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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JULY 3. 1901. VOTJTMR Y*YVTi___i?n ? If You Are... From our previous advertising that our CASH WAY of doing business will - - The fault is in the advertising and not in the business itself ! WE SELL- i Clothes, Slioes. II ats and pPur ri ishlxigs, And the reason our PRICES are so MODERATE is simply due to our CASH WAY of doing business. It'll pay you to bring your Cash to this Store, where you pay for only what you get, and not for what the other fellow gets. If you spend your Cash at a Credit Store you are helping to pay for the losses occasioned in doing a credit business. No doubt about it. B. 0. Evans &Co.| ANDERSON, SC. The Snot Cash Clothiers JL Why Not Give Your House a Coat of MASTIC PAINT ? You can put it on yourself-it is already mixed-and to paint your house would hot cost you more _ than - - - - -. I^ive 01? ?ix Dollars! SOLD BY Orr~Gray & Co. Harrows,? Cultivators, And Weeders. Seasonable Goods for the Farmers. WE ate prepared to furnish the Farmer with just such F rm Imple ments aa he needs at this season of the year. You will always find our stock of STEEL PLOWS complete. There is no way that the Farmer can economize more than to uso one of our UNIVERSAL GUANO DISTRIBUTORS, that opens the furrow and puts in the Fertilizer at the same time, unless it is to get one of our WEED ERS, and ran it over the cotton field jost aa it ?a trying to break through the hard crust-that forms on the bedded row just after one of these spring rains that never falls to como. Come in and let us tell you about our Adjustable Keystone Weeder-the great labor saver and cotton raiser. Don't forget that we are Headquarters for COTTON PLANTERS HARROWS, CULTIVATORS and HOES. Our PERFECT HARROW -the greatest Corn and Cotton Cultivator on the market-ono? you get ono of these Harrows you cannot afford to do without them. We also sell the Roman and Terrel that stands first on the hat. HOES 1-Just received a Car Load of Hoes, all sizes and kinds, and prices are low enough. Big stock of Garden Rakes and other tools for the gardener. Builders' Hardware, Nails and Barb Wire always on hand. BROCK HARDWARE COMPANY, Successors to Brock Brothers. 8T?X? flSWH. - A distinct earthquake shook was felt ia Greenville last Friday. - Ninety-six is planning for a quarter million dollar cotton mill. - $1,236,050 was paid ia South Carolina for life insuranoe last year. John Gary Evans has announced himself a oandidate for United States Senator. < -. Chief Justice Molver is undergo in speoial treatment in a sanitarium in Savannah, Ga. - W. L. Harris has been appointed Kstmaster at Charleston and George Shaw postmaster at Sumter. - Society Hill and Conway are in the rac? for the fish hatchery to bo established in'South Carolina. m- The operatives in the cotton mills of Augusta and the Horse Creek valley have gone back to work. - The State Reunion of Confede- ' rate Veterans will be held in the oity of Greenville the 6th, 7th and 8th of August. - While drunk Bill Simmons, col ored, killed his wife and tried to blow his own brains out in Charleston Thursday. - Bishop W. W. Duncan will pre side at the Methodist annual confer ence which meets in Newberry the 3d of Deoember. - Three children of Washington Hayne, colored, aged 14, 16 and 18, were killed by a tornado at Congaree, Riohland county. - Incoming vessels and fishermen report much volcanic matter along the ooaBt near Charleston being brought there by the Golf Stream. - The schedules for the State cam rmicrn has b?en m?de o lit p.nd publish ed. The campaign begins on June 17 and concludes August 21st. - The big mill to be erected at Ware's Shoals on Saluda river is to be on the Greenwood County side and not in Laurens County as reported. - Ed Thompson, eolored, who haB boen connected with the postal service in Columbia for several years, will ran for congress ia the Seventh District. - A negro attempted an assault upon a sixteen-year-old girl io Fort Mill. Several suspects have been ar rested and a lynching narrowly avert ed. ; - An eleotrio car line will be built from Columbia to Lexington. It is designed to carry freight and passen gers, and a charter has been asked for. - Congressman Latimer has intro duced a bill for the relief of the Char leston exposition. It proposes to ap propriate $150,000 to pay its indebted ness. - Dr. JeBse M. Thornton, of Vir ginia, has been elented physician for Converse college. She is a graduate of the Woman's Medical college cf Baltimore. - Joho Kirkland, a white mao, was run down by a train and knooked from the trestle on the Seaboard near Co lumbia Thursday. He was dangerous ly injured about the head. - Columbia wants to be transferred from the Eastern judioial district of South Carolina to the Western dis trict and then to be made the seat of the court to be created for that dis i triot. - Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese min ister to this country, visited the Char Teston exposition on Tuesday, May 26th. He waa on his way to Mii ledgeville Ga., to make an address at the Georgia state college. - Mies Annie Carroll, who was in jured by falling off the Charleston and Seashore railroad oompany's wharf at Mt. Pleasant, has been . given a ver dict for $9,000 in a suit for damages brought in Oraogeburg county. - The State Board of Assessors met in Charleston Thursday and in creased the assessment of the pro perty of the Atlantic Coast Lioe and the Southern so that the tax reveoue to the city of Charleston is increased by $2,200. -The oitisens of Sumter made up a purse of (64,45 and distributed it among the children of Thorowell Orphanage as they passed through that oity on their way to the Exposi tion. The money was intended to be uGod as pocket money by the children. - A little boy at Woodruff Cotton Mill caught a large bull frog one even ing last week and out off and dressed the hind legs; that evening ?nd next morning feasted on them, and at tea o'olook in the day the balaoee of the frog was still alive and bopping in the yard. - It is stated that Mrs. Beokwith, a wealthy western woman, is going to build a $300,000 hotel ia Aiken. The cottage owners at Aikeo have tried to provont it, but oould oot. The Siana for the building have beeo rawn and are ready to be submitted to a contractor. - An attempt was made Tuesday morning, May 27, just before daybreak, to blow np the milldam at Cole's mill on Curltatl oreek about seven miles from the oity of Abbeville. No ocri ons damage was done but some repairs will be necessary. About two weeks ago an attempt to do the same thing was made. Dynamite was used. - General John B. Gordon, Geoeral Commander Uoited Confederate Vet erans, has appointed Gen. Thomas W. Car wile, of the Second Brigade, to sucoeed Gen. C. Irvine Walker as Commander of tho South Carolina Di vision U. C.V., the latter having been promoted to the command of the De partment of Northern Virginia, made vacant by tho death of Gen. Hampton. GENERAL MEWS. - The moros in Mindanao, P. I., are still proving their treachery, by killing our soldiers from ambush. - Judgo Jones, of Alabama, an ex Confederate, delivered the memorial address at Grant's tomb in New York. - The Tennessee Democrats bsve nominated Hon. James B. Frazier for Governor and reaffirmed tho Kansas City platform. - It looks as if Chicago is to have a meat famine, caused by the drivers' strike. The ice and ooal unions may have a sypathetio strike. - A lopomotivo on the Atlantio Coast Line railroad exploded at Man chester, Va., killing the engineer and seriously injuring live other persons. - A Fort de France dispatch says that George Kennan, the famous ex plorer and traveler, is missing and it is feared he perished in the last ex plosion of Mont Pelee. - The rain during the past few days have caused the greatest floods in the history of Oklahoma. Rail road traffic on all railroads is impeded and all rivers are out of their banks. - A Wisconsin woman who want ed $15,000 for "three stolen kisses" has been defeated in oourt, the jury deoiding against her beoause she is taller and heavier than the man whom she aooused. - President Estrada Palma, in his first message to the Cuban congress, lays much stress on the inland's in debtedness to the United States, especially in the matter of schools and sanitary reform. - Three years ago the Rev. R. G. Rosoamp of Kokomo, Ind., was given a block of supposedly worthless min ing stock by a friend who posed as a practical ioker: He has just sold the stock for $500,000. - In tho United Stales there is one church for every 337 people. Boston has one for every 1,000, Minneapolis one for every 1,054. Twenty-four million people attend ohurch in the United States every Sunday. - Among the passengers on the steamship Philadelphia who sailed Wednesday for Southampton were Gen. Joseph Wheeler, who will be abroad for three months. Acoom Sanying him were his daughters Lucy, ulia and Carrie Wheeler. - Veterans on both sides of the Civil war are deeply interested in pre venting the destruction of two his toric buildings in St. Louis. In one Julia Bent became the wife of Ulysses S .Grant, and in the other ill-fated Sarah Knox Taylor was made the bride of Jefferson Davis. - The boot and shoe industry of the United States is a great one. The completed census returns of 1900 cov ering that branch of effort shows that the total output that year was valued at 9261,028,580. This was an inorease of eighteen per oent. over the value of the output of 1890. - An explosion took place in a mine in Coal Creek district of Ten nessee a few dayB ago. About two hundred men and children had just entered the mine and all were lost. It was a perfect disaster and the scenes around the ontrance to the mine were pitiable in the extreme. - The Postoffice Department has issued an order that hereafter a writ ten designation on the wrapper-such as "book," "printed matter" or "photo"-shall be construed as a per missible "inscription" upon mail mat ter of the third class. This revokes a previous construction forbidding such writing. - Recently a strip of ground along Dutch Gap, on the James river, below Richmond, Va., has sunk, and muoh of the earth has fallen into the river. Gen. B. F. Butler's forces out thc gap during the civil war. It is several hundred yards long and runs across a horseshoe made by the river, cutting off several miles. - Frauds of the grossest oharaoter are said to have been discovered io the customs aervioe of the city of New York. It is reported that the government has been cheated out of revenue amounting to at least $600,000 a year, through the collusion in the importation of silks. Criminal prose cutions, it is expected, are to follow as a result. - A Mississippi inventor who has been experimenting with ootton pick ing machinery for tho past ten years ol ai m G that he has at last perfeoted a machine that will pick the fleecy stan' as deftly as the human hand. F is so confident that his invention will be a auoceas that he has already dosed contracts to piok the ootton grown on several Mississippi planta tions. - The Amerioan colony in Con stantinople is said to be muoh pertur bed over the conversion of one of its members-a Miss Davis- to Moham medanism. Miss Davis was a teaoher in the Amerioan College for Girls at Saitari, and also gave lessons in a Turkish family, where she met and fell in love wita an unole of her pupil. In order to marry him she has renoun ced her faith and entered the fold of islam. - The Bnreau of Insect Study at Washington is prepariug to extermin ate grasshoppers by spreading among the insects a deadly plague imported from South Africa. The germs, whioh are now being put up, are to be sent in bottles to the farmer? of the United States, with direotioL..' for their use. In South Africa these germs have been very successful, and as a result vast armies of grasshoppers have been wiped out. Let us hope the grasshoppers themselves will not catch the spirit of the scientific age and innoculate themselves against the disease. Death of Dr. B. M. Palmer. Dr. Benjamin M. Palmer, of New Orleans, died on the 28th of May from injuries received on the 5th of May, when ho waa run over by a atreet car within a abort distance ot" his home and dragged for fully a block. His right great too waa cut oft' and injuries were inflicted on che forehead, and his right leg was broken in two places Just above the ankle. He lin gered from the time of his injuries 23 days. Kev. Dr. B. M. Palmer was boru in Charleston, S. C., January 25, 1818, son j of Dr. Edward Palmer, who after sixty years of service in the church, died in i88? ut the age of 92. Dr. Pal mer passed his boyhood at McPher sonvillo and was sent to Amherst col lege when only 13 years of age. There he met Henry Ward Beecher, then a a student in a higher class, and the two became fast friends. At the age of 15 he returned to South Carolina and taught for two years, thence matricu lating at the University of Georgia, whence he graduated in 1838 and enter ed the Theological Seminary at Colum bia. In 1841 he was licensed and enter ed upon a career that was destined to make him famous as a preacher. Shortly after his ordination he was called to the First Presbyterian church of Savannah, taking with him Ir's bride, Mary Augusta McConnell. In 1843 he went to the First Presbyterian church in Columbia, S. C., remaining there until 185?, when ho came to New Orleans. In 184? he established the Southern Presbyterian Review which he edited for a number of years, win ning wide fame and in 1800 was elect ed to the c?mir of pastoral theology in the Seminary at Princeton University, though he declined the election. Many other flattering offers were made to him throughout his career, including the pulpit of Dr. Alexander's church in New York, but all these offers he re fused, preferring to remain with his old congregation in New Orleans. Dr. Palmer was one of the strongest leaders of the South in the pulpit im mediately preceding and during the civil war and on Thanksgiving Day, 1800, preached his famous secession sermon in New Orleans. In 1801 when the Sonthern churches withdrew from the Presbyterian Assembly at Phila delphia and met in AngUBta, Dr. Pal mer was chosen as moderator, taking his place as head of the Southern Pres byterian church. His service in the army was irregular, but his intimacy with General Polk and General Beau regard helped to turn his attention to the spiritual necessities of the troops, and at one time he had fall charge of detailing the Southern ministers in the army of Tennessee, Dr. Palmer was a profoundly impressive orator and hiB reputation as a preacher was national. His church in New Orleans, the First Presbyterian, has probably been visit ed by more strangers, drawn by his reputation as a pulpit orator, than any church in the South. Two years ego Dr. Palmer delivered a notable oration at the Louisville reunion of United Confederate veterans. Dr. Palmer's wife died ia 1888. He had six children, only one of whom is living. Dr. Palmer preached, the centennial anniversary Burroon at the University of Georgia at the centennial celebra tion at Athens last year. Union Meeting. The following is the program for the Union Meeting of the 3rd District, which will be held at the First Baptist Church in the city of Anderson on the fifth Sunday in June and Saturday be fore: Saturday, ll o'clock a. m.-Introduc tory sermon by Rev. W. B. Hawkins; alternate, Rev. J. B. Herron. Organization. Intermission of two hours for dinner. At the afternoon session the follow ing query will be discussed for two boure: "The best method for the study of the Bible* that we may obtain the fullest knowledge of God's Word." Revs. O. J. Copeland, Wm. Brown and C. E. Elgin will lead the discussion in addresses of fifteen minutes each, fol lowed by a general discussion of the topic. It is hoped that all tho breth ren will take part in the discussion. Sunday morning, at ll o'clock, Mis sionary sermon by Rev. F. P. Lynch, alternate, Rev. W. W. Leathers. J. B. Felton, Br,, John Eskew, Committee. Sunday School Association. The Triennial OonvenMon, Interna tional Sunday School Association, will be held at Denver, Col., Jane 20-July 2,1002. Southern Railway announces rate of one first-clase far? for the round trip, Eins 82, from all pointa In thia territory > Denver. Tickets will be sold Juno 21st, 22nd and 23rd, with final limit leav ing Denver Joly Slat, with privilege of extension to Angnst 31at. Parties taking thia trip ba?? an excellent opportunity of visiting the Grand Canyon, Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods. Yellowstone Park, 8 a: i Lake City and other points in the West, as red need ratea will be made for these side trips. Dr. W. B. Pelham, ?>f Newberry. State Chairman, will be in charge of the Sooth Carolina delegation going via Southern Southern Railway to St. Louis at wbleh point immediate connections will be made through to Denver. For further information apply to W. E. McGee. T. P. A., August?, Ga., R. L. Boay, P. ?fe T. A., Columbio, S. C., o.- R. ! W. Hunt, D. P. A., Charleston, 8. C. Hee? Swoops will soon be in demand. Sullivan Hdw. Cn. hr.ve them, both the Terrell and the Victor. New Pistol Law. lu his letter to tho News and Cou rier of a tew days. ago, Mr. August Kohn incorporate? tho following, whick is of local as well as general interest: ! It does not appear to be generally remembered that tho State is going to practically stop the sale of pistols after tho 1st of July, lt is not a loug while before the new statute goes into effect. It is, therefore, high timo for tho dealers in pistols to remember the ex istence of the statute aud get to the point of closing out their stocks. At tho time the statute was enacted there was some talk of bringing suit to test tho constitutionality of the act. No test can bo made until the law be comes operative, because f ho State Su preme Court will not decide a case which presents a prospective issue. There is now talk being gotten up up among the dealers to employ dis tinguished counsel and, by violating the law, make a test of the constitu tionality. The man who, after July 1, violates the law and allows himself to be convicted merely to test the statute, runs a considerable risk; but some agreement may be reached upon this matter. The law is radical and extraordinary, but South Carolina has before this done some moro surprising things, and if tho new law will only stop tho pistol habit it will have done a great thing. The act, which was passed in 1001, and is knowu ns the Cooper law, reade as follows: "Section 129. From and after the 1B1 day of July, 1002, it shall bo unlawful for anyone to entry about the per HUD whether concealed or not, any pisto less thau 20 inches long and three pounds in weight, and it shall be un lawful for auy person, lirm ov corpora tion to manufacture, sell or otto'* foi ?ale, or transport for use or snlo int< this State, any pistol of less length o: weight. Any violation of this'sectioi , shall be punished by a flue of not lea. than $100, or imprisonment for no more than 30 days, and in case of a vio lation by n brm or a corporation i i shall forfeit tho sum of $100 to and fo the UB6 of the school fund of tho count: . wherein the violation takes place, t< . be recovered as other fines and forfei . tares. This section shall not apply t< peace officers in tho actual dischargi of their duties or to persouB while oi their premises. "The fines and forfeitures abovi provided for, when collected, shall g< to the school fund of the county wher the violation occurred." At the recent session of the genera assembly the act was amended by it friends so as to cure ambiguities. The Thornwell Orphanage. I Ur cou, kiad Friend: Many faces o dear Utile children look up unto yoi to-day from this your home for th care of the fatherless. You c,re their helper, their benelac tor, their earthly ali. Without your help what would be come of two hundred little brother and sisters? You can give but little, perhaps, bu think of it: Five dollars will provid for a child, its board for a month, o its schooling for a year! Even a dim will give tho child its three meals.! day. Just now we need you. The time has come when summe: wa?ts are multiplying, and even brea? is scarce and hard to get. A little just now from each of i thousand friends, would mean a greai deal to these children. It is a joy to know that you will no forget ?B. You never do. God's blessing is your only reward And is not that enough? God's bless ing and the grateful prayers of all tbii multitude of .orphans. Send your barrels of dour simply tc Thornwell Orphanage, Clinton, S. C. Send your gifts of money to Wm. F Jacobs, Clinton, S. C. Williamston News. Quite a number of visitors are ii town. The closing exercises of the Wii liamston Female College will begii next Wednesday afternoon, and will be unusually interesting. Monday morning at 8.80 the Wallace house, on West Main street, was total ly destroyed by fire. The building wssa large structure with fourteen rooms ana was occupied and owned bj J. C. Wallace, and was used as s boarding house. When the fire wat first discovered it had started in a room of one of the guests on the second floor, and before the flames could bc arrested they had made such headway that it was impossible to .save the building and the large company ol citizens that had to assist in fighting the fire went to work at once to remov ing tho household effects, a large part of which was saved. The building was insured in the Anderson Mutual Com pany for $800 and the personal effects were insured in the same company foi the sum of $200. The loss will prob ably reach $1,200, above tho insurance, which falls heavily upon Mr. Wallace. 'Put Us to the Test. We back up all we eay about "Clifton" Flour. Back it up, first, with our goods, and, second, with our guarantee. We have paid a g iod deal about "Clifton'' in the last few yean, and especially in the past few months, since we enlarged oar capacity and improved our plant. We have made*some pretty strong sutemente about the quality or "Clifton" Flour. If we caa Drove all we say you can hardly affortr*f>ot to use "Clifton." Come in un der our guarantee und put us to tbA test. Bransford Mill?, ?wensboro, Ky. Corner Creek Items. Tho continued dry spoil ia causing all vegetation to suffer. Farmere aro very well up with their work and crops are in excellent condi tion Wheat harvest is almost at hand, bat a very email yield will be realized by our farmer's, although they took much interest in preparing' tho land and sowing it-several of them fertilizing highly. The tann i UK class of our peoplo seem to have a lot of discouragement through this rugged journey of lifo, but con tentment evidently abounds more among the "tillers of tho soil" than any other laboring people on earth.' They enjoy better health, have moro iiborty ami pleasure and just about as much of I "Uncle Sam's" legal currency falls ia j their hands, too. Some eminent writer hus expressed his opinion concerning the farmer in the following language: "A farmer is the noblest work of God.w B. F. Gassaway and Wister Bigby attended the Exposition in Charles ton last week. They report a grand time. J. N. Shirley has tho contract for fur nishing the framing lumber for the fac tory houses ut Honea Path. Clemeot &. Son are doing the sawing in ?rst-class style as usual. Marvin Bigby nod sister, Alias Belle, visited relatives nt Broyles last Satur day and Sunday. i The Trustees of tho Honea Path Gra ded school have re-elected Prof. J. B. t Watkins and Miss Marvin Quattlebaum as tenchers, and they have been so for . t?nate as to secure the services of Miss i Hattie Lever, of Columbia, ns teacher > of the primary department to succeed - Miss Williams, who resigned. This - grand old institution of learning now f has the best corps of teachers to be found > any where and tho standard of this r school is second to none. , i It Booms to us that quite a number 9 of candidates will be out this Summer t for the various State o thees, but the - "County candidates are "slow enough." t We must have at least five for the r House, and surely ?there are that many y men in this glorious old banner Co?n J ty of Carolina able to represeat us at - the State capital. > The mauy friends of W. P. Wright ? aro urging him to make the race for a the Legislature. There caa be no purer man found anywhere, and one any o moro worthy thau Mr. Wright, aud we 0 hope that he will decide to eater the B race. We believe ia every mau having his 1 own opinion and choice, so we say B Heyward for Governor. Ho is in the race to win, and from all reports it ap pears as if he is making splendid head way all over the State. Our people are enjoying good health ? nowadays, so of course all are merry i and contented. e Rev. W. B. Hawkins, delivered a good sermon on Missions at Barker's - Creek Church Sunday morning to a large congregation. Mr. Hawkins if - one of our best preachers. e The younger members of the Bark er's Creek Church have recently organ t ized a Young People's Union. Bert o Martin is president and Jodie Smith r secretary. They meet twice a month, 0 on first and third Sunday evenings. ? A ?teat snrinkle of rain fell here Sat urdu? ?V esirg and rovived crops some wfe&t, but we aced? good season just r now. 1 Cherries and plums are ripening, and, of course, blackberries will soon i be on the bill of fare. t Work on the cotton mill at Honea Path is progressing rapidly. A large t force of hands are employed, and it is proposed to complete the mill by No . vember 1st. Tyro. ? Notice to Teachers. J have just received the following letter from the St?te Superintendent of Educa ci?n: County Superintendent of Education l>ear Sir : The State Board or Education has directed that the June examination be held on Friday, June 13th. You will please so advertise. Tue questions will be sent you br the 12th. The State Board has also decided, in order to enoonrage applications for State certificates upon examinations, to permit applicants to stand for State certificates ct the examination') conducted hereafter b ?* your Board for County certificates. Tho applicants for State certificates will stani* on the first grade questions and on additional questions, more advanced and more professional. Your Board will mark th ) ona wera to the first grade ques tions an J will not send np the papers to the State ?loard where the grade reached is less thar. 90. The Statj Board will grade the papers, and if the average per cent attained is 86, will issue a State certificate if the appli cant be found otherwise worthy. Fall Information covering the applicants scholastic and professional career will be set forth in blanks tc bc furnished, and be an important element in determining whether a State certificate should be granted. Tbe State certificate eo granted v? ill be good for ten years. Please adver tise these examinations. Very truly youre, JOHN J. MCMAHAN. Stato Supt. of Education. I publish the above letter In full that all may understand clearly the conditions apon which m State certificate may be obtained. R. E. NICHOLSON, Go. 8upt. Ed. Summer Resorts. The Hummer Resort Folder of the Southern Railway, containing moah valuable information, will be raallod free to any address upon application t< . Agents of Southern Railway. W. H. Tayloe. AR<*r. G?n. Paw*. Ageat, Atlanta, Ga., It W. Hint, Div. Pass. Agent. Charleston, 8. C., J. C. Beam, Dtst. Pass. Ageat,. Atlanta, Ga.