everything, from the cheapest Brogan to
the Celebrated Miles Hand Sewed Shoes.
In LADIES' 8HOES we carry a large and splendid line, from a Solid Polka to
the Jones Shoe Manufacturing Co's. Goods.
We are a little proud of our line of STAPLE DRY GOODS, and know our cus
tomers will be pleased at the prices we aro turning them bose at.
See our lines of Lap Robes, Buggy Whips, Blankets, Jeans, Flannels, Prints, Out
ings, Ginghams, dec, AND WE WILL DO THE REST.
Yours, determined to sell,
P. S.-BALLARD'S "OBELISK" and other bunds of FLOUR have no equal.
E. O. B?RRI3S.
IN making our bow to the trading public we do so with the understanding that we
going into business in one of the lowest markets 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
'lighest. We also know that new men, and green hands at tba*., will have tq cell a
little lower than their ompetitors, and that is what we are going to do.
We have bad the experienco of a close and well experienced Duyer, and our aim is
to sell thebest 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 5c. Yours to please,
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On Saturday Only, Sept. 5th, 1896.
100 Pairs Women's Black Oxfords 30c.Worth 50c
75 Pairs Women's Russet Oxfords 49c.Worth 75c'?
100 Pairs Men's Dress Lace Shoes 85c.Worth 81.00
50 Pairs Men's Dress Lace and Cong. Shoes 81.00.Worth $1.25
150 Pairs Men's Russet Lace Shoes 81.00.Worth 81.50
50 Pairs Men's Russet Lace Shoes 81.50.Worth 82.00
75 Pairs Men's Russet Lace Shoes S2.00.Worth 83.00
50 Pairs Men's Russet Lace Shoes 82.59.Worth 83.50-84.00
100 Pairs Men's Tennis Oxfords 35c.Wort' "Je
50 Pairs Boys' Russet Lace Shoes 85c.Worth Sl.25
100 Pairs Women's S Kip Farm Shoe3 60c.Worth 85c
100 Pairs Men's S Kip Brogaus69c.Worth 81.00
50 Pairs Women's Kid Tip Button 65c.Worth 85c
75 Pairs Men's S Kip Brogans 50.Worth 75c'
All Ladies' Fine Oxfords offered below Cost.
i?" Please bear in mind this sale is strictly FOR CASH, and only on
Under Masonic Temple, Anderson, S. C._
i Turnip Seec
We MUST and WILL greatly reduce our Stock, (which is
by far the largest ever seen in this city at this season,) by
the 15th 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;
In all Departments, and more especially in
Men's, Boys' and Children's
The ready Cash will secure an unusual amount of Goode;
from us just now.
Tours earnestly,
Agent Butterick's Patterns.
'Phone 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 burdlen of our argument shall be
WE ure not fighting anybody-we do not want to fight anybody. We are not try
ing to run anybody out of business, but we are here to lead the prices, and lead the
prices we will. We name prices on Brooms-new prices on Brooms-pnces on Brooms
that attracts the attention of everybody who sweeps or lives In a bontie that ls swept
by a Broom. We haye a full Stan Broom, made of Western corn, two strings, good
length, we price you at 8c. No other man can do it, but we can and wu do. We have
a very large Broom, a good Broom, a Broom that yon feel the weight of when you
have it in your hand, a Broom that makes a wide path when you drag 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 housekeepers take a liking to, it's a Broom that's been
sold at from 20c. to 25c, 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 is 10;!. See this Broom be
fore you buy Brooms. We have a very large Broom that we will sall foi: 15c-a broom
made in this State, that is a home industry-it is a home-made Broom-it's a Broom
that should elicit your kind sympathy. We will sell you a finer Broom still for 20c.
and 25c And you know our Royal No 9 and our Jig No. 8 (?Oe and 50c Brooms..
We propose now to put you Uiese at 35c and 30c
Now, there be those who will send up a howl as tong 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 Brooms we would be losing money ; bat remember that we do not
buy unless we buy cheap, therefore we can afford to say that vre need not sell unless;
we sell cheap. Parties buying Brooms from us now will get the lowest prices that have
ever 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, bas
never been retailed at less than 25o. per pound-that we propos? to sell a small lot of
at 4c per plug, just to see 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, too, 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 State at 35c 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 shot;ld have at least one
box, and some people should have five.
Don't forget that we are still making cut prioes on TINWARE, GLASSWARE,
and CROCKERY. Our Lamps are marvels of cheapness, and going just for fan. Oar
SOAPS are superb, and the prices we are making on some of this highest quality, best
known brands, are taking the lead all over the country. We sell eight Dara of first-
class Soap for 25c We sell nine pounds of first-class Biking Soda for 25c.
Well, gentlemen, I am sorry that our talk must come to a close, bat you mast re
member that all things are human and mast come to an end, the good and the bad ^
hence this talk must come to an.end. So good-bye.
Yours always truly,
No. 27 South Side Public Square, Anderson, S. C.
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Of doing business consists chiefly in giving
satisfaction to the customer-it is the key
to success in all lines of business.
WE strive to merit the patronage of the public by making it bothi
pleasant and profitable to deal with us-hence mutually satisfactory.
We are now oflering is a line of
Per pair. This is a neat and stylish Slipper, and is worth 81.75 everywhere.
If you want a nice Summer Shoe at small cost see tV'? line. _ We keep is
utock at all times Shoes of every style, quality and price Our line of
Ja complete, and we are offering them at a very low price.
We have Everything you want in Groceries,
And to the Farmers we will say that we will make it to your interest if yen
will send us your orders.

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