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The Anderson intelligencer. (Anderson Court House, S.C.) 1860-1914, January 01, 1902, Image 3

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The splendid granite edifice which
is the official domicile of the State of
South Carolina,i after, having been 50
years in building, io at last nearing
completion. Designed originally to
cost $5,000,000 and intended, as some
of the political patriarchs of the State
aver, to serve as the capitol of the
Southern Confederacy, ifc is to-day
but a semblance of the oonoeption of
John R. Niernsee, who designed it.
As it stands, it has cost the State of
South Carolina $2,500,000. It is in
timately associated with many tragic
incidents in the State's history, and
has become already one of the histori?
structures of the country.
At the session of the General As*
cembly of 1850, while the State was in
the throes of the first great agitation
of the secession question, which end
ed in the affirmation of the right of a
State to secede, the legislative com
mittee on the State house repoi ted
that the State records were in dagger
of destruction by fire, and recom
mended that a fire-proof building be
ereoted for their safe-keeping. In
consequence of this report, the appro
priation bill that year contained a
clause authorizing the use of the pro
ceeds of the sale of lots in the city of
Columbia for this purpose. No bill
authorizing the erection of a pew
State house waB passed, although it
is clear that it was the intention of
the leaders at that time to provide for
the erection of a creditable publio
building. Judge O'Neal gave the
credit to Hon. Benjamin Hunt of
"leading the legislature imperceptibly
into the scheme of building anew
State house."
The cornerstone of a two-story
building wai laid December 15, 1851.
This buildibg was erected on the
square then pceupied by the old State
house, iron iug on Main street, the
old building then standing a.t the cor
ner of Senatfe and Assembly streets.
It was a midist structure, intended to
serve as a ling of the projected capi
tol. It wasUbout completed at a cost
of $250,000 hod some of the records
had been re loved to it, in the sum
mer of 1854, vhen the commissioners
in charge nc teed cracks in the door
and window .robes. These - defects,
becoming mo| pronounced, the com
missioners . endpyed John R. Niern
see, then r?ding in ;Baltimore, as
consulting a&iiteet. Niernsee had
designed the^mftfesonian > institute
and many otheVamous buildings, and
was one of themremost architects of
his time. ?rclteet Niernsee abso
lutely condemn! the struts tore, aud'
under his advioait was razed to the
ground, only a pltio.n of theioiinda-.
lions being leftlwhich now remain
. under the west rail of the present
capitol. It was ten that Niernsee
designed the structure which now
stands, the General Assembly giving
sanotion to an issufcf bonds for the
"continuation" of tl construction of
a new State capitol The adjoining
square was purchase A and the build
ing located upon its puent site.
In anticipation of %e approaohing
great conflict the work was feverishly
pushed until the war plptioally stop
ped it. A tramway w? constructed
to the granite quarries % the river;
and hundreds of labonU were em
ployed quarrying and tpssing the
huge pieoes of granite reqfted. When
the work of building was Aus rudely
stopped, the talented araitect ex
changed his. drawing , inst&ieots for
the sword, and did valianAprvioe in
the army of the Southern Cofederaoy.
On that momentous day tmhe peo
ple of this State, February ?, 1865,
when the army oommandedHy Gen.
W. T. Sherman reached thfieights
across the Congaree River ov?feoking
Columbia?at Casey's?MaycsQood
win surrendered the city, Jmt was
absolutely dj^euseless. Notwioatand
ing this defenseless condition A city
was shelled and the n?w capitJUitk
its white walls completed to thdjl?ize
lipe^was the mark of every/gftjer.
Several shells entered the barAjn
dow openings, and five struo?he
building, but made little impreVhn
upon its massive walls. V
- The old State house was one of?e
1,400 buildings destroyed by (ft
Sherman's army,, and .the granit A
the southeast corner of the new on
tel was flaked off by the fire which A
stroyed the old building. At tfl
time there was a large quantity L
drassed marble and other material fd
the building on the ground. Th
ar?hiteot estimated th? value of thn
. destroyed by,. Gen. Sherman at $700,
000, besides the mutilation of th
beautiful marble in place on the fron
and rear porticos wh?ch is st?ll appai
ant. A min? was prepared uader th
building to completely destroy il
when a report reached the city that
wing of the arrnv ahove Cidumbia hi
been attacked by Hampton's cavalrj
Gen. Sherman ; ordered the powder rif
I Now Hearing Com
% State.
moved, with the remark- that it would
be a Uschis wagte of ammunition, and
that he would "leave the people bo
-poor that they would never com
plete it," hastening his departure
from the city, then in Smoking ruins.
Work oontinued in a desultory man
ner until 1890, when it was entirely
discontinued, until the session of the
General Assembly of 1900, whioh ap
propriated $175,000 for the additions
now being made, undor plans of Ar
chitect Frank P. Milbura. A dome
was adopted in lieu of the granite
tower originally intended to surmount
the structure.
The granite work upon the old build
ing is pronounced by experts to bo
without exoeptioq tho finest in the
United States, not excepting the
splcpdid buildings of the national
government at Washington. The
massive square pillars in the lower
corridor are hewn from a single block
of granite, and are finished in the best
manner known to stone outters. It
was intended that the entablature of
the front pediment, whioh was actual
ly quarried and on the grouud at the
close of the war, but was never dress
ed, and during the reconstruction
period the.' legislature donated a por
tion of it for a monument to a negro
politioian, when it was out in two.
This is said to have been the largest
piese of granite at that time ever quar
ried in the United States. During
the disgraceful period whioh followed
the.war, when the people of the North
were endeavoring to secure tae politi
cal rights of tho negro by overriding
those of the intelligent and property
owning people of this State, all mate
rial on the grouud small enough to be
moved was "appropriated," with all
[other property of tho State, by the
scalawags aud thieves then in control
of the government. One hundred
thousand dollars was expended in
"furnishing" the State house with
desks, etc.. that would have been ex
horbitant at one quarter of the prices
charged, and included such items as a
silver plated water pitcher for the
governor's office at $1,500, cuspidorn
at $18 eaoh, and other articles in pro
portion. ? majority of the membara
of the House of Representatives could
not write their names, while a ma
jority of the members of the Senate
wore in the habit of settling their per
sona) 'accounts by orderB upon the
contingent, fjond -of ' the Senate. In
cluded in necessary "oupplies" for the
General Assembly were enormous
quantities of champagne and whiskey,
which was freely dispensed in the lit
tle room on the right as you enter the
gallery of the Senate. 'It was in this
room that John J. Patterson, eleoted
to the United States Senate, declared
that thero would be "five years more
of good stealing in South Carolina,"
whioh became a Democratic slogan.
The beautiful Corinthian columns,
cut from a single piece of granite, are
noteworthy , speoimsns of the stone
cutters' skill, while the massive foun
dations of out-stone containg many
inverted arches to distribute the
weight, are marvels to modern build
The building was first ocoupied by
the General Assembly of 1869. Dur
ing the exciting events which followed
the campaign of 1876, it was literally
bombarded by the opposing political
parties, and two bodies eaoh claiming
to be the legally eleoted. House, of
Representatives and eaoh with ' its
complement of officers, meeting in the
Banie r?oriS?the hall of the House of
Representatives?a pitched battle watt
iminent, until the recognition of the*
Democratic speaker by former Repub
licans gave a deoisive turn to affairs.
Scrofula, Ulcers, Cancer, Skin Troubles.
At Last a Cure?Trial Treatment Free.
Is your skin palid, palo or blood'
thin ? Are you easily tired or as tired
in the morning as when you went to
bed ? Is there loss of strength ? Are
you all run down ? Aches and pains
in bones, joints or back ? Weak eyes
or stye on the eyes ? If so, you have
the poiaon of scrofula in your blood,
and the least sickness, scratch or blow
will bring 10 the surface all the horri
ble symptoms of this terrible blood
disease?ulcers, awellings,eating sores,
foul breath, bumps or risings, boils,
abscessed, white swelling, itching skin
humors, eruptions, aohea in bones,
joints and musoles, cancer, catarrh,
etc. If you are tired of doctoring,
taking patent medicines and are not
cured, then try B. B. B. (Botanio
Blood Balm.) It is made especially
for obstinate, deep-seated blood trou
bles, and cures the worst cases after
[all else fails. B. B. B. makes new,
ich blood and tnvilds up the weakened
tody, stops all the aches and pains and
[mais every sore, giving the rioh glow
? health to the skin. Over 3,000
duntary testimonials of oures of
lood and skin diseases by using B.
B. Thoroughly tested for 30 years.
>rge bottles $1. Trial treatment
[e by addressing Blood Balm Com
v. Atlanta. Ga., Describe trouble
free confidential medical advice
m. For salo by Hill-Orr Drug Co.,
bite & Wilhite and Evans Thar
An Irish Hemorrhage.
Billy Stuart is our with a brand-new
yarn, and it is a good one. Mr. Stu- i
art, with a number of bachelor friends,
lives on McMillan street, near Woud
?awu avenue, East Walnut Hills.
He usually takes a constitutional
short walk each morning, and not long
since noticed that the upper parts of
the telephone poles in the vicinity of
his residence were being decorated
with coats of vivid green paint.
One morning as he was passing one
the poles an Irishman seated on top
carelessly let drop a can of green
paint. 1
It struck the sidewalk, and was lib
erally spattered about ; none of it,
however, by exceeding good luck, be
smirched the immaoulate trousers of
Mr. Stuart.
A moment later another Irishman
appeared upon the scene and noticing
the green paint spilled all over tho
sidewalk, looked up and anxiously in
quired of his comrade aloft :
"Doherty, Dohert y h&v' ye had a
hemorrhage ?"?Ginoinnati Enquirer.
A Death Bed Recognition.
"Uncle Jimmie" was aman who had
a reputation for "tightness" in busi
ness affairs which clung to him the
entire 80 years of his existence.
When he was stricken with what
proved to be his last illness, a neigh
bor came to see him who had heard he
was near unto death.
The family was gathored about the
room in various stages of grief?he
had not been an overly kind husband
and father?and the sick man lay on
the bed with closed eyes and labored
"See if he knows you," said the
wif?, tearfully, to the neighbor, who
tiptoed to thp side of the bed and
leaned over the oooupant.
"Uncle Jimmie, do you know me?"
asked the neighbor gently.
A de?p silence hung over the room.
Finally "Uncle Jim" slowly opened
his^ey?s and fixed' them, intently on
the questioner.
"Know you?" he echoed feebly.
"I reckon 1 do! There's that gallon
of vinegar you owe mo?"
The neighbor had to acknowledge the
recognition was complete.?H. C.
Wood in Lippincott's Magazine.
?- m o m -
Value of Corn Stalks.
Corn may be grown for the stalks
only, some day, and uot for the ears.
Wouldn't it be funny to be experi
menting for an earless ccrs?
That is what it is likely to come to
if the uses of the corn stalks keep on
developing. Just now it is neck and
neck between the stalks and the ear
as to which is tho more valuable, so
the wise farmer is making good money
selling his corn stalks instead of burn
ing them.
The uses for corn stalks are very
many. The agricultural department
has made publio a bulletin showing
that they may be used for these among
other purposes:
A paoking for warshiys; a high
grade of writing paper; the basis of a
smokeless powder; and a cattle food
made by grinding it to a powder and
mixing it with cheap molasses.
The new food is pressed into cakes
under a hydraulic press and ean be
shipped as easily as bricks or cord
wood. For feeding ' it is broken up
and mixed with water. Aotual tests
have been made and samples have
been aent to agricultural stations in
Europe. Reports from'all sourees are
very encouraging. This food will be
particularly valuable for. our eavalry
in the tropios, and the food cakes can
be made at minimum coat i? Cuba and
the Southern States, where thousands
of tons of low grade molasses goto
waste :annually.?Kansas City Jour
- ill.? ? mm '
A Good Recommendation.
"I have noticed that the sale on
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Ta
blets is almost invariably to those who
have once used them,1' says Mr. J. H.
Weber, a prominent druggist of Cas
cade, Iowa. What better recommen
dation oonld any medioine have than
for people to oall for it when again in
need of such a remedy ? Try them
when you feel dull after eating, when
you have a bad taste in your mouth,
feel bilious, have no appetite or when
troubled with constipation, and you
are certain to be delighted with the
prompt relief which they will afford.
For sale by Orr-Gray & Co.
? An effort is to be made to remove
a large red oak tree from the wildest
section of Arkansas to Forest Park,
St. Louis, without injuring it. The
tree is 160 feet high and twelve feet
in diameter at the base. A double
tramway will be built from the tree
to the river, where it will be floated
and towed to St. Louis. It is esti
mated that this will occupy six
Prickly Ash Bitters cures the kid
neys, regulates the liver and purifies
the bowels. A valuable system tonic.
Evans Pharmaoy.
? Dr. Price?r"Your husband's
trouble is melancholia. Now, you'd
help him materially if you'd only ar
range some pleassnt little surprise for
him." Mrs. Sharpe?"I know! I'll
tell him you said he needn't bother
about paying your bill until ho feels
! like it."
The Fanner and His (hen.
* An old farmer in Arkausas has tour c
oxen which he uses for farming pur- \\
poses, and named them Presbyterian, h
baptist, Episcopalian and Methodist, | t
When asked why he gave them such j ^
queer names, he replied:
"I call this ox Presbyterian because
he is truo blue and never fails; pulls
through difficulties and holds out to
the end; besides, ho knows moro than
all the rest. I call this ox Baptist bo
cause he is always after water, and
seems though he'd never get enough;
and then again ho won't eat with the
others. I call this ox Episcopalian
because he bas a mighty way of hold
ing his head up, and if lus yoke gets a
little too tight he tries to kick and
crawl clear out of tho track. I oall
this ox Methodist beoause he puffs
and blows and bellows as he goes
along, and you'd think ho was pull
ing all creation, but he doesn't pull a
pound unless you continually stir him
- ? ? mm
? The hymn, "Nearer, My God, to
Theo," which President McKinley |
murmured in his dying hour, was |
written by Mrs. Sarah Flower Adams, j
who was born in 1805. It was a re- j
cord of her own religious experience,
and was written as a memorial of an
swered prayer, probably without any
expectation that it would be of public
service. It was furnished, with thir
teen other hymns, to Charles Fox's
"Collection of Hymns and Anthems,"
published in London in 1841.
? Why do not cows sit down to
rest the same as dogs? "Why docs a- j <
dog turn around three times before
he lies down? Why does a cow get
up from the ground hind end
first and a horse fore end first? Why
does a squirrel come down a tree head
first and a cat tail first? Why does a
mule kick with its hind foot aud a
sheep with its fore foot?
? Edward Beaupr?, of the Province'
of Assinibpine, Canada, claims to be
the tullc?t man in th<> work*. His
exact height, i- seven feet : u and
three quarter inches, and he is still
j growing and expects t'< reach the
' eightrfoot mark. Ho is twenty years
I ohi, wears u No. '1\ shoo and a No. 21
j collar.
i ? 1 But 1 dou't see why your wife
j was angry with you for buying your
self a new hat. You say it was ouly
two dollars and a half." ''That's all';
but you see, she had her heart set on
one for herself that she said was only
. ? In 300 years the average length
of human life has been doubled. In
the sixteenth century it was between
eighteen and twenty years; at the
close of tho eighteenth century it was
a little over thirty years, and to-day
it is over forty years.
? Kate?"Martha deolares that the
men are all alike." Edith?"Then
you can't blame her if she takes the
first one that comes along. You may
depend upon it, that's just what she
will do."
? Love laughs at so many other
thing besides locksmiths, according
to daily news reports, that it surely
must keep up a continual giggle.
Lightning i.rtd Wi?ov/c.
all my forty years' expert- I
neb with trees and planta," said a
'pll known gardener, "I have yet to I
ear ot" a willow tree being struck
y lightning. Spruce trn?>, white-:
ood and pine trees almost seem to
ttract the electricity. Oak and oth
r largo trees and even many small
roes nre often maimed and killed.
5ut willow trees seem, for some rea
ort, to bo immune to death or in
ury in this shape, and I have never
een or even heard of a tree of this
amily which lightning has ever
truck."?Cleveland Leader.
Respect of Elders.
Respect of elders is the paralysis
if the young. The young have a
nance of clear vision, but in this,
dossed country they only see what
heir elders expect them to see. only
hink what their elders expect them
o think. So they grow into elders
vho learn nothing with years but
:c save themselves the trouble of
blinking. Listen to the grave talk
)f your elders, and you will hear
lasncd newspaper.?-Julian Sturgi?
n "Stephen Calinari."
? Some under dog-* seem to chew
tarder in that position titan when
hey are on top.
? iV man always feeU contemptible
ffhen he lets a girl kiss him against
ter will.
? The world was made f.>r mm and
nan for woman.
? The mau who wants tin- earth
nvariably gets it?when he tiios.
? "When you have it it's prosperity;
vheu the other fellow has it ir,'* luck.
? About tho time a man ???ts used
;o being a husband he has tu begin to
ret used to being a father.
Rheumatic pains are the cries of protest
and distress from tortured musc!e , aching
{'oints and excited nerves. The blood ha=
tecu poisoned by the accumulation oi
waste matter in the system, nnd can no
longer supply the pure and health sustain
ing food they require. The whole systcn
feels the effect oi this acid poison ; and
not until the blood has been j untied tuul
brought back u> a. healthy condition will
the ache:, and p?iha cease.
Mrs. Jamci >V .!, r ; ; Ninth street. N. T'.
Washington, C.;*vHtc.4 as i >M : "A fev,
months ago i hudati ttacls of Scie . Rhc?tua
tisminitswor??. form. The
pain wast > intense that I
became completely pros,
trati-1. The attack was an
unusuallv severe one, mid
my condition v us regard*
edits being very danger
ous. I was attended by
one of the most nWc doc
tors in Washington, who is
also a member of the fac
ility of a lending medical
College here. He told me
to continue his prescrip- ..?.. ,
tions and I would tret well. After having it filled
twelve times without receiving the slightesl
benefit, I declined to continue hi9 treatment ani
longer. Having heard of S. S.S.t Swift's Specific]
recommended for Rheumatism, I decided, nlmo&i
in despair however, to give the medicine a txiul
and alter I had taken a few bottles I was abie t<
hobble around on crutches, aud very soon there
after had no use for them at all, S. S. S. having
cured tne sound aud well. AH the distressing
pains have left me, my appetite has returned
and I am happy to be agaiu restored to perfed
Sthe great vegetable
purifier and tonic, it
the ideal remedy in all
rheumatic troubles.
There are no opiates oi
minerals in it to disturb the digestion and
lead to ruinous habits.
We have prepared a special book on
Rheumatism which every sufferer from
this painful disease should read. It is the
most complete and interesting book oi
the kind in existence. It will be aent free
to any one desiring it. Write our physi
cians fully and freely about your case. Wfl
make no charge for medical advice. ^
Mnaumnn.unBM mix.
Urinary troubles, Palpitation of
the heart, Conetipatloa and atom*
ach diaordert, yield at once to
Prickly Ash Bitten
It is marvelous kidney tonic and eystem cleanaer,
atrengttaena the tired kidneys, helps digestion, vegu
lates the bowels.
PRICE, S1.00.
EVANS PHARMACY Special Agents.
WHAT a delightful seuse of pride ther*- is in the ownership of a?
? OR -
Well, that's but natural, and shows a well developed discrimination and su
perior artistic conception. Come see a tew sample* at our place. Study then
carefully, compare their loues, one with the other. Plenty here to select from
no difference what your taste may dictate. Prices regulated entirely bj
quality. We have mere?
Sewing Mach.in.ee
Than we have room for. Several kinus to select from. If you've the roon
and ueed we will be glad to arrange the preliminaries
Slightly Disfigured but Still in the Ring !
YES, we have dhfiured the Hayea Stock considerably the po?t six wtekf
but still have tome Bargains left in?
shoe s. Hats, Pants and Notions of all Kinds.
I am adding on a Stock of? ~
Groceries, Sugar, Coffee and Flour.
Try a Barrel of Bramford, Clifton or Spotless, and am sure you will b
pleased. White Wine Vinegar 25e, per gallon.
C M. 5UCHAKAN, Masonic Temple.
pk Kl). <;. bbowx,
Pres. nul Trotif
i t.-vn k .v. bui:btd?k,
r;?i?orln*. dent,
S<1 rotary,
All Grades Fertilizers, Acid Phosphates,
German Kainit, Muriate of Potash and Nitrate of Soda.
Wc use Tennessee Kock, which ruus higher in Bone Phosphate
than any other Rock in the Country.
And Enter your name for the following Prizes :
First Prize Oder.
First best yield on Six Acres of Wheat?
One Fanner's Favorite Grain Drill, worth $70.00.
Second best yield on Six Acres of Wheat?
One Ton Standard Guano, 8-2 A?1.
Third best yield on Six Acres of Wheat
Half Ton Standard Blood Guano, 8-2 A?1.
Second Prlvso Oll'or.
First best yield on Three Acres of Wheat?
One Ton High Grade Super-Phos., 10 per cent Ava.
i Second best yield on Three Acres of Wheat?
I Half Ton High Grade Super-Phoa., 10 per cent Ava.
I Third best yield on Three Acres of Wheat?
Half Tou High Grade Super-Phos., 10 per cent Ava.
Third ??rlzo OlVer.
First best yield One Acre of Wheat?One Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
Second best yield One Acre of Wheat?Half Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
Third best yield One Acre of Wheat?Half Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
The following terms must be complied with by those entering contest :
1st. You must fill out the blank hereto attached, sign your name, and cut
out this advertisement in full and return to us.
2ud. You are to choose one disinterested ucigbbor, vre are too choose one,
and the two aro to choose a third. You will enter the name of your represen
tative in the blank space found below.
od. The tbrco men named will act in the capacity of judges, measure the
land designated by you, which must be in one body, see that nothing but the
Brands of the Anderson Fertilizer Company aro applied for fertilizing, and
finally to measure the wheat when threshed, place the result in a sealed en
velope and mail to us.
4th. None other than the products of the Anderson Fertilizer Company
shall be used by those entering this contest on-land designated.
yth. All contestants must fill out and sign this advertisement, and return
to this office before the first day of December, 1001.
0th. Each winner of a prize is required to write out in detail how tho re
sult was obtained by telling us how the land was prepared, with what imple
ments, how much fertilizers and grade wcro applied to the acre, what crop
grown on the land previous to sowing the wheat, when planted, and anything
of interest that will show the best method to produce wheat in this State.
7th ?
.S. C,. 1001.
Anderson Fertilizer Co., Anderson, S. C.
Gentlemen : 1 will enter the contest for one of the three prizes offered by
you for the best yield in bushels threshed from.acres of wheat as
per terms set forth in your advertisement hereto attached. I name .
.".as my representative.
(Sign here) .
8th. The three judges of each e< utc&tunt should bo in - neighbors. .State
j i:i blank space left l'or same, whether you arc contesting for the Six Acre or
; Three Acre or One Aero Prisse. After all results have boon received by us wc
j will name a day, not later than August 1st, 1002, to com par o results, in the
presence of such contestants as may be here, and award the prizes.
DIRECTIONS?One every night.
" 25c.
By mail.
A Well Furnished Home
la not necessarily an expensively
furnished one, as at TOLLY'S hand
even sumptuous, FURNITURE
is procurable without great outlay
Not that we deal in knocked-iogether
made-to-sell sort, but because we are
content with a reasonable profit on
really good articles of Furniture
Our best witness is the Goods them
Yours truly
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers, Depot St., Anderson, 8. C.
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Acme Paint and Cement Cure
Specially used on Tin Roofs
and Iron "Work of any kind.
For sale by?
Reference :
DruggiBts, Anderson, S. C.

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